Welcome back.Rules are simple: Votes are tallied every hour, with whatever course of action being the most popular being the course of action taken. Write ins are encouraged and non-mutually exclusive votes will be combined if possible.When a roll is called for, roll a D100 unless otherwise specified.For a short summary for the new and to recap:You are Alex. A newly minted trainer and camping enthusiast just starting out on your journey at the age of Seventeen after your father lost your job in order to help pay the bills.Last time, over the span of three days you caught your first fewpokemon: Fluffy, an Eevee, Syurm, a Sewaddle, Volta, a Shinx and Kay O-o, a Jangmo-o, met a couple of new friends, Fie the fire Gym Leader and Gareth, an aspiring Aura Guardian.You just reached Route 2 and made it to shelter on a hillock amongst a tangle of rocks as the sun sets and a storm rolls in. In the process, your arm got scratched up by a Rufflet, leaving you bleeding. Fie is stitching you up after convincing you to have a mouthful of gin while Syurm weaves a canopy over the camp to keep you dry for the night.
You decide to let Syurm handle this. She’s smart and she knows what she’s doing.You think back to the little tent she made for herself last night.“Jus’ leave her be.” You mumble. “Le’ her do the ca’opy firsht.” You add.Gareth hesitates, giving you a doubtful look, but concedes, going back to tending the fire as Cinder and Syurm weave a silken dome over the camp, Syurm providing the silk, Fie’s Blaziken strengthening it by weaving in cut grass and sticks.Half an hour later, the wind is blowing into the camp in earnest and the pair have finished weaving the dome. There’s even a cleverly don chimney on the left side to allow the smoke from the fire to escape, while not letting the wind and rain in.(Part 1)
>>4953155(Part 2)Fie has also stitched up the worst cuts and the two lacerations the Rufflet left and is busy finishing up the dressing on your arm.Your head is swimming pleasantly from the measure of gin Fie gave you.It would seem Syurm isn’t quite done though. She’s chittering at Cinder, as she moves towards the gap in the rock the westerly wind is howling through.The Blaziken listens for a spell, before tapping Fie on the shoulder, then on getting a nod, heads out into the howling wind as the first splats of heavy rain drops hit the canopy.She returns shortly with an armful of branches, before laying out a rough frame, which Syurm gobs together with her silk, before the pair start the same process as previously, weaving an impressively strong door out of silk and branches, before Cinder lodges it in the gap between the two rocks blocking the majority of the wind from the west, then running back off, returning with more branches which, judging by how she picks up Syurm, then jumps up on top of the huge boulders with her and the branches, are intended to reinforce the canopy.It’s another fifteen minutes before they finish, an exhausted Syurm falling fast asleep by the fire. The air has warmed considerably and in the gaps in the rocks, you can see the blended white and grey of more panels stuck into the ground, acting as windbreaks to keep the wind from whistling into the camp from the sides.>Good job, Syurm!>Let her sleep. She’s more than earned it.>Pick her up and let her sleep in your lap.>Other
OP is brainlet.Better version of OP.
>>4953170>Good job, Syurm!>Half-drunken thumbs up
>>4953170>Pick her up and let her sleep in your lap.Job well done.
>>4953170>>Pick her up and let her sleep in your lap.
>>4953170>Let her sleep. She’s more than earned it.Have Volta join her and watch over her in case something happens. Use something as a blanket to cover them up.
>>4953170>Pick her up and let her sleep in your lap.
>>4953189>>4953211>>4953276Roll for me.
Rolled 52 (1d100)>>4953319
Rolled 38 (1d100)>>4953319
>>4953170>Pick her up and let sleep on lap>Check Pokedex for local fire pokemons
Rolled 86 (1d100)>>4953319Ah shit
Rolled 43 (1d100)>>4953319Rolan>>4953437+ fire pokemon
Rolled 81 (1d100)>>4953319
>>4953321>>4953396>>4953456You move to pick Syurm up, overbalance, lurch and teeter on the brink of falling before you regain your balance.Okay, being tipsy and having lost an appreciable amount of blood is not a great combination.You sit back down as Fie sits you back down from where she was tending the fire.“No, no, no, no, you take it easy.” She says, scooping Syurm up and bundling her into your lap. “Gareth and I have got this tonight, you just rest up.” She adds, going to your bag and fishing your towel out, draping it around your shoulders like a blanket.It’s kind of sweet she’s going to all this trouble for you, but you kind of want to be doing something right now.With not much else to do, you turn to your pokedex.>Check what pokemon live around Route 2>Study the map.>Other
>>4953466>Check what pokemon live around Route 2
>>4953466>>Check what pokemon live around Route 2
>>4953474>>4953478>>4953515You decide to see what other pokemon live on Route 2.It’s awkward typing with your off-hand, but you eventually are presented with a list.Unfortunately, it’s for the whole of the Route without differentiation, though there appears to be a subsection for Lake Clarity.Route 2 appears to have a lot of diversity though.It seems you got pretty unlucky with the Rufflet though. They seem to be on the rare side.Besides them, there’re also reports of Riolu and Fennekin being seen occasionally.Aron, Geodude and Sandshrew are apparently pretty common in the area along with flocks of Starly and Fletchinder.Machop and Mienfoo are also known to inhabit the area, along with Vulpix and Growlithe, both of which, are introduced from overseas and have been outcompeting Fennekin.You're snapped out of your reading by Gareth bringing you a plate of food and releasing the rest of your team."How are you feeling?" Gareth asks.He looks concerned.>Great.>Alright.>Kind of tipsy.>A little sore.>Other
>>4953527>AlrightAron, huh? And Riolu too, if we want to be edgy. Otherwise, no Pokemon I personally vibe with too much.
>>4953527>AlrightFletchling/Fletchlinder for me. We already have a Fighting pokemon with Kay O-o. Aron, why not but we'll have to switch out someone in long term for including a water type.Our team could be quite good if we switch out Syurm, like keeping her as an adventure companion for utility but getting a "fighter" replacement for 6v6. Last spot should be Swampert
>>4953527>Fletchling and Growlithe. One of these two pls.Maybe catch an extra Growlithe to send to our brother and when we have the opportunity later on a ponyta for our sister."I'm fine Gareth, just a bit tipsy. I'll have the wound looked at on town. Maybe I should buy a coat made out of wooloo woll in town, if I had that my hand would have been without a scratch." >Kind of tipsy
>>4953565Sister is a Joy, we have to send her a Happiny
>>4953544>>4953555“Alright.” You reply. “Just a little tipsy. I’ll get these checked out when we reach Newport.” You add, holding up your bandaged arm for emphasis. “Maybe get a Wooloo fleece jacket.”Your head is still swimming. It’s kind of hard to think about if there’s any pokemon on the list you want or not.“If you say so. And that might be a good idea.” Gareth says, though he looks a little doubtful, returning to his own spot around the fire and picking up his own dinner as his team dig into their meals.The wind picks up and you can hear the rain hammering down outside. Syurm’s handiwork speaks for itself as time ticks by:There isn’t so much as a drop of water leaking through the canopy or trickling down the boulders and it’s lovely and warm with the heat from the fire being trapped by the canopy and wind breaks. It’s not even smoky, the smoke getting funneled up and out of the chimney opening.(Part 1)
>>4953592(Part 2)It’s surreal. Or maybe it’s the gin giving everything a dreamy quality, but you swear you’ve had dreams like this as a kid.Once you’re all finished, Fie collects the plates and starts washing up with the help of a Skrelp you vaguely recall her mentioning when she battled Mike.Gareth meanwhile busies himself setting up the remaining two tents.To your surprise, Syurm hops down from your lap with a yawn before heading to the eastmost crevice into the rocks. Cinder joins her, collecting a few of the extra sticks you’d taken for fire wood.They disappear outside and you wonder what they’re up to.>Go check it out.>Ask Fie what they’re up to.>Ask Gareth what they’re up to.>It’s probably nothing. They’re having fun. Study your map.>Other
>>4953593>Ask Fie what they’re up to.>Also, thank you for taking care of me
>>4953593>Go check it out.But tell Fie first. >Fie I'll just go check what Cinder and Syrum are up to.Syrum is our high IQ Pokémon with the philosophy "Work smart not hard"
>>4953598>>4953638You struggle with your curiosity for a moment before yielding to it.You lurch to your feet and after a moment of vertigo, walk around the fire."What are you doing?" Fie asks."Just seeing what Syurm and Cinder are up to." You assure.She blinks, then shrugs, apparently not seeing any harm in the decision."Alright, just yell if there's trouble." She sees, before she and her Skrelp return to the dishes.When you reach the gap, it's to find Cinder holding another wood frame togegether.Except, this one broadens out from the top, which you're relatively certain is going to attach to the main canopy.Neither pokemon appears to have noticed you.>Get closer and ask what they're doing.>Watch.>Go sit down again. Let them have their fun.>Other.
>>4953656>>4953659>>4953660You watch curiously as the pair construct the awning, before Cinder attaches it to the canopy, then the pair fashion two supports and prop the awning up, creating a sheltered ‘porch’ looking out eastward into the dark, where you can just make out the waving of wind-blown grass.Cinder picks Syurm up as they sit down just ahead of where you’re leaning around the boulder to watch.It’s nearly five minutes before this addition to your shelter becomes apparent:The first arrival to the porch is a battered-looking Rufflet, which you recognise as the one from earlier, who settles just under the awning and flaps and shakes water off itself, apparently grateful enough for the shelter not to ask questions.After him, a group of Geodude, both the normal variants and the less commonly seen variety first seen in Alola take shelter as far in as they can without encroaching on Syurm and Cinder’s space. Close behind them come a group of Growlithe.You watch with no small amount of amazement as the crevice the awning is covering fills up within about five minutes, more than you would’ve credited, with steadily more formidable and clearly older pokemon crowd the outer edges, shepherding offspring in ahead of them and packing the younger and weaker ones in tight.>Try and catch Fie’s attention.>Try and catch Gareth’s attention.>Get closer.>Go get your bag and pokemon.>Let them be.>Other.
>>4953663>Get closer.Sit down beside Cinder and Meditate.Try attracting a Growlithe with your fiery aura.
>>4953663>Get closer.Ok for sitting down and Meditate. But I'm not sure I'd want a Growlithe>with steadily more formidable pokemonMore one of this ones.However, the place is not an Aura Shrine.
>>4953708Sure but then again Growlithe evolves into a pseudo legendary.
>>4953663>Let them beThis ain't for us to intrude on. Go back and let Fie and Gareth know so no accidents happen.
>>4953663>Let them be.I wanna stop thinking about catching em all for a while.
Stay>>4953686>>4953708Leave>>4953713>>4953726Next vote decides.
>>4953727Tie breakerDice can speak
>>4953686>>4953708There's representation from every pokemon family that got mentioned up above, so if you do decide to try making friends, you have options. Just wanted to keep things brief.
Rolled 19 (1d100)>>4953731Okay: Odd, leave, Even, stay.
>>4953734You take the sight in before you step back and return to your spot.Let those two bask in their good deed. No need to go ruining that sight by getting greedy.“So, what were they doing?” Fie asks curiously. You notice Gareth and his pokemon are meditating again.“Making an awning.” You reply. “There’s a whole bunch of pokemon sheltering over there.” You add.“Really?” Fie asks, before going to look herself.You can tell the exact moment she realises what she’s looking at.She watches for a minute, then returns to her spot by the fire.“That Sewaddle of yours is something else.” Fie says, shaking her head. “I’m going to have to get a picture of her handiwork tomorrow.” She adds reflectively.“Got to admit, I kind of want to see what exactly she’s done myself.” You admit.>Keep talking. (What about?)>Study your map.>Other
>>4953752>Keep talking. (What about?)Can we study the map together to plan our travel better?Today pretty much shows we need to be ready to make camp early when necessary so it's best we have nearby spots planned beforehand.Also when we get to Newport we might need to spend a few days there, my aunt is going to kill me if I don't report to her in the next pokecenter.
>>4953752>Call it a nightWe're going to be sore in the morning. Better try to get some sleep before he alcohol wears off.
>>4953752>Keep talking. (What about?)Thanks her for taking care of us.Also, supporting>>4953757
>>4953757SupportingMake sure to thank her
>>4953757>>4953759>>4953766>>4953768"Well, hopefully tomorrow, if this rain has stopped." Fie says.There's a comfortable pause. You feel like you should say something."Thank you for patching me up." You say after a moment's thought."No problem." She says. "Had to learn how to stitch injuries as part of the Gym Leader exam." She explains. "By the way, mind putting me up for the night?" She asks.She says it so casually and comfortably, you can't tell if she's serious or not.>What? (Completely taken aback.)>What? (Cautiously.)>What about Gareth staying in my tent and you take his?>Hah. You got me. I'll put Gareth up and you can take his tent.>Other.
>>4953800Saw this coming. From miles.>Of course. I definiteley owe you that.
>>4953815For clarity's sake, she's not thirsty, but she does like fishing for reactions
>>4953815SupportingTwo can play this game
>>4953819>She's no thirstyOf course, but still haven't seen her pull that of to Garett or any else.In my interpretation, she's "testing the water" and flirting under cover of teasing
>>4953800>I'd like to but my instincts tell me your brother would beat me into a pulp if I took you up on that offer just like that. Gareth can come crash in my tent and you can take his. We should ask him first tho.
>>4953815>>4953821>>4953849>>4953864“Sure.” You reply. “It’s the least I can do to thank you for stitching me up and volunteering your tent for this.” You agree.Fie gives you a happy smile, before yawning sleepily and releasing her Flareon.“Cinder and Flareon’ll keep a look out, make sure our guests don’t do anything too crazy while we sleep.” She says, before heading into your tent to change.She’s going to be a minute.>Study your map. Focus on the cities.>Study your map. Focus on noting down established campsites, roadhouses, trail cabins and other shelters.>Play with your pokemon.>Give Fie a couple of minutes, then go turn in yourself.>Other(Last update for the night.)
>>4953866>Study your map. Focus on noting down established campsites, roadhouses, trail cabins and other shelters.I wasn't expecting the travel between cities to be so intensive - not that I'm bothered by it, mind - so it's best we scout out our routes
>>4953866>Study your map. Focus on noting down established campsites, roadhouses, trail cabins and other shelters.Prepare for the road.Note down potentially agressive/dangerous Pokémon for each route the Dex mentions.
Also I then we better get the TM for secret power.It's a decent physical move that allows us to physically use our environment and create shelters.
>>4953866>>Study your map. Focus on noting down established campsites, roadhouses, trail cabins and other shelters.Imagine if we had taken the trail instead of going down the route.
Ok guys time to make a plan for tomorrow.Do we want to catch some of the mons of the road?In my opinion, both Aron and Fletchling could fit the team.However, if we get Aron we lock the last spot. I'd prefer us to catch a Fletchling and fill the last spot with a swampert. Also, we can use Syurm while adventuring and switch her out in towns for a better combat oriented pokemonAlso, Supporting >>4953877Syurm could definitely become a good user
>>4953883All of our pokemon could be great users since all of them are physical attackers.Let's see if there's a Growlithe still there in the morning, we can send it to our brother and use it as a reserve team member from time to time letting our other pokemon rest with our family when we need to switch.
>>4953890Damn haven't noticed all of them are physical.We can always set up Umbreon as using special instead of physic, That and last spot primarina instead of swamper? Ok for getting a growlithe for the family, but still hard set on Fletchling as a better use of a spot for a fire type. Should we get an Aron?
>>4953909Anon while all of them are primarily physical attackers they have a good special attack stat across the board.Umbreon has both Curse and Nasty Plot as set up moves and can actually pull them of due to bulk and two healing moves.I suggested catching a Feebas.To evolve it into Milotic we only need to raise friendship and beauty by taking her to a grooming salon a few times.Clawitzer is my second guess for a good water type (we can hold it like a handgun too). Btw Growlithe/Arcanine is also a great mixed attacker.
Counterpoint: Get a Larvitar because they're my favorite. Balance be damned.
>>4953946Larvitar is a good option and one of my famvorite too. If we get him, maybe we can evolve fluffy in a water type instead of umbreon? What's your poisiton for fire pokemon? Larvitar would fit the same slot as Aron in my opinion
>>4953981While gen 2 has always been my favorite, I'd say Blaziken is still my favorite for fire. Though the litwick line is up there.(ID change cause mobile)
>>4953869>>4953873>>4953875>>4953881Alright, I'll go ahead and at least make a start on updating the map again for this.As a sidenote: You're going to want at least a little bit of depth to your team's roster, both for utility and flexibility later on, so don't stress too much about filling up your party.
>>4954383Your head is starting to clear some now. Your arm is sore and you're thirsty and tired from a long day's walking.You make a note to ask Fie if she'd mind putting the billy on before you turn in.In the meantime though, this little incident has been a bit of a wake-up call:If this hillock hadn't have been here, you'd have been in a bit of a predicament, insofar as places to wait out the howling gale and driving rain outside is concerned.So it might be prudent to at least start planning your trip a little more. You open your map again and punch in a search for campsites, roadhouses and cabins along the various Routes throughout Arnet.As it happens, from Newport to Saltcoast, you're spoilt for choice and out along Routes 5 and 8, there're a bunch of well-established and well-known campsites and cabins used by the drovers.Outside of these though, things tend to get sparser the further west you go. They don't completely dry up, but there're maybe one or two roadhouses apiece for the central Routes, along with an advisory to have some sort of riding pokemon, since journeying along these routes can take up to a week.You're interrupted by Fie tapping you on the shoulder. She's done changing and when you turn to look, she's wearing Torchic print flanelette pyjamas."Watcha doin'?" She asks."Just planning out the trip a bit better. Or, making a start." You reply.She nods."Probably a good idea." She agrees. "Anything you want before we turn in?" She asks, sounding concerned. "How're you feeling?">I'll be alright.>Not bad.>Tired. A little sore.Also:>Nothing. I'll be alright.>A hot drink wouldn't go astray.>Paracetamol sounds good.>Other
>>4953946I like magnezone and metagross.>>4954405>Not bad.>Nothing. I'll be alright.
>>4954405>Nothing. I'll be alright.
>>4954441Metagross is cool as fuck. Plus he's big enough to ride.
>>4954405Also >Tired and a little soreNo need to be a tough guy about proper medical care.
>>4954405>Not bad.>Nothing. I'll be alright.She's done enough for us. I wouldn't want to impose.
>>4954560Magnezone too plus they are both big tough bastards.
>>4954441>>4954453>>4954592"Nothing. I'll be alright." You reply. "Thanks for asking though." You add."Hey, if you're travelling with someone, you look out for them. That's how it works." Fie replies as you go to your tent to change.You notice that Fie's not wasted any time in making herself at home on the opposite side of the tent to where Gareth's left your things.You notice he's not put down the tent carpet though.>OCD demands you put the carpet down. It'll be a lot more comfortable that way.>Eh, it'll be fine.>Other
Okay. Hopefully, you'll be able to make out the marks I've made.This isn't scaled, but the four big, long routes on the cardinal directions out of '6' are about a week-long journey riding each.As for a legend:RH is for Roadhouses. Think 'a pokemon center in the middle of nowhere'.C is for Cabins. These aren't fancy, but they beat sleeping in a tent.X is for good camping spots. Some of them are used often enough to have amenities provided.
>>4954821>OCD demands you put the carpet down. It'll be a lot more comfortable that way.The carpet compels us. Try not to kick up any dust.
>>4954821>Eh, it'll be fine.No point to bother any more, it's just time to sleep.Regarding the "no roster issue" : we need to catch Aron and fletchling tomorrow. Maybe Growlith too for a good mount.
>>4954821>OCD demands you put the carpet down. It'll be a lot more comfortable that way.
>>4954832>>4954902>>4954960Nope. This is bothering you. It's bothering you a lot. You bundle your things up and place them outside the tent, then do the same with Fie's things as she looks at you quizzically.You grab the tent carpet, then unroll it and secure it in place at the corners and sides, ensuring you’ve got a nice, cushioned and more importantly, warm floor for the tent.Once you’re satisfied with your handiwork, you replace everything back in its prior position and get changed.When you’re finished, you open the tent flap and Fie comes in and stops as she realises what you’ve done.“Oh. Wow, this is nice.” She says, walking around in bare feet on the carpet.“It really is.” You agree.“Careful, I might make a habit of this.” She teases, grinning as she climbs into her sleeping bag, sighing gratefully.You follow suit and it hits you just how tired you actually are.>Fall asleep.>Keep talking. Tease her back.>Study your pokedex.>Study your map.>Check the forecast.>Other
>>4954967>Keep talking. Tease her back.Let's not be too heavy-handed though
>>4954967>>Keep talking. Tease her back.Well, if you don't snore too much, I might make an habit of allowing you to sleep in
>>4954972>>4954974“If you don’t snore too loud, I might even let you.” You reply without missing a beat.A half-pillow comes sailing across the tent and hits you in the side of the head.“Thanks.” You say, stuffing it under yours. “That’s really considerate.”“Hey!” Fie says.You can see she’s climbing out of her sleeping bag and the next thing you know, she’s trying to wrestle the pillow away.>Yield. Give her the pillow back.>A little rough-housing never hurt anyone. Just, be careful of your arm.>Hide the pillow in your sleeping bag.>Other
>>4955065>Hide the pillow in your sleeping bag.Even she has her limit.
>>4955065>little rough-housing never hurt anyone. Just, be careful of your arm.Armwrestling with our good arm should work.
>>4955065>>A little rough-housing never hurt anyone. Just, be careful of your arm.
>>4955070>>4955075Roll 'em. Nothing to worry about unless you crit-fail.
Rolled 46 (1d100)>>4955079
Rolled 86 (1d100)>>4955079
Rolled 96 (1d100)>>4955079
>>4955080>>4955089>>4955092You grin and grab her arms, using them as resistance to eel out of your sleeping bag, then pin Fie down.There’s a beat as she looks up at you, surprised at the sudden reversal in position, before you grin.“No…” She says warningly as you use your good hand to pin her wrists, grinning wider.“No…” She says again, sterner as you reach for her waist.“No…!” She shouts, before she erupts in uncontrolled laughter and squirming as you tickle her mercilessly.She tries to break your grip, bucking and squirming as she fights for breath inbetween laughing as you dance your fingers up her sides and over her stomach, earning further gales of laughter until she’s grinning and tearing up.Then there's the sound of the zipper working and Gareth is in the doorway looking alarmed."What's going on?" He asks, sounding concerned.>Nothing.>Nothing!>Just screwing around.>Other
>>4955103>>Just screwing around.
>>4955103>NothingPanicking will only make him unzip it faster.
>>4955107>>4955138“Just screwing around.” You reply as Fie catches her breath and finally manages to free herself, sitting up and waving Gareth off.“It’s fine.” She assures, before turning to you. “But Arceus, that was slick.” She complements.“Thanks.” You say, modestly, before Fie moves.The next thing you know, she’s got you pinned with her ankles locked behind your head and she’s trapped your legs against her chest and she’s repaying the favour to your feet.>Don’t react. Keep it together.>Turns out, you’re not ticklish, much to Sarah and Tom’s disappointment.>Nononononono...Hahahahahaha…! Stop!>Other
>>4955146>>Nononononono...Hahahahahaha…! Stop!>I yield, I yield...>Nice sneak attack, I guess all's fair in love and war
>>4955146>Try to keep it together>Fail miserably at keeping it together
>>4955146>Nononononono...Hahahahahaha…! Stop!>AIIIIEEEEEEEE, I KNEEL
>>4955151>>4955152>>4955153You forgot how fast she can move when she wants to. You barely had time to register she'd started to roll before she had you in this lock.And now, all you can do is flail helplessly as she sends you into convulsions with her dancing fingers."Nononononono...Hahahahahaha…! Stop! Stop! Stoooop...!" You manage in between uncontrollable gales of laughter."Mm..." She pretends to think about it, even though you can't see her face from where you are. "No." she says and keeps going."Gareth! Help...!" You beg before you're swept up in more uncontrollable laughter."...No, I think I'll leave you two alone." He says, sounding more confused and non-plused than anything as he zips the tent flap back up and leaves you alone again."Please! Stop!" You beg, tearing up."Hm... What's in it for me?" She asks, thoughtfully, pausing in her relentless tickling and going for a much more torturous means of playing on the fact you're ticklish, tracing feather-light strokes of one finger tip on the soles of your feet, making you twitch, jump and giggle as she expertly targets the really sensitive areas of your feet.>Another backrub>You'll make dinner from hereon>You'll set her tent up from now on>She can stay in your tent>Other
>>4955169>I don't know... What do you want? If nothing, I'll owe you a favor?
>>4955169>Anything, just let me out!I'm sure this won't come back to bite us
>>4955194SupportingThat's the right thing to say
>>4955186>>4955194>>4955202“Anything!” You reply desperately. “Just lemme go!” You manage desperately fighting back another fit of giggles.“Hm…” Fie says thoughtfully, trailing another path up your foot with her finger and setting you off laughing again. “Okay.” She relents and lets you go, before pushing herself up, then arranging herself cross-legged next to you with a flexibility and grace that’s surreal.Or, maybe that’s the gin softening you up.She smiles as you sit up.“It’s nice to just have some fun sometimes.” She says.“Yeah.” You’ve got to admit, childish as that was, it was fun.Fie turns serious again after a beat.“Seriously though, I want my pillow back.” She says.Evidently, not enough to burn that ‘anything’ you owe her, but you wonder just how far she’s willing to push. There’s nothing stopping her taking the pillow back or from having taken it back earlier.>Give it back. You’re tired, time to sleep.>Or what? If this is a game still, you’re willing to play.>Okay, what’s your game?>Other
>>4955227>Give it back. You’re tired, time to sleep.We've played enough.
>>4955227>Give it back.>Already using your request, I see
>>4955235Supporting. Teasing game is on point tonight, /qst
>>4955227OK ok.>pull a fast one and tickle her again as she grabs the pillow
>>4955233>>4955235>>4955238>>4955240“Okay, okay.” You say, pulling her pillow out from under yours. “Using your IOU already, huh?”“Did I say that?” Fie asks, taking her pillow.You’ve not let go.There’s a beat, before you pull her in and attack her sides again.She yelps and starts laughing.>Roll ‘em.
Rolled 5 (1d100)>>4955241
Rolled 46 (1d100)>>4955241This will end poorly
Rolled 46 (1d100)>>4955241
>>4955243>>4955249>>4955254You overbalance and Fie falls on top of you.She freezes.It’s hard to tell why, from the get go because of the button digging into your cheekbone, but as your vision refocuses, you find yourself looking at bare skin.Oh. “Ah…”At least she didn't land on your injured arm. And your stitches don't feel like they've popped.>Sorry.>Shut your eyes.>Turn away quickly.>Don’t move, let Fie untangle herself.>Other
>>4955258>Shut your eyes.
>>4955258>Turn away quickly
>>4955258>>Don’t move, let Fie untangle herself.
>>4955264>>4955271>>4955277Well, looks like a tie. All of that in that order?
>>4955258>Shut your eyes>Let Fie untangle herselfIt'll only get worse if we move
>>4955258>Don’t move, let Fie untangle herself.>Shut your eyes.
>>4955264>>4955277>>4955311>>4955313You shut your eyes and don’t move.Fie waits for a beat, before sitting up and clambering off of you.“You can open your eyes now.” She says.You do so, cautiously. She’s back in her prior spot, top safely buttoned again and trying her best to look completely nonchalant.>Apologise.>Turn in.>Talk a bit more.>Other
>>4955801>Turn inJust gonna pretend nothing happened just then
>>4955801>ApologiseSorry about that ma'am. Won't happen again.
>>4955818Changing my vote to this but do it badly by murmuring : "I did nothing, I saw nothing"
>>4955818>>4956072>>4956129>>4956197“...I think that’s enough screwing around for the night.” You say politely, slipping back into your sleeping back.“Yeah, probably best we call it.” Fie agrees, going to her own sleeping bag and zipping herself back up. “Don’t be surprised if you wake up surrounded.” She warns. “Cinder can be kind of forgetful about closing tents behind her.”You nod, eyes already drooping.Man, you’re tired.“Night.” You manage, then you’re out.>Roll.(Captcha: JANXX As Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy is the meme of this Quest, figured I'd share.)
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>>4956229Thanks for saving my shitty roll
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>>4956228>>4956229>>4956237Zzzzzz...…! You jerk awake at the sound of the tent zipper.Backlit by the light of the coals, you recognise Cinder as she walks in, before walking over to Fie and curling up next to her at a slight remove.Huh.You’re about to drift off again when you notice your team padding in cautiously.They look over to Fie and Cinder, before they cautiously approach you.>Pretend to be asleep.>Make room for your team.>Go back to sleep.>Check the time.>Other
>>4956253>Make room for your teamWave them over so you all can sleep.
>>4956253>>Make room for your team.
>>4956253>>Pretend to be asleepLet them come and make themselves comfortable
>>4956253>Make room for your team
>>4956253>Make room for your team.
>>4956266>>4956267>>4956298>>4956301You sit up and shift over to give your team some room.They pause, before huddling in next to you and settling down to sleep.You settle back down into sleep and drift off again.The next time you awake, you get the sense it’s early. A little bit before you normally wake up.>Lay in and bask until your alarm goes off.>Get up.>Other
>>4956307>Get upIf I woke up, might have something unusual around
>>4956307>Get up.The early worm gets the bird or something
>>4956345The bird is a fletchling?
>>4956307I cannot think of a reason, when given the choice between "do thing" and "do not do thing", that anons would choose to not do thing, except that Thing has immediate and obvious negative consequences to something anons value>>Get up.
>>4956311>>4956345>>4956372You lever yourself upright and kill your alarm.It's while you're wiping the sleep from your eyes that you stop and stare.It's not just your team and Cinder in here.Looking around, you don't think you could move much more than you already have without disturbing a wild pokemon.In the open door, you can see Fie's Flareon is fast asleep.It seems most of the pokemon in here are the younger, first-stage pokemon.To your surprise, that Rufflet is sleeping next to Volta, wing draped over her.There're also a litter of Growlithe curled up next to an Arcanine that's squeezed itself into a corner, cutting you off from your pack.This makes you feel oddly nostalgic to camping with your dad. He's never very far from his Arcanine.In front of Fie's things is a mixed group of Vulpix and a few Fennekin, huddled next to a Ninetails and what, at first glance, looks like a Dermanitan.Also, Arceus above it's like a furnace in here.More problematic still, you can make out a bunch of Geodude and Aron have made themselves comfortable on the other side of Flareon.>Throw a pillow at Fie.>Throw a pillow at Cinder.>Get up, try not to disturb anyone.>Other
>>4956372Those sorts of options are there since they are options and they're generally going to to be for reflection, relaxing, etc.In this case, getting up was definitely the smart move though.
>>4956377>>Get up, try not to disturb anyone.Also, looks like a golden opportunity to catch some of our list.>>Try to lure nearby a Fletchling, Fennekin or an AronSorry growlith-fan anon, bit difficult to pull off with mommy lion.
>>4956388Not really give them food and show them you are a good trainer she'll probably entrust one to us.> get up without disturbing anyone>sit and Meditate for a while just channel your aura and do nothing elseGareth did say it could be used for healing
>>4956377>>Get up, try not to disturb anyoneDamn. Let's be really careful.
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>>4956473>>4956477>>4956480Alright,update tomorrow. Got a rotten headache just now.
>>4956487Hope you get well soon QM
>>4956487Take a time out. This is a slow board anyway.
>>4956480F Alex.You had one job to sit quietly and Meditate.
>>4956543I'll be doing that today, but I can't very well go keeping you all in suspense.
>>4956473>>4956477>>4956480You shimmy out of your sleeping bag and start getting dressed.This is easier said than done, since you’ve got to retrieve your clothes from under your team.You’re about halfway done when Fie stirs and starts groping around until she makes contact with Cinder’s arm.Cinder, apparently familiar with whatever this is, shifts out of the way as Fie goes to flick her.“‘Ve told you… not so close…” She mumbles, sitting up and wiping her eyes sleepily having missed.You can pick the exact moment she returns to lucidity.She blushes red as her hair at the sight of you and turns around abruptly, before she registers the fact that you’re both surrounded.You know exactly how she must be feeling right now, because the overwhelming urge to crawl back into your sleeping bag and die is at the forefront of your mind as well.Despite the first half dozen things that she probably wants to say and do likely being actively deleterious to everyone, she manages not to yell anything and after downing half of a litre bottle of water she must’ve grabbed from her bag sometime during the night, she pokes Cinder again.“You and Flareon had one job.” She hisses. “Now get them out of here.” She says, pointedly not looking at you as you continue to dress, now safely modest at least.So far, so good, but this is still a scarily precarious situation.(Part 1. Feel free to write in.)
I wish to pet a Vulpix and ask if it wants to come with us. Might not be feasible right now, but if we wake up the Arcanine and the Ninetales without causing a stampede in our tent we could probably do it.
>>4957157Let's prepare an explanation for the eventual question Gareth is going to bring up again about our relationship with Fie. He is definitely not convinced after last night.
>>4957402That's not a good idea. I know I wouldn't react well to a stranger touching me out of nowhere.
>>4957157Ask Fie to give some poke food out of her bag so we can lure out the arcanine without startling them.
>>4957157Try to act friendly to see if we catch some attention with some of them
>>4957157This is a great opportunity to try our meditation out again
>>4957427LOLWe got to talk about the birds and the bees with him.Tell him openly it really is just messing around just that sometimes people that are curious and interested in others go about it this way.Anyway guess he can't switch his psychic aura off whenever he wants.
>>4957765That or maybe he heard Fie saying "no, what are you doing, stop!" and misunderstood
>>4957157(Part 2)Once you’re dressed -sure, your clothes are blood-spattered and your shirt and jacket are shredded, but you can’t get to your bag right now- you turn around to give Fie her privacy as Cinder nudges Flareon awake and the pair start politely moving your uninvited guests back outside.“Sorry about that.” Fie says as you hear her dressing behind you. “I didn’t think the locals would be quite that bold.” She admits as you watch as your tent empties of freeloaders.Except for the Rufflet, which Cinder eventually resorts to picking up, despite squawked protests and carrying out.When you exit the tent, you notice that the campsite is relatively empty.Some of the Geodude have tucked themselves in nooks and crannies as the wind beats against the pavilion, which is holding up admirably in the wind, but it seems like most of the pokemon who took shelter under the awning migrated into your tent after Cinder came in.Gareth’s stoking the fire and watching the exodus with a curious expression while Fie is giving Flareon and Cinder a dressing down.>Go help Gareth with breakfast. Explain what happened last night.>Change into something that isn’t ruined.>Take a look outside. See if the rain has stopped.>Try and befriend some of the pokemon who were rooming in the tent.>Other
>>4957867>Try and befriend some of the pokemon who were rooming in the tent.We can explain to Gareth later.Play jump rope with Kayo and Fluffy (endurance/hp exercise) .Play a lateral ladder movement game with Syrum and Volta (speed exercises).See if any of the Pokémon would like to join in and befriend them that way (muh jolly Growlithe here I come).Also talk to Fie to go easy on Cinder since we are also to blame when she warned us about her habit of leaving the tent open.
>>4957867>>Try and befriend some of the pokemon who were rooming in the tent.Still interested in Aron, Fletchling, fennekin.Growlith could became a decent mount for later
>>4957881We can swap pokemon as we need them and have them at home with our family when we can't bring them along.+OP seems to be riding with the idea of our parents being the two doors from Team Rocket after settling down/rehabilitation (meaning we have a dad at home that already knows how to raise pokemon well).
>>4957888>doorsMeant the two doofs named Jessie and James.
>>4957888>>4957890Oddly, doors still works.And you can go along and start calling yourself 'Sherlock', because you figured that out pretty damn quick.Hell, I only settled on going that route last night.
>>4957900I suggested it in the previous thread OP.Glad you picked it up.>dad accused and has previous history with itThis some good lore now too.
>>4957940That would be my short-term memory having its usual sieve-like effectiveness.But yeah, that accusation suddenly has some awesome weight to it.Anyway, I'll update in the morning. Give folks some time to nail down a strategy.
>>4957867>Change into something that isn’t ruined.I wish you didn't give me your headache, QM
>>4957871+1>>4957900You telling me our arrested dad is a cinnamon bun of a human being? Nooooooo
>>4957992I mean James seems like a chill dad... Jessie after rehab tho should be the strictest nurse Joy there is.Glad she made it through nurse school this time instead of joining a Chansey school by mistake.
>>4957867>Try and befriend some of the pokemon who were rooming in the tent.Guess either doggo or foxes are fine for now. We can send them of home to our siblings when we can't take care of them.
>>4957867>Try and befriend some of the pokemon who were rooming in the tent.>>4958045I wonder if she ever got to team up with her original Chansey turned Blissey friend or not. Plus you gotta give credit to both in terms of engineering and ingenuity. They might have had terrible luck(fucking plot armor) and poor resources but holy shit was those two are innovative as hell. Jessie would be a terrifying Mom...I feel sorry for James but he's chill as fuck and helps mellow her out, but still. He has it rough. Just gotta knock her up more often or something.This WOULD also explain why the family needs money so badly. James probably needs startup funds for his projects to start over again and Jessie cannot afford it with her nurse Joy pay.
>>4958094That's where Alex comes in.Make sure Alex vets his parents silly money making ideas tho.If it wasn't related to food team rocket botched every money making scheme they had.
>>4958123To be fair the biggest reason why they failed so badly was due to bad luck and plot armor. Still, though it must have sucked to be Alex as a kid. Being the only one to call out their harebrained schemes. Not to mention all his younger siblings. Poor kid no wonder he had to wait so long before his journey. Gonna be real interesting bringing a girl home considering how notorious those two were back in the day. Say what you want but they were very good at escaping trouble and not getting locked up.
>>4957871>>4957881>>4957992>>4958048>>4958094A gust of wind pushes the westward door taut and you can hear the patter of rain.Seems like the rain hasn’t passed.This in mind, you go and get some breakfast as your team files out of the tent.Once they’re busy eating, you bring Fie some food. She’s currently doing push-ups with Cinder while Flareon does sprints around the edge of the camp.“Just leave that there, we’re almost done.” Fie says, nodding to a rock within arms reach.“Sure. Just don’t be too hard on Cinder. You did warn me she’s got a habit of leaving doors open.”“Right. Well you can join in once you’re done eating.” Fie replies.“I’ll ah, I’ll do that.” You say weakly, before going to eat your own breakfast
>>4958505Once you’re done eating, you gather your team together. Fie’s got a good point. Might as well get some training in.After some thought, you go and get your rope and tie it off to one of the rocks.That done, you go and gather some sticks from the pile of kindling and start laying out a ‘ladder’.After some instruction and demonstration, you’ve got Volta and Syurm running a lateral ladder drill while you have Kay O-o and Fluffy doing jump rope.>Roll.
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>>4958522>>4958527>>4958539You’ve not been at this for more than five minutes, before you’ve suddenly got company:That Rufflet is back and has made room for himself with Fluffy and Kay O-o.Considering your altercation yesterday and how Volta messed him up, his insistence on hanging around with you is kind of confusing.It’s not worth stopping everything to chase him off though. It’d send the wrong message to all the other pokemon here as well.After another five minutes, one of the Aron is running the drills with Volta and Syurm and shortly after that, you have to let the rope out as a Growlithe, then a Fennekin and then a Vulpix join in.“Look at you, making friends.” Fie says sitting up from where she and Cinder have just finished doing sit-ups.“I don’t know why they’re so friendly.” You admit, baffled but also awed by what you’re seeing.“They can tell it was your tent they slept in last night.” Fie replied. “Otherwise, they’d be all over me and Cinder right now.”“You’ve also got a very welcoming aura.” Gareth notes from by the fire where he’s doing the dishes. “It puts them at ease.”“What about Rufflet?” You ask.Your arm is starting to cramp, but aside from Fluffy, none of the pokemon doing jump rope show much sign of tiring.“Rufflet are most concerned about getting stronger.” Gareth said. “I guess after you and Volta beat him so soundly yesterday, he’s decided that you’re the best way for him to do that.”Huh. Well that makes sense, in a backwards sort of way.>Take a break.>Set up a new activity. (suggestions?)>Train a specific pokemon. (In what?)>Talk with Fie.>Talk with Gareth.>Change into something not ruined.>Let your pokemon play and study your map.>Other
>>4958551>Change into something not ruined.
>>4958551>Let your pokemon play and study your map.
>>4958551>Take a break>Change into something not ruined>Let your pokémon play and your map
>>4958553>>4958574>>4958645Now things have calmed down a little, you decide to tidy yourself up a bit. You dismiss your team to play for a while, then go back to your tent and change into a set of clothes that aren’t bloodstained and ruined.You’re going to have to buy some more clothes when you reach Newport. And maybe some more hard-wearing ones.When you exit your tent, your pokemon are playing tag. Kay O-o seems to have taken it on himself to keep things from spiralling into chaos and Cinder is making sure he doesn’t cause any problems.Satisfied that they’re all happy, you take out your pokedex. Time to brush up on your geography some more.You go and sit down by the fire and start reading.>Study up on the towns and cities.>Study the major lakes and mountains.>Study the major cave systems.>Study the Islands.>On second thought, go talk with Fie and Gareth.>Other
>>4958707>>Study the major cave systems.>Also, can we catch Aron, Fennekin and growlithe once we're done playing
Rolled 85 (1d100)>>4958707>Study the major cave systems.
>>4958729You can certainly try.
>>4958707>Study the Islands.
>>4958729>>4958737After going into Origin Cave, you're kind of curious about the other caves in the region, so you decide to start with them:C1 Origin Cave: A small, relatively isolated cave that has provided shelter to pokemon for time immemorial. There is a shrine at its heart where Aura Guardian novicess first journey to gain further attunement to their abilities.C2 Genesis Cave: The most isolated cave known in Arnet, Genesis cave is often used as shelter by local pokemon, but the shrine in its depths is always a silent, solitary and lonely place. Aura Guardian novices on pilgrimage come here to meditate and further awaken their powers.C3 Prover’s Cave: Prover’s Cave is one of the most stable and unchanging places in the Scorch Islands. Aura Guardian novices on pilgrimage venture to the shrine here to prove that they can wield their abilities confidently and competently at the stiflingly hot shrine in its depths.C4 Challenger’s Cave: The final test for an Aura Guardian novice, Challenger’s cave is an expansive labyrinth with a shrine at its heart, guarded by a powerful pokemon. Any novice who defeats it and returns with proof is recognised as a true Aura Guardian.C5 Guardian’s Cave: The home of Arnet’s patron Guardian, where all Aura Guardians, upon reaching here from Challenger’s Cave, are recognised by said patron and assume the title and responsibilities of an Aura Guardian.You blink and stretch. Man, that took a while.>Keep studying.>Take a break. Do something else.
>>4958754take a cue from Fie and do some basic stretches and exercise?
>>4958754>>Take a break. Do something else.Catch Aron, Fennekin and growlithe Gotta catch 'em all. Except Ruffet.
>>4958770This Rufflet is going to be your Jigglypuff, isn't it?
>>4958771Following us around, not really counting as a party member, still part of the group?Why not.
>>4958759>>4958780You put aside your pokedex, stand up and stretch.Your arm feels a bit tender and doing anything too strenuous is probably not going to do your stitches any favours but you can still do some exercises.You start out with some basic stretches, before going over to where you were before and starting on some exercises.Sit ups first, then some basic punches and kicks until you start to feel the exertion.>Keep going.>That’s enough for now. No need to go overdoing it.>Play with your pokemon. Try befriend some of the wild pokemon playing with your team.>Go back to studying.>Talk with Fie\Gareth\Both.>Go check what it’s like outside.>Other
>>4958785>Play with your pokemon. Try befriend some of the wild pokemon playing with your team.
>>4958785>>Play with your pokemon. Try befriend some of the wild pokemon playing with your team.
>>4958785>Play with your pokemon. Try befriend some of the wild pokemon playing with your teamAron, Growlithe, Fenekin.>Gareth in the background befriending an Alolan geodude and Aron.
>>4958786>>4958793>>4958823Alright. Roll again. This is a process.
Rolled 7 (1d100)>>4958785though admittedly, I'm not particularly fond of aron or growlithe
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Rolled 42 (1d100)>>4958842rolling>>4958843Aron is a good tank, not a fan of growlithe too but one anon is diamond set on him. That plus Arcanine would be an awesome mount for longer roads
>>4958843>>4958856>>4958862You decide to spend some time playing with your team and the younger wild pokemon.The Rufflet brings you the rope in a very pointed manner.You acquiesce and soon, you’ve got a sudden death circuit running to and fro in and out of the impromptu jump rope.After a while, the pokemon tire of the game and instead, you find yourself as the centrepiece of an impromptu game of king of the hill.At the end of it, you’re battered and exhausted but no one is seriously hurt and all the pokemon seem content to take a break for a bit.Looking around, Fie is practicing an unfamiliar martial art, sparring with Cinder, though even though it’s obvious that the Blaziken is pulling her punches, every one that connects sends Fie staggering.Gareth meanwhile is training with Druddigon and Mienfoo, doing push ups.>Taking a break sounds good. Sit down for a bit.>Go talk with Fie or Gareth.>Keep studying your map.>Check the weather.>Other
>>4958868>>Taking a break sounds good. Sit down for a bit.Keeping trying to lure one of the target pokemon
>>4958868>Taking a break sounds good. Sit down for a bit.
>>4958868>>Taking a break sounds good. Sit down for a bit.Pet the pokemon that were playing.I´m sure a good belly rub goes a long way.
Rolled 52 (1d100)>>4959482Vulpix get!
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lolanon so desperate for these pokemon
>>4959516>>4959527>>4959606You sit down next to one of the rocks and breathe a sigh of relief.You need a break.Apparently, the pokemon you’ve been playing with agree.No sooner have you settled in than one of the Aron has crawled into your lap, effectively pinning you, while a Fennekin and Growlithe tuck themselves under your arms and a Vulpix makes itself comfortable on your shins.On the other side of the camp, you can see Fie and Gareth are still hard at work training.“Um…” You manage awkwardly as your own team joins in on burying you alive and the tall fox with the huge ear tufts you mistook for a Darmanitan, the Arcanine and the Ninetails sit themselves at a polite remove either side of you while the tall one sits down on a nearby rock and studies you curiously.Looks like you’re trapped.>Try and meditate. You’re not going anywhere, might as well.>Try and politely extricate yourself.>Headpats for everyone.>Other.
>>4960005>Try and meditate. You’re not going anywhere, might as well.Let's reach out for them through the power of the aura.
>>4960005>>Try and meditate. You’re not going anywhere, might as well.Trying to reach first the Fennekin.Second AronThird Growlithe. Not interested at all in Vulpix in our team
>>4960005>Try and meditate. You’re not going anywhere, might as wellSince there's fire type pokemon around us try and sense/resonate our fire type aura with them.Flashback to James explaining how the healing machines at pokecenter work by sending out a pulse of bioelectricity that syncronises with the individual pokemon.
>>4960028Vulpix only gets to join if it's Ice type.Growlithe and Aron for me.Not really interested if the furr bait.
>>4960036You're on the wrong side of the region for Ice-type Vulpix.
>>4960008>>4960028>>4960033Anyway, rattle those bones.
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Rolled 14 (1d100)>>4960041Fennekin is fire/Psy special.Good stats and tools for the team for a heavy special hitter with decent coverage options as our movepool is not limited (god I would love so much an unlimited movepool Landorus)
>>4960053The Zubat line is absolutely, gloriously cancerous with unlimited move pool, by the by.
>>4960055I'm not sure I'm interested in playing the person using an unlimited movepool crobat, but sub Toxic roost leech-life in addition to a full offensive movepool seems balanced.
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>>4960051>>4960053>>4960060Well, you’re not going anywhere.You close your eyes and relax.This worked out well enough in the cave, so time to give it another try.You’re not sure if the red you see is the insides of your own eyelids or a signifier that you’re making progress, but the warmth of the Fennekin and Growlithe especially help you focus.They remind you a lot of Dad’s Arcanine and how he used to let you cuddle up to him in the dead of winter when you were a little kid and it was raining outside.Only, now you’re in Arcanine’s position.You’re familiar with responsibility. It’s fallen to you a lot over the years to spot the glaring holes in your parents’ various money-making schemes before they risked money on something catastrophically stupid.It feels doubly heavy right now, with your team lounging around you while the guardians of these young wild pokemon watch you like hawks.You can empathise with their caution though.(Part 1)
>>4960062(Part 2)…Ah.You feel your perception tilt and suddenly, you can feel the whole camp:Close at hand, you can feel the general sleepy content of the wild pokemon and your team as they rest up after their play.Just under that general content is a wary\curious\assessing welter of feelings, which you assume is the three guardian pokemon watching you and their charges.And at the edge of your vision is…Two beacons. One flaring red with such intensity that you can feel the heat and exertion of intense exercise from where you’re sat and the other, a serene, steady blue. Not as bright, but you get the sense of a smile.The blue grows brighter and brighter, turning white, before you jump as a hand touches your shoulder.Your eyes snap open and you’re face to face with a grinning Gareth as he leans forward from where he’s knelt in front of you.“You really are a natural.” He says, sitting back to give you space. “I guess now is a good time to practice, considering… Well.” He gestures to the dozing pokemon you’re pinned by.You notice the Arcanine and Ninetails are sniffing at Gareth curiously as Delphox looks between you with what you can only assume is a frown.>Thanks.>Ask Gareth something.>Other.
>>4960066>>Ask Gareth something.What are the next steps to improve meditation? I think I'm starting seeing auras.>Other : pet aron on one hand, fennekin on the other
>>4960066>Ask Gareth something.Are there any exercises one does to improve in a specific area like sensing, healing, strength, reflexes?Is it allright if you just describe the general ghist of it?
>>4960089Also add "Do you practice any martial arts?"
>>4960066>Ask Gareth something.Is there anything we need to be wary of when it comes to this aura stuff?
>>4960068>>4960089>>4960100>>4960117This seems like a good opportunity to ask Gareth more about aura.You’ve got a few questions in mind, but there’s one above all the rest you feel is especially pertinent.“Are there any risks to using aura?” You ask tentatively.“There are.” Gareth confirms. “Psychics have their own code of ethics when it comes to telepathy. Aura Guardians have one as well. We do not intrude on others’ minds. It’s extremely dangerous, for both the one doing the intruding and for the one being intruded upon.” He warns. “So, don’t try reading anyone’s minds.” He says, lightening up slightly. “Besides that… there’s the possibility you could wind up altering your own or someone else’s personality if you’re not careful and you try something you’re not used to. And there’re stories of some exceptionally powerful pokemon being able to manipulate people through their auras.”(Part 1)
>>4960128(Part 2)You nod.That sounds… disturbing, honestly. But that’s probably a long way off being a problem.“I think I’m starting to see auras.” You admit after a beat.“I wouldn’t be surprised.” Gareth replies. “Fie is really quite something, isn’t she?” He asks, sounding awed.For a moment, you think he’s making a comment on her as she lands a truly impressive spinning jump-kick on Cinder, prompting them both to pause in the aftermath, evidently satisfied for the time being.Then you realise that the bright red flare you saw wasn’t Cinder, it was Cinder and Fie. And Gareth was seeing them close up.“Yeah, she’s…”“Blinding.” Gareth finishes with a smile. “I suppose you’re wondering what the next step to developing your aura is?” He asks.“Yes.” You admit with a nod.“Practice. Lots and lots of practice.” Gareth replies with a sardonic sort of tone.“Makes sense.” You agree.>Ask if he does any martial arts.>Ask what he thinks of Fie.>Ask about something else.>Time you got up and did something else.>Study your map.>Other.
>>4960130>>Time you got up and did something else.Keep petting the pokemons. We've been around them for a long time, are some of them looking ready to follow us ? Does their custodians seems to agree?
>>4960130>>Ask if he does any martial arts.>>Ask what he thinks of Fie.
>>4960131Their custodians are warming up to you and if you left now, you'd have what would amount to the majority of a second party's worth of pokemon following you halfway to Newport.You're about halfway there.Also, last update for the night.
>>4960133Wooooow, we're halfway the-ereWoh-how, living on a pray-er
>>4960133Troll apart, how much balls do we still have?
>>49601365x poke balls1x ultra ball
>>4960131>Study the meteoEnvisaging to lifting camp. Maybe unmount everything and cleaning Fie's stuff from webbings if we go on the road again today. Else today will be trainging day
>>4960131+1Roll a 1d3 between Growlithe, Fenekin and Aron to keep it fair.
>>4960293Well, looks like we will be able to pick a few of them.QM said getting a big rooster and switching In/Out pokemons will be necessary in the future, so...
>>4960295All of them...
More bonding>>4960131>>4960293Talk with Gareth>>4960132>>4960165
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>>4961104>>4961107>>4961128Gareth stands up.“I’m going to go check the weather. See if the weather looks like it’s going to clear.” He says, before walking off.You’re stuck for another five minutes before Aron stirs, yawns, then clambers up, looking refreshed, which appears to be the signal for everyone else to wake up, refreshed and ready to play some more.You manage to distract them at least momentarily with pats and in Aron’s case a rough polish with the cuff of your sleeve, but they’re very clearly eager for more play.You should probably invest in some toys when you get to Newport.>Do sudden death runs.>More skipping.>Do a few laps of the rockpile.>Other.
>>4961138>>Do a few laps of the rockpile
>>4961138>Do a few laps of the rockpile.Cardio exercises are important.
>>4961138>>Do a few laps of the rockpile.
>>4961140>>4961143>>4961182“Alright, you’re all want to move?” You ask, standing.You’re hemmed in, but it’s a very clear yes by the way they look at you.Syurm, on hearing this, crawls up the rock and starts on touching the pavilion up.Apparently, she’s not interested in anything too hard. Which is fair enough. She’s put in a lot of effort already.“Okay, let’s go.” You say, crossing the camp and heading outside.>Roll.(Lower the better on this one.)
Rolled 73 (1d100)>>4961231
Rolled 83 (1d100)>>4961231>(Lower the better on this one.)You can't say something like that, now we'll do nothing but high roll!
Rolled 36 (1d100)>>4961231Also, other playAnon, how do you feel about naming on this thread? I have often IP switch, so I feel it can be relevent
>>4961289You want to name yourself, go ahead.Also, update shortly.
>>4961236>>4961247>>4961289When you go outside, it’s cold and it’s raining steadily.It’s not too bad and the wind isn’t howling like it was last night, but it’d still be a miserable slog if you tried to go anywhere today.“I don’t think we’re getting anywhere today.” Gareth says, shaking his head. “What’re you going to do?” He asks.“Just going to do a few laps of the rocks.” You reply as your team and the young pokemon that have taken a shine to you crowd behind you.You can see the Arcanine has already come around the other way and is watching you curiously, heedless of the rain.“Ah.” Gareth nods. “Don’t stay out too long.” He advises. “Adversity is a good way to train your spirit, but you’ve got to set an example as well.” He notes, nodding to your pokemon.You nod and he goes back inside.You start out at a light jog. Your pokemon and the young wild pokemon follow.Kay O-o easily keeps pace with you, outpacing everyone else but the Arcanine, which falls in beside you at a polite remove. Apparently, you’re not the only one who was feeling restless about being cooped up.>Do two laps.>Do four laps.>Do eight laps.>Run yourself until you hit your limit, nevermind the rain.>On second thought, this really wasn’t the best idea.
>>4961301>>Do four laps.Middle ground between actual effort, and not overexerting ourselves
>>4961301>Do four laps.We shouldn't get too wet.
>>4961306>>4961360Alright, roll for me.
Rolled 34 (1d100)>>4961361
Rolled 93 (1d100)>>4961361
Just as an FYI: I'm actually making up a proper encounter chart.I'm only up to Route 8 and it's already *huge*.A couple of routes I'm splitting into multiple charts to account for how big they are.In the interest of keeping things coherent and keeping everyone informed, I'll be posting th revised list of possible pokemon for Route 2 (Lower) and (Upper) below.You're presently on the Lower end of the Route.
Route 2 (Lower)StarlyGrowlitheVulpixGeodude\A. GeodudeMachopMienfooAronRuffletFennekinRoute 2 (Upper)FletchlingSpearowSandshrewRhyhornGrowlitheVulpixAronMareepGeodude\A. GeodudeNumelRockruffRioluGoes a bit against the above about the list being undifferentiated, but fuck it. I'm getting my shit together.
just got off a 2 week ban, what did i miss
>>4961844Long story short :Team is actually made of Fluffy, eevee, our starterVolta, ShinxSyurm, sewaddleKay O-o, a Jangmo-o.We finished road 1 and started road 2 in direction of a town with a bug gym.We met Fie on road 1, the fire gym champion we have a thing for (and she might have a thing for us, idk). She as been of great help so far, providing valuable insight on travelling, training and fighting. On road 1, we met Garett, an aura guardian. Although nice, it looks like dealing with people is not one of his strength. We started to learn more about Aura with him.After a couple of victories against trainer, we reached road 2. A big storm incoming, we setted up a camp thanks to syurm, acting as shelter to a wide array of local species. Right now, we can't travel because of the weather. We are currently training and bonding with small pokemon under the supervision of bigger guardians. A Growlith, Fennekin and Aron might agree to tag with us.QM insisted that we will need a big rooster; one of the anon is dead set on Growlith while I'm set on Aron and Fennekin even though I dream of a Talonflame later.Also, our parents are Jessie and James gone good side of the law
>>4961875I want a Vulpix too.
>>4961889>>4961844BTW you 2 guys haven't rolled for the last input from QM.Regarding Vulpix, I'd prefer the snow one
Rolled 22 (1d100)>>4961361
Rolled 99 (1d100)>>4961361I've been aware of this post for hours and it just now hit me that there needed to be a third roll
>>4961875Still holding out for a Larvitar myself.
>>4961958Fully supporting the Larvitar choice
>>4961875I want that Rufflet
>>4961368>>4961411>>4961928It’s been a minute since you went for a proper run.You don’t really see yourself as the fastest runner around. You’re better at distance running.You decide that, all things considered, overdoing it in the rain probably isn’t the best idea and settle on just four laps.Which is still a respectable distance to run, given how wide the base of the hillock actually is.It also gives you enough time to appreciate Syurm’s handiwork:It’s honestly stunning: Apparently, she and Cinder have got an eye for aesthetic as well as architectural sense, since there’s no sign of the grass and sticks they clad the pavilion in, just the white-grey of translucent silk that shimmers in the light wind and rain.You’re definitely going to have to get pictures.(Part 1)
>>4962160(Part 2)You make steady progress doing your laps.Rufflet falls behind after the first lap and takes off instead, flying past everyone.Kay O-o stays close to you and Arcanine, but as you get into the second lap, Fluffy and Volta catch up, apparently having warmed up to you.Aron is only lagging behind instead of being hopelessly lapped and shows no sign of giving up, which is impressive as hell, since they’re not known for their speed.Vulpix, Fennekin and Growlithe meanwhile seem to be in a bit of a race between one another.By the time you’ve started the last lap, they’ve forgotten all about everyone else and have pulled ahead of you.It’s all you can do to keep up now and as you round the bend onto the home stretch, they all put on a final burst of speed.You fully expect the Growlithe to win, but to your surprise, the Fennekin bounds ahead, before stopping just past the entrance to the rockpile and starts yipping and jumping, apparently having ‘won’.There’s no time for much celebration though. You slow up and open the door for everyone before going in behind them. You’re soaked and the wind really has some bite to it now, but you feel wide awake, alert and energetic.Your team also seems ready for more and by how the Arcanine gives you a friendly bump, he enjoyed the run as much as anyone.>Time for some more training. (Of what?)>Wind down some. Do some stretches.>Go dry off.>Ask Fie if she has any pointers to give.>Train with Gareth.>Other
>>4962177>Go dry off.Best not get chills.
>>4962177>Go dry off.
>>4962239>>4962246You go back to your tent for some privacy and quickly towel off, before changing into some dry clothes before you exit.When you come back out, you see that Fie is sitting by the fire studying her pokedex while Gareth is training with his pokemon and coaxing one of the Alolan Geodude out of a crevice to join in.Your pokemon and the young wild ones you’ve been entertaining are sitting by the fire, tuckered out.>Study your map.>Talk with Fie.>Talk with Gareth.>Do some light stretching and warm down.>Other
>>4962467>Do some light stretching and warm down.
>>4962467>>Do some light stretching and warm down.Take the towel out and start drying off some of the pokemon?
>>4962539Supporting grooming/cleaning our team and the candidates
>>4962512>>4962539>>4962623>>4962627Well, it’s to be expected, you suppose. If you don’t keep moving, the fatigue catches up.You take about five minutes to stretch and warm down after your run, before retrieving your towel and going over to the fire and start drying off your team.You start with Kay O-o, since he’s the least tired and also the easiest to dry before weaving onto everyone else as Syurm comes down from the canopy where she was doing touch-ups.Once you’re done with your team, you move onto the wild pokemon, who initially struggle, before settling down and letting you work.All except Rufflet, who you give up on trying to dry after he flies across the other side of the fire, the picture of offended dignity, when you try and dry him.Beside you, Syurm chitters for attention and you ‘dry’ her off as well, despite the fact she doesn’t need it, before she settles down with the others for the time being.“You’re really good at that.” Fie notes from across the fire. “Wild pokemon usually aren’t that friendly with strangers.”“Really?” You ask, startled.“Yeah. Most times pokemon are a lot more skittish or standoffish.” Fie confirms. “And yet, three hours around you and these guys are this relaxed? That’s an achievement.”“Huh.”>Keep talking.>Study your map.>Write a shopping list for when you reach Newport.>Other
>>4962662>>Keep talking.I think I'd like some of them to tag along, what do you suggest?
>>4962665>>4962725>>4962773You sit down opposite Fie and check the time.Despite everything, it’s still pretty early. The rain didn’t look like it was going to let up though.It’s a good thing you packed as much food as you did.“I kind of want them to tag along.” You admit.“I’d give good odds that they want to come with you by now.” Fie replies, looking up from her pokedex. “Got to admit, you’ve got excellent taste: Growlithe are loyal, Vulpix are adorable and Aron… even if they can be a bit of a pain with their diets, are also adorable.” She adds. “So far as from the perspective of a trainer, you’ve got my fullest endorsement as well.” She continues drily. “Vulpix and Ninetails are good at disrupting anything your opponent might have planned. Not quite on the same level as Zubat and its evolutions can, but still pretty good. Growlithe and Arcanine meanwhile are superb attackers. I’ve got a couple myself for my Gym teams.”“How about Aron?” You ask curiously.They’re a common enough pokemon in Arnet, but you’ve not exactly made a point on reading up on their ecology. And you’ve got only a basic idea of the more advanced strategies for battling.“They’re probably the most commonly seen pokemon in the teams of League hopefuls.” Fie says. “They can hit really, really hard, they’re really tough and here at least, pretty common.” She adds. “No real reason not to have one on your team.”Well that’s good to know, but you suppose Fie has a bit of a bias towards Fire-types.>Keep talking.>Study your map.>Check the weather forecast. Maybe you can make some distance at some point today.>Other.
>>4962831more disruption sounds good. as it is, I think Alex's team is pretty balanced though so most things will slot in well, and I'm probably a bit biased towards more disruption and playing things slow. I'm the type of person who loves leech seed and toxic. >>4962831>>Study your map.prep is always good. I wouldn't mind more talking though, Alex does need an education on the general battling or utility roles that Pokemon might fill. heck, we didn't start talking about riding pokemon until that Pokedex entry on the Routes mentioned it.
>>4962831>>Keep talking.What about Fennekin?I'm not so sure about the Rufflet, Any hindsight about him?
>>4962851I'm going to blame forgetting them down to watching TTS's review of Jaq Draco.I may have taken a dose of the ol' brain bleach to watch it.
>>4962869Damn TTS, disrupting my favorite quest from the infamous hacker named 4chun
>>4962851>>4962908“What about Fennekin and Rufflet?” You ask.“Well, Fennekin is adorable as well.” Fie replies. “I thought she was going to be a bit of a foregone conclusion, since they’re very rare and Delphox are incredibly powerful.” She admits. “Rufflet, a lot of people don’t bother with.” She says. “Which is a shame, because Braviary are the pokemon of choice for search and rescue here for reason. Properly trained, they’ve got the endurance to fly for days, even with a passenger - and they’re stupid strong as well. A lot of people underestimate that. It wouldn’t be the first time someone’s stared stupidly at a Golem getting Sky Dropped.”You nod. That is indeed impressive.“Up to you though.” She says.Well. You didn’t really have any expectations, but Fie’s certainly given you some things to think about there.>Keep talking. Put together a shopping list for when you reach Newport.>Study your map.>Check the weather forecast. Maybe you can make some distance at some point today.>Other.
>>4962942>Check the weather forecast. Maybe you can make some distance at some point today.Rain has to be passing at some point
>>4962942>>Keep talking. Put together a shopping list for when you reach Newport.We need to re-supply I guess. I will definitely need more pokeballs. Any guess about what else?>Still keeping in mind treating her to a nice meal at a fancy placeAlso, what is your favorite kind of food?
>>4962942> I've got some decent money from those fellas I've battled before so I'm thinking of organizing a shopping trip at Newport. So far a woloo fleece jacket, a flashlight, some spare clothes and the Secret Power TM are on the list. Do you have any suggestions? I'll buy you a meal of your choice too.>Gareth also seems to need to learn the value of money and exchanges, back at origin cave he tried to give me a large gold nugget as payment for accompanying him. I need to show him what's up before he gets cheated.
>>4962942>Check the weather forecast. Maybe you can make some distance at some point today.
>>4962965>>4963286Okay, so update in a bit, but going back over this thread and last, the list of items mentioned OOC or suggested as monologue looks a bit like this:Fishing rod.Travelling clothes.A flashlight.A headlamp and caving gear.A grooming kit.Pokemon toys.As for TMs, they're not a thing in this Quest, you've just got to dedicate time to teaching and practice of the move in question.
>>4963741Something like secret power tho doesn't seem like something that can be taught manually.
>>4962960>>4962965>>4963286>>4963397>>4954888You decide to check the forecast before anything else.Looking at what’s on the radar and the written report, it’s expected to rain until midday tomorrow, but there is a short break in the weather that should reach you around noon.In your experience, that’s going to equate to a few hours of patchy cloud you could use to potentially make some distance towards Newport. You won’t get all the way there, but there’s a roadhouse that you might be able to get to, or at least get of the way to before the rain returns.“Penny for your thoughts?” Fie asks as the silence stretches.“Well, there’s supposed to be a break in the weather in a couple of hours.” You note.“Mm. Kind of hard to know whether to make a run for the roadhouse or stay put until tomorrow.” Fie agrees.“Also, just thinking of a shopping list for when we reach Newport.” You add.“Top of that list is going to be some new clothes.” Fie says. “Between the blood on your pants and all the rest, there’s no salvaging what you were wearing yesterday.”“Mm. Not to mention the rest. It’s a good thing I made some decent money battling yesterday.” You reply. “Besides, I think I owe you a nice meal.” You add.“You don’t.” Fie says. “Don’t get me wrong, I’m not forgetting about that, but don’t you dare go spending money on me like that when you’ve got expenses that take priority and your family to think of.” She adds pointedly. She softens a little. “Thanks for the thought though.”Well. That wasn’t the reaction you were expecting.>Start packing up. When the weather breaks, you’re heading for that roadhouse.>Stay put. You can make the most of the time until the rain passes tomorrow training.>OtherAlso:>Study your map.>Keep talking.>Train.>Go talk with Gareth.>Other
>>4963778>Start packing up. When the weather breaks, you’re heading for that roadhouse.
>>4963772I'll have to think on that one.
>>4963778We'll want to talk with Gareth before making a decision. Also maybe start balling our new pokemon. How many balls have we got?
>>49637905x poke balls1x ultra ball
>>4963778>Start packing up. When the weather breaks, you’re heading for that roadhouse.>>4963790Ok, balls assignment time.Do we want to catch 'em all? I'd like to keep a ball for a fletchling later on the road.So far, I'm confortable with taking with us Aron, Fennekin and Growlith (in that order).Vulpix not that much, would prefer the snow kind.Ruffet, prefer not. Dead weight until evolution, which should happen fairly late. Also,>Make the pokemons help with the packing
>>4963778>Start packing up. When the weather breaks, you’re heading for that roadhouse.We're catching some of the pokemon, right?
>>4963805>Dead weight until evolutionThat's not very nice.
>>4963805You're presently headed the wrong direction for a Fletchling. You'll be visiting Newport before you hit the upper part of Route 2 so you'll have the opportunity to restock before then.>>4963808That has been the consensus up until now, with the only real question being who.Right now, you've got a Growlithe, Vulpix, Aron and Fennekin all ready and eager to come with you.
>>4963809I might have bias against the terrorist that messed up my jacket and the arm inside it, I admit.Don't forget to vote for the one we'll bring around
>>4963811I'm just going to go out and say it, we should catch all 4. I'm not opposed to using a 5th on rufflet. Keep the ultra ball for any unexpected good finds.
>>4963780>>4963805>>4963808“Right.” You say. “I think we’d be best off trying to make some distance today. Even if we get caught in the rain, we should be close enough to make the roadhouse without much trouble.”“Alright.” Fie says, nodding. “I’ll go get my stuff out of your tent then.” She says, standing. “Hey, Cinder!” She calls.With that, she and her Blaziken head into your tent.A few moments later, Cinder leaves and heads out.That leaves you with some time on your hands.>Go tell Gareth you’re going to move.>Study your map while you wait.>Spend some more time with your pokemon and the wild ones.>Other
>>4963864>Spend some more time with your pokemon and the wild ones.Growlithe and Fenekin. Ask them if they want to come with us.When we don't need them/can't have them by our side we can have them be with our siblings.Also check their nature'sThinking Jolly for Growlithe and Bashful for Fenekin.
>>4963864>Go tell Gareth you’re going to move.Start packing stuff. We'll need to help Fie with the cleaning of her tubes too
Rolled 23 (1d100)Odd>>4963895Even>>4963908Update tomorrow. If there's any more votes between now and then, I'll go with those over this.
>>4963864>>Go tell Gareth you’re going to move.
on the subject of TMs, they could be Technical Manuals rather than Technical Machines, and only be used for weird moves like secret power or in cases where a pokemon has struggled to learn a move otherwise. change them from machines to being like, a booklet and video on common problems with teaching the move, the most important benchmarks and methods, and other general trainer-relevant things about the move. hm...thinking about this kind of makes me want to run a pokemon or pokemon-like quest where, like, the trainer's ability to train pokemon is well crunched out with stats for lots of different areas of expertise and styles. like, a trainer being better at teaching moves that involve short bursts of energy vs sustained effort. kind of food for thought>>4963864>Go tell Gareth you’re going to move.I can see the argument for checking in with the pokemon again but in the past day it's been most of Alex's effort. and even if Gareth is eventually going to go his own way separate from us, there's no reason to be distant.
>>4963864>Go tell Gareth you’re going to move.
>>4964197Manuals makes a lot of sense, so we'll go with that then.Update incoming.
>>4963908>>4964120>>4964197>>4964527You stand and go to where Gareth and his team are still training.“What can I do for you?” Gareth asks when he notices you coming up.“There’s a break in the weather that’s going to reach us around noon.” You explain. “We’re going to try and get to the roadhouse.”Gareth nods. “Good idea. I was kind of worried we were going to be stuck here until tomorrow.” He admits. “I’ll finish up here and get packed so we’re ready to go when that break gets here.” He assures.You nod.>Pack up your things.>See if any of the pokemon want to come with you.>Prepare an early lunch.>Other
>>4964782>See if any of the pokemon want to come with you.
>>4964782>>See if any of the pokemon want to come with you.
>>4964782>See if any of the pokemon want to come with you.Doggo and fox.
>>4964782>See if any of the pokemon want to come with you.Aron, Growlith, Fennekin
>>4964782>>See if any of the pokemon want to come with you.I have a preference for Growlithe, Vulpix, and Aron. Fennekin I could take or leave. Rufflet might be kind of interesting, since it has a bit more character than the others so far.
>>4964800>>4964824>>4964827>>4964904>>4964915>>4964924Okay. So. To confirm:>Growlithe>Fennekin>Aron>Vulpix>Rufflet.Vote for who you want. You can vote for more than one.
Okay, this is kind of a big decision and I think the fairest thing to do is leave the voting window open until tomorrow to give everyone a chance to vote.
>>4965052Agreeing, it's fair everybody got a voice on that. It's been discussed for a week without consensus anyway, so One more day won't hurt
Also:>All of themis a valid choice as well but it'll only get picked if it's the clear majority vote.
Hey QM, the Legends Arceus stuff has got me thinking but will you be making any regional specific forms for existing pokemon? Fakemon is a step further that I don't really expect, but forms might be a way to add a lot of flavor to your region. >>4964950GrowlitheAronVulpixRuffletGrowlithe is a great mount-in-future, Vulpix and Aron fill roles that I'd like to see more of in Alex's team. Rufflet is a pretty fun little bugger. At the moment Alex's team is seeming very offensively focused and aggressive, except for Syurm.
idk why we wouldn't pick all of them, desu. If we decide we don't need one of the pokemon, we can always put it into the PC.
>>4964950Ah fuck it. Let's catch all of them.
>>4964950Yeah, sure, changing my vote from >>4965059 to just going for all of them - I'm now thinking that if we're being advised to catch more than our team limit of six, we might as well keep our options open.
>>4965327>>4965337My point is pokeball ain't free and I feel morally badder to abandon pokemons in a PC in a rollplay campaign than a video game run
>>4965355Me too, but I also don't want to leave any behind. I'm sure they won't stay in there though.
>>4965186No, that's a bit outside my wheelhouse, I'm afraid.That game looks like the shit though, I've got to say.
>>4965599>That game looks like the shit though, I've got to say.Sadly, yeah
>>4965608*The* shit. I don't mind the aesthetics and most of the features are either straight off my childhood wishlist of features for a pokemon game or things I didn't know I needed.I can get why the aesthetics are take it or leave it though.
>>4965654>I can get why the aesthetics are take it or leave it though.It's not really my thing, but I hope it turns out well regardless, I think I'll buy anyway.
>>4965802We need to signal to Game Freak somehow that this is what they need to do for game design. Positive reinforcement works.
>>4965805Fair play. I will say that I'm really looking forward to the diamond/pearl remakes. That generation, and the one previous, have always been my favorite.
>>4965812No argument there.
>>4965813Do you think everybody voted ?
>>4965844I think there might be one or two people who haven't but at this stage, I think the majority have
>>4965848Time for writeup OP.Not really on board for getting vulpix and rufflet tho.Was rocking with the idea of rufflet stalking us like jigglypuff.We can send of vulpix to our sister as her starter I guess.
>>4965851Thank you. Update soon.
>>4964951>>4964956>>4964958>>4965186You’ve been turning the question of who to catch over in your head all morning.The only thing you’re really sure on is that you don’t really want to catch the little terrorist who shredded your jacket and the arm inside it.Vulpix, you’re not that sold on either, but you’re sure your sister will absolutely adore her.Growlithe, Aron and Fennekin meanwhile, are all pokemon that you’re dead-set on.When you reach the fire, your team are all awake, along with the wild ones and their guardians.Syurm is absent, but hasn’t gone very far:Cinder’s back and is digging Fie’s tent frame from out of the canopy and replacing it with several fresh poles constructed out of sticks with Syurm’s help. They really make a good team.“So, you all want to come with me?” You ask, kneeling down in front of the four you’ve been playing with all morning.They nod eagerly.You set out four balls on the ground, before looking to Vulpix and Ninetails.“I think you’d get along better with my sister.” You say, looking between them carefully.Ninetails sits and looks at you for a long moment before giving a nod, apparently mollified by this compromise. Vulpix looks a little disappointed, but not by much.(Part 1)
>>4965860(Part 2)You turn to Arcanine and Delphox.“You’re okay with this?” You ask.They both nod.“Alright.” You say, before you pick up each poke ball, one by one and tap each of the four standing in front of you.This is followed by a series of clicks as each ball locks and the last two, containing Fennekin and Vulpix, disappear to the PC, where your mum will be able to take them out and look after them properly.Once this is taken care of, you let Growlithe and Aron back out for the time being. Rufflet, just watches you from the sidelines, evidently not put out by your having ignored him.Arcanine, Ninetails and Delphox however, appear to consider your business as concluded as they wander off to their respective broods, leaving you with your team.>Go pack up.>Do some training.>Study your map.>OtherAlso: Nicknames. If you've got any, feel free to suggest them(I’ll post data on your new team members once I’ve written them up.)
I swear to christ, the next time there's a batch like that, I'm just going to do individual votes for all of them.It'll take longer, but it's not going to make me want to pull my hair out because I can't get a clear read on what people want to catch.
>>4965865About nicknames :Can we get a list of the gender and levels of our catches?
>>4965865>Go pack up.Don't have any nicknames in mind, myself.
>>4965865Fennekin should be called YlvisAron can be named Maiden (only work for female)No ideas or input for Growlith and Vulpix
>>4965883>Fennekin should be called Ylvispls no>Aron can be named MaidenI like this one.>>4965865Pack up. Time is of the essence, after all.
Right, here's their details:Aron\Lvl 9Sex: MaleNature: JollyAbility: Rock HeadMoves:TackleHardenMetal ClawRock TombGrowlithe\Lvl 10Sex: MaleNature: JollyAbility: Flash FireMoves:BiteHowlEmberLeerRoarFennekin\Lvl 8Sex: FemaleNature: CarefulAbility: MagicianMoves: ScratchTail WhipEmber
>>4965865>>Go pack up.Magician is really good
>>4965894YO that Aron is full on offense.How about calling him Metal-head.Growlithe... How about "Hotwheel" and then ask Fie for a better alternative.Voting Mahoka for Fenekin.
>>4965865>>Go pack up.And we better be fast.
So, Nickname suggestions from QM:Aron:TitanFerrisAegisGrowlithe:Literally any wolf or dog from mythology. Or Apollo.Fennekin:Tamamo. Or Kit. Depends how weeby people want to be.
>>4965881>>4965892>>4965902>>4965939Nicknames, nicknames, nicknames…You’ll have to think of some later.For now, you’ve got a tent to pack.Fie has packed her stuff and is busy cleaning the poles of her tent while Cinder and Syurm finish shoring up the shelter with the new poles they’ve made, so dismantling your tent and repacking doesn’t take very long.Once you’re done, a glance outside reveals the rain hasn’t let up yet and a look at your watch shows you’ve got about an hour to kill.Not enough time to get any meaningful training done, but sitting around waiting for the weather isn’t very productive.At the same time, you’re going to want to hurry and you don’t want to be absolutely buggered tomorrow when the weather actually breaks.>Get to know Growlithe and Aron a bit more.>Study your map.>Set out early and damn the rain.>Other.
>>4965953>OtherLet our pokemon out and Meditate with them for a while.Try practicing sensing them and recognizing their auras. Set alarm beforehand to pull us out of our meditation when we need to go.
>>4965953>Other>Help Fie with the cleaning
>>4965953>Get to know Growlithe and Aron a bit more.
>>4966018SupportingMissed a few updates but I'm glad we got the Aron on board.
>>4965953>Help everyone else finish up in the meantime
>>4966018>>4966482>>4966913You decide to help Fie clean up.As it turns out, there’s not much to do. Just the big, cast-iron pot.Which you’re suddenly very grateful Aron wasn’t hungry. That thing is expensive.“Thanks.” Fie says. “How’s the arm?”“Alright. I’ll get it checked out when we get to the roadhouse.” You say.“Good idea.” Fie agrees.Looking over, you see that Gareth is already packed and waiting.Well. That was something, at least.>Talk with Fie>Talk with Gareth>Study your map>Get to know Aron and Growlithe.>Other
>>4966959>Get to know Aron and Growlithe.
>>4966959>Get to know Aron and Growlithe
>>4966965>>4966977>>4966983>>4967078You’ve still got some time to kill.The best use of it, you decide, is getting to know Aron and Growlithe better.You also need to think of nicknames for them.For the time being however, you release them and almost immediately, you’re being affectionately mobbed, before the two start play fighting and running around in a carefree game of tag.You get the impression they’re going to be the best of friends, since they seem to have the same Jolly attitude.They both also seem to be just a hair stronger than everyone else on your team barring Kay O-o.You play for a while longer until Gareth goes to check outside, then gives you a thumbs up.“The rain’s stopped. Let’s get going.” He says, retrieving his gear.And with that, you set off.>Try and cover as much ground as you can before the rain returns.>You just need to make the roadhouse.>Play it safe and try and find another camp site.>OtherAlso:>Get a picture of Syurm’s pavilion>Just go
>>4967096>>Get a picture of Syurm’s pavilion>>You just need to make the roadhouse.Let's make it to the roadhouse as fast as possible
In general, for names, IMO they should be short and unambiguous (no verbs, nothing that sounds almost like a move name, etc.), so that the trainer can call them out quickly and without confusion. Additionally, Alex has sort of tended to slightly silly or cute names, so I think I'd like to stick to that. For Aron:Rock Head and Jolly suggest that this pokemon is gonna charge ahead and whack stuff. Cutesy names:RonronDotsRustyAgletCopperTough names:IronsideStarkDaggerGrowlithe:This Growlithe is going places. Jolly is pure gas for Arcanine. Cuter names:Any dog names (please no)SunnyHotdogFast names:BlitzenCharSirocco, or Gibli, or Samoon. Hot winds in various geographic localesI'd also be fine with Apollo. Fennekin:Bit of a shame she has a Nature that prevents her from being quite as effective of a sweeper as she could be. But Magician has always been an ability that interested me, and together with Careful suggests that she's rather tricky - even without taking the Vulpix Alex has gotten a disruptive Fire type fox, though probably more along the lines of a weird debuffer than a status-inflicter. Maybe it'll work out...I'm a bit skeptical. Cute names:Fennel, or other plant names, given that this line picks up a stick at some point.NibblesKit would be alright.Magic names:HecatePythia (Delphox's name being a reference to the Oracle of Delphi)Vesta>>4967096>>You just need to make the roadhouse.>Get a picture of Syurm’s pavilion
>>4967129For me the names should be>Maiden for the Aron (Iron Maiden)>Blitz for the Growlithe>Sophia for delphox (one of the pythia was named sophia, which is actually a name linked to wisdow)
>>4967129>GrowlitheYugo (just means south wind in Slavic +the meme shit bucket cars everyone drove at some point)>AronRonron seems fine and also sounds like run a good punn for a jolly pokemon.>FenekinValpurga if you want to go full witch, otherwise Yaga or Olga are fine too.
>>4967096>Get a picture of Syurm’s pavilion>You just need to make the roadhouse.
>>4967096>You just need to make the roadhouse.Stick to the road.>Take a photo of the pavilion
>>4967096>>You just need to make the roadhouse.>>Get a picture of Syurm’s pavilion
Another bit about Pythia is that it can get shortened to Pithy for something shorter and cuter. >>4967151>>4967427I like Yaga. Olga/Sophia are a bit too common as human names though and it might get a...little sketch with an already humanoid pokemon IMO.
>>4967113>>4967129>>4967428>>4967429>>4967438You get back to the road without incident this time. Partially because all the nearby pokemon are mostly taking shelter and partly because Fie and Cinder are leading this time.When you get to the road and turn back to your campsite, you have to stare for a good, solid minute.You release Syurm so she can see what she’s created:The pavilion she’s woven is a huge cone of iridescent silk, sitting atop the rocks and making its way to the ground. It’s also showing no sign of damage from the rain and wind, which is a testament to its sturdy construction.At this distance, it looks like an art piece and you wholeheartedly agree with Fie’s wish to get a picture.Once you have, you return Syurm to her ball, as she’s starting to shiver, then set off.The road is wet, but it hasn’t turned completely to mud and you make good time.The wind is still chill though and after about half an hour, you’re really feeling it. To the point where Cinder hangs back to walk beside you, although you can’t tell if it’s because Fie asked her to or because she noticed you’re struggling.You don’t meet anyone or anything on the road and the sky clears somewhat as you walk, but there’re still stark black clouds off to the west, threatening more rain soon.You’ve still got a while to go though.>Pick up the pace.>Go slow, be careful.>Find somewhere to camp, holy fuck you did not think this through.>Other
>>4967898>Pick up the pace.
>>4967898>other>>mention the weather to your party. Ask them what they think the best course of action is.
>>4967898>>Pick up the pace.
>>4967980>>>mention the weather to your party. Ask them what they think the best course of action is.>>4967898>>Go slow, be careful.
>>4967898>Pick up the pace.Better get to that roadhouse soon.
>>4967900>>4967986>>4968093>>4968250>>4968545>>4968563“C’mon. Let’s just go.” You say. “Before the rain comes again.”Looking out over the paddocks and bushland to the west, you've still got time before the rain reaches you, but you've also got about five hours between you and the roadhouse.“You should’ve packed a coat.” Fie notes.“I should’ve.” You agree as you all pick up the pace.>Roll 2D100
Rolled 97, 87 = 184 (2d100)>>4968589
Rolled 97, 40 = 137 (2d100)>>4968589Rolling
Rolled 65, 37 = 102 (2d100)>>4968589
>>4968634>>4968641>>4968589I sure hope rolling high is a good thing right now
>>4968634>>4968641>>4968664The track is actually really, really well kept. It looks like it was recently resurfaced, because you make exceptional time.By the time the rain reaches you, the sun is starting to set, giving you a spectacular view out to the west through the last gaps in the cloud and out to your east where things are spotty.As you look, you see a shimmer, a flash of red and white that might just have been a cloud, then the gorgeous sunset again.“At least the view is nice.” Fie observes as you all keep the pace you’ve been maintaining basically all afternoon.You’re glad you’ll have a half day of rain tomorrow before things clear for good. You’re going to need some of that for how sore you’re going to be. At least the last two days have let you wear your boots in.(Part 1)
>>4968689(Part 2)You reach the lonely building on the track just as the rain starts pouring again, making it hard to think with the percussive din on the tin roof of the front porch.The center is about three times bigger than the one in Greenshoot town and two stories. Accommodation and facilities for days like today, from what your mother told you. There’s actually a rotation on who mans the roadhouses so nobody gets stuck in the middle of nowhere for too long.Contraire to your expectations, it’s actually fairly lively inside. There’s nearly a dozen trainers of different ages in the main foyer and you can here chatter from what you assume is a mess hall off to the left, while there’s a laundry and showers off to the left, opposite a small shopping kiosk that has basic supplies available.>Go straight to the counter. Ask about rooms.>Go call home. Let your mum know about Vulpix and Fennekin.>Get your arm checked out and your team looked at.>Go shower and dry your clothes before anything else.>Other(Finding this Gif was a pain in the butt. It is also why this update took so long. There are *fuck all* images of this damned scene to be found.)
>>4968710>>Go straight to the counter. Ask about rooms.Then>Go shower and dry your clothesThen >Get your arm checked out and your team looked at.Easier to get medical treatment on someone cleanFinally>Go call home. Let your mum know about Vulpix and Fennekin.
>>4968689What you think you saw.A double crit deserves *something*.
>>4968710>Go straight to the counter. Ask about rooms.
>>4968710>Get your arm checked out and your team looked at.Priorities.Then rooms and showers.
>>4968718Hey maybe we'll see it again later in the adventure
>>4968731Maybe, maybe.If you roll like that again when you're out looking, maybe sooner than you think.
>>4968718>LatiasJet dragon.Guess we got lucky we didn't meet up front or it could have been nasty.
>>4968710>Get your arm checked out and your team looked at.
>>4968710>Go shower and dry your clothes before anything elseLet's get clean and fresh.
>>4968714>>4968729>>4968839>>4969110You head up to the counter.“How far did you three run?” The nurse asks, looking the three of you over. “You look awful.”“About four… five hours?” Fie said, frowning. “Since lunch, anyway.”“Goodness.” The nurse says. “I’ll look over your teams, but there’s a bit of a wait.” She said. “And we’re a little tight on space. Are you alright sharing a room?” She asked.“That’s fine.” Fie assures before Gareth can reply. “Also, my friend here got attacked by a Rufflet last night.” She says, gesturing to you. “I stitched him up as best as I could, but could you have a look?”You roll up your sleeve helpfully.“I’ll do that once you three have washed up and gotten changed into dry clothes.” She assures.“Thank you.” You reply as all three of you pile your poke balls into the provided trays.“It’s what we’re here for.” The nurse replies, handing over a room key to Fie.(Part 1)
>>4969514Past the laundry is the showers and locker rooms.You all put your clothes in the drier and go wash up.It’s a relief, after four days walking, to have a hot shower. You hadn’t noticed exactly how bad you were all starting to smell until now.You wash quickly. There’s a time restriction right now with the roadhouse being as full as it is.Once you’re done washing and drying up, you’ve got to wait for another ten minutes before your clothes have finished drying.Once you’re all dressed, Fie heads upstairs to put all your things away, while Gareth goes to save you all a seat in the mess hall.This leaves you to go back up to the counter.“Right. Come out back and let’s see the damage.” The nurse says.(Part 2)
Mysterious.Also, glad we got the classic 'early moment sighting'! Good luck from that, I hope.
>>4969529Should we input something? Or waiting for more exposition?>Go back to the nurse and get arm fixed>Call home
>>4969777If you want to add some input, go ahead. I'll see if I can make it work.I feel like absolute shit right now, so I'll update tomorrow if I'm feeling better.
>>4969777Agree.Fix arm up and call home. Report to our parents and entrust our siblings with keeping them in check.If I remember correctly Team Rocket did do well when they were running food stalls so the previous idea with Tauros & Miltank should be viable.
>>4969815Get well soon QM
>>4969529You follow the nurse out back and take a seat on a stool.After retrieving some equipment, she unwraps your arm and peels away the dressing.You wince. That Rufflet really made a mess.“Your friend did a good job.” The nurse admits as she cleans the stitches with something that you’re ninety percent sure is composed of liquid fire. “These are going to scar, but they’re not going to be as bad as they could be.” The nurse informs you. “Change the dressing once a day and keep the sutures clean. Give it about a week and they can come out.” She adds as she applies another dressing.“Thank you.” You reply.The nurse nods.“It’s what I’m here for.”>Go get something to eat.>Go call home.>Change your party around.>Other.
>>4970842>Go call home.Maybe leave out the part where we got our arm torn up.
>>4970842>Go call home.
>>4970842>Go call home
>>4970853>>4970903>>4971005Thus reassured that your arm isn’t going to be an issue, you go over to the vid phones and call home.It hasn’t rung more than twice before your mother answers it.“Alex. I wasn’t expecting to see you so soon.” She says. “How’re things going? You didn’t get caught out by the rain last night, did you?”>Tell her everything that’s happened.>Tell her everything but downplay your arm.>Ask if she’ll look after your team when they’re not with you.>Ask how your dad is doing.>Other
>>4971065>Tell her everything but downplay your arm.>Ask how your dad is doing
>>4971065>Tell her everything but downplay your arm.>>Ask if she’ll look after your team when they’re not with you.>>Ask how your dad is doing.Remind her you have an idea how he can make money safely by raising Miltank/Tauros so you will send some over when you catch them so dad doesn't do anything silly.
>>4971088This is good.
>>4971088>>4971387>>4971962>>4972036“No, I didn’t get caught in the rain...” You reply, before explaining the events of the previous two days. “...So, yeah. We got rained on a little before we made it here, but nothing serious.” You finish. “How’re things at home? Dad’s not wasting money on any terribly thought-out schemes, is he?”“No, your sister has been keeping him in check.” Your mother replies. “Though, he is looking for something to fill his time.”“I had an idea about that.” You reply. “How about I try catching a Miltank. And maybe a Tauros.”“Selling milk? That would be something for him to do.” Your mother admits. “Well, take care now. Is there anything we can do for you back here?”>Actually, could you, or well could you ask Dad, to look after the pokemon I don’t have with me?>Could you put Chloe on? I got something for her. (Ask her to get Vulpix out of the PC)>Nope, that’s it.>Other
>>4972115>Actually, could you, or well could you ask Dad, to look after the pokemon I don’t have with me?>>Could you put Chloe on? I got something for her. (Ask her to get Vulpix out of the PC)
>>4972115>Actually, could you, or well could you ask Dad, to look after the pokemon I don’t have with me?>Could you put Chloe on? I got something for her. (Ask her to get Vulpix out of the PC)
>>4972127>>4972132>>4972155“Could you ask dad to look after my team so they’re not just stuck in storage?” You ask.“I’m sure he’d love to.” Mum replies.“And could you get Vulpix out now and put Chloe on?” You ask.Your mother smiles.“That’s very sweet of you, thinking of your little sister like that.” She says, before going off, calling for Chloe off screen.(Part 1)
>>4972173(Part 2)You’re left staring at the empty chair your mother just vacated for a moment before Chloe takes her place.“Hey, what’s up?” She asks.“Just figured I’d check how things are going now you’ve got to manage everything.” You say as you notice your mother return holding Vulpix behind Chloe.“Arceus, I don’t know how you didn’t go on a journey sooner.” She replies, shaking her head. “Dad’s got a lot of talents, but not thinking things through has got to be the biggest.”“It is exhausting.” You agree. “So, I thought you could use some company.” You nod over her shoulder.Chloe turns to your mother then stares dumbly for a moment.“Bro…” She says, sounding about as floored as she looks.You grin.“Take care of her and she’ll take care of you.” You say. “Mind Mike though.” You advise.“Him? Not my problem. Stomped out of town shortly after you did.” Chloe replies offhandedly as she takes Vulpix off your mother and hugs her close before letting her settle on her lap. You chat for a while longer, before the phone gives you an advisory that you’re getting close to having to pay it for more time rather than it being free.“Alright, see you.” Chloe says with a wave.“See you.” You reply.The feed cuts and you’re left looking at a blank screen.The news that Mike has left town is surprising. You guess Fie pissed him off so much that he decided to make himself your problem further down the line.The only question is whether he’s going to Newport first like you or headed north, up to Silveridge.>Go find Fie and Gareth.>Go stock up on provisions at the kiosk.>Chow first above all else.>Other.
>>4972255>Chow first above all else.
>>4972255>>Go stock up on provisions at the kiosk.>Stock up some pokeballs too
>>4972255>>Go stock up on provisions at the kiosk.Buy a rain poncho, 10 pokeballs (to grab that extra premium ball) and some pokemon food.
>>4972699+1And after that.>Go find Fie and Gareth.
>>4972255>Go stock up on provisions at the kiosk.I'll wait to see what's actually there before making a list, but the one listed above is a good start if it's possible.
>>4972607>>4972699>>4972705>>4972797Kiosk has pokeballs, potions, antidotes, para heals and burn heals. Also preserved food and basic repair and restock provisions.This is going to go the same for most kiosks in roadhouses, for anyone taking notes.
>>4973499Shopping time so
>>4973499Well, we do need some pokeballs, and could probably do with some more food. Potions are also a good idea.
>>4973521>>4973567You go to the kiosk in the corner and after a short browse, you buy a round ten poke balls, receive them along with the free Premier Ball and then buy a few extra potions and some dried food.After this, you check your balance. There’s still plenty there, but you’re probably going to have to win a few battles before you can buy everything on your shopping list though.>Go get some food.>Go find Fie and Gareth.>Other
>>4974542>Go find Fie and Gareth.
>>4974542>>Go find Fie and Gareth.
>>4974546>>4974650With your supplies replenished, you finally head to the mess hall.There's probably another two dozen trainers in here, either eating, talking or taking advantage of the indoor recreation area on the far side.Fie and Gareth are busy eating with their teams on a table close to the door. They wave to ensure you see them.>Go join them.>Food first.
>>4974850>Go join them.I don't know why I'm putting off getting food as long as possible but now I'm committed to it
>>4974850>Food first.Let's grab something to eat first so we can join them in their feasting.
>>4974850>>Go join them.
Rolled 44 (1d100)Join>>4974916>>4975236Food>>4975166>>4975182
>>4975669(Should have been Odd and Even, but whatever.)You wave back before joining the line at the buffet.You’ve been eating well, but you’re starving after this afternoon.After you do rejoin Fie and Gareth, nobody speaks for several minutes while you all just focus on eating.Fie finishes first.You don’t know how much she had, but Gareth is looking at her with something like incredulity and defensiveness over his own plate.“How is your arm?” She asks, turning to you.“The nurse said the stitches are fine. Just need to keep changing the dressing and keep it clean.” You reply.Fie nods.“Good to know.” She says.The food is actually surprisingly good.Your mother doesn’t do the cooking at the pokemon center. That job is handled by a roster of volunteers from the town and the quality varies from really good, to okay, to ‘burned to a crisp’ depending on who is rostered on.You suppose out at these places, the nurse has to handle basically everything, which makes the food quality even more of a surprise.When you’re all finished, you return your plates and sit back down to digest for a while.>Draw up a shopping list of everything you need to buy or replace in Newport.>Study your map.>Discuss travel plans with Fie and Gareth.>Just talk.>Other
>>4975805>Discuss travel plans with Fie and Gareth.
>>4975805>>Discuss travel plans with Fie and Gareth.>>Just talk.
>>4975821>>4975826>>4975947Refereences>>4954888>>4963741"So Gareth. You never actucally said what your travel plans are." You say after a comfortable pause."Me?" Gareth asks, then shrugs. "Pretty straight forward. Your path is probably going to run fairly close to mine." He says. "I've got to visit the four caves in the order their names suggest, before journeying to Guardian cave." He explains. "Although, I'd like to visit the shrines at the lakes and major mountains as well." He adds."So, you mean you'll be visiting Genesis, Prover's and Challenger's caves as well." Fie clarified."That's right." Gareth confirms.You've got to admit, this does fit pretty neatly with your plans as far as Saltcoast City.Afterwards though, is another matter entirely."If you're curious if I'm up for another lap or so of Arnet, Alex, I'm all for it, I've just got to chase up some stuff." Fie says. "That's going to mean an extended leave of absence, which I'm not quite sure if I qualify for just yet." She adds. "We're good as far as Saltcoast though." She assures."Just checking." You assure."Organising is important." Gareth agrees. "But life isn't always so cooperative."You nod."Got a shopping list together for when we reach Newport?" Fie asks.>Yep.>Yes, but I'm open to suggestions.>I'm going to prioritise the Technique Manual for Secret Power.>Erm, no. Been a bit busy>Other
>>4975977>>Yes, but I'm open to suggestions.
>>4975977>>I'm going to prioritise the Technique Manual for Secret Power.It just seems like a thing Alex would be really into. Absolutely perfect for his hobbies.
>>4975977>>Yes, but I'm open to suggestions.>>I'm going to prioritise the Technique Manual for Secret Power.
>>4975977>Yes, but I'm open to suggestions.>>I'm going to prioritise the Technique Manual for Secret Power.That move could be a lifesaver out in the open.
>>4975977(OP can we try using our aura to imitate moves? If so learning secret power ourselves could be cool)
>>4975977>Yes, but I'm open to suggestions.>I'm going to prioritise the Technique Manual for Secret Power.Field moves are OP in true open-world settings
>>4975977>Yes, but I'm open to suggestions.>I'm going to prioritize the Technique Manual for Secret Power.Secret bases are cool. And useful, but that's secondary.
>>4976234Certain moves, yes.
>>4976032>>4976116>>4976132>>4976156>>4976233>>4976238>>4976310“A few things.” You confirm, tapping out the list you’ve been toying with, along with a Technical Manual for Secret Power underlined at the top of the list. “Above everything though, that Technical Manual.” You say, showing the two the list.“That’s not a bad idea.” Gareth admits.“That’s going to be expensive.” Fie warns.“I know, but it could be a real lifesaver.” You reply. “Anything else you think might be useful?”“That’s true.” Fie concedes, then looks thoughtful. “A camper’s shower.” She says at last. “I don’t know about you two, but after three days on the road, I kind of needed one.”“Yeah, that’s a good point.” Gareth concedes. “Maybe we should all put in for that. And one of those cubicle tents as well.” He adds.>Good point.>Yeah, that’s definitely something you all ought to put in for.>Eh, you can make do.>You're not exactly made of money. Those things are expensive.>Suggest something else.>Other
>>4976999>>Yeah, that’s definitely something you all ought to put in for.
>>4976999>Yeah, that’s definitely something you all ought to put in for.If everyone contributes, I'm sure it won't be so bad.
>>4976999>>Yeah, that’s definitely something you all ought to put in for.it's an investment towards making this trip livable. may as well get it early on.
>>4976999>Yeah, that’s definitely something you all ought to put in for.
>>4977025>>4977064>>4977173>>4977174>>4977469>>4977814"I think you might be right." You agree. "They're kind of pricey if I recall, but we should be able to afford it if we all put in.""Right. That settles that then." Gareth says, evidently satisfied.>Just talk.>Study your map.>Ask Fie how she thinks you're doing.>Other
>>4978002>>Ask Fie how she thinks you're doing.What should be next step? A couple more fight on the way?
>>4978002>>Study your map.seems an appropriate time, since Gareth just mentioned other shrines. I'm curious!
>>4978002>Ask Fie how she thinks you're doing.
>>4978116>>4978261You’re quiet for a while, as you try to think about how to proceed with your team and training.“Penny for your thoughts?” Fie asks.“Just trying to think on how to train my team. You reply. “And if I ought to get any more pokemon.”Fie nods.“That’s fair. You want my advice?” She asks.Considering her profession, you’re sure she could give you a lot. The fact she’s giving you the choice of it is kind of reassuring though.“Sure.” You reply. You’re not so proud as to ignore advice from a pro.“Okay, so you’re not ready to face Ethan.” Fie says frankly. “You’re getting there, but you’re going to need more training and practice.” She adds. “When we get to Newport, take a day or two and teach your team some basic moves. Maybe get a battle or two in on the way there.” She pauses, apparently marshalling her thoughts.“More long-term, you’re going to want at least one Water-type and one Fighting-type sooner rather than later and a Flying-type. The former two because you’re going to be finding a lot of Rock and Fire-types on your journey. Water-types are also just good to have around camp.” She adds. “As to a Flying-type… they’re invaluable. If you get in trouble, they can carry messages to rescuers and guide them to you.”She ticks this item off on her fingers, before moving on again, ticking a third finger.“And lastly, you’re going to want to catch some more pokemon so your team has some depth, so you can give your pokemon some rest occasionally and in case any of them are injured, you’re going to have another that can cover their role.” She said. “That help?”That’s actually a lot to digest, but it all sounds like good advice.“Yeah, that’s really helpful.” You agree.>Change the subject.>Study your map.>Give nicknames to your as-yet-unnamed pokemon.>Other
>>4978297>>Give nicknames to your as-yet-unnamed pokemon.Ask them to vote with you on the names.
>>4978297>Give nicknames to your as-yet-unnamed pokemon.I'm personally awful with nicknames but other anons seemed eager earlier
>>4978362>>4978694Okay. Here's the full list of nickname candidates. We will be voting on them one at a time, starting with Aron:Aron:RonronDotsRustyAgletCopperMaidenFerrisAegisIronsideStarkDaggerTitanGrowlithe:SunnyHotdogSiroccoGibliSamoonBlitzYugoApolloFennekin:FennelSageRosemaryThymeNibblesKitHecatePythia VestaSophiaLetoAthenaFreyaTammyValpurgaYaga
>>4978861Oh good, I don't have to think of any names after all.>Ferris
>>4978861>IronsideAnything else is inferior.
>>4979139Anything not Maiden is inferior.I mean, Aggron Maiden. Come on, /thread.
Going to let this run through to the twelve-hour mark. If there's not a clear majority by then, all names with a vote will go on a short-list and there'll be a vote on them.
>>4979160There won't be clear majority on this. I think it's best we roll to not go on namelock for the weak.
Rolled 2 (1d4)>>4978897>>4979014>>4979052>>4979139In that case...1 Ferris2 Rusty3 Maiden4 Ironside
Next up, Growlithe.
>>4979181Blitz, this is the absolute best one.
>>4979183>>4979225>>4979245Okay, this one seems pretty unanimous. Blitz it is.Last of all, Fennekin.
>>4979251Sohpia, although I can live with Yaga
>>4979251I wanna say Nibbles, but it's not going to fit with it's evolutions.I'll go for Sophia instead.
>>4978861I like Kit
Rolled 3 (1d4)Odd>>4979256>>4979261Even>>4979266>>4979268
>>4979916Sage it is so.Prettty happy we solved that in less than a day.
>>4979999You and me both. Update incoming.
>>4979916After a moment’s thought, you take out your pokedex and tab through to your registered pokemon, before pulling up the profiles for Aron, Fennekin and Growlithe and one after the other, after some thought, you register nicknames for all of them.You’ve been thinking on this subject all afternoon.Aron, you call Rusty, following the logic a lot of people you’ve met tend to follow for nicknames. Namely, a healthy dose of irony and stating the exact opposite.You’re pretty sure Aron and its evolutions can’t rust and even if they could, it’d probably be a serious health issue for them.Either way, it sounds good.Growlithe meanwhile, you decided pretty early you were going to call Blitz. You could’ve gone the same route as with Aron and called him Blue, but you know damn well how fast Arcanine can run. It just feels fitting.And finally, after some thought for Fennekin, you decide on Sage.You almost go with Sophia, but that’d be kind of weird, so Sage it is. The fact that there’s a lot of connotations for wisdom, exorcism and burning attached to the herb is just a nice bonus.Of course, you’re going to have to get the three of them used to their new nicknames, but if Volta, Fluffy and Syurm are any indication, that won’t be a problem.That taken care of, you navigate back to the main menu.>Study your map.>Look at moves you can teach your pokemon relatively easily.>Talk with Fie and Gareth more.>Other
>>4980066>Look at moves you can teach your Pokemon relatively easily
>>4980066>>Look at moves you can teach your pokemon relatively easily.We'll need fighting move for Kay O o
>>4980072>>4980077You think on what Fie said about training, then you navigate to a trainer's resource on moves and start comparing move lists and short demonstration videos.To your surprise, there's actually some overlap in your team with regards to who can learn what.Blitz and Sage can learn Flame Charge, for one thing, though Blitz you'd normally need a Technique Manual. You might be able to do it with Fie's help though. Hell, she might even have that TM.Fluffy and Volta can learn Quick Attack, though in Volta's case, it'd take a bit of effort.Rusty can learn Rock Smash, which will probably come in handy, even outside of battling.He can also learn Roar, along with Kay O-o, though it appears you're going to need to evolve him before he gains access to a wider move pool.Syurm, you're alread dead-set on teaching Secret Power, but she should also be able to pick up Bug Bite with relative ease.Beyond that, there're a few moves each everyone should be able to pick up with a bit of practice.>Study your map.>Ask Fie if she could help you with teaching moves when you reach Newport. Explain your idea.>Turn in. It's been a long day. You can even have a bit of a lay in tomorrow.>Other
>>4980269>>Turn in. It's been a long day. You can even have a bit of a lay in tomorrow.Priority for me would be Rock smash on Rusty.Quick attack on fluffy and volta
oh no I missed the name votesoh but you all picked some of my favorite names. nice! I'm glad.>>4980269>>Turn in. It's been a long day. You can even have a bit of a lay in tomorrow.Alex has been running around and although he's a fit young guy looking for those new experiences, he's still doing a lot of new things every day. he must be tired
>>4980269>>Turn in. It's been a long day. You can even have a bit of a lay in tomorrow.Rest.Maybe challenge a few of the other newbies at the rest-house.
>>4980269>Turn in. It's been a long day. You can even have a bit of a lay in tomorrow.I almost forgot we ran for like half of today and was in the rain for some of it - yeah, best to rest up.
>>4980282>>4980361>>4980374>>4980435You yawn.Wow, you're tired. Not that that should really be a surprise. You've been pretty non-stop the last few days.Pretty shortly, Fie and Gareth are yawning as well."'S like that." Fie mumbles. "Still got a way t' go tomorrow. Let's go sleep."Gareth nods sleepy agreement.The three of you amble out of the mess hall and up the stairs to the second level. After some searching, you find your room and wait outside for Fie to change before you and Gareth both change before climbing into one of the bunks.No sooner than you've settled, you're out like a light. No dreams this time, just the oblivion reserved for the exhausted.>Wake up early.>Sleep in.>Wake up late.>Other
>>4980900>>Wake up early.wonder what scene Alex shall wake up to
>>4980900>Wake up early.
>>4980900>Wake up early
>>4980900>>Wake up early.Gotta get some fights and breakfast in.Also some exercise.Since our arm is injured lets stick to squats and lateral ladder for our selves.Have our Blitz, Volta and Sage practice lateral ladder with us.The rest of the crew can jump rope.Also... Isn´t nurse Joy here technically our aunt?
>>4980900>Sleep in.I'm assuming this is just waking up at our normal time, seeing as waking up late is another option.
Rolled 4 (1d4)Odd>>4980941>>4980953>>4981111>>4981186Even>>4980988>>4981028>>4981134>>4981157
>>4981226Get up early for gainz
You sleep soundly and deeply and wake up alert and refreshed in the morning.When you check your pokedex, to your find that it's seven in the morning. More or less right on time for your regular wake up.You can hear Gareth snoring above you.Man. You must've been exhausted to sleep through that.Looking to the other side of the room, you see Fie is bundled up in her blankets and likewise, sleeping soundly, though one of her feet is hanging out the side of the bed.>Get up as quietly as you can and go get ready for the day.>Poke Fie's foot.>Lay in for a bit. Study your map.>Other
>>4981235>>Get up as quietly as you can and go get ready for the day.Leave Fie be.We don´t want to cause a scene early in the morning.Get up, dress up, head out to exercise with our pokemon and eat some breakfast.Maybe socialize with the other trainers.
>>4981235>>Get up as quietly as you can and go get ready for the day.Just to be clear, can we review our team before leaving? We are limiting to bring around 6 of them, right? It should beFluffyVoltaSyurmKay O oRustyBlitz or SageHave we decided which one to bring around?
>>4981312This was decided by catch-order. Yes, you're limited by catch-order.So, you presently have:FluffySyurmVoltaKay O-oBlitzRustySage is presently at home. If you do want to swap someone, now would be the time.As an unrelated aside:Meowth.I've not actually come up with a good idea for him.Just so normalised for Alex he doesn't really register as strange or went his own way?
>>4981331*You're limited to six.Ignore me, I clearly cannot brain.
>>4981331>Meowth.>I've not actually come up with a good idea for him.>Just so normalised for Alex he doesn't really register as strange or went his own way?Maybe he found a mate in the wild and only occasionally visits.
>>4981331Also OP i wanted to ask are you going to do your own regional variants of pokemon (i.e. pokemon with different typing, stats and movesets) because i have a few ideas/forms to share.
>>4981354Nope. That's a bit outside my talents. I've got some ideas, but Fakemon aren't really my thing.
>>4981357Yeah i had a handful to suggest but better not.(some pokemon really would benefit tho)
>>4981331Petition to bring Sage instead of Blitz?
>>4981361Nah. I think we swap later.For now train our good boi.
>>4981360I'm just waiting for a game in Game Freeak's take on poke-Australia.Forget the poison types:Fighting\Dark Doduo.Fighting Kangaskhan.Talonflame and Starraptor fucking everywhere.True fear in this country isn't the snakes or the spiders or crocodiles.It's the birds. And buck kangaroos.
>>4981331Not to be depressing but how long would you say a Meowth lives for? Maybe there's just a little Meowth statue in the living room that we catch our parents look at fondly every so often.
>>4981369Hell if I know. Real domestic cats can live for twenty years though.And characters aging in pokemon is fucky as hell.
>>4981363Don´t forget the magpies... Guess Corviknight would get a full offensive version instead of being a Skarmory clone.Then there´s Pokemon Africa... Oddly enough we already have most of its biome from Unova.Was Unova actually South Africa all along?Anyway the ideas i had were:>Ground type Luxray (warm earth tones instead of blue and white spots instead of yellow) with Flash Fire, Intimidate and Technician (-SpA +Speed) with mainly Ground type move-set with some fire type moves here and there.>Water/Ground Camerupt with Water Absorb, Water Veil and Contrary>Meowth regional - Electric (bright yellow hariy house cat) with Static, Fluffy and Galvanize -> into Purrbolt (imagine Persian with Raikou aesthetics) with Volt Absorb, Huge Power and Galvanize>Dingo themed Poochyena/Mightyena>Water/Dragon Kommo-o and Water/Dark Krookodile>Rock type Gogoat>Poison/Dark Malamar with Water Absorb, Poison touch and Contrary>Ground /Steel type Helioptile with both Water absorb, Flash fire and Iron Spikes (reworked as a medium bulk, physical attacker)>Fire/Ghost Trevenant>Dark type Tasmanian Devil themed Yungoos>Fightin and Poison variants for OricorioEtc.>>4981372Depends on the breed but generally between 15 to 30 years.Guess Meowth would be grandpa aged or he´s haunting our parents as a Ghastly now.
>>4981369Persian cats live up to 20 years so he should still be around albeit acting like a grandpa.Burmese cats (that match Meowth the most in looks) are the most long lived at around 30 years average.
>>4981381Got to say, this all does sound pretty dope.And honestly, Grandpa Meowth sounds good to me.
>>4981363>>4981381RIP pokeaus ;-;7
>>4981426Fingers crossed for Gen 9.
>>4981426I expect Gamefreak to fuck up as usual.Either the designs are wonky because they are trying to get rid of the old audience or they gimp the cool ones intentionally.The Talonflame Nerf for example was pretty bad.Could have just reworded Galewings only working above 50% Hp.Maybe if they improved on the old shitty abilities instead we´d get somewhere.>>4981430It´s already 9... I feel old.
>>4981235>Poke Fie's feet
Anyway, update shortly.
>>4981236>>4981312First though, give me some rolls.
Rolled 50 (1d100)>>4981446Let's go!
Rolled 58 (1d100)>>4981446
Rolled 75 (1d100)>>4981446>>4981460>>4981463lol and the deciding roll goes to me i guess.
Rolled 59 (1d100)>>4981446
>>4981460>>4981463>>4981469You slip out of bed and quickly throw your clothes on, then head downstairs.You're actually one of the first people up and the nurse has just finished putting out the food when you walk into the mess hall.After a light breakfast, you get your team back and feed them as well, then head outside.It's not raining right this minute, but by the forecast, the weather isn't going to break until around lunch.You still manage to gather up some sticks and set up a few lateral ladder runs for yourself and your team though.Once you're good and warmed up, you turn to your team.>Work on everyone's attack and defense.>Do some speed drills.>Do some general training.>Just play for a bit. The real training can wait for when you reach Newport.>That's enough for now. Do something else and wait for more people to filter down so you can battle.>Other
>>4981485>>Do some speed drills.Blitz, Volta, Syrum, Ronron
>>4981485>Do some speed drillsIf you ain't first you're last
>>4981485>>Work on everyone's attack and defense.
>>4981357>>4981363ya know if ya want maybe i could help make some fully realized concepts? if your intrestedi havnt been really able to join in on this quest too often cause its late at night but i was thinking of offerin
>>4981608search through /vp/ archives for pokeaus
>>4981485>Do some speed drills.
>>4981613They did their own original fakemons tho.>>4981608If you are volunteering for drawing them go ahead.Let me describe the mentioned:Ground Luxray - Brown and Beige body tones with White accents where the normal Yellow accents on Luxray are.Water type Camerupt - Green-brown body tones and its humps look like geysers.Electric Meowth - A yellow very fluffy Furball with a Silver coin on its head (meant as a special attacker).Purrbolt - Persian with sabre-cat like silver teeth, yellow-black striped body, a tail similar to Raichu and three spiky orbs floating around it (being remains of its former fluff).Regional Mightyena - Ground type - Beige and White thin fur tones with a very obvious bloody mouth.Water/Dragon Kommo-o - Fully quadripedal, fish-scale shaped scales altering in blue and green, tail has eel-like fin and feet are webbed.Water-Darl Krookodile - instead of having a comically small upper body and oversized lower body it has a wide chest/shoulders and gorilla-like thick arms with a tiny lower body only meant for swimming. Snout similarly looks more like a wide beak but still recognizably a crocodile maw.Rock type Gogoat - Gold-Brown-White color scheme - looks more like an Alpine IbexPoison/Dark Malamar - Looks more like a jelly-fish from SpongebobGround/Steel Helioptile - Drops the frills for the Horned-Devil lizard look. Same color scheme and a bit bulkier.Fire/Ghost Trevenant - Looks like a burned down Eucalyptus tree with small seed-like embers floating around it.Dark Tasmanian devil Youngoos - Paint it Black and Purple. Maybe change up the hairdo of its evolution.Oricrio - Fighting - Red-White colour scheme, wider leggs and has tuffs of feathers on its legs that look like leg-guards.Oricrio - Poison - Purple-Green colour scheme, smokes a cigarette and its head feathers form a beret.
>>4981923oh yeah i can probbably work with this. ill draw them and see whatcha think might not be imidiatly but hopefully have one or two before next thread maybe more if i really get into a grove
>>4982038Thanks anon>>4981485OP sorry for derailing.
>>4982054well id also like to hear ops response beforehand but yeah if its good to go then yeah id draw some
>>4982054>>4982072Don't worry about it. At this point in the thread, it's not really an issue and people talking, theorising and coming up with ideas is always great to see.As for concepts... I mean if you want to. Doesn't sit right with me asking for art done without recompense, but if you want to have some fun with the ideas, you don't have to ask me about it. You do you.I may commission some stuff later in the piece though, mind. Depends how things shake out.
>>4981496>>4981497>>4981667"Okay..." You say, looking at everyone, then the lateral ladders you've been running.With a bit of rearranging you have a sudden-death course."Right, this is what I want you to do..." You say, before you start running to the various markers in sequence, then back to your start, then onto the next and so on.Your team watches you solemnly, before they start joining in before you're done.You barely manage to avoid getting bowled over as everyone starts running the course. You're not really surprised to see that Rusty is the slowest of your pokemon, but it's certainly not for lack of trying:The little guy has some agility to him in how he manages his turns and he's actually bounding as he runs for that little bit extra in terms of speed.Syurm meanwhile, appears to have found a solution to her own comparative lack of speed: She's spitting string at wherever she wants to go and reeling herself to it like the silk is elastic. It's actually kind of comical how she'll occasionally zip past everyone else.Fluffy, Kay O-o, Blitz and Volta meanwhile appear to be racing.Kay O-o has a very clear advantage born of experience, but Blitz isn't far behind him and Volta is keeping pace with Blitz with a certain stubborness. She's got a competitive streak.Fluffy meanwhile just seems to be enjoying himself.(Part 1)
>>4982232(Part 2)When most of your team has completed a set, barring Rusty, who's managed three-quarters of a set, you stop your timer and set it as a countdown."Alright." You say. "Now, let's try that again, only faster." You say.Your team line up again."Go."To your total lack of surprise, Kay O-o manages to beat the finish time handily, while Blitz and Volta come in ahead but slightly slower while Fluffy finishes on time.Syurm is left at the top of the course when the timer chimes, more or less where she was last time and Rusty isn't far behind her, definitely past where he was prior."Good job." You say, paying out complements and scritches to everyone for a good morning's work.A fat droplet of water lands on your back and you look up in time to see the heavens open up again.>Go inside and treat everyone.>Go inside and study your map.>Stay outside and keep training.>Stay outside and watch the rain.>Other
>>4982211i mean desu im making a fakemon region myself so its good practice maybe if you see my stuff and like it too i might be a prospect for commision ya know if you are looking for commisions? who knows. but really i just wanna make some art for fun at the momment cause this is a cool quest. and a cool region idea(maybe ill just draw the team at some point just as fanart)
>>4982235anyway back onto the quest since im currently online>Go inside and treat everyone.
>>4982237If you want to post some samples, go ahead.
>>4982235>Stay outside and watch the rain
>>4982235>>Stay outside and watch the rain.comfy cooldown time?
>>4982235>Go inside and treat everyone.
>>4982243>>4982334>>4982379You've been at this for about an hour, so now's probably as good a time as any to head in anyway.People are starting to trickle down to breakfast now, but you're able to get some more food for everyone without too much difficulty, though you get some curious and in some cases surprised looks from the other trainers at breakfast as you recover from training and settle in for the rain to pass.>See if anyone wants a quick battle.>Study your map.>Go see if Fie and Gareth are up.>Other
>>4982396>See if anyone wants a quick battle.
>>4982396>See if anyone wants a quick battle.Make sure we stick to folks with 2 or less badges.
>>4982401>>4982413>>4982439Most people who are up are in the middle of breakfast right now, but there're a couple who're just now finishing up eating.A small group of kids who look to be around ten are chatting animatedly at one table, with their plates piled and ready to go back up, but they don't seem interested in moving just yet.At another table, a young man around your age wearing a long coat and generally dressed in warm, sensible clothes is hand-feeding a Murkrow and talking with an older man whom you get the sense has served in some capacity.And at a third table, is a group of young women studying a map and discussing something quietly.>Go ask the kids if anyone wants to battle.>See if either of the odd couple want to battle.>Ask if any of the young women want to battle.>On second thought, it's early, it's raining and you don't want to wake anyone up. Study your map and wait for Fie and Gareth.>Other
>>4982499>>Ask if any of the young women want to battle.Hit on chicks...Otherwise we could talk to the young man wearing a coat and old man for tips.
>>4982513You sure? We got the hot fire gym leader right there with us...
>>4982545We battle for money and meet people.Nothing wrong with that.I´m all for the default waifu but for now we need to grow as well.
>>4982499>>See if either of the odd couple want to battle.They seem more interesting, we need to check their level though
>>4982499>See if either of the odd couple want to battle.
>>4982499>Ask if any of the young women want to battle.
>>4982499>See if either of the odd couple want to battle.>>4982546Yeah, first girl doesn't always have to win
>>4982601>>4982724>>4982818>>4982947>>4983186After some thought, you approach the young man and the older veteran."Oh, hey there." The older man says. "What can we do for you?""Just wondering if either of you would fancy a battle." You reply."I mean, if you're offering, sure." The younger man says. "How many badges have you got?""None." You reply, trying not to feel sheepish."As luck would have it, neither do we." The older man says. "I'm Ross and this is Chris." He says, offering his hand. "Which of us do you want to battle?">Challenge Ross.>Challenge Chris.>How about a Double Battle?>Other
>>4983186Well, you would have to present me a really solid contender
>>4983560>>Challenge Ross.He should have more money
>>4983600>>4983628"Alright, Ross. You're on." You say."I've only got the two pokemon just now, so how about one on one?" He suggests. "Standard bet, half what you've got.">Sounds good.>Why not two on two? We are at a poke center.Also:>Up the bet>Lower the bet>Accept the bet.>Other
>>4983656>Accept the betFluffy it is your time to shine!
>>4983656>Sounds goot>Accept the bet>>4983659I suggest we let Blitz out for now.
>>4983817Not on a single One on one fight.Kay O-o is a dick move, Blitz and Rusty are too new for a one on one. Volta got his fair share of fight. Syurm is not a fight option, more an utility belt
>>4983659>>4983817"Sure, sounds good." You reply.You head back outside into the rain, returning everyone as you and Ross both walk out into the rain."Alright, one on one, take your time picking." Chris says, moving to the centrepoint to referee. "Or don't, it is pretty wet out here." He notes wryly.Ross already has a ball in hand.>Go, Fluffy>Go, Syurm>Go, Volta>Go, Kay O-o>Go, Rusty>Go, Blitz
>>4983929>it is pretty wet out hereSend out Volta.Advantageous weather for Electric type.
>>4983929>>Go, FluffyWanna give our starter a bit more attention.
>>4983929>Go, Syurm>>4984448But what about Syurm?
>>4984012>>4984019>>4984140You select your ball and release at the same time as Ross."Go, Kakuna." He says."Go, Volta." You say at the same time."That's not a Volta, that's a Shinx." Ross notes."It's a nickname, Ross." Chris says. "Kind of like me with Huggin." He adds, earning a caw from his Murkrow."Oh, right." Ross says, nodding. "Anyway, Harden Kakuna.">Thundershock>Bite>Tackle>Leer
>>4984638>Thundershockthundershock is a special type move anyway, ignores stuff like Harden
>>4984660leer's only good here for just getting stuck in a loop of trying to stave off harden, we need an actual attack move so it doesn't have the chance to just spam harden while we waste time trying to stop it with leer
>>4984717>he doesnt want to see kakuna struggle
>>4984638>>ThundershockWe got lucky with a newbie unless Zoruak.Let´s leave it at that with this guy and challenge his buddy with Ronron.
>>4984662>>4984695>>4984833>>4984937>>4985011"Thundershock, Volta." You order as Kakuna glows white.>Roll.
Rolled 32 (1d100)>>4985012
Rolled 88 (1d100)>>4985012
Rolled 77 (1d100)>>4985012
Rolled 73 (1d100)
>>4985062>>4985068>>4985107>>4985121Volta's fur bristles, then there's a zap! and a jolt of electricity connects her and Kakuna.Incredibly, Kakuna is still up, but very obviously hurt."Oh. Shit." Ross says, apparently legitimately surprised. "Wow, she's a strong little kitty, isn't she? Kakuna, Poison Sting." He orders.Before you can reply or give orders, Kakuna spits a hail of purple needles at Volta and it's your turn to stare in shock as Volta is peppered and nearly pushed out of the arena.>Quick, Tackle!>Thundershock again.>Bite!>Leer
>>4985125>>Thundershock again.>Well, your kakuna looks to pack quite a punch too
>>4985125>Thundershock again.YO it's an autist with a perfect IV beedrill coming up.Make sure Volta circles the kakuna while pelting it with thundershock so it's more difficult to get hit.
>>4985125>>Thundershock again.>>4985129bug types are strong against dark moves, bad idea
>>4985247They are offensively strong against dark. Not defensive.
Rolled 51 (1d100)>>4985127>>4985232>>4985247>>4985316>>4985563>Roll
Rolled 34 (1d100)>>4986458
Rolled 91 (1d100)>>4986458
Rolled 62 (1d100)>>4986458
>>4986464>>4986470>>4986711"Volta, circle left and Thundershock!" You order, hoping she can outspeed Kakuna."Poison Sting again, Kakuna." Ross orders, evidently confident that Kakuna has things well in hand.Volta follows your order to the letter, bounding to the left and dodging another hail of purple barbs as her fur stands on end and builds up a charge, before releasing it with another minor thunderclap that knocks Kakuna over onto its back.To your total shock, Kakuna shoots a string shot at the nearby awning and rights itself, but Volta isn't done, bounding forward, fur still on-end from accumulated charge and tackles Kakuna, causing yet another minor thunderclap and launching Kakuna end over end to fetch up just outside the arena.>Volta has learned Spark."Kakuna is out!" Chris declares.Ross recalls Kakuna, even as it tries to right itself again, giving you an easy grin as you get back under the awning and out of the rain."That was pretty good." Ross complements, offering his hand."I'll say. Your Kakuna is tough." You note.Ross nods and scratches the back of his neck in a sheepish sort of way."Ross's is just really getting into this. He went into the army straight out of high school and took up training when he got out." Chris explains. "This isn't really that intuitive to him as it is to you or me, but if there's one thing he absolutely excels at, it's conditioning and general training.""Well that explains a lot." You admit, fishing out your pokedex just to have a look at Ross's Kakuna in detail.You stare.His Kakuna should be a Beedrill twice over by now, according to the stats you're looking at. It's no wonder it took Volta's hits so well.(Part 1)
>>4986833>Congrat Volta>Ask some tips about conditioning and general training>Challenge Chris
>>4986833(Part 2)You're broken out of your stupefication by a hearty laugh from Ross, followed by a slap on the shoulder."Arceus kid, you and Volta are something. Did you realise just how much of a power gap there was?" He asked."Not in those exact terms, no." You admit. "I just thought your Kakuna was a particularly tough one. I didn't realise you'd been training that much." You reply.You pause."You said you hadn't gotten any badges yet." You note."We haven't." Chris confirmed. "We're on our way to go see Professor Connifer and register for the League. We came over from Unova and arrived the day before yesterday." He explains."Got caught by the rain though." Ross adds. "Anyway, that was a great battle. How about you and Chris go a round?" He suggests."Are you as strong as he is?" You ask Chris."Not quite, although if Volta's your strongest, you're going to struggle." He concedes."I've got one pokemon that's stronger." You venture."Well, I'm game if you are." He concedes as Volta purrs contently at all the headscratches she's getting from you. She seems pretty tired, but very proud of herself.>Challenge Chris.>That's enough for now.>Other
>>4986845> Did you realise just how much of a power gap there wasIt means they were superior?>Challenge ChrisIt will be your time to shine, Kay o-O
>>4986845>Challenge Chris.When was the last time Fluffy fought in a battle?
>>4986845>Challenge ChrisAn opportunity to use Kay o-O without having to stomp someone is definitely appealing.>>4986869Not in this thread, from a cursory look. Volta's been too busy frying everything in her path.