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 however many D100 are specified.Inventory, pokemon stats and other links: https://docs.google.com/document/d/15i2N08IpWqitoTJujsUMishe4PLbao1lqT-bCAmvPcE/editNew Discord for questions, discussions and announcements: https://discord.com/channels/968086995756793897/968098198411440128For 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 his job in order to help pay the bills.Last time, you helped clean up Silveridge museum, had a barbeque, said goodbye to Jean and her group, trained your team and battled Holly.
>>5365166>>5365207"So, who wants to get take-out tonight?" You ask."That sounds like a plan to me." Gareth admits. "The pub here actually does really nice meals."Fie and Holly look at him startled."I went there on my way down to Origin Cave." He explains."Ah." You, Holly and Fie nod in understanding."Well, it's either that or the pokemon centre again." Fie says. "Got to admit, I've not been to the Silveridge Hotel, so this ought to be good."You finish packing up and say your goodbyes to Darren before following Gareth through the town to the hotel.It's a beautiful, old building on the outside and even though it's rather modern on the inside, the original Galarian decoration is still intact. It's also lovely and warm and you can hear the sound of talk coming from the bar, while the restaurant area is a little underoccupied right now. Mostly, it's locals here, though you do see a couple of trainers from last night who give your group a friendly wave as you go take seats.On the big TV on the wall, there's a televised gym match being held. It looks a little bit like an exhibition match between two gym leaders.>Ask Fie who they are.>Just watch.>Eh, it could be anyone, anywhere. Order.>Other
>>5365706>Eh, it could be anyone, anywhere. Order.
>>5365706>Just watch.Should be able to put things together just by watching
>>5365899>>5366014>>5366053You don't recognise either of them, but one of them is a swathy, muscular woman directing an Aggron, while the other is a huge bear of a man, in high-vis and grease-streaked overalls, directing a Machamp.Despite the massive type mismatch, as you watch, you notice the Machamp keeps missing its attacks, as if it simply cannot see its opponent before the man, in apparent frustration orders Machamp to Lock-On, giving the woman an opening to launch a counter attack, her Aggron hitting Machamp hard with an Iron Head, before neatly blocking the Dynamic Punch that Machamp uses next.You think the man's going to pop a vein, but his next order is for Vital Throw, but an order of 'Roar' results in a switch to a Breloom before Machamp can react, before the newcomer is pelted with Stealth Rock and Spikes and summarily Flamethrower'd.You hear a scoff and look down to find Fie shaking her head. You're not sure if it's in embarrassment or disgust.>Who's she?>I take it that's your dad?>...Well, I guess I could stand to watch more TV if they air matches like that.>Other
>>5366165>I take it that's your dad?
>>5366168>>5366198Fie nods."Yeah, that's him." She confirms tiredly. "Getting out-manouevred and trying to brute force his way through things, as usual."You wince.Even you know that trying to persist with a strategy that isn't working is a bad idea."He looks pretty mad." Holly observes as Machamp comes back out, gets pelted with Stealth Rock and Spikes and is knocked out by a Mirror Shot."Yeah, he views any sort of strategy outside of 'brute force' as cheating." Fie confirms. "You're going to have him shitting bricks with how you seem to like to battle, Alex." She predicts. "He hates stall tactics.""How exactly is he still a Gym Leader?" Gareth asks with a frown. "I thought being a Gym Leader entailed having a high degree of skill."Fie nods again."It does." She confirms. "The League's kept dad around for so long, despite his shortcomings, precisely because he's a one-trick-Ponyta." She explains. "He makes for a pretty good teaching tool for trainers, with regards to how important moves like Protect are, or how combining a Focus Band or a pokemon with the Ability Sturdy with Counter can make for a good tactic with the right support in the right circumstances.""That sounds a little harsh." You note."It can be, but there's a way to do that sort of thing without getting crucified by the League. Support from moves like Recover or Drain Punch, for instance, but it's a bit of a niche strategy regardless." She admits, then gives you a thoughtful look. "About time I came through on that invitation." She admits. "From tomorrow morning until we hit Saltcoast City, wake me up when you get up to train and Cinder and I will start teaching you our martial art of choice."Now it's your turn to nod."Sure thing." You say, before a waitress comes around and takes your orders.When she's gone, you're left in a comfortable silence again.>D'you think we're ready to face Darren?>I think some more training or battling in the morning might be in order.>So, who's your dad facing?>Other
>>5366205>>So, who's your dad facing?Then>I think some more training or battling in the morning might be in order.Just some strength training will do.>OtherHolly you should take the opportunity to teach Checkers a new move like Protect or Confusion.Also you should train your Barboach, it's a good matchup against Darren.You need to rely on more than a single pokemon.
>>5366205>So, who's your dad facing?
>>5366428>>5366436"So, who's your dad facing?" You ask."That's Justine. She's the Steel-type Gym Leader from Ferrisville." Fie says, then grins. "It's always a helluva match when we face off." She says. "This isn't exactly a master-class in what she can do, but it's pretty indicative of how good she is.""Yeah, she's... really got your dad on the ropes." Gareth agrees politely."She's kicking his ass, is what she's doing." Fie corrects as Aggron knocks out a Hitmontop next, mid-Rapid Spin.You nod, but the match is making you feel restless and under-prepared."I think some more training or battling in the morning might be in order." You say."Same." Gareth agrees. "Maybe we can have a look around town or something?""Maybe." You agree. "At worst, we can keep battling one another."He nods."What do you think I should do tomorrow then?" Holly asks.You think on that for a moment."Train your Barboach." You advise. "It'll be a good match-up against Darren."She nods as your orders arrive.You simultaneously feel your mouth water at the huge parmiagana and chips put in front of you and intimidated, because damn, that's a lot of food.You find yourself wondering if you can even manage all that.>Roll.
Rolled 12 (1d100)>>5367153
Rolled 43 (1d100)>>5367153Alright, caught up; sorry for dropping last two weeks
Rolled 61 (1d100)>>5367153We should hang around the pokemon centre early in the morning for a few battles then head off to the gym to train.
>>5367182All good. It's kind of hard to tell who's who with chaning IDs and no names, but I hope you liked the read through.
>>5367192Yeah, it's like the whole deal of the website is based on anonymous posters.
>>5367201The user ID tags were a bad idea tho considering that most ISPs are dynamic due to shitty network providers.The only countries that don't have those problems are like Romania and North Macedonia who have brand new infrastructure.
>>5367155>>5367182>>5367185Eating the meal in front of you turns out to be a chore.By the time you're done, you feel absolutely stuffed.The barbeque last night had arguably healthier and better food and you've been eating well whenever you've stopped to camp, but man...This was hot and greasy and you couldn't get enough.Everyone else is absolutely stuffed as well.It's a genuine effort to stagger back to the pokemon center and you're out like a light when you get to bed.(Part 1)
>>5367201Yeah, stupid comment on my part.Simultaneously, don't want to sound like an asshole.Either way, hope it was a good read.
>>5367239When your alarm goes off the next morning, you find Fie up and dressed already."See you in the court in five." She says, before heading out.You throw on some clothes and follow her out and find her stretching alongside Cinder.After some warm up, Fie starts running through some basics."So, first thing's first: You want to jump in the deep end and try sparring with Cinder?" She asks. "Or would you prefer to start with some basics first?">Screw it, this ought to be good.>Basics first.>Why not you and I spar again first?>Other
>>5367243>Screw it, this ought to be good.
Don't worry mate, I was trying to play witty but it turns out way more assholey than I wanted.If that can make it up : I'm the anon non-ironically not knowing what the seven minutes in heaven game was.
>Screw it, this ought to be good.
>>5367273Wow, that was a while ago.And it's cool. Internet is like that sometimes.
Rolled 10 (1d100)>>5367271>>5367275Okay, roll 'em.
Rolled 27 (1d100)
Rolled 62 (1d100)>>5367292Blessed typo keeping us from being obliterated. Or at least, gave us a shot at not getting obliterated.
>>5367313Well, less a typo and more I realised that a flat +50 to the roll was a tiny bit overtuned.Still, you're sparring with a Blaziken here, so I feel some sort of flat-bonus is appropriate.Not that it really matters with a roll like that on my end.
Rolled 64 (1d100)>>5367292
We should probably get a Hitmontop one day, it's the capoeira pokemon.Just never use it against Justine.
>>5367729I'm against that. Rather get a kicken chicken (Torchic line) since it fits better with our aura.
>>5367879we already have a Riolu
>>5368147So? It's not like we can't have multiple mons with similar typing.
>>5367292>>5367296>>5367313>>5367482"Hey, why not?" You ask rhetorically. "I've seen you spar with her. She's pretty good at holding back."Fie chuckles."That's the spirit." She says, before you square up opposite Cinder.There's a beat, before she's aimed a kick at your head.You duck smoothly, then it's nothing but movement as you respond with a leg-sweep which Cinder jumps before her follow-up forces you to lean under her next kick and do an awkward back-kick to gain room to get back up and launch a counter attack.It's obvious that Cinder is holding back, but she starts going as easy on you once you start to put her on the back foot and she starts throwing punchs into the mix.She scores a few hits on you, very clearly pulled and takes the hits you score on her in stride before after what seems simultaneously like an eternity and all of ten seconds, Fie calls a halt."Not bad." She says. "No need to worry about your footwork and your kicks are on point. I think we'll just work on boxing for the time being and then work on tying things together." She suggests.>Sounds like a plan. (Roll)>Why not just go with what you do straight up?>Other.
Rolled 38 (1d100)>>5368304>Sounds like a plan. (Roll)
Rolled 93 (1d100)>>5368304>Sounds like a plan. (Roll)
Rolled 46 (1d100)>>5368304>Screw it, this ought to be good.
Rolled 35 (1d100)>>5368304>Sounds like a plan. (Roll)
>>5368322>>5368323>>5368424"Sounds like a plan." You agree.Over the course of the next half hour, Fie runs you through the basis of stance, guard and how to throw ounches before giving you a brief demonstration.Without a bag or something to practice on you have to shadow box, but you get the general gist of what Fie's showing you. You really want a bag to practice on, but so far as starts go, this was a pretty productive one in your mind.After a quick breakfast, you all start towards the gym when you hear a familiar voice coming up from the direction of Route 2:"Oi, Faggot! Got a minute? I want a word with you."You stop and suddenly you're hit by a distinct feeling of whiplash.That's probably the politest you've ever heard Mike address you and sure enough, he's striding towards you looking and smelling like he's in dire need of a shower and a laundry.>...Yeah?>You don't have time for this.>Perfect timing, you were just going to look for battles.>Other
>>5368215So that means we can get both a Hitmontop and a Torchic.Maybe they can teach the other mons the ways of fighting.
>>5368503>>Other>...Yeah? What's up homo.
>>5368503>...Yeah?This ought to be good
>>5368550>>5368606>>5368661>>5368764>>5368775>>5368845"...Yeah? What's up, homo?" You say cautiously.Holly ducks her head to hide her giggle."I had a bunch of dumb city faggots acting like they were my best friends trying to ask me questions about you on the way here. You got famous or something off one badge?" Mike replies, apparently ignoring your jibe.You frown.Dumb city faggots?>Dressed all in black with green bandanas?>Were they painfully self-righteous and judgemental?>Did they look kind of malnourished?>Other
>>5369093>>Dressed all in black with green bandanas?
>>5369093>Did they look kind of malnourished?This. Soo much this.
>>5369093>Dressed all in black with green bandanas?And limpwristed retards?If so yeah.That's team green, some shitty team plasma knockoff.I've beat them to a pulp several times already.I'll be getting a nice bounty paycheck from that too.
>>5369093>Dressed all in black with green bandanas?Yeah, those guys would be terrorists. That keep following us around, apparently.
>>5369109>>5369152>>5369186>>5369201>>5369239"Dressed all in black with green bandanas?" You ask."Yeah." Mike confirms."That's Team Green." You say. "They're some shitty Team Plasma knockoff. We've beat them to a pulp a couple times already. Got a nice bounty from the police for it as well.""Yeah?" Mike asks, perking up at this mention. "Huh. They're that bad?""They're terrorists." You confirm. "Terorists that keep following us around, apparently.""So, not friends of yours?""Look, if you robbed them and left them in a ditch Mike, I'm not going to go crying about it." You say."Nah, just found it fuckin' weird." Mike replies. "If the cops are payin' anyone who arrests 'em though..." He trails off thoughtfully, then shakes his head. "Didn't give 'em nothin', but they were askin about where you live. Apparently they figured out you're from Greenshoot, but that's about it."You feel a chill at that."Right..." You say grimly."Anyway, battle me. I've not battled anyone worthwhile since I saw your little harem." Mike says, making Fie bristle at the description of her friends.>You're on.>I was just about to challenge the local gym leader.>Later. You need a shower.>Other
>>5369401>I was just about to challenge the local gym leader.>So how about tomorrow?
>>5369401>>Later. You need a shower.>I was just about to challenge the local gym leader.
>>5369401>>I was just about to challenge the local gym leader.Meantime>>You need a shower.I'll meet you at the pokecenter at noon.
>>5369404>>5369478>>5369480>>5369491"I was just about to challenge the local gym leader." You not. "Later. Also, you need a shower."Mike makes a face."Fair." He agrees.You part there and proceed to the gym to find Darren just finishing opening up."Here for another day's training?" He asks. "Or you going to challenge me?">Get some more training in.>Challenge Darren now.>Other
>>5369516>>Challenge Darren now.I've delayed this enough. I'm ready!
>>5369516>Challenge Darren now.
You take a deep breath."I've put this off enough. I'm going to challenge you." You reply.Darren grins."You're on." He says, before beckoning you to follow him into the gym proper before taking his place opposite you as the others file into the stands."This will be a four on four battle." The referee announces as you take your mark. "Switches allowed. Healing is disallowed. Begin when ready.">Volta>Latias>Piker>Kay O-o>Syurm>Nika>Shit, can I make a switch real quick?>See what Darren releases first.>Release your pokemon first.>Release simultaneously.>Other
>>5369579>>5369589>>5369619>>5369661>>5369667You reach for Volta's ball as Darren selects his first.There's a beat, then you both release your pokemon together:"Go, Lileep!" Darren orders."Go, Volta." You order simultaneously.Volta stretches as she appears opposite the swaying, frankly weird looking pokemon, which oddly, you recognise.It looks like a primitive Grass-type because it is one.Evidently, Darren doesn't ascribe much value to the stereotype of Rock Gyms being 'easy'."Stealth Rock." Darren orders, before you can get so much as a breath.>Tackle>Leer>Thundershock>Bite>Spark>Fire Fang>Thunder Fang>Protect>Switch>Other
Rolled 8 (1d100)>>5370405here's hoping for a crit.
Rolled 92 (1d100)>>5370405
Rolled 80 (1d100)>>5370405
>>5370423>>5370454>>5370512"Fire Fang!" You counter, taken off guard.Lileep is already halfway through deploying the Stealth Rocks when Volta reaches Lileep and clamps down on its stem, causing Lileep to flinch and ensuring you don't need to worry about Stealth Rocks. Yet."Sandstorm!" Darren orders.Man, he is not giving you a moment to think.>Tackle>Leer>Thundershock>Bite>Spark>Fire Fang>Thunder Fang>Protect>Switch>Other
>>5371066>Fire Fangit and bite are our only moves that aren't weak
Rolled 50 (1d100)>>5371290
>>5371066OP you forgot we have Double kick which is super effective> Double kick
Rolled 13 (1d100)>>5371290
Rolled 48 (1d100)>>5371290
>>5371399Ah. Shit, you're right. Forgot to update my copy of the inventory\stats reference doc.
>>5371308>>5371401>>5371414Predictably, Volta gets her move off first and even if it's not the hardest hit, it's enough after Volta's first hit to put Lileep out of the fight."Rhyhorn, you're in. Rock Polish." Darren orders as he swaps before you can really process.The low-to-the-ground behemoth glows as it starts to streamline itself and you get the sense you might be in a spot of trouble.Darren apparently takes a ghoulish delight in subverting the expectation of anyone thinking they might have a speed advantage against him. Or an easy battle ahead of them.Either way, you need to act now before you're completely overwhelmed.>Tackle>Leer>Thundershock>Bite>Spark>Fire Fang>Thunder Fang>Protect>Double Kick>Switch>Other
>>5371449>Double KickMan it is really nice that >>5371399 remembered we had this
If Volta gets K.O'D let bring out Kay O-o his low kick is a 80 power against ryhorn (plus super effective)
Rolled 69, 45 = 114 (2d100)>>5371453>>5371513>>5371522>>5371696Alright, roll 2D100 as above, one for each kick.
Rolled 31, 87 = 118 (2d100)>>5372122
Rolled 22, 88 = 110 (2d100)>>5372122here.
Rolled 34, 59 = 93 (2d100)>>5372122
>>5372258>>5372281>>5372303"Double Kick!" You order and Volta pounces forward.Her first kick isn't especially hard and does negligible damage to Rhyhorn, but her follow-up is much more effective and actually staggers Rhyhorn."Bulldoze!" Darren orders.Stealth Rock isn't up and Bulldoze will probably knock Volta clean out unless you do something quick.>Tackle>Leer>Thundershock>Bite>Spark>Fire Fang>Thunder Fang>Protect>Double Kick>Switch>Other (Unorthodox shenanigans the games don't do, like jumping or grappling.)
>>5372470>Switch to Kay O-o
>>5372470>OtherUse double kick to jump behind it.
Rolled 64 (1d100)>>5372475>>5372503>>5372521>>5372647
>>5373077"Volta, come back." You say as you recall her. "Kay O-o, you're in!"He lands just in time to be buffeted by the shockwave of Rhyhorn's Bulldoze.He's been slowed up a touch by it, but besides that, he's alright. You're reasonably confident he should be faster than Rhyhorn, at least.>Tackle>Leer>Protect>Dragon Tail>Scary Face>Headbutt>Low Kick>Dragon Dance>Aqua Tail>Switch>Other
>>5373089>Low Kickon Ryhorn it will be 80 power and X2 damage it will probably 1 shot.
>>5373089>Low KickRyhorn trips, falls and explodes.
>>5373089>Low KickI'll just follow other anon's tactics, in the games I always just grinded until I could brute force things.
Rolled 74 (1d100)>>5373547
Rolled 67 (1d100)>>5373547
Rolled 53 (1d100)>>5373547
>>5373571>>5373577>>5373582"Low Kick." You order."Stealth Rock!" Darren orders simultaneously.It's a pretty even race to move first, but it's a race that Kay O-o just barely beats Rhyhorn out on, sweeping its legs and sending it crashing heavily into the ground, knocking the wind out of it and leaving it sprawled in defeat."Rhyhorn is unable to battle." The referee pronounces, before Darren selects his next pokemon."You're a sharp one." He says. "Guess I better stop being fancy. Aerodactyl, you're in."Uh-oh.The prehistoric flyer roars as it does a tight loop before it pulls up hovering on Darren's side of the field.You've got maybe a second to come up with a plan.>Tackle>Leer>Protect>Dragon Tail>Scary Face>Headbutt>Low Kick>Dragon Dance>Aqua Tail>Switch>Other
>>5373646Update your character sheet OP.>Dragonbreath
>>5373646>DragonbreathBecause I'm not sure if we can actually hit a flying opponent with aqua tail. And I want to see if we can't paralyze Aerodactyl.
>>5373982>>5373987but it is a weaker move and is just normally effective
>>5374100Paralysis is worth it.It has a 1 in 3 chance to do it.
>>5374189not if we would 1 shot otherwise especially since we get a free move because he just switched in.
Rolled 86 (1d100)>>5374557
Rolled 81 (1d100)>>5374557
Rolled 51 (1d100)>>5374557
Rolled 23 (1d100)>>5374558>>5374564>>5374640
>>5374677"Rock Slide." Darren orders."Aqua Tail." You counter.Aerodactyl swoops in, dropping a broad swath of rocks at Kay O-o as he jumps, getting clipped by the debris before using them as footholds to jump to Aerodactyl, then slam it with Aqua Tail, resulting in it giving a shriek and crashing into the ground, just short of you."Let's see how you against this." Darren says. "Aron, you're up. Sandstorm!" He orders.The diminutive pokemon appears and very quickly stirs a Sandstorm that makes it difficult for you to see and stings where it whips your face. An experience that Kay O-o is likewise subjected to.>Tackle>Leer>Protect>Dragon Tail>Scary Face>Headbutt>Low Kick>Dragon Dance>Aqua Tail>Switch>Other
>>5374702>OtherUse aura sight to pinpoint Arons location.Then>Dragonbreath
>>5374702Ok I know what's up. It's a FEAR aron. We will lose Kay O-o; do we have any priority move in our other mons?>Low kickThis move is translated as "sweep" in several language, it might cover enough ground to hit the metal pebble
>>5374739I'll also support aura sight
>>5374790It has sturdy for sure.That's why dragon breath paralyzing should work better.
>>5374702>Dragonbreathand use aura sight
Rolled 74 (1d100)>>5375254
Rolled 72 (1d100)>>5375254
Rolled 95 (1d100)>>5375254best roll
>>5375269You were right.
Rolled 96 (1d100)>>5375254
>>5375257>>5375265>>5375269"Dragonbreath." You order.Kay O-o blasts Aron with dragonbreath, making it stagger and you're half convinced that you knocked Aron out in one go, but no, it's still in this, its outline changing from a healthy green to a sickly yellow from the attack.It shudders as you watch, apparently paralysed from the blast it just took.The sandstorm batters Kay O-o again and you frown as you see Aron recover, its aura reverting to a healthy green again before your eyes.Either it wasn't hit as badly as you thought it was or Darren has some strategy in mind.>Tackle>Leer>Protect>Dragon Tail>Scary Face>Headbutt>Low Kick>Dragon Dance>Aqua Tail>Switch>Other
>>5375704>Low Kick>Try to make it a low sweeping movement, pushing the sandstorm away....It's a level1 sturdy Aron with shell bell regenerating from the sandstorm?
>>5375712>>5375704Aren't held items banned in this match or does that only apply to the challenger?Dragon Breath again.We can not afford to switch to Volta to take him out with double kick right away.
>>5375715I thought it was consumable player item such as full restore, to respect the Financial Fair Play regulations
>>5375715Healing is banned. Not held items.And it's Leftovers in this case.>>5375720I'm going to use this. Cheers.
>>5375723This is what a friend and I always say in nuzlocks when we spam calm mind or such with potions. Financial fair play victory. The joke is in European Union football league, Financial Fair Play regulation says that a club can't get indebted more than its worth. Thus, big club such as Paris Saint Germain can get indebted like 100 times what Fortuna Düsseldorf can, but they still respect Financial Fair Play. Commentators often present that as a good thing benevolent manager do for the love of sport instead of an hard and still unfair rule of the federation
>>5375765Yeah, AFL any club doing that would get crucified for doing anything of the sort.That's wild.
>>5375765do you mean soccer or american football
>>5375938Football not American handegg.At least the Aussies play their rugby without tons of body armor.
>>5375938There are only 12 teams in european american football league. I'm talking about regular football. Paris Saint Germain is one of the biggest club in the world, worth 511 499 498,40 euros
>>5375938Australian Rules Football. It's bigger than rugby and Soccer here.>>5375712>>5375822>>5376063Roll.
Rolled 27 (1d100)>>5376441
Rolled 90 (1d100)>>5376441best roll again?
Rolled 59 (1d100)>>5376460>>5376466>>5376473Paralysis triggers on an even roll.
>>5376706"Low Kick, try and clear this up!" You order as you squint against the sandstorm."Endeavor." You hear Darren order as Kay O-o bounds in with an almighty swing that cleans Aron up and momentarily clears the sand before it closes in again as Aron body slams Kay O-o in response, making his outline shine the same angry red in your vision. The sandstorm isn't at its full fury after that sweep and Kay O-o ascapes the battering, but before your eyes, Aron's aura reverts to green again.What the hell is going on?You distinctly recall the referee saying that healing was forbidden and yet, they don't seem to be doing anything about this Aron.>Tackle>Leer>Protect>Dragon Tail>Scary Face>Headbutt>Low Kick>Dragon Dance>Aqua Tail>Switch>Other
>>5376710>Low kickInvest in knock off in the future
>>5376710>LeerMaybe decrease his defense so we can one shot him? Can't heal if he is down.
>>5376710>>Low KickParalysis has to kick in soon.Otherwise we can get a free switch in for Volta with Double kick after KayO faints.
>>5376710>LeerYeah, I'm not really sure what options are open to us other than 'set up for a one-shot', but if he has sturdy then even that won't be feasible with how he's healing. Still, just battering at him isn't working.
Rolled 22 (1d100)>>5376764>>5376819>>5376922>>5376966
>>5377442"Leer." You order.You're not sure if this'll do much good, but lowering Aron's defenses has to help somehow, right?"Stealth Rock!" Darren orders over the howling wind.As you watch, Aron is wracked by muscle spasms and Kay O-o collapses under the onslaught of the sandstorm, though he seems to have gotten his attack off, as a slight blue discoloration has crept into Aron's aura, like a bruise.You recall Kay O-o, before slipping his ball onto your belt as the referee declares Kay O-o unable to battle."Good job." You say quietly.>Go, Volta>Go, Latias>Go, Syurm>Go, Piker>Go, Nika
>>5377460>>Go, VoltaDouble KickGlad we had her have Speed and Attack training.
Rolled 89 (1d100)>>5377480>>5377605Right, if people are going to back Double Kick, roll.It'll save another round of votes and a very short update where very little happens.
Rolled 12 (1d100)>>5377619
Rolled 82 (1d100)>>5377460>Go, Volta>Double kick!
Rolled 44 (1d100)>>5377460>Volta>Double kick>>5377619Ok
Rolled 59 (1d100)>>5377620>>5377631>>5377654
>>5377619>>5377620>>5377631>>5377654"Volta, you're in." You say, releasing her again. "Double Kick.""Rock Slide!" Darren orders.Volta bounds forward and slams into Aron, then kicks Aron again, finally knocking the diminutive pokemon out."Aron is unable to battle. Victory to the challenger." The referee calls over the sandstorm, which slowly peters out before you both recall your pokemon and cross the field to shake hands.(Part 1)
>>5378119"Well done." Darren says as you shake hands. "The Geode Badge is yours." He says, presenting you with a badge that is exactly that: A small geode that's been turned into a badge.You clip it into its slot by Silveridge Town before you say anything."What was going on with that Aron?" You ask. "The ref said no healing and Kay O-o should've knocked him out three times over."Darren grins."A devious little strategy, is what was going on there." He says. "I wasn't healing him, he just had some leftovers from tucker last night."He goes on to briefly outline the trick, which admittedly is quite a clever one and you realise this was what Fie was talking about last night."If you hadn't have thought to have that Luxio of yours use Double Kick, you'd probably have gotten swept." Darren says. "Either way, now you know that little trick, I doubt it'll give you much trouble if you see it again." He adds.>Probably not.>I hope not.>Just nod.>Go battle Mike.>Watch Holly and Gareth's matches.>Other
>>5378279>I hope not.>Watch Holly and Gareth's matches.
>>5378279>>Just nod.Thanks for the teaching.>Watch Holly and Gareth's matchesWe can learn more from watching from the outside.Also we can give them better tips for improvement later on.4mkhat
>>5378322>>5378325>>5378426"I hope not." You reply with a grimace. "That was a pain to deal with. Thanks for doing it though." You add. "Doubt I'd have learned about that any other way anywhere else.""You probably would've the hard way somewhere else." Darren replies, before you part ways.You go up to the stands and meet Gareth half way."Not sure I fancy my chances after seeing that." He admits as you stop for a moment to talk.>You'll be fine.>Warn him about Darren's Aron.>We can always do some more training.>Other
>>5378429>>You'll be fine.>We trained plenty, you're ressourceful and knowledgeable. Everything will be ok.
>>5378429>Warn him about Darren's Aron.>Use a move that hits nore than once
>>5378429>Warn him about Darren's Aron.>OtherYou have stealth rock on Geodude and fake out too... You'll do fine.
>>5378447Support.Warning him about the Aron cheapens the learning experience. Just tell him that he can't sleep walk his way through this fight and will need to think.
>>5378447+1But nudge him with Sneaky stones are your friends.
>>5378447>>5378596>>5378610>>5378646"You'll be fine." You assure. "Just remember to dump Stealth Rocks when the battle starts and I guarantee, you'll have no problems." You add seriously."You sound pretty confident about that." Gareth observes. "Why didn't you?">I forgot.>Was more concerned about that Aerodactyl coming out first.>Other
>>5379311>>OtherOnly Rusty is able to use the move and he is out of commission right now.
>>5379345SupportNo way we would have Rusty fight with a concussion.We have personal experience after all.
>>5379345>>5379369>>5379377>>5379686>>5379836"Rusty's the only one who knows it and he's out with a concussion right now." You remind Gareth. "No way he's battling with a concussion." You add seriously."...True." He says, sheepishly. "Well. Wish me luck."You clap his shoulder, before heading into the stands to watch.His battle is in someways tighter than yours and in other ways, easier:He winds up using the full four pokemon he's allowed by the rules, two of which, Druddigon and Geodude, get knocked out, while Mien and his Riolu carry the day after a brutal battle with Darren's Aerodactyl.Aron this time isn't even a speed bump, thanks to the Stealth Rocks.Aerodactyl is another matter.It takes a lot of manoeuvering on Gareth's part to bring it down and you're not sure it would've worked out if Geodude hadn't tagged Aerodactyl with Thunder Wave.When the beast falls, Riolu is on the verge of collapse itself, having Endured a Wing Attack in order to deliver a Counter to secure the win.Gareth all but collapses in relief after recieving his Badge before rejoining you.In the aftermath, Holly looks hesitant."...M-maybe I'll challenge you instead, Fie." She says faintly. "I don't think I-""Oh, no." Fie says. "None of that. Get down there and have a go.">Encourage Holly to battle Darren.>Remind her it'll be a no-badge challenge, so it'll be easier.>Back Holly up. If she'd rather face Fie first, let her face Fie first.>Other
>>5379971>Remind her it'll be a no-badge challenge, so it'll be easier.>I'll be cheering for you, I know you can do it!
>>5379975+1Definitely won't be as intense as what we or Gareth went through
>>5379975+1It's a learning experience.
>>5379975>>5380059>>5380061>>5380065>>5380171"It'll be a no-badge challenge, so it won't be anywhere near as hectic as that." You remind her. "Besides, it's a learning experience and we'll be here cheering for you."Holly looks doubtful, then nods and skips down to the arena.This battle is a lot shorter than yours and Gareth's were and despite what you expect, it's not at all straightforward on Darren's part:His team consists of Rollycolly, Alolan Geodude and Tyrunt.Holly doesn't struggle as such, but if it weren't for her Barboach, she would have.When the dust settles from a big Magnitude that knocks Tyrunt out, Holly has won, but not before her Feebas and Espurr got knocked out by it.Darren congratulates her on her vistory before she wanders back to you in a seeming daze."Phew..." She manages as she collapses back into her seat, apparently exhausted. "That was nerve-wracking. I thought it was just tough on your pokemon, battling.">No, it's pretty stressful sometimes.>You get used to it.>That was probably Magnitude. Just imagine what some of the bigger moves are like.>OtherAlso:>Stick around and train.>Go find Mike and battle him.>Go heal your team.>Skip town on Mike. Saltcoast, here you come!>Other
>>5380344>>No, it's pretty stressful sometimes.>A part of that was probably Magnitude. Just imagine what some of the bigger moves are like.>Go heal your team.>Go wreck Mike
>>5380369+1>>5380344>OtherSwap team members.Blitz, Fluffy and Rascal for Nika, Latias and Piker.
>>5380344>No, it's pretty stressful sometimes, but you kind of get used to it.>Go heal your team and come back to train.
>>5380369+1When mons start throwing out 80+ bp moves is when the real shit begins
>>5380385>Support except Latias she stays with us.
>>5380369>>5380385Seconding the Fluffy and Rascal motion.However, Latias is stayin'
>>5380369>>5380385>>5380438>>5380477>>5380535>>5380611>>5380644"No, it's pretty stressful sometimes." You say. "Especially if it's close.""If you thought that was bad though, just wait until you're facing moves like Thunderbolt or Flamethrower." Fie says.You gulp, along with Holly at that image as you give Darren a wave and head back towards the pokemon center.Somehow, by some Arceus given miracle, Mike isn't waiting at the door to ambush you.You put your team in to get checked over and healed before settling down to wait.It''s all of five minutes before they're back and you go to the PC to change up your team.Blitz has probably recovered from his misadventure back in Newport now and Fluffy must be dying to see you by now.You swap Piker and Nika for the former two before running smack into a conundrum:You want to bring Blitz along as well, but who to swap him for?Present Team:VoltaRascalLatiasKay O-oSyurmFluffyOut of Team:NikaRascalSageCoolieAyumiPiker
>>5381165>Swap Blitz for RascalI wish we used him more but he would have gotten wrecked in the gym fight.
>>5381235>Blitz has probably...>You want to bring Blitz along as well...Second instance should be Rascal. My bad.
>>5381165>VoltaPet her some more and let her rest.She did well today.Maybe we should buy some anklets for muscle training for her and let her practice her swipes and pounces with Double kick along with using it for rapid movement on the battlefield.
>>5381297Switching to this, in that case
>>5381165>Voltaby the way you mind putting the Pokémon's species right next to the name like Volta (Luxio). I'm bad when it comes to multiple names and I don't want to have to check the list of our Pokémon every time
>>5381297>>5381305>>5381315All things considered, Volta's more than earned a break after all the work she's been doing.You decide to swap her for Rascal.He needs some more training, even with the marathon he's flown so far, but you doubt he'll mind. Especially considering that he won't be flying all the time.With this taken care of and some last-minute notes for taking care of Nika, not that you think your dad needs to be told, you end the call and stretch.You've still got that piece of amber to take to the museum, but the option is there to take it to Blackstump instead, although that is on the other side of Arnet and there's no guarantee it'll be worth it.>Take the Old Amber to the museum.>Do some shopping>Go find Mike>OtherPresent Team:Rascal (Braviary)Blitz (Growlithe)LatiasKay O-o (Jangmo-o)Syurm (Sewaddle)Fluffy (Eevee)Out of Team:Nika (Riolu)Volta (Luxio)Sage (Braixen)Coolie (Applin)Ayumi (Dratini)Piker (Feebas)Rusty (Aron)
>>5381365>Take the Old Amber to the museum.
>>5381365>>Take the Old Amber to the museum.>Then go wreck Mike. We promised after all.
>>5381365>shoppingThe amber will be troublesome and we are currently stretched too thing especially considering it is likely to be an aerodactyl that will need additional training/taming as a prehistoric predator. Go restock on pokeballs, healing item and berries. >>Go find MikeTime to set him right.Propose a bet involving items (TMs, evolution stones or the like) instead of money.If we win tho I want to set him right because his behavior is likely a result of neglect from parents and lazy teachers dumping their problems on the resident straight laced kid.He isn't dumb by any means, just foul tempered.If we winn we offer him half the price for the TM/Evo stone if he goes to see a therapist.
Snapping Mike out of it works for me.Getting another pokemon on our hands that we can barely take care of is a bad idea tho.
>>5381368>>5381385>>5381433>>5381647>>5381888Before anything, you suppose you'd better take that fossil Jean gave you to the museum.Even if you don't keep whatever pokemon they get from it for yourself, you're sure that it'll make a nice surprise for Gareth or Holly.It takes no time at all to get to the museum and the man at the counter is quick to point you towards a counter off to his right where a lady takes the fossil off your hands."There's a bit of a wait on getting this processed and whatnot." The lady warns. "The smoke from that fire got into the machinery and damaged some components and the analysis components, so in the interest of not committing crimes against Arceus and nature like that psycho from Galar, we're shutting it down for a few weeks. Not that we have much choice, when it comes to the replacement parts."That's okay." You assure. "I'll just leave my number with you and we can arrange a pick up when you're done.""Great."Filling out the necessary paperwork for this arrangement is fortunately, a painless process and when you're done, you set off tolook for Mike.In retrospect, you should've set a place to actually meet.>Roll.
Rolled 27 (1d100)>>5382244Probably at the pokecenter.
Rolled 88 (1d100)>>5382244Who's the galarian psycho?
>>5382321Probably reffering to their fossil pokemon being mismatched (DNA scrambled between two species).Dracofish and the electric raptor one.
>>5382328Oh yeah right.Btw, I love the fact they're unable to mount properly the fish head on anything.
>>5382328Look at the bright side: we got Fishious Rend out of it
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>>5382338I mean they could go the Jurrasic park route : We fixed our mistake through genetic engineering and using the closest related species relicanth to complete it.Electro raptor needs justice tho.Such a ruined design.>>5382389And pokemon that should learn it don't for some reason.
>>5382281>>5382321>>5382403Lacking any real idea of where to start, you head back to the pokemon centre and as luck would have it, you're in time to see Mike coming out himself."I was beginning to think you got cold feet." He says as you head to the arena around the side. "We doin' this or is your girlfriend going to step in again?""Nope. This is just between you two this time." Fie says as she moves to officiate.Mike nods as he takes his mark."Kangaskhan, you're in." He says, before you've so much as talked about bets or how many pokemon.>Standard bet.>Low bet.>High bet.>One on one.>Two on two.>Three on three.>Four on four.>Five on five.>Six on six.>Doubles.>Other
>>5383181>High bet.But offer him the option to bet a TM instead. >3 on 3>Send out Syrum.
>>5383181>High Bet>Four on Four>Send out Kay O-o
>>5383181>High bet.>Four on four.
>>5383181>Low bet.>Three on three.
>>5383181>High 3on3 and bet for a TM if he has one to offer.
>>5383287>>5383347>>5383398"High bet, four on four sound good to you?" You ask, adjusting your trainer card accordingly.Mike frowns."Didn't think you'd have the balls to bet money on this." He says, taking out his own card and accepting the wager your card just sent to his.This finished, you send out Kay O-o.>Tackle>Leer>Protect>Dragon Tail>Scary Face>Headbutt>Low Kick>Dragon Dance>Aqua Tail>Aerial Ace>Rock Smash>Dragonbreath>Switch>Other
>>5383468>>Dragon DanceI hope we can tank the first move.
>>5383532Actually I'll change to>low kick
>>5383468>>Low KickWe don't have any priority moves but then again it is just regular kanga.
Rolled 35 (1d100)>>5383533>>5383583Roll.
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Rolled 95 (1d100)>>5384172too late but.
>>5384172>>5384181>>5384195>>5384245"Stomp, Kangaskhan!" Mike orders."Low Kick." You order as Kangaskhan charges at Kay O-o.They meet in the middle of the court.Kay O-o gets his sweep off first, fouling Kangaskhan's Stomp somewhat, which has the effect of bleeding some of his momentum.In the aftermath, Kangaskhan is hurt, but still up and Kay O-o is mostly alright.Unless you miss your guess, Kay O-o and Kangaskhan are about equal in experience, or there abouts.Knocking her out quick will be a big blow for Mike.>Tackle>Leer>Protect>Dragon Tail>Scary Face>Headbutt>Low Kick>Dragon Dance>Aqua Tail>Aerial Ace>Rock Smash>Dragonbreath>Switch>Other
>>5384426>>Low KickReminder that we need to learn a new Dragon move like Dual chop.
>>5384426>Low KickWith the amount of dragon type we have, can Kay O-o learn to yeet Dratini, then Kunai-shaped scales in order to learn Dragon Dart?
>>5384429>>5384549>>5384621Roll.And I mean, if you put enough time into training something, then yeah, you could.It would involve a *lot* of time though.
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>>5385016We'd probably have to learn scaleshot first and then use scales to replace the catapulted dragon ghost.
Rolled 3 (1d100)>>5385016unless this is a nat 1 Kangaskhan is down
Rolled 90 (1d100)>>5385126Close LMAO
>>5385126You almost doomed us.
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>>5385035>>5385096>>5385126>>5385218"Low Kick!" You order."Stomp!" Mike shouts at the same time.Before Kangaskhan's lifted its foot, Kay O-o has swept its legs and toppled it, knocking it out cold on the ground."Tch." Mike says. "Sneasel, you're in."Huh. Seems that dream of yours was accurate.>Tackle>Leer>Protect>Dragon Tail>Scary Face>Headbutt>Low Kick>Dragon Dance>Aqua Tail>Aerial Ace>Rock Smash>Dragonbreath>Switch>Other
>>5385274>Switch to Blitz
Rolled 2 (1d100)>>5385348>>5385463Roll
Rolled 78 (1d100)>>5385737Surely I can beat that, he thinks, tempting fate.
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>>5385737>Sneasel miss>KayO Dragon Dance sucessGuess he's miffed about being KOd by that Aron and going ahead to let of some steam by Sweeping Mike's team.
>>5385737>>5385742>>5385817>>5385856"Icy Wind, Sneasel!" Mike orders."Dragon Dance."Mike frowns as Sneasel sends a blast of cold air at Kay O-o which looks like it would've gone wide anyway, but Kay O-o still deftly turns aside from.It makes you wonder if you couldn't train Kay O-o to bake Detect or a similar move into his movements, before he's finished."Taunt." Mike orders. Apparently, he's not willing to let you set up any more than that. You don't understand what Sneasel 'says' but with how Kay O-o bristles, you can only assume it wasn't very nice.>Tackle>Leer (blocked)>Protect (blocked)>Dragon Tail>Scary Face (blocked)>Headbutt>Low Kick>Dragon Dance (blocked)>Aqua Tail>Aerial Ace>Rock Smash>Dragonbreath>Switch>Other
>>5386229>>Rock SmashQuadriple effective anyway and same BP as Low Kick due to Sneasel being a lightweight.BTW we should definitely try to get a Hisuian Sneasel at some point.
>>5386232That would involve time-fuckery as they're extinct.And while detouring through the plot of Legends: Arceus might be fun... no.
>>5386255*Dissapointed aw*Understandable.I liked the regional forms.
>>5386229>Rock Smash>>5386255>Time-fuckerygood thing Celebi and Dialga are things, aight?Did your shoulder recovered well QM?
>>5386265>>5386365>>5386494Roll.And yeah, they're all better.
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>>5386265Well, Celebi is. Not saying where, though.
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Rolled 19 (1d100)>>5387347>>5387365>>5387403Well. If that's the way he wants to do things..."Rock Smash." You order.Kay O-o is apparently completely onboard with this plan as he bounds forward as Mike orders another Icy Wind.Sneasal hasn't even drawn breath before Kay O-o has slammed into Sneasal with a tail swing into its gut though, sending it tumbling back to Mike as Kay O-o snorts in evident satisfaction, glaring at Sneasal."Settle." You chide as Mike selects his next pokemon.Kay O-o grunts. He's still riled up from that taunt clearly, but you suppose a prickly sense of pride from a Dragon-type is to be expected."Breloom, go!" Mike orders.>Tackle>Leer (blocked)>Protect (blocked)>Dragon Tail>Scary Face (blocked)>Headbutt>Low Kick>Dragon Dance (blocked)>Aqua Tail>Aerial Ace>Rock Smash>Dragonbreath>Switch>Other
>>5387415>Aerial AceEat that x4 move.
>>5387415>>Aerial AceQuadruple effective + impossible to miss + the boost from dragon dance.Mike getting swept.
Rolled 19 (1d100)>>5387415>Aerial Ace
>>5387415>Aerial AceHe's gonna Mach Punch
>>5387422Shouldn't require a roll since it always hits.>>5387428Probably not enough damage to KO KayO.Depens on OP rolling tho.
>>5387430Sorry, I just saw QM roll and automatocally put the dice in the options field, didn't even think that he didn't call for the rolls yet or that move always hit.
>>5387418>>5387419>>5387422>>5387428No, roll anyway. In this case, it's mostly in case you crit.
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>>5387422>>5387469>>5387476"Mach Punch!" Mike orders."Aerial Ace." You counter."What?!" Mike squawks as Breloom races at Kay O-o, sucker punches him, then leaps back only to get slashed diagonally by his tail as he bucks at it in response.It's not enough to knock Breloom out, but you feel another one should.A few spores shake loose from Breloom's crest, but Kay O-o seems unaffected, though he seems to have calmed down now.>Tackle>Leer>Protect>Dragon Tail>Scary Face>Headbutt>Low Kick>Dragon Dance>Aqua Tail>Aerial Ace>Rock Smash>Dragonbreath>Switch>Other
>>5387479>>Aerial AceShould be getting KayO ready to evolve soon.
>>5387484Five levels off.
>>5387488Good we should focus on battling more with him so he can grow.
Rolled 24 (1d100)>>5387483>>5387484>>5387491>>5387494Roll, if you please.
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>>5387496>>5387498>>5387501>>5387505"Counter!" Mike orders desperately."Again, Aerial Ace." You order.Once again, Kay O-o takes a diagonal swing at Breloom and knocks it sprawling, unable to move.Mike scowls, before recalling it wordlessly."Go, Staravia." He says, sounding more cautious now.Kay O-o cowers somewhat as Staravia gives him an imperious look, some of his prior aggression being tempered by caution.>Tackle>Leer>Protect>Dragon Tail>Scary Face>Headbutt>Low Kick>Dragon Dance>Aqua Tail>Aerial Ace>Rock Smash>Dragonbreath>Switch>Other
>>5387980>Rock Smashwe're not out speeding it.
>>5387980>DragonbreathKick off with a ranged paralysis
>>5387980Dragonbreath, we got intim'd
Rolled 6 (1d100)>>5388035>>5388107Roll.
Rolled 56 (1d100)>>5388145watch this 97
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>>5388145>KayO on a roll today
>>5388145Wow Mike REALLY fucking sucks at this LMAO.
>>5388802that face when you get utterly fucking swept by your rival.
>>5388145>>5388146>>5388166"Wing Attack!" Mike orders."Dragon Breath." You counter.Staravia is probably still going to be faster, even with Dragon Dance's speed boost and it can fly.Sure enough, Staravia tags Kay O-o, though to little effect from what you can tell, while in response, it gets caught full-on by the blast of indigo fire Kay O-o belches at it.In the aftermath, it's wing beats are laboured and it's shuddering, apparently having been paralysed into the bargain.>Tackle>Leer>Protect>Dragon Tail>Scary Face>Headbutt>Low Kick>Dragon Dance>Aqua Tail>Aerial Ace>Rock Smash>Dragonbreath>Switch>Other
>>5389100>Dragon DanceGet his whole team
>>5389154this is his last pokemon, its 4 on 4
>>5389154Switching to >Headbuttfor the flinch paralysis combo.Posting from PC now so different ID.
Rolled 71 (1d100)>>5389149>>5389178>>5389180Roll.
Rolled 46 (1d100)>>5389243A roll like that isn't gonna stop this sweep
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>>5389057>>5389266So... There is this french pokemon youtuber which had a sweepNDance format back in the magnetoVS time...https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UBvXFYYgjJYThat man became the biggest french pokemon streamer, baiting people to watch let's play and teaching them to play properly after
>>5389243>>5389244>>5389245>>5389266"Endeavour!" Mike orders, clearly deciding that he's still got a shot of at least knocking Kay O-o out.To Staravia's credit, it does get the move off, swooping in and slamming Kay O-o, hard, into the ground, but it has the effect of both coiling him tighter and giving him a direct shot at Staravia's gut.When he launches, he bowls Staravia over and lands it flat out on its back on the bitumen, before landing nimbly behind it, hurt, but fired up and ready for more.Mike for his part, recalls Staravia looking just a wee bit broken at having not just lost, but been swept by you, four nil by your first pokemon.>Better luck next time.>Congratulate Kay O-o.>Offer Mike some advice.>Say nothing.>Other
>>5389311>>Congratulate Kay O-o.>Well done you are almost ready to evolve too. All that hard work is paying off.>>Offer Mike some advice>I have nothing to say about the battle but i would suggest you grab your self a decent bug type that can use webs well if you are gonna hunt those greenfags. Wouldn't want to go with them to jail for accidentally murking them.
>>5389332Support.Also,>If you want to make things more interesting in the future, get a Fairy. I shouldn't be saying that, but I had a stroke of luck with dragons recently.
>>5389311>Congratulate Kay O-o.>Offer Mike some advice.
>>5389332>>5389333>>5389358>>5389398"Nice going there, Kay." You say as he all but struts back to you. "All that hard works paying off, you'll probably evolve soon, the way you're going."You pat his head then look up to see Mike standing there, stiffly.He looks like he's reining in his temper somewhat, which is unusual and honestly an improvement, but you feel compelled to give him some advice."If you're-""Shove it." Mike says, then storms off back towards the pokemon center.Honestly, compared to trying to take a swing at you, that was a big improvement.>Go after him.>Go do some shopping.>Go train more.>Go find another battle.>OtherAlso:>Heal Kay O-o yourself.>Go heal Kay O-o inside.>It'll be fine.
>>5389439>OtherGo find friends after their challenge, they should be done, right?>Heal Kay O-o yourself
>>5389439>Go after him.>Go heal Kay O-o inside.
>>5389439>Go train more.>Go heal Kay O-o inside.
>>5389439>Go train more.>>Heal Kay O-o yourself.
>>5389439>Go train more.>Heal KayOStart with teaching teaching Fluffy and Rascal Secret Power.
>>5389448>Go find friends after their challenge, they should be done, right?We already watched their battles.
Rolled 1 (1d4)>>5389454>>5389468>>5389512Odd:Go inside.Even:Heal Kay O-o yourself.
>>5389937First thing's first, you need to get Kay O-o looked at.You could probably just burn your potion supply, but there's really no point.The nurse quotes you fifteen minutes, leaving you some time to kill.Looking around, Mike is sitting at a table by himself looking thoroughly perplexed.>Do some study on your pokedex.>Go try talking to Mike again.>Talk with one of the others.>Get a head start on training.>Other
>>5389966>Go try talking to Mike again.YO. Calmed down yet?Just wanted to give you a tip on how to deal with the greenfags.Grab your self a good bug pokemon with web spinning skills to capture them with, that way you don't risk major injury or going to jail with them.They mostly stalk near gathering places for trainers so don't let them ambush you like they did with me, nearly croaked to a bike lock to the head.
>>5389966>Get a head start on training.
>>5389966>>Get a head start on training.
>>5389982>>5390033>>5390088>>5390136You don't have much else to do right now and Gareth and Holly are both intently studying their pokedexes while Fie takes a call.This in mind, you head on over to where Mike is sitting.He scowls as he sees you coming."If you're here to give me battling advice or tell me how to raise my pokemon, you can fuck off." He says bluntly."Nope. Nothing to do with battling." You assure. "Just figured you'd want to know a bit about how Team Green operates."He gives you an odd look."Why would I want to know how a bunch of dumb, underfed yuppies operate? All I've got to know is they'll fold like paper if I so much as breathe on 'em." He says dismissively.You grin despite yourself."Fair, but they don't fight fair. They're cowards.""Well, yeah." Mike says. "They wouldn't be hiding their faces otherwise.""They're also not just going to battle you. They'll gang up on you three or four to one and then try and bottle you while you're distracted." You persist.This actually get's Mike's attention."Yeah?""Yeah. One of them cracked me over the head with a bike lock. I'd probably have gotten stomped the way they were going, if it weren't for the others and my pokemon. And I had about three of them out of the fight before them.""What, with those stupid dance moves of yours?" He says skeptically."Nope. Just had a good Bug-type pokemon with me and she webbed them to the nearest building." You reply.Mike snorts. Apparently the mental image of that is as amusing to him as the memories are to you.There's just something funny about them webbed to buildings or kissing bitumen after trying to pick a fight with you."Alright then, what's your suggestion?" He asks, crossing his arms and leaning back in his seat."Get yourself a Sewaddle or any pokemon like them. Something most people are going to dismiss as not a threat." You advise. "Even better if you teach 'em Sticky Web," you add. "They're also super useful if you need a shelter in a hurry, 'cause so long as their silk is reinforced with sticks and crap, their silk'll hold up to pretty much anything short of a cyclone.""If it turn's out you're fucking with me Dicko, I'm going to break your nose." Mike warns.>Do with all that what you will.>Whatever.>Wouldn't fuck with you when there's crooks involved.>Other
>>5390159>Do with all that what you will.>Get up and leave like a prince Not sure this idiom works in english>Say over shoulder : Actual battle advice : Get a fairy type for next fight. Please make it interesting.
>>5390169>Get up and leave like a prince.Think this lost something in translation. The mental image brings to mind a 17th century british aristocrat.
>>5390209Theatral leave full of class and dignity while being clearly conscious of your superiority, despite whatever the person you're talking with or society might think.
>>5390159>>Wouldn't fuck with you when there's crooks involved.
>>5390159>When was the last time you even managed to hit me?>Anyway, I'm serious. Give those dumb assholes hell Mike.
>>5390159>Do with all that what you will.
>>5390248Don't turn us into a young master type character from a xianxia novel.
>>5390159>Wouldn't fuck with you when there's crooks involved.>>OtherOh and i don't think you need actual battle advice, just exercise with your pokemon through some games.Aight gotta go and train too.See ya cunt.
>>5390169>>5390322>>5390480>>5390978"I wouldn't fuck with you where there's crooks involved." You say seriously, before straightening. "Anyway, do with all that what you will. I don't think you need any battle advice either, just train your pokemon some more. Which exactly what I'm off to do. See ya, cunt."You hear Mike snort as you head outside to do precisely what you said you were going to.>Train Rascal (Braviary)>Train Blitz (Growlithe)>train Latias>Train Kay O-o (Jangmo-o)>Train Syurm (Sewaddle)>Train Fluffy (Eevee)>Swap for someone else>Other
>>5391000>Train Fluffy (Eevee)
>>5391000>Train Blitz (Growlithe)
>>5391000>Train Blitz (Growlithe)Start with some regular speed and strength training.
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>>5391086>>5391095>>5391104You decide to start with Blitz.He barks happily and jumps up to lick your face when he sees you, before settling when you tell him to sit.After that, you have him do some sprints up and down the court with you before you fish a tug toy out of your bag and quickly get into a tug of war with him.You go back and forth around the court for nearly fifteen minutes before Blitz finally tugs you over onto your front, knocking the wind out of you before he returns to licking your face.>Keep going.>Train someone else.>That's enough for now. Go do some shopping.>Other
>>5391283>>Train someone else.>Fluffy
>>5391283>Train someone else.Fluffy.Rope jumping with Syrums help to boost his stamina (hp).Then dodgeball to train his defense reflexes.
>>5391285>>5391385"Okay, okay." You say, sitting up and ruffling his ears. "That's all for now." You say, before recalling him and releasing Fluffy in his place.You're immediately bowled over by Fluffy, who gives a happy yip upon seeing you and taking over where Blitz left off, wringing a chuckle from you as you ruffle his short mane and wrestle with him playfully before sitting up.He settles into your lap contently, looking more like a large fluffball than not.>Just sit there and give Fluffy pats. It's been a bit.>Pats later, training now.>OtherAlso: What d'you want to train in?This is his movepool so far:TackleGrowlTail WhipHelping HandCovetBiteProtectWishHeal Bell
>>5391430>Pats later, training now.Let's leave that for the evening since we agreed on Umbreon evolution.Defense and endurance training
>>5391430>Just sit there and give Fluffy pats. It's been a bit.Can't leave our boy hanging like that.Afterwards, we can train on defense and endurance
>>5391430>Just sit there and give Fluffy pats. It's been a bit.>Pat until nightfall>Train after nightfall>??????>Win the quest
Rolled 44 (1d100)Odd>>5391434>>5391443Even>>5391446>>5391471
>>5392157So, my vote to win the quest won? Nice.
>>5392157Alright, roll please.Apologies, been both productive and busy today.
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>>5392306>>5392316>>5392377This is nice. Besides, it's been a while.You decide to just sit and give Fluffy pats for the time being, much to his contentment, to the point that soon, he's fallen asleep on your lap.You don't have to debate moving him for too long though as Gareth comes to find you."We've just finished up doing grocery shopping." He says. "Fie's kind of anxious to get a wiggle on." He explains."So, we're moving after lunch?" You guess.Gareth nods."Yeah. So, try get your shopping done and grabbing anything extra you need or want before then." He advises.>Go do the shopping now.>Check what you need.>Nah, save it for the last minute.>Other
>>5393164>Check what you need.
>>5393164>Go do the shopping now.I would assume checking on what we need would be a mostly mental process, which we can do while we're there.
>>5393164>>Go do the shopping now.>>Check what you need.Yup.Mostly resupplying dry food and pokemon supplies.Buy up a fresh batch of Pecha berries and see if there's any honey so you can pickle them in it.
>>5393164>Go do the shopping now.>Check what you need.Aren't we a bit low on balls?
>>5393202>>5393208>>5393219>>5393228Moderate amount of money (5000P)Pokedex (Which includes a smartphone.)First Aid KitPoke Balls x4Potions x4Ultra Ball x1Paralysis Heal x3Leppa Berries x3Food for a day (mostly dried or preserved)An extremely sturdy towelA really nice tentNice sleeping bagTent carpetHiking BootsSurvival KnifeHatchetShovelNylon rope 20 metresCamp Grill, pots, frying pan, utensilsTravelling clothes.A flashlight.A headlamp and caving gear.Camping shower and stall.Secret Power TMA grooming kit.Pokemon toys.There's the inventory. You used all your Pecha berries and you're basically out of food. And yeah, you're very low on poke balls.Update either later on or tomorrow. Got a bit of a headache just now.
>>5393164>Go do the shopping now.Atleast 10 pokeballs for a premium ball.Some more food and berriesSome held items I guess? We seen how good leftovers are, and Fie said how her father use a pokemon with Focus Band with a pokemon with sturdy to gatekeep trainers.
>>5393420So we grab a Focus Shash?
>>5393421I have no idea, I'm this anon >>5373120 so I never used held items.I just noticed that it's apparently important in this quest.
>>5393421maybe we can buy a knock off or Thief TM
>>5393675Thief sounds good if we find wild mons that naturally gather certain items.That said Knockoff sounds better... And more expensive.
>>5393420Roll for me.
Rolled 97 (1d100)>>5394035Rolling to not incur another concussion on the way to the shops.
>>5394038Nah, this is actually going to be a Good Thing.
Rolled 71 (1d100)>>5394035Ok.
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>>5394038>>5394086>>5394093You nod, before returning Eevee and standing up.A quick inventory of what's in your pack later and you've compiled a list of what you need.You get the food and medicine quickly enough, but as you're heading towards the counter, you notice a flyer for another store in town. One that sells evolution stones. Apparently they're having a sale today.>Ask about the store at the counter.>Take the flyer.>Other
>>5394111>Ask about the store at the counter.
>>5394111>Take the flyer.Time to evolve Fluffly.>Ask about the store after buying.
>>5394123No stone needed for Umbreon.
>>5394111>Ask about the store at the counter.Seems shady
>>5394162Ok thanks>>5394123Change to>Ask about the store at the counter.
>>5394162We do need one for Arcanine
>>5394216I stand corrected.Let's wait till after we taught Blitz the major moves he needs.Arcanine is a pain in the ass without specialized tutors.
>>5394111>Trying to evo Fluffy into not Umbreon.REEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!!
>>5394122>>5394123>>5394164>>5394173You take your groceries up to the counter and pay, before asking about the flyer."The Rock Shop?" The Cashier asks. "Bit of a fixture around here. The owner goes prospecting in her spare time looking for opals." He explains. "She's got a knack for finding evolution stones though, so she sells what she finds. Apparently she's decided it's time for a clean out, so you ought to be able to get yourself a good deal if you get in there before next week.""Alright, thanks for that." You say with a nod before starting back to the pokemon center after making note of the address.>Go check out The Rock Shop.>You have neither the time, nor the money for this.>Other
>>5394730>Go check out The Rock Shop.Apparently Arcanine needs one, so might as well get it on discount.
>>5394730>>Go check out The Rock Shop.how do we only have 5000p after a gym fight and a rival fight
>>5394739Tired and ballparking.Also, I default to payouts from the earlier games, which tend to be lower than more recent ones.Probably ought to slap another 3K on there.
>>5394730>Go check out The Rock Shop.We got the time, we'll see if we have the money.
>>5394734>>5394739>>5394804Aight, gimme a roll.You've got the address, so it won't be too hard.
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>>5394813>>5394853>>5394902It doesn't take you long to find The Rock Shop and sure enough, a sign in the window is advertising a 50% off sale.It's an old building, apparently once having been the town mining exchange.When you go in, you can smell dust and metal.There're displays of semi-precious stones along with a display of evolution stones in a case with a thick perspex lid.There're also horseshoes on sale and riding tack.Behind the counter is a woman in a broadbrimmed hat with gnarled, sun-bronzed skin who gives you a pleasant smile as she looks up from the fossil she's painstakingly cleaning up."Good morning." She says in a slightly coarse voice. "You just here to have a look around or can I help you with something?">Just here to look.>I was hoping to buy some stones, actually.>Other
>>5395007>>I was hoping to buy some stones, actually.>>OtherAm I allowed to take out my eevee here or is it forbidden? I'd like to check what it would like to become; maybe he'll check out sun stones (Espeon), dusk stones(Umbreon), or shiny stones (Nympheon)...Also, I'd love a fire stone.
>>5395007>>5395009[Hey QM do you have fakemons? Like Data-type Eevee https://pempyrean.fandom.com/wiki/Cybereon or fake-mega like mega-eevee https://wiki.p-insurgence.com/Eevee_(Pok%C3%A9mon)#Mega_Eevee https://wiki.p-insurgence.com/Protean_Maxima_(Ability) )
>>5395010No, I'm kind of a purist.It's come up before and while people have cool concepts, it's just not something I've ever been able to get into.
>>5395009Espeon and Umbreon evolve without stone. You get Espeon by leveling up with friendship during the day and the same for Umbreon but at night. I'm guessing Nympheon is supposed to be Sylveon , the fairy evolution which you get by Eevee a Fairy-type move and having at least two levels of Affection (Generations VI and VII), or high friendship (Generation VIII), except in areas with a Moss Rock or Ice Rock.
>>5395007>I was hoping to buy some stones, actually.A fire stone for Blitz.
>>5395034I know, I just want a roleplay reason for our not-kittyDoggy pokemon to choose his own adventure
>>5395007>I was hoping to buy some stones, actually.
>>5395100Aaah gotcha, sorry for the unnecessary explanation
>>5395009>>5395052>>5395116"I was hoping to buy some stones, actually." You reply. "A Fire Stone and I was wondering if I could have a look around with my Eevee-"The woman cuts you off."If you bring that Eevee out in here, I'll wring your neck." She warns sharply. "I've had too many kids whinging about their Eevee evolving spontaneously in here or refusing to pay for a stone that went spent on the shelf." "Oh... Alright." You say awkwardly, then clear your throat. "Anyway, do you have any Fire Stones?""I turn them up decently often." She says. Just in that case there in the corner." She says, leaning over the counter and pointing with a probe at the case in question.You gape at the price listed on the case. It's hefty to say the least, even with a fifty percent discount.Still she has them and they are discounted, so it might be better to grab it and be done with it.There seems to be more than just evolution stones in here though, so maybe it'd be worth having a look around.>Grab the Fire Stone and go.>Take a look at what else is available.>Go talk with Fluffy about what he wants to evolve into.>Other
>>5396096>Go talk with Fluffy about what he wants to evolve into.
>>5396096>Go talk with Fluffy about what he wants to evolve into.I'd like to look at the rest of the stock too (though I'm assuming it's stuff like King's Rocks and Hard Stones) but I do want to hear from Fluffy first.
>>5396096>Go talk with Fluffy about what he wants to evolve into."I know I've been talking about you becoming Umbreon but you don't [b]Have to[/b]"
>>5396107>>5396116>>5396123Before anything, you decide you need to talk with Fluffy.You head outside and around the corner before releasing Fluffy, who stretches and looks up at you curiously."Hey, bud." You say, ruffling his ears as you crouch down. "I know I've said I want you to evolve into an Umbreon, but you don't have to." You say.Fluffy flicks an ear as he gives you a curious look as you take out a pokedex and start going through the various evolutions with him.He doesn't seem particularly interested in Jolteon or Flareon, but he examines Vaporeon curiously, along with Umbreon and Espeon when you get to it and actually shrinks back when he sees Sylveon.>Go buy a Water Stone.>If Fluffy evolves day or night, you'll be happy for him.>Go have a look around the shop.>Just get the Fire Stone and go.>Other
>>5396180>>If Fluffy evolves day or night, you'll be happy for him.Seems like you do like Umbreon afterall. The spots on Umbreons fur glow bright with Moonlight.Show him a video of Umbreon using Flash and Glare.
>>5396180>>If Fluffy evolves day or night, you'll be happy for him.>Shrinks back when he sees Sylveon.Cause that thing is a walking flag for a certain group of people of contagiously retard ideology? >>5396208Supporting. If fluffy's down for it let's take every day one hour in the night to train and bond with him.
>>5396180>If Fluffy evolves day or night, you'll be happy for him.>Just get the Fire Stone and go.So he is ok with Umbreon or Espeon, good. Get the fire stone so Blitz can become an Arcanine and let's get this show on the road, just remember to keep it far away from Fluffy so he doesn't accidently evolve into Flareon.
>>5396180>If Fluffy evolves day or night, you'll be happy for him.>Go have a look around the shop.I'd ask about Leafeon and Glaceon, but those are presumably still environment-based evolutions and we wouldn't know where to start in that regard.
>>5396252I actually didn't think of that. I am wheezing now though. Thank christ I wasn't drinking anything when I read that.>>5396277Yeah, they're still environment-based.
>>5396289So I take it next time we fight Team Green there's going to be a few Sylveons on their teams?
>>5396293Maybe.The issue there is, for a trainer to have a Sylveon, the Eevee has to actually like said Trainer.And considering how Team Green's inspiration are...I doubt they're actually any good as caretakers, if you catch my drift.'Vegan diets for cats' level retardation a happy pokemon does not make.
>>5396388Unless the pokemon is just as insane and on its way to become a ghost type.
>>5396180>If Fluffy evolves day or night, you'll be happy for him.
>>5396388They can always trade (illegally buy), or "liberate" one.Like PETA stealing people's pets and putting them down, except Team Green kills theirs through neglect.
>>5396638I like it.
>>5397015Imagine us turning their mons against them simply by tossing them a chunk of meat...
>>5396252>>5396255>>5396277Taking Fluffy's reactions as indicators, you guess you'll be happy with Umbreon or Espeon.You definitely have a preference, but you'll be happy for him whichever way he ends up choosing."Alright. It's your choice either way, bud." You say, petting him again before returning him before heading back to the shop.You buy the Fire Stone first of all before having a look around.The woman running the shop has certainly accrued quite a collection.You're not sure what half the stones and rocks on display are or what they do, but a few questions get you an idea of what she has and what they do.The colourful quartz clusters along the wall have an effect on moves like Sunny Day, Rain Dance and Sandstorm, extending the effects of said moves, while the small, dense haemetite chunks on the shelf below it are Hard Stones, which are apparently loved by Rock-Type pokemon and boost the power of Rock moves.On the opposite wall, a collection of convoluted crown-like rocks turn out to be King's Rocks, which are required for the evolution of certain pokemon and also apparently boost the effectiveness of moves that cause flinching like Headbutt, which makes sense looking at how jagged some of them are.>Buy a King's Rock.>Buy a Heat\Smooth\Wet Rock.>Buy a Hard Stone.>Buy another evolution stone.>Other
>>5397191>>OtherThank the shopkeeper and head out
>>5397191>OtherHead out.We have no use for any of these.Time to buy supplies and head off.Fie is likely in a rush to get to her gym.We can probably talk her into letting us use the training field in after hours so we can take the 2 weeks to train Latias and teach our mons moves.
>>5397245>>5397348There's definitely some interesting stuff in the shop, but it's all pretty expensive, even with the discount.Besides, you're wasting daylight you could be using to make tracks for Saltcoast City.You thank the woman behind the counter then head out.Sure enough, the others are packed and getting a little training in when you get backed.Fie wastes no time in helping you pack your groceries before you head for the edge of town."What kept you?" She asks as you walk."There was a sale at a boutique that sells evolution stones." You explain."Ah." Fie nods. "Yeah, I know the one. It's a nice little store. There's another like it in Blackstump Town that has a different selection as well." She adds. "What'd you buy?""A Fire Stone.""Nice. For your Growlithe?" Gareth asks.You nod."I'll use it once he's gotten some more training." You say."That's probably a good idea." Fie agrees. "There's nothing quite as destructive as an Arcanine that still thinks it's a little Growlithe pup. Or one that's not quite gotten basic obedience down. Your little guy is good, but you're going to want to keep an eye on him for the time being.""I'll do that." You assure.It's cloudy today, but it's not going to rain, if you're any judge.Route 3 is on the short side as well, so you could probably make Saltcoast City tomorrow night if you pushed.>Just focus on getting to Saltcoast City.>Keep an eye out for trainers to battle.>Keep an eye out for pokemon.>OtherAlso: Roll if you're looking for trainers or pokemon.
Map for reference of where you are and where you're going.You're presently at 3 and you're headed for 4.
Rolled 80 (1d100)>>5397360>Keep an eye out for trainers to battle.Momey and experience
Rolled 54 (1d100)>>5397360>>Keep an eye out for pokemon.
>>5397360>Just focus on getting to Saltcoast City.Fie is in a rush. Best get there before she's in trouble. Maybe we can do volouteer work at the gym and learn a bit
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Rolled 66 (1d100)>>5397360>Keep an eye out for trainers to battle.
>>5397360>Keep an eye out for trainers to battle.
>>5397364>>5397519>>5397592Even though it's cloudy, it's a nice day.As you head out of Silveridge Town, you're greeted by scrubland again, though the pokemon here aren't quite as obvious as on Route 2.You don't see many, but you can hear a lot of Flying types in the bushes and trees.You've been walking for about an hour by the time you see another person and in this case, it's a couple out for a stroll:An older gentleman and a younger woman almost but not quite hanging off his arm.>Challenge the Gentleman.>Challenge the Beauty.>Leave them be.>Other
>>5398076>Challenge the Gentleman.
>>5398076>>Challenge them to a double battle
>>5398076>Challenge them to a double battle
>>5398208>>5398297>>5398311As you approach, the woman waves to you."Hey, you guys trainers?" She asks. "Any of you wanna battle?""I'm game." You admit. "How about we make things interesting though. Are you a trainer?" You ask, addressing the older man."I am and if you're suggesting what I think you are, my boy, you are on." He says.>Ask Gareth if he wants to be your partner.>Ask Holly if she wants to be your partner.>1v2 them.>High bet.>Standard bet.>Low Bet.>Two of your pokemon vs one each of theirs.>One pokemon each.>Other
>>5398383>>Ask Gareth if he wants to be your partner.>Standard bet.
>>5398383>>Ask Gareth if he wants to be your partner.>Standard bet.>One eachSyrum could use the level up to evolve.
>>5398383>Ask Gareth if he wants to be your partner.>Standard bet.>One pokemon each.
>>5398383>Ask Gareth if he wants to be your partner.>Standard bet.>Two of your pokemon vs one each of theirs.
>>5398386>>5398387>>5398408>>5398418"You up for a battle, Gareth?" You ask."Sounds like a plan to me." He agrees."One pokemon each, standard bet." You offer the pair."That's agreeable." The gentleman concedes as he and the woman select their pokemon.You go off the side of the road and Fie takes position to officiate while Holly watches beside her while you and Gareth take your marks.>Go Rascal (Braviary)>Go Blitz (Growlithe)>Go Latias>Go Kay O-o (Jangmo-o)>Go Syurm (Sewaddle)>Go Fluffy (Eevee)
>>5398447>>Go Syurm (Sewaddle)
>>5398447>Go Blitz (Growlithe)
>>5398447>Go Syurm (Sewaddle)
>>5398450>>5398488>>5398544>>5399258You all release simultaneously or as close to as you can manage and when the pops from poke balls opening have faded, you've sent out Syurm, Gareth has sent out Riolu and the Gentleman and Beauty have sent out an Umbreon and Seadra respectively.>Tackle>String shot>Protect >Sticky Web>Electro Web>Toxic>Toxic Spikes>Synthesis>Secret Power>Razor Leaf>Other
Rolled 78, 94, 62 = 234 (3d100)>>5399332First roll is for Gareth, second for the Gentleman and third for the Beauty.
>>5399332>Electro WebSPEED CONTROL, SPEED CONTROL, SPEED CONTROL, thats the name of the game
>>5399353>>5399496>Electro webI think we might get stomped. Oh well.>After the fight, ask the gentleman if we can introduce our Eevee to Umbreon
>>5399353>>5399496>>5399506Rattle me some bones.
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>>5399334>>5399546>>5399584>>5399615There's a beat where everyone takes in the field, before orders are given."Syurm, Electro Web!" You order."Counter, Riolu." Gareth orders."Umbreon, Assurance on Riolu.""Bubblebeam, Seadra!"Oddly enough, Syurm is first off the mark and lobs a arcing, glittering web of golden silk at Umbreon and Seadra as the latter pelts Riolu and her with bubbles.Umbreon doesn't seem too badly hurt by the shock, but Seadra is another story with how it cries out and sways in the aftermath.In the aftermath, Umbreon bounds up to Riolu and shoulder-checks him, sending him staggering and swaying, before Riolu's counterpunch skids it back past the Gentleman, completely knocked out though Riolu looks like a light breeze could knock him over as a result of the attack.Apparently these two actually take training semi-seriously.>Tackle>String shot>Protect>Sticky Web>Electro Web>Toxic>Toxic Spikes>Synthesis>Secret Power>Razor Leaf>Other
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>>5400326>>5400333>>5400422"Quick Attack!" Gareth orders."Razor Leaf!" You say simultaneously."Dragonbreath that Riolu!" The Beauty orders simultaneously as her beau recalls his Umbreon.Riolu dashes forward and tags Seadra, before before promptly being blasted in the face with indigo fire.It's looking rough in the aftermath and Syurm's Razor Leaf puts it down hard as Gareth recalls his pokemon, leaving Syurm the only one left on the field, more or less fine, except for the Bubblebeam.The couple stair at you, dumbfounded."Well now, I can't say I was expecting that." The Gentleman says with a chuckle. "I was expecting your friend's Riolu to be the main offense, rather than that little Sewaddle." He says.You're about to reply when Sewaddle begins to glow.Her outline wavers and grows outwards before quickly settling, then the light fades and in her place is a Swadloon."Wow, congrats." The beauty says as she tends to her Seadra, which wakes up groggily from its short stint unconscious.>Congratulate Syurm.>Thank the couple for the battle.>Other
>>5400519>Congratulate Syurm.>Ask the gentleman if Fluffy could meet his Umbreon >>Thank the couple for the battle.Wish them a pleasant journey or honeymoon depending on whether they are wearing wedding bands or not.
>>5400519>Thank the couple for the battle.
>>5400519>>Congratulate Syurm.>>Thank the couple for the battle.
>>5400570>>5400596>>5400611>>5400653"Look at you." You say as you pick Syurm up with a grunt. "Aw, you got heavy." You manage as you put her back down carefully.She gives you a semi-sleepy look before promptly nodding off.You guess she'll be doing that a lot for the time being.Shaking your head, you return her with a smile before looking at the man with a vague thought to asking if you can introduce Fluffy to his Umbreon."Something on your mind, son?" He asks, catching your look."Oh, just a thought. I've got an Eevee myself, I was just thinking..." You say a little awkwardly."Of socialising them with my Umbreon?" The man guesses with a knowing look. "Ordinarily, that wouldn't be much of an issue, but I'd wager that you'd all like to get a move on and to do that properly, Umbreon would have to be in a state for it, which at present, he's not." He says drolly.You nod with a grimace."Fair." You agree."No need to be sheepish for a battle like that. Either of you." The man says, looking between you and Gareth. "Still, my daughter and I had best be leaving." He adds."Alright, see you." You reply before you part ways.When they're out of earshot, Holly starts giggling.>What?>Just leave her be.>Talk with Gareth about the battle.>Other
>>5401563>>What?>You also believed he was her sugar daddy? Am I a bad person for thinking that?>Good job Gareth. Riolu is showing good progresses.
>>5401563>Just leave her be.>Come on let's head on.
Ok, I figured it out. Holly knows the girl and his happy she was not spotted.
>>5401563>Just leave her be.
>>5401573>>5401617Whatever she finds so funny, she doesn't seem inclined to volunteer it to everyone, so you decide to leave her be.You've got a long way to walk yet and only so much daylight to be going on with.>Ask Fie about good camping spots.>Talk with Holly.>Talk with Gareth.>Look for pokemon.>Other
>>5402507>>Ask Fie about good camping spots.
>>5402507>Ask Fie about good camping spots.Page 10 warning, BTW
>>5402534Yeah, next update is going to be a new thread.