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  1. 66 points
    For updates on the status of V13, please click here!
  2. 47 points
    Welcome to Pokémon Desolation - Story - What is a dream? A series of thoughts? Images? Sensations? No... perhaps it's something more? Welcome to the Ayrith Region, a large land mass split into several islands. Ayrith is clouded in mystery, with strange, inexpiable events happening in every corner. However, somewhere deep down, there is something more to this mystery. Something unexpected, impossible even. You will uncover this secret, and go down in history. What is your dream? Is it to be a hero? The outcome of Desolation is strongly based on the choices you make. Choose wisely. - Features - - Obtainable List - - Episode 5 - Somnium - Important Note 1: If you are updating from E4, you may continue to E5 content by entering your room in the Cellia Manor. Important Note 2: Episode 5 runs on a new, faster engine, MKXP. To run Desolation, use 'game-z.exe'. If you have issues with game-z, instead try running 'game.exe'. Finally, please note that during the update to Gen 7 and the movement to the new engine, many move ID's had to be shifted, resulting in a small number of instances where Pokemon have different moves than they should (ONLY in save files created prior to E5). - Download Links - 7 Badges are available as of this release. Version 5.1, 07/07/2020 For those of you updating from 5.0.4/5.05 and want a smaller, manual patch for 5.1 - download THIS file (4 MB) and extract its contents into Desolation's root directory (the one with game.exe), overriding the previous content. Do not load this update from the Manor Basement, Silver Rise, Bountilia Island OR Odis Village Windows Mirror 1: Mega (521 MB) Mirror 2: Drive (521 MB) Mac Mirror 1: Mega (524 MB) Mirror 2: Drive (524 MB) Created by Caz, Ruby Red, and Posty Thanks to andracass for creating a Mac version of the game Feels good to be back Want to lend me a hand? Support me on Patreon! - Other Screenshots - - Credits - - Full Cover Art (downloadable) - PBS files can be downloaded by clicking here
  3. 41 points
    This is an except from my Patreon: "Every version I get a lot of questions asking what contributes to what ending. Will this decision put me towards the good ending? Maybe the bad? The worst? I became sort of tired of these questions, but I understood that it's because nothing is really clear outside of obvious circumstances. For example, the true ending of the chapter involving Melanie. If you get the good option, you'll know. If you get the bad ending, you'll know. But what about other choices in the game? How will I know? It's a long game and I would like to know which choices matter, etc. Well, from v13 and onward, you will know! Every quest that contributes to any ending will notify you. But what do I mean by "notify"? =============================== Quests that contribute to the good and true ending will display like this: https://imgur.com/XhoXDzZ Quests that don't necessarily contribute to any ending will display like this: https://imgur.com/WQPPJYX =============================== But this transparency isn't limited to quests. Any decision you make will clearly display which path it set you down. Decisions that contribute to the good ending will display: https://imgur.com/pzjphHj Decisions that contribute to the bad ending will display: https://imgur.com/APSyL8U ...And decisions that contribute to the worst ending will display: https://imgur.com/hpCBLyz This is all very WIP and the gears will disappear moments after they're displayed. I'll probably make custom graphics for each one, but for now, these are their placeholders. =============================== Speaking of Quests... They've also gotten an overhaul with the use of Quest Cards! These are just a few examples of the new Quest cards I'm working on. Really excited for them and gives each quest their own feel of importance. As shown above, each card will be personally stylized as well. Overall this is mostly a cosmetic change rather than a gameplay/mechanic change. Just one of those things I'm working on when I'm tired and requires not much effort from me." Let me guys know what you think. Any suggestions? Anything else you want clarity on? This is a great time to ask as I'll be watching this thread closely for a while. ...63% hype... Even though most of that is inflated bc of Gen 8 stuff.... But still!!
  4. 40 points
    Hey all! As you know I'm the new spriter/artist for Desolation, and since I've been working on this for nearly a year I have some goodies to show... But first! How this'll work is that whenever I have enough art to show, I'll just reply to this topic with it and edit this main post to include it, along with the upload date of the newer images! Easier for you and me to keep track that way~ also some shameless plugs,,, my twitter, instagram and tumblr uwu Lets goooooooooooo New Desolation Logo: Cover Art: Character Art: Character Icons: Thanks for stopping by, everyone! I hope you liked the new character art! **Note, This thread is for all Official Artwork for the Game, If you have created fanart, please post it in this thread here!**
  5. 38 points
    well... This batch is out a lot earlier than I initially planned for, but considering I have a lot of work I need to do this upcoming week that isn't Rejuv related, I felt it'd be a good thing if I did this one in advance. And lo and behold - probably the largest batch of characters thus far! ...If you don't count the rift mons from one of the previous batches, that is. Whatever the case, let's take a look at the characters that received art. As a continuation of chapter 12, Mosely received art of both her regular timeline outfit and her bad future outfit. Next to that, we've got the Bad Future editions of Kenneth, Amber, Tesla and Valarie, along with Melanie, Melia in her Absolute God Mode(TM) outfit (for a lack of better terms. honestly i don't think Jan ever gave it a proper name), Souta and Rift Aelita! And speaking of rifts, as a bonus, I've added artwork of Rift Garbodor as well. Might as well, no? Here they are! Rift artwork: man, did i tell you guys i love drawing spooky shit? because i do. it's so incredibly fun. y'all should try it sometimes if you're used to drawing mostly bright and colorful stuff. it's SUCH a nice change of pace Also, as a general note, I've sorted the full resolution artwork per chapter now in the albums! Some characters that appear in new batches of art might be sorted in a different chapter than the batch of art they appeared in when looking at the full res art albums. This was i.e. the case for Amanda who got placed in Chapter 1, as is the case for Mosely as well -- her regular outfit is placed within Chapter 4's album. This is done to avoid spoiling people who might need the art for stuff like thumbnails (or just wanna see the art) for content they haven't reached yet in the game. Hope that clears up any confusion people might have with how the artwork is sorted. regardless, as per usual, all the art can be found back in the official art thread, along with bonus icons! i haven't done the wallpapers yet this time around bc i'm a lazy bastard but i'll have them done by the time the next batch rolls around. anyways, that's all for now! see y'all later o7
  6. 23 points
    Guys... This is a status thread for v13. Which means only posts regarding v13 should be in here. If you have trouble with a fight, please make another thread or something. Even when, again, most of the trouble here seems to be from a LACK of understanding basic field mechanics. But I don't think that's being received. This thread has constantly gone off topic so I think it's time for a time out. It'll be open again in the future, but for now I think it's better to lock things up.
  7. 15 points
    update: this is no longer a beta! the e18.3 beta has been released! finally, mac and linux users can play the game without WINE. get it here! What's New: we have a whole new engine! the sole purpose of e18.3 is to take this engine and give it to you. for the sake of this post (and likely future posts): RMXP is the old engine. this is what you've been running for every episode up to now. it is still included in the windows download as Game.exe. MKXP is the new engine. this is what you're running if you use the mac and linux versions. it is Game-z.exe in the windows download. both engines are included in the windows download for the sake of accessibility: MXKP has stricter hardware requirements than RMXP, so in the event that the new engine doesn't work on your computer you aren't locked out of playing the game. (Known) Minimum Requirements: Windows/Linux: OpenGL 3.3+ Mac: OSX 10.12+ Changes: RMXP: + animations are now pre-loaded when you open the game. this effectively reduces the in-battle animation lag to 0. - the R/S, FRLG, and D/P fonts have been removed. plus some other minor changes. MKXP: + exists! What changes for MKXP: it is much faster in general. this is its main advantage over RMXP. the difference will probably blow you away. the screen can be resized manually. you no longer are stuck with three particular screen sizes that can only be changed in options. it does not require you to install the fonts. the F1 menu has been removed. in a later update, it will allow you to change the controls; right now it does nothing. (this will be updated if i find out i missed something) Known issues for MKXP: the f1 menu doesn't work don't be scared off by the fact that this is still in beta- it's mostly in beta because it's still missing some features and is relatively untested, meaning some fatal errors might still be uncaught. if you get an error, there are reporting threads for windows, mac, and linux. bugs with the game itself (things that are not exclusive to MKXP) should still reported on the general bug reporting subforum. hope you all enjoy the new engine!
  8. 15 points
    If you were curious about the new route theme for Route 4... Be curious no longer!
  9. 14 points
    I can't believe this is my first post on the forums. Introducing the un-holy trinity
  10. 11 points
  11. 11 points
    i keep making memes i cant stop myself someone help m No spoilers / spoilers up to E4 E5 spoilers
  12. 11 points
    Rejuv fanart dump that already exists on my art thread, but oh well ~ A week late, oops. :')
  13. 11 points
    This one was worth getting the copyright claim
  14. 10 points
    More proof that Deagan is the dumbest character in Pokemon Rejuvenation.
  15. 9 points
  16. 9 points
    This has been converted into a V13 discussion thread! Things are a bit more leniant, however, please do not ask for in game help here. There are other places for that. Also we're on a "one strike and you're out" type deal. If this thread goes horribly off topic once more, it's jail time once again!
  17. 9 points
    Probably not. It'd look cool but im unsure if the work is worth it atm. No need to put two successful queens against each other . Rejuv and Reborn exist together and compliment off each other.
  18. 8 points
    THIS GAME IS NOT ALLOWED TO REPUBLISHED OR DISTRIBUTED (WHETHER IT IS MODIFIED OR NOT) ANYWHERE BY ANYONE OTHER THAN THE DEVELOPERS OF THE GAME, RAZ AND MIZZY - - - INTRODUCTION - - - Pokémon Daybreak is a fangame made in Pokemon Essentials, and has been in the works for around 2 years by an extremely small development team. For incentive, we have explored: the Pokémon anime and games, real world locations, mythical legends and more. In no way do we receive any profit for this fangame or anything related to such. We are protected under fair use laws and do not intend to breach those. - - - STORY - - - A meteor has struck, and you, the local professor's new assistant are assigned to the case. However, some mischievous individuals have beat you to it; and are inspecting the meteor for their own purposes. Who are they, and why is the meteor imperative? Pokémon Daybreak introduces the enigmatic region 'Armira', and is centralised around storytelling and challenging gameplay. The game is aesthetically beautiful and there are many unique locations you will encounter on your journey, such as a meteor crash site, a castle and a cherry blossom forest. Themes of exploitation, greed, and history are examined and lore is dotted all throughout the game. Take on the challenge of becoming Pokémon Champion in the all-embracing region of Armira! - - - FEATURES - - - A new and expensive region, 'Armira' 10 Gyms, Elite Four + Champion About 14 hours of gameplay (excluding the Battle Island and Post Game) A custom dex of 600 Pokémon from ALL Gens! An intriguing, climactic story with new, original characters New custom regional forms/variants including: Water Arcanine, Fairy/Dragon Garchomp and more New custom mega evolutions, including those of Lapras and Heliolisk 'Dualeons' are a mix of two eeveelution types to create a new mon Quests (Including optional side-quests) The ability to see ALL encounters in that area from your menu Purely GBA-Themed, with Gen 3 Styled textures,music and many new, custom remixes The Battle Island! (Our version of the Battle Frontier) The 'Armiran Isles' Post-Game which concludes the rest of the story. Coming soon! An active discord where you can interact with other players, the developers, find a FAQ and more Discord: https://discord.gg/KQvnTp5 Download: https://www.mediafire.com/file/ht2nse3ox7fm24k/Pokémon+Daybreak+v1.5.6.2+(BASE).zip/file MANDATORY PATCH (fixes a big issue to do with file corruption): https://www.mediafire.com/file/m6y39bp361fcm01/Daybreak+v1.5.6.3+Patch.zip/file MORE FEATURES + SCREENSHOTS Mystery Gifts! MANY Easter eggs Some regional variants are available, such as Alolan Vulpix More Pokémon to be introduced as part of the Armiran Isles Update Some HMs have been replaced with equipment HMs are now TMs, and TMs are unlimited use Some Pokémon have new moves/movesets, for example Heliolisk can now learn Fire Blast New moves, such as 'Fairy Rush' (which is Garchomp Exclusive) No Z-Moves or Gigantamax Many side, optional areas where you can complete quests, find rare items and Pokémon, etc CREDITS: https://pastebin.com/raw/ESciac22
  19. 8 points
    Ahhh I keep telling myself to stay off this website because I keep seeing spoilers but I can't help it (ToT). I was holding off on posting fanart because I still haven't made it to the latest chapter (I just beat Aya ahaha I'm so behind) but now seems like the best time to post. I read that post by Amethyst on the development of Chapter 19 and I wanted to show my support with some art! Here are my favorite protagonists and my headcannons for them! I played Alice for my playthrough but my trainer's name is Kitchen and I chose a mudkip as my starter ^^ I have more art coming soon~ BTW I'm super new to forums, sorry if I did something strange or posted in the wrong area, I've never used forums for anything lol
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  21. 7 points
    It's been awhile, so I've decided to make an important announcement: I now work for the Department of Defense and am now making a healthy salary, which has put me in a much better spot than I was last year. Most of what I make will be put towards bills, savings, etc, while the rest will be put towards my game's annual budget. I will be getting back in touch with my artists and crew, to put something amazing together for all ya'll to see! Also, I have a corgi and his name's Pepin:
  22. 7 points
    The game is supposed to feel like real life and deals with complex themes. No time to sit and mourn, gotta grind and get the rest of your friends out of trouble.
  23. 7 points
    Hope you like it! Dont break the game, haha uwu
  24. 7 points
    These are the real Q's The answer is Ruby, unless Posty betrays her at the last moment. I'd be disqualified for literally disappearing into thin air.
  25. 7 points
    Welcome back, friend :]
  26. 7 points
    i hate to admit it but god dammit. god DAMMIT I KNEW I FORGOT SOMETHING WITH THE TWO OF THEM AUGH it's a minor detail though so at least it's an easy fix but EGHHHHGHHHH i'm a cLOWN i even had the team xen sprites next to me while working on it HOW DID I FORGET, ANYWAYS IT'S FIXED NOW ssdhfjskdfsdjfskd god. god, god, god--
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  29. 6 points
    the clamperl that kisses back
  30. 6 points
    From Everland to Reborn ~ Episode 76 This might literally be the longest episode ever and it's just a feel-good/chill one. I wonder what my word count for all of FEtR is so far lol Also, donut tri burning forests if you ain't authorized! Tbh donut do anything Sandy in game or in this fanfic suggests but prolly that goes for most of what Vanini does too lol I accepted helping out in city restorations, but I later realized that I chose the wrong job to help out with. Going out of my way to talk with strangers and convince them to do volunteer work was something that required carisma, and I had none of that. Perhaps that’s why Candy asked me if I’d need help, but she was too subtle about it for me to get her meaning. Complaining about my task led me nowhere, so I started walking aimlessly around the city. I approached people who, first of all, looked approachable, and second, looked like they had nothing better to do. I found a few sitting on park benches individually. Surprisingly some of them agreed to help out, but they didn’t add up to the quota of 10 people. I went to many of the wards, including Onyx, to which I hadn’t gone on my first tour of the renovated city. Onyx Ward had never been a site of PULSE damage and had been far enough from the earthquake’s epicenter so I wasn’t surprised to find it pretty much the same as I remembered it. The only things that were obviously different were the cleanliness of the streets and that most buildings had received a fresh coating of paint. However, I soon found that it had been altered more than I imagined. “Hey, isn’t that Vanilla? The albino girl who’s beating Team Meteor up?” “OMG why is she here? Is she giving a speech at school?” These were the kinds of conversations I heard as I approached OTS. Apparently students were the most impressionable by the recent events, and welcomed me as a celebrity of sorts, which felt both flattering and annoying at the same time. “I battled her when she had just arrived in Reborn,” boasted one of the guys to his friends, and then he looked at me. “Do you remember we did, Vanilla?” I remembered he was the blondie that had once collaborated with Fern to keep me out of Florinia’s Gym. “Yeah I remember you. Hope you no longer need to kiss Fern’s ass.” The kids laughed and teased him and he countered by pointing out that they had also been cowards with regards to Fern because he was the headmaster’s brother. I left the kids to argue among themselves who had been the biggest coward and carried on with my search of volunteers. I couldn’t get a single student to help out with the restoration, because apparently they were just days from final exam week and had no time to do much other than study, and apparently sit in groups to gossip. I didn’t press them much and left the Ward behind. When I was walking south through Obsidia, I noticed a small group of men smoking. I approached them, even though they didn’t see me with friendly eyes. “Hey, I’m looking for volunteers to help out in the city restorations. Would you be willing to give a hand?” The men looked at each other and laughed. “Lil girl thinks we can waste time helpin’ out for free,” said one of them. “Well, you seemed to have time to waste around smoking. Excuse me for assuming,” I said. “Ya know, people like us in the slums also gotta take a break like ya wealthy folk.” “Besides they be sayin’ they gonna fix the slums, and look they ain’t done anything yet. They be sayin’ Obsidia slums is next, but that’s all a load of bull. Why’d we wanna help people who give no sh*ts about us, eh?” “It takes a lot of money to fix any place, and all of you living here got no money to donate. People are donating to fix the slums, I assume, just that it’ll take longer than a place that gets a lot of funding from companies and wealthy people,” I said, even though I wasn’t too knowledgeable of the topic to go in depth about it. “However, if you’d help out in the restoration, we might finish the on-going projects faster and get to work on the slums faster as well.” “Ya may got a point but we ain’t got time to be working for free. Sorry lass, ya gotta find people with the luxury to volunteer.” I gave up on trying to convince these people since it appeared to be a waste of everyone’s time. Yet, when I was about to leave, I caught a glimpse of a familiar face. The familiar face also recognized me, but froze as though he had seen a truck about to hit him. “I’m no longer Aqua Gang,” said the guy whose nose I’d broken once, and who had also witnessed me steal a bunch of Aqua and Magma gang bikes a long while ago. “Please don’t hit me again.” “You’re no longer in Aqua Gang? Did Archer kick you out because I stole your bikes?” “No. I got a scolding for that, though. Thanks for asking.” “Razzy, you know the lil girl?” said one of the smokers. “Yeah, she’s Vanilla. Ya know, the girl who beat Maxwell in battle and disbanded the Magma gang.” “What? Brooo. We got a celebrity here huh? So Maxwell lost to this girlie, eh? No wonder he drinks like a sore loser.” “Do you think you could do better?” I snickered. “Maxwell wasn’t half as strong a pokemon trainer as any of the gym leaders I’ve defeated.” “The Magma gang getting dismantled was a matter of time. You just sped things up for us,” said Razzy. “The Aqua gang will also get dismantled in no time,” I said. “Its leader is an ass after all.” Razzy was quiet and bit his lips after I said this. He seemed to be at a loss on what to say, which I thought was odd, for he struck me as the type to speak as soon as a thought crossed his mind. “Don’t tell me,” I laughed. “He already sank his gang, didn’t he?” I half-meant it as a joke, for I had seen Archer only a few days ago, and didn’t think he looked any different from how he had looked before. At least, he didn’t seem to be as distressed as I hear Maxwell is, for losing his gang. “Kind of, yeah,” replied Razzy at last. “Ever since the city began to be renewed, we knew that it was a death sentence for us. They got us out of our hideout and the alleyway is now a little park. Our chief is trying to get us jobs to lead lives like everyone else, so even though he hasn’t openly said we’re done with Aqua gang, we kind of are, in practice.” “He lectured me on morality, judged me for having my gang, and yet he led one himself. He’s a hypocrite. It’s no wonder he got what he deserved.” “I don’t know about your gang, but we weren’t just any gang,” Razzy snapped. “Chief is a great man. He gave us a place to call home. We were doing good for the city, in our unique way, too. We fought the Magma gang that was robbing innocent people and doing all sorts of messed up stuff. We also fought this old woman that treated everyone like trash just cause she had lots of money, and now she’s a little more docile and doesn’t support illegal pokemon dealers. We did lots of stuff, even though people thought ill of us just for being a group of uneducated folk.” “Sounds similar enough to my own gang back in my hometown that I’ll still call Archer a hypocrite.” “Do what you want, fam. But in my opinion, you’re dead wrong about him.” “So he’s getting y’all jobs? What’s yours, Razz? I haven’t seen you dressed up with a necktie yet.” One of his smoker friends teased and pushed him playfully. “Cut that out,” Razzy said. “It ain’t chief’s fault that I’m a good-for-nothin’. He’s doing his best but last time, he tried to get me a job cutting trees and I accidentally annoyed a rattata that ended up scratching his arm. They also fired me the same day they hired me cause I let the tree fall down close to our supervisor and this obnoxious girl that was trying to negotiate with him. I think he wasn’t happy about me not dropping the tree on her. Anyhow, I don’t know if chief’s still trying to get me a job, but I ran from 7th Street so that I could avoid troubling him.” “So that’s why I’ve been seeing you around so often these days,” laughed his friend. “And wouldn’t you be interested in volunteering for the city restoration?” I asked, very casually. “You might learn a skill or two that might help you get a paying job in the future.” I was sounding like my father when he tried to convince me to work in his gunball factory for free when I was fifteen, but I didn’t think it would be a bad idea in this case. “Do you think they could give me free food? I’m sort of starving.” “I don’t know but I’m sure I can work something out with Adrienn.” “Alright then. I don’t know how I’ll mess up this time but count me in.” I was glad that this long conversation didn’t end up completely wasting my time. I told Razzy to meet Adrienn at the Grand Hall and to tell xem about his free food condition. If xe didn’t acquiescence immediately, I’d make xem when I met xem later. Since South Obsidia didn’t appear likely to get me any more volunteers, I visited the wards on the other side of the Opal Bridge. I was becoming tired of walking so I told Pikachu that we’d take a break and eat some ice cream. I remembered once getting a blue moon ice cream from Terra and giving it to Titania when we found her nearly starving in the water treatment center. Unfortunately, the ice cream lady didn’t have that flavor, kind of supporting what Titania had said about it being a rare flavor. I wasn’t picky when it came to sweets anyway. The only flavor I refused to eat was vanilla, because classmates teased me as a kid whenever I ate a vanilla flavored thing with “Vanilla eating Vanilla” jokes. Pikachu, however, appeared to prefer vanilla, so I happily bought one cone for him. I chose chocolate. We sat down on a bench in Opal ward to eat our ice cream while we watched the blue lake water reflecting sunlight and a few yachts coming and going. “It’s crazy that we were captured by the enemy only this morning,” I said. “Look at everyone just carrying on with their lives, blissfully unaware that this region’s champion lost her life to the terrorists’ boss.” It was apparently time for school children to go home, and I saw a bunch of families passing by us. One of the kids had a globe, which he let go of, but Pikachu extended a hand and grabbed it before it went away to the sky. The kid wiped away the tears that were only seconds away from falling, and thanked Pikachu and me for saving his globe. He skipped all the way until he and his mother turned on a corner and went out of our sight. “If only someone could come help us, don’t you think sometimes? Yet, it’s us that’s always doing the helping. Ame died because we couldn’t go save her, and no one else could do the saving... I wish the weight on my shoulders were a little lighter, but I guess I chose to be a heavy lifter when I decided to go down a rabbithole.” I licked some more of my ice cream, which slightly melted as soon as it touched my tongue. “This ice cream is lovely. How’s yours?” Pikachu tilted his disguise’s head and squealed loudly. I saw that he had stained the chest part of his cloak, but he didn’t appear to mind too much. We stayed sitting on the bench until I finished eating. Not long after, we stood up to get going. We still needed a couple more people to join the volunteers team. However, we were stopped in our tracks when we saw a sky blue-colored nidoran rush out of the ornate bush next to us. She made a quick turn and jumped onto Pikachu. At first, I thought it was a wild pokemon attack, but I judged, from the way she was burrowing her face in Pikachu’s disguise, this was not the case. “What’s this? A girlfriend of yours, Pikachu?” I said, but then frowned. I had unwittingly imitated sixth-sense Hazel. Pikachu shook his disguise’s head but allowed the nidoran to keep close to him. After another round of warm hugs, the nidoran separated from him, and noticing the stain on his disguise, said something to him in a language I couldn’t understand. Then, she ran in front of us and looked back and hopped, signaling us to follow her. Pikachu pulled onto the hem of my skirt and walked after her, so I followed suit. We walked all through Peridot ward up north to Jasper. We had already been there once, but it was still amazing to me how great a job the restoration had done in this ward. In the end, the nidoran led us to a leavanny who was handing out advertisements in a corner. I thought she looked out of spirit, for her antennae were droopy and her smile that always adorned Candy’s leavanny wasn’t on her face. She cheered up a little, though, when she saw her friend bringing us near her. (“Ynnie! Remember Pikachu? You made his one-of-a-kind disguise a while back,” said Nina. “Of course I do. His clothes are one of my proudest works,” Ynnie said. “But look at how dirty it is now. I can tell you’ve walked miles with just a look at your hem. And the yellow-ish stain, is it ice cream? I can’t let you go walk around like that now that I’ve seen you.”) I couldn’t understand anything they said, but the leavanny pulled on Pikachu’s disguise and Pikachu did his best to keep her from pulling up his clothes. I stepped in to help separate them, but the leavanny wasn’t happy about that. She shrieked some more to me, and pointed at the stain on Pikachu’s disguise. “What, you don’t like the stain, do you?” The leavanny nodded. “And you want to clean it?” The leavanny nodded again. I looked at Pikachu, who shook his body profusely, sending the disguise’s head flinging around. It would seem that Pikachu didn’t want to take off his disguise, though I didn’t know why until I took a peek at the Pokedex. Mimikyus are apparently self-conscious about their appearance under their cloaks. Something about some researcher dying from shock yadda-yadda. Even though I doubted my friend could look hideous enough to scare me, I chose not to push him to do what he wasn’t comfortable doing. “Give me a second,” I said to the leavanny, and started stretching my dress’ hem. Once I had gotten it to a good size, I ripped it apart and covered Pikachu with it. “Now no one can see you beneath that pink blanket,” I said to him. “Could you take off your disguise so she can clean it for you?” Pikachu didn’t answer, but the pink blanket shook once, twice, and moved to the left, leaving the skin of a pachirisu-looking mimikyu behind. The leavanny leaped on top of the cloak as though it were her prey, and ran away from us with incredible speed. Where she went to, I had no idea. I also didn’t know whether we were supposed to wait for her standing there, but really, couldn’t go anywhere else until she returned Pikachu’s cloak. We waited there for about ten minutes, when we saw someone heading towards us. It wasn’t the leavanny, and I wouldn’t have remembered who he was, had I not had a passing conversation about him with Razzy and his friends earlier. The ex-leader of the Magma gang seemed to recognize me too, for he stopped for a moment and hesitated whether or not to continue walking. Eventually, he decided to continue. “Vanilla. Long time no see,” he said. “I’ve come to replace my co-worker. Has she given you one of these?” He handed me an advertisement. I read it silently. The advertisement was for Titania’s gym, which was apparently going to start accepting challengers two weeks from now. Judging from the minimalistic design, I presumed Titania herself made it. “You’ve become quite the celebrity around these parts,” he said snarkily. “But I’ve also become famous in my own way as the Magma gang leader who was forced to dismantle his gang. Ironically, now your gang is dismantled too, what with the increased policing in Lapis Ward.” It appeared that this guy still believed that I had been part of Aqua gang, so I spoke to clear my name. I explained to him that I had never been part of the gang, but that had struck a forceful deal with Archer, which my side of the bargain involved defeating him in battle. Maxwell was surprised by this revelation. “You should’ve questioned my being part of Aqua gang,” I said. “I wasn’t even wearing a uniform. We both fell right into Archer’s trap.” “That annoying police-wannabe. Yet, even if I went to get revenge on him, nothing would change. Neither of our gangs can return.” “You’re surprisingly calm,” I said without irony. Had I been in his shoes, I surely would have chased Archer to the depths of Hell at once. “When I’m not under the influence of alcohol, I try to keep calm by reminding me that I want to be a different kind of person,” he said. “Once my fire was extinguished by you, I sought a lifestyle that didn’t rely on robbery or violence. I thought that maybe I could be happier that way, without having to worry about the police or the Aqua gang threatening my peace.” He raised the bunch of advertisements in his hand and laughed from his nose. “So far, I haven’t had much success. At least the money I get paid from handing these papers gets me alcohol. And I’ve made some new friends along the way, so maybe it’s not as bad as it could be.” Maxwell nodded to the nidoran and she ran around his legs in the path of an infinity symbol. “Nina and Ynnie lost their homes in Malchous Forest due to the deforestation. I think we can all relate to one another’s homelessness.” Since there still were no signs of Ynnie, the leavanny, Maxwell and I stood for some more time talking while he handed adverts to the occasional passerby. He was much more of a likeable character than Archer, which made me slightly remorseful that I gave a hand to the latter and became the reason his gang dismantled. Alas, I unfortunately had no choice: it was Shelly and Luna, or the gang of someone I didn’t know. My bias was clear. I also wasted no time in asking him whether he would be interested in volunteering for the city. He didn’t even think about it before he laughed and refused. “I don’t have anything against volunteering,” he said. “But now that I don’t steal, I need to make a living out of something, even if it’s this mind-numbing job. I have some loans I gotta pay off.” He also said that he had gotten this advertising job thanks to a connection he had, because otherwise no one would hire him. He was too known as a thief and troublemaker to be given a chance. However, he also clearly stated that he did not regret one bit about his lawless past. “Sure, the law dictates that stealing is wrong. Archer and his gang came down on mine like rabid dogs mainly due to that,” he said. “But what’s the law? A bunch of rules written by privileged people who know nothing about not having anything to eat or a roof to sleep under. And then, they say everyone’s got to follow those rules or they’ll get beaten. I don’t think I did wrong leading a gang that stole for a living. If I no longer steal it is because, well, you forced me to lose my gang, and also because they got me tired of running.” What irony! Had I accidentally happened by the Magma gang instead of the Aqua gang, I might’ve formed a better alliance with them. If I told them about our similar backgrounds as people who fought against the oppression of the law, I am sure that at least they would have shown me kindness that wasn’t in Archer’s vocabulary. I would’ve even helped them get rid of the Aqua gang without asking anything in return. Yet, I kept this information to myself, for it came in too late for it to do any good. At last, Ynnie came back with a bigger smile than before. She whistled a tune and showed all of us her proud work. Pikachu’s cloak had been thoroughly repaired, starting with the stains and ending with the stitchwork on the neck, which was starting to snap under the weight of the head. Pikachu shuffled in the pink bubble gum cloth, and changed into his disguise at once. He jumped, Nina jumped, Ynnie whistled and all were very delighted. It unknowingly brought a smile to my face. “So you said these two lost their homes due to deforestation?” I asked Maxwell. “They’re not the only ones. Ever since constructions started all over the city, people have been cutting a lot of trees in Malchous Forest and Rhodochrine Jungle, causing many wild pokemon to relocate to the Jasper and Beryl Wards. The other day, I heard a massive amount of kecleon took over Beryl Ward, and people kept bumping into or tripping over them because they’re invisible.” “That’s odd. I haven’t seen that many wild pokemon around.” “That’s because there have been a lot of new trainers coming in from all over the world, now that Reborn City’s restoration has made it to international news. They’ve been the main people fighting and catching the pokemon that came into the wards.” “Oh? So they opened the train station?” “Yeah, like about a week or two ago.” I fell silent. That meant I could technically return to Everland now, if I was ready. I knew my team had grown quite strong, so I felt quite confident that we’d be ready in that regard. “If you’re thinking about leaving the Reborn region, you might want to head to the station soon to book a ticket. There’s been a massive wave of people leaving the city, quite matching the number of trainers that have flooded in to challenge the League. The international trips outbound are all booked up for at least a month.” I looked down at Pikachu, who looked back up at me. “No, I wasn’t thinking of leaving,” I said. “I wouldn’t judge you if you were. Team Meteor is still occupying Labradorra and you never know what their next move will be,” he said but then corrected himself. “What am I saying. I’m sure you know the situation better than me. After all, you’re the savior of this region. So, maybe I should judge you, if you were to leave us.” “No one should call me a savior. I didn’t begin fighting Team Meteor with noble causes,” I said, remembering the conversation I had with Florinia right after our Gym battle. “Noble or not, we’d probably be all dead or enslaved by now if you weren’t fighting them,” he said. “Thanks.” I broke eye contact with him and shrugged. “I have to continue looking for volunteers, so I’ll take my leave now. Pikachu, say bye to your friends, we’re going.” Pikachu held both of his friends hands and waved them goodbye. Maxwell also waved at me, but I didn’t wave back. I planned on heading North from Jasper to see if any of the Beryl ward residents would be interested in volunteering; however, Pikachu pulled me back. “What’s the matter?” I asked him. He kept pulling on my dress’ hem and with his other arm, pointed in the direction of Malchous Forest. “You want to go to to Malchous Forest? There probably aren’t that many people we can ask to volunteer there.” However, Pikachu insisted that we go, so I granted his wish. We headed into the forest, although it was so cleared of trees that I believed we should start calling it park. I had come here once already, but was surprised to find that the girl with the placard that was demonstrating against deforestation was still there marching and shouting. “Pokemon are losing their homes! Stop deforestation! The Earth is crying! Stop deforestation!” Pikachu ran towards her and started walking behind her. What he wanted me to do was pretty clear. I walked up to the girl and made her shut up for a minute. “I don’t think that’s going to work,” I told her. “Don’t you have pokemon on you? Everything in this region is solved by battling.” “I thought about that, but look. There’s way too many people we’d have to battle.” “I’m sure they’re weaker than Team Meteor grunts,” I said, and started engaging one person in battle. The girl had no choice but to agree with my methods, because another woodcutter came to her to battle. I defeated woodcutters at twice the rate she did, until we had to stop because one of them brought someone to deal with us. “That’s them. Those are the ones causing a disturbance,” said the man wearing a hard hat. The person he’d brought with him was Adrienn. Xe was surprised to see me there, but the girl started talking to xem before xe had time to ask me what I was doing. “Mx. Flores! It’s great seeing you. I just need a moment of your time to talk about the deforestation of Malchous and other environmental concerns following the city’s restoration.” “You must be the Reserve Ground Leader, Sandy,” Adrienn said. “I read that you were like this.” “That’s right, but what’s important is that you take action to ensure the safety of our world. I’ve submitted several petitions-” “Yes, yes. I’ve read them. I understand your concerns, but in each case, it’s not as simple as just immediately throwing people at the issue. We’ll keep working towards a satisfactory solution, but in the meantime… Could I ask you not to accost the city workers?” “Yeah, we’re just working to get paid. It’s not our decision to cut down these trees, ya know,” said one of the woodcutters I defeated. “Most of these trees were generated artificially by the PULSE that was set here, too. We haven’t actually cut into the trees that were part of the forest before that incident,” added Adrienn. “Well, a lot of pokemon had made those trees their homes after the PULSE was taken down,” I said. “Now they have to find new homes because of the deforestation.” “I wish there was an easy fix to this issue, Vanilla. We need trees for the construction works, so I can’t negotiate on that front. The pokemon that lost their homes have mostly been captured by trainers to make pokeballs their new homes. I think that will have to do while we finish up the work around the city. Once that is done, I will start a project to improve the conditions of this forest, much like we’ve done with Azurine Island.” Adrienn then said to me that xe had taken care of sending a search group to the fake Devon corp building and the house we exited from earlier today. Xe asked me if I had gotten the 10 volunteers, to which I had to give a negative answer. “I’ll be in my Gym now. Come when you’ve finished your task, alright? I look forward to battling you.” Saying this, xe turned around and left us there. “Welp, I guess battling the woodcutters didn’t work too well, but I’m going to mark it as a partial success. At least I got to get acquainted with Mx. Flores. That’s gotta get me somewhere.” “Do you have any idea what we could do now? I have a couple of friends who’d like to have their homes back, and waiting isn’t my style.” Sandy thought about this for a moment. “Well, I guess we could plant new trees so that they start growing meanwhile,” she suggested. “How long would it take for them to grow?” “Hmmm, about 10 years, perhaps?” I shook my head. That was way too much time. “Isn’t there a way to speed up the process? We could use pokemon to grow them faster, can we not?” “Well, maybe, but I don’t think this soil would help us speed up the process.” she squatted down and scooped up some soil. She explained that the deforestation had left the soil with little nutrients to support new growth. Over time, the grass and leaves would die and decay, providing nutrients for new growth, but that would obviously take a long time. “One thing that could help would be to burn part of the forest and then plant over it,” she thought aloud. “However, that’d have to be done by fire type pokemon, because they can control fires better than we could. I’m scared of burning down the whole forest.” “I have one fire type. Would that be enough?” Sandy touched the grass and shook her head. The grass was too humid for one fire type’s flames to be strong enough. “If we can get a team of fire type and grass type Pokémon, I think we could make it work,” she said. I had three grass type Pokémon: Bambi, Cinderella and Queen of Hearts. To them, I could maybe volunteer Ynnie. I saw that Sandy had a ludicolo and a torterra as well, so that would make a group of six. As for fire, I only had Anna, and Sandy had no fire types. I thought of fire type users who could help. Charlotte was in Calcenon which was too far from here, and Cal, well, I had no idea where he could be at the present moment. Right then, I remembered that I didn't necessarily need a Gym leader or ex-leader. “Wait. I think I literally just passed a person who can help,” I said. “Give me a second.” I exited the forest and ran over to the corner where Maxwell was standing. “Oh, what’s up?” he asked. “You have fire type Pokémon, don’t you? Would you help Ynnie and Nina get their home back?” He was confused as to where I was going with this, but said that he had and he would. “Good. Follow me. Both of you too. I’ll introduce you to someone.” I passed by the Pokémon center to take out my three grass types, and we headed back to Malchous Forest. Sandy was waiting for us and squealed excitedly when she saw three more helpers. She explained on my behalf what we were trying to do. “Easy. Burning things down was always my Pokémon’s talent.” “Please don’t burn more than we need to,” scolded Sandy. “If we burn even the healthy trees, that’s just making things worse.” “Ditto.” We moved over to a part of the forest where the woodcutters had already cut down all of the trees, leaving behind the stumps all over the place. I sent out Anna and Maxwell sent out another ninetales, a charizard and a houndoom. We placed our pokemon to form a square over the area we wanted to fertilize. That was Maxwell’s idea; he told me each pair at the ends of each side could cooperate to control the fire, if the flames attempted to leave the square. Sandy also sent out her water pokemon to keep the grass on the outside of the square sufficiently wet so that fire wouldn’t easily catch. That way, we were able to burn the grass and tree stumps without jeopardizing the rest of the forest. After the area was burnt, we sent out our grass pokemon. I sent my three pokemon and Sandy sent out a ludicolo and a torterra. All the pokemon used their affinity for grass to speed up the growth of trees from fertile land. The most they could grow was about 10 juvenile trees and a bunch of bushes, but that was better than what we had before. “Good work, you two,” said Sandy to her pokemon. “Your pokemon too, Vanilla and Maxwell. I’ll keep coming here everyday to check on the progress. I’ll protect the trees we’ve grown from anyone who tries to cut them down.” “Call me if you need help. I hand out advertisements in the Jasper ward,” Maxwell said. “I surely will! Thanks a lot.” Maxwell said his goodbyes and returned to his work. As for the wild pokemon, Ynnie and Nina were ecstatic about having bushes to hide and trees to play on. They were already climbing trees and jumping from branch to branch with Pikachu. “It’s great seeing them happy like that,” said Sandy. “I’ll keep working hard to rehabilitate the forest. I have a lot of plans to make Reborn a more environmentally friendly place.” “That’s a noble goal,” I said. “You’ll probably want to keep pestering Adrienn, though. The environment doesn’t seem to be in xyr priorities.” “Yeah. Mx. Flores has done so much. It’s crazy to think how hard-working xe’s been. However, that’s something xe has lagged behind on. If only xe’d team up with me, I’d definitely do great as an environment ambassador, don’t you think?” I wasn’t sure about the answer to her question, but I knew exactly what I could do to bring her hopes a little closer to reality. “I know something you could do to keep pestering xem,” I said with a mischievous smile. “Xe is looking for volunteers to help around in some projects. I’m sure you’d have plenty of time to propose to him all your ideas, if you joined the group.” Yes, maybe I was acting on my own interests, but whatever. “That’s a great idea! I’m heading to Coral ward right now.” “I’ll escort you there. I also have business with xem.” “Your Gym match, right? Good luck!” I called Pikachu back and he jumped from a tree branch onto my shoulder. We waved goodbye to Nina and Ynnie, and followed ecstatic Sandy out of Malchous Forest. I would be lying if I said I didn’t look forward to seeing Adrienn’s face when xe sees who I brought to volunteer with xem. VANILLA RATES: REBORN CHARACTERS QUICK LINK TO NEXT EPISODE
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    Special mention to @Ikaru for always being a champ. Any proper interaction started thanks to FFXIV but then spiraled into every other field. And the similarity in our tastes is insane that at times I'm like this guy is my brother from another mother (you'd think it'd only be good but something always comes along to prove me wrong ha ha). And for the rest of The People @Arkhi @Inuki @Felix~ @Zumi @Jan @Azeria @Alex @Winter @Marcello. Always enjoy talking to you guys, whether it's about music, games, current affairs (or CS if it's Arkhi). And we may not have talked as much lately cause life and timezones make it rough but I do want you all to know that I hella appreciate you (yes, that ain't any old normal "appreciation", it's Appreciation). And you guys make sure to take care of yourself. The grind is important but taking it easy occasionally is also important
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    Helloooo Rebornians! Today we are starting out the much awaited for Leader Interviews! At least I have been crazy to hear what the people behind the badges have to say! For our first program ever we have Violet, current Grass-Type Gym Leader of the Reborn Devolved League, and her Ace Pokémon Cherrim! Sylveon: Welcome you both, it´s awesome to have you here tonight ~ Violet: It's uh- Good to be here thanks Sylveon: Sooo to start out, tell me a bit about you; where are you from, and how exactly did you end up joining the ranks of Reborn Gym Leaders? Violet: Well uh my name is Violet. I'm from a small town called Fiddleton up a little north from here. To make a long story short I came here because I had nowhere else to go. After my father passed... Staying there felt like a bit much... I got here really young some would say. Being 16 doesn't exactly give you much in terms of opportunities. I wandered into Lapis on accident and made the mistake of going into Lapis Orphanage looking for a job and resided there by force for a little while. After getting a job at the Sweet Scent Flower Shop I would often watch people battle from the windows for fun. Cherrim and I would always go out and watch on break but, one day, I thought maybe they would let us join in on the fun. We asked to battle and to our surprise they let us battle in the Flower Garden in the middle of Lapis that we built for advertisement. Cherrim and I 6:0d every trainer outside that day, which managed to grab some people's attention and we ended up practicing for long time until we earned our position. The rest is an unfinished book I guess. Sylveon: Wow, that´s a very intense story. I´m sorry for your father, Violet. Violet: Thanks. I appreciate that. Sylveon: Still it takes a formidable strenght to be able to move and work things out by yourself in a new city - let alone one as convoluted as Reborn. And then beating the competition into becoming a Gym Leader... I´m sure he is very proud of you! Violet: I'd hope so... Maybe he's smiling down. Some days I swear I can feel it... Sylveon: I'm just a Sylveon anyway, but I'm sure that is the case! Also, I'm betting Cherrim had a hand - or, petal? - in helping you through such a difficult time of your life right? How did the two of you meet? Violet: On my 9th birthday, my father was working in the garden and he came across this little Cherubi as he was picking. He told me Cherubi startled him when he tried to snack on her hehe. He also told me Cherubi didn't seem too upset about it and followed him around the entire day until he came home. I remember I was sitting at the table coloring a picture of a beautiful Lilligant when he walked through the front door holding Cherubi behind his back. He pulled the little sucker to the front and screamed HAPPY BIRTHDAY! I lost it. I was jumping up and down yelling and celebrating with him and that little Cherubi it smiled so bright. I'll never forget that day... I played with her everyday until she evolved when I was 11. We didn't have much but we had each other. Sylveon: Oooow that's so sweet! No wonder you are such great partners! If you could choose one adventure you both had to share with us, what would it be? Violet: I wish I could have been here to help you guys stop Lin that would have been fun. Even though she was horrifying... I've heard the stories- But uh sorry got sidetracked. It would be cool to stop an evil organization together or maybe even just experiencing what life has to offer being a Gym Leader. The freedom is pretty wide turning 18 pretty recently and all. Sylveon: Hehe you're in for a whole new world of fun! Also a world of bills to pay, but I know you can handle those no problem. Now about your job in the League, how is your relationship with the other leaders? Anyone you´re specially close to? Violet: I wanted to keep my distance until I had gotten my footing from saving up with wins from my Gym inside the orphanage. After I bought my house I scraped up the courage to talk around a bit. I got to meet a bunch of great people like Rollins, Trent, and Edward! Too bad shortly after meeting Edward he dissapeared... Other than Trent and Edward I don't know the others leaders too well. I have met a couple of them though like Miss Beatrice she seemed really nice. Sylveon: Ah, I was expecting to get some League gossip... Well too bad~ Violet: I prefer not to gossip and rather to handle disputes face to face hehe. Sylveon: You make a very fair point! Now onto the more technical stuff:what can our challengers expect when facing you, in terms of favourite fields and playstyle? Violet: My favorite field is Flower Garden but sometimes I like to let my pokemon go for a swim so to speak. I'm more of a balance type of player but I prefer offense. If I must play defense then so be it. Sylveon: Ooh flexible playstyles are often the hardest to beat! Violet: I guess I have my work cut out for me then hehe. Sylveon: Poor challengers, sounds like they're in for some hard battles ~ Now if you're ok with it we'll answer some of our viewers questions that are coming by Pokégear! Violet: That sounds cool let em' in! Sylveon: Our viewer Citrine asks: What inspired your love of Grass-Types? Violet: I get really anxious often and it's always been able to calm me down I can't explain why. Ever since I was a little girl whenever I would get too anxious and upset my father would tell me to look to the trees and I would be ok. Overtime as I caught myself looking at them for comfort I started to see the beauty in them and Grass type Pokemon in general. I guess my father thought Cherubi could help me too. I don't remember much about my mother but she died when I was very, very young. She used to have a Shiny Whimsicott named "Harlequin". After my mom died my father took care of him and he worked with my father in return. We would all play together on off days and life was finally bright for my father for little while. It was good to see him smile. Before he passed in the hospital he gave me his Pokeball and said it was my turn to take care of him. In fact he's in my party right now. Sylveon: Wow, then that preference is really a part of your family's history ! That's beautiful ~ Citrine also asks what is your favourite colour? Violet: My favorite color is blue like the rest of the planet it seems. But I did have a friend with really pretty brown eyes so I guess brown is up there too. Sylveon: Ooooh I'm inclined to ask about that friend now~ Violet: His name was Oliver. He used to live in Fiddleton with me and we would end up doing the stupidest stuff together growing up. I had the biggest crush on him and he knew it but we stayed friends which was ok I guess. He had these beautiful brown eyes shining with life that would paint whatever was going on in his head. Whenever I'd try to figure out what he was thinking he'd do this cute little nose twitch to try and shift my attention away from his eyes because he's terrible at hiding his emotions hehehe. It was Oliver, Me, Cherrim, and Hariyama against the world. Until I left of course... Sometimes I wonder what he's doing when I look over my balcony at the sunsets. Sylveon: A childhood friends' romance? OwO Thaaaaat's what I'm talking about! So you two lost contact? Maybe they'll see this interview and come find you, who knows? Violet: Maybe... Oliver, if you're watching this, I miss you lots and hope you're doing ok. Sylveon: Yes Oliver, the whole Reborn is cheering for you guys to be reunited now! Don't disappoint your flower princess ~ Now Violet, just a couple final questions before we wrap things up: What do you believe that is the most importante quality for a trainer? Violet: Perseverance and Intelligence. If you can manage to never give up and have the skill to overcome whatever is in your path you can do almost anything as a trainer. No matter how many times you get knocked down. Sylveon: Fantastic! And now to you and Cherrim: Would you like to leave our viewers a message? ... What, do you really think a professional reporter like me wouldn't speak Cherrim? Please give me more credit guys! Violet: Be smart, Be safe, and Be educated people. The world is a scary place and you can have the upper hand if you use your head. The most valuable thing and what makes you happiest in this life are the connections you have others. Don't forget about the people who love you the most cherrish them. You never know if they could be here one second and gone the next. With that I should be done. Cherrim: Cherriiim! Sylveon used Echoed Voice!: Thanks for the interview Miss Sylveon! Can I call you Miss Sylveon? Sylveon: Sure you can dear Cherrim! It's me who should be thanking you both for the lovely interview and I know the audience feels the same way! Good luck in your battles! And that's it for tonight Reborn! Stay safe and keep an eye for the next exciting news of the Devolved League! Sassy Sylveon, Over and Out!
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    Reuploaded DDDL and Spork (mediafire and Google Drive both up to date) DDDL: -updated Vanillite's learnset to Gen 8 -added text to the bookcases in Pokemon Centers -Work Up, Brutal Swing TMs now have the correct TM item icons -Big Malasada, Gummy Teddiursa, and Pewter Crunchies now work in battle instead of sending the player back to the bag select screen -Super and Hyper Potions now heal the correct amount of HP both in and out of battle Spork Updates: -custom shiny pineapple Gible line -Palletite and Steffi made revamped sprites for Holiday Pokemon -Battle Tower Danganronpa trainers replaced with original characters made by Palletite -added an Eeveelution zodiac in False Fortunes (with notepad file guide) -home region and parents options now at Tourist Info Center (extra Ashley and Kayla dialogue at Cianosa Cafe if from Ecruteak, extra Chelsea dialogue at Bolaii Beach if from Malie, Underwater Hotel postgame tour if from Undella, extra Seamus dialogue when meeting at Ranger Base if parents were rangers, extra Crolea Pokemon Research Institute dialogue if parents were scientists; for players who are already past the Tourist Info Center, they'll have the original events from Jim and Crolea so they can still select home region and parents' occupations) -Game Corner updates: Electabuzz workers hired after reaching Gellene Town, storage room objects organized after Champion -Vince&Sylveon made new Victory Road maps -added male and female options when choosing Frillish or Espurr as starter -for the Wonky Woods ranger quest, the shiny Unown now joins the player after the Unown Horde battle instead of it being a wild encounter -vitamins can now max out the EVs of a stat -gave Gastly line Cursed Body as a second ability -Steffi made Anthony overworld sprite -Steffi made player character running and fishing sprites + idol costume fishing sprites -added Data Vault file in misc trivia section about Jim tour guide basis -Shiny Club trainer now has Spork custom shinies -Steffi updated Cyclist overworld sprite -added move Spectral Thief -Steffi gave the Fletchling line their canon shiny colors -Guardian's nickname theme changed to Animal Crossing Pocket Camp essences -all Kirlia can evolve into Gallade and all Snorunt can evolve into Froslass -Healing Wish -> Memento for Audino trainers -Nosy News program added (Nosepass statues in each Pokemon Center); like the Gossip Gardevoir program in Reborn that updates with latest news after each gym -female swimmer land overworld hair now matches trainer sprite and swimming overworld hair -added text to the bookcases in Pokemon Centers -Pokemon Brawlers now has a Tepig, Pignite, and Emboar together for trainer sprite Spork bug fixes: -Work Up, Leech Life, Brutal Swing, Smart Strike, Aurora Veil now have the correct TM item icons -can no longer walk through outside of Olidroll Sweets Shop building -can no longer walk through cliff tile to right of rangers at Aliora Meadow -Steffi adjusted trainer altitude for Chelsea, Hex Maniac, and several Pokemon that act as trainer battles -fixed placement of cursor and player icons when viewing the region map -Big Malasada, Gummy Teddiursa, Soup or Potion, and Pewter Crunchies now work in battle instead of sending the player back to the bag select screen -Super and Hyper Potions now heal the correct amount of HP both in and out of battle -sliding ice at Weather Wonderland snowy section now slides (thought was fixed last time but I was in the incorrect menu in tileset editor) -Team Portal HQ couch priority fix -Itemfinder now works/hidden items are properly named -fixed typo in hideandseeklocations notepad file where for Tinder Village said southeast log instead of southwest -Ceopix now has Sylveon's TM and tutor moves -fixed Battle VR Scientist battler sprite being inconsistent with trainer sprite -adjusted backsprite battler altitude for Battle VR Frank, Sierran, Spade -in the Battle VR, Kayla's Sacred Sword is now Normal instead of Fighting as was intended -Christmas Slowking disappearing issue fixed -Bruxish is now available as a starter -can no longer walk through the instructions board in Ashley's gym -fixed a walkable through tile in the pool in Virima Hotel -King's Shield error fixed -Pokemon switched in after Emergency Exit no longer use Golisopod's previous move -Fell Stinger now raises user's Attack after KOing opponent -Pokemon using Healing Wish no longer stay on the field after being KO'd -adjusted battler altitude for Larvesta, Kyurem, Oranguru, Passimian, Stoutland, Fraxure, Whiscash, Naganadel, Garbodor, Crabrawler, Gigalith, Kayla, Cosmic Meowstic, Gogoat, Golisopod, Lycanroc, Toxapex, Sawsbuck, Tepig, Pignite, Emboar, Snivy, Servine, Serperior, Oshawott, Dewott, Samurott, Terrakion, Victini, Pidove, Heliolisk, Cinccino, Gothitelle, Bewear, Whimsicott, Darmanitan, Fennekin, Braixen, Clauncher -Steffi fixed looping/30 seconds of silence in Ceolis battle theme -splash.png titles were fixed for the Joiplay/mobile app that can run RPG Maker games There was a lot for this reupload, some of which has been planned for a while and some of which came up while in the process of making the reupload. Since I showed the shiny Gible line earlier, here's the mega! based on: For the Battle Tower trainers, there are now 12 battles (13 counting Brutus); 3 sets of 4 trainers. The Danganronpa trainers were replaced and the Sonic-based Pokemon teams now just appear in the Tapu Bulu quest. Here are some of the new trainers in the Battle Tower! For a bit of trivia about some of the above trainers not mentioned in the Battle Tower: Ty and Barry are a duo called the Snack Pack. Ty is the upbeat one while Barry is nervous and exhausted in high-energy environments, but they make a great team despite being opposites. Kaitlyn is a call back to Sierran's original sprite which had light blue hair. Eva has vitiligo, and her guitar has a Noivern design. A lot of bugs that have been around for a while, some since the beginning, have been fixed. Groniack was very helpful with providing scripts for battle-related errors, having messaged me after seeing the King's Shield issue mentioned in the bug reporting thread. Some trainer battles against Pokemon have always had the Pokemon's trainer sprite floating high over the background, and I never knew how to fix that because while there's altitude for Pokemon in the PBS, there isn't for trainers, but Steffi was able to edit them. I'm really excited about this reupload because of how much has been updated and added!
  36. 6 points
    tbh I'm pretty impressed with how he's been doing so far so maybe he'll continue the nuzlocke. I think he's still enjoying the story aspect of Reborn, if not the hard-mode battles. I think he's going to continue the locke until he legitimately loses (I think Solaris fight shouldn't count under the BS clause, since it was supposed to be an impossible fight that people managed to cheese out with very specific strats). I'll support him whatever he chooses, since I'd like him to enjoy the game how he wants- whether that is by beating the Nuzlocke as he likes to do, or by canceling the Nuzlocke to focus on story and theories.
  37. 5 points
    the three votes for adam's right tit and the one vote for adam's left tit took me out oml...
  38. 5 points
    Hey, yeah hi. So first I wanna say I finished 2 games on one day. Astral Chain and Pokemon Desolation. First Astral Chain. @Maqqy You were right. Astral Chain, definitely worth playing. Freaking loved it and I might replay. Second, Pokemon desolation. HOLY CRAP. @Posty @Ruby Red @Caz You guys did an AWESOME job with this and I cannot wait for Episode 6. Episode 5 answered a lot of my questions and theories and I gotta say JESUS CHRIST what an experience. So yeah wanted to show my appreciation to those I've mentioned. And a goodnight to all of you wonderful, beautiful people in this community!
  39. 5 points
    Hi! So I'm onto the mapping, events and teambuilding now. Leaving the sessions to fix gen 8 code until after that, it'll be the last thing to do before about a week of testing to catch bugs. Reason being: I've heard that a gen 8 public project for reborn/rejuv versions of essentials is close to being released, and it would be more time efficient to use better code from that, and have a little extra time to work on the rest of v0.6's content. As it is, I'm leaving out a bunch of stuff I'd like to include in the Altforms mod so that I can get the new version out sooner, it's been quite the wait already compared to previous versions, and add the cut content back in over 0.6.X versions. v0.6 is, after all, only a tenth over halfway. Still looking at a release towards the end of June!
  40. 5 points
    From Everland to Reborn ~ My Mother Expected Season 4? No? Well, fortunately for you, it's not Season 4... yet. Following the rules of this universe, I've written a random-ass, totally-inappropriate-timing-wise story because I'm super busy supposedly writing a grant proposal that is my qualifying exam. It's about Vanilla remembering her mother, even though we all think she's still alive. I dunno why, I felt like writing it and y'all know I'm not one to contain myself. At least the creation of Everland part of the story is enjoyable, maybe? My mother was an odd person. Even though she was supposedly the only surviving member of an ancient wealthy family, her mannerisms betrayed an unexpected unease when it came to social interaction. She rarely accompanied my father to his social gatherings, as a result, and instead spent most of her time alone in our gardens. It seemed as though she could easily substitute human connection with taking meticulous care of her plants. She was the same with me as with everyone else. Growing up, I don’t think I heard her say any more than two words to me. I remember that when I was young, I craved attention from my parents, so I tried spending time with her in the garden. She didn’t express pleasure or distaste at me being there with her, and instead proceeded to tend at her flowers without acknowledging my presence once. In due time, I gave up on forming a bond with her, and instead grew closer to my grandmother and our many servants. However, there were two times when she broke her routine and reminded me that she was not just a deaf robot. The first time was when I was ten years old. On the night of my birthday, she came to my room. I was playing with my dolls, and thought it was a servant entering my room without knocking, which usually never happened. Needless to say, I was shocked to see her standing at the doorway. She watched me, with her default grin that she constitutively carried and made her look all the more like a robotic doll. “Hi,” I said. It’s my chance to talk to my mother, I thought at the time. However, since I wasn’t used to talking with strangers, I didn’t know what else to say. Besides, it didn’t help that she was just silently staring at me, even after I said hi. “Hello, princess,” she said at last… but she rather whispered it, so I wasn’t sure I even heard her right. Even then, my ten-year-old self was elated to think my mother said hello to me and that she called me princess. She moved slowly inside, and came to my bed where I was sitting. She was holding a book, which she offered me when she was close enough to me. I took the book, but wasn’t particularly excited when I read the title. “A copy of the Book of Influx? They already taught us Everish history.” I wasn’t sure whether she heard me, since she just smiled and soon after left my room without uttering another word. I put my dolls aside and opened the thin book. It was an illustrated version; the type for children who are learning how to read. I didn’t question why my mother had chosen an age-inappropriate edition for me and started reading. “In the beginning, there was nothing. No peace, no hope, no freedom,” started the book. I turned the page over, and found that my mother had colored all of the illustrations, which had originally been printed in black and white. I turned the pages without reading the text, because I already knew the story, and I could essentially recite it in my mind while I looked at the drawings that represented key passages. The story was of a time long ago, when magical beings were hunted and burned at the stake or placed in a ship and dropped into the sea while tied to large rocks. Just for the sin of existing. It was a practice widely held in Kalos and Galar, and it was a nightmarish time for people like us. There was an illustration showing people hiding, and turning a blind eye to the unfortunate who were caught and taken away from their family. The protagonist, Yveneas, was born with the powers to control life and death. Given her magical ancestry, she was also a target of the witch hunt, which eliminated her own parents. At the time of the story, she was ten years of age. She found one of the ships which were being loaded with magical children: offspring of witches, wizards, self-aware wolves, mermaids, faeries… you name it. However, among them there were also non-magical children, who had been unjustly tried. The matching illustration showed a medieval ship with young people being tied to one another and being pulled towards the inside of the ship. Yveneas slipped into the ship and started freeing the children. However, she told them to keep quiet so they could all escape when the time was right. When the ship was stationed in the middle of the sea, and the sailors were ready to drop everyone to their deaths, she acted. She conjured up a giant whale, which destroyed the ship into pieces. Of course, everyone fell overboard. Only the children and Yveneas were saved by the whale she controlled. The illustration had about 20 children dancing in circles on top of a whale, which also smiled. I didn’t question the feasibility of such a scenario, and carried on turning the pages. They went to many regions, but they found out that none were very kind environments for children that were basically penniless orphans. So they decided to find their own place. A place where they belonged, where they could have everything they couldn’t in their hometown. They wanted peace, hope and freedom. There were not many deserted places where they could start from zero, but they eventually landed on a literal desert. No one lived there, because all there was was sand. Yveneas reassured her new friends that the place was perfect. She once again showed them her magical powers. From where only sand existed, came a patch of grass that extended in every direction. Then from grass came trees that grew at an unrealistic rate, and these trees bore fruit so that the children could feast on them. She created birds, which provided music to the once silent desert. She basically created paradise, and the children were ecstatic. And she was ecstatic, because she had made her friends happy. “In the end, there was everything. Peace, hope and happiness. There was Everland,” is how the tale came to a close. I still have the book in my room, if no one has touched anything since I left. The first few years since its acquisition, I read it very often, imagining how my mother would read it to me if she were to. However, as time passed and I came to understand my situation better, I discarded any such hope and left the book untouched in my bookshelf. My mother didn’t speak to me again after that one incident, until more than 8 years later, the very last day when I was leaving Everland. My grandmother was trying to convince me to wear our traditional bubblegum dress, so that I would have Everland and my family in my mind at all times. Though I gave it credit for the convenience that came with its magical abilities, I didn’t want to wear such a flashy pink dress. I felt it didn’t match my persona, or the impression I wanted people to have of me when I arrived in the Reborn region. My mother came to us and looked at the dress. “A dress for a princess,” she said, with the same whispering voice as always. “If you’re going to say something, at least say something useful,” said my grandmother. “This is a dress passed down generations in the Hansel and Gretel line. It’s not a costume to play princess, but a garment that deserves respect.” My mother took the dress in her hands and stroked the smooth silky bubblegum fabric and fiddled with the gems that decorated it. When she was done with it, she offered it to me. The way she did, reminded me of the time she gave me her book. I practically tore the dress of her hand. “Fine. I’ll wear it. Are you satisfied?” “I’m glad, Vanilla,” my grandmother said. My mother said nothing, but smiled showing her teeth and went away to her garden. That was the last time I saw her, since I left Everland. I don't think about my mother much, because there are not many things about her to remember. However, sometimes I wonder where she might be. In a prison cell or just under house arrest, since her only crime was to have a treasonous daughter? And if she's in a prison cell, I wondered whether someone might've given her a potted plant to keep her company. Also bros look at the obviously br0ken view counter. Seems this story got 50k views out of nowhere which is more than the amount of money I'll ever have to my name () Press F for my also-br0ken bank account. See y'all in Season 4 this time for realsies... maybe?
  41. 5 points
    @MhicKy @Gastronely @Edo I greatly appreciate your kind words, but I'm more than willing to let bygones be bygones in this instance as it was just a simple misunderstanding. Now let us all get back to appreciating Zumi's fantastic artwork.
  42. 5 points
    1 upvote = +1 supporter of the anti-X-item movement gogogo
  43. 5 points
    It's part of the reason, but you're wrong. We'll see when v13 drops :]
  44. 5 points
    "Radomus is Anna's daughter." ~Thamill, 2020
  45. 5 points
    From Everland to Reborn ~ Episode 69 Thank COVID-19 for my paranormal activity on here uwu When I left the side room, I found a lively party at the table. Candy, Pikachu and Hazel were sitting where I’d left them, but Archer had also joined them out of the blue. I saw that he had one of his forearms fully bandaged. The party suddenly ceased talking and looked at me when the door shut behind me. I tried to cover my face with my hair and Wolfie’s diary, because I didn’t want Candy or Archer, especially the latter, to see that I had been crying. “There’s no point,” Archer said to me. “With these paper-thin walls, there was nothing you said in there that we didn’t hear.” Candy approached me and offered a hand without saying a word. “Ironically, you blew your cover by yourself,” Archer continued. From the sound of his voice, he was laughing from his nose. “Arthur, stop it. You’re being mean,” Hazel said, though unexpected from her usually-dull sixth sense. Candy brought me to the table so that I could sit down. I kept looking down at the table’s surface, paying unnatural attention to the intricate lines of the coarse wood. If I could disappear, I wanted to do so. However, even though I couldn’t disappear, it was almost as if I had, because I could no longer feel anything. Even the feeling of Pikachu jumping on my lap felt like an event happening far, far away. “I’ll ask mom to make us some herbal tea,” said Hazel and stood from her spot. Mocha reacted to the chair’s movement and readied himself for her. “Do you want Lily to use aromatherapy? It might help you relax,” Candy said, but I shook my head. I wasn’t tense; in fact, it was the opposite. I was only exhausted from the earlier talk, and now my muscles could barely hold my posture upright. “I’m surprised, to be honest,” Archer said. “You’re usually so angry and overbearing, I thought there was nothing and no one that could budge your heart. I guess even the hardest ice can melt if exposed to enough heat.” I was still silent. Let him talk, I frankly thought. I don’t care. “Lucky you, for having a cousin that will cheer you up regardless of what you do,” he laughed. “But I won’t sympathize with you at all. You only received what you deserved. It’s only a shame that I couldn’t be the one to turn you in.” “Archer,” Candy shouted. I peeked under my thick hair. I’d never seen Candy get angry before, and I would’ve never dreamt that my first time would be under these circumstances. The conversation Aladdin and I had mostly unmasked I had been involved in criminal acts that attempted against the safety of everyone in the Overworld. I believed that if Candy knew of this, she would turn against me, given her disposition to value everyone’s happiness and health above all else. “You can lick her wounds all you want, Candy, but don’t expect me to do the same,” he said. “You probably think I’m being harsh, and perhaps your privileged self won’t comprehend it, but this world is harsh. There’s no evil people we can all unite forces to rid of, for that would be too easy. There’s only people who can’t coexist in peace, and for better or for worse, Vanilla and I are two such people.” With that, Archer abruptly stood from his spot and left the house, banging the door with force. Candy and I remained silent afterward. The only sounds that could be heard of were the steady beats of Hazel’s father’s hammer fixing something on the wall outside, and the incremental high-pitched screech of the teapot in the kitchen. Eventually, Hazel came out of the kitchen, carrying a tray with four cups on one hand. “Oh, did Arthur leave? I heard the door slamming, but-” she said and shook her head. She placed the tray in the center of the table, and took one of the cups for herself as she took a seat. “I hope Arthur didn’t keep taunting you, Vanilla. He just happened to be in a bad mood today, because a wild pokemon attacked him while he was on patrol,” Hazel explained. Patrol in your imagination, I thought, but even though I no longer had reason to hide Archer’s secret, I didn’t have enough energy to say any of it. “Vanilla… I want you to hear a story. I didn’t tell it to you yesterday because I couldn’t find a good time to tell it, but it’s a story that Arthur told me to motivate me when, you know, I was depressed.” To be honest, I’d rather she just shut her mouth and let the silence sink in this living room for once, but I also didn’t open my mouth to make that a reality. “It’s the story of Arthur’s final day in Everland,” she continued. “He was a police officer there, in charge of keeping order in the most dangerous areas of the region. He told me that he lost his job over there because he had found out that one of the ‘gangs’- he called them the Defiance- that was causing trouble there was led by a member of the Everland nobility, and she used her political power to get him booted.” Ah, if Candy hadn't already understood the whole thing, she'll definitely put two and two together now and realize that I was not only involved in crime, but in fact was once a leader of the group that was causing the crime. Great. “But he said this was no ordinary noble. She was a small, frail-looking girl, yet she was leading a terrorist group that was a great threat to the armed police forces in the area. When she spoke, she sounded like a supreme ruler, so Arthur said.” Hazel blew on her tea and took a couple of sips from her cup. “He said he couldn’t believe that he felt fear speaking to a girl probably around ten years his junior. But at the same time that he felt fear and disgust, he felt admiration, also.” I raised my head for the first time since I sat down. I thought I heard wrong, but Hazel’s next line confirmed that my ears weren’t playing tricks on me. “Even when he left Everland, he never stopped admiring that girl’s strength. Because, despite her many disadvantages, she found ways to exploit the few advantages she had, whether it was her political power or her swift body movements, to polish her iron fist and reach the top of her group.” Iron fist was a little bit of an exaggeration, I thought. I only happened to punch Archer once when we were in the Underworld and made him pass out. It was more to do with his weak brain and less to do with the hardness of my fist. “This story of a girl I didn’t know, who lived in a land I didn’t know, got stuck in the back of my mind as my therapist helped me deal with depression,” Hazel said. “Arthur helped me realize that even though I had disadvantages, much like that girl, I still had four other senses- and one very sharp sixth sense- I could exploit to make up for my lack of eyesight... That the lack of one strengthened the other ones all the more.” Hazel’s face beamed with a wide smile. It was different from her usual playful smile, the one that she summoned when she bragged about her sixth sense. “I never thought I would meet that girl,” she said. “Thank you for giving me hope, back then.” I didn’t know what to say to that, but felt like I couldn’t remain silent, either. “I didn’t do anything,” I said, looking away. “You have nothing to thank me for.” “Please do me a favor and don't lose hope. I just don’t want the person who gave me hope losing it,” she said, dropping a fist on the table. “I never had hope. I only have things I must accomplish, at whatever cost,” I said. When I thought about returning to Everland and facing the Queen, my face unwittingly contorted into a scowl. “Even my life is a small price to pay for it,” I added. “Then, that’s good. Don’t move away from the anger phase, if it’s the only way to keep you away from depression.” The anger phase. I remembered that she had talked about something like that the day before. Anger, depression... then I wondered if there was something that followed those. I didn’t ask it, because I figured I would get to that third phase eventually, whatever it was. “Candy,” I called. “Huh, y-yes?” she answered, stunned that she was addressed all of a sudden. “My business here is finished,” I said. “We’re leaving.” I lifted Pikachu off my thighs and placed him on my shoulder before standing up from my seat. When I was about to pass next to Hazel, I stopped briefly and patted her shoulder. She shuddered at the sudden touch. “Thank you,” I said. She placed a hand on mine and squeezed it, before letting it go. I went back to Hazel’s room to pick up my things, while Candy waited for me outside. On my way out, Mrs. Gwendolyn and her husband also joined in to wish us safe travels. “I hope we’ll meet again someday,” Hazel said, smiling. “Likewise,” I replied aloud because even if I nodded, she wouldn’t know I did. I picked out a card from my pocket. It was the keycard that Aladdin had left in Wolfie’s diary. I still didn’t know whether Jasmin’s ambush back there was his design or not, but at this point, none of that mattered anymore. In the end, I blamed myself for going there, despite it being enemy territory. What else did I expect to find? “Mrs. Gwendolyn. This keycard is Aladdin’s,” I said, handing the card to her. “Please return it to him, if you get the chance.” “Of course,” she said. She took the card, but still had a stern face on when she looked at me. I was glad she didn’t hear my conversation with Aladdin, unlike Hazel and Archer. If she was still displeased with our first encounter, I didn’t want to know how she would’ve sent me off today, had she heard it. “Any message you’d like to relay to him?” she asked. I shook my head. All that had to be said was already said. “Goodbye, and thanks for your hospitality,” I said and turned around. A large snake beast was just making its touch down in front of Candy. I shivered a little. I had forgotten what my cousin’s preferred medium of transport was. “Candy, I think I’ll take the walking route,” I told her. “The circus isn’t that far away.” “What are you saying, d-dummy,” she said, but for some reason she wasn’t looking me in the eye. “F-feet are used only when no better transport option is available.” Usually, she would pull my arm on such occasions, to force an activity she enjoyed on me, but she didn’t do it this time. She just stood there, as the winds emanating from Rayquaza made her hair dance in the air. It wasn’t that I was scared of flying. I just had never done it before, and wasn’t particularly desperate to try it out. However, for this time, I don’t know why I felt like I had to do it despite my disinclination. I started walking towards the large green beast, when I heard Mrs. Gwendolyn’s voice. “Oh Arthur, you’re just in time to send Candy and Vanilla off.” I turned around to see Archer standing off to the side of his family. He returned my gaze with a poker face. I started walking away again, snorting slightly. What Hazel told me earlier concerning him… really was hard to believe. Candy helped me up Rayquaza, and we were off to the skies in no time. While we were flying, and I was hanging onto Rayquaza and Pikachu for dear life, Candy didn’t say a word to me. Now was the perfect time for one of her “embrace your inner fairy*” lines to be delivered, but yet, she chose not to say it. It was yet another hint that something was amiss, and I had an idea of what it was about. From the sky, I saw Calcenon and what I supposed was Labradorra. I wondered how Shelly was doing. Perhaps, or more like certainly, she’s worried that I haven’t come find her yet. It’s been days since we last saw each other, so that’s quite plausible. I’d actually meant to go find her after I sorted out the issue with Aladdin, but now that I was able to… I don’t know. I didn’t feel confident that I could feign normality when in reality, I felt like my life was slipping away. I thought that maybe having a gym battle with Ciel would help wake me up. I figured that what I needed most right now was to use my brain and my body, so I could bring my soul back to myself. Only when I recovered from the current exhaustion that Aladdin caused on me, could I go back to Calcenon. Only then, would I not worry Shelly with problems that were wholly unrelated to her or Reborn. “Time to jump off,” Candy said. Before I knew it, we were floating just in front of the circus’ Big Top. Either Rayquaza moved faster than light, or my mind was just really slow. I placed my bets on the latter. We jumped off Rayquaza’s back, and the dragon went flying towards the horizon. “Candy, wait,” I stopped her before she could head towards the Big Top. She turned around with an awkward smile. “Are you disappointed in me?” I asked. “If you don’t want to know of me any longer, I won’t blame you. You can leave me and go.” “What? No, really. You have it all wrong.” “I know I omitted a lot of details when I told you about my rivalry with the Everland police, back when we talked about it in the Water Treatment Center,” I continued. “I’m sure you could now grasp the magnitude of this problem, from what you overheard in Aladdin and I’s conversation and what Hazel said. Now you know that I’m practically top of the police’s list of Most Wanted individuals. And I’m sure you’ve deduced that I’m on that list for a reason. Isn’t that why you’re acting weird around me?” Candy pushed her fist against her lips. She had the habit of doing that when she was in deep thought… the rare occasions when she was serious about something. “You’re a merciless mind-reader, aren’t you?” she sighed. “It’s not that I’m disappointed, though. I’m more like, shocked. I don’t know why, either, since it’s not like I didn’t know the police were after you. I think it just didn’t register in my mind what implications that had- I didn’t ask what was the reason they were after you.” This was one moment I dreaded. When I first joined King’s Defiance group, I didn’t tell her because my life and Wolfie’s depended on me keeping my mouth shut. After I became leader, though, I could’ve told her if I wanted to. But I didn’t. “I didn’t tell you, because of selfish reasons. I knew that you wouldn’t approve that I was leading a group that not only destroyed shops, sabotaged machines and plotted to overthrow the Queen, but also killed officers and anybody who stood in the path of our liberation. You’ve always valued peace and happiness, for your friends and foes equally.” Candy closed her eyes and knitted her eyebrows. Perhaps hearing my sins was too cruel a blow for her. “I don’t know what to do, Vanilla. You’re my dear, lovely cousin. We spent half our lives together. We share so many memories together. I can’t remember a single instance from my childhood without you in it. Please understand... I... never thought I’d ever have to decide between you and my philosophy.” I knew I had to have this conversation some day, and when she overheard my conversation with Aladdin, I knew the time had to be now. However, how much did I wish that it didn’t have to be now. Not when I was already exhausted from my breakup. “You should go battle Ciel. That’s your last badge here before you can come back to Opal Ward, right?” she said, changing the topic seemingly abruptly. “I promised Ame that I would pick you up and bring you back, so I’ll wait here until you’re done... I pray you give me a little time to make up my mind about all this.” She stood to my side so that I could go to the Big Top. I glanced at her, but she was looking down to her toes. I had never seen Candy looking so helpless. “Each of us must carry their own weight,” I told her as I passed by her. “I chose to walk side-by-side with the oppressed people of the Underworld, and to carry each of their lives on my back. It’s a heavy weight resting on my shoulders, but I can still carry it alone.” “Ciel?” I called when I entered the side room to the Big Top Arena. However, Ciel wasn’t in there- instead I found Samson staring at Terra’s computers with an intense expression. “Woah,” he exclaimed when he saw me standing next to him. “Don’t scare me like that. I thought I saw the ghost of my abuela, resting in peace.” “Are you suggesting I look like a grandma?” “No, but you have such a scary expression, like you’re about to hit me with a slipper. Besides, your forehead is all wrinkled like hers. Anyway, what’s new?” “I came to challenge Ciel to a gym battle. That’s all that remains for me to do in here,” I said. “What about you? Looks like you’re still looking for Terra?” “Yeah, but no matter how many times we check, she’s nowhere to be found. It’s almost as if she’d erased herself out of existence,” he explained. “But it’s also true I’m not a leet hacker like her, so maybe my computing skills just aren’t cutting it.” Just then, the person I was looking for entered the room. “Greetings, Vanilla. I trust you were able to take care of your friends?” Ciel asked. ‘Friends’ isn’t the word I’d use to describe Titania, but I nodded for simplicity’s sake. “That’d be more than we could say,” she sighed. “I’m sure Samson told you already, but we haven’t been able to find Terra in the computer files. It’s so annoying. I’d hate to have to go back to being the Agate Ace Doublet- it’s not nearly as attractive-sounding!” “If you don’t like the sound of that, we could always be the Agate Ace Couple,” Samson said, winking. “Please, that didn’t work out for you before,” Ciel shrugged. “What makes you think it will now?” “My rugged good looks and dazzling charm,” he said, with a motion like he was flipping his hair, but his short hair didn’t budge a bit from the excessive amount of hair gel he’d apparently used. “Right.” Fortunately I was spared listening to these two flirt with each other, because the Ringmaster also joined our party. She first asked Samson about the status of Terra’s search, to which he had nothing much to report. Then, her attention was directed at me, and asked whether I had brought a battle pass. “I’ve come to battle Ciel,” I told her. “I have no Battle Pass, but this is something I have to do, and I’ll do at all costs.” I raised my fists and bent my knees to prepare my stance. “Even if I have to add one extra dead body to my list of sins,” I said. “W-wait, wait, wait,” said the Ringmaster, raising her hands in the air. “Don’t do that. You can’t do that. I’m only trying to maintain order in this circus.” “Order doesn’t help me. Only a gym battle will. If you stand in my way, I won’t hesitate to shred you to pieces.” “Vanilla, stop, you aren’t thinking clearly,” Ciel said and tried to approach me but I slapped her arm away. I heard Samson’s rolling chair squeak, which let me know that he had stood up from his seat. I quickly evaded his grasp and tripped him. He dove straight to the floor. “I know I’m not thinking clearly,” I said. “Today I’m not in the mood to put up with any bullshit. Will you or will you not let me battle her?” With Samson on the floor and Ciel waving her hand to cool off the pain, there was no room for doubt that I wasn’t talking seriously. The Ringmaster acquiesced to my demand, as she helped Samson stand back up. “W-well, I guess it’s been a while since we had a battle,” she forcefully laughed. “I’ll go prepare the Arena for you. Come when you’re ready.” When the Ringmaster exited, Ciel shook my shoulders. “Vanilla? What’s up with you today? I’d never seen you so violent.” “You just haven’t seen enough of me,” I said. “I’m not good at controlling my anger.” I carefully removed her hands from my shoulder and went over to the PC to check my team’s compatibility with Ciel. I still had the Big Top Arena field notes from the time I battled Samson, so I could form a strategy around it. “So she’ll use flying types,” I mumbled to myself. “I’ll definitely need Wolfie on my team. Setting up stealth rocks might be a good idea, though not sure I’d want to waste a turn. Maybe I’ll let Wolfie sweep Ciel off her feet.” “Even if you sweep me off my feet, I’ll still hold my balance in the air,” Ciel commented. I glared at her since she shouldn’t be listening to me while I planned my team. She understood my message and waved her hand. “I’ll be waiting at the Arena,” she said and left with Samson. I finished up changing my team and healing whomever needed healing and went to the Arena. In the end, choosing to throw the Stealth Rocks in ended up being a good choice, but Elsa blizzarding most of Ciel’s pokemon to oblivion was largely what led me to victory. The cold air that surrounded us each time she used the move was also kind of refreshing to my boiling brain. With this badge I could technically fly freely, but unfortunately I had no pokemon that could learn the move. Not that I needed one, since Candy had volunteered to fly me, as though she were my personal pilot. Speaking of Candy, I saw her watching my gym battle. We met gazes a couple of times as well. However, she still didn’t seem energetic as she usually was- at no point did she stand up from her seat to yell “Go Vanilla, beat Ciel’s ass!”, at least. I wasn’t surprised, but also I couldn’t deny that it physically hurt to know that the clock was ticking towards our inevitable split-up. Wolfie, Aladdin and Candy. The three people that were once my world, were no longer on my side. VANILLA RATES: REBORN CHARACTERS TEAM RECAP *Inner fairy, because fairies fly and also this is a fairytale run, technically. QUICK LINK TO NEXT EPISODE
  46. 5 points
    Would be neat if the protagonist gets winter clothing for going over to Neverwinter.
  47. 5 points
    Before the release of the alpha i still have screenshots to show. I hope you guys are hyped for the release of this game as i am! Here they are:
  48. 5 points
    I have no plans to add TR's. TM's will stay the same. The entire game (SWSH) was built around raids and getting TR's by spamming raids with friends or what have you. Since Rejuv is not built around raids, the system of TR's and the shortening of movesets for certain Pokemon should not, and will not apply here. Adding old tms to new Pokemon is a brand new conversation, though. One that I am not too sure on myself.
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  50. 5 points
    ===================== New Sidequests - NSide1 ===================== You can go straight to the Celestinine Cascade gym/home if you want to get the next badge now, otherwise there is 1 new sidequest we can currently do. You can also donate to another project in the Grand Hall now. I recommend the Railnet Reconstruction for an eventual Togekiss reward. There's a new Move Tutor in Peridot Mosswater Market. ========== Move Tutor ========== Superpower Heat Wave Earth Power Outrage ========== ================== Mega-Z Ring - MRing1 ================== Fly to the Grand Hall and talk to DJ Arclight near the entrance inside. You will need to deliver some of the Pokemon you bought from 7th Street. Jasper Ward - Loudred (Lillin) Apophyll Academy - Makuhita (Felicia) Lapis Ward - Roggenrola (Mr.McKrezzy) Peridot Ward - Jigglypuff (Santiago) Lapis Ward - Vanillite (Eustace) If you released these Pokemon, then you are not able to complete this sidequest without trading other players. If you evolved any of these Pokemon, you can breed them with a Ditto and give the owner the new one to complete it. Put all the sidequest Pokemon into your party and someone that can use Fly. Fly to Jasper Ward and enter the southwest building. Give Lillin the Loudred by talking to her a couple times. Fly to Apophyll Academy and enter the mid western room in the middle area. Speak to the person inside, then fly back to the Grand Hall to get DJ Arclight's autograph. Return to the girl and talk to her a couple times to give her Makuhita. Fly to Lapis Ward and enter the house next to the Pokemart. Speak with the person inside, then fly to Spinel Town. Enter the building here and speak to the guy inside a couple times to give back the Roggenrola. Form a team of Pokemon before finding the next person. It will include a battle. Fly to Peridot Ward and enter the northern alleyway. Quicksave and speak to 1 of the gang members a couple times to enter a battle. After you win, Fly to Lapis Ward and enter the southwest building to speak with the girl you gave the Loudred to earlier. Give her the Jigglypuff and Fly back to Apophyll Academy. Speak with the girl you gave the Makuhita to earlier and Fly back to Spinel town to speak with the Roggenrola owner there. Quicksave and speak with him again to start a battle after getting his autograph. ======== Mckrezzy ======== Incineroar - Weakness: Fighting, Ground, Rock, Water Starmie - Weakness: Bug, Ghost, Grass, Electric, Dark Flygon - Weakness: Ice, Dragon, Fairy Omastar - Weakness: Fighting, Ground, Grass, Electric Staraptor - Weakness: Rock, Electric, Ice Armaldo - Weakness: Rock, Steel, Water ============================================ After the battle, you will receive TM15 Hyper Beam. Fly back to Apophyll Academy and give the girl his autograph. You will receive the Headphones in return. Fly to Jasper Ward and give the girl the Headphones. Fly back to Peridot Ward and enter the northern alleyway to speak with the gang member again. After talking to him a couple times, you will learn your next destination: Onyx Ward apartments rooftop. Bring a full team again and healing items. You will be fighting 2 battles in a row without a chance to heal. As soon as you exit the elevator, you will be thrown into a doubles battle. ============= Gang Members ============= Weezing - Weakness: Psychic Alolan Muk - Weakness: Ground Lickilicky - Weakness: Fighting Zangoose - Weakness: Fighting Mudsdale - Weakness: Water, Grass, Ice Tsareena - Weakness: Flying, Poison, Bug, Fire, Ice ========================================= ======= Eustace ======= Manectric - Weakness: Ground Scizor - Weakness: Fire Sharpedo - Weakness: Fighting, Bug, Grass, Electric, Fairy Alakazam - Weakness: Bug, Ghost, Dark Sceptile - Weakness: Flying, Poison, Bug, Fire, Ice =============================================== My Team: Reuniclus - Regenerator ability. Holds Amplified Rock. Uses Trick Room + Psychic + Recover Malamar - Contrary ability. Holds Fist Plate. Uses Superpower + Night Slash + Psycho Cut Magnezone - Sturdy ability. Holds Zap Plate. Uses Discharge + Flash Cannon Escavalier - Swarm ability. Holds Insect Plate. Uses X-Scissor + Iron Head Arcanine - Intimidate ability. Holds Charcoal. Uses Heat Wave + Flare Blitz Mudsdale - Stamina ability. Holds Earth Plate. Uses Earthquake + Superpower Strategy: Put Reuniclus in the first slot. You will want to use Trick Room in the 2nd battle as soon as you can. If you kill the Weezing here, Alolan Muk will inherit his Levitate ability and have no weakness. That's why I prefer taking out the Alolan Muk first. Keep fainting all the Pokemon on the left side of the battle, so it becomes a 2vs1. When there's only 1 Pokemon left, use Revives and heal up your team to prepare for the 2nd battle. If you can get the Trick Room off as soon as it starts, just play to your type advantages and you will come away with the victory. After the battle, he will return home in Lapis Ward, next to the Pokemart. Bring him the Vanillite from 7th street and give it to him after speaking with him multiple times. After that, return to the Grand Hall and speak with DJ Arclight to get your reward. The Mega-Z Ring, lets you mega evolve Pokemon and use their Z-Moves. You must have the required Mega Stone or Crystal though. ================== Water Gym - Badge16 ================== Fly to Celestinine Cascade and enter the Gym. Enter the northern doors to start it. Grab a Pokemon that can use Surf, Dive and Waterfall for now. There's a PC next to the entrance if you need to use it. Dive into the water and take the southern path. Follow it around and keep surfacing in the brighter spots and diving back into the water to reach the northern part of the gym. Speak with Amaria at the top of the gym. She will start swimming around underwater. You can also jump the platforms south of you to get a warp to and from the gym entrance to here. After warping back to the entrance, Dive into the water again. Take the western path this time and when it splits between north and south, follow it north. Keep following this path and after you go up a waterfall, go through the next room and you will find an area that keeps changing colors. Amaria will be in here. Speak with her and she will run off again. Exit north out of this room and in the next, exit west. Go up a waterfall and you will find another room that changes color. Speak with Amaria again to have her swim away. I think depending on your actions between Amaria and Titania, she will either be in the next room south of you, or she will go back to the top of her gym. If shes in the next room south of you, speak with her and wait about a minute for the scenes to progress. Return to the entrance and there's a TM hiding underwater that we can get before the gym battle. Dive into the water and take the east path. Keep following it, until it splits between south and west. Take the west path. When it splits again, take the west path and go north to find TM81 X-Scissor. Return to the entrance and use the warp to reach the top of her gym and challenge her. You can pick between singles, or doubles for this battle. ============================== Amaria (Underwater & Water Fields) ============================== Singles Battle: Rotom (Wash) - Weakness: Grass Ludicolo - Weakness: Flying, Poison, Bug Mega Swampert - Weakness: Grass Kingdra - Weakness: Dragon, Fairy Wishiwashi - Weakness: Grass, Electric Lapras - Weakness: Fighting, Rock, Grass, Electric ======================================== ============================== Amaria (Underwater & Water Fields) ============================== Doubles Battle: Vaporeon - Weakness: Grass, Electric Seismitoad - Weakness: Grass Primarina - Weakness: Poison, Grass, Electric Lanturn - Weakness: Ground, Grass Mega Blastoise - Weakness: Grass, Electric Lapras - Weakness: Fighting, Rock, Grass, Electric ======================================== My Team: Roserade, Magnezone, Toxicroak, Malamar, Reuniclus, Escavalier. Strategy: You can literally win this battle with only Roserade (if you end up in singles). Throw a STAB item on it and use Giga Drain on everyone. The Rotom likes to start the battle by setting up Reflect and Light Screen. He also uses Hydro Pump, which Roserade resists and it has low accuracy. This all means that you have a bunch of free turns. Use it to buff yourself up. X Speed and X Special will sweep the gym. You could also try running Trick Room and Grassy Terrain. After the battle, you will receive the Torrent Badge and TM55 Scald. It says you can use Rock Climb now, but its not enabled until Episode 18. We can get 1 more item now. Fly back to Peridot Ward and speak with the Hiker you received an Onix from near the beginning of the game. If you didn't get the Onix, I don't think he will be here. He will be a bit northeast of the Train Station. I think it needs to be clear weather and morning/daytime for him to appear. He will also give you a Choice Band or Choice Specs depending on the gang you joined. That's everything you can do in Episode 17. There's still all the online sections of the game that you could give a try, while you wait for Episode 18.
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