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You wake up. You were complete a few moments ago, but you can only clutch on the last threads of who you are while a malevolent shadow feeds on your personnality.
Before your last memories get wiped out, you feel a powerfull [Vote] attacks the ghost assaulting you, forcing it to retreat.

>A playful dash of pink
>An underwood-sent dash of wind
>A cold-steel touch that makes you feel any of your desire can come true
>An empathic, blue bond
>The smell of lavender, jasmine, rose, and other flowers you don't recognise
>A burning feeling of victory
>A resolute blade of justice
>A Melody dissipating all fear and sadness in your heart
>Glimmer of a thousand diamonds
>A Gold ring, full of mischief
>A devoted mechanical ticking noise
>A maybe greater menace dwelling in shadows
>A quarrelsome bolt of lightning
>Write in

About the quest : It will feature a slef-made region, a few fakemons, a good bunch of regional forms.
Combat will be resolved by opposing rolls. Pokemons move are not limited. Some will get learned by level up, other will require tutors or training.
Expect to meet some cheap tricks from some opponents.
This first choice is not a starter choice although it will have impact later.
In the settings, pokeballs are really limited but capture will be "autowin" once the pokemon is weakened enough.

What do you prefer about update rhythm? I was thinking as fast as I can, requiring 2/3 inputs (assuming no tiebreaker need) and minimum time of 15 minutes between updates.
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>>5015575
>A maybe greater menace dwelling in shadows
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>>5015575
>>A maybe greater menace dwelling in shadows
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>>5015575
>An empathic, blue bond
Update as fast as you’re comfortable with.
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>>5015580
>>5015581
>>5015583
15 minutes, no tiebreak.

Your mind manage to grasp some of the shards of yourself as Marshadow launch a new flurry of what seems to you the move "Shadow Punch" to the fleeing Gengar.
Or at least, you assume so. You're in a cell after all, so that's all you can see from there. The cell is made of stone, with iron grid.
Only source of light around is your savior. The basics are coming back to you. It's fuzzy, but roughly speaking :
You're from Unova. Although you always liked pokemons, your parents never letted you get any. When you were 8, you moved to South Kalos.
Turns out your parents were enrolled in a kind of sect, hence the multiples strange interdictions.
Once in South Kalos, life went from suck to maximum suck. you started to live permanently in the cult.
You don't remember any of the teachings or dogma, just the general feeling it was stupid enough that 8 year old you manage to understand it was bullshit.
You were ostracized. No memories of any kind of physical abuse, but an overwhelming loneliness.

>Are you a boy or a girl?
>What is your age? (Range 15-24)
>How did you spent your ample idle time?
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To be clear, you don't know about the pokemon except its name it mumbled once and its appearance.
Though, he packs quite a punch.
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>>5015584
>>Are you a boy or a girl?
Boy
>>What is your age? (Range 15-24)
20
>>How did you spent your ample idle time?
Physical exercise trying to escape (Parkour skillz and Athletic body go)
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>>5015584
Don't mind me.

>Girl
>18
>Dreaming of running away, planning and preparing how to and where you'll go from there. Martial arts and yoga were a key part of this. Specifically Kyokushin.
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>>5015584
>>Are you a boy or a girl
Girl
>>What is your age? (Range 15-24)
17
>>How did you spent your ample idle time
Becomming the best. If the Cult was set on ignoring you then you were set on making sure whoever they did pay attention to would always be the second best.
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>>5015584
>Girl
>18
>Exercise, training and studying pokemon
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Since anon are voting to have Jiggly Puffs we better live up to it.
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You are an 18 year old girl.
You spent your time trying to get out of here.
You don't even know where you are in South Kalos, as there no history or geographia course materials available for you.
You were trying to get out. Your days were usually made of physical training. You were interested in martial arts and are quite capable in athletism and acrobatics. Regarding fighting, the lack of proper teaching and sparring can only get you this far, but you're quite confident of the efficiency of your Style of Aggron training, focusing on devastating blows and physical sturdiness.
You were also very interested in pokemons since forever.

A fragment of the cult's teaching manage to come back before getting dissolved in nothingness :
The memory wipe is part of a ritual to create a perfect, pure, vessel for human sacrifice.
Staying around mean death.
You snap out of your mental introspection.
Marshadow didn't chased the gengar. You feel some kind of link between him and you.
Alright, this might be a chance for you to get out of this.

>Find a way out of the cell (write in)
>Remember your name (Write in)
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>>5015598
>>Find a way out of the cell (write in)

Ask Marshadow if it can help us open up the cell by getting the key.
We want out of here.

What do we have on us?
Only clothes or?
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>>5015598
>Remember your name

Joan.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y2iTm4ahDDA
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>>5015600
Only clothes.
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>>5015598
>>Find a way out of the cell (write in)
Search for a key or break the locks
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>>5015598
>Find a way out of the cell (write in)
Appeal to the greatness that is our new buddy Marsh
>Remember your name (Write in)
Purple
If it's not a color it's not a pokemon protag.
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>>5015600
>>5015601
>>5015602
>>5015603
>>5015604

Well, the lock will be an issue. An idea pop in your head : what if your new buddy could break it? Else you'll have to find the key somehow.

>Roll a d100. Result will be average of the 2 best.

Regarding the name : You will all have to vote either for Joan or Purple. You can still write in.
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Rolled 45 (1d100)

>>5015607

Joan.
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Rolled 52, 32 = 84 (2d100)

>>5015607
Eh my vote for Purple
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>>5015607
Purple
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Rolled 96 (1d100)

>>5015607
Purple.
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Rolled 52 (1d100)

>>5015607
>>5015613
Sorry. I keep screwing up my dice.
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Rolled 38 (1d100)

>>5015607
Purple
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>>5015614
No one roll any more.
We have a crit success
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>>5015614
>>5015613
>>5015612
>>5015610

"Marshadow, try to force palm here", you say while pointing your finger on the lock.
Your guess was right. The move was performed flawlessly, and the lock is now shards of metals.

You're in a corridor, with only one way out.

Walking around the corner, a cloaked figure stand before you.
"Stop right here, sacrifice"!
Wow, rude. He could at least remember your name is Purple.
He send out a Banette to try and stop you.

>Marshadow, Shadow Punch
>Marshadow, Force Palm
>Marshadow, Try [Write in]
>Write in
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>>5015624
Regarding attacks, roll a d100 with the attack you're naming
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>>5015624
A Bannete?
Press F for Purple.

>Marshadow use Force-Palm on the cloaked figure.

Since they want to kill us we should be ready to deal with them in the same way.
Our survival hinges on it.
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Rolled 31 (1d100)

>>5015627
>>5015625
Rolling
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Rolled 85 (1d100)

>>5015624

>Marshadow, Shadow Punch
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Rolled 41 (1d100)

>>5015624
>>Marshadow, Force Palm
Banette have high attack but the aren't very tanky.
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>>5015637
Really now using a Fighting type move on a Ghost type?
Unless it has Scrappy as an ability that will be a glorious fuckup.
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>>5015639
Bah! That was an accident! I had the wrong move saved in my clioboard after looking them up on bulbapedia.

QM please negate my stupid typo. Purple is smarter than this.
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Rolled 24 (1d100)

>>5015624
>Marshadow, Shadow Punch
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>>5015629
>>5015630
>>5015637
>>5015645
You ponder for a second; wandering if you could force palm the cultist. It would be fair game, after all.
But people doesn't do that for a reason : drawn out pokemon can intercept that kind of attack, taking less damages that they would otherwise do, and get a clean chance at counterattacking.
The choice is a quick one :
>Marshadow, Shadow punch!

This is enough for it. Banette get auto-recalled by the cultist's ball. He is not stupid enough for risking it. he steps aside and let you go.

Your new buddy is really something. He doesn't seems much more experienced than the cultist's pokemon, but sure it can hit.
A couple corridor later, you meet another one of them. He instantly recognise you.

"Dusclops, stop the sacrifice with shadow sneak"!
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Rolled 40 (1d100)

Rolling for dusclops

>Marshadow, Shadow Punch
>Marshadow, Force Palm
>Marshadow, Try [Write in]
>Write in
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Rolled 73 (1d100)

>>5015655
>Shadow Punch again

If his Duskclops is recalled have Marshadow or ourselves knock the cultist out.
Take his robes as a disguise and search him for gear quickly.
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Rolled 63 (1d100)

>>5015657
>>Marshadow, Shadow Punch
Punch the cult into submission!
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Rolled 40 (1d100)

>>5015657
Supporting>>5015658
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Dusclop's shadow extend below its feets while Marshadow dash to punch him. The hit connect, but not before the shadow delving behind him connect a hit.

Dusclop didn't endure the hit. Marshadow is still in fighting condition, but you feel the hit was not insignificant.

Amidst the ruckus, a new silhouette appears in the corridor, following the gengar assaulting you a little moment ago

>Marshadow, Shadow Punch
>Marshadow, Force Palm
>Marshadow, Try [Write in]
>Combat might not be the best option at the moment. Let's try to run for it.
>Write in
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>>5015673
>>Combat might not be the best option at the moment. Let's try to run for it.
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>>5015673
>>Combat might not be the best option at the moment. Let's try to run for it.
Discression is the better part of something something run away fast!
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>>5015673
>Marshadow, hide in my shadow and try to launch a Sucker Punch!
>Then make a break for it.
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Rolled 79 (1d100)

>>5015673
Supporting >>5015688
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>>5015676
>>5015680
The gengar was able to tank a couple of hits from Marshadow.
You definitely don't want to mess with him.

>Marshadow, hide in my shadow and try to launch a Sucker Punch!
>Then make a break for it.

The hit seems to connect as the gengar is gathering a menacing ball of dark energy. Still not enough to take him down, although it looks like he starts to get wored down. You dash to get out of here.
You pass through a first door, the Gengar's attack hitting the wall behind you. A second door get you out of the dark, stone corridors where the only light comes from torches fixed to the wall. The last door you open lead to some crude walls, dug through the sediment. It seems reinforced with some stone masonry but the most distinctive feature is the layer of bones on the walls, form both human and pokemon origin.

More cultists are coming through the tunnels. Their leader is behind you. You're circled.

Preparing for not letting yourself get killed without fighting back, you take a step back and prepare to order Marshadow.

Your surroundings start to glitter. World turn in shades of gray for a second, then 2 pokemons you cannot identify blink from nothingness and get in fighting stance alongside to Marshadow.

The metal and yellow one and Marshadow stares at each other. The new pokemon then take a look at you. You fill the world distording around you. The next second, you're outside. It is night, the weather is not that cold for a late April night.

The lights of a town glimmer nearby. It is more of a small village than a real city so to speak.

>Walk toward the village
>Write in

Alright guys, you are out of the introduction. We'll really start the adventure now. How do you feel about my writing/the game so far? Sorry for various english mistakes, english is not my main tongue
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>>5015703
>>Walk toward the village
>Try not to be noticed

You're scene writing is pretty good. As for your english, the errors you do have look similar enough to normal typos that I assumed you just weren't reading your post outloud before sending it.
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>>5015703
>Walk toward the village
>Try not to be noticed
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>>5015717
>>5015733
Alright, roll
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Rolled 14 (1d100)

>>5015741
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Rolled 96 (1d100)

>>5015741
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Writing in
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>>5015703
>Alright guys, you are out of the introduction. We'll really start the adventure now. How do you feel about my writing/the game so far? Sorry for various english mistakes, english is not my main tongue

So far so good.
You should avoid railroading into conflicts and listen to anons when they want to use the resources available to them.
For one we should have been able to choose to rob the first cultist we defeated.
Good writing otherwise.

>Write in

I´m assuming it´s early in the morning or dusk.
We should hide in the shrubs near the village for now and try to observe from afar.
If we don´t see anyone affiliated with the cult that we know of we enter the town and ask for help.
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As you walk toward the village, you try your best to be as quiet as you can. Drawing attention from a wild pokemon could prove quite dangerous, as you're alone right now.

You are in some hills in the countryside. You're walking on a path, borded by tall grass. You can see a Rattata plunging forward to get back in the relative safety of the meadow while a Noctowl circling in the sky dive and manage to catch it.

On the road, you can see a long-hair silhouette standing. That person sports a lab coat, and doesn"t notice you, focusing on his ongoing battle with a sentret

"Budew, finish it wih disarming voice!"

The sentret collapse. The professor crouch and pet it, congratulating the pokemon for its victory.
The Budew is glowing, figuratively and then literally.

>Keep on watching
>Walk toward the village, unnotticed
>Go to talk with the man
>Write in
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>>5015792
>>Keep on watching

Observe from a hiding spot.
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>>5015790
Regarding railroading, I didn't wanted to spend too much time with the cult at the beginning. Now Purple's free, you are getting inside the open world. Will try to let you be creative for now.
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>>5015792
>>Go to talk with the man
Just you friendly neighborhood Purple. Nothing suspicious about us. Stalking you? Why I'd never.
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>>5015807
>>5015797
Alright, waiting for a tiebreaker. If nothing in 15 minutes, I'll roll for tiebreak
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>>5015792
>Go to talk with the man
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As you're walking closer, the evolution process come to an end. The silhouette you now identify as a long red-haired and red beard man, is taking notes on his pokedex.

"Ok, so this variant appear to evolve with high friendship during night... As expected to a baby-delta pokemon, the process is the same one that for the regular version, but with a twist."

(Part 1)
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As you walk clother, the professor lift his eyes toward you.

"Oh, I haven't heard you coming. Hello. I'm Professor Pommier. I guess you're a trainer from the league tour, right? I haven't seen you around in the village so far. How many badges do you got?"

>I'm not exactly a trainer, technically speaking
>Oh, I'm from the village, just the shy kind
>Ask for help regarding a cult performing sacrificial rituals on 18 year old girls
>Other (Write in)
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>>5015845
>>Ask for help regarding a cult performing sacrificial rituals on 18 year old girls
>I´m lost. Some strange pokemon saved me by taking me away from that place. Go into detail of our background since we don´t have much to go by regardless.
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>>5015845
>>I'm not exactly a trainer, technically speaking
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>>5015845
>Ask for help regarding a cult performing sacrificial rituals on 18 year old girls
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>>5015852
>>5015870
>>5015872
'Regarding the badge count... I'm at 0. I'm not really a trainer. Name's Purple'
You keep on, telling him about the strange pokemons, first the shadowy one, then the 2 other you saw only for a couple seconds.

You see the man, doubtful, fiddling at his pokedex for a few seconds.

"Alright. Forgive me for not believing you outright. It could have been easy for you to create this little story with all the cult rumors lying around. Throwing a couple mythical pokemons everybody on the region have seen shrines of was a over-the-top addition. But as my Pokedex doesn't indicate you possess any form of Trainer ID, and no missing person warrant fits your description, I'll believe you.
If you want, you can come with me at the field lab. I can provide you accomodations for the night,and help you register to the league.
Tomorrow I'm giving out the starting set to a few youngster of the village your age. If you want to join them, I can provide for you

>Accept the offer
>Decline the offer
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>>5015892
>>Accept the offer
>Ask about the cult rumors

Look Mom, we're famous!
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>>5015892
>Accept the offer
>Ask about the cult rumors
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>>5015898
>>5015906
"Thank you for your help, mister."
As he recalls his newly evolved pokemon, you start walking toward the nearby village.
"Excuse me, mister... What's that cult rumors you were talking about?
- Well, every regions get attacked now and then by some low life that band together, trying to achieve something. We have quite a few local nutjobs that are making quite a ruckus. The quite weak level of our trainers overall and until recently lack of a proper league system didn't helped.
First, we have Azad and the light's children. He claims he've been abducted by aliens, that taught him great secrets about life, universe and everything.
Then, the new movement caleld QuillAnons. They want to put back former president Roger Quilliot back to the government, although the guy retired out of old age. They blame everything on the new government.
Last, not sure if they are really a cult, but some people from a web forum called CasteliaStockExchangeBet reunite and figured out they could make quite an amount of money if they short stocks of selected companies and then physically mess with the supply chain.
We have our fair number of disappearance cases in the region, that people blame on some of them.

You reached the village. you walk down from north, cross the plazza. In the center, there is your usual pokemon center and shop, facing Arceus' cult big church and a collection of smaller shrines. Walking a bit past some houses, you reach the village outskirts. Amidst the farms, the professor leads you to a big building.

"Alright, a few things you need to know. You told me you're from Unova, right? Here, pokeballs are heavily regulated. You won't find any in shops. They work with your trainer card. RFID link, quite the nice bit of technology"
He takes out a camera
"alright, smile for your profile picture".

Regarding the card itself, it act as an ID, a bank account, and a safety device preventing people from stealing your pokemons.
There are 2 versions of the card : an injected chip kind, and a classical, plastic card.
I recommend the chip one, however some people are concerned about the privacy invasion."

>Draw in/Post pic of Purple
>Chose the Chip version
>Chose the Card version
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>>5015927
You are currently in the village in the middle of the map, near the stream, the mountain, the castle, with a road going north and another south-west.
Village is named Belloco
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>>5015927
>Choose the Chip version
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>>5015927
>>Chose the Card version
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>>5015942
+1 for the looks and a +3 to her cup size.

>>5015927
Normal card version (less tracking).

Clarify that our parents handed us over to this cult and we really need to warn others and stay away from grabbing attention.
If there's any way to change our identity or cooperate with authorities it would be good.
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>>5015950
>>5015947
>>5015942

The looks from >>5015942 is the approved one. I really dig it.

"I'll be more confortable with the card version"
While the professor finish making the card, you state out
"My parents where the one joining the cult. They then disapeared in the cloaked mass. I don't know if they are still members, still alive. Anything. We need to warn others. I don't want to attract attention, just cooperate fully with authorities.
-Don't worry. I'm somewhat linked with league officials, it's part of my job. Safest for you would be to join me as an assistant in my research team, but I don't want to coerce you and with the new laws you'll need a few badges for this kind of jobs anyway. Second safest would be getting your own team by joining the league circuit. As it just started, you should be able to manage other trainers and it's a good opportunity for you to grow quite a powerfull team.

Anyway, it's quite late. The professor offer you a quick snack, and show you to a room including its own bathroom and a bed. Rummaging through the lab's equipment, he finds you a backpack and clothes more adapated to field operations.

"Let me throw in a trouple ones for change. Sorry I can't do much more"

Once you're alone, fed and cleaned, it takes only a few minutes for you to drift asleep.

The rest of the night goes in a blink. Professor Pommier wakes you up, with breakfast ready.
"Alright. I'll need to prepare for the other ones. Once you're done with breakfast, go through that door", as he points with his finger.
"See you soon", he said by walking through the aforemention door.

>Take your time to breakfast
>Eat as fast as possible, then go through door
>Eat as fast as possible, then snoop around Professeur Pommier's stuff.
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>Snoop through the Prof's stuff WHILE eating breakfast
We're an innovator if nothing else.

>>5015983
>"Let me throw in a trouple ones for change. Sorry I can't do much more"

What's this supposed to mean?
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>>5015996
I suck at english, he gave you like 4 set of clothing.
A couple for 2, a trouple for three. Change is a mistranslation on my side of "spares".

Last update for now. I'll come back in 8-10 hours.
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>>5016010
Trouple is not a word and couple can mean two but can also mean a different but still not too high number.
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>>5016010
>a trouple for three
Tge word "Trpuple" is only used when talking about three person sexual relstionships. And even that's rare.

You normally use the word few to mean three items in is case.
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>>5016026
>making errors as I correct soneone
;_;

tl;dr
Don't use trouple. Use few instead.
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>>5015983
>>Take your time to breakfast
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>>5015996
>>5016120
Alright, we'll need a tie-breaker.
If nothing in 15 minutes I'll roll for it
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>>5015983
>Take your time to breakfast
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>>5016462
>>5016120
>>5015996

The idea of rummaging through the professor's files cross you while you take your time to eat an earthy Kalos breakfast : A glass of Oran berry juice, some Milktank's Choccy milk, bread and butter, with a chocolate croissant.
This stuff taste amazing : the cult were probably cutting a lot on food expanse. You finish your breakfast, noticing it took way more time than expected. You pass the door without any opportunity to check out professor Pommier's research.

5 young people around your age seems to be waiting while the professor is rummaging in a box in a corner of his lab.

First one is a tall, beautifull girl with pink hairs, and white cloth akin to a nurse outfit.

Second one is a young adult boy, a fit ginger sporting round glasses and a tank top.

Third one is a younger boy, probably in his late teen years. Tall, he looks clumsy and awkward. He is wearing a lab coat on top of blue jeans and T-shirt.

Fourth is an adventuring-geared girl with a haughty attitude.

Last one is the younger : a 15-ish year old bubbly girl, wearing among all things a propeller cap.

They all seems to wait for the professor to finish setting up things. The calm, decontracted silence strikes you as the one only possible if they know each other since childhood.

>Go to talk with one of them (Chose)
>Wait patiently for professor
>Write in
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>>5016477
>>Go to talk with one of them (Chose)
second one
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>>5016524
Talk to the junior nurse.
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>>5016524
>>5016535
Alright, we'll need a tie breaker
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Rolled 1 (1d2)

>>5016535
>>5016524
Rolling for tie break.
1 for the guy, 2 for the nurse.
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>>5016524
>>5016535
"Hello, you say while walking toward the handsome ginger guy
- Bonjour. On s'est jamais croisé, non? Je m'appelle Blaise
- Blaise, elle ne parle pas le Kalosien, elle vient d'Unova, professor Pommier clarifies as he keeps setting up his things
- Ah, Sorry. As I said, my name's Blaise. Nice to meet you."
Damn, he's got a thick accent.
"Purple, nice to meet you.
- Peurple? Well, it's an unusual name. Say, why do you start the league tour? On my side, I need the badges to get enrolled in the next level in university. I'm an Historian-geographer."

Professor Pommier stops the conversation. "Alright, enough chit-chat. Preparation's ready. (Part 1)
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"First, here's a pokedex for all of you.
This new version include cell phone. I already registered my number in case you need help or find something interesting.
Also, registered the emergency number for pokemon Rangers.
You can scan pokemons for getting informations : power level, typing, and more. You can also scan trainers to learn their identity, number of badges and current number of fight-able pokemons.
- Pardon professeur, mais pourquoi on parle Unovien? C'est normal de pénaliser 5 personnes pour une selon vous? The haughty girl said.
- Maxine, please. I know you all speak Unovian. It's elementary politeness.
- Enfin, c'est pas ju...
- Enough. You won the right to pick last.
Blaise, Clémentine, Lucas, I got the pokemon you requested.
He release 3 Pokemon : an Happiny, which he gives the pokeball to the nurse, a Scorbunny for the younger boy and a third one you can't indentify despite having memorized the whole Grand Pokemon Encyclopedia. It looks like a mix of Squirtle and Turtwig. You try to scan it with your shining new pokedex, which got you the result : "Delta Turtwig. Typing : Water/Ground. A new variant not well known yet.
Made from sand, the shell on its back hardens as it floats along the ocean's surface. As it dives, the shell softens. "
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"Alright, Lea, I know you want an Eevee".
Professor hands the Eevee to the propeller capped girl.

"Your turn, Purple. You can chose among those or also get an Eevee."

He released variants of the well known pokemons Bulbasaur, Squirtle and Charmander.

>Chose delta-bulbasaur (Psychic/Fairy)
>Chose delta-Squirtle (Dark/Fighting)
>Chose delta-Charmander (Ghost/Dragon)
> Chose Eevee (Normal)
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Choose delta bulbasaur
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As this is an important choice, I'll let the clock run more on this one
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>>5016564
>Choose delta-Charmander (Ghost/Dragon)
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>>5016564
>Chose Eevee

I hope you prepared the flying /rock/ fighting evees.
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>>5016580
I won't spoil.
Just, now that all regular, non legendary pokemons are findable more or less easily. Delta pokemons are way more rare. The main limitation will be pokeballs.
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>>5016564
>>Chose delta-Squirtle (Dark/Fighting)
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>>5016582
You best roll a d4 to choose. Our votes are completely spread out
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>>5016603
Completely.
Will leave it for 15 more minutes, if no clear tiebreak will roll for it
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>>5016608
Leave it be. It's too important for a tiebreaker roll.
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>>5016610
>>5016608
This also make sense, but I want to keep the quest rolling too.
I will keep the votes open a bit more. If some want to change their vote, feel free.
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Rolled 3 (1d4)

>>5016570
>>5016576
>>5016580
>>5016600

Rolling for tiebreak. Result will follow post order.
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>>5016624
Evee it is.
YAY 2 quests with an evee starter...
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The choice is hard. They all seems appealing in some way, but you settle on the charmander.
Professor Pommier give you the pokeball and explain how to link the unclaimed ball to your trainer ID.

Maxine : " Alright, easy one. Give me that delta-squirtle"

As the professor go and help her, your pokedex indicate :

Delta-Charmander. While the flame on its tail does not appear immediately after its birth, it burns more fiercely with age.
Level 5. Moves known : Scratch, Growl.

You see Maxine as she takes a look at her pokedex, the lower her eyes and avoid your gaze.

"Alright everybody, here is a Pokeball".
Everybody opens big, round eyes. That's right, the professor told you about this; in this region and the league tour, the easiest way to get pokeballs is by beating a league tour champion.

"I guess next step for you is to go catch a pokemon nearby, and try to challenge one of the two local champions. For your information, Purple, there is both a Normal and a Dragon Gym nearby. The Normal gym is not that far from where we met, on the northern part of the town center. Belloco is actually an association of small villages, Dragon gym is on the south-west at several hours of walking."

>Go outside and try to catch a pokemon
>Try to challenge someone
>Discuss with one of the other trainer
>Write in
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>>5016625
Sorry, meant "my post" order
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>>5016633
>>Discuss with one of the other trainer

Ask one of the friendly young men or the junior nurse if they had any recommendation where we could learn the local language.
We don´t want to be rude.

>>5016634
Yeah i mesed up too by celebrating early.
The starters look really creepy tho with the exception of that ninja turtle.
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>>5016633
Discussion with one of the other trainers
The handsome Blaise
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>>5016633
>discuss with the nurse
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>>5016637
>>5016640
You walk toward Blaise, hoping to resume the conversation, as Maxine storms out of the place.
"Alright, you're unfamiliar with the place, right? Let me explain the place around on the map.
So basically here the danger scales with how far away the main track you are : anybody with a little bit trained pokemon can go anywhere, but as soon as you step out of the main road, encounter become more and more dangerous.

Around the village, you can find Normal Pokemons, insect pokemons, and cattle. You can find around quite easily some Mareep, Ponyta, or Wooloos, to give you an idea. There's also some Lilipup, Houndooms, Growlith, Meowth, Skitty, or Purrloin.
You can find your usual Rattata and all variations, along with Pidgeot and a few other birds.
There's even a place where some friends told me they've seen some Eevees. This is of course not a complete list, your pokedex can indicate you how to find some more specifics ones.

Go west for 3 hours, then you'll be able to follow Silt river in a road borded by cliffs toward North and Velayswell. In the canyon there are Water pokemons, alongside with flying and rock.
Before road 1, the castle ruins countains some unusual pokemons too : ghost and knight-like but the place is a dangerous one

On the south, you can see the stream of the Silt River. The very pure water is home to a few rare water types. Don't expect to meet something like a Squirtle or a Mudkip, you'll have to go to the Vicwell's volcano lake on the top of the map for this ones.
On the East, the mountains are home to dragon pokemons. However, it is quite out of road and the danger augments really fast inside.

- Well, thanks for the details. Any idea where I could learn Kalosian?
- Don't worry too much about that, Maxine's a bitch, you're not rude for not knowing the tongue perfectly. Unovian is taught in schools nowadays, you won't have any trouble getting understood. Plus, I'm pretty sure you'll pick up on the language while on your quest, you seems to me as the smart kind.
Anyway, what do you want to do? On my side, I will train a bit and head toward the mountains"
The remaining trainers regrouped to listen to Blaise's lecture. He seems very knowledgeable about his stuff.
The nurse chime in
"Well Blaise, Can I tag along? I'd like to try get a dragon pokemon too"

>Go outside and try to catch a pokemon
>Try to challenge someone
>Discuss with the other
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>>5016645
>Go outside and try to catch a pokemon
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>>5016645
>Try to challenge someone
Nurse, besides it’s not the start of a journey without a battle
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>>5016647
>>5016649
Alright, we'll need a tie-breaker. Waiting for another vote
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>>5016645
>>Try to challenge someone
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>>5016645
>>Try to challenge someone
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>>5016647
>>5016649
>>5016652
>>5016655
You jump on the occasion to battle the nurse.
"Clementine, right? I'd like to battle you if you are ok with that"
"Sure thing, Peurpul"
Damn, it seems they all suck at saying your name.

"Here we go, Happiny!"

Let's go, Charmander!

>Scratch (roll 1D100)
>Growl (roll 1D100)
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Rolled 68 (1d100)

>>5016657
>>Scratch (roll 1D100)
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>>5016657
>Growl (roll 1D100)
Rolled 36
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Rolled 38 (1d100)

>>5016657
>Scratch
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>>5016660
You have to type it into the "Options" box. Try again
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Rolled 77 (1d100)

>>5016657
>Growl (roll 1D100)
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Rolled 51 (1d100)

>>5016657
>Scratch (roll 1D100)
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>>5016659
>>5016661
>>5016663
>>5016665
"Charmander, scratch!"
The hit connects, he definitely felt that.
"Happiny, pound!"
Happiny leaps forward and try to punch Charmender in the face. Alas, the normal attack failed against your ghost type.

"Ah, right. Normal can't touch ghost...
I concede", said Clementine as she recalls her pokemon.

The automatic trainer ID system wire you a chunk of her money.

"Well, I really have to cover that weakness as fast as possible I guess. Thanks for the lesson, I will try my best to get you next time! Blaise, let's go toward the mountain? By double-teaming, we can make it I think"
They go on their way, followed by Lucas
Lea comes toward you
"Nice one, I really dig the strategy of blocking someone and watch despair set on their eyes. Only thing you could have done better would have been lock her pokemon in... Alright, this is great inspirations for me, I know what I have to find." She leaves too

>Join Blaise and Clementine
>Join Lea
>Join Lucas
>Go on your own
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>>5016669
>Go on your own
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>>5016669
>Go on your own
Also give our new partner a pat for winning its first battle
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>>5016672
>>5016674
Well, time for you to jump in the adventure!
You pet a bit your charmender; it would be good to find him a name with more personality.

>Search for pokemons inside the village
>Head for the castle ruins
>Head for the Silt's stream
>Head for the HuchePointue Mountain (dragon grotto)
>Search for [Write in Pokemon] using your pokedex

>Write in charmander's nickname
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>>5016676
>Search for pokemon inside the village
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>>5016676
>>Search for pokemons inside the village
>Write in charmander's nickname
Chamy
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>>5016676
>Head for the Silt's stream
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>>5016677
>>5016678
>>5016679
>Search for pokemon inside the village
You directly head to the town's outskirt. Soon enough, You get jumped by a Patrat

>Fight
>Flee
>Write-in
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>>5016685
>Fight
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>>5016685
>>Fight
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>>5016698
>>5016700
I won't make you the affront to roll as it can't touch Chamy (feel free to either submit an other name or we'll roll with that one).
You make quick work of the rat. Your starter seems quite happy about that, and more confident and in synch with you than when you just met him
>Charmander reached level 6

What do?
>Keep looking for pokemon here
>Go to an other place
>Look for a specific pokemon (write in)
>Write in
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>feel free to either submit an other name or we'll roll with that one
Keep it Charmander. Nicknames are terrible.

>>5016703
>>Go to an other place
>Head for the castle ruins
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>>5016676
>Search for [Write in Pokemon] using your pokedex

Ponyta
We get a fire type and a good ride that way.
Make sure to catch a female one to avoid horse girl jokes.
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>>5016703
>Look for a specific pokemon (write in)

Again ponyta
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>>5016706
>>5016713
>>5016715
Alright, roll 1d46 and 1d100
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Rolled 13 (1d100)

>>5016716
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>>5016717
You forgot the d46
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Rolled 2 (1d46)

>>5016718
While you can roll any number of dice you can't roll two different types, so you roll 40 d100 if you wanted too but not 1 d100 and 1 d46
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Rolled 2 (1d6)

>>5016716
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Rolled 86 (1d100)

>>5016716
And the 100.
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>>5016721
You messed up, asked for d46
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Rolled 1 (1d2)

You walk around the village looking for a ponyta. You see one quite quickly, but the pokemon dash away as soon as it see you.

Running after Ponyta, you can see a Sentret, a Kricketot, a Grubbin and a Tailow that you startled.

>Engage Sentret,
>Engage Kricketot
>Engage Grubblin
>Engage Tailow
>Engage Ponyta

The roll is ponyta's gender. 1 is male, 2 is female
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>>5016733
>Engage Grubblin

Battery charger is good too.
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>>5016733
>>Engage Ponyta
Eye's on the prize.
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>>5016765
>>5016777
Alright, this is an important decision, waiting for tiebreaking vote
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>>5016733
>Engage Ponyta
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>>5016765
>>5016777
>>5016791
You decide to engage the Ponyta.
You'll have to defeat him if you want to capture him.
>Scratch(d100)
>Growl(d100)
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Rolled 43 (1d100)

>>5016797
>Growl(d100)
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>>5016797
>>Scratch(d100)
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Rolled 97 (1d100)

>>5016797
>>Growl(d100)
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>>5016800
>>5016825
>>5016832
The ponyta try to tackle the Charmander. It obviously failed.
On your side, Charmander used Growl. The ponyta seems fairly intimidated.

>Scratch
>Growl
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>>5016833
Once again, roll 1D100 with your attack
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Rolled 11 (1d100)

>>5016833
>>Scratch
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Allright, I'll update again in like 2 and a half hours.
For simple combat like this, I'll resolve several turns at once. You're rolling more for combat phases than individual attacks
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Rolled 48 (1d100)

>>5016833
Scratch
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Rolled 65 (1d100)

>>5016833
>Scratch
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>>5016875
>>5016857
>>5016836
The ponyta switch startegy and start using Ember. Meanwhile, Charmender claw him using scratch.
It takes you 5 round of this to get the ponyta down. Charmender is still standing, although very weakened. You feel lucky the ponyta wasn't higher leveled
>Capture the ponyta (Nickname)
>We'll catch something better
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Night time, See you in 8 hours
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>>5016933
>Capture the ponyta (Nickname)
Tencendur

Pokefrance afterall.
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>>5016933
>>Capture the ponyta
>Ponyta is fine.
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>>5016933
>>Capture the ponyta (Nickname)
no preference
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>>5016933
>>We'll catch something better
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>>5016974
>>5017066
>>5017068
you launch your pokeball on the weakened Fire pokemon. You hear the distinctive clicking sound

>Ponyta
>Male
>Level 5
>Tackle
>Growl
>Ember

He is not in fighting condition for now though. You wonder about a Nickname, but nothing conclusive comes to your mind.

"Hey"
Maxine walks with a determined look on her face.
"You. Me. Fighting right now."

It looks like she won't take "no" for an answer.

>Agree to fight
>Write in
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>>5017374
>Write in

You do see I just finished a wild battle right?
I need to heal my pokemon first.
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>>5017374
>You do see I just finished a wild battle right?
>I need to heal my Pokémon first.
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>>5017379
>>5017380
She looks at you like you are some kind of retard
"And you didn't even took a potion with you before setting out of town? Are you mentally impaired?
All right, for this time, I'm ok with waiting you outside of Poke Center. However, the fight will be One on One. Deal?"
>Accept the conditions
>Decline the conditions
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>>5017384
>Accept the conditions

I'm fine with that.
You are actually a nice person, sorry for not speaking Kalosian since I have some pretty bad circumstances that led me here.
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>>5017384
>Accept the conditions
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>>5017391
>>5017396
"I'm fine with that.
You are actually a nice person, sorry for not speaking Kalosian since I have some pretty bad circumstances that led me here."
She ignores you.
The pokemon center is 5 minutes away. it is pretty akward as she keeps walking a few meters behind you, and refuse to speak to you any more.
The poke center itself is quite desert. The nurse here seems to be beginning too.
Alright, not a strong pokemon culture here yet, you recall.
The nurse keeps fiddling with his machines, and give you your team back.
You thank him, and head back outside.
Maxine is waiting for you.
>Go, Charmender!
>Go, Ponyta!
>Wait, I have something else to do [write in]
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By the way, I forgot to tell :
Charmander level up to level 7!
He learned Twister!
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>>5017404
>>Wait, I have something else to do [write in]
I search for information about Maxine's pokemon to know its counters
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>>5017404
>>Go, Charmender!
GROWL !
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>>5017404
>Go, Charmender!
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Rolled 48 (1d100)

>>5017465
>>5017505
She released her delta-squirtle.
"Squirtle, Bite!"

Current roll is how efficient her attack is.

>Growl (dice+1d100)
>Scratch (dice+1d100)
>Twister (dice+1d100)
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Rolled 67 (1d100)

>>5017521
>Twister

We ought to be faster + flinch chance
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Rolled 83 (1d100)

>>5017521
>Twister
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Rolled 42 (1d100)

>>5017521
>>Twister (dice+1d100)
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Rolled 45 (1d100)

>>5017536
>>5017539
>>5017558
"Charmender, Twister!" you order.
Your pokemon gather his draconic powers and release an energy tornado. Thanks to the lizard's higher natural speed, the move hit the squirtle in the middle of its leap forward, stopping his attack.

Maxine frown. "Don't expect to keep getting lucky, scrub. Squirtle, bite again. And don't you date miss it this time"

>Growl (dice+1d100)
>Scratch (dice+1d100)
>Twister (dice+1d100)
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Rolled 95 (1d100)

>>5017565
>Twister
Circle him and fire it in his way
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Rolled 98 (1d100)

>>5017565
Supporting >>5017567
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>>5017567
>>5017576
"Charmender, Circle him and fire another twister anticipating its jump!"
The surnatural tornado hit once again. Charmander got a perfect timing, and managed to throw Squirtle on the exact same posture, hitting the same spots. This one definitely hurted a lot.

Maxine is fulming. She wipe out a potion, that she applies to her pokemon.

>Growl (dice+1d100)
>Scratch (dice+1d100)
>Twister (dice+1d100)
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>>5017586
>>Twister (dice+1d100)
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Rolled 56 (1d100)

>>5017588
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Rolled 28 (1d100)

>>5017586
>Twister
Same as before, keep moving and evade its bite.
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>>5017594
no bite to avoid this turn as she is using an object
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Rolled 43 (1d100)

>>5017589
>>5017594
"Charmender, Keep using Twister!"
While Squirtle is getting back in shape thanks to the potion, your hit connect.
Squirtle is a bit roughed out, and Maxine looks out of potions now. You'll need 2 or 3 hits to close it, depending if you manage to hit as strong as the last one.

"Squirtle, please don't dishonour us further and fucking bite him!"

>Growl (dice+1d100)
>Scratch (dice+1d100)
>Twister (dice+1d100)

Roll well, and I'll consider you close the fight as she have no more ways to fuck you up
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Rolled 60 (1d100)

>>5017607
>Scratch (dice+1d100)

Twister has worked well but if we keep doing the same thing she might come up with a counter
>>
Alright everybody, time for my daily training.
See you in 2 and an half hour
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Rolled 84 (1d100)

>>5017607
>Scratch
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Rolled 18 (1d100)

>>5017607
>Scratch (dice+1d100)
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Rolled 28 (1d100)

>>5017682
>>5017664
>>5017620
"Ok Charmander, Scratch!"
Your pokemon leap forward, and claws toward the enemy squirtle. The hit connect, although the impact seems to you way reduced in contrast to Twister.
Using the reduced distance, Squirtle land his bite. It definitely hurt a lot. Carmander won't be able to withstand a second one.

Maxine grins from ear to ear.
"Alright, Finish it with a second bite!"

>Growl (dice+1d100)
>Scratch (dice+1d100)
>Twister (dice+1d100)
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>>5017757
>Twister
Point blank
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Rolled 36 (1d100)

>>5017801
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>>5017801
You forgot to roll.
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>>5017805
I forgot to refresh.
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Rolled 72 (1d100)

>>5017757
>Twister (dice+1d100)
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>>5017881
>>5017801
The point-blank twister hit. However, looks like squirtle learned from his past mistakes. He dove through the hurricane, and land a second bite on your Pokemon.
Charmander is out, and get auto-recalled by the pokeball's safety system.

Maxine just recall her pokemon and leave you standing, as you're clearly not worth her time.

You're not really sure how to feel about that. You were really close to get them, but deeply feel like the fight was uneven.

Lucas get you out of your thoughts.
"Purpeul, right?
Don't be too hard on yourself. She did every dirty things she could. Remember at the lab? She tried to counterpick and jump right at your throat but figured out the squirtle had no way to hit you. So, she decided to grind until getting a dark-type move to try and shred you. She even bought a potion before running after you. Despite all that, you almost won. Her superiority complex might not like this."

While Lucas talks to you, Maxine finished what she was doing at the center.

"Ah, the nerd and the loser? Well, it's a match made in even considering one of you wasted a ball on a ponyta and the other on a rodent. I know everything I need, see you later when I use you to grind more experience, losers".
She then storm off South.

Welp, you're at the front of the poke center, no point to delay healing. The nurse have witnessed the battle, so he's not so surprised to see you again.
"Nice fighting, almost got her. Please, don't let her win anymore, everybody here knows she's a terrible human being, we'll all be happy to hear about her Majesty falling from grace".
Welp, at lest you feel a bit better.

Lucas, outside, try to grab your attention again.

What do?

>Discuss with Lucas
>Go train
>Go check out Normal Gym
>Go check out Dragon Gym
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Going to sleep, last update for the day
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>>5017895
>>Discuss with Lucas
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>>5017895
>Discuss with Lucas
No fucking around with Maxine, bros. Crush her every time we meet her until she quits and/or kills herself.
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>>5017961
No. We fix the crazy by being forcefully cuddly with her. We are going to momma bear her so hard she changes for the better just so we stop annoying her.
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You go toward Lucas.
"Ok, I think I figured it out. She probably went toward Mount Rushesgerbier to catch a Marill. That way, she got a correct option against both our fire-type, and it also cover your dragon and the probables dragons that Clementine and Blaise went to catch. Lea is too imprevisible, so I don't think Maxine will try to bother counterteam her too. Anyway, it's lunch time and my parents' home is nearby, wanna freeload?"
>Join Lucas for lunch
>Challenge Lucas
>Decline and go do [Write in]
>Ask Lucas [Write in]
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>>5018253
>Ask Lucas if he knows where we can Electric Types. Sure we need to get more 'balls first but that is still useful info
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>>5018253
>Join Lucas for lunch
As a sidenote, that one pokemon at the start isn't hiding in MC's shadow right now, is it?
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>>5018276
>>5018269
"Sure, lunch sound nice"
You follow Lucas toward his place.
First, you look in all shadows around, trying to spot if yesterday's new friend is around. Sadly, it doesn't seems so. You guess you'll have to find again the cult for that. With your new trainer experience, you know that ordinary cultists are way out of your reach for now, and no way you can take the leader before getting a full team and heavy, heavy training.
While walking, you ask him :
"Do you know where I can find an electric pokemon?
-Well... Around here, you could find Mareeps and grubbins. In the black woods, you can run into some Joltiks, and some Emolga near Aemilius' Overpass. I think there are some Toxtricity in Cagarig's swamp, but the bulk of them gather nearby Nuclear Plant of Krow-Hold, the number 9 town on your labelled Map.
You can also ask the professor, he have a good range of odd-typed versions of pokemons you know, but they won't come out for free."

While speaking, you reach his house. It's a huge, modern villa.
His mom welcome you in, and soon enough you're starting to eat alongside both his parents.
On the menu : Pasta with Arrokuda, cream and aromatic herbs.
Once again, it's delicious. Damn, people here really now how to pick their ingredients and turn them into great things. Dessert is Choclat Mousse, and it's great too.
You learn while chit-chatting that his father is a well-off local factory owner, specialized in transforming metals, while his mother tend the home. Lovely people.
After lunch, you head back outside.
"Ok, I'll go train a bit, we'll need stronger pokemon before taking out either of the gyms. Then, I think I'll head out toward another town, don't know which one yet, we'll discuss with everybody this evening. By the way, I'm pretty sure we'll all fight. Knowing Clementine, she'll want a rematch, so expect at least that."

>Let's train together
>Go train on your own
>Write in
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>>5018288
>>Let's train together
I don't imagine that squirtle learning many ranged moves, so having ponyta run while spewing flames would be a pain to deal with
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>>5018328
Even if I'll reward creative play, expect rules to follow cartridge game, with competitive aspect.
Like, Sleep clause is a thing in league tournament, but fair game against criminals. "friendly" fight is supposed to follow league rules.

TLDR : expect every opponent to play stealth rock and half turn in a not-so-far future
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>>5018288
>>Let's train together
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>>5018328
>>5018342
Allright, roll 4d46
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Rolled 15, 30, 64, 33 = 142 (4d146)

>>5018344
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Rolled 40, 34, 37, 11 = 122 (4d46)

>>5018344
sorry
mistype
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Rolled 15, 29, 44, 22 = 110 (4d46)

>>5018344
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You takes the whole afternoon training with Lucas. You met a subset of the local wildlife :
a Spinarak, a Caterpie, a Nidoran (male), a Growlith, a Mareep, a Combee, a Spearow and even a Stantler.

You also meet Lucas' pokemon : Grumpiny
The pokedex tag him as the "Strike" pokemon, and state he usually wield different Signs, trademark weapons of the pokemon.

With all that training,

>Charmander grows to level 10! He learned confuse ray
>Ponyta grows to level 9! He learned Tail Whip

All of this was made easier by teaming up with Lucas, which fighted his own set of pokemons.

Well, time to head back to the town.
At the poke Center, you meet again everyone, except Maxine. Blaise and Clementine seems to had a hard day, covered in bruises and cloth torns. However, it seems they are both statisfied judging by the light, although tired, smiles on their face.
Lea is idling, playing with her Eevee and her galarian Slowpoke.

Lucas raise his voice :
"Alright everyone, let's try out a couple fights?"
>Volunteer to fight [write in]
>Wait and see
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>>5018362
>Volunteer to fight Blaise
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>>5018362
>Volunteer to fight
I know jackshit about competitive play, try not to rely on me
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>>5018375
Hey, it'll be educative this way :)
Try to check pokemons "Tier list". Uber means broken, OverUsed are really really strong, UnderUsed are really strong.

Check out this plebbit post :
https://www.reddit.com/r/stunfisk/comments/q1wm1f/i_noticed_that_quite_a_few_folks_ive_seen_here/
And smogon tier list
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>>5018370
>>5018375
"Hey Blaise, let's start together!
- Alright. 2v2? Let's blindly chose our starting pokemon."

>Go, Chamy (Charmander)!
>Go, Tensendur (Ponyta)!
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>>5018397
>Go, Tensendur (Ponyta)!
needs practical experience
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>>5018397
>>Go, Chamy (Charmander)!
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>>5018400
>>5018406
We'll need a tiebreaker
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>>5018397
>Go, Tensendur (Ponyta)!
Always start with the lower level.
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>>5018459
>>5018406
>>5018400
"Go, Tensendur!"
"Go, Fantyrm!"
He send a Dreepy .
(level 10; Dragon/Ghost)

What do?
>Tackle
>Growl
>Ember
>Tail whip
As always, roll 1D100 With the attack
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>>5018492
>Ember
I suppose. Burn status will let twister stall whatever survives.
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Rolled 38 (1d100)

>>5018492
>Ember
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Rolled 86 (1d100)

>>5018492
>Ember
Praying for that lucky BRN.
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>>5018498
I'll need your roll to keep things moving, else I'll roll for you
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Rolled 96 (1d100)

>>5018498
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Rolled 10 (1d100)

>>5018498
>>5018545
>>5018568
>>5018577
>>5018498
>>5018545
>>5018568
"Tensendur, Ember!"
"Fantyrm, Infestation!"
Well, looks like ponyta is faster than Dreepy.
The hit even looks to burn him, impairing the offensive capabilities.

A few turns happens like this, only Dreepy switching to astonish. But the burn and the faster opponent finish him off.

On your side, Tensendur still got 1/3 of its Health. Infestation Damage over time contributed for the most part.

>Ponyta grew to level 10

"Well played, Peurple. Here we go, Turtwig!"
>Delta turtwig, level 7 Water/ground

What do?
>Tackle
>Growl
>Ember
>Tail whip
>Switch

Thanks to the good rolls, resolved the first pokemon immediatly with best outcome.
On an unrelated note, do you still enjoy the thread? You like the tone and way to manage it so far?
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>>5018581
>Growl
Maybe we can tank one extra hit with this.

There's all sorts of pokemon quests out there, and I've only read so many myself.

This is definitely one of the more by-the-books ones, aimed at people who ACTUALLY play pokemon.

That's not as bad a thing as you might think. I've seen players who claim to be pokemon fans vote for an ice move after seeing a steel attack.

Doing more than 1 turn per vote is definitely a good idea, but it's curious to see you sticking to the source system so strongly.
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>>5018492
Ember...
We dun goofed against a dragon type.
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>>5018591
I am not a competitive player myself, but I follow it since X/Y. So I have a lot of "dwarf-fortress fun" sets to show you guys. I hope I am not dimensionning the rivals teams to be too strong (Read : please guys I beg you to try to pick and build a really strong not-legendary team and feel free to make unrealistic type demands as I have some amazing variants and fakemons from several sources) but as a real intelligent human, I can roleplay more rival that actively counterpick or real adaptation; I hope it will be interesting.
Regarding roleplay, is that enough?
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Rolled 85 (1d100)

>>5018581
Tail whip
And watch out for ranged attacks while keeping out of the way.
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>>5018581
>Tail whip
Make them more vulnerable when they hit themselves.
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Rolled 28 (1d100)

>>5018634
Forgot the roll.
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Rolled 14 (1d100)

>>5018581
>Tail whip
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Rolled 67 (1d100)

>>5018591
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>>5018628
Either not effective Ember or not hitting normal moves, pick your poison.>>5018630
>>5018634
>>5018591

"Alright, Tensendur, tail whip!"
"Turtwig, Mud-slap!"

Ponyta dash forward, and tickle the opponent. Turtwig seems startled. it hit the ponyta, but the hit seems underpowered. Ponyta is still standing, although barely.
What do?
>Tackle
>Growl
>Ember
>Tail whip
>Switch
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By the way, first time I'm QM-ing, when should I start a new thread?
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Rolled 97 (1d100)

>>5018676
>Tail whip

>>5018682
Usually when this is in autosage and hits page 10
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Rolled 68 (1d100)

>>5018682
Keep the thread alive until you are close to the bump limit.

>>5018676
Tackle
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>>5018676
>Tail whip
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Rolled 27 (1d100)

>>5018692
Roll, I'm writing update
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Rolled 18 (1d100)

>>5018693
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Rolled 44 (1d100)

>>5018683
>>5018687
>>5018692
"Tensendur, Another tail whip!"
"Turwig, keep using mud slap!"

You ponyta manage to hit a last tail whip before getting down. He was barely standing, after all.
"Go, Chamy!"

>Growl (dice+1d100)
>Scratch (dice+1d100)
>Twister (dice+1d100)

With correct choice and roll, you'll close next input
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Training time, see ya in 2 and an half hour
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Rolled 22 (1d100)

>>5018696
>Twister
is there a reason to use Scratch right now?
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Rolled 94 (1d100)

>>5018696
You forgot a move, QM.
>Confuse Ray
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Rolled 63 (1d100)

>>5018713
Doubly lowered defense on turtwig.

>>5018696
Confuse ray

Then if it hurts it self follow up with a

Scratch
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>>5018726
>>5018720
Thanks for reminding me

That happened. Charmy confuse ray the turtwig, following up with scratch. The lowered-defense turtwig quickly collapse after a couple rounds of this treatment, including one on it's own
>Charmander level up to level 11

Bystanders a crowd made of, your new friends and some of the villagers, cheers on you, although congratulating Blaise for fighting well too.

After a on and off on poke center, you assit to the match of Lucas vs Lea.
"Alright, boss, let me prove worthy of your strats!" Lea said while giving you a thumb up
Lea's team, made of Eevee and a galarian Slowpoke (where in the hell did she found a galarian Slowpoke?). Sadly, she looks bothered by her limited movepool, and Lucas win without too much difficulties.

Clementine steps forward.
"Ok Peurpul, you owe me a rematch. Ready?"

>Accept [Write in pokemon]
>Decline
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>>5018856
>>Accept [Write in pokemon]

Start with Charmander this time (we did heal up right?).
OP if you don´t mind i´ll draw up ghost/bone themed evolution for the Charmander line, you can decide if you want to green-light my designs.
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>>5018878
Of course, have fun drawing them.
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Night time, keeps vote coming for tommorrow.
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Here it comes OP.

>Delta Charmeleon also known as bone eating drake.
>They feed on the bones of their prey and gradually generate a layer of protective bone plates forged by their inner flames that cote their limbs and head.
>Their bulky ape-like physique makes them excellent climbers and mobile even in difficult terrain while also physically much stronger and tougher than their regular counterparts, this does come at the cost of their ability to make swifter movements.
>Because their diet mainly consists of bones they were a favorite hunting companion of Kalosian nobility since ancient times.
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>>5018856
>Sure
>Charmy
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>>5018933
Creative take, however it doesn't fit the stats of the quite fast and heavy hitter not-so-bulky it should become
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>>5018878
>>5019118

"Sure thing, Clementine.
Charmy, I chose you!
-Go, Gible!"

>Growl
>Scratch (dice+1d100)
>Twister (dice+1d100)
>Confuse Ray (dice+1d100)
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>>5019282
>Twister (dice+1d100)
I assume we outspeed it, otherwise we could confuse and hope its strong attacks whiff
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>>5019284
You will generally not know about speed tier before first attacks
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Rolled 55 (1d100)

>>5019282
>Twister (dice+1d100)
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Rolled 93 (1d100)

>>5019282
>Confuse Ray
Status first.
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Rolled 77 (1d100)

>>5019282
>Twister
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Rolled 85 (1d100)

>>5019282
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>>5019284
>>5019311
>>5019315
>>5019314
"Charmy, Twister!
Gible, Sand Tomb!"
You outspeed him, and hit quite strong. He retaliates with sand tomb, dealing a fair amount of damages. However, gible couldn't withstand the second hit

>Charmy grow to level 12

"Alright, I guess I have to concede again, as happiny can still not deal with your Charmander. Guess I'll have to train hard for next time" She smiles and winks at you.

Maxine appear far on the road.
"Ok guys, I think she got a marill to try and counter team all of us. Well, I won't agree to fight her for now"
The other ones seems to agree with Lucas.

"Alright, suckers. Who wants to fight?" say Maxine as greetings.

>Agree to fight her
>Refuse to fight her
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If you fight, [write pokemon]
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>>5019324
>Refuse to fight her
Nah bitch, we'll be on our way.
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No seriously, let's go look for more Pokemon for the Gym.
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>>5019324
Sorry Maxine I already lost to you today so I can't.
I want to focus on letting my pokemon learn new moves.

(have Ponyta learn Flame Charge and Charmander learn Breaking Swipe)
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>>5019334
Maybe get a Joltik.
That way we have a fast electric type and bug pokemon with string shooting utility.
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>>5019334
>>5019339
Remember the heavy limitations on pokeballs?
You won't get a new pokeball until clearing a gym.
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>>5019344
Oh, then let's get going to the Normal Gym.
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>>5019331
>>5019335
"Sorry Maxine I already lost to you today so I can't."
"Sorry don't sorry Maxine, I won't"
"Well, you insulted me earlier, so I won't do you a favor"
"Got my share of combat today, not looking for more"
"Sorry, dumb-dumb; my sets are not ready yet"

She storms off, looking pissed. Oh, well.

You talk about going to the gym to the group.

"Well, it's too late for this today. Yves got to care about his cattle after all, and we won't make it toward Babeth's place before night is set, say Blaise.
By the way, we are all planning to go home tonight, what's your plan?
>Go back to the professor's lab
>Ask one of them for hospitality
>Spend the night in the church
>Write-in
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>>5019350
>Go back to the professor's lab
Ask him if he's verified anything on the cults
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>>5019350
>Go back to the professor's lab
Might as well.
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>>5019350
>Write-in
Pokémon centers are usually doubling as lodging for new trainers. Is it different here? Otherwise I have no plan.
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>>5019358
Due to the high amount of faith and religious building in the region, travellers usually use the churches as a crash point. The league circuit have been created a few months ago, so the new trainer needs thing is only rising recently. Nothing that peoples' hospitality and churches' public service can't manage.
>>5019353
>>5019356
You chosed to go back to the lab. You say goodbye to your new friends, promising to meet again the next morning. The professor welcolmes you with a big smile.
"Hello Purple, how was your first day?
Regarding staying here, I'll go back to my team's lab at Clerk-Mountsmith tomorrow, so I'm afraid you won't be able to stay here anymore after this night."
You tell him about the day.
"Well, your pokemons seems to have already grown a fair bit, you should be ready for 1st level gyms. Although, I'd advise you to try to get a stronger species one with your next ball. Else, you might seriously struggle".
You follow then on asking him about the cults.
"Well, not much more on my side. A little bit of digging tells me that Azad from the light children's sect had his big faith reveal on the mountains not so far from Clerk-Mountsmith. Regarding what you told me, you were probably in a town with medieval undertown. Three town are known for their underground : Velayswell, Clerk-Mountsmith and Frameson. "

"Ah, and before I forgot, if you manage to bring me some pokemon I've never seen before, I'll gift you one of my research specimen. I'll explain you exactly what I'm doing and what I've got then."

>Keep talking about [write in]
>Go to bed
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>>5019403
>Keep talking about [write in]

I'm worried about that cult targeting the girls while we travel.
They've so far targeted and recruited foreigners to keep a lid on their activities but with many new trainers traveling around unsuprevized I think they will try to get their hands on them.

Try and reiterate what you remember the cult believes in or what it preaches.
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>>5019403
>Talk about what qualifications their sacrifice might need to be
>Ask where you can get a saddle
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>>5019417
>>5019420
"I'm worried about that cult target the defenseless youth while we travel.
They've so far targeted and recruited foreigners to keep a lid on their activities but with many new trainers traveling around unsuprevized I think they will try to get their hands on them.
Their sacrifice must be "pure vessel", don't remember much more than just a shell without memories, hence the use of Gengar for memory cleansing"
Professor Pommier take a couple second to think.
"Well, we already try to group new trainers so they can keep an eye on each other, so of anything happens at least we know where. Pokedex have included location tracking too, so coordinates record are definitely an option to track and find anyone missing. Not much more on my side for now, as I said."

The meal is simple tonight : vegetable soup, with Milktank's cheese and a bowl of berries for dessert. Professor Pommier gave your pokemon type-specific and egg-group specific food, that they ate with great enthusiasm. You'll definitely need some at the PokeShop. Speaking of supplies...
"Do you know where I can find a saddle?
- Well, you can always ask Yves, he knows his leatherwork. "

After a bit of chit-chat, time for bed.
A good night of sleep and a solid, breakfast later, you feel ready to take on with the day.

You join the other on the village's plazza. Blaise looks sharp, you suspect he have woke up early and done some light training. Clementine is splendid, Lucas is still sleepy and Lea seems as full of energy. Maxine is also there, also standing a few meters apart.

>Alright, let's challenge Yves' Normal Gym!
>Alright, let's challenge Babeth's Dragon Gym!
>Alright, let's keep training!
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>>5019441
>Alright, let's challenge Yves' Normal Gym!
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>>5019441
>>Alright, let's challenge Yves' Normal Gym!
if we win, we could get the best saddle
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>>5019441
>Alright, let's challenge Yves' Normal Gym!
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>>5019444
>>5019455
>>5019456
You head toward a big farm with the rest of the group.
A big man, with a round belly, is rounding together some Milktank with a Tauros among them. A few pokemon is following him, as he released them and
WHAT THE HELL IS THAT MONSTER
a huge ghost, towering at an impressive two and a half meters. Your pokedex struggle to get a definition :
?????? Very lazy. Just eats and sleeps. If you feel a sudden chill. It may be trying to lay a curse on you. (Normal/Ghost)

>Engage the champion first
>Let one of your friend challenge first
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>>5019464
>Engage the champion first
I mean if he's gonna pull out ghost types, we may as well get our thing going first.
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>>5019464
>>Engage the champion first
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>>5019470
>>5019493
"Excuse me, Mister Yves?
We... We'd like to challenge you for the normal badge"
The ghost is grinning at you. Your pokedex screen flickers, and indicate a level of 58. Or is this 61? No, 59... It keeps moving around. You gulp a bit loudly.
"Snorgax, come back. Don't let him impress you too much, lass. You won't face him today, after all you kids are just starting.
It's a present from Professor Pommier. I have to admit his research produce some direct, interesting, tangible results. We might have a chance to get the country back on its feets thanks to men like him."
"So, how does champion challenges work exactly?"
"We scale our pokemons level and team according to the amount of badges you already got. 2V2 for beginners, scaling to 6V6.
Win, and you'll get the badge, a pokeball and a few goodies. Lose, and you can't challenge the same champion until you have tried versus all the others. Now, let me 5 minutes, we'll do it here and now. Would be a shame to miss on that amazing weather"

He sends out a couple of his pokemons to manage the cattle, a pyroar and a heliolisk.

He goes back inside his gym/farm and get back out holding 2 poke balls.

"Alright. Launching at the count of 3. No item allowed; good luck"

>Go, Tensendur!
>Go, Charmy!
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>>5019500
>Go, Tensendur
Better save Charmander
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>>5019500
>Go, Tensendur!
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>>5019500

>Go, Tensendur!
Trying to get a feel for how common ghost are at the start. considering we saw one of our pals get one, I'd say he's got some sort of punish for trying to be smart at the start.
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>>5019500
>>Go, Tensendur!
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>>5019507
>>5019518
>>5019520
>>5019525
"Go, Tensendur!"
"Go, Stufful" (level 12)

>Tackle (dice+1d100)
>Growl
>Ember (dice+1d100)
>Tail whip
>Switch
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Rolled 76 (1d100)

>>5019530
>Ember (dice+1d100)
burnnnn
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Rolled 28 (1d100)

>>5019530
>Ember
Praying for a burn.
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Rolled 41 (1d100)

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>>5019542
>>5019543
"Alright, Tensendur, Ember!"
The hit connect quite well, as Stufful's fur set ablaze, although the fire is short-lived.
"Stufful, Tackle!"
The hit connect quite well, but you did more damages than him.
A couple turns later, Stufful's down.
>Tensendur raised to level 11
He still got around 40% of its HP.

Yves nodes.
"I think I saw you running around to catch your ponyta, you raised the foal quite well. Go, Starly!"

>Tackle (dice+1d100)
>Growl
>Ember (dice+1d100)
>Tail whip
>Switch
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>>5019548
>Switch
It might know a flying move, but odds are better for an autowin with this. Twister is also going to work either way
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>>5019548
>Switch
Can't keep having our Pokemon go 1:1.
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Rolled 69 (1d100)

>>5019554
>>5019555
"Starly, quick attack" order Yves, as you say
"Enough Tensendur, Charmy it's your turn!"
The hit miss.

>Growl
>Scratch (dice+1d100)
>Twister (dice+1d100)
>Confuse Ray (dice+1d100)
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Rolled 2 (1d100)

>>5019567
>Twister (dice+1d100)
do we need to switch it up?
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>>5019568
>do we need to switch it up?
I don't get it
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>>5019573
I was asking the other players if there's a need to use scratch or if there's any benefit to debuffs at all.

also, ouch that roll
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>>5019577
Good news : bad roll are not that important, as in cartridge the global strat have more impact.
High roll can be a crit or trigger secondary effects. Bad rolls means low on the curve of smogon's damage calculator, or miss when not using perfect accuracy.
A 2 on confuse ray for example would mean the opponent would snap out of confusion in 2 turns without inflicting any damages to itself
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Rolled 60 (1d100)

>>5019567
>Twister (dice+1d100)
I was >>5019507 BTW
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Rolled 47 (1d100)

>>5019567
>Confuse Ray (dice+1d100)
Always pile the Statuses on in a 1v1.
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>>5019597
>>5019568
>>5019609
"Alright, Charmy, twister!"
"Starly, Wing attack!"
Even though your pokemon is faster, Yves' starly hit a little bit stronger. After 3 round, your charmander collapse. Starly is on the verge of passing away too.

"Go, Tensendur!"
>Tackle (dice+1d100)
>Growl
>Ember (dice+1d100)
>Tail whip
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Rolled 73 (1d100)

>>5019632
>Tackle (dice+1d100)
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Rolled 68 (1d100)

>>5019637
What are you doing?

>>5019632
>Ember
We need the STAB.
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>>5019654
oh, I forgot about stab. Is there any difference in accuracy tho?
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Rolled 28 (1d100)

>>5019632
>Ember
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Rolled 13 (1d100)

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>>5019676
>>5019668
>>5019654
>>5019637
"Starly, quick attack!"
"Tensendur, ember!"
Starly hit your pokemon quite hard. Tensendur is hardly standing (10%)

However, your ember is enough to finish the opponent.

>Tensendur grows to level 12
Congratulation! you won against Yves!

"Good match, lass. Come inside. Others, I'll be ready in 10 minute for the next opponent".

You follow Yves inside is "formal" gym.
"Alright lass, first reward is the official gym badge. Pin it on your scout sash or whatever, it's automatically registered on your ID anyway. Second, here is a pokeball. Use it well.
Third, you can get a Z cristal or mega-stone. You'll get Z brace with your 5th badge, and your key stone with your 6th.
In addition, I will also give you a TM of a normal type move.

>Request Normazelium Z
>Request other Z crystal or mega stone (Write In)

>Request Sword-dance TM
>Request Return TM
>Request Substitute TM
>Request [Write in normal TM]

"Ok girl, is that everything?"
-Actually, I would like a saddle for Tensendur, I heard you were proficient with leatherwork, could you do something for me?
-For sure, it will take me around half a day though, and I'll deal with it after finishing my business with your friends.
Oh, and by the way, if you need another TM or stone, you can always rematch a champion. We adapt our teams for your level. Just try to be reasonable in the sollicitation amount."

>Stay to watch your friend matches
>Go hunt your new team member
>Go train
>Write in


Congrats on your victory, it was not a freebie fight. Not as hard as Maxine, but not autowin too.
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>>5019697
>Request [Write in normal TM]

Secret power

Camp-hideouts + terrain manipulation go
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>>5019697
>Go train

Try to teach new moves to our pokemon.
Flame Charge for Ponyta.
Breaking Swipe for Charmander.
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>>5019732
Move are autolearned, or taught with TM or tutor so training can be for level or EV
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>>5019725
>>5019732
You also miss a Z crystal/Mega stone choice
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>>5019733
OK the speed EV training for both.
As for the stone I pick the starter megastone.
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>>5019752
Ok, my bad.
>Request other Normal Z crystal or Normal mega stone (Write In)
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what was the next pokemon you guys were angling for? Electric bug? I'm looking at TMs for ponyta, and I'm seeing Play Rough for fairy.

There's also flying, grass, and fighting, but next gym is dragon.
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>>5019760
There are as much gyms as types, so if you don't want to deal with dragon for now (or never), you can. The point of lots of scaling gym is allowing you to go wherever you want to build the team of your dreams. All non-legendary pokemons are findable on the map.
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>>5019755
Anon the only normal megas are:
>Pidgeot
>Khangaskhan
>Loppuny
>Audino

Unless you have something to pull out like mega Persian or the like you should state it more clearly.
Z Crystal then since it isn´t limited to normal types.
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>>5020134
I actually have Mega-Eevee in addition.
This choice is not that important as you can come back later to challenge Yves again if you figure out you need an other TM/Mega Stone/Specific Z crystal
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>>5019725
>>5019732
>>5019760
>>5020134

You chosed the Secret power TM, and the Normalium-Z crystal.

Well, time to go training. You wave at your friends, wishing them good luck. After going through Poke Center, and getting congratulated by the Nurse for getting the badge (He even gave you a mug of hot chocolate while healing your team, what a sweety), you head out to go train. Some kids are playing on the plazza, probably recess as you can see the priest teaching them is supervising play time.

You go back to the town's outskirt. This morning will be dedicated to speed training. You release both your pokemons, make them work on sprints, lateral jumps, backdashes and reflexes.

>Roll 2d20
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Rolled 3, 20 = 23 (2d20)

>>5020481
EZ nat 20s.
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Rolled 15, 14 = 29 (2d20)

>>5020481
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Rolled 9, 9 = 18 (2d20)

>>5020481
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>>5020493
>>5020489
>>5020488
Tensendur makes quite good progress. However, it's nothing compared ti Charmy, who understood everything perfectly and seems fairly more nimble once the training is done.
And like that, morning is gone. You head back to the village place, where all your friends and Maxine managed to get their normal badge. You go back to Yves for the saddles, mouthpieces, stirrups, snaffles, harnesses and various reins needed for a complete harnessing of your Ponyta.
While he finish crafting everything, his wife invites you for lunch : Bunnelby with Hunter's sauce and some home-grown berries.
Yves then explain you how to set up the whole thing on Tensendur, although warning you he's still a little small for this.

Heading back to the village plazza, your friend grab your attention as soon as they see you.

"Ok, Peurple, basically we have 2 main choices : Clementine and Lucas would like to go south-west, toward Aemilius' overpass, home of lot of flying-type pokemons. On my side, and Lea's agreeing with me, I'd like to go North toward Velayswell, cross the dark woods and then go to Clerk-Mountsmith.
There is a bug Gym at Velayswell, Psychic and Fire at Clerk-mountsmith.
If you go south, there are Dark and Ghost gyms at Frameson, or Electrick and Fly at Pinktown.
As we're tied, your choice will indicate were we all go, although we can split for a little bit of time.

>Go South
>Go North
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>>5020509

>Let's head south first.

Also the proffesor suggested to move in groups of at least two to not get easily targeted by criminals.
Maxine that includes you, even if you move on your own please at least stay in contact with us via the phone function of your pokedex in case something happens.
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>>5020509
>Go North
I like the idea of dark woods.
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>>5020520
>>5020517
It mostly depend what you want next in the team. The electric spider can be found in the dark woods for example
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>>5020509
>Go North
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>>5020517
>>5020520
>>5020552
You decide to head North. Well, first you stock up on travel gear, pokemon food, a couple potions and other essentials. You start to all head together west for a couple hours to join main road, when the group splits. Lucas and Clementine head South towards Aemilius' pass, promising you they will send on the Pokedex group Chat updates frequently and go meet you at Velayswell.
Blaise also stops at the castle ruin, talking about catching one specific pokemon there.
Lea and you engage on Road 1. It's the canyon of the Silt river, featuring fresh water pokemons, ground, rock and a few flying types.

Lea go on her own hunting her next team member. Your pokedex localisation tells you Maxine is nearby, although out of sight. What do?

>Make progress for the day, setting up a camp for the group
>Search for pokemon for fighting
>Search for a new team member [Write in]
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>>5020566
>Make progress for the day, setting up a camp for the group

Teach Secret power to our pokemon and have them help.
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>>5020566
>Make progress for the day, setting up a camp for the group
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>>5020570
I just thought of something, while joltik is an interesting choice it's gonna have 4x weakness to rocktype moves, which is gonna be a problem with stealth rock
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>>5020568
>>5020570
That happen.
during the day, you see quite a bit of wildlife. Some pidgeot, spearows, and you spot afar a mandibuzz in the sky. A couple digletts, a gligar in the cliffs alongside geodudes and a skiddo.
In the river, you spot some Poliwag and Magikarp, a couple barboach and a band of woopers.

When you made good distance, you notify your position on the chat group and dig up a camp site in the mountain, with both your pokemons helping using their new move, and the gear you bought. Miniaturisation technology of pokeballs are widespread for everyday objects, so you are able to set up a quite cozy camp site.

While you cook dinner, Lea came into the camp spot, all muddy but widely grinning. She got her prize : a Dunsparce. You're not sure how you feel about that. She tells you she got the substitute TM, and she wants to go to Plant gym as soon as possible.
A bit later, Maxine get inside the camp, snobbing you a bit.

>Roll for your cooking skills
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>>5020582
wrong calculation, bug/electrik got a simple weakness to rock type.
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Rolled 6299 (1d9999)

>>5020591
clearly this girl who has been imprisoned her whole life knows how to cook edible meals!
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>>5020596
Please roll on d100.
Well, if this wasn't clear for now, I like food and feel it's a good way to make the story feels lively.
I hope I can make the player hungry somehow
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Rolled 79 (1d100)

>>5020598
I was hoping to roll for some eldritch number, a shame
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Rolled 80 (1d100)

>>5020591
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>>5020599
>>5020606
You decided to make a stew after setting up camp.
Using stream water, salt, vegetable, and good chunk of meat you make a hearty meal.
Your pokedex pings, and Clementine and Lucas indicate they won't join you before at least a week. Oh well, you made too much but it's even better when warmed up a second time.
After giving the 2 other girl their serving, Blaise show up with his new companion : a Rookidee.

a few minutes later, it seems like your cooking attracted a fair bit of wild pokemons.
On the bird sides, there is Starly and Fletchling.
On the ground side, Swinub and Sandile shows up.
On the rock side, Geodude, Larvirar, rolycoly and roggenrolla.
A Corphish crawled up from the river thanks to the good smell.

What do?
>Give a little bit of food to all the pokemon
>Fight them for that sweet, sweet XP
>Perfect opportunity to catch one of them! [Write-in]
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>>5020620
That's a lot of them.
>Give a little bit of food to all the pokemon
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>>5020620
>Give a little bit of food to all the pokemon
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>>5020639
>>5020641
You share the leftover with the flock of pokémons. They feast then all start to disperse

Maxine grumble : "this is too good of an opportunity" and engage the Fletchling. Welp, looks like she's trying to build up to face Insect and Plant gyms.

Lucas and Clementine update you about their position. They found an okay camping site and should reach their destination by tommorrow.

>Go to bed early
>Discuss with [write in] about [write in]
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>>5020661
>try out the saddle, but don't ride. Just see if it's comfortable and hang out with your pokemon.
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>>5020661
Supporting >>5020670
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>>5020661
>>trying to Discuss with Maxine about her dreams for the future
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>>5020670
>>5020673
>>5020680
You release your pokemons.
Welp, time to try out Tensendur's stuff.
You gear him up with saddle and all the other fabric and leatherwork. It's a bit big for him, but with the rythm he's growing, you might try to ride him in a couple days if you keep up with the hard training. It's amazing how fast a fighting pokemon grows.
After unequipping him, playing with both your pokemon and grooming them a bit, you go toward Maxine which is making her pokemons train against each others.
"Say, Maxine, why are you training for?
- Getting stronger, obviously."
Wow, this is surprising, she didn't snubbed you. Maybe the food worked on her too.
"Well, I was thinking long term
- We are on the league championship tour. Wouldn't make sense not to try seriously to win it. With the new government's politic, lots of door opens up to very good trainers. So my goal is to become the very best of the region. Now, excuse me, but you're delaying my training".
It was almost nice of her.
Welp, time to go to bed. Blaise and Lea are chatting softly in a corner.

After a good, albeit a bit cold, night, you all wake up, make a quick breakfast and set up camp. Lucas and Clementine text you they are also fine, even though their camping spot was not as nice. The ones sharing your camp definitely owe you one. You should reach next town in the afternoon, lunch if you go fast. Your friend split up to train on the road.

What do?
>Rush next town
>Search for pokemon for fighting while walking
>Search for a new team member [Write in]
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>>5020687
>>Search for pokemon for fighting while walking
hoping to face a bug/electric type like Galvantula
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>>5020687
>Search for pokemon for fighting while walking
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>>5020692
For Galvantua, you'll have to go toward Dark woods.
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Busy afternoon, update when I can, sorry for this
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>>5020700
>>5020692
Alright, roll 2d4. Tell me which pokemon you prioritise training one.
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Rolled 4, 3 = 7 (2d4)

>have an option that is literally called "Search for a new team member"
>choose the grinding option anyway
Why?

>>5020760
Charmy.
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>>5020772
The hive mind seams set on getting a Joltik as next pokemon, you'll have to finish this road and dive into Blackwoods for him though.
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Rolled 1, 4 = 5 (2d4)

>>5020760
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>>5020772
>>5020789
You decide to fight while walking. Not travelling quite as fast, but still staying close to the road while grinding, your pokemon makes quite a good progress fighting against the same stuff you met yesterday.

>Tensendur grows to level 15. He learned flame charge
>Charmander grows to level 16. He learned Shadow sneak.
> What? Charmander is evolving?
> Congratulation! Charmander evolved into Charmeleon

You make it to Velayswell. After one more turn on a canyon road that counts too many to track, mountains split up into a huge, around 4 km radius bowl. At the middle of the bowl, 2 rocks stands a couple hundred meters on top of the valley beneath. You can see on top of one rock a huge Mew Statue, towering over the town as a guardian, and see a shrine on top of the other one. Among houses and other building, it seems to you there are almost a hundred of churches, ranging from shrines to an imposing cathedral near the Mew statue. For big town like this, there are multiple pokemon centers, with some near to all town entrances. After a quick refresh on your team, and notifying the group you're well and in one piece, you bump into Blaise.
"Hey Peurple. Just so you know, I'm studying here, so I've got a flat. You guys can crash for a couple weeks if you need. Let me notify others".
Well, that gives you an option for tonight. There is still some good daylight, what do?

>Go train on Road 1, let's grind some more
>Go toward Black woods, find a [write in target pokemon] for the team
>Visit the town
>Write-in
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>>5020858
I see this charjabug thing, looks pretty cool. We don't need ALL speedy units.
>Go toward Black woods, find a [write in target pokemon] for the team
Charjabug
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>>5020858
>Go toward Black woods, find a Joltik for the team
It's cute and small and zappy.
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>>5020929
>>5020942
As it's an important decision, will wait for at least 1 or 2 more inputs
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>>5020950
Joltik
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>>5020950
Joltik
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Also OP please post a summary of nature/ability and moves our pokemon have.
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>>5021015
>>5021002
>>5020942
>>5020929
Alright, roll.

Regarding Nature, they all start as serious and some specific training switch that to your desire.
Regarding IV, they are all at 31.
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Rolled 55 (1d100)

>>5021050
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>>5021019
Ability of Ponyta : Flash Fire/
Ability of Charmander : Spirit Call (ghost type Overgrow)

There will be ways to switch ability to other one/ hidden ones
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>>5021063
So we should get a fire-weak pokemon as bait for ponyta, and charmy here really needs a ghost move
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Rolled 96 (1d100)

>>5021050
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>>5021077
Shadow sneak : Am I a joke to you?
>>5021059
>>5021108
You manage to go toward woods, get in and find a Joltik quite easily after stepping out of the road for 20 minutes.

>Joltik, Female
>Level 15

>Go, Tensendur
>Go, Charmy
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>>5021114
>Go, Charmy
oh right. I keep thinking it was the charmander that got the fire move
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>>5021114
>Go, Tensendur
Let's keep them up together.
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Rolled 94 (1d100)

>>5021114
>Go Tensendur
. Flame Charge
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>>5021119
>>5021142
Alright, roll for attack,
>>5021172
Vote accepted
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Rolled 35 (1d100)

>>5021431
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>>5021435
you forgot to pick a move.
Reminder :
Moveset :
>Tackle (dice+1d100)
>Growl
>Ember (dice+1d100)
>Tail whip
>Secret Power (dice+1d100)
>Flame charge(dice+1d100)
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Rolled 1 (1d100)

>>5021452
>Tackle
A super-effective STAB would probably kill.
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>>5021453
Huh.
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>>5021453
Reminder than in this thread, you'll have to defeat to catch. Catch are autowin, but pokeballs are really limited so no worries of overkill.
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Ok everyone, night time.
Waiting for tiebreaker between tackle and Flame charge.
Won't be able to update as much this week end, and next week will be really busy too but no training so bigger session on the evening.
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Rolled 27 (1d100)

>>5021114
Flame Charge
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Rolled 5 (1d100)

>>5021452
>Flame charge(dice+1d100)
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Rolled 33 (1d100)

>>5021488
>Flame charge(dice+1d100)
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Rolled 26 (1d100)

>>5021452
>Flame charge(dice+1d100)
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>>5021532
>>5021703
>>5021974
>>5022001
>>5021435
>>5021172
"Tensendur, Flame Charge!"
Ponyta run forwards, generating fire to build up speed. The Joltik spins out an electo web, but only manage to throw it after getting hit by the charge.However, the web traps very well Tensendur, which take a fair amount of damage. The residual fire from the charge burns the electric-charged ropes, so there won't be any speed issue.
"Tensendur, flame charge again!"
You still outspid the tiny bity sider, and he looks down for it.

>Capture [Write in nickname]
>Use the pokeball on someone else
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>>5022044
>Capture [Write in nickname]
Nanowatt
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>>5022044
>Capture Volt
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>>5022058
Nanowatt is much better then Volt so changing my nickname vote
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>>5022058
>>5022062
The ball shuffles, and locks.
Congratulations ! you caught Nanowatt
Moveset :
>Absorb
>Furry Cutter
>Electroweb
>Bug Bite
>String Shot

Your Tensendur is around half life. What do?
>Go back to Velayswell
>Keep training in that zone
>Go train in a lower-level zone of the forest
>Go train in a higher-level zone of the forest
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>>5022116
>Go back to Velayswell
Heal up our new pokemon, need to even up their levels.
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>>5022116
>Go back to Velayswell
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>>5022118
>>5022116
Oh, I forgot :
>Tensendur raised to level 16
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>>5022116
>Go back to Velayswell
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>>5022118
>>5022119
>>5022137
Heading back to velayswell, you see on the road a group of people in suits. Some of them wear an ape mask. As you go closer, you can hear :
"Alright retards, one last time.
We all bought calls on lentils price. Several farmer from Belloco or little villages around here grow them, and they are packed up in the factory nearby. So, we only have to block the way to the factory for the week. As it is the most producing week of the season, we can raise the price quite high by stashing them away, then buy Puts on lentils price and let them all go in the market again"
The professor warned about those men : CasteliaStockExchangeBet forum members.
What do?
>Go mess with their plans
>Go back to town, heal up, group the gang and then mess with their plans
> Fuck it, let's make money, Buy lentils calls
> Fuck it, let's make money, always inverse them, Buy lentils puts

Last post until tommorrow
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>>5022148
>>Go back to town, heal up, group the gang and then mess with their plans
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>>5022148
>Go back to town, heal up, group the gang and then mess with their plans
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>>5022148
>Go back to town, heal up, group the gang and then mess with their plans
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>>5022148
>>Go back to town, heal up, group the gang and then mess with their plans
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>>5022148
>Go back to town, heal up, group the gang and then mess with their plans

Report the illegal road block to police.
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>>5022161
>>5022164
>>5022196
>>5022212
No way you can face them in that condition. You sneak back to town, pinging the whole gang on their pokedex so they met you at the poke center. Maxine answers she doesn't feel concerned with this.
You discuss with Blaise and Lea on how to approach them. Your pokedex rings, Clementine reporting for the night with Lucas an telling you to notify the road block to the pokemon Rangers.
Calling aforementionned rangers, they told you they can dispatch a team to dismount the road block, but they'll need your help to fight them.
Going back on the place they were scheming, they are still discussing best option prices and expiration dates. The ranger leader, still communicating with you, indicate to engage their weaker ones while the ranger circle them.

Scanning them using the pokedex, you find a few suitable opponents.
dashing down on the grassy slope, you attack one of them while Blaise and Lea do the same.

The 20-Something, tall, shaggy and overall neglected despite wearing a business suit man engage you.
"You know about swine fever? It's a ticking time bomb that will sooner or later sweep up the whole continent. That's why I'm shorting pig market and got myself good bacon reproductors"

CasteliaStockExchangeBet Forum Member wants to fight!

>Go, Charmy!
>Go, Tensendur!
>Go, Nanowatt!
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>>5023753
>>Go, Nanowatt!
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>>5023753
>Go, Nanowatt!
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>>5023753
>Go, Nanowatt!
Probably switch out early, but that's why we've got a ghost starter
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"Puts on the Pig guy's team"
"Calls on full sweep from Pig guy"
the other traders start to bet on the outcome of the match.

As you release Nanowatt, the Pig guy send out Spoink (Level 12)
>Absorb (dice+1d100)
>Furry Cutter (dice+1d100)
>Electroweb (dice+1d100)
>Bug Bite (dice+1d100)
>String Shot
>Switch
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>>5024431
>Fury Cutter (dice+1d100)
I'm looking at its moves, and.....psywave? That's a weird one.
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>>5024431
>String Shot
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>>5024449
Don't forget to roll with your attack
>>5024468
We'll need a tie breaker
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Rolled 34 (1d100)

>>5024449
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Rolled 67 (1d100)

>>5024431
>>Furry Cutter (dice+1d100)
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>>5024590
>>5024504
>>5024468
"Nanowatt, Fury cutter!"
"Spoink, come back, Tepig Go!"
You hear groans from the mob, it seems like the guy that betted a stupid amount on money on a sweep from pig guy first pokemon lost.
Your hit touch the fire pig pokemon, however the damage is resisted because of typing and it barely graze Tepig (87% life remaining)

What do?

>Absorb (dice+1d100)
>Furry Cutter (dice+1d100)
>Electroweb (dice+1d100)
>Bug Bite (dice+1d100)
>String Shot
>Switch [write in pokemon]
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Rolled 46 (1d100)

>>5024605
>Electroweb (dice+1d100)
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>>5024605
>Switch to Tensendur
what does this name mean again?
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>>5024605
Switch to Tensendur
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>>5024609
Aproximate french sounding like "Les temps sont durs", a global complain meaning life's hard nowadays
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>>5024615
>>5024609
>>5024608
You don't want Nanowatt first fight experience to be crisped to the verge of death.
"Alright, come back. Tensendur, go!"
"Tepig, ember!"
as expected, it deals almost no damages (Ponyta is at 93.5%; Tepig at 87%)
What do?
>Tackle (dice+1d100)
>Growl
>Ember (dice+1d100)
>Tail whip
>Secret Power (dice+1d100)
>Flame charge(dice+1d100)
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Rolled 52 (1d100)

>>5024621
Isn't Tensendur immune because of Flash Fire?
>Secret Power
we could also bet on another switch and use a boosted flame charge
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>>5024625
damn, you're right
Erratum : "
Tepig, ember!"
as expected, it deals no damages.
Moreover, i fuel Tensendur's fire mane

Regarding switches, your pokedex tells you they have 0 badges and only 2 pokemons each
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Rolled 32 (1d100)

>>5024621
>>Secret Power (dice+1d100)
go for the secret power !
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Rolled 24 (1d100)

>>5024621
>Secret Power (dice+1d100)
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>>5024669
>>5024645
>>5024625

"Tensendur, secret power!"
"Tepig, Tackle!"
Your ponyta draws energy by the surrounding plains and slam the opponent. He land a fairly solid hit, dealing a great deal of damages. Tepig retaliates, but the hit is really light (Tensendur 89%).
Another round of this treatment, and thanks to Tensendur overall greater speed and strength you close it.
>Tepig fainted. Pig guy sent out Spoink
The crowd chears. The guy betting on flawless victory on your side gave money to the bookie.
What do?
>Tackle (dice+1d100)
>Growl
>Ember (dice+1d100)
>Tail whip
>Secret Power (dice+1d100)
>Flame charge(dice+1d100)
>Switch

Next update when I can, expect at least a couple hours
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Rolled 48 (1d100)

>>5024674
>Flame charge(dice+1d100)
>Switch to Nanowatt
that should be most of the work done, right?
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>>5024674
>Switch to Nanowatt
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Rolled 84 (1d100)

>>5024674
>Flame charge(dice+1d100)

STAB and flashfire boosts it to 100dmg + speed bonus
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>>5024767
>>5024697
>>5024678
"Allright, Tensendur, Flame charge!"
"Spoink, Psywave"
Your ponyta dashes forward, his mane still fueled by Tepig's power. The hit deals a decent amount of damages, almost half the life of Spoink. While flying around after getting projected by the charge, the spring pig's eyes starts to glimmer, and a mental attack hit Tensendur, letting him a bit roughed out (75% max health).
"Tensendur, enough. Go, Nanowatt!"
"Spoink, psywave again!"
Dear Arceus, the pig guy reek with desperation. His alledged "friends" are making fun of him too, adding insult to injury.
Your joltik recoil a bit after getting launched in the attack. (80%).
"Nanowatt, Fury Cutter!"
"Spoink, psywave! Come on, sweet Jirachi, give me a crit..." Pig guy is praying to the old luck god. Alas for him, Nanowatt outspeeds the pearl on springs and the Fury Cutter is enough to end him.

>Nanowatt grew to level 16
>Nanowatt learned thunder wave!

One quarter of the traders around you erupt in joice, while the others quietly weeps. The bookie, wearing his ape mask, ensure the transfer of wealth occurs among the gamblers. One guy speaks out :
"I bet my whole account another one will challenge her"
As the strongest members seems either fighting with your friend or the rangers, the crowd takes the bet
"Puts on this guy whole accounts!" you hear, whatever that means.
Once everybody register, the guy that betted you would face out someone else steps forward.
"I challenge you!
- Oh my god, the shroom guy is so retarded he is genius! he made the whole circle"
Another array of collective groans from the gamblers.
"Well, you can wipe the floor with my face, made mad gains thanks to you Justice Warrior, let's finish this.

The 20-Something, with a small beard, piercings and tatoos of diamond on the hand, wearing a rainbow suit man engage you.
"Shrooms are an untaped gold mine! From finding truffles, to the impending governmental legalisation of psylocibin!"

Shroom guy wants to fight!
>Go, Charmy
>Go, Tensendur
>Go, Nanowatt
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>>5024905
>>Go, Tensendur
>>
>>5024905
>Go, Tensendur
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>>5024956
>>5024986
"Go, Tensendur!"
Shroom guy sent out Morelull (level 12)
What do?
>Tackle (dice+1d100)
>Growl
>Ember (dice+1d100)
>Tail whip
>Secret Power (dice+1d100)
>Flame charge(dice+1d100)
>Switch
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Rolled 76 (1d100)

>>5024989
>Flame charge(dice+1d100)
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Rolled 50 (1d100)

>>5024989
>Flame charge(dice+1d100)
rip mushroom
>>
what's the ability of nanowatt, by the way
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Rolled 76 (1d100)

>>5024989
>>Flame charge(dice+1d100)
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>>5025107
Compound eyes
>>5025034
>>5025105
>>5025194
"Tensendur, Flame Charge!"
"Morelull, confuse ray"
Your Pokemon clearly outspeed the opponent, it's an One-hit KO. Feels good.

"Go, Foongus"
Your pokedex freeze, glitch a bit.
"Unknown pokemon. Please bring the specimen to your assigned professor".
It resolve its type as Dark/Ghost though. You recall what the professor said, regarding gifting you one of his "special research specimen" if you could bring some pokemon he's never seen.

What do?
>Tackle (dice+1d100)
>Growl
>Ember (dice+1d100)
>Tail whip
>Secret Power (dice+1d100)
>Flame charge(dice+1d100)
>Switch
>Write in
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>>5025489
>Growl
>Taunt the other trainer. "Where did you pick this one up, the toy store?"
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>>5025489
>Growl
>>
>>5025489
>Growl
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>>5025500
>>5025542
>>5025565
"Tensendur, Grow!"
"Foongus, lick"
Looks like your attack doesn't have effect on the ghost pokemon. His hit, however, connect and deal a bit of damages.
Ponyta is at 65%

"Where did you even pick this one up? Toy store?
-Almost, it was an abandonned building in the woods. Only one of its kind though."

What do?
>Tackle (dice+1d100)
>Growl
>Ember (dice+1d100)
>Tail whip
>Secret Power (dice+1d100)
>Flame charge(dice+1d100)
>Switch
>Write in
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>>5025573
>Flame charge(dice+1d100)
Are there abilities that nullify growl? uhh the noise immune thing?
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Rolled 11 (1d100)

>>5025573
>Flame charge(dice+1d100)
>>5025575
That ability makes sense but there is also the fact we used a normal on a ghost type, I though it shouldn't matter since growl doesn't do damage but ...
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Rolled 58 (1d100)

>>5025573
>>Flame charge(dice+1d100)
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Rolled 100 (1d100)

>>5025573
Let me bet you if I win I'll be taking it.
>Flame charge
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>>5025727
Research specimen get.
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>>5025575
>>5025577
>>5025579
>>5025727
>>5025728
You guys where right, I F'ed up.
Erratum : growl worked, ponyta at 70%

"Let me bet you if I win I'll be taking it.
- What? No way.
- Ponyta, Flame charge!
- Foongus, keep on licking!"
Your ponyta build on speed and figuratively annihilate the foongus, which fainted. That definitely hitted really hard.

>Tensendur grows to level 17
>Tensendur gained back 2% health thanks to level up

"Alright, hand me the foongus.
- I told you, no way. What do you want it for anyway? Your team is way stronger for what I could see
- It looks like an interesting research specimen to show to some scientist I know.
- well, I can follow you to meet the scientist, if you agree to bet your whole money on shroom future.
- Dude, I just wrecked you. You're not in position to make any kind of demands.
- Alright, alright. One third of your savings."

>Accept the bet (will roll to see if you made money or lost it, only narrative impact, only one third of money thanks to the nat 100)
>Refuse the bet

Around you, the situation seems well under control. The rangers scold lightly the guys in suit, who more or less disband. Head of rangers tell you :
"Thank you for warning us and your help. This guys are not that dangerous, it's more a bit of light training for us and they globally comply. Feel free to ask for me if anything happens to you wherever in the region. Name's Eric Marchal."

there is still a bit of daylight. What do?
>Challenge Blaise or Lea. They won't have full health team too, this can be a bit more fun and different than usual
>Let's XP train on local pokemons
>Let's EV train on local pokemons
>Let's go back to Pokecenter and drink something with the gang
>Write in
>>
Sorry for slower updates everyone, busy week. Should be better starting Friday, will still try to update at the very least twice a day
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>>5026112
>Accept the bet (will roll to see if you made money or lost it, only narrative impact, only one third of money thanks to the nat 100)

>Let's go back to Pokecenter and drink something with the gang
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>>5026112
>Accept the bet (will roll to see if you made money or lost it, only narrative impact, only one third of money thanks to the nat 100)
We don't actually have much cash, most of it will come from beating up these guys I think

>Message the professor if he's in town, and try to meet up immediately.
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>>5026112
>Accept the bet (will roll to see if you made money or lost it, only narrative impact, only one third of money thanks to the nat 100)
>Let's EV train on local pokemon
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Rolled 74 (1d100)

>>5026211
>>5026457
>>5026573
>Accept the bet (will roll to see if you made money or lost it, only narrative impact, only one third of money thanks to the nat 100)

Well, it's not like you got a lot of money to lose anyway. You agree with the guy, he helps you install a trading application and register on CasteliaStockExchangeBet Forum.

Rolling for shrooms future. This will resolve in a few days.

Using your pokedex, you also message professor Pommier, saying you've got a trainer with a rare research sample with you. He is not in town right now, but he tells you he drops everything and comes as fast as possible.

You are not set on what to do. Maybe getting a drink with your friends, or train before heading back to town. By the time you make a decision, you are alone with shroom guy. Oh well, let's do a bit of EV training.

>Write in Pokemon and stat train, roll 1d10
>>
Got some time this morning, might be able to squeeze in more updates than yesterday
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Rolled 5 (1d10)

>>5026597
Joltik attack training
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>>5026621
Why attack, won't it be a special focus after evolving?
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>>5026637
Almost every bug type move that Galvantula can learn is physical or status. So even it becomes a special attacker some physical attack power is gonna be useful

https://bulbapedia.bulbagarden.net/wiki/Galvantula_(Pokémon)#Learnset
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>>5026643
>>5026637
EV will be flexible, meaning EV you don't like will be "erasable" in the future.
>>5026637
Can you try to vote? Else I won't be able to update before a couple hours. Each vote will be a set of different EV values, you'll optimise later the repartition
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>>5026597
>Joltik attack
well if it can be overwritten....
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>>5026646
roll 1d10
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Rolled 3 (1d10)

>>5026646
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>>5026621
You train Nanowatt for a bit, making small progress as you don't have that much time.
Your pokedex buzz. Professor Pommier sent you a message "I'm here".
You raise your gaze, and see him riding what your pokedex label as a Dragon/Dark Pidgeot. Seems impressing.

"Alright, Purple, you had something to show me?
-Yeah, this guy found a not referenced pokemon"
The stoner is currently high as a kite after consumption of mushrooms. He kinda snap back by injecting himself something, shows the abnormal pokemon to the professor, agree to let him take a few samples.

"Ok, time for reward.
Purple, let me see your team...
Ok, I can improve your Ponyta, giving him a second type. Tell me a few choices and I'll do what I can.
Else, I can give you a new pokemon in his own pokeball. You can state a type, or even a double type, grab one other modified starter, or grab a strong pokemon."

>Let's improve Ponyta [write in double type]
>Let's pick another modified starter
>Let's pick a strong pokemon
>Let's pick a [Write in type pokemon]
>Do you have any [Write in double type of your dream]
>>
I tried to look up ice anything, and man does it not resist for crap.

I'm thinking a Poison Dark. A koffing variant that hides in poisonous fog to ambush enemies.

A steel fairy for obvious OP. Let's say a mushroom that sprays metal chaff.

Or a water ground. A stingray of some sort
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>>5026653
>A steel fairy for obvious OP.
a cute metal pixie pokemon
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>>5026660
>steel fairy
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>>5026653
I'll put my official vote for

>Poison/Dark
>A modified, slimmer Numel with fangs. Its hump leaks out poisonous gas that weakens the senses, letting it casually strike from within.
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>>5026660
>>5026666
>>5026670
"Alright", said the professor.
Regarding your choices, I can provide you the following :
>A delta Nummel, Poison/Dark.
>A delta Larvesta, Poison/Dark
>A delta Goomy, Water/Ground
>A delta Turtwig, Water/Ground
>A Togepi/Pineco fusion. It will evolve in a Togekiss/Fortress steel/fairy with levitation.

"Also, you can find wild Mudkip near my lab. And no pressure, if you find another interesting guy, I can award you again"
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>>5026688
jesus. Immunity to 3 different types, only weak to fire, and resistant to most everything else.

>A delta Nummel, Poison/Dark.

the steel/fairy or a poison/dark with levitation would be strictly better on the type chart, but I'll pick what I like.
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>>5026688
>A Togepi/Pineco fusion. It will evolve in a Togekiss/Fortress steel/fairy with levitation.
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>>5026688
>>A Togepi/Pineco fusion. It will evolve in a Togekiss/Fortress steel/fairy with levitation.
We need something different from Charmy or Ponyta or Nanowatt
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>>5026715
>>5026750
The choice is hard, but you settle for the Togepi/Pineco fusion. This looks insanely good. The professor use some technological kind of magic, and he teleport a "blank" pokeball with the prize inside. You register it, and let out your new companion.

>Togepineco (female)
Ability : sturdy
Moveset :
>Growl
>Tackle
>Sweet Kiss
>Protect

You'll need a name for the lil' gal.
The shroom guy is discussing with the professor.

>Write in name for Togepineco
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>>5027093
Level 5, forgot to mention
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>>5027093
>>Write in name for Togepineco
I have 2 ideas : Tokiball or Borukisu (pronounce ball kiss)
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>>5027093
>Pinekiss
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>>5027271
support
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>>5027093
>Write in name for Togepineco
Coralie, french or a derivative of Latin corallium "coral".
Corinna, derived from the greek, kore, meaning "maiden".
Gwendolen (Gwen, Gwendolyn), derived from welsh gwen meaning "white, fair, blessed" and dolen meaning "ring, loop".
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>>5027271
>>5027276
>>5027292
One of you got majority, so Pinekiss it is. For now, he is insect/fairy with sturdy.
The shroom guys seems to have chosen his reward. The professor hands him an abomination. Man, this guy lacks of taste is really something.
"Ok Purple, I really have to go now, better put the samples in the lab as fast as I can. Nice find, and if you can do this again make sure to warn me. It could be a smart move to keep a free ball in the future to make sure you can catch wild anomalities."
The professor get backs on his delta-Pidgeot and fly away North.

Night starts to set. You head back toward the town, get your team fixed at the nearest Poke Center. You'll have to spend the night somewhere.
>Go to Blaise's place
>Go to a church
>Write in
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>>5027546
>>Write in
go to poke center to raise Hp of the pokemon to 100%
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>>5027546
>Go to Blaise's place
Take up their offer and grind that humanity stat
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>>5027554
Already down,
>Night starts to set. You head back toward the town, get your team fixed at the nearest Poke Center

Unless this is roleplay? I always forgot I went to poke center and ended up healing twice or third while playing
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>>5027546
>>Go to a church
Based
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>>5027546
>>>Go to a church
Amen
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>>5027572
>>5027570
>>5027562
>>5027554
You ping Blaise with your Pokedex.
"Thank you very much for your invitation, but I would feel like imposing myself"
You decide to go to one of the various church of the town. The biggest one, dedicated to Arceus, doesn't accept travellers. There are dozens of other choices though.
>Go to the church of Rayquaza, in top of a stone needle
>Go to the church of Groundon, in the middle of town
>Go to the church of Kyogre, in the outskirts neer a lake
>Go to a shrine of [write in]
>>
Next update when I can, will be busy today so it might only be tonight. Things will get back to normal starting tomorrow
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>>5027578
well no wonder there's all these cults
>Go to a shrine of Meowth
I'm guessing there might be something fishy there what with the stock market stooges.
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>>5027578
>Go to the church of Rayquaza, in top of a stone needle
Sky snek, best snek.
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>>5027580
+1
Sleeping next to Maneki Meowth could be interesting
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>>5027578
>Go to the church of Giratina
Alternative dimension ghost snake always helps.
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>>5027580
>>5027620
>>5027623
>>5027665
You wonder between heading to the church of Rayquaza, or the chuch of Giratina. You always loved snek gods. However, for fun sake you decide to head toward a Meowth Shrine. Or at least try, common pokemon doesn't have a religion going on. You still manage to find a Maneki Meowth in the Jirachi shrine. The main priest is actually one of the trader guy from before, The room is croweded with day traders, including your new friends shroom guy, pig guy, and the one with Ape mask.
When you get in, the crowd erupt in greetings.
"Hey, it's account number 51147780081
- She made +30% by betting on shrooms future to get shroom guy to do something for her
- ONE OF US! ONE OF US!"

What do?
>Get friendly with the crowd
>Ignore them
>Pray
>Eat
>Sleep
>Any combination of above
>Write in
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>>5027812
>Get friendly with the crowd
>Then go sleep
They didn't even get arrested, huh.
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>>5027822
>+1
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>>5027822
>>5027825
"You guys didn't even get arrested?
- Well, we haven't down anything illegal before you came and fight us. Plus, the rangers are terribly ok with us, looks like they have real and more serious issues" The one answering you is the blond guy with sunglasses (inside and by night) and diamond tatoos on his hands?
"Oh, what do you intend to do with your shrooms future? Cash out, or try to get some more?"

>Cash out on the shrooms
>This rocket haven't even begin ignition, hold to triple digit gains or crash trying (roll d100)

Overall, although fairly retarded they are some nice guys to hang around. You listen to a few of them ramble, then go to sleep in the girl's section of traveller. It is surprisingly empty.

In the dark of the night, some visions softly growwing from seeds left a few days ago, while you were underground and fighting, creep at you within the sound of silence.

You picture dark, stone corridors where the only light comes from dying torches fixed to the wall. They lead to some crude walls, dug through the sediment. It seems reinforced with some stone masonry but the most distinctive feature is the layer of bones on the walls, form both human and pokemon origin. The torches flickers and completely estinguish. The shadows are looming, overwhelming, menacings. This dread atmosphere is broken by a dancing light zigzagging from behind a corner. Dragged by that light, 2 hooded silhouettes which steps click as a gruesome metronome
"Damn this vicious monster! we should be praying and acting for the comming of our lord, not walking and trying to catch shadows on a net
-Remember, we do that for the overall safety of our brothers and sisters, and w..."
The second silhouette gets interrupted by a punch of your savior, assisted by the green flying pixie that seems to slow down time, letting Marshadow get both of the cultists out of commission before they could reach their pokeballs belt. The mythical pokemons seems in good shape, and still acting to prevent whatever the cultist are planning. The third one, the metallic wish maker you know identify as Jirachi, seems to look directly at you. The 3 mythical pokemons seems to cilently communicate, then you get a confused feedback.
You are making good progress. You are not strong enough. There is still time. You must do things faster. Get stronger to help protect from the menace. You won't be enough by yourself and your team to deal with the menace.

You wake up, quite confused. Dawn is rising.
Traders are still sleeping from yesterday's party. What do?
>Go find Blaise, Lea and Maxine. Challenge them.
> Go visit the city
> Go train by taking time to bond more with your team
> Go train like doomsday is coming
> Write in
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>>5027936
>Cash out on the shrooms
>Go train like doomsday is coming
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Rolled 44 (1d100)

>>5027936
>This rocket haven't even begin ignition, hold to triple digit gains or crash trying (roll d100
> Go train like doomsday is coming
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>>5027936
>>Cash out on the shrooms
> Go visit the city
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>>5027984
>>5028013
>>5028110
You decided to cash out on shrooms. As the trader say, "the first one is always free". Welp, time to train. You munch quickly on breakfast and go on town outskirts for the morning.

>For each pokemon of the team, write 2 stats for EV training and roll 8d20
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Rolled 13, 18, 4, 19, 6, 1, 2, 1 = 64 (8d20)

>>5028520
Charmy : speed + special attack
Tensendur : speed + attack
Nanowatt : speed + special attack
Pinekiss : def + special def
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Rolled 19, 9, 12, 18, 7, 6, 6, 17 = 94 (8d20)

>>5028520
Nanowatt sp attack and speed
Tensendur attack and speed
Chamy Spec attack and speed
Togepineco Defense and spec defense
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Rolled 8, 18, 1, 13, 16, 15, 10, 3 = 84 (8d20)

>>5028553
Rollling the same set, as it is "doomsday training". Keep the roll coming, the more there will be the better the training
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Rolled 1, 10, 14, 20, 19, 14, 18, 10 = 106 (8d20)

>>5028520
>>
Rolled 1, 3, 1 = 5 (3d4)

rolling for team XP
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Rolled 1 + 4 (1d8 + 4)

Rolling for Pinekiss XP, including boosts as a fairly underleveled member
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>>5028679
>19, 9, 12, 18, 7, 6, 6, 17
>>5028678
>>5028650
>>5028578
>>5028554
>>5028553

After a heavy morning of training, you got fairly good results.

Charmy grew to level 17!
Tensendur grew to level 19!
Joltik grew to level 17!

>Pinekiss grew to level 10! she learned
>Life Dew
>Self destruct
>Bug Bite

Your pokemon seemed quite happy to get their fair share of action, but they started to get tired around half an hour before you decided to stop training. It's hard for you too, but a vicious gut feeling drive you to try to get the best out of them.

After a quick trip to poke center, time to make a decision.
>Time to treat the team! money won't be an issue to get them something nice thanks to the trade.
>Time to treat yourself. After all, you deserve it and it's your first time unsupervised in such a big town
> Time to play with the team. Won't cost you a thing and they'll get happy.
> I didn't hear no bell. Continue the doomday training.
>Time to put theory in application. Let's find and challenge one of your friends.
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>>5028689
>Time to treat the team! money won't be an issue to get them something nice thanks to the trade.
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>>5028689
>Time to treat the team! money won't be an issue to get them something nice thanks to the trade.
>Text the others if anything's happened to them
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>>5028707
>>5028719
Picrel is doomsday training Purple.
Time to get some rest. You check the group chat.
Lucas shared a picture of his new catch, a togepi, while Clémentine caught an Emolga. They are both heading your way, training in the meantime, so you can try to group-challenge the local gym.
When you report on the others, and ask if anything happenend to them, Lea answer immediately
"Blaise and Maxine slept together. they though I didn't knew lol"
both of them reply with "...". Awkward. Oh, well. Everyone seems fine. Let's focus on team care for now. You go first to a pokeSpa, and get the team pampered. Then, time to eat something nice. You get yourself a big ice cream while the team get personnalised treats. Spending time with your pokemon, some different natures seems to rise for them. You'll have to spend some quality time to play with them individually to orient them on the path you want.

This is now the middle of the afternoon. The whole team would be together in 2 days. What do?

> Check the town around, might be some interesting stuff.
> Time to play with the team. Won't cost you a thing and they'll get happy.
> Did I hear round 2 bell? Continue the doomday training.
> Light training to close the day [write in one pokemon].
>Time to put theory in application. Let's find and challenge one of your friends.
> Write in
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>>5028755
>Time to play with the team. Won't cost you a thing and they'll get happy.

Group bonding time!
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>>5028755
>> Time to play with the team. Won't cost you a thing and they'll get happy.
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>>5028755
>>Time to put theory in application. Let's find and challenge one of your friends.
>>
>> Time to play with the team. Won't cost you a thing and they'll get happy.

+1
I wanted to chose this one but i made a mistake with my copy paste with my idiotphone
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>>5028883
>>5028933
>>5028994
You go back on the town outskirts. Welp, time to play with the team.
Individual care and orientation of growth will wait another day. Today is focused on playing and group bond, spoiling them a bit.

Charmy is clearly the most friendly one. It's obvious the phantom dragon likes you quite a lot.
Tensendur is starting to trust you more and more. He as quite grown too, maybe you'll be able to ride him soon.
Nanowatt is getting more opened to you too. She likes to play-electric bite you likely so you give her more attention.
Pinekiss went in the day from clearly being wary to you to start opening and trusting. Although there is stilll quite some work until she trust you as much as your other team members.

A familiar silhouette shows up. A handsome, fit, ginger man.
"Peurple! how is your training going? I'd like to get some true fight experience for my team, interested?"

>Accept Challenge
>Refuse Challenge
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>>5029453
>Accept Challenge
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>>5029453
>Accept Challenge
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>>5029461
>>5029483
Alright, choose your lead
>Go, Charmy
>Go, Tensendur
>Go, Nanowatt
>Go, Pinekiss
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>>5029496
>Go, Nanowatt
SPEED
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>>5029496
>Go, Nanowatt
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>>5029509
>>5029501
>Go, Nanowatt (level 17)!
Blaise sent out Dreepy (level 18)
What do?
>Attack
>Absorb (dice+1d100)
>Furry Cutter (dice+1d100)
>Electroweb (dice+1d100)
>Bug Bite (dice+1d100)
>String Shot
>Thunder Wave
>Switch
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>>5029526
Wow, we are screwed. Wait, we have all the moves?
>Thunder Wave
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>>5029526
>Thunder Wave
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>>5029526
>Thunder Wave
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>>5029533
>>5029559
>>5029566
Regarding moves I'll limit at 8 moves by pokemons to keep my notes readable, but open up options.

"Dreepy, bite!"
"Nanowatt, Thunder wave!"

The dreepy outspeed you, and connect a nice hit (Nanowatt 73%). Using proximity, your Joltik land a solid thunder blow, really hindering the dreepy.

>Absorb (dice+1d100)
>Furry Cutter (dice+1d100)
>Electroweb (dice+1d100)
>Bug Bite (dice+1d100)
>String Shot
>Thunder Wave
>Switch
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Rolled 66 (1d100)

>>5029667
>Furry Cutter (dice+1d100)
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Rolled 8 (1d100)

>>5029667
I guess if Nanowatt faints, we don't get hit switching to charmy
>Fury Cutter
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Rolled 77 (1d100)

>>5029667
>Absorb (dice+1d100)
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Rolled 96 (1d100)

>>5029690
>>5029698
>>5029704
Rolling for Blaise
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>>5029690
>>5029698
>>5029704
>>5029712
The next combat phase, you try to set up using fury cutter. Thanks to the paralysis, you now outspeed him. Sadly, the crippled Dreepy didn't miss any attack.
>Nanowatt fainted.
>Dreepy is at 13%

>Enemy is weak! Go, Charmy!
>Enemy is weak! Go, Tensendur!
>Enemy is weak! Go, Pinekiss!
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>>5029726
>Enemy is weak! Go, Pinekiss!
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>>5029726
>Enemy is weak! Go, Charmy!
Look uh, bug bite's not going to do a very good job finishing it off.
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>>5029729
>>5029730
Alright, we'll need a tiebreaker
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>>5029726
>Enemy is weak! Go, Charmy!
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>>5029729
>>5029730
>>5029833
>Enemy is weak! Go, Charmy!
>Growl
>Scratch (dice+1d100)
>Twister (dice+1d100)
>Confuse Ray (dice+1d100)
>Secret Power (dice+1d100)
>Shadow Sneak (dice+1d100)
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Rolled 11 (1d100)

>>5029849
>Twister (dice+1d100)
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Rolled 95 (1d100)

>>5029849
>>Twister (dice+1d100)
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Rolled 3 (1d100)

>>5029849
>Shadow Sneak (dice+1d100)
priority move
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>>5029850
>>5029866
>Twister (dice+1d100)
Welp, it's more than enough to take him down before he can do anything else.
>Charmy grew to level 18
"Nice job, dreepy. Go, Corvisquire!"
>Growl
>Scratch (dice+1d100)
>Twister (dice+1d100)
>Confuse Ray (dice+1d100)
>Secret Power (dice+1d100)
>Shadow Sneak (dice+1d100)
>Switch
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>>5029885
>Confuse Ray (dice+1d100)
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Rolled 94 (1d100)

>>5029885
>Confuse Ray
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>>5029888
roll for it please.
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Rolled 59 (1d100)

>>5029885
>Confuse Ray (dice+1d100)
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>>5029908
>>5029888
>>5029962
"Charmy, confuse Ray!
"Godefroy, Pluck!"

Your charmeleon looks faster, although just of one hair. The corviknight looks like he forget what he was doing and hurts itself in the confusion of fully stop while dashing forward.
>Corviknight is now at 86%
What do?
>Growl
>Scratch (dice+1d100)
>Twister (dice+1d100)
>Confuse Ray (dice+1d100)
>Secret Power (dice+1d100)
>Shadow Sneak (dice+1d100)
>Switch
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>>5029999
>Twister (dice+1d100)
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>>5030013
don't forget to roll
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Rolled 85 (1d100)

>>5029999
>Shadow Sneak (dice+1d100)
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Rolled 96 (1d100)

>>5029999
>Shadow Sneak (dice+1d100)

>>5030013
In the Options field put dice+1d100
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>>5030016
>>5030069
"Charmy, shadow sneak!"
"Godefroy, Snap back to it and pluck!"
Your hit connect, and really well, as corvisquire is still disoriented and keeps messing up.
A few round of this treatment, and Corvisquire goes down, although managing to connect two pluck.
>Corvisquire is down
>Charmeleon grew to level 19
>Charmeleon current Hp : 42%

Blaise sent out Grotle. What do?
>Growl
>Scratch (dice+1d100)
>Twister (dice+1d100)
>Confuse Ray (dice+1d100)
>Secret Power (dice+1d100)
>Shadow Sneak (dice+1d100)
>Switch
>Blaise (this is a bad paste, but I'll allow this option to stay because it made me laugh)
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>>5030107
>Switch
Pinekiss for life dewx2 and selfdestruct. Maybe?
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>>5030121
Won't work as Charmeleon will be switched out
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Rolled 99 (1d100)

>>5030107
>Twister (dice+1d100)
I'm expecting 0-2 moves that can affect charmy
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Rolled 67 (1d100)

>>5030107
>Twister (dice+1d100)
Then, do a Twister.
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>>5030398
>>5030498
"Charmy, Twister!"
"Grotle, Razor Shell!"
You clearly are faster than the turtle pokemon.
You manage to flinch him, and in 3 turns, you take him down.
>Charmy grew to level 20

>You won versus trainer Blaise!

"Nice match, Peurple. You really improved a lot".
You see Maxine, which came and observe you fighting.
"Alright, Loser. My turn. You'll see I"m more competent than the pretty boy."

>Accept the fight
>Refuse the fight
>Write in
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>>5030648
>Accept the fight
Throw in Togekiss just to fool around. Self-destruct won't get exp right? Maybe do some stalling to feel out moves.
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>>5030648
>Write in "Let me heal my 'mon first."
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>>5030654
+1
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>>5030653
>>5030654
>>5030663
You'll get XP if you take the opponent down, but Pinekiss might resent you for asking her to sacrifice.
"Let me heal my 'mon first
- My, I won't let you use a non-full team as excuse for your lack of skills.
<5 minutes later>
>Maxine wants to fight!
>Go, Pinekiss!
>Go, Nanowatt!
>Go, Tensendur!
>Go, Charmy!
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>>5030672
>Go, Tensendur!
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>>5030672
>Go, Tensendur!
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>>5030672
>Go, Nanowatt!
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>>5030678
>>5030690
>>5030692
"Alright, Go, Tensendur!
- Go, Bitenbois!"
Maxine released an Azumarill. Level 21.

What do?
>Tackle (dice+1d100)
>Growl
>Ember (dice+1d100)
>Tail whip
>Secret Power (dice+1d100)
>Flame charge(dice+1d100)
>Switch
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>>5030699
>>Tail whip
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>>5030699
>Switch
Nanowatt
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>>5030699
>Switch Nanowatt
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Rolled 58 (1d100)

rolling for incoming attack
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>>5030701
>>5030706
>>5030724
You won't let a fire type against a water type.
>"Tensendur, come back!"
>"Go, Nanowatt!"
>"Bitenbois, Use Aqua tail!"
The hit caught your joltik on the switch. And it hit godamn hard. You clench your teeth, preparing to order Nanowatt when WELL WHAT THE HELL? This stuff was enough to One-hit KO your pokemon.
>Go, Tensendur!
>Go, Charmy!
>Go, Pinekiss!
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>>5030760
>Go, Pinekiss!
I guess I'm gonna bet on confuse
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>>5030760
>Go, Pinekiss!
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>>5030762
>>5030767
This looks like a tough fight.
"Go, Pinekiss!"
Blaise burst out laughing.
"What, did I said anything strange?
- Your name translate in Dick Kiss in Kalosian.
- Wait, it wasn't intentional? I was starting to think you weren't retarded, but with how this fight is going, I might revert my opinion on you.
- Come on, Maxine. Your Azumarill's name is WoodDick
- Intentional, as a strategy to make you guys lose focus and allowing me to scrub you better"

What do?
>Growl
>Tackle
>Sweet Kiss
>Protect
>Life Dew
>Self destruct
>Bug Bite
>Switch
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>>5030845
>Growl
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>>5030845
>Sweet Kiss
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>>5030849
>>5030853
Waiting for tiebreak.
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>>5030857
I'm changing my vote (>>5030849) to Sweet Kiss
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Rolled 5 (1d100)

Rolling for attack
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>>5030910
"Bitenbois, aqua tail!"
"Pinekiss, sweet kiss!"
The azumarill charge and try to slam you with its tail, but the water energy surrrounding it disperse and the hit miss.
Your Pinekiss lands the sweet Kiss.

>Detail your strategy for the following turns of confusion and roll for it.
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>>5030912
As a good QM, here's what I'm thinking about.
>Let's survive-haxx it. Combination of protect, arrassing with bug bite if full, life dew else, hope that Jirachi is with us to take him down, or more exactly let him take himself down
>Pinekiss might be done for it, but let's inflict max pain. Growl for improving survivability of next pokemon, and try to time a Self-destruct
>Write in, but this is the 2 main strat i'm thinking about
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>>5030912
Supporting the bug bite protect and life dew parts of the strat but not the self-destruct part, if possible I want to switch pinekiss out before she faints since togepi evolves with high friendship
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>>5030944
So, first strat? Roll.
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Rolled 42 (1d100)

>>5030944
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Rolled 48 (1d100)

>>5030944
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Rolled 21 (1d100)

>>5030944
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Rolled 59 (1d100)

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>>5030981
>>5031186
>>5031336
"Bitenbois, Aqua tail!"
"Pinekiss, bug bite!"
First turn, Aqua tail miss out of confusion, inflicting 30% in recoil. Bug bite deals a wooping 3% more. You call protect on the second attack, preventing the damages. You try to hit again on third round, but this time Azumarill lands its aqua tail. Pinekiss holded on with sturdy

>Pinekiss 1HP
>Azumarill 64%

Regarding happiness : no lose of happiness if the pokemon faint but you win the match. Even a bit of win, as a teambuilding sacrifice decision.
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Rolled 67 (1d100)

>>5031340
Crap, letting her keep Bittenbois is too risky, so no other choice
>Self destruct
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>>5031340
>Self Destruct
we can only hope she thinks there's another protect coming
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Rolled 87 (1d100)

>>5031402
>>5031414
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>>5031402
>>5031414
"Pineco, self destruct!"
"Bitenbois, aqua tail!"
looks like she anticipated a switch. However, her pokemon is faster and Pineco collapse while gathering energy.
You clench your teeth. Only 2 pokemons still up, while Maxine got still her full team
>Go, Charmy!
>Go, Tensendur!
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>>5031421
>Go, Charmy!
RIP, here we go.

is this just some ridiculously alpha strike IVs or something?
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>>5031422
No, legit pokemon.
Maxine is just actively counterpicking everyone, and Azumarill is a legit Overused threat which build come online quite fast (at level 25, he gets rough play as a physical fairy stabs, fully evolved at level 18, Huge power. Really good pokemon in nuzlocks too)
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>>5031421
>Go, Peurple!
Talk no jutsu !
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>>5031422
Regarding IV, everybody got 31 everywhere. You'll be able to modify them if you desire later.
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>>5031436
What do you want to say?
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>>5031436
>>5031422
Still waiting for tie breaker
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>>5031421
>Go, Charmy!
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>>5031422
>>5031521
>>5031436
You ponder a bit if you can talk yourself out of this tough spot.
nothing comes to mind.
"Go, Charmy!"

>Growl
>Scratch (dice+1d100)
>Twister (dice+1d100)
>Confuse Ray (dice+1d100)
>Secret Power (dice+1d100)
>Shadow Sneak (dice+1d100)
>Switch
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>>5031524
>Twister (dice+1d100)
The confuse has been done, it's all up to flinch now.

And outspeeding, of course.
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Rolled 24 (1d100)

>>5031524
>Twister
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Rolled 86 (1d100)

>>5031525
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>>5031525
>>5031526
You guys are really going to use a dragon move on a fairy pokemon?
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>>5031537
Flinch doesn't care about resistances right?

What else can we do? Secret Power into sleep or something?
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>>5031537
Sorry I'm new so I just went with the flow.
>Changing vote to Shadow sneak
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Rolled 28 (1d100)

>>5031524
>Shadow Sneak (dice+1d100)
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>>5031540
resistance, not so much. Immunities, however...
>>5031541
Roll for it
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Rolled 41 (1d100)

>>5031541
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Rolled 40 (1d100)

rolling for attack
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Rolled 78 (1d100)

>>5031556
>>5031562
>>5031673
"Bitenbois, keep pounding with aqua tail"
"Charmy, shadow sneak!"
You outspeed the Azumarill, dealing him 13% (51% life remaining). He lands the aqua tail, dealing 40%

>Roll again for next turns
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Rolled 23 (1d100)

>>5031524
>Shadow Sneak (dice+1d100)
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Rolled 48 (1d100)

>>5031676
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Rolled 48 (1d100)

>>5031676
>>5031720
>>5032246
Once again, you hit before the foe, dealing 14% (37% remaining). The aqua tail lands.
(charmy 11% remaining)
>Spirit call trigger : ghost moves of Charmy deals +50%

Keep on rolling. Hope for a crit or a miss of the bunny.
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Rolled 14 (1d100)

>>5032253
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Rolled 37 (1d100)

>>5032253
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Can't update right now, keep the roll incoming to try and clutch this. Will update in around 2 and an half hour
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Rolled 42 (1d100)

>>5031676
>Shadow Sneak (dice+1d100)
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>>5032272
>>5032294
>>5032310
Your body is all stiff.
"C'mon, Charmy, you can do this! shadow sneak!"
"Finish him with aqua tail!"

Occult energy gather and vibrate around your charmeleon when he seems to teleport behind his target.
He hit the water rabbit decently, inflicting 21% damages (16% remaining). However, Bitenbois manage to spin on itself and land one last devastating blow with aqua tail.
>Charmy fainted.

"Go, Tensendur!"
>Tackle (dice+1d100)
>Growl
>Ember (dice+1d100)
>Tail whip
>Secret Power (dice+1d100)
>Flame charge(dice+1d100)
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Rolled 16 (1d100)

>>5032368
>Secret Power (dice+1d100)
Secret power has a lot of damage, right? We might be able to oneshot
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Rolled 65 (1d100)

>>5032374
>>Secret Power (dice+1d100)
+1
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>>5032374
>>5032377
"Tensendur, secret power!"
"Bitenbois, Aqua tail!"
You outspeed him. the hit deals correct damages. The azumarill chancel a bit, seems to recover enough energy to hit, fall down. That was close.

>Tensendur grew to level 21! He learned Agility!

Maxine smirk. "Good job, Bitenbois. Scrub his last pokemon, Donatello.

She sends delta-wartortle

>Tackle (dice+1d100)
>Growl
>Ember (dice+1d100)
>Tail whip
>Secret Power (dice+1d100)
>Flame charge(dice+1d100)
>Agility

You noticed Lea joined the spectator sidelines.
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Rolled 96 (1d100)

>>5032384
>Flame charge(dice+1d100)
You know it'll be hilarious if Maxine's entire team is downed by a ponyta
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>>5032387
Nice crit. It would have been nicer 1 turn earlier, but still a nice crit
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Rolled 4 (1d100)

>>5032384
>Flame charge(dice+1d100)
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>>5032387
>>5032468
"Tensendur, Flame charge!"
"Donatello, knock off!"
At first, you fear you missed the target, but you manage to hit fair and square.
>Wartortle is at 58%
the knock off, however, inflict lots of damage
>Tensendur is at 63%
A second round of this treatment, and Wartortle is now at 30% while tensendur is at 24%
"Wartortle, vacuum wave!"
"Tensendur, Flame charge!"

>Roll 1D100 to check if you tanked the vaccum wave and made enough on the curve to take the wartortle out
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Rolled 80 (1d100)

>>5033088
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Rolled 38 (1d100)

>>5033088
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Rolled 14 (1d100)

>>5033088
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Rolled 99 (1d100)

>>5033088
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>>5033108
>>5033120
>>5033126

The vacuum wave hits, pretty strong. Tensendur is barely standing on its legs. However, it's enough : with the build up speed and determination that starts to identify him, he charge once again. Damage are lower than first charge, but enough to take wartortle out.
>Tensendur grew to level 22

"Alright, don't botch this"
Maxine sent out fletchling.
"Tensendur, secret power!
- fletchling, quick attack!"
The priority move struck, and take down Tensendur.

>Maxine won

Her bird pokemon starts to glow, and quickly turns into the higher leveled form fletchinder.

On the sidelines, Blaise and Lea come to speak with you
"Nice fight Boss!
- I really thought you were down for it and would get swept by the Azumarill, but you almost pulled it out. Well played
- I have something for you! I went to a nice restaurant while they were doing there stuff yesterday. I sneaked into the kitchen and grabbed everything I could before getting kicked out"
Lea hands you Leftovers!
"This is for your Pinekiss, would allow her to stay more on field for your stall technique.
- And if you feel like you need more moves, I know a place that sells Technical Records. They're cheaper than Machines, although single use."

This is the end of the afternoon. What do?
> Discuss more with friends
> Time to go city-dwelve!
> It's been an eternity you haven't ate anything nice, and you feel hungry at Lea reference to a restaurant. Let's grab dinner
> Write in
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>>5033139
>I sneaked into the kitchen and grabbed everything I could before getting kicked out
excuse me what

Now I'm not sure if I want to be feeding pokemon this. We don't exactly have a fridge.

> It's been an eternity you haven't ate anything nice, and you feel hungry at Lea reference to a restaurant. Let's grab dinner
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>>5033139
> Discuss more with friends
Ask Lea about Blaise x Maxine
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>>5033144
It's the legit leftover items from pokemon, no bad surprise coming from this
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>>5033144
>>5033151
Waiting for either a tiebreak or a combination of propositions
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>>5033139
>Discuss more with friends
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>>5033151
>>5033144
>>5033217
You're a bit hungry, but it could wait.
"Say, Lea. What happened between Blaise and Maxine?
- Blaise was being Blaise, Maxine was being a bitch as usual. They were starting to get more and more taunting each other. I said I was grabbing something to eat but I setted up a microphone. Wanna hear the record?"
Before being able to accept or deny, Lea launch the audio track, including moans, short breath and insults. Maxine turns red as a beet and live. Blaise start laughing.
"Super lourd."
With the weight of your confused gaze, he tells :
"Untranslatable kalosian. Basically, something obnoxious and rude, but if you're unfunny it's bad while when you've got some bad sense of humor, it's hilarious."

You don't really know what to think about that.
>Let's switch subtely the conversation. "Anyone hungry?"
>Ditch them, go eat some place
>Write in

Also
>Give Leftovers to Pinekiss
>Give Leftovers to someone else
>Those Leftovers are gross, let's toss them sneakily
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>>5033230
>Let's switch subtely the conversation. "Anyone hungry?"
>Give Leftovers to Pinekiss
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>>5033230
>Let's switch subtely the conversation. "Anyone hungry?"
But before switching the conversation :tell : «Maxine, thank you for the battle. I lost the showdown but I learnt à lot. I hope we can have a rematch soon. And congratulations for Blaise and you, you sure make a cute pairing»
Also
>Give Leftovers to Pinekiss
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>>5033230
>>5033243
This
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>>5033239
>>5033243
>>5033254
"Maxine, thank you for the battle. I lost the showdown but I learnt à lot. I hope we can have a rematch soon. And congratulations for Blaise and you, you sure make a cute pairing
- We're not a couple" said Blaise.
"I'll make you pay for this, said Maxine pointing at Lea, and you will regret making fun of me, this one directed at you. You can see she's actively avoiding to meet Blaise's eyes
- hey, dumb dumb, I'll be ready to take you on next time :p "
Maxine is fulming and leaves. Oh well. You don't really understand what you said she tooks wrongly, you were quite geniune on your praise.
"Anyone hungry? Let's eat something nice, shall we?"
You proceed back to town, quick stop at poke center. Your team is up its feets again. They don't seem to resent you too much for the lose, as it turned out quite close. You give the Leftovers to pinekiss.

The group heads towards a restaurant from a region you don't know of, recommandation of Blaise.
You order some Tajine with mint tea, and little cookies based on almond and floor. You eat quite well.
>Talk about stuff while eating (Write-in)

You get out of the restaurant. Now, time to go sleep somewhere.
>Go to Blaise's with him and Lea
>Go to a church (write in)
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>>5033270
>So is Maxine really crushing on Blaise?

>Get a couple fights in with Pinekiss, enough to be sure it knows the basics
>Go to Blaise's with him and Lea
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>>5033270
>Talk about stuff while eating (Write-in)
Maxine's crush might be why she wants to fight us so much since we talked with Blaise first she must think are interested in him
>Go to Blaise's with him and Lea
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>>5033270
Supporting both >>5033276 and >>5033280
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>>5033280
+1

>Go to Blaise's with him and Lea
Let s be a freeloader.
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>>5033270
>Talk about stuff while eating (Write-in)
This Tajine is delicious. I never ate this meal. Is it a kalosian specialty culinary ?
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sidenote: do we know how to make a molotov or get our hands on a watergun filled with alcohol? When we're up against the cult, triggering flash fire ourselves might help.
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>>5033276
>>5033280
>>5033298
You are currently walking to Blaise's place.
"This Tajine was delicious. I never ate this meal. Is it a kalosian specialty culinary ?
- no, it's from the other side of the sea in south, Ma'Greban region. They are well known for the pyramids on the East and biggest desert of the planet south. Lots of links between them and Kalos.
- On a completely unrelated topic... Blaise, is Maxine crushing on you?
- I don't really thing so, it was more of a one-shot thing for me anyway.
- Are you kidding? You're the only one she doesn't only express contempt at? Pretty big clue, isn't it?
- Oh well... Is she why she wants to fight us so much since we talked with Blaise first? She must think we are interested in you, Blaise.
- She only thinks? Blaise smirks."
Oh Arceus, he implies you are interested in him.
>Straight deny
>Blush and deny
>Straight confirm
>Blush and confirm
>Write in
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>>5033314
I'll allow creating a held item "Molotov cocktail" which, on switch, is consumed, deals stealth rock-like fire type damages, thus triggering Rapidash's flash fire.
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>>5033324
>Straight deny
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>>5033324
>Straight deny
>I'm gonna make a team strong enough to kill a god, first.
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>>5033324
>Straight deny
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>>5033324
>Blush and deny
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>>5033324
>>Blush and deny
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>>5033338
>>5033349
>>5033379
>>5033390
>>5033417
I love how everyone shows up for comments on sentimal life of Purple. This is the kind of things that drive me to QM.

You made it downstairs to Blaise's place.
"Yeah, I don't know in what world she lives in, frankly. I chose to talk to you as I could have chosen anybody."
You clearly recall finding him handsome at the time, and still now. He also got the smarts going with the looks, and is a good trainer.
Damn, are you starting to blush? Have your voice craked just now? You don't feel anything for him, right? So why are you feeling a bit embarrassed? Quick, let's change subject.
"Hey Lea, I thought about something... Do you think throwing a fireblast cocktail at the beginning of a combat could trigger my Tensendur's Flash fire ability?
- Damn, you're a genius boss! Let me try to see if I can do this for you!"
Aaaaand off she go.
You walk up quickly the stairs, following your only-a-friend. You get into the flat. It's made of a big living room, including a queen size bed in one corner, with a couch and a couple mattress on the ground as temporary beddings. Trying to avoid any more innuendos, you go straight to shower and start singing out loud in case Lea got still some listening device in the place

>Roll for song quality. Can be dice 10000 if you want to aim for eldritch stuff, else d100

Taking your time, you hear Lea coming back. you get out of the shower and in your pyjamas

"Allright, Boss, here are 5 FireBlast cocktails. this is a consumable held item, to get it working with the pokeball tech. You know, the safety system of this things just miniaturise and store everything a trainer could throw at each other face. Lesson learned from the war, I guess. Anyway, as you might want your item to be available in gyms, this things works when your pokemon switches in. The bottle breaks, dealing fire type damages scaling on max life of both pokemons."
between that and the leftovers, looks like the go-to person for item would be Lea. At first, she clearly didn't striked you as the "technological genius kind".
"So, did Blaise managed to keep it in his pants this time around?
- No, no, I'm not interested in him.
- That's not what I said :p "
You go to your allocated spot for the night and check Pokedex. Lucas and Clementine made it back to the main road, and setted up a decent camp. You report being at Blaise's place with Lea and him. Lea tells about the fight in the end of the day.
Allright, it was quite a big day between the strange dreams, the training, the fights, the meal, and the feeling strike coming from nowhere. Tomorrow, you'll train Pinekiss to get him a few more levels and keep getting ready for the gym. Checking on the official league interwebs page, the level of a Second Badge team is 20, so getting Pinekiss up to speed with the rest of the team should be priority. There are mechanism to avoid overlevelling in gym matches, so no point trying to outgrind them.
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>>5033463

>Hit the sack
>Discuss with [write] in about [write in]
> You feel like you're forgetting something [write in]
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Rolled 2 (1d100)

>>5033463
>>5033464
>Hit the sack
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Rolled 99 (1d100)

>>5033464
>>Hit the sack
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Rolled 7 (1d100)

>>5033463
>>5033464
>Hit the sack
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I doubt that the cult taught Purple sex ed or that she had internet access. So I wonder if she believes that people only have sex for making babies.
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>>5033479
>>5033491
>>5033498
Alright, thanks to the roll I'll let you guys chose.
>Be surprisingly good at singing even though you have very little practice
>Be surprisingly bad at singing even though you did that a lot to cast the darkness away
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>>5033526
+1
I like thé idea of Purple being genuine

>Hit the sack
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>>5033583
>Be surprisingly bad at singing even though you did that a lot to cast the darkness away
Hoping the heroine didnt provoke a Purple rain outside
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>>5033583
>Be surprisingly bad at singing even though you did that a lot to cast the darkness away
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>>5033583
I'll leave this vote open for now.
>>5033479
>>5033491
>>5033498
>>5033592
You go to sleep. While drifting toward Cresselia realm, you wonder if Maxine will get a kid with Blaise. After all, the shards of memory you got of your past tells you the official cult teaching with intimacy was "Don't do that before we tell you so to make new members" and "don't do that else you can't become a Vessel anymore". So of course you tried to tempt someone to piss of the old guys, but this only lead to more ostracization.
After a good and refreshing night, you go to breakfast with Lea and Blaise.
Note to self : would be better in the future to buy a big house so that the pokemons can sleep outside their balls. No way to do it in such a small place.
By checking your pokedex in front of your bowl of tea and your bread spread with jam - made by Blaise's grandma, a true delicacy, almost making you reconsider dating him to stole the family recipe - you catch up on the group chat.
"By the way, where's Maxine?" Lucas, 10 minutes ago.
Crap. You totally forgot about her yesterday after she left after being exposed because of Lea's antics
>Try to localize Maxine
> Forget it, she should be ok, go shopping at the TR shop
> Forget it, she should be ok, go train Pinekiss as planned
> Forget it, she should be ok, go bond with the team. After all, happiness matter
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>>5033624
>Try to localize Maxine
Fuck assume the worst happened to her
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>>5033583
>>Be surprisingly good at singing even though you have very little practice
>>5033624
>>Try to localize Maxine
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>>5033705
>>Try to localize Maxine
Anon are good in localization of people :D
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>>5033624
>Forget it, she should be ok, go train Pinekiss as planned
If we're gonna bust her out of somewhere, probably should be strong enough to not get captured ourselves.

Maxine DOES have a strong kit
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>>5033638
>>5033705
>>5033787
>>5033850
Damn, you feel guilty. Did you really forget to check on her yesterday?
"Guys, we need to find Maxine!
- Relax, Peurple, she's probably fine.
- Her localisation data say she's at Rayquaza shrine right now. I can come with you if you want"
You accept Lea offering, and leave Blaise on his own.
You walk from the city center toward the Rayquaza's shrine, in the outskirt.
The town is clearly old. Most of the buildings are made in dark stone blocks, with narrow streets of cobblestone. The medieval town, with highest point being Arceus' Cathedral and the mew statue, is built on a huge rock in the middle of the bowl. A road circle this old part, and newer buildings have been built outside the belt. You made it to the other rock, a needle, with a church placed at the top. You brace yourself and climb the stairs.

At the top, the Rayquaza shrine. You don't even have to get in : Maxine is getting out at the second you made it top of the stairs.

"Maxine! we were damn worried! You could at least have told us you were fine!
- Like you care. You only want to take Blaise away from me!
- Hey, dumb-dumb. For Purple to take Blaise away from you, it would require that you own him or something.
- So, you don't deny?
- Listen here." Lea takes her pokedex out, and start playing a record. It's a mix of cat fighting, with some kind of Murkrow dying horribly, with a waterfall sound. Oh, wait. It's your voice under the shower.
"When I left them alone, the only thing getting fucked was Meloetta's mind.
- So, you're not into Blaise? Why are you running after me? Are you lesbian or something?"
Oh, Arceus. Another feeling attack. Anyway, lesbianism isn't allowed by the cu----wait, you're not there anymore. Are you lesbian for Maxine or something?

>Straight deny
>Blush and deny
>Straight confirm
>Blush and confirm
>Write in
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>>5033976
>Straight deny
>No, but there's a favor I wanted to ask a strong trainer later.
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