Well, I had two plots/ideas for the escapade that I'd like to do with someone if anyone are interested.
1. Our pokemon would like to join a race and have to work together to succeed, I imagine it being a race where humans are riding the pokemon but it could be just among wild pokemon.
2. Our pokemon meet a group of pokemon which has lost their home, and they can either help them find a new one and settle in, or regain their old one.
3. The third one is for the Farfetch'd that needs help rescuing the trainer. I had planned on doing it with my craogunk and the shinx I attempted to catch in Fallen's estate, but that wont happen for some time I think. Well, the idea is that a young naive pokemon is agreeing to help the farfetch'd who isn't telling what predator it is, and it almost goes wrong and it is revealed that the farfetch'd used the naive pokemon as bait. This of course shakes the world of the naive pokemon. I'm not sure if I'd would end up saving the human at all
I hope someone are op for some threading, and have the time ^^
I saw this was a lil neglected and thought I'd offer to thread now that my schedule has cleared up :3 I'm not sure if you're up for any of those anymore as I know you've done #1 yourself and I think you have the Shinx now..? But I did some digging on anime locations to maybe help spur some other ideas if that was the case.
Such as the Marine Pkmn Laboratory around New Bark (I'd assume not far from Tohjo Falls); Catallia City located between Cherry & NBT that has some character; and finally Florando, also located between Cherry & NBT that has a festival every year.
Totes up for brainstorming some fresh ideas, though either #2 or #3 in your first post does seem fairly interesting.
I'm still up for some threading, the other ones I have are rather dead and I only have one planned I want to write solo, but that is first needed for when Astrid is done with her quest.
I have shinx, I wanted to make a post with her (as I have done) to build on the relationship between her and Egil the croagunk.
I have tons of pokemon at low level who need some love and whom I'd love to play, and my other two threads are rather inactive, so I'm up for some storytelling ^^
You'd like for us to come with a new plot idea, perhaps inspired by the things you have linked, is that understood correctly?
If so: For the marine lab, the anime plot is that they have to bring an egg somewhere. The plot for the escapade could be for the pokemon to find an egg in a weird place and try to figure out where it comes from and what to do with it?
Catallia city has the focus on Officer Jenny and their pokemon spinarak, the pokemon could be accused of having done something illegal?
Florando's festival sounds found but I'm unsure on how to make a "mystery-plot" as you mentioned when I asked about the race plot I had come up with for Tarok. Since it is a festival where they are performing tricks and such, it could be what the purpose was, but how to make that into a plot-sentence or the reason for it I don't know They could also just explore, but that is not really a mystery either
I just threw those in as potential setting ideas in case you weren't up for #2 & #3 since they were from March and things have changed since then ;)
I'm good with not doing anything in Florando. Is a bit trickier to work with. So..!
Marine Lab Ideas
The egg in a weird place is certainly prompt worthy, and could be included anywhere. Though we'd have to be careful of not making it a rare type.
There's a disheveled egg on the ground that obviously doesn't belong there...
It could be an azurill or marill egg the lab was studying to find out more about how/why incenses work. Or could be completely unrelated to the lab and just a random Daycare nearby that was stolen from; or maybe someone got ambushed on the way to deliver it to Prof. Elm (or the lab) for research.
We could also work off of your original #2 idea and do something more aquatic. Like say the lab is releasing a pokémon back into the wild after being in captivity for treatment of a disease/injury/etc. But they were taken in when young and now being released they're lost and not sure where to go to find their home/family. Or maybe they're really old and can't remember where anything is out in the ocean.
Our pokémon could then be sent in to help it. Whether that be to go out and find a place for it, track down their old family/home, or make the researchers realize that it wants to remain a lab mascot/pet.
Could even be open to playing defender from some poachers or such that want to capture it... or even moving passed the focus on the pokémon itself and instead try to find out what caused its illness/injury in the first place.
The marine lab is releasing a pokémon back into the wild after a time of healing in captivity...
Catallia City Ideas
You have been framed for a crime!
Not a bad prompt ;) Get setup by some criminal and have to clear our names. Might be a bit tricky to come up with something that isn't instantly provable as false.
Other notable things in the city are 'architectural marvels'. We could do something with a Trick House, or perhaps a secret in the Clock Tower.
There are still the same prompts in the excapade thread, so what have changed? I still have dozens of pokemon that you use a lvl or two, hehe. Even the farfetch'd task could be fun to do with someone else, then there would be more meat on the story and other ideas on how it could be done, compared to what I wrote already.
-- the egg could be anything, even a spearow one where there could be a sad story of its parents having been caught by humans and no-one to take care of it.
It might not even hatch in the story, or they don't ever learn what's actually inside it. Or it could hatch and give an extra layer of having to take care of an infant.
-- I really love this idea about going on an adventure in the sea. It is a wish I have had for a pokemon character for a long time but never had the chance really. This is the one I'm mostly hooked on, and I have several water types that I'd love t play. (why was my first thought a horsea the moment I read "young pokemon"?)
Since older pokemon aren't so often featured I prefer that, not sure if it needs to be so old it doesn't remember the way, perhaps it has just changed since it was there last, or it is far from home and doesn't know in which direction other than a few easily recognized landmarks, which we need to help it find so it can get back home? --
There could be "neutral witnesses" who testify it was the blackmailed ones. There could be something from the pokemon that could be placed at the crimescene to point at them and "prove" they did it.
Or it could be their trainer that is accused and is arrested and it is up to their pokemon to prove their innocence! Then scarfs or other clothes or similar, could easily be placed as false proof by the real criminal. --
Clock tower: It is stated in the anime that it doesn't work anymore and there was plans to demolish it. The prompts perhaps could either be that the clock has suddenly startet to work again and making a lot of noise? Or that someone is trying to chase away the darmanitans who are living there, since they want the tower down.
The trick house prompt would probably be the easiest if they got trapped inside somehow and need to find a way out..?
Awesome! I'm up for the aquatic adventure idea, it's very different and I think we could do a lot with it. I'll ponder which pkmn to use for it and we can go over any more details in Discord maybe? Keep some of the plot points secrety on ZZ until we get them officially written in story ;)
For any of the other ideas, if you or anyone else reading this thread at any point wanna use 'em in the future go right ahead ^^
Sloane Siltstone Tagging you here since this thread (and board) are made for this kind of stuff ^^^
I could be interested in teaming up with you for an escapade. I'm just going to warn you, that my speed isn't going to be great now I have a lot of modding I need to do as well
Also, are you aware that if you use Sloshy in an escapade, then he will be locked in that thread and you can't use him in any other battles? Right now it would mean you are stuck wtih your level 1 roggenrola for everything else We can plot a bit and wait until your roggenrola can handle stuff on his own before starting something with Sloshy?
Post by Sloane Siltstone on Mar 1, 2021 4:56:00 GMT 11
Well I'd love to Tarlar! Did the rule change make me able to have Sloshy available in my journey while also using him in an escapade? I looked at the escapades page but I didn't quite see anything that specifies it. If having Sloshy on an escapade means I can't use him in my journey...I might be in trouble if Peb faints XD
"◓ Once your escapade is being graded, any participating pokemon fall under the 'no simultaneous battles' rule since they'll be gaining XP. Until that point though you may use the escapade pokemon in your journeys. If your pokemon is actively in a battle at the time of grading they will forfeit any XP gain."
So you can use him, we just can't ask for it to be graded while the pokemon in the escapde is active in a battle elsewhere
Post by Sloane Siltstone on Mar 1, 2021 7:22:19 GMT 11
Alright! In that case I'd love to crack one open. I was thinking since the only location I have access to is New Bark we could try one of the prompts there, a prompt you think would be cool, or one of these.
A: One of Elm's pokemon escaped from the lab and it's one that doesn't fit in with the ecosystem of the area, and so it's bullying a lot of the local pokemon being an "invasive species" and our pokemon would need to track it down to return it to the professor.
B: A cave that goes under the water of route 28 is discovered due to the plants above it getting destroyed by pokemon in a battle. So it presents a new place to explore!
Sloane Siltstone I'm so sorry for my late reply, I completely forgot you had answered, I'm sorry -,-' that's what I get from seeing this and thinking I'd answer "tomorrow"
Technically there shouldn't be any restrictions to what area we're in, it's more just places to be now. They were level restricted before, so a level 1-5 f.ex. could only play in the New Bark Town area
I do really like your ideas though, they are really good! The first one is straight forward and we could start that more or less from the go.
The second is good too (and I love the potential option of us going below the water surface, since I had thought about picking a water type as well), I just think we need a kind of a goal or a conflict? It would be nice with something basic for that since if I go with that one my head will think it is an empty cage with some rocks and mosses -A fun thing could be there lived some pokemon down there, who hadn't been outside for generations (wooper perhaps? kind of axolotles which only lives in caves) and a whole society for our two to discover and learn. Then the wild group can be either very amazed (and might want to learn or keep our pokemon there), or they could feel threatened and wanting to throw our pokemon out. Or! They could be torn and some wanted to one thing, while the other half wanted to the other?
Post by Sloane Siltstone on Mar 4, 2021 11:27:52 GMT 11
Oh wow! I would think that Wooper tribe social divide would be a cool start! Also, thanks for letting me know about where I can be! I just assumed that it was limited to where Sloane had been! If you want to start somewhere other than NBT I would be down, but if you have no preference I would choose NBT as Sloane is there right now.