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  1. Interesting question. I wonder what gave you this idea? But that's not what I had planned. This is Reborn, not another popular fangame from this forum (which I won't name because sort of spoilers?) Thank you (don't sell yourself short though, we all have huge margins for progress). Plot twist: she's actually the real antagonist this entire time. Proof: she barely ever does something useful and instead embarks you in this ridiculous utter mess where you somehow narrowly escape death many times! Thank you! You'll probab
  2. Yes, that's a bit what I had in mind with my "blue sky mosaic" metaphor. You can have something that looks like a blue sky despite having many misplaced tiles. Very true. I too understand that the devs wouldn't want to release a final version which isn't as clean as possible. I'm pretty sure most of us (I included) are with you on this.
  3. Well, why would he enjoy that? Very few real people would, and an even tinier fraction of first-world math students. Don't blame Florinia for it, she's not exactly responsible for it, is she? If Gabriel can't just decide to remove himself entirely from this business, it's also his problem... (and don't start hating "ally" characters, you won't have enough left for the bad guys ) About how he got himself into this mess... Well, there's a bit of a plot point here, that's why it's not explained. I guess it's also related to the fact that no one we've seen so far would be
  4. The beauty of wild nature... Mountain hikes... The high-stakes battles to (eventually) save children... 

    Alas, what can one expect, when they're assigned something by the Novel Nihilist? 


    The Odd One Out has a new chapter. 


    1. Evi Crystal

      Evi Crystal

      Ooooh. Can wait how's the battle with Cal is gonna be😁


      Please be gentle with Gabriel

    2. Mindlack


      I? Not being gentle with Gabriel? Surely you're thinking of someone else. 🤣



    3. Evi Crystal

      Evi Crystal

      My girl Vicky please.... She'll go beserk for sure...🙁

  5. Making pictures is time-consuming, but the finale is almost over -- although you won't have it before a few weeks. If I'm staying in the "one per week" rhythm, that makes the last (Part 2) chapter on the day after Christmas. It may not be a read for Christmas anyway, so that's perfect. Anyway, here's a new chapter! Hope you'll enjoy it. Chapter 41: Fire Fighter Player's note: (re the Cal battle) Author's note: Character rates:
  6. From the item guide ( https://www.rebornevo.com/forums/topic/41661-item-guide-v18-void-kissed/ ) IIRC Blazikenite and Swampertite can't be obtained yet.
  7. Yay, good news! I didn't know you could downgrade from Windows 10 to Windows 7 -- you may have been the luckiest of us all. ^^ Just a word of caution on pictures. Especially if you're not using exactly the game's own screenshots, it's surprisingly time-consuming. But you wrote that you would take your time until V13 (a decision that is completely understandable -- what the Rejuv dev team is planning in route 4 looks absolutely huge, and it'd be a right shame to force yourself not to use it because you'd have reached it too soon), so perhaps it won't be a concern.
  8. Okay, so it wasn't a bug in the end. I found out from CosminCosman on Discord that Kiki's mons were EV invested, with level*1.5 EV in every stat. That makes it just possible (with unfavorable rounding or perhaps a display thing that keeps enemy mons green if they're less than 1 HP under 50%) that Meowstic took 59-60/119 HP from Medicham; similarly, the Swoobat had probability 7/8 to OHKO. I just got unlucky damage rolls.
  9. Don’t worry, it’s been like that for a while and no one complained.^^ Remember? “The AI is so broken I’m surprised it ever functioned.” I don’t know how it’s exactly like – but here’s an analogy which I hope isn’t too far off the mark. Imagine a 20,000-tile mosaic (so that any two tiles have the same shape) representing a blue sky (so that two tiles have similar colors). Or, maybe, one of the Reborn tile puzzles, except much, much bigger and without recognizable shapes or colors. You know approximately how it’s supposed to look like in the end, but n
  10. How do you manage Terra? With Ciel, she’s one of the Gym Leaders where I just can’t seem to make anything work, so I end up spamming healing items, especially for Quagsire which doesn’t care about set-up mons. Ciel I always eventually cheesed after setting up a mon right under the Togekiss’s nose and making it sweep. I also struggled with Hardy. Shade was an issue in my two completed playthroughs but I swept it in the third one. I remember beating Charlotte first try in my first playthrough (with a Magneton’s Sturdy being the deciding factor in the end, while the Prankster Damp
  11. It’s quite possible indeed. However, so far it gave me the right info on Pokemon levels, movesets, and the right ballpark for damage... so did the devs specifically change the ev spreads since the wikia’s last update? (or is it just the first modification I catch) That’s why I would really be interested in a non-conjecture answer.
  12. He's aware of it, but climbing Mount Pyrous to challenge Cal (whose strength he doesn't know) doesn't exactly sound like a test of mental health either, so he doesn't understand the point. That would be so mean of me to do this to him. But I can't let him escape the resolution of the plot, can I? (By the way, I think I wrote it in an earlier chapter, but it's really not a straight trip to Kalos).
  13. But HP/Sp.Def aren't specific stats of Lucario or Medicham, are they? And the wikia disagrees -- apparently the first EV trained ace is Serra's. (Though it could of course be incorrect or outdated)
  14. There are some who will give riddles to people they want to assess. And there are others, who ask them to instead climb mountains. Guess which category is Kiki? Guess which category Gabriel would have preferred? 


    The Odd One Out has a new chapter online! 



    (PS: If you didn't answer: "the category of people who will take care of Reborn City and help him go home", you might have been wrong ^^)

  15. I know I should EV train, but I don't want to do it right now. I'll probably do some later, before some harder battles than these. But that's not my question here.
  16. Hey! Thank you for all your answers in the poll! I'm closing it now, but feel free to comment. You won't have any battle this chapter... But don't worry, you'll have plenty in the following chapters... After all, it's called a finale for a reason. So I'm writing the finale of Part 2, making the pictures (which takes a lot of time because battles, among others), so Part 2 should be completely online by the end of the year. Chapter 40: Novel Nihilism Character rates:
  17. Hello, I'm not sure this is actually a bug, but I've just been fighting Kiki and I have had a couple of Psychic attacks that damaged their enemies a bit too little. The thing is, I'm using the wikia to get the EVs/IVs of my opponents, so perhaps it's incorrect or I'm doing the wrong calculations. Everything uses Smogon's S/M damage calculator. Here are the two situations: 1) Swoobat using Psychic against the Lucario (lv 40, 30 IVs HP/SpDef, no EVs and neutral nature according to the wikia). Swoobat is Simple and used one Calm Mind (so +4
  18. Do you know which color the lake is supposed to be on Azurine Island in Reborn 18.4.1? I'm on my first visit, and it's blue. But in TTar's playthrough (for instance), and in my memory as well, it was always brown at that point... Am I mistaken or is there something wrong?

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    2. Mindlack


      Thank you, cass! So, it’s nothing to worry about? 

    3. andracass


      yup! it'll be fixed next release.

    4. Mindlack


      Okay, thank you again! 


  19. I have just finished the first draft of the last part of Part 2's finale of The Odd One Out. 😢

    I'll probably need to retune it a bit, write the latest chapters' character rates...

    And then there will be all the pictures for the chapters 41-45. 😨

    I said it earlier, the idea is one of the earliest ones I had and one of those I was most eager to write. So I really hope it works and you enjoy it...

  20. IIRC they did a lot of work so it's really not the Essentials AI anymore, so much that it's a massive chunk of code, with at least thousands of lines. This kind of length and complexity makes it very easy for tiny mistakes to have dispoportionately large impacts, completely straying from the intended behavior (or worse, weird combinations of correct and subtly wrong code to produce something that looks like a mostly correct output). That's really hard to debug. And it's not even in the "oh, what a nice puzzle" way, more in the "omg, how do I untangle this 1000-string knot?" way. A
  21. Mindlack


    Okay... It's been about a day, so I hope you have managed to calm down. First, regarding an easy mode: do you realize that's a lot of work, given the sheer number of battles? You very probably won't get it from the devs, especially when you so rudely demanded. X-Items are indeed available after 7 Department Store stickers (in Obsidia), but they're easy to miss or to give up on (*cough forest puzzle cough*). Here are the locations: https://www.rebornevo.com/forums/topic/9720-sticker-guide-episode-18/ There is also a variety of options if you still wa
  22. Ugh... Every time I'm seeing one of these jerk-allies, I can't help but wonder how exactly they were educated. Are manners so rare a sight in the Pokemon world? (or perhaps parents are). Also, it's very suspicious that the natives believe that Felicia is lying before even meeting her. Could there somehow be something unnatural at play here? Good chapter. I'm looking forward to the next ones.
  23. Sometimes I should just sleep instead of writing late as if I was trying to get nightmares...


    I just finished the first draft of the second-to-last chapter of the second part of The Odd One Out. Here are the last sentences:



    "Gabriel, are you alright?"


    I certainly wasn't.


    I didn't know any word, any idiom, any expletive in any language that could remotely express how utterly terrified and panicked I was.  


    ... I think this finale is going to be online for Christmas. How ironic. 

  24. I'm not very good at the game (and often abuse shift mode+items, especially for this fight) so don't hold my suggestions in too high an esteem. But perhaps you could detonate Electrode? It's a roll, but IIRC Explosion is pretty broken in early gens. You should check it, but it's possible that Electrode outspeeds and oneshots Garchomp with it. About the Quagsire and Palossand, I'd advise that you teach Arcanine Roar (I think it can relearn it). The seed effects are forgotten (and the seed is consumed) once Terra's mons switch out, so they get their regular weaknesses back. I'm not s
  25. Trubbish is also good for Acid Spray if I recall correctly. But if we’re speaking Bug types, I should also suggest Kricketune, who is (the) one Pokemon that’s absolutely great for all the early game.
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