Dr. Neihof nodded approvingly as Alice carefully selected the murkrow from the three choices. He already knew of the student's love for dark type pokemon, and was pleased that the board's selection had provided her with those choices. He also handed her a bag with some supplies for her journey in it that she would be able to open later.
Alice returned to her seat, not letting the murkrow out just yet, as she didn't want it flying around being mischievous as most of their breed are. She could find out the gender later, and even nickname it if she wanted. Another boy, Tom, nodded respectfully at her choice to leave her pokemon in the pokeball. He had chosen an onix, a huge pokemon that wouldn't be able to fit into their auditorium with all of the people in there.
Finally, the ceremony was over, and the students were given permission to leave. Nearly all of the students bolted out of the room into the courtyard to test out their pokemon, leaving Alice in the room with just a few people.
There was Meg and her ekans, Otto and his pichu, Viktor and his dratini, Tom and his onix, and lastly Viola, who had gone last and hadn't even had a chance to sit down. Her last name was Zian. She had chosen an eevee.
Alice has the chance to go and talk to these students and decide her opinions of them, or she could choose one blindly to accompany outside. Or, she could go out alone, looking for different trainers to befriend. All of her choices now will effect the future. But the trainers in the room and the trainers outside are who she will travel with. She can bring with her a maximum of 4 other trainers plus herself, though usually trainers travel in groups totaling four, not five. But the decision is yours.
You can talk to them, and if you choose to do so I will provide their dialogue. But a brief deion of their personalities is:
Meg is quiet and mysterious, but a great friend once you know her. She loves poison pokemon and will be collecting them. She chose the collector career.
Otto is quiet and shy, but very nice once you know him. He is a trainer.
Viktor is the gym leader Viola's son. He wants to collect dragon pokemon and become a gym leader. He's loud and brash, but really is insecure and never feels like he will live up to his mom.
You don't really know much about Tom. He's an odd egg out. But he has an onix.
Viola wants to be a pokemon breeder, obviously choosing eevee for the breeding potential and variety of evolutions. She is very smart and sweet, sometimes coming off as bossy even though she doesn't mean it.