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Thread Description
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)

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.
One thing I found interesting is that the pokémon Pika has found were all abandoned in one way or another
 

Moon

Johto League Champion
Writer
Team Alpha
Pokédex No.
3995
Caught
Mar 9, 2021
Messages
629
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.
wait, you have an actual way of naming things? I just name them the first thing to come to mind.
*glances at Ganon and Ganondorf the Klinks*
 

Electro

Dr. Ultimate Procrastinator Extreme
Team Omega
Pokédex No.
928
Caught
Oct 22, 2019
Messages
396
Nature
Adamant
Pokémon Type
  1. Fire
  2. Fighting
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<img src="" data-url="https://i.imgur.com/o6VVsYM.png" class="bbImage" data-zoom-target="1" style="" alt="o6VVsYM.png" title="" width="" height="" loading="lazy" /> I wasn't going to just name him "water mill" though, so I just shortened it to Mill.

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<img src="" data-url="https://i.imgur.com/LlqvoGb.png" class="bbImage" data-zoom-target="1" style="" alt="LlqvoGb.png" title="" width="" height="" loading="lazy" /> Anyway, I think it's a clever name!
It is a very clever name. The problem is that I'm taking a Philosphy class, so I fill in "John Stewart" instead of "water."

(Yes, I keep reading your gluttonous rat as the man who invented utilitarianism.)
 

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?"
A full team already? In part 2? 👀
Killer Chikorita? Stall is a good kit for Chikorita. I hope Basil will survive to get dual screens!

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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!?
Wait. What!? Oh, that's stressful as hell. 😰 I actually like SwSh's level limit system, which prevents catching overleveled Pokemon. The game still allows for grinding past the "limit."

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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.
I'm sensing that this in-game mechanic is going to have a big effect on the theming of this run. 👀

Did they make a jerk character named Paul on purpose? Nice.

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I kind of miss having someone to argue with...
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Oh my gosh, new best portrait of the run right here. The gremlin energy is oozing out.

Wow, those gen 7 sprites are really high quality. Does Reborn have gen 8 Pokemon too?

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I really wish you had Guts instead of Hustle right now.

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I'm sorry that I wasn't born the way you wanted me to be your majesty!

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Let me just go back in time and tell my parents to try again!
HGSS/Platinum players @ Hustle Togepi hatching from their eggs.

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So your ability is Pickup then?

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My what is what?

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If that's the case I'll take you.
This is why Linoone is the most chad Pokemon: lots of HM utility and if it has Pickup as a Zigzagoon, it doesn't lose it upon evolving. 😎

Fun Fact: Did you know that Pachirisu can also have Run Away as an ability? It helps them... run away in the box!

What is it with Reborn and giving you gift rodents? 🤔 First Pachirisu and now Mincinno? What's next, a free Pikachu?

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Didn't she say she was hungry?

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Maybe we should find her some food!


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What about that berry you're eating?

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...

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... Not this one.
Gotta respect Mill for looking out for Number One. 😤

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He said he couldn't afford this house anymore.

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O-or me..
😭 This is why pets should be accepted into shelters like children are: Just like children, they're dependents!

aw the in-game nature fits the backstory so well ...is it a fixed nature

'Twas a battle for the ages. 😤 The Tackle bards shall sing of this day.

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FINALLY! I love Stunky so damn much!

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I named her after the game she debuted in, and no one can tell me she doesn't deserve that name.

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Dark/poison is such a good typing.
I love Stunky too! My Skuntank was the MVP of my blind Shield nuzlocke!

Eventual-Noivern is great... eventually. Vanilla isn't kind to training Noibat. I shudder to think of what Reborn will do to little Echo.

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That wasn't skill, that was my squirrel ramming his head into your isopod until it fell unconscious.
Skill, the bards sing~

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... Sorry.
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Doesn't mean she can't be a sweet kid; I'm not afraid to destroy an innocent child.
Such are the vibes you need in Reborn.

Heh. Moray, Morey.

You know, I've never used a Goldeen either. With no other water types around for now, maybe this is Triton's time to shine. 🔱
 

Bernag

Cybernetic lurker at your service
Pokédex No.
2806
Caught
Nov 1, 2020
Messages
66
Nature
Bashful
Pokémon Type
  1. Water
  2. Fighting
Oh no. Praise and recognition. My one weakness.
:argh:
jk thanks Pika for the praise. although i don't find it necessary XD
But thank you seriously
:dance:

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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!
Ah atta Pika. That instinct alone is a good start to this journey. always trying to keep yourself in a decent level with the level cap.
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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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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.
And here is the reason i love these games.
No more let's just overlevel to beat the gym. You have to actually think and use strategy.
Obviously i don't reccomend this game to every trainer.
But there is a clear more audience for these and its preety grand. And so im all for this.

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Huh... why!?

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You are very weak to poison and I'm not taking any chances!
Precaution is half the battle. Well done
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So your ability is Pickup then?

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My what is what?

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If that's the case I'll take you.

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Really!?

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Uh, I mean yes! Thank you!
Now to remind myself of the pickup tables in reborn and how Mills... is gonna be a pain to train but otherwise yeah good catch.
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What about that berry you're eating?

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...

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... Not this one.


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*sigh*
Mill... why do you have to make things difficult...
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Atta girl!

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And we've got your back too; you're not alone!

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Welcome to the team fellow newbie!

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We're happy to have you along!

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Thank you - all of you!
And that's 3 for the rodent squad XD
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FINALLY! I love Stunky so damn much!

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I named her after the game she debuted in, and no one can tell me she doesn't deserve that name.

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Dark/poison is such a good typing.
Let's gooooooo. Poison/dark one of the strongest typing combinations. Even in the weaker of the 3 lines who are this typing Stunky is still very freaking strong. I'm clearly loving it
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Noibat aren't any good until they evolve anyway, so it's not like I was going to add him to the team right away.

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Maybe by the time he can evolve I'll be able to figure out a way around this issue.
Indeed you will. If anyone knows Lapis ward they know natures aren't the main issue... its the ivs
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You're not very talkative are you?

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... People yell at me if I bark too much.

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Oh, well you're safe here.

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...

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Do... do you have food?


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Not right now, but I can get food later.

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Can... I have some?

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Yes, you can.

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... Thanks.

Aw how precious. We gotta find a way for Link to be happy now.
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First, I should warn you my track record with keeping Kricketot/Kricketune alive isn't great.

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Second, I will absolutely take that powerhouse of an insect off your hands!


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YES!
and here is another early game powerhouse. If it gets technician your golden but do not abuse it. This pokemon will eventually fall off so keep that in mind.
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Ow...

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... Cutting it a little close are we?

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Sorry.

Don't blame Basil on this one. This is one of the few water pokemon which gets a super effective move agaisnt grass this early... huh lightning rod and Peck in between other moves to deal with grass? damn the goldeen line could have been preety solid if not... for a few certain things down the line...
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You know I've never used a Goldeen before.


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Maybe they're decent?

In this "Region" ? i would call them... mid tier. They are above average in the early game even reaching good if it has the lightning rod ability Looks at electric gym

later on though ? they will fall off. So yeah the species works well early game, mid game they can have some uses but late game unless you are attached to it i would advise agaisnt it.
 

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.
Current team is like 80% rats and i am LOVIN it, the sheer variety of pokmons this game offers is crazy!
(P.S. the funny lil things you put in the tags are GREAT, never stop.)
 
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Derogatory Trainer

The hero you don't need but you're getting anyway.
Screenshotter
Team Delta
Pokédex No.
315
Caught
Jul 1, 2019
Messages
365
Nature
Adamant
Pokémon Type
  1. ???
Pokédex Entry
The most humble and modest braggart you will ever meet.
Derogatory Trainer said:
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:

Hahaha! They were always my favourite too.
I think it's the overabundance of confidence those characters had that makes people like them.
Yeah I tapped out after the Pain arc myself because I knew that was the peak.


Derogatory Trainer said:
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.

From a safe distance maybe.


Derogatory Trainer said:
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.)

I'LL GET AROUND TO IT, I SWEAR!
I CAN ONLY DANCE FOR THE PEANUT THROWERS ONE RUN AT A TIME!
Well considering I died in a fiery train wreck in your canon I don't think I can.
We should battle when both of our runs are complete though since Reborn supports it.
Might be fun!



Derogatory Trainer said:
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.

You're going to come across as far more impressive than me blundering around and sacrificing Nuzleafs to get a free retry.
I look forward to it. The only other Reborn run I've followed cancelled itself so it'll be nice to see another person's perspective.



Derogatory Trainer said:
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.

I will forever beat myself up over it. My ONE loss in six years of Nuzlocking.
Hey, I guess there'll be a new Chewy on the roster for this run, huh? What with that obligatory Gible in the desert!



Derogatory Trainer said:
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.

Ah that makes sense.
I'm sure you can make it though. Lots of Pokemon to catch here.
I just hope that V19 still has the screenshot button because the lack of that might kill both our runs.


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.

Hey, why bother dyeing it when you've already got the special OC colouring?
I genuinely can't 100% tell what my hair colour is.
I THINK it's brunette-ish but other people have said it's more red so who fucking knows.


Derogatory Trainer said:
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 😔

Ah well.
He seemed like the type of guy to get stuck in a cage with easily breakable bars so he probably deserves this.


Derogatory Trainer said:
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.

Glad you liked it!
The small details are important for the memeing indeed.



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

😏

Derogatory Trainer said:
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 god dammit, I hadn't thought of it like that.
DON'T DO A FIVE YEAR FILLER ARC, PIKA!
IT MIGHT SEEM LIKE IT'LL BE OVER IN NO TIME BUT YOU'LL GET BORED AND NEVER FINISH IT!


Derogatory Trainer said:
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?

Uh-oh.

Derogatory Trainer said:
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.

Hahaha OH GOD NO. I would have lost my mind doing that.
Plus I don't think it was an option back in ye olde Zetaboard days.
Back then I had to split the chapters into 75 images in different notepad tabs. Was a nightmare.


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What I do nowadays is that I open up the chapter's album, put the images in order (usually Original Filename) then I hit generate image links.

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Then I select all the images in the album, hit done then switch it the the BBCode and Medium Thumbnail setting, paste onto the forum and write away.
(Well first I paste them into a Notepad document, the amount of times I got screwed over by this and the old forums deleting my drafts is not small)

It's very efficient since you don't have to keep darting back and forth between tabs to get a new image link and pasting it.
Or course you could already be doing this but if not it's a handy way to write.

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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!?
Huh. Did Ame not put in the hard level cap like Jan did in Rejuvenation?
I could have sworn...bah whatever. Either one sucks for different reasons anyway.
At least you can power level Mill to get good Pick-Up loot?



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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.
Imagine a rat telling you it doesn't respect you.
The fucking gall of it.



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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?
Oh.
Well damn.
Very well put, Basil. He feels like he'd be a good mediator of the group.
...
Leeeet's hope the Pika Starter curse skips this run, huh? I kind of like Basil now.


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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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Don't look that gift horse in the mouth, Pika!


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Hey!

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Huh?
Hahahaha. That's a great portrait.
Really captures the primal feeling of "FUCK OFF THIS IS MY FOOD!" I love it.


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I decided to name her Dusty.

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One because Mincinno are known for being very tidy, so thought it was clever.

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But also because I have a chinchilla in real-life, and they actually bathe in a very unique way!

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You can't give a chinchilla a bath since their fur is so thick they'll never dry correctly, so you have to give them special "bath dust" to roll around in!
Another rodent in the bag.
This Nuzlocke would be a rats only run if not for Basil.
Didn't know chinchilla's bathed like that though. Very interesting and cute from all the videos I watched.




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Well hey, I'm alive!

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What a miracle.
World Champion this Pachirisu ain't.
But it's the most durable of the Pika clones and like them has access to Nuzzle so Mill might have some use.



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...

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Pika?

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It's a Stunky.
Sadly, a skunk is not a rodent. It actually has it's very own classification
But a Stunky is a damn good capture for Reborn. Resistances everywhere!



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*gasp*

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NOIBAT!!!
THAT'S TECHNICALLY ANOTHER RODENT!
THIS IS A RODENT RUN!
Catch another Pikachu next!
But you gotta Alolan-Evolve it so Thoron won't get jealous!


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Either way, everyone say hi to Link!

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Named after Link from The Legend of Zelda because he transforms into a furry wolf in one of the games.

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And also in relation to chain-link fences!

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Because I caught him in an alleyway, and that's typically where you'll see a chain-link fence.
...
Goddamn these nicknames have such sound logic in choosing them I'm actually a little jealous.



All in all a great second chapter. Over a full team of Pokemon already!
You're building up those reserves nicely for the battles to come.
Also:


I feel like this will be your team's theme song for a few chapters.
I assume you can guess which rat you are, right?
 

Sovereign One

The Supreme ruler that never does anything
Pokédex No.
4284
Caught
Apr 19, 2021
Messages
58
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,
Huh. Did Ame not put in the hard level cap like Jan did in Rejuvenation?
Ame intend’s to put it in v19 as an option. she’ll be adding the exp all into the game, turning that on turns on the hard cap.

Edit: I wanted to make sure I got this right so I looked it up again, apparently that idea might have been scrapped because now you type in a password in v19 to activate hardcap
 
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pandoraElf

Derp
Pokédex No.
5052
Caught
Nov 11, 2021
Messages
1
So, I suppose I should say a couple of things.

I only came back to this forum very recently in the wake of me considering performing a particular Nuzlocke challenge. Since I was in the mood, I figured I’d check out how things had changed around here, and naturally gravitated towards my previous favorite Nuzlocker/writer, Manic.

Sadly, I found that he hadn’t updated in about a year, give or take - a discovery that naturally brought my spirits quite low. It also tanked any desire I had to reread any of his runs that I’d already finished - after all, what was the point if I’d just end up with…nothing, at the end? (Yes, my brain is depressing, I’m well aware.)

However, a little voice in my head told me that I should at least check out some of the more recent ongoing runs and see if anything caught my eye. A little downcast, I decided I might as well…and now I find myself here.

Over the last few days, I’ve binged your previous work, Pika - although I only got through a few updates of the Platinum run before I called it quits, I eagerly devoured the entirety of the Blaze Black run. Humor, story, and characters were all on-point - and it gave me a new respect for Furrets. XD.

In other words, thank you, Pika - you renewed my faith in the content of this forum (no offense to everyone else, sometimes I just find browsing for stuff I like tedious) and you’ve got yourself a new fan in return.

…Oh, I should actually say something about this particular run, shouldn’t I?

Funnily enough, this is a huge dose of nostalgia for me - As it happened, when I was first getting into the Nuzlocke community, it coincided with me getting into Pokemon fangames, and Reborn in particular stuck out to me. I even did a short-lived (and extremely ill-advised, given my inexperience) nuzlocke of it that I put up on the old forums (the account I use seems to have vanished into the ether, however, hence my new one). I know a lot of people find it tiresomely edgy, but I personally like it - although a lot of that is probably the nostalgia talking. It’s certainly been a while since I played it myself - all the way back in Gen 5, in fact (and jeez, doesn’t that make me feel old) - so I’m eager to see what’s changed! Good luck, Pika - I know you can do it!
 

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
  • #30
Howdy ya'll, it's update time.
I know I've been pretty quiet lately, but I recently started my first job - in other words I'm exhausted. Between that, being a full-time student, and this run I haven't really had much time for anything else.
Luckily I enjoy doing this nuzlocke, so it's a nice reprieve from the rest of my life.
Anyway, enough bitching from me - let's get into it!

@Kit_The_Feef
Hey, I actually guessed some of these correctly!
Congratulations! You are a master of your craft my good sir :golfclap:
That being said I'm kind of impressed you managed to guess Dusty's portrait correctly!


Also, RIP your patience to deal with Pacherisu. I'm sure it's good for something...
He's got Pickup, so it's not all bad.
He'll be a lot better once he gets some levels and an electric-type move.


Does anything in Reborn get, like, stat buffs or anything?
Nope! There's a couple of changes, but there's nothing like Drayano hacks where some Pokemon get their BST boosted or get a different type.
In Reborn Hidden Abilities are essentially unlocked, meaning you can get them the same way you'd get any other ability. Shinies are also WAY more common, and I think some of the late-game bosses have broken EVs (you'll see what I mean later).
Other than that it's pretty vanilla.


@Sovereign One
ummm.....
Yeah... Perfect ray of sunshine... totally...
Hey!
I am an angel DAMMIT.


I don't know why but this portrait gives me life, well done. 😆
Thank you! I wanted to make it look like someone just spat on him while insulting his family - it turned out really well!


Well you have a unique way of naming thing's, usually I'll just name them off of a video game character I think they look like/have stuff in common with.
Yeah, I noticed some people like to go with a theme, or just use simpler names - but I like to have a variety.
Sometimes they're simple (like Scout), other time they're pointlessly convoluted (Ban is an example), and other times it's an inside joke/random inspiration that requires a little more explanation (the Chewy line was an inside joke while Ken was kind of an example of random inspiration).
Then sometimes I'll just name them something like "Frank" for literally no reason.


or maybe it's Violet rubbing off on you?
No no no, we're just two peas in a pod!
Finally, a Route 1 rodent that doesn't yell at me for wanting to commit felonies.


thank god for seventh street's nature changer amirite?
Yes. Thank god indeed.
The quality of life features in this game are amazing.


doesn't quick attack have 100% accuracy or is it different in reborn for some reason?
It does, but Hustle sucks.
Don't get me wrong, the attack boost is fantastic, but the lowered accuracy is incredibly annoying.


As someone whose used seaking for my first reborn playthrough I can say with absolute certainty that they are... subpar. I mean they're ok until midgame where they kind of fall off in terms of usefulness but that's not really too surprising.
Hey I'm just happy to actually have a water-type!
And without spoiling anything; I'm really grateful to have Triton.


@redninjapuffle
One thing I found interesting is that the pokémon Pika has found were all abandoned in one way or another
Welcome to Reborn!
Home to abandoned and unloved Pokemon!


@Moon
wait, you have an actual way of naming things? I just name them the first thing to come to mind.
*glances at Ganon and Ganondorf the Klinks*
Like I said to Sovereign One - my names have a stupidly wide array of inspiration 😅
Sometimes it's something nice and simple, while other times I need to take a paragraph to explain my thought process.
For what it's worth though, Ganon and Ganondorf are amazing names for your Klinks; please tell them that they are awesome little gears.


@Electro
Hey, it's you! Great to see you again, welcome back!

It is a very clever name. The problem is that I'm taking a Philosphy class, so I fill in "John Stewart" instead of "water."

(Yes, I keep reading your gluttonous rat as the man who invented utilitarianism.)
Ha! Oh that's good.
Unfortunately though, I don't think my Mill is smart enough (or crazy enough) to come up with a whole ass ethics theory!


@Bowser's Family Vacation
A full team already? In part 2? 👀
Yup, Reborn throws Pokemon at you like it's a matter of life or death!
... Which it actually is to be honest.


Killer Chikorita? Stall is a good kit for Chikorita. I hope Basil will survive to get dual screens!
God, Basil is going to be such a good stall 'mon.
If he lives that long, Reborn isn't kind to those that can't hit hard.


Wait. What!? Oh, that's stressful as hell. 😰
That's Reborn's motto!
Everything in this game is stressful as hell constantly.


I actually like SwSh's level limit system, which prevents catching overleveled Pokemon. The game still allows for grinding past the "limit."
The level limit system they introduced in Sword/Shield is actually one of the nicer additions to the game, so I agree.
But Reborn is the opposite of Sword/Shield - Reborn wants you to suffer.


I'm sensing that this in-game mechanic is going to have a big effect on the theming of this run. 👀
🤫


Did they make a jerk character named Paul on purpose? Nice.
Ha! I didn't even connect those dots honestly.
It's a possibility though! There's a ton of references in this game, I actually just fought a trainer named Miku in-game!


I just... I just miss Scout!


Oh my gosh, new best portrait of the run right here. The gremlin energy is oozing out.
Glad you like it!
Mill's portraits were all a ton of fun to do, but this one is absolutely the best.


Wow, those gen 7 sprites are really high quality. Does Reborn have gen 8 Pokemon too?
No, unfortunately gen 7 was the cut off point for this game.
If they kept adding every generation that came out the game would never be finished! There might be a mod that adds them though...


HGSS/Platinum players @ Hustle Togepi hatching from their eggs.
Getting a Hustle Togepi back in they day was the number one way for that Togepi to get an instant ticket to the box!
Why would they give Togepi Hustle as an ability in the first place...?


This is why Linoone is the most chad Pokemon: lots of HM utility and if it has Pickup as a Zigzagoon, it doesn't lose it upon evolving. 😎
Zigzagoon/Linoone is third best Route 1 rodent 😤


Fun Fact: Did you know that Pachirisu can also have Run Away as an ability? It helps them... run away in the box!
Ah Run Away; much like Hustle on Togepi it's a fantastic way to get a one-way ticket to the box!


What is it with Reborn and giving you gift rodents? 🤔 First Pachirisu and now Mincinno? What's next, a free Pikachu?
Funny you should mention free Pikachu!
There's actually a free static Pichu encounter... somewhere. I don't actually remember the exact spot 😓


Gotta respect Mill for looking out for Number One. 😤
Mill knows how it goes; life is tough on the streets!


😭 This is why pets should be accepted into shelters like children are: Just like children, they're dependents!
Full agree, I've had a bunch of pets my entire life - they mean just as much to me as my family does.
I would kill a man for my cats.


aw the in-game nature fits the backstory so well ...is it a fixed nature
It's not a fixed nature actually!
A small fun fact about how I decide a Pokemon's personality is that I actually look at their nature first! Sometimes it helps to spark an idea of what kind of character I want them to be; luckily Dusty's nature just so happened to fit with her background perfectly.


'Twas a battle for the ages. 😤 The Tackle bards shall sing of this day.
I actually never want to hear about the torture I suffered ever again.
I have never seen it take so long to take out a single worm.


I love Stunky too! My Skuntank was the MVP of my blind Shield nuzlocke!
YES, MORE STUNKY/SKUNTANK LOVE!!!
They are such good Pokemon, and I adore their designs so much 🥺


Eventual-Noivern is great... eventually. Vanilla isn't kind to training Noibat. I shudder to think of what Reborn will do to little Echo.
Well, good news! Echo's gonna be nice and safe in the box for quite some time!
I can tell you right now that Reborn is incredibly unkind to Noibat.


Skill, the bards sing~
They better not, I'll hunt those bards down :argh:


...
So about Link...


Such are the vibes you need in Reborn.
You gotta be ready to throw down in this city; not even the children are safe 😔


Heh. Moray, Morey.
Oh.
OH MY GOD.
You can't keep getting away with this Ame :argh:


You know, I've never used a Goldeen either. With no other water types around for now, maybe this is Triton's time to shine. 🔱
Well, good news!


@Bernag
Oh no. Praise and recognition. My one weakness.
:argh:
jk thanks Pika for the praise. although i don't find it necessary XD
But thank you seriously
:dance:
I should be thanking you! I'm glad you approached me with this idea :3:
Seriously though, no worries. You deserve the recognition.


Ah atta Pika. That instinct alone is a good start to this journey. always trying to keep yourself in a decent level with the level cap.
This instinct has actually been ingrained into me since gen 3!
I used to force myself to level up my starter to level 10 before I hit the first town; once I evolved my Treecko to Grovyle before even doing the first rival fight.
I... I have forced myself to be less paranoid in recent years.


And here is the reason i love these games.
No more let's just overlevel to beat the gym. You have to actually think and use strategy.
Oh yeah, it's absolutely one of the better (and sometimes worse) parts of Reborn.
I love the challenge, and having the ability to still overlevel a bit if you want to evolve a 'mon or have them learn a move is great.


Obviously i don't reccomend this game to every trainer.
But there is a clear more audience for these and its preety grand. And so im all for this.
A lot of people enjoy Pokemon, but want a challenge - this game is for them.
I think I would still tell more casual players to give it a try, but I would warn them it's very hard beforehand.
The more people enjoying this game the better in my opinion; it's definitely one of the better fangames out there!


Precaution is half the battle. Well done
You say precaution, I say paranoia.
But that paranoia is gonna keep my team alive!


Now to remind myself of the pickup tables in reborn and how Mills... is gonna be a pain to train but otherwise yeah good catch.
Mill is pretty good!
He's my gluttonous little Itemfinder.


Mill... why do you have to make things difficult...
It's just about food.
The little hoarder...


And that's 3 for the rodent squad XD
Somehow I managed to get all the rodents from the variable static 'mons!
... I kind of would have preferred Espurr over Mincinno though.


Let's gooooooo. Poison/dark one of the strongest typing combinations. Even in the weaker of the 3 lines who are this typing Stunky is still very freaking strong. I'm clearly loving it
Poison/dark is by far my favorite type combination. It covers the two types (psychic and fighting) that I struggle the most against!
In Reborn, that is a very very good thing.


Indeed you will. If anyone knows Lapis ward they know natures aren't the main issue... its the ivs
*sigh*
Bad IVs are going to be the death of me :cybercrime:


Aw how precious. We gotta find a way for Link to be happy now.
...
So, safety would probably make him happy; right?


and here is another early game powerhouse. If it gets technician your golden but do not abuse it. This pokemon will eventually fall off so keep that in mind.
Oh don't you worry about that, after my experience with Whistle back in Unova I know that these things are great early-game but are still pretty fragile.
I'll be as careful with Flute as I can be.


Don't blame Basil on this one. This is one of the few water pokemon which gets a super effective move agaisnt grass this early... huh lightning rod and Peck in between other moves to deal with grass? damn the goldeen line could have been preety solid if not... for a few certain things down the line...
Ironically, based of my memory I don't think it actually use Peck on Basil - it just kept spamming Horn Attack. That move does so much damage for no good reason!
But yeah, Goldeen aren't bad at all; I'm actually pretty excited to finally be able to use one!


In this "Region" ? i would call them... mid tier. They are above average in the early game even reaching good if it has the lightning rod ability Looks at electric gym

later on though ? they will fall off. So yeah the species works well early game, mid game they can have some uses but late game unless you are attached to it i would advise agaisnt it.
I won't say much, but I will say this.
Triton is good fish.


@CrumpetsAndCheese
Current team is like 80% rats and i am LOVIN it,
We got a rat team going on!
... For now at least.


the sheer variety of pokmons this game offers is crazy!
Another of the big reasons I adore Reborn!
You just get so many different 'mons to work with, and you're forced to use ones that you may have never even thought about using before!


@Derogatory Trainer
Hahaha! They were always my favourite too.
I think it's the overabundance of confidence those characters had that makes people like them.
That must have been it. Little me just had a thing for confidence!
... Actually, adult me also might have a thing for confidence now that I think about it.


Yeah I tapped out after the Pain arc myself because I knew that was the peak.
Ah man, I remember seeing the battle against Pain and thinking "damn, that's hilarious."
The animation was at it's peak if you ask me.


From a safe distance maybe.
Exactly.
You're not supposed to touch fine art 🧐


I'LL GET AROUND TO IT, I SWEAR!
I CAN ONLY DANCE FOR THE PEANUT THROWERS ONE RUN AT A TIME!
Then try harder dammit :argh:
Seriously though, I'm just screwing with you. Take your time man; trust me, I get it.



Well considering I died in a fiery train wreck in your canon I don't think I can.
We should battle when both of our runs are complete though since Reborn supports it.
Might be fun!
OH! That actually sounds like a ton of fun. (Also slightly intimidating because I'm not actually the best battler despite how I appear in these runs.)
We could just say that Dialga and Palkia are screwing with space/time or something and the two alternate realities are merging temporarily.
I'm up for it if you are!


You're going to come across as far more impressive than me blundering around and sacrificing Nuzleafs to get a free retry.
I look forward to it. The only other Reborn run I've followed cancelled itself so it'll be nice to see another person's perspective.
Well, that's what you get for going in blind!
Honestly though, I'm glad you're interested to see how things go. I'm terrified personally.


I will forever beat myself up over it. My ONE loss in six years of Nuzlocking.
I wouldn't even count it as a loss man. That's like saying a kid with a stick going up against a fully armed soldier is a loss on the kid's part.
There's a difference between a loss and not having a chance in hell.


Hey, I guess there'll be a new Chewy on the roster for this run, huh? What with that obligatory Gible in the desert!
As long as I don't screw it up somehow!
Chewy V here I come my sweet!


Ah that makes sense.
I'm sure you can make it though. Lots of Pokemon to catch here.
I just hope that V19 still has the screenshot button because the lack of that might kill both our runs.
... Oh god I didn't even consider them taking out the screenshot button.
You don't think they would actually do that to us - do you?


Hey, why bother dyeing it when you've already got the special OC colouring?
I genuinely can't 100% tell what my hair colour is.
I THINK it's brunette-ish but other people have said it's more red so who fucking knows.
I'm in the same boat as you man.
In darker lighting everyone thinks my hair is brown, but it's clearly a very dark blonde once light hits it - then in certain other lights it's almost completely red.
My sister insists our hair is ash blonde and I guess it's the closest I've seen? But it's still not quite right.
As for your hair, I'm gonna have to agree with other people - it definitely looks more red to me.


Ah well.
He seemed like the type of guy to get stuck in a cage with easily breakable bars so he probably deserves this.
Listen, sometimes we get stuck in cages with easily breakable bars.
Let's not go around and blame people for things they can't control.


Glad you liked it!
The small details are important for the memeing indeed.
It was good!
It tickled my funny bone.


DON'T YOU GIVE ME THAT LOOK! I DEMAND A LAWYER!!!


...
Oh god dammit, I hadn't thought of it like that.
DON'T DO A FIVE YEAR FILLER ARC, PIKA!
IT MIGHT SEEM LIKE IT'LL BE OVER IN NO TIME BUT YOU'LL GET BORED AND NEVER FINISH IT!
I dunno man, Hoenn looks pretty fun and who can say no to a free PokeNav 🤔


Don't worry too much!
Her time on the team is just... short.


Hahaha OH GOD NO. I would have lost my mind doing that.
Plus I don't think it was an option back in ye olde Zetaboard days.
Back then I had to split the chapters into 75 images in different notepad tabs. Was a nightmare.
Hey, listen - if you want to torture yourself who am I to judge you?
Also that sounds awful; damn am I glad I waited until now to start posting my runs online.


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What I do nowadays is that I open up the chapter's album, put the images in order (usually Original Filename) then I hit generate image links.

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Then I select all the images in the album, hit done then switch it the the BBCode and Medium Thumbnail setting, paste onto the forum and write away.
(Well first I paste them into a Notepad document, the amount of times I got screwed over by this and the old forums deleting my drafts is not small)

It's very efficient since you don't have to keep darting back and forth between tabs to get a new image link and pasting it.
Or course you could already be doing this but if not it's a handy way to write.
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Are you seriously telling me that there has been a way to mass copy and paste images this entire time...? Is that what I'm seeing right now?
I... I don't think I'm okay right now. I just... I just need a minute.
Do you know how long it took me to copy and paste all those images for the Elite Four chapter for Ashes of Glory!? Do you know what I suffered!? 600 SCREENSHOTS!!!
...
Thank you for this information.


Huh. Did Ame not put in the hard level cap like Jan did in Rejuvenation?
I could have sworn...bah whatever. Either one sucks for different reasons anyway.
At least you can power level Mill to get good Pick-Up loot?
Well, Sovereign One already answered this - but no. I am eternally grateful for it actually, now I can still slightly overlevel if I need to.
... I forgot you could power level a Pickup 'mon in order to get better stuff.


Imagine a rat telling you it doesn't respect you.
The fucking gall of it.
Violet's got a lot of spunk for a rat that can't even hit her target half the time!


Oh.
Well damn.
Very well put, Basil. He feels like he'd be a good mediator of the group.
...
Leeeet's hope the Pika Starter curse skips this run, huh? I kind of like Basil now.
Well, this is Reborn.
All we can do is hope, I'd rather not lose another starter either.


Don't look that gift horse in the mouth, Pika!
But Scout! He was so much fun to write!


Hahahaha. That's a great portrait.
Really captures the primal feeling of "FUCK OFF THIS IS MY FOOD!" I love it.
Mill's portraits were my favorite ones to do for this run so far.
I'm glad everyone seems to like this one so much, I was hoping it would be a hit!


Another rodent in the bag.
This Nuzlocke would be a rats only run if not for Basil.
Basil can be a rat if he wants to be!
We can get him some fake whiskers and ears, it'll be great.


Didn't know chinchilla's bathed like that though. Very interesting and cute from all the videos I watched.
Chinchillas are funky little fellas. My aunt adores them, the one we have is technically hers'.
They are very cute though, and incredibly social as well!


World Champion this Pachirisu ain't.
But it's the most durable of the Pika clones and like them has access to Nuzzle so Mill might have some use.
Other than Pikachu of course; Pachirisu is probably my favorite of the Pika clones.
Mill just needs some time to... adjust.


Sadly, a skunk is not a rodent. It actually has it's very own classification
But a Stunky is a damn good capture for Reborn. Resistances everywhere!
It's almost a rodent! If you squint.
I am actually so happy to have caught her though; she is going to save my ass.


THAT'S TECHNICALLY ANOTHER RODENT!
THIS IS A RODENT RUN!
Catch another Pikachu next!
But you gotta Alolan-Evolve it so Thoron won't get jealous!
Well, there is that Pichu event! Wherever it is...
I'll get around to it, and if I do get a chance to use another 'chu - I will absolutely be Alolan-Evolving it.
That electric/psychic-typing is just TOO good.


...
Goddamn these nicknames have such sound logic in choosing them I'm actually a little jealous.
Try not to get too jealous, I can't give everyone good names all the time!
Sometimes you just have to name someone Frank, and that's valid.


All in all a great second chapter. Over a full team of Pokemon already!
You're building up those reserves nicely for the battles to come.
I just worry about how fast I'll end up ripping through them...
It's good to have backups, I just hope I'm good enough not to lose half of them almost instantly.


Also:
I feel like this will be your team's theme song for a few chapters.
I assume you can guess which rat you are, right?
I AM NOT A RAT :argh:
... Even if I was born in the year of the rat.
...
Dammit.


@pandoraElf
Well hello there! Always a joy getting new commenters - welcome!

So, I suppose I should say a couple of things.

I only came back to this forum very recently in the wake of me considering performing a particular Nuzlocke challenge. Since I was in the mood, I figured I’d check out how things had changed around here, and naturally gravitated towards my previous favorite Nuzlocker/writer, Manic.

Sadly, I found that he hadn’t updated in about a year, give or take - a discovery that naturally brought my spirits quite low. It also tanked any desire I had to reread any of his runs that I’d already finished - after all, what was the point if I’d just end up with…nothing, at the end? (Yes, my brain is depressing, I’m well aware.)
Ah damn, sorry about your previous favorite nuzlocker hasn't updated in awhile, I know that pain.
Not me still patiently waiting for the day FireRed Kickass Mode updates once again...


However, a little voice in my head told me that I should at least check out some of the more recent ongoing runs and see if anything caught my eye. A little downcast, I decided I might as well…and now I find myself here.
Well... I'm honored you decided to give me a chance!
Hope I didn't disappoint!


Over the last few days, I’ve binged your previous work, Pika - although I only got through a few updates of the Platinum run before I called it quits,
I'm gonna be entirely honest with you; I cannot blame you for that. I wrote the damn thing and it's even hard for me to get through!
It was my first attempt at documenting a run online so it is super rough around the edges.


I eagerly devoured the entirety of the Blaze Black run. Humor, story, and characters were all on-point - and it gave me a new respect for Furrets. XD.
It still blows me away at how well received Ashes of Glory was!
I'm glad you enjoyed it though! I put a lot of blood, sweat, and tears into that bad boy.


In other words, thank you, Pika - you renewed my faith in the content of this forum (no offense to everyone else, sometimes I just find browsing for stuff I like tedious) and you’ve got yourself a new fan in return.
Oh, that's incredibly sweet. Thank you!
I'm actually really humbled that my stuff was so impactful to you.


…Oh, I should actually say something about this particular run, shouldn’t I?

Funnily enough, this is a huge dose of nostalgia for me - As it happened, when I was first getting into the Nuzlocke community, it coincided with me getting into Pokemon fangames, and Reborn in particular stuck out to me.
Hey, I was in a (sort of) similar boat!
Though I got into nuzlockes way before I got into fangames, and Reborn wasn't the first fangame I played (that honor goes to Omicron) it was still one of the first few I found - and the first that I got super into.
This game has a special place in my heart as well.


I even did a short-lived (and extremely ill-advised, given my inexperience) nuzlocke of it that I put up on the old forums (the account I use seems to have vanished into the ether, however, hence my new one).
😬
Yeah, going into this game blind is a rough experience. It's still pretty cool that you tried to give it a shot though!


I know a lot of people find it tiresomely edgy, but I personally like it - although a lot of that is probably the nostalgia talking. It’s certainly been a while since I played it myself - all the way back in Gen 5, in fact (and jeez, doesn’t that make me feel old) - so I’m eager to see what’s changed!
Nah I'm right there with you. Reborn is probably one of my all-time favorite fangames; personally I find the edginess charming.
Hey, gen 5 is when I first discovered Reborn too! Looks like we're both pretty ancient :sweatdrop:
You're in for a ride if it's been that long since you've played Reborn though; a lot has changed since then!


Good luck, Pika - I know you can do it!
Thank you!
The vote of confidence is incredibly heartening.

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So, a few things have changed.


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Here's the team!

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Also, before anyone says anything - I needed to make an executive decision.

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I want to avoid doubling up on types as much as I can, so that meant I had to box one of my dark-types and one of my normal-types.

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Obviously I'm not boxing Diamond, so that meant setting Link to the side for now.

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Picking between Violet and Dusty was a bit harder, but I eventually decided I'd rather have Dusty on the team.

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She's got an amazing ability, and she's a bit bulkier.

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Violet on the other hand misses every other move she makes and is made of paper.

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So yeah, they're both good though. They said as long as I fed them they'd be fine.

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So uh... I think I should probably make a note.

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Anyway, allow me to introduce the two newbies!


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It's so nice to have a Kricketune again.


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Unlike Whistle, Flute does not have Technician - which is a shame.

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Adamant is an amazing nature though, so I think that makes up for it.

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Honestly, I'm just happy to finally be out of that depressing apartment.

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We didn't even have a balcony! I was inside 24/7!

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I am so excited to finally get a chance to look around the city.


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...

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What?

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You're talking way too... normal.

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You should talk more about wanting to stab things with your sword-hand!

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...

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Who the fuck talks like that!?


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Uh, you should?

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NO!

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Eh, I'm sure you'll figure it out.

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No, that's not gonna happen - we're not in medieval times and I am not a knight!


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Moving on, we've got Triton!

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Oh boy, am I happy to have Triton.

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Not only does he have Lightning Rod, which completely negates his electric-type weakness - but he also has a special attack boosting nature!

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Triton you are going to be a small fishy god!

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As soon as I can figure out how to make you a battle-ready fish bowl...

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For the last time, I don't need to constantly be in water!

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But you're a fish!

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We live in a world with machines that bring fossils back to life and where scientists give children fire-breathing lizards, and you're more concerned about an aquatic creature that can breathe both in the water as well as on land!?

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... Well then why don't I ever see your species on land then?

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...

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Does it look like I have the physiology to sustain myself on land!?


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Do you go around asking Pidove why they sleep in trees rather than lakes!?


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... No?

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Then perhaps you should stop asking a creature with FINS why it doesn't sleep on land!!!

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... But you just said you could breathe air too?

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Oh for Arceus' sake I can't actually do this today.

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I feel ya man - I feel ya.


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Uh... hey!

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Hm?

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How about we get back on the road!

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I bet that guy who stole your Gyarados from you is somewhere around here!


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That's right!

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I'm gonna wring that slimy bastard's throat for daring to steal from me!!!

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Thank you.

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Yeah, she's a bit...

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How do I put this?


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Batshit insane?

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Yeah that's the word!

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Batshit insane.


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No problem, it's the starter's job to help keep the team together!

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And she's not so bad, you just gotta get to know her.


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You are a very optimistic little fellow; aren't you?

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I try!


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Oh also, real quick.

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Here is a perfect example of why I'm not using shiny clause this time around!

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I encountered these two almost back-to-back while grinding the team.

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Reborn has a very high shiny rate, and if I let myself catch every single shiny it would feel very cheaty.

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So the only ones that count are the ones that also happen to be my first encounter!

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... Or if I soft-reset on a static encounter - I'm letting myself do that too if I want.


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Moving on!


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We battled a trainer and Flute already got another level!

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...

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Bet that makes you want to say something heroic.

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No.


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You'll come around, I know it!

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I'm not going to.


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Here, perfect! We can practice your lines against this guy.

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...

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Do I have to cut you to make you stop?


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Only if you doing it while calling me a knave!

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...

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I think I want to go back to my old trainer.



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Alright Flute, you've got this!

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Or should I call you "Lady Flute?"

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No, you shouldn't.


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Now go ahead and stab it with your sword-hands.

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I'll show you sword-hands alright...


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GO DOWN SO SHE'LL STOP BEING ANNOYING!

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That's not a very heroic sounding line Flute.

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HOW TRAGIC!

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That's a little better!

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That's not-

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*sigh*



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Wait a second... that's actually really bad.


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Oh thank Arceus...


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Could you actually just take this thing out fast please?

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Anything to get me away from you faster.


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Much better!

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Bet you feel like calling it a "damned fool" don't you?

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I'm ignoring you until you stop being annoying.

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Ah come on, don't be like that!


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I just want this to be done already.


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GAH!

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Oh, you wanna see what it feels like to be cut?



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I'LL SHOW YOU WHAT IT FEELS LIKE TO BE CUT!!!


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Prick...


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Nice job Whi-

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I mean Flute!

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Bet you want-

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No I don't want to say anything "heroic!"

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Clearly you're projecting your last Kricketune onto me.

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Well news flash honey; not every member of my species talks like that - in fact I bet you just got unlucky enough to catch some lunatic!

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So cut it out alright!?


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...

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But it makes for a much funner personality...

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I'm not even gonna bother to try and unpack all of that right now.

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Can't you just let me be me please?


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Okay okay, I'm sorry. I think a part of me also just misses having someone to screw with.

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...

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Could you at least call me a "foolish barbarian?"

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...

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Are you a masochist or something?



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*sigh*

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Hark, we did it - hooray.


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HOORAY!


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Huh, oh right you were guarding this alley.


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Cool, thanks for sucking at Pokemon battles man!

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Why did I sign up for this...?

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It'll be okay Flute, Pika can be really nice sometimes!

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"Sometimes" huh?


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Okay, let's see what our catch is in here!


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Oh Trubbish? Not bad!


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I actually like Trubbish!

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They're bulky, and they get early Toxic Spikes!


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I'll call her Soap.

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Get it? Because she's a garbage bag, which is something really unclean; while soap is used to clean stuff?

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I'm a comedic genius!


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Also Triton leveled up.


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Now if we keep heading north I'm sure we'll come across that stupid thief eventually...

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I don't mean to offend darling, but this is a very large city!

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Are you quite sure that your thief is still in the area?


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Oh ho, he BETTER be!

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Or else I'm going to need to take my aggression out on something else!

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...

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Are the rest of you starting to see where I'm coming from yet?

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Oh I've been right there with you the whole time.

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Come on everyone - Pika's not so bad!

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She's just a little... rough around the edges, that's all!


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Yeah, she was really nice to me!

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Exactly!

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And she saved Mill's life too!

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So that counts for something; right Mill?


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Oh no, I'm staying out of this one.

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What, why!?

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If there's one thing I've learned from the streets it's that you should never pick a side!

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Make less enemies that way.


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*sigh*

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Don't fret too hard sugarplum, I'm just worried that she might hurt herself with how reckless she is...

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I won't let that happen Diamond, don't you worry about that!

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Well aren't you sweet.

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I'll help too sugar.


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Thank you!


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Hey, less talking back there and more helping me kick ass!

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Sorry Pika!


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Triton, you're up!

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Great...


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Have I proven my abilities to you now?

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Huh, oh. Of course you have.

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I don't care how you get the results, just that you do it!

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As long as you're capable of fighting properly then feel free to do it however you want - even if you're suffocating through half the battle!

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Well that makes me feel safe...

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Hey, I offered to make you a battle-ready fish bowl - don't you turn me into the bad guy!

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If you're into suffocation that's cool; I don't kinkshame.

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IS THAT SERIOUSLY WHAT YOU GOT OUT OF OUR CONVERSATION EARLIER!?


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Hold that thought for a second kink-boy - that line sounds oddly familiar...


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Joey!?

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Wait a minute...


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YOU! Show me your Pokemon!


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So the last guy was Jimmy, you're Jackie, and he mentioned Joey...


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And you have a Zigzagoon.

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I'm noticing a pattern...


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U-um... I took care of the Zigzagoon.

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Did I do good?


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Huh, oh yeah - great job Dusty.

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Yay!


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Hmm...


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... Did Joey start a cult?


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I don't know what freakish shit you people are into, but you stay the fuck away from me!

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I think we should get going.

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STAY AWAY!!!

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So is barging into people's homes just something we do?

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Yup.

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That's how we got Dusty!


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I'm really glad she broke into my house!

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Actually, that's how we got you too now that I think about it Triton.

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Well I suppose it's fine as long as we're not robbing anyone.

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Well... about that.

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What?

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That's also, sort of how we got Dusty.

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...

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What is that supposed to mean...?



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Oh.

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Then you should give me the other one - I'll keep it safe!


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Aw man...


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I will be back for that Igglybuff!!!

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...


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Hey, Dusty got another level guys - great job Dusty!

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I'm so happy!

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You think if we got a running start when she wasn't looking we'd be able to get away fast enough?

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My hopes aren't high.

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Guys look I got a level up!

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Whatever that means.


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That's so great Dusty!

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Arceus save us all...


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Hm... this house looks pretty sketchy.

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So does that mean we're going in the-

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Let's go in there!

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That's what I was expecting.


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Wait a minute...

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YOU!!!


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You're damn straight I want my Pokemon! Give me my Gyarados or I'm giving you death!!!


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You have gotta be screwing with me right now!

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What in the world makes you think I'm gonna give you more money for a Pokemon I already-


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...


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Fine.


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I'LL BE BACK BITCH-BOY!


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Now where am I going to find more trainers to kick the snot out of...?

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Sweetie, we don't have to do this you know; there are plenty of other Magikarp in the-


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THERE!

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I haven't investigated that building yet!

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...

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So, you wanna join the "Our Trainer is Batshit Crazy Club" yet?

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We've got snacks!


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WHERE!?

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NO! You've had enough!

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Give me those berries woman!

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Mill please don't jump on Flute!

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I'm staying out of this.

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...

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Hey um, Pika? They're fighting.


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Fascinating.

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You throw anything in my bag to help me pick this lock?

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Uh, I think there might be some bobby pins in ther-

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Found them! Thanks Basil.

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...


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Oh!

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Perfect.

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This is exactly what I was hoping to find.


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Ahem.

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Hello mysterious black-clad idiots - I'm here to foil your plans!


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That's not going to-


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I'm getting real tired of people just disappearing during a fade-to-black...

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So what now genius?

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Oh don't you worry your pretty little head Flute!

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I know exactly where to look for our new friends.

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Oh Igglybuff lady! You should have given me your Igglybuff earlier!


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Now look; you've got idiots in your house.

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And they've gotten dirt all over your floors too!

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For shame!

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I think she has bigger problems right now...

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Bigger problems than a dirty floor!?

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Absurd.

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*sigh*


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Wasn't that hard honestly, you barely even went a block down the road.


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I mean you can tr-


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... Wait a second.


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Oh no.


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I DON'T SEE A SINGLE TALKING CAT IN HERE - I'M PRETTY SURE THIS IS COPYRIGHT INFRINGEMENT!!!


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You two don't look nearly flamboyant enough to pull that motto off.


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Alright ladies, let's send these idiots "blasting off again!"

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We've got this, don't worry!

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Leave it to us darling!


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... You know actually I've changed my mind.

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Huh?

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What do you mean?


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There we go, much better!

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Oh...

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It's alright sweetheart, we'll get our chance another time.

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Okay.


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HA! Idiot!


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... Well that's mildly annoying.


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Alright, here's the plan.

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Flute you handle the Duskull, Basil you focus on the Cubone.

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You got it Pika!

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Let's get it done!

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Ahem.

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WE'RE NOT GOING OVER THIS AGAIN.


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...

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Well maybe if you mentioned your sword-

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WILL YOU SHUT THE HELL UP ABOUT MY DAMN SWORD-HANDS!?


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It's okay, let's not fight!

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I hit both of them!

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With my uh... sword-leaf?


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Heh, thanks Basil.

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No problem!

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Hmpf.

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... Your leaves are like projectiles, so it'd be more like "arrow-leaf."


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Oh!

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Right!



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GAH!

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Basil!

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Shit, I didn't think they'd double team you.

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You alright?

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I-I'm okay.


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Flute, I'm taking your turn to heal Basil - he's doing more damage.

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Sure.


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There.

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Feel better?

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Much better!

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That's great.


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Now go out there and kick some ass!

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Got it!


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Fantastic job Basil!

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I'm glad I could help!


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Eek!


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I wish he'd stop hitting me though...

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Don't worry Basil, we'll end it this turn.


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You should be able to handle it from here Flute!

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I'm on it!


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Easy!


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Great job you two!

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It was nothing.

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Nobody can stop us and our "sword-hands" and "arrow-leaves!"

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Heh, damn straight little buddy.

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...


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Then why did you try!?


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*sigh*

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They didn't even follow through and say the thing.

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I am so disappointed in them.


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Lady, I was just in it for the cash honestly.

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...

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But if you want to give me something for my trouble I wouldn't say no!


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Good point! What if they come back?

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That Igglybuff is not safe here.


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Of course you can count on me!


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Free Igglybuff time~

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I don't think that's making him feel any better...


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Come to mama!


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Hell yeah, free fairy-type!


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Alright, an explanation is in order for this one.

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Jigglypuff evolve into Wigglytuff using Moon Stones, and what's another name for our moon?

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That's right; Luna.

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But that's a girls' name.

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Then I remembered Pokemon Ranger though; there's a character in that game named Lunick - which is derived from "Luna!"

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So yeah, I went with Lunick.


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Now we've got an Igglybuff-


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-and enough cash to finally get me my Gyarados!

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You know you're still going to have to evolve it once you-

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Nobody asked you freak-fish!

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I thought you said you don't kinkshame!?

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Oh ho, so that IS your thing~

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...

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I am done with this conversation.


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It's alright man, we accept you.

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STOP.


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Anyway, thanks again lady!


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Now I need to think of names for my Gyarados.

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I was considering-

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-wait.


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Why the hell is there a Budew wandering along the wall up there?

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That would be quite the nasty landing if the poor dear fell...

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What kind of idiot lets their Pokemon do this sort of thing unattended!?

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Maybe it's wild?


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WHAT ARE YOU LOOKING AT DUMBASS!?


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AH SHIT!

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PIKA!


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Bitch...

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It fell right on your face; are you alright dear?

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Hold on, I brought a first aid kit with us!

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Here it is!


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I'm fine.

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You've got a red mark on your forehead.

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Shut up.


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This never happened - understand?

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The red mark on your forehead says otherwise!

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SHUT UP!

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Please let me put some ointment on you...


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Polly, for pollen.

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You don't get a better name because you suck!


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Stupid Budew...


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Now to go get a GOOD Pokemon!


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Alright dickweed - I WANT MY FISH!


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It's all gonna be worth it once I have my precious Gyarados.


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YES!!!


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You are making a deadly mistake my friend.


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I don't care if you're using the royal 'we' - I JUST WANT MY GYARADOS!


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...

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Ah, so I'll be committing two murders today.

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Fantastic.

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We're not actually going to let her kill these men; are we?

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I'm gonna be honest with ya man; I don't think we could stop her.


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Ha ha.

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HAHAHAHAHAHA!!!

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Oh I'm gonna rip your fuckin' livers out.


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Ladies!

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It's your time to shine!

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I'm kind of scared.

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It's alright sugarplum, I'm sure the battle will go fine.

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It's not our opponents I'm afraid of...


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Here's how this is gonna go down!

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You two destroy the Pokemon-

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-and I destroy the trainers!

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Um... of course.

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Leave it to us!


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...


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Eek!


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That hurt!


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Let's see if I can't help out as well!


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Shoot.


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EEK!!!


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Why do they keep targeting me..?

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Are you alright darling?

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I-I think so...

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Diamond I'm gonna take your turn to heal up Dusty; she's doing more damage.

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Of course, that's perfectly fine.


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That feels a lot better.


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Now here I go!


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A-almost...


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Eek! Not again!

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Leave the poor thing alone you brutes!


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Diamond-

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I already know; do what you need to do for the poor dear.

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Thanks.


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Thanks for letting me use your turn Diamond.

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Think nothing of it my dear.


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Stop please!


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Don't let the other one target you again too!

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I won't!


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Phew.


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Excellent job Dusty!

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Thank you!


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If we're lucky we can finish this up in one turn!

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Okay, let's do this!

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After you my dear!


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TAKE THIS!


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Okay, I'm sorry - please stop!

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Don't apologize to the enemy Dusty!

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I don't want them to pick on me anymore...

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Well this simply won't do!


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I won't let you harm sweet little Dusty anymore!


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...

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...

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...

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U-um, thank you for trying to help me Diamond.


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I feel so defeated...


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Alright, I think it's time to give Dusty a break.

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You're giving me another shot!?

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I thought you said I would, and I quote, "never be seeing another battle ever again, so help me Arceus I wish I could box you."


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...

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I'm giving you one more chance; don't disappointing me.

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No promises!

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*sigh*


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Ack!

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Jeez, they really were out for Dusty...



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I've got it this time!


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...

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Are you sure that I'M the weak link here?

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MILL.

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I'm just saying!

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Don't worry Diamond, you'll get stronger as we go along.

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Of course, thank you for being patient with me.


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Mill, you can finish it off.

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Yup.


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Dear Arceus that was painful...


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*sigh*

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See Diamond? You're already getting stronger!

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Yes, so I am!


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Now, back to the problem at hand.


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You should listen to your buddy my man - he's clearly the smarter one!


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...


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...


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Are you okay Pika?

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No, I'm the exact opposite of okay actually - I don't think there's a word to describe just how not okay I am right now.

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Oh.

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I-I don't know what to do here...



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*inhale*

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You had a potential Gyarados on your hands you know - those are pretty good Pokemon, more than worth $1,000.


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Oh no no no!

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Where in the WORLD do you gentlemen think you you're going!?

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We're not done here.

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You six go wait outside; I'll be out in a moment.

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But-

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OUTSIDE.

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I think we should go outside Basil!

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Screw this, I'm not a part of this!

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...


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Now, where were we...?

...


..


.


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Ah, much better!

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So where are we burying the bodies?

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What? I'm not a murderer Mill!

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They're alive.

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And their quality of live after they heal...?

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They're alive!

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*sigh*

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I'm gonna pretend this never happened.

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Same.

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*sniffle* Are you done being angry now..?

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Oh, I'm sorry if I scared you Dusty!

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Yes I'm done being angry.

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For now.

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Okay, that's good.

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Dear, think we need to work on how to cope with anger...

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Don't know what you're talking about.

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*sigh*

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We'll... work on it later.


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...


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MOVING ON!


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We managed to take out a few more trainers along the way, and Diamond and Mill leveled up.


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And that he looks to be the last potential experience sack-

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-I mean TRAINER of the area!


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You mean the one down south a little ways?

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I didn't see anyone over there my friend.


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A walking talking punching bag. How about you?


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...

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I'm sorry what?


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You're a very obnoxious person - I can already tell.


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Oh...

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Oh dude NO.

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Now I have to kick your ass. You can't just have that as a trainer title and expect people NOT to kick your ass!

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You have to know it's coming at this point!


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Let's just get this out of the way; you have to be used to this by now.


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Mill-

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I'm already on my way back.


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Flute let's hurry this up I am more than ready to be done for the day!

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Same.


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Oh no, terrifying.


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Anyway, if you don't mind?

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On it.


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And done.

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Awesome, thanks Flute!


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Buddy, just do us all a favor and never speak ever again.

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Thanks.


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Arceus bless the poor soul that needs to deal with you next.


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Pal, I have more badges than you have probably ever even seen in your lifetime.


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I hope we never meet again!


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I have never met a man that was so confident; yet so awful.


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Anyway, only one house left to go!


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Hey, it's Snubbull girl's house!

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Who?

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A girl who overlevelled her Snubbull.

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She doesn't seem to know how to deal with it either.


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Ah, got it.


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Common Candy I think?

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I bought a whole ton of them just before I left the Grand Hall.

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Maybe you should give her one!

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Absolutely not, I spent money on these things.

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Oh.


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You should tell that to the girl over there!


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Oh, she's your sister?

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I am so sorry that you have to deal with that.


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Sure, I like free stuff!


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Another one to add to the pile.

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You can absolutely spare one.

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I will hoard them like a Dragonite hoards treasure.

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*sigh*


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Bye, I'll be back for your Snubbull later!


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I think this is a good enough place to leave things for today.

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Next time I guess we'll go check out the Gym!

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So be excited for that!

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...

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Hey um... Pika?


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Yeah, what's up little man?

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You uh... were kinda acting more chaotic than normal today.

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And you didn't try to keep any peace between the others...

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Wh-why did you do that? Isn't it your job to keep the team organized?


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Yup.

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Then why-

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Listen Basil, I'm not expecting you to fully understand my reasoning for doing things - but I'm not stupid.

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Normally full teams don't form this quickly, so there's typically a bit of an adjustment period for the early catches before more come in.

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Those early catches then can help later members of the team to settle in a bit.

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We don't have that luxury though, everyone came onto the team at almost the same time - meaning no adjustment period for anyone.

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So, I'm letting everyone sort of figure out where they stand.

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By being completely obnoxious they can't lean too hard on me to try and make them feel comfortable, and by letting them bicker they'll be able to get comfortable with each other faster.

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Think of it as a parent letting siblings mess with each other a bit so they can bond and solve some interpersonal issues on their own.

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Hmm... I think I get it...

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So you've never gotten a full team this quick before?


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Nope, I usually don't have a full team even by the first Gym.

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I'm doing the best I can Basil - I wasn't going to let anything escalate too far.

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Oh!

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I'm not doubting you or anything; I guess I was just worried...


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You're allowed to have a mind of your own Basil.

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I'm glad you noticed something was off actually, it goes to show we're getting to know each other better!

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I guess so!

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Hey, if anything is ever bothering you don't be afraid to come to me; alright?

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Alright.

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...

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So... those guys you beat up earlier, was that just a part of the act too?


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Oh no, I actually destroyed those men.

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Oh.

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...

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Oh.
 

Bernag

Cybernetic lurker at your service
Pokédex No.
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Messages
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Nature
Bashful
Pokémon Type
  1. Water
  2. Fighting
And im here. Okay time to read.

Also Hope you get some time to rest soon Pika

I should be thanking you! I'm glad you approached me with this idea :3:
Seriously though, no worries. You deserve the recognition.
:shy: h-hum i guess thank you.
Oh yeah, it's absolutely one of the better (and sometimes worse) parts of Reborn.
I love the challenge, and having the ability to still overlevel a bit if you want to evolve a 'mon or have them learn a move is great.
Certainly. The most where i felt this was Shelly. Getting a Blaziken before fighting her it was very fun :3
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Obviously I'm not boxing Diamond, so that meant setting Link to the side for now.

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Picking between Violet and Dusty was a bit harder, but I eventually decided I'd rather have Dusty on the team.

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She's got an amazing ability, and she's a bit bulkier.

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Violet on the other hand misses every other move she makes and is made of paper.
Understandable for both of these. And do not forget to feed them. And hey at least they aren't dead.
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Unlike Whistle, Flute does not have Technician - which is a shame.

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Adamant is an amazing nature though, so I think that makes up for it.


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Honestly, I'm just happy to finally be out of that depressing apartment.

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We didn't even have a balcony! I was inside 24/7!

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I am so excited to finally get a chance to look around the city.

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...

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What?

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You're talking way too... normal.

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You should talk more about wanting to stab things with your sword-hand!
1. Darn no technician. Where is an ability capsule when you need it.
2. Congrats on the evolution
3. Don't project your hold pal Whistle, onto Flute. Let them figure themself out XP
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As soon as I can figure out how to make you a battle-ready fish bowl...

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For the last time, I don't need to constantly be in water!

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But you're a fish!

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We live in a world with machines that bring fossils back to life and where scientists give children fire-breathing lizards, and you're more concerned about an aquatic creature that can breathe both in the water as well as on land!?
OOHhh Triton is the angry boi of the group. And well he is kinda right. Being outside of water never stopped other water types.Heck the only bad example of this was Misty Goldeen who did nothing.
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I'll call her Soap.

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Get it? Because she's a garbage bag, which is something really unclean; while soap is used to clean stuff?

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I'm a comedic genius!
...ahahahah... Well at least Soap is actually very usefull on this game however im waiting for that 1 encounter which allows p- you know what when we get there i will explain.
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Hey um, Pika? They're fighting.

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Fascinating.

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You throw anything in my bag to help me pick this lock?

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Uh, I think there might be some bobby pins in ther-

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Found them! Thanks Basil.

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Don't worry Basil. Pika is certainly letting them do this for a reason... i hope unless Ash did something weird agane.
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Great job you two!

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It was nothing.

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Nobody can stop us and our "sword-hands" and "arrow-leaves!"

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Heh, damn straight little buddy.

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See ? give them time and they will figure themselfs out.
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Then I remembered Pokemon Ranger though; there's a character in that game named Lunick - which is derived from "Luna!"

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So yeah, I went with Lunick.
I see i see. Welcome Lunick
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Polly, for pollen.

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You don't get a better name because you suck!
Hey don't disrespect Polly... But yeah in reborn i only see later game usage for this line sadly enough.
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...

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Are you sure that I'M the weak link here?

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MILL.
Yes. Because can you evolve and get better base stat total ? no ? then yes Mill you are the weak link.
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Oh...

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Oh dude NO.

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Now I have to kick your ass. You can't just have that as a trainer title and expect people NOT to kick your ass!
Welp. Time to start the trend of Everyone hates Fern.
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I hope we never meet again!
Sadly you will... a lot... He is the Main character's jerk rival... as much it displeases me...
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So, I'm letting everyone sort of figure out where they stand.

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By being completely obnoxious they can't lean too hard on me to try and make them feel comfortable, and by letting them bicker they'll be able to get comfortable with each other faster.

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Think of it as a parent letting siblings mess with each other a bit so they can bond and solve some interpersonal issues on their own.

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Hmm... I think I get it...

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So you've never gotten a full team this quick before?