Ahh Pokémon Professors. Easily one of the most iconic roles in the franchise yet do we ever stop and ask the question "How does one become a Professor?" We really don't so I through this might be a fun concept to play out in an rp. Ladies and Gentlemen, may I introduce you too...
Built on the former site of Galaxy Hall in Jubilife City, The Laventon Insitute for Pokémon Professorship (Simply called the Laventon Institute to save time) is the premier school for Pokémon research and study. Named for its founder, many youths from across the Pokémon World apply to study at this prestigious Institution. The Laventon Institute has trained some of the most renowned Pokémon Professors the world over! Even the great Samuel Oak once walked these halls as a wide-eyed student.
During their time at the Institute, students will undergo a variety of core classes during their four year tenure. Among them are Pokémon History, Adv. Pokémon Biology, Battle Theory, etc. The main feature of the Laventon Institute however, is the Thesis Program. All students must complete a thesis paper on a specific area of Pokémon Study that will form the backbone of their research upon graduation. The thesis may cover any potential subject the student can think up, but it must be approved before work can begin. Despite the Laventon Institute being landlocked to Jubilife City, students are free to travel as part of the Thesis Program. Provided they can justify their travel expenses as part of their study, the Institute is more than willing to foot the bill.
The application process for the Laventon Institute is quite rigorous as well. Prior to application, prospective students must have: completed their education at a certified school with acceptable grades, have acquired their trainer's license, and they must present a multiple page essay on what aspect of Pokémon study they wish to pursue. Many applications are submitted every year, but only the best and brightest are selected to become students. The avg. age of students vary, but it's typically young adults in their early to mid-twenties. No one under the age of eighteen is allowed to apply.
Hey there! If you're reading this, drop a comment and tell me if this is something you might find interesting. The basic premise would be rp-ing as students attending the Laventon Institute and making our way to the end of the year. I really have no set character limit for the RP and applications would be based on the quality of character postings rather than capping at a certain number. I don't have a character sheet penned, but a few basic guidelines would be:
-Tree/Flower Name: Simple and Silly, but I personally still find this trope entertaining. I know Sada/Turo broke it. They were REALLY professors. :P
-A Thesis: You obliviously don't need to write a whole paper, but your professor needs to study something for their thesis. For example: Oak specializes in Pokémon and Human Relationships, Elm does Breeding, etc.
-Pokémon: Ideally you'll have them. Preferably if they can tie into your research, I think that could be a fun switch up on team composition. Players can battle if they wish to (or if they study battling), but your team is going to focus on research primarily.