Dates!http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/qstarchive.html?tags=Pokemon%20Island%20Adventure%20Questhttps://twitter.com/GobbleQMCharacter info pastebin in progress: http://pastebin.com/iB0tb7rzDice odds for best of 3: http://pastebin.com/994WTT3gGeneral 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)Sorbet (Vulpix)Location: Tabo Island, outside a tiny mainlander town.Recently: You healed a broken wing, Hana busted a finger, have an astral projection trip to the past, roll absurdly well for aura powers, and decline to see Keira's face
Weren't we supposed to eat at the red heads place?
Poor Keira needs to have her face seen, that poor girl needs some affection.>>1793808After the dates, yes.
Finally gonna to see what kind of battler Sorbet is, woooo!
>>1793832No we aren't?
Yea! Home in time for question
Don't forget to archive the previous session gobble!
>>1793838I thought we were gonna do a practice battle with Sorbet against Abigail? Am I misremembering something?
>>1793853The vote was tied pretty sure.
>>1793857Yeah but the tiebreaker was in favor of battling I think.
>>1793853Yea Abigial and 'Conqueror' if I recall >iseewhatyoudidthereGobble
>>1793859There wasn't a tiebreaker vote. It was 3-3 split and only if Sorbet wanted to, which she might now.
>>1793869It was 2-2 in the 10min time window and the tie breaker was for battling and it was posted at like 12 minutes after the vote started. Pretty sure that means battling won.
“Sure. If you’re up for it, Sorbet.” You glance between Abigail and Sorbet, your Vulpix. You haven’t done much with her yet, so it’s hard to know what to expect.She’s surprised. She wasn’t expecting a battle or to be put on the spot like this. She eventually makes up her mind and nods.“Wait. I thought we were going to battle.” Laki says. “Remember?”Oh, right.“Even better. Let’s double battle!” Abigail says, reaching up to put a hand around Laki. “Whatdya say, partner?”Laki gives a competitive glare. A scary glare. “You couldn’t keep up with me.”“Woah! Fiery! I like it.” Abigail's tone just barely dances on the edge of mocking. You aren’t really sure if she dislikes Laki or just wants to get a rise out of her.“Who would be Soft Hand’s partner?”“I’ll-” Keira and Hana both start to volunteer. They both see the other and back down. “No. it’s okay. I don’t mind.”“Go ahead.” Keira says. “He’s your boyfriend.”Hana smiles at that reminder. “Yeah, but I really don’t mind. I just didn’t want him to fight alone. I haven’t really seen you battle.”>You’ll just use two pokemon at once>Choose Hana as your partner>Choose Laki as your partner>Battle Abigail, then Laki after>On second thought, let’s not battle right now>Something else
>>1793902>>Something elseBattle with KeiraI'm really interested to see her style.
>>1793885Ah, my b.>>1793902>Choose Hana as your partnerMakes sense if we want to battle both of them.
>>1793902>>Choose Hana as your partner
>>1793902>Choose KeiraWith the reasoning being we haven't really gotten to see her battle.
>Battle with someone who we haven't seen battle before while we use Sorbet for the first time
>>1793902>>Something elseBattle with KeiraI'm interested to see her battle style as well.
>>1793902>>Choose Keira as your partnerMight help with her moral>Hana will get to go out with Herb first as a compromise
>>1793923Yeah, man. It's a training battle. Why not train with a person who could use training?
>>1793931I just don't wanna hurt Sorbet's self esteem by stacking the odds against us.
>>1793923we're Herb, if we're going to do something dumb it is going to be really REALLY dumb. And it will either backfire spectacularly or be jaw dropping amazing. That's how we roll.
>>1793940This anon gets itTo battle!
>>1793902>>Choose Laki as your partnerNow that's a butt if I've ever seen one
>>1793940I mean I dig the attitude, but Herb is actually smart. Just naive.
>>1793977Uhh.. Gobble that one isn't sfw.
>>1793977I don't think that's cropped right...
>>1793977Oh myThat's a little too lewd
>>1794031>>1794021>>1794015>>1794003>>1793988>>1793983[Oops. Sorry about that.]
>>1794046It's cool, don't want you to get banned gobble.
>>1794046glad you're not banned, Gobbs
>>1794046post more fag
>>1794046My poor virgin eyes...
“I’d love to have you as my partner, Keira.”She looks shocked. “Are you sure?”“Yeah! It’ll be fun! Umm, assuming that’s okay, Hana.”Hana smiles and shrugs. “Not at all.” She cringes. “I mean, it’s not a problem at all. It is okay. I am okay with this event.” She pauses for a second to stop stumbling over her words. “Yes.”“Yes as in, yes, you want to battle instead of Keira?” Abigail asks, a teasing glint in her eyes.“No! I mean, I-”“Stop.” Laki puts an end to it. She’s trying to give Abigail a nasty look but she’s also trying to hold back a laugh from how much Hana tripped over herself there.“Okay!” Keira jumps up. “Let’s put this shower on the road!”“Show on the road.” Hana politely corrects.“Both of those don’t make sense to me. Do the actors walk along aroad and act at the same time, or-”“Focus!” Laki interrupts. “Abigail, you ready?”The redhead nods.“Keira, Herb?”Keira glances towards you. “Are we going to bet anything?”>Nah>Losers clean up camp>A small amount of money. Just enough to make it interesting>Loser has to do something embarrassing (write-in)>Something else
>Choose KeiraIf the votes still going'Also Hi Gobble
>>1794081>>Losers clean up camp
>>1794081>NahThis is just for training.
>>1794081>>NahJust a Man's Pride.
>>1794081>>Losers clean up campMore fun if there is something to win
>Losers clean up camp
>>1794081>NahNobody can accuse Herb of sparing his girlfriend a punishment by going easy if there's no bet.
>>1794081>>Nah>Just a Man's Pride.we are literally the only man out of the 4 people in this fight
>>1794081>>1794088Actually that was a good write in.changing to>Losers clean up camp
>>1794096It was a dick joke...
>>1794083[hi!]>>1794049>>1794055[I thought I might be. Glad it flew under the radar.]>>1794066>>1794067
>>1794081>Losers clean up camp
“Nah. It’s just a matter of pride.” You announce.Keira, Laki, and Hana giggle. Hana looks especially red.“Maybe I should switch spots with Abigail.” She mutters, unsure of how her joke will land.“What? Screw that!” Abigail protests. “I’ll battle for pride.”“Yeah. I bet.” Laki mutters.“Alright.” Keira says as she holds her sides. “They don’t know any better. Let’s just battle.”“Right. Let’s go!” Laki points, then tosses out a pokeball. “Wailord! It’s up to you!”Sorbet runs out onto the arena, looking very intimidated by the huge opponent. Abigail's pokeball sails through the air, and Keira glances to you.“Who should I use?” Keira looks to you for advice.>Whatever you want. It’s no big deal.>Nincada>Tropius>Cutiefly>Something else
>>1794163>>Whatever you want. It’s no big deal.
>Whatever you want. It’s no big deal.
>>1794163>Whatever you want. It’s no big deal.
>>1794163>>Whatever you want. It’s no big deal.It's your battle as much as mine
>>1794163>Whatever you want. It’s no big dealHalf the fun is making these decisions yourself
>>1794163>Whatever you want. It’s no big deal.Although I remember Cutiefly doesn't like battle.
>>1794163>>1794182This. >>1794183also this
>>1794163>Whatever you want. It’s no big deal.>"C'mon Sorbet, you'll do fine"
>>1794183AS a follow up to that, Tropius has a type advantage and battle experience will push nincada towards evolving.
“Use whoever you want.” You tell Keira. “Half the fun is making these decisions yourself.”You quickly take out your pokedex and try to remember what sort of moves Sorbet used against you when you caught her. “You’ll do great, Sorbet!”“Go, Conqueror!” Abigail yells as her pokeball opens. You look up and see a flying bug type. It looks like a Vivillon, but the colours are strange. Is it a shiny?“That’s Conqueror?” Laki asks.“Yeah. What of it?”“Nothin’.” Laki turns back to the battle.Keira finally points. “Go, umm, go Nincada!”Tropius stops itself. It expected to be sent out. Nincada comes rushing to the battle area instead.“I’m gonna win me some pride tonight.” Laki says very quietly and licks her lips.“We both will!” Abigail says, not catching the meaning, or being very convincing.Laki turns to her with fury in her eyes. “Go fu-”“Nincada! Attack! Use Metal Claw!” Keira shouts. The small pokemon leaps into battle towards Sorbet looks back to you for orders>Ice Shard against Vivillon!>Baby-Doll Eyes against Wailord! >Confuse ray (specify target)>Icy Wind against both!>See if she knows Safeguard!>Aurora Beam! (specify target]>Wait a moment for a better opportunity to strike>Something else
>>1794304>>Ice Shard against Vivillon!
>>1794304>Icy Wind against both!
>>1794304>Ice Shard against Vivillon!Vivillon is super cool. Powder is an awesome move. It gets Hurricane too, right?
>Icy Wind against both!
>>1794304>>Icy Wind against both!
>>1794304>>Icy Wind against both!wait wailord is fighting, rip
Rolled 68, 84, 22 = 174 (3d100)[Give me six rolls!]
Rolled 53 (1d100)>>1794355
Rolled 55 (1d100)>>1794355
Rolled 22 (1d100)>>1794355Rollin'
Rolled 58 (1d100)>>1794355
Rolled 9 (1d100)>>1794355Please
Rolled 91 (1d100)>>1794355
>>1794370You saved us my friend.
>>1794304>Confuse ray (specify target)Whichever Nincada isn't targeting, I don't want friendly fire here.
What's everyone's favorite Viv pattern? My local one is High Plains and it's one of the only ones I'm not too fond of. Using a Viv on my big team has made me not notice it too much though.Also, gobble, what pattern do the Viv Herb is used to have?
“Conqueror! Light Screen! The meaty ones can handle offense!”“Meaty?” Laki growls.Conqueror flies forward a little and uses Light Screen, creating a protective barrier for her side that Nincada hops past.Sorbet! Back Nincada up with Icy Wind!”Sorbet unleashes it, hitting both opponents. You note that both of them slow down. What’s more, Wailord seems to flinch a little. It looked pretty scared of the move.“Good work!”She makes a cute noise in response. Gobble cheers too, and her cute, happy face doesn’t entirely go away.Nincada slashes at Wailord. It’s an impressive use of the move, making it react visibly. But it doesn’t seem very effective.“Come on!” Laki says. “You can do it! You’re like a million times their size! ”“Size isn’t everything.” Abigail says.“It’s not nothing.” Laki adjusts her shirt.“Whatever. Wailord! Rollout!”Wailord spins and runs over poor Nincada. But because it’s so small, it’s not a complete crushing.“Uh oh.” Keira says.>Safeguard! Protect against Vivillon’s bug attacks>Hop on Wailord!>Ice Shard (specify target)>Baby-Doll Eyes against Wailord before Rollout ramps up>Confuse ray (specify target)>Icy Wind against both again!>Aurora Beam! (specify target)>Try Blizzard! Sorbet seems experienced>Get in front of Wailords next attack and use Payback!>Something else
>Safeguard! Protect against Vivillon’s bug attacksPowder attacks can really screw us over
>>1794468>>Baby-Doll Eyes against Wailord before Rollout ramps up
>>1794468>Ice Shard (Vivillon)Best defense is a good offense
>>1794468>Safeguard! Protect against Vivillon’s bug attacks
>>1794468>Confuse ray on Wailord
>>1794468>>Hop on Wailord!then>Ice Shard (Vivillion)
>>1794468>>Ice Shard (specify target)Vivillon
>>1794468>>Safeguard! Protect against Vivillon’s bug attacks
>>1794468>Sorry for bothering you. I got the shift covered.
>>1794519>none of us are weak to bug
>>1794544Also good thing Nincada is neutral hit by Rollout
Rolled 92 (1d100)>>1794567Yeah Safegua- zzz
Rolled 10 (1d100)>>1794567
Rolled 63 (1d100)>>1794567
Rolled 36, 5, 14 = 55 (3d100)
>>1794583Well Nincada did something good.
We have Never Melt Ice yeah? It'd be good for Sorbet.
know it makes sense to not have Sorbet's moves known, but she still isn't in the pastebin.
We should look for some Aspear berries or something that prevents Frozen status for Wailord. He might be getting a phobia about ice.
Like just a reminder to anyone, Fairy isn't weak to bug, I think it even resists it
>>1794643Alolan Vulpix is pure ice until it evolves.
>>1794643Also, safeguard just protects against status and isn't a screen like move that chops damage
>>1794643Sorbet is straight ice until she evolves.
>>1794653Ice isn't weak to bug either, also crap I keep forgetting that
>>1794659It's fine. Hopefully Viv went for a powder move so our turn isn't wasted. Also I have a feeling Nincada is going to have an evolution crisis after this battle.
>>1794659Ice only resists itself and is weak to a bunch of other typesIt is literally the worst type around especially since water types can learn ice type moves anyway
>>1794668It isn't the worst type, Ice is great offensive. Just a terrible type to actually have. The worst would probably be Rock.
“We’ve got this!” Laki yells confidently.“Nincada! Umm!” Keira laughs at how little she knows what to do. “Use...Mud Flap!”“Slap!” Hana corrects from the sidelines.“No helping!” Laki and Abigail say in unison. “Sorry.” Hana Mareepishly shrinks away.Laki gasps as the Mud Slap from Nincada hits Wailord in the face. It’s not a hard hit, but it throws the Rollout off balance and it misses by a good amount. Wailord comes to a rolling stop.“Whatever. Use Sleep Powder, Conqueror!”“Safeguard! Now!” You command Sorbet.She easily outspeeds the Vivilon, thanks to Icy Wind lowering its speed before. The Safeguard forms a protective bubble that the Sleep Powder harmlessly falls onto, then slides onto the ground.“Good job, Herb!” Keira says excitedly. “You too, Nincada and Sorbet!”Sorbet once again makes a cute noise.You take another glance at your pokedex. What other moves might she know?>Now attack Conqueror with Ice Shard!>Aurora Beam! Scare Wailord with it!>Confuse Ray! Use your own status effects!>Wait to see what they do and try to counter it>Try Captivate, she might know that>Feint Attack! Get in there and get physical>Icy Wind again! Wear them down>Powder Snow, try to freeze!>Something else
>>1794681>Now attack Conqueror with Ice Shard!With Light Screen up this is a better move probably.
>>1794668Ice is the strongest Offensive Type, it's problem is that to balance it's strengths it's typed with bad pokemon Stats wise outside of a few
>>1794681>Try Captivate, she might know that
>>1794681>>Now attack Conqueror with Ice Shard!
>Try Captivate, she might know that
>>1794681>Now attack Conqueror with Ice Shard!
>>1794681>>Try Captivate, she might know that
>>1794681>>Icy Wind again! Wear them downwiki says it has higher power then ice shard, all ice shard has over it is priority and they are already slow. Unless that does not matter and we are going more rule of cool in which case I vote ice shard too.
>>1794713Light Screen gives them a special defense buff. Also Icy Wind is only 95% accuracy
>>1794713>>1794713Icy wind is special, which Light Screen will depowerIce Shard is physical damage
>>1794668k I never said otherwise
>>1794681>Icy Wind again! Wear them downit's stronger than ice shard and hits both unlike other options
Rolled 2, 19, 14 = 35 (3d100)[Roll baby!]
Rolled 60 (1d100)>>1794733
Rolled 5 (1d100)>>1794733
Rolled 75 (1d100)>>1794733
>>1794733Poor them.>>1794740Nice job.
>>1794735>>1794740Oh thank goodness
Rolled 21 (1d100)>>1794733
>>1794733>those rollsWew lad
“Sorbet! Ice Shard!” You point to Conqueror.She leaps left and right for some reason, you guess because she’s hyped up, and fires a thin icy shard at the flying Pokemon. A direct it!“Yes!”“Nincada! You can do it! Absorb!”The tiny Nincada hops onto the stomach of Wailord to try to take out a tiny bit of energy. Somehow, despite being in contact with it, Nincada misses.“Conqueror!” Abigail makes sure it’s alright. “Counter them with Psybeam!”A purple psychic Psybeam comes blasting out, hitting Sorbet right back. It doesn’t look like a very strong attack, but it still makes her rear back a little.“Sorry Keira. I can’t go easy any more. Wailords, use our secret weapon. Heavy Slam!”“Oh boy.” Abigail says as the Wailord rises into the air.Keira starts muttering a prayer as Wailord comes crashing down.There’s a massive ground shaking boom as it comes down. Dust flies out and the window blows your hair back. But when you look over it, you see Nincada is on top of Waillord, completely untouched.“Oh!” Keira yells excitedly. “Alright! Stay up there!”“Red! Help me out here!” Laki yells to Abigail.“I can’t. That ice pokemon will get Conqueror if I do! We can take hits forever.”>Ice Shard again! Keep the pressure on!>Tell Sorbet to use whatever move she feels is best>Aurora Beam! Try to finish Conqueror>Blizzard! It’s worth a try, right?>Feint Attack! Get in there with Nincada>Wait for the right moment>Captivate!>Something else
>>1794827>Aurora Beam! Try to finish Conqueror
>>1794827>Blizzard! It’s worth a try, right?Now while they are bickering!
>>1794827>>Wait for the right moment>Blizzard! It’s worth a try, right?
>>1794827>>Aurora Beam! Try to finish Conqueror
>>1794827>Tell Sorbet to use whatever move she feels is bestLets test her combat instincts
Rolled 2, 73, 95 = 170 (3d100)[Roll it!]
Rolled 50 (1d100)>>1794866Poor Nincada
>>1794827>“I can’t. That ice pokemon will get Conqueror if I do! We can take hits forever.”>We can ('t?) take hits foreverSeems like a butt
Rolled 52 (1d100)>>1794866
Rolled 64 (1d100)>>1794866
Rolled 85 (1d100)>>1794866
>>1794883Why is Hex so sex?
>>1794899she was the outcome of a prototype waifu generation algorithmit proved too powerful, so they changed it slightly for SuMo
>>1794899Because gaddamn dem hips and bust.Pretty sure text is okay, right? Right?
>>1794914Too powerful indeed.
How the hell did 100% accuracy absorb miss?
>>1794922Kiera is not a good battler.
>>1794922The same way heavy slam missed.
>>1794936I'm going to need an artist name, right now.
>>1794943All out of answers for you there boyo, caught it when I was trawling literally for Hex pictures.
>>1794936>>1794915Source pleaseGood lord
“Aurora Beam on Conqueror! Don’t let up!”Abigail grinds her teeth as she watches the move land on her pokemon. “Hold on!”Sorbet, still cute as can be, walks forward slowly while maintaining the beam. She’s sweet, but you guess living as a wild pokemon gives you a bit of a hard edge. She eventually let’s out a weak sound as the beam fades and she loses her strength to continue pushing it.“Alright, Conqueror! We’re not licked yet!”Hana looks excited at the battle. You even glance up and see the Murkrow coming down to watch.“Nincada! Absorb!” Keira yells out again. And for the second time, despite being on Wailord, it misses.“Awww, nice try.”“Alright, Conqueror! I know you’re hurting, but just hang in there. Bug Buzz on Sorbet!”Sorbet looks excited to be addressed by her new name, but the excitement vanishes as the attack comes in hard.“Sorbet!”She bounces back, not too badly hurt, but definitely not shrugging that off, either.“Damn.” Laki says. “Use Rollout and get that bug off of you!”“You know it’s a ground type too, right?” Abigail groans to Laki.“What? It’s a Bug!”“It’s both, idiot.”“Who are you-”Their bickering is cut off as Waillord unleashes a devastating Rollout to Nincada. The poor tiny pokemon is grounded into the dirt from the spinning, taking the full brunt of Wailord’s weight.“Nincada!” Keira finds herself yelling. She’s gotten a lot more excited as this battle goes on.The small pokemon barely rises to it’s feet.“Herb! What do we do! Nincada is almost out and Wailord has lots of strength left.”You look over the battlefield. Keira’s right. But Conqueror is weak, too. You could try Ice Shard to finish it quickly, but you already outspeed it, right? Unless it’s got a trick up it’s sleeve. Icy Wind would hit both, bit it’s not quite as accurate, and it wouldn’t do too much to Wailord.As Waillord goes on, that Rollout will hit harder, too. Maybe you should try to disrupt that instead, and leave Conqueror to Keira.>Ice Shard on Conqueror! Hurry!>Icy Wind! Get them both>Confuse Ray on Wailord>Do what you feel is best, Sorbet!>Go all out! Try Blizzard!>Maybe it’s time to try Ice Beam!>Something else
>>1794981>Go all out! Try Blizzard!
>>1794981>Confuse Ray on WailordWhere's the exclamation points for this option and Icy Wind?Ass for lack of consistency.
>>1794981>>Confuse Ray on Wailord
>>1794981>>Go all out! Try Blizzard!Try to finish with a bang.
>>1794981>Confuse Ray on WailordGosh if Keira could get Nincada to obscure the fact we are doing this this would be great. Could be a real surprise, maybe Sand Attack would obscure the battle field enough?
>>1794981>Go all out! Try Blizzard!Outside of a big battle arena, confuse ray seems... irresponsible and likely to go horribly wrong. Backing Blizzard because our rolls seem blessed.
>>1794981>Confuse Ray on WailordWe channel our spirit animal, the status queen Kat
>>1795020is that the chick from the first movie?
Rolled 84, 6, 3 = 93 (3d100)[Roll them rolls!]
Rolled 88 (1d100)>>1795049
Rolled 11 (1d100)>>1795049
Rolled 19 (1d100)>>1795049Jesus
Rolled 51 (1d100)>>1795049Praying to Fug
Rolled 62 (1d100)>>1795049
>>1795054DO you think the 3 is a crit fail?
>>1795060Crit are 95 and up, crit fails are 1's.
>>1795060Probably. And Wailord misses thankfully.
Herb the barbarian once again strikes fear into the hearts of his enemies, thus time with the merciless cold of a snuggly vulpix
>>1795037The second.>>1795049You gonna search for butts of the new USUM moon design? Because I'd be into that.
Rolled 53 (1d100)>>1795049
>>1795073oh yeah, there was the mewtwo one before itthink I might have watched pokemon 2000 first as a kid
>>1795073[I search for all butts.]
>>1795070We are destined to conquer these islands with cuddly pokemon, elite culinary skills and premiere coffee
>>1795104HERB PRETTIES UP SORBET WHEN!?
>>1795114Ooooh this could be a bonding experience with Val when we run into her next
>>1795114When everyone gets a spa date. I'm sure Bella would enjoy it and for some reason I like the idea of someone giving Mace a polishing.
>>1795114When Gobble asks her out
I think it's be fun to go clothes shopping and do like makeovers with val. Maybe even for a contest? What's she even doing atm I forgotAlso sorbet can get into the kitchen with gobble, making chilled deserts. I still want to know where she stands on gob the magnificent
>>1795119Herb pampers his pokemon with a spa dayhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GkeNEvwq7A0
>>1795140She's boating around alone in her giant boat, from port to port wondering and pondering through the thoughts of Laki's offers and missing her talks with Hana.It's... I'm unsure of just how that meeting will go.
>>1795144[Val has joined the party] is what I'm hoping for.
“Sorbet! Give me your all! Blizzard!”Sorbet looks unsure, but pushes itself to unleash that attack. To everyone’s surprise, it actually works! Wickedly cold winds whip around and pierce into the two opponents defenses. Despite the hot Loanan sun bearing down on you, you still feel a deep chill from it.Laki yells some sort of obscenity, but Abigail is just shocked. Conqueror is swept off the battlefield and falls limply to the side.Wailord takes the Blizzard too, but is able to resist it. Still, it looks very shaken up. Cold attacks seem to make it unsure.You’re worried the attack might have gotten Nincada, but when you see it crawling on top of Wailord and very weakly using the worst Absorb you’ve seen hit, you sigh in relief.“Keep rolling out!” Laki yells.But Wailord fails to get the move off successfully. It’s momentum is completely gone and it shudders under the cold ambient temperature. “It’s okay Wailord. We can still do this.” Laki tells her pokemon. “You’ve still got your bulk.”The Light Screen is beginning to fade. Even without it though, that bulk that Laki mentioned is a big concern. How can you take down such a huge pokemon?>Call off the battle. Everyone’s gotten some experience and it’ll be a slugfest from here>Sorbet! Feint Attack!>Tail Whip! Lower its defense>Confuse Ray! Wear it down with status>Try that Extrasensory attack. That sounds useful>Captivate. Sorbets charming, after all.>Something else
>>1795144I hope she's finding some more friends like we are while she's going from island to island. It'd be pretty cool to see the final parties at the end of the quest. Like finding out that everyone's still friends but there's also other characters that have grown close to them as well.Abigail seems like a lady that Laki could hang out with and have fun giving and taking the shit from.
>>1795154>>Call off the battle. Everyone’s gotten some experience and it’ll be a slugfest from hereI don't want to bully Wailord, and continuing to fight will only increase his fear of the ice.
>>1795154>Sorbet! Feint Attack!
>>1795154>Call off the battle. Everyone’s gotten some experience and it’ll be a slugfest from hereOffer this and if Laki refuses>Captivate. Sorbet's charming, after all.
>>1795154>Captivate. Sorbets charming, after all.I just wanna see it, I don't know about the tactical merit.
>>1795154>Call off the battle. Everyone’s gotten some experience and it’ll be a slugfest from hereIf she doesn't want it,>Sorbet! Feint Attack!
>>1795154>>Call off the battle. Everyone’s gotten some experience and it’ll be a slugfest from hereNo need to do that to Waillord at this point. He's obviously scared of these ice attacks even if they don't hurt all that much. It DOES seem like something that we could help Laki train Waillord out of later though.
>>1795154>Call off the battle. Everyone’s gotten some experience and it’ll be a slugfest from hereBut if Laki refuses to call off the match then>Captivate. Sorbet's charming, after all.
Captivate, accidentally hit gobble too
>>1795154>>Call off the battle. Everyone’s gotten some experience and it’ll be a slugfest from hereoffer but don't forfeit.
>>1795154>Captivate. Sorbets charming, after all.
>>1795154>Call off the battle. Everyone’s gotten some experience and it’ll be a slugfest from hereThere's no need to go any further. This is just a practice match. Why risk anyone getting hurt?
>Call off the battle. Everyone’s gotten some experience and it’ll be a slugfest from hereThings are getting a bit too heated.Time for everyone to cool down
>>1795198What's cooler than cool, ice cold
>>1795154>Captivate. Sorbets charming, after all.Don't offer a forfeit, Laki won't take it too well.
>>1795178Watch Gobble jump out in front of it
“Get ready to use Captivate.” You tell Sorbet, hoping it’s one she knows. Gobble’s ears perk up. You turn to Laki “Call it there?”Laki is about to command another attack, but she hesitates. She’s worked up. She looks to Abigail, then you, then Keira, then Wailord.“Yeah. Okay. I think we all learned something.” Laki says. “Sure didn’t see that coming.” Calming down is clearly a struggle for her.“Wait. Does that mean it’s a tie, or that they won? Did we win?” Abigail asks.“Who cares?” Laki replies. “It as just a friendly battle. It doesn’t have to be more complicated than that. But yeah, they were winning, if you care that much.”“You’re...taking that well.” Hana approaches.“...Why should I?” Laki starts to take it less well.“Heh. No reason. That was fun to watch.”Laki mumbles. She’s putting in an effort not to be upset. You get the feeling that most of her is fine, but she just has that angry streak she can’t do much about besides keep it from lashing out at others.Abigail spicks up and pats her pokemon on the head. “You did well. Sorry.”Gobble meekly approaches Sorbet, who is licking her wounds.Keira is rushing over to Nincada. Its not evolving or hurt, but she seems to want to be ready just in case.>Grab Laki for a congratulatory kiss.>Heal Sorbet>Heal Conqueror>Go see Nincada and Keira>Congratulate everyone on a good battle and get to planning that date>Something else
>Grab Laki for a congratulatory kiss.>Congratulate everyone on a good battle and get to planning that date
>>1795230>Congratulate everyone on a good battle and get to planning that dateGotta do them right,
>>1795230>Grab Laki for a congratulatory kiss.>Heal Sorbet>Heal Conqueror>Talk with Kiera and Laki if, in exchange for more aural lessons and physical sessions that Herb will set aside time to really help them train with their pokemon.>Congratulate everyone on a good battle and get to planning that date
>>1795230>>Heal Sorbet>>Heal Conqueror>Congratulate everyone on a good battle and get to planning that date
>>1795230>Grab Laki for a congratulatory kiss.>Heal Conqueror>Congratulate Sorbet and Kiera they won their first battle!
[That's it for tonight, I'm afraid. I'm falling asleep. The rule34 part 2 bin will be complete before next Saturday, and next thread likely next week. There's an outside chance of running Thursday]
>>1795261Thanks for running Gobble! Have a good night!
>>1795261>rule 34>not rule 63alternate reality butt please
>>1795230Kiss, heal, plan.>>1795261Night Gobble!
>>1795261Thanks for running!
>>1795230>Grab Laki for a congratulatory kiss.>Heal Sorbet>Offer to heal Conqueror>Go see Nincada and Keira>Congratulate everyone on a good battle and get to planning that date
>>1795261Thanks for running Gobble!
>>1795261Will that bin have Laki (Female) and Spice?Or Male Hana? Male Valerie X Spice?
>>1795269>>1795270>>1795267>>1795270>>1795277[Thanks for coming! I hope everyone has a great day tomorrow!]>>1795278[I'll finish the stories with the male versions of the girls and see what else there's time for.]
>>1795280Thanks for running, Gobble. Another fun thread!
>>1795261Thanks for running Gobblenot really interested in the rule 63 stuff, I tried it but I wasn't even able to finish.
>>1795288Not even Polu (female) x Spice (female) ? Because that was adorable.
>>1795304none of them, I found the characters too alien and different to get into it. It may as well have been written about random people to me and I just couldn't get into it because of that.
Gobble, what are Loanah's beliefs about eclipses? I'm headed towards the path of totality right now.
Holy shit that was wild.
>>1796008What was the total eclipse like, Anon? Only got like 60% were I am.
>>179692596% here, it was pretty neat. It got noticeably darker, but not like movie dark or anything
>>1796925At first you could only tell there was anything different through the viewing glasses. It starts with just a chip taken out of the sun in the upper right quadrant, but the darkness grows.As it gets to be halfway to the totality, the air has cooled noticeably, as though the sun was setting.Three quarters of the way to totality, the sun still seems as bright as normal, but it has gotten even colder. The normal dapples of light cast by the leaves in the canopy have turned to crescents, repeated over everything like a toddler with a stamp.Then you look west and notice that the world does not look like it is cast in normal lighting. Like the sky is casting merely fluorescent lights and you're in some sort of basement or movie set.It's bright like day but cold like night. In your viewing glasses you can see the sun reduced to a mere sliver, winking out as one last ray dissapears as though behind a shutting door. You can see nothing.You take of your glasses and see that what was the sun as normal a moment ago has been replaced by a black hole in the sky, with a silver lining around it. The sky is a navy blue. Several stars have come out as if in confusion, and somewhere a dog is losing his goddamn mind.Your eyes are glued to the sun. It feels as if at any moment your creator will reach through this hole in reality and take you. It is somehow both made of void and light. There a unimaginably long tendrils of plasma reaching from it, invisible except for in this moment. There is a sense of togetherness and revelry among the crowd, though I know none of their names.Eventually, and tragically soon, the totality ends with a brilliant diamond of light piercing from the top right quadrant of the sun. The stars hide themselves again, and the anticipation plays itself out in reverse as the moon, hidden once again by daylight, slinks away.Then you look at eclipse memes for the 8 hour ride home.10/10.I think that about sums it up.
>>1796955Very descriptive, Anon. Thank you!
>>1796963If you can do so, definitely visit the next totality in the states. It's completely different from a partial eclipse. Hell, make hotel reservations today.
>>1796975That's a good idea. Looks like being in Texas on April 8, 2024 will be the place to be for the next solar eclipse in the States.
I wonder if we'll still be able to catch that festival we saw being set up earlier?And will whoever was dealing with Honchcrow get mad at us?And do you guys want to try to get a recipe from the grass temple before heading to the next island?How long are we putting off meeting Laki's parents/officially being introduced to Kat/Robin/Clair?Am I forgetting any other loose plot threads? Other than the vague fug destiny Herb has shown no interest in learning more about? Maybe looking up fug lore?And what's the proper name of Loanah's faith anyways?
>>1797442I think we should meet the girlfriends' parents as soon as they want us to, I wouldn't mind doing it sooner rather than later if the opportunity presents itself though,Recipes are always good, also do you think the festival is close enough to be a destination for the dates?Also for loose plot threads, I'm interested in learning more about Laki's vision. Like if their is any active force trying to erode island culture or if it's just ambient mainlanderization.
>>1797450It may not even have been a prophetic dream at all, but a manifestation of her fears. I hope that's all it is. I don't want a big villain with a face. Hell, if cultural erasure is the villain this quest, Herb kind of is the face of it. He's snatching up all their women and mating with them, diluting their bloodline and installing himself as a respected part of the community. The bastard!I'm awaiting the day that Keira and Polu ask us whether we believe spirits should be ushered to the next life immediately or after preparation and say:"I don't even believe in your religions. I have no strong convictions about what spirits actually are or if there is an afterlife for them to go to." Heck, by that time we'll probably have told Fug that we don't believe he's a god, just a powerful sky dragon. I'm also really excited for Herb to share some more of his culture. Like talking about how a proper festival should have a tunnel of love, or a ferris wheel, or cotton candy, or rigged games. And then Laki can win him a stuffed Stufful to make him feel more at home. Or pull cutesy flirts with Hana like "counting shoulders" at the movies. They've sort of rushed past that part already, but whatever.I wonder how Hana feels about Loanan culture versus mainland culture. Does she want things like to become Maema, or know how to forage? She doesn't seem as sensitive or needy about it as Jane.It's ironic how Keira is having a crisis of faith when very early on Laki was going to her when thinking about her own doubts. As pro-secular as I usually am, I hope she figures it out and can resolve all these new experiences with her faith. I think she's really representative of what's worth cherishing of old Loanan traditions.
>>1797450I mean only Laki has parents, and we met half of Hana's semi responsible guardians already. I do really want to meet laki's parents though, her mom and dad seem like quite the pair.
>>1797523It frustrates me to no end that Herb has met Hana's guardians/role models/what-have-you and NOBODY involved, but especially Clair, have realized that.But when Hana finally "introduces" Herb to Kat, it's going to be so, so very satisfying.
>>1797545Wait a minute is "Clair" a pun on "Clairvoyant"?
>>1797552Yeah and Kats eat Robins, so what's your point? Haha
>>1797555It just took me a long time to get the joke.I hope Laki's parents approve of us.
>>1797587>Pakistan's parentsThey will approve us to impregnate and love until the end of time their pure maiden flower or die
Ooh, just thought of something. What if Sorbet met a Kantoan Vulpix? What would she think? Heck, what would Keira think? Does she know about regional variants?
>>1801595Before we met Sorbet, I had imagined the same sort of scenario with exeggcutor. The Kanto variant could arguably be thought of as unhealthy, considering how it is so squat due to lower sunlight. And the split between psychic/dragon is really interesting to me, it's much more strange than a temperature adaptation. Kanto Marowak is pretty weird too.
>>1798892They're pretty much the same as Laki's, except they'd also want us to convert to Islam.
So, ah, I've been doing a bit of a thought experiment and I thought I would share it with you.I was looking at team building, and I asked myself "what's the least I need to do to make sure I have all the coverage I need?"That's a tricky one. Right off the bat there are eighteen types you'll need to be able to hit.Fighting and ground are necessary right off the bat due to normal and electric types, respectively. Flying and Ice compliment those well and the gaps can be filled in with some flexibility. You'll need electric or grass to cover water, poison or steel to cover fairy, and dark or ghost to cover ghost and psychic. That leaves us with a final list of:FightingGroundFlyingIceGrass/ElectricPoison/SteelGhost/DarkNow, there are a few tricky cases like Wheezing, bug/steel pokemon, or dark/ghost pokemon, that would necessitate psychic, fire, and fairy moves as well, bringing the total to 10 types. But for now, let us ignore these handful of cases.So the next question is, how do I put those 7 types on my team so I can get STAB with all of them? Well, you'd think you'd need at least 4 pokemon but you can effectively do it with 3, because Dhelmise gets a 50% bonus to steel attacks due to its ability.Dhelmise therefore takes up grass, ghost, and steel, leaving us with:FightingIceFlyingGroundWe want two pokemon with two types. There are no fighting/ground types so we'll need fighting/flying or Fighting/ice. The only pokemon that fit those descriptions are Hawlucha and Crabominable, respectively. To partner with them, we'll need a ice/ground or a flying/ground, respectively. The only pokemon that fit those descriptions are Gliscore and Mamoswine, respectively.This means that the two teams that can hit almost all pokemon with super effective STAB moves with the least pokemon are:Dhelmise/Crabominable/GliscoreAndDhelmise/Hawlucha/MamoswineAnd if you're really afraid of not being able to hit Weezing/Sableye/Scizor etc. with super effective STAB, there's still three slots open for fire/Fairy/psychic or whatever pokemon you want.
>>1805812We have Gobble for fighting. We have Sorbet for Ice. Bella for Grass/ Poison. Etc, etc.If you are talking about competitive Pokemon you don't worry about hitting every single type, you worry about what is in the meta.
>>1805996this pretty much, most competitive teams have answers to what hampers their main strategy, not something for everything.
>>1806004This guy has a good way of saying it. Competitive battling is all about preserving your win condition, which makes me wonder. What is Herb's win condition in a battle? Assuming it is a regular battle, I don't think we have a real style yet. Our Pokemon are developing what makes them special, but outside of going for type weaknesses I'm not sure what we have as a Plan-A.
>>1806435The thing is, picking one or two of our pokemon to be "Plan-A" would mean that they would get more attention by seeing more battles. Instead, I think Herb should try to get good at reading his opponent's strategy and knowing what tactics counter those.Bella is great for stall, Gobble is a great tank/brawler, and Mace shuts down assassins by using Gravity to pin down agile opponents and using his echolocation to locate sneaky opponents.Dice is a wildcard that can throw off the opponent with his weird movements.That leaves Sorbet as support, with moves like confuse ray, icy wind, and mist. It's just too bad she doesn't get the snow warning+aurora veil combo.If I absolutely had to pick one of our pokemon to be plan a though, it would be gobble. He's an amazing tank and he'll only get better once he learns stockpile/swallow. Let's get him some coverage moves, yeah?
>>1806525Yeah. I'm hoping if we face a ground type gym leader they can help us teach Gobble and Mace some stuff.
Thread tonight?I hereby summon gobble
>>1806525Wasn't "shutting down the opponent" Kat's strategy?Herb doesn't seem to be a serious battler, he's pretty much just going through the motions of collecting badges. He's never seriously considered going for Champion. At this point he's more likely to go into the League just so that Jane won't be disappointed.
>>1807405Speaking of Jane, I'm a little worried that we've finally set her off the deep end.
>>1807598She was already off the deep end.She's just maybe a little farther out into the deep-end now. Oceanic-waters-deep.
>>1808645What do we do if Jane accuses us of being a conniving girl collector? Or (perish the thought) a slut? Or starts talking smack about our girl? We may have to lay down the law.I hope Laki kicks her ass in a battle.
>>1808704>I hope Laki kicks her ass in a battle.But that's against the rules, anon!
Where do y'all think our PIAQ folks fall under?
>>1808847Fuck off, Karen sucks. In the games certain Pokemon ARE better and it is just abuse to throw out your buddy Zigzagoon against a Tyranitar.Gentleman is the real MVP, not all Pokemon are created equal. In the quest favorites can be trained up, but there still are cases when one Pokemon can't do everything, so Gentleman is still right and Karen is wrong.
>>1808704I want Herb to fight not to cry if he gets called a slut.
>>1808860I've seen a guy beat the elite 4 with a level 1 skarmory and a level 1 pineco. If Herb were the more like the gentleman we wouldn't be training Mace.Remember Cliff's secret weapon last quest? Have you read the opening post that's in every thread?Besides, every pokemon can become absurdly over-leveled.>>1808886Yeah, crying can be put off until after he's stuck up for himself and his girls, if he even cries at all.I wonder what the odds are Herb sheds a few tears of joy during his first time?
>>1809030Because those Pokemon are able to. You can't beat everything with any Pokemon. Key word is SOMETIMES.
I think Herb might be Poké-French-Canadian. Blonde, snow at home, cooking culture. Very polite. Makes sense for Gobble to be projecting their own Canadianess.Plus I kind of think it would be funny for Herb to break out into French when talking to extended family on the phone or when startled or something and surprise the girls.
>>1809283That is a good theory, I think the other big ones was Poke-England or just Sinnoh.
>>1809030I don't want him to actually cry. But if he gets called a slut it would be amazing if his voice gets tight and his eyes sting.And nobody notices but the girls.
>>1809506Speaking of our girls, what exactly is the name of their relationship? Girlfriend-in-laws? Sister-wives? Harem pals? And what does that relationship look like in most cases, or what are the expectations in that relationship?>>1809313Sinnoh makes a lot of sense too. Maybe Sinnoh is Poké-Canada?
>>1809820One is the Empress and the rest are imperial concubines
>>1809820Maybe just Herb's girlfriends? Might have a cultural name for them. Maybe even something pokemon related or inspired by Salazzles.Still hoping for the day they become each other's girlfriend's too.>>1809961Ruud dude
>>1810246"Are you two girls dating?""Good guess, but we're actually lizards."
>>1809820Sinnoh is Hokkaido. The first four regions are all Japan. And if Unova being New York, Alola being Hawaii and Orre being Arizona is any indication, each US state is a different region, and Canada is big enough that each province would also most likely be a different region. The countries of the UK are probably also different regions, for that matter.
Bin soon?Dates soon?
I hope Gobble's able to run today after having a kid.
>>1814778is that what happened? Gobbles post left me confused and wondering what the fuck happened; I just chalked it up to shenanigans but I am pretty curious. What does that mean even.
>>1814895I'm guessing a close relative had a kid and Gobble has been up all night with a crying newborn.
[Sorry I missed this weekend. I got caught off guard by the sudden baby. He's adorable, though. Very well behaved for someone only a few days old. He'll be a cool dude later in life.Anyway, lewdbin is postponed. I have an outline for Valerie and Keira that I hope will be interesting despite the changes to their life and personalities that a genderbend brings. Keira's life is changed big time, and Val just a little.I'll be running either Thursday or Friday, then Saturday and Sunday. Any questions responding to this post I will eventually respond to.]
>>1818190So who's baby is it?
>>1818201[My older sister's. I feel guilty because she's been a big influence on how I speak and act, being a more down to earth, hippy type while I'm the rigid, rule abiding type, but I never visit. Her and her partner are outside the city in a small town only 20 minutes away.The baby is a healthy boy. I want to spoil that guy cuz he's like me as a baby; quiet, second born, and like's to sleep.]
>>1818217So Gobble really is Gobble.
>>1818190What's the name of the Loanan faith?What is Laki and Hana's relationship called?Has Dad told Mom about our harem yet?
>>1818190>>1818217don't worry about it Gobble, to be honest you could do all kinds of shit you would never even consider doing and get away with it; you're that good. That being said please don't do that, speaking personally you're the highlight of my week and a week without you is like a week without sunshine; yeah I'm alive but what's the fucking point?
>>1819371A-are you the same anon from that image?
>>1819383no, I'm not sure if that makes it less disturbing or more.
>>1819407You had me worried for a moment. Carry on.
>>1818217>quiet, second born, and like's to sleep.Are you me?
>>1808847One time I ran through Blue version with a team of favorites.A lv.50 Nidoqueen outsped Blue's Lv.62 Pidgeot, and one shot it. I will remember that run forever.
>>1822303But anon, Nidoqueen is good.
>>1819416Did you ring?
>>1827695Thankee, finally saved it to my PKMQ folder.