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1062059 No. 1062059 ID: 9ea24b

Wiki: https://questden.org/wiki/Nostalgia_Quest
Discussion: https://questden.org/kusaba/questdis/res/135483.html

Contains infrequent NSFW
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No. 1063631 ID: a7a180

What makes me different is I am level 54!
No. 1063662 ID: 273c18

A. You're not here for yourself. You're helping Jirachi grant wishes, and you've completed one already. You want to know what will happen once you've completed them all, and maybe ask for something different.
No. 1063686 ID: 7df658

>Tell them Jirachi turned you into a Pokemon to grant wishers' wishes and you need to clarify some details about the terms of this thing.
>You're not here for yourself. You're helping Jirachi grant wishes, and you've completed one already. You want to know what will happen once you've completed them all, and maybe ask for something different.
Vut if theyre still cranky, offer to battle them. FREE XP FOR MEEEEEEEE!
No. 1063753 ID: 9ea24b
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>A, be calm and explain your story
You’re very good at summarizing the whole ‘was a human who turned into a Pokemon’ thing at this point, and you give Solrock, Lunatone, and Golbat a thrilling retelling.

:pokegolface: …Well I’ve never heard that one before.

:pokeflymad: I’m telling the truth!

:pokesolface: Of course you are, dear. What about your Aggron friend?

:pokegronface: Oh, y’know, I want to know if my teammate Torkoal like likes me.

:pokeflypanik: Aggron you can just ask her that. You can just ask her.

:pokegronmad: Don’t boss me around, Flygon! It’s hard to talk about that stuff, okay?

:pokegolface: Hey buddy, feelings are hard for everyone. I believe in you, talk to that girl you like!

:pokelunface: That’s a great idea, why don’t you go do that?

Aggron nods slowly, the words of strangers giving him a strength your exasperation never could. You feel your chances to see Jirachi grow slim, it seems like these three are meant to turn away anyone who shows up no matter what they say.

:pokegronface: Alright Flygon, I got what I wanted, let’s go back.

:pokegronface: Maybe the real wish was the friends we made along–

:pokeflymad: I didn’t get what I needed! I just want to talk to Jirachi, I don’t even want a wish!

:pokegronface: Sorry guys, my friend Flygon here is kind of neurotic, I’ll get him to bed.

:pokesolface: Good luck Aggron!

You have no choice but to return to camp. At least you found Jirachi’s location. What do you do next morning?
A. Dig to Jirachi by yourself
B. Bring Stetson to Jirachi’s cave
C. Leave the cave and come back another day. Stetson will train everyone
No. 1063758 ID: 8f9bc4

I knew it! He made you look silly!
No. 1063761 ID: a7a180

C. You should have just fought them!
No. 1063770 ID: e13b1d

A. When honesty fails, cheat.
No. 1063775 ID: 273c18

>You have no choice but to return to camp
uhhhh was there something stopping us from fighting them?

Whatever, A.
No. 1063791 ID: 7df658

Dammit Aggron!
A A A A A A A!
No. 1063796 ID: 36784c

Does anyone know if any of these guys are capable of using a move that can hurt us while we're digging? Because that's what I'm worried about. An Earthquake while digging would be bad for us!
No. 1063806 ID: 9ea24b
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Agh! Aggron made you look like a complete clown back there. Does he not have any social awareness? He seemed perfectly happy to make friends with mons who were just trying to get rid of him while it took ages to get him to tolerate you.

You seethe instead of sleep and when Stetson gets up you decide to go back to the lake cave and find Jirachi yourself. You write Stetson a brief note and head towards the Bagon dense area.

Solrock and Lunatone are repairing the wall while Golbat supervises when you arrive. It’ll take you a while to dig through the rock beyond the secret passage, so you’ll have to take these three out first.

Solrock, Lunatone, and Golbat’s movesets have been added to the wiki. You’re not currently holding an item. What’s your attack strategy?
No. 1063815 ID: a7a180

Focus on Golbat, then Lunatone in terms of who has the highest chance of inflicting a status on you. They're all immune to Dig, so hit 'em with Fly and use Sand Attack once Golbat's down.
No. 1063817 ID: c8bbff

Open with Dragonbreath on Golbat until KO, then give 1 Sand to each of the rocks and use more Dragonbreath on them.
No. 1063819 ID: 273c18

>all immune to Dig
No, Abilities do not exist. Ground moves will work against Solrock and Lunatone.

Flygon's weaknesses are Ice and Dragon. None of these enemies have those types, so we're good on that front. Gotta kill Lunatone first since Hypnosis is too reliable a disable. Lunatone is also the opponent that does the most damage to us! Dig will oneshot Lunatone AND Solrock so that's what we should do for our first two moves.

Once Golbat is alone we can use Dragon Breath. Fly does almost as much damage but there's no incentive to use it instead... hmm, can you recover from a status condition during Fly's invincible turn? In that case, Fly is better if we're Confused; the low chance of paralyze from Dragon Breath probably isn't worth the worse status recovery.
No. 1063832 ID: e13b1d

Oh right, keep forgetting Abilities don't exist. Changing vote to this.
No. 1063846 ID: 9ea24b
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>Target Lunatone, then Solrock, then Golbat
Lunatone and Solrock can be OHKOed with Dig since abilities don’t exist and they don’t have Levitate. Golbat will use Confuse Ray strats, but since he’s much lower Level, you should be able to defeat him unless you’re terribly unlucky.

>Turn 1
>Flygon: Dig setup
>Other Pokemon: Can’t do a thing
You burrow into the cave floor and disappear from sight.

>Turn 2
>Flygon: Dig OHKO on Lunatone
>Golbat: Confuse Ray hit on Flygon, confusion will last for four turns
>Solrock: Fire Spin (85% accurate, miss)
You smack Lunatone with your whole body as you emerge from the cave floor, knocking him to the ground. As you land on your feet, Golbat zaps you with an echolocation wave that makes your sense of balance go funny.

>Turn 3
>Flygon: Confusion self damage, 12%
>Golbat: Wing Attack, 11% damage
>Solrock: Confusion, 8% damage
The disorientation is worse than you expected and you trip over your tail and smack your head on a rock. Golbat and Solrock start chipping away at your health.

>Turn 4
>Flygon (69%): Confusion self damage, 12%
>Golbat: Wing Attack, 11% damage
>Solrock: Confusion, 8% damage
It’s a slapstick show at your expense.

>Turn 5
>Flygon (38%): Avoid confusion, Dig setup
>Other Pokemon: Miss all moves
You finally orient yourself face down and enter the comforting earth.

>Turn 6
>Flygon (38%): Last turn of confusion, successful Dig hit, OHKO on Solrock
>Golbat: Wing Attack, 11% damage
You’re still confused, so Golbat can’t use Confuse Ray until next turn. You’re pretty close to fainting!

>Turn 7
>Flygon (27%): Dragon Breath, 52% damage, no paralysis
>Golbat: Confuse Ray, confusion will last two turns
It all comes down to if you hit yourself next turn.

>Turn 8
>Flygon (27%): Avoid confusion, Dragon Breath for the victory!

You gain two levels. You catch your breath and wait for your head to stop spinning before leaving your fallen opponents to the assembled Bagon and clambering through the wall hole.

After navigating the smaller cavern, you feel a strong presence behind a lump of rock and quickly burrow through it. On the other side is a fresh crater, and resting at the bottom is Jirachi.

Her eyes open when you walk up to her and she gives a huge yawn. What do you say to Jirachi?
No. 1063847 ID: e13b1d

"Uh, sorry for breaking in. I'm the guy you turned into a Trapinch and I had some questions."
No. 1063848 ID: a7a180

Remember me?
No. 1063863 ID: d1a898

Take a squat, or a sit. Youre beat.
Say hello and tell the nice legend that youre the nice human she turned into a trapich. Ask why she did it, and what will happen if you fulfill all the wishes? Will you return as a human? Pokemon? Could we choice? Uuuhhhhh, do we get to make a wish too? If its not too much to ask.

If she's still grumpy, offer to go grab some snacks and a pillow.
No. 1063870 ID: 8f9bc4

Apologize for waking her, then say you think your transformation has been to help three people with their wishes. You've been trying to do so and you hope you're doing it right, but you'd like to know what happens to you when their wishes are granted. You turn back into a human? You stay a pokemon? You turn into another pokemon? You honestly don't have a preference; you just wanted to know so you could prepare for it, such as how Smeargle said she didn't want to date you if you turned back into a human.
No. 1063872 ID: e51896

This pretty much. Your not here to annoy Jirachi with a wish, just context and knowing exactly what youre supposed to be doing. I think we're still figuring out Houndoom for example
No. 1063873 ID: 273c18

>It all comes down to if you hit yourself next turn.
Hmm, wouldn't Flygon have taken 23% damage and lived? Still had an extra turn I think.

Ok, questions: First off, what happens when you've completed all three wishes? If it's "turn back into a human" can we change that please? That leads into "what kind of wishes can you grant instead"? One thing I thought of was to give Smeargle more time to live; she called herself an old woman at one point which makes me worry she's only got a few years left unlike Flygon's near-30.
No. 1063923 ID: 9ea24b
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>You could have survived another turn
This is true. As a thought experiment, let us assume a swarm of Bagon would have eaten you.

>How old is Smeargle?
It was mentioned in a quest discussion post that she’s 10 years old. Still plenty of life left.

>Examine Jirachi
She’s tiny compared to you, though no doubt she’d kick your fat butt in a fight. There’s a vaguely slovenly air about her. You decide it’s best to be polite.

:pokeflyface: Hi, sorry to wake you up, do you recognize me? I’m the human you turned into a Trapinch about a month and a half ago.

:pokejirfrown: Huh? ‘S okay, still snoozing…

:pokeflypanik: You made me a Pokemon to help a Gengar, a Salamence, and a human boy, remember?

:pokejirsmug: Oh yeah, you’re that pervert! How’re you liking your new body? Pretty nice huh?

:pokeflyshock: Wait, you made me a Pokemon to help ME? I thought you did it as some kind of weird wish pyramid scheme.

:pokejirsmug: That’s what it is, buddy. Fail to fulfill those wishes and you’ll turn back into a stinky human! Bwahahaha.

:pokeflyshock: Ohhhhhh okay, see, I had that kind of backwards. This works, actually. Can you tell me more about how to fulfill Salamence’s wish? His friend Houndoom is kind of in a complicated situation.

:pokejirfrown: I dunno, that’s for you to figure out. I gave you all the people problems that are hard for me to solve with my super awesome powers.

:pokeflyface: I’m working on it, thanks very much for answering my questions!

That went very well. The pervert in you is relieved to know that you’ll stay a Pokemon if you finish Stetson and Salamence’s wishes.

What would you like to do this afternoon?
A. Meet back up with Stetson and practice learning Earthquake
B. Go to the Friendlies Base (suggest who to talk to)
C. Try to romance Jirachi???
No. 1063924 ID: a7a180

Eaten by bacon, a tragic twist of fate...

C. What might we have to offer... ah! We can still do the vibro-thingy, right? You can't teleport that in with magic powers.
No. 1063926 ID: 273c18

...you know what, sure. C. Give it a shot. Not like you're gonna have a lot of chances to seduce a legendary.

You might want to ask her how long you have to fulfill the wishes.
No. 1063949 ID: e51896

No. 1063951 ID: 19ea25

C: Go for it. Jirachi knows what kinda person you are anyways.
No. 1063952 ID: 8f9bc4

do not sex the wish monster

do not

I'd say A unless learning Earthquake would make you too overleveled. B don't remember who's all at the friendlies base, but learning more about Houndoom would be good.

but seriously do not
No. 1063953 ID: e5709d

C) Do try to sex the legendary
She needs the exercise
No. 1063955 ID: e13b1d

It seems like C is inevitable.
Offer to rock/massage her back to sleep to apologize for interrupting her snooze.
No. 1063962 ID: 2c1245

C. Try to romance Jirachi???
for the memes
No. 1063965 ID: 7832d0

C, obviously
she already knows what to expect anyway and who knows if youll get this chance again
No. 1063968 ID: f63edd

We can offer some sex, like offer to eat her out as thanks or something if she wants but if not just give her a hug and go back to Stetson.
No. 1063984 ID: 9ea24b
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>Are you overleveled?
You and Sceptile are above Level 55 already which is fine. Gaining more Levels isn’t a problem, though Stetson will focus on training everyone else on the team first.

>Ask what the time limit is on fulfilling the wishes
:pokejirfrown: Uh, like a year? You already finished one, as long as you keep actively working on the other two and make sure that human kid doesn’t die, you should have more than enough time.

>C, this is a unique opportunity
You start to climb out of the crater before you’re struck with divine-like inspiration. Jirachi is part Psychic type and knows you’re into Pokemon. Since she still granted your wish, maybe she’s not turned off by that?

You let yourself slide back into the bowl of the crater and crouch besides Jirachi. She gives you a devious grin and sprawls in a way that shows off her stubby, pale legs.

:pokejirsmug: What’s on your mind, big boy?

:pokeflyface: I bet you’d sleep better if I fucked your brains out.

:pokejirsmug: I am asleep, but go on.

:pokeflyface: I could give you a wet dream so good it feels real.

She giggles and one of her back ribbon things lifts up to stroke your thigh.

:pokejirsmug: Once can’t hurt, I’ll even make it special with my powers so you never forget who you owe your hot body to.

Choose which temporary novelty you want for this encounter
A. Jirachi with shortstack body type
B. Enlarge your dick
C. Gender swap you and Jirachi
No. 1063985 ID: 54533f

C! You don't want to miss out on an opportunity to try that out. Make sure you're warmed up nice.
No. 1063986 ID: a7a180

No. 1063989 ID: 2c1245

Don't forgot to wash off your sex stank, and I guess offer the same for the legend.
No. 1063991 ID: dee951


C! But make sure that the relative sizes are closer as well, so they're not, uh, small for you!
No. 1063992 ID: e13b1d

C. sounds like unique fun. A. isn't necessary, she's already a looker. And B. is probably already a dream lived out, Flygon must be bigger than he was as a human.
No. 1064002 ID: 273c18

C. Literally unforgettable experience.
No. 1064016 ID: f63edd

C.Come get some of these thighs and Big dick me down Jirachi daddy!
No. 1064056 ID: 9ea24b
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>C, it’s an awesome opportunity
You tell Jirachi your preference and she groggily levitates upright.

:pokeflyshock: Make sure to give yourself a big dick, I want to feel this.

:pokejirfrown: You think this is the first time I’ve given myself a dick? I ain’t no amateur.

She waves a delicate finger and your whole body tingles. You shut your eyes and open them when the sensation stops.

You’re…basically exactly the same except your slit feels wetter and emptier.

:pokejirfrown: What? Something wrong?

:pokeflypanik: It’s fine! I just thought, y’know, I’d have boobs.

:pokejirfrown: Pokemon generally don’t have human breasts.

:pokeflysad: I know, but can I please have some boobs?

Jirachi groans good naturedly and waves her hand. Your chest swells into a pair of pillowy lumps that you excitedly fondle while Jirachi manifests a proper pussy destroyer.

Jirachi fucks you in several different positions, using his natural ability to float to slam into you like a falling meteor. Your body jiggles around in a new and exotic fashion, and your hindquarters are dripping semen and your own fluids by the time you half-jokingly wail for mercy. Afterwards, Jirachi magics everything back to clean normalness. You thank her profusely and leave Meteor Falls on shaky legs.

Tomorrow’s your day off. What would you like to do in the morning? Your Porygon order is still a ways away.
A. Talk to mons at the Friendlies Base (Houndoom, Salamence, Gengar, Absol, Raichu, etc.)
B. Fly around and try to encounter Latias or Latios (20% chance)
C. Practice learning Earthquake by yourself
No. 1064057 ID: a7a180

Chillax. Fly around looking for Latias.
No. 1064077 ID: 273c18

B. Should probably tell Smeargle the good news, but I suppose that will have to wait a little while.
No. 1064083 ID: 48ccc7

A. Go see Houndoom. Might as well get the awkwardness of a post-Stetson meeting over with.
No. 1064103 ID: 1cb3cb

A. We should tell Gengar about the Porygon order. That way she can be ready to get it in case we're unable to get it.
No. 1064122 ID: 9ea24b
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>B, get an update from Gengar and talk to Houndoom
You spend the night at Smeargle’s den and tell her the good news about your eventual fate, though you’re far too worn out to be intimate.

The next morning you visit the Friendlies Base for the first time since you defeated Groudon. You see Absol, who seems a little sad that you haven’t hung out since you romanced him. Breloom and Raichu greet you, and Salamence waves at you from across the dirt arena.

>Gengar mood check: Failure
You spot Gengar lurking in a cold cloud in the shadow of her treehouse and walk over. The ghost has an uncharacteristic frown fixed to her face.

:pokeflyface: I ordered the Porygon, it should arrive in Lilycove in a few days. Are things going okay with Lanette?

:pokegenneut: No. She’s had Phoebe from the Elite Four helping her, and there’s not much we can get away with when other ghosts are stopping us. I don’t like sending my friends into danger so we’ve eased up on the pressure and Lanette is acting like nothing’s wrong.

:pokegenneut: It’ll be good to get a Porygon though, then we can find out what’s happening inside the PC. If we find a flaw to exploit, we can use it to free more Pokemon who’ll be our allies.

Do you have any recommendations for Gengar?
No. 1064125 ID: 2ed390

Well, we are going to be going after the elite four with our trainer. Maybe tell her that you probably have a plan to distract Phoebe, but will need time to set it up and research, and will let her know what day roughly when we'll start the distraction when things get more set in stone and in place.

Basically, we'll let Gengar know to go after Lanette close to the time we fight the elite four, so that Phoebe will be too distracted fighting us in a pokemon battle to help Lannette when Gengar puts her plans to motion.

For now, since Lannette knows of Gengar's attempts, maybe she should lay low for awhile to bring Lannette's guard down, and do something else, like go to a pokemart at night and steal/destroy as much pokeballs as she can so that trainers wont catch more pokemon.
No. 1064128 ID: a7a180

Stopping you from what?
Perhaps we could convince Stetson to do the Elite Four challenge, and that would keep Phoebe busy for a day.
No. 1064131 ID: 05a734

I miss the fluffy boy too. We should say hello while we're here and arrange a date so he has something definite to look forward to.

This is a good plan. Be straight up with Gengar about how we're traveling with Stetson. She was straight up with us about Lanette. Plus, we can honestly tell Houndoom that we're undercover helping Gengar with a plan if he asks why we were with Stetson.
No. 1064141 ID: 8f9bc4

Pathetic that Lanette's hiding behind Phoebe, but what else do you expect? Phoebe's an enforcer of the computer system, pressuring all the other trainers to use it, because without Bill's PC they have no hope of assembling a team capable of collecting all the required badges. Seems like Gengar might have to assemble a team capable of beating the four, without using the computer system. Which would give Lanette a way out.

...know any grumpigs?
No. 1064147 ID: 629f2e

Maybe you can find a more indirect way to get at Lanette? Like writing out sob stories of Pokemon trapped in the PC never to be brought out again, copying the tale, and handing them out in cities to get pressure on her from other humans. Spread awareness of how PCs are horrible for Pokemon. Phoebe's ghosts can't protect Lanette from societal pressure. Bonus points if you have any specific true stories you can use.

Also, if we can figure out exactly when Stetson is going to the Elite Four, we can probably give Gengar a time when Lanette may be unprotected. Emphasis on "may", as Phoebe may leave ghosts with her aside from the ones she battles with.
No. 1064178 ID: 273c18

Gengar can act when the Elite Four battles happen. The opposing ghosts will be busy then, and we won't even have to manufacture a distraction.
No. 1064206 ID: 9ea24b
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>Tell Gengar to plan an attack on Lanette while you’re fighting the Elite Four with Stetson
Good idea, you fill Gengar in about where you’ve progressed with Stetson and recommend she lay low until Lanette is unguarded.

:pokeflyface: She has to leave when there’s a legitimate and strong challenger. I’ll tell you when Stetson is going to start the Elite Four and then you can do what you were planning.

:pokegensmile: Yes, then we’ll kidnap Lanette!

:pokeflypanik: Uhhhhhhhhhh you know I’d really appreciate it if you didn’t kill her or anything.

:pokegenwink: Of course not, dear. This is a simple hostage situation where we force her to sit down and pay attention while we write down all of our grievances.

:pokeflypanik: That’s not a terrible idea but remember to be ethical please.

>Arrange a date with Absol for the afternoon
Absol could be used as a Legendary detector if you take him Flying while you search for Latias or Latios. You could also just have a normal chill date, you’ll make a decision after you see how things go with Houndoom.

What’s your approach for the Dark dog? Remember he knows Stetson’s your trainer now and will be more hostile.
No. 1064219 ID: a7a180

Being haunted by ghosts works best in a spooky house. The SS Cactus, maybe?
Take Absol Lati-hunting.
His approach to things isn't working, and something needs to change. Tell him how you and Sceptile felt when he showed up out of nowhere to accost Stetson's pokemon: afraid for yourselves and your trainer.
No. 1064221 ID: 273c18

I dunno, I thought he was pretty reasonable. A level 100 pokemon showing up out of the blue is guaranteed to cause some anxiety no matter how the approach is done.
No. 1064232 ID: 7f6520

Introduce yourself properly to Houndoom. He's probably going to have questions, so let him know you're Gengar's apprentice/assistant in improving Pokemon rights awareness.

>Absol date
We don't want him to feel used to track down Legendaries, that's not exactly a date. Let's take him to the beach and snuggle.
No. 1064247 ID: 24dd1a

As far as a strategy for talking about being a captured pokemon, listen to his concerns, acknowledge that it's completely reasonable for him to feel that way, and address that you were incredibly concerned about being captured due to multiple and varied reasons, and only consented to do so after manipulating the situation extensively. Address how you mitigated his concerns if they were things you actually addressed.
No. 1064285 ID: 8f9bc4

Never mind being ethical; this will backfire spectacularly if Lannette feels threatened. Double down on the security, capture all the ghost pokemon and put them straight into the computer, confiscate Stetson's pokemon as suspects including you, etc. Gengar has to show her they want to negotiate, not just bully her. That doesn't mean letting her get away with changing nothing, but just... be careful.

Anyway just go to Houndoom and promise not to kill your trainer thank him for being there to rescue pokemon if they have a bad trainer. Stetson's a good kid, and you'll... do your best to take care of him. Apologize that you need to help him for now, and explain that you did it because Jirachi forced you toby choice, and wasn't forced into it.
No. 1064300 ID: 9ea24b
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>Address the Stetson allegations and introduce yourself properly
You don’t have to get into the trauma right away, it’s smarter to plan for the long term.

>But first, your greatest foe, the treehouse entrance tunnel
>Squeeze check: Failure

You’re firmly gripped at the hips by the wood and have no choice but to call for help. Houndoom quickly descends at the sound of your cries and stops short when he recognizes you.

:pokedoomface: What are you doing here? This isn’t a place for a trainer’s Pokemon.

:pokeflypanik: That’s very reasonable Mr. Houndoom sir.

:pokedoomface: I’ll help you free and then you must return to your trainer. Do not under any circumstances lead him here.

He moves to shove you, but you wave your arms frantically to stop him. You still have more to explain.

:pokeflyface: I’m actually the same Trapinch and Vibrava that came to see you a few times, Gengar’s nominee from the fighting tournament. I allowed Stetson to catch me because I think he’s a good kid and we have an agreement that was uh, arranged through pantomime.

:pokedoomface: I remember you said he was fair, but since he’s young he’ll be easily influenced by his older peers to limit your freedom. Pokemon are dangerous after all.

:pokeflyface: That’s why I’m also helping Gengar with her mission for Pokemon rights! I appreciate what you do to rescue Pokemon as well, though it was kind of scary when you showed up out of nowhere.

:pokedoomface: Gengar needs to be careful. She’s putting us at risk by attracting so much attention.

:pokeflylove: I agree, I’m trying to advise her to be cautious. She also mentioned that you’ve been feeling down and I’d like to help if you need someone to talk to.

:pokedoomface: …That is not your concern but if you’re still available in a few days you may come find me.

With that he pushes you back out of the tree onto your butt and retreats back to his room.

What would you like to do for your date with Absol this afternoon? Where in Hoenn would you like to go with him?
No. 1064303 ID: dee951

Absol will probably be upset as well. So you shouldn't do something that requires him to work. It should definitely be pleasant, relaxing, and away from others, where you will have time to talk to each other and some privacy.
No. 1064312 ID: 28f26c

Well, Houndoom sort of agreed to talk with us, that's progress.

Let's fly Absol to a quiet spot at the beach. Somewhere near where we found Gyarados, but away from the crowds.
No. 1064324 ID: 8f9bc4

Wow Houndoom just asked you on a date!
No. 1064338 ID: a7a180

How about the bluffs up by Evergrande "city". They have a nice waterfall.
No. 1064374 ID: 9ea24b
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>Houndoom just asked you on a date
With less Legendary Pokemon to worry about, your love life is accelerating. Good.

>Relaxing date with Absol somewhere private
The beach near Slateport is swarming with humans, and Evergrande island is a bit too far, but there are plenty of isolated beaches to the west, once you get over the mountains. You hold Absol as you Fly until you find a nice spot to land and walk.

You fill Absol in on your recent adventures, including the whole Jirachi human deal. You’re worried that he’ll be upset, but he takes the information well.

:pokeabsface: I can see why I felt so much danger around you when we first met if you’re dealing with all that high stakes stuff. It’s less strong now that Groudon has been defeated, but, uh. Are you doing okay?

:pokeflylove: Oh yeah, haha, I’m doing pretty good, this is still less stressful than college was.

:pokeabsblush: Cool cool cool. I’d like to help any way I can.

:pokeflyshock: I’ve actually been thinking that you could help me search for Latios or Latias! I don’t know what’ll happen when Stetson tries to catch them, but if I can talk to them first maybe we can make some kind of deal.

:pokeabsface: Okay, yeah, I’m usually around the Friendlies Base so you can come find me to do that any time.

You now have Absol’s express permission to get his help with Legendary locating. How would you like the rest of the date to go?
A. Keep it cozy
B. Make it spicy
No. 1064375 ID: dee951

B. Definitely B! What do you take us for??
No. 1064376 ID: c344ba

What a handsome lad.
A. but with a little bit of spice.
Destress by petting Absol and let him talk a bit, if he wants.
Then cuddle and ask what kind of spice he might be interested in for next time. We can get preparations in order.
No. 1064379 ID: 8f9bc4

Cozy? With that adorable blush?

Thank him for being so trusting coming out with you to this quiet beach, all alone, just the two of you, together. Remark that you may have been a human once, but you've always liked pokemon better. Then ask him if he has a pokemon who he likes.
No. 1064383 ID: a7a180

Keep it cozy.
No. 1064396 ID: 273c18

No. 1064398 ID: e51896

A Cozy. Spicy is fun, but I'm feeling more on the adorable wholesome mood right now.
No. 1064406 ID: 2c1245

Sex is a dime a dozen, but cozy is something precious

Do A, gimme something cute.
No. 1064435 ID: 9ea24b
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You’re sorely tempted to give Absol more things to blush about, but you think it’d be best to keep the date wholesome.

You walk along the beach for a while before you get the idea to build a huge sand castle. With your Digging prowess and Absol’s artistic vision, you craft a fortress as impressive as any old treehouse.

You cuddle on the beach with Absol as the tide eats away at your creation until it crumbles into the waves. Absol offers for you to stay in his den for the night, and you accept. You’ve never been to the underground living areas at the Friendlies Base, and it’s a tightly packed space from all the various rescued mons.

What would you like to do with Stetson tomorrow morning?
A. Battle against trainers in Victory Road (guaranteed high value training)

B. Attempt to improve movesets (suggest what moves for which Pokemon, you’re going to practice Earthquake)

C. Search for Latios or Latias (base 20% + 10% bonus chance of success)
No. 1064443 ID: 5d99e8

I'm pretty content with our current moveset, and we should talk to the twins with Absol before we get Stetson involved.

A. More training and teambuilding.
No. 1064458 ID: a7a180

No. 1064459 ID: b6ec4d

A for sure.
No. 1064505 ID: 9ea24b
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>A, training success guaranteed High
Torkoal and Aggron each gain four Levels, putting them both at Level 50. Stetson’s Pokemon need a total of 15 more Levels before he’s willing to attempt the Elite Four. You stay in your ball the whole morning, so there isn’t much to report.

What would you like to do with Stetson in the afternoon?
A. Finish going through Victory Road (guaranteed high value training, Stetson will run into his rival)

B. Hang out with everyone at Stetson’s secret base (this is your chance to befriend Pelipper)

C. Talk to Stetson about ethics (???)
No. 1064506 ID: e5709d

C) Knowing what we know about the training, Stetson's going to tunnel vision on the last leg of this journey. You need to have a serious chat or he might forget why he's doing any of this.
No. 1064512 ID: a7a180

B. Enjoy your cool secret clubhouse!
No. 1064513 ID: e13b1d

A is tempting since we haven't seen what the rival is like yet, but C.
Let Stetson know his Pokemon are all a lot happier now, even Aggron has cheered up.
No. 1064516 ID: 8f9bc4

yes give Stetson all the head pats he is such a good boy yes he is.
No. 1064520 ID: 2c1245

C. boy needs a more responsible role model in his life.
No. 1064567 ID: 9ea24b
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>C, though you’re not quite sure what to say
As far as you know, Stetson is doing really well. He no longer owns any ancient artifacts of terrible power, he’s listening and letting everyone out of their balls, and he doesn’t have any mons trapped in the PC.

You’re not sure if you can convince him that the whole competitive Pokemon system is exploitative. Maybe you’ll start with some general advice and praise for doing good so far?

You write out a message to the effect of being proud of Stetson and that all of his other Pokemon are much happier.

:pokekidface: Yeah! Thanks for all the help, it’s cool to know what my Pokemon are thinking. I wish being happy made them stronger while battling, but whatever.

You try to convey that maybe there’s more to life than battling.

:pokekidthink: I guess camping and exploring with Pokemon are fun too. I make a ton of money from battling though and I’m s’posed to become a champion.

He looks a bit moody. You ask if he even wants to beat the Elite Four.

:pokekiddismiss: Well, I guess, yeah. It’s still cool even though people do it all the time. I do want to catch a Legendary to show I’m extra good at Pokemon though, wish you’d let me come with you to see Jirachi…

You are absolutely certain that keeping Stetson away from Jirachi’s den of sin was a good idea. The kid doesn’t seem terribly enthusiastic about beating the Elite Four after what you said.

A. Nudge him away from competitive Pokemon (this will have major repercussions for current plans)
B. Keep him on track to challenge the Elite Four
No. 1064568 ID: 5e3b0b

If we don't fight the Elite Four with Stetson we'd need to adjust plans with Gengar. But Houndoom also seemed to have something to say about Gengar's plans, and how much attention they'd draw. For all his fearsome countenance, Houndoom seems like a voice of reason too tired to speak up.

But Houndoom was also doubtful that Stetson could remain a good trainer, that the system would corrupt him. If we can prove him wrong, and help Stetson find another way to live with Pokemon, maybe Houndoom would feel some hope again?

I'd say go with A. If we push him right back into competitive battling here, walking back and trying to show him another way will be harder later. And if we go with A, maybe he won't feel so pressured to climb out of his father's shadow.
No. 1064569 ID: 19ea25

B: As it is we've only gotten a small view of things as it is anyways since the entire view is tainted by who we are talking to.
No. 1064570 ID: 273c18

B. You are messing with his motivation and thus his wish. Don't do that!
No. 1064572 ID: 8f9bc4

Wouldn't it be cool if he went up against the Elite Four with Latias or Latios on his side?

(A and B, stall for time searching for the legendary so Stetson can learn about what makes a good trainer, and how to truly prove himself.)
No. 1064579 ID: 36784c


If you mess with his wish, then you won't be able to fulfill it and you'll end up becoming a human again!

What you can do is help Stetson look for Latios, Latias, or Deoxys. Im sure he'd be thrilled to have a legendary on his team for when he goes against the elite four!
No. 1064580 ID: 5e3b0b

Stetson's wish was to have a grand adventure that's different from his dad's, but just as impressive. If anything going after the E4 is just following his father's footsteps and doing nothing for his wish.
No. 1064581 ID: 5e3b0b

A link to Stetson's wish:
He wished for something more exciting because following the standard League journey his father walked was unfulfilling. B is actively in opposition to fulfilling his true wish, it's just playing to his journey crutch.
No. 1064584 ID: a7a180

B. The Elite Four is not the end of the road for a trainer. No, after them the road gets much broader!
No. 1064585 ID: 273c18

Yeah but he thinks beating the Elite Four is cool, even though it's standard.

What alternatives do we have, aside from catching a Legendary? Research? Battle Tower? Traveling to different regions?
No. 1064590 ID: 5e3b0b

That's something Stetson would have to figure out for himself, but it would set him on a road away from the role models that would undo the work we've done.
No. 1064591 ID: 273c18

Sorry but you're not being very convincing when you can't come up with a strong alternative, plus fighting the Elite Four is needed for Gengar's plans.
No. 1064592 ID: 58dd24

I mean, is upending the entire pokemon industrial complex through acts of sabotage to the PC infrastructure a different and exciting adventure?
No. 1064594 ID: 273c18

Yes. How are we going to get Stetson on board with that though? It's something that we can maybe approach AFTER Gengar does her thing. Stetson does seem to have enough of an unhinged drive that he might be convinced to do it just out of the sheer glory of it, but... can't be sure yet.
No. 1064595 ID: 2c1245

B. Do the battling, get it outta the way, then come victory dance!
Seriously, if and when he beats the Elite Four, has Stetson consideres what he would do afterwards? Continue training, battling, camping, traveling? Go back home? Get a job? Aspire to become a gym leader? Pokemon Ranger? Breeder? Rancher? Other things? I mean if he wants to be an accountant we could probably teach him *something.* I dunno, for all badass his father is he doesnt come off as someone who knowns how to file taxes.

I forgot where i was going with this. Eh, maybe offer to teach his pokemon how to write so he can communicate with them better.
No. 1064630 ID: 9ea24b
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>What will Stetson do after his Pokemon adventure?
:pokekidfrown: Ugh, I’ll have to go back to school after summer break ends. I’ll keep all my Pokemon but I’ll spend most of my time in class.

>What does he want to do with his life?
:pokekidthink: I dunno, when I was young I wanted to be a firefighter, but that’s just baby stuff.

>B, keep that kid on track
You don’t like the uncertainty of changing course so drastically. Stetson should still be able to complete his wish even if he didn’t finish the Elite Four, but this way you can distract Phoebe to help Gengar and also delay Stetson from fixating on the Legendaries.

You tell Stetson that you and his other Pokemon are super excited about getting stronger and hype him up enough that he’s enthusiastic about the Elite Four again.

There’s a cozy hotel near the entrance to Victory Road, and Stetson books a room there for the night. You drowse on the spare bed, crammed between Sceptile and Aggron.

What would you like tomorrow morning? Stetson wants to focus on training.
A. Finish going through Victory Road (guaranteed high value training, Stetson will run into his rival)

B. Train somewhere else in Hoenn (suggest where)
No. 1064636 ID: 067cf6

A, let's see what the rival is like.
No. 1064640 ID: a7a180

A. Have a greeting prepared for them too.
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