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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. Infact, you can do more than one move in a row like the anime, but so can your opponents.

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: 2

Recently: Hana got zapped, you go to Take, confronted Laki about a joke, awkwardly flirted with Hana, and turn down a sidequest.
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>>1223118
I feel like dancing, woooo!
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>>1223118
it begins

good thing I stocked up on suggestive pictures
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>>1223118
YESSSSSSSSS

Gobble. I'm going to touch you appropriately.
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You look some bamboo. Luckily, it seems to grow pretty heavily here. You’re the farthest thing from an arborist, but even you can spot it in the wild.

“Alright gang, let’s get to work!”

You wonder how much you’re supposed to get. You figure he’d probably tell you if it was more than you could carry, so you decide on that for your limit.

Your pokemon help, in their own ways. Bella is trying to cut a bamboo shoot down, and slowly getting some practice to a move that looks like Cut to you. You’ve always heard it was sub-par in battle but great to know for stuff like this. Maybe she’ll learn it with time?

Dice chews a shoot down, but he starts chewing that one up after.

Gobble works hard at first to knock a few over, but gets distracted when he finds that young bamboo shoots are edible. He stops eating them. You think maybe he’s full, but instead he walks to your bag, gets some spices, applies them, then goes back to eating. Besides him being a little heavy on the salt, you’re very proud.

“Gobble! That one has a bug on it. Don’t...nevermind.”

You glance to Mace. He’s using moves like Headbutt to crack them at their base. It’s not that effective because they’re a little springy, but he’s working hard.

You’re having a hard time of it yourself. You don’t have any saws. You resort to using your good serrated knife from your cooking set.

After a good long while, you wipe the sweat from your brow, and gather up all the shoots. You plot onto the ground next to it with your pokemon. “Good job. Take a break, everyone. We’ll head back after.”

What an exhausting day. Your body is already seizing up like a rusted thing that seizes. You don’t know mechnical stuff. You lie there for a bit, thinking.

>Thinking about a new battle strategy (will vote on options after if chosen)
>Thinking about one of the girls (will vote on options after if chosen)
>Thinking up a new recipe (will vote on options after if chosen)
>Just letting your mind wander freely (Aura stuff. Will vote on options after if chosen))
>Thinking about how to add some extra style to your pokemon (will vote on options after if chosen)
>Something else
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>>1223174
>Thinking up a new recipe (will vote on options after if chosen)
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>>1223174
>>Just letting your mind wander freely (Aura stuff. Will vote on options after if chosen))
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>>1223174
>>Just letting your mind wander freely (Aura stuff. Will vote on options after if chosen))


>Gobble has started his journey to being a chef in his own right
So fucking proud of our little punchlax.

>Bella learning cut
So leaf rapier for Bella wen?
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>>1223174
>Thinking up a new recipe (will vote on options after if chosen)
Something with bamboo, obviously. It fits perfectly.

It's been a while since I last catched a thread live, so I'm happy.
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>>1223174
>Thinking about how to add some extra style to your pokemon (will vote on options after if chosen)
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>>1223174
>Thinking up a new recipe (will vote on options after if chosen)
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>>1223174
>Just letting your mind wander freely

>You look some bamboo.
Missing a "for" Gobble.
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>>1223174
>Just letting your mind wander freely (Aura stuff. Will vote on options after if chosen))

Oh boy!
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>>1223216
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>>1223227
Well, gobble. I have to go to work soon. Hopefully I get to catch some of this when I get back. Have fun everyone!
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>>1223227
that's a very shiny picture Gobble

is JJ Abrams the artist?
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>>1223174
>>1223196
Woops copied the wrong one. Changing vote to
>Just letting your mind wander freely (Aura stuff. Will vote on options after if chosen))
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>>1223243
Super comfy. Great image. Out-of-focus background really gives an impression of depth and makes Moon pop out. Sand, sunlight, and soft towel all look super inviting. Moon herself is easily recognizable, her pose shows off her assets well without looking unnatural, and her smile invites me to stay. It's obvious that she's nude sunbathing on a beach in alola, and turning to give us her attention. Her hair and skin have a healthy shine to them which makes them look even softer. Face is a little angular though. Artist signature is easy to find and legible without being intrusive. Even the censor bars are in good fun. Makes me happy, like she and I could fuck right there or just relax in the sun together and it wouldn't matter which. Welcome to Alola/10.
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>>1223174
>>Just letting your mind wander freely (Aura stuff. Will vote on options after if chosen))

>>1223257
copy pasta?

Why?
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>>1223257
I like to think that you memorized that speech in the hope that the picture would be reposted
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>>1223266
nah nah nah

I like to think he has like an archive of responses like this that he is building for every single picture.
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>>1223298
only one way to test it

>>1223257
I believe in you anon
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You let your mind go where it will. You heard that was what you’re supposed to do when meditating, but people get all caught up on trying not to try and it just turns screwy.

Well, you won’t bother with any of that. Too tired. You just lie down, looking up at the trees and sky, feeling the breeze and your pokemon. A leaf reminds you of a spice, a cloud looks like beautiful womanly hips, a smell reminds you of the field by your old home, the way Gobble stretches and lies back down is exactly the same way your little brother did in his crib when he was new to the world.

You close your eyes. Deep inside you see coloured threads. You don’t have think what they are. You just feel their relation to your own mind and aura. You reach out and pull one.

>Blue. Reliability and stability, helping you prevent or mitigate failure
>Red. The passion to use more in a shorter time and burn bright
>Yellow. Finer, more technical control and inventiveness
>Green. The colour of growth, giving you a bigger pool of energy
>Orange. The colour of social communication, helping you understand people, pokemon better
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>>1223174
>>Just letting your mind wander freely (Aura stuff. Will vote on options after if chosen))
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>>1223316
would love to help but I possess no lewd pictures of any kind, it's just not my thing.
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>>1223324
>Red. The passion to use more in a shorter time and burn bright
Hi everyone clocking in to work now, have fun.
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>>1223324
>>Orange. The colour of social communication, helping you understand people, pokemon better
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>Blue. Reliability and stability, helping you prevent or mitigate failure
>>1223316
I didn't read everything. I saw the wodrs "lewd pictures."

Herb should help val cosplay for her next show.
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>>1223324
>>Yellow. Finer, more technical control and inventiveness
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>>1223324
>Blue. Reliability and stability, helping you prevent or mitigate failure
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>>1223324
>Blue. Reliability and stability, helping you prevent or mitigate failure
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>>1223324
>>Red. The passion to use more in a shorter time and burn bright

Not gonna let another Robins eye happen, no sir.
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>>1223324
>Orange. The colour of social communication, helping you understand people, pokemon better
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>>1223324
Changing >>1223332
to
>Blue. Reliability and stability, helping you prevent or mitigate failure
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>>1223324
>>Blue. Reliability and stability, helping you prevent or mitigate failure
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>>1223324
>Orange. The colour of social communication, helping you understand people, pokemon better
FRIENDSHIP
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>>1223348
>>1223331
>Herb understands 1 in 5 innuendos now
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>>1223324
>>Orange. The colour of social communication, helping you understand people, pokemon better
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>>1223324
Orange. The colour of social communication, helping you understand people, pokemon better
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>>1223324
>Green. The colour of growth, giving you a bigger pool of energy
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>>1223324
>Blue. Reliability and stability, helping you prevent or mitigate failure
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>>1223324
>>Orange. The colour of social communication, helping you understand people, pokemon better
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10 minute voting period sure does work.
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>>1223426
I realize that might seem sarcastic, I meant that it is putting in alot of work.
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>>1223441
I came in late and rushed a post without thinking.
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You tug on the blue one. You’re not the luckiest person around, or the most competent, so anything you do to keep your failures from being too bad or numerous is a good thing. Mom had this plaque on the door to her office that read “Amateurs practice till they get it right; professionals practice till they can't get it wrong.” It’s a little cheesy, but it always sounded like good advice to you. You let yourself get wrapped in the thread. And for some reason, you think your abilities are just a little more reliable.

Hmm, you could go for something with melted cheese.

Woah! What time is it? Your pokemon are gathered around you still, which makes you relieved. Dice even got inside his pokeball somehow.

You scrounge for your pokedex. Before you can even get it out, you hear a spot a dark figure under the weak moonlight. Definitely human shaped.

>Try to sneak up on it.
>You were wrong about the people this morning. Go say hello.
>Hide! Everyone hide!
>Run! Everyone run!
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>>1223465
>You were wrong about the people this morning. Go say hello.
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>>1223465
>You were wrong about the people this morning. Go say hello.
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>>1223465
>>Try to sneak up on it.
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>>1223465
>You were wrong about the people this morning. Go say hello.
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>>1223465
>>Hide! Everyone hide!
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>>1223465
>You were wrong about the people this morning. Go say hello.
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>>1223465
>>Hide! Everyone hide!
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>>1223465
>>You were wrong about the people this morning. Go say hello.
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>>1223465
>>You were wrong about the people this morning. Go say hello.
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>>1223465
>Try to sneak up on it.
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Imagine if we pulled the blue string and snapped it...
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>>1223465
>You were wrong about the people this morning. Go say hello.
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>>1223465
>You were wrong about the people this morning. Go say hello.
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>>1223465
>You were wrong about the people this morning. Go say hello.
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“Hello?”

It bursts into a run. Before you can even move, the figure leaps through the air at you. Arms and legs fly open wide and it impacts on you like a net.

“Herb!”

“Keira?” You aren’t sure how you’re able to stand up. Your pokemon, who scattered, come crawling back out. At least they have the decency to look embarrassed about it. You already forgive them, though. You were scared too.

“Yeah-huh! How are you? Everyone was worried.”

“Umm. Fine. I’m really sorry. I guess I fell asleep.”

She slowly slides down your body until she gets low enough to make your heart race for a different reason, then she shoots back up to face you. “It’s okay. I kept telling them you’re fine. I can tell with these things. But I couldn’t sleep. I was setting up wards for the ship so everyone would calm down about the ghost from before.” She narrows her eyes at you for a second. At your hair. The moonlight glints off the concentrated moisture. “Hey. I didn’t notice this before, but I thought I saw something in your aura. Something...aww, nevermind. Just glad to see you.”

She takes your hand and guides you back. You glance back to make sure your pokemon are following, and they are glued to you.

She hums while leading the way.

“Excited for your next gym battle?”

>You’re way under prepared. You need to train. Hard
>You can’t wait! You’ll go first thing tomorrow.
>You want to do some shopping and explore before anything
>Can you teach me aura stuff?
>Something else
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>>1223576
>Can you teach me aura stuff?
>You want to do some shopping and explore
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>>You’re way under prepared. You need to train. Hard
>>Can you teach me aura stuff?
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>>1223576
>>Can you teach me aura stuff?
>>You want to do some shopping and explore before anything
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>>1223592
I don't know why but the mouth in that one disturbs me.
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>>1223576
>You want to do some shopping and explore before anything
>Can you teach me aura stuff?
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>>1223576
>>You’re way under prepared. You need to train. Hard
>Can you teach me aura stuff?
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>>1223595
it's the bottom set of teeth

no anime character has a full set of teeth
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I really like non-traditional goals in these kinds of stories. Getting all the badges, going to all the contests, those are boring and standard. I remember thinking Vance's goal of just getting better at his fucking hobby was much more interesting and open ended.

At the beginning I was completely on board with focusing on becoming a master chef, but with recent developments I'm actually beginning to wonder if we should be come a fucking magic enlightened Pokemon guru.

I definitely want to focus hardcore on developing ourself, independent of hardcore goals at the very least. The gyms and shit can come second.

>>1223576
>Can you teach me aura stuff?
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>>1223608
That and the more I look at it the eyes are a bit too flat. Comes off kinda soulless. Don't get me wrong she's sexy/cute. But that one spooks me.
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>>1223576
>You're way under prepared. You need to train. Hard
>Can you teach me aura stuff?
>You want to do some shopping and explore before anything.
Wouldnt hurt for us to see the sights and spend time with everyone
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>>1223576
>You’re way under prepared. You need to train. Hard
I always vote to train, Jane is training everyday to make sure all her mons are in top form and I don't want to lose to her or Polu, however I do enjoy our jaunts.
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>>1223621
plus we want to look good for our date with Jane
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>>1223576
>You’re way under prepared. You need to train. Hard
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>>1223576
>>You want to do some shopping and explore before anything

always too late
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>>1223627
Indeed I do anon, I am a raging Janefag. Any info on the gym, do we know the type?
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>>1223627
Not too good. If we look like food her shark instincts might take over.
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>>1223650
I'm failing to see the issue of Jane trying to devour Herb
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>>1223650
eh, she can eat his plantain if she wants
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>>1223616
While I'm not as into the idea of becoming an enlightened Pokemon guru, I agree 100% that goals unrelated to the gyms are way more interesting, and that those should be our primary focus.
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>>1223616
Agreed. I don't mind doing gyms, but I'd rather avoid an overly huge focus on training pokemon.
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>>1223673
I remember when we picked exploration as our initial goal. I'm still down for that.
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>>1223592
This.
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I think we should do the gyms and all but it should not be the primary focus, going on adventures and exploring sounds more fun; the gyms are just an excuse to go to these places.
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I like collecting badges though, I love meeting all the gym leaders and going through their challenges. Hell the fire gym has been hands down my favorite of the gyms counting the ones from this quest and the last one.
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>>1223681
I prefer a nice balance of training and side quest. We do need to work on some of our mons move list. (Mace getting Sandstorm, some asking for Gobble to learn Recycle, etc)
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>>1223693
there is no reason that for the most part the side quest can't BE the training, take how Bella almost just learned Cut. Standard training is not necessary if we develop an innovative enough work program.
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>>1223702
Well a lot of the innovation can be hit and miss. We can still do some traditional training to refine and get those attacks down.
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>>1223714
I agree, but I far more balanced approach then what Kat took could be fun and effective.
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>>1223682
>>1223691

I agree. Exploring with our friends, pushing each other to pursue our hobbies, getting strong enough to take on the gyms, in that order. I like meeting the gym leaders, and the burning temple challenge was a great new take on stuff like this.
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“I don’t think I’m ready. And we just arrived, so I want to do a lot of training first.”

“Well, don’t work yourself too hard. You look pretty tired.” She feels your forehead. “If you keep going so hard, you’ll get sick.

“Thanks. Oh yeah. How’s Hana?”

“She’s doing well! Laki tracked almost everything down and said she’d get the last thing tomorrow.”

“And umm, how are things between them?”

“Hmm? Oh, fine. Laki’s been extra nice.” She helps you back onto the boat. She’s a lot quieter now. She can move like a shadow when she wants to. You wouldn’t know she was there if she wasn’t in front of you.

You ask her about auras, and if she can teach you anything.

She clasps her hands together. “Can we? Oh! I’d like that a lot! I’m not a master of it or anything, but I can teach you the basics, and brew helpful teas, and we can intermingle our auras.” She pokes her fingers together. “Erm, that last part can get a little... personal.”

“Thanks.”

“No problem! But first you need some sleep.”

Yeah. She’s right about that. You can barely keep your eyes open. You and your pokemon go to your cabin and get ready for bed. You crawl in and get nice and cozy in your boxers as you feel the soft sheets embrace you for whatever’s left of the night.

There’s a soft knock on the door.

“Herb?” It’s Valerie. She slowly opens the door. “Hey. Sorry. I heard you come in. I can’t sleep.”

You do your best to assure her that it’s fine. Your eyelids are so heavy.

She pulls on her hair and looks around. “Anyway, if you don’t want to, it’s fine, but can we sleep here?” Her pokemon peak around from behind her. “That ghost really scared us, and I spent last night in Laki’s bed, but things are getting...well, that’s not important. And Hana is already asleep and I can’t move her to get in beside her.”

>Sure. You’ll sleep on the floor.
>”Sure, hop in!”
>Give her the bed, go sleep in the cabin
>Try to assure her the ship is safe, and that she can sleep in her own room. Be brave, Val!
>Something else
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>>1223730
>”Sure, hop in!”
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>>1223730
>>”Sure, hop in!”
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>>1223730
>Sure. You’ll sleep on the floor.

Choice number two is tempting, but I don't think Herb is forward enough to suggest that.
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>>1223730
>”Sure, hop in!”
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>>1223730
>Sure. You’ll sleep on the floor.
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>>1223730
>>”Sure, hop in!”
Or in sleep Herb speak "suuuuuurrzzzZZZZZZ"
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>>1223739
you're ignoring the possibility he did not even imagine anything sexual, he is both dense to these things and sleepy at the same time.
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>Something else
Sure, but ask her about sleeping arrangements.

Though if Herb lets slip he wants someone to cuddle with or some shit in his tired state I'd squee.
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>>1223730
>”Sure, hop in!”
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>>1223730
>”Sure, hop in!”
Then pass out while she is thinking lewd stuff
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>>1223747
>>1223730
Damn it. I'm making a bad habit about this.
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>>1223730
>Sure. You’ll sleep on the floor.

>“If you keep going so hard, you’ll get sick.
Missing a " there Gobble.
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>>1223730
>"Sure, hop in!"
Unless...
>Sure, You'll sleep on the floor, we can use Gobble as our pillow.
We ask her which she's more comfortable with. Sounds like she wants to be close to someone
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>>1223746
I'm pretty sure even Herb isn't that dense. He got excited when Keira's face happened to be below his waist. He's lucid enough to catch that, at least.
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>>1223746
I think the best/worse case scenario is the possibility of morning wood
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>>1223757
Yeah, that's fair. Otherwise I doubt she'd mention snuggling in with Laki the night before. I'll change my vote to asking if she'd like to share the bed, but tell her we're okay with taking the floor if she isn't comfortable with that.
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>>1223762
it's plausible deniability anon, don't be a party pooper anon; this should be funny.

>>1223766
best case
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>Laki finds two blondes cuddling
>Takes what she wants
>Valerie and herb both wake up as little spoons.
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>>1223774
I'm very ok with this
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>>1223774
I like this plan
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>>1223774
I think Laki's already asleep in her room
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>>1223774
>Laki doms blondes
>Blondes use Laki as pillow
>Laki has Herb make breakfast
>Mission Accomplished.jpeg
Best end to a hard days labor
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>>1223730
>”Sure, hop in!”
If *I* were in that situation I'd sleep on the fucking floor, but I'm pretty sure Herb is dopey enough that he may actually be a little slow on the uptake as far as sexual tension goes.

Alternatively, she may be trying to sleep with Herb because she sees him as less sexually threatening than Laki, which is kind of sad.
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>>1223118
Awwwwwwwwww yis!

>>1223730
>”Sure, hop in!”
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>>1223802
it's not that hard to be less sexually threatening than Laki "the weak should fear the strong" McLastname
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I want Herb to wake up to Valerie cuddling up to him. They seem like they're be really close friends like that without it being sexual
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>>1223824
Weak should fear the strong != I am claiming you as my prize, deal with it.
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>>1223829
He would definitely wake up with wood, though. That *might* give it a sexual feel.
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>>1223835
Well, at least Val can give Keira some tips after tonight

besides, all the other girls have seen Herb's pride. Val shouldn't be left out
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>>1223829
Herb is a good boy!
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>>1223847
I don't think she would necessarily think to give Keira tips.

She would give Hana tips, though. I'm okay with that too.
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>>1223847
Hana hasn't, she's just stuck in into her face
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>>1223730
>Sure, hop in!
And once she's in his bed Herb will wish her a good night and go to sleep
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>>1223859
True. All the other girls have experienced Herb's plantain in some manner.

I doubt Jane or Keira saw it after all, it would have been dark in the shed/closet
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>>1223316
Very good worldbuilding in this one. Moon's Stantler costume provides some love to a rarely seen pokemon, and its bagginess looks comfortable. Lillie's costume is cute without seeming like something she'd be afraid to wear in public. The picture seems to be of Moon and Lillie out on a date, and each of them are excited in their own way, with Moon having the confidence Lillie lacks. Glad ion in the background helps draw our eyes to the girls' booty and provides a cute joke. The Minior tree topper is a nice touch, but implies it is at below half health, which is concerning. The gradient background implies a warmth of spirit unique to the winter holidays. It's March though. No artist in image or file name. I hope their date goes well/10.

Also, when do we resolve to learn a recipie from all the temples in-character?
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>>1223874
I think Jane brushed against it briefly in the closet. She called us a barbarian, IIRC.
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>>1223876
by god, it's a TEAM working on it
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>>1223876
Hopefully when we visit the temple here.
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>>1223874
Jane didnt need to see it. She got a handful and its burn into her mind and her dirty fantasies[/spoilers] forever
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>>1223878
She literally fucking grabbed it.
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>>1223884
Welp. Nevermind.
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>>1223880
No, I'm still pizzanon. I just stopped entering the name field because it was affecting someone's enjoyment of the thread, and possibly other, less vocal people too.
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>>1223878
she grabbed it

once by accident

another time to memorize it for replication so she can beat Herb when it comes down to her having to seduce the dictator he's become
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>>1223874
Oh boy I brought this up in one of the last threads, it's finally Vals turn to experience Herbs 'barbarism'!
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>>1223888
I was there, it really doesn't bother most people and you have a really good reason. Go ahead and use a name, the changing id's are annoying.
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>>1223888
Other than you coming off a little overenthusiastic, or people debating the drawbacks of namefagging, I haven't noticed anons getting irate. Must have missed that.

>>1223893
I'd forgotten about that. Normally pretty good at remembering these things.
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>>1223888
I don't mind, you keep on going.
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>>1223896
I bet she'll wake up in the middle of the night with it looking into her back/stomach/between her legs
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>>1223902
literally one anon got mad, and not even at him specifically. Think dropping it was a bit of an overreaction, especially since he is providing something unique now.
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>>1223896
>Val becomes a cheerleader for Herb while he's working out
>Herb becomes her perfect fantasy
>Herb, now filled with self confidence, goes for best girl
>the one that loves him for who he is and wants him to be happy
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You’re so tired. Your head is heavy. Everything is heavy. “Sure. Hop in.” You pat the inside of the bed.

Valerie hesitates. But there’s a creek from the boat settling. At least, that’s what you assume. Valerie almost leaps and looks around. “Oh. Nevermind. Thanks.” She crawls into the bed.

She crawls in. There’s a flood of cold from the air rushing under the blankets, then a nice soothing warmth as she crawls in.

“Herb, You’re a gentleman, right?”

“Myeh huh.”

The distinct sensation of silk brushes your skin and reminds you that you’re just wearing boxers. But even that doesn’t matter as much as sleep. Sleep is everything.

There’s another creek, and you feel your arm being pulled over something warm but still shivering. It presses into you and smells like lavender. The feeling of pokemon cuddling by your feet completes the perfect comfy feeling and you drift off to sleep.

You wake up the next morning seeing an incredible display of smooth butt in a silky pink underwear stuffing itself into a pair of tight shorts. You make a tiny squeaking noise at the shock. Not what you expected first thing in the morning.

Valerie turns around.

>Pretend to be asleep. Don’t embarrass her
>”Good Morning.”
>Get up and put on some pants too. When in Loanah, right?
>Something else
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>>1223917
>”Good Morning.”
>Cover eyes with hands
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>>1223917
>Get up and put on some pants too. When in Loanah, right?
She'll see the erection, but isn't that what most of us are going for?

We're cruel, cruel people
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>>1223917
>”Good Morning.”
>Get up and put on some pants too. When in Loanah, right?
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>>Get up and put on some pants too. When in Loanah, right?
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>>1223917
>>”Good Morning.”
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>>1223917
>Pretend to be asleep. Don't embarrass her
After she's gotten out of bed
"Oh Good Morning."
Lets try to play it cool
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>>1223917
>>”Good Morning.”
>>Get up and put on some pants too. When in Loanah, right?
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>>1223924
As if there was any doubt.
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>>1223917
>incredible display of smooth butt in a silky pink underwear
I demand an improper grammar butt
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>>1223917
>>”Good Morning.”
>>Get up and put on some pants too. When in Loanah, right?
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>>1223917
>Get up and put on some pants too. When in Loanah, right?

I feel like pretending to be asleep would seem like we're creeping on her, and just talking would seem like we're making a pass at her, no matter what we say. Best to be totally honest.

>>1223852
Beautiful. 1,000,000/10. I want to protect Herb's smile. Herb is the best waifu.
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>>1223917
>”Good Morning.”
>Get up and put on some pants too. When in Loanah, right?
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>>1223917
>”Good Morning.”
>Get up and put on some pants too. When in Loanah, right?
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>>1223917
>”Good Morning.”
>Get up and put on some pants too. When in Loanah, right?
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>>1223917
>”Good Morning.”
>Get up and put on some pants too. When in Loanah, right?
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>>1223917
>”Good Morning.”
>Get up and put on some pants too. When in Loanah, right?
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>>1223939
when can we access a cloning machine and make a r63 Herb?

I'm sure Pokescience can prevent any effects of recessive disorders Herb might have
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>>1223939
You make a strong case. Part of me feels that maybe she might just want to avoid the whole situation. Though this could be an opportunity to help her relax around everyone. Kind of one of our 'challenges' we give each other.
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>Val screams and runs out of the room
>Laki pokes head in
>Sees this

My body is ready.

>>1223960
A r63 herb would be far too much for anyone to handle. He's already the best waifu before tits or a round ass.
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>>1223809
W-Whew, lad
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>>1223960
>>1223970
The r63 Herb bin will happen one day. I don't care if its a drug trip, dream, just AU, it will happen. This is the hill I will die upon.
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>>1223960
You know I am against the Polu route due to latent homophobic tendencies I can't really control, however this does not set them off for some reason. I support this.
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If there was a r63 Herb, Laki would've jumped on that faster that a cat on a robin.
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>>1224000
or a Kat on a Robin even.
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>>1224000
we'll have to beat her to beat her to the punch then

the instant she comes out of the cloning machine, time to sleep platonically next to herb in a comfy bed
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>>1223960
Normal cloning can't give you the same person the sample is taken from, because they'll have had different experiences. What we need is for Hoopa/Solgaleo/Lunala to grab Herb from the r63 universe. What's the female equivalent to being hung, anyways? As far as recessive disorders go, if Herb had any X-linked recessive disorders they would already be expressed, so no problem there.

>>1224007
The Dutch-tilt seems to imply this is a physical photograph of Lusamine on a pile of photos, but the reticle implies this is being seen through a viewfinder. And the only time I can imagine a powerful lady like Lusamine embarrassed to take a candid photo but doing so anyways would be for her husband, and thinking about Mohn makes me sad. I'm confused technically and emotionally/10. Artist signature is legible though, so that's a plus.
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Great now I want to reread the first quest, I really liked Kats confession to Robin.
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>>1224033
Same. Anyone remember what thread the confession was in?
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>>1224038
Suptg 'Gobble' tag archive seems to think that it's Pokemon Quest #24 part 2.
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>>1224038
ha ha, good luck that thread is a pain in the ass to find. If I recall correctly it's one of the ones that is screwy in the archives. You can still find it, just that as I recall it was a pain in the ass to find.
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>>1224051
>>1224038
oh disregard, it was because I was using pokemon quest as the tag instead of gobble.
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desu robin mostly is a rule 63 of Herb. Or Herb is a rule 63 robin.
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>>1224065
Herb is a hundred times more innocent than Robin.

And he's blond.

And they have very different interests.
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>>1224025
could always have a psychic implant r63 versions of Herb's memories into the clone.

that might be how every girl wins HerbBowl, through genetically modified clones with implanted memories. Laki gets one that has a myostatin deficiency and a r63 version, Hana gets one with reinforced bones, Val gets one that has slightly reduced myostatin levels, and Jane and Keira share the real Herb
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>>1224065
Not really
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>>1224065
I heard all the characters in the last quest ended up mary sue savants, i hope that doesn't happen to Herb :(
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>>1224088
The only savant really was Clair. The rest of it was all through hard work and lucky rolls.
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>>1224088
They also got varyingly beat to crap and worked for it, though.

It also had a macho man wrestling Ursarings and swinging grunt members by the legs into tables.
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>>1224088
nah just Clair
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>>1224088
Last quest was on a different scale desu, but even considering that, the fact of the matter is that in pokemon training and self development is pretty much the core of the fucking series. Do you expect someone to get to the fucking league championships and not be really fucking good?

We SHOULD become a master of SOMETHING by the end. You're not a Mary Sue savant if you become the best after busting your ass for 100 threads. If we didn't reach that level I'd honestly feel like we were in a total rut of mediocrity.

The issue is with how that development is paced.
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>>1224088
It was "high-level." We were an exceptional group of people, but we faced level-appropriate challenges and were very human in our flaws and insecurities. I probably sounded like I was complaining when I talked about it before, but honestly most of it came from having a cast that was both young and competent, which is a weird combination to me.
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Battling Alakazam was fun
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>>1224126
what would we have done if we lost, fuck.

Just tell him he has a point and let him direct himself in battle?
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>>1224126
Raistlin was great overall. He was a really sympathetic character somehow.
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>>1224139
The general isn't always the booksmart scientist or something like that.
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>>1224151
I agree, but if he could effectively kick our ass it would prove otherwise.
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>>1224161
Nah man, inspiring is part of battling too.
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Gobble is kill
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>>1224164
apparently not if an alakazam with no battle experience trounced us.
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“Good morning.” You force yourself to act naturally.

“Oh. Heh. Good morning.” Valerie does the same. “Did...did you sleep well?” She looks away, pretending she’s not doing it on purpose. You’re only able to read that because you do it a lot, too.

You stretch, and swing yourself out of the bed. You make sure not to look at yourself, or you’ll get too self conscious. But it’s only now that you suddenly feel the springy stiffness in front of you. You hear a gasp as you give in to the urge to look down.

Yup.

You quickly cover up, tuck, and rush your pants on.

“Sorry! I didn’t mean-”

You stop talking because she’s saying the exact same phrase.

“To look!”

“No. That’s fine. I didn’t mind that you saw. I mean-”

“No. I know. I mean, not that you-”

“But that part was an-”

“Accident! I know. You’re a guy and that just-”

“Happens! Exactly. I didn’t mean anything by it. And it’s got nothing to do with you!” Oh crud. “I mean, you’re really pretty and you smell really nice.” don’t be creepy. “Not that I noticed.” That doesn’t make any sense! “But that’s not why-”

“It’s okay! You just wanted to not be shy and be like everyone else on the islands and make getting dressed no big deal. Right? Me too. And we did sleep together, so it’s not like seeing each other in the morning is a big deal.”

You laugh and make a bunch of gestures showing she’s dead on because you don’t want to interrupt her. She starts doing it too and you both act like that those flailing inflatable tube guys except you’re also making weird faces. You’re both just trying so hard to show the other that it’s not weird and it’s making it weirder.

“Breakfast?”

“Yeah. I’m so hungry I could eat a horse-di...A horsea!”

You both head to the kitchen and you volunteer to make breakfast. Everyone says it’s fine, but you can’t help but feel flattered that nobody fights hard at all when you insist. Laki even flicks Valerie’s shoulder when she sounds too much like you should relax.

But to you, cooking is relaxing.

You put on the apron that’s hanging there. You wish you packed on yourself. Now let’s see. What do you and your pokemon need most for training today?

>Something generally healthy. Give everyone that extra staying power
>Something that gives you a lot of energy. More moves, more practice
>Something to help everyone’s mood. Lift spirits
>Some brain food. Make today a day of learning
>Something else
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>>1224195
>All that spaghetti
So Val and Herb are from Pokemon Italy?

>Something that gives you a lot of energy. More moves, more practice
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>>1224195
>I’m so hungry I could eat a horse-di
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>>1224195
>Something that gives you a lot of energy. More moves, more practice
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>>1224210
She was saying Horse Dinner, must be really hungry.
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>>1224195
Now that's an awkward wakeup I can get behind.

>Something to help everyone’s mood. Lift spirits
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>>1224195
>Something that gives you a lot of energy. More moves, more practice
We do need more training. Even if Herb isn't going for all the badges, you need to be able to fight if you're going to be adventuring.
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>>1224195
>Something to help everyone’s mood. Lift spirits.
I wanna live up our "team mom" label.
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>>1224195
>>Something that gives you a lot of energy. More moves, more practice
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>>1224195
>Something that gives you a lot of energy. More moves, more practice
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>>1224195
>Something to help everyone’s mood. Lift spirits
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>>1224195
I don't think we need to make breakfast, we already had all that spagetti
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>>1224195
>Something to help everyone’s mood. Lift spirits
Man Herb is the cutest, I really wonder who will win the Herb bowl. I already know my top 3 but I'll save that for post thread.
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>>1224195
>Something that gives you a lot of energy. More moves, more practice
A nice southern style breakfast, but with a tropical spin.

I really like Herb and Valerie's dynamic Gobble, keep up the good work
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>>1224195
>>Something generally healthy. Give everyone that extra staying power
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Speaking of Gobble we need to talk to him about his evolution, I'd be cool with a Snorlax but if he evolves I don't think he can help us out in the kitchen like he does now.
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>>1224241
Plus we need to grab those munchkax exclusive moves first.
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>>1224195
>Something to help everyone's mood. Lift spirits
>Something that gives you a lot of energy. More moves, more practice.
Is there any way to combine these? Assuming a high roll will be required

>“Yeah. I’m so hungry I could eat a horse-di...A horsea!”
....huh. I'm assuming this was due to her eyes lingering, cause otherwise Pic related
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>>1224241
I still say we should keep him as a Munchlax forever, but that didn't seem to be the common opinion.
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>>1224251
If Gobble wants to stay small he can, but I'm fine either way.
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>>1224251
Personally indifferent. There's pluses and cons to both.
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>>1224251
I'm still invested in the idea of the snorlax food critic in a fancy suit, touring the countryside critiquing restaurants.
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>>1224241
>>1224251
Honestly I'm on the fence about evolving him. Depends on what Gobble wants to do. He seems to enjoy dancing and is actively experimenting with his culinary skills. Might mean we'll need a battle team and a cooking team.

Wonder if they have an island version of Iron Chef. We'll need a Miltank (for MooMilk), a Shuckle (Berry Juice) and any other food based pokemon to make the most bad as cooking staff.
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>>1224251
I'd prefer we not hamper him, and I like Snorlax
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>>1224264
But a Munchlax in that same suit would be even cuter, and he'd be compact enough to help in the kitchen, while still being a dancing sumo wrestler.
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Snorlax is the only natural thing in my opinion. How else will he be able to eat more if he doesn't have the space?
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>>1224283
cuter maybe, but it somehow does not have the same visual appeal.
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If I am being completely honest I mostly want Snorlax for cuddling purposes.
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>>1224278
a bisharp would make prepwork really easy

and we could name him Dice to confuse people we battle
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[Roll for bonus effectiveness!]
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>>1224195
>Something that gives you a lot of energy. More moves, more practice

>Laki even flicks Valerie’s shoulder when she sounds too much like you should relax.
Am I the only one that's having a bit of trouble understanding this line?
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Rolled 6 (1d100)

>>1224291
Snorlax are for hugs!
>>1224302
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Rolled 64 (1d100)

>>1224302
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Rolled 56 (1d100)

>>1224302


>“Yeah. I’m so hungry I could eat a horse-di.
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Rolled 58 (1d100)

>>1224302
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Rolled 24 (1d100)

>>1224297
We have Bella for that.

>>1224302
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>>1224303
[It's a gesture that means in this context "shut up and don't talk him out of cooking, idiot."]
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Rolled 7 (1d100)

>>1224302
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>>1224291
I'm sorry anon, some people would rather he not evolve.

it's terminal, also this a joke
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>>1224310
>trying to cut stuff with flowers for hands
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>>1224321
She learned Cut!
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>>1224321
>Razor Leaf
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>>1224321
Snap kicks?
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>>1224325
irrelevant! she lacks the fine control needed for the perfect slices
>>1224326
bisharp are great though
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>>1224325
Learning, she doesnt have it down just yet. Its not bad for her to know, but would rather her learn other moves

Bisharp is a self maintaining knife. And i vote for the name Ginsu
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>>1224344
Bisharp is my favorite pokemon, so I can agree with these things
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>>1224344
>>1224345
>>1224349
I love Bisharp too, but the comp fag in me Rees at the thought of having an even bigger fighting weakness and another physical attacker without much defenses or speed. Like I'm sure they could do cool Parry stuff.
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>>1224349
My two favorites are Munchlax and Honchkrow. If we can get our Murkrow friend to join up, I will be very happy indeed.
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>>1224355
Bisharp actually doesn't need a high speed stat, in competitive, mostly because of Defiant and sucker punch.

>>1224364
I really like Honchkrow too
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>>1224355
Thats why he's one of our cooking staff, not as much for our battling. Though i'm ok with him being as a battler. Typing isnt everything
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>>1224376
I know, but our team lacks any fast Pokemon. Dice could maybe get there, but right now he is probably on the average side of things.
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>>1224364
>Honchkrow
>not unevolved murkrow
M80, do you even Prankster?
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>>1224380
don't need to be fast if you're impossible to hit

drunken master was a great idea
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>>1224380
Once he evolves he'll be pretty fast. Feraligatr are known to be quick (according to the Pokedex anyway) and they learn Agility too.
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>>1224395
I'm hoping for Dragon Dance myself. Maybe Aqua Jet from Hana's turtle that I don't want to spell the name wrong and am too lazy to google.
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I wanna catch that Misdreavus. They're a cute and ghost types are based.
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>>1224390
I can't help what I like. That said, I wouldn't be opposed to Murkrow either.
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>>1224425
Misdreavus is a solid choice, but I like Froslass more. Bella needs a noble lady to show her how to be laugh haughtily.
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>>1224438
>not wanting a screechy KEKEKEKEKE
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>>1224425
Would definitely support getting a ghost

especially if we could get a drifloon, but I'd be okay with a Frostlass or Misdreavus
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Golurk is best ghost!
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>>1224446
One of the best Ghosts
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>>1224457
Oh my god, yes! Golurk was such a bro in the past for me in the games
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You cook up a main dish that’ll give lots of energy for today, so you’ll be able to practice a long time. You also make a smaller side dish that should keep everyone cheery. It’s amazing the power that food has. You tighten your apron and serve it up, to the thanks and applause of the group.

“Oh look! Gobble learned recycle!”

“Oh. Oh gross.” Laki shifts her plate away.

“It’s okay. It’s a natural...oh. Yech.” Keira says, despite herself.

Gobble ignores all criticism and does it again. This time he’s not able to get it back and looks crushed. He wanted to eat it again and again.

“It’s okay, Gobble.” You set down another plate for him. “I got you.”

He lights up, quickly adjusts a little bib made from a napkin, calmly picks up his cutlery, and drops his face onto his plate and eats without using any of that stuff.

Ah. You feel great. You grab another plate, but on your way back to the table, you come face to face with Mr. Scwhibbles.

“Oh. H-hello.”

He stares blankly.

“Are...are you hungry?” You slowly offer the plate.

He silently takes it, then slinks away into the darkness of the ship.

You try not to think about it and get yourself another plate and sit down with everyone else.

Laki avoids talking to you, but utters a “thanks” as she finishes her plate and carries the other plates away.

“So, all of us were going to head into town today.”

Hana nods. Apparently she’s feeling more up to it, despite the issues with her limbs.

“There’s a training center there, if you want to go.”

“It didn’t look very clean.” Valerie says. But she quickly covers her mouth. “I don’t mean-”

“No, it’s not clean.” Keira assures her. “Which is strange, because cleanliness is a large part of our culture. I don’t want to step on any toes, but I think I should check out the temple after all and see what’s going on.”

“Sometimes you have to get dirty to get things done.” Laki says bluntly as she hitches up her bag and walks past, not looking at you. “I’ll get that last part today. I’ll call you and we can meet up.”

“I feel guilty making you go alone.” Hana works up the courage to tell her.

“Don’t.” Laki hops onto the dock. “Stay close to Valerie or someone will kidnap you and sell you for scrap.”

Laki glances back to see if you’re going to say anything.


>Stand up and call her back. You want to settle this
>Let her go. You won’t get involved again
>Catch up and have a private conversation
>Something else
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>>1224438
Froslass is also acceptable.

>>1224457
You can get right out. Go on, shoo!
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>>1224467
>Let her go.
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>>1224474
>Not liking spooky robot.

Die in MULTIPLE FIRES!
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>>1224467
>Catch up and have a private conversation
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>>1224467
>>Catch up and have a private conversation
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>>1224467
>Catch up and have a private conversation
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>>1224467
>Let her go. Dont even look at her.
She wants to play this game, let her.
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>>1224467
>>Catch up and have a private conversation
We need to nip this in the bud
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>>1224467
So never gonna use Recycle

>Catch up and have a private conversation
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>>1224467
>Catch up and have a private conversation
Just apologize for overreacting. It wasn't your place.
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I'd also be happy with an Aegislash
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>>1224467
>He lights up, quickly adjusts a little bib made from a napkin, calmly picks up his cutlery, and drops his face onto his plate and eats without using any of that stuff.

Why do we argue, when best girl has been with us the whole time?
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>>1224467
>Let her go. You won’t get involved again

Well now she's just bring petty.
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>>1224500
>falling for the QM self insert
We already knew Gobble was best
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>>1224467
>Catch up and have a private conversation
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>>1224467
>Catch up and have a private conversation
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>>1224506
Why do you keep posting this.
I was sleep deprived. Please stop reminding me of my indiscretion.
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>>1224509
Oh damnit my phone double posted, ignore this
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>>1224516
Every
Thread
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>>1224516
it's never going away anon
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>>1224467
>>Catch up and have a private conversation

we were in the wrong before, but we still gotta hash this shit out
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>>1224516
What did you think would happen?
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>>1224506
>>1224516
[I like that the threads have their own memes]
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>>1224532
Do you honestly think I was thinking when I posted that.
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>>1224537
you made this happen when you honestly gave us the option

>let gobble know you appreciate him
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>>1224542
Not at all. That's why it's so amusing.
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>>1224542
Yes

>>1224537
It has been me every time after the original, not sure if that counts as meme.
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The more I think about Aegislash the more I feel it'd be a good fir for Herb but I still think Golurk is best ghost.
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You quickly gather your stuff and pokemon and run out after her. She’s already gotten a good distance, and doesn’t slow down to help you catch up.

“Soft Hands.”

“Hey.”

“You going to town? I’ll walk you in, but after that you’re on your own. Keep your hands in your pockets and don’t let anyone bribe you into a van with candy.”

Well, she’s willing to joke, even if her sense of humour is a little dark right now.

>Apologize for yesterday
>Ask her to go easy on Hana. She’s sensitive
>Just try to chat and make things more friendly
>Insist on helping her get the part before you train
>Something else
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>>1224579
>Double Battle
>Send out Golurk and Aegislash
>By their powers combined....

I never knew i wanted this so badly
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>>1224584
>Apologize for yesterday
>Insist on helping her get the part before you train
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>>1224584
>>Insist on helping her get the part before you train
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>>1224584
>>Apologize for yesterday
>Insist on helping her get the part before you train
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>>1224584
>Apologize for yesterday
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>>1224584
>Just try to chat and make things more friendly
Fits Laki's wheel house; avoiding problems.
>Then talk to her about yesterday. Depending on what she says will determine whether I vote apology.
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>>1224579
man, forgot about them.

Now I want Herb to learn arnis with a doublade from Polu or someone
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>>1224584
>Apologize for yesterday
>Insist on helping her get the part before you train
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>>1224584
>Apologize for yesterday
>"I probably took assertiveness too far. Hana is capable of sticking up for herself."

Then

>Just chat.
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>>1224584
>Apologize for yesterday
>Insist on helping her get the part before you train
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>>1224584
>Apologize for yesterday
>Just try to chat and make things more friendly
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>>1224584
>Apologize for yesterday
>Just try to chat and make things more friendly
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>>1224542
You were just saying what we were all thinking
>>1224584
>Just chat
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>>1224584
>Apologize for yesterday
>Insist on helping her get the part before you train
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>Something else
"What should I let them bribe me with?"
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>>1224584
>>1224628
Alright, I'm done for the night. I'm too tired to board properly.

Thanks for running, Gobble.
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>>1224584
>Apologize for yesterday
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>>1224584
>Apologize for yesterday
>Ask her to go easy on Hana.
>"Normally I wouldn't have said anything, but she doesn't like it when people call attention to her metal bits."
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>>1224628
I'll support this to breakthe ice.
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>>1224628
>>1224653
In agreement, supporting this
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>>1224628
Supporting this option
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>>1224653
Actually, yeah. I like this a lot better than apologizing. We didn't do anything wrong, and she's being petty about it after the fact. Just joking with her to show we're not mad is better here. There's no reason for us to back down.
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>>1224628
I'll back this suggestion.
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>>1224584
>Apologize for yesterday
>"Normally I wouldn't have said anything, but she doesn't like it when people call attention to her metal bits."
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>>1224653
To clarify, say that to break the ice, and work an apology in naturally.
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Isn't Laki full Islander? I have to wonder if she even knows what that joke means considering how long the islands have had cars at all.
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>>1224584
I'll go with these dudes

>>1224628
>>1224653
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>>1224717
I imagine pop culture taught most of them plenty about the mainland.

Too much, in fact; to the point that Laki and other islanders are worried about losing their own culture.
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>>1224717
>Trying to mend things with Laki
"How do you primitive islanders even know what a car is? I mean, gosh."

I know you weren't suggesting that but still.
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“What should I let them bribe me with?”

She gives you a funny look, then cracks a small smile despite herself.

You walk for a bit. She doesn’t say much except a warning to watch your step on a sudden drop on the path around a corner.

“Hey. About yesterday. I’m sorry. Normally I wouldn’t say anything, but she doesn’t like it when people treat her differently because of her prosthetics.”

She waves your concerns away. “Nah. I get it. Hana’s a delicate flower and you’ve got to be the knight in shining armor sticking up to the big bad bully. Did she at least give you a reward?”

You aren’t sure how to respond to that.

She sighs. “Sorry. I didn’t mean to sound so bitter. Guess I'm still taking it too far. We’re good, Soft Hands.” She pauses to think. “We are good, right?”

You nod. If course you are.

She smiles and puts you into a headlock, and gives you a soft and quick nuggie. “Alright. But just so you know, girls don’t care about that sort of thing. Well, they do, but they don’t appreciate it. You do everything for her or put her first all the time, she won’t respect you. Anybody that doesn’t respect you won’t get your dick wet.”

“That’s not why I did it.” You try to sound cool.

“I know, Soft Hands. That ain’t you. You’re a good guy.” She leans on you. “You choose the wrong things to be ballsy on, but you’re good.”

“I said I was sorry...”

She punches your arm. Ow. “Okay. I’ll stop giving you a hard time. Truth be told, I respect you for it. Don’t let that get to your head though or think I won’t turn you into mush if you piss me off, okay?”


>Ask how she knows all these mainlander references
>Mention last night with Valerie
>Want to do some training later?
>Give her a hug
>Put her in a headlock. She respects that, right?
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>>1224755
>"Thanks for the advice. Hug?"
>Then put her in a headlock as she's mid hug
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>>1224755
>Give her a hug
>Put her in a headlock. She respects that, right?
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>>1224755
>Punch her in the arm right back.

If we're good, she can take one of these.
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>>1224755
>>Give her a hug
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>>1224755
>Mention last night with Valerie
>Give her a hug
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>>1224755
>Give her a hug
>Mention last night with Valerie
>Want to do some training later?

Turn us to mush? If only she knew the power could unleash with our Frying Pan of Dragon Smiting
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>>1224755
>>Put her in a headlock. She respects that, right?
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>>1224755
>Give her a hug
>Put her in a headlock. She respects that, right?
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>>1224755
>Give her a hug
>Want to do some training later?
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>>1224755
>Give her a hug
>Punch her in the arm right back.
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>>1224755
>Want to do some training later?
>Punch her in the arm right back
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Rolled 66, 39, 23 = 128 (3d100)

[roll!]
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Rolled 4 (1d100)

>>1224813
>inb4 nat 1
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>>1224813
Can't see us!
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Rolled 72 (1d100)

>>1224813
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Rolled 49 (1d100)

>>1224813
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>>1224813
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>>1224822
[CUTE!]
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>>1224822
it's beautiful

take any butt you wish from my collection
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>>1224813
Just got home for work. Good Job making up with Laki guys. I knew I could count on you Anons.
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"Thanks for the advice. Hug?”

“Yeah. Sure.” She stops and gives you a big one. She feels smaller when you hold her like this. At least, no longer larger than life.

You have a devilish idea as she breaks it. You come around and reach to put her into a headlock.

“Oh no you don’t.” She grabs your arm to fight you off. You move your arms some more to get better leverage.

“Yes. I. Do!” You give her a quick tickle, then when she laughs and tries to stop you, you’re able to get your arm on her neck.

And it works!

At least, until she leans forward and lifts you off the ground. Your headlock doesn’t break, but you have no control about where the two of you are going. She carries you around as you hang off of her until she gets tired of it and lets you off.

“You’re getting stronger.” She squeezes your arm. “But you’ve got a bit to go.”

“Thanks. Sorry if I was too rough.” You notice the red mark you left on her neck. It’s fading, but you still feel bad.

“You’re a good guy, Herb. But you’re too nice. Some broken girl is going to bring you all her problems and you’ll keep trying to fix them until you’re all used up, burnt out, and bitter. I don’t ever want to see that happen to you. When you settle down with a girl, make sure she’s a sweet as you, okay?”

[That’s it for tonight. Thanks for coming. Sorry it was a slow one. Janebin is in progress. That Rule 63 gave me an idea for an AU bin, too.

As always, suggestions, comments, and questions are all welcome]
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>>1224893
Thanks for running Gobble.

>That Rule 63 gave me an idea for an AU bin, too.
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>>1224893
Thanks for running Gobble!

>When you settle down with a girl, make sure she’s a sweet as you, okay?
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>>1224893
thanks for running gobble

looking forward to learning about auras and the date with Jane
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>>1224893
Aw man, not enough votes for Val insight

Aw well. Thanks as always Gobble.
Looking forward to those lewd bins
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>>1224902
Shit, damn phone cut off my post, I meant to say

She will be laki
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>>1224893
Thanks again, Gobble. It was a good one.

>When you settle down with a girl, make sure she’s a sweet as you, okay?

Aww, that's sweet of her. Hana or Val are both sweet enough to qualify. Let's go for it, with Laki's blessing.
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>>1224893
Thanks for running Gobble truly appreciate the work you put in for us. Who is your favorite of Herbs mons to write? Now that we are in post thread Jane is best girl, Laki and Hana are also acceptable
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>>1224914
ha, sure mate

your shill is weak, laki will prevail, hail to the legion. HAIL
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>>1224914
>>1224917
>>1224918
All girls are best girls
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>>1224914
>Not telling Laki that she's sweeter.
Perfect corny line.
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Candela's hair was accurate for Laki right? Or was there a better reference?
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>>1224917
I disagree with you anon, but I respect your views

Keira is number one, Jane can be the second member of Herb's harem but only if she helps build an extension to Keira's sex nest
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>>1224893
Thanks for running Gobble! Just read the thread, it's awesome, I love all the girls!
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>>1224893
>That Rule 63 gave me an idea for an AU bin, too.

Thanks for running, Gobble!
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>>1224932
Gobble said this was super accurate.
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>>1224947
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I respect everyone's choices for their best girls mines just happens to be Jane.

Heracross best bug!
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>>1224958
Literally fact.
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>>1224958
I prefer Shuckle.
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>>1224974
Scyther has always been my favorite.
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>>1224958
Bitch please Volcarona is best bug.
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>>1224974
I'm more partial to Shedinja, but I respect your opinion anon.
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>>1224958
you forgot Yanmega
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>>1224974
>>1224977
>>1224982
You can have other favorites, but Heracross is factually the best bug. Without peer.
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I'm partial to Scolipede
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>>1224982
shame about it being deathly allergic to sneaky pebbles.
>>1224988
I like shedinja too, that first time it shows up in your party without you knowing why after evolving your nincada was really cool

>>1224996
Eh heracross really just doesn't do it for me even in a competitive battle sense.

Also found a mon Jane or Laki should have, pic related, prickly pokemon that's a girly girl
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>>1224893
Thanks for running Gobble
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I crunched the numbers and like half the bugs are good.

>>1224893
Thanks for running, I'm glad my battle is already over for that bin.
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>>1225010
Wouldnt Maractus go with Val a bit better? She could use it to work on a dance routine
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>>1225012
>Dark Herb goes in for the Ki-hug.
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>>1224893
Thanks for running Gobble!
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>>1225012
doesn't look like Larro's style, but I swear ive seen this style before in Audit quest
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>>1225016
Considering how many bugs there are and how many of them have wimpy first stages, thats pretty impressive.

>>1225018
I tend to associate maractus with spiky shield and cotton guard and less with dancing, but you do raise a good point, plus with herbs group being as it is right now it would mean seeing the shenanigans bella would get up to with or against said maractus. Also... dear lord does maractus learn a lot of hp drain/recover moves.

>>1225029
I think Its Lamb-tan, the one who does the Loading screen pictures iirc.
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>>1225012
Cute.
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>>1225033
Well I was counting evo lines, but many of them are pretty cool or liked by people. People say Gen 5 was the lime light for bugs, but so was Gen 2.
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>>1225038
Gen 7 did pretty well with the bugs too I'd say, I like most of them design wise.
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>>1224925
[She'd die]

>>1224902
>>1224910
>>1224914
>>1224938
>>1224945
>>1225016
>>1225021


[Thanks!]
>>1224917
[I don't really have a favorite to write. They're all situational.]

>>1224932
[This]
>>1224947
But the other pics capture her fairly well, too.

>>1225012
[Saved as fuck! That's awesome! Thank you so much.]
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>>1225050
>[She'd die]
We need to say that then.
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>>1225033
Indeed it does. I figure if Val found one with Petal Dance, that would be pretty solid combo

I associate it with dancing due to the show which it debut and its description
>It uses an up-tempo song and dance to drive away the bird Pokémon that prey on its flower seeds.
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>>1225059
agreed
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>>1225012
Looks like we have a fan of Koha-Mace.
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>>1225060
Ah ok, stopped watching the show in like... the second season I think, forever ago basically. I hear the current one has done some fun things (I heard team rocket actually won a pokemon battle against ash?) but also done weird stuff with the visual style and general tone.
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>>1225050
While i assume we'll have to learn it through dice rolls and actual conversation, but can you provide any additional insight to the Val/Laki
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>>1225073
Yea they're have been some fun stuff here and there. I do recommend the Diamond and Pearl seasons if you ever get the chance. I need to get recaught up to the more recent stuff.
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>>1225059
>>1225066
Not sure if you like her or want her removed
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>>1225163
From what I can tell, the first guy wants her gone, and the second guy actually likes her.
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>>1225163
I like her, but I assume Gobble meant die of embarrassment, which is harmless and cute. Also a great way of accidental counter bullying.
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>>1224822
fukken saved
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>>1225163
She'd die of embarrassment. I like her. Making her blush would be spectacular.
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>>1225185
just like our tickle counter attack

Once we get a bit more familiar with Laki, we develop a sensual counter
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>>1225213
More like she'd die of laughter.
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Man, we should let Laki know sometime what a sweetheart we know she is. She puts the tough and strong part of herself out first, but she takes good care of us, and even now is taking the lead to help Hana. And she let Val and Hana sleep with her when they were scared.

I think Herb would consider her to be strong like him. She's really only afraid of admitting it.
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>>1225436
Very well said, I always find it cute how kind Laki is, but she just can't bring herself to see those qualities in herself.
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>>1225059
Supporting
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>>1225436
I think if herb had an accident she'd stay by his bed, and have huge mood swings of anger, rejection, tears, longing and be so relieved when he's ok, only to shout for being so reckless and upsetting her

Laki is so cute, we should tell her. Also what's val's opinion on our horse di-
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>>1225436
>>1225059
There's so much to look forward to, jane date, pushing val, hana opening up, laki bringing down his walls, mixing auras with kiera, why is this waifu war so hard

we need to embarrass laki though, make her go red around herb & only herb
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>>1225554
>why is this waifu war so hard
because Gobble introduced 5-6 waifu's all at once and made them all great.

was also why I almost didn't continue this quest, too much to absorb at once. In the end I had to make an actual chart temporarily till I could get it strait in my head.
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>>1225050
Next run tonight?
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>>1224579
FUCK!

Dying, send help.
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If Gobble is really going to do that au r63 Herb I humbly request something I have wanted since the beginning. Naked apron Herb, I probably wouldn't have brought this up until a route lock.
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I want Lake to get embarrassed so hard that she puts the moves on us to be more in control and make Herb shut up.
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>>1225747
This is relevant to my fetishes.
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>>1225554
>>1225558

When a moon hits your eye like a big pizza pie
That's polyamory~
When the world seems to shine like you've had too much wine
That's polyamory~
Bells will ring ting-a-ling-a-ling, ting-a-ling-a-ling
And you'll sing "Vita bella"
Hearts will play tippy-tippy-tay, tippy-tippy-tay
Like a gay tarantella
When the stars make you drool just like a pasta fazool
That's polyamory~
When you dance down the street with a cloud at your feet
You're in love
When you walk in a dream but you know you're not dreaming signore
Scuzza me, but you see, back in old Napoli
That's polyamory~
(When a moon hits your eye like a big pizza pie
That's polyamory~
When the world seems to shine like you've had too much wine
That's polyamory~
Bells will ring ting-a-ling-a-ling, ting-a-ling-a-ling
And you'll sing "Vita bella"
Hearts will play tippy-tippy-tay, tippy-tippy-tay
Like a gay tarantella, lucky fella
When the stars make you drool just like a pasta fazool)
That's polyamory~
(When you dance down the street with a cloud at your feet
You're in love
When you walk in a dream but you know you're not dreaming signore
Scuzza me, but you see, back in old Napoli)
That's polyamory~
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Gobble seems to be doing a movie livestream thing.
Thread tomorrow (Saturday, at least for burger anons) for those wondering
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>>1227344
[Not a regular thing, just didn't come home with the ability to run and decided to do this spur of the moment. Sorry it's a bit sucky. Adding other people to the channel. Working on rule 63 lewdbin and janebin.]
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>>1227522
Even if your stream stutters like Porky the Pig I still love you
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>>1227522
It's fine Gobble.You're still awesome!
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>>1227522
In the future you could always just post a start time of a movie available on YouTube and live tweet it.
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the fact Gobble is doing some sort of movie livestream thing makes me think they have been on 4chan a long long time.
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>>1227653
Well movie broke, so now it is Moonbeam City
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>>1227678
I have no idea what that means
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>>1227726
Movie sux, watching TV show instead.
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I kind of want a bin that's just girl talk about her between the girls
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>>1228630
Yeeesss, I've been wanting this so much, especially now that they've all experienced the noodle doodle.
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>>1228630
Can we have this please?
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>>1228630
Hard mode: No discussion of Herb.
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>>1229112
>Discussion of horse-d commences.
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>>1228630
I'd actually like to hear a conversation with all the girls that isn't focused on Herb. I like to see them become better friends.
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>>1229708
>>1229112
>>1229214
We need a herb talk bin, & girl talk bin
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>>1229788
I agree. I want to learn more about all the girls, so I wonder what they would talk about left to their on devices.
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[Not able to run. Thread tomorrow. Sorry. blame all the people on my life that can't get their fucking shit together and always need Gobble to fix it. Also sorry I'm bitter, bad mood.]
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>>1231158
Sounds like a very good reason to be in a bad mood. Hang in there.
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>>1231158
hope things get better
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>>1231158
Hope you feel better, gobble. We still love you.
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>>1231158
I l u bby.
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>>1231158
I just delivered a pizza to a new father at the hospital. Everybody needs someone to lean on, some more than others. You should be proud of yourself that you're a dependable part of the lives of those close to you. You know where your limits are. Love you.
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>>1231973
it's annoying to be in that position though, being dependable is all well and good but it makes you wonder "if I can get my shit together then why can't everybody else" fixing other people's shit is a draining and thankless job.
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>>1232002
Like I said, you gotta know your own limits. And it is because it is hard that you can be proud doing it. Not that any of us know any specifics, of course. But we do know that Gobble makes a point to be here for us, and I think the least I can do is make sure that's not thankless too.

Also, can I just say how hyped I am that Gobbs learned recycle? That was the Munchlax-exclusive move I was most wanting. Now he can really milk that last Citrus berry. Gobbs has really just been a best lately.
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>>1232102
it's not quiet the same thing, Gobble doesn't help us when we are in need they provide something we want. People in need I find are rarely thankful when you help them, and the whole experience tends to be mentally draining and unpleasant. At least in my own experience.

I'm thankful for what Gobble does as well, but if it was something I needed instead of something I wanted I would probably be too busy thinking of myself to be thankful; it's human nature.
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>>1232134
Okay, I think I get it. I'm younger and I probably haven't been on that side of things so much yet.

Still, I'm probably getting away from myself. What training are we wanting to do? I myself am a sucker for nailing down levelup moves. Screech for Gobbs, magical leaf for Bella, etc.
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>>1232196
stat training is also a good option, we lack a lot of the diversity our old team had.

Zappy with his broken special attack and defense
Destiny with her insane dodge
Vlad with his crazy speed
Levi with her broken attack stat

We're 28 threads in and none of our team really excel at anything.
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>>1232213
>We're 28 threads in and none of our team really excel at anything.
But Mace excels at being really old.
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>>1232213
Well this quest is also going at a much slower pace. We have trained almost every day.

I think moves for Bella and Dice. HP for Gobs and Energy Evasion for Mace.
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Hmm, so we should be able to grab:

Bella: Poison Sting(easy), Magical Leaf(Probable), Cut (already started)

Dice: Flail (probable)

Gobble:Defense Curl(easy), Screech (Probable) [Odor Sleuth and Recycle need to be added to the pastebin]

Mace: Smack Down (probable) [Mud-Slap is in the pastebin twice]

I think we can get those marked (easy) down really quickly. If we decide to try for something more long-term and exotic, I'd like to see us teach Mace Gravity. I understand people will probably want to focus on energy training and meditation, which is cool too.

Come to think of it though, we should probably have Bella tutor our other 'mon in the way of Toxic, assuming TM moves can work like that.
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>>1232335
I really think Hana's Tirtuga or however that is spelt and Dice should train together. Pray for Aqua Jet.

Mace and Gobble don't have many other good moves so I say we should focus on stats for now.
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>>1232335
I admit I'm not the most knowledgeable about Pokemon moves, but why are you interested in Mace learning Gravity?
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[If I had to guess, it's that Gravity is one of those niche moves that works well with the quest format but doesn't see love in competitive metagame. It grounds flying pokemon, negates effects like Magnet Rise, prevents stuff like Fly or Hi Jump Kick, and in general just ruins some stalling strategies or fucks up some flying Pokemon's strategy.

Thanks for the kind words everyone. I always feel terrible cancelling. I'm looking forward to the next thread and also made some notes for a girl talk bin that may or may not end in lewds.

So far we have:
Janebin
Rule 63 bin
Girl-talk bin

Any subject or other recommendations always welcome.]
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>>1232562
Just stay awesome, you lovable turkey you. Also thanks for answering my question!
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>>1232562
any chance of the girl talk being moved up to before the 63 bin? also girl talk turning into lewd would be great!
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>>1232572
I feel a strange jealousy when i think about the girls lewding without Herb. Doc, I think I'm too invested in these fiction characters!
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>>1232562
>>1232572
Not to say I don't think the girl talk bin with lewd wouldn't be hot. It sounds very hot indeed.
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>>1232548
Several reasons, actually.
1. Gravity powers are kickass.
2. Gravity multiplies the accuracy of all moves by 5/3. This means that all moves with an accuracy of at least 60% now hit 100% of the time, namely Stone Edge, or negating evasion increases.
3. None of our pokemon can fly (Mace's limited fuel doesn't count to me yet.) By grounding flyers, we can prevent them from staying out of our range.
4. We can cancel/block bounce, fly, splash, jump kick, high jump kick, magnet rise, telekinesis, sky drop, and flying press.
5. We can prevent flying types from avoiding Bella's toxic spikes
6. We can hit flying types and levitators with ground moves.
7. We can maybe cheese it to suppress stealth rocks, which normally float in the air.
8. Mace is a little guy and he'll likely be fighting bigger, heavier opponents who will be more affected and less likely to be able to move and more likely to get stuck. *cough*Lairon*cough*
9. It will probably make sandstorm hurt like a bitch.
10. We can train under 10X gravity Dragonball style.
11. What if Mace is upside-down when he uses it? Does that make anti-gravity?
12. I have a mental image of us falling off a cliff and being saved by anti-gravity.
13. Did I mention it was kickass?
14. Throwing the projectile trajectory of our opponents attacks off.

Basically, it's pretty damn versatile.

Also, I really want to see if recycle works on rare candy.

>>1232562
I'm tempted to request bins anytime character interactions happen off-screen. Hana talking about lewd things with Val. Hana talking about Mainlanders customs with Keira. Whatever was suggested is going on between Val and Laki when Val asked to sleep with us. Jane saying hurtful things to Laki. Jane's internal decision process to re-classify us from reverse-flash tier misery architect to rival. Jane spreading rumors about us to Val/Polu. It seems like you have concrete things in mind, or maybe you just know how to tease. But bits like the meditation bins are so goddamn juicy to me. Even more than a lot of Lewds.
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>>1232597
We could probably combine Gravity with Rock Wrecker or Stone edge for some sort of special move, Asteroid Impact maybe? Blackhole Blitz?
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>>1232600
Have Mace zip up in the air, use gravity to immobilize/slow them, then zip down in the gravity with energy boost/aiming. Maybe use tackle on impact.

My god.

The planetary piledriver.
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>>1232597
>But bits like the meditation bins are so goddamn juicy to me. Even more than a lot of Lewds.

this anon, I like this guy he gets it
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>>1232562
Gobble, any chance we can get a short write up of Val's thoughts on her night with Herb?
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[You absolutely can. I want to encourage more combos and things. I think one thing I might try in the next combat is that high rolls (not necessarily in crit range) or 'setup votes' allow for options about a followup move. Also the reverse, where using a move like Tackle lets you hit and run behind cover for extra defense/evasion]

>>1232597
>>1232572
[Absolutely. I didn't want to get into scenes without the MC too much because they'd feel a bit masturbatory (in a QM sense, not literal sense) but if people enjoy that, I'm very happy to do it.]
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>>1232611
Oh fuck, and set up w/ iron defenses so we don't wreck our own shit.

>>1232612
>>1232619
My respected peers of a particular range phenotypes.

>>1232620
I'm sure we'd be happy to watch you masturbate! In a literary sense.
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>>1232620
nah you're fine on that front, from what I have seen your respect of player agency is leaps and bounds above what is the average for QM's.

You would have to fall a long way in order for your work to become masturbatory in that sense, and I for one would be sure to inform you on your way down if it ever happened.

tl;dr relax you're fine
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>>1232620
Don't worry Gobble, I'm super interested to hear more thoughts and interaction of your girls, so please feel free to write as you want. You never be too masturbatory for us.
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>>1232623
>>1232627
>>1232634
[I am the luckiest QM to have such great players. Alright. Prepare of side stories galore.]
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>>1232643
Truly, we are blessed this day.
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>>1232643
I love side stories, thank you Gobble.

in fact if you ever have an off day where you don't want to deal with main story stuff some side stories would be a great replacement thread.

can we get some side stories of Kat every now and then? just slice of life stuff after the quest ended with her and the gang doing stuff as adults would be cool

We love you Gobble!
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[Any subjects you'd like the girls to discuss?]
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>>1232620
>but if people enjoy that, I'm very happy to do it.]
I'm surprised you think that people wouldn't.
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>>1232658
I'd like to see Hana get all awkward after revealing her power level and the other girls getting confused by it. Maybe Laki gets it or Val since they both seem to know about mainland culture.

I'd like to see Val and Keira swapping make up tips and the others secretly taking notes.

For Laki I'd actually like her to lower her guard a bit and may be get all self-conscious and start bullying one of the girls that noticed or something like that.

Sorry none of these are really subjects per say.
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>>1232658
General things, interests, gossip, Dic-Herb, pokemon.

as long as they have fun I'll read it. Heck I'll read it anyway.
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>>1232658
anything is fine, you know what you're doing so it'll turn out good independent of topic.
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>>1232666
>so are dicks usually that big or what?

also keira asking advice indirectly about her issue with Herb
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>>1232658
Boys.

Especially our best boy, but Polu too. Val's had a boyfriend before. Have the others? Apparently Jane's been burned before romantically. It'd be interesting to get their opinions on length vs girth vs the motion of the ocean.

Now that I give it some thought though, pokemon training. I want to hear about how Laki's bonding with Wailmer. If Val is considering any further battling/ gyms. A tm is a tempting prize, especially if it would be appealing in a contest. I wanna know what sort of personality Tropius has. I wanna know if Togepi is getting more disciplined. I wanna know how Dewpider was caught. Hell, I want them to all swap stories about how they met/caught their pokemon. I WANNA KNOW WHAT KEIRA WILL DO IF NINCADA WANTS TO EVOLVE!

I want Val to do their hair and Keira to read their auras.

I want Laki and Keira to make the others jealous of their massage times. (Because I want to be asked to rub the others down too, especially Hana's stumps.)

I want Keira to feel awkward about being treated as holy and other by Laki/Polu.

I want Hana to pull Laki aside and tell her what nicknames cross the line or dredge up sour memories.

I want Laki to get trussed up in a sundress.

I really really want to see Val and Laki's will-they-won't-they developments. (I'm conflicted about whether I want them to get together. As long as Val doesn't make a decision she regrets, whichever that would be.)

I want all the girls in priestess masks. ( assuming that's not blaspheme)

I want Hana to introduce Keira to video games.

I'm gonna be honest, I don't know a lot about girl talk.

Overall, you have a great opportunity to flesh out both your characters and setting, and we're probably going to be eager to eat it up as fast as you can produce it. But you're going to have to make a judgement call about what things should be revealed to the players in real-time in-character, and what doesn't need to be. I feel like you've got a good handle on that though, and even when we do know some things Herb doesnt, between you and us we play in-character pretty damn well.

Also, hottest of pictures. If you've got sauce, I'd like to review it.
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>>1232658
oh also forgot, boob comparisons. I'm not sur eifd that actually happens, but it's hot.

you're a girl, Gobble, you know what girls talk about, just make it sound natural
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>>1232686
>I want Laki to get trussed up in a sundress.
All my yes

It's also not a will they won't they, because as long as herb hasn't picked a waifu, they'll both be available.

>>1232658
Not so much talk, but them doing their hair and nails would be great, typical girl stuff.
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>>1232691
Unless we play matchmaker. I'm not advocating it. But if Val asks our advice as to whether or not she should go for gold, I would like to say something like "go for it if it's what you want, and if you feel like you're not ready or don't want a casual encounter, feel good with that choice."
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>>1232695
You realize people without noble intentions are going to abuse your sentimentality, all for furthering their own waifu war goal.
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>>1232686
I love this kind of obsession, even if the topics of the bin really don't matter to me. You are crazy in the best ways anon.
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>>1232697
If I have one defining character trait, it's an excessive amount of patience.

If I had a second, it'd be a propensity for extremely, usually detrimentally high or low levels of interest.

Those are actually things I need to work on. But it does my heart good to know I can be productively obsessive, too.
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>>1232701
Clearly you need to put those talents to use writing more smut.
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>>1232695
If we play matchmaker I'm going with Val/Hana. Laki can go find a nice islander boy like Polu.

>>1232738
Supporting this anon. They have a good idea.
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Generally character development & funny situations would be good for the girls, things like laki picking trying to pick up beauty tips from val/kiera while being non chalant/underhanded about it, hana trying to increase her confidence & ending up peer pressured into climbing a high tree with kiera & falling, or having an arm wrestle with laki (robo arm vs muscle girl). favourite pokemon, childhood stories, herb talk being about MORE than his horse d, & the lewdness being an undercurrent of the conversation about his food or battle training, or how weird he acts, Maybe get on the topic of jane from laki, & end up discussing wether or not she's a paranoid bitter hothead, or if her theory on herb being a manipulative sociopath is true? (surely NOBODY could be that airheaded gentle & yet badass & with such a huge di-), make plans together, ask val asking about things to do across the islands

Just a fun sidestory for character development, interaction between characters we dont usually see, aspirations, how they think & feel, & general lulz, pizzaanon had plenty of good ideas
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>>1232955
>>1232686
I want them to have a really girly sleepover, love the idea of makeup from kiera, & dressing up from val, with hana being self concious, laki rejecting it out of embarrasment but pressured into it & loving it, & kiera being not fully understanding & just playing about, Shit would be so cash Maybe it could be set during the time they were waiting for herb to get back to the yacht before they got worried & kiera went out looking?
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I do care about one thing now that I've thought about it more, if it's not too much to ask I would like it to be canon. Non-canon things are fine too but only when they are lewd.

This is just my personal preference.
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>>1232658
Kiera asking Val and Hana about main land stuff would be nice. "Why do you call it mac and cheese if all your adding to the pasta is a powder?" Just innocent stuff.
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>>1232658
>>1232988
Speaking of which the reverse would also be nice, Val and Hana wondering about island specific traditions or anything cool to look forward to on the other islands that they may not have heard about yet.
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>>1232658
I'd like to see them discuss their own Pokemon. Like if Laki is having trouble with Wailmer, Hana might suggest something since he loves water types. I figure during the main quest having interactions with every person and their Pokemon might be much, but little stuff like how Jane praised her Fletchinder and how others interact with their Pokemon help things feel natural.
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>>1232658
Laki fantasizing about Herb wearing a naked apron
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Training Day

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. Infact, you can do more than one move in a row like the anime, but so can your opponents.

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: 2
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>>1233540
Oh yaaaaaah! It's Poketime!
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Finally caught up on all of Kat's and John's adventures just in time for a new one. Life is good, boys. Amazing quests, Gobble.
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>>1233551
Good for you anon, what was your favorite moment?

My body is ready
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“You’re a good guy, Herb. But you’re too nice. Some broken girl is going to bring you all her problems and you’ll keep trying to fix them until you’re all used up, burnt out, and bitter. I don’t ever want to see that happen to you. When you settle down with a girl, make sure she’s a sweet as you, okay?”

You lose yourself in thought for a moment. You probably should be training right now, considering the commitment you made and the big breakfast you have to work off. You want to be really prepared for the next challenge.

You glance back over. Laki has a smile on her face, but she quickly forces it away. “What?” She pushes you relatively gently. “Stop it! What?”

>”Someone like you?”
>”Someone like Hana?”
>”Someone like Valerie?”
>”Someone like Keira?”
>”Someone like Jane?”
>”Someone like Polu?”
>Ask for advice on training
>Want to battle?
>Something else
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>>1233566
>>”Someone like you?”

IT'S TIME!
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>>1233566
>>”Someone like you?”
If she starts stuttering or blushing just start running
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>>1233566
>>”Someone like you?”
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>>1233566
>Sweet like you?
Herb should say this to Laki.
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>>1233566
>”Someone like Jane?”
Although I like the idea of making Laki blush by picking her I'll stick to my guns.
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>>1233566
>”Someone like you?”
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Also hi Gobble hope you're having a good day so far!
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>>1233566
>”Someone like Jane?”
Because her reaction to this comment would be as fun as telling her she's sweet.
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>>1233582
The fact you voted for that un-ironically is really cute anon, I like jane too
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>>1233588
[Great! Thanks! Much better. That was the pissiest I've been in a long time.]
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>>1233555
From the last quest, I'd either go with training with Vernon or the finish of the match against Robert. That double 100 was amazing.

For Island Quest, I'd say falling for the curse prank near the beginning.
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>>1233594
Thanks anon
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>>1233566
>”Someone like you?”
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>>1233566
>Someone like Keira?
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>>1233610
The training had a lot of good moments like capturing Oberon and the battle against Raistlin. My favorite was the last battle, Kat vs Robin the beam struggle finish I was on the edge of my seat waiting for Gobble's posts although Robin vs Violet was it's own kind of satisfying.

As for this one the fire gym battle was pretty hot.
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This vote doesn't decide who we're ultimately going for does it? Because I wouldn't like that.
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>>1233630
[Nah. It's nowhere near a route-lock.]
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>>1233629
I don't know how I forgot about Violet getting outplayed by Robin. That was amazing.
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>>1233632
Okay then cool.
back to being a lurker
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>>1233630
Yes it is, we've won we've won!!!!
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>>1233566
>>”Someone like you?”
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>>1233651
Don't bully lurkers, anon.
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>>1233651
Don't be rude to your fellow anons, anon. This is a place of butts and food, not gloating. We leave that to the alternate universe where people control Jane.
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>>1233667
o-okay
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>>1233677
Great I'm now picturing this image with Dice in sharpedos place, Bella as gardevoir and Gobble or Mace as the sceptile
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>>1233667
>the alternate universe where people control Jane
Holy fuck that is a great idea. Can we get some threads from other characters' perspective? Just a couple of them, at some point where we are in different islands and such, to see how they're doing, getting more exposition for them and all.

So far we only get to know their thoughts in post-thread discussion anyway, I think it would be pretty sweet.
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"Someone like you?"

“Psh! Come on.” She pushes you again. “Don’t be sarcastic. It doesn’t suit you.”

“I mean it.” You blink. “You’re really sweet, Laki.” It just comes out of you easily. You can’t say the word ‘no’ without feeling your heart pound out of your body, you can’t say a lot of what you think sometimes, but this just feels natural. It’s a statement of fact.

She slowly turns a deep shade of red. The sound of the wind in the trees becomes the loudest thing around.

“W-what are...” She turns her face away, covers it with one arm, and sloppily reaches out with the other at you. “Don’t look! Just..shut up. Some dirt flew in my eye.”

“Want me to take a look?”

“I...no. I'm fine.” She bends over, wipes her face, and looks back to you. She’s still red and looks like she ate of bunch of spicy food. She gets you in a headlock again before you can say anything. “You’re a real jerk idiot moron, you know that?”

“What’d I do-” She cuts you off with a face full of breast. Then she tickles you without mercy. You do your best to fight her off, but you’re still sore from all that training and you can’t see. There may or may not be a part of you that doesn’t want to fight too hard, considering your position.

She eventually lets you go. “A teasing for a teasing, Soft Hands. Next time you say something stupid like that, I’ll really let you have it.”

She doesn’t give you a chance to respond. She hitches her bag up and starts heading off. “Go train.” You can’t see her smile, but you can hear it in her voice.

You don’t understand girls at all. You thought it was just a simple compliment.

You unwrinkle your clothes as much as you can, and turn to your pokemon. You guess it’s time to train. You bet if you concentrate on one goal for everyone, you’ll get more progress.

>Let’s each learn a new move
>Let’s all work on stats today
>Everyone should work on their unique training (Mace’s energy control, Dice’s drunken master, etc)
>Let’s all get good battle experience with some free for all training
>Go look for a trainer to battle. There’s no experience like the real thing
>Something else
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>>1233710
>>Let’s each learn a new move
Poison sting, Flail, uh body slam maybe, and something for mace....

Also good lord that was cute
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>>1233710
>Everyone should work on their unique training (Mace’s energy control, Dice’s drunken master, etc)
I can't wait for Gobble to learn how to do a devastating, dancing hip check.
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>>1233710
>Go look for a trainer to battle. There’s no experience like the real thing
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>>1233710
>Let’s each learn a new move
We still need more options for battles.
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>>1233710
>Everyone should work on their unique training (Mace’s energy control, Dice’s drunken master, etc)
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>>1233710
>Let’s each learn a new move

Poison sting, flail, defense curl, smack down.

It should go pretty quickly.
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>>1233710
>Let’s all get good battle experience with some free for all training
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>>1233710
>>Everyone should work on their unique training (Mace’s energy control, Dice’s drunken master, etc)
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>>1233710
>Let’s each learn a new move
then if we have time
>Go look for a trainer to battle. There’s no experience like the real thing
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If you guys are serious about the moves Ice Punch or Aqua Jet would be my suggestions for Dice, Poison Sting is good for Bella but I'd also push for Toxic, Smack Down or Bulldoze for Mace and for Gobble Body Slam or Rest to later progress into snore and sleep talk training
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>>1233710
>Let’s each learn a new move
Is our not-date with Jane today?
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>>1233757
She said she would find us.
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>>1233755
Bella already has toxic. I like going in order on the levelup move list, because those moves can usually be learned quickly and you get good bang/buck that way. I'd like to get >>1232335 out of the way before starting on anything exotic.

>>1233757
She said she'd find us when she felt like it. Apparently she's keeping tabs on our movements, which is a little bit concerning.
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>>1233769
That's fine, screech would be really good for Gobble hell Dice too is Gobble could help Dice with it down the line. I just love using that rest sleep talk combo especially since we aren't hampered by 4 moves.
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>>1233770
Oh, no doubt that's a tasty combo, and I'm excited for it. But those moves will come easier as a snorlax. I like the way you think with having Gobbs help Dice with Screech.

Now that we have access to Recycle, do we want to give Gobble a Citrus Berry or the Silk Scarf during the gym battle?
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“Let’s all learn a new move. We’ll work together, and that way we can all help each other out, okay? If there's time after that, we'll figure out what else to do.”

Everyone seems to be agreeable with that. Mace offers a salute, you think. Gobble looks back from trying to shake a fruit loose from a tree and nods. Belladonna stands on a rock like she’s making a proclamation that she won’t need help. Dice chews on a stick.

“Alright team. In that case, here’s what we’re going to learn today. Gobble, your move will be...”

>Screech
>Stockpile
>Fling
>Body Slam
>Something else
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>>1233794
>>Body Slam
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>>1233794
>Stockpile
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>>1233794
>Body Slam

I'm imagining that by the end of the quest Gobbles will have an entire wardrobe, like for fighting he enjoys wearing a sumo outfit.
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>>1233794
>Stockpile
Shenaniganlax is best lax
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>>1233794
>Something else
>Defense Curl

Quick and easy.
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>>1233794
>Stockpile
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>>1233794
>Body Slam
With this we'll have a good, reliable attack for a long-ass time.
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>>1233794
>>Body Slam
A solid stab move with great longevity
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>>1233794
>Body Slam
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>>1233794
>Body Slam
Yeah reliable attack first
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>>1233794
>Body Slam
Time to swing that girth around.
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>>1233794
>>Body Slam
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“Body Slam! I know you can do it, Gobble. It’s just like Tackle, but, well, more.”

He looks up at the hanging fruit high in the tree. He takes a few steps back, then uses Tackle.

“Yeah, sort of like that, but more with the belly." You try to extend your stomach and smack it. "I’ll come back around if give you some tips, okay?

He looks back and nods, then gives it another go.

You stroke your chin and look down at Mace. His face twitches a few times as he listens in to the sounds of the nearby forest.

“Mace. How are you feeling?”

He tilts his body up at you. Hard to read, that Mace. But you’re getting better. He’s up for whatever you want to throw at him.

“Alright. In that case, let’s work on...”

>Stealth Rock
>Smack Down
>Explosion
>Gravity
>Tri-Attack
>Something else
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>>1233899
>Gravity
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>>1233899
>Gravity
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>>1233899
>Stealth Rock
Sneaky pebbles are always fun
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>>1233899
>Gravity

I highly doubt we'll nail it down today, but goddamn this is tasty.
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>>1233899
>around if give

first time I've caught a Butt live.

>Gravity
Wonder what it'd be like if Mace mastered his energy bursts and could eventually just float around like his Solrock cousins.
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>>1233899
>>Gravity
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>>1233899
>Stealth Rock
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I just checked the tab and saw 64 missed comments. I thought we weren't running today!

>>1233899
>Gravity
Not that my vote counts for much on these, but I've been sold on the idea thematically. Mace being an asshole flying around while everything else kneels on the ground beholding his lasery glory tickles the shit out of me.
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>>1233899
>Gravity
This'll be fun.
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>>1233899
God imagine sneaky pebbles and gravity, smack people right onto them.
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>>1233899
>>Stealth Rock
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>>1233963
A fine butt indeed.
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>>1233963
>>1233984

Very fine indeed
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>>1233949
Totally ready for Inception battles.
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“Yours is going to be a bit different. I read about this move before, Gravity. It’ll be really helpful against flying types. In fact, I bet it would have been handy with the Fire Gym.”

You describe the move to him in more detail, and set him some room in some tall grass. His task is to use gravity to flatten the grass around him. You walk over to Bella, who is confidently boasting to Dice about something atop her rock.

“Belladonna. How’s my beautiful little flower today?”

She beams and leaps into your arms. She’s gone from braggart to cuddly, adorable, and helpless in a second.

“What move are we going to teach you today?” You poke her where her nose would be. Huh. You wonder how she smells.


>Poison Jab and Poison Sting
>Magical Leaf
>Sweet Scent
>Venoshock
>Petal Blizzard
>Bullet Seed
>Something else
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>>1234049
>Poison Jab and Poison Sting

Good, physical poison coverage will do her well, I think. Magical leaf for next time.
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>>1234049
>>Venoshock

She already knows Toxic yeah? This is an awesome follow up.
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>>1234049
Poison Jab and Poison Sting
Need some handy attacks.
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>>1234049
>Poison Jab and Poison Sting
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>>1234049
>Venoshock

Hits pretty well even without the extra boost.
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>>1234049
>>Venoshock
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>>1234049
>>Poison Jab and Poison Sting
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>>1234049
>Poison Jab and Poison Sting
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>>1234049
>>Poison Jab and Poison Sting
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“How’s poison Jab and Poison Sting sound?”

She sticks out two pointy thorns to show you she can handle learning it. You almost drop her in surprise. “Careful! Don’t prick me with anything poison.”

She giggles. You weren’t joking. You set her down. “Your task is straightforward. Punch through this rock, okay? I’ll come back and check how you’re doing.”

She reaches up at you pathetically and makes a noise. You lean over and give her a little kiss on the head. She glows with happiness, but when she realizes Dice is watching she makes a lot of angry noises until he wanders away.

You go catch up with Dice. He seems to have forgotten all about it already and is just wandering around looking at things. He pokes a stick.

“Let’s see, what would be a good move for you right now?”

>Flail
>Aqua Tail
>Focus Punch, just like Gobble
>Mimic
>Screech
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>>1234241
>Aqua Jet
Priority priority priority.
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>>1234241
>Mimic

It's too tempting.
Plus, maybe this will help him pick up moves like screech/focus punch/toxic from gobble/bella later down the line.
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>>1234241
>>Aqua Tail
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>>1234241
>>Flail
Dang I love this croc
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>>1234241
>>Aqua Tail
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>>1234241
>>Aqua Tail
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>>1234241
>Mimic
Mostly because I think it works with his drunken fist inspired fighting style
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>>1234241
>Aqua Tail
Yeah it's really strong.
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>>1234241
>Aqua Tail

Damn i'm so late, was hoping to get here to suggest Sandstorm for Mace
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>>1234241
>>Mimic

Sounds fun.
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>>1234241
>Aqua Tail

Bella is adorable
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>>1234241
>>Mimic

Totodile aren't supposed to learn it at all, but okay?

Stuff like Screech and Focus Punch (and Chip Away and eventually Fling) are probably best learned in a joint training session so Gobble can help out.

>>1234305
I think Double Team could be fun for that. I imagine it would also make him a pain to read.
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>>1234364
Man Jane hasn't battled Dice, I seriously can't wait for her reactions to his style
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>>1234390
>"What'd you do to that poor Totodile he looks like he's drunk!"
>"No he isn't! I made sure to keep my sherry awa- Wait where did I put it again?"
>"Aaah!!!"
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You snap your fingers. “Alright, Dice. Here’s the plan! We’re going to learn Aqua Tail!” You really try to pump him up.

But he stares blankly at you.

“Y’know, a water move that uses your tail. See?” You make whooshing noises and wag like you have one. Bella laughs and it makes you more self-conscious than you’d like to admit.

Mace seems to get it though, and he starts swinging his tail around and walking backwards.

“Well, a bit like that. Kinda. We’ll get it.” You set him up a task to take down a bunch of upright bamboo. Now that you look at it, this island seems to have a lot of it. He gets to work smacking it with his tail, but doesn’t make much progress due to the restrictive spacing. That’s okay, that just means they’ll last longer and he can get more practice out of it.

You sit down on a tree stump for a moment and look around to see how everyone else is doing. They just started, so you don’t want to pressure them too much by hovering over their shoulders.

A caw grabs your attention. Your head snaps up.

“Murkrow! How are you?”

It caws and flies down, setting it’s bag full of goodies on the ground. It looks like he trusts you enough to show you some goods to choose from, and make an offer.

You lean over and reach to pick one up to examine it, but he caws and pecks at your hand. You retract it before he can make contact, though,

“Alright. Alright. But you get better results with honey!” Well, that depends on the dish, but he knows what you mean.

>Offer your shiny but high value coins for that TM, whatever it is.
>Offer your spare Sunny Day for whatever’s in that small metal box
>Bella’s Pin Missiles can be pretty shiny. Ask her to shoot you one in exchange for that muddy stone.
>Give it your camping lighter for that fishing tackle
>Something else
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>>1234489
>>Offer your spare Sunny Day for whatever’s in that small metal box
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>>1234489
>>Offer your spare Sunny Day for whatever’s in that small metal box
MYSTERY BOX, MYSTERY BOX, MYSTERY BOX!
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>>1234489
>>Offer your spare Sunny Day for whatever’s in that small metal box
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>>1234489
>>Offer your spare Sunny Day for whatever’s in that small metal box
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>>1234489
>Offer your shiny but high value coins for that TM, whatever it is
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>>1234489

>Offer your shiny but high value coins for that TM, whatever it is.
>Offer your spare Sunny Day for whatever’s in that small metal box
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>>1234489
>>Offer your spare Sunny Day for whatever’s in that small metal box
>>Bella’s Pin Missiles can be pretty shiny. Ask her to shoot you one in exchange for that muddy stone.

We can do both can't we? Also none of our pokemon know anything with fire do they, otherwise I'd offer the lighter too.
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>>1234489
>Offer your spare Sunny Day for whatever’s in that small metal box
How can we not go for the MYSTERY BOX?
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>>1234489
>Offer your shiny but high value coins for that TM, whatever it is.
>Offer your spare Sunny Day for whatever’s in that small metal box
Why not both?
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>>1234489
>Offer your shiny but high value coins for that TM, whatever it is.
>Offer your spare Sunny Day for whatever’s in that small metal box

Open to both of these trades. Honestly as long as he's fine accepting TMs if they're shiny enough its not like there's much risk; we can just trade it back later for something else.
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>>1234489
>Offer your shiny but high value coins for that TM, whatever it is.
Remember that we got our first Sunny Day TM from crowbro already; it likely won't hold much value.
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>>1234489
>Offer your spare Sunny Day for whatever’s in that small metal box
Or
>Offer your shiny but high value coins for that TM, whatever it is.

I want to trade away whichever is less valuable, the coins or spare Sunny Day.
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>>1234489
>>Offer your spare Sunny Day for whatever’s in that small metal box
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>>1234489
>Offer your shiny but high value coins for that TM, whatever it is
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>>1234489
>Offer your spare Sunny Day for whatever’s in that small metal box
>Bella’s Pin Missiles can be pretty shiny. Ask her to shoot you one in exchange for that muddy stone.
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We should also practice our healing on our own muscle soreness and if successful work out more and cook gainz food for everyone

>metal box
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>>1233551
[I forgot to reply, but thanks!]
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>>1234596
I kinda wish we had sympathetic healing, where we heal by taking the wounds onto ourself.
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>>1233629
>beam struggle
Gobble ran a DBZ quest?
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>>1234702
I'd play a Gobble DBZ quest...

Well, maybe not. Maybe if we played as Gohan during his highschool days. Great Saiyaman Arc best Arc.
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“I’ll give you this shiny new TM, and these shiny coins, for that box and that other TM.”

It considers your offer. It gave you a Sunny Day TM before, but it wasn’t very shiny. And shininess seems like a big part of what it considers valuable. Colourfulness seems to help, too.

It makes a grunt-like noise and drags the items over. It keeps stopping to look back and make sure you’re not trying any funny business. You place the coins and TM down and let him take them away.

With the exchange done, Murkrow gives you a respectful nod.

“Want to stay for l-”

It caws and flies off.

“I guess not. Okay. See you around!” You wave.

You put your attention back on your pokemon. It doesn’t seem like anyone is making too much progress. Gobble is tossing himself at the tree. Mace is pulling down the grass with gravity, but it doesn’t stay down and when he relaxes it they blades just spring back up. Bella isn’t doing much to the stone with her jabs, and Dice’s tail doesn’t have enough room to wind up a powerful swing in that bamboo cluster.

As you stand back and watch, it becomes clear that they could switch jobs and complete all four tasks much quicker. But should you have them do that? They might get stronger by doing it the hard way. Of course, they might learn more about teamwork if they take care of each other’s jobs.

>Tell them to switch tasks. They’ll be done in no time once they do.
>Drop some hints to switch tasks, but let them figure it out.
>Keep encouraging them. They’ll do it the hard way but master their moves well because of it
>Offer an incentive for the first one to finish. Some friendly competition might be a good thing
>Something else
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>>1234489
>Mace seems to get it
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>>1234710
>Keep encouraging them. They’ll do it the hard way but master their moves well because of it
>Offer an incentive for the first one to finish. Some friendly competition might be a good thing
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>>1234710
>>Offer an incentive for the first one to finish. Some friendly competition might be a good thing
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>>1234713
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>>1234710
Hmm this is a tough one.
>Tell them to switch task. They'll be done in no time once they do.
Personally i think them getting the basics would be best. We can work on mastery after they have it down.
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>>1234710
>>Keep encouraging them. They’ll do it the hard way but master their moves well because of it
>Offer an incentive for the first one to finish. Some friendly competition might be a good thing.
>Make the a special meal for the winner.
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>>1234710
>>Keep encouraging them. They’ll do it the hard way but master their moves well because of it

Team Mom Herb go!
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>>1234710
>>Keep encouraging them. They’ll do it the hard way but master their moves well because of it

we don't have them out at the same time that often for battles, usually have them go out in succession so teamwork seems slightly less useful than getting the fundamentals of combat moves down.
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>>1234710
>Keep encouraging them. They’ll do it the hard way but master their moves well because of it

Except maybe Gobble, if there's any water around could we try to get him to make the biggest splash with a belly flop to train body slam?
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>>1234732
It's like you want Gobble to break the forest with his gut or something.
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>>1234730
That's not a very good butt, she looks so sad :(
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>>1234710
>Keep encouraging them. They’ll do it the hard way but master their moves well because of it
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>>1234710
>>Keep encouraging them. They’ll do it the hard way but master their moves well because of it
damn my need to have social interactions, I missed the beginning

on the plus side, Logan is pretty good
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>>1234710
>>1234732
I'll second this.
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>>1234710
>Keep encouraging them. They’ll do it the hard way but master their moves well because of it
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>>1234710
>Keep encouraging them. They’ll do it the hard way but master their moves well because of it
There will be other opportunities to teach teamwork anyways.

>>1234732
If we do this and Gobble doesn't win he might just burn Take to the ground.
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>>1234779
>He learns Fire punch from sheer anger.
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>>1234797
>sample

You're slipping Gobble
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“Keep at it, guys! I believe in you! Don’t get discouraged if it’s hard right now, it’ll get easier!”

The team responds to that a bit and gets a little more energy in their efforts. It doesn’t last forever, though. You walk around and give pointers here and there. You have Bella attack in a quick one-two so her poison penetrates quickly into the small chips of stone. You tell Dice to move the rest of his body first so there’s a lot of momentum in his tail swing. Gobble’s is trickier, but the whole point of Body Slam is to slam onto something with your belly, so you suggest he try angling his leap to the side if he’s going to hit against the tree. Mace is hard too, but you think Mace’s problem is that he needs to just master doing it on a smaller area first and then expand after he gets that down.

Oh yeah! You open the box and take a look. Earrings! Fancy looking earrings! Wow. They look intricately carved and have two blue gems of some kind. You think they’re not expensive gems, but you’re not sure.

Everyone’s been at it for a long time. “Alright. Break time, guys.” You serve up a filling lunch with what you have available. Gobble’s been really eating a lot lately and every time you think you packed too much, he proves you wrong.

It feels like the team has made a lot of progress. You can keep training and perfect it today, or maybe you should leave it for now. You sort of want to keep going because they’re on a roll and Laki really got you pumped about it, but is there such a thing as overtraining? You might be going too soft on them, and if that happens, they won’t be prepared. Plus there’s Polu and Jane to worry about. Their talk about rivals and battling is starting to get to you a little.


>Train train train! We’ll get strong!
>Call Jane and see if she wants to meet for coffee
>Go shopping for the rest of the day
>Go back to the yacht and relax or sleep. You’re pooped
>Something else
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>>1234908
>>Call Jane and see if she wants to meet for coffee
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>>1234908
>>Call Jane and see if she wants to meet for coffee
didn't we tell jane that blue brings out her eyes? Crowbro confirmed Janefag
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>>1234908
>>Train train train! We’ll get strong!
trainfag goes for the win
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>>1234908
>>Call Jane and see if she wants to meet for coffee
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>>1234908
How many days do we have to train before we got to go?
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>>1234908
>Call Jane and see if she wants to meet for coffee
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>>1234908
>Call Jane and if she wants to meet for coffee
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>>1234908
>Go back to the yacht and relax or sleep. You’re pooped
who to give the earrings to...
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>>1234908
>Train train train! We’ll get strong!
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>>1234908
>>Train train train! We’ll get strong!

Though I'm also tempted by the relaxing option, it has been a pretty busy day after all. Wonder what would happen if we taught Hana how to do massages and she could use her vibrate function as well.
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>>1234908
>Train train train! We’ll get strong!
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>>1234908
>Call Jane and see if she wants to meet for coffee
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>>1234908
>Train train train! We’ll get strong!
Let's finish the moves.
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>>1234960
Hmm i'm intrigued by the possibility of teaching Hana
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>>1234908
>Call Jane and see if she wants to meet for coffee

My main questions are what the earrings are made of, and did they belong to anyone else?
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>>1234983
I'd be more suprised if they weren't stolen from someone or from a shop somewhere.
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>>1234983
don't look a gift horsea in the mouth anon
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>>1234908
>Train train train! We’ll get strong!
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>>1234983
Jane had blue earrings iirc, cause we recommended the color to her. I hope they're not hers...
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>>1234908

>Train train train! We’ll get strong!
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>>1234908
>Call Jane and see if she wants to meet for coffee

Now to wait until she gets angry at us because the earrings are the equivalent of a wedding ring on these islands. It'll be worth it.
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“I think that’s it for now everyone. Great work! We’ll pick the rest up later.”

They all flop over. You’re glad you gave them that extra energy food, or you suspect they’d be drained a lot earlier. They’ve been working hard. Sometimes you find that you get a lot of progress on something when you step away for a bit and come back to it fresh.

You stretch, then call up Jane to see if she’d like to grab that coffee. Hopefully she trusts you enough to not accuse you of drugging hers or something. You don’t want to sound like a jerk, but on some occasions, rarely, that girl can really steam your noodles and you just want to tell her to suck a lemon!

You stop yourself from going down that line of thought. You don’t want to get bitter. You ring her up and listen for an answer.

“You.” She must have your ID programed in.

You ask if she’s free for coffee and nearby. She confirms both, then tells you to hang on for a minute. You overhear her in the pokedex. “You got lucky, Polu. I have a d-...an appointment to go to, or I’d show you what real strength is all about.”

“Guess we’re taking a rain check then. Spiritomb, sand down. We’ll battle next time.”

Is that Polu you hear? “Hi Polu!” You shout into your pokedex.

“Is that Herb?” You can barely hear him ask. “Tell him I say hi!”

“I can hear you loud and clear. How are you doing?”

“Good, bro! We got a lot of training done. I’m totally psyched to show you. What are up t-”

“Enough! Call him yourself later!” Jane snaps. “Mainlander.” She speaks to you loudly and clearly. “Meet me at the following cafe in precisely 40 minutes.” She texts you an address and landmarks to help find it. It’s a surprisingly thorough set of instructions. She sure is organized.

You gather everyone up and start heading into town. You left your other clothes you usually carry in the yacht, and are completely unprepared for a fashion emergency. You catch yourself in the reflection of a shop window. You look okay. Not great, but fine.

>Stop in really quick and get some fancy clothes. Look spiffy.
>You’re fine. Just go.
>Scruff yourself up a little. Try to look like you don’t care at all.
>Something else
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>>1235033
Supporting both training and asking Jane for coffee.

The earrings'll make a good gift.
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>>1235080
>You’re fine. Just go.
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>>1235080
>>You’re fine. Just go.
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>>1235080
>that girl can really steam your noodles and you just want to tell her to suck a lemon!
Herb is just so darn adorable.

>You're fine. Just go.
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>>1235080
>Scruff yourself up a little. Try to look like you don’t care at all.
go for the scruffy adventurer look

>Spiritomb, sand down.
butt please
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>>1235080
>You’re fine. Just go.
She'd over-analyze everything Herb would wear anyways, might as well go with the least amount of hassle.
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>>1235080
>Spiritomb, sand down
That's a butt, I believe.
> You're fine. Just go.
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>>1235080
>Stop in really quick and get some fancy clothes. Look spiffy.
always be fashionable
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>>1235080
>You're fine. Straighten up a bit
No need to go full on if its not a date...yet.
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>>1235080
>>You’re fine. Just go.

I remember Jane specifically not wanting us to dress up for the date. Though I imagine a quick shower or something would be a good idea.
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>>1235080
>You’re fine. Just go.
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>>1235080
>You’re fine. Just go.
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>>1235080
>You’re fine. Just go.
Maybe we can just wash our face real quick and fix our hair. Did sound like we did a lot of activity, but easy stuff we can do once we get to the cafe.
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>>1235080
>>You’re fine. Just go.
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>>1235080
>You’re fine. Just go.
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You’re fine. You don’t want to overthink it. For some reason you really want Jane to like you, or at least not hate you, but you don’t think dressing fancy or playing weird games where you try to look like you don’t care will do that. Even fashion can’t solve everything.

You stop into a shop where you can get a pen and paper, and clean yourself up a bit in the washroom. Nothing fancy, just not dirty from your training. You head across the street with your pokemon in tow.

“You’re early. But I knew you would be.” Jane is already there with crossed legs and sunglasses. She’s sipping on a drink, then sets it down. There’s one there waiting for you too. “It’s hot. She just put it down.”

She’s looking pretty fashionable. You think you recognize the brand of the clothes she’s wearing. That black turtleneck really compliments her figure.


>Hey! Is that another badge? Any tips for the gym?
>Nice clothes! Looking snazzy!
>Don’t compliment. Get right into asking about the local culture
>Ask her thoughts on Polu
>Something else
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>>1235200
>Hey! Is that another badge? Any tips for the gym?
>Nice clothes! Looking snazzy!
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>>1235200
>Smile and thank her for the drink
>Nice clothes! Looking snazzy!
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>>1235200
>Nice clothes! Looking snazzy!
Always remember to tie a girl's clothes back into her own looks. After all, complimenting her clothing too much makes it seem like that's the only good-looking thing about her.

Maybe you could get into a little tit-for-tat discussion where both of you discuss fashion? She may have studied it based on our own interest.
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>>1235200
>Hey! Is that another badge? Any tips for the gym?
>thanks for the drink
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>>1235215
this
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>>1235215
Supporting
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>1235200
>Hey! Is that another badge? Any tips for the gym?
>Nice clothes! Looking snazzy!
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>>1235200
>>Don’t compliment. Get right into asking about the local culture
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>>1235200
>>1235215
I'll support this.
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>>1235200
>Thank her for the drink
>Nice clothes! Looking snazzy!
>Hey! Is that another badge? Any tips for the gym?
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