Welcome back.Rules are simple: Votes are tallied every hour, with whatever course of action being the most popular being the course of action taken. Write ins are encouraged and non-mutually exclusive votes will be combined if possible.When a roll is called for, roll however many D100 are specified. 5- is a 'crit fail' and generally means something bad is about to happen. 95+ is a 'crit success' and generally means something good just happened. a 'crit success' trumps a crit fail. User input on both will be taken into consideration.Inventory, pokemon stats and other links: https://docs.google.com/document/d/15i2N08IpWqitoTJujsUMishe4PLbao1lqT-bCAmvPcE/editNew Discord for questions, discussions and announcements: https://discord.gg/MjDEYHTJFor a short summary for the new and to recap:You are Alex. A newly minted trainer and camping enthusiast just starting out on your journey at the age of seventeen after your father lost his job in order to help pay the bills. On the road, you met Fie, the Fire Gym Leader, Gareth a novice Aura Guardian on pilgrimage and Holly, a runaway heiress using a pseudonym. You've also made enemies of Team Green a group of violent, radical activists looking to abolish pokemon training.Last time, you battled a wild Gengar, got some well-earned sleep, found out Fie's dad was coming to visit and started your battle with Emma for your third badge.
>>5797460>>5797466>>5797469>>5797657"Syurm, Synthesis!" You order."Finish it off, Coalossal." Emma says. "Smack Down.As you watch, Syurm's aura briefly recovers into the green, before a single rock, hurled at bulleting velocity by Coalossal takes Syurm in the abdomen and knocks her aura straight past the red and into the grey of unconsciousness.You're about to recall her when Fie blows her whistle."Time out!" She barks, before hurrying over, already digging through the emergency first aid kit at her hip.You rush over in alarm and blanch as you see the ragged cracks in Syurm's carapace where the rock hit her."Is she..." You begin, feeling cold."She'll be alright, but she's going to need a week or two to recover." Fie predicts. "Give me her ball and I'll send her to your mum." She adds as she gives Syurm a revive.You nod, before recalling her after giving Syurm a vague reassurance she'll be alright before returning her and handing her ball to Fie, who hurries away, before returning a minute later."All good. Leavanny is unable to battle." She declares.Rascal (Braviary)Ayumi (Dratini)LatiasSage (Braixen)Syurm (Leavvany) (Incapacitated)Blitz (Growlithe)
>>5798208Our team is pretty hard countered by that Coalossal. I'm thinking of either switching to Rascal for the mobility (though the Stealth Rock is still up) or Latias (I'm still a bit hesitant to use her so soon or at all even).
>>5798233Stealth Rock is gone. You managed to bait Coalossal into Rapid Spinning your side of the field.
>>5798208>Rascal >>5798296I don't know how I forgot that. I think I have the memory of a goldfish.
>>5798387>>5798564"Go, Rascal!" You say, releasing him into the arena next.He flaps his wings and takes to hovering opposite Coalossal, watching it intently."No need to be fancy, Coalossal. Smack Down." Emma orders.>Use a move>Switch>Forfeit>OtherMoves:PeckLeerHone ClawsAgilityWing AttackFury AttackScary FaceAerial AceRoostFlyRock SmashSecret Power- FightingHidden Power (???)Cut
>>5798751>Hidden Power (???)taking the chance.Also,>Threadly reminder a Mudkip would have trivialized this situation
>>5798751>Secret Power>- FightingIt is sheer force boosted and at 97 Bp.
>>5798788Anons chose to answer TG tracking calls instead of taking a break and befriending a Mudkip.Maybe we can take a detour to Crescent island camp/train a few days then befriend one of the Mudkip there.
Rolled 52 (1d100)>>5798761>>5799802Roll.
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>>5799812They are on the next road anyway
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>>5799882>>5799883>>5799993>>5800003"Secret Power!" You order and Rascal dives in at Coalossal just as it launches another rock.Rascal's dive winds up coming in a hair too early and he winds up missing Coalossal and taking Coalossal's rock head-on, knocking him senseless and sending him crashing into the ground and skidding across the arena out of bounds, his aura a deep, angry red, even as Coalossal's aura slowly changes to a burned orange as the sickly purple that had been speckling it becomes more common place.Rascal does manage to struggle up, but he's in a bad way.While you're pondering what to do however, Emma recalls Coalossal, before releasing a Salandit in its place."I think Coalossal's done enough for now, don't you?" She says conversationally.It doesn't look like there's anything out of the ordinary with this Salandit and if you were to guess, you'd say it's roughly as strong as Rascal.Either way, Coalossal might be taking a break, but it's not out and this fight is already looking like a longshot at best.You're glad you didn't set a percentage bet, that's for sure.>Use a move>Switch>Forfeit>OtherMoves:PeckLeerHone ClawsAgilityWing AttackFury AttackScary FaceAerial AceRoostFlyRock SmashSecret Power- FightingHidden Power (???)Cut
>>5800677>RoostAnd tell him to keep an eye out for anything.
Rolled 48 (1d100)>>5800725>>5800817>>5800903Roll.
Rolled 13 (1d100)>>5800918Let's see if we keep on jobbing.
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>>5800918>>5800919>>5801005>>5801008"Roost, Rascal!" You order.He flutters down to rest and immediately, his aura begins to recover."Nasty Plot." Emma orders.You're not sure what that does, but you're not sure you like how Salandit smiles as it looks at Rascal.>Use a move>Switch>Forfeit>OtherMoves:PeckLeerHone ClawsAgilityWing AttackFury AttackScary FaceAerial AceRoostFlyRock SmashSecret Power- FightingHidden Power (???)Cut
>>5802653>Secret Power>- Fighting
>>5802653>Aerial AceNo chance of missing.
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>>5802993>>5802995>>5803010>>5803011"Flamethrower." Emma orders."Aerial Ace!" You say, simultaneously.Rascal swoops in and side-swipes Salandit, sending its aura into the orange, but in turn, is hit by an intense blast of fire from Salandit that knocks him out cold with a cry."Braviary is unable to battle." Fie declares.You're two pokemon down and Emma's yet to lose one. Coalossal is heavily injured and Salandit is moderatly injured, but given how things are going, it might just be better to quit while you're ahead.>Use a move>Switch>Forfeit>OtherMoves:PeckLeerHone ClawsAgilityWing AttackFury AttackScary FaceAerial AceRoostFlyRock SmashSecret Power- FightingHidden Power (???)CutTeam:Rascal (Braviary) (Fainted)Ayumi (Dratini)LatiasSage (Braixen)Syurm (Leavvany) (Incapacitated)Blitz (Growlithe)
Excuse me while I forget my tripcode.
>>5803960>Switch>BlitzHe has Flash Fire as an ability. It could negate the use of Flamethrower at least.
>>5804074Supporting.QM you want us to forfeit. I won't.
>>5804074Latias is the wiser choice.Without Toxic in play Blitz can set up Doubleteam and Dragondance to sweep.
>>5804116>An utterly untrained Legendary.>Up against an Ex-E4 member.HAHA NO!>>5803960>Blitz (Growlithe)I refuse to fucking quit. This bitch will have to at least earn her victory.
>>5804173>Untrained>Maxed SpA and Speed training is only 3 steps away from maxed out>Has the necessary moves to deal damage with Dragon Pulse and Psybeam>Calm mind for set up and Battonpass for pivot
>>5804074>>5804173"Go, Blitz." You say, releasing him."Sludge Bomb." Emma orders.Holy crap, she is not giving you an inch.>Use a move>Switch>Forfeit>OtherMoves:BiteHowlEmberLeerRoarFire FangMorning SunCrunch (Chance to Fail.)AgilityQuick AttackDragon BreathDragon DanceAerial AceSecret PowerDouble Team
>>5805652>Quick Attack to dodge, then Double Team
>>5805652>Quick Attack to dodge
Rolled 34 (1d100)>>5805729>>5805733Roll.
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Rolled 94 (1d100)>>5805741>>Use a move>>Switch
>>5805782Sorry highlighted the other choices on accident.
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>>5806242Looks like luck is finally coming back to us.
>>5806344Blitz not only dodged but doubled up that Doubleteam... Now Emma has to hit us at 0.3 accuracy.We get to set up Dragon dance and KO her team unless she has a Roar prepared.
>>5805741>>5805780>>5805782>>5806242"Quick Attack into Double Team, dodge it, Blitz!" You order frantically.The bomb of purple sludge is in the air as Blitz starts running and weaving his way across the arena, leaving after-images in his wake, neatly avoiding the Sludge Bomb as it hits the ground harmlessly, audibly hissing as it does so, while Blitz leaves a sea of afterimages in his wake."Now, Dragon Dance!" You order, siezing the opportunity to get some initiative back."Clever." Emma admits. "Salandit, use Taunt." She orders.Salandit chitters, but it doesn't seem to have any effect.You have to wonder what Emma was playing at there. Taunt's not a move you're familiar with.>Use a move>Switch>Forfeit>OtherMoves:BiteHowlEmberLeerRoarFire FangMorning SunCrunch (Chance to Fail.)AgilityQuick AttackDragon BreathDragon DanceAerial AceSecret PowerDouble Team
>>5807567>Use a move>Dragon BreathWell Taunt ruins the setup, and physical attacks might ruin the Double Team, so I'll opt for ranged attacks. Was debating going for Aerial Ace or Crunch, I mean it's more viable than using Fire Fang on a Fire type.
>>5807567>Use a moveQuick Attack. We have +1 we need to end thing now.
>>5807597>>5807618>>5807851>Dragon Breath>Quick Attack>Aerial AceNext vote decides.
>>5807882Dragonbreath to keep up the Doubleteam
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>>5807912>>5807945>>5808036>>5808167Well, whatever the case you need to start getting some damage in on Salandit."Dragon Breath!" You order."Heh. Let's make this interesting: Dragon Pulse, Salandit." Emma orders.Blitz belches a tongue of purple fire as he continues to charge around, before Salandit responds with a broad blast of similarly purple energy.The two attacks clash, before the Dragon Breath blows through the Pulse and tags Salandit, turning its aura to red.It's breathing heavily now and looks one good hit from keeling over.Blitz meanwhile, isn't looking much better after taking the Dragon Pulse. He looks like a lovetap could knock him out, nevermind anything Salandit has been dishing out.This particular match up looks like it'll come down to whoever manages to make the first move.>Use a move>Switch>Forfeit>OtherMoves:BiteHowlEmberLeerRoarFire FangMorning SunCrunch (Chance to Fail.)AgilityQuick AttackDragon BreathDragon DanceAerial AceSecret PowerDouble Team
>>5808695>Quick AttackWhoever makes the first move eh?
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>>5798203Hey so semi related. Does anyone here remember a Pokemon Quest with an autist in the title, or possibly Neet? I'm trying to find the archive of the gem but it's not showing up.
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>>5808891Nevermind. Found it.
>>5808893>>5808845salandit is out of there
>>5808893Quick attack does its thing and Taunt has worn off so we can Morning Sun stall with Doubleteam still active.
>>5808840>>5808843>>5808845>>5808893"Quick Attack!" You order."Poison- Damn." Emma says as Blitz darts in and shoulder-checks Salandit hard enough to send it tumbling across the arena back to Emma.He barks happily, before going back to charging around and leaving after images everywhere."Salandit is out." Fie declares."Hm. Guess I don't need to hold back quite so much." Emma says, selecting her next ball."Incineroar." She says as she releases the hulking brute of a pokemon. "Roar."...Shit.>Use a move>Switch>Forfeit>OtherMoves:BiteHowlEmberLeerRoarFire FangMorning SunCrunch (Chance to Fail.)AgilityQuick AttackDragon BreathDragon DanceAerial AceSecret PowerDouble Team
>>5810243>Morning SunHeal up before the forced switch.
Rolled 3 (1d3)>>5810246>>5810333Roll.
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>>5810531>Inb4 25% AI debuff miss chance on status moves occurs here somehow.
>>5810937We could come up with mastering Doubleteam in a different way.The mon vibrating on the spot to counter sound based moves both status and weaker attacks than Hypervoice/Uproar.Anime bullshit is allowed in this quest. Remember that.It shouldn't go beyond simple physics, mastering a single move or a one-two combo tho.
>>5810531>>5810618>>5810677>>5810688"Morning Sun!" You order.Blitz glows brightly for a brief moment, his aura returning to a dull yellow before Incineroar's Roar sends him scurrying back towards you.You recall him and fumble blindly with your belt, before releasing Sage opposite the hulking Dark type."Shit." You say through clenched teeth."Language." Fie warns from the sidelines.Emma just clasps her cane and leans on it as she regards you."So what will it be?" She asks. "You're two pokemon down now and at a crippling disadvantage type-wise." She notes.>Use a move>Switch>Forfeit>OtherMoves:ScratchTail WhipEmberPsybeamProtectIncinerateLight ScreenMystical FireCut
>>5811538>Use a move>Protect.Get info. Make sure to apologize to Sage once this fight is over. Make the bitch earn her win.>TFW no Reflect....Also Sage is our last Pokemon that we can select if im not mistaken. So yeah its her and Blitz.
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>>5811538>Light Screen then immediately withdraw Sage from the match before Emma can attack.Prep Blitz for special attackers."There is no giving up in my dictionary. I will do all that i can do."Reminder to teach Sage Electric and Normal type special attacks along with Energy ball and Reflect later.Also OP are you going with the Gen2/LGPE approach for max EVs?If so aside from being a monster in terms of speed and attack Blitz will also be our best endurance fighter.
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Rolled 2 (1d100)>>5811960Damn it only refreshed now.
>>5811972I'm not sure I follow.>>5811974>>5811975Fortunately, you don't need to roll for this.
>>5811983Set up light-screen and then make sure to withdraw Sage from the match before she can get hit.She wont be able to participate any more, tho she would avoid injury.We need to set aside enough time in the future to teach her new moves since Fire/Dark is her worst match-up.Thunderwave, Shockwave and Thunderbolt are top priority.Round, Swift and Hypervoice are next.Grass knot and Energy ball are final.
>>5811990I meant about Gen2/LGPE approach to max EVs
>>5812042Gen2 and LGPE did not have a limit on how many EVs can be gained in total.You could max them stats all out which is reasonable as there shouldn't be a limit to training fixed in numbers like that.It should come down to effort... Heh
>>5812043Ahhh...Yeah, makes sense.It'd just take more effort the higher you raise a stat and you'd obviously be giving up the opportunity to do something else.
>>5812045Yup but on pokemon like our future little Arcanine here...No wonder they got called Legendary.
>>5811960"I'm not giving up." You reply."I admire your spirit, but you really need to work on your discretion." Emma says. "Darkest Lariat." She orders."Protect." You counter.Sage throws up a barrier in time to intercept the running clothesline from Incineroar, but now it's right on top of her and Sage has lost the advantage of distance.It looks like Emma's determined to end this match now.>Use a move>Switch>Forfeit>OtherMoves:ScratchTail WhipEmberPsybeamProtectIncinerateLight ScreenMystical FireCut
>>5812716>Light Screen and duck underneath IncineroarThen we withdraw her from the match.
>>5812716>>5812719Using psybeam on a dark type wouldn't work so I'm supporting >>5812932
Rolled 73 (1d100)>>5812932>>5812957Okay, roll.
Rolled 4 (1d100)>>5813018Pls no cursed rolls... I have botched too many.
Rolled 21 (1d100)>>5813018Rolling.>>5813021>"pls no cursed rolls">gets a crit failThat's actually pretty funny.
>>5812719>Psybeam>Dark type.WOT R U DOING?!?>>5813021Yeah no this is over. But we gon fight it to the end.
Can someone else roll? Maybe there's some insane possibility of getting a crit.
Rolled 22 (1d100)Let me ruin it.
>>5813141>>5812957didn't know incineroar was fire and dark, i picked the owl instead back when it was new
>>5813021>>5813068>>5813185"Bulldoze." Emma orders."Light Screen" You order, only to feel a lurch in your gut.In response, Sage throws up a barrier as Incineroar begins to stomp, only for it to falter just as it brings its foot down, ragdolling her across the arena where she struggles to her feet, her aura an angry red at the thrashing she just endured.>Use a move>Switch to Blitz>Forfeit>OtherMoves:ScratchTail WhipEmberPsybeamProtectIncinerateLight ScreenMystical FireCut
>>5813805>OtherWithdraw Sage from the match entirely.Something we should have done with Syrum the moment she pulled off the Toxic stall and made Emma clear the field of hazards.
>>5813805>Switch to BlitzYeah don't want another Syrum incident.
>>5814076Officially withdrawing Sage from the match works better.This is a league sanctioned match remember, not a street brawl.We can use the rules to consider our pokemons well-being.She cant be called out again of course but we don't have to worry about her getting hurt or injured like Syrum.Sadly the gambit with the Lightscreen didn't work out but a destroyed Lightscreen is better than an injured pokemon at this point.
>>5814131That's fair. I'll switch my vote to support you then.
>>5814131Agreeing with that
>>5814043>>5814182>>5814371You hesitate, before recalling Sage as she sways where she stands."You did your best." You say, before stowing her ball."Are you switching or ceding?" Emma asks, arching an eyebrow in query.>Forfeit.>No. (Put Blitz back in.)
>>5815072OP you railroad too much.>I'm withdrawing her from the match
>>5815392Do you have any advice on how to improve?Because I've been doing my damnmedest to *not* railroad.Addendum: To elaborate on why Emma keeps asking if you're going to give up, it's because she knows your team now and she knows that she can just hammer you into the ground without much effort from this point.She's seeing where your pride takes a back seat for the welfare of your team.
>>5815433That much is obvious.She is also likely very hastily trying to get us out of the gym so Fie doesn't end up knocked up on her watch (she tattled to Fies dad or leaked a rumor to him but was too rash about it and didn't think shed have to face an injured/burned and out of sorts Alex).In terms of improving.Maybe less lasting injuries for crit fails.Maybe leave it at 1 days impediment and rest unless it is a successive one or the players abused their mons well-being by being excessively careless.The dice are fickle and a 5% chance to send our mons home for 2 weeks treatment and rest is too high to keep the quest going.Aside from that when players give a reasonable write in its best to think about it.Any sanctioned league would allow a pokemon to be withdrawn from a match permanently (for their well being) without demanding it be knocked out or a forfeit from the trainer.We don't operate on game rules but on RP.
>>5815438>less lasting injuries for crit fails.I wasn't expecting them to be quite as frequent as they have been. The big one there for injuries though is critical knock-outs. Reason I went with injuries in the first place was to give a reason to have some depth to the roster.The timing though is something I've been thinking about a lot though - this isn't Xcom. Max on that though going forward is going to be a week. With an open roll.>Aside from that when players give a reasonable write in its best to think about it.I do my best to work with input given.>Any sanctioned league would allow a pokemon to be withdrawn from a match permanently (for their well being) without demanding it be knocked out or a forfeit from the trainer.That's true and in retrospect, I probably should've used your aura sense to let you all know that addendum in-post.
>>5815447So a week worth of rest from now on for injuries and they only happen on crit knockouts.Seems alright.If you look at the pacing of the quest you can improve it with more mandatory time skips to run things like management sim.At least for EV training or reading books/learning the basics of a skill from gym staff (pokemon breeder work would be right up Alex's alley for the farm plan, supporting Fie and becoming a better trainer).Maybe give us a time-skip of Alex and co. at the Flying type gym being run haggard/hazed like they are in an army boot-camp as a write in and we vote what he does over the course of 2 weeks working there side from work.>Learn how to do efficient EV training>EV train specific pokemon>Tutor specific moves to pokemon (like 1 move a day with guaranteed 1/3 progress unless the daily roll is good)>Work on specific 1-2 move combos to make them smooth (Doubleteam-Dragondance seem a safe bet or Quick attack-Doublekick)>Pokemon care/studying the breeders trade (there are probably remote courses he can take to get licensed)These would be daily tasks of which we could work on 2 a day for each of our pokemon.As for the rest they are more RP heavy.>Taking personal security measures after contacting Winters for safe coms. and notifying our family on how to stay safe (maybe send them 10k home for now)>Flying safety course/License>Letting Rascal battle as a speed-bump, gym trainer duties (earning pocket money and letting him grow while learning about other flying types, we will likely raise a Talonflame for the gym)>Regular meetings, talking & sparing session with Gareth and Holly every 3 days to boost our levels and everyone's combat ability.
>>5815072>>5815334>>5815392Tangent on my writing aside, I need a tie-breaker.
>>5816068I'll vote to withdraw her from the match too.
>>5816068>>5816080"No. Outmatched or not, I'm not beaten." You reply as you select Blitz's ball again. "I'm withdrawing Sage from the match though. One injury today is already too many."She nods, once as you send in Blitz again."Well, just to confirm..." She says. "Flamethrower." She orders Incineroar.Not, you feel, because she expects it to work how she intends, but more it seems for her own curiosity.The inferno that Incineroar blasts Blitz with engulfs and flows around him and when it clears, he's glowing brightly.You've never seen Flash Fire in action before, but damn if Blitz doesn't look impressive right now.Emma smiles to herself."Thought so." She says, with evident satisfaction."What was that about?" You ask."I'll tell you after. Incineroar, Bulldoze." Emma orders.>Use a move>Forfeit>OtherMoves:BiteHowlEmberLeerRoarFire FangMorning SunCrunch (Chance to Fail.)AgilityQuick AttackDragon BreathDragon DanceAerial AceSecret PowerDouble Team
>>5816300>Quick Attack up above him then Aerial ace downwards
>>5816303Let's do that.
Rolled 6 (1d100)>>5816303>>5816337Okay, two rolls, if you please.
Rolled 94, 33 = 127 (2d100)>>5816342
Rolled 35, 69 = 104 (2d100)>>5816342
Rolled 39, 89 = 128 (2d100)>>5816342
>>5816344>>5816457>94,89That Incineroar felt that.Maybe hes prone on the ground right now with Blitz on top of his back.
Rolled 21 (1d100)>>5816342>>5816344>>5816421>>5816457Incineroar brings its foot down and sends a shockwave rippling out towards Blitz."Quick Attack, jump!" You order quickly.Blitz charges forward at your order and bounds over the shockwave relatively unscathed, gaining a fair amount of air and getting above Incineroar without issue."Now, Aerial Ace!" You order.In response, Blitz's glowing aura flares as he slams down into Incineroar like a meteor, immediately dropping its aura into the yellow before he bounds down and away."Not bad." Emma admits. "Darkest Lariat.">Use a move>Forfeit>OtherMoves:BiteHowlEmberLeerRoarFire FangMorning SunCrunch (Chance to Fail.)AgilityQuick AttackDragon BreathDragon DanceAerial AceSecret PowerDouble Team
>>5817140>Quick-attack Aerial Ace againHit hard enough and it will drop. Let's faint, get behind, hit under the flailing arms
>>5817140>Quick Attack and Morning sunDodge with Quick attack to the corner furthest from Incineroar then Morning sun
>>5817140>Quick-attack Aerial Ace again
>>5817218>>5817331>>5817477>>5817140Okay, two rolls please.
Rolled 63 (1d100)>>5817984As in 2d100 or just two 1d100s from different anons?
Rolled 22, 80 = 102 (2d100)>>5817984Time to pray. If we lose, so be it, we fought hard. EVERYONE is getting treats, pets and a LOT of love after this. EVERYONE.>>5818049dice+2d100 is what he wants.
Rolled 97 (1d100)>>5817984>>5818049Alright, here's my second dice.
Rolled 42, 43 = 85 (2d100)>>5817984
>>5818132>CritsAnd Incineroar is downThe way we are using Quickattack and Aerial ace might lead to Blitz learning Bounce in the future.>Flying legendary dog
>>5818049>>5818132>>5818074>>5818341"Quick Attack, dodge under it!" You order.Blitz does as you say, ducking under Incineroar's charge, coming out the other side none the worse for wear behind the bigger pokemon with a clear shot at its back."Now, Aerial Ace!" You order.Blitz turns on a dime at your word and charges back at Incineroar, catching it between the shoulders, off-balance and overcommitted from hitting air and knocks it sprawling into the arena floor, breaking its fall with its chest and knocking the breath out of it, leaving it gasping and knocked out on the ground."Oh, bravo." Emma says, recalling Incineroar. "You know, you've done better than I thought you would, getting this far." She says conversationally. "Coalossal, finish this - Smack Down!" She orders.Coalossal is still poisoned and even if it looks like it's not hitting it quite as hard as it was, its aura is still a deep orange right now. A hard enough hit ought to knock it out in your view. Blitz just has to hit it first.>Use a move>Forfeit>OtherMoves:BiteHowlEmberLeerRoarFire FangMorning SunCrunch (Chance to Fail.)AgilityQuick AttackDragon BreathDragon DanceAerial AceSecret PowerDouble Team
>>5818532>Quick Attack far left behind it then Dragon DanceSmackdown requires a hit and is basically throwing a heavy rock in an arc.Easy to dodge as long as you enter a blind spot quickly.Toxic will wear it down and Dragon dance lets us guarantee a KO while setting up for our next opponent.
>>5818532Double TeamLet's dodge-scam stall with poison
>>5818532>Quick Attack into Double Team
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>>5819574Doge used double dodge.
>>5819963But doesn't that hurt us too?
Rolled 66 (1d100)>>5819974Nah means we have a twin stack of doubleteam on Blitz.>>5819379Forgot my roll
>>5819981>double dodgeYou're right. Don't know why I thought that said Double Edge. I need some sleep.
>>5819379>>5819442>>5819574>>5819981"Double Team!" You order.Blitz runs, leaving after images in his wake again, the rock Coalossal throws hitting one of the doubles and missing Blitz completely before it coughs as the poison takes its toll, dropping its aura to the red.Blitz could comfortably knock Coalossal off from here, you feel."Hm. Again." Emma says.>Use a move>OtherMoves:BiteHowlEmberLeerRoarFire FangMorning SunCrunch (Chance to Fail.)AgilityQuick AttackDragon BreathDragon DanceAerial AceSecret PowerDouble Team
>>5820138>Quick attackLet's end him.
Rolled 80 (1d100)>>5820159>>5820170Okay, looks like we have a consensus. Roll.
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>>5820203>>5820435I don't feel so good right now...
>>5820436Getting three out of four mons down aint bad. That Roar REALLY fucked us up bad thou.
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>>5820558if we fail here we just need to avoid getting hit long enough for the toxic to take it down
>>5820176>>5820203>>5820435>>5820558"Quick Attack!" You order.You can feel your pulse pounding, but you can't tell if it's from nerves or you're amped up over how close this battle is.Blitz zips in and tackles Coalossal head on, before darting away, dodging the rock Coalossal hurls after him as it shatters into fragments, before the behemoth topples as Syurm's poison does its work, before Emma recalls it.She chuckles."You know, I've been debating who I'd send out to finish this." She says, selecting another ball. "I was going to go with my Ninetales, but I think you and the pup have just about earned a fair fight. Arcanine, come on out."Across from you, the Arcanine Emma sends out is as tall as your shoulder. It's cot and mane are glossy and it's clear it's been very well trained.You actually take a step back as it glares imperiously across at you and Blitz whimpers audibly."Extreme Speed." She orders.You really wish you'd managed to teach Blitz Protect right about now.>Use a move>OtherMoves:BiteHowlEmberLeerRoarFire FangMorning SunCrunch (Chance to Fail.)AgilityQuick AttackDragon BreathDragon DanceAerial AceSecret PowerDouble Team
>>5821007Double team a
>>5821007>Double teamOnly way is to cheat our way through it like a Point and Click protagonist
Rolled 6 (1d100)>>5821031>>5821064>>5821073>>5821090Roll.
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Rolled 17 (1d20)>>5821138Man the dice do NOT like Emma today. All it takes i one roll to go poorly for us to lose.
>>5821138>>5821141>>5821149>>5821427"Double Team!" You order, but Arcanine has already moved, faster than you can track......At one of Blitz's doubles as he continues to race around adding even more after images to the confusion as Arcanine looks around, now thoroughly lost."Hm." Emma says, apparently impressed. "Well now..." She says, a thoughtful look crossing her face as she debates something."What?" You ask."Just debating if I put business before pleasure or not." Emma replies.That doesn't sound reassuring.>I'm not looking for charity.>I mean... where's the harm?>This a battle, not a garden party. (Use a move.)>OtherMoves:BiteHowlEmberLeerRoarFire FangMorning SunCrunch (Chance to Fail.)AgilityQuick AttackDragon BreathDragon DanceAerial AceSecret PowerDouble Team
>>5821689>As long as it doesn't kill or maim anyone permanently, I suppose...And if we can still order a move, then>Double Team into Dragon Dance
>>5821689"So, debating with yourself at how hard an Elite 4 champion should go against a 2-badges Neophyte?" >Double Team into Dragon Dance
Rolled 11 (1d100)>>5821709>>5821767Okay, roll.
Rolled 10 (1d100)>>5821858
Rolled 62 (1d100)>>5821767Dont we techincally only have 1 badge?>>5821858
Rolled 82 (1d100)>>5821858
>>58219772 Bug and Rock
>>5822043When did we get the rock badge? I remember bug.
>>5822206From Daz.We used Volta and Latias to beat him.
>>5822321What thread was that in?
>>5821858>>5821880>>5821977>>5822033"So, debating with yourself at how hard an Elite 4 champion should go against a two-badge Rookie?" You reply."Indeed. You certainly know what you're doing." Emma concedes. "It's mostly a matter of if I want to just use Aerial Ace or Swift or not." She adds.Well, that's going to live rent free in your head."Double Team!" You order."Bite." Emma orders.Arcanine bites down on a double as Blitz generates even more, leaving the arena a sea of motion in which you can barely keep up with him, even being able to make out his aura shining dull green in the sea of doubles."Now, Dragon Dance." You order."Headbutt." Emma orders.Once again, Arcanine hits a double instead of Blitz as hw runs through the steps to Dragon Dance, gaining speed and renewed confidence after what you surmise was Arcanine's Intimidate cowing him.>Use a move>OtherMoves:BiteHowlEmberLeerRoarFire FangMorning SunCrunch (Chance to Fail.)AgilityQuick AttackDragon BreathDragon DanceAerial AceSecret PowerDouble Team
>>5822650how high are the chances of Crunch failing
>>5822652Twenty percent, though he's about at the stage he can use it risk free now.
>>5822650>Crunch>"It's mostly a matter of if I want to just use Aerial Ace or Swift or not."Dang, she's taking it easy on us. I don't know why I didn't consider her having Aerial Ace or some other always-hit move.
Rolled 93 (1d100)>>5822986>>5823011>>5823034Roll.
Rolled 57 (1d100)>>5823076
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Rolled 93 (1d100)>>5823076
Rolled 47 (1d100)>>5823076>>5823077>>5823098>>5823100"Crunch!" You order."Bite." Emma coutners evenly.Blitz bounds in and clamps his jaws down on Arcanine's shoulder, leaving Arcanine's aura tinged with bruised blue in the dull green, only to get deftly plucked out of the air as he tries to bound back away by the bigger pokemon.He struggles as his aura changes from green to dark orange... and stops there. "Quick Attack." Emma orders. "Nice and easy.">Use a move>OtherMoves:BiteHowlEmberLeerRoarFire FangMorning SunCrunch (Chance to Fail.)AgilityQuick AttackDragon BreathDragon DanceAerial AceSecret PowerDouble Team
>>5823107Morning sunHopefully it gets distracted by one of the double teams while we heal.
>>5823107>>OtherWithdraw"That was enough Blitz rest up."Let us avoid another injury.He has done enough with knocking out 3 pokemon.
Rolled 84 (1d100)>>5823245
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>>5823168Thats gonna forfeit the match. Blitz is our last pokemon.
Rolled 30 (1d100)>>5823245
>>5823107>>5823304>>5823338>>5823470"Morning Sun!" You order desperately.To Blitz's credit, his aura does start to recover.It's turned from deep orange to yellow by the time Arcanine has closed the distance, but as the bigger pokemon shoulder checks him, he loses concentration and his aura drops to grey as he slumps over, defeated."Growlithe is unable to battle. Victory goes to Emma." Fie pronounces.You let out a gusty sigh.You're not even really that disappointed.That was one hell of a battle."Great job, Blitz." You say as you recall him."That was well handled." Emma compliments as you both walk out onto the arena."Don't go giving him that, that was shit."Emma scowls as you both turn to where the observation was called from the stands.Leaning on the rail is a bear of a man in an open-collared shirt, dusty denim jeans and battered work boots.The 'Stantler-in-headlights' look on Fie's face is telling, but you can recognise Fie's dad from the match you saw on TV back in Silveridge.>Let Emma reply.>Challenge him.>Other
>>5824246>Let Emma reply.We'll get trounced if we battle him.
>>5824246>>OtherAgreed i did a bad job, less cussing sir.Training up a pup for head on clashes takes time that i did not have thanks to getting chased around by squadrons of Team Green, being burned by some dumb rookie and handling the break-in yesterday evening.If i had the chance to raise a Blaze Breed Tauros tho that would have been a much better battle.(we left a bad impression let us fix that)
>>5824246Supporting >>5824302. Of COURSE the asshole saw all of that. So now we need to deal with Fie's dad looking down on us at all times. Gonna make kicking his fucking dick in all the sweeter.
>>5824302I don't think this is going to impress him in the least.
>>5824246>>Let Emma reply.
>>5824246>Let Emma reply.
Emma replies>>5824251>>5824590>>5825261Reply yourself.>>5824302>>5824388>>5824557Sorry for the absence. Long week, getting my car serviced and then had shopping to do. I was absolutely rooted by the time I got home so I took a nap.Next vote decides.
>>5825314Reply ourselves.Do not try to sound ingratiating but provoke him into taking Alex in for training/protection against TG.Emma called him in deliberately so Fie does not end up pregnant.Maybe Holly will stay in Saltcoast to train with Gardevoir for a while.
>>5825314>>5825416"And who the hell are you?" You reply, deciding to play dumb."Norris Armstrong, the Abiding Fury. And if that was your best, you might as well head on back to wherever you're from, because you'll wash out of the League if you can't even hack Emma when she's mucking around." Norris replies.Fie rolls her eyes, schooling her features into a more neutral look as she turns around."Dad. You're here early." She says, apparently trying to seize control of the conversation before either you or Emma say anything."Yeah, well those vegan punks bailed out of the islands after you an' your mum smashed their main contingent on New Crescent, so clean up was a joke. Got lucky on catching the ferry as well. You deciding to give this joker some pointers so he's less of a pushover?" He asks, indicating you off handedly."He's been volunteering as one of my challenge overseers, yes." Fie replies. "What he lacks in terms of skill as a trainer, he seems to make up for with practical skills. He could teach me a thing or two about campfires, for one." She adds.That's honeslty flattering, coming from her."And here's me without a shotgun handy." Norris says, grinning.>Screw you.>What's that supposed to mean? (Keep playing dumb.)>Challenge him.>Whatever.>What are you doing here?>Come clean about you and Fie. (Escalate.)>Other
>>5825432>>What are you doing here?Could have used that help yesterday while we had a break-in.
>>5825432>What's that supposed to mean? (Keep playing dumb.)Just dont even get the bastard started.
>>5825432>>What's that supposed to mean? (Keep playing dumb.)>What's a shotgun?We know censorship police will come and storm the building if there is a firearm discussion.
>>5825432>What's that supposed to mean? (Keep playing dumb.)>>5825568Maybe we should have a firearm discussion, censorship police sound infinitely better to deal with than Fie's dad.
>>5825432>>What's that supposed to mean? (Keep playing dumb.)
>>5825467>>5825568>>5825726>>5825899"What's that supposed to mean?" You reply."It means keep your hands off my daughter if you know what's good for you." Norris replies.You get the impression that the threat itself is only half bluster.He might not bury you, but he'll absolutely do whatever he feels he has to to keep Fie single until she's thirty.>...Wait, what?>Understood!>Where's this coming from?>I do what I want.>Other
>>5826324>Well, anyway, what are you doing here?Let's just ignore his comment and move on. We need to get stronger in order to beat him someday.
>>5826324>...Wait, what?I really wished we hadnt lost to Emma right here. It gives the old man WAAAAAAAAY to much leverage rn. Whatever. Lets just get outta here.
>>5826324>>I do what I want.The thing these kinds of guys hate the most are sneaks and cowards.
>>5826324>>I do what I want.
>>5826571>>5826572You arch an eyebrow."I don't think that's for you to decide, myself." You reply. "If I want to try my luck, I will. And whatever Fie says about it is her business." You add.Norris's eyes narrow as he looks you up and down now, assessing you."You ever seen what sort of injuries happen on a mining site?" Norris asks."Is that a threat?" You rejoin without missing a beat.Norris snorts."If this were my gym you'd be flat on your arse." He says.>I wouldn't be so confident.>Maybe.>Is this what you came here for?>Other
>>5826583>>Maybe.Wont keep me from trying.I will beat you soon enough or keep trying.(jig is definitely up, Emma tattled)>OtherSay old man why deliberately leave out my role on Crescent island?If you want to snub me stay direct with your threats, i don't have much patience for anything else.
>>5826583>Well, anyway, what are you doing here?This is stupid. Who cares about what he thinks? Why take his bait and go down to his level?
>>5826745Because he expects us to man up and face him.He wants someone who can actually care for and protect his little princess.The ridiculous requirements he has for money and personal strength are for that.Alex can get by the money issue if he shows results as a breeder ready to set up a farm/stable.What he needs to prove right now is power and combat ability.
>>5826583Supporting >>5826586Emma ratted, no point in playing coy with the fat fuck.
>>5826761He's just an asshole anon, it's not that deep. I've met people like this. Nothing will truly impress him, but words (and promising to beat him/threats) will impress him the least.
>>5826950Nah but we can provoke him to a 1 on 1 match against Latias who maxed out her special attack stat and can fly out of reach of any meaningful moves.Loosing trainer has to take a hit from the winner.Dragon dance max boosted Alex vs. presumably aura capable Fighting type gym leader.I bet all the older gym leaders have aura.
>>5826583>>5826745+1Fighting him now gets us nowhere. Give actions instead of words, but we aren't strong enough now. Like, Fie's ex wasn't strong enough.
>>5826989>showing Latias to himSounds like a terrible idea that will affect us in the future, unless I'm missing something and he already knows.But why do you guys think Emma told on us? He'd probably say the same threats to any guy Fie compliments.>>5826583I have a question Busy, does Fie's dad know about Latias?
>>5827041>But why do you guys think Emma told on us?He showed up WAAAAAAAAAAAAAAY too early and he sat down to watch some noboby battle for a badge, instead of doing whatever else he wanted to do. Coincidences? Sure, but that is a little too perfect for my tastes.
>>5827041>But why do you guys think Emma told on us? He'd probably say the same threats to any guy Fie compliments.>Guy shows up out of nowhere after Fie and Alex had some alone time>Emma baits us for the battle while he watches hidden in the stands>Emma probably unaware or caught off guard by yesterdays events because she invited him priorGuy definitely knows
>>5827050>>5827055>"That was well handled." Emma compliments as you both walk out onto the arena.>"Don't go giving him that, that was shit.">Emma scowls as you both turn to where the observation was called from the stands.I don't see why you guys think she's on his side or something. She clearly doesn't like him.
>>5827066A guy like that probably has something on her and she's trying to get him to fuck off.
>>5827075So he's smart enough to do that sort of thing and pull the strings? Sorry but that's a little too hard to believe, especially considering the way he fights pokemon battles.
>>5827080He has remained a gym leader for a reason. Underestimating him will only fuck us up.
>>5827127That's fair enough. But then how can we figure out what exactly he's doing and how to deal with it? I still don't think getting into an argument with him is a good idea.
>>5827041No, he isn't aware of Latias.
Maybe>>5826586>>5826775Well anyway, what are you doing here?>>5826745>>5827032Next vote is a tiebreaker.
>>5827812Also include the 1 on 1 write in.We smack his pokemon with Latias then Alex gets to either humble him with aura or probe if the old man has it too which is likely.If he has aura directly learning from him will do us good.Our pokemon also need the strength training for straightforward fights.
>>5827621>>5827812"Maybe. Won't keep me from trying." You reply."Don't test me, boy." Noris warns."Or what?" You challenge.Norris scowls down at you.It's pretty clear that he's used to the shovel talk being enough to scare most people off trying to date Fie.He's not used to being stood up to and it's both throwing him for a loop and pissing him off."You've got a lot of cheek for a kid who just got his shit wrecked by an old lady past her prime." He says, tossing a poke ball and releasing a Machoke."Dad-" Fie begins sharply, clearly unimpressed by this.Beside you, Emma's hand has gone to her own belt, but she doesn't release a poke ball yet, looking to you curiously.You can sense her approval of your standing your ground and her curiosity as to what you'll do next."Machoke, Low Kick!" Norris orders.>Fight Machoke yourself.>Go, Latias>Go, Sage (Red health)>Go Ayumi>Other
>>5827838>>Go, LatiasPretty sure Latias weighs nothing thanks to levitate.>Low kick entirely ineffective or misses"Old man if that's what you want. Loosing trainer has to take one good hit from the winning trainer."
>>5827838>Fight Machoke yourself.I wanna see what Alex is actually capable of here.
>>5827960>An injured Alex still recovering from a burn against a Machoke that probably has No Guard as its ability and can smack him around with a Dynamic punch strong enough to hurl a truck aroundNo anon, just no
>>5827965>We didnt use a Burn Heal.NGMI
>>5827982Honestly a Rawst berry or Rawst berry poke-block should have been our first move.Lets stock up on goods before we leave Saltcoast.Buy a few everstone necklaces, various seeds and an EV training item like a power bracer.Send 5k home to our parents so James can take it easy for a month and work on securing the home, enhance the garden with berry shrubs/resting/play space for our mons.
>>5827987Speaking of shopping, >>5827838 what are our resources right now?
>>582803524k if i remember rightAlso we have a crafting kit+materials+manuals to make apricorn pokeballs with.Maybe buy an aprijuicer too along with apricorn seeds to plant at home and get through our box.Getting some of Kurts manuals for Friend balls at least should do us good.The mechanic of them boosting Friendship to a high mid range is probably some sort of telepathic utility to understand the pokemons feelings and mood better.Either that or a soft telepathy boost.
>>5827838>>5827844Supporting.I still don't think this is a good idea, but in for a penny.
>>5827838Also gonna change my vote here >>5827960, since i didnt realize we have the BURN status.>Go, Latias
>>5827838>Go, LatiasTime to show our true metal.
>>5827982>>5827987>>5828062To clarify: You have a third degree burn on your arm, not the status condition.>>5828035>>5828043The full list of your supplies and resources are in the google doc linked in the OP.
>>5828927>You have a third degree burn on your arm, not the status condition.To be fair that doesnt mostly the same thing to a human so yeah.
Rolled 67 (1d100)>>5827844>>5828057>>5828062>>5828256You release Latias without so much as flinching as Machoke continues to run at you."What-" Norris begins.Moves:CharmHelping HandHeal PulseRecoverConfusionRefreshDragon BreathSafeguardCalm MindAgilityBaton PassPsybeamLight ScreenCutRoll with your vote.
>>5829568>PsybeamMake him get fucking serious.
Rolled 31 (1d100)>>5829575FUCK! Forgot roll >>5829575
Rolled 3 (1d100)>>5829568>Psybeam>"What-" Norris begins.He didn't know about Latias did he?
Rolled 37 (1d100)>>5829568Psybeam
>>5829568>>5829578>>5829611>>5829665>>5829575"Psybeam." You order.The order comes a shade late as Machoke does its best to get at you, being body-blocked by Latias as she tries to launch a Psybeam simultaneously.Her shot goes wide and blows a torso-sized hole in the wall of the arena underneathwhere Norris is standing."That's enough!" Fie shouts as Machoke takes a wary step back to square up with Latias.You nod, but don't return Latias just yet as Norris glowers down at you."What the hell is this?" Norris says, looking between you and Latias bewildered.You can feel his bewilderment as clearly as if he were within arm's reach and not half way across the room.>I could ask you the same question.>None of your business.>This is Latias.>What? Having trouble with the concept of making things challenging?>Other
>>5829726>This is Latias.
>>5829726>I could ask you the same question.I can't believe we showed him our secret legendary just because we wanted to prove him wrong.You guys know how that anon was saying Norris was blackmailing Emma? Well if he really is smart enough to do that then this is the perfect situation to blackmail us.
>>5829787>Secret Legendary.>ALL of fucking Team Green know about her. As well as Holly's dad probably.This is no threat. Him finding out about Holly on the other hand...
>>5829792Alright that's fair, I'm overreacting. But yeah we can't let him find out we're traveling with the missing millionaire's daughter.
>>5829726>Write-in"Yet another reason for you to consider I'm not just a cheeky shitty pushover."
>>5829726>>This is Latias.>>What? Having trouble with the concept of making things challenging?
>>5829792>Both gym leaders we faced before Emma know>Emma and mother in law know>Dragon type gym leader knows>Champion knows>Fie obviously knows>Winters knows
>>5829787the blackmail was just that anon's speculation, not an actual confirmed thing
>>5829726>I could ask you the same question.Is Norris connected to the Media in any way like Fie's mom is?>>5830092The blackmail doesn't seem realistic. If Emma was being blackmailed then why wouldn't she tell Norris about Latias?
This is Latias>>5829744>>5830080I could ask you the same question>>5829787>>5830349Tiebreaker please.
>>5830430>I could ask you the same question
>>5830430>>5830540"I could ask you the same question." You retort."You stay away from my daughter!" Norris retorts."No dad, you're out of line this time." Fie says, shaking her head. "Ordering your pokemon to attack someone over this? Expect an official complaint over this." She adds."He can't-""I'm old enough to be making my own decisions, dad." Fie says implacably. "I'm running a gym, same as you, and I don't have all the official warnings for it you have either." She notes."Don't you-" Norris begins, growing redder now with mixed rage and humiliation."Norris." Emma says, implacably. "Go home, fix yourself a strong cup of tea and get a hold of yourself." She admonishes. "You're proving nothing right now other than that you're an immature bully."Norris recoils, as though stung before recalling Machoke and storming out under his own personal thundercloud.After he's gone, Fie buries her face in one hand."Arceus above, what a mess." She grouses.You give Latias's shoulder a pat before recalling her.>Are you alright?>What an ass.>He really is overbearing.>Other
>>5830951>>Are you alright?Sorry about the stalls. I should have gone for a Protect.>OtherGuess leaving the gym can be put off for a week or so? (asking hopefully while giving Fie puppy eyes)
>>5830951>Are you alright?
>>5830951>Think he'll cause any more trouble soon?
>>5830956Support. Worth a shot.
>>5830956>>5831227>>5831336>>5831388"Are you alright?" You ask Fie with a look of concern."Nothing a good drink won't fix." She assures."That sounds like an excellent idea." Emma agrees."By the way, what was that with Blitz back there?" You ask curiously. "It almost seemed like you activated his Flash Fire on purpose.""That's because I did." Emma replies."Emma's got a knack for spotting Abilities." Fie explains."Just wanted to see if I was still in practice." Emma replies. "I'm rather surprised you didn't try exploiting the boost yourself." She admits.>Didn't want to risk Flash Fire.>Didn't think it was worthwhile.>...I should've thought of that.>Other
>>5832009>Didn't want to risk Flash Fire.
>>5832009>>Didn't want to risk Flash Fire.Arcanine and Ninetails are both known for it.
>>5832016>>5832061>>5832084"I didn't want to risk Flash Fire." You admit. "Arcanine and Ninetales are both well-known for it."Emma inclines her head."Yes, but Arcanine's Ability is Intimidate. And that is not a subtle Ability." She notes. "You'd do well to familiarise yourself with Abilities more. Even just being able to spot obvious ones like Intimidate can give you an advantage in battle." She notes.You nod. She's got a point."So... Now what?" You ask, looking to Fie again."That's up to you." She says. "You're free to hang around if you want, I don't mind." She assures.>Hang around Saltcoast.>Head for Galeport.>Hit the road and head for Redmont.>Other
>>5832127>>Hang around Saltcoast. (op really not giving us a choice to stick with Fie huh?)I want to heal up from my burn first.Train up my weaker team mates with newbie trainers and buy supplies that i will need.If you know a breeder or farmer that sells blaze breed Tauros that would also be appreciated.
>>5832127>Hit the road and head for Redmont.I forget which way the place to Fie's mom is, I think it was this way?Well either way we aren't going to get much done with Norris around.
>>5832189Galeport is the gym with Fies mom.
>>5832127>>5832189Changing my vote>Head for Galeport.>>5832190Thanks man.
Stay in Saltcoast>>5832165Head to Galeport>>5832210Next vote is the tiebreaker.
Rolled 2 (1d7)>>5832802>>5832807Roll for Syurm's injury.
>>5833058>>5832802>>5832807"Hm..." You're quiet for a moment while you weigh up your options.Staying with Fie longer to train is a really attractive option, but you're starting to feel restless."I think we'll head to Galeport still." You reply, looking to Holly and Gareth questioningly.Holly nods and Gareth gives you a thumb's up."Then you're going to want to get going. The ferry leaves soon." Fie advises. "Best swap out Syurm before you go, though." She advises.You wince as you recall the crack in her carapace from Coalossal's Smack Down.That's going to take time to heal.With that, you head to the PC.When you call home, you're surprised to be greeted by Fluffy and Volta jumping up in front of your mum before she chivvys them out of the way.She rather drily informs you that they've recovered more quickly than she was expecting and are eager to get back to you.You nod before sending Syurm over to her and outlining what happened.Your mother examines her briefly before informing you she'll get back to you on the severity of the injury.++"So, who do you want in her stead?"++ She asks.Team:Rascal (Braviary)Ayumi (Dratini)LatiasSage (Braixen)Syurm (Leavvany) Incapacitated (2 Days)Blitz (Growlithe)Out of Team:Fluffy (Eevee) Volta (Luxio) Queenie (Cutiefly)Coolie (Applin)Rusty (Aron) Incapacitated (1 Day)Piker (Feebas)Blitz (Growlithe)Kay O-o (Hakamo-o)Nika (Riolu)
>>5833061Just ignore Schrodinger's Blitz.
>>5833061>Swap Syrum for Fluffy>Swap Sage for VoltaLet us see if we can do some shopping before heading off as well.
>>5833061>Swap Syrum for Fluffy
>>5833061>Swap Syurm for FluffyEvolution time for our starter
>>5833424I want to experiment a bit first with an Everstone, Cosmic power and Body press.
>>5833089>>5833105>>5833424"Just Fluffy for now." You reply.His ball arives shortly after and to your surprise, there's a pop as he lets himself out and jumps into your arms, the picture of content as he settles in."I missed you too, bud." You reply, giving him a pat, before rejoining Gareth and Holly as they hoist their own camping gear.Fie givs you a smile and a wave.>Wave back.>Give her a kiss goodbye.>See ya.>Other>Do some shopping. (What are you after?)>Head straight for the boat.
>>5834271>>Give her a kiss goodbye.
>>5834271>>Wave back.>OtherSending you a message when we arrive.Check ferry departures on our phone.>Do some shopping (3 Everstone collars, 1 Power bracer)
>>5834271>Wave back.Tempted to go for the kiss but Norris might be watching.>Do some shopping. (What are you after?)Probably a Burn Heal and something technical like a power bracer. Everstones could be nice too.
>>5834311>>5834321>>5835486You wave back."I'll give you a ring when we get there." You say."Sure thing. Take care out there." Fie replies.You nod, before heading out before you've got time to start second guessing yourself.You don't remember exiting the gym, but when you look up, you're walking down the road towards the CBD."Mind if we make a quick detour so I can buy some stuff?" You ask."No problem." Gareth replies.You catch a taxi to save on the walk, before heading to the specialist shop you saw the other day and buy a trio of Everstones and a Power Bracer, before hitting up the poke mart afterwards and picking up a burn heal.>Roll.
Rolled 36 (1d100)>>5835508
Rolled 30 (1d100)>>5835508
Rolled 72 (1d100)>>5835508>i'll give you a ring>She say sure>We don't even turn it into wedding jokeReally Alex?
>>5835656Send her a text with a photo of a wedding ring attached as a joke when we arrive."A bit early but never hurts to know which ones you'd like."
>>5835661That's the spirit.
>>5835527>>5835573>>5835656As you're heading out of the poke mart, you spy a jewelry store.You stop, then smile and go snap a picture of a very pricy looking wedding ring.On the way back to Holly and Gareth, you pause as you spy a green grocer advertising a sale on berries.>Go see what they've got.>Nah, better get going to the boat.>Other
>>5837719>Nah, better get going to the boat.
>>5837719>Go see what they've got.
>>5837719>>Go see what they've got.Buy these with seeds:>Rawst>Salac>Lum>Cheri>Sitrus>Chesto>Aspear>Petaya>PamtreShould empty our pocket by 1 or 2 k but it will be worth it.From now on we rotate which ones we grow to stock up on seeds.Harvest the Leppa as soon as we are on board of the next ferry and plant Rawst.
>>5837942Forgot to add.>OccaThis one is going to be important along with Rawst.There has to be a reason why Fire type specialists are so rare.My idea is that Fire type energy is the most dangerous for the human body.Hence why Emma was insisting on propriety.Where other type specialists suffer behavioral compulsions and psychological issues, Fire type specialists/aura users suffer several physical issues at least until they have trained Fire immunity (attained Flash-fire):>Low body fat content due to water evaporating from the body, which leads to a surplus of Protein within the body that needs to be consumed through exercise or there is risk of heart attack (otherwise solved by excessive drinking of water).>General trouble with emitting Flames when highly emotional or in pain and needing to learn how to control Fire.>Men go bald and sterile due to excessive body heat and burning their hair off.>Women often loose their lives or their children's lives during childbirth because the pain forces them to emit Flames.As for the way to train Flash-fire.Aside from actually training as a Fire specialist that is:>Learn Sunny-Day and Will-o-wisp>Munch on Occa and Rawst before exercise>Practice re-absorbing Sunny-Day safely like how Ash's Torterra re-absorbs its Energy-ball to activate the ability.>After verifying it works with Sunny-Day practice cautiously with Will-o-wisp until the ability is fully manifested
>>5837959I sincerely hope you intend to write a book at some stage. There're some awesome ideas here.
>>5838020Already on on it.AU fic with Brendan in the Anime-Verse not afraid of "messing up the timeline" and taking charge of events to try and prevent all the game disasters, not just riding Rayquaza into space.Similar to Hard enough but less MC dick-riding (that is reserved for the ladies).
>>5838043got a link?
>>5838056Nothing published yet.I'm only 5 chapters in on the draft.MC got a good reason why he's a hyper competent Gary Stu (Game MC, otherworldly memories, messing with ghost types, plot armour, special family and all that) and it will only really come up when he's being a showboating asshole oversharing his private life when people pry.
>>5838077I guess asking for an unreleased version would be unreasonable, would still love a link when you pull the trigger
>>5838087I'll try to drop a Googledocs link someday for preview and editing.I'm the guy that wrote those two shorts Houndoomed and Synchronized secrets BTW.
>>5837907>>5837942>>5837959Well.You've got a good supply of Leppa berries now and this probably isn't going to take a minute...You wave, before diverting into the green grocer.It only takes a second to find the berries and you waste no time in bundling a bunch of different ones into your basket, from the more common Cherri and Oran Berries to the far rarer and proportionally more expensive Pamtre Berry.You're tempted to grab more, but for the time being, you feel what you have will be sufficient to your needs.Your shopping spree thus concluded, you head for the check out and pay for your purchases, wincing a little at the price, but in your mind, it's worth it. Particularly the Pamtre Berries, which you're going to put to good use when you've grown more of them.Piker is going to adore the Blocks you get out of them, you just know it.You hurry to catch up with Holly and Gareth and reach them as Gareth's hanging up on a call."Get what you were after?" He asks."Not everything, but I did get some good stuff." You reply, handing him the receipt so he can see what you bought. "Who was that?" You ask curiously."Jean. Apparently the Lake Credo track was a lot rougher than they were expecting, so she was just ringing to let us know not to wait up for them." He explains.>How far did they get?>Well, that's convenient.>Are they okay?>Other
>>5839132>>Are they okay?>Where are they now?
>>5839132>>How far did they get?>>Well, that's convenient.
>>5839132>Are they okay?>How far did they get?
>>5839132>>Are they okay?>>How far did they get?
>>5839135>>5839136>>5839169>>5839222>>5839399"Are they okay?" You ask with concern.You only really know the various tracks by reputation, but one thing you've commonly heard about all of them is that they're hard hikes and inhabited by very strong pokemon.It's not unheard of for even tough trainers to struggle with them."More or less. A bit bruised and Martha apparently wound up with a broken arm, but nothing too bad besides that." Gareth replies.You wince."Well, on the bright side, at least we're not standing them up."Gareth nods."Yeah, I was feeling a weensy bit guilty about that." He admits."How far did they get?" You asked."About half way." Gareth replies. "They wound up getting rescued by the Rangers, apparently.""Oooof." You say, wincing again in sympathy. "I'd hate to get the dressing down they must've gotten.""Dressing down?" Holly asks, confused. "What did they do wrong?" She asks."So, the bush tracks aren't official routes, so the paths have been blazed and cut by trainers." You explain. "The Rangers really don't like that, because it disturbs the habitat of wild pokemon and provides an easy-ish way for poachers to move around and get at rarer pokemon. Every time someone uses one of those tracks, they tend to make them that little bit easier. Not to mention rile up the pokemon in the area.""They're not exactly a fan of Aura Guardians for similar reasons." Gareth adds. "Mostly, that's down to city folk play-acting what they don't actually understand, but we get tarred with the same brush." He adds, aggrieved.>...They don't distinguish?>Ugh. Yuppies.>Well, time's a-wasting.>Other
>>5841035>...They don't distinguish?
>>5841035>>...They don't distinguish?
>>5841035>>...They don't distinguish?>Other"How about we go to the girls at the ranger station at Silveridge where they are likely at instead of heading straight for Galeport? I can go tease Martha about being injured arm buddies now and Gareth gets to check on his girl..."
>>5841043>>5841061>>5841065"...They don't distinguish?" You ask, startled."Nope." Gareth replies."Huh." You say as you digest this, then a thought strikes you. "Say, how about we head on back to Silveridge instead to get the full story from them?""You mean about the trail?" Holly asks."Yeah.""I mean, if you want to, sure." Gareth says.>Head back to Silveridge.>Catch the boat to Galeport.
>>5843345>Head back to Silveridge.I usually don't like to diverge too much but it could be nice to see those three again.
>>5843345>>Catch the boat to Galeport.moving on to Mudkip Cove.
>>5843345>>Head back to Silveridge.Be arm buddies with Martha.Gareth gets to catch up with his GF Jean.Holly can practice reading their emotions and buddy up with them again.She really needs more time with friends.If the girls are alright we can take an off-trail path with them to the next cave while tutoring them bush-craft and how to not piss off the rangers by leaving no trail.
Anyway going with the flow if we head for Silveridge.Another write-in. What happens with Fie and her evening as she moves on from her dad being an ass and finishes up for the day.Wrote in one of the Game MCs as a current league champion being a busybody for fun and lending a hand.https://pastebin.com/PbXvmDLK
>>5843345>>Head back to Silveridge.
>>5843426>>5843839>>5844295You think it over for a minute then nod.It would be nice to see the others again and being able to actually go outside again without worrying about Team Green sounds awesome."Yeah, I think we just might." You say.You reverse direction back to pokemon centre and get your team looked at, before heading to the market and grabbing some groceries, then retracing your steps back past the gym and down the road to Route 3.It's getting close on mid-morning now, but it's good to be moving again.>Look for trainers.>Look for pokemon.>Just focus on walking.>Let someone out for a run around.>Talk with Gareth.>Talk with Holly.>Other
>>5844493Is that the Mudkip road? if so,>Look for pokemonelse>Get Fluffy out to grind happiness for Umbreon
>>5844498Wrong side of town. This is the Route where Gareth caught Rowlet.>>5844290Damn, you've been busy.
>>5844493>Talk with Gareth.>Talk with Holly.>Let someone out for a run around (Blitz)>>5844498Which was the eeveelution Fluffy wanted to be again? I just remember he didn't like Sylveon that much lmao
>>5844290Nice writing as usual.I like you sneaklily setting up Pokemon gift.Now I'd like to read more about that Brendan guy - and his 6 primo mega legendary goldorak team
>>5844519You were angling for an Umbreon.
>>5844520Basically trying to tie in some of my thoughts on the MC i am using for my own fic.>Possessed by several ghosts as a kid so had to get therapy with his dad to clear that (adult memories + excuse to give him our world pokefan memories to abuse)>Aside from being a competitive Dragon/Flying type specialist munchkin he worked his way up through helping around his parents farm (Littleroot town) and learning from his techers Aster Draconid (preventing Devon co. from capturing Ray ray while keeping her alive thanks to foreknowledge) and Mura Moore (Lvaridge)>Saving the ladies (hence the harem) because if you had the foreknowledge to hit on chicks you would use it too>Pokeathlete because you actually need to train your body for aura anyway...And he enjoys the competition (flying type compulsion) and the chance to show off by dominating (dragon type compulsion)>Went around helping Lance set up the international popo early to help out game MCs who have the biggest chance to stop events involving legendaries>Mastered Mega Evolution early>Generally caring but dominant personality because you do not get to manage a gaggle of women without working for it.Harem includes:>Zinnia, Flannery, Phoebe, May>Gloria>Hilda>Daisy Oak, Daisy of Cerulean (Mistys oldest sister) and Karen
>>5844966Fug counting Battlegirl Laura from R/S/E there is actually 10 women. Chalk it up to some of his harem not being publicly known.
>>5844517>Damn, you've been busy.Not at all. My workplace had lay-offs recently and i have savings to live off so i am taking it easy for a while.>>5844493>>Let someone out for a run around.Tack on an Everstone collar onto Fluffy and let Blitz out to have him tutor Agility to Fluffy while on the move.>>Talk with Gareth.So for a change we arent traveling on my whim or Team Green being a bother but letting you and your girl meet instead.>>Talk with Holly.Excited to see the others again?>OtherText Fie where we are going after we have set camp later at the previous spot
>>5844968That sucks, man. The break is always a good consolation for a week or two, but then the lack of routine really starts to suck.Hope you get something new and better soon.
>>5844973Yeah it is winter here so i prefer to stay in and solve my backlog of issues.>Bathroom/toliet needs to be renovated so i am getting gym membership to stay clean>Have to clear out my kitchen and renovate>General appartment cleaning>Accountant issues fixing up taxes>Fixing up my carIf anything i am glad to be away from a toxic (sometimes literally) work place because i went bald there.
>>5844968>>5844976That's quite the backlog.
Rolled 59 (1d100)>>5845821
Rolled 97 (1d100)>>5845871
Rolled 18 (1d100)>>5845821
>>5845821>>5846127>CritGuess Fluffy has happily learned both Agillity and Quick attack
>>5846166Or maybe, you now, evolve into Umbreon?Or maybe learn a let's go move?
>>5846210It's the middle of the day. It'd be Espeon.
>>5846214We tell him to clench its fluffy cheeks really hard until dusk.
>>5846210We aren't at the threshold. Also we gave him an Everstone to prevent accidents like a potential Sylveon if he learned Babydoll eyes while we weren't looking.Since we are also able to teach him moves beyond normal (various fang moves, potentially body press and cosmic power) we have to take it slow with his training. It's not like he won't be useful with him knowing Heal Bell, Wish and Protect or right now Agillity and Quick attack for dodging.
Anyway drank some mead yesterday and woke up to this...https://pastebin.com/uuzpnnaE
>>5846127Fluffy will make us proud.
>>5845871>>5846127>>5846158You let Blitz and Fluffy out for a run after giving Fluffy one of the Everstones, getting Blitz to show Fluffy Agility and Quick Attack while you walk, keeping a close watch on the two to make sure Blitz behaves himself while you do.This taken care of, you start chatting with Holly and Gareth and just enjoying the walk, comfortable in the knowledge that for once, you're not going to be dealing with Team Green and their bullshit."Got anything planned with Jean?" You ask Gareth with a grin.He squirms."I, er... I really hadn't thought much on it." He mumbles, a brief look of panic stealing across his face."You could go out on a date with her." Holly suggests.>Yeah, there's an idea. Just you and her.>How about the two of you train together?>How about the two of you go out to dinner?>Other
>>5847702>>How about the two of you go out to dinner?
>>5847702>How about the two of you go out to dinner?
>>5847702>>How about the two of you go out to dinner?We will ask the girls about Jeans favorite meal if you have not already.Maybe something more casual than fancy, where you can sit down and read something together like a book about crystalized type energy and the like.
>>5846359Wow.Let me reinstate my interest in your future work.Pervert.
>>5847811>Pervert.Sounds about right.Up to OP if he uses any of this for fun or not.
>>5847738>>5847752>>5847796"How about the two of you go out to dinner?" You suggest."Well... maybe?" Gareth says weakly."Oh, come on." You say cajolingly."I'll think about it." He replies.You nod, satisfied as you watch Blitz and Fluffy getting into the swing of a game of tag, Fluffy quickly catching on to Blitz's use of Quick Attack and Agility to augment his speed and it quickly becomes a fairly even game."Excited to see the others again?" You ask Holly."Yeah... maybe not Judy as much, but the others, yeah." She replies."She a bit much for you?" You guess."A bit." Holly agreed with a grimace."Maybe try turning it around on her." You suggest. "See if she can take it as well as she can dish it out.""If she can, I'm blaming you." Holly warns.You chuckle as you focus on walking as you talk about nothing in particular as the afternoon wears on until it gets to the point you start thinking about camp.>Push to your prior camp site.>Look for a new camp site.>Other
>>5850939>>Look for a new camp site.
>>5850939>Look for a new camp site.
>>5850939>"Yeah... maybe not Judy as much, but the others, yeah." She replies.>"She a bit much for you?" You guess.>"A bit." Holly agreed with a grimace.>"Maybe try turning it around on her." You suggest. "See if she can take it as well as she can dish it out.">"If she can, I'm blaming you." Holly warns.Calling it.Fairy type compulsion is about using charms, trickery... And liking it rough.Judy is into S&M.