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july 18 another update is up, which you can read about here! the most exciting news of all: pride fest is now here in jinoa! please be sure to read the event info, as well as the details of each scenario. that being said, we hope everyone will have lots of fun!

june 6 june updates are now up! you can read more about them here. in addition, we have updated the rules and the site store. check the latter out for new categories, such as eggs and mega accessories. keep a look out, because we have a few more things we'll be rolling out soon too! wish you all the best!

may 30 otms are now up! vote for them here. in addition, julianna is now traveling through jinoa and is offering rare trades for any trainer who can get her the pokemon she desires. check it out here!

may 7 thank you for your patience everyone, but the may update is now up! check out this thread regarding information about mega pokemon, event prizes, and more. also be sure to post in this month's activity check if you don't want to be deleted!

april 15 attention! the flash event has been extended to april 30th, and a new pokerental system has been added for the event as well. check it out here! in addition, the otms are now updated; be sure to congratulate everyone who won!

april 2 happy april everyone! check out the new updates here to find out about cool new details such as a pokefinder app, advertising incentive, and a new flash event! in addition, everyone make sure to vote for this months otms here!

march 26 jinoa now has 2 new pokemods. everyone, please welcome lotte and blur to our pokemod team! 🎉🥂

march 25 attention! we now have a new live preview for our bio form, thanks to cassie. everyone please be sure to send her lots of love and check out the app form.

march 17 happy st. patrick's day everyone! to celebrate the holiday, we'll be running a special event: lucky's shamrock n' roll! to find out more details, click here. in addition, for a limited time, everyone who posts will obtain twice as many pokepoints. so what're you waiting for? get to posting!

march 10 hey guys! it's been little more than a week since the site's re-opening, and we're doing great so far. we've made some more updates to the site, including new directories, rule changes, new skins, and now we're currently hosting an egg giveaway! if you want more details, click here! in addition, mod auditions are still open and we're still encouraging everyone to advertise. happy saturday everyone!

march 7 jinoa now has a new skin! it's titled memories which can be found at the menu at the bottom of the main page. the purpose of this skin is a bit more minimalistic, and should be helpful for those who find the main skin's text too small to read. if you find any kinks, please pm lecc or tag her in the discord chat.

in addition, please welcome our old pokemod canary back to jinoa! if you're interested in becoming a pokemod too, check out this thread.

march 4 gen 7 is finally making it's way to jinoa! the wild pokemon list has also been updated to reflect this. not all pokemon have yet made the cut-off, but keep your eye out for future updates if you don't see your favorite gen 7 pokemon just yet.

feb 28 re-opening of jinoa! we made a new skin titled 'new beginnings' but if you want to go back to the old skin, just click on the menu at the very bottom of the page.

also, if you see a broken img or need something archived moved back, just pm lecc.

for more information on the updates, click here. thanks!! we're looking forward to rping with all of you!

august 25th check out the update on our new application form and tweaks to our team rocket system here.

august 8th the activity check is officially over and say congrats to our brand new pokémods, canary and venus! in addition, make sure to vote for your otms here as well as post with your characters in the ongoing flash event in cubic city.

august 3rd. there's a flash event in cubic city. earn a prize for participating in it here.

the activity check ends on august 8th.

august 1st. jinoa is having its first activity check + otm nominations! it ends on august 8th, so be sure to post in the thread before then.

the travel + mod request rules have been modified. read about it here.

mod auditions will end on august 3rd, so if you're interested, check out the thread here.

july 27th. mod auditions will end a week from now on august 3rd. if you're interested in auditioning, check out the thread here.

july 18th. staff are holding auditions for two pokémod positions, check out the thread here.

july 16th. the egg giveaway has ended! stay tuned for more things in the weeks to come.

june 23rd. jinoa has been open for a whole week! thanks to everyone who has joined so far. we have a new skin called "zero" + a new custom profile with more custom fields to fill out. if you see any funky coding please let staff know.

the egg giveaway will run until july 16th, so be sure to check it out!

june 15th. welcome to the grand opening of the jinoa region! to celebrate, we're hosting a month-long giveaway. for more information, check out THIS thread.

also, don't forget to join the jinoa discord! it's a great way to communicate between members. more information can be found HERE or by pming one of us!

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 team rocket
 Posted: Mar 11 2018, 12:39 PM

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    Hi friends! I had a few questions about team rocket / how they function so that I can make my character's descent into badness as seamless as possible.

    The general idea is that my character's parents are members, but she doesn't know. She's studying pokemon biology/environmental science at the sodalite university. She's interested in this stuff, mostly for the sake of ensuring the survival of pokemon through habitat protection, but her parents have been discreetly guiding her life choices so that she could one day become a member of team rocket as well. A scientist.

    So, the questions.

    a) How are members inducted?
    b) I get that there's a promotion to jump from rank to rank, but I'm not sure scientist makes sense, since they should be hired based on skill/knowledge rather than 'you've poached many pokemon, well done, now you get to perform experiments'?
    c) Can non-rockets work at cat cafes?
    c.a) If no, could an exception be made for someone who they are grooming to become a rocket? I was hoping she could manage a cafe.

    Okay, I think that's all for now. Thanks in advance. <3
 Posted: Mar 11 2018, 08:43 PM

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hi there onyx! first of all, let me welcome you to jinoa :D i'm lecc, one of the admins. secondly, let me answer all your questions:

a. team rocket members are inducted on a word-of-mouth basis. basically, your character should be fine being inducted by her parents. in fact, we already have a different character on here who's parents are in team rocket, and who basically inherited the responsibility ( samuel rollins, played by gato!) so your backstory should check out OK!

b. scientists are one of the specialized promotions. when someone wants to be promoted to a scientist, they have to accomplish at least one science-related mission. this is to assure they have the "qualifications" ic that you mentioned - knowledge/skill/experience. scientists are a relatively respected group within team rocket hierarchy so it wouldn't make much sense for them to go from just grunt -> scientist.

c +c1. yes! non-rockets can definitely work at cat cafes. in some ways, you might even say its encouraged, since tr probably wants their cat cafes to mold into society. only the main cat cafe has a secret hq inside of them, so i think its possible for your character to manage their own cafe (assuming that they have connections and/or their parents are pretty high up in the social totem pole!)

hope this cleared up any questions you have. we look forward to rping with you! C:

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