princelyspirit: ([q] looking at the sky for answers)
Utena Tenjou ([personal profile] princelyspirit) wrote2012-09-24 07:39 pm
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Duel 02 // Video // Violet City

Steady, steady...

[The camera swerves and shakes, and glimpses of one of Violet City's inn rooms can be seen as it slows down]

There! Perfect!

[And soon it focuses in on a teenage girl, sitting crosslegged and barefoot on a bed, her back against the wall. She's dressed a lot like a cyclist - if cyclists wore red instead of pink, that is]

Alright, so. [Takes a deep breath] I've been slacking off a little - okay, no, I've been slacking off a lot since I came here. But, I think it's time to start doing more. To get out and actually see this place. And for that, I need to start training - both myself, and my pokemon.

But... there's one thing.

[She waves her hand, and the camera sweeps over to a Kakuna resting upright against the pillows. It zooms in and the Kakuna twitches... right before it flops over and falls on its side. Utena sighs and catches it before it can roll off the mattress, and sets to putting it back upright]

I have no idea what I'm going to do about her. I mean, these bug things are supposed to evolve pretty quickly, right? But it feels like she's been stuck in this cocoon for forever. I'm not going to take her to the gym with me, so maybe it doesn't matter, but...I don't know, I can't help but worry a little-

[And there's a light "paff" as the Kakuna falls over. Again.]

...anyway, if anyone has any advice, that would be great. For Kakuna over here, or the Violet City Gym.

[And she picks her up again, right before the camera cuts off.]
atrueheroine: not here for this (Srs business)

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[personal profile] atrueheroine 2012-09-25 02:37 am (UTC)(link)
It really depends on your Pokemon. If they've decided they don't want to evolve, you're out of luck.

[[It's a rather blunt way of putting things but Page has never been one to mince words, particularly when it comes to important information. The sight of the Violet Inn's rooms was what drew her to this girl and her message; she'd never stayed there herself (can't justify the expense, and besides; she's used to camping out in what some would consider less-than-civilized conditions) but she did have a wander through when she first arrived and was contemplating the place. Anything involving Violet City is a good thing, in her eyes.]]

It could just be a matter of trying to discern what it is about evolution that's putting her off, presuming she's reached the appropriate level for it. As for the Gym...well, I wouldn't mind some advice myself, so I'm afraid I can't help you there.
atrueheroine: why is this the default this never happens (Default)

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[personal profile] atrueheroine 2012-09-25 08:11 am (UTC)(link)
Think about it; would you want your body to transform itself in a way that isn't reversible? If you don't like what it changes into, you're rather stuck.

[[Really, it's a rather scary thought. One of her Pokemon is coming close to his evolution level and she's starting to worry.]]

Although I have read that Pokemon who delay their evolution will have a more varied movepool than those who don't, so I suppose you could consider that somewhat of a perk.

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friendyousohard: (Time to get serious.)

[personal profile] friendyousohard 2012-09-25 03:28 am (UTC)(link)
Well, even if she were fully evolved, bringing a bug type to a flying-type gym like Violet's would be a pretty bad idea. Still, it is kind of worrisome that she's been stuck in a cocoon form for so long... maybe she's afraid of the outside? Or what she'll become when she evolves...
friendyousohard: (Neat.)

[personal profile] friendyousohard 2012-09-26 09:04 am (UTC)(link)
Hmmm... there's a distinct possibility. Particularly if you were more attentive to her before her first evolution. She might be thinking that you don't like her anymore because she changed, and be afraid of what might happen if she does it again.

Though I should point out that I'm only speculating, here. Fluttershy's a lot better at figuring out Pokemon moods and the causes of them than I am.

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3_butterflies: (Shuffle-Step One Two.)

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[personal profile] 3_butterflies 2012-09-25 12:24 pm (UTC)(link)
Um.... I could try talking to Kakuna, and ask why she won't evolve... if you want to, that is...
3_butterflies: (I'm Sorry...)

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[personal profile] 3_butterflies 2012-09-26 12:40 pm (UTC)(link)
[She nods slowly, shyly hiding behind some of her pink hair - hey, they match!]

I could talk to animals back home, and it stayed with me here... I can give it a try... if Kakuna is up to talking... A-and I like talking to Pokemon, too...

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comeatmibro: (gesture ★ gonna be myself)

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[personal profile] comeatmibro 2012-09-26 03:19 pm (UTC)(link)
It's pretty hard to level cocoons, dude. I mostly don't bother with bug Pokémon. Godzilla-bro had a cocoon stage, too, but I basically skipped it.

But if you send your Kakuna out at, like, the beginning of a battle, then call it back and win the battle with something else, it'll help it grow levels faster.
comeatmibro: (thoughtful ★ that doesn't mean i'm plain)

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[personal profile] comeatmibro 2012-09-27 09:51 pm (UTC)(link)
Huh. There's only three levels between Weedle and Beedrill. Maybe she just doesn't wanna evolve. I've got a Slowpoke who isn't evolving.

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idlewanderlust: (Take you home and call you Puchi.)

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[personal profile] idlewanderlust 2012-09-26 11:24 pm (UTC)(link)
Oh my... I'm afraid I don't have any real advice regarding Kakuna... Mine evolved right away! Though he was a good deal larger than any other I've seen.
idlewanderlust: (I shall praise you~)

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[personal profile] idlewanderlust 2012-09-27 10:25 pm (UTC)(link)
Hm? Oh, certainly! Just a moment...

*There is some rustling about off camera as she digs out her Pokeball, before a bright flash fills the screen! A brief smile from Azusa later, and she moves to one side to reveal......

A Very Large four foot Beedrill with a snazzy red scarf around his neck. He buzzes loudly at the camera in greeting.*

This is Yamato. He's been with me ever since I caught him between Cherrygrove and Violet~

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[personal profile] used_realtears 2012-09-27 05:34 am (UTC)(link)
Maybe she likes it in there... [Pause] Oh! I know! I could show her-[he stops] No, wait. Piikayu isn't here... [He slumps again]
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[personal profile] used_realtears 2012-09-27 09:36 pm (UTC)(link)
No, Piikayu's a girl! She used to look like that, so I thought I could show her what she could turn into. Maybe then she'd want to evolve!

But Piikayu disappeared when I left this place...

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papasmellslikethis: (kids these days)

[personal profile] papasmellslikethis 2012-09-27 08:51 pm (UTC)(link)
Sometimes it's just best to let them work at their own pace, hmm? She doesn't look unhappy, at least.

[ Though, it's a little hard to tell... ]
papasmellslikethis: (can't argue with that)

[personal profile] papasmellslikethis 2012-10-02 11:15 pm (UTC)(link)
Some creatures express with their whole bodies. And I've heard Pokemon can talk to each other. So have one of your others ask her?


[[ ooc: no worries! c: it happens ]]

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grapecape: (so unfortunate)

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[personal profile] grapecape 2012-10-01 02:16 am (UTC)(link)
You're not the only one.

[Metapod on the feed! His...eyes....seem to be closed. Lazy, lazy metapod.]

Henry wasn't particularly motivated before his first evolution, but since then it's been difficult to help him grow even with the switch-in method.
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[personal profile] grapecape 2012-10-03 01:10 am (UTC)(link)
Mmmm. Do you know a psychic Pokemon that could ask him?

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