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Screenshot Spin-off General Commentary Dust in the Wind 4 ÷ 2 = 2 and That's How Many Moths I Have - XD Gale of Darkness Dustox Only

Thread Description
Moths are pretty cool guys

Erberor

The Wiggle Stabber
Writer
Team Omega
Pokédex No.
184
Caught
Jun 30, 2019
Messages
169
Location
Somewhere, Probably
Nature
Timid
Pronouns
He
Pokémon Type
  1. Bug
  2. Poison
Pokédex Entry
Exercise extreme caution: May stab in the feels and wiggle the knife.
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Hey

Hey

You ever hear about moths?

They're pretty neat

You know

in my humble opinion anyway


So this is the fourth installment in my grand quest to conquer every region I possibly can with the very cool and super excellent indisputably best Pokemon, Dustox. The other three installments can be found by clicking the banners below, but they're not really required to understand anything here other than the odd reference to previous events.

Let's get some rules out of the way

- Only Dustox may be used in combat
- Only two Dustox may be used, ever. No additional moths may be caught, even if they are Dustox or a pre-evolution.
- If either Dustox faints, the run is over.
- EXCEPTION: If a Dustox faints during the final battle, but the remaining Dustox is able to clutch out a win, I'll call that a complete run.
Screw it, we're doing it together or not at all. THESE TWO GONNA DO IT I BELIEVE IN THEM
- Only TWO items may be used in a given battle. Two moths means two items, that's math for you.
- I don't think HMs are a thing so I shouldn't need to catch any additional Pokemon but I'm making a note here just in case. If I have to catch additional Pokemon for progression reasons, that's fine, as long as it doesn't get used in battle

Now, on to the show!

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Bet y'all weren't expecting this one

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That's me, ERB. The one and only. Definitely didn't fail to notice that I could get lowercase letters by pressing X nope this is 100% intentional.

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But I was sitting here like "You know, there's kind of another region in gen 3, isn't there?" and now here I am.

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ON ANOTHER BOAT GET ME OFF OF-

Oh okay just a cutscene.

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Ah, ye olde gamecube graphics. What a time to be alive.


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Aaaaaaaah snap the choppers are here

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WORSE THAN A CHOPPER WORSE THAN A CHOPPER

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OH NO HE SPOOPY

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SHWING

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Omaiwa-


I'm not doing that.

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Not on the bad guy's behalf anyway. If I'm to pull out such a SICK MEME I'm gonna do it on my moth.

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AAAAAAAAAAAA

MY EYES

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Oh my it appears these poor sailors have broken their legs on their way off the boat

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They are surely dead men, stranded so far from shore with no hope of rescue

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Unless, you know, one of them is packing a water type.

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Hey wait that's me down there

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But what the spoons am I doing with this garbage tier pokemon? WHERE IS MY MOTH?

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Fine, fine, I'll play along with the devs wanting to show off their very excellent combat animations to the new player

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SLAP

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BLORP

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BAP

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That right there is a broken man.

VICTORY IS MINE

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What? Where am I? Who are you?

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Yes, well, I must say that my performance in the climatic battle of the last run was... unexpected.

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What?

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What are you on about? Clearly my starting Pokemon of choice is-

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HJECK

Alright so evidently this whole "edit in the moths" thing isn't going to be so easy as I thought. Normally for these runs I just use the Universal Pokemon Randomizer to replace a starter, but that doesn't work on this game, so I was forced to take more direct measures.

As in, manually editing files and tables to get my desired result.

This took a bit.

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Several attempts went just like this, and I couldn't for the life of me figure out why. Then, I had the bright idea of checking some of the documentation that came with the hacking tool I was using, and found a list of Pokemon and the reference numbers the game uses to refer to them. Turns out that it's not entirely by the Pokedex. For the most part, everything's in that order, but for some reason between the Johto and Hoenn Pokemon there's 25 blank references that aren't valid. One of these references happens to correspond with the reference number 269, which, you guessed it, is Dustox's Pokedex number.

Nice.

So yeah the number I needed was 294 not 269. Let's give this another go.

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ERB

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LENS FLARE

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BAD POKEMON

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YES

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So fun fact...

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I've never actually played this game

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I remember wishing so badly to play it when I was a kid, but by the time my family got hold of a used gamecube (well after the console's time in the spotlight) my interest in Pokemon had waned dramatically. So, despite having the system and indeed the game in my house for years, I never got around to playing more than a couple hours of Gale of Darkness.

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Yes, I know, I'm very cool.

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Thank you, thank you

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Oh, professor Krane, I assure you that nobody stands much of a chance against me.

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Man, I really do jack the arrogance up to 11 when I do commentary, don't I?

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I mean when you get down to it, half the reason I've gotten this far is because I got lucky. A lot. I make a big deal out of planning and such but I think every one of these runs has come down to luck of the draw at some point or other.

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HOLEE MOTH A PDA

THAT'S SO COOL IN THE MIND OF 12 YEAR OLD ERB

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WOOOOOOOOOOAAAAH

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Okay but like no joke back when I was a kid, my dad got in on the PDA stuff as it was happening for work reasons, and at some point one of his old little Palm Pilots got hand-me-down'd into my grubby mitts and I thought it was The Coolest Thing. I could like... play games on it. And... play other games. There was this one game called Space Trader and it was THE SHIT like man I played that for hours and hours, so cool. You just flew around the galaxy buying and selling goods and doing little quests and fighting pirates and sometimes also the police because I'm carrying 17 units of illegal narcotics on my ship because hot damn they sell for so much on underdeveloped worlds and WHOOPS I'm a drug lord.

Good times, good times.

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Heckin siblings, always causing trouble.

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AWWWWW YEAAAAAAAH SO COOL

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Who the spoons is that

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Nice

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I'm getting an "annoying little kid" vibe from this little sister of mine and that does not bode well.

I mean most people were annoying little kids at some point but that doesn't mean I want to deal with that in my video game!

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I swear I remember the Orre map being more desert-y than this. Hmm.

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Dude just

Get out from under the table

This ain't worth the back problems.

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Ehhhhhhhhhh

Fine.

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BORING

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Did Professor Crayon put any games on this PDA?

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Laaaaaaaaaame no games what kind of world is this

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I like how everyone's all worried about the Pokemon aboard and not like... you know... the sailors.

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Alright time to head off and find this sister.

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Let's just head over here and-

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MOTH ABOVE, A COOL MOPED

12 YEAR OLD ERB IS HAVING A COOL KID OVERLOAD

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NYEEEEEEAAAAAAAAAAAAAAOOOOO

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Hmm

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You'd think with a property this large the man would be able to hire a decent gardener

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And who the hell builds a Groudon fountain? Should be, like, Groudon perched atop a nice rock formation or something.

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IT IS I, ERB!

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What? Get out of my face, you haven't even given me a chance to knock on the door!

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Uh huh

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Right.

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YOUR POKEMON IS LAME AND SO ARE YOU

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THIS IS A REAL POKEMON

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BAP

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Now gimme your lunch money!

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Don't you try to pull that one on me, bucko. You're defenseless. I mean, my precious little moth here wouldn't ever go and attack a helpless person like that, no, why would such an upstanding and moral creature as a moth go and do that? Still, there's a protocol here.

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Excuse you, I am no mere child, I am a certified cool kid.

You can tell because of my cool goggles and headband and cool spikey hair.

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Yes, and I'm looking for-

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...huh. You don't suppose they could have spared like, another color to put on her design?

Also why is there no demarcation between her pants and her shoes why did they design it like that it looks so weird and-

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Hey, I will have you know that my sense of direction is only garbage in real life!

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Oh and she's doing that thing where she speaks in the third person.

Ehhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh

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That's nice. Mom said-

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Very interesting. Now Mom sent me to-

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GET BACK HERE AND LET ME PROGRESS THE PLOT

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MOM SAID THAT-

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GAH

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Comic antics aside, she's alright. Kinda endearing, though her design confuses me

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Onward!

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Man, I'm so cool

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No thanks to your antics

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You know what at this point I'm not even going to fight it.

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ALRIGHT NOW I'M GONNA FIGHT IT

Now I'll break down crying at the drop of an emotionally resonant pin in a story but I AM NO WHIMP SO FRAGILE THAT I WEEP AT MERELY GETTING LOST.

MOST OF THE TIME

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Your lack of diligence has caused the poor man considerable back pain. YOUR ACTIONS HAVE CONSEQUENCES.

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Can we progress the plot now?

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Thank you.

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Whole errand seemed a little unnecessary...

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What else is unnecessary is that, far as I can tell, in order to progress I have to talk to this guy upstairs so Krane will appear in the room downstairs. Whyyyyy couldn't they just put him down there in the first place?

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Neato

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Ehhhhhh I'm not really into "catching" pokemon these days, I'm really more in the game of "start with one mon and CRUSH ALL THAT LIES BEFORE ME", you know?

But who am I to deny a nerd a chance to show off what he's been working on? Alright, I'm in.

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Woah that's bad news. Sure is a good thing that technology never ended up in the hands of criminal organizations down the line.

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Reeeeeaaaaally now

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Ye they spoopy

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Man that sounds real rude. I mean who'd do that?

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Ahhhhhh I see.

And I assume law enforcement knows about this plan to-

Who am I kidding there is no law enforcement. Doesn't exist.

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Mk

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Awwwwwwwwww snap it's cool isn't it

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AW YEAH IT'S COOL

COOL KID COOL KID COOL KID!

When I was a kid I totally thought the snag machine was a robotic arm which made it EXTRA SUPER COOL

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YEEEEEEEEAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAH

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How is that going to be an adequate test? It's a simulation, not the real thing. I assume you've already done loads of simulations, you need to test the hardware on a real Pokemon to-

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Hmm. Seems there's a commotion outside.

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Ye moths...

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THEY KILLED THE PINECONE!

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AND THEY TOOK THE NERD

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Get back here with my nerd, you power-ranger-lookin dweebs!

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NO! I CHALLENGE YOU TO A-

And the game appears to have crashed.


Yeah so it turns out that the other little modification I made didn't work this time because I only fixed the starter after figuring out the whole reference number thing, and forgot to fix this bit too.

Man, sure would have been nice if I'd decided to save the game at any point in there...

So yeah I had to rejiggle all the hack stuff and replay everything up to this point, which finally brings me to...

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YE MOTHS ABOVE, HE'S GOT THE ULTIMATE POKEMON

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Wait, I'm reading something...

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Oh no... surely this cannot be...

THEY SPOOKIED UP THE MOTH

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Who would dare to commit such a heinous crime?

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We must rescue the poor thing at once!

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COOL ARM POWERS, ACTIVATE

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COOL KID COOL KID COOL KID

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YEAH SO COOL

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MY EYES

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Moth successfully rescued!

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Might'a been

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After all, what could possibly compliment a Dustox's profound combat abilities better than another Dustox?

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Look, ask the nerd about it, I'm not really too interested in the whole affair.

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Wait, no, get back here!

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THAT'S MY NERD YOU'RE TAKING

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YOU CAN'T GET AWAY THAT EASILY!

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MARK MY WORDS, I WILL HUNT YOU DOWN TO THE ENDS OF THE POKE-EARTH!





Well, I'm going to call it there for part one. This run's probably going to be a bit more involved than the others, because, well, it's my first time playing. And so far I'm really enjoying it, and I hope you are too! Hope to see you next time for MORE MOTH!
 

Kit_The_Feef

Someone who draws too much ¯\_(ಠωಠ)_/¯
Artist
Screenshotter
Pokédex No.
4612
Caught
Jun 16, 2021
Messages
667
Location
Australia
Nature
Impish
Pronouns
He/him
Pokémon Type
  1. Bug
  2. Fairy
  3. Steel
Pokédex Entry
Comic artist. Idiot. Has far too many active projects for his own sanity. Unreliable when it comes to updates on his non-comic endeavours.
I love this. MOAR MOTH!!! This time, there's TWO of them!
 

Bowser's Family Vacation

Johto League Champion
Writer
Team Delta
Pokédex No.
301
Caught
Jul 1, 2019
Messages
2,312
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?"
I remember the battles in Orre being difficult. but not as difficult as the save editing apparently >_> why are there blanks Godspeed, Light Moth and Dark Moth! o7 They will save the SS Libra Pokemon! sailors who
 

ActiveTransport

Fiery Torch
Team Omega
Pokédex No.
3654
Caught
Feb 5, 2021
Messages
280
Location
A Land of Exquisite Sunsets
Nature
Hardy
Pronouns
He/Him
Pokémon Type
  1. Fire
  2. Psychic
Pokédex Entry
Hobbies: running, reading, singing, playing Pokémon (especially competitive battling), and practicing my Catholic faith!
Oh wow, this is cool. I've never played this game either or even seen it played, so I'm really looking forward to your screenshots and commentary, Erb. Good luck! So many funny things I could comment on but I don't even know where to begin. Highlights are killing the pinecone, taking the nerd, and me questioning what the Snag Machine is if it isn't actually a robotic arm.
 

SayleeK

Johto League Champion
Writer
Screenshotter
Pokédex No.
260
Caught
Jul 1, 2019
Messages
1,577
Location
Scrivener
Nature
Careful
Pronouns
She/her
Pokémon Type
  1. Fire
  2. Fairy
Pokédex Entry
Between long periods of dormant slumber, this writer rises again for periods of activity that leave piles of dead fictional Pokemon in their wake
TWICE THE MOTH... QUADRUPLE THE POWER
 

aegagrusScholarship

Problems and Issues Haver
Artist
Writer
Pokédex No.
4946
Caught
Sep 9, 2021
Messages
161
Location
Staring at an unfinished writing piece, probably
Nature
Timid
Pronouns
all of them
Pokémon Type
  1. Bug
  2. Dark
Pokédex Entry
This Pokémon craves attention and recognition, but becomes an absolute mess if given either. Often seen starting multiple projects and finishing none.
MOTH MOTH MOTH MOTH MOTH MOTH

there are too many of them (jk there can never be too many moths.)
 

Bluebirdi3

Patron Librarian of the Floor of Rhythm
Team Delta
Pokédex No.
508
Caught
Jul 15, 2019
Messages
47
Nature
Lax
Pronouns
she/her or they/them
Pokémon Type
  1. Fairy
  2. Poison
Pokédex Entry
Dalloc liker and catboy enthusiast, this pokemon will still fight you over their favorite characters
it seems i've missed out on quite a lot since the second run

glad to see you're still at it! go forth and conquer with your unbeatable duo
 

KitkatKK2

Derp
Writer
Team Alpha
Pokédex No.
4273
Caught
Apr 18, 2021
Messages
461
Location
Canada
Nature
Quiet
Pronouns
She/Her
Pokémon Type
  1. Fire
  2. Clever
  3. ???
Pokédex Entry
This Pokémon can often be found alone in her room writing or reading. This is because she is an introvert who doesn’t feel like going outside today.
Double the moth, double the fun. Power Ranger dudes Shadowing up moths isn’t fun.
 

Moon

Johto League Champion
Writer
Team Alpha
Pokédex No.
3995
Caught
Mar 9, 2021
Messages
632
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.
What?
Moths?
In XD?
SHADOW MOTH?!
 

Erberor

The Wiggle Stabber
Writer
Team Omega
Pokédex No.
184
Caught
Jun 30, 2019
Messages
169
Location
Somewhere, Probably
Nature
Timid
Pronouns
He
Pokémon Type
  1. Bug
  2. Poison
Pokédex Entry
Exercise extreme caution: May stab in the feels and wiggle the knife.
  • Thread Starter Thread Starter
  • #11
@Kit_The_Feef This is getting out of hand. Now there are two of them!

@Bowser's Family Vacation Ah, the lengths I go to in order to enact my mothy conquest. It's all worth it, though. Hopefully Orre will be exciting.

@Time Master Eon Gonna have to take matters into my own hands. I say, like that isn't what I always have to do.

@ActiveTransport I think the snag machine is like... just a sleeve thing you wear. Fancy tech on the hand and a wire to the stuff on the shoulder, but that's about it.

@SayleeK I mean yeah everyone knows that moths scale exponentially

@aegagrusScholarship MOTH MOTH MOTH MOTH MOTH

@Bluebirdi3 Yeah things got pretty wild in the third run. Nice to see you've come back though! I'll be at this for some time yet, that's for sure.

@KitkatKK2 These power rangers gonna get what's comin to em when I figure out where they are

@Moon That's right it's Shadow moth time

Thank you, all of you, for helping start off this run right, praising the mighty moth. Let's get back to it!

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Well, that could have gone better.

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Yeah, and for once, I can really see why they'd be able to get away, I mean, they probably could have stuffed Krane into the van thing while I was catching this poor, poor Dustox, and been off real quick before I could get my wits together and try to stop their vehicle.

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I mean, he might live through this, yeah

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Useless. There is no law. There are only vigilante children dismantling crime rings single handedly.

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I mean, so long as the tech exists, someone's going to try to weaponize it.

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What?

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That's a real shame.

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That's the spirit! You go do that!

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COWARD

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YEAH TEAMWORK

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IT MAKES THE DREAM WORK

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Which leaves me a moment to check on my moths

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Hmmmmm yep she's all spoop'd up

100% extra spoopy, heart's all goop'd up The Bad Sauce.

That Attack/SpAtk disparity tho. That's got to be an Adamant nature, though I can't check that just yet, as she is simply too spoopy to take the personality quiz.

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Incidentally, my first moth is calm nature. This screencap is from later... after the final run reset, I forgot to get a shot of his stats.

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That's -Atk +SpDef on the nature, which isn't ideal. Most of Dustox's best attacking moves in gen 3 are physical, most notably Return and the likes of Shadow Ball and Sludge Bomb. He'll be pretty good with Psychic, maybe with Giga Drain if I can find the TM for that, but that's about it. Might end up running more supporting moves, like Light Screen and Toxic, over attacking stuff. The Spoopy moth will undoubtedly be the powerhouse of this duo.

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Oh boy I sure do love running early game errands

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Ah yes the well known highly specialized component MACHINE PART.

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Mother, please, I was fine traveling about with one moth, and now I have two moths.

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NO GO AWAY

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HISSSSSSSSSS

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Yeah alright no problem. Honestly, she's kinda growing on me as a character.

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A nice enough kid.

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Rightio

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Ehhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh

That sounds like an awful lot of work

I mean I could


but

EHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH

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I'm a cool kid I'm a cool kid

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Good, let's get it and get out of this port city. I don't trust the ocean.

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It's so... shifty.

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All fulla waves and crap

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MY EYES

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It seems Jovi has run into an individual who might be deemed a "chad" if it weren't for how he's obviously skipping leg day.

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Oh no she's thrown off his groove

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Wait he's actually saying she's thrown off his groove, that was a joke man, come on

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HEY!

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I might just be. Now, according to the Big Brother Codex, chapter 3, subsection 7, statute 9, "no individual shall be allowed to pick on a younger sibling beyond the point of moderate annoyance, save the pestering action is performed by an older sibling. Those found to be performing such actions outside of regulations are to be met with retribution commensurate to the attempted bothering". You know what that means?

That means you're in violation, chombozoid.

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Really now?

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Oooooh very scary. Now allow me introduce you to my two friends here...

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Eh?

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Hmmmm

I'm getting some really mixed vibes off this guy.

Choose your place and time? I guess that's applicable, I just can't help but interpret that as "choose your place and time for making threats and being a jerk" as opposed to "don't attack children, you asshole".

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Buddy, if anything, being older makes it more likely that they're a strong trainer, on account of having had a lot of time to figure out the whole training thing and build up a monstrous team.

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OUTTA MY WAY I CAN TAKE EM

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Man what a lame Pokemon I mean come on

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Cool effects though

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Training.

And also not level-locking your Pokemon by gooping up its heart.

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Oooooooh nooooooo

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Yeah I really don't know what to make of this guy

Like I'm getting some big mixed vibes here.

Seems nice enough up front I suppose

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See? Even my avatar is givin him the ol' squinty eye

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Well, that's a phrase that I can very easily see being used to justify very bad things

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Hello?


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His proportions were rather odd, weren't they?

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I COULDA TAKEN HIM I'VE GOT TWO MOTHS AND THAT MEANS I'M UNSTOPPABLE

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Hmmm yep he's suspicious.

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MACHINE PART

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UGH

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Cool kid cool kid cool kid

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Oh, it's you again

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What?

You literally saw me earlier today!

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OH AND HE'S BROUGHT A FISH THIS TIME

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How very threatening.

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A little bit of this...

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And... uh... a little a this....

This is one slight change I made over the base game. Normally your first shadow mon gets a basic, single target physical shadow move. Me, still thinking in terms of gen 4, thought it would be more fitting to use the basic special shadow move, which is now biting me in the back now that I've got a heavily physically inclined moth.

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SPOOOOOOOKY

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I suppose it's nice that it's super effective against all targets

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And that it hits multiple targets, though I'm pretty sure that in gen 3 multi target moves have reduced power in double battles.

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Anyway yeah he posed zero threat

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BIG SURPRISE

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I DID

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Yes yes hello GIMME PART

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MACHIIIIIIIIINE PARRRRRRRRRT

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Well.

About that.

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Yeah well as the local 11 year old battling prodigy I'll be taking it upon myself to purge those power ranger lookin dweebs from the face of the world in due course.

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Yes, thank you!

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Oh.

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UUUUUUUUUUUUGH

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UUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUGGGGGGH

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GIMME MY PART

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The heck kinda bridge is this

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What

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That has got to be the least efficient thing I've ever seen

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And it probably needs way more repairs than normal, what with being a massive moving machine that probably could have been built just fine as a stationary set of bridges. I mean I guess it might have something to do with letting boats through these narrow confines in the docks, but wouldn't the swinging bridge arms be a serious danger in that regard?

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Yes I know I just spoke with him NOW GIVE ME THE PART

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GIMME

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THANK YOU

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Cool safe you have there

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Why is the inside of it so small though?

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Finally!

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Here we go again

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Yeah but I liberated the poor moth and now she is going to be my friend. Who's a little fluffy darling who just wants a little love?

Angry moth noises

That's right, you are!

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This must be a nod to Coliseum, which I have also never played.

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Buddy, it'll take a lot to keep me from pursuing this journey to the very end.

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Is anyone else worried that Jovi is just going to fall off?

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Greetings, mother.

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HERE PART

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Aggressive moth noises

She's fine.

Don't worry about it.

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Uh, no. Heart is still thoroughly goop'd up.

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UNACCEPTABLE. I must save this precious bean immediately!

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Alright, alright...

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Aight cool I'll be heading there immediately

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I SHALL DO WHAT MUST BE DONE

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I mean it doesn't look that much farther than where Jovi wandered off during hide and seek.

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The names in this game are kinda out there and I love it.

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BYE MOM I'M OFF TO GO PURIFY THE DARKNESS IN THE HEART OF THE BEAST

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Nyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyoooooooooooooom

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Oh well this place looks pleasant.

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I wonder who left this pokeball shaped chest here?

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Ah. It has one pokeball inside. Of course.

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I mean... not really? You could just like... continue having a nice stroll. It's not always about battles, you know? Sometimes a trainer just wants to chill with their pokemon and not worry about battles. you know?

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Ah, I see. How foolish of me to consider the option of peace.

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This house looks important.

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What a name

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Everyone in every region ought to be expecting me at this point. They know I'm comin' for their badges and/or other symbols of conquest/victory

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WHERE HE BE

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GAH

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Nice robe

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Right, so I was thinking we should get her mind off of battling, I mean the poor thing's been turned into a living weapon, she needs some time to be calm and open her heart to the beauty of the world. Isn't that right?

Violent moth noises

See? She agrees.

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What?

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I mean as a game mechanic that makes sense but I just can't see the justification for it in universe, you know?

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Hey, uh, where is this forest you're talking about?

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Not here

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Uhhhhhhhh


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Where am I going

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Got a berry but this is not the forest

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alright so it turns out there's a two foot wide ramp with a 60 degree slope leading down here that I missed, and the forest's through that cave. First things first, though, gotta check down this side path.

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You got lost too?

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I mean, sure, yeah. Why not?

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Bit rude, but I've been lost before, it's pretty frustrating.

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Oh noooooo they're weak to psychic moves what am I gonna dooooooo

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My brother looked over while I was doing this battle and just says "Man, Dustox is a real gwombus isn't he" and I think he's right and I wouldn't have it any other way.

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USE THE POWER OF DARKNESS, THAT'LL HELP YOU DE-GOOP YOUR HEART

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Hmm. What's that mean?

Furious mothy screeching

That's probably fine.

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Anyway, yeah, no threats found here.

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Yeah uh

I don't know what to tell you man, you might not fit up that ramp even if you go sideways

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Alright, forest time!

Forest... cave. Forest cave. Yeah, that makes sense.

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Cool cave though.

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Gorps.

GORPS.

THIS MAN'S NAME IS GORPS

INCREDIBLE.

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SCREEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE

Is she supposed to be doing that?

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I mean I do have the best Pokemon.

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Okay but like why tho


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Alright sure I guess violence is how we cast away the dark

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I just got a huge wave of memories when I realized Corphish is basically a crayfish. Back in like, the 5th grade, we did a biology project where we took care of some crayfish in class. My group had like three of them. I don't remember much about most of it, but I do remember that there was one crayfish that was way bigger than the others and substantially more aggressive. For the life of me I can't remember what we actually called that big bastard but I'm choosing to remember him as "Angry Hank" because this moniker brings me joy.

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Anyway that went about as expected.

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Ah, yes, I was meaning to ask somebody about that

Vitriolic moth howling

She seems a little agitated.

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Oh. Is that it?

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There's only one way this battle can turn out!

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HER NAME IS LITERALLY JUST "LADY"

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Hmm, a fire type. Most threatening indeed.

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UNLEASH THE DARKNESS

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AAHHHHH FIRE

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Wait what?

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SCREEEEEEEEEAAAAAAAAAAAEEEE

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Alright, calm down, let's just heal up and-

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SCRREEEEEEEEEKIKIKIKEEEEEEE

That's not good

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I know I should call her to snap her out of it but I'm too nervous about leaving that Slugma unchecked.

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We can deal with the whole reverse mode thing in the next battle

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After, you know, healing up.

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I can confirm that she has an Adamant nature now, very nice.

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Incredible name. 10/10.

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You ain't packing any fire types, are you?

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Oh so he's a fun old man

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HSSSSSSSSSSSKIKIKISKREEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE

Oh yeah that


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DUSTOX NO

YOU'RE BETTER THAN THIS

REMEMBER THE BEAUTY OF THE MOONLIGHT AND THE GENTLE BREEZE! REMEMBER THE WONDERS AND JOYS OF THE WORLD AND COME BACK TO ME, PLEASE!

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Oh thank goodness

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Anyway we completely crushed this old man.

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Well, yes... there are many reasons to be sad.

Much is broken. Much is not as it should be.

But I think you'll find that when you look closer, you'll see that even in these darkened times, there is call for joy, and more than anything, there is always call to hope.

So let's take joy in the little things every day, in being together, even in the darkness, and have hope for the days that are to come. There is so much in the world that is slowly, steadily growing better, and that will continue so long as we hold to hope and strive to make those changes a reality.

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Oh, uh, thanks.

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Oh what a lovely forest clearing

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Well, I mean the meter still shows her heart to be somewhat goop'd up

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Oooooooh snap it's the old sage he's gonna be powerful I mean he's got to be

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Ooooooooooh man old well trained Pokemon here we go

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Uuuuuuh

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You gonna, uh, throw out another Pokemon?

No? Just gonna face us with one Pikachu, huh?

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I'll concede that Thunderbolt does hit pretty hard at this point in the game

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But this is still laughably easy

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Gonna heal regardless.

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I'm loving the animations here. I mean, I swear I can see concern on the trainer's face as my dear moth flips about after getting hit.

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HIT EM WITH THE SHADOW GOOP

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Bruh you ain't even close to the most dangerous Pikachu I've faced

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SKIKIKIKIKREEEEEEEEEEAE

Oh and there she goes again

Maybe I shouldn't be encouraging her to harness the darkness clinging to her heart.

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So mythic

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It was kinda bland honestly.

You brought one Pokemon of equal level into a double battle.

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That is just not the case.


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Shut up, you're unconscious!

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Right, well, I'm off to commit more violence!

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TIME TO PICK ON GORPS

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A

Anyway a few battles later I'm back

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Sweet rock. Can I poke it?

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Gasp

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THE GOOP IN HER HEART IS GONE

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MY BABY

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The Teddiursa you normally get learns this move for free when you purify it, so I decided to let myself have that too. That should be handy going forward.

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Standard affair.

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And some nice chunky exp

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Handy move...

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And now, a very important decision.

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What name do I give this precious bean? What kind of name do I give this little champion who overcame the darkness holding her heart closed? What kind of name is fitting for one who held on for so long and found the light again?

And what kind of name do I give her companion, one who knew the light, and I can only imagine always sought to show that gentle glow to his new friend's locked away heart? What kind of name does he deserve?

Truly, I can think of no greater names....

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Than Waffle

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And Pancake!

They're gonna be best friends

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And let this serve as a reminder to treat the Pancakes and Waffles in our lives with the love and affection they deserve.

Thank you all for coming to this somewhat slower paced run, I'm looking forward to next time, when I go and do some other things!
 
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KitkatKK2

Derp
Writer
Team Alpha
Pokédex No.
4273
Caught
Apr 18, 2021
Messages
461
Location
Canada
Nature
Quiet
Pronouns
She/Her
Pokémon Type
  1. Fire
  2. Clever
  3. ???
Pokédex Entry
This Pokémon can often be found alone in her room writing or reading. This is because she is an introvert who doesn’t feel like going outside today.
superior moths
superior breakfast foods
 

Time Master Eon

Conqueror of the Olivine Gym
Screenshotter
Pokédex No.
398
Caught
Jul 6, 2019
Messages
405
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
That's actually decent evidence that Eagun and his Pikachu were holding back by a fair degree. So his praise was probably just a way of encouraging you given that given that the last game's protagonist was significantly stronger when he met Eagun
 

Electro

Dr. Ultimate Procrastinator Extreme
Team Omega
Pokédex No.
928
Caught
Oct 22, 2019
Messages
401
Nature
Adamant
Pokémon Type
  1. Fire
  2. Fighting
Thank you, all of you, for helping start off this run right, praising the mighty moth. Let's get back to it!
Me, opening the god damn moth run: there better not be any god damn moths here

Yeah but I liberated the poor moth and now she is going to be my friend. Who's a little fluffy darling who just wants a little love?

Angry moth noises

That's right, you are!
Aggressive moth noises

She's fine.

Don't worry about it.
Right, so I was thinking we should get her mind off of battling, I mean the poor thing's been turned into a living weapon, she needs some time to be calm and open her heart to the beauty of the world. Isn't that right?

Violent moth noises

See? She agrees.
Hmm. What's that mean?

Furious mothy screeching

That's probably fine.
Ah, yes, I was meaning to ask somebody about that

Vitriolic moth howling

She seems a little agitated.
The fact that Pancake is a shadow Pokemon means he's objectively right.

The names in this game are kinda out there and I love it.
Gorps.

GORPS.

THIS MAN'S NAME IS GORPS

INCREDIBLE.
HER NAME IS LITERALLY JUST "LADY"
I don't think you have much of a leg to stand on, Erb Mothman.
 

Kit_The_Feef

Someone who draws too much ¯\_(ಠωಠ)_/¯
Artist
Screenshotter
Pokédex No.
4612
Caught
Jun 16, 2021
Messages
667
Location
Australia
Nature
Impish
Pronouns
He/him
Pokémon Type
  1. Bug
  2. Fairy
  3. Steel
Pokédex Entry
Comic artist. Idiot. Has far too many active projects for his own sanity. Unreliable when it comes to updates on his non-comic endeavours.
Is this why you were asking whether waffles or pancakes were more aggressive??? Anyway, I love them. Also, you can purify Pokemon that early in XD? Been playing Colosseum for a while and I still can't purify my babies.
 

SayleeK

Johto League Champion
Writer
Screenshotter
Pokédex No.
260
Caught
Jul 1, 2019
Messages
1,577
Location
Scrivener
Nature
Careful
Pronouns
She/her
Pokémon Type
  1. Fire
  2. Fairy
Pokédex Entry
Between long periods of dormant slumber, this writer rises again for periods of activity that leave piles of dead fictional Pokemon in their wake
Honestly all I know about these games I learned from The Dark We Carry so it's fun to finally see what this one is about :P

Pancake and Waffle... how beautiful, to watch them overcome the dark together... fingers crossed no rock-type turns them into their namesakes
 

ActiveTransport

Fiery Torch
Team Omega
Pokédex No.
3654
Caught
Feb 5, 2021
Messages
280
Location
A Land of Exquisite Sunsets
Nature
Hardy
Pronouns
He/Him
Pokémon Type
  1. Fire
  2. Psychic
Pokédex Entry
Hobbies: running, reading, singing, playing Pokémon (especially competitive battling), and practicing my Catholic faith!
You might think the folks in this game have some wacky names, but Erb is up there with the best of them. Am I the only one who thinks it's weird that your mother is consistently referred to only as Lily? Like, they could have other NPCs call her by name, but shouldn't it be "Mom" whenever you're talking to her yourself?

Enough about that, though. MOTH is what's important and we got to see some incredible MOTH action today. Bet Zook would never skip leg day if he had a MOTH partner or two as motivation.
 

Bluebirdi3

Patron Librarian of the Floor of Rhythm
Team Delta
Pokédex No.
508
Caught
Jul 15, 2019
Messages
47
Nature
Lax
Pronouns
she/her or they/them
Pokémon Type
  1. Fairy
  2. Poison
Pokédex Entry
Dalloc liker and catboy enthusiast, this pokemon will still fight you over their favorite characters
What name do I give this precious bean? What kind of name do I give this little champion who overcame the darkness holding her heart closed? What kind of name is fitting for one who held on for so long and found the light again?

And what kind of name do I give her companion, one who knew the light, and I can only imagine always sought to show that gentle glow to his new friend's locked away heart? What kind of name does he deserve?

Truly, I can think of no greater names....

GXXE01_2021-11-07_19-45-12.png


Than Waffle

GXXE01_2021-11-07_19-49-47.png


And Pancake!

They're gonna be best friends
beautiful. glorious. i'd lay down my life for both of them

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My brother looked over while I was doing this battle and just says "Man, Dustox is a real gwombus isn't he" and I think he's right and I wouldn't have it any other way.
gwombus...

also can i mention the fact that Eagun's had that Pikachu for 5 years and has obviously battled with it before and yet it's like level 12
i know he could've...not battled often but it still seems silly
 

Time Master Eon

Conqueror of the Olivine Gym
Screenshotter
Pokédex No.
398
Caught
Jul 6, 2019
Messages
405
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
also can i mention the fact that Eagun's had that Pikachu for 5 years and has obviously battled with it before and yet it's like level 12
i know he could've...not battled often but it still seems silly
Hence my theory that he's actually holding back, at least in this instance
 

Moon

Johto League Champion
Writer
Team Alpha
Pokédex No.
3995
Caught
Mar 9, 2021
Messages
632
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.
I laughed so hard when I saw what you named them
 

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