Welcome Guest ( Log In · Register · Change Skins )
Global PokedeX Plus
Lab · Shelter · Main · Dex · PC · Shop · Stats · Help · Rules · Users Online · IRC Chat
GPX+ GPXPlus Forums Member Options
X   Site Message
(Message will auto close in 2 seconds)
 
Reply to this topicStart new topic
Poaching
FirePower
post Oct 11 2014, 05:58 PM
Post #1


Feel the burn!
Group Icon

Group: Members
Posts: 800
Joined: 13-September 09
From: I'll let you know as soon as I find my sanity. . .
Member No.: 63 077

My Dream Team



Just wondering, what qualifies Pokemon poaching? How is poaching any different from catching wild pokemon legally? Thanks in advance!


--------------------
I am a Christian. Jesus Christ loves me, and he loves you too. With a "never stopping, never giving up, unbreaking, always and forever love" (Jesus Storybook Bible).

Click the trainer card to get to my PANE current levels post!


My Stories (click to show)

Avitar Credits (click to show)

Previously known as Hurple and Drakonawin
Go to the top of the page
+Quote Post

7eeveelutions
post Oct 11 2014, 07:25 PM
Post #2


Squawk!
Group Icon

Group: Members
Posts: 325
Joined: 22-August 09
From: Somewhere in the skies.
Member No.: 58 773

PANE Team



I would imagine that poaching is essentially using underhanded or unfair techniques to catch significant numbers of Pokemon. Think of Team Rocket in the anime using a giant net to capture a bunch of wild Pokemon or something.

In my view, a "fair" or legal capture is one that many Trainers make every day, challenging a wild Pokemon to a battle and then capturing it once they win, or leaving it alone if it wins. Or you could befriend the Pokemon, that works too.

An "unfair" capture made by a poacher could involve the use of things such as traps, nets, and tranquilizers, or it could use Pokemon with wide-area moves that cause effects that do not allow any Pokemon caught in the move to properly resist (such as Stun Spore or Sleep Powder dispersed over a wide area), or any mix of those. There's also the problem of catching Pokemon in protected areas (like a national forest, although I don't think we have any in Furoh) or catching Pokemon that are protected by law (legendaries?) or stealing other people's Pokemon. One last possibility would be to capture a baby Pokemon and use it as leverage to capture the parents, or to otherwise threaten harm if the wild Pokemon doesn't give itself up.

Generally, if the Pokemon had a reasonable chance to fight back the catch was legal, but if it didn't have a chance it was illegal. That would be my view on what makes a poacher different. Many poachers probably use a mix of legal and illegal captures to keep themselves in business.

Of course, there are fine lines sometimes, since using Stun Spore or Sleep Powder during a capture doesn't make it illegal, but using the move right away or using it as the opening move during an ambush might be considered unfair. And of course, there are probably people in cities who use traps or tranquilizers to remove unwanted Pokemon (like Zubat) from places like homes or schools who do things legally, although they probably release the Pokemon after they trap them.


--------------------



PANE - Scott Carson
ninetales.gifumbreon.gifespeon.gifleafeon.gif
{Profile | Current Levels}
{Network Ninjas}
Go to the top of the page
+Quote Post

Toogee
post Oct 12 2014, 07:16 AM
Post #3


Weak Livered Milk Drinker
Group Icon

Group: RP Moderators
Posts: 3 412
Joined: 19-August 07
From: Sitting in an English garden, waiting for the sun
Member No.: 208

And a Golurk



Interpretation of poaching is left to the players, as we don't exactly have a specified legal system for this RP. If it were me, I would use real life as an example. In general, captures can only be done with pokeballs and the help of pokemon already owned (as opposed to guns). Trainer ID cards could work like hunting licenses: you're allowed a certain quota on certain species. Something common (like the aforementioned zubat) won't have quotas while something like a starter may.


--------------------
PANE Mod

PANE x2 (click to show)

Credit for 2gamer's Seel of Approval (click to show)
Go to the top of the page
+Quote Post


Reply to this topicStart new topic
1 User(s) are reading this topic (1 Guests and 0 Anonymous Users)
0 Members:

 

Lo-Fi Version Time is now: 22nd November 2019 - 09:51 AM
All content and images ©2007-2015 GPX.Plus and Shiny New Software, LLC. Powered By IPB 2.3.1 © 2019 IPS, Inc.
Optimal viewing in the latest version of Safari, Chrome, or Firefox, 1024x768+.