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1067531 No. 1067531 ID: 9ea24b

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

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No. 1067532 ID: 9ea24b
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You wake up the morning after the party cuddled against Smeargle in the nest. There’s a little light filtering through the trap door on the ceiling and you feel comfortable and at peace. Smeargle’s fur is soft and she smells like paint and fresh fruit.

>Final Espeon egg avoidance check: Failure
You’re interrupted from your cozy morning by a shriek of dismay from another room in the den. Espeon and Linoone crashed at Smeargle’s place after the excitement of last night, coming back much later than you after what you suspect was some frisky fun with Sceptile and Aggron.

You and Smeargle rush out to see Espeon crouched over a large white egg with green splotches. Linoone is pacing around next to her.

:pokelinshock: Espeon felt a little bloated after last night and when I woke up this morning I saw the egg!

:pokeflyshock: How did this happen? I thought Espeon was supposed to use her psychic powers to avoid pregnancy.

:pokeespmad: I was! But my concentration was ruined when I had to focus on three guys at once.

:pokeflymad: Oh, so when I proposition Linoone as a weird dirt bug, it’s “I’m not gay”, but when a large armored lad with 60 Levels over you wants to fuck you start to think about it, huh?

:pokelintear: The hypocrisy is staggering.

:pokeespmad: Stop joking around, we have to do something about this egg!

Espeon isn’t happy about the potential Eevee while Linoone seems open to the idea of raising a family. They’re open to any advice you might have.

A. Donate the egg to the Friendlies
B. Tell them to keep the egg
C. Give the egg to a trainer
No. 1067535 ID: e51896

Donate the egg to the Friendlies, perhaps with them raising a little Eevee will help with Houndoom's depression in some way. let Espeon and Linoon deliver it to them and give them a message that you're lying low for awhile until you're certain the elite four isn't on your trail so you don't lead them to the friendlies, and might not visit for awhile.
No. 1067536 ID: 8f9bc4

> Espeon felt a little bloated after last night and when I woke up this morning I saw the egg!

gee, I wonder what happened, Espeon.

> Espeon isn’t happy about the potential Eevee while Linoone seems open to the idea of raising a family. They’re open to any advice you might have.

Raising a child isn't hard, you just have to basically do the same thing you did with Flygon, and then the Eevee will do whatever. Problem is you've been together for what a month? At that rate, there will be a whoooooollllle lot of eevees before too long. If Team Friendlies is willing to take your egg, then that solves that problem, but I doubt they'd adopt two, or three. You need to be careful to limit how many eevees you make. Your psychic powers didn't work this time, so... um... scrambled eggs?
No. 1067537 ID: e5709d

Actually, I think you should give the egg to Stetson.

He's reached the hall of fame. The thing is, that comes with the capacity for responsibility. You need to give him something to do, something beyond 'being popular' that really hammers in that he can't just stop aspiring after he 'finished the game'. Learning to be an older brother / father / whatever to a kid might help him stay in touch with the ambition he needed for this quest.

That said, you should have his pokemon check in periodically to make sure he isn't screwing up, and threaten to leave with the pup if he doesn't treat them right.
No. 1067538 ID: 1c0f89

No, at the rate Pokemon mature, you'd have SOME specific time before it's a provably thinking being able to form opinions. Like, there has to be a magical download of information with Pokemon, otherwise they'd have longer childhoods than they have. Does that happen in the egg? The womb? What do aura and psychic and the healing/nurturing pokemon say about when a pokemon becomes self-aware?
No. 1067540 ID: e13b1d

>Linoone's bicuriosity
Understandable, Aggron is very hot even if he's a big dumb himbo usually. The invitation is still open if he's discovered a love of penis.

Would probably be best off with the Friendlies, and that way they can still be part of the kid's life when they each feel ready. Ask them to deliver a message to the Friendlies that you're laying low for a bit while they go over there, someone at the League seemed to have recognized you. See if Absol would like to come back with them and hang out.
No. 1067541 ID: 273c18

A. But also the parents will have visiting rights.

I'm sure Gengar will be a responsible pare-hahahahhaa
No. 1067542 ID: 19ea25

Give it to a Trainer/Stetson. We've seen how the Frendlies work and none of them are really "Child raisers".
No. 1067545 ID: a7a180

A, it doesn't seem like having Espeon around would be good for the kid.
No. 1067622 ID: 9ea24b
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>A, egg hatch check: 3 days
The Friendlies are geographically close enough that Linoone will be able to visit his child once they hatch. Gengar, Houndoom, and Salamence make decent guardians, and there’s a whole bunch of other responsible Pokemon like Breloom and Absol who can take care of the egg on a more personal level.

>Where does Pokemon consciousness begin?
A Pokemon hatches at full physical and mental capacity, other than that you’re not sure how they develop within the egg. Espeon says she can’t sense any thoughts but the egg rocks a little as you watch it.

>What if there are more eggs?
Espeon vehemently assures you that her lapse won’t happen again.

>Is it safe to visit the Friendlies?
This was answered in one of the lengthier battle posts from last thread. The humans already know you’re buds with the Friendlies and aren’t tracking your movements.

Currently Gengar has stopped being aggressive and the situation has returned to the previous equilibrium of both sides grudgingly ignoring each other. To make progress on your goals you’ll need to see the Friendlies. You’ll only prompt a human response if you mess with the PC system or endanger someone important.

Espeon and Linoone bundle up the egg and set out north on foot. What would you like to do with the rest of your morning?
A. Talk to a Pokemon
B. Talk to a human
C. Hang out in the den with Smeargle
No. 1067631 ID: a7a180

C, now that you're free from your Stetson stewardship.
No. 1067632 ID: e13b1d

C. Relax with the wifey and do some painting. And some 'painting'.
Ask her for advice on how to help Gengar.
No. 1067642 ID: 7536c2

This, but actually ask for advice on how to help Houndoom so that we can fulfill the final wish and we'll be allowed to stay as a pokemon.
No. 1067651 ID: 273c18

>humans aren't going to investigate further
Huh, Gengar must not have been too cruel to Lanette, and they decided to forgive her because of the glitch impacting her so badly. They're "even".

C. We just got back, this is no time to rush off. But yes we should probably talk to Houndoom some more, soon. Maybe ask him about his trainer... or rip off the bandaid and reveal the whole "former human" thing (but I doubt anyone's gonna vote for that before we know more).
No. 1067653 ID: e5709d

>Espeon vehemently assures you that her lapse won’t happen again.
We're giving the next one to Stetson.
If this happens a third time, Espeon should consider permanent contraceptive measures.

A) Talk to Gengar and make sure she didn't set her revenge on a timer.
No. 1067674 ID: e13b1d

If Stetson gets another Pokemon he'll be out of space and have to box someone.
No. 1067676 ID: 34713f

Not necessarily. Though we'd need to consult Tracey about the rules regarding whether pokemon let out into the world to just do their own thing counts as being on their "active team."

C, we need more quality time. Though wouldn't it be embarrassing if we failed an egg check right after giving Espeon and Linoon the riot act?
No. 1067684 ID: 196206

(Un?)fortunately we don't share an egg group with Smeargle. But if we end up in a thruple with Absol...
No. 1067698 ID: 8f9bc4


Huh, just noticed that the only female pokèmon you've met so far who's in either of your egg groups is Gyarados.
No. 1067726 ID: 9ea24b
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>Can Stetson take an egg?
For the same reason that he can’t catch Gengar without boxing someone, Stetson can’t carry an egg in his party without making space. If you were to hand over an egg to him he’d give it to Drew.

>Spend a lazy day with Smeargle, discussing the important issues
You pose sensually for Smeargle while she gets to work on a large canvas. While she paints, you pick her brain on Gengar, Houndoom, and eggs.

>Gengar and the PC system
:pokeflyface: How do you think I should help Gengar? She’s been really upset after she found out the PC is working as intended.

:pokesmerawk: Um, give her space and be a supportive friend. I wouldn’t mess with the PC, and it doesn’t sound like she expects you to on her behalf.

:pokeflyshock: But it’s still wrong to put Pokemon in stasis indefinitely, even if there aren’t any glitches.

:pokesmerworry: I don’t disagree, but prying any more will put you and your Friendlies friends in danger. Since I met Stetson at that party last night, they might even come after me. Your last wish isn’t dependent on Gengar, and I wouldn’t do anything to mess things up.

She falls silent while you consider your two options. What you’ve learned about the PC system so far is all true.

A. Pursue dismantling the PC system. It’ll be risky due to human backlash, but you have the resources available to do so and superpowers. Gengar will be happier.

B. Stick to slower and safer means of reform, such as educating trainers on how to listen to their Pokemon. Even if you discover more about the PC through conversations with others, you won’t act on it. Smeargle will be happier.
No. 1067727 ID: dd3fe0

B. Real lasting change happens with education and communication. Revolution and smashing things is... messy. It's not to the point that things need to be smashed. Revolutionizing pokemon/human communication (reading, writing, sign language and the like) will do more in the long run.
No. 1067730 ID: 8f9bc4

Tell her that you're glad she said that; you won't do anything to mess it up, if it would put anyone in danger, especially her, because she's cute. qtπ
No. 1067733 ID: 19ea25

B: It's honestly the best way. Trying to futz the system for something like this is too far.
No. 1067735 ID: e13b1d

B. Taking the Team Plasma route and burning it all down can be tempting, but it will also draw lines and sides and cause death toll on both sides.
It's the attitude between humans and Pokemon that needs to change. That begins with opening channels of communication. We have people like Stetson, Tracey, and maybe Drew who can help with that. And if we can prove to Houndoom that there's a better way, that might solve Salamence's wish.
No. 1067753 ID: 273c18

Dismantling the PC system seems impossible in the long run, since you'll become a terrorist for your entire life, having to constantly assault their attempts at rebuilding it. At best you'd be able to sabotage it so frequently and thoroughly so they stop trying to rebuild and just focus on hunting you, and if you evade death for long enough they may just give up and wait for you to die of old age. Wouldn't even take that long. And then after that, or even during the struggle, human-pokemon relations wouldn't be particularly good.

As a side benefit, if you do make any observable progress, you can show Houndoom.
No. 1067762 ID: 1e6036

While taking a long view is fair, Pokemon are short lived and the echoes of the PC system coming down will ring far longer. You don’t need to abandon this quest just because you aren’t being specifically tasked to do it.
A. Smash the system, unpause those Pokémons’ lives, and get messy!
No. 1067763 ID: b6ec4d

B, reform is reform, whether it happens today or tomorrow. Sooner is better, but you aren't going to risk yourself and your friends because you're impatient.
No. 1067764 ID: e51896

B, and thank her for the advice.
No. 1067796 ID: 9ea24b
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>B, slow and steady
While it’s tempting to take radical action, from what you’ve seen none of the humans you’ve met on your journey are evil people. Even Lanette isn’t explicitly hurting anyone. Endangering Pokemon and trainers by starting a conflict over the PC doesn’t sit well with you, and you can make more lasting change with literacy than violent revolution.

Safely aligned with the moderate path, you feel much more relaxed. Investigating the PC glitch is still on your to-do list, though you won’t act on anything you find.

>Houndoom and depression
You explain to Smeargle your theory about how Houndoom killed his trainer by accident and landed himself in a situation where he can’t talk to his friends or really anyone about it.

:pokesmerworry: Oof, that does sound like a really hard situation. I think the best thing you can do is get him more comfortable with the idea of telling the truth. He can’t resolve things with Gengar and Salamence until he’s honest with them.

:pokeflyface: I’ll keep hanging out with him, he seems like a sweet guy underneath all the gloom.

:pokesmerface: It’ll be hard, but I bet he can do it. I might be biased, but you’re a super friendly mon and it’s hard to stay sad when you’re around.

:pokeflylove: Thanks for all the advice. I think you’re right about the PC.

:pokesmerhap: Of course, and I’m glad you think so.

Since Smeargle is extra pleased with your decision about the PC, you get a spicy and well-described afternoon. You’re planning to do some egg roleplay, is there anything else you’d like to include?
No. 1067803 ID: e13b1d

She has green paint! See if Linoone has any red sunglasses in his stash you can borrow. You can paint up Smeargle with green bodypaint like a Flygon to make the egging roleplay a little extra authentic.
Maybe if you and Smeargle wished hard enough...
No. 1067883 ID: 273c18

How about some handholding, kissing, general lovey-dovey stuff.
No. 1067885 ID: 19ea25

You know what go full out with the paint. You in her Smeargle colors and her in your flygon.
No. 1067893 ID: 34713f

Yeah, while I'm not sure how good it'll be for Flygon, I can see Smeargol's instincts being a-okay for getting kinky with paint. Maybe take the opportunity afterward to renew your LO handprint(s) on account of you having evolved since first doing that.
No. 1067930 ID: 16d082

to their astonishment, Flygon and Smeargle's breeding act results in an actual egg. after a lengthy incubation, both parents surround the egg, mouths agape, as out hatches MissingNo
No. 1067967 ID: 9ea24b
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>Paint play
You get the brilliant idea to have Smeargle paint her face like a Flygon. You offer to paint yourself as well, but Smeargle tells you she’d prefer to keep you as your lovable bug dragon self.

While she prepares, you go to Linoone’s den and rifle through his piles of junk until you find a pair of the same red goggles that Stetson wore to the desert. When you return, you’re impressed by Smeargle’s artistry. She’s pinned up her ears to imitate your antenna and with the goggles it’s like you’re looking at a new mon.

Smeargle gives you a fresh brown paw print on your back to replace the faded green one from your time as a Vibrava. You tumble with her onto the sheets and pick Smeargle up around the middle to place her onto your dick. Her tail wraps around your arm as you hold her in place and thrust.

Your torso and neck are long enough that you can curve your head around and look her in the eye. You whisper filth about how you’re going to fill her stomach with cum and make her swell up around a huge egg. She shrieks and gasps until wailing her release, after which you press deep inside her cunt for your own orgasm.

>Can you accidentally create an egg?
Smeargle giggles at your concentrated expression as you rock your softening cock into her to spread your seed around.

:pokesmerhap: If you really want to see me pregnant for a few hours, we can make a deal with the Ditto at the daycare.

:pokeflylove: Mmph, I could get a Trapinch egg from them as well.

She covers your snout with sweet kisses, leaving a bit of green paint behind.

Espeon and Linoone return from their journey in mixed spirits. You get the feeling that they’ve had a fight over their different views of egg rearing when Linoone excuses himself to his den and Espeon stays for dinner with you and Smeargle.

That night, you snuggle in close with Smeargle in the nest, paw in yours, relaxed and content. You’re glad you’re free to do what you please tomorrow instead of slogging through battles with Stetson.

Speaking of, what would you like to do tomorrow morning?
A. Talk to a Pokemon (Any of the Friendlies, Gardevoir, Ditto, Linoone, Espeon, etc…)

B. Talk to a human and their associated Pokemon (Tracy, Lanette, Stetson, Brendan, Drew, etc…)

C. Other
No. 1067970 ID: e13b1d

A. Let's go talk to Absol, it's been a while since we've seen him.
No. 1067999 ID: 273c18


A, talk to Absol. It's been too long since your last date!
No. 1068004 ID: a7a180

Talk to Drew about the PC system.
No. 1068059 ID: ab6994

Talk to Drew the Drewster!
No. 1068168 ID: 9ea24b
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>Drew in the morning, Absol in the afternoon
You’re curious what Drew thinks about the PC system, since you never got a chance to ask him while you were busy with Stetson. You still have Drew’s number scribbled on a scrap of paper, and you roll out of bed to text him.

He responds within a few minutes, and tells you to meet him by the Game Corner, which is conveniently nearby. You smooch Smeargle before heading out of the den and ambling towards the city.

You see his Swellow first, perched on top of the casino. You dip your head respectfully and he hops down to escort you to where Drew is counting his winnings in the form of faux gold tokens.

A little early to be gambling, in your polite opinion, but at least that means there aren’t other people around to overhear the conversation. You write a hello to Drew in your notebook.

:pokekid2face: Hi Flygon, congrats on beating the Elite Four, did you want to talk about the PC system?

You explain that you’re not trying to dismantle the PC system anymore, and hope to focus on trainer and Pokemon education.

:pokekid2frown: If you don’t stop people from using the PC, they’re going to keep using it. It’s nice that you want to help, but after a Pokemon is caught, they’re too easily influenced to stand up for themselves.

He sighs, clearly disappointed.

:pokekid2frown: Humans shouldn’t treat Pokemon like objects and putting them in a box for years or breeding tons of eggs for the perfect competitive mon is cruel.
No. 1068181 ID: dd3fe0

While true, the best way to change that is, for now, improving pokemon and human communication. Reading and writing, sign language, telepathy and aura tricks, assistive communication devices. Then do some legal stuff, more focus on rights, education, a better understanding of pokemon psychology and ethics and morals regarding manipulating it and the like. At some point revolution involving smashing things might be on the table. but the time for that isn't now; there's too many low-hanging fruit.
No. 1068184 ID: e13b1d

If we dismantle the Hoenn PC system, there would just be another made. People need to understand enough not to want one anymore. That begins somewhere else.
Tell them we want to spread Pokemon literacy and communication with humans. We already know there are trainers willing to give more freedom and ease up on badgewashing if asked, Stetson did. We just need more.
No. 1068185 ID: 273c18

Tell him you agree, but stopping them by violence is not the way civilization works. They have to be stopped by law and social pressure for lasting change to take place.
No. 1068195 ID: 8f9bc4

Woah, Drew is so cool!
No. 1068199 ID: 32afc2

see the thing is, drew is cool and we are a selfish weenie who just wants to enjoy the good parts of being a pokemon without bettering the lives of others
kind of extremely human of us, ngl
No. 1068200 ID: 32afc2

actually can i get a recall election going on that Big Choice we made
call it a crisis of conscience
No. 1068202 ID: 32afc2

arguments to consider, if not to change direction then to at least make us feel bad:
- we were a human and have never had to live a life where our agency and awareness were completely stripped away from us without our consent
- we turn into a pokemon and no longer have human responsibilities and get powers. We use our human knowledge to keep ourself from getting caught and box'd, and negotiate the terms of being with a trainer. We have benefitted from this immensely in a way nobody else can.
- Pokemon who have acutely suffered due to systemic abuse from human society have taken us in, supported us, helped us be stronger, helped us grow and become self-sufficient, and were infinitely patient with us when we explicitly worked against their ideals.
- we repay them by essentially choosing to do nothing significant regarding the loss of agency that they have to continue to live in fear of, while we remain safe from that consequence due to our deal with stetson (which we were able to work out thanks to our human knowledge)
- instead of working to liberate pokemon and allow them to live lives and have agency, we have essentially acted like a human tourist to pokemon world, making some friends here and there but not actually changing much, and spending most of our time just enjoying all of the benefits of being a pokemon without any of the detriments, while the mons who have those detriments have to face their burdens alone
- the most progress we made at all was sort of convincing a trainer steeped in the culture to treat his pokemon a little better, because it would make them battle more effectively. we then offer this as a potential solution to said systemic problems through "incremental change"

- the fact is, we have had basically nothing but fun being a pokemon, with no real downsides, and the moment something comes along that would actually potentially subject us to real risk for the sake of other mons who are actively struggling from the society we benefitted from, we decide it's not worth the trouble

we should feel *really* bad right now
No. 1068208 ID: a7a180

You agree, you're just not willing to meddle directly with such a complex system. Who knows what will happen to the pokemon still inside? There's just so much we still don't understand about it.
We could try getting Pokemon to stand up before they're caught. Tell them what kinds of trainers to avoid. That requires looking into unsavory types of trainers and documenting their activities.
...We should see what the daycare operators think about the egg trade.
No. 1068210 ID: 32afc2

and another thing!

we dont actually have a plan for education other than teach some mons to write.
are we expecting that to be enough?
are we asking others to pick up the rest of the burden of educating humans?
what if humans decide pokemon who can write are just another rare novelty, and use it as another method of collecting them. that was basically stetson's entire attitude, he mostly just liked showing us off to other trainers! drew is right, writing is not enough. pokemon actively sabatoging the PC system and freeing all the mons inside would be a large wakeup call to society. whether it would lead to more or less strife is up in the air, but it would definitely change attitudes for the world at large to know that pokemon hate the PC enough to destroy it.

if we aren't going to go to the risk of sabotaging the PC, we should come up with an actionable plan to make effective change, *now*. not in many generations. within our own lifetime. any less effort is cowardly on our part, we owe it to these mons as a former human to give it our all.
No. 1068215 ID: e13b1d

-Houndoom, part of this group you argue we owe, rightfully believed Gengar's reckless methods would bring harm to those under their care
-Smeargle rightfully believed that starting a war would put a target on our much more vulnerable friends and wife, and for what? The satisfaction of our violent human warmongering?
-Stetson no longer cares for his Pokemon to make them battle better, but because it's more fun to hang out with them as friends. Most of his team also joined him willingly
-Many trainer Pokemon like Milotic and Blaziken are cared for and treated well as part of the family
-The worst abuses of the system are not a majority but often often criminal elements
-The Friendlies are tolerated in spite of Salamence killing poachers because they were criminal elements who fucked around and found out, they are allowed to free the abused and the League does not interfere. If we shift the status quo to war and they lose, who is left to protect the vulnerable with at keast tacit approval?
-Destroying the PC system of a single region would have no impact on the PC systems of Johto and Kanto, turn the League to suppressing Pokemon more violently, and create no 'immediate' change but at best a long and bloody war and force the sympathetic humans to take sides which may not be our side
-Our wife asked us not to

There is nothing to feel guilty about except letting that bitch Lanette get off scott free, and the lack of a long term plan is the very reason we want to talk to humans like Drew and Tracey about it. Flygon is an accountant, not a chairman of a board of education.
No. 1068216 ID: 196206

To expand more on the reasons war would be a bad idea:
Flygon is a lover, not a fighter. And certainly not a general. We have complained constantly about how unfair combat is. Flygon has argued against killing at every turn. Do we think Flygon has the ruthlessness in him to lead a war? I don't.
The secret to victory is picking fights that you can win. Flygon's derpy kindness won us the Milotic battle in the end, not brute force. If we intend to effect posotive change, we must use his positive traits and skills.
No. 1068220 ID: 19ea25

We also are going after the PC on the word of like.. 3-6 pokemon as well. The friendlies aren't exactly a big group and we could just be fucking with things entirely on the words of those with bitter intentions.
No. 1068226 ID: ac6ecf

Maybe we can work to make the boxes better for pokemon instead of destroying it, like instead of putting them in stasis sleep, we could instead push to design a virtual world for them to interact with as well as interact with each other.

Also, maybe every month, if pokemon havent been used since being put in a box, trainers can get a notification if they want to release the unused pokemon to free them, and also clear space.
No. 1068230 ID: 7832d0

Actually, if we're committed to not attacking the PC directly, there's still a way we can stop it.

Humans won't stop using the PC systemically unless something stands up and tells them not to. Random pokemon won't really be listened to, but legendaries? A whole bunch of them?

If we could find a bunch of legendaries and get them to agree to show the humans that the PC system is wrong and demand its use be banned, humans might actually listen. We wouldnt have to attack anyone, just get a bunch of powerful legendaries together in a specific, crowded place with lots of people watching and give the message.

People would pay attention, it would start a fierce debate, and governments might decide its better to shut down PC usage to not piss off the legendaries.

This is a tall order, sure, but its direct, actionable steps that can lead to a big change in our lifetime.

If we go that route we should start planning legendaries to talk to, how best to appeal to them, humans to help broadcast the message, and a time and place to do it. Learning mote about the PC itself is also always useful. The Friendlies can definitely assist in this.
No. 1068239 ID: e13b1d

If we want to get wide Legendary support we should probably apologize to Deoxys. With Latios and Latias' help so he doesn't melt our face, ideally.
No. 1068247 ID: b7578d

yeah it was pretty human-brained of us to just let stetson bum-rush deoxys lmao
No. 1068320 ID: 19ea25

At this point we can be convinced by someone just making a simple argument. We really did just make an actual choice and now we're trying to overturn it.
No. 1068335 ID: e13b1d

There's not really a large number trying to roll back the decision, but it felt important to point out why it was the right decision since most of the arguments are also arguments that can be used to convince Drew.
No. 1068345 ID: 9ea24b
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>Request for a revote on the PC choice
I personally was in favor of taking down the PC system because I thought it would make for a more interesting endgame conflict. That being said I outlined the choice very clearly and the vote was solidly in favor of moderate action and it would be a bad QM move to try and undo that. No attacking the PC directly and no getting other mons to do it for you.

>Drew is so cool
You almost expect him to take out a pack of smokes to complete the effect. He’s right about trainer treatment of Pokemon of course, but you still think there are better ways to improve things than starting a revolution over a dumb computer system.

You collect your thoughts for a moment before writing out a list of ways you could advance Pokemon rights.

1. Get Lanette to implement some kind of monthly reminder to trainers that they have X number of Pokemon in the box and that they should release them

2. Get legal protections for Pokemon by going through the relevant governing body (the Elite Four)

3. Talk to young trainers like Drew and Stetson about how to treat Pokemon

4. Educate wild (including Legendaries) and captured Pokemon (including those at the daycare) about their rights

All of these items have varying unknown difficulty and effectiveness. Drew looks through your list and says he can help with items #1 and #3.

:pokekid2face: Okay, that’s better. I know a lot of trainers my age from school and other people from my adventure around Hoenn, including Lanette. We’re not best friends or anything but it might make things go better if I’m there to mediate. Send me a message whenever you want to do either of those.

Is there anything else you’d like to say to Drew or his Pokemon before you go see Absol? Also, what would you like to do with Absol?
A. Canoodle
B. Look for Latios or Latias (50% chance of success)
No. 1068351 ID: a7a180

Nah, B.
#1 seems like it would be the least effective in extreme cases but it should prove incredibly helpful in the majority of simple cases, so that's definitely priority #1.
No. 1068379 ID: e13b1d

Ask Drew to hang out and meet the rest of his team sometime.

A, Absol has waited long enough for a piece of this plump green pear.
No. 1068418 ID: f6f0ac

B! (foursome :0!)
No. 1068441 ID: 273c18

No. 1068454 ID: fa3034

Let's adventure together before exploring each other, ya know?
No. 1068460 ID: 19ea25

No. 1068486 ID: 48c015

It's time for adventure!
No. 1068487 ID: 4481aa

B, search for legendaries
No. 1068491 ID: 3a16f1

No. 1068522 ID: a785dd

No. 1068703 ID: 9ea24b
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>Ask Drew and his two mons to hang out sometime
He’s fine with this. You can send him a text anytime to schedule a stroll.

>A and B tie, defer to Absol
You Fly to the Friendlies after lunch and find Absol, who makes it very clear he would prefer to bounce on your butt than be carried around hundreds of meters in the air all afternoon.

:pokeabsblush: We could go somewhere private, or we can stay here if you don’t mind someone seeing.

If you stay at the Friendlies base, you’ll have a 50% chance to talk to a mon of your choice. Any particular ideas for how you want to fuck Absol?
No. 1068704 ID: e51896

Somewhere private. getting distracted on a date is very rude, dude.
No. 1068705 ID: e13b1d

"Someone seeing? That's kinda hot."
Find a nice place to lie in the bushes where our upper half will be in view from the Friendlies camp, but Absol can be hidden to rail us from behind.
No. 1068706 ID: e51896

Actually, yeah this. potential exhibitionism and voyeurism sound fun, as long as absol is alright with the risk
No. 1068708 ID: d724a3

whats privacy to a pokemon
bang em right here
No. 1068783 ID: 19ea25

If Absol is up for it public fun! Chat with anyone nearby.
No. 1068793 ID: 196206

I bet it would be extra kinky for an Absol feeling all the near misses to being discovered.

Also compliment his cute smile.
No. 1068794 ID: ccbdd0

Lets see how well we keep our poker face while Absol slams that knot home.
No. 1068830 ID: 9ea24b
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>Fuck in a bush near the base, partially hidden but still discoverable
You find a low shrub that hides your torso and below when you lie down, leaving your head to stick out. You’ll have to control your facial expressions. You lift your tail for Absol so he can slot against your rump and slowly work up a rhythm.

>Discovery avoidance check: Success
:pokeflyface: It looks like Grumpig is coming this way. You don’t actually mind if someone sees us, right?

:pokeabsblush: Depends who, Grumpig is cool, he lets me look at his dirty magazines. He won’t be able to sense me because I’m a Dark type.

Sadly, Grumpig turns and heads towards the central area rather than continuing to your hiding spot. Absol pounds against you harder as you encourage him, and you yelp as you feel his knot catch on your unpracticed rim. It would probably hurt a lot more if you were a human, but luckily you are some kind of magic indestructible energy creature.

Absols groans and digs his sharp claws into your tough skin as he comes. It’s different from when Jirachi fucked you, but you still relish the feeling of the heat and stretch.

You relax with Absol in the shade while waiting to separate, then snuggle against each other in a comfortable doze until you’re ready to rejoin Pokemon society.

>Random relevant Friendlies encounter (choice between Breloom, Porygon, Gengar): Porygon
After making sure you’re presentable, you wander into the main base and spot your pal Porygon. Oh! It’s been a while since you’ve seen her, you haven’t been able to meet since you brought her here. You wanted to talk to her about any PC discoveries, is there anything else you’d like to ask?
No. 1068831 ID: c3a550

Thank Porygon for helping Gengar out back there.
No. 1068870 ID: 273c18

Ask porygon what cyberspace is like. Can they go anywhere? What's the weirdest place they've been so far?
No. 1068874 ID: e13b1d

Ask if she's made any friends around the Friendlies base.
No. 1068879 ID: 1704f7

canoodle some more
No. 1069050 ID: 9ea24b
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You rush over to Porygon and greet her warmly. Her blocky feet twirl with joy when she sees you.

>Thank Porygon for helping Gengar
:pokeporyface: What I found. Hurt her. She is upset with me by association.

:pokeflypanik: What? That’s not good.

:pokeporyface: She has told everyone she needs time. She needs time.

>Ask Porygon if she’s made any friends besides you and Gengar
:pokeporyface: Yes.

:pokeflyface: Great! Er, who?

:pokeporyface: Raichu. Breloom. Salamence. They treat me with kindness.

>What’s cyberspace like?
:pokeflyface: What was exploring the PC system like anyway?

:pokeporyface: Security was high. I was able to run through the thousands of stored Pokemon and identify any that had elevated energy levels. There were none. I was able to read the change log for the previous several years and there have not been any significant fixes.

:pokeflysad: Hmmm, okay. That’s weird, if there was a big glitch, it should have had something about it in the update notes.

You’ve had various theories in the past that certain types or species of Pokemon were more prone to waking within the PC, such as ghosts or other Porygon. You were on the right track, but you haven’t identified the right group of Pokemon that caused this effect.

Suggest what caused the PC to glitch. The correct theory will be confirmed in the next update. What would you like to do tomorrow morning? Tasks have been updated with the items you brainstormed with Drew. https://questden.org/wiki/Nostalgia_Quest
A. Address a specific task
B. Talk to a human (it doesn’t have to be task related)
C. Talk to a Pokemon (it doesn’t have to be task related)
No. 1069054 ID: e5709d

Do you think some script kiddie was trying to modify a pokemon's DNA through the PC and was using Gengar's files haphazardly as some kind of ingredient?
No. 1069055 ID: 196206

The PC stasis is keyed to Pokemon brain patterns, but what if Gengar doesn't habe Pokemon brain patterns? What happens to humans placed in stasis?
Maybe Gengar was human and just never knew.

B. Talk to Tracey, it's been a while. Sounds like Gengar still needs time to cool off before we deal with a Friendlies heart to heart meeting.
No. 1069057 ID: a7a180

Well the human angle was already covered, so what about Pokemon that are active within dreams? Which would cover a lot of Psychic types with Dream Eater, but... iunno, maybe she just couldn't turn it off.
C: Talk to Gardevoir.
No. 1069059 ID: dd3fe0

Hmmm. Ghost types? Electric types? Psychic types? Some of these with a specific move of some sort? One of the egg groups, maybe?

What do we actually know or can we surmise about any instances of oddities, anything at all, to narrow this down??
No. 1069060 ID: 8f9bc4

The degree to which you enter stasis in the computer is directly related to your brain's bitchiness levels. The more of a huge bitch you are, the worse it is at keeping you in stasis. Only the most bitchiest of huge bitches can escape the computer entirely.
No. 1069061 ID: 196206

That makes sense, it's a safeguard for Lanette if she ever gets turned into a Pokemon and stuck in the PC.
No. 1069072 ID: 273c18

Could it be... pokemon that attracted Jirachi's attention before being put into stasis?
No. 1069073 ID: 273c18

No nevermind, Gengar didn't wish for a protege until long after she escaped from the PC.

Instead, I wonder... maybe it has to be a pokemon with Dream Eater, and it has to be *asleep* in the pokeball when it's put into the PC? We know pokemon are generally conscious when inside pokeballs, which implies they would have sleep cycles too. It has to be something rare, because there are definitely a few Gengar with Dream Eater in there, and this sounds sufficiently rare. It shouldn't be random, that doesn't sound very satisfying.

Sheesh we have a lot of tasks. How are we going to get through them all in this thread? This is the last thread...

A: talk to Tracy, try to recruit her in the campaign for Pokemon Rights.
No. 1069082 ID: 9ea24b
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Hint: This is a group of Pokemon that isn’t in the PC, since Porygon reported there’s nothing wrong at the moment.
No. 1069090 ID: 58dd24

leg..end..aries? The presence of a legendary messes the system up for other mons?
No. 1069091 ID: 273c18

Oh yeah the other day I was wondering why legendaries can't just get stuck in the PC. I guess that's our answer- a legendary in the PC system introduces a glitch that allows the legendary to escape, potentially alongside other pokemon... or other legendaries are able to mess with the PC system to rescue their comrades?
No. 1069092 ID: e13b1d

Does that suggest Gengar is a transformed Mew with amnesia? Maybe the glitch caused her memories to get muddled when she woke up inside the PC.
No. 1069098 ID: dd3fe0

Ya, that'd be mythics and legendaries and various other categories of ultra-rare pokemon, probably. Or pokemon that were just revived or discovered or whatever.
No. 1069108 ID: 8f9bc4

Waaait a sec, was this Gengar backported from a fourth generation game? That's cheating!
No. 1069156 ID: 9ea24b
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>Legendaries cause an energy overload in the PC internally, which affects adjacent stored Pokemon
Considering Groudon was about 100 times your size, you feel like that’s a fair theory. Once she found out, Lanette probably told the top trainers to stop storing Legendaries, which aligned with human interests for safety and Legendary interests in freedom.

Young trainers like Stetson wouldn’t know any better but without a Master Ball would never be able to catch such high Level mons. With the local ecoterrorism groups converted into geologists and marine biologists respectively, there wouldn’t be much risk of unsanctioned Legendary capture.

And since you’re not trying to destabilize the PC, you’re not going to talk a Legendary into any schemes involving putting them in the box deliberately. You’re not even planning to tell any mons about your theory at all. What happened to Gengar was simply bad luck and the error of uninformed trainers.

>Go home and to bed
You find Absol and give him one last smooch before returning to Smeargle and telling her about your exciting day.

>The next morning…
>Talk to Tracy to give her an update about your campaign for Pokemon rights
When you knock, Blaziken answers the door like usual and puffs hot air into your face as a greeting. It’s been a while since you’ve seen him, and you tell him about beating the Elite Four and that Smeargle is doing well.

After you explain your four goals to Tracy, her face falls.

:pokeladyfrown: Flygon, you know my career has revolved around the Battle Frontier. My peers wouldn’t like it if their Pokemon started writing messages to them or they got constant emails about the PC.

:pokeladyfrown: Scott would be horrified if I was part of any new regulation push. I’d be happy to talk to young trainers but otherwise I don’t want to get involved.

:pokeblazface: You’re stirring up trouble, Flygon!
No. 1069167 ID: 273c18

Tell her you don't need her to help you with everything. You know the PC nagging is going to be annoying, but that's kindof the point. There should be some incentive to get trainers to take pokemon *out* of the PC system. If she has another idea on how to accomplish that you're all ears.
What's wrong with pokemon being able to communicate directly with their trainers?
Helping educate young trainers will be a big help regardless.

Tell Blaziken that, on the long run, this will reduce conflict between humans and pokemon.
No. 1069168 ID: e5709d

Argue about the inherent tones of slavery in preventing Pokémon from talking to the trainers who have sole rights on whether or not they get to leave a storage system that keeps them completely trapped.

It's clear that the trainers wish to keep the diversity of their Pokémon for both prestige and strategy, but not the responsibilities that come with maintaining a @#$%ing zoo. Even the trainers who love Pokémon to death can't take care of all of them at once.

Ideally, you'd want to release all Pokémon from their PCs but keep them tagged and call them back remotely when their trainers decide they want to swap ranks. For now, giving Pokémon limited email privileges is a healthy start. It wouldn't have to be excessively invasive; just force the trainer to go through a few unread emails every time they want to use non-essential components of their pokédexes.
No. 1069170 ID: a7a180

The email thing is fair, nobody likes getting spammed with messages. But their Pokemon writing to them, why not? They should be allowed to communicate! I'm sure a lot of them would have nothing but positive things to say, both in the competitive scene and the casual.
Thanks for the warning, and we don't mean to bother you.
No. 1069171 ID: e13b1d

Tell her that Stetson has enjoyed his Pokemon journey far more and become more responsible as a consequence of communicating with his Pokemon. There are benefits here beyond just to the Pokemon- badges and obedience may keep trainers safe from accidents, but listening to and managing a team teaches responsibility. And they don't need to be mutually exclusive.

If all she wants to do for now is talk to young trainers about treating their Pokemon well, that's fine. More Stetsons and Drews is good for the future. Just ask her to consider how she might feel if she woke up tomorrow as a Pokemon.
No. 1069205 ID: 273c18

Ultimately, communication between pokemon and humans can be nothing but positive. It deepens bonds, prevents escalation of issues, and can even help humans find new uses for pokemon.
No. 1069381 ID: 9ea24b
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>Why shouldn’t Pokemon write to trainers? Communication is good for everyone!
:pokeblazface: Some Pokemon don’t have the limbs to write on a notebook, like you when you were a Trapinch. Trainers also don’t have time to talk to all of their Pokemon while they’re battling.

:pokeflymad: I’m hearing a lot of excuses and not a lot of reasons why it’s bad.

:pokeblazworry: Ugh, it’s not bad, it’s just not as useful as you think it is. If I’m unhappy Tracy can tell I’m upset and I can still point at stuff and communicate nonverbally.

:pokeflymad: And what if you were being stored in the PC, or even kept in your ball where Tracy can’t see you?

:pokeblazpride: Then I’m in stasis and it’s not a problem. Unlike some of your associates, I’m a good boy and I like doing what Tracy tells me to do, it makes me feel warm and fuzzy. I trust her to do what’s right.

:pokeflymad: Because you’ve been brainwashed by her badges!

:pokeblazface: You’re trying to bring human complications into Pokemon business. Normal Pokemon love their trainers, which you’ll never understand.

Tracy watches awkwardly as you argue for Blaziken until you give up trying to change the bird’s mind and stomp away. You appreciate the warning about Scott and other elite trainers, but you don’t think you’re going to change Tracy’s mind either since she’s trying to protect herself.

:pokeladyfrown: Let me know when you want me to speak to the students.

What would you like to do this afternoon?
A. Talk to Gardevoir (it’s been a while)
B. Check on Stetson
C. Other (visit someone else)
No. 1069383 ID: a7a180

Of course Pokemon can love their trainers, that's why the status quo has lasted as long as it has. But love is built on both trust and understanding, and this helps with the latter.
Also, you could hold a pen with your mouth as Trapinch. There's (usually) a way to adapt.
No. 1069385 ID: 7da5ff

A. He can also communicate effectively with humans which helps.
No. 1069389 ID: 8f9bc4

Why the heck are you doing... this? Shouldn't you be focusing on Houndoom? Who cares about slightly uncomfortable aspects of human/pokemon relations, that might change over time in the future?


no, no don't say that. But do fume about how you would totally have said that if you'd have thought of it at the time, and it would have been an epic burn.

get it? fire chicken? burn? kill me
No. 1069390 ID: 7da5ff

Because to help Houndoom we need to arrange a heart to heart between the Friendlies, but Gengar is sulking right now so it wouldn't be very effective.
No. 1069395 ID: 8f9bc4


Well, might as well tell Gengar the truth then. That we know she's secretly Mew in disguise because only Legendaries can overload the PC system.
No. 1069576 ID: 9ea24b
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>Why aren’t you talking to Houndoom?
No particular reason, you just haven’t got around to it. It’s true you’re waiting for Gengar to feel better so you can organize a triple confession but Houndoom still needs some unlicensed talk therapy from you before he’s ready for that. He doesn’t even know you’ve had your epiphany about him yet.

>Tell Gengar about Legendaries and the PC
Nope! As stated before two updates ago you’re not going to tell anyone about the PC’s weakness since it would harm human Pokemon relations.

You yell at Blaziken that he’s a dumb chicken before you take off and Fly to Verdanturf. You haven’t seen Gardevoir since he evolved, though in your defense you’ve been busy with Stetson. A Psychic type would be useful for talking to unfamiliar Pokemon and humans, but you’re always asking Gardevoir for favors whenever you see him. He did say he was open to romance, and you’re notoriously romanceable.

A. Romance Gardevoir
B. Recruit Gardevoir to either speak to humans or wild Pokemon
No. 1069578 ID: e13b1d

We do owe our spindly pal some favors. Mentioning our work on open interspecies communication can make for pillow talk.

A. See what he's into.
No. 1069580 ID: a7a180

C: Spend some time hanging out. You can talk about work but it's not pressing. What's he do in the garden all day, and does it go faster/smoother if two Pokemon do it?
No. 1069603 ID: 273c18

A. You can bring up your plans during the date, see if he's interested. It won't be a favor, it'll be a movement he's joining.

>not going to tell anyone
Not even... Lanette? She could fix the bug, and then you could tell Gengar that it's fixed, which should make her feel better and possibly improve human-pokemon relations.
No. 1069604 ID: a785dd

No. 1069614 ID: a9571d

I’m gonna bet that trying to do both will spoil any romance you try to achieve. Because, you know, the choice is A or B, not AB. But what do I know, I’m just a Flygon on the wall.
No. 1069627 ID: 273c18

You've got a point. Might not be wise to mix business and pleasure. Though if Gardevoir asks specifically there's not much point in keeping it secret.
No. 1069686 ID: 9ea24b
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>You have to pick one or the other
Yes, for this situation you have to focus on business or pleasure. There are other Psychic types you can recruit though, like Espeon and Grumpig, so it’s not a permanent loss to the movement.

>You can’t even tell Lanette about the glitch?
You assume she knows, which is why there aren’t any Legendaries being stored at the moment. If you want to let her know that you’ve figured it out, go ahead.

>A, romance
You see Gardevoir lounging idly around the lush flower gardens that surround his house and you wonder what he normally does all day. Not that there’s anything wrong with looking good and relaxing, that’s basically what you do when you spend the day with Smeargle.

:pokeflyface: Hi Gardevoir, sorry that it’s been so long since I’ve come to visit you. I defeated Groudon with the power of sand and helped my trainer beat the Elite Four and now I’m trying to work toward the betterment of all Pokemon.

:pokegarwink: And your plan for that is to seduce me?

:pokeflyface: We all have to start somewhere. If I rock your world that counts as betterment, right?

:pokegarface: Hmph. I haven’t been impressed by your commitment so far.

He tosses his green hair and studies his hand.

:pokegarface: My trainer likes to watch shows where the man tries oh so hard to please the woman. Why don’t you show me some of your human courtship skills?

:pokeflyface: You’re making a lot of assumptions about my knowledge of human dating, but okay! Thanks for giving me a chance to impress you.

You must return every afternoon for the next four days to woo Gardevoir like what you would see in a corny romance movie. What would you like to do for your first wooing attempt this afternoon? Gardevoir wants to stay by his trainer but you can leave to get things and come back. Feel free to spend money as well.
No. 1069688 ID: e5709d

You could torture your dick in front of him to show how much your lewdness means to you.
No. 1069693 ID: 19ea25

Boombox with romance music.
No. 1069694 ID: 2f7f6e

Do we know any pokemon who can make rain, so we can stand in it to prove our devotion or whatever? Maybe we could improvise with sand?
No. 1069695 ID: e13b1d

Construct a car out of cardboard and some old tires for seats, so you can 'drive' him somewhere and have romcom conversation inside. Also building stuff together is corny, and fun for the whole family!
Maybe his trainer would like to join if he's not too edgy and teenaged. Getting the approval of the 'kids' of the love interest is classic romcom material, and it'd help keep their friendship as trainer and Pokemon strong.
No. 1069701 ID: 273c18

Flowers and a love letter.
No. 1069715 ID: dd3fe0

Write a poem! That's not even (overtly) lewd! And sing and play a musical instrument in front of his window!
No. 1069716 ID: a7a180

Interpretive breakdance.
No. 1069775 ID: 9ea24b
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>Do something with the teen to get his approval of the wooing
It’s been mentioned before but the teen is not Gardevoir’s trainer, the teen’s mom is. You’ll decide whether you want to involve her tomorrow.

>CBT to show dedication to lewdness
You’re not into that.

>Flowers and a love letter
You’ll start simple, then choose from your other ideas for the next few days. You Fly to Lilycove to buy an expensive bouquet, a heart shaped box of chocolates, and a premade card. You write a short message about how you admire Gardevoir’s personality and his gorgeous figure. The total comes to 15,000 P and you drop off the package near Gardevoir before hiding in a tree to watch him examine the gifts.

:pokegarface: I can see you, you know. Your tail’s hanging down.

:pokeflyshock: That’s part of the fun, isn’t it? You could flash a bit of ankle when you bend over and pick up the chocolates.

:pokegarwink: Oh alright.

He waves his butt at you and you almost fall out of the tree in excitement.

What would you like to do tomorrow morning?
A. Visit Houndoom
B. Go with Drew to visit Lanette
C. Other
No. 1069780 ID: c37138

No. 1069803 ID: e13b1d

A. Take him up to the rocky plateaus around the desert.

Tell him we've guessed at what happened between him and his Trainer from bits we've heard from other Friendlies, and see if he'll open up and tell us the whole story.
No. 1069922 ID: b90305

Support this
No. 1069937 ID: 9ea24b
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>A, take Houndoom to the rocky plateau by the desert
There’s a commotion at the Friendlies Base when you touch down, and you see Breloom rushing around with shards of an egg in her hands.

:pokeflyshock: What’s happening Breloom?

:pokebreshock: It hatched! The egg that Linoone and Espeon brought here a few days ago!

:pokeflyshock: Oooooo! Where’s the Eevee?

>Eevee gender check (1/8 chance female): Male
Breloom points towards a small crowd of Pokemon and you nudge your way through until you see a cheerful male Eevee.

:pokeevesmile: Hi! Nice to meetcha, mister.

:pokeflyface: Hello Eevee, I can’t stay to chat but I’ll make sure your parents come to visit you soon.

After watching the ball of fur bounce around introducing himself to everyone for a few more seconds, you head for Houndoom’s tree.

>Tree stuck avoidance check: Failure
Per usual, you get firmly wedged in the wood. Houndoom’s faster to save you this time, and you go on foot through the woods and up the rocky cliffs.

:pokeflyface: You know, working with Stetson I really learned how to appreciate how much he cares about his Pokemon, especially once he learned to understand charades better. I like the kid! He’s still dumb sometimes but that’s part of the charm.

:pokeflyshock: Um, did you like your trainer?

:pokedoomface: He was my whole world.

:pokeflyshock: I’m taking that as a yes. And he paid attention to your nonverbal cues in case you were upset?

:pokedoomface: Yes.

:pokeflysad: I know it’s a very sensitive topic, but was killing your trainer…an accident?

Houndoom stops walking and hunches over.

:pokedoompain: I…I-It was late and we were sleeping in the tent. I sneezed.

:pokeflyshock: You sneezed? I assume that shot some fire.

:pokedoompain: Yes. I panicked and made it worse. I fled. I’m a b-bad dog.
No. 1069940 ID: a7a180

Tragic. What would you say to him if you could?
No. 1069941 ID: dd3fe0

How old were you, in lived experience, at the time?

You aren't a bad dog, and I'm sure he would understand.
No. 1069942 ID: 273c18

Err, fact check here. Did we find any evidence that his trainer actually died, by checking news articles? Or is that just what Houndoom thinks happened, and has been telling other pokemon that he killed his trainer.

Tell him you can pass on a message to his trainer's family, if he wants.
No. 1069943 ID: e13b1d

Damn, that's a whole lot to have to hang onto. There's not even anywhere to place the blame. Just a stupid, painful twist of fate.

Sit with him. Ask >>1069940
Don't tell him it's okay or make any wild promises, but tell him you think he's done a lot to make up for what happened.

Now might be a good time to tell him our secret as well, and show trust in return now that he's opened up.
No. 1069944 ID: 8f9bc4

He sneezed?!

don't laugh don't laugh don't laugh do NOT laugh
No. 1069958 ID: be210c

He's not a bad dog.

>reveal we're human
Maaaaybe don't tell him just yet? Let's focus on helping him before we drop something like that on him.
No. 1069994 ID: 2c1245

No! You're not a bad dog! It was an accident and I'm pretty sure if your trainer's ghost was here he say you were the best dog!
No. 1070006 ID: 9ea24b
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>Don’t laugh
You suppress a nervous titter at the absurdity of Houndoom’s tragic backstory. You’ve always believed Pokemon were dangerous, and honestly this is confirmation. It makes you a tiny bit more sympathetic towards trainers who keep their Pokemon in their balls when not in a battle.

You guess the media assumed the fire was intentional when they found the boy’s corpse and sent trainers to hunt Houndoom down.

>Convince Houndoom he is not in fact a bad dog
You sit on the sun warmed rock next to Houndoom.
:pokeflyface: How old were you?

:pokedoomface: Around two. My age didn’t matter, I should have been more careful.

:pokeflyshock: You didn’t know that would happen, it was an accident! I’m sure your trainer loved you and would understand that you didn’t try to hurt him.

:pokedoompain: He was always very sweet.

:pokeflysad: What would you say to him if you could? Er, through advanced charades.

:pokedoompain: I would tell him I’m sorry. I-I would put my head in his lap if he let me.

>Reveal that you’re a human
You can do that at your next talk, right now you want to focus on Houndoom and his experience.

:pokeflyface: I think you’ve done a lot to atone. Think of all of the ways you’ve helped other Pokemon with the Friendlies.

:pokedoompain: But I’ve inspired Gengar and Salamence to hurt humans. I made Salamence leave his trainer.

:pokeflymad: Gengar promised me it was purely psychological damage against Lanette and Salamence kills evil poachers. They’re Pokemon trying their best, like you. And you didn’t make Salamence do anything! I don’t know the full story but I’m sure it was his choice to join you.

:pokeflyface: You can talk to them and explain everything. I’m sure they’d understand.

:pokedoomface: …I hope so. I’m tired of keeping secrets.

You stay with Houndoom and pat him on the back until he announces that he’s returning to base. That went well, though you feel awfully bad for Houndoom.

How would you like to woo Gardevoir this afternoon?
A. Buy a boombox and play love ballads
B. Get a rain dancer to make it rain so you can stand in it to prove your devotion (suggest where to look/who to ask)
C. Write a poem (suggest)
No. 1070007 ID: e13b1d

"O valiant sir knight
Who hath gazed into me
You saw the lust burning
Through thy third eye's sight

And though mine loud-brash mind annoyed
A chance given permitted atonement
In mutual understanding I now confess
To find thee my friend I was overjoyed

For so much sound advice
In thine debt I yet remain
And captivated by thy beauty
I am willing to make this great sacrifice"

Through mental imagery, communicate thanks for Gardevoir's help when he was Kirlia and gratitude for his friendship with Espeon which has helped her a lot.
And clarity that the great sacrifice is an offer to bottom/suck his cute dick. Also a nostalgic call back to your first conversation.
No. 1070016 ID: a7a180

B. Look around the Weather Institute for Pokemon with weather abilities.
No. 1070028 ID: b6ec4d


I'll go C outta respect for the poem.
No. 1070033 ID: e51896

This, because this person put hard work into writing that
No. 1070159 ID: 9ea24b
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You sit in Smeargle’s room to absorb the artistic energies while you work on a most romantic poem. You write in and scratch words out on your notepad, and spend several hours considering phrasing and meter and rhymes.

Finally, you arrive at a satisfactory three stanza poem, which you write on a clean piece of paper before Flying to Verdanturf. Gardevoir comes out of the house soon after you arrive, and you clear your throat to speak:

"O valiant sir knight
Who hath gazed into me
You saw the lust burning
Through thy third eye's sight

And though mine loud-brash mind annoyed
A chance given permitted atonement
In mutual understanding I now confess
To find thee my friend I was overjoyed

For so much sound advice
In thine debt I yet remain
And captivated by thy beauty
I am willing to make this great sacrifice"

While you read, you try to mentally convey your gratitude for how much Gardevoir helped you when he was a Kirlia, whether from finding the source of your transformation or being pals with Espeon.

:pokeflyface: Also, to be clear I’d be happy to bottom or suck your dick if we were to have sex.

:pokegarwink: Actually I think I’d prefer to bottom. We can both suck each other’s dicks.

:pokeflyshock: Uwehh?! C-cool!

Gardevoir is extra pleased by your efforts today and gives you a goodbye kiss on the cheek. What would you like to do tomorrow morning?

A. Have your last one-on-one therapy visit with Houndoom (you’ll need to organize the three-way talk session afterwards)
B. Work with Tracy and Drew on educating the youth
C. Go with Drew to visit Lanette
No. 1070161 ID: e51896

Give houndoom some time to think about what you told him.
B. Educate the youth first before we see Lannete later.
No. 1070162 ID: a7a180

B. This will let you gauge how difficult the task ahead of you is.
No. 1070165 ID: 4481aa

B, let's give Houndoom an extra day, and work on educating peeps for now.
No. 1070166 ID: dd3fe0


Yea! Time to try and learn some sign language together with a bunch of kids, and play around with a text to speech things on a computer, maybe do some of the buttons to say words out loud to make sentences things, and awe a bunch of kids by doing doing math or puzzles or other stereotypical brainy things, to drill into their heads that pokemon are thinking, speaking people that will happily go along with anything that helps improve their agency and ability to communicate and interact! Hell, even formally playing charades, as in a version of the actual game with keeping score, where the kids themselves have to get concepts across while only saying the word 'human' or the syllables 'hu' and 'man'! Or do things like some kids are 'in a pokeball' for some time and can't do anything and have to stand aside quietly, and can't participate for a little bit, so they understand how much it removes them from experience. Heck, there are SO MANY ideas here! So many ways to encourage empathy for the problems of the lived experience of a pokemon, and present immediate, reasonable, exciting solutions for those problems that the kids can champion!
No. 1070170 ID: e13b1d

B. Doomdog needs time to cook.
No. 1070229 ID: 9ea24b
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>B, give Houndoom a break
You get up early to message Drew and tell him to meet you at Tracy’s house in half an hour. He’s already there when you arrive, and his Swellow gives you a curt nod of acknowledgement.

Tracy invites everyone inside and you stand at the kitchen table to discuss tactics with the two humans while Blaziken and Swellow listen.

Drew knows other young trainers from class and his travels, but he doesn’t know everyone. You’ll have to do some work to reach a broader audience, otherwise you’ll have to spend multiple actions dealing with smaller groups that Drew organizes. Tracy will lend her adult authority and approval to whatever you decide on.

>Impress the children with feats of intelligence
Good idea, with your college education you’ll be able to wow the youth with demonstrations of advanced math and puzzle solving. If you get Swellow, Blaziken, and Swampert involved, you could even show off your charades skills and get the kids to participate in the games as well as show what it’s like to be a Pokemon.

What size audience do you want for each session?
A. Small, no marketing necessary but will take repeated sessions to have a significant effect (you’ll visit each city in Hoenn)

B. Big, you’ll have to do some serious marketing but it’ll only take one session (suggest marketing strategy)
No. 1070231 ID: 94d044

A. Lets start small and have patience. Starting big could bring too much attention to ourselves too early on, making it easier for people with stonger following who disagree with our views to take notice and argue against us (gym leaders and politicians for example). Best to start a small following, and help it grow so that we'll have more people on our team when we tackle bigger crowds later.
No. 1070233 ID: a7a180

A, you were never a trainer so here's your chance to do the circuit!
No. 1070241 ID: dd3fe0

A! Tailor the lesson to each city's culture! And learn from your mistakes as you go!
No. 1070247 ID: e13b1d

A. Like a plant, we must water the seeds.
No. 1070261 ID: 8f9bc4

We're not creating the Pokemon Youth a-are we?
No. 1070265 ID: dd3fe0


No, we're making a Young Trainer Nonviolent Coordinating Committee.

Other end of the political spectrum. Progressive/Nonviolent/Social Justice, not Fascist/Violent/Oppressive.
No. 1070312 ID: 9ea24b
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There are 16 locations you’ll have to visit, each of which will take half a day’s time and all attract the same sized crowd. With Drew and Tracy by your side, you won’t run into any difficulties, so after the first demonstration, the rest will happen outside of updates. The time the visits take will be tracked behind the scenes.

You’ll attract the attention of the local gym leader if you choose to go to a city with a gym for your first and only described session. Which city would you like to visit tomorrow morning?

After arranging things with Drew and Tracy, you depart from Mauville feeling heartened. You’re going to make a difference!

You have to woo Gardevoir thrice more, though with the progress you’re making you assume the last wooing will be more in the vein of a nice, candlelit dinner and lovemaking. What romantic gesture will you make today?
A. Dance with him (can be silly or serious)
B. Stand under his balcony in the rain and pine (you’ll need to find a rain maker)
C. Other (suggest)
No. 1070313 ID: f3171e

A. Serious at first but if the different body types get in the way, embrace the silly.

Let's hold our first session in Mauville. It's right in the center of the region, so we can tour from there.
No. 1070314 ID: a7a180

Silly dance, start in Oldale.
No. 1070324 ID: e51896

Fortree City is my choice. with people living in tree houses in a forest full of nature, they should be near a lot of wild pokemon and have more of an understanding to them. They might be more interested in our cause. Start there.

we dance for now. rain maker will be next time as a grand finale
No. 1070326 ID: 4481aa


I agree with Fortree and dancing. As for the dance, any chance you can pull off the Safety Dance?

We can dance if we want to.

We can leave your frienda behind.

'Cuz your friends don't dance, and if they don't dance

Then they're no friends or mine~

No. 1070373 ID: fa3034

We dance! Try to be serious, fail, switch to silly. Laughter is a wonderful wooing tactic.
No. 1070399 ID: 9ea24b
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>Go to Fortree for the youth training session tomorrow
Winona, the Flying Pokemon gym leader, will be in attendance. Incidentally, this is also the place most affected by Houndoom’s trainer murder.

>Dance, serious into silly
Gardevoir’s natural dance style seems to be a mix of ballet and waltz, and you look up some real dance moves on your laptop to practice. After trying to stand on your tiptoes for half an hour, you conclude that you don’t really have the build for ballet. Waltz could work though, and it’s very romantic to step around while face to face with your partner.

You queue up a song and Fly to Gardevoir’s house. He’s waiting for you when you arrive, and you put the laptop down and play classical music at max volume on your built-in speakers before moving to place your hands on his thin hips.

He lets you lead him around the flower garden in a series of simple steps until the song ends. You didn’t accidentally trip on his toes or his dress-skin at all!

The next song that plays is some kind of new wave synth-pop monstrosity that immediately gets your head bobbing and tail wagging.

:pokegarlaugh: What’s this? What are you doing?

:pokeflylove: I’m grooving to the beat! This is a funky fresh song.

:pokegarlaugh: It’s not bad.

Gardevoir lifts his arms and does some gyrating that wouldn’t be out of place in a modern club. You cheer for him and dance hand in hand in the awkward high school prom style of moving asynchronously, but still having fun.

After an hour, Gardevoir drags you down to lie in the cool grass. You carefully put your hands back on his hips and pull him close.

Besides a few long kisses, you refrain from anything too heated. Gardevoir looks like he wants more when you take your laptop and promise to return tomorrow afternoon.

What’s your youth education strategy for tomorrow morning? You already plan to demonstrate Pokemon intelligence.
No. 1070402 ID: dd3fe0


It isn't JUST demonstrating pokemon intelligence. Per the suggestion list here:


It also includes activities to do several things:

1.) Have activities where the youths learn more of what it means to be a pokemon, with special focus on the loss of agency due to the lifestyles pokemon are forced to, in the form of educational games.

2.) Have mixed pokemon/youth activities that involve cognition and communication and coordination and seeing the pokemon as equals to the humans

3.) Have activities where communication various different communication techniques are tried out, presenting possible solutions to many of the earlier difficulties, and showing how different techniques will tend to work better with different pokemon.

So it isn't just, 'you all show off intelligence'. It's play with several four major ways of communicating (text with a dry erase board; text to speech with a laptop; text to speech with some custom mde labelled buttons to make sounds, for the pokemon who can't type correctly due to anatomy; practicing whatever the local human sign language is; coming up with simple body language for 'yes', 'no', 'maybe', and 'the question isn't valid'; and anything else you can think of!) even if you all aren't pro's at all of this stuff yet. The point is to get the youths excited and thinking of solutions rather than leave the status quo.

It's play charades together, with score kept, with the humans having to follow the same rules as pokemon (they're only allowed the syllables hu and man, to drill the point in), with mixed teams, so the youths see pokemon, who should be good at charades due to the experience, as at least as valuable to their team as the other youths.

It's doing clever ideas with 'who wants to pretend to be a pokemon?' and then giving out candy to all the kids, except the ones who are choose to pretend to be pokemon, who get simple healthy unflavored dry rice cakes or similar, and who later have to 'be in a pokeball', which is an area of the floor with tape in the shape of a pokeball, where they have to sit quietly for a while, where the other kids are doing something fun. And then when they're let out of the ball, they have to do inane tasks like hold up a sign or sort something by size and color or pose or similar simple tasks that humans make pokemon do. And when that's over, have a conversation about whether or not this felt fair, and how both the kids having fun and the kids who weren't having fun felt about all of this, and how that is how pokemon who live with humans have to experience the world... and since this is for children and youths, you of course give the kids who missed out a chance to do whatever the fun activity was, so all the kids get to do it and get the candy or whatever by the end.
No. 1070404 ID: dd3fe0


Some more ideas!

Role Reversal: The pokemon give orders to the children, who 'battle' by doing specific body moves. Have this be the first, 'fun' part of the 'being pokemon' bit, before going into some of the less fun stuff.

Emotion Cards: The children and pokemon work together to match emotion cards to each other's body language

Talent show: Pokemon show off talent and interests that have absolutely NOTHING to do with the sorts of things that Humans usually have Pokemon do

Preference test: Pokemon and humans both do a game where they, without speaking, choose between different sorts of objects, food, or activities, to show they have feelings and desires and opinions

Language creation: Expand the emotion cards to be a bigger 'word wall', involving the children in picking words and concepts, working with them and the pokemon to make illustrated words and concepts for pokemon to press; these can be lower tech version of the speaking buttons; even if you can't get some of those figured out or recorded.

Cooperative problem-solving: Rather than just do puzzles, instead, have cooperative problem and puzzle solving tasks, including the pokemon and humans working together at cognitive tasks.

Agency task: Have some activity that the pokemon clearly lead and make the major decisions for, that is specifically fun and involves the kids too, showing the pokemon's autonomy

Home assignment: Assign the kids to observe and write a journal with the help of of any pokemon they have at home, where they work on communciation, coordination, and giving the pokemon at home more agency
No. 1070406 ID: 196206

Remember to include lessons on safely interacting with Pokemon, familiarity doesn't mean accidents can't happen. Being careful with their abilities and sharp parts is important to keep everybody safe and happy.
No. 1070456 ID: 9ea24b
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>Purchased items for all 16 sessions
16 x bag of candy/snacks - 40,000 P
Medium sized dry erase board and markers - 6000 P
Paper and markers - 3000 P

You have 1,216,600 P remaining.

You arrive at the Pokemon Center in Fortree early in the morning to meet Drew and Tracy. Drew explains that he scheduled the event to only last an hour since phones have rotted the youth’s attention spans. This is probably for the best, without the ability to speak, you’re not the most charismatic presenter. You do have your laptop for text-to-speech and the candy as a simple bribe to encourage participation.

You wait anxiously as a range of trainers from Drew’s age to young adulthood trickle in. Total there’s about 20 people, including Winona, who greets Tracy like an old friend.

>Safety message
You wave hello to the crowd and start typing a text to speech paragraph about how to be careful when interacting with Pokemon, especially those with spikes or poisonous skin or any number of hazardous abilities. You see Winona nodding in approval.

>All sorts of Pokemon and human role reversal demonstrations
After several messages laying out your rationale for bringing everyone here, you have time for three activities. First, you decide to go with a demonstration of Swellow showing different emotions that the trainers have to identify, with candy rewards to whoever shouts out the right answer first.

Next you have two volunteers from the crowd come up and have a pseudo battle where their Pokemon are the ones giving them instructions (you relay what the mons are saying). The kids get surprisingly into this one, shouting for their favored team like die-hard sports fans.

Finally you explain that while you were once a human, natural born Pokemon can learn to read and write as well. You’re surprised when a few people speak up and say that their Pokemon are literate (thanks to Gengar’s outreach) and you have them come up to scribble on the whiteboard.

Overall the event goes smoothly and leaves a good impression with all of the trainers. Winona doesn’t have any issues with the material you covered since you focused on Pokemon intelligence rather than changing any established systems.

You visit a different city each morning for the next 15 days, and will only have agency for your afternoon actions.

For your 4th Gardevoir wooing, you’re going to do the ole pining in the rain trick. Where will you find your rain dancer?
A. Weather Institute to find a Castform
B. Recruit a wild Water Pokemon
C. Recruit a Water Pokemon you already know (Walrein or Gyarados)
No. 1070457 ID: 1e6dc3

Meet a new friend, castform
No. 1070458 ID: dd3fe0

You may have to be a little bit more edgy at the next one, focusing a bit more on empathy for lack of pokemon agency. This is a good start. Is there any way you can get more assistance for the presentations, and have them be longer, to do more activities in one setting?
No. 1070459 ID: caf683

C, go see Walrein again!
No. 1070460 ID: dd3fe0

Oh yea

C, Walrein
No. 1070461 ID: f3171e

C. Let's go see Walrein.
No. 1070466 ID: a7a180

A, find a Castform.
No. 1070480 ID: 4481aa

C, Walrein!
No. 1070565 ID: 9ea24b
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>Visit Walrein
If you can carry Aggron across a small cave lake, you can carry Walrein across Hoenn no problem. She knows Hail already, surely Rain Dance won’t be hard to learn.

You Fly north to Shoal Cave, reminiscing on the last time you were here with Stetson. You wonder how that thieving rascal is doing, maybe you’ll track him down when you have a free moment.

You’re surprised when the meandering Spheal recognize you and immediately roll to fetch Walrein. At this time of day, the tide is high and most of the caverns are covered in dark, freezing water.

:pokewalface: Hello Flygon! Where’s that trainer of yours? Lots of shells he could collect today.

:pokeflyface: We beat the Elite Four and that means I’m back to the free mon lifestyle. I wanted to ask a favor, I’m romancing this really cute Gardevoir guy and I wanted to stand in the rain while looking up at him longingly.

:pokewalface: Okay! That doesn’t make a lot of sense to me, but it’s good to have hobbies.

:pokeflyshock: Oh, I mean I came here to ask you to make some rain for me. You know, for the effect. It shouldn’t take more than an hour and I’d really appreciate the favor.

:pokewalface: I should be able to spare that much time away. How do I turn my hail into rain?

Advise Walrein on how to produce liquid instead of solid water from the sky. Depending on your advice, you’ll get varying levels of ice.
No. 1070567 ID: f3171e

Snow is actually soft ice, and water is actually soft snow. Maybe relaxing and thinking soft thoughts will help.

Speaking of romances and soft thoughts, does her cute blubber butt have anyone special she's been seeing?
No. 1070568 ID: dd3fe0

Well, okay. Snow, Hail, Sleet, Rain -- even though these things are different as far as 'pokemon moves that are useful in battle, and the type energy they use', they are less distinct from each when considered as physical phenomena apart from mystical energies. They are all forms of water --precipitation-- falling from the sky. Rain is just sleet warmed up a bit, which is just hail or snow warmed up a bit. So all you have to do is just warm the output of anything you already have which causes precipitation!
No. 1070573 ID: 58dd24

does she know any not ice moves? Is there like a part of the process that turns the cold off?
No. 1070575 ID: a7a180

Keep it suspended, let warm air currents soften it up first. If that doesn't work, try thinking sad thoughts.
No. 1070576 ID: dd3fe0

There's also the idea of excited, fiery, passionate thoughts -- as a conceptual link to excited molecules with more thermal energy -- might do something. Really, we don't actually know the SPECIFIC emotional or emotional/energy/thoughtform link they would need to use, so, uh, try a few?
No. 1070730 ID: 9ea24b
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>Is Walrein seeing anyone?
:pokewalface: Nope.

>Does she know any Water moves?
She knows Surf, which gives you an idea on how to explain things.

:pokeflyface: How do normal rain and hail make you feel?

:pokewalface: I like both, but hail is much more exciting. The little pellets bouncing off my body feel nice and it wakes me up after a slow day.

:pokeflyface: Ah, what if you try thinking slower and more relaxing thoughts then?

Walrein furrows her brow and it starts snowing heavily inside the cave.

:pokeflyshock: That’s good! If we go somewhere warmer I bet the snow will melt into rain. If you keep it suspended, that’ll give it more time to heat up.

You pick up Walrein and carry her all the way to Verdanturf. You get in position in the garden when Walrein hides behind a shrub and summons the weather. She’s getting better at controlling it already, and the thick sleet quickly turns into heavy, extremely localized rainfall.
You take a flower from the garden to hold and pluck the petals from as you get progressively more damp. Gardevoir, no doubt sensing you, comes to the sunny balcony.

:pokeflysad: Oh I am pining. I am pining so hard because my sweet love does not even know I exist. The flower foretold that he loves me not so I am going to stand in this rain and feel bad.

:pokegarwink: Quite the pathetic picture.

:pokeflylove: The voice of my love! What a joyous day!

This goes on for some time until Gardevoir starts laughing and has to go inside to save face. You thank Walrein and take her back home.

You’ll be busy tomorrow morning at another youth education session. You’re planning to stick to the same approach, since it worked fine and avoided conflict.

In the afternoon, you’ll have your final wooing with Gardevoir. You’re planning to have a dinner date with him and need to decide on the menu, your outfit, and any other romantic flourishes.
No. 1070744 ID: f3171e

A little black bowtie that's intended to be classy but makes us look vaguely like a male stripper.
As a well-off accountant and bachelor, Flygon's cooking repertoire is probably a bit stunted by his reliable access to takeout. Make some vegetable and potato stew, that's hard not to mess up.
Gardevoir seems sassy, sassy Pokemon tend to like bitter flavors. Bring some dark chocolate for desert to see if he likes them.
>Romantic flourishes
Gotta have candles!

>Next teaching session
Make sure to bring Smeargal along, she can hang with Tracey and her old pals and play with some kids. Good quality time together.
No. 1070765 ID: 3a16f1

>next teaching lesson?
Something you should probably go over is how to be careful when certain Pokémon sneeze. Not trying to specifically mention Houndoom or what happened to his trainer, but hopefully we can help a situation like that not happen again.
No. 1070767 ID: af7615

It should probably be extended to a short list, for cover and because it seems a good idea. Like: hiccups, sneezing, coughing, perhaps being startled? Perhaps we could also talk about safety drills, like, if you're working with an ice pokemon, what to do if frostbite; if a fire pokemon, practice stop/drop/roll, make sure both trainer and pokemon know where water is, and know stop/drop/roll; maybe do some drills so everyone keeps a level head in an emergency, and so forth.
No. 1070811 ID: dd3fe0


TBH, I don't think we need to be spending time on drills, but I think we can partner with a local safety agency and distribute their pokemon training and interaction safety booklets, if we find genuinely good ones.
No. 1070931 ID: 9ea24b
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>Reinforce the message on Pokemon safety, especially when it comes to involuntary movements and elemental hazards
>Invite Smeargle to hang
You bring Smeargle with you to the next session, and are pleased to find the youth love her drawings, which she sketches on the whiteboard while you type out your messages. Tracy is also happy to see her friend. You have time for one less Pokemon intelligence demonstration since you spend more time on safety.

>Dinner date
You purchase the following items:
One black bowtie - 15,000 P
Vegetable and potato stew (premade) - 5000 P
Dark chocolate - 3000 P
Romantic candles - 15,000 P

You have 1,178,600 P remaining. At the stores, a few young trainers stop you and ask for your autograph. Thanks to your shopping reputation of the past and present educational work, you’re becoming known among the youth!

You wait for late afternoon before you go to Verdanturf. You sit on the grass in the garden, picnic style, and lay out your spread of human food. Gardevoir kneels next to you and sniffs the candles appreciatively.

Gardevoir has been pleased with your wooing efforts, so all you need to do is stick the landing. What do you say to him over dinner and how do you want your first time with him to go?
No. 1070932 ID: ea2afa

I absolutely disagree on the safety thing. We are doing something new. We need to focus like a laser on intelligence, empathy, and agency.
No. 1070934 ID: f3171e

Making sure another tragedy like Houndoom's doesn't happen is important too, and not just to honor his fears and his trainer. All it can take is one tragic accident taken the wrong way to set back years of progress.

He sure is liking that chocolate. Tell him he looks cute when his badass psychic composure breaks.
After the date, take a walk somewhere nice and private and follow his suggestion of a 69. Maybe swap some snowballs.
No. 1070951 ID: dd3fe0


While it IS important, that is not our current mission or mandate or what we have decided to make our goal. It is an extremely obvious goal that, most importantly, other groups and individuals are well positioned to handle and make into their dedicated quest. What we need to do is find someone to delegate THAT mission to (or who is already doing it!), and encourage them to do similar 'pokemon learning days' as us, and not dilute our mission!
No. 1071003 ID: 4481aa

It's irresponsible to teach people that Pokemon are intelligent and empathetic creatures, without also teaching them that they are incredibly powerful and need to be handled with care. Safety is a necessary lesson.

As for what to say to Gardevoir, tell him that seeing his cute smile every day has made these woo'ing attempts more than worth the effort.

Agreed, suck each other off in a 69 position.
No. 1071005 ID: dd3fe0


The point isn't to NOT teach safety... the point is to delegate teaching safety to a different day, with someone else spearheading it!
No. 1071216 ID: 9ea24b
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>Is there someone you can ask to run Pokemon safety training after you’re done with Pokemon intelligence training?
You agree that safety training is important to prevent another accident like Houndoom’s, but you don’t have enough time during your educational sessions to focus on that message. Tracy and Drew are already doing their part, so you’d have to ask another human to help. They’d have to be an adult since school is starting soon.

>Tell Gardevoir he’s cute
:pokeflyface: You’re making me jealous of that chocolate.

:pokegarlaugh: It’s really good. All of this is good, I’m surprised you managed to be romantic.

:pokeflylove: I figured it out in record time because of the incentive of impressing you! I know you’re a cutie underneath all that cool Psychic mon composure and I had to see it for myself.

After you finish eating and clean up the candles and leftovers, you and Gardevour have a long smooching session before moving into the cover of the big tree in the garden.

You lay him backwards over your body and find yourself under the silky canopy of Gardevoir’s dress, face to face with an impressive cock. Gardevoir squeaks when you take him into your mouth as he fumbles to find your dick in the darkness. You show no mercy and Gardevoir has to stuff you into his mouth to muffle his groans.

He’s inexperienced, but you’re easy to please, especially after five days of waiting. Gardevoir splutters around a mouthful of come, making a mess of your belly. You pull out all the tricks you’ve learned from Smeargle to make him orgasm as well.

You’ve completed your wooing of Gardevoir, who you’ll visit in the undescribed evenings every now and then. What would you like to do tomorrow afternoon?
A. Talk to Houndoom
B. Visit Lanette with Drew
C. Visit the daycare to get an egg and/or talk to the Pokemon there
No. 1071218 ID: f3171e

>Human to help with safety education
Winona seemed pleased with our approach. Maybe she would be willing to help with heading the safety side of Pokemon education.

A. We've given Houndoom time to cool off. Now we should talk to him again and give our confession.
No. 1071403 ID: 9ea24b
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>Ask Winona to help with safety education
Sure, you’ll have to put aside time to talk to her but since she approved of your initial training and is pals with Tracy, you feel like you have a good chance of convincing her.

>A, confess you’re a human to Houndoom
>Since you’re going up there, bring Linoone to visit his son
You’ve given Houndoom plenty of time to cool off, which means it’s time to tell him the whole truth about your origins. You tell Linoone that Eevee has hatched, and carry him to the Friendlies Base to meet his kin.

When you arrive, you see Gengar chatting with Eevee with her characteristic grin fixed on her face. Eevee immediately turns to greet the stranger.

:pokeevesmile: Hi mister, I’m Eevee.

:pokelintear: Eevee, I’m your father.

:pokeeveneut: Oh, they told me about you and mother. I’ve been waiting for you to come visit.

While Linoone and Eevee walk away to chat, you face Gengar. She’s no longer surrounded by a miasma of negative emotions, with a face that suggests mischief instead of existential despair.

:pokeflyface: Gengar! Are you feeling better?

:pokegensmile: I’d say I’m 90% back to normal and I’ve seen Houndoom out and about more as well. This little ball of fluff has really energized the camp.

:pokeflyshock: Oho, don’t give Eevee all the credit, I’ve been giving Houndoom life advice and cheering him up. I’m actually here to see him.

:pokegenwink: Be my guest.

What do you say to Houndoom?
No. 1071404 ID: f3171e

I think having Eevee around helped Gengar more than anyone. She loves having someone to mentor.

Tell Houndoom about how you were turned into a little dirt bug by Jirachi, but not about how you're supposed to cheer him up. Might make him feel like it was less genuine. Being human is why you can communicate with humans.
No. 1071411 ID: 4481aa

Convey your feelings through the only medium that can fully express them: RAP!

"Yo! My name's Flygon and I'm here to say, I used to be a human back many a day..."

...Actually, that's stupid. Just talk to him about how Jirachi turned you into a 'mon a while back, and how your human past gives you a different perspective on things. Then reassert that he didn't do anything wrong.
No. 1071416 ID: 6a1eb2

You need to prep the scene and the situation with Gengar some. Maybe make some herbal or berry tea or something, something calming, and invite them to sit and talk privately because you have something serious and kind of heavy to tell them. They should have a rough idea that you are going to come clean with something and are a bit nervous about telling them, and want to remove outside distractions, stressors, etc. from the mix.
No. 1071479 ID: 9ea24b
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>Do you need to involve Gengar?
You confessed to Gengar and Salamence a long time ago, so you only need to worry about Houndoom.

>Herbal tea
You Fly back to Mauville to buy a cup of calming tea at negligible cost and return to base to fetch Houndoom. He requests you sit in his den to talk this time, and doesn’t question where you got the tea. The smell of the drink mingles with that of pine sap as you settle onto the raised floor.

>Confess via rap
Sadly, this calls for a more serious touch.

>Don’t bring up how it’s your duty to make him feel better
:pokeflyface: Houndoom, I want to tell you something very important. This may sound strange, but I was a human until a few months ago. Jirachi turned me into a Trapinch because it was my wish to, er, get closer to Pokemon.

:pokeflyface: I was the one who taught Gengar how to read and write, and I’ve been communicating with Stetson via writing instead of elaborate pantomime. I was never a trainer myself and from my perspective I can tell you never meant to hurt your trainer.

:pokeflylove: I think you’re a nice guy and deserve happiness and love.


:pokeflypanik: Have some more tea. I hope you’re not upset that I lied to you.

:pokedoomshock: No…I’m surprised you don’t hate me.

:pokeflyshock: Houndoom you’re a sweetheart! Once I learned the truth I could never hate you, and I’m sure Gengar and Salamence will agree.

You can now organize a meeting between Salamence, Gengar, and Houndoom to openly discuss everyone’s feelings. Once you do, Salamence’s wish will be considered complete.

What would you like to do tomorrow afternoon? You want to give Houndoom a break for at least a day.
A. Visit Stetson and see how he’s doing
B. Visit Lanette with Drew
C. Visit Winona with Tracy and ask her to hold safety trainings for trainers
No. 1071486 ID: f3171e

A. See how the kid and his team have been doing.
No. 1071487 ID: 4481aa

A, check on Stetson! See what's he's up to now.
No. 1071489 ID: 918cdb

Encourange Espeon to visit her beautiful baby. She will be so proud her Eevee makes everyone so happy.
No. 1071500 ID: a7a180

No. 1071541 ID: b04e3d

C! Do the safety training help thing!
No. 1071656 ID: 9ea24b
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>Visit Stetson
You bet that rascal is out camping or winning more Pokemon contests. You want to check on him and Sceptile and the other mons to see what their plans are when school starts.

After you finish your morning training, you text Stetson to ask where he is. You wait an hour but don’t get a response, so you text Drew to see if he knows.

:pokeflyface: Hi Drew, what’s Stetson up to these days? I’m trying to get a hold of him but he isn’t responding.

:pokekid2frown: I haven’t heard from him in a while either. I think he had an accident about a week ago?

:pokeflypanik: What?!

:pokekid2frown: Yeah, if that’s true then he should be home in Littleroot. I’m not going to tell you his address but you’ll run into a mon who knows him if you go to that area.

You immediately bid Smeargle farewell and Fly southwest to Littleroot. It’s a big town despite the name, and you spend ages hovering around hoping that you see someone you recognize. There are hordes of Pokemon this close to the sea and they mostly brush you off when you try to ask about Stetson. Eventually you land in a tree, discouraged.

:pokepelfrown: Did you hear about the accident?

:pokeflyshock: Whoa hi Pelipper, I didn’t see you there. Yeah, Drew told me, what happened to Stetson?

:pokepelfrown: We were out hiking when he got shoved pretty hard by something we couldn’t see. Broke his right arm and cracked some of his ribs.

:pokeflypanik: That’s terrible! Can I go see him? Is he okay?

:pokepelfrown: He’s fine, but his parents have him at home and they’ve been fighting about whether to keep his Pokemon outside of their balls since we make a mess of the house, which is why I’m out here. Also his parents are worried because we don’t know if whatever attacked him will do it again.
No. 1071659 ID: f3171e

That sounds like an attack by a psychic type. I'm guessing Deoxys is out for revenge. If so, we've got some trouble on our hands, cause he's just as much of a raid boss as Groudon was.

Ask Pelipper to call his other mon out to discuss this.
No. 1071660 ID: 273c18

Well obviously we need to find who did it. Detecting invisible things is a job for a psychic pokemon. Although, if the invisible 'mon is Dark type that won't help. Do we know of any pokemon who are especially good at this sort of thing? Or should we just try asking Gardevoir for help?

also, have they considered not making a mess of the house?

We should probably talk to Stetson first. Maybe he heard/smelled/felt something that could give us a clue?
No. 1071662 ID: 19ea25

Ghost types can also go invisible, along with Latias and Latios.
No. 1071666 ID: a7a180

Any more details about the attack, whether it was something fast or invisible? The legendaries seemed like they were above petty mortal affairs. Where were you hiking?
As one of his Pokemon technically, put in a good word for keeping them out of the balls, maybe help teach them to help care for Stetson and clean up.
No. 1071668 ID: f3171e

Latios didn't seem to care too much beyond releasing Deoxys as per their deal. We haven't spoken with Latias yet. Might be someone to talk to if we want to take a more diplomatic and investigative approach.
No. 1071725 ID: 273c18

Wait a minute... is this Unseen Force?
No. 1071837 ID: 2c1245

This is serious bad news! We could ask our psycic friend if she can figure out what happened!
No. 1071849 ID: 273c18

To elaborate: Unseen Force is the name used for the mysterious entity in the PMD games that ejects you from a floor of the dungeon if you've been there too long.
No. 1071882 ID: 9ea24b
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>Unseen Force
Is not present in the quest, since there are no dungeons.

>Have they tried not wrecking the house?
:pokepelfrown: Aggron is so heavy he damages the flooring by walking on it, Torkoal fills confined spaces with smoke, Glalie makes the whole house frigid, Sceptile sheds leaves and pollen, and we’re all too big for standard doorways. It isn’t a space designed for Pokemon for extended periods.

>Where were they hiking?
:pokepelface: We were doing the Sootopolis ridge hike.

>Did she and Stetson’s other Pokemon see anything?
:pokepelfrown: No, but it was cloudy. We didn’t feel wind from anything speeding past and a mon going that fast would have injured Stetson much worse.

>A Ghost or Psychic type?
You don’t know of any Ghost Pokemon who have a grudge against Stetson, but you do know three Legendary Psychic Pokemon who might still be upset about the kid catching Deoxys. You could get confirmation by tracking Latios or Latias down with Absol, or asking Gardevoir if he can sense any ill intent around Stetson.

>The Legendaries are above petty mortal affairs
You would hope so, but you doubt it.

You have a good lead that you can pursue now (via Gardevoir or Absol) or you can talk to Stetson and his parents. What do you do this evening?
No. 1071890 ID: a7a180

Pursue lead with Gardevoir.
No. 1071891 ID: f3171e

Pursue the Eon twins with Absol to ask about Deoxys.
No. 1071955 ID: e51896

Ask to speak with Stetson. He'll be happy to see a friend visit him after what he went through
No. 1072015 ID: 9ea24b
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>Tie, random selection: Find Latios or Latias with Absol
>Also a random choice for who of the three hurt Stetson: Result hidden
You say bye to Pelipper and promise her you’ll solve the mystery of who attacked Stetson. You have a plan to finally use Absol’s danger sense to find the roaming Legendaries, and you head to the Friendlies Base.

After a brief greeting via quickie, you tell Absol the day has come to use his powers while Flying to detect an incoming high velocity dragon. He enthusiastically agrees and climbs on top of you for the second time that day.

>Guaranteed success
Absol directs you around and shrieks whenever you change elevation suddenly to a better vantage point. Eventually, while you’re above Rustboro, he gets excited and urges you toward the easternmost edge of the city.

:pokeabsface: Right here, peak collision point.

>Latios or Latias check: Latias
It’s getting dark and you’re tired from your long day of Flying, but you still perk up at the blast of air across your face when the Eon sister brakes sharply in front of you.

:pokelatiaface: Whoa!

She has a sweet face and bright yellow eyes. What do you say to Latias?
No. 1072017 ID: f3171e

Start by introducing ourselves and ask if she knows Deoxys, so we can see from how she reacts how she feels about Deoxys.

There's not much use trying to hide intentions from a psychic type. Tell her a human friend was injured after he was pushed by an unseen force, and we're investigating because it might be related to some bad decisions surrounding Deoxys.

Whether it's Deoxys doing it or not, it's probably the inciting incident.
No. 1072021 ID: cb3f52

Greet her, and Tell her that you're not mad or anything, but your trainer was attacked the other day and wanted to find out who did that. You think one possibility might be it had something to do with him catching Deoxys, and if it was, you'd like to request not to hurt him again please. He learned his lesson, and was okay with Deoxys escaping, and you'd like to apologize on his behalf.

Let her know you aren't just asking this request for Stetson's safety, but Deoxys and Latios' safety too, as you have a pokemon friend who had accidentally killed their trainer, and is in hiding from people hunting them for revenge, and you don't want that to happen to her brother and her friend if they continue to go after Stetson, as you're trying to educate peace, understanding, and safety between pokemon and humans.
No. 1072025 ID: a7a180

Woah, pretty, er pretty fast I mean!
No. 1072027 ID: 273c18

Tell her she's cute! But you're here on business. Explain that a human associate of yours was possibly assaulted by Deoxys or one of Deoxys's friends, and could it please not happen again? You're willing to make a deal. If she didn't do it, could she find out who did so you can talk to them?
No. 1072126 ID: 9ea24b
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>Let slip that she’s cute
:pokeflypanik: Pretty! Er, I mean, pretty fast. You sure are good at flying.

:pokelatiaface: Thank you, I love flying. Take care of yourself and have a good night.

:pokeflypanik: Wait, I’m here to talk to you. My friend deliberately led me here so we’d run into each other.

>Introduce yourself and explain the situation
:pokeflyface: I’m Flygon and this is Absol, my trainer was injured by an invisible force a few days ago and I think it was because he caught Deoxys.

:pokeflyshock: I’m sorry that my trainer caused Deoxys distress, and I understand if he’s still upset, but my trainer doesn’t want to catch any more Legendary Pokemon and I’d prefer if he wasn’t attacked in the future.

:pokeflyface: I met your brother Latios when he came to rescue Deoxys and he seemed like a nice guy. You can look into my mind to see that I’m honest, you can mediate a deal for Stetson’s safety and I promise Stetson he won’t cause any more trouble.

:pokelatiaface: We can make a deal.

:pokeflyshock: That’s great! When can you get Latios and Deoxys together for a meeting?

:pokelatiaface: I pushed your human. We can make a deal right here, what are you offering?

You’re alarmed that such a sweet, curvaceous lady would shove a child, but you’re glad you’re going to save time by cutting a deal now. You rattle off your valuables and Latias chooses what she wants.
A. Your credit card (you will lose access to the rest of your money)
B. Hey wait a second, this is a huge rip-off, you’re not taking this deal!
No. 1072129 ID: 273c18

B. Latias you can't even use the credit card what are you doing
Tell her if she wants you to buy things for her, you can do that. Is she looking for something in particular?

...does she just want *A* credit card? For novelty's sake? You can get a new one if she doesn't need to use the money associated with it. (report the card lost/stolen)
No. 1072131 ID: eb0c4a

B. What’s the deal for anyway? Why would you keep pushing him?
No. 1072136 ID: 8f9bc4

How about a counter-offer? We don't devote every fiber of our being to getting Latias, Latios and Deoxys all pokeballed the hard way for attacking our friend, a completely helpless human who has been nothing but kind to pokemon thus far, breaking his ribs for no reason. In exchange, she doesn't expect us to pay her off not to cripple more children. What the fuck lady?
No. 1072139 ID: e51896

Can she actually prove she pushed Stetson and not just lying so she can scam us?

Best way to find out: ask WHERE she pushed Stetson. We never told her it was at the Sootopolis ridge hike
No. 1072140 ID: 4481aa

B, Counter-offer: Don't fuck with the kid, or you'll tattle to his dad, who is a former champion. Wouldn't be hard for a guy like him to round up your roaming legendary squad and toss your asses in the PC if he wanted.
No. 1072161 ID: dd3fe0


Yea, asked in what location (both on the body and where they were when it happened) that she pushed Stetson.

I smell a scam...
No. 1072162 ID: f72b35

>Latias you can't even use the credit card 
She could order something online or she can refract light around her body to alter her appearance to look like a human (which is something that she can do according to an in game Pokédex entry and the movie Pokémon Heroes).

>Ask for proof
She's psychic. She can read our mind to find out the details if she wants.
No. 1072169 ID: f3171e

B. Question her about why she pushed him. And don't threaten here right now, she's way stronger than you dumb dumb.
No. 1072174 ID: 42d543

Okay, okay, so be thinking of either something really really annoying (your memory of smelling a durianfruit?), or possibly just the wrong answer, while you ask questions she will have incentive to read your mind for the answers to!
No. 1072261 ID: 9ea24b
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>Why would Latias want a credit card?
Presumably to use to purchase things, though you get the sense that she’s trying to hit you where it hurts intentionally.

>Ask for proof it was her while thinking of something else so she can’t read your mind
:pokelatiaface: It was a boy with a Pelipper, Sceptile, Glalie, Aggron, and Torkoal hiking in Sootopolis.

>Be outraged, but not too outraged because she could easily beat you up
:pokeflymad: Why would you even hurt Stetson? Latios released Deoxys, everything worked out and we could have left each other alone.

:pokelatiaface: I don’t like humans who attack my friends. I don’t like Pokemon who are actually humans either, which is why I’d like all of your money.

:pokeflymad: How about a counter-offer? If you don’t leave my friend alone I’ll get his dad to put your ass in the–

:pokeabspanik: Let’s go home Flygon! It’s late and I-I forgot I have to tidy up my den today and I sure don’t want to sleep in a messy den.

Absol digs his claws into your back and you take the hint that threatening Latias is a bad idea. You clamp your mouth shut and Latias nods politely to you before zooming away.

You seethe on the way home after you drop off Absol. The one bright spot is that the Legendary Pokemon are well aware of their autonomy which means you’re not going to worry about educating them in the future.

What do you do tomorrow afternoon?
A. Have the final Houndoom talk session with Salamence and Gengar
B. Visit Lanette with Drew
C. Talk to Stetson and Brendan about Latias
No. 1072262 ID: f3171e

C. It's an urgent issue that they take precautions.

This might be a chance to get Houndoom back on the humans' good side though, if we can get the Friendlies' help saving Stetson. So we can keep that in mind.
No. 1072266 ID: daccfd

A. Stetson is safe at home for now with his father. We can delay talking to them until next time.

Lets talk to Houndoom and the friendlies one last time. If everything works out, we can tell them about Latias and probably get their help to protect Stetson.
No. 1072270 ID: a7a180

C. Brendan may have (or at least know) a team capable of handling this.
No. 1072282 ID: e4a3dc

I wonder if we might be able to ask her brother to get her to back off. Latias is particularly free spirited though, and that might be a waste of time
No. 1072283 ID: 4481aa

C for sure. The sooner you tell them, the sooner they can start taking steps to prevent future troubles.
No. 1072353 ID: f59d42

C.It's going to be hard to improve human/pokemon relations with Legendarys that think they can just attack humans without consequence.
No. 1072356 ID: 19ea25

C: It's also clear we might be a target in the future as well.
No. 1072506 ID: 9ea24b
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>C, this needs to be addressed now
You’re worried Latias will go after both you and Stetson now that you’ve snubbed her and want to get Brendan’s support as soon as possible.

You Fly around Littleroot until you encounter Pelipper again, who leads you to Stetson’s house. Once inside you see what’s become of the poor kid, his right arm is in a cast and he’s dozing upright on the couch with a pillow leaned against his chest. You spot Sceptile and Glalie in the backyard through the window, but there’s no sign of his other Pokemon.

You nudge Stetson awake and he calls for his dad so that you can all sit down and explain what you’ve learned. Stetson has already told his dad about catching Deoxys and after your story Brendan sighs and buries his face in his hands.

:pokekidfrown: What’s wrong dad? You caught Legendary Pokemon before, you could catch Latias and tell her to stop being a bully.

:pokedadface: That was 20 years ago, they don’t tolerate it the same way now. Latias, Deoxys, and Latios are particularly defensive of each other since they’re legal at the Battle Frontier.

>You can’t put Latias in the PC
In accordance with your choice to leave the PC alone, you can’t take any actions that would put Legendary Pokemon in storage, since that triggers the energy overload glitch. It doesn’t sound like Brendan wants anything to do with catching her anyway.

What do you do about Latias?
A. Find Latios and Deoxys and ask them to make Latias chill

B. Give her your money and have Stetson apologize (Brendan will refund half your money)

C. Assemble a Pokemon team to fight her (you can recruit Pokemon from trainers you know) and catch Latias yourself (you’d keep her in a ball outside of the PC indefinitely)
No. 1072507 ID: a7a180

Would A even work? They'd probably just have different terms. Stetson should apologize... but you know what, I need to know what changed about Latias. A, go talk to them.
No. 1072528 ID: e51896

A. there's no garantee that latias will stop hurting stetson if we do B, and I don't really want to catch her as Latios and Deoxys will just come after us to try to release her.
No. 1072538 ID: f3171e

So Brendan knows them personally, maybe? And they weren't so hardcore before. Something must have happened.

I agree. B. assumes Latias would even uphold her end of the bargain, which I doubt. It was just a way to make us hurt. C. would require defeating and catching all three of them, and probably a deadly Latios-Deoxys double battle.

A. is the way to go, I think, Flygon isn't a fighter at heart. Starting with Latios, he seemed the most level headed of the bunch. If Brendan knows them personally, maybe he should be present to talk to him?
No. 1072539 ID: 4ef0bf

Let's do aggressive negotions. Pokeball Latias then use her as bait for the other two. Either they back off or we ball them all. Evil monologue and twirly mustache optional. Oddly the friendlies might actually let their base be used for the ambush since they do care about hum-mon relations. Show that no human or mon is above justice!
No. 1072542 ID: dd3fe0

No. 1072545 ID: 273c18

There's no downside to A aside from wasting time. Let's try that first.
No. 1072553 ID: 5cca99

A sincerity is the best policy
No. 1072599 ID: f59d42

There are realistically only two options. Lets go with A now and if that doesn't work out the second option is to capture all three of them and then just like lock them in a safe.
No. 1072600 ID: 273c18

I'll just state for the record that I'm against doing anything drastic on our own. There are likely human-led organizations set up to handle legendaries that start attacking humans. There might even be pokemon organizations set up to discourage conflict between humans and pokemon. The Friendlies are something like that, even-- they de-escalate situations by releasing unhappy pokemon from trainers. Maybe we can try to find more organized pokemon groups later on?
No. 1072613 ID: 9ea24b
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>A, talk it out and keep your money
If you can find Latios and Deoxys and explain the situation, you’re sure they’ll see sense and mediate things with Latias. The issue is that both of those mons are difficult to track down. You can find Latios through Absol, although you might run into Latias again, and Deoxys is a total mystery after you scared him away from his previous hiding spot. You’ll figure that out later.

You tell Brendan and Stetson your plan, then stop by to say hello to the other Pokemon around the house before you return home for the evening.

You and Stetson aren’t in any imminent danger, so you can take a day off to work on other tasks. What would you like to do tomorrow afternoon?
A. Final session with Houndoom
B. Visit the daycare and educate the Pokemon there
C. Talk to Winona with Tracy
No. 1072614 ID: 273c18

No. 1072618 ID: a7a180

No. 1072623 ID: f3171e

A. Let's help the goodest boy and his friends.
No. 1072731 ID: 9ea24b
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>Finish Houndoom’s redemption
You buy four cups of relaxing tea in preparation for the emotional event and Fly to the Friendlies base to collect the three leaders.

First you find Salamence talking to a new recruit and have to wait until he’s done to whisper your plan, then you find Houndoom eating a berry under a tree and chaperone him to the quiet spot where Salamence is waiting. When they start fidgeting and avoiding each other’s gaze, you sternly hand them each a cup of tea and order them to stay.

Gengar grins from spiky ear to ear when she hears the news that Houndoom’s ready to talk. She swoops through you to get to the meeting faster, which leaves you with an awful chill that the tea can’t quite chase away.

:pokeflyface: Everyone, I hope you’ve noticed how hard Houndoom has been working to improve himself. He has something very important that he’d like to tell you.

:pokedoomface: I loved my trainer and killing him was an accident. I’ve been bitter towards the humans who hunted me afterwards, but if I hadn’t killed my trainer I probably would have stayed with him for the rest of my life.

:pokedoompain: I’m sorry for not telling you both the full truth sooner. I’m sorry for taking you away from your trainer Salamence.

:pokesalsad: Houndoom, I’ve never regretted that. Not ever.

:pokegendrama: What betrayal! What intrigue!

:pokegenwink: I’m not mad, thank you for sharing, I love you.

:pokedoomshock: I-I, you really, Gengar I thought you really hated–oh, I feel a bit silly now.

:pokesalsmile: Houndoom, I can’t even say how happy I am that you trusted us enough to share the truth. You’re our friend and we care about how you feel and your history.

:pokegenhype: Yes, thank goodness you’ve confessed and now can socialize like a normal mon. With all of us in peak form we’ll be the strongest and greatest rescue team in Hoenn!

You feel a great sense of joy, relief, and accomplishment. The three Friendlies leaders are hugging and laughing together, and you slip away to give them privacy.

You’ve finally fulfilled all of the wishes that Jirachi assigned to you! What would you like to do tomorrow afternoon? Also decide if you ever want to get an egg from the daycare to raise with Smeargle.
A. Talk to Winona with Tracy (should be a quick request)
B. Search for Latios with Absol (50% of encountering Latias instead)
C. Visit the daycare and educate the Pokemon there (and get an egg if you want an egg)
No. 1072733 ID: e5709d

As for eggs, wait until another 'accident'.
No. 1072735 ID: 8f9bc4

You'll need to find a nice bug/dragon girl before you can have an "accident." On that note, Smeargle needs a field pokemon if she wants an egg. Maybe a nice absol, or a furret?

What do you need to talk with Winona about again?
No. 1072742 ID: f3171e

Winona was going to help educate on Pokemon Safety.
I'm not sure if Absol likes girls, but maybe he'd be willing to do a bisexual sandwich to help us with egging the gf. It'd be nicer to have the father be one of our lovers instead of a Ditto clone.

A. Winona is also a Flying expert, and probably knows people in aviation. Maybe she can help you with tracking where Latios frequents, so you can find him specifically? Ask her about it while we're there.
No. 1072744 ID: 4d9a3a

A for this reason
No. 1072750 ID: f59d42

I'm ok with Absol daddy, and if he's not okay with it there's Linoone, Houndoom and I guess Grumpig, why go to a ditto when we have options of friends. On our side thou if we wanna do the deed we gonna need to make new dragon or bug friends.
And speaking of sex with us are we still trying for the fire chicken I forget?

No. 1072752 ID: a7a180

Dittos exist, Smeargle is a nice girl. C, yes.
No. 1072753 ID: 2a82d3


All this talk about finding a nice dragon girl is starting to make me think about Latias having a tsudere crush on you. That this backfired on you is so obvious you're under no obligation to date her, but ngl it be cute if her spitefulness is explained by a healthier-than-normal interest in humans. A "human fetish" is taboo for pokemon, and she knows it.
No. 1072806 ID: 9ea24b
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>Yes to eggs, but you don’t want the other parent to be a Ditto
There are plenty of male Pokemon you know that you could ask to mate with Smeargle, including Absol, Houndoom, Blaziken, Linoone, or Grumpig. You’d have to mate with a female Flygon to produce a Trapinch egg, so a Ditto might be easier in your case.

>Is Latias tsundere for you? Does she have a love-hate thing with humans?
You could ask, though she’d probably be mad if you were wrong.

>A, get Winona to help with Pokemon safety training
You’re banking on the hope that she’ll sympathize with your cause since Houndoom’s accident happened near her gym. Tracy schedules a private appointment with Winona and after you laboriously write your entire life story, Winona agrees to help educate the trainers who come through her gym about the occupational hazards of Pokemon.

You can ask for one bonus favor from Winona.
A. Ask her to put in a good word with the Elite Four about what a nice lad you are
B. Ask her to put in a good word with Lanette about what a nice lad you are
C. Ask for help locating Latios
No. 1072823 ID: a7a180

I'm glad the gym leader who hosts her battles on giant elevated platforms is so safety-conscious.
B, we weren't an accessory to kidnapping an elite four member after all.
No. 1072826 ID: 22e4ff

No. 1072827 ID: f3171e

C. We've barely interacted with the E4 to get a bad rep with them, and Lanette is a dweeb. Eyes on the prize, helping our little bro Stetson.
No. 1072836 ID: 273c18

B. You know about the secret glitch, so eventually for the good of pokemon-human peace you're going to want to bring it up with her to find out if you can help with a solution. Like, maybe you can broker an official peace agreement with some legendaries in exchange for the PC system refusing to store them and some general agreement of trainers not capturing them against their will?
No. 1072854 ID: 196206

We've been told already we can't change our minds and try to solve the PC issue, so there's not much point in going to talk to Lanette.
No. 1072870 ID: 273c18

The choice was between rebelling or not, using the PC glitch information as a weapon if we rebelled. This is not that.
In fact, tippler said we could talk to Lanette about the glitch if we wanted.
No. 1072874 ID: 9ea24b
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>B, you have the worst relationship with Lanette and could use the PR boost
You haven’t given up on making a deal with Lanette, you’ve just been…busy. It’s all about getting the low hanging fruit from tasks that don’t involve a lady who has legitimate reasons to resent you for your association with Gengar. Maybe you can make an agreement based around your knowledge of the PC glitch? It’s hard to know how accommodating she’ll be when you’ve talked to her exactly once in your life.

What would you like to do tomorrow afternoon? You’re kind of in a horny mood.
A. Search the desert area for a female Flygon to woo

B. Visit the daycare to see how the non-Ditto Pokemon there live

C. Ask an acquaintance (pick one from those listed in the previous update) to breed Smeargle. You’ll have to make a convincing argument to the mons you haven’t romanced if you want a threesome, though all will be okay with fucking Smeargle solo.
No. 1072875 ID: a7a180

A. You’ve been one before, and it was fun.
No. 1072877 ID: f3171e

C. Ask Absol. If he's not there, we can ask Salamence about female dragons who may be interested in experiencing eggnancy, and give him some pep talking about romancing Houndoom if he still needs it.
No. 1072878 ID: f3171e

Not there or not into it, I mean.
No. 1072907 ID: f59d42

Man I really wanna see what life for non dittos is like at a day care but like only a little.

C. Lets make some egg with Absol, if we ever want another then we can go find a flygon gal.
No. 1072982 ID: 9ea24b
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>Ask Absol to bone Smeargle
After clarifying your plan with Smeargle and getting her enthusiastic buy-in, you both head to the Friendlies Base to find Absol.

>Salamence encounter check: Failure
You’re in the mood to dispense advice on love and want to give Salamence a pep talk on how to romance Houndoom now that the Dark dog has rejoined society, but you don’t see Salamence around. Darn.

Thankfully, you find Absol snoozing in a patch of sun on top of a big boulder and explain your request, making it clear he can say yes or no and neither response will change your relationship with him.

:pokeflyface: Well, it’ll change how often I see you over for dinner if you say yes, since I assume you’ll want to spend time with the kid.

:pokeflyshock: But also you don’t have to if you don’t want to! We can keep the father a secret.

:pokeabsblush: So you want me to have sex with your girlfriend and get her pregnant while you participate.

:pokeflylove: Yep!

:pokeabsblush: That’s cool with me, though I don’t think I want to play an active parent role. Hi Smeargle, we might have seen each other in passing but I’ve never introduced myself, I’m Absol.

:pokesmerhap: Hi Absol, nice to meet you.

You help Smeargle and Absol cuddle and slowly get comfortable with each other. You give both advice on what the other likes and work the pair into a steamy mess with your long tongue until they’re eager to breed. Absol is gentle with the painter compared to how he likes to fuck you, and you praise both of them once they’re done.

You fetch some berries as refreshments and keep a close eye on Smeargle’s belly. An hour passes and she swells like a ripe fruit. You’re a little worried, but Smeargle says it doesn’t hurt and lays the egg with ease.

You have a beautiful green patterned egg! Smeargle plans to keep it in her den until it hatches in five days.

What would you like to do tomorrow afternoon?
A. Visit Lanette with Drew (What do you say to her?)
B. Search for Latios with Absol (50% of encountering Latias instead)
C. Visit the daycare to see how the non-Ditto Pokemon there live
No. 1072986 ID: f3171e

A. I had a thought. Latios and Latias' attitudes changed since Brendan knew of them, and Latias apparently hates humans now. We know a legendary in the PC system caused the glitch. These two events seem to line up.

Since we can talk about the glitch with Lanette and only Lanette, let's talk with her about it and maybe find out who Latias is actually pissed off at. Drew might have some ideas on the situation too.
No. 1073000 ID: 273c18


Good idea, I'll support that. It'll make for a good segueway into finding out if you can help fix or prevent the glitch.
No. 1073025 ID: a7a180

Time for C.

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