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 No.6114[Last 50 Posts]

I will travel across the land.

Emily was facing off with Ivan. Everyone else was in Autumn Glen. Except Hannah: she's on the East Road outside of Covalent with the ghosties.


I don't even remember what I was doing last…


That's why it's always handy to read the OP.


I did! But I don't remember what I was going to do.
How are my pokémon?


You probably got all healed up.


Alright! Be on the lookout for trainers then!

Roll #1 8 = 8


Right, I had just exited the pokecenter. Oswald and Lucas will be out of their balls, so they can get to know each other.
And I'll need Oswald's level and move list.


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You lock eyes with a psychic on the side of the road.


PSYCHIC REDSKULL wants to fight!

PSYCHIC REDSKULL sent out Duskull.

You're in charge, Clyde!


Damn! Return Clyde and send out Durian!


Right, so, let's have Lucas and Oswald introduce themselves to each other.
"Lucas, this is Oswald, a new friend. Oswald, this is Lucas, the pokemon I started my journey with."


Oswald makes chittering noises. Lucas shrugs.


It wasn't very effective.

Duskull L23 [▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓]

Durian L19 [▓▓▓▓▓▓▓░░░]


"Durian, use Rollout!"

Roll #1 10 = 10


Look impressed by his speech. "You really are smart Ivan. I am learning so much from this shrine already!" I say excited. "Of course I want to be with my pokemon forever, so I can understand that."


Ah, what the heck, I'll let the rest of the current group out.
"This is Helia, Cinder, Pillbug, and Fish. I hope you guys all get along well."


"Shadow Sneak!" It was a critical hit!

Rollout: A critical hit!

Duskull L23 [▓▓▓▓▓▓▓░░░]

Durian L19 [▓░░░░░░░░░]

"This is over! Your best wall is gone! Emma will be all too easy for me! You think Clyde will be able to stand more than two rounds of Psychic?"

Do you want to fight the shrine or go wander the town and play with your Pokes? The fight hasn't really 'started' so you can do whatever.

Fish flops about.

Pillbug slows little interest. Then again, you haven't had him very long.

Helia sniffs at Oswald, and Cinder smoulders on the grass.


"You haven't seen nothing yet! Durian, another rollout hit!"

Roll #1 6 = 6


"Shadow Sneak!"

Durian fainted. Use Next Pokemon?


"Sorry Durian…"
Send out Wilbur.

Roll #1 6 = 6


I'll pick up Fish, so he doesn't have to flop around in the dirt, and pet Pillbug a little.
"And there are a few more that are not here that I'm going to need to introduce you to, but I figure we can visit them on route 4 where the Poke Ranch is."


Maybe some bonding time will do me some good. feels like its been a while.



Duskull L23 [▓▓▓▓░░░░░░]

Wilbur L20 [▓▓▓▓▓░░░░░]

Oswald doffs his softcap and salutes. Er – you blink and he's back to wandering about. Fairies have an odd effect, don't they? Imaginations just run wild.

In that case.

"Maybe there's a little more you can learn from this town before we fight, then. I'll give you a little time to look around, first. Maybe it'll inspire you as to how to challenge this shrine."


"Good idea. I'll come back sooner than you expect, so be ready!" Say cheerfully as I head outside.


"Another Gust, Wilbur!"

Roll #1 3 = 3


I'll blink a few more times. Where would he even get a hat?
Well, I guess I'll let the others mingle a little longer, make sure they've all been patted and petted and been paid attention to.


The warm afternoon sun fills Autumn Glen. Children are wandering about, and Pokemon, too. Mostly fairies, of course: some shyly lingering in the tall grass, others playing in the sandbox and water features or perching on roofs.

Chris is here, with his team out.

Emily comes out of the nearby daycare center.

Lucas begrudgingly lets you pat him, even if he clearly isn't fond of it.

Fish squirms, clearly out of his environ.


A critical hit! Wilbur fainted.

"Four left! I predict next… Lyra!"


I frown and send out Lyra.
"Lyra, it's up to you now! Electro Ball!"

Roll #1 3 = 3


Hmm. Is there a small pool or something around? Kids like wading pools… '1d10'
And I'm glad Lucas is letting me pet him. I should throw in an nice ear scratch, to see how he likes that.

Roll #1 10 = 10


Lets play with Green a little bit, who knows how long she was cooped up in that ball after all.
Wave at you. "Hey, so they let you in after all. Great!"


"Hi. So how'd it go?"


"Oh, the shrine? I didn't battle yet, but I did tell them about what happened."


There are a couple of 'pools' near the daycare that go no deeper than eight inches.

He turns up his nose. He's quite independent.

"Shadow Sneak!"

Duskull L23 [▓▓░░░░░░░░]

Lyra L20 [▓▓░░░░░░░░]

You sent out Green. The odd, greenish Marill gives you a coy smile and tugs along at your skirt as you chat with Chris.


"That's probably why no one jumped me when I came back into town."
I'll chuckle a little.
"I know, you're a proud Pokemon. Anyway, let's get Fish into that wading pool there and we can splash around a little."


"Finish it Lyra! You're quicker! Electro Ball!"

Roll #1 2 = 2


Giggle a bit and pick her up.
"Probably! And what's this about a pool? Marill are water types, a pool would be a good thing!"
follow you.


"Well, Fish here is kind of a fish out of water, so I thought it'd be good for him to swim around a bit. And playing in the water wouldn't hurt anyone else… except maybe Cinder, but she can be on my shoulder for that.


It's not quite deep enough for Fish's liking, but it's better than flopping about. He settles into the shallows.

"You should know… Shadow Sneak is an increased priority move!"

Lyra fainted!

Use Next?

Green twists about in your arms, humming playfully.


"Energetic aren't you?" place her down in the water.
maybe I can find a ball to throw with her '1d10'

Roll #1 5 = 5


Better than nothing.
Let's see… Oswald's a bit shorter than eight inches, so I wonder if they keep little inflatable tubes around to float on? '1d10'

Roll #1 6 = 6


I shake my head and send out Clyde.
"Sand-Attack! Go Clyde!"

Roll #1 3 = 3


You spot a foam ball over in the sandbox

They have water wings for the "kids".


A critical hit!

Clyde fainted!

Use Next Pokemon?

"I told you! No chance! No chance at all!"


Make sure its unattended.. and then grab that ball and bring it back here.


Hmm. Not for Oswald, then. Well, I guess I'll just have to keep an eye on him, and hold him up myself. If he wants to, of course.
"Who else wants to play in the pool?"


Send out Miles.
"Miles, use Dig!"

Roll #1 3 = 3


You retrieve the ball and return to the pool.

Lucas finally reluctantly eases into the corner, sitting in it like a hot tub without the 'hot'.

Helia and Cinder stay far away, and Pillbug seems disinterested.


Duskull L23 [▓▓░░░░░░░░]

Miles L18 [▓▓░░░░░░░░]

"Buying yourself time to think? I came here to laugh at you while I win."



Duskull L23 [▓▓░░░░░░░░]

Miles L18 [▓▓░░░░░░░░]

"Buying yourself time to think? I came here to laugh at you while I win."


Well, he can't do anything while he's underground… all there is to do is wait.


"Shadow Sneak… it doesn't matter."

The attack missed!

Miles used Dig!

Duskull's Levitate!

Duskull L23 [▓▓░░░░░░░░]

Miles L18 [▓▓░░░░░░░░]


Well, I'll sit along the side with Lucas. If Oswald's jumping in, I'll make sure he doesn't sink.


Toss the ball toward green.



Roll #1 9 = 9


Oswald sits at the edge and splashes.

Lucas looks antsy. Like he wants to fight something.

Surprisingly, Green doesn't bat it back with her hand. She hits it back with her tail!

"Shadow Sneak!"

Miles fainted!

"That just leaves Emma. I told you Hannah – I've seen the future. You can't win."


"Give it time, Lucas. Relax, enjoy yourself for a little bit. I think you've more than earned a break by now."


I sigh and send out Emma.
"Go! Psywave!"

Roll #1 6 = 6


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The attack missed!

Psywave was super effective! Duskull fainted!

"I didn't foresee this!"

Got 800P for winning!

Clyde reached level 19.
Clyde reached level 20. Wants to learn Refresh.
Lyra reached level 21. Wants to learn Double Team.
Wilbur reached level 21.
Durian reached level 20.
Miles reached level 19. Wants to learn Fury Attack.
Emma reached level 21.

He still seems eager to fight.


Interesting. I suppose when you have a tail like that, it makes more sense than your arms.
"Hehe. You're really good at this." toss the ball again.
how are Chris's pokemon doing?


It has been a while since he got to take part in a battle… Maybe Emily might want to battle? Not for money or anything, but just to keep everyone in shape.
I'll cast a glance towards Emily.


No Refresh.
Forget Play Nice for Double Team.
No Fury Attack.
I laugh.
"Amazingly done, Emma! You did it! I can't believe it!"


She's playing with her shiny Marill.

She shoots you an irreverent look.

You suspect she has a Cheeky nature.

A couple of them want no part of the pool. Three of them seem pretty disconnected with him. Maybe new or underused Pokemon. The only one that seems attached at all is the Riolu. He looks too Proud to act all loving, but he's obviously bonded.

Green headbutts it back this time with a little smile.


"Your Riolu really likes you." I say to you. "Was he your starter?"
Smile at Riolu, that's pretty cute, I'm sure he'll bond with the others in time.
Toss the ball again, try to give it a spin '1d10'

Roll #1 1 = 1


I chuckle.
"You've done well, no matter what you think of me."
Return her to my ball. I need to heal my pokemon asap.


Your ball goes wide, hurtling hundreds of feet down the olympic pool you're treading water in. Marill shoots off, traveling at super-sonic speeds to blast across the enormous pool in time to catch it. She almost catches up with a huge Gyrados breaks free of the water and snaps the ball out of the air before diving back into the deeps.

You blink and you're back in reality. The ball flew out of the pool, and Marill is retrieving it from a bush. Fairies sure have a way of making your imagination run wild.

You're about halfway between Covalent and Fogmire… it might be difficult to make it safely to either one. Or you could go up to that nearby group of houses and see if there's anyone there who can help heal your Pokemon. You know napping on a bed can heal your team up.


That's right! Check the houses! What could possibly go wrong?


"Yep. He's been with me since the beginning. Cinder was my second pokemon, and she's been an important partner as well."


You push open the old cast-iron gate… there are a few different aging houses here. All of them are mansions, but they look abandoned. You see a sign that reads: Bosworth Estates.


Ooooo, spoooky~
Send out Emma again.
"Emma, if you sense any other ghosts, warn me, okay?"


Emma gives you a deadpan look as some Gastly flit about in the skies above.


"Aha! Well done!"
Let's try not to get wrecked and find a bed!

Roll #1 3 = 3


Laugh a bit and accept the ball when she gets here. "Thanks Green."
Nod. "My starter was Oddish, Solaire, he's a really nice pokemon. Venom my Venonat has also been really helpful, did you know bugs are super observant?"


You creep up to the main estates. The windows are oddly foggy, and you can't see in any of them…

There are five mansions here. Where should you start?


She bounces it to you playfully.


The closest entrance to where I am!

Roll #1 1 = 1


bounce it in return. Maybe I can notice if she is right or left handed '1d10'

Roll #1 4 = 4


"How do you mean?"
I'll look at Cinder and Pillbug.


You try the door: it's locked.

Four options left.

Right before it makes impact, she dives and returns the serve by kicking it with her upturned feet.


Cinder is cunning on a rock. Pillbug is slowly inching toward a nearby tree.


To the left then!

Roll #1 3 = 3


I'll watch Pillbug for a minute. Is… is he trying to be sneaky?


"Oh, Venom helped me find my way in dark, and she noticed a rare pokemon in a tree. She's got really sensitive senses! I think she can even notice things about people." Nod proudly.
"Whoa! What a move! You really do have a lot of energy!" toss it back again.


It's locked. You rub your sleeve on the window. It's too dark in there to see anything, except the glowing eyes staring at you, of course.

Roll perception.

Green returns the serve with a right-pawed punch.


"Well, Cinder glows in the dark, so she helps me like that."
I'll think for a moment.
"You know, I haven't been traveling with them outside their balls as much as I was planning to when I left home…"



Roll #1 4 = 4


You don't think so. Probably just lethargic.




Roll #1 10 = 10


He's not done anything, though… Ah well, maybe he's bored, like Lucas is?
Maybe a battle with Emily is in order…


You kick open the door. This whole room is empty, save for the barricades over all the doors to the other rooms and stairs blockaded by a couch. In the center of the room is a bed, tidily made.

How would I know? I'm just the narrator.


You're the voice in my head. I'll probably ask her soon. A friendly battle, not for money or anything.


Smile at her, making note of that. "Whew, I'm getting a little tired. But you're still full of energy aren't you Green?"
"Really.. Um.. hey do you know about TMs? I have a TM that lets you attack and switch to another pokemon, but I don't know exactly what to do with it..?"


I smile and plop down onto the bed for a nice rest.

Roll #1 8 = 8


"Not a lot, though I've got a few too. What TM is it?"


"Its called U-turn."


I'll bring out my pokedex to check its typing.


You make it sound like it's a date, when in truth you're practically already on one, you beta.

Albeit a playdate.

Green paddles around a little in circles, floating on the surface.

Do do dododo!

When you wake up you're in a different room, on the floor…



… Huh? Look around for an exit!

Roll #1 2 = 2


You're in a room that appears roughly like a bedroom if there was nothing in it, so finding a door isn't very hard, even though it's totally dark in here save for the light of the window.

You fiddle with the handle and open it up to a deserted hallway. Left or right?


"Well, since you've got bug type pokemon, all you have to do is load it up, and your pokemon can learn it. I've got a Luvdisc that I taught Scald to that way."


The same way I came in when I entered!

Roll #1 7 = 7


You're not in the same room you fell asleep in.


Lean back a moment and smile.
She really is full of energy. And so cute, that green color is really nice.
"I guess it would be better than tackle? But it seems tricky since it makes you switch."


I see.
Left then.

Roll #1 5 = 5


You know how little Pokemon are. They always get so much more serious when they grow up, it seems.

You take a moment to mentally visualize Vileplume, Dugtrio, Venomoth, Florges, Ninjask, and Azumarill.

Sawsbuck definitely seems more stern than little Deerling.

Sometimes I wonder if you read my replies, y'know!

The hall turns here. There are stairs to your right both up and down, and a room directly ahead.


"Well, it's a really situational type of move, I think. You can actually compare the basic 'attack' stats to moves your team already knows on your dex."
I'll bring it up on mine.
"See, here's where your team is, as I'm sure you already know, and you can view their vitals and everything, including the moves they know."
I'll pull up Lucas's data.
"And see, if you select one of the attacks that they know, it gives you a rundown on their relative strength and all that. So when it comes to teaching moves with TMs, it usually boils down to the question of whether or not the pokemon would do better with what you're teaching it, or what it already knows."


It is plausible that I was in the same room, but that the furniture disappeared!
Go direct ahead.

Roll #1 5 = 5


That would be a really tough looking team.
But then what Ivan said, about looks being not important. Maybe I should not think about them growing up but appreciating who they are.
look a bit dizzy at the sudden flow of information. "Wow, the pokedex can do all that? All I've done with mine is look up pokemon and use it as a phone."


"And that's really the most important thing it does. The other stuff is all just tactical data for people who worry about that."
I'll think for a minute.
"Say, how would you feel about a battle? Not for money or anything, but just to see if we're both ready for the shrine keeper."


You head into the next room. It's… full of dolls. There's a cracked mirror laying on the ground in the middle of the floor.



Well, if there's no way out, I'll just head back and up the stairs.

Roll #1 7 = 7


Nod slightly. "I think I want to try that TM first but sure."
boot up TM 89 U-turn and let out Venom, lets see if she can learn it.


"Alright, whenever you're ready."


It's extremely dark and hot up here. There are no windows: you can't see anything.

Booted up TM89. None of your Pokemon can learn U-Turn. However… Venonat and Ninjask can.




This doesn't look like the right way… I think I'll try down instead.

Roll #1 6 = 6


Aw.. okay.
"Looks like I can't use this just yet." Looks embarrassed. "They need to evolve first. But we can battle now if you want."


You head down two floors to a another landing. You can see the other houses out the window here: you must be on the second floor. You've got an uneasy feeling about this hallway, though…


"Alright, let me just get everyone ready."
Call everyone back to their balls, except Lucas.
"I'll lead with Lucas, if that's alright."


I-I-It's cool… Just walk straight and don't look behind me.

Roll #1 5 = 5


"You're leading with your starter? I will do the same then."
Send out Solaire.


Lucas L17

Solaire L20

You hear a thump behind you and make a beeline for the stairs down and out the door.

Well, mission accomplished: Pokemon healed.


"Alright, let's start this off strong! Use Force Palm!" '1d10'

Roll #1 1 = 1


"I hope you're ready! Solaire use acid" '1d10'

Roll #1 10 = 10


Ghosts are tough cookies!
Let out Emma from her ball.
"Hey there… you know, I thought I'd offer you the choice of freedom. You really saved our hide yesterday and… seeing how you don't seem very fond of me, I want to make sure we are on the same level. Do you want to be trained or do you want to be free?"


A critical hit! Lucas's defense fell!

Force Palm missed!

Lucas L17 [▓▓░░░░░░░░]

Solaire L20 [▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓]

She turns up her nose at you and prods at you to keep moving. As if to say, Who else do I have to harass so reliably?


Ow. Owwww.
"Sorry, Lucas, that was my fault. Come back, and go Cinder!"


I smile.
"Welcome to the team then! Let's head out and find someone to fight!"
Now… do we risk another ghost fight? I guess we can. Let's look for trainers.

Roll #1 8 = 8


"whoa, that was really strong. Get ready for the next one, try Sleep Powder" '1d10'

Roll #1 3 = 3


There are a couple trainers here. A hex maniac and a bird keeper.

But the attack missed!


"Alright, use Ember!" '1d10'

Roll #1 10 = 10


A bird Keeper? Ha! Put Durian as my frontmon and walk up to him!
"Let's battle!"


"Try another acid" '1d10'

Roll #1 4 = 4



Ember was a critical hit!!

Cinder L18 [▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓░░]

Solaire L20 [▓▓▓▓░░░░░░]

"I hope you're ready for a battle!"

BIRD KEEPER GEOFF wants to fight!

BIRD KEEPER GEOFF sent out Murkrow!


"You bet I am! Durian, use Rollout!"

Roll #1 1 = 1


"Mean Look!"

Durian can't switch out!

The Rollout missed!


"Again Durian! Take it down with Rollout!"

Roll #1 1 = 1


"Alright, you're doing great! Now, use leech life!" '1d10'

Roll #1 4 = 4


"Fire.. right.. The only thing to do is.. Sleep Powder!" '1d10'

Roll #1 6 = 6


Foe Murkrow used Perish Song! Oblivion awaits!

Rollout missed!

3 turns remain…

Cinder fell asleep! Cinder is fast asleep…

Cinder SLP [▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓░░]

Solaire L20 [▓▓▓▓░░░░░░]


"Alright, come on back. Go, Pillbug!"


"Okay, now use Absorb." '1d10'

Roll #1 5 = 5


"Again, Rollout! You can do it!"

Roll #1 1 = 1


It was INCREDIBLY ineffective!

Pillbug L13 [▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓░]

Solaire L20 [▓▓▓▓░░░░░░]


"Okay, Pillbug, use Poison Sting!" '1d10'

Roll #1 1 = 1


"Okay, bug versus bug then!" Go venonat!


Murkrow used Safeguard!

The attack missed!


The attack missed!

Pillbug L13 [▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓░]

Venom L18 [▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓]


This is gonna get rough.
"Pillbug, use Rollout!" '1d10'

Roll #1 8 = 8


"I know it's a small target to hit, but you've got to! Rollout!"

Roll #1 6 = 6


"Okay! Lets try to confuse it, use supersonic!" '1d10'

Roll #1 1 = 1


Supersonic failed!

Rollout connected, though! It was super effective!

Pillbug L13 [▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓░]

Venom L18 [▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓░]

Murkrow used Protect!

The attack failed.

One turn remaining.


"Let's keep rolling!" '1d10'

Roll #1 3 = 3


"Come on! You can hit it! Rollout!"

Roll #1 4 = 4


"You can hang in there, use a confusion!" '1d10'

Roll #1 1 = 1


"That's enough, Singer! Come back! You're in charge, Wally!"

Rollout hit! It was super effective!

Perish Song! Durian fainted! Use next Pokemon?

Wingull L22 [▓▓▓▓▓▓▓░░░]

Confusion missed!

Rollout was super effective!

Pillbug L13 [▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓░]

Venom L18 [▓▓▓▓▓▓▓░░░]


Yes, send out Lyra.
"Electro Ball!"

Roll #1 6 = 6


"You're doing great, keep using Rollout!" '1d10'

Roll #1 1 = 1


"Don't worry, just jump out of the way and use leech life!" '1d10'

Roll #1 6 = 6



Electroball was ULTRA effective! Wingull fainted.

Foe is about to send in Murkrow. Switch Pokemon?

Rollout missed!

Leech life wasn't very effective…

Pillbug L13 [▓▓▓▓▓▓▓░░░]

Venom L18 [▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓░░]


"Let's try that again! Another Rollout!" '1d10'

Roll #1 2 = 2


Yes, send out Wilbur.


"Okay, maybe a tackle to throw it off course." '1d10'

Roll #1 4 = 4


Staring each other down…

Rollout missed!

Pillbug L13 [▓▓░░░░░░░░]

Venom L18 [▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓░░]


"Alright, come on back! Cinder, you're back up!"


Can I see anyone familiar anywhere?

Maybe the fairies can make me not crazy I don't know what the ghosts want with me


"Alright, I'll use Green then." Send out Marill.


Pokes came out.

Chris is here, battling a girl.



Roll #1 1 = 1


The attack missed!

"Mean Look!"

Wilbur was locked in!


"Okay, use Leech Life!" '1d10'

Roll #1 3 = 3


Not agaaaain!
"That Murkrow is tricky! Quick attack!"

Roll #1 7 = 7


"What IS that Marill? Shiny? Pretty cool."


"Okay, lets see what Forest's Curse can do!" '1d10'

Roll #1 6 = 6


"Yea, She's called Green. She was a Mirr-o-ica-day gift."


"Perish Song!"

Murkrow L23 [▓▓▓▓▓▓▓░░░]

Wilbur L21 [▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓]

Oblivion awaits! Three turns left!

Cinder became part Grass!

Leech Life wasn't very effective…

Cinder L18 [▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓]

Green L15 [▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓░]


"Not this time! Gust!"

Roll #1 5 = 5


Well, that's weird…
"Alright, use Ember!" '1d10'

Roll #1 10 = 10


"Huh..That's interesting.. Try a Razor leaf." '1d10'

Roll #1 3 = 3


A critical hit! It wasn't very effective…

Green's Vascularize!

Cinder L18 [▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓░░]

Green L15 [▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓░░]


Gust failed.

2 turns.




'1d10' "Lets use Rollout."

Roll #1 9 = 9


"Use Leech Life!" '1d10'

Roll #1 7 = 7


Did I just see that Marill use Razor Leaf?

Looks like I'm still hallucinating



Leech Life was not very effective.

Rollout was ULTRA effective!

Cinder L18 [▓▓▓░░░░░░░]

Green L15 [▓▓▓▓▓▓▓░░░]


oh god what's wrong with my head


'1d10' "once more. Roll out!"

Roll #1 1 = 1


Guess the city kid was in a hurry. What else is around here?


Send Julia and Monferno out. Let them watch the battle.


"Cinder, come on back! Lucas, you're up!"


Looks like you've got a headache, balled up in the fetal position on the ground.

Millie prods at you. Are you okay?

The Rollout attack missed!

Lucas L17 [▓▓░░░░░░░░]

Green L15 [▓▓▓▓▓▓▓░░░]

He's here, observing a match between Chris (you got him in Server Valley, right?) and some girl.


Noted. They're observing.


"Lucas, use Quick Attack!" '1d10'

Roll #1 7 = 7


"Okay, lets go for razor leaf" '1d10'

Roll #1 5 = 5


Green's Vascularize.

Lucas L17 [░░░░░░░░░░]

Green L15 [▓▓▓▓▓░░░░░]

Lucas fainted!

Use next Pokemon?


"Your pokemon are trying really hard Chris. A fast move is a good choice." I smile at you.


"Take your time and watch. See if you all can learn anything. Hmm… Looks like his Riolu's out. See if you can learn anything… "


I'll have to wait for Chris to finish before I can finish going after that Jigglypuff, so now is a good opportunity to look for an art store. I need some supplies for my Pokemon.


Wow what just happened

That Marill


"Killer headache…wait, who is that?"


"Helia, you're up! Lead off with Smog!" '1d10'
"Lucas was itching for a match for a while! I just let him down by getting him hit."

Roll #1 7 = 7


This isn't the most optimal town for it. You see kids wandering about, and no adults. The town itself is very small: a few houses and a daycare. You see no shops at all.

Can you get up?


"I think so…"
Can I?

Roll #1 7 = 7


"Its not all your fault. I'm a little higher level."
"Keep it up Green! Another razor leaf!" '1d10'

Roll #1 10 = 10


Lots of kids, eh? Not the best tools for me, but maybe some crayons might be a good start for my Pokes. Let's ask at the daycare where we can get a few of them.


Smog was super effective! Green fainted!

Helia L19 [▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓]

Green L15 [░░░░░░░░░░]

Sure… it's just a dull throb now.

Millie pats your leg reassuringly.

You head over to the daycare and push open the door. There are a lot of kids here, talking, playing, or reading. Some watching TV, others drawing. You don't see any adults around, though.


I sigh in relief.
"Was that you just now?"


"All the more reason we needed this match. Having someone to measure against really helps."
Wonder who she'll send out next…


Maybe there's an office.

I'll ask one of the kids. "Hey, excuse me, but could you tell me where the adults are? I kind of have a question for them."


"Alright, Lets go Rena! Use fury Swipes!" '1d10'

Roll #1 8 = 8


"Fight back with Ember!" '1d10'

Roll #1 7 = 7


Can I discern their natures?


"Yea, plus its a good way to see how well you are working as a team."


>Lucas L17 [░░░░░░░░░░]
>Oswald L15 [▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓]
>Helia L19 [▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓]
>Pillbug L13 [▓▓░░░░░░░░]
>Fish L13 [▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓]
>Cinder L18 [▓▓▓░░░░░░░]

>Solaire L20 [▓▓▓▓░░░░░░]

>Blink L18 [▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓]
>Venom L18 [▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓░░]
>Daisy L20 [▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓]
>Rena L20 [▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓]
>Green L15 [░░░░░░░░░░]

Millie glances vacantly side to side.

Who else?

Need move: Chris.

Roll perception on one Pokemon.

She gives you a near-horrified look.

"There are no adults in Autumn Glen."



"If you get that scared thinking about adults, maybe you shouldn't be doing something in particular? Maybe you'd know, anyplace I can get some crayons for my Pokemon like Leo here?"


'1d10' on Julia

Roll #1 1 = 1


I look around as well.
"I dunno…I've just never heard you speak before now. It's…wow."
How does she sound?


Hit three times!

Ember was Super Effective!

Helia L19 [▓▓▓▓▓▓▓░░░]

Rena L20 [▓▓▓▓░░░░░░]

She probably has a Lecherous nature.

"What? No, there are no adults allowed in Autumn Glen, ever! They'd make the Fairies go away. But if you just want to borrow, there's a drawing table over there."

It's a subvocalization. Mental. You're not sure quite how to place it.

I'm not speaking.


"You work really well with yours. When did you start?"
"Helia, use another Ember!" '1d10'

Roll #1 7 = 7


"Thanks for that, but just because you wish adults were gone so you could do whatever you want won't make it so. Take it from me. I learned that lesson a few days ago. Last time I deal with expired whip cream."

If no one is using the drawing tablet, I'll let my Pokemon out and see if I can find an Aquarium or somewhere to put Camo and Pincel.


"No, you don't understand. There are no adults in Autumn Glen at all. Ask anyone!"

No aquariums, but there is a sink. Out the window there's an eight-inch play-pool.


"I guess that's true. This is all new to me though. Have you been doing this the whole time and I haven't been…listening, I guess?"
I shake my head.
"I guess that's a silly question. You are a Psychic-type after all."


Frown and switch out. "That's enough Rena, Lets go with Blink."
"Um..It wasn't that long ago.. A few weeks?"




Millie just shrugs.


Helia L19 [▓▓▓▓▓▓▓░░░]

Blink L18 [▓▓▓▓▓▓▓░░░]

>Solaire L20 [▓▓▓▓░░░░░░]

>Blink L18 [▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓]
>Venom L18 [▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓░░]
>Daisy L20 [▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓]
>Rena L20 [░░░░░░░░░░]
>Green L15 [░░░░░░░░░░]


That Rena health is wrong.


"Uh huh. Just remember to clean up. You'd be surprised how much you can get away with if you just do that."

Let's go outside, some time in the sun might do us all good. Fill up that pool and let my Pokemon out.

"Alright Leo, show me on this tablet here what you can do."


"Helia, use Roar!"


"I wonder if this is what the shrine leader was talking about. Still, I doubt he got his start from a cookie."
Who made that thing anyway? Check the wrapper.
"So…what about everyone else? Can they…not-speak as well?"


Guess that's why she likes to lick me.

Now look at Monferno.

"How's Haman as your name? "


Leo gives you a look over the rims of his Cool As Heck Glasses and he shuns the tablet in favor of painting on the side of the daycare with his tail.

He paints a rather cool self-portrait.

He howls at you, as primates are prone to.

Millie gives you another shrug.

That seems like it should be your area.

No special details on the wrapper.


"Okay, okay, maybe I underestimated your skills. Now, how about you Pallet and Canvas. Have either of you ever colored before?"

Try to show them how to hold some crayons and I'll let them do what they can.


"Maybe. I think I should get a hang of this first."
Can I send thoughts to her like this?

Roll #1 3 = 3


"Yea, I'm pretty new!" Blush a bit.
"Don't waste time Blink, use a bulldoze!" '1d10'

Roll #1 7 = 7


Pallet seems willing to humor you and scratches out some squiggles.

Canvas can't really seem to get a grip.

With questionable reliability.

She shrugs and returns to being distant.

It was super effective!

Solaire was dragged out!

Helia L19 [▓░░░░░░░░░]

Solaire L20 [▓▓▓▓░░░░░░]


Forgot STAB. Helia is down, Roar wasn't executed.


"Canvas, try transforming and give it another shot. Pallet, good start."

"Now, your turns. Camo, try holding the crayon with your mouth, and Pincel, you might be able to balance it on your little branches."


Oh? "Be ready to Mud Slap whatever comes for you Blink." '1d10'

Roll #1 2 = 2


Well, shit. I was hoping Helia was faster than diglett.
That leaves me with Pillbug, Cinder, Fish, and Oswald… Fish has no moves, and Oswald… I don't know if he wants to actually fight yet.
"Go, Pillbug! Use Screech!" '1d10'

Roll #1 3 = 3


Are Haman and Julia learning anything? Hopefully they're interested in how the fight's going.


Roar is a -6 priority move.

Pillbug fainted! Use next Poke?

>Lucas L17 [░░░░░░░░░░]

>Oswald L15 [▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓]
>Helia L19 [░░░░░░░░░░]
>Pillbug L13 [░░░░░░░░░░]
>Fish L13 [▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓]
>Cinder L18 [▓▓▓░░░░░░░]

Canvas doesn't know what to imitate.

Camo can't seem to get leverage on the crayon. Pincel can, but doesn't seem interested in it.


tilt my head a bit at you. "Exciting match right?"


Julia is watching. Haman is too high level to be gathering anything from watching an on-level match.


"Guess I still need some practice, huh. But still, this is pretty great! I always wondered what you guys were thinking."


"Fish, you're up!"
And I'll use a potion on Cinder.
I'll look at who she's talking to.
"Oh, hey, it's you! Fancy meeting you here."


"Alright, lets use Magnitude." '1d10'

Roll #1 2 = 2


"Canvas, try Transforming into Shuckle and give it another try. Camo, here, we can use some of these toys to help keep the pencil stable and get you closer."

"Would you rather have fun with the toys, Pincel?"

I'll give a glance towards Leo and see what he's done.


"Not interested, Haman? Oh, well."

Switch him out for.. Philmarilion.

"Y-yeah! You're pretty good! "

" Yeah. F-fancy that."


Magnitude 5!

Healed ▓▓▓▓!

Fish L13 [▓▓▓▓▓░░░░░]

Blink L18 [▓▓▓▓▓▓▓░░░]

Leo is watching, bemusedly.

Pincel plops into the pool.

Canvas duplicates Pallet exactly.



It is so.


"You can help too, Leo," look back at Canvas, "You're really good at this. I don't think anyone could tell you apart now. Go ahead and try holding the crayon like Pallet did and give it a go."

I'll place some toys for Pincel to interact with if she wants and I'll see if I can help Camo with his drawing.


"You did great, Fish! Now, come on back and let Cinder back in!"


Watch Philmarilion.

Just what is it? A Beldum with 'attract guard'?


To clarify, he duplicates Pallet's efforts exactly as well. Same exact squiggle.

There's only a foam ball near here.

It is indeed. Whatever that implies, it is not activating outside of combat.


"You think so?" Smile a bit.
"okay, finish this with Bulldoze, from the right.." '1d10'

Roll #1 2 = 2


"Heh. I forgot how taciturn you were. Well, c'mon. Let's get going."
I get up.
"Do you mind being inside your ball, or would you prefer to stay out with me?"


"Well, I did say no one could tell you apart."

I'll put the foam ball in the pool, and if it floats, I'll spin it. That might get Pincel's attention. Pat her too.

"Alright Camo, I'll need to work more closely with you. Here, I'll hold it, and you move it around to draw what you want."


Cinder L18 [▓▓▓▓░░░░░░]

Blink L18 [▓▓▓▓▓▓▓░░░]

I like walking.

Pincel starts pushing it side-to-side in the pool.

Camo manages to draw a rough approximation of a line.


"Cinder, use Ember!" '1d10'
If I'm lucky, it'll be burned…

Roll #1 8 = 8


"Yeah! Got some good Pokemon with you. Especially that Marill."


'1d10' "Lets shake it up with a Magnitude."

Roll #1 9 = 9


"Good work Camo, we're starting somewhere. Try again. Go for a circle if you can."


"All right."
I go east, making sure she can keep pace with me.


"Green is actually my newest member, that was her first battle. I hope she's not mad at me for letting her down.."


Magnitude 8!

Cinder fainted.

Use Next Pokemon?

>Lucas L17 [░░░░░░░░░░]

>Oswald L15 [▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓]
>Helia L19 [░░░░░░░░░░]
>Pillbug L13 [░░░░░░░░░░]
>Fish L13 [▓▓▓▓▓░░░░░]

He is able to draw another line.

You're not sure if it's supposed to have a curve or not.

She trots along after you. You head to the east end of the city. The gates are here.


"We'll keep at it."

Reach over and give Pincel's foam ball a few spins to keep her interested.


Gates, huh? Are they open?


"Oswald, I hope you're ready for this… Come on out and use Metronome!"

Roll #1 7 = 7


switch to daisy. "Fairy vs fairy is more fair right?"


Pincel seems occupied enough with the foam ball.

Not literal gates. You head into the gatehouse to the Warden's Office for Route 9.

"Permitted trainer, or just passing through?"

Metronome chose V-create! Defense, Special Defense, and Speed fell!

Oswald L15 [▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓]

Daisy L20 [▓▓▓░░░░░░░]


"Whoa, what a move! Use Fairy Wind Quick!" '1d10'

Roll #1 9 = 9


Look back to other three. "Do you want to try something else here, Pallet? Or do you want to go somewhere else?"


"Just on my way through. I need a permit?"


"Maybe. It's all luck now, though."
What the heck kind of move was that?
"Use Sweet Kiss!" '1d10'

Roll #1 7 = 7


Daisy became confused!

Oswald L15 [▓▓▓▓░░░░░░]

Daisy L20 [▓▓▓░░░░░░░]

Pallet gives you a sheepish arm-y shrug.

"Not if you're not here to catch Pokemon. Just stay inside the fenced area and you're free to go through."


"You're doing a great job, Oswald! Now, let's use metronome again!" '1d10'

Roll #1 9 = 9


"Lets use.. Wish." '1d10'

Roll #1 8 = 8


After running for our lives, I'll give them all a chance to play around before we head out for some some food.


"Huh. How do I get a permit?"


Fairies! I hear they're good for relieving stress. I think. They look cute enough.

See how Julia and Philmarilion are watching this.


"They're for purchase. They help us maintain the reserve population. This is where we maintain a habitat for protected Pokemon - mostly traditional starter Pokemon."

Daisy made a wish!

Metronome chose Trick! Neither were holding items!

The hunt begins! You don't see any restaurants or food shops…

Julia is paying close attention.


Maybe there's a cafe? Any place with lots of tables set up?


"Ooooh. Where do they sell those?"


What did wish do again? No time to look it up in the dex, so I'll push on.
Did you remember the confusion chance?
"Okay, that was… something. One more Metronome." '1d10'

Roll #1 10 = 10


"Alright Daisy, lets try Razor leaf." '1d10'
"I guess that wasn't the most interesting round to watch, but it was useful!"

Roll #1 6 = 6


"It heals some time after it's used! Watch out!"


"Metronome's really a tricky move…"
"It does? So it's sorta like recover, then…"


Confusion just makes it hurt itself if the roll is 5 or lower. Notice how her roll was 8?

Wish heals at the end of the next turn.

Oswald fainted!

Oswald L15 [░░░░░░░░░░]

You're in charge, Fish!

Fish L13 [▓▓▓▓▓░░░░░]


"Right here. They're just 4000P, and all of it goes to ensuring the Pokemon have a suitable habitat and live a cruelty-free life while they await their new homes."

There are no food places in this town at all. Just a few houses and the daycare center.


Oh. Great.
"Sorry Oswald…"
I'll sigh.
"Well, Fish, all we can do is Splash." '1d10'

Roll #1 6 = 6


"Aw poor fish.. Lets go with a fairy wind!" '1d10'

Roll #1 4 = 4


This is a very small town: you can see all of the buildings from where you are standing. You also see no adults, though there are plenty of kids about.


"Oh, goodness… "


Sounds like a good investment to me. A little out of my price range, but I'll definitely be back in the future."
Let's both head out.


"Parents must be out at work, though it seems wrong that they left all the kids here. How irresponsible, and that's coming from me."

While Chris is busy, I'll take the time to visit the area around town. Maybe I can find that Jigglypuff on my own if I listen for it.


Fish fainted! Emily got 0P for winning!


Solaire reached level 21. Wants to learn Mega Drain.
Blink reached level 19.
Venom reached level 19.
Venom reached level 20.
Daisy reached level 21.
Rena reached level 21.
Rena reached level 22. Rena wants to evolve!
Green reached level 16. Wants to learn Helping Hand.

Lucas reached level 18. What? Lucas is evolving!
Oswald reached level 16.
Helia reached level 20. Wants to learn Odor Sleuth.
Pillbug reached level 14.
Pillbug reached level 15. Wants to learn Protect.
Fish reached level 14.
Cinder reached level 19.
Cinder reached level 20. Learned Take Down.

Julia reached level 8. Learned Mean Look.
Julia reached level 9.

"Have a good one."

You head out along the route. Roll to traverse.

They just finished that battle.


Rolling. Gotta make sure Millie can keep up.

Roll #1 9 = 9


You cover some ground.



Guess this is my chance.

"Sorry to bother you dude, but I was wondering if you could point me towards that Jigglypuff you called me about."


"Well done, both of you! I think Julia learned quite a bit watching. "


He's evolving? Neat!
Drop Roar for Odor Sleuth.
Drop Screech for Protect.
"Just let me heal everyone up, and I'll lead you to where it was."




Keep on rollin'

Roll #1 2 = 2


"wait, you came into town with me, did you? You know Chris?"


No evolving juuust yet.
Mega drain instread of absorb
helping hand instead of tackle.
Then go to the center to heal.
Smile at him. "Thanks. Who are you by the way?"
"I hope you understand you pokemon a little better now."


Traverse roll.


"Yup, we met near Server Valley. He helped me with my Ditto and I helped with Castform."



Roll #1 1 = 1


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Do do dododo

Your Lucas evolved into Lucario! Even the headband changed… Lucas's whole coat is colored!


You arrive at Covalent City with no further incident. This commercialist town is full of wide boulevards and mighty warehouses.


"Eh? I-I'm Arthur. Decided to come here to… look at Fairy Pokemon. I though it'd be a nice place to rest, too."

"You have a Ditto? Cool!"


"Canvas is his name, want to meet him?"

Call out Ditto. "Tried to teach him how to draw, but it seams he wasn't all that interested looking back on it."


"It is a nice place, freedom to play with out much worry." Think for a moment. "I wonder where the ribbons the shrine helper mentioned are."


I'll nod.
"And I understand I need to be a bit more on the ball with training. Plus, I've got to apologize to Oswald. This was his first match, and I don't want him to think I lied to him about traveling."
I'll blink a few times.
"Hang on a minute."
Scan Lucario. He's no color I've ever seen on any picture of Riolu or Lucario.


Aura Pokémon
Type: Fighting / Steel
Status: Owned
By catching the Aura emanating from others, it can read their thoughts and movements.


"Covalent City, huh? I wonder what they do here?"
What places of interest are there?


"Eh? Oh yeah, a shrine! How was it? Did you visit?"

"That… that your Lucario?"


"Oh, I saw you come in earlier. You know Chris as well?"
"Oh right, I'm Emily!"
"Yea, I should see that Green is okay." let Green come out and see if she's feeling happy or not. '1d10'

Roll #1 8 = 8


Well, the dex entry is the same…
I'll scratch my head.
"Well, no sense in questioning it at this point. Just another mystery of pokemon."
"Yeah, I know! Crazy, huh?"
"We should use the pokemon center real quick. That'll get everyone back up and energetic."
And I'll head that way.


"I did visit, but the shrine leader said I should practice a bit more before I face him, that his shrine is the one of the hardest! He's a really nice guy, way wiser than he looks!"


"I think everyone happens to know Chris by the way everyone talks about him. He's a hard to hate kinda guy."


Battle Tower is probably the most obvious, looming above, much like the old Battle Spire in Phlox. There's also the local academy: Tianxia State Academy for Pokemon Trainers.

There seem to be a lot of businesses here, but not a lot of shops or restaurants. That's not to say they aren't there: it's a city. However, this place is clearly very commercial.

Lucas stretches his now-longer arms wordlessly.


chuckle a little. "Hey, you said you were looking for a jigglypuff? Are you looking for one so you can go into the shrine?"
stare are Lucario.


He wasn't much of a talker before now, either.
"You look great, Lucas!"
Ah, wait, Oswald. Let him out of his ball.
"Hey, Oswald, are you okay?"


"I was looking for Jigglypuff because he wants to sing, and I'm sure Contests would be just the thing. I've never been to shrines much, but I have met really nice people there."


Eh. I can't say either of those places have much of a draw for me. At least it's not as grungy as Amber was. Are there any trainers lurking about?
"Say, how would you feel about going further south and seeing the Fairy town? I bet it's a nice change of pace from all this development."


Nod. "I am going to visit all the shrines. I've never seen a contest, what are those like?"


"They're really awesome. People like me, we call ourselves Coordinators, try our best to teach our pokemon really far out moves to impress the judges. You gotta be quick on your toes, or wheels, and have an eye for the things your Pokepals like best to bring it out of them."

"But, come to think of it, I only met a few people in the Shrines I've been too. What do you do in them that you want to visit them all?"


Lucario has a sleek white coat, not that you've probably ever seen many fighting or steel types.

He's out like a light. Lucas is only up as a result of a post-evolution rush.


Millie tilts her head at you.

Fairy Town?


I had taken them all to the center, though. Well, no matter. I'll scoop him up, and bring Lucas with me.
"Come on, let's get you all healed up, then."


"Looks like we all know Chris!"


"Yeah, apparently it's further down south if we keep following these routes. I saw it on the map.
I take it out and show her.


You just went that way. Now you heal.

Do do dododo.

Oswald still has a headache.


Probably only pictures. "You look really nice Lucas."
"I learn about what the essence of each type is, and battle the shrine leader. If I win I get a badge to prove it." Show you the two badges I have so far. "When I finish my journey, I'll go back to mint town, and there will be a big party to celebrate."


"Sorry about that, Oswald."
Rub his head a bit, clockwise like I learned.
"I should have waited until you were ready before picking a fight."


"Pretty cool. And a party for collecting them all, can't say no to that."


"Yea, its been a great experience so far." Smile and then fiddle with the pokedex
"Oh! Do you both wanna exchange numbers too? If we are friends with Chris, then maybe we could be friends with each other too?"


She wordlessly looks over the map.

He gives you a nod, though he's obviously pleased with himself.

Oswald goes back to chittering.



Pop out my Pokedex and streetpass her my contact info.


"I figured we've been to so many big cities, we need an opportunity to visit someplace quieter. Plus I think we could do with some more training somewhere, and that's getting hard to find in places like this."


"N-number? Sure, yeah, yeah!"
Swap it out.

"By the way, going around to shrines? Pretty interesting, most people I know only want to go to the gyms. I want to do all of them, myself. May as well learn as much as I can."


Whatever you think.


Do the same with this skating guy.


Nice work, lying about wanting to go to shrines to that country girl. She probably bought it. They're all ditzy, right?

You take down their numbers.


Wish I knew what he was saying…
"Anyway, our next stop is going to be a nice outing in the woods. Gonna help Kingsley there find a Jigglypuff, since he's a coordinator. With their Pokemon, they put on shows and stuff and get ribbons for participating or winning. There was this one guy who was partners with a Legendary pokemon, Meloetta. She's a really great singer!"


"You're a really proud pokemon aren't you? I bet you like eating donuts more than berries. "
"Why would I want to go to a gym?" look confused


This is a country girl?


He raises a brow at you, but nods.

She's definitely not a Ringer.


"No problem."

"Cool. Don't forget to give me a custom ringtone."


"Well all right. Still, I like to know what the rest of my team thinks. C'mon."
Out to the route. What can I find here?

Roll #1 8 = 8



"Um.. so which shrines have you been too then?"



"You know, to test what you know! See how strong you are, or just to learn something!"


Which route?

This is quite the hub city. Route 9, Route 6, Route 10, East Road, and Airport Freeway.


Oh jeez, decisions.
Uh…East Road!

Roll #1 7 = 7


"The psychic one in Phlox! And the Bonding gym there too! It was… well, I dunno. Do you like the shrines? "


I'll head back over to the group, carrying Oswald.
"So, you prepared? Never hurts to make sure your pokemon are in good shape, and the Pokecenter is actually easy enough to operate by yourself."


"Huh.. Maybe I'll try when I go to Vanilla city. I heard that Gyms are a lot different than Shrines. And I really like Shrines so far, they all respect each type for what it is and try to protect them. That's why they are all placed in an area where that type naturally is. I think Chris said he'd been to the Phlox shrine."


"We got fixed up in Fogmire, it was, easy, yeah, to get to the next town and then here thanks to the candles from the shrine. We've been having fun while you guys were practicing. You can see our handywork."

Lift up the scribbled tablet and smile. "The Pokemon drew this."


Is that roll to traverse or search?


"I see. You guys must be getting along great by now. What have you been up to since Server Valley?"
"Yep, and I met Arthur there in the Pokecenter after coming out of it."


"Not much, went to see some Contests to get a few pointers, then you called with this hot tip. Ready to lead the way?"


Search roll.

Roll #1 5 = 5


You search for a Pokemon to battle and find a Gastly.


I'll nod.
"Unless the others want to tag along, though Emily might want to hit the Pokecenter before anything else."
I'll rearrange things so that Fish is at the head of the party, followed by Lucas and Oswald.
"Hey, Lucas, did you want to stay out for a while longer and walk with us, or travel in the ball?"


"Neat. I don't wanna slow you down then, that jigglypuff might take a while to find. It was fun hanging out with you."


"You can take him, I think."
Use Confusion!

Roll #1 5 = 5


giggle a bit "I already used the machine, didn't you see?"


"Same with you. Ever need any help with anything, I'm just a phone call away."


"Nah, I guess I was distracted."


nod. "I'll remember."
"A pokemon evolution is really exciting, I don't blame you."


I'll chuckle a little.



"Protect them? They.. I dunno, they didn't seem to like me much. "


He taps his foot.

Gastly L13 [▓░░░░░░░░░]

Gastly used Curse. Gastly fainted.


"Walking it is, then. Alright, let's move out."
And I'll start heading to where I saw that singing Jigglypuff earlier, carrying Oswald and with Lucas walking beside me.


I'll follow behind, but this time I'll have Pincel stay on my shoulder.


"Great job!"
I pick her up and continue on.



"Wait! Looking for pokemon?"


"Yep, there was a Jigglypuff on the road who was practicing its singing. Since Kingsley does contests, I thought he might like to come by and see if the Jigglypuff would be a good addition to his team."


"Oooh. Have you see a Cottonee anywhere, by the way? I kind of want one. It's pretty cute. I'd like something to… hug."


"Not yet, though they're probably in areas with a lot of grass types. I was thinking of looking near the ranch for a Skiddo at some point, and then I get completely sidetracked."


You return to the stump, but no Jigglypufff. It must come at a specific time of day to practice.

You arrive at Fogmire with no further incident. This swampy town is fairly waterlogged: the buildings are up on stilts to stay out of the muddy water below, and there is a network of wooden bridges. Even here in town, the air is filled with Gastly.


"Looks like we've got a stakeout ahead of us."


Return Wilbur and send out Miles.
"You're up on stage, Miles!"


Can't escape!!


Looks like it. By the way, you caught your togepi from here?


I'll nod.
"He was playing in the sandbox, and I asked if he wanted to come with me. I was lucky he did."


Oh right, Mean Look…

Roll #1 4 = 4


"I doubt I'd have as much luck finding a Cottonee, myself. Want to help me look?"



But it failed.

Murkrow L23 [▓▓▓▓▓░░░░░]

Wilbur L21 [▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓]

1 turn left.


"Well, it's going to take a while before that Jigglypuff shows up again, probably, so sure."


"Great then! By the way, been to Fogmire?"


Rolling to hunt in the grass

Roll #1 3 = 3


Rolling to assist. '1d10'
"Haven't really been, yet. I took the Ferry to Fandango and came to Autumn Glen that way."

Roll #1 9 = 9


"I'm taking you downtown and there's nothing you can do about it! Gust!"

Roll #1 9 = 9


"From the place near Tyrian cove? Oooh. I want a dragon for myself. "


"There are dragons there? Sounds rough."


"That's enough, come back! Foe's doomed, get 'em, Tally!"

Perish Song!

Fletchinder L22 [▓▓▓▓▓▓▓░░░]

Wilbur L21 [░░░░░░░░░░]

Use next Pokemon?

Pokemon aren't emerging from the grass with two people around. Fairies aren't the boldest type, so it's unsurprising they don't want to get double-teamed.


Looks like those boys went poke-hunting, but I should change up my team a little. Check the box.


Dusk Willow and Blue are there.


Send out Lyra.
"Electro Ball!"

Roll #1 5 = 5


Well, that makes sense.
"Hey, you check those bushes over there, I'll check over here. I'll ring you if I see one, and you can handle it from there, right?"


"Nothing's coming. Why don't you go rest up your team? I'll catch up with you later. "

Wait I have a bad feeling
It's my imagination I guess

Keep looking

Roll #1 6 = 6


If you're okay.

Roll #1 8 = 8


"Nah, we just hit the center."
And I'll check a different section of grass. Maybe over by the trees? '1d10'

Roll #1 10 = 10


for this shrine, moves are important.. so Blue, Green, Solaire, Venom, and Rena should stay with me, and meaning I box daisy and blink for this fight.


Research Assistant Hannah is about to send in Pikachu. Will Bird Keeper Geoff change Pokemon?

"Tally, that's enough, come back! Singer, it's in your claws! Use Perish Song!"

Electroball was super effective! Murkrow fainted. 3 turns remain.

Bird Keeper Geoff is about to send in Fletchinder. Will Hannah change Pokemon?

You spot a Cottonee floating through some bushes! You're in charge, Lucus! Do it, Julia!



"Alright, I'm just going to support you here, Arthur, so catching it is up to you."
"Lucas, use Foresight!"


"Another Electro Ball!"

Roll #1 9 = 9


Julia! Your first, let's go! Mean look!


Okay! Now lets go try the shrine. Ivan is probably waiting for me.


Fletchinder fainted!

Got 800P for winning.

Durian reached level 21. Wants to learn Gyro Ball.
Wilbur reached level 22. Wants to learn Twister.
Lyra reached level 22.

"Tsch. I hope you get waylaid by ground types before you get back to town."

Cottonee used Fairy Wind! Julia fainted: it was a one-hit wonder!

Cottonee was identified!

Cottonee L30 [▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓]

Lucas L18 [▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓]
Julia L9 [░░░░░░░░░░]

To the shrine you go! Things have settled back to normal, with the locals returning to their coloring books and TV shows.


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"Aaah! Ugh.. you're fine, Julia!"

"Now you, Haman! Ember!"

Roll #1 8 = 8


Oh wow, wait a minute, this one is tough.
"Lucas, use Quick Attack!" '1d10'

Roll #1 4 = 4


"What a mean thing to say!"
Bah, head back to the town for healing.

Wilbur forget Tackle.
Durian forget Metal Claw.


Cottonee used Fairy Wind! Haman fainted: it was a one-hit wonder!

Cottonee L30 [▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓░]

Lucas L18 [▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓]
Haman L18 [░░░░░░░░░░]

Roll to safely traverse.



Roll #1 5 = 5


"You did fine too! Trish, get going! Thunder wave!"


After this battle I am gonna be all over those crayons. Go to the back and see if Ivan is up.


"This Cottonee is a lot stronger than most of the pokemon I've run across so far, Arthur. If you've got any heavy hitters or steel types, now's the time to pull them out!"
Hmm. Maybe if I get lucky…
"Lucas, use Force Palm!" '1d10'

Roll #1 6 = 6


"I'm going to debilitate it first. Just keep attacking! "


"Well, if we're lucky Force Palm will paralyze it."



You're halted along the way by a Black Belt.

"You look like you're a worthy opponent!"

BLACK BELT KENT wants to fight!

BLACK BELT KENT sent out Throh! You're in charge, Clyde!

"You're back! Did you learn anything about this town?"



Roll #1 5 = 5


Nnnnoooot good! Switch out for Miles.
"You bet!"


Cottonee used Fairy Wind!

Cottonee was paralyzed!

Cottonee PAR [▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓░░]

Lucas L18 [▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓]
Trish L23 [▓▓▓░░░░░░░]


"I learned that city boys are crazy." I laugh a bit.
"Something about this town makes everything really fun."


"Alright, I'm going to switch out for Fish so he gets a little experience for this."


Throh used Storm Throw! A critical hit! Miles fainted – it was a one hit wonder!

Ivan gives you a smile. "Yes, fairies have a way of bringing out your imagination."


"Bug bite it!"

Roll #1 2 = 2


Fully paralyzed!

Cottonee PAR [▓▓▓▓▓▓▓░░░]

Lucas L18 [▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓]
Trish L23 [▓▓▓░░░░░░░]


Fish L14 [▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓]


And now that Fish has been swapped in and got experience for his part of the fight, I'll bring out Cinder.


But he's poison typed… did that seriously do it in one hit?
"Emma, you're up! Confuse Ray!"

Roll #1 8 = 8


"Bug bite!"

Roll #1 7 = 7


"So, do you think I'm ready to battle? I had a little practice battle and did really good in that."


You're right, NVF, so only half his health.

No matter what move you choose, Storm Throw! It was a critical hit! Miles fainted.


Okay then, same thing as before.

Roll #1 2 = 2


Cottonee used Fairy Wind!

Cottonee PAR [▓▓▓▓▓▓▓░░░]

Cinder L20 [▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓]
Trish L23 [░░░░░░░░░░]

"Bulldoze him!"

Throh was confused!

Throh L25 [▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓]

Emma L21 [▓▓▓▓▓▓▓░░░]

"Well, then, sounds like a good start. Let's see how you do! Can someone help me up?"

A kid comes by and lifts Ivan up into his high chair where he spreads out his Pokeballs on the tray in front of him.


SHRINE KEEPER IVAN wants to fight!

SHRINE KEEPER IVAN sent out Togepi!

You're in charge, Solaire!


Alright, now that Cinder's out…
"Use String Shot!" '1d10'

Roll #1 5 = 5


"Okay, I'll do my best!"
"Lets start off with sleep powder." '1d10'

Roll #1 2 = 2


"Now, Psywave!"

Roll #1 9 = 9


"You did well!"

Time to try something new.

"Philmarillion! Take down!"

Roll #1 10 = 10


"Bulldoze him!"

Psywave was super effective!

Throh L25 [▓▓▓▓░░░░░░]

Emma L21 [▓▓▓░░░░░░░]

It failed!

"Air Slash!" It was super effective!

Togepi L5 [▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓]

Solaire L5 [▓▓▓░░░░░░░]

"Looks are deceiving, aren't they? The Fairy Shrine follows Little Cup rules – first stage evolutions at level five. My Togekiss returns to being a baby Pokemon, Togepi. It's the same with your Pokemon, too."

Cottonee used Fairy Wind! It wasn't very effective.

A critical hit!

Cottonee PAR [▓▓▓▓▓░░░░░]

Cinder L20 [▓▓▓▓▓░░░░░]
Philmarillion L15 [▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓░]


"Again Emma!"

Roll #1 3 = 3


"Alright, use Leech Life!" '1d10'

Roll #1 5 = 5


"Use a Mega Drain!" '1d10'

Roll #1 7 = 7


"You're pretty good! Take down!"

Roll #1 1 = 1



Emma fainted!

"Air Slash!" It was super effective!

Togepi L5 [▓▓▓▓▓▓▓░░░]

Solaire L5 [░░░░░░░░░░]

Cottonee used Fairy Wind! It wasn't very effective.

The attack missed!

Cottonee PAR [▓▓▓▓▓░░░░░]

Cinder L20 [░░░░░░░░░░]
Philmarillion L15 [▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓░]


"Alright, come on back. Pillbug, you're up! Use Poison Sting!" '1d10'

Roll #1 2 = 2


Okay, switch to.. Green.


Sned out Clyde.
"Quicik attack!"

Roll #1 2 = 2


"Don't get ahead of yourself, Phil! Calm down! Take down!"

Roll #1 4 = 4


"Storm Throw!"

A critical hit! It was super effective! Clyde fainted!

Throh L25 [▓▓░░░░░░░░]

They're staring each other down…

Cottonee used Giga Drain! It wasn't very effective…

Cottonee PAR [▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓]

Pillbug L15 [▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓]
Philmarillion L15 [░░░░░░░░░░]


We continuing?

"Back to me, Phil! Kala! Wing attack it! "

Roll #1 8 = 8


'1d10' "use Razor leaf."

Roll #1 10 = 10


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You're in charge, Lyra!

"Finish this, Storm Throw!"

Lyra used Electro Ball!

Foe Throh fainted!

"A worthy opponent indeed!"

Got 850P for winning!

Clyde reached level 21. What? Clyde is evolving!
Lyra reached level 23. Wants to learn Nuzzle.
Wilbur reached level 23.
Durian reached level 22.
Miles reached level 20. Wants to learn Fury Attack.
Emma reached level 22.

You blink as Green comes out of the Pokeball. Not only is Green level 5 like other Pokemon here, she has reverted to her baby form, Azurill.

Foe Togepi used Dazzling Gleam!

Green's Vascularize. A critical hit!! Foe Togepi fainted!

Togepi L5 [░░░░░░░░░░]

Green L5 [▓▓▓▓▓▓░░░░]

"Such power! To be expect out of a fairy."

Foe Ivan is about to send out Klefki! Will Emily change Pokemon?

Waiting on Fidget.


Son of a growlithe.
"Use Poison Sting again!" '1d10'

Roll #1 7 = 7


Clyde is evolving? Uh… well, I guess I'll let him? Is it day or night?

Lyra can forget Thunder Wave in favor of Nuzzle.
No Fury Attack.


System time: 4:23AM


Cottonee used Fairy Wind! It was super effective! Kala fainted!

Poison Sting was ULTRA effective!

Cottonee PAR [▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓░]

Pillbug L15 [▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓]
Kala L21 [░░░░░░░░░░]


Oh boy. This is going to be a long day…
"Use Poison Sting again!" '1d10'

Roll #1 4 = 4


So it's night…
Cancel the evolution for now.


"It is…"

Damn. I only have Mismar left…


Roll #1 2 = 2


Foe Cottonee was fully paralyzed!

Poison Sting was ULTRA effective!

Cottonee PAR [▓▓▓▓▓▓▓░░░]

Pillbug L15 [▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓]
Mismar L20 [▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓]

Clyde stopped evolving.


"Keep it up, Pillbug! Another Poison Sting." '1d10'

Roll #1 2 = 2


"Swift! It's paralyzed! take your chance to aim for the eyes!"

Roll #1 9 = 9


Foe Cottonee used Fairy Wind! It wasn't very effective…

Poison Sting was ULTRA effective!

Cottonee PAR [▓▓▓▓▓░░░░░]

Pillbug L15 [▓▓░░░░░░░░]
Mismar L20 [▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓]


"Swift! Swift!"

Roll #1 4 = 4


Ow. It's started to notice us.
"Hold on for just one more attack, Pillbug! Poison Sting!" '1d10'

Roll #1 2 = 2


Foe Cottonee was fully paralyzed!

Poison Sting was ULTRA effective!

Cottonee PAR [▓▓▓░░░░░░░]

Pillbug L15 [▓▓░░░░░░░░]
Mismar L20 [▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓]


"Now would be a great time to start throwing balls, Arthur!"
Another hit or two shouldn't KO it.
"Poison Sting, one more time!" '1d10'

Roll #1 7 = 7


Try a poke ball!


Roll with that chief


Now let's get back to town!



Roll #1 1 = 1


You set off hiking. Where to? You're still about halfway between the two towns.

You will likely see battle if you get a bad traverse roll, so prepare for glorious combat. You have a lot of money to lose.

The Pokeball missed entirely!

Foe Cottonee used Giga Drain! It was INCREDIBLY ineffective!

Pillbug fainted!

Cottonee PAR [▓▓▓▓░░░░░░]

Pillbug L15 [░░░░░░░░░░]
Mismar L20 [▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓]


D-Dammit… I need those shekels!
Back to the city which I came from.

Roll #1 1 = 1


'1d10' try again

Roll #1 3 = 3


"Lucas, I need you to come out and hold it off for a bit!"
"Arthur, here, use this one!"
I'll give Arthur my Great Ball.


"What? I-I'll try not to use it…"


"Just use it!"


"Right. I've only got one Pokemon left anyway… I'll repay you."


Can I turn this into a great ball or is it already thrown as a poke


"You can worry about that after this thing is caught. You'll probably need another certification to actually use it, though."


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Up ahead on the road, you spot a caravan of four hiker trainers and a procession of four hex maniacs and psychics headed toward you. Behind you, headed toward you, you see a field trip of fourteen schoolboys and schoolgirls. Everyone you see looks ready for battle.


Shake shake shake shake

Shake shake

Gotcha! Cottonee was caught! Give a nickname to caught Cottonee?



Roll #1 3 = 3


Male or female?

Did I use the great ball?


The gates slam shut behind you. Clouds gather and it starts to rain. You'd swear you could hear a laughing somewhere…



[Sweating intensifies]
It's just pokemon… Try to find an alternative route out of here…

Roll #1 5 = 5


"I don't have a name yet. Ah, well."

Send him off and return the great ball to Chris.

"Thanks a lot for the offer. I-well, I can;t imagine how I'd have been able to repay you for it."


"Well, you could probably start by being a little more confident. Anyway, it's just a great ball."
I'll smile.
"Now, let's get our pokemon healed up back in the town. This was pretty rough on your team."


Cottonee was sent to the Box

You plod through the rain toward the dryness of a canopy near the servants' quarters. You feel someone watching you… all the hairs on the back of your neck stand up.


"It was. I'm glad Mismar made it alright."

Go back to Autumn Glen pokecentre with Chris.


It's fine, it's fine…
Keep my eyes peeled.

Roll #1 6 = 6


Once we're back at the pokecenter, we'll heal up our teams.
"Still, that Cottonee probably isn't going to actually listen to you without at least two certifications."


"True. I'll just have to see. I'll need it to enter the Fairy shrine at any rate. I want to see what's in there. Hopefully something to soothe my nerves."


"You do seem a lot jumpier than last time. What happened?"


Do do dododo

You find yourself wandering through the darkness of the rainy estates…

Something is whispering to you… what is it saying? It's so faint… Roll perception.



Roll #1 9 = 9


"Find the artist."

Well that wasn't a whisper at all. It was directly behind you. Inches from your ear.



Roll #1 8 = 8


"Have you been to Fogmire?"

Put in Kala and retrieve Cottonee from PC.


"Not yet, but I was planning on it. Maybe after I get a second cert, or check out some of the southern towns."


A wall of wailing spirits raises all around you, cutting you off from exiting. You turn to face a Dusknoir, and your Pokedex screeches to life.

"Dusknoir, the Gripper Pokemon. Status: Wild. Estimated level: Forty. It receives electrical waves from the spirit world with its antenna and is said to take people to the spirit world as well."

Got Cottonee.


"Near Fogmire, there's a bunch of abandoned houses called the Bosworth Estates. D-don't go in there for too long. Lots of nice ghost pokemon around, but stay there too long… they come to get you."

Let my new Cottonee out and hope watching it can calm me down


I'll raise an eyebrow at that.
"Come and get you? Like, chase you? Or just spook you?"


Cottonee loafs about, disinterested in you.


"I don't want to go to the spirit world!"
Run through the wall of spirits!

Roll #1 1 = 1


"Don't you understand? Get you. Take you away."

a-at least it's relxaed


You immediately black out as soon as you touch the wall.

ThumpthumpThumpthumpThumpthumpThumpthumpThumpthumpThumpthumpThumpthumpThumpthumpThumpthumpThumpthumpThumpthumpThumpthumpThumpthumpThumpthumpThumpthumpThumpthumpThumpthumpThumpthumpThumpthumpThumpthump— Thump… … … thump… … … … … … thump.

Roll to restart the heart.

Yes, you get the feeling that this Pokemon center is almost a castle, protecting you from the dangerous outside world. You stare out over the great bastion walls, saluting the flags in the breeze. Turning around, you watch Cottonee lounging on his throne, crown askew, playing with his bejeweled scepter. Then you blink and you're 'back' in the dimly-lit Pokemon Center. Fairies have a way of playing with your imagination.


How do I take this

Roll #1 9 = 9


I better not have a heart condition now!

Roll #1 10 = 10


Awww. how cute. I think the fairies are trying to cheer me up.


"That sounds too dangerous to just let it be! Surely there have been trainers going in there to clean it out from time to time."


"Well, actually…"

Go to the PC, swap out Haman for Kala. Let him out.

"I think others got taken. The people in Fogmire are content leaving it be. But I have a feeling Kala's previous trainer was one of those. He didn't like me poking around there. There was even a letter with him talking about treasure buried somewhere there."


"That sounds a lot like something adults, and more importantly shrine keepers and gym leaders both, should be taking care of. So why aren't they?"
I'll think a minute.
"You think maybe they have a missing persons list in Fogmire?"


"I didn't check. Had no time before other stuff called me away."

How's Kala reacting to our conversation?


"Well, that'll be something to look into when I go there, then. And if I find something about this treasure, or your Murkrow's former owner, I'll be sure to call you."


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Your eyes flutter open to the faint glow of a candle. A groan escapes your lips, and you elicit the attention of a beaked man with an odd patch on his shoulder. Well, if odd can be quantified for someone wearing a beak and goggles. You're too weak to resist as he moves a gloved hand to your throat and rests it there a moment before withdrawing it.

"Almost lost you, there."


You got rid of Kala.


He's preening, unconcerned.


"… W-What?"


"You were unconscious with a stopped heart, being dragged away by a dangerous Pokemon. You were very lucky that I found you when I did. The chances, so slim. I have a feeling our fates are intertwined. In a land brimming with Ghost types, could that really be mere chance?"


"Ghost types are nice. If you're going to be heading there after you're done here, I'll follow you. A dark type pokemon is essential to defend you. Better you not go alone, either way. Me too if I want to investigate just [font6]how that Drifblim knew who I was before it almost took me"


"I'll probably need to pick up a ghost type eventually, and I've got Helia at least to help out with that. And then there's Lola, my Rattata. Ghost type moves don't work on normal types, after all."


"True. Watch out for their Dark moves, though. If your Ratata can bite it's a good way of fighting back."

Time to stop shivering so much.

"What were you planning to do here, anyway?"


"I just need to get back to the pokécenter…"


"In Autumn Glen? Meet the shrinekeeper, actually. Maybe go for a third badge. I've been learning a lot from these shrine battles, even though none of them really like us city folk."


He waves off your statement. "You are too weak to travel, and it is early in the morning. In any case, your Pokemon rested while you were out."


"Yeah. The psychic gym leader didn't seem to want to give me my badge at all. I have to wonder why all this even happens."


"Alright… So… what is this place?"


"Well, if I had to hazard a guess, it's probably because the gym leaders are going for purely mechanical raising. That bonding institute? Purely to find the exact least amount of effort to get the most out of a pokemon's trust in you."
I'll shake my head.
"The gym leader even gave me some weird drug or something that I could give my pokemon so that they'd like me more. Sold that as soon as I left the gym. If the other gym leaders are as dumb as that…"


"This is the servants' quarters of Bosworth Estates, locally called Witch Hill. I set up a defensive position here to treat you."


"There's no purpose to their work. They're doing it for it's own sake and losing sight of why all this is important. Yet at the same time, the shrine keepers seem merely resentful and fear change. I don't know…."


"What do we do now? How do we get out of this place?"


"The thing is, both sides are being more pigheaded than a pair of Primeapes, and until someone convinces them of that and knocks some sense into them, they're not going to change for the better."
I'll shrug.
"Not that they'd listen to a couple of one-cert trainers with a couple badges between them."


"Walk out, I think."

He directs your attention with a finger to a Zweilous guarding the doorway.

"You are a truly strange person."


"Now, if we were renown for our prowess and power…"

Suddenly look very hopeful. There's a fucking glint in my eye. I think I've found my purpose. Yes. It's the epiphany.

"Yes. YES! Now, what if we became trainers that held the respect of Tianxia? Then we'd be able to change things for the better! I've been journeying to find a calling, something to use my work for, and I have it now!"


I'll scratch my head.
"You do? That's great. I mean, I was shooting to be the champion, and people listen to him or her, right? So there's not much of a change of plans for me."


"Maybe I'll aim for that too. Trying will give me the experience I need. Besides, runner-up is a good position too."


I'll nod.
"Hey, a bit unrelated, but did you run into a guy celebrating Mirrormas recently?"


What's that Pokémon?


"Oh, yeah, I did."

Let, uh, Philmarilion out.

I got this from one of the celebrants. It has an ability I don't recognise, and the Pokedex doesn't have info on it either. It's strange…


I'll whistle appreciatively.
"There's a lot about those guys that's weird. That's where Amber got her green Marill, actually, and where I got Lucas's headband."
I'll think a second.
"You think maybe after we've got this all sorted out, there might be more pokemon we've never seen before on the continent they came from? Just imagine it."


"I-I can't imagine…"

Stare up with glittering eyes.

"But that'll wait till we're done getting our qualifications… and badges, right?"


I'll nod.
"Not like the shrine keepers will listen if we just come with certs. So, it's a race, then? Whoever gets the champion seat, no hard feelings?"


"Eh, I'm not too interested in actually becoming Champion. I just want to have power to do things. But you'll need power too, so if we train off each other… well, sure. Let's make it a race."


"Alright then. I guess that makes us Rivals."
I'll grin a little, and put out a hand for a handshake.
"You may have gotten a leg up with that Cottonee, but I'll catch up faster than you can blink."


"Good luck. Why, you might need it."

Take his hand–

"Oh goodness I'm so sorry I shouldn't have said that–"


I'll firmly shake his hand.
"A bit of smack talk between Rivals is expected, Arthur. You'll get the hang of it eventually."


"Right, right… say, uh, want to look about town? Why is there no one running the centre anyway?"


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As best as you can guess without your Pokedex, it looks like some kind of Dark Dragon.


"Is that yours?"


"Far as I can tell, the only ones who live in this town are kids, because adults seem to scare fairy types."
I'll shrug.
"So, no one runs the center, and it's just here until someone needs it."


"Yes, it is."

Julia wants to learn Curse.
Monferno wants to learn Flame Wheel.


"I've never seen anything like it before…"


"They're from western regions… Kalos, Unova, or my homeland of Iflama."


"Wait, did I hear you right? There are no adults? Then-then where do the children even come from? Who takes care of them?"

What does spite do here?

Haman forgets fury swipes.


Lowers PP


I'll give an even more exaggerated shrug.
"I was going to ask the shrine keeper about that."


So PP exists? okay
Julia forgets Spite for Curse.

"Well… Argh. Want to go find him?"

Go back to the PC and put in Kala, take out Haman.


Lucas wants to learn Swords Dance.
Pillbug wants to learn Poison Tail.
Fish learned Tackle.


"I should be getting back to Kingsley, so I can help him hunt down that Jigglypuff… but if he's anywhere, he'd be in the shrine, I think."
Don't learn Swords Dance.
Forget Screech.


"Oh… that explains it then! Thanks for the help by the way, I can't believe how dangerous this place is."


"Who knows where he's wandered off to at this rate. Want to come along? Or.. say, would you rather battle?"


He nods sagely. "After proselytizing in Fogmire, I learned of disturbances here in these Estates. I came to bring the Peace of the Creator to these troubled lands."


"Do you have a full team? Or do you want to do something like a friendly three-on-three match?"


"Oh, I have a full team, alright. I want to train them." My Gastly and Beldum, in particular. And your Magikarp could use some, too."


I'll nod a bit.
"Are you bringing your Cottonee into the fight? He might not listen to you, since you've only got one cert."


"Nah. He's strong enough. The rest of my team needs to catch up."


"Right. So, we should probably do this out of town so that the local kids don't get into an uproar."


"The creator?"


"They don't like battling, even if friendly? Whoa."

Step out like he says, find somewhere nice and open.


"Well, I don't know about that. Most of them are just kids, so they might not think we're just having a friendly match."


"There wasn't a problem with you battling Emily just now, right?"


"Ah, I forget sometimes we are in exotic lands. A am a Mirrorist, a faith popular in the West. As opposed to your eastern Pantheon of Pokemon Gods for each domain, Victory, Death, Life, Creation, Time, Space, et cetera, Mirrorists hold that the universe was created by a single, omnipotent being which created Humans in his own mirror image to rule over and care for his other creations, the Pokemon."


"True… But how many kids did you see watching?"


"…none? Oh, well. Let's go a ways out then."


"Alright, let's start this off. I choose you, Fish!"


"Come, Julia! Relax yourself…"


Roll #1 5 = 5


Well, pokeballs.
"Fish, come back. Helia, you're up!"


"Oh… I never really thought much about that kind of stuff."



Helia L20 [▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓░]

Julia L13 [▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓]

"You must have seen the festivals last week. The first day of the year, we celebrate the birth of the Creator."


"Alright, use Bite!" '1d10'

Roll #1 6 = 6


"Julia, see that? It's a dark type. Don't try to fight off one of those! Just escape.. Haman! Let's see what you can do!"



Helia L20 [▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓░]

Haman L20 [▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓░░]


"Quick! While you have the advantage! Mach punch!"



Roll #1 8 = 8


"I just didn't really think about that, I guess."


Uh oh. I just realized something about my team.
"Quick, use Smog!" '1d10'

Roll #1 8 = 8


"It is perhaps not common out this far east, yet. You are still young, but perhaps one day these things will occupy your thoughts."

Mach Punch was super effective!

Monferno was poisoned by the Smog!

Monferno hurt by poison!

Helia L20 [▓▓▓░░░░░░░]

Haman PSN [▓▓▓▓▓▓▓░░░]


"No! Looks like we're on a timer…"

Mach Punch!

Roll #1 8 = 8


"You did great, Helia! Come on back, and Oswald, it's your turn!"


"Maybe! I'm not that young though!"


Mach Punch wasn't very effective.

Haman was hurt by the Playstation Network.

Oswald L16 [▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓░░]

Haman PSN [▓▓▓▓▓▓░░░░]

"You never answered my question, though, about the celebration of Mirrormas. You missed it?"


"Okay, let's try Metronome!" '1d10'

Roll #1 3 = 3


"Back to me, Haman! Let another take this!"

"Philmarilion! Get ready!"


Metronome chose Counter. But it failed.


"Okay, Oswald, you did great, come back and let's go, Cinder!"


"Take down! Pity you're not so developed yet. A little later…"

Roll #1 6 = 6


Philmarilion's Attract Guard.


Philmarilion's Attract Guard.

Cinder L22 [▓▓▓▓▓▓▓░░░]

Philmarilion L17 [▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓░]


"If you can hit hard enough…"

Take down!

Roll #1 4 = 4


"What did that just do?"
I'll raise an eyebrow.
"Well, anyway, use Ember, Cinder!" '1d10'

Roll #1 8 = 8


I messed up the damage by accident. Managed damage for Cinder as though he was still level 20.

Ember was super effective! Phil fainted!

Cinder L22 [▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓░░]

Philmarilion L17 [░░░░░░░░░░]


"You did well, Phil."

"Mismar! It's your time! WATER GUN!"

Roll #1 4 = 4


"Alright, come back! Lucas, you're up!"


Lucas L20 [▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓░░]

Mismar L21 [▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓]


"Interesting. This will be difficult…"

Water gun it down again!

Roll #1 7 = 7


"Here we go, Force Palm!" '1d10'

Roll #1 10 = 10


Force Palm was a critical hit! Mismar was paralyzed!

Lucas L20 [▓▓▓▓▓░░░░░]

Mismar PAR [▓▓░░░░░░░░]


"Alright, finish it up with a Quick Attack!" '1d10'

Roll #1 5 = 5


"No! Mismar, you're still alright! Just flee for now!"

"Julia! you can take what it has!"


Julia was immune to Quick Attack!


Also Mismar's Natural Cure


And we're back to this. One of these days you'll have dark pulse, Lucas.
"Lucas, use Foresight!"


Quickly apply a potion to Haman while I can


Julia was identified.

Restored ▓▓▓!


"Alright, let's hit it with a Force Palm!" '1d10'

Roll #1 8 = 8


"You've still got your poison resistance! Use hypnosis to crippled it!"

Roll #1 1 = 1


Julia was paralyzed! It wasn't very effective.

Hypnosis failed!

Lucas L20 [▓▓▓▓▓░░░░░]

Julia PAR [▓▓▓▓▓▓░░░░]


"Alright, use Quick Attack!" '1d10'

Roll #1 8 = 8


"Well done! But try to hit this time! When it's coming at you, let loose! Hypnosis!"

Roll #1 7 = 7


Julia fainted!


"You'll get better and better."

Send out Haman.

"Now, Haman! We've poked holes, time for you to break everything down! Flame Wheel!"

Roll #1 4 = 4


"Lucas, you can do it! Use Quick Attack!" '1d10'

Roll #1 7 = 7


It was super effective! Lucas fainted. Haman hurt by Playstation Network.

Lucas L20 [░░░░░░░░░░]

Haman PSN [▓▓▓▓▓▓░░░░]


Breathe a sigh of relief.


"You did great, Lucas."
Call him back.
"Oswald, you're back up! Use Metronome!" '1d10'

Roll #1 1 = 1


"Waste no time! Flame wheel! You must be swift to act and execute!"

Roll #1 9 = 9


"About us meeting here? I thought that was rhetorical."


"It was a week ago, it has nothing to do with our coincidental meeting."

Oswald L16 [▓▓▓▓▓░░░░░]

Haman PSN [▓▓▓▓▓░░░░░]

Metronome picked Mirror Coat, but it failed! Haman hurt by Playstation Network.


"Carry on! Flame wheel! You're racing against time!"

Roll #1 6 = 6


"Oh right, I guess I did. Time is… strange sometimes."


"That's okay, Oswald! Just hang in there! Let's try another Metronome!" '1d10'

Roll #1 3 = 3


"We are among strange Pokemon in a strange land. The flow of time itself is convoluted."

Metronome picked High Jump Kick! Haman fainted!

Oswald L16 [▓░░░░░░░░░]

Haman PSN [░░░░░░░░░░]


Oh thank goodness.
"Oswald, come back! Helia, you're back up!"


"Exactly! So no, I kind of missed it."


"A pity. The celebration of Mirrormas is a great time of giving. It is tradition to give gifts to those you care for."


"Mismar! recover off your wounds!"


"I can't timetravel, unfortunately."


"Not legally I suppose. You could always celebrate late, though."


"I could?"


"Helia, use bite!" '1d10'

Roll #1 4 = 4


On this turn
"Now water gun it down! Be fast, like Haman!"


Roll #1 9 = 9


You rolled 2/10.

Mismar L21 [▓▓▓▓▓▓▓░░░]

Helia fainted.


"You did okay!"
Call her back, and send out Pillbug.
"Alright, let's start this off with Poison Tail!" '1d10'

Roll #1 1 = 1


"Keep your aim steady! Water Gun!"

Roll #1 3 = 3


Poison Tail missed.

Pillbug L19 [▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓░░]

Mismar L21 [▓▓▓▓▓▓▓░░░]


"You can hold things together, Pillbug! Try Poison tail again!" '1d10'

Roll #1 5 = 5


"Water Gun! Try to predict where it will go!"

Roll #1 5 = 5



It almost seems unfair to fight an enemy who can regenerate faster than you can deal damage.

Pillbug L19 [▓▓▓▓▓▓░░░░]

Mismar L21 [▓▓▓▓▓░░░░░]


Just wait until poison sets in…
"Keep it up, Pillbug! Poison Tail!" '1d10'

Roll #1 6 = 6



You really need a surprise crit, since he can switch off to kill poison. Besides, even with poison you're dealing at most 4 damage, and he heals for 5 in a turn.

Pillbug L19 [▓▓▓▓▓▓░░░░]

Mismar L21 [▓▓░░░░░░░░]

"Surely there is someone you respect enough to give a gift to somewhere in this wide world."


You are posting too slowly on your phone


Only when he remembers it.
"It's almost there! Another Poison Tail should do it!" '1d10'

Roll #1 9 = 9


"Water gun it back!"

Roll #1 10 = 10


"My family!"


"Ah, see, you could give a gift to them."

Crit. Now post again for this turn.


Most immediately or lose the turn.


"Water… GUN! Your aim was fantastic!"

Roll #1 9 = 9


"They're far away though. Back in Adapt city."


Pillbug L19 [░░░░░░░░░░]

Mismar L21 [▓▓░░░░░░░░]

Pillbug fainted.

"Much like myself, I'm afraid. I would have much liked to spend this Mirrormas with my family."


"You did wonderful! See if you can take less time to calibrate your aim later!"


"Alright, Cinder, let's get crazy! Use Leech Life!" '1d10'

Roll #1 10 = 10


Mismar was confused by lack of a command!



Roll #1 3 = 3


Mismar fainted! Cinder healed by Leech Life.

Cinder L22 [▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓░]


"Kala! Wing attack it!"

Roll #1 9 = 9


"Cinder, use Take Down!" '1d10'

Roll #1 4 = 4


Kala tried to attack, but wasn't in the party!


"I guess we have each other though! You helped me!"


He nods. "Would you like to exchange Mirrormas gifts?"



Oh. forgot to switch it out with Cottonee.

I'll use Trish's Electroweb then


"Sure do!"



Roll #1 9 = 9


Cinder was hurt by recoil!

Trish L25 [▓▓▓▓▓▓▓░░░]

Cinder L22 [▓▓▓░░░░░░░]


He rummages around in his sack. "Not much I have left, but I think I have something…"


Ugh. This is not going well…
"Cinder, use Ember!" '1d10'

Roll #1 6 = 6


… What do I have?


"Quick, again! It has an advantage! Electroweb!"

Roll #1 5 = 5


Cinder held on for Chris!!

Trish L25 [▓▓▓▓▓░░░░░]

Cinder L22 [▓░░░░░░░░░]


Super Potion
Pokeball x3
Return Stone
Thunder Stone
Water Stone


"What.. what did it just do? Interesting… Trish, carry on! Electroweb!"

Roll #1 7 = 7


Bonding! We bonded!
"Alright, Cinder, this might be rough, but I have faith in you! One more Ember!" '1d10'

Roll #1 3 = 3


Cinder fainted!

Remaining options: Oswald, Fish


"You tried your hardest Cinder."
Bring her back.
"Oswald, here's hoping luck's on our side! Come on out, and use Metronome!" '1d10'

Roll #1 5 = 5


"Don't let it roll the die! Electroweb!"

Roll #1 4 = 4


Oswald fainted!

He was injured, and the level difference didn't help.


Chris sent out Fish!

Electroweb was super effective!

Fish fainted!

Arthur won!


Still heavy breathing.

"That was fantastic I-I never.. goodness… we need to heal up."


Not yet!
"Oh gosh! You're so cute Green! And Doing so well! Keep it up with another Razor leaf!" [squee][barely resists touching those tiny ears] '1d10'

Roll #1 2 = 2


"Sorry Oswald…"
Not even a token tackle. He might have missed. Well, I knew it was coming anyway.
"Yeah. Battling can take a lot out of you, but it takes a lot more out of your team."
I'll look a little mournfully at my pokeballs, then head to the Pokecenter to heal everyone up.


"We've been through many rough patches. It numbs after a while. What we decided was that every step is a step."


I'll nod.
"Yep. And you can learn a lot from losing, aside from that you just weren't ready, or strong enough. Just wish I didn't have to let them learn that so often… I think after I help Kingsley with his Jigglypuff, I'm going to go train a while. Maybe make my way to a gym to see how I measure up. Vanilla city's somewhere around here, so I can try there."


Do do dododo

Lucas 21
Oswald 17 - Encore?
Helia 21
Pillbug 21
Fish 17
Cinder 23

Mismar 22 - Bubblebeam?
Trish 27 - Slash?
Julia 14
Philmarilion 18
Haman 21


Drop Charm for Encore.


Cinder 24


Yesyesyes replace water gun
Forget Slash

"I still remember when I had to surrender to the Phlox gym. It was… I don't want to remember too much. Losing to you wouldn't have been bad, though."


"You surrendered? I got an earful when I tried to do that with the shrinekeeper. He yelled at me, and then gave me a look inside Lucas's head. Ever since then, running's never really been an option. Not since I saw how determined Lucas was to fight, and how much I was failing him by running away."
I'll grin a little.
"And you still had something waiting in the wings, Arthur. The match was yours by the time half my team was KO'd."



"Ah, hahaha, well.. I had to be really aggressive at the start. I was pretty afraid of what your Lucario would do. And you even managed to bond with your Larvesta… I don't know if I've done that with my Pokemon."


"You put in the effort, and your pokemon will respond to that. I think you've got a decent base, if nothing else. Just give it time, and don't forget they're living things too. They need attention."


"Indeed.. I think I have pokemon that I need to let go. Caught some time ago, but I can't fit time for them with me. I hope I can find good homes for them quickly enough."


"Oh? What is it?"


"A Gastly, not the one I used in the battle! A Meditite, Slakoth, and.. maybe a Grimer. I don't know if I should return them where I found them, or give them to someone. Maybe one of the kids here would like a pokemon to start adventuring with…"


"I think they came here to escape adventure…"
I'll rub my chin a moment.
"You know, there's a trading post on the road between Crimsonborough and Cyan. Maybe someone there wants one? Releasing them back into the wild is also an option, but have you tried using them?"


"Yeah. Grimer's really friendly, so I think he'll do well with a home. The others too. I don't really want to just put them back."


"I've got a few things… but I'm not sure which would be of use to you."


Mirror Shot! It's super effective! Green fainted!

"It was smart to bring a fairy, but Klefki is one of my oldest partners."

Klefki L5 [▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓]

Green L5 [░░░░░░░░░░]


"Oh. It is?" Frown a bit. And send out Blue. "Lets try an Arm thrust!" '1d10'

Roll #1 2 = 2


Right, well, I'll head back to Kingsley's stakeout position after bidding Arthur farewell. See how that Jiggly hunt is going.


Time to get to work! Let's search arou and for that Jigglypuff.


Where did I leave off?


"Wait up there! Let me follow you. I want to see the wils fairies some more."



Hit 2 times!

Klefki's attack missed!

Klefki L5 [▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓░░]

Green L5 [░░░░░░░░░░]

I think you were in Amber City, weren't you?

Jiggly-hunting it is. You hear the faint sound of singing in the dark.


Was I? I made it as far as Covalent, I think.


"Ah, sounds like we're getting close already."
"So, hey, word of advice. You might want to try talking to it first."


Oh, that's right, you headed over to Covalent.

Where to, then?


Follow it. Anything with a good voice would do well in contests.


"Anything special I should talk to it about?"


"Alright, that's the way!" '1d10' another arm thrust

Roll #1 6 = 6


"Well, asking if it wants to go to singing contests might be a good thing. You heard it sing, were impressed, wanted to bring it with you. Be sure to scan it first so that you know what gender it is. Might get offended if you call it a him and it's a her."


"Good idea. If its singing out here, though, I'm sure it'll like having an audience too."


Hit 3 times!

"Give a Dazzling Gleam!"

It was super effective!

Klefki L5 [▓▓▓▓▓░░░░░]

Blue L5 [▓▓░░░░░░░░]

You tread deeper into the dark orange woods until the singing seems to come from all around you…


Can I pinpoint it? I mean, there are only so many stumps around here… '1d10'
Nod a little.

Roll #1 5 = 5


The singing seems to come from all around you.


Turn on my Pokedex'ss light. Don't want to get surrounded again.


Well, bother.
"Look for a stump. It was using it as a stage previously."


Hm. I think I was going to the East Road.


I'll let Cinder out of her ball, and have her climb up on my shoulder. Having a light is a good idea.


Cinder's glow is peanuts next to the brightness of a flashlight. Unfortunately, you don't see any fiaries about.

East Road it was. Roll to traverse.


"Hang in there a little more Blue." '1d10' try chip away.

Roll #1 3 = 3


Could it be there's more than one of these Jigglypuff?



Roll #1 1 = 1


Makes me feel better, though.
I'll rub her head a little.
"Guess we're following the song. Keep your ears open."
And let's follow that song. '1d10'

Roll #1 2 = 2


Any Pokemon trails or routes we could follow?

'Maybe they were having a concert? Plenty of them might take up the chance to go to contests then?"


Let me help look

Roll #1 3 = 3


You set out down the East Road, but it's not long before you find the road has been closed. Apparently there's roadwork going on.

The song seems to come from all around you. There is no direction to follow it in.

The nearest route is Fall Road, leading to Autumn Glen.

It wasn't very effective…

"Finish it! Dazzling Gleam!"

Super effective! Blue fainted.

Klefki L5 [▓▓▓▓░░░░░░]

Blue L5 [░░░░░░░░░░]


You can't see much in the dark, even with Kingsley's light. You hear the music coming from all around you.


party check, who do I still have?


Keep an eye and an ear out for where the real song is coming from. '1d10'

Roll #1 7 = 7


Maybe we just need someone with sharper ears. Or maybe another fairy. I'll let Oswald out of his ball, and pick him up.
"Oswald, I'm trying to help my friend Kingsley there look for a Jigglypuff. He's a pokemon coordinator, and he's looking for pokemon to take part in contests. As you can hear, there's one singing right now. Do you think you can get an idea of which way it might be?"


Solaire [░░░░░░░░░░]
Blue [░░░░░░░░░░]
Venom [▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓]
Rena [▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓]
Green [░░░░░░░░░░]

You are listening to the real song. It is coming from all around you. There are no fake songs.

Oswald ticks at you. You suspect from your schooling that this recently captured Pokemon does not have the acumen to understand your complex thoughts.


Ah, it was worth a shot. Rub his head a little.
"Where do you think the song's coming from, Oswald?"


Oswald gives you some more ticks.


Go with Rena.
"Alright lets use a Fury attack." '1d10'

Roll #1 4 = 4


"Yeah, that's what I thought too."
I'll listen a little harder. It's got to be coming in more strongly from one direction than another… '1d10'

Roll #1 4 = 4


If they're all the real song, the Pokemon must be close enough to see and hear us too.

Let's see if I can make it change its tone a little and come out. Start tapping on a nearby stump to the songs beat. '1d10'

Roll #1 7 = 7


Klefki's attack missed!

Hit 2 times!

Klefki L5 [▓▓░░░░░░░░]

Rena L5 [▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓]

"Hang in there, Klefki!"

You don't detect it coming more loudly from anywhere around you.

The tempo slowly increases to a dashing allegro.


Aww crud. This is ridiculous. You think they'd post warnings.
I head back. What other exits were there to take here?


"Great! Now use a sand attack." '1d10'

Roll #1 5 = 5


I'll tap at a slower pace now and see if it follows.


Well, I guess this is Kingsley's show, then. I'll just listen to the music with… You know what? I'll let everyone out. We can all listen to the music together.


Klekfi floats over and gives Rena a little peck on the cheek!

"Draining kiss!"

Accuracy fell.

Klefki L5 [▓▓▓░░░░░░░]

Rena L5 [▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓░░]

Hm. It's continuing to get faster. It seems to be building to a crescendo, too… Where could it be hiding?

Your Pokemon sit about, eyes closed, listening to the beat.


how do keys even give kisses?
"Don't let it distract you, use another fury swipes!" '1d10'

Roll #1 9 = 9


I'll look above, is it on one of the branches?


It is, watching you from above.


Send out Mismar. Maybe he can find the puff

Roll #1 8 = 8


Klefki's attack missed!

Hit 4 times!

Klefki fainted!

"Not bad. You're up, Carbink!"

SHRINE KEEPER IVAN is about to send in Carbink. Will Emily change Pokemon?

Mismar provides no new insight.


At least, does he look Jolly among the fairies?

Roll #1 8 = 8


I'll head Chris's advice and scan the Poke with my Pokedex before saying anything else.


Gotta hang in there. "Sand Attack!" '1d10'

Roll #1 5 = 5


Not particularly.

It's an uncommon male.

"Stone Edge!"

It was a critical hit! Rena fainted!

>Solaire [░░░░░░░░░░]

>Blue [░░░░░░░░░░]
>Venom [▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓]
>Rena [░░░░░░░░░░]
>Green [░░░░░░░░░░]

"You're building momentum, Carbink! Stay strong!"


You know, it really doesn't make sense for it to be jolly. Hmm…

"So how do you want to capture it? I could probably trap it…"


Perception check.

Kingsley gets +4 because he's looking up instead of at his Pokemon.


"..We can do it Venom!" Scan that Carbink.


'I'll try talking to it first."

Look up at the Poke. "Hey, how would you like to sing in front of a huge audience?"

Perception. '1d10+4'

Roll #1 10 + 4 = 14



Roll #1 10 = 10


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Jewel Pokémon
Status: Owned
Apx Level: 65
It has slept underground for hundreds of millions of years since its birth. It's occasionally found during the excavation of caves.

"Stay in, Carbink!"

It's attempting to disable Arthur with a Sing attack!


"Arthur, move out!"

Have Corsola at the ready. 'Hey," I yell at the Poke, we're here to talk. No need to get so worked up."



Cover my ears and get down! Behind some bushes or something


"Okay, start out with a confusion" '1d10'

Roll #1 2 = 2


The spotlight focuses on Jigglypuff, and the audience grows quiet. He slides out in front of the curtain and the orchestra slows as he starts to slowly swing side to side as he belts out a croaking melody.


"Alright, now's your chance! Hit with a Stone Edge!"

It was a critical hit! It was super effective! Venom fainted! It was a one hit wonder!


"that's pretty good. Should we interrupt it in case, though?"



Roll #1 2 = 2


"We'll give it another chance. I need him to come willingly, I want him to sing. Just hold out a bit more for me."


Look disappointed and hand over the appropriate amount of money for losing. "I guess we're just not close enough yet."


He waves off the money. "I'm not going to charge you for seeking out knowledge. But I warned you, this is one of the hardest Shrines in Tianxia."


"Wild pokemon don't generally develop complex personalities and reasoning until they've been with a trainer for some time. I wouldn't worry about it too much. Just be careful."


With Corsola on my shoulder, I'll offer another chance to come with us.

"Lots of people and Pokemon from all over would come to hear you sing."


Nod. "How come Green looked so small during the battle?"


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Roll diplomacy.

He reaches up to you. "Instead of simply explaining it, take me to the Pokemon Center, and I'll show you."

Jigglypuff gestures to the grand staircase leading up to the second floor of the opera house where he is waiting in his viewing box.


Diplomacy '1d10'

Roll #1 10 = 10


He repeats the gesture.


"Okay, let me know if I'm holding you too tight or something!" Carry him to the Center with me.


Aww crud. This is ridiculous. You think they'd post warnings.
I head back. What other exits were there to take here?


I will hold out my arm, offering Jigglypuff the chance to come with us.


"Just don't drop me!"

You take him there and he heals both of your Pokemon on the machine, then throws down a Pokeball.

(Now should have been the picture I posted last post)

"This is my Togepi! The Daycare is the center of the power that is over Autumn Glen. Pokemon naturally revert to their younger forms, and level five, regardless of true level. I find it makes for an even playing field."

That was last night. Things have cleared up since then. Roll to traverse.

You ignore the stairs, and so Jigglypuff turns and heads deeper into the theater.


Huh. Who knew.
What can I find this time? Is Mils still following me?

Roll #1 7 = 7


Follow Jigglypuff.


Sure is.

Are you rolling to traverse or search?

You head up to the stairs onto the second level. This hallway is full of fancy doors. You can exit to the balcony, overlooking the stage from here.


Let's search this time.


Look impressed. and scan the 'togepi' including gender. "Whoa! Does that work on people too? could an adult turn into a kid if they went into the shrine?"


Let's look onto the stage through the balcony.



"Careful. Could be a trap. Go slowly."


"Yeah, but the Jigglypuff seems to have put some effort into this place. Maybe he wants one last song to an audience here."


"The rapid change only affects Pokemon, perhaps because it is a Pokemon that caused it."

Perception check.

Jubilee Pokémon
Type: Fairy/Flying
Gender: Female
Status: Owned
Apx Level: 65
As everyone knows, it visits peaceful regions, bringing them gifts of kindness and sweet blessings.

The stage has been cleared for the next act. Dancers are slow-dancing to some music.

When last you were here you were speaking with ??? of Iflama on Bosworth Estates.

Hey, it's Misdreavus!


"Maybe. I'll stand by in case anything happens."

Shiver a little as I remember the ghosts.


Dancers? Are they Pokemon too?


Misdreavus! Go, Nightlight and use Astonish!

also scan it


"Ooh, okay. That's too bad. I bet some adults wanna be kids again."
'1d10' perception.

Roll #1 5 = 5


Right, about Mirromas…


..Dancers? What? It's not alone?


"Yeah, look at the stage."


Focusing on these background details starts to break your immersion in the world of imagination and the forest comes back into focus. Jigglypuff isn't up there on the branch anymore…

You shake your head and blink your eyes a few times and find yourself back in the great theater.

Screech Pokémon
Type: Ghost
Status: Wild
Ability: Levitate
Gender: Female
Apx Level: 18
Catch Rate: 6% (Current Rate: 6%) (Impossible)
It loves to bite and yank people's hair from behind without warning, just to see their shocked reactions.


You detect that he is probably not telling the whole story, but you can't really gather much other than that.

"It's the thought of giving that counts. Like I said, I hardly have anything left myself."


Of course.

Roll #1 1 = 1


Misdreavus used Astonish! It was super effective!

Your attack missed!

Misdreavus L18 [▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓]

Nightlight L15 [▓▓▓▓▓▓░░░░]


Try it again!

Roll #1 7 = 7


"Hey, maybe we need to be a bit more upfront."

If we're back into the theater illusion, let's head towards those doors and try to hear Jigglypuff's singing. Maybe he's hiding?


"He might want to enthrall us. Either to see how much we like his music, or.. well, you do what you want. I'll look out from behind you."


Misdreavus used Astonish! A critical hit! It was super effective! Nightlight Flinched! Nightlight fainted!

Use next Pokemon?

There is no singing going on anymore. On the door, there's a big star and the word: RALTS. Interesting. Glancing down the hall you see more star doors with other names: MISS FURFROU, THE AMAZING MACHAMP, and THE POKEMON FORMERLY KNOWN AS PSYDUCK.


Look kind of confused. "Well.. since there isn't a way for adults to become kids.. I think you need a better solution to keep adults out. The barricade isn't hard to get over.."


"His music is top notch. Maybe he wants to know if I'll go the distance for him."


"Look at the doors, Arthur. Is it me or can you make out the same pattern I'm thinking about."


"Yes, nor would I want to force outsiders to become younger anyway if I could. Sometimes adults are allowed into the outskirts to participate in cuteness competitions, though it's rare to find one who has genuinely befriended a fairy. The watch boys are just a little… excitable when it comes to outsiders."


Take out my last TM.
"I've got this TM… I earned it after I won my first shrine badge. I haven't really gotten around to using it so… maybe it will serve you instead, mister…?"


"What, could it have been some sort of pokestar? I'm not familiar with it."


Grrrr! Go, Dreamcast! Psybeam!

Roll #1 5 = 5


You fashion a gift box out of a nearby twig, three paperclips, a broadsword and a gift box you found nearby.

He gives you a box in return. It reads:

To: ???
From: Gerard of Iflama

"I am Gerard of Iflama, and adherent of the Lord of Mirrors. What is your name, good miss?"

Wild Misdreavus fled!


"Hannah… uh… of Adapt city! Thank you, mister Gerard."


O….kay? Let's continue then?


Nod slowly. "Maybe if they tried having someone explain instead of throwing rocks? Most adults are reasonable.. you could set up a booth, with one of the shrine helpers working in it to tell people to stay away, and battle the ones who refuse, or know if they are really interested in A cuteness competition"
"And Competitions are what you call Contests? That's what that boy Kingsley said he does." Smile slightly.


"They're all Pokemon who are suited to the Contests I'm into. Follow their themes about the Cute Competitions, the Smart contests, and so on."

" But as cool as they are, we're here for Jigglypuff. Let's head out and try to find him."


"I'm not seeing what could pass for cool. Maybe that's what it wants to be. Well, let's go."

Go on and look.


Roll to search or traverse.

He nods.

"Ah, a TM for Heal Pulse. No doubt useful for a doctor."

He chuckles. "They're not exactly my speciality, so I wouldn't know for certain. Sarah is the resident judge, and sometimes she interacts with older outsiders."

There is a right branch in the hallway, or you can keep following it straight.


Search again.

Roll #1 6 = 6


Look! A Misdreavus is circling above!


"I hope you'll put it to good use!"
Open up my own box too.


"Sarah? Can I talk to her?"


"I.. am worried about splitting up. You'll be a better judge."


Let's go right.

"I don't think Jigglypuff would stop singing when he has an eager audience. If we can't hear him, he's probably not here."


I wonder if that's the same one…anyway, let's try Millie this time. Confusion!

Roll #1 10 = 10


It's a cornucopia of a few different things. There's money, a couple rare candies, and an odd looking machine.

He nods. "She's around Kara's age. Look for her at the shrine. Would you mind taking me back to my crib? This has been quite a busy affair between the visitors and battle."

Right you go. The hallway deadends in a final star door that reads: Jigglypuff


"No time like the present."

Open that door.


"Of course Ivan." Carry him back to his crib.
"Uh.. you need a bottle or something?"


I smile.
"This is… really helpful."
I inspect the machine.

Roll #1 5 = 5


"Looks like it's taking a break. Maybe you could knock and request a… contract. Or something. This is all obviously an illusion of some kind, but if it was created for the Jigglypuff it'd imply more intelligence."


"He's set this whole thing up for us. One last door and we finally meet. We can make a contract then, or anything else."


"Good luck."


A critical hit!!

Misdreavus used Astonish! A critical hit! It was super effective!

Misdreavus L16 [▓▓▓░░░░░░░]

Millie L17 [▓▓░░░░░░░░]

He laughs it off. "No, I'm fine. I just need to have a nap for a while – I get tired out so easily. Thank you, though."

Jigglypuff gives you an inquisitive look as you barge in. He's reclining in a chair in front of his mirror.

You're not sure what it is exactly. It resembles part of the terminal for transmitting Pokemon on a PC.

"Good. I'm glad you're pleased of it. On that note, you've rested for a good time now. I'll go ahead and clear the way out. You should try to make it out of town, rather than linger in this place."


Stand… quiet and still by Kingsley. Like a bodyguard. Yeah.


I nod.
"I will, as soon as I can. But… what kind of machine is this exactly?"


tuck him in snugly like a baby, and smile. "Sleep well then."


Smile at him.

"You're really good. I don't think I've heard a voice like yours in a long time. So I've got a proposition for you. Join up with me, and together, we can show the world how good you are and what they've been missing. What do you say?"


"Hang in there!"
Give it one more shot!

Roll #1 1 = 1


He nods pleasantly and snuggles in. Out of the corner of your eye you think you see him sucking his thumb as you exit the back room.

"Ah, it's something a bit of technology that you may have use for. It's used for the transmission of small objects over large distances. You may be able to use it to access your local PC network if you find the key. As it is, I had been using it to send things home to my children, but I am sure I will find or fashion another. Perhaps if you care to, you might be their penpal and write them letters through it. I am sure they would write back."

The attack missed!

Foe Misdreavus used Astonish! It was super effective! Millie fainted!

He points to a contract on his desk. There is a pen laying on top of it.


hehe, now lets check around for any other girls Kara's age '1d10'

Roll #1 7 = 7


"Prepared, aren't ya?"

Read over it before signing up.


"Oh… wow! That's very useful, thank you! I will!"


Okay, Needlenose! Scald it!

Roll #1 1 = 1


There is a girl you think might be the one over by the crayon table. You think this because she's creating cute little paper crowns for her Spritzee.

Focusing on the details breaks the concentration of your imagination. You find yourself back in the woods next to Arthur, staring at Jigglypuff reclining on a stump near the road.

He nods. "And with that, I'm off."

He heads out the door.

The attack missed! Foe Misdreavus used Astonish!

#Break for lunch


"Wait, how do I send letters to them? Don't I need an address?"


"Yeah, this looks acceptable. You drive a hard bargain Jigglypuff."

Sign it.

"Oh, before we carry on, would you like to use a stage name, or is Jigglypuff fine?"


Approach her table slowly. Watch what she's doing and try to copy it '1d10'

Roll #1 3 = 3


"You might want to offer a suggestion."


"Judging on all this, how about Vivant, which stands for life. My art teacher had us pose in full uniforms while the photographers and painters did their thing, it looked like we were back in the past. He made it look like we were in a theater, almost the same thing."


"It's already programmed in – not to an address, but to their machine. Last setting used. Simple press-button interface. You'll need to fiddle with it if you want it to work with the PC system."

He signs the contract: Louie

It's harder than it looks! She's carefully cutting out paper with kiddy scissors, which you can't seem to get to obey you (they're a little small as it is!). Moreover, you can't seem to keep your cutting flat.

The cutesy preschooler suppresses a laugh with both of her hands as you try to mimic her. "Need some help?"




Try it again!

Roll #1 9 = 9


"Looks like he's got his own ideas about his name."


With that, he vanishes out the door.

Foe Misdreavus fainted!

Millie reached level 18.
Needlenose reached level 19.


Okay… I need to get back to town. Leave this place.

Roll #1 6 = 6


You're halfway between cities… where to?



Roll #1 1 = 1


You can't go back! The road is closed. Fogmire it is.


I hate this place.
Fine, to Fogmire then. I can't wait to get shit on again.

Roll #1 8 = 8


You arrive at Fogmire with no further interruptions. After passing through the gate you survey the new town: it's boggy. Gastly and Misdreavus flit about above in the skies, and the town is protected by wandering Golett. The buildings proper are all up on stilts above the muddy water of the swamp. What little soil is exposed is mossy peat.


I bet it smells like butts too!
Is there a shop here?


Great. Now let's see if we can make it through here without being further molested by ghosts.

Roll #1 3 = 3


Surprisingly it doesn't smell too bad. It smells like… the sea. Not too surprising: the mire is open to the ocean.

Perhaps the salt affects the water's wildlife and discourages too many mosquitos nesting.

There is a little shop here, it seems. It's one of the tallest, up on great stilts a whole building level above the others, and it has a large stylized potion sign.

You make it to Fogmire without further molestation. After passing through the gate you survey the new town: it's boggy. Gastly and Misdreavus flit about above in the skies, and the town is protected by wandering Golett. The buildings proper are all up on stilts above the muddy water of the swamp. What little soil is exposed is mossy peat. There is a city girl here, walking across one of the little bridges to what appears to be a shop. There are also locals about.


Huh… I'll check it out!


In you go. It seems very potion-themed. There are large cauldrons on fires that are cooking up matches of what smell like medicinal solutions. An old woman is stirring a smaller pot at the counter.

"Welcome, darling."


Interesting layout…where's the local Center?


On the south side of town, on a particularly large patch of above-sealevel dirt.


Into it we go. Some friends need TLC.


"… Hello."
Look around, anything shown on offer? Shelves with potions maybe?


Into the Center you go!

It's a little bit cramped: there's not much room for shelves, but behind the counter there are some glass boxes with roots and leaves in them.

"Take your time, darling."


Let's get healed up. Does this place look any different from the more metro ones I've been to so far? It is on stilts, after all.



This particular building is one of the very few without stilts: it's on a patch of dirt.

There is no MART inside, but otherwise it looks similar to others.


"I'm sorry but… what kind of brews do you sell, miss?"


Guess I'll just leave this Kingsley fellow to spend time with his Pokemon.

Head back to the Pokecenter. Time to take a good look at my new team members: Haman and… Cottonee. Let them both out.


"Um.. Maybe Can you show me how you do that?"


Interesting. I wonder how they built it out here. Anyway, I pick up Millie now that she's up and about and take her back outside to inspect the rest of the town.

"You okay We had a bit of rough luck back there."


"All kinds. Herbal, mostly. I have some of that commercial grade stuff, too. Berries as well, darling."

Cottonee seems disinterested in you. Haman flexes a bit.

She gives you a shrug. There has been worse.


She toddles around the table and grabs a hold of your arm. "Go slow when you cut it, or the scissors won't work right. They don't work the same as adult scissors."


"Berries? Hmm… what kinds?"


'1d10' "Okay.. like this?" try again.

Roll #1 7 = 7


"The stock varies by what I can find. Today I am selling Miracle Berry, Cheri Berry, and Pecha Berry."

She smiles up at you. "There ya go, now you've got it."


"I know the last two, but what's the first one like?"


"Whoa! Thanks." Smile back and look at the little hat I cut out. "I'm Emily, what's your name?"


"Cures any status ailment."

"I'm Sarah. I run the pokemon contests here. Are you immigrating?"


Shake my head. "Just visiting. I came to face the shrine but Ivan is too tough."


"Oh! How much for one?"


"Like that fire shrine, huh? Yeah, that was pretty bad."

So what else does this town have? Any trainers? Maybe a shrine?


"Cottonee, would you like your name now? I thought of one. How does Dovoi sound to you?"

Watch them both some more.

'1d10' '1d10' for perception on Haman and Dovoi respectively

Roll #1 6 = 6 / Roll #2 2 = 2


You don't gather much out of the observation.

Dovoi seems as disinterested in you as ever.

I expect even tougher battles ahead.

There are a few locals wandering about. You don't see any obvious signs of a shrine, though. Maybe you could ask around.

"200P for a Miracle."

She nods. "It's good, though. He protects the town.. he's one of the strongest trainers in Tianxia, maybe the world." Then she smiles. "When he's not napping, that is."


"Me too…"
Let's flag one down. "Excuse me, you wouldn't happen to know where the shrine is, would you?"


Nod. "I wanted to ask about that actually. Protecting the town. I want to help you guys. That barrier isn't really gonna keep everyone out, and throwing rocks isn't a good way to solve problems."


"Shrine? Oh, yes, the grave temple is out on the eastern edge of town, near the sea."


"I'll have two please!"


She gives you a shrug.

"It has worked for as long as I've been here – and I'm one of the most liberal kids here! The only thing I'm worried about is that for as long as I can remember the rural areas of the region have been relatively untouched, but lately the Ringers want to influence our cultures more and more. That makes kids around here worried – and defensive."

"That's all I've got. Enjoy."


Decide to sleep on it for a while.

Guess I'll be safe here. No.. ghosts.. except for Julaiaaazzz




"Thank you."
Stash them away and leave. I need a pokécenter next.


Nod again. "I noticed that too! They even wanna set up a fancy MART in Fandango! The Poor shop owner there could even lose his store! I really hope that my snack idea works.."


Pokecenter is one of the few buildings not on stilts. You head down. There's a boy in here, but no MART.

The five-year-old gives you a reassuring pat on the pack. "There, there. I'm sure it'll turn out alright."


I'm sure this looks strange to someone.. wait no it doesn't everyone around is from here. Smile at her. "Well, I had an idea for this town. What if you had some-kid up near the entrance, like at a booth, to explain to adults that they can't come in?"


… What about the nurse?


Of course!

She shrugs. "I don't know, we already have the watch."


Frown. "Well, I've only met a few city people, but they seem to be only respect power and rules. Throwing rocks will probably make them bring in more adults.. and then it will be too late and they won't listen. But if you had a guard tell them its the rule, and make signs.."
sigh. "Sorry. Maybe I'm just worried too much.. City people are pretty defensive when they think people are attacking them."


"Grave temple? That's…kind of a spooky name for the place. How'd it get that?"


"It's a temple where the graves of Pokemon go. I guess that's not really it's name? They're public graves, unlike the Gravespires in Hero City."

"I'm not sure… in any case, I don't do watch. It's a volunteer thing."


Oh, okay!
First things first, how much money do I have now? And how many rare candies?


"Public graves? Does this place offer land for the region?"


"Right.. but you do contests? Ivan told me adults are allowed at those."



2 rare candies.


"Yes, though there are very few. I'm proud to say that I run the Master-level contest for Cute Pokemon!"


Awesome. Access the PC.
Item storage the two rare candies. Can I store money too?


Smile. "Master level? Wow! There sure are some amazing people here in Autumn Glen."


No. The fine for attempting to cheat is 9000P.

Just kidding. But for real you can't store money.

"It's a small town, but we attract kids from all over Tianxia. Of course… it's hard for a kid to travel here from somewhere like Ochreville, so most are from Mint Town, Sapshire, or Fandango."


"Never mind, I'll find out for myself."
Let's go take a look at it. I wonder who's buried here?


"Do you want kids from farther away to come here?"


Too bad. Just the rare candies then. Now, about this machine… take it out again.

Roll #1 10 = 10


You head over to the eastern side of town. There's a large tiered pyramid that has been

"Any kid who wants to stay a kid should be able to come here. But to most, we're just a fairy tale. Get it?"

You take out your machine.



You head over to the eastern side of town. There's a large tiered pyramid that has been grown over with vines and moss. It's made of gray stone.


"Temple nothing…that's a mausoleum."
I look at Millie.
"Can you sense anything?"


Start it up and explore!


You're anxious.

There's not much to 'explore'. There's a little touchscreen on it, but you're not totally sure about messing with any of these variables. You will almost certainly fuck it up. It seems to be tuned to another machine very, very far away.


Hmmm… he talked about my PC key though!


"Hey! I am not!"

Roll #1 4 = 4


Snicker a bit and the pause. "What about Karl's plan?"


Transmission Configuration

Adapter LAC
Connection-Specific DNS Suffix: local
Link-local IMDv2 Address: 34ae:4402:09d0:02ec:aaa0%10
Media State: WAN
Default Gateway: 496.855.255.255
Default Forwarding:

Target Network
Connection-Specific DNS Suffix: home
Link-local IMDv2 Address: 5622:999a:76ad:fe89:2cc4%12
Default Gateway: 114.464.255.255
Password: ********

Millie snickers at you.

I feel your anxiousness.

"Karl? To be honest I never really knew him very much. It's a small town so you kinda know everyone, but he was a little bit of an oddball. Not like Kara at all – she's really quite nice. But he became furious with Ivan when he wouldn't tell him how to make people younger. I think Ivan was afraid that he'd try something extreme – and big surprise – he set out to try and change the world. That was years and years ago, though."


Look confused. "Wait. Ivan actually can make people younger?"


I'm a pokémon trainer, I have no idea what that means!

Approach the nurse.
"Excuse me but… I have some questions about the PC system."


I frown and look away. "Smart-alecky little…"
I search for the entrance and go inside.


"Was I not supposed to say anything? I've never seen it done but it was a rumor. You'd have to ask him it it was true or not… But Ivan knows more about the power surrounding Autumn Glen than anyone."

She gives you a concerned look. "Is it down? I'll have to call in to Server Valley and see if it's a problem with the servers…"

The inside is pretty temple-y. There is a plaque ahead, and the path splits in two, left and right.


What's the plaque say?


"Oh no no, it's just that I've got this machine here and I need to link it to my storage… but for that I need a key."


"Oh. Don't worry. I don't wanna force people to be younger! If there were no adults, kids wouldn't be special! And no one would make things, like paper or pokeballs!" nod toward the little paper hat.
"I was just surprised since Ivan said it wasn't possible to make adults younger.. "


It is directly above a basin. There are several basin here, in fact. The lighting is provided by candles, so there must be a caretaker.

Here remembered are the ignominious masses not immortalized as heroes.

In the belief that every life has had meaning.

She scratches her head. "I'm more of a nurse than a computer technician… um… did you try turning it off and back on? That works for me sometimes…"

"Maybe he was just worried about telling people? Maybe you can't and it's just a rumor! But remember, you are new in town. I wouldn't take it personally if he doesn't start spilling all our dark secrets for you!"

She gives a little laugh.


"I don't think that'll work… but you mentioned something, Server Valley? You think they could help?"


I stare at it a bit before touching the plaque and turning right.


Smile back at her. "Hey, when I leave here. I'm gonna look for Karl, try to talk him out of that plan.. I kind of want to ask Kara about him.. but she seems so shy about it.. What do you think I should do?"


"Oh, certainly. The men who work down there made the PC system. They'd know all about it."

After you…

There's a door to your left that appears to lead into a larger room, or a staircase down.

"It's been a long time, but Kara is still a upset over her brother's departure. For one thing, even though no one blames her, she's embarrassed over it – that her brother would run off like that. Just… tread on eggshells if you do ask her, alright?"


I roll my eyes. Let's open the door.


Open up my dex and check for Server Valley, where is it?


frown. "Do you think if I got him to come back she'd be happy again?"


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This is a larger room full of pews and candles. On the wall, there are painted depictions of a few members of the pantheon of Pokemon.

Arceus, the Creation Pokemon
Dialga, the Time Pokemon
Palkia, the Space Pokemon
Jirachi, the Wish Pokemon
Zekrom and Reshiram, the Balance Pokemon
Xerneas, the Life Pokemon
Yveltal, the Death Pokemon

It looks like you have a bunch of route options.

"Probably. But… well, he'd probably be as big as you! Unless Ivan really can make people younger somehow…"


I don't know why I thought you were in Fairy Town.


I pull out my dex and see what information I can pull up on them.


Because everyone else is?
"Well… thank you, miss nurse. One more thing though, could you tell me where this town's shrine is located?"


Nothing at all. Not a single one is recorded. You only even knew their names and descriptions because they're labeled.

"Shrine? Oh, you mean a place to pay respects for the dead. On the east side of town, there's a temple."


"Respects for the de-"
Yeah, I want to go back to the Ring…
Leave the center and head east.


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Before you stands a large stone tiered-pyramid.


Ascend the steps and scout out the surroundings.


"Weird…I'll have to find out who build this place."
I record the frescos and their names all on my dex, then turn to leave.

"Have you ever heard of those Pokemon, Millia?"


"Well. All I can do is try. I do want to talk to the kids who patrol before I leave too, where do they meet up?"


It's a smallish stone building. The foyer has several basins filled with water. There's a plaque on the wall.

I've been with you my entire life.

"Like I said, it's all volunteer. I don't really know if they have meetings at all. They might, though… it's just I'm not a part of it so I really have no idea, sorry."


What's it say?


Here remembered are the ignominious masses not immortalized as heroes.

In the belief that every life has had meaning.


That's a nice thought… enter the temple then.


The path splits left and right.


"Hey, you make it sound like a bad thing." I smirk at her.
Let's go check out that other path near the entrance before we go to any other floors.


"Alright. I'll just look around then." Leave the hat with her and look around the town a little while.


You return to the front room. A city girl is here.

A boy arrives with his Ralts.

She nods.

You head out onto the town. It's exceptionally small, even for a small-town girl. Just the daycare center, Pokemon center, and a few houses.


Oh my
Well… go right.


The path is blocked by a boy and his Ralts.


I smile and wave.


A guardian, no doubt…

"Hello? Are you a guardian of this shrine?"


I snort.
"Hardly. I'm here to explore and challenge. So far all I've found is a stairway and a temple to some exotic-looking Pokemon. What about you?"


"Ah! I'm here for the same! I'm not entirely sure I enjoy spending time in this place though…"


Check around the houses '1d10'

Roll #1 8 = 8


"It's a little weird, but I've been in worse shrines before. I was just going to check out that passage over there. You want to come along?"


"Sure thing!"


To the left passage.


"I'm Hannah by the way, from Adapt city."


"Jake, from Phlox. I don't think I've been there yet."


"Phlox… That's close to server valley, isn't it?"


"Yeah, right north of it I think. I've never been there either…"


It leads back into that main temple room.

You take a look around. There is a boy patrolling around here: that didn't take much looking.


Well, lets go talk to that boy then. "Hello, do you have a moment?"


He shrugs. "I guess so. I don't think I've seen you around before. Are you a new immigrant?"


"Back at the start, where to now?"


You haven't been in this room before.


Rub the back of my head a bit. "Everyone keeps asking me that. But No. I wanted to learn about fairies so I came to the shrine. I'm Emily."


"Oh, nice to meet you, I guess."


So it just loops around in a circle?

"I guess we go to the stairway."


Tilt my head. "I wanna help out the town if I can. Have you seen a lot of adults lately?"


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"Not at all. Adults aren't allowed here in the Glen."







Shake my head "No. I mean trying to get in."


"Oh, I suppose I heard about that guy trying to get in recently, but I didn't actually see him."


"The other door. There's a staircase down past it."


Nod. "If its the traveler I got him to back off.. do you have your own pokemon?"


He nods. "Yes, most of us do."


"Louie it is. Welcome to the team."


"Okay. Then why would they throw rocks at the adults?"


Let's do it then!


And do it we do.


"Well, just because we have Pokemon friends doesn't mean we are really strong. It would be really easy for a really strong trainer to come bully their way into town. Just imagine if a really strong trainer came in with a Nidoking or something and defeated everyone and kicked us out. I mean, we have to protect the fairies. It's better to just scare them off without fighting."


You blink a few more times and you are back in the woods. Jigglypuff nods and tosses aside the cardboard tube it was using as a mic.


"Uh.. have you ever tried telling them that its just the rules?"


"Hop on and we'll head back to town first, then we'll go all the cities in the known world, Louie."


"The signs say no adults! If they came past the signs they don't care about the rules."

He grabs a hold of your backpack and climbs up.


Tilt my head. "There was a sign?"


"Yeah, I'll show you!"


Looks like the others are doing their own thing. I'll send them a text message that I'm taking off.

"Hold on. I don't think you've gone this fast before."

Head back into town, I want to see if there is a place to heal my Pokemon and make sure they are ready for the road ahead.


There's a Pokemon Center in the middle of town. The lights are off inside.

Emily (if you've met her?) is standing nearby talking to a kid local.


Go follow him to the sign.


You two head downstairs. There's a long hallway full of rows of urns. They're flanked by burial masks.

The hallway leads to a room down at the far end.

You arrive at the barricade.

"Uh… it's a little high for me. Can you help me up?"


I spare a glance at the burial masks as I go through. Are they all different?
"I guess everyone here is cremated."


I'll follow to say my goodbye.

"Hey, thanks for any help you've given Chris. Thanks to him I managed to sign up Louie here."

Point to Jigglypuffnon my backpack.


They look like they're custom designed to match real faces.


Lift him up over the barricade.
"Oh yea. Chris is a good guy." smile at the jiggly puff. "Are you gonna do the contest here?"


I frown.
"And they battle in this place? Seems a little weird…"


He gets a little huffy.

"I just meant a hand up! Don't tell anyone you picked me up."

He points to the sign on the side of the barricade.



Skate along with them.

"Nah, it's way over my head right now. Those guys are Pro's. I'm doing the amateur circuit. Come see us when you visit a city."

"You're going to be visiting the shrines, right? Where to next?"


That's nice of them.

"I'm sure they have a field for it somewhere…"
Continue on to the door at the end of the hallway.


giggle a bit. "I won't tell don't worry."
then stare at the sign how big is it? '1d10' "how come I didn't notice this at all before.."
"Fogmire, but I might take a break.. There is someone I need to look for."

Roll #1 2 = 2


"What are you looking at?"

"Huh, that's kinda cute for the kids. No adults allowed in their little clubhouse."


"An important sign."


This room is filled with more basins, but there's also a box of candles and a donation box here.

A very, very tall man in robes is working at a basin here.

"Ah, the two of you have come for the Pokemon Shrine."

"Tell him to go away!"

It's really big. You actually did see it before, but you must've forgotten.


"It's not exactly 'official' looking. If you'd like, Leo and I can make you some that look better. Even the Officers won't be able to tell the difference."


"Uh… yes! Although I'm not sure if I'm ready for a battle just yet…"


I cock my head.
"How did you know?"


Nod and set him back down.
"Kingsley you're upsetting him, that sign isn't silly its-… You'd make a new one? A really big official looking one? You know how important it is that adults stay out right?"


"It's the least we could do, and it isn't much. A few brightly colored signs, eye grabbing at all times, it's something I live for."


Look between the boy and Kingsley excitedly
"What do you think? A brighter sign would probably help!"


"Oh, I know a Pokemon trainer from miles away. And there's only two reasons people come here."

"Hey! Hey! I can get down on my own!"

"Well, okay, but he has to take it seriously."


"Of course you can. But like I said I want to help."
Smile brightly. "I haven't seen an artist work before. This will be fun…" and then look serious. "But super serious too, its important!"


"Hey, I know the value of a legitimately fake sign. You just gotta have some that look like they belong."

Call out Leo.

"Alright broseidon, we've got ourselves an important job here. We're going to mark of this area as being dangerous. That means warnings, sink hole pictures, the works. If you want, you can paint a whole tree."

Turn towards Emily's friend.

"If you have any tablets that look like street signs or are that size, bring 'em over."


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Leo paints some graffiti. He is clearly WAY too cool for this.

His coolness meters are off the charts. He has all of the coolness: all of it. At coolness, Leo simply cannot be beat.


Keep watching very with interest. Is he going somewhere with this? Look at the boy's reaction, '1d10', and observe Leo '1d10'

Roll #1 5 = 5 / Roll #2 6 = 6


"That works too. Regular people won't come in if they think they're going to get their stuff tagged."

Try my best to follow up his tagging. '1d10'

"Help find some posts or places we can hang any signs. We can make it look like a place the normals don't even want to come to."

Roll #1 3 = 3


"Are you the only one attending to this temple?"


"At least it looks authentic." I say, downtrodden. Guess my Muse wasn't answering her calls today.

"Louie, you want to try it out? We're helping your neighbors and friends out here."

Offer him some of my art tools.


"Alright. I'll look around. I know there is some paper in the day care.."


The boy doesn't seem very pleased with this.

Leo doesn't seem to care.

You are not nearly as good as Leo.


Right, wake up in the Pokecenter.

Check Chris and Kingsley's locations. And Emily too I guess.


Louie sucks on the end of the paintbrush thoughtlessly.


Right, with that sorted out, it's time for a bit of training. I'm falling behind everyone else, so I've really got to step it up.
…Kinda don't want to go hunting around in the Fairy forest, though. Doesn't seem right. Don't think I'm strong enough to take the shrinekeeper… so I guess I'll head to Fandango.


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