Unexpected Guestshttp://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/qstarchive.html?tags=Pokemon%20Island%20Adventure%20Questhttps://twitter.com/GobbleQMCharacter info pastebin in progress: http://pastebin.com/iB0tb7rzDice odds for best of 3: http://pastebin.com/994WTT3gGeneral rules:There is a 10 minute voting period after each post. Non-contradictory votes will be combined as best as possible.Write-ins for all votes are always welcome and encouraged. They may not all make it into the post or be altered to fit in, but I'll do my best to at least try to address the spirit of the write-in.Very important or contentious votes may be redone in a stricter voting system as circumstances warrant.Combat mechanics involve three rolls of 1d100, taking the best, and using the base accuracy and crit ranges of the game, roughly, but the 'turn order' will be more like the anime, where sometimes you can do a few moves in a row or be hit by a combo of moves yourself, all depending on circumstances. Stronger moves tend to take more time and have more cooldown than weaker moves, so beware of that timing. Speed is more important for closing ground, intercepting, and other things and doesn't necessarily mean going first. Infact, you can do more than one move in a row like the anime, but so can your opponents.Call me out on a mistake and receive a suggestive picture, mostly likely a butt.Pokemon:Gobble (Munchlax)Mace (Roggenrola)Belladonna (Roselia)Dice (Totodile)Badges: 3Location: A tiny island somewhere near Take that holds Mainland pokemonRecently: You helped a Tauros, Gobble, and Dice learn Surf, learned a bit about unlocking pokemon's potential, laid down the law with Bella (in a Herby way) and had a bonding talk with Dice.[I'm still not done rule 63. Sorry. More projects this week than I thought by a wide margin]
1st for Gobble best QM.
You try calm the circus on your head that is Bella and Dice wrestling, but to no avail. The two fall onto the sound with a thud, but don’t seem to mind at all and keep going. Actually, it looks like they’re having fun. What started as a fight turned into play. You sigh in relief and smile. Tauros trots up and drops down what he was carrying. You pick it up. It’s some weird looking device. Wait, you know what this is! “What is it?” Keira goes onto her tippy toes to try to see. She makes you feel big sometimes. “A re-breather! I’ve seen these on TV. They let you breath underwater.” You think it was something like an hour of breath, and takes five minutes to recharge after. You’re not entirely sure about that so don’t say it out loud. Laki reaches over and takes it from your hand to inspect. She makes you feel small sometimes. “I’ve heard of these. Let’s give it a test.” She puts it into her mouth. She spits and takes it out. “Bleh! Full of sand.” After some cleaning and rinsing, you figure it’s good enough to test for real. You put it into your mouth, then dunk your head under the water. It takes a lot of willpower to force yourself to inhale, but when you do, you find you can breath after all! It’s a little restrictive, but hey, it works. “Wow. Thanks, Tauros.” Tauros grunts. “He says it’s the least he could do after your help, and not to mention it.” You reach to pat him on the head. He recoils at first, but accepts it. Aww, he looks so happy once you get a certain spot. “Everyone ready to leave?” Laki asks, taking the chance to scratch it herself.” It snorts and backs away when it realizes it’s her. “Woah. Fine then.” >Sure, let’s go>You’ll be there way earlier than Hana, so why not train another day here?>Wait, there’s one more thing you want to do>Something else
>>1504275>>Sure, let’s goNeatCan't wait for some underwater shenanigans
>>1504275>Sure, let’s goWe can train anywhere
>>1504275We've got time, lets go for a swim with the re-breather
>>1504275>Sure, let’s go
>>1504275>Sure, let’s goTime to check back in at home. Let's maybe talk to Keira about modesty though, we don't want her telling Mom and dad about all the kinds of lewd we're getting.Rebreathers are cool.
>>1504275>>Sure, let’s godid we ever get our frying pan back?
>>1504322[Yup!]>It throws the pan back at you, but it goes wide over your head and lands in the shallow beach water. You rush over to get it, as if it will float away.
“I’m ready.” You say. You pack things up, give Tauros one last pet, and climb onto Wailord. It warmly greets you. You guess you’ve had a bit of time to get to know each other while training Surf. The girls are all ready, and Laki goes to the front to direct her huge water pokemon. “Goodbye!” You wave. As you leave on the water, you see Kecleon form out of thin air on the beach, waving back. Tauros leaps a bit at seeing them. They have a bunch of weird wooden frying-pan looking designs on little banners. “Bye!” You sit back onto Wailord, absorbing the recent events and fiddling with the re-breather. “Herb.” Keira plops down beside you, rubbing Gobble’s belly. He seems to really like that. “Umm, I want to make a good impression. Is there anything I should do or avoid when we meet your family?” Her bodypaint looks a bit thick with some nice patterns on it. She really had fun with it today. >Just be yourself!>Maybe put on a shirt or dress>Please don’t bring up any lewd topics>Don’t bring up religion in front of mom>Something else
>>1504418>>Just be yourself!but>>Please don’t bring up any lewd topics
>>1504418>>Just be yourself!
>>1504418>Maybe put on a shirt or dress>Please don’t bring up any lewd topics>But other than that just be yourself!
>>1504418>>Please don’t bring up any lewd topics>>Ignore everything my father says or does
>>1504418>Just be yourself!but>Please don’t bring up any lewd topics, even if my Dad does
>>1504418>Please don’t bring up any lewd topics>Lack of clothes will definitely be noticed, but they should be fine about it.>Be yourself.
>>1504418>>Please don’t bring up any lewd topicsbut other then that>Just be yourself!
“Well, it’s not really polite to talk about lewd things people have done. So maybe just avoid that whole topic.” “Oh.” She holds a hand over her mouth, giggling. “Like how everyone pretends not to notice anything at night in the bunks back at the temple.” You try and fail not to picture those preistess girls from the temple you saw giggling at night in their bunks. “Umm, yeah. And watch out, because my dad might say make jokes.” “But you said it wasn’t polite to-” “Yeah.” You love your dad, but he can be pretty embarrassing sometimes. You wouldn’t trade him for the world, though. “So he’s like that, huh?” She smiles and nods. “Okay! I understand.” You watch the small island slowly vanish into nothingness. Boy, Wailord can really swim fast. You look around and see Nincada and Cutiefly hanging out. Meowth is wagging it’s butt, getting ready to pounce on Mace. It’s just about to leap when a gust of energy blows and startles it up a good five feet in the air. Meowth grumbles and walks off, and you swear you can see a smug look on Mace’s face somehow. Keira watches Nincada for awhile. You remember that when Nincada evolve, they turn into a Ninjask and a Shedinja. And with Keira’s facepaint, any ghost type pokemon like Shedinja won’t be able to recognize her. >Bring it up, maybe she doesn’t know about it>Offer to train Shedinja for her>Don’t bring it up. Not your business>Talk about something else
>>1504565>>Bring it up, maybe she doesn’t know about it
>>1504565>Bring it up, maybe she doesn’t know about it>"So what are you going to do about Shedinja?"And if she panics or something,>Offer to train Shedinja for herOh god I want to see my favorite pokemon be so badly...
>>1504565>Bring it up, maybe she doesn’t know about it"What are you going to do when Nincada evolves?" Something that doesn't assume she doesn't know.
>>1504565>Bring it up, maybe she doesn’t know about itBetter safe than sorry.>" And watch out, because my dad might say make jokes.”So wait, is Herb saying his Dad'll ask Keira to make a joke? I might be having a retard moment.
>>1504565>>Bring it up, maybe she doesn’t know about itshe probably does though, she's a freaking ghost priestess
>>1504607It's just a typo.
>>1504565>Bring it up, maybe she doesn’t know about itProbably knows, but I wonder what she has planned
>>1504607nope, you just caught a typo it seems.
>>1504607[My bad.>"He might say something or make jokes"Have a butt]
You want to bring it up. But you figure it’s best to ease into it. “So there’s nothing else to remember, like a custom when I greet them?” Keira looks concerned. “Nope. And I know if you just be yourself, they’ll love you. I do.” She smiles. But there’s a silence. “Wait! I mean, not like that. I just mean that you’re charming and fun. And that your company is-” She holds herself as she laughs. “You make the funniest faces when you panic!” “Right?” Laki comes in from behind. “Don’t you just want to bully him?” “Well, prank.” “Bullying is a form of pranking.” No it’s not.Laki pokes you in both rib, just enough to make you sit up straight. She winks and heads over to Chatot. Looks like she’s up to some quick training. “Heh. Anyway, on the topic of lo-liking people, I know your Nincada must really like you, and will even when it evolves. But Nincada don’t evolve like other pokemon. It’s going to evolve into a a Ninjask and-” “Shedinja.” She pulls her knees in. “Oh.” You're relieved you don’t have to break it to her, but still not sure what her plan is “So you know.” “I know what Nincada will evolve into. I don’t know what to do. I want to raise both, but I know I can’t. There’s a chance that Shedinja might just want to go on to the next world right way, and that means I have to guide it.” She looks at you with uncertainty in her dinner-plate eyes. That’s a rare look for her. “I don’t know if I can do that. What sort of priestess does that make me?” >Maybe she can convince it not to evolve>Everything changes. That’s the one constant in life>Maybe she can let it see her face. One little exception for a good cause>Say nothing. Give her a nice gesture>She’ll know the right thing when the time comes. You have faith>Something else
>>1504738>>She’ll know the right thing when the time comes. You have faith
>>1504738>She’ll know the right thing when the time comes. You have faith
>>1504738>Everything changes. That’s the one constant in life>She’ll know the right thing when the time
>>1504738>Certainly she's not the first person to run across this sort of dilemma. Perhaps consulting some of her elders on what to do would be a good idea.>Alternatively she's not allowed to reveal her face. Maybe some form of mask that could be quickly removed would allow her to train Shedinja?
>>1504738>She’ll know the right thing when the time comes. You have faith>Maybe she can let it see her face. One little exception for a good cause
“You’ll know the right thing when the time comes. I have faith.” You put a hand on her back. She sniffs and gives you a weak smile. “You don’t have faith, though.” She holds her pendent. “I do in you.” She tears up again, but her smile is really wide. “That’s so heretical and...” she thinks, “potato-y.” “Corny?” She nods enthusiastically. “Yes! That. I like it.” She wipes the tear off with the back of her hand. It removes part of her face paint. Is that a freckle? “Keira, your face!” She gasps and covers it up while looking away. “Oh gosh! What did you see?” “A freck-” Her hands cover your mouth. “Don’t say it! Oh, that’s so embarrassing!” She removes her hand and scrambles into your bag to get your sleeping bag. She dunks the upper half of her face right in, leaving her rear end up in the air. “Don’t look!” “Keira! Your skirt!” “What? Oh, I mean, don’t look at my face.” The sleeping bag muffles. You avert your eyes anyway. A hand of hers reaches out and feels around for her paints. You try your best to hand them to her without looking. She seems like she’ll be a while, and you have a short bit of time to kill before you get to your destination. >Try to unlock a pokemon’s potential>Prepare a bunch of healthy food>Train your pokemon>Workout with Laki>Something else
>>1504919Try to unlock a pokemon’s potentialGob or Dice!
>>1504919>>Workout with Laki
>>1504919>Try to unlock a pokemon’s potential
>>1504919>Workout with Laki
>>1504919>>Train your pokemon>>Workout with LakiCombine these two maybe
>>1504919>Workout with LakiHaven't done that in a bit
>>1504919>>Try to unlock a pokemon’s potentialBest plant
>>1504919>Try to unlock a pokemon’s potentialMace.It time for some Dragonball Guru shit.
You haven’t gotten much exercise lately. Well, you did some swimming, but nothing very tiring. And while you’re doing that, you can get your pokemon to exercise too. You head over to Laki. “Hey, do you have time for some excercises?” One shoulder of Laki’s tank top falls as she grins. You just talked about faith with Keira, and you still don’t know what you believe, but you know that Laki stole the devil’s grin. “Why yes. Yes I do.” She works you hard. Really hard. Push-ups, sit-ups, lifting pokemon, swimming alongside Wailord and almost being left behind. Not that she’d really do that, she was just motivating you. Right? Your pokemon are working hard too. You don’t think it’s quite fair to have something as light as Bella doing pushups since she can do that all day, but Laki already grabs some weights to put on everyone and comes up with custom exercises. None of that compares to the trail she’s putting you through. She did vow revenge when you withheld her massage, but this is really noodling your arms and other muscles. “Are. We. Done. Yet?” You do another set of push-ups with her leg resting on your back. “You just got to the halfway mark.” Your pokemon are all fading fast. They don’t want to stop while you’re still going. >Just stop. You’ve done enough>Ask for mercy>Keep going. You can do this>Apologize for withholding. You won’t do it again>Something else
>>1505143>>Keep going. You can do this
>>1505143>Remind her that massage is impossible if your arms fall off.
>>1505143>>Keep going. You can do this>You realize I can't massage you if I pull a muscle, yes?
>>1505143>Keep going. You can do this
>>1505143>Keep going. You can do this>“Hey, do you have time for some excercises?”Should be "exercises" Gobble.
>>1505143>>Keep going. You can do thisIf we are going to conquer these islands, we must prove that our spirit and will are indomitable. >To our pokemonPush forward my friends! Let us triumph together!
>>1505195>PokepornCertainly straddling the line there Gobble.
>>1505208There was a quest called shota quest that lasted a full life cycle and no mods messed with it
>>1505219[I can't find it in the qst archive. Is there somewhere I can check it out?]
I wonder if we can just heal our muscles and keep going?
[Roll baby, roll!]
Rolled 35 (1d100)>>1505249
Rolled 61 (1d100)>>1505249
Rolled 76 (1d100)>>1505249
>>1505233>>1459003Internal temporary archive bby.
Rolled 91 (1d100)>>1505249
>>1505281L A T E
>>1505302Sorry, I had to run to the store.
>>1505307S'all right. I just hope the 76 is enough
“You know I can’t massage if I pull a muscle, right?” She grins. “I’m not asking you to pull yourself. I’m telling you to push yourself. Come on. Struggle!” You push yourself. “We can do it, team!” You tell your pokemon. And for a few more reps, you almost believe it. After that, she pushes you on some more exercises. The sweat falls from your forehead as you push and push. “One more set.” Laki tells you. She leans in really close. Her breath feels cool on your ear. “If you can do the whole thing, I’ll give you a very wet, sloppy reward. I just know it’s going to taste amazing.” You struggle and push and give it everything you can. Not because of what she said, but because you want to take on the challenge and prove your manliness. But your muscles give out. No amount of motivation seems able to get them to work anymore. You don’t pull anything, but you just can’t finish. “I can’t” You finally give. Laki gives each of your pokemon some water, then you. “That’s a shame. I was looking forward to trying to cook you some sloppy joe's. Good effort though. You took it as far as your body could go. I’m impressed.” You don’t really have any energy to do much besides lie there for the rest of the ride. Maybe it’s because you’re actually feeling comfy, but the rest of the ride seems short. You arrive at the island in no time. “Oh yay! We’re here.” Your sleeping bag jets up straight. Somehow, you guess Keira just knows. She must have fallen asleep in there. You all climb up onto the dock and Laki thanks Wailord for the ride and puts it back in it’s ball. “So, are you in a rush?” You check your money again, as if it would somehow magically change. You still only have half the amount your mom asked for. At least Laki's exercise makes your funds feel heavy even if they're short. >Stop by the pokemon center first>Do some shopping>Go look for some part time work>Go look for a battle>Ask Laki and Keira if they can lend you the other half you need
>>1505377>>Go look for a battle
>>1505377>Stop by the pokemon center firstTop everyone up
>>1505377>Go look for some part time work
>>1505377>Stop by the pokemon center firstthen>Go look for a battle
>>1505377>>Stop by the pokemon center firstthen>Go look for a battleor>Go look for some part time work
>>1505377>Stop by the pokemon center first>Go look for a battle
>>1505377>Stop by the pokemon center first>look for a battle afterwards
>>1505377>Stop by the pokemon center first>Go look for a battle>Go look for some part time work
>>1505377>Go look for some part time workSomething quick and cheap, maybe standing on a corner selling newspapers?
“Pokemon center?” you ask the others. They seem to think it’s a good idea. “Alright. Let’s go.” The walk is short but agonizing since it’s mostly uphill. Your legs are complete mush. “Want a piggyback ride?” Laki half-mocks. “Okay!” Keira leaps onto her back. Laki is about to fight it, but she just sighs and smiles, then hitches her up and goes on her way. You smile too, until Gobble leaps onto your back in an imitation and you fall forward. “I think you’re a little too heavy right now.” You level with him. He just looks concerned that you’re hurt. “I’m fine.” You get up, and this time the much lighter Dice leaps onto your back in surprise instead. Bella attaches herself to Mace and the entire group eventually makes their way to the nearest pokemon center. You wish those machines worked on humans. Healing your pokemon takes nearly no time at all. When you tell the girls that you plan on finding a battle, Keira decides she’d like to slip away for a bit to prepare to meet your family. You try to tell her it’s not something to worry much about, but she’s already gone. You look around the pokemon center. Luckily for you, there are a good amount of trainers here. In one corner is a Loanan boy about your age. He looks like he’s on a journey, too. There’s a pair of older looking twin girls that are sitting in silence by a table. An older but experience looking man who just got his pokemon back from the nurse gives the vibe that he’d be willing to battle too. Something about the way he walks. >Challenge the boy>Challenge the twins>Challenge the older man>Declare that you’re looking for a battle and see if anyone else wants to challenge you>Something else
>>1505479>Invite Laki to help you double team those twins.
>>1505479>Challenge the boyPlease no fucking double battles
>>1505479>Challenge the twinsA double battle seems like it might be fun>Declare that you're looking for a battle and see if anyone else wants to challenge youNo guts no glory
>>1505262[Thanks. That's a good canary for lewdness]
>>1505504Please don't go that far.
>>1505479>Declare that you’re looking for a battle and see if anyone else wants to challenge you
>>1505479>Challenge the boy
>>1505510Switching to challenge the old man. He's probably one of the only ones guaranteed to have enough money for the bet.
>>1505479>Challenge the older man>An older but experience looking manShould be "experienced" Gobble.
>>1505479>>Declare that you’re looking for a battle and see if anyone else wants to challenge youMYSTERY BOX
>>1505479>Challenge the twins
>>1505479Changing >>1505497to>Challenge the older man
>>1505479>Challenge the older man
[Seems a bit mixed. Let's try that again the least popular options eliminated. Will Herb challenge the twin girls, or the older gentleman? This not quote-only]>girls>gentleman
>>1505592GirlsTwo people's money > one people's money.
>>1505592>girlsI just want a double battle.
>>1505560Battle vs nurse joy when?
>>1505608Do you think two young girls have more money than a grown man?
>>1505612When we have a full line up. She probably packin'
>>1505617People can be poor at any age.I'm also afraid he's out of our league.
>>1505631Well I'd rather him than a double battle.
>>1505622>>1505624>>1505605>>1505604>>1505601>>1505627(gentleman)>>1505597>>1505598>>1505608>>1505609>>1505611>>1505613(girls)>>1505637(tiebreaker, unless I'm missing something.)
>>1505644Looks good big G.
oh hey we ended up battling the gentleman after alltime to get completely WRECKED
>>1505658Maybe he will vastly underestimate us and let his guard down?Or maybe he was doing something else with his life and got into the game late?Maybe he'll kick our ass but we'll still learn and grow from it?I think the more immediate question we should be asking is how much we want to bet? Like, I wouldn't want to be a hypocrite by telling our mom not to gamble, then gambling away the money for our family.
>>1505658We'll see how things turn out in a few minutes. Kat was able to beat a lot of people that were older than her, even while early in her journey
>>1505669Yeah, but still.I'm a little salty about a LOT of those older trainers in S&M. Like that one on the mountain. What the fuck was even up with him and his Absol.
gentleman.Finally caught up through the archive, this is currently my favorite on qst that is still ongoing.
>>1505669>Maybe he'll kick our ass but we'll still learn and grow from it?If this happens the only thing that'll happen is we end up poorer with less money to give to momand then poor herb will have to find the island equivalent to 53rd & 3rd and earn our money the old fashion way
You walk up to the older man. “Excuse me, sir?” He looks down. “Oh. How can I help you, young man?” He has a glint in his eye, like he knows. “Do you want to battle?” That was pretty easy. It must be because you’re too exhausted to be overly self-conscious. “Oh? You just had your pokemon healed and looking for a battle? You must be the aggressive type, or perhaps trying to make a quick paycheck, hmm?” Before you can answer, he poses. “I accept! Name your bet and format.” “Really? Just name it?” Laki approaches from behind.” “Anything at all.” He confidently declares. He seems friendly. You’re not getting a shady vibe from him. But that confidence is making you second guess yourself just a little. Six fancy, polished pokeballs glimmer on his belt. You were going to bet everything you have, since it’s just slightly over half of what you need for your mom. But should you? What if you and Laki do a double battle against him. Two minds could work faster than one, right? You’d have an advantage. You’ll figure out the amount of pokemon after you decide the format and bet >Single battle, bet it all>Double battle, you and Laki, bet it all>Double battle, you alone, bet it all>Single battle, bet half>Single battle, bet very little>Something else>>1505682[Thanks!]
>>1505689>Single battle, bet halfWe can get a job to pay the other half.
>>1505689>>Single battle, bet halfMight be able to impress the others that had the look of battle. three chances for money are better than all in one
>>1505689>Double battle, you alone, bet half.Seems like a reasonable way to do it. Our team has a good deal of synergy.
>>1505689>>Single battle, bet half
>>1505689>Double battle, you and Laki, bet it all
>>1505689>Single battle, bet half
>>1505689>Single battle, 3 Pokemon, bet half.
>>1505689>>Double battle, you alone, bet half.This is for family, don't want to feel like we owe anybody else after this.
Single battle, bet a quarter
>>1505689>Single battle, bet it all
“You sure about this?” Laki asks you quietly. “He doesn’t look like a pushover.” Does that mean you do? You shake off the thought. You do want to earn all the money your mom needs, but you also don’t want to lose it all and come home with nothing. You’d feel pretty bad if you gambled it all away after your talk with mom. “Single battle.” You say, then quote half of the money you have. “I see. Interesting. And how many pokemon shall we use?” >1>2>3>4>Herb declares a thumb war (this isn't a real option do not pick it)
>>1505759>21 is too one sided, but 3+ takes way too long.
>>1505759>4Don't tempt me with joke options gobble.
>>1505759>2Willing to support 3, but lets keep it chill
>>1505759>Herb declares a thumb war (this isn't a real option do not pick it)I'LL BITE THE BAIT>3
>>1505759>>Herb declares a thumb war (this isn't a real option do not pick it)don't you tell me what isn't an option
>>1505772[It's worse because >3 looks like a devious cat face]
“Is two okay?” “Two it is!” He says. “But say it with some confidence, my boy.” “Two!” You declare. “My name is Hoilo.” “I’m Herb!” You beam “Laki.” She bows. He returns it. You scramble to also give the bow that you forgot and apologize, but he waves away your concern. “Please, no need to be so formal.” He leads you to a small clearing within the nearby woods. It’s not the biggest space, but it’ll do. “Go, Unfezant!” Wow. He just sent that pokemon out first. You heard about this. That means he thinks he’s in a tier above you. Okay, no need to worry. You have some badges. You’re not terrible. Laki watches without comment. You can tell it’s bothering her not to say anything, though. You reach for your pokeballs. Since you just got them back from the pokemon center and challenged him, he hasn’t seen them yet. At least there’s that advantage. >Go Gobble!>Go Mace!>Go Belladonna!>Go Dice!
>>1505870>Go Mace!Worst he can do it Steel Wing
>>1505870>Go Mace!Best rock battle ready
>>1505870>Go Mace!Time for Best Rock.
>>1505870>Go Mace!He trained Gravity, right?
>>1505881I think we worked on his energy instead.
>>1505881>>1505887We have it according to the pastebin.
>>1505893We definitely need to combine Mace's energy rocket and Gravity into a custom move one of these days.
>>1505870>>Go Mace!PET ROCK GO!
>>1505870>Go Mace!>Gravity immediately when the match starts.>>1505881It's on his move list. We haven't learned to do anything fancy with it though. Actually, I don't think we've even used it yet in battle. We don't know how mobile Mace will be during Gravity's duration.I want Mace to learn a special reverse gravity eventually.
I just hope we can use Bella, she hasn't had a battle in forever
>>1505949Yea she needs an outlet for her angst. lets just hope it doesnt get us in trouble
“Go Mace!” You send out your Roggenrola. A Rock type against a Flying type. That’s good strategy, right? “Ah, a simple but effective approach.” He says. “But you don’t battle at my age without learning some tricks. Are you ready, Unfezant?” It caws. Uh oh. He’s already got a plan. You’d better act fast! >Tackle. Quick and easy to follow up with>Headbutt, Rocks are harder than bird skulls>Rock Blast, the super-effective choice>Iron Defense. Be prepared>Gravity, bring it down>Zoom into the trees, it’ll have a harder time flying around after you>Watch and wait until after he starts his plan so you can react as quick as possible>Something else
>>1505949Mace has a real team dynamo and the gym types have not been kind to her.
>>1505957>>Watch and wait until after he starts his plan so you can react as quick as possible
>>1505957>Gravity, bring it down
>>1505957>Zoom into the trees, it’ll have a harder time flying around after youIf it has a tactic against Rock types we need to try and stack the deck back into our favour.
>>1505957>>Gravity, bring it downNO FLYING BIRDY
>>1505957>>Gravity, bring it down
>>1505957>Gravity, bring it downFollowed by>Rock Blast, the super-effective choiceIn order to keep a distance from, say, steel wing.
>>1505957>Iron Defense. Be preparedShields up!
>>1505957If he uses dig can we make mace fly? doesn't he have like a jet pack type thing?
>>1505995I would hope someone that does super special training taught their pokemon a better move than Dig
Rolled 66, 98, 28 = 192 (3d100)[Roll it!]
Rolled 49 (1d100)>>1506001>3 dice
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Rolled 90 (1d100)>>1506001DICE GODS HEAR MY PLEA
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>>1506010Shouldn't have typed that up
>>1505689>Single battle, bet halfI'm late, but at least I'm here.
>>1506020You weren't kidding anon
>>1506020At this point, I'm not even sure you're here.
>>1506027Jesus, I *am* late.Well, time to camp I guess.
>>1506010A LITTLE LATE DICE GODS BUT THANKS ANYWAY
>>1506034His 98 was still better. We're fucked, at least, for this round.
>>1506036It doesn't mean we just don't get to do our move though
>>1506006Well, at least rock blast is going to become 150% accurate.
“Unfezant, Feather Dance!” He directs. “Your Rock type evolves to have quite the attack power. We’ll nip that right in the bud.” Unfezant flaps it’s wings hard and sends down a huge pillow of feathers to coat poor Mace. It’s a huge amount, and you know that whatever physical attacks he tries are going to be greatly softened. On top of that, it looked extra effective, to the point where maybe he won’t be able to hear as well through that thick layer. This is really bad. “Mace! Gravity!” The rock that’s hidden somewhere in the big ball of feathers acts. It’s a pretty sloppy attempt, but despite that, you can feel it working even from where you are. Unfezant comes to a graceful but forced landing on the ground. “Oh? This is a surprise. I expected a young man like you with a strong girl like that watching to be aggressive. I may have misjudged you.” You sigh in relief. You think you got lucky with his approach this time. You need to be careful with this battle. But at least his experience might be a handicap against your unusual pokemon. Maybe you can use that. The question is, is will Mace's muffled hearing hurt his accuracy? Will he be more vulnerable to attacks he doesn't hear coming? You wish you knew more. [That’s it for tonight. I’d love to run longer but I have an early morning. Tomorrow is iffy on if I can run. I should be able to, but I don’t want to promise. I’ll post as soon as I know for sure.]
>>1506072Thanks for running, and good thing Gravity makes moves more accurate.
>>1506072awesome thread tonight, Gobble! thanks for running
>>1506072Goodnight gobble, thanks for running!Now to just wait until 2 am for playmaker to wake up and start running...
>>1506072Thanks for running gobble
>>1506072Thanks for running Gobble
>>1506072Well, looks like I missed everything important.Shit.
>>1506078>>1506080>>1506089>>1506092[Thanks. Good call on that Gravity. It was a lucky break I picked Feather Dance before that roll, because that Unfezant is seasoned and strong]
>>1506072Thanks for running Gobble!
>>1506101Thanks for running Gobble!
>>1506100Well, you didn't miss the post-thread strategy musings.Personally, I think we should immediately swap into Gobble. Mace relies heavily on his hearing, and it's not like he has odor sleuth to fall back on. By swapping him out we should be able to get rid of feather dance's effect the same way swapping gets rid of stat changes or leech seeds.The trade-off to swapping is locking in our last pokemon and allowing him to choose his second to adapt. Maybe a fighting type.But the thing is, Gobble is our bulkiest guy, so he would fare best in potentially swapping into an attack. And best of all, he has a pecha berry+natural gift. (That's a 60 bp, 80% accuracy [now 100%+] physical electric move.) with recycle he can use it twice. And his move pool is pretty versatile for whatever comes out after Unfezant. He also might be able to cheat out big damage with last resort, focus punch, or metronome.I can see an argument for switching into Dice though. He'll resist a steel wing and has ice fang for Unfezant. But there are more potential counters to him too. (Electric and grass)
>>1506210I agree on switching out. As much as I want to give Dice some screen time, we need to win. I have a feeling his dodging would have trouble working under the Gravity, meanwhile Gobble is a super heavy Pokemon who probably won't mind it too much.
>>1506452Well, Gobble will be carrying around an extra 150 pounds under intense gravity. I'm not sure if his insane poke-strength extends that far. But I think the point is less that it will affect him and more that he doesn't really rely on mobility anyways.Although he should still be able to get around with surf. Gravity shouldn't affect buoyancy since the water gets heavier too.
>>1506072> is will Mace's muffled hearingI do believe that's my first butt.
>>1506210I completely forgot about Natural Gift, Gobble is obviously our best choice. It should be noted that while Natural Gift is Physical it doesn't make contact, so being able to move more slowly might be a non-issue. It's like an elemental wave that originates from the user.I think we should absolutely use Dice if Gobble gets KO'd or if Gravity is too much for Gobble. I'd really like to use Bella more too. It's been a while since she's battled.
>>1506101Hey, Gobble. You should also update the character sheet pastebin with so that Herb's real name is John Johnson.
>>1507959It's a 2v2.
Would gobble's surf get rid of the feathers? I want a chance for dice and Bella, but this battle is important so gobble is the best choice atm
>>1508130I think just swapping out would get rid of the feathers on mace. It's possible gobble could clean himself off if he got hit too, but it'll probably be harder than just using surf as a special attack to ignore the atk drop.
>>1507995I know, I'm just saying for the future. Both Dice and Bella haven't gotten a chance to battle in a while. I feel like we favor Gobble and Mace heavily.
>>1508560Yeah, Mace certainly got a lot of spotlight by steamrolling that last gym. Bella really shone in the electric gym and Dice in the fire gym. But that's starting to feel like a long time ago. Gobble is just a good anchor all around and usually gets to show off a little, but hasn't had any crowning moments in combat for a while.
[Hope everyone is having a nice Sunday! Thread in like 10 minutes]
>>1508650nicelooks like I woke up just in time
>>1508650Playmaker is running right now too and I have no deliveries. Everything's turning up pizzanon.
Hardened Battlershttp://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/qstarchive.html?tags=Pokemon%20Island%20Adventure%20Questhttps://twitter.com/GobbleQMCharacter info pastebin in progress: http://pastebin.com/iB0tb7rzDice odds for best of 3: http://pastebin.com/994WTT3gGeneral rules:There is a 10 minute voting period after each post. Non-contradictory votes will be combined as best as possible.Write-ins for all votes are always welcome and encouraged. They may not all make it into the post or be altered to fit in, but I'll do my best to at least try to address the spirit of the write-in.Very important or contentious votes may be redone in a stricter voting system as circumstances warrant.Combat mechanics involve three rolls of 1d100, taking the best, and using the base accuracy and crit ranges of the game, roughly, but the 'turn order' will be more like the anime, where sometimes you can do a few moves in a row or be hit by a combo of moves yourself, all depending on circumstances. Stronger moves tend to take more time and have more cooldown than weaker moves, so beware of that timing. Speed is more important for closing ground, intercepting, and other things and doesn't necessarily mean going first. Infact, you can do more than one move in a row like the anime, but so can your opponents.Call me out on a mistake and receive a suggestive picture, mostly likely a butt.Pokemon:Gobble (Munchlax)Mace (Roggenrola)Belladonna (Roselia)Dice (Totodile)Badges: 3Location: A small forest clearing just outside of Kaitwe, close to your house
>>1508650Hope your day's been good, Gobble!
>>1508691Have fun everyone! I'm gonna run some DnD for my friends. Love you Gobble! Your quests are amazing!
>>1507968[Thanks!]>>1506741[Here you are]
>>1508691Whoo! Glad you got everything done Gobble! Good to see you today.
Mace tries to shake off the feathers quickly, but they aren’t that easy to remove. The Unfezant struggles to adjust to the new intense gravity. It can’t get more than a small hop off the ground. You look over the small clearing inside the wooded area for anything you can use to your advantage. There’s small bits of brush, some overhanging trees, some open air, but not much else. >Mud Slap, while it’s grounded!>Rocket Headbutt. His energy can make up for lost attack power>Rock Blast, it’ll hit easier>Iron Defense, make up for lowered attack with heightened defense!>Try to knock down the tree near Unfezant so it falls on it>Switch pokemon>Something else
>>1508789>Switch pokemonGobble, we need those debuffs gone
>>1508789>Mud Slap, while it’s grounded!Might as well while it's effective. Get that accuracy down!
>>1508789Switch to gobble, nature power asap.
>>1508698>>1508728>>1508756[Thanks! I was expecting much worse. It's nice to be wrong]
>>1508789>>Rock Blast, it’ll hit easier
>>1508789>>Mud Slap, while it’s grounded!
>>1508802Sorry, natural gift, not nature power.
>>1508798If possible I'd like to add Natural Gifting as fast as possible.
Rolled 28, 38, 89 = 155 (3d100)[Ignore me]
“Good job Mace, now come on back.” You retrieve him with the pokeball. You’re relieved to see it penetrating the feathers and leaving them behind. “A tactical retreat? Hmm, most young men are too headstrong and brash to know when to back down. You must be the tricky type. Very well, Unfezant, Taunt whatever comes next!” True to his word, he has an instant Taunt ready for Gobble as soon as he’s out. Gobble throws up his hands in frustration and looks back to you as if to say “What’s this guy’s problem? Lemme at ‘em!”>Metronome! Trust in your luck!>Focus Punch. It hasn’t done you bad yet>Body Slam! Think of the effect under this gravity>Natural Gift. You’re pretty sure Pecha Berry is electric>Chip Away, attack attack attack!>Surf, Gobble’s newest move>Switch back>Something else
>>1508885>Body Slam! Think of the effect under this gravity
>>1508885>>Body Slam! Think of the effect under this gravityI don't want to Natural Gift if we can't Recycle and get the berry back
>>1508885>Body Slam! Think of the effect under this gravitySave Natural Gift as a surprise
>>1508885>>Body Slam! Think of the effect under this gravity
>>1508885>Natural Gift. You’re pretty sure Pecha Berry is electricIt's super effective and we can recycle later.
>>1508885>Body Slam! Think of the effect under this gravityWe can hit it with Nature's Gift in a bit.
[Roll baby roll]
Rolled 60 (1d100)>>1508940
Rolled 53 (1d100)>>1508940Come on and SLAM
Rolled 49 (1d100)>>1508940
Rolled 94, 77, 88 = 259 (3d100)[Oops. Forgot mine.]
>>1508949Can we trade rolls? You were suppose to go first
>>1508951>>1508955A 60 isn't bad, relax.
>>1508959Compared to 3 rolls all above 75 it seems... lacking.
>>1508972Well we only use the highest. So only the 94 matters.
herb's bad luck is biting him back :^)
>>1508981This isn't bad luck though, its the other person having good luck.
>>1508985Wouldn't it be bad luck to challenge the person with good luck?
>>1508986That is going too deep
“You’re hard to trap, Mr. Hoilo.” “Why thank you, Herb. And please, just Hoilo. Or Hoi. You’re not too bad yourself. I can tell your pokemon see you as a friend.” You’re not sure if that’s meant as a good thing or a backhanded compliment. You can worry about that later, though. “Gobble! Body Slam!” “Unfezant! Air Slash!” Gobble rushes over to give that bird the full power of his weight, but on his way he’s hit across the belly with the Air Slash. He flinches and doubles over, unable to deliver his attack. That move looked like it really knocked the wind out of him. “Air Slash can make slower pokemon flinch. It seems that speed may determine this battle, unless you have a strategy to get around that.” Is he taunting you or trying to teach you? It’s bugging you just a little, either way. >Gobble, try Body Slam again!>Natural Gift! Let him have it!>Focus Punch>Metronome. You might get exactly what you need>Chip Away!>Try Rollout! Maybe he’s got it by now>Surf the ground. Use mud to slow Unfezant down>Switch back>Something else
>>1509018>Natural Gift! Let him have it!This should be faster than Body Slam
>>1509018>>Surf the ground. Use mud to slow Unfezant down
>>1509018>Surf the ground. Use mud to slow Unfezant down
>>1509018>>Natural Gift! Let him have it!
>>1509018>Natural Gift! Let him have it!We're boned
>>1509018>Natural Gift! Let him have it!Let's do this thing.
>>1509018Wait was Hoilo suppposed to be the one using Taunt or the Unfezant?
Rolled 22, 51, 72 = 145 (3d100)[Roll it!]
Rolled 36 (1d100)>>1509074
Rolled 28 (1d100)>>1509074
>>1509052[Unfezant. Hoilo is just talking a lot during the battle as well]
>>1509076>>1509079Now we can complain about being unlucky unless dubs mean something.
We're only lucky when it has nothing to do with battling, apparently. Good to know.
>>1509094Did you not look at last gym or a few other battles we had?
>>1509076>>1509078>>1509079This is what happens when you have important battles so close to when you worked yourself and your pokemon to exhaustion in your workout.
>>1509115That was awhile ago and Pokecenter machines help with fatigue.
You glance to Laki. She has her arms folded and she’s watching the two pokemon with a lot of focus. Her pokemon, minus Wailord are out, watching as well. “Gobble! Natural Gift! Give it to him hard!” Gobble takes the berry, focuses for a moment, and transforms it into a wave of powerful energy. “Unfezant! Sky Attack!” The bird pokemon starts charging up. You don’t know what that move is, but if it takes this long to charge it must be something big. It takes the electrical attack head on! And while it was a pretty sloppy attack from Gobble, it landed and looked super effective! A yellow buzz of energy cracks around it for a moment before fading in favor of it’s charging attack. This looks like it’s going to hurt. And Gobble is still taunted. But Gravity is still cranked up. So his path towards Gobble will be easy to predict. He won’t be able to get more than a foot or so off the ground. >Switch back to Mace, he can take it>Gobble! Dodge!>Gobble, go in front of that rock and dodge! (huge longshot)>Metronome. You need a miracle>Tackle. Go quick and hard>Body Slam, meet it with maximum power!>Something else
>>1509172>Body Slam, meet it with maximum power!His momentum will only hurt him more
>>1509172>>Body Slam, meet it with maximum power!
>>1509172>Body Slam, meet it with maximum power!
>>1509172>Body Slam, meet it with maximum power!You can do it Gobble!
Rolled 47 (1d100)>>1509251K
Rolled 14 (1d100)>>1509251trust in the heart of the dice
Rolled 64 (1d100)>>1509251I believe!
The dice just aren't having it today. Highest thing we've rolled today is that 64.
“I believe in you Gobble! Meet him head on with Body Slam!” Gobble looks back and gives a thumbs up and determined smile. He trusts your judgement, and he believes in you the way you believe in him. He turns back around and starts charging. Under any other circumstances he wouldn’t have the speed to even meet the attack. But with gravity and the long preparation time, he knows exactly where it’s going to come from. He charges and charges and leaps as high as the gravity lets him. At the same time, Unfezant finishes gather the energy and rushes after him, coated in a powerful energy. The two pokemon collide in the middle. But Gobble’s Body Slam is just no match for the power of Unfezant and he loses out on the matchup. He comes crashing down to the grass. Unfezant takes a long loop around to slow down, but before he’s all the way over, the Gravity begins to fade and he’s finally free to touch the sky again. “Gobble!” You yell out. You take a second to calm yourself and retrieve him. “Good effort, Gobble.” You hope he doesn’t feel bad. He didn’t do anything wrong. “Alright Mace, come on out again!” Mace appears back in a flash of light. He quickly zeroes in to face his opponent. He’s taking this very seriously. >Rock Blast! Fire!>Iron Defense. He’ll need it for Unfezant and whatever comes next>Gravity again. It’s handy to have up>Rocket into the sky and Headbutt>Lure it into an attack and use your surprise rockets to dodge. Your next attack will have a huge advantage if you pull it off.>Something else
>>1509395>Rock Blast! Fire!Take em out of the sky fast, he will probably go for Taunt so we can't Gravity again
>>1509395>>Rock Blast! Fire!
>>1509395>Rock Blast! Fire!
something fishy is going on with the dice tonight, what are we gonna do when we lose half?
Rolled 11, 8, 14 = 33 (3d100)[Roll!]
Rolled 78 (1d100)>>1509456More of that please
Rolled 50 (1d100)>>1509456
Rolled 16 (1d100)>>1509456N E V E R L U C K Y
Rolled 20 (1d100)
>>1509460For once we win
>>1509456Ha! Your turn!
I'm late and very worried, will we win? Will we lose? Will we have to apologize to mom for being a bad son?!
>>1509512If we lose our Dad is not gonna let us put our journey on hold to help with money around the house.
>>1509526If we lose we should give Mom the money we do have and put our journey on hold for a bit while we try fishing for heart scales/ pearls. Or we could challenge gyms.
>>1509512I think we'll lose, but Hoilo doesn't seem like some kind of asshole so it won't be that bad. He probably won't even take our money.
>>1509570Fuck putting our journey on hold. That goes against the whole point of it.
>>1509512If we lose, we might be able to squeeze in some part time work to make some money, I don't know how we were planning on making up the rest of the money anyway since we didn't bet all of it.
“Stay high and hit it with Air Slash! We can wear him down.” He directs his Unfezant. Unfezant pushes itself up high as far as it can go. It flaps out a razor thin slice of energy that cuts down grass around Mace, but fails to hit him. “Mace! Rock Blast! Give it your all!” Mace is locked onto his aerial opponent. He’s watching the patch along the sky, waiting for his perfect shot. Suddenly he starts firing rocks out like an anti-aircraft battery. They nail him once, twice, three times! It’s super effective! Unfezant is caught off guard thanks to his Air Slash missing, and he starts coming down. He manages to get it together and level out before hitting the ground though. But it’s clear that he’s almost out. You’re about to call out to use Rock Blast again, but you remember that as moves get stronger, pokemon need to take more time between uses. >Go for a quick Tackle to try to finish it>Iron Defense, use it now instead of against his next pokemon>Headbutt, make sure to put it down with a stronger attack>Push him to use Rock Blast again anyway. Mace has the energy for it>Something else
>>1509600>Headbutt, make sure to put it down with a stronger attack
>>1509600>>Headbutt, make sure to put it down with a stronger attack
>>1509600>Iron Defense use it now instead of against his next Pokemon Build ourselves up for a rocket boost attack
Rolled 60, 24, 44 = 128 (3d100)[Sorry, had to step away for a second. Roll it!]
Rolled 41 (1d100)>>1509672
Rolled 42 (1d100)>>1509672
Rolled 80 (1d100)>>1509672
Rolled 82 (1d100)>>1509672
Rolled 9 (1d100)>>1509672
>>1509672Hey Gobble, would a gravity on top of a gravity result in 2.3x normal gravity, 2.8x normal gravity, refresh the duration of the 1.66x normal gravity, or put gravity back to normal? (All this assumes the increase in accuracy is proportional to the increase in gravity.)
“We’ll have to get tricky ourselves, Unfezant! Confuse him with Swagger! Then we’ll have a chance to Roost!” Unfezant comes down and swaggers. And boy, does that get to the usually calm Mace. “Headbutt, Mace!” Mace luckily hears the comma in that sentence and doesn’t try to headbutt himself in confusion. Instead, he rushes over to Unfezant and hits it with a hard, solid Headbutt then slams the bird’s head down hard on the dirt. It’s clearly knocked out. “Good battling, Unfezant. You took us far. Now go, Starmie!” Oh come on! The starfish pokemon appears with a “Hiya!” It’s facelessly faces off against Mace and his faceless face. Mace is still confused, and now you’ve got a type advantage against a more evolved pokemon. This is going to be really rough. The one advantage you have is Mace’s energy propulsion. >Rock Blast away it’s first attack>Mud Slap! It can’t hit you if it can’t see you>Rocket up as high as you can towards the sun!>Zoom into the forest and hide. Maybe you can do hit and run tactics>Tackle. Get in close>Something else
>>1509776>>Rocket up as high as you can towards the sun!
>>1509776>Zoom into the forest and hide. Maybe you can do hit and run tactics
>>1509776>Mud Slap! It can’t hit you if it can’t see you>you’ve got a type advantage against a more evolved pokemon.Shouldn't that be a disadvantage?
>>1509776>Rocket up as high as you can towards the sun!in the future we need to learn sand storm
>>1509776>>Zoom into the forest and hide. Maybe you can do hit and run tacticsat the very least we can use the forest as shielding
>>1509818Also hide to wait out the confusion to have a nice +2 to attack
>>1509776>Rocket up as high as you can towards the sun!
>>1509797[Indeed it should be!]
>>1509776>Rocket up as high as you can towards the sun!I'm not voting for this, just have a question.Can we teach Mace Fly?
>>1509886you dropped your tripalso do we need dice?
>>1509887[Yes. Also, we need a tiebreaker]
>>1509776>Rocket up as high as you can towards the sun!There
>>1509776>>Zoom into the forest and hide. Maybe you can do hit and run tactics
Rolled 70, 100, 64 = 234 (3d100)[Roll!]
Rolled 70 (1d100)>>1509952
Rolled 4 (1d100)>>1509952Well shit
Rolled 14 (1d100)>>1509952>100DICE GODS BLESS MY ROLL
>>1509952and we lose, i would say good game, but the dice were clearly screwing us over
>>1509985Just like real competitive Pokemon
Never give up, never surrender! Mace hasn't been hit yet and might hang on. We just need to go into dodge mode.
>>1510016There is definitely a time to surrender. We'll just have to see if that time is now.
>>1509919I know what we need to train next, then!
>>1510037No, that's dumb.Mace needs to learn Fly. EVERYTHING else is secondary.
>>1510044Id really rather teach him sandstorm or rock slide or other moves on his level up list first.
>>1510065I agree with Sandstorm, it is sad for Mace's ability to be useless for so long/
>>1510078>>1510065'bout damn time! Been saying this for awhile now
>>1510078>>1510065But.. I think he might want to learn to fly more.
>>1510099Mace has been sent flying too much I think.
I'd rather train up stats like defence so our Pokemon getting hit once or twice wouldn't lead to horrible situations like this
“Mace! Go as high as you can! Angle yourself so that Starmie is looking at the sun!” He doesn’t know Fly, so it’s more like an uncontrolled rocket and doesn’t have the Flying type energy when he lands. Still, that distance and unpredictability could really turn this around. “What the-? Nevermind! Starmie, don’t go easy! Hydro Pump! Get ready to follow up with another quick attack. He’ll have Sturdy.” Mace rockets into the sky. As he starts really getting up, he’s blasted with a heavy jet of water. It’s like a laser cannon out of some scifi movie. After it flows over the poor dot in the sky, you see Mace go completely limp. He’s knocked right out in a single blow. “Oh my.” He says, watching Mace. “Herb, this is no trick, is it?” “No.” He thinks and fiddles with his pokeballs. “Hmm, Unfezant is in no condition to grab him.” You start getting nervous as Mace loses his momentum and reaches his apex. You’ve got to act fast! >Ask Laki to send out Wailord to be a cushion>Try to catch him! Hurry!>Send Dice after him. He can manage momentum really well>Tell Laki to send Chatot. It’s strong enough, right?>Get Dice and Bella to moisten the ground where he’ll land, make it soft mud>Something else
>>1510078Everything else is secondary. Once he's learned Fly he can learn Sandstorm. The two would work pretty well together, after all.
>>1510120>>Try to catch him! Hurry!
>>1510099We can add Fly to the repertoire after we get sandstorm. Think about it, have Mace use sandstorm, use his rocket ability to spin, stirring it up even more so and then come flying out of like a missile. no one will ever see best rock comin'
>>1510120>Try to catch him! Hurry!>Get Dice and Bella to moisten the ground where he’ll land, make it soft mud
>>1510120Can't.. we recall him with the pokeball?>>Try to catch him! Hurry!
>>1510120>>>Try to catch him! Hurry!come on dice gods you owe us here
>>1510120>>Ask Laki to send out Wailord to be a cushionnow do guys realise we need to train a lot more, we got lucky in the gym, we still need to have our pokemon get stronger, just teaching them every move under the sun isn't going to work
>>1510120>Something else>Recall him to pokeball
>>1510138Fly should come first, he'll need more time to master it.
>>1510120>Try to catch him! Hurry!>>1510119I agree on stats, but our opponent has been critting us like a madman this fight.
>>1510144[Yup. I was wondering if anyone would ask that]
>>1510120>Try to catch him! Hurry!>Recall him with his pokeball
>>1510144backing this>>1510150Sandstorm will be better cause he'll be able to use it with sand veil, making more evasive. Fly will indeed take more time, but we can easily get sandstorm now.
>>1510150No, that is why you do it later. Training him to fly will stunt his growth in other stuff. Also the longer we wait the more energy he will build up to fly easier.>>1510120Changing >>1510151>Try to catch him! Hurry!>Recall him with his pokeball>>1510168He has Sand Force
>>1510170Huh, could've sworn it was veil. disregard but we could still use it as an improvised defense. Either way, its smarter long run to learn sandstorm cause this will boost his offense. Mace is nibble as it is so fly isnt a huge priority. also wouldnt gravity interfere with fly?
>>1510197Yeah, I remember the original idea was to use Sandstorm + Stealth Rock and the energy to dash around for guerrilla warfare
You know, I kind of hope we can get to know this old guy better, and maybe learn from him. He's clearly got his shit together, and he seems like a nice enough dude.
>>1510222True, could be a friendly sometime rival like Polu
>>1510155>>1510120>Recall into his pokeball before he hits the ground
What do you do? Cushion the blow? Try to get a pokemon to catch him? Catch him yourself? You begin to move forward to get ready. He’s your pokemon, and you’re not going to let him fall! Even if that means trying to catch him and risking an injury. “Herb, what are you doing?” Laki asks. “I’m going to ca-” oh. Right. You guess you just panicked for a second because you were so worried. You take out his pokeball and retrieve him. “Nevermind. Good job, Mace. We didn’t win, but you did really well and I’m proud.”You sigh. You've never been a sore loser, and even making that one visible gesture bothers you, but you feel like you just didn't have it together this time. And you really needed that money. Losing is fine, but you feel like you're letting your family down when they need you. “It was a good battle.” Hoilo comes to your side. “I’d be happy to battle you again sometime, after some training.” He puts a hand on your shoulder. “Can I ask, why did you choose to challenge me?” >He looked like he had a lot of money>No particular reason>You thought you’d learn something from someone experienced>You just overestimated your abilities and regret your mistake>Something else
>>1510243>He looked like he had a lot of money and I needed some for my familyI mean that was my reason
>>1510243>He looked like he had a lot of money
>>1510243>You just overestimated your abilities and regret your mistake>He looked like he had a lot of money>Something elseMumble something about sort of needing some money. Actually, it occurs to me that this is probably pretty similar to how his mom's gambling issues went.
>>1510243>>No particular reasonDidn't really care about who we fought, just wanted a fight to gain some for of experience
>>1510243>He looked like he had a lot of money and I wanted some for my family>You just overestimated your abilities and regret your mistakeAlso>worry to yourself that you're being hypocritical by worrying about Mom but then gambling yourself.
>>1510243>You thought you’d learn something from someone experienced
“You look like you have a lot of money.” You keep your eyes on your shoes. He chuckles. “Well, you’re very honest, at least. But money is nothing next to experience. Assuming you’re not going hungry or anything, that is.” “I wanted experience too. And I usually don’t care about money. I just...I wanted to win it for my family.” You mumble, feeling a deep sense of shame about your financial problems. “So I challenged you. I guess that was a big mistake. I thought I could win and save the day.” “I see.” He looks at you, then to Laki. She’s still coming over and is out of earshot. “This is no trick, is it? You’re not trying to con an old man out of paying?” He checks his card. “Hmm. Well Herb, Like I said. Money is nothing next to experience, and seeing that flying Roggenrola certainly was a new one for me. Why don’t we pretend things went differently?” He holds a wad of cash in his hands. >No. You lost. It wouldn’t be right. You have principles>Really? Okay!>You can’t accept all that money. How about just not paying for your loss? >Ask if there’s a way you can work it off or pay him back>Something else
>>1510533>Ask if there’s a way you can work it off or pay him back
>>1510533>>No. You lost. It wouldn’t be right. You have principles
>>1510533>Ask if there’s a way you can work it off or pay him backIt's the Herbiest option.
>>1510533>>Ask if there’s a way you can work it off or pay him backIf not>>No. You lost. It wouldn’t be right. You have principles
>>1510533>No. You lost. It wouldn’t be right. You have principles>Ask if there’s a way you can work it off or pay him back
>>1510533>No. You lost. It wouldn’t be right. You have principlesIf i recall its customary to turn down the first time but if he insist...>Ask if there’s a way you can work it off or pay him back
>>1510557Was that everywhere or just that temple?
>>1510533>>Ask if there’s a way you can work it off or pay him back>No. You lost. It wouldn’t be right. You have principles
>>1510553I agree with this course of action.
>>1510576might be, but he's also our elder. we should exercise some proper manners
>>1510533>Ask if there’s a way you can work it off or pay him back.Rebuffing him would be kinda rude.
>>1510533>>Ask if there’s a way you can work it off or pay him back (Cooking, clothing stuff/fashion, secret to Mace's flight)if not>No. You lost. It wouldn’t be right. You have principles>Thank him for is generosity anyways
>>1510674Yeah. No matter what we do, we should thank him for his generosity.
“I couldn’t... I mean...” Your family could really use that. But can you accept it? “Is there any way I could pay you back instead? Or work it off?” “I don’t loan money, Herb. Never do. It’s against what I believe in. And I’m afraid I don’t need anything at the moment. It would be opulent.” It’s against his principles. Well, you have principles of your own, too. You can’t do accept this just because it’s convenient. “Then I’m going to have to say no. Thank you for the offer, but it’s against what I believe in, too.” He reaches down and shakes your hand. You barely have the reflexes to shake it back because it takes you by surprise. After that, he bows. “You’ll do well here, Herb. I can see it in your eyes that it wasn’t easy to say that. But principles that only exist when it’s convenient are just lies. You should be proud. You’ve earned my respect.” You do feel a swelling of pride. It feels like it really means something and it’s not just a polite thing to say. “Thank you.” He smiles and nods, and goes on his way. “I’m looking forward to a rematch in the future. Please stop by if you’re ever in Opala.” He hands you a card. “Now, I must be going. I’m here to visit my granddaughter. Good travels.” “You too!” You say as he leaves. Laki comes over just as he goes. “So, what are you going to do now?” Laki asks. She starts leading you towards the pokemon center, assuming that’s your next destination. >You’ll give your mom what you have and figure it out after>You’ve collected a lot of stuff. Maybe you can sell some of it>Guess you’ll go look for a job>Challenge someone else right after you heal your pokemon>Something else
>Guess you’ll go look for a job>You’ll give your mom what you have and figure it out after
>>1510813>>Guess you’ll go look for a job>You’ll give your mom what you have and figure it out after>Maybe go on a fossil/mushroom hunt again.
>>1510813>>Guess you’ll go look for a job
>>1510813>You’ll give your mom what you have and figure it out afterWe should visit home first
>>1510813>Guess you’ll go look for a jobCome on Pyukumuku chucking...
>>1510813>>You’ll give your mom what you have and figure it out afterARE WE REALLY GONNA PUT THE ADVENTURE ON HOLD. FUCKING SERIOUSLY.
>>1510813>You’ll give your mom what you have and figure it out afterWe can always get a job after
>>1510813>You’ll give your mom what you have and figure it out afterWe'll figure something out.
>>1510857Family is important too, I'd say. Certainly to Herb.
>>1510813>You'll give your mom what you have and figure it out afterhonestly we really dont have time for a job, unless its an odd job. hopefully one that doesnt require us to work a street corner, though i'm sure Laki wouldnt mind being our pimp
>>1510878Then we can visit them first. I'm betting 5 bucks our Dad will tell us to not worry about it.
>>1510879Huh, Actually we could probably give some pretty bitching massages.
>>1510922So we can start a unlicensed massage parlor dressed as a pikachu in short shorts
>>1510942realized that was a jolteon after I posted it.
>>1510981ah close enough.
>>1510813Jane's grandpa seems cool
>>1510813>Something elseMushroom huntthen maybe sell some things
>>1511017a small part of me hopes thats the case, just so we can drive her a bit crazy on her trying to determine what our angle is and how it plays into our grandmaster villainous plan
“I’m not sure. I’ll give my mom what I have, and I guess I’ll figure it out from there. Maybe I’ll get a job.” “A job, huh? That could take a lot of time.” “Yeah.” You sigh. She pats you on the back.“Don’t worry about it too much. You’ll figure something out. Maybe you’ll catch a lucky break.” The arm she was patting you with finds it’s way around your shoulder, but it’s a trap! She holds you still and tickles you all over. You almost fall to the ground from it, but she doesn’t let you and keeps going. She only stops after you start to cramp up. Oh wow. Ow. It wouldn’t be such a big deal if your muscles weren’t so strained from the exercise. The rest of the walk is going to be a trial. You try not to feel too grumpy towards with Laki. You get your pokemon healed again, and this time let them out. “Cute Grass pokemon.” A girl says, bending down to pet Bella. Bella, who is usually a little wary of strangers, enjoys it. “Oh thanks. I-...Keira?” You didn’t recognize her. She’s wearing mainlander clothes! If she didn’t have that facepaint and those signature wide eyes, you wouldn’t even know it was her. “How do I look?” She twirls. “Umm, good. But you didn’t have to put on mainlander clothes. I told you that you should just be yourself.” Is that a school girl outfit? “I know. But I wanted to.” She gasps. “Oh no, this is appropriate, right?” “Umm, yeah. No worries there.” The skirt is long and traditional, the tie is done up properly, and she even braided her hair like someone from the old country. “Great! Let’s go!” You all head towards your parents house. You tell Keira about your battle when she asks, and that prompts her to ask “But you learned from it, right?” Now that you’ve had some time to reflect on it, you do feel like you got something out of it. Maybe it’s because of his parting words that make you feel a bit more prideful, but you think you learned... >Some tips on teaching your pokemon each a good move>How to better predict a trainer’s next actions>A lot about training a particular stat>How to better personally defend yourself the next time a pokemon attacks you>The exacts of a pokemon’s endurance. You’ll know exactly when they can push themselves>Something else
>>1511065>How to better predict a trainer’s next actions
>>1511065>The exacts of a pokemon’s endurance. You’ll know exactly when they can push themselvesguh now we're getting a job, I hate this particular side quest and I just want it to be over :(
>>1511065>How to better personally defend yourself the next time a pokemon attacks you
>>1511065>The exacts of a pokemon’s endurance. You’ll know exactly when they can push themselves
>>1511065>How to better predict a trainer’s next actions>>1511087I'll die before I let us get a job
>>1511065>How to better predict a trainer’s next actions>>1511087>>1511100It's a coming of age story and entering the working world is part of growing up. We'll work until we get enough for Mom, grow from it, and move on.
>>1511108That will take a lot of time, fuck off with job shit.
>>1511108The only job i will accept will be the CEO of our coffee chain
>>1511131I really don't see what the problem is. We worked for our super rod, and got to do cool kekleon adventures because of it. We met Tauros and taught Gobble and Dice Surf because of it. We can work for liquid assets too. It's not like the job is going to be office work. It'll probably be something like mareep herding or invasive pokemon tracking or assisting nurse joy. And even if it is a shitty, boring, tiresome job I doubt we'll be staying at the same in-quest time per post ratio for it.>>1511151Running a coffee stand would be a great job.
>>1511173Herbal Coffee:"We only sell coffee!"
>>1510813I just got back, so I missed this, but man, what a cool guy. I really like Hoilo. Hopefully we'll get to see him again.
You arrive home just as the rain starts coming down hard. The three of you and your pokemon run to get under the overhang by your front door. Dice and Bella don’t seem to mind the rain at all, though. “Herb!” Your mom greets you with a big hug as you come in. “Oh honey. You’re soaked. Oh, and you must be Herbs friends.” You mom seems a bit surprised at Laki and Keira, but doesn’t say anything. “Your other friend arrived a little earlier today. I told her it was fine to wait upstairs in your room. I hope that’s alright.” Hana’s here already? That was quick! You introduce Laki and Keira to your mom. Laki and Keira look like they’re trying to make a good impression, so that’s good. Not that you thought they’d do anything impolite, but you’re just glad everyone is getting along. But before you go say hi to Hana, you take your mom aside. “Umm, mom. About that money.,” You reach into your pocket to take out what you have. You really don’t want to break this to her. “I only have this.” “Only? Herb, that’s exactly enough.” What? You look at the wad in your hand. Where did that come from? She hugs you. “Oh Herb. I’m so sorry to ask this. I promise we’ll pay you back as soon as we can. Only a paycheck or two away. We won’t spend on anything we don’t need until then.” You just sort of go on autopilot as you try to figure out what happened. You walk back to Keira and Laki, confused. “What’s wrong?” Keira asks. You explain that you ended up having enough money after all. But you have no idea how. Where did it come from?Laki slaps you back. “You probably just forgot about extra money you had on you. I’ve seen how forgetful you are about that stuff. I wouldn’t worry about it. Come on, let’s go see your room.” She starts dragging you upstairs. “This way, right?” >Yeah. That makes sense, you guess. Huh. Lucky break. Put it out of your mind>Something doesn’t feel right about that, but you’ll give it some real thought later. Enjoy the moment.>Waaaaait a minute. Confront Laki about this>Ask Keira about it privately. She wouldn’t lie to you if she knows something>Something else
>>1511256>Waaaaait a minute. Confront Laki about this
>>1511256>>Something doesn’t feel right about that, but you’ll give it some real thought later. Enjoy the moment.
>>1511256>Waaaaait a minute. Confront Laki about this when we reach our room
>>1511256>Ask Keira about it privately. She wouldn’t lie to you if she knows somethingLeave Laki alone! Accusing without evidence is how you ruin friendships!
>>1511256>>Something doesn’t feel right about that, but you’ll give it some real thought later. Enjoy the moment.>Only cry a lil bit.
>>1511256>Something doesn’t feel right about that, but you’ll give it some real thought later. Enjoy the moment.
>>1511256>Something doesn’t feel right about that, but you’ll give it some real thought later. Enjoy the moment.We'll ask them later. Either way, we'll have to 'repay' either girls kindness
>>1511256>Something doesn’t feel right about that, but you’ll give it some real thought later. Enjoy the moment
>>1511256>Waaaaait a minute. Confront Laki about thisnah she just doesn't want to inconvenience us, we're in this shit now we have to finish it.
>>1511256 >Something doesn’t feel right about that, but you’ll give it some real thought later. Enjoy the moment.
>>1511256>Something doesn’t feel right about that, but you’ll give it some real thought later. Enjoy the moment.Time to be SOCIAL is here!
>>1511256>Waaaaait a minute. Confront Laki about thisIt was either the old guy, or Laki. Laki makes more sense since she tickled the shit out of Herb.I don't want to confront her in an accusatory way, just ask her if she did it, and tell her we'll make it up to her somehow, if she did.
Herb gonna walk in to find Hana wearing his underwear on her head.
>>1511331>implying its Hana
>>1511339It's Max. Somehow.
>>1511339>Big sister lewdly bullying Hana
>>1511352Mom said 'her' Jane
>>1511331Probably Jane tbqh. Gonna freak out that we're actually home and go "Oh my god how did you know I was spying on you!"
>>1511329Oh Im sure it was Laki and Im sure it was her money its just not the place to talk about it.
>>1511362Max has been a girl all along.Max is Jane in disguise!
aww I just got itwhen Laki heard we were going to get a job she panic'd that we would leave her and quit our quest so she wired us the money.Laki just moved up a rank for me
>>1511372It was old man or Laki. Or maybe both of them working in concert?
>>1511385nah old man would not do that out of respect for our conviction; it's gotta be Laki.Assuming it is that, this ties things up nicely. We can drop this stupid fucking sidequest and just pay Laki back whenever.
>>1511385The old man was Laki in disguise!
That really doesn’t feel right. You wouldn’t just forget about that much money. Especially when it’s been the focus of your thoughts for the last while. Maybe you should say something. Laki and Keira are both grabbing one of your hands trying to figure out where to go. You get a glimpse of your mom in the kitchen, looking incredibly relieved. Keira is looking at all the things in your house in amazement and awe, and Laki has a very content and big smile. It’s not like her usual predatory smile, but more happy and shining one. You finally relent and lead the girls up to your room where Hana is. With everyone this happy, you decide not to rock the boat. You’ll worry about that later and just enjoy things for now. You open the door quickly and wide, eager to see you Hana. “Hello, Johnathon Johnson.”Smiling confidently and sitting cross legged on your bed, is Jane. [That’s it for tonight. I have no idea what this week is like, but I really, really want to run again as soon as possible. I’ll update as soon as I know]
So how much you wanna bet Hana was rubbing one out to Herb's pillow
>>1511414Well I'll be taking my 50 bucks.>>1511413Thanks for running.
>>1511413>“Hello, Johnathon Johnson.”well fuckthanks for running Gobble.
>>1511413CALLED IT!Thanks for running Gobble. Looking forward to this>>1511414I'll take my payment in lewds please. Butts or breast are acceptable
>>1511413Thanks for running Gobble! Really loving everything.Does Mace dream of flying?
>>1511437It was pretty obvious my dude.
>>1511413Motherfucker. I just realized that Herb really is a JoJo. He even has Crazy Diamond.Also, this is the part where we fluster Jane by being excited she's here and showing her hospitality, right?Goodnight Gobble, thanks for running!Too bad you're not American, Memorial Day is tomorrow and you would likely be free to run.
>>1511417>>1511434>>1511437>>1511439[Thanks for coming!]>>1511438[He hasn't before, and so far most skyward trips have ended badly, but he's hoping to get it down eventually. He's developing a bit of a worry about it, though. The ground is comfortable, and where rocks belong. The sky is scary.]
>>1511452I don't think we should be too excited.. it'd be incredibly rude to the other girls.
>>1511452[That'd be nice. But I had a long weekend last weekend.Night!]
Laki confirmed for best girl, or manipulating slut?
>>1511467Thanks for running Gobbles>Johnathan JohnsonI'm so happy with this I have the biggest idiotic smile right now.
>>1511501Best girl who's worried about losing one of her closest friends for a while.
>>1511417>>1511437Fine, fine here you go
>>1511413Hah. I knew it.
>>1511555>skin lacingIf you stop that will be enough
>>1511565You're missing out
>>1511570missing a negative is still a net positive.
>>1511501Best girl. That's not a manipulative thing to do.If she was trying to be manipulative she'd have given it to him and wanted something back.
>>1511501>>1511589** or offered it in exchange for something etc.In this she just hid money on Herb and is stupidly pleased that Herb is happy.That's love right there.
>>1511501She sees it as paying him back for everything he's done for her. She knows that if she just openly gave it Herb would insist on paying it back but she wants him too just have it no strings.
> herb is literally long dick johnsonhuh
>>1511620>>1511607When the two of us are alone we should lovingly kiss her as the man we are.
>>1512586>Herb's middle name is Jackson.>Jonathan Jackson Johnson.>He was named after his father, Jonathan Jackson Johnson Senior.>Making Herb Jonathan Jackson Johnson Junior.>He was definitely bullied relentlessly about it back on the mainland.>He's definitely still got a complex about it.>But he thought maybe here he could leave that behind.>And Jane's about to spread that name around like jam on toast.>Maybe she hasn't learned his middle name yet? Or his father's name?>At least when he was called Jonbuddai or Young Bro they didn't mean any harm.
Laki is best girl Jane is most interesting girl Kiera is most entertaining girl Looking forward to laki vs jane, jane tension with herb and kiera being cute about this house of amazing mainland stuff and interrogating the johnsons with all the right questions
>>1511413she's put her dirty dirty essence and scent on everything in the room to try and claim Herb, I bet!
I thought about various waifus and possible endings to their respective stories. Tell me if you disagree.Laki: Highly rewarding. Pushing each other to their limits, but providing just the right kind of support, Laki grows back her confidence and comes to terms with her past. A few years of training later, she returns to the olympics and wins gold. Not in pole vaulting, but in something she actually took up because she enjoyed it. Her resulting sports career pays enough to allow for Herb to become a stay-at-home husband/dad, still an eager friend of cooking and friendship. Maybe he even opens a little Pokémon daycare on his own?Hana: Difficult to predict. Growing to accept her body and mind due to Herb's caring support, Hana's outlook on life brightens. This is as far as I can think. What would she become? A professional movie critic? A water gym leader with aquatic prosthetics? I can't say for now. Keira: It's a long and dangerous path, but I would be highly willing to walk it due to the great content it would provide. The ghost temple, effectively ruling over Loanah, is the final authority to decide if Keira is allowed to pursue anything romantic. And please tell me I'm not the only one who thinks they are at least fishy. Remember our talk with Polu about the bone clip? And the destruction of Kontote's temple, ultimately leading to the ghost temple's rise? I think pursuit of a romantic route with Keira will result in getting closer to the mysterious past of these islands, Rayquaza and the temples. The possibilities for great stories are seemingly endless and I think that the 'Keira route' might be necessary to unleash some of the best ones. In a good ending, the anti-mainland movement is ended, just like the alienation of Kontote, with Keira residing at Eelilee mountain as the new high priestess of the ghost temple and Herb adopting the position of the high priest of the newly erected normal temple of Kontote. Other, less... fortunate ends might end in both of them finding their untimely demise and possibly even the destruction of the region as a whole.Valerie: Was this travel actually necessary for this ending?Most likely, both of them would leave Loanah sooner than later. Val grows into a strong business woman due to Herb's constant support. Taking over her father's financial empire, she would lead it into the future with great success. A new branch of the business opens and sweeps the globe in short time. Uncle Herb's Worry Seed Coffee grows to be the most popular coffee shop everywhere. Though he never really adapts to the high-flying life of the super rich, Herb accepts it due to Val being happy. Sometimes, he visits a random branch of Uncle Herb's to serve coffee and chat with strangers for a few hours, offering them various kinds of life advice.Polu: Out of the picture most likely. Shame. Another way to end the anti-mainland mindsets and alienation of Kontote might be found in a union of these two. [cont.]
[cont.]I'm not entirely sure how this would go, but I doubt we would give this much thought anyway. What would surely be included would be a pretty long, awkward phase of coming to terms with their sexualities and such. Jane: Highly interesting view into the human psychology. Coming to terms with Herb being kindness incarnate takes some more time with Jane, driving her almost mad with denial. One day, she finally bursts into an angry rant of impossible accusations and crying. Herb comforts her and this is where she breaks. Anger and madness turn into what they were supposed to be: Love, affection, attraction, respect... Falling from the submissive tree and hitting every branch, Jane turns into the only lover that can love Herb back with the same, self-sacrificing eagerness that he's giving out. Coming to terms with her heritage, both of them settle down on the islands, leading a quiet life with some children and a small Pokémon daycare.
>>1512995>>1513000I like the effort put in, but I feel like even if just as friends with Keira we are gonna find ourselves dealing with the past and normal temple stuff.
Why is Jane is our room and why does she seem so smug?
>>1513016Because she was here to meet her Grandpa for one. Also she knows our full name and knows where we live.
>>1513002Honestly, I can understand your thought process. But maybe the romance option adds another, deeper, not yet seen level? Like having to save the region from something bigger than the conspiracy? Or rising through the ranks instead of just being the heroes? It's like this most of the time in various stories.
>>1513029I'm sure we will deal with the full thing since the Big R is talking to us, but you make a good point about Keira opening a different way of doing things.
>>1512995>>1513000>I wouldn't mind supporting and pushing Laki's harem agenda>Maybe even suggest a certain priestess and limb deficient lady.>Conquistador Herb shall CONQUER or at least help colonize, luv ya Laki these islands!>Laki wins the gold and gets a kiss from her entire harem at once, pictures circulate on the news for weeks afterwards.
goddammit herb is a Jojo...
>>1513706I don't know what that means but it better translate to nice boy who tries his best.
>>1513740It means we need to increase our posing when we do something cool by 500%
>>1513706[What does this mean?]
>>1513870we come from a long line of men with the same nick name ( because both of you can take both letter from first and last name to make jojoj), we also have fab abs, great poses, strange sense of fashion and have supernatural abilities
>>1513920sorry for bad typing, it's really late where i am and I am just a bit tired
>>1513948>>1513920[Awesome! Thanks! I won't judge anyone on typing. I had to make a butt folder full of gigs of butts because of mine.]
>>1513870The Joestar bloodline has a tendency to get nicknamed JoJo. Jonathan Joestar, Joseph Joestar, Jotaro Kunjo, Josuke Higashikata (higashikata can be read as "Jo"), etc. It's from an OG manga series (1987 shonen jump) that recently received a popular anime adaptation."Jojo's bizarre adventure"One of the JoJos, Josuke, has healing powers (called crazy diamond), but they don't work on himself, hence my interest on whether Herb's healing has "crazy diamond rules." I recommend checking it out if you're in the mood for campy action. Plus you'll understand a lot more memes.
>>1514078Acht, should have included a picture.
>>1514104[I can dig it]
>>1513870he's really good at posing
>>1514078Wait. Was that a motherfucking JoJo reference?
>>1514649Shit! That ゴゴゴ!This must be the work of an enemy stand!It's Dark Herb!
>>1515172So do we know Laki's trainers for the Olympics?
>>1515190Island Machop Machoke and Machamp?
>>1515371Mega Aztec Machamp gets Protean as it's ability.
>>1515190Obviously they're fossil type pokemon. Dark/Rock.
>>1515477Koichi counts as an honorary JoJo right? His character arc reminds me of Herb.
>>1515190I-i-is Dark Herb, Dio?Motherfucking Dio?JANE WAS RIGHT ALL ALONG
>>1516398Dark Herb is probably more like Tonio.
>>1516824Tonio is super nice though.
>>1516852Exactly. Dark Herb isn't very "dark" at all because Herb doesn't actually have all that much darkness within him to be brought out. Tonio is, at most, a little shortsighted for not warning his customers about the freaky shit that happens to them during the healing process.
Let's look at this like Persona , then. What would Shadow Herb look like?...I'm imagining him in a maid outfit, adressing everyone as "master" or "mistress", and constantly fussing over their well-being. This reflects Herb's concerns both about his masculinity and taking everyone else's problems on his own shoulders.
>>1517152...I think you just want to dress him up in a maid outfit.Pervert.
>>1517152I'm don't know jack about persona but by context cues that sounds right.>>1517159I see nothing wrong with this.
>>1517203A Shadow is pretty much the thing from Jungian psychology, all the elements of yourself that you don't identify with and refuse to acknoledge. In the context of Persona, it manifests as an alternate self that proudly displays that hidden side of yourself (for most people hidden even from themselves) for the world to see. Herb strongly rejects the notion that he is in any way feminine, so his Shadow is a flagrant, open and a very convincing crossdresser.
>>1517245Shadows are a different thing each game. That is just what they are in Persona 4.
>>1517245Oh, that's pretty cool then. I like that it doesn't rely on the supposition of an elemental or universal perspective of evil. Although I do think that Herb is coming to terms with some of that, so depending on the point in the journey he appeared, shadow Herb could be weaker or stronger. I think the part of Herb he most refuses to even acknowledge is that he's kind of reckless and impulsive. He doesn't think of himself that way, but since starting his journey he's done a lot of action movie shenanigans. He probably doesn't want to accept not only that these behaviors can put himself and others at risk, but also that he does a lot of good that way.He might also be ignoring what a great twink he'd make.>>1517251Do the others have cool psychology things too?But also, what's Herb's middle name(s)? Maybe his full name is Jonathan Joseph Joshua Job Johnson Junior.And if he made thick-cut French fries, they'd be JoJo's JoJoes.
>>1517251It's pretty much what they are in Persona 5 as well. And Persona 2, iirc. Persona 3 didn't even have personal shadows, just Erebos, which was a collective Shadow.
>>1516398Wrong.Dio is maximillian
I couldn't help it. Thinking about our dudes as a Persona gang made me try and fit them to an Arcana.Herb: The Fool. Not just because he's the main character, but because he's an innocent little derp protected by his own luck, and because he has a lot of potential to grow. He's easygoing, not afraid to do things in the heat of the moment, and he'll go along with what everyone else wants most of the time.Jane: The Chariot. Another easy one, she has a lot going on that she's struggling to keep on top of. One could say that the black and white steeds of the Chariot is her dual heritage, trying to pull her in two directions. But she can learn to tame them and make them move forward harmoniously, towards a victory of HER choosing.Hana: The Star. I was less sure about this one, but Gobble's bio says that Hana is quite bright and optimisitc when she's not feeling down about everything. The hopeful light of the Star is in her heart, and in time, it will guide her to happiness if she's willing to follow that distant glow.Laki: The Devil. She's chained by her past failure, and tries to fill in the void by indulging her base desires. But those very same desires will be the key to her freedom, once she learns to use them to push herself further. The first step is to be honest with herself.The others are harder. Keira would thematically fit with Death, but personally has more in common with The Sun. I'd tentatively give Polu the Magician, and I have no clue at all for Val.
>>1517898>Giving Polu the Magician Arcana>Wanting Polu to suffer the Magicians curseYou fucking monster.
>>1517898>Doing that to Polu's GirlShame on you
>>1517979Basically in P3/4 your friend Junpei/Yosuke has the Magician as their Arcana and during the story their girlfriend/crush gets horribly murdered, leading to a bunch of issues that need to be worked through the entire game.Also they're jealous of your mad multiple Persona wielding skills.
>>1517898Val strikes me as Temperance and Polu I'd say Emperor.
If you had to type rick and morty, what would the typings be?
>>1518429Psychic and Normal, easy. But when them?
>>1517152That's cute as shit and I'd support it.
>>1517898Are you sure Jane isn't the devil and Laki isn't the chariot?
>>1518890That was my first instinct as well, but I realized it was the other way around when I really thought about it. Laki wants to be the Chariot, but the card is all about motion, and she isn't going anywhere. The Devil is all about temptation, indulgence and lack of restraint, which doesn't really fit Jane. Nor is she powerful or manipulative enough to BE the Devil. Violet was, and Kat might have been, but not Jane.>>1518062I can see Val being Temperance, but Polu isn't really the authority figure that the Emperor implies.
>>1517152I think shadow herb wouldn't be anything like that, herb seems to be an entirely selfless person, so i think his shadow would have all his selfish traits because some completely selfless can not exist, I would also believe he would have herbs side that desires things such as revenge against people.I don't know what we would be wearing but I don't think it's going to be a maid outfit, maybe a biker jacket and some tight leather pants to show rebellious intentions.
>>1520229Herb's shadow is Kat. Feminine, reckless, heroic, powerful, competent, tough, cool, mischievous.
>>1520751I'm pretty sure Herb has heroic and powerful, competent, and cool.And feminine, even if he doesn't want it.
>>1520761Exactly. Yeah, he has those things. But every time someone mentions them he thinks to himself "that doesn't sound like me." Same with how he feared how his interests and physique made him feminine rather than masculine.These are supposed to be traits he has, but don't fit with his self-image, so he ignores or rejects them.Every time he pulls off some pan-fu he thinks "wow what a crazy fluke!" instead of "oh, it turns out I work well under pressure" because he thinks of himself as a pansy-ass.
>>1520854I thought he had a complex and did think of himself as 'not manly enough' which sorta translates to feminine.
>>1520904Thing is, Herb has this idea of "I'm too feminine and therefore need to be more masculine." But both the premise and conclusion are incorrect. Herb's aspects he considers feminine aren't bad to have. He can be nurturing, kind, and occasionally timid without it taking away from the ways he would see as manly. But because he thinks they do, he doesn't see the ways he can be protective, daring, strong, and manly. He both rejects his femininity and ignores his masculinity. If I were to be more speculative, I would guess he fears being androgynous for some reason. Either way, his shadow would be androgynous in some way, perhaps as a cross dresser.Laki seems to have the same complex in the opposite direction.
>>1521094cross dresser aren't androgynous, wearing some many uni sex cloths would make you , because being androgynous means you have both male and female traits, cross dressing is going for the entire opposite of you sees trait, being androgynous can also mean being unable to determine any sex at all, even if its not their sex a cross dress can still be confused for a girl thus even if its wrong, the person seeing them can determine a gender.
>>1521094I just want to see Laki and Herb in trap and reverse trap roles. Because reasons.
stop sexualizing Bella's parents you sick freaks
>>1521228Best plant is purePURE
>>1521281>>1521142Sorry, incomplete search terms.Otako-no-ko Onna-no-ko Tsumino
I just realized that Keira's arcana is most likely Judgment. It's a card about looking back on all you've done before the end of the current cycle, and Keira's whole THING is living a life that she won't regret and encouraging others to do the same.
>>1517898Are there minor arcana too? Who is the seven of cups?
>>1521648Persona doesn't assign minor arcana to people, because using all the major gives a big enough cast as is. Sometimes they use them for minor references or post battle minigames.
[So it's been a pretty intense week for school. There won't be a thread tomorrow due to study/assignments. We should be on for the weekend as usual, though.]
>>1522711Looking forward to it Gobble!
>>1522711hm, I'd forgotten how bae Bianca was
!Those glasses are ugly and bae is a terrible word
This may just be me drunk rambling, but a Salandit (to Salazzle) sounds perfect for laki.
>>1523191Yes!someone to help Bella drive mommy and daddy into each other's arms with more pheromones!
One last thing on the whole Persona thing before I drop the subject. I couln't think of anyone else, but I think Herb's Persona would be Percival, the prettiest knight.
>>1524465Speaking of knights, Herb would be pretty cool wielding a honedge/doublade/aegislash. Or, failing that, just a regular sword.Today I remembered that Spoink and Giraffarig exist. Along with Solosis, thise are the psychic lines I like the best. Gobble has been really good about giving more niche pokemon spotlight, but in still a little worried Keira is going to send Shedinja to the next world and we won't get to see much of it. I'm really curious what actually happens to ghost types they usher onwards. It would feel weird to have their religion confirmed accurate or inaccurate.What do you guys want to do after we're done visiting home? I'd like to pay that tea specialist at the electric temple a visit. We also have that recommendation from the kek man to cash in. All that would be right before finishing off our rod-debt.
>>1524519we could always get a cheap almain rivet for some costume party/festival. Add in some landsknecht styled clothing and you have /fa/ suit of armor
New thread tonight?
>>1535483[Yup! We'll be starting pretty early]