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Training And Distractions

http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/qstarchive.html?tags=Pokemon%20Island%20Adventure%20Quest
https://twitter.com/GobbleQM
Character info pastebin in progress: http://pastebin.com/iB0tb7rz
Dice cheat sheet: http://pastebin.com/994WTT3g

General rules:

There is a 10 minute voting period after each post. Non-contradictory votes will be combined as best as possible.

Write-ins for all votes are always welcome and encouraged. They may not all make it into the post or be altered to fit in, but I'll do my best to at least try to address the spirit of the write-in.

Very important or contentious votes may be redone in a stricter voting system as circumstances warrant.

Combat mechanics involve three rolls of 1d100, taking the best, and using the base accuracy and crit ranges of the game, roughly, but the 'turn order' will be more like the anime, where sometimes you can do a few moves in a row or be hit by a combo of moves yourself, all depending on circumstances. Stronger moves tend to take more time and have more cooldown than weaker moves, so beware of that timing. Speed is more important for closing ground, intercepting, and other things and doesn't necessarily mean going first.

Call me out on a mistake and receive a suggestive picture, mostly likely a butt.

Pokemon:
Gobble (Munchlax)
Mace (Roggenrola)
Belladonna (Roselia)
Dice (Totodile)

Badges: 1

Recently: You bonded and trained with Dice, had sexy massage time with the girls, and had a very awkward conversation with Keira and forgave her for her trespasses.
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Alright let the training begin!
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its here!
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Dice is best boy!

Jane is best girl
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>>1153121
Awwwwwwwwww yeah!
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>>1153121
I found this on twitter somewhere. Is this pretty accurate for Laki?
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>>1153158
[Extremely]
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>>1153121
Hey Gobble, I'm dead tired so I won't be sticking around, but I want you to know that I really appreciate your hard work. You're the best, keep it up! I'm looking forward to reading the thread when I wake up.
Keira is best girl so you fucks better vote in her favor whenever possible
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>>1153152
THIS
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>>1153166
[Thanks! Have nice dreams!]
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>>1153158
Laki a cute.
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You want to get your team ready for the next fight. You expect it to be intense, and you’d feel terrible if you didn’t do everything you can to give them the edge they need.

Wait a second. Before you do that, you load up your TM. You almost forgot about it. You take it out and boot it into your Pokedex.

The screen flickers and fuzzes for a second before it produces a bunch of technical gibberish. At the end though, it sums it up, along with the move name. Sunny Day.

Oh. Well, that’s not really useful right now, but that’s just your luck. You start by aiming it at Gobble and asking if he’s ready to learn. He nods.

You’ve seen this done on shows before, and the instructions as you go along all seem simple. You just aim and use, and keep it on him while he sits still for a few minutes.

After it’s done, you ask him how he feels.

He shrugs. He doesn't feel different at all.

“Can you use it?”

He tries, but nothing happens. He gives up and sits, finding that picking his fur is more interesting than trying again. You look at the pokedex. It says it’ll take several hours and before it’s useful.

Well, in the meantime, it’s back to regular old training.

>Learn a new move
>Work on some stats
>More dance practice. Really learn to move
>Try to upgrade an existing move
>Something else
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>>1153187
>Work on some stats
Special Defense or HP!
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>>1153187
>>Work on some stats
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>>1153187
>More dance practice. Really learn to move
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>>1153187
>Work on some stats
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>>1153187
>Work on some stats
HP

Fancy stuff is fine and all, but only if you haven't neglected the fundamental stats.
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>>1153187
>More dance practice. Really learn to move
>Work on some stats
Is there a way we can work both in. (maybe his speed or evasion?)

Also
>Sunny Day TM
We should use this on Bella and help her develop solar beam
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>>1153187
>work on some stats
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>>1153187
>More dance practice. Really learn to move
>Work on some stats
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>>1153187
>Learn a new move
Counter is an egg move he can learn, and would be pretty useful.
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>>1153187
>>Work on some stats
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>>1153187
>Work on some stats
>More dance practice. Really learn to move

I'd like to get him some more moves too, but I don't see that happening right now.
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>Work on some stats
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>>1153219
maybe we can work on a move after this battle; see how performs this fight first and then decide what to teach him afterwards
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>>1153187
>Work on some stats

>It says it’ll take several hours and before it’s useful.
Don't think that "and" is meant to be there Gobble.
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>>1153233
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Well, first thing you want to do is work on his stats. Gobble has a decent collection of moves, but what he really needs right now is just some general training.

But what specifically are you going to train?

>A bit of everything. A well rounded ‘lax is a healthy ‘lax
>His attack! He needs more power
>Defense and Special Defense. Play to his strengths
>Special attack. He can learn a lot of those moves
>Speed. Who would see it coming?
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>>1153284
>His attack! He needs more power
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>>1153284
>Speed. Who would see it coming?
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>His attack! He needs more power
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>>1153284
>>Defense and Special Defense. Play to his strengths
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>>1153284
>Defense and Special Defense. Play to his strengths

Dang, I was hoping we could raise HP. Just please no Speed, he is in the bottom 10.
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>>1153284
>>Defense and Special Defense. Play to his strengths
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>>1153284
>Defense and Special Defense. Play to his strengths
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>>1153284
>Defense and Special Defense. Play to his strengths
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>>1153284
>Defense and Special Defense. Play to his strengths
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>>1153284
>Defense and Special Defense. Play to his strengths
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>>1153284
>A bit of everything. A well rounded ‘lax is a healthy ‘lax
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>>1153284
>Defense and Special Defense. Play to his strengths
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>>1153306
[Don't worry. Herb's cooking is doing that already. But I did forget to include it as an option.]
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>>1153356
Personally I like the idea that Herb's cooking is giving a passive boost to HP. It'll allow us to focus on our pokemon's other stats when training.

Though we should keep an eye on what foods Gobble forages
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>>1153366
Well when we fought the last gym we did big cooking to boost stats some.
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>>1153166
I will vote for best girl! Don't you worry your pretty little petals about that!
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“Let’s work on your defenses.” You tell Gobble. He warily pushes himself up and gives you a funny look.

“He’s not going to beat you.” Laki laughs as she slaps you on the back. She’s wearing tight spandex. “But we are going to toughen you up.”

“We?”

She raises an eyebrow. “You can do it yourself if you want, but just like what you did last night, it’s better with a partner.”

“What’d you do last night?” Keira asks in her sunny way.

“N-nothing!” You grab Laki and go to a training area.

You train under a waterfall. Laki and her pokemon, you and Gobble. The constant pressure coming down really toughens him up, and Laki has the idea of having the pokemon lightly bump each other

By the time you’re done, Gobble is floating face up in the water, blowing up a stream. He’s pooped. Not too pooped o float over and ask for more food, though. You toss him some you prepared when he was busy and sit down.

Laki’s Meowth crawls onto your lap and curls up.

Bella hops on top of Meowth in a bid for more attention, so you guess she’s next. You’ll start with Sunny Day, not that you need it in this heat right now, but what else?

>Work on a new move
>Work on stats
>Maybe you can do something to help her handle heat better
>Work on buffing up her rapid attacks
>Work on her attitude and teamwork. She’s getting a bit out of hand
>Something else
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>>1153435
>>Work on her attitude and teamwork. She’s getting a bit out of hand
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>>1153435
>Work on her attitude and teamwork. She’s getting a bit out of hand
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>Work on her attitude and teamwork. She’s getting a bit out of hand

>Not too pooped o float over
Missing a T there Gobble.
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>>1153435
>Work on a new move
We need some poison to her move list

Though i'm willing to support
>Work on her attitude and teamwork. She's getting a bit out of hand
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>>1153435
>Work on her attitude and teamwork. She’s getting a bit out of hand
>Work on a new move

At least touch some ground on moves; she hasn't learned anything as a Roselia yet.
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>>1153435
>She’s wearing tight spandex

>Work on her attitude and teamwork. She’s getting a bit out of hand
and if we have time
>Work on a new move
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>>1153435
>Work on her attitude and teamwork. She’s getting a bit out of hand
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>>1153435
>just like what you did last night, it’s better with a partner.”

Have... have I been canonized?

Also
>Work on her attitude and teamwork. She’s getting a bit out of hand

I don't think she's too bad right now, but better to nip it in the bud. She just wants papa's attention, really.
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>>1153435
>Work on her attitude and teamwork. She’s getting a bit out of hand
And if we have time
>Work on a new move
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I was wondering how Herb might take advantage of Kiera's invitation when it hit me. The 'Herb'est thing to do is use it to have her model for him. Nothing tasteless, but some of the more risque fashions, like you see in the big name designer venues.
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>>1153450
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>>1153505
I'd back that
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>>1153516
I'd kinda like it if we got Herb into designing clothes, and not just coordinating them.

Not a big deal, but it would be neat.
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>>1153534
Well maybe, it might distract from his cooking though. I dont mind it as long as we arent pulling ourselves into too many directions.
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>>1153539
I think we can do cooking with some fashion. It isn't like we can't stitch things while we let our Pokemon practice things.
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>>1153550
That could work. Like I said, as long as we find a balance
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You take Bella aside after Meowth gets up and cleans itself. You can’t help but notice it’s fussing behind it’s ear the same way Laki is as she puts a flower in hers.

“Bella. We need to chat.”

She perks up. She’s interested, but only for a second. She gets distracted by seeing Dice standing right on the edge of the water. She runs up and pushes him in.

He floats head down for a while before finally turning around. He doesn’t seem to care one bit.

Maybe you should do this whole training her on a move. Keep her doing two things at once she she’s not distracted.

>Begin learning Solarbeam
>Try to learn Bullet Seed
>Work on Mind Reader
>Swords Dance would open up a lot of possibilities
>Grass Knot could be useful
>Toxic seems like a no brainer
>Something else
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>>1153566
>Toxic seems like a no brainer
Then she becomes the status princess
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>>1153566
>Toxic seems like a no brainer
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>>1153566
>>Toxic seems like a no brainer
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>>1153566
>Toxic seems like a no brainer
Next opportunity we should get her to learn grass knot, it has a lot of potential uses especially with the way we do battles.
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>>1153566
>Toxic seems like a no brainer
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>>1153566
>Grass Knot could be useful
It plays to what she knows; being a dick.
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>>1153566
Actually remember to link the reply this time.

>Toxic seems like a no brainer

>Maybe you should do this whole training her on a move.
Think that should be "while".

>Keep her doing two things at once she she’s not distracted.
I think that's meant to be "since"?
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>>1153566
>Toxic seems like a no brainer

That seems like an odd selection of moves; I was expecting basic stuff she gets like Leech Seed.
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>>1153598
I think it should be "so that she's", but a butt is a butt by any other name.
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>>1153599
Well we can do Leech Seed soon too. Its goes with our whole HP drain concept, but I like the Poison there too so it just erodes our opponents
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>>1153566
>Try to learn Bullet Seed
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>>1153598
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Also consideration for the future

we currently have the ability Leaf Guard (which works well with Sunny Day). But Roserade doesnt have Leaf Guard.

Does this mean we get Roserade's Hidden Ability Technician?
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>>1153608
Less advocating Leech Seed (not that it's not great), more stating some surprise over the fact every option is basically a TM or Egg Move when before our options when training were largely stuff the Pokemon naturally picked up.
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>>1153633
Yes, which doesn't actually boost too much except for the Multi-hit moves which are all physical normally, Magical Leaf, Normal Weather Ball, and Hidden Power. Though I suppose weaker moves that she gets off faster will also be boosted.
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>>1153669
That basically what i was considering if we work on a rapid fire idea or maybe even a dual quick draw combo (two different attacks one right after the other)
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“Let’s learn a new move! How about Toxi-”

Bella leaps up and uses Leech Seed on Mace. She knows Leech Seed?

“Belladonna!” You retrieve Mace to stop the effects. At least, that’s what you heard you’re supposed to do. You’re glad to see it worked, and let him back out. You keep an eye on him just in case. He looks confused, but otherwise fine.

She laughs and falls over. The laughter ends when she notices you’re not laughing. She makes a motion to ask if you’re impressed that she learned it.

“Yes, I’m impressed, but I think you’re missing the point.”

She shrugs. What’s the big deal?

“Besides, Laki puts you in headlocks and stuff all the time.” Keira comes out of nowhere to help translate. You also think Keira is translating a bit freely to make a point, but maybe you’re just being paranoid.

>Do what I say, not what you see
>Have a talk in front of Bella with Laki about her bullying you
>The difference is that you don’t mind it when Laki teases you. Mace and the others do
>Promise her extra treats if she behaves. You can condition this out of her
>Something else
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>>1153598
>>1153605
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>>1153689
>Have a talk in front of Bella with Laki about her bullying you
>The difference is that you don’t mind it when Laki teases you. Mace and the others do
>DadDisappointment.gif
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>>1153686
If we have a way to make those multi hit moves special then sure.

>>1153689
>Have a talk in front of Bella with Laki about her bullying you
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>>1153689
>Have a talk in front of Bella with Laki about her bullying you
>The difference is that you don’t mind it when Laki teases you. Mace and the others do
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>>1153697
That doesn't look like a girl.

That looks like a girl (male)
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>>1153689
>The difference is that you don't mind when Laki teases you. Mace and the others might/do. Plus Laki and I understand we are just playing, using attacks on our friends might be come off as malicious instead of as a joke. And you're not trying to hurt them are you?
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>>1153714
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>>1153689
>Have a talk in front of Bella with Laki about her bullying you
>The difference is that you don’t mind it when Laki teases you. Mace and the others do
>Besides, headlocks and status altering moves are completely different, you could seriously hurt someone.
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>>1153689
>Have a talk in front of Bella with Laki about her bullying you
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>>1153706
Adding:
"There's a difference between teasing and being a bully. Laki's never hurt me, even when it looked like she could, if she wanted."
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>>1153689
Supporting
>>1153716


Also
>You also think Keira is translating a bit freely to make a point, but maybe you’re just being paranoid.
Don't make my mind start going through those loops. Gobble pls.
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>>1153689
>Have a talk in front of Bella with Laki about her bullying you
Don't tell her that you dont mind the bullying. That'll just encourage her bad behaviour and focus it on us.
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sorry gobble I've got to check out. Thanks for running.
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>>1153689
>Have a talk in front of Bella with Laki about her bullying you
Don't let bad influences go unresolved; children do as their role models do, not as they say.
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“The difference is that I don’t mind when Laki does it.”

Laki and Keira both raise an eyebrow.

“I mean, we’re good friends and I trust her, and it’s not the same thing as using a status move. Look.”

You point to Gobble and Mace playfighting. They’re just lightly wrestling. Mace only seems to open up and relax with Gobble. Mace isn’t fast or strong enough to overpower Gobble in a direct push fight, but Gobble can’t move the heavy Mace very far or deal with him when he uses a quick burst of energy to shift. Dice waddles in and trips over them both. They laugh at the fallen Totodile, and he laughs with them without knowing why.

You turn back to Bella. She’s already preparing an attack with an eager and mischievous look on her face.

“No! No moves. And you have to be gentle.”

Laki comes up and puts you in a headlock. “That’s right, Bella. Be gentle. Not everyone is strong like us.”

You push yourself out. Well, Laki lets you push yourself out after you reach under her rib at least. “No. Laki. You’re showing her a bad example.”

Laki looks like she wants to fight you on that, but she turns to Bella and backs down. “Whatever.”

You hope she isn’t mad. There’s a huge part of you that wants to make sure, but you fight it with everything in your being so you can stay strong in front of Belladonna. Besides, it’s such a small thing. Girls don’t get mad over tiny things and blow them out of proportion, right?

You spend time working on Toxic with Bella. You think she gets it. At least, she’s mostly got it. You won’t know for sure until you try it in a battle situation. She looks momentarily satisfied and doesn’t even think to trip Dice as he waddles by. You tell her how proud you are, and she assumes it’s just about her progress on the move. Seeing her light up like that makes your heart skip a beat.

You turn to Mace next. He’s looking fairly relaxed after horsing around with the others.

>Work on a new move
>Let's do more energy exercises
>Stats. Let’s beef up. Under-evolved pokemon need that even more
>Just sit and meditate.
>Something else
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>>1153838
>Stats. Let’s beef up. Under-evolved pokemon need that even more
The energy is fine for now.
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>>1153838
>Let's do more energy exercises
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>>1153807
[Sleep tight!]
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>>1153838
>>Just sit and meditate.
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>>1153838
>Ask which Mace feels like doing: Energy exercises or Meditation?

Though a new move might not be a bad idea too
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>>1153838
>>Just sit and meditate.
and once we've centered ourselves
>>Let's do more energy exercises
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>>1153838
>Let's do more energy exercises
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>>1153838
>Let's do more energy exercises

>Girls don’t get mad over tiny things and blow them out of proportion, right?
Herb you poor dumb bastard.
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>>1153838
>Just sit and meditate.
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>>1153838
>Just sit and meditate.

Good for both of us i think.

Also, I'd like to see Bella do poison sting, magical leaf, etc. to make sure she has them.
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[Give me some rolls, please!]
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>>1153838
>Girls don’t get mad over tiny things and blow them out of proportion, right?
Call an ambulance, I'm fucking dying here!
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Rolled 4 (1d100)

>>1153910
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>>1153838
>Girls don’t get mad over tiny things and blow them out of proportion, right?
Herb doesn't get out much, does he?

>Stats. Let’s beef up. Under-evolved pokemon need that even more
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Rolled 12 (1d100)

>>1153910
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Rolled 63 (1d100)

>>1153910
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Rolled 13 (1d100)

>>1153910
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Rolled 69 (1d100)

>>1153910
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>>1153910
Still prefer Misty, but I guess Serena isn't too bad.
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>>1153927
It's a good thing you didn't hit submit a second and a half earlier.
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>>1153926
Oh thank goodness. I thought we were going to have another energy failure.
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>>1153926
G-good job
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>>1153919
I just love it when rocks accidentally evolve.
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>>1153926
Oh thank you so much!

Man, i almost fucked up so bad
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>>1153947
That is only on a 1.
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>>1153962
Don't tell me when I need to wear my glasses, thank you.
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Mace is a special boy. The next move he learns is supposed to be smack down.
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>>1154061
As such.
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You sit beside him and meditate for awhile. It’s hard. You keep getting distracted by the sounds of splashing. The girls and their pokemon play around in the water. Gobble pokes Mace to play some more, but Mace is too deep to notice. You on the other hand, are very distracted by it until Gobble gives up and goes to sniff various plants to see how edible they are. Now you’re keeping an eye on him while he does that to make sure he doesn’t do anything he’ll regret.

You sigh. Okay, this is for Mace. You can do it. Just try harder to meditate.

That’s not working! You can’t just try. Do, or do not.

You do. For a minute. You find your center as you relax and let your body go.

Brap.

Oh jeez. Oh jeez you just farted. You open one eye. Everyone is looking at you. Even Mace.

“Heh.” You scratch behind your head.

Keira stifles a laugh, then falls over into the water. Laki joins her. She catches the priestess and immediately apologizes, but Keira tells her it's okay, which just makes Laki even more uncomfortable.

The girls eventually tell you to take it easy. They’re only laughing because of how embarrassed you are. That just makes you more embarrassed, though. You feel like you missed a chance to get in touch with yourself, too.

You all pack up for the night. But as you’re leaving, you turn to make sure Mace is coming.

Mace rockets into the air. Not far, this time. He’s about to come crashing down when he fires another jet of energy. It’s uneven and he bounces in the air and overcompensates all over the place, but he avoids smashing or taking off. He comes to a sloppy but decent landing beside you.

“Good job!” You tell him.

He salutes. He looks more surprised than you are. You might not be the best at meditation and control, but at least you’re encouraging Mace.

He gives you an encouraging look right back. You can’t talk to pokemon like Keira can, but you get his meaning. “Never give up.”

You sleep with that in mind, and get right to training after breakfast. You don’t even get distracted by Keira’s blanket slipping and showing the side of her body.

“Ready for your turn, Dice?”

Dice chomps down his breakfast and stares at you.

>More training on noticing surroundings
>Work on that strange fighting style of his
>Work on a stat
>Work on a move
>Something else
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>>1154088
>Work on a move
He needs more
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>>1154088
>Work on that strange fighting style of his
Let's solidify a rudimentary form of it before we start bringing up his stats.
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>>1154088
>Work on that strange fighting style of his
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>>1154088
>>More training on noticing surroundings
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>>1154088
>Work on that strange fighting style of his
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>>1154088
>Work on that strange fighting style of his
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>>1154088
>Something else.

Talk about evolution. He might be close. Is it something he wants?
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>>1154088
>Work on that strange fighting style of his
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>>1154088
>Work on that strange fighting style of his
Uniqueness is nice
>Brap.
I'm not sure whether this is the sound it made, Herb is a member of the Bloods, or this is an error.
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>>1154133
That is only level up. We need to really hit the bags for his much better Tutor list.

>>1154143
>he doesn't know
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>>1154145
>he doesn't know
Let the anon keep it that way.
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>>1154088
>>Work on that strange fighting style of his
>>1154133
We've had him for like a 2 days and haven't had a single battle with him. I don't think he's anywhere close to evolving.
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>>1154145
>>1154151
The point is that knowing ice fangs puts him around that level, or a bit higher. And even if I'm wrong, and he's young and not close, it'd be a good thing to know.
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>>1154088
>Work on that strange fighting style of his
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>>1154167
Moves/levels don't work that way in this quest
While it would be pretty difficult to do, if we wanted we could teach him Superpower or Hydro Pump right now
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>>1154167
I feel like Dice is pretty avant garde about everything not having to do with biting things.
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>>1154183
>Wanting Hydro Pump
>On totodile
Make me laugh, we want tutor moves.
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>>1154088
>Work on that strange fighting style of his
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>>1154195
I never said I wanted it just saying that it was possible
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>>1154206
True, I'm blind.
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>>1154195
He said if, and hydro pump is pretty useful in a practical setting, no matter the mon. Aerial dodging, structural devastation.
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>>1154216
Yea we can use Hyrdo Pump to propel Dice into a improvised body slam with our drunken master style
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>>1153421
Keira is one of my favorites and this picture is a work of art
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>>1154183
You make a fair point. It's a bit weird to think about for me. But keeping that in mind, it's probably most efficient to use move training time to focus on egg/tutor moves. I do want to use training time to confirm what moves our mon have naturally grown into before testing them in the heat of battle.

Bella's bully leech seed is an example of it done even better though. But I'd still like to know how fast she can fire poison stings, does she know giga drain, etc.

>>1154185
Well, Keira can help with that.
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>>1154241
>Well, Keira can help with that
L-Lewd!
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>>1154256
? I don't get it? Am I pulling an Herb here? She's a good translator.
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“Hey, Dice, can I ask you something?”

He blinks.

“When the time comes, are you okay with evolving? And while we’re on the topic, is there anything you think I should know, just in general?” You realize how little you actually know about the small guy.

He just smiles. He seems fine. You show him a picture of his next stage from your pokedex just in case. It’s a bit annoying to use because you can’t bookmark a page, but you flip to it eventually.

He nods enthusiastically. Then he crawls on the ground as if he’s swimming and sneaks up and gently chomps your foot.

“Well, okay then. Let’s get to training.”

He rolls up to his feet. That’s a good sign.

You and he stand up on the lookout cliff as the sun rises. You aren’t really sure what you’re doing, but you just sort of move around while shifting your weight in all sorts of unpredictable ways and have him do the same. It’s sort of like a tribal dance. You’re just glad nobody human or judgement is watching. You’d feel foolish if anyone else was around.

Dice gets pretty good at finding a rhythm and doing the same. You play a game of tag, sort of, where you have to boop each other’s noses without touching any other part of their body while staying in constant motion. It’s hard, and weird but you both get a lot of practice in with being confident and moving in weird ways. You both bend over backwards and clunks heads together.

Nobody is hurt. You’re just laughing, sore, and done for now.

You spend the next day again training. It’s a lot of recapping and making sure you all have everything down. Your pokemon all seem to vary their effort by the amount you’re willing to put in yourself, so it’s exhausting work. You keep everyone well fed and encouraged, though. You know that with effort and the power of friendship, you can all accomplish anything.

You even noticed Laki is starting to do a bit of training herself. Not just her pokemon, but a few pull ups and other things. You guess that as an athlete, she just can’t help it.

You’re about to get some sleep so you can be ready to battle tomorrow afternoon, when you get a call. It’s Valerie. She fills you in on having a conversation with Hana and telling her a deep secret. She also mentions that they’ll be stopping into the island tomorrow.

You look around. You don’t see Keira or Laki anywhere, but they can sometimes just sneak up on you. Islanders seem to really know how to blend into the island sounds without trying.

>Invite them to watch your battle.
>Warn her about the priests and snow.
>Tell her about what happened with Keira.
>Don’t mention your battle, You might get beaten badly. Just chat.
>Mention your Worry Seed Coffee idea. Maybe she can offer advice
>Something else
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>>1154279
I wasn't saying he only understands biting. I was saying that he only cares about biting. My mind went to you thinking that Keira can help us learn where he's coming from because she also understands a want for biting.
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>>1154314
>Warn her about the priest and snow
>Mention your Worry Seed Coffee idea. Maybe she can offer advice
>Invite them to watch your battle
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>>1154314
>Don’t mention your battle, You might get beaten badly. Just chat.
>Mention your Worry Seed Coffee idea. Maybe she can offer advice
obliquely. More 'hey, do you know how I might merchandise something?'
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>>1154314
>Invite them to watch your battle.
>Warn her about the priests and snow.
>Mention your Worry Seed Coffee idea. Maybe she can offer advice
At the very least mention the snow.

The last thing we want is her getting lashes because we didn't mention an important custom to her.
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>>1154314
>Invite them to watch your battle.
>Warn her about the priests and snow.
>Tell her about what happened with Keira.
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>>1154314
>Invite them to watch your battle.
>Warn her about the priests and snow.
>Mention your Worry Seed Coffee idea. Maybe she can offer advice
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>>1154314
>Warn her about the priests and snow.
>Mention your Worry Seed Coffee idea. Maybe she can offer advice
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>>1154314
>Warn her about the priests and snow.
And
>Invite them to watch your battle.
And
>Mention your Worry Seed Coffee idea. Maybe she can offer advice

Val is for pal.
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>>1154314
>Warn her about the priests and snow.
>Tell her about what happened with Keira.
>Don’t mention your battle, You might get beaten badly. Just chat.
>Mention your Worry Seed Coffee idea. Maybe she can offer advice
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>>1154314
>>Invite them to watch your battle.
>>Warn her about the priests and snow.
>Tell her about confronting Laki and winning
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>>1154314
>Invite them to watch your battle.
>Warn her about the priests and snow.
>Mention your Worry Seed Coffee idea. Maybe she can offer advice
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>>1154314
>Invite them to watch your battle.
>Warn her about the priests and snow.

There's no reason to mention what happened with Keira. That's super private, and it wouldn't be right.
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>>1154353
Well, I mean, it's not like it'd be right for Keira to have us not talk about it. But it might be good for Herb to talk about it with somebody. Maybe dad? It'd definitely be weird to put one of our mutual friends in the middle of things.
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>>1154314
>Invite them to watch your battle.
>Warn her about the priests and snow.
>Mention your Worry Seed Coffee idea. Maybe she can offer advice
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>>1154314
>Warn her about the priests and snow.
>Tell her about what happened with Keira.
>Mention your Worry Seed Coffee idea. Maybe she can offer advice

What happened with Kiera is definately something Herb should get a second opinion and advice about.
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>>1154369
I think talking to our family, specifically our parents, would be a good idea. Serious talks like this is totally in the purview of our parents.
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>>1154369
This is shit that could legitimately ruin her life permanently.

Speaking about it to anybody could be a death sentence for her future and aspirations.
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You warn her about the snow and the priests. She says that Hana gave her a bit of a heads up, but not as detailed as that. She didn’t realize it was so strict.

“Thanks, Herb. I’m glad you weren’t lashed or anything.”

You too. You also let her know about your upcoming gym battle at the burning temple.

“Wow! Burning? That must be quite the show. I’ll make sure we arrive early enough to see. I know Hana will like seeing it. And you.”

You feel like she’s hinting at something, but for the life of you, you can’t figure out what. You’re probably imagining it. “Oh yeah! Can I ask your advice on something? I have this idea for a coffee, and I don’t know the first thing about getting it out there.” You mention a bit about it, but not the exact idea.

“Oh, I get it. You’re asking the rich girl to invest in your money making idea, right? I thought you were different, Herb.”

>No no no! You just trust her and value her input
>Woah! Where is this coming from?
>Apologize. You won’t mention it again. You didn’t mean to offend her.
>Is everything okay?
>Something else
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>>1154404
Or maybe we'll go to jail for corrupting a priestess. Still, we should be able to find someone we can talk to.

Shit, If it comes to it, Mace is a great listener.
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>>1154413
>Woah! Where is this coming from?
>Apologize. You won’t mention it again. You didn’t mean to offend her.
>Is everything okay?
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>>1154413
>No no no! You just trust her and value her input.
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>>1154413
>Is everything okay?

I'm hoping she's messing with us. But maybe she's on edge for another reason?
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>>1154413
>Whoa! Where is this coming from?
>No no no! You just trust her and value her input
>I figured you would know how this sort of thing works, so I hoped you would give me some advice
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>>1154413
>No no no! You just trust her and value her input
>Is everything okay?
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>>1154413
>>No no no! You just trust her and value her input
>>Woah! Where is this coming from?
Just wanted some business advice...
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>>1154413
>>Woah! Where is this coming from?
>>Apologize. You won’t mention it again. You didn’t mean to offend her.
I mean, I kinda expected this

>I know Hana will like seeing it. And you.”
BOI
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>>1154413
>Woah! Where is this coming from?
>Apologize. You won’t mention it again. You didn’t mean to offend her.
>I was asking if you thought it was a good idea, not for money.
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>>1154413
Supporting
>>1154431
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>>1154413
>No no no! You just trust her and value her input
>Is everything okay?
Throwing in an apology on our insensitivity, how we didn't thiink things through on her end, etc, etc. seems like a Herb thing to do, too.

We did sorta assume she would know more than us on how to judge it from a business or deployment angle. We just think its nifty.
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>>1154404
Exactly. We need to be extremely careful who we tell, if we ever do at all.

>>1154413
>No no no! You just trust her and value her input
>Apologize. You won’t mention it again. You didn’t mean to offend her.

>"I know Hana will like seeing it. And you.”

Good. Very good.
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>>1154413
>>No no no! You just trust her and value her input
>Is everything okay?
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>>1154431
I mean, it's not like any of the locals even know what worry seed is.

>>1154441
Shit, I didn't think we'd need a child psychologist this time around. Should have known better.
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>>1154441
We need to take a few days off to catch that damn Chinchou already. Maybe Dice could help with that.
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>>1154413
>Something else
"I don't need any money for the idea to work."
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>>1154413

>>1154434
I'll support this too.

Also in the future we should really try and you know, make the coffee in question before trying to sell it. I doubt taste would be an issue for us, but the use of worry seed might give it some side effects we should check for.
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>>1154413
How late do you plan to go tonight?
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>>1154447
To expound on this, I want us to be on Valerie's boat, and a Chinchou just barely escapes and dives out of sight. We, Herb, would then tear our shirt off and hop into the water with our Dice-Croconaw. The wild mon would be fought and subdued in its own domain almost single-handedly.

Finally the Pokemon would be physically handed back off to Hana, star-light lit water glistening on our hard pecs, and we pat her on the head.


When?
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>>1154486
[A couple more posts. We'll be starting earlier tomorrow and also should have a lewdbin.]
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Literally, just showed up, we still game?
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>>1154494
Have you been reading Hana's dream journal?
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>>1154498
Sounds good to me.
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>>1154500
But I didn't even slap in a "How can I ever possibly repay you, Herb?"
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“Woah. Where is this coming from?” You’re more concerned than upset. “I just trust you, and I think you’re smart. I didn’t mean to offend you. I’m sorry. I won’t mention it again. I didn’t think about it at all and-”

There’s a snort, and then a laugh. “I’m sorry, Herb. But you really are fun to tease.”

“Tease?”

“I wasn’t being serious. Oh, now I feel horrible.” The fought giggle in her voice makes you doubt she feels that terrible. “But you were very sweet. I can’t believe I thought you were some sort of secret playboy for a bit when we first met. I guess Jane is very convincing.”

You’re not sure how to react to that.

“Anyway, I’ll see you tomorrow. We need to come up with a new challenge for each other, so think of something good for me, okay? I’m already afraid, but that’s a good thing. We’ve got to face that fear head on. Like papa says ‘who dares, wins.’”

She sounds like she’s convincing herself more than you, but you don’t have time to dwell on it.

You crawl into your little sleeping spot. The rain is starting to trickle down a little, but you have a nice spot under a huge tree on elevated ground.

Gobble is snoring, and Laki seems to be competing with him to produce an even louder snore. You’re not really sure, but you think they have a harmony going. Bella sleeps on Laki’s chest, using her...chest parts as a pillow.

Dice curls in with Nincada and Chatot, who are snuggled nicely with Tropius.

You see Keira laying on some hard rocks by another tree that’s a little lower. She’s been keeping a distance like that since she told you what happened. You can’t imagine that it’s very comfortable, but then again, you’ve also seen her sleep soundly while suspended by vines.

You could invite her over, but it’d be snug.

Valerie joining in on the ‘tease Herb’ train is bugging you just a little. You don’t mind it, really, but it’s the idea behind it. Does everyone see you as a pushover or a wimp? Or is it just friendly, if a bit excessive sometimes? Are you a dope who falls for everything, a nice guy, a little brother figure, or something else?

>Invite her over, who cares if you squish together?
>Invite her over, but use Laki as a buffer
>Just go to sleep. She’s a big girl.
>Go sleep by her. That’d be a nice gesture.
>Something else
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>>1154613
>Invite her over, who cares if you squish together
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>>1154613
>>Invite her over, but use Laki as a buffer
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>>1154613
>Invite her over, who cares if you squish together?
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>>1154613
>>Invite her over, but use Laki as a buffer
Sleeping right next to each other right after being told about what happened seems a bit much
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>>1154613
>Invite her over, but use Laki as a buffer
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>>1154613
>Invite her over, who cares if you squish together?
Let's not go over to her because that probably is much more forward than inviting her over.
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>>1154613
Changing >>1154627
to
>Invite her over, but use Laki as a buffer
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>>1154613
>Does everyone see you as a pushover or a wimp? Or is it just friendly, if a bit excessive sometimes? Are you a dope who falls for everything, a nice guy, a little brother figure, or something else?
Getting a real for me over here.
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>>1154613
>Invite her over, who cares if you squish together?

But only if she wants to. Keep our voice quiet so as not to wake up anyone else, and make sure she knows we don't think she needs to isolate herself from us quite so much.
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>>1154613
>Invite her over, but use Laki as a buffer
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>>1154613
>Invite her over, but use Laki as a buffer
Baby steps.
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>>1154613
>Invite her over, but use Laki as a buffer

>>1154646
Getting a little* real for me over here.
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>>1154613
Clearly the only way to make things right is to molest Keira while she's barely awake.
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>>1154646
Exploring this side of Herb is legitimately more fun for me than the waifus, although the waifus are a close second. Guys' emotional vulnerability just isn't really explored much in fiction, and guys have a hell of a lot of it. It's a refreshing change of pace.
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>>1154613
>>Invite her over, but use Laki as a buffer
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>>1154665
Or Laki will do so while sleeping. probably grabs both keira and us with sleeping roaming hands. Shame Bella has already claimed the pillows
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>>1154613
>Invite her over, but use Laki as a buffer

Hmn. We're not 100% comfortable, but we can be uncomfortable together. Maybe talk about that.

>>1154646
We make people happy. And that should make us happy.
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>>1154613
>Invite her over, who cares if you squish together?
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>>1154646
let them laugh and have their fun while they still can
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You guess that you like that everyone seems to enjoy your company. And it’s not that the teasing itself bugs you, it’s just the motivations and meanings behind it. Maybe you’re overthinking it. You don’t want to be that person that everyone is afraid to joke with. And for all you know, the fact that everyone likes to tease you is just a sign that you make people comfortable.

Or maybe it’s a sign that you exude primal weakness and everyone picks up on that in a subconscious way.

You know what? None of that matters right now. While you’re feeling sorry for yourself, Keira is shivering. You just can’t ignore that.

You move over to the other side of Laki. You’ve become less worried and less nervous about maneuvering around the strong, shapely friend of yours. She sleeps like a rock. You settle in behind her with a small gap between the two of you, then whisper over to Keira.

“Hey. You don’t have to sleep off alone like that.”

She opens her eyes and glances back. “It’s okay.”

You pat the spot on the other side of Laki. “It looks wet over there. Come on.” You’re not used to pushing people, but tonight is an exception.

She gives you the sweetest smile. Even you pick up on it. She curls up next to Laki with her thin blanket, looking a lot more comfortable.

“Thanks, Herb.”

You fall asleep feeling warm and fuzzy. Not because she seemed thankful, but because you did something that made someone happier. Maybe that makes you a wuss or a pushover or beta or whatever people want to call it. But it makes you feel needed, and good.

You wake up half on top of Laki. She’s pulled you right it. You peak over her and see her other hand on the blanket on Keira’s-Oh jeez!

They both seem to wake up at the same time, pause, look at each other, and Laki leaps up. She apologizes profusely and says she didn’t mean any disrespect. Keira insists she shouldn’t worry about it and says it’s karmic. Plus the blanket was between her and Laki.

Laki doesn’t know what to make of that, but she seems glad not to have violated the rule about touching clergy and lets it go. She seems a lot more concerned about the bare skin rule than touching her through clothes. It really is a different culture than yours.

You have a battle this afternoon, so if you’re going to get your pokemon a good breakfast with time to digest, you should cook it up now.

>Cook them up something light so they can stay on their toes.
>Cook something hearty that will keep their constitution up.
>Cook a nice protein packed breakfast to give them some extra oomph.
>Something else.
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>>1154762
>Cook a nice protein packed breakfast to give them some extra oomph.
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>>1154762
>>Cook a nice protein packed breakfast to give them some extra oomph.
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>>1154762
>Cook a nice protein packed breakfast to give them some extra oomph.
steak and eggs for breakfast, i tell you what
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>>1154762
>Cook a nice protein packed breakfast to give them some extra oomph.
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>>1154762
Keira's such a sweetheart.

>Cook something hearty that will keep their constitution up.
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>>1154762
>Cook something hearty that will keep their constitution up.
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>>1154762
>Cook something hearty that will keep their constitution up.
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>>1154762
>Cook a nice protein packed breakfast to give them some extra oomph.
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>>1154762
>>Cook a nice protein packed breakfast to give them some extra oomph.
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>>1154762
>Cook something hearty that will keep their constitution up.

I'm glad Herb is figuring out who he is. I'm waiting for when things come around and he finds himself respected by his peers.

Also, looking forwards to seeing if Hana gets the nerve up to ask us out.
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>>1154792
I second both of these. My two favorite girls are the ones who seem to have crushes on us, so I'm a happy camper on that front.
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>>1154762
>Cook something hearty that will keep their constitution up.
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>>1154762
>Cook something hearty that will keep their constitution up.
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>>1154797
Laki and Hana?
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>>1154804
Keira and Hana.
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>>1154822
>inb4 Hana just wants to battle to prove how outgoing she is
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>>1154822
Bro, I think laki is more the contender for having a crush than Keira
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>>1154840
I definitely don't get that impression, particularly after last thread. Maybe, though.
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>>1154762
>Cook a nice protein packed breakfast to give them some extra oomph.
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>>1154804
>>1154822
Yeah. Jane sees us as competition, rather than a friend, and Val's on-again-off-again about giving any signs she sees us as a sexual entity. Other than that, we actually seem to have made some pretty great impressions.

I can't help but wonder about what if we'd gotten angery at Keira when she admitted to crossing the line. I don't even like sad AUs, but it would be so different that I'm interested.

>>1154843
Last bin definitely gave me an impression of affection.
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>>1154822
Laki has a crush too. Pastebin proves it, we actually make her feel vulnerable when we act badass.
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>>1154854
>>1154858

Did I miss a bin? The one I saw with Laki was written by someone other than Gobble.
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>>1154879
? Hot spring bin was written by Gobble. Mostly took place in her head, though.
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>>1154890
I must have missed that one. I'm not doubting you guys on Laki's crush. I just get a stronger vibe from Keira and Hana on that front. Laki's a lot better at hiding it.
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>>1154762
>She’s pulled you right it.

Should be in, that's a butt.

>>1154897
To me, a lot of what Keira puts off is Lust and friendship. Romance seems tertiary, and I'm not surprised everyone's not getting that vibe.
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>>1154897
check gobble's twitter for the bins

http://pastebin.com/yr3PkstG
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>>1154908
I mean, at this stage, that's all it would be for any of them. That tends to be what comes first in attraction, with emotional investment coming later.
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>>1154908
>Romance seems tertiary, and I'm not surprised everyone's not getting that vibe.
I'd hazard to say that some of us who aren't waifuing Keira are picking up on that and it's influencing our waifuing decisions.
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>>1154908
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You fry up a nice meal that will give their attacks some extra power.

Keira climbs the tall tree near you. Her grass skirt and bare feet make you wonder how she can do that without dying of tiny cuts, but she always seems to be able to navigate her way through nature without ever suffering that sort of thing.

She gets as high as she can, then stretches her hand up. She stays there for a second with her eyes closed, then leaps down.

“Why did you do that?” You wonder if it’s some sort of ritual.

“When I take my next trial, I’ll be able to go all the way up to the top of the mountain. Until then, I can’t set foot any higher on the rock then just up that small hill. This tree goes above that, though.”

Huh. She’s right.

“Isn’t that bending the rules?” Laki asks.

“No way. They’re worded the way they are for a reason. And besides, people fly overhead in aeroplanes and gyrocopters, and that doesn’t count. The clergy ruled on that many years ago.”

Every packs up and heads down to the temple. You see Hana and Valerie there. The top of the yacht can be seen at the dock way down on the water, even from this distance.

You’re about to wave when Jane suddenly appears right in front of you. Laki is completely taken by surprise and almost trips backwards, but she regains her footing in time to catch herself, if not her dignity. That makes her angry.

“You don’t think I’d let you be the first to battle in the burning temple, did you? It’s not every day you get a chance like this, and some outsider like you isn’t going to use up all the time and leave nothing for the rest of us.”

“We were invited first.” Keira says.

Jane bows respectfully, but her voice is still confident when she brings out her counterpoint. “It’s still first come, first serve. If you want it so badly, then get there first!” She pokes you in the chest, then turns around and runs.


>Run as fast as you can. Maybe you can catch up
>Get Mace to give you a boost!
>Slide down the steep, wet path. Try not to die
>Just let her go.
>Something else
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>>1154933
>Run as fast as you can. Maybe you can catch up

I'd suggest Mace, but i want him at 100% for the battle
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[That's the last update for tonight. I'm off to bed until tomorrow. Can't wait to see how this turns out!]
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>>1154933
>>Run as fast as you can. Maybe you can catch up
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>>1154933
>Just let her go.
Let her take the trial first and watch her errors. It also causes him to waste his first choice pokemon on her. Then we can cheer her the entire time to alleviate suspicion. It's brilliant! Mwahaha
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>>1154933
>Run as fast as you can. Maybe you can catch up

>>1154947
Thanks for running, Gobble!
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>>1154947
thanks for running gobble
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>>1154925
>Virgin killer sweater

Pft, if those things really worked I'd be super dead by now. False advertising/10. Cute though.

>>1154920
Maybe. There's still something that I don't quite see from her that I do from Laki or Hana. Maybe that's because we haven't been in her head as much. Not that we've gotten too much of Hana's perspective either, but she's usually pretty easy to read.

>Every packs up
Butt

>Just let her go.

Whatever. She should learn we don't wear a bandanna.
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>>1154955
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>>1154933
Whoops, forgot to link in this>>1154955
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>>1154949
I do like your logic, but this is also a time for us to man up. Show them despite being seen as 'Soft' that Herb is all man.
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>>1154933
>Just let her go.
It's easier to not give a shit.
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What happens if we lose a gym battle? Do we just retake it or move on and eventually come back to it?
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>>1154933
>>Run as fast as you can. Maybe you can catch up
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>>1154933
>Just let her go

If she wants to run to get there first, let her.

>>1154955
Yeah, I mean, a lot of this is just up to our own interpretations. You could be right. Either way, we can at least agree that Hana is top-tier.
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>>1154972
We git gud I guess. If we lost by a slim margin or terrible luck, maybe we come back in a couple days. If we were trounced, maybe we try again after getting significantly stronger, maybe the next time we're on that island.

Hmm, close vote.
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>>1154933
>Just let her go.

Jeez she's a child
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>>1154933
>Get Mace to give you a boost!
>Slide down the steep, wet path. Try not to die
Combine them. Mace gives us a ROCKET BOOST DOWN THE STEEP SLOPE!
Do it. You know you want it.
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>>1154992
Actually, after more practice, we should try strapping Mace to our back and flying.
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>>1154933
>Just let her go.
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>>1154933
>Run as fast as you can. Maybe you can catch up

It's on you smug bitch.
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>>1154933
>Just let her go
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>>1154933
>>Run as fast as you can. Maybe you can catch up

Darn it I missed the run, is this vote timed? Or would it still be valid?
Kinda sad I'll be missing tomorrows as well.
Thanks for running Gobble and good luck anons during the fight!
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H-hello?
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>>1155259
Hi!

What's... up?
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>>1154933
>Run as fast as you can. Maybe you can catch up
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>>1154933
>Just let her go.
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>>1154933
>>Just let her go.
The day will come when Jane stops acting like a colossal child.
This is not that day.
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>>1154949
I doubt the battle will be more than three Pokemon. The Electric gym for example had Hana and us fight none of the same Pokemon. But it would tell us some things we could fight.

My main concern with the fight is that if Jane goes first the place is either gonna be done burning for the most part or we are gonna be going in when the temple is mostly likely to fall apart.
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>>1155001
Holy shit can we teach Mace HM Fly? Like Golurk?

I want this so badly, now.
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>>1155526
Fucking jetpack rocks man. If we can do that, we should.
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>>1154613
>Bella sleeps on Laki’s chest, using her...chest parts as a pillow.
Cute!
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>>1155526
I bet he could push a small boat, too. Or surfboard.

This is how Mace became the HM slave.
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[Thread soon]
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>>1156826
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>>1156488
IT'S HAPPENING!!
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You decide to chase after her. You aren’t really the competitive type, and you’re worried this is some sort of trap by her, but at the same time, weeee! You hear Laki cheer you on. Keira even hops down, but she takes off into the trees that run parallel to the path. You can’t imagine that going so far out of her way would make any shortcut worth it.

You fly down the steep incline. You’re not so much trying to run fast as you are trying to keep your feet under you as gravity sends you speeding down the hill.

Jane glances your way, looks surprised, then grins. You’re catching up. She redoubles her efforts and starts widening the gap.

No sense in losing now.

[Roll baby, roll!]
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Rolled 40 (1d100)

>>1156917
NEVER LUCKY
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Rolled 64 (1d100)

>>1156917
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>>1156917
I don't remember how to roll
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Rolled 78 (1d100)

>>1156917
Rollan
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Rolled 58 (1d100)

>>1156917
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>>1156917
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>>1156917
Minute too late but I'm rolling anyways.
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>>1156928
might be able to do it
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Your heart burns and your legs feel like they’re getting filled with cement. Jane is picking up the pace even more now. Both of you are starting to realize that a slip could end poorly.

You look ahead, desperately hopeful that nothing will block your path. The Fire Priest is watching and shouts something passion, then sticks a small cloth on a branch. He points to it and backs away. Looks like he’s a fan of competitions like this.

You jump over a rock, duck under a branch, and pick up the speed you just lost. Jane is doing the same thing.

Inch by inch you gain on her. You reach out. Almost...there.

You snatch at the air as Jane grabs the cloth. She kept ahead by a hand’s length.

The two of you pant and slow down as the Fire Priest laughs.

“It’s good to see passion in young people.”

“But,” Jane pants, handing over the cloth. “I had more, right?” She bows, almost falling over.

Oh right! You bow too. Oh man that makes your head light.

He doesn’t seem to appreciate her attitude. “Did you? It seems that this young man here started behind you and almost caught up.”

She looks up. She restrains herself from saying anything until he makes a motion for her to come out with it.

“Well, sir. Respectfully, I wasn’t running as fast as I could until he caught up.”

“Then you weren’t giving your full passion, were you?” He hands the cloth over to you. “I’m assuming you two wanted to see who would battle first? Well, what do you say, hmm?”

Jane looks mad. But there’s also a hint of disappointment and hurt behind her distinctly blue eyes. But also anger. Yup. Lots of that.

>You’ll battle first. It's what the elder implied is right.
>Jane won. You don't want to disrespect the rules.
>Let’s agree that we both did well and flip a coin.
>Something else
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>>1157072
>Jane won. You don't want to disrespect the rules.
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>>1157072
>Jane won. You don't want to disrespect the rules.

If Jane wanted to conserve her energy for the battle, she should be proud of playing the long game.
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>>1157072
>>Jane won. You don't want to disrespect the rules.
Gotta take that loss like a real man
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>>1157072
>Jane won. You don't want to disrespect the rules.
Only because I'm a janefag, personally I wish to battle first
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>>1157072
>>Jane won. You don't want to disrespect the rules.

>Besides I need to rest after that.
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>>1157072
>Jane won. You don't want to disrespect the rules.
Let her battle all out of breath.
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>>1157072
>Jane won. You don't want to disrespect the rules.
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>>1157072
>Jane reached the cloth first. Though you thank the Fire Priest for his kind words. Herb shall take them to heart

Isnt the policy to refuse twice before accepting?
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>>1157072
>Let’s agree that we both did well and flip a coin.
I'd assume it's more our right to determine how we proceed from here. If we want to flip a coin, we're entitled to it as the winner.
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>>1157072
>Jane won. You don't want to disrespect the rules.
Guarantee Jane thinks we're only doing this to score points with the Priest.
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>>1157072
>Jane won. You don't want to disrespect the rules.
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>>1157072
>Jane won. You don't want to disrespect the rules.
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>>1157072
>>Jane won. You don't want to disrespect the rules.
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>>1157072
>Jane won. You don't want to disrespect the rules.
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>>1157072
>>Jane won. You don't want to disrespect the rules.
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>>1157113
We could donate our every possession to an orphanage and she'd think we were doing it just to fool everyone into thinking we're a good person.
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>>1157161
11/10
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>>1157161
Love it
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>>1157130
The obvious reason Herb bought an orphanage is to indoctrinate the orphans and build an child army armed with the strongest pokemon he can find

Jane must stop him before he can destroy the islands!
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>>1157179
Whoa, whoa, whoa. Those kids will have no time to do such things as they will be busy learning the menu as baristas at our Worry Free-Worry Seed Coffee/Tea shops when we set out to take the islands by storm.
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“I can’t choose.” You blurt out between breaths, remembering to refuse twice before accepting.

“I insist.”

“I couldn’t possibly accept the honor of choosing.”

“I insist!” He roars. Not angrily. But passionately.

“In that case.” You huff. “I think Jane won. Those.” whoo, you lean over, resting your hands on your knees, “were the rules.”

Jane looks up eagerly at the Fire Priest.

“Ha! I see the passion in your eyes even now. Alright. Go to the other side, young Jane. Set your soul on fire!”

Jane runs off. Her eyes meet yours for just a second as she passes. Suspicion mixed with...gratitude? Nah. That can’t be it.

Keira is already talking to the High Priest Makai, the leader of the Ghost clergy. She waves you over. How did she get ahead of you? Laki is still catching up. Hana and Valerie are coming over, too.

“Young John.” The ghost priest greets you. “It seems you’ve been keeping young Priestess Keira busy. She must have shown you a quite lot.”

“Of the island!” Keira leaps into the conversation after her bow. “Is the temple ready?”

“Yes. We’ve just completed the third check. Nobody remains.”

“It will burn gloriously.” The fire priest says, staring at it. His Charizard stands by his side. You gulp. That seems to pull his attention. “Young John. You only have one badge, am I correct?”

You nod. “Yes sir.”

“Then I don’t think you’ll be fighting, old friend, unless things get really interesting.” He rests a hand on the intimidating pokemon. It roars. You do your best not to jump. You can feel the roar reverberate in your chest.

Laki and your pokemon finally arrive. You watch as the various fire clergy in thick, wet looking robes take up positions on the surrounding cliff side. It’s only now that you realize that the noise you’re hearing is a low pitched hum, and not just the waterfall. It gets louder and louder.

A young, non priest is handing a torch, and they drop it from above. The chanting stops and the torch connects, causing everyone to cheer and yell. After that, a few fire pokemon start the fires on the sides. They’re tiny fires, but you guess they’ll grow.

You look to your friends. Valerie looks as lost as you do, but the islanders all seem to just be watching without being expected to do anything.

“Let the first battle begin!”

Hana stands beside you. “Herb! Have you been working out?” She winces as soon as the words leave her mouth. Did she pull a muscle or something?

>Compliment her clothes. Those pants work well
>Politely avoid a conversation and watch the battle closely
>Y-you too.
>Promise to go fishing after this.
>Something else.
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>>1157196
>Compliment her clothes. Those pants work well
>Promise to go fishing after this.
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>>1157196
>>Y-you too.
>Compliment her clothes. Those pants work well
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>>1157196
>Compliment her clothes. Those pants work well
>Promise to go fishing after this.
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>>1157196
>Compliment her clothes. Those pants work well
>Promise to go fishing after this.
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>>1157196
>Compliment her clothes. Those pants work well
>Y-you too.
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>>1157196
>Compliment her clothes. Those pants work well
>Promise to go fishing after this.
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>>1157196
>>Compliment her clothes. Those pants work well
>>Promise to go fishing after this.
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You think we can use Dice to help us find a Chinchou for Hana?
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>>1157196
>“Young John.” The ghost priest greets you. “It seems you’ve been keeping young Priestess Keira busy. She must have shown you a quite lot.”

> “Of the island!” Keira leaps into the conversation after her bow.

This made me smile.

>Y-you too.
>Compliment her clothes. Those pants work well
>Promise to go fishing after this
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>>1157196
>Hana stands beside you. “Herb! Have you been working out?” She winces as soon as the words leave her mouth. Did she pull a muscle or something?
I can guess what one of the conversations between her and Valerie was about. Especially consider what Valerie told us on the phone earlier.

>Y-you too.
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>>1157196
>Ask if she wants to go fishing after this.
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>>1157196
>Compliment her clothes. Those pants work well
Though make sure to keep rolling after that with suggestions. She might react to us drawing attention to her robot parts. If we stumble after that, we'll just make her feel awkward.
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>>1157196
>Compliment her clothes. Those pants work well
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>>1157196
>Compliment her clothes. Those pants work well
>Promise to go fishing after this.
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>>1157196
>Y-you too.
God damn it Gobble how could we not pick this?
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>>1157218
[How so?]
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>>1157196
>Compliment her clothes. Those pants work well
>Promise to go fishing after this
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>>1157233
Hana's the best, really. I hope we get plenty of awkward mutual crushing.
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>>1157236
Go to the dock and show him a picture of one in the pokedex and ask him to see if there are any in the water, I would suggest trying to catch one or steer it towards us but that might be more difficult. At least confirming that they are there would be nice
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>>1157262
He will only know it if he bites an electrical outlet first.
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>>1157196
>Compliment her clothes. Those pants work well
>Promise to go fishing after this.
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>>1157262
If we go fishing out at night he'd probably be able to steer us towards them. That or we'd find a KO'd Dice floating in the right spot on the surface.
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>>1157281
Dice is not a roggenrola
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>>1157292
In fairness, he is shaped like one.
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>>1157196
>Y-you too.
>Promise to go fishing after this.
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>>1157280
That's what I'm worried about, only visual confirmation no confrontation
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>>1157281
Dice, not Mace. That's a butt
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>>1157292
[I derped]
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>>1157305
That's why we bring a not-best-rock to help us dive faster. Only got so much breath to wrastle a Chinchou.
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>>1157281
now that you post that, we could probably use Mace to find one. Echolocation works way better underwater so Mace should be able to detect whatever pokemon are nearby if he's underwater
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>>1157320
Should we invest in a net ball too? Might make the encounter easier. I want Hana to have her Chinchou
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>>1157338
Worth investigating at least. Pokeballs and other items are more expensive on the islands, although that might not be the case for net balls or something.
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“Working out? Well, I guess I’ve been exercising a little.” You get a nice compliment and the first thing you want to do is run away from it.

A loud cheer breaks the awkward tension. Why is there tension? Is it because of your talk before? Laki openly tells you to...touch yourself, but that doesn’t make things like this. Maybe you’re both just awkward people. That’s something you have in common, at least.

“Those pants aren’t awkward.” You instantly fight the urge to run off the cliff. “I mean, they suit you. They look great!” You lean back to give an exaggerated assessment for some reason, and you realize that all you’re doing is looking at her butt. “Really form fittin- I mean, they hug you well. But not too well. It’s a-a-a nice balance.”

Calm down. She won’t overthink it.

“Oh. Heh. Thanks.” She pulls back the hair on the side of her face. Oh jeez. She’s red with anger. She’s acting nice, though. “Are you next?”

“Uh, yeah.” You’re glad this gives you an excuse to look over at the battle. Anywhere that isn’t eye contact.

The Fire Priest is using a chimchar. Jane has sent out her Hitmonlee. They’re sparring on a wooden platform away from the fire. So far it looks like a regular battle, except for the occasional missed attack that blows away some wood. A fire attack rides up an upward flying cloud of splinters and wood chips.

“Wow. It reminds me of fireworks.”

“Fireworks?” Keira pops in. “I’ve heard about those! They sound amazing!”

You and Hana exchange a look. You’re both thinking the same thing. You have to show her fireworks some time.

“Hey, want to go fishing later?”

“Yeah. I’d like that. But I don’t think we can do it down this stream.”

Right. The falling wood bits and ash probably scare away some fish pokemon. You wonder if this is environmentally friendly. It must be, if the islanders do it.

Chimchar is booted through a wall, and the gym leader retrieves him before he falls to the water below. “Excellent! You have the heart of a warrior. We’ll have to step it up! Go, Marowak!”

“This looks really hard.” Hana says. “Are you sure you’re up for it?”

>Of course! And she should go after you
>What does that mean? You’re as tough as Jane!
>Well, if you lose, it’s not a big deal. You can try again
>You don’t think you’ll be as strong, but you can fight smart
>Something else
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>>1157465
>I'm confident in my pokemon. We can do this. Maybe you could go after us?
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>>Well, if you lose, it’s not a big deal. You can try again
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>>1157465
>Of course! And she should go after you
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>>1157465
>Well, if you lose, it’s not a big deal. You can try again
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>>1157465
>Well, if you lose, it’s not a big deal. You can try again
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>>1157465
>Of course!
>And if you lose, it’s not a big deal. At the very least I'll learn from it
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>>1157465
>You don’t think you’ll be as strong, but you can fight smart
>But if you lose, it’s not a big deal. You can try again
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>>1157465
>Well, if you lose, it’s not a big deal. You can try again
>But yeah I think I got a good chance.
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>>1157465

Thinking a combination of
>>1157481
and
>>1157486
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>>1157465
>>You don’t think you’ll be as strong, but people have a tendency to underestimate you.
We're not here to lose, we're here to win. Pretty simple, really.

May as well ask her if she wants to join in afterward. We'll cheer her on on if she does.
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>>1157465
>Of course! And she should go after you
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>>1157465
>You don’t think you’ll be as strong, but you can fight smart
then
>Well, if you lose, it’s not a big deal. You can try again
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>>1157465
>You don’t think you’ll be as strong, but you can fight smart
>Well, if you lose, it’s not a big deal. You can try again
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>>1157465
>Go, Marowak!

Sweet, A-Marrowak
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“Well, if I lose, I can try again. It’s not a big deal.”

The Fire Priest overheard that. He doesn’t look like he approves of your passionless message.

“But I didn’t come to lose. I think I have a good chance. I just have to fight smart.”

You’re amazed at this strange Marowak. You know some pokemon are different out here, but seeing it with your own eyes still makes it seem unworldly.

Hitmonlee is trapped on all sides by fire on a burning platform.

“Was getting caught part of your plan?” The Fire Priest yells to Jane.

“Of course!” She yells back. Hitmonlee doesn’t seem to be in on it though, judging by how he’s looking around.

Marowak tosses two Bonemarangs at the fighting pokemon. He’s only able to dodge one. And the fire is getting closer.

“The fire rises.” He warns. Marowak walks forward through the flames. “Force it off the platform, Marowak!”

“Why would he shoot an attack at a mon’ before tossing it off the platform?” Hana asks. You see why though. It’s coming back.

As Marowak closes in, Hitmonlee ducks and the bonemarang it dodges earlier flies into a support structure. The entire platform starts going down.

Marowak goes tumbling into the water. He’s not knocked out, but he’s pretty clearly unable to fight. Hitmonlee is able to use it’s springy legs to suspend itself between two narrow points of rock. It leaps back up after. The fire priest retrieves Marowak.

The priest looks angry, thrilled, and a little embarrassed that Jane is doing so well. “Looks like I underestimated you. Charizard, how do you feel?”

It roars! You and the others nearly jump out of your skin.

“Good.” He turns to you. “You. Boy. You know this Jane girl. Is she getting lucky, or should I stop holding back? Hmm?”

Why is it always you?

You look over to Hitmonlee. You can’t see clearly through the hot air, but he’s looking really worn down. He’s in deep trouble if he faces an overwhelming opponent. Then again, Jane wouldn’t push her pokemon just for the bragging rights of beating a gym without losing a pokemon, right?

>She’s really good. You can’t underestimate her. Don’t hold back.
>She’s just getting lucky. Don’t lose perspective, sir.
>Something else

[Sorry about the slowness. Just had some IRL stuff. We're good now.
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Which girl would be the best mom?
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>>1157674
>I don't really know, we've only battled once
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>>1157674
Is this gym leader a big guy?

>She is pretty good, I mean she did beat two of yours with one of hers

>>1157677
Laki
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>>1157674
>Something else
She isn't holding back. You should meet her in kind, and if she isn't able to match you then she'll know she has more to learn.
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>>1157674
>She’s really good. You can’t underestimate her. Don’t hold back.

>>1157677
Honestly probably Hana or Keira. Or Polu. Laki has her moments but they're just moments.
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>>1157674
>She’s a skilled opponent who approaches battle with a great intensity. You should match that for a glorious battle.
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>>1157674
>I'm not the one battling.
>Use whatever force you feel is necessary.
When do we give the power back to the people Gobble?
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>>1157674
>>She’s really good. You can’t underestimate her. Don’t hold back.
so who else is ready to convert to the native religion?

>>1157677
Hana(assuming she can have kids), Keira, or Jane
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>>1157677
Laki, easily
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>>1157674
>>She’s really good. You can’t underestimate her. Don’t hold back.
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>>1157677
>>1157697
>>1157703
Wasn't there a bit a few threads ago that heavily implied Hana couldn't have kids?
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>>1157713
Exactly.

So she can't have her water gym or be a natural mother. That's Hana for you.
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>>1157718
Well there's always adoption and robo-flippers.
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>>1157729
Soon.
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>>1157698
I like this
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>>1157698
+1
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>>1157697
Agreed. Hana and Keira would be best moms.
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>>1157674
>Fire Priest spouts Baneposting.

CONVERSION WHERE?!?!?!?!
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>>1157718
We could maybe heal her if we get good enough?
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>>1157698
This
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>>1157782
I'd more expect that to be something a legendary would pull off.
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>>1157697
Yes. And all those moments the other girls ha- oh wait.
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>>1157782
I'd rather not undo something like that. It would be like regrowing one of her limbs.
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>>1157793
ah yes, like the moment where Laki almost killed Bella?
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>>1157791
>>1157782
I don't think healing powers work on wounds that have already healed over
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>>1157782
>get such strong healing powers that our love and seman heals a cyborgs broken uterus
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>>1157801
Okay now back to what I said, those moments that all the other girls had caring for other peoples pokemon?
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>>1157801
Here we go again. Keira is a rapist, Jane a psychopath, Val a stuck up bitch, and Hana is just Robin 2.
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>>1157793
I'm sure Laki would be an 11/10 mom, but only once she gets over her denial and phase and some of that rebelliousness.

>>1157802
Hey, you never know. Crazier things in the universe.
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>>1157806
Quick, everyone overemphasize the negative traits of the girls you don't want to win the waifu war! That'll get people to listen to you!
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>>1157677
[Herb]
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>>1157819
That's the joke
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>>1157810
Hana would be a great mom if she got over her insecurity. Valerie would be a great mom if she could connect to people.

Jane would be a good mom if she treated her kid like a kid and not a contest.

Kiera... needs to grow up.

>>1157821
HAH.
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>>1157819
She's human!
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>>1157823
Yes, I realize. That's why I was going with the joke.
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>>1157821
>Locals knowing crazy local magic to flip a person's gender confirmed.
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>>1157832
Polu route lock soon
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>>1157782
It just occurred to me that we might be able to do that insane tier of shit end-game if we really keep it at it.
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>>1157841
Healing is the kindest power there is.
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>>1157825
Given that any momhood might be in the future, I'd assume Hana to have gotten over that by then, or it could be the change that pushes her over that insecurity and to gain more self-worth. I mean, she didn't have her parents for very long, so she'd probably go hard on caring and protecting, at least.
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>>1157841
I doubt it, considering last quest. There was a massive amount of power shoved into Robin's face, and it wasn't fully healed
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>>1157841
We'd probably need fuel of a mystical variety to do anything game-breaking.

Clearly we need to go the Hornbeam route of capturing a bunch of legendaries and using their power to achieve magic effects on a global scale. But in the name of good.
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>>1157847
That's clearly because mainlander magic is garbage tier and the shamanistic islanders got the good shit

foreigners get out reeee
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>>1157847
Raw power doesn't necessarily need to be effective if it's not specialized for the task at hand.

No matter how much raw power my car has I can't paint my house with it, and if I tried I'd probably do a shitty job.
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>>1157882
>No matter how much raw power my car has I can't paint my house with it
Not with that attitude.
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>>1157882
>No matter how much raw power my car has I can't paint my house with it

But you could cure a barren womb with it
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>>1157882
>He doesn't fire paint cans out his car's exhaust
Check out this faggot.
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>>1157882
We had a master psychic, a healer, like 6 different psychic pokemon, amplification crystals, and a girl almost kill herself trying to heal a pretty simple wound.

Most we can reasonably expect of Herb's healing is fixing cuts and helping reduce recovery time. Fixing something that's already healed isn't likely, even if we had everything Robin had
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>>1157892
While flipping between tabs, I read that as "banana womb"

>Shaman magic is shit tier.
>Watch as I use my fancy mainland car to grow bananas in this monkey's womb.
>We're working to replicate the results in Butterfrees because why not.
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>>1157915
I never knew archivebro was Hornbeam all along
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>>1157915
>Banana womb

How did you find out my porn star name?
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>>1157917
Neither did I. Truly I am a genius for having deceived everyone, including myself, for so long.
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>>1157915
Sounds like a sales pitch the car dealerships would've used the first time they tried to sell a car to the islanders.
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>>1157920
Oh, no. You're not fucking up this quest, too.

>HornbeamGetOut.jpg
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>>1157930
Remember- if the subjects are unable to complain that is technically not complaining.
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>>1157914
Psychic and aura stuff does not necessarily have anything to do with healing power, it's only side related.

Hence the car example being apt.

No matter how good the car is or how powerful it is, if you strap a paintbrush to the front and try to paint your house with it, it won't work very fucking good.

Use the car for driving, use the paintbrush for painting, and use the healing power for healing because the psychic and aura shit may not be the right tools for the job.

Notice how herb doesn't have psychic or aura powers and yet we heal? They're not the same things, and Psychic powers are likely only slightly related due to being broad as fuck by nature.
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>>1157939
>No matter how good the car is or how powerful it is, if you strap a paintbrush to the front and try to paint your house with it, it won't work very fucking good.
Clearly not powerful enough, then. A rocket assisted descent from space with a big aerodynamic heatshield into a nearby lake of paint would do the job suitably.
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>>1157946
I'm assume that would be how a legendary Psychic like Mew would be capable of handling healing.
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>>1157939
Such grand healing would come at a cost
Even with tons of experience Herb probably wouldn't survive the attempt.
You might use a paintbrush for painting but you wouldn't paint a skyscraper with it.
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>>1157939
I'm fairly sure Jeanine was said to be a novice healing in addition to aura reading. Sure she wasn't a master, but the powerup crystals combined with a shitload of energy should be a good representation of the limits of healing
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“She’s really skilled.” You take a second to try to phrase this in a way he’d appreciate. “She approaches every battle with umm, great intensity!” You fake a surge of confidence. It gives you some real confidence as a bonus. “You should match that for a glorious battle!”

He considers your words for a second, then shouts and laughs. Charizard roars and takes off. You’re nearly blown over as it propels itself into the air. It makes quick work of her Hitmonlee. The wind alone from its winds throws the fighting pokemon off balance, letting Charizard land a finishing attack.

Jane looks surprised and cornered. That sort of overwhelming power is a lot to deal with. Clearly, this pokemon is a step above normal when it comes to battle experience.

“You really have a high opinion of Jane.” Hana says.

Laki leans on your shoulder. “Nah. My little Soft Hands here is just getting some sweet revenge.”

“Your Soft Hands?” Hana barely lets out.

Next Jane throws out a small, spidery pokemon. Your Pokedex tells you it's called Dewpider.

She seems to stall it out. The Charizard chases it all around while it scurries all over. She can’t even manage many attacks, because she’s constantly just trying to avoid getting taken out. Eventually, it goes down, too. Jane sends her last pokemon, Fletchfinder.

Fletchfinder sends Charizard on a chase. The smaller, more agile pokemon is trying to outmaneuver the larger, more powerful Charizard. Occasionally it leads it near the water and tries to create a splash for Charizard to fly through. And some of those even land. It’s clear that Fletchfinder is outmatched, though. Charizard is finally able to grab onto it’s weakened prey.

“Congratulations. You got yourself caught. Now what’s the next step of your master plan?”

“Crashing these pokemon, with one survivor! Flail! Now!”

Fletchflinder, in Charizard’s claws, uses Flail. It’s not strong enough to knock it out, but it does change its flight path to head right for a rock pillar. There’s a loud smash and you nearly fall over. Hana reaches out and stops you, though.

Charizard almost recovers from the crash, but it’s pelted in the back by all the falling debris. The smaller Fletchfinder is able to dive between pieces.

(continued)
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>>1157953
I guess unlike Kat we'll jump at the first opportunity a legendary offers us a favor, then? Feels suitably in-character.
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>>1157972
“Charizard, return.” He uses a Pokeball to get his pokemon back. “I...well done. young Jane. I suppose you’ve won.” He doesn’t sound bitter, just disappointed. But he gets more energy. “No, you definitely won. The danger of passion is letting it consume you. You kept your passion focused while I did not! But I really want to keep going. Hurry up, little Herb. I’m all riled up. Just go over to where Jane is and get ready. Go! Go!”

You start running. You scramble to get your pokemon ready. Jane smiles. “Nice try, Herb. Having me go first, having him use his Charizard, and the way he reacted? You were feeding him lines to make him upset with me. Well, none of it worked!” She scratches her pokemon's neck.

>Okay.
>Congratulate her on her win. That was impressive
>Invite her to come fishing with you and Hana
>Ask for any tips she has
>Casually mention you’re Maema and can heal now
>Something else
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>>1157990
>>Congratulate her on her win. That was impressive
>Invite her to come fishing with you and Hana
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>>1157990
>Congratulate her on her win. That was impressive
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>>1157990
>Congratulate her on her win. That was impressive
>Ask for any tips she has
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>>1157990
>Casually mention you’re Maema and can heal now
Herb gives 0 fucks Jane.
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>>1157990
>>Congratulate her on her win. That was impressive
>High Five her
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>>1157990
>Congratulate her on her win. That was impressive
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>>1157973
>Congratulate her on her win. That was impressive
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>>1157990
>>Congratulate her on her win. That was impressive
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>>1157990
>>Congratulate her on her win. That was impressive
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>>1157990
>Congratulate her on her win. That was impressive
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>>1157990
>Congratulate her on her win. That was impressive

Best to just blanket ignore that negativity.
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>>1157990
>>Congratulate her on her win. That was impressive
I'm getting the growing feeling that Jane is going to become that friend that's always around and nobody likes.
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>>1158021
>going to become
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>>1157990
>“Your Soft Hands?” Hana barely lets out.

Maybe Hana will try and pursue us more actively after all. That would be good.

>Okay.
>Congratulate her on her win. That was impressive

I don't want to invite her to come fish with us, though. This is our time with Hana.
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>>1157990
>Congratulate her on her win. That was impressive
Really, it was. We had expected her to put on a good show once the fire priest went all-out, but she went beyond that and came out on top.

She definitely earned some mad respect from fire priest dude. Just keep being herself around these dudes and she'll be fine.
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>>1157990
>Okay.
I don't know what I would say to that, and I'm sure Herb doesn't either.
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>>1158026
Personally I'm not against her going, if say, Hana invited her. We could however meet up with her later. I dislike the notion that she's the odd man out.
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>>1158026
>Laki starts an arms race to be the first girl to get asked out by Herb
>Hana fails instantly
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>>1158058
So who's the crafty one that decides to block everyone else by asking Herb out first instead?
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>>1158067
Jane of course
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If we really wanted to fuck with her, we could agree with feeding him lines but dispute the intent. THe fire priests respect passion and ferocity, and by pushing him harder she was able to prove herself worthy in the eyes of a priest.

We just did home-girl a favor. All according to plan.
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>>1158048
I don't mind if Hana invites her, but I don't want to invite her when Hana seems to want it to be "our thing" with her for now.

Also, Jane is only the odd man out because she chooses to be. She consistently makes the choice to not be nice.

>>1158058
That picture is excellent.
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>>1158071
That would be interesting, just to watch the cogs of her mind trying to figure out our 'master plan'
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>>1158067
Jane, duh. She has to beat Laki to it!

Then she gets seduced hard by our boyish charm and emotional availability.

Also, never knew I needed Dexio/Sina.
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>>1158086
its a good ship

sadly I have very limited reserves of it
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>>1157990
>Congratulate her on her win. That was impressive
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>>1158082
See, I'm not a Jane-fag, so I don't know if Jane-fags would want to try and out-gambit her.

Let's try and Herbify this for shits and giggles.

>"No, it worked fine. It seems like the fire priests respect passion and backbone, and you have both of those. You just needed to have the fire priest go full force for him to see how true it was. Really though, you did amazing!"
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>>1158107
Janefag here, I would probably say something like knowing she could do it but that works too
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>>1158107
I'm all about waifu harmony, all the waifus have likeable attributes that are appealing

and i do like that Herbify approach
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>>1158093
If I recall correctly, that's Sun he's banging in the original. So, good taste.

>>1158107
I'm into all 6 friends, so I have to say, this is a really good one. But the intent is genuine kindness, not messing with her.

I am waiting for the moment we snap and ask her when she's going to realize we're friends.
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>>1158123
I can definitely see that happening in the near-ish future, and in a never lucky fashion.
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“Congratulations on your win! That was really amazing! The thing with the platform, and the rocks. Wow!”

She folds her arms. It’s a gesture that reminds you of Laki. You decide not to point that out, though. She takes the berry from her pokemon. Her eyes narrow. You can tell she’s having an internal debate with herself, if only because you do the same thing with your mouth when you do. “Thanks, I suppose. I expect you to put on a good show too. Don’t embarrass me after I told everyone you’re my rival.”

“I’ll do my best!” That’s just her way of wishing you luck. You watch as she goes around the corner. You’re about to get things going when you faintly hear her and peak around.

“You were impressive, weren’t you? Yes you were. Yes you were.” She takes the berry from it as it cuddles into her arms. “And your so handsome too!” She turns to see you and freezes.

“Oh yeah! Items for the match! Keira helped me find some more berries. I totally forgot! Thanks for remind me.”

She’s still as a statue as you go back to your pokemon.

Let’s see. You’re not an expert on these, but you quickly try to find any you recognize. The others you’re not sure about, but this one looks like an Rawst berry. That’s the kind that cures burns!

“Are you ready?” The Fire Priest shouts. He’s anxious to start. You can see why, the fire is spreading.

Who will you give this to?

>Belladonna
>Dice
>Mace
>Gobble
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>>1158136
>Mace
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>>1158136

>dice
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>>1158136
>>Mace
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>>1158136
>Mace
Let's rock!
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>>1158136
>Gobble
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>>1158136
>Mace
Physical attacker with decent balk; it's either him or gobble.
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>>1158136
>>Gobble

>>1158136
>“And your so handsome too
you're*
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>>1158136
>Mace
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So Dice should be our last resort. He doesn't actually know any physical water moves, but we can bluff it. Unless the guy has something that is a bad matchups for the others.
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>>1158136
>Gobble

Now would be a good time to learn recycle. And % damage is worse on tanks.
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>>1158136
>Mace
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>>1158156
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>>1158123
sauce?

>>1158107
not a massive Janefag, but if we go that route I'd like us to just be nice for her and win her over
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>>1158136
>Mace
Time for Best Rock.

>I totally forgot! Thanks for remind me.
Think that should be "reminded".

>She’s still as a statue
I think it should've been "She's as still as a statue"? Sounds a bit clunky without the extra "as".
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>>1158136
>Mace
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>>1158170
Scratch the first one, it should be "reminding". My bad.
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>>1158136
>Mace
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>>1158170
[More butts]
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>>1158167
>>1158177

Man, Sun and Moon really did have the best girls.
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>>1158170
[And here we are]
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>>1158168
rule34 dot paheal dot net. The first click navigates to pop-ups instead of progressing through the website on mobile, so you have to do a few things twice. It's a small pain, but there's a whole lot of content.

Also, it's like Jane thinks we assumed she doesn't show her pokemon affection. She needs to loosen up with hot, lawful nonjudgmental compassion.
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Alright. Mace is a good bet. You give him the berry.

“Is everyone ready?”

They all give the affirmative. The normally relaxed Gobble flexes his arm. Bella looks scared when she, but she gives a determined noise. Mace is examining his berry and ready to rock. Dice bites your leg.

“Great!” You turn and put your hands around your like a megaphone. “Okay! We’re ready!”

A bit of flaming timber falls down. He’s motioning you to throw out a pokemon. He sends his first pokemon. It’s a Volcarona!

You look over the area. There are three main sections, all of them in varying degrees of of burning. On your right is the largest, main area. It’s got a lot of rooms that you can only barely see into that’s to the removed doors and window panes. Tight quarters.

In the middle are a lot of support beams and platforms. Mace can’t roll around there, but there are still a lot of things he can use for cover or to improvise with. And there are lots of places to go if he loses his footing.

On the right is the lookout. It’s a big flat area. The fire in the corner of it is huge, but taking it’s time to spread. The platform is pretty much featureless other than being attached to the large protruding rock formation. Lots of room to move around on.

You guess you’ll send Mace out first. But where?

>The tight quarters
>The support beams
>The big flat lookout
>Send out someone else (Specify)
>Something else
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>>1158269
>>The big flat lookout
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>>1158269
>The big flat lookout
Makes sense since he'll be flying around with those energy shot things.
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>>1158269
>The tight quarters

The fuckin gym leaders in this region
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>>1158269
>The tight quarters
Mace might be able to brute force his way through the rooms there for a surprise attack thanks to his energy bursts.

Feel free to ignore me if that plays better to the priest's pokemon, I guess.
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>>1158269
>>The big flat lookout
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>>1158269
>The big flat lookout

Start out there. We can almost definitely out maneuver volcarona, but we need to make sure we have enough space to do that right away if necessary.
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>>1158269
>>The big flat lookout
Room for speed and dodging.
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>>1158292
I mean tight quarters means Rock Blast is more likely to wreck Volc since x4 Super Effective. We really don't need to get fancy from the start,
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>>1158269
>The big flat lookout
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>>1158269
>The support beams
Let's see if we can lure it into a trap.

Even if he doesn't fall for it, it'll still force him to fight carefully, which I'll bet isn't his strong suit.
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>>1158269
>>The big flat lookout
Ok this shouldn't be too hard
This guy starts with a Pokemon 4x weak to rock.
Either he's fucking with us or not very confident in our abilities.
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>>1158269
>The big flat lookout
If we trick the Volcarona up there Mace can Rock Blast away it's supports and get rid of it.
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>>1158269
>The tight quarters

Read too quickly.
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>>1158269
>The big flat lookout

>when she, but she

That's a butt. Got anything fiery?

>>1158310
Testing the waters before ramping up, I imagine.
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>>1158310
Kinda feels like how Hana did at the first gym almost. Very strong Pokemon not at full power.

>>1158317
Why hit the beams when the Pokemon is x4 weak to rock?
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>>1158310
I'll figure he's sizing us up, but he is a fire type gym leader. Mace was gonna have the advantage
but we should be careful as Volcarona can learn a few grass moves namely, absorb and solar beam
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>>1158322
The Priest'll probably have some sort of trap set up. There's no way he'd send out a Pokemon with a 4X weakness to Mace without some sort of plan.
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>>1158269
>The big flat lookout

This or support beams; I think being able to move around freely might be better for Mace though.
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>>1158336
Trap is gonna be Energy Ball.
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Also, lets all hope real hard that the burning building doesn't count like sunny day, and whether itt does or not, that Volcarona won't be using Solar Beam.
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>>1158339
Correction, what >>1158333
said. I got Volcarona mixed up with Litwick's line.
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>>1158321
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>>1158269
>>The tight quarters
Volcarona are pretty big and should have a hard time maneuvering, while Mace can jet around in tight spaces
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>>1158351
Hot.

Also, were the rules not specified, or did I miss them? Because I'm wondering if this is 3 or four pokemon.
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>>1158373
[Sorry. Three]
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“Mace! You’re up!” You put him into his pokeball to release him over onto the flat, open area.

“Excellent, young man! Now, show me your fiery passion! Where does it come from? Do you simply have a drive to win? Are you playing catch up with your rival? Are you converting your fear into the best accelerant there is? What colour is your flame? Show me through battle! ”

Yeah! This priest really knows how to get you worked up! You think Mace feels it too.

Oh wait. He’s just moving because his feet are getting warm. You better hurry.

[That’s it for tonight. I’ll try to run sometime this week. Sorry about once again being late with the lewdbins. I’m 2 behind.]
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>>1158425
Thanks for running, Gobble!
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>>1158425
Thanks for running! I look forward to more Bane Posting
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>>1158425
Thanks for running Gobble. Looking forward to the next time
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>>1158425
S'alright Gobble. I got a barely-started bin lying around, waiting for me to pick back up sometime between work, school, and moving. It happens.

Hope you enjoy next week!
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>>1158425
Thanks for running!
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>>1158429
>>1158432
>>1158438
>>1158440
>>1158441
[Thanks for coming. I couldn't resist the Baneposting. Sorry. Looking forward to that bin]
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>>1158425
Thanks for running!
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>>1158425
Thanks for running!

Also, what do you mean 2 behind? What sort of schedule are you trying to keep?
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>>1158425
Thanks for running Gobble!

Is the fire priest a big guy?
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>>1157161
[Saved and appreciated, by the way.]
>>1158452
[Thanks!]
>>1158460
[No real schedule, just when I figure there's a good place in the story to put in a lewdbin.]
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>>1158466
[https://youtu.be/o9Enk_Xhc7Q?t=1m30s]
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>>1158425
Thanks for running Gobble.

Hopefully I'll be here for next thread.

You running on a Sunday means I can only skim, because I'm at uni on a Monday.
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Fan smutbins have encouraged me to finish some old stuff of my own. Have like six pieces left. Going to try and finish that this upcoming week.
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>>1158469
Thanks for running! I missed the last bit cuz company came over. Looking forward to next time. And to jetpack Mace.
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>>1158269
Volcarona is BAE
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>>1158451
thanks gobble
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>>1158451
Thank for running, Gobble. Good picture.
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Laki low key trying to claim Herb. We totally got under her skin.
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>>1159101
Laki takes what she wants.

Clearly we need to prove her wrong by picking a different waifu.
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>>1159101
I wonder who thinks of Herb the most when they aren't with him.
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>>1159150
I'd guess Keira(feeling guilty) or Val(using our agreement to push herself)
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Gotta say that even if I don't wanna waifu Jane, she has pretty patrician taste in Pokemon. Hitmonlee, (ex)Bravest Bird, and Dewpider are all top tier.
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>>1159112
>spoiler

I'll fite you m8
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>>1159150
Hana's a good bet, considering her awkward flirtations.

Jane's pretty obsessed with us too, she's gotten it in her head that we're rivals. She's probably taken a fair bit of time to consider how she'll one-up us. Fletchinder's weaker to rock now, so a fight may not go her way as easily next time.

Laki's usually with us, so it's hard to say for her.
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>>1159395
Half of our team is weak to fighting though, and I don't think we have any great counters to Dewpider. Mace has some super effective moves against it, but we'd have to hope he can tank enough water moves.

She also might have another pokemon that we haven't seen yet. Considering how she has amazing taste in pokemon, she could have a Beldum or Solosis. If we get a chance at a Solosis, Herb better befriend the shit out of it
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>>1159436
Reuniclus a best. Also, Gobble can fill for any non-fighting matchups. Bella resists fighting, and if we need an extra edge we can teach Dice arial ace.
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>>1159499
I wonder what ghost we may end up with.
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>>1159506
*ghost priestess
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>>1159511
But Keira isn't a Mismagious or Drifblim.
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>>1159506
Litwick
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>>1159515
Drifblim is an acceptable addition

But we gotta get a basket to sit in if we get one
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>>1159506
I think we'll take care of Keira's shedinja for her.
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I want a ghastly or a froslass, both are top teir ghosts
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>>1159572
>double poison types
reeeeeeeee
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>>1159554
I expect her to just not get one, either by having a full team, or not having an open pokeball

Personally, I don't see how they could be good Pokémon in this format. Pretty much every pokemon is going to have a move that can hit it, because they can have more than four moves.
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>>1159515
Remember the elderly ghost gym leader in the last quest who still had her husband around as a gengar?
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>>1159614
>game mechanics

But seriously, I have a pretty good feeling that we'll be able to do something creative with an ability like wonder guard. Even if it's just switching out pokemon really quickly to tank expensive moves like hydro pump, then switching back. Or getting really, really Gud with protect.
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>>1159638
eh, I'm sure Gobble would make it work if we took it from her, but I'm personally against it. There are way cooler Ghosts and Bugs that won't steal your soul
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>>1159101
>we totally got under her skin
How? I mean aside from Herb's massages.
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>>1159859
Shedinja is my favorite pokemon, so I'd be thrilled to bits if we got one. I'll be happy as long as we get to see Keira making an interesting choice involving it though.

>>1159896
By treating her like the cute girl she is, being a cute boy, and not caring about her "past".
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Just got done reading the archives, people were talking about lewdbins? I must've missed them.

link please
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>>1160339
>Keira/Herb
http://pastebin.com/BZH3pVBW
>Laki/Herb
http://pastebin.com/yr3PkstG
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>People talking about ghosts without mentioning the best ghost priestess around
Hint: It isn't Keira.
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>>1160379
>The soul of a woman lost on a snowy mountain possessed an icicle, becoming this Pokémon. The food it most relishes is the souls of men.
too spoopy

Let's get one
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>>1160379
I want one.

After a Chinchou.
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>>1160401
For Hana, right?

cause we already have best gator
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>>1160379
My pick for ghosts was either a Frosslass or the Litwick line.


Still trying to get a good faerie type. First pick was Ralts line since strong as fuck and faerie/psy, not too mention being swaggin as hell or elegant as fuck at final evo, but people hate it so....
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>>1160414
Yes.

>>1160416
We could always pull a Max or something and find a little wee sick Ralts out in the middle of nowhere. Something like that might be a reasonable scenario to test the waters and see how much they're actually hated. Also would-nurse-and-cook-for/10.
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>>1160418
It'd be hype as hell if we got a male so it could be the Ornstein to Gobble's Smough.
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>>1160425
But that is Mace
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>>1160427
I love Mace to death, but he's not a Dragonslayer.
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>>1160428
>imFUCKINGplying
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>>1160428
If we wanted a Dragonslayer, we'd get a Cutiefly

I like our little Ironman and the Incredible Bulk
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So, do all the islanders just speak English now, or are our islander friends speaking English for our benefit? Do they switch back when we're not around?

Also, I wonder what would have happened if we chose "why are you upset? I'm the one who's mad!" option instead of forgiving Keira right away.

...nightmarebin when?
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>>1160640
The games and anime just hand-wave away any language barriers that might come up. I always head-cannoned that language was a gift from Uxie, the legendary pokemon of knowledge, which explains why everyone from different regions speaks the same language.
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>>1160670
I like that a lot, especially because I love to see the lake trio get love, but it doesn't quite explain why words like "Tahis, Haojin, and Maema" are unknown to Herb. I got the distinct impression that they were a part of the naitive tongue that didn't have good English counterparts.

... We need to find out Herb's region of origin and his last name.
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>>1160690
It's possibly Herb's been speaking Islander this whole time. But only the extremely formal version you learn at school foreign language classes
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>>1160725
*it's possible
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>>1160725
>Girl in a Raichu hoodie.
>Pic named Pikachu

Triggered as fuck.
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>>1160725
That is also a cool explanation. Whatever works really, I just want to know what's canon.

Also, nice cutes.
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>>1160740
the face is a Pikachu

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I want to meet up with Hydreigon again when suddenly a Garchomp with a champions medal appears.

Hail to the king baby.
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>>1160416
If we're looking to get a fairy, my picks are for Mawile, Jigglypuff, or Togepi.

Togepi is the only one that is fairy primary, and we probably want a flying pokemon anyway, but I'm totally down with the others as well.
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>>1161833
>Implying John won't love a Mimikyu for doing their own thing and help it put its costume back together
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>>1161835
If we found one we'd love the shit out of it, that's for sure.

But I was under the impression they might not be a thing on these islands.
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>>1161838
You never know. My bet is on Take or Tabo having one if there is any. Tabo for having abandoned buildings from before the spill and Take because you can buy loads of things there, so unwanted stuff has got to be somewhere there too.
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>>1161833
Mawile a best.

Say, should we recommend the maema process to Jane? It seems like the sort of thing she wants, but I'm a little worried about it. She seems like she represses some things.
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>>1161870
She wouldn't fucking pass, dude.

So we may as well just not saying anything about it.
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>>1161833
>>1161870
Mawile is a race traitor.
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>>1161893
so is Herb, what's your point?

how is mawile a race traitor?
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I noticed except for Bella all our team is monotyped. We really need to fill some typing gaps.
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>>1161909
Going from dark type to fairy.

>>1161911
We can theorycraft all we want, but in the end we are gonna catch Pokemon we make friends with.
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>>1161911
mudkip would have helped ;-;

>>1161914
ah, thought it changed egg group sometime. I'm not autistic enough to breed my pokemon so I never paid attention to egg groups
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>>1161914
Despite being the 'Deceiver' Pokemon and having a ton of dark moves Mawile was pure steel. I don't think any Pokemon lost a type other than Normal when Fairies were introduced.
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>>1161930
Well I'm retarded then.
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Happy valentine's guys, hope you're having a good one!

(Captcha shows flowers!)
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>>1161980
I wish is a was fucking DRUNK.
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>>1161983
WELL I WISH I COULD FUCKING DRINK!
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>>1161980
I wish I could play For Honor longer than 3 minutes without it booting me to the title screen.
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Ok what are the 4 types we need to fill in most for our team?

I was thinking Fire, Psy, dragon, and faerie.
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>>1162312
The next 2 friends we make that want to journey with us.
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>>1162312
Blood, black bile, yellow bile, and phlegm?

I'm pretty tired.

I'm not sure I'm really interested in what typing we still need to go for. We did kinda do the whole "battle and be a champion" thing last quest. Can't we be a casual and just go with what looks cool/cute?
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>>1162342
how is fairy phlegm?

As for dragon, why not get another pillowmon? Gobble can be our bed once he evolves, and altaria as our pillow
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>>1162388
>mega evolution
Ew
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>>1162335
This.
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>>1162409
>not liking mega evolution

Ew
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>>1162451
The idea is meh, some people that got that are fucking stupid, some are worse than not fully evolve Pokemon. Overall the execution of megas were shit.

Also in the last quest they were formed by people that super connected to their Pokemon, and Herb already has the healing power thing to go with.
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>>1162466
por que no los dos?

It breathed new life into some mon, including altaria. Was it perfect? No, but it was better than Z-moves as a gimmick.
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>>1162466
Speaking of healing, you know what I want Herb to learn? Aura massages.
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>>1162488
Never said it wasn't better, Z-Moves are even worse. But some megas were broken, some Pokemon got 2 Megas, some Pokemon that got megas are still terrible.
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>>1162466
we don't have to have a mega altaria. That's just a good picture of a comfy pokemon
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>>1162335
This.

The only real point to pondering these things is what we'll have to watch out for in battle, and moves that can counter them.
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>>1162679
I just hope we don't get more slow, physical attackers unless we end up with a Trick Room setter.
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>>1162312
We need fairy, ground, and ghost in that order of importance. The main reason we didn't get the mudkip even though the typing was good is it liked Val and toto needed Herb.
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>>1163228
>needing types
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>>1163288
In terms of coverage, those are the types that are most useful.
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>>1163228
We can use dark instead of ghost. Balls can get dazzling gleam by tm, mace and gobble get ground moves, and gobble and Dice get dark moves. Type analysis is useful for the purpose of letting us focus in on what special training to do.
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>>1163228
I mean if we are gonna shill any ground types then you can't get any better than the cutest one around.
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>>1163493
Eh, gligar's cute and all, but not really my jam. My choice of ground types is more Hippowdon/Krookodile/Nidoking/Gastrodon. Pallosand is growing on me a little too. A sandile or sandygast would give the best coverage. Best fairy we could get, tactically, would be mawile, I think.
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>>1163523
I love Pallosand and it not being god fucking awful like the games would be pretty nice. Also synergy with Shore Up and when we teach sandstorm to Mace down the line.
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>>1163523
I really like Drilbur/Excadrill personally, but I'm pretty good with any cute mons we could encounter. Still Fairy type is really the most important type to get for coverage, I doubt we'll see dazzling gleam anytime soon as a TM, our TM luck has been completely terrible.
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>>1163575
Fairy isn't needed. Besides, Herb covers it himself.
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>>1163580
Fairy covers Fighting, Poison, and Dragon which are three types we don't have reliable coverage for. Ghost also sorta needs coverage since the only Ghost move we have is gobble's Lick, or an actual Ghost or Dark type mon or move. The other type we can't cover at the moment is Electric but only Dice is particularly weak to that type, but a ground Mon would cover Electric and Poison. So I disagree Anon, i think the only type that is needed next is Fairy.
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>>1163586
>Fairy covers poison

Nah, but odds are with a strong Fairy aura we would have an easier time with them. Also Dice has Sheer Force Bite and Crunch down the line.
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>>1163586
Also Dice has Ice Fang.
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>>1162312
Well, Mega Altaria would fill the Dragon/Fairy gap, and for Fire/Psychic, we could get a Delphox or one of these weird gorilla/pig thingies.
Or a Victini. I honestly could imagine Herb befriending one.
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>>1163733
Man, a Victini would actually make people's dreams of super hearer Herb come true. We'd have access to an unlimited power supply, so we might be able to heal large wounds, like robin's eye, without needing a massive number of helpers.

>Herb manages to befriend a living nuke
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>>1163741
>Though timid, it is a caring Pokémon; it will fight if its friends are in danger.
Fuck me, Herb is a Victini
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>>1163741
>Using Megas
>Using Legends
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So, what do you guys think the odds are Hana asks us out on a date by the end of our next fishing trip?

Personally, I don't see her working up the nerve to do it herself. She'll more likely try dropping hints and flirting in an effort to gauge our interest/ get us to ask her out.

I'm personally going to be gunning for any "You're just like my sister!" type dialogue options, because I'm indicisive and I'm not ready to choose a route yet. Also, because it's kind of fun to watch Hana squirm.
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>>1166141
Herb should ask Hana out to do something. She is a good girl and deserves time with a good boy like John.
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>>1166141
Think we could obliviously drop lines that suggest we would be up for a threesome with Hana and someone else? I'm thinking Val would get the biggest reaction out of her since Hana is probably closest to her.
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>>1166331
You mean like fishing?
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>>1166825
Nah something more in line with Hana's interests. Fishing is good and all for finding a Chinchou, but it's not really Herb's or Hana's cup of tea.
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>>1169293
So, masturbation then?
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>>1169298
As long as it's mutual.
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>>1169298
>>1169311
I heard 'suspending her limbless torso from the ceiling and plow her'.
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>>1169372
can't say no to that

how much you wanna bet that's one of her fantasies?
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>>1169394
Depends on how much of a sub she is and how willing she is to be especially vulnerable. I give it two to one odds.

She probably has like ten other fantasies with a higher priority, though.
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>>1169372
I think the advantage of being able to shed weight like that is that she'd be a lot easier to pick up, assuming the limbs actually do come off, which I think is unconfirmed.

Which is a shame, because Herb is saving himself for marriage, or else he'll make Arceus cry.

And Arceus CAN see the other holes too, so no funny business.
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>>1169428
There's going to be all the funny business in the world if some others and I get our way.

>assuming the limbs actually do come off, which I think is unconfirmed.
Care to shed some light on this, Gobble?
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>>1169437
Man, Herb's the one who's full of unconfirmed mysteries. What's his last name? Why does he like to be called Herb? What part of the mainland is he from? What religious denomination is he/his family? Do his parents have any pokemon from their journeys? Did he leave any family behind on the mainland? Close friends? How is he so cute? When will he put Laki's in a headlock to show his manliness? Can healing powers be specced into aura massages? Why have we not played dress-up with our pokemon yet?

My point got away from me a bit, but they're all important questions.
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>>1169437
Funny Business is gonna be noncanon lewdbins. Herb is PURE
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>>1169460
Yeah, it's going to be fun to learn more about Herb. I have many questions. I want to learn more about Herb's grandparents, I want to hear the story about how he got Bella's egg. I want to learn how Herb's parents met, what his relationship with his siblings was like growing up, and find out what Herb was like growing up too.

>>1169591
I just want Herb to feel like a normal boy his age, it's nice to play up the PURE for laughs, but honestly pure thoughts would have been the last thing on my mind if I was in his shoes. I'm definitely more of a Hana when it comes to lewd thoughts thought, so there's that.
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>>1170356
Yeah, I mean he isn't 100% pure considering the stuff he is put through. But I think the way Herb works is that so long as the girls aren't being confused about hormones at him then he is not too likely to be thinking about that kind of stuff.
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>>1170362
It's actually sorta interesting that Herb actively represses his lewd/sexual thoughts like he was taught that he shouldn't see any woman that way, especially his friends. While it is good to see girls as fully formed people and not just sexual objects it feels like Herb takes it a little too far. I'd like to see us dive into the nitty gritty and find out why Herb thinks this way.
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>>1170429
This would actually make for a pretty entertaining bin with Hana. Each tries to explain to the other why/how they think/avoid sexual thoughts, where it probably came from, and how it affects their interactions with people.

This would probably lead to some lewds, so I doubt it'd come up in-quest
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>>1170446
I think I guessed earlier that Herb probably had female friends who complained to him about unwanted advances from guys. Possibly they also praised him for "being different" from that.

I think whatever reason brought it on, Herb's restraint is interesting. This time last quest we were making things official with Robin and setting ground rules for our relationship. This time, I think it'll be nice to make things official and set rules well before we try anything sexual. See what a peck on the cheek feels like. Hold hands in public. Share an ice cream sundae. Cuddle. Bury our face in her hair. Sleep in each other's arms. Talk about cute girls together. Open up to each other for support. Just do cute things and take it slow.

Sorry if I'm lobbying for my fetishes too hard here.
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>>1170594
So long as it is with best girl it all sounds good to me.
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>>1170602
obviously that's a given
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>>1170594
It might also be possible that since Herb knows he's not physically attractive and is generally naive, he always felt it was safer not to try and pursue women romantically/sexually. Without more confidence in himself, trying to move beyond a friendship role might seem dangerous.

>>1170658
I'm willing to accept 2nd and 3rd best girls as well, mostly because there's a lot of movement in that area for me. I even had to put Val in the running for myself like the fucker I am to make it harder.
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>>1170602
My problem is that I can't decide who I think is best girl though.

Laki, Hana, and Keira are all great, and have great chemistry with Herb.

Val seems like she should be our actual rival, rather than Polu or Jane, since we seem to propel each other forwards.

I've given up on Polu since he has another love interest.

I'm holding off judgement on Jane until she realizes we're not out to get her. She's definitely interesting, but relationships need to be founded on trust.
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>>1170675
I see Jane as our real rival, seeing how she acts like some of rivals from the earlier games. Val seems a lot like Hau or Bianca, where they're friendly "rivals"
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>>1170675
>Val a rival
>Healthy rivalries
>Not so plebeian taste

The only way we'd be able to hatefuck a rival would be with Jane, though. Not my fetish, but I'm sure some anons are into that.
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Wait, can we have more than one rival, or would that be cheating? I don't want to cheat on our Val-pal.

That should be our next challenge for Valerie, to give everyone personal nicknames and use them.

That would really screw with Jane though, if we told her we considered Val our biggest rival. "What does she have that I don't have? Connections? Blonde hair?" Etc.
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>>1170713
Val is a social rival, Jane is a poke' rival.

essentially what val has for being a rival is a similar level of social inexperience thus making her a balanced competitor that will help push herb further forward via an evenly matched race to get better.

Jane is the type of rival who is a step or two ahead of you at all times that you try to catch up to which fits better with pokemon training than social ability i'd think.

at least those are my thoughts on it.
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>>1170730
Where does that leave Polu then? Poke' rival #2?

I think what rubs me the wrong way about accepting Jane's rivalry is that it reinforces the idea in her head that we want to show her up, which isn't at all what Herb is about. Even our rivalry with Val is about mutual self-improvement.
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>>1170667
Herb is cute as fuck and is physically attractive though he does have body issues ie he wants to become more fit and is somewhat insecure with his masculinity. I think that Herb would be great for a relationship, but he will probably fall into the trap of trying to always fulfill his partners needs and forgo pursuing his own desires. I think Herb is coming around on his self-esteem though, since more than one girl is slowly expressing romantic and/or sexual interest in him.
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>>1170816
Polu is our bro, Herb is in desperate need of male friends. I feel like Polu will play a bigger role as Herb gets in more situations were the advice of his female friends just isn't cutting it anymore. Examples may include; dating advice, a man's pride, manliness?, and questions that may be too awkward to ask the girls.
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>>1170675
Yeah, this is going to be a rough ride. I honestly believe any of the girls could win the HerBowl. I have my favorites being Laki and Hana, but I wouldn't be up in arms if another girl wins.
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>>1170885
Herb Bowl is the best. I'm a little worried that we'll end up with whoever asks us out first, and just go with the flow instead of properly choosing.
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>>1170956
This is a valid worry.

This is also why I support actions that push girls to ask us out.

Can we have talk with Val about extending our dare-to-socialize scheme to Hana? I think I know what Val would dare Hana to do...
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>>1170956
I hope gobble avoids that, I really honestly do.

On the other hand it could go nowhere.

It's a rough thing.
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>>1170956
I think there are enough dyed in the wool Lakifags/Keirafags/Janefags to prevent that from happening.

If Herb got asked out by a minor character(such as a trainer at a gym who helped us out some time), there's almost no chance of a routelock with her. Within the main cast, I would expect a coalition of anons that prefer a different waifu to form, preventing Herb from just going along with it
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>>1171198
We could end up assembling a supporting coalition, though. We may have done the multiple partner thing last quest, but that won't prevent the same from playing out here.

In spite of being a Keirafag, I'm flexible enough to consider attempting either Val or Hana as well, or support Laki if one of those is involved too.

To be fair, I'm a whore for shipping, and the more lines I can draw between characters the happier I am.

...Yes, I have a problem. No, I'm not willing to fix it.
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>>1171467
I for one am a Lakifag, but I'm willing to do Hana also. Keira is great and all, but to me it feels like she needs to mature as a person from seeing more of the region. The serious attitude she had back in the cabin really made me interested in her more than her usual personality and I hope we can sit in on her doing ghost business in the future to see more of that.
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>>1171467
I'd prefer a monogamous relationship with Keira, but would be okay with a harem if there was enough character development and internal conflict during it's implementation. Herb is much less confident sexually than Kat, and (I assume) grew up in a much more conservative manner. One thing I really don't want to repeat is having one of the characters as a side bitch. It seems out of character for Herb to favor one girl over the other, and none of the girls seem like the type to be okay with being just a fuckbuddy(except Laki, but I'd rather we set her up with Val than have her as a FWB). As for the other member of the harem, I could go for pretty much anyone except Val. Nothing against her, but I don't see her as a romantic interest.

Jane would be fun because of her respect for Keira, seeing her let down her hair and relax around what she sees as a native ideal would be some good character development for her. I want Jane to become comfortable with the native culture and stop seeing it as something that she has to adhere to 100%.

>>1171514
I could definitely go for a ghostbusters episode, the cabin episode was great for Keira developmentally, and I want to see more of her role as a priestess. Basically anything that shows off more of the culture Gobble made has my support
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>>1171598
Character development is always good, but I feel like a big part of growth for Herb will be settling down with the person he love most and not trying to appease everyone.

Also new bad end: When the quest is all said and done everyone goes their separate ways and never contacts each other again. Living out boring, unhappy lives.
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>>1171598
Yeah, I think Val and Laki would be a bad couple. Laki is purely out for a physical relationship with Val, and I get the feeling Val is looking for friends and other meaningful relationships. I feel like a fuckbuddy would run counterproductive to developing those kinds of relationships.
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>>1171637
>Herb becomes Mohn, obsessed with making the best baked PokeBeans

I agree that choosing one girl would be a good ending, just saying what I'd want /if/ we went for the harem route
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>>1171679
People who support a ValxLaki ship are really just out to take them both out of the waifu pool.

Pretty transparent
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>>1171687
I feel as though getting a recipe from each temple is a good goal for Herb, but we must prepare. While Jane battles, Herb was studying the art of tailoring.
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>>1171710
time for another shitstorm?
>Laki is a drunk
>Keira is a rapist
>Hana is a spooky cyborg that will accidently rip Herb's dick off

Personally, I support a ValxLaki relationship because I'd like to see Laki become more into real relationships. Call me a prude, but her mentality of sex without emotional attachment isn't a good character trait
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>>1171770
>Personally, I support a ValxLaki relationship because I'd like to see Laki become more into real relationships.
Except it wouldn't no more than with Herb anyways. Yuri being purest love is memery.
>Call me a prude, but her mentality of sex without emotional attachment isn't a good character trait
True, but nothing indicates her having a fling with Val would change that.
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>>1171832
true, there's no real reason it has to be Val. However, Val has shown she's interested in Laki and vise versa. If Herb doesn't go for either one, it would be a good way to give them a date.

Now it's entirely speculation, but in my experience, having a real relationship tends to make people less prone to one night stands. If Laki had a functioning relationship with Val, even if it didn't last, it could have a positive effect on her
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>>1171514
Former Lakifag, over time I've started leaning more towards Hana.

I'd be okay with a one off drunken romp with Laki (and maybe Val included, why not) to have Herb explore and experiment. And Laki is still fun to have around as a guide and companion either way. I just want that cutest cyborg to be happy, dammit. Herb and Hana's interactions have all been funny and she deserves to have someone doing nice things for her.
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>>1171920
The main issue I see is that Laki doesn't seem to want that with Val. It'd be hard to build that relationship from the outside with her initial mindset, especially given Laki's general assertiveness on what she wants. Basically, I don't think we can turn that ship around just talking about it.

If we really wanted to hook Laki up, I'd actually put Hana as the main candidate. I don't think Laki's made her mind up on Hana yet, so we may be able to push her to have an *actual* date with Hana somehow and see if they form a semi-stable pairing.

Still, Hana's cute and I want Herb to be with her too so she gets more screen time. My loyalties are really divided as Gobble keeps growing these characters.

>>1171984
All true.
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>>1171984
>>1172035
I feel like Laki is the person we have seen the most of, but her growth is almost the least. I could be wrong, but it seems like the others are growing while just being with Herb while Laki has something stopping her from growing more.
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>>1172046
>I feel like Laki is the person we have seen the most of, but her growth is almost the least.
Yeah, that's one of the reasons.

Seeing Jane be affectionate with her Pokemon alleviated the vast majority of my concerns with her, and all the other girls have had doubts overcome or generally warmed up to us. Laki's been more or less consistent the entire quest, other than more fondly speaking of us every two or three threads. Definitely very little in comparison.
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>>1172046
We don't really challenge her worldview all that much. Sure, we do some badass things and make her feel pretty and girly sometimes, but that doesn't feed into growth and change.

The first event I could see coming up in the natural course of things to change that would be Laki trying to have sex with Herb and having him turn her down on the basis that she wouldn't be committed. She'd be forced to either try and her way with us because that's what *she* wants, or cave in and admit she doesn't have the right,meaning that people can't always take what they want, even if they are stronger.

Not sure I want to go down that route. Lots of potential drama down there.
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>>1172088
Hard mode was the reason liked Jane right? :^]
But yeah, I get that. I'd be fine with Hana too.
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