Spoiler: The Wandering Dragon Dancer Trainer Name, Gender, Age: Hestia Kalani, Female, Age 22 Physical Description: Somewhat taller than average, tanned skin, brown eyes. Dark hair with red highlights, kept in a ponytail. Hometown/Region: Originally from on Akala Island, Alola, but left to wander the world with her dragons. Currently based in Blackthorn City, Johto. Occupation: Dragon Tamer, but also works as a freelance artist for commissions Backstory: When Hestia was 6 years old, a travelling trainer visited Akala Island and challenged the kahuna at the time. The trainer’s Pokémon was a Salamence, and the whole town was awed by the powerful battle that took place. Hestia, however, was mesmerized by a different thing: the utter grace of the trainer and her Salamence, and the obvious trust between them. From then on, all she wanted to be was a Dragon Tamer, just like that trainer. Just before she took her Island Challenge, at 12 years old, Hestia’s older cousin Kiawe became a Trial Captain. This led to many comparisons between the two, with relatives anticipating great accomplishments on Hestia’s own challenge. Hestia cared little for their high expectations. All she wanted was to get off the island and find dragons. Given a Litten by Professor Kukui, Hestia rushed through the trials on her own island. When it became time to fight the kahuna, however, she was nowhere near battle-ready. Having encountered no Dragon Pokémon, she had caught no other Pokémon. Not willing to give up, she stowed away on a ship to Poni Island, becoming a runaway. (Or so she thought. In truth, the kahuna knew Hestia would do something like that, and covered for her.) In the Vast Poni Canyon, she found a young Jangmo-o. It rejected her attempts to bond with it at first, but Hestia was persistent, and the Jangmo-o slowly warmed up to her. She wandered all over Poni for a few years raising her first dragon until it evolved, first into a Hakamo-o, and then into a Kommo-o. When Hestia was 17, she decided it was time to leave Alola entirely, and went to Johto, hoping to visit the famous city of dragons: Blackthorn. Hestia quickly adapted to life in Blackthorn, becoming a well-known figure around town. The Dragon-type masters in the city also liked her attitude towards dragon taming and Pokémon in general, and gave her a Dratini in the Dragon’s Den. Hestia stayed in Blackthorn for 2 years, before her wanderlust took hold of her again, and she left to travel again. She still considers Blackthorn her home, and visits often. Hestia doesn’t battle much, prefering to soar in the sky with her dragons. (Well, dragon. Her Kommo-o can’t fly, much to its chagrin.) She also likes to dance with her dragons, and their dances are special events in the many far-flung villages and towns Hestia visits. In her spare time, Hestia likes to draw her Pokémon, but also takes art commissions to earn money. Hestia’s wanderlust is her biggest drive, but it also hinders her from forming many human relationships; her greatest friends are dragons (and her Litten, of course). This leads her to be somewhat anti-social, preferring canyons and fields over cities, and keeping to herself when she is in a foreign city. Pokémon 1: Litten (male) Caught: Given to Hestia by Professor Kukui 10 years ago on Akala Island Ability: Blaze Nature: Serious Learnset: Return, Lick, Sunny Day, Fire Fang Backstory: Litten is Hestia’s oldest companion, and it keeps her out of trouble often, being the voice of reason on the team. Being Hestia’s only non-dragon Pokémon, it sometimes struggles to keep up with Hestia and her dragons’ wild antics, but Litten was never a battler anyway, and Hestia always listens to its warnings… eventually. Despite not being a battler, Litten can fight, with its Return being extremely powerful due to its bond with Hestia. Litten’s current headache is Dragonair’s attitude problem. Dragonair can get disobedient and sassy, and as much as Litten would like to keep up, Dragonair’s energy is too much for it to handle all the time. Litten learned Sunny Day to keep Dragonair’s thunderstorms from tearing too many countrysides apart. Pokémon 2: Kommo-o (male) Caught: Found as a Jangmo-o in Vast Poni Canyon 9 years ago Ability: Bulletproof Nature: Adamant Learnset: Clanging Scales, Noble Roar, Dragon Dance, Protect Backstory: Found as a Jangmo-o on Poni Island, Kommo-o has been with Hestia almost as long as Litten. It is quite stubborn, but also is quite experienced, and is Hestia’s main battling Pokémon, for the rare times they actually battle trainers. It has retained most of its huge pride from when it was a Jangmo-o, and its stubbornness can rival Hestia’s levels sometimes. Kommo-o is fiercely protective of Hestia and her other Pokémon, keeping watch whenever they visit new areas. It has heard the story of the trainer with a Salamence from Hestia one too many times, and is thoroughly sick of it. However, Kommo-o would like to see that trainer and the Salamence, and hopes to fight with them someday. Pokémon 3: Dragonair (female) Caught: Given to Hestia by the elders of Blackthorn 4 years ago Ability: Marvel Scale Nature: Sassy Learnset: Extreme Speed, Dragon Dance, Outrage, Rain Dance Backstory: As a Dratini, it was given to Hestia as a mark of her worthiness as a Dragon Tamer, and she spent two years in Blackthorn trying to work with it. Like all dragons, it was quite prideful, and only learned to cooperate with Hestia recently. Dragonair has a sassy attitude, and likes to use its Rain Dance to create thunderstorms wherever they go. When it thinks others aren’t looking, it likes to dance in the storms it creates. It also enjoys the times when Hestia goes soaring with it through canyons and mountainsides, although Dragonair’s pride would never let its happiness show. Hope people like it... I had fun coming up with it!