You are Alexander Hickory, an 18 year old junior professor and graduate from the prestigious Erbaum Academy. You are currently on a self-directed research journey with two other junior professors in the hopes of achieving greatness in your respective fields. Your primary goal is to study pokemon physiology and are particularly interested in the study of strange and unique characteristics.---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Welcome to Pokemon Professor Quest!Rolls will be d100, best of three, unless otherwise specified. Write-ins are always welcome, but I reserve the right to veto. Comments and criticism are appreciated.Previous Thread:>1912396http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/qstarchive.html?tags=Pokemon%20ProfessorCharacter Pastebin:https://pastebin.com/H8KrgyJL
>>1930924>>1930238>>1929411>>1929106>>1929099>>1929093You think it's pretty likely she's going to call for another thundershock. You call back Beldum, then toss out Larvitar's ball. He bursts onto the battlefield to be hit with a blast of lightening, which he grounds out without any effort. The sandstorm seems to be petering out a bit, but there's still enough left over to damage Pikachu further.There's a good chance you can win with the next blow if you get lucky, so you prepare your command.>Bite>Screech>Dragon Dance>Chip Away>Sandstorm>Something Else
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Rolled 27 (1d100)>>1931685Cursed dice in this quest.
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>>1931692I wish I rolled this well in quests that I follow.
>>1931700>>1931693>>1931692You call out, "Bite!"As the sands fade from around the battlefield, you are able to see your opponent clearly for the first time in a while. She looks relaxed, like she's having fun with the battle despite her dire predicament. Her pikachu has a sudden birst of speed, doing a lap around the battlefield at an alarming swiftness before vanishing from sight. The yellow rodent appears only after it connects with Larvitar for a perfectly executed critical quick attack that barely scratches your pokemon, who's mouth is swirling with dark energy.He bites down halfway on Pikachu's tail, it's not a spectacular attack but it does the job well enough. As you asses the status of the pokemon, the Pikachu vanishes back into the blonde lass' pokeball. You relax and call Larvitar back, while your opponent walks over to meet you. "Good match, you're really something," she says, "I'm Claire by the way. Thanks for the battle, and for your help with before."You tell her it was no problem, and bid her and Lana goodbye while you look around for Oliver. She grabs her friend and they run off somewhere. You hear a chime from your pokedex, seeing that you have received 1,600 for winning and that Claire has given you her contact information. You find Oliver doing training drills with a very tired looking Nidorina, she seems to be learning the basics of Bite and very tired. Oliver tells you his pokemon are spent for now, and you make your way back to the pokemon center. You leave your pokemon with the attendent and contact Mina, who lets you know she'll meet you later in the evening for dinner. You discuss your plans for the next few hours with Oliver over sandwiches. >Go to a place in the city (Shopping, Gym, etc)>Go check out a nearby route for trainers or pokemon>Look for a city pokemon>Wander around>Something else
>>1931777>Look for a city pokemon
>>1931777>>Go to a place in the cityGym
>>1931777>Nearby Routesor>Look for a City PokemonTrubbish, what art thou?
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>>1931854>>1931867>>1931860You tell Oliver you want to take a look around the city for pokemon, and he tells you he's heard rumors of a location with plenty of them. You pick up your pokemon and he leads you out of the center. You walk for a half hour, with Oliver tight-lipped on the location the entire time. He stops in front of a massive waste treatment plant. You split up and creep around for a few minutes to see what's in the area. You find several Grimer next to a water pipe, some are purely purple but most of them are multicolored and lumpy. You avoid them and make your way to the back, where you find a bunch of Koffing frolicking in smokestack fumes. You walk back to the front and meet up with Oliver. He tells you he found Grimer too, as well as some Trubbish here and there. >What do you do?
>>1931860 This wasn't something you could crit-fail
>>1931907Catch a Koffing they could be interesting to research
>>1931907Koffing is extremely relevant to our interest in neurology, considering it grows an extra head upon evolution. We should catch one and take it back for scans.Those lumpy grimer would be potentially powerful additions to our team if that's what you guys are into. I'm also interested in the "power of alchemy" ability. (It'd be really interesting to research, assuming we can find one with a Hidden Ability.)And I hold a personal love of trubbish.
>>1931918Also grimer and trubbish neurology might be interesting, considering their weird bodies.
>>1931907>Multicolored and LumpyAlolan Grimers/Muks. We in Alola I guess.I do kinda want a Muk, but I'd prefer a Swalot to that if we could find it.
>>1931912>>1931918>>1931933You decide to go for a Koffing first, and then take a look at those Grimer, so you make your way by the smokestack. Oliver starts scouting for particularly strong ones with good traits. ROLL 1d100
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Nuh-uh, I ain't rolling.
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>>1931962>>1931968>>1931970Oliver directs you to an isolated Koffing near the cliff behind the building, and you note it to be particularly large and tough looking. It has a very thick cloud of smoke surrounding it, almost like a Gastly. You shout at it, and it floats over to you slowly.Send out>Beldum>Larvitar>Deino
>>1932045You send out Beldum against the floating purple pokemon, and call out for>Hidden Power (Ice)>Take Down>Something Else
>>1932108>Hidden Power (Ice)It's a defense Pokémon, so...
>>1932108>Hidden Power (Ice)
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>>1932212>>1932215You call out for a hidden power, and Beldum begins charging blueish energy. The Koffing focuses itself oddly, with its eyes closed. Beldum unleashes an abnormally powerful blast that coats the Koffing with a layer of frost. The purple pokemon steadies itself, then blasts off a beam of purplish force from the center of its forehead that pushes Beldum back as it hits. He barely felt that attack though, and Koffing is looking a little slower. >Hidden Power>Take Down>Something Else
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>>1932268>>1932273You order another hidden power, and Beldum delivers. It's a direct hit and does a fair amount of damage, though not quite as much as the last shot. The Koffing seems to close its eyes again, and both it and Beldum are bathed in a strange light. They're knocked around in the air by an invisible force coming from various directions. After the odd attack ends, for some reason Beldum seems a bit healthier while Koffing is even weaker than before. >Hidden Power>Take Down>Throw a ball (Poke, Great)>Something Else
>>1932292>Throw a ball (Poke)
>>1932292>>Throw a ball (Poke)
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>>1932367>>1932360>>1932357You decide the Koffing has had enough, and you toss out a pokeball. The purple blob is pulled in and the ball seals shut. It shakes around a few times, but you hear that familiar click. You have caught a Koffing, and a particularly interesting specimen at that. There's no doubt it has an interesting heritage. >Would you like to give a nickname to the captured Koffing? It is male. >What next?
>>1932387Go to the gym.
>>1932387Scan the Koffing for a baseline of the morphology far before the evolution.
>>1932387>>Would you like to give a nickname to the captured Koffing? It is male.No. Because the only name I can think of is Mr Stinky.It is not a name with dignity.>>What next?This >>1932396
>>1932404I'm okay with this too. Kinda figured we'd do it after beating a gym guy and scheduling an appointment with Argyle.
>>1932396>>1932404>>1932431You let your captured Koffing out of the pokeball and speak to it. The purple blob is bold, but it respects you for defeating it. It has excellent stats all around, besides a middling speed, and truly excels when it comes to health and defenses. You study its form, it's bigger than its fellows and also passively produces considerably more smoke from the many pores on its skin. Taking a closer look and comparing to the database on your pokedex, it has a darker grey to it than usual and your type analyzer finds traces of ghost energy amidst a lot of poison. The pokemon is essentially just a skull surrounded with numerous bladders, the pokedex tells you. The bladders mix their contents to cause various chemical reactions, an through their use the Koffing also derives its ability to move as well as attack. The brain is highly developed compared to animal-like pokemon, but less so than most human-like ones. They feed primarily on hydrocarbons produced by factory air waste, but can scavenge from many other sources. They are highly resilient creatures.It demonstrates its abilities for you, adapting very quickly to a battlefield mindset. It produces various gasses for most of its attacks, showing you smokescreen, poison gas, smog, and clear smog. It can also vomit forth a potent sludge, as well as attack with the dark attack assurance. It demonstrates the two moves it used during the battle, the first was psybeam and the second you find out is called pain split. You write your findings down in your research notes, and find Oliver fighting with one of the colorful Grimer. It disappears into a pokeball as you walk over toward him, and you soon hear it click. You both exchange congratulations, and he points out a second Grimer and tells you it's almost as good as the one you just caught. It looks like it was weakened by something previously. >What do you do?
>>1932493Hmm...1. Catch it, then investigate what weakened it.2. Question it with your pokemon to investigate what weakened it, then let it be, provided it can recover on its own.
>>1932493Power of alchemy, please...
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>>1932546>>1932553>>1932574You decide to act quickly and throw out a pokeball a the Grimer he pointed out. It has a surprised look on its face as it disappears into the ball. The ball shakes a few times and clicks closed. You've caught a Grimer, so you decide to check him out. You do your best to communicate with him, asking about how he became injured. He gestures to some purple Grimer nearby and punches his hand a few times, it seems he was attacked. He seems to be in good spirits about the whole ordeal though, and is a jolly creature. You compare him with your pokedex database and learn that Oliver was correct, he has outstanding attacking potential and above average stats otherwise. You also learn about the species in general. It seems they move along by expanding and contracting various pseudopods from its amorphous bottom half. The creature grows more solid the furthur up its body, with a system of bone and muscle deep within its torso coated by layer upon layer of slime-flesh. They're similar in intelligence to a Koffing, between animal-like and human-like pokemon. You have it show you its attacks, and the first thing it does is a bite. It then demonstrates a poison coated version he seems particularly proud of. He then proceeds to perform pound, poison gas, harden, and disable. When he vomits up an acid spray, you nearly hurl your own stomach contents. When you question him on his ability, he doesn't identify with either of the common ones. He doesn't eat berries any faster than anyone else, and he's never poisoned anyone with a pound. He expresses both of these things with a solemn face as though he is embarrassed.You give him a thumbs up and tell him not to worry about it, he laughs at your gesture and nods. What next?>Look for more pokemon here>Go somewhere else >Something else
>>1932616Get our new boys brain scans. It'll be good to compare these two, since they're both poison types with similar intelligences, but only weezing gets another head by merging. We can see if he has any unique structures in his brain, especially ones that remind us of beldum.Then let's do a double battle with Oliver and try these new buddies out. And if we get to find out grimer's ability, that'd be kickass.
>>1932616>Something elseThe gym, motherfucker
>>1932630This, also lineage on the Koffing
>>1932639It's gotta be part ghastly or something.
>>1932640Never hurts to be sure.
>>1932616I'd like to hit up the gymCan we find a Metal Coat on the way? Like, is there a store that sells them?
>a guy you taught goes out into the real world for the first time>man is he gonna spend 6 months stumbling before settling somewhere>wait>within a week he's sent you a fuckin Dratini, and he's caught a Deino that he's writing a paper on
>>1932639>>1932630You and Oliver decide to head back toward the pokemon center and then over to the Lab to check out your new pokemon. You look through your BreedDex as you go for possible parentage for your Koffing, and with the moves it knows and its general appearance you conclude it must have had a Misdrevous or Mismagius as a recent ancestor.You wave at the receptionist as you pass, and head on through to the lab. Professor Gum greets you warmly and you tell him the purpose of your visit. "Well, feel free to use the machines," he tells you, "I'm a bit busy at the moment, but let me know if you need anything."You scan the two poison pokemon and find a number of similarities in their general tissue. Surprisingly, Koffing's brain is more liquid than the amorphous Grimer. You postulate it's likely they evolve through some type of division. You add the data to your research and head out the door. As you do, you spot Mina coming out of the Museum of History and wave her over. She walks up to you seeming excited and pulls you close for a hug and a peck on the cheek. "I've made a lot of progress on my research, and I think I have an idea of where to go next," She tells you, "When we finish up here, I'd like to travel to the Ruins of Ket in Fina City. We'd be going through Roz Town and likely be traveling through the desert for a while. If that's still alright."You explain your intention to head over to the gym, and both Oliver and Mina sort of cheer a little. "I wasn't going to say anything, but I think you're too strong a trainer not to take the gym challenge," he tells you, then looks away, "I'd kind of hoped you and I could be rivals. Or you, me, and Harold anyway. It's your decision, but you've got a lot of potential and a great team."The three of you chatter on for a bit as you take the walk to the gym. You make your way there quickly enough, and walk up to the receptionist. "Hey, it's that tough trainer from the other day," she says, "Come to train? Or did one of your friends want to take the challenge?">Take the Gym Challenge>Something Else
>>1932651You never could find one at the market.
>>1932666>Take the Gym ChallengeRight. This guy's a rock trainer.Deino with Earth Power is a good choice.Let's rock
>>1932666>>Take the Gym Challenge
>>1932666>>Something ElseChallenge a gym trainer.I wanna see grimer get levitate.
>>1932666>Take the Gym Challenge
>>1932683>>1932671>>1932669You tell the receptionist that she is correct, you would like the Gym Challenge. She reminds you that you will face a Jr. Trainer and if you defeat them you will be eligible to face Argyle at any time. You are lead to one of the plain battle arenas, number two, and told to wait. In a few minutes, a young man walks in and introduces himself as Louis. He tells you you will have a two-on-two battle and, after you confirm everything, he starts the automatic countdown on the scoreboard. >Who do you send out?
>>1932693Deino + Larvitar
>>1932693Our new poison boys.
>>1932695>>1932697Not a double battle. You both can only use two pokemon, but they fight one at a time.
>>1932703>>1932704>>1932709He sends out a Nosepass, which spins around upon entering the battlefield. You release Deino, who snorts and glares at the uncaring rock pokemon. >Tackle>Earth Power>Dragonbreath>Bite
>>1932712>>1932714"Earth power!"Your opponent looks a bit startled by Deino, but he shakes his head and shouts, "Go Nosepass! Rock throw."Deino seems to be moving like lightning compared to her opponent, who is slow even to lift its arms. She stops near him and focuses, then a blast of dirt flies up around Nosepass. He is worn down to nothing in the one hit, only his innate sturdiness holding him together. He throws the rock, which barely does any damage to Deino. Seems like he's using some pretty weak pokemon here. There's no way he can even scratch you."Dragonbreath," you command, hoping to just quickly finish the poor thing. But instead of that, a blast of blue fire launches out from Deino's mouth. It engulfs the Nosepass and burns for a few seconds before vanishing entirely. The enemy has been vanquished and it seems Deino learned dragon rage.>Switch Pokemon?
>>1932720No, tell Deino she's doing well and we're proud of her.
>>1932721You currently do not have a Jesus.You know that, were a Jesus to exist, it would likely be extremely rare and also located in a very hard to access location.
>>1932725>>1932723>>1932722>>1932721"Good Job, Deino," you call out, "Keep it up."The shocked Jr. Trainer regains his composure and throws out a second pokeball. Out pops a weird star-shaped rock pokemon that floats in the air. >Tackle>Dragonbreath>Earth Power>Bite>Headbutt>Dragon Rage>Something Else
>>1932736>a weird star-shaped rock pokemon that floats in the airScan it, and Dragon Rage it.
>>1932736Dragon rage, bypass those defenses.
>>1932736Solrock? Bite, then.
>>1932736Scan and Dragon Rage
>>1932741I assumed it's the meteor one. Um... Minior.
>>1932744Oh yeah, that exists. Sorry, I never played S/M.
>>1932741>>1932738>>1932740>>1932742You scan the pokemon with your pokedex. It's Minior, a rock and flying meteor pokemon. You decide to test out Deino's new move. "Dragon Rage"It blasts off at Minior and seems to drastically reduce its power. It's lagging in the air, but still rolls toward Deino and smacks into her. The attack does barely any damage. You shrug, and shout out for Deino to finish her opponent off with a bite. The trainer realizes it's over and calls back his pokemon."Damn, you've got some serious pokemon," he says, "You're more like a two-badger. I've got to tell the boss."He bids you follow him, and your party makes its way to the main stage. Argyle is overseeing some training there, giving tips to the various trainers present. A big Tyranitar is doing drills on a steel slab, denting and damaging it with various attacks. He smiles as he sees your group, "Another strong challenger in your group, huh?""Mister Argyle," the Jr. Trainer cuts in, "This guy wiped the floor with me. You're going to have to use your level 2 or even level 3 team.""Oh is that so," he says, turning to you, "What do you think? You need more of a challenge than your average no badger?">Well, that last battle was a little too easy>Yeah, give me the best you've got.>I don't think so, sir. I got lucky>Something Else
>>1932750>I trust your judgement. This is my first gym battle though.
>>1932750>Something ElseI'm willing to try a level 2 team.I don't think I can handle level 3 tho, and certainly not your famous Tyranitar.Scan the Tyranitar, and introduce Larvitar to it.
>>1932750Flip a coin.
>>1932756>>1932757>>1932759"I trust your judgment," you tell him, "Would you mind if I introduced my Larvitar to him.""No problem," he says, smiling brightly.You let Larvitar out of his ball, and he is totally taken with the much larger green dinosaur. She seems just as taken with him, and the pair exchange an affectionate reaction to each other. You can't help but notice Argyle checking your Larvitar out, he seems to like what he sees as well."I think you can handle the level 2 team for sure," He says finally, "And it's my job to test you, not defeat you. I could do that easily, as you can see. So, shall we begin"He walks up to a platform and pushes a button. Suddenly, a bunch of platforms raise up. You count nine in total, an they all contain six slots for pokeballs. All but one of them is missing varying numbers of pokeballs with the smallest having two. --------------------------------------------------------------That's it for tonight everyone. Thanks for playing. I'll try to update tomorrow after 12AM EST. Will stick around for a while to answer any questions.
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>>1932771Also, Pastebin updatedhttps://pastebin.com/H8KrgyJL
>>1932774Deino is lacking Dragon Rage on the pastebin
>>1932771Thanks for running.
>>1932771My A-Muk was a champion in my sun team. I’m excited to discover the power of alchemy.I think the pokedex says weeding are made by two jogging joining together over years. Is that how ours is going to work?I’m on pacific time so it always seems like I get to see your quest early. It’s nice.How is Hickory feeling about his research so far?Is EXP a scientifically recognized thing?I’m excited for our gym battle.
>>1932775Thanks, fixed>>1932783>My A-Muk was a champion in my sun team. I’m excited to discover the power of alchemy.I am glad, A-Muk was definitely one of my favorite S/M pokemon. poison is my favorite type >I think the pokedex says weeding are made by two jogging joining together over years. Is that how ours is going to work?No, it's going to be more like budding.>I’m on pacific time so it always seems like I get to see your quest early. It’s nice.I'm on EST myself, I just have a bizarre schedule.>How is Hickory feeling about his research so far?I'm sure he'd be glad to have gotten so much data and be looking for some way to direct his focus. Some sort of hypothesis to test.>Is EXP a scientifically recognized thing?The effect of battle on pokemon growth is, that's one of the things training specialty involves. >I’m excited for our gym battle.Me too.
Dunkle? You there?
>>1933526Wait, 12AM is midnight, not noon.Dunkle, you absolute madman.
>>1934590>adhering to a socially acceptable sleep scheduleFaget
>>1934819>>1934590>>1933526I'm home, update coming in a few
>>1935084You take your position across the large, rocky battlefield. Argyle shouts something unclear, than coughs and tries to clear his throat for about a minute."Scuse me," he says, "What I was trying to say was, this'll be a three on however many you got battle. Items allowed, but I'm limited to two of these."He holds up a pair of super potions and smiles. Well this should be interesting, you think. You confirm the rule set and the countdown timer begins ticking. As it reaches one, you each throw out a pokeball.>Beldum>Larvitar>Deino>Koffing>Grimer
>>1935191>>1935199Larvitar bursts forth onto the battlefield, and swiftly makes his way to cover in a jagged area to the left. Argyle has sent out an Omanyte, a revived fossil pokemon according to your pokedex, and a water type. You're at a bit of a disadvantage already.>Bite>Screech>Sandstorm>Dragon Dance>Chip Away>Something Else
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>>1935256>>1935257"Bite," you call out. "Water gun," Argyle shouts, pointing at Larvitar.The little green pokemon jumps out from it's hiding spot, running in a serpentine pattern toward Omanyte. The squidfaced creature puffs up a little and tries to take aim at Larvitar. He charges up dark energy and bites down hard on the top of the creature's head. Your pokemon jumps back, fearing retaliation, but none comes. It seems that Omanyte flinched and lost its water, as it dribbles out of its mouth. He took a decent hit, too. >Attack >Some other command>Change Pokemon>Use Item>Something ElseIs this a better battle interface?
>>1935269ThisAnd no, I prefer the other one
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>>1935294>>1935295You order a screech, and hear Argyle call for another water gun. Larvitar manages to dip behind rocky cover and emits a piercing screech that chills you even at a distance. The Omanyte is shuddering and distracted, and fires off a water gun directly at a rock. Larvitar is still at full health, and Omanyte is mildly injured and shaken by screech.>Bite>Screech>Sandstorm>Dragon Dance>Chip Away>Something else
if we don't make any progress soon, i think we should just send out Beldum and smash him with the electric hidden power
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>>1935322oh wow he just can't catch a break huh.
>>1935324>>1935325>>1935326You call out for a dragon dance, and Larvitar immediately shifts itself into a series of perfectly executed poses. He then seems to glow with a blueish light. Omanyte fires off another water gun, which Larvitar dodges nimbly. The little green dinosaur takes advantage of the situation and manages to get in a few extra poses after his dodge. Poor Omanyte looks frustrated, but Argyle is taking it in stride. >Bite>Screech>Sandstorm>Dragon Dance>Chip Away>Something else
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>>1935339>>1935341>>1935344"Bite," you shout.Larvitar rushes out toward the Omanyte for another bite now that its defenses are lowered. The shelled creature braces itself as your pokemon runs toward it. Larvitar charges its dark energy and chomps on Omanyte, delivering a devastating blow that almost takes it out. Omanyte hangs on defiantly and launches a point-blank water gun directly into your pokemon's chest for an impressive critical hit. Larvitar collapses, and Omanyte is barely standing. >Beldum>Deino>Koffing>Grimer
>>1935362Beldum is up for the clutch.
>>1935364>>1935366You throw out Beldum's pokeball and the creature jumps out and floats toward Omanyte. He seems even more stern than usual, and is ready to go.>Hidden Power>Take Down>Something Else
>>1935382>>1935372Going to call it a night, since I'm fading. I'll try to run again tomorrow around 12AM EST again. Thanks to everyone for playing. I'll be around for any questions for a while.
>>1935386Do you mean 12 PM? AM is midnight.
>>1935402No, I mean midnight
fuck i missed it
>>1935414oh, okay then.
>>1939161yeah.So long as your thread isn't in autosage you don't have anything to worry about.
>>1939161Yeah but I have diarrhea
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>>1939236>>1939239>>1939240You call out for Beldum to use its hidden power and finish the Omanyte off. He begins charging his attack and you see the blue energy pulse in front of him. As he hovers toward the Omanyte, the poor thing just collapses. Argyle looks a little surprised, but retrieves his pokemon. He sends out the same sort of odd electric geodude he used against Oliver, only this one is a little bigger. Just as it enters the battlefield, Omanyte blasts of the icy sphere toward his opponent, doing a decent bit of damage to the surprised rock pokemon. >Hidden Power>Take Down>Something else
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>>1939266So whats with the omanyte blast? wasn't he already defeated?
>>1939287Get rekt scrub
>>1939287>>1939289>>1939290You hear Argyle call out for a spark, and you order another hidden power. Beldum charges up his attack as Geodude does the same, and the two pokemon rush toward each other. Beldum launches an icy blast directly at Geodude as he moves to tackle your pokemon. The electric rock takes a good deal of damage and his attack goes wide, missing entirely. >Hidden Power>Take Down>Something else
>>1939307>>Hidden PowerWe are never gonna use Take Down, are we?
>>1939307>>Hidden Power>>1939318Against the rock gym? Doubt it.
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>>1939328>>1939330>>1939332You and Argyle share a look with each other, as you repeat your previous commands. Your pokemon both charge up their attacks and Beldum lets off his blue sphere first. Geodude takes a hit, and he's really looking tired now, but he still soldiers on and launches into Beldum for a solid spark attack. Beldum definately felt that one, but he's still looking good. Geodude is looking very worn by contrast and one or two more solid attacks might be enough to take him out. >Hidden Power>Take Down>Something Else
>>1939357>>Hidden PowerKeep plugging away.
>>1939357Why change a winning strategy?>>Hidden Power
>>1939357>Hidden Powerdo you even need to ask at this point?
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Rolled 93 (1d100)>>1939382It can't be worst that my last roll, right?
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>>1939386That's more like it
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>>1939386It was like 46.5x times better
>>1939384>>1939386>>1939389Again, you and Argyle order your pokemon to attack each other with the same attacks. Beldum and Geodude stare each other down and begin to generate their various energies. They charge toward each other, but Beldum is faster that Geodude and his attack is especially strong this time around. Geodude takes the hit and falls to the ground mid-attack. Argyle smiles and recalls him, you see him mouth something to the ball. You expect his Larvitar is next, and you have time to change pokemon. >Switch Pokemon?>Hidden Power >Take Down>Something Else
>>1939397Switch to Deino
>>1939397let's keep the Hidden Power train going
>>1939406>>1939411>>1939413You return Beldum and throw out Deino's pokeball. "Go Larvitar," Argyle shouts, throwing his own ball. The two pokemon burst onto the battlefield. Deino begins to run around while Larvitar stans still and readies itself. >Tackle>Dragonbreath>Earth Power>Bite>Headbutt>Dragon Rage>Something Else
>>1939424>>Earth PowerWe gotta work on baby girl's combat discipline.
Rolled 8 (1d100)>>1939428>>1939432>>1939434ROLL 1d100
Rolled 8 (1d100)>>1939436
Rolled 93 (1d100)>>1939436God this guy is suddenly unlucky. What is with the weighted dice?
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Rolled 85 (1d100)>>1939436
>>1939438>>1939440>>1939443"Rock Slide," Argyle shouts."Earth Power"Larvitar is quick, and he begins to stomp its feet and pull out stones from its back. He trhows them toward Deino, who is already charged up energy for her own attack. The rocks come toward her just as a blast of earth rips the ground up around Larvitar and engulf it in dirt and sand. The rocks pass by Deino with no effect, and Larvitar is torn up terribly by an apparent critical hit. You've taken an early lead and the match may already be over. >Tackle>Dragonbreath>Earth Power>Bite>Headbutt>Dragon Rage>Something Else
>>1939464I'll switch to this.
>>1939454>Dragon Rage>>1939461This fucking guy...
>>1939454>>Dragon RageMore effective at this level
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>>1939484what? would be a nice way to end this imo
You there dunkle?
>>1939507>>1939508>>1939512You call out for a dragon rage, hoping to finish this match. The enemy Larvitar is preparing another rock slide. The two pokemon look determined, and Deino more so than you had seen her ever before. The rocks come crashing all around her, damaging her a fair amount, but she launches off the blast of blue fire at her opponent without hesitation. Larvitar falls to his knee, and he is returned to Argyle's pokeball a second later. "Well I think I've seen enough," the gym leader says, "You've more than earned this."He hands you a smooth, round badge just like Oliver's, which he tells you is the Pebble Badge. He also hands you the TM for Rock Polish. The two of you discuss the battle for a while, and you admit you got lucky with his Omanyte's constant issues. "Well, I got your Larvitar in the end," He says with a laugh, "On the subject, let him out."You do as Argyle asks and Larvitar is looking weak before you. He sprays it a few times with a super potion, which takes effect soon enough. He brings you and your pokemon over to his big Tyranitar, who is still hard at work. The massive dinosaur and your own little guy share some noises with each other. Just then, Argyle asks his Tyranitar to demonstrate rock slide. He obliges, and your Larvitar tries it out for himself. In a few minutes, he has picked it up well enough for battle. "He was going to learn it on his own soon anyway, figured I'd help him along. I've got another challenger in a few minutes so I have to rest these guys up and get ready. Please, come back any time for training. You've managed through your first gym, and your friends approach you now to offer their congratulations. Oliver pats you on the back, and Mina hangs off your arm. They drag you out of the gym and to a restaurant not far from the pokemon center. You sit and enjoy a nice meal, celebrating both you and Oliver's victories at the Aulder City Gym. You plan the next step of your journey tomorrow.>Do something in the city>Go to a nearby route>Leave for the next place as soon as possible>Something else
>>1939587>>Leave for the next place as soon as possible
>>1939587Have a double battle with Oliver or Mina to get some practice with your new poison boys.
>>1939589>>1939599>>1939587Going to call it a night and leave this open for now. If you guys want to come up with a plan for things to do in Aulder before you want to leave, that'd be great. If there are any, or if you even want to leave Aulder. Thanks everyone for playing. I may run again tomorrow at 12AM EST. Will be around for any questions.
>>1939587>Leave for the next place as soon as possibleI like Mina's plan, so let's take whatever route leads us towards that ruin she wanted to visit.
>>1939587>Leave for the next place as soon as possible.
>>1939587>Do something in the cityHeal our Pokes up at a poke center, then>Leave for the next place as soon as possibleRock Polish might be helpful for Larvitar, but it already knows Swords Dance.Give Larvitar a Hard Stone to hold, now that it knows a rock move.Koffing knows Psybeam? Might be worth having it hold the Twistedspoon for now, if we're having Beldum hold the Nevermeltice.I'd say we'd be trying to sell 1 Hard Stone, the Oval Stone, and the Rock Polish TM.
>>1941128I thought we were gonna ask someone if they want the Oval Stone?
>>1941828That chick with the Happiny? Whi knows where she is by now?Anyway, it's stupid to sell things we could end up using when we don't even have anything we really want or need to buy right now.
Got caught up with some stuff after work, not going to run tonight. Maybe tomorrow sometime after 2PM EST
>>1942944You gotta get a twitter man. This quest is awesome but I have no idea when you start running.
>>1943764I'll get one. Going to be starting some time before 8.
>>1945408thank god I have had to leave the tab open all the time and i really don't like having extra tabs open
You, Oliver, and Mina discuss your plans for the following day while you sit enjoying a few drinks after dinner. Everyone feels as though they have done as much as they can in Aulder, and that it is time to move forward. You'll be taking the interegional route 117 south, and it is known to have very developed roads for automobile transport. You imagine you could find automobile transport through the route if you wanted to, and that would cut down on your travel time at the expense of your wallet.You also would be missing out on the trainers that are known to populate the route, though their aren't many pokemon there. Thinking of trainers, you have been thinking about challenging Oliver to a pokemon battle. You could do that tonight before you have to head off to bed, you think. >Get a ride>Walk>Get a ride partway. AND>Challenge Oliver>Not right now.
>>1945769>WalkTime to train for glory>Not right now, but maybe before going to bed.If we’re gonna walk, then fighting right now would not be good for later.
>>1945769>Walk>Not right now.
>>1945836To clarify, you will be leaving in the morning. The battle would be this evening before bed.
>>1945866Ah. Then change >>1945836To>Challenge Olliver.
>>1945769Walk and challenge.Our pokes must be getting stronger :D
>>1945837>>1945878>>1945896>>1945936You decide its best to walk there in order to get some decent training in along the way. Besides, this journey ought to be an adventure and getting a ride is too easy. Oliver is excited by the prospect that he'll get to battle some trainers, though Mina looks less than thrilled with the idea of a long walk. The three of you leave the restaurant and head back toward the pokemon center, and Oliver keeps talking about battling those trainers. He's so excited, you start to feel it too. "Oliver," you say, stopping not far from the restaurant, "Lets go over to the lot and battle. I want to see how I stack up now that we've both got a badge."He nods and starts walking so quickly toward the lot that he's practically running, and Mina starts laughing at how enthusiasic he is. You get there in a short time, and there are few people here. You line up far apart from each other, creating a large space for your match. You discuss and set the rules, then Mina begins the countdown.>How many pokemon (up to 3)?>Small, Med, Large, or No bet?>Which pokemon do you send?
>>19459662 pokemonno betDeino
>>19459663 Pokemonbet is, winner gets to challenge the next gym firstDeino
>>1945966Doubles battle3 poke eachNo betOur strongest right now are Deino, Larvitar and Beldum. I do like the Koffing though.Send out Beldum and Deino.If we're forced singles, Deino only.Have Larvitar hold a Hard Rock.
>>1945982>>1946004>>1946009>>1946045You and Oliver decide on a three on three single battle with no bet other than the right to challenge the next gym first. You make sure your pokemon are all ready before the battle, equipping Larvitar with a hard stone. You see him doing the same. He seems excited, and a bit nervous. You're feeling the same way. When Mina calls for the match to start, you both throw out your pokeballs. Deino bursts out onto the field, stomping around and getting the lay of the land. Oliver's Klink floats out toward her, spinning its gears. >Tackle>Dragonbreath>Earth Power>Headbutt>Dragon Rage>Something else
>>1946071>KlinkIf Oliver's worth his salt, he's gonna predict the Earth Power from a mile away, and switch into something flying or levitating.Use Dragon Rage.
>>1946071>Dragon RageFuckin laser dragon is go
>>1946098He doesn't have any flying or levitating Pokémon you silly billy.
>>1946071Earth Power >>1946098I think he doesn't have flying or levitating pokemon
>>1946112Thought he had a Koffing?Never mind I'm retard.Earth Power.
Rolled 63 (1d100)>>1946100>>1946117>>1946118>>1946120ROLL 1d100
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>>1946145>>1946148>>1946168Gear Grind!""Earth Power"Klink begins spinning faster and faster, floating toward Deino menacingly. Your little dragon lowers its head, charging power. When Klink comes a few feet from her, she lifts her head and a pillar of dirt erupts around the mechanical pokemon. Klink begins sputtering as the dirt works its way into its body, and it rotation slows momentarily. It then grinds itself even quicker, and splits, launching toward Deino and cutting into your pokemon for two solid hits.After its attack, the Klink slows even more, it seems like it's on its last legs. Deino is still doing pretty well, though she's definately hurting from that last attack. >Tackle>Dragonbreath>Earth Power>Headbutt>Dragon Rage>Something else
>>1946194Earth power again
>>1946194>Dragon RageOur go-to finisher.
>>1946194>Dragon RageDeino is good girl
Rolled 90 (1d100)>>1946209>>1946233>>1946237ROLL 1d100
Rolled 20 (1d100)>>1946194>>Dragon Rage
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Rolled 56 (1d100)>>1946252Give him the D(eino)
>>1946257>>1946263>>1946264"Finish it off with a dragon rage""Another gear grind," Oliver commands, looking a little desperate. Deino blasts off a blue sphere of dragonic fire in a near instant, landing perfectly on the left face of its opponent. The Klink decends to the ground, smoulering with blueish flame. Oliver recalls it and throws a pokeball in one quick motion, he sure is fast. Out pops his Nidorina, who plants her feet firmly and glares at Deino. She looks tough, and you can tell she's received a great deal of benefit from Oliver's training. >Tackle>Dragonbreath>Earth Power>Headbutt>Dragon Rage>Something else
Rolled 91 (1d100)>>1946326>>1946328>>1946335ROLL 1d100
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Rolled 1 (1d100)>>1946349
Rolled 21 (1d100)>>1946349>>1946360bruh
>>1946360Shit son, you dungoofed
>>1946365>>1946372thankfully the other guys did awesome, so I'm the only one who fucked up
Rolled 77 (1d100)>>1946349hoping I don't get a 1
>>1946360>>1946357As you observe Nidorina, you hear Oliver call for a double kick and she takes off rapidly toward Deino. You call out your command as quickly as you can, but it was always too late. Nidorina blasts with a critical kick to Deino's head that neartly takes her out. The second one is more than enough to take her out.You and Oliver are matched up evenly at this point in the battle, but that Nidorina of his may be stronger than any of your pokemon. Oliver is smiling, but his eyes are sharp and he is focused on the battle. You throw out a pokeball.>Beldum>Larvitar>Koffing>Grimer
>>1946419>>1946421Koffing may not be your most battle-tested pokemon, but you can't deny the skills he displayed in battle against you. He was also large and tough, with resistances might turn the battle to your favor and a diverse set of skills. He floats impassively, awaiting your command. >Tackle>Poison Gas>Smokescreen>Smog>Assurance-Clear Smog>Sludge>Pain Split>Psybeam>Something Else
Rolled 82 (1d100)>>1946464>>1946468>>1946471Roll 1d100
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>>1946504>>1946509>>1946511"Psybeam," you shout, and Oliver looks surprised. "Bite," He shouts, looking at you with determination. His Nidorina closes the distance between your two pokemon, while Koffing closes his eyes and focuses. She bites down on his head, doing a decent amount off damage. You think Koffing has flinched since his attack does not come back toward Nidorina, but then a blast of energy shoots forward and harms her. Both pokemon are hurting a little, Nidorina more than Koffing, but only barely. >Tackle>Poison Gas>Smokescreen>Smog>Assurance>Clear Smog>Sludge>Pain Split>Psybeam>Something Else
>>1946532>>SmokescreenThen have Koffing rise up higher
>>1946539Works for me.
Rolled 86 (1d100)>>1946539>>1946545>>1946546Roll 1d100
Rolled 19 (1d100)>>1946647I WIN!
Rolled 62 (1d100)>>1946647
Rolled 8 (1d100)>>1946647
Rolled 77 (1d100)>>1946647>>Psybeam
Rolled 97, 61, 21, 16, 15 = 210 (5d100)Wonder how the RNG's shaping up.
>>1946648>>1946653>>1946657 You have an idea and shout out to Koffing, "Go up and smokescreen, try to lose it.""Try using the special move we've been working on," Olvier calls out with an intense look. Nidorina opens her mouth and takes aim at Koffing, who is levitating higher into the air releasing dark smoke from its pores. A blue sphere similar to that which Beldum makes with his hidden power ice begins to form inside. Koffing starts launching smoke out of its mouth, which floats all around the battlefield and is hit with a blue beam. His skin begins to frost over and it looks like the hit was a solid one, but nowhere near a complete ice beam. You look over to Oliver, who has a coy smile on his face and a confident look in his eye. >Tackle>Poison Gas>Smokescreen>Smog>Assurance-Clear Smog>Sludge>Pain Split>Psybeam>Something Else
>>1946713>PsybeamI bet I know oliver. He's trying something evasive next.Have Koffing get in close and Psybeam.
Rolled 76 (1d100)>>1946725>>1946726>>1946729ROLL 1d100
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>>1946748>>1946749>>1946754The battlefield is now clouded with smoke that ought to obscure Nidorina's vision somewhat. Your order a psybeam and Oliver commands Nidorina to regroup itself and use its ice attack again. Koffing is in an advantageous position and focuses its psybeam. Nidorina's blue beam is even briefer this time around, though it still stings a bit. Koffing regroups quickly an launches off a purple beam that connects well with the enemy Nidorina. She takes the attack pretty well, but she is certainly looking worn out. Koffing is as well, it could be anyone's battle. >Tackle>Poison Gas>Smokescreen>Smog>Assurance-Clear Smog>Sludge>Pain Split>Psybeam>Something Else
>>1946802Let's do this, Psybeam!
Rolled 18 (1d100)>>1946814>>1946816>>1946820ROLL 1d100
Rolled 94 (1d100)
Rolled 16 (1d100)>>1946826we can do this
Rolled 2 (1d100)>>19468262gud
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>>1946830>>1946836>>1946838You hope you can finish off this tough opponent, and command Koffing to let off another psybeam. Oliver switches tactics, realizing the ice beam still needs work, and calls out for bite. Nidorina rushes off toward Koffing, charging dark energy in her mouth. She bites down near Koffing, but misses and is struck directly by his psybeam. Nidorina flies back from the force and hits the ground hard. She tries to stand, but can't fully muster the strength. Oliver recalls her and sends out his Grimer. >Tackle>Poison Gas>Smokescreen>Smog>Assurance>Clear Smog>Sludge>Pain Split>Psybeam>Something Else
>>1946892>Pain Splitl e l
>>1946892>>Pain SplitSure, we'll gladly split the health.
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Oliver's teaching Nido ice beam.Good strategy. I imagine he wanted to use that on Deino or Larvitar.He might be playing a longer game though - we're heading into a Grassy region on the road to the next city.What type(s) does Fina Town specialise in?He's got Fighting, Dark, Poison, and Electric moves. I'm guessing the next gym is Ground.
>>1946919>>1946920>>1946921Oliver's smile has fades slightly, but his look of determination has only grown more intense. You look him in the eyes and call out for a pain split while he orders Grimer to bite The slime pokemon advances on Koffing, when suddenly both pokemon are wrapped in a strange energy and float up. They are thrown wildly around by an unseen force and by the end of it Koffing looks almost completely restored. Grimer looks pretty bad by comparison, but he launches toward the floating purple pokemon for a decent bite that does some damage. Koffing is still looking a lot better than before though.>Tackle>Poison Gas>Smokescreen>Smog>Assurance>Clear Smog>Sludge>Pain Split>Psybeam>Something Else
>>1946959Switch out for either Larvi or Beldum.
>>1946975A-Grimer is poison/dark, and therefore immune to psychic moves.
>>1946959Switch to Larvitar
>>1946985I though it was a normal grimer>>1946996Changing to this
>>1946959Can we try to go boom? Its better if we try it in a practice battle near a pkmn center
>>1947016You can, it would be somewhat difficult to pull off but not impossible by a long shot.
>>1947016but koffing has been a bro till now, let's not make him go boom yet
Rolled 2 (1d2)>>1946970>>1946993>>1946996>>19470031- Switch to Larvitar2- Smokescreen
>>1947049S M O N K
Rolled 57 (1d100)>>1947049ROLL 1d100
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>>1947064>>1947066>>1947083"Grimer, try to bite it again!""Smokescreen!"Koffing begins to launch off dark smoke from its pores and shoots off huge rings from its mouth toward Grimer. It mixes with the previous smoke, which had been fading, and obscures your pokemon. Koffing floats upward as Grimer flies toward your pokemon. The dark energy in its mouth charges, and it bites down just a few inches from your pokemon. The two pokemon separate and regroup. >Tackle>Poison Gas>Smokescreen>Smog>Assurance>Clear Smog>Sludge>Pain Split>Psybeam>Something Else
>>1947108This, the moves we have aren't enough.
Rolled 80 (1d100)>>1947108>>1947117>>1947118Switch to Larvitar wins, writing.
>>1947126You retrieve Koffing to his pokeball, the poison pokemon really did well and you make a note to praise him on his performance later. You throw out Larvitar's pokeball, while Oliver cries out for a bite. Larvitar pops out onto the battlefield and Grimer rushes him, landing a solid blow on your pokemon. It doesn't seem to hurt him much though, but he glares angrily at the slimy monster. >Bite>Screech>Sandstorm>Dragon Dance>Chip Away>Rock Slide>Something Else
>>1947147>Dragon DanceDance in the Smoke. Use the smoke for cover.
>>1947157>Dance in the Smoke. Just like in my pubs
Rolled 86 (1d100)>>1947153>>1947157>>1947160ROLL 1d100
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Rolled 5 (1d100)>>1947194
Rolled 100 (1d100)>>1947194
>>1947203Good job, third roll.
>>1947196>>1947197>>1947200Larvitar maneuvers his way deeper into the smoke at your command, and he begins to perform his odd dance. It seems to be effective enough. Grimer pursues him deeper and manages to bite down on your pokemon for a fairly solid blow, dark energy swirling on his torso. Grimer is still looking ragged and damaged, while Larvitar is just now starting to feel the effects of battle and has charged up its power and speed. >Bite>Screech>Sandstorm>Dragon Dance>Chip Away>Rock Slide>Something Else
Rolled 80 (1d100)>>1947228>>1947231>>1947242>>1947243ROLL 1d100
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Rolled 63 (1d100)>>1947245nat1
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>>1947251>>1947252"Finish this. Rock Slide," you command, feeling the intensity of the battle. "Try to avoid it and use bite," Oliver cries out desperately. Larvitar roars out with its tiny voice and actually sounds frightening even to you for a moment. The green dinosaur gathers his energy while Grimer charges toward him . Larvitar bends forward and launches stones from the ports along his back directly toward the purple pokemon. The stones smash into him for a powerful blow that stops him dead in his tracks. There is silence for a moment, then Oliver recalls his pokemon. You have won the battle, taking out three pokemon while Oliver only managed one. Your friend walks toward you with a smile, and offers a hand. You take it in a firm grasp and he congratulates you.The three of you walk back toward the pokemon center, discussing the finer points of the match. It's getting late and you've had a big day.>Go to bed>Something else?
>>1947284>Something elseSee if we can compare Beldum's Nevermeltice HP to Nidorina's Ice Beamnote any differences in how the pokemon use their moves, and any similarity.
>>1947284>Go to bedGotta get up early tomorrow if we want to take our time fucking about the route.
>>1947284>>Go to bed
>>1947284>>1947285This, also congratulate koffing on being a bro
>>1947294Our Koffing is pretty awesome. On top of what it already has, it can learn flamethrower, destiny bond, gyro ball, dark pulse, shadow ball and thunderbolt. And its a weirdo, but in a really cute way. I can't wait for it to turn into a multifaceted tumor.
>>1947310yeah, it has a lot of potential
>>1947285I say thisWe should get some rest, but tomorrow we should try to teach Koffing Payback while on the road.
>>1947285>>1947291>>1947292>>1947294>>1947302You talk with Oliver about his ice beam, and ask him if Nidorina could demonstrate it again so you can study it. He pulls out his pokedex and you hear a chime on your own. He tells you he sent you all of his videos of her training so far, and that he'd love to know what your research yields. You make it to the pokemon center and bid your friends a good night as they head off to bed. Mina kisses you and congratulates you once again for your victory, telling you she's proud you beat a battle major. You let Koffing out of his ball as they go in, and you tell him your proud of his performance earlier. He watches you intensely as you speak, closes his eyes, and lets out a tiny white smoke ring that floats languidly around your head. It actually smells kind of nice, in a weird way He bumps into you, then smiles brightly. You give your pokemon to the nurse so they can get a good rejuvenating rest, and head to the back for one of your own. The next day, Oliver and Mina meet you in the lobby with their gear packed. You grab a quick breakfast and some coffee for the road and then head off toward the south of the city. You find the entrance to route 117 easily enough by following some signs. It's flat and fairly featureless, and you travel along uneventfully for an hour or so. You chat as you go, discussing battlefield tactics and pokemon moves. Eventually you come to a pavilion with a pokemon center and some shops. Most notably, their are dozens of trainers of all sorts.>Check out the shops>Pick out a trainer (name a class or pokemon type)>Just wander around>Something else
>>1947369Check the shops
>>1947369>>Just wander around
>>1947369>Check out the shopsLet's see if anything stands out.We could also use a few more status recovery items.
>>1947369Shops, then find a psychic or a super nerd. I have a few questions
>>1947382>>1947384You browse the shops and find a great deal of the ordinary stock of medicines. There is also a pokeball shop and a battle item shop. The ball shop has a great selection of every common type of specialist ball available. The trainer shop is stocked with power items, vitamins, and in battle status items. They also have an assault vest advertised to fit any pokemon, some choice items, and some manufactured evolution-inducing held items. >What do you buy, if anything?
>>1947369Supporting Cheez's >>1947399
>>1947408Assault vest, dawn stone, and whatever medicine items other anons agree on
>>1947408Element-raising items for grass, fairy, fighting etc.3 each of status healing medsDo they have king's rock or metal coat?
>>1947408Assault vest, reaper cloth if possible and a couple potions
>>1947408Let's not get to loose with our money yet. Let's check out the price on that assault vest, I think it'd go great on Deino.
>>1947420I'll support reaper cloth
>>1947414>>1947420>>1947419>>1947421>>1947423The assault vest costs 3,000 while the reaper cloth only costs 1,000. You can take advantage of a special on full heals or super potions, 5 for 2,500. The only element item you find is a metal coat for 1,200. Select any
>>1947421Assault vest + Larvitar is godly with sandstorm.Super Potions would be pretty good too.
>>1947433Support Cheez >>1947444
>>1947433Buy the coat and coat on top of whatever else anons suggest. We can afford it right now.
>>1947433Assault vest, super potions, and reaper cloth
Just curious, why do we need a reaper cloth? We can use Deino to counter ghost types instead of risking Beldum's Hidden Power
>>1947459I'm thinking it could be useful for a possible future trade with Mina for her duskull
>>1947462Just be nice and buy it for her. We can give ot to her as a present later. I'll support it.Current vote: Assault Vest, Super Potions, Reaper ClothTotal: 4500p
>>1947467Supporting this, a gift is nice to bail our ass out when something happens.
>>1947467>>1947454>>1947448You purchase the assault vest, reaper cloth, and super potions for 4,500p. You meet back up with Mina and Oliver, the latter having done some shopping of his own. He won't budge on staying silent when you ask him what he got at the trainer store, only saying that you'll find out in your next battle. You see a bunch of trainers of different types bustling around, some engaged in battles. You imagine you could find most types of trainers here. >What do you do?
A psychic, a hiker, or a super nerd should know where to find a beldum.
>>1947480Talk to a psychic or super nerd.
>>1947491Then we can, you know, kick their ass
>>1947480It might be nice to get a ninja to take a look at our grimer.
>We didn't get the Metal Coat for Beldum=(>>1947491>A psychic, a hiker, or a super nerd should know where to find a beldum.Works for me.
>>1947509Beldum doesn't evolve with a metal coat
>>1947509We are just gonna recharge our dosh first my dude.
>>1947491>>1947493>>1947497You decide you want to look around for a trainer and you start looking for the nerdy types first. You've always been interested in those trainers, since they often choose man-made pokemon which you too enjoy. Plus they always have something interesting to talk about. You start to wonder if others see you as a super nerd, but you shake off the thought. You also search for those odd trainers with psychic powers, or who claim as such anyway. You find one sitting in a meditative position, ostensibly working on his spoon bending with what seems to be a little success. You also find a pair of super nerds arguing over something or another. Who do you go to first?
>>1947515Psychic. He'll be a douche but we could use his help.Psychics are always stuck up ingame don't think I'm trainer classist
>>1947518>>1947519>>1947522As you reach the two, you begin to overhear what they're shouting about. The one with the glasses is arguing that Porygon-Z is superior to its unevolved form, while the fat one is claiming that Porygon2 is the better pokemon. >Speak in favor of Porygon-Z>Speak in favor of Porygon2>Try to get them to put aside their differences and agree to disagree>Something Else
>>1947532Tell them to bow to the power of the real superior form of base Porygon
>>1947536You are aware this would be a subcultural faux pas is said seriously, but could make a great joke.
>>1947541I was just messing aroundbut I do think we should side with one of them
>>1947532>Speak in favor of Porygon-Z
>>1947532>Porygon is a classic and evolving it is like spitting on a vintage PC
>>1947541ANGULAR OR GO HOME
>>1947541We must make the full joke."Do you even Gen 1 bro?"
Rolled 61 (1d100)>>1947570Nat1
Rolled 39 (1d100)>>1947570
Rolled 45 (1d100)>>1947570
Rolled 36 (1d100)>>1947570
>>1947572>>1947574>>1947576"You're both wrong," you say, cutting into their conversation, "Using either an up-grade or a dubious disk on a Porygon is unforgivable. Then again not everyone can appreciate the charm of the first generation."They both just sort of stare at you, and then start shouting at you. They argue against Porygon both aesthetically and when it comes to combat specifications. This goes on for several minutes and you can't really refute them, but despite your failure you seem to have won them over. It turns out they both have Porygon of their own, and they ask to battle your own with their upgraded versions to prove their points. They're disappointed to discover you have no Porygon of their own, but the battle offer stands. >Battle one>Battle both>Ask them some questions>Leave>Something Else.
>>1947611Both. We fight like men. And super nerds.
>>1947611Maybe we could do a three way battle and use our beldum so that after the fight we get the chance to asked them what they know about that type of mon
>>1947611>>Battle both>>Ask them some questionsActually, I am studying non-organic, polymorphic, and polycephalic pokemon.
I'm gonna go to bed, but thanks for running!
>>1947630>>1947631>>1947633>>1947634You tell them about your various interests in studying pokemon physiology, specifically non-organic, polymorphic, and polycephalic pokemon. They share your enthusiasm for non-organic pokemon in particular, and are excited by your status as a junior professor. They introduce themselves, the one with glasses is called Kelvin and the fat one is Marvin. You ask for a battle with both of them and for any information they have on these pokemon. They load you with information on Porygon, and each one promises you something special if you win. You've already received some pretty useful files from Kelvin on Porygon tweaking and making sharpen and conversion moves more effective. Marvin gives you a pirated homemade TM for shockwave, he tells you it'll probably just be single-use.>Battle Marvin>Battle Kelvin>Suggest a double battle.>Something Else
>>1947645Thanks for playing Cheez, goodnight
>>1947652>>Suggest a double battle.I wanna experiment with our mystery ability on Grimer. Let's get our poison boys some practice.
>>1947659I dig this
>>1947652>>Suggest a double battle.
>>1947659>>1947660>>1947661You suggest they go up against you in a double battle, to which they both agree. It will be their two Porygon against your two pokemon, for the standard bet. They line up against you in one of the free arenas similar to those where other trainers are battling. You call Mina over, Oliver seems to be negotiating a battle of his own with a pretty girl. She wishes you luck, and then starts counting down. Choose Two >Beldum>Larvitar>Deino>Koffing>Grimer
>>1947666>>Koffing>>GrimerTime for the poison boys to shine. Even if Beldum is better.
>>1947666>Beldum>LarvitarSo what if I'm a dick
>>1947669>>1947671>>1947677>>1947673Going to call it for tonight. Won't be able to run until Tuesday, probably around 2PM EST. I can't sign up for twitter for some reason, but I'll post it here once I figure that out. Thanks everyone for playing. Will be around for a bit to answer questions.
>>1947681thank you for runing
Does OP never run on time or do I suck at converting timezones? Not even complaining desu, just genuinely wondering
>>1948475its only Monday my dude he said he would run on Tuesday
Going to be starting within the next half hour or so
>>1947669>>1947671>>1947677You face down the two nerdy trainers, and Mina calls for the match to start. You throw out two pokeballs, and they each throw out one. Kelvin has sent out a Porygon-Z and Marvin a Porygon2, neither pokemon seems to be particularly experienced but you know they'll be a challenge. Porygon2 is oddly beautiful, it looks like and acts like a pokemon in every way. It has smooth motions and it makes subtle moves as it idles like a living creature. Porygon-Z by contrast has more jerking motions when it moves, and seems to freeze in place for seconds at a time. You've thrown out your two poison type pokemon, Koffing and Grimer, the latter of whom you are using in battle for the first time. Koffing has proven himself, but Grimer is a good deal less experienced than he is in general. He does have very few weaknesses though, and should be able to pull his own.>Tackle>Poison Gas>Smokescreen>Smog>Assurance>Clear Smog>Sludge>Pain Split>Psybeam>Something ElseAND>Pound>Poison Gas>Harden>Bite>Disable>Acid Spray>Poison Fang>Something Else
>>1952225>Poison Gasand >Acid Spray
>>1952225>>1952236Also, specify your target
>>1952225Smokescreen the area and smoke gas so it mixes with it
>>1952262Hell yeah, this
Rolled 92, 57 = 149 (2d100)>>1952236>>1952262>>1952267ROLL 2d100
Rolled 48, 46 = 94 (2d100)>>1952283crit
Rolled 3, 44 = 47 (2d100)>>1952283
Rolled 12, 21 = 33 (2d100)>>1952283
>>1952288>>1952312>>1952364You command your pokemon to mix their attacks, poison gas and smokescreen, into one. They begin to launch their respective gasses toward each other, with the chemicals mixing into a swirling cloud. Porygon 2 launches a psybeam toward Koffing, which does a severe amount of damage. Porygon-Z meanwhile just sits there generating dark energy to its head, a blast off of smoke from the top in the shape of an exclamation point punctuating its move.Your own pokemon seem to have created a hazard on the battlefield, but it has yet to poison any of your foes. You prepare your next move.>Tackle>Poison Gas>Smokescreen>Smog>Assurance>Clear Smog>Sludge>Pain Split>Psybeam>Something ElseAND>Pound>Poison Gas>Harden>Bite>Disable>Acid Spray>Poison Fang>Something Else
>>1952385>Sludge on Porygon 2>Poison Fang on Porygon Z
>>1952385>Pain Split Porygon-2>Acid Fang Porygon-2
Rolled 17, 16 + 1 = 34 (2d100 + 1)>>1952438>1>>1952458>2Roll 2d100
Rolled 21, 88 = 109 (2d100)>>1952480
Rolled 65, 35 = 100 (2d100)>>1952480fyi you can only roll one type of dice at a time
Rolled 1 (1d2)>>1952480
>>1952458This was the right call
Rolled 78, 29 = 107 (2d100)>>1952480
>>1952480>>1952500>>1952504>>1952516>>1952530You order a poison fang on Porygon-Z an a sludge on Porygon2. Marvin commands his pokemon to fire off another psybeam at Koffing, while Kelvin orders a shock wave at Grimer. The two cybernetic pokemon end up caught in the clouds, firing wildly and missing their targets entirely. When they both appear from inside the clouds, your pokemon make their moves. Koffing moves first, vomiting forth a sludge that slams against a poisoned Porygon2 for a decent amount of damage. Grimer sinks his poison coated fangs into his target, damaging the cybernetic creature and badly poisoning it. Both virtual pokemon are now poisoned, and it chips away at their health. Grimer is still in top shape, but everyone else looks to be around or above half strength, with Koffing looking the weakest. >Tackle>Poison Gas>Smokescreen>Smog>Assurance>Clear Smog>Sludge>Pain Split>Psybeam>Something ElseAND>Pound>Poison Gas>Harden>Bite>Disable>Acid Spray>Poison Fang>Something Else
>>1952537Disable on Porygon 2Pain Split on Porygon Z
Rolled 22, 57 = 79 (2d100)>>1952542>>1952553ROLL 2d100. I've got to run out for a little while. Will resume in 1 hour
Rolled 47, 50 = 97 (2d100)>>1952567
Rolled 68, 11 = 79 (2d100)>>1952567
Rolled 32, 89 = 121 (2d100)>>1952567i fucking forgot to turn updates on auto.
I’m a little conflicted. Letting Koffing heal up means he’ll probably get more exp and push our polycephaly research faster, but if he gets ko ‘d soon, Hickory will discover The Power of Alchemy.
>>1952574>>1952581>>1952585You order Koffing to pain split with Porygon-Z, and Grimer to disable the other computerized duck. The two nerds repeat their commands, with the same targets and their pokemon move. Porygon-Z manages a solid shock wave on Grimer, which hurts your bulky slime pokemon somewhat. Porygon2 just can't get it together at all, his psybeam flying up into the air. Koffing and Porygon-Z are caught up by pain split, and Grimer throws a ball of clear slime right on Porygon2's face. When they are released from the strange attack, Koffing has recovered a little and Porygon has been further damaged. It really starts to look weak after the toxic poison takes its toll and you can tell its barely hanging on. Porygon2 is still in decent shape, but less so than either of your pokemon. >Tackle>Poison Gas>Smokescreen>Smog>Assurance>Clear Smog>Sludge>Pain Split>Psybeam>Something ElseAND>Pound>Poison Gas>Harden>Bite>Disable>Acid Spray>Poison Fang>Something Else
>>1952742>>1952742>Sludge On Z>Poison Fang On 2
Rolled 99, 93 = 192 (2d100)>>1952772>>1952779ROLL 2d100Do you think its time for a new thread?
Rolled 18, 27 = 45 (2d100)>>1952787Next time you run it’d probably be a good idea.>those rollsO no.
Rolled 6, 3 = 9 (2d100)>>1952787
Rolled 19, 63 = 82 (2d100)>>1952787
>>1952792>>1952793>>1952808You command your poison pokemon to attack, ordering a poison fang on Porygon2 and a sludge at Porygon-Z. The two nerds switch up their targets, with the disabled Porygon2 now targeting Grimer with a signal beam. It does a fair amount of damage, hitting him in a critical spot, but its mitigated greatly by Grimer's impressive bulk when it comes to special attacks. Porygon-Z launches a psybeam this time, and it fires directly at your Koffing. It is an especially powerful blast, especially given the boost in power that nasty plot is giving him, and Koffing does not withstand it for very long. He faints and you recall him, then watch Grimer go to work, seemingly flying off toward Porygon2 and biting down with his poison jaws. As Porygon2 sinks to the ground and is recalled by Marvin, you notice Grimer continues to float in the air.The toxic poison is really taking its toll on the enemy Porygon-Z, and you're certain it will faint on its own if you can survive the next attack. Unfortunately, you doubt Grimer will make it if the enemy's next attack hits. >Pound>Poison Gas>Harden>Bite>Disable>Acid Spray>Poison Fang>Something Else
>>1952872>Something ElseEvasive action!Have grimer put itself between Z and the sun, so it can’t see.
Rolled 6 (1d100)>>1952913Roll 1d100
Rolled 13 (1d100)>>1952918
Rolled 40 (1d100)>>1952918
Rolled 29 (1d100)>>1952918
>>1952913c'mon grimer, you beautiful bastard