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TsunamiXXVIII
2 months ago#81
Another Litwick says that they dislike the cold, so they congregate at the far-left hole. And all three Noibat say that there's a different Pokémon in each hole, so I guess it's in the one on the right! Pikachu heads in to talk to it. It says the wind is too weak for it to lift that many people. Pikachu says he feels a slight breeze and wonders where it's coming from. Oh, right, Glalie needed water, and here's a river. It says it wants to help out, and it's good at Ice Beam. That was Ice Beam? Maybe if it was a Shadow Pokémon, sure. The girls say there could be hidden passages deeper in the cave, and it seems like it is coming from beyond the river. I know exactly how we'll cross, but apparently we have to talk to Emilia, Meiko, and Drifblim again. Doing so unlocks a Pikaprompt, and a bit later, another one lets us suggest freezing the river. There's another big boulder blocking a hole. I suggest making a tool to break it, and Pikachu says we could probably make a pickax with what we've got in here. We get the signpost from the broken sign, the sharp stone, and Emilia's belt to attach the two. Tim breaks it open, but laments not getting any clues about his father. Pikachu points out that they did discover an incident. They leave the cave on Drifblim. The next day, Pikachu invites Tim to the Hi-Hat Cafe, owned by one Pablo Millan and waitressed by a Ludicolo. According to Pikachu, it has the best coffee. Hearing him rave about the coffee, Tim is reminded of his father. The Cafe is on the first floor of the building that the detective agency is in. Pablo was once a musician--a pianist. As Tim and Pikachu are leaving the cafe, however, Mr. Baker comes in, and mentions that there are more incidents, so be careful. Then, once they've left, he muses to Pablo how Pikachu never drank coffee before the accident. I think I'm sticking with the "Harry somehow became Pikachu" theory.
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TsunamiXXVIII
2 months ago#82
Heading home today; not sure if I'll be able to update once I'm there.

Edit: But now that it's looking like I'm not going back to sleep, I need something to fill the tine between breakfast and lunch (checkout is noon, so I'll probably have lunch at like 11). Expect an update in a bit over an hour.
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TsunamiXXVIII
2 months ago#83
Pikachu says that as he expected, there was an incident at the cave. Tim says they found no clues, but Pikachu brings something out. They say it looks like a broken vial, and there was something like that in Harry's notes. Pikachu asks Tim to mark the location of Harry's accident on the map. He's bothered by the fact that it wasn't even close to any of the marked locations. But there's an arrow pointing off the map of Ryme City, so Pikachu thinks it was on the way back from there.

Chapter 3. PCL. Damn, I was that close to the end of Chapter 2 when I decided to call it quits last time? Baker is giving Tim a key...oh, he's borrowing the company car. He's got a part-time job as a lab assistant...probably to investigate. So I guess Tim's older than he looks. Apparently official sources say that he's going to be aged up from 18 to 21 in the movie? He doesn't look 18 here. Then again, I've noticed that there's a definite tendency for people to have trouble judging the ages of those younger than themselves. To me, high school students generally still look like children, and in situations where I'm in the presence of both high schoolers and older adults, the high schoolers never mistake me for one of their own but anyone above the age of 50 invariably mistakes me for a high schooler. But back to the game, Tim says he's more of an errand boy than an assistant, and that PCL is the lab. A well-known Pokémon research facility. I ask Baker some questions before leaving. Harry didn't mention PCL at all, and Baker says that Pikachu acted like a normal Pikachu when Harry was around. More evidence that this "accident" somehow transferred Harry's consciousness into the body of his Pikachu! I'm really hoping this isn't actually the case because after the twists and turns of ZTD, something this obvious is kind of lame. Amanda also mentions that Pikachu's behavior has changed.

Tim encounters another Pikachu and mistakes him for the Detective. Once the Detective comes by to talk to him, there's an implication that he's actually Ash's. Ryme City police inspector Frank Holiday enters the detective agency. We heard his name mentioned. When he learns Tim's here, he says he hopes Tim's not looking for his father. Baker says that's exactly why he's here. They're worried about the danger. PCL stands for Pokémon Comprehensive Laboratory. Tim's using the last name "Ottman" here, just in case someone here was involved with Harry's disappearance. The company car is a red convertible. Amanda's choice. The receptionist is Rita Partridge, and her partner is Floette. Pikachu flirts with her. We find a map of the facility. I search everything that can be searched, talk to everyone that can be spoken to, and eventually realize I have to sit on the couch to progress. I miss the director's full name, though she soon introduces herself as Dorothy, but turn back to the game in time to catch the name of the accompanying researcher, Frank Hartfield. Dorothy introduces him as "Fridge". He speaks in a stereotypical surfer dude accent, and his beard is a darker color than the hair on top of his head. I suspect the former is natural, as the lighter hair "goes better" with the surfer dude thing. I mean, my hair and beard don't exactly match, either, but it's more like that the former is fairly uniform and the latter isn't. I used to have a lot more blonde in my hair when I was younger but it turned a more uniform brown eventually, but my beard--and eyebrows--still have both colors. I don't know why; it's weird. Fridge is a hugger. He says that the guy before Tim quit suddenly, and Dorothy says he was doing so well, too. We follow Fridge to his lab. His partner is a Garbodor, and he's researching its ecology in assisting garbage disposal. He demonstrates by tossing it some garbage, and it emits gas, eliciting a scolding from another researcher, Nina. She says they can't even go to the courtyard for some fresh air, and Fridge asks if Wallace is up to his old antics again, which Nina confirms.
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TsunamiXXVIII
2 months ago#84
She then says that the pass code's been changed, and even she's stumped by his latest high jinks [sic]. Looking around, I find a vial that proves unrelated, and a machine that they use to purify Garbodor's emissions, as well as to study its composition. Apparently, Wallace does this whenever there's a newcomer to the lab, because a newbie once came in and messed up his work. Nina is developing medicines using Shuckle's ability, but she can't get any work done because both Shuckle and the berries are in the Courtyard. Ah, so Wallace will do this to test newbies. He'll write a problem on the whiteboard in the meeting room, and the answer is the passcode. Nina says she can't make heads or tails of it, but given what this game has had so far, it'll probably be extremely easy. I mean, 999's Sudoku was easy enough for me to actually solve in the amount of time that passed in-game, and that game's a lot harder than this one was. Pikachu's got something to say, but it's just a reminder to look for the vial while we're here. I enter what I assumed was the meeting room, but immediately Pikachu starts sneezing and complaining about the cold. 59 degrees. It seems to be a resource center. First it has info on Pikachu, Garbodor, and Floette, but then it goes on to have info on Fennekin, Rotom, Trevenant, and Shuckle. We know we'll be meeting Shuckle soon, so the others will probably be here, too. Finally, I find Dorothy's research and get that full name. Her last name's Fisher. There's research on Relicanth and Whiscash, as well as Zorua's Illusion ability. The next two doors are the locked courtyard and the director's office, also locked, so only one place to go. Here's the meeting room. We take notes on his problem, and there's a hint that says "Check the plants!" Hm, upon checking the puzzle, it seems that the resource center has already answered our problem, but we haven't officially gotten the necessary hints (even though profiles of Fennekin et. al. are already in the Case List) so we can't progress. The coffee is apparently very bad, and beakers are being used as mugs. I head back to the lobby to check plants, but find nothing. Nor in Fridge's lab...ah, there we go, there's one in the resource center. I guess that's to ensure people do come in there. Ah, there are symbols corresponding to each Pokémon, so this was a necessary hint to find, after all. Now we're allowed to input the Pokémon on the chart. Triangle, Star, Diamond, Square. The door opens. Rotom is absent, but Trevenant, Fennekin, and Shuckle are all here, as is Phantump. Pikachu says he's been having dreams about the accident, and was sure that vial played a part somehow. One tree has no berries, but the others do, and Trevenant says Nina has something like the vial. Onward to Building B, we meet Klefki. Klefki has all of the keys in this place, so we have to get juice from Shuckle to give to it for it to let us into the storeroom. It also mentions having the key to the Director's Office. It says the only room it can't open is the Courtyard, because that takes a passcode instead of a key. Nina's in the courtyard now, and Shuckle's shell is all full of berries for the experiment, so it can't make juice right now. But we can investigate her desk now. It's another dead end. Fridge suggests we go to Building B and meet Wallace and Carlos. We find ourselves in Carlos's lab, and Rotom comes out of a motor. Carlos walks in, last name Hernando. He and Rotom are working on making a better motor. He says that the motor should work in theory, but doesn't...or rather, Rotom won't listen to him. Rotom says that Carlos is its servant. We find a battery in a trashcan. Carlos says he's usually on the same wavelength as Ghost-types, but because Rotom's also an Electric-type, he's having trouble with it, so he was studying up on it. There's another vial that's the wrong shape, but nothing more to do in there, so we head to Wallace's lab. Wallace's last name is Carroll, and he commends us on figuring out the passcode...sort of. He's really haughty.
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TsunamiXXVIII
2 months ago#85
He's researching Pokémon cells, so he wants Pikachu to help him with something...and then jokes about putting it in a tank for about a month. Oh, there are Solosis and Duosion in the tanks. Pokémon literally based on cells. They're unresponsive, though. He has an atomizer for his plants, and he has a vial but it's the wrong shape, too. He's doing research on telepathy, and there's a paper scrap in the wastebasket. Wallace has never received telepathy, though; it seems it doesn't work for humans. Also, the name "Ottman" was apparently in the newspaper recently. Now that we've spoken to everyone, Pikachu wants us to name a suspect. I feel like it would be too easy if it were the obvious a******, but "latent form of telepathy" seems like as good an idea as any as to why Tim can communicate with Pikachu. Then again, Carlos is a Ghost-type specialist, so if Harry's outright dead and possessing his Pikachu...I'm going with Wallace. Pikachu agrees with my assessment and suggests we head to the courtyard for the conclusion of Nina's experiment. There's a strange chill as we approach. She's having trouble making it work; it needs to be a certain shade of orange. We offer to help. We need two berries and a liquid; we get a report on the latter. Based on what it says, I think culture solution is the most likely, followed by water. I head to Fridge's lab again looking for it, and find yet another vial that's not right. Ah, the trash I collected can be used for Fridge's experiments. I try the paper scrap first, then the battery. The former let out the usual purple gas, which Fridge says was purified, but the latter let out a green gas, which wasn't purified at all. No idea what any of that was for, and the only liquid I got was grass juice. I head to the meeting room to get the coffee, just in case that's needed, then grab the water from the water tank. Maybe Wallace has the culture solution? We can talk to the Duosion and Solosis now. They confirm that Wallace can't get the telepathy. No culture solution, though. I try Carlos's lab, but it doesn't have anything even close to a liquid. Nothing in the resource center, though the temperature says it's now 68 degrees. How considerate of them to work in multiples of five degrees Celsius so they're still whole numbers in Fahrenheit. Not like that "98.6" bullcrap that's based on an exact conversion of a rounded-off number (IIRC the average human body temperature is closer to an even 99 degrees Fahrenheit, which would come out to about 37.2 Celsius. It got rounded off to 37, and then that got converted literally to 98.6. This is why you should always pay attention to your significant figures.) I'm at a loss for where the culture solution is, so I just pray that water is actually the correct answer and try to run it. ...No good. And based on Pikachu's reason for rejecting it, grass juice and coffee are out, too. Ah, we needed to actually talk to Wallace to get the culture solution from Solosis's tank. And success. Dorothy's back, and she's got a guest--Emilia, from GNN. Of course. Hopefully she doesn't blow our cover. Seems like she almost did; I had to step away midway through the cutscene. So now we have access to Dorothy's office and the storeroom. Dorothy's partner is Minccino, and it has an empty can for Fridge's experiment. The can elicits an orange gas, which wasn't purified much. And finally, I take the juice to Klefki. Another wrong vial, but then, the right one, with ominous music. Someone seemed to be coming in, but they shut the door...and then it cuts to the cafe. See, I knew that I was right to head to Dorothy's office first, because the important stuff was in the storeroom. Tim is able to quote Pikachu's lectures on coffee--I initially assumed it was something Harry said, but unless Tim already suspects what I suspect, he's not indicating that to be the case. Cut to an ominous phone conversation; someone knows that Harry's son is in the facility. The next day is the TV shoot, and Carlos wants Tim to come to the courtyard.
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TsunamiXXVIII
2 months ago#86
Dorothy's worried that Wallace will say something strange, and Carlos is worried because he has nothing to talk about and Rotom isn't listening to him. Wallace says he'd rather be talking about something other than his research on cells, and Nina mentions that she's afraid of Wallace, but Fennekin helps her feel strong. Finally, it's time to start the shoot. Tim's feeding the Trevenant, and then suddenly it goes berserk the moment he and Emilia turn their backs. Pikachu's lack of running speed compared to Tim isn't restricted to gameplay, as he barely gets out of the courtyard in time for the door to shut. Wallace wants Tim fired immediately. The reporters try to stick up for him, but Wallace wants evidence. Luckily, Meiko hd the camera running. I saw something above Trevenant's head, but can't make it out. It does't appear to be there when we rewatch it, though, so maybe I was just seeing things. They instead key in on a black shadow near the leftover food on the video. They want to investigate what it could be. According to Fennekin, it said "I was here first". We also find out that Nina is keeping a record of mysterious events, and Dorothy says it's in her office. Trevenant has amnesia, same as Glalie did. Phantump says it's felt a strange presence before, and that this was the same so it's the same Pokémon, but it's never seen it. Shuckle has seen it show up from time to time to eat everyone's food, but doesn't know its name.We go to the lobby to see if Rita saw anything, but no good--though we learn of surveillance cameras that have been running since the facility was built. Or rather, since the new facility was built. It had to be rebuilt 10 years ago, reportedly because something went berserk and destroyed most of the building during an experiment. Report on that is in the library, second shelf. The ghost story report also just details a food theft. Pokemon in the picture of the founders are Herdier, Gengar, Mudkip, and Aipom. Perfect! The only thought I had was that the presence reminded me of the Ghosts in Gen I before you get the Silph Scope. Even when you can see them clearly, the Gastly line still looks the most like them. It was two years before they rebuilt it. Hm, and it says in the research materials that a room with Gengar in it is about 10 degrees colder. That confirms it, but for whatever reason, I still can't input in the case notes. Fridge gives us "Ghost story" number 2, which tells of a sudden chill making the temperature drop nearly 10 degrees. He pointed us in Wallace's direction, though, so that's where we'll go. Klefki also says it's seen it, and it looks like a black shadow and laughed at Klefki when it tries to chase it off. Wallace is of no help. Rotom is incensed that another Pokémon is mysterious, as it's enough mystery for one laboratory. The third ghost story is obtained from Carlos, and it says the clock in the director's office started spinning really fast, but when they left to get someone else to show them, it had returned to normal. I'm out of ideas...oh, okay, I hadn't talked to Minccino yet, and it confirms that the clock incident was Rotom's doing. Maybe that's the hint we needed--it confirms that Ghost-types are responsible for these things. Nope, still nothing. The library's 59 degrees again. Garbodor's of no help, so I think I'm at a loss, unless there's physical evidence to pick up. Oh, wait, the Solosis and Duosion! Solosis confirms that Duosion talks to a Pokémon that stops by from time to time, and Duosion says there's a Pokémon Wallace hasn't noticed--and that Wallace starts shivering when that Pokémon drops by because the room gets cold. This should be enough! But it isn't...until we head back into the courtyard and get Pika-prompted. Now we can solve it. And we go to the library to confront it. It attacks Pikachu and escapes when Tim saves him. Dorothy says there's Ghost-type-catching equipment in the storeroom, so it's off to retrieve that.
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TsunamiXXVIII
2 months ago#87
The mysterious thingimajig. We use it to catch it in the meeting room. But Pikachu thinks it's a human that's behind this. Carlos, probably; he's the Ghost-type specialist. Gengar confirms it's a human in a white coat, and mentions a secret device in the library. Yellow, blue, green, and red books. Pull them in that order. Pikachu suggests telling the others that the mystery has been solved so they'll let their guard down, but I head straight for the library. It's a secret passage! It leads to an underground laboratory. John Waals, whose name we found among the founders, has a report. He was researching medicine, too. He built the underground lab to have a more stable environment, but Simon misunderstood his instructions and left a batch of his medicine to mature for a week, causing the opposite effect of what was intended, and the medicine won't stabilize because the cells Waals received were not from "that Pokémon", but were from-- And then it's smudged out. We also find a vial of the right type in a machine. February of last year, the new researchers discovered this room and connected it to the closing and the berserk Pokémon. This is where "R", a substance that temporarily strengthens Pokémon, was developed. It has severe side effects and is not viable in its current form, but the researcher who found it is going to continue studying it in secret. A mysterious person contacted the researcher, asking if they had a substance that could make Pokémon go berserk without the cause being determined. They've offered quite a large amount of capital, enough to continue this research, and the efficacy of the substance meets their request. Gengar was already in the room, the partner of one of the old members. It's been living here since the building closed down. It can't be seen by the security cameras, so it can enter and exit freely. The secret research is detracting from the non-secret research, so the researcher is planning to move the equipment somewhere else. And the last date is recent, after Tim and Pikachu arrived. The researcher has analyzed the equipment and can move the "R" production equipment and conduct their research as they wish. Pikachu has figured it out. We know the person was in the basement when we arrived at PCL, but that doesn't actually rule out many people, and we need to prove they were here when we arrived. I head to the meeting room to check if Gengar can help, but it's got nothing new. Meiko and Emilia are there, but they've got nothing for us, either. I tell everyone that the incident was solved...oh, the cameras! They can help. First, Dorothy shows up, followed by Nina and Fridge. Wallace comes in, heads into the library, but immediately leaves. Likely he was just there to hide the passcode chart, and he heads to the meeting room next before heading to the courtyard. Then Carlos goes into the library, just before Dorothy and Fridge come out to greet us. It's time to reveal the culprit. Tim accuses Carlos, shows the leftovers of Trevenant's meal spiked with "R". And the tape shows that he had gone into the library at the time that the research was going on. And Carlos says he did it because he knew that Tim was Harry Goodman's son, which meant he was in Carlos's way. Harry knew too much, so Carlos had someone tamper with his car as a warning, but he never expected Harry to go missing in an accident. Inspector Holiday says that he's just glad Tim's safe, and it would've been easier for Tim to stand by if they'd done more. Baker figured as much, and says that no good can come of it if he's harmed. There's no point in telling Tim to stop, so Baker just wants him to be honest and come to him for help rather than running around in secret. Tim and Pikachu collect their thoughts at the apartment, then head to the site of Harry's accident. The camera pans up to the full moon, and Mewtwo is floating in front of it. It flies off. Hmmm... experiments with cells...that make Pokémon go berserk... I think Mewtwo was the source of the cells for "R".
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2 months ago#88
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1 month ago#89
Huh, thought it was yesterday I'd bumped this.
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1 month ago#90
Looks like just a regular bump. I was hoping to do one earlier but I didn't.
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