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Updates Tuesdays

MouseWithADinosaurTail

Luck will travel, but that's why I've got feet
Artist
Writer
Team Omega
Pokédex No.
47
Caught
Jun 15, 2019
Messages
614
Location
Post Town
Nature
Quirky
Pronouns
She/Her
Pokémon Type
Fairy, Flying
Pokédex Entry
Though she often appears sweet and polite, the smell of wrong opinions may cause this pokemon to latch bite.

Welcome to Finding Your Roots! This comic is an Omega Ruby earthlocke that is told in the style of a Pokemon Mystery Dungeons story. Meaning, this is a human-less nuzlocke! Please do enjoy!
Summary: Cedar the mudkip has always been an outcast, but she never let it get her down. Instead of swimming with her peers, she loves to play in the dirt and mud. She wants to be more connected with her ground-type roots, but her tribe only sees themselves as water-types, and everyone she knows sees earth pokemon as silly and useless. Cedar's hopes of meeting like-minded pokemon seem slim, until the day a mysterious desert egg pops up in her village. Upon setting out to bring the egg home, Cedar will embark on a life-changing journey where she'll meet new friends, face villains and hardship, and find roots she never knew she had.

Rules:
  • Only the first pokemon encountered on each route can be caught.
  • If a pokemon faints, it is dead.
  • Earthlocke: Only rock, ground, and steel-types can be caught and used on the team. Pokemon that will eventually evolve into an earth type can also be caught and used. Pokemon that are caught as an earth-type but will lose their earth typing upon evolution can never evolve. (Ex. nincada -> ninjask)
  • Dupes clause: There are three chances per route to catch an earth pokemon that has not already been caught.
  • Dud clause: If an earth pokemon is available to catch on a route, there are unlimited chances to encounter it.
  • Shiny clause: Any shiny can be caught at any time, but can only be used if it is an earth type and is the first encounter on the route.
  • A random egg will be received from another trainer to act as a second starter.
Update Schedule: Updates Tuesdays for the month of September! Updates in the morning on the forums, 12pm on Deviantart, and 3pm on Smackjeeves.

 

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Kadew

*bird sounds*
🌱Featurer
Artist
Team Delta
Pokédex No.
38
Caught
Jun 10, 2019
Messages
350
Location
A Dry Place
Nature
Careful
Pronouns
♀
Pokémon Type
Grass, Normal
Pokédex Entry
Doesn't actually like birds all that much.
I just noticed that with the start of this intermission, your trainer card changed from being Cedar to Briar, what a cute detail!
 

Robo

Ask me about Phantom of the Oprea lore
Artist
Team Alpha
Pokédex No.
53
Caught
Jun 15, 2019
Messages
36
Location
Desert! Hell!
Nature
Quiet
Pronouns
She/Her
Pokémon Type
Fairy, Ghost
Moooouse I love your run it's so cute and I'm so excited for what's to come!
 

mizar

young, dumb, and full of you know ;)
Artist
Team Delta
Pokédex No.
76
Caught
Jun 16, 2019
Messages
144
Location
lost
Nature
Quiet
Pronouns
they/them
Pokémon Type
Dragon
I had never read your rules until today, I didn't realize the egg was actually an egg you traded over to the game! That's such a fun addition, but how does that work with your earthlocke rules? can you not use it if its not the right type?
 

MouseWithADinosaurTail

Luck will travel, but that's why I've got feet
Artist
Writer
Team Omega
Pokédex No.
47
Caught
Jun 15, 2019
Messages
614
Location
Post Town
Nature
Quirky
Pronouns
She/Her
Pokémon Type
Fairy, Flying
Pokédex Entry
Though she often appears sweet and polite, the smell of wrong opinions may cause this pokemon to latch bite.
  • Thread Starter Thread Starter
  • #5
I just noticed that with the start of this intermission, your trainer card changed from being Cedar to Briar, what a cute detail!
Haha, thank you! Yeah, the adventure log updates for every chapter. And since Briar is taking over for this chapter, she gets to be on the card too! That'll happen for every intermission.

Moooouse I love your run it's so cute and I'm so excited for what's to come!
Thank you, Robo! I always appreciate your support! <3

I had never read your rules until today, I didn't realize the egg was actually an egg you traded over to the game! That's such a fun addition, but how does that work with your earthlocke rules? can you not use it if its not the right type?
It was actually pretty easy! It was pkmnMasterWheeler who bred the egg and traded it to me. She knew my rules, so she knew to pick an earth type! But I didnt know what species it would be, so it was still a surprise for me. :3
 

pkmnMasterWheeler

Well-known member
Artist
Team Delta
Pokédex No.
79
Caught
Jun 16, 2019
Messages
232
Nature
Sassy
Pronouns
She/Her
Pokémon Type
Fire, Cute
I dunno who this pkmnMasterWheeler person is, but they sound pretty diddly darn amazing. I bet they're super cute too U:

And aww yee, takin a break from the Cedar Squad to see how things are going for the Briar Brigade~ And seems not to well, she dun seem too happy~ (No one tell her Cedar already evolved)
 

MouseWithADinosaurTail

Luck will travel, but that's why I've got feet
Artist
Writer
Team Omega
Pokédex No.
47
Caught
Jun 15, 2019
Messages
614
Location
Post Town
Nature
Quirky
Pronouns
She/Her
Pokémon Type
Fairy, Flying
Pokédex Entry
Though she often appears sweet and polite, the smell of wrong opinions may cause this pokemon to latch bite.
  • Thread Starter Thread Starter
  • #7
I dunno who this pkmnMasterWheeler person is, but they sound pretty diddly darn amazing. I bet they're super cute too U:

And aww yee, takin a break from the Cedar Squad to see how things are going for the Briar Brigade~ And seems not to well, she dun seem too happy~ (No one tell her Cedar already evolved)
Haha, pkmnMasterWheeler is the best comic artist, of course! You should talk to her sometime, I think you'd like her!



Since the new forum isn't public yet, I won't be posting update notifications for every update just yet. Those will start rolling out once we're public. However, I will be doing weekly round-ups on Saturday! :D So enjoy some updates!

Intermission 1, Page 2 (Released Tuesday)
Intermission 1, Page 3 (Released Thursday)
Intermission 1, Page 4 (Released Today!)

Dang I am real excited to not have to update gross tapatalk anymore and just update here! >w<
 
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pkmnMasterWheeler

Well-known member
Artist
Team Delta
Pokédex No.
79
Caught
Jun 16, 2019
Messages
232
Nature
Sassy
Pronouns
She/Her
Pokémon Type
Fire, Cute
I absolutely adore that Taillow's "Wow! No." It's still great~ And so begins Briar's adventure to find a frend~

Also, looks like the link to page 4 isn't working o3o
 

Tailsimp

Well-known member
🎇Contributor
Team Alpha
Pokédex No.
50
Caught
Jun 15, 2019
Messages
198
Location
A Literal Desert
Nature
Quiet
Pronouns
She/Her
Pokémon Type
Electric, Psychic
Pokédex Entry
Tailsimp: The Impish Pokemon. Despite being quiet and reserved, this pokemon is usually very happy to talk and is always excited to help out!
Ahhhhhhhh it's so good to see your work up and over here mouse~ Cedar and co's adventures need to be here on the new forums! (Also freakin media galleries amirite!?)

Also I'll pray for Briar to find a friend half as cool as that Tailow because that "Wow! No." had me in tears X'3
 

MouseWithADinosaurTail

Luck will travel, but that's why I've got feet
Artist
Writer
Team Omega
Pokédex No.
47
Caught
Jun 15, 2019
Messages
614
Location
Post Town
Nature
Quirky
Pronouns
She/Her
Pokémon Type
Fairy, Flying
Pokédex Entry
Though she often appears sweet and polite, the smell of wrong opinions may cause this pokemon to latch bite.
  • Thread Starter Thread Starter
  • #10
I absolutely adore that Taillow's "Wow! No." It's still great~ And so begins Briar's adventure to find a frend~

Also, looks like the link to page 4 isn't working o3o
Ahhhhhhhh it's so good to see your work up and over here mouse~ Cedar and co's adventures need to be here on the new forums! (Also freakin media galleries amirite!?)

Also I'll pray for Briar to find a friend half as cool as that Tailow because that "Wow! No." had me in tears X'3
Hahahaha, I'm glad you both like Nimbus's "Wow! No." XD That whole exchange between Briar and Nimbus is def one of my favorite moments in the comic so far. Briar would be lucky to find a friend half as cool as Nimbus!



Here's the weekly roundup for FYR pages! Hope you enjoy em!




 

pkmnMasterWheeler

Well-known member
Artist
Team Delta
Pokédex No.
79
Caught
Jun 16, 2019
Messages
232
Nature
Sassy
Pronouns
She/Her
Pokémon Type
Fire, Cute
Mouse! These dogs! I'm sorry but I have adopted them, they are mine now and there's nothing you can do about it. Look at the one with the little spots I love them~

Also not gonna lie, TOTALLY didn't notice that the first Taillow Briar assaults and the one that's watching her make a mess were the same one til now
 
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Tailsimp

Well-known member
🎇Contributor
Team Alpha
Pokédex No.
50
Caught
Jun 15, 2019
Messages
198
Location
A Literal Desert
Nature
Quiet
Pronouns
She/Her
Pokémon Type
Electric, Psychic
Pokédex Entry
Tailsimp: The Impish Pokemon. Despite being quiet and reserved, this pokemon is usually very happy to talk and is always excited to help out!
Maybe before learning about battles Briar can learn about manners instead lmao. Nimbus continues to be just, The Best I gotta say. Also while pkmnMasterWheeler gets the poocheyana, I'm claiming the zigzagoon look at their masks and big floofy tails I love them so so so much~

For real tho, it's cool to see Briar's antagonistic nature isn't just aimed at Cedar, but it's fundamentally how she interacts with the world, and she's not at the point where she even seems to notice it's a problem. Interested to see how she comes to learn it's a problem tho, since Nimbus is hinting that Briar is about to make a mistake.
 

Rubombee

the ace that stays up the sleeve
Artist
Writer
Team Alpha
Pokédex No.
61
Caught
Jun 15, 2019
Messages
586
Location
somewhere in Kalos
Nature
Quirky
Pronouns
she/her
Pokémon Type
Water, Ghost
Pokédex Entry
Doesn't even eat baguette, are you sure she's French
Okay I am commenting here to say that I am watching this thread because of course I freakin love this run/comic omg

PMD world for main game is just so neat and even though I usually don't really like characters doing dumb things I knew they were gonna do rn I can't wait to see Briar make a fool of herself again
 

Kadew

*bird sounds*
🌱Featurer
Artist
Team Delta
Pokédex No.
38
Caught
Jun 10, 2019
Messages
350
Location
A Dry Place
Nature
Careful
Pronouns
♀
Pokémon Type
Grass, Normal
Pokédex Entry
Doesn't actually like birds all that much.
Oh dang I realized I never told you how much I love and appreciate those cute zigoons and that poor scared wurmple that Briar antagonized on page 113. Rectifying this immediately. Those darlings and precious and I am taking them, since the poochyena are already spoken for.
 

MouseWithADinosaurTail

Luck will travel, but that's why I've got feet
Artist
Writer
Team Omega
Pokédex No.
47
Caught
Jun 15, 2019
Messages
614
Location
Post Town
Nature
Quirky
Pronouns
She/Her
Pokémon Type
Fairy, Flying
Pokédex Entry
Though she often appears sweet and polite, the smell of wrong opinions may cause this pokemon to latch bite.
  • Thread Starter Thread Starter
  • #15
Mouse! These dogs! I'm sorry but I have adopted them, they are mine now and there's nothing you can do about it. Look at the one with the little spots I love them~

Also not gonna lie, TOTALLY didn't notice that the first Taillow Briar assaults and the one that's watching her make a mess were the same one til now
Wheeler considering you first read these pages in February or March, I'm very sorry but I have to judge you. X"DDD Jkjk you know I love you!!!!

Maybe before learning about battles Briar can learn about manners instead lmao. Nimbus continues to be just, The Best I gotta say. Also while pkmnMasterWheeler gets the poocheyana, I'm claiming the zigzagoon look at their masks and big floofy tails I love them so so so much~

For real tho, it's cool to see Briar's antagonistic nature isn't just aimed at Cedar, but it's fundamentally how she interacts with the world, and she's not at the point where she even seems to notice it's a problem. Interested to see how she comes to learn it's a problem tho, since Nimbus is hinting that Briar is about to make a mistake.
Oh, I'm glad you noticed that! Yup, Cedar is not the only victim of Briar's raging fire of a personality. It's hard to unlearn one's bratty nature when it's always rewarded in Littleroot, huh?

Okay I am commenting here to say that I am watching this thread because of course I freakin love this run/comic omg

PMD world for main game is just so neat and even though I usually don't really like characters doing dumb things I knew they were gonna do rn I can't wait to see Briar make a fool of herself again
Awww thank you Rubombee, I'm glad you like it! :'D Honestly I think using pmd worlds for main games is pretty neat too! It really confuses me why no one else has a nuzlocke run like this? It seems like such a simple concept!

Oh dang I realized I never told you how much I love and appreciate those cute zigoons and that poor scared wurmple that Briar antagonized on page 113. Rectifying this immediately. Those darlings and precious and I am taking them, since the poochyena are already spoken for.
Bwaha, is everyone just adopting my side characters? X"D



And here comes our first proper update on the new forum! WHOOP WHOOP! And rightfully so, I get to update with my favorite page I've ever drawn for FYR. There's no special reason for that, though... I just think these dogs are funny.
 

Rubombee

the ace that stays up the sleeve
Artist
Writer
Team Alpha
Pokédex No.
61
Caught
Jun 15, 2019
Messages
586
Location
somewhere in Kalos
Nature
Quirky
Pronouns
she/her
Pokémon Type
Water, Ghost
Pokédex Entry
Doesn't even eat baguette, are you sure she's French
AAAAA THEYRE SO CUTE
poor boulder! that name was a good idea?? :'D
Briar PLEASE don't ruin the moment too much
 

Kadew

*bird sounds*
🌱Featurer
Artist
Team Delta
Pokédex No.
38
Caught
Jun 10, 2019
Messages
350
Location
A Dry Place
Nature
Careful
Pronouns
♀
Pokémon Type
Grass, Normal
Pokédex Entry
Doesn't actually like birds all that much.
Goodness that exchange about the team name is absolutely precious. Live your lightning dreams, pup! Don't let them shoot you down!
 

pkmnMasterWheeler

Well-known member
Artist
Team Delta
Pokédex No.
79
Caught
Jun 16, 2019
Messages
232
Nature
Sassy
Pronouns
She/Her
Pokémon Type
Fire, Cute
"We can't be Team Lightning, we're not Lightning elementals"
-looks at my Poochyena named Bolt-
... Personally I'm feeling very called out right now U:

Also omg, the combination of "We're not Lightning elementals, silly!" With that face has literally killed me, I had an overload of adorableness and died on the spot and it's all your fault Mouse!~

And I to greet my friends by saying "Hey mutts!", And since that is a perfectly normal and polite greeting, I see no way this conversation could possibly go south for Briar U:
 

Emilianite

Active member
Artist
Team Alpha
Pokédex No.
127
Caught
Jun 22, 2019
Messages
64
Pronouns
she/her
Pokémon Type
Ice
This is such a cute comic, you draw everyone really adorable (especially the eyes) and i really like the theme of found family whenever they talk about forming teams. Cedar is a very positive bean. Also this might be a very random thing to point out but i loved the little litten in one of the chapter 2 pages, i want to adopt them.

I also enjoy the gradual improvement when it comes to paneling, it becomes very dynamic and has nice variety~ especially in the battle scenes. Also i loved the part where Cedar realized walking on two legs is a thing now haha. Keep it up this is a very cute and positive read so far~ Also, the narration adds a really fun touch in between the chapters!
 

Tailsimp

Well-known member
🎇Contributor
Team Alpha
Pokédex No.
50
Caught
Jun 15, 2019
Messages
198
Location
A Literal Desert
Nature
Quiet
Pronouns
She/Her
Pokémon Type
Electric, Psychic
Pokédex Entry
Tailsimp: The Impish Pokemon. Despite being quiet and reserved, this pokemon is usually very happy to talk and is always excited to help out!
This little exchange between them about the team name is such a nice touch. It really makes it feel like these are 3 characters that exist in the world separate from the main cast. You have a really great knack at using small interaction like this to breathe life into your characters, and by extension, make the world of FYR feel really lived in~

Though tbh, I'm not sure how much longer Briar will be living in FYR's world at this rate X'3
 

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