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1049788 No. 1049788 ID: 9ea24b

Gen 1 thru 3 mainline Pokemon and mystery dungeon red rescue team nostalgia quest. Potentially NSFW.

Discussion: https://questden.org/kusaba/questdis/res/135483.html
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No. 1054030 ID: 25e273

B. seems the most important.
No. 1054031 ID: b7f4e1

B. it's good to be nice, and maybe you'll learn something!
No. 1054044 ID: a7a180

No. 1054051 ID: b19d77

C. If we're gonna befriend Sealeo might as well do it without having to lose yet another fight, if Gengar is going to ban Aurora Beam might as well do it now because they might never have a chance to win again.
No. 1054052 ID: 629f2e

C, Sealeo
No. 1054053 ID: e51896

C. Does she have another match coming up after beating you? maybe you can watch it before/after seeing Sealeo.
No. 1054057 ID: e5eaad

C. Befriend Sealo.
No. 1054058 ID: adf76d

No. 1054059 ID: 19ea25

C: Lets befriend our icy little friend.
No. 1054060 ID: dd15aa

Not so little anymore! But still a cute.
No. 1054062 ID: a9af05

No. 1054101 ID: 9ea24b
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>Talk to Sealeo and Salamence at the same time
You won’t be able to get as deep into sensitive topics, but this way you can be a good sport to Sealeo and see if Salamence has given Houndoom a massage.

>Salamence spicy deets check: Failure
The dragon remains stubbornly silent despite your leading questions about a certain bottle of oil. Guess he’s not as comfortable talking about this as you thought.

>Sealeo friend check: Success!
That saves you a lot of trouble, and it’s a relief to know that you’re getting along well with Sealeo after the rough battles of the past. Sealeo can now be romanced or talked into exciting schemes.

How would you like to fight Breloom?
A. Use Espeon so you don’t need the Revive (the crowd won’t like this)

B. Fight Breloom alone, with the Revive (the crowd feels neutral)

C. Fight without any extra help (if you win the crowd will be happy and if you lose Breloom will become your good friend)
No. 1054102 ID: a7a180

B. If at first you don't succeed, fight, fight again.
No. 1054103 ID: e51896

No. 1054104 ID: dd15aa

C. our odds weren't terrible last time, let's give it one more honest go.
No. 1054114 ID: bbb04b

C, but warn her ahead of time that you're not holding anything back - you like to think you're getting better at the "Friendly" part of "Team Friendlies," but you're also overdue for a win, dang it!
No. 1054120 ID: 19ea25

C: No guts no glory!
No. 1054121 ID: 02e7e9

B, you know we wanna hear how the massage oil went over
No. 1054122 ID: aafca5


Grass moved are neutral on us now so it’s actually a fair fight
No. 1054148 ID: 9ea24b
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>C, you almost beat her last time
Well you were a little farther than just getting the status effect placed on Breloom, you would also need a 25% roll for getting a turn of full paralysis. Still entirely possible.

>Speed tie
Since you and Breloom are the same speed, it’ll be a toss up each turn for who goes first. It still takes three Headbutts from her and four Dragon Breaths from you to knock each other out.

>Turn 1
>Speed check: Failure, Breloom goes first
>Breloom: Headbutt
>Flinch avoidance check (70% chance success): Success
>Vibrava: Dragon Breath (30% chance to paralyze, failure)
Uh oh, things already aren’t looking too great.

>Turn 2
>Speed check: Failure, Breloom goes first
>Breloom: Headbutt
>Flinch avoidance check (70% chance success): Success
>Vibrava: Dragon Breath (30% chance to paralyze, success!)
You manage to paralyze Breloom! Her movements stiffen, giving you the speed advantage. If she’s incapacitated next turn, you’ll win.

>Turn 3
>Vibrava: Dragon Breath
>Full Paralysis check (25% success): Failure
>Gengar stops the fight

You can’t help but be disappointed that your noble stand didn’t work, though you’ve earned Breloom’s respect and friendship for fighting on equal footing. Breloom gains two Levels, making you the weakest of the tournament competitors once more. Breloom also learns Sky Uppercut, which would be a very good move to ban in the future.

What would you like to do tomorrow morning? The kid is still a 25% chance encounter and you have a bad feeling the next time you cross paths with him the thread will end on a nasty cliffhanger.
A. Flight practice with Salamence
B. Dig for treasure/collect food for trading (allows you to visit Tracy in the afternoon)
C. Visit Kirlia and your apartment
No. 1054149 ID: bf9b7c

C. It might be our last chance if The Kid is getting serious.
No. 1054153 ID: e51896


>you have a bad feeling the next time you cross paths with him the thread will end on a nasty cliffhanger.

he got his hands on a masterball, didn't he?
No. 1054154 ID: a7a180

Still would be a strange thing to throw at a Vibrava.
C. Get your stuff, and maybe you'll find something that refreshes your memory and maybe hints at your cosmic purpose.
No. 1054207 ID: 4ddfd2

C. Make sure your things won't get thrown away. And bring your sign.
Ask Espeon if she wants to come, she and Kirlia could work together to locate Jirachi.
No. 1054275 ID: 9ea24b
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>C, get your stuff
Better now than later.

>Bring your sign
Of course, you don’t leave home without it.

>Bring Espeon?
She doesn’t want to risk going to a more populated area like Verdanturf. You could bring Kirlia to visit Espeon sometime.

>Kid avoidance check (75% success): Success
You make it to Kirlia’s neighborhood safely. Right, the plan was to have him open your apartment window with telekinesis.

>Kirlia outdoors check: Success
Luckily for you, Kirlia is at his normal spot in the front yard.

:pokevibsmile: Hi Kirlia! How’s it going?

:pokekirface: I’m fine.

:pokevibface: Hey I figured out that Jirachi is the one doing weird wish-based shenanigans to me, thanks for your help with that.

:pokekirface: Jirachi? Oh you’re in trouble, I’ve heard she’s terrible at doing her job.

:pokevibfrown: Ahhhhhhhhh well hopefully I can go meet her and make sure I don’t explode if I don’t fulfill everyone’s wishes.

:pokekirglare: I can tell you want me to help with that and with breaking into your apartment. I’ll admit you did me a big favor with the magazines, but I’m not a free favor machine. What do you have to make it worth my time?

What do you offer to Kirlia? The offerings can be material, emotional, physical etc.
No. 1054281 ID: 556cba

He clearly cares about his humans, do they need help in any way?
No. 1054283 ID: 5d9787

How about your online pokeperv account? You don't have access to the internet anymore while Kirlia can use the computer when no one is watching.
More seriously there is a bunch of stuff in your apartment, I'm sure we can find something he is interested in.

Other than that there is the hang out invitation. He might like to meet our friends.
No. 1054285 ID: dd15aa

Oh! Just got a huge idea for our using internet access. We could look up things that would help Kirlia block out the intrusive thoughts from others like us.
No. 1054286 ID: a7a180

We can offer a shoulder massage with our buzzy hands to take his mind off of minds, we seem to be very good at finding items we can give his trainer, or we can get him Blaziken's autograph. He was a big guy in the battle tower scene.
No. 1054292 ID: 2aa5f0

sure, see if they'd like help with being able to block out unwanted thoughts... and if we can't find it online maybe we could get espeon to help.
No. 1054358 ID: 9ea24b
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You’re not really sure what Kirlia wants, so you decide to make several offers.

:pokevibface: Do your trainer and her son need anything? Local ecoterrorists giving them any trouble? I have several strong pals who can scare off any bullies.

:pokekirface: No, they’re fine.

:pokevibpeace: I gotcha, need to focus on you. Have you ever wanted your own laptop?

:pokekirglare: I can’t read, it wouldn’t be very useful.

:pokevibshock: Oh yeah, I forgot Pokemon aren’t literate. Uh I can help you train to become a Gardevoir so you can control your telepathy powers better. Are you comfortable traveling to the Team Friendlies Base?

:pokekirface: I’m not sure, my trainer would be worried about me if I disappeared. I can practice with you, right?

:pokevibfrown: I guess that’s the best option. Maybe I can talk some of my friends into coming to get beaten up.

You’re not opposed to taking damage (you think you have lower sensitivity to pain as a Pokemon), but it does make you more vulnerable to being caught.

Kirlia follows you to the base of the apartment and waves his hand at your window. You fly up to your room and retrieve your pillows, laptop, and a pen and notepad. You allow him to hit you with several Confusions, leaving you with a third of your health. You won’t heal until you sleep tonight.

Kirlia is now your good friend, though he won’t travel away from his house for long periods of time. With Teleport he can visit Smeargle’s den.

What would you like to do this afternoon? It might be safer to stay inside.
A. Go out (treasure/forage/visit Ditto)
B. Stay in (talk to Espeon and Smeargle, mess around with your laptop)
No. 1054361 ID: e51896

B. we worked real hard for that laptop

If we have a social media account, best to take a pic of ourself, put it out on the web, and let people know our predicament.
No. 1054363 ID: dd15aa

B. Let friends and family know we are alive, then snuggle up with Smeargle and watch one of Vibrava's favorite movies with her on the laptop.
No. 1054365 ID: b01382

Contact our family and tell them we were turned into a pokemon. In case this is permanant, we'd like for someone to help us pack some things into storage.
Use our computer to make some online purchases shipped to Kirlia's home with a note on it:
>to Kirlia
>from Vibrava

With potions we would be able to train constantly and top off our health

But not just that, offer to clean our GF's beds, pillows, and everything. Doing a punp and dump was very rude as we left her to clean everything by herself. Hell while we're at it we should purchase a pick up order from a resturant with a note saying something like "my Vibrava is here to pick up my order, no change, the rest is tip".

Also another good point, movie night with all our friends, incuding our racoon buddy!
No. 1054367 ID: 36784c


>Use our computer to make some online purchases shipped to Kirlia's home with a note on it
Do not do that. The humans at that house will most likely reject any strange packages they receive. Especially if it’s addressed to their Pokémon instead of any of the humans.

>movie night with all our friends
If that includes anyone from Team Friendlies, then you can forget it. They all hate humans for various reasons and will hate us for using a laptop, since they’ll believe we stole it and will attract unwanted human attention to their base.
No. 1054371 ID: a7a180

Go out and visit the Dittos. Who needs Pokeperv when you have the real thing?
No. 1054378 ID: 19ea25

B: Teach your friends about the glory of the computer and internet!
No. 1054379 ID: 01fe07


And I'm not sure about telling our friends and family about what specific Pokémon we've been turned into. If anyone from our family or a coworker from our job has a grudge against us, they'd start looking for us to catch us!

Also, since people turning into Pokémon has happened before (even if it's a rare occurrence), there might be information on the internet on what to do. There might even be specific laws on if it's right to catch us or if anyone is still allowed to catch us.
No. 1054391 ID: dd15aa

Good idea, bring Linoone and Espeon in for a double date movie night. At least Espie will have some idea of the dialogue from our mind.
No. 1054396 ID: c29e6e

Oh geeze I hadn't thought about that. While I'm almost 100% sure they understand human speech, if they used Pokemon actors he'll now be able to understand them as well. Possible instant comedy? I'd say just smeargle though. Already did a double date.
No. 1054397 ID: 57ae3d

>watch movies on laptop
Maybe we shouldn't watch a movie? We should at least try to conserve the battery, since there's no telling if we'll ever be able to charge it once the battery dies. And something tells me that if we attempt to use an electric type attack to charge it, it'd destroy the laptop.
No. 1054398 ID: dd15aa

Everyone knows Electric type charging requires a special buttplug adapter.
No. 1054399 ID: dee951


We need to get one of those electric move to laptop charging adapter thingies. But not the novelty ones. A normal one!
No. 1054404 ID: ccbbb0

Let's go get some sweet sweet loot.
No. 1054455 ID: 9ea24b
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>Smeargle’s bedding
You add your pillows to the shared bed and regard the accumulating sex stains. Smeargle comes over to survey the damage with you.

:pokesmerawk: I should probably give these a wash.

:pokevibshock: I’ll help!

:pokesmerface: You’re still hurt, I’ll do it this time and you can do it next time.

>B, mess around with the laptop
While Smeargle is out, you return to your pile of loot and open your laptop. You quickly realize two things: that the Daycare public wifi doesn’t extend across the road and that you have no way to charge your laptop in the den. Agh! You worked really hard to retrieve your laptop and your ability to use it is extremely limited. You estimate you have about 3 hours of battery life.

>Tell your friends and family you’re alive
You Dig a tunnel under the road to get in range of the Daycare internet and shoot off as many messages as you can to your parents and pals about your condition. You have to poke the keys one at a time with your fingers so it takes about an hour, and you stay vague about what kind of Pokemon you’ve become.

You feel a pang of guilt when your mom replies with a lengthy, worried message–you don’t really want to turn back into a human anytime soon and that means your parents will be without a normal son indefinitely.

>Use laptop to buy/order things online
This would have the same downsides as using your credit card. If you’re picking goods up you’ll still stand out and Tracy wouldn’t want you sending packages to her house.

>Use an Electric Pokemon to charge your laptop
You’ve heard that this is possible, though at the moment you don’t know any Electric types.

>Watch a movie with the den pals
Good idea, Pokemon can understand spoken human language so this will be an enjoyable experience. You finish your business online and return to the main den to find Smeargle has hung up the wet sheets on her spare easels.

You fetch Linoone and Espeon, who are dozing in the sun outside, then get everyone in a big cozy pile to watch peak cinema.

What is your favorite movie? Completely fictional titles or references to real movies are both valid. Your friends will judge you mercilessly based on your tastes.
No. 1054456 ID: e51896

You like animated movies.
No. 1054457 ID: 36784c

>laptop has 3 hour battery life
>used 1 hour typing messages
>wants to watch a movie with friends
Then I guess this'll be the last thing you can do with your laptop before it dies.

You better pick a 2 hour or less movie! It'll really suck if the battery dies halfway through the movie!

>What is your favorite movie? Completely fictional titles or references to real movies are both valid. Your friends will judge you mercilessly based on your tastes.
Poké Rangers (it's just a bunch of Pokémon wearing Power Ranger style clothing).
No. 1054458 ID: 0095fe

The when where Ash and The World's Strongest Pikachu medt Mue and Mue 2.

Attempting to charge the laptop directy without something to comtrol the electricty or amperage of juice could destroy the lap top. Instead just an external battery / charger / mini-solar panel. A bit pricey, but reasonable for going off the grid.

Now that we have access to to the internet, try contacting our friends and asking if we can send stuff to their address so we can pick them up.
No. 1054459 ID: dd15aa

Vibrava's favorite movie that's not a porno? Tarzan.
No. 1054461 ID: 15c72a

Some electric types have precise control over their electricity, so it's feasible. Just gotta find the right 'mon. Gengar might be able to help, she must know a lot of pokemon by now.

Puss in Boots The Last Wish
No. 1054462 ID: dee951


Oh there's a whole series of movies, of course. With several different canons. It's a fascinating alternative perspective of a fantasy world that's.... similar to the real world, but where every particular is a bit different, in ways both novel and unsettling. Also the power levels are... weird, but hey, it's an urban fantasy series.
No. 1054464 ID: a7a180

The Giant Woman! from Pokéstar Studios. Man, it's a good thing pokeballs can't actually capture humans. Haha. ...Right? Does it still count if you're an ex-human?
No. 1054465 ID: 38349b

I like the idea of Pokemon Sentai
No. 1054476 ID: 49e2b5

A pokemon style George of the Jungle. (Watch out for that- *wham!* tree...)
No. 1054478 ID: fa3034

Lmao Pokestar studios

You have a soft spot for the Timegate Traveler series, especially the third one where the protag almost got intimate with their talking Pokemon ally. Came in at a developmental time for you, naturally. Hopefully the plot won't go right over their heads.
No. 1054498 ID: 32da6f

If it isn't disallowed for being after Gen 3, seconding Timegate Traveler.
No. 1054504 ID: ccbbb0

Maybe we should ask our friends if they think it's a good idea to spend our remaining battery on watching a movie or if we should save it for later.

If they want to see the movie, then let's go with Steve Quest and the Temple of Dome!

"You betrayed Helix!" is such a classic line.
No. 1054554 ID: 9ea24b
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>But the battery!
You took your charging cable from the apartment so it’s not like once the laptop runs out of juice it’s dead forever. You can charge at Tracy’s place if you’re visiting her or find an Electric type to be your pal. Surely there’s a few at the Team Friendlies Base, and the Mauville power plant is home to several species as well.

>You like movies with a strong focus on Pokemon
>You like movies made by Pokestar Studios, a foreign company
>You especially like the Timegate Traveler series, where Pokemon have taken control of the world and even keep some humans as pets.
No it did not awaken anything in you as a child. You put on the second film and settle in besides Smeargle.

Not 15 minutes into the movie and the heckling begins.

:pokelinsmile: Oh this definitely awoke something in Vibrava as a child.

:pokevibfrown: N-no it didn’t!

:pokeespsmile: It’s okay Vibrava, Linoone is into that sort of thing too.

:pokesmerhap: Should we try to mix it up in the bedroom tonight?

:pokevibfrown: I mean yes but that doesn’t mean this movie series had any impact on my developing brain as a young human.

Your friends keep teasing you, though they settle down during the more action packed scenes. Time travel plots are convoluted and you find yourself explaining things until Linoone tells you, politely, to shut up and let them enjoy the movie. Afterwards you all have dinner together and play dirt board games until Smeargle takes you to bed.

Would you like to bring Espeon, Blaziken, or neither to Team Friendlies tomorrow? You still have a Revive, and you’re planning to ban Sealeo from using Aurora Beam. You hypothesize she’ll ban either Rock Tomb or Sand Attack for you. What’s your battle strategy against her?
No. 1054556 ID: dd15aa

Ask if Blaziken wants to flex his muscles in some double battles. Maybe the Friendlies could get Houndoom to come out for it, but if not then Gengar could be Breloom's teammate.

vs Sealeo and Salamence, hit Sal with some sand and then a Dragonbreath hoping for a lucky para. He'll probably be focused on the bigger threat. Use Dig on Sealeo the rest of the fight if you aren't taken out by then.
No. 1054562 ID: 9a3cf4

Blaziken too strong, like Smeargle. Plus he belongs to a human, which could get team friendlies upset. Bring Espeon

If we bring Blaziken, i recommend not having him fight and just watch and give advice to us, and others.
No. 1054570 ID: 38349b

I like the idea of getting Blaziken as a spotter to help coach you, also while you're getting them, leave your laptop to charge at the place if that's okay. 2 birds one stone and whatnot
No. 1054572 ID: 19ea25

Bring Blaziken but not for a double team battle. He can watch you and give you proper battling tips based on your form so you can have some better coaching.
No. 1054573 ID: dd15aa

If we decide to go solo and Rock Tomb isn't banned, we can try Dig strats. But if she bans Sand we can Tomb it.
No. 1054590 ID: 663c95

Probably Espeon. Er - is Sealeo bringing anyone? If not, I'm a little on the fence about bringing a second - but you've lost the last few battles, right? So it should be fine. I'm leery of bringing Blaziken, since he's way OP for this. I agree with the others' backup vote of coaching.

If Rock Tomb gets banned, warn that you'll use Sand Attack (assuming you will).
No. 1054633 ID: 9ea24b
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>Bring Blaziken for coaching purposes
You’re nervous about asking Salamence to pick up Blaziken. Won’t it be obvious the fiery fowl loves humans? Well if they were okay with Smeargle besides her moveset...Maybe if you get up early and fly over to Tracy’s house and tell Blaziken to meet you in front of the Daycare you’ll avoid suspicion.

That’s exactly what you do. Blaziken is disappointed that he won’t be fighting and grumbles the whole flight. It’s a bit awkward since you’re sharing Salamence’s bundle with him. Hopefully he’ll still get something out of socializing.

>Sealeo random move ban choice: Rock Tomb
Seems like Sealeo is giving you a chance to use Sand Attack. You decide to just use the controversial move once, though if you win because of it, the crowd will be miffed.

>Turn 1
>Vibrava: Sand Attack
>Sealeo: Ice Ball (60% accuracy): Miss!
There’s a single boo from the crowd which makes you break out in panic sweats. Right, back to the attacking strategy. Dig does the most damage and is a 5 HKO, so you’ll use that.

>Turn 3
>Vibrava: Dig
>Sealeo: Ice Ball (60% accuracy): Hit
Sealeo coats herself in ice and rolls over you. Yikes, that still dealt major damage!

>Turn 5
>Vibrava: Dig
>Sealeo: Ice Ball (60% accuracy): Hit
You’re knocked out. Using the Revive won’t do you much good unless Sealeo misses three times in a row, so you decide against it.

Sealeo gains two levels and replaces Body Slam with Rest.

>Grunt random gender: Female
After you’re Revived, there’s a scream–a human scream! Everyone looks around and spots a young woman in ecoterrorist red. It seems she’s stumbled across the Team Friendlies Base and panicked at the sight of so many Pokemon. Salamence quickly soars towards the woman, which makes her cower in terror, before scooping her up in his bundle.

:pokesalpanik: Stay calm everyone! I’ll go take this one back to the Magma Hideout right now. I don’t know why so many grunts have been coming here the past couple of days.

:pokeblazface: Hey, you need to take me back to Mauville. I’m coming with you.

:pokevibshock: Blaziken, do you have any advice for me?

:pokeblazface: Don’t be quad weak to ice and let me fight next time.

A. Follow Blaziken and Salamence to the Magma Hideout
B. Stay and get Gengar to introduce you to an Electric Pokemon
No. 1054634 ID: 084179

we can help mediated or at the very least kick some buts and loot their stuff.
No. 1054636 ID: 663c95

Hmm. Leaning towards A. It seems like given that there's a legendary pokemon stirring the pot, the weird mob activity may be related to us somehow, and snooping might gain us info. OTOH, maybe snooping in a mob lair is a bad idea. Electric pokemon would be a more chill-out choice. We should be a little careful if we DO go after an electric pokemon, btw, given that our laptop is a clue that we're human or human-related, and Team Friendlies averages negative opinion on humans.
No. 1054637 ID: a7a180

That's not very useful advice at all. That's effectively just switching out Pokemon, and we can't do that with ourselves! There's no point if other pokemon just win the whole tournament for us. Was there an item we could use to get the first move on turn 1, perhaps?
A. Hopefully gain some levels in the process.
No. 1054641 ID: cc7c88

Jeez, crowd needs to chill about us using sand attack, at least this time around considering our banned move wasn't sand attack, and we would only be able to us two moves in that case. Next move we learn, replace sand attack.

A, Magma uses fire pokemon, so ground moves will be useful. Plus we can level up and catch up with our rivals
No. 1054642 ID: dd15aa

His advice does have a hint of value. We could use a SE resisting berry to absorb the first Ice hit, maybe make it a 3HK0 instead of a 2HKO.

A. Go along and see what these nerds are doing.
No. 1054643 ID: dd15aa

>replace sand attack
Abandoning our ace because of peer pressure is probably not ideal.
No. 1054644 ID: 36784c

Ok, who’s dumb idea was it to not let Blaziken fight?! We just wasted his time by bringing him along and not letting him participate! He’s gonna hate us and that’s gonna ruin our friendship with him!

Anyways, let’s go with A and follow them. If we’re lucky, we might get more levels from fighting trainer owned pokemon, since they usually give more exp than wild pokemon.
No. 1054662 ID: e02205

>Ok, who’s dumb idea was it to not let Blaziken fight?!

It was this person: >>1054562
No. 1054664 ID: e51896

Sorry, I didn't mean to make people angry with my suggestion :(

I mainly wanted Espeon to come with, as my thought process was I remembered how bad it felt when we had Smeargle compete while she was OP at level 100, and was banned for it, and thought it might be bad if we had Blaziken compete while he's at level 100 and he'd get banned too, and the other pokemon might hate us for bringing OP pokemon to help win our battles. So I thought of that alternative to have him spectate and coach as a compromise so we can bring Blaziken, and not make the other pokemon upset with us.

But me worrying too much caused Blaziken to get mad at us, and I didn't think to take his feelings to consideration. Again, I apologize for that suggestion.
No. 1054668 ID: 84c5b3

>We could use a SE resisting berry to absorb the first Ice hit, maybe make it a 3HK0 instead of a 2HKO.

Except SE resist berries (in our case, Yache Berry, if you're wondering) didn't exist until Gen 4.
No. 1054671 ID: 61784d

I think it was still better he not fight. I agree with your original post - we should have invited Espeon. Since we DID invite Blaziken, I think it better he "coached" rather than fight - even though it turned out not to work at all. :P At least we don't have a bunch of people mad at us for "being cheap yet again". Maybe we can talk to them about bringing Blaziken and including other high-level pokemon on the other team, so Blaziken actually gets to fight? Also we should probably apologize to Blaziken as part of executing that plan.
No. 1054673 ID: dd15aa

>Maybe we can talk to them about bringing Blaziken and including other high-level pokemon on the other team, so Blaziken actually gets to fight?
I think that was already part of the option to bring him. Vibrava was thinking about a double battle with the mentors.
No. 1054683 ID: 7c0da2

Next time we need to use Sand Attack to its full effect if it's not banned. If we continue not using sand attack just to keep the spectators happy, we will end up with two banned moves each fight because if our opponent can expect us not to use Sand Attack out of peer pressure then they have no reason not to ban our damaging move every time. If it stays a threat it will force them to choose which move they really want gone. That should be the upside of being unable to ban a move : being free to use the other ones. If the spectators are not happy, just politely point out that our opponent was free to ban it if she so choose and that her tactic is up to her, not them.
I think we should also stop caring so much about what the crowd thinks. They won't be happy no matter what we do. They are not happy when we use Sand Attack or other status effects like flinch, they are not happy when we bring an ally, and they won't be happy either if we ever end up powerful enough to brute force the fights without using any other strategies. From what we have seen they are only happy when we lose. And even then, only if we didn't use anything but damaging moves in a pointless damage race against a x4 effective move. We can afford to displease them a bit, we will end up losing from time to time anyway even if we use Sand Attack, that will cheer them up.

Anyway, option A, follow them. Knowing where the Magma Hideout is could be useful.
No. 1054684 ID: 3b7261

So the crowd isn't just 'the crowd'. It's made of individuals. Who, specifically, are the people peer pressuring us to make all these horrible decisions?
No. 1054685 ID: c5c140

Yeah, I think we should take Sealeo and Breloom aside and ask them if we can do this without the annoying crowd.
No. 1054686 ID: a7a180

Gengar, Houndoom and Salamence are the ones running this tourney, if we don't like how it's being run I think we should take that up with our sponsor. Maybe she can do something about how unbalanced this partner mechanic feels.
No. 1054688 ID: c5c140

The real problem is a backseat crowd trying to tell us how to fight, making us effectively dance around two banned moves even when outleveled and at a type disadvantage.
No. 1054706 ID: a5761c

Maybe the crowd just hates us in general.
No. 1054708 ID: 9ea24b
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>How would fighting with Blaziken work?
This was mentioned before when Blaziken became your good friend. In more detail, you’d pair with Blaziken against Sealeo and Salamence, with the goal being to knock out Salamence before he and Sealeo knock out Blaziken. The spectators would be happy with the novelty.

Is a special case, since she doesn’t have any attacking moves. She wouldn’t be able to go head to head against the high power Friendlies leadership.

>The crowd
Does seem to be slightly biased against you and your usage of Sand Attack, which sucks. You can kind of understand since you’re the outsider and were late to the tournament, but it’s still a bummer. Before your last fight against Breloom, you gauged that the crowd wouldn’t like a super unfair match such as using Espeon’s type advantage to crush the mushroom Pokemon, but would have been fine with you winning a close battle with the Revive. Since Sealeo has been beating you so much, the crowd would probably be okay with more accuracy lowering strats.

In the end, the crowd wants excitement, which incentivizes using different strategies and going back and forth between who’s winning.

>A, Magma hideout
Depending on how long this takes, you might miss the afternoon fight with Breloom. You follow Blaziken as he hurries after the low flying Salamence. You can see the grunt is thrashing against her restraints.

>Grunt Pokeball check: Success
The grunt gets her arm free and you see that she’s clutching a bright red Pokeball. She tosses it at the ground and a Mightyena leaps forward with a snarl.

>Mightyena gender roll: Female
:pokemightmad: Let go of my trainer right now! Let go of her!

:pokesalpanik: We’re returning her to the Magma Hideout, don’t attack.

:pokemightmad: No! We evacuated because the ground was shaking.

:pokesalstun: Well you do work on an active volcano where Groudon likes to snooze. Could you guys not wake him up again, by the way? Sootopolis can only be rebuilt so many times.

:pokemightsulk: It’s not always our fault…I don’t think we have either of the Orbs right now.

Mightyena seems to settle down and trots alongside you and Blaziken, keeping a close eye on Salamence. You’ve never been this far north and you admire the scenery. You spot the occasional camper among the trees, but don’t have time to stop and battle.

After ascending to a particularly jagged part of the mountain, Salamence lets the grunt tumble free. She immediately scrambles to her feet and Mightyena moves to lick her face.

The ground feels solid to you, but you wonder if Mightyena knows more about Groudon that she doesn’t want to share while Salamence is there.

A. Stick around to ask Mightyena questions (you’ll learn something important)

B. Head back to the base to have your fight with Breloom (you’ll use Sand Attack liberally and ban Sky Uppercut)
No. 1054713 ID: dd15aa

A. This seems more important.
No. 1054718 ID: 02e7e9

Gotta go with A, legendary shenanigans are relevant when they live next door to you
No. 1054722 ID: b01382

No. 1054725 ID: b9f590

A. Ask Salamence to tell Breloom you're sorry for missing your fight.
No. 1054730 ID: bbb04b

Tempting, but... what does Groudon have to do with our whole situation? Then again, she seems specifically nervous about speaking around Salamence... so it might be relevant to his situation. I say A: Stick around.
No. 1054732 ID: 33aa4e

B. Sticking around a human on the local thug team seems like a bad idea, even if we’re not one of the Pokémon the grunts usually catch. If Groudon has a wish to fulfill, I’m sure he’ll let us know.
No. 1054739 ID: 5c747d

As an aside, compliment Mightyena's menacing yet adorable eyes. They're like little lava pools!
No. 1054740 ID: 75f1f5


I know, right? That's SUCH a tricky balance to pull off!
No. 1054759 ID: 9ea24b
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>A, get those juicy details
You tell Salamence and Blaziken that you want to stay here and explore a bit, since it’s a cool new place. Salamence shrugs, promises to give Breloom your apologies for missing her fight, and takes off carrying Blaziken. You’ll have to fly yourself home, but that’s not a big deal.

The grunt has her head on her knees and is rocking back and forth, collecting herself after her rough experience with Salamence. Mightyena leans against her side and looks at you uncertainly. You spot the not so secret entrance to the hideout carved into the side of the cliff before walking up to the canine and putting on your award winning toothy smile.

:pokevibsmile: Hi Mightyena! You have really nice eyes, they’re cute and menacing at the same time.

:pokemightface: W-what? Hi? Why did you want to stay? It’s not safe to be near the base if Groudon is waking.

:pokevibpeace: I just wanted to get to know Team Magma better. I’ve always heard about them being pretty nasty but you seem nice.

:pokemightsulk: Gee, thanks. We were originally a criminal organization, but after our leader Maxie had a change of heart we’ve also become a major geological and seismology research center.

:pokevibshock: Kind of like the Weather Institute?

:pokemightface: Yeah, like that! We study the volcano and even do guided tours of the facility. Lots of people want to see an open pit of lava when they’re visiting the area for the hot springs.

:pokemightsulk: We were giving a tour when we felt the first tremors. At first I thought I was imagining things, we keep Groudon’s pit enclosed and away from the public, but then the alarms went off and we had to lead everyone out before running.

:pokevibface: Why would Groudon wake up?

:pokemightface: There’s this ancient artifact called the Red Orb. Usually Groudon can sleep for hundreds of years but being close to the Red Orb riles him up. About 20 years ago people found out about the Orb and what it does and he’s been getting woken up regularly since. Sometimes trainers even catch him, though that doesn’t last long.

:pokevibshock: So you think someone has the Orb and is deliberately trying to awaken Groudon? Who would be that dumb?

On cue, you hear footsteps coming from the entrance, and the kid emerges, squinting at the light. He jumps a little when he spots the grunt.

:pokemightmad: That kid was in our tour group!

When the grunt doesn’t react, the kid edges around her and sends out a Pelipper and clambers into her huge beak. He doesn’t seem to recognize you as the troublesome wild Trapinch since you’re sitting next to a trainer, and soars off without comment.

You feel the dark volcanic dirt under your grabbers tremble. The grunt gets to her feet and shakily runs downhill, Mightyena following after her. You hover into the air and gape at the waving treetops. It’s like the whole side of the mountain is moving.

The kid has awoken Groudon!

Thanks for reading thread 1 of Nostalgia Quest, thread 2 will begin tomorrow.
No. 1054761 ID: bbb04b

Looks like the kid wound up finding an object lesson in hubris on his own.
No. 1054763 ID: 084179

Come on! Tell your trainer that's the kid! We gotta get em! Do you have any flying type friends?
Try hitting the borb with dragons breath!
No. 1054765 ID: dd15aa

Kid you dun goofed
No. 1054770 ID: 15c72a

I'm guessing the kid wants to capture a legendary.
No. 1054798 ID: 7c0da2

Looks like maybe we are involved in a world-ending event after all. I hope not, because we kinda did a pretty poor job of preventing it.

Also, she said since their leader's change of heart they're also a research center? So they are still criminals? Doing science by day, trying to take over the world by night?
No. 1054823 ID: bf9b7c

In fairness we are also a criminal who has done crimes, moral high ground is relative here.
No. 1054901 ID: b01382

Tell the bird mon he needs to stop and let his human friend face the music, or else he will set the foundations for future bad habits and so on. If he doesn't stop, he's just gonna keep causing natural disasters or terrorizing pokemon until something really bad happens.
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