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A Taste of Home

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 odds for best of 3: 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: 3

Location: A tiny island somewhere near Take that holds Mainland pokemon

Recently: You negotiated and brought the Kecleon to a new home, and engaged in an aura mixing ritual with Keira.
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>>1483710
Hell yeah, good to see you Gobble. Nice work on the pastebin.
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Aw yea lets get this party started

Excellent pastbin Gobble
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>>1483717
[Thanks!]
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It's time!
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Time for Herb to be cute!
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That latest bin was pretty good gobble
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You arrive back at the landing spot on the beach just in time to see the sunset. Keira detaches herself from your arm and cartwheels towards the food. “So hungry!”

You give Bella a head pat when she comes to greet you. You’re starving too, though. Laki hands you a bowl when you get closer. “Took you two long enough. What did you get up to?”

“Hmm, Aura mixing.” Keira says while very quickly blessing her food. “And bathed and touched ourselves.” You nearly choke. Keira sure doesn’t mind letting anyone know.

Laki raises an eyebrow, but lowers it and gives a light chuckle and leans over to you. “Oh Keira. She never knows how things sound when she says them.”


>”Uhh...yeah.”
>Take Kiera aside, ask her to be more discreet
>”Nope, It’s exactly how it sounds.”
>Change the subject
>Something else
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>>1483764
>Change the subject
NOW!
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>>1483764
>Take Kiera aside, ask her to be more discreet
>”Nope, It’s exactly how it sounds.”
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>>1483761
>>1483726
[I appreciate it! The rule 63 is still in progress and I feel bad about the delays. We'll see it this week, though.

Writing Keira is tricky. It's hard to find that fine line between a bit alien, ignorant, and dumb.]
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>>1483764
>”Uhh...yeah.”
>Change the subject
Talk about Laki's cooking
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>>1483764
>”Uhh...yeah.”
>Change the subject
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>>1483764
>Take Kiera aside, ask her to be more discreet
Have to remind her that there's boundaries for this sort of stuff.
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>>1483764
>“Uhh...yeah."
>Change the subject
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>>1483764
>Change the subject!
>Blush blush hard!
S-so how about those uhh.. uhh.. Wow this is a nice bowl!
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>>1483764
>>”Uhh...yeah. That is exactly what happened. She asked."
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>>1483764
This >>1483791
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>>1483764
>>”Nope, It’s exactly how it sounds.”

Herb is not for secrets, he keeps them for other people not himself.
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Nice bin Gobble! It's nice to see Keira and Herb growing closer.


>>1483764
>”Nope, It’s exactly how it sounds.”

Herb is an honest boy. If Keira's comfortable talking about it, might as well be on the same page. Though,
>asking Keira about discreetness
is understandable to.
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>>1483764
>”Nope, It’s exactly how it sounds.”
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>>1483800
agreed since it's Laki it's fine but if this got out and the priesthood heard about it then it could amount to big trouble. Even telling Laki probably won't end well but it's true to Herbs character.
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>>1483824
Herb being so open and out about sexual encounters doesn't really seem true to his character
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>>1483830
but him being open in general does, and he has yet to have any sort of partner that was in any way open about it; Keira isn't hiding it at all.
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>>1483838
Yeah but he didn't go, "Yep, hana sucked my dick, Yep me'n' laki fucked.

It's out of the ordinary.
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>>1483780
>“Uhh...yeah."
>Change the subject
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>>1483764
>”Uhh...yeah.”
>Change the subject
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>>1483838
I don't think he'd just be open with it just because she was and considering he and Laki just had their own lewd time the day or so before I would think he'd me even more hesitant to talk about it.
And yes while I know that Laki probably would just joke and be okay with it but I don't think Herb would.
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>>1483852
because that's a secret he is keeping for Laki, plus modesty of course. The catalyst here is Keira bringing it up and now he has two options

Lie for his own sake which he has never once done in the entire quest and is very much opposed to doing

Or fess up and admit what happened
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>>1483867
Exactly it's a horrible idea, I just don't think Herb would lie for his own sake when Keira is fine with it.
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Herb can just say 'i'll explain later' but no need to get into deets unless laki pushes and/or keira just goes on and on about it
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>>1483868
I'd say that's using a bit harsher terms than necessary
He's a young guy still getting used to sexuality and it's very reasonable to think he'd be embarrassed to talk about things
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Herb is also shy and easily embarrased about this kind of thing. He'd rather not talk about it at all.
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>>1483886
it's a valid option but it doesn't seem the most honest and open the most "Herb" response to me so I didn't vote for it.

>>1483888
He hasn't seemed embarrassed thus far, pretty repressed but not embarrassed. At least to me.

Either way if you don't agree with me at this point then you're probably not going to so I'll drop it.
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The whole thing is a little weird. You can't exactly compare this to Laki or Hana, since Herb didn't know that they were okay with him talking about it to others. So this is the first time he's had to consider how he feels about it himself.

Either way, he's either going to need to talk about it to at least Laki or ask Keira to be modest for him. I'm rooting for both.
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“Uhh...huh.” You say, non-committally “Hey, this bowl is pretty neat.”

Laki’s eyes narrow. “It’s the same one we’ve always had.”

“Your cooking is really good!” You change the subject again. “What is this?”

She blinks and smiles. “Really? You think so?”

“Yeah!” You really do. You’re impressed. “I’m impressed.”

“Thanks! It’s a simple dish my mom always made for me after training. I’ll teach you sometime.” That really seemed to make her day. “It’s not too salty, is it?”

“No, it’s the perfect amount.”

The two of you talk food for awhile. Laki seems to have cheered up from before.

You look around and see no Kecleon. They must have gone to find a good spot to lay their claim. You look over to Keira and she’s already crawling into bed. You guess she’s pretty tuckered out. Laki stretches and yawns. “So, lots of pokemon here from the mainland. Does it make you nostalgic?”

You smell the air. “Yeah. A bit.”

“You want to look around?”

>Sure, let’s go for a walk
>Let’s train instead
>Want to have a friendly battle?
>Have an early night
>Study instead
>Something else
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>>1483942
>>Sure, let’s go for a walk
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>>1483942
>Let’s train instead

Yeah please. we need to train our Pokemon more
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>>1483942
>>Sure, let’s go for a walk
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>>1483942

>Sure, let’s go for a walk
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>>1483942
>>Let’s train instead
We really need to get on this.
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>>1483942
>Let’s train instead
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>>1483942
>Let’s train instead

>>1483952
Not that kind of training Anon.
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>>1483942
>Sure, let’s go for a walk
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>>1483942
> Let's have a friendly battle.
It's still training.
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>>1483942
>>Sure, let’s go for a walk
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>>1483942
>Sure, let’s go for a walk

Time for TALKING
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>>1483942
>>Let’s train instead
we haven't trained for a while
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>>1483967
I want it to be.
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We can always train in the morning
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>>1483991
We can always go for a walk in the morning
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>>1483997
You can't go on a nice moonlit walk on a cool night with a warm ocean breeze blowing in the morning anon
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>>1484005
You won't know until you try
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[Roll, please!]
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Rolled 77 (1d100)

>>1484026
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Rolled 63 (1d100)

>>1484026
24
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>>1484005
No it'll be a warm morning with a cool ocean breeze blowing. Duh.
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Rolled 54 (1d100)

>>1484026
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Rolled 94 (1d100)

>>1484026
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Rolled 67 (1d100)

>>1484026
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>>1483942
>Sure, let’s go for a walk
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Rolled 18 (1d100)

>>1484026
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>>1484035
>B-but Laki m-massages are for after our workout?
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“A walk sounds nice.”

The two of you get up and head out into the forest. The setting sun peaks through the trees as you get a bit deeper, providing a nice orange glow to everything. Bella and Dice follow you, but Mace and Goggle stay on the beach to get some sleep.

“I remember this smell.” Laki reminisces. “Brings me back to the ceremony before the games.” She smiles for a minute, then sours. “Guess you don’t have a lot of specific memories, since this was like every day for you.

“Well I-”

A sudden burst of flame explodes by your feet. A small spark catches on your pant leg, but you manage to quickly put it out before it does much.

Laki puts her hand across your chest and steps in front instinctively. “Where’d that come from?”

You both look around into the bush for a second.

SLAM!

You both look to the noise. There’s something on the other side of that brush! You move to see and find two pokemon battling in a clearing. It’s a Tauros and Ponyta! They haven’t even seen or noticed you yet. They’re busy circling each other.

It looks like the Tauros is in trouble. At least, from what you can see. It’s got a burn. Ponyta looks like it took a beating to deliver that burn, though.

“Is this normal?” Laki asks. You guess she assumes you’d know, since they’re mainlander pokemon. You recognize them, and you’ve even seen them both before in real life, but you’re no expert. Seeing no reaction from you, she relaxes a bit. “Who do you think is going to win? My money’s on that fire one.”

Bella climbs onto Laki’s shoulder. Dice comes to your side to watch, but there’s no way he can see through that bush. He’s just staring at a leaf.

>Bet on Tauros, despite his burn
>She’s right. Ponyta is going to win
>Try to stop them from fighting
>Knock them both out with surprise attacks, before they have a chance to seriously hurt each other
>Something else
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>>1484176
>Bet on Tauros, despite his burn
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>>1484178
This is nature. Herb should not interfere in things that are a part of life. But helping afterwards is his style.
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>>1484176
>Bet on Tauros, despite his burn
Let nature take its course.
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>>1484176
>>Try to stop them from fighting
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>>1484176
>>Something else
>>Hard to tell, one wrong move and that Ponyta is gonna get run over. On the other hand, that burn is gonna keep ticking away on the Tauros.
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>>1484176
>Mace and Goggle

LoL
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>>1484176
>>She’s right. Ponyta is going to win

>>1484183
I like the idea of giving a hand after the fight
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>>1484176
>Bet on Tauros, despite his burn
tauros have access to ground and rock type moves, I don't think that Ponyta have any super effective moves for a normal type

PS Dice is cute and I can't wait to see him as a Feraligator
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>EVERYONE FORGETTING THAT BURN GIVES A .5 MULTIPLIER ON PHYSICAL MOVES

NORMIES GET OUT REEEEEEEEE


But really

>>Be on Tauros, despite his burn
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>>1484176
>Try to stop them from fighting
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>>1484176
>Bet on Tauros
>Shoulder Dice mon
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>>1484190
[oops]
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>>1484201
you also forget that Tauros tend to have anger point and that last hit sounds like it might have been a crit
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>>1484176
>She’s right. Ponyta is going to win
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>>1484201
Ponyta have pretty low HP and Defense, even with a burn, tauros are heavyhitters
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>>1484211
They also naturally learn Rest.
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Rolled 2, 67 = 69 (2d100)

[Ignore me]
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>>1484193
they have access to those moves but dont learn them naturally

and yes, Dice is amazing. we need to add training on the to do list to up his nimble Croc-Fu for when he evolves. Wonder if he'll still behave the same when he gets bigger
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>>1484225
Well either we are super wrong or super right
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>>1484225
Well. Someone's fucked.
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>>1484225
RIP one of them
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>>1484225
I hope that 67 was for Taurbro
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>>1484233
>Ponyta and Tauros are in the same Egg Group
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>>1484236
We both know it wasn't
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>>1484240
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>>1484218
I love Breloom, esp substitute builds. wish we could get one
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>>1484263
maybe someone in the cast will get one, mine saved my ass during my Emerald nuzlocke
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>>1484248
Hope is a double edged sword
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“I don’t know. Tauros are pretty strong. And he looks like he wants it more.”

“Trust me. Wanting it more doesn’t means as much as you think.”

You lift Dice onto your shoulder to give him a better view. He immediately zeroes in on the action like a magnet. “What do you mean?”

“Forget it.” She looks forward again. “Oh. Here it comes!”

They stop circling each other. Ponyta huffs a puff of flames and smoke. Tauros taps the ground and lowers it’s head. For a moment, they’re just still.

Then Tauros moves. They both charge at each other. Tauros lowers it’s head. You think it’s going to strike with a headbutt type of move, but instead, it’s horn crackles. Clouds form overhead and a great and mighty Thunder comes crashing down from the sky. It explodes a nearby log into splinters, missing it’s actual target by a mile.

“Shit!” Laki ducks in surprise, despite the safe distance. “Did you see that?”

Ponyta is startled, but doesn’t flinch. It quickly closes the rest of the gap and kicks Tauros in the side, sending it sliding to the ground. Tauros moans and lifts it’s head, but then drops. It’s knocked out.

Ponyta huffs, looks at the exploded log, and starts to trot away.

>Wait for it to go, then heal Tauros
>Leave things alone.
>Go congratulate Ponya
>Try to catch one of them
>Something else
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>>1484334
>>Wait for it to go, then heal Tauros

>>Ask Laki what she wants to do.
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>>1484334
>>Go congratulate Ponya
Offer to cook for it.
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>>1484334
>Wait for it to go, then heal Tauros
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>>1484334
>>Wait for it to go, then heal Tauros
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>>1484334
>>Go congratulate Ponya, offer a berry or potion
>>Wait for it to go, then heal Tauros
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>>1484334
>Head out offer healing to both
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>>1484334
>>Wait for it to go, then heal Tauros

Smooth move, El Tauro. Better luck next time.

Healing practice is important.
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[Rolls, please]
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>>1484334
>>Wait for it to go, then heal Tauros
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>>1484334
>>Wait for it to go, then heal Tauros
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Shame its Thunder instead of Wild Charge. If it had Sheer Force, it might make a good catch
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Rolled 89 (1d100)

>>1484381
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Rolled 4 (1d100)

>>1484381
Crazy Diamond and Pearl!
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Rolled 73 (1d100)

>>1484381
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Rolled 1 (1d100)

>>1484381
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Rolled 40 (1d100)

>>1484381
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Rolled 57 (1d100)

>>1484381
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>>1484389
>>1484395
Man, that was close.
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>>1484387
>another physical attacking normal type
hahaha
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>>1484395
thank you for being slow anon
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>>1484395
Slow your roll there cowboy
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>>1484409
>>1484411
Don't worry I'll be faster next time
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>>1484405
>Focusing solely on typing and stats as opposed to pokemon's personality and heart
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>>1484334
>Wait for it to go, then heal Tauros
“Trust me. Wanting it more doesn’t means as much as you think.”
>Ask her to explain again. Say "Please" and look into her eyes.

She can't say no.
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>>1484421
THE HEART
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>>1484421
Yeah, we can make friends with everyone and if it wanted to come along sure. But not gonna go out of the way to catch a pokemon that is a repeat typing.
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>>1484421
Exactly! He has a fighting spirit! And the drive to never give up!
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I don't give a shit what we catch as long as we get that ghost.
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>>1484443
If val hasn't already caught it.
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>>1484426
>She can't say no
Sure she can, it just wouldnt be with words
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>>1484334
>Wait for it to go, then heal Tauros

>Time for a training montage

REMATCH YOU OVERHYPED PANSY HORSE
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>>1484444
Everyone except Herb was scared by the ghost anon

Clowns and mimes are the true terror
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>>1484452
Which is why they catch it, then throw the ball away.
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>>1484443
We shall. And if not that one maybe another. I'm down for Mismagius, Golurk, Chandelure or an alolan Marowak
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>>1484461
But that is against island culture and Val is nice

>>1484468
I'm down for most ghosts I think. Mismagius or Drifblim are my top 2.
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>>1484474
Actually she's not nice. Remember the whole "Humiliated a girl and never did anything to fix it," story?
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“What do you want to do?” You ask Laki.

“If you’re asking if I want to catch any, I’m good. I’ve still got some fallout from the last pokemon I caught.”

“Oh, right.” You still want to ask he about that. But now’s not a good time. You watch as Ponyta trots away, then you go to the knocked out Tauros. Dice almost falls off of you, but instead he uses his tail to catch himself at the last second and spin around to the other shoulder. His arms and legs and face don’t seem to react at all.

“Careful.” Laki warns, keeping a lookout. “Wild pokemon can get scared easily by people.”

You nod and lay your hands on Tauros. Closing your eyes, you dig deep and far into yourself and...hey. This is a lot easier than before. Maybe it’s because of the aura mixing with Keira, maybe it’s practice, or maybe both. But whatever the case is, you feel more confident and in control. Specifically...

>You feel like you have more healing stamina
>You feel like you understand physical injuries better, and have more skill
>You feel like you have a unique insight into unlocking hidden potential
>You’re just generally a bit better in all respects
>Something else (if a write in gets decent but late support, we can always revote)
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>>1484474
>drifblim
my brother of African descent
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>>1484468
I'd like to see Herb with a Honedge
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>>1484476
She's not /totally/ bad

She's got flaws for sure. But that's why Herb is here to halp!
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>>1484476
And how much she regretted it?

>>1484479
>You’re just generally a bit better in all respects

>>1484481
Slow bulky physical attack
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>>1484479
>You feel like you have a unique insight into unlocking hidden potential
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>>1484468
>>1484474
I'm glad to see so many anon on the Mismagius train. Driftblim or maybe a Froslass could be good second choices. I'm not so sure about Golurk. Aren't they huge? Might be hard to get him around indoors.
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>>1484479
>You feel like you have a unique insight into unlocking hidden potential

Also,
>You still want to ask he about that.
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>>1484479
>>You’re just generally a bit better in all respects
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>>1484479
>>You feel like you have a unique insight into unlocking hidden potential
Neat!
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>>1484479
>You feel like you have more healing stamina
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>>1484479
>You’re just generally a bit better in all respects
Or
>You feel like you have a unique insight into unlocking hidden potential

That said, Dice you are looking in excellent form
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>>1484479
Gobble what's the upper limit of healing?
>You feel like you understand physical injuries better, and have more skill

>>1484483
regreting doing a bad thing doesn't mean you didn't do it.
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>>1484479
>You can inject willpower and your aura is glowing green
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>>1484493
It means she isn't as much a jerk as you think she is.
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>>1484479
>You’re just generally a bit better in all respects
>>1484483
I'd also be open to a Rotom or Chandelure(?) not sure how to spell that last one
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Hey wait could we do the hidden potential thing on people? Could we unlock Laki's +1 to pole vaulting or whatever?

>>1484496
I believe she is until she makes amends.
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>>1484479
>>You feel like you understand physical injuries better, and have more skill
>>You feel like you have a unique insight into unlocking hidden potential
One or another of these. The others are lame. I'd much rather be able to heal one deep wound fast and effectively then a dozen scrapes without breaking a sweat.
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>>1484498
Well then you got personal problems bud
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>>1484481
If we can get Honedge AND Golurk...pic related double battles

>>1484486
We can always keep him in his ball until we're outdoors
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>>1484479
>>You feel like you have a unique insight into unlocking hidden potential

MYSTERY BOX

Also, hoping this is some grand elder guru shit right here.
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>>1484479
>You feel like you have a unique insight into unlocking hidden potential

Make Kamina Proud O7
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>>1484498
People do bad things they regret and don't make amends for all the time. She isn't special in that way, and so shouldn't be condemned for it so long as she chooses to avoid repeating those actions.
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>>1484479
>>1484493
changing my vote to >>You feel like you have a unique insight into unlocking hidden potential

>>1484501
I disagree.
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>>1484479
>>You feel like you have a unique insight into unlocking hidden potential

I wanted to go physical injury to safeguard for the future but I just can't resist a good mystery box.
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>>1484452
>>1484461
I think it'd be fun if Herb accidentally befriended a Mime Jr that doesn't realize it's terrifying him
Just imagine it following him around and mimicing and terrorizing him
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Just popping in to say that that was probably my favorite lewdbin yet, Gobble. That hit all my buttons in a way I didn't expect it to, and it was excellent.
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>>1484479
>>You feel like you understand physical injuries better, and have more skill
Seems the most useful.
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>>1484479
>You feel like you have a unique insight into unlocking hidden potential
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>>1484525
That doesn't sound fun at all.
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>>1484479
I'll change >>1484483
>You feel like you have a unique insight into unlocking hidden potential
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>>1484527
[Thanks! The suggestions were really good for it]
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>>1484503
What if the fight's inside, though. Like with that Kabutops, for example. Gobble and to a lesser extent Dice are going to have the same problem, Mace too if he decides to evolve. We could very well end up in a situation where we can only rely on Bella to fight.

I dunno. I just like my ghosts more spooky, less giant smash robot.
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>>1484534
Feraligator isn't that big.
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>>1484539
yeah it's like 6 feet tall and man sized
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Could always get this cute guy and we are in need of a fire type.
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>>1484539
That's why I said "to a lesser extent." He's not huge, but he's bigger than Herb.
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>>1484558
>[obligatory Litwick campstove post]
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>>1484558
>wanting another soulsucking creature consuming Herb's essence
we don't need a fourth anon
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Well I like Growlithe too, they are floofy and I'm sure a scarf would look nice on one.
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>>1484570
who are the other 3?
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If we're talking straight up fire types, this has always been my vote
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>>1484584
I'll give you a hint. Sex
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It’s not so much your ability to heal, as it is the ability to unlock something deep inside that was always there. A hidden potential. Of course, you’ve just unlocked this in yourself, so you know you have a good way to go with it, but you can tell there’s something to this. You can see inside Tauros right now. He’s a special one. Smart. Very smart. You think he taught himself Thunder.

Oh. You see. As you’re healing him, you find an old, poorly healed injury on his rear left leg. You think you understand the story here. With that injury, he couldn’t attack as hard as others, so he found a different way.

You try your best to see what you can do about that leg, but you just don’t understand how these things work well enough. You do feel like Tauros has more potential for focusing his special attack, though. You can touch on it a bit, but since this is all new to you, it’s just a small amount.

Your eyes shoot open at the sudden flurry of hooves and panic from Tauros is it scrambles to get upright. It leaps away from you and crackles it’s horns.

“Hey, it’s alright.”

It jumps side to side, unsure of what to do with it’s energy. It’s eyes are locked on you, wild, confused, and angry. No, not angry, scared. Now that you know about it’s leg, you can easily spot how it favors one side.

>Back away slowly, then leave
>Offer to help it improve
>Challenge it to a battle
>Just try to be friends. Maybe over a snack
>Something else
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>>1484584
I assume they meant Hana, Laki, and Keira treating Herb as for sexual.
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>>1484590
A variant is better
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>>1484593
>>Offer to help it improve
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>>1484593
>Just try to be friends. Maybe over a snack
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>>1484593
>Just try to be friends. Maybe over a snack
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>>1484593
>>Back away slowly, then leave
Smile and wave
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>>1484593
>Just try to be friends. Maybe over a snack
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>>1484593
>Just try to be friends. Maybe over a snack
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>>1484596
We need a fire though.
>>1484593
>Just try to be friends. Maybe over a snack
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>>1484558
On the topic of Ghost/Fire, Marowak, maybe?

>>1484593
>>Just try to be friends. Maybe over a snack
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>>1484593
>>Offer to help it improve

Note, I'm not looking to catch him. Just train with him while we're on the island.
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>>1484593
>>Just try to be friends. Maybe over a snack
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Since we are just listing pokemon we'd like now
I'd love to see Herb get a Noibat
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>>1484606
I'm partial to this guy, he was on my main team for Y
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>>1484617
This or Shedinja for a ghosty type.
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>>1484593
>Offer to help it improve
We can help each other become stronger.
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It might just be easier to say what Pokemon we wouldn't want to have on our team.
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>>1484629
Ninetails. Mismagius. Fast, Fragile special attackers.
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>>1484613
I would like a Toxapex

and an A-Dugtrio for the hair tips
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>>1484634
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>>1484593
>Just try to be friends. Maybe over a snack
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>>1484613
If we are talking dragons I feel that Bagon or Dratini would fit Herb best. Salamance representing Herbs inner strength and courage and Dragonite probably behaving just like Herb nice and friendly but having the power to defend itself if provoked.
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I think pic related matches Herb pretty well.
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>>1484645
I think this fits better
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>>1484655
I can't actually see the pokemon in that one.
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>>1484661
you're welcome

this is probably the best one to represent Herb
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“Herb, be careful.” Laki warns, stepping closer. Tauros gets spooked by her doing that, and lowers it’s head. She stops, but looks ready to spring into action. “And you, Miltank wannabe. Try to be grateful to Herb here. If you hurt him, I won’t go easy on you.”

Tauros cocks its head. It seems very confused. It goes back to being defensive after a moment, but a lot less so.

“It’s alright. I just want to be friends.” You say, trying to reach out a bit.

Tauros assesses you for a moment. It looks to Laki, with Bella on her shoulder, and then to you, Dice on yours.

It makes a strange noise. Bella answers enthusiastically and somewhat defensively. Tauros is ignoring her though, and talking to Dice.

Dice sits there for a moment, tongue sort of just laying there outside of it’s mouth, then it finally answers. Whatever Dice said, Tauros seems to accept. It relaxes even more.

You take another chance and reach out to touch it on the head. It lets you get a short few seconds of scratching in before pulling away.

“Want some snacks?”

Laki rolls her eyes, but she’s smiling while she does it. “You can’t just do that every time.”

That’s where she’s wrong, because it snorts. You think that’s a yes. You reach into your bag and give it some leftovers. It takes it’s time sniffing them. Bella and Dice are eager to have theirs. Bella keeps a jealous eye on Tauros, though.

The group sits around for a bit. Tauros finally gives in and starts eating. It seems to approve. In fact, it’s looking a lot better. And curious. It keeps eyeing your pokedex.

>Hand it over so Tauros can check it out
>Show it, but don’t hand it over
>Ask if it wants to come with you back to camp
>Say goodbyes and leave. Just helping is good enough for you
>Something else
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>>1484703
>Show it, but don’t hand it over
I mean all it has is a mouth
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>>1484703
>>Hand it over so Tauros can check it out
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>>1484703
>>Show it, but don’t hand it over
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>>1484703
>Show it, but don’t hand it over
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>>1484637
>I would like a Toxapex
you are my favorite person
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>>1484703
>>Show it, but don’t hand it over
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>>1484703
>>Show it, but don’t hand it over
somehow I doubt the animal with hooves will be able to hold it
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>>1484703>>1484710
forgot this too!

>>Ask if it wants to come with you back to camp
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>>1484703
>Show it, but don’t hand it over

Sorry, gotta be in the thumbs club buddy.
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>>1484703
>Hand it over so Tauros can check it out
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>>1484703
>Show it, but don’t hand it over
>"What's wrong with snacks?"
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>>1484703
>>Show it, but don’t hand it over
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>>1484722
Ever think that thumbs are his hidden potential Pizzanon? Of course you didn't. Because you only think of yourself
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>>1484734
Let's, um, not get too real here.

That does raise a good question though. What are other pokemon' hidden potentials? Gobble has dance, Mace has energy, and Dice has drunk boxing. It makes sense that bringing out hidden talents is a power of ours, we're already doing it. But what about Bella? Can we use this power on our human friends?

Can we use this power to teach pokemon Hidden Power?
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>>1484743
I think Bella's was draining became more powerful. The power of Succ
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>>1484743
Can we use it to teach people Hidden Power?
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>>1484743
>Does this mean we have a super cool dragonball moment with Mace later?
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>>1484753
>>1484755
God I hope so.
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You know which pokemon I'd love for Herb to get? Mawile. It's got one of my favorite designs, and it could contrast Bella's bratty behavior by being shy or something like that.
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>>1484768
The design is pretty meh to me, and without a mega it doesn't have much going for it.

Also its a slower than average offensively oriented pocket monster who focuses on using physical prowess over special attacks.
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>>1484777
I don't really care about in-game viability. I just think it's neat, and it could be another girl for the team aside from Bella.
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>>1484778
I get that, but the design and overlap with 3/4 of our current team is the deal breaker for me.
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I want a swablu
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>>1484785
Cloud Dragon the fluffiest Dragon.
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>>1484791
But we already have a dragon for the team, eventually
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You show it the pokedex. It seems mystified by the images, but it shows a keen understanding after a minute. It freaks out when you get to the Tauros entry. It stomps and jumps and makes all sorts of noises.

“Yeah. It’s Tauros. Just like you.”

You keep holding it up, and carefully going through the information there. Tauros, as smart as it seems, doesn’t seem to be able to read, though. So you read it out for Tauros instead. It settles in over time. It’s like reading a story. Bella comes to cuddle in with Dice and even Laki is getting tired and yawning. She leans against you too.

Tauros listens intently for the entire thing, though. When you’re done, it sits and reflects.

“So what do you think?” You’re not sure what else to ask.

It snorts and cocks it’s head. You’re confused for a second, but then you understand. It wants you to go back to something. You flip through and finally land on the info page that it wants.

Surf.

“You want to learn Surf?”

It nods, eagerly jumping.

You don’t really know that move, or how to teach it. You wonder if you could. You wonder if you should. This island is made to contain mainland pokemon, right?

Then again, it’s just one Tauros.

>You’ll think about it
>Try your best to teach it, and don’t leave the island until you do
>Promise you’ll come back to teach it later
>Try to talk it out of this. Doesn’t it have everything it needs on this island?
>Offer to teach it a different move that can defeat Ponyta
>Something else
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>>1484793
>Try your best to teach it, and don’t leave the island until you do
A Man on a Mission.
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>>1484793
>>Try your best to teach it, and don’t leave the island until you do
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>>1484793
>>Try your best to teach it, and don’t leave the island until you do
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>>1484793
>>Try your best to teach it, and don’t leave the island until you do
>Teach Dice at the same time.
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>>1484793
>>Offer to teach it a different move that can defeat Ponyta
bulldoze or rockslide would work
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>>1484793
>>Try your best to teach it
Laki's Wailord knows it. Maybe they can talk
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>>1484793
>Try your best to teach it, and don’t leave the island until you do
But we are training everyone equally, we aren't just gonna focus on a wild pokemon over our own buddies
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>>1484793
Try to teach it how to surf while training everyone else! As long as we're on the island it's more than welcome to join us to practice some more this is totally not so that there's an ever growing group of pokemon each morning begging for help with this and that while getting healed by Herb
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>>1484793
>>Offer to teach it a different move that can defeat Ponyta
>>1484804
this
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>>1484792
What Hydreigon? Haha no.
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>>1484793
>Try your best to teach it, and don’t leave the island until you do
Tauros are only male so it's not like there will be a Tauros population spike if it leaves the island like the Kecleon.
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>>1484793
>Explain why he can't leave the island, he's smart, he'll understand.

>offer to teach it bulldoze and rain dance alongside your pokemon.

I don't want to disturb the natural order guys, and this way we can teach our own pokemon at the same time. Group training is usually easier too.
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>>1484812
They love us man, totally a potential team member.
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>>1484793
>>Try your best to teach it, and don’t leave the island until you do

THE MOST SPECIAL-ORIENTED OF ALL TAUROS, BE DIFFERENT
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>>1484793
Changing >>1484806
to support >>1484802
Laki's Wailord knows Surf right?
inb4 'a special atk move for physical atker?! waaaaaah' Shut up, dont care
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>>1484818
>he doesn't know gen 1 meta
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>>1484793
>Something else
I want to tell it we don't know how, but if it would like it could come with us and we'll do our best to find a way to learn how to teach it.
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>>1484793
>Try your best to teach it, and don’t leave the island until you do
If there isnt a Tauros on a surfboard by the end of this Imma burn my house down in rage.
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>>1484793
adding

>teach dice too

to >>1484801
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>>1484821
>He doesn't know, that i know, that i pretend not to know gen 1 meta, but really i don't know that i know
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>>1484793
>Try your best to teach it, and don’t leave the island until you do

But

>Make it promise to use it responsibly
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>>1484822
Nevermind. If wailord knows it we might be able to cobble something together. I still want it to come with us.
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If we're teaching Dice too, why not teach Gobble as well?
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>>1484832
C-Can we teach Gobble a useful move? Or maybe train stats?
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>>1484830
This. Explain that the island is a sanctuary and if the Pokemon on it spread to other islands they could really damage the environment. It worked with the kekleons.
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>>1484793
>>Try your best to teach it, and don’t leave the island until you do
Surfing. Bull.
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>>1484835
I mean, I wanted to teach gobble, dice, and Tauros rain dance, and teach gobble, mace, and Tauros bulldoze.

I suppose teaching Gobble, Dice, and tauros surf doesn't preclude that.
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>>1484832
Everybody learning surf!
Beach Boys montage!
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>>1484842
Oh, and tack on Bella to the rain dance list.
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>>1484837
Exactly this. He seems to be quite smart, so he'd probably understand.
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>>1484835
gobble is asleep with Kiera
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>>1484862
We can always do this teaching in the morning.
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>>1484862
>>1484865
How the hell would we teach it surf in one night?
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>>1484868
Rolling really well
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>>1484854
Plus, if he joins us it won't even be an issue.
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>>1484870
I wouldn't be too opposed.
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>>1484870
I like him, but I like him more as a Sharpedo or Murkrow than I do as a Gobble or a Mace.
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>>1484885
Agree
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“I’m going to teach you Surf, Tauros.”

It’s eyes open wide. A mix of joy, a little suspicion, and trying to figure out how this all works.

“But I need you to understand something. You have to use it responsibly.” You explain about the Kecleon. “So do you understand?”

It considers the terms, and stomps in the affirmative.

“Mrehng!” Laki mumbles, half asleep.

“What?”

“It’s late. Do it in the mooooooooorninnnnng.” She pulls in your shirtsleeve to bring herself upright.

“Can we ask Wailord for help?”

“Mrrmg. Sure. Whatever. I will agree to literally anything that results in going back to get some sleep.” She wipes her eyes. “Carry me.”

Laki has a good point. It is pretty late. “Alright Tauros. First thing tomorrow morning, we’re going to start on Surf!” You push yourself up, then lean down to lift Laki. Tauros scoops her up instead thought, and shunts her onto his back.

“Woah. Okay.” Laki wakes up a lot. “Not what I had it mind, but this works. I guess.”

You all head back to the camp. Tauros let’s Laki down and she flops into her bedroll. You curl up next to Gobble and the others and get some shuteye too.

You wake up the next morning being nudged by Tauros. It’s eager to get started.

“What about break-”

It drops a big bushel of berries, then snorts and stomps.

“Alright then.”

You wake up your other pokemon. Everyone seems eager to get in on learning. That’s good!

Keira has that same satisfied look on her face and doesn’t seem to concerned with anything going on, and Laki is sleeping in. You hope Keira isn’t broken. She’s just been humming and sort of dopey since the stream.

Nah. She’ll be fine in a bit.

You walk out to Wailord in the water. It looses a big jet of water to greet you. Tauros, Gobble, Dice, and Wailord all wait for your instructions.

You suddenly realize that you have no idea where to start.

>Ask Wailord to take the lead and keep showing everyone
>Get everyone onto land, learn to summon the water where there is none
>Just swim for a bit. Get Tauros used to water in general
>Try some surfing, like how Polu showed you
>Call up Polu, see if he’s busy
>Something else
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>>1484899
>Just swim for a bit. Get Tauros used to water in general
>Call up Polu, see if he’s busy
Why not both?
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>>1484899
>>Just swim for a bit. Get Tauros used to water in general
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>>1484899
>>Just swim for a bit. Get Tauros used to water in general
>>Try some surfing, like how Polu showed you

Both sound good. Get him used to the water, then give an example as we know it. The summoning water can come later.
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>>1484899
>Just swim for a bit. Get Tauros used to water in general
For starters, then...
>Ask Wailord to take the lead and keep showing everyone
>Call up Polu, see if he’s busy
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>>1484899
>Ask Wailord to take the lead and keep showing everyone

Do laps around the island on Wailord, then

>Just swim for a bit. Get Tauros used to water in general

Then

>Get everyone onto land, learn to summon the water where there is none

And if this doesn't work, takes step back and try learning rain dance first. A simpler water move might make Surf make more sense.
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>>1484899
>Just swim for a bit. Get Tauros used to water in general
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>>1484899
>Just swim for a bit. Get Tauros used to water in general
Before we summon the water, we must feel the water. Understand the water.
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>>1484899
>Just swim for a bit. Get Tauros used to water in general
>Try some surfing, like how Polu showed you
If we do end up calling Polu, we'll have to word our request correctly. He thinks we're really good at surfing since last time, right?
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>>1484899
>Just swim for a bit. Get Tauros used to water in general
>Call up Polu, see if he’s busy

We need some more Brolu in our lives.
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>>1484915
Actually. We should teach it rain dance too, if it wants. It'll boost Thunder and Surf, and slow down that pesky horse.
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>>1484899
>>Just swim for a bit. Get Tauros used to water in general
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>>1484923
Agreed. This Tauros is pretty damn smart and intriguing. im getting tempted to suggest that either we or one of the girls catch it
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“First we need to get used to the water.” You go out a bit deeper.

Tauros looks at you, Wailord, and Dice, but goes along with it.

The four of you get to swimming around. Not really doing much, but just sort of going back and forth, up and down. Gobble and Dice and even Wailord are having some fun. Gobble is clearing the weakest swimmer of the three, but he doesn’t let it bother him. Tauros joins in, but doesn’t seem to want to have too much fun. At least at first. But he is looking skeptical about you knowing what you’re doing. You’re getting a bit worried about that. You get more worried when you realize you you’ve lost track of Dice.

“Dice?”

Wailord cries out in surprise and flops in the water. It’s tail flicks above the water and the small Totodile that’s biting on it goes flying out deep into the ocean! Really far!

“Dice!”

>Swim after him. You’re not a terrible swimmer
>Commander Wailord to go after him. If you can control the panicking pokemon
>Stay calm and collected. He’s a water pokemon. He can swim back
>Tauros! I need your help
>Something else
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>>1484945
>>Tauros! I need your help
RESCUE BULL TO THE, well, RESCUE
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>>1484945
>>Stay calm and collected. He’s a water pokemon. He can swim back

I mean, he is.
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>>1484945
>>Stay calm and collected. He’s a water pokemon. He can swim back
>>Tauros, I need your help.

"We're going to try and Surf out to meet him."
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>>1484945
>Swim after him. You’re not a terrible swimmer
I don't really have a preference but this seems the most in character.
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>>1484945
this >>1484949
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>>1484945
>Stay calm and collected. He’s a water pokemon. He can swim back
>Swim after him. You’re not a terrible swimmer
We can meet him half way
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>>1484945
Backing
>>1484949
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>>1484945
You know what add >>1484949
to >>1484953

Nice idea anon
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>>1484945
>>Swim after him. You’re not a terrible swimmer
>>
[Roll it!]
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Rolled 86 (1d100)

>>1484962
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Rolled 63 (1d100)

>>1484962
Let's go Dice!
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Rolled 52 (1d100)

>>1484962
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Rolled 52 (1d100)

>>1484962
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>>1484967
>>1484968
Nice Dubs
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>>1484962
N E V E R
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When does Herb try out one of those pageants? I think he'd make a cute pokemon.
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>>1484976
STOP
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>>1484976
Which pokemon should Herb dress as?
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>>1484986>>1484995


He'd make a pretty good evee.
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>>1484976
>>1484986
I think it'd be adorable if he cosplayed as a Roselia with Bella. I could definitely see pulling a fancy green suit with heavily frilled sleeves as the starting idea.
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>>1484999
I dono, he'd make a pretty good Joleton
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Alternatively if he keeps getting /fit/
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Tauros tries to climb to the top of the water and use surf. He doesn’t quite get all the way, but he does make a floppy wave that sends you, him, and Gobble in that general direction.

The three of you get about halfway there, with Tauros becoming very alarmed at being this far out.

“Dice!” You do your best to stay calm and above water. Looking over to Gobble, you see what you should do. You relax, stay mostly still, and stop fighting so hard. His natural fat makes him float better than you, but if you keep your lungs mostly full, you can stay above the water without too much effort.

Tauros is alarmed, but tries to follow your lead. It freaks out and paddles hard any time it bobs downward, though. The more he does that, the more he bobs and the more he panics.

“Dice!”

You can see a small figure coming your way. That’s got to be Dice! Wow, you really got out deep. And he was twice as far. You wonder if he would have known where to go if you didn’t come after him.

You’re relieved to see it’s actually him and not some wild water pokemon. With your bad luck, this is a nice mercy.

“Dice. Are you okay?”

He gives you a gentle bite on the arm. You sigh in relief. Doing that makes you sink a little and you inflate your lungs back up.

Tauros is flailing pretty hard now. You’re getting pretty worried. How much energy does he have?

>Let’s all swim slowly and calmly back with Dice helping us out. Try not to take any risks
>Tauros! Give Surf another shot!
>Gobble, try Surf to get us back!
>Dice! Surf us back!
>Don’t waste energy. Stay out here and surely the girls or Wailord will come to your rescue
>Something else
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Hmm, I wonder if there will be a point in the near future where Kiera will approach Laki and confront her about her fear of getting close to her since she's a priestess.
Or at least give a reason as to why she's so hesitant while everyone else has gotten pretty casual.
See where their relationship goes when Laki stops seeing her as Priestess Kiera and just as Kiera. She seemed pretty fine with Herb getting close, wonder what's stopping her from making advances on Kiera.
I totally don't want Herb and Kiera to lewdly dominate the flustering /fit/girl after training on the beach no sirree, that'd be barbaric.
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>>1485018
>Let’s all swim slowly and calmly back with Dice helping us out. Try not to take any risks
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>>1485018
>>Let’s all swim slowly and calmly back with Dice helping us out. Try not to take any risks

Play it safe until we get to easier waters, no need to do a trial by fire learning method here.
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>>1485018
>>Let’s all swim slowly and calmly back with Dice helping us out. Try not to take any risks
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>>1485018
>Let's all swim slowly and calmly back with Dice helping us out. Try not to take any risks
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>>1485018
>>Let’s all swim slowly and calmly back with Dice helping us out. Try not to take any risks

Demonstrate to Tauros to keep his lungs mostly full. Speak calmly and with purpose.
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>>1485018
>>Let’s all swim slowly and calmly back with Dice helping us out. Try not to take any risks
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>>1485021
I think Keira's straight.
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>>1485039
she's also in the mist of a sexual awakening. could be a bit bi-curious especially if she lingers a bit longer on our lewd thoughts during the next aura melding
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>>1485045
I hope that goes both ways then.
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http://i.4cdn.org/wsg/1494597761156.webm

Rule 63 Spice one day soon.
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>>1485018
>>Let’s all swim slowly and calmly back with Dice helping us out. Try not to take any risks
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You all carefully swim back.

“It’s okay, Tauros. Don’t worry. See! There’s the island. We’ll swim back together.”

It calms down a bit, but still gets worried any time it dips a little. Dice seems to understand the need to help and acts as a floatation device and propeller.

“Just like that. Good.”

It takes a long time, but you end up getting back. After you’re most of the way there, Wailord comes up from under you to lift you all up. That scares the absolute poop out of all at you at first, though. You can see Tauros having even more jittery reactions as you get closer. It leaps off and onto the sand as soon as it can.

Nobody noticed you were gone. Laki is training hard with her other pokemon. Keira is nowhere to be seen.

The group rests on the beach for awhile, regaining your strength. Gobble is a little rattled but fine, Dice doesn’t seem to care at all and flops his way over to a few more berries. Wailord seems a little worried about getting in trouble, and you assure it that it didn’t do anything wrong. It was an accident. But Tauros looks like it’s lost some of it’s nerve to go onto the water.

>He just needs some time. Take a break for today and get back to it tomorrow
>Try to give a rallying speech to get it and the others motivated again
>Switch tactics, try another way to learn
>Something else
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>>1485045
I'm pretty sure Keira's straight. She didn't seem fazed about the other girls in the temple jilling while she was right next to them.
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>>1485091
>Talk him up, let him know that was incredibly impressive for a normal type. He should take pride in his abilities.
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>>1485091
>Switch tactics, try another way to learn

Maybe trying to create the water on land is a better way to start? Tauros had something going before in the water, let's try to get him to use the same sort of energy again.
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>>1485091
>It calms down a bit, but still gets worried any
Its also a battle move so maybe have him fire a few Surfs from dry land
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>>1485091
>>Try to give a rallying speech to get it and the others motivated again
>>Switch tactics, try another way to learn

try rain dance first so that tauros knows what it's like to use a water move. gobble will make a great teacher!
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>>1485091
>>Try to give a rallying speech to get it and the others motivated again
>>Switch tactics, try another way to learn

Summoning water bit seemed pretty cool, might make for a funny scene to as Herb mimes it out.

>>1485092
That's because she's got that mental wall in the way of her lust.
She's literally locked away the parts of herself involving sexy stuff because it would have gotten in the way of becoming an Oracle.
Even after finding out the chances of becoming one were slim she still has that wall.
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>>1485091
>Switch tactics, try another way to learn
On land.
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>>1485102
gah, meant this
>Switch tactics, try another way to learn
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>>1485091
>>Switch tactics, try another way to learn
Yeah try using the move surf on dry land or in ankle high water so Tauros has complete control of his movements.
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[Give me one more set of rolls, please!]
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Rolled 40 (1d100)

>>1485118
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Rolled 32 (1d100)

>>1485118
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Rolled 64 (1d100)

>>1485118
Here
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>>1485118

I pray
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Rolled 46 (1d100)

>>1485118
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>>1485125
Welp.
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Rolled 28 (1d100)

>>1485118
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>>1485119
>>1485124
>>1485125
M E D I O C R E
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>>1485088
Good stuff, good stuff.
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“You should be proud, Tauros. That was really impressive for a normal type.”

Tauros looks a bit proud. Gobble kicks you in the shins.

“Err, sorry Gobble. I didn’t mean it like that.”

Gobble nods, satisfied with his apology. But then Bella comes along and tells him something, and he folds his arms in contempt again. Then he reaches out, excepting something.

“Do you want food as an apology?”

He nods.

“Bella! What did you tell him?”

But Gobble gets food placed in his hand. Not by you, but by Keira. She’s been cooking up a storm! You’ve never seen her be so enthusiastic about it. Or really do that much cooking before. “I forgot this can happen sometimes.” She says, giving everyone a portion. “After aura mixing, you can get a bit like the other person a day or two after. It doesn’t last too long. Sorry I forgot.”

“That’s fine.” You say cheerfully. You climb up to a tree branch and enjoy your food while thinking up a good way to train. Yeah! You’ll just switch it up and do it on land!

After the meal, that’s exactly what you do. You get Gobble, Dice, and Tauros working on summoning the water on the beach instead of worrying about the ocean. “Just like this!” You try to imitate the motion. You know you look foolish, but you don’t really care. It’s fun!

The pokemon all do their best. They manage to make the surrounding sand moist or even soggy, but it’s not quite there yet.

You don’t feel like you’re making very quick progress with Surf, but you are bonding. Before you know it, the entire day has gone by.

You lay there, exhausted, with the pokemon around you. Your eyes glance over to Keira and Laki. Somehow, Laki managed to get Keira in a headlock. That’s pretty unusual for them. You just smile and scratch Tauros behind the ear. He sighs and makes himself a nice indent on the sand to rest in.

What’s another day or two? You’ll get there eventually, right?

[That’s it for today. We’ll be picking up much earlier tomorrow. Thanks for coming, everyone! Get some sleep!]
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>>1485160
Thanks for running Gobble!
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>>1485160
Thanks for running Gobble!
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>>1485160
thanks for running gobble

>>1485169
Huh Karin makes a good spice
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>>1485160
Pfft. Sleep tight!
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>>1485172
Yeah Not sure which design is correct. But they all feel about right for Herb. Or well lady herb.
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>>1485160
Thanks for running gobble. Hmmm what did bella tell him? and whats this with laki and keira?
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Hmmm?

>>1485180
Young Spice

>>1485175
Present Spice

>>1485169
Old Adult Spice
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>>1485180
Well, to be completely honest, >>1485169 doesn't quite do it for me. Something about the extensive maintenance needed for hair like that clashes with the girl-next-door vibe. So does the jewelry. I don't doubt for a moment that Spice would have a pool hat or wear a bit of jewelry, but that picture says "Future Val" more than Spice to me.

>>1485190
Keira's got a bit of Herb's Aura flavoring right now, making her look really appealing to bully. Which is nice, because those two needed to bond a bit more, Laki's been very serious about Keira's station in the clergy.
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>>1485160
Good thread.

Also,
>Then he reaches out, excepting something.
I think you meant to write expecting.
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>>1485263
[Thanks]
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>>1484606
Marrowwak, definitely gets my vote
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>>1485484
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Keira is a filthy animal that's taken advantage of Herb and has plagued his mind

I sincerely hope that Herb will see the light, cast her aside like the ugly warthog she is and see that mommy is the best girl for him
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>>1486028
Only a pokemon raised by Laki would be this much of a rude piece of shit.
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>>1486028
who is this distinguished gentlemen and where has bella gone?!
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>>1485160
>After aura mixing, you can get a bit like the other person a day or two after. It doesn’t last too long. Sorry I forgot.

>>1484899
>Keira has that same satisfied look on her face and doesn’t seem to concerned with anything going on
>She’s just been humming and sort of dopey since the stream.

I thought it was the sex, but it's really that Herb is cute!
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>>1486306
I think that first stuff might be the sex.
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[Thread starting up in 60 minutes or less]
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>>1486397
NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO I've got work!
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>>1486397
Wow, you really did mean early
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>>1486028
[Saved as fuck]
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>>1486397
Or my pizza is free?
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>>1486447
We don't actually have a guarantee like that where I work. You'll get your food as soon as I can manage. Sometimes it's just me covering an area that covers two cities and also some countryside. Pre-order your pizza if you need it at a very specific time.
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>>1486449
I don't think any place has had a guarantee like that since like.. the 90s. MAYBE.
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>>1486447
>>1486449
[Close. Butts are free]
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Bull Work Bulwark

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 odds for best of 3: 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: 3

Location: A tiny island somewhere near Take that holds Mainland pokemon
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>>1486489
Yay
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>>1486407
>>1486405
[I have the day off. I just like running as early as I can manage. It's just hard to know when I won't need to do other stuff for the day.]
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alternatively poor spice Might still look a bit too much like herb.
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You, Tauros, Gobble, and Dice keep at it until night time. You keep checking in with the girls and they say it’s fine. Laki’s been training really, really hard, and Keira’s been cooking up all sorts of different things with plants she’s never seen and making different accessories or trying new paint patterns.

You on the other hand, feel more in tune with your aura, and more able to understand what your pokemon are trying to communicate. You feel like you’ve never been too terrible at that, but it’s nice to get some more clarity.

It occurs to you that this might be a good opportunity to have a more complicated conversation with one of your pokemon.

>Talk to Gobble about evolving
>Talk to Mace about his energy
>Talk to Bella about her behavior
>Talk to Dice about what’s going on in that head of his
>Get to know Tauros
>What about one of the girls’ pokemon?
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>>1486513
>>Talk to Bella about her behavior
>>Talk to Dice about what’s going on in that head of his
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>>1486513
>Talk to Gobble about evolving
I'm curious about Dice, but Gobble gets priority for me.
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>>1486513
>Talk to Gobble about evolving
What are his thoughts on it, and if he does want to, would he want to learn all the munchlax-exclusive moves first.
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>>1486513
>Talk to Mace about his energy
>Talk to Bella about her behavior
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>>1486513
>Talk to Bella about her behavior
>Talk to Dice about what’s going on in that head of his
One needs tended too sooner than later. The other I'm just curious about.
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I'm fine either way with Gobble but I'd rather it not be something that comes up so early into the quest
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>>1486513
>Talk to Bella about her behavior
We need to have a good long talk before she gets herself in trouble.
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>>1486513
>Talk to Bella about her behavior
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>>1486513
>>Talk to Bella about her behavior
>Talk to Dice about what’s going on in that head of his
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>>1486513
>Talk to Bella about her behavior
>Talk to Dice about what’s going on in that head of his
These are the most important.
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>>1486513
>>Talk to Bella about her behavior
so of he stuff she has pulled can be seen as out right malicious,
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>>1486513
>Talk to Dice about what’s going on in that head of his
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>>1486513
>>>Talk to Bella about her behavior
The others honestly sound more fun but this is a talk that has to happen sooner or later anyway, may as well take a boost to it.
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You have a lot you want to talk about, but first thing is Bella and her behavior. She’s always pushing boundaries. You’ll talk to Dice after that if you have time.

You find her hanging upside down from a tree doing sit ups with Laki.

“Hey Soft Hands.”

“Hey! How’s it going?”

She finishes up with a grunt, then drops down, falling to her feet with a thud. Bella does the same, but it’s more of a light puff. Meowth falls too. Chatot is watching from a tree branch. “Tired. It feels great.” She puts your hand on her abs. “Solid, right? Hope you’re not backing out of a massage tonight.”

“No no. Hey, can I borrow Bella?”

Laki looks to the flowery pokemon. She makes a gesture with her head towards you, and Bella comes running. “Good work today, Bella.”

You give Laki a hug and take Bella aside. It’s only after that you realize how unprompted that was. You guess you’ve just been craving some physical affection today.

Bella looks up to you with a question on her face.

“Bella, what were you telling Gobble before?”

She thinks, but then she remembers. You don’t understand it like you do words, but you get the gist. She was telling him that he could get a treat as compensation, instead of just accepting an apology.

You sigh. That’s not exactly a great thing for her to teach others, let alone believe.

>Try giving her a taste of her own medicine so she understands how that feels
>Offer her a treat for every day she doesn’t so something like that
>Just explain why that’s wrong, trust her to understand next time
>Tell her you’re going to start being more strict with her
>Something else
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>>1486557
>>Just explain why that’s wrong, trust her to understand next time
>>Tell her you’re going to start being more strict with her
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>>1486557
>Just explain why that’s wrong, trust her to understand next time
>Tell her you’re going to start being more strict with her

>But tell her that this isn't a punishment, and you still love her.
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>>1486557
>Tell her you’re going to start being more strict with her
For her own good of course.
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>>1486557
>Ask her why she has compensated you whenever she has to apologise to Herb
>Then explain why that’s wrong, trust her to understand next time
>Tell her you’re going to start being more strict with her
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>>1486567
*hasn't
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>>1486557
>Just explain why that’s wrong, trust her to understand next time
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>>1486567
>>1486569
>>1486557
This too. Asking her why she hasn't compensated herb is a good one, as long as we can ensure she knows we don't want to be compensated ,it's just the right thing to do.
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>>1486557
>Just explain why that’s wrong, trust her to understand next time
>Tell her you’re going to start being more strict with her
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>>1486557
>>Just explain why that’s wrong, trust her to understand next time

not voting for being more strict because lets face it, Herb is a softie to his pokemon and bella is a cute. Whatever you may think now I don't think that anon is not going to be able to keep up with being strict with bella
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>>1486585
What? You mean like voting to do lewd stuff right after we said we were going too fast? Don't be crazy
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>>1486590
exactly, expecting anon to be strict with anything cute is a hopeless cause.
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>>1486594
Hopefully it'll be more of a Gobble writing thing rather than a vote on whether or not we continue to spoil the flower.
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[What sort of last name does everyone want to give Herb? I'm terrible at names.]
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>>1486613
Smith, we are still average
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>>1486613
Something very plain like Smith
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>>1486613
>>1486616
yeah Smith sounds good
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>>1486613
How about Johnson? That might explain why Herb uses a nickname cause he was always teased about his real name being John Johnson
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>>1486613
Maybe something like Caraway?

Everyone in Herb's family is named after a different type of herb.
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>>1486613
I'll support Johnson
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>>1486613
>>1486625
I like this.
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>>1486625
I like this idea.
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>>1486625
This is way better than Smith.
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>>1486625
I dig it
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“That’s not right. You can just extort stuff any time you feel you’ve been wronged.”

“Why not? If they’re sorry, then they should prove it.” Those aren’t her exact words, because she’s not really using them, but that’s the idea of what she’s trying to say.

“Why haven’t you given me anything when you’ve had to apologize to me? Didn’t you mean it?”

She opens her mouth, but can’t think of what to say. She looks down. You think you’ve gotten through to her, but then she picks up a bunch of sand and tries to offer it to you.

“Belladonna. I don’t want stuff. I want you to understand.”

This time she seems to get it. Maybe it’s your tone or maybe you have the right look on her face. “I’m not trying to punish you. I just want you to understand. I still love you, okay? It’s not just what you said to Gobble, though. It’s a lot of things.” You try to list off things she’s done that she shouldn’t, and why.

Bella looks down again. She doesn't know how to respond. During the silence, Laki comes back to grab a towel she forgot.

“You’re a good pokemon, Bella. You just have some bad habits. We all get those. But we’re going to work on it together, okay? From now on, I’m going to be more strict with you.”

Laki let’s out a scoff and rolls her eyes. It didn’t seem intentional, but it’s clear Belladonna noticed.

>Give Laki a “What the heck” look. She’ll fix it on her own
>Panic! Fake authority! Tell Laki you’ll punish her for that
>Let it go. When you’re consistent about following through, she’ll know you mean it
>Something else
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>>1486625
changing vote from Smith to Johnson
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>>1486640
>>Panic! Fake authority! Tell Laki you’ll punish her for that
Spanking
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>>1486640
>"Don't test me Belladona, you won't like that."
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>>1486640
>You have something to say Laki?
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>>1486640
>punish her for that
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>>1486640
>Panic! Fake authority! Tell Laki you’ll punish her for that
Oh boy. I hope this works. Hahaha
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>>1486640
>Give Laki a “What the heck” look. She’ll fix it on her own
Not cool Laki.
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>>1486641
>>1486638
>>1486631
>>1486628
>>1486625
[Johnson it is. This is why I love you guys. That's brilliant.]
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>>1486640
>>Panic! Fake authority! Tell Laki you’ll punish her for that

except don't fake it, Laki just lost her backrub.
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>>1486657
Yeah I don't think panic and faking authority is the right move
We should just do it
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>>1486656
Even though I came up with the idea. I just want to say that Herb's parents are monsters for doing this to their child. Hahaha
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>>1486640
>Let it go. When you’re consistent about following through, she’ll know you mean it
Right now.

Punish Laki later.
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>>1486640
>>Panic! Fake authority! Tell Laki you’ll punish her for that

Damnit Laki, I love you girl but come on
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>>1486659
>Herb's entire male line has been named John since the invention of last names
cant break the tradition anon
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Gobble, would it be possible to aura mix with others like we did with Keira?
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>>1486673
Makes sense john son of john.
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>>1486640
>>Panic! Fake authority! Tell Laki you’ll punish her for that
no massage tonight
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>>1486640
>Panic! Fake authority! Tell Laki you’ll punish her for that
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>>1486677
No, we already said we would. Being annoyed is no reason to go back on our word of honor.
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>>1486675
[Oh right. I forgot to answer before. Yes, but Herb would need some more aura training to do it well. Or good rolls.]
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>>1486680
that's why it's a punishment anon
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Rolled 100 (1d100)

>>1486681
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>>1486691
Hahah, way to waste a great roll. the dice gods laugh at you.
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>>1486686
No, it's just breaking your word. Punishment would be not doing it again after this, but that would be dumb since Herb enjoys doing it.
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>>1486691
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>>1486691
Oh shit I did it! Hah! Never lucky indeed.
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>>1486691
well then, I guess Herb can aura mix with whoever he feels like.
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>>1486691
Wasted
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>>1486691
Now you just need to do that when it counts
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>>1486691
IT'S CANON!!
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>>1486694
I.. I dono. Gobble is really nice and said we would have had to roll, so I did.. a-and..
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>>1486691
Nice one Anon.

Shame it's wasted.
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>>1486706
Never. Lucky.
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>>1486708
Don't say that! Maybe it's not wasted! You don't know that!
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>>1486691
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>>1486691
Wow! What a great roll anon, nice!
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>>1486738
Thank you!
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You put on your most authoritative, serious business face. “Laki, do you have something to say?”

“Ahh.” She scratches behind her head. She understands the position she put you in in front of Belladonna. “Sorry.”

Bella’s still looking between the two of you, watching how this turns out.

“Good.” You stand tall. “But I’m still going to have to punish you.” Oh jeez. What are you saying? Maybe you can give her food made from the less tasty ingredients. No, your inner chef wouldn’t allow that. Maybe you could just say you will and not-

She puts a hand on her hip and gives you a skeptical look. You’ve gone too far and she’s calling your bluff. “Oh really? What’s that?”

You look at Bella. She’s putting her hand on her hip, too. “You’re not getting a back rub tonight.” Internally, you brace for the worst.

Laki’s face doesn’t turn angry, or condescending. She looks like a small, scolded child. “W-wait. Come on. That’s not fair!”

You turn and walk away, satisfied that Bella is watching.

“Herb!” Laki chases after you. “Please? I know it was a jerk move and all, but come on.” Laki stops when Keira comes by. You guess she doesn’t want to beg in front of her. “Alright. But I’m going to work you extra hard for training next time.”

Next, you find Dice. He’s standing in an inch of water, swooshing it with his tail.

“Hey Dice. How’s it going?”

Dice looks up to you, then to the ocean.

>...so. Were you scared when you went into the ocean earlier?
>Ask what he’s thinking about
>Just talk. Maybe you’ll say something he’ll react to
>Tell him that maybe he shouldn’t bite so much
>Something else
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>>1486752
>>Just talk. Maybe you’ll say something he’ll react to
G-gobble! I thought we were going to spank Laki! Not Not Massage her! That's evil!
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>>1486752
>Just talk. Maybe you’ll say something he’ll react to
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>>1486752
>>Just talk. Maybe you’ll say something he’ll react to
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>>1486752
>Just talk. Maybe you’ll say something he’ll react to
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>>1486752
>Just talk. Maybe you’ll say something he’ll react to
Just be causal guys
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>>1486756
Agreed. We should put Bella in her ball tonight and give Laki her massage afterwards. Think how happy Laki will be with a surprise massage.
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>Just talk. Maybe you’ll say something he’ll react to

>>1486756
that would be positive reinforcement
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>>1486766
100% agree.
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>>1486768
Yeah, this way we are using negative punishment. Probably a better strategy for Laki. But i would support a spanking. Maybe next time.
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>>1486768
Laki isn't trying to sabotage things with Bella she knows she fudged up and it'd be fun to give her a spanking and a massage.

This just sucks.
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>>1486766
>Teaching Bella she can't manipulate people into giving her things because she bats her eyelids
>Giving Laki a massage after she undermined us because she batted her eyelids at us
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>>1486779
She didn't bat her eyelashes. She was honestly upset and contrite.
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>>1486777
giving up on our threat at the slightest hint of opposition would make Herb seem like a massive pushover.

This way massages don't become an expected thing, Laki will look forward to them more now. You wouldn't want her to get bored of them, would you anon?
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>>1486766
Nah man, we don't go back on our word.
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>>1486782
And has decided that she will make us work extra hard when working out next. It's not going to kill her to not get a massage, anon. We can always tell her that we're not actually upset at her and just need to set a good example.
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>>1486784
That olivia raises a compelling argument
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>>1486766
Yeah rolling over like a wimp and not sticking with it is the best way to teach her
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>>1486784
You're implying anyone could get bored with Herb's massages. That's just false.

I thought we could turn it into something fun. Now it's just bad moods all around.

>>1486786
Right but we could tell her that without withholding something and treating her like a child.
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>>1486793
that would undermine the message. It's important that we stick to our guns.

plus it's one night, I'm sure she can withstand it. Next one will seem even better because she's craving it
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>>1486793
Bro I'm a lakifag too, but just let it drop.
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>>1486799
I understand the importance, I'm upset that the decision was take away massage and not something fun. Gobble sometimes seems to arbitrarily add stuff. I guess most times it's alright. This time it sucked.

>>1486801
Never! I'll remember this!
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>>1486811
Man, trust the gobble, and don't worry about it so much. Don't you trust Gobble.
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>>1486811
Like that 100 you wasted?
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>>1486815
Not right now I don't!I don't trust anyone!

>>1486823
It wasn't wasted! They don't work like that! They're bound to time!
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>>1486832
god that was a good show
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You squat next to him and watch his tail sway in the water.

Dice is a hard nut to crack. He's nice, he seems to be friendly in his own strange, nibbling way, but what's really going on inside that head of his? What are his hopes and dreams? What are his fears? His values?

You guess you'll just talk. You think, at the very least, he's the quiet type. Sort of like Mace. But Mace also has a professional drive. He likes working toward something when he's not sitting still and just enjoying time pass. The point is though, you understand just wanting to sit and observe. You've been to plenty of family gatherings where you don't want to be put on the spot, but still enjoy being in everyone's company.

So you'll just talk. But what's on your mind?

>Talk about your current worries
>Talk about things that frustrate you. Even you need to vent sometimes
>Talk about the island, weather, and home
>Talk about something you want to accomplish that maybe you haven't mentioned
>Something else

[Please feel free to write in anything for any choices]
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>>1486846
>Talk about things that frustrate you. Even you need to vent sometimes
It'll be therapeutic!
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>>1486846
>>Talk about your current worries
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>>1486846
>Talk about movingly to Loanah. He's not native either, so you have that in common. There aren't other totodile or other Herbs here.
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>>1486846
>Talk about your current worries
All these girls, man. How do you handle attention from these girls? I've never been this popular before!
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>>1486846
>Talk about something you want to accomplish that maybe you haven't mentioned
Like trying out a contest at least once.
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>>1486861
Wait, am I remembering Dice's backstory right? He was let go by a trainer/ an escaped pet I think.
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>>1486846
Talk about moving to Loanah. He's not native either, so you have that in common. There aren't other totodile or other Herbs here.
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>>1486846
Wait add
>Talk about something you want to accomplish that maybe you haven't mentioned
I want to learn a recipie from every temple

To
>>1486861
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>>1486846
>Talk about movingly to Loanah. He's not native either, so you have that in common.

>Talk about something you want to accomplish that maybe you haven't mentioned

Recipe from each temple will be done one day
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>>1486846
>Talk about things that frustrate you. Even you need to vent sometimes
>Talk about movingly to Loanah. He's not native either, so you have that in common.
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>>1486846
>>Talk about your current worries
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>>1486846
Hey Gobble, I've got questions about the geography. Is the "mainland" refer to a specific region or the whole rest of the world? Because the impression I'm getting is that when, say, lake doesn't recognize a pokemon and assumes Herb does, it's like a Hawaiian assuming a Californian has seen a Zebra in the wild.
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>>1486937
[Rest of the world. Your metaphor is dead on.]
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>>1486950
I'll need to remember to vote for Herb to explain that to his friends sometime. Herb's immigrant status has been a constant element in this quest, and not just to use Herb as a reason target for exposition and I think that's pretty neat. I'd love to see it drive the story a bit more directly again. I guess I should say that I'm hype for more anti-mainlander encounters.
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>>1486992
how mad do you think the anti main landers will be if it's ever revealed that herb has a connection to their potential god?
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>>1487002
Oh the salt would rival that of the Dead Sea.
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“You ever have girl trouble?” You ask. He doesn’t react. “I guess I never expected this type. Too much attention. Who saw that coming, right? I’ve never been this popular. And I’ve never felt so disregarded either. It’s frustrating when people like that Max guy acts like a jerk. Or when I just want an encounter with Jane where she’s not accusing me of this or that. Or just a few days in a row where my clothes don’t get muddy or torn or something. Do you ever get frustrated or worried like that?”

Dice looks at you, but still hasn’t said anything. Somehow you get the idea that he’s worried.

You pat him gently on the head and watch the sea. “It’s been a busy journey, ever since I got here. I haven’t done a lot of thinking about what I want to do, like trying out a contest, or learning a new recipe from every temple.”

He glances at you.

“Yeah. I’m not from here either. Did I ever tell you that? Well, it’s true. We have that on common. There aren’t other Totodile or Herbs here. Well, there are herbs, but not like me. Get it?” He doesn’t react besides blinking. You continue. “This island smells a bit like where I’m from. Lots of similar trees, pokemon, that sort of thing. It’s just close enough to be familiar, but different enough to notice.”

He looks back into the ocean.

“Hey, no worries if you don’t want to say anything.”

He finally makes some noise. You feel like your ability to understand him is fading, but you think he’s saying that his jaws are his strongest muscles.

“Oh. That’s uh, good to know.”

He continues. He says that he bites on people and pokemon because he wants to keep them from leaving. But he doesn’t bite hard because he doesn’t want them to hate him.

“Oh, Dice...”

He’s had a lot of fun. But he knows you’re going to leave him here.

>Promise you’ll never leave him! Ever. No matter what.
>Does he want to leave?
>Try to convince him logically that you won’t leave him. Why would you try to teach him Surf?
>Something else
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>>1487018
>>Promise you’ll never leave him! Ever. No matter what.
Oh you little Derpy croc, how the hell did this get in your head
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>>1487018
>Promise you’ll never leave him! Ever. No matter what.
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>>1487018
>Promise you’ll never leave him! Ever. No matter what.

That was not OK Gobble.
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>>1487018
>>Promise you’ll never leave him! Ever. No matter what.
right in the feels
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>>1487018
>>Promise you’ll never leave him! Ever. No matter what.

WE DON'T ABANDON OUR FRIENDS!
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>>1487018
>Promise you’ll never leave him! Ever. No matter what.
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>>1487018
>Promise you’ll never leave him! Ever. No matter what.
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>>1487018
>Promise you’ll never leave him! Ever. No matter what.

How did he even assume that?
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>>1487002
That's the thing. People tend to be resistant to changing their core beliefs, we tend to alter our perceptions of new information to fit our feelings instead. They won't be mad at having their philosophy proven wrong. They'll assume we are some great corruptor or deceiver. We'll have a better shot with a multitude of character witnesses. Aka human friends, friendly wild pokemon, and shards.

>>1487018
>Something else
>Bite him
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>>1487018
>>Promise you’ll never leave him! Ever. No matter what.
>Wouldn't have caught you if I was going to leave you lil guy.
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>>1487018
>>Promise you’ll never leave him! Ever. No matter what.
Hug the croc
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>>1487048
Supporting this as well.
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>>1487018
>>Bite him
>>Promise you’ll never leave him! Ever. No matter what.

Bite suggestion fits perfectly
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>>1487047
He was left behind before. When we found him, he recognized human textiles, so he wasn't just wild. But he was catchable, so he must have been released. He had a trainer before. Probably loved them. And then he was alone.
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>>1487048
supporting this too
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>>1487018
>Bite him
>Promise you’ll never leave him! Ever. No matter what.
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>>1487018
>>1487043
>>1487048
Alright we can try this...
>>1487047
He was released by his previous trainer, and hell probably just saw Laki release the kekelion.
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>>1487047
he's not very smart

"huh so this is where they take pokemon that aren't from here and leave them"

"I'm not from here"

"I guess they are going to leave me :("

plus he has abandonment issued to begin with
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>>1487018
>Promise you’ll never leave him! Ever. No matter what.
>Bite him.

I love this option.
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>>1487018
>Bite him
>Promise you’ll never leave him! Ever. No matter what.
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>>1487079
He's a baby! He's like Bella! Just because he's young doesn't mean he's not smart!
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>>1487018
>Promise you’ll never leave him! Ever. No matter what.
Sure and hug or bite him back gently. Eithers fine by me
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>>1487087
"Tell me about the buneariess John."
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>>1487087
I don't think dice is a baby, at the very least he is old enough to have had one trainer already who ended up abandoning him.
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>>1487100
Remember when we found him and he was tearing up stuff? Items etc? I'd guess he's super young and they got rid of him early because of his destructive habits.
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>>1487018
>>Promise you’ll never leave him! Ever. No matter what.
Oh, Dice...
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>we hug and bite dice
>He does the same to us softly
>he evolves
>we end up losing an arm
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>>1487110
I agree it was probably because of his destructive habbits but who knows how long he was wild before he was even captured? was he bred? Was he a starter? We really have no information to make an educated guess.

He doesn't come off to me as young though, just kind of dumb; and that's ok it works for him.
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>>1487133
Worthy cause. Hell maybe if we level up healing enough we can get our arm back! And Hana's arm back!
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>>1487141
Gobble said that would be super duper ultra late game with a plot device for power tier.
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>>1487143
See! Anything is possible!
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I'm heading out for a bit so I don't have time for coloring.

Or quality...
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>>1487153
[Thanks! That's awesome!]
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>>1487153
Cute
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>>1487153
>>1487158
gee I wonder what option is going to win
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>>1487161
I only saw one option, anon. The hell were you reading?
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>>1487153
who is that in the background?
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>>1487172
yeah that is pretty much the core of the joke, it was a fantastic write in.
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“Dice!” You pick him up. “I’m not going to leave you! Where did you even get that idea?”

He was left by his old trainer. And Laki let her pokemon go.

“That’s not you and me, okay? I’m not going to leave you. Never ever ever. Do you understand? No matter what!” Your eyes are tearing up and your throat hurts.

Are you sure? Even if he’s doesn’t learn well, or he causes trouble? Or the other pokemon don’t like him?

“I promise.” you hold him tightly. What are you doing? You pull him back, then chomp down lightly on his head. A few seconds later, you feel his teeth on your shoulder. You sniff. Poor Dice. “I’m never going to abandon you.”

You can’t tell if that’s his tear making your shirt wet, or his slobber. He bites tighter.

Actually, ow. That’s really starting to hurt. A lot.

>Endure it just this one time.
>Tell him to stop
>Try to trick him into letting go so you don’t hurt his feelings
>Something else
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>>1487194
>>Endure it just this one time.
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>>1487194
>>Endure it just this one time.
dammit gobble my feels, they are overloading
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>>1487187
Keira I think

>>1487194
>Dice you've gotten really strong. Lighten up just a lil bit? I'd appreciate it.
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>>1487194
>Endure it just this one time.
You can do it, Herb.
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>>1487194
>>Endure it just this one time.
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>>1487194
>Endure it just this one time.
If we feel it go through skin don't be afraid to make a cry of pain.
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>>1487194
>>Endure it just this one time.
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>>1487194
>Endure it just this one time.
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>>1487210
Well, we can at least find out if Herb's insane Carbink works on himself.
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>>1487194
>>Endure it just this one time.
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>>1487194
>Endure it just this one time.
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>>1487194
>Endure it just this one time.
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You both cry and hold each other. Your hold on tight and try not to bite him too hard back as his digs into your shoulder. Oowowowowowowow that really stings.

You almost toss him off out of reflex, but you manage to keep it together until he finally relaxes. You’re a bit concerned when he has to pull back as hard as he does to get his teeth unindented. Oh wait, you’re bleeding.

He looks guilty.

“Hey. It’s alright. Emotional moment. No problem.”

He looks so happy when you pat him on the head and reassure him. He hugs your upper leg this time. You’re sigh in relief when he doesn't bite your crotch. Eventually he turns around and you both watch the tide come in for a bit. But it’s late, you’re both pooped, and it’s time to call it a night. You head back with him to the camp. He happily runs ahead to the sleeping spot and inserts himself into a pile of sleeping pokemon consisting of Gobble, Mace, Cutiefly, Meowth, Nincada, Tropius, and Belladonna.

Laki yawns and turns over when you crawl into your sleeping bag. “Hey Her-Woah! What happened?”

“Oh this? No big deal.” It hurts. SO much!

“Well, are you going to heal it?”

That’s a good question. Can you? Do you want to try that on yourself? You feel like your Keira-ness has faded mostly away by now. It helped you understand your pokemon a bit better, but does it also help you focus your energy?

>Try to heal it
>Nah. This isn’t a scar I mind having
>Something else
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>>1487328
>>Try to heal it
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>>1487328
>Nah. This isn’t a scar I mind having
Scar of FRIENDSHIP
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>>1487328
>Nah. This isn’t a scar I mind having
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>>1487328
>>Nah. This isn’t a scar I mind having
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>>1487328
>Nah. This isn’t a scar I mind having
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>>1487328
>>Nah. This isn’t a scar I mind having
We will use this to prove true friendship one day.
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>>1487328
>>Nah. This isn’t a scar I mind having
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>>1487328
>Try to heal it
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>>1487328
>Try to heal it

We don't want dice to have a reminder of hurting us.
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>>1487194
Endure his love, protect the nibble gator Herb
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>>1487328
>Nah. This isn’t a scar I mind having
Maybe heal it enough to stop the bleeding.
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>>1487328
>>Nah. This isn’t a scar I mind having
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>>1487328
>Nah. This isn’t a scar I mind having
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>>1487371
Yeah, I don't want the muscle to be fucked up or anything.
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>>1487371
I agree. A reminder is fine, but not at the cost of any functions.
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>>1487328
>>Try to heal it
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>>1487328
>Nah. This isn’t a scar I mind having
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>>1487328
Wait yeah unless it's actual damage and it's like gonna cost him movement in his arm.
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>>1487328
>Try to heal it

Enough so that it's scabbing.

Also as a reply to all that discussion a bit ago about missing out/denying massage time.
Why not try our hand at aura melding with Laki instead?
Kinda like a "I said I wouldn't do ____ but I never said anything about ____"
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“Well aren’t you a tough guy. Don’t expect any sympathy from me, mr. Stingy-With-Massages.” She rolls back over.

Well, you guess you should have expected that.

A few moments later, she gets back up. “Alright. Let me take a look at it.” Laki helps you clean it up, just to be safe. You flinch at every swab. Before you know it though, it’s over. “You’ll be fine.” Laki rolls back over and goes to sleep, and you decide that’s a great idea, too.

You wake up with Keira sprawled over both of you. “Blessed morning!”

“Good mo-” Hoof! The wind is taken out of Laki as Keira leans on her chest to move out of the way. “rning.”

You get up, stretch, make breakfast, and get ready to get to work. You see Dice chomping onto the side of Mace. Mace seems to be trying to wait him out while meditating, but Dice just isn’t leaving. It’s pretty adorable.

Now, where is Tauros?

You look around the camp for awhile, and fail to find anything. After you spread a bit further, you finally find him. He’s grazing on a small grass clearing. Between bites and chews, he’s trying to summon water.

“Want some breakfast?” You offer.

He takes a few nibbles, but goes back to his grass. You get the feeling that he’s worried about being too much in your debt.

>Tell him he’s training too hard. He needs breaks
>Good attitude! let’s finish up today
>Insist he have your food. He clearly likes it
>Ask what it’s plans are after this
>See if it wants to come with you, as a trial run to see if he likes it. No pressure.
>Something else
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>>1487424
>See if it wants to come with you, as a trial run to see if he likes it. No pressure.
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>>1487424
>>Insist he have your food. He clearly likes it
>It's going to help you learn. No debts on it.
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>>1487424
>>Ask what it’s plans are after this
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>>1487424
>>Good attitude! let’s finish up today
>>Ask what it’s plans are after this
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>>1487424
>Insist he have your food. He clearly likes it
>Ask what it’s plans are after this
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>>1487424
>Ask what it’s plans are after this
>See if it wants to come with you, as a trial run to see if he likes it. No pressure.
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>>1487424
>>Good attitude! let’s finish up today
>>Insist he have your food. He clearly likes it
>>Ask what it’s plans are after this

I like all three, and while he's a pretty cool pokemon I'd still rather stick to a 6 man group and I'm really holding out for that Misdreavus and an A-Vulpix.
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>>1487424
>Good attitude! let’s finish up today
>Ask what it’s plans are after this
i don't like any of the other options
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>>1487424
>Good attitude! let’s finish up today

I like him, but I don't want him.
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>>1487424
>>Good attitude! let’s finish up today
>>Insist he have your food. He clearly likes it

>>1487469
I feel the same way
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>>1487424
>Ask what his plans are after this
>See if he wants to come with you, as a trial run to see if he likes it. No pressure.
Quite frankly, I like him. He'll need a good name too. Something like... Beef!
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>>1487424
>Good attitude! let’s finish up today
>Insist he have your food. He clearly likes it

>>1487469
Same.
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>>1487487
>not naming him Sirloin
Quite frankly I'm disappointed.
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>>1487424
>>Insist he have your food. He clearly likes it
>>Ask what it’s plans are after this
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>>1487469
You should choose pokemon you like. We're not going to be a grand master or anything, we're not kat.
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>>1487519
So we can have pokemon sit in the box most of the time when they just get outdone like last time?
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>>1487519
Do what you want Anon! Don't let other people tell you what to do! :^)
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>>1487535
Herb would have pokemon sit in a box... why?
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Finish training that surf. Then we shall register him as a ride Pokemon. Then we show him off to Polu.
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>>1487519
I mean I like him more like sharpedo or murkrow.

>>1487515
What about Ferdinand?

>>1487554
This sounds best to me.
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>>1487562
>not liking Murkrow

Dishonor upon your whole family
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Does the Island have the same restrictions as the mainland on pokemon?
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>>1487562
I've been wanting Murkrow for a while now. Honchkrow has a boss hat
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>>1487565
I also don't want vulpix, misdreavous, or hydreigon.
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>>1487576
Such shit taste is beyond words.
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>>1487562
gotta agree with other anon murkrow is the shit, dude trades shiny's and doesn't afraid of anything.

>>1487576
man you're picky as fuck, misdreavous and hydreigon both seem like perfectly viable fits to me.
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>>1487576
Pizza, what happened? What went wrong?
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>>1487576
I just don't agree with anything about this comment.
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>>1487585
>>1487587
>>1487588
Its bait
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If we're talking about pokemon we want, I'd love it if we could get a Goomy or Sliggoo and then never evolve it because Goodra is shit
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>>1487591
At first I disliked you, then I saw you were in fact. My nigga
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>>1487591
heh both of those pokemon sound like made up words to me.
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>>1487598
When you think about it all words are made up
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If Herb is going to get a dragon I still say Bagon or Dratini would be best
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>>1487604
Eeeeh
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I want a beldum
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I warmed up to the idea of Herb raising a mime Jr. Sounds like a cute way to tackle his fear.
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>>1487604
nah, I liked that whole bit with hydreigon and picking another dragon would pretty much exclude him; one of my favorite parts of the whole quest.

Unless we want to be like Kat and collect as many dragons as humanly possible.
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>>1487626
I'll never support it. Those things are creepy.
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>>1487633
Hohoho, such strong feels. Is this Herb posting by chance?
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Heya folks and Gobble. Finally made it and caught up

if we're talkin dragons, [spoilers] Rayquaza has already chosen us remember.[/spoiler]
Though i'd like Druddigon or Jangmo-o
Would say Axew but the show ruined him for me
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>>1487620
good taste mate

I stand by swablu for our dragon
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>>1487590
They just don't appeal to me. I'd rather, say, be suddenly rescued by Hydriegon or have Murkrow keep being our dealer. And most "beautiful" pokemon don't do much for me either. I guess I really like getting weak/small pokemon and training them into cute badasses? I like bugs. I like dunsparce and shedinja and mime jr. and Yanma.
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Something just occurred to me. Imprison could overpowered as FUCK in Gobble's system. Focus training on simply learning fuckloads of moves with just enough speed to usually go first, and you could just lock out vast swathes of options and shut down beginners completely.
I wish we'd thought of this last quest. Herb isn't enough of a powergame to pull that kind of shit.

Oh shit. Mew can learn every move. It could be the ultimate "Everybody sit the FUCK down" button.
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>>1487638
That mega snorlax is swole beyond control.
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“Good attitude.” You pat him on the haunches like you think Polu or someone else might. He’s a bit startled at first, but he likes the compliment. “I think we can get it finished up today.”

He nods and snorts. He seems to like your attitude too. Yeah. You’re just a couple of dudes getting stuff done. The two of you head back to the others and get to work. Gobble finishes eat and joins, and Dice follows right away.

“Ready to bring it all together?” You ask them. They learned to move water first, then summon it after. “Who wants to go first?”

They all seem relatively ready. No volunteers to try first. Whoever does runs the risk of looking foolish. You’re pretty confident in their abilities, but you can understand the pressure. Looks like you’ll have to single somebody out. You feel like whoever goes first will imprint on the others. They might pick up that particular style of doing it.

Gobble’s style is a bit aggressive, surprisingly. When he was moving war, you noticed he was bringing in a lot of power as it came down at the last second. (High rolls do better, low rolls do worse)

Dice adaptable. He’s ready for any surprises or changes in direction. (less cooldown, able to not be carried along with it as much if needed)

Tauros is very defensive. You think his style is more likely to produce a defensive wall that he happens to collapse on his opponents. (No getting crit when using it, can be used defensively)

>Gobble. He’s had the least amount of distractions
>Dice, especially after last night
>Tauros, this is all for him, after all
>Something else
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>>1487647
Wasnt there a moment with Imprison during the last adventure? It was beastly
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>>1487654
>Something else
>Fine, I'll go first.
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>>1487654
>>Dice, especially after last night
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>>1487647
>>1487658
Robin used that very idea last quest to shut down a Mega Gengar with a Ninetales.

>>1487654
>Dice, especially after last night
I think its the only one without a drawback?
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>>1487654
>Dice, especially after last night
Having our own mode of transit will be useful if we every get caught in a storm or such and need to get back to our friends.
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>>1487654
this >>1487661
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>>1487654
>Dice, especially after last night

>Dice adaptable.

>>1487591
I'd like a Goomy if we never evolved it.
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>>1487654
>Gobble. He's had the least amount of distractions
Come on Mini fridge! you can do it!
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>>1487654
>Gobble. He’s had the least amount of distractions
Go big or go home.

>When he was moving war,
Think you mean "water" Gobble.
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>>1487654
>Tauros, this is all for him, after all

I prefer defense.
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>>1487663
THATS RIGHT! It was the championship match too wasn't it? Against her mom?
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>>1487661
I should defend my idea. This option lets Herb diffuse the tension by making it clear no one can fail since none of them are as bad at this as he is.
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>>1487682
Yep, she did real good.
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>>1487682
yep, Robin was fucking terrifying in that fight, she took out a Movie style Mewtwo that was able to mega evolve.
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>>1487654
>>Dice, especially after last night
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>>1487689
Honestly I like it, though we should still pick a mon.

or have everyone do it together
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>>1487689
It's not a bad idea by any stretch, but the ability to give Dice and Gobble a particular style of surf is too tempting to pass up. I'd like Tauros's style, but Dice's style wouldn't be bad either. Gobble's is the only one with a downside, so I'm not into that. The actual worry about embarrassing someone doesn't really factor into the decision for most when mechanical options are so clearly on the table.
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>>1487661
This
and then
>>Dice, especially after last night
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>>1487712
Watch. You'll see. The Herb option rolls stupid high and they get all three styles.
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>>1487654
>>Dice, especially after last night
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[Give me some rolls!]
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Rolled 36 (1d100)

>>1487765
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Rolled 67 (1d100)

>>1487765
FOR MOTHER
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Rolled 40 (1d100)

>>1487765
Show us your moves!
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Rolled 32 (1d100)

>>1487765
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Rolled 96 (1d100)

>>1487765
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Rolled 100 (1d100)

>>1487765
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Rolled 28 (1d100)

>>1487770
WRONG QUEST
>>1487765
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Rolled 66 (1d100)

>>1487765
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>>1487770
Not bad

>>1487775
ha
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>>1487775
This hurts, man.
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>>1487775
God dammit. That was my first ever roll for this quest. I KNEW I was late too, I just wanted to make sure I had the dice working right before I did it seriously. Looks like I did.
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>>1487769
>>1487770
>>1487772

>>1487773
>>1487774
>>1487775

[I actually wanted six rolls. This is perfect.]
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>>1487787
Would you say you are... NEVER LUCKY?

>>1487797
Oh neat
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>>1487797
Yay! I contributed in a meaningful way!
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>>1487797
Well that works out.
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>>1487797
So Herb only makes a slight fool of himself and then Dice steps up and shows everyone how it's done
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>>1487797
Oh! So other people get their 100s noticed but not me! I see how it is gobble!
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Gobble is kill?
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>>1488079
Gobble is take time.
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You decide to give it a go first, to show them it’s no big deal if they don’t get it right. You grab a log and run into the water up to your knees. “Watch! I’ll do it first!” You push it out a bit, then try to climb aboard. You manage to stand all the way up before it spins under you and you flop into the water.

“See? No big deal.”

You can see Laki and Keira watching. They’re way too far to hear, but it’s pretty obvious they think you’re acting confusingly. That’s okay. If your pokemon see you enjoying it, they’ll lighten up! Well okay. Having the girls watch you is making you a little nervous.

“Dice, why don’t you give it a try?”

Dice leaps into the water. For many seconds, nothing happens and you start to worry. A big rush of water shoots up into the air, lifting you with it. You lose your bearings for a second before you find yourself being carried over the beach by the water. You going to hit Gobble and Tauros, but the Surf splits just in time. You both come down just shy of the camp in front of the girls. Dice is in your arms with two tiny pearls. In his mouth. He drops them in front of Laki and Keira.

“Umm. tada?”

“Very smooth.” Laki says with that smug but somehow nice smile of hers.

“They are!” Keira picks hers up. “They’re pearls after all. Thanks!”

You set Dice down as the girls go back to what they’re doing. “Good job! Really good job!”

He gives you a nice hug and runs off towards Gobble and Tauros. They three of them use Surf for hours, making sure they have it down and also having a lot of fun. Besides what you assumed in terms of adaptability, they all seem to be able to direct, curve, and split it. It’s not perfect, but very handy.

Finally, hours later, things settle down. You sit with them enjoying a nice break and some water. To drink, this time. Training is thirsty work.

“Well, Tauros. I guess you don’t need my help anymore. You’ve really got it down.”

Tauros stomps, as if to tell you to stay here. He runs off into the forest.

“Huh. I wonder where he’s going.” Keira says, coming out of nowhere. “Oh yeah. Where are we going?”

Where are you going? Oh! After this. That’s a good question!

There’s Kontote, the volcano island that Polu is from, with lots of metalworking. You think you heard it’s pretty poor and culturally different from the others.

There’s Tabo. The breadbasket of the islands. Keira might like that if there are lots of plants.

You could visit your family back in Kaitwe. See how things are there. Then agian, you could call too. Maybe you should do that sometime soon.

Oh yeah, Terichi and Huka, those two cities on the big island to the west. That’s the direction everyone else seemed to go. But they might have travelled somewhere else by now.

>Terichi
>Kontote
>Visit home
>Tabo
>Somewhere else
>Call someone first
>Something else
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>>1488079
Call in the homicide unit.
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>>1488094
I don't remember the name, but shouldn't we go back and pay off the fishing rod?
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>>1488094
>>Visit home
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>>1488094
>Tabo
If this isn't a place to learn more about the food in the isles, then nowhere is.
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>>1488094
>>Tabo
Also call home at some point
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>>1488094
>>Call someone first
home
>Pay back fisherman dude
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>>1488094
>Tabo
New potential recipes
>Visit home

Also ok with calling friends
Oh and is there any temples that we visited that we didnt get a recipe from?
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>>1488094
>>Visit home
on the way to Terichi
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>>1488094
>Visit home
>Pay off the rod
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>>1488094
>>Terichi
might run into some of the cast and it probably has some interesting environments

plus we can visit their temple, though that goes for every option except Kontote
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>>1488094
>>Call someone first
home then
>Tabo
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>>1488127
All of them except the electric one?
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>>1488094
>Something else
Get that gem, finish this side quest.
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>>1488094
add >>1488109
to >>1488127

Need to finish paying off this debt.
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>>1488094
>Visit home
>Tabo
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>>1488094
>Pay off fishing rod first
Then
>Kontote
I wanna learn more about Polu and catch a fire type.
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That Tauros gonna kick a ponyta's ASS
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>>1488170
What Ponyta? I just see a puddle
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>>1488127
Just ghost I believe.

>>1488136
And even then, I'd like to go back to the electric temple to learn tea secrets from brother Kele.

We also can't forget to cash in the kek man's iou.
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>>1488199
What did we learn from Fire or Poison? Like I'm not sure if we did and I forgot or if we didn't learn a recipe from them
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>>1488094
>>Visit home
And Pay off the Rod
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>>1488213
I forgot about fire (we need to revisit that too, I hope they have sacred BBQ) and poison was just the gym, not affiliated with the temple.
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>>1488199
We need to definitely hit up that poison temple...for reasons. sexy reasons and if time the fire temple, i guess
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>>1488094
>Visit home
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Can't wait to show our parents our travelling companions; a tough girl who will definitely try to embarrass us in front of our family and a priestess who never wears a shirt who will embarrass us on accident.
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>>1488318
dad will be so proud
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“Umm, I’m not sure. I’ll need to think about it.”

You’re split. You want to pay off your debt for the rod, but you need that last gem. Hana said she’d help with that, though. You could also visit home. You haven’t checked in for awhile. You feel a bit guilty, but time just seems to fly when you’re on an adventure. There’s Tabo, too. That island looks huge, and sounds like it has an interesting history.

Well first things first. You want to make a few calls. First is to home. Then Hana after

It rings. Then rings. Then rings again. Finally, your little brother answers.

“Hello?”

“Hey! It’s Herb.”

“Herb!” Your brother shouts. He immediately asks you a million questions. What pokemon have you seen, how many battles have you won, what other pokemon have you seen, any evolutions you’ve witnessed.

“Woah, woah, slow down. I’ll tell you more later. Where are mom and dad?”

“MOOOOOOOOM!” You have to take the pokedex away from your head. His scream makes the connection a bit staticy. “Herb’s asking for you.”

There’s a rustle and you see your mom’s face pop up. She’s using the video. “My Johnny boy!”

You look to Keira and Laki. They both heard that. “Mom!”

“Oh, sorry sweetie. Herb. How’s your journey?”

You catch up for awhile. Mom’s been working a lot of overtime to get established. Your little brother is handling being left alone at the house for a few hours when they go out to accomplish things. Dad’s been great around the house and fixing things up. They have a nice garden going now, too.

“Sounds like everyone’s working hard.”

“Except your sister.” Your mom tells you. “She’s made some friend and she’s out travelling. Left to go hang out and called me late at night saying she’s staying over. That turned into a trip to another island.”

“Which one?”

“Terichi. But that was for a concert yesterday. She said she’s visiting her friend’s house today but hasn’t told me exactly where it is. I swear, if that girl showed half as much enthusiasm during her actual journey, I- Oh, I’m sorry Honey. Just a bit stressed.”

“It’s fine mom. Is dad home?”

“He’s out right now. Are you eating alright? Making lots of friends?”

You talk for a bit more. Eventually you need to wrap things up, but it’s good to know things are going well. Maybe you’ll visit after all.

(continued)
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>>1488337
>Herbs sister is out with Max.
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>>1488337
“Honey? One more thing. Can you take your pokedex somewhere we can talk privately?”

“Sure mom.” You get an understanding look from Keira and walk off out of earshot. “Is everything okay?”

“I really hate to ask, but...could I borrow some money?”

“Borrow money?”

“We’ve just had more expenses than we thought. There's been delays with your grandfather’s estate, and well, you know how tight things got before I got this promotion. I really hate to ask. If you don’t want to, I’m sure we can figure out something else.” She quotes a number. It’s about twice as much as you have right now.

>You’ll get her the money. Don’t worry
>You’ll send her what you have. You’re sure she’ll manage the rest
>Ask if she went gambling again. Maybe you shouldn’t give any
>Maybe you can ask Valerie to ask her dad for an advance
>Something else
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>>1488349
oh hell no
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