Rai, can you give us tips to handle Pokemon with scythe-like arms?
Ok so first off, never grab their arms without warning, that can startle them easily and they don't exactly turn off the sharpness.
You can actually invest in gloves that are made out of a cut resistant material to you can handle them with less worry.
If you do need to handle their blades for long periods of time, stand on the outside of their arm to reduce the risk of them accidentally cutting you.
Of course if your partner truly trusts you and you trust them, they won't intentionally try and hurt you, so they will also be aware of you, but be sure to never try and surprise them too badly, scared pokemon can be the most dangerous.
I was playing a 3D Pokemon game - something that was a mix of Legends Arceus, Snap, and Ranger. The player had a Pikachu partner.
We reached a new area and suddenly credits started to play over a cutscene revealing this to be the new DLC expansion chapter for the game. It starts with the player & partner Pikachu in this mysterious forest There a bunch of fully evolved mostly Gen IV pokemon like Tangrowth & Lickylicky. It’s all very pretty. Supposedly Arceus lives here. But there is also a mysterious fog over the forest and this is apparently the source of the game’s resident evil (which felt a bit like either the Bittercold or time-stopped areas from Mystery Dungeon).
But then cue the flashbacks: The Partner Pikachu’s backstory.
At the start of the game, the player had met the Pikachu at a parking lot when they arrived in the region. But they were not the Pikachu’s first partner. The then-Pichu was from this forest and when the resident evil appeared it fled to find help and found the protagonist of the second Ranger game (in that same parking lot)... except he was actually on his way out of the region due to a transfer. But don’t worry little Pichu, a new ranger will be coming to replace him soon!
Cue the montage of several replacement rangers (so many transfers) that the Pichu tried to partner up with unsuccessfully. They were all either too busy or not paying attention to this Pichu.
Completely in despair, Pichu then meets the Protagonist in the parking lot.
The Protagonist however is not a ranger or even a trainer - they’re a photographer attached to a research team...
#pokemon #fortune's weird dreams #I WAS CRYING FOR THAT PICHU IN MY DREAM! #Just the way it kept getting dismissed by the rangers T_T #but also I want to play this game #and also also why a parking lot xD #there was a van and everything #it was not clear in the dream if the protagonist met the pikachu as a pikachu or pichu but this also potentially means #that the pichu evolved because of their bond T_T
thinking about the zoroark age thing, i kinda wonder what ingo's plan would've been if emmet and elesa hadn't found out (i know, he was operating on panic mode but STILL, what if). Like if the human body dies a normal old-age death and he the zoroark leaves the body to live a Pokemon life as emmet and elesa mourn. (I kinda wonder how many other zoroarks out there whose human hosts expire and now they are just normal Pokemon who can be caught. Do they immediately find a new human body to continue hiding?) Would he have really left for good or would he have lurked around trying to be surreptitious and haunt his two closest bonds to try to make their lives easier while not letting on he was actually ingo? Would he just have tried to leave everything behind and be another ingo (or maybe a nameless zoroark) without family? Would he just have let himself be caught by them and pretended to be a normal Pokemon or something?
anon I want you to understand that Ingo absolutely does not have a plan for that. He is not thinking about it at all. That's years and years away!!! He'll just... worry about it later. It'll be fine. It'll all work out somehow. No need to worry!
Although this does give me a chance to mention something I haven't talked about before, which is... the re-possessors. Most Zoroark live out their human lives and then live out a second life as a Zoroark. But some... some miss being human too much. Some will literally body snatch- usually an adult human. Usually someone who it would be easy to make disappear and invent a new life for them.
So. If you ever catch flashes of red and white out of the corner of your eye, like you're being followed by something... please head post-haste to the nearest large populated area. Then get as far, far away as you can. Otherwise before you know it, you might not be you anymore.
#asks #zoroark possession au #the amount that actually do this is relatively small. but they do sometimes do this. #and yes there's at least one living in Nimbasa and yes. Ingo knows about it. #they straight up bodysnatched a Pokemon Ranger living in Sinnoh and moved to Unova to shed any bothersome connections they might have #(ingo himself would not do this though)
#315. Shiny palletes for every Pokémon (except Charmeleon and Wobbuffet) exist in the data of Pokémon Ranger despite the fact that Shiny Pokémon aren’t available nor referenced to at all in the final game. (X)
Sometimes they just like holding hands :> They get pretty affectionate after a while of knowing each other.
Haven’t posted an art in a hot minute due to essays and art block but I’m getting this out bc I felt fluffy one day and let my brain go wild with ideas dhfgasdjh Even if this is dialogueless, I still kinda like how it turned out,, hdgfhjksa
Kamu and Emmet often encounter each other in the Subway, primarily because Kamu uses it often for easy transport between towns to work and survey. So she often encounters Emmet on her way to her stop and he’d guide her over as well so they’d get a chance to talk before they both continue working for the day!
What is the funniest and or cutest thing you've seen as a ranger?
Honestly there's so many things to choose from.
Getting to see all of the Pokémon hatching is always so amazing, watching little babies learn how to fight and wrestle for their food.
It always makes me happy when little Pokémon trust me or other rangers and decide to help us with little chores like picking up trash, sometimes bug types will use string shot to help us repair snapped trees.
The cutest/funniest thing to me had to be a little Starly who was defending this Oran Berry that was unusually large, and it was just sitting there and yelling at anyone who passed by, like "STAYYYYY AWAYYYYYYYY" it was pretty cute, but I quickly tricked the little guy into looking away and snatched the berry, relocating it and him to a safer spot where he could enjoy it.
There's also a little nest of Kricketot and Kricketune who love to mess with wandering trainers by using their musical skills to recreate the sound of Beedrill Buzzing, usually scares trainers, but its never anything too serious.
What was the most difficult thing you had to do as a ranger?
(TW: Death and Animal Abuse)
Oh wow. These topics are never easy to discuss, but it is the reality of our job.
Sometimes there are wild Pokémon that don't survive or have a chance of surviving so we will take them to Pokémon centers to have them humanely put down.
It's much better than letting them suffer with no chance of life, because when there is a chance, we try so hard to help them.
I remember once a small trip to Hoenn turned into dark day because of terrible trainers.
Kabuto are pretty harmless and friendly if you take the time to know them, as well they are pretty much helpless if they are on their back, and if dehydrated they can become a bit easier to injure.
Well some teens thought their sick idea of fun was to find some local Kabuto and turn them over in the hot sun.
Well they just sat there and laughed, some were throwing rocks and stuff at them, while others tried burring them a bit.
Well unfortunately the sun was too hot for some, so they just stopped moving, and the teens found it funny, and one of them thought it was so funny that he decided to jump on one...…
Unfortunately I wasn't on duty at the time since I was just visiting and got there a little to late to help the ones who were lost, but I called it in immediately, and I had Bliss with me so those Trainers weren't going anywhere.
We did manage to get the few who were still alive proper health, and the few who didn't make it we made sure that their bodies were respectfully laid to rest.
(sorry this one is kinda dark, turns out that this is a thing that people, mostly teens, do to real life Kabuto, aka Horseshoe Crabs. When I heard about this I almost threw up, and it makes me upset, so I felt like that would be one of Rai's most difficult moments. Please be nice to Pokémon and Animals.)