Fun Conversation Editionhttp://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/qstarchive.html?tags=Pokemon%20Island%20Adventure%20Questhttps://twitter.com/GobbleQMALL BINS: https://pastebin.com/u/GobblepokemonCharacter info pastebin in progress: http://pastebin.com/iB0tb7rzDice odds for best of 3: http://pastebin.com/994WTT3gLatest bin: https://pastebin.com/MnTZZFQuGeneral rules:There is a 10 minute voting period after each post. Non-contradictory votes will be combined as best as possible.Write-ins for all votes are always welcome and encouraged. They may not all make it into the post or be altered to fit in, but I'll do my best to at least try to address the spirit of the write-in.Very important or contentious votes may be redone in a stricter voting system as circumstances warrant.Combat mechanics involve three rolls of 1d100, taking the best, and using the base accuracy and crit ranges of the the PTU system, roughly, but the 'turn order' will be more like the anime, where sometimes you can do a few moves in a row or be hit by a combo of moves yourself, all depending on circumstances. Stronger moves tend to take more time and have more cooldown than weaker moves and also may leave you open to an interrupt, so beware of that timing. Speed is more important for closing ground, intercepting, and other things and doesn't necessarily mean going first.Pokemon and trainers are unique, and may have certain specializations, skills, or other things that the video-game mechanics might not allow. Some examples: That kung fu Bellsprout in the anime, that crystal Onix, or a Roggenrolla that can fly. Herb's perception skills, pokemon knowledge, context clues in general, and other things will hopefully come into play to avoid completely unfair, unforeseeable bullshit, but expect more bullshit from more advanced trainers.Call me out on a mistake and receive a suggestive picture, mostly likely a butt.Pokemon:Gobble (Munchlax)Mace (Roggenrola)Belladonna (Roserade)Dice (Feraligatr)Sorbet (Vulpix)Ghost Pepper (Rotom)Location: Eelilee Festival groundsRecently: Herb and his pokemon stop the out of control carnival ride
>>3389987Hype! I’ll be working today though, sadly. Good luck everyone!
>>3389987Hey Gobble! Hope you had a nice week!
Woo! Wanna Keira fug I!
>>3390040[It was a rough week, but all stuff I had to grow to handle and am stronger for it. How was yours?]
[Full disclosure; I've had a few drinks as a celebratory measure. Please don't be shy about correcting my inevitable mistakes and please accept my apologies for not being 100% for the quest tonight. I'm excited though!]>>3390042[Maybe]
>>3390051I actually spent the whole week managing the office, because my boss went on a vacation and left me on charge. It wasn't a complete disaster, so I'm satisfied.
“Cubone, come on.” You very slowly reach out and touch the end of the club, lowering it slightly. “She’s just talking. Nobody is going to do anything you don’t want.”Cubone looks a little assured, and she does lower the club a bit more, but she still keeps both hands on it, ready to act just in case. You also notice that Ghost Pepper is approaching and listening to the conversation. Your words seem to have drawn it’s attention.Cubone cocks it’s head. It seems to want to know more.You nudge Hana. “Go on.”She fidgets nervously in your lap. You get the sense that she’s feeling extra vulnerable and uncertain since she’s relying on you to be her mobility. You hold her steady.“Cubone. I don’t want to do anything you don’t want. I just thought that since we seem to understand each other, at least on a certain level, that maybe we’d make a good team. If you ever want to leave I’m alright with that.”Cubone seems intrigued. It cocks it’s head again. It’s not sold on the idea, but willing to listen.>Keep encouraging Hana to talk>Add something to back up Hana’s case. She’s at a disadvantage>Leave her with Cubone>Ask Gardevoir to come help translate>Something else
Anyone else been having problems with 4chan X? I have, ended up uninstalling it but damn native 4chan kind of blows.
>>3390109>Add something to back up Hana’s case. She’s at a disadvantage
>>3390109>Keep encouraging Hana to talk
>>3390109>Keep encouraging Hana to talkShe can handle this.
>>3390109>>Keep encouraging Hana to talkMmm, get me going with all that confidence
>>3390109>>Keep encouraging Hana to talk
You encourage her with another nudge. “You can listen to Hana, Cubone.”Cubone’s grip on her club remains, but it seems more out of habit than desire.“I can’t replace your family. Nothing can.” She pauses. For quite a while, too. She seems lost in thought. “But I can be something else. Reliable. A pillar you can lean on. Not a replacement for what you could have had, but someone who’ll help you while you learn to stand on your own, so that when you find someone else to turn into family you’ll know you’re choosing it instead of clinging to the first thing that makes you feel like you belong.”Cubone really lets those words sink in. As she thinks, Hana cuddles in deeper onto your lap.Cubone looks around. She’s a bit worried about something. Her eyes seem to linger on Dice especially, but she looks at all the pokemon and people around the camp behind you. Cubone also looks at you, as if she expects you'll say something. You don't know if she means you'll say something about Dice, or about wanting to train her yourself, or something else.>Maybe you and Hana can both take an active role in training Cubone>Ask Hana what she means by that>Talk about Hana being a great trainer>Talk about the importance of trust and bonding in general>Offer to talk to Dice on Cubone’s behalf>Set Hana down, offer to come back if she needs you. She’s got this>Something else
>>3390110I did but if you're using chrome and it's not updating you have to disable something in the advanced settings. It'll tell you when you load a page near the top in a text bubble what to disable
>>3390208>Talk about the importance of trust and bonding in general
>>3390208>>Talk about the importance of trust and bonding in general
>>3390208>>Maybe you and Hana can both take an active role in training Cubone>Offer to talk to Dice on Cubone’s behalf
>>3390208>Talk about Hana being a great trainer>Talk about the importance of trust and bonding in general
Cubone looks really ready to listen, but Hana isn’t sure about what else to say.You decide to step in a little, and add your own thoughts. “Having people you can trust, and lean on, and be taxing to in your weak moments, that’s, well, something that everyone needs.” You think not just of your brother depending on you, but all the times you relied on others, like your grandpa. “It’s important to be able to have someone, or more than one someone, like that in your life.”“Herb always knows how to say it.” Hana adds in, giving you a soft wiggle. “I know it’s scary to trust someone else as your trainer. We can ease into it, or we can just not do it. Either way, I want to stay friends.”Cubone nods.“Does that mean you want me to be your trainer?”It shakes its head. “You’re not sure yet, but you want to train with me?”Cubone nods.“Sounds good, Cubone.” hana says, reaching out. Cubone takes one hand off it’s weapon to shake Hana’s fleshy hand.“The only expectation I have of you is the same I had a minute ago.” Hana assures Cubone. “Just that we’ll be able to talk anything out.”Cubone’s weapon drops to the ground with a soft, almost inaudible thud. It looks out to the stars.>Leave them be>Give a case as to why Cubone should go farther, and let Hana catch her>Stay in silence with them, late into the night>Something else
>>3390351>Leave them be
>>3390351>Stay in silence with them, late into the nightIf only because Hana can't actually move if we just leave her there.
>>3390351>>Stay in silence with them, late into the night
>>3390351>>Leave them beLet's leave them to their bonding
You leave them to their bonding after a long moment of silence. Well, not that long, but it felt that way. “Let me know if you need help back.” You assure Hana.She smiles. You know she’ll be fine, even if your urge to stay and help still tugs at you.You leave them both to bond. You want to stay and be a part of if, but you know that sometimes you just have to let others have their moments, and stories, and special things that aren’t about yourself.You feel spiritually refreshed despite leaving that scene, and return to your tent. It seems like most of the party as gone to bed. You’re in for a surprise when you see Keira sitting over Laki.“Herb!” Keira jumps, wrapping her spindly limbs around your body. She slides down. For half a second you’re worried about Laki’s reaction. But as she turns over from her prone position to look at you, she smiles.“Hey Soft Hands. Keira was just practicing some stuff.”Keira nods. “Fertility aid rituals.”You finally see all the little candles, incense, small gatherings of flowers and plant offerings, and other items around the tent.>Think that Laki is abusing your trust>Voice that Laki is abusing your trust>So...I guess you’ve warmed up to the idea of Keira joining us?>Assume nothing, ask Laki if she can tlak privately for a moment>Leave that topic aside for now. Cuddle Laki and fall asleep>Something else
>>3390460>Think that Laki is abusing your trust>Leave that topic aside for now. Cuddle Laki and fall asleep
>>3390460>Neat!>I told Val I’d give her and her Pokémon massages, why don’t I bring her over here and you can tell me about the rituals?
Could someone explain why/how Laki would potentially be abusing our trust here? I’m not feeling it, I think I might be missing some social cue.
>>3390494Agreed, not sure where trust would be abused here.>Assume nothing, ask Laki if she can tlak privately for a moment
>>3390460>tlakbutt pls>Leave that topic aside for now. Cuddle Laki and fall asleep
>>3390520So, guys, re:pregnancy;There’s a thing you can do in Loanan culture, I forget if it’s festival-specific, that’s like getting engaged to get engaged.I think it’d be fair for Herb to tell Laki that, if she’s not pregnant now, that he’d like to be married first before having a kid. It’s something that’ll make his family happy and they can still move fast, just in an order he’s more comfortable with. It’d push the kid, like, 9-12 months farther down the line, not the many years a lot of people wait to have a kid.
That wasn’t supposed to be a (you).
“Neat!” You announce as you settle into the tent. “I told Val I’d give her and her Pokémon massages, why don’t I bring her over here and you can tell me about the rituals?”“Yeah? Alright Soft Hands. Bring her in.”You go find Valerie, who is having a chat with Abigail as they show off each other’s pokemon moves. Abigail seems embarrassed when you approach. You think her and Conqueror were showing off a little.Valerie seems eager to come enjoy a massage. You extend the offer to Abigail too, but she seems a bit distracted and embarrassed. She calls you a rude but endearing name and sets you on your way.“Alright. Double blonde time.” Laki says on your arrival.“Laki!” Valerie half scolds, half looks a little concerned about.“Come on Soft Hands. Me last.” Laki says. “Do Valerie and her Pokemon first.”Well, you don’t want to rock the boat. You start working on Herdier as Valerie releases it into your now cramped tent, and watch as Keira does a quick blessing ritual onto Laki’s belly.“I hope that’s right.” Keira says. “It’s so weird. I’m used to being intimately familiar with everything I do. Now I’m like a helpless babe. Everything is so new and strange.”>Hey, you bet you can unlock Valerie’s pokemon’s potential before their big show>Get your massages done and get to sleep. You want to enjoy tomorrow>Offer to help Keira once you’re done>Ease into the inevitable conversation with Laki about Keira joining you>Something else
>>3390482ditto>>3390494>>3390506We told her we would be open for that night, and that we were in it for the long haul relationship wise. and shes stolen the march and is being a bit overly aggressive about it. That said we know about this part of her psyche the whole putababyinmenow persona. So I think we should mention it and tell her to put strong laki in control a little more and let her know we arn't running away.
>>3390567>Hey, you bet you can unlock Valerie’s pokemon’s potential before their big show>Offer to help Keira once you’re done
>>3390567>Get your massages done and get to sleep. You want to enjoy tomorrow
>>3390567>>Get your massages done and get to sleep. You want to enjoy tomorrow
>>3390567>Ease into the inevitable conversation with Laki about Keira joining you
You finish up with Valerie’s very stressed pokemon. They all seemed to really need a little pampering. You guess it’s not just trainers that have worries about these things.“Oh. Omigosh Herb.” Valerie says as you work on her knots. “You’re amazing at this.”Laki takes your arm. “Alright. My turn.” She seems not jealous, but eager. She puts your hand on her shoulder as Valerie begins to exit the tent.“Thanks, Herb. I should get to sleep. It’s a big day tomorrow. And, um, thanks, everyone. Even though we just hung out, I really needed this. I feel more...centered.”“You can stay.” Laki offers.Valerie looks happy for the invitation, but declines. “I think you want your privacy.” She says knowingly as she leaves.“Awww, I guess that means it’s time for sleep.” Keira yawns. “Alright. Tomorrow is another day.”Keira just sort of curls up and goes to sleep at the foot of the sleeping bag you share with Laki. You give Laki a quick but complete massage, relaxing with and somehow not getting distracted by all the ways her body responds to her touch. Laki quickly turns you into the small spoon, wrapping you in comfort and warm safety, as you drift off to sleep.You dream of...>Nothing in particular>A nightmarish, angry spirit dragon chasing you>A future full of children>Something in the past>The woes of your pokemon>A brilliant new recipe>Something else
>>3390686>A future full of children
>>3390686>>The woes of your pokemon
>>3390686>A brilliant new recipe
>>3390686>Something in the past
>>3390686>>The woes of your pokemon>A future full of children
>>3390686>A future full of children>A brilliant new recipeCooking together?
You have no focused subject of your dream. There’s a lot going on. Chaos and disorder are all over your mind. At least, at first. Soon, things come into focus. Your mind becomes centered on one thing; your pokemon.You see an image of a small, unevolved Gobble. He’s holding something nebulous, but heavy. What he’s lifting doesn’t matter. What matters is that he isn’t able to keep it lifted. He looks to you, offering a bittersweet smile, before being crushed by the weight. Or at least, it seems like he might have been. It’s unclear. Your vision is blocked before it happens.You want to help. You want to tear away the fog and lift with him. Empower him. Feed him. Do something. But your energies and attention are limited. Your other pokemon will need you. Your friends and lovers will need you. You’ll need yourself.>Trust he can handle it. Save your energy.>Rush through the fog and lift side by side with him>Force feed him. He doesn't want it now, but he needs the strength and will thank you later>Beg into the fog for someone else to help him>Something else
>>3390803>Trust he can handle it. Save your energy.
>>3390803>>Trust he can handle it. Save your energy.
>>3390803>>Something elsePush through the fog and offer a hand on his shoulder for encouragement.Hes got this but Hes not the only one growing. we are right there with him.
>>3390803>>Rush through the fog and lift side by side with him
“You have this, Gobble.” You say, offering offering but morale support as the fog closes in. Gobble pushes and strains against the unseen weight as your vision of him fades. If he overcomes his challenge or not, you’ll never know. All you can do is believe you’ve given him what he needs to be prepared.There’s Mace. Good old dependable Mace. But something’s not quite right. The excess energy from not evolving that he burns off seems gone. Faded. What remains is an empty, worn out husk. A rock without life remaining. Aged, empty. Spent. A creaking, worn out old man inside of a rock barely offers you a glance.>Let him go. He deserves his rest>”Fight Mace! Do not go gentle into that good night”>Give him your energy. Whatever it takes>Ask for his help. Give him a duty to fight for>Something else
>>3390860>”Fight Mace! Do not go gentle into that good night”
>>3390860>Give him your energy. Whatever it takes
>>3390860>”Fight Mace! Do not go gentle into that good night”>Something elseCoock up some of his favorite noodles that hes seen a hundred times before but is still enjoyable, then ask him what you should cook next. there is always something new to see and just because somethings been seen before doesn't reduce its value.
>>3390860>>”Fight Mace! Do not go gentle into that good night”>>Give him your energy. Whatever it takes
>>3390860>>Ask for his help. Give him a duty to fight for
”Fight Mace! Do not go gentle into that good night!” You shout into your dream. There’s no physical feedback in your dream, but that just means you have to try harder to be satisfied with your effort. You storm forward and give him energy. He’s your pokemon. He’s your friend. You won’t just let him go and accept what happens. You’ll fight with him. And you’ll keep him strong! Your pour energy unto him with one arm and flip fried noodles with another. By the time you’re feeding him food instead of what’s in your spirit, he’s stirring, moving. He’s not a young pup, but he’s alive. He’s willing to see and experience more new things. But you’re drained. Exhausted.“Hey.” You feel yourself wake up suddenly. You weren't done. You had more to see and do. But the pushing of Laki on your arm shunts you out of your unconsciousness. “Soft Hands. Wake up.”“What is it?” You squint. Gobble stirs by your head, and Mace is sleeping soundly near the tent entrance.“Well, I wanted to talk before everyone wakes up.” She says.“Sure, about what?”“I’m just...You know I love you, right?”The words make your heart race, even now. You know there will come a day when they don’t, even if they’re still comforting, but until then, you embrace the shot of alert excitedness from hearing that. You nod.“Good. Because I know your sister doesn’t really like me. And I get that. If I were in her position and I saw some girl trying to make babies with my little brother I’d...anyway, I get it. But that’s not what I wanted to talk about. I want you to know that if you want help dealing with Max, I’m in.”“What do you mean?” You whisper.“Whatever you want.” She says back. “We can set him up somehow, or I can just emasculate him, or intimidate him into leaving her alone. I know it’s not stuff you’d jump to, but...I saw how upset you looked.”>Absolutely not. End of discussion>...what kind of intimidation?>Set him up how?>You appreciate the offer, but that’s too far>Something else
>>3390936>You appreciate the offer, but that’s too far>"he's perfectly capable of making a fool of himself without our help."
>>3390936>You appreciate the offer, but that’s too farI already threatened to break his legs, I take threats to my family very seriously. Ultimately my sister is my sister. If he doesn't treat her right or doesn't bail soon you kind of feel sorry for him.I mean our sister was the master of pranks back in the day, we just kept screwing her up with out of nowhere cupcakes.
>>3390936>You appreciate the offer, but that’s too farHe'll out himself as a fuckboy soon enough
>>3390936>I appreciate it, but,>I’m going to trust my sister to say something to me or mom or Dad if she has any problems.>She’s trusting me on my “alternative lifestyle” after all.>I don’t like him, but it’s more important whether she does. And, she seems to.
“I appreciate the offer.” You say. “But-”“But it’s not right.” She tries to finish your sentence.“But it’s too far, and I honestly think he’s capable of making a fool out of himself without our help. Besides, I already threatened to break his legs.”Her eyes take yours in for a moment. She looks impressed. “Well alright Soft Hands.”“And my sister is smart. She’ll say something to me or our parents if she has any problems. I might not like him, but she does.” You leave out ‘for some reason’.“Well, the offer is always open.” She says. “I know how you see things, Soft Hands, but as far as I’m concerned, I’m not about ‘right or wrong’. I’m about being on your team. So if anything comes up that you’re not comfortable with, come to me.”The morning is still and quiet. Nobody else is awake, yet.>Now’s a good chance to ask about Keira>Get early morning training in>More cuddles and sleeping in>Cook a glorious super breakfast for Valerie before her big show>Something else
>>3390995>Now’s a good chance to ask about Keira
>>3390995>>Now’s a good chance to ask about Keira
>>3390995>Now’s a good chance to ask about KeiraI need it. NEED.
“Hey.” You whisper to Laki as you both keep close under the warm blanket against the chilly cold morning air. “Can we talk?”“Just for the future, you never just ask your girlfriend if you can talk without giving context first.” She says, sounding a little like Hana. “What’s up, Soft Hands?”“Well, I wanted to see how you felt about Keira...you know.”Her face is inexpressive. Or maybe just hard to see in the early morning light. “She’s been great. I really think this is her calling.” Laki’s hand takes yours as she aggressively pulls you in to be spooned again. Her breath against the back of your neck and soft, but firm, body against your back make you feel safe but also a little helpless. “But you’re not asking about that, are you? You want to know if we’re going to give her more hands-on help about experiencing what it’s like.”You nod.“Let me ask you this, Soft Hands. Be honest. I won’t get mad. If you were...give her your pride, what would be your motivation?”>Keira’s your friend and asked for your help>You like helping everyone>You genuinely want to make her and everyone else happy and don’t really care about the way you accomplish that.>She’s really cute, and you’re a testosterone filled man>You feel a little guilty about accidentally misleading her>Something else
>>3391066>Keira’s your friend and asked for your help>You like helping everyone>She’s really cute
[I'm afraid that's it for tonight. I want to apologize for the general lack of quality today. I'm a bit out of it still. That being said, we'll have a big thread on Sunday and really get into the meat of some quest items and move things along. I'm glad you're all still doing well and hope you have a great night!]
>>3391066>She’s really cute>You genuinely want to make her and everyone else happy and don’t really care about the way you accomplish that.>Keira’s your friend and asked for your help
>>3391066>She’s really cute>Keira’s your friend and asked for your help
>>3391066>Keira’s your friend and asked for your helpSimple and to the point
>>3391066>Keira’s your friend and asked for your help>I know she can manage without me and find someone else to practice with. I don’t feel obligated. But I want her to get to have a first time where she feels comfortable and familiar.>I’m not going to feel comfortable with this if you and Hana aren’t there and participating and enjoying it though. I don’t want you to feel like you’re giving me something, I want us, together, to be giving her a safe environment she can be vulnerable in.>Keira knew what she wanted to do before she asked me anything. So keeping your friendship with her healthy is higher priority to her than getting a favor, okay?
>>3391079Hey Gobble, I see you've got notable moves written down for the other pokemon in the Powla, but could you also include what they have learned up to on their level-up list? It'd be a big help to me.
Also, what's Val's team look like these days?Also also, I've put together a summary on how Herb's doing on his big overarching goals here:https://pastebin.com/dtq3B5LsPlease take a look, I think it's a good way to keep track of what we should be pursuing.
>>3391066>You genuinely want to make her happy, because she is a really dear friend to you>You know she would feel safe and comfortable if she had her first time with you, and in turn, you would feel better knowing she isn't doing it with some asshole like MaxWe may not be in love with Keira even if she has been my personal first choice since the beginning and I love everything about her, but we do have an incredibly close relationship with her. This isn't about just helping any friend or making any random person happy, it's about Keira, and this will be one of the most important moments of her life.
>>3391485I’m actually a Kierafag too and agree with this 100%. It’s not about adding her to a harem (and I don’t want to now that we’ve chosen others), it’s about doing what will be best/most comfortable for her and what will make her the most happy. It’s not going to be a great start to her future career if she starts out with rejection and having to settle. It’s weird and contradictory, but I see this as a more spiritual/platonic relationship (with some sex for ritualistic purposes) as opposed to the more conventional partnership with Hana/Laki. Basically, I want to do this, but I don’t want to collect girls.
>>3391066>Keira’s your friend and asked for your help>You genuinely want to make her and everyone else happy and don’t really care about the way you accomplish that.
>>3391585It'd be nice if she and her kid still came over to Herb's place for dinner all the time down the line, though. Not full harem member maybe though personally that's still my ideal case but still family.
>>3392832Sure, it would be a little weird and out of character to cut ties, especially considering their friendship. I only meant that Kiera and Kiera-spawn wouldn’t be living with/financially supported by Herb. Kiera is going to end up as a temple leader and the kid would likely be supported through those means. There just doesn’t seem to be a downside for anyone involved here.
>>3391066>She’s really cute>You genuinely want to make her and everyone else happy and don’t really care about the way you accomplish that.>Keira’s your friend and asked for your helpThe first reason is why we would be lying if we said we hadn't idly thought about it at least once. The other two are why we're actually considering it instead of brushing it off as just a random fantasy from our lower head.
>>3392832I can see Keira becoming a full harem member, but only if from the get-go she’s dating Hana and Laki as well as Herb. The, ah, completeness of the Herb/Hana/Laki triangle is what has allowed it to work as well as it has, and I think if the relationship is going to become bigger, messier, and more complicated, that quality will need to extend fully into the new form it may take. It’s a long shot, really. I’d expect it to be an occurrence in the epilogue, really.
>>3394707Yeah, it might be epilogue material. Didn't Keira once mention that only senior fertility priestesses were permitted to marry, because they had demonstrated that they can balance a relationship and their duties? A formal relationship with her wouldn't be permitted at this point anyway.
>>3391458[This is amazing. Thank you! I can't express enough how great this is. I will definitely produce a move list for other characters this week. It's something I've wanted to make for awhile.][Also, thread in about 2 hours.]
Soft Hands, Hard Body!http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/qstarchive.html?tags=Pokemon%20Island%20Adventure%20Questhttps://twitter.com/GobbleQMALL BINS: https://pastebin.com/u/GobblepokemonCharacter info pastebin in progress: http://pastebin.com/iB0tb7rzDice odds for best of 3: http://pastebin.com/994WTT3gLatest bin: https://pastebin.com/MnTZZFQuGeneral rules:There is a 10 minute voting period after each post. Non-contradictory votes will be combined as best as possible.Write-ins for all votes are always welcome and encouraged. They may not all make it into the post or be altered to fit in, but I'll do my best to at least try to address the spirit of the write-in.Very important or contentious votes may be redone in a stricter voting system as circumstances warrant.Combat mechanics involve three rolls of 1d100, taking the best, and using the base accuracy and crit ranges of the the PTU system, roughly, but the 'turn order' will be more like the anime, where sometimes you can do a few moves in a row or be hit by a combo of moves yourself, all depending on circumstances. Stronger moves tend to take more time and have more cooldown than weaker moves and also may leave you open to an interrupt, so beware of that timing. Speed is more important for closing ground, intercepting, and other things and doesn't necessarily mean going first.Pokemon and trainers are unique, and may have certain specializations, skills, or other things that the video-game mechanics might not allow. Some examples: That kung fu Bellsprout in the anime, that crystal Onix, or a Roggenrolla that can fly. Herb's perception skills, pokemon knowledge, context clues in general, and other things will hopefully come into play to avoid completely unfair, unforeseeable bullshit, but expect more bullshit from more advanced trainers.Call me out on a mistake and receive a suggestive picture, mostly likely a butt.Pokemon:Gobble (Munchlax)Mace (Roggenrola)Belladonna (Roserade)Dice (Feraligatr)Sorbet (Vulpix)Ghost Pepper (Rotom)Location: Outside the Eelilee Festival grounds
“She’s my friend, and she asked me to help.” You whisper, almost confused that that has to be said. Maybe she’s asking about something else. “But, if you’re asking if I think she’s cute, then the answer is yes.”Laki blinks. “Well, your honesty is part of why I made you my man.” But her tone isn’t angry, or even disappointed. “She is cute. And I’ve had a bit of a blocker in my head about being able to define someone in the clergy like her as that.” She pauses for another moment before seeming to change elements for whatever dish is in her head. “Hearing you say it is actually nice. I’m not threatened like I thought I’d be, but it’s because you’re not hiding anything. And...” she smirks, “I’ve seen how much I make you want to ravage and breed me.”Oh dear. She starts running her hands on your body, but the start of movement just outside the tent makes her hesitate for a moment and cools off.“Soft Hands, I know you’d want to help her even if she wasn’t your friend.” You nod. You want to say more to emphasize that point because she gets it, but she’s still talking. And the nod is enough to let her know she’s reading your mind. “But I think this is one of those ways of helping that requires friendship, or something like it. I want to help too. But...I don’t have the same connection with her as you do. Yeah, we get along great, and yeah, we had a fun time pranking you when we first met. But you and her...well, you have a friendship I might have gotten a little jealous of. Before. Not now. Shut up. Don’t worry about it.” You didn’t say anything, but okay. “What I’m saying is that her and I get along great, but I don’t feel like we’re very close. I want to be closer to her so she can feel more at ease with me helping, but I don’t know how.”>You’re pretty sure the act of helping Keira>Wait...so does this mean all four of us are going to...>Advise she open up about a vulnerability>Don’t ask me, ask Keira>You believe Keira feels closer to Laki than Laki assumes>Something else
>>3395992[>You’re pretty sure the act of helping Keira would make her feel closerSorry. Guess I was too eager to get started]
>>3395992>You’re pretty sure the act of helping Keira>You believe Keira feels closer to Laki than Laki assumes[innocent Herb brain whirring noises]>Wait...so does this mean all four of us are going to...
>>3395992>You believe Keira feels closer to Laki than Laki assumes>Don’t ask me, ask Keira
>>3395992>Don’t ask me, ask Keira>You believe Keira feels closer to Laki than Laki assumes
>>3395992>How about we give you two some time to spend just the two of you today? We can still all get together to watch Val’s competition or whatever other main event today has.
>>3395992>You believe Keira feels closer to Laki than Laki assumes>You’re pretty sure the act of helping Keira would make her feel closerBut anyway>Don’t ask me, ask Keira
You risk putting your head up to look in the tent. Keira is still sound asleep near yours and Laki’s feet. “I think she trusts you and feels closer to you than you think.”Laki mimics your action and looks at Keira too, before returning back to having her head half-covered by the blanket. “Maybe, but not like you. I want to know what we can do to become closer. How to let her know I’m safe for her to trust. What should I do?”“You should ask her, not me.” You offer simply.Laki looks annoyed at first. After a moment of thinking it over though, her face shows her thoughts and she agrees with that answer. “I hate that it sounds so simple and makes so much sense when you say it like that. Alright. I will.”Keira starts to stir awake. “We’ll talk with her and Hana later.” Laki tells you quickly.The little camp that you have starts coming to life a short time later, buzzing with activity. You find Hana and Cubone having had spent the night outside, cuddled up.“Hey, where’s Ghost Pepper?” You ask the still half-asleep Hana after it just occurs to you that you haven't seen the little guy this morning yet.Hana’s hand rises up. She wakes up very quickly after realizing that wasn’t done under her own power. You both enjoy a laugh as the mischievous pokemon zooms away to see what Valerie is up to.Actually, what is she up to? She’s got a small laptop setup and is watching something. She slams it shut when you approach.“Hey, Herb. Just thinking about my performance today.”“Nervous?” “A lot less than I was. Thanks.” She says. But she does look a bit more stressed when her stomach growls in hunger.You suppose that’s your queue. You and Gobble get to cooking right away. He seems eager this morning. You feel pretty well rested yourself. With that energy and motivation, you’re both able to cook up a nice breakfast quickly, giving you some spare time with your cooking gear before you should pack it up.>Try to figure out that ‘poison’ dish you got at the fair>Work on some Worry-Seed coffee>Try to work on Roserade tea>See if you can figure out Stelitsi, the hearty dish that keeps you going well after eating it>Experiment with your ultra hot peppers>Something else
>>3396140>Try to work on Roserade tea
>>3396140>>Try to work on Roserade tea
>>3396140>Try to work on Roserade teaSounds like it could help Val better than the other options.
“Hey Belladonna.” You call your cute little Roserade over. Huh. She’s not that little these days, is she?She runs over with a grace that’s so unlike the stubby-legged budew that she used to be. But the look in her eyes when she glances up at you is still the same.“Hey, so I had an idea. Involving what they call Roserade tea.”She perks up. Without even waiting, she unleashes a storm of leaves into a nearby rock. For half a second out of the corner of your eye you thought that one in the path of green destruction was Mace, but he’s safely way over on the other side of the camp.“Woah! Alright! You can stop n-”Belladonna continues the Petal Dance, making a storm of destruction in that general area. You draw a few heads from the camp but everyone loses interest on seeing it’s just you and your pokemon using a move. After a few more seconds, Belladonna spins and flops over, adorably confused. You catch her before she hits the ground.“Thanks, Belladonna. But wait next time, alright?”She tries to give an okay sign, but can’t quite seem to focus her eyes as they spin and twirl. You gently set her down to rest it off.You and Gobble gather a nice amount of leafs, and try to figure out the next step.“Is it just a matter of adding boiled water?” You ask aloud, trying to think. As you work on it and ponder, Hana approaches, eating a banana from Keira’s Tropius. “Making tea?”“Hopefully.” You pat Belladonna as she recovers and you try to think. “How’d things go with Cubone?”“Great! I think we’ll become good friends. I’m really glad we met her.”Gobble and Belladonna look to Dice, then to Hana again. They both look a little uneasy about that. Belladonna shifts a bit closer to the eggs you have laid out by your other ingredients.>Now guys, Cubone’s been with us awhile and hasn’t caused any problems>We should all train together some time>Talk about what’s going on with Laki and Keira>Ask if she wants to try the tea first>Have the tea first yourself>Something else
>>3396353>>Now guys, Cubone’s been with us awhile and hasn’t caused any problems>Have the tea first yourselfA chef always tastes his cooking first.
>>3396020Robutts is awesome goddamn.
“Now guys, Cubone’s been with us for awhile and hasn’t caused any problems.” You remind them. It’s simple, direct, and they seem to take it in pretty effectively. At least, they seem to react for the time being. You half expect Belladonna to harumph, and she does just a little, but she also seems to give it some genuine thought, too.You take a sip of the tea after a lot of blowing on it. Your constant and consistent practice with cooking, and Belladonna’s great health, seems to have paid off. The tea is refreshing.“Ah.” You relax. After a few more taste tests and trying to make sure there’s no strange after tastes, you offer some to Hana. She then invites the others over.“Oh, Herb, Bella, this is heavenly.” Valerie says.“Yeah. Gotta say, I usually think tea is pretty lame but this isn’t bad. Oh yeah, got any more of stuff from before?” Abigail asks. You give her the leftovers, which she scarfs down greedily.“Before I forget, Herb, I want to do something to say thanks. Sometimes I get some items I don’t have any use for in the contest from sponsors or extra props or things like that. Is there anything you’d like me to keep an eye out for?”>A cape for Mace>Pauldrons>Something nice for Abigail as a surprise>A pretty dress>A collar for Dice, he’d look cool>Something cute for Sorbet>You don't need anything, but thanks>Something else
>>3396555>Something nice for Abigail as a surprise
>>3396555>>Something nice for Abigail as a surprise
>>3396555>Something cute for Sorbet>A cape for Mace
>>3396555>A cape/pauldrons for Mace
>>3396555>A cape for Mace
>>3396555>Something cute for Sorbet
>>3396555>Something nice for Abigail as a surpriseNot necessarily something she'd use for a contest, but just something nice in general, you know?
“Well, maybe we could find something for Abigail.” You muse.“That’s sweet.” Valerie says. “I wanted to offer her something that doesn’t fit me anymore, but I don’t know how she’d react. Her clothes are so worn out but she seems a bit sensitive about...you know, we have different household circumstances.”“Hmm, I didn’t think about that. We could take her shop-”“Shopping” Valerie almost explodes. “Okay, but if I see anything she’ll like, I’ll grab it anyway and figure out how to give it to her later.”“I hate to be greedy, but can you also keep an eye out for a cape for Mace, and maybe something cute for Sorbet?”Instead of being overwhelmed by your request, she starts to bounce in her spot. “Omigosh yes! Oh, he’d look so dashing! Oh, what material would blow well in the wind for him? And Sorbet! A little bow, or...or...”“What are you guys whispering about?” Abigail asks quizzically.“Fashion!” Abigail squeals. She downs her tea and shoots up. “Alright! This is the energy I wanted! This is what we need for the contest. Come on, let’s go!” She starts gathering her pokemon, waiting for nobody.You and everyone quickly gather things up and go with her down to the festival grounds. Today’s theme is on older children. People just entering puberty, around your brother’s age. The games and activities seem more focused on that today too, but there’s still plenty for everyone.“Thanks again.” Valerie says before trying to run off. “I have to get ready, but watch my contest tonight, okay?”“You got it.” Laki says.“Good luck!” Hana offers.“Lick some butt!” Keira tries to use a mainlander expression.“Piss off those prissies.” Abigail says with something that almost sounds like warmth, despite the words.With that, Valerie is gone, and everyone else is looking around the festival wondering what to do.>The magikarp catching game looks fun>Teach pokemon care to the younger kids>Let’s try a slower, safer ride>Try an amateur contest battle>Enjoy more foods>Something else
>>3396681>Try an amateur contest battle>Something elseInform Keira of the... connotations of what she just said.
>>3396681>The magikarp catching game looks fun
“Uh, Keira, it’s ‘kick’.”“What is?”“You ‘kick’ butt.” You elaborate.“That doesn’t sound very fun.” She seems confused.“Licking butts does?” Abigail asks.Hana turns her head so fast that you almost worry something bugged out.“What? Oh!” Keira giggles. “I suppose that does imply that, doesn’t it? That’s hilarious. You know, you’re really funny, Abigail.”Abigail seems a bit taken aback by the compliment. She regains her composure. “I guess that’s better than funny looking.”Keira loses it.You decide to try out an amateur contest battle while they’re going on. It seems like they’re a focus of today before the main contest show starts. There’s a bunch of people just having fun with unorganized exhibition matches, and there’s also some small tournaments with prizes going on too.>Join a small tournament>Join the big, competitive tournament with the big prizes>Just have a fun exhibition match with someone>Something else
>>3396786>>Just have a fun exhibition match with someone
>>3396786>Join a small tournament>something elseSee which of our pokemon seem most interested. Sorbet and Bella are pretty much shoo ins, but I could see Mace or Dice not wanting to perform.Also, I am overjoyed at the realization that Keira is such a sucker for horrible jokes.
>>3396786>fun exhibition matchThe pro wrestling or martial arts movie of Pokemon battles: all the flashy impractical bullshit that would get your ass kicked in a real fight but looks really damn cool if you pull it off.
>>3396851This is a vote for having a fun exhibition match by the way, since I just realized that might not be clear the way I wrote it. ...ideally Valerie can give us a cape for Mace first though. What would his entry music be?
>>3396786>>Join a small tournament
>>3396786>Join a small tournament
“I think I’ll join that little tournament.” You say, pointing to the sign up area. It seems more like an amatuer thing than the more serious, larger tournament that’s also accepting new applicants. The prizes aren’t nearly as huge, but it seems more focused on fun and won’t take up your whole day.“That works for me.” Laki says. “I was hoping Keira and I could do our own thing for a bit. But good luck!”Abigail raises an eyebrow. She’s not asking any questions but seems to think something is up.You look among your pokemon to see how eager everyone is. Dice doesn’t seem too interested, but he’s not against the idea either. He might come around if he sees the others having fun. Belladonna is very eager, jumping in spot and probably ready to rebel if she isn’t chosen at least once. Sorbet seems a bit shy, but as she watches two trainers have a little exhibition match focusing on looking good over raw damage, seems at least intrigued. Gobble looks like he can show off, and quickly shows some jabs. Mace doesn’t look excited at all, but you know he’d be willing to try his best if you asked. Ghost Pepper seems excited to try, although there’s some hesitation in general to be under pressure.“Oh! A mainlander contestant! Welcome aboard!” The friendly person at the register desk says as you put your name to paper. His Yungoos makes a cute noise and offers you a paper. “Please review these rules and we’ll get you started with your first match. Good luck!’You check over the rules. They seem simple enough. You have one pokemon per match and can’t switch, except if you and the other trainer want to do a double battler instead. You’re both judged based on the style and combinations of the moves instead of focusing on knocking the other side out, but knockouts do count as a win. The other side loses points as you pull off judge-pleasing attacks, and whoever has the most points when the short time is up wins. Or you can win by taking out all of your opponents points.Before you know it, you’re being summoned to get ready for your first match. The middle aged woman waves at you and wishes you luck, and you do the same. She seems friendly!You look over which pokemon you want to choose. Belladonna is the most eager, but she also seems to be in a really competitive mood that might be a bit aggressive for your opponent.>Go Belladonna>Go Mace>Go Dice>Go Gobble>Go Ghost Pepper>Go Sorbet>Something else
>>3396981>Go Ghost Pepper
>>3396981>>Go Ghost Pepperor>>Go Sorbet
“Alright, you’ll go up first, alright Ghost Pepper?”Belladonna looks upset, but she keeps herself from doing anything. Yet. Ghost Pepper zooms haphazardly towards you in that strange zig-zag way of his. Or hers.“Remember, Ghost, this is a contest battle. It’s all about style.”Ghost looks quizzically at you, and a little uncertain. He bursts into bright lights even under the bright and heavy sunlight of the day. He’s ready to prove himself.The middle aged, harmless old lady produces a cute little Mudkip. She gives it a little pep talk.You look to Ghost. He seems like he really wants to jump in and give it her all.>Psych Ghost up. You believe in him>Go easy. It’s a water pokemon that looks young>Don’t say anything. He seems in a good mindset and you don’t want to disturb that>Give some tips, be strategic>Something else
>>3397092>Something elseEncourage Ghost to share their ideas with us; We'll try to work them into the battle, and it's always good to be on the same page.Also, He seems like he really wants to jump in and give it her all.(this might not be a mistake but instead a way of showing Ghost's gender ambiguity, but I thought I'd mention it anyways.)
>>3397107[Yeah, I meant it for ambiguity but have a butt anyway]
>>3397092I like this>>3397107
“Got any good ideas?” You ask the buzzing, electric ghost. “I can try to work them in.”Ghost Pepper buzzes in a circle. Not from excitement, but from feeling pressure and needing to just do something. Even though you haven’t known Ghost for as long, it’s apparent in how it acts.“Hey. It’s alright. I’m just asking because I want you to be able to share if you have any ideas.”Ghost calms a bit, and thinks. He seems to throw the first thing that comes to mind out, flies through a trash can as if it weren’t there.“Hey, that’s a good idea! We can take advantage of your ability to go through stuff.” You compliment. “Good thinking, now let’s battle!”You send out Ghost, and the other trainer has her Mudkup run out. It’s a fairly small area, and there’s not a lot of fanfare, but the judges are paying close attention and have an official looking timer and two small screens that represent your points.“And....begin!”“Sorry, kiddo. This tournament is mine! Mudkip! Use Mud Slap!”Mudkip, wearing a pretty little bonnet, prepares to attack.Ah! Her whole attitude has changed! She looks so much more competitive now!>Quick! Go under the ground so it doesn’t hit you!>Fly up and use a dark, purple confuse ray>Get it first with a spooky Astonish! Go offensive!>Use Charge, then another electric move!>Ghost! Go into one of those screens! Let’s have some fun!>Something else
>>3397192>Fly up and use a dark, purple confuse rayGet them to throw mud everywhere, so that we can show off Ghost's speed/ability to phase through things, preferably while using charge between each phase. Finally, we can finish it off with a thundershock that will light up the sky!
Rolled 38, 56, 31 = 125 (3d100)>>3397197[Roll it!]
Rolled 57 (1d100)>>3397226Witness me!
Rolled 81 (1d100)>>3397226
Rolled 5 (1d100)>>3397226Rollin!
Rolled 86 (1d100)>>3397226
“Fly up and use Confuse Ray!”Ghost buzzes in a zigzag pattern upwards. The Mudslap manages to catch him as he goes upwards, but it’s not a clean hit, and he looks neat punching through the mud in a sudden burst of speed. His purple ball of confusion flies smoothly and gracefully through the air in an odd but captivating way. It lands right on target.But instead of the quick advantage you were hoping to secure, the Mudkip is retrieving something from it’s bonnet. A berry! The judges are waiting to see how this turns out before taking pointsGhost Pepper zips around up high, semi-invisible from the sun right behind it.>Fly through the judges table before return to the fight to up the appeal of your next attack>Confuse Ray again!>Use a big wide Thunder Wave to get Mudkip while it eats the berry>Zoom from the sun with Electro Ball>Charge, give the illusion of electricity coming into the sun>It's a difficult shot, but try to hit the berry with Thundershock>Use Trick to steal that berry>Blot out the sun with an Ominous Wind
>>3397284hey uh, rotom has levitate
>>3397287[I honestly have no idea how I forgot that.]
>>3397284>Something elseLayer electro webs on top of each other, so that they glow bright as a second sun, before using Trick to steal the berry, and leave that little gift there to blind and distract them in turn!
>>3397284>Use Trick to steal that berryYoink!
Huh, Mudkip isn’t ground type.
Rolled 43 (1d100)testing if it'll let me roll
[I'm afraid we'll be calling it there. But we're running for sure on Wednesday. I'm going to try to organize some things that are way overdue before then, thanks to inspiration from that wonderful anon that put together that pastebin.You guys deserve more focus in this quest and I'll do my best to deliver. Have a wonderful day and try not to get pranked too hard.]
I can't wait I want to fug Keira now
>>3397321Thanks for running!Wish I could have participated more today, but I was at a party.Glad you liked my pastebin! I should be able to make another one organized around our Pokémon once you show the moves lists and then a third one to collect all the loose odds and ends.>>3397368The time for crushing some guts seems to be approaching quickly.
>>3397460>crushing some guts Please don't put it so crudely. Say "kissing the womb" instead.
>>3399417You mean delving into the great hole to the spirit world?
>>3397321 Thanks for running Gobble! I'm really annoyed that I've somehow missed the last two runs. Don't feel too pressured, real life comes first.
>>3399431Displacing some organs.
>>3391458[I added some moves but it's still in progress. We'll have more tomorrowhttps://pastebin.com/iB0tb7rz]
Did that Polu bin ever get done?
Ninjask>Be cuteYou’re god damned right.
>>3400367A few notes for as you put together the moves/abilities, if you're open:Meowth evolved.Togepi knows Wish and Double-Edge.I'd suggest using Serebii.net instead of bulbapedia to get the most complete sense of what moves a pokemon might know, since it includes a list of moves that can be known by transferring over from a previous generation.I don't know if you plan on filling in more natures or just sort of nixing that. This go 'round has been really great about characterizing the pokemon as individuals, so natures aren't as necessary, though they do still give an indication about stats.And if you're taking suggestions on abilities, ignoring the pokemon I think I remember having confirmed abilities, or that I don't have much opinion on:Wailord: PressurePersian: TechnicianTogepi: HustleTirtouga: Swift SwimCutiefly: Honey GatherTropius: HarvestNinjask: Speed BoostVivillion: Shield DustAnd I haven't really given any thought to Jane, Polu, or Valerie's Pokémon since they're not usually around for us to train our pokemon alongside, and I can't even be certain what their teams are, though I'm sure I could think of cool builds.
Rolled 1 (1d2)>>3400788[Thanks! Thread in a bit. Also, I need some rolls!]
Rolled 78 (1d100)>>3404910
Beautiful Battle Edition!http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/qstarchive.html?tags=Pokemon%20Island%20Adventure%20Questhttps://twitter.com/GobbleQMALL BINS: https://pastebin.com/u/GobblepokemonCharacter info pastebin in progress: http://pastebin.com/iB0tb7rzDice odds for best of 3: http://pastebin.com/994WTT3gLatest bin: https://pastebin.com/MnTZZFQuGeneral rules:There is a 10 minute voting period after each post. Non-contradictory votes will be combined as best as possible.Write-ins for all votes are always welcome and encouraged. They may not all make it into the post or be altered to fit in, but I'll do my best to at least try to address the spirit of the write-in.Very important or contentious votes may be redone in a stricter voting system as circumstances warrant.Combat mechanics involve three rolls of 1d100, taking the best, and using the base accuracy and crit ranges of the the PTU system, roughly, but the 'turn order' will be more like the anime, where sometimes you can do a few moves in a row or be hit by a combo of moves yourself, all depending on circumstances. Stronger moves tend to take more time and have more cooldown than weaker moves and also may leave you open to an interrupt, so beware of that timing. Speed is more important for closing ground, intercepting, and other things and doesn't necessarily mean going first.Pokemon and trainers are unique, and may have certain specializations, skills, or other things that the video-game mechanics might not allow. Some examples: That kung fu Bellsprout in the anime, that crystal Onix, or a Roggenrolla that can fly. Herb's perception skills, pokemon knowledge, context clues in general, and other things will hopefully come into play to avoid completely unfair, unforeseeable bullshit, but expect more bullshit from more advanced trainers.Call me out on a mistake and receive a suggestive picture, mostly likely a butt.Pokemon:Gobble (Munchlax)Mace (Roggenrola)Belladonna (Roserade)Dice (Feraligatr)Sorbet (Vulpix)Ghost Pepper (Rotom)Location: Eelilee Festival grounds
Rolled 98 (1d100)>>3404936Heya gobs!
!ariek guf annaw I! ooW
Rolled 71 (1d100)>>3404910let's do dis
Rolled 52, 90, 32 = 174 (3d100)[Ignore me!]
>>3404992I gotta work, but I reccomend you guys go charge, then discharge.
“Ghost Pepper! Use Trick to steal that berry! Quick!.”Ghost zigs, then zags, then zigs and zags! Then instead of zigging again, he zags a second time in a row! It’s the perfect move to steal that berry right before Mudkip chomps down on it.Ghost snickers mischievously. It’s not a dominant, condescending laugh like what Belladonna gets. It’s a fun, restrained giggle with an electric energy. He looks like a kid that got away with their first big prank.The judges go wild at the turnabout, but but Mudkip is already giving chase to Ghost and will likely be able to catch up to him right away. It seems able to keep it’s confusion at bay.>Let it get close and Discharge!>Turn around and Thunder Wave>Flash it right in the eyes>Astonish>Duck under the ground>Try to juke it out>Something else
>>3405058>Duck under the ground,then >Astonishthem for a surprise attack!
>>3405058>Let it get close and Discharge!Hey Gobble, I was planning on sleeping instead of participating tonight, but my anxiety doesn't want me to sleep at all.I hope your week is going well!
>>3405076[Oh no! I hope the anxiety doesn't last!]
Rolled 86, 29, 25 = 140 (3d100)[Roll it!]
Rolled 96 (1d100)>>3405111
Rolled 41 (1d100)>>3405111
Rolled 88 (1d100)>>3405111
Rolled 25 (1d100)>>3405111Rolling!
“Ghost! Duck!”Ghost goes up for half an inch, then dips down under the ground itself. He’s gone in an instant. And Mudkup is stuck looking around for its target. The little Water pokemon looks left and right, confused as to where it’s opponent will come from.“Astonish!” You command!Nothing happens right away. You and the judges and the opposing trainer watch closely.A mad cackling comes from the overhanging light post above! You just now notice that it turned on in the bright daylight. Ghost drops from inside the lamp post down just an inch above Mudkip, who jumps in a scare.Mudkip’s trainer though, still gets a command through. “Water Gun!”The water gun shoots Ghost back up, knocking him into the lamp post he came from.The judges take some of your style points away from that attack. But looking at your opponent’s points, you’re a pixel away from victory! It’s so unintuitive because Mudkup doesn’t look that hurt. But this is a battle of style over damage.>Use the lamp post to enhance Flash!>Finish it with a quick Thunder Shock>Use the electricity from the lamp to make a massive Discharge>Try Shock Wave>Uproar as loud as you can>Use Charge to setup a mega electric attack>Something else
>>3405201>Use the lamp post to enhance Flash!Go full rave mode
>>3405201>Something elseWait for a second water gun, then dodge and use discharge on the water stream itself!
Also, can I propose that Ghost Pepper be abbreviated to Pepper or Pep instead of Ghost? Because that just sounds terribly unimaginative.
>>3405214I wouldn't mind that, Pepper just sounds happier to me as a name.
Rolled 80, 66, 52 = 198 (3d100)[Gimme those dice!]
Rolled 5 (1d100)>>3405236
Rolled 72 (1d100)>>3405236
[Gimme one more!]
Rolled 63 (1d100)>>3405255
“Foresight! They can’t hide from us!”“PEPPER! FLASH!” You shout. The lamp explodes into flashing lights. Instead of one big flash, it’s a blinding, rapid flashing that somehow comes through as a strobe light in the daytime. The points quickly fade from your opponents bar, showing a decisive victory on your part just as the Foresight lands. A small target appears on Pepper. Or at least, on the lamp post Pepper is inside.“Victory goes to Herb!” The judge announces.But the flashing keeps going. You and your opponent slowly approach the flashing post, trying not to look at it but still trying to figure out what’s going on.“Ghost Pepper. The match is over. You can stop.” You shout into the light. It’s not loud, but the light somehow feels like you need to yell into it to be heard.The flashing continues.“Want help?” She offers.>Retrieve Pepper with a pokeball>Command firmly for him to stop>Ask Hana to come and offer a hand>Ask the opponent to help with her Mudkip>Something else
>>3405305>Retrieve Pepper with a pokeball
>>3405305>Retrieve Pepper with a pokeballWe'll need to talk with them about this. On a side note, I'm kind of worried they gave themselves a seizure, and if so, it's probably best for them to be in stasis so we can get help.
>>3405305>>Retrieve Pepper with a pokeball
“Pepper! Come back!” You use your pokeball. Despite the blinding, flashing lights, you’re able to aim it well enough. The flashing finally ends.You have to blink quite a bit.“What happened?” A judge asks.“I’m not sure.” You respond, looking at the pokeball.The three judges look amongst themselves. Your opponent goes to them and starts talking about something you can’t quite hear clearly. But the general gist of it comes through anyway. You think they might be talking about the outcome of that matchBelladonna stomps impatiently. She seems a little upset at not having been in the first match>Worry about that later. Release Ghost Pepper and see how he is>Get involved in the conversation. This getting stuck flashing happened after the match. Whatever they’re talking about shouldn’t affect the outcome>Go talk to Belladonna>Something else
>>3405385>Worry about that later. Release Ghost Pepper and see how he is>Something elseReal quickly, "Sorry, Bella, I just wanted to save you for last." Also, use your pokedex to check Pepper's health before you release them from the ball, just in case it's some unknown medical issue that caused this.
>>3405385>>Get involved in the conversation. This getting stuck flashing happened after the match. Whatever they’re talking about shouldn’t affect the outcomeJust because Pepper couldn't control themselves afterwards, doesn't change the results. Honestly, she should know better
>>3405385I like both of these>>3405393>>3405395
>>3405385>Get involved in the conversation. This getting stuck flashing happened after the match. Whatever they’re talking about shouldn’t affect the outcome
>>3405385>Worry about that later. Release Ghost Pepper and see how he is
First you’ll worry about Pepper. You’re not sure what happened and want to know that he’s okay. You quickly take out your pokedex and check his status in the ball.Huh. He seems alright. Not at full strength, but nowhere close to hurt. He looks exactly like a pokemon that won a clear victory in a recent battle.“Sorry Belladonna. I just wanted to save you for another battle.” You tell her as you pass by. It seems enough to placate her for the moment. Feeling relieved at that, you turn your attention to the conversation before you miss your chance to get involved.“I’m not asking for a win. I’m saying you shouldn’t reward that sort of thing.” The woman who was your opponent tells the judges. “It’s not a responsible lesson for young mainlander men. I-”She goes silent when she sees you approach.A judge, looking to change the subject, but also with some concern, looks to your pokeball. “Is your pokemon healthy?”>Yes. I need to talk to him though. Thanks>What do you mean ‘mainlander’>You won fair and square>Maybe she has a point worth at least hearing out. Ask her to clarify>Something else
>>3405462>What do you mean ‘mainlander’Fuck this cunt.
>>3405462>Something else"My dex says they're fine physically, but well, I'm not sure if they're fine mentally. It's just that, before I caught them, I... don't think they had a very nice life.
>>3405462>Yes. I need to talk to him though. Thanks.>Good match! I had fun.
>>3405469>You won fair and squareAlso this, actually.
>>3405462>Maybe she has a point worth at least hearing out. Ask her to clarify>You won fair and squareMaybe we're jumping to conclusions, but unless the lesson is "you need to train your pokemon more" she's just being a sore loser
>>3405462>Maybe she has a point worth at least hearing out. Ask her to clarifyKill with kindness.
>>3405476You don't drop that kind of thing to win points in an argument with a stranger, dude, that's a total breach of trust. We haven't even talked to Pepper about it.
“My dex says he’s physically fine.” You say, not sure how to explain the rest. “I may need to talk to him, though. Thanks for asking.”The judges look among themselves again. You always have a hard time reading people when they do that. And it seems like a common thing on the islands.“And I think Ghost Pepper earned his victory, if that’s what we’re talking about. It was a good match and I had fun.”The woman is silent. She seems embarrassed.“I want to hear what you have to say.” You gently insist. You glance back to your other Pokemon who are watching from just outside earshot. Besides wanting to always give the benefit of the doubt, you want to set a good example for your pokemon.She coughs. “I was saying, and please don’t misunderstand, that it’s considered...taboo to use public infrastructure like that.”“Taboo is a strong word.” One judge says. “But it’s considered...impolite towards the Electric temple. The circuits in the things they build, like this post, are carefully painted and blessed to warn spirits to stay out to avoid interference or problems.”“Which is why I was saying you should have points deducted in your next match.” The woman explains. “It’s the same standard any Loanan would be held to.”The judges don’t seem to fully agree with that, but aren’t strongly opposed either. It seems like a greyer area than what she’s saying. At least in their view.The woman’s words seem nicer, but the sideways glance she gives you for half a second seems odd to you. That’s just your imagination though, right?>That’s reasonable. You accept>You didn’t know>But you’ll be using a different pokemon. They don’t deserve to be punished for something they didn’t do>Accuse of her of being a sore loser>Well, you’ll leave it to the judges. You trust them to know what’s best>Something else
>>3405590>That’s reasonable. You acceptFuck it, not like the win is even valuable to us regardless, and besides, it'll make us look like more than just another mainlander dickhead anyway, which is what I'm sure the woman thinks we are anyway.
>>3405590>But you’ll be using a different pokemon. They don’t deserve to be punished for something they didn’t doultimately, though,>Well, you’ll leave it to the judges. You trust them to know what’s best>Something elseActually, why is she talking about Pepper like they're a spirit? They're a ghost type pokemon, yes, but there's a difference between a spirit and a ghost pokemon.
>>3405590>But you’ll be using a different pokemon. They don’t deserve to be punished for something they didn’t do>And if it is so important, why was it not in the rules? I would happily abide by any rules given to me, and if the judges see fit to dock points? I will abide their judgement. But, this is the first time this has ever come up, and no one had told me anything of it, not my traveling companions three of whom are native Loanan, nor my friend who while a mainlander, is often in these competitions.
>>3405590>>But you’ll be using a different pokemon. They don’t deserve to be punished for something they didn’t do>Well, you’ll leave it to the judges. You trust them to know what’s best
>>3405590>That’s reasonable. You acceptFrankly Bella needed a handicap anyway, she's 2fab.
>>3405609>And if it is so important, why was it not in the rules? I would happily abide by any rules given to me, and if the judges see fit to dock points? I will abide their judgement. But, this is the first time this has ever come up, and no one had told me anything of it, not my traveling companions three of whom are native Loanan, nor my friend who while a mainlander, is often in these competitions.Just change that to "If it was in the rules I wouldn't have done it." and I'd back it.When you talk way too long like that, it comes across as you whining/rattling off excuses and makes people think you're disingenuous. There's no reason to be nearly that long-winded.
>>3405590>You didn’t know>But you’ll be using a different pokemon. They don’t deserve to be punished for something they didn’t doThank them for explaining too.
“If it is so important, why was it not in the rules?” You ask, more curious than offended.“It’s not a rule of the contest. It’s our culture. It’s something everyone knows.” The woman says.Oh. Nobody told you. But you don’t say that. You think you know how that would sound coming from you. “I don’t think it’s fair to my next pokemon. It’s not their fault.”“You are your pokemon are a team. Yes, sometimes they won’t have some opportunities because of your actions. And you will lose some opportunities because of theirs. But the sum of your lives will be better, and more whole, for your union. You and they are family.” The lead judge says. It seems a little preachy, but it’s not a bad sentiment.“Thank you for explaining. I trust you to do what’s best and accept your judgement.” You offer a polite bow to the judges.You let them talk among themselves about what happens next. They seem relieved that you didn't cause a scene, which feels odd to you. Maybe you're just reading too much into things that aren't there.Your next match will wait until the other first round battles going on finish, which shouldn’t be too long.Hana and Abigail are watching some of the other matches. They seem to have stopped paying attention after your win, not seeing anything wrong.>Do a quick routine with your pokemon to get ready>Go to Hana and Abigail before your next match>Chat with Ghost Pepper>Bow to your opponent, too>Watch other battlers to get ideas>Something else
>>3405692>Chat with Ghost Pepper
>>3405692>Chat with Ghost Pepper>Bow to your opponent, tooWe should let Pepper know that they don't have to talk about it right now, but that we're worried for them about what they did.
You bow to your opponent.She looks a little taken aback, but bows respectfully back. “It was a great match. Thank you.” Her tone seems genuine.With that, you step aside and take out your pokeball. “Come on out, Pep.”Ghost Pepper buzzes about with surprising speed. Enough to make you wonder if he took “pep” as a command. He comes to a standstill near you.“Hey, Pepper.” You say as the pokemon stops in front of you.“He is worried, but doesn’t want you to know.” Gardevoir’s voice echoes in your head, spooking you a bit.Ghost turns to face her, looking razzled. “I wish to translate.” She says. You’re not sure if that’s to you or him. “It is a joyess task to illuminate. And this one makes bright lights.” That sounds almost like there’s a wink in her normally flat tone.You don’t have much time to talk.Bella stomps up at him, looking upset.>Tell Pepper how important it is to listen the first time>Ask Pepper what happened>Explain to Pepper that he put your next pokemon at a disadvantage. He’s on a team>Tell him he scared you. You worried>Something else
[That's it for tonight. I think our next one will be Friday. I'll try to work on organizing stuff if I can and working on the Polu bin. Please don't be shy about any questions, criticisms, etc. And have a great night!]
>>3405744>Ask Pepper what happened, and tell him that >You're scared for them, and worried about whether they're okay.>>3405747Thanks for running!
>>3405744>>Tell Pepper how important it is to listen the first time>Tell him he scared you. You worried
>>3405747Thanks for running Gobble! Sorry I missed most of the session, got caught up in some stuff.
>>3405744>Ask Pepper what happened
>>3405747I see you added a bunch of those details in the pastbin!Some notes:Togepi still needs wish added.Chatot's ability is listed as pressure, this is either a big accomplishment for Laki/Chatot or a typo when you were adding Wailord's ability.Several pokemon have their abilities already confirmed, or there's only one canon ability, and are ready to be listed.Pepper: LevitateBelladonna: Technician (it's listed as her Roselia ability)Bergmite: SturdyChinchou: volt absorbShedinja: Wonder guardHitmonlee: Limber I think?Hydregion: LevitateSpiritomb: Probably Infiltrator, I think we would have noticed if it had PressureAggron: Probably not Heavy Metal, or that would probably have been noticed.Adding Cubone and Gardevoir to the bin would probably be a good idea too, especially as (I think) Cubone has gotten to a place where we can start focusing on her training.I'm really excited to start hashing out training ideas for these guys, so I'm looking forwards to seeing these details fleshed out.
>>3405747Unrelated to anything happening in this thread, but do we know when Laki's birthday is? Or anyone else's for that matter? I know Hana's birthday was the same day we were at the grass temple and we only found out by accident.
>>3408929I don’t think we even know Herb’s birthday.
>>3408929[When it's narratively convenient. If you'd like to have that event I'm totally open, though]
>>3410953What I’m hearing is “Herb should have a Barmitzfah equivalent.” and I’m 100% on board.
>>3410953Herb seems like the kind of person who wants to give his friends well planned, thoughtful gifts, especially since he nearly missed Hana's.>>3411229Never before have I felt such a mighty need.
>>3411229This sounds amazingly fun and a great way to get some more family time.That is if the Fugs don't interfere.
>>3411229To expound on my idea here, I’d really like to see Herb on the other side of the cultural divide some more. Being the one with the traditions and culture others don’t have an awareness of. Optimally, that would be when we visit our old home for the execution of grandpa’s estate, bringing our friends over there to see how we grew up. Even Hana may not have grown up on the same continent as us, despite being a part of the same sort of global economy.One thing I’d like to explore is Herb’s chosen name/birth name. Are those a thing or is it just happenstance for his family/self? Does Herb totally plan on giving his kids all “Jo” names?Something interesting would also be Keira re:nudity. In a place like New York, she’d legally be able to be topless on the streets, but she’s be sure to be kicked out of any private establishment. On top of how she’d like the large, empty, snowy fields passing by on a train ride.It’d be sure to be weird to not be able to see the ocean.
Are we archived?
>>3419864We are not.
>>3419864>>3420057we are now
Do you guys know if it’s possible to make a wild called shot and give a mega stone to a ditto, have that ditto transform into the appropriate Pokémon for that stone, and then mega evolve?
>>3422279In game? Never heard of it ever happening.In universe? I doubt it, mega evolutions seem like they're more closely tied to relationships than just having the rock.
>>3422279no. but ditto can transform into a mega if it's seen it