Union City
  • Think superhero setting, but with Pokemon basically taking the place of powers
  • Hawthorne Labs discovered alternate reality that contains Pokemon
    • Tried to create portal, exploded, caused some people to gain powers (Supernatural Classes)
      • This caused first wave of superhuman stuff
      • Also sparked massive leap in technology
    • Second try, stabilized portal, created a way into Rhodo
      • Pokemon are alive and well within Rhodo
      • Hawthorne developed Pokeballs soon after and sent people into Rhodo to bring things back
      • Rhodo is a wild region, no humans and very hostile Pokemon presence
        • Only certified Trainers may enter
      • All attempts to settle it have failed
      • Hawthorne's gate created other breaches between the two worlds. They're highly regulated, but sometimes a breach sneaks through
  • Gyms are basically the equivalent of martial arts belts for kids
  • Pokemon range from pets (domesticated Growlithe and Eevee) to WoMs
    • Huge black market for Pokemon to be purchased and used
    • Breeding exists, but breeding without creating a weaker Pokemon is difficult in our reality for some reason
  • With the advent of Pokemon, everybody has the opportunity to have a whole lot of power at their disposal
    • Sparked a wave of crime which in turn sparked a wave of vigilante justice
    • Powered people from the first event were at the forefront of both
    • Police try to keep up, but with difficulty of supplying an entire police force with Pokemon it's a losing battle
    • Hero Association has their own private Rhodian portal, and use it to keep a constant force of Trainers, basically act like Professors
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