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You wanna be traumatized by a game you're not even playing? Then boy oh boy do I have the run for you! I try to update weekly. (Chapter 3: Back-Alley Battles - 11/19/21)

pikafan96

That Little Yellow Rat
Screenshotter
Team Delta
Pokédex No.
2619
Caught
Sep 27, 2020
Messages
139
Location
The middle of nowhere
Nature
Quiet
Pronouns
She/Her
Pokémon Type
  1. Electric
  2. Dragon
Pokédex Entry
A reclusive creature. Can rarely be seen scavenging for food late at night.
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Hello one and all!
Welcome to the wacky and wonderful ride that is Pokemon Reborn!

Now I can hear you all crying out: "Pika! What the hell is wrong with you!?" And I understand. But you can't stop me.
For years victory over this game (in the form of a nuzlocke) has eluded me! That all ends now. For I will be conquering this beast once and for all, and I'm taking each and every one of you down with me.

Now before we officially get started there's a few things to cover.
First, this is the third entry in my nuzlocke series - yes at this point it's a series. My Sinnoh run came first, and then it was followed by my Blaze Black run. Now, you should be able to follow along well enough if you haven't read my previous runs, but a few things might confuse newcomers. For context: I recommend at least going over the epilogue for my Sinnoh run, then the last chapter and first part of the epilogue for Blaze Black. They should provide enough context to be able to follow along.
Second, this game is very mature and contains some pretty sensitive material.
I'll add to this list if anything else comes up.

Depiction of suicide
Child abuse/neglect
Toxic Relationships
Violence
Strong Language
Reference to drug/alcohol use
And other common mature themes
Reborn can get very dark at points, if you feel like any of these subjects could upset you I recommend caution.
There's a lot of other fun runs out there; if this one's not for you then there is absolutely nothing wrong with that!
And finally, I can say the 'fuck' word now.
No one can stop me.

Now that the important stuff is outta the way, let's get into the nitty gritty!
1. If a Pokemon faints - it's dead. No second chances.
. If I still have Pokemon in the PC I can rebuild and continue after a wipe.
2. Only the first wild Pokemon can be caught for each area.
. Modified Dupes Clause - I cannot capture Pokemon that have already been caught, or members of their evolutionary family. If a Pokemon like this is encountered, I lose my encounter.
. Gift/Static Clause - Gift Pokemon can be accepted and used freely, static encounter Pokemon can also be used freely if captured. Modified Dupes Clause is still in effect for these Pokemon though.
. Bernag Clause - every fourth Gym (4, 8, 12, 16) I will be given a random shiny gift 'mon if I am able to earn the Badge.
3. Nickname all of your Pokemon, show them you love them!
4. Set battle style or death baby!
. Literally, if I white out I have to change the battle style back to switch style.
5. No legendaries... except for Type Null/Silvally. They don't count. No other exceptions!

Chapter 1: Once More into the Breach <-------- You are here!
Chapter 2: A Night Downtown
Chapter 3: Back-Alley Battles

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Life's a bitch.

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One minute you're minding your own business, getting ready to go hunt down the mafia in Kanto, and the next you've got a one-way ticket to your grave.


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...

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And now I feel even worse.


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*sigh*

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Alright Pika calm down, you've been through worse than this before - you'll be fine!

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...

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Even if I can't think of anything else worse right now.


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Oh uh... no problem!

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I was just... not talking to myself.


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That's right! There are no other reasons for me coming all the way to Reborn - none at all!


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It actually worries me extremely, but I appreciate you trying to downplay it.


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That's what I've heard!

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...

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I'm gonna end up in a shallow grave aren't I?


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Woo, I cannot contain my excitement.

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...

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I could have been in Kanto right now.


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What? Do I have something on my face?

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Because I may or may not have been eating a donut before I got on the train and due to girl code you have to tell me if there's something on my face.


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Wait... is that jackass mocking me again!?

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I told them that if I saw them doing any more bullshit I was gonna shove my foot up their ass!!! I know you hear me dickbag!


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Yeah, I'm currently not getting into a fistfight with that white-haired prick back there.

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That's highly unusual for me.


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Uh... are we that close to the station alre-


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Huh? What are y-


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Hey come on lady! Ever heard of personal sp-


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FUCK!!!

*sounds of a train exploding*

...

..

.


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Ugh...


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You know, I was only half joking about ending up in a shallow grave...


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I am?

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Damn.


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Let's uh... not think too hard about that right now.

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I think we have bigger problems.


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What kind of moron stays at the scene of the crime!?


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Greenie, you have failed to destroy me once.

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You don't get a second chance.


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Oh great, the local pyromaniac is a Gym Leader.

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Actually that's kind of hilarious.


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Alright, I don't think it was Julia.

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You're cool in my book Julia!


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Well then we need to-


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Oh.

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...

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I'm not used to people being competent, this is actually pleasant change of pace.


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Hey, no worries. Thanks for saving my life.


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Got it, trainer in front of the Great Hall - won't forget it.


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Trust me when I say I have no problem with that.

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... Even though I still feel like I'll be the one to deal with it all in the long run.

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Call it intuition.


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See ya around I guess!


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That's nice Julia.


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Yes I am.

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Mostly because this region is pretty strict with their badge rules and I don't want to bring my old teams in to get slaughtered.

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So yes, I'll be taking on the league.


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Oh joy, electric-type Gym right off the bat. Fun.

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Here's hoping I manage to get a hold of a ground-type...


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*sigh*

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Well I guess I better get a move on.


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First off though, here's a look at my settings.

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As stated prior I'll be staying in set mode unless I wipe, then I'll be going back to shift.

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Hopefully it won't come down to that, but it doesn't hurt to have a backup plan.


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Before I do anything else though...


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*ring* *ring* ri-*


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What the hell do you want?

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Hey best friend! How's your day going?

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You and I both know that's not what you want so just cut to the chase already.

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You're no fun.

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Anyway, I just wanted to see if you managed to dig up anything else on what's going on in this region?

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No, for some reason I just keep hitting roadblock after roadblock; I don't have anything new.

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Dammit.

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I guess there's nothing to it then, just let me know when y-

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Pika!?


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PIKA!!!

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You disappeared on us again...


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Dammit woman, I looked away for two seconds and you were gone; where the hell are you!?

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How do you little bastards keep getting in here!?

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Whelp, I think it's time for me to hit the ol' dusty trail...

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Like hell you are! ANSWER THE QUESTION!

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Tell your hell beasts to get out of my office!

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Bye guys!

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PIKA!

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PIKA!

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PIKA!!!


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*click*

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Whew, that got awkward pretty quick!

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At least it's over now!



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Well after a bit of information gathering I've gathered that this city a horrid infestation of crime-


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-and that everyone is an asshole!

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Hope you were looking to be named my new punching bag kid, because that's what you are now!


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Or well... that's what you will be!

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After I get a Pokemon...


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Huh? Oh yeah, I was.


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Oh!

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That's actually very sweet. Thank you potion lady.

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But doesn't this only work on Pokemon?


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No no, I'm not trying to be ungrateful - I was just curious!


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Okay, no more putting it off - I guess I should go get my new starter.


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And you must be the trainer Ame mentioned.

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I don't think I caught your name though.


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Ah, that's your name. Nice to meet you Victoria.

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Try not to get on my nerves.


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Trust me honey, you don't want to know.


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Please, Arceus - just let everything go smoothly; please?


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Wow, I think this might be the first pop of color I've seen in this city!

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Grey seems to be the go to around here.


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Holy shit it's huge in here!

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I guess this is the main hub of the city?


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Oh, you're back already?

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Let me guess; they managed to get awa-


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Well hot damn, consider me impressed.


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It sounds like it.

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Maybe this won't be so awful after all; the city authorities seem surprisingly competent!


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Oh, uh... yes. That is why I am here, there is no other reason for me to be here even if you've heard something to the contrary.


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Oh wait, you already have Pokemon too?

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Well in that case I guess I don't have to keep up th-


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I mean, HOW DARE YOU VICTORIA! THOSE POKEMON ARE FOR NEWBIES - LIKE ME!!!


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That's right, I go first because this is my first time as a trainer!

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Don't you forget that!


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Phew, I think I managed to pull that off pretty well.


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Oh shit; really?

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So the first three on the left are Bulbasaur, Charmander, and Squirlte? Then it just keeps going on like that?

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Pretty badass, not gonna lie.


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Well I mean, I really want to choose either Mudkip or Charmander - I don't know if that's going to happen though.


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Because as always I'll be leaving it up to fate!

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Using a random number generator I will be selecting a starter at random! Makes it a bit more fun.

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I'll be excluding Turtwig and Tepig though, since I've already used both of them pretty recently.


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And it looks like a 4! Which is-

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-oh, oh no...


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IT'S FUCKING CHIKORITA!

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Urgh... I don't hate Chikorita, it's what I chose in my very first Crystal playthrough, but there are so many other better starters...


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*sigh*

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Well I guess I don't have a choice...


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I took this screenshot before I typed in the name, but I settled on the name Basil.

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... I feel like it should be pretty self-explanatory why I chose that name. Naming a grass-type after an herb?

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I mean come on, it doesn't get more classic than that!


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Well I guess we should take a look at the little fella...


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Careful isn't... the best nature. But luckily the Chikorita line get some decent physical moves on top of the typical special ones.

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Leaf Guard is an interesting ability though. My luck with Hidden Ability starters is pretty impressive!

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Kinda would have preferred Overgrow though, at least in the beginning...

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...

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What? Why are you looking at me like that?

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I... I finally have a trainer...?

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Uh... yes?

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YOU'RE REALLY GONNA BE MY TRAINER!?

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Wait...


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DID YOU JUST AGREE WITH ME!!?

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Yes?

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YOU CAN UNDERSTAND ME!?

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Alright I'm gonna keep this short and sweet.

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Yes I can understand Pokemon (it's kind of a long story) and yes I'm going to be your trainer.

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Got it?

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....

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Uhh... Basil?

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I'm okay. I'm just so consumed by joy right now that I don't know what to do.

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Oh. Okay then?


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Right, of course I had to get the weird one...

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Anyway yeah, I'm done here.


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Well I hope you didn't want Chikorita because I've already claimed the shitty grass dino!

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I can't believe I finally have a trainer...

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Trust me when I say I'm doing you a favor.


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Why the hell would I tell you that? So you can pick the one with a type advantage over me!?

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Didn't you just say you picked me though?

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I DON'T THINK I ASKED YOUR OPINION LITTLE MAN!!!

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Oh, I'm sorry!

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I'll shut up.



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Uh huh, sure. I believe you.


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Sure, where else would I go?


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DON'T STAB ME IN THE BACK VICTORIA!!!


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...

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Well I'm already bored.


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Oh!

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Uh... hi?


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... Hold on one second here.


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Oh hell no.


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You are a full ten years younger than me - I am sure you have better things to do than flirting with me!

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Shouldn't you be playing Fortnite or something!?


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Yes, exactly - let's keep it that way!


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Yeah she's just upstairs; should be back any second.


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Pika.

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No, don't ask why my parents named me that it's a stupid story.


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Stop.


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Okay, that's two-for-two (or well... three-for-three I guess) for people starting over!


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No I don't want to.


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DAMMIT!


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Alright Basil, there's a slim chance you'll survive this.

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Hopefully it doesn't have any poison-type attacks yet, so if you listen to me we can get thorough this.

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Got it?

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...

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Basil?

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BASIL!?

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...

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Y-yes?


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Why aren't you saying anything!?

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Because you didn't want my opinion?

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I'm a good Pokemon that listens to his trainer!


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...

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*sigh*

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I didn't mean shut up permanently.

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Really?!

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Oh this is going to be a long ass journey I can already feel it...


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Welp, I guess better safe than sorry.

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Let's start this off right Basil!

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I got this!


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Ugh, this is going to take forever...


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I forgot how agonizing early game Tackle battles are...


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JUST DO SOMETHING INTERESTING ALREADY!


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NOT LIKE THAT!!!


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I... don't feel good.

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Shit, just hold on a second...


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Potion lady, you just saved my starter.


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Oh that feels much better.

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Thank Arceus for random potion ladies!


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Now can you please end this Basil?

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Yeah, sure! I can do that!


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Thank you.


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Alright, not too bad!

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You've still got a long way to got though; especially after that heart attack you just gave me.

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Don't worry, I'll prove myself to you - you'll see!

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Uh huh, sure. Whatever you say Basil.


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I said STOP!


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Okay, but you keep your distance.

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I'm not going to jail.


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What has my life become...?


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Yes, please just heal the little bastard.


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I feel back to a hundred percent!

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I'm ready to take on whatever's next!


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Sure thing, we'll see.

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What's that supposed to mean?

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Oh, I just don't have much confidence in starters; it's nothing personal.

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Oh okay.

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... Wait.



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And there's the cavalry.


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Never leave me alone with him again.

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Why?

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Oh I'm not afraid of being seduced by a 15 year old, I am afraid of what other people will think of a grown woman hanging out with a 15 year old that won't stop flirting with her.

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Oh, okay.

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Whatever you say I am in full agreement with!


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*sigh*


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NO!!! STOP!!!


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THIS IS EXACTLY WHAT I WAS WORRIED ABOUT!!!

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NOTHING. HAPPENED.


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YES. SEE!?


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No, that actually sounds like a terrible idea considering I know you've got a fire-type on you.

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Yeah, you can't make us fight you!

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I thought you just said you wanted to prove yourself to me?

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Yeah but you're the trainer, you know best!

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Uhh...

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*look of complete innocent trust*

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...

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Oh this is going to end in tragedy I can already feel it...


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Oh Arceus; he doesn't stop...


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That's right; nothing.


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HE'S YOUR PROBLEM NOW AME!!!


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We really don't have to do this Victoria...


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Of course it's a Litten.

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Why would it be anything else!?


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Alright Basil, hopefully she doesn't have a fire-type attack yet.

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Just be careful.

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I'll prove myself to you this time - you'll see!

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Right...

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Just remember that I'm out of potions now.

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Got it!


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Ugh...

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Here we go again!


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Let's start it off right Basil!

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Let's see you try and hit me now!


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Well at least it looks like it doesn't have a fire-type attack...


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Let's see how much this does!


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... Holy shit Basil.

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Did I do good?

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Yeah, you did really good.


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Let's try to keep up that momentum!

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You got it!


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I'll prove that I'm strong enough to be your Pokemon!

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...


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Urk.

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B-barely hurt at all!


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...


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And now I'll end this for good!

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...


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It's done.

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So, how did I do? Better?


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...

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Much better.

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YES!


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Well you can start by saying "sorry for trying to one-up you Pika, it was foolish of me to try!"

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I feel like that's a good place to start.


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What? No! I'm just a regular ol' newbie!

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I don't own any legendaries, nor am I a foreign Champion! I'm just little ol' me!


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Oh hey, look at that - Cain's coming back!


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Cain I owe you one.


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THE FAVOR I OWE YOU IS A VERY LIMITED ONE BY THE WAY!!!


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Oh thank goodness for flamboyant teenagers.


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Well golly gee, what an exciting first day as a simple Pokemon trainer - HOW FUN!


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My goodness, the competence of this place is bringing me genuine joy!


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Ah, another one to add to my collection.

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Thank you.

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You have more of these?

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... No?


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Oh shoot, I've actually always wanted one of these.


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Hell yeah!

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My old ones are so worn in...


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Thanks again for saving my ass, good luck with the whole bombing thing!


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Yeah you go ahead and do that.

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Forget you ever saw me.


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Ah yes, wonderful - my favorite type to fight...


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...

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You're a good one Victoria.


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I mean... I've already got one.

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SHE'S TALKING ABOUT ME!

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And I saw some grass just outside, so I'm not too worried.


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Ah, yes - Boomtown.

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I'll get around to it.


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Bye Victoria, and remember-

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-you never saw me.


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*sigh*

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I guess there's no more putting it off...


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Time to contact the dick.


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Alright you feathered freak.


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I'm here, despite every alarm bell in body body telling me I shouldn't be.


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You did well not to ignore me a second time hero.

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Yeah sure, whatever. I still don't know exactly why I'm here.

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I told you; did I not?

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Something horrible is going to befall this region without intervention.

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As the Hero of Truth it is your sworn duty to ensure the continued stability of this world.

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After the true way of being must-


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-must be protected. I know, we've been over this before.

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I do not enjoy being cut off.

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But I appreciate your understanding.


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So that's it then? I'm basically on my own now?

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Consider this your continued punishment for disobeying me.

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Also I cannot predict the future, I can only sense when and where we are needed.


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Great...

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Fear not, I have total faith in you.

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I will call upon you again should it be necessary.


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Yeah, sure - whatever.


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Ass.

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...

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What?

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Was that the legendary Pokemon Reshiram?

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Yeah, unfortunately. His name is Ash - short for Ashhole of course.

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Wh-why do you have the legendary Reshiram, and did he call you his hero...?

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*sigh*


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Listen, Basil, I don't want you to feel like you're in over your head - but there's a lot going on.

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Things are gonna be really tough going forward, and I need to know that I have your support.

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...

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O-of course! Of course you have my support!

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I finally have a trainer, I was finally chosen! I won't let this chance go to waste!

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I'm here for you - I promise I won't go away!


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... That's great Basil.


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I guess we should stock up then, we're gonna need a lot of supplies.

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Oh yeah you're right!

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Let me see what you have in your bag and we can-


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WHY IS YOUR BAG SO EMPTY!?


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I like to travel light?

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NO!

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We gotta stock up. We need a first aid kit, a flashlight, batteries, dried food, water-


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Basil.

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-toilet paper, a map, a portable charger-

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Basil.

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-we should also bring a lantern and oil just to be safe but-

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BASIL!

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Huh?

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We'll be fine, I just want to get out of here; okay?

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Okay...


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... Hold on a second. Is that who I think it is?


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YES, MAGIKARP SALESMAN!!! WE GOT A FREE GYARADOS BOYS!!!


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You had me at free Gyarados my friend!

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But I don't think he ever mentioned a Gyarados?

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It was subtext.


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Yeah I know it-

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Wait. What do you mean by that?


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Ah. I see, so you've chosen death then.


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YOU CAN RUN BUT I PROMISE YOU CAN'T HIDE BITCH-BOY!!!


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If you hadn't sold me a Gyarados I'd be much angrier with you.


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Dammit to hell...

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It'll be okay!

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I'm gonna kill him...

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I'm not sure what to do here, they didn't cover this in starter training...


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... Then that's where we'll go.

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Oh!

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Sounds good!



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I will not allow this slight to stand...

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Was that a scream I just heard?

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Yes.

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MY SCREAMING RAGE AT HAVING MY GYARADOS STOLEN FROM ME!

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I don't... think that's what I heard...


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I guess I should grab my first encounter real quick.


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Huh, a Rattata?

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Actually not that bad - I've had many a Raticate go onto be MVPs.


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And done.


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I feel like it should be obvious why I named her Violet.

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Violet is a shade of purple as well as a feminine name. Look at her fur, it's the perfect name.


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Well I guess I'll take a quick look at her while I'm at it.


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Oh! Not a bad nature!

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Hustle isn't the best, but it's not bad.

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Kinda would have preferred Guts though...

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Hi Violet, welcome to the team!

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Well aren't you just a bag of sunshine.

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Yo, blondie. You're the trainer right?

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That would be me yes.

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I'm gonna get free meals outta this little team ain't I?

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I mean yeah.

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As long as I remember anyway...

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Cool, that's a ll I wanted to know.

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You don't care about having to fight?

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Kid I'm from the streets - I fight everyday.

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At least now I won't have to fight over food.


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Oh!

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Uh... okay then.



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I think this is a good time to leave things.

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Next time we'll explore the city a bit more.

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And we'll also be hunting that Gyarados stealing punk down like the worm that he is!

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So look forward to that!

I will make no promises about a set schedule.
I'll attempt to update this run at least once a week, but life has been hell recently, so expect it to be more along the lines of semi-weekly.
 
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aegagrusScholarship

Problems and Issues Haver
Artist
Writer
Pokédex No.
4946
Caught
Sep 9, 2021
Messages
156
Location
Staring at an unfinished writing piece, probably
Nature
Timid
Pronouns
all of them
Pokémon Type
  1. Bug
  2. Dark
Pokédex Entry
This Pokémon craves attention and recognition, but becomes an absolute mess if given either. Often seen starting multiple projects and finishing none.
OH HECK IT’S HAPPENING YOOOOOO
PORTRAIT FOR PIKA? YO
HOLY HECK
basil is. precious already. also needs confidence but he’ll do just fine, i’m sure

on mobile so i can’t really do a full comment but just. HELL YEAH IT’S GOING
 

Kit_The_Feef

Someone who draws too much ¯\_(ಠωಠ)_/¯
Artist
Screenshotter
Pokédex No.
4612
Caught
Jun 16, 2021
Messages
631
Location
Australia
Nature
Impish
Pronouns
He/him
Pokémon Type
  1. Bug
  2. Fairy
  3. Steel
Pokédex Entry
Comic artist. Idiot. Has far too many active projects for his own sanity. Unreliable when it comes to updates on his non-comic endeavours.
Good luck with this. You're going to need it. Me, personally? I wouldn't touch Reborn with a ten-foot pole. But I like your commentary, so I'll be sticking around regardless. Must say, I'm impressed that you're going out of your comfort zone to draw human portraits. They look great! Also, Pika has gained the power to swear, and that's amazing.
 

Cirr

I'm a bot! (maybe) #OnionBoy
Screenshotter
Team Delta
Pokédex No.
216
Caught
Jun 30, 2019
Messages
1,504
Pronouns
beep/boop
Pokémon Type
  1. Ghost
  2. Normal
  3. Cute
  4. ???
Pokédex Entry
Fails Captchas with regularity
as with every other reborn run, it should really have ended at the train

but also basil seems cute! Good luck with reborn's bullshit
 

THKS

The Trainer Behind Franklin.
Screenshotter
Pokédex No.
2912
Caught
Nov 15, 2020
Messages
366
Location
Sydney
Nature
Timid
Pronouns
He/Him
Pokémon Type
  1. Ground
  2. Normal
Pokédex Entry
"No matter what I do, I do it just for you."
I see that Not Ketchum is back again. Surely only good things can happen out of those sudden calls with that Reshiram, right... right? Anyway, it's nice to see the main trainer having her own portraits.

I don't know a whole lot about Pokemon Reborn, other than the fact that it's somewhat controversial, but I'm glad to see you're giving this game a go. I can't wait to see how you, Basil and Violet go in Reborn. Good luck, and get that Gyarados stealer.
 

Trollkitten

Kitten of Lore
Artist
Writer
Team Delta
Pokédex No.
208
Caught
Jun 30, 2019
Messages
2,085
Location
Gatto Region
Nature
Quirky
Pronouns
She/her, Aetherai Lorekeeper
Pokémon Type
  1. Fairy
  2. Clever
Pokédex Entry
Autistic writer who starts more things than she finishes. Hyper asexual lorewriter and worldbuilder. Rather be a happy shill than an angry critic.
I love Violet already. Here's hoping she survives... (and Basil too obviously, but like you've said, you don't have the best track record with starters).
 

Moon

Johto League Champion
Writer
Team Alpha
Pokédex No.
3995
Caught
Mar 9, 2021
Messages
618
Nature
Sassy
Pronouns
They, Them
Pokémon Type
  1. Ghost
  2. Ice
Pokédex Entry
Because they're the two rarest types, they're the rarest pokemon. Yes, that's logical. No, there aren't other Ghost/Ice types. Froslass doesn't exist.
wh-what?
YOU STARTED ALREADY?!

oooooooooooooh, Ash put her up to this, that makes sense.
pika portrait!

but uh yeah Trollkitten was right this game is edgy.
 

Derogatory Trainer

The hero you don't need but you're getting anyway.
Screenshotter
Team Delta
Pokédex No.
315
Caught
Jul 1, 2019
Messages
362
Nature
Adamant
Pokémon Type
  1. ???
Pokédex Entry
The most humble and modest braggart you will ever meet.
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Hello one and all!
Welcome to the wacky and wonderful ride that is Pokemon Reborn!

Now I can hear you all crying out: "Pika! What the hell is wrong with you!?" And I understand. But you can't stop me.
For years victory over this game (in the form of a nuzlocke) has eluded me! That all ends now. For I will be conquering this beast once and for all, and I'm taking each and every one of you down with me.
Jesus, I didn't expect this run to be going up already!
You must have been chomping at the bit to start.
Anyway...
PIKA WHAT THE HELL IS WRONG WITH YOU!? ONLY IIIIII CAN HAVE A REBORN NUZLOCKE!
It doesn't matter that I haven't updated it in like...six years! THE NICHE WAS FILLED!
But seriously, good fucking luck with this. You're gonna need it for sure.
At the very least you aren't blindly stumbling into it, right? You should be able to plan for most of the bullshit coming up.
Specifically Solaris.


. If I still have Pokemon in the PC I can rebuild and continue after a wipe.
Set battle style or death baby!
. Literally, if I white out I have to change the battle style back to switch style.
Ahhhh I see, multiple tries, eh?
That's fair. And also completely necessary for this game.
I needed one myself after that Garchomp.
Except I pussed out and didn't kill off the original team.
But those this mean the run CAN'T end in failure or is it just until you run out of Pokemon?



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Life's a bitch.

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One minute you're minding your own business, getting ready to go hunt down the mafia in Kanto, and the next you've got a one-way ticket to your grave.
Baaahhhh...everyone and their mother does KANTO.
This is going to be much more entertaining.
Also blonde Pika!


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...

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And now I feel even worse.
Feels like literally every fucking fangame ever has an Absol stalking you.

Whoa!
Who's that handsome devil near the front?
I bet he'd make a good protagonist.


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Hey come on lady! Ever heard of personal sp-
I never understood how Ame knew the train was going to explode while facing a different direction.
OR how she threw you out a window and you landed in FRONT of the train station.


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Alright, I don't think it was Julia.

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You're cool in my book Julia!
After much consideration and exposure to the other...delightful personalities in this region.
Julia is actually the least fucked up in the head one of all.
...
And that's terrible.


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Trust me when I say I have no problem with that.
Did she expect you to break out a broom and help clean up?

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First off though, here's a look at my settings.

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As stated prior I'll be staying in set mode unless I wipe, then I'll be going back to shift.

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Hopefully it won't come down to that, but it doesn't hurt to have a backup plan.
That's all well and good but what the hell are you doing playing with Speech Frame 21!?
ARE YOU SOME KIND OF PLEB, PIKA!?


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Oh!

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That's actually very sweet. Thank you potion lady.
I bet that this is going to save your early run like it did my own.
I wonder how many Nuzlockes Potion Lady has saved over the years?


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That's right, I go first because this is my first time as a trainer!
"Hi, My name's Pika!"
"No relation to the extremely recent Champion of Sinnoh and Unova though! Tee hee!"
Anyway, here's your inaugural meme for the run.

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Shame there's no character artwork for Reborn like there is Rejuvenation.
Would make this a lot easier.

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IT'S FUCKING CHIKORITA!

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Urgh... I don't hate Chikorita, it's what I chose in my very first Crystal playthrough, but there are so many other better starters...
Well that thing's dead.
A Mono-Grass in a universe where all the scumbags and degenerates use Poison types?
And you're in the REBORN region?
Guess this is another run where you lose your starter early on, huh?


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I'm okay. I'm just so consumed by joy right now that I don't know what to do.

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Oh. Okay then?
Damn.
And I kinda like the positive little bugger too.
He's very...peppy.

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Oh hell no.
Classic Pika attracting all the underage teenage boys yet again.
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Shouldn't you be playing Fortnite or something!?
...
God that makes me feel old.
That game really has consumed a whole generation, hasn't it?


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Potion lady, you just saved my starter.
The unsung hero of Reborn.
But woooooow Pika, using a Potion on your FIRST battle?
Pathetic.
REAL trainers make it at least two before needing it.


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Of course it's a Litten.

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Why would it be anything else!?
Why...IS it a Litten though?
Tepig suited Veronica way better than a goddamn Dark/Fire type!
Bad change. 0/10 Ame.


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Oh shoot, I've actually always wanted one of these.
The hidden objective of these Nuzlockes is so you can collect every single communication device used in the Pokemon World.
Now all you need is the PokeNav and your collection is complete.


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You did well not to ignore me a second time hero.
Oh.
Didn't expect him to make an appearance so soon.
Guess you're still stuck being his errand girl, huh?
He has no idea what he's gotten you into this time though...


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Huh, a Rattata?

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Actually not that bad - I've had many a Raticate go onto be MVPs.
Can't diss that first capture. Super Fang is very useful against tanky enemies.
There's Guts too which should be good against Julia's paralysis moves.


So begins your long, gruelling journey through or out of Reborn.
Only complaint I have is that the gameplay images are a little too big for my liking.
I can't remember what image hosting site you're using, but Imgur's medium thumbnail setting is what I use myself.
That's only my recommendation though. Do what you want.
 

redninjapuffle

Probably playing DragonBall FighterZ
Screenshotter
Team Delta
Pokédex No.
841
Caught
Sep 24, 2019
Messages
838
Location
Peaceful Plains
Nature
Calm
Pronouns
He
Pokémon Type
  1. Electric
  2. Dark
Pokédex Entry
Redninjapuffles are known to want to create their own nuzlocke stories or comics, however, many have yet to start one.
wait, didn't the epilouge come out like 3 days ago?
speedy huh?
 

Sovereign One

The Supreme ruler that never does anything
Pokédex No.
4284
Caught
Apr 19, 2021
Messages
56
Location
In bed
Nature
Sassy
Pronouns
He
Pokémon Type
  1. Dragon
  2. Fighting
Pokédex Entry
Doesn't understand sarcasm yet is quite good dishing it out, he always laughs at inappropriate times,
oh damn up already? well let's see what this ride entails.
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Life's a bitch.
and a human portrait? Getting classy Pika
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Oh great, the local pyromaniac is a Gym Leader.

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Actually that's kind of hilarious.
I see Orion's rubbed off on you.
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As stated prior I'll be staying in set mode unless I wipe, then I'll be going back to shift.
oh good there's a caveat to this.
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Because as always I'll be leaving it up to fate!

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Using a random number generator I will be selecting a starter at random! Makes it a bit more fun.
Ok that explains it, I was wondering why you chose chikorita since it's not exactly the best starter.
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... Hold on one second here.
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Oh hell no.
I can already tell that I'm going to enjoy your "relationship" with him
The gift that keeps on giving
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Potion lady, you just saved my starter.
"If I had a nickel for every time potion lady saved a nuzlocke on this site, I'd have two nickel's, which isn't much but it's weird that it happened twice."
 

CrumpetsAndCheese

some dude
Pokédex No.
4942
Caught
Sep 6, 2021
Messages
51
Location
My house, duh.
Nature
Lonely
Pronouns
He/Him
Pokémon Type
  1. Bug
  2. ???
Pokédex Entry
It likes to stay inside and use the internet. Sometimes it leaves its computer to use a different device, or rarely draw.
Finally, a GOOD starter for once! do wonder what's goin on with pikas new look, but the sprite emoticon thingamajig for her looks great!
 

Bernag

Cybernetic lurker at your service
Pokédex No.
2806
Caught
Nov 1, 2020
Messages
62
Nature
Bashful
Pokémon Type
  1. Water
  2. Fighting
Well it seems its time for Reborn. And unlike the last Nuzlocke im gonna try and be around somewhat on this one. Lets do this
And gl Pika

And so it begins...


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Wait... is that jackass mocking me again!?

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I told them that if I saw them doing any more bullshit I was gonna shove my foot up their ass!!! I know you hear me dickbag!

Kick his ass!!!
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Oh great, the local pyromaniac is a Gym Leader.

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Actually that's kind of hilarious.

Be prepared for a lot of explosive puns
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Oh.

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...

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I'm not used to people being competent, this is actually pleasant change of pace.

Don't get yourself fooled... they still have some issues but yeah they are better than regular cops
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Oh joy, electric-type Gym right off the bat. Fun.

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Here's hoping I manage to get a hold of a ground-type...

*Looks nervously at encounter table*
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PIKA!!!

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You disappeared on us again...


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Dammit woman, I looked away for two seconds and you were gone; where the hell are you!?

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How do you little bastards keep getting in here!?

Aww i wanted to hear how Scout and the rest were hanging with the old team
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Wow, I think this might be the first pop of color I've seen in this city!

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Grey seems to be the go to around here.

Better get used to it. Its gonna take a bit before vibrant colours
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Oh, you're back already?

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Let me guess; they managed to get awa-


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...

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Well hot damn, consider me impressed.

Why did i forget that Ame at the beginning of the game was very competent in relation to the police

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Oh shit; really?

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So the first three on the left are Bulbasaur, Charmander, and Squirlte? Then it just keeps going on like that?

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Pretty badass, not gonna lie.

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IT'S FUCKING CHIKORITA!

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Urgh... I don't hate Chikorita, it's what I chose in my very first Crystal playthrough, but there are so many other better starters...

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Uhh... Basil?

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I'm okay. I'm just so consumed by joy right now that I don't know what to do.
Welcome aboard Basil. And tbh Chikorita line in reborn is not has bad. Its usages are just well... not that many. But it compensates its lack of versatility by being a strong wall. The lack of many atatcks is fixed due to the buff to Nature power. And with how early you get light clay? i think you konw what moves of the Chikorita line you should keep ? ~~if not im talking about the reflet and light screen that it gets by level up~~

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... Holy shit Basil.

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Did I do good?

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Yeah, you did really good.

Good job Basil
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My goodness, the competence of this place is bringing me genuine joy!

Competent Amethyst strikes again
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Oh shoot, I've actually always wanted one of these.

They are great. Never leaving in an adventure without one of these.
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Alright you feathered freak.
PFFFTTT ASH IN JAIL XD
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YES, MAGIKARP SALESMAN!!! WE GOT A FREE GYARADOS BOYS!!!
SIGHHH. The one quest line of this game that i despise... because of when you get that pokemon is sooo god damn annoying.
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Oh! Not a bad nature!

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Hustle isn't the best, but it's not bad.

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Kinda would have preferred Guts though...

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Hi Violet, welcome to the team!

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Well aren't you just a bag of sunshine.

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Yo, blondie. You're the trainer right?

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That would be me yes.

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I'm gonna get free meals outta this little team ain't I?

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I mean yeah.

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As long as I remember anyway...

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Cool, that's a ll I wanted to know.

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You don't care about having to fight?

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Kid I'm from the streets - I fight everyday.

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At least now I won't have to fight over food.


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Oh!

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Uh... okay then.
Welcome aboard Violet. The team is coming together.
 

ShashaR

Sinnoh Leauge Crusher
Pokédex No.
4949
Caught
Sep 11, 2021
Messages
12
Location
My Home
Nature
Quiet
Pronouns
He/Him
Pokémon Type
  1. Electric
  2. Fire
Woo Reborn Nuzlocke POG .

Also Cain is kinda cringe if you look at it like that .
 

QuietGuardian

Johto League Champion
🌱Featurer
Screenshotter
Team Alpha
Pokédex No.
33
Caught
Jun 10, 2019
Messages
1,446
Nature
Careful
Pronouns
he/him
Pokémon Type
  1. Dark
  2. Ground
Wow, you're really getting right into the next run. Well, no complaints here!

!! Pika has portraits now! She certainly got her hairstyle redone—seemingly based off a certain (previous) Sinnoh Champion, I see.

I approve of your choice of starter: I've had a special place in my heart for Chikorita and its line after one led me to victory in my first ever completed run on this forum (well, technically back when it was still Zetaboards). And Careful isn't bad at all, considering it'll add to Chikorita's natural bulk and early Razor Leaf isn't affected (the P/S split is in this hack, right?). Between all that and Basil's attitude, I definitely hope that he makes it, but at this point, I know not to necessarily expect it.
 

Bernag

Cybernetic lurker at your service
Pokédex No.
2806
Caught
Nov 1, 2020
Messages
62
Nature
Bashful
Pokémon Type
  1. Water
  2. Fighting
the P/S split is in this hack, right?)
Yes it is
Reborn is not a hack room though
It's a full fan game like insurgence and what not so there is no emulator
The game has up to gen 7 mechanics(yes megas and z moves although z moves rarer to get for now in the gane) and pokemon
 

Bowser's Family Vacation

Johto League Champion
Writer
Team Delta
Pokédex No.
301
Caught
Jul 1, 2019
Messages
2,308
Nature
Rash
Pronouns
She/her
Pokémon Type
  1. Dragon
  2. Cool
Pokédex Entry
"Am I Mario's babysitter? Are you going to call me every time that guy blows his nose, or what?"
Pika @ us:
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Absol @ Pika: 👁️ 👄 👁️

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turism

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Mostly because this region is pretty strict with their badge rules and I don't want to bring my old teams in to get slaughtered.
*looks at Reborn* Yeah, this is going to be a bloody nuzlocke. 😰

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Dammit woman, I looked away for two seconds and you were gone; where the hell are you!?
That's protagonists for ya. 😔

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...

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Well hot damn, consider me impressed.
I don't think we're in Kansas canon anymore.

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IT'S FUCKING CHIKORITA!
Chikorita:


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I... I finally have a trainer...?
Yes, dino pear, it's time to prove your snuff in the most inhospitable of environments. 🥺

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Didn't you just say you picked me though?

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I DON'T THINK I ASKED YOUR OPINION LITTLE MAN!!!

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Oh, I'm sorry!
Don't be mean to the new baby, Pika! D:<

Seems like Cain could use a talking-to with late-game Ken.... >_>

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JUST DO SOMETHING INTERESTING ALREADY!


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pika pls

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Don't worry, I'll prove myself to you - you'll see!

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Uh huh, sure. Whatever you say Basil.
You don't believe him! 🥺 That being said, if Cain is going to be a poison-type user (or at least having a poison-type ace), this is gonna be rough. A character design like that doesn't just disappear from the story. >_>

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*look of complete innocent trust*
Basil, you're gonna break our hearts.

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You did well not to ignore me a second time hero.
Pika:
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Kid I'm from the streets - I fight everyday.

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At least now I won't have to fight over food.
Another early-game rodent Pika knows can relate. I hope you go far, Violet.
 

Bernag

Cybernetic lurker at your service
Pokédex No.
2806
Caught
Nov 1, 2020
Messages
62
Nature
Bashful
Pokémon Type
  1. Water
  2. Fighting
can someone remind me how to put a like on a run
not a single reply like in the entire run?
so i can make this number go higher ?
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pikafan96

That Little Yellow Rat
Screenshotter
Team Delta
Pokédex No.
2619
Caught
Sep 27, 2020
Messages
139
Location
The middle of nowhere
Nature
Quiet
Pronouns
She/Her
Pokémon Type
  1. Electric
  2. Dragon
Pokédex Entry
A reclusive creature. Can rarely be seen scavenging for food late at night.
  • Thread Starter Thread Starter
  • #18
Today's the day we get a full team, so buckle up folks!

Also, a new clause has been added to the rules.
@Bernag approached me with a fun idea, and I decided go with it! Essentially, if I manage to beat every 4th Gym (there's 18 Gyms in this game, so 4 gifts total) I will be sent a random shiny as a gift.
It won't be anything game breaking, just a fun way to celebrate the occasional victory. And there will be an explanation of it in-universe, so don't you worry your pretty little heads about that.

EDIT: There was a slight bit of confusion, so I get the gift even if I lose a 'mon. I'm just putting this edit here for those that saw the incorrect information before I removed it :sweatdrop:

Now on with the show!

@aegagrusScholarship
OH HECK IT’S HAPPENING YOOOOOO
I can't be stopped; people have tried and failed!


PORTRAIT FOR PIKA? YO
HOLY HECK
I figured it was time for me to stop being a coward.
Seems like people approve though :yay:


basil is. precious already. also needs confidence but he’ll do just fine, i’m sure
Well... we can only hope. The Chikorita line aren't known for being the best after all.
But he is a sweetie!


on mobile so i can’t really do a full comment but just. HELL YEAH IT’S GOING
Hey, no worries - you managed to be the first comment on the new run!
That makes you a winner 🥳


@Kit_The_Feef
Good luck with this. You're going to need it.
Ha ha!
Yes.


Me, personally? I wouldn't touch Reborn with a ten-foot pole. But I like your commentary, so I'll be sticking around regardless.
Yeah, this game is definitely not for everyone - it's got a lot of unpleasant stuff going on in it. I've still got a soft-spot for it though.
Glad you like me enough to stick around though :3:


Must say, I'm impressed that you're going out of your comfort zone to draw human portraits. They look great!
Thank you!
I figured it was time to stop making excuses and actually try to improve on something I'm not very confident with!
I'm really glad they turned out alright.


Also, Pika has gained the power to swear, and that's amazing.
I am now unstoppable.


@Cirr
Welcome! This game may be dark but I'm hoping we'll still get some fun out of it!

as with every other reborn run, it should really have ended at the train
Statistically yes, that explosion should have absolutely obliterated everyone onboard.
But thankfully Pika's immune to explosions, and as such the run can continue.


but also basil seems cute!
He is a cutie!
Not the best starter, but a cutie nonetheless!


Good luck with reborn's bullshit
Thank you!
I'm gonna need it.


@THKS
I see that Not Ketchum is back again. Surely only good things can happen out of those sudden calls with that Reshiram, right... right?
Of course!
It's always a good time with our old friend Ash! Nothing bad ever happens when he's involved!


Anyway, it's nice to see the main trainer having her own portraits.
I'm glad you like them.
They were hell to make, but I think they came out pretty good.


I don't know a whole lot about Pokemon Reborn, other than the fact that it's somewhat controversial, but I'm glad to see you're giving this game a go.
Despite the controversial nature of this game; I adore it.
I say give it a chance. It's pretty dark and edgy, and of course challenging as hell - but it's got a certain charm to it as well.


I can't wait to see how you, Basil and Violet go in Reborn.
Well you'll just have to stick around and find out 😉


Good luck, and get that Gyarados stealer.
Ha ha! Yes.
I'll get my Gyarados... eventually.


@Trollkitten
I love Violet already. Here's hoping she survives...
... Some of you guys really seem to like Violet already.


(and Basil too obviously, but like you've said, you don't have the best track record with starters).
Aw come on; maybe he'll be the one to break the curse?
... Maybe? I'm usually pretty good at keeping not so great Pokemon alive!


@Moon
wh-what?
YOU STARTED ALREADY?!
I NEVER STOPPED!
... Okay, I took like two days off and then got immediately back to work.


oooooooooooooh, Ash put her up to this, that makes sense.
Of course, it's always Ash!
We can't escape him.


pika portrait!
Finally, after so long!
They were painful to make though :sweatdrop:


but uh yeah Trollkitten was right this game is edgy.
... Yeah.
But it's also pretty fun!


@Derogatory Trainer
I see. That makes a lot of sense.
So if you meet Kyurem in Blaze Black 2 or whatever, will he have a balanced viewpoint?
Or just be a mindless monster like the game implies?
He's one of the few Pokemon that try to outright kill the player after all.
You know I actually haven't fully thought that one out.
I don't think I'd make him a complete monster, but definitely not a 'mon that's fully in control of himself.
Uhh... I d probably do something like whatever dragon he absorbed is trying to break free - which is making Kyurem act erratically, but I'm still workshopping it.


It would be interesting to see but very, VERY sad if they left Unova for brighter pastures only to die there again, two years later.
I'd say, if you've got some spare slots in your Elite 4 team put one of your old friends in.
But have them hold like, a new experimental Eject Button that'll launch them back to safety if there HP reaches zero.
It's just a thought, I wouldn't probably end up doing it (maybe, my mind changes with the hour) but it is definitely something I've considered!
The Elite Four idea could be interesting though. Hmm...


Well there might be more. You DID pick a big ol' edgefest of a game after all.
Hey!
It's a stressfully fun edgefest of a game - it's important to be accurate.


Hahaha, you and pretty much every other girl who' seen Naruto.
I still don't understand the appeal. But I don't really get why the Uchiha had to be planning a coup in the first place either. They weren't treated badly enough to actually warrant overthrowing Konoha.
To me, Itachi will always be the guy who gave the line "To test the limits of my abilities" in response to killing his whole family.
That was the funniest shit to me as a teen.
I'm gonna be honest with you - I was really into asshole characters as a kid. Seto Kaiba was my very first crush when I was like 5, and I'll never be able to tell you why.
My guess it was just an offshoot of the whole "girls like bad boys" sorta thing.
To be honest a lot of the characters in Naruto were kind of ridiculous. Then again I didn't watch too much of Shippuden, so I can't comment too much :sweatdrop:


Yeah, I was thinking of doing something similar to flesh out the Pokemon in my run. Like give the ones we barely see more screen-time and personality. Like a "Tales from the PC" kind of thing.
I just don't know how to go about it and I dread the workload involved.
I'm in the same boat - it's extra work I don't have time for and I'm not sure how to implement it.
I think I would probably do something similar to what I did in Chapter 29 of Ashes of Glory.


And to think, there are STILL people to this day who don't believe every single women is evil in some way.
I have no idea what you're talking about.
Us women are all perfect little angels dammit.


POKEMON CONQUEST!?
Well I kind spoiled myself by seeing your post on the Reborn Forums so...whoops?
:argh:
Jesus, I didn't expect this run to be going up already!
You must have been chomping at the bit to start.
I'm gonna be honest with you; almost as soon as the last part of the epilogue went up for my last run I was already starting to plan this one out.
It took me like two days to get bored enough to actually get to work on it.


Anyway...
PIKA WHAT THE HELL IS WRONG WITH YOU!? ONLY IIIIII CAN HAVE A REBORN NUZLOCKE!
It doesn't matter that I haven't updated it in like...six years! THE NICHE WAS FILLED!
Well if someone would just update their run I wouldn't have had to do this!
Somebody has to entertain the people after all!
(I'm just joking of course; please don't hurt me.)


But seriously, good fucking luck with this. You're gonna need it for sure.
At the very least you aren't blindly stumbling into it, right? You should be able to plan for most of the bullshit coming up.
Specifically Solaris.
Oh yeah, definitely. This game is heartless.
No, I'm not as crazy as you were - I've played through this game at least half a dozen times at this point. I know what's coming up and exactly how to deal with it.
Don't you worry about Solaris.


Ahhhh I see, multiple tries, eh?
That's fair. And also completely necessary for this game.
Yes, it really is.
I do the "continue from the PC" in all my runs, but this is the first time I feel like I'm actually gonna have to use it.


I needed one myself after that Garchomp.
Except I pussed out and didn't kill off the original team.
Eh, seriously don't beat yourself up over it.
You were going in completely blind; that Garchomp is bullshit - there's no way you could have won that fight without knowing it was coming.


But those this mean the run CAN'T end in failure or is it just until you run out of Pokemon?
If I run out of Pokemon and can't catch anymore - the run's dead.
No way to continue after that point.


Baaahhhh...everyone and their mother does KANTO.
This is going to be much more entertaining.
True, but that's where all the Pikachu are!
Who wouldn't want to go to Kanto!?


Also blonde Pika!
She habitually dyes her hair when she's stressed out.
Very unlike real-life Pika; who has never done anything with her hair. I like my hair color - it's a weird shade very dark blonde/red.


Feels like literally every fucking fangame ever has an Absol stalking you.
That's because fangames like to go COMPLETELY OFF THE RAILS WITH THEIR PLOTS!
Most of the time at least - typically the Absol is warranted.


Whoa!
Who's that handsome devil near the front?
I bet he'd make a good protagonist.
Seems like the type of guy to pick Chimchar 🤔
Shame we'll never know since he tragically died in a train explosion 😔


I never understood how Ame knew the train was going to explode while facing a different direction.
OR how she threw you out a window and you landed in FRONT of the train station.
My guess is that she and Shade have some sort of unspoken code for when an explosion is about to happen.
He kind of just does a little jig and she just... gets it.
As for how we managed to get in front of the train station, well - some thing are better left unsaid.


After much consideration and exposure to the other...delightful personalities in this region.
Julia is actually the least fucked up in the head one of all.
...
And that's terrible.
Horrible even.
The crazy pyromaniac is the least of our worries. That really says something.


Did she expect you to break out a broom and help clean up?
I hope not! Because there wasn't a chance of that happening!
Manual labor is for Pokemon 😒


That's all well and good but what the hell are you doing playing with Speech Frame 21!?
ARE YOU SOME KIND OF PLEB, PIKA!?
I'll have you know in Reborn I usually use Speech Frame 3! But I wanted to change it up this time around and I like the blue gradient on this one!
I don't need to hear this from the man that uses Speech Frame 3 (the lesser Rejuvenation form of Speech Frame 3) with such disregard!
Shameful.


I bet that this is going to save your early run like it did my own.
I wonder how many Nuzlockes Potion Lady has saved over the years?
All of them. I guarantee that potion is used almost every single time.
I don't have the statistics but I'm going with my gut on this one.


"Hi, My name's Pika!"
"No relation to the extremely recent Champion of Sinnoh and Unova though! Tee hee!"
Who? Me? Champion of Sinnoh and Hero of Unova? Nah, it couldn't be me.


Anyway, here's your inaugural meme for the run.


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Shame there's no character artwork for Reborn like there is Rejuvenation.
Would make this a lot easier.
Ah, no better way to start a run than with a good ol' Derogatory Meme.
This one's good; when I first saw it I didn't notice the shirt, and then when I went back to do replies I noticed Ash hiding in the locker.
Good shit, made me chuckle.


Well that thing's dead.
A Mono-Grass in a universe where all the scumbags and degenerates use Poison types?
And you're in the REBORN region?
Guess this is another run where you lose your starter early on, huh?
No, I refuse!
If there's one thing I'm good at it's keeping garbage alive! The starter curse ends with Basil!!!
(I do wish that I had gotten almost anything else though... maybe not Froakie.)


Damn.
And I kinda like the positive little bugger too.
He's very...peppy.
He's just excited to finally have a trainer.
After all who picks Chikorita of all things; specifically in Reborn!


Classic Pika attracting all the underage teenage boys yet again.
No! I resent this accusation!
I'm innocent - I didn't touch him!


...
God that makes me feel old.
That game really has consumed a whole generation, hasn't it?
If it restores your faith at all my youngest cousin is a part of the Fortnite generation, and I don't think he plays it.
I do know he plays Minecraft a lot, which is fine because I also play Minecraft a lot.


The unsung hero of Reborn.
But woooooow Pika, using a Potion on your FIRST battle?
Pathetic.
REAL trainers make it at least two before needing it.
I'm sorry, but there's a bit of a strength difference between Chimchar and Chikorita!
I didn't think he was even going to manage to survive these battles at all!


Why...IS it a Litten though?
Tepig suited Veronica way better than a goddamn Dark/Fire type!
Bad change. 0/10 Ame.
Full agree, same with swapping Fern's Serperior with a Decidueye.
I wasn't necessary Ame!


The hidden objective of these Nuzlockes is so you can collect every single communication device used in the Pokemon World.
Now all you need is the PokeNav and your collection is complete.
...
So what your saying is that I need to go to Hoenn next? Did I get that right?


Oh.
Didn't expect him to make an appearance so soon.
Guess you're still stuck being his errand girl, huh?
He has no idea what he's gotten you into this time though...
Of course he had to appear! How would we survive without our beloved Ash?
He would never lead us astray!
(Please save me.)


Can't diss that first capture. Super Fang is very useful against tanky enemies.
There's Guts too which should be good against Julia's paralysis moves.
... You guys are pretty happy about Violet. Aren't you?


So begins your long, gruelling journey through or out of Reborn.
Only complaint I have is that the gameplay images are a little too big for my liking.
I can't remember what image hosting site you're using, but Imgur's medium thumbnail setting is what I use myself.
That's only my recommendation though. Do what you want.
... You can do that? I thought you were just manually changing all the sizes yourself for your run; how did I miss the different size settings?!
Hold on let me test that real quick with a screenshot I didn't end up using.

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Huh, well then.
Um... that'll be fixed in this chapter, I'm not going back to the last one to change all the sizes over there though.


@redninjapuffle
wait, didn't the epilouge come out like 3 days ago?
speedy huh?
Well, the replies to the epilogue did anyway!
But yeah, you can't stop me!


@Sovereign One
oh damn up already? well let's see what this ride entails.
Of course! I don't understand the concept of "pacing myself" after all!
Oh ho, and what a ride it's going to be!


and a human portrait? Getting classy Pika
Ah, thank you.
I figured it was time to spice things up a bit!


I see Orion's rubbed off on you.
Wha- no!
I would never let that happen 😖
He was a grump, I am a perfect ray of sunshine dammit!


oh good there's a caveat to this.
Yeah, I'm not that crazy.
That being said I hope it doesn't come down to this - I'd rather not lose six Pokemon all at once...


Ok that explains it, I was wondering why you chose chikorita since it's not exactly the best starter.
If I had actually allowed myself to choose I would have gone with either Mudkip or Charmander; maybe try for a Contrary Snivy if I was feeling lucky.
Chikorita would not have been considered at all, but that's why randomizing your starter is fun! Forces you to think on your feet.


I can already tell that I'm going to enjoy your "relationship" with him
No. There is no "relationship" here.
The only "relationship" here is Cain staying at least ten feet away from me at all times.


The gift that keeps on giving
NO!!!
THIS IS NOT AMUSING - I'M IN DANGER!


"If I had a nickel for every time potion lady saved a nuzlocke on this site, I'd have two nickel's, which isn't much but it's weird that it happened twice."
😆
I'm sure this is a pretty common scenario if I'm being honest.


@CrumpetsAndCheese
Finally, a GOOD starter for once!
Well my friend, I'm afraid we'll have to agree to disagree on that one!


do wonder what's goin on with pikas new look, but the sprite emoticon thingamajig for her looks great!
Ah, it's quite simple; stress makes her dye her hair! It's a coping mechanism.
Glad you like the portraits for her though! They were a bitch to make...


@Bernag
And so it begins...
One step closer to the grave 😔


Kick his ass!!!
Asshole deserves it :argh:


Be prepared for a lot of explosive puns
Oh, don't you worry. I'm ready to have my mind blown :rimshot:
Get it? Blown; like a bomb? I'm hilarious.


Don't get yourself fooled... they still have some issues but yeah they are better than regular cops
Oh trust me; I know.
But just let me enjoy this while it lasts.


*Looks nervously at encounter table*
:smashpc:
No ground-types for me!


Aww i wanted to hear how Scout and the rest were hanging with the old team
Don't worry, this won't be the only cameo!
We'll see them again.


Better get used to it. Its gonna take a bit before vibrant colours
Don't worry, I'm ready for the grey.
Grey's really more my color anyway 😤


Why did i forget that Ame at the beginning of the game was very competent in relation to the police
She's trying to make a good first impression!
And it's working.


Welcome aboard Basil. And tbh Chikorita line in reborn is not has bad. Its usages are just well... not that many. But it compensates its lack of versatility by being a strong wall. The lack of many atatcks is fixed due to the buff to Nature power. And with how early you get light clay? i think you konw what moves of the Chikorita line you should keep ? ~~if not im talking about the reflet and light screen that it gets by level up~~
It's true that the Chikorita line are very bulky (I am so exited for Reflect and Light Screen) but my main worry is him being a pure grass-type. Flying-types and poison-types are stupidly common, and all it takes is one random ember or unlucky surprise bug and he's a very dead boy 😟
Grass-types are just so fragile... I'll do my best to protect him though!


Good job Basil
He's slowly proving himself!
Slowly.


Competent Amethyst strikes again
It's a like a delicious breath of fresh air compared to what I've been dealing with!


They are great. Never leaving in an adventure without one of these.
And now I have one!
Things have never been more convenient!


PFFFTTT ASH IN JAIL XD
It's right where he belongs.
He knows what he did :argh:
(No he doesn't, he's too stuck in his ways to realize what an ass he is.)


SIGHHH. The one quest line of this game that i despise... because of when you get that pokemon is sooo god damn annoying.
*sigh*
I...
I just my fish. I don't get my fish for so long :cybercrime:


Welcome aboard Violet. The team is coming together.
...
It's gonna come together even more this chapter!


can someone remind me how to put a like on a run
not a single reply like in the entire run?
so i can make this number go higher ?
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Those are the number of likes on the original post! (Chapter 1/introduction)
Every time someone leaves a like or a reaction the number goes up!


@ShashaR
Woo Reborn Nuzlocke POG .
Hell yeah!
It's suffering time :V:


Also Cain is kinda cringe if you look at it like that .
Yeah he's uhh... difficult - that's a good word to use for him.
I do still like him as a character though; he can be funny.


@QuietGuardian
Wow, you're really getting right into the next run. Well, no complaints here!
What can I say?
The siren sound of nuzlockes won't let me stay away for too long 😌


!! Pika has portraits now! She certainly got her hairstyle redone—seemingly based off a certain (previous) Sinnoh Champion, I see.
She has evolved from being text only! Truly I know no limits.
... I didn't realize how similar her hair looked to Cynthia's. I guess she really fits the role of Sinnoh Champion now!


I approve of your choice of starter: I've had a special place in my heart for Chikorita and its line after one led me to victory in my first ever completed run on this forum (well, technically back when it was still Zetaboards).
I love Chikorita - I really do. I actually all three of the Johto starters pretty equally - I feel like they're peak starter designs.
It's just... this is Reborn. My first attempted Reborn nuzlocke was with a Swampert as my starter, and even he eventually fell. This game is brutal, and Chikorita just isn't the best.
I worry 😟


And Careful isn't bad at all, considering it'll add to Chikorita's natural bulk and early Razor Leaf isn't affected (the P/S split is in this hack, right?).
Yeah I really appreciate the bulk boost; especially considering the Chikorita line is definitely more defense based. I'm honestly just grateful they learn a decent amount of physical moves.
And yeah, the physical/special split is in this game. The devs aren't that cruel.


Between all that and Basil's attitude, I definitely hope that he makes it, but at this point, I know not to necessarily expect it.
I have had the worst luck with starters lately; which is insane because I rarely lost starters before I started posting my runs online!
Ironically, I have lost my starter in almost all three of my Reborn attempts. (First attempt I lost my Swampert pretty late-game, second attempt my Prinplup died pretty quick, and with the third attempt my Incineroar actually survived; but I had too strict of a ruleset so I just sort of gave up.)
Maybe Basil will break the curse though!
... Maybe.


@Bowser's Family Vacation
Pika @ us:
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You can't escape from me! I won't allow it!
Seriously though I'm really happy you all decided to check out the new run too - it's gonna be a blast 😉


Absol @ Pika: 👁️ 👄 👁️
:argh:


Not even a dystopian wasteland is safe from the dreaded tourist pitch 😔


*looks at Reborn* Yeah, this is going to be a bloody nuzlocke. 😰
Ha ha!
You have no idea.



That's protagonists for ya. 😔
Poor Scout; he never even saw it coming. (Or, leaving I guess. Get it? Because Pika left? I'm hilarious.)
You're better off not tagging along for this one little buddy. I don't think you'd get as lucky here as you did in Unova 😟


I don't think we're in Kansas canon anymore.
Let's see how long this level of competence lasts...


Chikorita:
Let's hope he doesn't try to kill me like a certain blue-haired princess tried to do in order to prevent a tragic future!
(I am your mother Lucina, I deserve more respect than that!)


Yes, dino pear, it's time to prove your snuff in the most inhospitable of environments. 🥺
*sigh*
He's uh...
really got his work cut out for him.
This isn't going to end pretty.


Don't be mean to the new baby, Pika! D:<
He needs to get used to it; there's gonna be a lot of yelling!
It's all due to stress - I don't mean it.


Seems like Cain could use a talking-to with late-game Ken.... >_>
I can't believe Ken went from being the kind of Pokemon you wouldn't want to be alone in the same room as for too long, to the one that would actively be giving out semi-decent advice.
That being said; I think Cain could learn a thing or two about personal space from Ken.


Alas, critical hits don't understand the meaning of the word "please."
All they know is death and pain 😔


You don't believe him! 🥺
To be fair, even if I had gotten one of the better starters - just look at my track record!
My starter survivor ratio is very low right now...


That being said, if Cain is going to be a poison-type user (or at least having a poison-type ace), this is gonna be rough. A character design like that doesn't just disappear from the story. >_>
Hm, I don't know how much you know about this game - but you're partially right.
In older versions he was pretty exclusively a poison-type trainer, but during some reworks he ended up getting a more diverse team. I think he only has two poison-types now? I'm not a hundred percent sure on that though...


Basil, you're gonna break our hearts.
Oh absolutely.
Maybe not by dying, but god only knows what is in store for my sweet boy.


As long as Ash is around Pika can never rest.
Danger is almost fully guaranteed 😔


Another early-game rodent Pika knows can relate. I hope you go far, Violet.
Man, I really do hope that Violet manages to do even half as well as Scout did; Reborn is a whole different beast though.
All I can say is... try not to get too attached to anyone.

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Okay, I think we're all set and ready to go.


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I did a bit of grinding with Basil and Violet and they're looking pretty good if I do say so myself!


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Basil learned Poison Powder; which is amazing.

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Can't wait to slowly watch the life drain from my enemy's eyes!

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Yeah, me too!

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I think?


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We'll make a killer out of you yet!

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You got it!

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... I think.



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Violet got a whole new moveset essentially.

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She learned Quick Attack and Focus Energy, then I replaced Tackle with Bite.

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Damn, I should have gotten a trainer ages ago!

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It took me forever to get to where I was on my own; now look at me!


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Well I'm happy that you're happy.


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Welp, I guess we should get out and explore the city now.

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And hunt down that no-good Gyarados stealing prick.

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Isn't it kind of late? Maybe we should wait until morning, it's gets kind of dangerous around here at night.

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Oh, poor sweet Basil - in time you will learn.

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Learn? Learn what?

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You will learn.

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What does that mean!?

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So Violet, are you ready to do some exploring?

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Sure, I know these streets like the back of my own hand - I could help you get around.

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That would be much appreciated; thanks!

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Don't even worry about it!

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Wait... I'm still confused. What am I going to be learning about!?


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Oof.

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Looks like someone doesn't know about badge obedience.

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You get that Snubbull in a a trade?

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Why would that matter?

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What do you-


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Huh? Oh, no you're good.


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Yeah because you need a badge in order to-

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Wait a second. I'm sorry; did you say you raised it from an egg!?

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Yeah, it doesn't sound like she has any badges yet.

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She should by some Common Candy - everything will be fine after that!


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Common Candy? Not having any badges!?

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But she raised that Snubbull from an egg!

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Yeah, but she ain't takin' care of it properly; so why should that matter?

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I AM SO CONFUSED!


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Are you saying that in this region even Pokemon I catch myself will stop listening to me if they hit the level limit?!

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What the hell kind of bullshit is that!?


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You can't just ell me that and run off! I demand an explanation!


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...


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Okay, I have to see this for myself.


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Oh you have got to be fucking with me here.

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So if I go over any of these level limits you guys are gonna stop listening to me? WHY!?

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It's um... nothing personal - it's kind of just... um...

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It's just how things are around here blondie.

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It's a respect thing.


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Okay, so if we're in a life or death situation, and suddenly you go over the limit; that's it!? Suddenly you're just gonna say "screw you I'm not listening anymore" even if it means you dying!?

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No!

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We wouldn't just start ignoring you mid-battle...


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Listen, let me put this a way you'll understand.

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I don't get all this mumbo jumbo about "levels" and "experience points" - I don't really care how you humans judge our strength.

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But what I do care about is how good trainer is at what they do.


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Us Pokemon are real good at sensing the ability of others, and if we think you're not good enough to tell us what to do? Why should we listen?

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But-

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No buts, I don't care how things are done where you're from - that's just how things are out here. I ain't gonna listen to ya if ya can't prove you're worth a damn!

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...

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Um... maybe I can explain it in a-

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...

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-a nicer way?

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It's one thing if you accidentally let us get too strong in the middle of battle, but it's another thing if you don't try to fix it after the battle's over. You get it?


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You trainers have all kinds of stuff that helps keep our strength in check. So all you have to do is use them!

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Would you want to listen to someone that makes a mistake, but then does nothing to fix that mistake?


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... No.

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Then you get it.

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Trust is a two-way street Pika; we want to trust you, but you have to show you're worthy of trust.

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Same for us right? We have to prove you can trust us in battle!


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Right.

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I don't like it, but I get it.

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Good!


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Well then I guess I'm just going to have to watch your guys' levels.

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Another thing to add to the pile...


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I need to take my anger out on someone.

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You!

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I got a Pokemon now bitch-boy. You know what that means!


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HA!


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Fuck you.


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Did you really need to make me hit his Pokemon so hard?

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Yes.

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Oh.

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Okay then!


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Are you just going to agree with everything I say?

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Trainer knows best!

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Huh, I don't know how I feel about that.

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I kind of miss having someone to argue with...

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?


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Oh thank you little bridge troll, glad we could reach an understanding!


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Ass.


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Welp, there's a few more battles.

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Let's just rip through them real quick.


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Basil did some weed-whacking and got a level.


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And then the rest were a breeze!


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HELP!

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Huh?

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What are those guys doing to that Pachirisu?

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I said HELP! They're gonna kill me!

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Welp, I'm sure he did something to deserve it.

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What? Why do you think that!?

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Were you born under a rock or something? No one is innocent in Reborn.

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That can't be true!

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Not everyone wants to do bad things.


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Listen fellas, I'm real sorry for stealing your food - but look at me! I'm practically skin and bones!!!

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...

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...

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...

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See?


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I have never seen such a plump rodent; he is not starving.

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*sigh*

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Why do you guys have to be so pessimistic...?




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Come on Pika we've gotta save him!

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R-right?


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...

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*sigh*

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Sure, I guess.


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Alright buddy, you've gotta go down!


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I won't let you hurt that Pachirisu!


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Um... Basil?

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Yeah? What is it?

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I'm ready to battle!


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About that...


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Huh... why!?

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You are very weak to poison and I'm not taking any chances!

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Don't you worry about it greenhorn; just sit back and watch a professional handle this!

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...


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... Ah professional huh?

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Oh I'm sorry. Did you want me to stop breathing? Because it's pretty hard to evade a cloud of poisonous gas!


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Sure sure, I hear you.

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Now would you mind taking it out before the poison takes you out?

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Oh, sure. I'll "take out the trash" for ya.


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Happy?

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...

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Very.


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Argh!

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And now I'm less happy.


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Ugh, I'm fine...

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Aftermath sucks.


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Thanks for trying to kill my rat jackass!


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Oh I will, and there's nothing you can do to stop me!