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Apr 21st 2012 at 8:41:36 AM •••

The character sheet lists Darkrai as a Game Over Man, and the actual Game Over Man page describes the cutscenes you supposedly get for dying. I've played the game at least a dozen times and never once seen a Game Over screen. Someone on the Game Over Man page also said they haven't seen it, and I've tried to search for it on You Tube several times but have still seen no signs of it. I was thinking of removing the Game Over Man entry, but I don't want to if I'm mistaken, so... Can someone tell me how in the world you actually see these Game Over scenes?

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Feb 4th 2012 at 12:56:07 PM •••

Page Quote Pickin'

A good page quote should be indicative of the work as a whole, kinda like how a page image should be. A random line of dialogue (especially one that makes little sense outside context) doesn't do this. Can anyone find something better?

I only have Explorers of Sky on me, and this is the snippet from its game manual:

You open your eyes and see a sandy beach...
In front of you is a Pokemon ... wait ...
Did that Pokemon just talk? But only humans can talk!
The Pokemon laughs and says, "Of course I can talk. After all, we're both Pokemon!"

Lost memories... mysteries of a human turned into a Pokemon...
Search for answers by exploring the world with trusted friends.
A new destiny awaits you in the sky beyond time and darkness!

The "lost memories" line could do, but it's rather bland. There's gotta be better quote material out there.

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Feb 4th 2012 at 1:44:45 PM •••

Personally, I think the intro to Time/Darkness did a beautiful job of setting the scene.

The discovery of a lifetime!
The start of a new adventure!
Welcome to a grand tale!
A tale that spans time...
...and darkness.
It's the dawn of epic exploration!

I've bolded the part that I think would work best. Could also parse it without the screen breaks, say...

Welcome to a grand tale! A tale that spans time... and darkness. It's the dawn of epic exploration!

Oct 24th 2011 at 12:05:49 PM •••


  • We Could Have Avoided All This/Nice Job Breaking It, Hero!: WHY did you have to steal the Time Gears, Grovyle? WHY? If he hadn't done that, the planet would never have been paralyzed in the first place. In other words, Grovyle caused the future he was trying to prevent. Talk about a case of irony.

I'm almost entirely certain that the planet's paralysis was caused by the collapse of Temporal Tower, which was in no way Grovyle's doing. Dusknoir's explanation that this would be caused by removing the Time Gears from their "rightful places" (also known as "the random spots they landed in") was a lie.

But then, I don't remember the post-game plot very well. If it was explained there that Grovyle did, in fact, remove the Time Gears from Temporal Tower, then you can put it back.

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Oct 24th 2011 at 5:46:22 PM •••

If I remember the postgame correctly, it was Darkrai who sabotaged Temporal Tower in the first place.

Oct 25th 2011 at 9:22:28 PM •••

I remember that what originally happened is that Darkrai stole the Time Gears, causing the Tower to collapse. Then, Grovyle and the player went back in time to fix everything, leading to Grovyle stealing the Time Gears instead, leading to the precredits story.

Oct 25th 2011 at 10:36:50 PM •••

Not exactly. It's probably speculation to say that the destruction of Temporal Tower destroyed the Time Gears, but in the precredits future, Grovyle and the player were using the Dimensional Scream to locate the Time Gears (as those were the only locations in the future where this ability even activated). When Celebi opened the portal to send them back, Darkrai caught wind of their plan and attacked them in transit, nearly killing the player in the process, which is why they wake up south of Treasure Town in the body of a Pokemon. Grovyle made it through unscathed, so he promptly set about collecting them as planned, even though he didn't know where to find Temporal Tower to finish the job.

Nov 5th 2011 at 7:54:03 PM •••

OK, the line's removed. It'll stay removed. I misremembered the plot when I initially added it. The trope still applies, though, to other events in the game.

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