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(First time quest, feedback welcome. Let's have some fun.)

So, let's get started. You look a bit older than most people who call looking to go on a journey for the first time, but that's no problem.

Anyway, are you a boy or a girl?
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Boy. Fuck whores.
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>>4911799
This.
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Sorry about that, but most people are a good deal younger than you when they set out, as I'm sure you're aware.

Anyway, tell me about yourself: How's the family?

>Lived with parents in town.
>Lived with grandparents on a farm. They're gone now.
>Single Mum\Dad on a small farm.
>Orphan (Recent or Always)
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>>4911805
Addendum:
>Other

(Feel free to chime in with your own ideas.)
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>>4911805
>>Lived with parents in town.
I was raised by a single mother. So let's not be a fuck up like me.
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Oh, well that's nice.

How are they doing?

>Alright, can't complain.
>There's some friction Mum/Dad just lost their job because (X)
>Not great. Mum/Dad just left.
>Alright, but we're having a bit of a rough patch with money.
>Other
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>>4911814
>Dad lost their job because he got arrested
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Oh.

Well that's not good.

Um, any siblings?

>Yes, (x brothers)
>Yes, (x sisters)
>Yes, (x brothers and x sisters)
>No, I'm an only child.

>Bonus: Why was Dad arrested?
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>>4911821
1 brother and sister.
Accused of helping team ____.
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>>4911821
Yes, 15 brothers, 15 sisters
Selling pokemon in an underground death arena
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Well, that must be eventful.

I hope that those accusations are a big misunderstanding though. Team Cracker are a shady bunch of thugs.

So, you'd be the oldest then?
>Yes, I'm the oldest. I just figured I'd go off later, because school.
>No, I'm the (x). My brother/sister has already been on a journey.
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>>4911835
>Yes, I'm the oldest. I just figured I'd go off later, because school.
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Ah, very responsible of you. I'll bet your parents were glad for the help as well.

Still, you must've had some hobbies? You can't have just slaved away over textbooks all this time?
(May pick any two.)
>Yeah, I was a Junior Ranger.
>Yeah, I used to help out on a farm.
>Yeah, I studied martial arts. (Type?)
>Yeah, I was part of a chess club.
>Yeah, I wasn't a trainer but I did a bit of battling and cared for injured pokemon.
>School was my big focus because I want to be (x).

(Also, image library is kind of barren. Will try to fix later.)
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>>4911841
Addendum:

This will dictate how easy you find some things.
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>>4911841
>>Yeah, I was a Junior Ranger.
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>>4911841
>Yeah, I studied martial arts.
capoeira
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>>4911841
>School was my big focus because I want to be (x).
>A CLOWN
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>>4911862
changing to this
we live in a society
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You sure did keep active. I've never heard of that particular style, but it sounds like you've got a bit of an action hero dream there, huh?

Still, you must have a story or two, even without a journey, right? A scrap or two? Maybe you got in over your head?

>Nope, I was kind of a goodie two-shoes.
>I got in a big fight once with a local bully and his mates.
>I got lost trying to go on an adventure once. I was lost for three days before that pokemon lead me back.
>Yeah, uh... that paint balloon over the lab lintel? That was me. Sorry.
>Other
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>>4911862
>>4911864
(Just a shade late there, but it can still kind of fit.
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>>4911872
>I've never heard of that particular style
More of a dance than a martial art.
I got in a big fight once with a local bully and his mates.
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>>4911878
Neat.
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Just had enough of 'em, or did they back you into a corner?

Ah, I guess it doesn't really matter in the end.

You got all your kit packed? Any particular keepsakes you can't do without?

>Never leave home without a knife.
>A walking stick Dad made for me.
>A really good tent Mum bought for the first big camp I went on.
>Other
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>>4911886
>Other
>An extremely sturdy towel.
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>>4911890
Support, i get that reference.
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>>4911890
Eeeyyy

Tell you what, I'll give you that one for free for missing the clown.
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>>4911893
No need to jump to conclusions if you don't want to, OP! I don't feel slighted!

I did have a question though: for decisions in this quest are you doing 'first come, first serve', or are you tallying votes after a certain amount of time? Just wanted to know in advance as we continue.
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I'm tallying votes.

Trying to keep it to about the five minute mark, but after that, I'm going first in, first served just to keep the ball rolling.

Seems like the best policy to me.

Where dice rolls are concerned, it's going to be the higher the better.

You've also got stats that'll give you a bonus that are based on the choices you've made.

So far, you're pretty good all around, just not really much of a people person.
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(For the sake of argument, you've got a really sturdy towel and a really nice tent. Look after 'em!)

A towel...? Oookay... Well, I've heard of frying pans and flutes, so I guess everyone gets sentimental about something.

That's a really roomy looking tent as well.

I suppose that just leaves one last question:

Do you have any pokemon already?

>No. (Pick a starter.)
>No, but I think I'll be alright to find one. (Go try to catch something by yourself.)
>Yes, it's a (semi-rare pokemon) I got for my birthday a few years ago. We're the best of friends.
>Yes a (rare pokemon) I saved a few years ago. I got hurt in the process though.
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>>4911901
Since this is kind of a big one, options are suggested, there'll be another vote for a specific 'mon to start with.
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>>4911901
>Yes, it's a (semi-rare pokemon) I got for my birthday a few years ago. We're the best of friends.
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>>4911901
How rare is Aron? I'm choosing whatever that is.
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>>4911923
Decently common.
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>>4911901
>No, but I think I'll be alright to find one
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>>4911936
Also I'd prefer a ghost type. All of my favs are of that typing
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>>4911936

Okay, so we've got a choice to make here:

>Yes, it's a (semi-rare pokemon) I got for my birthday afew years ago. We're best friends.
>No, but I think I'll be alright finding one.

For clarity's sake, by 'semi-rare' I mean something like a Ralts or a Shinx or a Growlithe.

Something pretty good, but you've still got some work to put in.
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>>4911951
>Yes, it's a (semi-rare pokemon) I got for my birthday afew years ago. We're best friends.
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>>4911951
>No, but I think I'll be alright finding one.
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>>4911965
>>4911969
Next vote is the tiebreaker.
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>>4911951
>No, but I think I'll be alright finding one.
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The professor looks at you over steepled hands.

"Well, if you say so. I doubt any pokemon around Greenshoot is going to give you much trouble." He concedes, then straightens as he produces a pokedex, a trainer card off the printer and five poke balls. "There we are." He said, then smacks himself in the forehead. "Ah, I don't think I even properly introduced myself. I'm Professor Conifer. I don't believe I caught your name?" He asks.

What is your name?
>Alexander
>Francis
>Maxwell
>Other
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>>4911978
>Alexander
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>>4911983

"Alexander." You reply, taking the man's hand to shake before entering the relevant information onto the card.

"A pleasure to make your acquaintance, young man." Professor Conifer replies. "If I may, where are you planning to look for pokemon?"

That's a good question...
>There's plenty in the fields outside town.
>The old machine shop. It's getting pretty overgrown now.
>The creek that runs near the edge of town.
>The foothills of the Divide to the west.
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>>4911988
>The foothills of the Divide to the west.
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>>4911988
>The old machine shop. It's getting pretty overgrown now.

GHOSTS
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>The old machine shop. It's getting pretty overgrown now.
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>>4911998
>>4912013
You decide that the best place to start is the old factory in the industrial park on the edge of town. It's been a few years since the old man who ran it died and ever since, it's fallen into disrepair.

It's a bit of a walk, but an hour or two later, you find yourself at an old side-door that's propped in its frame.

You can see some Pidgey resting in the eaves, so you know you're in the right place.

(Gimme 1D100, first in, first served.)
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>>4911988
>The creek that runs near the edge of town.
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>>4912018
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Rolled 92 (1d100)

>>4912018

>>4912021
Check the sticky.
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>>4912025
(...Okay)

You lift the door up and set it aside against the wall.

Inside the garage, it's fairly neat and orderly. If it weren't for the dust, you'd swear the old owner had just stepped out for lunch.

Towards the back of the shop, you here something creak and thump as it's knocked.

Creeping over to get a better view, you see a big, fluffly tail disappearing into a storage room towards the back.
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>>4912027
>Follow the fluffy tail
>Keep looking

(Also: You can either try befriending pokemon or fighting them, depending on the circumstances. Just something to keep in mind.)
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>>4912032
>Follow the fluffy tail
my curiosity is PEAKED
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>>4912040
Watching where you step, you creep up to the door to the storeroom.

Peaking in, you see the owner of the fluffy tail sniffing at old boxes and decrepit parts.

Your eyes widen. You've never seen this pokemon around here. What now?

>Pull out a tin of pokemon treats.
>Throw a poke ball (low chance of success)
>Grab it (Will require roll)
>Keep looking
>Other
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>>4912045
>Pull out a tin of pokemon treats.
nkymq
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>>4912049
+1
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>>4912049
>>4912051
You kneel down and pull out the tin of treats you packed just last night and shake a few out onto the ground, alerting the pokemon to your presence. It stares at you warily with big, brown eyes.

"Hey there." You say, inching back a bit, leaving the food at the door so it has some space.

The pokemon aproaches cautiously, before falling on the treats ravenously, before looking at you with those big, adorable eyes.

You smile, charmed despite yourself.

>Give the pokemon more food.
>Pat it.
>Poke Ball
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>>4912053
>Poke Ball
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>>4912053
>Pat it
Pat da baby
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>>4912061
>>4912057
Oh yeah, I'll try and collate non-mutually exclusive votes if I can.

Anyway, rattle me some bones.
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Rolled 75 (1d100)

>>4912070
I'll switch to petting.
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>>4912071
(No stress)

"You liked that, huh?" You ask as you scratch the strange pokemon between the ears, earning a happy mew as it leans into your touch as you pull out a pokeball with your other hand.

The pokemon looks at it curiously, before you press it to it's brow and it disappears in a flash.

You put the ball down quickly and step back.

It rocks once... twice... thrice...*click*.

you grin like an idiot as you retrieve the ball and after some fumbling, let out your new friend.

Belatedly, you check your new pokedex.

"*Eevee.*" It says dispassionately. "*It can evolve into one of eight different pokemon.*"

That's pretty incredible. But you wonder if you'd want to. This little guy is adorable, looking up at you like that.

You resume petting and shake some more treats out onto the concrete.

The question now is: what now?
>Keep looking around
>Go into town
>Go somewhere else and catch more pokemon
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>>4912081
Also, not going to update for about eight hours. Going to sleeeep.
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>>4912081
>Go into town
Voting we name the eevee Fluffy
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>>4912081
>>Go into town
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>>4912497
You decide that before anything else, you should head into town.

Before that though, there's something else to take care of.

"I'm goingto call you Fluffy, I think." You say as you continue to scratch your new Eevee's ears.

You earn another happy mew in respone. You smile again.

You can't stick around all day though. You stand and head out, Eevee following at your heels as you head towards the centre of town.

You've just about figured out what you need to do and you're about to head into the general store when the door opens and you find yourself face to face with your dear old 'friend' Mike. He seems just as surprised to see you as you are to see him, especially midmorning like this.

What are you going to do?
>Ignore him, brush past him and get what you came for.
>Reverse directions and go to the camping store instead. Probably best to get those tools before anything else. Yeah.
>Say hello.
>Other.
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>>4912589
>Reverse directions and go to the camping store instead. Probably best to get those tools before anything else. Yeah.
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>>4912589
>Reverse directions and go to the camping store instead. Probably best to get those tools before anything else. Yeah.
Yeah, not in the mood for Mike and his bullshit today.

Also shit we scored an Eevee as a starter, hot damn that's fucking nice. Since we've already got one Fluffy Tail I demand that to be our Theme as a trainer. We must collect all the fluffy tails.
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>>4912602
>>4912605

Yeah, it's too early in the morning for this.

Before Mike can get a word in, you turn around and head for the camping store.

"Hey!" You here him call.

You ignore him and keep walking, before walking into the camping store and head into the racks, quickly losing him.

Now, what to buy, what to buy...
You've got a good amount of money saved, but you've still got to eat.
>A knife. Never leave home without one.
>A shovel. Always handy.
>Rope. Never know when you'll need it.
>Some new boots. You're going to need them.
>Other.
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>>4912614
>A knife. Never leave home without one.
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>>4912614
>>A shovel. Always handy.
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>>4912614
>Rope. Never know when you'll need it.
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>>4912614
>Other.
>A reasonably priced compact camping grill
>Any utensils we might be missing (Pots for boiling water/frying pan that sort of stuff)
>A good knife
>If we do not have a sleeping bag and a tent carpet, we buy those too
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>>4912614
>Some new boots. You're going to need them.
Good for walking, good for ass kicking
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>>4912628
>>4912635
>>4912641
>>4912643
>>4912644

You take a moment to take an inventory of what you've got:

You have general supplies, but now you think about it, your boots are a bit on the worn side.
You could probably do with a knife and some rope as well.
Your tent is big and warm, but now you think about it, a new sleeping bag and a tent carpet wouldn't go astray. Most of Arnet is pretty arid, but it can get *cold* at night.
And now you look, you don't have a shovel either. Between that and your camp grill, pots and utensils having gone walking since last you checked, it's probably a blessing in disguise you bumped into Mike. Fancy that.

You grab all the items you want and head up to the counter. After a brief discussion with the clerk, you're also the proud owner of a survival knife.

As you pack your things, you double check again just to make sure you haven't forgotten anything.
>An axe. Whoops. It'd be awful cold without one.
>New clothes. These town clothes aren't going to last a week.
>A coat. It sucks when it rains around here.
>A sunhat. You're going to need one eventually.
>No, that's all good. Let's go back to the general store.
>Other.
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>>4912657
>>An axe. Whoops. It'd be awful cold without one.
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>>4912657
Also: you are at 1, Greenshoot Town.

The dotted lines are tracks you can traverse, but they're dangerous unless you're well-prepared or have a lot of people with you. They're pretty rough though. And there's a lot of dangerous, powerful pokemon.

At sea, you can take a boat though, which isn't so bad.
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>>4912657
>An axe. Whoops. It'd be awful cold without one.
We're probably not cool enough to go over the Mountains right now, but having an small axe for cutting wood when we're on the road is good.
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>>4912659
>>4912711
(You're not cool enough to go over the mountains yet, but you can absolutely check out the foothills if you want.)

After a moment's thought, you go and get yourself a hatchet as well. No point in having everything to cook if you don't have a fire to cook over.

Satisfied you've got everything you need for the time being, you repack your bag.

Where to next?
>Home. Time to say goodbye to everyone.
>The general store. Mike's got to have left by now.
>Go catch more pokemon.
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>>4912719
>Home. Time to say goodbye to everyone.
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>>4912737
You decide to go say goodbye to everyone before you set off. You're going to be gone for a long time.

It's not long before you're opening the door. Chloe and Tom have already left for school, where you still think you really ought to be and Mum's already gone to the Pokemon Centre to start work, but Dad's here, keeping the house running. Normally, he'd be off working at the local hardware store.

He looks up as you come in and gives you a smile that's only a little forced.

"All set?" He asks.

>All set.
>Give him a hug.
>Tell everyone I'll drop by when I've got a minute.
>Other
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>>4912759
>Give him a hug
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>>4912759
>All set.
>Show him Fluffy. "I have my partner with me after all"
>"Tell Mom I said Goodbye"
>"Yes, I'll be careful
>Give him a hug
>Try not to cry
>Hold it back
>No, you can't cry here you made the descision to become a Pokémon Master yourself
>Cry a little bit anyway
>" I'll try be back for Christmas at least."

All of the emotions!
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=izBeryk8AAc
>>4912785
>>4912800
"All set." You confirm, pulling him into a hug, feeling an unaccustomed tightness in your chest as the moment stretches.

"Who's your friend?" Dad asks, indicating Fluffy.

"This is Fluffy." You say, smiling at the nickname.

Dad grins. "Really?"

"Hey, why not?" You reply, scooping Fluffy up. "I can be whimsical if I want to be."

"Just take care on the road. And don't go trying to take the cross-country tracks." He advises.

"I'll be careful." You assure. "Say goodbye to Mum for me?"

"I'll do that." There's a long, awkward pause. "...I'll try to be back for Christmas." You say, feeling that tightness redouble and-

-No, no, no, no. you are absolutely *not* going to start crying now.

"I'll do that." Dad assures, politely ignoring the tears you shed regardless. "You'd best get going." He advises. "And don't be a stranger." He adds.

You nod, before you head for the door again, then pause at the door.

>Anything you want to grab while you're here?

And more importantly: Where next?
>The Divide foothills.
>Route 1.
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>The Divide foothills
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>>4912821
>>Route 1.
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>>4912821
oh wait also can we check what moves fluffy knows
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>>4912847
Right now, Fluffy knows:
Tackle
Covet
Growl
Tail Whip
Helping Hand

He has a Quiet Nature and the Adaptability Ability.

Also, next vote is the tie-break.
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>>4912821
>Route 1
I'm torn between the two, but ultimately I think we should start our adventure the good old fashioned way.
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>>4912832
>>4912861
You decide against grabbing any keepsakes from home and set off for Route One.

It's a nice day for a walk and by noon, you've left most of the farmland behind you. Now, instead of managed land, you've entered into green, lush bushland. You can hear the creek running not far off the north side of the path and pokemon off to either side and up in the trees as well.

You're starting to feel a bit hungry.
>Eat on the move.
>Stop off the side of the path for lunch. There's a nice, shady spot by the creek over there.
>Stop by the rocks on the other side of the path.
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>>4912878
>Stop off the side of the path for lunch. There's a nice, shady spot by the creek over there.
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>>4912878
>Stop off the side of the path for lunch. There's a nice, shady spot by the creek over there.
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>>4912878
>Stop off the side of the path for lunch. There's a nice, shady spot by the creek over there.
Maybe we'll meet some travellers we can buddy up with.
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>>4912881
>>4912898
>>4912909

You decide to have lunch by the creek.

You settle down in the shade of the tree and settle down to lunch.

you haven't even really gotten comfortable yet when you hear a voice coming from the creek.

"Er... excuse me? There's not a towel, or a bag or anything up there, is there?"

You look down the bank to find a young woman, about your age, with sopping wet red hair sticking to her face, looking distinctly sheepish and resolutely keeping everything from her shoulders down below the water line.
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>>4912918
Look for her stuff to toss her, if we can't find it then give her our blanket or something
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>>4912918
>Hand her our towel, offer her a seat at our little camp
How can we be a total frood if we don't know where our towel is at all times?
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>>4912930
Oh, completely forgot about our sturdy towel. Yeah, +1ing this
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>>4912918
>Look around for her stuff - failing that, hand over the towel
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>>4912923
>>4912930
>>4912938

You look around, but there's only your things here.

"No, sorry, but here, you can borrow my towel." You say, producing it from your bag.

"Dammit." The young woman says, shaking her head in disgust. "Now where could they have got to?" She pauses and gives you an awkward look. "Er... turn around, please?" She asks as she swims closer to the bank.

>Oblige and give her some privacy
>Try to peak
>Take a closer look around while she gets decent.
>Other

(Got to go after this, but I'll be back later on.)
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>>4912939
>Oblige and give her some privacy
Tell her we'll be back in a few minutes.

Let's walk down the length of the creek and see if we can't spot any more pokes. Might as well try to catch another and maybe test out Fluffy in battle a bit. Hopefully she'll be decent by the time we finish with that
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>>4912939
>Oblige and give her some privacy
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>>4912939
>Oblige and give her some privacy
>Other - Conversation
>"So, any specific reason you've chosen to travel by River? Most folks prefer to travel by Road if able"
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>>4912939
>Try to peak
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>>4912942
>>4912947
>>4912951

You turn your back and go behind the tree, leaving your towel on the ground. The sound of water moving tells you she's come out of the water and grabbed the towel. You feel the urge to try peeking for a moment, but dismiss it. Being a teenager is a curse sometimes.

"Why were you even in there? The water around here is freezing."

"It's not that bad." The girl replies from the other side of the tree. "Besides, it's a nice day, I thought I might go for a swim."

That is a fair point. It is a nice day.

"Ugh, I hate to ask for help, but could you do me a huge favour and go look for my stuff?" She asks. "Some pokemon probably ran off with it."

>How could you refuse a lady in need?
>Sure... I'll look, but only if you tell me your name.
>I guess. I mean, I could use some more pokemon.
>Other
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>>4913325
>I guess. I mean, I could use some more pokemon.
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>>4913325
>I guess. I mean, I could use some more pokemon
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So, just real quick while I'm eating:

Any feedback?

Also, as mentioned, my image library is practically non-existent, so feel free to help me fix that.
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>>4913357
A few quick tips

1. It might help to make the updates a bit larger content wise
2. I'd wait longer between votes, like 30ish minutes personally
3. If you still like running the fast paced sessions, I would give people a general "heads up, we'll start around X time today/tomorrow"

Otherwise this is pretty fun so far, that stuff is all just minor. Excited to see where the quest goes
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>>4913360
1. Will do, just got to get used to 2nd person and stop being a lazy bum.
2. I think I might, at least for the time being. If this somehow blows up, I'll go back to the five\ten minute gaps.
3. My plan is to run these on a Sunday morning AEST, since it's about the only day I can really guarantee I'll be free.

As to where this goes... I've got a few ideas. Besides the League, there's Team Cracker to look into and a few different legends for the curious.

And back on the images thing for a second: Ideally, I'd like to keep things to 'public\stock' unless an artist gives permission or feels inspired. Hence images being sparse.

That being said, anyone wants to make up the deficit, knock yourself out. I'll post the relevant info up top next time.
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>>4913329
"I guess." You say, scratching your chin, starting at the feel of fine hair. "I mean, I could use some more pokemon." You reason.

There's a sigh from the other side of the tree.

"Arceus, I never thought I'd meet one like you." You get the impression she's shaking her head. "Whatever took my stuff has probably run off into the scrub on the other other side of the path." She says. "You'll know my stuff when you find it: A red carry bag, a belt of six poke balls, a leather jacket and a yellow T-shirt, a pair of jeans and a pair of knee-high riot boots." She lists.

Sounds simple enough.

"Alright, I'll be back in a bit." You assure, heading across the track to the rocks you noted earlier with a wave.

Once you're there, you're confronted with dense scrub on the other side of the rocks and as if to confirm you're on the right track, a wallet bearing an embossed flame emblem and a yellow T-shirt.
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>>4913377
>This is what you got the survival knife for.
>Pick your way into the scrub.
>Look for tracks.
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>>4913379
>This is what you got the survival knife for.
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With a shrug, you fold up the shirt, let Fluffy out of his ball then start clearing a path through the brush, looking out for any more dropped items or tracks.

After about five minutes, your efforts are rewarded... with a sports bra caught on a fallen log.

She didn't mention losing a bra...

With a shrug, you fold it and tuck it into your bag with the shirt before you continue on.

Gimme three rolls.
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Rolled 68 (1d100)

>>4913419
Always a d100?
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>>4913425
Yeah, easier that way.
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Rolled 19 (1d100)

>>4913419
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Work in the morning, so calling it for now. I'm going to be off most of the day.
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>>4913419
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>>4913443
>>4913597
>(68) You have no trouble clearing your way through the brush. It's slow going, even with your knife, but you do find the young woman's jacket and boots as you go. Fluffy even finds the jeans, discarded off the side of what you're fairly sure is a well-worn path for a small pokemon down under the curtain of bracken.

(19) Then, at the base of a tree, you find the red carry bag. This is definitely the home of the culprit.

You stow the knife and start shaking the tree.

There's a squawk of surprise and you jump back as a belt of pokeballs and a fat, grey-brown pokemon with an unkempt tail falls out of the tree, along with what you recognise as two Oran Berries.

Looks like this is could be your first proper battle.

>Have Fluffy a Move:
Tackle, Growl, Tail Whip, Helping Hand, Covet
>Grab the Berries
>Grab the lost poke balls.
>Other
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>>4914659
>Tail Whip
Follow up with a tackle.
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>>4914755

"Fluffy, Tail Whip!" You order, mentally reviewing the moves the pokedex said he had.

He obeys, that big, fluffy tail waving cutely, as what you recognise as a Skwovet mirrors him.

They both relax slightly, clearly disarmed by the other's display.

"Now, Tackle." You order.

This is a lot less... hectic... than you imagined. You've chased these pests off of the Leppa tree in the backyard hundreds of times.

...Something doesn't feel right.

Give me two rolls.
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Rolled 98 (1d100)

>>4914764
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Rolled 90 (1d100)

>>4914764
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>>4914813
>>4914862
(You guys are on fire)
(98)You look around the surrounding brush and trees carefully as the Skwovet retaliates with a Tackle of its own, skidding Fluffy back into the brush.

(90)With a sinking feeling, you realise you’re surrounded by Skwovet.

Dammit, where there’s one, there’s always half a dozen more. You’ve chased them enough to know that! At least there doesn't seem to be a Greedent in this colony. Yet. Which, this far off the main trail is a minor miracle.

Even so, Fluffy isn't winning this fight by himself if the Skwovet's friends get involved.

>Fluffy, Tackle again!
>Grab the poke balls.
>Run. There’s no way Fluffy is winning against a whole colony.
>Let one of the girl’s pokemon out. They should help, right?
>Other.
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>>4914865
(Disregard the above post. forgot half of it.)
>>4914813
>>4914862
>98
Fluffy bounds forward, ducks down and slams, shoulder-first into the Skwovet, lifting it bodily off the ground and bouncing it off the tree, resulting in a rapid [i}thud-thud-thud[/i] of berries hitting the ground around you.

Then your vision is obscured momentarily as as something else falls past your eyes to your feet.

(90) You look around the surrounding brush and trees carefully as the Skwovet retaliates with a Tackle of its own, skidding Fluffy back into the brush.

With a sinking feeling, you realise you’re surrounded by Skwovet.

Dammit, where there’s one, there’s always half a dozen more. You’ve chased them enough to know that! At least there doesn't seem to be a Greedent in this colony. Yet. Which, this far off the main trail is a minor miracle.

Even so, Fluffy isn't winning this fight by himself if the Skwovet's friends get involved.

>Fluffy, Tackle again!
>Grab the poke balls.
>Run. There’s no way Fluffy is winning against a whole colony.
>Let one of the girl’s pokemon out. They should help, right?
>Other.
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>>4914869
>Other.
Bluff

Try to make ourselves and fluffy look scarier and stronger than we are after taking down that first Skwovet (assuming we finished it off with that tackle) to scare off the pack
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>>4914948
It's still up, but not by much.
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>>4914978
Tackle it one last time and then pull off the bluff
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>Grab the poke balls.

desu wanna catch one and then run

if i know anything greedent is a good defensive tank
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>>4914869
>Grab the poke balls.
Get what we came for and get outta there
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>>4914869
>>Let one of the girl’s pokemon out. They should help, right?
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>>4915053
>>4915620
The Skwovet you're fighting is barely standing as you swoop in and grab the stolen poke balls, then step back.

You notice that whatever fell out of the tree and blinded you is now caught on your boot as you look at the Skwovet and back to the trail behind you.

Do you try and catch the Skwovet, or make a run for it? You can see the other Skwovet moving in and you can hear them chittering. There's also a small bounty of berries on the ground.

>Catch the Skwovet.
>Fluffy, Tackle.
>Try and get one of the girl's pokemon to help.
>Other.
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>>4915982
>Other
>We're pulling an Ash and getting the fuck out of here, except hopefully we don't get rekt by the horde we've pissed off
Honestly I am not a fan of Skwovet, don't really want to catch one. Unless we're going full "we have to fill the PokéDex" autism, then I guess I can concede to capturing it.
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>>4915994
Your goal is entirely up to you guys. The Professor didn't say anything about having to fill the 'Dex.
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>>4915982
Run.
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>>4915994
>>4916055
I'm with these, we already have a based normal type in eevee, no need to add a skwovet to the mix.
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>>4916055
>>4916071
Nope. You've got what you came here for. It's time to leave.

You recall Fluffy, and haul ass.

Your efforts at clearing the brush pay dividends and you're back at the rocks before you know it, leaving the Skwovets far behind you.

Now you've got a moment, you breathe a sigh of relief as you mentally run down the checklist of items the girl gave you to find:

Boots? Check.
T-Shirt? Check.
Bag and poke balls? Check.
Jeans and jacket? Check.

And as an added bonus, you found what you can only assume is her wallet and bra.

Question now is, do you head right back to her or do something else.
>Head back straight away.
>Look for more pokemon.
>Go back and try to grab some of those berries.
>Other.
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>>4916108
>Head back straight away.
Don't keep a lady waiting!
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>>4916108
>Head back straight away.
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>>4916108
>Head back straight away.
It'd be rude to leave her in nothing but our towel for much longer. There will be time to catch Pokémon and do foraging later.
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>>4916119
>>4916121
With a shrug, you head back immediately, to find the redhead sat under the tree wrapped up in your towel, shivering and apparently maintaining her patience by the slimmest of margins.

Now that you see her out of the water, you can tell she keeps active. She's almost as tall as you are to boot and with the way she carries yourself, you get the impression she can handle herself quite well without much help.

"You got everything? Great." She said, taking back her bag, before she gives you a meaningful look. "If you're lookin' for a reward, it's not goin' to be a look at my boobs." She says pointedly. "Some privacy. P-" She stops and looks down at your boots.

The next thing you know, you're flat on your back, she's got your leg in one hand and she's retrieving what you identify as a pair of panties from around your ankle with a look of distinct annoyance on her face, before she disappears behind the tree herself.

"Peek and die." She warns as you pick yourself up.

What just happened?

>Ask for her name.
>Were you skinny dipping in the creek?
>You're welcome. Leave. She clearly doesn't want you here.
>Go down to the creek and look for more pokemon.
>Other.
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>>4916154
>Go down to the creek and look for more pokemon.

She's weird, let's go build up our team
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>>4916154
>ask her name, and if she's also a trainer
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>>4916154
>"You're welcome, I guess?"
>Ask for her name.
>"Are you a trainer too?"
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>>4916154
>Go down to the creek and look for more pokemon.
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>Go down to the creek and look for more pokemon.
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>>4916161
+1
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Chat
>>4916159
>>4916161
>>4916191
Down to the creek
>>4916157
>>4916167
>>4916186
We have ourselves a tie.
Next vote decides
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>>4916195
Might be worth doing a die roll
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>>4916195
>while she's changing tell her about the angry colony of squirrels, get the towel back, then tell her you'll be heading off to the creek to try and see if there's something nice over yonder
Also OP do we still do martial arts training? If not then maybe we could do swap out the creek with finding a nice spot to train
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>>4916276
You do still do it, just as of late, they'd taken a back seat for schoolwork. Which is now secondary to this journey which you totally didn't decide to go on because of the drama with your Dad and to fill the financial void his getting fired left.

Anyway, let's see if I can't make all of that work...
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>>4916282
I'd love to tell you some things the pc could do if it was kick boxing but I'm entirely out of my field in capoera
But one thing that should be similar is that it'll be 110% cardio, about half of which being drilling basic techniques.
Oh maybe if we ever need money we could be a busker and do some capoera since it's designed to look like dancing, we'd be training and making money
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>>4916285
Makes sense. My experience with martial arts begins and ends with a few years of Kyokushin so Capoeira is a new one on me as well.
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“It was a skwovet colony that took your stuff.” You say as you pick yourself up. She’s fast. You didn’t even see her move before she had you on the ground. “They were kind of pissed when I left.”

“You’re sooo brave.” The girl says sarcastically. You get the feeling she thinks you’re fishing for complements or a reward.

You want to ask for your towel back, but so close to the road, she still needs it.

“I’ll… be down by the creek.” You say into the awkward silence, before heading down the bank and away from her.

“Don’t fall in.” She advises as you pick your way down the bank, releasing Fluffy as you go.

Without a rod, it’s going to be a pain to catch anything, but you could get lucky.

Give me two rolls. First roll determines if\what you find something, second determines what it is.
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Rolled 43 (1d100)

>>4916293
I'll assume you want a d100?
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Rolled 49 (1d100)

>>4916293
Here's one.
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Rolled 32 (1d100)

>>4916293
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>>4916299
Yep.
>>4916300
You head down to the creek and peer into the water, but you don’t see anything definitive. Maybe an ordinary fish or two.

You head down the bank a while further, before pausing as you notice movement and a flash of ruddy orange up ahead.

Fluffy wastes no time in running ahead to investigate.

What do you do?

>Fluffy, Tackle (roll 1D100 to hit)
>Pokedex
>Poke Ball (low chance to succeed.)
>Keep looking
>Other
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>>4916305
>Pokedex
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>>4916305
>pokedex
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>>4916316
You open your pokedex and scan up ahead where Fluffy is sniffing at the newcomer and just received a face full of silken string for his trouble.

"*Sewaddle. It makes clothes for itself out of chewed-up leaves and its sticky silk.*"

Huh. Neat. Along with the voiced factoid, there's a heap of other information in the datafile, including links to the files on Sewaddle's evolutions. You didn't notice when you were catching Fluffy, but there must've been similar links in that entry as well.

The question now is, whether to catch it or not.

>No, let’s keep looking.
>Fluffy, weaken it with Tackle.
>Throw a poke ball.
>You’re a bit low on poke treats, but you could always try charming Sewaddle like you did Fluffy.
>Other
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>>4916321
>Fluffy, weaken it with Tackle.

Fuck yeah sewaddle!
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>>4916321
>sewaddle
Nice. Now we can get some clothing repairs
Btw OP how close is this to the games? Like if we battle to catch it will it not like us when it's caught?
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>>4916321
>Fluffy, weaken it with Tackle.
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>>4916326
It'll be a bit slower to trust, but you can make up for it by spending time with them and not being a dick.

If you participated in any of Gobble's Pokemon Trainer Quest or have read any of it, that's the style I'm going for.
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>>4916322
>>4916328
Okay, roll.
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Rolled 28 (1d100)

>>4916331
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Rolled 77 (1d100)

>>4916331
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I like where this is going.
If you're doing this long-term, maybe consider getting a trip?
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>>4916335
>>4916338
“Fluffy, Tackle!” You order.

Fluffy obliges, having already tried once after receiving the wad of silk to the face from the Sewaddle.

Now, they crash into each other, the Sewaddle having decided to Tackle Fluffy in turn.

Fluffy’s starting to look a little rough, after having fought the Skwovet previously and now this, but Sewaddle definitely felt that.

>Okay, now Tackle again.
>Use another move.
>Poke ball.
>Other.
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>>4916321
Sewaddles might be weak in game but they are actually really useful pokemon if you think about it. So helpful, very maternal and can make you sweet clothes. In terms of utility, they are one of the best

>>4916329
I figured that would be the case for friendship based evo pokemon. Not such a good idea to beat them up first thing.
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>>4916346
This is just the first thread, but if people want to see this thing keep going, then sure.
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>>4916348
Worth a try with the pokeball do you think?
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>>4916348
>Poke ball.
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>>4916348
>Okay, now Tackle again.
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>>4916351
>>4916357
Okay, roll it.
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Rolled 88 (1d100)

>>4916383
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Rolled 37 (1d100)

>>4916383
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>>4916386
You figure that Fluffy’s done enough to weaken Sewaddle, so you pull out a poke ball and throw it. Your aim is dead on and it disappears in a flash.

The ball rocks once, twice, a third time, then rolls into the water as it clicks.

Whoops.

You shake your head as you go retrieve it, giving a tired Fluffy a scratch behind the ears and earning another pleased mew from him as you wipe the ball off.

You’ll have to think of a name for your new buddy.

(Suggestions first, then there'll be a vote.)
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>>4916397
Syurm
https://voca.ro/1eNrTFWd7GlQ
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>>4916397
>>4916403
Right. Probably would help to know Sewaddle's female, wouldn't it. Whoops.
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>>4916442
Syurm still works lol
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>>4916447
That's something at least. I guess Syurm wins by default, since it's been over an hour.

Alright, give me just a moment...
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>>4916447
After a moment’s thought and after reviewing the pokedex data one more time, you decide to name your new friend Syurm. With that out of the way, you decide to head back and see if that girl is done changing yet before you keep looking for more pokemon.

When you turn around however, it’s to find the girl standing there with a bemused expression with your towel folded up neatly under one arm.

“How long have you been a trainer?” She asks with the hint of a smile on her face.

>About… four hours?
>None of your business.
>Why do you want to know?
>A question for a question: Who are you?
>Other.
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>>4916452
>About… four hours?
And show her Syurm
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>>4916454
"About...four hours." You say, feeling sheepish.

“Huh.” She says. “And how old are you?”

“Seventeen.” You reply, defensively.

“Hey, no judgement.” She says, putting up her hands. “You want to put school first, good for you.” She says, though as she says that, she’s shaking her head incredulously. “I’m just kind of surprised a guy who looks like he’s a draft pick for the football wasn’t a knuckle-dragging show-off.” She admits, then hands your towel back. “...Thanks.” She says. “The name’s Fie. I guess I owe you one for the loan. ...And getting my clothes back.” She adds.


>I couldn’t exactly leave you there.
>What are you even doing out here?
>Can you help me catch some more pokemon?
>Do you want some company on the road?
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>>4916466
>I couldn’t exactly leave you there
Just say it was a good opportunity to see how fluffy handles himself
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>>4916466
>Do you want some company on the road?
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>>4916472
>>4916481
“I couldn’t exactly leave you there.” You note. “My name’s Alex.” You add. “Besides, it was a good opportunity to see what Fluffy could do.” You say, giving the Eevee another scratch behind the ears.

Fie smiles when she hears the name.

“That’s adorable.” She says. “...Anyway, I guess I’ll see you around sometime?” She more asks than says. “I’ve got to get going back to Saltcoast City.” She explains.

“Do you want some company on the road?” You ask. “That’s a long way.”

“Yeah, I guess.” She says after a moment’s thought. “I just got done visiting my brother at the Gym. I forgot how nice having someone to talk to outside of work can be.” She adds.

“...Greenshoot doesn’t have a pokemon Gym.” You say. “It’s got a normal…” You stop.

Motherfucker.

You’ve been into the town gym heaps. It’s where Capoeira classes were held and you worked out there often enough as well. This is the first you’re hearing of it being a pokemon gym as well.

“Yeah, that’s my big brother.” Fie confirms with a nod. “He thought it was a terrific joke when he got given the Normal gym slot.” She adds.

You just groan at the terrible pun.

This leaves an interesting conundrum: Where do you go from here?

But more importantly: What are you going to do now?

>Ask Fie to help you look for more pokemon.
>Keep going. You can always come back and challenge the Gym next later and you’re pretty sure Fluffy and Syurm could use a break.
>Train. You’re not ready to face a Gym yet.
>Other.
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Going to call it soon, got work in the morning.
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>>4916534
>Keep going. You can always come back and challenge the Gym next later and you’re pretty sure
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>>4916534
>Keep going. You can always come back and challenge the Gym next later and you’re pretty sure Fluffy and Syurm could use a break.
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>>4916534
>Keep going. You can always come back and challenge the Gym next later and you’re pretty sure Fluffy and Syurm could use a break.
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>>4916534
>Other.
Before we go anywhere, let's pop into a pokemon center and get our pokes healed
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>>4916984
in my opinion, this is the better idea - let's not push our luck
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>>4916984
Oh definitely do this. Don't wanna risk anything
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>>4916984
we also forgot to stop by the pokemart
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>>4916984
+1
I haven't played a pokemon game all the way through, so I don't know shit about strats, and I'm at least 90% sure this isn't suddenly going to turn into "rattata eats pidgeot alive" style grimdark pokemon, but we definitely should heal whenever we get a chance. IMO, we should train up our pokemon a bit first before going to a gym.
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>>4917195
I'm pretty sure that some eevee evolutions are still good in the late game battles so we should be good
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>>4916984
Good idea.

Also nice quest. Maybe a qm name in case your ip changes
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>>4917195
Nope. Not a fan of needless grimderp.
>>4917600
Yeah, they are.
>>4917638
I'll have to think of one

Writing update now. Apologies. Long day.
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>>4916984
>>4917050
>>4917058
>>4917195
>>4917638
You decide that, all things considered, you should probably head back to town to heal your pokemon. It’s a bugger, since it’s three hours back, but that’s just how things work out, you suppose. Two steps forward, one step back.

You expect Fie to snark at you for this decision but she nods understandingly.

“That’s probably a good idea.” She concedes. “Those Skwovet probably had a field day with the food I had packed anyway.” She noted.

It’s going to be a long walk, but it’s still a nice day..

Anything you want to do in the meantime?
>Talk to fie
>Study the pokedex
>Search for more pokemon
>Other
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>>4918002
>Search for other pokemon
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>>4918002
>>Search for more pokemon
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>>4918017
>>4918021
Rattle them bones.
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>>4918002
>Talk to fie
>Study the pokedex

With all due respect to the collectors, we're on Route 1 at the moment. What are we going to find here, Caterpies and Grubbins? More Skwovets? I'd rather wait until we're a little bit further down the path where we can catch something a little more unique.
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>>4918033
It's a bit more diverse than in the games. I'm not an expert on biodiversity, mind, but there's a decent spread. Just not especially high-level.
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Rolled 23 (1d100)

>>4918029
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Rolled 95 (1d100)

>>4918029
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Rolled 75 (1d100)

>>4918029
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>>4918058
>>4918064
>>4918083
"So..." You say awkwardly as you keep an eye out for any more likely pokemon.

"Yeah?" Fie asks. "If you've got questions, I'm all ears."

"Saltcoast. It's a resort city, right?" You ask curiously. "You live there?"

"It is and for the last few years." She confirms. "It’s not ‘home’ though. That’s Redmont. Always will be, for better or for worse.” She adds. “Still, Saltcoast isn’t bad in the off-season. Kind of annoying when the tourists roll in though."

You're about to ask her more about the city when out in front of you, a Rattata bolts across the path, followed closely by a blue blur, before the Rattata disappears off the other side of the path, leaving the hunter preyless.

You stare in disbelief.

You've heard of the Luxray of the Divide but you always laughed it off as a country tall tale, like Old King Bob or the Beast of Lake Clarity.

Yet standing in front of you is a Shinx.

If you don't catch it, no one will ever believe you. If you catch it though, they still won't believe it, but you'll have proof.

>Reach for the treats.
>Pokedex
>Go, Fluffy
>Go, Syurm
>Other
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>>4918095
What is the moveset of Syurm?
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>>4918099
Tackle and Stringshot.

She's still a baby.
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>>4918095
>Go, Fluffy
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>>4918095
Okay I have been proven wrong, never again shall I question the collection chads in their choices. It is cute and fluffy and we must have it.

>Go, Fluffy
Fluffy is a champion, we just need to deal a little bit of damage to get the Shinx to a good catch rate for a normal Pokéball. Around half health should be good enough.
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>>4918115
You can thank RNGesus for this one.
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>>4918095
Go, Syurm. Get it to use strings got and tie it up.
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>>4918095
>>Go, Fluffy
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>>4918109
>>4918115
>>4918150
"Fluffy, Tackle!" You order as you release him.

The Shinx, upon seeing Fluffy, draws itself up and Leers at him.

Roll those dice, goys and birls.
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Rolled 77 (1d100)

>>4918168
Big tackle hours
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Rolled 5 (1d100)

>>4918168
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Rolled 57 (1d100)

>>4918170
Oh no
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>>4918169
>>4918170
>>4918174
dice+1D100

Don't mind me.
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Rolled 96 (1d100)

>>4918169
>>4918170
>>4918174
Let's pretend I know what I'm doing.
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(>96 Oof.)

Fluffy bounds forward at your order, but the Shinx springs to the side, before lunging in and Tackling him itself, lifting him bodily with the force of the impact.

Fluffy cries out as he lands, before struggling to his feet, panting heavily.

"Withdraw him." Fie says, urgently, almost ordering you.

That absolutely looked like it hurt and Fluffy was tired before this fight.

>No, Fluffy's got this.
>Recall Fluffy and send out Syurm
>Poke Ball
>Ask Fie for help
>Other

(You can keep Fluffy in, but every hit he takes will be a crit and every crit will incur an injury.)
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>>4918182
>Recall Fluffy and send out Syurm
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>>4918182
>>Recall Fluffy and send out Syurm
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Keep going tomorrow. For now, I sleep.
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>>4918182
>Recall Fluffy and send out Syurm
Have Syurm go somewhere hard to reach for the sphinx and have her use string shot on it
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>>4918182
>Recall Fluffy and send out Syurm
>Ask Fie for help

This ain't the games, what's to say we can't 2v1 a shinx?
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>>4918282
Why would she? We can do it on our own and if we can't then it means literally nothing to her
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>>4918182
>Recall Fluffy and send out Syurm
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>>4918754
>Other Charm the shinx with treats
it was out looking for food and violence isn't always the answer
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Rolled 86 (1d100)

>>4919075
Rolling for my suggestion
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>>4919075
problem is part of our group already tried to attack it so the Sphinx isn't going to be very receptive
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>>4918282
Easier to keep track of things. Both from a writing perspective and from the perspective of a novice trainer.
>>4919075
What >>4919099 said.
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>>4918184
>>4918186
>>4918219
>>4918282
>>4918754
"Fluffy, come back." You say, recalling the battered Eevee. "Syurm, you're up." You say, as your new pokemon appears.

"You know, if you need a hand, all you've got to do is ask." Fie notes, crossing her arms as she watches.

>Ask Fie for Help.
>Use Stringshot
>Use Tackle
>Try the treats
>Other
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>Use Stringshot
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>>4918219
This sort of thing is perfectly valid to suggest as well.
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>>4919283
>Use Stringshot
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>>4919283
>Use Stringshot
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>>4919299
>>4919305
>>4919318
"Syurm, Stringshot." You order as the Shinx starts to prowl around Syurm, apparently in no way put off after having lost two 'meals' in as many minutes.

"There's plenty of trees around here." Fie notes. "Syurm would be pretty safe in one, even in the lower branches." She observes as Syurm sprays a wad of silk into the Shinx's face, making it recoil and thrash, trying to dislodge the stuff.

That's... actually a really good point.

>Stringshot again
>Tackle
>Get up into the trees
>Other
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>>4919325
>Get up into the trees

Have Syurm do that og plan >>4918219
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>>4919341
>>4919325
Yeh
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>>4919353
P.S.
>>4919325
>>Get up into the trees
>>Other
>>>4919341 # >>4919353 #
>...Anonymous (ID: r/CAqa2q)
>07/15/21(Thu)20:35:52 No.4919341
>>>4919325 #
>>Get up into the trees
>Have Syurm do that og plan >>4918219 (You) #
>>>4919353 #
>...Anonymous (ID: nTcL0v0V)
>07/15/21(Thu)20:45:38 No.4919353
>>>4919341 #
>>>4919325 #
>Yeh
>Get up into the trees
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>forgot to erase the copypaste
Oh no
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>>4919357
I gotcha.
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>>4919357
Or not.
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>>4919341
>>4919353
"Syurm, up into the trees!" You order as the Shinx pounces again.

It meets empty air as Syurm spits a sticky thread at a branch and hauls herself up it, fetching up perched on the branch in full sun, before spitting more sticky silk at the Shinx as it looks around, confused as to where its prey just went.

Fie just nods approvingly.

>Stringshot again, wrap it up like a present
>Swing in and Tackle it
>Other
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>>4919367
>Stringshot again, wrap it up like a present

Let's do one more stringshot before tossing a ball
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>>4919369
+1
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>>4919369
+1
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>>4919369
>>4919375
>>4919378
"Stringshot, one more time." You order, fishing out one of your last three poke balls and throwing it at the now thoroughly gunked up Shinx. You've got two left after this.

Roll those dice.
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Rolled 47 (1d100)

>>4919382
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Rolled 97 (1d100)

>>4919382
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Rolled 40 (1d100)

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Rolled 31 (1d100)

>>4919382
I generally have shit luck on dice.
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>>4919385
>>4919388
With the Shinx so gunked up, it's an easy throw to make.

The ball rocks once, then clicks.

Is that it?

"Nice work, Ace." Fie says, giving you a punch in the arm. "It's a good thing we're headed back to Greenshoot though." She notes. "Syurm and Fluffy aren't lookin' too crash hot. And you're probably going to want to give that Shinx a bath before anything. Get in his good graces." She advises as you recall Syurm, praising her for a job well done.

Once again, that's a pretty solid idea. Fie seems to be full of those.
>Ask Fie about herself
>Focus on getting back to Greenshoot, double time. There's some other stuff you want to get there as well, now you think about it.
>Other
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Out for a while, back later.
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>>4919393
>Focus on getting back to Greenshoot, double time. There's some other stuff you want to get there as well, now you think about it.
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>>4919393
>Focus on getting back to Greenshoot, double time. There's some other stuff you want to get there as well, now you think about it.
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>>4919393
>Focus on getting back to Greenshoot, double time. There's some other stuff you want to get there as well, now you think about it.
Yeah we gotta heal, buy more pokeballs, bathe shinx, maybe pick up some potions.

Also I vote we name the Shinx something like Ampy (as in Amperes)
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>>4919423
How about Volta?
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>>4919435
I can live with Volta if it's a gal
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>>4919393
>>Focus on getting back to Greenshoot, double time. There's some other stuff you want to get there as well, now you think about it.
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>>4919393
Thank Fie for her help, then doubletime with her back to Greenshoot. What time is it?
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>>4919504
You got about a third of the way back to Greenshoot. It's about 1 PM, Greenshoot is two hours' walk or an hour if you hurry.
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>>4919404
>>4919409
>>4919423
>>4919486
>>4919504
"Thanks for the help." You say as you keep going down the track. You're not interested in catching any more pokemon for the time being, just on getting back to Greenshoot as fast as possible.

"No problem." She says. "Helping new trainers get started is part of my job, so..." She shrugs. "Just because I'm on a break, doesn't mean I can't keep doing that." She adds as she matches your pace.

It's two hours' walk back to Greenshoot, but you're sure you can make it in one if you hurry.

>Ask Fie about herself
>Tell Fie about yourself
>Plan your trip with Fie
>Ask about her plans beyond getting back to Saltcoast City
>Other
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>>4919555
>>Ask Fie about herself
Also ask if she has any sage advice for a new trainer
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“So, how long have you been a trainer?” You ask after a few minutes making up lost time.

“Me?” Fie asks, then shrugs. “About five years. I got sick of Dad’s bullshit and decided I’d follow the rest of the family’s lead.” She explains. “Mum’s works in Galeport. Daniel left on his journey when he was sixteen. I was twelve.” She grimaces. “If it weren’t for a band of drovers, I probably wouldn’t have lasted a week.” She concedes. “Still, they got me to Halfway City and made sure I was set and Mum made sure Daniel looked out for me until I could look after myself.” She recounts with misty eyed nostalgia.

And you thought your family had issues with this whole business with your Dad being implicated in a gang.

>Your brother’s a Gym Leader now? That’s impressive
>Wasn’t that scary?
>What does your Mum\Dad do?
>Are you still a Trainer?
>Other

(How's that work for a name?)
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>>4919590
>>What does your Mum\Dad do?
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>>4919590
>What does your Mum\Dad do?
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>>4919600
>>4919605
Which of the two?
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>>4919613
Or both?

Just for clarity's sake, whenever I include an option like this, please choose one of the options or with something like this, just put both. Just doing it to keep things concise.
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It also appears this thread has hit autosage.

What's the story with archival, come to it?
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>>4919590
>Your brother’s a Gym Leader now? That’s impressive. What's the story behind that?
Mentioning Dad sounds like a minefield, lets not go there right now.

>>4919626
We've hit Autosage, but we're still on page 2. Generally this is a slow enough board that there'd be no reason to Archive until you reach about page 8 or 9.
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>>4919633
Ah, okay. So no rush just yet.

Still don't know how to do it is the trick.

>>4919600
>>4919605
Seems asking about one of the 'rents has got the votes though, so:

>Mum
or
>Dad. Enter the minefield!
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>>4919636
Do not ask about Dad, that way lies the Bad Ending.

>Ask about Mum.
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>>4919636
>>Ask about Mum.

no mines thanks
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>>4919641
>>4919668
“What does your mum do?” You ask, curiously.

You recall Galeport as being one of the oldest cities in the Arnet region and the busiest, rivalled only by Newport and Halfway City.

“She’s a director at a shipping company.” Fie replies. “She’s also the city’s gym leader.” She adds.

You do a double take at that. She grins at the look on your face.

“Yep, my mother is Wendy, the Storm Queen.” Fie says proudly.

You stare a moment longer, then shake your head.

>Gym Leaders for a mother and a brother. That must be a lot of expectation to live up to.
>What do you do?
>What about your dad?
>Tell her about yourself.
>Other
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>>4919679
>>Tell her about yourself.
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>>4919679
>Gym Leaders for a mother and a brother. That must be a lot of expectation to live up to.
>You mentioned following in their footsteps, you intend to become a Gym Leader yourself?
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>>4919741
“So, your mother and brother are both Gym Leaders? That’s got to be a lot of pressure.” You observe. “Are you trying to reach that point as well?” You ask.

She laughs.

“No.” She says, grinning. “I guess you don’t follow the League much then? I already am a Gym Leader.” She adds, stopping and drawing herself up dramatically. “Fie, the Blazing Sun.” She says, then chuckles. “It’s bit of a joke among all the Gym Leaders that they’re muscling in on the family business.” She chuckles. “All four of us are Gym Leaders, even Dad.” She explains.

Huh.

“Nothing quite as dramatic for me.” You say with a chuckle, shaking your head. “I’m the oldest of three. I’ve got a brother and a sister, twelve and fifteen respectively, Mum works at the pokemon centre and Dad…”

“It’s complicated?” Fie guesses wryly.

“You could say that.” You admit. “I mean, he’s not an ass or anything just… recent troubles.” You say waving a hand vaguely.

“Well, if he’s not an ass, it’ll work itself out.” Fie reasons. “That why you decided to become a trainer today?” She asks. “Too awkward at home? Family need the money now? Or were you planning on going and having some fun and doing some self-discovery and getting some real-world experience regardless?”

>Yeah, things have been kind of awkward at home
>Yeah, we kind of need the money now
>No, I’ve wanted to do this for ages and I finally decided to do it
>It was this, or Mum and Dad said I had to get a job
>Other


Last update for the night.
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>>4919776
>Yeah, we kind of need the money now
Bonus is that this way I can put some more focus in martial arts
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>>4919776
>>Yeah, we kind of need the money now
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>>4919776
Shit, we're the son of Nurse Joy. Do we also have the pink donut hair to show off our heritage?

>>4919779
This is good. Supporting.
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>>4919776

>Yeah, we kind of need the money now
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>>4919776
>>Yeah, we kind of need the money now
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>>4919842
>Pink donut hair
>become Giorno with a Diavolo palette swap
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>>4919636
It's pretty simple. You go to suptg and put the number on your original post under thread number on their submission form, then you just fill out the name and description.

Just make sure you submit to the qst archive and not the tg archive

>>4919776
>Yeah, we kind of need the money now
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>>4919842
Yeah, you're the son of Nurse Joy. But you don't have the pink hair. Your sister does though.

I could go on with more info on the subject, but why do that when you can find out in the Quest?

>>4919923
Thank you.
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>>4920547
And archived. Now to ride this sucker to page ten.
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>>4919779
>>4919838
>>4919842
>>4919866
>>4919871
>>4919874
>>4919923
“Damn. You don’t need that sort of stress on a journey.” Fie says, shaking her head. “Still, I doubt you’re going to have much trouble. The League circuit is pretty lucrative.” She assures. “You’ll be flush before you know it, even sending half of it home.”

Well that’s good news at least. Doubly so when you remember that you’re running painfully low on money after you filled out your camping gear this morning.

“Alright, so once you’re done at the pokemon centre, how about we go half and half on the supplies?” Fie offers.

“Sounds good.” You agree. “We can sit down and make a list of what we need and go from there.” You add.

“Organised and responsible.” Fie notes. “How did you not have a girlfriend with you when you found me?” She wonders, much to your embarrassment.

You blush, though you’re not sure whether it’s at her attitude or what she said exactly.

>Make a shopping list
>Keep talking
>Hurry along so you can get more done.
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>>4920614
make list
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>>4920614
>Other
Write ins much appreciated on this one especially.

For the sake of clarity, this is what your inventory looks like right now:
Pokedex (Which includes a smart phone.)
Tent
First Aid Kit
Poke Balls x2
Potions x5
Food for a week (mostly dried or preserved)
An extremely sturdy towel
A really nice tent
Nice sleeping bag
Tent carpet
Hiking Boots
Survival Knife
Hatchet
Shovel
Nylon rope 20 metres
Camp Grill, pots, frying pan, utensils
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>>4920614
>>4920627

We should make a list, though I would like to see us moving quickly to get back. Shopping will take a fair bit of time. There are a few things I think we should get, revives being one of them. Could use some more pokeballs, probably some more pokemon food, and berries or misc. status heals.

How much money do we have?
What does Fie think we're missing?
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>>4920633
too bad nowhere ever sells revives this close to route 1
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>>4920633
You spent a lot on camping and survival gear. You've got enough for the essentials, but that's about it.
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>>4920614
>Other: Spaghetti Eruption
>"If that is an attempt at an application for the position of 'Girlfriend' I will have to take it into serious consideration..."
>. . .
>realize we just said that out loud instead of thinking it
>go beet red
>initiate tactical conversation redirection
>"A-ANYWAY, WE SHOULD PROBABLY WRITE UP THAT LIST NOW BEFORE WE FORGET ABOUT IT, DO YOU HAVE ANY FAVORITE FOOD TYPES?!"

There will be no survivors from this Apocalyptic event.
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>>4920634
Fair point
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>>4920635
Let's grab 10 more pokeballs if we can afford it to get that sweet premiere ball, then get 3 antidotes, 3 paralyze heals, and 3 awakenings

If that's outside our price range, than 3 more pokeballs and 1 antidote, 1 paralyze heal, and 1 awakening
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>>4920614
>Make a list
Not 100% sure what to get, but it never hurts to check to make sure we got everything we need
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>>4920643
i agree with this but also get potions so we arnt caught out like we were before
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>>4920637
Lets not...
>>4920614
Only thing we need is food because 1 week's worth, I.E. >>4920627, is kinda low
So I guess keep talking
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>>4920643
Speaking of prive range
>>4920627
how much do we have?
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>>4920706
You can afford the bare essentials, but after that you're going to be broke.

Fie is loaded however.
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>>4920715
Then it's best to try getting making some money when we get to town
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>>4920730
Well let's heal at the center first. Maybe we can find some trainers to fight afterwards to get a little cash
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>>4920617
>>4920633
>>4920643
>>4920677
"We, er... we should make a list of stuff we're going to need." You suggest, deciding to steer the subject away from your relationship status.

"Sure." Fie says. "You're going to need some sturdier clothes than that. Those are going to be worn outside a month." She predicts.

"I'm running a bit short..." You say awkwardly.

"Don't worry, I'll spot you." She assures. "Consider it repayment for loaning me your towel."

You talk things over with her and you come up with a shopping list. It's lengthy, but she insists on covering half of it and on suggesting some extra items you're going to need.

Mostly healing items and more poke balls.

"This is a lot." You note as you review the list back.

"Trust me, we're going to need it." Fie says seriously. "Don't worry your pretty head about the money, either." She added warningly. "Like I said, it's my job to help trainers get started."

It’s about two o’clock and Greenshoot town is another hour’s walk. Half that if you hurry.

>Hurry up.
>Talk more (write in what about)
>Keep planning your trip
>Other
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>>4920733
>Hurry up.
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>>4920733
>>Hurry up.
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>>4920733
>>Hurry up.
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Stop catching the first things you see you stupid fucks.
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>>4920761
We did... we caught the shinx instead of the ratatta
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>>4920761
You want to miss out on pokemon who can make clothes for you?
That would be so much wasted money because you decided not to catch something blatantly useful
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>>4920761
It's pokemon.

You're encouraged to catch a bunch.

Also everything we've caught so far is dope.
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>>4920761
everything we've caught so far has helped us
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>>4920734
>>4920736
>>4920751
Further conversation is suspended as you focus on getting back to town as fast as possible. You want to make the most of the daylight that's left.

Your very first stop is the pokemon center, which you're kind of dreading.

It's pretty quiet when you get in there and you and Fie walk straight up to the counter to find your Mum waiting for you.

"Hey, Alex." She says cheerfully. "I was expecting you to be half way to Route 2 by now." She admits.

"Things didn't quite go to plan." You admit as you hand over your poke balls.

“Oh well. Just keep trying.” She suggests, before smiling. “And who’s this?” She asks, politely, but with enough interest to make you fidget.

“I’m Fie.” Fie introduces. “Your son helped me out of a bit of a bind on the road.” She explains. “Looks like we’re going to be travelling together. At least, for a while.” She adds.

The look on your Mum’s face is pleased and a little excited. Which makes you very nervous.

“I’m glad to hear it.” Your Mum says. “Alex has always been a bit stiff and standoffish. It’s nice to know he’ll be travelling with a friend.” She adds.

“Oh?” Fie says, leaning on the counter, grinning impishly. “Do tell…”

“I’ll, er… go get started on the shopping.” You say lamely.

“Here.” Your Mum says, fishing out her phone before transferring you some money. “Consider this my helping you along your way.” She says, before her and Fie fall to talking.

>Go to the general store first. Get the food before anything.
>Go to the poke mart in the corner. Get poke balls and medicine before anything.
>Go back to the outdoor store. Now you think about it, you could use a fishing rod.
>Other.
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>>4920786
>Go to the poke mart in the corner. Get poke balls and medicine before anything.
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>>4920761
The first pokemon we caught has some of the best utility you can get in a pokemon.

>>4920786
>Go to the poke mart in the corner. Get poke balls and medicine before anything.
Don't forget snacks and treats we can bribe pokemon with.
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>>4920802
>Go to the poke mart in the corner. Get poke balls and medicine before anything.
>Don't forget snacks and treats we can bribe pokemon with.

I like the non-aggressive route better desu.
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>>4920823
I don't even remember typing desu. Christ
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>>4920834
Acronyms get changed to desu.
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>>4920800
>>4920802
>>4920823
You check your trainer card. The meagre sum you had before is now somewhat bigger. Enough you can comfortably afford to get the groceries you need.

First thing's first though, you go to the poke mart in the corner and buy more poke balls, some potions and some paralysis cures.

That taken care of, you head off to the general store to get a head start on the groceries.

At this time of day, you should be able to avoid meeting anyone you don't want to talk to. In theory.

>Get just what's on the list.
>Get some snacks.
>Stock up on berries.
>Other.
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>>4920843
Whatever's on the list, plus somepjx0v berries
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You decide to just stick to what's on the list, but you decide that some berries won't hurt. You settle on some Leppa and Pecha Berries to cover the more common status ailments.

Once you've paid for what you agreed you'd buy, you're down most of the money your mother gave you, but you've still got more than you had when you walked into the poke centre. Just.

As you head out the door, you're once again confronted by Mike.

Either he's been trying to find you all day around town, he's been following you, or this is a hell of a coincidence.

"What's a prissy faggot like you doing, strutting around town like you own the place?" He demands, giving you a shove, taking advantage of your full shopping bags to get a cheap shot in. "Well? Answer me, nerd!" He demands, going to shove you again.

>Duck.
>Kick him where he should theoretically have a pair of balls.
>Punch him in the face.
>Dodge and walk off. He's not worth it.
>Answer him. Rub it in that he's going to be stuck in school while you're off on a journey.
>Other
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>>4920907
>Dodge and walk off. He's not worth it.
Just don't even give this faggot the time of day.
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>>4920916
You sidestep without missing a beat and walk off back to the pokemon centre as Mike's left trying to regain his balance.

You can hear him shouting and trying to catch you up though.

>Keep going, but speed up a bit.
>He's just going to keep at you. Tell the dumb shit what he wants to know and just get it over with.
>Tell him to fuck off.
>Other.
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>>4920969
>>Other.
Just walk away and continue with what we are doing, if he comes near.

"I am going out that should be clear by how i look. Do you have nothing better to do than follow me ? If that s enough for the press, get lost i have things to do."
>>
I'll update in the morning. Having trouble thinking straight right now. Which is not conducive to good updates.
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>>4921010
np man
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>>4920969
>Keep going, but speed up a bit.
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>>4920786
>Go to the poke mart in the corner. Get poke balls and medicine before anything.
Now that I think of it since we know some martial arts what would the world think if we just challenged a pokemon to a fight and caught it that way?
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>>4921431
I dumb
>>4920980
This, but if he does try to legitimately fight us then just kick him
Though not in the balls because in a legit fight that wouldn't do *too* much so the head of lower leg would be better places to target since he could get knocked put or not be able to walk for a little while and we can get away then
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>>4921435
do we really want to fight though? we have so many other things we could do that are not this risky.
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>>4921802
if someone is actively hitting you then you don't have much choice but to fight
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>>4920980
>>4921435
You keep walking, back towards the pokemon centre.

"Running to mummy isn't going to save you!" Mike calls.

You stop and turn.

"I'm going out and I've got shit to do." You say. "That ought to be pretty clear from how I look, unless you're blind as well as stupid. Now, don't you have anything better to do? Either way, fuck off and go bother someone else." You add, stopping Mike cold for a second before you keep walking.

"Sure, you outside of town, you wouldn't last five minutes!" Mike says, hurrying to catch up again.

Arceus, he's a tool. Always has been, but he's gotten worse as time goes on.

>You're almost to the pokemon centre. Get your pokemon, then challenge him to a battle. You know for certain he's not a trainer, even casually.
>Ignore him entirely. Go get a fishing rod from the camping store.
>Hurry up and get ahead start packing this lot of groceries with Fie.
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>>4921920
>You're almost to the pokemon centre. Get your pokemon, then challenge him to a battle. You know for certain he's not a trainer, even casually.
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>>4921920
>Ignore him entirely. Go get a fishing rod from the camping store.
Don't wanna bother battling him
If we win he'll just complain
If we lose he'll lord it over us for all eternity
Also our guys just got hurt and healed so lets give them a rest
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>>4921920
>You're almost to the pokemon centre. Get your pokemon, then challenge him to a battle. You know for certain he's not a trainer, even casually.
>>
Have to duck out for a bit, will update when I return.
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>>4921923
Also doing something purely because you think you'll crush someone at it is incredibly poor sportsmanship
And also incredibly stupid when you've literally just started
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>>4921923
>>4921945
I agree, but also, I can imagine him trying to intentionally injure our pokemon, which I don't want to see happen.
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Challenge
>>4921921
>>4921937
Ignore
>>4921923
>>4921955

Next vote decides.
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>>4921920
>Ignore him entirely. Go get a fishing rod from the camping store.
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>>4922016
You’re so tempted to challenge Mike to a battle, but you decide against it.

He’s thick as a brick, but that doesn’t mean he’s not doing this with some goal in mind and you wouldn’t put it past him to be trying to antagonise you precisely because he’s gotten a strong pokemon off of a relative or something and is trying to goad you into a battle.

With that in mind, the smartest move is to not play.

You head into the pokemon centre, place the shopping on a table and start sorting it ready to join you. Fie comes over and starts helping just as Mike joins in.

“I’m talking to you, faggot.” He says, coming over and shoving you. “Think you’re better than me just because you’re leaving town?” He whips out a black and yellow poke ball. “Battle me.” He says triumphantly.

“Oh, you’re a trainer?” Fie says behind him, smiling coldly. “I’m afraid Alex’s team is being looked at right now, but I’ll battle you.” She says.

Mike rounds on her, looks her up and down, then snorts.

“Sure, might as well fork over your money now though.” He boasts.

You almost feel sorry for the poor idiot. Almost.

>Go watch Mike get his shit kicked in.
>Stay and pack this batch of groceries.
>Go get your team and beat Mike yourself.
>Other.
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>>4922033
>>Go watch Mike get his shit kicked in.
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>>4922033
>Go watch Mike get his shit kicked in.
Make a point to watch how Fie battles and what Mike does badly
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>>4922033
>>Go watch Mike get his shit kicked in.
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>>4922037
>>4922072
>>4922105
The two head outside and after a moment's thought, you head out as well.

This ought to be good.

There's a small arena around the side of the Centre and when you get there, the two are already in their positions and have settled the bet. It looks like it's going to be a one-on-one match.

Mike releases first, revealing his pokemon to be a Kangaskhan.

Fie just sighs, taking her time choosing her counter.

"Flareon, Will-o-wisp." She orders as she releases a pokemon you recognise from the pokedex as one of Eevee's potential evolutions.

"Stomp." Mike order's confidently, but he looks taken aback by how fast Fie's Flareon is. His Kangaskhan is burned before it so much as twitches.

Its stomp is less effective than you'd credit as well.

"Okay Flareon, no reason to drag this out. Sunny Day." Fie says and suddenly, the sun is as glarey and hot as if it were high summer instead of late autumn.

"Alright, Focus Energy." Mike says, even as you take a few steps back. You're no expert, but if you had to bet, Fie won before she made a move and not just because of the skill and experience gap.

"Mega Kick." Mike orders.

"Flare Blitz." Fie says, supremely unconcerned.

The two pokemon move simultaneously, Kangaskhan's huge kick missing by a mile as Flareon bursts into flames, the heat of which you can feel from where you're stood, then bounds forward and tackles Kangaskhan full in the chest, sending it crashing out of the arena next to a stunned looking Mike.

"The fuck was that for, you stuck up bitch?" He explodes.

"A lesson." Fie says non-chalantly. "Be careful who you pick a fight with. They might just take issue with your attitude." She says, before throwing a second poke ball, releasing a tall, red and orange avianoid pokemon which your pokedex helpfully identifies as a Blaziken.

"I could've been a complete and total ass like you were being just now." She says pointedly as her Blaziken walks to her side, staring Mike down. "Or, I could've used Litleo or Skrelp to beat you instead." She adds pointedly, handing up the poke balls in question. "Instead, I decided to take you seriously."

"But you just-"

"Did to you exactly what you were trying to do to Alex." Fie finished pointedly. "Grow up. If you're actually serious about training and you keep this attitude up, you are not going to have a fun time." She adds, before heading back towards the centre, jerking her chin at you with the clear expectation to follow.

>Follow her. Ignore Mike.
>Rub it in, then follow her.
>Other
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>>4922111
>Follow her. Ignore Mike
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>>4922111
>>Follow her. Ignore Mike.
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>>4922123
You follow Fie back inside.

"What crawled up his ass and died?" She asks.

>He's always been a pain in the ass.
>He got picked on at school, so he started picking on you.
>He was probably trying to look good for a girl from school.
>You've never gotten on. He's always looking for a fight.
>Other.

(Yeah, I prefer my Rivals to be more along the lines of Silver than Hop.)
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>>4922135
>>He's always been a pain in the ass.
nobody likes hop
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>>4922135
>>He's always been a pain in the ass.

"To everyone he has even the slightest disagreement with."
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>>4912854
So it's a low speed nature.
Perhaps we should consider a water or dark type evolution.
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>>4922135
>He's always been a pain in the ass.
>Other: Failed pokemon school at least 10 times.
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>>4922170
>>4922183


"He's always been a pain in the ass." You say with an indifferent shrug. "To everyone he has even the slightest disagreement with." You add.

You're pretty sure he's failed the trainer test about ten times, but that's just rumour so you don't mention it.

"Okay, so he's just an asshole." Fie waved a hand dismissively. "Good to know. Hopefully this is the last we see of him." She adds as you pack the first lot of groceries into your bags.

You're not so sure, but you don't say anything as your mum calls you up to get your pokemon. Mike stumps in immediately afterward and loudly demands to be served.

He's been banned before for his bad attitude and by the look on your mum's face, he's on the right track to being banned again.

She takes his pokemon, informs him that it's going to take a bit, then leaves, leaving Mike standing there. He looks over to you and Fie, then snorts and goes to take a seat nearby.

"Right, I'm going to go get my half of the groceries." Fie says. "Cinder'll make sure the idiot doesn't bother you." She adds, gesturing to her Blaziken, who gives you a nod.

She looks like she's about to add more, but instead, she just gives you a thumbs up and goes to do her own half of the shopping, leaving her Blaziken with you.

What are you going to do?
>Go get a fishing rod from the camping store.
>Play with your new pokemon.
>Train all your pokemon.
>Train a specific pokemon. (Specify)
>Other.
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>>4922185
>>Play with your new pokemon

Got to get our friendship up so they listen to us.
Check their nature's while we are at it.
Wear a rubber glove before patting the little thunder cat.
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>>4922185
>>4922189
This. Bring out the treats too for Syrum and Shinx to raise affection. Also think of a name for Shinx.
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>>4922185
>>Play with your new pokemon.
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>>4922185
>Play with your new pokemon.
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>>4922189
>>4922191
>>4922192
>>4922209
You decide that, all things considered, you should probably get to know your team before you try doing any training.

This in mind, you release them all in the court and bring out the poke treats.

They crowd around you expectantly, no fighting or competing for your attention as you play with them, before they start playing among themselves and pestering Cinder, who takes the attention in stride.

As you watch them try coaxing the Blaziken into playing, you get a sense for their personalities:

Fluffy is Quiet and seems content to wait to be noticed.
Syurm is Relaxed and seems content to go along with whatever the other two are doing.
Your Shinx, whom you really need to think of a name for, seems like she's going to be a bit of a ringleader though. She wants Cinder to play with them and doesn't seem to want to take no for an answer. You might even call her Adamant.

Yeah, you probably ought to name her now, while you think about it.

What are you going to name Shinx?
>Volta
>Kimba
>Felicia
>Other
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>>4922220
>>Volta
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>>4922220
>>4922222
The Digits hath spoken, her name is Volta.
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>>4922222
Volta it is
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>>4922222
Kek hath spoketh

So:
Fluffy
>male quiet
>best potential for vaporeon or umbreon evo, best lvl up at lvl 25

Syrum
>Female relaxed
>Sword dancer wit web support, no need to delay evolution

Volta
>Female Adamant
>Main physical attacker (I suggest we delay evolution for bite and spark)
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>>4922222
>>4922229
>>4922234
You decide to name Shinx Volta.

Cinder retains her polite disinterest in playing and soon enough, your team is back and trying to coax you into playing, with a lot more success.

How do you go about it.
>Rough house. You can take a few knocks.
>Play chase. Help them run off their energy.
>Tell a story.
>Other
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Last update for the night.
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>>4922256
I guess Umbreon would be good? The name Fluffy doesn't really fit a Vaporeon and it'll probably be harder to get a good dark type than a good water type
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>>4922259
>Rough house. You can take a few knocks.
Martial arts tends to make you a little numb to getting hit and they aren't big enough to cause us to go down in a couple hits either
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>>4922259
>Rough house. You can take a few knocks.

Use palm strikes to softly block their tackles.
Both Fluffy and Syrum have slower nature's so focusing on speed with them would be bad. Better let them practice attacking and defending.
Volta on the other hand deffinetly needs attack and speed training.

>>4922262
Umbreon with Moonlight/Curse/Aassurance/Play rough moveset fo a slow but very tanky build.
Could build in Toxic into the moveset too.
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>>4922262
Otherwise Flareon is an option too.
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>>4922259
>Rough house. You can take a few knocks.
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>>4922271
>>4922275
You decide to rough house with your team a bit, coaxing them into tackling you, but gently. It's good practice for them and good practice for you as you gently deflect them away from you with pulled palm strikes.

You lose track of time after a while, until you're distracted as Chloe and Tom hurry up, allowing all three of your team to pile onto you at the same time, knocking you flat.

"I guess you didn't get very far, huh Alex?" Chloe asks, looking down at you as Tom, never really one for personal space, swoops in and pulls Volta into a hug.

"Er, Tom you might want to be careful." You warn as Volta struggles and crackles with electricity warningly.

"Oh, right." He says sheepishly, putting her down. She looks every bit like an affronted cat as she stalks off to groom herself after the rough handling. "So, when are you going?" He asks curiously.

"At this point, probably tomorrow." Fie says as she returns, loaded down with groceries in addition to Cinder, who you don't remember leaving.

Wow, you really must've gotten into a groove. It's late.

"Huh. Not even been a full day yet and you've finally got a girlfriend?" Chloe observes. "Not bad, bro."

You blush and Fie stares at your sister incredulously, who is completely unrepentant.

"I take it this is your sister?" She guesses.

"Uh-huh. I'm Chloe." She replies.

"Right well, ya see..."

>We just met.
>Fie's a gym leader. She's just helping you out.
>You met on the road and decided to travel together.
>Other
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>>4922925
>>You met on the road and decided to travel together.
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>>4922925
>You met on the road and decided to travel together.
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>>4922925
>You met on the road and decided to travel together.
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>>4922932
>>4922946
>>4922968
"We met on the road." You cover. "We're travelling together." You add.

Chloe shrugs.

"Well, that's a first step." She reasons. "Anyway, you've pretty clearly got stuff to do. 'Bye~" She says, before gathering up Tom from where he's trying to coax Fluffy into playing and heading inside to see Mum.

"So... yeah. My brother and sister." You say lamely as you start sorting and packing this second lot of supplies.

"She's a good sister, looking out for her big brother like that." Fie observes.

"I guess." You reply, embarrassed.

"Anyway, it's getting late." Fie observes. "We going to try making some progress down the road, or are we crashing here for the night?"

>Try and make some distance on the road, even if you'll be making camp in the dark.
>Stay at the pokemon centre for the night.
>Actually, why don't you go home for the night?
>Other.
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>>4922995
>>Try and make some distance on the road, even if you'll be making camp in the dark.
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>>4922925
>You met on the road and decided to travel together.
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>>4922995
>Try and make some distance on the road, even if you'll be making camp in the dark.
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>>4922995
Let's wait for the night since we said we'd be leaving this time tomorrow
>Stay at the pokemon centre for the night
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>>4922995
>>Actually, why don't you go home for the night?

Ask mom and pops if we can help cook up a dinner too.
So much for a grand journey.
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>>4923005
>>4923010
"Yeah, probably for the best." You concede. "There's still daylight, so we might as well use it." You add, sealing your pack again.

You go say goodbye to Mum, before you set off again. You see Mike lurking by the road on your way out, but aside from flipping you off, he doesn't do anything.

You don't hurry, but you don't dawdle and by the time the sun hits the horizon, you're more or less back where you met Fie that afternoon.

>Keep going and try find a campsite further on. Those Skwovets might be out for payback.
>Those rocks would actually make a pretty good campsite. And there's plenty of wood and kindling on the path you cut.
>Other.
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>>4923088
>Keep going and try find a campsite further on. Those Skwovets might be out for payback.
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>>4923088
>Keep going and try find a campsite further on. Those Skwovets might be out for payback.
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>>4923099
>>4923112
After a short moment's deliberation, you decide to keep going. You don't want those skwovet getting any ideas about payback.

Still, it's starting to get dark.

Better find a campsite soon.

>Give me three rolls.
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Rolled 3 (1d20)

>>4923141
Three rolls of what? D20´s?
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>>4923149
all the others have been d100s
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>>4923153
Well I certianly hope it is, because that one was god-awful.
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Rolled 61 (1d100)

>>4923141
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>>4923149
D100s. Always D100, unless I specify. And don't worry, I'll discount that.
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Rolled 35 (1d100)

>>4923141
Right, let me just roll a three on this d100 instead
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>>4923141
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>>4923159
>>4923164
>>4923172
You keep going. It's practically dark by the time you find a good site, but fortunately, it seems to be a regularly used one. It's a nice, big, cleared area off the road, with half an old barrel marking a fire pit.

You quickly get a small fire going, then set up your tent and get the camp stove set up, ready to cook dinner.

Across the fire, however, you notice that Fie is struggling to get her own, much smaller tent set up. You get the sense that she's not really a very good outdoorsman, despite everything.

>Focus on cooking dinner.
>Help her out.
>Find a log or something for seats.
>Other
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>>4923181
>Focus on cooking dinner.
>Ask her if she needs help setting up her tent.
She's a big girl, I'm sure she'll figure it out. But we could always ask to be polite.
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>>4923181
>Help her out
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>>4923181
>Help her out.
I'm betting she is pretending if she isn't lying about the experience she has with this sorta thing. Either way we will fall for it cause she is a girl and we re young.
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>>4923184
This
If she doesn't want help then it wouldn't be right to force it on her
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>>4923184
+1
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>>4923184
>>4923195
>>4923202
You pretend not to notice Fie struggling and focus on cooking dinner. With the groceries you bought, you've soon got a good, hearty meal cooking. You doubt there's going to be much in the way of leftovers though, between both your teams and yourselves. Maybe enough for breakfast tomorrow, but that'd be about it.

Fie finally joins you, looking exhausted as you're serving everything up.

"How do you manage such a big tent?" She asks incredulously.

Glancing over, you have to suppress a wince: She's got a small dome tent, so it's upright, but the waterproof outer layer is distinctly crooked, her guide ropes are all over the place and you half expect the tent pegs to get catapulted into the dark at the slightest provocation.

"...Do you want me to fix that up for you?" You ask diplomatically.

"I... That's probably a good idea." Fie concedes with a sigh. "But seriously? How did you get that thing set up so fast in the dark?"

"Lots of practice." You reply as you straighten the cover, and fix the guide ropes and pegs so they're not pending missiles and present tripping hazards.

"Huh. You like camping then?" Fie asks as she releases her team and starts dishing out food. Asides from Cinder and Flareon, you can identify a Skrelp, Magmar and what your pokedex informs you when you give up and bring it out, is a Salazzle.

>I was a junior Ranger. Not my choice, but the skills are useful.
>I love camping. I wandered off a lot to 'camp' when I was little. Worried my parents sick. Juniour Rangers was a compromise.
>I've always loved camping and I always will.
>Other.
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>>4923236
>>I love camping. I wandered off a lot to 'camp' when I was little. Worried my parents sick. Juniour Rangers was a compromise.
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>>4923236
>I love camping. I wandered off a lot to 'camp' when I was little. Worried my parents sick. Juniour Rangers was a compromise.
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>>4923236
>Other
Always liked being out with pokemon
Probably why they seem to like me a lil
Though I will admit that I have wandered a little *too* far from home a couple (*in coughs* dozen) too many times and was kinda forced into the rangers

OOC if this isn't true then I have no IC idea how to explain how easily we caught fluffy
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>>4923258
>>4923267
"I don't like camping, I love it." You say frankly, taking Fie's lead and serving up food for your own pokemon.

You grin as memories come back to you.

"I used to go 'camping' all the time. Worried my parents sick when I was a kid, running off into the bush with little more than the clothes on my back and falling asleep in hollow trees and the like." You recount. "Probably why I'm good with pokemon as well." You add reflectively. "I learned how to interact with them without spooking them. It's actually how I caught Fluffy. Just gained his trust and he decided he wanted to come along."

"Huh. That is impressive." Fie admits. "Although, You should probably be careful there. It'll be a lot harder to butter more powerful pokemon up." She says.

You eat heartily and soon enough, your team and most of Fie's are fast asleep and full by the fire and you're feeling pretty tired yourself. Thinking about it, it has been a long day.

Across the fire, Fie yawns.

>Go catch some sleep. It's a big journey ahead of you.
>Stay up talking.
>Other
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>>4923324
>Go catch some sleep. It's a big journey ahead of you.
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>>4923324
>Go catch some sleep. It's a big journey ahead of you.
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>>4923324
>>Go catch some sleep. It's a big journey ahead of you.
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>>4923326
>>4923330
>>4923339
"Night?" You ask.

"Yeah, night." Fie confirms, standing and going to her tent. "Hope you weren't expecting a goodnight kiss." She teases.

You stare after her as she disappears into her tent, blushing hotly, before you hurry to your own tent, quickly change and crawl into your sleeping bag.

You're asleep before your head hits the little half pillow.

>Dream
>Don't dream
Also:
>Wake up early.
>Wake up late.
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>>4923350
>>Dream
>>Wake up early.
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>>4923350
>Dream
>Wake up early
Time for more backstory
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>>4923350
>Dream
>Wake up early.
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>>4923355
>>4923356
>>4923367
You dream:

Initially, it’s a disorienting kaleidoscope of the day, then it settles onto coming out of the shop face to face with Mike. Only, in his place is a six-year old in a sandpit, pushing the other kids around.

You remember this. This was the first time you ran off.

Only… what happened again?

>You wound up in a farmer’s paddock and got chased by a Tauros away from a herd of Miltank.
>You got lost and spent the night in a tree hollow.
>You fell in the creek and nearly drowned. You’re still not sure how you got out.
>Mike chased after you and you spent the whole day running from the little psycho.
>Other
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>>4923380
>You fell in the creek and nearly drowned. You’re still not sure how you got out.
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>>4923380
>You got lost and spent the night in a tree hollow.
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>>4923380
>You fell in the creek and nearly drowned. You’re still not sure how you got out.
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>>4923380
>>You fell in the creek and nearly drowned. You’re still not sure how you got out.
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>>4923389
>>4923404
>>4923405
That's right, you fell in the creek and nearly drowned. That sheer panic sweeps over you again as the cold water swirls around you, before you're roughyl hauled onto the bank. you feel weightless and you have a distinct impression of red and white, before the dream kaleidoscopes again, shattering into a million tangential fragments.

>Red
>Blue
>White
>Green
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>>4923410
Blue
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>>4923410
>White
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>>4923410
>Red
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>>4923410
>Red
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>>4923410
Magikarp it is
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>>4923447
Magikarps are underrated and Gyrados are never given the justice they deserve for the amount of shit they put up with to get there. You would angry motherfucker too if you were once a magikarp.
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>>4923410
>White
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>>4923438
>>4923445
Red.

It's warmth. It's spice, it's pain.

It seems like a lot of your life relates back to the colour red. Padded mats, scrapes and accidnets, your mother's hair, the pokemon centre... it's actually remarkable when you think about it.

And today...

Your mind goes back to the creek and how awkward Fie had looked, croushed in the water like that.

>She's kind of scary.
>She's kind and helpful.
>She's kind of hot.

>>4923468
Just a little bit late. I literally just finished typing this update when you posted.
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>>4923471
>She's kind of hot.
Flamio
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>>4923471
>>She's kind and helpful.
>>She's kind of hot.
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>>4923463
Yeah. And they are like the ultimate transformation from shitmon to gigachad that stats top tier no matter which generation.
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>>4923471
>She's kind of hot.
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>>4923471
>She's kind of hot.
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>>4923480
>>4923482
>>4923518
>>4923530
Fie... If you had’ve just taken her attitude and the fact she put you on your back in under three seconds at face value, your day would’ve gone significantly differently. You’d have missed out on catching Volta. More than that, you’d have missed out on a friend.

...It doesn’t hurt that she’s kind of hot either. It’s not just her confidence and attitude. She’s absolutely beautiful. Abs that look like they’re carved from rock, gentle curves, tall and an easy smile.

And, not that you looked or anything, her ass is so perky you’re sure you could bounce coins off it. And her… chest…

You blink and she’s right in front of you again, smiling shyly.

>Touch
>Hug
>Turn away
>Other
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>>4923562
>Hug
We can play it of as being drowsy if
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>Touch
Put a hand on her shoulder
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Hug
>>4923569
Touch
>>4923577

Next vote decides.
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Rolled 2 (1d2)

>>4923585
we let NUMBERS decide
1: hug
2: touch
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>>4923587
You smile in return as you lay your hand on her shoulder.

"What are you doing?"

You blink awake immediately alert and aware, looking up the length of your arm uncomprehendingly as Fie's poked her head through the flap into your tent.

"Er... n-nothing. Just, um. A dream." You say awkwardly.

"Huh. Alright." She says, retreating outside and resealing the tent flap. "It's six AM. Breakfast is cooking, up and at 'em, or we'll be wasting daylight."

dice+1d100

(Part 1)
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Rolled 5 (1d100)

>>4923587

You smile in return as you lay your hand on her shoulder.

"What are you doing?"

You blink awake immediately alert and aware, looking up the length of your arm uncomprehendingly as Fie's poked her head through the flap into your tent.

"Er... n-nothing. Just, um. A dream." You say awkwardly.

"Huh. Alright." She says, retreating outside and resealing the tent flap. "It's six AM. Breakfast is cooking, up and at 'em, or we'll be wasting daylight."

(Part 1)
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>>4923562
>Hug
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>>4923591
My bad, hadn't refreshed the page.
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(Part 2)
You dress quickly and exit the tent. It's a frezing cold morning, but it's still. Your breath mists in the air and there's a frost. There's not a cloud in the sky and there's every indicator it's going to be an absolutely beautiful day.

Fie's a lot better at cooking than she is at pitching a tent as well, judging by how good breakfast smells.

You eat quickly as your pokemon make the most of the morning sun, before your break camp, make sure the fire is one hundred percent out, then set off down the road again.

You figure you've got another day or two before you reach Route 2 at the rate you were going yesterday. And if you make good time, you might even have time to check out Origin Cave. Everyone in town and nearby insists it's haunted, but that's never stopped adventurous trainers from checking it out.

And you've still got spots on your team to fill out and poke balls to do it with.

After you've been walking for a while, Fie turns to look at you.

"So, what's the plan for today, Alex? This is your rodeo, after all."

>Keep an eye out for pokemon as you walk.
>Try and cover some ground today.
>Other
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>>4923596
>Try and cover some ground today.
We already have a few Pokemon from around here, I'd say we may as well make haste to visit that cave.
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>>4923596
>Try and cover some ground today.
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>>4923596
Try and cover some ground and use the chance when we encounter pokemon to have ours spar with them. Mainly enduring pokemon against Fluffy, Agressive or fast pokemon against Volta and keep Syrum as a backup if things go sour.
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>>4923599
>>4923605
>>4923606
"Let's try and make up some ground." You suggest. "We lost some time yesterday."

"Probably for the best." Fie agrees.

You spend most of the morning focusing on covering distance and making up for lost time. By mid morning, you're ready for a break.

Gimme three rolls.
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Rolled 87 (1d100)

>>4923652
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Rolled 74 (1d100)

>>4923652
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Rolled 13 (1d100)

>>4923652
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Rolled 34 (1d100)

>>4923654
>>4923656
>>4923657
You find a nice spot in the sun and settle down to have a snack and let your pokemon out to play while you take a short break.

You've got some time on your hands, so you could use it to train. Or, you could get some practice in against a wild pokemon.

>Train everyone generally.
>Train a specific pokemon (write-in who)
>Find a wild pokemon to battle (Will require a roll, potential you'll get into more trouble than you can handle)
>Other.
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>>4923661
>Train everyone generally.
Gotta get everyone up
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>>4923661
>Train a specific pokemon (write-in who)
Lets see if we can train Syurm to better swing around so that she isn't entirely immobile and so thay she can swing into attacks to make em hit harder
Also this quest got really horny the moment I went to sleep
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>>4923661
>>Train everyone generally.
Let's find out what their weaknesses are. If possible at all, try and get training tips from our friend.
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>>4923684
Little bit of free-association. The other colours would've lead to other things, but red being the colour of passion, was only going to lead one place.

You're not 'routelocked' on Fie or anything yet, obviously, but you are a teenager and she is a fairly attractive young woman.
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>>4923696
I mean the
>Abs that look like they’re carved from rock, gentle curves, tall and an easy smile.
>her ass is so perky you’re sure you could bounce coins off it. And her… chest…
And passion doesn't automatically mean perversion. It could have been a decent way to flesh out the PC by talking about something he's passionate about like reading or writing.
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>>4923717
True. I'll try not to lean as far into the 'horny teenager' if\when there's a next time.
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>>4923725
Honestly I think that's fair enough. As a 17 year old teenager, in that situation, I'd probably have had dreams about shit like that too. It's not like dear Alex here acted like a creep.
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>>4923728
>>4923725
Still it's definitely best not to go into it
Minors being horny is a very slippery slope in terms of the people you'll be getting
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>>4923732
I suppose holding this to the same standard to Gobble's Quest is a trap I shouldn't have fallen into. Especially when this is still the first thread.
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>>4923738
Honestly idk what Gobbles Quest is but this is the website where on certain you'll regularly find threads about "cunny" and other pedo stuff so it's best to be very cautious so that you don't attract that crowd
A little here and there is fine, just try not to be horny about it
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>>4923741
It was another Pokemon Trainer Quest from ages and ages ago. Really good one. I still go back and read it occasionally.

And that's absolutely not my intention, you don't need to worry about that.
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Update tomorrow, going to sleep now.
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>>4923732
>>4923741
Oh, you're that kind of person lol.

Good night QM, see ya tomorrow.
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>>4923661
>Train everyone generally.

I seem to keep being asleep during update sprees
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>>4923755
>Oh, you're that kind of person lol.
Wat
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>>4923661
>Train everyone generally.
>>4923741
Late teens =/= "UOOOOOOHHHHHH CUNNY". Lighten up.
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>>4923661
>>Train everyone generally.
don't remember if I responded to this one yet
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>>4923675
>>4923684
>>4923695
>>4923779
>>4924496
>>4924654
You call your three pokemon over as they run around and pester Fie’s team as they eat.

What are you going to train them in?

>Speed. Run over to the treeline and come back as fast as possible.
>Attack and Defense. Take turns tackling each other
>Special. Meditate and focus on inner strength.
>Evasion. Get a game of tag going.
>Other
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>>4924845
>>Speed. Run over to the treeline and come back as fast as possible.
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>>4924845
>>Evasion. Get a game of tag going.
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>>4924845
>>Speed. Run over to the treeline and come back as fast as possible.
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>>4924845
>Attack and Defense. Take turns tackling each other
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>>4924895
didn't mean to post twice
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>>4924845
>Evasion. Get a game of tag going.
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>>4924882
>>4924898
It doesn't take much coaxing to get the three to start playing tag and soon Fluffy and Volta are running around trying to keep out of Syurm's way as she spits silk at them. what she lacks in actual mobility, you notice she absolutely makes up for with string shot and how accurately she can tag the other two with it, although after about five minutes, you notice it's just a case of tag between Fluffy and Volta as Syurm has crawled into a tree and is happily chewing on leaves.

>This isn't working. Try something else.
>They're happy enough. Let them be.
>Work on Syurm's accuracy.
>Fie and her team are almost done. Back on the road we go, we can pick this up later.
>Other
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>>4924949
>They're happy enough. Let them be.

Let them play to raise happyness first.
Next time we focus only on attack/accuracy practice with the moves they know.
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>>4924949
>>They're happy enough. Let them be.
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>>4924949
>>Other

Let Fluffy and Volta play tag. Meanwhile train syurm's mobility using stringshots
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>>4924964
This
Or alternatively
>Fie and her team are almost done. Back on the road we go, we can pick this up later
Don't wanna make someone wait unless it's for a good reason, it's just rude
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>>4924949
>They're happy enough. Let them be.
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>>4924949
>They're happy enough. Let them be.
Friendship evos are a thing and they are quite young still.
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>>4925001
Speaking of friendship evos, we got an evo preference for eevee? Personally I'd like Umbreon for a reliable tank with Espeon for big dps as a close 2nd choice, but I'm not really opposed to any of the eeveelutions
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>>4925025
Umbreon is my favorite, though I also like espeon and glaceon. Of course, that has nothing to do with their utility, but w/e
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>>4925025
I like Umbreon myself, so that works with me. That, or Glaceon.
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>>4925025
Espeon for me
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>>4924952
>>4924963
>>4924982
>>4925001
This hasn't really worked out how you intended it to, but everyone's happy and they are working on their speed and evasion this way, you suppose.

It's not long before Fie's done and you recall everyone. They're still full of energy, which you can is a good thing, because the day's only just started.

You're making good progress towards Origin Cave as well.

>Keep on moving.
>Slow up a bit and look for more pokemon.
>Slow up a bit and talk with Fie. (Write-in topic)
>Other
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>>4925048
>Slow up a bit and talk with Fie. (Write-in topic)
"So, how does the gym run while you're gone?"
"Any tips for teaching pokemon new moves?"
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>>4925048
>Slow up a bit and look for more pokemon.
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>>4925039
Wait I messed up, meant Umbreon as English is not my main language
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>>4925048
>Slow up a bit and talk with Fie
"What would be good addition to my team in your opinion?"

I'd like us to get the next team mate in Origin cave, we hit jackpot for now on encounters
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>>4925048
>>Slow up a bit and talk with Fie. (Write-in topic)
"How do you typically train your pokémon?"
"Have you had any run-ins with Team Whats-Their-Name?"
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>>4925051
>"So, how does the gym run while you're gone?"
>>4925065
>"How do you typically train your pokémon?"
>"Have you had any run-ins with Team Whats-Their-Name?"
Also, do we know what pokemon might show up in Origin Cave? since we're thinking about adding to the team. and #of pokeballs?
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>>4925074
You're back up to 5 poke balls and as to what pokemon might be in the cave... the Usual Suspects. Beyond that, you'll have to check the 'Dex.
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>>4925074
Zubat, Geodude, probably. Although the name makes it feel like there's probably going to be a legendary Pokémon by endgame.
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>>4925060
>>4925091

"So... Fie, according to the Dex we might encouter these in the Origin cave. What would fit my team in your opinion?"
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>>4925094
>Zubat, Geodude, probably
geh
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>>4925100
Zubat is based, Crobat is one of my all time favs
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>>4925094
IMO both could fit in the team.
However, it is quite lacking, I would prefer something with more personnality, like Larvitar, Aron, or Minior.
Heck, why not rolycoly?
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>>4925102
To each their own, I suppose
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>>4925105
They could, but I'd like to get Pokémon with a little more personality. We'll see when we get there I suppose?
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OP can we make up a background for our parents?

Our mom being Jessica Joy and pos being James Rich.
Would be pretty dope.
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aw, this is cute.

I kind of like the idea of Alex catching a bunch of cuter pokemon in general, since he did name his eevee fluffy and call volta cute on first sight. it seems like the start of a pattern.

>>4925048
>>Slow up a bit and talk with Fie. (Write-in topic)
>>>Where'd you learn to cook?
>>>"So, how does the gym run while you're gone?"

The more utility based questions make Fie more of a resource than a person. She's already been plenty helpful, there's no call to treat her like the living incarnation of Prima's Strategy Guide.
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>>4925100
We already have Umbreon planed as our defensive so nope to Geodude.
Zubat... Could be useful but if we are training a flying pokemon it better be large enough to carry us.

Since it's named origin cave perhaps it has Groudeon in it so possibly fire types. If we come across a Houndour with flashfire we should catch it.
It has a nice immunity and special moveset with fire/poison /dark coverage and nasty plot.

>>4925048
OP just a question. You wrote that eveee has 5 moves. So am I right to assume it doesn't magically forget them or we have a higher move limit like 6 or so?
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>>4925048
>Slow up a bit and talk with Fie.

Be cheeky and ask her about her likes and dislikes.
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Sorry for the absence, needed a break. And time tends to get away from you, playing Stellaris.
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>>4925051
>>4925060
>>4925065
>>4925289
>>4925305


You decide you've got plenty of time, so you decide to talk with Fie a bit.

“Where’d you learn to cook?” You ask. “Breakfast was great.”

“Thanks, though you did most of the work last night.” Fie says. “As to where I learned… on the road mostly.” She admits. “You wouldn’t believe how many times I burned everything before I got the hang of it though.” She adds.

“It’s definitely a skill you’ve got to practice.” You agree, grimacing at how your forays into learning cooking went, then a thought occurs to you. “Hey, how does the Gym run while you’re gone?” You ask.

“It varies. Some Leaders just close up for however long, some people trade off the job with someone else or get their referee to fill in for them.” Fie replies. “I’m in the trade-off camp. The old Gym Leader for Saltcoast City, Emma, she’s not really someone who just retires and gives up a job she spent most of her life at.” She adds. “She was a League member at a few points, so there’s never any question as to whether she’s good enough.”

“Some Leaders just lock the Gym?” You ask, startled.

“Yeah. It’s not that big a deal, so long as they let everyone else know. I think there was… thirteen Gyms at last count?” Fie says. “Can’t remember. Anyway, more than enough for someone to gather eight badges, even if a few people are busy or indisposed.” She adds. “Occasionally though, you’ll get an instance where some idiot, or idiots, go off without telling someone and suddenly, there’s complaints piling up for an absence without notice and we all get audited.” She shakes her head. “Dad is the worst for doing that.”

You grimace. Mum is never happy when the auditors come in to work.

“Sooo… What do you do for fun?” You ask in the silence that follows that as Fie starts to stew.

“Hm?” she shakes herself out of the descending funk. “Me? I guess you could say I’m sporty. I’ve run the triathlon a few times, so training in some capacity is definitely up there… I guess you could count martial arts. One of the few good things I can say Dad ever did for me.” She’s quiet in a thoughtful way for a moment. “I don’t mind a good book, either. I’m kind of a sucker for sci-fi. Even if it’s kind of trashy.” She adds. “What do you do for a hobby?”

>Capoeira
>I like to read as well.
>I’m a bit of a gamer.
>I tend to go on long walks when I’m bored.
>I draw. I’ve gotten pretty good as well.
>I’ve gotten a lot of practice cooking when I’m bored.
>Helping Mum at the Pokemon Centre.
>Helping Dad at the hardware store before he got fired.
>Other
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>>4925294
Yeah, there's no move limit here. Granted, actually learning them is mostly down to training. Basic moves are going to be easy to learn, advanced ones are going to take a time commitment and Off-Type TMs are going to take the most time, up there with powerful ones.
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>>4925322
>Helping Mum at the Pokemon Centre.
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>>4925322
>Capoeira

"Tho I sure would like to learn more varied arts."

>>4925323
OK so learning something like bite early on works.
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>>4925336
Eeyup. Moves learned via levelling are easiest, stuff like Hyper Beam and Fire Blast are hardest.

Later on, you could even do something like get multiple 'basic' attacks off for one move with training.

The trade off is the time-investment. And also the fact that other trainers, particularly folk like Gym Leaders and the E4 will use the same tricks.
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>>4925322
>I tend to go on long walks when I’m bored
Makes sense with the whole camping/running off background
Also
>Capoeira
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>>4925322
>Capoeira
>Other

I also loved to roam the wilderness around hometown. I'm kind of the outdoor guy
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>>4925344
+1 this instead actually
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>>4925336
>>4925339
Also, because it will come up eventually: Statuses. They stack. So you can Paralyse, Poison, Burn and put to sleep simultaneously.

This can and will be used against you as well.
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>>4925349
So technically we can work on letting Fluffy learn the level moves we need beforehand.
Protect, Wish and Curse are on the list of what we need to learn then before evolving.
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>>4925322
>Capoeira
Honestly I'd rather not get too caught up in immense strategizing with every Pokémon having this ONE niche. I think that so long as we have a nice variety of types and that we don't botch our training we should be fine....
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>>4925344
+1, makes sense with our stuff so far
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>>4925322
>>4925344
This is good, supporting.

As there is some discussion going around what Pokémon we should catch, I want to throw my pick in the ring: I want to catch a Vulpix. Vulpix is cute. And Ninetales has this Stoic Regal aura about it, it's an aesthetic I absolutely love. It might not fit our team though, so in the end I'll defer to those who actually want to plan a proper team setup.
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>>4925450
Which Vulpix?

Also, update tomorrow. Sleep now. Sorry for the patchy day.
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>>4925455
Normal Vulpix. I don't hate the Alolan version, but it doesn't really click the same way as the normal one does in it's design. It is still cute though.
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>>4925458
Alolan ninetails is a great ice type tho.
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>>4925344
+1ing this
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>>4925450
adding to wishlist pokemon, I'd love for us to catch a spiritomb - not exactly cute though.
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>>4925344
>>4925345
>>4925443
>>4925450
>>4925497
"I do Capoeira, but I'm kind of curious about trying other forms." You reply. "I also love going bushwalking." You add. "I'm probably what you'd call an outdoorsie kind of guy."

"This must be a dream come true then." Fie says. "I hope it's not too much of a good thing though." She adds. "and if you want to try another style, maybe try training with me somtime?" She suggests.

"Sounds good." You say.

You fall silent and focus on walking again.

>Check pokedex for pokemon found in Origin Cave
>Keep talking
>Look for pokemon
>Other
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>>4925484
Good ice types are a pain to find. Damn does it suck trying to find a good ice type in the games. Not that there aren't any cool ones it's just most suck bad. At least bug types got some love in the later gens.

>>4926176
>Check pokedex for pokemon found in Origin Cave
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>>4926176
>Check pokedex for pokemon found in Origin Cave
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>>4926176
>>Check pokedex for pokemon found in Origin Cave
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>>4926176
>Check pokedex for pokemon found in Origin Cave
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>>4926176
>Check pokedex for pokemon found in Origin Cave
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>>4926176
>>Check pokedex for pokemon found in Origin Cave
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>>4926192
>>4926204
>>4926218
>>4926307
>>4926392
>>4926397

Since you're going to Origin Cave, you figure it would be a good idea to see what you might find there.

This in mind you start reading the pokedex entry on the place.

Apparently, there's a lot of Zubat and Swoobat, along with Aron, Geodude and deeper in, Onix.

There're also reports of rarer pokemon in the depths: Dragon-types and Psychic types are said to be found in the depths around a shrine that's connected with an old legend related to the legend of the Guardian.
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>>4926413
Ok guys, I think we should target an Aron.

What about asking Fie if she's interested in a deep exploration to see the shrine and find team members?
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>>4926413
This comes with an asterisk that the depths of the cave is also host to stronger pokemon and either to only venture into the depths in groups or with a strong team of pokemon.

"Watcha lookin' at?" Fie asks curiously.

You show her the entry you're browsing.

"Origin cave, huh?" She says. "If you want to check it out, you're welcome to but I'm not going in there." She adds, shaking her head. "I'm not the biggest fan of small spaces." She smiles wryly. "Kind of jealous of your tent, actually." She confesses.

You have to chuckle, at least a little. It is kind of a stark difference how much bigger your tent is to hers.

Still, Fie noping out of spelunking kind of limits your options and a dragon or psychic type sounds cool, not to mention the potential to find other neat stuff down there.

>You can always have a look. If it's too dangerous, you can always back out.
>Just check out the shallow parts of the cave.
>Try and talk Fie into going in deep.
>Other.
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>>4926434
Would check out the shallow parts to look for an Aron. Set up a time limit with Fie of 1 or 2 hours, will try to cook something nice to thank her for her patience
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>>4926434
>>Just check out the shallow parts of the cave.
an aron would be nice
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>>4926434
>Just check out the shallow parts of the cave
Fie can wait for us for a bit, if she's fine with it. Let's try and catch an Aron!
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>>4926447
>>4926462
>>4926483
You decide to just check out the shallow parts of the cave.

But before that, you've got to get there. That in mind, you pick up the pace again.

It's just before lunch when you reach the cave and to your surprise, you find another trainer standing out the front.

He's about your age, maybe a little older, carrying a staff of all things, decorated with golden hoops. He's wearing a long, dark coat and his black hair is done up in braids at the tempels and a long cue down his back.

At his side is a Mienfoo.

He turns to you and his attitude changes from the nerves of someone psyching himself up to serene caution.

"Oh, hello. " The stranger says, aiming for cool and somehow managing 'mechanically awkward'. "Are you going in?" He asks.

>I am. Who are you?
>What are you doing?
>...This seems like a bad time.
>Other
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>>4926562
Indeed, I am.
My name is Alexander; I'm a fairly new pokemon trainer.
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>>4926562
>I am. Who are you?
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>>4926562
>>I am. Who are you?

>>4926571
also this
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>>4926562
He really doesn't look like the first-fight usual Youngster. As we dodged the rival sucker-punching us with Kangaskhan, will he be our first fight? Will he be nice enough to wait for us to catch Aron, travel with us to next town, fighting in front of poke Center?
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>>4926571
>>4926625
>>4926645

"Yeah, I'm going to go have a look around." You confirm. "I'm Alex."

The young man brightens noticeably and seems relieved.

"Ah, apologies. My name is Gareth." He says, offering his hand. "I'm bound for the shrine in the depths." He explains. "And I must confess, even with Mien, I'd prefer not to venture down by myself. Not to impose, but you wouldn't mind accompanying me, would you?" He asks cautiously.

"Pass. Not a fan of caves." Fie says, before pausing and rummaging through her bag, producing two cans of repellant and a loop of thin, lightweight rope in a sealed bag. "Here. In case you get in trouble. There ought to be a piton near the entrance to tie the Escape Rope off to and there ought to be enough repel in those to get you back out if you can't handle it." She says. "In the meantime, I'll make lunch." She adds, going off to an old campsite off to one side.

"And how about you, Alex?" Gareth asks.

>This seems like a bad idea.
>Sure. I'll admit, I'm curious.
>I was only going to check out the shallow parts of the cave.
>Other.
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>>4926708
>Sure, I'll admit, I'm curious.
Fie, I really need to treat you on next town
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Last update for the night.
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>>4926708
>Sure. I'll admit, I'm curious.
Sorry Fie, but this is a call for ADVENTURE
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>>4926708
>>Sure. I'll admit, I'm curious.
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>>4926708
>Sure. I'll admit, I'm curious.
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>>4926708
>Sure. I'll admit, I'm curious.
I always was kinda curious if I would end up being a tunnel rat
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>>4926710
>>4926731
>>4926740
>>4926741
>>4926747
You shrug.

"Sure. I'll admit, I'm curious." You say.

"Alright." Gareth says. "You ready?"

"All set." You confirm.

You follow Gareth as he takes another deep breath, then enters the cave.

You look around and quickly locate the piton that Fie mentioned and tie the end of the rope off and hook it to your belt, before following Gareth deeper.

>Start looking for pokemon.
>Follow Gareth.
>Maybe this was a bad idea.
>Other
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>>4927202
>Start looking for pokemon
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>>4927202
>Follow Gareth.
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>>4927202
>>Follow Gareth.
no point falling behind. and none of the pokemon mentioned as being present here are cute enough imo. there will be plenty of time to find pokemon to fill out a team and Alex already has three, only a day into his journey. easier to love those things that are gained slowly
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>>4927202
>Start looking for pokemon.

Aron and Zubats are both good. Not sure what we will find deeper in.
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>>4927202
>Follow Gareth.
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>>4927202
>Follow Gareth
>Make small talk with him
Ask him about where he comes from, his pokemon, etc...
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>>4927221
>>4927236
>>4927265
>>4927290

You follow Gareth deeper in. It's a slow process. You get through the shallow parts of the cave without issue, but once you reach a half-chewed sign at the bottom of the more easily accessible gallery, your progress slows considerably as the low lights in the space give way to blackness.

You proceed and once you can no longer can see, the dim yellow glow is replaced by a steady blue, focused on Gareth's staff and he starts to lead the way more steadily, his Mienfoo beside him.

"What are you doing here?" You ask as Gareth deftly avoids rocks and obstacles in the dark.

"You'll see. Just... please hold your questions. I need to concentrate." He says with a note of strain as he continues down.

>Okay, no questions. Yet.
>This is a terrible idea.
>Look for pokemon.
>Other
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>>4927300
>This is a terrible idea.
You know what? I know it's a little weird, but Fie mentioned those pokemon are strong, and if this guy can't give us any info and we're going this deep in I think it's reasonable to bail- especially if it keeps ominously popping up as a decision choice
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>>4927307
Not ominously, but this is a bit risky. Like going item hunting on the Isle of Armour without a badge to your name in Sword or Shield. Entirely possible and you've got the opportuniy at some decently strong pokemon but you've got to be careful.
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>>4927300
>Okay, no questions. Yet.
We've come this far
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Rolled 22 (1d100)

Odd
>>4927307
Even
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