“Whose Story is it Anyway?” - A Pokémon Rejuvenation Nuzlocke (Part 42: Horror Film Protagonists) (2024)

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Pronouns
They/Them

Dex EntryLikes surprising friends with food and hugs, but needs sufficient energy to do so. Relies on rest and quiet to recharge.

Pronouns
They/Them
Pokédex No.
181
Caught
Jun 30, 2019
Messages
1,104
Location
A quiet room
Nature
Gentle
  • Jul 9, 2022
  • Thread Starter
  • #22

@Trollkitten Oooh! I've never heard of that fangame before! That sounds really interesting (and it gets points for having zero public transport disasters)...

@No-name There are so many interesting things about the game omg xDDD Karma points? Slapstick cartoon physics? I have many questions jdksfhksd also I usually play on SET mode as practice for my Achilles' heel, Double Battles (where I would not normally have any SHIFT mode options). SET Mode also makes the battles go by quicker and puts me on a fairer playing field with NPCs. Additionally, thank you for spotting the spelling thing - I'll go back and sort it at some point. Instead of sidequests, I'll be trying other things out this update instead...like trying to protect a random annoying teenager in the sewers sdkfsdh

In spite of British political news imploding, having to do a lot of work for the pre-reading of my new job, and then my new job's start date being indefinitely delayed b/c of problems getting me a work laptop (the stress never ends with me honestly kjshfk) I am going to update a day early again!

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I start my day wracking my brains on the far-right side of town.

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"The Leader of Gearen City is Venam. She uses Poison type Pokémon. I think it would be wise to pick up a Psychic type Pokémon."

What am I thinking about? If I should get Shuppet and Pachirisu.I also have more catches that I can grab before fighting the first Gym. Shuppet may resist Poison, but Pachirisu has the better stats. I think I've made a decision, but I still want to think it over…

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"Talk about discrimination! If I wanna get overwhelmed by strong Pokémon, I say let me!"

Speaking of strength lsdkhflskdj Rejuv has its Leaders ramp up the difficulty with coverage and power. If Venam packs counters for Psychic, such as Ghost and Dark? They'll will rip Shuppet's soul in two.

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Next up is a scene that makes me stop in place. That guy, looking like Cameron from Eric's lovey-dovey quest. But the way he's facing forward gives me pause for thought. Is it him, or another Trainer ready to take me by surprise?

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A glance at my team seals it. I'm running the long way 'round to heal. No, it's not cowardice, just forward thinking ;p

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Back in the same spot, and this guy seems mad that I avoided him.

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And just as I thought, he's a Trainer!

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Me being me, I forget that Blink even has an OHKO-inducing Signal Beam and strike with Sonicboom first, meaning the little ball takes more damage than they need to.

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Thiiiiiis leads to Blink nearly dying… again. Am I bad at this? …Please don't answer that...

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I'm interrupted by some badass blaring music xDD I love Roxie from BW2 so much xD

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But it's so loud…

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VERONICA: "Urgh…Mom?! Can't you wait three seconds? The beat is about to drop!"

Okay, now I don't know who to side with!

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"The neighbours have been complaining, the police have come and warned us!"

Oh no, it's that bad?

Also - there are police in this game? For noise complaints? Could they be out looking for Team Xen too, please?

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Pffffft sdgf\gd\fgb I kinda understand her sentiment, but she is causing havoc so -

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The music cuts out.

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"…H-Hey, wh-why are you looking at me like that? Cool it!"

What -

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VERONICA: "Noooo!"

*BAM*

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What the-?! Wait – I remember this!

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"once again… She's gone too far this time, I've been fatally wounded…"

She throws you from a house! What the hell?!

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You don't seem to be bleeding, and I know how this went last time but… what if there's been a rewrite? What if this music is sad because…

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"Totally kickass place, by the way… Their Pecha Berries are so sweet…so nice…If only I could have one last bite…"

I…I…

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I guess I have no choice, right?

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"But if you're looking for specialty berries, then you'll have a more difficult time."

That we will, I recall from last run. Pecha and Oran are all they stock here.

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What is it with people needing me to buy them things…?

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"'dying'?"

I'm a silent protagonist except when I'm not ;p

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"And just who is this girl? What was her name?"

…This is all new, the clerk's not commented like this before? But yeah, her full name's Veronica?

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"Oh that tears it…I refuse to deal with this any longer. Wait right here."

Huh?

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…Oh dear god this is not something I've seen before sdldjkfhdskfj are we sure we're not poisoning a girl on her deathbed?

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"Veronica. When you give this to her, tell her that I'm tired of her persuading gullible tourists into doing these ridiculous favors."

Oh for the love of skdjfh;kdfdsDSJFHSDJK so she's not dying, the story hasn't changed!

…N-Not that I'm gullible or anything! Definitely not!

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Flushing, I head east and avoid her eyes.

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I take this to use on the city's Nidoran. This confirms that I am going to be considering the Buizel as a gift. Yes it bends the rules, but I have it from my friend Uberle who's playing this run.

Get everything you can
You'll need it

So as you can see, I have the guidance of a far more experienced player to do it ;p

I shall try to not do that in future. Emphasis on the "try". Speaking of rule bending, we may as well find our "friend".

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"Th-That's… A Pecha Berry from the Berry Emporium!"

And for all I know, it could be poisoned!

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Uh...sure...

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Well, aren't you on your feet so quickly?

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"So tasty… Thank yo-"

Is it all okay?

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"HOTTTTT!!!!!"

Huh-?!

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W-What the hell-?

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"*Cough*"

Oh god - just how bad was that?

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Oh?

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Oh lord ksdfkjdsfhdsjkh that explains a lot. I can barely even take a pinch of it.

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…I'm beginning to wish it was ;p

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"Damn, looks like my days of swindling gullible tourists are over."

So no, you're not dying. Despite being flung from a house, you don't even seem injured.

I have many questions about realism and this game ldskjfs

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"Anyway, you probably heard my mom call me Veronica back there, but I would politely ask you to call me Venam. Veronica's such a prissy name. I hate it. I don't wanna be called it. Venam is tough, and also scary."

Pfffft… sure it is ;p

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Yes, you're the Gym Leader. I'm surprised this city's still standing.

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Well, hey… I guess we have one thing in common. It's for very different reasons, because I am not an edgy teenager wanting an edgy nickname, but I have good reason to dislike my given name at birth. I'm Sky.

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Thank you…I appreciate that.

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"house."

I'm surprised this kid's mom's happy living close to there. Wouldn't the stench be too much for her refined tastes?

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"wallet won't be happy with that."

Dear god… I'm wealthier than before, but still!

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???: "No Veronica, I'm not letting you inside yet! Go away!"

I'm not even – never mind zjlfhdsljf

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Pfffffft hahaha dfhdskfj Chastity?!

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Even my irl family's church never named someone Chastity lsdfhlsdjf

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And yes, I may or may not be shamelessly using the walkthrough here ;p

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It also takes me here, north of Venam's house.

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And it's things like this which makes me wonder…

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We were the child of an in-game celebrity, right? Nancy…Mom…somehow got cruise tickets for us both.

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I'm not just asking why I'm poor as her kid. But because, if she was here, would she have booked us in?

Had the attack not happened, could I have opened the doors…

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…and seen her smile at me?

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"There's no way a child like you would be able to afford our extremely opulent services. So please, do me a favor and -"

Wow, okay -

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What -

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*CRASH*

Owwwww!

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Y-You think?!

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"How many times do I have to tell you not to use the trolleys in such a barbaric manner? And now you've gone and hit this hooligan with it! I pray to Arceus they don't file a lawsuit!"

Owwww.… wait. Blakeory?

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"Besides, they got in the way of my trolley first! I should sue for damages myself, hehe!"

O-Oh god no. No no no please don't that kind of money –

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Really!"

Oh thank god, you're joking. And it's okay!

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RECEPTIONIST: "Ms Blakeory, stop wasting your time with this street rat! The helicopter you requested is waiting on the roof as we speak!"

Oh sh*t she has a helicopter?

Is there a chance I could borrow it? And stash it in some nice auction? >;)

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"Val will kill me if I'm late again! Oh darn, what a bother! Eh, but who needs to pack when the world is your oyster? Because, well, you know what they say!"

…This scatterbrained rich kid does not seem the easiest to like.

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???: "Huh? I dunno what they say. I was asking you that?"

Oh for the love of…

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RECEPTIONIST: "...Sigh..."

You have my sympathies, even with all you said before.

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"You're quite young, hm? Child, where is your mother?"

W-Well… she's…

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"The cost of a room for one night is approximately, 10 Billion Pokedollars."

Ten what now?! Come on, that number can't be right. Is inflation that bad here?

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"Well if you don't have money, what are you doing here? I suggest you leave and come back with money or I'll have you escorted by the police!"

I didn't come for-I…oh f*ck you.

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"Look at this beautiful place!"

I'm gonna look for new teammates here and no-one can stop me xD

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"I'm feeling really generous, so you can have this!"

Oh wow!

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"Hopefully you can win a trip to an expensive place like this someday!"

Thank you xD I hope so too!

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Can't say I blame you over here.

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I may as well explore this place, to rub it in the old guy's face ;p

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Honestly… same. Like I've been thinking of the words to describe this place and…well…

When you're alone, when you are orphaned and lonely

You could always go - Downtown

When you are worried, fleeing death in a hurry

There is help, I know - Downtown

Just finish quests for quirky NPCs within the city

Linger by the downward lights, follow their paths so pretty

What's there to lose?

Your life might be brighter there

You can even get a Starter, assemble your wares, when you're

Downtown

Things can be great when you're

Downtown

That vibrant place for sure

Downtown

Destiny's waiting for you

Don't let Trainers try to attack or surround you

Then you're safe to go - Downtown

Make sure you know, some Berry Store just to go to

Which will never close - Downtown

Just listen to the rhythm of rock music round the corner

Give that noisy girl some food before her life is over

Help her again

Your life might be brighter there

You can battle through your troubles, push away your cares, when you're

Downtown

Rivals to find and fight

Downtown

Idyllic parks by night

Downtown

So will you be alright now?

(Downtown, downtown…)

And maybe you can try to find teammates who understand you

Fighting hard through trials like you, they need a careful hand to

Guide them along

So maybe you'll make friends there

You can all forget your troubles, forget all your cares when you're

Downtown

Don't waste a minute more

Downtown

The story's waiting for you!

(Downtown, downtown…)

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…Well, I had fun writing and belting this out, even if the occupant in the room didn't sljdkfdsjkf

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"Where did you come from?"

Actually…I don't know…

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"I'm so honored to stay at the same place she is!"

Wait, really?! Yesssss xD I really hope I can see her!

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"It prefers to be outdoors often, but I can't cater to its needs all the time."

Oh! A Shinx? Interesting!

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"Hmm...it doesn't seem And it looks like you haven't travelled much at all."

Oh…

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No-one can learn – wait?! That's such a convenient innovation! I don't need to click more buttons just to see who on my team can learn it xD

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"I don't know where it comes from, but it never fails to appear."

Ooooh, nice! Can we grab that item in the day?

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…Never mind askj.dhsakf I see our protagonist-of-few-talents also missed basic swimming class. Had we stayed on the sinking cruise, we would have literally been dead in the water,

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"Huh? What's a Golden Surfboard? It's an item you can use to cross waters without needing the HM Surf!"

When I get the Badge, I'll consider that xD and do you lovely readers want to know where I get such items?

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Right here!

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"I found coins! It's pretty common for people to drop them. Keep your eyes wide open!"

I'm glad this feature from the games has made it here xD

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"No that's it. I'm done with this. I'm going to flush my Coin Case down the toilet!"

Wait – you can always lend it to me!

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*sighs…*

…Okay. Even if I don't have it, we stan positive choices and vibes in this place –

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0_______0

I know I compare them all the time, but… any mention of Pokémon Reborn from the NPCs makes me break out in hives sdfhdk

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I think it's the difference between me knowing stuff, like how one game was inspired by the other, and the NPCs confirming that the world is connected. I have a bit of an aversion to the game kdsjfk

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"Your Lotto number is 15622. I'm sorry, you didn't get a match…"

Typical.

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But these look more promising. TMs for Flash and Hidden Power?

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But this is the big prize. Spoink is the one I'm eyeing, as a future Psychic type. And I can't say the others light up my heart with joy.

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And finally, a new named area equals a new encounter!

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I've seen so many cool options here. Like a Butterfree, with helpful STABs and Psychic for the next Gym. We're out here checking out all the status moves-

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…Urgh.

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Okay, okay, that's mean. But come on. Of all the things I could've caught!

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Well, I guess that Moon Ball's being put to… good use…

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And her IVs are some the team's highest sdjfhskjf

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In her defence, I guess, her stats won't be awful for the early-game. Also, that status combo could be very helpful.

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She's a cute adorable cat. I wonder what her Shiny is –

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- dear lord, the edge sdhfdsjk

Sheba, at least you don't look infected like this lot sdljfkhlsdj

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This Breeder may look friendly, but I checked the wiki. A Level 15 Audino that could beat up my team. Come looking for levels up, and we'll be the piñatas.

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So our hotel trip ended with us getting denied a Shinx, catching a Skitty of all things, losing at lottery, getting wrecked by a trolley and scorned by the receptionist. I'm tempted to go full Venam and deafen this lot with angsty music.

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Further south of the city is a nice new encounter.

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Honestly, this place looks beautiful. It's one of the many things I love about Gearen City from a storytelling perspective. Unlike its Reborn counterpart, this place isn't full of gangs and drugs. It's nice. Pleasant. But not utopian. The tales of workers keen with a wistful edge. Things could be worse, but they could be so much better.

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That being said, I'm confused…I thought a Budew was wandering here, looking for a GourmetTreat. Is it gone? Did it get replaced? It's no matter, I have another encounter in mind.

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This should be the spot where I can get two encounters xD

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Yes! Also "The field is in full bloom" means that Grassy Terrain is on the field. Terrains are very powerful and custom-made in Rejuvenation, and imo massively contribute to the game's difficulty… Except in this case dskfhdsjkfh

The link is here: https://rejuvenation.fandom.com/wiki/Grassy_Terrain but to summarise, the terrain does a few things besides healing 'mons with 1/16th of HP and powering up Grass moves. For example:

- Wind-based moves and fire based moves gain a boost due to reacting with the grass below
- Sludge Wave and the Z-Move Acid Downpour change the field to a corroded field (wait...are Z-Moves a thing in this game too? D:)
- Some Grass moves like Coil and Growth get strengthened, while some moves like Surf and Earthquake get weakened

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It takes a while, but we KO the Panpour. Its stats and coverage as a mixed sweeper look tempting for the late-game, but I worry for when we'll get a Water Stone. Knowing Rejuvenation, we'll only grab one five Badges later with many 'mons fighting for it. Would I evolve that monkey and miss out on, say, a Starmie?

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I switch in Blink and Lime to take on my catch. Last run, I trained a Spearow to the level cap of 20. He fought Venam's Gym and other evolved 'mons as a mighty Fearow, with high enough Attack and Speed to win many fights. So, we need that power as soon as possible.

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There we go!

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Ares the Fearow was one of my earliest deaths. I don't want to name you after him, but I think Mercury is fitting for your speed and power.

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…What little of it you have ;p sorry, I am just salty about the Calm Nature.

As for the rest of this - Sniper boosts crits, I'm glad his Speed is high but his Attack IV and Nature could be better. Smogon is weeping at the IVs on my catches so far ;p

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But still, we need to train him heaps to hit the level cap. We've got a long way to go 'til the big 2-0.

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Finally, a full team… But one I'll be changing very quickly.

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We may already have an Electric type, but I've decided to pay a visit to the Velvet Building in the Gearen Apartments.

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"The floor contains a small branch of a growing company from Grand Dream City. I don't suppose you've heard of our new Poke Ball technology? Whether you have or haven't yet, we'll play a little game. I have two prototype Balls in my hands as I speak."

Hey, I'll take something free.

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"A Mineral Ball is great at catching Mineral type Pokémon. These would be Rock, Steel and Ground types."

That sounds very cool! I'll save it dskhskjf someday we'll need a Steel type with those epic resistances.

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"Perhaps you'll hear about it soon!"

Ooooh! I hope so!

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And now, it's time. Between a Shuppet and Pachirisu.

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"…The Pachirisu is feeling feisty!"

I really hope this choice is worth it.

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"Pachirisu took a battle stance!"

Alright Sheba, it's time to see what you can do!

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…That's not a lot of damage, Sheba.

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But hey, at least you took hits well! xD

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If our new friend was a guy, I'd name him after Sejun Park of VGC Pachirisu fame. But she's not, so I'll just give her a name meaning "winning" xD

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Oooooh, this feature is awesome! I box the cat for the time being.

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Oh my god yes xD

Electroweb is a fascinating move. Lowering Speed and applying across Double Battles could prove crucial for fights to come. Plus, she gets Pickup?! This is incredible, we could find all the badass items and sell them.

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"Coming home and seeing everyone smile is enough to keep me going!"

That sounds interesting, I…

I…

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A-Anyway, another feature from Sword and Shield. We'll need things like this for later.

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"You know something funny? Neverwinter used to be a tropical paradise! But ever since the region split apart, the climate has drastically changed."

Split apart…?

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There are so many strange things about this place, huh… but at least I have seven catches. The team needs training, though.

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Like – okay, check out this Trainer card. The squares represent all the Badges that we have to get, and the numbers on each one represent the level cap we have to meet – where the Gym Leader's ace will be. As you can see, we have a long way to go until…

…Eighteen?

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They lowered the level cap?! After what we go through to get Venam's Badge, including facing fully evolved Pokémon? Things I've not dared to hint yet?

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It's a spanner in the works, as we can't evolve Mercury at all. But it could be worse, I guess…

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But hey, I still need to train up the team. We have a long way to go until Level 18, so if we can -

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- oh my god?!

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A few rounds later, and she breaks free from the first Ball. Shiny Clause is in effect, making her a legit catch so long as I didn't Shiny-hunt for her on purpose (which I assure you, I didn't - I genuinely just meant to train here).

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Come on, come on…!

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Yes!

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My nicknames are so creative and original, you guys ;p

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For a Fletchling, your Nature and stats beat Tesla's. Sure, you're frailer defensively. But you can hit hard and fast, with a near-perfect Attack IV.

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Some training and healing-up later, and I'm consistently impressed. Blink and Oxygen's Sonicbooms wipe out everything. Victoria's on triple-duty – gaining EXP, switch-training Mercury and Raven and using Pickup!

I am…honestly proud of them xD

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Gang members are here. I'm guessing Venam wipes all out who want to stop her from showing up.

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And she wipes them out like that xD

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Nice nice xD

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Thank you kindly ~

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"again…I've been fatally wounded. This time for real. I cannot go anymore. All I ever- *COUGH* was a Berry from the Berry Emporium… Ren, please…this is my last request…I need the succulent, beautiful, EMPOWERING taste of the Oran Berry. Please…just do it for me?"

Come on, this is getting old now dsjkchsfd

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VENAM: "PLEASE."

…Ren, please dunk her in the water ;p

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Ooof xD

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REN: "Yeah, yeah. Just open the door."

Ha xD gettem!

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REN: "You're a girl? Had me fooled. I thought you were just a feral Primeape with no direction."

Ouch ;dsgvhfdakg

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"Oh nice going Ren. You're embarrassing me in front of my new friend! Sky can you believe this guy?"

Awwww.. Venam calls me her friend 🥺

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*Raises hand awkwardly*

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"So of course we're friends now! Anyway, it sounds like you two already met so I'm going to do my thing."

Awwww dsfjkhdk but one sec! That makes it sound like I filled the thing with wasabi!

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"Let's go go go!"

Of course she rushes in first.

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"Sorry for eavesdropping, but I heard the Professor talking to you about meeting Melia in the forest."

Oh. God. That…

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"There's an old power grid that the city still uses despite the actual sewer system being abandoned."

Oh? Jan and Zumi's self-insert magic never modernised that? ;p

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"if she could fix it herself."

…I'm sorry, what?

I'm now remembering bits and pieces of this story as they come back to me lkjdshf I have cool tech friends at my age (23) who studied things like Engineering at the best uni around here. They build robots and mess with ethernet cables. I still wouldn't expect one to fix the power of a city by themselves, so…how can this kid do it?

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"Anyway, we shouldn't keep the ladies waitin'. Let's go."

Ahhhh okay aslkjdfldshj but still! This seems like an improbable skill level for someone so young, it seems unrealistic…I say, as if I didn't just see a woman yeet Venam through a roof...

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"name is quite misleading."

Ooooh, it got a redesign! And this music is badass as ever xD

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Been there, done that already xD

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"Don't worry though, I'll carry us through. They'll be quivering in fear in no time!"

Uh…if you say so?

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"Uh, yeah. Come on. Let's go."

…So long as you don't kill my catch here, we're cool.

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"Oh wait, they can't. The authorities don't know about this place."

Oh great. A child's trying to fix the sewers that the higher-ups dare not touch. Yeah, this won't go wrong in any way.

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REN: "Luca, we're just trying to get to the grid. Could ya quieten down a bit?"

LUCA: "Nope! Time to battle!"

Ren and me seem kinda similar in moments like this, huh sdlkfhdsk

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Oooooh, Intimidate! Such a cool Ability xD you know what else works in Doubles?

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This! xD

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Unfortunately, Poison Gas also hits us both…

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But we team up and get through it!

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And Ren is at hand to help heal us after every fight.

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"ya? I'm thinkin' like…maybe a thousand? Is that good for your skin?"

God, I don't want to know…

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Hmmm, what door is this, let me –

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Oooooh, these are our options for an encounter! I am using Charm on Ren's Growlithe to stop him slaughtering them both.

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Poochyena gets Howl and evolves at an early level (15) which should be excellent for this Gym. Gulpin evolves later, but she has an excellent support movepool including learning Toxic by level-up. But we can hatch a special Poison type later on…

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In the end, Ren makes the decision for me. I don't mind this, though. Ren went for the 'mon he could most easily get a KO on. So Gulpin may have greater survivability overall…

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Yes!!! I would like to thank Victoria's Pickup for the Great Ball, which I used to make extra sure the Gulpin wouldn't break out and get killed by Ren.

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Violet's coming with me xD and Lime is sent away. He can't do much against Poison types here.

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Still no defensive IVs, huh…

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But Yawn is a great move. Seriously, this line is underrated. She even learns Poison Gas right after this!

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It's called grinding, my dude k.kfhdskjf

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Thankfully, Ren's powerful Growlithe makes training as painless as possible!

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It's okay!

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Ooooh! Hopefully we can beat this guy up nice and easily!

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…Oh no.

Ren...help...

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T-Thank you for roasting that Timburr, Ren. You saved us from a potential death...

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Clobbopus is my favourite Fighting type ever xD such a cute 'mon! I'm glad that the rest of this fight passed by without incident.

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Some cool move choices for Violet later (Amnesia is an epic move for her) and I grab the Coin Case that had presumably been flushed down the hotel toilet. I…don't want to touch it, but… I have to.

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"So what if I stole something from the Berry Emporium? She has so many Berries in stock that she won't even notice the difference."

Somehow, I doubt that. This clerk is sharp as hell…

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Awwww, they have (rare) Noibat here! I don't know why, considering that Noivern evolves super late, but hey lsdjkfk other 'mons include your Trubbishes and Grimers via fishing, so it's nice to see something different. I switch in Sheba for the next fight.

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Oh how little you know...

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I'm missing screenshots in this haze, but basically this Growlithe is slaughtering everything xD

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Kid, it's a nuzlocke! I have to win everything!

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Oh come on! Sheba's adorable xD

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Sorry for catching and training 'mons, I guess?

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VENAM: "Tch, whatever. This is where we're supposed to be. Come on!"

Wait – not yet! I want to fight more-

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"The power flickered again, and at such a *convenient* time. Looks like they're already locked in, and we're locked out."

Oh god...so Venam's trapped in there? D:

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Okay, if you say so…

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…This whole thing makes me feel like I'm in "worried teacher mode". Before my new job, I worked as a Teaching Assistant in a laege secondary school and spent my time supporting lots of teenagers' learning. And now I'm feeling anxious and protective over random video game teenagers k;sdfkjdhb

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Also, Sheba learned a Fairy move! Attract is not as useful as Sing, especially not against Venam's (presumably all-Female) team, so away it goes.

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It doesn't OHKO, but…it's still useful!

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"What do we have to do to reset the generator again…? I think Melia told me how to do it once. It went something like… '3 + 1 + 2 is the solution to our generator resetting problems.' 3 + 1 + 2… But what could it mean? Those numbers together equal 6, but is that relevant? Perhaps we need to activate the generators in a certain order? 3 + 1 + 2…"

Hmm…

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I think it's pretty obvious ldjfds

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And there we go!

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Well… it's not hard ;p

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"I was looking way too into it! Third generator, then the first generator, and then the second generator. Alright, with that settled, let's go finally meet up with Melia and Venam."

Yeah, I know it's the third generator… dfhdskf okay, I'm saying this now. I feel like this game talks wayyy too much. Especially when I have to transcribe it!

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Oooooh, a new edition from Sword/Shield! They change the stats that get raised or lowered, which would otherwise depend on a Pokémon's Nature. The Bold one makes Attack decrease slightly by level, but raises Defence. Now all I need is some Bottle Caps to fix the strange IVs of my team ;p

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Hmmmm…that door's still locked.

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"…… ………… ………….."

Hello... can I help you?

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Um…thanks!

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"Oh pardon me. I was just wondering how one would get to the other side here. There doesn't seem to be a way around this area."

Interesting...

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That's not good… one place I was looking for was the Sewer Café. A weird place where you could get better quality healing items. Did it get taken out in V13? Or, I wonder, is it on the other side here?

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"I wonder what's inside? I'll have to speak to Venam sometime."

Hmmm... could this be the secret door that -

- Wait, who am I kidding. No spoilers!

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Alright…we're ready to go.

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"She has fatally struck me once again…"

REN: "Are you seriously trying to swindle Melia now? You know she won't fall for that."

This xD I may have come out of concern for you, Venam, but I'm not always thrilled to hear from you lskjhfsdk

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???: "Venam, I'm trying to concentrate. Please keep it quiet on set!"

This exactly!

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"I'm just soooo bored. You said you'd be done with this hours ago…"

Do you really think it takes this short a time to fix such a massive... urgh. Never mind.

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"But I'm trying my best to get things done. I promise! Oh, I'm sorry! I didn't know you guys got here already. I was so engrossed in my work that I guess I zoned out my surroundings."

It's cool, so long as you don't shock yourself...

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I…

A-Actually…

"It took you so much work…to find me."

…You do, too.

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VENAM: "Did everyone meet Sky before me?"

Haha… it's okay Melia! T-That's all I remember you for, too...!

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MELIA: "Ah…So, that's what I'm confused about. As of now, there seems to be nothing wrong. But as you can see, the thing is still going haywire. It's quite old, though. Maybe this ol' guy is just falling over, finally"

And maybe I'd agree with you more if the music didn't just cut out.

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"experiment!"

MELIA: "Um, about that…When I got here the bags of garbage we left here weren't there. Looks like our experiment to turn garbage bags can actually turn into Garbodor under certain conditions is a fail."

Garbodor, still?

A fully evolved walking waste of a Pokémon? You planned to set that loose down here? I'm surprised you didn't say "f*ck it, let's Gigantamax the thing!"

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…H-Hey, you two.

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When you said the garbage bags weren't there…

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New music starts playing, like a Sinnoh remix, and…

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I'm gonna say something about Melia that this game used to bring up massively.

She's like a Shiny Pokémon magnet. I'm not kidding. Even if the Shiny is a walking, fully evolved monstrosity.

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VENAM: "Wait – Melia – there are three of them! I think…I think our experiment worked!"

Yeah, great job there Venam!

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O-Oh no…

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MELIA: "T-This thing doesn't look very friendly!"

Okay you three, we need to move. This battle could've changed from last time – and Garbodor usually evolves at what, the late 30s?

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R-Ren?!

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Ren, what are you –

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- I-I know it went well last run, but…

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I-If my team die to this, I'm gonna kill you!

I would normally not leave things on a cliffhanger, but lkjdfhgkd when I had this typed up on Word, the text and transcription alone were nearly 5k words dskkfjs and I have a packed weekend. But we will see how this goes next time! See you then xD

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