Whether you're a guest trying to decide if you should join, (the answer to which is obviously Yes!) or a new member trying to find your way around, you've stumbled upon the right document!
Because of the complexity that PokeXation is, we have tons of information about most of our mechanics. This can be overwhelming for new players, therefore, if you want to simply scan the articles to get the gist of the information, then come back later and read it through, that is perfectly fine with us! Be sure to read all the information on a subject before attempting to perform it!
Optional (but still recommended) articles will be marked with an ( * ).
The Xpedia (this page) is the first page you should go over. It includes information such as the Plot, Setting, and Rules. Everything on this page is extremely important to the foundation of PX, so you'll definitely want to read all of it!
2. Character Information
Once you've finished the Xpedia, the next thing you'll want to do is click the stick figure in the top-left sidebar. This will take you to the character information page. Here you'll find the Professions, Occupations, Skills, and Mentors. You need to know all of this information to make your character, but you can skip over the more in-depth part of the "SKILLS" section for now.
Of course it's been about a century since the stories that we all know and love, but if you're interested in your character being a descendent of a Canon, check this thread out.
3. Character Creation
This next one is up to you. Once you've read everything up to this point, you have my permission to Create Your First Character! However, if you'd like to continue reading and learn more about the site's mechanics before you do that, I certainly won't stop you. When you click the link, go to the "TEMPLATE" thread and follow the directions there.
Ready to learn how we interact with the creatures that make up our genre? Click the pokeball in the top-left sidebar to get started. This article contains information on Domestic and Feral Pokemon, *Mutations, *Levels, *Evolution, Attacks, Abilities, and *Breeding. Remember that if it's marked by an ( * ) it's not immediately required to read.
Before you start roleplaying on PX, there are a few things that you need to know about how the site's mechanics work. Specifically information on Posting, Travel, Time, Shops*, Plants*, Food*, Tech*, Recipes*, and Weapons*.
6. Map of Mi-aro
Check out the map of Mi-aro!
7. Item List
Surely by this time your mentor has asked you to choose your starter items. Where do you find those items though? In the Items List of course! Check here to find a list of all available items and their descriptions. While you're at it, you can also find all the plants that have been discovered and doucumented in the "VEGETATION" thread.
Another easy way to access items and their descriptions is to click on the ₪ (Pokecoin symbol) in the top-left sidebar. This will take you to the Global Market where you can also buy items.
Finally, read this post to check whether you know everything you need to or not. Once you have, you're ready for your first post!!