- Aug 20, 2007
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Well, Satomi has been around for at least four generations. She has a defined age, it just hasn't been explicitly stated yet, I think.Quite a bit happens in this chapter. I hope Prema's second attempt at the exorcism goes better than the first one. It'll certainly help that Satomi is going to accompany her for it, too. How old is she, exactly? I remember part of the story described her as being elderly, do feel free to correct me if I'm wrong.
Huh, and here I thought you were really going to like this part. I made sure to explain it right away and even detail the process she needs to enable it, and I didn't think it'd be that odd given Prema has already been shown to have powers, including empathic abilities she's used on Pokemon before.I do find it a little far fetched that Prema is able to talk to Taiyoko, though. Or is Taiyoko the only Pokemon she's able to talk to? Though who am I to talk, since I had my MC in my fic be able to understand Pokemon speech myself.
That said, it's certainly not easy for Prema to do so. It works on any Pokemon as long as she can focus, but it's implicitly limited. I haven't decided the boundaries just yet, it's probably going to be one language at a time at least, but she probably has room to grow. It's also exhausting for her; it's all but outright stated she's using her abilities to facilitate it and that it takes an incredible amount of focus. I add in a bit of lore as to how she basically does what certain Pokemon do to understand humans.
Contrast fic!Julia or the Healers who get mentioned, who just can without needing to do anything. It's not just something she can pull out on a whim, and indeed, not something that will come up too frequently in-universe. So it's balanced by limitation in a sense.
Probably in a similar way as to how she got her other Pokemon. It's said that Spritzee was her first Pokemon and Rowlet was her formal starter. Given Hisui is fiction here, it may have been a joke on someone's behalf. Or maybe it was because it has a regional form which is a thing! Either way, yeah, it was an exotic starter. And it's presently a Dartrix.BTW, it's nice to finally know what Yahata's species is (Decidueye or Dartrix? You mentioned a grass owl). I do wonder how she got her hands on an Alolan starter.