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 made camp after cleaning up after team green, went on a night time bushwalk, caught a Murkrow, missed catching a Rowlet, helped Gareth catch another Rowlet, made it to Saltcoast City and fought off Team Green.
>>5447239>>5447408>>5447412>>5449153"Actually, I do." You confirm. "I've got a bit of a daily schedule worked out for myself, but I'm wondering what you two have got planned." you admit, addressing Holly and Gareth."For my part, training. And a lot of it." Gareth says. "And not just in the same sense as you, I kind of need to get to know my team better as well." He adds.This is pretty reasonable. Gareth hasn't exactly been slacking, but the training he has in mind is a good deal more specialised than what you generally do."I um... I think I'll be doing the same." Holly says. "I've not really... you know, been training much." She admits."Hey, it's alright, now's the perfect time and place for it." You assure. "As for me, like I said: I've got a bit of a schedule worked out. So, I'm going to help here at the gym in the morning, then after lunch, spend the afternoon at the beach and as for today, help with the shopping in the evening." You add. "If Fie's going to put us up for the time being, it's only fair we pay board and help with food and whatnot."Gareth and Holly nod, no arguments from then."Alright then." Fie says. "If you're looking to help around the gym, you can grab Sage and Blitz and do preliminary battles, or help show kids coming in the basics of training." She suggests. "Either way would be a big help." She adds.>Opt for preliminary battles.>Opt for showing beginners the basics.>Alternate.>Other
>>5449172>Alternate.Aw yeah, this should be fun.
>>5449172>>Opt for preliminary battles.>OtherIf the other gym trainers ask i'll switch with them.I can also tutor some camping safety.
>>5449176>>5449178>>5449214"I think I'll alternate." You say after a moment's thought. "I'll do battles today and basics tomorrow and so on.""Sounds like a good idea to me." Fie agrees.>Roll.
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>>5449231>>5449234>>5449245Once you've finished breakfast, Fie shows you where her PC is so you can swap someone for Sage.All things being equal, you settle on Kay O-o, considering he's been working hard as of late.Swapping him back when you head for the beach seems like the best policy besides.This done, you head on down to see Fie. She leads you to a room modeled after a bush campsite."Right, so remember how I said I didn't have any good ideas on anything I could challenge you with?" She asks."Yeah?""Well, your job in here is to get challengers to build a proper, safe campfire. They fuck up, you battle them and show 'em what they did wrong. If they just flat out don't know how to light a match, walk 'em through the whole way, then send 'em on through to the next room." She says.>Easy enough.>Sure.>I guess I'll take this as a compliment.>Other(Jumped the gun a bit.)
>>5450227>>I guess I'll take this as a compliment.
>>5450227>Sure.>Campfire safety is importantWe did it with those rich guys back then and it went ok.
>>5450227>Sure.>Should I try to level my fighting skill with how many badges they have?Not entirely sure how Gyms operate in this region. Is there a specific level for certain Gyms, or do Gym Trainers/Leaders go about it in a case-by-case basis?
>>5450227>Sure>I'm guessing I keep the challenge to a 1 on 1 for the trainers without badges?We should secure a good branch/staff for Sage already.Carve it into a hiking stick or something.
>>5450288>>5450365>>5450438"Sure. I can do that." You assure. "Campfire safety is important." You add.Fie nods."Yeah. Now as to the actual battles... challengers with two or three badges, Sage and Blitz will be perfect, but for challengers with one badge or four or higher, the gym has a few League pokemon you can use against them. You can use up to three pokemon against a challenger but you don't have to. The goal is to wear 'em down if they screw up, not to beat 'em outright, but no stress if that happens." She explains."Okay, that's easy enough." You assure."Cool. Any questions?" She asks.>Do you have any spare branches or staves for Sage?>Is there a specific level for particular gyms or is it on a case by case basis?>Other
Apologies for the slow updates. The cold's gone but the asthma hasn't settled down and that's what's really been wiping me out lately.
>>5451924>>Do you have any spare branches or staves for Sage?>>Is there a specific level for particular gyms or is it on a case by case basis?
>>5451924>Is there a specific level for particular gyms or is it on a case by case basis?I think we can manage to find our own stick for her. Don't want to mooch off of Fie too much. But then again it is just a stick.>>5451925No worries, just take care of yourself. Hope you feel better soon, Busy.
>>5451925Take care QM
>>5451924>Do you have any spare branches or staves for Sage?>Is there a specific level for particular gyms or is it on a case by case basis?
>>5451925I suggest you do abdominal breathing exercises. Helped me after a drowning incident.>>5452726+1
>>5451943>>5452022>>5452726>>5452759"Hm... D'you have any spare branches or staves for Sage?" You ask after a moment's thought."I do. Whether she'd accept any of them is another matter. Braixen are picky with their sticks." Fie replies. "We can try though. "Anything else?"Is there a specific level of experience for particular gyms or is it a trainer by trainer basis that challenges are based on?""Trainer by trainer." Fie replies. "Mostly. I mostly waive trainers through the challenge portion of my gym if they've done the circuit for a year or two, but sometimes, I'll send 'em on through for revision. In that sort of case, I'll provide you with a team to use when they inevitably fuck up." She adds with a smirk.You can't help but chuckle at that."Anyway, all set? We can match staves between challengers." She says.>Sounds good.>Not just yet.>Let's see if Sage won't pick a stave before we start.>Other
>>5453924>Let's see if Sage won't pick a stave before we start.
>>5453924>Sounds good.A rookie challenger for Blitz sounds about right.
>>5454003>>5454303>>5454470"Sounds good."You agree."Okay, we'll be opening soon. Good luck."With that, she leaves you in the room she's assigned you for this campfire education bit.It sure looks like a firetrap: Lots of leaf litter everywhere, though there's some rocks around you can use to ring it and a short kick at the floor reveals that it's nice, sandy substrate.Seems like she'd rather make things relatively easy for challengers learning the ropes - and fair enough - but it makes you smile nostalgically remembering the first firepit you dug. In parched, black clay. In the rain.Maybe you ought to broach the topic with her later...You're interrupted as your pokedex pings.It's got a short message to the effect of 'no badges, just starting out.'This is followed shortly by a girl of maybe fourteen entering through what you assume is the main entrance to the room, looking around nervously before she clears her throat."Um... wh-what's the challenge here?" She asks.>You've got to make a campfire.>Show me how you'd build a campfire. If you do it wrong, we battle.>Ask Fie for direction.>Other
>>5455947>Show me how you'd build a campfire. If you do it wrong, we battle.Being straightforward will give her an idea of what to expect. It might be bad if she screws up and we spring a battle on her.
>>5455947>Show me how you'd build a campfire. If you do it wrong, we battle.Yeah, better not leave anything out.
>>5455947>Show me how you'd build a campfire. If you do it wrong, we battle.
>>5455947>>Show me how you'd build a campfire. If you do it wrong, we battle.If you do right, but you want a bit training, we can still battle, so don't mess up on purpose
>>5455974>>5455978>>5456045>>5456460>>5457149"Easy. Show me how you'd build a campfire. If you do it wrong, we battle. If you get it right and want to train a bit, we can still battle, so don't worry about messing up." You explain.The girl gulps and nervously starts piling sticks."Um... like this, right?" She asks anxiously.>Nope.>That your final answer?>I'll show you the right way after this battle.>Other
>>5457176Looks passable but could do better and won't do her any good under bad weather due to being fuel intensive.It doesn't need to roar like that, a weaker flame will spread out heat better and consume less fuel, also the wood needs too be stacked a bit further from the open flame to prevent accidental wildfires.>>I'll show you the right way after this battle.
>>5457176>That your final answer?Is the pic the campfire the girl made?
>>5457176I'm not knowing much about fire safety, but the leaves and lack of rock pit is concerning.>I'll show you the right way after this battle.
>>5457176>>I'll show you the right way after this battle.
>>5457176>I'll show you the right way after this battle.
OP just a heads up seems like Scarlet/Violet will have Hisuian for es available so you won't be able to count them as extinct.We naturally wont be able to get a tediursa, Hisuian Growlithe or the augurite necessary for kleavor but Basculin, Statler and Sneasel lines should be feasible.
>>5457176>That your final answer?if so>I'll show you the right way after this battle.
>>5457182Nope, just a picture.>>5457524Huh, okay. That's certainly neat and I'll have to think on what to do with it.
>>5457201>>5457227>>5457314>>5457180"I'll show you the right way after this battle." You reply.She deflates, before releasing a mudkip."Two on two." You say. "Low bet." You add before sending out one of the League pokemon Fie gave you. A Sizzlipede as it turns out.You get the feeling that Fie's decided to see whether Syurm is a fluke or whether you can get similar results with other bug pokemon."Right." The girl says, looking at you nervously as though she's expecting you to body her rather than battle.>Go easy on her.>Do your best to win. Even with the handicap.>Other
>>5459404>Go easy on her.We're supposed to make sure that the trainers don't lose heart. It wouldn't do her any good if we just swept her whole team in what's obviously her first Gym.
>>5459404>Go easy on her.
>>5459404>OtherSteady battle and pause at times if it looks like she's struggling.It's meant to be a a learning experience. Start with smokescreen and then attack with ember, the lesson is fire safety so she should learn from that even if she has type advantage.
>>5459404>Go easy on her.>Where did you catch that Mudkip? I'm dreaming of getting one since I started my trip
OP you alive? (probably just playing the leaks)
>>5459404>Go easyKeep a steady pace between smokescreen and ember while giving her hints through talking fire safety like preventing a fire from spreading by spreading water or sand from the ground up etc.
>>5459411>>5459472>>5459555>>5459891>>5461342>>5462056>>5463006You decide to take it relatively easy on the kid.That's not to say you just give her a pity victory, you make her earn it, but afterward, her Mudkip is only battered, rather than barely up.It was a long battle as they go, however. Even with a distinct disadvantage in typing, you still had Smokescreen to give you some breathing room and Bite to do some damage with.Coupled with a Vulpix with Disable, Quick Attack and Will-o-Wisp, when you recalled said Vulpix, the girl cheered in elation as though she'd just beaten Fie instead of the random schmuck teaching campfire safety you actually are in the grand scheme of things."Okay, I said I'd show you the right way to build a campfire, so watch closely." You say as you tend your own battered pokemon before starting by clearing all the leaf litter, then digging a pit with a convenient rock, then edging the pit with the rest of the rocks and filling it in from there, ensuring the girl's watching the whole way through."Oh. Ohhh, right. The way I did it..." She says sheepishly."That's right." You confirm. "You got any friends waiting outside for you?" You ask.The girl nods."Yeah, my brother's done this all before. He's way better at this stuff than I am." She adds.You nod."Just be careful out there and make sure he doesn't get sloppy." You advise. "On to the next room with you. And good luck." You say, then start. "Oh, by the way..." You begin."Hm?" The girl asks, pausing at the door to the next room."Where'd you catch that Mudkip?" You ask. "I've kind of wanted to try catching one myself since I started my own journey.""Oh, just in the Mangroves on Route 4. They're kind of shy, but you might get lucky." The girl replies."Thanks."The rest of the battles of the morning take a similar pattern, with the older trainers generally passing the test with flying colours, with the exception of obvious city kids who you assume mostly stick to taking the train and the boats everywhere from how they act.They're mostly one, two or three badge challengers and the two and three badge trainers in particular have a tendency to get caught off guard by Blitz and Sage, to the point you - quite by accident - win a couple of them, sending them back to the start of the challenge.It's excellent training and by the time lunch rolls around, Blitz and Sage are absolutely exhausted."Not bad at all out there, Alex." Fie says as she comes and leads you to the apparent staff room. "Maybe ease up a little more with the fresh challengers though, that first girl looked like you absolutely put her through the wringer." She advises.>Sorry, I thought I was going easy on her.>Explain you were just making use of all the moves the two beginner pokemon had.>Uh... what would you consider 'going easy' on a new trainer?>Other
>>5463005I'm alive, just was struggling with how to gloss a morning full of battles without making this ultra-grindy.As it stands, going to go with a level each for Blitz and Sage out of the morning's training and that's going to remain consistent for every morning you spend as a Gym Trainer.
>>5463022>Sorry, I thought I was going easy on her.>Uh... what would you consider 'going easy' on a new trainer?Fie definitely has more experience when dealing with this sort of thing.
>>5463022>Sorry, I thought I was going easy on her.>Uh... what would you consider 'going easy' on a new trainer?
>>5463022>Sorry, I thought I was going easy on her.I even dropped hints mid battle to help her dealing with the smoke and flames, tho using vulpix with confuse ray and disable was probably too much.
>>5463025That's a nice way to keep pace. I'm assuming they will learn the moves appropriate to their level on their own.So Growlithe will be around lvl 30ish after 2-4 weeks, strong enough to learn close combat, outrage and crunch.
>>5464888Basically. I was going to do dice rolls, but it was either going to be too little or too much.A level a day mightn't sound like much, but yeah, over that sort of time-frame it adds up to those two winding up roughly on par with Kay O-o.Also, I'm glad we settled on montage with highlights, because day by day would've seen me taking up neck-roping I think.
>>5464892yeah, montage is good.And it open the possibility on running on someone we fighted with off-screen on the road.
>>5463028>>5463065>>5463074>>5463186>>5463193"Sorry, I thought I was going easy on her." You reply, then it occurs to you that actually getting Fie's definition of 'going easy' might be a good call. "Uh... what would you consider to be going easy on a new trainer, then?" You ask.Fie shrugs."Job if you have to." She says. "Just use damaging moves, especially ones that aren't that effective. Throw in obstructionate moves like Smokescreen and Growl and crap, sure, but don't go as hard as you like to on them. Limit how much you use stuff like Protect and ease up with Vulpix a little as well." She adds. "Of course, if you've got a really obnoxious brat on your hands, then go to town, but otherwise, your job in the case of battling a rookie, generally, is to get some confidence into them.""Okay, I'll keep that in mind then." You assure. "What about with regards to the other trainers who've come through so far?" You ask."You're doing a good job there and the times you won, I can't fault you. You're using Blitz and Sage in the right bracket and there's nothing in the rules saying that you have to use League pokemon when you're acting as a Gym Trainer, so all I can say is keep up the good work." She says."Thanks.""So, what's the plan after lunch?" She asks curiously.>Well, if you've still got those challengers around, I could do a camping seminar.>Beach time. Going to teach everyone Secret Power and have some fun.>Training with Holly or Gareth.>Going to stick with some training today.>Shopping. Anything that I ought to look for?>Other
>>5464916>Beach time. Going to teach everyone Secret Power and have some fun.She's going to tear us a new one if we don't rest and take it easy
>>5464916>Beach time. Going to teach everyone Secret Power and have some fun.Let's stick to the plan. After this we're going shopping with Fie to help her later on in the evening.
>>5464916>Beach time. Going to teach everyone Secret Power and have some fun.OP might be a good idea to include our weekly earnings from battles, that you can roll for.Something like low roll= in the hundreds, high roll= around 10 k
>>5464966That's actually not a bad idea.
>>5464916>Beach time. Going to teach everyone Secret Power and have some fun.
>>5464916>Beach time. Going to teach everyone Secret Power and have some fun.>>5464993just don't forget the family cut.
>>5464966>>5464993Right, so that roll will be after the first day while I summarise the events of the rest of the week.Also, sorry for the lack of updates, life's been ever so slightly fucked the past couple of weeks and it's been hard to maintain any sort of motivation.
>>5468021It happens. Take care.
>>5468021Its alright op.So long as the quest continues on we dont mind waiting.Thats the good part about this board, it is slow.
>>5468021No worries OP, try to rest.
>>5464919>>5464931>>5464966>>5465073>>5465175>>5465407"I'm off to the beach." You say. "Going to teach everyone Secret Power and have some fun.""There we go." Fie says approvingly. "You want to get Sage a stave now or tonight?" She asks.>Try matching a stave now. It shouldn't take long, right? (Roll)>Tonight.>Maybe later.>Other
Rolled 50 (1d100)>>5470802>Try matching a stave now. It shouldn't take long, right? (Roll)I'm guessing this is a d100 roll.
Rolled 94 (1d100)>>5470802>>matching a stave now. It shouldn't take long, right? (Roll)
Rolled 60 (1d100)>>5470802>Try matching a stave now. It shouldn't take long, right? (Roll)Although I'd love some alone-time with Fie we agreed we won't as long as she's in gym-duty
>>5470802>Try matching a stave now. It shouldn't take long, right? (Roll)
>>5470808Well guess we found just the right one.
>>5470847We an do evening dates or arrange something while we're free for when she goes on breaks (home-cooked lunch etc, small things).
>>5470944That's honestly a good idea.
>>5470807>>5470808>>5470847>>5470861"Let's do it now." You agree releasing Sage who immediately shifts and begins fidgeting immediately.She's been like that all morning, but as you follow Fie towards the back of the Gym and into a smallwood shed, she goes from fidgeting to practically vibrating as Fie opens up a locker full of long sticks, before all but diving in when Fie steps aside."What's all this for?" You ask as Sage hefts, twirls and tests the sticks on offer one after another."Fire safety classes for class visits, open days for new trainers and that sort of thing." Fie says. "There's actually one on this Saturday if you wouldn't mind helping out." She adds.>Sure.>I was actually thinking of going to the Barrier Islands on the weekend.>I was actually thinking of going bush walking on the weekend.>Other
>>5474364>>Sure.Alex only weakness. Impossibility to say "No" to Fie.
Hey OP just a suggestion on what image you can use for Fie's mom...The History teacher from Scarlet/Violet.
>>5475338I'm not sure if she'd fit the role. Isn't Fie's mom more about how to deal with the media and sociable than slightly-bookish and fascinated with legends?Correct me if I'm wrong, but it's also implied she has lots of connections here in this region. She'd have to of lived here for a while to make them.
>>5475355She's a shipping inspector.Sharp suit, stern bearing, severe hairdo. Also, the Flying-type Gym Leader.I've not actually found a good picture of her, but a close approximation would be Cynthia with her hair palette swapped to red.
>>5475390>Sharp suit, stern bearing, severe hairdo.>but a close approximation would be Cynthia with her hair palette swapped to red.Ah, she doesn't fit being Raifort at all.And thanks for clearing it up Busy, I though she was some sort of media person.
>>5475408It's a ways into the future. Might as well share.
>>5475390>>5475408So looks-wise Erza Scarlet...>Flying type Gym leader>Ex-husband is Fighting type leader>Daughter Fire type leader>Son Normal type leader (likely has a lot of bird mons thus the Normal type part being a joke)Considering that Gyms wield considerable political, economic and military influence...Damn that family is stacked.Alex marrying into the illuminati circle.
>>5474370>>5474376>>5474421>>5474500"Sure." You say.The longer you spend around Fie, the more you realise that you have a really hard time saying 'no' to her."Thanks, Alex. An extra pair of hands at these things is a gift from Arceus." Fie says with feeling. "Anyway, seems like Sage has a stick she's happy with."It does indeed look that way with how Sage is twirling a fairly hefty cypress branch around with evident delight."I'll see you later on." Fie says. "You taking Gareth and Holly with you?">Take Gareth.>Take Holly.>Take them both.>Nah, let them have a day to themselves. You'll be fine.>Other
>>5478828>Take them both.Inviting our buds to the beach seems like fun.
>>5478828>>Take them both.
>>5478828>>Take them both.Gareth needs to learn how to chill mid day and take a nap in the shade.Holly should need help with loosening up from the traveling stress.>Make sure we take Nica and Blitz to the beach and keep to the family centered areas because her aura senses could overwhelm her if she has to deal with hyperactive teens and old creeps
>>5478828>Take them both.
>>5478828>Nah, let them have a day to themselves. You'll be fine.
>>5478831>>5478833>>5478940>>5478988"Yeah. You're right, a day out ought to be just the thing for all of us." You say.You quickly round Gareth and Holly up, Gareth seemingly indifferent to the idea but acquiescent none the less, while Holly is more hesitant."I didn't exactly pack my bathing suit." She says when you ask her why she's not a fan of the idea.>No worries, we'll do some shopping.>Neither did I. You don't have to go swimming.>You can stay back if you prefer.>Other
>>5481668>Neither did I. You don't have to go swimming.>You can stay back if you prefer.
>>5481668>Neither did I. You don't have to go swimming.>But if you want, we can do shopping>Unless this is a pretext, and you have other... reasons, maybe avoiding recognition?
>>5481668I have a feeling she just wants to focus on training and getting stronger, not because she thinks she'll get found out.
>>5481668>>Neither did I. You don't have to go swimming.I'm actually thinking just doing some beach volleyball, teaching any of our pokemon that want to learn secret power through building sand castles and chill a bit in the sun.Tomorrow i'll be free the whole day so if you guys have anything you want help with do tell.
>>5481793Pretty sure she doesn't have to worry about that.She dyed her hair brown and changed her hairstyle.That said we should probably ask our ninja-parents to teach her about costumes and disguises.
>>5481668>Neither did I. You don't have to go swimming.
>>5481668>Neither did I. You don't have to go swimming.>if you want we can get you one first
>>5481731>>5481793>>5481941>>5481963>>5482036"Neither did I." You say. "You don't have to go swimming though. I'm going to be teaching my team Secret Power and relaxing." You add.Holly hesitates, then nods."That sounds like fun." She agrees.She means it as well, near as you can tell, there's just some lingering anxiety there that she might be recognised."We can go shopping for a swimsuit if you want." You offer.Holly perks up, then shakes her head."It's alright." She assures. "Maybe before we leave, so I've got one for Lake Credo."You nod in acceptance of this before you call a cab and head for the beach.(Part 1)
>>5485405Okay, roll for me.
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>>5485589Saved us anon.
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>>5485442>>5485513The beach when you get there is just as inviting as it always looks on TV.There're a few surf shops and restaurants along the foreshore and the water looks absolutely gorgeous and super inviting."Oh, wow. This place is packed." Gareth says, legitimately startled. "I thought this'd be the off season." He admits as he sees the beach populated.It's not packed, but you won't exactly have it to yourself.>Shame you can't swim.>Go get some bathers.>Fish and chips for lunch, anyone.>Okay, time to build sandcastles.>Other
>>5487312>Fish and chips for lunch, anyone
>>5487312>>Okay, time to build sandcastles.
>>5487312>Fish and chips for lunch, anyone.
>>5487312>Go get some bathers.I'm guessing this is Australian slang for swim suits
>>5487312>Fish and chips for lunch, anyone.>My treat.Hopefully our wallet isn't hit too much.>"Oh, wow. This place is packed." Gareth says, legitimately startled.>It's not packedlmao Gareth, my man.
>>5487597He's been raised sheltered.Dude wanted to give us a 5k nugget for accompanying him into the origin cave.
>>5487342>>5487387>>5487478"So... fish and chips for lunch, anyone?""Yeah, that sounds good." Gareth agrees.Holly nods her ascent and you make your way to the foreshore to find a fish and ship shop.It doesn't take you long, whereupon you settle in to wait for your order.While you wait, a blond surfer strolls up the beach before ordering and plopping down on the table next to yours before doing a double-take."Oh hey, you guys trainers?" He asks, perking up.>Yeah, just taking the afternoon off from the gym.>Yeah, want to battle?>Yeah, why?>Other
>>5489143>Yeah, just taking the afternoon off from the gym.
>>5487578Catch-all term, yeah. It does get slightly more granular, but that's for buying them if you decide to.>>5489143Used Marlon because he's the closest to what I've got in mind for this guy. I have no idea how a surfer hasn't been a Water Gym Leader or E4 member yet, but I guess I'll keep my fingers crossed for the eventual official not-Australia pokemon region.
>>5489143>Yeah, just taking the afternoon off from the gym.>I'm not against a quick battle, if that's what you're asking.>>5489158>official not-Australia pokemon region.It better come with a not-Australia Great Barrier Reef or I riot.
>>5489143>Yeah, just taking the afternoon off from the gym
>>5489160It exists, it's on the map, and we can visit it from the place we are staying right now.And we are already planning to.
>>5489172I mean when there is eventually an actual official pokemon aussieland.
>>5489160>>5489167>>5489522"Yeah, just taking the afternoon off from the gym." You reply. "Why? You looking for a battle?" You ask.The man gives you a look and a broad grin."Caw, you're keen. Can't wait six months for the League?" He asks with a chuckle, before sobering. "But if you're game, sure?">...Huh?>Er... kind of my first League challenge. *Who* are you?>Wait, are you...>Wait, hold up. I think I've seen you during the League tournament before.>Other
>>5489650>>Wait, hold up. I think I've seen you during the League tournament before.I'm definitely not a match for you and your water-based team. That Alolian Raichu is a nice wildcard and good thematic fit, I want to say>Got any mudkip egg from your mega-aggron?
>>5489650>>...Huh?I think there's some misunderstanding going on. >>Er... kind of my first League challenge. *Who* are you?(it's the water dude that Fie used to like)
>>5489650>Wait, are you...The reveal sinks in.
>>5489650>Wait, hold up. I think I've seen you during the League tournament before.
>>5489694How many bfs did Fie have again, or is it just this one guy?
>>5489743Former boyfriends, just to clarify at least I hope they're former. Fie wouldn't do that to us, right?
>>5489743>>5489746She said she used to like him but her dad cased him off after he found out.That's all we know.That said she's been a straightforward girl so far so there's nothing between them.We just chanced upon or pseudo rival, let's make sure any excessive competitive attitude does not come from us... Women strangely both enjoy and reject the presence of jealous men.
>>5489658Mudkip anon stop it please. We got a lead on them already from the gym challenger and our aura sight will make it easier to find them.Why bother random strangers?
>>5489751>let's make sure any excessive competitive attitude does not come from usThat's fine and all, but I don't want Fie to think we don't actually care. Maybe if he gets a bit pushy we can establish ourselves, like how Fie did with Jacky.
Now then the obvious question for poke-Aus...When do we get a Totodile?
>>5489650>>...Huh?>>Er... kind of my first League challenge. *Who* are you?Sorry m8, i've been plenty oblivious to the league so far to the point that i trained in the fitness and martial arts studios of the normal type gym for 7 years without noticing it to be a pokemon gym.
>>5489814Look dude, we ask her for a cue when necessary to step in and confront him then.No need to be pushy or a pushover that way.
>>5489885Well, I'd prefer a Sandile. Or Mareanie.
>>5489954>>5489885>Feebas>Mudkip>Totodile>MareanieBeing a water specialist sounds pretty kino, it compliments Fie being a fire specialist.>>5489888Well Alex has long been more of the pushover type of guy when it comes to social matters, I'm just hoping it doesn't seep into letting someone just start hitting on his girl while not doing anything.I mean, what if she doesn't tell us to stop him?
>>5489983Eh we were going for variety tho and Alex has Fire/Fighting aura.>Just in time to grab a Paldeian Fire TaurosAs for him being a pushover...Yeah no. Guy is plenty assertive the way we played so far just no reason not to follow up on reasonable suggestions (letting op use his notes for once without needing to go full railroad).Tho i agree to add some bite and bark when necessary.
>>5490017Yeah, you're pretty much right on all of that. I was just worried since Alex has a bit of a weakness for Baby-Doll Eyes, last I remembered.I still think being a specialist (maybe even a dragon specialist, we've got a bunch of dragon pokemon) is something we could entertain.Then again that would mean having to put some of our team with the best potential (like Rascal or Nika) on hold, so I can see arguments against it.
>>5490047I think for now the focus will be variety and forming a core A and B team for rotation.Aside from that we'll mainly use mons that can help out our aura development (learning moves or focused powerups)
>>5490048So something like keeping Rika, Sage and Latias on hand to practice Aura stuff, while making two balanced teams for any situation?We have enough 'mons to make two teams already and then some, so maybe we could make a C team or just send back home to help around/give away some of the pokemon we have (maybe some of our lesser used members. I think we caught a Murkrow some time ago? We could start with that if we go down that route).
>>5490057About that Murkrow, it should prove to be especially useful as a night-time lookout and scout.Otherwise it can guard our family home, so giving it away is not an option.
>>5490062I think sending it home is the way to go, considering our home was just attacked by Team Green not so long ago.And talking about that, I don't even think Alex even knows about the attack yet. I wonder how he'll take the news.
>>5490079>Parents packed up team green in pits and net launchers>Probably delivered them to the police station via hot air balloon too>Probably made their sentai speech>Balloon and speech altered as anti-team rocket
>>5490087I forget how neat it is that Alex is the son of Jessie and James.Still it wouldn't hurt to give them some more defensive 'mons just in case they become targets of Team Green again.
>>5489658>>5489737>>5489837"Wait, hold up. I think I've seen you during the League tournament before." You realise abruptly."That's right." The man says. "Ian, The Big Wave." He says, offering his hand and grinning easily again. "Not been much of a League follower?" He guesses."No, focused on school." You confirm. "Kind of had a lot to do around home as well." You add."Ah, fair enough. Still, if you're keen, I've not just got my League team if you're interested in just a bit of rough-housing." Ian offers.>No, pretty sure Fie'll kill me if I spend the afternoon battling as well. Just going to do some light training and building sandcastles.>I best not, but how about you, Holly? Gareth?>Maybe another day. You here Wednesday?>Sounds like fun. You got a two or three-badge team?>Other
>>5490446>>I best not, but how about you, Holly? Gareth?
>>5490446>No, pretty sure Fie'll kill me if I spend the afternoon battling as well. Just going to do some light training and building sandcastles.
>>5490446>I best not, but how about you, Holly? Gareth?But if he still insists with us:>Pretty sure Fie'll kill me if I spend the afternoon battling as well. Just going to do some light training and building sandcastles.
Also, holy crap this thread got lively while I was gone.Playing Scarlet now and so far I have to say:I am very smug about how the Legendary has been handled so far.I also lament the regression in being able to throw poke balls in the overworld and the lack of a dodge button. Both of these things make me sad.
>>5490540Honestly the game is playable after a few patches but extremely tedious in the old features it should have updated to use their PLA equivalents.When I get to breeding OP I'll send you some goodies.
>>5490572Yeah, Scarlet really does feel like a step back in terms of a lot of the overworld.Like, it even feels like I'm running slower. And it's absolutely mindless. PLA at least made you pay attention, because you *had* to pay attention to wild pokemon.
>>5490572...Can i get goodies too? Mudkip not in the game sadly>No, pretty sure Fie'll kill me if I spend the afternoon battling as well. Just going to do some light training and building sandcastles.>I best not, but how about you, Holly? Gareth?
>>5490581Sure we can all trade. I'm still at the first quarter of the game tho since I have work and haven't been playing much.
>>5490451>>5490516>>5490581"...I best not." You say after a moment's hesitation. "Just going to do some light training and build sandcastles." You add. "Holly? Gareth?" You ask, looking to the other two."How about a double battle?" Gareth suggests."Hey, I'm down. How about you?" Ian asks, addressing Holly."Um... sure." Holly says, before your meal arrives.You don't eat quickly. The food's too good to go rushing.When you're done however, you head down to the beach with Ian, whereupon he squares off against Holly and Gareth.>Roll. 2D100
Rolled 81, 78 = 159 (2d100)>>5490636
Rolled 53, 73 = 126 (2d100)>>5490636
Rolled 59, 9 = 68 (2d100)>>5490636Cheer both Gareth and Holly on.
Rolled 2, 92 = 94 (2d100)>>5490636Also supporting this >>5490809
Anyway posting fire types from the other Aussie national football team.Congrats Aussies, got another reason to get shitfaced after Brazil dropped out.
>>5491073I'll be *very* interested to see if Albo gives us a day off Bob Hawke-style if we win the whole thing, personally.
>>5490637>>5490780>>5490809"Good luck out there, you two." You say as Holly sends out Checkers and Gareth leads with Rowlet.It's a two-on-two battle and for his part, Ian seems to have been doing some training of his own, sending in a Totodile and Tirtouga.Whether he's being nice and giving Gareth and Holly an advantage or it was just bad luck on his part or he consciously put himself at a disadvantage, you're unsure, but it turns out to be a pretty interesting match.Holly focuses on supporting Gareth at first as he directs Rowlet to focus Tirtouga down before switching to Totodile.The battle itself is actually really interesting to watch as even though it's very clear that Ian is taking it easy on the pair, Gareth and Holly still have to work for their eventual win, the both of them looking just as worn out as their respective pokemon afterward as Ian shakes both their hands."Well, that was fun. You'll have to show me how you and your team do next time, eh?" He says, addressing you as Holly and Gareth tend to their exhausted pokemon.>Deal.>Well, the beach is supposed to be a break, but the occasional battle can't hurt.>Other
>>5491754>Deal.what kind of pokemon was Checkers again?
>>5491842Swablu i think
>>5491754>>Deal.I'll be in town until the rush with the first few league months calms down so if you need sparring partners for your varied teams or just someone to chill on the beach with you can call us up m8.>>5491862It's a male Meowstic with Prankster.Thankfully not an Espurr with uncontrollable psychic power or a female Meowstic that apparently abuse their psychic power to get what they want.
>>5491783>>5491842>>5491875>>5491888>>5491929"Deal. I'll be in town for the next couple of weeks at least, so there'll be plenty of opportunity." You reply."Lookin' forward to it." Ian says. "So, I guess I'll leave you to it for now." He adds."See you around."With that, he walks off further down the beach, leaving the three of you be."Man, he's tough." Gareth says, shaking his head. "No wonder he's in the Elite Four.""Yeah..." Holly agrees. "Let's... let's make a start on that sandcastle she suggests.>Use sandcastles to teach everyone secret Power. (Roll.)>Just have fun.>Other
>>5492570>>Use sandcastles to teach everyone secret Power. (Roll.)
Rolled 41 (1d100)>>5492570>Use sandcastles to teach everyone secret Power. (Roll.)>Just have fun.I feel like this shouldn't be mutually exclusive.
Rolled 54 (1d100)>>5492570>Use sandcastles to teach everyone secret Power. (Roll.)
Rolled 10 (1d100)>>5492570>Use sandcastles to teach everyone secret Power. (Roll.)>>Just have fun.
Rolled 69 (1d100)>Use sandcastles to teach everyone secret Power. (Roll.)>Just have fun.
>>5492580>>5492959>>5492992You spend the rest of the day building sandcastles with your team and trying to teach everyone Secret Power.To little success, though Syurm does help mitigate things a bit by acting as an object lesson for the rest of your team.Still, you do have fun and Rascal and Eevee look over the moon at the dustbaths they've taken instead of paying attention to the whole 'sandcastle building.'It's getting on towards five o'clock, and you're just heading back to catch a taxi when you see off over the other side of the street a group of maybe half a dozen figures in black bloc with green hoods loitering and watching you.>Keep walking.>Get ready to fight.>Book it.>Find somewhere public to wait for the taxi.>Try find Ian.>Other
New thread tomorrow after covering what's left of the day, then it'll be proper montage time.Question is whether you want to do specific days detailed or glossed into the montage.
>>5494141>>Find somewhere public to wait for the taxi.>>Try find Ian.Not today.
>>5494141>>Find somewhere public to wait for the taxi.>>Try find Ian.Gloss the days in the montage, less painful for you that way
>>5494141>Find somewhere public to wait for the taxi.
>>5494141>Find somewhere public to wait for the taxi.Don't know if finding Ian is for the best.
>>5494145Maybe if there's something important/noteworthy happening in a day write about it or if there's some consistent details Alex noticed, but otherwise glossing over them is good.
>>5494145My suggestion is a glossed montage with highlightsI.E. players write in what we do for specific days of the week during our free time and what we do during the gym job then OP you do a d100 for each task suggested and another d100 at the end for weekly earnings from battles.
>>5494141>>Find somewhere public to wait for the taxi.>>Try find Ian.We are likely getting stalked already.That flash at the lake was someone taking a picture of Latias which is why these thugs are being persistent.
>>5494141A quick question, do we know when Team Green started or where they hang around the most?
>>5494141>Find somewhere public to wait for the taxi
>>5494445We do know that they are city brats who target solo trainers near pokemon centers and try to vandalize league institutions
>>5494157>>5494191>>5494234>>5494282>>5494304>>5494447Alright, give me some rolls.As for Team Green's origins, you don't know, but as >>5494448 they are city brats by and large and that's really all you know besides the vandalism and attempted GBH they've committed so far.
Rolled 72 (1d100)>>5494700
Rolled 39 (1d100)>>5494700
Rolled 71 (1d100)>>5494700
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=78dUSY1H5Yc>>5494707>>5494708>>5494789"This is getting kind of old, having to creep around like *we're* the criminals." Gareth says."It is what it is." You say. "Let's go find Ian. No way they'll fuck with a member of the Elite Four." You add with certitude.With this, you revert directions back towards the beach.As luck would have it, Ian seems to have made a day of surfing, so it's pretty easy to track him down."There a problem?" He asks without preamble as he hauls his board up. "Eshays 'round the taxi rank or something?""Eshays?" You ask, non plussed."No, Team Green." Holly says. "They've been hounding us since we were in Newport City." She says."What, those vegan- oh, yeah. Yeah, here they come." Ian says, planting his board in the sand and stepping up as a round dozen of them come prowling towards you like a pack of houndour. "Right, you lot. Clear off or I'm going to make you." Ian declares."We'd like to see you try, fascist!" One more screams than shouts to approving cheers from the others."Last chance, clear off and go get a s o y latte or something-"He's cut off as all twelve of them release pokemon.Ian sighs and shakes his head before tossing out a pokemon of his own."Don't say I didn't warn you." He says as the Gyarados he just released roars, making everyone but Ian take a step back. "Gyarados, cool 'em off. Water Gun." He orders.The beast grunts, before it turns a jet of water so intense and precise it's like it's from a pressure washer on the mob, downing half the pokemon released and all the trainers in a single pass.The grunts with pokemon still up order their charges to counter attack, but it's debateable whether Ian's Gyarados even notices their counter attack as it simply makes another pass, downing the rest of the pokemon and leaving those grunts that have just regained their feet having to fight to remain standing as Gyarados just keeps sweeping them, before they finally start to run, being chased all the way by blasts of Water Gun."Thanks, Gyarados." Ian says, patting the beast's tail as it roars its triumph, earning a bump that nearly knocks him flat in return before he recalls it.>...Wow.>I think we owe you for that.>Thanks for the save. That could've gotten dangerous.>Uh, what the hell's an 'Eshay'?>Other
>>5494873>Thanks for the save. That could've gotten dangerous.>Uh, what the hell's an 'Eshay'?
>>5494873>Thanks for the save. That could've gotten dangerous.>>Uh, what the hell's an 'Eshay'?>>OtherI normally just web them but if the odds are more than 1:3 even those idiots might overwhelm us.
>>5494873>Thanks for the save. That could've gotten dangerous.>Uh, what the hell's an 'Eshay'?>"Fighting them off wouldn't be that bad if they didn't have the custom of going for bikelocks to the head from the back."
BTW guys since we are training a FeebasHere's it's moveset.It actually learns a lot of moves via egg or TM so we should try teaching it some.https://pokemondb.net/pokedex/feebas
>>5494880>>5494889>>5494905"So... what's an 'Eshay'?" You ask again."Oh, Eshays? Dumb-shit kids with bad hair cuts and worse attitudes." Ian says with a shrug. "Tend not to be trainers, usually wear ratty tracksuits and sneakers. When they're not hangin' around like a bad smell, they're pulling knives on people, robbing 'em and knicking their shoes.""That's... oddly specific." You say, then shake your head. "Thanks for bailing us out of that though." You add."Ah, no worries. Anyway, I'll see you to the taxi." He says waiving your thanks off.It's not long before you've caught one and headed back to the gym where Fie is apparently taking an afternoon break with an elderly woman.>Go say hi.>Ask if you can use a spare court to train.>Other
>>5495187>>Go say hi.>Read the room and scram if there is an hint of awkwardness from FIe
>>5495187>>Go say hi.
>>5495187>Go say hi.>>OtherPolite introductions.This is likely Fies predecessor gym leader or mentor.
>>5495187>>5495453Supporting. Let's try to make good first impressions.
>>5495196>>5495252>>5495453"Ah, these would be your guests then, Fiona?" The old woman asks.Fie fidgets at this."Yes, these are them. Alex, Gareth, Holly, this is Emma. My mentor and the previous Fire Gym Leader."The old woman regards you all kindly, a lined, tanned face framed by grey hair crinkling further as a crooked smile crosses it."Pleasure to meet you all. Fiona's not been any trouble on the road up here, I hope?" She asked."...No?" Gareth says uncertainly, taken aback."She's been a good friend and a great help." Holly says with feeling.>No comment.>No trouble at all.>Define 'trouble'?>Oh, the absolute *worst*. (sarcasm)>Other
>>5496482>>Define 'trouble'?>Just a little jest. Pleasure to meet you. I hope to help out at the gym in any way i can so if you have any suggestions do tell. (remember our old man is a pompous fop and both our parents are into drama)
>>5496482>No trouble at all.
>>5496482>Define 'trouble'?>If it's helping us out of difficult situations and providing solid advice, then yes.>Also, your name is Fiona. And you never told me?
C'mon, let's not put Fie in a tough spot. Emma is clearly someone that doesn't like joking or being slighted.
>>5496501?She may be serious, but i don't think shes anywhere near that.
>>5496482>>Define 'trouble'?>OtherJust a little joke. If anything she has kept me out of trouble.
>>5496733Hope you're right, but either way Fie looks nervous. I'd really hate to mess around while she's a bit on edge.
Rolled 3 (1d4)Odd>>5496487>>5496496>>5496737Even>>5496488>>5496522>>5496606
>>5497646"Define 'trouble'." You reply."Sneaking into you boys' tents, drinking to excess... I know what youngsters are like." Emma says knowingly.You're not sure if she's fishing for misdeeds or is just having fun at Fie's expense. It could just as easily be one, the other or both at the same time.>Nope, nothing untoward.>The only one who's drank anything was me and that had more to do with anaesthesia.>Sneaking never entered into the equation. Only necessity. Besides, my tent is huge.>We showered together.>Other
>>5497672>>5497672>No, Fie's brand of trouble is helping us out of difficult situations and providing solid advice>Also, your name is Fiona. And you never told me?>All the while, Alex.exe stopped working remembering the shower sharing sessionReiterating my original vote
>>5497672>The only one who's drank anything was me and that had more to do with anaesthesia.
>>5497672>No, Fie's brand of trouble is helping us out of difficult situations and providing solid adviceI'm starting to like this write-in, though I don't know about asking Fie about her real name since now might not be the right time.I would vote for the second option but I remember Fie actually drinking a bit in a past thread.
>>5497756+1But without the obvious spacing out.
>>5497756Lol pic related
>>5497756Support but without the coomer stuff.Alex WILL get that peach eventually.
>>5498850Before anyone asks for saucesuzusiigasuki is the artist.
>>5498009Just to clarify, I'm basically voting for >>5497756 but without the lewd thoughts and without asking Fie about her name.
>>5497672>Nope, nothing untoward.
New thread with update tomorrow.
>Anime announces Ash retirement>People mostly react with ''Finally'' and shipping threads speculating on new protag>Threads pop out about Team Rocket retirement>People rage and cryLel OP looks like you preemptively worked out a better end for the Rockets with this quest.Hope someone at Gamefreak follows this too in preparation for the eventual Australia region.
>>5499500Considering some of the stuff I'm seeing in Scarlet, I am kind of smug right now at having - for lackof a better term - 'predicted' as many mechanics and elements as I have.For a poke-'Straya game though, they need to go one step further with the camping\picnic\ food mechanics and add in just full-out survival mechanics in my view. Or at least give you an actual reason to engage with those mechanics besides 'buffs'.If there *is* anyone from GameFreak following this, suggestion:Make stronger pokemon come out at night to incentivise camping. Make travelling in hot places during the heat of the day come with a chance of passing out if you don't drink enough water. Make it so the trainer can get status conditions. Make going in the long grass or off the paths scary.As for a better end for Team Rocket...We'll see what they get. It's entirely possible they'll stick around. I hope they do.If they just get written out... well. We all know where they wound up.