Bonus points if it makes me cry.
[ OoC; You know the Dex Holder’s specialties, right? I just thought of something. Each character fits what they’re good at, right? Gold has been raised with pokemon, and he’s a flirt, right? So breeding works perfectly for him. Kris always gets her mind to finish the task, the capturing works for her. However, how does trading work for Silver?
Most of Green’s pokemon team evolves by trading, and Silver only has, like, three? Don’t get me wrong, but looking at their personalities, they fit at what their good at.
This is more like a headcanon for his personality to me, but I think Silver is more shy then he appears to be. I mean, don’t you need to interact with people to trade? Surely, Silver isn’t the best at speaking to people, other then the Dex Holders, AKA, his friends. The people he trusts.
The only people he traded with was people he knew. The first trade he did was with Blue, which he grew up with ( In fact they were the first Dex Holders to trade pokemon ever ). He traded with Gold because he needed his Seadra to evolve, which use to belong to Blue. With the situation at hand, he needed it to evolve. Then, finally, Green. Green traded his pokemon with Red, the first time by accident. The second time was when he wanted to loan Red his starter because Red needed his help. Green loaned Silver his Rhydon, which evolved into Rhyperior. Since Silver needed a replacement for Ursiring, Green just told him to keep it.
I mean, it even states that Green has the most pokemon that needed to trade to evolve. However, only three interactions are seen with Green, and out of those times, only two pokemon are seen evolving. Green has a lot more evolved pokemon then that.
Silver may’ve been trained to be the “Exchanger”, but it doesn’t match his shy personality.
Who is Green trading with to get the pokemon he has? Radom people, I guess.
This is just something I wanted to point out. ]
I always thought that Silver’s ‘ability,’ or ‘specialty’ was strange, but now that you point it out, I just thought of something… Something came to mind, and from that came this headcanonish thing.
He was trained to be ‘the trader’ by Mask of Ice, yes? Well, when Silver was kidnapped, he was barley old enough to walk. He wasn’t kidnapped for his current abilities, or abilities that he knew would show up sooner or later. He was kidnapped because of his family. His blood… And who is Silver related to? Giovanni of course.
Obviously Mask of Ice/Pryce knew Giovanni, and since Pryce was part of Team Rocket, he knew Giovanni more for who he actually was, the leader of Team Rocket, rather than as a Gym Leader. And so what does Team Rocket do? Why does Team Rocket do what they do? They run a business. Giovanni sees Pokemon as business, and Team Rocket steals Pokemon to make a profit.
So when Pryce kidnapped Silver as a child, he naturally would have wanted to push him towards a subject that he felt that Silver would be good at. Given that he was a child, and had no skills yet, he would have pushed him towards something that would have come more naturally towards him, something that Silver, even at this age, would have been exposed to thanks to his family. So that would be business. And what is a business? An entity that sells or trades goods and services.
So there you go, that is why he is the trader, but how is he any skilled at it? Well, trading isn’t just limited to Pokemon. Sure, he may only be willing to trade Pokemon with people that he trusts, but then again, would you trust a loyal, caring pet to be traded off to someone that you don’t know? A Pokemon can mean a lot to a person, so they aren’t going to trade a Pokemon that they care about away lightly. But I digress.
Trading is really an art of decision making. With every decision, something is sacrificed in exchange for something else. You trade something away for something else, no matter how big or small it is, but in the end, you are always trying to make a profit. You are always trying to give up something that you don’t care about or want in order to get something better that you do you want.
So, in other words, Silver is a master of staying calm, and evaluating a situation, weighing the cost vs. the reward in order to make the best decision for those he cares about. He is a master of sacrificing what he may want, for what is, in the end, most profitable to the whole. And that is why he is the trader.
if I ever stop replying to our rp PLEASE TELL ME BECAUSE TUMBLR ONLY NOTIFIES ME LIKE HALF THE TIME NOW and I keep missing posts I’m so angry about this recent development
I might be afraid the old masterlist thing is outdated. Why not reblog for the masterlist specific to this fandom specifically. This will also get this blog known as well.
"Of course I do. Those memories… the memories of the time that I used to be able to share with Silver… Of when he was young… They are one of the few things I have left… One of the few things that make me happy… But that’s the natural course of things. I couldn’t stop him from growing up, even if I wanted him to. My only regret is that I was too obsessed with my own agenda to not realize that he was growing up… And that I had neglected to raise him like I should have. But that’s in the past now. It’s only natural for him to begin feeling attraction towards other people, and to begin dating. Arceus knows what I used to do at his age."
So replies will be super duper slow. Even slower than they usually are. I have like 15 drafts, and I will probably only be able to do one a week or something. So yeah… School sucks.
“Yes, all of you.”
"I beg to differ, but I doubt that I can convince you otherwise."
Gold stood there in complete shock as Rhydon charged right forward and completely damaged Sintaro a lot. He listened to what Giovanni had to say about his Rhydon, and how special it was to him. During the whole time though, Gold was in shock. This wasn’t how a battle was suppose to go. This is completely against the rules. Sintaro already fainted, and still Rhydon was gonna… Before Gold snapped out of his shock though to make a move, a blow to his gut was taken, and this caused him to recoil, and back up even more. He tried to punch back, but he was partly holding back. He didn’t want to hurt Giovanni, but he wanted to escape.
‘Why am I even holding back?' Gold thought, trying to reason with himself, 'I know he’s Silver’s father and all, but… Still, he’s gonna hurt me!’
Even Giovanni was impressed with the quick work that his Rhydon was making of the Sunflora. It had charged forward at first using Megahorn, and from there it was no competition. Just like here.
Giovanni saw the punch coming from a mile away. The boy was holding back so the punch was slow and weak. He easily dodged it, now leaning towards his exposed side, and sought to strike it with his elbow.
"You know, if you want to have any chance of beating me, you have to stop holding yourself back. Don’t think about what you’re doing. Just do it."
He glared at the man for only a moment before responding, “Yes, I know who you are. You are Ghetsis, the true leader of Team Plasma. What do you want?”
Ghetsis smirked, and soon started to slowly pace, “You are merely the second person I personally gave one of my speeches too.
The first just so happens to be a boy. It’s been a while since I even gave a speech though. Are you willing to listen?”
Giovanni sighed, taking a seat on the ground and leaning back. “Sure, go ahead. I could use some kind of entertainment today.”