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Screenshot Hoenn Commentary Copyrightlocke! With Maste® B®yss and EscapeToThe©

Thread Description
Remember, a ™ can only be used once. Latest: #3B 'Leg Murder Jazz #2' 24/4

Master Bryss

zd zd
Hacker
Screenshotter
Team Alpha
Pokédex No.
85
Caught
Jun 16, 2019
Messages
2,381
Location
Scotland
Nature
Quirky
Pronouns
he/him
Pokémon Type
  1. Poison
  2. Steel
Pokédex Entry
Their body is made of an intricate and interconnected weave of their own puns.
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Good morning internet, I'm Master Bryss...
And I'm EscapeToTheSea...

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And this is...

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Either the best or worst decision we've ever made. Or perhaps one of the most middling.

Rules of the Copyrightlocke
1:
The usual boiler-plate Nuzlocke rules apply, with the standard mod cons of Dupes, and Shinies.
2: The name scheme alternates between legal terminology and music terminology, going through the alphabet.
3: The science bit. Every single move in the game is the exclusive copyright of whichever Pokemon in the team is the first to learn it. See below.
3.1: If a Pokemon has a move in its possession upon capture, no other Pokemon can learn, or use if already known, that move. Even after it dies, as copyright persists one hundred years after the author's death. Jurisdictions may vary, please check with your local IP professional.
3.2: If a Pokemon learns a move by level or by TM, no other Pokemon can ever learn, or use if already known, that move. If a Pokemon declines to learn a move by level, it is available for learning by another Pokemon later.
3.3: Moves used by Metronome or Assist do not count for the purposes of any part of Rule 3, although Metronome or Assist themselves do.
3.4: If a Pokemon with an HM move dies, another Pokemon can learn the HM solely for exploration and/or advancing the plot.
3.5: The move Struggle is considered to be in the public domain.
4: Each held item is the exclusive copyright of the first Pokemon to hold it. Once a held item is equipped, it cannot be removed. Consumable held items may be replaced by another identical item only.
5: Each Evolutionary Stone can only be used once.
6: The game we will be playing is a semi-randomised Ruby. Only the starters and wild Pokemon have been changed.
7: There is a 'soft' level cap of 1 above next leader's ace.


Part 1A: All The Authors' Own Work
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Okay, admin time. We (that is to say us the people writing this) will alternate between Game Player and Serebii Consultant between Badges. We will each write up the bits we did in the usual manner expected when one (1) brain cell is being passed between multiple runners.

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This run has Actual Record-Keeping™ in the form of a giant text document with all 354 moves present in Generation III. We... will not see all of those moves. Mostly because some of them can't legally be taught in Ruby, like Frenzy Blast Hydro Plant Burn Cannon. But also because, despite the existence of these hordes of attacks, most end-game Nuzlocke teams use, what, about twenty-four of them at most. And there will be significant overlap between different people's end-game teams because every type has a 'best' move. A lot of moves get sacrificed to reach that point, too.

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At this point, I have no idea how much this ruleset will actually affect the late game. What I do know, more than anything, is that I don't want a starter with Tackle. Because if I get one of those I'm stuck switch grinding about half my potential catches until they learn something self-sufficient. And what I also know is that the name of our main character will be...

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Something. Else.

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Yeah, that's fair.

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Should probably also point out that the starter randomisation is set to 'literally anything' and the wilds to 'area one-to-one' like they are in GoC White 2, meaning every instance of X on Route 101 will now be Y and so on.

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Have to check the TV for Carbos every single time. It's a ritual now.

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But you don't need to screencap all the pauses now that you're not doing Life of Guardians.

Also true.

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Somehow I don't think Bet would have liked Brendan very much.

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Enough frippery though! We have Options™ to consider!

(I swear I'll try and keep that light.)

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Electrode! Tackle, Charge, Sonic Boom, Screech.

Goes boom, no.

Also a Tackler.

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Breloom! ...Also knows early Tackle, plus Absorb, Stun Spore, and Leech Seed.

But it does get Mach Punch and Sky Uppercut.

And those are mostly unique to it...

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Poliwhirl! Starts with Water Gun, Bubble, and Hypnosis. Mostly reliant on TMs later on but will get Body Slam. And crucially, it will not hamstring our first capture because it doesn't know Tackle. This is my pick. And I, Master Bryss, am the one playing so I break ties.

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3 moves down, 351 to go. Not that I'm really expecting to learn 'em all, but I will add a counter to the end of each part documenting how many moves we've copyrighted so far.

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Because I'm starting, our first A name is a legal name. This one was fairly obvious. Of course, your legal name is owned by the Crown Corporation and is distinct from your name as a 'living man' at common law... if you believe certain weird fringe groups (who clearly don't believe women or non-binary people can be considered 'living'). 'Pseudolaw' is a rabbit hole of darkness and despair. Don't do it. Save yourself.

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Here's our preview to the week ahead. It's... grim.

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Conveniently, Poliwhirl landed in Treecko's slot. This will make things easier later on. Unless Advocate has to withdraw from acting.

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For our efforts...

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Finally!

We can start making this joke again!

(If you're new, wait until I do the Dearly Me Not Again ReMaster for the 'finally now I can start understanding' on that.)

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You're buff! But... not Iggly?

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It's a male singing voice, innit? And also a small tuba.

I'm so proud of all those 'innits.' Shows my language is taking over.

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Baritone now formally takes Tackle away from all future hopefuls. And also Focus Energy but that's a lesser concern unless Taillow somehow got replaced with itself.

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I never saw anything that was here before, so...

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...it makes the disappointment even more stingy.

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This is pronounced 'kayshuner.' It's someone bound to a caution (kayshun). Obviously. It's a contract thing. Charm and Sing added to the list here.

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AND HEEERE'S WHAT YOU COULD HAVE WON! It's a speedboat! A Boatad, if you will.

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Alternatively, could have gotten super early Goddamn but nooo, Igglybuff it was.

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Perhaps I can get some kind of compensation for my injury on this route. No win, no fee.

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Nope.

Adding Harden to the list...

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You wanna explain this one?

Diminuendo means 'diminishing.' Like our hopes.

Or this cocoon's returns...

Will our heroes find any better catches west of Petalburg? Will this ruleset have any actual effect on proceedings? Why have I been roped into doing these ropey end slate narrations? None of these answers and less, as we play... the Copyrightlocke!

All rights reserved to the authors. Current moves used tally: 8.

 
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Trollkitten

Kitten of Lore
Artist
Writer
Team Delta
Pokédex No.
208
Caught
Jun 30, 2019
Messages
2,020
Location
Gatto Region
Nature
Quirky
Pronouns
She/her, Aetherai Lorekeeper
Pokémon Type
  1. Fairy
  2. Clever
Pokédex Entry
Autistic writer who starts more things than she finishes. Hyper asexual Twitch Plays Pokemon lorewriter. Rather be a happy shill than an angry critic.
Well, this is an interesting new ruleset. I wonder how it's going to affect the gameplay going forward.
 

Sheepscope

Johto League Champion
Hacker
Team Delta
Pokédex No.
71
Caught
Jun 16, 2019
Messages
625
Location
A bed, with wall-to-wall books and a papery carpet
Nature
Adamant
Pronouns
Gender: Yes. Don't use he most of the time, though.
Pokémon Type
  1. Fairy
  2. Poison
Pokédex Entry
Constantly in search of the highest challenge, this person takes up the most impractical rulesets.
Metronome and Assist drawing other moves not counting as copyright infringement? It's almost like the Pokemon's Company must pull from the same lawyer pool as the common mon. Wonder how legal fees work...

*grabs knitted hats to help the team*

Goddamnit, there's no Goddamnit?

*also hugs you two*
 

Cirr

I'm a bot! (maybe) #OnionBoy
Screenshotter
Team Delta
Pokédex No.
216
Caught
Jun 30, 2019
Messages
1,409
Pronouns
beep/boop
Pokémon Type
  1. Ghost
  2. Normal
  3. Cute
  4. ???
Pokédex Entry
Fails Captchas with regularity
Yuneeq would have been... Unique at least?

Seems pretty rough so far, good luck
 

Time Master Eon

Conqueror of the Olivine Gym
Screenshotter
Pokédex No.
398
Caught
Jul 6, 2019
Messages
389
Location
A place beyond space and time
Nature
Lax
Pronouns
He/Him
Pokémon Type
  1. Bug
  2. Fighting
Pokédex Entry
This Pokemon switches rapidly between passion and apathy
Hm... This run seems interesting. It'd probably be worse on non-randomized game thanks to a lot early game Pokémon having tons of overlap in their early movesets.
 

Spectacles

Rule Maker
Team Alpha
Pokédex No.
139
Caught
Jun 24, 2019
Messages
680
Location
Pennsylvania
Nature
Jolly
Pronouns
she/her
Pokémon Type
  1. Fairy
Pokédex Entry
It hides deep inside caves where no light ever reaches it and remains virtually motionless there. ~Pokemon Crystal, entry #52
This is exactly the kind of ruleset I want to watch other people play so I don't have to! Thanks for taking one for the team, y'all! Can't wait to see where this goes!
 

Bowser's Family Vacation

Johto League Champion
Writer
Team Delta
Pokédex No.
301
Caught
Jul 1, 2019
Messages
2,261
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?"
Oh heck, this is gonna be fun. 🍿 to watch not to play holy shit
 

TheTRUEgge

three of them?? this has gotten out of hand!
Artist
Team Alpha
Pokédex No.
450
Caught
Jul 9, 2019
Messages
1,852
Location
Good Question
Nature
Quiet
Pronouns
She/Her
Pokémon Type
  1. Fire
  2. Fairy
Pokédex Entry
This Pokémon has too many ideas for their own good.
Oooo, this looks like a fun concept! I hope that rng gives you enough Pokémon with unique moves to go around
 

Master Bryss

zd zd
Hacker
Screenshotter
Team Alpha
Pokédex No.
85
Caught
Jun 16, 2019
Messages
2,381
Location
Scotland
Nature
Quirky
Pronouns
he/him
Pokémon Type
  1. Poison
  2. Steel
Pokédex Entry
Their body is made of an intricate and interconnected weave of their own puns.
  • Thread Starter Thread Starter
  • #9
If you're wondering, by the way, why the word 'Sea' in EscapeToTheSea is replaced with © but the actual letter is not... well that's just good old consisten©.

Replies
@Trollkitten: I do too! I think it'll depend on how well we do.

@Sheepscope: Well, with Metronome the user wags a finger to indicate no payment of legal fees is necessary, and Assist can only be done by cats, a species which famously doesn't give a monkey's about IP law.

@Cirr: Thanks! Hopefully the roughness will subside.

@Time Master Eon: We considered a vanilla run but the random run has two advantages. One, more potential choices for our one use of each Stone. Two, if the rules end up having no effect at least it'll be more than just a standard Ruby run.

@Spectacles: Testing rulesets so you don't have to since 2013! Warning: exposure to sufficiently cool ruleset may cause breakout of sister runs. Talk to your medical professional about Cool Rule Syndrome today.

@Bowser's Family Vacation: It's not that bad! Apart from having to make the move list... and play the game... and do all the switch grinding...

@TheTRUEgge: This is entirely the nub of it. May RNGesus have mercy on our souls.
Part 1B: FOMA: Fear Of Magikarp Appearing (Bryss)
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Welcome back! With Sand Attack checked off our list and both our competent battle Pokemon at 6, we should be ready to begin the harsh process of switch-training Diminuendo all the way to Beedrill. Cautioner... is here too.

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At least we don't have Poison Sting out the running yet. It's vital to my projected League strategy.

Nod nod.

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I'm not totally neglecting Other Buff here, mind you. Sweet Kiss is... nearly as good as Confuse Ray but more unique?

Give me a minute. Don't write any more until I'm back. Otherwise, I can't add more snark.

Are you going to make tea? ...They're gone. I will assume it's to make tea and continue anyway.

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Remember: if I give someone an Oran Berry to hold, that someone is stuck with nothing but Oran Berry for the rest of the game. I can still use them as Lesser Potion/Goodberry from my inventory, but they're d'Annan sticky in the hands.

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End of Route 102. It's not really a big improvement but it'll do.

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Okay, so Escape hasn't come back from making tea yet so I'll just take this time to be self-indulgent and tell you about the run I'll never get round to. It's called Counterweight, it's a pseudo-sequel to Time & Space that is also a prequel to that run. It's not a U.M. Bryss run but Bryss is a character in it. In order to justify Norman being Badge 5 even though he's not the MC's dad, I was going to add a 'fakeout' Norman Badge 1 battle in which he battles you with the Zigzagoon he lends Wally and two Slakoth, then decides not to award the MC a badge because... seriously, Zigzagoon and two Slakoth. Anyway, the central conceit of the plot would be tha-

I'm back! I didn't know what kind of tea you wanted so I just left you a mug and some hot water.

...Then I too shall be back soon.


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Useless Fact: Wally, had he caught the actual Ralts replacement on Route 102, would have caught Sunkern. We actually lucked out when we caught Diminuendo because it turns out Poochyena, Wurmple, and Zigzagoon were replaced with themselves.

Dun dun duuun! *sneezes*

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This is probably due to my 'area one-to-one' also being 'replace with similar strength.' Executor (noun, the administrator of a deceased's estate) here is therefore Taillow.

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He is also... not doing a lot on his own until he gets Peck at Lv.11. But Growl gets checked off!

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One of these days I'm going to remember that Youngster Billy's Taillow crushes the dreams of the unprepared.

Technically doesn't it peck the dreams of the unprepared?

Right in their unprepared eyes.

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Fortunately Advocate's made of the tough stuff. Now let's see what we could have won.

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Yes. 'Won.'

(I later found Spinarak here while grinding. And Cascoon.)

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Okay, here we go! This should throw up something!

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...Nope. I want to throw up.

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If we hadn't randomised, Magikarp would be doubly screwed due to Bite and Tackle both being Poochyena's domain. As it sits, it's just regularly a terrible catch at this stage in proceedings. As for why Flat, which normally is a favourable adjective in Annanist circles...

It's because our hopes, which were previously diminishing, are now completely gone.

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AND WE COULD HAVE WON A SLUG!

Or a Pikachu!

I'm more sad about the slug, but what is it with Pikachu and covered woodsy areas?

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Still. Could have been worse. Kirlia here has Teleport.

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Well no, ain't no Shroomish around here no more. That's my American accent to go with Escape's new Scottish one.

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This is all fairly routine. We just have two surprises left before we weigh our options for Roxanne and inevitably decide to use the first two Pokemon we got.

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Our first TM! Nobody can use it yet.

Dakkadakkadakkadakka!

We also get some, erm, arm dakka in the form of Baritone's thrusting guns. I keep forgetting Arm Thrust is 15 per hit and not 10.

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This Double Battle is an excellent opportunity for Diminuendo to get some non-diminuendoed experience. Am I doing this right?

You're... doing it.

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In fact, we're nearly ready for... the ascendio!

Nope. Not a word.

The ascensione?

Nope.

The... bit where we get a massive angry bee?

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It is very angry.

And that anger, in attack form, is now its exclusive domain. Its terrible, exclusive, domain.

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We don't have any other options for Cut, and I feel like it's the best fit. But I don't actually go through with the teach until the grindy bit.

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Similarly, this is staying in my PC until something real slow comes along. Except Snorlax, which comes with Lefties by default and will therefore auto-copyright them if we can't get loose ones first and give them to someone else.

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A Grass type!

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A grassum (it's Latin like all the best law) is a lump sum tendered in place of a periodic rent. The Bullet Seed TM is likely going here due to my legal starting moves being... just Synthesis.

And it not gaining a legal attack until after it evolves if we don't.

That pesky Tackle copyright strikes again! If only there was some kind of accessible universal attack without a stupid PP criterion. Almost like... a basic blow...

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We could have won an arguably better Grass type. Or Cleffa if we didn't think one baby was bad enough.

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And with Sherlock Hoot ticked off...

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What, pray tell, is the literal one thing we can encounter here?

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Say it with me. One, two, three...

Oh, cock.
Ruuude!

...That too.

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So because Foresight is Executor's only legal move (he was in front for switch training and I forgot to change back), I have no choice but to throw Balls here. Hope this works.

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I don't find this funny.

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Never coming back here again. But Encore is now scratched off.

(I later went back to train Grassum because Bullet Seed was unaffected by Wynaut's bullshit.)

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Grinding for Roxanne meant everyone to 12 at least. This included our first move rejection for legal reasons of the run!

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Lo and behold, it'll be Advocate and Baritone doing all the work. It's almost like we did the in-game Rustboro trade except with less disobedience.

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I forgot Vital Throw came early to Makuhita! This makes our crit machine even crittier.

I had Serebii up, I told you it was coming.

But that was yesterday. This is... today.

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We're nixing Tackle. Just to spite half my upcoming catches.

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Honestly, 12/13 should do it given the offences and speed we're up against.

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But just in case (and also for Granite Cave lower floor prep)...

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And with all that done, here's the Elite Schoolgirl battle.

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Boring bit!

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Nose section! One Sand Attack to deflect the odd misaimed rock and then we crit-throw for game.

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Not that I needed to bother, it used nothing but Harden all battle.

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And after one stubborn tanking despite Sturdy not being proper Sturdy yet...

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We have our first Badge! And with that, I, Master Bryss, must cede control of the brain cell in the usual fashion. It will be up to the musical brain cell to handle Brawly and the associated bits. Which means I'd better go pick a text colour for my own interjections...

Will Team Music Law survive the horrors of Dewford Town? What weird non-karp entities will Escape fish up? And for the love of the void, what WILL the trendy phrase in Dewford be generated as? All this and more, next time...

Total moves used: 23
 
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TheTRUEgge

three of them?? this has gotten out of hand!
Artist
Team Alpha
Pokédex No.
450
Caught
Jul 9, 2019
Messages
1,852
Location
Good Question
Nature
Quiet
Pronouns
She/Her
Pokémon Type
  1. Fire
  2. Fairy
Pokédex Entry
This Pokémon has too many ideas for their own good.
Similar-strength randomizers sure are hit or Miss. similar-strength randomizers where half their starting moves have already been claimed appears to be mostly miss. At least you have, like, three Pokémon with reasonable moves??? If a Bullet Seed Hoppip counts, anyways.
 

Alba Corbina

Johto League Champion
Screenshotter
Team Delta
Pokédex No.
581
Caught
Jul 26, 2019
Messages
594
Nature
Quirky
Pronouns
She/Her
Pokémon Type
  1. Dark
  2. Fairy
Oh, boy that rule set....that rule set is special. I can't wait to see how this unfolds!
 

Sheepscope

Johto League Champion
Hacker
Team Delta
Pokédex No.
71
Caught
Jun 16, 2019
Messages
625
Location
A bed, with wall-to-wall books and a papery carpet
Nature
Adamant
Pronouns
Gender: Yes. Don't use he most of the time, though.
Pokémon Type
  1. Fairy
  2. Poison
Pokédex Entry
Constantly in search of the highest challenge, this person takes up the most impractical rulesets.
*shakes fist at no Assist in Alola*

Also, cats not caring about IP law? Hmm...
(this came up during my art and technology cross-culture class this morning)

I really wish main series games had the no PP-using PMD attack...

Wobbuffet y/n?

@Spectacles Still, your rules are catching on! ^.^
 
Pokédex No.
927
Caught
Oct 22, 2019
Messages
170
Location
In the library with many good books
Nature
Timid
Pronouns
They/Them
Pokémon Type
  1. Bug
  2. Psychic
Pokédex Entry
A very small trash boy last seen clawing themself out of the gender dumpster.
:madfrog: <-- My face when reading the rules.

This is going to be awful and hilarious and I'm already hooked.

If you're wondering, by the way, why the word 'Sea' in EscapeToTheSea is replaced with © but the actual letter is not... well that's just good old consisten©.

*applauds*
 

Bowser's Family Vacation

Johto League Champion
Writer
Team Delta
Pokédex No.
301
Caught
Jul 1, 2019
Messages
2,261
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?"
*reads title* Fear of Magikarp? What is that supposed to-? *reads update* oh

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I don't find this funny.
I saw the run flash before my eyes. 0-0

Good luck, Music Brain Cell! 🎵 🧠
 

Spectacles

Rule Maker
Team Alpha
Pokédex No.
139
Caught
Jun 24, 2019
Messages
680
Location
Pennsylvania
Nature
Jolly
Pronouns
she/her
Pokémon Type
  1. Fairy
Pokédex Entry
It hides deep inside caves where no light ever reaches it and remains virtually motionless there. ~Pokemon Crystal, entry #52
I'm not sure how I didn't realize this after reading the initial rules, but I didn't realize hoe debilitating catching Pokemon can be when every move they start out with is automatically copywrited. I also forgot to mention that I love the name Baritone for Makuhita.
 

HalfTimeShow

A big ol' dumbo
Team Delta
Pokédex No.
295
Caught
Jul 1, 2019
Messages
73
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Lax
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  1. Normal
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What the diddly heckin darn is goin on here
Just found this, as usual your ruleset is fantastic and yet I'm glad I'm not playing with it.
 

Trollkitten

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Team Delta
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208
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Gatto Region
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Quirky
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She/her, Aetherai Lorekeeper
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  1. Fairy
  2. Clever
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Autistic writer who starts more things than she finishes. Hyper asexual Twitch Plays Pokemon lorewriter. Rather be a happy shill than an angry critic.
Just found this, as usual your ruleset is fantastic and yet I'm glad I'm not playing with it.
That tends to be the usual theming of Bryssverse runs, yes.
 

Master Bryss

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85
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Jun 16, 2019
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2,381
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Scotland
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Quirky
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he/him
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  1. Poison
  2. Steel
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Their body is made of an intricate and interconnected weave of their own puns.
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Replies by Bryss
@TheTRUEgge: I mean, Hoppip's a staller anyway, we just needed any basic attack. The rest is all the long game.

@Alba Corbina: It's a total surprise for all of us! Hopefully not a bad one.

@Sheepscope: Oh dear goodness, I rabbitholed into what NFTs are the other day and just... I have Thoughts and they are staying in my head.

@Neosonic97: I would expect nothing less.

@LittleMercury: It might not be so bad! Is the lie we tell ourselves whenever we turn this back on.

@Bowser's Family Vacation: I never even considered whether the run would automatically fail if I had to break Rule 3. I'm now very glad it never came to that!

@Spectacles: I want to dress Baritone in a little suit and give him a solo. He deserves it.

@HalfTimeShow: I may not be glad I'm playing it in a few parts. We can but wait...
Part 2: Correct Owl Medication (Escape)
Moves Copyrighted So Far: 23

I, Master Bryss, decided on blue for my interjection text. Actually I decided on purple but it didn't really work. So now I'm blue. Anyway, I'll let the actual author of this part get on with it now.

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Oh. Well, hello there. You are... running away very quickly. Fair enough.

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Yeah, ok. I'm not currently doing anything better with my time.

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But first... NEW AREA HYPE.

I mean... it's not new new...

But it was locked behind a tree, so it's new in the sense that we couldn't access it before.

Fine. Oh, since this is your first full part should we tell the viewership about your dislike of my keyboard?

Yes. It's too wavy and my fingers are confused.

It's not wavy! It's ergonomic.

There's a hill in the middle of it. It's wavy.

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BATTLE!

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VICTORY!

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MORE BATTLE!

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MORE VIC- Oh. Rude.

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MORE VICTORY! Oh wait you're not done yet.

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FINALLY MORE VICTORY!!

When did you get so bloodthirsty?

When you introduced me to Warhammer 40k Orks.

Noted.

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Could have caught this instead of Hoppip. Not sure whether it would have been an improvement, honestly. Still adorable, though.

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Oh here we go...

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Are you ready for it?

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WAAAAAAAGH! I mean. Uh. WROOOOOOOOOOOOAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAARRR!

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I wouldn't be in here if I didn't. The plot also demands that I do, but it's more the former.

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Pictured: Bubble actually being used.

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Yoink!

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Praying that I don't find anymore Wynaut. But also, Brea.

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Might be a bit wet, but still intact.

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I... guess...

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I'm not sure what that says about your staff, if I'm being honest.

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What am I, a video game protagonist or something?

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Well, alright, I'm going there anyway to fight the Gym Leader.

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The President used bribery! It was super effective!

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With the power of Cut, I can now Yoink! all the things!

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You did say that you'd totally help me offscreen because sometimes I forget to capture things shhh.

I mean, it's the Hoenn plot. At this point pretty much everyone reading this can recite it in their sleep.

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I'M ON A BOAT MOTHE-

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Oh, we're already here.

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Yoink! x2

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New? But Bethany Bryss has existed for two years now!

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Oh?

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Oh...

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I got this.

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Irritancy is a common law contractual remedy available to landlords where a tenant is in breach of contract. It is also that one bit of your back you juuuust can't quite get to without a stick.

Well that takes care of Bide. OH! That reminds me... *insert TARDIS noises here*

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Oh?

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OH.

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Jazz is... well, jazz. One of my favorite genres of music, if I'm honest. Scratch and Ember are now taken care of, too. He's in the team immediately because neither of us feel like happiness grinding Cautioner up just yet. Now back to the regularly scheduled plot.

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I forgot he led with Tentacool oops.

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Come on...

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Woo.

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I prefer to not fish at all. Bad experiences with that.

Outside of Animal Crossing anyway.

You say that like we both haven't fished up about a million old tires. And sea bass.

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dakkadakkadakkadakka...

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I am... very bad at taking screenshots sometimes, so please enjoy this TINY BEE.

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I'm surprised I haven't missed with that yet.

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AGAIN I'M SORRY I HAVE BAD TIMING.

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DAKKADAKKADAKKADAKKA...

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Cave time, cave tiiiiime~

(I've been told to put the repel on because Bryss is adamant about getting the catch from the dark bit so there's a chance to get the Mawile replacement.)

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So that is what I'll do.

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HEY GUYS WE FOUND THE MAWILE REPLACEMENT.

I sort of thought it'd be... something else.

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Did it just blink out of existence?

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Oh no, there we go. Thank you Devon Great Ball guy.

Keeper is named for the Keeper of the Land Register of Scotland. And not just because if he catches something in his massive gob then you are not getting that thing back. Useless fact: I've read a poem penned to commemorate 400 years of land registration in Scotland. That is a Thing that was commissioned.

Right, Keeper locks down Growth, Wrap, AND Vine Whip. Greedy bugger. Now back upstairs to start the grind for Brawly.

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And HEEEERE'S WHAT WE COULD HAVE WON IF WE GOT THE UPSTAIRS CATCH. Bryss was screaming incoherently in the background. Other notables include Vulpix, Bellsprout, and Swinub on the upper floor, Elekid and Baltoy on the bottom floor.

Look! I take my Goddamns very seriously!

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We did a quick level up for Grassum, decided we don't want Poison Powder or Stun Spore, and save them for potential catches later. We will take this, though. However, it's now time to part ways for a bit because Keeper will probably serve us a bit better in the short term.

You could say he's a...

Siiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiigh.

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Can't do that as Advocate's already got it. So any chance of Dream Eater Noctowl is now gone.

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Nnnnnn...nope. Tempting, but nope.

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Awwwwww yis~

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That should be good enough for Brawly.

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One day I'll remember to grab the actual action shot, but not today!

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*insert witty commentary here*

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1...

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2...

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Oh, excellent.

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Aaaaand 3!

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Bryss here questioned my choice of leading with a not fully healed owl, to which my reply was something along the lines of "oops, I'm sleepy". In fairness, I was. Still am.

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The Karate Chop did more damage than I wanted, so time to swap.

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Oh, stop that.

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Actually, I don't like Seismic Toss. I'll heal, too.

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STOP THAT.

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Finally.

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Badge #2 get~

With that, I will vacate the author's seat and turn it back to Bryss for the next part.

Will Bryss immediately change half the team composition on getting control back? What IS Keeper's dark secret? Does Escape have their own version of Balle Masque that just can't be bothered to do the end slate narrations for their part, leaving it on my shoulders? Find out next time, on Copyrightlocke?

Total Moves Copyrighted: 31
Total Copyrighted Moves Forgotten: 1

Wait, what if I AM Escape's Balle Masque...
 
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Bowser's Family Vacation

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"Am I Mario's babysitter? Are you going to call me every time that guy blows his nose, or what?"
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Oh. Well, hello there. You are... running away very quickly. Fair enough.
The readers thinking about using this ruleset themselves.

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MORE BATTLE!
👩 k a r e n

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New? But Bethany Bryss has existed for two years now!
Alternatively, the game is "warning" you about your Protagonist Syndrome. >_>

Jazz should be pretty jazzed that you saved him from drowning!

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HEY GUYS WE FOUND THE MAWILE REPLACEMENT.

I sort of thought it'd be... something else.

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Did it just blink out of existence?
Weepinbell preemptively trying to save you from Bryss' screaming. :c thats why hes a keeper
 

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