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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. 1062060 ID: 9ea24b
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You wake up at the Friendlies Base after receiving a strong dose of healing items. Your HP might be full, but you’re still wobbly on your feet as you thank Gengar for her help and Fly Smeargle home.

You try to give the painter extra attention that evening, but Smeargle says she’s tired and just wants to rest. It’s understandable, but it still stings when she turns away from you when you try to cuddle in bed.

The next morning you’re weirdly sore. You suppose it’s only fair after enduring something that would instantly vaporize a human, and you stretch quickly before asking Stetson where to meet over the PokeNav. He sends you the coordinates for a spot right below Lavaridge, which is close enough to the Friendlies Base that you tell him to take his badges out before Flying over.

You find the kid looking extremely pleased with himself over his single person tent erected at the edge of a well-traveled campground. His Pokemon are all out and milling around. Aggron is digging a huge hole, which honestly looks very fun, but it makes clear the dire need for structured activities. There are several dark clouds on the horizon, a conclusive sign that Groudon has been quelled.

A. Hike through Fiery Path and Dig for coal
B. Make a Secret Base with Stetson
C. Other (suggest a fun morning activity)
No. 1062063 ID: a7a180

A. Digging is cool! If you dig up enough ash you can get a cool flute made.
No. 1062067 ID: e13b1d

A. Maybe Aggron will get involved with the digging and you can compete/bond over digging holes.
No. 1062074 ID: 629f2e

B, Secret Bases are the best.
No. 1062078 ID: b01382

Feel bad about how things end up with your GF Smeagle. Her friend moved out of their shared den and moved in with Ziggy so shes more or less by herself in the den, she doesnt know how to use tech so no long distance communications, we're adventuring with some kid for who knows how long and shes only got so many years left to live out of her thirty years.
Feels bad man. Feels really bad, really sad, wiah things wers better.
No. 1062095 ID: 19ea25

B: Lets make some cool little decorations and make an actual home for everyone..
No. 1062099 ID: e13b1d

We'll just have to help Stetson blow through the gyms like a speedrunner on crack.
No. 1062111 ID: a9af05

Actually, it's just 1 gym and then we'll go to the Elite 4 and the Champion.
No. 1062113 ID: a98ac7

A. yeah, okay, lets get that coal.
No. 1062114 ID: aa856b

B) Sounds really nice, but searching coal WITH Stetson looks like a cool way to make him bond with his pokemon. One of the best thing about pets for kids is that it helps kid get more emphatetic.

A) With Stetson
No. 1062122 ID: 9ea24b
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>A, everyone loves to dig holes
It is a universal truth that digging a big hole is one of the greatest outdoor activities, and that the pursuit of coal for Torkoal is perhaps the most worthwhile mission you have ever accepted. You gather everyone and walk to the reddish, sparkling cave. Along the way, Stetson turns down a few trainers who offer to battle.

:pokekiddismiss: We’re battling Juan tomorrow, and my Flygon is already overleveled. No, sorry, not interested.

You ask Stetson what the gym challenge will be like.

:pokekidface: You can stay outside your ball and watch, I’ll mostly try to win with Pelipper and Sceptile, though I might use you for a free switch-in. I don’t use healing items in battle because I want it to be a hard fight!

It seems like Stetson is giving himself a bunch of arbitrary rules to follow. You’re almost impressed by his restraint. He explains that after beating Juan, he’ll train everyone to Level 55 before attempting the Elite Four.

>Feel bad about Smeargle
Stetson is graciously allowing you to take every third day off, so it’s not like you can’t see her. You still have to stay with him at night though.

>Dig competition vs. Aggron (2/3 chance success): Failure
You challenge Aggron to see who can find the coal first and start burrowing in the rich soil. You’re stunned when he unearths a massive vein of coal after a few minutes. Torkoal immediately chows down on the fuel and Stetson praises the armored Pokemon. Aggron doesn’t even know Dig! This is a disgrace!

You sulk until Stetson has Pelipper fill your hole with water and then you start building mud towers and having fun again. Your relationship has improved with Aggron.

Advanced dirt architecture gives you an idea for Stetson to make a secret base in the afternoon. After eating s’mores back at the campsite roasted over Torkoal’s back, you recommend the idea to Stetson.

What kind of base would you like to create?
A. Cave base (will be nearby)
B. Tree base (will be nearby)
C. Grass base (will be East of Mauville)
No. 1062123 ID: e13b1d

My personal favorite is B but let's be honest Flygon is an A.
No. 1062128 ID: e51896

>Stetson turns down a few trainers who offer to battle.

>We’re battling Juan tomorrow, and my Flygon is already overleveled. No, sorry, not interested.

Waaaaait a minute, you mean all this time if a trainer spots you and challenges you to a battle, you can just refuse?!?!

Unless Stetson is breaking some kind of trainer battle law by refusing to battle... should we be concerned? Either way, maybe we can tell him even if we're overleveled, we can still get some cash outta it.

Whatever, im just being silly

A, lets be cavemen, err, cavepokemon
No. 1062129 ID: a7a180

Grass base, gaining the best qualities of both! Also we know your butt gets stuck in treecret bases.
No. 1062135 ID: bceec2


>Also we know your butt gets stuck in treecret bases.
Luckily, Sceptile and Aggron also have wide hips like us, so they'll have to share the humiliation with us!
No. 1062162 ID: 9ea24b
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>A, cave base
With a nice, wide opening so you don’t get stuck like you do at Gengar’s treehouse. Aggron and Torkoal are enthusiastic about your idea, while Sceptile mumbles about preferring something natural.

>Battles with trainers aren’t mandatory
You sure hope not! Imagine a bully coming through with overleveled Pokemon and taking everyone’s money.

Stetson decides to pick a spot on the cliffs near the desert and the crew hikes over from the campsite. Once you gain some elevation, you crane your neck to look at the constant sandstorm and interesting stone structures dotted around the deep dunes. You could get used to this view.

Stetson teaches Secret Power to Pelipper, replacing Wing Attack. You watch as the bird stares at an indent on the rocky wall for a moment before it simply crumbles away, revealing the dark space beyond. That’s bullshit superpower nonsense if you’ve ever seen it.

How do you want to decorate the base? You can go shopping for dolls and cushions or make something yourself.
No. 1062164 ID: a7a180

Mossy cushions for Sceptile, a big comfy bed you or Aggron can fit in, and so many pokedolls. All the dolls! Well, maybe just five or so for now, got to pace yourself.
No. 1062165 ID: e13b1d

Adding to this:
A perch for Pelipper, and Stetson can pick his own bed.
Torkoal would probably be pleased with a basin of water on a little heater. Torkoal like to relax in hot springs as I recall.
No. 1062194 ID: 9ea24b
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Time for a quick shopping spree. You Fly to Lilycove and buy:

1 large bird stand for Pelipper: 40,000 P (these things are really expensive for some reason)
2 grass cushions for Sceptile: 2 x 2,000 P = 4,000 P
1 fissure mat for Aggron to sleep on: 4,000 P
5 assorted pokedolls: 5 x 3,000 P = 15,000 P
1 fire cushion for Torkoal: 2,000 P

You spend a total of 65,000 P. You have 1,781,100 P remaining.

You’ve won over Aggron and Torkoal into full friendship with your purchases and improved your relationship with Pelipper. The base looks positively cozy once you and Stetson arrange everything.

Satisfied, Stetson returns to camp to make curry and rice in pots hung over the campfire. He gives everyone a portion and after dinner goes into his tent to mess around on his phone. After a relaxing evening, you find a comfortable patch of dirt under the stars and prepare to sleep. Sceptile lies down next to you.

:pokescephap: Thanks for giving Stetson all these good ideas like letting us out of our balls more and going camping. I think this is the first day I’ve been out of my ball from sunrise to sunset, it’s so nice!

:pokeflylove: No problem, I’m glad it’s making you happy.

:pokescepface: I hope that doesn’t come across as too depressing, my life really wasn’t bad before, I just didn’t know anything outside of being Stetson’s starter.

:pokedoomface: It sounds like you–

:pokeflypanik: :pokescepshock: AHHHHHHH!

:pokedoomface: It sounds like you would benefit from freedom. I’m part of a rescue team. Are either of you interested in leaving your trainer? Has he treated you fairly?

It’s Houndoom! He snuck up on the campsite in the dark, and he doesn’t seem to recognize you, probably because you never saw him as a Flygon. What do you do?
No. 1062205 ID: a7a180

Houndoom may not be up to date with your human proclivities as his teammates are, so don't bring up your past familiarity.
Wouldn't that make freedom a worse idea? Pokemon raised in captivity being cut loose from their trainer is like throwing them to the Mightyenas!
Anyway, no thank you! Camping was our idea, and he listened to it! Our relationship is on the up and up, so we don't want to abandon him.
Does Stetson have his badges on him or nearby?
No. 1062209 ID: e13b1d

Seconding not giving away right away that we are Vibrava.

Tell him no, Stetson's pretty understanding, actually. He even puts away the badges when we ask and accepts our advice on how to run the team. That's enough for Flygon. If anyone else wants to go that's their business.
No. 1062211 ID: 19ea25

Losing a mon before the Elite 4 would also mean Stetson has to catch a new mon, and fully train it up. Making us take longer here to deal with things here. Try and persuade him to gently leave.
No. 1062212 ID: 36784c

Let him know that you’re being treated fairly and you don’t want to leave.

>Camping was our idea, and he listened to it!
>He even puts away the badges when we ask and accepts our advice on how to run the team.
Can we please not imply that we’re communicating with Stetson? Houndoom might get suspicious of that and is going to question how we can effectively communicate with Stetson to get exactly what we want without any misunderstandings.
No. 1062223 ID: 273c18

Ask who he is.
No. 1062228 ID: b01382

No. 1062230 ID: dee951

Ah, no, this trainer is fair, and even though has been obviously going through a learning curve to improve our quality of life, he's never at any point treated any of us badly. The implicit 'trade agency, get power and skill and adventure' agreement has been kept equitably.
No. 1062231 ID: 7be071

Pantomime is a perfectly fine form of communication available to all Pokémon.
No. 1062252 ID: e13b1d

It can't be so uncommon for them to learn how to write.
No. 1062265 ID: c9e71c

The fact that none of the pokemon we've met knew how to read or write until we started teaching them kinda proves that it's not a very common skill for a pokemon to have.
No. 1062267 ID: 19ea25

I mean you could simply imply you are communicating through other means. Leading someone, pointing and all sorts of things since we have claw hands.
No. 1062337 ID: dee951

I wonder why pokemon don't use sign language, or have those word buttons to press. Aren't there people who make buttons with lots of words, where if you press the buttons, they say the words, so you can make a sentence, and teach pokemon to use that to communicate?
No. 1062405 ID: 372fc7

Probably such things are out there. But the present state of relations between humans and pokemon precludes an interest in such things on the part of most trainers and enthusiasts, as it threatens the master's unilateral domination over his subjugated pokemon and introduces against him a potential imposition of the specific wants and rights of his pets -- no longer is he the caring and dutiful caretaker of beasts, but the slaveowner of sapient beings given to articulate nagging for this and that, the elevation of their material conditions to become a multiplying drain upon his margins. By adoption of human language and this state of greater freedom, which will exercise the self-conception of the pokemon as an individual of true ego; and by the increase of their consciousness to the disparity between master and servant, as would inevitably ensue if given a looser leash from the stupor of pokeballs and badges and PC storage: from these foundations would the pokemon come to attack the legitimacy of this relation, question and accuse their master, and spur great annoyance and fury on the part of these humans so enamoured with their own convenience.

The child is too ignorant and innocent to realise this as of yet, but hopefully we've already disrupted the systematic indoctrination by which young trainers like him become accustomed and wholly comfortable to the abhorrent notion of pokemon as property.
No. 1062406 ID: 372fc7

Just kidding.
No. 1062420 ID: 9ea24b
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>It is in trainers’ interests to keep Pokemon illiterate
It’s true, imagine if they started unionizing. As it so happens, thanks to your work with Gengar, literacy is being spread across Hoenn on the backs of every Ghost Pokemon in the region.

>Don’t tell Houndoom that it’s you
Your startled babbling doesn’t give you away because Sceptile is doing the same thing. This does, however, make talking to Houndoom later about his trauma much more interesting since he’ll know you’ve been caught by Stetson.

>The badges
Are outside the metal case, as was mentioned in the first post of the thread. Houndoom doesn’t seem like he’s here to attack Stetson.

>Don’t tell Houndoom you can communicate with Stetson through writing
That would make him suspicious and you just want him to leave you and the campsite alone. You finally cobble your thoughts together into a professional refusal.

:pokeflypanik: Mr. Houndoom, I appreciate the offer to join your rescue team but our trainer is fair and we don’t want to leave. He even listens when we, uh, convey through pantomime that we’d like to be outdoors.

:pokedoomface: Is that so? Unusual.

:pokescepill: It’s true! He’s not perfect but he doesn’t mistreat us. I like growing stronger with him and I know our friends Aggron, Pelipper, and Torkoal feel the same.

:pokedoomface: I will not force you to do anything. If you change your mind, call for help from Team Friendlies while in this area and someone will notify us.

:pokeflyface: Okay, thank you sir, have a good night.

Houndoom slips into the darkness as quietly as he came. Sceptile looks queasy and the two of you move closer to the tent to sleep.

>The next morning…
It’s drizzling lightly and you shake yourself when you wake up. Stetson packs up the tent and somehow fits everything into his satchel. You Fly alongside Pelipper as she takes Stetson far east, past the coast and above the deep blue ocean before arriving at an unusual island with a wide crater in its center. Other Pokemon are Flying people in as residents return after the evacuation.

A. Ask Stetson to keep you in your ball for the gym challenge
B. Stay outside and give Stetson battle advice
No. 1062423 ID: e13b1d

B. But only if he seems like he needs it.
No. 1062424 ID: a7a180

A. Let's take a little nap and we can talk about how it went after.
No. 1062438 ID: 273c18

A. I think B will draw way too much attention. The information might even get back to Team Friendlies.
No. 1062439 ID: 19ea25

A: Stetson honestly seems like he knows what he's doing here. If he loses you can give him tips afterwords, but for now just let the kid do his thing.
No. 1062516 ID: 9ea24b
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>A, keep a low profile
It’s a matter of time before the pro trainer higher-ups connect you with Gengar’s PC revolution, and you’d like to delay that realization as long as possible. Stetson seems to know what he’s doing with battling so you trust him to win while you have a nice nap.

Juan has two Hyper Potions.

>Turn 1: Level 41 Luvdisc (97 speed) vs. Level 46 Sceptile (129 speed)
>Sceptile (100%): Leaf Blade OHKO

>Turn 2: Level 41 Whiscash (66 speed) vs. Level 47 Sceptile (132 speed)
>Sceptile (100%): Leaf Blade OHKO

>Turn 3: Level 43 Sealeo (57 speed) vs. Level 48 Sceptile (135 speed)
>Sceptile (100%): Leaf Blade, 91% damage
>Sealeo (9%) Aurora Beam, 44% damage
>Sceptile (56%): Leaf Blade KO

Juan uses a Hyper Potion on Sealeo, causing a repeat of Turn 3 without Sceptile taking damage.

>Turn 5: Level 43 Crawdaunt (65 speed) vs. Level 49 Sceptile (137 speed)
>Sceptile (56%): Leaf Blade, OHKO

>Turn 6: Level 46 Kingdra (97 speed) vs. Level 50 Sceptile (140 speed)
>Sceptile (56%): Toxic (85% accurate, hit)
>Kingdra (100%): Ice Beam KO, 6% poison damage at end of turn

>Turn 7: Level 46 Kingdra (97 speed) vs. Pelipper Level 45 (77 speed)
>Kingdra (94%): Double Team
>Pelipper (100%): Shock Wave guaranteed hit, 15% damage

The problem here is that Kingdra has Rest and a Chesto Berry so Toxic won’t take him out and all of Stetson’s other Pokemon won’t be able to hit him after he sets up enough Double Teams. Juan also has another Hyper Potion for Kingdra. After several more turns, Stetson sees the issue and forfeits.

There’s a winning situation where Sceptile uses Leaf Blade on Turn 6, faints to Ice Beam, and you come out to use Dragon Breath, except you need to buy and take 10 Sp. Attack vitamins to have enough damage for the clean KO. Stetson can also swallow his pride and train his team some more, which will take all afternoon.

A. Performance enhancing drugs (you have to buy them)
B. Sheer overwhelming level advantage
No. 1062518 ID: e13b1d

B. Training as a team can be fun.
No. 1062520 ID: a7a180

B. There's room for one more on Stetson's belt. What's his type?
No. 1062538 ID: b01382

Lmao A. We can get strong AND take buffs.
No. 1062558 ID: e13b1d

I think that slot is for the Legendary he wants to catch. Otherwise he would be forced to release someone or use the evils of the PC system.

Flygon could participate in the next battle, he's not ideal but could save some health for other teammates.
No. 1062592 ID: 9ea24b
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>B, cue training montage
Stetson isn’t going to catch any more Pokemon, but training you, Sceptile, and Pelipper will provide the all natural stat boosts needed to defeat Juan’s Kingdra.

>Training success (Low, Medium, High): Medium
Stetson leaves Sootopolis and goes to Lilycove, where plenty of pro and casual trainers abound. It takes time to get used to the back and forth of official battles and taking orders from Stetson on what move to use, but your opponents are weak enough that you and your allies win with relative ease.

Choose how to distribute 6 Levels amongst you, Pelipper, and Sceptile. Each Pokemon must gain at least one Level.

Stetson stays the night in your childhood bedroom, while you’re exiled to the backyard with Aggron for being too large and dirty. Tomorrow’s your day off, what would you like to do in the morning?
No. 1062594 ID: e13b1d

3 Sceptile, 2 Pelipper, 1 Flygon

Go on a Fly to relax and possibly encounter the twins.
No. 1062606 ID: a7a180

2 for each of you.
Go check on Gengar, then Smeargle.
No. 1062607 ID: a7a180

Oh, did we order that Porygon yet? Do so.
No. 1062616 ID: 273c18

>Juan uses a Hyper Potion on Sealeo
Only one? So we're not using the same enemy AI the games use?

I should bring this up again-- maybe we can start using the correct accuracy formula now? Gen 2+ uses 3/3 as the base fraction, so 1 stage of inaccuracy is 25% miss chance for 100-accuracy moves. Also even at max inaccuracy, you're at 66% miss chance. "can't hit" is very wrong, and that takes 6 turns of stacking anyway! That said, Kingdra having Ice Beam along with the Dragon/Water typing removing almost all our super effective options makes this a very fearsome foe.

Hmm, switching Pelipper out for Flygon after enough Shock Waves would've allowed a decent chance for victory even in the battle we just did. Conceding that early was unwise.
Does random damage variance exist?

Sunny Day would've been an interesting option, and Torkoal has good defensive stats, maybe it would've been possible to get Sunny active on the first turn so that Aggron could've fought something to save Sceptile's HP for Kingdra... assuming the enemy didn't have a non-Water super effective option against Aggron.

Also idk what terrain the trainer battle is in, would Secret Power have had a chance to paralyze?

>distribute levels
Well, Flygon is already overleveled and Sceptile is sweeping so he's gained a bunch too. Actually, with Sceptile at 50, he oneshots Sealeo and reaches Kingdra at full health, which means he gets in two Leaf Blade hits, and a Dragon Breath is a guaranteed kill afterwards.

Give all six levels to Pelipper as a backup strategy, and to even out the levels a bit.
No. 1062617 ID: 273c18

With Sceptile at 50, a Toxic against Kingdra could work too. After all, a Rest will likely be fatal against either Sceptile or Flygon, allowing lots of forced poison damage.
No. 1062628 ID: b01382

2 each

Why sleep out here at night? Go sleep with your gal pal. You have a phone.
No. 1062631 ID: 273c18

>what do in the morning?
Fly back home, see Smeargle, find out if she wants to hang out today.
No. 1062648 ID: 9ea24b
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>Many different strategies would have worked to beat Juan
Yes, but you weren’t around to tell Stetson about them because you explicitly chose to be in your ball. Stetson did the most straightforward thing.

Also I’m not going to simulate the match out to 20 turns just to see if Stetson could have won against the Kingdra evasion boosts.

>Game AI for trainers?
It would be very difficult for me to replicate game AI. In exchange for no switches the NPCs get slightly smarter healing item usage.

>Spend the night with Smeargle
It was mentioned before, you’re Stetson’s Pokemon and you stay with Stetson overnight.

>Level distribution: 2 each
Sceptile replaces Pursuit with Detect for better Toxic stalling. Pelipper’s moves are unchanged. You reach Level 53, do you want to replace one of your moves with Sandstorm?

>In the morning, spend time with Smeargle and order Porygon
You Fly home in the middle of a light rainstorm and squeeze into the cozy den. Smeargle is eating breakfast alone, which makes your gut curl with guilt. Since Espeon moved in with Linoone and you left a couple days ago, Smeargle has been all alone.

:pokeflyface: Hi Smeargle, I have today free to hang out, I thought I’d do some work on my computer.

:pokesmerawk: Hi.

You open your laptop and put in an online order for Porygon for 2 x 198,000 P. You have 1,385,100 P remaining. The Porygon will arrive in a packaged Luxury Ball at your parents’ house on the morning of Day 49.

What do you say to Smeargle?
No. 1062652 ID: e13b1d

It's hard to really apologize, since we're going to run off and do the same thing again. Being a hero and/or not getting cursed by a wish fairy is a strain on relationships.

We can't really tell her how to live her life, or slot her into ideas we think might help. Ask her what she needs you to do to make this work.
No. 1062658 ID: 273c18

...can she come with you?
No. 1062660 ID: b01382

This. Curse fairy quest thing and not wanting to fail incase of bad things happening (e.g. angering a wish god), fulfilling a promise and making sure a child doesn't do something dumb.
No. 1062661 ID: dee951

How can I do right by you? What would help?
No. 1062663 ID: a7a180

The ability to change the weather is pretty cool to have. I think we can replace Sand Attack now.
We missed her these past few days! Really appreciate her help at the volcano...
mostly this but our time with Stetson is temporary. When we've fulfilled all the other wishes we'll be back.
No. 1062698 ID: e13b1d

Oh, and no to replacing something with Sandstorm. Especially our godslaying Sand Attack.
No. 1062713 ID: 273c18

Sandstorm isn't that good; only Flygon and Aggron are immune to it. We have Sunny Day on Torkoal that we can use to remove bad weather.

If we overwrite Fly, do we lose fast travel?
No. 1062719 ID: 9ea24b
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>Don’t learn Sandstorm
Sand Attack for life baby.

>Do you lose the ability to Dig or Fly if you forget the moves for Dig or Fly?
At this point you know how to do those things even if you don’t have the combat versions of the moves.

>Talk about how you feel and the inexorable hand of fate
:pokeflypanik: I feel like I want to apologize because I upset you by fighting Groudon and leaving with Stetson, but I also think those things had to be done. Groudon was super dangerous and I’m obligated to hang out with Stetson because of his wish and to stop him from doing something unimaginably dumb. I still really really like you and I want this to work.

:pokeflysad: What do you want to hear from me? What can I do to show I care?

:pokesmerworry: Flygon…You know, or, we’re pretty sure you’ll turn back into a human after you fulfill the wishes. Maybe it’s better if we don’t stay close so it doesn’t hurt as much.

:pokeflymad: I’ll never regret meeting and getting to know you Smeargle! You’re wonderful. Even if we can’t stay together, I’m a better person because of all your help.

:pokesmersad: You’ve always been s-so nice to me, even when I don’t deserve it.

She starts to cry and you hold out your hand as an offering. Smeargle clutches your arm and practically collapses in your lap. Oof, you’re tearing up too.

:pokesmersad: Fighting Groudon was terrifying. I’m not strong like other Pokemon and Spore wasn’t doing anything, I felt so useless. A-and that made me more scared when I thought I was losing you and then I was ignoring you and being mean when I should have been happy you won.

:pokeflyshock: That’s understandable! It was stressful and scary and while I felt bad that you were being a little mean, it’s okay now.

Smeargle gives a shaky laugh and hugs you. You both finish crying and sit while holding each other.

:pokeflyface: Espeon and Linoone doing okay? No unexpected Eevees, I hope.

>Espeon egg avoidance check: Success

:pokesmerface: Yes, they’re fine, I see them for dinner and games every evening and it sounds like they’re keeping things exciting in bed.

:pokeflylove: Good for them.

You spend the rest of the morning out in the rain with Smeargle, gathering fruit while sheltering her with your wings.

What would you like to do this afternoon?
A. Have your own exciting encounter with Smeargle (suggest positions or kinks)
B. Visit the Friendlies Base and talk to whoever you’d like
C. Fly around and try to encounter Latios or Latias
No. 1062723 ID: e13b1d

A. Take a bath together in the river to get clean and then eat da booty like groceries.
No. 1062735 ID: 273c18

You know, if you decide you want to remain a Pokemon (and that's a safe bet at this point), you can just tell Jirachi that. It's a very easy wish to grant, it seems. We're going to go meet Jirachi eventually before all three wishes are fulfilled (probably right after Stetson's task is complete, or maybe before then if we want to be safe), so I'm confident things will work out.

>we can still fly/dig after unlearning them
Dang we should try to get Earthquake to replace Dig, then. We'd be pushing serious DPS with that (and it will hit more enemies than usual since Levitate is missing). Also probably Dragon Claw to replace Dragon Breath at some point, but that's a lower priority. Move Reminders exist in Gen 3, we can get Crunch back that way to replace Fly and have a nice versatile moveset.

A: have her tie you up. She's been feeling helpless, let's counteract that a bit. Next vacation day we can do something important, but... talk to her about your scheduling today, see if she'll, I don't know, come along to Jirachi's cave to spend time with you next vacayday. Should be quite safe for a level 100 pokemon regardless of what's in there.
No. 1062741 ID: 8f9bc4

A is the opposite of "we don’t stay close" probably bad to segue from that to sex in the same conversation.

plus I can't really think of any compatible positions. whose idea was it to evolve 3 times in 2 threads?

B isn't such a great idea, because you just ran into Houndoom with Stetson, so if he sees you again so soon, he might put 2 and 2 together. Then again Houndoom never talks with anyone at the Friendlies base anyway, so probably wouldn't know you were there, and you really ought to talk with Gengar about how Lanette hates maintaining the PC system and knows it's rotten; she could be an ally if they could give her an exit strategy.

C... It's dumb to just fly around on the vague hopes of briefly spotting Latios or Latias just for the specticale of seeing them before they're out of sight at jet speeds. But... at this point a lengthy thoughtful, solitary flight might be the best option. Everything on the ground is just so complicated right now.
No. 1062743 ID: e13b1d

Lanette didn't really seem to hate running the PC system or acknowledge it as rotten. She made excuses for its flaws and said he was frightened by Pokemon harassing her... for building a system improving the efforts to enslave them, which makes it hard to feel sympathy for her.
No. 1062744 ID: b01382

A. buy more games to share to keep things interesting in the friend group, and netflix and chill with the waifu until we need to baby sit Stetson.
No. 1062745 ID: b23ea2

haven't we heard of a human who was turned into a pokemon choosing to say as one? if nothing else we can wish for it, if this form was caused by Jirachi than by it, it will stay.
A! if we can find some rope, we can see if she is into tying us up, and being a dragon means we hopefully don't have to worry about rope-burn while being fucked
If not, C. and we can take her flying, too!
No. 1062750 ID: 4197b2

No. 1062756 ID: 8f9bc4


She said it was necessary, and that it's not a perfect system, plus she was pretty obviously overworked. People make excuses for something's flaws when they think the alternative is worse. She thinks humans will go back to the dark ages without the PC, because... trainers can... only have as many pokemon as they can carry? If there's another way to do things, such as say, some way for pokemon to quell Groudon's rage independently, or have some recourse for neglectful trainers such as a way to escape the PC...

She didn't create the PC, was just handed the only way to keep trainers OP b/c they can have infinite pokeymanskeep civilization from collapsing. She's a very clever human with a lot of connections, and a lot of attention from the mafiathe pokemon league. With a little less attention, she might make a powerful ally. With her dead, and the mafiathe pokemon league still in charge, her replacement is sure to be less amenable to negotiation.
No. 1062758 ID: e51896

maybe we can tell her that we could probably see Jirachi ourself and wish to stay this way as a Flygon once all the wishes are fulfilled.
No. 1062763 ID: e13b1d

That is a very charitable stretch of interpreting her character, considering she made threats, lied, and showed no signs of remorse. Plus the shaded glasses while angry trope which is often used for evil scientists.
No. 1062771 ID: 8f9bc4


The evil scientists have shaded glasses while happy. When angry, their glasses are clear to show off their extremely narrowed pupils.

Anyway she even offered to screw with the system to make you uncatchable, if you could get the ghost pokemon off her back. What would she do if she could solve the problem that's been getting them so pissed at her?
No. 1062799 ID: 273c18

We've seen an alternative in Pokemon Legends Arceus. Have some land set aside to house trainers' pokemon, and limit the number of pokemon each trainer can have in them. Maybe arrange to pay a fee to have more space, for those trainers that want to collect a living pokedex or something.

Oh that reminds me. Was there a reason we'd be a prime suspect when the PC Heist happens?
No. 1062810 ID: 9ea24b
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>It would be nice to learn Earthquake
It sure would. You can learn it through practice like how you learned Dig since you don’t have any way of buying the TM.

>Why would Juan make the connection about your identity?
After you visited Lanette and told her you deal, she passed along the info to all of the gym leaders and Elite Four. She knows you’re living in Friendlies territory, and the appearance of literate ghosts is too unusual to be a coincidence. Brendan also knows about you now and he’s a gym leader’s son.

>Ask Jirachi if you can stay as a Pokemon after completing the wishes
Good idea! You’ll try to meet with Jirachi soon. You’ll get the option to have Smeargle join you or go with Stetson and the team.

>A, get tied up
You dry off in the den and then Smeargle trusses you up and rides you. With loins made to be able to pass an egg as large as her head, you fit snugly inside Smeargle’s snatch.

That evening you get to play board games with Linoone and Espeon. You’re exquisitely content.

Stetson is going to rematch Juan tomorrow morning. You and Sceptile are strong enough that you should be able to take out the Kingdra with a little luck. Juan will have both Hyper Potions for Kingdra since Sceptile will one-shot all the Pokemon leading up to the ace.

A. Stay in your ball

B. Backseat game to the max (suggest what Stetson does vs. Kingdra. Sceptile will be Level 56 and at full HP once he reaches Kingdra)
No. 1062813 ID: 273c18

>sceptile at 56, Kingdra's still 46
Damage calculation:
Leaf Blade is 3HKO, ice Beam is 3HKO
Leaf Blade, Ice Beam
Leaf Blade, Ice Beam
Hyper Potion, Leaf Blade
Leaf Blade, Ice Beam KO
Flygon switched in

Dragon Breath is 2HKO!
Hyper Potion, Dragon Breath
Dragon Breath KO

So, if Kingdra doesn't try Double Team vs Sceptile, we're good, even without Toxic. Stetson might throw out a Toxic on the first turn, which would turn out about the same, except Kingdra would Rest at some point. If Kingdra tries to use Double Team and forces it by using both Hyper Potions, then that's potentially a problem...
Oh, if Sceptile uses Toxic on the first turn, then the poison damage will weaken Kingdra enough that two Leaf Blades will kill, without Kingdra ever dipping below 50% hp, which means the leader won't want to use a potion. I'm not sure how much Stetson wants to use Toxic in the full health scenario. Using Toxic on the first turn is also good insurance against Double Team, since a Rest is really dangerous against Sceptile anyway. Oh, I just found out that Rest guarantees 2 turns of Sleep status, so that's guaranteed death without any evasion, which means...

Toxic 90% acc(simulation assumes this hits), Double Team
Leaf Blade 75% acc, Double Team
Leaf Blade 60% acc, 45% chance of KO. Rest would happen here
Toxic 54% acc, sleep
Toxic 54% acc, sleep
Toxic 54% acc
roughly 90% chance to inflict Toxic at least once in those three attempts, so if the Leaf Blades miss there's still a 90% chance to win. That means a 94.5% chance to win if the first Toxic hits. Very nice! So that's a 85% chance to win overall, assuming a loss if the first Toxic misses, but let's calc that out a bit:

If the first Toxic misses:
Toxic 67.5% acc(again assuming a hit), Double Team
Leaf Blade 60% acc, Double Team
Leaf Blade 50% acc, 30% chance of KO. Rest
Toxic 45% acc x3
83% chance of one of those three Toxics hitting, so a 88% chance of victory if the first Toxic hits(30%+70%*83%). Which means, 85%+15%*67.5%*88%=94% overall chance of victory, assuming a loss if two rounds go by with no Toxics hitting. The chance of two Toxics missing, at 90% and 67.5%, is 3.25%, so I'm not going to bother with a third round of probability calcs.

tl;dr: Pretty much any straightforward strategy has a very high chance of success.
No. 1062831 ID: a7a180

Stay in your ball again. Tell Stetson he's got this and to believe in the heart of the cards.
No. 1062850 ID: e13b1d

Stay in the ball unless needed for the match.
Give Sceptile a friendly pep talk and wish him good luck.
No. 1062945 ID: 9ea24b
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>Evasion and accuracy decrease by 33% per stage instead of 50%
It’s true, but to keep things consistent with the rest of the quest, Sand Attack and thus Double Team will continue to be OP.

>How do gym Pokemon avoid Leveling up every battle?
Maybe the leaders just tell them to stay at their current power. The Pokemon have an incentive to obey otherwise they’ll be replaced.

>A, stay in the ball unless you’re sent out to battle
Stetson’s got it. You even give Sceptile a pep talk beforehand about how he’s very handsome and green and good at battling.

>Skip to Turn 6, when Kingdra comes out vs. Sceptile
>Sceptile (100%): Leaf Blade, 45% damage
>Juan tactics check: Failure
>Kingdra (55%): Ice Beam, 10% chance to freeze, no freeze, 42% damage

>Turn 7: Swap in Flygon
>Flygon (100%): Swapped in and chillin’
>Juan tactics check: Failure
>Kingdra (55%): Ice Beam, 10% chance to freeze, freeze! 42% damage
Oh no, you’re literally chilling. There’s a 20% chance for you to thaw each turn, Stetson’s going to keep you in and you’re going to try your darndest to look beamable so Kingdra doesn’t start setting up Double Teams.

>Turn 8
>Flygon (58%): Frozen
>Kingdra (55%): Ice Beam, 42% damage

>Turn 9
>Flygon (16%): Frozen
>Kingdra (55%): Ice Beam KO
You faint and Stetson sends out Sceptile, who has to finesse a victory.

>Turn 10
>Sceptile (58%): Toxic, hit
>Juan tactics check: Success
>Kingdra (55%): Double Team
Toxic takes Kingdra down below half, which means Juan will use a Hyper Potion next turn.

>Turn 11
>Kingdra (100%): Hyper Potion
>Sceptile (16%): Leaf Blade, (2/3 accuracy, hit, 45% damage)
Toxic deals 12%, which means another Leaf Blade will kill! Juan will heal again.

>Turn 12
>Kingdra (100%): Hyper Potion
>Sceptile (16%): Leaf Blade, (2/3 accuracy, hit, 45% damage)
Toxic deals 16%, putting Kingdra at 39% hp remaining. Out of healing items, Juan is forced to use Rest, but since Sceptile is faster than Kingdra, a lucky hit will net the victory.

>Turn 13
>Sceptile (16%): Leaf Blade, (2/3 accuracy, hit, 45% damage, KO on Kingdra)
Success! You and Sceptile each gain a Level.

What would you like to do this afternoon?
A. Start on Victory Road
B. Ask Stetson to go to Meteor Falls with you to search for Jirachi
C. Fly around and search for Latias or Latios (base 20% + 10% bonus chance of success)
No. 1062947 ID: edf864

B, about time we do that
No. 1062952 ID: 273c18

RNG giveth, and RNG taketh away.

B. Better sooner than later.
No. 1062957 ID: e13b1d

And ask Torkoal if you can hold her for a bit to warm up.
No. 1062958 ID: a7a180

>He’s very handsome and green and good at battling.
Just like us! ...Aside from just now.
No. 1062973 ID: 8f9bc4

Oh unless Jirachi or Stetson says differently, I think Stetson's wish is for his father's approval. He's not really ...complicated enough to wish for more than that.

Might be wrong, but can't hurt to try! Question is, will Victory Road do it, or is Steston just a naive kid who assumes it will because everyone says it does?
No. 1063037 ID: 9ea24b
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>B, this will be an overnight trip
You’re swiftly revived and released from your ball so you can hold Torkoal for warmth. Stetson praises you and Sceptile for your work at the gym and you tell Stetson you’d like to go talk to Jirachi. He enthusiastically agrees, no doubt hoping to get a look at the Legendary himself.

Cave exploration could take a while, so Stetson readies the camping gear and clambers into Pelipper’s beak for the cross country journey.

>Stetson’s wish
Is to have an adventure different from his dad’s while being just as impressive, which is why he wants to catch Latios, Latias, or Deoxys. He clearly thinks very highly of Brendan and wants to impress him as well, but that’s not the criteria needed to complete the wish.

>Lanette encounter check: Failure
When you Fly past Fallarbor with Pelipper, you don’t see Lanette or any ghosts. Her house is still intact, so that’s something.

>Training success (Low, Medium, High): Low, 4 Levels
Stetson uses Torkoal and Aggron to defeat the hikers and sight-seers in the lower area of the cave. They each gain two Levels.

It gets darker as you travel deeper into the cave, and you catch glimpses of glowing eyes and flapping wings. Stetson tells the dragon tamer trainers that he’s looking for Jirachi, and they give him a wide berth. Eventually Stetson explores all the caverns and settles on a cozy one with a mini waterfall to camp.

What would you like to do this evening?
A. Go exploring by yourself
B. Bond with Pelipper, the last mon on the team you’re not friends with
C. Go exploring with a friend (Aggron, Torkoal, or Sceptile)
No. 1063041 ID: 8f9bc4


oh that clears up a few things. I hope he doesn't regret making such a specific wish!

Pelipper is kind of a tool, no offense. Exploring with Sceptile sounds fun. Aggron would probably just make us look silly again. Does Torkoal even explore? He seems too chill for that.

Wait, would any of them be of assistance against a metric ton of zubats? Might want to take that into consideration.
No. 1063042 ID: e13b1d

C. Explore with Aggron. Beseech him to help you with his great knowledge of caves and his very handsome and strong muscles.
Between his and Flygon's type coverage we should have a good handle on any aggressive bats, rocks or baby Salamences.
No. 1063068 ID: a7a180

B. Chilling by the water and rocks, your elements combined.
No. 1063375 ID: 273c18

>You find where the
Where the what?
No. 1063376 ID: 9ea24b
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>C, take Aggron
Aggron is the best suited type wise to fend off the native Pokemon and he’d know how to check for any hidden passages in caves. You find where the bulky beast is resting against a stalagmite.

:pokeflyface: Hey Aggron, wanna help me explore? You’re so big and strong I bet you could move any boulders out of the way that might be hiding another tunnel.

:pokegronface: Alright then. If we really do find Jirachi I can think of a few things I’d like to wish for myself.

>Secret area check (70% chance of success since you’re with Aggron): Success
Aggron sniffs around and rams a few stone walls with his horns. Eventually you end up in a cave with a small lake, and he perks up.

:pokegronface: I can smell metal around here. I bet if we cross the water and smash that side of the cave we’ll find something. I can’t swim though, too heavy.

A. Fly over alone
B. Take extra time to bring Aggron with you
No. 1063379 ID: 19ea25

B: Dude wants to speak with Jirachi too, be kinda mean to just leave him behind. I doubt we can fly him over how heavy his metal body could be. Could we dig through the sides and get him over that way?
No. 1063404 ID: e13b1d

B. We could support him with our wings while he climbs along the wall, that might be easier than hauling him over.
No. 1063429 ID: b01382

A. breaking things might scare off the legend.
No. 1063434 ID: a7a180

B. Just be careful what you wish for, Jirachi tends not to think about the consequences of wish fulfillment. Heck, he turned me into a Pokemon out of the blue!
No. 1063621 ID: 9ea24b
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It’d be rude to leave Aggron behind after he led you to the correct cave. You carefully grip the plates on his shoulders and struggle into the air with furious beats of your wings.

The assorted Bagon scatter when you bring over your intimidating cargo, and Aggron smashes through the thin rock wall with ease, revealing a trio of Pokemon who look like they all just got out of bed and rushed over.

:pokelunface: Halt intruders!

:pokeflyface: Hi, we’re here to see Jirachi. Are you her guards?

:pokegolface: Yes, we were given this duty to protect Jirachi’s sleep.

:pokesolface: Many Pokemon come seeking an audience with the great wish granter, all for selfish reasons. What makes you different?

A. Plead your case
B. Battle the trio with Aggron (they are all Level 37)
No. 1063626 ID: 8f9bc4

Some people wished for... a lot of things, and my friend Gardevoir figured out that I'm those things! My wish is to find out if I'm doing it right, and what happens to me when everyone gets their wish!

I don't know what Aggron's doing here, because I thought Jirachi grants wishes secretly to people all around the world who don't even know he's there, not to people who want to talk with him about something. Maybe let Aggron speak for himself.
No. 1063627 ID: e13b1d

A. 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.
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)
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A, let's see what the rival is like.
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A. Have a greeting prepared for them too.

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