You are Penelope, rookie Pokemon trainer starting her journey in the Delian Region, to challenge the Pantheon (Gym leaders) for the honor of competing in the illustrious Battle Temple to be crowned the next Pokemon Champion. General Rules:Dice rolls are best of 3; unless otherwise stated.Write-ins are encouraged and welcome: suggested actions and dialog especially, so long as they are in the same vein of the winning options. I will do my best to work in such options, though I might make alterations to better fit characterizations.Previously: Having found another trainer, you send Chilly out and together pull off an impressive victory. Afterwards you reach Pirus City, heading for the Pokemon Center. As Chilly heals up, you receive some Pokeballs from Professor Olive and get a new app for your Rotomphone. Healed up and provisioned, you made your way back towards the Rockslide Caves, and capture your next Pokemon, Bagon. With evening here, you set up camp to rest...Pastebin: Coming soonArchive: http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/qstarchive.html?tags=OlympusQM
You spend a some time thinking on Bagon and inspiration hits you. Grayson. A name from an old tv show, about a young hero with powers, who dressed up as a Fletchling learning how to fly. While not quite on the nose, it fits. Your hoping you can help him reach the skies. With night fall finally arriving, you hunker down for the night, finishing setting up your campsite while you wait for your dinner to finish cooking. Seems like you're gonna have to get used to this kind of simple and quick meals from now on. The enclosed cavern helps keep you warm as the outside gets cooler. You consider that Chilly might appreciate the colder temperatures but tonight you'll just relax. He's had a full day, though that goes with out saying you've had a long day as well. An early night sounds pretty good. Before you turn in though, you take out your flashlight and shine it down the caves passage way. For as far as it reaches, you don't notice anything unusual. You often hear old storys about caves like this, swarming with Zubats and Geodudes. Neither would be fully appriciated, at least while you're trying to sleep. You take a last look out before turning in to your tent, double checking your campsite. All the food has been put away, your portable heater is set at a lower setting as to prevent draining its solar batteries, and your campfire is out. Putting your head to your pillow, zipped up in your sleeping bag, you think about what you want to take care of during the next day. Maybe a bit of training for your Pokemon, searching out more Pokemon, or maybe exploring Rockslide Caves some more. Well, its something to think about, until you slip away to dream land that is. So what are your plans for the next day?>You want to find more Pokemon to catch>Maybe some spelunking could be fun>Training for your Pokemon(s)>Head back for Pirus City>Head back to the Route and find a trainer to battle.>other[Hey folks, sorry for the delay - holiday weekend was nuts.]
>>4851092>Training for your Pokemon(s)
>>4851092>Training for your Pokemon(s)Be it wild 'mons or trainers. Whatever we find!Welcome back, QM
>>4851092>Maybe some spelunking could be fun
>>4851092>Head back to the Route and find a trainer to battle.
>>4851092>>Training for your Pokemon(s)
Working with your Pokemon, getting them some proper training will be crucial on the path ahead. Lying your head back into your pillow, it's not long before you drift off into dream land. The night is relaxing and uneventful; allowing you a peaceful rest. The morning comes, and you are roused by the sounds of low guttural calls from what you would guess to be the Rhyhorn herd as they've come around again. They seem to be enjoying their morning meal on the move as they move, stop to eat the grass and continue moving along, playing you no mind at all. There's the sound of a birds in the distant trees, a few here and there that fly by. You get up and clean yourself up, breaking move of your camp; opting to leave out your cooking supplies to prepare some breakfast. As your food is cooking, you consider the idea of letting out Chilly and Grayson, so that they can meet each other and hopefully get along. Also you should consider if you want them to train together or focus on one at a time. >Bring out both your Pokemon together>Bring out Chilly first to eat>Bring out Grayson first to eatAs for how you intend to train>Train the two together>Focus on Chilly first>Focus on Grayson first
>>4852862>Bring out both your Pokemon together>Focus on Grayson first
>>4852862>Bring out both your Pokemon together>Train the two togetherTeamwork makes the dream work.
>>4852862>Bring out both your Pokemon together>Focus on Grayson firstGotta get him caught up
>>4852862>Bring out both your Pokemon together>Train the two together
>>4852862>Focus on Grayson first>Bring out both your Pokemon together
If you're going to be a team, it would be best for your two Pokemon get to know each other. "Come on out, Chilly, Grayson! Time for breakfast." You call out as you release your Pokemon from their balls. Chilly pops out his chipper self. He seems a bit confused by the current location but doesn't seem bothered. Grayson pops out close by, standing dutifully straight up. He, too, looks around at the surroundings. He seems somewhat familiar with the area and turns his attention towards the outside of the cave, looking towards the trees on in the distance. Chilly takes notice of the new Pokemon and starts to walk over towards him."Chilly, this is Grayson. He's our new friend."Grayson turns to face the small cub with a curious expression. Chilly seems to be trying to speak with him. Maybe saying hello, though Grayson seems a bit guarded, responding back with could be described as 'one word' answers. Hmm, well at least they don't seem hostile to one and other. Hopefully things will get smoother over time. "So, guys, who's hungry?"Well, that got their attention. The two Pokemon immediately turn to you and head over to where you're preparing breakfast. You set up a bowl for each of them to eat, starting with Chilly first. Grayson, watches with a bit annoyance. His mood lightens once you give him his food. The two Pokemon sit back munching away at their meals contently. Occasionally the two give each other, Chilly expressing a more hospitable demeanor than the small dragon, who still shows some of that weariness that he shows earlier when Aron was chewing on the can. Hopefully its something he'll grow out of. You decide to use this time to inform them what you have planned. "Ok, guys. We're going to do some training today." Chilly flexes his arm with a smile while Grayson tilts his head, as he licks off the remaining food that didn't quite make it into his mouth. "Yup, that's right Chilly. We're gonna work on getting stronger." You turn your attention towards Grayson. "This will help you on your way to learning how to fly."The Bagon's eyes perk up as he hops up to his feet. He starts to start flapping his arms and hopping up. Chilly seems a bit confused by Grayson's actions but likes that he's in higher spirits now. "Easy now. You just finished eating. Don't worry we'll get started soon." You finish your food and put your bowl down. "Once we've finished cleaning up, we can get started."(Continue...)
The two follow your lead with helping gathering their food bowls. You give them a quick wipe down for now, at least until you can find a proper water source to clean them. Maybe next time you make it to the Pokemon Center, if you don't find someplace out here. Once everything is taken care of and packed up, you lead your two Pokemon out of the cave and where there's more open room for them to work out. Chilly follows you with a spring in his step while Grayson seems to be looking at the rock formations in the area. Does he think you're going to have him do his 'run and jump' routine? Seems to be the limit of his work out knowledge. Well you can certainly help him with that. "Alright. Chilly for now, just stick by me. We're going to get Grayson up to speed."The little polar cub nods and walks to stand next to you. "Alright, Grayson. Ready to begin?"He again looks around, not noticing a steep rock cliff fit for jumping from and looks back to you confused. "I had something different in mind..."So how would you like to train Grayson.>Train up one of his stats (Specify)>Work on improving his move pool>Other
>>4856377What moves does Grayson have now?
>>4856377>Train up one of his stats (Specify)Sp def
>>4856377>Train up one of his stats (Specify)Speed. Gotta' get a faster running start and greater agility to fly!
>>4856377>Train up one of his stats (Speed)
>>4856377>Train up one of his statsSpeed
>>4856377Speed is always useful, so lets train that
"We're gonna work on your speed little guy." You say with confidence. Grayson blinks at you."By increasing your running speed, you will be able to build up greater momentum for your jumps." You go over the basics of what your plan and the work out. He seems to get the gist of it, though you do have to clarify that flapping his arms isn't necessary for this work out. Chilly stands by and watches, cheering as he stands by. Give me 3 1d100 rolls to see how well Grayson does with his training.
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Following your examples and instructions, you have the small dragon run around doing laps around the small protruding rocks form the ground. Having him run in a serpentine pattern around the rocks, to help build up his agility additionally should help him out. He's struggles with this from time to time, opting to simply charge ahead, using the rock hard grey ridge on his head to plow through the rocks. His momentum manages to carry him forward only occasionally losing step, but with you and Chilly cheering him on, the little guy continues to work hard. He's already quite a speedy Pokemon, but with a bit more training, he'll definitely be able to surprise some opponents.Eventually you signal him to stop, to get some rest. Grayson still hustles for a bit longer but you can see he's finally tiring out. He comes back over to you and plops himself down on the ground."Nice work." You say as you give him some water. The small dragon waste no time guzzling it down. "Not too fast now, take it slow."Grayson pants hard as he catches his breathe. You got a good feeling that he's pick up some speed.With Grayson's training finished for now, you notice Chilly seems pumped up to start his training as well. So what should you focus on training with Chilly?>Train up one of his stats (Specify)>Work on improving his move pool>Other
>>4859591>Work on improving his move pool
>>4859591>>Work on improving his move pool
>>4859591>Work on improving his move poolShould work on getting more coverage moves
>>4859591improving the move pool is a good plan
>>4859591>Work on improving his move poolDefinitely need another attacking move
After careful consideration, you determine Chilly could use a bit more options for battle. While his current move pool isn't bad, he could use a few more options to make him a more formidable combatant. "What do you say, Chilly?" You smile at your little pokemon. "Want to work on some new moves today?"Chilly smiles with a joyous affirmation. He starts moving his paws, swinging them swiftly, like a boxer...though the manner he's doing so almost looks like an attack already. Did he pick something up after your battles yesterday?You ponder on what would help Chilly out the most in battles. Some coverage moves would probably be to his benefit, as types that are strong against Ice share some similar weaknesses themselves. He does already have one STAB based attack with Powder Snow...another option could beneficial. Additionally, you could consider working on a status move that would build on his current options of damage prevention and mitigation (Growl and Endure). So what should attempt to teach Chilly?>Icy Wind - a strong ice attack that reduces the target's Speed>Play Nice - Weaken target's Atk>Bide - User endures attacks for two rounds then strikes back>Hail - Summons a hailstorm lasting five turns, damages all Pokemon except Ice types>Attract - If opponent is opposite gender, target becomes infatuated and less likely to attack>Charm - Sharply weaken targets attack >Rest - User goes to sleep for two turns, fully restores user HP & heals status conditions>Power Up Punch - Hitting a target raises its attack stat.>Other (Specify, note that strong attacks will require multiple high rolls for success and/or training sessions)
>>4860688Power-Up Punch for sure.
>>4860688>Power Up Punch - Hitting a target raises its attack stat.Chilly seems up for it
>>4860688>Power Up Punch - Hitting a target raises its attack stat.
With Power-Up Punch, Chilly will have a much easier time against Rock and Steel types. As each punch connects, he'll gain power to his Attack as well, which in turn will help him deal with their high defense.After you go over the basics with Chilly, you have him practice to see if he can pick up the new move. Give me 3 1d100 rolls; TN 70 to successfully learn it.
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Despite the explanation and attempts to demonstrate the fundamentals of the move, Chilly isn't able to get it down. Often his movements don't quite seem right, resembling more of a wide swing of the arms instead of a more straight forward jab. His attacks have some speed behind it but there's no sign of the attacks giving him any additional strength behind the attacks.Ultimately Chilly doesn't make much progress on the move. Hopefully with some more practice, in the future, he can get it down. "Good try, Chilly. Lets take a short rest for now."Chilly nods but seems to have lost some of that enthusiasm from earlier. Seems like he's a bit down on not making progress on the new move. You reassure him its fine and that you'll both just have to keep working at getting stronger. With the morning training session complete, the three of you enjoy a small snack and water. As your Pokemon enjoy their meal, you consider what you should do with the rest of the day. >Explore the outside area of Rockslide some more>Look for more items using your Dowsing App>Explore the caves of Rockslide >Look to see what other Pokemon are in the region>See if there are any other trainers in the region>Head back towards the main route (Back to Pirus City)>Other[also been meaning to ask: is there a particular Pokemon character you want to be the avatar for Penelope? currently i'm thinking of using pic related but open to reader suggestion]
>>4863149>Explore the caves of RockslideI didn't see any escape ropes on sale so we shouldn't go too far in.Also, that pic works for me.
>>4863149>Explore the caves of RockslideI imagine her blonde and older
>>4863149>Look for more items using your Dowsing App>Explore the caves of RockslideWhy not both? Just don't delve too deep.(That pic works for me, also.)
>>4863149>Explore the caves of RockslideI imagined her looking more like Rosa for some reason. Maybe I'm just not creative
>>4863149>Look for more items using your Dowsing App>Explore the caves of Rockslidepic is fine
>>4863149>Look for more items using your Dowsing App
>>4863149>>Look for more items using your Dowsing App>>Explore the caves of RockslideThe pic works. Maybe a little taller.
Alternate outfit suggestion?
>>4864028That's way better.
>>4864028Yeah, this probably works a bit better, at least in terms of the outfit
Post more pics if you got some folks
>>4864292Looks less like a Pokemon-world gangster or superhero. Not sure if I prefer that or not. First girl's head and top, second girl's jacket and pants, but in pink?
>>4864375Allow me to inflict my idea upon you.
>>4863169Interesting. I did use Olenna as the stand in mom, based on her having the company background.>>4863539Rose works if people are into it.>>4864375Yeah character is originally from one of the Pokemon Ranger games as one of the villain lieutenants. I had debated using one of the main pc girls, but hadn't decided on which one to go with. My main objective was to build up a back stock of images for Penelope for various post depending on what is happening in the scene>>4864028>>4864468both of these are real good.
>>4864028This is really good!
>>4864614Something closer to mother then?
>>4864468>>4864881Both these are pretty neat, yeah
>Look for more items using your Dowsing App>Explore the caves of Rockslideupdate later today
>>4868564Coming in roughly an hour. Family movie night went longer than expected.
You've had some good luck with the dowsing app before so it couldn't hurt to use it again, but this time, you could use it inside the cave. There's bound to be something interesting inside, if the guy back in Pirus wasn't over selling what you can find. If you're going inside the cave to explore, it might be best to have one of your Pokemon out with you. But then again, Chilly and Grayson did just have a solid training session, so they could use the time to rest in their Pokeballs and recuperate. >Leave out Chilly, recall Grayson>Leave out Grayson, recall Chilly>Recall both, head inside the cavern >Leave both boys out, head inside the cavern together.>Other
>>4869142>Recall both, head inside the cavern
>>4869142>Leave out Grayson, recall ChillyGrayson's had a chance to catch his breath, and we could use the time to bond with him
>>4869142>Leave out Grayson, recall ChillyQuality time is go!