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Makeover!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3DaXJmo9cro

http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/qstarchive.html?tags=Pokemon%20Island%20Adventure%20Quest
https://twitter.com/GobbleQM
Character info pastebin coming soon

General rules:

There is a 10 minute voting period after each post. Non-contradictory votes will be combined as best as possible.

Write-ins for all votes are always welcome and encouraged. They may not all make it into the post or be altered to fit in, but I'll do my best to at least try to address the spirit of the write-in.

Very important or contentious votes may be redone in a stricter voting system as circumstances warrant.

Combat mechanics are up in the air. Suggestions are welcome. We'll be trying some new things out so I appreciate your patience as we fine tune it. Stronger moves tend to take more time and have more cooldown than weaker moves, so beware of that timing. I also want to try a more varied turn system so you and your opponent can do a few things in a row more often. Speed is more important for closing ground, intercepting, and other things and doesn't necessarily mean going first.

Call me out on a mistake and receive a suggestive picture.

Pokemon:
Gobble (Munchlax)
Mace (Roggenrola)
Belladonna (Budew)

Recently: You had a friendly battle with Polu, you and Belladonna had a little adventure, and now you're going clothes shopping!
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First for bullying
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>>742649
Bodypaint > bullying
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>>742635
first for princess carries
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Finally I'm here for one of these
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>>742653
Bullying is gonna happen from everyone except maybe Hana. But who knows?
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>>742635
[I've been waiting for this...]
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>>742660
We need to be the ones bullying her.
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>>742635
Woohoo!
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>>742664
Before this goes any farther, we need to get Mace a cape. Or just a fancy sheet.
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>>742653
its too early in the thread for this anon

wait for the first prompt at least
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I'm ready for tropical adventures
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>>742635
Yes it's time!
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“How about I take you shopping, then?”

“I’ve never done that before. Okay!” Keira clasps her hands excitedly.

“Great! Let’s invite everyone!”

You invite Hana. She’s a little self conscious, but wants to come. “I guess I could get something for Togepi.”

“Valerie, Laki, do you want to come?”

Laki is asleep and leaning leaning heavily on Valerie. Her hands are getting pretty familiar with the thin blonde girl. “Mmmschmellzgooood.”

Valerie politely removes Laki’s wandering hands. “I think that could be quite fun.”

Laki finally opens her eyes and becomes fully awake with a snort. Despite her confident manner, she’s looking very self-conscious. “What are you looking at, Soft Hands?”

You avoid her harsh gaze. “Did you want to come with us to go shopping for clothes?”

Laki thinks, then springs up. “Awesome. Let’s go!”

You all head out to the clothing district. It’s only a few blocks away. You remember passing near it before.

Valerie chats you up about fashion. She’s dropped a few names you’d expect from someone that runs in her circles, but a few that are more underground. She seems to really know her stuff.

You arrive at the clothing district. It’s a little quaint, but you don’t want to say anything. It’s not the price that matters, it’s finding the right look for person. Hana has baggy, dumpy looking clothes that must be hot and uncomfortable. Laki’s clothes are actively downplaying her figure and making her look a little boxy. Keira is wearing a shirt many sizes too large that half-drapes over her grass skirt. These girls need your help.

She gives you that smile. That one you’re used to when girls get to know you. Like a harmless kid. “It’s so nice to have someone to talk to about all this. You’re not like other boys.”

>”Thanks! You’re not like other girls.”
>You’re manly! You can prove it too!
>Come on, let’s find stuff for our Pokemon, first
>We should team up to help the others get better clothes
>Something else
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>>742675
We have time for everything. Harem and Pokemon.
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>>742685
>You’re manly! You can prove it too!
time for a cape

capes are the manliest clothing article
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>>742685
>You’re manly! You can prove it too!
>We should team up to help the others get better clothes
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>>742685
>We should team up to help the others get better clothes
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>>742685
>You’re manly! You can prove it too!
but
>We should team up to help the others get better clothes

Priorities. They are our friends, they need our fashion sense.
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>>742685
>>We should team up to help the others get better clothes
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>>742685
>You’re manly! You can prove it too!
>We should team up to help the others get better clothes

Manly fashion consultant is go!
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>>742685
>We should team up to help the others get better clothes

We're not manly, nor should we try to be.
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>>742685
>>”Thanks! You’re not like other girls.”
>>We should team up to help the others get better clothes
We don't need to prove anything. We are who we are.
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>>742685
>We should team up to help the others get better clothes
This is Pokemon Fashion Quest now.
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>>742685
>>We should team up to help the others get better clothes
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>>742685
>We should team up to help the others get better clothes

In return, Laki should help train us.

Physically.

Gotta get in shape!
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At this rate we are going to see all of them without clothes just because we are picking new ones.
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>>742723
I agree, but something I thought of is the fact that John has taken almost every opportunity to try and prove that he's manly, particularly in front of the girls.

Seems to me that he might have a complex about that. If that's the direction things go, it could be interesting to see how it gets resolved.

>>742736
Good thinking, friendo. I knew this was a good idea.
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>>742685
>You’re manly! You can prove it too!
>We should team up to help the others get better clothes
Fashion was invented by men, manly men!
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>>742736
>implying we wont trip into a changing room
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>>742685
>We should team up to help the others get better clothes
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>>742685
>You’re manly! You can prove it too!
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“I’m manly! I can prove it!” You rush into a nearby store. The girls follow. They have a wide variety of things from all over. You just need some stuff that will show your bold, assertive, manliness. You try on a few things quickly. Mace, Bella, and Gobble follow.

“Herb, I didn’t mean to hurt your feelings.”

You burst out of the change room. “A man’s feelings don’t get hurt!” You don’t really think that’s true, but it sounds like something a rugged guy would say. She didn’t actually hurt your feelings so much as she made you realize you’re not showing that masculine aspect of yourself. “Ta daaa!~”

You’re wearing a slick mixed suit, with a cape and bandana. Those two things are hard to pull off, but under the right circumstances, you can do it.

“Huh. That shouldn’t work, but it does.” Valerie tells you.

The other three girls look at you in total surprise.

“Wow!” Keira says. “That is brave!”

Hana is in open mouth shock. She looks very impressed and very scarred.

Laki rushes forward and rips the headband off of you. “Soft Hands are you crazy?”

You pose. “Crazy about uhh...beer and push ups and-”


“No! You idiot. A bandana means you’re representing one of the islands and you’re willing to take any challenge.” She leans in. “Any challenge. You’re free game for anything from a game of checkers to a battle to the death. You can’t back out.” She carefully puts the bandana down. “Not that anyone ever does death battles any more, but still.”

“Oh. I didn’t know.” You feel a bit foolish. “What about the cape?”

“It means you read too many comics.” She looks down on you and gives you a second look. “But I guess you’re making it work. Somehow.”

“Thanks! The trick is the lining. See, the colors...” You go on for a bit about it until even you realize that she’s getting bored. Keira keeps comparing what you’re talking about to different flower arrangements. Hana becomes more and more self-conscious about her large sweater and other things.

You and Valerie get to talking again. “We need to help them.”

She nods. This is a mission to save people.

>Start with Hana. She needs it the most
>Start with Laki. Show the others what you can do
>Start with Keira. A gust of wind could billow that shirt into a kite and blow her away
>Ask Valerie if she wants to do it first. Set an example
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>>742791
>Start with Hana. She needs it the most
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>>742791
>Start with Hana. She needs it the most
Before she can back out.

Also Death Battles sound like something that are going to happen and cause some fun.
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>>742791
>Start with Hana. She needs it the most
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>>742791
>Start with Hana
We are doing everyone right? Because Laki and Keira need a makeover too
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>>742791
>Start with Hana. She needs it the most

Although the wind blowing Keira away would be hilarious.
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>>742791
>>Start with Hana. She needs it the most
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>>742791
>Start with Laki. Show the others what you can
I think Hans needs it more, but I don't think making her go first or last would be especially comfortable for her. The first and last things to happen usually get the most attention.
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>>742830
>Hans
I meant Hana, thanks autocorrect.
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>>742839
Oktoberfest Hana outfit?
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>>742791
>Start with Hana. She needs it the most

Now I want him to start wearing a bandana. That's probably fun
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Wait, we took the bandanna off right?
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>>742791
>>Ask Valerie if she wants to do it first. Set an example
Hana's nervous. We need to ease her into this or she'll shut down.
We've already shown what we can do. Let's see our cohort's talents.
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>>742846
See
>Laki rushes forward and rips the headband off of you
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>>742791
>>Start with Keira. A gust of wind could billow that shirt into a kite and blow her away


>>742830
Kiera would probably be best first. Seems like she wouldn't mind.

Then hana, laki, valeria
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>>742857
That was my other choice. I just figured Laki would be harder if given time to think about reasons to refuse.
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Actually, I don't think we should dress up Valerie at all. I kinda want to make it a competition. We can both makeover each of the others and see who does it better.
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You put the suit and cape back. Mace seems specifically interested in the cape as you rack it.

“I don’t know...” she looks away. “I don’t mind blending into the background.”

“Nonsense!” Valerie tells her. “Look at you! You’re absolutely gorgeous!” She moves the hair out of Hana’s eyes. “Now let’s get you out of that sweater and let your natural beauty show.”

Hana shyly nods her head.

“Want us to go to the change rooms first?”

“Yes please.”

The group heads to one of the change room areas in the back. This place must not have a lot of theft because they have a few of them. It's just a grouping of stalls in a secluded area in the back.

Everyone sits on the little couch as Hana takes off her sweater. She has a light white tank top underneath. But what draws everyone’s eyes are the various burn lines and the stark black and metal arm.

You and Valerie exchange a look. This is obviously a tricky one. She’s also got the leg situation. You’ve only seen brief glances, but they follow the same black and metal pattern.

Hana holds her real arm with her fake one and stares intently at the ground.

>Find her something long sleeved but not as drab as the sweater
>Encourage her to wear a t-shirt and jeans. Denim won’t hug the metal leg rods that much so it won’t be as obvious
>Go all in! We should put her in a nice sundress. She’s beautiful and should show it
>She can go full cyberpunk with a trench coat and glasses. Own it to the extreme!
>I know! Ask Keira to paint the arm!
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>>742894
Well if we get a new outfit I want it to be something that would be good for traveling around here in the heat and humidity but also make Laki eye us up like Gobble looks at food.
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>>742909
>Find her something long sleeved but not as drab as the sweater
She isn't ready to show it off, so don't force her.
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>>742909
>>Find her something long sleeved but not as drab as the sweater
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>>742909
>Find her something long sleeved but not as drab as the sweater
Baby steps.
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>>742909
>Encourage her to wear a t-shirt and jeans. Denim won’t hug the metal leg rods that much so it won’t be as obvious

But ask her if she's okay with that.
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>>742909
>>Encourage her to wear a t-shirt and jeans. Denim won’t hug the metal leg rods that much so it won’t be as obvious
Be gentle and ready to switch to
>Find her something long sleeved but not as drab as the sweater
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>>742909

>Find her something long sleeved but not as drab as the sweater

We can do this and at some point change it to something better. Right now we need to trust on our fashion sense
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>>742909
>Find her something long sleeved but not as drab as the sweater
I want to put her in the sundress she is cute enough for it but she won't be comfortable, and that makes me sad. Maybe later on she will be more comfortable with herself.
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>>742909
>>Find her something long sleeved but not as drab as the sweater
Much as I'm tempted to go whole hog, she's not ready. If you're not comfortable with what you're wearing, it doesn't matteer how good it looks.
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>>742934
>>742909
[Sundress coupled with a shawl or light sweater to cover her arms. Light leggings to cover one or both legs. Go with a cool, soft natural color or a light tan/yellow for the main color. Accent as appropriate with other colors.]

>Go all in! We should put her in a nice sundress. She’s beautiful and should show it
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>>742909
This is important:
We need to tell her that she is cute. She is the cutest girl and needs to hear it.
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>>742948
I like that idea. Changing this >>742926 to that, because this is also me.
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>>742909
As much as I want to have a full-Jensen waifu, the sundress and paint would combine to the best solution
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>>742948
This sounds like it could work, as long as we make sure her robotic limbs are always covered.
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>>742948
Still voting to start off slow and steady. This could be the next step though.
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>>742909
Damn the mayor inspired me, switching my vote to>>742934
>Sundress
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>>742955
What is a Jensen waifu?
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>>742948
[I cobbled together some 3DPD examples to demonstrate. The sweater or shawl can be open, allowing some exposure of her collar, and can overall be tighter than her current sweater to complement her form. She can later ditch the shawl when she is more comfortable. Some tall boots would go nicely without the leggings.]
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>>742965
>he doesnt know who Adam Jensen is
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You and Valerie consult. This is a sensitive subject. Valerie wants to be more aggressive and get her into something that shows a lot of her body. You have a different suggestion.

“How about these?” You present a long sleeved shirt and light tan pants.

Hana looks at them, the nods. She was expecting a lot worse. “Okay!”

Valerie walks with Hana into the change room to help her get dressed. “Oh my. You’re quite cut. Aren’t you?”

Keira climbs up your shoulders and launches herself to the gap at the top of the changing stall door. “I wanna see!” There’s a loud thud as she goes a little too hard and flips over it. Belladonna follows under the gap at the bottom.

The three girls come out with Hana in tow. The tight shirt hugs her fairly generous chest. The pants still show a bit of the form of her hips but avoid showing the form of her legs.

“Is it okay?”

“You’ve got great boobs!” Keira tells her. “They look really good in that.”

Hana slowly covers her chest with her arms.

>Tell Hana she’s cute
>Offer her a shawl to cover up a little more
>”You don’t have to do this if you don’t want to.” Give her an opening to go back to her old clothes
>Keira! You can’t just say that!
>Something else
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>>742975
I like these outfits they would be pretty cute.
>>742909
>>742948
I probably missed the vote, but I support this write in as well.
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>>743038
>Tell Hana she’s cute
>Offer her a shawl to cover up a little more
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>>743038
>>Tell Hana she’s cute
>>Offer her a shawl to cover up a little more
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>>743038
>Tell Hana she’s cute
It a conservative option, but does show off some of her good points.
>Something else
Tell her about the other outfit ideas we had to warm her to the idea, but she doesn't need to try them on yet.
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>>743038
>offer her a shawl
>give her an opening to go back to her old clothes
Buffpod when
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>>743038
>You’re quite cut
that's a butt

unless she looks like zyzz

>Tell Hana she’s cute
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>>743038
>Tell Hana she’s cute
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>>743066
Soon, anon. Soon...
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>>743038
>"Well she's not wrong, and looking good is the point."
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>>743038
The more I hear/see of Keira, the more I find her just plain annoying.

>Tell Hana she’s cute
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>>743038
>Tell Hana she’s cute
Reposting no shawl
>>743072
Yes soon
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>>743078
I think she's cute in a naive and kind of overbearing way, but really don't worry about it man. Just enjoy the pokemons.
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>>743038
>Tell Hana she's cute
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>>743038
>Tell Hana she’s cute


Also island exploration when? Let's become an archeologist or some shit.
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>>743078
>its another complain about the waifu choices episode
damn reruns
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>>743038
>Tell Hana she’s cute
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>>743038
>Tell Hana she’s VERY cute
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>>743107
The more this goes on the more I want to become a solitary sage completely cut off from everyone else
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Also. I think in a deep, dark part of her heart, Hana would get a geeky high out of dressing in full cyberpunk.

If we romance her, (or hell, even just get to know her well) we should see if she's open to it at some point, even if it's just for a costume party or something.
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>>743119
>>743038
>Tell Hana she's downright adorable
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>>743124
We should do a cyberpunk outfit on the Halloween episode for Hana.
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>>743144
We need to think a costume for everyone
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>>743121
I think it's alright to have criticisms about the waifus, but I'd like to see it be more constructive and less negative overall.
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>>743151
The reason i want that is because harems are shit and don't make sense for our character,and choosing a waifu is going to be the largest shit storm to ever grace gobble's poor anus
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>>743165
Don't worry about it for now my man.
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>>743150
Gag outfit for Laki might be a princess of some sort.

Keira would need something to go with her face-paint, so maybe a skeleton

Hana is cyberpunk of course

Valerie should be something more punk, maybe like a punk-rocker

Polu should be Keunu Reeves's character from Point Break

Jane should dress as her favorite pokemon. Mainly because I'd to see never in something goofy.

That's all the bad ideas I've got.
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>>743165
Like anon said, don't worry about it, it's way too soon for any of that.
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>>743173
>>743180

Right now I don't want waifus. I just want cute moments with all the characters.
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You grab a shawl and offer it to her. Valerie see’s what you’re doing and helps put it on Hana.

“There. Should be much more breezy.” Valerie says.

Hana walks over to a mirror. She forgets her self-consciousness at all the attention being on her and lights up. “Thank you!”

Laki smirks and leans over to you. “You’re so manly that you get girls to put on more clothes instead of taking them off, huh?” Her voice lets you know it’s just some good natured ribbing.

Before you put that sundress away that you were also going to suggest, she takes it. “I want it. Even if I don’t wear it... it’s nice.”

Valerie smiles. She’s totally going to wear it later.

Hana looks to you again. “Are you sure I look okay?”

“Yeah! I think you’re really cute.”

She stands there in shock while you casually put a few of the items you didn’t use back onto thier hangers. The staff can handle this sort of thing, but you don’t mind doing it.

You turn back to her. “Are you okay?” She looks like she’s sweating.

She gulps and nods. She just goes to sit back on the couch.

Laki stands up and stretches. “I guess that’s that.”

Valerie and Keira grab her. “Oh no. You’re not getting out of it.”

Keira nods. “No way!”

Laki looks to you. Her eyes are questioning what you intend to do with her.

She’s tricky too. She has a very curvy figure, but her muscles are noticeably large, too. Keira has the figure of a model if she were taller, but Laki is a much harder challenge. Her tight sarashi makes it hard to estimate her chest. Both your inner fashion advisor and your boyhood drive makes you really want to know more about that.

>Something that matches her aggressive attitude. Fishnets and leather
>A breezy, feminine dress
>Daisy dukes and a bikini. Just kidding! She’d kill you
>A nice track outfit with some alterations
>Something else
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>>743177
I want John to be Indiana Jones

we need a hat anyway, and who didn't love Indy's aesthetic as a kid?
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>>743189
>Daisy dukes and a bikini. Just kidding! She’d kill you
>A nice track outfit with some alterations
She's got jokes. we got jokes.
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>>743189
>A nice track outfit with some alterations
Everything else will lead to pain.
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>>743189
>fishnets and leather
>daisy dukes
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>>743205
Pain is just weakness leaving the body
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>>743165
I can kind of see where you're coming from: The Kat/Robin thing in the first quest went down pretty well because we bonded with Robin before any other serious options appeared, so all the following trysts became icing on the waifu sundae, as it were, rather than serious options to rival Robin.

That isn't the case in this quest, as there are multiple options available, and the idea of having one over the other isn't the foregone conclusion that it was in the first quest. Thus the opportunity for shitstorms to emerge from this matter is considerably higher.

>>743189
>Something that matches her aggressive attitude. Fishnets and leather
This cannot possibly go wrong.
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>>743208
That statement can be really bad sometimes.
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>>743189
>Something that matches her aggressive attitude. Fishnets and leather
>A nice track outfit with some alterations
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>>743189
>A nice track suit with alterations
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>>743189
>Something that matches her aggressive attitude. Fishnets and leather
And then when she tries to murder us
>A nice track outfit with some alterations
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>>743189
>>Daisy dukes and a bikini. Just kidding! She’d kill you
>A nice track outfit with some alterations
NICE LEGS
DAISY DUKES
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>>743205
>>743213
Brothers imagine it now, Laki in yoga pants!
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>>743189
>>A breezy, feminine dress

YOLO
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>>743189
>A nice track outfit with some alterations
Fishnets are the worst thing.
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>>743189
>Daisy dukes and a bikini. Just kidding! She’d kill you
>A breezy, feminine dress

She has a cute girl inside her. I'm sure.
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>>743189
>A breezy, feminine dress
It would fit her really well, and accentuate those wide hips that Gobble loves to remind us she has.
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>>743226
Keep digging, but you might end up in China before you find what you're looking for.
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>>743189
>A nice track outfit with some alterations

We Slavs now boys.
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>>743165
I think it'll get better once we've moved away from literally the entire cast (except for Jane) being in one huge herd.

Don't think of these current silly things in terms of potential shitstorms. Think of them as us finally getting a chance to chat with all the girls and see who we like based on early impressions.

I was a hardcore Keira fan, with Laki as my second choice, but now I think Valerie and Hana are in a three-way tie with Keira for my favorite. These past couple threads have been good for getting a better feel for the girls' characters, and they've made me change my eventual group preferences pretty heavily.
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>>743232
I want to travel with Valerie and Hana and everyone else as friendly rivals. I think is the most fun route. If we go with Laki we will need to be the calm person in the group and not take any risks.
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>>743189
>A nice track outfit with some alterations

Or

>Something else

Something no-nonsense and sophisticated.

Also, you weren't kidding about an early start.
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>>743249
I kind of agree, yeah. I like Keira a lot, and she has caused many a boner, but she's really hard for John to relate to on a personal level, and I think that might hold her back in the long run. I think a relationship with her could work, but I don't think John has the right personality to walk her through how to fit in with regular customs and mannerisms.

I still want to hang out with her and do cool ghost lore stuff, and even some accidental lewd things, because she seems to be good for that, but I think Hana and Valerie are probably better girlfriend options. They seem to get John pretty well.
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>>743249
Laki doesn't actually take that many big risk though. And she knows more island customs than us.
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At the risk of starting shit, I'll say that the more we see of her, the more I like Hana, but I've really gotten to like Laki as well over the last couple of threads.

Probably has something to do with the life-and-death situation with the Kabutops, but she's good for John.
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>>743275
Laki may be my last non-Jane choice for a girlfriend, but I still like her a lot. She's great.
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>>743262
Personally, I'm casting my lot in with Keira, Hana, or Polu.
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>>743262
I was talking more about traveling partners, not girlfriends. Let's explore the region a little more before thinking about that
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>>743275
Laki and Hana are pretty close for me.
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>>743275
Laki and Hana would be my top choices for traveling companions. Too soon to say about romance, but I have my preferences, but I try to keep them separate since John got to develop his own feeling about that stuff.
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>>743275
Maybe we can travel with Hana and Laki. They are basically two extremes, that can be fun.
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>>743279
Ah, fair enough.

I'd be happy with Hana, Keira, and Valerie all being our travelling partners. I think those three balance each other out really well, and all of them compliment John in some way:

John is more outgoing than Hana, more savvy than Valerie, and more socially-accustomed than Keira. Valerie and Keira both bring potentially cool lore to the table in the form of ghost stuff and Valerie's dad being a big deal here, and Hana almost definitely has more to her that we haven't seen yet.

So yeah, those would be my three choices. I think they'll make for a good balance of personalities.
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>>743189
>>Daisy dukes and a bikini. Just kidding! She’d kill you
>>A breezy, feminine dress
Sleek and flowing really suits muscles. Not sure why.
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>>743279
For travelling partners, we should try and go with Keira.

Besides that, Laki and Polu are both solid options.

Much as I like Hana and would like to see her along, she's not as much of an influence as Laki and Keira and she doesn't as yet have as much of a potential for getting us into interesting situations.
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>>743290
fuck no. We have to travel with Kiera. That innocence is way to fucking adorable. The try everything once and live life to it's fullest policies are literally the best there are.
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>>743310
Plus preiestess shenanigans would be cool. As would visiting temples and shit with her.
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>>743301
I think Hana is really interesting. Remember that she steped in front of everyone to stop that attack like we did. She is shy but brave.
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>>743310
Hana/Laki/ Keira could be fun.

Then again I can easily see

Keira/Polu/Laki or Keira/Polu/Hana

Keira's going to want to watch Spiritomb, at least until it gets checked out.
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We could just travel with everyone.
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>>743316
True but she's not as outgoing as Keira or Laki.

I like those two because they get us into trouble.
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>>743321
I'm partial to Hana, Laki, Kiera.
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>>743322
That would make shit worse and mean that character development is spread really thin
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>>743322
That sounds like really tough, to characters characters and to have good development. I think having three people besides John should be near the starting number with maybe more added on later in the quest. Besides the islands are small enough that Gobble said we should run into everyone often enough.
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>>743322
That would be the easiest solution.

But it'd also be the hardest for Gobble to balance.
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>>743335
>3 starting
More like 1, 2 tops.
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>>743345
>1 other max
That is just stupid
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>>743345
What the tv shows had 3 people besides Ash all the time. It would work fine. though I'd admit 2 to start might be a better fit.
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>have whatever girl who isn't Laki travel with us and pine for us the entire time
>laki is actually our sexy strong independent fishnet wearing leatherclad gf the entire time
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>>743352
I like Laki, but I don't want her with us ALL the time.
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>>743335
Agreed. Keira would want to come with us, because she's taken an interest in us, so she'll probably ask to come with us regardless, and Valerie and Hana both seem more comfortable opening up to John; they both seem to find him approachable, at least.

Plus, they're probably the least independent of the others. Laki and Polu can definitely handle themselves on their own, so them going solo (or even teaming up) seems more reasonable than making Valerie and Hana head off on their own.
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>>743328
Maybe we need a person that gets us in trouble (Keira or Laki) and one more calm to compensate (Hana or Valerie). I think that is the best, I prefer Keira and Hana because I don't like Laki that much, but that's just me.
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>>743354
You want Budew to cry?
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>>743354
I do, she would be great. She's got maternal qualities that are interesting too.
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>>743360
Clearly they are a psycho Pokemon bully.
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>wanting to take Keira over Laki
You people sicken me.
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>>743322
theres a reason people typically travel in trios in stories

it allows for much more character development and a love triangle

I'll push for Keira and Hana or Polu as our traveling companions. Then Laki and Valerie can go together with the person that isn't in our group
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You look her up and down. Laki becomes a bit bashful at your examination. “What? What are you looking for?”

You keep looking her up and down as you stroke your chin. You glance over to Keira briefly, and decide it’s time to be brave. This is going be be so funny. “Stay right there.”

You come back with a few items. Jean shorts with that factory cut (you’d prefer cutting jeans yourself but this will do), a bikini top, a fishnet top to go over it, and a small, open leather jacket.

Laki puts you in a headlock. “You’ve got a lot of guts, Soft Hands!”

Valerie looks at it and then you. “Herb! That...actually, that might work.”

Keira leaps up. “Yeah! Do it!”

Laki looks at both of them. “You’re messing with me, right?”

Keira emphatically declares that she isn’t. Valerie says that Laki should flaunt what she’s got.

“Oh fine. Whatever.” Laki goes into the room to try them on. “I can’t believe I’m doing this.” Keira and Valerie follow to help.

She comes out with an aggressive waltz, then jokingly poses. “Alright. I did it. Now let’s move on to the real clothes.” She points to the track clothes you have set aside. The serious suggestion.

Valerie stops her. “Come on. Give us a twirl first.”

Laki glares at her, then you. “I get it. I’m not girly. Let's move on.” You try not to stare too much. Her firm, heavy chest pushes out against the bikini and fishnet. You see a hint of G-string peaking out above her dukes. Usually you’d call this a little trashy, but your pants are calling her a divine miracle.

Valerie holds an arm out to Laki as she goes back towards the changing stall. “That’s not what I meant.”

“It’s fine. We had a laugh. Let’s move on.”

>Tell her she looks good
>Tell her she looks really hot
>Don’t comment. Play it safe
>Apologize about the suggestion going too far
>Something else

[Sorry about delays making food. Very smokey kitchen.]
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So do any of these characters have references? Might try drawfagging(only mediocre tho)
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>>743351
I stopped watching somewhere after Orange Islands, and its been a long ass time, but I only remember Ash having two companions at any time.
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>>743356
You are right. I don't want Hana or Valerie going solo. And we need to think about objectives. Laki and Polu are more combat focused than us and are more likely to focus their travels in that. I don't think I want us to go full champion of the region with op pokemon
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>>743354
That's the point, she'd be doing her own thing while we travel with whoever else who pines for us the whole time and finds out that Laki claimed us all along. What a tryst!
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>>743371
>>Don’t comment. Play it safe
conceal, don't feel, don't let it show
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>>743371
>Don’t comment. Play it safe
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>>743371
>>Tell her she looks good
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>>743354
>>743360
>>743362
>>743376
Wait, I'm stupid. Meant Keira.

>>743371
>Don’t comment. Play it safe
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>>743371
>Tell her she looks good
You fags for not complimenting a hot girl who can take a joke.
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>>743371
>Don’t comment. Play it safe
Too risky
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>>743371
>Tell her she looks really hot
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>>743371
>Tell her she looks really hot
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>>743371
>Tell her she looks really ho- uh, good
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>>743371
>Apologize about the suggestion going too far

>>743359
It says something about Gobble's ability to throw out hooks there's this level of discussion over it.

Means we'll win whatever way we go, but Keira and Hana seem like they've got a sweet\funny dynamic.

The real hard choice is Polu or Laki.

I'm leading towards Laki because Polu can be a little on the passive side, but at the same time, he's also got a potentially malicious plot-point with him.
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>>743371
>Tell her she looks really hot
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>>743371
>Tell her she looks really hot
I wanted the dress though, it would have made her blush that's all I wanted for her to finally be at our mercy
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>>743371
>>743393
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>>743371
>>743387
Change my vote to this
>>743393
Eh, I could get on board the spaghetti dropping.
Good middle ground for,
>Tell her she looks good
>Tell her she looks really hot
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>>743371
>>Tell her she looks good
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>>743371
>Tell her she looks good
>Apologize about the suggestion going too far

>>743394
Sweet and funny is a very good dynamic.
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>>743371
>>Tell her she looks good
>>Something else
It was meant to be a joke, but she actually makes it work.
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>>743413
Hana is easy to embarass and Keira is good at it. I just want to bully her to get cute reactions, not get bullied by Laki all the time.
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>>743424
I'm sure Hana and John would get bullied equally by Laki.
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>>743424
I'd be down for both honestly.

I'll change my vote to >>743393
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>>743371
>>Tell her she looks good
>>Tell her she looks really hot

>>Something else
Hide our boner.
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>>743437
You should probably link this to gobble's post
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>>743437
>>743371
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Can Herb stare at her in complete silence, blush furiously, turn 360 degrees and walk away
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>>743424
>bully
bad anon, bullying is bad

we just need to combine our density with Keira's for humorous misunderstandings
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>>743433
But then we can't be the Alpha. But well... Hana, John and Laki traveling together sounds fun.
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>>743424
That's a strong concept; as is the possibility of John being bullied by either Keira or, in a rare moment of boldness, Hana.

Valerie's rich girl status could mean she can also do some good bullying, but it also means she's especially vulnerable to having the tables turned on her.

Power dynamics are everyone's fetish, and I want that to be a thing here. The exact direction doesn't necessarily matter.

>>743465
Also a good idea. They can be dense buddies.
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>>743468
Hana, John and Keira*
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>>743465
I'd rather combine Keira's density with a trash compactor.
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>>743371
>Don’t comment. Play it safe

Just don't show your boner
hiding it only makes it more obvious
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>>743371
>Apologize about the suggestion going too far

Didn't think she'd go for it to be honest!
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I'm fine with traveling with anyone.
Except Keira, I just don't like her too much. Reminds me of a friend I had back in highschool. He was great to hang around in small doses. Spend too much time with him and you'd want to kill him though.
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>>743471
More it's discussed, the more Keira/Hana/Laki sounds like the best bet for travelling companions.
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>>743478
We need her for lore dumps and she isn't annoying.

I say we start off equally then slowly hang out with who we like more over time.
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>>743465
So John and Keira together and Hana to misunderstand everything in the lewdest way possible like she did in the pokecenter?
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why do you people like bullying so much?

what ever happened to equal partnerships built on trust and respect
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>>743486
Lore can literally be given by any of the characters but Valerie.
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>>743486
Lore dumps will happen regardless and annoyance is subjective.
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>>743371
>Tell her she looks really hot
"I'm not laughing."
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>>743492
You make good joke, because the closest of friends are the one's that rib each other the hardest.
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>>743492
Bullyng for cute reactions is not the same as plain bullyng. It's an Art.
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>>743488
exactly, eventually Hana will grow used to the accidental lewdness

then stage 2 begins
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>>743492
We'll get there eventually.
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>>743492
After the cave, the trust and respect is there, but power dynamics make great reading.
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>>743506
Stage 2 is non-accidental lewdness?
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>>743492
>what ever happened to equal partnerships built on trust and respect

That's the entire basis for that sort of relationship, though, assuming we're going by the "sexual power dynamics/mild bdsm" definition of bullying here. A strong level of trust and respect is outright required for a relationship like that to work.
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>>743494
>>743496
True, but I still think we should give everyone equal time. Except Jane.
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I prefer Hana-John-Keira to Hana-John-Laki for one reason. Hana is strong, she protected her friends with her body. We are strong too and Laki probably too. They can be an amazing team together but maybe too similar in a crisis.
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>>743515
I'd rather give Jane time than Keira, to be honest.
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>>743515
Jane is the eventual dark lord of the sith, I assume
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>>743526
Keira almost feels kinda bland to me.
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>>743510
exactly

she'll be so desensitized that we can get away with anything
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>>743533
how do you know what she feels like
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>>743523
Your argument makes it sound like you prefer Laki and Hana, I don't understand your point. Three strong people is not a good thing?
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Personally I feel Keira works best as one of the ones we bump into from time to time rather than a full on traveling companion
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>>743526
Then you have shit taste.

>>743523
We aren't strong. We just roll really well when strength is needed.
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>>743551
>Then you have shit taste.
That's subjective too.
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>>743556
It is, but I can still say it.
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>>743526
>>743533
I agree with these fine gentlemen.
Keira is the least interesting character so far.
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>>743545
Is a good thing but maybe too similar.
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>>743492
They're fun to be in but boring to roleplay.
Consistency and routine are great in life but boring in play.
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>>743558
Fair enough. Free speech is still a thing, at least until the election.
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>>743371
>Don't comment. Play it safe.
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>>743492
We've never actually been bullied by anyone. Just teased.
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>>743566
Those specific characters have strong qualities to them, but have wildly different personalities and interests. i doubt too similar will ever be a problem.
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I'm the only one that doesn't like Laki? She is good but is not that interesting as a character to me.
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>>743577
you are the only person that has said tease this entire thread. They've only used bully, which seems to show how people want Laki to act.

>>743568
there's a difference between having an equal partnership and a bland relationship. Considering how good of a writer Gobble is, I doubt it would be bland
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“Nobody is laughing at you.” You tell her. “I think you look really...” Your eyes wander over her again. You’ve always been looking at fashion models but this body is something else. “You look so ho-” You look up at her face. “Good. You look uh, good.”

Her face tells you that she’s having an internal debate about what you just said. Her eyes go up and down your body too for some reason. It finally settles on this smirk that’s half flattered and half like a predator looking at prey. “Guess you’ll say whatever you can to get out of those back rubs you owe me, huh?” She pushes you back to the couch, giving you a chance to sit there slightly leaned over.

"Gutsy little perv." Laki smiles as she goes to change into that track suit. It looks good. Lots of freedom to move, too. She’s surprisingly impressed at it.

“Do me! Do me!” Keira jumps up.

Hana gives a Keira a funny look for a second before shaking her head.

You look up and the energetic girl with the wild facepaint. That’s hard too. She has a more typical body from what you’ve seen (and you’ve seen a lot) but the colours give this another level of challenge.

“What kind of clothes do you normally wear?” Valerie asks.

She looks up at the taller blonde. “Oh. natural clothes. Cotton or leaves or paint made from berries and roots. Things like that.”

>Maybe you could make something for her later
>She’s actually the best one for a light sundress
>Something really frilly and fancy
>A simple tube top to go with her skirt. It’s simple, but simple works
>Get revenge on her prank from before. Dress her like a clown!
>Something else
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>>743607
>>Maybe you could make something for her later
>She’s actually the best one for a light sundress
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>>743599
Or they like to exaggerate for entertainment.
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>>743607
>>A simple tube top to go with her skirt. It’s simple, but simple works
but bump it up with accessories so she doesn't feel left out of the /fa/ fun
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>>743607
>She's actually the best one for a light sundress
As much as I want to see what she thinks of clown outfits, that would be running the pranks a little too hard.
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>>743607
>A simple tube top to go with her skirt. It’s simple, but simple works
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>>743607
>A simple tube top to go with her skirt. It’s simple, but simple works. Maybe something for her hair
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>>743607
>>A simple tube top to go with her skirt. It’s simple, but simple works
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>>743599
Bullying is Internet for teasing.
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>>743607
>A simple tube top to go with her skirt. It’s simple, but simple works
but mention
>She’s actually the best one for a light sundress
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>>743607
>Maybe you could make something for her later
>She’s actually the best one for a light sundress
>A simple tube top to go with her skirt. It’s simple, but simple works

I think Laki, Hana and Keira have been my favorite so far they each have their charms. I for one loved to be teased by girls I am into or am seeing. I like Laki because she is honest, Hana for her cute reactions and hearing her gush about her favorite things and Keira for how she enjoys to take it easy and have fun, at least when her priestess duties aren't concerned.
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>>743607
>Something really frilly and fancy
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>>743607
>She’s actually the best one for a light sundress
>A simple tube top to go with her skirt. It’s simple, but simple works

Let her try out a couple of things, we are here because of her anyways.
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>>743607
>A simple tube top to go with her skirt. It’s simple, but simple works
I like what anon said let's come up with some accessories. Like a necklace or a flower pin in the hair.
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>>743629
supporting
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>>743607
>>She’s actually the best one for a light sundress
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>>743607
>>743633
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>>743607
>Keira is best dressed in something see-through, she has the paint to cover herself underneath.
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You and Valerie have a few ideas.

“What if she has just a cotton tube top.”

“I was thinking a sundress, but that works too.”

You both go over the smaller girl. Keira seems pretty conscious of you, but nearly oblivious to Valerie, despite valerie being the one to really invade her space and lift her arms and measure her. You guess even if you’re both mainlanders, Keira’s a lot more used to being around girls.

Keira tries on both. She changes in front of everyone before the girls can stop her.

She does these little hip wiggling dances for each. It’s a little hypnotic. In the end, she decides to go with the tube top, though. She likes the sundress too, and it flows around her majestically like wind over a field of barley, but she says she wants the least restrictive clothes as possible. The light sundress is good for more formal events, though.

It comes time to pay for everything. Laki rings her stuff up. Hana rings hers up, but Keira is looking distraught. “I don’t have any money.”

>Offer to pay for her top and sundress (about 3/4 of your money)
>Offer to lend her the money. She can pay you back whenever. You trust her
>Well, she can always come back later
>Something else
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>>743708
>>Offer to lend her the money. She can pay you back whenever. You trust her
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>>743708
>Offer to lend her the money. She can pay you back whenever. You trust her
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>>743708
>>Offer to pay for her top and sundress (about 3/4 of your money)
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>>743708
>>Offer to lend her the money. She can pay you back whenever. You trust her
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>>743708
>Offer to pay for her top and sundress (about 3/4 of your money)

Also:

>valerie

That's a butt.

Hana being cute and cut is one thing, but this is a straight up mistake.
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>>743708
>Offer to lend her the money. She can pay you back whenever. You trust her
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>>743708
>Offer to pay for her top and sundress (about 3/4 of your money)

Loans can leave a weird taste. Might as well offer, and if anybody else offers to help we'll let them.
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>>743708
>Offer to lend her the money. She can pay you back whenever. You trust her
But not with money. She can pay with a favor.
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>>743708
>>Offer to lend her the money. She can pay you back whenever. You trust her
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>>743708
>Offer to pay for her top and sundress (about 3/4 of your money)
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>>743708
>Offer to pay for her top and sundress (about 3/4 of your money)
There are two sure ways to lose a friend, loaning money and taking a loan from a friend.
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>>743708
>Offer to lend her the money. She can pay you back whenever. You trust her.
A flustered priestess is so cute.
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>>743739
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>>743708
>>Offer to lend her the money. She can pay you back whenever. You trust her
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>>743708
>Offer to lend her the money. She can pay you back whenever. You trust her
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>>743708
>>Offer to lend her the money. She can pay you back whenever. You trust her
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>>743708
>Offer to lend her the money. She can pay you back whenever. You trust her
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>>743708
Lend her the money, but only for one item of clothing. We're not rich.
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You know I kind of wish we couldn't afford to buy her this and then later on we could make one for her.
That's something we should look into doing for all our new friends really. Not right this moment but as we get closer and get to know them better. That way they can all be personal and be that special shonen friendship reminder for when the going gets tough.
One for Jane too as what finally gets through to her that we want to be friends. Maybe not right when she gets it but eventually it will get through
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>>743855
she'll probably think it has a tracking device or Tyranitar pheromones on it
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“I can lend you what you need.” You reach for the money your sister gave you.

“I’ve never been in money debt before but I heard it’s a common custom for your people.” She looks at it as you place it in her hand. “But I don’t know when I can get you your money back.”

“Then just work it off. You’ll figure it out.” Laki moves ahead.

Keira looks to you to see if that’s okay.

“Sure. That’s fine with me.”

“Thanks!” She lights up. “Most of the time we get meals from the people or temples. We only normally own what we carry with us.”

Your group heads to the place with smaller Pokemon accessories. Everyone chats for a bit.

Keira goes to Hana. “What can I do for a boy that’s worth this much?”

Laki and Valerie snicker while Hana awkwardly tries to come up with something to say. You don’t get it.

You arrive at the Pokemon accessory store. Clothing and things are just a smaller section. They have vitamins, Pokeballs of varying degrees of quality, poffins, items, and more.

“So Pokemon are allowed to use items here?” Valerie asks.

“Yeah!” Hana answers. “I watched a lot of tournaments in the hospital and I was surprised when some regions had no items.”

“Most items are more trouble to carry than they’re worth.” Keira adds. “Most of the time a Pokemon’s natural abilities are more than enough without worrying about having a lot of material baggage. That’s what trainers are for.”

Huh. Good to know. You don’t have a lot of money left, though.

“Don’t worry about it.” Laki tells you as she hands you some cash. “I sold that nugget earlier. Here’s your half. Don’t make a big deal out of it.” She forces it into your pocket.

Everyone goes looking around for stuff to get their Pokemon. Yours all crowd around you. You look at the money Laki gave you. It’s not a huge amount, but it should cover enough. You’ll have to choose how you want to spend it, though.

>Get them some fashion accessories (not suitable for battle)
>Get them some battle items!
>Get potions, antidotes, and other things. Be well stocked.
>Buy quality food. Good nutrition makes everyone look their best
>Don’t spend anything for now
>Something else
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>>743890
>Get them some fashion accessories (not suitable for battle)
CAPE
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>>743890
>>Get them some fashion accessories (not suitable for battle)
>Get them some battle items!
Mace needs a cape, and a few potions can go a long way
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>>743890
>Get potions, antidotes, and other things. Be well stocked.
>Buy quality food. Good nutrition makes everyone look their best

We can come back and buy more stuff after we get some battles in
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>>743890
>>Get them some fashion accessories (not suitable for battle)
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>>743890
>Buy quality food. Good nutrition makes everyone look their best.

We still need to learn how to make that filling bread. Besides that, we promised gobble a reward for how he did against Spiritomb. It doesn't matter if he was asleep and can't remember.
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>>743890
>Buy quality food. Good nutrition makes everyone look their best
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>>743890
>Buy quality food
When we do dress up our Pokemon it has to be clothes we made ourselves
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>>743890
>Get potions, antidotes, and other things. Be well stocked.
We can worry about battle items when we're better and more loaded.

Also voting for fashion accessories and food if it's not too expensive.
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>>743911
Damn, good point

>>743890
Changing >>743898
>Buy quality food. Good nutrition makes everyone look their best
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>>743890
>Get potions, antidotes, and other things. Be well stocked.
>Buy quality food. Good nutrition makes everyone look their best

Keira and Hana are really funny together
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>>743890
>Get potions, antidotes, and other things. Be well stocked.

And pokeballs.

That's vitally important.
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>>743890
>Buy quality food. Good nutrition makes everyone look their best
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>>743890
>>Buy quality food. Good nutrition makes everyone look their best
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>>743890
>Get them some fashion accessories (not suitable for battle)
Cape for Mace
>Buy quality food. Good nutrition makes everyone look their best
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>>743890
>Get potions, antidotes, and other things. Be well stocked.
>Buy quality food. Good nutrition makes everyone look their best
Gotta take care of our friends
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>>743890
>>Get them some fashion accessories (not suitable for battle)
>Get potions, antidotes, and other things. Be well stocked.
>Buy quality food. Good nutrition makes everyone look their best
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>>743890
>Get potions, antidotes, and other things. Be well stocked.
>Buy quality food. Good nutrition makes everyone look their best
Pokeballs and goods for the crew, did we ever sell those mushrooms?
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>>743890
Also pokeballs, completely forgot
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>>743871
Yeah so we'd need a situation where she can't just throw it away.
Maybe in a special temple or ceremony that prevents lying or in the presence of a legendary or powerful Pokemon or island elder we've befriended.
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>>743890
>Buy quality food. Good nutrition makes everyone look their best
Also, we need to remember to buy more regular food for ourselves, since we already cooked it all earlier.
>Get them some fashion accessories (not suitable for battle)
I think Mace would be quite dashing in a cape.
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>>743890
>>Buy quality food. Good nutrition makes everyone look their best
Most important thing. Unhealthy people rarely look good, regardless of what they wear.
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>>743948
Cool. So we have no reason to.
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>>743958
I don't know I don't see Jane as that bad.
She seems like the kid that tried to be cool by being a bit of a jerk but it backfired immensely but she was too embarrassed to admit she was wrong. And to help her get over all this she comes up with Herb being out to get her.
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>>744015
We just need to be super friendly with her every time we met.
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>>744030
I think that will have the opposite effect, maybe maybe a double battle with her as our partner
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>>744038
John and Jane alone traveling together. And impossible and fun situation.
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>>744059
That would be a great closed room episode, like john and Jane are lost in a cave together and wacky adventure ensues.
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>>744059
I'm hoping for a shipwreck episode

we lose all our pokemon, we have 1 pokeball between us, and must work together to survive and escape the island.

preferably with half a thread where we're stuck on a bit of wreckage
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>>744015
The problem is that she refuses to accept responsibility for her actions to the point of legitimate neurosis. She legitimately believes we are an evil manipulator out to destroy her attempt at getting a fresh start on her life, and blames us for causing her to be alienated from the people she tried to befriend. If she just admitted to herself that she's a fallible person who makes mistakes, she'd instantly be far more approachable.

I'd love to make friends with her, but jesus that's a lot of baggage that must be sorted out before that ever becomes an option
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>>744067
>losing all our Pokemon
That is begging for a shitstorm, unless we know for a fact they are safe.

>>744079
What this guy said.
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>>744062
I like the idea of being locked in a room with her for some time.
Maybe we'll get in some deep sea shenanigans together and be stuck in a decompression chamber for some hours.
Or have to go through some sort of spiritual cleansing to enter a certain temple or area that involves being locked in a small room over night.
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You split most of your money between quality food ingredients, pokeballs, potions, some antidotes, and a few status healing items. Huh. The food is affordable but the other items are pretty expensive here. Must be the island economy.

You debate about what to do for the accessories you want to give your Pokemon. Should you buy something small now or make something with materials? And what ever happened to that mushroom money?

“And what does someone like you know about traditions?”

You peak around one of the aisles. Jane is there, cornered buy a group of people roughly your age or older. They’re all wearing the same armbands. You can’t read what they say, but this seems like the anti-outsider group you were told about.

“I belong here as much as anyone else.” She answers.

“Well that’s the thing. Not everyone else belongs here.” Their leader says. “You weren’t raised here. You’re a mainlander.” He leans over her. “But maybe we can let you stay if you’re willing to contribute.”

>Keep watching.
>Go find Keira. They’ll listen to her, right?
>Maybe they’re not so bad. Go try to talk to them politely
>Go stand up for her. You’ve been doing a lot of stepping up lately. What’s a large group of angry fanatics?
>Something else
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>>744082
oh, obviously we have a part where we have to let go of the backpack with our pokeballs in it that's holding us out of the water.

I don't think the 4chan servers could handle the shitstorm if we actually lost them
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>>744094
>Go find Keira. They’ll listen to her, right?
>And Laki for muscle
>And have our frying pan ready incase they get mean.
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>>744094
>Maybe they’re not so bad. Go try to talk to them politely
Speak very loudly so people can hear us far away.
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>>744094
>Something else
Just go there and ask is something is wrong. If we go and help her directly she isn't going to like it, she is too proud.
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>>744097
Once the deep depths of the ocean crush their Pokeballs they'd be released. Everything would be totally okay.
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>>744094
>>Go find Keira. They’ll listen to her, right?
Let's be honest, we're not intimidating in the least.
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>>744094
>Go find Keira. They’ll listen to her, right?
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>>744094
>>Maybe they’re not so bad. Go try to talk to them politely
>>Go stand up for her. You’ve been doing a lot of stepping up lately. What’s a large group of angry fanatics?
Start nicely but once they start shit step up
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>>744094
>>Go stand up for her. You’ve been doing a lot of stepping up lately. What’s a large group of angry fanatics?
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>>744094
>Go find Keira. They’ll listen to her, right?
Well speak of the devil. We need some support on this one.
>Get Laki too, she sorta intimidating
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>>744105
I doubt Mace can swim
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>>744094
>Maybe they’re not so bad. Go try to talk to them politely
Round up whoever's nearby first. Be ready to defend yourself in case they are the evil team for the storyline.

Spoilers: They are the evil team for the storyline.
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>>744094
>Go stand up for her. You’ve been doing a lot of stepping up lately. What’s a large group of angry fanatics?
Time to prove we're actually somewhat manly and slowly regret doing an obviously stupid, dangerous thing
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>>744094
>>744112
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>>744094
>Maybe they’re not so bad. Go try to talk to them politely
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>>744094
>>744101
I like this combo. Seems sensible. Ish.
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>>744094
>Maybe they’re not so bad. Go try to talk to them politely
>Go stand up for her. You’ve been doing a lot of stepping up lately. What’s a large group of angry fanatics?
I agree with this approach, she will probably get mad at us because she "can take care of herself"
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>>744101
These
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>>744094
>>Go stand up for her. You’ve been doing a lot of stepping up lately. What’s a large group of angry fanatics?
"Fuck you fuckers."
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>>744094
>Maybe they’re not so bad. Go try to talk to them politely
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>>744094
>Go find Keira. They’ll listen to her, right?

This is the trouble we don't go into dick first.

Jane is an abrasive bitch, but she doesn't deserve being shanghaied into a Team.
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>>744094
>Maybe they’re not so bad. Go try to talk to them politely
>Go stand up for her. You’ve been doing a lot of stepping up lately. What’s a large group of angry fanatics?
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>>744153
Knowing our luck, she'd prove really good at it and rise to the position of top bitch, becoming a ruthless team leader in the process.
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>>744094
>Go find Keira. They’ll listen to her, right?
Proceed to trip while attempting to sneak off for help and bring all attention onto ourselves.
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>>744094
>Go find Keira. They’ll listen to her, right?
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>>744170
Also that.

Ruining her shot at getting in works well however we accomplish it.
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>>744094
>>Go stand up for her. You’ve been doing a lot of stepping up lately. What’s a large group of angry fanatics?
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You run off to find Keira. Everyone listens to priestesses, right?

Your eyes scan all over for her as you run down the aisles. How can someone so colorful be so hard to spot?

There she is! “Keira!”

She looks up. She was doing some sort of blessing on some food. “Hi, Herb!”

You grab her by the hand and explain as much as you can on your way back.

“Nincada! Go find Laki!” She released her Pokemon. “We have to save those people from Jane!” She says as you both turn the corner. You’re not sure if she meant that the other way around or not.

When you do so, Jane is face to face with their leader in an intense staredown. A few of the members turn to face you and Keira.

“What do you think you’re doing, holding a priestesses hand?”

The leader stops trying to stare down Jane. “Hey, you.” He points to you. “You’ve got a lot of nerve, disrespecting her like that.”

>Just stay quiet and let Keira talk
>Tell them to leave Jane alone!
>Hey, come on, everyone. We can all be friends. Let’s talk things out
>Call Jane over to your side. Let’s go somewhere else
>Something else
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>>744272
>>Just stay quiet and let Keira talk
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>>744272
>Call Jane over to your side. Let’s go somewhere else
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>>744272
>>Just stay quiet and let Keira talk
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>>744272
>"Whatcha gonna do about it!"
>Run the fuck away.
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>>744272
>Just stay quiet and let Keira talk
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>>744272
>>Tell them to leave Jane alone!

Don't want to be that guy but going with the 10 minute cut off Talking to them politely should have won.
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>>744272
>Just stay quiet and let Keira talk
On the bright side, I think Jane is too stubborn to work for these mooks.
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>>744272
>Tell them to leave Jane alone!
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>>744272
>>Call Jane over to your side. Let’s go somewhere else
pay no attention to plumeria
pay no attention to plumeria
pay no attention to plumeria
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>>744272
>Call Jane over to your side. Let’s go somewhere else
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>>744272
>Just stay quiet and let Keira talk
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>>744272
>Just stay quiet and let Keira talk

“We have to save those people from Jane!”

I find this funnier than I should.

Apparently, she's too much of a bitch even for the local variety.
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>>744272
>>Just stay quiet and let Keira talk
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Your pic reminded me that Team Skull has the best fucking theme.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NREBLzXR_34
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>>744272
>Just stay quiet and let Keira talk

We are here to save these people and we already did our part.
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>>744272
>>Just stay quiet and let Keira talk

Let's leave this to the person who they probably won't start shit with.

>>744288
Pretty sure they were just hassling her, not trying to recruit her. Doubt they want any mainlanders in their gang in the first place.
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>>744272
>>Just stay quiet and let Keira talk
Anything we say is going to piss them off more. Let Keira de-escalate.
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>>744299
Right, well my point stands. Jane would have a nice will save in RPG terms. Too stubborn to listen.
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>>744286
[Shit my bad]
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>>744272
>Just stay quiet and let Keira talk
They hate our guts on principle, we should avoid allowing them to use our words as ammunition.
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>>744297
I didn't notice that in the demo, but it is frigging cool, even if they are the most slapstick team yet.

>>744290
Oh, I'm paying attention to Plumeria.
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wait, so touching a (possibly only ghost) priestess is taboo?

or is it just because John is a mainlander?
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gobble is kill
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“You again.” Jane glares at you.

You keep your mouth shut. You get the feeling that anything you say might be twisted or just plain not help.

“Who I hold hands with isn’t your business.” Keira steps forward. “What’s going on here?” The leader looks between you and Keira. Keira steps into his vision again.

He takes the edge off of his glare. “This half-mainlander here was being disrespectful. She’s a guest on our island and-”

“And how are we supposed to treat guests?” The playful Keira you know is gone. “‘But those that are greeted in peace are your brother. Feed them as you would your brother. Take their boats onto your land.’” She quotes.

He frowns. “But they’re not here in peace. They bring piracy and criminals to Take. And what about their pollution on Tabo. And... and almost all of Gwo Boss and their degenerate ways?”

From behind her, you can see Keira holding her wooden charm tightly. But she’s holding her ground and keeping her voice steady. “Did Jane do any of those?”

He keeps his eyes on hers, but says nothing. Finally, he turns to his crew. “Come on.” He signals for the to follow. Before he goes, though, he makes some sort of prayer motion to Keira. She mutters something and makes her own return motion.

He brushes your shoulder as he walks by. You hear one of them mutter the word “Haojin.”

After they leave, Keira slowly walks over to you and buries her head in your back. She’s shaking. “That was too scary.”

“Touching ghost priestesses, now?” Jane walks up to you. “Remember what I said before? Next time that I see you, my Pokemon and I are going to cream you.”

>Fine, you’ll battle her. Let’s go outside
>You don’t want to battle.
>What’s wrong with touching Keira?
>Point out her blue earrings. They’re bringing out her eyes
>Tell her she owes Keira a thank you
>Something else
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>>744443
>What’s wrong with touching Keira?
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>>744443
>>What’s wrong with touching Keira?
>Point out her blue earrings. They’re bringing out her eyes
>Tell her she owes Keira a thank you
>Fine, you’ll battle her. Let’s go outside
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>>744443
>What’s wrong with touching Keira?

>for the to follow.
Butt
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>>744443
>>What’s wrong with touching Keira?
>>Point out her blue earrings. They’re bringing out her eyes
>>Fine, you’ll battle her. Let’s go outside
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>>744443
>Tell her she owes Keira a thank you
>Point out her blue earrings. They're bringing out her eyes
>What's wrong with touching Keira?
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>>744443
>I don't want to battle
>point out her blue earrings they bring out her eye
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>>744443
>>What’s wrong with touching Keira?
>>Tell her she owes Keira a thank you
>>Point out her blue earrings. They’re bringing out her eyes
>>Fine, you’ll battle her. Let’s go outside
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>>744443
>>What’s wrong with touching Keira?
Such gratitude. I'm overwhelmed.
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>>744443
>>What’s wrong with touching Keira?
>>Fine, you’ll battle her. Let’s go outside
>>Tell her she owes Keira a thank you
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>>744443
>You don’t want to battle.
>What’s wrong with touching Keira?
>Point out her blue earrings. They’re bringing out her eyes
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>>744443
>Fine, you’ll battle her. Let’s go outside
>Point out her blue earrings. They’re bringing out her eyes
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>>744443
>>Tell her she owes Keira a thank you
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>>744443
Just ignore her and walk away.
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>>744443
Cool, let's ro-battle. wait wrong show.

>What’s wrong with touching Keira?
>Point out her blue earrings. They’re bringing out her eyes
>Fine, you’ll battle her. Let’s go outside
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>>744443
>>What’s wrong with touching Keira?
>Point out her blue earrings. They’re bringing out her eyes
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>>744450
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>>744443
>What’s wrong with touching Keira?
>You don’t want to battle.
I want to battle her but not like this. This is not a friendly battle. She is just mad.
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>>744443
>Point out her blue earrings. They’re bringing out her eyes
>Fine, you’ll battle her. Let’s go outside
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>>744461
Good deeds aren't done for gratitude, anon.
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>>744443
>>Fine, you’ll battle her. Let’s go outside
>>What’s wrong with touching Keira?
>>Point out her blue earrings. They’re bringing out her eyes
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>>744443
>>Fine, you’ll battle her. Let’s go outside
>>What’s wrong with touching Keira?
>>Point out her blue earrings. They’re bringing out her eyes
>Tell her she owes Keira a thank you

I suspect many of these will go poorly. Especially fighting her, but if she insists then let's give her a fight.
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>>744443
>>What’s wrong with touching Keira?
>Fine, you’ll battle her. Let’s go outside
one away from quints
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>>744480
She needs to learn gratitude though.

I don't mean that in the sour or aggressive sense, I mean that this is literally a good opportunity to try to teach her to say "Thank you".
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>>744496
Personally, I think it's sorta douchey and passive aggressive to tell someone to say thank you that isn't like under 5 years old. EIther they want to say it or not. No point forcing it.
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>>744443
>Fine, you’ll battle her. Let’s go outside
>Point out her blue earrings. They’re bringing out her eyes
>Tell her she owes Keira a thank you
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“What’s wrong with touching Keira?”

Jane puts her hands on her hips. “Don’t play dumb.”

Keira brings her head off of her back and composes herself. “It’s okay.”

Jane gives you and Keira a funny look before finally explaining. “Ghost priestesses have a special connection to the divine. She’s cleaner than you.”

You look at your clothes and hands. They seem clean enough.

“Spiritually cleaner.” Jane clarifies. “She can touch other people all she wants. It’s assumed she either willing to get her aura dirty for her duties, or that she’s spiritually ready. If you touch her though, it’s like saying you’re equally as clean.” Jane seems to just be showing off her knowledge. “It’s presumptuous, even for you. And rude. A normal person touching someone like her is like a dirty person smearing themselves all over someone in a clean white suit.”

“I didn’t mean to be rude.” You tell Keira. “I didn’t know.”

Keira shakes her head. “I don’t mind. You have a nice aura. And besides, for Grass training we’re taught that dirt, the earth, is divine and natural."

Jane folds her arms and grunts.

“I think you owe her a thank you.” Oh jeez it's hard to meet her gaze. Please don't let her hit you.

Jane glares at you, but doesn’t fight you on that. She turns to Keira. “I’ve been studying.” She offers a similar prayer motion. She looks eager to show she knows all the customs.

“That’s really close.” Keira compliments. She still looks pretty shaken up from before, but she’s cheering up quickly.

“Close? Where did I screw up?” She looks over to you. “Never mind. Are we going to do this, or are you going to run to find another person to handle what you can’t?”

“Fine. Let’s go outside. Those earrings are really bringing out your eyes, by the way.” Your tone is still firm despite your words. “I’m glad you took my advice.” You try to glare back at her.

“I already knew that! It’s just a coincidence! I don’t care what you think!” She’s much better at being intimidating.

The three of you start walking out. Laki shows up with Nincada on her head. She’s confused about what’s going on, but Keira fills her in on the rough details.

“You’re battling? I want a rematch, too!”

“Whatever,” Jane says. “I can take you both.”

>You and Laki should double battle her
>You’ll take turns battling Jane. Laki can go next
>Let Laki battle Jane. You’ll go after
>Something else
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>>744614
>>You and Laki should double battle her
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>>744614
>You’ll take turns battling Jane. Laki can go next
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>>744614
>You’ll take turns battling Jane. Laki can go next
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>>744614
>>You and Laki should double battle her
Fun time
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>>744614
>You’ll take turns battling Jane. Laki can go next

If we are doing this at least we are going to battle seriously in a 1v1
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>>744614
>You’ll take turns battling Jane. Laki can go next
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>>744614
>Take turns
Double battling is just straight bullying
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>>744614
>You’ll take turns battling Jane. Laki can go next
Let's do this fair and square.
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>>744614
>>You’ll take turns battling Jane. Laki can go next
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>>744614
>>You’ll take turns battling Jane. Laki can go next
She wants to pick a fight so bad, oblige her.
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>>744614
>You’ll take turns battling Jane. Laki can go next

I wanna settle this with her alone no excuses or dismissing us
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>>744614
>You’ll take turns battling Jane. Laki can go next
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>>744614
>>You’ll take turns battling Jane. Laki can go next
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tfw I'll never get a double battle
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>>744614
>You’ll take turns battling Jane. Laki can go next

Yeah I feel one on one would be the best way. While she'd probably accept a double battle she'd probably just use it to reinforce her thoughts as us being a manipulator who couldn't beat her fair and square.

Not that I think our odds are any good; she's got type advantage on most of our team and has probably been way more focused on training than we have.
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>>744665
Because they require large amounts of teamwork and a double battle here would just be ganging up on her.
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>>744665
we can do double battles later, right now we need to prove ourselves
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>>744667
As young as she is, Bella is our best chance. Poison resist Fighting and she might have poison point.
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>>744667
Our whiteout will be beautiful and glorious.
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>>744683
>whiting out like a pleb
Whether we win or lose, we have to compliment her on a good battle.

Unless one of us just crushed the other, or she goes too far again, anyway.
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>>744696
Yeah, I think as long as John is having fun even in defeat, it'll be good for Jane to see. Be a good sportsman and thank her for the match.
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>>744614
>>You’ll take turns battling Jane. Laki can go next
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You’ll battle Jane first. Laki can challenge her after if she wants.

“The only challenge will be for the paramedics getting your Pokedex out of your colon after I jam it up there, if you interfere with another one of my battles.”

You consider yourself a patient person, but Jane is really testing that.

“Are you mad? Good. Show me your passion! No manipulation or games. Battle me!” She reaches for a Pokeball.

“Wait, what kind of battle is it?” Valerie and Hana have caught up.

“We won’t bet money, just pride.” Jane says. As she glances at your belt. “Singles. One pokemon each. How’s that sound?”

You see three pokeballs on her belt.

>Works for you
>Let’s do two Pokemon each
>Bet any remaining money you have left
>Something else
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>>744730
>Let’s do two Pokemon each
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>>744730
>>Works for you
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>>744730
>>Let’s do two Pokemon each
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>>744730
>>Let’s do two Pokemon each
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>>744730
>Let’s do two Pokemon each
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>>744730
>Let’s do two Pokemon each
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>>744730
>let's do two Pokemon each
Budew is for tyogre
We need to see what else she has
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>>744730
>>Let’s do two Pokemon each
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>>744730
>Works for you
Remember guys, Laki still has to battle her afterwards.
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>>744730
>>Let’s do two Pokemon each
I don't like dancing to Jane's Tempo. I bet she's a mon wonder, her next mon won't be nearly as trained.
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>>744730
>“Are you mad? Good. Show me your passion! No manipulation or games. Battle me!"
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bB7fgX6H9_M
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>>744752
budew is still really weak being newborn. Best to stick with gobble and rocky
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>>744730
>>Works for you
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>>744774
It was able to tank a Razor Wind which is a decently powerful move from a Nuzleaf. It isn't THAT weak.
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>>744774
But we've been training budew
It even took on a higher level wild mon and won
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>>744767
Mace named after Mace Windu. John must be a Star Wars fan.
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>>744730
>>Works for you
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>>744791
or he likes the spice
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>>744800
It's almost like it's a joke. Nice pic by the way.
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>>744809
thanks

sarcasm doesn't work very well with text
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>>744817
That looks like it should hurt her neck
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“How about two Pokemon each?”

Jane throws up her hands. “If you want. Just don’t cry about me beating you. Winning doesn’t make me the bad guy.”

You both take your places at the end of a small battle area. It’s a flat area of compacted dirt with two metal barriers near the middle. They’re both about two feet tall and three feet wide. This place must be used for small Pokemon battles a lot.

She reaches for her Pokeball.

>Go Gobble!
>Go Mace!
>Go Belladonna!
>Wait for her to throw her Pokemon first
>Something else
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>>744829
>>Go Gobble!
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>>744823
physiology isn't their strong suite

example, this
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>>744829
>Go Belladonna!
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>>744829
>>Go Belladonna!
she'll probably start with her starter, which Bell is strong against
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>>744829
Go Gobble!
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>>744829
>>Go Gobble!
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>>744829
Wrong copy-paste.
>Go Belladonna!
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>>744829
>Go Gobble!
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>>744829
>>Go Belladonna!
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>>744829
>>Go Gobble!


>>744833
Why is it so hard to understand that people have spines? Is she a fucking owl in this picture?
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>>744829
>Go Gobble!
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>>744829
>Go Belladonna
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>>744839
She might have the typing, but she's by far the lowest in strength. She just hatched not so long ago.
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>>744852
She fought a Nuzleaf and won, taking a Razor Wind. She isn't that weak.
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so... start with metronome or start with a cheeky focus punch assuming jane is the sort that sets up and try's to sweep.
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>>744848
butts are important, but characters need faces

thus, owl spines
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>>744859
She is just going to Fake-Out + Mach Punch on Gobble. That is why leading with him is a bad idea.
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>>744857
razor wind is special and budews highest stat is special defense. her physical defense is half that
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>>744829
>Go Belladonna!
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>>744829
>Go Belladonna!

>>744852
And she already managed to drive off an evolved Pokemon in the wild (granted with some help). I think you're underestimating her. Besides, being resistant to attacks + Absorb makes for an irritating opponent. Especially if Bella has Poison Point.
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>>744867
And she is Poison type which resist fighting, might have poison point, and Nuzleaf is stronger than Tyrogue.
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>>744867
tyrogue is also a fighting type, so we would be sending gobble against something he's weak to

and at least Bella isn't dependent on metronome
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>>744876
oh wow, I forgot how shitty tyrogue is stat wise, point taken. but I think it's too late to change my vote.
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>>744829
>Go Belladonna!
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>>744883
You can always change it, but Belladonna won by one or two votes.
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>>744883
man, you weren't kidding

Bella has 5 less attack, and that's her weakest stat
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>>744891
Gobble won by 1
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>>744891
10 minute voting period.
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>>744903
>>744906
Belladona won.
Votes were tied, but someone voted 1 minute late as a tiebreaker.
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>>744831
>>744834
>>744840
>>744841
>>744843
>>744845
>>744848
>>744849
8 Gobble

>>744836
>>744839
>>744844
>>744846
>>744850
>>744870
>>744871
7 Bella
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>>744922
2 of those are deleted for Gobble incase you can't see.

So 6 for Gobble.
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>>744924
they aren't appearing deleted on mine for some reason
didn't notice until i quoted them
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>>744310
Dayum is that what Valerie looks like?

>>744614
Now this is the kind of stuff I like to see from Keira: these moments where she isn't chipper and excited humanize her quite a lot. We should follow up on how shook-up by this she seemed once we've dealt with Jane. Not that I want her to be serious all the time, but this is the kind of thing John - and by extension the readers - can relate to more easily.

Keira considers different things to be taboo or scary or embarrassing and the like, but she still obviously feels those emotions. This, along with both the facepaint conversation and the whole Spiritomb thing, have been good characterization moments for her.
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>>744929
Yeah, I knew that because I was one of the deleted votes. Always refresh folks!
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>>744924
>>744929
Yeah I deleted my Gobble vote to switch to Bella
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>>744836
>>744839
>>744844
>>744846
>>744850
>>744870
>>744871
Bella 7

>>744831
>>744840
>>744841
>>744843
>>744845
>>744848
>>744849
[Gobble 7 (assuming that >>744834 was a mistake since they posted >>744844)

And >>744883 wants to change vote and >>744888 also serves as a tie breaker anyway.

So I'm going to call it as Bella winning, unless I'm missing something]
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I'm late, why are people throwing the newborn into the ring?
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>>744941
Sounds good, Iet's battle.
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>>744941
I think a general guideline is to not count deleted voted.

>>744947
Because Pokemon grow up fast and Bella can handle herself better than people were thinking.
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>>744941
Gobble's hopping on the "post bad anatomy" train I see.

Seriously what the hell is going on in that picture.
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>>744941
>>744953

Goddamnit people Necks do not work this way
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>Send the newborn into battle
>She accuses you of manipulating everyone against her because if she attacks a baby she's the bad guy

>>744950
Foals stand shortly after birth, doesn't mean you'd throw him into the Kentucky Derby the next day.
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>>744947
Because both of our other 'mons have type weaknesses to fighting, while Bell resists and has a physical-punishing ability plus recovery move.

And we did train with her a bit, so it's not like she's totally green pun intended
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>>744950
>I think a general guideline is to not count deleted voted.
Especially when the same ID as the deleted vote proceeded to vote for the opposing option.
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>>744947
Our inner Liu Bei is being channeled.
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>>744960
Even if the Foal already beat a race horse?
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>>744953
I have no idea but my dick approves
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>>744947
Because the baby does actually have experience and took down a higher level wild mon and tanked it's hardest hit
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>>744941
Thanks, Gobble. Was taking a quiz and otherwise distracted.

Can understand sticking to 10 minutes only to prevent rewriting posts, but it also looks like others were changing their minds anyways.
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>>744968
yeah... checking the moves... nuzleaf would have been level 37 since it used razor wind.
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>>744970
IDs already prevent rewrites. Swapping IP would mean you avoid the time limit anyways.

>>744974
Or an egg move.
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>>744974
Nah this is more Anime rules, so if you train a move you can learn it ealier.
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>>744974
oh wait, that was in x&y, as of ORAS it learns razor wind at 20
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>>744978
I meant Gobble starting over on writing content because a shift in votes.
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>>744986
Ah, right. Words can be difficult.
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“Go Tyrogue!”

“Go Bella!”

Her Tyrogue looks really strong. They must have been training non-stop.

Jane smiles. “Just about ready to evolve, aren’t you?”

Tyrogue demonstrates a few kicks.

Belladonna tries to do her own pose. She’s much more graceful and collected than when she first hatched, and she has battle experience, but Jane and her Pokemon look really tough.

If there’s one thing to be happy about, though, it’s the intense sunlight. This region seems to change between that and rain a lot.


>Tell her to protect herself from Tyrogue’s first attack
>Absorb
>Pin Missile. It’s not effective, but she can hit it a lot
>Growth, get stronger
>Water Sport. Maybe you get slippery
>Try Stun Spore
>Try Mega Drain
>Something else
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>>745022
>Tell her to protect herself from Tyrogue’s first attack

Fake Out inc
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>>745022
>>Tell her to protect herself from Tyrogue’s first attack
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>>745022
>>Tell her to protect herself from Tyrogue’s first attack
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>>745022
>Tell her to protect herself from Tyrogue’s first attack

I say stun spore after this
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>>745022
>Tell her to protect herself from Tyrogue's first attack
Intercept the Fake Out.
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>>745022
>>Try Stun Spore
only chance
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>>745022
>Tell her to protect herself from Tyrogue’s first attack
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>>745032
We need to be very careful about that actually. Could have Guts.
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>>745022
>Tell her to protect against tyogres attack

water sprout if needed
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>>745022
>>Try Stun Spore
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>>745022
>>Tell her to protect herself from Tyrogue’s first attack
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>>745022
>Tell her to protect herself from Tyrogue’s first attack
Jane seems like she open strong
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>>745026
>>745030
>>745031
>>745032
>>745037
She doesn't have protect, fake out is 100% accuracy, and her tyrouge is stronger, faster and more experienced. There's no way we're dodging it if it is fake out.

And if it is, we'll flinch and bella will be knocked out next turn without even touching tyrouge.
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>>745044
You're right, then maybe water sport and change the battlefield
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>>745053
Dude, relax. Protecting ourselves means trying to mitigate damage. Stun Spore has a terrible chance of working here.
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>>745022
>>Tell her to protect herself from Tyrogue’s first attack

Doesn't really matter what else we try right now if Fake Out is involved.
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>>745053
She'll make it through and hopefully tyrouge gets poisoned.
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>>745053
If it is Fake Out, we don't develop Protect, and Tyrogue would KO in two hits, then we're fucked anyway because Fake Out has higher priority than anything else we might get.

Hoping for Protect is thus objectively the best choice here.
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>>745072
Unless guts. My hope is that Bella can reduce Fake out's damage even slightly.
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>>745072
If it doesn't it means she has technician and we should teach her bullet seed asap
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>>745076
>KO in two hits
With tackle and fake out?

>>745079
Or Natural Cure
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>>745022
>Growth, get stronger
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>>745079
>>745082
Budews get Poison point or natural cure as abilities and leaf guard as a hidden.
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>>745082
Forgot about natural cure, honestly technician or poison point are my preferred abilities for her. If she has natural cure I'd still be okay with it
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[Roll!]
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Rolled 65 (1d100)

>>745099
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>>745082
His argument was predicated upon defeating Bella in two hits.

My point was that if it will beat Bella in two hits, hoping for Prot is objectively the best course of action since Fake out will stop anything else.
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Rolled 64 (1d100)

>>745099
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>>745099
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>>745099
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>>745099
Dice!
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>>745099
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>>745093
I forgot I always just think of Roserade, leaf guard turns into technician when she evolves evolves into Roserade
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>>745109
l a t e
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>>745107
>>745109
Man you guys are late.
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>>745113
By a few seconds it seems

Captcha, find the stops signs...
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>>745022
>evolving her starter barely a day or two in
>not holding off for extra moves
>probably hasn't even gaged IVs, just powertrained stats to force the evolution she wants
My gut and my rampant speculation are telling me that Jane is the filthiest sort of powergamer.
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>>745129
One minute makes the difference. Oh well.
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>>745133
>Tyrogue
>Moves from levelup
So Hitmonlee or Hitmontop? My money is on Lee
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>>745142
I've always thought Lee was a cooler mon.
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>>745142
yeah, all attack power mode fits jane.
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>>745142
Jane seems like a Lee, overwhelming strength is like a trait for her, if she was more calculating I'd lean more to chan or top
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>>745157
probably Lee, he's already kicking a lot
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>>745142
>best evolution forgotten entirely
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>>745167
She didn't mention throwing punches.
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“Hit it with Fake out!”

“Bella just try to protect yourself!”

The Tyrogue appears up close to her. It moves deceptively and slaps the air in front of Belladonna, doing some damage and causing her to flinch.

“Don’t let up!” Jane encourages her Pokemon.

Bella looks shook up, but she’s still got a lot of fight in her. You don’t know how much of that was mitigated, but you’re guessing not much. It was worth a try, though.

He stands over Bella preparing his next attack already.

>Absorb. Get that health back!
>Pin Missile and run.
>Growth, get stronger
>Water Sport. Spray it’s face and get some distance!
>Try Stun Spore. Paralyze it!
>Try Mega Drain, get a lot of health back
>Something else
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>>745203
>>Try Mega Drain, get a lot of health back
steal all his health
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>>745203
>>Try Stun Spore. Paralyze it!
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>>745203
>Growth, get stronger
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>>745203
>Growth
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>>745203
>Try Mega Drain, get a lot of health back
All in
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>>745203
>>Try Mega Drain, get a lot of health back
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>>745203
>Try Mega Drain, get a lot of health back
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>>745203
>>Try Mega Drain, get a lot of health back

I just want her to get some experience or moves over winning
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>>745203
>>Try Mega Drain, get a lot of health back
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>>745203
>Try Mega Drain, get a lot of health back
Worth a shot.
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>>745203
>Try Mega Drain, get a lot of health back

Shouldn't be too big a jump from Absorb to learn.
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>>745203
>Try Stun Spore. Paralyze it!
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>>745203
>Try Mega Drain, get a lot of health back
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>>745203
>>Try Stun Spore. Paralyze it!
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>>745203
>Try Stun Spore. Paralyze it!

We need this.
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>>745258
Tyrogue has a good chance of having guts.
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>>745203
>Try Stun Spore. Paralyze it!
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>>745258
Don't want him to rape our team with guts.
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[Roll roll roll!]
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>>745203
>Try Stun Spore. Paralyze it!
>>745264
wouldn't slowing it down help?
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>>745274
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>>745274
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>>745274
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>>745274
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>>745274
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>>745274
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>>745275
Guts would give it maxed out attack.

>>745281
LATE
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>>745274
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>>745290
This the second time this has happened to me this thread.
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>>745280
Well that's oka-
>>745281
DAMMIT
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>>745290
Huh, so that's how that works.
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>>745297
Just mash f5 like a mother fucker.
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>>745281
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>>745281
I am so sorry
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>>745307
Don't blame me, blame the fuckbois who went before.
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>>745315
No, you blame the guy too slow.
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As long as Herb and his pokemon are having fun right?
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>>745317
That doesn't make any sense, but I guess it's a free country.
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>>745318
Yeah, so long as we learn some stuff all is good. Winning is nice though.
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>>745277
>>745278
>>745280
64's... not terrib-
>>745281
Why.
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“Use Tackle!” Jane yells out and points to the target. Tyrogue leaps at its opponent and attacks. It’s a strong hit that sends Bella rolling back.

“Don’t worry. We’ll have much stronger moves soon enough.”

“Mega Drain!”

Bella leans down and then shoots her head up. She pulls faint green bits of energy out of her opponent. It’s not great, but it’s working. It could use a bit of practice and polish, though.

“Good job, Bella!” You encourage her. She’s learning fast.

On the whole, while Bella got some health back, it wasn’t nearly as much as she lost. You struggle to think of a way you can turn this around. Tyrogue looks like it's pumped to fight.

"I thought you'd have better moves than this." Jane taunts. "I haven't even used my trump card yet."

>Keep using Mega Drain. Wait for Tyrogue to get tired
>Pin Missile and try to keep away
>Growth, get stronger in the sunlight
>Water Sport. Spray it’s face and get some distance!
>Try Stun Spore. Paralyze it!
>Swap Pokemon
>Something else
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>>745390
>Keep using Mega Drain. Wait for Tyrogue to get tired
Try to stay in it!
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>>745390
>>Keep using Mega Drain. Wait for Tyrogue to get tired
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>>745390
>Keep using Mega Drain. Wait for Tyrogue to get tired
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>>745390
>>Keep using Mega Drain. Wait for Tyrogue to get tired
just gotta take more than we lose each turn
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>>745390
>Water Sport. Spray it’s face and get some distance!
Hopefully we can get the ground muddy to fuck with his footwork too.
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>>745390
>>Keep using Mega Drain. Wait for Tyrogue to get tired
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>>745390
>Keep using Mega Drain. Wait for Tyrogue to get tired
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>>745390
>Keep using Mega Drain. Wait for Tyrogue to get tired

Let's be that guy. She earned it.
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>>745390
>>Keep using Mega Drain. Wait for Tyrogue to get tired
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>>745390
>Keep using Mega Drain. Wait for Tyrogue to get tired
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>>745390
>Keep using Mega Drain. Wait for Tyrogue to get tired

Not sure how well this will work; but if nothing else hopefully we'll have this move down to what its supposed to be before the fight ends.
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[Roll! Roll roll roll roll roll!]
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If we lose, we're saying something like:"great match, I learned a lot.", right?
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Rolled 100 (1d100)

>>745450
rolls away!
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Rolled 75 (1d100)

>>745450
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>>745450
Worry or mistake?
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>>745450
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>>745450
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>>745455
what the hell, I though we decided to have bad luck?
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>>745455
Yoooooooooo. What are these rolls? Like every session.
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>>745455
FIRST FUCKING ROLL
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>>745455
Thank you!
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>>745455
The dice gods have blessed us.
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>>745455
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>inb4 Bella learns Giga Drain
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[I forgot to roll]
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>>745455
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>>745455
The fuck is with all the hundreds?
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>>745455
Are... are you trying to seduce me?
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>>745483
suck a dick Jane

Bella confirmed best girl
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>>745483
>buttless butt

Damn Gobble
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>>745483
Serena what happened to your butt? Someone appears to have stolen it.
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>>745455
The Dice Gods have taken our pessimistic perception and taken it as a challenge.
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“Let stop, Tyrogue! You’re way stronger! We’ve trained this move so let’s use it! Thief!”

“I believe in you, Bella! Keep it up! Mega Drain!”

“Thief!”
“Mega Drain!
“Tackle!”
“Mega Drain!
“Thief!”
“Mega Drain!
“Tackle!”
“Mega Drain!
“Thief!”
“Mega Drain!

You and Jane watch it happen before your eyes. Despite the experience gap, Bella is pulling ahead! Tyrogue is getting tired, but Bella seems to be able to keep her energy and her health refreshed by draining his. It’s a battle of endurance and Bella is winning despite the odds.

“That’s enough!” Jane yells. “You’re mocking me, aren’t you? Well I respect my Pokemon enough not to let you make a game out of this!” She retrieves her Tyrogue. He’s still got some fight in him, but he looks bushed. When he comes back, he'll probably only take one hit. “Go, Fletchling!”

The small, cute bird Pokemon appears just in time to lose some health from Mega Drain. Jane’s eye twitches.

Keira, Hana, and Laki look surprised. They’ve never seen this Pokemon before. You’ve seen a lot of them back home, though.

>Keep using Mega Drain. You’re on a roll and might even unlock something better
>Pin Missile and take cover by the metal things. Make it hard to swoop at Bella
>Growth, get stronger in the sunlight
>Water Sport. Fletchlings are fire types, right? Or do they evolve into one? Either way, Water Sport!
>Try Stun Spore. Paralyze it!
>Swap Pokemon
>Something else

[Last update of the night. I’ll count votes, though.]
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>>745618
>>Water Sport. Fletchlings are fire types, right? Or do they evolve into one? Either way, Water Sport!
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>>745618
>Swap Pokemon
BEST ROCK, COMING THROUGH
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>>745618
>>Water Sport. Fletchlings are fire types, right? Or do they evolve into one? Either way, Water Sport!
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>>745618
>>Swap Pokemon
Time for Mace the Ace
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>>745618
>Swap pokemon
Send in gobble.
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>>745618
>Swap Pokemon

Time to rock and roll.
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>>745618
We'll show her serious then.

Let's Mace her, see how she likes that for serious.
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>>745618
>>Try Stun Spore. Paralyze it!
Fletchling dont get fire move till pretty late or they evolve. Stun then Mace.
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>>745618
>>Swap Pokemon
I don't care which.
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>>745618
>Swap Pokemon
Time to drop some rocks on this jerk!
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>>745618
>Swap Pokemon
Mace time
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>>745618
>Swap Pokemon
Time for best rock.
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>>745618
>>Swap Pokemon
Go Mace
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>>745633
I MEANT MACE
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>>745618
>Swap Pokemon
Mace please
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>>745618
>Swap Pokemon
Go Mace, go! Thanks for running, Gobble!
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>>745635
>Swap Pokemon
And I forgot the actual frigging vote.
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>>745618
Gobble why is she such a bitch?
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>>745618
>Swap Pokemon
Mace
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>>745618
Also thanks for running!
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>>745618
>>Swap Pokemon (Mace)

I love the fact we just spammed Mega Drain the whole time; I'm guessing it lowered her opinion of us more though. Also, I'm guessing this means Bella doesn't have Poison Point unless they just got really lucky with their attacks.
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>>745618
>Swap Pokemon
Swap to Mace.
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>>745650
She literally believes we are an evil genius out to fuck with her in every way possible, including turning people against her and making a fool of her whenever possible.

The idea that she herself might be the cause of some of these problems is utterly ludicrous to her, it just *has* to be that one guy who ruined everything.
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>>745650
>>745669
[You're the one that messed up her battle with Laki, got in her way helping a Wailmer and made it worse, ruined her chance at showing those other people that she belongs and knows the customs, and now you're making a mockery of the battle. Her question is, "why is John such a bastard?"]

>>745647
>>745656
[Thanks!]
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>>745669
Sounds like she might've had at least one fucked up relationship then.
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>>745675
Thanks for running, by the by.

When're you running next?
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>>745675
How much did Bella's happiness rise from kicking ass? She have mega drain down pat?

What's everyone who is watching's reaction?
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>>745618
>Swap Pokemon

Go Mace!
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>>745675
Thanks for running Gobble the makeover stuff was fun. I just wanted to put dresses on all the girls, 1/3 isn't bad
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>>745678
He did mention that she was trying to make a fresh start here, so it's not a stretch to think that she's had a shitty life up until now.
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>>745618
>Swap Pokemon
Mace's time to shine.
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>>745685
Bella seems to be a born fighter, probably.
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>>745675
Thanks for running. Also surprised their isn't any art of Sun and Moon mum yet. Or at least I can't find any.
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>>745689
Given the blame shifting, seeming obsession and what Gobble has said so far, that's what it sounds like.

The question then becomes:

Emotionally abusive family member or dickhole partner?

Maybe this is a look at what Kat and Robin's relationship would've been if it had've gone wrong, in a certain sense.
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>>745711
After this is done, we should really invite her for ice cream or something, because either way she obviously needs a friend.

Honestly, she reminds me of some of the women who ran in gangs where I grew up. They acted batshit insane because they couldn't afford to be seen as weak, and they never accepted blame for anything, no matter how trivial.
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>>745730
Like they say, you've got to hit rock bottom before you can get back up.

Being beaten by Herb is probably going to be just about rock bottom.
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>>745750
>>745730
By that I mean yes, good idea.

And that sounds about the level of fucked up Jane's at.
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>>745730
Yeah, that's more or less the vibe I get from her too. Which of course means she would reject that invitation; especially if she lost because she would either see it as pity or some other ploy against her.

>>745750
I have no idea what sort of thing would be required to get through to her; but I feel it would take more than that.
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>>745684
[Hoping Tuesday, but looking at my work emails I'll be super slammed tomorrow and that will likely bleed over to Tuesday causing me to work late. I'd say 30% chance I can run Tuesday.]

>>745685
[Bella has Mega Drain down pat and she's loving this. Even if she's KO'd in one hit now, she'll still have fond memories about this fight. Sure, she got hit a lot, but weathering what comes is a plants life. She's managed to grow despite it. Her happiness and experience have been going very quickly.

Laki is impressed, hopeful that this means she can do well too, and a little jealous. Mostly though, she's just liking seeing Jane angry. What's Jane's problem with her, anyway? And what's with Herb. Is he a wuss or a secret badass? He gets this intense, focused look in his eyes when he fights and she can't tell if he even knows it.

Keira is impressed at your affinity for bringing out the best in a Grass type. She's heard a lot of different things about mainlanders and people from other places, but she feels she could really connect with you. There's a culture gap, but you seem to have more in common where it counts. She hopes you're not weirded out or upset with her over not saying anything about touching her. She likes being seen as Keira first and a priestess second.

Hana feels a bit overwhelmed and a bit pumped, though she doesn't look it. You, Polu, Jane, and Laki all seem to be battlers that know what they're doing. She needs to figure out what she's good at before she's totally left behind. It's easy to go back to just hiding from the world and watching movies and shows all day, but she promised she's not going to be an observer any more! She's going to do something. She just needs to figure out what that something is.

Valerie is watching the fight with interest. She sees you as a natural rival for contests, given your fashion and cooking skills. You battle with Polu may have been a fluke, but seeing you do decently against Jane after she destroyed three of them before means she should probably keep an eye on you. She knew it wouldn't be easy to try to journey like a normal person, but she was expecting the competition not to be as strong compared to someone like her. Is that elitist?

The ice cream shop owner across the street is happy to see another battle in that yard. His wife called him crazy for setting it up and inviting the public to battle there, but new trainers on this island are always excited to battle and then have ice cream after. Best investment he ever made. Kids sure are fashionable these days.]


[Personally I expected Herb to lose to Polu and Jane. We'll see how things go next thread, but good choices and good dice have really helped. Maybe I have to up the difficulty a bit.]
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>>745852
We honestly expected to lose too. I'd say the difficulty is fine, just our immense amount of Nat 100s blows the curve. Not much you can do about that. Kinda like Oberon sweeping that one guy solo. Luck is luck.
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>>745852
The dice gods giveth and the dice gods taketh away. We got luck I feel. Though my rolls helped none. <.<

Also I think that Ice Cream store owner is a smart man and might be related to a cabbage salesmen in some way.
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>>745872
Nah, we're not going to ruin his shop. Can't be cabbage related.
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>>745852
Thanks for running, Gobble. Thread was especially amusing- was nice getting some dressing up going on.

Looking forward to the oncoming bits.
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>>745852
It's annoying how we've got to get these sorts of character reactions OOC or by word of god, but they add a lot.

And this might be selfish, but glad I'm not the only one out of commission tomorrow. I really don't like missing this.

And honestly, our luck so far has been bullshit. Upping difficulty really shouldn't be a problem unless the trend actually follows on consistently.
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>>745871
>>745872
[I guess that's true. We'll see how things keep going. Don't expect Jane to just roll over, though. She's got a few things to try, yet.]

>>745886
[Thanks for coming! The girls had fun. Herb is very non-threatening so it's easy to relax around him.]
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>>745919
Good, the lower their guard gets, the higher our sword will go
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>it's easy to relax around him.
And then we strike
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So I'm really interested in Keira, Hana and Laki teaching Herb more about their culture. But I feel that it's a bit one sided. So I was just thinking about things that could go on in herbs culture. So far I thought that while they're not super religious where he comes from any more. Some old customs and legends still happen and are talked about. Like for example, priestesses and priests are shaman/druids who believe that Pokemon are the spirits of nature. Marowaks and Cubones are especially holy due to their skull like heads denoting their affinity with the realm of the dead (which is just the place spirits go when you die). Preist and Prestesses wear masks that look like Marowak skulls for this reason. And Ghost pokemon aren't actually ghosts, but are the spirits that have the closest connection wit the spirit world. Legendary Pokemon are just the most powerful spirits and represent rather than embody their respective part of the world. E.g. Dialga and Celebii arn't time, but are powerful enough to control it. Or where given their powers by the being that can. This is assuming he's from PokeEurope and is a PokeCelt/German/Suomi/other.
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>>745925
Phrasing.
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>>745985
Pretty sure they know what they said.
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>>745998
I know I'm just being silly.
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>>745852
Well, Polu's spiritomb did have a tag on that made things easier.
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>>745871
>expect to lose
That is loser talk! I'm here for the yuge gains and victory!
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>>745954
I could really get behind something like this. Maybe not the exact thins you listed, but I like the idea of some cultural exchange going on.

You're right that lore dumps would be one-sided otherwise, and I think giving John the opportunity to share some of his culture would be a great way to avoid that.

I'm in favor of us being either poke-germanic or poke-irish. Both have really cool mythology and culture to them that don't often get attention.
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>>745954
>>746370
I think Gobble has been sprinkling in lore from our home region already. The reactions to things here and the times we know Pokemon that are rare here give us an idea of the region.
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>>746374
Oh, yeah there's definitely been some of that. I more meant mythology and culture, as opposed to just which pokemon can be found there.
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I still holding out hope for Totodile, may not get Larvitar since we already have Mace but there is still a chanceI also want Heracross and a Bagon
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>>746403
True. Heracross is best bug.
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>>746403
Still want Froslass, but a Bagon would be great also
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>>746426
Truly he is
>>746430
I'm not very big on Ghost types, I've used them all and I'm not very picky about them. If we had to choose I'd want want a Golurk I'm a big /m/ fan and Golurk does it for me. Also he is ground, ground is one of my favorite types.

I've been trying to think of a Fairy type that I would like for Herb I can only think of Snubbul, Togepi or Mawile. I also want an Espeon
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>>746432
Well ghost types are gonna happen eventually. My hope is for Mismagius or Drifblim personally, they are some of the less evil ones.
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>>746432
I like the idea of running into a Golurk that is stuck guarding an old abandoned temple or something and we have to get past it to free it and have it join us after that.
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>>746436
In terms of pokemon we catch, they're not actually guaranteed to happen at all.
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>>746451
>Hang around ghost priestess
>Heavily spiritual region
>Ghost types not guaranteed to show up
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>>746456
>We have to catch every pokemon that shows up
My post was literally one sentence and you still failed to read it.
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>>746457
I read it. The way you worded it made it seem like you wouldn't think they would show up and be an option to catch.
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>>746460
I was referring to the act of catching and not just having a chance to do so. Sorry for the confusion.
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>>746468
I'm probably stupid, but all is good. I'm just up to catch whatever makes sense for John and is something interesting to my personal taste.
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I want to see him with a Salamance, after catching it from a Bagon it would represent Johns growth as as person, at least to me. Also giving Salamance a bitchin scarf
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>>745919
>>745871
Honestly crits are shit, both fails and successes.
Luck should only account for so much, not be moments where God descends from the Heavens with a host of angels to make things go one way or another.
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>>746481
There are lots of Pokémon that show off the growth of a character, Bagon is cool though.
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>>746481
I'd rather get best dragon
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>>746485
You can't run Pokémon without crits though. And Gobble tends to be pretty reasonable with them. A single crit either way doesn't decide a fight.
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>>746432
Mawile has a fantastic design, so that one has my vote.
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>>746481
I can dig that. Look at that glorious bastard.

>>746536
Also this.

Fuck. There are too many pokemon that I want.
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>>745711
Honestly I thought it would be something more along the lines of being an outcast from her peers growing up. She's probably always thought that if only she were on Kaitwe, things would be different. But they aren't, and that has to be hard.
I can understand why John is sympathetic to her. They both moved here at the same time, away from everything they've known. If Laki hadn't come and found him, and helped him to get to know everyone, maybe John would be the one who's traveling alone.

Also, the main difference I seem to see between island and mainland religion is that on the mainland, religions tend to be very legendary focused. I can just see John as a Xerneas follower.
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>>746648
I don't think the mainlands are very religious at all, what they do have focuses on legendary Pokemon though.
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>>746648
Yeah. I like Jane. She's confrontational and has a lot of issues, but she's not a bad person. Worst she did was push John right after making sure he was okay.
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>>746680
As much as I hate Jane, it is only because nobody has done something actually bad yet. Everything is relative.
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>>746403
Swampert is still my preferred water type, half due to his typing and half so we have a swampert
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>>746706
I'd prefer Lanturn, but Swampert pretty gud too.
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>>746432
>Fairy type
Anon...
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>>746782
Lanturn would be nice, my biggest problem with it is that it's unable to walk around.

Which is a shame, cause it's a great Pokémon and would be a great surfer
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>>746432
A ralts(despite the flame wars over it) mght be fun too, or a Marill or Cottonee.


>>746481
An usually critty Trapinch is still my jam.


>>746706
>>746782
We do need a quality water mon. Swampert, Feraligator or Ludicolo might be fun.
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>>746436
Mismagius is way more /fa/ than Drifblim
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>>746680
>she's not a bad person
What qualifies as a bad person, in your mind?

>>746827
Any of those three would be neat water mons. Kind of biased towards the croc, and presumably our mons would jam all the time with a Ludicolo.
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>>746841
>he doesn't want to travel the world in a ghost hot air balloon
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>>746841
>>746845
A litwick we use to light up the night and bling out might be fun.
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What Pokemon would you like to see our friends get?
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>>746951
Someone get an Alola Muk down the line. They did mention Tabo had heavy pollution.

Val and Lilligant is a match made in heaven.

Hana and Tyranitar with her love of kaiju films.

Slowbro seems perfect for Polu to me.

I'm hoping Jane's third Pokemon is that Nuzleaf we beat.

Not really sure what would make sense for others.
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>>746951
I like the idea that Polu just stumbles into pokemon used by champions. So Beldum, Dratini, Feebas, etc.
With Keira, I'm wondering less what she'll catch and more what she'll do with Shedinja, since she can't train ghosts. I don't think we've seen her Tropius yet.
Valerie likes contests, so something like a Flabébé , oddish, or other flower mon would be suitable. Any cat would fit her pretty well too. (Come on Purrloin!)
Hana had, Togepi, right? She doesn't seem to know what she wants to do, so it's hard to say. Something about Solosis seems to fit though.
Laki is another one where her current team is more interesting than who she'll get. I'm interested to see how her relationship with Wailmer develops. Will she trade him away? Grow to love him? Fit trainers tend to use fighting types, so maybe a Scraggy, Pancham, or Croagunk? Spinda isn't fighting type, but might work in the "drunk boxing" sense.
Jane's team (with talonflame, possible Hitmontop) is looking very meta, so maybe something like Smeargle, Bagon, Ferroseed, etc.
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