You died and you're taking it surprisingly well. It helps that reincarnation is real. It really helps that you've been reincarnated into your favorite version of your favorite videogame. Maybe it's your reward for being dealt such a shitty hand in the last life--but you don't like to think about it. You've been given a fresh start and you'd like to make the most of it that you can. Right now you're peeking through the window of Prof. Elm's lab. A cute young girl with a gravity-defying hairstyle is nodding along to the Professor's instructions. On the table next to her are three pokeballs. The window partially reflects your own sharp features, your red hair, your naturally angry eyes. Yes, you know who that makes you. What that makes you. But maybe you can be different. >Why not start now? Head into the lab instead of sneaking around like a hoodlum>Head in after Kris leaves, noting down which pokemon she takes from the table>Wait until nightfall and break in, there's no way Elm is going to give you a pokemon
>>4028814>>Wait until nightfall and break in, there's no way Elm is going to give you a pokemoni kinda like being the bad guy
>>4028814>Head in after Kris leaves, noting down which pokemon she takes from the tableNot really any reason to steal the Pokemon, Elm would probably just give us one. And we can steal one later if he doesn't.
>Why not start now? Head into the lab instead of sneaking around like a hoodlumTake to our new life in stride
>>4028819itll be suspicious though
>>4028814>Head in after Kris leaves, noting down which pokemon she takes from the tableWhat >>4028819 said. Let's keep the theft option on the table.
>>4028814>>Wait until nightfall and break in, there's no way Elm is going to give you a pokemon
>>4028822Would it? I mean, I doubt Elm noticed us, he'd just assume we arrived a little later then Kris did I'd think.
>>4028826ah no i meant if we ask for a pokemon he rejects us and then we steal it
>>4028828Hm, true, though if we're going off the games we'd end up running into Kris and they'd end up getting a description of us anyways. Elm seems a bit too scatterbrained to set up security afterward if he doesn't give us a Pokemon though, unless we leave swearing that we'll have our vengeance or something inane like that.
>>4028819>>4028823You wait until Kris leaves, noting down the pokemon that she takes. Totodile. That means taking Chikorita if you want the type advantage. It's been years since you played the game though, so you don't remember all the nuances. The rival is always supposed to take the opposite type but frankly you always liked Cyndaquil the most. As you enter, one of Elm's assistant stops you at the door. "I'm sorry but you need to have permission to enter here.""I just wanted to speak with the Professor.""The Professor is busy."You try and manuever past him, but he steps in front of you. "It'll only take a second," you say."I'm going to have to ask you to leave." He shoves you back toward the door so hard that you fall flat on your butt. And that makes the alarm bells in your head go off. It's unfortunate your old temper didn't die with your previous self. You almost slug the guy in the face before Elm runs to intervene."What's the meaning of this? Who are you?"Calm. Ocean spray. Floating clouds. Crickets. Well, at least the old tricks still work. "My name is Silver Professor Elm. I am--I want to be--well...the very best, I guess. I want your help and I think I can help you.""This guy is highly suspicious professor. I saw him spying on us through the window.""Is that true?""I wasn't spying.""I'm sorry young man, but I'm afraid I'm going to have to ask you to--""I just want to help. You have an extra pokedex right? You gave one to Kris. Give one to me.""We don't know you," says the assistant. "Get lost kid or we'll have to call the cops." Elm doesn't say anything, but his silence is tacit approval.A total failure. Maybe the game won't allow you to get the pokemon any other way? But when you return later that night, you find a guard patrolling the front of the lab. Elm or probably his assistant must have upped the security because of your earlier encounter. What now?>Try and break in anyway, they won't put a kid in jail right?>You'll have to head into the next town to buy some pokeballs. Through the grass.>Write-in
>>4028839>You'll have to head into the next town to buy some pokeballs. Through the grass.We'll befriend a Pokemon the old fashion way!
>>4028839Hrm. Well, that's unfortunate. We're not the most charismatic sort, huh? Ah well, it is what it is. Not really inclined to tussle with a security guard, so I guess we're going hiking.>You'll have to head into the next town to buy some pokeballs. Through the grass.
>>4028839>Surely Elm's lab is not the only place in this settlement with pokemon. Check out other dwellings, searching for pocket monsters we could liberate.
>>4028839>You'll have to head into the next town to buy some pokeballs. Through the grass.
>>4028839>frankly you always liked Cyndaquil the most.Lies! My favorite starter in GSC was the grass type. If we miss the chance for Meganium, it'll be tragic.>Try and break in anyway, they won't put a kid in jail right?
>>4028839>>You'll have to head into the next town to buy some pokeballs. Through the grass.
>>4028845>>4028846>>4028881>>4028888You decide to head for the next town. You should be able to buy pokeballs there with the wad of cash in your back pocket. It means having to go through the tall grass, but what other choice do you have?As soon as you exit the town and attempt to enter the grass (which lives up to its name, reaching well past your head) a loud voice tells you stop. Oh right, you forgot about this guy. The dude who teaches you how to catch pokemon. >Run off before he can catch up to you>Might as well run through the tutorial>Write-in
>>4028892>>Might as well run through the tutorial
>>4028892>Might as well run through the tutorial
>>4028896>>4028898>>4028900You let him come near, expecting him to run you through the little tutorial at the beginning of these games. He's not interested in edifying you though. "You're not supposed to be out here without a pokemon.""Sorry. Maybe you can show me how to catch one."He looks all around him, peeking above the grass. Then he releases a Rattata. Here we go."Empty your pockets kid," he hisses.What. "What?""Empty your pockets and nobody gets hurt." The Rattata growls to emphasize the point."What is this? Are--are you robbing me?""I'm not gonna ask again."You can't believe what's happening. Since when was this dude a mugger? Well, what do you now?>Kick the Rattata and then tackle the dude >Run>Empty your pockets
>>4028914>Kick the Rattata and then tackle the dudeOh naw, we aint getting mugged by some dude with an overgrown purple rodent, we're taking this dude for everything he's got. Except the Rattata, anyways.
>>4028914>RunPretend to empty our pocket bit we throw whatever we first touch at him as a distraction.
>>4028914>Kick the Rattata and then tackle the dudeLet's show him who's the boss. Or we end up in a hospital with hot nurses so it's a win either way.Also, this quest rocks.
>>4028914>>Kick the Rattata and then tackle the dude
>>4028914>Kick the Rattata and then tackle the dudeSOMINUS!?
>>4028916>>4028919>>4028924>>4028926You refuse get pushed around in a second life. You take a running start and kick the Rattata as hard as you can in the head. It's caught completely off-guard and the beautiful bit of chin music sends it sprawling deep into the grass. "What the--"Recovering from the kick, you drop into a lineman pose and tackle the dude with everything you have. Silver is a scrawny little guy (which you'll have to do something about at some point) but the momentum and the element of surprise are enough to knock the guy down. After that a quick headbutt knocks him out cold. You suppose your attacks were super-effective.You rifle through his stuff, taking a potion and a six-pack of pokeballs with one of the balls missing. It's in his hand--it must be the Rattata's ball. >Take it, it'll be your first pokemon>Leave it, you draw the line at stealing pokemon>Write-in
>>4028937>>Take it, it'll be your first pokemonYour name... will be Stuart.
>>4028937>>Take it, it'll be your first pokemonThe right of conquest cannot be ignorerd.
>>4028937>Leave it, you draw the line at stealing pokemon
>>4028944He was using his pokemon for crime, he doesn't deserve it.
>>4028937>>Take it, it'll be your first pokemonyaya
>>4028937>Leave it, you draw the line at stealing pokemonHellll no. Do not need another "Let's pick the weak rat Pokemon and try to make it super strong, wouldn't that be funny?!" scenario. Rattatas are low spec no matter how you look at it. I guess we could abandon it for it's weakness later cruel rival style? But I know there's no way that'd ever happen. Also, this guy could probably try and frame this as us robbing him to the popo if we do take it.
>>4028937>Take it, it'll be your first pokemonA suitable starter for a hoodlum like Silver. However, let's make one thing clear: This Rattata is strictly a practice pokemon.
>>4028937>Leave it, you draw the line at stealing pokemonBe a good guy until the world makes us bad
>>4028949If that's your issue then we can just release it and get a free pokeball, which is probably more valuable then the Rattata currently inhabiting it. Besides, we don't even know anything about this guy. He might treat his Pokemon nicely, even if he's a mugger.
>>4028955If you don't want it then let's just replace it later. Beggars can't be choosers and all that.
>>4028939changing vote to>Leave it, you draw the line at stealing pokemon
>>4028960you make a valid point
>>4028961>Let's just replace it laterThat's never gonna happen, let's be honest here. Anons are going to get attached to it like it's a family member after a couple of battles with it, and then they'll act like we're suggesting putting down Old Yeller any time we bring up replacing it with an actually useful Pokemon.
>>4028968You seem like the kind of player that replaces your teammates at the first sign of a slightly better ones show up.
>>4028944>>4028955>>4028958>>4028962>>4028969You leave it. Stealing pokemon is where you draw the line. Besides taking it might put the cops hot on your trail and even if you remember nothing else about the game, you do know that Rattata's are straight garbage.The man groans, coming to, and you make yourself scarce. You're about halfway to Cherrygrove, a soft wind moves through the trees making them whisper. The moon is full out, providing ample light and below it, on the grass, you suddenly encounter a:>Hoothoot>Rattata
>>4028976>>HoothootSince people are too good for the first shitmon we found, let's settle for the second shitmon we get.
>>4028976>HoothootBest owl.Can we be a spooky trainer?
>>4028982please elaborate on what you mean.
>hoothootGotta catch dat birbAnyways some kid named Joey has the best ratata
>>4028972>RattataWe can punt a Rattata, and I can't say I'm particularly interested in catching a Hoothoot, let alone dealing with whatever freaky hypnosis bs they've got going on.>>4028971More like I'm sick of picking up the first six somewhat amenable Pokemon we come across in every single Pokemon quest ever, regardless of how good said Pokemon is. I've got Pokemon I like, and would like us to acquire, and Pokemon I wouldn't be interested in acquiring, and Rattata's at the top of that particular list for a variety of reasons.
>>4028977>>4028979>>4028986>>4028982>>4028988You encounter a Hoothoot staring down at you from the trees. Since your only pokemon is knocked out that leaves you with only a few choices.>Throw a pokeball at it>Throw a rock at it>Run
>>4028983Specializing psychic, ghost, and other scary Pokés.>>4028991>Throw a pokeball at it
>>4028988>>4028986>>4028982>>4028979>Going after a hypnotizing bird Pokemon in the middle of the woods at night You guys know this thing's probably going to leave us asleep in the middle of the woods and we'll get eaten by Rattatas, right?
>>4028991>>Throw a pokeball at itI'm fine with wasting ONE of these, if it lands, hooray.
>>4028991>RunNot gonna mess with a Hoothoot, hypnosis is scary when you're alone Pokemonless in the woods.>Since your only pokemon is knocked out that leaves you with only a few choices.Our what?
>>4028994If that happens, we deserve it.
>>4028993>Specializing psychic, ghost, and other scary Pokés.no way we have red hair and a bad temper doesent fit our look
>>4028994suck to be you right now
>>4028993Eh, would rather just pick up some tough Pokemon that'd be willing to put up with some harsh training in exchange for getting swole as hell, personally. Scyther, Rhyhorn, Tyrogue (Always liked Hitmonlee), that red Gyarados (Because fuck yeah, shiny), etc. Fits Silver's look, and his original demeanor.
>>4028998Sleep deprived borne typo, sorry. You have no pokemon to speak off, knocked out or otherwise.
>>4028991>Throw a pokeball at it
>>4028992>>4028998>>4029009You throw a pokeball at it. You don't remember Hoothoot being particularly strong but you need some kind of starting pokemon to start catching others. When you arrive at Cherrygrove the lights on all the houses are off. The market is closed. Only the Pokemon center has glowing windows. The service is 24/7 although this late they seem to only operate with a skeleton crew. You rest up a bit inside. The nurses give you looks, the "where are your parents" kind of look that concerned adults always have on, but they leave you alone. Once you've caught your breath you begin to strategize on your next move. If memory serves the rival is supposed to battle Kris when she passes through Cherrygrove from Professor Oak. Oak is the one that gives her pokedex. >Head up to route 30 and see what you can catch>Train the Hoothoot till morning on route 29>Write-in
>>4028971So? I'm with >>4028968.
>>4029035>The nurses give you looks, the "where are your parents" kind of look that concerned adults always have on, but they leave you aloneWhat kind of Pokémon world is this.>Head up to route 30 and see what you can catchA Spinarak would be cool I guess. I've never used one in my life but I haven't used a Hoothoot either.
>>4029035>Head up to route 30 and see what you can catchMore shitmons defeat less shitmons
>>4029035>>Head up to route 30 and see what you can catchalways in the minority so far but that will change with this vote!
>>4029035>Head up to route 30 and see what you can catchI want a first gen pokemon other than Rattata
>>4029035>Write-inAsk nurse joy if she has any tips for starting trainers
>>4029035>Train the Hoothoot till morning on route 29Not really much in the way of decent Pokemon on the early routes, honestly. May as well grind the Hoothoot up so we can catch something good to replace it later, like a Scyther. Might need to wait until we get to the National Park for that though. Also going to make it easier to roll Kris when she shows up.
>>4029035>>Head up to route 30 and see what you can catch
>>4029038>>4029040>>4029043>>4029045>>4029053You'll head to route 30, hopefully you don't run into Kris before then. Though wasn't Silver the one that challenged Kris? What happens if you just ignore her? Anyway, you'll need better pokemon than what you have. You don't plan on conquering the league with a Hoothoot. Or even the first gym. Route 30 is much the same as 29. Trees and tall grass. It's not long before you encounter:>Spinarak>Poliwag>Zubat
>>4029061>>Poliwagwater types are cool
>>4029061>>SpinarakPoliwag at the early game? That's a pretty good deal but I'm hoping for a Wooper
>>4029061>PoliwagPlenti of Zubat/Crobats in caves
>>4029061>ZubatOne more subpar mon to make use of until we can catch something good, I guess.
>>4029061>Poliwag A full hypno team
>>4029068Also, would rather fill up the Water slot with a Gyarados and the Fighting with a Tyrogue, so while I do like Poliwag I'll pass.
>>4029061>SpinarakInstead of grabbing a meh tier water type, grab a bug type for utility and poison affliction to weaken mons in the future. Beyond that, I'm holding for a Magikarp which is pretty readily available if we just swim near a stream or pool of water
>>4029061 This >>4029073 dude have a good point.Changing my vote >>4029067 to >Spinarak
>>4029073Prefer Scyther if we're talking Bug types though, and we can get one pretty soon at the National Park. Not to mention we can catch an Ekans soon after.
>>4029073Yeah, we keep thinking this is like the games when in character this should be a whole new reality. But no Magikarp, I've used Gyarados so much that I'm just sick of it.
>>4029095One of our six needs to be a fire type, I want us to have a Charmander
>>4029105Cool, but I'm sick of Charizard too.
>>4029111I'll compromise with you if we take Dratini as our water type
>>4029105Could always get a Houndour later. Bet we can find a feral one in Goldenrod or any other big city.
>>4029061>PoliwagHow is this even a choice, Poliwag is superior
>>4029095Something to be said for using what works. And Gyarados puts in some work. Long as you keep it the hell away from everything electric. For fire type, I'm personally thinking Arcanine would be a good choice at this gen. Mostly because it's fiercely loyal, and according to lore it can travel fast enough to get us place to place easily enough.
op has fallen asleep
>>4029115>Dratini>Water typeAre you ok, retard?
>>4029139Probably.But lets be real, this cheap looking early gen pokemon quests just never last, don't be surprised if op ditches us.
>>4029143fine DrAgOn type
opinion on all fire pokemon team? would fit with our hair and anger issues though it would be a bit stereotypical.
>>4029167it would lack flexibility and I feel that overspecializing is a bad move.
>>4029167Monotypes are dumb. End of debate.And we already butchered Silver's character, no need to pretend we give a shit about it.
>>4029167Eh, would be a bit hard to pull off with only two gens to work with, and fire type's got a few too many easy counters.
>a second hoothoot, then a third, a fourth, and finally a fifthBIRDKEEPERMAN
>>4029061great quest, OP. I say spinarak. we can use it for now. the important thing is really getting a numbers advantage.
>>4029065>>4029073>>4029079>>4029444>>4030080A Spinarak jumps down from the trees and lands on your neck. You feel a hot burning sensation as its fangs penetrate your neck muscles and inject poison into your veins. The poison shouldn't affect you right? It only affects pokemon. The Spinarak jumps off into the grass and the pain quickly subsides into a dull ache with occasional bolts of burning electricity down your limbs that make you grit your teeth.You release Hoothoot, but there's no convenient menu with the moves and stats all laid out. You always imagined those menus to be on the pokedex. Well, you'll just have to make do.Hoothoot can't do squat but swoop down and tackle the Spinarak, but it's enough to get it weak enough to catch. You end up wasting two pokeballs regardless, on account of a few ill-timed spasms but get it on the third. You have just a single pokeball left. You try and rush back to the Pokemon Center to get yourself checked out but the final spasm hits your body like a bolt of lightning and you white out. When you come to, you're looking into two concerned droplets of perfect teal. As the face resolves you recognize your supposed rival. "He's waking up!" She says. You're back in the Pokemon Center. It's morning. During the check-up the nurse explains that you're "Lucky your girlfriend found you in time." Apparently Kris (who clarifies that she is NOT your girlfriend) found you lying in the middle of the road and gave you emergency treatment. You owe your life to her. She puts a spray bottle in your hand. "Here, you should always carry an antidote with you." You're hesitant to take it but she wraps your fingers around it. On closer inspection, she really is quite cute. But the game has other plans.A pair of cops walk into the Pokecenter. They're brandishing a piece of paper, a police sketch, which they're currently showing to the nurse on duty. Now she's looking over at you. Yep, she's pointing you out. Here they come.>Stay and face the music>Run, you're living that thug life now>Write-in
>>4030297>Run, you're living that thug life nowFuck the police. We won a trainer battle and took our prize.As Gio's son, guess we'll make Team NeoRocket.
>>4030297>Stay and face the musicThey haven't got shit on us.
>>4030297>Run, you're living that thug life now>"Gotta Blast!" >Thank Kris on your way out. Make sure to flip off the pigs.Edgy as it is, the smartest move was to kill the old guy. Witness and all, he probably went around saying how we robbed him.
>>4030297>Run, you're living that thug life now
>>4030297>>Run, you're living that thug life now
>>4030331Support.We're still one of the edgiest trainers out there, might as well play the part without the massive assholery.
>>4030297>Stay and face the musicwhy tough ? do we indeed have parents or the guy that tried to mug us denounced us for robbing him ?
>>4030413ThisWe didn't actually do much wrong. If the robber guy tries anything he's actually in the disadvantage because we're a not even an adult.
>>4030297>>Stay and face the musicbut if we do run I would prefer the additions of >>4030331
>>4030413>>4030430We stole some empty pokeballs off of him, we can't really risk it if we have evidence on hand.
>>4030454This, The evidence is against us.
>>4030454We can just toss the pokeballs, surely? Maybe hand them to Kris?
>>4030331RUNAWAY RUNAWAY RUNAWAY
>>4030465That's like flinging coke over the fence when a police cruiser rolls up. It's just a bad idea.
>>4030478Surely Pokéballs aren't a controlled substance anyway. They don't have ID's or anything, right?
>>4030480They probably have.
>>4030297>Stay and face the musicHow is he going to claim anything? Neither the Hoothoot nor the spinarak should have any ratata wounds on them, will they even believe that a grown man AND a ratata got beat by one kid?On the other hand, MC has like -1 CHA when it comes to bullshitting....
>>4030480The police are staring at us though, that would be cartoonishly obvious
Also. This reminds me of some weirdass creepy Pasta. Tarnished Gold. Basically playing as Silver but everyone hates you on sight, trainers are disgusted by you without proper reasoning, and everyone's an asshole.Thinking on it, anyone else find it weird that this random old geezer was ready to rob us? I'm pretty sure the deck is stacked against us, and any defense we do make is going to be ignored.
>>4030303>>4030331>>4030339>>4030397>>4030400First off, do you still have your pokemon? A quick check confirms that you do. The nurses must have healed them while you were out. You jump to your feet as the cops thread their way between the tables and chairs. You grab your windbreaker and make a beeline for the exit, remembering to thank Kris on your way out. The cops are shouting--and they've even got back up outside, but they don't notice you until the cops come out yell at them to give chase. By then you're already halfway up route 30. Silver may have a scarecrow physique but he has a set of lungs on him too. They're losing you.Then you hear a distinct howl, something like a dog but with a more predatory edge. They've sicced the Growlithes on you. >Hide in a nearby house>Stop and take them out with your pokemon>Keep running, you can lose them in Dark Cave
>>4030512>Keep running, you can lose them in Dark CaveHonestly, none of these options are very good. But hey, I wanted a Zubat anyway, and it'll give us a chance to hide and grind on weak mons for the meanwhile.
>>4030512>Keep running, you can lose them in Dark CaveAND I'M WAAANTEDDEAD OR ALIVE
>>4030512>Keep running, you can lose them in Dark CaveTrainers don't pack the Flash HM, no one's gonna bother bumping into all of those walls.
>>4030512>Keep running, you can lose them in Dark CaveTime to get eaten alive by zubats, this quest kinda feels like a "no good options" quest
>>4030512>Keep running, you can lose them in Dark Cavefrom pokemon to GTA
>>4030512>Keep running, you can lose them in Dark CaveMost of the actual mons in here are pretty shit, but this clearly isn’t exactly like the games, so maybe something kickass like an Onix or Rhyhorn will show up. If not, we can grind these two weaklings up a bit.
>>4030526>Onix or Rhyhorn>one PokéballLet's not die pls
>>4030526Don't you talk shit about my boi Dunsparce.
>>4030512>>Keep running, you can lose them in Dark Cave
>>4030530Hey, we gotta get an actually decent mon eventually, and either of those would fit the bill extremely nicely. We can probably manage with two mons to weaken it, anyways, and even if we’ve got a terrible throwing arm you’d have to be blind and deaf to miss either of these big bastards.
>>4030536Only problem is we don't know if the rules of this world are the same as the Pokémon games. Onix could be extremely weak, or it could be ludicrously strong; it could be easy to catch, or we could need better Pokéballs. And wht happens if our Pokémon fail? We'd have to run through the rest of the cave entirely blind.Idk man. But we'll see wht happens as it happens.
>>4030542>>4030536We're already on the way to make a team based on Status Effects, which is gonna be a much bigger boon then most team comps if we're not going fully by the game rules.
>>4030536To be fair, our current set of mons isn't bad oersay. Spinarak has some good utility, and Noctowl is part psychic. Hypnosis and confusion are two moves that we could use to good effect. Sure it'll probably be replaced eventually, but a HootHoot/Noctowl isn't a bad starter.
>>4030546Noctowl isn't Psychic, you're thinking of Xatu.They do have a lot of Psychic moves though.
>>4030512>Keep running, you can lose them in Dark Cave
I mean the guy was mugging us anyways and we could claim we were scared for our chastity or something. Pokeballs are a dime a dozen anyways so it's not like we stole much beside his dignity, now getting chased by cops and pokemon we could claim trauma later on and clear our name
>>4030512>>Hide in a nearby house
>>4028814How did it take me 2 days to stumble across the quest where I meet my literal waifu in the first post?>>4030297>she really is quite cuteYes. Yes she is.We need to somehow convince her we're not a criminal because we wanted to be.
>>4032094I KNEW IT. This is a fucking /vp/ outbreak quest.
>>4032107So like every other Pokemon quest then.
so is this still happening?
>>4030516>>4030517>>4030519>>4030520>>4030523>>4030526>>4030534>>4030549>>4030619You pick up the pace, rushing past curious but indifferent, trainers on the road. While you do have a sizeable lead the Growlithes are much faster than you are and are rapidly gaining on you. You futilely force down thoughts of sharp teeth sinking into your soft calves and in a bout of panic and desperation run for the mountains--into Dark Cave. It lives up to its name. Only a few feet in and you're surrounded by a darkness so complete that if you hold your breath you can almost lose sense of your own body. You seem to have lost them--you don't hear anyone outside at any rate--and take the opportunity to catch your breath. Then you hear something, the movement of stones on the ground and a soft shuffling overhead. Not wanting to deal with wild pokemon while blind, you head back outside. No sign of your pursuers. A road through the trees leads to a distant gatehouse, which leads into Violet City. You can even see the Bellsprout tower from here. >Head back to Cherrygrove>Go to Violet City>Camp out near the cave
>>4034763>>Head back to Cherrygrove
>Camp out near the cave.It's probably best to stay away from Cherrygrove for now. We can grind a bit here and rest as well. We need to do something about clearing our name though. We CANNOT end up going down the same path as Silver. Remember, us being bad will only make Kris more Determined to beat us, and that'll make her stronger. Protag powers and all that.That said, next time we see only one police officer after us, we should stop and try to resolve the situation peacefully. They may only be after us because our "father" just so happens to be Giovanni.
>>4034763>Camp out near the cave
>>4034763>>Go to Violet City
>>4034763>Camp out near the cave.They're most likely searching both Violet and Cherrygrove>>4034785>Only one police officerBruh, that was a duo.Nitpicking aside we seriously couldn't risk it at that moment in time, we only had a Hoothoot and a Spinarak. Completely untrained so far even.I think it's about time we bond with them a bit.
>>4035351Nah man. I knew there were two. I meant that if we are put into a situation with only one we have a good chance of escape if talking doesnt work.
>>4034763>hunt for new pokemon>camp out near the cave
>>4034763>camp out near the cavemight find some potions or pokeballs near the cave, plus if an onix or geodude comes near then just gotta throw some water on it and it will die lmao.
>>4034785They literally had the entire center staked out. No idea what you're talking about. We were right to run - they got reports a guy was assaulted and they sent a damn dozen or so cops after us after the fact; excessive if you ask me. Like I said, the entire point of this seems to be that the world is out to get us.
So any particular reason why OP has decided to make us enemy number one for no real reason and is then giving us no chances to explain ourselves
>>4036038Haven’t you ever played PMD?
>>4036040Yeah but there people gave you a small chance and it was the fault of another team. Here it just seems like OP want to make things as difficult as possible for no real reason. Like why would the old man try to fucking mug us, why weren't we given a chance to explain ourselves to the police about the lab and the old man. It seems like everything we do just puts us in the shit
>>4036056Well when you think about it, this whole scenario is pretty realistic. People like Team Rocket don’t have a monopoly on crime in a more realistic setting, it’s likely that many unorganized individuals use their Pokémon for selfish ends as well. As for the cops, we made a run for it before they even said a word to us. Now we’re resisting arrest which makes us look guilty. This has all been brought about due to realism and cause and effect.
>>4036038He did gave us option to explain ourselves - we are the ones who voted to run
>>4036056Not sure based on what do you assume this is your typical comfy Pokemon quest. Literally in first post already it's clear this is something else. And it makes this quest great desu.
>>4034763>Leave the routes. It’s impossible in game, but this isn’t a game.
>>4034763>Leave the routes. It’s impossible in game, but this isn’t a game.Fuck it. Plus, might be some unexpected encounters out there.
>>4035013>>4035351>>4035436>>4035608Well thus far nothing has gone according to the games. Is the world just out to get you? Because you're supposed to be the bad guy? But no, that's not entirely true. At least one person showed you kindness. You pat your left pocket and feel the outline of the antidote bottle. No, the world around you has more or less reacted as you would expect. You were a criminal in the last world, it seems like you're a criminal in this one.You sit down by the mouth of the cave, hugging your knees. Part of you wants to just lie here and cry--the part which is just an angsty pubescent boy. Maybe this isn't the do-over or heaven that you thought. Maybe this is hell. But even if that's true, you can't give in your old impulses. You have to think. You have to find a way out of this.You can't go back to the city. Not just yet. You'll camp out by the cave for tonight. You set to work on building a small fire using wood from the surrounding forest. Luckily it hasn't rained in a while and everything is perfectly dry. It's still quite difficult to get the first spark going but once that's done the rest is trivial. One of the few memories of the old world that has proved useful here. The work makes you hungry, but a few hours of foraging in the woods proves there's no edible food in sight (not unless you want to eat your own pokemon--which besides being wrong somehow, doesn't sound appetizing given your choices: an owl and a spider). Moving down the road you spot a small lake and a tree with ripe berries. A fat man is dozing in the shade while the water laps gently behind him.>Ask the fat man for some food>Pick some berries>Fish in the lake>Write-in
>>4036658>>Pick some berries
>>4036658>Fish in the lake.>Have Spinarak and HootHoot hunt for wild critters - Spinarak should be able to lay out traps with its webs, and HootHoot has the advantage of flight to hunt for vermin. If nothing else, they can bring you extra foot.>Try to talk to your mons. Introduce yourself - Pokemon are sapient, right?
>>4036679support, I am interested to see what happens
>>4036658>Pick some berries
>>4036679yea we can eat some mausda bugs
>>4037079Let's eat pants instead.
>>4037362actually yea, like if we get stuck in some shit hole then we can just eat our shorts instead of dying and getting eaten by houndooms after we die
>>4036679Support. Though maybe have them pick up some of the berries instead, I doubt there are random critters in a pokemon world
>>4038010Well random critters could be rattata and stuff
>>4036679You approach the lake. Magikarp leap about, splashing water everywhere. You have an idea. You release Spinarak and command it to throw its string in the water. You don't know how it works, whether it's some magic of the pokeball or some unwritten law of the universe, but the Spinarak that nearly killed you is now as docile as a housecat. It crawls over to the edge of the water, testing it with its limbs, before casting its line far into the depths. Do Pokemon need to eat in this world? They probably do, so you release Hoothoot as well, to let him go hunting. But he's fast asleep. Nocturnal. You forgot about that, although you don't remember any such effect in the games.Regardless the Spinarak catches a slew of Magikarp which you bring back to your fire, gut and roast. You feel no qualms about cutting open and eating a Magikarp and the flesh is surprisingly delicious. The smell attracts the guy that was dozing by the tree. His wild hair and beard and rumpled clothes makes him out to be a homeless vagrant, which he quickly confirms. He's not crazy though, and you decide to share the food in exchange for some much needed salt and spices. "There's something off about you. You're not from around here.""I'm from Kanto." Silver is from Kanto right? His father's Giovanni and Giovanni's from Kanto. "No, that's not it. There's something about you. You're not of this world."You freeze. "W-what are you talking about?""Just a feeling. I sense you're in some kind of trouble though, is that right?""What are you psychic?" You laugh."Yeah." He reaches forward and a piece of fish floats over to his hand, as pale purple energy surrounds it. "So what's the trouble?"Right. Psychics are a thing in Pokemon. Does that mean you could have psychic powers? How does that work anyway? Are you born with them? Is it like a skill? Like playing the violin? "Cops are after me.""But you didn't do it?""No, I did. But the guy had it coming.""Mm. What'll you do now?""Camp out here for tonight. Once the heat clears I'll head into Violet or maybe back to Cherrygrove.""And after that?""I'm thinking about doing the league."He looks over at your pokemon. Hoothoot is waking up as the sun sets over the trees. Spinarak is tying up a caterpie he caught in his web. "They're temporary," you say. "I'm planning on getting better Pokemon.""If you're doing the league you'll be going all over. Maybe you can help me out.""Maybe.""I'm expecting a letter from an associate at Goldenrod. I think it's been held up.""Sure, I can get you the letter. What's in it for me?""Well, I'm not exactly solvent at the moment. But I have information. And a Pokemon you might interested in--I'll trade it for one of yours.""You'll have to be more specific.""Well, I know a certain secret about the chief of police. You call him up and he'll get the cops of your back. Or..." He takes out a pokeball from folds of his coat. It's an Abra. >Pokemon>Secret>Write-in
>>4038891>SecretWe can’t simply cheese the game mechanics to train an abra.
>>4038891>PokemonAbra in lore can actually fight. Just only 4 hours a day. Also, we should have probably kept one of those Magikarp... wait fuck no balls. Dang. You guys okay with keeping Spinarak? Not nocturnal and we can train it to use traps; Ariados is also actually pretty good.
>>4038968Thanks for the info, I wasn’t aware of that. I still stand by my decision though. We can catch an Abra in various routes and the cops are the most credible and immediate threat to us right now. Getting them off of our back is necessary if we actually want to go down the standard trainer route.
>>4038891>SecretDon't wanna have to hide from them forever
>>4038921>>4038923>>4039004>>4039086Your memory's still fuzzy on matters of the game, but you do remember being able to catch Abra in the wild. Plus, training him seems like it would be a pain in the ass. Getting the cops off your back is a much more pressing issue."Let's hear this secret.""Mm. On second thought it might be better if I talk to the chief myself. No, don't worry. It'll be all the same in the end. It's just a matter of confidence, compartmentalization."You suppose you can appreciate that. "I want proof. Something I can see.""Naturally. Let's go now to the checkpoint. I'll make the call in front of them."It wouldn't make sense for him to betray you now, though you are still suspicious of it. He still needs you to deliver the letter. You follow him through the gatehouse. The cops are waiting with cuffs and the Growlithes and they're on you in seconds. The guy tells them to wait a minute and for some reason they decide this is a perfectly reasonable thing to do. There's a PC there which lets him make a video call. Half a minute later, you're free to go. The cops even apologize for the trouble. "So, we have deal then?""You'll be hearing from me soon."As you enter Violet city you feel a skies worth of burden lifted from your shoulders. And then on the road, you spot her. Your savior. She spots you and breaks into a sprint. "Stop right there!""Hi Kris, good to see--""I can't believe I helped you! You're a criminal. The police told me all about you, what you did to that poor man.""Wait a second. That's a misunderstanding--""No! I won't hear another word." She reaches back for her pokeballs like a gunslinger. The first rival battle. A little displaced perhaps, but perhaps also inevitable. "I choose you, Totodile!">Spinarak>Hoothoot>Both (cheat)
>>4039201>SpinarakOh no, why didn't you let that damn teenager die? I guess we gotta... make our pokemon fight for whatever reason.
>>4039201>>Spinarak "That man attack me first!"
>>4039201>SpinarakWow, these police are horribly unprofessional cunts.We're a suspect you assholes.Next time we break the old man's legs.Grab some rocket goons, we're The Boss' son, after all.
>>4039201I imagine we’re going to get wrecked.>SpinarakWe’ll have to rely on status effects to stand a chance.
Good to see you back on track OP>>4039201>Spinarak
>>4039201>SpinarakI mean, our move pool is limited, but we can poison Tododile and tie him up in our webs
>>4039211>>4039214>>4039215>>4039223>>4039248>>4039249In the games the rival is supposed to lose all the battles. But you've already gone far off the rails. Let's see just far you can push it."Spinarak.""Totodile, Scratch!" Ah, she's using the pokedex. And it looks like her pokemon is way over-leveled. Spinarak goes down in one hit. Hoothoot in two. Maybe it's something that's set in stone."You're coming with me," she says."There's been a misunderstanding. I've been cleared of all charges.""Yeah, right.""Really. You can ask the cops, they'll say the same thing."She hesitates. "Wait. How'd you know my name?"Oh right. "I uh, overheard it. Back in the Pokecenter. My name's Silver.""Silver. You really didn't mug that guy?""He mugged me actually. Or tried to.""What are you doing here anyway?""League challenge. First gym in the circuit."She's suddenly all smiles. "Me too! I'm trying get Flash from the monks, so I can explore Dark Cave and a get Geodude, but the Bellsprouts are doing a number on my Totodile. Hey, I know! We're technically rivals and we just met and everything but what would you say to being my training partner? Keep in mind I did save your life. Say yes.">No, you train alone>Sure, it'd probably benefit you more than her>Write-in
>>4039322>Sure, it'd probably benefit you more than herDon’t make me regret this anons.
>>4039322>>No, you train aloneDo you think we are in Gen 8 or something? Get out of here.
>>4039322>Sure, it'd probably benefit you more than herOgei
>>4039322>Sure, it'd probably benefit you more than herIf we hang around her long enough, we have a good chance at snagging a legendary somewhere down the line.
>>4039322>Sure, it'd probably benefit you more than herShe seems to be pretty insistent on it, and we probably need someone making sure we don't fall into trouble again.
>>4039322>>Sure, it'd probably benefit you more than her
>>4039322>>Sure, it'd probably benefit you more than herWatch her turn you in first chance she gets
>>4039322>Sure, it'd probably benefit you more than her
>>4039322>Sure, it'd benefit you more than herAt least until the Sprout Tower. The real Silver would walk his own path.
>>4039322>Sure, I do owe you one for back there... Plus I could really use the help. Hey how come you need flash to get through the cave anyways? Why not just use a torch or lantern or flashlight or something?
>>4039884Support. Good question that needs an answer.
>>4039884Support. Reminds me of Pokemon Poorfag Quest from a while back, with the training at the routes and a bit of the writing. Not sure if those are tropes of these quests or QM specific. Hope it doesn't end suddenly like that one.
>>4039332>>4039348>>4039352>>4039367>>4039534>>4039573>>4039608>>4039627>>4039884>>4039910>>4040083This has taken a turn for the bizarre. Not that you're complaining. Any healthy teenage boy would be over the moon to spend face time with such a cute girl. And you're technically a teenage boy, even if you have the mind of a 45 year old. Does that make you a pedophile? It's all very confusing."Sure. I think I could benefit from some training."She punches her palm. "Awesome! Let's heal up your pokemon first."At the pokecenter you ask her inane questions, like where she's from originally (Ecruteak City), how she knows Prof. Elm (former student) why she needs Flash for the Dark Cave, instead of just buying lantern or something (pokemon in the cave dislike artificial light and something about tradition for people doing the league). She answers everything in an infectiously cheery manner. Afterwards you head to the Pokemart to buy some more pokeballs (a pack of six takes the rest of your money) and spend the remainder of the day:>South on Route 32 >East on Route 31 >West on Route 36
>>4040103>>West on Route 36Ask her why she is doing the League Challenge?
>>4040103>"Actually, I'm supposed to fetch a letter in Goldenrod"
>>4040103>West on Route 36
>>4040103Training on the way to goldenrod.
>>4040103>>South on Route 32We need a few new pokemon first of all. I was thinking we should get the trade Onix on this town to beat the gym and even if it won't obey until we beat Bugsy it can wall Whitney's Miltank. And if the "Trade Pokemon get more XP" rule of the games applies here it will give us an edge against Kris.
>>4040173>>4040239>>4040257>>4040311>>4040386You head west on Route 36, toward the National Park. From there you can go down to Goldenrod--that is, if you can get past the Sudowoodo that blocks the trail through the woods. As it turns out Totodile's water gun attack (which she picks up after a bit more training) is able to rouse the stubborn rock pokemon enough to attack--leading to a hard fought team battle in which the Sudowoodo inevitably gets caught. Ownership becomes a point of contention. It was your pokeball that caught him, but it was Kris's Totodile that did most of the legwork. It's obvious that Kris wants it, but she's too sporting to just take it from you. She suggests flipping a coin for it--which you win--but is visibly upset by the result. Is Sudowoodo even that good? Maybe you should just gift it to her, she did save your life.>Give Kris the Sudowoodo>Keep it, you won it fair and square>Write-in
>>4040625>Give Kris the SudowoodoIt's a shitmon, take it.
>>4040625>>Give Kris the SudowoodoI like it but I don't want pity gifts.
>>4040625>Give Kris the SudowoodoThe fool. To think we could ever need anything more than our amazing Spinarak.
You have to force Kris to take it. Her pride only relents when you mention your gratitude for saving your life. She lets you close the fingers around the ball, shrinking it to pocket size. Then she gives you a peck on the cheek. Progress.The tall grass on route 36 also offers an opportunity to train against wild pokemon. Kris tries to get to terms with her new Sudowoodo. As a rock type, it's just what she needs to beat Falkner, but it just won't listen to any of her commands.Meanwhile you focus on:>Training Hoothoot>Training Spinarak>Training both and sharing the exp>Catching more pokemon
>>4040642>>Catching more pokemonPeople wanted a Growlithe, right? That and a Bellsprout
>>4040642Oh yeah, and tell Kris to get the number of the school kid that's around here. Don't ask why, just do it.
>>4040642>Catching more pokemonSpinarak might be good later, but currently we need a good starter mon.
>>4040642>Training both and sharing the expDon't want to bloat our team up right away
>>4040682Our current pokemon are so unbelievably shitty that we kind of have to.
>>4040642>>Catching more pokemon
>>4040631>>4040633>>4040634fucking waifufags I swear
>>4040642>Catching more pokemon
>>4040642>Catching more pokemonLets go for the Growlithe. Once we have better Pokémon we can start training.
>>4040642>Catching more PokemonLet's find a Mareep. When the time comes, we can use it to beat Falkner then afterwards our rival's Totodile.
>>4040642>Catching more pokemon. Silver isn’t prepared for the Pokemon world.
>>4040754Exactly. Nothing ruins a great story like a pussy.
>>4041263Should have been there to vote to send her the fuck away, now you'll get your subpar design genki girl and you'll like it.
>>4041273I know where this is going. Prepare yourself. This story is going to become sexually deranged with poorly drawn fan art.
>>4040656supportgonna need it later trust me
>>4040649>>4040657>>4040725>>4040757>>4041014>>4041015>>4041258>>4041828Training your current pokemon takes a backseat to catching better ones. With only five pokeballs left (you got lucky with the Sudowoodo and caught him in one shot) you manage to capture:>Choose at least 1>Growlithe (-3 Pokeballs)>Ledyba (-2 Pokeballs)>Bellsprout (-1 Pokeball)>Pidgey (-1 Pokeball)Afterward you decide to head toward Goldenrod to retrieve the fat man's letter. He told you it was probably stuck at the gatehouse at route 35, leading into the National Park. It's getting dark as you enter into the wooded trails. Kris attempts to persuade you to head back to Violet, to rest, but you're adamant on getting the job done ASAP. Procrastination destroyed your old life, you won't let it ruin this one."So why're you doing the league? No offense but you kind of suck at battling." Kris, unable to convince you, has decided to join you. "No offense, but you kind of suck at socializing.""No offense, but dyeing your hair is kind of tacky.""Offense. Plus that's kind of rich coming from you."She runs her fingers through her pigtails. "Well, I like purple.""I didn't say I didn't like it." It's hard to tell in the dark but you think she might be blushing a little. Cute. You clear your throat. "Anyway, why am I doing the league? The usual. To be the best, etc. That's what you do in this world right?""This world? What does that mean?" "Never mind." You walk in silence for a while, then she blurts out: "I hate Red.""Ouch. This is a natural hair color, you know that right?" At least you think it is. Does Silver dye his hair?"I'm talking about the former champ. From Pallet town, wears a cap; strong, silent type."Oh right. That guy is also in this game. The secret final boss. "What, did he break your heart or something?"But she's suddenly serious. "He's a coward. The strongest trainer in the world--which makes him the most powerful person in the world--and he decides to hide himself away in some mountain.""As opposed to...?"But she doesn't say, lost in her own thoughts. You've arrived at the gatehouse, anyway. A long sloping road leads south, where in the distance you can see the glittering skyline of Goldenrod. The gatehouse itself doubles as an elaborate ranger station and museum for the National Park. A brief chat with the checkpoint officer gets you a wounded Spearow holding the Pokemail in question. But he refuses to let the two of you go back out into the night. Kris, doesn't raise a word of complaint, but you could personally use a bit of R&R after being on your feet all day. You decide to take advantage of the station's facilities and retire here for the night. You're given a bunk on the top floor. Kris calls bottom of course.1/2
"Silver. Silver, are you still awake?""I am now.""Sorry.""What is it?""If you win the league--which you won't, because I will--but if by some miracle you win, what'll you do?""Thanks for the vote of confidence. Truly inspiring.""I'm serious.""I don't know." You really don't. Things have been happening so fast you haven't had a chance to think about the future. But it's a good question. The game ends after the league--well, there's a post-game in Kanto, but Silver isn't in it. What happens to you after that? "Maybe I'll disappear.""No.""No?""You can't just disappear. To have all that power and not...use it. Wield it. You could have the whole world..." She sighs. "Never mind. Sorry for waking you." You want to say something back, but the moment is lost. A few minutes later, you hear soft, regular breathing and your own quickly follows.
>>4041915>2x Bellsprout>2x PidgeyHow about we are not minmaxers for once? And who knows, maybe we will be able to talk some gullible kid to trade some of their cool pokemon for one of our spares.
>>4041915>"I didn't say I didn't like it." It's hard to tell in the dark but you think she might be blushing a little. Cute.No.>You're given a bunk on the top floor. Kris calls bottom of course.Oh god no! While I was worrying about the annons, I should’ve been worrying about the QM.
>>4041926A few pussy crumbs being dropped here and there aren't that bad, are they?
>>4041915>Growlithe>Bellsprout>PidgeyLedyba IS A FUCKING SHITMON.
>>4041930Crumbs leave a mess anon and a mess always attracts vermin.
>>4041915>Growlithe (-3 Pokeballs)>Bellsprout (-1 Pokeball)
>>4041915>Growlithe (-3)>Bellsprout (-1)
>>4041915>GrowlitheThe only pokemon worth the effort of training.
>>4041915>>Growlithe (-3 Pokeballs)>>Bellsprout (-1 Pokeball)
>>4041915>>Growlithe (-3 Pokeballs)>Ledyba (-2 Pokeballs)
>>4041917>Growlithe (-3 Pokeballs)>Bellsprout (-1 Pokeball)
>>4040754What? I didn't even post yet
>Growlith 3 Balls
So, what are we doing after this? There is a lot of stuff we could get from Goldenrod before going back, tho they require money. Getting a free bike is probably out of question knowing our track record but besides that there's>Getting an Abra pretty cheap at the casino (100 coins = $1000)(But we need the coin case)>Trading an Abra for a Machop>Buy TM02 ($1000) for early tree mons>Getting the Mystery Egg before Kris (Might not be possible since people treat us like a thug)>Getting a haircut?>Bug-Catching Contest! (Only on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday)
>>4043688>Trading an Abra for a Machop>Buy TM02 ($1000) for early tree monsI’d be down for these and I’m on the fence about Silver’s hair at the moment.
>>4041950>>4041967>>4042049>>4042379In the morning you have a quick continental breakfast at the ranger mess hall. The scrambled eggs with sauted parasect shrooms is especially good. Kris reveals a sweet tooth, piling her plate with snorlax shaped waffles (with sliced strawberries for arms and legs) and nabbing the entire canister of whipped cream for herself. No mention is made again of last night's strange conversation. Kris is more interested and more excited about the prospect of getting her first badge. "Woody already knows rock throw. It's basically in the bag.""Maybe I should have kept him.""No backsies bub. Besides you should be able to beat him with sheer numbers. With the Growlithe that's what, four pokemon now?"Four untrained pokemon, two of which have a weakness to flying attacks. But she has a point. As you plan your strategy for the upcoming gym battle, a voice on the intercom announces the weekly bug-catching competition later this afternoon. Kris is in no hurry to claim her already "bagged" gym badge and shows interest in participating. She doesn't want to delay you on your errand though.>Stay for the contest>Return to Violet City without delay>Write-in
>>4043747>Go for a walk at Goldenrod city
>>4043747>>Return to Violet City without delayWe don't know how important the message is and angering the physic with dirt on the police chief is a bad idea, also the contest isn't going anywhere
>>4043747>Return to Violet City without delay.
>>4043747>Return to Violet City without delay
>>4043747>Return to Violet City without delayLet's go back to the psychic and talk more. I doubt he'll reveal his connections but we can still use alot of other info.
>>4043747>>Return to Violet City without delay
>>4043747Return to Violet City. Life > Wife.
>>4043785>>4043790>>4043791>>4043794>>4043801>>4043951>>4043991You part ways with Kris at the Park, insisting that she not miss out on the contest just for your sake. "We'll see each other again, if not in Violet then in Azalea Town.""Maybe we can have a rematch.""You're a sadist. You do know that?"She giggles. "So what does that make you?" "Keep laughing. One day the tables will turn.""The shoe will go on the other foot?""You'll get as good as you give.""I'll have a taste of my own medicine?""You'll be hoist by your own petard.""What?""Never mind."You bid her goodbye and head back through the trails to route 36 and then to Violet City. The fat man is waiting for you exactly where you left him. The Pokemail contains a short letter which he skims, as well as a laminated key card, which he pockets. "Appreciate it. I trust no more trouble with the police?""I'm keeping my nose clean.""Good. Crime doesn't pay," he says, pensively. The errand complete, you have the rest of the afternoon to yourself. >Head to the gym to face Falkner>Run through Bellsprout tower first to train>Write-in
>>4044243>Head to the gym to face FalknerLet's get out asses kicked so we can have fuel for character development
>>4044243>>Head to the gym to face FalknerPersonally I want to train but the character development >>4044248 is too tempting
>>4044243>Run through Bellsprout tower first to trainWe just got our ass kicked by Kris, a noob trainer, and none of our mons have a type advantage. Let's at least get Growlithe some experience by burning some leaves to cinders.
>>4044243>>Run through Bellsprout tower first to train
>>4044243>Search Violet City. There's a guy to trade your Bellsprout for the infamous 'Rocky' the Onix.
>>4044243>Run through Bellsprout tower first to train>>4044248>>4044269>>4044278Pokémon Crystal the MC’s favorite game. He knows what he’s doing and doesn’t act cocky in the least. He knows that walking into a gym with level 2-7 Pokémon is a horrible mistake. If you give a character a contradicting character trait on a whim only to have it be challenged discarded in less than five minutes,that’s not developement.
>>4044243>Run through Bellsprout tower first to train
>>4044357I know training our pokemon is the obvious choice and that's why I voted the other option. It's more fun going against the flow and coming up with reasons to not do the seemingly optimal thing.
>>4044521>It's more fun choosing the option that makes us lose off the bat because lul im so different
>>4044521It sounds more contrived than a creative reason. Character development doesn’t mean doing the exact opposite of what a character would do simply because your interested in watching him fail. >>4044536This pretty much sums it up.
>>4044536>>4044546You derive fun from beating the challenge and being as optimal as possible. I explained in >>4044521 what makes it fun for me. It's almost like we are all voting for our own reasons! Who would have thought, right?!Bellsprout tower option was gonna win anyways so not sure why you feel hurt. And besides, we are all having fun and that's the most important thing in the end.
>>4044571I don’t derive fun from optimization, and I don’t see the point in running headfirst into a brick wall when there’s an automatic door a few feet away from us. Given your use of sarcasm and the fact that you’re trying to label us, I’d say you’re the one who’s hurting. I’m not trying to start a war in this thread but this entire argument is nonsensical. Then again this is /qst/.
>>4044243>Run through Bellsprout tower first to trainyes. this is a good move.
>>4044571Everyone already explained to you that it would be a legit dumb and OOC move, it's not about optimization it's about you going against a established flow just to get a nonexistent development that simply doesn't work for our character.There is a time and place for suggesting being a dumbass, this ain't it chief.>>4044243>Run through Bellsprout tower first to trainMan if only we saved some Pokéballs to catch a Gastly or some super secret mon.
>>4046266>Man if only we saved some Pokéballs to catch a Gastly or some super secret mon.Going through the tower should allow us to fight trainers and get some money, no?
>>4046266What are you trying to accomplish here?
>>4046454What are YOU trying to accomplish here? You literally avoid half the points people made and now you're just dropping passive aggressive remarks because you can't think of a single retort.Quests are a collaborative effort, at least try to understand the flow of the story and what the other voters generally would want. Otherwise we get massive derails like Sakura Quest.
>Get isekai'd into Crystal>somehow manage to be an even bigger fail than the original rivalSasuga /qst/.>>4044243>Run through Bellsprout tower first to trainLet's try and do something right at least.
>>4046690>because you can't think of a single retortI can think of plenty but how about we stop poisoning this thread. Feel free to answer me in /qtg/, I'm done arguing with you here.
>>4047057> I have plenty of really awesome comebacks! ... I just don't wanna say any of them. I'm better than that.Buh bye now
>>4044300>>4044335>>4044357>>4044363>>4044364>>4044378>>4044814>>4046157>>4046266>>4046620>>4046692You don't remember Falkner being too tough but considering you lost your very first battle (which to be fair, so did Silver in the game) a little training couldn't hurt. Plus the pokeballs you bought yesterday ate up the last of your funds. So you head north on the road to Bellsprout tower. The moving pillar in the middle is the main attraction, meant to symbolize Bellsprout's wiggling or something--at least according to the plaque. Tourists crowd the first floor. Pushing past them you get into the inner quarters, accessible only to trainers that want to ascend and challenge the elder monk.As per the game, the monks all use parties consisting mostly of Bellsprouts. >Burn through them with Growlithe, letting him get all the EXP>Carefully share the EXP with the whole party >Write-inThe monks don't put up much resistance, and other than the occasional spine-tingle from a passing Gastly, you get to the head honcho without much trouble. The elder monk is sitting in a zen pose when you finally face him. He's so pruned that you can barely even see his eyes through the mass of wrinkles. Still, there's an aura about him that inspires instant trust. He greets you warmly. You almost feel bad about defeating him so soundly, but he doesn't seem to mind at all. It's just par for the course.He gives you the HM disc and when you draw close he stops and squints into your face."Hmm. You have come a great way, my friend. But why are you here? Do you know?"You wave the disc. "And to train for the gym battle, I guess."He smiles. "Not here in this tower, my friend. Here in this world." You freeze. "There is a more subtle purpose... but it is not for me to say." He releases you and hobbles back to his cushion."Wait a second, what do you mean? What purpose? You know about me? What do you know?""It shall be revealed to you, in time. I can but offer you the wisdom of the tower.""Which is?""Balance." Then he closes his eyes, slipping back into meditation and the monks escort you back down the tower, refusing to let you speak with him any longer.
>>4047318>Carefully share the EXP with the whole partyBalance, right?
>>4047318>>Carefully share the EXP with the whole partyGrowlithe will get plenty of EXP at the second gym.
>>4047318>>Carefully share the EXP with the whole party
>>4047318>Carefully share the EXP with the whole party
>>4047318>Share the EXP with Growlithe, Spinarak, and Hoothoot. Look for a guy to trade their Onix for your Bellsprout after you leave the tower.
>>4047318So we are keeping all our current mons? It feels like a waste to train someone your going to trash/trade anyway. I like the idea of trading the useless weed for the rocksnake.So,>Share exp for spidey, owl and doggo
>>4047318>>4047473>>4047481If we go by game rules, the EXP will go to the Onix too. But maybe you are right.>Leave out Bellsprout, train the rest
>>4047318>Share exp for spidey and doggo.Unless you guys plan on making HootHoot a permanent fixture on our team, we shouldn't invest time into him.
>>4047666You see Satan, Falkner is a pushover but he makes up by being cheap. Both his Pidgey and Pidgeotto have Mud Slap, a ground move that reduces accuracy every time it hits, and Hoothoot is inmune to ground while Growlithe and Onix are weak to it. So I'm hoping it will at least pull some weight.Also, it might come handy in a pinch against Bugsy.
>>4047679It could help us deal with Chuck as well
>>4047691Yeah but by then we should have better Pokémon. I'm hoping we get an Abra because otherwise Morty might send us to the Shadow Realm.
>>4047318>>Share exp for spidey and doggo, look for trader to switch belsprout with onix afterwards
>>4047701Fair points all around though we could just brute force it with growlithe and onix if we really needed to.
Balance. However you turn it, it's nonsensical. Just cryptic mumbo jumbo from a senile geezer. But the more you try to convince yourself of this, the more it seems there's something to it. It's like the missing words to an old half-remembered song. Well, he did say it'll be revealed to you eventually, right? Why worry? You heal up your pokemon, and take the opportunity to check their levels on the PC. If only you had a pokedex. Maybe you can ask Kris to put in a good word for you with Oak. Your pokemon are all about the same level now, early teens. Hoothoot picked up Peck. The rest are a long way from anything interesting.There's supposed to be a trade opportunity in this town. Some kid with an Onix that wants a Bellsprout. Asking around the pokemon center, one of the young nurses-in-training eventually points you in the direction of his house. She also helps you realize that you--that is, Silver--are something of a heartthrob. It's probably the hair.The kid with the Onix is delighted to get a Bellsprout. The Onix is luckily at the same level and already comes equipped with rock throw. All that's left is to face Falkner. The gym is designed as a kind of aviary, with dangling perches for the many bird pokemon flitting around. There's a central stage where the battles take place and before you can fight Falkner you have to go through his underlings. You trash them easily.The battle with Falkner is a lot harder than you remember. For one his pokemon seem a little stronger than before--possibly adjusted to your level. Falkner also gets lucky with his Pidgeotto's mud-slap and ends up K.Oing both your Onix and your Growlithe with crits. You win by attrition using Spinarak's poison. The badge and the TM are yours. Along with Falkner's cool disdain. "You shouldn't rely so much on luck." Prick.Night is falling, but you're not tired in the least. And with the Sudowoodo out of the way you could technically go anywhere. >Route 36 to Ecruteak City>Route 36 to Goldenrod>Route 32 to Union Cave>Route 31 to Dark Cave>Write-in
>>4047875Eh, we've worked pretty hard today, let's not be hoodlums and go out late at night. I say we rest and reward our team for victory in the gym battles.
>>4047888But then how are we gonna put together Team Skull and sue when the thugs of Alola eventually steal the name?
>>4047875>Buy some more Pokeballs>>Route 32 to Union CaveWe should catch a Wooper, it's seriously one of the few decent Pokémon of this gen, it gets Slam at level 11 and it's fully evolved by level 20.
>>4047888Yeah, why not. If we go out late at night something unfortunate will happen to make us a wanted criminal again; the same applies to hanging around the slowpoke well, Team Rocket will split and the cops will find us with a mountain of Slowpoke tails.>>4047905Why not Team Magmatic Plasma Skull? Get like three teams with one name.
>>4047905>not Team Metallic RocketPleb
>>4047959Now you’re thinking like a boss.
>>4047959How about Team Missile Wet Lava Slime Cranium Scream?
>>4047969If we're going for that theme, why not Team Silver Rocket?
>>4047980Team Missile Double Missile Aquatic Magmatic Galactic Plasma Flare Foundation
>>4048001Team negasonic teenage warhead
>>4048001Team Gang Group Cult
>>4048001Team Super Hyper Epic Ultra Mega Radical Bodacious Tubular Squad
>>4047875>Rest at the Poke-center for the night. Maybe chat with this nurse intern for some more intel.>>Route 36 to GoldenrodPicking up Eevee and possibly a Bike would be nice.
>>4048156For Eevee we have to find Bill on Ecruteak first.
>>4047875Go buy some poke balls, antidotes, paralyze heals potions, etc. with the money we got from bell sprout tower and the gym. Wild Pokémon are dangerous to US in this world as we saw earlier, better to be prepared than to fucking die in a ditch somewhere.
Rolled 8 (1d10)>>4047875>Head out to townSeems like OP is repeatedly dropping hints about getting a pokedex, I think we should do something about that
>>4048932Makes sense to me
>>4047875Please OP, come back. We have a good thing going on!
op pls my grandma's grandma's grandma's cat died pls
Before this thread falls off the board into oblivion, I just want to say that I called it >>4029144
>>4063350I hope OP comes back one day, before it's too late.
Dead thread is dead. OP has ghosted us, like so many QMs before him.
>>4066418And here I was hoping we would at least shag Kris before he ghosted us.