I finally managed to draw something to celebrate 20 years of Pokémon! A little tribute to the games that started it all :) and their gym leaders <3 but expect more Kanto trainers (or NPCs) soon! :D I hope so at least *cough*
I wrote a post about it a while ago herebut honestly LET’S GET DOWN TO BUSINESS
The guy who gave Izuku his first pokemon is a skeleton man who was simply traveling by with an egg, but saw the potential in him and gave it to him to raise on faith alone
Izuku went on his journey to become a Pokemon master the same day as Bakugou, BUT in the completely opposite direction of him so they end up arriving at the same destination at different times
It’s half because Bakugou didn’t want to travel with Midoriya at the same time and half because Midoriya got EPICALLY lost
That’s okay tho, because on the way, he and his starter Pokemon encounter and save Uraraka who managed to accidentally upset and ENTIRE HIVE OF BEEDRILL
As thanks, Uraraka offers to help Izuku to the next town over, where they end up walking into a “New Trainers Festival” something that the town hosts every year to welcome all the new trainers vying for the Pokemon League held later in the year or other professions
Izuku and Uraraka straight up forgot about bless their souls
There they meet young Iida Tenya who has a special love for FAST Pokemon but wants to become the best Researcher there ever was
Izuku battles Bakugou again, but loses (he’s hardly had time to train)
Bakugou is about to walk out of town directly to the next town with a Gym Leader but is kinda forced into having a couple of tag-a-longs who thought his well trained Pokemon were great
Izuku, Iida, and Uraraka stay a night not only to recuperate but because they want to meet up with a couple of other new trainers who are going in different directions
Tsuyu is great, she wants to be the first Frog Gym Leader and the rivalry sparked between her and Uraraka to see who makes Leader first is bright and warm and friendly (they trade numbers on the spot)
There’s a mysterious boy who takes down other trainers with his kinda OP Pokemon named Todoroki who only starts battling that night (well after Bakugou had already left) but seems to Izuku to be just sad
Adventures happen, but eventually Izuku becomes strong enough to NEARLY defeat Todoroki, but it just opens up Todoroki’s heart to what he really wants
Todoroki decides to quit being a battle trainer and focus solely on becoming the greatest Pokemon Breeder and Nurturer there ever was
He travels with them, and that’s how the four of them really begin their travels to follow their dreams
I was thinking about creating a pokémon Teacher AU and…
Lance: a maths teacher who’s fully aware that all of his students hate maths, so instead of teaching them about maths he just teaches them about his culture and heritage as a Dragon Master.
Steven: an enthusiastic, well-travelled and popular geography teacher whoes classroom is full of interesting things he’s brought back from holiday, like bottles full of volcanic ash, amethyst geodes the size of his head and a collection of various quartzes. His students like to prompt him to talk about his travels in the hopes he’ll forget to set homework.
Wallace: a modern languages teacher and head of the language department. Teaches French and Spanish usually, but also started clubs for students keen on learning Latin, Ancient Greek and of course, Modern Greek.
Cynthia: a history teacher who really doesn’t want to teach what she’s being forced to teach (“Kanto politics? Really? NAH IMMA TEACH YOU ABOUT SINNOH HISTORY SIT YO ASS DOWN”) tends to ramble a lot about stuff not relevant to the course.
Alder: teaches religious studies but nobody cares about that shlock, he’s the captain of the school football team and all the students know him on a first-name basis.
Diantha: a charming and friendly drama teacher who uses charm and the allure of cakes and videos to hide the fact that she can’t teach for shit.
I have a few more headcanons involving gym leaders, E4 and Rangers, but what do you guys think so far?
i made a similar post for the hyung line a few days ago, and it got some really good responses from everyone! so without further ado, here is the maknae line version!!
THE MAKNAE LINE GYM LEADERS:
JIMIN - psychic type specialist
“Oh, I know that look. You’re expecting me to be a water type gym leader, huh?”
tbh, no one could blame you for thinking he was a water type specialist because his gym was pretty much submerged underwater–literally
his core value, determination, was pretty much evident from the get-go. without the use of any diving apparatus, you had to come up for air every so often in order to pass through his gym in order to get to his room
“Don’t worry!! No one has drowned yet… I think.”
what is up with all the gyms in this region?? why is it like all the gym leaders were trying to kill you?
also, another pressing question: what if you can’t–
“You can’t swim? Oh, me too! The most I can do is a doggy paddle, and I’m not even that good…” Jimin laughed, his eyes squinting adorably
wait you didn’t even say that question out loud. was he–?
“Am I psychic? Nope! I just have really good intuition. Look, try to think something really weird and random. I promise I won’t be able to tell.”
ok. you start mentally saying to yourself: ‘holy shit you’re really fucking hot and cute, your hands are really small and i want to hold them and i would really love it if you could maybe stick them up my–’
“See? I have no idea what you’re thinking!”
(when you aren’t looking though, you don’t notice the keen smirk on his face HE HE HE)
“Anyway, about the drowning thing: don’t worry! My slowking and I will save you if you ever start looking like you’re having some trouble.”
getting saved by a hot gym leader who had killer abs to boot? maybe you should pretend to drown just so you could maybe see him in action well now you have nothing to worry about
as you go through his gym with some difficulty due to your lack of swimming skills, you noticed from the corner of your eye how jimin was indeed swimming alongside you, except he wasn’t exactly swimming
“Did I forget to tell you? You could use your psychic type pokemon to create a bubble of air around you to make it easier. Haha, how silly of me to forget” he told you this telepathically, a mischievous grin on his face
(you promptly rise up to catch your breath, slap him on his firm chest in annoyance, and summon your psychic type pokemon to help you complete his hellish gym)
now that you have the help of your psychic pokemon to aid you, you reach his gym leader room quickly
the room had less water and appeared more normal in comparison to the rest of his gym, with a simple dust battleground for the battle and a chair for where jimin was supposed to sit
except the chair wasn’t empty like it should have been
“HI JIMINIE I CAME TO VISIT!”
lo and behold, the neighboring gym leader, kim taehyung, had come to visit (if you haven’t pieced it together, he was the one sitting on jimin’s chair)
“How many times have I told you not to visit during a challenge?”
the pout on taehyung’s face was as fake as the baby voice he used: “but jiminieeeee i missed you :<”
“Omg–i’m so sorry, my darling. Are you fine with him watching us battle?”
not really sure what the fuck was going on, you let him do as he pleased
when you acquiesce to his ridiculousness, taehyung points you a saucy wink, which pretty much short circuits your brain and breaks your concentration
so all in all, you could definitely blame your defeat to taehyung’s way too intense staring and overzealous hooting
after the battle, jimin comes over to you and pats you on the shoulder, half-apologetic for his weird friend
“I’m so sorry about him, but I suppose this is a way for you to get used to him because you will have to defeat him eventually. Come back next time and i’ll make sure he doesn’t interrupt again.”
(taehyung, does in fact, visit each time you rechallenge jimin)
(not that you were disappointed to lose more times than you can count. if it meant seeing jimin and his beautiful thighs each time, then honestly you should be thanking taehyung)
Do y'all remember the time when Black & White 2 were released and everyone was super excited about the PWT because you could fight all the gym leaders and champions who existed at the time AND they made remastered battle themes too…yeah, i wouldn’t mind if Game Freak brought the PWT back