I'm using the term “applications” loosely, because that's what all the other livejournal RPs call theirs. In reality, although I reserve the right to reject people (typically for savage disregard for the english language) I don't intend to actually do so. Still, submitting character profiles for the mod to look over/make sure you're doing things right is a Good Idea.
Canon characters from any part of the franchise are allowed. Giovanni and the Elite Four are dead and Professor Oak and Lt. Surge too strong, however, so they can not be played.
Faction alignment: The major ones are Team Rocket (which is, well, Team Rocket) the Pokemon League (which is widely hated, being blamed for the nuclear war, but still has a claim to be the legitimate government) and the Church of Arceus, a religious group which sees the war and natural disasters as punishment from the legendary pokemon. I use the term “alignment” as none of these are cohesive forces, stronger as ideas than as anything unified, and prone to fighting among themselves. The Saffron Communist Party is smaller than these three, but far more centralized: if you join them, expect to serve the party or be labeled a traitor. In addition to communism it preaches an all-out war against the legendary pokemon.
There are also a few minor, local forces without much reach, such as the Pewter Museum. And of course, many people have no alignment at all.
Appearance: Hair/eye color, hairstyle, height, weight, clothing, any distinguishing marks, or anything else of importance.
Location: Anywhere in Kanto – I'm not going to restrict players to a single city. That said, if you want to be somewhere with a bunch of people and not that spread out, I'm giving official modly encouragement to Vermilion.
Occupation: Your current one. Can be... pretty much anything. If you wanna be a gym leader or a warlord (not that there's much difference these days) go for it.
Pokemon roster: Individual pokemon are capped at level 40, your total team is capped at 160. You can personally have as many pokemon as you want provided they fall into these caps. List their one egg move, their one HM/TM/tutor move, their names, their level, and anything unusual about them; keep in mind we're in a post-nuclear wasteland, so cool mutations are allowed.
EDIT: And their abilities. So sorry I forgot that. (If you've applied already and your pokemon has multiple to choose from, and you're reading this post and you didn't list them, reply to your own app listing 'em.) Dream World abilities are acceptable.
Any pokemon found in Kanto in the games, or evolves from one, is considered native to Kanto. You can have pokemon from abroad, but explain how you have them - they are not indigenous to the area. Maybe you've immigrated to Kanto at some point in your life and took your pokemon with you, for instance.
History: What has your life been like up to this point? Family, friends, how the war impacted you, who you started with, anything else you want in your background.
Personality: I won't hold you to this, but it's general to have a good idea going in of what your character is like.
Other: Anything about your character which doesn't fall into these categories. Optional.
Writing sample: At least 100 words of your character in this setting. Won't reject anyone, but I want to have a good look first of what you're doing and maybe offer advice.