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Passion for Fashion

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 the PTU system, 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 and also may leave you open to an interrupt, so beware of that timing. Speed is more important for closing ground, intercepting, and other things and doesn't necessarily mean going first.

Pokemon and trainers are unique, and may have certain specializations, skills, or other things that the video-game mechanics might not allow. Some examples: That kung fu Bellsprout in the anime, that crystal Onix, or a Roggenrolla that can fly. Herb's perception skills, pokemon knowledge, context clues in general, and other things will hopefully come into play to avoid completely unfair, unforeseeable bullshit, but expect more bullshit from more advanced trainers.

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

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

Badges: 3

Location: Kaitwe, your house

Recently: You explored the woods, met some nice women, got into Herb's motivations, feelings, and frustrations, and got both of the girls.

For now.
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>>1630849
Oh boy! It's that time again!
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AWWRIGHT!

But now we don't get GobbleBucks refunded.
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Hell yea made it in time
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After missing the last 3 I've finally made a thread
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Yasss
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Here on time for once. It's been weeks since I caught one live.
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WOO and also oh god the nerves! Hope you're having a good night so far Gobble!
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You swagger towards your house. Not too much, you try to restrain yourself. You don’t want to come off as too cocky. But it does feel good. You’re full of energy, your ability to deal with the world feels just a little stronger, even the door back to your house seems lighter. But most importantly, you feel liked.

Huh, maybe that says something about you that you should really think on. You gu-

“Herb! Good, you’re back, honey.” Your mom comes rushing by with her work clothes and a packed lunch. “I’ve got to run. If I don’t see you before you leave,” she kisses you on the cheek, “be careful. And have fun with your friends.” She’s just about gone when she turns around. “Oh, and Honey, please don’t say anything to your father, okay? He doesn't need to worry about this.” And she’s gone.

You look around, nobody heard that. Laki and Hana are still sort of sitting in a stupor in the back yard. You walk into the dining room and find Keira and your dad talking. Jane’s absence is unsettling, but predictable.

“Son!” Dad greets you. “I, -exclusively-, was doing the dishes when I saw you in the backyard.” He leans into the words, with a big smile, but also a little concern. “Everything alright?”

“I’m sorry Mr. Johnson!” Keira shoots up, loses her smile and looking worried. “I knew I should have insisted on helping with those.”

He shoots her back a smile. “No. Keira. That’s not what I was hinting at. You’ve been the perfect guest. Sit down, it's okay.”

She relaxes. Dad’s always known how to do that.

He turns back to you. “If you don’t want to talk about it, that’s fine too. But if you want to talk, just let me know.”

He saw that, huh? You guess it must be really confusing without hearing what you guys were saying. Heck, it’s a little confusing for you and you were there.

>Invite Jane to the kitchen, tell everyone the news
>”Umm, I’ll tell you later”
>Casually mention it and get to cooking brunch. No biggie
>Something else
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>>1630901
>”Umm, I’ll tell you later”
>Get started on brunch, invite Jane
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>>1630901
>>Something else
>Wink. Thumbs up.
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>>1630901
>Casually mention it and get to cooking brunch. No biggie
I worry that telling everyone about it would come off as bragging or something.
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>>1630901
>Oh, and Honey, please don’t say anything to your father, okay? He doesn't need to worry about this.” And she’s gone.
Mom's having an affair!
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>>1630912
This
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>>1630901
>>Casually mention it and get to cooking brunch. No biggie
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>>1630901
>>1630918
Gasp! Is this True?! How could she!
>>Invite Jane to the kitchen, tell everyone the news

>cook brunch. No biggie
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>>1630907
I don't think we should rush into the souffle.
It should be saved for something special
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>>1630928
This and
>>1630912
>>1630901
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>>1630901
>>Casually mention it and get to cooking brunch. No biggie
Don't make it a big deal. Even though it's a massive deal and is this really happening how are we going to do this anpsjfwd- nope. We're in control! Alpha Herb! No worrying!
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>>1630901
I abstain from this vote.
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>>1630901
Actually? Deleting old vote and voting for this
>>Casually mention it and get to cooking brunch. No biggie
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You pause for a moment. You’ve always been unsure of what to say or over think your wording to avoid making a mistake. Sometimes that makes you quiet, using your old philosophy that if you don’t say anything, you won’t say anything wrong.

But look what actually expressing yourself has done. This is a new day for Herb Johnson. A cool day.

“Jane! Brunch if you’re hungry!” you yell out. You hear her footsteps coming from your room and get to work cooking up something nice. Laki and Hana end up coming in after a few minutes, too. It doesn’t take long for the pancakes to be ready.

“Oh yeah, dad, about what you were asking before. Yeah, I’m dating Hana and Laki now. Can you pass the syrup?”

Dad raises his eyebrows. He puts some effort into lowering one, and then the other.

“Neat!” Keira scarfs down another forkful.

Hana blushes a bit and avoids eye contact with everyone.

Laki does too, but less so. “Yeah. I didn’t see it coming either. We umm, have some traditions you don’t on the mainland.”

Dad leans back and chuckles a little. “Relax. I had my journey at these islands too. I guess some things don't change.” He looks back into his memories. "There were some good times, then."

Jane gives you a very, very funny look. She raises a finger to say something, then stops. You expected something else. Anything else. Yelling, accusations, some sort of crazy mind games. But nothing comes out. Laki says nothing, but she’s enjoying watching it.

You look over to Hana and Laki again, just to make sure they’re not too embarrassed or haven’t changed their mind or anything. You get a shy smile from one and a wink from the other.

You catch your reflect in your knife. You really do feel like a new man. Maybe it’s time for a change to reflect that.

>Nah. You like the way you look and dress
>You’re going to spike your hair
>You could use a light leather jacket
>Dress more like an islander
>Maybe an earring. You’ve always been scared to get one
>Is that facial hair you see growing? Maybe you could do a little something with that
>Something else
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>>1631029
>>Dress more like an islander
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>>1631029
>>Maybe an earring. You’ve always been scared to get one
Just a small one though.
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>>1631029
>>Dress more like an islander
>>Maybe an earring. You’ve always been scared to get one
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>>1631029
>Nah. You like the way you look and dress
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>>1631029
>Nah. You like the way you look and dress
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>>1631029
>Nah. You like the way you look and dress. you could always pick up some new sharp threads.
>Maybe a mall crawl with the girls would be fun
'Cause every girl crazy 'bout a sharp dressed man
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7wRHBLwpASw

also love Kiera's reaction
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I should note I don't want to go full islander with our style but rather take influences from them.
I imagine they dress more island functional than mainlanders do. Maybe we can go for that with some of our style.
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>>1631029
>Is that facial hair you see growing? Maybe you could do a little something with that
Herb's a MAN now.
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>>1631029
>>Nah. You like the way you look and dress
always though that kind of shit was stupid as hell
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>>1631029
>Dress more like an islander
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>>1631029
>>Is that facial hair you see growing? Maybe you could do a little something with that
We're a man now. We can grow a glorious mustache.
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>>1631074
I mostly agree. I could see spiking herb's hair because his dad does or maybe a little bit more islandish.
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>Is that facial hair you see growing? Maybe you could do a little something with that
I back this fully!
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>Nah. You like the way you look and dress
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>>1631029
>Maybe an earring. You’ve always been scared to get one
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Also you forgot to link the thread on your twitter
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>>1631102
You may need this one day.
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>>1631114
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>>1631102
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gobble is kill
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You consider a few things, but ultimately decide against it. You like the way you look.

You really are starving. You guess the emotional day took a lot out of you. That, and you find that a meal made in a real kitchen always comes out a lot better. And you guess that feeling good makes food a bit better, too.

You can’t find anything you want to do to yourself, fashion-wise, but what about your pokemon? It feels a bit like you’ve been neglecting them on that front. Everyone deserves to feel confident in what they’re wearing.

“I’m so full.” Keira leans back, emphasizing her belly. “Thanks!”

“Yes.” Jane says, monotone. “Thank you for your kind hosting.” She still seems to be making up her mind on how she wants to react to the news.

“No problem.” You grab their plates. Hana helps. Laki is about to help too but the plates are already gone.

“So, I guess you’ll be heading out today.” Dad says, stretching and heading towards the basement. “See me before you do though.”

You start running the water, but everyone else insists on taking care of the dishes today. You’re left a few minutes to think.

What sort of outfits or accessories do you want to try with your pokemon? You of all people know how much the right clothes can affect someone’s mood, but also how it affects how others see you. It’s important. It’s a signal that’s given to everyone else.

Mace settles down near your foot. He’s not one for cuddles, but you guess you haven’t had much time with him lately. You reach down and pat him on the head.

What would work best on him?

>Something noble, that inspires confidence from others
>Something intimidating
>Something cute, that makes others underestimate him
>Something comfy, that relaxes him
>Something else

[Feel free to write-in specifics. The votes are more for the effect you want them to give than the actual clothes or accessories. In the absence of suggestions I’ll make something up]
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>>1631199
>>Something noble, that inspires confidence from others
A cape
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>>1631196
>>1631199
BE-FUCKING-HOLD!
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>>1631199
>>Something noble, that inspires confidence from others
Mace is our proud and quiet leadermon.
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>>1631199
>>Something noble, that inspires confidence from others
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>>1631199
>Something noble, that inspires confidence from others
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>>1631199
>>Something noble, that inspires confidence from others
C A P E
A P E C
P E C A
E C A P
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>>1631199
>>Something noble, that inspires confidence from others

CAPE
A
P
E
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>>1631199
>Something noble, that inspires confidence from others
I'm totally in favor of the cape, but lets be sure its cool with him. part of me thinks he might prefer
>Something comfy, that relaxes him
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>>1631199
>write in
no change

can we please just get to story? Personally I am not interested in fashion at all.
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>>1631199
>Something noble, that inspires confidence from others

Cape/shoulder things like this.

Mace is our literal and metaphorical rock.
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>>1631226
You do realize that we made Herb 'fashionable' since day one. Kinda part of the story.
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Fur lined Pilot helm and goggle.
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>>1631226
It'll have effects in-battle though.
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>>1631199
>Something noble, that inspires confidence from others
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>>1631231
I am well aware of that, I just personally find it boring as hell; it's fluff. And we've had enough fluff for now I think and I would really prefer to see what Dad has to say or what Jane is thinking or going out and having some weird adventure with some wild pokemon or pretty much anything else. Not saying the votes for fashion are wrong just that they are not mine, waiting all week for a thread seems like a shame if we never do anything.
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>>1631254
Yea but its only you objecting, the rest of us enjoy the Herb being Herb time. We'll get to the other stuff as well.

>>1631237
This as well
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>>1631254
Yeah, if we don't finish our fishing rod side quest and set our sights on some new goal to achieve or place to explore I'll get pretty antsy too.
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>>1631263
I appreciate that, but I feel that it is usually a good idea to explain your votes so that maybe others can think about it and come to agree with you, or not either way it tends to be a good idea. I would not have elaborated further if you had not replied.
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Mace is a stoic pokemon. It’d feel wrong to give him anything other than the look of a noble knight. You’ll get him a cape. Of course, you’ll probably need to customize it to make it fit and that means getting your sewing kit out. It’ll need pauldrons, and a little brooch to keep it on, too. That’s a lot of work.

You try not to get too excited about it. Before you do anything, you want to make sure he’s okay with that.”

“Mace, how do you feel about a cape?”

He looks up at you, then down at the floor.

“It’ll be short enough so you don’t trip over it. I won’t give you one for a human.”

“You own a lot of capes, Soft Hands?” Laki teases, carrying a freshly dried plate.

You wish.

Mace nods.

“Yeah? Alright! I’ll get to work!”

Now, what do you want to get for-

Jane gets up from her table. “I’ll be leaving now. Thank you for hosting me.” She bows. “John, Don’t expect mercy in our next battle.”

John? She just started calling you Herb, but it looks like she's gone back to that.

>Bye! Have a great day!
>Wait, talk to her privately before she leaves
>Wait, take some food
>Ask if she wants to join you until the next island
>Be an assertive rival. Tell her you won’t go easy next time either
>Something else
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>>1631303
>Be an assertive rival. Tell her you won’t go easy next time either
then
>>Wait, take some food
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>>1631303
>>Bye! Have a great day!
>>Be an assertive rival. Tell her you won’t go easy next time either
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>>1631303
>Ask her to call you Herb.

Seriously, what is it with people not calling us Herb?
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>>1631303
>Be an assertive rival. Tell her you won’t go easy next time either
then grab Laki and smooch her on the mouth part of her face while staring Jane in the eyeballs!
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>>1631303
>>Be an assertive rival. Tell her you won’t go easy next time either
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>>1631303
>With a smile, "I wouldnt expect or want anything less from you."
>Ask if she wants to join you until the next island
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>>1631303
>Ask if she wants to join you until the next island

one good turn deserves another
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>>1631303
This>>1631310
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>>1631303
Backing
>>1631310
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>>1631316
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>>1631329
herb is being an insertative rival!

inserting his tongue in laki's mouth!
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>>1631310
I like this I'll change mine >>1631311 to back it
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>>1631303
Another vote on the pile for
>>1631310
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>>1631316
see this shit right here Lakifags?

this is why people don't like you.
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>>1631303
>Wait, talk to her privately before she leaves
She's probably going to leave regardless, but a little insight would be nice.
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>>1631345
That's not a lakifag. That's a retard.

You can't be both.
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>>1631345
it's my gimmick to be posting as bella, you mark
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>>1631345
you can't be serious right now, here's your (you)
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>>1631303
>Be an assertive rival. Tell her you won’t go easy next time either!

>Also take some food
>And call me Herb.
>and Ask if she wants to join you until the next island

Herb is nice! Nice!
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>>1631295
This >>1631310
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>>1631358
Usually you lead with a bella pic so i can see the misunderstanding
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>>1631358
no picture or name it isn't posting as Bella it's just being an ass.
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>>1631411
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>>1631438
I think we're going to need the other five versions of this eventually. With three positions/characters there are six combinations.

There's:
Laki cucling Herb
Laki cucking Hana
Hana cucking Herb
Hana cucking Laki
Herb cucking Hana
Herb cucking Laki
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You do your best to give an assertive, confidence, and flippant look. You fold your arms. “I wouldn't expect or want anything less from you Don’t expect me to go easy, either.”

Her eyes narrow, but she also looks vindicated. Like she was just proven right about something. She nods. There’s a defensive layer to it, but on a different level it also feels like there’s a new respect from her. You really don’t know what to make of that. Maybe you just aren’t reading her well.

She puts a hand on the doorknob

“Wait!” You stop her. “Here.” You give her a basket of food. You were preparing that for your trip, but you can make more.

She looks down at it, confused. “I can’t-”

“I insist three times over.” You tell her. You grab a little bit and take a bite, showing her you didn’t poison it or anything. “I insist.”

She actually cracks a strange smile. “I see. Make your move to start your little harem and then try to put me in your debt with this. I’ll play your game for now, but be prepared to be repaid many times over.”

And with that, she leaves.

But she comes back a second later and leans back into the room , looking at Laki “There’s nothing wrong with capes, you uncultured primeape.” She leaves again.

Laki lifts a plate to throw at the door she left through. Hana quickly grabs her arm.

“I wasn’t really going to.” She unconvincingly says as she lowers it.

“Is everyone ready to go soon?” Keira asks, changing the subject.

Well, you’ll go talk to your dad before you take off, but is there anything else you want to do?

>Nope
>Chat with your brother for a bit instead of a quick goodbye
>Hang out a bit more today. Just relax
>Grab another item from your room you forgot before (write-in, as long as it’s reasonable)
>Something else
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>>1631491
>Grab another item from your room you forgot before (write-in, as long as it’s reasonable)
Pokeblock mixer or poffin maker?
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>>1631491
>>Nope
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>>1631491
>Nope
>>1631506
I think they're pointless since we're actually cooking.
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>>1631491
>>Nope
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>>1631491
>Hang out a bit more today. Just relax
>Grab another item from your room you forgot before (write-in, as long as it’s reasonable)
That little stuffed Pokemon that Herb's embarrassed he loves so much
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>>1631491
>Chat with your brother and father for a bit instead of a quick goodbye
>Make sure we have the gemstone from Hana, for our fisherman quest.

Hot damn Jane. I hope we see her actually sporting a cape next time
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>>1631491
>>Nope
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>>1631510
I guess so.
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>>1631491
>>Nope
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>>1631491
>>Chat with your brother for a bit instead of a quick goodbye
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>>1631491
>Grab another item from your room you forgot before (write-in, as long as it’s reasonable)

Your grandfather's cane.

You know we could rock that.
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You make a mental note about where all your stuff is so you don’t forget anything, then head down to talk to dad.

“Herb, my boy!” He pants the piano stool. “So, two girlfriends, huh?”

“Uhh, yeah.” It still feels weird, especially with your dad saying it.

“Hey! Relax. I’ll talk to your mom about it. She’s a bit more rigid than you and I, but she’ll be happy as long as you’re happy. But first, let’s talk.” Dad places a beer down in front of you, then cracks one for himself.

The clock you glance at blinks 11:21.

“Special occasion.” He explains to the look on your face. “Just uh, don’t tell your mother.”

>”Okay.” Take your beer
>Turn down the drink offer, but thanks
>Tell dad about the money
>Put both beers away. He should know better
>Something else
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>>1631625
>”Okay.” Take your beer
We are an epicurean after all.
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>>1631625
>>Turn down the drink offer, but thanks
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>>1631625
>Turn down the drink offer, but thanks
>Tell dad about the money
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>>1631625
Herb already drank before.
>”Okay.” Take your beer
But it's not late enough for anything other than a sip.

Time for TALKING
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>>1631625
>>”Okay.” Take your beer
time for a man to man
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>>1631625
>Turn down the drink offer, but thanks
>Tell dad about the money

Baileys tastes better.
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>>1631625
>Quick sip, Roll for gag reflex
Ugh, beer? Lets all be honest, Herb's a fruity mix drink kinda guy (and Laki will abuse the shit out of that)

>>1631620
Damn right we could. Think the islander gang will hook us up with some sweet new threads? Pic related
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>>1631625
>>”Okay.” Take your beer
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>>1631625
>>”Okay.” Take your beer
>Tell dad about the money
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>>1631657
>>1631642
>>1631637
>not trusting mom
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You know I just thought of this, where's our sister at? Or did i miss this?
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>>1631661
She's not telling Dad and bumming money off her kids. It's... yeah. I'd tell my dad.
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>>1631664
She's out dating some Max kid.
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>>1631625
>>”Okay.” Take your beer
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>>1631625
>”Okay.” Take your beer
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>>1631672
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>>1631661
She's a reformed gambling addict, remember?

At the same time, dad's getting a surprise for her, so maybe it's an anniversary?

I'll rescind the tell part in >>1631642
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>>1631672
No accounting for taste apparently.

As long as he stays away from our girls, let big sis "slum" it. Not really, we're probably gonna have to beat his ass down the line
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>>1631704
Rocky training montages, ahoy?
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“It’s time we had the talk, son.”

“Mom umm, already did that. Years ago.”

He rolls his eyes. “Not the Delibirds and Beedrills. Come on, you stayed at your grandpa’s daycare enough that I know her talk was late anyways. No. This is another talk, just for men.”

You can’t think of what he means. You take a sip of beer and concentrate on not making a face.

“Son,” he begins, “women will try to change you. It’s an instinct they can’t help. Just remember; don’t give up your passion for anyone. It’s that passion that draws people in in the first place. Make sacrifices from it when you absolutely have to, of time and money and attention, but never let that flame go out. There’s no such thing as giving up your passions for the sake of your woman. They’re tied together. They’re why she’s there in the first place. If you give that up, she’ll resent you for letting yourself die inside, and you’ll resent her for ‘forcing’ you to give up the flame.”

The serious look on his face throws you off. Dad’s usually always a bit goofy or light-hearted. But he really means what he’s saying here. “Did you ever give up your dreams for mom?”

“Yup. And we ended up almost getting divorced.”

You choke out your beer.

“Oh! Son! No. It’s okay. We’re fine now.” He hovers his hand over your back, trying to determine if you need a good whack or not. Thankfully he decides to let you cough it out. “That was a long time ago. We worked it out. I still make my music, after all.” He’s always banging out something on the keyboard or guitar. You rarely hear him repeat the same tune twice, like he’s always searching for something different, but he’s never stopped. He runs his fingers along the keyboard, playing a quick two second ditty as if to emphasize the point.

“That’s,” you cough, “a relief.”

”I don’t know if I’ll ever make another little minor hit like the one that paid for our old house, but I’ll never give up my passion for it again. When you have a dream, son, something that really touches your soul, you also have a duty. A duty to yourself and it and everyone important in your life to keep it alive. Some people out there maybe go a little too far with their passions,” he makes a pose like the one Jane does sometimes. You end up choking on your water again from seeing it, but it’s a lot lighter this time. “But far more people let them wither and die.”

You take a moment to reflect on what he’s said.

“Anyway. I just wanted to tell you that. Those girls upstairs, they will change who you are. If you think it’s changing you for the worse, get out. Trust me on that. Nothing twists a man more than a woman.”

>Okay, you promise
>Hana and Laki aren’t like that
>Those girls -are- your passion
>Ask about his journey (Write in)
>He worries too much. Everything will be fine
>Something else
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>>1631722
>Running the snow with Gobble in a sling behind us, pulling Mace and Dice on a sled
>Having Bella fire pin missiles as we dodge back and forth
>Practice wrestling Laki and Hana
>Hearts on fire! Strong desire!
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>>1631746
>Hana and Laki aren’t like that
>They wouldn't make me give up my pokemon! Or cooking!

>But.. Okay, you promise
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>>1631746
>>Ask about his journey (Write in)

Ever felt you were holding your team back? Focusing too much on yourself and not enough on them?
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>>1631746
>Okay, you promise
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>>1631746
>>Okay, you promise
>Ask about his journey (Write in)
we haven't seen his pokemon, seems like he would have them running around, assuming they aren't giant
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>>1631746
>>Okay, you promise
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>>1631746
>>Okay, you promise
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>>1631746
>Okay, you promise
>Ask about his journey (Write in)
Just a general what was his like.
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>>1631746
>Okay, you promise
>Ask about his journey (Write in)
Is there anywhere we should go? You want to explore some but need somewhere to go.
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>>1631746
>>Okay, you promise
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>>1631746
>>He worries too much. Everything will be fine
because
>>Hana and Laki aren’t like that
but
>>Okay, you promise
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>>1631759
Changing vote

Supporting this instead >>1631781
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“Hana and Laki aren’t like that. They wouldn't make me give up my pokemon! Or cooking!”

“I’m sure they have no conscious intention of it.” He flicks a hand at your face, causing you to blink. “But instincts affect us all.”

“Well. Okay. I promise. But I think you worry too much.”

He pats you on the shoulder and downs his beer. You reach for yours and chug some more. You’ve still got awhile to go on it.

“What was your journey like? And your pokemon team? I don’t think I’ve ever seen any pictures.”

“My team.” He leans back, thinking. “I didn’t start out with a new pokemon. I had Cracker. An old Heracross. He was an ornery old bastard, but the best friend a trainer could have. Helped me catch the other two pokemon. Oh, they’d argue and fight. But like brothers. Well, not like you and your brother because you two don’t do any of that, but like my and mine. They had each other’s backs.”

“Did you ever feel like you were letting them down? Holding them back?”

“All the time. It was intimidating to have an experienced pokemon like that. But if you’re worried about that son, don’t be. You’re a good kid, and from your battle I can see you’re a good trainer. Those pokemon of yours all look up to you.” He tousles your hair. “Not just because you’re shootin’ up like a beanstalk, either.”

You laugh. But a thought hits you. “What happened to your team?”

He keeps his eyes away from your view and sets down his beer can. “Like I said. Cracker was old. He’s...he’s buried by Tabo, actually. I haven’t visited yet. And the other two I... I’ll tell you another time.” He reaches for your can, but you’re still working on it so he leaves it. “You just concentrate on your own journey. Make good memories.”

You nod. “Y-yeah. Okay!”

He smiles.

You still feel like you should change the subject, though. “Umm. Is there anywhere you recommend visiting?”

“I was going to say the girls at the Ghost Temple, but I guess you’ve already got your hands full there.” He laughs. “The mountain range by Huka has a fantastic view. Kontote has a different culture but as long as you’re respectful you’ll get along fine. Opala is a good place to learn some stories.” He starts thinking. “Actually, there are a lot of places. I don’t want to just dictate your journey for you, but let me make up a little list here for you and you can check them out if you’re in that area.” He starts writing. After a few moments he hands you a list of a bunch of locations all around the islands.

“Thanks.”

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>>1631884
He leans down and gives you a hug. You hug back.

“I’m proud of you son. You’re really on your way to becoming a man. Now go get back on your journey.”

You head back upstairs. His comment about being a man echoes in your head as you climb the stairs. What can you be doing to become more of a man? What does it mean to be a man? Not just a male, but a man.

>A man is strong
>A man needs to be a leader. In charge.
>A man is virile
>A man does whatever it takes to get the job done
>You don’t know, but you know it when you see it
>Something else
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>>1631887
>Integrity
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>>1631887
>>A man does whatever it takes to get the job done
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>>1631887
These
>>1631892
>>1631893
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>>1631887
>>A man is strong
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>>1631887
>You don’t know, but you know it when you see it
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>>1631887
>>A man is strong
But not just physically
Strong of mind and heart and integrity and so on
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>>1631887
>A man does whatever it takes to get the job done
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>>1631887
>A man needs to be a leader. In charge.
>A man is virile
leadership doesn't mean you're constantly putting others down, it's lifting them up

>but like my and mine
butt pls
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>>1631887
this>>1631892

A man is honest, hard working, respectful, dutiful and above all keeps his word.
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>>1631887
This.
>>1631892
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>>1631904
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They say that we are who we are in the dark. It is what we do when there is nobody there to judge us and no potential for reward that our moral fibre can be tested.

Doing what is right over what is easy.

That's what integrity is to me.
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>>1631933
amen, amen
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>>1631887
Supporting >>1631892
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>>1631892
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>>1631900
+1
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>>1631887
>>A man is strong
> A man has integrity
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NIGMUAMevH0

A man is a lot of things. Strong, not just physically but of mind and heart. He’s honest, he lifts up others, does what it takes, is respectful and dutiful.

If you had to sum it up, the one word that shines out to you like a beacon in the dark is integrity. That’s everything. And you’d like to believe you’ve shown at least a little on your journey. You remember what Hana said to you earlier this morning. “If it were anyone else but you, I wouldn’t trust you.”

You really hope that's a sign you’re on the right path, anyway. But you suppose you’ll really know when you’re tested and nobody can see. You wonder how you’d really handle that. You don’t think you’d fail, but doesn’t everyone think that until it happens?

Your feet have taken you out of the basement and into the bright living room while your mind runs in circles.

Hana hands you the gem again. Her hand lingers for a moment on yours. “Sorry!” She takes it away, but then she puts it back. “Wait. It’s not weird anymore, right? I mean, officially.”

“No. You’re officially weird, Robocop.” Laki hitches up her bag, then pinches both of your butts. “Got all your stuff?”

“My bag!” Hana runs back to the other room. Keira laughs.

You gather up your pokemon after, then head out the door. You see your brother there looking at a small grass pokemon. It gets scared when it sees you and takes off.

“Oh, sorry.”

“It’s okay. That one comes by a lot.” He smiles. “Hey! You’re going back on your journey! Are you going to battle a gym? Huh?”

“Not yet. We’ve got to go pay back someone.” You’re eager to get that debt lifted.

“Oh. But after that? Who are you battling next? Are you going to beat Jane next time? Where are you going?”

“We haven’t really figured that out yet.”

“Oh. Well, take this anyway.” Your brother hands you a little pink bow. “I don’t know why, but when I saw it I thought of you.”

Your little brother was reminded of you by a pink bow. The girls all exchange little smiles.

>Thank him but refuse the gift
>Suck it up and wear it while you leave
>Bella will love it!
>Put it in one of the girls’ hair
>Something else
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>>1631989
>>Bella will love it!
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>>1631989
>>Bella will love it!
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>>1631989
>>Bella will love it!
Put that in our daughter's hair right now
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>>1631989
>Bella will love it!
>Thanks little man
>Give him advice on how to befriend the pokemon
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>>1631989
>Bella will love it!
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>>1631989
>>Bella will love it!
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>>1631989
>Bella will love it!
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>>1631989
>Bella will love it!
I mean, she will.
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>>1631989
>>Bella will love it!
>Give him a recipe, he can cook for that one that visits.
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>>1631989
>>Bella will love it!
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>>1631989
>Bella will love it!
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“Oh! Great!” You force a smile. “It’s got little flowers on it. Bella will love it.”

Belladonna jerks her head up. She does not love it.

“Put it on!” He jumps up.

You look to the girls for help. Hana’s mind is racing but she can’t think of anything. Keira just smiles blankly. She covers her mouth in shock when Bella starts making noises. She must be using some really foul language.

Laki takes it and kneels before Bella. She whispers some things you can’t quite hear and tries to put it on. Bella takes it off immediately and throws it to the ground.

“We’ll uh, work on it.” You tell him.

You can tell he’s a little disappointed, but he believes you. “Okay!”

He leans up for a hug. You give him one. Keira gets involved too.

“Be good!”

“You too!”

You all head out, back on the road. You, Belladonna, Gobble, Mace, and Dice, and Keira, Laki, Hana, and their pokemon form a big parade. It’ll be a little before you get to the shore.

>Ask Keira to help you understand why Bella didn’t want the bow
>Hold Hana and Laki’s hands and pay attention to them
>Keep a lookout for pokemon
>Keep a lookout for trainers to battle
>Something else
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>>1632030
>Ask Keira to help you understand why Bella didn’t want the bow
If she doesn't want it, we put it on.
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>>1632030
>>Hold Hana and Laki’s hands and pay attention to them
We can talk to Bella later tonight
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>>1632030
Huh, I guess it wasn't her style. Oh well.

>Hold Hana and Laki’s hands and pay attention to them

So what do you guys think would look good on Bella then?
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>>1632030
Wow. Super rude Bella.
>Wear the bow. Act like it's the best bow ever. But I guess some people can't see that.
>Hold Hana and Laki’s hands and pay attention to them
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>>1632030
>>Ask Keira to help you understand why Bella didn’t want the bow
>Keep a lookout for trainers to battle
>Hold Hana and Laki’s hands and pay attention to them
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>>1632030
>>Ask Keira to help you understand why Bella didn’t want the bow
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>>1632030
>>Hold Hana and Laki’s hands and pay attention to them
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>>1632030
>>Ask Keira to help you understand why Bella didn’t want the bow
>>Hold Hana and Laki’s hands and pay attention to them
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For the record though
https://bulbapedia.bulbagarden.net/wiki/Type-enhancing_item

Pink bow boosts normal type by 10%
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>>1632049
........gobble?
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>>1632056
I am not Gobble. I am neither Canadian, nor a lumber jack.
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>>1632058
*plumber
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>>1632056
nah, we already gave him a silk scarf which powers up normal moves by 20%

we can always give it to our next pokemon if Bella continues to hate it for some reason, normal type moves are common
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>>1632030
>>Ask Keira to help you understand why Bella didn’t want the bow
>>Hold Hana and Laki’s hands and pay attention to them
We need to know our little girl's stylistic preferences.
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You reach out to hold Laki and Hana’s hands.

“Oh jeez. I knew you’d be one of those guys that does public displays like this.” Laki admonishes you, but still has a big smile and adjusts her grip.

“Let me know if it’s too hard. The feedback isn’t always the best.” Hana says quietly. Oh. You grabbed her robotic hand. You think about asking them to switch sides for a minute, but decide against it. Hana doesn’t like making a big deal out of her prosthetics, and this is the sort of thing that will come up a lot more as the three of you get more intimate.

Oh jeez. The three of you are going to start getting more intimate. That’s a lot of pressure.

Don’t think like that! It’s not pressure because it’s not anything you can’t handle. Remember how you kissed them before? You’ve just got to channel that some more. You’ll be fine.

Yeah. Okay. You can handle things.

On that note, you look down to Bella, whose running ahead, checking out each little thing on the road. Sometimes she gets close to Dice to taunt him into playfully biting at her, but she jumps out of the way. Well, most of the time. Sometimes he gets her.

Your group arrives at the beach, and Laki has to break the handholding to get Wailord out.

“Keira, can you help me translate something? I want to ask Bella about the bow.”

“Sure!” Keira beams. She finishes inspecting a small symbol on a sign, and satisfied that it’s up to snuff, she gives Belladonna her full attention, waiting for you to start.

You lean down and ask Bella about the bow. Why doesn’t she like it?

“She says that a fake flower is insulting. It makes it seem like she’s not a good enough plant that she needs some sort of enhancement. She’s happy with the body she has. She doesn’t want something like that.”

You guess the bow does sort of look like a flower. And it has a little flower on it. “Oh. I’m sorry Bella. I didn’t meant to imply anything with it. What would you want to wear instead?”

She hesitates, then makes a noise. “I don’t know. Something else. Just not that.”

>Then you’ll get something intimidating that shows how tough she is
>You’ll get her something else pretty, but without a flower motif
>Get her something comfy to wear
>Try to convince her to wear the bow. You think it suits her
>Something else
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Wow, we haven't used Bella in a battle since we got her the black sludge, have we?
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>>You’ll get her something else pretty, but without a flower motif
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>>1632097
>You’ll get her something else pretty, but without a flower motif

Maybe a black fire hairpin?
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>>1632097
>You’ll get her something else pretty, but without a flower motif
>Get her something comfy to wear

Feather boa.

We need to do a try-things-on scene sometime though.
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>>1632097
>What would she rather have: something comfy, something pretty without the flower motif, or something intimidating to show off how strong she is?
>Gently squeeze her arm (where her muscles would be) and start tickling her
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>>1632097
>>You’ll get her something else pretty, but without a flower motif
A nice fire design maybe... on a black hairpin
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>>1632097
>Get her something comfy to wear
Shorts?
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>>1632097
>Then you’ll get something intimidating that shows how tough she is
It'd be better when she goes rose raide of we get her a thorn or black sludge..
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>>1632097
>>You’ll get her something else pretty, but without a flower motif
>>Get her something comfy to wear
She's pretty active. Above all, comfort is a must.
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>>1632111
She has black sludge already.
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>>1632097
No picture gobble. Is that a butt?
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>>1632126
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>>1632129
Huh, is Hana still gonna travel with Val or?
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>>1632133
She doesn't need to at least. Wailord can carry her, and Chinchou can keep her charged up.

And she did want to be more independent. Val did too. But they were sticking to the Yacht so Hana could get around safely and stay near power.

I wouldn't be surprised if Val started heading out on her own now.
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>>1632133
I think she'll be traveling with us now, be kinda awkward to have a "long" distance relationship with a lady we just got with.

I imagine there will be the choice coming up to have Kiera go with her to find out more about culture and such, though I kinda hope she sticks with us. Just seems to fill that WILD niche that I've just gotten used to.

Wonder if she and Polu will travel with Jane or if Jane will go solo for a while. Speaking of which I'm a little bit miffed that she'd say that she's "onto" us AGAIN after she's said that like 3 times now. I wanna show her what she's "onto" by being a great trainer and an even better boyfriend!

Oh god what are we gonna do about the intimacy... What about the camping arrangement? Is Kiera still gonna be so close?!? WHAT ABOUT THE FERTILITY RITUAL SHE KEEPS HINTING AT?!?
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>>1632097
>Then you'll get something intimidating that shows how tough she is
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You tousle her head the way your dad did to you. “Well, we’ll have to get you something else then. Something pretty. But you’ll always be the flower of my eye.”

She’s ecstatic!

You start tickling her, and she laughs and rolls. What surprises you though, is how strong she’s getting. You wouldn’t expect her to be able to put that much force on your arm by looking at her. You let her go and she plays with her black sludge instead.

“Alright! Let’s get that rod paid off!” Laki says, jumping onto her Wailord. Keira follows with a cartwheel.

“Hi Wailord!” You great the huge pokemon as you climb aboard. He makes a pleased noise.

"Hana, are you coming?" Keira yells. Hana stops standing around and jumps on as well.

The huge water Pokemon starts leaving under Laki's directions. She stands on it's head, pointing and commanding with outward confidence you find yourself admiring.

Hana lets out Chinchou to swim alongside. She seems pretty concerned with keeping a close eye on it though. You can’t blame her. The ocean is big and a little intimidating. Laki and Keira don’t seem to see it that way, but Hana is like you in that she didn’t have a childhood getting used to it.

Dice looks to you, and you give a nod. He leaps into the water to swim with Chinchou after giving you a quick little chomp.

You’re about to get up when Gobble comes and rests his head on your lap, going to sleep. You don’t have the heart to move him.

The horizon slowly swallows the island you were just on, but offers you a new one in the opposite direction in compensation. You stare off into the blue for awhile, thinking about nothing in particular. But you find yourself getting bored. You’ve been doing a lot of internal reflecting and you don’t think you can handle any more. You need something external instead.

>Study your pokedex
>Use that fishing rod you’re paying off
>Try to sing a song
>Take a nap. Save your energy for later
>Talk with Hana (write-in)
>Something else
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>>1632144
>>Study your pokedex
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>>1632144
>Take a nap. Save your energy for later
Nap with Gobble.
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>>1632144
>Use that fishing rod you’re paying off
>Try to sing a song
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>>1632144
>>Use that fishing rod you’re paying off
Who knows. Maybe we'll hook something interesting.
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>>Study your pokedex
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>>1632144
>>Talk with Hana (write-in)
So, What kind of stuff would you like to go see now? My dad just gave me a list of places to see and I bet we could find some pretty great sights or Pokemon from some of them!
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>>1632144
>>Take a nap. Save your energy for later
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>>1632144
>>Take a nap. Save your energy for later
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>>1632144
>Use that fishing rod you’re paying off

I think it was last time that we got the Silk Scarf. Let's see if we can't get something cool this time too?

Resting doesn't sound too bad either. Herb's had a busy day so far.
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>>1632144
>Try to sing a song
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>>1632144
>>1632151(you)
I'll back
>Try to sing a song
as well.
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>>1632162
>>1632160
>>1632148
Speaking of songs...

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=3cKO3KWVufw
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>>1632144
>>1632151
This and
>>1632148
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[We're a little indecisive on this one, but that's okay. Please give me six rolls.]
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Rolled 77 (1d100)

>>1632170
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Rolled 82 (1d100)

>>1632170
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Rolled 46 (1d100)

>>1632170
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Rolled 2 (1d100)

>>1632170
gotchu
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Rolled 84 (1d100)

>>1632170
I return, been painting.
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Rolled 89 (1d100)

>>1632170
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Rolled 50 (1d100)

>>1632170
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Rolled 73 (1d100)

>>1632170
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>>1632171
>>1632173
>>1632174
>>1632176
>>1632177

With the exception of >>1632175 we did pretty good.
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>>1632180
:(
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>>1632185
You tried, but that could've been bad.
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>>1632185
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>>1632185
So instead of Milotic we get Feebas?
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>>1632189
But we have a water type already...

If we get another one it should be one that fills a completely different role. Like Alomomola. Or Pyukumuku.
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>>1632191
MISSED THE JOKE
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>>1632193
Feebas would at least make a good character arc for Herb, but lt's face it:

With Herb, it'd be a Milotic within five threads.
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>>1632196
It's a Relicanth/Stunfisk/magikarp that THINKS it's a feebass that will become a beautiful Milotic?
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>>1632199
it would be the prettiest gyrados in the world
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>>1632199
>Stunfisk
We dont have a Electric covered...

>Relicanth
For the record, have some damn good experiences with Relicanth, i wouldnt oppose to catching one.
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>>1632204
Ooh, what about a basculin?
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>>1632205
>pure water

try again
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>>1632205
Frilish could be cool
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>>1632208
Actually I want a Bruxish
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http://www.strawpoll.me/13336229

So what kinda size team we shooting here? I'm personally aiming for 7-8. So everyone has a good amount of screen time. Speaking of which it'd be nice to see more interaction with everyone else's mon as well.

In the immediate future I'm hoping for A.Vulpix and that Misdreavus if Valerie hasn't caught it.
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>>1632208
I'm thinking more like a goldeen.

>>1632212
I never quite saw the appeal in Bruxish. What about it do you like?

I always liked pokemon that are cute/goofy that I can surprise people with. Like dunsparce or Seaking. Or Pyukumuku. People don't expect a lot of power out of them, but it's there.
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>>1632214
6
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>>1632214
6, maybe 7 with a really good justification.

I would not be opposed to keeping it at 4 either though.
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>>1632215
I just love how gaudy it is and with a character who loves fashion I just find the idea amusing
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>>1632214
I'd cap at 10, just in case.

A. Vulpix would be cool, but I'm hoping for a Helioptile myself. That guy is cute.

Riolu would be cool and fit with the whole aura thing, but it's also super popular because of Lucario.

At the same time, a Riolu with Mace's aversion to evolving might be interesting.
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>>1632214
Really want a Vulpix (Fire or Ice) and Litwick (Ghost/Fire coverage)

>>1632215
Well Bruxish has Psychic moves and Speed
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“Hana, can you pass me the rod?”

“Hmm? Oh sure!” She scurries over with it. You’re kind of at a bad angle to cast it out with Gobble on you. But she holds it with you and helps you get some good distance with your cast.

“How’s that?”


“Perfect! Thanks!” You’ve got a good feeling about that cast.

She doesn’t move from behind you though, and you end up leaning against her. Her metal legs to both sides of you, soft thighs under you, and the back of your head on her chest. Oh jeez.

“Comfy?” She asks.

“Yeah, are you?” You try leaning up a bit so as not to put too much pressure on her.

She gently pulls you back. “Oh yeah.”

A good amount of time passes, and you get a little bored. You think you fell asleep for a bit, but you’re not sure if you actually did or just closed your eyes for a moment.

With your options of ways to pass the time being limited, and the waves giving a little bit of a rhythm, you start to softly sing a song. It’s one from the radio that you grandpa used to like. He usually wasn’t one for pop stuff, but once you walked in on him singing it and he just embraced it. You’re very quiet at first, and shy. But Hana recognizes it and softly sings along too.

You’re both unsure, but you at least manage to remember all the words and not chicken out. You don’t think you’d be able to continue without her singing with you.

A third voice joins. It’s Laki. She’s getting a few words wrong but she’s belting it out anyway. She mostly knows it. You guess she’s gotten more exposure than most islanders to that sort of thing.

“I don’t know this one!” Keira says excitedly. “Is it a sailor’s tune?”

You shake your head. Hana’s voice goes way off for a second. That throws Laki off from laughter. The three of you barely manage to get the song back on track. But you do, and it works. And it ends up coming out pretty well.

The song ends with the three of you reaching a pretty respectable harmony on the last line. It’s more fun that good sounding, but you think you did a good job. Keira claps after.

(continued)
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You lean back onto Hana. “So, What kind of stuff would you like to go see now? My dad just gave me a list of places to see and I bet we could find some pretty great sights or Pokemon from some of them!”

“Oh. yeah. I wasn’t really sure about that. I don’t want to be the type of girl that smothers you.” She pauses and goes red for a second, before shaking her head. “And I don’t want to just leave Valerie either. But if you’re okay with me coming along, and sometimes me visiting Valerie if we go a long time without seeing her-”

“I’m okay with that!” Laki yells back.

“Then I wouldn't mind coming with. But again, no pressure. I’m sort of new to this and I don’t want you to feel lik-

The rod almost flies into the ocean, but Hana catches it. Still, you, her, and Gobble are yanked forward a good few feet before she gets it still. You’ve caught something. Something strong.

[I know this was a bit of a slow one. We’ll be going pretty long tomorrow and hopefully a bit faster on updates.]
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>>1632224
Thanks for running Gobble
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>>1632224
Thanks for running Gobble! No need to worry about speed, you're fine. Writing takes time. Hope the new job is working out well for you!
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>>1632221
Actually, there's an angle to Riolu\Lucario I kind of want to see more:

They're smart, somewhat independant and probably hard to raise because of it, so they're probably not the pokemon for just anyone, but at the same time, a lot of trainers want them for their balls-out power.

Sanctuary for the abandoned, anyone?

I don't think anyone's ever looked at them from that perspective. There must be a lot of trainers who abandon them because they can't manage them.

Kind of a sad story, but potential from edgy faggotry aside, it'd make for interesting perspectives.
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>>1632224
thanks for running gobble, it was great.

luck on the job
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>>1632227
>>1632228
[Thanks for coming!]
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>>1632231
[I appreciate it. So far so good, but exhausting. I'm trying to give it 100% and make a good impression]
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>>1632229
I'd prefer a Mienfoo/Mienshao. I love the way they look and they never get enough acknowledgement.

also they have that masculine but feminine dynamic going on.
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>>1632224
Thanks for running Gobble.

Have we hooked that Sharpedo from before?
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Hey Gobbs I wanna start an Avatar quest and found that planning for it without setting out a railroad for the players pretty hard. How much or little do you plan quests before starting them?
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>>1632234
I've seen it done before.

It was in a comedic nuzlocke run, but it was pretty cool.

I wouldn't keep suggesting Riolu if it weren't for the aura thing, but with it, it's an opportunity for an interesting little arc.

I will admit, Mienfoo is pretty cool, I'm just not that big a fan of Mienshao.

Those ribbon hand things are weird.
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Hana a cute. Laki a cute. Everyone a cute.
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>>1632229
>Sanctuary for the abandoned, anyone?
Isn't that Dice?
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>>1632235
[Tune in next time to find out!]
>>1632236
[Very little. I try to make a short list of a few things I want to cover and sprinkle it in as opportunities come up, but most of that goes out the window. Just look at how inaccurate my thread titles end up being. In my view (and I ain't exactly an authority here so keep that in mind) if you make sure to have the characters have clear motivations and put some obstacles in the way, everything else will come together naturally. If your MC is the Avatar, then I'd suppose keeping a balance is their goal. So who else is in the world, are their goals things that would upset the balance, and how are they going to reach those goals?]
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>>1632224
Thanks for running! And good luck on the new job.

>>1632238
If we're looking for an aura pokemon, why not Meditite? Medicham's black/white lore says that it can see aura by starving itself. If that's not a potential Herb arc then I don't know what is. It'll help Herb and the rest of the team meditate. Plus, it's got a mega too. And it covers our fighting weakness.

We would only be missing stab coverage against dragon, ghost, electric, and psychic.

That's few enough that we wouldn't really need to think too much about coverage again, allowing us to go for fun Pokémon like castform, dunsparce, goldeen, etc.

>>1632243
>>1632244
Astute anons today.
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>>1632244
That was an isolated incident.

I'm talking on the scale of pet owners who don't know what they're getting into levels here, or fad pets that require special care and are abandoned en mass because most aren't up to it.
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>>1632250
I've got uni unfortunately, but if it starts early enough, I might be able to be there for a while.
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>>1632254
>Meditite
Fighting Onion is an ideal mon for Herb
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>>1632223
>>1632224
That was cute. Thanks for the run
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I'd like to get a Swablu for maximum comfy

also want someone to get a croagunk, best (non-Bella) poison type
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I don't care what we get as long as Misdreavus is one of them.
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>>1632530
I think we're trying to avoid doubling up on types.

Let's see what we have so far...

Male Ralts: The Gallade/Gardevoir decision has obvious parallels to Herb's identity issues.
Lucario: Aura shit.
Medicham: Alternative to Lucario.
Hydreigon: Befriending the dragon!
Victini: Never Lucky.
Aegislash: What kind of fairytale knight doesn't have a sword?
Alolan Marowak: Dead Grandpa.
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>>1632575
>no ghost qt3.14
>no best bird
Lame list, lad, likely a loser.
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>>1632575
Mime Jr.: overcoming your fears/unconditional love.
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>all that talk last thread about who will win the Herbbowl
no one will expect best girl
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>>1632575
Got another idea.

Togepi: The new baby. Bella is jelly until she realizes that he/she adores his/her Awesome Big Sister.
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>>1632614
Better idea: Laki finds a Togepi, becomes reverse Bella.
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>>1632629
I was thinking Hana would be mommy this time.
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>>1632645
Gee Togepi, why does Herb let you have two moms?
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>>1632629
Hana has a togepi, it was her starter. All we really have to do is start doting on our girlfriends's pokemon too.
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>>1632597
No. Mimes a shit and Evil. Mime poster go home!
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>>1632916
If you don't think a sweet little boy following papa Herb around and trying his best to emulate him is the cutest thing then you don't know cute.
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>>1632960
It's not a sweet little anything! It's an evil clown! Biding it's time! It's going to murder herb and wear a herbskin suit and try to waifu our waifus!
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>>1632960
shoo shoo MIDF
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>>1633011
>>1633021
I can't believe you all fell for that dragon-type propaganda. Mimes are good boys.
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>>1633105
Lies will not aid you here foul creature.
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>>1633113
Mimes a cute!
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>>1633113
Right back atcha.
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>>1633105
fairies are fine, mimes shall be eradicated when Herb conquers the islands
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>>1633166
This mon speaks the truth.
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Paying Debnts

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 the PTU system, 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 and also may leave you open to an interrupt, so beware of that timing. Speed is more important for closing ground, intercepting, and other things and doesn't necessarily mean going first.

Pokemon and trainers are unique, and may have certain specializations, skills, or other things that the video-game mechanics might not allow. Some examples: That kung fu Bellsprout in the anime, that crystal Onix, or a Roggenrolla that can fly. Herb's perception skills, pokemon knowledge, context clues in general, and other things will hopefully come into play to avoid completely unfair, unforeseeable bullshit, but expect more bullshit from more advanced trainers.

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

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

Badges: 3

Location: The ocean, between Kaitwe and Eelilee
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>>1633827
>Paying Debnts
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>>1633827
Arc resolution hype!
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>>1633827
ROLLING IN GOBBLEBUCKS!
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>>1633836
[Did I ever post this one?]
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>>1633827
I'll probably only be around for the first hour or so of this. Damn timezones. I ended up pulling an all-nighter on the waifu wars.
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>>1633842
no

also reee loli
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>>1633827
>Debnts
gobble, come on

you're better than this
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>>1633842
Nope, thanks for the Butt!
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so, are we going to Eelilee for more drugs/ice type?
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>>1633845
I follow one guy's quest which starts running at 1 or 2 am because he lives on nearly the exact opposite side of the world from me.

Time zones do indeed suck.
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>>1633850
come on you know Gobble was just looking for an excuse to post that butt.
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Guys, we still need a fire type to round our team out
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>>1633862
saving a spot for them
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>>1633862
Why though? All it would add to our coverage is steel. We'd be better served by getting a fighting type.
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>>1633873
We are a fighting type.
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alright lets do this
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“Woah!” Hana almost lands on top of you from the force of the rod being pulled. You steady yourselves and you grab onto the rod to help. You struggle to reel it in. Gobble quickly comes to your aid.

“Hold on!” She yells.

Keira scrambles to grab stuff out of the way. A lot of it was in danger of rolling off the edge.

You pull and pull and with great effort, bring it in onto Wailord’s back.

“Amazing.” Hana says.

“It’s beautiful.” Keira gasps.

Laki, busy reassuring and keeping Wailord on course, yells back, worried. “It looks angry!”

You don’t need a Pokedex for this one. You’ve seen it in art, television, and the patterns on children’s and girl’s and maybe one time your own bedsheets.

Dragonair.

It spits out the line, lowers it’s head, and focuses on you, the person closest to it. It snorts purple flame.

You look back to Hana. She helped reel it in. Maybe you should insist she take it on. She’d be too polite if you just give her the option. That’s the hard part with people like her and a little like yourself. Would she feel pressured?

Laki’s concerned face also highlights the danger here. Fighting on Wailord’s back could go wrong. But it doesn’t look like you’ll be able to calm it down easily.

>Try anyway. Approach with food
>All yours, Hana
>Go (pokemon)!
>Try to intimidate it away
>Something else
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>>1633878
>>Try anyway. Approach with food
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>>1633878
>Try anyway. Approach with food
Yes!
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>>1633878
>>Try anyway. Approach with food
Ooh, Dragon. That works!
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>>1633878
>Try anyway. Approach with food
don't want to have it for our team, but why turn down a friend?
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>>1633878
>Dice can fight it off to the side.
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>>1633878
>Try anyway. Approach with food
This has never failed.
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>>1633878
>Try anyway. Approach with food
Not sure if I would catch this Mon, but I do want to befriend it.
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>>1633878
>>Try anyway. Approach with food
Probably gonna fail but it's a Herb thing to do.
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>>1633878
>>Try anyway. Approach with food
Oh neat
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>>1633827
Awwwww yeah, time for Pokemans!

>>1633878
>Try anyway. Approach with food
I-is time for fug?
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>>1633911
dragonair isn't fug, silly billy
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>>1633916
Dragonite reminds me of herb though. Looks a bit goofy, hits like a truck.
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[Roll it!]
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Rolled 50 (1d100)

>>1633916
No no, hear me out here.

It seems slightly atypically grumpy, which might mean that it's to the point of being physical with us and lashing out. It isn't too much of a stretch to go from angry noodling around to body entanglement. Like, the passion and lingering anger might remain after warming up, but in a good way. Feeling me?

>>1633922
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Rolled 77 (1d100)

>>1633922
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Rolled 13 (1d100)

>>1633922
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Rolled 35 (1d100)

>>1633922
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Rolled 96 (1d100)

>>1633922
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>>1633927
Decent.
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Rolled 52 (1d100)

>>1633922
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>>1633927
Workable.
>>1633932
Gotta go faster!
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>>1633878
>Try anyway. Approach with food

Even if there're other pokemon I'd like to see, I *love* Dragonair. Not so much Drgonite, but we don't have to evolve it.
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>>1633935
thank you anon
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Wait, Dragonairs are only like 40 pounds.

Forget I said anything.
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“Hey there.” you cautiously approach, peeling back the wrapping on one of the sandwiches you packed. “Are you hungry?” You offer the food and a happy smile.

It whips it’s tail down and Wailord shakes. Everyone except for Dice manages to stay upright. Laki’s Meowth hisses, then leaps onto her shoulder with it’s claws out.

“Fu- frigging...ow.” She calms her voice down to avoid startling Wailord even more.

“I don’t think it trusts food from us, after the rod.” Keira says.

It’s not outright attacking, so that’s good, but it’s not leaving either. It’s a tricky situation. And while the first word you’ve always heard to describe Dragonairs was beautiful, the second is usually powerful.

Dice waddles behind it. He doesn’t appreciate the situation at all! But it hasn’t noticed him, either. You could try to retrieve him, but his pokeball is a few feet closer to the Dragonair and it might take that as a sign of aggression. You could have Dice attack with an Ice move, and he’d probably get a powerful hit with the element of surprise. You could also try to signal to Dice to get out of there, but he’s not exactly great at sign language.

>Try to retrieve Dice with his pokeball
>Dice! Ice Fang!
>Ask Hana to distract it while you retrieve Dice
>Send another pokemon to duel it
>Subtly signal to Dice to get away
>Something else
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>>1634004
>Subtly signal to Dice to get away
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>>1634004
>>Subtly signal to Dice to get away
> Ask it what it was doing out in the ocean.
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>>1634004
>the second is usually powerful.
Whaa? Dragonair is decidedly mediocre until it evolves.
>Try to retrieve Dice with his pokeball
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>>1634004
>Subtly signal to Dice to get away
Also
>Set the sandwich down in front of Dragonair and take a few steps back to show we mean no harm
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>>1634004
>Subtly signal to Dice to get away
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>>1634004
>Try to retrieve Dice with his pokeball

Yeah, let's not piss the weather-controlling dragon off.
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>>1634004

>Subtly signal to Dice to get away
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>>1634004
>Subtly signal to Dice to get away
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>>1634004
>Subtly signal to Dice to get away
Tell it it's very pretty? Maybe eat some food first to show it's not bad?
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>>1634004
>Subtly signal to Dice to get away
Don't do it Dice...
Do NOT do it.
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[Roll again!]
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Rolled 82 (1d100)

>>1634054
Roll
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Rolled 60 (1d100)

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Rolled 54 (1d100)

>>1634054
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Rolled 31 (1d100)

>>1634054
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>>1634062
Good.
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>>1634054
Would Herb wear a tie on thong?
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>>1633873
Water and grass get balanced out by fire, it covers them. Another good trinity is dragon, fairy and steel
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>>1634075
Spice might
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>>1634075
Spice might.
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>>1634077
>>1634080
Jinx! you owe each other a coke!
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>>1634077
>>1634080
rule 63 bin never ever
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>>1634076
We also nearly have a rock/grass/flying core.
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>>1634104
Is mace the rock or the flying type?
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>>1634105
Both
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>>1634104
I always thought it was rock/ground/flying. Psychic/dark/fighting is pretty boss
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Right. I'm off to uni, much as I wish I could stick around.

I'll post on tablet when I get there, but in the meantime, assume my votes are to placate and if it comes up, capture.

Unless things go completely tits up and there's a more common sense alternative, like keep living.
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>>1634117
It might be. That one can hit Steel. I don't play competitively, but this quest allows some crazy crap.
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You approach a few feet, then set the sandwich down and back away. It takes a moment to sniff and inspect it.

“You’re really pretty.” You tell it, while cocking your head to the side for Dice any time it’s not looking directly at you. Come on Dice.

Dragonair flicks the sandwich into the water. You feel a slight sting to your pride.

Dice looks directly at you, and imitates your head cocking. You try pointing without moving your arms and raising your eyebrows. He sits there for a moment. Then gets up again, and then waddles off to the side.

You sigh in relief as Dice takes the hint. He dives back into the water where he was swimming alongside, then pops up again near you, coming next to you.

“Good Dice.” You pat him on the head.

He gently nibbles at your ankle.

“Awwww.” Hana let’s out quietly.

“Biting means he likes you.” Keira explains.

“Awwww!” Hana’s louder and higher pitched.

That seems to set off Dragonair. It spins around, backs away a little, and frustratedly whips poor Wailord with it’s tail. Everyone shakes, and this time Wailord lets out a groan.

“Guys!” Laki yells back. “What’s going on back there?”

“Sorry! My fault!” Hana yells back.

Dragonair makes a beautiful but frustrated noise.

“It wants you to get rid of the rod.” Keira says. “It’s too alluring.”

“No!” Hana says. “Herb hasn’t even paid it off. He did so much to get it, too. I’m sorry Dragonair, but that just isn’t happening.” She puts a hand on her pokeball. “Just because you’re pretty doesn’t mean you get to bully others.”


>Try to get Hana and everyone else to match that pitch from before. Maybe you can annoy it away
>It’s fine. You just got it to help Hana find a Chinchou anyway. Dragonair can have it
>Hana’s right! You won’t give in to bullying! You're keeping it and that's final
>Something else
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>>1634136
>>Hana’s right! You won’t give in to bullying! You're keeping it and that's final

Sorry pre-barney you ain't getting the rod
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>>1634136
>Hana’s right! You won’t give in to bullying! You're keeping it and that's final
Assertive New Herb! There's no way this can end badly!
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>>1634136
>>Hana’s right! You won’t give in to bullying! You're keeping it and that's final
>The only way she's getting the rod if she's coming with you. Attacking others isn't the way to get what you want!
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>>1634136
>>Hana’s right! You won’t give in to bullying! You're keeping it and that's final. But you will put it away if he stops hurting Wailord
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>>1634136
>>Hana’s right! You won’t give in to bullying! You're keeping it and that's final
we'll put it away, but you can't just demand people's stuff
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>>1634136
>>Hana’s right! You won’t give in to bullying! You're keeping it and that's final. But you will put it away if he stops hurting Wailord
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>>1634136
>Hana’s right! You won’t give in to bullying! You're keeping it and that's final. But you will put it away if he stops hurting Wailord
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>>1634136
>>1634148
basically this
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>>1634136
>Hana’s right! You won’t give in to bullying! You're keeping it and that's final

We can work out a deal to stop bothering you with it but we're not just giving up our rod.
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>>1634135
I just like battling I usually shy away from votes that don't concern battle. We can pretty much get anything but we need a fire type to balance out Dice and Bella. After that Gobble and Mace need coverage from fighting types a flying type would work best, ideally my preference would be Salamance or a Dragonite, we need a fast hard hitter but I'm pretty flexible for that last spot. I just don't want Altaria since it's slow like a lot of our pokemon. I think at max we should have no more than 8 pokemon and we should avoid repeating types like we did for Kat.

I would also be really happy with Murkrow bro but everyone seems keen on leaving him be, I just want to get him to be a big boss with that sweet Honchkrow hat
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>>1634136
>Hana’s right! You won’t give in to bullying! You're keeping it and that's final. But you will put it away if he stops hurting Wailord
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>>1634164
8 is still too much
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>>1634172
At max, we could do with 7 but no more than 8 after that we might be guilty of neglecting someone.
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Is there anything preventing us from carrying around more than six pokemon? I know we can't battle with more than six, but is there any other restriction?
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>>1634164
I guess there's always smogonbird.
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>>1634136
>Hana’s right! You won’t give in to bullying! You're keeping it and that's final
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>>1634136
this >>1634148
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>>1634179
After 6 they get sent to the pc. We can have more if we have a ranch or a daycare but I think they need to be registered for that but don't take my word for it, you should ask Gobble.
>>1634183
I like Rotom oven and a regular Vulpix
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Hold on, hold on. Hold. On.

We don't have ANY of Oricorio's types, do we?
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>>1634192
You better not be attacking Gobble!
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>>1634192
Those are some pretty scary-looking numbers right there...

Are we fucked?
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>>1634204
Maybe gobble rolled for dragonair, then Hana?
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>>1634148
>>>Hana’s right! You won’t give in to bullying! You're keeping it and that's final
>>The only way she's getting the rod if she's coming with you. Attacking others isn't the way to get what you want!
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>>1634136
Supporting
>>1634148
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gobble is kill
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You swallow your fear and try to summon some courage, then step forward.

“Hey now. You can’t just demand people’s stuff. Hana’s right. We’re keeping it and that’s final. But we don’t want to be unreasonable here. I’ll put it away if you stop hurting Wailord. And if you really want it, you can come wi-

It screeches and flings an attack at you. You feel absolute helplessness at that power and speed.

But Hana steps in front, blocking the the Thunder Wave with her arm. It wraps all around her, but she stands her ground.

“Hana!”

“It’s fine. They’re electric-proof now.” She smiles. Then she falls over. “Oh. Right. The rest of me isn’t.” He face is half smushed against Wailord as she lays there. “I’m okay. Just...yeah.”

You sigh in relief, but it’s short lived. Dragonair whips it’s tail down again, causing another quake. This one is much more violent now. Tirtouga positions itself next to Hana to keep her from rolling away.

“She says it’s not good enough. She wants you to get rid of the rod, now.”

Why is it being so unreasonable! And paralyzing Hana like that! You’re really feeling your brownies getting burnt now. You guys didn’t do anything wrong!

It moves to attack again.

>Dice! Ice Fang!
>Try to reason with it again, even if that means risking getting hit
>Send all your pokemon at once. You won’t be able to direct them, though
>Fine! Take the rod!
>Something else
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>>1634290
>Try to reason with it again, even if that means risking getting hit
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>>1634290
>Dice! Ice Fang!
You hurt our new girlfriend. This means war.
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>>1634290
>Dice! Ice Fang!

We tried being nice. We'll always try being nice. But at some point you need to assert yourself.
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>>1634290
>>Send all your pokemon at once. You won’t be able to direct them, though


DON'T HURT MY FRIENDS REEEEEEEEEEEE
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>>1634290
>>Try to reason with it again, even if that means risking getting hit
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>>1634290
>Dice! Ice Fang
Nobody attacks Hana. Nobody.
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>>1634290
>Dice! Ice Fang!
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>>1634290
>Dice! Ice Fang!
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>>1634290
>>Dice! Ice Fang!
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>>1634290
>Try to reason with it again, even if that means risking getting hit
Anymore lip or needless aggression and we're going to put this dragon on ice. Last chance Dragonair...
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>>1634290
>>Dice! Ice Fang!
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>>1634290
DICE FANG!
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>>1634290
>Dice! Ice Fang!
I agree the time for diplomacy has passed and Dragonair has made it's desires known we're a target as long as we keep our rod and we aren't giving it up.
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Nothing unites the 4Chan masses like a waifu in danger.
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>>1634201
neither does Oricorio

*ba-dum tsss*
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>>1634290
>>Dice! Ice Fang!
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>>1634323
I don't get it.
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Rolled 9 (1d100)

[Roll it!]
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Rolled 19 (1d20)

>>1634337
Let's gooo!
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Rolled 93 (1d100)

>>1634337
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Rolled 1 (1d100)

>>1634337
9 should be easy to beat.
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Rolled 81 (1d100)

>>1634337
Wait I got too excited
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>>1634334
It's a joke about Ors terrible moveset and how they don't have much for STAB.
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>>1634341
Me and my big mouth...
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>>1634341
You sonuvabitch
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>>1634340
YE-
>>1634341
FUCK
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>>1634341
You suck.
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>>1634341
W-W-W-W-WHY WOULD YOU EVEN TEMPT FATE LIKE THAT?!
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>>1634341
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>>1634334
look at it's move list

no fire moves, no electric moves, no ghost moves, and no psychic moves aside from revelation dance
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>>1634341
You just had to say it, didn't you
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Not again, last time Mace got sent flying
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>>1634290
>Dice! Ice Fang!
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Fuck, I should be watching the thread more closely.
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>>1634368
hey, at least we'll get our Castaway arc
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>>1634381
Depends on if NEVER LUCKY kicks in. It could just be a crippled pokemon.
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>>1634391
>Our mons are Thunderwaved.
>Hana sinks into the ocean.
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was it 90+ that crits or just 95+
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>>1634409
RIP Hana, in the end, Laki won
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>>1634416
95+

maybe we can make a hat from Dice after the Dragonair kills him
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>>1634426
lets not go down that road
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>>1634426
Here lies Hana, she never scored.
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>>1634426
Laki a best but... I'm pretty sure Herb would dive in and drown before letting any girl go under.
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>>1634433
>A Sharpedo was found just off the coast of (forget which island), seemingly ill and immobile.
>After being caught and brought to the local Pokemon Center, they found the strangest of causes- a rusted prosthetic arm, from who knows where, lodged into its throat!
>Visiting Ranger Akami refused to conjecture as to the possible source, but did say that hopefully it had just come off during some water-crossing event, and was not indicative of any kind of horrible accident.
>In other unrelated news...
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>>1634456
Actually, we could really use sharpebro to bail us out right about now.
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>>1634456
no, see that is the exact opposite of what I just advised we not do. I really like the quest and would hate to see it go down in the flames of waifu war, it is less likely now but you have to stop picking at it.
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>>1634464

>>1632235
>>1632250

Sharpedo rescue inbound.
inb4 it saves a drowning Hana by carrying her off in its jaws, maiming her only remaining meat limb to the point of amputation
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>>1634471
Hana is the real never lucky.
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The Dragonair comes at you with a spinning purple tail. But this time it’s a lot slower.

“Dice! Ice Fang!” You proclaim confidently. It might be a strong pokemon, but Dice has evolved and he’s got an Ice move for it! You can do this. You’ll stand up for your girlfriend.

Dice leaps into the air, fangs shining with cool power. Yes! He looks so cool!

But his tail catches on Hana’s upturned leg and he face plants onto Wailord, hitting it with the Ice Fang. And it gets worse! Freezing ice is spreading from the point of contact all over Wailord! Items get frozen to it.

Hana pushes herself up just enough to avoid getting her face stuck in the ice, but her legs and robotic hand are firmly frozen in place. “Oh that’s cold!”

Keira leaps up to avoid the wave of ice. You and your pokemon do too. Wailord jerks around and Laki is too distracted trying to keep it calm to notice.

You look back to Dragonair and get so startled at it coming at you that you slip backwards on the ice. That seems to save your bacon though, because that Dragon Tail just misses you.

Wailord is listing side to side as the ice overtakes it. If all of your stuff wasn’t frozen, it’d be lost. You struggle to try to get to your feet. Keira seems to handle it very easily. She slips and slides, but has the reflexes and flexibility to adjust effortlessly.

You turn to Dice, but he’s stuck on Wailord. How did he produce so much ice? Is it just because Wailord is so big?

Things are going more haywire by the second! You need to decide what to do first quickly.

You look back to Laki. Her feet seem stuck in place.

But that’s cut short as the shadow of Dragonair comes over you. It gets distracted for a second by Keira yelling something in Loanan at it.

>Kick it
>Have everyone who can go after Dragonair. That’s your first priority
>Help Gobble get at the berries until you find one for Natural Gift that gives fire
>Gobble! Metronome!
>Have your pokemon try to chip away the ice around Hana
>Rush to help Laki calm Wailord down
>Something else
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>>1634477
>>Kick it
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>>1634477
>Kick it
>Have gobble get at the berries until he finds one for natural gift that gives fire.
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>>1634477
At uni now, think I might've miscounted days.
>Kick it.

Alternatively:
>Frying pan.

Dragons respect strength, even if they're supremely arrogant.
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>>1634477
>Help Gobble get at the berries until you find one for Natural Gift that gives fire
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>>1634477
>Gobble! Metronome!
Mystery box is tempting. Also:
>Frying pan.
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>>1634477
>Frying pan.
if we don't have it on hand
>Kick it.
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>>1634477
>Kick it
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>>1634477
Gobble, Dice has sheer force. Inflicting "Frozen" with ice fang should be impossible. Are we just that unlucky?
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>>1634477
>>Kick it
>>Help Gobble get at the berries until you find one for Natural Gift that gives fire
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>>1634477
>>Kick it
>Have your pokemon try to chip away the ice around Hana
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>>1634477
>FRYING PAN

HERB THE DRAGONSLAYER
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>>1634477
Supporting
>>1634489
Unleash the unbridled power of our Frying Pan
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>>1634493
>>1634489
[The frying pan is with most of the other stuff and under ice]
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>>1634477
>>1634482
changing vote from
>kick it
to
>Frying Pan
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>>1634477
>kick it
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>>1634498
LOL NAT 1 BRO
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>>1634505
Anyone got a Fate Excalibur gif? Because that's basically what the pan is at this point.
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>>1634506
Damnit all!
>Have your pokemon try to chip away the ice around Hana and our stuff.
>Keira, Help Laki calm Wailord
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>>1634506
...

Well, shit.

Back to kick it then.
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>>1634477
>>1634491
>>1634506
In that case let's get Gobble to free our friends and gear then grab our frying pan and face the dragon.
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>>1634515
I do but its file size is too big. looking for a smaller one now
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>>1634506
I don't see it written anywhere that it was with the rest of the items that were frozen.

Rule of cool in my opinion but if that shit aint gonna fly then I'll change my vote back to kick it.
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>>1634477
>>Kick it
>Have everyone who can go after Dragonair. That’s your first priority
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>>1634498
[...fuck!]
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>>1634498
>Dice KO's Whale Lord
>We all drown

Never lucky?
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>>1634534
>ko-ing a wailord
>ko ing a wailord with a resistance to ice
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>>1634534
Yeah, >>1634536 has a point.

It'd take multiple crit fails to get that unlucky.
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>>1634536
Never lucky? Maybe he hits Hana instead? Or Herb? Gobble's the QM here! She messed up not me! Judge her!
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>>1634532
Play it where it lies

We can do it Herbs! Lets fight on forward to victory!
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Rolled 25 (1d100)

[Roll, and accept my apologies for such a blatant error]
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Rolled 58 (1d100)

>>1634544
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Rolled 7 (1d100)

>>1634544
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Rolled 61 (1d100)

>>1634544
Sdgsadg
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Rolled 76 (1d100)

>>1634544
For mother!
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Rolled 68 (1d100)

>>1634544
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>>1634544
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>>1634543
Jeez, I forgot about this.

Pans are just kind of broken in pokemon in general, huh?
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>>1634557
Brock used his frying pan as a drying pan

this still upsets me
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>>1634544
Yeah, that's the sort of thing that makes your job tough. Redo, ignore, or justify, your call.
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[Oops. Forgot this]
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>>1634572
Huh. Deja vu.
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>>1634572
9 should be easy to beat.

Is that supposed to be on a d ten?
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>>1634591
Anon... We don't need total deja vu.
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this is completely unrelated but when oh when will bella be able to start dating?
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>>1634608
NOT UNTIL SHE'S EIGHTEEN
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>>1634608
NEVER!
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>>1634608
Not until she's past level 50, if we have our way.
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>>1634608
Well since we're her father....FUCKING NEVER!

We dont need some hot shot teenage boy 'mon showing up trying to take our baby girl out.
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>>1634608
>every potential boyfriend is scared off by Herb sitting off to the side with his frying pan
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>>1634624
You.. missed one.
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>>1634627
I have no idea what you're talking about anon. Nothing obscene has been posted, just refresh your page and check
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It readies an attack to fire at Keira.

“Don’t hurt anybody else!” You yell as you kick up at it. It doesn’t really seem to hurt it that much, but it shocks it and grabs its attention.

Uh oh. Now it looks mad. It spins into the air and then comes crashing down at you.

The good news is that, thanks to the listening of the poor pokemon that’s carrying everyone, it misses you with Slam. The bad news is, it hits Wailord in the back. Shattered ice flies everywhere, but it’s not off of him yet. A crack forms around the pile of stuff, and that block of ice might come off with another good hit. Wailord seems to be trying to burst loose too, but just can’t.

It yells out in frustration and pain! Keira goes sliding off the edge as everything goes sideways, but catches Hana. Bella slides into her, catching herself on Keira's face.

Mace is flying in place with all his might as Gobble hangs off of him. Dice still struggles to get loose.

“Herb! Your pokeballs will float!’ Laki yells, retrieving her Meowth as it climbs up her face. “Your pokedex has a tracker for them too!”

She seems to think things are going to get worse before they get better.

Things do look pretty dire. Dice’s pokeball is under the ice, but the others are still on you. You struggle to hang on yourself as Wailord turns sideways. If this keeps up, he’ll go upside down!

You know Gobble can swim, but if he plops into the water he won’t be able to attack very effectively except with a few moves. Dice, you’re a little more worried about. You think Bella would float, but you don’t know for how long or how well she can swim.

You climb to the top of Wailord, which is is side. Laki has Wailord’s pokeball in her hand, but can’t seem to get loose. You think she’s getting ready in case he goes upside down and her and Hana and still stuck.

Dragonair looks at you. You think maybe it’s hesitating. You can see stormclouds forming overhead.

Maybe it's just planning it’s next attack.

You slip, but don’t fall. It sees the weakness and starts moving slowly towards you

>Retrieve everyone but Dice to be safe
>Gobble! Mace! Smash Hana loose no matter what it takes
>Everyone! Attack Dragonair together! I believe in you!
>Try to reason with it one last time
>Something else
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>>1634653
this is such a cluster fuck
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>>1634653
>>Gobble! Mace! Smash Hana loose no matter what it takes
>Try to reason with it one last time
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>>1634653
>>Everyone! Attack Dragonair together! I believe in you!
We can fix everything else after.
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>>1630849
>Retrieve everyone but Dice to be safe
>Try to reason with it one last time
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>>1634653
>Retrieve everyone but Dice to be safe
>Try to reason with it one last time
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>>1634653
>Retrieve everyone but Dice to be safe
>Try to reason with it one last time
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>>1634653
>>Gobble! Mace! Smash Hana loose no matter what it takes
>>Try to reason with it one last time

no waifu left behind, that said I am going to bed. Try not to fuck this up while I'm gone everybody and thanks for running Gobble.
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>>1634653
>Try to reason with it one last time
>Retrieve everyone but Dice to be safe
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>>1634653
>Retrieve everyone but Dice to be safe

Mace ain't sinking today.

Then
>Try to reason with it one last time
Chew it out for being a shithead.
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>>1634681
[Sleep right!]
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Gobble, are our items free yet?

If so add
>Use our potion on Wailord "Hang in there"
to >>1634673
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>>1634695
[Stuck in a chunk of ice]
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[Roll! Also feel free to include any write-in's for reasoning with it]
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Rolled 97 (1d100)

>>1634712
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Rolled 49 (1d100)

>>1634712
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>>1634712
Nice try gobble, but I'm not rolling this time.
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>>1634712
I don't know what kind of write in would appeal to a dragon.

If it's a beauty queen like it appears maybe say something about no matter how physically beautiful it is, it's actions make it ugly?
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>>1634653
>Try to reason one last time
>Retrieve everyone but Dice

Could use a Dragonair here. Pissing rain and I've had to walk in it the past half an hour/forty-five minutes.
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>>1634712
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>>1634712
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>>1634714
Thank Arceus.
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>>1634712
Try to tell it that it's acting petty and that's unbecoming of a dragon? How amazing we thought Dragonair were as a kid but it's acting like a spoiled brat and worse, endangering people? Tell it to shape up and act like an adult, take responsibility for what it did and help Wailord out?
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>>1634712
If you don't stop this now, whatever happens, you'll have to live with. Is your pride, or whatever this is worth killing for? We can still talk this out if you just settle down.

Granted, this could backfire spectacularly, but hey, it's a hell of a story.
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>>1634712
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l8rVbSRsOGE&t=3m7s
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I'm sorry but, this is just kind of the most pointless waste of time in this quest so far.

>go fishing
>nat one
>plot derails for a whole thread

it's just kinda meh
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>>1634739
This sort of thing has always happened in the quest. I didn't know the adventure was supposed to be operating on your time table.
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>>1634739
That's adventure for you. Lurking behind every corner there could be fortune or famine.

Honestly in a setting with magical beasts just roaming around it's surprising this doesn't happen more often.

Plus, we may just end up seeing another member added to the club of wild pokemon who are friendly to Herb. Assuming Dragonaire respects us speaking truth to power. That'd be pretty cool.
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>>1634712
Appeal to its vanity. Mention that we've met a Hydreigon that was much more well-behaved than it was. Make it feel like it is lesser for it.
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>>1634746
>>1634751
nothing is happening, we're gonna fight this dragonair, it's gonna leave and nothing was gained or lost.

the definition of pointless, like I'm not mad at gobble but this is just meh. Sorry for having an opinion.
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>>1634755
>>1634756
Alternarively, Hydreigon to the rescue?
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>>1634757
>Choose to fish for pokemon!
>A pokemon appears!
>well this is pointless!
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>>1634766
I guess I'm kinda miffed about the nat one just derailing everything. It's a serious peeve of mine.
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>>1634766
I was hoping we'd snag sunken treasure, or real fish, or get heart scales off of Luvdisc.
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>>1634773
That's RPs of any variety for you.

Look on the bright side: No one's lost an eye and we haven't been captured by Hornbeam-level bad guys.
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>>1634773
We would have fought/talked to the pokemon for a while anyway.

Nat ones have always worked like this. It just means the encounter went bad. Not necessarily longer.

>>1634775
You may have wanted to stipulate that you were hoping to fish for food specifically. Also Herb throwing a rod out doesn't mean he's going to get treasure.
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>>1634780
I've been here since the first series, I know. I just... i dunno something about this one just hits me the wrong way
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>>1634766
And what a pokemon! You dont stumble upon a Dragon like this everyday

Though i think for Herb this is 2.5 (if you count Rayquaza)
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>>1634775
we can go diving if we want to find sunken treasure. I'm hoping we do, an underwater cave would be a cool location for a battle/lost temple
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>>1634783
Its been a rough few days. Would butts make things a bit better?

Might take me a bit to dig something up (that hasnt been posted before)
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>>1634787
Or a tomb. Seriously, that shit is dangerous.
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>>1634780
I guess. Last time we got a silk scarf. I don't mean to imply I expected a chest full of gold, but yes, I probably should have piped up about my specific desires.
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>>1634795
true, but the pokemon world has rebreathers. No chance of running out of air.
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>>1634806
>Inb4 Octillery.
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>>1634806
Our rebreather lasts 2 hours because battery life.
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>>1634815
shoot, must've forgot that

well, guess we can go diving in that massive sinkhole that has a bunch of ghosts
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>>1634820
That strikes me as an even worse idea, somehow.
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oh yeah, I forgot to say that it could be considered hearsay by the islanders if we fuck something up
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An overcast forms. It approaches you slowly, with purpose and determination. As it does, instead of attacking or trying to run or command, you start retrieving your pokemon.

It confused, hesitates for a second, but keeps moving after that. It wraps its tail around you and comes face to face, like it’s trying to communicate something. You’re completely stuck in it’s grip.

“You’re out of control. Is this worth killing for? Can’t we talk about this like mature beings?”

It looks more confused than ever. And a little offended or hurt.

“I never thought I’d see a Dragonair acting like this. I thought they were so amazing when I was a kid. I never thought I’d see one acting so spoiled that it’d endanger people and pokemon just to get it’s way. That starving Hydreigon was more well behaved. You might be beautiful, but this is ugly. All we wanted to do was just fish! Maybe get something to eat!”

Oh jeez what are you saying? You know what? Cheese it! You’re mad and you’re saying what you think. You’re at your limit here. But what has your big mouth done? Why aren’t you being nicer? You might be honest with your feelings, but is this really the time?

It looks out behind you. You’re not sure what it sees, but it turns its face from anger and intimidation to a much softer look. The grip loosens a little, then a lot.

You look back, and see a few small bumps in the water way back. You squint, and can see that they’re little Dratini heads.

“Are they your friends?”

It makes a quiet noise. It’s looking down, ashamed.

“It’s her children.” Keira translates for you. She’s still hanging there off of Hana.

It all falls into place now. “You said it was too alluring, but you meant for your them, didn’t you?”

It nods. Then makes another noise.

“It says it just wanted to scare us. But it doesn’t want to set this sort of example for her children.”

Oh. “So this was all-”

“Hey! Not trying to complain but this is a lot less fun than it looks.” Laki yells. She’s sideways, feet stuck to Wailord, trying to keep her head above water. It doesn’t look fun at all.

Dragonair gracefully dips under the water with only the slightest hint of a splash. You think she’s leaving, but then you feel Wailord slowly begin to get righted. It comes back up a minute after.

Laki and Hana are still trapped, but the immediate danger is gone. You’re fairly confident you and Keira and your pokemon can handle things from here.

It glances at the rod stuck in the ice.

>Oh just take the dang thing and go!
>Promise to let any Dratini you catch go if it happens in the future
>Ask it to leave now. You’re still upset
>Ask it to help. It’s the least it could do
>Ask it to stick around. Let’s start fresh
>Something else
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>>1634841
>>Promise to let any Dratini you catch go if it happens in the future
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>>1634841
>>Promise to let any Dratini you catch go if it happens in the future
>Ask it to help. It’s the least it could do
>Other humans will come and fish eventually, they will need to learn. And you killing someone will not go over well.
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>>1634841
>>Ask it to help. It’s the least it could do
>>Ask it to stick around. Let’s start fresh
>>Promise to let any Dratini you catch go if it happens in the future
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>>1634841
>Ask it to stick around. Let’s start fresh
>We'll put the rod away, and swear to not catch her or any of her young
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>>1634841
>Promise to let any Dratini you catch go if it happens in the future

"I just want fish. Everybody's got to eat."
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>>1634841
Supporting
>>1634850
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>>1634841
>>Ask it to help. It’s the least it could do
>Promise to let any Dratini you catch go if it happens in the future
>Ask it to stick around. Let’s start fresh

Seems pretty Herb-like, Dragonair should help some more and reassure it. Though maybe instead of asking it to stick around Herb would still try to start fresh, maybe give a sandwich to the babies?
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>>1634841
>>Ask it to help. It’s the least it could do
The proximity of infants does not magically make assault and intimidation more acceptable. If anything, it's generally the opposite.
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>>1634841
>>Promise to let any Dratini you catch go if it happens in the future
>Ask it to help. It’s the least it could do
I don't think most people want one all that much, and the chance that we ever get one is pretty low. We can just give them a sandwich and let them go if we do manage to hook one
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>>1634841
>Ask it to help. It’s the least it could do
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>>1634841
>>Promise to let any Dratini you catch go if it happens in the future
>Ask it to stick around. Let’s start fresh

>Other humans will come and fish eventually, they will need to learn. And you killing someone will not go over well.
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>>1634841
>>1634850
Supporting
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>>1634861
Honestly i think having Dragonair would've been cool, but it having young kinda puts a damper on catching it. Kinda like when Laki caught the alpha Kecleon and the reaction of the rest led to us releasing it
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>>1634850
Supporting.

Also:
>>1634865
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>>1634872
eh, I like them, but Robin already had one last quest.

There are a lot of cool alternative dragon types that haven't been seen a lot in Gobble's quest or other pokemon stories
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>>1634895
also a lack of gen six and seven mon in general
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>>1634895
No, she went Dragonite as soon as she could. We don't want a Dragonite though. That said, she's got kids. We should leave her be.

Honestly, I'm all for more encounters like this.
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>>1634904
Are you suggesting Jangmo-o?

Because that'd be really cool. Or a Skrelp. Dragalgae is the shit.
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>>1634913
You know, I hadn't even thought of o-o's, those are sick mon
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>>1634913
Skrelp is pretty darn cool. I have a shiny one.
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>>1634913
Jangmo-o is pretty cool.
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>>1634904
I blame nostalgia. I like gen3 pokemon the most, simply because they were my first game

Overall, we've had a pretty diverse range of pokemon. Only gen that hasn't gotten any MC time is gen7, but they weren't around for Kat's adventure. There's always a chance that we meet a cool gen7 pokemon
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>>1634916
I think they're overlooked because they're so late-game.
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>>1634907
Yea i'm cool with encounters like this.

And agree with everyone Jangmo-o would be a nice find
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>>1634904
I'd be all up for a Goomy, Noibat, or Jangmo-o! Though I'll be honest I'm still rooting for an A.Vulpix and Misdreavus.

Other interesting mon to me would be Ralts, Beldum, Victini, or a Golett. Goddamn Golurks are cool, literally stone Iron Mans.
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I want a minior or a larvesta
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Well. Our path is clear: Find a Jangmo-o.

Still holding out hope for Riolu, but that's probably better as an encounter like this.
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>>1634933
>Wanting Minior
>Already have Mace, the flying rock

C'mon anon, why settle when we've got the rocket 'mon?
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>>1634926
Also thier stat spread is kinda crappy compared to others of similar stat weight.
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Turtonator or Mimikyu could be awesome too
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>>1634936
Minior is one of my favorite new mons that's the only reason why.
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>>1634937
They're still really frigging cool.
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>>1634937
they have a decent spot as a specs or band user in UU
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>>1634931
GOD I wish the going line were bug/dragon.

>>1634933
I NEED JUST ABOUT ANY BUG PLEASE
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>>1634940
A fair arguement
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>>1634943
There was a lot of talk in the early threads about a Grubbin/Vikavolt sometime. That's a cool 'mon, I held onto Charjabug for nearly my entire run so I could use it at the end. Loved that little shocker.
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You look at it looking at the rod. It still seems bothered by it.

“Will it make you feel better if I promise not to catch any of your young with it in the future? If we get one by accident, we’ll just let it go.”

She doesn’t seem to entirely trust that, but she seems to accept it.

“Good. You’ve got to realize that people are going to come to fish. If someone gets killed there’ll be a lot of trouble.”

“It wasn’t catching fish that made her angry. It was luring her children away from her. She was teaching them to fish.” Keira slowly approaches and runs her hand along it’s side. It’s a little started at first, but it accepts her touch. “She says that we weren’t in any danger of losing our lives. She had it under control.”

You’re not sure how much you trust that, or how smart that is. “Well, if you want to set a good example, stick around, and please help us out.” You feel like someone’s hijacked your mouth. You never just give commands to strangers like that. You decide to try to soften it. “And stick around a bit. Maybe we can start over. I’m Herb. This is Keira, Hana, and Laki.”

Laki makes a face, clearly communicating that she’s not happy with Dragonair. But she’s busy tending to Wailord to say anything. Luckily the ice is loosening a little. Dragonair, your pokemon, and Keira help take the rest off.

“Heh. Wow. That uhh, was an experience.” Hana says, still paralyzed. You help her get comfortable while working to get the rest of the ice off. She’s a little shaken. “Umm, can you set me more in the middle? Away from the water? And make sure a pokemon is watching me.”

Wailord gets a potion from Laki. She apologizes to it for only having the one. And that took a decent bit of effort to dig out of the ice. You notice her rubbing her ankles, too. She must have been at a pretty awkward angle for a while there.

Dragonair looks a little more ashamed, now.

“I’ll be right back.” Keira translates for it as it slinks back into the water.

You look to Wailord, Hana, Laki. You could try healing, but you don’t know how much energy you have. And you don’t know if you can cure status conditions. Where do you want to start?

>Wailord is the logical choice.
>Try curing Hana anyway
>Try healing Laki. She downplays her injuries
>Just comfort everyone for awhile. There’s no danger anymore
>Something else
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>>1634943
I like chargabug's design so much more than Vikavolt's. It might be cool to see if dad's herscross had any grubs, too.
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>>1634950
>Wailord is the logical choice.

Wailord's role in the story so far has been to be harmed by our bad decisions.
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>>1634950
>Give Wailord Herb's potion (we'll buy more later)
>Have Laki and Hana get close, and attempt to heal them both
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>>1634950
>Wailord has priority. He sinks, so does everyone else.
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>>1634950
>Wailord is the logical choice.

Everyone's really relying on wailord, and he did take the biggest hits.
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I'm still for Salamance I'd love to see him with a red scarf
>>1634943
I was holding out hope for a Heracross, now we found out dad had one. Now I don't want one because I don't want to make dad sad. How about Scolipede?
>>1634950
>Wailord is the logical choice.
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>>1634950
>Wailord is the logical choice.
If we have anything left in us after hit Hana and Laki.
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>>1634950
>>Wailord is the logical choice.
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>>1634950
>>Wailord is the logical choice.
Big guy always gets the short end of the stick.
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>>1634950
>Wailord is the logical choice.
at least we know that Dice has a really strong Ice move. It was able to hurt a pokemon with high HP that resisted it
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>>1634950
>Wailord is the logical choice.
He's our ride. Gotta do it. Maybe we have some medicine for the girls?
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>>1634964
And by hit I mean heal.
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>>1634950
>Wailord is the logical choice.
>Try curing Hana anyway
>Try healing Laki. She downplays her injuries

Go down the list in order, if we have the juice for it.
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>>1634950
>>Wailord is the logical choice.
Sorry Wailord, then Hana because she's practically immobile right now. Laki immediately after if we're still able to do anything(Arceus imagine if we got a crit here). If we can't can we at least promise to massage her legs and feet after landfall? Lewd or not, just so she starts feeling a little better.
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>>1634962
Yeah heracross is also a fav of mine but now it would be hard for dad if we had one. A joltic or sewaddle could be fun.
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>>1634950
>Wailord
>Laki
>Hana
Wailord's pretty beat up, and we're relying on him with our lives. Laki's physically injured, and probably trying to downplay the severity. Hana's paralyzed, and that sucks, but she's not actually wounded. Also, it's better to try the things we know we can do before trying something completely new.
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>>1634962
Poison, repeat typing, ree, etc. I wanted one too until Bella hatched.

Actually, since we want to cover our fighting weakness, what about one of the bug/flying types? I know we had buterfree last time (not that Fel got a ton of spotlight) but scyther/yanma/combee/spewpa could be good.
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>>1634962
I'd like a Scolipede (or Salazzle for that matter), while others might object to use having two poison types
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>>1634980
I feel like Laki may get a salazzle... It just fits thematically
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>>1634980
I can't support another poison type unless it's my favorite. Niodran male. Nidoking is the shit.
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>>1634982
Yeah, I can dig that. Or a confused Salandit that can't tell the difference between Laki and a Salazzle.
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>>1634983
hell yeah

we can have a Romeo and Juliet story with Jane's Nidoqueen
then prevent any death by being happy for Nidoking
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[Give me some rolls!]
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>>1634982
If she decided to dress girly for a day she could pass as a Gijinka
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Rolled 63 (1d100)

>>1634990
Here you go.
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>>1634990
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Rolled 34 (1d100)

>>1634990
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>>1634990
Rolled 100 (1d100)
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Rolled 69 (1d100)

>>1634990
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>>1634986
okay that's pretty great

but salazzle is coooool
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>>1634979
>>1634980
Ah I did forget about the poison too true, I even mentioned not having repeating types earlier. Sycther would be nice, we could even get that one item that buffs not fully evolved pokemon but it could be used for Mace as well. How about Pincir? He's a pure bug and his mega switches him to bug/flying
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>>1635002
I know and I was half joking, but it'd be kind of funny.
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>>1634991
We need to get her a Salazzle and to a clothing store for this reason, if none other
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>>1634986
That'd be adorable.
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Rolled 28 (1d100)

>>1634990
I'm late but let's see what would've been anyway!
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>>1634990
Good god look at those pockets.

>>1635003
Pinsir is also good, though I do know people were less keen on the Megas this time around, and I'm kind of holding out that it will be Medicham.

Scizor ain't too shabby either, even if we lose the fighting resistance. It has a mega too.
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>>1635011
A Salazzle would be vetoed, sadly.
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>>1635028
For Laki, not us
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>>1635034
what?
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>>1635028
I mean, you have a point, but it fits Laki to an ironic degree.
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>>1635038
Actually that'd still work.

I'd be happy with it.
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>>1635026
I don't know why they are against it, maybe since Kat was so good at bringing out her pokemons mega forms. We don't need as many as Kat had, maybe just one, I always felt that a pokemon going mega was just a manifestation of their deep bond and trust with their trainer.
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>>1635026
I think I like the o-o's or medicham for a fighting type.

Seems like a good fit
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>>1635046
I think that other one mienshao would be good too. Herb could learn shaolin style.
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>>1635062
don't tempt me with the miens, I love 'em
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>>1635046
Id rather have a sawk or a troh
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>>1635046
Lucario, Gallade, Hitmonchan (for messing with Jane's hitmonlee), that one panda fighting type from Kalos would get my vote we could even make a JoJo hat for the panda since I think he has a "coat "
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>>1635067
If it's limited to those the panda takes the cake.
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>>1635067
Jojo panda is another great laki mon...


OH, what about a wimpod for Hana?
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>>1635067
Pangoro is THE BEST Fighting type.

After Heracross.
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Found the name, it's called Pangoro
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>>1635072
I don't wanna do this but,

>another slow bulky attacker for herb
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>>1635070
Or a crabrawler since their arms grow back.

Remember when we were talking about how if Herb was stranded on a desert island with a crabrawler he could cook enough of the poison out of the plants for the crabrawler to eat them, and Herb could eat the crabrawler arms?

>>1635072
>>1635073
But how would we evolve Pancham?
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>>1635075
I could see it easily being for Laki.
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>>1635075
We are in a dire need of a fast hard hitter.
which is why I keep shilling for Salamance other than the fact that Bagon and Shellgon being cute
>>1635079
It's been a while since I've played Y, I think it evolves by leveling
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>>1635075
Then I guess Herb will be the WALL. He's not going to be champion. I don't see why he needs to min max his team.

Why are you so obsessed with it?
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>>1635085
Level 34 with a dark type in your party.
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>>1635085
I'm referring to how pancham needs a dark type in the team to evolve from a fighting type to a fighting/dark type.

We could borrow Spititomb, I suppose.
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>>1635087
I'm not, but would diversity be such a travesty

damn man
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>>1635087
Well I mean... I wouldn't be against trying for the championship if there's a money award, it'd be a good way to kickstart a cafe or daycare. From the sounds of things there's a lot of opportunity business wise in the islands and there's a lot of pokemon that need a good home because of callous owners.
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>>1635087
Not min maxing anon, balance
>>1635092
>>1635090
I knew I forgot something
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>>1635092
What about crowbro?
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>>1635093
A Scraggy could be good. Itd be fun to see how Herb deals with their mischievous nsture and watch it butt heads with Laki. Literally.
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>>1635099
I thought Herb was going to try to make money with Coffee?

>>1635093
I'd argue that pokemon are already diverse. I understand what you're arguing. I'd just say that I don't agree in Herb's case. We've got three attack/defense heavy mons and they're incredibly diverse in personality.

I don't want to exclude a mon just because it's not a special attacker or doesn't fill an elemental niche.
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You rub your hands together, then place them on Wailord. Poor guy’s been having a rough day. He’s literally carrying everyone else on his back.

You close your eyes and concentrate. It’s like a black and white world where it’s just you and him. You can feel your breathing sync up with his, and you let out a wave of healing warmth into him.

He relaxes. You can feel it. He’s doing a lot better now. Great, in fact. He’s got a spring in his swing. Yeah!

But you? You’re feeling pretty drained. You had no idea a pokemon could have so much constitution. You might be able to do more for Laki or Hana, but you’ll at least need a breather, first.

You open your eyes and see a very curious Keira. “Your aura is neat!”

“What do you mean?”

“When you heal. I don’t know how to describe it. But it’s neat.”

“Thanks?” You look over her shoulder and see Laki smiling at her newly healed Wailord. You remember how she reacted when she first got it. It seemed like she saw it as a burden. Maybe she still does, you’re not sure. But she cares, still.

A fish flops onto Wailord. Then another. Then a torrent. You cover your head with your hands, but they don’t seem to land directly on anybody. Just all around. They don’t flop, either.

Dragonair appears again, offering a small spin. A few Dratini appear behind it. They look like they’re having fun, tossing fish onto Wailord like this.

“It’s an apology.” Keira says. “She says she knows it’s not much, but hopes it helps.”

There’s more fish here than you and your friends could ever eat. Wailord and Gobble included. A few slide off the edges and back into the water to Gobble’s horror. Dice helps save a few.

“This is way too much!”

It shakes it’s head. It’s nothing. It slinks back into the water. Laki, unsure what to do next, has Wailord continue on.

Well that was sudden. You wonder if you'll see her again.

(Continued)
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>>1635113
>You wonder if you'll see her again.
We wondered this about Sharpebro. I miss him.
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>>1635113
You and Keira help prop up Hana and move a little closer to Laki so you can all chat. The island is finally coming into view.

“So. I guess we should have another large pokemon ready to ride on in case something like that happens again.”

“Gobble’s close to evolving, right?” Hana offers.

You look over to Gobble. He’s on the other side of Wailord, scarfing down fish as if the colossal pile might up and walk away.

“Yeah. I guess so.” You’d be happy for him, but at the same time things are changing so fast as it is.

You chat for a bit more. About this and that. Hana keeps looking worried anytime there’s a medium wave or small bump. You guess she’s got a bit of a fear of being in deeper water. She’s incredibly relieved to be on land. She doesn’t say anything, but it’s clear from her expression.

It is a bit alarming that she’d sink like a stone. The more you think about it, the more it bugs you, too.

>Don’t worry about it. You’ll figure it out as it comes up
>Once Gobble or Dice evolve further, you’ll have two pokemon capable of carrying Hana. It’ll be fine
>Suggest Hana get a large water type. Chinchou wouldn’t be able to carry her
>Change the subject, ask about what we’ll do for bunking tonight
>Subtly inquire about the possibility of getting her some sort of robotic part to solve the issue
>Something else
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>>1635119
>>Once Gobble or Dice evolve further, you’ll have two pokemon capable of carrying Hana. It’ll be fine

>You know, I've heard there were some prosthetics made that resemble some of the fish pokemon's fins. Have you ever thought about looking into those?
(I mostly reference this because we've already made mermaid prosthtics IRL, shoot me down if I'm wrong though)
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>>1635107
I love their design
>>1635110
I can understand that anon, I'm at the very least pushing for a fire type to much not to fill a niche but to better help protect all of Herbs mons. I know it was unexpected but a fire type would have been handy at melting the ice on Wailord, then there is the practical application of fire with cooking and setting up camp. Fire is very useful.
>>1635119
>Once Gobble or Dice evolve further, you’ll have two pokemon capable of carrying Hana. It’ll be fine
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>>1635119
Change the subject for now.

Talk about a solution later.
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>>1635119
>Something else
Give her the rebreather, so there will be time in case something happens.

Then

>Change the subject, ask about what we’ll do for bunking tonight
Arrange the cuddle pile.

Why can't we get her, like, a really good life jacket? Hell, why doesn't she have one already?
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>>1635119
>>>Suggest Hana get a large water type. Chinchou wouldn’t be able to carry her
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>>1635110
He'll need money to start up that coffee business. What better place than a contest or championship?
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>>1635119
>Once Gobble or Dice evolve further, you’ll have two pokemon capable of carrying Hana. It’ll be fine
>Subtly inquire about the possibility of getting her some sort of robotic part to solve the issue
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>>1635119
>Subtly inquire about the possibility of getting her some sort of robotic part to solve the issue
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>>1635131
Then second place better pay well because I don't think he's going to beat Jane.
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>>1635119
>Subtly inquire about the possibility of getting her some sort of robotic part to solve the issue
Perfect choice.
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>>1635119
>>Suggest Hana teaching Chinchou Swim so when it evolves into Lanturn, who should be strong enough to pull a small boat with Hana inside
>Of course another large water type wouldnt be bad either (she's trying to become a water gym leader right?)
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>>1635119
>Once Gobble or Dice evolve further, you’ll have two pokemon capable of carrying Hana. It’ll be fine
>Change the subject, ask about what we’ll do for bunking tonight
I've thought about it and I think the best method would be Laki in the middle with Herb and Hana each using one boob as a pillow. This lets everyone snuggle everyone and gives Herb and Hana easy access to play with Laki's abs.
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>>1635119
>>Once Gobble or Dice evolve further, you’ll have two pokemon capable of carrying Hana. It’ll be fine
>>Suggest Hana get a large water type. Chinchou wouldn’t be able to carry her
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>>1635119
>Once Gobble or Dice evolve further, you’ll have two pokemon capable of carrying Hana. It’ll be fine
>Subtly inquire about the possibility of getting her some sort of robotic part to solve the issue
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Actually looking over pokemon sizes, Mantine would be a good choice, its pretty sizeable
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just get a magnet pokemon or something that can save her whenever
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The group makes camp at the beach. Hana is still paralyzed, but the consensus seems to be that sleeping it off should take care of that. You offer to heal it, but Hana tells you that you did enough with Wailord. She keeps apologizing for not being able to help with the camp, though.

“It’s fine.” Laki gets fed up with it. “Just...I don’t know. Make it up another way tomorrow.”

“Umm, sure. How?”

Laki grunts as she lays down a tarp. “Whatever comes to mind first that you can do to make us happy. I don’t know. What are you good at?”

Hana gets that look on her face again.

You sit down beside her and hand her a plate of fish you prepared. You’ll have to look into smoking the rest or something.

You look at her legs and arm. There’s got to be a subtle way to bring this up.

“You want to ask about my robot parts.” She says bluntly.

“I...how did yo-”

“Sorry. I’ve gotten good at spotting it. We’re a couple. Or...part of a couple.” She beams at that talking about it. “So yeah. Ask away! Any questions. About any part of my body.”

“Okay. Here it is. Today got me thinking. I've heard there were some prosthetics made that resemble some of the fish pokemon's fins. Have you ever thought about looking into those?”

“It’s come up. The issue is that they have heavy parts that are stuck right in there. Part of the reinforcing that keeps me from doing stuff like ripping myself apart.”

Laki and Keira make a face.

“Sorry. Gross. I know.“

“Why don’t you get something less strong?” Keira asks without a hint of reservation.

“Well, they offered that, but I didn’t like feeling...vulnerable. And changing now would mean rounds of surgery. I don’t want to cause any more fuss than I already have.”

Huh. Well, that answers that. Still, maybe there’s a solution for her anyway. You at least have the comfort of knowing that Gobble and Dice will eventually evolve to be large enough to carry her on water. Until then you’ll be worried, though. You let your mind wander while you eat. You’re not technically inclined enough to come up with something yourself, but maybe you could look into it, or talk to the people that installed them in the first place.

Keira hands you a towel and soap. “You probably smell funny by now. Wanna come bathe with me?"

You look to Hana and Laki. They look at each other. They watch to see what you’re going to say.

Your mind races a little. Should you? It’s not like Keira is implying anything besides just a quick dip in the stream and getting clean. She’s just like that. They know that, right? Is that weird now? Well, weirder? Should you act like it’s no big deal to keep up your manly streak? What sort of tone do you want to set, here?

>Sure, okay
>No thanks. You’ll find a spot with your pokemon
>You smell fine, thank you. You’re off to bed
>Something else
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>>1635185
>>Something else
Just be honest, we don't want to give laki and hana the wrong idea
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>>1635185
>Sure, okay
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>>1635185
>lets all go
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>>1635185
>Sure, okay
>Ask Laki and Hana if they wanna join
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>>1635185
>>Sure, okay
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>>1635185
>No thanks. You’ll find a spot with your pokemon

I also would like to add
>Massages for Hana and Laki after
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>>1635185
>I think we could all use a wash right now, want to help me Laki?
>I mean, unless this is me being bad at reading the situation and you wanted to talk with me privately.
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>>1635185
With Hanas like this I think laki and I need to bathe her.
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>>1635206
Help me carry Hana, Laki?*
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>>1635185
>Sure, okay
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>>1635185
>no thanks

Shouldn't we help Hana out? I know she can do it herself, but does she want a helping hand?
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>>1635211
She can't clean up right now, she's paralyzed.
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>>1635211
She actually can't paralyzed
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>>1635185
>Something else
"I'm not really sure what the etiquette is, here. Hana, Laki, and I haven't really had much chance to talk about boundaries, and such, yet."

Part of me thinks she wants to masturbate together again.
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>>1635185
>No thanks. You’ll find a spot with your pokemon
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>>1635185
>>1635206(you)
Supporting this
>>1635218
as well
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>>1635185
this >>1635218
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>>1635185
>>1635202
>>1635218

I want to update mine to tack on some support for this as well. We can avoid some stupid misunderstandings with just a dash of communication here.
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