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Thread Description
A Paper Mario themed Pokemon SoulSilver lorelocke by a decidedly 3D Bowser. Last update: Chapter 23 (8/11).

antingaround

Redemption arc
Artist
Screenshotter
Team Omega
Pokédex No.
228
Caught
Jul 1, 2019
Messages
231
Nature
Jolly
Pokémon Type
  1. Normal
Pokédex Entry
nuzlocke psychopath
Tangela is an extraordinary Pokemon, especially since it doesn't have Piloswine's issue of "needing the move relearner to actually evolve". Although Piloswine is so late in HGSS already, it doesn't really matter. At least for both of those mons, they don't have much problem going ham even NFE. Tangela is bulkier than like 80% of mons in Johto and Piloswine is Piloswine.
 

RubyClaw

Challenge Seeker, Completionist and Rule Designer
🌱Featurer
Writer
Screenshotter
Team Omega
Pokédex No.
22
Caught
Jun 9, 2019
Messages
2,678
Location
Kanto Route 1, 1% encounter rate (Israel)
Nature
Calm
Pronouns
He/Him
Pokémon Type
  1. Fire
  2. Psychic
Sorry for being so unironic, but I just love your memes so much 😊!

3:41 hours?! Still, this looks interesting... *adds to potential watch list.

Hmm that's a hard question. My first instinct is Clair (yeah, I'm happy to cheer you up right before your battle, always here to help 😛). But after looking at all the gym leaders... Still Clair. But other notable ones are Sabrina, notorious Whitney, Norman if you can't Dig/Protect cheat him due to your catches/ruleset, Clay sometimes, Drayden/Iris, and Raihan which gets second place I think. Still, sadly, Clair.... Good luck!
 
OP
Bowser's Family Vacation

Bowser's Family Vacation

Johto League Champion
Writer
Team Delta
Pokédex No.
301
Caught
Jul 1, 2019
Messages
2,680
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?"
@Trollkitten : I wasn’t thinking about Totems, but, I think, as a whole, Totem Battles are harder than Gym Battles—because they’re not fair! Two Pokemon versus one? Where’s my just-in-time back-up!? D:< (Looking at you, Barry at Spear Pillar.)

@Empty Sun : Wait, seriously!? What kind of “gunk” is Delibird shooting, coal!? 🤔

@Green Tea : The Swinub line is underrated, I feel. Like, I know the Sneasel line is a more consistent counter for Cynthia’s Garchomp (Gotta go fast!), but the Swinub line also has ice STAB and an immunity. If only Pokemon’s shiny system worked like Coromon’s… >_>

@antingaround : *takes notes about Tangela*

@RubyClaw : My memes in this run are a source of pride, so I’m glad you like them! ^^ oh boy gee whiz thanks
AOTD: I think Clair is a real contender. Obviously, with psychic types being broken in gen 1, Sabrina is also in the conversation, but considering all versions of a particular Gym LeaderI, I think the dragon type Gym Leaders are more of a threat. I single out Clair among them because Johto doesn't give you a ton of options against them (i.e: no reusable TMs and no pre-E4 Move Tutors). I will also give a shoutout to normal type Gym Leaders. Norman, if you don't know how to work around Truant, is devastating. Same goes for Lenora and Retaliate. Cheren, in B2W2, is also one of the hardest first Gym Leaders.

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Do I look like "a run-of-the-mill trainer" to you?
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But we are blessed by the fire god. 🔥 💋 🔥

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And, as it would appear, the ice god too. 🧊 💋 🧊

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I was 100% prepared for this guy not to use a dragon type Pokemon. Touché, game.

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._.

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You were so close… You had two Dratini. Why not give him a third? You had no problem giving the Champion three Dragonite—and it could have been a bit of fun foreshadowing!

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bUt My UNCLe woRKs aT tHe PokEmOn LeAGUe

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Not anymore.

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Strong… flying type Pokemon? *glares at Lance*

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Even that lit background can't save you. 😔

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Ace Trainer Fran said she trains with Clair, but, as you can see, the student has become the master. 😌 *shoves away team composition of one (1) Seadra*
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Goombario as a required lead gives me the chance to set up Reflect (for Gyarados) and Light Screen (for Kingdra)

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I'm going to give Goombario the BrightPowder, in case I need to switch him in. Man, I wish I could get more than one BrightPowder. 😤

Beyond that, Watt is great for Gyarados (obviously), but Thunder Waving the Kingdra could also be useful. 🤔

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While I lack any users of dragon type moves to hit Kingdra for super effective damage, I think a Metronome-boosted Ice Fang can do the trick.

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Turn 1: Goombario VS Gyarados
Reflect!
Dragon Rage!
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Do you… not have Ice Fang???

Turn 2: Goombario VS Gyarados
Switch to Watt!
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Dragon Rage!
Dragon type move= dragon type Pokemon??? Please, ma'am, this is gen 4. 😒

Turn 3: Watt VS Gyarados
Dragon Rage!
Thunderbolt OHKO!
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Turn 4: Watt VS Kingdra
Already!? 😱
Switch to Goombario!
All you need to do is survive an incoming crit, sweetie…
Hydro Pump!
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…Oh. OH WAIT, YOU’RE A MEGANIUM, THERE'S NO WAY YOU'RE FASTER!

Turn 5: Goombario VS Kingdra
Moomoo Milk!
Dragon Pulse!
That was absolutely the right call. :x

Turn 6: Goombario VS Kingdra
Dragon Pulse!
.
.
.
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Light Screen!
YAS KING! 😍

Turn 7: Goombario VS Kingdra
Switch to Fracktail!
Dragon Pulse!
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Much better. 😌

Turn 8: Fracktail VS Kingdra
Smokescreen!
The disrespect! D:<
Ice Fang!
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Which is amazing because, well, it doesn't look like Ice Fang is actually doing the trick. :ohdear:

Turn 9: Fracktail VS Kingdra
Immediate thaw! D:<
Smokescreen!
Ice Fang! Miss!

Turn 10: Fracktail VS Kingdra
Oh no, my accuracy is in the dumpster. But Fracktail resists water and has the best special defense of the team.
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Smokescreen!
Aqua Tail! Miss!
Light Screen wears off…

Turn 11: Fracktail VS Kingdra
I don't think it's safe to try to get another Light Screen up… It's probably more worthwhile to try to PP stall Hydro Pump…
Clair switches to Dragonair!?
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But Ice Fang misses…
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Turn 12: Fracktail VS Dragonair
No, I think this is actually perfect.
Switch to Ms. Mowz!
Thunder Wave!
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Turn 13: Ms. Mowz VS Dragonair
Lucky turn 13, baby! I predicted the status move!
Dragon Pulse!
Strength!
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Turn 14: Ms. Mowz VS Kingdra
No. ❤️
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Switch to Fracktail!
Hydro Pump!

Turn 15: Fracktail VS Kingdra
Dragon Pulse!
Ice Fang!
Sitrus Berry proc!

Turn 16: Fracktail VS Kingdra
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You know, if I were doing a hardcore nuzlocke (no healing in battle), I would be screwed. But I'm not!
Moomoo Milk!
Dragon Pulse!

Turn 17: Fracktail VS Kingdra
Dragon Pulse!
Ice Fang!
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In hindsight, Metronome was a terrible choice of item. >_> I should have used NeverMeltIce.

Turn 18: Fracktail VS Kingdra
Moomoo Milk!
Dragon Pulse!

Turn 19: Fracktail VS Kingdra
Dragon Pulse!
Ice Fang! Miss!

Turn 20: Fracktail VS Kingdra
Moomoo Milk!
Dragon Pulse!

Turn 21: Fracktail VS Kingdra
Hyper Beam! Crit!
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Oop. :x

Turn 22: Watt VS Kingdra
Recharge!
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Thunderbolt! KO!

Turn 23: Watt VS Dragonair
Moomoo Milk!
Dragon Pulse!

Turn 24: Watt VS Dragonair
Dragon Pulse!
Thunderbolt!

Turn 25: Watt VS Dragonair
Dragon Pulse!
Thunderbolt! KO!
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*looks at Ice Fang miss counter* (For those of you keeping track at home, the 95% accurate Ice Fang missed three times in this battle. Thanks, SmokeScreen….) Yeah, I definitely want a different ice type move for Lance. ._.

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*flops Gyarados corpse onto Clair and storms off*

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Maybe Zess T. would have replaced Fracktail on the team anyway, but, damn, who am I gonna ride now? …That sounds wrong.

Welp, it's the final countdown now, so maybe I can make a League lineup.

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Twink the Flareon: the figurehead, possessed of strong fire STAB. (Yes, Flareon’s physical attack is better, but its special attack isn’t bad!)

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Watt the Ampharos: important electric coverage, spreading status (paralysis is important for a slow team like mine), add Power Gem later as rock backup.

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Ms. Mowz the Raticate: fast physical attacker. (And Super Fang is a good wallbreaker.)

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Zess T. the (future) Mamoswine: ice STAB (both priority and not), can swap between Reflect and Light Screen user because those TMs are purchasable in this game.

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Kinopio the (future) Poliwrath: may be stuck with a shit moveset, but I mostly need him for overworld traversal anyway.

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Cragley the Golem: emergency boom, physical tank.

Attack and defensive EVs for Zess T.= training on Route 42 (west of Mahogany Town) on Goldeen and Seaking for attack and Mt. Mortar for Geodude for defense and Route 40 for Tentacool for special defense.

Special Attack and defensive EVs for Kinopio= Route 43 for Mareep and Flaaffy and Mt. Mortar for Geodude for defense and Route 40 for Tentacool for special defense.
Not gonna go through all the moves I say no to, since I shared my final moveset plans. Although I will share that Ice Shard can only be learned by Swinub (at level 28) in HGSS! Beware, HGSS players looking for an ice type!

And I'll tell you the state of Kinopio's moveset because it directly interacts with his lorerule.

In Chapter 12, we determined that Surf can be deleted.

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Whirlpool can also be deleted. (Remember that 1 means yes, and 2 means no!)
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I will say that I grabbed Body Slam while I was grinding, and, uh, I can't get rid of it. :x

*one Pokeathlon grinding later*
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(Fun Fact: The Wednesday prizes include both Water Stones and Heart Scales! 8D)

Rock Smash…. I will not teach until I need to. :ohdear:

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But, uh, it wasn't Kinopio's moveset that gave me a problem.
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It's Zess T.'s. Zess T. can't learn Avalanche.

Ice Shard still works, fortunately. But I made a pivot: Why not use Hail (on Zess T or Kinopio) and Blizzard (on probably both of them)? 🤔Both, because Blizzard, too, is purchasable.

Sounds like a plan! Zess T. is so excited about it she’s evolved twice!

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*looks in bag* Uh… I don't have Rock Smash. 😰

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Haha yes so relatable…

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Wrong stone. ._.

Zess T. and Kinopio do not have their final movesets yet. I'm not risking getting stuck with Hail before the League (or, you know, in case my one TM ends up going to a Pokemon that dies). Blizzard, however, is also reputable, so take it now, Zess T.! Also, I'm not sure if I want Rock Smash or Blizzard on Zess T. yet….

Why no Hail on Mamoswine? Because Mamoswine has access to dual screens, which is a unique property on this team.

As a celebration for figuring this out, let’s finally fully evolve Kinopio! ^^
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Grinding playlist highlight:


I’m very into Civilization 6 right now, but it is not a game that explains itself well. (Think, like, a 6-hour tutorial that goes at a snail’s pace.) So it’s up to the fanbase to come to newbies’ rescues! 😤

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…Irwin's soul:
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Watch out, world. 😎

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YOU ARE PART OF THE WORLD, BLACKTHORN FISH! ✨

I guess you're our encounter for the city, actually. *shrug* But I, like, already have a Gyarados back-up? And it's not even like you can roll a different lorerule than a Pokemon I've trained or is in the reserves. So…

Phew. We got away safely.

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I DON'T NEED CLAIR'S PERMISSION TO RUN FROM A MAGIKARP! D:<

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And I don't need your permission to kick your ass!
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Or steal your beard, apparently.

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No. I do not want to use Whirlpool!

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It's the same visual effect as using Waterfall. Why can't Waterfall go through whirlpools too!? D:<

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And she's the reason why I have this handful.
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Ha, confirmed: Clair uses cheating. (I mean, hopefully not violence or something. >_>)

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But I'm a good noodle so I get this good noodle! :3

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Dragon's Den= Hooktail the Dratini: Symbol of Imperial Authority.

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This proud Pokemon demands to be the figurehead of your party. It must be the first on your team whenever you battle Gym Leaders, the Champion, or your Rival. Can’t have two pokemon with this rule in your party. It is considered Royal.
While the figurehead slot is heavily contested, I won't object to a fairly innocuous lorerule like this.

Would I Use This Pokemon?
Yes.

We're heading into a different type of den next time…
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Art link here~

Lance:
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THERE’S ONLY ONE DRAGON IN THE PICTURE, LANCE!

QOTD: In the theme of the title of this chapter… Do you play Dungeons & Dragons (or another tabletop role-playing game)? If so, tell me about your current character! If not, tell me about what kind of character (class, personality, backstory whatever you have) you would like to play!
 
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Trollkitten

Kitten of Lore
Artist
Writer
Team Delta
Pokédex No.
208
Caught
Jun 30, 2019
Messages
3,042
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. Loves music, worldbuilding, anthropomorphism, horrible puns, and Masquerain.
I used to roleplay with a group of friends online, and my characters included an ex-criminal mastermind who was trying to turn legit but had already pissed off the entire planet and had a sizable number of people that wanted him dead; an AI created by said ex-criminal mastermind who was glitched out and was a decent, well-intentioned, but rather ditzy guy; an ancient digitally created hard-light dragon deity that had been screwed over by Dark Powers and now thought it was the AI's 'brother;' and a deeply traumatized private investigator/secret society member/professional chef that said dragon had saved the life of from said Dark Powers and now they were BFFs.

Weirdest Pokemon AU I've ever been a part of.
 

Green Tea

Conqueror of the Violet Gym
Screenshotter
Pokédex No.
5195
Caught
Jan 15, 2022
Messages
195
Location
England
Nature
Sassy
Pronouns
She/her
Pokémon Type
  1. Dark
  2. Poison
Pokédex Entry
Considered bitter by many.
Fracktail... you deserved better. Clair keeps up her reputation is a life-ender, but at least not a run-ender. Zess T. is a worthy replacement, but, eh, Kinopio's moveset is poor. He's good for getting around, but not a lot else... maybe raising a dragon of your own is the solution? Sure, it's a lot of grinding, but you're doing that already (it is Johto, after all).

It's been a while since I last played D&D, but I am hoping to get back into it this year. We'll see.

Anyway, my last character was an elven rogue in 5E. She'd been aboard a travelling ship with her parents, but it had sunk and most of the crew/passengers had gone with it. She had been saved by one of the sailors, and he brought her back to his home port with him once they were rescued, where she fell in with a bit of a bad crowd and learned to pick locks and so on. She was handy with a shortbow and had high elf ancestry, and had the message spell. She was perhaps a bit ordinary, being a fairly typical rogue, but she was a fun character. Having the alert feat combined with trance (so she never stopped being conscious) made her the perfect night watchman for the group. She was chaotic neutral, and despite having good charisma, she was painfully blunt and cursed like a sailor... she ruffled a few feathers, to say the least.
 

RubyClaw

Challenge Seeker, Completionist and Rule Designer
🌱Featurer
Writer
Screenshotter
Team Omega
Pokédex No.
22
Caught
Jun 9, 2019
Messages
2,678
Location
Kanto Route 1, 1% encounter rate (Israel)
Nature
Calm
Pronouns
He/Him
Pokémon Type
  1. Fire
  2. Psychic
A salute to Fracktail, what a beast! Clair gave you such a hard time and your contribution was valuable. Congratulations for beating her with only 1 death! As you said she can be a total nightmare in Hardcore Nuzlockes.

Civ 4 was one of my all time favorite games, I never really liked Civ 5. I heard good things about Civ 6 but when it comes to grand strategy games I'm far more into Paradox games like CK3 these days.

I used to play D&D a lot (and other homebrews I made) for many-many years, especially when I was younger, but it has been ages since I last played (perhaps one day under the right circumstances, who knows). I was almost always the DM though, so I enjoyed playing many different characters in a sense. The few times I did play as a player I was usually either a very paragon noble Paladin who went by a very strict code of honor no matter what, or a "mind my own business but actually the mastermind behind the party" Wizard who was using his spare time to study the lore of the land (surprise surprise).
 

JavierE64

Masks are so 2016!!! But don´t forget to wear one
Writer
Team Alpha
Pokédex No.
310
Caught
Jul 1, 2019
Messages
945
Location
Perú
Nature
Modest
Pronouns
He/Him
Pokémon Type
  1. Grass
  2. Water
Pokédex Entry
The Master of both Light and Darkness; who loves the Violent and Dramatic, and the Fun and Adorable.
RIP Fracktail, may the force be with you.
 

Spectacles

Rule Maker
Team Alpha
Pokédex No.
139
Caught
Jun 24, 2019
Messages
929
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
Do you play Dungeons & Dragons
D&D is one of those things I have managed to deliberately avoid because I know I would love it and it would take over my already limited free time. But I'm sure I won't be able to resist forever.
Another A+ meme
Light Screen!
YAS KING! 😍
I love Light Screen and defensive strats!
Hyper Beam! Crit!
NOOOOO
(For those of you keeping track at home, the 95% accurate Ice Fang missed three times in this battle.
LAME AF I HATE RANDOM CHANCE
*flops Gyarados corpse onto Clair and storms off*
Although this mental image is hilarious
Dragon's Den= Hooktail the Dratini: Symbol of Imperial Authority.
Aw Hooktail! It all comes full circle in a very poetic way.
 

Empty Sun

that's right, buttholes
Artist
Pokédex No.
566
Caught
Jul 22, 2019
Messages
950
Location
The Moon
Nature
Impish
Pokémon Type
  1. Normal
  2. ???
Pokédex Entry
It might eat you. It might your relatives.
mf really let his gyarados die lmaoooo (im sorry)
clair having a non-dragon? wait till you see lance's three whole non-dragons (and three dragonites i guess)
not a fan of champion "bad touch" lance. put your hands in your pocket
 

Skarmizard

Metal dragon bird/Smash ‘locker
Writer
Screenshotter
Pokédex No.
1002
Caught
Nov 12, 2019
Messages
2,798
Location
Texas
Nature
Quiet
Pronouns
he/him
Pokémon Type
  1. Dark
  2. Dragon
  3. Steel
Pokédex Entry
This Skarmory/Charizard fusion is very rare and tends to be quiet and shy until befriended. Also writes and is a huge fan of Smash Bros.
Swinub with essentially no rule? Lucky! Although I have no idea if you can get Mamoswine before the league...I want to say you can, but even if not, Piloswine could still be good.
*reads 22*
Nevermind :v:
Gonna pick one hardest fight per region:
Kanto: Sabrina. Gen 1 Psychic was busted, and she's still really tough in FRLG, although you can at least give something Shadow Ball.
Johto: Clair, but mainly in HGSS. There's just nothing good against Kingdra, and even if you somehow had an Empoleon or something, it still gets 3x damage from crits.
Hoenn: the twins in Emerald because they have a brutal strategy, otherwise...maybe Wattson? None of them really stick out in particular, so I'll just say him since there's no available Ground-types (I refuse to use Mudkip.)
Sinnoh: A lot of choices here: Fantina in Platinum since there aren't any real counters at that point, Distortion World Cyrus has an insane team, and of course Cynthia.
Unova: Clay's Excadrill, BW2 Cheren because there's only one available Fighting-type which is ludicrously rare, and Ghetsis.
Kalos: none lmao
Alola: screw Totem Mimikyu-an omniboost on top of a busted ability is just ridiculous. I think I'd say it as my overall hardest. Haven't played the Ultras, but I've heard ridiculous things about Ultra Necrozma.
Galar: either Raihan's gym fight or Leon. There isn't much challenge in SwSh, but when it wants to it can get tough.
I forgot how silly some of Clair's gym trainers' rosters are ._.
Fracktail nooooo :crying:
Stupid Sniper crits 😠
I like the team plan, although yeesh with that moveset Kinopio is pretty much dead weight...
 
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Bowser's Family Vacation

Bowser's Family Vacation

Johto League Champion
Writer
Team Delta
Pokédex No.
301
Caught
Jul 1, 2019
Messages
2,680
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?"
@Trollkitten : Gotta love when the world makes your redemption arc hard. :P

@Green Tea : I was level 40, instead of level 41 (oops), but I don’t think that would have made a difference. Sniper crits are brutal. 😭 Kinopio’s moveset does suck, but that’s what happens sometimes in these HM-heavy games (gen 4 Johto and Sinnoh alike are the most guilty of this, I find). I think I’ve managed to quarantine the worst moves on one Pokemon, though, and, regardless of moves, Kinopio’s ability is Water Absorb, making him a useful defensive pivot. (Which would have been useful for Clair, but, unfortunately, Water Absorb doesn’t help against Dragon Pulse or Hyper Beam, never mind a critical hit on one of those moves…) I wish you luck in your grand return to D&D! 👀 Hey, tropes exist for a reason! I find the best D&D characters aren’t necessarily wild concepts but those who interact well with other characters (both the party and NPCs). And it seems like your rogue did that! :D

@RubyClaw : This is the perfect time to share Fracktail’s battle theme. What a bop. 😤 I took a chance on Civ 6 because I saw it was, like, 70% off. I’m a sucker for sales. Lorelocke Wizard confirmed? 👀

@JavierE64 : “There's always a bigger fish.” —Qui-Gon Jinn, The Phantom Menace (Seriously, I have many potential Gyarados encounters, but using a Pokemon species I’ve used before with a lorerule I’ve used on that species before is so… unfun.)

@Spectacles : Come to the dark side!!! 👿 I can’t go too specific with Game of Thrones memes unlike with memes referencing existentialist plays because I’ve neither watched nor read Game of Thrones! XD I was saving a -tail name for someone special. Gloomtail: the first death of the run. Fracktail: the most recent death of the run. Hooktail: the… most recent catch of the run.

@Empty Sun : But the future’s in the palm of his hand. 🥺

@Skarmizard : You are all hating on Kinopio, but watch and learn! 😤 I have… ✨ a strategy ✨ .
AOTD: The current campaign I'm in is a space western. 🌌🤠 (Reskinned D&D 5e with an added food and water system.) I've brought a robot (Warforged) druid to the table. My intial plan for the character was to have a wise, sage, distant personality, but, uh, my dice said "no you suck at everything" and one of my fellow players brought a hot robot (a Blood Hunter 👀) to the table, so I decided, no, I'm playing someone who has big feelings and gets them fast. It's been fun to play a character who is more willing to let others take the lead for a change! (Fun Fact: My first grad school project has been about outlining the value of an instructional activity comparing concepts of educational psychology to components of Dungeons & Dragons.)

Ah, but before we can fight a *clears throat* NOT DRAGON… (Kanto and Johto both have no dragon Legendary Pokemon, but that doesn't happen again until, like, Alola and Galar, right? Wait, Eternatus is a thing. >_> With that pattern in mind, I feel like gen 9 will have at least one dragon type Legendary.) These dancers need to judge my worthiness with their cats. Dogs? Foxes? 🤔 I go back and forth with how I depict the Eeveelutions myself.

But one thing I am sure about is that I do dance!



Dance Battle Round 1: Ms. Mowz VS Umbreon
Turn 1:
Super Fang!
Confuse Ray!
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Don't let this screenshot fool you. For most Pokemon, Umbreon is a tough nut to crack.

Turn 2:
😵Strength!
Dark Pulse!
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See? Even a STAB, Silk Scarf Strength from half HP isn't enough!

Turn 3:
Strength! KO!

Dance Battle Round 2: Ms. Mowz VS Espeon
Turn 1:
Crunch!
Psychic! KO!
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I did outspeed, but I thought I could OHKO…

Turn 2:
Ice Shard! KO!
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Dance Battle Round 3: Twink VS Flareon
Turn 1:
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Despite the potential fun of Flash Fire VS Flash Fire, let's… not. ._.
Switch to Kinopio!
Quick Attack!

Turn 2:
Surf!
Will-O-Wisp!
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Aw, really!? No OHKOs for me today… :c

Turn 3:
Surf! KO!

Dance Battle Round 4: Twink VS Jolteon
Turn 1:
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I know you're raring to go, but this isn't a matchup for you either…
Switch to Cragley!
Double Team!
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pls stop

Turn 2:
Double Team!
Earthquake! KO!
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FINALLY! AN OHKO! And Cragley wasn't affected by +4 evasion at all. 😎

Dance Battle Round 5: Twink VS Vaporeon
Turn 1:
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Switch to Watt!
Surf!

Turn 2:
Surf!
Thunderbolt! Crit! OHKO!
Double vengeance! 😡
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Never forget that your rival is not joking when he says these battles are hard. All of the Eeveelutions are at LEVEL 38! 🤯And in some rulesets, the back-to-back battles are a deadly combination…

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Huh, I never noticed this backhanded compliment before. :0

Despite Sticker Star’s belief in us, it still was deadly for us…

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You went out swinging, queen…
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As for where I got that video from… Yeah, there truly is a Mario spin-off for everything. >_>

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And, oh my God, there is wild Pokemon NPC dialogue about everything. 😳

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We stan a golden years lesbian awakening, though! ❤️🧡🤍💗💜

(Also, I took these screenshots before getting the Master Ball from Elm. I didn't realize it was an event trigger. Poor Tubba Blub is gonna be so tired! Although it’s not the most illogical event trigger: Maybe the Kimono Girls only thought you could catch the Big Bird™—Flamin' Hot or Cool Ranch flavor—with the Master Ball? Or that, huh, this authority figure thinks you're responsible enough for the Master Ball, so let's see if we agree.)

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My sister in NOT DRAGON, I need to do HGSS grinding.

I mean, realistically, Ms. Mowz was not that good. But this isn't a fangame or hack. A Raticate can make it. 🥺

I know @Green Tea mentioned raising Dratini, but I'm not sure. Ms. Mowz leaves two big holes behind: speed (105) versus the next fastest team member (which is Poliwrath, apparently, with 88 speed) and being a good answer into Will. OK, as the first member of the Elite Four, poor Will is gonna have a bad time, but the speed question is actually very relevant.

So the question is this: Do I have a fast Pokemon with good types into the Elite Four with a lorerule I can work around?

Candidate 1 is Tubba Blub the Crobat.
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(+) Fast
(-) Underwhelming E4 typing
(-) Lorerule requiring him to kill two enemy Pokemon before he can switch out will get him killed in certain battles

Candidate 2 is Bow the Gastly.
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(+) Fast
(+) Better E4 typing
(+) Good coverage moves
(-) Although not ice type coverage moves
(-) My ability to access Gengar is so limited right now (as in, if I want Gengar, this run could end, like, next year)

Candidate 3 is Kent C. the Tauros.
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(+) Fast
(+) Normal STAB
(+) Lore rule has no effect on combat
(+) Intimidate
(+) Good coverage moves
(+) Including ice coverage
(-) But on a pretty bad attacking stat
(?) Back-up user of both Surf and Whirlpool if need be

Candidate 4 is Hooktail the Dratini.
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(-) Not as fast as the other candidates
(+) Great typing (Who has ice coverage in the E4? …Other than Lance. >_>)
(+) Agility access
(++) DRAGON DANCE ACCESS
(+++) irony
(+) ExtremeSpeed
(+) Plus Attack nature
(-) Long grind
(-) Can't use Twink if I use Hooktail

And after looking at the candidates…
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OK, you win.

Sorry, Twink, but at least I can easily slot back in Bobby for fire type coverage, special walling, and maybe even some Serene Grace shenanigans? 👉 👈

And I picked this choice mostly because I've never actually used this line before. (And can you blame me? How many games can you access the Dratini line? And they all put Dratini in the late game.)

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How about Dragon Dance (or ExtremeSpeed) / Dragon Rush / Fly / Ice Beam as a set? I considered going full physical (with Thunder Punch instead of Ice Beam), but Dragonite doesn't need to and Ice Beam is much better coverage for the E4 than Thunder Punch.

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I will share, though, that I savescummed on "Sunday" to get TM Dragon Claw.

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And that to farm berries (via Shards) and Heart Scales, I taught Rock Smash to Kinopio, which…
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can be forgotten! Which is something to consider. 🤔

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But Poliwrath can't learn Drain Punch, and Brick Break is post-game only, so I may keep it.

Once again, not going through all the moves I said no to since I shared my final plans. Also, I don't feel like sharing where I trained is necessary? Although I will say I'm trying for speed and attacking stats.

At the end of it, I did four (4) different sets of grinding.

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Grinding for (Red) Shards to get Leppa Berries to plant (I could have gotten some Heart Scales, but I got none 😒 😔)...
Grinding in the Pokeathlon….
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Soft-resetting for TM Dragon Claw….
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Although maybe Hooktail would be better served by using Dragon Rush and Blizzard with the Wide Lens? 🤔 Options can't hurt, though.

And, of course, the typical snail's-pacing level/EV grinding of HGSS.
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And I had to do it with a Dratini with, like, no moves until level 30.

If you're worried about my sanity, I did indeed decide to not grind out Voltorb Flip. 😌

Grinding playlist highlight:
If you want to get a sense of my struggle…



(In all seriousness, I love reviews and long vids and the Spongebob series has a long, torrid history, ripe for reviewing.)

All while doing grad school summer classes. I'm taking a nuzlocke break after this run! (From doing them, not from reading them, don't you worry. :3)

So if this episode took a long time to come out… That's healthy.

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Thank you, Irwin. 🥺

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The Whirl Islands requires HM Whirlpool and has a Flash section. Truly a den of evil. 😤

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Oh, wait. And it requires Strength? So does Victory Road… Uh… *slaps Strength on Ampharos* I can grind out more Heart Scales later!!!

PSA: If you're having trouble navigating the Whirl Islands, only go into the top-right island.

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Here they are!

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And you may need this because, uh, the Flash section is right when you enter. 😓

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For some reason, the bottom floors of the Whirl Islands are the brightest!?

It's like the opposite of Minecraft… >_>

So what's going on here!? Does Lugia have godly thighs that emit light or something?

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Listen, I know Ampharos is ugly, but don't call Watt a "thing"! D:<

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I guess it's not godly thighs but godly feathers. :0 (Maybe the godly power of feathers is why Lance is a flying type master.)

Well, he won't get his hands on these!

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Because this Seel is protecting Lugia!

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4) Unicorn Ancestry said:
This pokemon is a gentle and shy creature that will only trust a pure heart maiden. Can only stay in battle for 3 consecutive turns and then must be switched out if possible - cancel this effect if there is a pokemon in your party which is a female Normal/Fairy/Psychic type, or a Royal pokemon. Can't use Poison, Dark, or Ghost type moves.
Considering how many Symbols of Imperial Authority I have (3!!!), I have no shortage of Royal Pokemon. Ms. Mowz was a pure-hearted maiden. 🥺
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Would I Use This Pokemon?
Yes (preferred lorerule, since I don't have access to Fingers/Chosen of Sedna).

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…Yoink.

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Whirl Islands B2F= T. Ode the Seel: Unicorn Ancestry.

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He sunk his ship, as I imagine many sailing near the Whirl Islands do, and toads are so unique, like unicorns (and Seel's name and design)! 🤪

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What? That Seel came to me!

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Admittedly, this is a super cool sequence. I wonder if GameFreak has the capability to do it justice in 3D yet. 🤔Or the Reshiram/Zekrom reawakening sequence in BW, which will probably be remastered in 3D first. 😰

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Well, they haven't gotten a Master Ball before.

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I see Lugia is a fan of the 2D aesthetic. 😤 Or, uh, paper puns, since the Paper Mario games haven't been 2D since (partially) Super Paper Mario. Or 100% 2D ever.

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3) The Abandoned Orphan Bird said:
This avian pokemon was abandoned to live underwater by its mother and seeks vengeance upon those who are loved. Kill every pokemon you own (box and party) with a “Chosen” rule, every pokemon that evolved thanks to Happiness, and your Starter. Must know a Ghost or Dark type move.

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they used hydro pump THEN rain dance lol

Kimono Girls:
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Heh… Let’s just…



Um… I can't come out the way I came.
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QOTD: We're all Pokemon fans here, (I mean, I would assume…) but how do we feel about the rest of the monster-taming genre? Have you played other monster-taming games? What is your favorite monster-taming game (other than Pokemon)?
 
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Trollkitten

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Autistic writer who starts more things than she finishes. Loves music, worldbuilding, anthropomorphism, horrible puns, and Masquerain.
Wow, that Lugia's lore rule is... evil. Really, truly evil.

I don't really play any monster-taming games outside of Pokemon, but I am looking forward to the eventual release of Project Animon: Another Story, which is a recently announced original IP monster-taming game produced by the creators of the fangame Pokemon Xenoverse. Considering that Xenoverse is widely regarded as the most polished Pokemon fangame out there, I eagerly anticipate seeing what the team does with an original IP.
 

Green Tea

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Considered bitter by many.
Mrs. Mowz!

Another poor raticate, taken before its time. She may not have been spectacular, but she served a role and did it well. R.I.P.

Welcome to the team, Hooktail. I trust that they will serve you well.

I've never read the full set of lore rules, only what I see people mentioning in their runs, but that lugia rule is just awful. You have to discard a lot of other pokémon, just for an over-sized turkey with confused typing. Not capturing it was a bit of a no-brainer.

Outside of Pokémon, the closest I have come are tamagotchi and the chao from Sonic Adventure. I feel like they're rather different!
 

RubyClaw

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@Green Tea - Yeah, I like giving relatively bad lorerules to legendary pokemon so in case people allow them in their runs they'll have to think twice about using them instead of making them a no-brainer addition. Also, I'm evil 😈

It took me an embarrassingly long moment to realize I didn't skip an update and you weren't fighting Karen already, rather these are the Kimono Girls (the thing that reading Nuzlockes early in the morning does to you).

Ms. Mowz... You were so brave, such pure heart...
Admittedly, this is a super cool sequence. I wonder if GameFreak has the capability to do it justice in 3D yet. 🤔Or the Reshiram/Zekrom reawakening sequence in BW, which will probably be remastered in 3D first. 😰
I agree, and they totally can, though one can hope they WILL do it (BDSP was cute and all, but this time no Chibis ok?).

Your team looks great, the end is near!

I don't think I ever played another monster taming game (yet). Not that I recall anyway. But many of them are on my wish-list and I do plan on one day giving them a try. I do like games that share some of these themes like Niche and Spore, but that's not really the same thing I guess.
 

SayleeK

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Poor Fracktail... Clair never goes down without her pound of flesh. Or several tons, in a Gyarados' case. But Zess T is a pretty damn good replacement!

I used to like playing Clerics or Wizards when I played Pathfinder with my mates... my favourite child was Gem, a half-orc Wizard who wanted to travel, read and learn as much as she could to bring back and teach her people through storytelling. She was my beloved muscle wizard, who was pretty non-confrontational because she didn't like playing into stereotypes but would happily wreck house when called to it, and I'd like to play her again sometime. Currently I'm playing Destiny II with some friends. I picked Ifan ben-Mezd for the chance to get a Soul Wolf (puppy!!!) and I'm building him as a rogue of sorts, with a lot of thievery, double knives and fire magic. It's a video game, but clearly running DnD mechanics, and it's a good time. We call ourselves the Crime Scene Instigators, and our creed is that All Magisters Are Bastards.
 

Empty Sun

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It might eat you. It might your relatives.
sticker star believes in you when no one else will
i wasnt fully coherent so one i saw the "ode" in t. ode i had live a live flavored ptsd
lmao killed the stupid fuckin hand bird and have to go all the way back around lmao
 

Spectacles

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It hides deep inside caves where no light ever reaches it and remains virtually motionless there. ~Pokemon Crystal, entry #52
These dancers need to judge my worthiness with their cats. Dogs? Foxes? 🤔
Espeon is a cat and the rest are fox-dogs to me. Except Sylveon who is a bunny dog.
I did outspeed, but I thought I could OHKO…
Oh noooo!!! We lost a good one...
Candidate 4 is Hooktail the Dratini.
Oooh I was hoping it would be Hooktail. Mainly because of how cute she looked with Hooktail's details photoshopped on her.
And, of course, the typical snail's-pacing level/EV grinding of HGSS.
UGH TRUE. I've all but eliminated these older games from my life except through emulator because of how slow grinding is.
Admittedly, this is a super cool sequence. I wonder if GameFreak has the capability to do it justice in 3D yet.
I would honestly love a remake of this game if they made the grinding easier. Although I would like it without the Chibi sprites...
they used hydro pump THEN rain dance lol
Oof Watt has no chill.
 

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