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LT's Brainstorming Blog

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DLC Inspired Ancient Adventure #1 (inspired by the Teal Mask DLC and the lesser known game series Genji)

The Opening of Waku--not long after the notorious warlord Nobunaga was defeated, a new emperor was crowned. Emperor Divine Dragon's first act was to open the long closed borders of Waku, inviting people from far and wide to visit, and to establish relations with Europan regions for the first time.

Kaluseine--modern day Kalos--was the first to forge diplomatic relations with Waku, and Sabia--modern day Paldea--followed soon afterwards. While some native Wakunese weren't sold on letting foreigners into the country, the majority viewed the visiting Europans as curiosities--but a few gained some life-long friends.

Among the travelers arriving in Waku were Sabian explorers and researchers Nemona and Juliana, who had come to Waku on behalf of Queen Sagita to create the first Sabian guidebook about Waku, and create the first map of Waku for Europan visitors to use. To help blend in with the locals, and avoid bandit attacks, Nemona took the martial title Blue Eyes (a nod to her eye color), and Juliana took the martial title Little Droplet.

While exploring a town one day, Nemona and Juliana kept hearing the people talk of the Eight Spirits--eight martial artists so powerful, they were considered gods. Juliana thought nothing of it at first, but Nemona was excited to see a glimpse of Waku's martial world.

The girls did not expect to be ambushed by bandits on the Bright Road--but moments before they could be robbed blind, the Noble Spirit Amethyst Braviary came to their rescue.

Nemona was especially shocked to hear Amethyst Braviary speak Sabian to them when asked who she was--una amiga...yo soy una amiga. (A friend...I'm a friend).

She explained that she, along with fellow Noble Spirit Golden Delphox, had fled to Europa before Nobunaga closed off Waku, and had recently returned thanks to the opening of the country.

Amethyst Braviary took Nemona and Juliana to the Eight Spirits' secret hideaway, the Verdant Jade Grove. There, she told the others about the bandit attack, spurring Emerald Raikou to theorize that bandits were stepping up their attacks because they were searching for jewels--they believed that many of the jewels on the more well-to-do Europan visitors were the Ametama--sacred jewels with great power. Eventually, many bandits turned to attacking any Europan traveler they could find in hopes of finding the jewels--and Nemona and Juliana had specifically been attacked by the bandits Venerable Growlithe, Desired Chimchar, and Lucky Phoenix. Together, they were considered the Three Lucky Thieves--and the Eight Spirits feared what would happen if the Three Lucky Thieves found the Ametama.

Juliana wasn't so sure about a potential wild Yungoos chase across a foreign land. But Nemona saw the opportunity to kill two Wattrels with one stone--the two of them could build their guidebook and their map, and help some legendary heroes bring the bandits that had attacked them to justice.

Little did Nemona and Juliana know, they were embarking on a journey worthy of a novel, and that they would be revered as heroes among the Wakunese themselves.
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Pokemon Lorcana Idea (an idea exploring a combination of the Pokemon TCG and Disney's Lorcana TCG)

In this imagined Pokemon TCG both the humans and the Pokemon make up your deck, and both characters, items places and songs you know and love, plus all new alternate versions of characters, make for a true journey across time in the re-imagined Poke-multiverse.

Like the real TCG, decks are limited to 60 cards. However, you are also limited to an Era--and you can't mix and match characters, places or some items from different Eras. Most items, abilities, and songs can be mixed and matched between Eras, however.

The different Eras (so far) are:

--Ancient (Legends: Arceus era)
--Fantasy (fantastic era)
--Modern (the characters we all know and love)
--Future (sci-fantasy)
--Another (alternate versions of humans and Pokemon)

Multiple Another cards can be used in a deck, provided the Anothers are from the same era.

Besides Eras, cards come in these flavors of jewels:

--emerald (earth)
--ruby (fire)
--lapis (wind)
--sapphire (water)
--aquamarine (ice)
--topaz (thunder)
--amethyst (cosmos)
--pearl (light)
--diamond (all elements)
--onyx (shadow)
--silver (no elemental)

Like the real TCG, you are encouraged to mix and match the jewels within your chosen Era to cover strengths and weaknesses

Some of the known sets include:

--The Era of Beginnings (the initial set--a mix of all eras)
--Phoenix Rising (Ash-centric set)
--The Primary Era (RBY set)
--Blades of the Dragon (Misty-centric set)
--Song of the Raikou (Brock-centric set)
--Another World (Another-centric set)
--New Horizons (Liko and Roy-centric set)
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Fantastic Dragon Slayer Idea (inspired by Ragna Crimson, with a dash of Final Fantasy)

In the fantastic Pokeworld of Netan, most dragons are seen as gods, and guardians of nature. But when a dragon forgets Arceus' divine calling and turns to evil, or a dragon of the shadows manifests in the world of mortals, the divine dragons call upon specialized hunters known as nalmorie--living glories-- to track and hunt down the fallen or rogue dragon before it can destroy the world.

While some nalmorie (nalmori is the singular for all genders) make a living as heroes for hire, there are some groups that are in service to a noble dragon themselves. While the most famous nalmorie are the Silver Wings--who are in service to the legendary divine dragon Bahamut (who in turn reports to Arceus), our story concerns a group of eight best friends who serve the crystal dragon Ketis. While nowhere near the level of the Silver Wings yet, new recruit Liko believes that their band the Crystal Hearts (after Liko's enchanted heart pendant, which Ash incorporates into their band's logo) can surpass the Silver Wings one day.

But the way to that lofty goal is a long one, and a dragon doesn't go down as easy as a bandit, a kobold, or a goblin.

Can the Crystal Hearts achieve the lofty goal of being as revered as the Silver Wings? What wonders and terrors await them on their journeys in service to Ketis?
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Fantastic Monster Hunter Idea (reworking the above idea with inspiration from Final Fantasy XII and Sword/Shield)

In the fantastic Pokeworld of Ruashin, adventurers come from far and wide to seek their fortunes. Whether they belong to a guild or are heroes for hire, there's someone for all your monster slaying needs, no matter what your budget. A few guilds and heroes for hire will even accept food, items or information in addition to or in place of money, so even the poor can have troublesome monsters handled.

Our story concerns the Crystalwings--a band of best friends who are one of the more renowned bands of heroes for hire. Led by the fearless warmage Ash, even the mightiest demons fear the Crystalwings. Whether you need bandits run out of town, or need a dragon slain, they will handle most foes for a reasonable fee--including some foes that other guilds are afraid of.

But as the Crystalwings travel across the land, they hear whispers of another, greater threat--a plot to awaken a primal dragon Pokemon named Eternatus that legends say would have tore the world apart had Arceus and the Legendaries not intervened.

Horrified at what would happen if Eternatus woke again, Ash led the Crystalwings on an urgent journey in hopes of stopping the one behind the plot--and preventing Eternatus from awakening once again...
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Traveling Martial Hero Idea (inspired by the new anime Frieren)

It should've been an era of peace for the ancient Pokemon world--the notorious Full Moon Catcher was defeated at the peak of Celestial Crown Mountain in Hisui, thereby preventing the rise of Team Galactic and the Spear Pillar incident in the modern day.

The Eight Spirits did return to their abode in the Verdant Jade Grove for some well deserved rest and relaxation--but after a while, the urge to travel hit again.

But what was meant to be a relaxing trip around the Pokeworld soon took an ominous turn when whispers of evil sects--both remnants of Full Moon Catcher's followers, and new sects that followed the path of evil, began cropping up in the martial world.

As the guardians of the martial world, the Eight Spirits resolved to stamp out any lingering evil, and prevent any new threats from repeating the Full Moon Catcher incident. But this proved easier said then done--as there were more remnants of Full Moon Catcher's followers than previously thought.

This is the tale of how the Eight Spirits journeyed across Waku, and stamped out lingering evil along the way...
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Tawame Theater Network Idea for the Theaterverse (inspired by this real TV channel)

The Kinshu Network (the name is a pun--it can mean both 'beautiful flowers' and 'golden collection') is a global Pokeworld TV network that specializes in all aspects of the Tawame theater and related art forms. The network lineup is constantly changing as the day progresses--it is very rare to see the exact same clip twice. This is achieved by randomized eight hour long compilations of clips and full Tawame plays being constantly transmitted, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. The result is a never ending, always changing loop of ancient Wakunese wonders and delights, broadcast around the Pokeworld.

In addition to scenes, solos, and acts from plays, and full plays themselves, viewers can expect to see traditional Wakunese musical solos, songs, and dances outside of plays, athletic and acrobatic displays and more.

The massive master compilation always labels what it is the viewer is about to see, and displays the information again at the end, akin to a music video. Full plays will also include cast lists and an explanation of what happens in each scene, so foreign viewers can follow the story. While most of the clips and full plays are subbed (in a variety of languages), occasionally a dubbed clip will appear--and both subs and dubs are high quality. Some troupes have even performed plays in languages besides Wakunese or English to cater to foreign audiences (the Kagayou is one of these)

It is not surprising that the Kagayou is well represented in the channel's massive loop--both in clips and full plays. For every troupe that partners with the channel, the members get a special PokeNav app, GoldNav, that notifies them when one of their performances is about to be shown, so they can notify friends and family to watch (and record) their performance.
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My Two Credits On the Event Gone Horribly Wrong (some of my thoughts and reflections on the Halloween event)

We interrupt your regularly scheduled brainstorming just so I can share my thoughts on the mayhem of the last few days...

First of all, I mean no ill will on the staff that had a hand in planning this, or the admins.

They were trying to create an immersive experience, and I have to applaud the sheer amount of work to create a believable "AI goes rogue" storyline.

That does not, however, excuse the fact that feelings were hurt, egos were bruised, and people were confused or terrified in all the wrong ways (myself included). I understand the staff wanted us to have fun, but things very quickly got out of hand. It would've been better to pull the plug, come clean, and debrief as soon as people started to get genuinely terrified.

So when (or even if) we ever attempt something like this again, I would make it very clear from the outset that this is a performance/game, and that the users have the choice to opt into that performance/game, watch it all unfold from the sidelines, or just ignore it.

Luckily, it seems that the staff are listening to what people have said, and hopefully will take steps to win back the users' trust, and make sure something like this doesn't happen again.

My prompt for this coming Monday was going to be something inspired from the aftermath of the Halloween event, but in light of the users' negative feedback and the raw emotions surrounding what happened, I'm picking a different prompt for this coming Monday.

We now return to your regularly scheduled brainstorming.
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My prompt for this coming Monday was going to be something inspired from the aftermath of the Halloween event, but in light of the users' negative feedback and the raw emotions surrounding what happened, I'm picking a different prompt for this coming Monday.
Probably a good idea to not have a prompt based on what happened with the event.
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Theaterverse Worldbuilding Collection #1 (a collection of prompts for the theaterverse from Bulbapedia, and occasionally elsewhere)

Poison Barb https://bulbapedia.bulbagarden.net/wiki/Poison_Barb

An item for Poison types to hold in battle, it is also used as ammo for fukiya in the Tawame theater. Unlike a Poison Barb a Pokemon holds, prop Poison Barbs do not have any actual poison inside--they are more often filled with smoke, or water colored to resemble poison. The Kagayou's resident Poison types often hold one to give their stage moves some extra pizazz.

FLY HIGH https://bulbapedia.bulbagarden.net/wiki/FLY_HIGH

"FLY HIGH" is a duet that is one of Ash and Serena's go to encore songs, but it has been used during plays before--usually if the music team is struggling to come up with a battle song for Ash and Serena to sing. In the Tawame theater, if the audience requests an encore, it is not unheard of for the cast (or the yuushi and eiyuna, at the very least) to return to the stage and sing one of the songs from the play again, or a whole new song that showcases their singing ability. This means that a cast has to be ready to sing multiple songs if the audience asks for multiple encores.

Shiny Leaf https://bulbapedia.bulbagarden.net/wiki/Shiny_Leaf

Shiny Leaves are valuable items used to craft Leaf Crowns for costumes. While they come in many different jewel-like colors, the gold leaves are the most common. The company's resident Grass Pokemon go out to look for them, so the company always has plenty in stock in case a character needs a Leaf Crown for their costume. A number of different colored Leaf Crowns are on display in the theater's museum.

Scientist https://bulbapedia.bulbagarden.net/wiki/Scientist_(Trainer_class)

Scientists in the theaterverse mainly dedicate their research to getting history and culture correct for plays set in historic eras, what the Tawame theater may have been like in ancient times, building larger or mechanically complex props, puppets, and effects, and making sure fantastic settings look and feel realistic. They also take care of a theater's resident crew Rotoms.

Dark Temple https://bulbapedia.bulbagarden.net/wiki/Dark_Temple

Many Tawame plays feature a Dark Temple as a plot point in many plays. It is typically used as a villain's site for an evil ritual, but it may just be an abandoned temple overrun by yokai, or reclaimed by a sect of evil martial arts. Regardless, a fight is sure to take place no matter where it appears in the play.

Mothim https://bulbapedia.bulbagarden.net/wiki/Mothim_(Pok%C3%A9mon)

Mothim mainly help maintain the gardens on the theater grounds, but they have been known to assist in plays--the silver scales they make when flapping are harmless, and have long been used as a cheap and easy stand-in for snow (that is much easier to clean up afterwards).

Luxray https://bulbapedia.bulbagarden.net/wiki/Luxray_(Pok%C3%A9mon)

Luxray are mainly crew Pokemon, helping with the lights and electrical effects, and training Shinx and Luxio on how to operate and repair the lights, and how to perform good lightning effects. Some Luxray also patrol the theater as ushers--and if you ever talk while the play is in progress, they will be onto you like a Thunderbolt! Still other Luxray will play roles in plays, often as a thunder elemental hero's companion.

Revelation Dance https://bulbapedia.bulbagarden.net/wiki/Revelation_Dance_(move)

In the Tawame theater, Oricorio perform the dance alone, or alongside a human partner, with the Oricorio's type and the events of the play affecting what it looks like. Sometimes, some Pa'u Forme Oricorios will perform the dance before the curtain as preshow entertainment (one of several different preshows the Kagayou has.)

Sango https://bulbapedia.bulbagarden.net/wiki/Misty%27s_Corsola

Misty's faithful Corsola, Sango often appears with Misty in plays, typically in aquatic acts. If she does not have a role alongside Misty, she is usually involved in an act, or giving swim training to young Pokemon.
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Remixed Animeverse Worldbuilding Collection #1 (a collection of prompts for the remixed animeverse from Bulbapedia, and occasionally elsewhere)

"The Power of Us" https://bulbapedia.bulbagarden.net/wiki/The_Power_of_Us_(song)

"The Power of Us" was initially a song Brock wrote in honor of his friendship with Ash and Misty, and he played it for them during the victory party after their quest on Shamouti Island. Misty was touched Brock had actually written a song for her, and Ash was impressed by Brock's songwriting gift.

The version of the song we know is the revised extended version Brock made to honor Serena, May and Dawn--he first played this version to mark the 25th anniversary of Ash leaving on his initial journey through Kanto.

Eclipse: Union of the Sun and Moon (inspired by https://bulbapedia.bulbagarden.net/wiki/Pok%C3%A9mon_Sun_%26_Moon_Planetarium)

"Eclipse: Union of the Sun and Moon" is a very popular show at Hokulani Observatory's planetarium--basically explaining what eclipses are in terms easy enough for the average person to understand, and doing it in a fun way. Ash, Misty and Brock see this show during their Alolan vacation.

Schoolkids https://bulbapedia.bulbagarden.net/wiki/School_Kid_(Trainer_class)

Usually young students of Trainer's Schools, Ash and the gang have interacted with many schoolkids on their journeys. They are usually attracted to Ash's faithful Pikachu Tintri, but the gang have played music for them and performed plays for them.

Cosplay https://bulbapedia.bulbagarden.net/wiki/Pok%C3%A9mon_cosplay

Cosplay in the Pokeworld is no different from cosplay in our world--humans and Pokemon alike enjoy cosplaying their favorite anime, game, comic, and cartoon characters. Ash and the gang enjoy cosplaying at cons--one of Ash's favorite characters to cosplay is the Final Fantasy red mage.

"Fanfare of the Heart" https://bulbapedia.bulbagarden.net/wiki/Fanfare_of_the_Heart

"Fanfare of the Heart" was the song Ash performed alongside a performer named Miki for Ash's first real Stage Battle while on the Pokemon Musical challenge during his Unova trip. Ash won the battle and defended his one Star Jewel.

Auto Deck Machine https://bulbapedia.bulbagarden.net/wiki/Auto_Deck_Machine

Auto Deck Machines are TCG vending machines that build one of several pre-selected theme decks for a flat fee of 250 to 400 credits apiece. The selection of decks an Auto Deck Machine can build is rotated every few weeks, so if you don't see the deck you want at first, keep checking back. Game and card shop owners usually let customers know when the Auto Deck Machines have been refreshed--or when new decks are available for selection.

"Scare at the Litwick Mansion" https://bulbapedia.bulbagarden.net/wiki/BW026

While on the road in Unova, Ash, Misty, and Brock found themselves in an old mansion taking shelter from a storm. Brock told a scary story to pass the time, setting Ash's imagination into overdrive, and spurring an adventure!

Bulbacast https://bulbapedia.bulbagarden.net/wiki/Bulbacast

One of the top Pokemon variety podcasts in the Pokeworld, Bulbacast covers many different topics of interest to trainers, coordinators, and every Pokemon fan alike, from news, views, reviews, informational segments, music, comedy, and even dramas. Ash is known to be a fan of the show, and has been a regular listener since the show's beginnings during his Shinou trip.

Chim-Charred https://bulbapedia.bulbagarden.net/wiki/DP081

While on the road in Shinou, Ash battled Paul in a clash of Chimchar vs. Chimchar. When Diddy's Blaze activated, he could not control it, and it took Ash using his Swanna Song to calm Diddy down before he burned an entire forest.

Plumeria https://bulbapedia.bulbagarden.net/wiki/Plumeria

The only known admin of Team Skull, Ash, Misty, and Brock encountered her several times on their Alolan vacation, but had a change of heart after the Aether incident, assisting the Trio in rescuing Guzma and defeating the possessed Lusamine. She actually witnessed Ash using his Swanna Song with Lillie to awaken Solgaleo.
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Theaterverse Worldbuilding Collection #2 (a collection of prompts for the theaterverse from Bulbapedia, and occasionally elsewhere)

North Petalburg https://bulbapedia.bulbagarden.net/wiki/North_Petalburg

North Petalburg is the arts district of Petalburg City, home to art museums, concert halls, and both traditional and modern theaters. The most notable theater is the Oran Blossom Theater, where May was trained to be a Tawame actress, and Max learned the ropes of the effects crew. The Kagayou makes a point to perform in the Oran Blossom any time they are in Petalburg.

Sygna Suit https://bulbapedia.bulbagarden.net/wiki/Sygna_Suit

Sygna Suits are special costumes allowing the wearer to gain supernatural abilities based on the abilities of a Pokemon for as long as they wear a suit. While they may look like traditional ancient Wakunese outfits to the casual observer, the biggest clue they are Sygna Suits is a stylized S somewhere on the costume, which many mistake for a brand trademark.

Changing into a Sygna Suit is considered a costume change, so they are noted in a play's script like any other costume change.

Of the group, Brock, Ash, Midori, Misty, Dawn, and Serena have one. Ash wears his the most often to gain flight and fire manipulation for phoenix and phoenix-born roles.

Pikachu's Exploration Club https://bulbapedia.bulbagarden.net/wiki/PK18

Pikachu's Exploration Club is the Kagayou's kids club, which holds theater camps, special events, and special plays throughout the year. Club members (called Explorers) get a membership card (which does not need renewal), a weekly magazine, free admission to all the Kagayou's plays, a special message from their favorite star(s) on their birthday, and admission to club exclusive events and plays, just to name a few perks. Joining is free, and lasts until the person turns 13, when they age up into the teen's club.

Shiinotic https://bulbapedia.bulbagarden.net/wiki/Shiinotic_(Pok%C3%A9mon)

Shiinotics and Morelulls often assist in plays, creating the illusion of a luminous or ethereal forest, adding some living character to a digital background. While they often don't say anything in plays, they will interact with actors and speak in comic plays.

Pewter City https://bulbapedia.bulbagarden.net/wiki/Pewter_City

Brock's hometown, Pewter City is home to the world famous Fireside Theater, where Brock has tread its boards many times in traditional and modern plays, concerts, storytelling performances, and much more. Residents say any performance with Brock in it is not to be missed, and it is not unheard of to see it sold out when the Kagayou--and its native son in the Niji Troupe--is in town.

Krookodile https://bulbapedia.bulbagarden.net/wiki/Krookodile_(Pok%C3%A9mon)

Krookodile are very common in villain roles or villainous companion roles in plays, often as a bandit chief or evil sect master's pet. Their Intimidate ability will even make the audience shudder. Offstage, they function as security, intimidating would be troublemakers to think twice before damaging or stealing costumes, props, puppets, set pieces, instruments, or scripts!

Cyllage City https://bulbapedia.bulbagarden.net/wiki/Cyllage_City

Cyllage City was where Ash was finally able to introduce Brock to Grant, making good on a promise he had made during his first Kalos trip. Brock and Grant hit it off right away, so while they visited, Ash and the others took advantage of a massage parlor to ease their aching feet (and for Misty to restock on soap). Grant was in the audience when the group performed in the Bijou Theater, and did his part to spread the word, leading to packed houses every night.

Groudon https://bulbapedia.bulbagarden.net/wiki/Groudon_(Pok%C3%A9mon)

When Groudon appears in a play, he typically appears as an animatronic (as a full body puppet proved impractical), or a massive puppet head. In puppet form, he only needs one performer, but as an animatronic, he is operated by two people (one to control the head and upper body, and one to control the lower body).

Lunatone https://bulbapedia.bulbagarden.net/wiki/Lunatone_(Pok%C3%A9mon)

Lunatones typically serve as a moon on the set of a play, usually with a light shining on them to hide them from the audience. If a different moon phase is needed, the lights shine brighter or darker as needed, with the Lunatone turning its back to the audience to mimic a new moon

Altaria https://bulbapedia.bulbagarden.net/wiki/Altaria_(Pok%C3%A9mon)

Altaria usually appear as a divine Pokemon or during acts, singing beautiful songs and doing equally beautiful aerial ballets. They are a fan favorite act, so each of the seven troupes has an Altaria corps. They are so popular, any play they appear in is sure to sell out.
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Remixed Animeverse Worldbuilding Collection #2 (a collection of prompts for the remixed animeverse from Bulbapedia, and occasionally elsewhere)

"Appealing Through the Generation Gap!" https://bulbapedia.bulbagarden.net/wiki/DP095

While competing in the Celestic Contest, Dawn befriended Lila, a former rival of her mom's that had stepped down to focus on running Notte Royal, a brand of coordinator costumes. Lila had intended to make a comeback in the Celestic Contest, but Dawn proved no easy opponent, with the two of them being neck and neck through the Visual and the Dance competition. After some back and forth in the appeal competition, Dawn took advantage of the meter to max it out, pulling ahead of Lila to win.

Meanwhile, Brock wowed the crowd in the Fantasy Stage with a Moltres tale, with Ash, Tintri, and Tarina looking on.

Game Link Cable https://bulbapedia.bulbagarden.net/wiki/Game_Link_Cable

The Game Link Cable works in the Pokeworld the same way it did in our world--connect two (or sometimes more) Game Boys for multiplayer play and data transfer. The Pokemon games we know in our world exist in the Pokeworld as Trainer's Quest--and people did trade Pokemon. Ash always kept a Game Link Cable or three handy (in addition to his trusty Game Boy, which became a yellow Game Boy Color, then a red Game Boy Advance--as well as a seemingly never ending supply of AA batteries) on his first few trips, sometimes giving the cables away to anyone that wanted one.

Lana https://bulbapedia.bulbagarden.net/wiki/Lana_(anime)

The Captain of Brooklet Hill and keeper of the Aquas Sapphire, Lana led Ash, Misty, and Brock on their trial, looking on as they worked together to bring down a Totem Wishiwashi, easily earning them an Aquas Sapphire.

Goldie https://bulbapedia.bulbagarden.net/wiki/Ash%27s_Noctowl

A Shiny Noctowl Ash caught after he, Misty and Brock crossed paths with the eccentric Dr. Wiseman during their Johto trip, It took teamwork with everyone's teams and Brock's archery skill to set her free from a Team Rocket trap. After she pledged her loyalty to Ash, Ash sent her on to Prof. Oak for study, as he preferred to continue using his Pidgeot Mina instead.

The "Invaders" series https://bulbapedia.bulbagarden.net/wiki/Invaders_Series

A long running series of sci fi action movies in the Pokeworld, the plot revolves around the Global Defense Force, a group which defends against alien invasions. The group doesn't really care for the series--in Misty's words, "They pump out a sequel every year." Brock agrees, saying the movies are "basically the same plot over and over again."

Melody https://bulbapedia.bulbagarden.net/wiki/Meloetta_(anime)

Ash's faithful Meloetta, she pledged her loyalty to Ash after the Trio teamed up with N to rescue her from Team Plasma. While she likes all the group's instruments, she has a particular fondess for her master's flutes, Misty's fiddle, Brock's guitar (and his harps), and Serena's mandolin.

"Count the Pokemon" https://bulbapedia.bulbagarden.net/wiki/Count_the_Pok%C3%A9mon

"Count the Pokemon" is a very common lullaby in the Pokeworld, and sheet music is available for a variety of instruments. Brock wasn't impressed with the official arrangement in a guitar book, so he made his own arrangement, which he still performs to lull people and Pokemon to sleep to this day.

Young Athlete https://bulbapedia.bulbagarden.net/wiki/Youth_Athlete_(Trainer_class)

Young Athletes are found all over the Pokeworld, training in a wide variety of sports. Ash and the gang have met some of these, assisting them in baseball, basketball (Brock's preferred sport), swimming (Misty's preferred sport), tennis, soccer (Serena's preferred sport), and even surfing and skating.

Luna (character) https://bulbapedia.bulbagarden.net/wiki/Luna

While on the road on their second Kanto trip, Ash, May Max, and Brock encountered Luna, a well to do girl who appeared to cause trouble in the city by transforming the family Scizor into a hero named Red Lightning. After visiting Luna for a while, May learned that Luna was lonely and bored due to her parents often being away from home--and that the townsfolk weren't sure what to make of Luna's very active imagination. Inspired, Ash taught Luna how to draw comics starring Red Lightning, May taught her how to turn still drawings into animation, and Brock and Luna worked together to brainstorm and write a theme song for Red Lightning (which Luna performed for her parents over a video call, with Brock playing accompaniment on his guitar.)

To this day, Ash still sometimes receives new Red Lightning comics and letters from Luna--and he always writes back and video chats with her, no matter where in the Pokeworld he is.

"With You Accompanying Me" https://bulbapedia.bulbagarden.net/wiki/With_You_Accompanying_Me

"With You Accompanying Me" is Ash's first decent attempt at an original song. He wrote it as a celebration of his and Tintri's bond. While he initially played it on his own acoustic guitar, he has since written a full band arrangement for The Red Masters, a fusion pop band he formed with his friends. The song is a very popular one among the Red Masters' original songs, so Ash has to sing it at some point during every Red Masters concert.
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Theaterverse Worldbuilding Collection #3 (a collection of prompts for the theaterverse from Bulbapedia, and occasionally elsewhere)

Gigaton Ball https://bulbapedia.bulbagarden.net/wiki/Gigaton_Ball

Gigaton Ball replicas are a common prop used in plays. While the prop itself isn't heavy, the performer using it is encouraged to make a big show of pretending it is heavy, usually for comical effect. Of the group, Serena usually does the best job getting laughs from the "heavy" Gigaton Ball.

Arezu https://bulbapedia.bulbagarden.net/wiki/Arezu

Arezu, nee Summer Star, is a common character seen in plays that was based on a real person from Pokeworld history. While not much is known about her real world counterpart yet (as more research on Hisui is being done), her stage and novel counterpart is portrayed as the next in line to a great leader, and she feels a great deal of responsibility because of this. She tends to try to solve problems all by herself, but comes to learn by the end of her sideplot (or sometimes the play's main plot) that no great hero fought alone. She is typically a gekitsu (dramatic) role, so a good dramatic actress that is careful not to play her emotions as melodrama is critical for playing her well. Some plays portray her as a more subtle bushihime role. Misty has said she would like to attempt playing this version of Arezu one day.

Town Map https://bulbapedia.bulbagarden.net/wiki/Town_Map

Town Maps are very easily made props for plays--usually a real map stands in for a fictional location if a character is glancing at it on the road (as many of Brock's characters tend to do), or the prop team can custom design a map using a map generator program and locations mentioned in the script--the more locations in the script, the more detailed and accurate the map will be.

Seal Case https://bulbapedia.bulbagarden.net/wiki/Sticker_Case

When a Pokemon is summoned in a play, Poke Balls with seals are used for a dramatic effect, hiding a real Pokemon getting into position for its grand entrance, or a puppet or animatronic getting into position. They are stored in a Seal Case when not in use.

Backdrop https://bulbapedia.bulbagarden.net/wiki/Backdrop

Backdrops are digitally created sets used to create the set for a play. A troupe's resident crew Rotoms are in charge of creating the backdrop, with help and assistance from the set crew. Once the backdrop is approved by the director, it is then fleshed out with assisting Pokemon and foreground set pieces. Crew Rotoms may create hundreds of millions of backdrops for a single show, but only a few hundred get used--concept art and art for rejected sets often live on in museums and as extras on home video releases of plays.

Mitchell https://bulbapedia.bulbagarden.net/wiki/Mitchell_(DP148)

Mitchell is a young actor in training in the Akai troupe, along with his big sister Rhyanna and his Murkrow Notte. While he's still training as a heroic actor, he hopes to be the troupe's yuushi one day. He admires Ash as an actor, so when the Akai doesn't have a show of its own to do, he will watch Ash perform so he can better refine his acting and skills. His training garb is a black shirt with silver studs (a variant of the male training garb), and black tights. This has led to some confusing him for a stage ninja.

Magic Bounce https://bulbapedia.bulbagarden.net/wiki/Magic_Bounce_(Ability)

Magic Bounce is often used by the Hattrem family, Diancie, Espeon, Absol, Sableye, and the Natu family to turn an attack back on the user--including attacks that are just for show, such as in plays. Dawn's Espeon Raya has this ability as a hidden ability.

"First Son of the Three Trees" https://bulbapedia.bulbagarden.net/wiki/Shin-ichiro_Miki

An exciting play about how the eldest of three sons who lived in a forest as heroes for hire became known across ancient Waku as a hero. There are also sequels for the second son's and the third sons' adventures, but so far, the Niji Troupe has only performed this play.
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Remixed Animeverse Worldbuilding Collection #3 (a collection of prompts for the remixed animeverse from Bulbapedia, and occasionally elsewhere)

Big Town https://bulbapedia.bulbagarden.net/wiki/Big_Town

Famously the setting of the TV show "The Adventures of the Pichu Bros.", Big Town is a real place in Johto that people can visit. A statue of the Pichu Bros. stands in the city square.

"Mutiny in the Bounty!" https://bulbapedia.bulbagarden.net/wiki/DP020

While on the road in Shinou, Ash, Dawn, and Brock encountered J, a notorious Pokemon Hunter After two of Team Galactic's Pokemon and a trainer's Gardevoir were Poke-napped, Ash teamed up with Mars and Jupiter on a daring rescue mission, culminating in Ash using his Swanna Song!

Pokemon doll https://bulbapedia.bulbagarden.net/wiki/Pok%C3%A9mon_doll

Pokemon dolls are plush versions of Pokemon that are loved the Pokeworld over. They can be found for sale in toy shops, or won as prizes on carnival and amusement park midways, and inside arcade crane games.

"Mild n' Wooly!" https://bulbapedia.bulbagarden.net/wiki/EP139

While on the road in Johto, Ash, Misty, and Brock befriended Mary, a young Mareep herder who dreamed of entering her Mareep Fluffy in a local festival, but had been training Fluffy almost to the point of obsession. Ash taught Mary that a good trainer respects their Pokemon's limits, and that it was okay to let her Pokemon rest.

That night, a storm rolled in, but a pack of Mightyenas ambushed the Mareep's flock! Despite the group's best efforts, it looked like the end for the group and the flock. In desperation, Ash used his Heart Song to power up a member of the flock, supercharging Fluffy and driving the Mightyenas away. As thanks for Ash's courage and quick thinking, Ellen, Mary's big sister, gifted Ash a Mareep of his own, which he named Luce.

Raihan https://bulbapedia.bulbagarden.net/wiki/Raihan

The leader of Hammerlocke Gym, Raihan proved to be the Trio's and Gloria's biggest challenge on the road to Wyndon. After Ash and Gloria successfully defeated six of Raihan's apprentices in three double battles, Gloria went on to face Raihan alone on behalf of the team. In the end, Gloria's Gardevoir Victoria was victorious, and the group claimed an Amethyst Badge and the right to travel to Wyndon for the Champion's Cup.

Azelf https://bulbapedia.bulbagarden.net/wiki/Azelf_(Pok%C3%A9mon)

The Guardian of Will, Azelf calls Lake Valor home. Ash had a notable encounter with Azelf while competing in the Wallace Cup--Azelf sang his Swanna Song to him, granting the courage and wisdom he needed for the road ahead.

"Dreaming of a Brighter Tomorrow: https://bulbapedia.bulbagarden.net/wiki/Dreaming_of_a_Brighter_Tomorrow

"Dreaming of a Brighter Tomorrow" is a hopeful song Brock composed in honor of Celebi--and first sang it while on the road to Goldenrod City. Since then, it has become one of his more popular songs, so he has released tabs and the lyric and chord sheet for it so others could learn.

Proton https://bulbapedia.bulbagarden.net/wiki/Proton

One of the four Rocket admins, Proton is the tech geek of the four, usually building and repairing all the machines, mechas, and devices Team Rocket uses. Even though he is a little annoyed at all the mechas that Jessie and James managed to break, he will still happily fix a broken device. He is the only admin to escape capture after the Trio, Lance, Ethan, and Lyra defeated Team Rocket at the WJTO Tower in Johto and the Lake of Rage, and his whereabouts are not known. Officer Jenny has vowed that he will be brought to justice, like the other three admins.

Viridian Forest https://bulbapedia.bulbagarden.net/wiki/Viridian_Forest

A waypoint between Viridian City and the mountains of Pewter City, this is a popular spot for young trainers to train and build their teams before facing Brock--and if you're lucky, you could find an elusive Pikachu romping in the grass. People also come here to camp and have picnics. Ash befriended his faithful Butterfree Wings as a Caterpie (much to Misty's chagrin), and his faithful Pidgeot Mina as a Pidgeotto. Brock is also known to practice archery near the Pewter side of the forest edge.

"Remember times" https://bulbapedia.bulbagarden.net/wiki/Remember_times

"Remember times" was one of Serena's first attempts to write a song. While she was proud of the tune, she wasn't a fan of the lyrics, and reworked the song into a solo guitar instrumental, which she played for Ash, Clemont, and Bonnie while on the road in Kalos.
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Classic Trio Quest Idea (inspired by the Dragon Quest series)

In the fantastic Pokeworld of Oristana, a legend is told of ten goddesses, the living form of jewels, that created the world. Once their work was complete, they returned to the heavens to watch over their creation, and guide them in the way of light.

But not all looked on the goddesses favorably...the fallen mystic Aurelien looked on the goddesses with jealousy, and devised a plot--kidnap the goddesses, seal them in a place where they couldn't be found, then summon an ancient primal dragon to destroy the world, and remake it in his image.

While Aurelien succeeded in kidnapping and sealing the goddesses, he underestimated the willingness of heroes to rescue them.

With Aurelien occupied defending the kidnapped goddesses, that meant he had no time to prepare his dragon summoning ritual. A group of heroes that were best friends saw their chance to strike while Aurelien was distracted, and set off on a great quest to find and free the goddesses. Led by the warmage Ash, these three heroes and their allies ventured forth into the pages of legend...
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Crystal Chronicles+Legends: Arceus Idea (inspired by Final Fantasy: Crystal Chronicles and Pokemon Legends: Arceus)

Long ago in Waku, the common people were only allowed into the imperial palace grounds if they had done a great deed for the realm or on the Emperor's birthday. Every year, hundreds of caravans would embark across Waku to find pearls to offer the Emperor as a wish for long life and health to the imperial family--and the Emperor often had rare and valuable gifts to give those that offered the most beautiful pearls. Particularly wealthy people offered more than one pearl, but for most Wakunese, just one pearl was enough. Many people saw the annual journey to the capital for the Emperor's birthday as a coming of age ritual, so it is encouraged for all Wakunese to journey to the capital at least once in their lives, if health and finances allow.

But finding a pearl is not often easy--in addition to wild Pokemon, caravanners often have to be wary of bandits, rogue martial artists, and yokai on their way to the capital. But those who have successfully reached the capital, say that getting to see their ruler face to face is a moving experience.

Our story concerns a group of six best friends setting out for the capital from Pure White Village in the eastern region--native son and daughter Satoshi and Serena, Kasumi from Blue Pearl Town, Takeshi from Silver Rock Town, Haruka from Oran Flower Town in the south, and Hikari from Twin Leaf Village in the north. What wonders and terrors await them on their long journey? Guided by Serena's pen, Kalusien audiences are about to learn of the many interesting things that can happen on the Wakunese road...
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