@sarah morgan: No probs. I'm working out a way we can implement this into the main structure of the vice-verse.
We can either
A) Have this be a stand alone RP with no effect on the outside world, (Boooring)
B) I work some magic in Hellscraper, which has a laboratory working on creating Pokemon, and they unleash their creations into the world backwards in time, meaning that Pokemon have been around for centuries, but they hadn't been around for centuries last week. However, only those in the hellscraper would be aware of the change, IE Gen, Phantom, SamJaz, Hitomi, Alvin Himmelskarte, Arthur and Matt.
I like B, since that keeps Blackstone and Valley Of Souls free from pokemon yet still canonical, and future fics have the option of implementing pokemon. Add in a rule that pokemon are incapable and will always refuse to kill, so they aren't too practical in some close-to-the knuckle fics, like when SamJaz leads a raid on Sonata's cult headquarters to try and take her out before she gets too powerful. Pokemon would not be that helpful in that battle, as you can't think to give orders when your opponent is launching energy blasts everywhere and you yourself are trying to smash her head in with your large metal key, but you're welcome to try if you welcome the distraction.
Plus, not everyone wants to train them. Alice would probably find them as an absolute abomination.
We'll think on it, but I think it having no effect on the outside world is boring.