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memyselfandI2 Dunsparce Cloud from The Biosphere Relationship Status: Hooked on a feeling
Dunsparce Cloud
Jan 6th 2020 at 3:27:09 PM

Kin Island, Revy's Grave

-the grass has intensified somewhat-

Thorn: <No need to thank me.>

Ever: (rubbing their ear, which has stopped bleeding) Wasn't going to.

Pleth: <Well, I appreciate it.>

Revy: Hey, 'fire, what happened to your wing?

Skyfire: -growls-

Brie: Don't call her that. And it's not your business.

Revy: Pff, okay. Whatever. All of you feeling okay? Amanita? Pef?

PEFE!Every: Oh, who the fuck told her?

Revy: I'm in the groupchat!

PEFE!Every: ...Why?!

Revy: -shrugs- So you're feeling well enough to swear. Amanita?

Amanita: Feeling well enough to wonder why we're not all kicking your ass around now.

Revy: Really? You really want to do that, when I'm not doing anything but conducting a harmless little resurrection?

Amanita: I'm sorry, a harmless little what?

Baccarat: <Aw, man, do I have to give the whole expository speech ag—>

Brie: We're at Revy the First's grave on Kin Island, Revy thinks she can somehow bring him back without Jirachi or anything.

Baccarat: <Gods, you're a stodge.>

Brie: I dislike you.

Ever: Ooh, tell us how you really feel, Brie...

Brie: Whose side are you on?!

Dunsparce didn't stop being a thing or anything.
Pentigan Fwomph from The Underverse
Fwomph
Jan 6th 2020 at 3:32:09 PM

Jammer Signal

The Voice: Brother what's my name? Thank ya kindly and folks, it's game, set, match!

The Voice: Chalk another victory up to the Signal Jammers, 'cause a bird flying south for the winter just told me they saw Interpol ships limping out of the Arctic with their little curly tails between their legs. Operation Saintfall scrubbed out against the Signal Jammers and their special guest stars from another timeline, the once and future J-Team heroes! That ain't to say Kringle didn't do his part, you ever draw the ire of the Yule Lads and the Yule Cat you'd know how tussle they can get. So now it's time to celebrate but of course the Nightfall ain't over, because of course we Jammers are polite and noone appreciates leaving decorations up that long. Same goes for propaganda, so while you're out celebrating make sure to tear down a poster for me.

-There's a moment, just a moment of dead air-

The Voice: And Nick, if you're hearing this you know what I've been wishing for all these years. Just... Lemme know if it's too hard to find that itinerant Orpheus... Well kids, that's Christmas saved. Let's see if these coppers want to beef with the next holiday on the list, I'm sure us Jammers will be happy to show you the true meaning of...

-There's a ruffle of papers-

The Voice: Hah, [Australia] Day. Well kids, have an excellent Christmas and goodnight!

Spacequest - Day 2

-Pent was actually having fun in the simulator when the klaxon went off. And then the dread returned because now there was legitimate danger. However, the presence of a friend in his mind and at his side did help recover his mood as he jumped into the gunnery control seat-

Yes! I was thinking that myself. Picked out a suitable Celestial Armament name for it and everything. Keeping it a secret until I actually get to use it though.

-He closed his eyes for a moment as he clicked off the safeties, just as he had to in sim-

Probably not enough thrust to work in-atmo yeah? At least not without some massive Aura depletion.

Jubilife Arena

-This concert was sudden, a free-for-all had occurred at the front box office for die-hard fans to get tickets. Something this short-notice was unexpected, usually the performances were scheduled and ticketed months in advance and TV crews had cottoned onto the discrepancy and realized what it meant. The stage was set up as best it could on short notice, though it lacked for some of the more elaborate confectionery-motif pieces. Slowly the performers filed out on-stage and perhaps most surprisingly it was all of the performers, all 20 of them. In the dark of the stage the girl in the most elaborate candy-colored dress stepped forward and raised a glinting golden ticket above her head-

Chandra Hather, J-Pop Starlet: We're in!

-The arena bursts out in noise as the lights come on and the music rushes in and the carefully choreographed dance gets underway. The crowd went wild, their fanaticism at a fever peak. Hard Candy had been chosen-

A Media Montage

Hard Candy is all smiles and sweetness on the surface. With a young and faithful fanbase in [Japan], every concert is a packed arena where you can barely hear the music over the cheering throng.

Chandra Hather, post-concert: We're just so happy to be invited by Lady Meloetta to her competition. We'll try our best okay? We'll hold nothing back!

Hard Candy is the third and most successful attempt of Mrs Matashi to put together an idol group that can take the world by storm. Most concerts and music videos use a rotating cast from the full twenty-person roster however Chandra Hather usually ends up top billing vocal lead for all but the most trivial performances (Chandra refuses to do advertisements for any product she is not directly tied to). Ten months ago Hard Candy made carefully-targeted waves by adding their first trans member to the roster

Chandra Hather, backstage at the previous concert: Where is my Claire-de-Lunatone Mist machine? If I find out one of you took it you are out. O-U-T out! I need my peppermint puff of air before performing!

And then we delve under the surface. Chandra Hather is a Double Platinum ranked member of the Claire-de-Luna direct selling group and has been part of public disputes with 'the haters' ever since day one. Mrs Matashi doesn't care how often she needs to talent scout a replacement member of the group, as long as the media focuses more on who's joining than why someone's leaving then the money will keep rolling in.

A hater, standing near a pair of twins: Man, I wish someone would shut up that diva.

But now as her starlet is starting to age out of the role, the allure of selling Hard Candy to QBL Records becomes all the more enticing for Mrs Matashi and the fame from Hard Candy winning the Battle of the Bands would give her a lot of leverage in negotiations for selling the group.

That is, if they win.

Stormchaser

-Pent's here, walking along with the satchel (with Snom), his regular bag and Susan on the other end of a phone call-

Susan, On Phone: You have to get me one of those tickets.

Hm? Why?

Susan: I don't know why but... Meloetta didn't give me one.

What? But our stuff's great.

Susan: I know! So clearly she must want us to sign up under the J-Team yeah? You need to get me a ticket.

Okay I'll try.

-So yeah, he's just wandering about and may come across someone-

It's clearly a case of backroom political albumizing.
memyselfandI2 Dunsparce Cloud from The Biosphere Relationship Status: Hooked on a feeling
Dunsparce Cloud
Jan 6th 2020 at 3:34:39 PM

Kin Island, Revy's Grave

Ever: So, like, I guess we just don't invite All to these little meetups any more? Okay. Seriously though. Pretty sure it's a bad idea, bringing the guy back. Leaving aside the whole "trespassing on the gods' domain" thing—

Amanita: Personally, I don't think we should leave that aside.

Ever: —It's Revy the First. A notorious pirate. Not that I imagine morality makes too much of a difference to you—

Revy: Nope!

Ever: —but it does to us. Well, most of us.

-PEFE!Every nods appreciatively. Amanita and Brie give her uncomfortable looks-

Ever: This world doesn't need Revy back.

-...-

-Revy bursts out laughing-

Revy: You're all so adorable when you're being stubborn. You know you can't stop me.

Ever: I'm inclined to disagree, myself.

Amanita: We went over this already. We know the tricks for your team.

Hygeia: (speaks up, the Memitos startling slightly) <I've brushed up my technique recently. Medical science is always advancing, no?>

Baccarat: <And Iiiiiiiii've got my luck back~!>

Revy: You really, really don't know all my tricks.

-she grins-

Besides, even if you could stop me, how are you going to do that...when you're too busy fighting Pef?

PEFE!Every: Pardon?

Revy: Come on. Bringing back the dead? You know you can't resist the urge to see if I'm right. If you let your cousins interfere, you won't get to find out what I'm planning, or whether it'll work.

PEFE!Every: ...

Ever: Oh, no, come on, not now...

Revy: Your other cousins don't appreciate you anyway, right? Ever needles you, you're fighting with Brie more often than not, and Amanita's got her own things going on. Why not take my side?

Brie: Every, don't listen to her...

Revy: Come on. Best experiment you'll ever see. Right here.

Amanita: Every...

PEFE!Every: ...

Dunsparce didn't stop being a thing or anything.
OPALGARNET16 Priest of the Temple of Syrinx from Nighttree, New Jersey Relationship Status: Abstaining
Priest of the Temple of Syrinx
Jan 6th 2020 at 3:36:37 PM

The Stormchaser

(Hearing footsteps, Kim suddenly turns to find a man talking on the phone to someone else. Instantly, her eyes light up— before being replaced instantly by cool determination as she takes out her notebook and steps forward.)

Kim: "Excuse me... are you Pentigan?"

Hi, I知 oghond, and I知 a Rushaholic. Sorry if I annoy you unintentionally. 😅
memyselfandI2 Dunsparce Cloud from The Biosphere Relationship Status: Hooked on a feeling
Dunsparce Cloud
Jan 6th 2020 at 3:37:21 PM

Kin Island, Revy's Grave

PEFE!Every: No. Obviously. What?

-there's a collective sigh of relief. Revy tilts her head-

PEFE!Every: I'll confess that I find your goals fascinating, if not necessarily admirable, but I doubt I'd be impressed with your scientific method. I'll work out resurrection on my own, thanks.

Ever: Somehow both comforting and profoundly unsettling.

PEFE!Every: Also, you've held me hostage twice. And threatened to break my fingers. Seriously, that was fucked up. I did you a nice favor.

Revy: I said I was sorry!

Ever: You didn't really.

Brie: Okay, are we done now? Can we stop pretending that this is going to get resolved diplomatically?

Ever: Why do we never get to resolve things diplomatically?

Brie: -points at Revy-

Ever: ...Fair.

Revy: Yep.

-she swings her legs-

Well, best get started. Baccarat, get going? Memitos, you know the drill; get in my way and I'm gonna start breaking things.

-Baccarat hovers down to a specific patch of grass growing a little ways inside the cave, wagging her wings-

Revy: Have at it!

Baccarat used Metronome!

Dunsparce didn't stop being a thing or anything.
PhilosopherStones Anyways Here's Darude Sandstorm from The North (lots of planets have them) Relationship Status: You can be my wingman any time
Anyways Here's Darude Sandstorm
Jan 6th 2020 at 3:43:39 PM

Xmas Party

"Logan! Ligan!"

A very drunk cowboy strolls over to Logan with a hat box.

"Merr Critmas. It Critmas."

GIVE ME YOUR FACE
AnimeboyIanpower Empathic Kid Hero-in-training from Queen Mary's Castle Relationship Status: Brewing the love potion
Empathic Kid Hero-in-training
Jan 6th 2020 at 3:44:53 PM

Stormchaser

Me: Yeah. It sure was.

-At that point, Ian's Xtransceiver begins to shudder as Ian receives a transmission coming from Jubilife City-

Me: Oh? Nanda kore?

-Ian checks his Xtransceiver and sees the media montage depicting Hard Candy, what appears to be a [J-Pop] band that received a golden ticket, as he and Kim have...-

Me: -to Kim- You might wanna see this...

Show me the wisdom of the world... Tell me the secrets of the heart... and the sweet~ mysteries~ of love~...
Pentigan Fwomph from The Underverse
Fwomph
Jan 6th 2020 at 4:15:12 PM

Stormchaser

Do you ask that of everyone?

-He shrugs and smiles-

But yeah, you got me. What's up?

It's clearly a case of backroom political albumizing.
memyselfandI2 Dunsparce Cloud from The Biosphere Relationship Status: Hooked on a feeling
Dunsparce Cloud
Jan 6th 2020 at 4:26:10 PM

Kin Island, Revy's Grave

Metronome became Geomancy!

-rainbow light begins settling around her-

Brie: Geomancy? How's that gonna...oh.

Ever: "Oh" is right, I think.

Amanita: We need to stop her.

Ever: Agreed. Brie, take point? This kind of fight is your area.

Brie: Yeah. Every? Feeling up for it?

PEFE!Every: -Uh...I would need time. To bring in the Legion. I don't know how much else I can contribute.

Brie: We may not have that time, but it's best we'll get. Get on it. Amanita, buy her cover to get clear of the fighting. Go past Hygieia into the grass; there's a mon guarding the sea escape.

Amanita: ...Got it.

-she frowns, but nods-

Brie: Ever?

Ever: Mmm?

Brie: We're gonna punch through.

Ever: Workable.

Brie: Break.

Battle! Memito Complex Ever, Amanita, Brie, and Every vs. Professional Descendant Revy!

Dunsparce didn't stop being a thing or anything.
OPALGARNET16 Priest of the Temple of Syrinx from Nighttree, New Jersey Relationship Status: Abstaining
Priest of the Temple of Syrinx
Jan 6th 2020 at 4:27:48 PM

The Stormchaser

(Upon hearing Ian's voice, Kim steps away from Pentigan and looks over at the Xtransiever, with Paul, Sinatra, and Dio following her. When she sees what is on the screen, she stares down at it in shock.)

Kim: "Oh my god..."

Sinatra: (in a rage) <Who the heck are those bozos and what do they want with the Battle of the Bands?!>

Paul: (nervously) <I think they're trying to beat us...>

Dio: (laughing) <Nonsense, Paul! Those [J-Pop] folks are no match for the power of HEAVY METAL ROCK AND ROLL...!>

Kim: "We gotta go to Sinnoh to catch ourselves a Turtwig straight away... those people are already preparing..."

Dio: (saddened) <But what about Dark Pulse? I still want to learn it...>

Kim: "You can just go over there and talk to Pentigan yourself. I'm sure he'll be willing to teach you. For now, I think Ian, Paul, Sinatra and I should head over to Sinnoh." (turns to Ian) "Assuming, of course, that you think we should go right now..."

Hi, I知 oghond, and I知 a Rushaholic. Sorry if I annoy you unintentionally. 😅
AbsentCoder Some Rando from Doofenshmirtz Neutral Incorporated Relationship Status: RelationshipOutOfBoundsException: 1
Some Rando
Jan 6th 2020 at 4:33:12 PM

Stormchaser, Room 713

He saw the video.

"...we're not gonna survive with covers alone - we'll need something original if our grip starts to slip."

<Stick to what you know,> Cassandra warned, to which her trainer responded to with a hum.

"Maybe a remix?" He offered.

<...Not feeling anything. Go for it.>

And with a bootup sequence, he got to work.

[Insert Unoriginal Stinger Here]
memyselfandI2 Dunsparce Cloud from The Biosphere Relationship Status: Hooked on a feeling
Dunsparce Cloud
Jan 6th 2020 at 4:34:33 PM

Kin Island, Revy's Grave

Brie: Ramphyros! Calamity!

Ever: Nitro! Solace!

Amanita: Emperor!

Ever: Oh boy.

Brie: Be nice!

-Amanita leaps onto Emperor's back, dragging PEFE!Every along, and the Drapion charges for Hygieia-

PEFE!Every: AUGH!

Amanita: Hold on!

PEFE!Every: Never my most impressive skill!

Amanita: You're really not going to like what comes next!

Hygieia: <No running in the hospital!>

Amanita: Oh yeah?

Emperor: <OH Y—>

-Amanita recalls Emperor, grabbing PEFE!Every with one hand as the two tumble through the air-

-and Ares with the other as he bursts from his Pokeball-

Ares: <Whoa!>

Amanita: How about flying?

Hygieia: <Also banned!>

Amanita: ...Well, uh, too bad!

-Ares climbs as Hygieia hurls a Shadow Ball, PEFE!Every letting out a squeak as it grazes her shoe-

PEFE!Every: Aughholyshitholyshitholyshit

Amanita: Ares, U-turn!

Ares: <Like, the move or—>

Amanita: Nope! Pef, sorry about this!

PEFE!Every: Sorry about wh— AUGH!

-as Ares whips around, Amanita just hurls PEFE!Every as hard as she can, aiming for a patch of tall grass-

Amanita: Get the Legion!

Ares: <Cold.>

Amanita: If none of us come out of this with worse than a few bruises, I'll be happy. Let's go help the others!

Hygieia: <Let's not do that!>

Amanita: Ah, fuck.

Dunsparce didn't stop being a thing or anything.
Umbramatic Meet The New Boss from WAAPT usually, sometimes WHABP or maybe PEFE Relationship Status: Gay for Big Boss
Meet The New Boss
Jan 6th 2020 at 4:45:23 PM

Amarin Party

Alli: -swinging her feet where she's sitting- You two look like you're having a good time.

SPACE

Julius: Wait, probes?

Magnus: {HA! I CAN HANDLE PROBES!}

Final Shell

-The Dynamax Cannon, being actually capable of super-effective damage against the Fanatic, does a LOT-

-The damage from the various Max Moves isn't too far behind-

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   The Fanatic:    N̬o̬̜̦̪̲.̘͕͠.͎͇̦͉.̷͓͉̝̤̹ ̖̘̼̥̭̪̗̕N͈̺͚̜̼͙O̼̭̹!͙̹͎̮̙̗͘ͅ ̠Y͉͇̞̹̻̼̹o̡͓̥̪̞̯͎u̳̱̯̗̝̪͓͢ ̛͇w̯͍͉o͚̼͔̯̻͡n̖͞'͓͍t̶̙̩̮ ̦̹d̸͔e̻͚̟̞͍͎ͅfy̪̹͞ ͓͈̳̝͓͓͟m̩̹͇͔͜e͓̪͙͙̙ ̨͎̖͉l̼͎i̸͉̲̙͉̬̟k̬e̤̭̜̳͈ ̸t̗͈͞h̢is͕̙̝̟̯̟!̳̼̠̻̘̳̀ ̹̼͚̤A̝̟̤̺͜nd̸̤̣̖̯͔ͅ s̞̞t̖͍̳o̟̻͔p͓̺͈̫̜ ͈̱͙͘ͅͅc͚͚͔̤̰̹̤a͓̜̭͝l̥͜ͅl͇̙͇͈͎̮͙͠i͉̘̙͕ͅn͉͜g̙̫͔͜ ̨̯me̸͎̺̱̩̮ ̴̤a̯̝̻͍̰̤̯n̗ ̫̬͡e̬͉͉g̫̼̯͈͇̰̠͘g̺͔!̟̘̺͔̣̣́ ̭̤͙͔̥͍̪͝M̱͕̤̥y̗͈̺ ́pa̸̬͖w͙̪̣̺͙͎ͅn̠̜ ͇̖̥̣o̜͖ve̦̮̜̣̜r̬ ̙̻͡th͍̖̝̺͖e͈r͈̙̞̱e̤̮̻͓͉͠ ̤̜͕̺͖̤͇i͇͉͖̰̲͔͢s̥ ̶̤̯̘͙t̵̳̞͕̣̬̱͓h̬̮̥̯͎͚̥ḛ͍͟ ̷̪̮͍e̜̝̦̙̮g͝g͉̣͍!

-He points a tentacle at Multiman. Multiman gives him this look-

Dr. Multiman: Pawn, am I?

-Absolute Virtue, who Multiman is riding on, suddenly becomes even more massive-

Well then... CHECKMATE!

-Absolute Virtue drops a Max Starfall on the Fanatic-

-Meanwhile, Giga Mega Venustoise also becomes even more massive-

DynaGigaMegaVenustoise: W͔͇͍̬͍̱H̶O͍͕͕'̪S̫̟̰̻̰T̬̪̩̮̬͍̻Ḫ̵͔̙͇É̻̟͚̺̦ L̙͔͖̮̩̖̣I͉͙T̳̮̻͟T̢̳͓̣͚̳͘͜Ḷ̡͍̘̟͈͓̹ͅE̤͔̼̻͙̘ G̡̭̻ͅL̙̖̗͈͉̯͟͡͡I̴̡̛̪T͇̺̲̗C̰̺̫̙̝̯̣̟̤͝H̵̙͓ N̫̮͖̪̠̖̥̩͇͜O̴̝̜͉͍̲W̴̱̗̪?̼̠̩̪͔̭̟̱!̘͡

-He hits Kolemm with a simultaneous Max Overgrowth and Max Gyser-

Major Monogram: <Are you filming this, Carl?>

Carl: -holding a camera- <Sure a->

-Suddenly Carl grows and stretches and glows red-

Carl: WOAH! THE GUYS BACK HOME ARE GONNA LOVE THIS!

-He promptly films himself punching the Fanatic with a Max Knuckle-

-A small smile starts growing on Gudrunn's face-

-The Fanatic attempts to retaliate-

The Fanatic used G-Max Volt Crash!

Contact Me!
memyselfandI2 Dunsparce Cloud from The Biosphere Relationship Status: Hooked on a feeling
Dunsparce Cloud
Jan 6th 2020 at 4:47:14 PM

Kin Island, Revy's Grave

-they're fine-

-clearly-

-let's change focus-

-as Brie, Ever, and their mons charge Baccarat, Elysium leaps down from his perch, intercepting them-

Brie: Cal, Aerial Ace!

Calamity: <You know me so well!>

-they dive, explosions popping on their spikes as they careen wildly towards Elysium-

-who stands firm, as sand and rock are seemingly drawn up from the ground, covering him in a heavy coating of earth-

Elysium used Camouflage!

Camouflage turned Elysium into the Rock-type!

Calamity: <Wait, what—>

-and Elysium lowers his head, catching Calamity on his antlers without even seeming bothered, flicking the Minior to one side with a toss of his head-

Ever: Well, that's absolutely rude.

Elysium: <Mmm.>

Ever: But kinda dumb, because it means I can do this. Nitro, Shadow Ball!

Brie: Ramphyros, Dragon Pulse!

Nitro: <Deer, huh? I know what to do about that!>

Ramphyros: <Stop talking and do it!>

-Nitro conjures up a bow of ice and obscura, firing an arrow that curves around towards Elysium, while Ramphyros screams, angling her ears to direct a Dragon Pulse-

-and Elysium darts to one side, not even looking bothered as the Dragon Pulse zigzags to catch him and more arrows rain down-

Ever: Solace, Night Slash!

-with Elysium distracted, it's the perfect time to hit. She dashes in, ducking low, sliding under Elysium's hooves and out the other side, and whirls around, claw extended-

-only for it to meet a hoof-

Elysium used Double Kick!

-and then another hoof, which catches Solace in the side and sends her skidding back with a hiss-

It hit 2x times!

Solace: <...Ow.>

Elysium: <Don't embarass yourself.>

Ever: Really, Elysium? Because she's not the one who let themself get completely surrounded.

-...huh. It would seem Ever's correct-

Calamity: <Even if you are a rock, I'm perfectly happy to crash into you.>

Elysium: <...>

Baccarat: <Ding goes the timer!>

Baccarat used Geomancy!

-the light around her warps into brightly glowing sigils, and everyone but Elysium (whose head is already down) flinches-

-and the grass grows around her, the ground shaking slightly as more sigils form-

Baccarat's Sp. Atk, Sp. Def, and Speed rose sharply!

-Elysium takes advantage of the momentary pause in the fighting to rush forward, slamming headlong into Nitro-

Elysium used Feint Attack!

Baccarat: <So nice of you to gather up!>

Baccarat used Metronome!

Metronome became Blizzard!

Dunsparce didn't stop being a thing or anything.
AnimeboyIanpower Empathic Kid Hero-in-training from Queen Mary's Castle Relationship Status: Brewing the love potion
Empathic Kid Hero-in-training
Jan 6th 2020 at 5:19:28 PM

Fanatamax Battle, VS The Fanatic

-Ian looks up and sees Piku-chan, Oshawittle and Raru at their current heights-

Me: N-Nani?! Piku-chan!? Oshawittle!? Raru!? Is that you?

G-Max Piku-chan: <Yep.>

Oshawittle: <It's us.>

Raru: <Whaddya think? Turns out that the giant skeleton dragon thing... which I think is called "Eternatus" is on our side.>

Me: Awesome! And it was Eternatus' power that...

Piku-chan: <...grew us to this height, yes.>

Me: That's awesome, and... WATCH OUT!!!

-Piku-chan (more like "Pikazilla"), becomes alerted to The Fanatic's G-Max Volt Crash, and stands to get hit by it-

Piku-chan: <Hee hee... That tickles...>

Raru: <I'll go next!>

-Raru attempts to use Confusion, but the power is so great, a concentrated orb of psychic energy hovers over Raru's head. Once Raru becomes aware of this, he targets the Fanatic and bombards the Glitch with myriad waves of psychic energy-

-The residual psychic energy seeps into the terrain, forcing out the electrical energy and making it all weird and mystical-

Raru used Max Mindstorm!

Me: Nice going, Raru!

Stormchaser

Me: Now... I'm not saying we should go to Sinnoh straightaway... What I am saying, however, is that we have a bit of competition. Then again, what's a Battle of the Bands without it?

Piku-chan: <That wouldn't be too enjoyable, now would it?>

Me: Got that right, little buddy. And... wait a minute... What did she just say...?

-Ian rewinds the feed to catch just what Chandra said-

We're just so happy to be invited by Lady Meloetta to her competition...

Piku-chan: <Did she say-?!>

Me: Meloetta?!

Show me the wisdom of the world... Tell me the secrets of the heart... and the sweet~ mysteries~ of love~...
memyselfandI2 Dunsparce Cloud from The Biosphere Relationship Status: Hooked on a feeling
Dunsparce Cloud
Jan 6th 2020 at 5:21:48 PM

Kin Island, by the Tall Grass

Amanita: Get out of our way!

Hygieia: <I don't think I will!>

-Ares climbs again, aiming to arc over Hygieia the way he did the first time-

Hygieia: <Patients are not permitted to leave the facility!>

Hygieia used Telekinesis!

Ares: <Gah! Let go!>

Amanita: Box! Resolve this!

-the Tentacruel appears midair, tendrils fanning out as she plummets-

Box: <Why don't we see which one of us is more intimidating?>

Hygieia: <Very well! :)>

-she hops back as Box lands (with surprising lightness), and counters a whipping tendril with a Shadow Ball-

-but she's forced to hop back again as Ares sends down an Air Slash-

-and again, as Box surges forward, jabbing with her stinger-

Box: <There really isn't so much you can do, is there? Why don't you just lie down and die?>

Hygieia: <When so many people need my attention? I don't think so~>

-she crackles with electricity, forcing Box back, and dodges another Air Slash-

Box: <Die!>

Amanita: And that's our cue!

Ares: <Whoo!>

-he lances forward, Telekinesis broken, as Amanita recalls Box mid-lunge. Hygieia, already bringing up a Protect shield, blinks in confusion a few times, before realizing what just happened-

Hygieia: <...How unsporting.>

-she glances at the tall grass, where she's pretty sure PEFE!Every is presumably hiding. Scientist to scientist, she imagines they could have a fascinating conversation...-

-but triage is important, and she has orders-

-she bounds off after Amanita and Ares-

-see? told you they'd be fine-

Kin Island, Tall Grass

PEFE!Every: Dammit— boot up!

Cytosol: <Stay calm. It won't go any faster if you're panicking.>

PEFE!Every: Where's a Porygon when you need one?

Vermilion PMC

SQL: <It's not cheating. I just looked up every move he's ever made and the appropriate counters.>

Dynasty: <No, I'm just saying, I think it's a little sketchy.>

SQL: <You just don't respect the game.>

Edited by memyselfandI2 on Jan 6th 2020 at 5:34:27 AM

Dunsparce didn't stop being a thing or anything.
OPALGARNET16 Priest of the Temple of Syrinx from Nighttree, New Jersey Relationship Status: Abstaining
Priest of the Temple of Syrinx
Jan 6th 2020 at 5:36:38 PM

The Stormchaser

Kim: (stunned) "Meloetta?!"

Paul: <The Meloetta?!>

Sinatra: <You're pulling my leg...!>

Dio: <I can't believe it... Meloetta herself started this whole thing...>

Sinatra: <Thought they were genderless.>

Dio: <Yeah, but she looks like a girl.>

Sinatra: (shrugs) <Fair enough.>

Kim: (gawks, then shakes her head, trying to focus) "Well, considering that Ian doesn't want us to go to Sinnoh straight away, we won't. But if we're going to have Dio learn Dark Pulse, we're going to need to do it quickly."

(She looks back. Pentigan is still there.)

Kim: "Pent's still there. Let me go up to him and ask if he wants to help."

(she does so)

Kim: "Excuse me? Pentigan?"

Hi, I知 oghond, and I知 a Rushaholic. Sorry if I annoy you unintentionally. 😅
memyselfandI2 Dunsparce Cloud from The Biosphere Relationship Status: Hooked on a feeling
Dunsparce Cloud
Jan 6th 2020 at 5:37:45 PM

Kin Island, Revy's Grave (Geomancy at +2)

-Nitro's out from the Feint Attack-

-Calamity and Ramphyros are dropped by the Blizzard. Solace too, after also taking half a Double Kick-

Baccarat: <See? That's why you don't do stupid things.>

-she wags her wings-

Baccarat used Metronome!

Metronome became Geomancy!

-more sigils start to trace themselves out in the air and on the ground, as Ever and Brie circle slowly, Elysium cantering side to side in front of them-

Brie: We can't let her power all the way up.

Ever: I'm worried we might not have much of a choice.

Brie: Do you have fliers? She can't get Blizzard twice, right?

-...-

Brie: Okay, stupid question. But I think it's the best we've got. Elysium might be Rock-type right now, but he doesn't have any Rock moves. I hope.

Ever: There's Nature Power, but it's only viable near the cave itself, and on the rocks. Still, worth watching out for.

Brie: Fair point. Ready?

Ever: Mhm.

Brie: Atlantis! Halcyon!

Ever: Spathi! Marmalade!

Elysium: <It really won't make a difference.>

Ever: I dunno. These guys might have a grudge.

Marmalade: <You! Ever, didn't we put this lunatic away?>

Ever: Sadly did not take. Earthquake!

-Marmalade dives, and Elysium leaps-

Elysium used Bounce!

Dunsparce didn't stop being a thing or anything.
Pentigan Fwomph from The Underverse
Fwomph
Jan 6th 2020 at 5:38:48 PM

Final Shell

-Down below half. Tut tut tut-
-Pent manages to snap out of his confusion by the presence of Tibalt and after a moment to get his bearings glances over Tibalt's shoulder and at the sheathed sword on his back-
-I'm giving you maybe three rounds max-
Does that sword do anything cool?
Tibalt: Well it's on fire when not sheathed, why do you ask?
Can I borrow it?
Tibalt: What, why? Can't you just do the laser thing again?
Yes, but if I have the sword I can do something cooler than the laser thing.
Tibalt: ... Okay, you've convinced me.

Stormchaser

Hm, what?

-Pent looks a little confused but then shrugs-

Hey uh... I overheard you guys talking and I guess you signed up for that competition thing yeah? You know where I can get one of those tickets..?

-He then smiles-

But yeah, whatcha want?

It's clearly a case of backroom political albumizing.
rmctagg09 The Wanderer from Brooklyn, NY Relationship Status: I won't say I'm in love
The Wanderer
Jan 6th 2020 at 5:40:02 PM

Fanatamax Raid

Doc: -Looking around- <Why are all these mons turning so big?>

Wanderer: -Absorbs a good portion of the electricity before sending it right back at the Fanatic-

Tyto!

Tyto: -Unleashes a Sinister Arrow Raid-

Edited by rmctagg09 on Jan 6th 2020 at 8:40:35 AM

Hugging a Vanillite will give you frostbite.
memyselfandI2 Dunsparce Cloud from The Biosphere Relationship Status: Hooked on a feeling
Dunsparce Cloud
Jan 6th 2020 at 5:41:18 PM

Kin Island, Revy's Grave (Geomancy at +2)

-the shockwave throws the humans for a loop, and Revy slides down from her perch, stumbling briefly as she lands-

Revy: No good!

Brie: Halc—

-using the momentum from her landing and scramble to regain her footing, Revy strides forward, and slams the heel of her hand into Brie's jaw, cutting her off-

Brie: Mmf!

Atlantis: <Hey! Skyfire isn't here right now, but I'll happily fill in!>

-she dives for Revy, but is intercepted by a descending Elysium, who kicks her away as he plunges-

Elysium: <No, you won't.>

-and he slams to the ground, already bounding towards Spathi and Marmalade as Atlantis readjusts to stay in the air-

Revy: You have the kind of team that needs orders, huh? I can work with that.

Ever: Brie, need a hand?

Brie: I'm not exactly sure what help you're offering, but I'm good.

-she shifts into a fighting stance-

She got in a cheap shot, but I think I can—

Baccarat used Geomancy!

-another set of sigils layer over the first one-

-the grass grows higher, and the shaking intensifies, as though something's looking to get out-

Baccarat's Sp. Atk, Sp. Def, and Speed rose sharply!

Brie: ...Deal with her.

Revy: Can you, though?

-she swings a kick at Brie's face with surprising speed, Brie twisting out of the way, and the two are fighting, Revy's height and reach advantage forcing Brie backwards-

Ever: ...Well, she's not wrong that I don't have much to offer. Marmalade, Spathi, holding up?

Spathi: <Could use some insight!>

-he slashes down with a Dragon Claw, Elysium skidding under him to position himself by the Salamence's back legs. Spathi's left awkwardly pointing at the ground, and is forced to flap hard to avoid crashing, at the same time pushing himself away from Elysium. The Sawsbuck parries a Dragon Claw from Marmalade with a Double Kick, and then whirls around, charging headlong with a Horn Leech-

Marmalade: -gripping Elysium's antlers even as energy drains out of her- <Maybe don't try that when you don't have any leverage, huh?>

Elysium: <You won't get past me. Baccarat!>

Baccarat: <Don't be so impatient! Goodness gracious.>

Baccarat used Metronome!

Metronome became Gravity!

-Baccarat drops the half-inch between herself and the ground-

-for Marmalade, Spathi, Halcyon, and Atlantis, it's a more dramatic fall-

-the same for Ares and Amanita, as they reenter the battle only to find that Ares's wings aren't enough to keep them aloft anymore-

Dunsparce didn't stop being a thing or anything.
OPALGARNET16 Priest of the Temple of Syrinx from Nighttree, New Jersey Relationship Status: Abstaining
Priest of the Temple of Syrinx
Jan 6th 2020 at 5:42:36 PM

The Stormchaser

Kim: (smiles) "Simple." (she takes out her notebook) "Kimberly Bond, lingual consultant. I've been looking for you. You see, my Gligar Dio wants to learn Dark Pulse- the old-fashioned way, and so I'm looking for the ultimate guide on Dark-type moves. The Prax Obsura itself. I tried talking to Rever, but he wasn't in his room... likely working on that Battle of the Bands thing, so I think I'll just leave him alone for now. So... you got the book? Or at the very least someone on your team who can teach Dio the move?"

Dio: <Hello!>

Hi, I知 oghond, and I知 a Rushaholic. Sorry if I annoy you unintentionally. 😅
memyselfandI2 Dunsparce Cloud from The Biosphere Relationship Status: Hooked on a feeling
Dunsparce Cloud
Jan 6th 2020 at 5:45:55 PM

Kin Island, Revy's Grave (Geomancy at +4)

Ares: <Gah why can't I fly holy shit what the he—>

-Amanita recalls him and sends out Box, landing on the Tentacruel's bell with a soft thump-

Box: <Have you gained weight?>

Amanita: Shush.

-she manages to turn her fall mostly into a roll, and lands on her feet, staggering from the increased gravity-

-more light begins weaving itself out of the air-

-meanwhile, now that Marmalade is groundbound, she finds herself minus her usual leverage, and Elysium completes his Horn Leech, shoving her back-

Elysium: <I can tell you how this will go. You'll keep coming at me, and I'll keep winning. I can fight any one of you at once, and if there's more than one of you, I can turn your attacks against each other.>

-he lets out a coughing bray, as he faces down the assembled mons-

<Honestly, I feel like I know you all pretty well, from things Baccarat has said, or Revy.>

Marmalade: <Gods, are we really doing the mid-battle psychoanalysis? I had enough of this from Muninn.>

Elysium: <Like, Revy said she's pretty sure you fancy yourself some sort of thinker? Battlefield strategist? Whatever. You don't have what it takes here. Maybe I'm not smarter than you, and frankly that's a big maybe, but I'm far enough out of your league that it won't make a difference.>

Marmalade: <You're overwrought.>

Elysium: <You're outclassed.>

-he snorts, and turns his attention to Spathi and Atlantis-

<You two are a mirror of each other. Salamence, you've got the will, but you don't have the loyalty. Dragonite, you've got the opposite problem. I have both, and it's why neither of you are strong enough either.>

Atlantis: <You really like the sound of your own voice, huh?>

Spathi: <He has nothing else to recommend him.>

Elysium: <Mock me when you can beat me. Sigilyph...there's no point. You wouldn't care, nobody else would care. You don't seem to have much by way of qualities.>

Halcyon: <You're essentially correct.>

Atlantis: <...That doesn't bother you to hear?>

Halcyon: <No?>

Elysium: <Hm. Like I said. None of you are competent.>

Marmalade: <...Yeah, but none of us went on a monologue and gave the backup time to get here.>

-and Elysium is flung off his feet by a massive stream of water-

Box used Scald!

Elysium: <Argh!>

-he struggles to his feet, but as he moves, he realizes something's wrong-

Elysium was burned!

Marmalade: <Oops.>

Elysium: -gritting his teeth- <...You're not the only one who can stall.>

-At two Geomancy boosts, Baccarat is indeed feeling a little lightheaded, and she's just as happy for the breather while Elysium goes on one of his tangents. But she's feeling better now, and there's no time to rest on laurels! She wags her wings-

Baccarat used Metronome!

Metronome became Geomancy!

Edited by memyselfandI2 on Jan 6th 2020 at 5:48:19 AM

Dunsparce didn't stop being a thing or anything.
AnimeboyIanpower Empathic Kid Hero-in-training from Queen Mary's Castle Relationship Status: Brewing the love potion
Empathic Kid Hero-in-training
Jan 6th 2020 at 5:51:03 PM

Stormchaser

-While Kim is talking to Pentigan, Ian muses to himself and Evelyn about the prospect of Meloetta running a Battle of the Bands-

Me: To think... Meloetta...

Piku-chan: <She's running the show...>

Me: -chuckles to himself- I guess even muses can be inspired.

Evelyn: And soon, Inspiration shall strike every one of us... and not just us...

Hatty: <...but all the other bands who will participate...>

Me: ...and Hard Candy is just the beginning... Who knows how many other bands will be playing at this godsblessed event.

Evelyn: I know... Isn't it exciting?

Me: And what's even more exciting...

Piku-chan: <Is that some of...>

Hatty: <...if not ALL of the bands...>

Evelyn: ...have the potential...

Me: ...to be...

Ian, Evelyn, Piku-chan and Hatty: <NEW FRIENDS!!!

-Ian, Evelyn, Piku-chan and Hatty jump up and down, laughing and smiling all the while at the prospect of all the potential friends there could be at the Battle of the Bands-

Show me the wisdom of the world... Tell me the secrets of the heart... and the sweet~ mysteries~ of love~...
memyselfandI2 Dunsparce Cloud from The Biosphere Relationship Status: Hooked on a feeling
Dunsparce Cloud
Jan 6th 2020 at 5:54:04 PM

Kin Island, Revy's Grave (Geomancy at +4)

-as energy winds around the existing sigils, the fight pauses for a moment-

-the tenor's changed-

Ever: ...We gotta win, now.

Revy: You won't!

Brie: Shut up!

-she lunges at Revy, shoulder-checking her hard enough to send the other girl stumbling, and kicks her legs out from under her-

Brie: Atlantis, Halcyon, attack!

Ever: Spathi, Marmalade, you too!

Amanita: Box!

-a Hyper Beam, Extrasensory, two Dragonbreaths, and a Scald all surge towards Baccarat-

Bwoink!

-who is swapped out with a Blissey, who takes the attacks like they're nothing-

Hygieia: <A good try, dears.>

-and that's it. Ever seems to wilt where they're standing. The fliers, already pressed to the ground, give up trying to get airborne, Amanita sliding off of Ares. Brie, one foot holding Revy down, loses focus completely, which Revy doesn't bother capitalizing on. Hygieia just giggles-

Hygieia: <Elysium, are you alright there?>

Elysium: <I'll live.>

Hygieia: <Admirable goals! Baccarat, darling?>

Baccarat: <Here we go!>

Baccarat's Sp. Atk, Sp. Def, and Speed rose sharply!

-the sigils explode into rainbow-colored life, the grass in the area growing wildly, and in varieties that have long since gone extinct, or haven't even evolved yet-

-the earth rattles-

-and Baccarat wags her wings once more-

Baccarat used Metronome!

Ever: Fuck. | Brie: Mierda. | Amanita: ...Oh.

Metronome became Sacred Fire!

Dunsparce didn't stop being a thing or anything.

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