Vitor, Natalie, and Pluto are the main characters in Pokémon Uranium. The player can choose their name and gender at the start.
Together with Theo, they receive their Starter Pokémon from Professor Bamb’o and embark on a journey to collect all of the Gym Badges and catch all the Pokémon in the Tandor region.
Born to two brilliant minds: a world-renowned Pokémon Ranger and a genius nuclear physicist, the hero would have lived an easy life had tragedy not struck when they were only 3 years old. The disaster at the nuclear power plant resulted in the death of Lucille, and the subsequent grief of Kellyn made him abandon his duties to his child and throw himself into his work. They were left in the care of Kellyn’s Auntie in Moki Town, where they grew up alone, only seeing their father on rare occasions. Theo was a childhood friend, who used to always follow them around and copy everything they did.
At the age of 13, Auntie tells them that due to her age she cannot support them any longer. Fortunately, Professor Bamb’o is looking for a research assistant, and having known them and Theo for many years agrees to hire them. They leave home to journey out across Tandor.
The player receives a starter Pokémon from Professor Bamb’o after completing the Pokémon Trainer Test. Depending on the test results, this is either Orchynx, Raptorch, or Eletux.
After that, the Pokémon they use depend on what the player chooses to catch and train.
The hero grew up independent and self-reliant from a young age. They are curious about the world and fearless, both qualities they inherited from their father, Kellyn.
Pokémon is a media franchise spawned from a role-playing video game series developed by Game Freak and published by Nintendo beginning in 1996. The title is a portmanteau formed by combining the Japanese words “Poketto Monsutā”, “Pocket Monsters” in English. The games and other media surrounding it revolve around the capturing different types of these creatures, the titular Pokémon, and using them in battle. Outside of the original games, Pokémon has been used in anime, manga, trading cards, toys, films and books among other things. Online, Pokémon has a large fan community, spawning fan art, fiction and memetic content.
Nintendo carefully translates the names of the various Pokémon creatures to retain nuances that reflect the different languages in which the game is translated. Each Pokémon’s name is meant to represent their properties, for example, Charizard has the word “char” in its name to indicate it is a Fire type. The characters’ names have become so well known by Pokémon players that a study conducted in Britain in 2002 found that children were able to identify Pokémon creatures better than local wildlife.
As of November 2016, there are 802 known species of Pokémon. Probably the most well known of these is Pikachu, an Electric type creature drawn to look like a mouse, who is regarded as the mascot of the franchise.