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The Apple Valley Pokemon League
ASSC Studios is the proud sponsor of its very own Pokemon League. We are currently looking for serious Pokemon Trainers who are looking to do something more with their Pokemon than just play their DS Games. (Note a Nintendo DS is required to participate as well as any Fourth Generation Pokemon Game-Diamond, Pearl, Platinum, HeartGold, SoulSilver however on March 6, 2011 we will allow Fifth Generation Games in and eventually will no longer allow Fourth Generation Games. If you do not own a fourth generation game you can still join our league you just may be unable to participate in many of our events or be able to participate in our league championships, battle our gym leaders and earn gym badges, battle our elite four, become champion, etc., etc.)
The Apple Valley Pokemon League is trying to become the official Ninteno Sanctioned group that will organize competitions for registered Pokemon Trainers in the Apple Valley Region. It will serve as an umbrealla term that will oversee all aspects and part of this region's league.
There are several different parts of the Apple Valley League including: the Gyms and their respective leaders, the Elite Four and Champion(s), the Apple Valley Pokemon League location, and the Apple Valley Pokemon League as an organization as a whole.
In order to participate in the Apple Valley's competitions, one most acquire the require number of Gym Badges signifying the defeat of Apple Valley's Gym Leaders.
In the future the League will hopefully establish many traditions.
The Apple Valley Pokemon League will eventually create and distrubute League merchandise through one ASSC Studios' merchandise vendor, CafePress.
The Apple Valley
No, it's not that Apple Valley but the state does start with a "C." The Connecticut Apple Valley is located in Central Connecticut. There will be more information on it's location and participating areas soon as well as where we suggest potential participants be in relation to the Apple Valley.
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The Apple Valley is a mixture of Suburban and rural land. Locations of gyms and where to meet various other trainers to battle through out the Apple Valley Landscape is to be announced.
The climate of the Apple Valley solely depends on the time of the year.
The Apple Valley is susceptible to seasonal change. Spring, summer, fall, and winter each last approximately ninety days and occur once a year. Each season brings with it different events which will be released at a future date.
Apple Valley League
The Apple Valley League is the regional Pokemon league of the Apple Valley. After obtaining the eight badges of the region a trainer may battle the Elite Four at a location to be announced.
The Apple Valley League is the regional Pokemon League of the Apple Valley. The Apple Valley League is composed of eight Gym Leaders and four Elite Four Members, along with the Champion. Pokemon Trainers who earn eight Gym Badges by defeating the Gym Leaders of the Apple Valley League qualify to challenge the Elite Four whose location is to be announced.
A Gym Leader is the highest ranking member of a Pokemon Gym. The main job of a Gym Leader is to test Trainers and their Pokemon so that they are strong an resourceful enough to compete against the Elite Four. If a Trainer defeats a Gym Leader in battle, then the Trainer earns that Gym's Badge.
A Gym Leader's job is not just to test upcoming Trainers. They must oversee how their respective gym is and run and maintain it. Great care is sometimes taken (but is not mandatory) to make sure that their gym reflects the Pokemon type the leader uses in his or her gym. Teaching novice players how to battle with/in Pokemon can also be the job of a Gym Leader.
Trainers looking to become a Gym Leader must show they are worthy to attain this position. A trainer in the Apple Valley can not simply self-appoint themselves as a gym leader nor can the other members of the Apple Valley Pokemon league chose a leader. Once a year the Apple Valley league holds a tournament to decide who its top 13 trainers are. The bottom 8 of the top 13 are made leaders for that year's league cycle. The 13th best trainer is appointed the first gym of the region, the 12th is the second gym, and so on. After the leaders are selected they may do as they wish for the rest of the year's league cycle and can appoint other trainers to be in their gyms and run their gym as they wish. If the leader wishes to have a rotation or a vote in their respective gym of who the leader is/how long a leader can last for that league's cycle they can. If a leader chooses to vacate their position and appoint another to fill they can. None of this can occur however until the 8 gym leaders are decided upon at the yearly tournament.
Almost all leader rely on a single type, a requirement for all leaders except the eighth.
Geography and climate and preferences to each can often be connected to the type of Pokemon a Gym Leader uses.
A leader's personality can also reflect the type of Pokemon a gym uses.
A Leader is the trainer class name given to the bottom 8 of the top 13 trainers in the Apple Valley League. Gym Leaders are integral within the Apple Valley League. In order to advance in the Apple Valley League, a trainer must occasionally challenge and defeat the leader of a gym. A trainer may not move on to the next gym until he or she earns the badges in proper order. Each gym leader is required to see a trainer's badge collection before accepting a trainer's battle in their gym. It is one of a trainer's main objectives to collect eight Gym Badges, allowing him or her to challenge the Elite Four.
Leaders are not required to be at their Gyms at all times. It is suggested that all potential trainers find out when a leader will be at his or her respected gym. After defeating a gym leader they will give the trainer a means of communication with the next leader. After defeating a leader a trainer may register them with their game(s) Pal Padr for potential future WiFi battles. Some leaders may be found to be battled via WiFi at specific dates and times. It is best to check with each leader individually to find out when they are available for future battles. Leaders are permitted to challenger other Gyms and the Elite Four. It is suggested that leader know each other or at the very least become acquainted with other Gym Leaders, as well as with members of the Elite Four and Champions.
In addition to Gym Leaders there are also Gym Trainers. While not officially recognized by the League as anything other than a regular trainer, they are Trainers that are either a devote or apprentice to the Gym Leader. It is usually necessary to defeat multiple Gym Trainers before challenging the Gym Leader. Some Gyms may require the trainer to solver a puzzle, and some may use Gym Trainers as obstacles to reach the solution. They have no direct impact on the overall league experience other than being additional trainers to battle on a Trainer's quest to become an Apple Valley Champion though some may offer other trainers words of advice. It is also worth noting that the type of trainer appearing in a Gym will depend on the Gym itself. For example a Grass Gym will exclusively employ grass trainers while a Water Gym will only recruit water trainers.
Battling a Leader
Gym Leaders are not forbidden from switching their Pokemon or using items while battling trainers who have challenged them to earn their badges. In these scenarios they may switch their Pokemon and use items as often as any other trainer.
In some gyms one does not necessarily have to defeat the Gym Leader to obtain a Badge. badges may be given out on a case by case basis based on whether the Gym Leader feels that the trainer has earned it.
Becoming a Leader
In order to become a Gym Leader in the Apple valley one needs to achieve a placement within the bottom 8 of the top 13 trainers in the league as a whole. These eight leaders are then assigned a gym (but are allowed to pick their gym's type and badge) depending on their rank. As a whole Gym Leaders in the Apple Valley League have the same jobs as in the games, anime, and Pokemon Adventures manga. Gym leaders are allowed to throw away their role as leader and pursue other goals and are allowed to appoint the successor of their gym for the rest of the league's cycle until the next Apple Valley Conference. As a warning though some leaders may be evil and working for the Apple Valley's local Pokemon Syndicate.
The Elite Four are four Pokemon Trainers who are regarded as the toughest in the Apple Valley League, short of this Pokemon League's Champion. Those who challenge the Elite Four must have won all eight Badges of the Apple Valley region and face all four and the current Champion consecutively without losing to any of them.
The group are considered the best Trainers in the Apple Valley and where they reside to battle trainers seeking the title of Apple Valley League Champion is to be determined.
The Elite Four
The Apple Valley League Champion is the highest rank for a Pokemon Trainer within the Apple Valley League. It usually refers to a Trainer who has completed the Apple Valley League by collecting all the necessary badges, and either winning the Apple Valley's Conference Tournament or defeating the Elite Four and the Previous Champion. There is only one Pokemon Champion in the Apple Valley at a time. The Champion must defend their title against challengers.
Those who become the Champion not only will the receive the honor they will be able to battle challengers of the Elite Four to uphold their title and take up league duties. The former Champion can still be challenged and are permitted to battle the Elite Four and battle the Champion who deposed them to regain their title.
The path to becoming Champion may differ. The winner of the yearly Apple Valley Conference Tournament will be declared the League's Champion for the League's cycle or until he or she is deposed of by the next challenger of the Elite Four and current Champion.
Obtaining the Title
A Champion is the name given for the Trainer who last defeated the Elite Four and the previous Pokemon Champion or the winner of Apple Valley Conference.
Apple Valley Pokemon League Location (TBD)
The exact location of the Pokemon League is to be determined. Once it is determined it will serve as the location of Apple Valley's Elite Four, who may only be challenged after defeating all eight Apple Valley Gym Leaders.
Reaching the Pokemon Leagues will requires first passing through Apple Valley's "Victory Road" (location TBD) by presenting all of the Apple Valley Badges, and then making it to the League. Once through, the challenging trainer will the League. The locations of the Elite Four and the Champion within the League is to be determined.
The Elite Four must be battled consecutively and in order, with breaks to change Pokemon Teams prohibited. Trainers who leave the Wireless Club room in their games or return to the main game play are disqualified. The only way to progress though each area and defeat the Elite Four member in that area while never leaving the Wireless Club room in their games. Each member of the Elite Four is stronger than the previous member, and like Gym Leaders, each specialized in a different type.
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Elite Four Member 1 Area
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Elite Four Member 2 Area
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Hall of Fame
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Type of Competitions
There are two types of League competitions.
Competitions Against the Elite Four
Qualifying Trainers may battle each member of the Elite Four along with the reigning Pokemon League Champion.
Winners will be inducted into the Hall of Fame.
The league's battle area is to be determined.
Periodically, Apple Valley Championship Competitions will be held for qualifying Trainers to come together and battle their Pokemon. The main Apple Valley Conference determines the League's Gym Leaders and Elite Four for the current League Cycle, and the first Champion of that cycle.
Rule may vary from competition to competition, but generally, championship competitions will be divided into three parts: qualifying rounds, preliminary rounds, and final rounds. Highly skilled Trainers will move on to compete with a smaller pool of competitions. The trainer that defeats all other competitors is deemed the winner of the competition (and in the case of the Apple Valley Conference the first Champion of the cycle). Losing Trainers who participate in the competitions will be ranked accordingly (and in the case of the Apple Valley Conference the top 13 competitors will be assigned accordingly as the current Champion, Elite Four, and Gym Leaders).ASSC Studios owner Jay (though sometimes competes in the competitions and as such can serve as a Champion, Elite Four member, or Gym Leader) serves as the president of the League and Head Chairman of the League Competition Committee and oversees all the competitions (though he may be a competitor in some). Any and all present and past Champions are allowed to serve as chairpersons to the League and can sit in open chairs on the various committees that will eventually be formed to help run the Apple Valley League Smoothly. Those who join as chairs of the League and its committees are still allowed to participate in the competitions and conferences.
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