site systemsthe systems that keep things running
GUIDE TO GETTING STARTED ON HOENN
SITE RULES & INFAMY SYSTEM
on this page, the various systems of hoenn will be outlined. more comprehensive explanations can be found in their respective threads, which are linked under each section. please note, that these systems are not required to use during your stay in hoenn! many of these systems are voluntary and are not required to use as a roleplayer, unless a particular event or activity or purchase calls for them.
the main method of capturing pokemon is by creating "wild threads". wild threads are divided into two kinds: solo wilds and duo wilds.
solo wilds consist of your character searching for a pokemon in a location (click here: spawn list) to catch.
another way to "catch" pokemon is via the gachapon system, where you are rolled three random pokemon in exchange for money.
trading and gifting
on hoenn, you are allowed to trade and gift pokemon with other members. there are only a few restrictions, but for the most part, members are able to freely trade among each other. of course, you can not trade with yourself!
with every new event (usually every 1-2 months), the pokemon featured in the safari zone will change.
sometimes, a swarm of pokemon will appear on hoenn. these are time-limited events, where one must roll and fulfill a piece of criteria in their in-character post to possibly catch a pokemon.
for those with extra money to spare, or an abundant amount of pokemon they have no use for, the black market is ideal.
due to nihilego poisons, shadow pokemon have introduced themselves into hoenn's setting. although trainers may encounter corrupted pokemon on the site, only TEAM ROCKET characters can create "artificial shadow pokemon"; however, this comes with a hefty price and possible chance to kill your pokemon.
rockets who dare risk their beloved pokemon must go to the team rocket lab to gamble for additional power.
reward granting features
missions are oppotunities for you to immerse your characters in the setting and/or faction-based roleplay.
in other words, team rocket affiliated characters and league affiliated characters can embark on missions that further the goals and desires of their respective organizations.
however, not all missions revolve around faction conflict. instead, they may help your characters explore the world of hoenn in creative ways, while also rewarding you handsomely for taking the trouble to embark upon them.
purchasing a pail from the site shop will grant your characters access to a garden. gardens are played-based, meaning all of a player's characters can make use of a garden.
however, do note, some berries can not be purchased by a character until they have an adequate amount of infamy.
purchasing camping gear or a camping set from the site shop will grant your characters access to a campsite to create curry. like gardens, campsites are played-based, meaning all of a player's characters can reap the benefits of a delicious curry.
every month, you can keep track of the threads you have completed in your campsite. each completed and archived thread corresponds to a curry ingredient, which in turn, will grant you with rewards!
inspired by the mechanic in pokemon sword & shield, your characters can send their pokemon to help complete jobs all around hoenn.
these jobs can be found in the job board. each job may feature a specific limitation, such as requiring pokemon of a certain type.
once your character reaches 25 INFAMY, they can create an exhibit. inspired by old aquarium flash games and poketch, exhibits are ways for your characters to showcase their favorite pokemon.
furthermore, exhibits allow you to post within their threads once per day as a way to earn pokedollars incrementally without the need of engaging in other threads.
hoenn possesses many mysteries awaiting discovery. discovery by you! if your character would like to research, discover or invent something, you may be offered this chance in the form of research threads.
research threads are often granted to characters and players as a reward from an event or directly from staff. as a note, these threads are often slow burn and stretch across many months or even a year.
mega evolution & z-moves
on hoenn, mega evolution and z-moves have been incorporated into the narrative in a particular way. furthermore, gigantamax pokemon formes have been made into additional mega evolutions in this setting.
in hoenn, some legendary pokemon are able to bestow powers onto humans. due to hoenn's turmoil, these legendary pokemon have sided with trainers in order to have a stake in the fate of the region.
1it makes sense in-character.
2the timing is right in accordance with the site plot, etc.
3the player is a consistent presence on the site, active across an extended period of time, and is a good community member.
4staff have the resources to create scenarios and boons related to the granting of avatarship.
please note, if a character goes inactive or is archived, avatarship is removed. furthermore, it is not always public knowledge that a character is an avatar.
more information can be found in the canons thread.