We play as Percy a Pokémaniac with a knack for communicating with Pokémon.He's on his way to become a professional trainer and find his calling in life.Your team so far consists of:Houndour MimikyuWhismur Vulpix (Alolan)Elekid’s Egg (It appears to move occasionally.)Traveling partners:AbraAfter defeating the Steel Gym leader and earning his first badge, Percy ventures forward to the closest Pokémon Gym. The Ground Gym located in Ibarra Village, an archeological site surrounded by a desert.Move-sets and Inventory:https://pastebin.com/bfkuai2xBattle mechanics: https://pastebin.com/DHLnTgHtPrevious threads: http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/qstarchive.html?tags=Pok%E9mon
enter the gym
>>2927113The journey on the bus is a peaceful one. Eli felt asleep after scolding Tremor the Sandile and Jaws the Totodile for fighting inside the bus. She put them on their Pokéballs to avoid them causing more trouble. Avenger the Trubbish gets to stay out since he’s a good boy.The bus is filled with other rookie trainers as yourself.You took the opportunity to do a little something. After all the battles and training you got a good idea of what are the current capabilities of your team. (and Abra). So you write down how their STATS compare to the ones of a standard member of their species. You consider making one of yourself, cause you are autistic like that. You don’t write it down, but you do think about it.STATS:https://pastebin.com/CYUmtpgUEli: Watchu writing down nerd?Seems like someone woke up.Percy: I’m just making some observation on my team battling prowess by comparing their different statistic with the ones of a normal member of their species on their wild state. It’s just an estimate really. I’m just going by personal experiences and Eli: So, more nerd stuff?Percy: I thought you would be more interested, considering you are really into training and all.Eli: I don’t need to complicate myself. Check it.(Points to jaws) Speedy and with a mean bite(Points to Tremor) Fucking strong and sneaky(Points to Avenger) We getting there.Eli:Well, I’m a snooze for a little bit (Yawn) wake me up when we get there.>Ask Eli why she’s so tired>Let the girl sleep. >Other/ write inAlso. Mimikyu tells you there’s someone glaring at you by a while now, since you left the Pokémon center.>Search for the person>Just ignore it>Call the person out (What do you want with me?)
>>2927171>Let the girl sleep.>Search for the person
>>2927171>Let her sleepShe likely was too nervous to decently sleep, moreover she camped in front of the gym>Search for the personLet's see if we recognize who's glaring
>>2927171 let her sleep and then just call the person out "whoever is staring at me please stop"
>>2927171>Call Out the personNot aggressive, just genuinely curious
>>2927210I'd rather just give them a friendly wave. Throw them off a bit.
>>2927171>Let the girl sleep. Probably tried to stay up the whole night at the gym.>Search for the personOh good, thought I’d need to suggest we talk to Mimikyu before we got to deal with this situation.
>>2927220Anyone else want to bet that it’s that kid who’s Metapod we accidentally smoked in the prelims of the licensing tourney that’s glaring at us?
>>2927224I thought we apologized to him and we're more or less ok?>>2927171Forgot to ask but how's your week been boss?
>>2927171Trubbish best boy>Let the girl sleep. >Worry about you bet.>Just ignore it
>>2927191>>2927204>>2927210>>2927213>>2927218>>2927220>>2927252You ask the ghost-type to tell you where your stalker is sitting. Are you being followed? He points to a pair of seats located at the front part of the bus. A girl is glancing frequently at you, her face is one you can’t quite recognize, she looks pretty pissed. Your eyes met, she realized you are looking back. You acknowledge her with a wave, she turns her head back quickly and nervously. There’s a hint of fear on her actions.You consider calling her out, but the bus has finally arrived at the entrance to “The Whistling Desert”https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=abxQ74ExCmwThe great mounds of white sand extend further than your eyes can see. The bus stops at a rest stop, seems like they got a dinner inside and rooms for rent. The establishment looks pretty old and beat up.As soon as the bus stops the girl takes her traveling partner and drags him hurriedly to the inside of the rest stop. There’s a Pidgey resting on her shoulder.Besides the rest stop there seems to be a “Buggy” rental service. A man is renting the vehicles, so trainers can quickly travel trough the desert. Cost seems a bit high. $2000 Per buggy, and it seems like they can’t stray from the road too much. There’s only one left.Eli is still asleep, you should wake her up.>Wake her up normally, just call her out.>Take her hand and drag her out.>Sniff her hair like a fucking weirdo.>Other/ write-inAlso>Go catch up to the girl>Go with the Buggy rental guy>Let’s go inside the rest stop. Prepare yourself to travel by foot.
>>2927171>Let the girl sleep>Search for the personIf it's who I think it is, it's that dude with the Farfetch'd. Then again, we've pissed off a handful of people during out escapades, so who really knows.
>>2927258>Wake her up normally, just call her out.Drag her out if that doesn't cut it.>Go catch up to the girlThe fact that we don't recognize her is suspicious as hell. Do not feel like dealing with Blackstone spies or some shady shit like that.
>>2927258Maybe I should learn to refresh before posting.>Wake her up normally, just call her out>Take her hand and drag her out if that doesn't work>Go catch up to the girl
>>2927258Sniff her hair like a fucking weirdo.But really>Take her hand and drag her out.>Go catch up to the girl
>>2927268Wait no crap, I know who that is. It's that Trainer who's Pidgey we also burned in the Tourney's Prelims. What was it called, Chippy or Chirpy or something?
>>2927232Pretty okay anon! Got some time to think some possible scenarios for the quest so that's pretty good.
>>2927258>Sniff her hair like a fucking weirdo.>Let’s go inside the rest stop. Prepare yourself to travel by foot.
>>2927258>Call her out, shaking gently by a shoulder.
>>2927258>Wake her up normally, just call her out.>Go catch up to the girl
>>2927258>Wake her up normally, just call her out.>Let’s go inside the rest stop. Prepare yourself to travel by foot.
>>2927262>>2927268>>2927270>>2927275>>2927294>>2927297>>2927301>>2927323>>2927328You call out Eli, the girl still soundly asleep. You tell avenger to wake her up and tell her to meet you outside the rest stop. You go and try to catch the girl. You are worried she might be another revolution weirdo or if she’s been following. You’ve met your fair share of shady individuals.Percy: Hey wait up!The girl hurries but you easily catch her, she shields herself before a sporty looking girl who wears a serious expression.[Pidgey Girl]: What do you want “Arsonist”? You aren’t satisfied with roasting my Pidgey? Have you come to do the same to my other Pokémon? Or… are you targeting me?The high-pitched voice of the girl seems to have attracted the attention of other. Particularly two familiar faces who get between you and the pair of friends. A sweaty overweight teen in a trenchcoat and a tall muscular guy wearing a tank top.[Alabaster Damocles]: Oh, if it isn’t my fated rival. Harassing defenseless girls I see? As a gentleman and a feminist-ally I can’t let this pass! I need to ask you to back up a bit.[Charles Donner]: Yeh bro, step back from the chicks. If you don’t things may get rough.What do?>Just go back to Eli without saying a word, this is a waste of time>Try to clear up this misunderstanding? Requires roll>Battle them in double battle. >Let’s commit to the bit. They think you are a monster, then be a monster in their eyes! >Other/ write in
>>2927384>Try to clear up this misunderstanding? Requires roll
>>2927384>>Try to clear up this misunderstanding? Requires roll
>>2927384>Try to clear up this misunderstanding? Requires rollwe dindu nuffin, we swear!
>A sweaty overweight teen in a trenchcoat and a tall muscular guy wearing a tank top.>"Harassing defenseless girls I see? As a gentleman and a feminist-ally I can’t let this pass! I need to ask you to back up a bit.">"Yeh bro, step back from the chicks. If you don’t things may get rough."These fucks are literally a virgin and chad duo.
>>2927411I hope they take the duoble battle world by storm.
>>2927386>>2927393>>2927397>>2927400>Clear misunderstandings!Roll me a d100!Best of three>Pidgey: 40>Charles Donner: 45>Serious sporty girl: 55>Onlookers: 60>Alabaster Damocles: 65>Pidgey Girl: 75
Rolled 82 (1d100)>>2927424
Rolled 13 (1d100)>>2927424I'm kinda hoping we roll pathetically low, I like being called 'Arsonist'
Rolled 58 (1d100)>>2927424
Rolled 24 (1d100)>>2927424
>>2927427>82Saved it, Percy is so charisma for a autist
Rolled 74 (1d100)>>2927424
Rolled 41, 90, 60 = 191 (3d100)Rolling for someone else.Her DC is 65
>>2927384>Alabaster Damocles>Charles Donnerliteral whos?
>>2927495The names of the neckbeard virgin and the chad we beat in the tournament. >literal whos?Agreed
>>2927495The bro with the Bibarel we beat and the neck beard who studied the way of the sword with his Farfetch’d that we also beat.
>>2927427You consider reaching for Houndour’s Pokéball and letting him put so you can both apologize for this misunderstanding. But the moment you reach for your Pocket you can see the pair of trainers brace themselves and do the same. So you decide to calm the situation by talking with the seemly most level-headed and calm of the bunch.Pidgey.You start chirping to catch her attention. She doesn’t seem to recognize you at first until you mention the battle you had. She starts chirping nerviously and startles her trainer but you manage to tell her it was an accident in time. With some explanation you make her understand it was an accident and offer and apology. The little bird doesn’t seem completely aware of what Pokémon battles are. She’s just following the girl cause she keeps him fed and safe inside the ball. You tell her you also want to make paces with her trainer and ask for her help in the matter.After chirping for like 30 seconds the trainers start to grow a little exasperated. But their attention quickly changes to the Pidgey flying from the girl’s shoulder to your arm. You offer her a piece of snacks. [Pidgey Girl:] Hey, hey, what are you doing? You let out Houndour and tell her to apologize to the Pidgey, he begrudgingly does it. Pidgey seems content with it. She pecks him lightly to be “even”. Houndour scoffs.Percy: We are very sorry.You try and explain how it was an accident on your and Houndour’s part. You didn’t meant to calcinate the mons!The crowd leaves, they seem kinda disappointed“Nah, that wasn’t the Arsonist just a lookalike” “Yeah, that Houndour looks way to calm, the other one had those crazy murder eyes like his trainer!” “What a waste of time”
>>2927553After a lengthy explanation, and some coercing from Pidgey part. you manage to get your message through. [Sporty-girl]: I knew you were blowing this thing out of proportion.[Pidgey Girl]: I wasn’t! Okay it may be an accident, but you should really train your Pokémon better! What kind of trainer can’t even command their Pokémon?[Charles Donner]: Thought you were a crazy psycho asshole, glad to see you are just a strange chirping bro. I’m glad this got resolved! Hey bruh, you got our ride?[Alabaster Damocles]: That’s correct Mr. Donner. Musashi went and realized the transaction it for us. Heh, just as expected of my rival, behind the façade of the soulless monster lies the gentle being of a fellow appreciator of the mighty winged beings that rule the sky.[Pidgey Girl]: You got the last buggy? Can we tag along?[Charles Donner]: Sorry babe, this party is full. Let’s go bruh. [Alabaster Damocles]: Onward![Sporty-girl]: You got two extra seats.The sporty girl was ignored by the pair of young men.Eli: Yo! Who’s messing with the weirdo? Only I can mess with him!Eli: Wait, from the bus it seemed like you were ready to throw down. Damn, got all fired up for nothing.Seems like this got resolved.>Reputation as a trainer improved Slightly!Well, it seems like that’s resolved, and is still pretty early. The only way to get into the desert is by foot.>Let’s not waste time. Get ready to travel by foot (You’ll arrive at Ibarra village tomorrow)>Rent a room/ camp here. Wait for the buggy tomorrows.If you choose to go out now.>Follow the path. Is more lengthy but you won’t encounter as much wild (Aggressive) Pokémon. >Just go straight! You’ll go trough some irregular terrain, but you’ll cut some time. (Eli is down for this)
>>2927556>Let’s not waste time. Get ready to travel by foot (You’ll arrive at Ibarra village tomorrow)>Just go straight! You’ll go through some irregular terrain, but you’ll cut some time. (Eli is down for this)Time to earn some exp.
>>2927556>Let’s not waste time. Get ready to travel by foot>Just go straight! You’ll go trough some irregular terrain, but you’ll cut some time
>>2927556>Let’s not waste time. Get ready to travel by foot (You’ll arrive at Ibarra village tomorrow)>Just go straight! You’ll go through some irregular terrain, but you’ll cut some time. (Eli is down for this)>Ask the girls if they want to come withCan we ask the two other girls if they want to tag along? Since they didn't get a buggy themselves.
>>2927578They seem like they'll want to wait for the buggies, but it wouldn't hurt to do this as well.
>>2927556>Let’s not waste time. Get ready to travel by foot (You’ll arrive at Ibarra village tomorrow)>Just go straight! You’ll go trough some irregular terrain, but you’ll cut some time. (Eli is down for this)
>>2927567>>2927572>>2927578>>2927583>>2927593>Let’s not waste time. Get ready to travel by foot (You’ll arrive at Ibarra village tomorrow)>Just go straight! You’ll go through some irregular terrain, but you’ll cut some time. (Eli is down for this)>Ask the girls if they want to come withDC: 85Best of three>Pidgey Girl still doesn't like Percy>Sporty girl doesn't really care.>They also are waiting for the buggies.
>>2927556>Let’s not waste time. Get ready to travel by foot (You’ll arrive at Ibarra village tomorrow)>Just go straight! You’ll go trough some irregular terrain, but you’ll cut some time. (Eli is down for this)More opportunity to come across mons or cool shit this way. And what is a journey without cool shit?
Rolled 30 (1d100)>>2927617
Rolled 25 (1d100)>>2927617I'd rather just stick with Eli, but fuck it
Rolled 11 (1d100)>>2927617
At least we got the bad rolls out of the way.
>>2927627>>2927628>>2927632Percy: We are going to travel the desert by foot. It should be faster than waiting for the buggies to come tomorrow. Wanna come with?Pidgey girl takes a good look at you. Sizing you up. Then she takes a step back.[Pidgey Girl:] Yeah… No. We’ll wait for tomorrow. Here. The two of us.Seems like she’s still a little fearful of you, and seems like her dislike of your person hasn’t changed. You can’t tell why.Welp, whatever. It’s just you, your mons and Eli!After walking for a good 20 minutes you encounter yourself with the first deviation the road takes. There’s various signs that read “Danger! Stay on road!” and “Aggressive Pokémon ahead!” Those warnings are for chumps! And you aren’t one! You are a trainer with a gym-badge! Eli: Screw you signs, you don’t tell me what to do.[Jaws]: YEAH! FUCK THE AUTHORITHES, WE LIVE ON THE EDGE[Tremor]: Shut up Jaws, you don’t even know what those says.[Jaws]: READING IS FOR FAGS[Tremor]: Hey! Avenger knows how to read! I doubt you could do it, even if you tried, brainless gator. [Jaws]: YOU WANNA THROW DOWN DIRT-CROC?[Jaws]: SORRY AVENGER, NOT ALL READERS ARE FAGS. BUT READING IS INHERENTLY A FAGGY THING TO DOAlso, roll to see some bullshit happening!Taking 2nd roll.>1: There’s a lot, a ridiculous lot of Wild Pokémon just ready to fuck you up>2: A sandstorm begins.>3: There’s a guy watching Pokémon from afar. Is he holding a camera?>4: You feel like if something was following you. But is hard to tell > You accidentally upset something hiding in the sand. >6: a combination of various events from above
Rolled 4 (1d6)>>2927744
Rolled 2 (1d6)>>2927744
>>2927744Kinda wanted 1 for exp
>>2927825Yeah, some extra exp for the next gym would have been nice. Maybe we’ll have to take shelter in a cave or something for the sandstorm. Get to fight something in there, if we’re lucky.
>>2927839Can always spar with Eli and look for other trainers near the gym.
>>2927751While you and Eli walk through the desert, the wind produces a faint sound that almost resembles whistling. You guess this is how the place got its name. The sound starts becoming louder and louder, as the sand starts to rise. Suddenly a ferocious sandstorm breaks in, making navigating through the desert harder. The sand stings your eyes, Tremors serves as a guide since he is the one most acclimated to these conditions. You keep the rest of your Pokémon inside their Pokéballs to avoid being buffeted by the sand. It hurts your uncovered arms and face. At least Eli got some protection thanks to her bandana.>Soldier on? You’ll be guided by the Sandile.>Search for refugee
>>2927923>Search for refuge
>>2927923>>Search for refugee
>>2927923>>Search for refugeeTime to cuddle up with Eli, as we weather through the storm in our shelter. Our survival gear will come in handy
>>2927923>Search for refugeeSo much for making an overnight trip.
>>2927927>>2927928>>2927929You tell Sandile you need to find a refugee fast. He doesn’t want to listen to you at first but Eli insists he does so.Sandile: Damn it, I swear I saw one of those delicious orange critters nests nearby. Really wanted to get a snack You find a little cave nearby. The sandstorm is still raging furiously. It doesn’t seem to be going to die down soon. At first glance the cave seems a bit shallow, but after telling Houndour to illuminate it a bit with his fire you can see a passage that leads deeper in the cave.Wait, is someone else taking refuge in the cave? Oh god is a corpse! No wait, he still has a pulse. There's a dehydrated young man passed out. He's laying on the ground.>Just set up camp, the desert gets pretty cold at night so you best start a fire.>Let's delve deeper in the cave, time for some exploring!>Tell Eli to set up camp, you'll go exploring! (May require some convincing/rolling)>Let Eli explore, she seems pretty eager! You'll stay back and prepare stuff.Also:>Just leave him some water, let him get back up on his own>Wake the young man up?
>>2927992*you better start a fire
>>2927992>Let's delve deeper in the cave, time for some exploring!>Wake the young man up
>>2927992>Let's delve deeper in the cave, time for some exploring!ADVENTURE!>Wake the young man up?Would be kind of a dick move to just leave him there.
>>2927992>Let's delve deeper in the cave, time for some exploring!>>Wake the young man up?That guy will just get more dehydrated if we let him sleep. Without giving him some water.
>>2927992>Let Eli explore, she seems pretty eager! You'll stay back and prepare stuff>Wake the young man up, get him some waterI'm sure everything will go well.
>>2927992Start a fire and make foodWake the guy upAfter you eat go exploring
>>2927992>Just set up camp, the desert gets pretty cold at night so you best start a fire.>Wake the young man up?>>2927556>[Charles Donner]: Sorry babe, this party is full. Let’s go bruh. >[Sporty-girl]: You got two extra seats.>The sporty girl was ignored by the pair of young men.I hope we meet these two again in the future. Very wholesome relationship here.
>>2928000>>2928001>>2928003>>2928009>>2928020You decide to explore and delve deeper in the cave! You just may found something interesting. Eli: I mean, there's probably no booby-trapped temple with a golden idol down there, but maybe there's something useful down there, or at least something to fight withYou try to wake up the guy to no avail. He just keeps mumbling something about Cacturnes. Finally Jaws splashes him with a water gun and he becomes way more responsive. You share with him some water from your canteen. The guy seems older than you, college-age. He tells you he was wandering around the desert looking around for a battle. But after night fell he started to feel he was being followed by something. [College-guy]: Yeah, I sat for a moment just to catch my breathe. I just got a sleeping bag with me so I wanted to get back on the main road to try and hitch a ride. [College-guy]: And then, they appeared. I could barely see them from the corner of my eye, thought my mind was playing tricks and then! Swish! Those needles and spikes started flying toward me! Barely got out of there, wasted most of my antidotes. And I couldn’t even train Bug-man![College-guy]: Journeying sucks, I just wanna go home.[College-guy]: But, changing the subject to more pleasant things, it looks like there’s a silver lining to everything. (He seems to divert his attention to the other person occupying the cave) [College-guy]: What’s your name lovely?Eli: Huh?Huh? >I think he’s asking for your name Eli>Don’t say nothing (He’s just asking for her name)>Don’t say nothing (you are feeling a bit jealous)>back the fuck off !?!? (Requires roll)>Percy, thanks for the compliment>Other/ write-in
>>2928128>Percy, thanks for the compliment100% organic autism
>>2928128>>back the fuck off !?!? (Requires roll)We should tell him, she's underaged
>>2928128>Percy, thanks for the compliment. Homeboy gonna be a shit, we can be a shit too.
>>2928128>Percy, thanks for the compliment
>>2928134>>2928138>>2928152>>2928158>>2928159>>2928188Percy: Percival, Percy for short.[College-guy]: No, I meantPercy: Thanks for the compliment.You are not used to compliment and coming from a guy you’ve just met it’s pretty weird. But you’ll take it anyways.Ok, you knew what he was going for and you wanted to fuck with him a bit.Eli bursts out laughing, it’s the first time you notice but she has this little coarse and loud laugh, It’s not particularly feminine, but you find it endearing.Eli: Hahaha, oh weirdo, breaking hearths already heh?Eli:Sorry dude, we are both fifteen, hahaha, you got no chance with weirdo over here.She seems a little relieved.[College-guy]: Wait, Fifteen? Oh shit, please don’t tell anyone. Fuck, I swear that…! I mean, just look at your…! Wait no, don’t say anything else Gareth.[Gareth]: Hahah, I mean yes, fifteen, that’s the age of most trainers on their journey! Obviously! I was just joking! Just a prank! Haha!Well, at least you know he won’t be trying anything else. And it’s time to do some spelunking!Gareth wants to tag along to “take care of the young’uns” since he’s the oldest one here (22).Tie your escape rope to a stone near the entrance?>Yes?>No?>Always do it when spelunking you idiot.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DrL6L1Z6CW8The cave seems to divide in three parts, you can faintly hear something on the left path, like a slow and deep breathing. At the path to the right you can barely hear some light steps, and you swear you can see sudden flashes of light deep down this path. The middle one is completely silent, at least that’s how it sounds.>Left>Middle>Right>Go backEli’s still laughing, she’s staying close to you. Gareth follows behind. Maybe you should talk to him?>Aren’t you a little old to be on a Journey?>How many Cacturnes did you see?>Ask him about his Pokémon>Ask him for a battle after this>So, you like-em young? (Mess with him)>Other/ write-in
>>2928262>Always do it when spelunking you idiot.>Left>Ask him about his Pokémon
>>2928262>>Always do it when spelunking you idiot.We should just use to the escape rope to escape this world>Left>Aren’t you a little old to be on a Journey?>Ask him about his Pokémon
>>2928262>Always do it when spelunking you idiot>Right>Aren’t you a little old to be on a Journey?>Ask him about his PokémonGood to see we're not the only autistic person in this cave.
>>2928262>Always do it when spelunking you idiot.>Middle>Ask him about his Pokémon
>>2928274>>2928278>>2928288>>2928293>>2928294You tie your escape rope to a rock near the entrance, that's basic stuff! Survival 101!You decide to go towards the left path, there must be some Pokémon living there, maybe they would like to spar a little or could help you out discover something useful! You also use this time to talk to Gareth for a bit.Percy: Hey Gareth, I wanted to ask. Aren’t you a little too old for being in a Journey? Most people do it at fifteen, is this like, your second time?[Gareth]: I’m just a late bloomer. I was always too busy to just drop all my responsibilities and go into a self-discovery journey around the nation.Percy: Busy with what?(What could be more important than going on a Pokémon Journey after all?)[Gareth]: Eh… School? Yeah school! And work! I think I used to work at that age, yeah, definitely worked at that fast-food joint. But yeah, responsibilities and mature stuff. Got no time for journeys, no sir.Percy:And why are you going now?[Gareth]:I may or may not have flunked out, it just wasn’t my calling.Percy: Okay, and what about your team? Percy:Hehehe, you are a sneaky one Percival, let me just say. Quality over quantity. It just Bug-man and me, but we have trained our asses off!As you get deeper into the cave you can hear the breathing more and more loudly. It sounds like a big and heavy mon. Eli notices something looking a t your group as you get deeper. Is an Hippopotas! Various of them! It’s a pack! Their derpy faces are somewhat endearing. “How are you doing little guys?”[Hippopotas1]: Food! [Hippopotas2]: Meat! Meat! Meat![Hippopotas3]: Food for mother![Hippopotas4]: Wake Mother and let her feast![Hippopotas5]: Fooooooooooood! Meaaaaaat![Hippopotas6]: Soft human meaaaat! And more of them are coming closer.>What do?>Try to beat them all fast before they make to much ruckus and wake their bigger, badder mother!>Let’s take them all on! We are three trainers after all! Keep going deeper to face the mother!>Return to the entrance of the cave! The little hole where you all crawled in is too small for their fat faces.>Try diplomacy?>Other/ write-in
>>2928436>Try to beat them all fast before they make to much ruckus and wake their bigger, badder mother
>>2928436>Try to beat them all fast before they make to much ruckus and wake their bigger, badder mother!These mons are not only wild but very hungry. Don't think our usual diplomatic approach will work this time. Also, I've been wondering, can we do something like Ice Beam the floor to make it difficult terrain for mons to pass through?
>>2928467All is fair in wild encountersAs long as the dice rule it so.----------------------------------->>2928278Sorry, No depressing Pokémon Mystery Dungeon Spinoff (at least not right now)
>>2928436>Try to beat them all fast before they make to much ruckus and wake their bigger, badder mother!
>>2928436>Try to beat them all fast before they make to much ruckus and wake their bigger, badder mother!Oh shit, we are in PokéAustralia.
>>2928474Didn't know I wanted that Quest till now...
>>2928474>>2928491There was something sort of like that but the QM bailed out >>2901865
>>2928436>Let’s take them all on! We are three trainers after all! Keep going deeper to face the mother!Not the first time we've beaten on a evolved Pokemon, and we've got even more Pokemon on our side now. Want that sweet sweet exp.
>>2928459>>2928467>>2928481>>2928488>>2928528Don’t risk it! Let’s do this as fast as possible!You let out all your team! Inlcuding Abra, Eli does the same. And with Gareth Mon you have a total of: 9 Mon’s on your side! Against 12 Hippopotas, this is doable![Gareth]: Go Bug-Man!From his Pokéball Gareth releases a Wimpod!The Hipo-collective start kicking up sand because of their ability “Sand-stream” creating an in-cave sandstorm!The bug type goes straight back to his ball once he notices the horde of Ground type[Gareth]:C’mon Bug-man! You are way stronger than you think! Power of friendship and bonds and all that stuff! Go fight!Ok, 8 mons against 12. Still doable.Jaws takes advantage of his speed and typing and starts shooting as many “Water Guns” as he cans! Tremor lowers their defenses with “Leer” and Trubbish is concentrating to do… you aren’t sure what is he trying to do but you can see his effort! Strange greenish energy surrounds him.Eli’s taking care of 5 Hippopotas on her own, leaving you to deal with seven.You can command three of your Pokémon right now! The other will act according to their battle experience. Vulpix is still wearing the Macho Brace so evading will be way harder for her.The ground types are closing in....>What do? Select an approach and a command for two mons! Those selected will be your fighters! The others will fight on their own acting accordingly to their personalities and battle experience. >Houndour>Mimikyu>Whismur>Vulpix>Abra
>>2928536>Vulpix>Offensive>Powder Snow the lot of them>Mimikyu>Evasive>Evade and counter the first one to attack with Wood Hammer
>>2928536Vulpix>Offensive>Attack>Powder SnowWhismur>Offensive>Attack>Ice BeamWhismur can target those stubby ass little feet while Vulpix buries them in snow.
>>2928566I'll support this. Get as many of them as we can with both attacks.
>>2928566>>2928575>>2928578 [Hippopotas]: The cold one! Eat the cold one first! Most of the Hippopotas rush towards Vulpix, they are running with their mouths wide open.Abra attacks one, he annoys him with confusion and teleports around to confuse him. Houndour stays close to Vulpix and Whismur and tries to engage on two of the Hippopotas. Mimikyu uses his evasive maneuvers and tries to land a Wood Hammer on one of them.Both Pokémon go full offensive!>Vulpix prepares to release the snowy cold wind! DC: 6 (Will hit Hippopotas 7 and 6) (10 to FREEZE one of them)>Whismur gets ready to release and Ice beam on them! She's aiming for the legs to impede their mobility DC: 4 (10 to FREEZE the target! Hippopotas 7) Roll me two D10First one is Vulpix, second one for Whismur
Rolled 8, 3 = 11 (2d10)>>2928605
Rolled 5, 6 = 11 (2d10)>>2928605
Rolled 4, 10 = 14 (2d10)>>2928605
Rolled 7, 6, 10, 7, 3, 5, 7, 6, 10 = 61 (9d10)>>2928611>>2928633>>2928638>Vulpix: Partial pass>Whismur: Successful pass and FREEZE!Also rolling for the rest of out teammates.>Houndour DC: 6>Mimikyu DC:4> Abra DC: 5
>>2928658Damn, rest of the teammates are beating the fuck out of the Hippopotas
>>2928658The 7 Hippopotas come down on your team. Houndour makes his objective to protect Whismur and Vulpix a priority, baiting two of the Hippopotas [1 and 2] to attack him instead. They fall for it and go attack the dog. He evades them without much difficulty and lands a CRITICAL HIT in Hippopotas  sending him to a critical state.Mimikyu gets in front of [Hippopotas 3] to distract his attention, he evades his bite and hits him with “Wood Hammer”. It’s super effective! The Hippopotas is pretty bulky so he tanks it and gets ready to strike again. Still, another attack like that and he’s going down. Mimikyu suffers some damage from the recoil but nothing to worry about right now. Abra makes his job to distract other of the Hipopotas  He blasts him with a “Confusion” that leaves the Hippoptas damaged and, well confused. It took about a third of his health, and made evading his bites way easier.Vulpix manages to hit both Hippopotas [7 and 6] with her “Powder Snow” is not as strong as she wished it would be, partly because of the heath of the desert taking it’s toll on Vulpix. It’s still super-effective! Getting almost a fourth of their health down. Before they can continue their onslaught Whismur hits  legs, leaving him frozen to the ground. And easy target. Her attack let Hippopotas  down to a third of his health.But Hippopotas 6 and 5 haven’t stopped their attacks, they go directly to Vulpix and prepare to chomp down!Houndour manages to take the hit in time, protecting the younger mons is his priority. The bites aren’t very effective. But are enough to take a good chunk of his health down. Around a third of it.>All of your team is buffeted by the sandstorm>You are currently commanding Whismur and Vulpix, both are slightly damaged from the sandstorm.>What do?
>>2928696>Vulpix>Attack with Powder Snow>Whismur>Attack #6 with Ice Beam
>>29286961st Round. The mother is still asleep, but her breathing is getting faster, she's starting to feel unrest
>>2928696>Houndour manages to take the hit in time, protecting the younger mons is his priority.Based Houndour.>Vulpix>Attack Hippopotas 2 with Powder SnowSee if we can't finish that one off.>Whismur>Attack Hippopotas' 5 or 6 with Ice Beam7's disabled for now, can deal with him after the other two have been taken down.
>>2928701>>2928705>>2928707After noticing Whismur also shoots "Cold" Attacks, and those are considerably stronger than Vulpix the Hippopotas divide themselves.[1,3,5] Try to hit Whismur, charging in With Take Down! Who's on a critical state tries to use Dig to get a surprise attack in Is still confused and trying to bite down onto Mimikyu! Tries to get past Houndour and onto Vulpix with Dig! Is still frozen to the ground>Vulpix>Attack with Powder Snow>DC:5 (She's no longer the center of attention, making her attack land more easily)>Whismur>Attack #6 with Ice Beam>DC: 7 (Whismur is being targeted by multiple Pokémon, her target is trying to burrow underground.)
Rolled 10, 1 = 11 (2d10)>>2928727
Rolled 3, 6 = 9 (2d10)>>2928727
Rolled 5, 5 = 10 (2d10)>>2928727
Rolled 1, 3, 2, 7, 2, 7, 3, 7, 4 = 36 (9d10)>>2928729>>2928731>>2928733>Vulpix: Successful pass! FREEZE one target>Whismur: CRIT FAIL>Houndour DC: 8>Mimikyu DC: 6> Abra DC: 3
>>2928743Houndor and Whismur are having a hard time this round
The three ground types charge at Whismur with reckless abandon. She releases her Ice Beam a second to late missing Hippopotas  completely. Mimikyu acts in time to hit Hippopotas  with Wood Hammer. While evading the confused  ,still number  manages to get underground. He should be badly damaged though.With less than a third of health left.  damages itself, he's above half his health stillHoundour jumps to protect Whismur for her three attackers but the heavy ground types hit Houndour too hard!  and  go for Houndour. One of the "Take Downs" is a CRITICAL hit, while the other one hits fully. Houndour doesn't seem good. He's on a critical state! The sandstorm could do him in. Bypasses Houndour and lands another CRIT on Whismur, she braces but the hit is enough to send her down to half her health.Abra catches  in time before he digs his way out, attacking with a confusion again and knocking him out! He has enough time to land another attack, and he does so by sending another confusion to Hippopotas  taking a third of his health. Vulpix waits for the right moment. She hits number  taking a third of his health with her super effective Powder Snow. It froze him in place! Her attack also hits number  putting him in a bad condition, he has a third left of his health.>All of your Pokémon are buffeted by the sandstorm.>Houndour is in a critical state, another sandstorm and he's done for>Whismur is at half her health>Vulpix is slightly damaged>Abra is slightly damaged>Mimikyu is at half his health>What do?
>>2928779>Round 2: The Mother starts moving around, she's hearing sounds outside. She's starting to awake.
>>2928779Is it possible for Percy to use a Full heal on Houndour while Vulpix and Whismur act on there own?
>>2928784You could, Not sure if a Full Heal would be useful for Houndour right now though.
>>2928784FH are for when Pokemon are status
>>2928779>Vulpix Powder Snow &>Whismur Ice Beam >>2928784Did you know that Full Heal only heals status conditions? You might want to take that into consideration.
>>2928790>>2928787>>2928791Yup. I misread that Full Heal as Full Potion. My mistake.
>>2928779>Vulpix>Attack with Powder Snow>Whismur>Attack with Echoed voiceSeems like a bunch of them are in prettry rough condition, so Whismur should also be doing AOE.
>>2928793Before anyone comes with the +1, Echoed Voice isn't Hyper Voice, it only hits one target. https://bulbapedia.bulbagarden.net/wiki/Echoed_Voice_(move)
>>2928792>Full PotionI'm off my game today, Max Potion.
>>2928800Actually checked this page before typing that up, guess I saw that as "Affects both foes".In that case, I'll just back >>2928791 instead.
Rolled 1 (1d5)>>2928791>>2928807>Vulpix Powder Snow &>Whismur Ice Beam Also, rolling for  Frozen status. If 1 He thaws out.
>>2928815Rolling for  confusion1:Snaps out of it2:Continues being confused3:Hits self
Rolled 3 (1d3)>>2928820Forgot the dice
>>2928815>Vulpix DC: 6 (Number  will attack first from the underground)>Whismur DC: 3 (Confused easy target)
Rolled 7, 1 = 8 (2d10)>>2928827
Rolled 7, 5 = 12 (2d10)>>2928827>oud laugh, It’s not particularly feminine, but you find it endearing.
Rolled 1 (1d10)>>2928827
Rolled 2, 5 = 7 (2d10)>>2928827
Rolled 6, 4, 5, 7, 5, 2, 5, 5, 8 = 47 (9d10)>>2928831>>2928834>>2928838 Makes a desperate last attempt to hit Whismur with Take down Is out cold Joins  in his charge Still tries to hit Mimikyu Is Frozen Is underground getting ready to hit Vulpix Thaws out and tries to bite Whismur>Vulpix: Successful pass! &>Whismur: Successful pass!>Houndour DC: 6>Mimikyu DC: 4 > Abra DC: 5
>>2928849Houndour manages to tank the hit of  for Whismur, he's down for the count. You return the Fire-type to his ball. The hippopotas suffers recoil damage.Whismur Shoots the confused Hippopotas  it's enough to send him to a critical state! He finishes the job himself hitting a wall while trying to use Take Down.Mimikyu intercepts Hippopotas  and attacks using Wood Hammer! The attack is strong enough to fully knock him out. Mimikyu receives some recoil damage, he's starting to look pretty bad. Even though all his damage comes from recoil.Taking advantage of the easy target Abra keeps blasting "confusion" to Hippopotas  he doesn't stop until the ground type is truly unconscious.Vulpix waits for  to come out se she can attack him and  at the same time. The Hippopotas damage Vulpix with "Dig" Tackling her from the underground and sending her tumbling down. The attack is strong enough to send her to half her health. She gets on her feet as quickly as she cans and shoots the cold windy gust that knocks out  and  for good.What you weren't expecting was for Hippopotas  to thaw out of the Ice and land a Bite on Whismur, leaving her with less than a third of her health!>The sandstorm still rages. Buffeting all of your mons.>Houndour unconscious>Whismur badly damaged>Vulpix less than half her health>Abra is slightly damaged>Mimikyu has a third of his health left>Hippopotas  the only conscious one has a third of his health left>Third round: The Mother has noticed the Ruckus, she's awake, contemplates leaving her chamber.
>>2928877There's no need to say much. Vulpix and Mimikyu knock the last Hippopotas out using Ice Shard and Shadow Sneak. What could he do against four mons?>Victory!>Your team gained a lot of experience!>You still have some time left to leave before the Mother notices! >What's this?.......https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xfeBNwWGmzs>Abra and Whismur are about to evolve!>Let them?>Cancel Evolution?
>>2928877>Abra kept on crittingPowerful friends there Percy>Ice shard, Vulpix!>Mimikyu, support her with a Shadow sneak!Take back Whismur for now.
What even are the pros/cons of telling our mons to cancel evolution? Vs just letting them?
>>2928885>Let themI guess? We don't really have any reason to stop them afaikAlso we should remove the Brace from Vulpix for now.>>2928886FUG, didn't update. Also wrong ID.
>>2928885Unless there's a big reason why we should stop them, let them evolve.Oh, and once they do get the hell out of there.
>>2928888It's easier to teach new moves via training to unevolved forms. TM and Tutor still works as intended.
>>2928885>Let them evolveIt's best to let them progress naturally
Did we mean to teach a particular move to Whismur? I can't remember.
>>2928885>>Let them>>2928896Thanks for answering quickly :)
>>2928890>>2928891>>2928897>>2928903>Let themTheir form starts to change shape as the energy becomes brighter and brighter.>Whismur evolved into Loudred!>Abra evolved into Kadabra!She’s a little smaller than the usual Loudred, but that’s just because she just evolved. Beside she’s pretty young for a Pokémon. But with her battle prowess is no surprise she evolved so quickly. Loudred seems a little confused at first. “When did everyone become smaller?” Then she takes a look to the purplish hue of her skin, an inspects her body via touch. Her ears are different, as well as her mouth and factions. She’s really excited! Making little jumps and stomping on the ground while giggling quite softly. [Loudred]: I evolved! Look at me! I evolved! Hehehe! I’m so big now! You are really happy for her, but you have to remind her to keep it down so they don’t wake up more Pokémon. She complies, covering her mouth with her hands, but can help but giggle again. She goes to give you a hug and lifts your effortlessly. She is pretty strong.Kadabra’s reaction was quite different. [Kadabra]: This form is adequate. But I may need a bigger knife. For a split second you felt a terrible headache, but it was soon over. [Kadabra]: My apologies, I still have to modulate my powers. They have amplified more than I previously thought. Kadabra goes back to his ball to do some meditation exercises.
Rolled 47, 76, 9 = 132 (3d100)>>2928927Rolling for EliHer DC is 50, Jaws gave her quite the edge50: Barely could deal with them60: Hold her own pretty decently70: It wasn't that hard80: Won by a landslide90: ???
>>2928934Seems like your team members weren't the only ones to evolve.Tremor lowered their defenses, while Jaws deal damage with barrages of water guns and using aqua tail. Avenger offered support trying to poison the ground types and using “Seed Bomb”Avenger looks pretty beat up, while Tremor managed to hold his own.Jaws on the other hand…. [Jaws]: HAAHAHA, WHO’S THE BEST CROC NOW SAND-EATER? The water type has changed drastically, way taller than before, his color scheme has changed as well. His eyes are sharper and more predatory like. His lanky limbs have become longer and now show more musculature and mass. He’s evolved into a Croconaw. He’s carrying a Hippopotas with his mouth effortlessly. He spits it out on the ground.He and Eli do a fist-bump. Tremor seems pissed and acts dismissive. Trubbish is trying to stand up. >Let's get out of here as fast you can and return to the entrance of the cave. Set up camp>Go further down this road, where the mother is located>Explore one of the other parts of the cave? Middle or Right?
Also last post of the night, gotta get some sleep. Will return saturday 1:00 pm MDT, maybe a bit earlier.
>>2928950>Let's get out of here as fast you can and return to the entrance of the cave. Set up camp
>>2928950>>Let's get out of here as fast you can and return to the entrance of the cave. Set up campTime for some rest.
>>2928950>>Explore one of the other parts of the cave? Middle or Right?Right. There were flashing lights, probably worth investigating.
>>2928927>Cute little bunny plush Whismur is now LoudredI wasn't ready for such a huge shift in appearance.
Tfw no qt goth pokemon trainer gf.
>>2928950>Help Trubbish up, then get out of here to camp.
>>2928950>Let's get out of here as fast you can and return to the entrance of the cave. Set up campI don't think we can handle another fight like that, guys
>>2928950>Let's get out of here as fast you can and return to the entrance of the cave. Set up campLet’s take a bit to heal up and administer some potions. Want to go after this “Mother” after that.
>>2928953>>2928954>>2929182>>2929294>All these anons being afraid of pressing our advantage and seeing who this "Mother" is now that the mob's been taken out.Guys come on, these hippos have admitted to being maneaters, wherever this "Mother" eats probably has some potential good loot and we might be doing people a service if we stumble upon any unlucky trainers that are probably considered missing persons right about now, lets make the Pokenews.The 7 Hippopotas are down so it's just gonna be Mother versus Percy and Eli's team, if we turn back now even just recover while planning to continue later, the 7 Hippopotas will recover too, maybe not fully but it'll still turn our chances to nil - we can't take on this Mother along with the 7 Hippopotas getting in the way and splitting up the team.Plus, two of our mons have evolved and so did one of Eli's, our combat strength increased exponentially.>>2928950>Go further down this road, where the mother is locatedAlso use our potions to heal up Whismur, Vulpix and Mimikyu, recommend Eli do the same to her mons if she's got potions and they need them.Take off the Macho brace so Vulpix can move fully in the coming fight.We can do this guys, it's 7 against 1, 3 of them in their second stage of evolution.
>>2929303>All these anons being afraid of pressing our advantage and seeing who this "Mother" is now that the mob's been taken out.That's not it, I want to see if we can revive Houndour with potions once we've set up camp and had a proper sitdown. Considering Whismur and Abra just evolved I'd imagine Houndour's on the brink as well, and I want him to benefit from the experience for the battle with this Mother so we can evolve his ass. I mean alternatively we could feed him one or two of those rare candies we've been hoarding to do the job, but I still kind of want to hold on to those.
>>2929303Maybe press our luck and try to capture momma? That's 7 mons we don't have to capture but keep if we do, and a strong guide for the sands to boot.
>>2929321Even if we capture it, I don't think I'd want to add a maneating hippo to our team for any length of time. Maybe just turn it in in town or something, make sure it can't cause any more trouble.
>>2929318We'd be losing our chance at a perfect 7v1 though.I'm pretty sure the Mother is gonna be some hueg version of a mon like the Electivire we met, we're gonna need to be working together to keep it busy with our fastest mons like Abra and Mimikyu running interverence while laying down the pain with the rest of the team, we can't very well do that with 7 other hippos getting in the way and taking the focus away from Mother, and then all it takes is one or two good hits from her and we'll get divided and conquered.We can feed Houdour EXP from other mons later, this won't be a regular battle we can just take it easy with and fuck around to spread our gains evenly.>>2929321With the egg we got our party's full, though maybe Eli can try catching it instead?That would be quite the character moment considering her attempts against Electivire back home and her desire to show her worth to "sensei" AKA our gramps, her dad would be proud too I'm sure.>>2929334This anon raises a good point tho, it's got an history of being a maneater... We'll see how it goes once we meet and battle it out
>>2929350I mean, I'd assume the Hippopotas will be out for while. Even if they somehow return to consciousness by the time we've come back from a quick recovery session, they're probably going to be way too injured to actually help their mother out. It'd just be free exp if they try to pick a fight with us again only an hour or two after getting KO'd.
>>2929350>>2929321>>2929318>>2929303>>2929294guys hippos are notorious maneaters in real life toothey're the one thing all animals fear, even lions
>>2929376We've got an expendable pedo, all good.
>>2929362That's a dangerous assumption to make.Even in their weakened state they can still stall us for a few turns in which Mother - probably a boss tier enemy - can gain the upper hand.Not only that put we don't even know if potions can work as a Revive substitute meaning houdour might take hours to wake up too, plus we only have 5 potions.Caution isn't always the better part of valour.We can have more fights after this one, we aren't even near the town yet, plus we can have him spar against loudred or kadabra or even Jaws if we don't mind the type disadvantage to get lots of EXP and probably evolve him too
>>2929379>finding a well developed woman attractive makes you pedo if it turns out she's 15 despite looking olderAnyway it's totally legal in Aztlan's deep south :^)
>>2929380They’re in a critical state, even one attack would probably knock them out. Besides, if Houndour would take hours to wake up, then the Hippopotas would almost certainly take even longer, considering they’ll have no one trying to wake them.
>>2928950>>Explore one of the other parts of the cave? MiddleYou guys should have waited until we got Hyper Voice on Whismur. Congrats Vulpix, now you are officially our cutest Pokémon.
>>2929394>They’re in a critical state, even one attack would probably knock them outPoint is it'll cost us at least one or two rounds if we use an AoE attack and don't roll poorly, they'll also probably flood the cave with sandstorms again and split up rather than focus on one mon just to give Mother a chance to act with little pressure, the way battles go in this quest they'll still manage to do damage before getting KO'd again, and Mother's definitely gonna be strong, she might even crit, she can definitely knock one or maybe two of our mons into the red before the battle proper even starts.>Besides, if Houndour would take hours to wake up, then the Hippopotas would almost certainly take even longer, considering they’ll have no one trying to wake them.Assumptions, who's to say the already awake mother won't check up on them in the few hours it would take for houdour to wake up?Your insistence on having Houdour in the fight can very well jeopardize the whole thing by giving the enemy time to mount any counter offensive at all. Houdour's a fire type anyway, he's the least fit to be an asset to the team in this fight. 7v1 is better odds than 8v8 even if one side is heavily damaged.It doesn't matter though, the votes have already been cast and I doubt any anon's gonna change their votes before the next session.
>>2929450I do agree that it's too late for this argument to matter, but I enjoy a good debate so I'll keep it going anyways, if you're game. You're assuming a lot, if you think that the Hippopotas who's only tactic last battle was "Attack the Ice Type" will have the presence of mind to split up, and focus on distracting a couple of our Pokemon so their mother can get a hit in while focusing on using Sandstorm. Besides, their Mother hasn't even woken up yet, we have no idea how long these things sleep for. It could be hours, it could be days. Also making a lot of assumptions that it's going to take hours for Houndour to wake up. In the wild, sure, it'd make sense that it'd take a few hours or longer for a Pokemon that's fainted to regain consciousness, like with the Hippopotas, but considering we're here to administer him a potion or two and wake him up chances are that he'll recover a lot quicker then that. Overall, I'd say that giving ourself an hour to chill at camp, recover, and turn this Hippodown fight into an 8v1 is worth what I'd consider to be a fairly low risk.
>>2928953>>2928954>>2929182>>2929294https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5yR3UQHWT98Your Pokémon are pretty beat up. Houndour is unconscious, even though you could heal his injuries with a potion he needs rest to recover consciousness, if you got a revive this wouldn’t be a problem. You could try and use a “Rare Candy” as a makeshift revive, it won’t heal him much but the sudden boost of energy should wake him up.The Hippopotas should be down for a couple of hours at least.You got five normal potions, you could give each one to a member of your team or managed them differently.You can hear a loud stomping close by, various of them. Probably Hippodowns, 2 or 3 of them. “Mother” could have sent them to check what’s happening, so she won’t have to move.Eli is unsure if you should continue or not, she’s got some confidence in Jaws but doesn’t want the rest of her team to get in danger. Gareth just wants to go back home badly.You decide to go back and set up camp, it’s not too late (around 8:00 pm) maybe after resting for a bit you can come back and try to fight the Mother and her mates.Following your escape rope, you quickly find yourself at the entrance of the cave again. Using your camping equipment, you start a little campfire and get your sleeping bag out. Mimikyu unsurprisingly wants to cook. Eli serves food to her mons and watch the ghost type cook, she seems baffled by this “Just like Ratatatouille”, even though she already knew he could cook it’s the first time she sees him doing so. Gareth won’t leave camp anymore, he calls his Wimpod out and hugs him tightly.You tell Eli about how those Hippopotas where calling for a "Mother" who seems to lead the pack. She tells you that if she is really dangerous and is somewhat like the giant Electivire, then the Defense and Capture Corps at Ibarra Village post should have a bounty for her and the rest of the pack.>Rest until morning, your team will heal with some night rest.>Rest a couple of hours and break out the potions. Houndour should wake up by then. Return to the cave and… (Go face the Mother, go through the silent middle part of the cavern, go right where you saw those flashes of light)>Help Mimikyu cook (?)
>>2929520>who's only tactic last battle was "Attack the Ice Type" will have the presence of mind to split up, and focus on distracting a couple of our Pokemon so their mother can get a hit in while focusing on using Sandstorm.This and that are different situations, the fight we had they were at full health and thought we were scrubs, their tactics can change now that they're desperate and critical, a cornered animal doesn't act the same as one who believes they're in control.And if you'll forgive another assumption, I'd say, much like a pokemon with a trainer, they'd act better when their leader's on the field as well, besides even if their tactics still boil down to Sandstorm and rush the Ice type this means all our mons will be taking damage each round still, while letting Mother start on the offensive rather than wasting it by having to use sandstorm herself, plus, whoever's gonna get the full brunt of 7 weakened hippos won't come out unscathed unless they get backup, thereby still diverting attention from Mother giving her more breathing room.>Besides, their Mother hasn't even woken up yetNot so fast there friend!>>2928877>The Mother has noticed the Ruckus, she's awake, contemplates leaving her chamber.>Also making a lot of assumptions that it's going to take hours for Houndour to wake upThey were your words, not mine. And considering Hippopotas' are hardier than a little doggo, I'd say they'd wake up sooner than an houndour who jobbed against a type he's weak to, and like it's been established, Mother's awake and aware of a ruckus, she'd surely speed up the process of waking up much like we can supposedly do.We still don't know if potions work as Revives, especially when Houdour is unconscious not wounded.>Overall, I'd say that giving ourself an hour to chill at camp, recover, and turn this Hippodown fight into an 8v1 is worth what I'd consider to be a fairly low risk.You're assuming that it won't be a 8v8, when it might be, which can cause a snowball effect, plus Houdour still has type disadvantage too one solid hit and he's out, I wouldn't consider it "fairly low risk" when we can't know for sure, however we CAN know for sure that if we heal up the rest of our team and soldier on the fight's gonna be 7v1 with the Mother caught by surprise and without backup to use sandstorm in her place thereby granting us free hits if she wants to open up with that or even if she uses it later in the fight.
>>2929638>>Rest a couple of hours and break out the potions. Houndour should wake up by then. Return to the cave and… (Go face the Mother, go through the silent middle part of the cavern, go right where you saw those flashes of light)
>>2929638>Rest a couple of hours and break out the potions. Houndour should wake up by then. Return to the cave and… (Go face the Mother)
>>2929662Supporting, I wanna fight the bitchDiscuss strategy in the mean time.
>>2929638>>Help Mimikyu cook>Rest a couple of hours and break out the potions. Return to the cave and go right where you saw those flashes of light
>>2929638>>Rest until morning, your team will heal with some night rest.Isn't this a super bad idea? We're still in their cave, we're setting ourselves up for ambush with this.Also>Probably Hippodowns, 2 or 3 of themDamn, this changes things. Also means they might show up when the fight against Mother breaks out, 3 hippodowns are worse than 7 weakened hippopotas.But what Eli said gives me an idea...Alright, new plan!Skip resting for now, take off Vulpix's Macho brace, use potions on Whismur, Vulpix and Mimikyu and go take out the Hippodowns with Eli while the 7 hippopotas are still unconscious.With Eli's help we can pool together our pokeballs and capture all 7 unconscious Hippopotas and the 3 soon to be defeated Hippodowns to turn over to the Capture Corps later for a reward, this way we don't have to worry about Mother's goons and we can actually rest fully before the fight and have Houdour in there as well.
>>2929650>The Mother has noticed the Ruckus, she's awake, contemplates leaving her chamber.Fair enough, didn't actually notice that. Though that also counters your point that we'll catch her by surprise, since she's already awake.>They were your words, not mine. And considering Hippopotas' are hardier than a little doggo, I'd say they'd wake up sooner than an houndour who jobbed against a type he's weak to.No, they were your words.>Assumptions, who's to say the already awake mother won't check up on them in the few hours it would take for houdour to wake up?Besides, I'd say that Houndour's way hardier then any of these Hippopotas, considering a crit from him was enough to send one of them straight into a critical state, whereas they needed a Takedown, a crit Takedown, multiple rounds of Sandstorm damage, and another Takedown to KO him. Besides, even if the Hippodown would speed up the process of waking up the Hippopotas a bit, she's got to manage like twelve of them, whereas Houndour's the only Pokemon we've got that's out of it. We've also got potions, which will probably further aid the process.>And if you'll forgive another assumption, I'd say, much like a pokemon with a trainer, they'd act better when their leader's on the field as wellEh, I mean kind of, but I imagine we're better at managing our Pokemon then a Hippodown would be at managing a bunch of Hippopotas. Besides, I imagine a Hippodown's grasp of tactics wouldn't be much better then that of it's smaller compatriots. I can't imagine we'd need more then three Pokemon, maybe Whismur, Houndour and Vulpix at most, to handle the Hippopotas in a round, even if they assumedly wake up, and I think that Eli's Pokemon, Mimikyu and Kadabra working together will be able to buy us a round against the Mother, at the very least.
>>2929662>>2929692>>2929698>>2929699>>2929701After resting for a while, until Houndour woke up, and having a hearty meal prepared by the little ghost chef, you proceed to heal your team with your potions.>Used 5 Potions>Houndour has slightly more than half of of his health>Whismur has 3/4 of her health>Vulpix is slightly damaged!>Abra is at full capacity>Mimikyu has about 3/4 of his health!>Avenger the Trubbish looks better, but still shows damage>Jaws is more than ready to throw down>Tremor has ¾ of his health.You also take off Vulpix Macho brace, can't risk it this time. She tells you that after using Powder snow in that last fight, she felt like she could something different with it. She raises a cold and strong current of wind hitting great part of the cave, while taking care of not putting out the bonfire. >Vulpix learned “Icy Wind”Eli: All right, time to hunt down some Hippos![Gareth]: Wait, you are going there again? Why? Are you suicidal or something?Eli: Cuz we no pussy ass bitch.> “If we let them here, they could be a danger to others”> “What’s wrong with wanting a good fight?”> “What the girl said”> “Battling is good for a Pokémon growth”> “There may be something valuable hidden in their den, also we could get some money if they got a bounty”> “Maybe I can try and talk to them, they are just following their instincts”> Other/ write-in
>>2929794>> “What the girl said”
>>2929794> “If we let them here, they could be a danger to others”> “Battling is good for a Pokémon growth”Gareth's pretty lucky honestly. He was knocked out there for who knows how long and didn't get fucked over by whatever other wild mons live in the cave.
>>2929638>Ratatatouille This is fucking amazing >>2929806This plus they might have bounties
>>2929794> “If we let them here, they could be a danger to others”
>>2929780>Though that also counters your point that we'll catch her by surprise, since she's already awake.Doesn't matter now. But she was awake, she heard a ruckus but she wasn't on alert because she didn't know what it was, if we pressed we'd catch her by surprise.Anyway, we're now past this so it doesn't matter, lets stop now that the quest's in session.>>2929794>“Maybe I can try and talk to them, they are just following their instincts”Start with this, Pokeautism takes precedence, maybe if we tell Mother that if she attacks humans it'll bring down the wrath of humans on them she'll stop, kinda like Electivire knows that if he killed any trainer in his domain he'd get fucked by the force of the Capture Corps.Otherwise>“There may be something valuable hidden in their den, also we could get some money if they got a bounty”Is also a good reason to go back in and an option if diplomacy don't work.Offhandedly through in >“If we let them here, they could be a danger to others”Percy a good boi, but not boyscout tier.
>>2929806>>2929814Oh yeah, like Eli said, there's the possibility of a bounty too. Got a trifecta of good reasons:>money>exp>being a good guy™ and maybe getting a better reputation than Arsonist
>>2929794Think you mean Loudred and Kadabra there, chief.>What the girl said.
>>2929794>“If we left them here, they could be a danger to others”>“Battling is good for a Pokémon's growth”Also want that Bounty we'll probably get for the the Hippodowns and the Mother, and whatever loot they've got in the cave. Don't think we can take the Hippopotas with us to town though, we haven't got enough Pokeballs between the two of us to get 13 more Pokemon on top of the Hippodowns and the Mother.
>>2929836>Anyway, we're now past this so it doesn't matter, lets stop now that the quest's in session.Agreed.>>2929841>Assuming people won't just use this event to add to our legend as the ArsonistNaive.You guys think we should give Houndour a Rare Candy? There's a decent chance he'll evolve if we do.
>>2929873What's the point? He'll probably evolve next battle anyway.I'm still of the opinion we should hoard our rare candies and use them only when gains start getting harder to get.Using them on low level pokemon is such a waste
>>2929873The most optimal way to use Rare Candies is on level 69 Zangoose, or what this guy said >>2929910
>>2929910Well, having him evolved for the next battle against those Hippodowns seemed like it'd be a decent investment.
>>2929806>>2929814>>2929823>>2929836>>2929841>>2929843>>2929849Percy: Well , they are pretty dangerous so as Eli said, they might got bounties on them, and maybe there’s something useful down there.Percy: And, as you can notice, battling is good for Pokémon growth, it’s a necessary part of being a trainer.Percy:Besides, those Pokémon are pretty dangerous, knocking them out and taking them to the C&D forces is probably for the best. Or they could be a danger to other trainersEli: Yeah! We gonna get some mad-dosh!(Eli got plenty of Pokéball still, she only used 3 for her team, and got other 10 balls) Houndour seems to disapprove partly of your motives [Houndour]: Don’t try to bite more than you can chew partner. Don’t put them on danger because of your greed, nor nobility. [Houndour]:You are right on the growth part, we all need it. But don’t be as reckless and foolish as others. You make way into the cave, following the same route as before. You can see the HippodownsInspecting the younger ground-types. Even though you are still far away, your flashlight alert them of your presence.They are 3 Hippodowns!Eli is going to take on one of them and try to support you with the other one. She’s feeling confident. You are faced by two 6 foot tall humongous male hippowdowns.>What do?>Select two mons!>Vulpix>Houndour>Loudred>Kadabra>Mimikyu>Command? Action? Move?
>>2929919Can we start racking up stat boosts on our mons and debuffs on the Hippodowns, while they're still far away?
>>2929919Kadabra and VulpixIncidentally, I wonder how long it will take till Kadabra learns Psycho Cut...
>>2929919>>VulpixAttack. Icy Wind>LoudredAttack. Ice BeamLets fuck these ground types up
>>2929847You are right anon, my mistake. here's a Meowth as an apology>>2929928Sure, if your rolls are good enough. The Hippowdons are just charging towards you, raising a sandstorm thanks to their innate ability "Sand stream"
>>2929933Forgot to say Offensive
>>2929919>Vulpix>Offensive, Attack, Powder Snow.>Mimikyu>Evasive, Make Double Team decoys.One question, how does Double team works here? Is it Anime double team or the fanfic quest double team that's a poor's man Shadow Clone Jutsu?
>>2929919Vulpix>Evasive>Evade>Icy WindLoudred>Offensive>Attack>Ice BeamThink we should stick to our original two and with Macho Brace off, Vulpix can actually move around. Loudred should have higher defense and even more Sp. Attack so we can risk an Offensive approach. Why don't we have Loudred aim for those bigass mouths of theirs?
>>2929935Will they actually reach us and attack before we finish the buffs/debuffs or do we essentially get a free round to do so?
>>2929942Anime-like, it's just after-images with one real mon constantly moving
>>2929955Depends on the rolls! It shouldn't be too hard for your mons though
>>2929933>>2929945Vulpix>Evasive>Evade>Icy WindLoudred>Offensive>Attack>Ice BeamVulpix and Loudred prepare themselves to Ice the ground types! Vulpix goes for the evasive since she's free of her Macho Brace while Loudred puts her all in attacking.Mimikyu opens up with "Double Team", While Houndour uses "Leer" to lower their physical defenses, Kadabra uses Kinesis, making a show of flying rocks to distract the Ground types. They go for the evasive! Houndour tries to diver Hippowdons attention from Vulpix>A sandstorm begins to rage!The Hippodons begin their charge with "Crunch"! One of them aims to hit Kadabra while the other tries to go for Vulpix>Vulpix DC: 4 (She got plenty of time to evade and Houndour is covering for her)>Loudred DC: 6 (They are still far away, and make hard targets)
Rolled 3, 2 = 5 (2d10)>>2930025
Rolled 1, 8 = 9 (2d10)>>2930025
Rolled 8, 9 = 17 (2d10)>>2930025
Rolled 3, 6 = 9 (2d10)>>2930025
Rolled 5, 6, 6, 7, 2, 9, 7, 4, 8 = 54 (9d10)>>2930027>>2930028>>2930032>Partial pass! Vulpix manages to get out of the way but can't land a hit>Successful pass! Fuck you Hippowdons!Rolling for the others>Houndour: 4>Mimikyu: 4>Abra: 3With the distance between the attacking hipos and your mons this first round shouldn't be too troublesome!
>>2930045Oh damn, our other Pokemon kicked ass.
>>2930045Mimikyu moves first, creating around 10 afterimages if himself raising his evasiveness sharply! Abra soon follows lifting rocks with Kinesis and distracting the Hippodowns making them wary of a sudden attack from the flying debris. They will have a harder time landing attacks.Houndour leers at the trio before they split up, lowering their defenses!The Hippowdons don't stop and continue their charge, Hippowdon  misses Abra completely, while Hippowdon  is distracted by Houndour, Vulpix tires to fire her attack but she can't quite hit them amidst all the chaos of battle. Loudred on the other hand lands a direct super effective hit on one of the Hippowdons! Taking with him a third of his health.>The sandstorm hurts all of your Pokémon! First Round of Sandstorm!You can hear something else coming, is way heavier than the Hippowdons you are facing. It should arrive pretty soon.>What do?
>>2930058>Vulpix>Evade, counter with Icy Wind>Loudred>Attack the weakened Hippodon with Ice Beam
>>2930058>Offensive, Attack, Powder Snow/Ice Beam
>>2930058>Vulpix>Evade, attack with Icy Wind>Loudred>Defend, attack with Ice BeamThe one she hit's probably going to go after her, and she's assumedly got the highest defense out of all our mons. If she can tank the hit the others should be able to get their attacks off on the Hippodown much more easily.
>>2930058>>2930073I like this. If she tanks the hit, it'll be a counter with a point-blank Ice Beam.
>>2930071>>2930072>>2930073>>2930092>Vulpix, keep evading! Icy Wind! DC: 5>Loudred tank the hit and aim for the weekend one! DC: 6Hippodown  charges at Loudred enraged after the attack.Hippodown  starts manipulating the sand around him, he's preparing to use "Sand Tomb" on one of your mons.Kadabra and Mimikyu try to get  with long range attack while conserving their distance. while Houndour goes for a Crunch!Loudred aims her Ice Beam to  whom she previously hit. And Vulpix tries to hit them both with another Icy Wind
Rolled 9, 1 = 10 (2d10)>>2930105
Rolled 1, 5 = 6 (2d10)>>2930105
Rolled 9, 8 = 17 (2d10)>>2930105
Rolled 2, 6, 3, 8, 1, 10, 8, 9, 1 = 48 (9d10)>>2930106>>2930107>>2930110>Vulpix: Successful pass! >Loudred: Partial pass!Rolling for other mons>Houndour: 6>Mimikyu: 4>Abra: 5
>>2930138>>2930138Mimikyu and Abra launched their attacks onto  together they take out around a fourth of his health, Houndour stops evading and goes for a Crunch! Leavining with a little over half his health!But the fire type becomes trapped onto Hippowdon sand tomb, taking damage every turn.Loudred braces for Hippodown "Take down" she manages to weather the damage, the attack takes roughly a fourth of her health. The Hippos hit quite hard but she has the highest defense of our team. She tries to shoot an Ice Beam, but the pain from impedes her from doing it.Hippowdon  is face to face with Whismur he took some recoil damage, but nothing too grave.>All your team is hurt by the sandstorm (2nd Round)>Sand tomb hurts Houndour further!>Houndour has slightly more than half of of his health>Loudred is down to half her health>Vulpix is starting to show some signs of damage>Kadabra is slightly damaged>Mimikyu is still over half his health, just barely!The loud stomping comes to a halt, the "Mother" has arrived. She seems to be contemplating the situation for a second before jumping into battle,>What do?
>>2930165What did Vulpix even do?>Vulpix>Offensive, Attack, Powder Snow>Loudred>Offensive, Attack, Ice Beam the Mother
>>2930165>>2930165Vulpix let's out her Icy Wind! Hitting the two ground types and lowering their health and speed even further, they freeze lightly making their movements slower.>It's super effective!Hippowdon  receives damages, a third of his health is down.  is going into the yellow, ------OOC: Sorry, forgot to paste this part
>>2930194>Vulpix>Evade and Attack both Hippodown with Icy Wind>Whismur>Defend, and Attack Hippodown  with Ice BeamWould rather not unnecessarily provoke the Mother.
>>2930165Vulpix>Evasive, Counter with Icy WindLoudred>Attack, Ice Beam on If we knock out the Hippowdon, does that remove Sand Tomb?
>>2930165>Vulpix>Evade and Attack both Hippodown with Icy Wind>Whismur>Defend, and Attack Hippodown  with Ice Beam
Rolled 7, 8, 2, 10, 1, 6, 8, 6, 2 = 50 (9d10)>>2930183>>2930195>Vulpix, evade and attack with Icy Wind! DC:5>Loudred, aim for  and keep defending! DC:6Hippodown  is trying to use Sand Tomb on Loudred, while  starts digging to burrow itself underground.Houndour is trying to escape the Sand Tomb, Mimikyu and Abra team up to attack  before he escapes underground.The Mother is still watching but not for long.Abra DC: 4Mimikyu DC: 4Houndour DC: 7
Rolled 8, 4 = 12 (2d10)>>2930249
Rolled 2, 10 = 12 (2d10)>>2930249
Rolled 1, 5 = 6 (2d10)>>2930249
>>2930260>>2930269We could have frozen the Mother with those tens, what a shame.
>>2930257>>2930260>>2930269Mimikyu and Abra hit  with another Shadow Sneak, Confusion combo leaving him with a fourth of his health! Loudred finishes him off with a direct Ice Beam! >Hippopotas  is down for the count and Frozen.The beam from Loudred managed to freeze some of the ground making it slippery for any mon trying to get a direct hit to her.Houndour manages to get out of the Sand-Tomb and deliver and goes to deliver a Crunch to , the attack leaves him at half his health!Hippopotas  traps Loudred in a Sand-tomb, making her take damage, but she's toughing it up, shielding herself from the sand. >Vulpix Partial pass!The Ice type mon manages to evade some of the damage caused by the sandstorm, and gets ready in case one of the Hippodown try anything. Since one of the Hippodowns is down for the count she can focus on attacking the one left without much trouble. Her Icy wind freezes  even further and send him into the yellow! It's a super-effective hit.The Mother finally steps in, raising the Sandstorm once again! [Sandstorm counter resets to one]>All of your mons are hurt by the sandstorm!>Houndour is halfway down>Loudred manages to stay at half her health>Vulpix is showing signs of damage>Kadabra is also showing signs of damage>Mimikyu is at half his health>Hippowdon  is knocked out>Hippowdon  is looking bad>The Mother is in pristine conditions>What do?
>>2930312>OFFENSIVE ATTACK POWDER SNOW ICE BEAM
>>2930312If we have Mimikyu use Astonish then Evade, would the DC be easier then, say, Shadow Sneak and Evade? Or no? Want to see if he can use his vastly superior speed to distract Mother this turn while the others finish off Hippodown 
>>2930312Can we switch the mons we command? Even if we don't tell Loudred to get out of the tomb, I'm sure she'll do it anyway so we can instead direct someone else.
Rolled 44, 86, 67 = 197 (3d100)>>2930312Rolling for Eli>50: Managed to beat the Hippo, only Jaws is standing still and is halfway done>60: Avenger and Tremor are also standing, albeit they are pretty hurt, can't fight much. Jaws still has fight in him>70: All of her Pokémon have some fight left, they are hurt but not badly>80: More than ready to throw down>90: ???
>>2930338Based Eli. This is excellent timing. Her team's been putting in work all day.
>>2930325Yes, using Astonish first could work. >>2930336Yes you can, albeit their DC would be slightly higher since you started commanding them suddenly, the same goes for the Pokémon you stopped commanding as they will need to start planning for themselves.This will only affect the round where you make such change
>>2930338Phew, good. Both are teams are in good shape, two of the Hippodowns are out of the picture and the remaining one is nearly so.
>>2930353Ah, alright, in that case.Vulpix>Evade, Counter with Powder Snow on MotherLoudred>Attempt to get out of Sand TombGoing for the freeze attempt rather than the damage here. That part can be fulfilled by our other mons along with Eli's.
>>2930353Hm, let’s go with>Mimikyu>Evade, Attack Mother with AstonishWant to distract her so the others can finish the job on the remaining Hippodown, and he still has one turn of safety with his Disguise intact.>Vulpix>Evade, Attack Hippodown  with Icy Wind
>>2930312>>2930353>Mimikyu>Evade, Attack Mother with Astonish>Vulpix>Evade, Attack Hippodown  with Icy Wind
Rolled 1 (1d2)>>2930321>>2930363>>2930365>>2930370>Command Mimikyu>Evade, Attack Mother with AstonishRolling to see if we go with Icy Wind or Powder Snow>1: Icy Wind>2: Powder Snow
Rolled 2, 4, 2, 10, 9, 4, 6, 9, 10, 5, 1, 9, 9, 5, 9, 6, 10, 4 = 114 (18d10)>>2930402You tell Loudred you need to command Mimikyu, she nods and starts working her noggin.The Ghost type awaits your instruction, even though he was already planning his next move.>Evade, Attack Mother with Astonish >DC (Slightly harder): 6 (9 or 10 makes her flinch)>Vulpix>Evade, Attack Hippodown  with Icy Wind!Better finish off the other ground type as soon as possible.DC: 4Hippodown  Rushes to Vulpix, he's going for a Take Down!The "Mother" gets closer, she's way bigger than the males. Easily doubles them in size. She opens her mouth but doesn't roar, she's preparing for a very loud "Yawn"!Houndour and Abra try to finish Hippodown  with another confusion and a crunch. Loudred is tanking the damage from the sandstorm, she aims an Ice Beam to the Mother.Jaws goes directly to the big-ass hipe, preparing to hit her with Aqua tail. Tremor hurls mud to her face using mud-slap in an attempt to lower her accuracy. Trubbish tries to poison her using Toxic! He hurls the poisonous liquid that came from his mouth to the Hippowdon!Abra: 4Houndour: 5Loudred: 7Jaws: 6Tremor: 7Trubbish: 8
Rolled 10, 5 = 15 (2d10)>>2930455
Rolled 9, 1 = 10 (2d10)>>2930455It's Kadabra
Rolled 6, 7 = 13 (2d10)>>2930455
>>2930455Oh damn, nice work Loudred, you froze him.
>>2930353Is that something we could train them on? At least Kadabra. With his stupid high iq he could be a decent second in command for situations like this and command one or two of the other mons.
>>2930477Are you sure about that?>Trubbish tries to poison her using Toxic! He hurls the poisonous liquid that came from his mouth to the Hippowdon!
>>2930455>>2930466>Flinch'd>FrozenThis is some good shit. I'm guessing with Mimikyu's speed, he'll hit first, which means his Flinch won't go to waste and the Mother's attack is interrupted.
>>2930477Whoops, meant she, since she shot at Mother with the Ice Beam.
>>2930455>Mimikyu: CRIT>Makes her flinch!In less than a second, the Ghsot type finds himself face to face with the Mother, he follows up by landing a particulatly strong slap to the Mother’s face, taking her by surprise and making her flinch. Stopping her yawning. Pretty good, since her big mouth and all the smoke she was producing out of it could made various of the Pokémon drowsy.>Vulpix>Succesful pass!The ice type manages to avoid the other Hippowdon  take down and hits him with and Icy wind! Lowering his health to a third of it!>Kadabra: Partial pass>Houndour: Succesful pass!Kadabra launches another Psychic attack onto Hippodown  and Houndoour closes in to deliver a nasty bite! With Vulpix attack the Hippodown is finally knocked out!>Jaws: Partial PassTakes the chance to hit her With Aqua Tail! It’s super effective! But he can get the attack fully in since the Hippodown counters him with a Crunch, the bite is a quick one, but is enough to leave him with around a third of his health left.>Tremor: Succesful pass!The Sandile hurls balls of mud to the Mother, enraging her, the mud gets in her eyes troubling her vision.>Loudred: Succesful pass! FREEZE!Loudred manages to tank the damage from the Sand-Tomb and the Sandstorm and delives an Ice-Beam to the Mother! It’s super Effective! I t even freezes him! But the Hippodown is too massive to be Frozen completely, she can’t move, but you expect her to thaw out soon.>Avenger the Trubbish: Partial pass!The Trubbish shoots he purplish toxic liquid, he was solely focused on covering it with it and manages to badly poison her!Even with all those attacks, the Mother barely looks damaged.>The Mother takes damage from the poison!>The Mother is Frozen for next round! Leaving her open to attacks!>The sandstorm hits all of the Pokémon!>What do?
>>2930564*Hits him with an Icy wind*It even Freezes her!
>>2930564>Mimikyu>Evade, and Attack The Mother with Wood Hammer>Vulpix>Attack The Mother with Icy WindMay as well go all in, and take advantage of her being frozen.
>>2930564>OPEN TO ATTACKSMimikyu>Attack, Wood HammerVulpix>Attack, Icy Wind
>>2930564>Offensive, Attack, Wood Hammer/Icy Wind
>>2930564>Mimikyu>Attack with Wood Hammer>Vulpix>Attack with Icy WindTime to go ham on the big boss.
Rolled 2, 6, 5, 3, 5, 1, 1, 2, 9, 8, 9, 7, 2, 8, 1, 7, 3, 3 = 82 (18d10)>>2930588>>2930597>>2930601>>2930607>The Mother is Frozen!>CERTAIN HIT! (CRIT FAILS ARE COUNTED AS PARTIAL PASSES)>Mimikyu>Attack with Wood Hammer>DC:4>Vulpix>Attack with Icy Wind>DC: 4Everyone gets ready to hit the "Mother"!>ALL-OUT ATTACKLoudred lets herself be damaged by the sandstorm and the sand-tomb to get as much damage as possible!Kadara: 4Houndour: 5Loudred: 3Jaws: 3Tremor: 5Avenger: 5
Rolled 6, 8 = 14 (2d10)>>2930636
Rolled 2, 8 = 10 (2d10)>>2930636
Rolled 8, 3 = 11 (2d10)>>2930636
Rolled 7 (1d10)>>2930636
Rolled 5, 5 = 10 (2d10)>>2930636
>>2930636>JAWS CRITI love this crazy motherfucker
God damn, we had it so easy and the only one who landed a crit was Jaws.
>>2930656>>2930654How will Smugkrok EVER recover from this BTFO??????
>>2930656Doesn't matter, we got a free round in anyway. It should be enough to inflict crippling damage.
>>2930636>Vulpix: Succesful pass!>Mimikyu: Succesful pass! 2, 6, 5>Kadabra>Succesful pass3, 5, 1,>Houndour>Partial pass 1, 2, 9,>Loudred>Partial pass 8, 9, 7,>Jaws>CRIT 2, 8, 1>Tremor>Partial pass 7, 3, 3 >Avenger>Partial passThe flurry of attacks rains down on the Hippowdon it’s massive body. Kadabara deliver as many confusions as he can produce. Mimikyu extends his limbs to land a “Wood Hammer” he’s hurt by the recoil. Vulpix attacks with an Icy wind, freezing the Hippowdon slightly. Houndour tries to get a Crunch in but the Ground type skin is way rougher than what the Dark type previously thought the bite caused damage but not as much as intended, Loudred shoots another Ice Beam! But the sand-tomb and the sandstorm damaging her body don’t let her concentrate fully on the attack, she ends up shooting a slightly weaker version of it, thankfully it’s still super-effective. Tremor helps out with a “Crunch” of his own but he finds the same problem as Houndour. Avenger does his best to shoot a “Seed Bomb” onto the Hippowdon! It’s super effective! But this attack seems to take a toll on the Trubbish.Finally Jaws rushes in to finish it off with an “Aqua Tail” . He jumps in the air, strange water stream seamlessly appears around it and starts spinning around the mon’s tail. It’s similar to a drill. The water drill grows in size to a ridiculous measure.[Jaws]: EAT THIS FUCKER. MY TAIL IS MY SOUL The croc’s tail comes down hard and fast onto the “Mother’s” face. The attack is strong enough to send her a couple of meters back. It’s a CRIT>The “Mother” receives damage from the poison!>She seems to be down to around a third of her health.>She’s starting to move again, albeit more slowly because of her Frozen Body>The sandstorm Hits all of the Pokémon>The Sand Tomb hurts Loudred>Houndour is in the yellow, still can fight>Loudred isn’t looking so good, but she can still continue, she’s still trapped in the sand tomb>Vulpix has 3/4 of her health left>Kadabra has about 3/4 of health left>Mimikyu is in the yellow, still can fight>Jaws is looking pretty bad, less than a third of his health left>Tremor hasn’t been damaged by the sandstorm because of his typing, got 2/3 of his health left>Avenger is halfway done>The Mother prepares to attack, albeit slowly, she's lifting her front legs while standing on her hind legs, she's preparing to come down with an Earthquake>What do?
>>2930767>Mimikyu>Attack with AstonishWant to try and get a flinch off>Vulpix>Evade, Attack with Icy Wind
>>2930767>Offensive, Attack, Astonish/Extrasensory
Also, gotta pause the session for a bit. Sorry anons, gotta go eat. Will be back by 7:30-8:00 pm MDT (about two and a half hours from now on)
>>2930767>MY TAIL IS MY SOULJAWS THANK YOU FOR EXISTINGLet's try to go for another freezing + astonish?
>>2930784Actually, wait, yeah, I'll support this. Increase our chance of getting a Flinch, with any luck.
>>2930767>Finally Jaws rushes in to finish it off with an “Aqua Tail” . He jumps in the air, strange water stream seamlessly appears around it and starts spinning around the mon’s tail. It’s similar to a drill. The water drill grows in size to a ridiculous measure.>[Jaws]: EAT THIS FUCKER. MY TAIL IS MY SOUL>The croc’s tail comes down hard and fast onto the “Mother’s” face. The attack is strong enough to send her a couple of meters back. It’s a CRIT>>What do?AAAAAAAAHHHHHHHH https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0l__jSgTAmQGet filled with MANLY SPIRIT!>LOUDRED ICE BEAM ON THE GROUND UNDER HER FEET!>MIMIKYU THROW VULPIX INTO THE AIR! VULPIX RAIN DOWN ICE UPON HER!>EVERYONE TACKLE THE SHIT OUT OF HER WHILE SHE'S ON HER HIND LEGS!
>>2930799While managing to flip her would be incredible, I'm not sure there's enough leverage considering how heavy are Hippowdons.
>>2930767>>2930784Supporting this. I hope to god we flinch her super hard and unbalance her ass, knocking her off her hind legs and onto her back.>The water drill grows in size to a ridiculous measure.>[Jaws]: EAT THIS FUCKER. MY TAIL IS MY SOUL I'd also like to reiterate how much I LOVE THIS CRAZY MOTHERFUCKER
>>2930810THAT'S WHY WE FREEZE THE GROUND FIRST YOU FOOL! THE FRICTION DOES THE HEAVY WORK FOR US!DON'T GET HUNG UP ON THE SMALL STUFF, IF THERE'S A WALL IN OUR WAY WE BUST THROUGH!
>>2930826The small stuff might be the difference between us winning and half of our Pokémon getting knocked out in one attack though. Realistically speaking, a weird tactic we’ve never tried or practiced before has a lower chance of succeeding, even if it’s cool as hell, then a pair of normal attacks, and the Pokémon aside we’d probably have to pass some sort of roll as well, to command three of our Pokémon at once, and even so probably still do it at a penalty to the DC. If this Earthquake connects then the only Pokémon I see shaking it off are Kadabra, Mimikyu, and Vulpix, and likely only by the skin of their teeth besides. The rest of them are injured enough that an attack from something as strong as this Hippodown could straight up knock them out.
>>2930996Oh yeah, probably Tremor as well, since Earthquake would be ineffective against him. The point still stands though.
>>2930767Backing >>2930784Flinchhax is what we need
>>2930784>>2930793>>2930812>>2931015>Mimikyu! Vulpix! Full offensive! Get him with an Astonish and an Extrasensory!>Mimikyu DC: 4 (9 or 10 to make her flinch!)>Vulpix DC: 6 (10 to make her flinch!)Houndour prepares to Crunch down again, as a flamethrower could melt the Ice holding "The Mother" down. Tremor joins him again!Loudred puts her all in this last Ice Beam, she knows she'll be knocked if this Earthquake connects. Kadabra maintains his distance, he uses another "Confusion" and gets ready to evade bia teleporting if necessary. Jaws and Avenger know they won't last much longer in this fight, so they go for a risky last move. They look back to Eli, she seems to be protesting against it. Avenger assures her everything will be alright.[If you manage to make to make the Hippowdon flinch, their DC will be reduced by 2]Kadabra: 5Houndour: 6Loudred: 4Jaws: 5Tremor: 6Avenger: 4
Rolled 2, 3, 6, 9, 10, 10, 2, 7, 3, 4, 2, 10, 2, 8, 2, 6, 6, 6 = 98 (18d10)>>2931233Rolling for the mons
Rolled 1, 8 = 9 (2d10)>>2931233
Rolled 8, 2 = 10 (2d10)>>2931233
Rolled 9, 6 = 15 (2d10)>>2931233
>>2931233>>2931242OOOF, just barely!
>>2931242The flinch we neededThanks anon
>>2931242Clutch shit right there
>>2931237>Houndour>9, 10, 10Jesus fucking christ
>>2931242The hero we needed.
>>2931270Also dem satan rolls by Avenger. Didn't we get a 6, 6, 6 before?
>>2931237>Avenger>6, 6, 6
>>2931270The absolute Madmon
>>2931237So Houndour crits, Loudred crits, Avenger crits, And everybody but Tremor gets a normal success. Think that will do the job.
>>2931275Yeah, Houndour got one during our battle with Kali’s Growlithe. It was pretty sweet.
>>2931275Yup houndour got it
Who else will evolve this time?
>>2931288>And everybody but Tremor gets a normal success.HOW WILL SMUGKROKE V E RRECOVER????????
>>2931297Just Houndour for us, maybe Avenger or Tremor for Eli.
>>2931311Eh, he’ll get over it. He’s got a decent chance of evolving this time so that’ll probably ease it a bit.
>>2931237>>2931240>>2931241>>2931242>Mimikyu: Succesful pass! (The Mother flinched! Reduced DC)>Vulpix: Succesful pass!2, 3, 6>Abra>Succesful pass! 9, 10, 10>Houndour>CRIT>LOWERED PHYSICAL DEFENSES 2, 7, 3, >Loudred>CRIT4, 2, 10,>Jaws>Successful pass! 2, 8, 2,>Tremor>Partial pass 6, 6, 6>Avenger>NATURAL SATANIC CRITMimikyu goes towards Hippowdon once again and delivers another heavy slap to her face! The ground type flinches and loses her equilibrium. Followed by that Vulpix Extrasensory and Kadabra’s confusion hit the humongous ground type.Houndour runs towards “The Mother” and lands a devastating “Crunch” to her neck, with enough strength to cause major bleeding. Her defenses have been compromised by the shock and pain! Making it easier for Tremor to deliver a “Crunch” of his own on one of Hippowdon hind legs.Loudred launches a power Ice Beam with all of her strength, it hits “The Mother” fully and makes her take a step back, throwing her even more off-balance. Finally Jaws runs toward her, holding Avenger the Trubbish. He hits her with another “Aqua Tail” making her stumble a couple of steps back. Before Finally shoving Avenger in her face.>Avenger used Explosion>It’s a Critical HitThe explosion shakes the whole cavern. Hippowdon falls on her back, making the ground tremble. Rocks start to fall but thankfully the cave doesn’t collapse. >“The Mother” Has been defeated!>The sandstorm subsides >Your team and Eli’s team gained a lot of Battle Experience!A rock almost falls by over you but Mimikyu pummels it with a Wood Hammer. >Catch an Hippowdon! >Catch the “Mother”! (Requires roll, Eli’s trying to do the same Medium-hard)>Go to the den of the Hippos, see what loot is over there>Other/ write-in
>>2931340>Catch both Hippowdon!Can turn them in to the Capture and Defense Corps in town.>Go to the den of the Hippos, see what loot is over thereLoooooot!
>>2931340>>Catch the “Mother”! (Requires roll, Eli’s trying to do the same Medium-hard)
>>2931340Can we help Eli catch the mother? Since I don't want her to fail, as she's lacking in teammates while we're not.>Help Eli catch Mother>See the den for the LOOT!
>>2931340>Go to the den of the Hippos, see what loot is over there>Catch the two Hippowdon to turn in
>>2931353I’d assumed we’d have to roll to beat Eli to the punch, not because it was a difficult capture.
>>2931340>Go to the den of the Hippos, see what loot is over thereWe don't have any ground coverage but I'd prefer a flying type.
>>2931340Give that got damn spooky puppet a high five! Should we catch a hippo? Useless bug man? How does it work when we catch more then we can carry? Teleports?
>>2931377Percy can select the Pokémon he wants transported to the PC, the Pokéball teleport there.Or you can carry more than 6 Pokéballs, illegally of course. If authorities find you carrying more than 6 loaded balls thats a lot legal trouble
>>2931354+1 to getting the 2 Hippowdon to turn inWe need that pocket cash from the government after helping them out.
>>2931340Catch the mother and a hippo
>>2931415Catching them both is just if we fail the mother dc so at least we are able to get something from the Capture and Defense ForceLOOT
>>2931311ehhh he solo'd first gym right? he'll be ok
>>2931452He could have just started and this place is the first gym for him.
>>2931350>>2931353>>2931352>>2931354>>2931368>>2931393>>2931467>Get the Hippos!>Go for LOOT!You threw two of your empty Pokéballs to the Hippowdons, they are down for the count so catching them is pretty easy.>Caught two Man-Eating Hippowdons!Eli does the same with the Mother, you can see a grin of satisfaction on her face. She goes to tend Avenger and Jaws who got caught on the explosion an are currently unconscious. The sand in the Hippowdons den is different from the one on the desert, it's loose and silky. Without a doubt it's "soft-sand"! An item that boost ground-type moves. Facing the Hippos here would have been a bad Idea since they would definitely get a boost from being here.You get some of the sand into a little puch that was conveniently lying there.>Obtained Soft Sand!You look around the den, it's mostly full of half chewed bones of humans and Pokémon.Besides those, there's a strange stone artifact lying there, seems like a sort of figurine made of carved stone. Useless, but you could sell it for a pretty hefty sum to an archeologist and well, Ibarra Village is an archeological site.>Obtained Ancient Stone Idol!>Besides that, there's ripped bags and backpacks laying around, their contents have been crushed by the Hippos but you can manage to salvage some stuff>3 Great balls>1 Ultra ball>A Malfunctioning Pokédex! (Need some repairs)Eli joins you shortly, you tell her about the sand and she takes some for herself.The girls looks solemnly at the remains of the deceased trainers.Eli: Kind of scary to think those could've been us, don't cha think?Eli: Couldn’t have done this without you weirdo.She offers you a fistbump and a smile. You take them without a second thought.You should go back to camp, your mon's deserve a rest.You and Eli head back to camp followed by your mons, you encounter Gareth, who after a hearth to hearth with Wimpod and hearing the roars of the Hippowdons finally decided to join into the fight, albeit a little too late.After returning to camp you all decided to take turns to guard the entrance, in case the Cacturnes return. It's pretty late now, so you should.>Go directly to sleep, you need some rest if you are going to cross the desert tomorrow>Go hang with Eli>Go hang with Gareth, maybe give him some pointers on training? >Go hang with your mons, how are they holding up?>Return to the cave to explore!>Other/ write in
>>2931494>>Return to the cave to explore!
>>2931494>>Go hang with Gareth, maybe give him some pointers on training?Wimpod a cute
>>2931494>Ask Eli what she wants for the bet. The suspense is killing you.It's killing me at least.
>>2931494>Go hang with your mons, how are they holding up?That was a great performance. Also lets everyone settle down and really take in the evolutions.
>>2931494>Go hang with your mons, how are they holding up?I’d like to explore more, but all of our mons are pretty beat up at this point, would rather not risk it. Has Houndour really not evolved after all that?
>>2931510+1I wonder with the mother and 2 Hippowdons taken the rest of the group will scatter.
>>2931494>Go hang with Gareth, maybe give him some pointers on training?Dude's gonna get himself killed once we split ways, so we might as well try to keep that from happening.
>>2931516Houndour evolves into Houndoom at a later level than Whismur to Loudred and Abra to Kadabra. I'm guessing this universe might also have two-stage evolutions take longer than three-stage evolutions in exchange for more power or something.
>>2931494>Go hang with your mons, how are they holding up?
>>2931544But he only evolves at Level 23. Whismur evolves at 20, and while Loudred's been in quite a few fights, Houndour's been in even more, at this point, so I'd think he'd be at the very least the same level as Loudred, likely a level or two higher. After helping beat up two Level 34 (Minimum) Pokemon and another much higher Level Pokemon (The Mother was apparently twice the size of the other Hippowdon's, so maybe even Level 68?) I'd have thought he'd have at least leveled up a few times.
>>2931510>>2931516>>2931528>>2931586Hang with mons! Percy: So, how’s everyone holding up?[Loudred]: Great! That was a thrilling fight! And look at me! I evolved! I feel so bigger and stronger! Like I could take on anyone! Hehe! She’s still pretty happy from evolving she took it pretty well. [Vulpix]: That was insane! Are Pokémon supposed to be that big? And hey, when I’m evolving! Loudred already did and she’s younger, that’s not fair![Kadabra]: Life isn’t fair Vulpix. The fight was alright. [Mimikyu]: Going against her was pretty reckless of you Master, I’m glad you find yourself unhurt.[Houndour]: I’ll have to side with the Ghost, things could have been pretty dangerous. And fuck sand. I need some rest.[Vulpix]: Thanks for covering me big-guy! You didn’t look so lame out there.[Houndour]: I was just doing my job as a teammate. You are too fragile. Percy: Hey Houndour, I was thinking, since Jaws and Loudred evolved, shouldn’t you too…[Houndour]: Evolve? Yes, I could had evolved after defeating the “Mother”. I choose not too,Percy:Why?[Houndour]: Becoming a wild Houndoom means you are strong enough to lead a Pack. But there’s things I want to do first. Learning Inferno and Foul Play mostly, that will be harder once I evolve.[Houndour]:Got a problem? >Try to convince him to change his mind? >Order him as a trainer to not take those decision without consulting them with you>Let’s help him learn those moves then!>Other/ write-inAlso regarding Vulpix…>Still too young, tell her she’ll evolve once the time is right.>Tell her she still has ways to go, show her the Ice stone as a motivation>Just evolve her already>Other/ write in
>>2931606>Let’s help him learn those moves then!>Tell her she still has ways to go, show her the Ice stone as a motivationLearning Sheer Cold should be a good milestone.
>>2931606>Let’s help him learn those moves then!>Tell her she still has ways to go, show her the Ice stone as a motivation
>>2931606>Let’s help him learn those moves then!It's his decision, but we'll be happy to help him out.>Still too young, tell her she’ll evolve once the time is right>Imply that it's through hard work, just like the othersThe second she knows about the Ice Stone she's gonna try to evolve by herself, so it's best not to mention it.
>>2931606>Let’s help him learn those moves then!Fair enough Houndour.>Still too young, tell her she’ll evolve once the time is right.Maybe do it after this gym, she'll be doing a lot of the work for this one, being Ice-Type and all that, so she'll probably be experienced enough by then.
>>2931606>Let’s help him learn those moves then!If it's easier to learn those moves unevolved then it's definitely worth it to let him go unevolved. Although, it really shows how much he's still detached from us when he stops his own evolution as opposed to letting us choose.>Tell her she still has ways to go, show her the Ice stone as a motivation
>>2931606>Let’s help him learn those moves then!No problems. Just want to know where we stand buddy.>VulpixYou still have a ways to go but you're doing great! Evolution isn't everything however.
>>2931623Rather, when he CAN stop his own evolution rather than letting us choose. And I'll actually switch to >>2931621 I was thinking about the time we managed to give her motivation by showing Mimikyu's progress but she seems to see evolution as an easy permanent buff.
>>2931606That makes sense-houndourNot until you're stronger-VulpixWe can try to make a game out of it Vulpix vs Houndour get them pumped up whoever gets the signature move first wins
>>2931676This is pretty good. Even if it doesn't encourage Houndour, it'll definitely encourage Vulpix just for the bragging rights alone.
>>2931618>>2931619>>2931621>>2931622>>2931623>>2931628>>2931676 Percy: Eh, fair enough. Then let’s get started on learning those moves! Not today though, right now is resting time.[Houndour]: I trust you partner. But evolution is a crucial part of our lives, at least for my pack. I couldn’t let anyone else take that decision from me. [Houndour]: (To Vulpix) It’s not just a “get stronger” boost. It’s an irreversible change.Percy: Yeah, and Vulpix Houndour’s right, is still too early for you too evolve, Loudred evolved early but she does it twice, you only do it once. So it’s better to take it slow. We’ll do it when the time’s right, you need to learn some more moves first. Many moves are harder or nigh-impossible to learn once you are a Ninetales.[Vulpix]: Fineeeee, but if we found an Ice Stone you are definitely going to use it on me Trainer! Percy:Why don’t we make it a competition? See who can learn their signature move first. Houndour with Inferno and Vulpix Blizzard, or Sheer Cold!(Vulpix Perks out at the suggestion she seems pretty excited, she wants to surpass Houndour in something. Houndour acts uninterested, he thinks there’s no way Vulpix can learn it first.)[Whismur]: I’m glad about my changes. I can carry Percy now! And Houndour too! Whismur does is effortlessly with one arm, while holding Houndour up with the other. [Whismur]: Wait, now they can’t carry me. And I can’t ride Big-bro’s (Houndour) back anymore… She gets a little bummed out for a moment, but decides to carry Houndour and you anytime you need as thanks for doing the same for her when she was a Whismur.>Houndour is glad you respect his decision!>Vulpix is motivated!…………………[Gareth]: Hey, is this normal?Eli: What?[Gareth]: He’s growling and screeching at his teamEli:Ah yeah, that’s Percy for you. He can sort of talk to them. Wait no, I’m completely sure he legit talks. [Gareth]:How? Why?Eli: I dunno, but’s pretty cool. He’s pretty cool.After talking with your mons, Percy decides to sleep, Gareth will act as a guard during the first hours, in case the Cacturne’s return, then Eli, and finally you. Percy has been haunted by nightmares latelyThis time he dreams of…>A Pachirisu hanging around a garden (A sense of curiosity and screams of pain)>A pair of kids, a boy and a girl met to play (Burning anger and resentment)>A strange facility filled with white corridors( A new sense of wonder )
>>2931750>>A strange facility filled with white corridors( A new sense of wonder )
>>2931750A new sense of wonder
>>2931750>>A strange facility filled with white corridors( A new sense of wonder )Also Whismur still a cute even when she's turned into one of the ugliest mons out there.
>>2931750>A strange facility filled with white corridors( A new sense of wonder )
>>2931750>>A Pachirisu hanging around a garden (A sense of curiosity and screams of pain)
>>2931750>A Pachirisu hanging around a garden (A sense of curiosity and screams of pain)
>>2931750New sense of wonder.
So we didn't catch a hippopotas for ourselves? Oh well. What do you guys think we should grab for our 6th mon? At least till our elekid hatches. Personally I say trapinch, which we know is around. It would be a good addition and can net us a Dragon type later.
>>2931766>>2931770>>2931767>>2931783>>2931796The body you inhabit isn’t your own.It doesn’t move according to your desires. You are just a passenger on someone else memories.Someone young, shorter than you.She’s led by men on lab coats escorted by armed men wearing familiar uniforms.You are in some sort of hospital, or lab you aren’t completely sure. You’ve never seen this place before.But for some reason it feels too familiar, it gives you a sense of being trapped inside.You are standing alone in a strange ample room, it has a single iron door and black crystals the obscure the people observing you and measuring your results.In front of you there’s various boxes labelled with different weights, you still can’t lift the heavier ones. It’s hard to move things you are unfamiliar with. You need to feel a sense of connection or it becomes complicated. They move you to a new chamber. Inside there’s a Nidoking. He growls at you. They brought him from the wild just for the test.You move closer to him, while concentrating on the beast. His mind is simple, he only feels anger, it’s easy to plant yourself inside him.He doesn’t know what’s happening. So he can’t struggle.You move his limbs as if it were your own, following the instructions from the speakers in the room. You make him move, attack targets, and use him as an “amplifier” of your own abilities. You ask them if you can keep him, but the men in lab-coats say no, they can’t have a wild Pokémon around the facility for long.After the test is done you feel pretty angry and “break” him out of pure habit, a slight accident. The persons in lab coats are mad at you, they wanted to study his brain after you tampered with his mind.Seems like you aren’t getting any dessert today.Everyday is like this. So boring.So boring.So boring.So boring.So boring.So alone.Nighttime is the only good time of day.Because you get to see things.Things outside this placeOutside your room with the dolls.In your dreams.A young boy on an adventure.He has friends.He seems to have fun.You are jealous of him.Percy is looking at himself from someone else’s perspective. Is like looking into a strange mirror.For a second there, you feel like you have control over yourself again.>Who are you?>What’s this place?>GET OUT OF MY HEAD! (Try to force her out, requires roll)>Other/ write in
>>2931838>>GET OUT OF MY HEAD! (Try to force her out, requires roll)
>>2931838Who are you? What's your name?
>>2931799Trapinch is something i really want but at the same time I really want to Fossil Pokemon Tyrunt would be amazing Cranidos would be cool>>2931838First things first we need to see if this thing is in Vulpix i don't even care about us right now
>>2931838>Who are you?>What's this place?
>>2931838>Who are you?>What’s this place?>>2931864Asking her if she's in Vulpix would be nice as well. I'm under the assumption Percy realizes this is the ghost but is trying to get actual answers this time.
>>2931838>Who are you?>What’s this place?Bit too soon to try and push her out.
>>2931853>>2931872>>2931876>>2931878Your mind feels like if it was in a blender, two consciousness mixed together. Percy: Who are you? What’s this place?Images flashes through your brain, an hospital, a nursing room. A woman screaming to a cold looking man. A blonde young girl crying. A kindergarten where all the kids keep far away from you. A familiar old man wearing a Capture and Defense uniform. A picture of the five of them, the cold man is holding a little girl smaller than the blonde one.A notebook with a name.Victoria OrizabaThen more images start to roll in. A big complex of laboratories, endless hall that remind you of the white room. Outside there’s vegetation, like an ample forest. A sign reads “White veil labs”Percy:You are also inside Vulpix?A voice whispers to you from all directions.[Ghost?]: She’s my connection.[Ghost?]: Like a tunnel to get to you….------------Eli: Hey dude! It's your turn!You are woken by the girl, it's around 4:00 am, you'll let Eli sleep a bit and then you'll be on your way. She tells you that while you were asleep some other dude came out of the cave!One of the Elite Four! The guy who has that nature show at "Pokémon Planet!" "The Krookodile Hunter!" She tried to wake you up since she thought you'd like to meet him but you just couldn't wake up. He gave her his autograph and went on his way earlier.Ibarra Village is still quite far away, seems like Gareth wants to tag along for a while. at least until you get to the village.After eating some breakfast, what's your plan?>Go try and hitch a ride >Let's keep going by foot! (Straight line? or return to the road?)>Check out the Trapinch nest? >See if you can catch up to the "Krookodile Hunter" you are a big fan after all
>>2931983Catch up to the Elite!!!!!
>>2931983>Victoria OrizabaSo what, Kali's sister? Kinda figured they were related but I guess that makes it definite.>The guy who has that nature show at "Pokémon Planet!" "The Krookodile Hunter!"We'll need to meet this guy at some point.>Check out the Trapinch nest?E-X-P. What's the condition of our Pokemon?
>>2931983>>Check out the Trapinch nest?Fucking Steve Irwin is an Elite 4? Good thing stingrays aren't a thing in this world.
>>2931983>>Check out the Trapinch nest?
>>2931983>Victoria Orizaba>OrizabaWell shit. That family situation is all kinds of fucked up. No wonder Kali turned out to be such a ruthless crazy bitch.>Check out the Trapinch nest? No need to rush things with the Krookodile Hunter. We'll meet each other as opponents in the future anyway.
>>2931983>See if you can catch up to the "Krookodile Hunter"And if we have time and it's not too far out of the way,>Check out the Trapinch nest
>>2932018Switching to this.
>>2932000>>2931999>>2932001>>2932004>>2932014>>2932018The sandstorm outside has finally died down.After a quick breakfast and full night of rest your team and you are in top-notch condition!You tell your companions that you all should check out the Trapinch nest. Eli's down for it, Tremor will act as the guide since he was the one to find it.Gareth just groans and begrudgingly accepts to accompany you, since he doesn't want to be alone.After walking for a while you can see the little orange ground types walking around. Vibrabas and Flygons protect the nest from above.[Gareth]: (to his Wimpod) You want a companion Bug-man? Don’t worry, you’ll always be my number one bug! But maybe another Pokémon could be useful! What do you think little bug-boy? Want a homie?[Bugman]: (Moves around happily, he didn’t quite get what his trainer was saying but he likes seeing him smiling) Eli: Welp, I already got a ground type, and I don’t want Tremor trying to eat one of his teammates, had enough of that with Jaws and Avenger…. Maybe I’ll try and spar with some of them.You, Percival Williams will...>Approach them, maybe one of them would like to join your (almost full) team?>Try to ask a Flygon for a spar>Try to ask various Vibrabas for a spar>Help Gareth catch a mon?>Other/ write-in
>>2932077>>Approach them, maybe one of them would like to join your (almost full) team?
>>2932077>Help Gareth catch a monI think he needs a new companion more than we do at this point.
>>2932077>>Approach them, maybe one of them would like to join your (almost full) team?And then if we have time,>Help Gareth catch a mon?Not in actually fighting or even speaking for him. I want to encourage this dude to actually do this shit on his own.
>>2932077>Try to ask various Vibrabas for a spar>Help Gareth catch a mon?Just the first one if we can't do more then one though. Don't really feel a need to get a Trapinch.
>>2932086>>2932092>>2932102>>2932109>Try and get a Trapinch!>And then, maybe lend a hand to the 22 year old trainer if you have time. How will this go? >Approach the nest directly and just straight up ask them if someone would like to come>Search for any wandering Trapinch around, to avoid any misunderstandings with the Flygons, maybe some of them are up for adventure! Or are just searching for foodGareth carries his Wimpod and starts thinking how to approach them. Eli is trying to get a Flygon's attention.
>>2932077>>Approach them, maybe one of them would like to join your (almost full) team?>>Try to ask a Flygon for a spar
>>2932137>Search for any wandering Trapinch around, to avoid any misunderstandings with the Flygons, maybe some of them are up for adventure! Or are just searching for food
>>2932137>>Approach the nest directly and just straight up ask them if someone would like to come
>>2932137>>Approach the nest directly and just straight up ask them if someone would like to comeI think going for the wandering Trapinch will actually look even worse than going up directly. Gotta make sure we have that non-hostile "not gonna start shit" body language.
>>2932140>>2932164Let's go to the nest! You try to appear as non-hostile as possible, going towards the group relaxing your body as much as you can, you get on all fours, start clicking your teeth and go towards them.Meanwhile Eli is busy trying to get the attention of an uninterested Flygon.Gareth is coaching Bugman to try and make friends. Bugman seems a little scared so Gareth tries to put an example, he carries Bug-Man and goes towards the nest. Only to be stopped by various Trapinch trying to bite his ankles.>Eli is trying to start some shit>Gareth and Wimpod are being bullied by TrapinchsRoll me a d100!>50 or less: The Flygons are very protective, they send a preemptive attack>60: A Flygon lands before you, he asks you what do you want. He doesn't seem to like you being here. But he's open to dialogue>70: You seem harmless, they let you approach the nest. You still need to convince the older Pokémon to let you take one with you>80: The Trapinchs should decide on their own.>90: The Trapinch actually comes to you!
Rolled 72 (1d100)>>2932189
Rolled 53 (1d100)>>2932189If we fail I'm asking for a Drilbur instead.
Rolled 67 (1d100)>>2932189Here comes the 1
>>2932191Not bad. Just about what's expected honestly. Not exactly the first time this has happened to us.
Rolled 92, 87, 16, 71, 74, 64 = 404 (6d100)>>2932191Percy is pretty harmless to the eyes of the Flygons!I'm rolling for the other two losers. First set of dices is Eli and Second is GarethEli's DC:70: To catch his attention, he agrees to spar55: She just pisses him off, and goes to deal with her. Fail DC: She's fucked.Gareth DC: 75
>>2932210Gareth is a loser >Lost by 1
>>2932213We've only known the guy for like 12 hours and already I get the feeling that that's a very Gareth thing to happen.
>>2932210>mfw miss by one What is it about gareth that makes me just want to help him catch a whole team of bug buddies.
>>2932210Eli manages to avoid the misunderstanding with the Flygon after Jaws hit him with a “Water Gun” after understanding her desires the Flygon gladly accepts to spar, mostly to show off to a Female she’s interested in. Other Flygons and Vibrabas soon join in to the friendly spar.Gareth is on the floor shielding Bug-man the Wimpod from the Trapinchs trying to get a bite at him. The nibble on his body laughing at his screams of pain.A single small Trapinch approaches Gareth, he doesn’t bite him like the others. Pressing his head against his hand softly. Gareth takes a Pokéball and offers it to him. The small Trapinch bite Gareth’s hand instead, making him yelp in pain.You approach the nest, still walking with your hands on the hot sand. It stings a little, but you manage. A couple of Flygons land nearby. They don’s seem threatening but they are overseeing the whole situation. The young Trapinchs take notice of Percy. [Trapinch:] HUMAN![Trapinch2:] POKÉMON! [Trapinch3:] HUMAN-POKÉMON![Crowd Of Trapinch]: HUMAN-POKÉMON! HUMAN-POKÉMON! HUMAN-POKÉMON! HUMAN-POKÉMON! HUMAN-POKÉMON![Flygon]: State your desire, strange Human who walks like us.Percy: I’m just a trainer passing by, I just wanted to see if anyone would like to accompany us on our adventure! [Flygon]: You ask for permission instead of beating us to submission. That’s not so common. But the ones you must ask are the young ones. [Trapinch]: WANT FOOD, DIFFERENT FOOD, BERRIES[Trapinch2]: WANT MATE, DIFFERENT MATE[Trapinch3]: MATES! FOOD! MATES! FOOD!Various Trapinch seem eager for travel, even though they don’t seem completely aware of what it entails. [Flygon]:If you truly desire to have one of us as your companion, then a Blood Pact is in order.[Crowd Of Trapinch]: BLOOD PACT! BLOOD PACT! BLOOD PACT! BLOOD PACT!Percy: What’s a “blood pact”?[Flygon]:If the name makes you unsure, you aren’t fit to train us.[Flygon]: But first, let me ask you Human. Why do you desire another companion? I see you have Pokémon and other Humans traveling with you. >This decision may affect which Trapinch approaches you>You just want to make more friends! (DC: ???)>You want a strong partner, and your kin seems very powerful: (DC:???)>Because your kin looks so majestic: (DC:???)>Thinking this through, maybe you are fine as it is>Try to convince one of them to join Gareth? (DC:???)>Other/ write-in
>>2932236You know what this kind of a cool idea he only gets along and catches bug type Pokemon.
>>2932259>>You want a strong partner, and your kin seems very powerful: (DC:???)
>>2932259>Try to convince one of them to join Gareth? (DC:???)"My friend(?) over there got a good heart but he still has some growing to do. He needs someone strong to guide him and the meek little guy with him."
>>2932259>You just want to make more friends.
>>2932259>Try to convince one of them to join Gareth? (DC:???)Not really interested in getting one of these.
>>2932259>Try to convince one of them to join Gareth? (DC:???)
>>2932259>Try to convince one of them to join Gareth? (DC:???)"He is inexperienced and needs a guide to help him. But not one who is strong already, and would dominate the path, but one who would grow beside him, learn with him, and forge a strong bond."
>>2932271>>2932273>>2932276>>2932281>>2932283>>2932289>>2932309>>2932310 Percy: I’m looking for a strong partner! And your kin are very powerful! So, I ask to you, to let one the them accompany me in my travels!Percy: And, maybe you could let my fellow human here become partner with another member of your species? He’s inexperienced a need a guide to lead him, so they can grow together![Flygon]: A strong one huh, you are honest human. But you may only take one. The other human needs to approach himself if he desires so.The Trapinch start arguing between themselves, until a single one finally approaches you. His legs are skinnier than normal, he wobbles slightly, seems like he can sustain the weight of his own head with ease.[Trapinch]: YOU SAY WE STRONG, YOU BELIEVE WE STRONG, I’M STRONG TOO THEN, PLEASE TAKE ME[Flygon]: He has chosen to travel! We must respect his decision!All the other Trapinch back down, DC: 20! (They were looking for an excuse to get rid of him. Other decisions would led to different Trapinchs going first)
Rolled 73 (1d100)>>2932329
>>2932329*He can't sustain the weight of his own head with ease.
Rolled 60 (1d100)>>2932329"Hey bud, welcome to the team. Let's reach the top."
Rolled 1 (1d100)>>2932329
>>2932338Are you kidding me.
>>2932338>1>>2932341Gotta catch them all, my dude
So did we lose the battle or just fail at convincing him
>>2932374We got the brain damaged trapinch
>>2932338Do not fret, there's many fishes in the sea. And slugs, like pic related. There's also axolotls but starters are overrated.
>>2932386The trapinch works out at the library>>2932391Just a nice meme, that the lowest DC we can get and I get a Nat 1
>>2932338 [Flygon]: So be it! Let the Blood pact begin![Crowd Of Trapinch]: BLOOD PACT! BLOOD PACT! BLOOD PACT! BLOOD PACT! The Trapinch gets closer to you and examines you thoroughly. Head to toes. [Trapinch]: ….THIS HUMAN WON’T DO….Percy: What?[Flygon]: What?[Crowd Of Trapinch]: What? The little Trapinch goes past you and starts walking in a wobbly manner to the 22-year-old college dropout being assaulted by a crowd of younger Trapinch. He shoos them off, they only leave because they were getting bored anyway.[Trapinch]: THIS IS THE ONE [Gareth]: You came to save us… You, you, do you want to come with us?The Trapinch takes Gareth Pokéball and captures himself. The trainer let’s him out soon after and lifts him.>Gareth caught a Trapinch[Gareth]: Orange savior! See Bug-man? This was a good idea! From now one you shall be called: Sand-Rider! This name is a proof of our unbreakable bond!Welp, that happened.What do?>Get some sparring done with Eli! (Your mons may get tired and you still have a desert to cross)>Go back to the road and hitch a ride>Keep going straight! Let’s go on foot!Also…Keep your eyes peeled for any other mon?>Which one? The dessert has a variety of ground types and some grass ones acclimated to living in such conditions.
>>2932394>>Get some sparring done with Eli! (Your mons may get tired and you still have a desert to cross)Welp, I'm happy with this. Those two are perfect for each other.>Keep your eyes peeled for any other monHmm, pretty sure Drilbur live in caves and Gligar in mountains...
>>2932394Let's ask if houndour and Vulpix could spar with someone LarvitarsWe should check out almost have a cave we see I want a goddamn fossil even if we don't get it revived I'll be happy
>>2932394>Keep going straight! Let’s go on foot!A Drilbur would be cool, but they're more likely to be in caves than the desert, an Onix might be cool, but again I think they'd be more likely in caves. The only desert grass types I could see us finding are Cacnea and Maractus, neither of which would boost our team much.
>>2932394>Keep going straight! Let’s go on foot!As for looking for pokemon, I don't have any suggestions. With out team almost full already, I'm willing to hold out for a bit..
>>2932406>>2932408>>2932424>>29324301: Spar with Vulpix and Houndour!2: Let's keep going!
Rolled 1 (1d2)>>2932453Forgot dice
>>2932453You decide to take the chance to spar a little! Using both Houndour and Vulpix, Vulpix cause she needs the training, and Houndour to see if you can help speed up the process of him learning some new moves.There’s various opponents ahead. Which ones will help you train?>Both of your mon against a Flygon, he seems pretty strong and isn’t holding back at all, you’ll need some heavy firepower to take him down (Focuses on raising their attack and sp.attack)>Eli! She wants to spar with Tremor and Avenger. (Overall boost to their battle experience!)> Spar against various Vibrava! It’s you two against as many you can fend off! (Works on Speed, Defense and Sp. defenses)>Spar against Gareth and his team?
>>2932471>Spar against various Vibrava! It’s you two against as many you can fend off!
>>2932471Would boosting the special attack and the attack be the faster route? If so pick this oneFend off the Vibrava
>>2932406Thats harsh, dude
>>2932475>>2932492>Fight Some Vibravas!You strap the Macho Brace onto Vulpix to maximize gains. They will be fighting in tandem, so this little exercise may make them slightly better at double battles.Roll me to d100!First one for Houndour second one for Vulpix!>Houndour is at type disadvantage but is still more experienced in battle than Vulpix50: Barely manages to hold his own, raises his stats slightly60: Does pretty good, taking out a Vibrava by himself and holds his own against a second one70: Manages to take two of the ground types down! While evading their oncoming attacks, He's doing great!80: Keep em coming!90+: The flames won't die down.Vulpix has a obvious stat advantage against, even though she isn't as strong as Houndour he can still lay down some damage, on the other hand, an attack from the Vibravas will cause much more damage on her.DC 60: Finishes one off! Succumbs to the first hit from other oneDC 70: Deals with two of the ground/dragon types! Manages to tank a hit!DC 80: She's not going down, by evading just by the skin of her teeth and tanking a hit she manages to deal enough damage to defeat three Vibrabas on her own90+: Let's freeze these bastards
>>2932531*Against the Vibravas
Rolled 11, 48 = 59 (2d100)>>2932531
Rolled 15, 67 = 82 (2d100)>>2932531
Rolled 69, 56 = 125 (2d100)>>2932531
Rolled 24, 12 = 36 (2d100)>>2932531
Rolled 76, 91 = 167 (2d100)>>2932531
Damn we suck at rolling...
Rolled 52, 87 = 139 (2d100)>>2932531
>>2932549Wow thanks dice gods
>>2932539>>2932540>>2932541>Moderate success!>69: Houndor takes out a Vibrava by himself and damages another one before finally succumbing.>67: Vulpix finishes the Vibrava and tries to fight another before getting knocked out!The group of ground/ dragon types surround your Pokémon, Vulpix manages to hurt them with her Ice-Type attacks while Houndour damages them further using bites and Crunches. He has tanked some hits while Vulpix barely dodges the attacks directed to her. [Vulpix]: Hey! Why aren’t you protecting me this time? What gives?[Houndour]: This is a training session, the perfect moment for you to learn to take a hit[Vulpix]: I can take a hit! It’s your duty as a male to protect me![Houndour]: Where did you get that idea? That’s a thing you do for your “mate”! [Vulpix]: And? [Houndour]: Don’t imply weird things Vulpix bickering distracts Houndour, the Fire type gets pummeled by various Vibravas using “Bulldoze” putting him out of commission for this fight. Vulpix manages to knock out the one Houndour was previously biting, but with the bigger fire type out of the picture all the Vibravas direct their attention to Vulpix. [Vulpix]: Oh shitThe Vibrabas attack Vulpix relentlessly using another round of Bulldoze! Vulpix brittle defenses couldn’t hold them for long.They don’t seem to work well in tandem as for now.>Gained some battle experience! (A bigger amount in the case of Vulpix thank to her brace!)>Vulpix and Houndour need some rest, for a couple hoursIt’s time to go, netter get moving if you are planning on getting anywhere! It’s around 3:00 clock, if you keep going without any distractions you may find Ibarra Village barely before nightfall.You are still going on foot of course!>Roll me a d6 to determine happenings! Taking second roll>1: A lot of wild Pokémon are ahead, and ready to fight!>2: There seems to be another cave nearby>3: You somehow stumble across a shortcut, Ibarra Village is closer than you thought!>4: There’s a nice resting spot nearby, an Oasis!>5: The sun is getting harsher and harsher, and you have no idea where you are going.>6: Gareth gets kidnapped by a Flying type. Never to be seen again.
Rolled 1 (1d6)>>2932606
Rolled 5 (1d6)>>2932606
>>29326121 off from Gareth just being gone forever
>>2932606M dont you think #6 is kinda mean? >Don't imply weird things I'm ok with this...
>>2932629Eh, I'm sure he would have been fine. Probably.
>>2932634He becomes a mountain man with scary strong Pokemon and learned how to pokespeak
>>2932612Is it you or is it getting hot in here?Eli: It’s the fucking sun.Oh right.You’ve been walking aimlessly for hours, you were almost sure you were on the right path but the sun has been getting stronger and stronger, messing with your mind. Tremor who had been acting as a guide wandered off for a bit to try and get a bite out of a nearby Trapinch, in reality the Trapinch was just and old broken Pokéball forgotten by some trainer a long ago. He’s currently trying to orient himself again, but there’s no point of reference for miles! Just fucking sand!Gareth seems like he’s about to die.Your body is becoming tired as well, why couldn’t you just find a nice desert oasis? Freshen up yourself a little, maybe take a dip on the water with Eli. You wonder if she packed any swimsuits… Pokémon themed maybe… Wait no, the heath is getting to you, stop this train of thought.Your canteen is almost depleted, Jaws is in his ball, he has become your last resort water source. Even though you aren’t sure how safe it is too drink water produced by a Croconaw who used to live in the sewers.>Search for shade! Anywhere! (Medium-Hard DC)>Try and get back to the main road, you could get some help there (Medium-hard DC)>There’s a trio of Mandibuzz flying over you, circling your group. Call them out for help! >Soldier on! Just keep going straight! (Hard DC)>Other/ write in
>>2932652>Search for shade!
>>2932652>>Other/ write inAsk Kadabra to teleport you & Co' to the place before we entered the desert & just take the normal way out of the desert?Asking the Mandibuzz who probably just wants to eat us, will lead us to the wrong destination.
>>2932629The world is mean. Also, potential quest hook
>>2932657SupportingThat's a good idea, just load up the pokemon in there balls so he only has to teleport 3 people. Since he's evolved he must of gotten better at it, We could go to the buggy place and just get a buggy or start the walk all over again after we refill our supplies
>>2932652>Search for shade! Anywhere!We should probably go with >>2932657's teleport plan if things get real bad, but that's a pretty big setback if we do, so let's try to tough it out for now.
>>2932663>pretty big setbackMore like MORE EXP
>>2932663A day and a half (I think) isnt that big of a deal plus we would probably get there by buggy faster just in general
>>2932657>>2932663>>2932684>Use your head.[Gareth]: I’m going to die here, can’t go on anymore. Take care of Bug-man and Sand-Rider for me. Don’t let them be separated, their friendship must blooooom.Eli: Tough it up you pansy. We aren’t gonna die yetEli: Not before I become a champ, and prove that old hag wrong. and those guys at school, and that rich dicky dude too, cuz my team is the best, and I’m the best and…Eli seems to be rambling on and on, before failing to the sand she’s at her limit.You get an idea, seems like the sun hasn’t fried all your neurons yet.Percy: Let’s just go backEli:To the cave? We left hours ago! We have no idea where it is!Percy:Not the cave, the rest stop.You let Kadabra out, with him using teleport for his evasive maneuvers and him evolving he should have more control over his teleportation! You get all of your mons inside their balls and get closer to the Psychic type. The only problem is that Kadabra isn’t fully aware of where you are at the moment. But he should be able to get you back there.Time for some long-distance teleport!DC: 45!Less than that would lead to another results.
>>2932732OOC: Last post of the night, gotta get some sleepWill probably return at 1:00 pm MDT to run for a bit
Rolled 89 (1d100)>>2932732
Rolled 9 (1d100)>>2932732
Rolled 59 (1d100)>>2932732
Rolled 11 (1d100)>>2932732
>>2932739With that 89 we should be back at the buggy place.Gareth will hit on the two girls that waited, then get told their 15. And all of us will hop into a buggy with Eli and Percy being the ones on the wheel. Off-road style will Gareth sits in the back and holds on for dear life
>>2932736>QM goes to sleep as I wake upSuch is the curse of timezones.Anyway good run. Here's a picture of maybe Percy with a charmeleon
>>2932783Or maybe Gareth could go on his own. We don't really need, want, or like him. No reason he has to come with.
>>2932847I like him. And we're headed the same way. I don't mind if he tag along
>>2932847Speak for yourself.He's been rather inoffensive so far and is pretty much cementing himself as party comic relief without it going overboard.I don't mind if he wants to stay, even if he's shit as a trainer and doesn't help in fights he's still an extra set of hands and has other avenues to be useful.
>>2932854Agreed. Eli is gonna be the champion as far as I'm concerned. Percy doesn't care for the attention. He's doing the gym challenge because thats the stereoptypical way of doing a pokemon journey, and kinda because he got challenged to do it, openly by Eli but more deep down, by his family's expectations. He wants to prove himself, but nothing beyond that. Where am I going with this? There's more to a travel companion than a good battler. He may suck at pokemon but he seems to be a bro. Like us, he'll need to find his talent.
>>2932788if we didnt already have houndour my inner genwunner would have loved for percy to have a charmander
>>2932920Don't know why you went on such an unrelated tangent regarding Percy.I just want to enter at least one contest with Eli throughout the journey and that's enough for me: crass tomboys awkwardly attempting doing girly things is the best.Anyway, I was mostly talking about letting us carry extra supplies, being our designated driver or lending us some extra legitimacy on the road with authority figures and the like if we ever need to, things like that, for example: I doubt the D&C Corps posts we'll come across will open up on bounties like the one we stumbled upon by accident until we get some badges, plenty of people won't take two 15 year olds seriously even if they're trainers, but add in a 22 year old and things might change.Also with just Eli and Percy we can't get stuff like Gareth and Eli's little talk about Percy in >>2931750 it can really put into perspective what characters think of us organically and without Percy's presence affecting it. Lastly:Three's better than two as well in the chance of us getting accosted in towns and such: two 15 year olds on their journey might seem like easy targets, but having a 22 year old with us can dissuade some.Remember guys, this is an edgier Pokemon journey, not everyone we meet's gonna be friendly or an ineffectual "villain", the dead remains of trainers and their mons we just saw back in Mother's lair should also be a reminder of that.
>>2932988I really don't think a twenty two year old's presence is as valuable or as big a deal as you think. More than anything, if 15 is the standard age for trainers to start their journey, they probably won't be as looked down upon as you're estimating. If Dick's driving a truck is anything to indicate, we don't need a designated driver, either.I'm not attached to Gareth in any way and can take him or leave him. Him coming with us isn't mandatory or assumed.
>>2932988>Don't know why you went on such an unrelated tangent regarding Percy.I literally explained in the post. Who ever gave you a passing grade on basic reading comprehension?
>>2933022Let's not forget that Percy, Eli, Dick or Kali aren't an accurate representation of newly graduated trainers.Lots of them are just average 15 year olds with recently acquired super powered pets they have little experience with if the tournament was anything to go by. There's still plenty of reasons to look down at 15 year olds when they're just starting, at the end of the day they're still in their early teens, which would cause plenty of older people to look down at them, it's not like they aren't a dime a dozen or exceptional because of it.And thinking people over at the Capture corps would just give out info on bounties and let any 15 year olds fresh off of Graduation tackle stuff like Mother and her maneating pack is just silly. More often than not they risk sending kids off to their potential deaths, it would be better to keep a clear conscious and tell them no out of principle. I'm just saying we probably won't get details from the posts without getting badges first, so we'd have to rely on just stumbling onto them like we did with Mother and her pack, not that having just any adult with us is a sure thing, after all, depending on how Gareth acts we might still get the same treatment. It CAN help is all I'm saying.As for driving, if anons want to drive I'm not against it, I was referring to having the option to kick back and let someone be the driver rather than being forced to drive yourself.Also Dick's a rich kid, do Percy or Eli even have a driving license? I'm willing to believe anyone can drive a dune buggy in the desert but anything else you'd probably need something, right?And if Gareth doesn't want to come with us or we fuck up a roll for it I won't be salty or anything, I'm just saying the journey can be better with that guy around so disregarding him completely as an option isn't wise, there's also a huge chance he'll leave at some point by his own volition too, we never know and if he actually turns out to be useless or more trouble than he's worth I'm okay with dropping him at any time.>>2933024Kek, right to escalating to insults? We agreed on the same thing, why the personal attack lad?The argument was on the potential usefulness of Gareth aside from fighting, but you open with a whole paragraph about Eli's assumed champion status and your interpretation of Percy's character and desires for this journey and pass it off as related to Gareth's potential usefulness.It's an unrelated tangent that doesn't go where you think it went mate.
>>2933177I completely got what >>2932920 was going for and it wasn't an unrelated tangent but alright.
>>2933177Not sure why you take someone on an anonymous ethiopian food gathering forum questioning your reading comprehension as a personal insult.That said, I'm now also questioning your social aptitude as a result of your judging people by what use they are to you like some kind of tool.Take that as you will.
>>2932739A sudden flash of light blinds you for a second, making you blink. Once you open you eyes again you are standing at the rest stop, at the beginning of the desert.[Gareth]: We are back, just like that. Just “fwoosh” and we are here.Eli: Hehe, no more sand, no more heath, heheheEli:Suck it stupid “Whistling Desert!” You are the best Psychic dude![Eli & Gareth]: Hahaha! Kadabra! Kadabra!The pair is really thankful to the psychic Pokémon, they try lift him up while chanting his name. He’s a bit surprised and instinctively draws his knife to ward them off a bit. He’s a bit skittish.The two trainers understand and take a step back, holding their hands up to show they don’t mean no harm.The three of you are beat, so you’ll take a moment to rest here, get some water and maybe some drinks.Your original plan is to take a Buggy, Eli and you will pool the $2000 together, Gareth wants to help but the reason why he didn’t take a buggy on the first place is because he is completely broke. He’ll give both of you $250 instead, cause that’s the only money he has left.Seems like the man renting Buggies has still a few left, you could go and rent one and hop in later after resting a bit. Besides that, you can see Pidgey and Sporty girl approach someone who stopped for some gas, he’s driving a big-ass black pickup truck. It’s Dick!Besides that, you can spy someone inside the rest-stop who seems to be trying to cover her face with a newspaper to avoid being seen. Accompanying her is a Piplup. You are pretty sure she’s Kali. Also. It seems like this place has an internet connection and service, so you can use your cellphone once again. You receive some messages from your parents asking how you are doing on your first day out of home.>Go get a buggy and chill with Eli and Gareth>Get a buggy and approach Kali(?)>Let’s go with Dick, maybe we can tag along.>Other/ write-in
>>2933591*still has a few left
>>2933591>>Let’s go with Dick, maybe we can tag along.Nonchalantly say hey to Kali as we pass her.
>>2933591>Let’s go with Dick, maybe we can tag along.
>>2933591>Reassure your parents that you are not dead yet>Get a buggy and approach KaliWe have a lot of 'horrible ghost giving me nightmares' things to update her on.
>>2933611Sounds solid +1
>>2933591>>Get a buggy and approach Kali(?)
>>2933591>Let’s go with Dick, maybe we can tag along.>Say hi to KaliPretend we didn’t notice she’s trying to hide herself.
>>2933602>>2933607>Dick>>2933611>>2933618>>2933621>KaliYou send a quick message to your parents to let them know you are still alive and holding up!Eli and Gareth give you the money, you walk towards the guy renting the buggies and get one of your own! [Rental man]: Pleasure doing bussines with ya>Payed: $1000 for the buggy>Got: $250, from GarethYou should get back the time you wasted wandering on the dessert by riding the buggy. This should get you to Ibarra village before night falls.Also….You approach the girl covering her face with a newspaper. The little water-type penguin sits besides her, he seems to be enjoying some ice-cream. He looks pretty happy. Seeing you approach her trainer the Piplup stands up and hugs your leg.Kali: Please don’t go hugging strange people around Piplup. Or you go back in the ball.The little penguin let’s go off you a little disappointed.Kali: PercivalPercy: Kali Kali: What brings you here? Can’t you see I’m busy trying to not be noticed?>Ask her about her new Pokémon>How’s Growlithe?>Do you want to travel with us? We got a buggy!>Hey, remember the ghost thing? We’ll I think it’s following me>Does the name Victoria Orizaba mean anything to you?>Other/ write-in
>>2933646Sorry anon, I'd finished the writing before noticing your vote
>>2933663>>Does the name Victoria Orizaba mean anything to you?
>>2933663>Does the name Victoria Orizaba mean anything to you?
>>2933663>Other/ write-in>"...I can message you instead of talking in person so we attract less attention if it makes you feel more comfortable?"Percy completely empathizes the feeling of being more comfortable over text, albeit in a completely different way.
>>2933663>How’s Growlithe?>Does the name Victoria Orizaba mean anything to you?
>>2933678Oh yeah, are we well away from everyone else? This conversation seems like the sort of thing we wouldn’t want others to hear.
>>2933663>Hey, remember the ghost thing? We’ll I think it’s following me>Also, I'm positive Dick is going to try to ask you to ride with him. Eli and I just teleported back here after trying to hoof it in the desert, I really wouldn't recommend it. Did you know deserts get really hot? I know, crazy. If you want a lift, though, you're welcome to join us. Got one seat left in the buggy.
>>2933663>How’s Growlithe?>Does the name Victoria Orizaba mean anything to you?also backing >>2933684
>>2933684Switching from >>2933671 to this.
>>2933663>Hey, remember the ghost thing? We’ll I think it’s following me
>>2933670>>2933671>>2933676>>2933678>>2933684Gareth and Eli are considerably far away, downing some iced-teas. So, they can’t hear your conversation. There’re quite a few things you want to ask the girl.Percy: How’s Growlithe doing? Kali: He’s fine, he’s been putting a lot of effort since Piplup arrived.The Piplup seems happy to hear that he has helped his teammate try his best. He seems to want a hug from the girl. She just pats him uninterestedly on his head and tell her to finish her Ice-Cream.Kali:Is that all? You just wanted to make sure I haven’t killed my Pokémon like the “horrible trainer ”I am? Call Pokémon-Public Services on me for abuse?Percy: Well no, I just wanted to see how he was holding up. Also, I'm positive Dick is going to try to ask you to ride with him. Eli and I just teleported back here after trying to hoof it in the desert, I really wouldn't recommend it. Did you know deserts get really hot?Kali: You don’t say.Percy: I know, crazy right? Well If you want a lift, though, you're welcome to join us. Got one seat left in the buggy.The girl glances to Eli and Gareth resting their heads on a table.Kali: I’ll consider it…Percy:Also, remember the ghost thing? We’ll I think it’s following me. By any chance, does the name Victoria Orizaba sounds familiar?All the color drains from the girl face, she tells Piplup she can finish her treat later and puts her in her ball. She takes you by the shirt and drags you out to the back of the place. She demands a full explanation, you proceed to tell her about your latest nightmares, and more in-depth detail of the situation at the doll room. She’s pretty pissed at you for not telling her earlier.Kali:Why didn’t you contact me sooner? God dammit Percival! Kali:Don’t call her out in your dreams, and don’t antagonize her. Just try to interact with her as little as possible. You don’t want to catch her more of her attention!Kali: Better call my Grandfather, we really need to change the locks of that room. I’ll stick around for a bit. So, we can discuss this matter further in a more private place.Kali:For the time being, take this. It should keep you free of nightmares. But I don’t think is enough to fully drive her off. Just make sure to go to sleep wearing it.Kali hands you a black bracelet, seems to be made from dark-colored leather and is adorned with small black feathers. You aren’t sure where the leather comes from, but the feather are definitely from a Murkrow. Kali seems to be wearing a similar one.It’s like if you were wearing matching pairs.>Kali has joined the Party!
>>2933815You go back with your group, Kali says hi to Eli and the two girls are quickly chattering about their journeys and the Gym, Kali seems pretty impressed with the story about the man-eating Hippowdons, you can’t tell if her interest is genuine or not. Is hard to read her when she’s talking to others. Gareth asks you as subtly as he can if she’s is 15 too.You tell him she is. Gareth starts beating himself over, he feels like shit. The four of you take a well deserved rest before hitting the road again!The pair of girls and Dick are nowhere to be seen, judging by the number of buggies left you can assume they went with the rich boy on his truck.And, by the way. Who’s driving?>You of course! You may have lightly crashed your parents’ cars last time you attempted to drive, but a second attempt at driving wouldn’t hurt!>Eli: she doesn’t have a driver a license as well and has never driven before. But she really wants to try it. “Let’s hit the road, full throttle”>Gareth: the only one with actual driving experience and a license>Kali: She thinks she can handle it with no problem. How complicated could driving a buggy be?>Kadabra: He’s interested in these humans’ contraptions >
>>2933817>Gareth: the only one with actual driving experience and a licenseOverturning the buggy and getting stranded again isn't something that sounds fun. Since we have someone who can actually drive, we probably ought to let him do it.
>>2933817>>Kadabra: He’s interested in these humans’ contraptions
>>2933817>>Kadabra: He’s interested in these humans’ contraptionsThis can't possibly go wrong.
Rolled 5 (1d5)>>2933817>Kadabra: He’s interested in these humans’ contraptionsWhen you have psychic powers and a knife, things tend to go your way.
>>2933817>>Gareth: the only one with actual driving experience and a license
>>2933817>Gareth: the only one with actual driving experience and a licenseLet him actually contribute for once. Maybe it'll build up his confidence.
>>2933849Forgot that I wanted to roll for my pick initially, but I guess it all points to Kadabra either way.
>>2933817>You of course!
if Gareth can somehow become our bootleg Brock i would be glad
>>2933817>Gareth: the only one with actual driving experience and a license>Kadabra: He’s interested in these humans’ contraptions Best of both. Gareth drives and Kadabra gets knowledge of how cars work from him.
>>2933836>>2933851>>2933852>>2933870>GarethYou briefly consider letting Kadabra take the wheel and vouching for him, but this would be the first time he drives, and getting stranded in the desert a second time will definitely not be fun.Kadabra instead decides to analyze the car before it gets on the road, and maybe read Gareth's mind after you all get to Ibarra VillageEli's a bit disappointed but accepts since she doesn't want to go through the whole ordeal again.Gareth gets a little pumped, you shouldn't take too long, he has some experience driving fast but carefully since he worked as a pizza-delivery-boy for quite a while. During the trip you should....>Talk to Kali a little more, evading the heavy subjects, try to make peace with her. (What should you talk about? Her team? Dick? Ask for a rematch?)>Talk to Eli,( what is she planning to do after arriving at the village? should you keep camping or get an actual hotel room for the night?)>Talk to Gareth (Why did he choose now to go on a journey? Is he aiming for a particular objective?)>Rest for a while Also, it seems like the hot-sands of the desert have speed up a little your Egg's hatching rate! But how much?Roll me a d100>60: It moves frequently, it shouldn't take long to hatch!>70: It could hatch at any moment now!>80: Hello yellow prince.
Rolled 12 (1d100)>>2933939>Talk to Eli
Rolled 49 (1d100)>>2933939
Rolled 84 (1d100)>>2933939
>>2933945>Talk to Gareth (Why did he choose now to go on a journey? Is he aiming for a particular objective?)Is Houndour still iffy about getting in the ball?
Rolled 40 (1d100)>>2933939
>>2933953Actually, scratch that. I don't want to distract Gareth while he's driving. He seems like the type of guy who can't multitask very well.>Talk to Kali a little more, evading the heavy subjects, try to make peace with her. (What should you talk about? Her team? Dick? Ask for a rematch?)I'm particularly interested in the Piplup. Where'd she get it from? What's with the hugging?
>>2933890>Our Bootleg Brock"Percival, this Onigiri is great! Tuna filled are my favorite."
>>2933939>>2933952We need to make sure that it sees us first I refuse to have a Togepi fiasco
>>2933952Well, there you have it.>Talk to Kali a little more about her team, particularly her new additionUnlike Gareth and Eli, she probably won't stick around after we get there, so let's talk a bit now.
>>2933953He prefers to be out of his ball at any time-given. But he bregudignly accepts to be kept inside if the situation calls for it. Like right now where you are currently in a crowded buggy
>>2933973>it hatches>imprints on Gareth immediatelyBy the time we get to the Elite Four, our party's still the same because every mon we try to catch go to Gareth instead.
>>2933986>gareth somehow idiot savants himself a killer team of golisopod, flygon and electavire and becomes champion
>>2933996>He goes on record in the post victory interview saying "I just wanted to go home."
>>2933986>>2933996Stop giving M ideas please... we're going to end up losing all of our new Pokemon to him
>>2933939>Talk to Kali a little more, evading the heavy subjects, try to make peace with her. (Ask her about Piplup)
>>2934019Come on, the reason Gareth got it was because of that nat 1.There's no way QMs gonna make us roll for whether the prince imprints on us... r-right?
Rolled 87 (1d100)>>2934026watch this 1
>>2934026Shhhh, you’re just digging us a deeper hole!
Rolled 79 (1d100)>>2934040Nice try kiddo, but this is how you get a 1
Rolled 1 (1d1)>>2934059Nah. THIS is how you get a 1. Check 'em.
>>2933939>>Talk to Kali a little more, evading the heavy subjects, try to make peace with her. (What should you talk about? Her team? Dick? Ask for a rematch?)Ask her how the journey is going so far, how she got her Piplup, if she has any sort of team in mind, and if she knows how to filter Water Pokemon water so that it's safe to drink.
>>2933970>>2933976>>2934020>>2934049>>2934075Gareth is focused on the road, Eli insisted on riding shotgun, she currently takes care of Avenger who’s sitting on her lap looking at the ample desert. He would like to sketch the view but the road is too bumpy for that. Vulpix is out of her ball, she’s small enough to fit in the buggy with the four of you and is currently looking out for wild Pokémon. She’s practicing her “Powder snow” and “Ice Shard” on her own, trying to hit rocks to improve her accuracy. Percy: Hey, I was meaning to ask about your new teammate. Piplup are quite rare, I don’t think you can catch a wild one here in Aztlan. At least not easilyKali: I didn’t catch her. She’s a special breed Pokémon from White Veil labs. I managed to get it delivered in time thanks to some connections. Percy: I didn’t think you would go for such a cute and friendly one, she seems like a hugger. Kali: Me neither, I told HER I wanted a Froakie with “Protean”, but it seems like they aren’t breeding Dark-types at the moment. Instead, she sent me, her. A Piplup breed to have a friendly and easy to manage personality for starting trainers. Kali:At least her battle prowess is more than impressive. She managed to catch up to Growlithe in no-time. Leaving aside her friendly “try to hug everything first” demeanor. Kali:She seems to perform better after receiving some form of “affection”, so there’s that. She also managed to make Growlithe try harder lately, so she’s been adequate so far.Percy:Wow, seems like positive reinforcements is good for Pokémon!Kali: Sorry, I don’t try to become “besties” with my team.Percy: No! I’m not even being sarcastic here, good for you! It’s a start!Kali:I don’t need your approval. But is good you recognize my capabilities.You can feel some rumbling in your backpack. Your egg who you stored in a safe and cushioned place inside seems to be about hatch!Roll for a “shiny”!Best of three.1d1000DC:1000Also, You are well aware of how “imprinting” works so you make sure you are the first face the Elekid sees!
Rolled 236 (1d1000)>>2934109LET'S GO BOYS
Rolled 903 (1d1000)>>2934109Time to see if it's in the top percentage of Elekids.
Rolled 908 (1d1000)>>2934109meh, who needs a shiny anyway
Rolled 637 (1d1000)>>2934109
>>2934118>>2934116Holy fuck this is closer than I thought we were ever gonna get.
Rolled 994 (1d1000)>>2934109
Rolled 480 (1d1000)>>2934109
Rolled 196 (1d1000)>>2934139Damn, just off by 6
Rolled 77 (1d100)>>2934077Natural
>>2934150>>2934158>>2934119>>2934118>>2934116>>2934114Myself included I like how everybody rolled even though it's a best-of-three
Rolled 514 (1d1000)>>2934167check it
Rolled 18159 (1d100000)q
Rolled 589 (1d1000)>>2934167Hell, I'll go again! Why not?
Rolled 325 (1d1000)>>2934109Fuck it one more time wouldn't hurt
>>2934061More like king of cheating at games amiright?
Rolled 943 (1d1000)>>2934109Think I’ll roll anyways, to see what I’d have got.
Rolled 747 (1d1000)>>2934109
Rolled 405 (1d4096)Let's use the real shiny rate and see what happens
>>2934114>>2934116>>2934118You take the egg out of your backpack, making sure he will be facing at you, you can see the eggshell cracking. Gareth stops the buggy just to be on the safe side. A strange energy fills the inside of the egg leaking trough the cracks before the Elekid bursts out!He’s pretty heavy. But that’s only cause he is considerably bigger than a newborn Elekid. The little Electric type sniffles you thoroughly, he takes a good look at your face and recognizes as his surrogate parent. He stands still for a moment, looking at everyone on the buggy.Gareth stares excitedly at the miracle of life. Eli and Kali seem curious about to your new teammate. Avenger the Trubbish says hi to the newborn and Vulpix is more concerned as to why they stopped.[Yellow-Prince]: What’s up?[Gareth]: Hehe, for a moment there I thought I heard him speak[Yellow-Prince]: Yo, I’m hungry, nurse me or something.Kali: He… he is speaking! He’s speaking English! Eli: WHAT THE FUCK?>Electivire’s keikaku is going along fine >The Yellow King is a very particular specimen, his intellect and the one of the Bisharp that is his mate are arguably higher than the regular Pokémon, they are capable of leading a small-proto society as well as armed forces.>It’s natural his sons and daughters would be exceptional as well>And it’s common for Pokémon born by eggs to adopt certain characteristics of their trainers.>Elekid acquired!>Catch him now? Y/N>Explain your relationship with the King and this facts?>Nah, let them think whatever they want
>The yellow King is a very particular specimen>Catch him now>Explain the relationship with the Yellow King
>>2934212>>Catch him now? YAfter explaining how pokeballs and the concept work.>>Explain your relationship with the King and this facts?We gotta, the king probably wouldn't be happy if we didn't teach him his origins and legacy and whatnot.We should also tell the guy to not speak so freely, a pokemon speaking human would no doubt call way too much attention from all the wrong people/organizations and put the spotlight on Percy
>>2934212>*And it’s common for Pokémon born from eggs carried around by humans to adopt certain characteristics of their trainers.
>>2934212>Catch him now? Y>Explain your relationship with the King and this facts.
>>2934212WHAT>Ask his princeliness if he would like to be caught - the buggy is getting full and it is hot out, after all>Explain everythingProbably should let everyone know that this is probably a perfect storm of events, and not an excuse to dump eggs on us in order to get a bunch of talking pokemon.
>>2934212>Y>Nah, let them think whatever they wantIt will be more fun this way. And telling a kid they are royalty is just going to make him arrogant.Wait a minute, his mom is Bisharp? How tf is that possible?
>>2934250Same egg groups
>>2934212>>2934232Supporting this. The Yellow King was definitely pretty smart to leave him in our care with that adopt-trainers-traits thing, he's going to end up learning the diplomatic side of leading from us, I'm guessing.
>>2934250They are in the same egg group but in game its what ever the mother is
>>2934254In the games the eggs are always the mother species but I guess if that was always the case the male only species like the hitmons would be extint. So... Okay.
>>2934212>The Pokemon Whisperer’s Pokemon became a Human WhispererThat’s hilarious.>Catch him now? YAfter we explain how Pokeballs work and all that, ofc.>Nah, let them think whatever they want>Our friends think we have magical powers or some shit now
>>2934212>Catch him now?Y>Explain your relationship with the King and this facts?In private. The others don't need to know The Yellow King's secrets.
>>2934266I'd like to think of it as just random it could have been either a Elekid egg or a pawniard egg that could have been laid they were both a choice
>>2934242Actually, we should probably keep a lot of this under wraps.>Nah, let them think whatever they wantIf word of this somehow manages to get back to While Veil, it probably won't be good times for the Yellow King.
>>2934236>>2934257Explain everything>>2934250>>2934267>>2934287>>2934277Nah, let them think whatever they want, explain the Elekid in private.Well, it's true that is more common for the eggs to be the same species as their Mother, but if that was always the case, male only species would be extinct! Ditto's aren't particularly common. That's why there where only 12 Elekid eggs as opposed to the various Pawniard eggs at the abandoned factory.Also, it may be for the best to keep the info on the yellow king to yourself for the moment. You don't want to trouble. Eli knows about him but she hasn't got the ful picture of their Pokémon-society.You'll tell Elekid in private anyways. You get some food for the Electric type as he keeps voicing his hunger, you offer him some kibble and he gladly accepts. All of your human companion looks flabbergasted. Gareth tries to touch the Elekid but he’s slapped away. He wants to eat in peace.We go trough how Pokéballs work while he feeds and he agrees to being caught.[Elekid]: Sure Dad, this place is too hot anyways. [Gareth]: Hey, that’s also normal?Eli: I don’t know, this is a first for me too. After he gets his fill Gareth starts the buggy once again and you go to the road! Once you arrive to Ibarra Vilage, the first thing you one to check out is...>The Pokémon Gym!>Look for a place to spend the night>The Capture and Defense post>A Pokémon center>The ruins nearby>The little market stalls
>>2934388*to trouble him*full picture
>>2934388Capture and Defense ForcePokemon CenterPlace to sleepMarket stalls
>>2934405This is a good order of tackling things.
>>2934388>>The Capture and Defense post
>>2934388>The Capture and Defense post
>>2934405This sounds about right. Ruins can wait tilll, like, tomorrow, interested though I may be.
>>2934388>>A Pokémon centerwere still beat up from the hippos right?>The little market stalls>Look for a place to spend the nightLets go to the gym tomorrow
>>2934388Backing >>2934405Gotta ditch the hippos ASAP followed by a quick rest and hearing the news from other people
>>2934388crossing my fingers yellow doesnt catch our autism
>>2934484>tfw Percy's social skills are pretty good with Pokemon only but the King never saw it so he assumes he's some charismatic dude to all 24/7, worthy of teaching his son and a trainer that would give him good characteristics.>His face when Percy brings him the yellow prince and he's a complete autist when talking to Pokemon and keeps going on and on about human trivia as a coping mechanism for when it gets awkward
>>2934388>>The ruins nearbyWe should camp somewhere more private, and away from curious ears>The little market stallsWe need to restock on items, as well as look at tms
>>2934533>mfw prince has a fetish for pokemon in human clothing
>>2934547Will the King ever find it in himself to ever forgive Percy for this degeneracy?
>>2934388>>2934405I support this, followed by ruins maybe to further train up for the gym, were gonna need to look out for a way to make some more dosh too.
>>2934405>>2934409>>2934414>>2934420>>2934428>>2934486>>2934645You made It too Ibarra Village in time! Everyone is just ready to stretch their legs. You let out all of your team except Elekid, whom you first need to talk in private about his “human-talking” and heritage. Eli does the same. Kali let’s out Piplup and Growlithe, the fire type growls at the little penguin but she just thinks that’s Growlithe’s way to say hello, so she imitates him.Kali and her team go towards the local motel to rent a room for the night. Gareth goes to the Pokémon center to heal his team and “Make some bonds”!After explaining Gareth that you are not Elekid’s biological father, and that there is no logical way that could happen. You direct yourself alongside Eli to the Capture and Defense Post. It’s pretty small comparing it to the HQ located on North Pass city, even smaller than a Pokémon center.There are various signs warning trainers to stay away from caves at the desert and be on the lookout for aggressive Hippowdons, stating that they should refrain from engaging them in battle.[C&D]: A pair of rookie trainers, you are here to do some pest control? Return some Trapinchs to their nest or something?Eli: Yo, that’s amateur hour. We want some cash for these beasts! Eli hands the tired soldier the Pokéball where the “Mother” is located, he puts in a PC over the counter, he’s face becomes one of surprise and incredulity. He asks to see your Trainer’s license.The soldier scolds the both of you for engaging such dangerous Pokémon as Rookie trainers with only want badge. Eli dismisses him “We got the job done dude, don’t get your panties in a bunch”. The old man sighs, the girl is right, they caught the Pokémon. He still reminds you it was a stupid and reckless thing to do, as well as explaining how the bounty system works. The C&D posts around Aztlan offer bounties and jobs to any trainer up for it. The Bounties they give info off depend on the Trainers overall accomplishments, badges, previous experience at dealing with bounties, etc. While they take badge on accounts, those are not the only unit of measurement as there are various trainers that prefer to act as bounty hunters instead of aiming for the league.The “Mother” would usually be a bounty given to a single trainer with at least 5 badges, or a small group of various trainers with at least badges. They were planning on doing a search and raid to their nest the upcoming week, but they were waiting for reinforcements as the numbers of C&D Forces in Ibarra Village is quite low and they are mostly dedicated to guarding the place.He’ll let you get away with it, since you captured her and survived. He’ll add this accomplishment to your “Trainer Info” so other posts open more bounties to the two of you.
>>2934652>Got: $6,000 for the 2 Hippowdons!Eli got a paid $20,000 for the mother. The bounty would be lower, but it seems this particular specimen was being searched for some “higher-up with money”.>New Bounties Opened up!You could check in here tomorrow to see what jobs they can offer.You make way to the Pokémon center, Eli is feeling pretty glad, Jaws Evolved, she got some “MAD-CASH” and her team is getting stronger, thinks are looking up for her. She wonders if she should try another bounty tomorrow or go straight to the gym.You both go towards the center to heal your Pokémon. The place is pretty barren aside from a girl with short hair and white garments. She seems a bit older than you, Gareth looks at her from afar, he wants to approach her but he’s had some bad experience recently. Bug-Man and Sand-Rider try to give their trainer some support.While you were walking around town you noticed some potential resting places. Where are you staying? >The Local Motel! Rooms are cheap. $1000 a night, it would be good to shower once in a while>There’s site acclimated for camping near the ruins, let's rest there. >Sleep at the Pokémon center, they got no beds but you can sleep in one of the couches
>>2934658>>The Local Motel! Rooms are cheap. $1000 a night, it would be good to shower once in a while
>>2934658>>The Local Motel! Rooms are cheap. $1000 a night, it would be good to shower once in a whileWe gotta take every chance we can get for a good comfortable rest and a shower. We won't always be able to on the road
>>2934678>We gotta take every chance we can get for a good comfortable rest and a shower. We won't always be able to on the roadYou're right +1
>>2934658>There’s site acclimated for camping near the ruins, let's rest there. Money aint cheap.
>>2934658>Got 13k cash, not counting that statue thing we foundNiiice.>The Local Motel! Rooms are cheap. $1000 a night, it would be good to shower once in a whileCan camp tomorrow night onward, but for tonight we’ll sleep somewhere comfortable.
we still gotta look at the ruins and ask Dick about the idol
>>2934652Huh. Bounty Hunter might be right up Percy's alley. He could probably talk a few down/figure out their needs and get them on their way.
Rolled 43, 89, 64 = 196 (3d100)>>2934665>>2934678>>2934683>>2934692>The motel it is!>WritingAlso rolling for Gareth and his teamDC:80
Rolled 36 (1d100)>>2934709first real roll. Don't fuck up, me
Rolled 51 (1d100)>>2934709
>>2934705Honestly, to get a bounty the pokemon need to have already done some shit, I mean Mother's pack already murdered humans.I doubt talking them down and sending them on their way will put food on the table for ol' Percy as a bounty hunter.Maybe a job at a shelter? That's where the misunderstood ones are. Percy can help their rehabilitation
Rolled 87 (1d100)>>2934709
>>2934712>>2934727>>2934739Wasn't the DC for Gareth? Why are you rolling?
>>2934754Oh my bad.
>>2934709You decide to stay at the Motel for the Night, Eli was considering camping but since she got some extra cash she figured she could pass the nigh at the motel as well.Gareth is broke so he’ll sleep at the Pokémon center. Whoever, before getting some sleep, you decide to check out the market stalls outside the center. There are a couple of them, most sell supplies for Trainers but they also seem to have some other things.>Current Money: $$14,850Products offered:>Potion: $300>Super Potion: $700>Revive: >Escape Rope: $550 (other twenty meters)>Food rations: $500 x Pokémon (a week’s worth of ration, you have enough to feed your team of 6 for 4 days.)>Revive: $1500>Repel: $350>Quick claw: $10,000: Lets the holder move first occasionally (Holder moves first regardless of speed if he rolls a 9 or 10 in combat)>Burn Heal: $300>TM 78: Bulldoze $10,000What are you buying?
>>29348235 super potions?Pokefood ×6?1 revive?
>>2934838+1Also add a burn heal>>2934823Rope doesn't get used up right OP?
>>2934823Also, while you walk through the stalls you see Gareth walking alongside the girl at the Pokémon center, they seem to be talking and in a good mood. The girl seems pretty serious at first, but Gareth manages to make her smile slightly while they talk.The white garments on the girl are probably her work uniform. There’s an emblem with engraved on her clothes reading. W.V Labs[Gareth]: Hey Percy!The college aged guy approaches you smiling. [Gareth]:He’s the dude that found me at the cave. Percy, this is Lydia, we met at the Pokémon center, we are going out for some dinner and some drinks. She’s stopping by here for her job.[Gareth]: (To your ear, trying to be discreet but failing at doing so): She’s 20!The girl finds his attempts endearing. Giggling at the doofus. [Lydia]: It’s good to meet you PercivalPercy: Same to you! Percy: (Discreetly at Gareth) Weren’t you broke?[Gareth]:Oh crap, I forgot about that[Lydia]:Don’t worry, tonight is my treat.[Gareth]: Between meeting you and Eli on the desert, getting a new teammate, and tonight, I can say I’m a pretty lucky guy Percival. The pair go on their own.Also regarding the motel>Go get a room for yourself>See if Eli wants to share a room? (Requires roll: ???)>See if Gareth wants to share a room so he doesn’t sleep on the Pokémon center? [Send him a message after his date] (Doesn’t need roll, He’s down for it)>See if Kali wants to share a room?.... To discuss the matters of your nightmares and the ghost obviously.-------------------->>2934848Nope, it doesn't get used, unless you manage to break it, but more rope would let you delve deeper while exploring
>>2934858Forgot PicAn approximation of what Lydia looks like
>>2934838+1That TM is tempting but it would be a long term investment since none of our pokemon can currently use it. I say we come get it if we get some extra cash.Speaking of cash, we should call Dick's dad sometime.>>2934858>See if Gareth wants to share a room so he doesn’t sleep on the Pokémon center? [Send him a message after his date] (Doesn’t need roll, He’s down for it)>>2934865HHMMPH, you made her older than us on purpose motherfucker
>>2934858>>See if Eli wants to share a room? (Requires roll: ???)
>>2934865>gareth even gets gets the cute aether grunt girlis Gareth /ourguy/
>>2934865oh man, that one anon's gonna be pissed that Gareth stole his waifu
>>2934823Can we see about selling that statue thing we found in the Hippowdon's cave?>>2934858>There’s an emblem with engraved on her clothes reading. W.V LabsFuuuuck.>Go get a room for yourself
>>2934858>>2934838Adding another Escape ropeLets get our own room and then just invite Kali to it then we could also discuss stuff with Elekid
>>2934858>>See if Eli wants to share a room? (Requires roll: ???)full autism
>>2934858>Share room with Eil
>>2934858>>See if Kali wants to share a room?.... To discuss the matters of your nightmares and the ghost obviously.Can't we do this without having to share a room? The misunderstanding would be hilarious but we can just have a talk in the room before bed you know?Anyway>See if Gareth wants to share a room so he doesn’t sleep on the Pokémon center? [Send him a message after his date] (Doesn’t need roll, He’s down for it)Is the only sensible choice. Asking Eli to share a room, even for shits and giggles, might permanently fuck over our current relationship if rolled poorly enough, plus it's still too soon, it's just been a full day into the journey.
>>2934858>Go get your own room>Call dicks dad?
>>2934823backing >>2934838 >>2934848>>2934858>See if Eli wants to share a room? (Requires roll: ???)
>>2934838For our shopping list, I don't see much wrong with this. Get rope if everyone else wants to, I guess.>See if Gareth wants to share a room so he doesn’t sleep on the Pokémon centerI would hope he'd be sleeping IN the Pokemon center, but he can do whatever he wants to, really.And because I don't think we did it at the rest stop,>Text your parents back
>>2934858>See if Gareth wants to share a room so he doesn’t sleep on the Pokémon center?>Talk to Kali about the nightmares
>>2934898>Can't we do this without having to share a room?I'd assume this is Percy finding an awkward excuse to share a room with Kali. I'm sure we can invite her to our room to chat normally.
>See if Gareth wants to share a room so he doesn’t sleep on the Pokémon center
>>2934823>10 Potions>6 rations>2 RevivesTell Eli about the Bulldoze TM. Tremor can use it, after all, she might be interested. And we can share TMs.Reminder that we need to teach everybody Double Team and Toxic next chance we get.
>>2934838>>29348485 super potions: $3,500Pokefood ×6: $30001 revive: $1,500Burn heal: $300Escape rope:$550Total: $8,850Leaving you with: $6,000You try to see if you can sell the stone idols but the merchant refuse. However, they tell you that you should show it to the Gym-Leader he's an archeologist leading most of the explorations done in Ibarra Village, if the things is legitimate he would certainly pay a very good price for it.>>2934876>>2934888>>2934896>>2934903Eli>>2934874>>2934898>>2934909>>2934917Be a pal>>2934882>>2934899Get your own roomYou forward a message to Gareth, at the rest stop he gave you his contact info. [Gareth]: Alright bud! You da man. I'll be crashing down later.Also>Message Kali about the nightmares and that whole ordeal.Should you invite her over while Gareth arrives?>Invite her>Just text her>Met her somewhere else, (where?)And regarding the Elekid.>Tell him about everything, but address him just as Elekid>Tell him about everything, address him as "The Yellow Prince" make him take pride in his heritage>Other/ write in
>>2934962>Just text herDunno what else is there to say but whatevs>Tell him about everything, but address him just as Elekid