Welcome back.Rules are simple: Votes are tallied every hour, with whatever course of action being the most popular being the course of action taken. Write ins are encouraged and non-mutually exclusive votes will be combined if possible.When a roll is called for, roll a D100 unless otherwise specified.For a short summary for the new and to recap:You are Alex. A newly minted trainer and camping enthusiast just starting out on your journey at the age of Seventeen after your father lost his job in order to help pay the bills.Last time, you made it to a small roadhouse pokemon centre on Route 2 ahead of the rain and stayed the night. The next morning, you challenged two trainers to battles and won before you tried to challenge four young women afterward. You were declined and offered a boon from one of them instead, before things turned into a game, trying to guess what their dream careers are...
You're silent as you think for a minute."Do I get anything extra if I guess correctly?" You ask, more to clarify than anything.Martha rolls her eyes as her friends giggle."Hm? Oh, hey!"Before any of them can reply, Fie walks up, still in her sleepware but apparently seeing these four was enough to wake her up."Fie! What are you doing here?" Judy asks as all four of them perk up at her appearance."Travelling with Alex here for the time being." Fie replied. "What are you guys up to? I thought you'd decided you didn't accept challenges from anyone without a solid badge collection.""Just offered him a bit of help and it turned into a bit of a guessing game." Martha replies."To answer your question though, how about a second choice?" Kathryn suggests.Fie grins wickedly."That's an idea." She agrees. "How about seven minutes in heaven though?" She asks.(Part 1)
>>4991991(Part 2)She's rewarded with all four staring and blushing hotly."Fie!" Jean says, clearly mortified as Fie cackles, leaning on you for support."What?" She asks innocently, still grinning like a Sharpedo."W-we can't just-" Martha says, shaking her head.Fie holds up her hands placatingly."Guys, he's cool. He's had more than his fair share of opportunities to perv on me and he's been nothing but a gentleman." She assures."Won't the nurse say something though?" Martha asks."I didn't bring my bag down, so we'll have to go up to our room anyway..." Jean replies."Nevermind that now, he's got to guess what the rest of us want to do first." Judy notes.>Kathryn wants to be a Breeder>Kathryn wants to be an Athlete>Kathryn wants to be a Contest Star>Martha wants to be a Breeder>Martha wants to be an Athlete>Martha wants to be a Contest Star>Judy wants to be a Breeder>Judy wants to be an Athlete>Judywants to be a Contest Star>A second reward is fine, seriously.>Other
>>4991996>Kathryn wants to be a Breeder>Judywants to be a Contest Star>Martha wants to be an Athlete>Other : become red beetle and mutter A... a second reward is feriously, sine
>>4991996>Kathryn wants to be a Breeder>Judy wants to be a Contest Star>Martha wants to be an Athlete>A second reward is fine, seriously.
>>4991996>>Kathryn wants to be an Athlete>>Martha wants to be a Breeder>>Judy wants to be a Contest Star>Um, mind filling me in on what you guys are up to Fie?
>>4992012>>4992058>>4992338>>4992822"Um, you mind filling me in on what you guys are up to, Fie?" You ask awkwardly."Just fucking with them." Fie assures. "We used to travel together before I became a Gym Leader." She explains.You nod, then clear your throat."Er, a second reward is feriously, sine." You say, before facepalming as the four giggle at your gaff."Hey, if you're refusing for my sake, don't worry. A little harmless fun never hurt anyone." She adds with a smirk at your expense as it's your turn to blush furiously."A-anyway, Kathryn, you want to be a pokemon breeder. Judy, you want to be a Contest Star and Martha, you want to be a Pokeathlete." You say before this gets any more ridiculous."Got it in one." Kathryn says, clapping her hands together."So, whose help do you want second?" Martha asked.>What are you actually offering?>Martha>Kathryn>Judy>Other
>>4992862>>What are you actually offering?
>>4992862>What are you actually offering??????????????
>>4992872>>4992912"First thing's first... what are you actually offering?" You ask."I suppose there's no harm telling you." Jean conceded. "I'm going to give you a fossil." She says."If you pick me, I'll give you an egg." Kathryn says."I'll give you a TM if you pick me." Judy adds."And I'll help you train one of your pokemon however you want." Martha finishes."Oh." You say faintly. "Okay." They weren't kidding, those do sound really useful.>Martha>Kathryn>Judy>Other
>>4992933nice, fossil always a great plot thread for pokemon quests. I actually think Alex has physical training down pretty well for now, and isn't at the point where his pokemon need more specialized training yet, so even though I voted for Martha last thread, I'll go for the egg>>Kathrynbecause I think that learning to care for eggs and young pokemon is an important skill for trainers and it'll be kind of fun to raise a pokemon from scratch
>>4992933>KathrynI can't believe we're going to be a father this early on. Wait what?
>>4992933>KathrynOh boy, can I dream we get a Mudkip egg?
>>4992971>>4992973>>4993027>>4993032"Kathryn." You say after a moment's thought.Getting some instruction from Martha on how to train your team better is tempting and a free TM would be super-useful potentially, but the possibilities an egg offer are just too good to pass up."Alright, let's go." Jean says as she stands up and Kathryn grins and heads for the PC.In their place, Fie sits down, evidently to catch up with her old travelling companions.You follow Jean upstairs to another room and follow her in. It's identical to yours in practically every way, barring the fact there're four bags against the wall.She grabs one and pulls out a large case from the bottom before unlocking it to reveal a collection of fossils laid out in a deep foam tray.She looks at them critically as you admire them with no small amount of awe, before picking out a small piece of amber that fits neatly in the palm of your hand."Here you are." She says, transferring it into a sealed, padded container and handing it over to you."Thanks." You say as she packs up her collection and carefully puts it away again."You're quite welcome." She says, blowing you a kiss as there's a knock at the door, which, Jean opens to reveal Kathryn with the promised egg.(Part 1)
>>4993066(Part 2)"Here you are." She says, passing you the portable incubator the egg is nestled in. "Now, I should probably explain a few things about raising pokemon you hatch." She adds, sitting down beside you and laying out how and what to feed them, what to be mindful of and when the ideal time is to start training them.It's all pretty self explanatory and if you needed, you could probably find all of this in the pokedex anyway but with how bright eyed and enthusiastic Kathryn is, you can't help but listen. Her enthusiasm is infectious."You got all that?" Kathryn asks when she finishes.You nod."Yeah, that's all pretty self explanatory." You reply."Back to the fossil for a moment..." Jean says from where she's been patiently waiting by the door. "If you want to get a pokemon cloned from that fossil, you'll have to go to the old museum in Silveridge Town or the research labs in Redmont Town or Blackstump Town." She informs you."Is that expensive?" You ask. You seem to recall there being some word about the process being complicated, time-consuming and requiring some pretty advanced facilities and tech."Oh, extremely." Jean confirms. "But the League subsidises the labs, so it's effectively free for trainers." She explains."Well, thanks again." You say with a smile."Did you want to do seven minutes in heaven?" Kathryn asks curiously into the ensuing silence, making your blood freeze in your veins and eliciting an exasperated sigh and facepalm from Jean."Kath... why?" The blonde asks as you blush red."Well, he's clearly not put off by us." She replies reasonably.You get the feeling you're witnessing a private argument.>Fie was joking.>Nononono, I'm not interested.>I mean... if you want...?>Other
>>4993071>What is Seven minutes in heaven?
>>4993071>Fie was joking.... Right?>>4993073>>4993075We're not dense, anon, we clearly know what it is. This isn't some Shonen mag comic.
>>4993078Please no, this is just pretending to be retarded at this point.
>>4993088Fine, I'll save it for Urban Quest.Changing to >Fie was joking
>>4993080>>4993088>>4993091Thats the point lmao you guys are boring
>>4993088>>4993091I'm pretty sure it's something like a massage or using their team to make aurora borealis or whatever
>>4993073+1This is gonna be funny!
>>4993073>>4993075>>4993132"What's Seven Minutes in Heaven?" You ask, innocently.You know perfectly well what it is. You've never played, but you've been to parties. And on unsupervised camping trips.This is fun. You admit to yourself as Jean flushes and tries to stammer out an explanation.Kathryn beats her to it though."It's simple. Two people go off on their own for seven minutes." Kathryn sums up.She said it without so much as blinking."Normally, two people chosen by everyone else in the group. And normally a boy and a girl." Jean adds sounding annoyed.>Sounds like fun. (Keep it up.)>No thanks.>Other.
>>4993150>Sounds like fun. (Keep it up.)
>>4993150>>Sounds like fun. (Keep it up.)>Well, I guess the group should have to pick someone so, as I'm the only boy and you all really seem interested in that.
>>4993150>OtherUh... Maybe that's not the best idea.I mean if someone walks in like the local nurse Joy it would be humiliating.
>>4993156>>4993160"Sounds like fun." You agree, trying not to laugh at how enthused Kathryn looks and how flustered Jean is.This isn't really something you've had any strong opinions on previously, but you've got to admit, at least to yourself that you're a little curious, even if 'the big deal' is just a bit of rough-housing like with Fie the night before last.And it seems like Jean isn't quite as against the idea as her attitude suggests. None of them have rejected it out of hand."It's by popular vote." Kathryn continues, tapping away on her pokedex. "So, in this case, it'd be Fie, Jean, Martha, Judy and I." She adds as Jean's pokedex pings a message."Fie's not with us anymore." Jean notes.Kathryn wave a hand."She's here now and they're an item, so she ought to have a say." Kathryn replies off-handedly. "And... there. Voting has started." She said with satisfaction."Wait, do I get a say in this? What if the nurse comes up?" You ask with at least a little trepidation.You're pretty sure this is the sort of thing your mum would absolutely crucify you for."Well you sounded interested." Kathryn notes. "Or were you just having Jean on?" She asks.>You were having Jean on. (Enough, let it die.)>I'm interested, just don't want to get into strife. (Commit.)
>>4993209>interested, just don't want to get into strife. (Commit.)I'd be pretty gay if I rejected...
>>4993209>>I'm interested, just don't want to get into strife. (Commit.)
>>4993229>>4993254"I'm interested." You admit. "I just don't want anyone getting into strife."We won't." Kathryn says. "It's the breakfast rush, no one is going to be able to keep track of anything." She adds."Now, let's see how we go..." She says, studying her pokedex.Yours pings and when you check it, it has a message from Fie:Have fun. ;) It reads. Evidently, she's voting, but she's not in the pool. Which makes a certain sort of sense, you suppose.You swallow, suddenly at least a little nervous.You really hope it just turns out to be a bit of harmless rough-housing like with Fie. Kathryn's frankly kind of scary with her enthusiasm.>Jean>Kathryn>Martha>Judy
Rolled 1 (1d4)>>4993273Here is my voteLet the dice decide.
Rolled 3 (1d4)>>4993279Same
>>4993273>KathrynIts only realistic that teenagers and young adults our age will get into sexual tension situations off alone or with others on Pokemon journeys where life-threatening situations can always happen
Rolled 3 (1d4)>>4993273Rolling for it correctly
Rolled 1 (1d4)>>4993273
Rolled 4 (1d4)>>4993273Rolling
Rolled 1 (1d4)>>4993273They all pretty neat
>>4993273>Jeangotta go with the flustered one
Rolled 4 (1d4)>>4993273Rolling.
>>4993279>>4993467>>4993682>>4993771Looks like Jean wins.I'll write up and post later, got stuff to do.
>>4994323There's a few moments of silence punctuated by pings before Jean blushes and Kathryn gives her a thumbs up."So, I'll be back in seven minutes." She says, picking a towel out of her bag, before giving the two of you a wink. "Or so. 'Bye~" With that, she's gone leaving the two of you alone.Judging by how Jean is blushing, she has concerns. She takes a deep breath, apparently steeling herself."So, um..." Her composure cracks and she deflates. "How are you so calm about this?" She asks, clearly exasperated.>We just met.>We're both reasonable people and neither of us are idiots.>I didn't know I needed to worry.>Because I don't want Fie to kick my ass.>Other
>>4994747>Because I don't want Fie to kick my ass.For messing with her friends?Jokes aside if you are uncomfortable we can just chat too.(profusely sweating)
>>4994747>We're both reasonable people and neither of us are idiots.
>>4994747>We're both reasonable people and neither of us are idiots.>Now, the fun part would be to make them believe we are idiots, and leave them guessing. Wanna play along?
>>4994779>>4994797"Because we're both reasonable and not idiots." You reply.She relaxes fractionally.You smile as a thought occurs to you."Now, what would be fun, is if we made them believe we're idiots and leave them guessing." You propose.She tilts her head, thinking about it."You got something in mind?" She asks, looking thoughtful herself."Mostly, wait for Kathryn to come back and get caught in a 'compromising' position." You admit.Jean nods."Yeah, that would work." She agrees. "She's not got the most overactive imagination in our little group, but she's been trying to hook me up." She agrees, sitting down beside you, then gives you a poke. "But ah... what would you say would be a 'compromising' position?" She asks with a grin, apparently taking her chance to flip the tables and be the one teasing.>Erm...>Together on the bed...?>Jump apart and act flustered?>Oh, I've got an idea... (Write in)>Think you could make archaeology sound like innuendo?>Ah... It sounds like you've got an idea...>Screw it. Do you want a massage?
>>4994824>>Screw it. Do you want a massage?
>>4994824>Together on the bed...?Fair play.
>>4994824>Ah... It sounds like you've got an idea...Mystery position GO!
>>4994824>Ah... It sounds like you've got an idea...
>>4994824>Ah... It sounds like you've got an idea...Eventually, once sexual tension reaches a certain point, it'll be her wanting it first before us
>>4994933>>4994943>>4994944"Ah... It sounds like you've got an idea..." You stammer as that question puts all sorts of ideas into your head."Before I say anything, I want to know why Fie decided to vouch for you like that." Jean says, getting serious for a moment. "What've you been up to that you've had plenty of opportunities to perve on her?""Well, when we met, a bunch of skwovet had stolen her clothes when she was skinny dipping." You say. "I went and got them for her.""And you didn't try sneaking a peak while she was getting dressed?" Jean probes."No, of course not." You reply. "That would've been rude. She asked me to rub her back the evening after, since her scars were playing up. And the night before last, we shared a tent because hers was acting as the scaffolding for our shelter."Jean's giving you a critical look."...Okay. That is a lot of opportunities." She concedes, before leaning in to whisper in your ear. "How about, we hold onto each others' waistbands and pretend to make out?" She suggests.That actually wouldn't be a bad idea and it'll certainly put the idea into Kathryn's head that the two of you were in the middle of something when she walks in.You get the sense though that Jean's testing you. Verifying what Fie said. Vetting you, might be a good wayto think of it.>Okay, that's definitely an idea. Let's do it.>What if one of us knelt in front of the other?>Or, how about... (write in)>Or, I could give you a massage.>Other
>>4994959>Okay, that's definitely an idea. Let's do it.Probably best we just play along here
>>4994959>Well, I'm not really interested in that>The goal is to be compromising, but you will have to buy me dinner first if you want anything :)
>>4994959>Okay, that's definitely an idea. Let's do it.Heavy petting?
>>4994959>AllrightWe can spend the time practicing circulating our aura while get a good look at her up close. (possible unlocking charisma uses of aura)
>>4994959>Okay, that's definitely an idea. Let's do it.I like >>4995024 idea of using our aura in the process.
>>4995024+1 to the aura idea
>>4995024+1, my vote on pc was >>4994980
>>4995024>>4995062>>4995118"Okay, that's definitely an idea." You agree.Jean breathes out heavily and gives you a brave smile as you take off your boots.When you're done she pushes you onto your back and undoes your belt and fly as she leans over you, before guiding your hands to her waistband and positioning them so it looks like you're midway through taking her pants off."There." She says, adjusting herself so she's more comfortable, meaning you've got her comfortable weight pressing you into the bed. "This is probably about as 'compromising' as we can get without... you know."You nod, resisting the urge to move your hands."Any idea when Kathryn will be back?" You ask.Jean shakes her head."I'll hear her coming, but we won't know for sure until she's opening the door." She replies. "You um... you don't mind if I kiss you when that happens, do you?" She asks. "Just to really sell it.""No, that's fine." You assure.She nods and relaxes slightly.>Talk.>Give her a backrub as best you can.>Try and practice channeling aura.>Other
>>4995666>Try and practice channelling aura.
>>4995666>Try and practice channeling aura.
>>4995666>Try and practice channelling auraIgnore the inevitable boner until she notices
>>4995680>>4995683>>4995701Despite the fact you're both handling this like reasonable people, you're still seventeen and high on hormones, which means certain consequences are inevitable.You both just politely ignore your reaction as you just breathe steadily and wait fr the minutes to tick by.You actually fall back on meditation, which helps you relax a lot faster and puts you at ease.It also seems to be putting Jean at ease as well.>Roll.
Rolled 9 (1d100)>>4995736
Rolled 94 (1d100)>>4995736Not off to a good start.
Rolled 11 (1d100)>>4995736
>>4995758>>4995891>>4995930After a minute, you're both relaxed and all the awkward tension hs bled out of you both.You can feel Jean's heart, beating in time with yours as she breathes in time with you. Apparently, she decided to follow your lead.You can actually feel the moment the last of the wariness bleeds out of her and she relaxes completely.It's also betrayed by the fact she props herself up on one elbow and gives you a genuine smile as a contentment you associate with dust and rocks steals over you."Are you channeling aura?" She asks, mindlessly stroking your forehead."Yes." Your reply. "Since we're going to be here for a bit, I figured I'd practice." You admit.Jean frowns."That... ...might not be such a good idea." She says.You feel a thrill. Cold uncertainty and her caution returning."I've read a bit about it. If you're in close contact with someone while you're doing it, you can... influence them." She explains. "I guess you are alright." She concedes. "But, um... just in case, could you not?" She asks.>Really? Okay. (Stop.)>It'll be fine. (Keep going.)>Other
>>4995944>Really? Okay. (Stop.)Sorry, didn't knew that, quite new at this.
>>4995950>>4995966"Sorry. Didn't know." You assure as you stop. "Kind of new to this." You admit.You blink and the moment's gone.Jean shakes her head."You made it down into one of the cave shrines then." She guesses, giving you a critical look. "That's kind of impressive. Pokemon tend to get a lot stronger than Rookies can handle the further down into a cave you get." She notes."I went down with someone who knows a bit more about Aura than I do." You explain."No way, you met an Aura Guardian?" Jean asks, clearly startled."A novice anyway. His name is Gareth. And he's the third member of our group." You explain."You'll have to introduce me." She says. "I've always wanted to know more about Aura, but most books on the subject are crap written by posers from the cities spouting whatever they find on the internet." She adds."I will when he wakes up." You assure. "He's kind of a heavy sleeper.""Well, he can be forgiven that this morning." Jean observes drily as the splatter of rain on the tin roof reaches you as the weather renews its intensity again.You lapse into a comfortable silence as Jean relaxes, before after a while, you hear footsteps outside. Jean responds by swooping down and pressing her lips to yours in a mock kiss and you inch her pants down a little as the door opens.Out of the corner of your eye, you see it's Kathryn, who's staring in genuine, open-mouthed shock.You look up into Jean's eyes as she fiddles with your waistband.>Act surprised and flustered.>Keep going like you hadn't noticed.>Sit up and keep going like neither of you care.>Other
>>4995998>>Act surprised and flustered.>Oh my, seven minutes are already gone?
>>4995998>>Keep going like you hadn't noticed.At least get the belt of to make it look convincing then whisper to Jean to stop.
>>4996001>>4996019You release her and she sits up with a very convincing yelp, fumbling with her pants as you try and fix your pants as Kathryn looks on from the doorway, hair damp from her shower.She's staring at the both of you with eyes as round as coins."Jean... I- I didn't... sorry, I thought..." She stammers, blushing bright red, which is the catalyst for Jean to start laughing as Kathryn closes the door."The look on your face...!" Jean manages in between laughing."Wait... you mean... you were just staging that?" She asks incredulously."Mmhm." Jean nods. "Might as well have some fun, right?" She asks rhetorically.Kathryn pouts, before stalking off to the corner, pulling a curtain out from the wall while she presumably changes.Jean gives you a grin."That was fun." She admits, before retrieving a towel from her bag. "Might as well go down together." She notes, before, in what you can only assume is a moment of daring, she swoops down and gives you a peck on the cheek before you head out. "Thanks." She says afterward."A-any time." You stammer as you blush before you part ways at the bottom of the stairs and head back to where Fie and the others are sitting."So, how was it?" Fie asks with an absolutely shit-eating grin as you sit down.Martha and Judy lean in attentively.>Alright. Nothing much happened though, if that's what you're wondering.>We gave Kathryn a minor heart attack pretending we were making out.>That may be suited more to camping away from other people.>Other
>>4996089>We gave Kathryn a minor heart attack pretending we were making out.
>>4996089>>We gave Kathryn a minor heart attack pretending we were making out.
>>4996089>>That may be suited more to camping away from other people.lead them on
>>4996100>>4996112>>4996113"We gave Kathryn a minor heart attack by pretending we were making out." You reply."Huh." Martha gives you an odd look. "Shows what I know. I figured you'd both sit there blushing." She admits."That's kind of mean." Judy observes. "Kathryn's been trying to hook Jean up for ages.""And Jean would rather she not." Martha notes."I think that one might be more suited to camping. Away from other people." You add."If we ever cross paths on the road, we'll have to play again then." Judy says enthusiastically as Martha facepalms with a groan."Now look what you've done." She grumbles.You check your watch.It's only just gone mid morning and it's still raining like the end of the world outside. And Gareth still seems to be asleep.>Talk some more.>Study the map on the table.>Go and reorganise your team.>Other
>>4996150>Talk some more.Warn the duo we fought about the origin cave so they don't fight there.
>>4996150>Talk some more.>"If we ever cross paths on the road, we'll have to play again then." HEH.
>>4996150>Other>Well, Fie, I'll leave you with your friend for a little while. Thanks for everything girls, I will try to see if the youngster next table are willing to fight
>>4996153+1>>4996155add this too
>>4996155>>4996185Fighting in the cave while Gareth was meditating was a spectacularly bad idea.Venturing there while the shrine is dormant, things will be significantly safer. The pokemon there will still be strong, but they won't attack like an unending horde.
>>4996155>>4996185>>4996153"So how'd you all meet up?" You ask curiously."Just by happenstance." Martha replied. "We all started out on our own seperate journies when we were around about twelve and just met on the road." She explains. "It was pretty uneventful. We didn't take any unnecessary risks and didn't go off the beaten paths.""That changed when Fie decided to take over the Gym Leader position at Saltcoast City though." Judy said. "It got us all thinking what we wanted to do after we were done taking the league challenge. We've been planning and preparing for this trip for two years now." She adds.Kathryn squeezes into the seat next to you, sandwiching you between herself and Fie."That was a dirty trick." She says, poking you in the ribs."Jean seemed like she enjoyed it." You reply, earning another poke, before she shifts attention to the conversation. "You wondering about our journey this year?" She asks."Yeah." You confirm."Basic idea is, we want to check out all the places we've missed out on exploring before now." Kathryn explains. "The lakes, the islands, the caves, the mountains. They're all supposed to be super-rough to travel and explore. So, we want to see 'em all.""More than that though." Jean says as she rejoins you, clothed this time, while a half-asleep looking Gareth heads for the buffet. "We want to see if all the rumours of legendary pokemon making their homes in those places have any merit."(Part 1)
>>4996214(Part 2)"Legendary pokemon?" You ask, startled. "I thought that was all hearsay." You admit.Jean shakes her head."No, there've been sightings. They're mostly dubious, but there's enough details common to them that it's worth checking out." She adds."Huh.""And there's definitely a Rayquaza that lives at the peak of Mount Reflection." Martha adds."You're probably going to be seeing a bit of Alex and Gareth then." Fie notes. "Or at least, Gareth." She adds, nodding to where the novice aura Guardian is headed for your table.Jean shifts to make room for him. Presumaby so she can interrogate him at her leisure about Aura once he's properly awake.Once greetings and introductions are made, everyone returns to their own seprate discussions.>Study your map. See if there's any information on them.>Apologise to Kathryn. That was a little mean if she's been trying to help Jean out.>Go restructure your team and get Volta and Kay O-o healed.>Other
>>4996218>>Other>Challenge the boys on the other table
>>4996218>Go restructure your team and get Volta and Kay O-o healed.
>>4996218>Apologise to Kathryn. That was a little mean if she's been trying to help Jean out.Sorry. But if you should really ask her first if she's interested in the first place.
>>4996218>Challenge the boys on the other table>Apologise to Kathryn. That was a little mean if she's been trying to help Jean out.
>>4996225>>4996259>>4996308"Sorry about earlier." You say to Kathryn.She turns to give you a quizzical look."Oh, it's alright." She assures. "No harm done. At least you both made a friend." She adds."Mm." You nod, before excusing yourself and heading over to where the group of youngster's are now just talking.One of them gives you a completely disinterested look."If you want a battle, you can sod off." He says with all the confidence of a biker and the voice of a twelve year old. "We're not going outside and getting wet. Besides, you hang out with girls." He sneers, earning uproarious laughter from his friends.>Ignore them and leave.>Call the little shit out for being a coward.>Other.
>>4996855>Punch the Biker in the face and make a scene.
>>4996883He's an unmannered twelve year old playing up for his friends.Just so we're completely clear on that.
>>4996855>Ignore them and leave.As much as I'd like to banter with a kid, the older party never looks good doing it.Besides, it's okay for him to be afraid of getting beat by someone who hangs out with girls.
>>4996855>Ignore them and leaveOne day this kid will get hit so hard he won't care about cooties
>>4996887>>4996900You shrug and leave without a word, heading up to the counter instead to get Volta and Kay o-o looked at. They've had a big morning.Besides, at that kid's age, you probably would've been scared of getting beat by someone who hung out with girls, though you do have to admit, if only to yourself, you're a little worried about that kid. With his attitude, he's probably going to get hit so hard at some point, that cooties will be the least of his worries.>Restructure your team.>Study your map.>Go outside and do some light exercise under the awning.>Other
>>4997156>Go outside and do some light exercise under the awning.
>>4997158>>4997164>>4997224With little else to do, you head back outside and start doing some light exercises under the shelter of the porch. It's cold and cramped but considering that you've got half a day of walking to do this afternoon, warming up is probably a good idea.After about five minutes, the door opens and you're joined by Martha who starts on her own warm-up routine without a word. Much more vigorous than your own, but that's mostly got to do with your arm."So," She begins in between push ups. "Seems like this isn't going to be the last we see of one another." She says conversationally."Oh?" You ask as you follow her example and start on doing sit-ups."About four days' time, we plan to be at Lake Clarity." Martha explains. "Fie reckons you'll be there around the same time." She adds without breaking her rhythm. "So, what d'you say we all go for a hike and see if we can't see the island that's supposed to be out in the middle?">That sounds like a plan.>Sorry, but I kind of wanted to get to Silveridge as quick as I could.>Other
If anyone has a good Trainer Creator they'd recommend, that'd be a big help. It'd save a lot of time having to hunt down specific sprites and pictures for trainer classes to represent different characters.
>>4997275>>That sounds like a plan.
>>4997275>That sounds like a plan.
>>4997288>>4997333"That sounds like a plan." You agree."It'd be a good chance to get some training in and build your team as well." Martha adds."Mm." You nod as you reach your tenth sit up and keep going.In the tree across the way, you notice a fuzzy white something which, on closer inspection turns out to be a Rufflet taking shelter from the rain."So, what's between you and Fie?" Martha asks."Huh?" You ask, startled."You an' Fie." Martha repeats. "She's not usually this chummy with random trainers.">We just decided to travel together.>I helped her out of a bind and she figured she owed me and we've been going back and forth on that.>I've got no idea.>Why're you curious?>Other
>>4997341>>I've got no idea.>She's on good position to become my best friend, after meeting her only for a couple day. I never felt that close to someone
>>4997341>I helped her out of a bind and she figured she owed me and we've been going back and forth on that.
>>4997350>>4997424"I've got no idea..." You admit after a moment's thought as you close in on and pass twenty sit-ups. "I helped her out of a bind and she figured she owed me." You explain. "We've been going back and forth on that." You pause and focus on getting to thrty sit-ups. You're starting to feel the burn, but you're getting into the zone now."I've only known her for a few days and she's on track to becoming my best friend though." You confess. "Which is kind of scary, since I've never really felt that close with anyone before."You hit fifty and haul yourself up to give your abs a rest."I guess that tracks." Martha admits as she joins you in recovering from her workout. "She's got her quirks, but she's shown you an awful lot of trust, in her way, after knowing you for just a few days." She explains. "You hurt her and I'll hurt you fifty times worse, understand?" She says in far too normal a tone of voice.>Understood.>I'd never.>What do you take me for?>We're just friends.>Other
>>4997444>>Understood.>Our team is working up too righ?
>>4997444>UnderstoodRaise an eyebrow at her and smile while saying this."If we do get into a fight give me a bit of advice to resolve it tho. Right I'll give you my contact number, you are free to share it with the others and call if you need.
>>4997444>Understood.Pretty sure Fie herself could hurt us fifty times worse if she wanted to, but that's beside the point.
>>4997465>>4997471>>4997472"Understood." You reply, somewhat taken aback by Martha's vehemence."Good." She says pleasantly, giving you a pat on the shoulder. "Glad we had this chat."With that, she heads back inside, leaving you alone as the rain continues to fall. It looks like it's starting to let up a bit though. Another hour or so and it should stop.>Study your map.>Restructure your team.>Other
>>4997493>Spend quality time with the pokemon before going on the road again
>>4997497+1Might not be able to set out just yet (weather permitting), but we can see how everyone's doing.
>>4997493>Spend quality time with the pokemon before going on the road againIt's a good idea
>>4997493>Spend quality time with the pokemon before going on the road againCheck out their moveset/abilities again.I think KayO, Ronron and Blitz can learn rock smash so we can prepare to teach them that move in the evening.Alternatively have Fluffy learn protect from KayO
>>4997569I think you meant Rusty instead of ronron
>>4997597Did I mix up the names?My only weak point strikes again.
>>4997569Also :Fluffy, Volta and Blitz can all learn double kick.
>>4997497>>4997511>>4997516>>4997569You decide to bring out your team and enjoy some quiet time with them.Volta and Kay O-o might be being looked at by the nurse, but you've got Fluffy, Syurm, Rusty and Blitz with you and they seem to be happy enough for the company.In the meantime, you study your pokedex and see who can learn what moves.After about half an hour, the rain begins to wane and after an hour, it stops and begins to clear.You recall everyone and head back inside to pack your things and retrieve Volta and Kay O-o from the nurse before you reconvene with Gareth and Fie and her friends.You say your goodbyes and promise to meet up at Lake Clarity before the girls set off northward, citing the need to find a good place to stay the night.You tell them about your camping site from the night before last without mentioning Syurm's handiwork, before they thank you and go as everyone in the centre heads off on their own seperate journies again.>Restructure your team before you go.>Just go. No sense wasting more daylight.>Other
>>4998112>Just go. No sense wasting more daylight.Got a lot of walking ahead of us
>>4998112>>Just go. No sense wasting more daylight.We manage to reach a compromise with the team comp; we'll adapt it later i think
>>4998203>>4998289>>4998292You follow everyone else's lead, thanking the nurse for her help before you head off.It's chilly after the rain and the wind hasn't really let up, but you make good time nonetheless.>Let someone out to walk with you.>Just hurry on in case it starts raining again.>Other
>>4998340>>Let someone out to walk with you.Been a while since we haven't talked to Gareth>Jean told me aura channeling while in close contact to someone might... Influence them. Could you tell me about it?
>>4998340>Let someone out to walk with you.Could spend some time with Fluffy.>>4998351Anon, he meant a Pokemon.
>>4998340>Let someone out to walk with you.Fluffy to raise its endurance (hp) and friendship.AlsoAsk Gareth for tips on how to chanel aura while on the move or doing another activity besides meditation.
>>4998483Supporting this as i'm retarded
>>4998418>>4998483>>4998491After about half an hour, you let Fluffy out to walk with you. He seems like he's enjoying the wet and cold somewhat, running ahead and around you, the very picture of energetic.You grin, before falling in next to Gareth."What's up?" He asks."Did you talk with Jean?"He nods."Yeah she wanted to know about the Aura Guardians." Gareth replied. "And well... whatever I could tell her." He added, smiling. "I've never known anyone that enthusiastic about learning." He adds."She struck me as the intellectual type." You agree, before you tell him what happened."I hope we play that game when we all meet up at the lake." He admits. "It sounds fun, but seven minutes isn't all that long." He adds.You get the impression he's got no idea what Seven Minutes in Heaven has a reputation for. It's hard not to laugh.Fie has no such compunction and is giggling to herself."I tried meditating again." You say, wondering exactly how he's going to react. "Jean mentioned that your Aura can influence people in close proximity?" You ask curiously."Ah." He nods. "Yeah, that's something that happens with everyone. Even someone with no experience or real talent can do that to a degree, but the effect is a lot more pronounced when someone can actually use Aura properly." He replies. "It can come in handy, but generally, you don't do that unless you're with someone you trust a lot." He adds. "It's considered... intimate.""Have you done that before?" Fie asks curiously. "Influenced or 'mixed' Aura with anyone?"Gareth coughs."Uh, yeah. With another apprentice before we set out." He adds."What's that like?" Fie asks."Can we talk about something else? I'd rather not say." He replies."Alright, alright." Fie says.The topic shifts to something else after that as you continue down the road.(Part 1)
>>4998541(Part 2)The sun is down when you reach Newport and it's starting to drizzle again, but the city is still fairly active, with restaurants, clubs, fast food joints and similar places still open along with the occasional clothing store but nowhere that would sell anything on your shopping list.Fie takes the lead, as you've only come here a few times previously and Gareth looks completely lost.She leads you towards the centre of town, ignoring some of the bigger and flashier hotels, instead leading you to a small but tastefully decorated one about half a street away from the pokemon center.You follow her in, wondering why she's chosen this particular hotel.The lady inside perks up on seeing her and after a short discussion, Fie pays and accepts a key before leading you up two flights of stairs, before opening the door to a room that, when the lights come on, leaves both you and Gareth staring.It's not over the top luxurious, but it makes the room you had at the pokemon center look like a hole in the wall. It's not even a room, so much as it is a suite. You're pretty sure there're units in this city that're smaller than this."Like it?" Fie asks with an air of self-satisfaction."How much does it cost a night to stay here?" Gareth asks faintly."It's not cheap." Fie says seriously. "When I was travelling with Martha and her friends and we were just starting out, we had to all pitch in to afford these places." She explains. "This particular line of hotels caters to established trainers. There's accomodation for us and for our pokemon. Most cheaper hotels tend to have rules to the effect of 'they stay in their balls'.""Is that the only benefit?" You ask.Fie shakes her head with a smile."Nope. That's just the beginning. Each suite has two bedrooms, double beds and an en suite shower, along with a kitchenette." She adds."This place has everything." You observe, shaking your head."That it does." Fie agrees as Gareth goes to claim one of the bedrooms. "C'mon, let's put our stuff away and come up with an idea for dinner." She says, motioning you towards the other bedroom.>Sure.>I think I'll room with Gareth.>It's cool, I don't mind my sleeping bag.>Other
>>4998561>Sure>How much do we owe you for the room?
>>4998635>>4998638>>4998768>>4998814You follow Fie in and put your bags in the corner, then reconvene in the lounge."How much do we owe you for the room?" You ask.Fie just shakes her head."Give me a backrub and set up my tent all the way to Saltcoast and we'll call it even." She replies."That seems a bit much." Gareth observes.In response, Fie puts the receipt on the table.Gareth's eyes nearly bug out of his head at the number on the receipt. You've got to admit as well, that's a decent number of zeroes."Anyway, dinner." You prompt."We could always stay here and cook." Gareth notes."A lot of the clubs around here serve food as well." Fie says. "And most of 'em cater to pokemon as well.">Stay in and cook.>Go to a club.>Order takeaway.>Go get some fast food.>Other
>>4999306>Go to a club.Let's see some sights.
>>4999306>Go to a club.Hey, if we have it in us after the trip why not.
>>4999306>Go to a club.
>>4999333>>4999372>>4999499"A club sounds like fun." You admit.Gareth shrugs."Why not? New experiences and all that, right?" He says."Great. I know a place." Fie says.With that, you head out again, following Fie to the main street and then down a couple of blocks past the pokemon centre to a busy entertainment precinct to a large nightclub.Contraire to your expectations, you have no trouble getting in, although you notice that Gareth relaxes when he notices the sign above the counter that specifically states that alcohol isn't served here.It's pretty busy in here and you notice there're a lot of trainers, although another sign specifically forbids battling.Everyone seems to be having a good time as well.There're several different groups sat around taking meals with their teams while a lot of people are also taking advantage of the dance floor.After some searching, you manage to get a wall booth before you go up and order then sit down.>Let your team out.>People watch.>Talk with Fie and Gareth.>Study your map.>Other
>>4999504>>Let your team out.>Talk with Fie and Gareth.
>>4999504>>Let your team out.Don't wander around allright?
>>4999506>>4999584Once you're comfortable, you let your team out, which is the signal for Fie and Gareth to do the same, effectively filling the booth up."You did a lot while you were travelling with those four, didn't you?" Gareth asks."We had our fun." Fie agreed. "So, what's the plan for tomorrow Alex?" She asks.>Take the day off and do some training.>Take the day off and do some shopping.>Challenge the Gym.>Take half a day to train and half a day to shop.>Train for half a day and then challenge the gym.>Other
>>4999610>Take half a day to train and half a day to shop.We need to train but we also need clothes that aren't trashed.
>>4999610>Take half a day to train and half a day to shop.>The day after I want to challenge the gym. I'll have to check if they are open tho.Right Gareth you should come with me.You should exchange that nugget for money and grab your self some less conspicuous clothes so the wrong kinds of people don't come bothering you.
>>4999639>>Take half a day to train and half a day to shop.>>The day after I want to challenge the gym. I'll have to check if they are open tho.First half is shopping, second is training
>>4999625>>4999639>>4999675"I think I'll go shopping in the morning and train in the afternoon." You reply. "And challenge the gym the day after." You add, checking how much money you've got.There's a fair bit there. It should be enough to get everything on your list, but then you'll be broke."Probably the best way to handle it." Fie confirms, before you all look around as there's shouting at the door.Then there's the pop of a poke ball and the next thing, half the club is on fire and people are screaming and panicking."Shit!" Fie says, vaulting the table and already ordering her Skrelp to suppress the fire.>Hide.>Run.>Go see what's happening at the door.>Other
>>5000399>Go see what's happening at the door.Oh boy, is it an abbo?
>>5000408Hey now. I've already said I'm steering well and truly clear of things I'm not sure I could write passably. And that steers too close to IRL issues besides.And no.It's a species of crazed cultist unique to suburbs and towns.
>>5000399>Go see what's happening at the door.Naturally, one goes towards the growing fire
>>5000399>Go see what's happening at the door.It's that asshole from our hometown trying to make trouble for us, isn't it?.Have kay-o on takedown duty ready with our stringshotter ready to tie them up.
>>5000613Supporting.We really need a water type; hopefully either the egg or the lake will provide us with a good one
>>5000408>>5000451>>5000613>>5000619Kay O-o and Blitz follow close at your heels, along with Syurm who String Shots to your shoulder.At the door are a bunch of trainers in bright green hoods emblazoned on the chest with bloody fists screaming obscenities and names and slogans about 'murder' and 'torture'. Not one of them looks like they've ever done a day's hard work in their lives or lifts anything heavier than their phones on a regular basis.Security is presently pushing back the bulk of them, but some are trying to slip around the sides.Gareth breaks off, heading to intercept one group, while another is coming right towards you with a Growlithe of her own, which you assume is the one who set the fire."Hand over your pokemon, pig!" The woman screams, her voice slightly muffled by a bandanna. Without waiting for a response, she points at you. "Flame Wheel!">Go Blitz, Bite!>Go Kay O-o, Dragon Tail!>Go Syurm, String Shot!>All bets are off. Go wild.>Other
>>5000637>Go Kay O-o, Dragon Tail!Play stupid game, win stupid prizes.
>>5000637Did we recall the rest of our pokemon? >Kay O-o, Dragon Tail that Growlithe right back into her. >Syrum tie the bitch up.
>>5000637>Go Kay O-o, Dragon Tail!
Rolled 4 (1d100)>>5000700I say after we capture her we bend her over the knee and spank her like a kid in full public view.
Rolled 39 (1d100)>>5000700
>>5000702Fellow anons wait with your roll or we dun goofed.
Rolled 20 (1d100)>>5000700
Rolled 4 (1d100)>>5000700For the Flame Wheel.>>5000702Oof.
>>5000702>>5000705>>5000707>>5000710"Kay O-o, Dragon Tail!" You order in return as the crazy woman's Growlithe comes straight at you with the attack.Kay O-o comes in with a huge swing for the intercept, missing, but the woman's Growlithe goes right past you as well, before landing nimbly behind you.It might actually be to your advantage that you forgot to return your team.>Knock the woman down yourself.>Syurm, String Shot her!>Kay O-o, Dragon Tail again.>Blitz, Bite.>Volta, Spark.>Fluffy, Helping Hand.>Rusty, Rock Tomb.>Return everyone but one of your team.>Other
>>5000715>Fluffy, Helping Hand on Syurm>Syurm, String shot her>Blitz, Bite>Rusty, sand attack to cut off the fire
>>5000718Aron can't learn Sand Attack, oddly. So either way, Rusty doesn't know it.
>>5000715>Rusty Rock toomb>Syrum string shot her
>>5000715>Syurm, String Shot her!>Blitz, Bite the Growlithe
>>5000728To simplify things:Rusty:TackleHardenMetal ClawRock TombKay O-o:TackleLeerProtectDragon TailScary FaceHeadbuttBlitz:BiteHowlEmberLeerRoarFluffy:TackleGrowlTail WhipHelping HandCovetBiteVolta:TackleLeerThundershockBiteSparkSyurm:TackleString Shot
>>5000732Also>Bitz use RoarForcing her pokemon back into the ball if it's not knocked out.We will spank that black block booty.
>>5000728>>5000721>>5000737Rock tomb on fire so
Rolled 28 (1d100)>>5000718>>5000732>>5000734>>5000739>>5000745>Syurm, Stringshot the crazy lady.>Blitz, Bite the other Growlithe>Rusty, Rock Tomb the other GrowlitheThis is enough of a clusterfuck to get straight under the circumstances, I'm going to ask for a roll.
Rolled 19 (1d100)>>5000771
Rolled 14 (1d100)>>5000771
Rolled 97 (1d100)>>5000771Lets go
>>5000798Blessed roll. Save us all.
>>5000800Now for some public humiliation of black block members.Make sure to take her pokeballs then take of her mask and spank her publicly like her father never did until police arrives.
Rolled 14 (1d100)>>5000773>>5000792>>5000798You take a deep breath then breathe out:"Syurm, String Shot her." You order and the crazy lady is suddenly grappling with a mask of sticky silk, cutting off her order to her Growlithe.That's the immediate trouble taken care of."Blitz, Bite." You order and he grabs the other Growlithe by the scruff as it hesitates, earning a yelp and a flinch from it."Rusty, Rock Tomb." You order and the woman's Growlithe is pelted with what looks like a pile of gravel in response, which seems to have knocked it out cold.In the aftermath, you stride forward, pin the woman struggling with the mask in a half-nelson against the walls and grab her Growlithe's poke ball, retrieving her pokemon as the woman struggles and screams about assault as two more green-hooded hooligans rush at you, sending out an Oddish and a Snover.You can hear Sirens in the distance and the weirdos towards the back are starting to scatter.You can see Gareth out of the corner of your eye beating down several of them with his staff while his Druddigon, Mienfoo and Geodude variously incapacitate opposing pokemon or make sure that the people Gareth has already knocked down, stay down.You can't see what Fie is up to, but it sounds like she and some of the other trainers almost have the fire under control.>Roll to keep the woman pinned.>Syurm, tie her up.>Syurm, string shot those two.>Kay O-o, use (move)>Rusty, use (move)>Fluffy, use (move)>Blitz, use (move)>Volta, use (move)
>>5000816>>Syurm, string shot those two.>Fluffy, use Helping hand>Blitz, Kay O-o, pin her down
>>Roll to keep the woman pinned.To be clear, this isn't a choice. If you don't roll, she's going to get loose.
Rolled 46 (1d100)>>5000822
>>5000816>Syrum string shot those two>Fluffy helping hand to Syrum>Rusty sit down on the woman>Blitz Bite them>Volta hit them with Spark
Rolled 47 (1d100)>>5000816>>>Roll to keep the woman pinned.
Check out Rusty´s weight.60 Kg.That chick won´t be able to move unless she´s been hitting the gym like crazy.
Rolled 95 (1d100)>>5000816Rolling for the woman
>>5000829>>5000843>>5000876Okay, well she's not going anywhere.In the interest of keeping things moving from here though I'll use the first roll for as long as you're pinning her and ask for rolls for pokemon seperately.>>5000822>>5000842Update incoming.
>>5000822>>5000842The woman continues to scream and struggle, but you barely even register it. Has she been eating nothing but two-minute noodles her whole life or something?"Fluffy, Helping Hand on Syurm." You order. Immediately, Fluffy glows and Syurm glows in sympathy."Syurm, String Shot those two." You order, indicating the two men in question.It's chaos right now, but you're in the zone.You sweep the woman's leg and put her on her stomach."Rusty, c'mere and sit on her." You order as Syurm arcs two thick, sticky wads of silk into the two new challengers' faces from your shoulder, resulting in them swearing and trying to pull it off vainly instead of ordering their pokemon.Rusty comes bounding over and all but belly-flops onto the woman, knocking the breath out of her and effectively pinning her to the ground as he's sitting in the middle of her back where she can't reach and considering she couldn't budge you with far, far better leverage, she's out of this fight."Blitz, Bite Oddish. Volta, Spark!" You order as the two mens' pokemon hesitate.The pair are on the Oddish in a moment, Blitz Biting first and causing Oddish to Flinch, while Volta slams into it and discharges a burst of electricity, severely winding it while the other man's Snover watches on indecisively.You can see blue and red lights at the end of the street now and you can see Fie and her team running into the general melee to try and catch more of these green-hooded idiots as Gareth and his team hold up another group and prevent them from fleeing the scene through a combination of battling and Gareth knocking people down with his staff.>Syurm, tie them up.>Kay O-o, use (move)>Rusty, use (move)>Fluffy, use (move)>Blitz, use (move)>Volta, use (move)>Other
>>5000891>Syurm, tie them up.>Blitz ember on Snower (KO)>Volta bite on Oddish>Fluffy Covet and steal their pokeballs>Personally move in for the takedown by sweeping their legs
>>5000900Oh and KayO help us take down another.
Rolled 20, 69 = 89 (2d100)>>5000900>>5000906>>5000909"Blitz, Ember on that Snover!" You Order. "Volta, Bite Oddish. Fluffy, Covet. Get their poke balls." You say as you rush towards the two struggling men. "Kay O-o, go after him, Tackle!" You add, singling out another running man. "Syurm, when these two are down, tie them up!" With that, you're on the first man.>Roll three times.
>>5000900This but Kay O-o; cover us with protect
Rolled 75, 19, 90 = 184 (3d100)>>5000945
Rolled 31, 4, 95 = 130 (3d100)>>5000945
Rolled 54, 28, 64 = 146 (3d100)>>5000945
Rolled 81, 3, 55 = 139 (3d100)>>5000945
Rolled 65, 90 = 155 (2d100)>>5000980>>5000991>>5001084You drop the first guy as he's struggling with the string and Syurm sticks him to the ground with no issue.You step over him as the second guy wrenches the string off his face and sidestep a huge kick and try to repeat the same maneuver on him as well, only for him to push you off and stagger back as Kay O-o knocks his target prone for Syurm to helpfully web to the ground.Behind you, you hear a thud as the Snover drops to the ground as well while Volta scores another solid bite on the Oddish."Oddish, Poisonpowder!" Your opponent orders, before swinging a punch at you, which personally, you consider a mistake with the authorities almost on top of you when he could be trying to run instead, but nothing about these people has struck you as particularly intelligent.>Syurm, tie him up.>Kay O-o, use (move)>Rusty, use (move)>Fluffy, use (move)>Blitz, use (move)>Volta, use (move)>OtherAlso:>Drop the idiot you're fighting.>Just keep him busy and wait for the police.>Other
>>5001522>Syurm, tie him up.>Just keep him busy and wait for the police.
>>5001522>>Blitz, use (move)Ember on Oddish>>Kay O-o, use (move)Protect on us (let the idiot waste his fist)>Fluffy, use (move)Covet and take his remaining pokeballs>Volta, use (move)Use Thundershock on him>Syrum tie him Up while he´s reeling>
Rolled 56, 2 = 58 (2d100)>>5001906
Rolled 74, 90 = 164 (2d100)>>5001906Rolling.We better give them all the belt after this.
Still waiting on one more.
Rolled 5, 25 = 30 (2d100)>>5001906
>>5001915>>5001990>>5002060You see stars and stagger back before you can say anything.The hooligan is coming at you with another punch. Oddly, you're more stunned by the impact than anything, you turn aside the next punch, gain wrist control and put the man on his stomach before Syurm helpfully sticks him to the pavement as your cheek throbs dully.You've dealt with worse hits sparring. Really, it's more embarassing you got hit in the first place with how telegraphed that punch was. You also have to wonder what have these people been doing that they hit like play-fighting children?"Blitz, Ember that Oddish." You order as the police begin to corral the scene as you notice that Volta took the brunt of the Poison powder."Syurm, String Shot." You order, indicating the man that Kay O-o Tackled as he tries to get up and run off.You have to suppress a smile as Syurm sticks his legs together and he faceplants before he's effectively coccooned as he tries to free his legs. She's getting pretty good at this. Maybe there're some other moves you can try teaching her that are derived from String Shot.The next thing you know, there're police everywhere. You recall your team, barring Syurm and Rusty as firemen along with a group of Squirtle go into the bar to ensure the fire is out.One police woman comes up to you, eyeing the belt of poke balls in your hand and the two others Fluffy was helpfully carrying for you."Decided to be a hero tonight, huh?" The officer asks."Er... N-no, but these guys just showed up, started trouble at the door and set the bar on fire in the process and tried to force their way in." You explain.The officer nods as she jots this information down.She continues to question you over what exactly happened while nearby, you notice Fie and Gareth being likewise interviewed as another pair of officers peel the string-shotted hooligans off the pavement and throw them in a paddy wagon, before hoisting the woman Rusty has been sitting on up as sh continues to cry rape and assault.Eventually, you're allowed to leave, which you do.You never got your order, but then again, you hadn't paid yet either."Well, that was a bust." Fie says with a heavy sigh as you head back down the street. "Fast food take out?" She suggests. >Sure.>Let's just go cook something.>Let's find some other place.>Go to the pokemon centre. You can get food there and get your pokemon looked at.>Other.
>>5002097Do we have any Antidotes? We should go to the PokeCenter anyway.
>Sure.>Let's pay a visit to the PokeCenter right after, I want to get Volta checked
>>5002097>Sure> I want to check up on Volta first tho. She got hit with poison powder.Take note to always carry a medicine kit for our pokemon (Antidote, Burn heal and Feeze heal).
>>5002097>Go to the pokemon centre. You can get food there and get your pokemon looked at.
>>5002141>>5002188>>5002358"Let's go to the pokemon centre." You reply. "Volta got hit by Poisonpowder so I'd prefer to get her checked than leave that.""That sounds like a good idea." Gareth agrees. "My team got pretty beat up back there as well." He adds."Alright, poke centre it is." Fie says with a shrug.You're not the only ones in there when you arrive but you are the only ones who need your pokemon looked at. The nurse quotes you and Gareth fifteen minutes, then walks off, leaving you to go to the mess hall for some food.You pay and get a seat close to the TV.As you eat, you're distracted by a missing persons report."...Sophia Palm was last seen at her father's mansion three days ago. No one has claimed responsibility for her disappearance and no ransom demands have been made, leading authorities to fear the worst."You look up to see a picture of a shy-looking blonde girl around your own age emblazoned on the TV."If you have any information, please call this number." The broadcast continues, before cutting to a sports recap."If she's the daughter of the businessman, I'd say she bailed." Fie opines appropos of nothing as you all go back to your food. "Only so long you can put up with a toxic father figure." She added.You don't say anything, but you're inclined to agree.James Palm is one of the richest men in the region. A mining magnate and industrialist who, as of late, has been attracting a lot of criticism over some very shady undertakings he's been linked to. His wife left him in a spectacularly public break-up several years ago and hasn't been heard from since.>No comment.>Maybe she found something out.>Perhaps we ought to keep an eye out for her.>Other.
>>5002541>>Perhaps we ought to keep an eye out for her.
>>5002541>Perhaps we ought to keep an eye out for her.
>>5002541>Perhaps we ought to keep an eye out for her.If she has run away she'll need help just as much as if she really got stuck somewhere.
>>5002541Also off mark comment: "She's kinda hot tho. Might get in trouble with guys outside."
>>5002547>>5002576>>5002675>>5002702>>5002778"Perhaps we ought to keep an eye out." You suggest."Probably." Fie agrees. "I'd lay odds she'll try striking out as a trainer without registering." She predicts. "Which wouldn't end well for her. If we can help her out though, we should." She agrees."You don't like James Palm, do you?" Gareth guesses."More like I don't like his company. So, by extension you might say." Fie replies. "If what my dad turned into working for him is any reflection on him though, I can say quite honestly I hate his guts though." She adds flatly.There's a beat."...She's kind of hot." You say into the awkward silence, earning a punch in the arm from Fie as Gareth coughs at the observation."Calm down, casanova." Fie chides, though she sounds grateful for your changing the subject."I hope she's safe." Gareth says. "I've heard men in cities like this can be little better than beasts." He adds."All the more reason to keep an eye out for her." Fie says.You finish up and get your pokemon back before heading back to the hotel.As you walk, you find yourself looking around, peering into the lanes, half expecting to see the lost heiress down one of them, but there's no one there. At most, you see the occasional wild pokemon lurking.Once you're back in your room, you take turns showering before falling gratefully into bed next to Fie.>Go to sleep.>Talk with Fie.>Roughhouse.>Meditate before you fall asleep.>Other
>>5002812>Meditate before you fall asleep.I'm gonna Meditate Fie.Take care.Practice sensing aura with our eyes open and moving our hands about in dexterity exercises to practice coordinating it with multiple tasks.
>>5002812Talk with Fie>Care to come with me shopping?>Any ideas for training tommorow?>I'm quite happy with how my team behave and progress>I'm quite happy to be with you
>>5002875Should be a more bit input.If you want to talk to her pick up the topic of our dad being a runaway rich kid that got goaded into joining a gang as a child.
>>5002813>>5002875"What a day..." You say."Mmhm." Fie says from where she's curled up."D'you want to come shopping tomorrow?" You ask."That was the plan..." Fie agrees. "You need some proper stuff." She explains without turning to look at you."Mm." You settle in, then smile to yourself."Alright, whatever's on your mind, spit it out." Fie says."Just thinking about my dad." You reply. "He was a runaway rich kid as well." You explain."Huh. There a story there?" Fie asks sleepily."Kind of. Ran away from an arranged marriage with a woman whom he described as 'a psychotic bitch'." You explain. "He wound up joining a gang. Met mum. And apparently wound upgoing all around the world as a result." You add."That missing girl's got you thinking, hasn't it?" Fie deduces."Kind of." You admit."Well, you can rehearse your pick up lines if you want, but I'm beat." Fie says. "Wake me up for anything less than a fire before eight AM and you'll regret it." She promises.>Love you two.>Just go to sleep.>Give her a hug.>'Night.>Other
>>5002899>Love you too, good night.
>>5002901>>5002921"Love you too." You reply drily.You're rewarded by Fie squirming at that, but she doesn't reply.You turn over and shortly, you're asleep as well.The next morning, you wake up early. The sun's out, but a quick look at your watch reveals it's about 7.30 in the morning. And it's cold. If you move, there's a pretty good chance you're going to disturb Fie.>Get up carefully and go shower.>Get up and go shower, nevermind if a bit of cold gets in.>Lay in, wait for Fie to wake up.>Other
>>5002989>Get up carefully and go shower.Well, there isn't a fire going on currently
>>5002989>Lay in, wait for Fie to wake up.Wait minimum (Fie Waking up, 8 AM)
>>5002899>"Kind of. Ran away from an arranged marriage with a woman whom he described as 'a psychotic bitch'." You explain. "He wound up joining a gang. Met mum. And apparently wound upgoing all around the world as a result."Yep our dad is James and our mum is Jesse.>Get up carefully and go shower."early bird gets to stay the longest in the shower."
>>5002989>>Get up carefully and go shower.Crawl like a quiet meowth kitten.>>5003027Yup.Think Agent Looker had a hand in the rehab of those two.Meowth probably shacked up with a Galarian Meowth (since they both hate Persian).
>>5003006>>5003027>>5003108You carefully slip out from under the covers and slip into the ensuite to shower.You're usually fairly quick about it, but it's bitingly cold this morning, so you take your time and just bask in the heat. After the long road here, it feels good to just relax under the hot spray.>Roll.
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>>5003891>>5003896>>5003931There's a faint click as the door opens and quietly creaks open.You glance over and catch a glimpse of Fie peeking through the crack. Evidently, she hasn't noticed she's already caught, because the door opens wider and she slips in before stopping as she sees you looking."Don't flatter yourself." She chides. "I need to pee and you're taking forever. You do have a nice ass though." She adds.>Thanks.>You could've just knocked.>What the hell?>Do you understand the concept of 'boundaries'?>Other
>>5003937>Good morning to you too>Turn around, catch the towel, cover myself and get out.
>>5003937>Thanks, you too.Throw me a towel and I'll get out right away.
Let's take a minute to appreciate the tsundere dynamics of Fie.It's quite clear she's into Alex; Are we doing well ?Not a vote, i'm the anon from >>5003942IP-hoping
>>5003967Less of a tsundere and more of her and Alex going tit for tat drawing their personal borders ever closer.
>>5003967You're doing well. She wouldn't be so cavalier about sharing a bed or bathroom if she didn't like you.
>>5003942>>5003961>>5003942>>5003961"Thanks, you too." You reply. "Pass the towel and I'll leave you to it." You reply, turning the water off.She obliges and you start drying off with your back turned.Once you're done, you step out to find Fie with her nightshirt off and fiddling with her bra.>Act like nothing's wrong and go get dressed.>Uhhh...>Hurry out.>Other
>>5003978>>Uhhh...>Nice rack, I guess?
>>5003978>Hurry outPut on underpants and take our clothes with us.
>>5003978backing >>5003982 but keep walking out without missing a beat>inb4 she grabs us
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>>5003989>>5004017You look away and hurry out as she gets the clasp open, closing the door firmly behind you, blushing furiously.You pinch yourself to make sure you're not dreaming.Nope, she was actually just doing that. Holy shit.You dress, flabbergasted as you think of what just happened.You've known each other less than a week and yet she goes and does that...You don't consider yourself a prude or anything, but that seems just a little bit much, not to mention fast.The door clicks open behind you and Fie enters, wrapped in her own towel."So, that's your limit, huh?" She asks, hands on hips, one cocked at an eye-catching angle as her damp hair falls down her back, out of its usual neat ponytail for once.>We've known each other for less than a month. This is a bit much.>I've never had a girlfriend. I don't know what the fuck I'm doing.>And what's your limit then?>Umm...>Other
>>5004041>OtherWell unless you say something I really don't know how far to go in the first place so I try to do what won't get me choked half way to death by my mom's Arbok and Seviper.
>>5004043This.Adding>>And what's your limit then?
>>5004044+1 to all thisThe prospect of getting folded like an omelette if we overstep things kinda influences the back and forth.
>>5004043>>5004044+1, straight honesty is good for any relationship
>>5004041>>And what's your limit then?
>>5004043>>5004044>>5004064>>5004167>>5004350"Well unless you say something I really don't know how far to go in the first place so I try to do what won't get me choked half way to death by my mom's Arbok and Seviper." You reply, then you shake your head. "What's your limit then?" You ask, exasperated."I've been trying to figure that out." Fie admits sheepishly. "Normally, I'd insist you share with Gareth but..." She breaks off and fidgets. "Well, you're alright." She admits. "It's fun screwing with you." She adds. "And I'm okay with you rubbing my back." She notes. "I'm not about to go full nympho on you, but I guess I'm cool with making out if you are?"She catches your eye."That being said, mind giving me a second to change? Kind of feels weird doing this when you're dressed." She admits.>Sure. That makes sense. (Go out to the lounge.)>Let's just stick with kissing before we get too crazy.>What if I felt like screwing back?>Other
>>5004731>>Sure. That makes sense. (Go out to the lounge.)>>What if I felt like screwing back?
>>5004731>Start stripping so you have less clothes on.>"Hey, you said 'feels weird doing this when you're dressed', not me.">>5004756Think this writein is good or not?
>>5004731>Sure. That makes sense. (Go out to the lounge.)
>>5004731OP IS >>5004769 GOOD OR NOT
>>5004852It's good, just didn't win the vote.
>>5004756>>5004783"Sure. That makes sense." You reply, before you leave the room so Fie can change.Your team are all curled up asleep in the lounge room as you go to the kitchenette and start on making something for breakfast.Fie joins you shortly after, dressed this time and helps you get things ready."We'll continue that conversation later." She says as you start waking your team up to feed them while Fie goes to wake Gareth ahead of your shopping trip.>Eat quickly and leave.>Take your time. Wait for it to warm up a bit.>Other
>>5004859>Eat quickly and leave.More time to shop or train.
>>5004859>Take your time. Wait for it to warm up a bit.>>OtherPet out pokemon make sure everyone is OK
>>5004859>Take your time. Wait for it to warm up a bit.Sounds like we got a bit of time to burn anyways
>>5004859>Take your time. Wait for it to warm up a bit.No rush this morning, shopping shouldn't take that long.>Let Fie live rent free in my head for the rest of the day
Right any plans for training today?I'm thinking of letting Syrum, Volta and Blitz learn bite moves of their respective types.They won't need much supervision so we can train with Kayo and Fluffy separately ( thinking of Fluffy learning protect from KayO since it's a normal type move)
>>5004921>>5004933>>5004975You take your time and focus on just having a nice breakfast while the fog dissipates and it warms up.Gareth joins you about half an hour later while you're spending time with your team.You're about to head out when there's a knock at the door.Fie opens it and standing on the other side is a severe looking woman in a long coat she's got red hair fading to golden blonde in places and she's wearing a cravat high on her throat."Apologies for the disturbance." The woman says, pulling out a badge that identifies her as a member of the International Police. "Detective Acadi Winters, Castelia City PD, seconded to the International Police. I'd like to talk with you all regarding what happened last night.""Sure." Fie says stepping aside to allow the woman in."Thank you. This won't take long." She says, taking a seat on the couch.You sit down, wondering what this officer wants to know."Alright, I've been asked to come down and let you know you'll be receiving a small bounty for the perps you apprehended." Officer Winters says. "They're members of a grass-roots criminal activist group calling themselves 'Team Green'. They've been causing trouble in the major cities lately with similar arson attacks and riots." She explains."What could they possibly hope to accomplish with those antics?" Gareth asks with a frown."Nothing, though their stated objective is to have the Pokemon League disbanded and make it illegal to catch pokemon." Winters replies.>So, like a shittier version of that Team Plasma or whatever they were called?>Okay, but why are you here telling us this?>Is there anything we can do to help?>Other
>>5005001>So, like a shittier version of that Team Plasma or whatever they were called?Uncle Looker will want to learn about this.
>>5005001>So, like a shittier version of that Team Plasma or whatever they were called?>Is there anything we can do to help?>Let Fie live rent free in my head
>>5005006>>5005013"So, like a shittier version of that Team Plasma or whatever they were called?" You ask.Winters smirks."You could say that." She agrees. "It's part of the reason why I was sent here." She adds. "I can't comment on an ongoing investigation, but if you should happen across any information, we would appreciate it if you called." She said, handing you a card."We'll do that." You assure."What was this about a bounty?" Gareth asks."We're depositing a small stipend to your accounts for stopping the suspects you did last night and mitigating the damage." Winters explains. "The proprieter also wanted to extend his thanks for keeping his business from being trashed and burned." She adds, before straightening. "On that note, don't take this as an invitation to try your hand at bounty hunting." She warns. "We do have a solid case against these thugs. We do not want or need a group of trainers with delusions of grandeur playing hero and getting these criminals off scot free because of contaminated evidence or technicalities.""We're not looking for trouble." You reply.Winters throws her head back and laughs, revealing a thin red birthmark on her neck, like a knife wound under her cravat."You're trainers." Winters says, wiping her eyes. "And in my experience, trainers have a tendency to get into all sorts of trouble without meaning to." She adds. "So. If you find anything, please. Call the police.">We understand.>Okay, you don't have to be so pushy.>Other
>>5005101>OtherOf course.My godfather Looker is also a member of the international police and a commisair at that so I know not to cause trouble for the investigators.If you have anything else you need please mention it.
>>5005101>>We understand.>We won't cause any problem, thanks for the bounty and the clarifications. We won't take more of your time once we got your contact information in case anything happens.
>>5005104>>5005155"We understand you assure. My godfather, Looker-" You begin."Huh, you know the commissioner?" Winters asks, then frowns. "Huh, so you do. I guess you would know to stay out of trouble." She concedes."Wait." Gareth says. "Are you a psychic?" He asks, sitting straighter."I am at that." Winters says. "And a registered member of the Psychic's Guild, if that's what you're worried about." She adds, holding up a forestalling hand. "And I suppose on that front, I should probably mention something else." She says, leaning in."What?" Fie asks."If you happen to find young Sophia Palm wandering around out in the world, don't tell anyone." She says. "Just keep her safe." She says.You frown."Why not?" You ask."I'm not at liberty to say." Winters admits. "But, considering you seem to be a very morally upright young man, I'll say this: Her circumstances, as near as we've been able to tell, are not too dissimilar to another case in the Alola region some years back." She says. "I can't really say more." She adds, then pauses. "This part of the conversation never happened." "Of course." You reply.Winters smiles, then stands up."Thank you for your time and cooperation." She says. "Have a good day and a safe journey." She adds, before she leaves and the door closes behind her.You share a look with Fie and Gareth."That sounds a lot like something the Aura Guardians would want to know about." Gareth says."It sounds like a headache the Gym leaders are going to have to deal with eventually." Fie agrees with a sigh.>It sounds dangerous.>It sounds like fun.>It sounds like this trip is going to be an eventful one.>Other
>>5005205>It sounds like this trip is going to be an eventful one.>Still thinking about Fie and 45 minutes ago
>>5005205>Sounds like the journey will be eventful and will be able to earn pocket money if some of those green nutjobs (pokemon PETA) start to mess with me.Hey OP on another note I'll be doing a Team Rocket (the trio) redemption quest to tie into the story as a prequel.
>>5005238More like the exceptionally stupid variety of vegan. Not that there's a difference.
>>5005238Oh, neat. Drop a link and I'll check it out.And feel free to use your name here when you do.
>>5005240So black block, Peta and vegans rolled up into one...Anon these sound like the most horrible villains the pokemon world has ever seen.Anyway I think I'll start my own quest in about 4 hours once I wound down from work. Keep it up OP, you're great.
>>5005244Cheers. Probably drop in about eight hours after that then, since it'll be like, 2.30 AM here by then.
>>5005244Drop the link, I will look at it.
>>5005216>>5005238"Sounds like this trip is going to be an eventful one." You predict."Yeah, the Gym challenge, my pilgrimage, this business with these thugs..." Gareth says, checking each item off on his fingers."Spending unsupervised time with girls..." Fie adds innocently.You and Gareth both blush and fidget.This morning's conversation has been in the back of your mind for the past forty-five minutes, but apparently, Fie has decided today's entertainment is going to be fucking with you.(Part 1)
>>5005255>apparently, Fie has decided today's entertainment is going to be fucking with youWHEN IS THAT GONNA BE LITERAL, FIEFUCKING WHEN, DAMNIT
>>5005296Well today in the end of the day, it's announced as the entertainment, duh
>>5005255"A-anyway, we ought to go do that shopping..."You say, hastily getting up and recalling your team.Gareth and Fie follow suit and you head out to get started on that, Fie leading the way."So, where to first?" Fie asks.>An outdoor store. Most of your shopping list ought to be there.>A TM store. Secret Power is probably going to eat the bulk of your budget.>A pokemon specialty store. You don't need much there, but might as well get something quality.>Turn about is fair play. An adult toy store.>OtherFor everyone's convenience, the shopping list:Fishing rod.Travelling clothes.A flashlight.A headlamp and caving gear.A grooming kit.Pokemon toys.
>>5005306>>An outdoor store. Most of your shopping list ought to be there.Then>A TM store. Secret Power might at this point be out of our budget, thoughThen>A pokemon specialty store. We'll adapt quality with remaining funds
What about food?
>>5005308You've still got some, but the assumption is you'll be using your gym winnings to pay for necessary supplies.
>>5005306>Outdoor store.Mainly priprotize durable traveling clothes including a Woloo fleece jacket (since it´s slash/piercing proof tho not so resilient against fire).Then Rod and Caving Gear.Of the rest of the list only the Grooming kit takes priority.If we can´t spare the money for toys lets get at least some good rope so we can play strength based games with our pokemon.After that TM store.Secret power is a must but if we find some rarer useful stuff instead we should go for it.Also 3 of each Antidote, Burn Heal and Freeze Heal.
>>5005306>An outdoor store. Most of your shopping list ought to be there.
>>5005307>>5005312>>5005324"An outdoors store, since most of what I need and want is there, plus it's the best place to start looking for a camp shower." You say after getting your priorities sorted."Sounds like a plan and I know just the place..." Fie agrees, before you head out.To your surprise, you wind up taking a bus across town, passing several places along the way before you come out in a busy commercial district, before Fie leads you to a small shop fron that's crammed full of equipment and knick-knacks for camping, most of which you dismiss as novelty items or things you have already, along with tourist junk.Inside however, past the foyer is more what you expect, with tents, clothes, cooking essentials and other outdooring equipment.You're quickly intercepted by a clerk who, once he realises you know pretty much exactly what you want and what you're talking about, stops trying to sell you cheap rookie stuff and eagerly starts talking specifics and more expensive, but better quality items.You quickly manage to replace your wardrobe with hard-wearing travelling clothes and get a good, water-proofed, wooloo-fleece jacket, the fishing rod and the flashlight and headlamp.The camp shower is another easy find. You all put in for that straight away before you and Gareth ask about caving equipment.This, surprisingly, is also something this shop stocks, much to your surprise. Fie looks particularly self-satisfied at your shock.You had been expecting to spend a lot of time hunting for a specialty store, but you pick up a pair of hard hats and overalls without any trouble.Once you've paid, you wince at the bill, as it's wiped out fully half of your budget, but you should be able to get the other things on your list without too much trouble. Especially since Fie seems to know where to look.>Roll.
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>>5005404>>5005408>>5005415You go to leave and no sooner have you made it to the door than a pale-faced girl in a jumper with the hood up bumps into you."I'm sorry!" She squeaks, shrinking back."It's okay." You assure, even as you recognise her with a start as the missing Palm heiress.[i]Quite literally bumped into her on the street. What are the odds?[/i] You wonder drily."Um... I'm afraid I only have the one pokemon and no trainer card battle..." She says awkwardly, appropos of nothing."Don't sweat it." Fie says cheerfully. "You lookin' to start out?" She asks. "I'll spot you." She offersThe girl nods shyly."You don't have to." She says hurriedly. "I have money." She adds.>You want some help getting everything together?>If you're a trainer, or just looking to travel, how about you come with us?>Introduce yourself.>Other
>>5005425>>If you're a trainer, or just looking to travel, how about you come with us?>We can start by helping you getting everything together if you want
>>5005425I'll back >>5005429
>>5005425>You want some help getting everything together?Probably best we play dumb about who she is, lest we spook her
>>5005425>You want some help getting everything together?Feign ignorance first, asking her to join right off the bat may seem suspicious.
>>5005425>Miss if you are looking to evade people you should consider a change of clothes>Also miss Fie here behind me is a Gym leader and can help you register while avoiding drawing attention>If you don´t need our help we´ll pretend we never saw you.
>>5005425We forgot to introduce ourselves. Let's do that too.
>>5005425>You want some help getting everything together?
>>5005425funny that she's going off of the myth of 'if your eyes meet then it's a trainer battle>>Introduce yourself. >>If you're a trainer, or just looking to travel, how about you come with us?>We can start by helping you getting everything together if you want>>5005482ah yes, exactly how to sound like a very suspicious person lol
>>5005429>>5005433>>5005511>>5005438>>5005469>>5005502"Do you want some help getting everything you need?" You ask.She looks at you for a long moment, before nodding."Sure." She says. "I'm Holly." She adds."I'm Alex you add. "This is Gareth and Fie."Holly nods."I know. I mean, I've seen some of your matches before." She says to Fie. "You're really good.""Aw, thanks." Fie says. "C'mon, let's go get you sorted." She suggests.(Part 1)
>>5006006>Keep Fie living rent-free in your head
>>5006006Holly nods and follows you back in.Fie does most of the work this time, but after Holly notes she has got some money to use, you chime in with your own advice on what to get.It's getting towards lunch by the time you're done though.>Find a TM store.>Find a Pokemon Specialty store.>Go back to the hotel and start training. The other stuff can wait until tomorrow.>Other
>>5006227>>Find a TM store.It should be quick, either we have the money or we don't.
>>5006227>Find a TM store.
>>5006238>>5006249"Where d'you want to go next, Alex?" Fie asks as you leave the shop, Holly looking more comfortable in her new clothes, though struggling a little under the weight of her pack."If you know any good TM stores, that's the next big thing. Either way, it'll be a quick stop." You reply."Yeah, I know a decent place." Fie confirms, before addressing Holly."You got any plans?" She asks."Umm... no..." She admits. "Can I come with you guys?" She asks."No objections here." Fie replies."None here." Gareth says.>Sure, happy to have you along.>No, sorry.>Don't you have anyone to travel with?>Other
>>5006269>>Sure, happy to have you along.>Once we are done with shopping, let us introduce you our teams
>>5006269>Sure, happy to have you along
>>5006269I'll back >>5006270
>>5006270>>5006280>>5006285"The more the merrier, really." You agree as you follow Fie down the street. "We'll have to introduce you to our teams when we get back to the hotel." You add."I'd like that." Holly agrees.It's a fair walk to the shop that Fie has in minds, which gives you entirely too much time to dwell on this morning. And now with Holly coming with you, you have to wonder whether you're actually going to continue that conversation or not.>Roll.
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>>5006317>>5006327>>5006346When you reach the TM store, you walk past a man grinning ear to ear.Inside, nothing really looks to be amiss, until you notice a notice about a door prize for the day on the counter, which you suppose the guy you just passed just won.Looking around, there're racks of TMs organised by type.A part of you dies at this realisation, but after briefly questioning the propieter, you find the TM and find yourself wincing at the cost.It's not [i]too[/] bad in the grand scheme of things, but you're absolutely going to be broke after this little shopping trip.>Get the Secret Power TM.>Save your money for pokemon toys and a grooming kit.
>>5006355>Get the Secret Power TM.Getting that helps us win more battles which gets us more money for toys and such.
>>5006355>>Get the Secret Power TM.Camping site making, here we come
>>5006308> And now with Holly coming with you, you have to wonder whether you're actually going to continue that conversation or not.Well, I'm not really sure a new travelling companion will change my mind much. Jean would had more an impact than that; and this anon is still adamant on Fie
>>5006375I think it's more that the girls will room together so we won't have as much alone time with Fie.
>>5006380Let me introduce you to the secret strategy :"Hey Fie; let's take a bit of alone time together"
>>5006358>>5006361You hesitate and mull it over, before going to buy the TM.Ultimately, it's an investment. And a worthwhile one, even if it is going to leave you short of money for the time being.This goal accomplished, you have a small amount of money left over.You might be able to afford a few poke toys, but you're probably not going to get a grooming kit worth your time.>Head back and get a start on training. You're already behind schedule as is.>Find a pokemon specialist store.>Get lunch before anything else.>Other
>>5006399>Head back and get a start on training. You're already behind schedule as is.No time to waste.Try and focus on biting moves (bug bite, thunder/fire fang).As for Fluffy have him learn protect from KayO.
>>5006399>Head back and get a start on training. You're already behind schedule as is.
>>5006409Supporting.Adding mud slap to Rusty for utility purposes
>>5006450Adding learning Hidden Power to Syurm.Are TM Unique-used?
>>5006475Nope, you can use them as many times as you want.That is one quality of life change from the later games I appreciate the hell out of and it's staying. All single-use does is make you horde them for 'when you need them'. Which means, you never use them unless you can double-up.
>>5006409>>5006410>>5006450"Let's head back." You say as you leave the shop."That's probably a good idea." Fie agrees. "I'm still beat and I'm going to have to help Holly register as a trainer." She says. "And you've got training to do if you want to beat Ethan." She adds.The trip back to the hotel is uneventful and after a quick snack, you go out to the pokemon center down the block and set up in a corner of the arena to train. And not general training like you've been doing. Now, you're going to be doing some specific training.You've got some ideas in mind, but you're not going to have the time to do everything you want to do in one afternoon.You've got about four hours before sundown and you can maybe afford to spend a few hours in the morning doing a bit of extra training in the morning before you go and challenge Ethan.>Train Blitz>Train Syurm>Train Rusty>Train Volta>Train Fluffy>Train Kay O-o>Go swap someone for Sage. You haven't spent any time with her since you caugh her.
>>5006491>Train RustySee if he can learn some more Rock moves since we are fighting a bug gym.Stealth rock would be ideal.Then Train Syrum have her learn Bug Bite so she has an offensive stab move at least.Then have Fluffy learn Protect.
>>5006491>Train RustyI'd like to swap Sage for Blitz, but that can wait until after the gym.
>>5006516Supporting the blitz for sage swap and the rusty training
>>5006491I just got here. Can I get a quick recap? And what Pokemon are those so I can vote on who to train.
>>5006696We are Alex, son of Jesse and James went good, a 17yo debutting trainer in Poke-Stralia. Capoeira enthusiast.We are training for our First badge vs Ethan, Bug gym leader.Our team is made of : Fluffy the Eevee, our starter we want to evolve into Umbreon.Volta the shinxSyurm the Sewaddle (MVP, tons of utility)Kay O-o, highest level of our team, jangmo-o level 20 or soRusty the AronBlitz the GrowlithSage the Fennekin.Our story so far : >we left the starting town> got an asshole rival named Mike. >On the first road, we met Fie, the Fire gym champion, that we helped >she was skinny dipping, >got her cloth stolen by some rat. >This is also where we caught Syurm and Volta>Back to town, Mike tried to challenge us with an overleveled Kangashtan. Fie totalled him.>On the road again, we went spelunking in a cave with an aura Guardian named Garrett, that travel with us. >Thanks to him we caught the over-level Kay O-o and start learning how to use our Aura.>We advanced a bit more, fought a few time.>We got mauled by a Rufflet which might or might not stalk us now>We set up a tent for abritting wild pokemons from a tempest. This is where we got Rusty, Sage and Blitz>On a RoadHouse, we met some friends of Fie : Martha, Kathryn, Jean, and Judy. They gift us a fossil and an egg. More on that up this thread>Finally arrived to 2nd town. >We scrubbed vegans from team whatever yesterday night.> The sexual tension between us and Fie is at 10 on a 10 scale>We just met "Holly", real name Sophia Palm, local rich heiress which run away from home.>She obviously have no clue we know her true identity. By global consensus, we adopted her as a party member while trying to be the nicest possible Hope you're up to date, try to read the main posts of this thread, will provide enough roleplay information I think
>>5006714Got it. Thanks.>>5006491>Train Volta
>>5006504>>5006516You decide to train Rusty first.And at some point today, you're going to have to spend some time with Sage and actually get to know her.But first, Rusty.Looking at the moves he can learn, there're a few options that stand out to you:>Teach Rusty Stealth Rock>Teach Rusty Mud Slap>Teach Rusty Roar
>>5007053>Teach Rusty Mud SlapFor utility like taking fire out and delicious cheesy strategy
>>5007053>Teach Rusty Mud Slap
>>5007165>>5007175The first order of business, you decide, is to teach Rusty Mud Slap.So, after finding a good training regime, you find an old chip packet and stick it to the wall as a target and get to work on trying to teach Rusty the move, showing him the demonstration you found, before stepping back to see if he can get it.>Roll.
Rolled 74 (1d100)>>5007195
Rolled 75 (1d100)>>5007195GoIf we crit does he learn a superior move like mudshot?
Rolled 26 (1d100)>>5007195I also agree with >>5007200 's proposal
>>5007200Yeah, that makes sense.
>>5007198>>5007200>>5007218It takes Rusty a few tries to start making any progress, but over the course of an hour, he starts making progress and getting the hang of it, inadvertantly painting the wall you're using as a backstop black in the process, but by the time you're done, you're confident he's got Mud Slap down to the point he can use the move in battle no problem.>Train Blitz>Train Syurm>Keep training Rusty>Train Volta>Train Fluffy>Train Kay O-o>Go swap someone for Sage. You haven't spent any time with her since you caugh her.
>>5007234>>Train BlitzFire fang
>>5007234>>Go swap someone for Sage. You haven't spent any time with her since you caugh her.Blitz for Sage
>>5007246I honestly think we need to train our team some more before we start swapping.
>>5007246>>5007268Changing my vote so :>Train Volta, Fluffy, BlitzFire fang
>>5007236>>5007278You return Rusty, then, after a moment's thought, you decide to train Blitz next.And, because of how well teaching Fluffy and Volta in tandem went, you release Votla as well, since the information you find suggests that they can both learn Fire Fang on their own with enough practice.There's actually a scarred-up wooden post leaned up against the wall, apparently meant for use as a target for this sort of thing, which you happily appropriate.After a couple of minutes using Bites to get the pair warmed up, you crouch down in front of a very happy looking Blitz.Apparently, he's enjoying this game and competing with Volta."Okay, I want you to keep using bite, but try using Ember at the same time." You say.You receive a happy bark and Blitz happily complies, blowing fire early or late and biting at the post as you shift your attention to Volta."And what I want you to do, is try to copy him." You say.Volta nods, before squaring up and attacking the post in turn with Blitz, watching how he does it. She's not having as much luck, mostly managing the occasional zap of electricity out of sequence with her bite, which you try and correct and help with as you can.>Roll.
Rolled 10 (1d100)>>5007303
*Roll twice.Once for each of them.
Rolled 38, 39 = 77 (2d100)>>5007303Big money!
Rolled 7 (1d100)>>5007306Second roll
>>5007306>>5007311Why am I even trying to roll
Rolled 58, 84 = 142 (2d100)>>5007303Willy wolly wiggerRoll up a smelly ni-Anyway if they crit let them get crunch or the other elemental fang as a bonus.
>>5007316I'd prefer a crit to teach it to fluffy
>>5007316That's reasonable, insofar as movesets are concerned.
>>5007330Look if an evee gets to learn elemental fang moves it should be via help of our aura since they don't learn them normally.A leafeon with access to fire fang would be pretty awesome tho.
>>5007343We're going Umbreon road, but a fang of each type of the potential evolution could be amazing.Water Fang, AKA fishious rend
Rolled 97, 37 = 134 (2d100)>>5007303
>>5007355Poison Fang would actually fit really well with Umbreon due to pokedex entries including a lot of poison references.Would make sense too since it is THE EVIL moonlight Pokemon.
Rolled 18, 92 = 110 (2d100)>>5007303Rolling gets
>>5007308>>5007316>>5007359The next hour is nothing but hard work.Blitz makes steady progress. He has some initial problems with his timing but he gradually gets the hang of it and towards the end of it, he's got Fire Fang down. Moreover, he's gotten it down to the point you're pretty sure his bite force might be edging towards Crunch.Either way, you've got no concerns about his ability to use Fire Fang by the end of the allotted hour.Volta though...Fire Fang was a bit of an ask.She's got the general gist of it but she's struggled with this. By the time the hour's up, she can semi-reliably land the move, but much like with Bite, you're pretty sure she's going to need some more practice before she's really got it down pat.>Train Syurm>Train Rusty some more>Train Volta until she's got Fire Fang down>Train Fluffy>Train Kay O-o>Go swap someone for Sage. You haven't spent any time with her since you caugh her.
Rolled 73, 37 = 110 (2d100)>>5007395>>Train Volta and Blitz Thunder FangTry to change our approach.Maybe she will learn better by analogy.Also rolling the 2d100 up front.
Rolled 22, 56 = 78 (2d100)>>5007406+1
Rolled 1, 73 = 74 (2d100)>>5007406Support
>>5007425>nat 1Ouch.Guess she´s angry at failing while Growlith succeeds again.
Rolled 22, 56 = 78 (2d100)>>5007406Jesus Christ you guys are in a pinch. Don't worry, I'm here to save Volta with my superior rolling.
>>5007406>>5007424>>5007425Well, with how well that went, you might as well keep going.Blitz seems to be onto something and Volta maybe Volta will have more luck with something that comes more naturally to her."Alright, you both seem to be in the groove, so let's keep going." You say after a short break. "Blitz, keep practicing your biting." You say, earning a happy bark. "Now, don't worry about fire this time, just focus on biting that log as hard as you can."Blitz gives you another bark before starting on doing just that."Now Volta..." You say. "Same deal, but instead of fire, try and use Spark while you Bite." You instruct.Volte, who's looking at least a little miffed by her lack of success in comparison to Blitz, perks up at this and joins Blitz in her practice.Things go pretty well this time. They're both warmed up and they're both motivated and sure enough, Blitz is making progress towards Crunch while Volta makes great strides on Thunder Fang. The fact it comes naturally to her definitely helps.It's towards the end of things when things go amiss though:Volta and Blitz both come in at the same time to bite the target, but Blitz misjudges his spacing and instead of biting the target, he lands a very solid bite on Volta instead, earning a yowl from her from the surprise and pain, before she responds with a thundershock.Blitz yelps and releases her, but they both look about ready to fight just then and Volta definitely got the worse of that exchange.>Calm them both down.>Return them both and get them healed so you can sort this out later.>Other
>>5007472>Calm them both down.Accidents happen, we're a team, yadda yadda
>>5007472>>Calm them both down.Volta, Blitz stop it.Blitz apologize to Volta and lick her wound, you shouldn´t have Bitten her alright?Volta you to don´t attack any more Blitz didn´t mean to hurt you, he was just a little careless.Then return them to their respective poke-balls for a heal up later.
>>5007472>Calm them both down
>>5007482"Hey, hey, hey, calm down. That was an accident." You say, getting between them and talking softly to diffuse the situation before it gets any worse. "Volta, Blitz didn't mean to bite you. Blitz, Volta got startled, that's all." You assure and they both soften their stances slightly and come to sit in front of you."See? We're all friends here and no harm done." You assure, ruffling their ears.They both give each other long looks before nodding.You pet them once more, then return them for the time being.The end result of this round of practice though, is that Volta has indeed learned Thunder Fang while Blitz has made great strides towards learning Crunch. He's not quite there yet, but he's getting there.You've still got an hour before the sun sets, by your reckoning, which is enough time for one more training session.>Train Syurm>Train Rusty some more>Train Fluffy>Train Kay O-o>Go swap someone for Sage. You haven't spent any time with her since you caugh her.
>>5007498>>Train Syurm>>Train Rusty some more>>Train FluffyHave them all learn Protect from Kay O-o
>>5007498>Train FluffyAfter all, Fluffy needa to get used to the night as a soon-to-be Umbreon
>>5007503Supporting.Also, Using the TM on Syurm
>>5007513The TM should wait.Secret Power is learnable by nearly every pokemon.Also while Fluffy is still a Normal type he should have an advantage in learning Normal type moves (Protect, Secret Power, Round, Hyper voice, Heal Bell, Wish)
Okay, so: It's nearly 2 AM where I am and while I'm digging having people here and switched on, I am crashing like a hoon who doesn't realise there's a sharp bend up ahead* so I'll see you all in about eight hours or so.*This actually happened just up the road from me. Idiot was doing it at midnight and went flying off a rise and Dukes of Hazard'd an electrician's shed. No one was hurt, but the electrician was Not Happy.
>>5007520Good Night, QM.By the way, for all anons present, I'm weighting running my own thread too, would you be interested? Still a lot to set up as I'm creating my own custom region and plot line
>>5007520See ya tomorrow OP.I´ll start my quest at 15:00 Central Europe time tomorrow so drop by when it suits you.
>>5007522Drop a few plot points and regional uniqueness.Regional forms? (type and color pallet swaps? now i also realized why everyone in pallet town is called after a color Mega-Slowbro moment)
>>5007525It will be past on the south of France. Like Galar represent only the northern half.A few fakemons and regionals form from some of my favorite fangames.Plot point is based on several legendary pokemon cults (Giratina, Deoxys Reshiram/Zekrom/Kyurem, and other to be defined), morally and ethically discutable situations you'll have to chose side or remains out of it.World might be a lil tad darker than this but not in the "your bug type was eaten by your opponent lol" but like meat will come from pokemons, Pokeballs will be very limited in amount but capture will autowin on a defeated pokemon
>>5007548>"your bug type was eaten by your opponent lol" but like meat will come from pokemons,>Pokeballs will be very limited in amount but capture will autowin on a defeated pokemonI take the approach that wild Pokemon will hunt other wild Pokemon that are a potential food source (within reason) and trainer battles have a safety mechanism with pokeballs to preserve Pokemon from severe injuries.As for raised meat... There´s several cattle Pokemon and Spoink bacon sounds delicious.
>>5007522Sure, I was also thinking of running my own quest but I feek a bit stuck. It'e either gonna be a lighthearted fantasy adventure or a Pokemon Mystery Dungeon quest
>>5007550Definitely that.Lots of technological focus linked to the ethic choices.Emboar Bacon is high-grade delicacy, much more difficult to get, with a delicious smoked taste
>>5007522Go for it. It's a lot of work setting everything up and plotting things out but it is a lot of fun.Don't try and write out your entire plot in one go though. It will change. People have a tendency to think of things you just won't predict.
>>5007548>>5007550>>5007567In the case of that fridge logic bit:I'm going with the old interpretation that normal animals do exist and tend to be the go-to choice for food. This goes doubly for fish.That's not to say pokemon don't eat one another in the wild or that pokemon aren't eaten by people, but it tends to happen less often or in the context of survival.This also means that shepherds and drovers tend to be badasses.
anyone else feel like this would be more like colosseum than main games
>>5007503>>5007513>>5007528You think for a minute on who to train next before you have an Idea.You release Kay O-o, then let out Syurm, Rusty and Fluffy."Alright, you three, watch Kay O-o closely." You say, then address the little dragon. "Kay O-o use protect." You order.Obligingly, he shimmers momentarily, before the shimmer dissipates."Alright, you three are going to be practicing that. Kay O-o, you're going to demonstrate." You say.>Roll
Rolled 98 (1d100)>>5007985Assuming just the one here
>>5007995Three, but in this case, just do two. I'm not robbing you out of a crit.
Rolled 38, 100 = 138 (2d100)>>5007995
>>5008011What better time for a nat 100 than when you're randomly learning moves?
Rolled 16, 95 = 111 (2d100)>>5007985Rolling
>>5008189One more.And for the third roll, 3D100. You're teaching three pokemon after all.
Rolled 54 (1d100)>>5008189
Rolled 66, 1, 52 = 119 (3d100)
>>5008263>So much crit fails in so few time. I swear between this thread and the Rocket one it should be my 5th in 2 days
>>5008276Hey at least the fail in the rocket quest led to a hilarious chase scene.
>>5007995>>5008009>>5008189>>5008226>>5008263This training turns out to be deceptively easy.It doesn't take particularly long before Fluffy, Syurm and Rusty are all manifesting Protect barriers.That is, of course, only half the move though. Whether they can stand up to a hit is another question, so for the second part of the lesson, you get Kay O-o to test their defenses, Tackling the three in turn to mke sure none of their barriers shatter under stress.This works out pretty well, until Syurm's barrier fails and Kay O-o plows into her, sending her skidding into the wall and fetching her up in much the same state as Volta is in.Fortunately, Syurm is a little more understanding than Volta was and doesn't seem to be holding a grudge, even though she's hurt and Kay O-o, for his part, is very contrite, bounding over to Syurm to make sure she is alright.>...That's enough training for one day. Time to stop before someone gets hurt.>See if you can't get one more training session in.>Other
>>5008296>>See if you can't get one more training session in.One-on-one play with fluffy to raise friendship.We have to grind toward Umbreon, it's starting to be night
>>5008296>...That's enough training for one day. Time to stop before someone gets hurt.
>>5008296>See if you can't get one more training session inSince Syrum is out let's start by teaching Fluffy secret power instead
>>5008302>>5008318It's getting dark and you should start heading back to the hotel soon.You take Blitz, Volta and Syurm in to get healed by the nurse before going back out to let Fluffy out, just to spend some time with him.You've only really got the practice target to do anything with, but you make do, running around it playing a makeshift game of tag and rough housing a bit, getting knocked down by a playful tackle before you both settle down and just watch the stars start to come out as it starts to get dark.You check your watch and realise it's starting to get onto about six thirty. After getting your pokemon back from the nurse, you start back to the hotel.>Roll.
Rolled 37 (1d100)>>5008369
Rolled 16 (1d100)>>5008369Team Green for more money
Rolled 52 (1d100)>>5008369
>>5008373>>5008374>>5008382You're almost back to the hotel when out of an alley, four Team Green thugs charge out and encircle you."Alright, hand over your pokemon and we won't fuck you up." One says as street lights flicker on.In the relative calm, it's pretty obvious you've got about ten kilos on all of them and a few inches of height.They all release pokemon. To your left is a Poochyena and an Oddish, while to your right are a Zubat and a Houndour>Get out of my way and go home.>You realise this isn't going to end well for you, right?>Don't reply, just release your team and kick their asses.>Shout for help. Fie and Gareth should hear you.>Other
>>5008386>>Don't reply, just release your team and kick their asses.>Blitz, Fire fang on Oddish>Aron, Rock tomb on Zubat>Volta, Thunder fang on Zubat>Kay O-o, Dragon tail on Houndour>Fluffy, Tackle on Poochyena>Syurm, Protect as a support to anyone who need
>>5008386>Volta thundershock on Zubat.>Blitz Bite and Crunch on Houndour (flashfire is so useful).>Aron Headbutt on oddish.>Kayo Dragontail poochiyena into them. >Syrum use string shot and block their path to retreat >Fluffy covet on the belt with the most pokeballs >personality feint a punch and then kick the closest one in the nuts
Rolled 22, 26, 23, 2 = 73 (4d100)>>5008388>>5008403Okay, roll. 8D100One to get all of that out without mangling it.Six for your team.One for yourself.
Rolled 30, 40, 30, 62, 41, 51, 20, 55 = 329 (8d100)>>5008406Go
Rolled 16, 2, 55, 94, 82, 61, 19, 30 = 359 (8d100)>>5008406Get ready for a *8 botch
Wait for a third roll to save us.
Rolled 30, 11, 52, 72, 90, 76, 85, 12 = 428 (8d100)>>5008406here>>5008415or damn us
>>5008421Well we have 2-4 great rolls at least.
>>5008427thats 30, 40, 55, 94, 90, 76, 85, 55 if I counted right
>>5008410>>5008412>>5008421>>5008433This is a surprise, but you release your team in response. Everyone. If these cowards are going to jump you, you're not playing fair."Volta, Thunder Fang Zubat!" You order and she lunges as the four Team Green thugs founder. Clearly, they weren't expecting you to just flatly attack them with a four-to-one numbers advantage.The initiative is their loss however and you keep it rolling as Volta mauls the Zubat, dropping it in one electrified bite. You take that as a testament to how quickly that your team is growing as you continue to give your orders."Blitz, Bite on Houndour!" You order as one of the Team Green thugs belatedly lurches at you swinging a highly telegraphed punch. In response, you throw him at another of them as Blitz bounds forwards and shows that the afternoon's practice was well-spent as he bites the Houndour hard enough to make it yelp loudly. With any luck, that'll attract attention and bring Gareth or Fie running."Fluffy, Covet on that guy!" You order, picking out the Poochyena's trainer as he fumbles with a belt of poke balls. And to keep the ball rolling, you snap around to the fourth trainer. "Syurm, String Shot!" You order and immediately, she webs the Oddish's trainer to the wall behind him, gagging him in the process as Fluffy brings you the belt of pokeballs as the Poochyena's trainer glares furiously at you from behind his bandanna."Kay O-o Dragon Tail on Pooshyena." You order as said Poochyena's trainer belatedly orders a Bite, far too late to counter as Kay O-o thunders in and slams the Poochyena back with a sweep of his tail and into his trainer's chest, knocking them both prone."Rusty, Headbutt on Oddish." You add as the Oddish hesitates, clearly torn between cutting its trainer down or attacking you and your team. Rusty has no such qualms and plows into Oddish, fetching it up stuck in Syurm's web as well.That's one of them effectively out of the fight, two of them effectively defeated and two of them down and just now getting back up.Your taking the intiative and not being cowed by their intimidation has put you solidly in control of this fight for the moment and your team are fine, but there's no guarantee their aren't more of these assholes just waiting to jump in and while these dregs seem to have pretty weak pokemon, there's nothing stopping others being serious trainers or having stronger pokemon.>Run for it.>Shout for help.>Kick their asses.>Other
>>5008476>>Kick their asses.
>>5008476>Shout for help."Call the cops!" >>Kick their asses.>Fluffy covet again to take their remaining belts with pokeballs>Syrum thoroughly tie them up >Kayo, Blitz, Rusty and Volta prepare for other goons charging in (Dragon dance, Howl, Charge, Defense curl) The redhead cries out as he strikes you.
>>5008482Nobody actually has any set-up moves yet.
>>5008476>>Kick their asses.We'll need a clear situation.Which one of them are "getting back up"? We'll go on those
>>5008485The one that tried to punch you and the one that he wound up bodying when you threw him as a result.
>>5008486Kick them both in the nuts and have Syrum tie them up then.But first Fluffy Covet on their belts again.
>>5008483Next in line on our training program I see.
>>5008486Rocky, Rock TombSyurm, string shot
>>5008489You mean Rusty
>>5008476>Run for it.Knowing things, staying around will have us go face to face with someone actually competent.
>>5008476>Kick their asses
Rolled 20, 73, 26 = 119 (3d100)>>5008482>>5008485>>5008696You could run, but you can hear footsteps coming from the direction of the hotal, so help should be here shortly."Fluffy, Covet." You order, pointing to the two idiots who're just now regaining their feet. "Syurm, String Shot.">Roll 3D100
Rolled 12, 74, 47 = 133 (3d100)>>5009092
Rolled 72, 60, 65 = 197 (3d100)
Rolled 1, 14, 52 = 67 (3d100)>>5009092The police will have a a field day with carrying you guys into their trucks.
>>5009194Cursed roll.This quest is plagued with nat1s
>>5009095>>5009103>>5009194Fluffy bounds at the two thugs just now regaining their feet and yelps as he's kicked for his trouble, winding up sprawling next to you as Syurm sprays the two thugs with string, not quite entombing them, but preventing them from releasing any more pokemon as you see Fie and Gareth round the corner."Look out!" Gareth shoutsAt the same moment, you hear a swish behind you and duck just in time for a bike lock to go arcing through the space your head just occupied.You respond with a back-kick and take the Team Green thug who ran up behind you in the gut, sending him staggering back with a wheeze, before he releases a Nuzleaf.>Blitz, use (move)>Kay O-o use (move)>Syurm, tie 'em up.>Rusty, use (move)>Recall Fluffy>Volta, use (move)>Other
>>5009216>Recall Fluffy>Syurm, keep on tying 'em up.>Blit, Volta, Fire fang on the Nuzleaf>Kay O-o, Rusty, use protect as support for the others
>>5009216>Kay O-o use (move)Use protect to stop the attack.>Blitz use fire fang on Nuzleaf>recall fluffy>Rusty sit down on them>Volta thundershock him>Syrum tie him up>Check our surroundings to be ready to react
>>5009230>>5009237I think you were meant to choose one, maybe two. QM?
>>5009285We've been multi tasking our pokemons at each fight they tried to take us more than 2V1.They never tried to 1V1 or 2V1 by the way.
>>5009285They're not playing fair and they've threatened and put you in actual harm's way. Twice now.You're well within your rights to fight dirty.
Rolled 99, 35, 10 = 144 (3d100)>>5009347
Rolled 48, 73, 97, 35 = 253 (4d100)>>5009347I´ll probably not be able to run my quest today...Fugging shift work.
Rolled 20, 79, 59, 73 = 231 (4d100)>>5009347Alrighty then
Rolled 77, 38, 93, 88 = 296 (4d100)>>5009347
>>5009349>>5009374>>5009376You recall Fluffy, turning to face the thug trying to brain you with a bike lock and move to block his next swing.You're a fraction too slow though and he clubs you in the side of the head.You go down, hard, but your response is to kick him in the knee and drop him as he's winding up to stomp you."'Litz..." You manage in a daze as you stare up at the street lamp overhead, blinking dumbly.You can feel blood trickling down the side of your head."Cinder, take 'em down!" You hear Fie shout, followed by a chirrup from her Blaziken as Cinder starts doing exactly that, while Gareth's Druddigon puts itself between you and the thug who clubbed you."Hang on..." Gareth says as he kneels down beside you, glowing faintly blue to your eyes. "This is going to feel weird." He prefaces, before you can suddenly smell orange, taste pain and see Fie's anger and Gareth's concern.You feel a rushing like a wave retreating, before there's a pop and your faculties go back to normal and Gareth sits down as his Druddigon keeps the thug who clubbed you pinned with one foot while Blitz and Volta tag-team the fifth thug's Nuzleaf down, before they, along with Kay O-o and Rusty pull back to protect you while Syurm continues to tie up the other grunts.>Pass out.>Sit up.>Ask what's going on.>Other
>>5009379>Ask what's going onEveryone allright?
>>5009379>Pass outI'm sorry but we just took a bikelock to the side of the head and even though it wasn't full power, if it was strong enough to draw blood well, there's no other way.
>>5009379>>Ask what's going on.
>>5009399Support.Plus marking "hero" points with Fie
>>5009389>>5009406"Wha's goin' on?" You manage numbly."Police are on their way and Fie is beating the tar out of another three of these guys." Gareth replies. "Just... stay still. You'll be alright, but you're concussed. And we're probably going to have to get you stitched up." He adds."Great..." You manage, before you passing out.***When you come to, you're not in a hospital bed. You're not back in the hotel room either.Fie is sitting beside you, watching anxiously as a young-ish man in a labcoat and smelling faintly of moist earth and eucalyptus apparently stitches you up."Don't move." Fie says, noticing you're awake. "Don't try to talk, just rest up. You're going to be alright.">Fall asleep again.>Ask where you are.>Other
>>5009428>>Ask where you are.
>>5009428>That's Ethan, right?>Thanks, man. Thanks to you too, Fie. I owe you once more.
>>5009433It's Ethan, yeah.
>>5009433don't think we're in a state to talk for that long
>>5009439We weren't in a coma so we're fine.(former coma patient here, should be still dizzy for a while tho)
>>5009449yeah but we JUST woke up, need a little time first
>>5009428>Ask where you are
>>5009428>Let Ethan work
>>5009451I'm sure we're about to fall back asleep and wake up later. I've seen this anime trope before (not saying it's bad if QM uses it, I can enjoy it myself)
>>5009429>>5009471>>5009472>>5009740"Where...?" You manage dazedly, before your head swims and you black out again.When you wake up next, the sun is shining and you've got a pounding headache.You drift off again, before waking up to find Fie sitting next to you again."How are you feeling?" She asks.>Like shit.>Alright.>What happened?>Other
>>5010009>Like shit.>What happened?>Is that bike lock bitch picking up soap yet?
>>5010009>Better than I was - what happened?
>>5010054>>5010078>>5010011>>5010092"Like shit." You admit raspily. "What happened?"Fie hands you a glass of water."You got jumped by Team Green. Eight of them total. One of them got you with a bike lock. He's facing an attempted murder charge." Fie replies. "Me and Gareth got there just about when the second group of four were trying to get you from behind." She explains."Then, Ethan came out of the pokemon centre and subdued them." She adds. "We sorted things out with the police and he agreed to put us up for the night, since no way Team Green would have the balls to try braving his gym to get to you.""How long was I out?" You ask, feeling a little better for the drink of water."About fifteen hours." Fie replies. "Ethan's going to check you for a concussion before you get out of bed or anything though." She says. "You hungry?">Starving.>Oh yeah.>Not really.>Other
>>5010149>>Oh yeah.>Have my team's been looked after?
>>5010149>Starving>Are you guys alright? How's my team? Where's Gareth I need to thank him for healing me in the nick of time. Thank you Fie for taking care of me.
>>5010249>>5010407"Starving." You reply, realising abruptly it was lunchtime yesterday you actually ate something. "How's my team?" You ask."Your team are fine. Ethan took care of Fluffy after he got kicked like that and all your other pokemon were okay." Fie replies.You nod."Where's Gareth?" You ask.Fie shrugs."Still snoring his head off in the guest room, probably." She replies. "Holly should be along shortly with breakfast." She adds.You smile."Thanks for taking care of me." You reply.Fie snorts."I haven't done anything." She says modestly. "Ethan did all the work and Holly's the one cooking." She adds.You nod, looking around the room.It's a decent size, with a chair in the corner and boxes along one of the walls suggesting it's not used particularly often.You notice the earthy smell that you took to be from who you can only presume was Ethan last night is still thick in the air, so it's probably a safe bet that his home is part of the gym's glasshouse.>How is Holly?>Am I getting out of bed today?>Where's Ethan now?>Other
>>5010423>Am I getting out of bed today? If not, we might finish the conversation of the other day
>>5010423>Where's Ethan now?
>>5010429>Am I getting out of bed today?
>>5010423>Am I getting out of bed today?>>5010429+1Hold her hand while saying that.
>>5010528Supporting the hand gesture
>>5010528+1, no end to the sexual tension
>>5010429>>5010440>>5010452>>5010528>>5010802>>5010812"Am I getting out of bed today?" You ask.Fie shrugs."Probably, but Ethan wants to make sure you'll be alright before he clears you to get up." She says. "He'll be a bit though.""Right." You sit up a little and adjust your pillow so you're comfortable, before taking Fie's hand. "If that's the case we might as well finish that conversation from yesterday." You say.Fie smiles."Sure." She says. "Having had some time to think about it, I think I draw the line at making out." She adds, but raises a finger. "I reserve the right to keep checking where my line is though." She says.>That's reasonable.>I think we're good where we are.>I'm comfortable if you are and I'll let you know if I'm not. You should too.>Other
>>5010891>I'm comfortable if you are and I'll let you know if I'm not. You should too.Have you slept yet or were you up all night? Come take a nap beside me if you haven't.Cue we make calls to fuck with Team Green on corporate levels.Call grandad tell him to arrange the burliest homosexuals to share a cell with bike lock guy.Also to set up warnings in the companies he's a shareholder in and rewards for tipping off on Team Green.Call our Bike Gang turned electric motorcycle entrepreneur uncle to do the same.Call our fast food mogul uncle to do the same.Being petty to the max.
>>5010891OP too lewd
>>5010891>>That's reasonable.I think this is my line too. For now at least. But we'll have to try that another time, sorry.
>>5010972+1All for pulling strings.We may be a nobody but our grandfather can at least make sure to keep these soja slurpers away from gaining capital or political support.+ them getting railed in jail is funny.
Also suggestion we start pulling out roses out of nowhere when we flirt.Got to be a skill we learned from James.
Rolled 1 (1d4)Odd>>5010894>>5011044Even>>5010972>>5011053
>>5010894>>5011044"That's reasonable." You say. "That's about where I'd draw my line for the time being as well." You add."Fair." Fie concedes, pushing a strand of hair out of her face. "Appropos to nothing... How were those seven minutes with Jean?" She asks with a hint of a grin.>Fine.>The look on Kathryn's face when she came in and thought we were making out was great.>Alright. Why?>Other
>>5011170>>The look on Kathryn's face when she came in and thought we were making out was great.>To be honest, would have greatly prefered to spend them with you.> It was also maybe a little bit to see if you would be jealous
>>5011170>The look on Kathryn's face when she came in and thought we were making out was great.We didn't do anything beyond that joke if that's what you were asking about.Were you testing me back then to see if I'd really do something given the opportunity?
>>5011178>>5011179"The look on Kathryn's face when she came in and thought we were making out was great." You admit with a grin, before sobering. "I'd have rather have spent it with you." You add."Aw, don't go making me blush." Fie says, shifting where she sits."Were you trying to see if I'd do something given the opportunity?" You ask.Fie shrugs."Nah, if I had been, I'd have voted for Judy." She says. "Speaking of trying things though, if you do, either tell me or don't make a big secret out of it." She adds. "Speaking of, was there anyone before me?" She asks, legitimately curious.>No, I wasn't exactly Mr Popular.>No, I was too terrified to try.>No, I had no idea what I was doing.>Yes, but she moved away.>Yes, but we broke up. (Reason)>Yes, but she was seeing Mike. It was a set-up.>Other
>No, I wasn't exactly Mr Popular.>Or more exactly, Yes, but she was seeing Mike. It was a set-up.How about you?May I know who you voted for?
>>5011256>Yes, but we broke up. (Reason)She left on her journey while we stayed to help our parents. She never came back.
>>5011269+1And surely we would never run into her while out on our own journey
>>5011282Ah I was thinking something a bit more maudlin but that could be some fun drama too.
>>5011299Yeah, it doesn't have to play out like that but I've come to assume that if someone gets brought up in a quest, they'll eventually show up.
>>5011269It was more of a childhood friend thing anyway.Just hope she's alright.
>>5011170>>The look on Kathryn's face when she came in and thought we were making out was great.
>>5011269>>5011325I support these
>>5011325+1ing this too
>>5011269>>5011282>>5011286>>5011325>>5011433"There was, but she left on her journey a few years ago. She never came back." You reply. "She was more of a childhood friend though." You add."Oh." Fie leans in and gives you a hug."I just hope she's alright." You say."She probably is." Fie assures. "And hey, we might bump into her on the road.""Hopefully." You reply.Fie sits back."In other news, I got Holly all set up with a new look and a trainer's licence while you were training." She says. "And she decided she'd be coming with us." She adds."Well that's good." You say.Fie nods."She's going to have to share or borrow a tent though." She notes. "She was kind of struggling with just the bare essentials yesterday.">Oh, well that's easy, she can borrow yours and I'll put you up.>She can borrow Gareth's and I'll put him up.>I mean, I've got plenty of room.>Other
>>5011752>>Oh, well that's easy, she can borrow yours and I'll put you up.too big of an opportunity
>>5011752>Oh, well that's easy, she can borrow yours and I'll put you up.
>>5011752>Oh, well that's easy, she can borrow yours and I'll put you up.If you're ok with that, of course
>By the way, we need to talk with everybody and no more people wandering alone. Minimum 2.
>>5011889+1 on thisGoing around alone is a surefire way to get jumped.Also about time we get a flying type that can scout from the air and give us a warning if there´s more attackers coming.If we are in an alley like this again we should also have Syrum use String shot to make a barricade so we can buy time and narrow the number of enemies we´re facing.Never actually thought about how useful Bug pokemon could actually be
>>5011757>>5011775>>5011808>>5011867>>5011889"Well that's easy enough." You note. "She can borrow your tent and I'll put you up." You offer."Well, if that's what you want to do, then sure." Fie says, nodding. "We'll just have to let Gareth and Holly know when we leave." She adds."Come to that, we probably ought to make a rule about wandering off alone." You note. "As in, not doing it. Minimum from now on, we go places in pairs." You suggest."Good call." Fie agrees, nodding, before Holly, whom you barely recognise in the practical travelling clothes and the newly dyed brown hair, comes in with a tray absolutely loaded with food:There's a huge stack of toast, a selection of spreads, a pot of coffee, porridge, pancakes, tea, hot chocolate and cereal.Behind her is the man who you recognise as having stitched you up yesterday and on his shoulder is Syurm, who happily jumps onto the doorframe and crawls around the walls to drop down onto her favoured spot on your shoulder."Well now, I wasn't expecting you to be awake quite so quickly." The man notes. "How are you feeling?" He asks.Now you have a better look at him, he seems to be in his late twenties and his untidy, mauve-dyed hair appears to be in a slow retreat. He doesn't seem to smell of earth and eucalyptus now either, so you assume he's taken a shower since yesterday."I think I'll feel better with a good meal under my belt." You reply as Holly puts down her tray."That's pretty likely." The man agrees. "I'm Ethan, Newport's Gym Leader and an Entomologist." He says."Alexander, but you can call me Alex." You reply."Good to meet you." He says with a nod. "And I take it that this fine example of a Sewaddle is yours then?" He asks, gesturing to Syurm as you pour yourself some coffee and help yourself to some toast as Fie takes some and motions for Holly and Ethan to as well.>Syurm? Yeah. She's really something.>Yeah, she's been really, really helpful so far.>Would you like to see some of her handiwork?>Other.
>Syurm? Yeah, she's been really, really helpful so far.Almost more of a starter than our starter
>>5011953>>Syurm? Yeah. She's really something. (pet her while saying that)>Would you like to see some of her handiwork?Show him her handiwork at the stone circle camp.We do have a photo of it.
>>5011957By the way Fluffy here too?
>>5011957>>5011974>>5011975You give the piece of toast to Syurm then grab yourself one."Syurm? Yeah, she's really something." You agree as Fluffy threads in past Ethan and jumps up on the bed by your feet, before settling down once confirming you're alright. "She's been really, really helpful so far." You add."I don't doubt it with how she tied up those Team Green thugs last night." Ethan replies. "Were you planning on challenging my gym?" He asks.>That was the plan, then we were going to head off again.>I still plan on it, if I'm fit to get out of bed.>Other
>>5012025>>I still plan on it, if I'm fit to get out of bed.
>>5012025>>I still plan on it, if I'm fit to get out of bedI heard a tiny bit that trainers are supposed to help out with your research before they get to issue a challenge?
>>5012025>I still plan on it, if I'm fit to get out of bed.
Hey QM, can we get a status recap of the team? Levels, movesets, stuff like that?
>>5012080Sure thing. Beating up Team Green has given everyone a nice XP bump, so they've gained a couple of levels each:Eevee\FluffyLvl 11Sex: MaleNature: QuietAbility: AdaptabilityStats\Training:HP+Speed+Moves:TackleGrowlTail WhipHelping HandCovetBiteSewaddle\SyurmLvl 10Sex: FemaleNature: RelaxedAbility: ChlorophyllStats\Training:Speed++Moves: TackleString shotShinx\VoltaLvl 14Sex: FemaleNature: AdamantAbility: GutsStats\Training:Speed++Moves: TackleLeerThundershockBiteSparkFire Fang (Chance to Fail)Thunder FangJangmo-o\Kay O-oLvl 20Sex: MaleNature: SeriousAbility: SoundproofStats\Training:HP +Speed +Moves:TackleLeerProtectDragon TailScary FaceHeadbuttAron\RustyLvl 11Sex: MaleNature: JollyAbility: Rock HeadStats\Training:Speed+Moves:TackleHardenMetal ClawRock TombGrowlithe\BlitzLvl 12Sex: MaleNature: JollyAbility: Flash FireStats\Training:Speed +Moves:BiteHowlEmberLeerRoarFire FangCrunch (Chance to Fail.)
Ok everyone, Volta is on the verge of evolution.I suggest we prioritize her then Fluffy?
>>5012094Syurm needs more moves
>>5012030>>5012046>>5012079"I still plan to, if I'm fit to get out of bed." You reply.Ethan chuckles as he steps up and starts waving his finger in front of your eyes, before he nods."I'd say you'll be alright." He says. "The reason I ask is, I thought you might be interested in a little side-wager.""A side wager?" You ask."It's simple: If you can beat me first try, I'll teach Syurm here a few moves. Even a couple Sewaddle can't normally learn." He says."That definitely sounds appealing." You admit."The downside would be it'd take a few days." Ethan warns. "She'd be back with you about the time you reach Silveridge Town though." He adds.You do some quick math.If you factor in a day or two to explore Lake Clarity, that's roughly four or five days.>Okay, sounds good.>Are you okay with that, Syurm?>Thanks, but no thanks.>Other
>>5012118>>Okay, sounds good.We can include sage in the team after the gym.>When do you want to do this? Have I one more day to prepare?Focus the last day training on evolving Volta and leveling blitz?
>>5012118>>Are you okay with that, Syurm?
>>5012118>Are you okay with that, Syurm?
>>5012118>Are you okay with that, Syurm?Learning a few tricks can't hurt.
>>5012090That list is missing a few moves.Protect on Rusty and Fluffy.Mud slap on Rusty.Incomplete Protect on Syrum.
>>5012123Also if Syrum is staying we can train sage for a bit.We should use a bit of the prize money to buy a frisbbe for target practice and some balls for playing.
>>5012152>>5012171>>5012258"Are you okay with that, Syurm?" You ask, looking to her.She nods, once as she happily chews away at the piece of toast."Alright, sounds good." You agree."Let me know when you're ready to begin." Ethan said."I will." You reply. "Say, I heard on the road that part of the challenge is to help you with your research...?" You ask."That's right." Ethan confirms. "You'll have to catch a bug pokemon in the conservatory and bring it to me before you can battle me." He explains. "Which unfortunately, means that Syurm isn't eligible as a means to skip that requirement." He adds apologetically."Ah, okay.">Take your time. Have breakfast and get some last-minute training in.>Finish breakfast and get this show on the road.>Other
>>5012817>>Take your time. Have breakfast and get some last-minute training in.Best to rest up.Also thank Gareth and ask if he´s alright, given the psychic abilities in his aura he must have felt terrible too.Ask Ethan if he has a suitable training area you can borrow.Then finish teaching Syrum Protect and the Fang moves that Blitz and Volta had a head-start on (Crunch and Fire Fang).This time we should make sure they have different practice targets.
>>5012817>Take your time. Have breakfast and get some last-minute training in.And +1ing that we catch up with Gareth soon.
>>5012825>>5012830You take your time and enjoy your breakfast before you get up after Fie take Holly out to do something else.Once you're finished and dressed, you head out, Fluffy leading you back to where your team are waiting. It's mid morning, and after going to find Ethan and asking about somewhere you can do some training, he takes you to a secondary arena off what you assume is the gym's primary one towards the back.You figure you can squeeze two, maybe three sessions in over the course of the next hour or so.>Train Syurm (finish Protect)>Train Blitz (Crunch) or (Other)>Train Volta (Fire Fang)>Train Fluffy (specify)>Train Rusty>Train Kay O-o
>>5012850>>Train Volta (Fire Fang)On the verge of evolution, let's see if we can push her over the tipMaybe then >Train Volta and Blitz (Thunder Fang)
>>5012850>>Train Syurm (finish Protect)First things first.Since Ethan is about to teach her more moves let´s finish the one we started.Then>Volta Fire Fang>Blitz Crunch
>>5012850>Train Fluffy (Quick Attack)The roster should have at least one priority move on it. >Train Syurm (finish Protect)>Train Volta (Fire Fang)
>>5012851>>5012852>>5012923You've got a few ideas of what you're going to do, but the first things on your list are finishing up where you left things last night with Syurm, Bitz and Volta.That in mind, you release Kay O-o and Syurm."Okay Kay O-o, I want you to keep helping Syurm with Protect." You instruct. "Just take it easy, so we don't have a repeat of last night." You add.Kay O-o nods once, before turning to Syurm and glowing. Syurm obligingly Tackles Kay O-o, before they get down to it.That taken care of, you pull out a couple of practice dummies from a storage bin by the side of the arena and release Blitz and Volta, who trade glances before looking to you."Okay, we're continuing where we left off last night." You explain. "So, Blitz, I want you to practice Crunch on this target." You say, indicating one of the two dummies.Blitz barks, before proceeding to do just that."And Volta, I want you to keep practicing Fire Fang on this target." You say, indicating the second target, set up at a distance from Blitz's target so that the only way he'll be biting Volta, is if he runs across and does so deliberately.Volta gives you a nod before setting to work.>Roll
Rolled 38 (1d100)>>5012947how many dices?
>>5012948Three.Multiple training like this, you roll for one per pokemon out simultaneously.
Rolled 1, 2 = 3 (2d100)>>5012948>>5012950Rolling the other fails
>>5012953Kek giveth and Kek taketh.Kek owe me a good roll on next encounter, so if you are listening, plz make it so we get an Swampert
Rolled 4, 67, 17 = 88 (3d100)>>5012947AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH
Rolled 18, 59, 28 = 105 (3d100)>>5012947
Rolled 51, 36, 17 = 104 (3d100)>>5012953Anon what the hell>>5012947Hope i Crit succeed.ye8j0
>>5012953>>5012957>>5012961>>5012977>Not a roll which average > 150 over a 300 mark
>>5012948>>5012953>>5012957>>5012961Things start off relatively well, but your team seems like they're off your game.You're barely ten minutes into training when you hear a yelp from Blitz and go over to find he's chipped a tooth."Ah... shit."You recall Blitz before turning to Volta, who's looking over curiously."Keep practicing, I'll be right back." You say, before hurrying off to find Ethan."Hm?" He looks up as you hurry over to where he's waiting at a table, going over some figures. "What's wrong, Alex?" He asks."Blitz, my Growlithe, he chipped a tooth practicing Crunch." You explain.Ethan inhales through his teeth."Ooh, that's no good." He agrees. "I've got a machine out back, but I'd advise you give him a spell and some calcium supplement to help his bones and teeth along." He adds. "And maybe wait until he's a little stronger until you teach him Crunch." He adds. "There's a reason most pokemon tend to learn more powerful moves as they age and grow stronger. Most of the time, it's not a case of if they're capable of performing a move, it's the risk they pose to themselves in doing so.""I didn't know that." You admit."Well, you're starting out. Starting out late granted, but starting out nonetheless. Nobody expects you to know everything there is to know about pokemon and battling." Ethan replies. "Just, don't go wilfully putting your pokemon in harm's way by teaching them moves they're not ready for." He cautions. "In your Growlithe's case, I'd lay odds the reason he chipped a tooth, is because his teeth are still growing, so they're not as strong as they would be if he was more mature and powerful."You nod."I'll keep that in mind." You say.>Do you have a PC here? (Go and get Sage and send Blitz back home for a spell.)>Go back and resume supervising training.>This is a wash. Challenge Ethan now.
>>5012979>>Go back and resume supervising training.What does "give him a spell" mean?We might be able to go to the poke center Before/after the bug catching phase. No bite attack from Growlith until that.
>>5012979>Go back and resume supervising training.
>>5012981He means have him rest plenty.>>5012979>Do you have a PC here? (Go and get Sage and send Blitz back home for a spell.)Tell Blitz he´s to rest and your younger brother will play chase with him for some time until he heals.Should be fine in a few days.
>>5012987Thank you, anon. That is 100% correct.
>>5012988>>5012981Changing my vote to support >>5012987
>>5012987>>5012989"Do you have a PC here?" You ask Ethan."I do." He confirms."Then, when you're done, I'll send swap him out and he can spend a few days with my family back in Greenshoot Town." You reply."Not a bad idea." Ethan agrees as you follow him to the machine and watch as he sets it to running.After a few minutes' wait, he returns Blitz's ball to you and you release him.He looks better, but still rather sorry for himself."Sorry Blitz. I didn't realise you weren't quite ready to learn Crunch just yet." You say, ruffling his ears.He noses you in return."You're going to get a short break. Just for a few days. Don't go too rough on my brother playing chase now." You caution.Blitz barks before you return him and go to the PC.You make a quick call to your mother and exchange Blitz for Sage, before you thank Ethan and hurry back to where the rest of your team are practicing.Volta is still biting her target, but doesn't seem to be making any progress. Syurm meanwhile is making some progress with Kay O-o, but it's clear she's still not quite there yet, in terms of having mastered Protect.>Okay, this isn't working, train someone else. (specify)>One last try. You've still got half an hour.>Take the remaining half an hour to get to know Sage.>Other
>>5013419>>Take the remaining half an hour to get to know Sage.
>>5013419>Take the remaining half an hour to get to know Sage
>>5013419>Take the remaining half an hour to get to know Sage.
>Take the remaining half an hour to get to know Sage.
>>5013422>>5013430>>5013442>>5013463"Okay, good effort, but I think that's enough for the time being." You admit, before recalling everyone. They seem to agree. Volta in particular looks relieved.With that done, you release Sage, who immediately bounds over and starts threading between your legs, yapping happily.Apparently, she missed you.You crouch down and pet her before checking your pokedex to see what it has to say about her.Fennekin\SageLvl 8Sex: FemaleNature: CarefulAbility: MagicianMoves: ScratchTail WhipEmber>Just play around for a bit.>Get some quick training in. (specify)>Other
>>5013572>Just play around for a bitLet's get to know her and see if she seems to have any affinity for some moves in particular.
>>5013572>Just play around for a bit
>>5013572>Just play around for a bitWhen even SoL stuff is good, that's a good quest
>>5013686...Now if that isn't a complement to take to the goddamn bank.For the sake of full disclosure: 2nd person writing is a whole new style of writing for me.I'm working my way through the third draft (complete rewrite, really) of a novel.This isn't my best work, but the fact you feel this is good and entertaining means I'm on the right track and doing something right at least.Thanks.
>>5013663>>5013685>>5013686At this stage, there's really not much point in trying to do any training with her.Instead, you go and retrieve a ball from the storage bin and start playing fetch.Sage is quick and half the time, she catches your throws, bounding up to neatly grab them before dashing back to give you the ball to throw again.It's a simple activity, but she seems to be enjoying herself and even when you start making things tricky, aiming your throws so the practice targets Volta and Blitz were using are in her path, she jumps them without difficulty.By the time your pokedex chimes the half hour, Sage is happy and exhausted from all the running around and you think you've gotten a good grasp of what she can do. At least, in terms of athleticism.She'd approached the targets Carefully the first couple of times she'd gone to jump them, before growing more confident.It's difficult to tell without seeing her actually battle or use moves, but for the time being at least, it's probably safe to assume she'll display a similar tendency in battle.Either way, this is probably going to be the best you can do in terms of preparation for the time being. Blitz being put out of action not even an hour before you challenge Ethan is astonishingly bad luck, but that's the way things work out sometimes, you suppose.At least Rusty should be able to put in some work here. Sage should be able to pull her weight as well, considering this is only your first gym.>Go challenge Ethan.>Do something else.
>>5013695>Go challenge Ethan.
>>5013695>Go challenge Ethan after letting your Pokemon take a breather.(Syrum and Volta will be our mainstay for the Bug catching activities i guess)
>>5013695>Go Challenge Ethan.The bug-catching part might provide us xp for evolving Volta
>>5013698>>5013755>>5013768>>5014351You decide that you've done all you reasonably can to prepare at present.You tidy up after yourself, then head back the way you came to the main arena where Ethan is just now coming back from facing another challenger."You're ready to challenge me then?" He asked."I am." You confirm."Alright..." Ethan goes over to a cabinet off to the side of the office space you're in, opens it and pulls out half a dozen poke balls which you identify as Net Balls by the distinctive criss-cross pattern. "Here's some Net Balls. You've got an hour to catch a bug pokemon out in the glass house." He says, handing them over to you.>Seems reasonable enough.>What are the rules?>Why do you do this?>A few people on the road said they got to keep what they caught.>Other
>>5014357>What are the rules?It seems straightforward enough but you know, just in case.
>What are the rules?
>>5014357>What are the rules?This can't be Safari Zone easy
>>5014362>>5014370"What are the rules?" You ask."Quite simple. You can catch as many bug pokemon as you want, but you only get to keep one." Ethan says."Sounds simple enough." You admit."It does, but it's not uncommon for people to overestimate just how powerful a pokemon they can comfortably handle." Ethan says. "There're some fairly powerful pokemon in certain sections of the glass house. I've lost track of the number of times people have thought they could comfortably catch the Volcarona in the tropical forest biome, or that they'd try their luck with a Scolipede or Drapion." He adds."A Volcarona." You repeat disbelievingly."That's right." Ethan confirms. "Just the one right now. I breed and release Larvestas as part of conservation work. This particular one escaped my notice until he'd evolved and he's perfectly content to mind his own business in there, so I leave him alone.""...Right. Well. Thanks for the warning." You reply, before making your way to the proper entrance to the gym and visitor's walk to grab a map of the glass house before heading on through into the glasshouse proper on what most people would consider the wrong side of the walkway barriers.The first area you come into is a temperate forest, not unlike the one you came through on the walk down Route 1.According to the map, if you follow the walkway east, you'll come to a shrubby grassland area. To the west is an arid zone and to the north is the tropical zone.>Take a look around the whole glass house.>Search for pokemon in the Temperate zone.>Search for pokemon in the Scrubland zone.>Search for pokemon in the Arid zone.>Search for pokemon in the Tropical zone.
>>5014466>Search for pokemon in the Arid zoneMaybe we can get a Trapinch
>>5014472There are *so many* pokemon that should technically be Bug but aren't.It kind of annoys me.Between the cephalopod and crustacean inspired pokemon alone, there ought to be a bunch more secondary Bug pokemon.
>>5014472Support trapinch road
>>5014466>>Take a look around the whole glass house.might as well survey some of the most obvious pokemon around
>>5014466>Search for pokemon in the Tropical zone.I want to pet the fire moth.
>>5014466>Search for pokemon in the Temperate zone.Grab a Snom and Joltik firstThen head to the arrid zone.If we can catch a Larvesta tho... Boy oh boy.
>>5014466>Search for pokemon in the Tropical zone.
>>5014526Changing my vote to tropical
>>5014466>>Search for pokemon in the Tropical zone.
>>5014593OK WTF... Same IP range and ID.Are you one of my neighbors leeching of my WIFI or something?
>>5014466>Search for pokemon in the Tropical zone.Don't even bother catching Volcarona, just pet him and move on
>>5014526>>5014571>>5014593>>5015012>>5015156You head off towards the north, following the rough track through the temperate biome.You see a lot of pokemon off the path:Closer to you, a lot of smaller ones, like Spinarak, Weedle and Caterpie, while further back, you make out larger ones that are harder to identify.None of them get in your way as you head into the tropical zone though.There's a distinct spike in glare and temperature when you enter the biome, but when your eyes adjust, you're greeted by a tropical rainforest stretching out before you.You can spy a few pokemon lurking in the shade:Spinarak and Dewpider prime among them, as well as a few Grubbin, but you don't see any Larvesta.The Volcarona is easy to spot though, presently sunning itself in a clear space directly ahead of you next to the walkway. It's huge. Ethan mustn't have been exagerating about the number of people who genuinely think that they could catch it.>Look around for pokemon. Avoid Volcarona.>Go and say hi to Volcarona.>Look for pokemon, don't worry about avoiding Volcarona.>Okay. You've seen Volcarona. Go somewhere else.>Other
>>5015220>>Go and say hi to Volcarona.
>>5015220>Look for pokemon, don't worry about avoiding Volcarona.If we don't actively bother it, it shouldn't give us too much trouble. Probably.
>>5015220>Look around for pokemon. Avoid Volcarona.I'd rather not pull the world boss by accident.
>>5015220>Look for pokemon, don't worry about avoiding Volcarona.If we get sighted, continue on our mission. We're not going after his ass, nor do we care to. If we can't pet him, just looking at how awe-inspiring this badass is is reward alone
>>5015220I imagine the difference is that avoiding Volcarona will disqualify Larvesta?>Look for pokemon, don't worry about avoiding Volcarona.I kind of like the idea of Alex being heavy on Fire types b/c of his friendship with Fie
>>5015220>Go and say hi to VolcaronaSounds funny lol
>>5015233>>5015253>>5015290You figure that if you don't bother Volcarona, it won't bother you.All the same, you're here, so you might as well start looking for pokemon.>Roll.
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>>5015392>>5015395>>5015408You spend a while looking around the area for any pokemon you might be able to capture.You don't stray too far off the path though. You can see a few huge Araquanid lurking further back away from the path and frankly, you'd rather not go near them.Closer to you, you spot a Wimpod fighting over a hollow log with a Sizzlipede and off in a little pool, a Surskit skating on the surface, while what you think is a Dewpider is asleep mostly hidden by some lilypads.>Catch the Wimpod.>Catch the Sizzlipede.>Catch the Surskit.>Catch the Dewpider.>Go check out one of the other areas.
>>5015497>>Catch the Dewpider.The only good choice here.
>>5015497>Go check out one of the other areas.Not feeling any of these really
>>5015497>Catch the Wimpod.
>>5015497>Go check out one of the other areasNot a fan of those either, really.
>>5015554>>5015557After some thought, you head back to the door, sparing the sleeping Volcarona a last look. It really is an awesome sight, one you're glad you took the time to see up close.You reach the door and consult the map again: Directly south of you is the temperate zone you just came from. If you head to the right, you'll be in the Arid zone while to your left is the scrubland.>Go back to the Temperate zone.>Go to the Scrubland zone.>Go to the Arid zone.>On second thought, stay here and keep looking.
>>5015567>Go to the Scrubland zone.
>>5015567>>Go to the Scrubland zone.Time to get chased around by a Scyther
By the way, finished preparation and I'm launching my own thread here :>>>5015575So if you don't get enough of a fix of pokemon quests, feel free to drop by
>>5015554>>5015557Hey Dewpider would have at least been a good bulky Water type.Also we got 12 net balls to catch with as this is some form of trainer guidance by the league i think so we should use them regardless.>>5015577Joining in.Heard from the Rocket QM that he hasn´t been well so seems that one is on hold for now.We didn´t even get to finish route 1...
>>5015569>>5015576You head for the scrubland zone next.It's quite a walk. The glass house is huge and you have to wonder if Ethan was just super-rich before he built this place or if there was government or league funding involved.The scrubland zone is a lot more open than the other two zones you've been through so far, naturally. You can see out to the other wall of the huge room you're in, the city ckyline being somewhat visible through the massive sheet glass panels above a high, solid wall, which you presume is a security measure.Between you and the wall though is a rolling landscape dotted with bushes and the occasional tree and peppered liberally with rocks ranging in size from the size of your head to boulders the size of the ones that had made up the rock pile you sheltered at.And interspersed throughout, are patches of very long grass, which would provide ample cover for larger pokemon. You don't immediately see any pokemon around, but then, you're just taking in the sights right now, not really putting an effort into looking.>Search the rocks.>Search the bushes.>Search the trees.>Search the long grass.>Go check out one of the other zones instead.
>>5015608>>Search the bushesNot planning in suicide in the long grass
>>5015608>>Search the Rocks>Climb up and then survey the area from above
>>5015617+1, big viewremember to compliment Ethan on his place
>>5015608Aw, I kinda like Wimpod. oh well, wasn't here for the vote>>Search the rocks.
>>5015608>Search the rocks.
>>5015608>Search the trees.Always fun stuff up there
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>>5016567>>5016569>>5016577You decide to search the rocks first and try and get a better view of the surrounds from on top of one of the really big ones.It's an effort to climb them, during which you disturb a Dwebble, which scuttles away chittering and wind up having to shake off sticky string from a Burmy you get a little close to, but when you reach the top, you've got a great view of the surrounding area.Looking down, you suddenly have a much better view down into the grass, where you can see it swaying and parting around a larger pokemon.Probably best to be careful there.You're about to climb back down when you're distracted by a buzzing and when you look down, you've got a Cutiefly landed on the bandage on your right arm where that Rufflet scratched you.>Catch Cutiefly.>Catch Burmy.>Try and find that Dwebble.>Keep looking.>Go check out one of the other zones.