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[Poké] PKMN - A League Of Your Own

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  • KayKay What we need... Is a little bit of PANIC.Registered User regular
    edited September 12
    ~ Santalune Arena (Santalune Gym) ~

    'They're going to use their Special Move,' Aleksandr thought.

    Meanwhile, Volnoy thought, 'BRING IT, SPOOK!' while snarling his defiance. His vocalisations were a much less intimidating, "Bui!"

    The twisting shadows and overpowering sudden darkness fall through the Sea Weasel and into the ground around him, rejuvenating the Phantump while turning the Ace Trainer's partner into something decidedly non-Water-type.

    Both trainer and pokémon recover quickly, blinking in surprise in an endearingly similar manner, before exchanging glances. 'That's it? That can't be it. There's some weird Ghost'mon BULLSHIT just waiting to happen here,' Aleksandr told himself. To his Pokémon, however, he cries a command.

    "Don't let up, your mobility may be hampered by those vines. Keep close, and work at its defenses, Volnoy. Crunch that creep!

    Volnoy obliges, but only after taking a moment to try and shake off the moss and foliage, while slicking the daisy atop his head back with a splash of water. MAN is that flower an absolute insult to all that is a sleek, perfect example of Sea Weasel prowess.

    Kay on
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  • TiamatZTiamatZ Ghost puns The Banette of my existenceRegistered User regular
    edited September 13
    Day 1:
    ~ Visitor's Center (Trainer's School) ~ :whistle:
    Beatrix

    A lot of red flags were waving inside the young detective’s mind at the old man’s account. Interpol agents don’t DO “routine check-ins”, much less handing out presentations for local schools. That’s what local law enforcement does, after all.

    Not to mention the subject material. Not that Bea herself could criticize; this DOES help the kids avoid the pitfalls and perils on the dangers of the Pokémon underground. So best case scenario: Shirley's heart was in the right place trying to inform the local children about the dangers of criminals. At worst? A cover up; a devious way for her to gather information without being too invasive.

    Just what kind of game are you playing, Shirley?

    After writing down Shirley’s number (as well jotting down some notes on additional visitors; can’t be too careful after all), Beatrix gazes at the stack of paper. This could be the break I was looking for, she thought to herself. “Oh, don’t worry. I will make sure she receives them. Do not worry about sending them to Interpol. As for being old fashioned, I do not think there is anything wrong with it. It carries a certain… charm towards a small town err... city, such as this.”

    With notepad and papers in hand, she stows them into her trenchcoat. “Thank you for your co-operation… My apologies. I seem to have forgotten asking for your name, Mr…?” She was embarrassed. You didn’t ask for his name first?! What kind of hackneyed, deplorable detective are you, Beatrix ‘Irene’ Spencer?! Her inner critic called out.

    It was at that moment a desk drawer could be heard hitting the floor with a bombastic THUD, followed by the clattering sounds of many pieces of stationery strewn about.

    Good news: Seems Moriarty has found an unopen drawer with what appeared to be Poketoffees (and immediately opened it), giving Bea a short reprieve from her inner derisions.

    Bad news: It turns out they were nothing more than fancy looking erasers. Not to mention how the old man would react.

    Moriarty was merely dissapointed. These things looked chewy, but they had no taste at all. What kind of idiot stores flavorless Poketoffees in a drawer?!

    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

    Day 2:
    ~ Santalune Gym ~
    :whistle:
    Beatrix

    Beatrix was sightseeing the gym’s interiors, most notably the gym’s photo gallery. Moriarty was busy chewing what appeared to be a Poketoffee and relaxing on his partner’s shoulders. Vance waddles around, staying close by to his trainer’s side (though he still prefers a somewhat loner distance from Bea). He eyes any opponent, be they trainer or Pokemon, with such a scowl as to indicate swift retribution should anyone other than Bea dare touch him.

    Perhaps it was due to some minor homesickness on her part (or partly because she was still tired from last night’s training), but the gallery reminded her of all those art exhibitions hosted by Castelia City’s own Bug Gym leader, Burgh.

    Is being some sort of creative artist a THING for Bug Gym Leaders? I wonder if Burgh and Samuel ever knew one another, or if they have even met each other before. I wonder what works of art those two could create if they put their heads together and started brainstorming.

    Such a train of thought was travelling through her mind until it came to a screeching, cacophonic halt thanks to the rumblings of her Pokedex. It seems she received a message:
    Jim wrote:
    Hey guys, gonna be battling the Gym Leader at ten! Be there or you'll miss me becoming Jim Leader!

    Jim Leader…

    That… was pretty clever.


    “Oh hey! Looks like Jim’s the first to challenge the Gym Leader! How’s about we go check on him and cheer him from the sides?” Bea asks her team mates.

    Vance merely gives a ‘whatever’ grunt, and Moriarty could not care any less. He squawks:
    64px-BT198.png I mean, it’s just some lousy bug Pokémon. What’s a superior bird likes me gots to worry ‘bout?

    Incorrectly assuming the squawking as a hearty ‘yes’, Bea starts making herself enthusiastic, even stifling a yawn in the process. “Then it’s settled! Let’s make our way to the Arena right now! If we’re lucky, we might be able to nab a seat for you Vance! Let’s cheer a fellow trainer together!”

    Not to mention gather some info on the Gym Leader proper, she thought to herself.

    She makes her way to the room where the droning sounds of cicadas could be heard.

    TiamatZ on
  • discriderdiscrider Registered User regular
    ~ Training Room (Santalune Gym) ~

    Richter pouts a little at Deb's jab at his coat.
    I mean it has pockets, is inflammable, protects your other clothes and is the closest socially acceptable thing to wearing a cape.
    "Hey. Lab coats are cool.", he mouths.

    He looks back up a bit confused.
    "Hmm? Not weak to Grass?
    Oh! The Energy Ball!"

    Richter brightens back up as he enthusiastically explains himself.
    "Perhaps not not weak to Grass, but more strong against light!
    Or at least I think so.
    The crystals seemed to work against the energy ball, so I expect they'd work against less verdant energy types as well!
    We're just lucky that your bug wasn't packing a more conventional Razor Leaf or other ranged Grass attack.
    As for Water..."

    Richter scratches his head for a minute, whilst North continues to rumble against him.
    ".. best I can guess he's an Island Pokémon type?
    I'm not sure. I've not been to the Alolan islands."



    ...
    North:
    The sun reflects off the ocean again today.
    North is warm and content as the sunlight warms his rocky body.
    The speed boats are on the water again, exciting tourists.
    North is out there on a hull.
    The spray's familiar sting contrasts with the reflected warm light and the ocean breeze.
    The land flashes past as the passengers call out.
    ...



    North continues to snore.

    Marshmallow
  • discriderdiscrider Registered User regular
    edited September 14
    "So... are you with the gym?", Richter continues.
    "I guess I'm with a fairly standard trainer wave coming out from Lumiose or however you say it City.
    I should be challenging the Gym Leader here at some point.
    I don't suppose you've already challenged them?
    You seem confident enough."


    Meanwhile, Keyanu is quickly tiring of the cool-headed trainer.
    What's the point of being angry at someone who doesn't even have the courtesy to blink at your efforts?
    ...

    Keyanu starts using [Flash] behind Richter.
    Repeatedly.
    As bright as it can go.

    >>>>>>>>>>>>>>
    Day 2:
    Santalune Gym


    Richter's Pokédex buzzes as Jim's message comes through.
    He groans. "Jim Leader. Right. How many gyms are there exactly in this circuit?"
    Best to nip this in the bud then
    Jim wrote:
    Hey guys, gonna be battling the Gym Leader at ten! Be there or you'll miss me becoming Jim Leader!
    *becoming the Gym Leader
    - Richter

    North rolls his eyes at Richter.
    "Whaat? It's too easy! It'd be like someone asking me for directions and then I yell GO NORTH and throw you into their face.
    At least put some effort in.
    ...
    Fine."
    Jim wrote:
    Hey guys, gonna be battling the Gym Leader at ten! Be there or you'll miss me becoming Jim Leader!
    *becoming the Gym Leader
    - Richter
    Sure. We'll bee there.
    - Richter
    I should probably stop Bugging Gym.
    - Richter

    "There's got to be one about letting him prepare for the battle.

    Ooh perhaps"
    At least until he's dung with his beetle.
    - Richter

    An irritated Keyanu starts slowly rubbing his metallic ornaments around his body, emitting a high pitched whine.
    "Ok, ok. I'll stop.
    I had hoped to get some training in before our battle, but I guess we just committed to watching Jim's.
    Perhaps the Gym Leader will use the same Pokémon for our battle later on?
    I wouldn't have thought so though.

    Maybe we can skip out halfway through."

    discrider on
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  • MarshmallowMarshmallow All Places Are Alike To MeRegistered User regular
    edited September 14
    Oh boy, my players are starting to double post.

    Internally:
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    Marshmallow on
    discriderTiamatZThe Escape GoatTommy2Hands
  • Tommy2HandsTommy2Hands what is this where am i Registered User regular
    edited September 17
    ~Santalune Gym~

    "Then my apologies regardless, ma sœur.", Alex says, artfully bowing as he does so

    "I assure you, there will be no further, uh...funny business"

    I hope

    With that, he turns his back to the secretary of the gym, looking to lock eyes with another trainer.

    Tommy2Hands on
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  • KayKay What we need... Is a little bit of PANIC.Registered User regular
    NO MOM THEY'RE NOT CREEPY AT ALL.

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  • MarshmallowMarshmallow All Places Are Alike To MeRegistered User regular
    Kids are cruel, Jack.

    ~ Training Room (Santalune Gym) ~
    Richter

    Deb's eyes slowly glaze over as Richter explains North's unusual talents, but she resurfaces in time to respond to his second spate of questions.

    "Yeah, I'm a student. Figured with two Bug Types to start, could be worth my while to spend some time training at a Bug Gym, learn some ropes before I branch out into other Types."

    She holds up hand to shade her eyes as Keyanu continues going mildly berserk, periodically bursting into bright flashes of light.

    "Uh, I've battled the Leader, Samuel, a few times. Pretty chill guy, I think he came from Kanto or something."

    Forgot to add in previous post:

    Richter gains 3 Trainer Exp!
    - North receives 3 Exp!
    - Keyanu receives 4 Exp!

    Keyanu is now Loyalty: Neutral!
    Congratulations on your Klefki deciding to tolerate you!

    ~ Visitor's Center (Trainer's School) ~ :whistle:
    Beatrix

    "My name? Oh, apologies," he says, offering a dry hand to shake. "Je m'appelle Théodore, a pleasure to meet you, Miss Stone."

    The clatter of the desk drawer draws the man's attention, and wakes up the snoozing Bunnelby, which sits up and rubs at its eyes. "Goodness, what a troublemaker," Théodore notes, the twinkle of amusement in his eyes showing he merely jesting. "Rose, could you lend a hand?" he calls to the Bunnelby, which uses its oversized ears to push itself to its feet, before tentatively hopping towards the mess, apparently ready to use its strong, dextrous ears to shovel the spilled erasers back into the drawer.

    ~ Santalune Gym ~
    Alex

    The Secretary, Holly, accepts Alex's apology with a firm nod, before turning back to her work (and/or procrastination).

    Shot Down: +2 Trainer Exp!

    Looking around, it seems like some of the trainers have wandered away from the foyer since he last looked around. Lunchtime maybe? Afternoon snacktime?

    Anyway, the ones who remain seem to be the more self-absorbed type, less interested in looking around for eyes to meet and more in their Pokemon or Pokedexes. One lad, spattered with what you really hope is juice or jam, is working closely with Shuckle and some berries, lending some strong evidence towards that hope. Perhaps having abjectly weird and amorphous Pokemon could be a conservation starter for the Ditto-training Breeder.

    Elsewhere, another trainer rests on the bench with his eyes, accompanied by a Pokemon covered in a cloak of what looks like discarded bits of paper - crumpled receipts, scraps of newspaper, and even a few playing cards. The cloak covers most of the Burmy's body, except for a dark face peering out and a pair of antennae coiled out the top. Maybe a battle could stave off this trainer's apparent boredom.

    In a corner of the room, a girl is cross-legged on the floor, feeding a Dwebble bits of Pokemon chow that it munches with a sound like grinding rocks. A battle might be just the thing to work off some excess energy for a freshly rejuvenated Pokemon.

    Tommy2Hands
  • MarshmallowMarshmallow All Places Are Alike To MeRegistered User regular
    edited September 18
    ~ Santalune Arena (Santalune Gym) ~ :whistle:
    Aleksandr

    The verdant-styled replacements to the Sea Weasel's form are firm enough to stand up to Volnoy's shaking, though he can feel its elemental grasp slowly slipping. If he can hold out for a few more rounds, he'll be back to his old, rootin' tootin' Water/Fighting-ery self.

    Until then, he'll have to put up with the Phantump's laughter, and unsubtle jeers. Or maybe not...

    Leaping forward at the chuckling Ghost Type, Volnoy brings his terrible jaws to bear. Something seems... wrong though.

    Volnoy tried to use Crunch...

    But instead used Mildew Munch!
    Phantump took 1 Damage!
    It's not very effective...
    Phantump's Defense fell!


    Instead of a vicious snap of Dark Type empowered teeth, Volnoy's attack ends up being more of a nibble, causing spots of blackened mildew to sprout outward from where he bit at his hovering Phantump. While it still seems to harm his foe's defenses, everything else about it is all wrong.

    Volnoy is Grass Type!
    (2 Turns Remain)

    "Oh, I forgot to mention," Samantha calls over smoothly. "Your Moves are Grass Type now, too. At least..." she adds carefully. "...The ones you've already used. I hope you kept back something good, or this is going to be embarrassing."

    "Hora, don't give them any room to wriggle out of this one. No tricks, just claws!"

    Nodding in hesitant agreement, the shadows around the shifty Phantump come to life, lashing out at the confused Buizel.

    Hora used Shadow Claw!
    Volnoy took 2 Damage!
    Phantump shifted to Trees!


    Disappearing in the midst of the commotion, the Ghost Type reappears in a puff of darkness, lazily weaving around the trunks of the trees as the last of its conjured claws fade away.

    Battle Status
    Cliff
    - Volnoy [ ||---­-- ]
    He's Grass Type Now
    Trees
    - Phantump [ ||||----­--- ]
    -2 Df
    Pool & Waterfall
    - Empty

    Marshmallow on
    Tommy2Hands
  • MarshmallowMarshmallow All Places Are Alike To MeRegistered User regular
    edited September 18
    Another thing I forgotted: Ice Punching the Phantump to the Cliffs was supposed to do an extra point of damage.
    Edit: Now fixed, and Battle Statuses updated.

    Marshmallow on
  • Rawkking GoodguyRawkking Goodguy Registered User regular
    edited September 18
  • MarshmallowMarshmallow All Places Are Alike To MeRegistered User regular
    That looks more like ditto hearsay to me. I don't see any labcoats or microscopes.

    discrider
  • TiamatZTiamatZ Ghost puns The Banette of my existenceRegistered User regular
    Another thing I forgotted: Ice Punching the Phantump to the Cliffs was supposed to do an extra point of damage.
    Edit: Now fixed, and Battle Statuses updated.
    Isn't it Ice Blade?

    Marshmallow
  • Tommy2HandsTommy2Hands what is this where am i Registered User regular
    I literally saved this on my phone yesterday and forgot that I was going to post it here. I love the one about laughing dying their disguise
    That looks more like ditto hearsay to me. I don't see any labcoats or microscopes.
    Pokedex entries are verified, peer-edited sources, free of the editorial biases of mad fucking scientists

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    Marshmallow
  • MarshmallowMarshmallow All Places Are Alike To MeRegistered User regular
    TiamatZ wrote: »
    Another thing I forgotted: Ice Punching the Phantump to the Cliffs was supposed to do an extra point of damage.
    Edit: Now fixed, and Battle Statuses updated.
    Isn't it Ice Blade?
    Look buddy, all I see is Physical/Offensive/Ice and from there I make wild assumptions. Sue me.

  • discriderdiscrider Registered User regular
    That looks more like ditto hearsay to me. I don't see any labcoats or microscopes.
    Pokedex entries are verified, peer-edited sources, free of the editorial biases of mad fucking scientists
    pfffffft
    I'm pretty sure pokedexs are filled out by ten year old kids and pokedex entries thus have no rigour at all.

    TiamatZMarshmallowTerrendos
  • TerrendosTerrendos Decorative Monocle Registered User regular
    discrider wrote: »
    That looks more like ditto hearsay to me. I don't see any labcoats or microscopes.
    Pokedex entries are verified, peer-edited sources, free of the editorial biases of mad fucking scientists
    pfffffft
    I'm pretty sure pokedexs are filled out by ten year old kids and pokedex entries thus have no rigour at all.
    Agreed, because otherwise I have to have Eli slowly consume the souls of Jim, the rest of the party, and all his opponents. I didn't sign up to play as a serial killer so....

  • KayKay What we need... Is a little bit of PANIC.Registered User regular
    edited September 18
    ~ Santalune Arena (Santalune Gym) ~

    An errant beep from Aleksandr's Pokédex catches his attention, and he quickly scans the readout while still hanging from the elevator railing.

    "Mildew Munch...?" he says incredulously, before flipping through Volnoy's vital statistics with a growing sense of confusion. He looks at the two warped entries, and thumbs over them once or twice, to see if it's some sort of glitch, but the instrument seems to be displaying correctly. Then he notices the change in typing, and chews on his lip. He makes some rapid calculations, his eyes flicking from stat to stat, then across at the field of battle again.
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    "Volnoy, get into the trees and use Mildew Munch again-"

    At this, Volnoy turns back, moss and flower swaying with far more cute factor than the Buizel can handle. He spreads his paws in an angry shrug, and yells a frustrated "BUI?!?" in answer.

    "Mildew Munch. Just Crunch it, then try and force it back to the clifftop with a-" the Sinnoh trainer looks down at the Pokédex screen as he swings back into the elevator platform. "Branch Lance."

    The Buizel's eyebrows raise, his eyes widen, and his voice gets more aggressive and accusatory.

    "Ice Blade, that's what their Special Move changed your Ice Blade to. Execute the combo, and do your best to dodge any counterattack." He takes a deep breath, then yells, "I BELIEVE IN YOU, VOLNOY. GO FOR THE KNOCKOUT."

    Kay on
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  • discriderdiscrider Registered User regular
    ~ Santalune Gym - Day 1 ~

    "Huh?"
    Richter turns around just in time to catch a full Flash of light to the face.
    "Oh jeez. One sec."

    A quick shrug later, and there is soon a white lump pinned to the gym floor.
    Muffled clicking noises and infrequent bursts of light emanate from the heavy white fabric.
    "Don't knock the lab-coat.", Richter smiles, rubbing the spots from his eyes.

    "Anyway, how'd you go against Samuel?
    Anything I should watch out for?"



    Keyanu strains fruitlessly against the heavy cloth.
    It shouldn't be this heavy; it's just a dumb lab coat!

    The white lump struggles slowly around the floor, dragging a dozing North along with it.

    Tommy2Hands
  • MarshmallowMarshmallow All Places Are Alike To MeRegistered User regular
    edited September 19
    discrider wrote: »
    Keyanu strains fruitlessly against the heavy cloth.
    It shouldn't be this heavy; it's just a dumb lab coat!

    Yeah, you're not the only one.

    Marshmallow on
    discriderTommy2Hands
  • TiamatZTiamatZ Ghost puns The Banette of my existenceRegistered User regular
    edited September 21
    ~ Visitor's Center (Trainer's School) ~
    Beatrix

    “A pleasure to meet you, Mr. Theo…” was all Beatrix could utter before the man’s attention focused straight at Moriarty. “Oh dear, my apologies, Mr. Theodore. The Murkrow’s only been recently assigned to my person. You are right in that he’s kind of a trouble maker, but I have to admit it does give him a personality that i'm fond of…”

    Moriarty takes a chance and tries to chew on one of them. Finding his previous hypothesis that these were indeed inedible (not to mention horrendously distasteful), he coughs it out, heckling the approaching Bunnelby with his frustrations.

    “Well… sometimes.” Beatrix responds at the situation, her face slightly flushed with embarrassment.

    The angry avian Pokémon decides to fly off, and perched himself back onto his partner’s shoulders. Let the big-eared beast have them! They taste horrible anyway!

    Sighing, she pulls out a few toffees of her own from her bag, offering one to the ravenous looking black feathered fiend. “Alright, you win. Here.” Having believed it earned its victory, Moriarty gladly snags the confection from the young detective's fingers quickly, before chewing on the sweet, savoring it's fruity flavor.

    The rest she hands to Theodore, even with the muffled objections suddenly seething from the Murkrow. “Apologies about all that. Here’s some for Rose. Not sure what flavour she’d like. Figured I’d give different flavours. I hope we haven’t been too much of a burden, Mr. Theodore?”

    If there's no other business to attend to, Bea's gonna say her farewells and hustle out of there.

    TiamatZ on
  • TerrendosTerrendos Decorative Monocle Registered User regular
    ~ Santalune Gym (Day 2) ~

    Having spread the word about the impending epic battle, he wanders over to the counter where the receptionist is sitting. She turns attentively to address him, but Jim decides instead to tap on the service bell.

    Ding!

    "Yes, sir, what can I do for you?"

    Jim clears his throat enthusiastically. "I'm here for the battle." He taps a few times on her desk.

    "What?"

    "Yeah, the uhh... The Jim gym battle. I'm Jim. Where's the leader here? It's Fight o'clock. Let's do this."

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