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Berecien (pron.: Be·re·si·EN) is a male Ponyta specimen, later Rapidash, and once famous racing Pokémon under the tutelage of the Mezze Estate. He was once the lead racing Pokémon of retired jockey Nicolato Mezze and together they earned a lot of trophies, with Berecien being renowned as the fastest Rapidash in the country. He is one of the main characters of Playfield .

The base character (see Character Concept) is also the Fledglingsverse; see Fledglingsverse.



In his appearance in Playfield it is possible to see Berecien as a character who is well educated as a formerly trained Pokémon but is also uptight and looks at himself and the life around him with a high standard. He often compares his previous achievements; in the original release of Playfield it can be seen that he is quick to take on a challenge.

A proud Pokémon well aware of his own history, Berecien doesn't let anyone who is to listen to him forget that before he retired he was an awesome racer, and sometimes boasts of still being able to perform at a high level; Eltenios being his close friend and knowing full well the runs both are capable of, takes this in good grace and sometimes mocks him about it.

One aspect of the character discussed in the meta is that, given his life as a Trainer Pokémon very close to humans, Berecien would have some experience with activities such as bartering, watching movies and making performances for fun or spectacle (not much unlike contests). It would be suggested that at some points he would have even invited Eltenios to spend some time in the Estate watching movies and having a more regular time with the estate's inhabitants.

The original Playfield has Eltenios be the one that remarks on the various legends humans have about Pokémon like Arcanine and Rapidash; for a rewrite knowledge (and pride) of the Rapidash myth would of course go to Berecien himself.


Berecien not only can run fast; he can build up and explosively release Fire-type energy to give himself a tremendous stamina and acceleration boost, in essence allowing him to switch from any gait to his maximum full speed in the blink of an eye. He can further increase this effect if there is an external source of fire he can use to “detonate” his own outbound aura with Flash Fire, however this requires not only such an external fire source but also a long and flat enough track that he can use it on.

Berecien not only has the skill to achieve and push maximum speed, but also as a racing Pokémon is trained in keeping up a sustained racing or cruise speed. With enough preparations in terms of food and planning of route, Berecien can sustain cruise speed for a few hours at a time, allowing him such feats as crossing the entirely of a continent in the span of a single day with little more than water or bathroom stops, and he is one of two Pokémon in Suocé (the other being Eltenios) that can sustain a full day and night cruise performance.

Character History

This section deals with events not yet published in Suocéverse canon (as of the last update of this article).

Berecien is one of a long lineage of racing Pokémon maintained by the Mezze Estate, and up to shortly before the events in Playfield he was active and spearheading in the sport. For details on his life previous to the events of Playfield, check Berecien / Backstory.

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During retirement Berecien is occupied with being a good Pokémon and building up his own family. By the time Playfield rolls around, he and his mate have one son in Cimiero and are expecting the birth of their first daughter, who will become Darius Mezze's racing companion and second Pokémon, Primor.

Berecien and Eltenios made a habit of meeting every year in the day of the Solstice, when they would travel to the eastern edge of the country near Ámace and rush all the way to the west across the country to reach the coast near Río Qinto. This was only one, if not the most important, time of the year where both Pokémon would meet and go together to have adventures for a day, competing in good spirits and in general showing off as two of the highest performant Pokémon in the region. While their annual race was something they did this mostly for fun, one particular Solstice they managed to beat the Sun to it (twice, to boot) and became a sort of local legend.

At some point during “Stars of Suocé(TBA) , Nicolato Mezze offers Berecien as a mount to Ravir Eisenhorth for the then Champion to reach the Lesgislature Offices in Jávise quickly due to an emergency meeting. After the task is done, Berecien takes a detour during the trip back to meet with Eltenios and idle about for the day near the city.


Raised and trained as a racing Pokémon since early age, Berecien does not have much in the ways of combat techniques. His abilities are mostly limited to his natural movepool, though he could have been tutored a few moves for support. His stamina and constitution, geared for maintaining a regular high-tier output of energy for fixed, predetermined periods of time, also allows him to hold back attackers and intruders when he joins the other wild Pokémon in the Estate during their usual rounds, but he still needs support for any direct confrontation.

Berecien's abilities include Flash Fire (est. during the redux release of Playfield). He and Eltenios share this skill allowing them to in theory boost each other during their races. It is undetermined if he also exhibits traits of the other abilities his species has.


Character Concept

As a character concept, Berecien first originated as one of the two then-unnamed protagonists in PokéCommunity's SWC 2009 entry, Playfield. Unlike Eltenios, Berecien remained unused until an off-hand mention in the WAAPT-verse, and after that was reworked into the Suocéverse continuity, making Suocéverse Berecien a sort of “Berecien 2.0” contrasted with Eltenios' “3.0”.

As the unnamed Rapidash in Playfield, Berecien was the first character developed for the story and was basically among the first characters to be built for the Suocéverse proper, following Ravir's Electabuzz and Inka.

In the Suocéverse a key aspect of Berecien's relationships in the setting is that he is intended to be one of three Fire-type Pokémon who make part of separate lores of renown in the lands of Suocé, the other two being Eltenios and Hechicera, his role and renown as a Pokémon raised and trained by humans contrasted against Eltenios' dealings with the Cadrícean deer trio and the Hechicera's solitary life.

Alternate Versions

(Note: This revision of the article is reviewed by Fledglingsverse coauthors Spiteful Murkrow (Fledglings) and Virgil134 (Casting Off) ).

A different incarnation of Berecien appears as a character in serves as one of the members of Cabot's Team in the Fledglingsverse, a PMD-esque setting with SpitefulMurkrow and Virgil134 as the co-developers. For more details check Berecien / Fledglingsverse.


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