It's been a while since I've ran a quest, so bear with me. Advise and criticism is always welcome, I'm trying to get better while entertaining /tg/. Ah, hello there. Welcome to the world of Pokemon. My name is Hickory, but most people call me the Pokemon Sage. We live in a world between the Gods and the mortals. Many of the beings of this world have absorbed the grace of the Gods above, giving them amazing and unique powers. We call these beings Pokemon. People often try to befriend these beings, forming lasting relationships that last a lifetime. With these Pokemon, we battle, grow, and learn. I'm sorry, I've been rambling. What's your name again?>name?feel free to post images that you think might be useful in this quest>https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=y4jkHr2MaRoPersonal favorite is season 3's, but the first is still the iconic Pokemon song. That said, all are pretty great
The name is Dick.
>>42308852>>42308923>name?I'll second Cain
>>42308852Let's go with Cain.Also what's that Krabby doing with a jelly doughnut?
>>42308852hey OP is it all generations of Pokemon? or just first? 'Cause I want a Pawniard....
>>42309107All, but I'm a bit rusty with the newest gen. Been playing my game boy cartridges before they die. Anyway, Cain takes it. Guess what your rival's name is?Now, for the next vote>Hunter Gatherer: stronger, faster, and able to live without rations if in the wild.>Villager: gain knowledge in a certain field, your choice. Within reason, of course>"City" Dweller: Gain parkour experience, along with a little extra starting cash
>>42309259>Hunter Gatherer: stronger, faster, and able to live without rations if in the wild.
>>42309259>>Hunter Gatherer: stronger, faster, and able to live without rations if in the wild.
>>42309259>City DwellerIf only to break up a unanimous vote
Looks like we hunter boyzAlthough i was gonna go with Villager specified in religious studies to go with the cain and abel thing
It was close, but Hunter gatherer takes it. Almost thereChoose one heirloom/special item>special weaponA strange blade that is amazingly stronger than normal stone blades. Sparkles like running water in the sun. >bone fluteA flute made from the bone of a Chatot. You aren't terrible with it. >SkinsA sheaf of cured skins, with the runes of sages splayed across them. Lists a number of Pokemon, and compiled knowledge about them. Comes with a small case of writing utensils so you can add to it. You are better at drawing. >Ceremonial clothingA special set of clothing, with significance to many tribes. Wearing these will make you seem more dignified, and help in diplomacy.
>>42309571>special weapon>A strange blade that is amazingly stronger than normal stone blades. Sparkles like running water in the sun.
>>42309571>>Skinswe need that primal pokedex
>>42309571>SkinsPokedex is go
>>42309588>>42309571Actually, nevermind, the weapon is retarded if we can just use Skarmory feathers and Haxorus tusks later.Let's go with the skins.
>>42309633Or if we have a Pawniard, we don't even need a sword
>>42309633>Skarmory feathers>Haxorus tusksGood luck buddy, you're starting at level 5.
>>42309695That's why we use Apricorns to enslave Pokemon:^)
>>42309695What quests did you run before if you dont mind me asking?Also trip
>>42309571>special weaponWe'll use it to kill someone else for their Skins.
>>42308852http://www.deviantart.com/art/Realistic-Pokemon-Season-1-374441916 some nice artsy stuff on this guys page
>>42309861Arvalis is the best
>ye olde pokedexOkay, almost donePick your starting location. This decides the general type of Pokemon you can get as a starter. >the red valleyDue to the high amount of iron and various other metals present, many of the local Pokemon have incorporated these ores into their very bodies. >the sand seaA great desert in the southern part of the region. Dwellers here cluster around the small oasis, as do many of the wild Pokemon>the Dark CaveCalled this for a number of reasons, the Dark cave is a dark(duh), wet environment where no light enters. Home to many nocturnal Pokemon, it is believed cursed.>Green RiverA large river that crosses the region, home to a number of villages and small cities. The waters pass through a number of rapids and waterfalls, providing its inhabitants with plenty of oxygen. Due to this, algae blooms happen periodically, lending the river it's name. >the Endless forestA massive forest, that no tribe has ever managed to map out. The trees grow as tall as giants, and so thick that it takes an hour to walk around one. >Dragonback Mountain rangeFrom far off, this cluster of mountains have the appearance of, well, a dragon's back. The tops are stuck in an endless winter, thawing only on the hottest days of summer. A tribe, know for their fermented Apricorns, lives up there. >Charring HeightsA land of cliffs, billowing smoke, and blasts of steaming water. Only the bravest chose to venture here, as the Pokemon are known for their hostility. However, those that make it often come back with soft yellow rocks, worth weeks of work's products>>42309861Thanks, I'll look through it during the vote.
>>42310019>Charring HeightsI'm in the market for some fire types!
>>42310019>>Dragonback Mountain rangeLet's rock, Bagon get
>>42310019>the red valley
>>42310019>Dragonback Mountain range>From far off, this cluster of mountains have the appearance of, well, a dragon's back. The tops are stuck in an endless winter, thawing only on the hottest days of summer. A tribe, know for their fermented Apricorns, lives up thereWe alcoholic dragontamers now
>>42310019>Dragonback Mountain rangeSince there's also likely flying types in the mountain, we can get something that flies and then go wherever we want (along with cool dragon types of course).
>>42310042>>42310060>>42310066It's not dragon, it's Ice, read the descriptions
>>42310060>>42310019Was on the fence between a bunch of options but the idea of an alcoholic dragon tamer seems fitting somehow, not like slurring homeless alcoholic more like drunken master kind of alcoholic>Dragonback Mountain range
>>42310042Seconding for Bagon!
>>42310104Of course the dragon taming wont be for a long ass time i imagine but i'd say it'd be coo to visit the tribe again at some point with one and be seen as a king
>>42310102Oh, well that works as well. DRAGON SLAYER TIME
>>42310019Op, do dragons actually live in the mountain range?
>>42310130One doesBut it's mainly ice, grass, and rock types. The name is due to the appearance of the mountains, not their inhabitants. >>42309861Thanks a bunch dude, I'm looking through these and saving most for the future.
>>42310176Well fuck that. There are like 0 cool ice types.Gonna change from >>42310060 to the Charring Heights
>>42310176I'm still ok with this, we can become a dragon buster/slayer
>>42310019>>Dragonback Mountain rangelets go, best Ice Type
>>42310211Doesn't hurt that swinub are adorable
>>42310019>the Dark Cave
>>42310201Mammoswine and the ice bear are both awesome, and i imagine we'll be travelling in no time>>42310176np op <3
>>42310282Beartic isn't bad
Since it seems like people voted for the dragon back mountain range because of the name, I'm gonna redo the vote. >the red valley>the sand sea>the Dark Cave>Green River>the Endless forest>Dragonback Mountain range^ice types! the only dragon here is not likely to be swayed by a mere mortal>Charring Heights
>>42310415>the red valley
>>42310415>>Dragonback Mountain range
>>42310415the red valley
>>42310415>Dragonback Mountain range
>>42310415Mamoswine, Cloyster, beartic, Ice Types are awesome.>>42310330>>42310211>Dragonback Mountain range
>>42310415>the Dark Cave
>>42310176I also foundhttp://catandcrown.deviantart.com/gallery/31462640/PokemonVoting for Dragonback mountainAlso hopefully this becomes relevanthttp://sanjulwhiteshadow.deviantart.com/art/Mamoswine-469405332a couple http://tinowalter.deviantart.com/gallery/A bunch but they are pretty scattered http://v4m2c4.deviantart.com/gallery/?offset=0
>>42310540I like your style
>>42310550>dat honedgeI cameLast call for votes, about to start writing
>>42310415>>the red valleysteel type a best
I love the premise of this quest. I'm so excited! :D
>Dragonback Mountain RangeAgain mainly just for the alcohol
>>42310689I know right this has some real potential
Voting closed, writing
>>42310662there are some great steel type
>>42310689>>42310728I'm just excited to see where the plot is going.Is this a usual pokemon journey in an awesome setting?Will we be on some sort of quest with the pokemon as allies and tools?Will we lead legions of warriors astride massive living war machines and dominate the land?The Hype is Real.
>>42310781In my head I see it as a Boy leaving his village in the boonies and then exploring the world >>42310766Escavalier is fucking awesome, not as awesome as Bisharp though
>>42310836>not as awesome as Bisharp thoughI found Bisharp to be a disappointment.just not enough done with the evo line
>>42310987The decisions with it were odd, but it will always be my favorite. It's background and design are too amazing
>>42311016well, at least it isn't Gallade
>>42311040That's my buddy's favorite, I actually like the design though.
>>42311094it's great in concept, but had a sloppy execution, it also isn't very strong.
>>42310987I would have liked it if pawniard could evolve into a myriad of chess-themed pokemon
>>42311327I dunno, the dynamic between Bisharp and Pawniard is really cool and I like that too much to conceed to extra evos.
>>42311396well, they're obviously a pawn and a bishop. I could see ways for the others to fit in the dynamic too.
>Dragonback MountainsDon't worry if your favorite didn't win, there will be chances to get more Pokemon. Don't expect a full team though, at least not for a long time. I was hoping for Endless forest personally[/spoilerYou are Cain, a son of the Blue Skins tribe. Native to the Endless forest, you have been forced from your home range by a massive forest fire.The flames began at dawn, blasting through the branches and igniting the bushes below. Quickly, the roar of the fire covered the screams of your tribe. Fire is nothing new, your tribe often lights them after staying in one place for a while, but always controlled. Contained. Useful. Now, the flame flies erratically, controlled by no hand but the wind's. You were lucky, a scant few weeks from your 16th name day, and as fit as any other. Years of hunting with your brothers trained your reflexes, along with the muscles beneath your tanned skin. With the instincts of a hunter, you awoke as the jets of blue and red fire pored into your camp. The low leather tent, a number of Rattatta skins stitched together into a rectangle, collapsed over you. Fighting the tent off, you grabbed your hunting spear, a backpack, waterskin, and your treasured set of skins, all sitting within easy reach. Your brothers, numbering around a dozen, were all nearby. With their help, you attempted to gather the tribe. After a moment, you managed to collect all of the tribe.Your tribe abandoned most of its possessions, years of labor, burned to ashes in seconds. Yet, even without anything to hold you back, the fire seemed to keep pace. The flame was unrelenting, boiling the air and igniting the ground beneath your feet. Your tribe was lost when a giant fell, the redwood from the time of gods losing to the infernal fire. A sharp cracking was all that allowed you to evade the blazing branches. The rest of your tribe made it to the other side of the wall of flame, at least you hope it is so.1/3
>Dragonback MountainsDon't worry if your favorite didn't win, there will be chances to get more Pokemon. Don't expect a full team though, at least not for a long time. I was hoping for Endless forest personallyYou are Cain, a son of the Blue Skins tribe. Native to the Endless forest, you have been forced from your home range by a massive forest fire.The flames began at dawn, blasting through the branches and igniting the bushes below. Quickly, the roar of the fire covered the screams of your tribe. Fire is nothing new, your tribe often lights them after staying in one place for a while, but always controlled. Contained. Useful. Now, the flame flies erratically, controlled by no hand but the wind's. You were lucky, a scant few weeks from your 16th name day, and as fit as any other. Years of hunting with your brothers trained your reflexes, along with the muscles beneath your tanned skin. With the instincts of a hunter, you awoke as the jets of blue and red fire pored into your camp. The low leather tent, a number of Rattatta skins stitched together into a rectangle, collapsed over you. Fighting the tent off, you grabbed your hunting spear, a backpack, waterskin, and your treasured set of skins, all sitting within easy reach. Your brothers, numbering around a dozen, were all nearby. With their help, you attempted to gather the tribe. After a moment, you managed to collect all of the tribe.Your tribe abandoned most of its possessions, years of labor, burned to ashes in seconds. Yet, even without anything to hold you back, the fire seemed to keep pace. The flame was unrelenting, boiling the air and igniting the ground beneath your feet. Your tribe was lost when a giant fell, the redwood from the time of gods losing to the infernal fire. A sharp cracking was all that allowed you to evade the blazing branches. The rest of your tribe made it to the other side of the wall of flame, at least you hope it is so.1/3Let's try that again
You spent three days running, a feat that would normally have made you proud, escaping from the fire. Finally, you managed to hide from it in a lake, hidden beneath a fallen log. When you returned to the fallen giant, the ashes were too thick to find any tracks. Your book of skins, handed down for generations, was damaged. Many of the pages were burned, the skin crumbling beneath your fingers. 46 pages remain, from over a hundred. The ones that remain, are some of the newest, the skins still somewhat resistant to flame. They still store more knowledge than you could learn in a lifetime, but you weep for the lost pages. After collecting as much food as you can carry, you start your journey. 2/3
>>42311644A week passes, with no signs of your tribe. Your stock of pemmican is almost gone, and the plants of the Dragonback Mountains are more alien than not. The only saving grace is that the snows are close to gone, the bare earth peaking out through the slush. You take shelter beneath a tree, the leaves small green spikes. The branches seem to burn easily, popping and cracking. Stripping your tunic off, you begin washing with what clean snow is available. You spot a number of tracks, all of which could yield food. Follow the:>round, deep footprint. It appears to be a quadruped, a juvenile and an adult. The adult print is as long across as your entire arm. The smaller prints are as big as your hand>clawed, light prints. It appears to be bipedal> prints with three claws. The prints are surrounded by scuffed snow, as if the Pokemon is trailing fur>misshapen foot prints. The Pokemon is a biped, but has a tail that drags behind it. >stay at your campsite
>>42311671>> prints with three claws. The prints are surrounded by scuffed snow, as if the Pokemon is trailing furswinub time baby
>>42311671>clawed, light prints. It appears to be bipedalweavile plz
>>42311690dude, the trailing fur one in an ice biome has a 80% chance of being swinub
>>42311671> prints with three claws. The prints are surrounded by scuffed snow, as if the Pokemon is trailing fur
>>42311671>clawed, light prints. It appears to be bipedal
>>42311671>>round, deep footprint. It appears to be a quadruped, a juvenile and an adult. The adult print is as long across as your entire arm. The smaller prints are as big as your handTHIS is the option for Cubchoo/Beartic.
>>42311700It'd be a sneasel, weavile is way to high tier.
>>42311671lets seeBergmiteSneaselSwinubSnover> prints with three claws. The prints are surrounded by scuffed snow, as if the Pokemon is trailing fur
>>42311671> prints with three claws. The prints are surrounded by scuffed snow, as if the Pokemon is trailing furStuggling to work these out.First I'm guessing is Swinub, because there's a massive adult with it, which could be a Mamoswine.Second I'm guessing is Sneasle Can't work out three and four, they could be multiple things.
>>42311766>>42311784Beartic is a biped, that one is a Bergmite an Avalugg
>>42311671>> prints with three claws. The prints are surrounded by scuffed snow, as if the Pokemon is trailing fur
>>42311796Pretty close, but ones wrong. Hint: fossils aren't fossils yet.
Honestly I'm fine with anything as long as it's not a Delibird
>>42311773forget the little one's name and was too lazy to look it up. Also,>>42311690>>42311694>>42311766actually thinking OP will let us have a fucking full-grown beartic
>>42311877a cubchoo is good too
>>42311877No, we'd probably have to kill the Beartic and take Cubchoo for ourselves.But the same could be said for whatever the fuck the other supposed juvenile/adult combo is.
>>42311870Amaura in the first slot then
>>42311870Is the move Ancient Power going to be renamed 'Modern Power'?
Writing>> prints with three claws. The prints are surrounded by scuffed snow, as if the Pokemon is trailing furWins
>>423118703 out of 4 isn't bad, and the one I got wrong is Amaura.1.Amaura2.Sneasel3.Swinub4.Snover
>>42311975>tfw we aren't going to get a sneasel
>>42312058eh, Sneasel is better than Swinub, but Mamoswine is loads better than weavile.at least we didn't get Amaura the pokemon with 7 weaknesses
I wonder is the more 'modern' pokemon don't exist yet in this setting, stuff like Magnemite, Klink, Muk, etc.
>>42312167depends on the "city" and whither they've harnessed electric types
>>42312221We're some sort of tribal from a giant forest, a city would blow our mind
>>42312241it was one of the 3 choices at chargen
>>42312221Perhaps they'll exist in more ancient form, each resembling something more ancient? For example, instead of Voltorb, perhaps we get Apicorb, a Grass/Electric Pokemon? Or ancient Magnemites could be less refined magnets with Steel/Rock typing?
You pull your drying tunic back on, the fabric woven from the wool of a Gogoat. Banking the fire, you strap the (can I just start calling it your pokedex? We all know what it is) book of skins to your hip, a newly made wooden case surrounding it. No matter what happens, it's not going to get damaged. Armed with your flint spear, you set out across the hillside. The tracks you're following stop periodically, with evidence of the Pokemon pushing at the snow with a paw or snout. Tasting the earth, you can recognize that the Pokemon was eating Caterpie and tree roots. You'll have to remember to record that, it's useful knowledge for anyone that might journey to this land in the future. The hours pass, shadows sliding farther and farther down the slope. The tracks are getting fresher, the juices of the cater pie still warm. The air grows colder, sinking towards freezing despite being the height of summer. You wish for thicker clothing, your current set fit for the temperate Endless Forest. Finally, as the sun is a mere finger's width from touching the earth, you spot your prey. The Pokemon is short and furry, only a foot high, with striped hair that trails behind it. At the moment, it's rooting around in the dirt, head buried in pursuit of food. It's short legs are brace, and it's head is working hard side to side. Either it found a particularly stubborn root, or there's a Metapod down there. The pokemon's so small, you doubt it would be able to break the hard chrysalis. >what do?This is kinda open ended, so write in your choice.
>>42312385Approach carefully and help it get the Metapod out and break it for him/her. Lost your name OP (alos you might wanna get a trip)
>>42312385RKO the fucker
>>42312430Thanks, computer restarted. Have a baby boar for your trouble
>>42312385Looks like we found ourselves some thicker clothing.
>>42312385Throw some of our pemmican to the other side of it, try and get a better look at what it's trying to dig up.A metapod is probably unlikely in frozen conditions, but whatever it is we can probably pry it loose with our spear.
>>42312498Do you understand how helpful this thing will be? Swinub have amazing smell we'll never starve
>>42312503seconding this, lets help the little one.>>42312498fuck that, a swinub is an awesome partner, and much more useful alive than as a hat.
>>42312549>fuck that, a swinub is an awesome partner, and much more useful alive than as a hat.Which is saying something, because Swinub hats are fucking DOPE.
>>42312544>>42312549You misunderstand. I meant that we keep him in our shirt and share each others warmth.
>>42312647That picture is amazing
Posting to say hello and I like you, don't stop
>>42312702Now we need to find a vulpix.... don't they like mountains and cold weather?
>>42312737nope, they're plains critters
>>42312737I dunno, a fire-mon set fire to our home and everyone we love, I can't imagine it's our favorite type at the moment.
So guys after we find some people to trade with, wanna go hunt yellow rock in the Charring heights?
>>42312737They live in many areas, mountains and to a lesser extent caves, pretty much anywhere else too though.>>42312760Kind of true, but they're like dogs, they proliferate due to their lack of a real bounding factor on their habitable areas. Think about how humans extended their survival zones through the use of fire, and how Vulpix get easy access to its life-giving properties.
>>42312787>trade>not becoming a neolithic bandit who robs people and lives innawoods>not providing the historical basis for the existence of Team Rocket>not being the terror of the mountain passes
>>42312819I'm in favor of starting a group of mountain bandits.
You are trying to refill your pokedex, and what better way than to study a Pokemon up close?Pulling a berry from your carrying pouch, you stab through it with your spear. The red juice trickles down the knapped stone, soaking into the cord that holds it in place. Walking slowly, you whistle. "Swi?" The Pokemon looks up from its opponent, a questioning squeal coming from its snout. The small eyes, almost hidden by dark brown hair, widen slightly when it sees you. You slowly place the spear at the pokemon's feet, and pull it back. The berry catches on a rock, sliding from the weapon to sit in front of the Pokemon. It pauses, then slowly, keeping an eye on you, takes a bite from the berry. You place your spear on the ground, then sit cross legged across from the Pokemon while it eats. The Pokemon finishes the berry, then stands still. It seems to be wavering between running, returning to its battle, and asking for more berries. >what do?
>>42312819TEAM UNGABUNGA, BLASTING OFF AT THE SPEED OF WIND!
>>42312798>Kind of true, but they're like dogs, they proliferate due to their lack of a real bounding factor on their habitable areas.fair enough, though their preferred habitats are grassy plains and forests.
>>42312819>not providing the historical basis for the existence of Team Rocket>wanting to be related to those mass of retards in any way shape or form.>>42312827Get it another berry, then help it with whatever it was dealing with.
>>42312827Give it another berry, see if it'll eat out of your hand
>>42312827seconding >>42312853>Get it another berry, then help it with whatever it was dealing with.
>>42312827RECITE OUR TEAM UNGABUNGA PLEDGETO UNITE ALL PEOPLE WITHIN OUR TRIBESTO PROTECT THE FOREST FROM THESE DANK RHYMESTO DENOUNCE THE EVILS OF METAL AND TOOLSTO EXTEND OUR DONG BEYOND ALL THESE FOOLSABBELCAINSURRENDER NOW OR PREPARE TO FIGHTAnd Swinub, That's right!
>>42312846I want to start a breeding program in our bandit tribe and get hearty as fuck mountain Vulpix to fuck some shit up. Embrace the strength fire embodies.
Pulling another berry from your pouch(3 left), you hold it out for the Pokemon to look at. He doesn't move, but he also doesn't run away. You take a small bite out of the berry, a spray of red bursting into the air. The fruit gives you a familiar rush, the juice full of energy. Often, you would at them on long hunts, to stay awake despite being awake all night. You hold out your hand again, the red juice pooling in your palm. The Swinub steps tentatively forward, sinking into the snow slightly. It pauses right next to your hand, nostrils flaring. Finally, after what seems like an hour, he starts licking at the fruit juice. It's tongue rasps against your hand, taking in as much of the liquid as possible. The small Pokemon steps up onto your knee to get a better angle on the fruit, standing almost upright and biting into the dimpled berry. "Swinub! Inub!" The Pokemon pushes its head against your hand, asking for more. When you show that you're not holding any(guess he can't smell through your pack), the swinub curls up, leaning against your leg. >pet the swinub>go check out what it was doing>set up campNeolithic Pokemon Quest, for all your cute animal needs
>>42313213>>pet the swinubThen >>go check out what it was doing Also d'awwwww
>>42313213>pet the swinubthen>go check out what it was doing
>>42313213I'm already in love with this quest. Solid idea.>Pet the swinubthen>check what it was doingMetapod for dinner maybe?
>>42312908wait, fixing itPREPARE FOR UNGAAND MAKE IT BUNGATO UNITE ALL PEOPLE WITHIN OUR TRIBESTO PROTECT THE FOREST FROM THESE DANK RHYMESTO DENOUNCE THE EVILS OF METAL AND TOOLSTO EXTEND OUR DONG BEYOND ALL THESE FOOLSABBELCAINTEAM UNGABUNGA, BLASTING OFF AT THE SPEED OF WIND!SURRENDER NOW OR PREPARE TO GET SHREKT!Swinub: That makes me erekt!
>>42313266nah man, catch it
>>42313361Screw that metapods are a delicacy
>>42313375man if we catch it and raise it it can lay eggs for us that will hatch into dozens of delicious caterpies. Those can also weave us some silk.
>>42313361why? Metapods evo into like the 3rd wimpiest bug type, it's better off as food.
>>42313375>not raising the metapod into a butterfree that can scout for us and inflict status effects on everything
You lower your hand onto Swinub's back, the heat rising from the small pokemon's body. No wonder its able to survive up here, it feels like it has a fire nestled within its body. You mark that down as something to add to the book, once you get the chance. Carey, you stand up, lowering the swinub to the ground. Grabbing up your spear, you step over to the hole the Pokemon dug. A metapod sits, half buried in the dirt. You pull your pokedex out, and check the drawing against the Pokemon. In the dex, it says that they are shades of green, yet this one is a yellow brown. The pokedex does mention that Caterpie and Metapod will spend most of their lives underground, waiting for the day the snows around them melt. For the next week, they breed and fight for mating rights. Afterwards, they die. >leave it, you kinda feel sorry for it>metapods are good eating, and swinub seems to like them>write inJust so you know, write in is always there, even if I forget to put it.
>>42313601>metapods are good eating, and swinub seems to like them>yellow brownKakuna?
>>42313601>>metapods are good eating, and swinub seems to like themIt's a mercy they don't live long
>>42313601>metapods are good eating, and swinub seems to like them
>>42313601>>metapods are good eating, and swinub seems to like themtime to get poisoned by the Kakuna we've miss identified.
>>42313601KAKUNA>PICK IT UP AND TAKE IT WITH US, SWINUB CAN FUCK OFF WE'RE ABOUT TO GET A BEEDRILL
>>42313601>For the next week, they breed and fight for mating rights. Afterwards, they die.Even if it has a short lifespan I still want to take it with us. We could always change our mind and eat it later.
>>42313601>>metapods are good eating, and swinub seems to like themThis is assuming we're not absolutely retarded, and can compare shapes.I mean, with the Pokedex on hand, we'd have to have some form of brain damage to not be able to distinguish a Metapod from a Kakuna.
>>42313738what if Kakuna was one of the destroyed pages?
>>42313601actually, OP, can you tell us which pages are left? so we can decide when we legit know something looks weird and when we're just missing the page on a thing?
It could just be shiny?
>>42313757We should still be able to match up the drawing on Metapod's entry to what we're seeing and be able to go, 'oh, fuck, that's not a Metapod.'
>>42313774I'll do that after I finish the thread, it's a pretty long list after all. Just so you remember, you grew up in a giant forest. You've seen kakuna and metapod before
>>42313776Shiny Metapods are red.
>>42313776A shiny would be a redish brown as opposed to a yellow brown. If Swinub tries to eat it its probably safe for us to eat. But if it avoids it we shouldn't
wait, what if the color is weird because it's about to hatch? lots of butterflies have their cocoon change color right before hatching.
>>42313776you're right it could be a Shiny Medapod, as they are bronze or red>>42313835early games they were a bronzish color which would fit.
>>42313860Well it doesn't really matter, a shiny metapod is just as tasty and our survival is more important than collecting shitmons
>>42313954yeah, it's not like it would last long anyways.
>>42313954It is worth adding into the dex though, along with our swinub discoveries
>>42314002What would we add? Also comes in red, just as tasty. Oh God is our new dex just be us describing how stuff tastes.
>>42314084>just as tastywe don't know that though. it could taste better. inquiring minds want to know.
>>42314084>Neolithic Of course it's about how it tastes
Flipping your spear around, you jab the hardwood end of the spear into the loose dirt next to the Metapod. Levering it out of the hole, you push it to the side. The slick carapace slides easily through the thin layer of snow. You circle the hole, collecting firewood. The pine trees provide many branches full of resin, the gel oozing from the broken ends. You pile the tinder in the hole to protect it from the wind, and place a small bit of wood shavings into your fire piston. You place the ember in the ball of tinder, and a trickle of smoke rises from the hole as you blow. An low buzzing comes from behind you, like two pieces of leather stretched tight and hit. You turn, still sheltering the fledgling flame. A Pokemon is rising from cocoon, clear wings reverberating in the cold air. Almost as large as swinub, but whip thin and armed with two small spikes in place of its hands. >A wild Beedrill has Appeared>sucks to be you!>what do?>write inhunters mainly go for land Pokemon, the gatherers are the ones that harvest Metapod and Kakuna. It's an easy mistake for someone who only has a passing knowledge about them. The Beedrill pages were also burned. Comparing the tastes, Cain could easily tell if it was a weedle or a caterpieSorry about the wait, internet wasn't working for a moment.
>>42314284Shank the fucker with the spear before it can fly
>>42314284Stab it and cook it in the fire on the end of our spear.
>>42314284>Get infront of the swinub and hold out the spear ready to attack
>>42314284hit it with a swipe of our spear, try to smash it's wings
>>42314284>We should still be able to match up the drawing on Metapod's entry to what we're seeing and be able to go, 'oh, fuck, that's not a Metapod.'Nice to know we have actual brain problems.> Stab it until it dies.
>>42314284>told us it wasn't a kakuna>SURPRISE GUYS IT WAS A KAKUNA
Roll 1d20, best of three. +1 for athletics
>>42314284Stab it I guess.I wonder if we use its spikes to make some sort of weapon.
>>42314284>tell swinub to use powder snow, if it doesn't know that move at least it's a fucking disgrace and a drain of our resources
Rolled 6 + 1 (1d20 + 1)>>42314432
Rolled 18 + 1 (1d20 + 1)>>42314432rolling
Rolled 2 + 1 (1d20 + 1)>>42314432
>>42314413>>42314394You guys rolled a nat1 for perception. Plus, gotta have the "fight off wild Pokemon with new befriended Pokemon" scene
>>42314458Yes, but we should have been able to look at the drawing of a Metapod, and seen the very clear, very intrinsic differences in shapes.
>>42314516S'all good brother man, we eating beedrill tonight
>>42314443time to mess that bug up, Swinub use powdered snow.
You roll to the side, kicking up a spray of snow as you go. Three finger sized spikes shoot through the area you sat in a mere second ago, flying down the hill. Mental note to self, add this to its sheet when this is all over.You latch onto your spear, rising to a stop. Holding the blade overhead, you charge the Pokemon. Your first stab is knocked offline by one of the Pokemon's hands, the wood of the handle scarred from the blade. You swing the spear around, the end of your spear a thick bulb of polished roots. The shining wood end slams into carapace, throwing the wasp Pokemon through the air. It attempts to right itself in the air, but isn't ready yet for flight. The Pokemon skids across the ground, coming to a halt thirty feet away. The monster's eyes narrow, and it plants it's spike arms in the ground. Swinub has woken up in the commotion, and is now standing near you. However, he doesn't look that strong. Especially against whatever this Pokemon is. >beedrill HP: 21/30>Cain HP: 16/16>Swinub HP: 25/25>what do?
>>42314851we need a list of swinub's moves. >Attack with spear again >swinub uses powder snow, if it doesn't know it yet it uses tackle
>>42314851Try to limit it to the ground. Aim for the wings.
>>42314851>implying that ice doesn't beat bugSwinub, powder snow!
>>42314890TackleOdor SleuthI'll be using the same style of learning moves as Pokemon Quest, if anyone has read it. However, there are some things that I won't get into right now.
>>42314897Bug isn't weak to Ice, and Beedrill isn't flying.That said, using something ranged would be good.
most Bug Types aren't that threatening, and then you run into the likes of Volcarona, Scizor or Scolipede.>>42314851 go for a Flanking strike, have Swinub tackle it from the side or back>>42314897Beedrills take neutral damage from Ice
>>42314851>Attack in unison with Swinub's tackle
>>42313414But that's not even vegan!
>>42314957Or Scyther. The people that wield Scyther claws are both feared and respected.
>>42314957There might be some larvesta in these mountains but I doubt it, they're rare as all hell
Roll 2d20, +1 for athletics
Rolled 5 (1d20)>>42315043
Rolled 17, 9 + 1 = 27 (2d20 + 1)>>42315043
Rolled 13, 8 + 1 = 22 (2d20 + 1)>>42315052oops miss rolled, retrying>>42315043
Rolled 16, 15 + 1 = 32 (2d20 + 1)>>42315043
>>42315093oh baby, swinub just helped us beat a level 12
>>42315204Soon we'll be riding on a mamoswine to unkown lands, and it'll be glorious
>>42315245there are 3 great non legendary Ice types and IMO Mamoswine is the best of them(the other 2 are Avalugg for that hilarious defence, and Skill-link Cloyster).
>>42315370I like Weavile over Cloyster, but Avalugg is awesome
>>42315370Lets get an avalugg and build a little hut on top of him
>>42315403I find weavile too squishy, and it can't skill-link King's rock for a 50% flinch rate(assuming it doesn't just win with icicle spear or rock blast)
>>42315423Nah. Those cracks and the fact he's made of ice would make it uncomfortable to sleep on.
>>42315478Weavile is a champion dragon slayer, choice band icicle crash and ice shard are too good man. And that base speed? get outta here
>>42315004Will you allow us to murder other people and not make this into HugboxPokemonQuest#4
>>42315423if you want a mobile house then torterra is were it's at.>>42315509icicle crash and ice shard on Mamoswine as well as Stab EQ
>>42315534>Neolithic >Eating pokemon We're already here anon and it's glorious
>>42315370>>42315478>>42315509>Gay competitive pokemon shitposting
>>42315534We'll murder pokemon, people is another bag of fish. Note self defense is not murder.
>>42315540Torterra treehouse when
>>42315592>>42315554Eat people instead of pokemon, the people are less useful
>>42315556>thinking it's Competitive when we're talking Ice Types
>>42315616Also less nutrious, carry diseases we can get infected with, and can't make alcohol.
>>42315616But humans are capable of trap making and slave labor to construct buildings and do our bitch work so we can do more pokemon stuff.
>>42315658That's a tree fortress anon. Nice.
>>42315645>implying we are too fucking stupid to understand how to cook meat>implying you know how nutritious a pokemon is>implying nothing but dead pokemon can ferment into alcoholare you even trying?>>42315655>spikes, stealth rock, poison spikes are all apparently not traps now>Pokemon are incapable of laborseriously?>>42315658is that pride rock?
>18, 15You spin your spear back around, the sharp stone point catching the bloody light of the falling sun. With a scream, you charge forward at the small Pokemon. Pin Missles fly, but you dodge and weave through them. One sparks off of your spear, a chip of stone left behind in your charge. "Swinub, use Tackle!" You shout, the furry boar leaping through the air with suprising agility. Swinub charges on the Beedrill's right, while you curve around to take it from the side. Swinub, very surprisingly, beats you to the landed insect. Tucking his head, Swinub slams into monster's chest. With a sudden movement of its head, the ice Pokemon launches the bug into the air.Your spear meets the Beedrill in midair, stabbing through its shoulder and wing. One of the arm spikes, easily the size of your spearhead, falls to sit in a puddle of melted snow. Crippled, the insect Pokemon lashes out with its remaining arm. You parry it, gouging a line into the haft. Swinub rams the Pokemon again, flying through the air and slamming it into the ground. With unexpected ferocity, the little boar pulls the head from the wasp pokemon's body. Swinub drops the head, then runs up to your side. He jumps up onto his hind legs, his forepaw only reaching your knee. Swinub looks up at you, his brown eyes searching for any injury on his friend. You reach down to pet him, scratching him behind the eyes. He whines a little, which seems odd to you. It's then when you stat to feel a pulsating heat on your arm. A small, jagged piece of grey chitin pokes through your tricep, embedded in the muscle. With a grunt of pain, you pull the spike through. Huh, good size for a fishing hook. 1/2
>>42315776Grabbing the Beedrill's body, you pull it to your fire. You take a moment to wash out the wound with snow, then pull your pokedex from its clamshell case. Sharpening the wooden pen, then dipping it into the ink, you begin a new page. Beedrill, the Poison Bee Pokemon. Known locations: Endless forest, Dragonback Mountain RaingeDescription: A insect Pokemon, with large spikes for arms. They seem to attack with flying spikes...>end episode one>Congratulations! You'll never see your family again!just kidding>Congratulations! You befriended a Swinub!>You fought a Beedrill!>You added a page to the Pokedex!Any questions or advise?
>>42315804can we make those stingers into daggers? also, can we eat people?
>>42315804did we collect both arms before throwing it on the fire? cause we could use one to make a shiv and the other to upgrade our spear
>>42315804Had fun OP thanks for running. questions 1. When are you running again? 2. do you have a twitter to announce new threads? 3. what pages do we have in our dex.
>>42315829What the fuck anon?
>>42315874what, they're less useful than the pokemon! if it comes down to eating Swinub or a person we meet out here, that guy is going on the fire.
>>42315804Thanks for runningAre the pokemon in this gonna follow canon pokemon designs or are there gonna be deviations like size eg >>42315756
>>42315969doubt it'll come to that, swinub has odor sleuth we'll never lack for food
>>42315804Thanks for running!>>42315969>Implying we're such a pleb hunter-gatherer that we can't feed ourselves, swinub and the rest of the party. Seriously we have a Swinub, we will never go hungry unless we're blatantly stupid.
>>42315969Well we haven't met anyone so far and the only tracks we've seen are from wild Pokemon. Plus it's too cold up here for some random villager (or modern hiker) to accidentally stumble into us. We are in a world where modern technology exists right? Also next thread when?
>>42315733>Pokemon have opposable thumbsNeh
>>42315829Yes to stingers, no to eating people. I try to keep cannibalism to a minimum in my quests.>>42315868Yes, crafting will be handled next thread>>42315869I can run tomorrow if that's good for you guysNo twitter, I'll set one up tomorrow. All my emails already have twitters, so I'll be starting a new oneI'll get to that ASAP>>42315969Don't worry, you'll never be that desperate. You are fairly good at finding food, even if it occasionally tries to kill you>>42315982Some Pokemon grow for their entire lives. Torterra is a prime example of this, though they never get as big as >>42315658>>42316013Nope, all Neolithic. People in the cities are just now starting to get copper.
>>42316013>We are in a world where modern technology exists right?Nope. QM said those fossil mons? Not fossils. We're an olden day trainer, no pokeballs, no potions, no guns, just a psear, some skins and Swinub.
>>42315804Thanks for running. This looks like it's going to be fun.One question though, do people here train Pokemon as partners often? Or are they just use as food and other commodities.
>>42316049>>42316045>NeolithicDang. Hoped it was a "primitive villager in modern world" scenario.
>>42316045Running tomorrow would be great if you're up for it, hopefully it's a bit smoother. You had a few technical difficulties that were a pain. Also you might wanna get a tripcode, also you might wanna archive the thread if you know how.
>>42316105think Monster Hunter instead. with the natural weapons and armour some pokemon have we've going to see schizo tech
How does pokemon taming usually done?Just wondering in cases where there are already really powerful/old pokemon if beating them would be enough? Or do we have to charm/intimidate them kind of thing?
>>42316169I don't want to think Monster Hunter (not that guy by the way). AoPH Quest did enough of that for six quests. It was hard to read because I signed up for a pokemon quest, never played a Monster Hunter game, and had 80% of the encounters for 20 threads be Monster Hunter bullshit.I strongly encourage OP to stick to source material and watch the Celebi pokemon movie.
>>42316209I think that would depend on the species, as some are super aggressive, or not very smart, while overs can literally read our mind.
>>42316249what I meant by monster hunter is things like using scyther blades or scarmory feathers as weapons, or Lairon hide as armor, not literally monster hunter
>>42316249as we're literally a primitive Hunter in the pokemon world, bits of hunted mons are going to be used as some of those pieces are superior to anything else we can get.
>>42316045so... we don't *have* to eat people for food...But what if we want to?
Guys anyone know how to archive the thread if the OP hasn't already? >>42316427Bad anon, bad
>>42316101Depends a lot on the person. Many use them for labor in farms, while some tribes use them much like normal animals. Then there are people who fight along side them, as soldiers or bandits. Many people have Pokemon though, roughly 60 percent. Most dont have more than two or three, due to the cost to feed them. >>42316105Later on, there might be a Celebi episode, just for fun. >>42316131Will do>>42316209It comes down to a lot of factors. Some Pokemon are easier to win over. You can defeat a few in battle and recruit them, but they're few and far between. Most are like animals, be nice to them and they might be willing to help you. There are a few that are untamable unless raised from egg/near egg. Most dragons are like this, as are many psychics and ghosts. I'm debating how to implement ghosts, but we'll cross that bridge when we reach it. If you'd have gone to the dark cave, there's a chance you would have gotten a ghost like Ghastly or (possibly) Honedge. >>42316249As much as I loved AoPH, I'm gonna be sticking to source. I've never played MH, but the implant parts were always interestingWhat is it about the Celebi movie that you want me to notice? I got the idea for the pokedex from it, but it's been a long time.>>42316267Pretty much this>>42316325All those are possible, but most only happen at high levels. The people that can kill a Scyther are going to be people leading war bands, as Pokemon aren't easy to kill. You got a freshly hatched, low level Pokemon, and the crafting materials are going to reflect that.
>>42316451Go to suptg and read the bottom of the page, it should tell you how to do it. Or let OP do it or another anon do it if you're bad at being accurate.
>>42316472Celebi movie reminded me of this quest, was the only thing I remembered media wise that had any bearing on the time period and setting in question.I enjoy this quest's premise.I would like to see more of this quest. Maybe ran on anonkun for superior control fidelity, but that would be nitpicking.
>>42316472Realistic Bug honedge would be awesome
>>42316249>AoPH Quest did enough of that for six questsHahaha.The only part of AoPH that was MH were the monsters. Everything else came from other sources or were too generic to matter. It wasn't MH in the least.
>>42316565There's a more recent movie with Arceus that has some time-travel shenanigans surrounding ancient times, though it's not very in depth.
>>42316472So, any relation to Professor Hickory?
>>42316472>All those are possible, but most only happen at high levelsyeah I know, it's just those were the first things to come to mind as examples. a lower level example would be Shieldon crest or shellder shells for shields
>>42316472Skarmory shed their feathers somewhat regularly, so they should be fairly easy to get and a step above stone weapons even if they're crap metal.
>>42316605In terms of stone age tech, stone and bone weapons were pretty much the best thing around, so getting bones from a pokemon or any sort of metal at all seems like it would be a huge improvement.
>>42316630the problem with shed Skarmory feathers are two fold. one you're in the Skarmory's hunting gounds, and two those are the worn down and dull feathers rather than prime ones.
>>42316679Worn down feathers can be sharpened, and are a shit ton better than stone weapons.
>>42316570>The only thing that mattersPokemon source material would have let me visualize a monster much better. Getting a description of a 30 foot tall water monster with sharp spikes didn't do shit for me and ruined combat.
>>42316679>>42316737by definition, any Steel types in a bone/wood/stone tech world is OP, whether or not it's actually steel or just iron/copper.
>>42316595I watched that much more recently but it doesn't have as much as I remember the Celebi movie having in terms of ideas and the whole neolithic era setting. It was a fully functioning city in the Arceus movie with metal weapons of war, incredible architecture, etc.
>>42316737stone age tech makes that somewhat more difficult, though there are pokemon that would make it easier(ie those with the ability Rough Skin, or hot enough fire to reforge it)
>>42316821Or simply use the proper stones.
>>42316767Hunting isn't about WHAT the prey is, but how you find out how to kill it. Tracking, baiting, trapping, learning its behaviours and limits.>Pokemon source material would have let me visualize a monster much better. Getting a description of a 30 foot tall water monster with sharp spikes didn't do shit for me and ruined combat.but I'm not actually sure what you mean by this.
>>42316787which is why it's only badasses that have scyther blades those things can cut straight through a tree in one hit.>>42316877with metal not being prevalent the knowledge of said stones may be lacking, after all making a stone spear sharp is completely differant than a metal spear
>>42316877And the fact that there's snail lava Pokemon that are as hot as the surface of the sun slithering around.
>>42316904Given their are plenty of pokemon made out of the proper stones, I imagine a few tribes can do it.>>42316907Yeah. Macargo op pls nerf.
>>42316907luckily those like in active volcanoes and we're unlikely to run into them. it's the supersonic birds of pray we need to worry about
>>42316904We can argue all day about the logistics of it, but take this beedrill for example. We beat it fairly easily and got a pair of thick chitin stingers dripping with poison. That's going to be equal to if not better than most stone spears one could make.
>>42316902I know what a Beedrill looks like, in general. I know what a Pikachu looks like. There are pictures for all of these things.The monster hunter monsters are things I cannot visualize because I have nothing with which to do so. Because of that I could not form a plan of attack nor get engaged in the fight in general, it was mostly a 'spam this move we think is best' until something happens, which isn't very fun combat. The yuri Pokemon Quest with Gobble did combat much better, in my opinion, with less bullshit rolls.
I'm wondering now if all pokemon are omnivorous or if there are dedicated carnivores and herbivores. How would you guys feel about trying to tame a Heracross if we ever go back into the forest.
>>42317042there are Carnivores and herbivores, we got a Swinub which as it's based on a Boar is an Omnivore. an example of a Carnivore is the sharpedo or Garchomp, a milktanks are herbivores
>>42317042Lots of pokemon are called out as being carnivorous or herbivorous, berries usually being the exception.Heracross drinks sap and nectar, for example.
>>42317033First of all, MH monsters all have actual models that you will usually get a 360 degree view on over the course of a fight. You get to see exactly what parts they've got, and how they flaunt them.If that's too much trouble, there are pictures that do a pretty good job, better than the picture from a pokedex. Some of the older ones even have charts for hitzones.If you object to using meta, you're using copious amounts of prior knowledge and perhaps Bulbadedia for pokemon, no?Most importantly, you realize that there were actually people who HAVE played MH in there, right? People you can just ASK? Heck, you could have pointed out to Ygg if you his writing wasn't enough.
1 Bulbasaur family2 Snover family3 Bellsprout family4 Chespin family5 Chikorita family6 Skiddo family7 Turtwig family8 Ferretseed family9 Eevee family (limited)10 Treecko family11 Tropius (extensive)12 Oddish family13 Seedot family14 Yanma family15 Mareep family16 Ponyta family17 Caterpie family18 Zigzagoon family19 Joltik family20 Trapinch family (limited)21 Noibat family22 Horsea family23 Geodude family (limited)24 Kricketot family (just an entire page of Delelelelelelele WOOP)25 Durant family26 Nidoran family27 Squirtle family28 Poliwag family (limited)29 Clauncher family30 Shinx family31 Kabuto family32 Axew family (limited)33 Machop family34 Heracross35 Burmy36 Shieldon family37 Cranidos family38 Bidoof family (extensive)39 Elekid family (limited)40 Slowpoke family41 Pawniard family (limited)42 Pidgey family43 Aron family (limited)44 Scyther 45 Doduo family46 Assorted religious figuresThe pokedex also has 16 pages of hide that you can record data on before needing to get more. The Beedrill page counts as limited at the moment, as there is only a small amount of data on them. If you were to interview a trainer that raised one, it would become (extensive).
>>42317237Did our tribe raise pokemon to help them out with stuff?
>>42317237How in the world did these tribes find a Elekid?
>>42317237>Clauncher>Axew>Kabutoim impressed that they got the data on those pokemon.also no swinub?
>>42317269Elekid are known for hanging out on mountaintops to attract lightning.Not sure how much sense the plug shape makes though.
>>42317237>38 Bidoof family (extensive)>11 Tropius (extensive)I take it these were mons our tribe had many of? I notice a distinct lack of fire types, we should fix that after we level Swinub.
Note to self while in forest, beware all flowers
>>42309259>rival's nameSeth, because we already killed Abel.
Thread is now archived http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive.html?tags=Neolithic+Pokemon+Questto upvote
>>42317545>42308852I was just filling out the form, thanks anon
>>42317265Yes. Quite a few people have Tropius', and breed them. The ones your tribe breeds has an entire ring of bananas around their necks, instead of just the 3/4 that you see in the sprite. It looks kinda like pic, but with around 12-16 bananas depending on the Pokemon. >>42317269Fought one a few decades ago. They're native to the lands to the north of your tribe, but are fairly rare. To befriend on is a lot of work, as they are quick to anger. Plus, they live in small packs. >>42317343Many water Pokemon live to the west of your lands, as the endless forest holds the beginning of the Green River. There are the occasional traders who navigate it and show off their Pokemon to the people of the forest. As for the axew, a man with it came to your village looking for people to join him in a journey up the Green river.Swinub is new to you entirely, as far as you know, he wasn't in the pokedex even before it got damaged. >>42317383The bidoof family isn't a Pokemon many people had, but they were your main food source. They provide plenty of meat, little danger, and valuable furs for trade. >>42317545Thanks man
>>42317592>Yes. Quite a few people have Tropius', and breed them. The ones your tribe breeds has an entire ring of bananas around their necks, instead of just the 3/4 that you see in the sprite. It looks kinda like pic, but with around 12-16 bananas depending on the Pokemon.hooray for selective breeding for maximum yields
>>42317592Where their any super predator pokemon in our forest? Like a Tyrantrum or maybe Houndoom and Houndor?
>>42317545Oh geez anon, you made the Collective game tag and the other tag all one tag....
>>42317657Shinx's evolutions and Scyther would be two likely canditates for high tier predators.
>>42317592Claunchers have rock shattering water cannons strapped to their arm, with pistol like accuracy.kabuto's are fast swimmers, very territorial, and have really strong shells>>42317745damn didn't even see that miss click.
>>42317775Welp, next thread should have the link to thread number 1 in the OP for archive readers
>first poke is a swinubaw yiss swinub a cute
>>42317373>Not sure how much sense the plug shape makes though.Humans invented plugs and outlets to mimic Elekid's head.
>>42317818Very a cute anon, also he's a badass
>>42317817It'll still show up if you search for the tag.http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive.html?tags=Neolithic+Pokemon+Quest
>>42317843early plugs were to harness electricity from elekids
>>42317899Huh, didn't know that was possible. The more you know!
>>42317657The Shinx family acted as wolves (beta predators?), and every now and then a Nidoking will try to set up a territory in the forest. There are tyrantrums in the forest, but they're so few in number that to see one is very rare. To see one and not get eaten is even rarer. Unrelated, but there are a number of settlements in the endless forest. One lives almost entirely in the trees, coming down only to trade and hunt. Word in the village was that they were all scared of predators, and so chose to live out of reach. Of course, they soon discovered they weren't the only beings hiding in the branches...
>>42317949Living in the stone age pokemon world would be terrifying. Imagine running into a Hydreigon, the thing that still destroys modern cities in canon....
>>42317996Hydreigon nothing, Tyranitars,and Salamences are more worrying.Garchomps are super sonic flying land sharks that can cut down trees with the airblades generated by their wake.
>>42318118a Tyranitar or Salamence has a tantrum and you need to redraw your maps because now you've got missing mountains
>>42318118Hydreigon is literally a flying rage monster, Tyranitars are content to eat mountains and not bother people usually.
>>42318161It's like people don't understand the difference between Godzilla and Ghidora
>>42318161Hydreigon may be flying omnivorous rage monsters that attack anything that moves, but they're less likely to be the end of your tribe than something that goes looking for fights and can smash mountains(Tyranitar), or something that has uncontrollable rage and can burn down fields and mountains(Salamence).
>>42318351I don't remember anything is Salamence's lore that says it has uncontrollable rage. Although Tyranitars do love to fight...
>>42318447most of Salamence's lore focus on how happy it is to finally fly, but emerald notes that when it gets angry it flies into an uncontrollable rage
>>42318447>It's uncontrollable if enraged. It flies around spouting flames and scorching fields and mountains.Doesn't say it does it for fun, but they are basically nukes when compared to stone spears. Anyway, I'm almost done. If anyone has ideas they'd like to see, post them.
>>42317766I want a Shinx so fucking bad. If we can get one young it'll be an incredibly valuable find. Swinub, Vulpix, and Shinx, we're basically going for maximum dog every element tier. But yeah I've got a hard on for dog pokemon anyway so I don't know how much my input matters here. Just saying having any of the Shinx family is very useful as a hunting partner. Same with others in the 'dog' family, predisposed to working well with humans.
>>42318544Almost done with what? It'd be cool to see a tribe that uses Houndor and Houndoom like early cultures used wolves. Also a dragontamer and dragonbuster tribes would be cool.
>>42317817This should be standard operating procedure for every thread.
>>42318594Almost done for the night. I'm gonna be checking it until it falls off the board. >>42318592Swinub are based on boars, and later mammoths because they're pretty much the same thing.
>>42318594Poochyena or Growlithe would also work as wolves
>>42318643I know, that's why I like the others better
>>42318660Poochyena and Mightyena are Hyena though, there probably on the planes and not in vast forests
>>42318643Well if you haven't noticed by now, There was another QM called Professor Hickory, fyi. That quest didn't make it past thread 2, though, so I doubt it'll be a problem.
>>42318544i'd like to see Zangoose, Braviary, and Talonflame
>>42318761There was? Link?I chose it because it's a type of tree, there's no real significance.
>>42318544If we ever get to the burning wastes, I'd love to flaming murderous velociraptors. Aka Charmeleons.
>>42318820I think it was pitched in qtg but ran in akun. Not joking when I say it didn't get very far off the ground.
>>42318848>flaming murderous velociraptorsBoner achieved. Can charmeleons learn flame charge/flame wheel?
>>42318878Via TM they can learn Flame charge. They default learn flame burst at level 32 and get stab with both.
>>42318878you never fully elaborated on how moves will be learned, how do they do it in the other pokemon quest?
>>42318905Well, time to figure out TM's. Gotta have flaming murderous velociraptors that are covered in even more flame and running at you while you're climbing a cliff. I'm also tempted to do gradual evolution, where each level gives a Pokemon more and more traits like their next evolution. A charmander at level 12 for example would have the same coloration as a Charmeleon, and the beginning of the head spike thing. Would people like that, or would you prefer normal evolutions?
>>42319000I think I'd prefer normal evos outside of the mons just getting bigger as they age.
>>42319000That sounds pretty cool.
>>42319000Gradual is good. Also have TM's just be dedicated Training. TM is shot for training machine after all. Flame Charge could just have been bred out of them as they were tamed for mass distribution.
>>42319000Gradual changes might be neat, though it's harder to keep it in mind and less of an exciting moment. Plus it means you have to keep stricter track of levels.
>>42318940Ah, sorry. I assumed people would have read Pokemon quest. Basically, levels don't matter when learning a move. You have to get the Pokemon to figure out how to do it, it's already within their genetic code after all. Of course, they can only remember so many moves. Now, you can't just teach a magikarp hyperbeam. They must be able to use is naturally, and meet a few standards. You can't learn flare blitz before ember. I think that's the way Gobble did it, I never got back into it after the break. So, if there's anyone whose still reading it knows anything else about it, speak up.
>>42319232Seems like a cool system, how would we know this In Character though? We've never seen a swinub so I'm assuming we don't know what type it is.
>>42319284We've seen people training their Pokemon before, and you're gonna meet some people soon, so you know what you have to do. You don't know Swinub is an ice type, but once you figure it out, you should get a move list with it. Pokedex's aren't unique to your tribe, but your's is still one of the better ones
>>42319232I don't think there was a hard cap on moves, just that some typically got replaced as you leveled. Like if you learn flamethrower, ember stops popping up as a battle option, but you still know it.That said, I'm not sure how well that will work for this, since Gobble's setting is modern and assumed you had access to full move list to know what to teach, as well as controlling the mons more directly.With this, we have very little information, and we're going to be fighting alongside rather than commanding. There isn't a feasible way we'll learn that Swinub can learn how to make Earthquakes or shoot Ice Beams just because he can throw mud around.
>>42319363I'm also worried we might run into an angry piloswine sow.....
>>42319375That makes sense. I'll add that, thank you. Pokemon battles are going to be something we work out as we go, but I was thinking it would be double battles everywhere. You get an action, and you get to tell your Pokemon what to do. That's assuming you're fighting another trainer of course, not a wild Pokemon. As for the lack of information, that's just another part of the setting. People are still learning about Pokemon, as they are just recently tamed.
>>42319529We need to get better weapons stat then. Where are the major cities located in this setting? Near the forest or somewhere else?
>>42319630There are a number of them scattered around the region. The closest is down the Green River, a week's journey minimum by foot, but only two by boat. The problem being, that the Green River is extremely violent upstream of the city. This is actually how the city grew, it is a trading center. People must stop and give their goods over to trade caravans if they want their goods to reach the lands in the Endless Forest. If anyone knows a program that can make good maps that look like the ones from Pokemon, I'd love to give players a good view of the region.
>>42319896So what direction are the dragonback mountains in? The north, south etc.
>>42319896I'd recommend just sketching something out so we get the jist. Not like maps were super good back then anyway.
>>42320073The Dragonback mountains would be in the upper right hand corner of a map.
>>42320109What's the big dragon here you were mentioning? It's Rayquaza isn't it?
>>42320170Oh, oh fuck me. We can't stir up that monster, christ man.
>>42320251>guy with a level 5 swinub>wake up a monster so strong that it keeps an entire mountain range cloaked in snow and ice for 90% of the yearYeah, your little fight with the beedrill woke it up and it. Is. Pissed.
>>42320389may we offer to be its cultist with the offering of a sacrificial swinub?
>>42320389PANIC! I need to stock up on more pokemon memes for this quest.
you planning on running at the same time tomorrow OP?