near the last known location of regirock's tomb, several trainers have stumbled across an ominous opening. inside, they will find the ruins of the legendary titan, riddled with traps, treasures, and the mystical unknown. no one knows what awaits them but one thing is for sure — a new arc begins. despite the thin veil of peace, the public still faces unease.
after the ultra beast war, hoenn begins to heal. the megalopolan invasion may have failed; however, it is clear there is much more at stake. a prophecy revolving around a cyclical meteoroid, the appearance of necrozma and a dangerous and viral alien threaten the safety of the region once more.
with rocket's new boss, the resurgence and reappearance of the crime syndicate's presence is imminent. the league has done its best to repair its reputation, and with the victory of a war under their belt, perhaps it is enough. but the seeds of distrust have already been sown in the ravaged land of this region, causing many to wonder what will grow?
[attr="class","freiwanttmid"]CHARACTER FACTION league
[attr="class","freiwanttmid"]CHARACTER RANK cadet
[attr="class","freiwanttmid"]FACE CLAIM hajime hinata from danganronpa
[attr="class","freiwantttop"]ABOUT THE CHARACTER
a quiet, neurotic private investigator fresh off the boat from the sinnoh region. growing up in a harsh neighborhood buried in the lower districts of Jubilife City, tobias "toby" looker (often referred to simply by his surname, looker) earned a name for himself as a wise guy. he's the youngest runt out of a litter of mad-dog brothers who all fought each other for the smallest scraps of money, attention and infamy offered by ma and the world around them. however, toby was a cunning and enterprising sort, as even from a young age he learned to recognize danger and opportunity in equal measure, deriding lessons from the books and TV that he took an interest in. toby took a particular interest in an old crime drama series that seemed to be the only program available on the cable budget mom had. the show was about a masterful 'great detective' - a member of the international police - who investigated pokemon-related murders, thefts, and debauchery across the world alongside his wisecracking accomplice - a talking pikachu. [break][break]
the character of the 'great detective' hit a certain note with toby. he was a cunning and enterprising sort who saw things that others couldn't. people couldn't understand him, and he wasn't socially adept. he wasn't the gritty, hardboiled detective archetype in those lame greasy shows from unova; he was vibrant and eccentric, turning every case into a psychological Pokemon battle - the detective using his inquisitive nature to capitalize on the weaknesses of his opponent's schemes. occasionally, an actual Pokemon battle would happen in the show, and the 'great detective' displayed a sort of tactical prowess with his annoying pikachu that made all of those broadcasted Pokemon tournaments look like two dumb animals slapping each other in comparison... or the live news feeds from hoenn, showing Pokemon and trainers fighting in the streets.
it was then that toby decided that he wanted to be a detective, and that he wanted to train Pokemon.[break][break]
a long-term investment in personal education, hard work, and self-improvement turned out a successful life for toby down the line, whereas his savage brothers never really grew out of their mad-dog ways. as his personal expectations and ambitions tempered with age, toby never dropped his goal to uncover a grand truth between all of the amateur sleuthing he did on his pathway to becoming a local name in his hometown. though the story of how he came to bond with carstein, jack, and slick - his most trusted associates (aka his Pokemon) - is better suited for another entry, his experience with Pokemon and people like lured him to the national news spilling out of hoenn. [break][break]
shrouded rumors of team rocket remnants. bizarre, alien pokemon splitting the sky. old legends and cultural myths surging in towards the region of hoenn. though the incidents were few and far between, there was a game afoot, and it was one that toby was inexplicably drawn to like a moth to a flame. truthfully, the young PI had little attachment to his hometown and his home region. ever since he started raking in an income from his petty cases and understanding how to work with carstein, jack, and slick, toby was slowly phasing his business out from sinnoh as a whole, making preparations for a permanent move to somewhere else. [break][break]
somewhere new, somewhere exciting. new truths to uncover, new games to play. and now, after so many years, it seemed that looker's 'great case' was beginning to unfold on foreign shores. [break][break]