max potion

i just beat pokemon yellow for the first time and i spent the majority of the champion battle sobbinG ohmygodd

it was so incredibleee, all my pokemon are 20 lvls less than blue/green’s at least and i went in with seriously low supplies ;; w ;; lasted about 35 mins… i had just used my last revive and max potion when my snorlax bby landed the final hit on his jolteon T v T

honestly the best battle I’ve experienced because it was so challenging, and ofc it was against the bby, and his champion theme is just. everything * __ * I play it p much on repeat on my phone, but actually experiencing it in the game was the best feeling! i feel so proud of red but at the same time so sorry for blue bc I tore up his dreams soB

im going to focus on heart gold now. make my way through the rest of them to catch up on everything i missed out when I was younger!! T u T

leos-pineapple  asked:

May I request MC 1 with wavy hair kissing Yoosungs damaged eye. (When its closed of course.) Only if you have the time! Have a wonderful day or night <3

eye kissing yoosung for all of your eye kissing yoosung needs winks (also sorry for the long wait;; I wasn’t able to get on the tablet, so I hope my messy sketches can suffice ;v;)

WHAT YOU NEED: A team of six high leveled Pokémon. One of them with the move ‘False Swipe’. I recommend a Scrappy Pangoro/Pancham so you can hit Ghost-Types with False Swipe.

★Leppa Berries/Ethers/Elixirs and Max Potions.

★Shiny Charm is always welcome and you can get it by completing the Alola Dex.

★Adrenaline Orbs. You can buy them in the Pokémon Centers of Hau'oli City, Konikoni City, Malie City, Mount Hokulani, Paniola Town, Pokemon League, etc.

WHAT TO DO: Once you’ve found the Pkmn that you want to chain, hit it with False Swipe and use the Adrenaline Orb in the next turn. This item, when used in battle, makes it more likely for the wild Pkmn to call for help and start a S.O.S. Battle.

★After knowing all the moves of that Pkmn, check out the amount of PP of these moves. If you don’t, then you’ll never know when the Pkmn will run out of PP and it’ll struggle to death.

★Kill all the Allies till a Shiny appears. You can also kill the original Pkmn when you feel like it’s gonna run out of PP, but, please keep in mind that you can kill it ONLY when an Ally is there. That Ally will now become the Original Pkmn and it will call more friends to batle, so, repeat the process: Keep killing allies, Calculate the PP, Kill the original.

★Save YOUR PP! If an Ally doesn’t appear then use that turn to use potions or other items so you don’t use any attack that turn. Use the Leppa Berries or your Elixirs when REALLY needed.

TIPS: To chain Abra you need a Pokémon with Shadow Tag or a Pokémon with Mean Look or Spider Web so it can’t teleport. Don’t TAUNT them. Teleport is the only move they know and if you do so, they’ll struggle and die.

•Do NOT status any Pkmn (Paralyze, etc) if you do, they wont call allies AT ALL

•If you’re planning to chain Drifloon, then I recommend you to use Special Attackers only. Aftermath can be a pain.

•Please be patient. Remember that good things come to those who wait ♥

•Use a Pkmn with DAMP ability (Parasect is perfect because it can learn False Swipe too) if you want to chain Minior. They like to Explode A LOT.

•Passimian, Oranguru, Wimpod and Pokémon you get via QR Gifts cannot be SOS’d

WIZARDING SCHOOLS AROUND THE WORLD

 (Okay, so it’s been a while that I think … I started writing just to get it out of my head and now I’m gone too far.
I need to share it. Stop me here, please.


So JK Rowling admitted that Salem Institute wasn’t a school. And I must admit that it doesn’t really bother me. Also, I’d like to introduce you to another school, which would hang up Oceania.


EUROPE

Howgarts :
Scotland.
- United Kingdom (England, Ireland, Scotland)
- Minerva McGONAGALL.

Durmstrang :
Scandinavia - close to a lake.
- Northern Europe (Norway, Denmark, Sweden, Iceland, Finland, Estonia) and the East (Bosnia, Bulgaria, Croatia, Macedonia, Serbia, Slovenia, Albania, Hungary, Poland, Slovakia, Romania).
- Kalina MASARYK.

Beauxbâtons :
France - in the Pyrenees.
- Southern Europe (Spain, Portugal, Italy, Greece) and West (Austria, Belgium, France, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Switzerland).
- Olympe MAXIME.


AMERICA

Kings Academy of Sorcery. Ilvermorny.
United States - Louisiana.
- North America (USA, Canada, Greenland, Mexico, Caribbean).
-  Zachary LEWIS : youngest director of the Kings Academy, Zachary Lewis encourages freewill and autonomy. Kings students have considerable freedom of action with few restrictions. Lack of headmaster’s severity is sometimes criticized by his peers. But Zachary Lewis puts a point of honor that its students learn for themselves the concept of respect and authority.
Trivia :
- the emblem of the academy is a “K” crown.
- the motto is « Terra non caelum mutant qui trans mare currunt » (“ crossing the sea, you change the earth, not sky”).
- the academy is surrounded by a marsh that protects against intrusions. A huge crocodile enchanted lives inside and became the school mascot.
- the Academy is based on the university model of “Greek community”.
- each community has her own residence.
- students choose themselves their community.
- each community has her motto, her principles, her codes and her representatives. Representatives manage the functioning (and harmony) within and between communities.
- there are three fraternities :
> Alpha-Rhô “excel for good” (For :ambition, excellence, merit. Against : fraud, dishonor, failure)
> Khi-Thêta “do not waste your time (,use it rightfully)” (For : solidarity, collective, loyalty, selflessness. Against : conflict, betrayal, careerism)
> Nu-Kappa-Pi “it is a cloud, that will pass” (For : talent, ease, fun, diversity. Against : killjoy, spoilsport, wet blanket, party pooper…)
- three sororities :
> Omicron-Epsilon-Delta “which had to be proven“  (For : hard work, learning, rightness, mutual aid. Against : deception, violence)
> Lambda- Sigma “speech is the shadow of the act”  (For : discovery, franchise, action, the will and courage. Against : cowardice, lying, imposture)
> Kappa-Delta “new ideas”  (For : justice, duty, equality, determination. Against : inequity, abuse, bias)
- and three mixed :
>Sigma-Mu “with the mind” (For : knowledge by theory, discernment, raw intelligence, firmness.  Against : ignorance, narrow minds)
>Iota-Khi “with the hand” (For : knowledge through practice, cooperation, perseverance, creativity. Against : resignation)
> Gamma-Lambda “know thyself”  (For those who do not want or were not able to choose membership).
- each community has a representative and all representatives form the Committee.
- all the events are organized by the Committee (apportionment of new students, club management, sports events and festivities). They also deal with the application of sanctions. They are responsible for relationship between students, teachers and the headmaster.
- the committee also organizes events to maintain the rivalry between communities.
- at the end of each year, teachers vote for the community that has been most effective and the elected community becomes the “primary community” (inter alia, the community has authority over all decisions).

Enganolho Brazilian School of Magic, Castelobruxo.
Brazil - Bahia.
- South America (Brazil, Venezuela, Colombia, Guyana, Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia, Paraguay, Chile, Uruguay USA, Argentina).
- Hélio FORTES : Man of spirit and Sorcerer recognized for having studied temporal paradoxes.It’s the Minister of the Brazilian magic who asked him in person to take the place of headmaster of Enganolho. The School is in decline since its last director ; everyone think that Helio Fortes is the only one able to restore it to its former glory. Defy that he’s ready to take up.
Trivia :
- schools promote school exchanges.
- School is perched in trees.


OCEANIA

School of Onopwulopwul.
Pacific Ocean - somewhere in Micronesia.
- Australasia, Melanesia, Micronesia and Polynesia.
- Koa NAOI : descendant of a famous clan of sorcerers and concerned about the magical heritage,Koa Naoi makes every effort to make the magical diversity being well represented in his school. Thus, in addition to Western standards, Onopwulopwul teaches the magical practices of each of Oceania Culture.
Trivia :
- motto’s school is :  “Ehu Mohngiong Mehlel, Ehu Poliwar Kala “ (translatable as “an honest heart, a proud body”).
- the school is situated on a crescent-shaped island. Extremities are so close to each other they would form almost a circle.
- the extremities of the island mark the entry of Onopwulopwul. They are littered by two statues representing the school’s founder : twins Olisihpa and Olosohpa.
- there is a tiny volcano where lives lavapeople. there is a large bay named the Usu Bay (the Star Bay).
- the school is mostly under water in the bay. dorms, break room and refectory are overwater bungalows.
- Onopwulopwul is the school with the most lessons.
- therefore it begins at age 10 and ended at 18.
- the schooling is divided into 3 stages :
> theoretical classes (Muggles Studies, Herbology, History of Magic, Astronomy Mythology Knowledge of Tribes, Potion) from the 1st to the 5th year (with a similar review to OWL).
> practical classes (Potions, Charms, Defense Against the Dark Arts, Elsewhere’s Magic, Care of Magical Creatures, Transfiguration, Transfiguration) from the 3rd to the 7th year (with a similar review to OWL).
> qualifications classes (Defense Against the Dark Arts, Elsewhere’s  Magic, Care of Magical Creatures, Care of Sorcerer, Ancient Arts, Knowledge of Tribes, History of Magic, Runes, Arithmancy, Transfiguration, Potion, Magical Theory) from 6th to 9th grade (with a similar review to NEWT). Qualifications Classes are a kind of preparatory class for future trades.
- the school encourages sport (Muggles and wizards). They can swim in the bay without exceeding the statues of the founders.
- there are no clubs. students do what they want with their free time.
- sometimes the teachers take students on excursions during weekends and/or holidays.
- they visit the island, neighboring islands, sometimes even surrounding countries.


AFRICA

Uagadou School of Magic.
South Africa - Uganda
- Africa (all) and West in the Middle East (Saudi Arabia, Iraq, Yemen, Oman, Jordan, Egypt, Turkey, Armenia, Syria).
-  the Board : is made up of five individuals whose achievements are recognized internationnalement. Together they govern Uagadou: choose subjects to be taught; the students; extra school activities; and even meals. The board changes only when one dies and the replacement is selected unanimously.
Trivia :
- school is hidden underground.
- This is the oldest school of magic and the largest school in the world.
- the Board accepts that the students of their choice.
- they select students via dream messenger which left a token in children’s hands while they slept.
- the token is a Portkey that allows them to enter in the school.
- it’s possible to study ancient magic (the “forgotten magics”).
- the guardians / protectors of school are zombies.


ASIA

Academy of Sïkhanéjādū.
India - Satpura National Park
- Central Asia (India, Bangladesh, Burma, Nepal, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Iran, Bhutan, Sri Lanka, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan).
- Aman VAGHELA et Idha BHATTI : Aman Vaghela is a sorcerer from the highest caste in India. He protested against lack of means given lower castes to study magic. First member of the Wizengamot with his wife, Idha Bhatti, he decided to become headmaster of Sïkhanéjādū to change attitudes and offer a chance to study to all - no matter their ages or their families. Having taken a vow of silence, it’s that wife who is “the spokeswoman of the voiceless”.
Trivia :
- Sïkhanéjādū’s emblem is a peacock spreading its tail.
- anyone can attend classes, regardless of age or social caste.
- the diploma is obtained by accumulation of “units”. To validate a diploma, you need a minimum of 1500 units. The maximum is 3000 units.
- each topic is worth units. (ex : Charms maximum value is 500 U)
- for validating a topic, you must obtain a minimum of Units. (ex : to validate the course of Charm, you need minimum 400 U)
- required courses are : Charms ; Defence Against the Dark Arts (300 U. min - 500 U. max) ; History of Magic (200 U min - 500 U max). [those courses are validated in seven years.]
- complementary courses are : Applied Magic/Magical Theory (120 U min - 240 U max) ; Ancient Arts (200 U min - 240 U max) [are validated both in 4 years] ; Arithmancy (200 U min - 240 U max) [is validated in 5 years].
- optional courses are : Herbology (90 U min - 180 U max) ; Potions (90 U min - 180 U max) [are validated in 5 years] ;  Care of Magical Creatures/Dressage (160 U min - 180 U max) [is validated in 4 years] ;  Apparition (170 U min  - 180 U max) [is validated in 1 year].
- facultative courses are : Muggle Studies  ( 12 U min - 20 U max) [is validated in 4 years] ; Flying (10 U min - 20 U max) [is validated in 1 years + 1 year of flight applied] ; Meditation (10 U min - 20 U max) [is validated in 5 years]
- courses under conditions : Legilimency, Occlumency, Transfiguration. These are qualifications and they reported no Units.
- there are clubs : Astronomy; Duel; Dance; Music; Poetry; Sports ; Art…

Koldovstoretz School.
Russia - Siberian plateau
- North Asia (Russia, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan, Georgia, Mongolia) (+ the muggle-borns not allowed to Durmstrang).
- Anatoli STALRUK (Anatoli Steel Hands) : man of action and competent sorcerer, Anatolia became headmaster of Koldovstoretz by default. Former Head of the Department of Magical Law Enforcement, it was his older brother (the Minister of Russian Magic, Nikolai STALGLAVA, aka Nikolai Steel Head) who appoints the Headmaster. Leaving joyfully to his paperwork to his sub-alternates, Anatoli prefers having fun in the corridors of the huge school, looking to disrupt classes and students to challenge. He has no policy and leaves full responsibility of education to his teachers and deputy headmaster.
Trivia :
- Koldovstoretz is the second largest school in the world both in terms of space of student numbers.
- the school was remodeled by the famous Baba Yaga.
- schools can literally move to prevent it being found.
- the school has a hymn (students love to sing).
- students are very patriotic to their school
- many parties are organized by students.
- Koldovstoretz welcomes the muggle-borns are not allowed to Durmstrang.
- of school is at the heart of a constant blizzard preventing anyone from approaching.
- the students go to school by sled (similar to the Knight Bus).
- teachers and sometimes the director eat the same tables as students.
- most of the time, students are left to themselves and younger dependent on the benevolence of their elders.
- Inuit living in Siberia study their own magic but they must pass regulatory reviews of Koldovstoretz to be recognized by the Ministry.
- it’s possible to study black magic.
- pets are not officially allowed.
- they play a version of Quidditch where they fly on entire, uprooted trees instead of broomsticks.

Mahoutokoro School of Magic.
Japan - Aichi Prefecture  Volcanic island of Minami Iwo Jima
- South Asia (Japan, Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia, Thailand)
- TOKUGAWA Danjo : descendant of the Matsudaira clan, founder of Mahoutokoro. Danjo Tokugawa is a stocky men, bald and fat. Severe in his instruction, he only wants the best of his students and doesn’t hesitate to exclude those who are not up to par.
Trivia :
- the school blazon is the Matsudaira clan’s “Mon”(circle around three Hollyhock leaves).
- only a member of the Tokugawa clan get the post of Headmaster / Headmistress.
- the school is formed by islets connected by bridges.
- there are a total of 11 islets : one building for the headmaster and teachers (school entry) ; one for the main building (classrooms and library) ; two dormitories (one for girls and one for boys) ; one for kitchens ; five for gardens ; and finally, a last which serves as training ground.
- in the most remote islet of gardens find a temple with a Go-Shinboku planted since the school’s founding.
- tutor system (senpei / kohai) is very present.
- students address their teachers by calling them “sensei”.
- the school is known for its large number of non-human spiritous apparition.
- even if everyone can follow any topic, some are qualify as feminin and other as masculin and it’s frowned upon to depart from the rule.
- even if everyone is accepted, students have to merit their places in school.
- school organizes annual sports festival. (Headmaster annually invites other schools to participate even if the answer was always negative.)
- the tests are : obstacle course; hunting flag; duel; demonstration ; Quidditch 

Móshùdifang, Institute of magic.
China - Guilin
- Central Asia (China, Korea, Tibet)
- XIE An : Madam Xie An is known internationally for having fought and tamed a dragon. Respectable Seers and apprentive of the most powerful Chinese sorcerer : she inherits his position as headmistress in place of the second apprentice (and newly Minister of Magic Chinese). She creates an atmosphere of mutual aid between students and encourages working group. She is very proud of his school and its students. She doesn’t like the current headmaster of Mahoutokoro.
Trivia :
- Móshùdifang’s blazon is a dragon surrounding the sinogramme of  "magic" and “place” in the center of a hexagon.
- it’s the second oldest school of magic.
- school starts at twelve years and lasts six years.
- the school is located atop a hill.
- each generation of students is supervised by a “governess” to guide them through their entire schooling.
- the tower that serves as a dormitory is organized so that each stage represents a year.
- the school specializes in enchantments and divination.


I may or may not begin a story (that I probably never finish) for each of these schools …

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Umm.. hi @crows-with-keys!!

This is your very stupid, very tardy Servamp Secret Santa!!

….I’M SO SORRY THIS IS SO LATE. I’M A MONTH LATE. I just thought that since I was giving it in January, I would give colored pieces. It was a total disaster, especially with the last gift. Since it was digital, I couldn’t work on it as much since I had to go back and forth from the city to the province. So, it took so long. Not to mention I forgot I was a total noob in digital art and have no idea what I’m doing each time I’m doing it XD

Anyway, I re-uploaded the first gift I gave you, because it appears to have shrunk when it was on your blog. Just to give you a bigger image, I guess XD

The second one is KuroMahi gaming. I just imagined a scenario where Mahiru tries one of the games Kuro plays just to, you know, know more about the things he likes. It doesn’t help that Mahiru totally sucks at hardcore games and almost always ends up dying. Kuro probably prepared the max. number of potions to prepare for Mahiru borrowing his game; and, knowing Kuro, he probably didn’t let Mahiru know. She noticed, though.

The last one is KuroMahi wearing each others’ battle faces. Or trying to, anyway. Kuro especially has a hard time because his facial muscles are always relaxed (his face doesn’t scrunch up in the slightest, and his brows don’t furrow too much when he’s angry). The result is: he can’t keep an energetic battle face on. This is actually based on my sister who has a stoic facial expression all the time and doesn’t use her facial muscles as much as others do. She has a hard time copying other people’s facial expressions.

Again, I AM VERY SORRY THAT THIS IS A MONTH LATE! If you have any requests for me, please voice them out. I owe you because you had to wait for me that long.

Hope you like them anyway! XD

Monster Hunter Survival Tips and Etiquette for Newbies

Allllright! Generations is finally here!!! I made one of these for MH4U so I decided to update it for MHGen. A few minor, but necessary changes here and there.

1) Welcome to Mushroom Hunter Generations: 

Unlike the demo, the full game does not spoil you with all these great, useful items in your pouch for a quest. At the start of the game you’re expected to gather A LOT of materials and buy what you need. Yeah, it does break the mood and action, but you can’t survive if you’re not prepared!

Here are the most essential:

  • Herb + Blue Mushroom = Potion
  • Potion + Honey = Mega Potion

A little more advanced, but useful nonetheless:

  • Godbug + Blue Mushroom = Nutrients
        Nutrients + Honey = Mega Nutrients
        Mega Nutrients + Dragon Toadstool = Max Potion
  • Honey + Bitterbug = Catalyst
        Catalyst + Dragon Toadstool = Immunizer
        Immunizer + Kelbi Horn = Ancient Potion

You can carry 10 potions, 10 mega potions, 2 max potions and 1 ancient potion at a time, don’t just stick to one or the other. The more, the merrier!

Whetstones, antidotes, cold/hot drinks, and ammo/coatings will be available for sale. These are the crucial items for most of your hunts.

2) Everyone loves Lifepowders (well, the vast majority do):

Keep reading

Silver’s Challenge || Closed @thezzazzglitch

Silver had been thinking about this for a long time… but for the past couple weeks, he’d decided to get serious. He’d taken time off from training with Clair and the Dragon’s Den elders, claiming that he wanted to train alone. And he’d done just that.

In the short time he’d started training on his own, he’d sold the Big Nugget he’d received in Alola, bought several TMs along with as many supplies as he could afford, and completely reworked his main team’s movesets. He’d worked them tirelessly… up until yesterday, when he’d given them the day off and went with Lugia to gather as many berries as he possibly could. Revives and max potions were all well and good, but why spend the money on a Full Heal when a Lum Berry worked just as well for free?

Now, he stood facing Indigo Plateau… not as an obstacle for another trainer to face on their way in, but as a challenger in and of himself.

He took a long, slow breath and stepped through the doors.

As long as he remained calm, he’d be able to do this… He’d done his research. He knew his opponents. Their strengths, weaknesses, preferences, strategies… He’d done his research, and his Pokemon had done theirs. All that was left were the battles.

imagine-this-or-that  asked:

What kind of gifts would Gladion, Guzma, and Kiawe like?

Gladion

- Practical items; revives, max potions, full restores. If you give him a personalized gift he’d blush bright red.

Guzma

- Buy him food and he’ll be happy. Buy him pants and he’ll be happy. Buy him socks for his Pokémon and he’ll be trying so hard not to flip out because they have tiny feet and damn it Ariados would look so good in those Skull-themed socks.

Kiawe

- A camera. The better the quality the more he’d fall in love with it. If it’s a recording, he would be shocked and adore it. Recording his dances would help him improve; recording Pokémon’s would help him train in new dances.

Monster Hunter Survival Tips and Etiquette for Newbies

1) Welcome to Mushroom Hunter 4 Ultimate: 

Unlike the demo, the full game does not spoil you with all these great, useful items in your pouch for a quest. At the start of the game you’re expected to gather A LOT of materials and buy what you need. You should start with gathering herbs, blue mushrooms and honey.

  • Herb + Blue Mushroom = Potion
  • Potion + Honey = Mega Potion

A little more advanced, but useful nonetheless:

  • Godbug + Blue Mushroom = Nutrients
    Nutrients + Honey = Mega Nutrients
    Mega Nutrients + Dragon Toadstool = Max Potion
  • Honey + Bitterbug = Catalyst
    Catalyst + Dragon Toadstool = Immunizer
    Immunizer + Kelbi Horn = Ancient Potion

You can carry 10 potions, 10 mega potions, 2 max potions and 1 ancient potion at a time, don’t just stick to one or the other. The more, the merrier!

Whetstones, antidotes, cold/hot drinks, and ammo will be available for sale. These are the crucial items for your early hunts.

2) Everyone loves Lifepowders (well, most people do):

Keep reading

I’d like to take a minute to talk about mycology.

Mycology is a new skill to mh4u. 10 points gives you the skill Mushroomancer, and as you can see, it’s very easy to gem into an armor. The gems are G rank, however. Mycology lets you eat mushrooms to gain effects of other, much more expensive items.

Mopeshroom - Dash Juice
Parashroom - Armorskin
Nitroshroom - Demon Drug
Dragon Toadstool - Max Potion
(you can carry 10 d.toadstools, btw)

This skill has completely eliminated my need for honey and raw meat. Also, I die, kinda a lot. With mycology, I’ve got no problem getting right back into the fight with and skins renewed and my max health back up to 150 (very important for adrenaline), without taxing my farm.

(and as long as we’re talking adrenaline, having 10 max potions and being able to pop one without worry is the bees knees. when I see apex rage mode come back up, I need to be full health again asap!) (but you can still totally enjoy mycology without adrenaline!)(also- easy dash juices! hell yes buddy!)

Anyways, give mycology a try. it’s a huge quality of life upgrade for your inventory!

The First in my Pokemon AU series: We Gotta Catch’em All

All will be tagged ‘pokemon AU’ as well as ‘hollstein drabbles’. Thanks to winded-wolf for the fantastic inspiration! Guys, follow her. Her drawings are awesome. 

Also, these are non-linear one shots, so if you like them, feel free to request a scenario! Without further ado…HERE IT IS.

“And you’ll call me on your pokegear–” 

“Every night, Dad, I know.” 

“Did you remember to pack enough–” 

“Potions? Antidotes? Max repels? Yes, Dad.” Laura smiled, shifting her backpack. “And I put new batteries in my poketch, and I have a map that’s up to date. I’m ready, are you?” 

You know I’ll never really be ready to see you go, pumpkin.” Mr. Hollis scooped Laura in for another bear hug, which Laura returned easily. “I just don’t like you going alone.” 

“…That’s what happens when all your friends leave before you ‘cause your dad is too scared to let you go.” Laura answered, muffled by her father’s shirt. 

“I know. Well, at least you have the family pokemon to protect you. Well,” Mr. Hollis let go, “At least see if you can find a group to get through Viridian Forest with.” 

“Sure. Dad, you’re the one that wants me to get to Viridian before sundown–” 

Mr. Hollis stepped back, putting up his hands. “Alright, alright! Have fun, my future pokemon champion. I’m so proud of you. And terrified. But mostly proud.” 

“Love you, Dad.” Laura looked out at the open road leading out of Pallet Town. She’d never been outside her hometown without her dad. Laura pulled her ball cap farther down her head, taking a deep breath before taking the first steps of her pokemon journey. 

******

Laura is about halfway between Pallet Town and Viridian when she meets her first trainer. 

Well, more like trips over her first trainer. She wasn’t paying attention, and before she realized what happened she was tripping on a bike. 

Aaah!” 

Hey, watch where you’re going!” 

Laura scrambled to her feet, looking down at a girl holding a bike pump. The bike was on its side and, from the looks of the back tire, more air wasn’t going to do anything to help it. 

“Sorry, I didn’t see you. You have a flat tire?” 

“No shit, Sherlock.” She got up, wiping sweat from her brow, looking down at the bike. “I’ve been  stopping and pumping it every five minutes, because somebody,” she looked somewhere in the distance, “That it was a good idea chew on it because he was bored.” 

Laura looks in the direction of her head until she finally saw a meowth, poking it’s head out from behind a rock. 

“Stop hiding, Sheridan.” 

“His name is Sheridan?” Laura asks. 

“Yeah. I call him Sheri for short sometimes.” 

“Cool! He’s cute.” 

Sheridan looked at Laura. He seemed bored, as did his trainer. It was creepy how much pokemon could look like their trainers sometimes. 

“Thanks,” the girl answered, turning her attention back to the bike. 

“Do you want help?” 

“Unless you have a spare bike tire, sweetheart, no.” 

“Oh. Alright. Well, it’s just that if you were heading to Viridian, I was too. I just left Pallet Town to start my pokemon journey and–” 

“Wait.” She got back up from her kneeling position again. “You just started your journey?” 

“Well, yeah. I know I’m a little on the old side, but my dad was kind of overprotective, so–” 

“Want to battle?” 

Battle? I mean, I would, but…” Laura shook her head, her ponytail swishing back and forth, “My dad said I shouldn’t battle until I catch a few more pokemon, since Cookie is my only one and I’d need him for emergencies…”

“You named your pokemon Cookie?” 

…I thought it was cute.” 

“Come on, one battle. Do you want to be a trainer or not? Or are you just scared?”

Scared? Laura Hollis is never scared of a battle!” 

“Even if you haven’t had one yet?” 

“I’ve had a few in my backyard…not the point!” Laura squares her feet. “Fine. Regular rules?” 

“Sure. I’ve only got Sheri with me anyway. Sheri, you’re up!” 

Sheridan hopped in front of her, claws out, growling. Laura’s opponent smirked. 

“Okay–Cookie, go!” 

Laura throws her pokeball and Sheridan his trainer’s face were, once again, matching expressions of terror. 

“Cookie is an arcanine?” 

Dad got him for me when I was five on a vacation on Cinnabar Island–I’ve raised him from a growlithe!” Laura answered proudly. “You can make the first move if you want.” 

“…Uh…Sheridan, scratch!” 

Sheridan gulped, but steeled his nerve, jumping and swatting at Cookie’s face. Cookie recoiled slightly, a few faint claw marks on his snout. 

“Cookie, use flame thrower!” 

“Arrruff!” 

Before Sheridan could even think about dodging he was bathed in flames. He fell backwards. 

“Sheridan!” 

“YES! Cookie, we won!” Laura raised her hand, and Cookie gave her a high five before Laura took his face and butted heads with him gently. It was kind of their signature thing when they won. 

“Holy shit, did you have to go so hard? You fried my meowth!” 

Laura looked at Sheridan. He was laying in his trainer’s lap, long lith fingers skinning across singed fur and flesh. Laura frowned. 

“Oh my God, I wasn’t even thinking! I’m so sorry! Here,” Laura kneeled down next to her, emptying her back. Cookie bent his head and started licking Sheridan’s burns. 

“Get off of him!” 

“Hey, Cookie is just trying to help–” 

“It’s his fault Sheri is hurt–” 

“It was a battle, it’s not like we ambushed you! He’s an arcanine, what did you expect him to use, tickle?” 

She didn’t say anything. Laura grabbed burn heals and super potion, rubbing the salve into Sheridan’s burns gently. He opened his eyes and started purring as Laura pours more burn heal over his head. 

“That should work until he gets to Viridian.” Laura said. 

“…Thank you…” She frowned. “I don’t have money to give you for winning the battle.” 

“Then why did you ask?” 

“I was expecting to win.” 

“Well–well it’s fine. I hurt your meowth more than I had to, so we’re even–” Laura stopped, then smiled. “Actually, I think I know how you can pay me back.” 

“Oh, joy. How.” 

“My dad said he would feel a lot better if I had someone to get through Viridian Forest with.”

Seriously? He doesn’t think Flambo there can handle himself against a few beedrils and caterpies?” 

“Well, I could use some company while I do it, anyway.” Okay, so maybe she wasn’t expecting it to be a grumpy jerk–but someone was better than no one. “And me and Cookie can help you carry your bike.” 

Cookie barked and grabbed the bike in its jaws, wagging its tail. 

“…I’m guessing you won’t take no for an answer.” 

“Nope!” Laura got up, holding out a hand. “Come on, it’s just until we get through Viridian Forest. Laura Hollis, by the way.”

She got up, cradling Sheridan and not taking the hand. “Carmilla Karnstein.”  

Laura put a hand on Cookie’s pelt, walking next to him, smiling contently. Carmilla resigned herself to her fate. A couple of days with an annoying trainer was a small price to pay if it meant getting through Viridian Forest. 

As long as Laura didn’t figure out who she was, she’d be fine. 

Box Thief

Admittedly, this is sort of a party foul on my roommate’s part, but it was just so funny we had to do it. 

So me and him are playing 3U online, fighting Deviljhos or something, and we’re fighting with a couple other randoms in the lobby. Quest starts, we all pop in at different places, and my friend spawns at the camp. He runs over to the item box, looks through it, and decides to take all the rations. Not a polite thing to do I know, but it’s rations, not things like max potions. 

But apparently, one of the randoms took offense to that. Apparently his plan for every hunt was to use a farcaster, poof over to the base camp and pick up some basic supplies. So while the rest of us were going toe-to-toe with Jho, this little conversation starts in the chat:

“WHO TOOK ALL THE RATIONS, WTF”

“Didn’t you bring steaks or energy drinks?”

“YES BUT THAT’S NOT THE POINT. WHICH ONE OF YOU ***** DID IT”

“Is it really that big a deal?“ 

"YES! DON’T STEAL RATIONS!" 

Admittedly he had a point, but this tirade of his lasted the entire fight! We had Deviljhos to fight and he would waste time typing up complaints about lack of rations. My buddy never admitted to the crime, but the best part was the other random was on our side about it, telling him to get over it and just fight, so I’m pretty sure the blame was pinned on him. 

Anyway, fight ends, Jho dies, victory music, back to Tanzia. We get ready for the next round, and the last thing the guy says is "THIS TIME DON’T TAKE ALL THE RATIONS”. 

And my buddy looks over at me, and I know what he’s going to say. “If I spawn at basecamp, I’m taking all the rations." 

SURE ENOUGH. 

He spawns at basecamp. Makes a beeline for the box. Steals the rations and runs. A second later there’s a puff of green smoke as the guy farcasters in and makes for the box. 

"I AM GOING TO KILL SOMEONE." 

We were cracking up so hard we nearly got carted, but it was worth it. 

Hunters Blog 2016: No one cares edition.
General faggotry as no one seems to bring:
>Dungbombs.
The biggest offense is no dungbombs. 90% of Fire Drill and Hunter in Green and Red posters have no idea these exist.
>Clenser.
Gog, Ukanlos and 140 Frosty Kush will pack your shit.
>Flash bombs.
Ran out of flashbombs and assumed someone else would bring some. Azure Rath was a fucking rolling-dive fest until it calmed the fuck down.
>Sonic bombs.  (Kut ku, Kecha, Zamtrios, Ukanlos and Diablos)
Diablos is pretty much the only monster in G rank these will be used against and no one bothers to bring them.
Sonic bomb + Flash + trap = Exhausted and dead Diablos in under 10 minutes.
>Traps.
On capture quests. And on general fast movers like Tigrex and Diablos.
Bonus points if you drop a trap and everyone suddenly goes full retard by standing next to it.
Triple points if its enraged digging Diablos.
>Max potions
Nope. None. Just fucking great after carting and they run back into the area only to keep their distance as 100 HP is one-shot territory.
>Lifepowder
As you sail through the air with an empty HP bar and it suddenly fills with a sliver of life and a cart is avoided by someone who cares about his teammates.
Of course i can’t expect anyone to bring any when i’m being wallfucked. (Thanks Teostra)
>Paintballs or any sort of marking ammo or coating.
Come on? Really? No paintballs in G rank?
>Energy Drinks
Blademasters tend to forget that Gravios and Basarios have sleep gas, it’s really funny to see all 3 hunters flop on the ground alseep as i finish flexing from chugging my energy drink.
>Nulberries
Blights are debilitating so most hunters would get rid of them promptly, especially Water and Iceblight which fuck your stamina.
Optional:
>Felvine bombs
Drop. Chug Mega potion. Blasted and invincible. No flexing.
Saved my ass as a gunner and blademaster so many times.
>Plus you can detonate those Barrel bombs and tag Chameleos.
Massive faggotry
>Those guys who take every single item from the supply box.
Usually during Gog, Ukanlos, Akantor, Fatalis or any other quest where they end up back at base camp due to carting.
—  8ch Anon MHGeneral
DONPHAN SMAAAAAAAAAASSSSSHHHHHH

                            

Donphan Prime is the core of my PokemonTCG universe and to me he is just immense. Pretty much my deck currently revolves around Donphan Prime and Terrakion but when I started it was just Donphan Prime. And it worked for me.

I don’t like decks that have this huge bloody strategy to make them effective. To me it just feels like you’re too reliant on drawing the right cards at the right time and if you need a strategy to just get your deck to work, then how the balls are you supposed to counter someone else’s?

So, Donphan worked awesomely for me because it was so simple and that simplicity made enjoy the game better. It was just, get Phanpy, evolve Phanpy, DONPHAAAAAAAAAANNNNNNNN SSSSSMMMMMMAAAAAAAAASSSSSSSHH. And then if your Donphan got into trouble, you just popped a Max Potion and went about your merry way. I felt like that annoying Pokemon Gym Leader who would have the pokemon who just completely trounced yours. You would beat it down to say one hp and then…. max potion. It was back on full and smacking you around. That was me.

It didn’t always work but when it did… oh when it worked it worked spectacularly. Donphan Prime’s Exoskeleton ability reduced all damage by twenty which was something which caught people off guard constantly. They’d think they had the game wrapped up, think they had a knockout but they were ultimately twenty hp off. And then I’d max potion.

So, that’s my overall play style. Get Donphan out and DONPHAN SMAAAAAAAAAAASSSSSSSSSSSHHHHHHHH

I’m Josh, the Donphan guy.