The Pokemon Islands (Main Thread) and Council CityThis thread is for information on the Pokemon Islands, locating threads for Pokemon Island locations, and posts involving the islands in general and the ocean around them as well as the Council City of the Pokemon League.
Location/Size: An archipelago about the size of Japan off the eastern coast of Talamh. The three main islands are: Sakari, Karada, and Asahi. In addition there are the Shippo Islands, and the Kemuri Islands. Some of the smaller islands in the Shippo region have no human habitations at all and may even have pokemon villages. St. Brigid Island is the dwelling place of the Great Fay Brigid.
Population: unknown - no census ever taken
Government: Every human town or village has it’s own elders and law. The Pokemon League of each of the three main islands, and two for the smaller islands, governs the pokemon competitions and often arbitrates in disputes between humans and pokemon or between villages. The Pokemon League Council coordinates all of the cooperative league activities and sets the rules and standards for all competitions, including leagues, gyms, and coordinator competitions. The Council also employs the Joy family, the Jenny family, Rangers, and Special Operations for the purpose of maintaining peace and harmony. Salaries, centers, offices and activities are financed by Gym fees, registration fees and private donations.
Of special note: By custom and common standards no pokemon shall be forced to team with a human. Pokeballs and capture techniques are unknown and would be severely frowned upon. No one using such techniques would be allowed to compete in the leagues or other competitions. Exceptions may be made in the case of outsiders, whose pokemon love and support them, by permission of the Pokemon League Council.
Leader: The Pokemon League Council
Capital City: Pokemon League Council City
Religion: Varied, some villages revere legendary pokemon, some their ancestors, others the forces of nature. The pokemon have no religion, and don’t really think about things like that, merely accepting existence without questioning it. The Great Fay Brigid sometimes features in religion, especially since the split.
Race Majority: Pokemon.
Humans are in much smaller numbers, but are the only other race living there.
Historical Information: During the Great War in ancient Primavaldian history, before old Locura was shaped, the Pokemon Islands were drawn into the world of Primavaldia. Brigid the Wise - one of the four Great Fays - formed an alliance with the legendary pokemon (as well as all of the other pokemon) and the few people of that land to battle against the great Evil. Near the end of the war Palkia and Dialga were fatally wounded, and the land ruined. With a wish from Jirachi, Brigid sacrificed her immortal life to bring healing to Palkia, Dialga, and the land of the pokemon at the beginning of Locura. Her body was buried in a sacred grove watched over by Mew and Celebi. It was said that her power imbued the land with special protection. Though very few in Locura at the time of the World Split remembered this story even as a legend (as it had happened over two thousand years before) many held Brigid to be a Saint of one sort or another. Her grave is still on St. Brigid Island.
During the World Split the Pokemon Islands were pulled into the formation of the new world of Triudomhan because of the connection between Morrigan and Brigid, and of the pokemon to Lien Hua, but it was only due to the powers of Palkia, Dialga, Giratina, and the intervention of Arceus, that the islands managed survive the split. As a parting gift from Arceus for her original loyalty to the pokemon, Brigid’s body was revived and her soul placed back inside it. She now resides on St. Brigid Island, in the oak near her grave.
Most of the remembered history of the Pokemon Islands only goes back a couple of hundred years before the split, as humans began resettling the main islands and battle groups under a human trainer became popular. That evolved into the complex system of gyms and leagues, as well as coordinator competitions, to the Pokemon League and it’s support structures in law, custom, and medicine that exists today even in the new world.
Pokemon League Rules
1. A pokemon team, for competition purposes, shall consist of six pokemon and one human trainer.
2. The competing pokemon must be natural pokemon. Transformed humans, mutants, laboratory experiments, and crossbreeds with other kinds of creatures are strictly prohibited in official competitions, though such may serve as the trainer in a group instead of a human.
3. Entrapment of pokemon by coercion or entrapping devices (including pokeballs) is strictly prohibited in the Pokemon Islands, except in extreme cases. In recognition of that no entrapped or coerced pokemon from the islands may compete in official competitions. Entrapped pokemon from outside of the Pokemon Islands may compete after passing a test by the registering nurse to determine if they are competing of their own free will.
4. To legally compete, the team of six pokemon and a trainer must first register at a pokemon center and pay a one time entrance fee of 1,000 pokemoney for the league entered. If the team changes one or more members, each change must be registered at a pokemon center before competing. If the team decides to compete in a different league they must re-register and pay the entrance fee of 1,000 pokemoney for that league.
5. To compete against the elite four and champion of a league, or in national competitions a team must have earned eight gym badges of that one region in official gym battles. The same rule applies to coordinator events. Eight ribbons must have been won by the team in official contests before competing in national contests. At least two of the team members must have been a part of the team in all eight gym battles or coordinator contests.
6. When two registered teams battle against each other, the loosing team must pay a sum of money to the winner. Such battles may be double battles (two teams against two teams) or single battles (one team against one team). In double battles the amount of money is shared equally.
Information on Islands and Leagues
(Work in progress)
The Elite Four of The Kemuri Islands
#1 Aqua Lacis
#2 Clay Terran
#3 Zephron Eleutherium
#4 Ignacio Baptista
Champion: Ted Rambo
Previous Champion: Zenaida Song (daughter of Laella Song of Wing Village, Asahi island)
The Elite Four of Sakari Island
The Elite Four of Karada Island
The Elite Four of Asahi Island
#1 Cheldon Buffo
#2 Gyanda Sarpati
#3 Bailey Barnum
#4 Wilda Mustel
Champion: Garret Brooke
Previous Champion: Prunella Figge
The Elite Four of the Shippo Islands
Council City Annual Competition
The Grand Elite Four
Previous Grand Champion:
Previous Champion Coordinator: