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    Oh, no! Another Pokemon LP? This is gonna suck, isn't it?

    I hope not.

    Just a few things here: This is not a Hard Mode Run. The Random Number Goddess has had it in for me since I broke up with her in favor of her much hotter sister. Another thing is that I'll be using some unconventional means (i.e cheat codes) for the sake of the narrative. However, I will only use it for the sake of getting a wider range of Pokemon. More explanation in the first story post:

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    It's happened. My mom has delivered the ultimatum. I can't sit in my room playing video games all day, so I have to get a job. I'm thirteen years old, and I'm about to join the workforce. Isn't that grand. Though it means that I can finally leave this place. Nobody's been allowed out for the last few months.

    Chad! Come down for breakfast!

    I'm coming, jeez!

    Mom, you make the best eggs this side of Kanto, I swear.

    Nice try, Chad, but you're still going out and getting a job.

    Aw.



    He says he wants you to do something for him.

    I've never met the guy. He'll find someone else.

    He asked for you specifically.

    What?

    Does it not concern you that an old man, who is supposedly our neighbor, even though I've never met him before, came to our house, looking for me, and has a "something" he wants me to do?


    He has a granddaughter about your age.

    Well, there's no harm in a little visit, right?

    So I went to his house.

    He wasn't there.



    And she's, like 20. Way out of my league.

    I even got kicked out of his lab, something about me being an intruder.



    Wait, where's that guy live? There's two houses and a lab in this town.

    This Oak guy probably ditched me. Well, since I'm out, better go up to Pewter, see if I can get a job at the museum or something.



    Where the hell did you come from?

    Seriously, were you up a tree?




    Not safe? I'm scrawny, but I'm sure I can fight off a rat and a few birds by myself. And what's all this about poking?



    I'm not poking you, man! That's sick!

    What are you going on about? Come to the lab, I'll explain everything.

    I was a bit confused, but I went anyway.

    He explained a bit on the way.



    Oh, so you had that thing for me to do. What's this all about?

    Then he took a red ball out of his pocket, tossed it on the ground, and this thing came out. It looked like an odd blue rabbit.

    This... is a pokemon.



    What's a Pokemon?

    Don't you watch the news?

    No.

    These things are the reason we've been quarantined. I and a few other scientists have been studying them for the past few weeks. Apparently, some kind of biomechanical alien life forms have somehow formed a relationship with the animals here on Earth, granting them incredible abilities and powers. I've spent the past month perfecting a way to command them. And that's the Pokeball.

    He pushed a button and the bunny thing got sucked back into it. I opened the door to the lab for him and walked in after.

    The Pokeballs-

    They convert the Pokemon's matter into some sort of energy, and then store it in the ball, which keeps it at rest until you need the Pokemon again.

    Er... yeah. That... that's exactly what it does, in layman's terms. The Pokeball works so well, because these aliens have somehow perfected the process Many of the Pokemon have the ability to turn their own matter into energy, or even perform a sort of alchemy. It's all rather intriguing.

    Which brings me to my next point:



    We've developed them in this very lab, and as part of an experiment, I want you to have one.

    Okay, but why's that other kid here?

    He's my grandson. He's participating in the experiment, too. He's agreed to let you choose first.



    That one was made using the DNA of a turtle. It can breathe underwater, and can create its own water using the naturally occurring Oxygen in the air and the Hydrogen in its body.





    That's Charmander. It was reconstructed from a Salamander's DNA. Hence the... name. It conjures fire, but dislikes being wet.



    And that's Bulbasaur. The seed pod on its back houses many different scented powders. Very useful for protection.

    Go on, Choose!



    Alright, which starter do I choose?

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    Default Re: Overanalysis Abounds! Let's Play Pokemon FireRed!

    FireRed! Charmander!

    Going for aAlien Lifeforms That Recently Appeared approach, hm? My interest is piqueted to see where this goes.
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    Go for squirtle. Irony for the win?

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    Is this even a question? You've seen Charizard, right? I mean, seriously.

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    Squirtle. It's what I always used

    Interesting enough so far, by the way. I like the sci-fi take on it. Might make the ghost types and possibly legendaries a bit hard to explain, mind. But still, it sets this LP apart from the rest, which is nice.


    ...You do realize the implications, yes? Every pokemon is Mewtwo now.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cogwheel View Post
    Squirtle. It's what I always used

    Interesting enough so far, by the way. I like the sci-fi take on it. Might make the ghost types and possibly legendaries a bit hard to explain, mind. But still, it sets this LP apart from the rest, which is nice.


    ...You do realize the implications, yes? Every pokemon is Mewtwo now.
    The logical extension here would be to take it where the Pokemon Special manga did, and make Mewtwo a Pokemon/Human hybrid.

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    Bulbusaur for the win GREAT JUSTICE!
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    Squirtle. Have fun explaining how he spontaneously grew cannons!
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    Squirtle. Have fun explaining how he spontaneously grew cannons!
    Obliterator Virus.

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    Obliterator Virus.
    Ah, now that I'd like in my pokemon.

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    Who gets the blessing of Tzeentch?
    Dude. Ditto.

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    Dude. Ditto.
    Ah, aye. Shouldn't've missed that. Though something a tad oomphier may be prefferable.
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    I suppose Arceus could also be Tzeentchy with the right outlook.

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    I thought I was the one with a 40k/pokemon LP in the wings?
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    Charmander, for the changlle of dealing with a fire breathing lizard.
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    Is this even a question? You've seen Charizard, right? I mean, seriously.
    Have you seen Blastoise? It's a giant turtle with cannons. It's a freaking cyborg killer turtle monster.
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    Squirtle and Charmander were the two most popular choices, and there's only one way to feature them both.

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    I'm given a choice between and Aromatherapy frog thing and a lizard that's on fire. What do you expect?



    I can? I shall name him after the most awesome and Badass video game character in existence!

    The other kid went for the turtle. The frog was a pretty stupid idea.

    I've received a call from the Market in Viridian. They've got a package for me. I want you to go get it.

    What am I, your errand boy?

    It's part of the experiment.

    Naturally. Well, I'm off then.



    Alright, then. Let's get some fire up in this mofo!



    Scratch and Growl? Where's my combustion? My glorious conflagrations? You lied to me, Oak!

    The fire-breathing is theoretical at this point. Forgot to mention that, did I? Oops.

    Well, Nukem, start the scratching!

    Surprisingly enough, it actually listened to me. I guess it understood English, though I had to tell it to go for the turtle's head and not the shell. Nukem was a lot faster than the turtle, though, so he avoided most of the attacks.




    Really, you did. That thing's way too kawaii.

    Hey, keep your weeaboo out of my English!

    I take offense to that.

    Anyway, I headed up the path to Viridian, when something leapt out at me from the grass.



    A purple rat with red eyes. It was about the size of my shoe. Oh, the horror. How will I ever be able to get past it?

    By sicking a lizard on it, of course!

    I fought about three more rats on the way. These things were pushovers. Still, Nukem was a bit scratched up, so I looked to see if I could get him some Band-aids or something. I walked into a building with a red roof.




    You can do that?

    Yes. It's sort of like a hard reset for the nano-machines inside the organisms.

    And how long did we have this technology available?

    We've had it for weeks, now. Don't you watch the news?

    ...No.

    After that, I went to the market to get the package.



    Yeah, Professor Oak sent me to pick up a package.



    I believe that's what I just said.

    So I went back. A few more rats attacked, but I kicked them out of the way. I didn't want to bother Nukem.



    Why, thank you... creepy announcer voice...

    How's the Pokemon I gave you?

    Nukem's alright. Aren't ya boy?

    I let it out of its pokeball for a bit, and it snuggled up next to me almost immediately.



    Well, he is a boy. We tend to forge friendships through violence. Like the guy you beat up in kindergarten that ends up as your best friend for the rest of your life.

    Well, we're moving on to stage two of the experiment; we just have to wait for Harris.

    Who?

    My grandson.

    Oh.

    After what seemed like forever, Harris walked in.

    Harris, so good of you to come.





    When you catch a pokemon in a Pokeball, you can use the Pokedex to scan it and get even more information. I am trying to get information on as many Pokemon as possible.

    When a Pokemon is caught, the Pokeball downloads an English Language Program into the Pokemon's data. It will be able to understand you and do your bidding. However, most Pokemon can resist being compressed into data, so you'll have to weaken them a fair bit to catch them properly.

    Cool! Well, I'll be going Gramps!

    Harris is always so impatient.

    Hey, Professor, I have a question: I'm thirteen years old. Why are you sending me out there with these supposedly dangerous creatures?

    Wild Pokemon don't make a habit of killing young children.

    So I'll be totally safe?

    I didn't say that. I chose two teenagers for this job because if you're attacked, and your Pokemon fails to protect you, you should be just strong enough to drag your broken body back to civilization.

    He said that with a little too much joy.

    Of course, Harris wanted to be a part of the experiment. I'll be paying you to do this.

    So, just to be straight here. You want me, a thirteen-year-old boy, to go out into a world of dangerous creatures, to beat them up and bend them to my will, with no guarantee that I'll survive?

    Pretty much.

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    And now, the fun begins. I wonder how many times people are going ask Chad if he watches the news.
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    Really, you did. That thing's way too kawaii.

    Hey, keep your weeaboo out of my English!

    I take offense to that.
    Y'know, Harris, canonically, you're in Japan.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Even Human View Post
    Have you seen Blastoise? It's a giant turtle with cannons. It's a freaking cyborg killer turtle monster.
    Dinosaur. Dragon. 'Nuff said.

    Though, to be fair, Blastoise is like an unholy fusion between Yertle the Turtle and Mad Max.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Even Human View Post
    Have you seen Blastoise? It's a giant turtle with cannons. It's a freaking cyborg killer turtle monster.
    Look, we all know the Kanto starters are flawless. Except possibly Venusaur, but that's only because other than the tree on its back no-one can tell what it is. Torterra revisits that theme and does it better, IMO: continental turtle with not only bonsai on its back, but also a friggin' mountain.
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    And now, the fun begins. I wonder how many times people are going ask Chad if he watches the news.
    All the time. One of the questions that I foresaw was how Chad was supposed to have missed all this innovation going on. I already imagined him as a huge nerd for the point of the story, so the next logical step would be him as a shut-in loser.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mando Knight View Post
    Look, we all know the Kanto starters are flawless. Except possibly Venusaur, but that's only because other than the tree on its back no-one can tell what it is. Torterra revisits that theme and does it better, IMO: continental turtle with not only bonsai on its back, but also a friggin' mountain.
    Torterra is the worst starter in existence. Venusaur is my least favovirte Kanto starter, but even he is better than that THING.
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    Torterra is the worst starter in existence. Venusaur is my least favovirte Kanto starter, but even he is better than that THING.
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    Okay, okay. 2nd worst starter. At least he's not Meganium. In all seriousness, I've played each generation with all three starters, and I loved the Kanto ones (Venusaur slightly less), loved Feraligatr and liked Typhlosion, hated Meganium, loved all the Hoenn starters, liked Empoleon, was meh about Infernape, and hated Torterra. Even in his 70s, the Elite 4 was crushing him.
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    I'm playing a Torterra right now in a Hard mode run, and frankly, it's proving very useful. But I'm guessing gaining Ground type in its last stage will give it a lot of weaknesses.

    As a concept, though? A huge turtle that is also a mountain? Much cooler than Venusaur or Meganium.

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    When I play Leaf Green, I never went for the dinosaur. Always the lizard that is permanently on fire, or the turtle that turns into a siege weapon.

    Besides, from a gameplay perspective, there are already more than enough poison types in FR/LG.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Raistlin1040 View Post
    Okay, okay. 2nd worst starter. At least he's not Meganium. In all seriousness, I've played each generation with all three starters, and I loved the Kanto ones (Venusaur slightly less), loved Feraligatr and liked Typhlosion, hated Meganium, loved all the Hoenn starters, liked Empoleon, was meh about Infernape, and hated Torterra. Even in his 70s, the Elite 4 was crushing him.


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    liked Empoleon, was meh about Infernape, and hated Torterra. Even in his 70s, the Elite 4 was crushing him.


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    was meh about Infernape



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    I liked Blaziken much better. Really, the Sinnoh Starters were my least favorite grouping.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Raistlin1040 View Post
    Okay, okay. 2nd worst starter. At least he's not Meganium. In all seriousness, I've played each generation with all three starters, and I loved the Kanto ones (Venusaur slightly less), loved Feraligatr and liked Typhlosion, hated Meganium, loved all the Hoenn starters, liked Empoleon, was meh about Infernape, and hated Torterra. Even in his 70s, the Elite 4 was crushing him.
    Torterra has a great distribution of defensive stats, typing, and a resistance to Stealth Rock, which makes him easy to switch in and deal damage quickly. The Ice weakness is an issue, but not one that can't be overcome.

    Still, Infernape is the best of all three.

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