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Feral Pokechildren

Post by Kaze on Tue Jan 08, 2013 9:44 pm

As human characters are now available (if under certain restrictions) could it be possible to create a character that has been raised by pokemon in the same way orphaned human children have been known to be raised by wolves?

With the ravage of the infection surely some of the more isolated communities could leave behind children.
Given they were young enough at the time they were abandoned it is not unheard of for them to adapt to a pack ect of wild pokemon as a family and travel with them.
These humans would be able to understand general poke in exchange for being illiterate and being unable to speak human languages, any pokemon travelling with them would not have been captured (by them at least) but rather they would operate as a sort of family until they fail to pick up on instinctual pokemon behavioral clues.

This means younger human characters (no older than teenage) could be introduced without worrying about the screening for humans to return to the infected regions, they never left. On the other hand any weapons they possessed would probably be limited to no more than a sharp stick or anything they may have looted from human houses.

As an ingame example N was raised by pokemon in the wild for a portion of his early life without harm, though being raised by more violent species may be impossible.
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Post by Suicune on Tue Jan 08, 2013 9:51 pm

I question the validity of something like this merely for purposes of how powerful the infection is.
Humans died at a much higher rate than pokemon did because their DNA was not as adaptable as pokemon. Not to mention a childs' immune system would be particularly weak and would die within a week if exposed to it.

There have been several instances of humans getting raised by pokemon in both the anime and games, however...it's just there was no virus that was present.
Perhaps if they were fully grown, it may be allowed...but it's doubtful a wild child would live through it.

Admins can take a vote on whether this is allowed.


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Post by Kaze on Tue Jan 08, 2013 10:00 pm

Perhaps if they were not a child at the time of the infection but approaching young adult in age, say 12 minimum to 17 maximum? It would make them better equipt to deal with the defence against the infected/undead and more likely to recover from other illnesses.
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Post by Lugia on Wed Jan 09, 2013 4:31 am

No.

Even if we were to allow such a thing, these humans that live out in the wild would know little to nothing of how an infectious disease works, and therefore would be the first to fall as well as whatever "pack" of pokemon they're living with. Pokemon have physical strength and amazing DNA to allow them to survive the initial disease and be ressurected; humans, not so much. Human biology is, in this world, much weaker than pokemon. The only thing that makes us the dominant species is our intelligence and ability to invent-- which you would be taking from this human brought up in the wild.

Technology is the core of this world, and essentially why it's gone to pot. Robbing a human character of the ability to know the essentials -modern medicine, guns, protective wear- is robbing their chance of survival. They would not have made it through a year of this epidemic.

As for N, he was also under the care of his father. He wasn't raised by pokemon, they were his only friends. He was kept in a castle for most of his life, surrounded by servants, his father and his pokemon friends. He was a carefully crafted plan for Ghestis to have his poster child and King. He is not a fitting example for your case.

So, again, no.


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Re: Feral Pokechildren

Post by Zapdos on Wed Jan 09, 2013 9:18 am

While i love the originality of the idea, I agree completely with Lugia. No way would this work in the heart of the Epidemic. They would all have died a long time ago. This does not fly with me.

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