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  1. 150 points
    For updates on the status of V13, please click here!
  2. 39 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 5.1 - - 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 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 Windows Mirror 1: Mega (521 MB) Mirror 2: Drive (521 MB) Mac Mirror 1: Mega (524 MB) Mirror 2: Drive (524 MB) 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. Please note that it contains most (but not all) of the bug fixes and new content. Do not load this update from the Manor Basement, Silver Rise, Bountilia Island OR Odis Village PBS files can be downloaded by clicking here Created by Caz, Ruby Red, and Posty Thanks to andracass for creating a Mac version of the game Feels good to be back - Other Screenshots - - Credits - Want to lend me a hand? Support me on Patreon! - Full Cover Art (downloadable) -
  3. 37 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. 33 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 and instagram uwu Lets goooooooooooo New Desolation Logo: Cover Art: Inspired by the lovely @Zumi and her incredible character art for Pokemon Rejuvenation, I felt that it was fitting for the Desolation characters to have similar artwork as well! Especially after being gone for 3 years, aha~ Sorry for the Green Charlotte Fans... I've got something better :^) Character Art: And well, I couldn't help myself so I made icons of them too! Free to use, and no need to ask~ Character Icons: Thanks for stopping by, everyone! I hope you liked the art I made, as well as the new design for Ava! **Note, This thread is for all Official Artwork for the Game, If you have created fanart, please post it in this thread here!**
  5. 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.
  6. 16 points
    Hey guys! I'm Alioda! I'm a concept artist and I love Pokémon Fan-Games! Ok so first of all, I just wanna start by saying that there's going to be SPOILERS in here, so if you didn't finish V12, then I would advice you to leave this thread as quickly as you can haha. With that out of the way, let's talk about my journey playing Pokémon Rejuvenation! *Note : English is not my first language, i'm from France and I starting learning proper English like 6years ago. So sorry in advance if you find some weird sentences while reading this x). My journey playing Pokémon Rejuvenation! I started playing Pokémon Rejuvenation about six months ago now, I think? I already knew the game thanks to Let's Plays and all that kind of stuff but... While watching those Let's Plays, I always had this feeling that Rejuvenation contained more than just its main story. I also saw that a lot of people were complaining because Reborn and Rejuvenation have "too many characters" and that "it was really difficult to know or remember who's that character or who's that one antagonist ?" etc... And I'm not going to lie, I also had this problem at the beginning, but not until I decided to make my own notepad where I wrote down every single piece of information about each character! And If I can tell you one thing right now, is that this idea was just one of the best ideas ever! Because not only did I remember every character's name and appearance but also their stories throughout the adventure. So I also took the opportunity to fill that notepad with everything that was related to side quests etc...That helped me a lot as well. And oh boy, what a game! Pokémon Rejuvenation is a game that has so much character development. Whether it's about the main story characters or the side story characters. There's so much in this game, and I can tell right now that if you think that you've finished the game , you probably haven't visited the region after EVERY event. Because there's always gonna be a side quest or event that will appear somewhere. Side quests are my favorite things in games, and oh boy, Pokémon Rejuvenation side quests are awesome! For example, you're not going to just get an item for a character and that's it. This character will have a name, a story, and many more side quests in the future. This character is important and can probably be related to something or someone related to the main story. And let's just say that people will remember you! It's just... so well done. You know, i'm an artist who loves drawing characters by giving them a lot of character development in general. And when I say that I was just impressed by the level of character development in this game, it's because it's true (I even drew a concept art of Ren because I loved his character development throughout the story, it reminded me of Kenta for some reason) . And don't get me wrong, character development is not the only thing that makes Pokémon Rejuvenation my favorite Pokémon fan game. It's also the atmosphere, the musics choice, the story of the region, its past etc.... When I started playing the game, I actually felt a little bit depressed by seeing how sad people were in Gearen City because of how the city was before the event of the Pyramid. And wow.... FIRST OF ALL, After the event at the Pyramid I thought that the version was over. Kanon told us that we have go to Sashila Village next and it was the end of V12, so I thought that I had to wait till V13 comes out and yeah...I felt empty haha, I mean I finished all the side quests before so I thought that It was just over. But guess what, couple of months later I reopened the game because I just wanted to play and revisit the region again, so I used fly to visit East Gearen first and.... Let's just say that I lost my mind at this moment LOL . The city was clean, the music in the background was Song of Stroms by GlitchxCtiy (What a beautiful song omg). Everyone was happy. There were some new side quests to do at the Help Plaza. And it was already enough new content for me but then I went on visiting Oceana Pier and someone told me that a boat came from... (i'm sorry what did you say!?) Reborn City!? When I saw Aya and Adrienn I just lost my mind haha, I remember I took off my glasses and I couldn't believe it... What an experience. I will never forget that. I just finished battling Aya yesterday. And today, even tho I already fought Isha, I discovered that there were another side quest at the Hospital of Hope, a quest regarding Maman... and i'm not gonna spoil it to you but wow what a way to end V12. (I hate you Neved). Of course I want to thank all the members of the Rejuvenation Team for this beautiful game, you guys are doing a great job and i'm a huge fan of your fan-game, It's the best Pokémon game that I played to this day, and I play Pokémon since Red & Blue haha. Keep up the good work guys and thank you! *My concept art of Ren for those of you who are interested :
  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. 11 points
    This one was worth getting the copyright claim
  10. 11 points
    I wanted to make a formal announcement. Due to my recent interests in revisting old, Japanese, Pokemon episodes I recently got a spark of motivation to work on my project again. Not until later this year, but, it will be done. I will be making a Discord server for my game, as I have recently grown out of my old attitude that kept me away from doing so. I believe that my fans and followers deserve to be kept on the up-and-up, so I will be creating one in the very near future. I also will be working on several, new, animations for in-game cutscenes and they will be REALLY cool. After I clear up some debt that's been looming over my head, I will be getting back to it soon. As for an explanation for my hiatus: depression, finances, and I wanted to get away from the whole internet cynicism that has poisoned my heart and mind. I wanted to step back, enjoy life a lot more than I was before, and excel in places that I was faulted in. In that time I've been gone: I have gone far with the new things I've learned. greatly I will be, in the future, making more regular updates, and will be active in my Discord server, and may even set up some form of donation system, since I know some people were willing to help me through this dark time of mine. As you guys know I authored a manga and am working on an unrelated series to this one, alongside this game's development, and that still stands. I will be juggling several projects as I continue forward with my life. I said it before and will say it again: I don't quit and never abandon what is essentially my life's work. I had a setback and will return soon. I appreciate every one of you who has followed me and kept up with my work thus-far. I truly do, from the bottom of my heart, and I wish to do my best to make you guys a game worth waiting for. I admit I am a perfectionist and fret about the details, which is why this game has taken so long. I want my vision to be realized as perfectly as possible. -- Dylanrockin
  11. 10 points
    Hi and Welcome to V12: Death of One, Birth of Another Item Guide The guide might not be complete, and those are all the items I found myself in the game, it might include some spoilers so be warned! If you find any more items please comment bellow from where you can find them. Make sure to use the itemfinder later once you get it, it's very useful and handy while you search! Marks: + mark before the item name indicates that the item is visible, a similar symbol shown on its place as follows: - Red Pokéball for General items. - Yellow Pokéball for TMs and HMs. - Blue and Green Pokéballs and Shiny Symbol for some Key items. - Light Blue Pokéball for Mega Stones. - Gray Pokéball for Z-Crystals - Purple Pokéball for Crests. - Black Pokéball for Data Files on Rift Pokémon. - Green Sparkling Crystals for Zygarde Cells. Have fun hunting. V12: Death of One, Birth of Another Items Listed by Chapters Items Listed by Location Items Listed by Typing Shops Achievements Mining Rock Wild Pokemon V1: Where Love Lies Chapter 1 - My Departure Chapter 2 - The Line that Bonds us Chapter 3 - Perfect Life Perfect Paranoia Chapter 4 - Everyone's Bad Ending Follower Pokemon
  12. 10 points
    More proof that Deagan is the dumbest character in Pokemon Rejuvenation.
  13. 10 points
    Haio o/ not really good at spriting but I love the game and wanted to give it a shot. You liked flora? Well here's something new... NOW LOADING..... 10% "Evil dad is trying to sacrifice you in the name of the lord? Just go super saiyan mode!" 35% "Tired of all the people that just want a piece of you? Yeah, happens..." 70% "Anathea who?" 100% --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- M @Zumi senpai please notice me ; v;
  14. 10 points
    Made this a while ago don't think I posted it anywhere outside of Discord yet.
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  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.
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  19. 7 points
    Hope you like it! Dont break the game, haha uwu
  20. 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.
  21. 7 points
    Welcome back, friend :]
  22. 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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  25. 6 points
    Shofu disappeared after the gauntlet, a new challenger enters the pokemon reborn ring, it's Tyranitartube
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  27. 6 points
    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
  28. 6 points
    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!
  29. 6 points
    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!
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    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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    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.
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    Titania and Amaria *silently sobbing*
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    Rejuv fanart dump that already exists on my art thread, but oh well ~ A week late, oops. :')
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    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!
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    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?
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    1 upvote = +1 supporter of the anti-X-item movement gogogo
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    It's part of the reason, but you're wrong. We'll see when v13 drops :]
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    "Radomus is Anna's daughter." ~Thamill, 2020
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    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, now Candy will put two and two together and realize that I was not only involved in crime, but in fact was once a leader of the group that was causing such 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
  42. 5 points
    Would be neat if the protagonist gets winter clothing for going over to Neverwinter.
  43. 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:
  44. 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.
  45. 5 points
    for the safety of our team members, the newest estimate for release is now summer of 2052.
  46. 5 points
    nuzlocke can be turned off if you die like a bitch the rest would require debug
  47. 5 points
  48. 5 points
    alright hi i woke up so now i can get cracking at some of your questions! i can't answer them all, but i'll try to get a good chunk out of the way. sorry if i skipped your question bc that means someone else might be better off answering those for you! It's a long ass post so I'm putting it in a spoiler, but have a good read!
  49. 5 points
    Yes, it doesn't necessarily require a soul. Just one being and Rift matter. Some Legends are available. Most notable Zygarde (Doggo) and Type:Null/Silvally. Phione also exists but I don't exactly classify that as a legend? Maybe you'll see soon :] May be possiblle, who knows :] There's quite a few, I think when the game is wrapping up I'll make a thread of cut content + unused material. -In Erin's defense she's not really paying attention to who you are-- She's trying to get the library to lose business because they played her. She probably did recognize you, but didn't think it was important enough to mention. -Zetta isn't gone for good, that's all I'll say. -Yeah, the reason is workload. Each sprite has around 8? sprite sets. With secondary outfits (and future ones!) it multiplies each time. So the number of sprites that need to be made are.... A Lot. Besides I also animate the player's sprite sometimes during cutscenes and I just don't have the motivation to do more than 6 lol. -As for romance, I just don't feel comfortable doing it. I don't really like games that turn harem-ish. It's just a personal turn off. Anything more than subtle and it just gets awkward for me. Sorry if that answer is disappointing. -It's a bitch and that's why I chose to do it. I'm not afraid. I know I'm not perfect and I will make mistakes. Rejuv is just a trial run for me, long term. A very fun trial run, at that!
  50. 4 points
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