3synchronicity between a coordinator anda pokemon, achieving the best possibleshow for a panel of judges. Coordinationis considered a Merit Skill. This Meritcosts 2 Character Points and isrepeatable. When this Merit is selectedagain, add a point to the skill. Example:May has invested 6 points into theCoordination skill. She has aCoordination Merit of 3.
– The Machines merit dealswith the operation, repair, and upkeep of the advanced technology of thePokemon world. Team Rocket grunts,while stationed in many a lab, often gainMerit in Machines, just in casesomething goes wrong. Machines areconsidered a Merit Skill. This Meritcosts 2 Character Points and isrepeatable. When this Merit is selectedagain, add a point to the skill. Example:A Rocket grunt has invested 6 pointsinto the Machine skill. He has a MachineMerit of 3.With that, a Trainer is created and readyto play in the Pokemon RPG. Now allthat’s left is filling out the details: theirname, their hometown, their personality,and the rest.
okemon:Generally, the first pokemon generatedwill be a starting basic pokemon at level5, so we’ll use that as an example. (Babyand second stage and beyond evolvedpokemon will be covered in theAdvanced Ruling section.)A pokemon is made up of 5 stats, 6superlative stats, and a level. The first 5stats of a pokemon are as follows:Attack (Atk), Defense (Def), SpecialAttack (S.Atk), Special Defense (S.Def),and Speed. The Attack stat representsthe offensives capabilities of a pokemon.The Defense stat represents the physicalhardiness of a pokemon. Special Attack represents the affinity for elemental andspecial attacks. The Special Defenserepresents a pokemon’s resistanceagainst Special Attacks. Speedrepresents both a Pokemon aim andevasiveness.When a pokemon is generated, thatpokemon gets a +10 to two stats torepresent their uniqueness. These 2bonuses should be relevant to thepokemon and represent their naturalproficiency. It gets 10 per level to spendon stats otherwise.
Eugene, a starting trainer from CeruleanCity, decides that he wants a Meowth ashis first pokemon. Since it’s his starterpokemon, it begins at level 5 with 50points to spend. It is determined thatMeowth is physically strong and quick,giving a +10 to the Attack and Speedstats. After distributing the 50 stats,Meowth looks like this:
20The six superlative stats: Hit Points,Power Pool, Accuracy, SpecialAccuracy, Evasion, and Special Evasion.These are generated using the first 5stats. The formulas are:Superlative FormulaHit Points Atk + Def Power Pool S.Atk + S.Def +SpdAccuracy Atk + SpdSpecial Accuracy S.Atk + SpdEvasion Def + SpdSpecial Evasion S.Def + Spd