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POSTED ON Feb 25, 2020 23:16:53 GMT
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A Volcarona flew freely above the deserts dunes, brushing the sand with its firey wings as it lifted into the air, looping back to Kim and the team which had followed the councilman.

Recent rumblings in the desert have attracted the attention of the league, in turn forcing Dahlia to send a squadron of league officers to deal with the matter. While his presence was not officially requested, Kim had decided to lead said squadron- he couldn’t just sit back and let them have all the fun after all.

Now as they crossed the arid desert- fully equipped in gear to brave the harsh conditions that would be presented- Kim watched the Volcarona soar overhead, enjoying the free flight within its natural habitat while keeping an eye on the surroundings of those below.

What are we supposed to be looking for anyways?” Kim mutters to himself inquisitively, the layers of protective clothing further muffling his voice to what could only be assumed as complaints by those who accompanied him.
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POSTED ON Mar 1, 2020 9:50:01 GMT
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THE RUMBLINGS HAVE COME from the northernmost point of the desert. this endless stretch of sun-baked plain offers few graces and little comfort. ribbons of sand, carried aloft by the briefest relief of thin winds, batter the skin and invade the folds of their clothing.[break][break]

his squadron consists of scientists and rangers. equipped with pokemon and equipment, they banter amongst themselves when they can. they unscrew the lids to their canteens, drinking enough to wet the rings of their lips. one of them is followed by a cacnea that marches along unphased, quite happy to be a part of the expedition.[break][break]

however, with little warning, the winds pick up. the desert howls. a sandstorm storms in the distance and like a tidal wave, surges forth. it's as if it has materialized out of thin air... in a powerful gust, granules of sand beat against kim's body. the men and women of his team cry out, their voices muffled not only by their coverings, but by the gallons of sand whipping around them. any misplaced breath will mar the lungs with a fiery cloud of sand.[break][break]

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the others' voices dim. their figures, once black shadows in the dust, phase in and out like phantoms. even the cacnea seems to struggle in the storm, its cry suddenly silent. kim finds that his visibility is at an utter zero- but his volcarona is still by his side.[break][break]

what will he do?[break][break]


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find a way to clear the sandstorm, or navigate to safety![break][break]

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POSTED ON Mar 2, 2020 15:54:12 GMT
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The shift in wind is noted first by the Volcarona, the moth pokemon quickly returning to its trainers side and shielding Kim from the sudden surge of sand with its wings. But as the storms rushed more and more violently, this simple shielding was not enough, the Volcarona soon loosing its balance midair.

Kim, forced to returned the pokemon, instead replaced it with a Gothorita, a bubble forming around the two as soon as she appeared.

Through internal dialogue they spoke, the meeting of their minds relaying information between the two of them.

Can you find the group we came here with?

They’re fine, they’ll get to cover just like we have to.

For a second he is silent, his thoughts relayed to the Gothorita despite this communication unwanted.

He pulls out his phone and voices a message to the members that had joined him on this expedition, hoping it would go through despite the situation they were currently in.

This is Kim, I’ve lost visual of you guys but I’m positive that you’re all well. I’ll be finding somewhere to wait out the storm- as I expect all of you to do as well- and when it clears, we’ll regroup. Be safe and don’t lose each other.

With that, he looked to the Gothorita, a simple gesture more than enough to signal his intent to move; the protective sphere the two were set in shifting blindly forward as they ventured further into the desert, intent of finding shelter despite not knowing their whereabouts.

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POSTED ON Apr 23, 2020 7:19:53 GMT
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ONE OF THE EXPEDITION MEMBERS RESPONDS, their voice crackling through the phone speaker in bursts of human timbre and robotic interference. yet, would be able to decipher some semblance of a confirmation that the message has been received. before he can sift through the granules of broken speech, another voice overcomes the speaker.[break][break]

but it does not speak. it laughs. no word is uttered, only fiendish breath. as he traverses the sandstorm alongside his pokemon, he does not notice expanded hoop past the boundaries of his gothorita's bubble.[break][break][break]

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KIM SPENDS WHAT SEEMS LIKE A MONTH in the sweltering desert. although he has come prepared, resources begin to thin. the landscape is curiously absent of pokemon aside from kim's own. his pokemon may be able to provide some basic necessities, but this dune drains the body. even his pokemon face fatigue in and outside of their own pokeballs.[break][break]

however, as if he has a guardian angel, always stumbles upon a pool of water before dehydration overtakes him. edible foods are more difficult to come by, if not entirely non-existent.[break][break]

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one day, he's nudged away by a golden ring. an impish, horned pokemon floats before him. it taps at his head with the ring some more, snickering as its tail wiggles like a teaser cat toy. finally, it speaks: "how cute. you hungry? i can call on game for you."[break][break]

has heard this voice before. as the creature throws two rings into the air, several plump fletchling fly overhead.[break][break][break]

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icly, one month has not actually passed. hoopa has tampered with kim's perception.[break][break]

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POSTED ON Apr 30, 2020 5:00:37 GMT
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While the chittering of impish laughter would be concerning under any other circumstance, taking into hand that there was interference to begin with, Kim could only assume it to be the dying signal. It was the best he could come up with a the moment, if he thought on it any more than he had it would only prove to eat away at his mind, Kim instead absconding with thoughts that dwelled on his situation.

But when the days meld together as the sands beneath your feet do, one cannot help but dwell.

“ Will I ever get out of here? Have I been walking in circles? Are those distant silhouettes real or am I just starting to lose it? “

These questions and more ran through Kim’s mind day after day of this endless hell of sand. Of course he was thankful for the curious pools of water that had saved him from dehydration- Kim’s deteriorating mind too exhausted to question them beyond the first few times they had saved him- but when another element had entered the fray, there was no choice but for Kim to face the reality of the situation.

Something fucky was going on.

An imp appeared, playfully speaking at him in it’s assumed tone of superiority. To Kim, this was a shock, not only at the fact this creature was able to summon forth pokemon of it’s own design at will, but also at the fact that after all this time of being alone with his pokemon, he was finally introduced to another sentient being.

Yet his tongue was tied- Kim unsure of whether this had been from partial dehydration or just plain shock- and simply subjected himself to the imp’s gift, nodding his head in gratitude.

His hand brushes the holsters on his side, and exhausted Ambipom released then subsequently plopping itself down into the sand, the monkey’s legs sprawled out as it rested all four of its hands within its lap.

With a clear of his throat, Kim- in a dry voice- commanded the Ambipom to used shock wave, the pokemon lazily lifting it’s tails before clapping them together quickly, static bounding from the palms to their target, knocking them from the sky in an instant.

Without missing a beat, Kim called forth his Volcarona, the bug making a surface of itself- lying on its back as Kim sat the Fletchling on its stomach- preparing them as he saw fit. Once the three had been set to roast, Kim turned to the ring-clad individual, nodding his head in thanks as he spoke.

I appreciate your kindness but I can’t help but be wary of your sudden presence... Are you the one that’s been causing the disturbances in this desert?

His face- cracking from the wear of the desert heat and lack of moisturizer- held a calm seriousness, fight or flight weighing heavy in the back of his mind.

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POSTED ON Jul 2, 2020 2:23:44 GMT
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"disturbances in the desert?" the hoopa snickers, laughter like sand sifting through fingers. "how can i disturb the very desert i own."[break][break][break]

the desert's spares little graces for its denizens, but this creature in its sprite-like dance, sweats no drop. lifting a pale hand to its eternal grin, the hoopa continues:[break][break][break]

"but i have been in search of something i have lost." the pokemon slides next to kim, admiring the man's visage— and lack of moisturizer. "you seem strong. accomplished. the perfect fit to help me, hehe! first impressions are not enough, though."[break][break][break]

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the hoopa leans in close, "help me find my treasure. a small bottle of perfume, in exchange for safe passage through this desert." from the floating ring, the hoopa summons a donut, which it promptly takes to chew upon.[break][break][break]

what will you do?[break][break][break]


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POSTED ON Jul 2, 2020 3:37:37 GMT
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Deep down, Kim is a gambler. He’d tests his luck just as easy as take a breath in any situation he sees fit to do so- his carefree mentality leading him to the mindset of, “if you can get more, then go for more”.

But as of late, gambling had come second in his life only to the love that had entered it. He couldn't afford to gamble as he would in situations prior to the recent year, so the safety of his life trumped any thoughts of a grander prize than just that.

But this lust for life was not the only thing that had ran through Kim’s mind. In fact, it was precisely this that had halted him from furthering on with his acceptance of the deal.

How and where would he be looking for this bottle?

If it was in the desert this then surely this was nothing more than a pokemon pulling his leg, Kim “the fool” forced to wander this desert in search of a metaphorical needle in a haystack for who knows how long. But if it had not been the first guess, then how else was he supposed to find the bottle this imp seeks?

But then again… none of this was in his hands. At the moment, his life was not his own.

...Fine.” He says after a moment of thought, eating a fletching after the acceptance. “As long as you can guarantee my safety, then so be it.” A thumb brushes his lip, wiping clean the glossy coat of grease that had naturally seeped from bird.

There had to be more to this than what knowledge had been given to him, but with him being out of the know, he could only hold his cards to his chest and wait for the right moment to play them.


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POSTED ON Aug 14, 2020 8:38:07 GMT
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"so compliant! good! follow me!" the hoopa expands a ring before them. [break][break][break]

within its golden frame, kim can see another stretch of sand. endless. yet, it is reasonable to believe that this is another part of the hoenn desert kim finds himself lost in. hoopa grabs kim's hand and drags him through.[break][break][break]

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dry winds cast scarves of sand down golden hills as if hailing kim's march into this new area. they walk some more, hoopa chit-chatting the whole way, as if it hasn't spoken to anyone else in ages. topics range from favorite types of macarons to wondering if a binacle mating with another binacle counts as a foursome.[break][break][break]

as they reach the crest of a desert slope, kim's impish companion gestures to what is strewn ahead: half-sunken statues leading to a crypt. several giant claydol float around, their eye-ridden heads ever rotating.[break][break][break]

"see this? my perfume is in that tomb." hoopa shakes its head. "and those ugly things get in my way. the moment i get close, they shoot lasers from their eyes or teleport like flies to corner poor little me!" with a cheshire grin, the hoopa leans in close to kim.[break][break][break]

"you're the brains of this operation. got any ideas? i can summon whatever pokemon you want to take care of them." the hoopa snickers, one ring beginning to expand in its hand.[break][break][break]

what will you do?[break][break][break]


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YOU DO NOT NEED TO ROLL IN THIS THREAD.[break]
INSTEAD, SUMMON ANY POKEMON (DESIGN MOVESET, ABILITY)[break] & DESCRIBE HOW YOU TAKE CARE OF THE PROBLEM.[break][break]

ALTERNATIVELY, YOU COULD FIND SOME OTHER METHOD TO OVERCOME THE OBSTACLE.[break][break]
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POSTED ON Aug 17, 2020 3:56:13 GMT
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As they walked- or rather as Kim walked- the discussions held with the pokemon were disjointed, yet strangely, Kim couldn’t help but indulge as that had been granted to him. And even stranger, Kim was finding the presence of this imp enjoyable… is this okay? Should he be concerned? Wasn’t this called stockholm syndrome or something? It was hard for him to think after all the time he had spent in the desert, so he could maybe give himself a little leeway when it came to feeling some type or way… right?

When they had finally approached their destination, his eyes, would peer over the first real man-made thing he’s come across in a while- and none to his surprise, he would have to enter at the behest of another rather than for his own enjoyment.

At least the imp was willing to help, an offer Kim was quick to deny.



I got this.

He says before walking forward, sending out a few pokemon to aide him in his task, a quick briefing being enough for them to understand their roles.


Through the desert walks a figure, beckoning ever closer to the ruins as the sands shift under his weight. His poise is calm and captivating enough for the focus of the Claydol to lie on him as he slowly sauntered forth, his expression calm. A shadow quickly passes overhead.



When at an adequate distance, he gives a loud whistle, the attention of the Claydols now fully on him as he set a hand on his hip. His eyes looked to the sky as a Volcarona hovered over it’s destination, an Ambipom dropping from the moths back and quickly descends downward, Kim smiles and points to the centermost Claydol, eyes on it.

I like ya’ cut, ‘G.

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As he finishes, the Ambipom slams onto the Claydol, both tail-palms slapping against the “back” of the pokemons head with a water pulse- the middle pokemon fainting with that anything but stealthy assassination.

Unable to hold his composure any longer, Kim chuckles, the Aipom splitting the attention of what remained of the Claydol between it and Kim, two groups giving chase to the both of them as they split- the Ambipom furthering into the ruins while Kim ran back the way he had came.

The Ambipom, while easily able to maneuver through the ruins, was unable to fully run from the guardians teleportation. But the plan was never to fully run away to begin with. In reality, two groups were easier to deal with than one large one, and with type advantage on their side, the Ambipom was quickly able to turn on the chasing Claydol; the Volcarona rejoining to deliver a mighty bug buzz to the golems as a distraction while the Ambipom cleaned up what had remained of them.

As for Kim, things weren’t so pleasant. He was only a weak human while the ones who had chased him were psychic enhanced golems. Or so it seemed.

As Kim feebly ran away from the pokemon he turned his head to look behind him, a smile on his face as a laser beam shot through his chest- his form dissipating into shadows as a Gothorita and Kirlia stood off to the side; Kim set up behind them. The two pokemon quickly shoot a look to the cluster of Claydol, rendering them immoble with a combination psychic as Mismagius regains her shape. A dark pulse would quickly strike down the titans, bringing an end to their chase as well as a rest to their purveying.

Kim would give a delighted clap his pokemon as they rejoined together with him, his face glowing with happiness at how well everyone had performed.

Everyone did so good, I’m proud of all of you. And if we weren’t covered in sand I’d give all of you a big ol’ smooch.

The Gothorita would only squint at Kim before forcing herself into her pokeball, the others following suit after Kim had manually returned them.

After the debriefing Kim’s eyes fell on the imp behind. Speaking in a slightly more upbeat tone.

Okay, that’s done, what now?

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