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As expected, Chapter 5 will be in Fine Park. We're about to set off when Meiko and Emilia show up. They're going to be covering the Pokmon Carnival, and their boss, TV producer Roger Clifford, is with them today. Apparently the girls have mentioned Tim and his detective skills to him. Talking to everyone in the shop reveals little, but Roger seems to be admired; he's even impressed the CEO of GNN. When we mention we're heading to Fine Park, Emilia and Meiko mention they covered the accident that closed it down. Tim asks if he can see the video, and they ask Roger, who says it's no problem, but they're a bit busy today, so it'll have to wait for tomorrow. We head to the park. It's raining out, and the park looks abandoned, but we soon meet an Alakazam. Pikachu asks him if he knows anything, and he says he'll call Pokmon who can help. He sends out a message psychically, and a Stufful, a Loudred, and a Trubbish come out of hiding. Alakazam still doesn't fully trust humans after the accident. Apparently a lot of the Pokmon that had been living there were taken away after the accident. He was at a different park, so he didn't see it, and when he got back, Charizard was already unconscious. Stufful runs away when we approach, so we talk to Loudred instead. He says Charizard was the one who went wild, but it still looked like it was having fun. Charizard was taken away afterward, so they can't talk to it. A Murkrow is of no help, as it didn't live around here and thought of amusement parks as too noisy to begin with--it was a bit noisier, but nothing out of the ordinary. Trubbish couldn't help, either--it moved in after the place was abandoned due to all of the trash. There's fresh Pokmon food out, though, which makes us wonder if someone's trying to help them out. I'm at a loss, though, since Stufful's still too afraid to talk to us and we seem to have examined everything else. Oh, no, wait, there's another section to this area. Smeargle looks so depressed that it's not even acknowledging us. That's enough to trigger a story advancement, though, and we surmise Charizard was affected by R. We can ask the Pokmon about the park and Charizard now. Alakazam says Charizard was normally full of energy, but it seemed limp and listless after the incident. Loudred says Charizard was excited to be the main Pokmon in the parade, and mentions being on announcement duty during the parade--though what Loudred really wants is to be on cannon duty at the Ferris Wheel some day, like another Loudred it looks up to. Trubbish's second-hand information says Charizard was really caring, too. Murkrow got into a fight with Charizard the day before the accident, because it tried to take some of the guests' shiny things and Charizard got mad at it. And we finally find out why Smeargle is so depressed--the busted-up painting was its work. We're tasked with fixing the mural, and Smeargle says it's a picture of everyone who was there before the accident. Charizard, Litten, 2 Skiploom and a Hoppip. Charizard was, of course, looked up to by everyone. Litten was a bit of a troublemaker, but friends with Charizard, and it still lives here, waiting for Charizard's return. The Hoppip and Skiploom left, though. Now we have to search for Litten. We find it in the burned-out donut shop. It confirms that, like the others, it had no memory of its rampage. Stufful finally trusts us enough to talk to us. She was in the parade, and she mentions Charizard's eyes turning red, just like Glalie's did, as well as there being a bunch of flashes of light. That's the third piece of testimony we need to prove it was R, along with the forgetting and the exhaustion. Alakazam reached the conclusion that Charizard was under the influence of an outside force, too, and says that "the other visitor" was probably here to investigate the same thing. Meaning, of course, Harry. Alakazam even refers to him as a man with a Pikachu.
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Alakazam then outright confirms it, saying Pikachu is the same Pikachu that came around a while back, and that he and Harry seemed pretty agitated. We ask all the other Pokmon, and they don't seem to know anything. Smeargle also had the full set of questions available, and mentioned that the mural was actually wrecked not by the rampaging Charizard himself, but by the other Pokmon stampeding out of fear from it. Oh, wait, I missed Trubbish! Trubbish remembers seeing Pikachu with Harry, and points us in the direction of Buneary, at the Ferris wheel in the back.The rain intensifies, and lightning strikes. The Ferris wheel seems gashed up, too, which doesn't fit with the reports of Charizard rampaging in the main square. Heliolisk is panicking, because that lightning strike trapped Buneary up near the top of the Ferris wheel. Apparently, ever since the incident, Buneary has gotten sad, so it goes up on the Ferris wheel to look out at the city, which Heliolisk runs for it using its electricity. Oh, it powers the machine that runs it, but the lightning likely shorted it out. Looking at the control room, a bunch of Joltik go scurrying off, and the wires are cut. We confirm that the Joltik are chewing on pieces of the wires. We talk to one and get a piece of the wire and a hint to the next one's location, and then we meet the cannon Loudred. Its voice fires the cannon. Checking the cannon reveals a Joltik inside, so Loudred fires it out. It points us down to the approach, where another got itself tangled up in the wire. It says the next one was avoiding the rain, so I head towards the helmet on the bench, but on the way, I get a Pika-prompt--and run into the next Joltik! It attached itself to Pikachu. We fix the Ferris wheel...for a few seconds. It's fried. Then Tim steals Pikachu's line, and we cut to Pikachu putting on the helmet in order to be fired out of the cannon up to Buneary. Oh, he's got a rope tied around him, so he can get himself and Buneary back down. They zipline down. And they find a locket, and Tim confirms that the woman in the picture is his mother, so Pikachu correctly surmises that the child is Tim. Tim's mother is also holding a baby in the photo; does Tim have a younger sibling we don't know about? And why did Buneary have the locket? Because Harry gave it to her. Harry and Pikachu asked Buneary about the accident and then were attacked by another person with a Skorupi. Pikachu fought off the Skorupi while Harry helped Buneary escape. He gave her the locket to give back to one of them when she saw them next, and this was the first she saw either of them. Pikachu suggests we head back for the day. As we leave, Mewtwo is looking on, and his internal monologue states, "Hmm. It seems Pikachu has indeed lost his memory. Nonetheless, he is continuing to keep his promise to me." Holiday is at the Baker Detective Agency when we return. We share what we've learned. Holiday says that the incidents have all been classified as accidents thus far because there didn't seem to be anything wrong with the Pokmon afterwards, and so we think that R leaves no trace. Oh, GNN is Chapter 6? That was short; only two posts long. The security guard who was at PCL in Chapter 3 is at GNN now. A Mimikyu has run off, and then we meet a guy with an Ekans. Ekans doesn't like how strong the AC is cranked up. We head off to the studio. 23rd floor. In Studio 1, Ethan Graham, president of GNN, is commending Mr. Clifford on his innovations, such as "Yanma cameras". Meiko heads off to get the videos, and Roger invites us on a tour of the studio. A cameraman says there are rumors that the staff will be switched up soon. Keith Norman is the assistant director, and he works with the Yanma. They're carrying cameras. Then an obnoxious lady named Olga comes in, asking about the location of her darling Purugly. A comedian named Max Warhol was dozing off at his desk, and mistakes Tim for a new member of the staff. His partner is a Chatot. Tim's never heard of him, which sends him into a funk. He also hosts the music show.
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And again.
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Maybe today, maybe not
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03/24/19 8:31:08 AM
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Probably going to need another bump after this, too, because tomorrow is a very busy day.
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Upsy go
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Guess we're just bumping this again
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Up, though later today is a probable continuation.
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This is very disorienting, but we finally find the sub control room. We meet Hiro Morgan and his partner Hoothoot. He teases Emilia about Tim being her boyfriend. Then we get tasked with shooting with the Yanma cameras. Pikachu's hamming it up as expected. Wait, I wasn't paying enough attention to know what to input here! Oh, I sort of have some freedom here. I just have to do it as I see fit. The first three movements seemed okay, so let's just change up this last bit. We rejoin Pikachu, and Olga shows up again. Mr. Graham ropes us into helping search for Purugly. Apparently it's wandered off before, though another staffer says that Olga is so unpleasant that if it was abducted, there'd be no shortage of suspects. Roger says he thought he saw it out in the hall, and it should still be on this floor. One of the Yanma says Purugly is really picky and tended to swat at the cameras with its tail when it inevitably saw something it disliked in the footage. Another cameraman says it doesn't get along with Max's Chatot and has staring contests with it. And the last being in the room, the second Yanma, gives us something concrete: out the right door. We walk two steps away from the screen and get sucked into a cutscene. Pikachu is entranced by music, and stumbles into a room where Carina Mitchell is playing violin along with her partner Kricketune. Pikachu's even more entranced by her appearance. Kricketune says Purugly stopped by and shoved it out of the way to take a nap on the sofa. Heh, when Kricketune's intro said "attractive middle-aged musician", I thought it was just referring to the mustache, but when Pikachu starts commenting on how gorgeous Carina is, Kricketune gets protective an says she's like a daughter to him. Carina's nervous about being in the spotlight--she's fine while playing, but talking to the cameras will be tough. Max and Chatot are in the next dressing room. Chatot says it might be in the next dressing room over, because it's Purugly's daily routine to "go around and make sure no young Pokmon stars get too full of themselves." Max adds something about Purugly's physical appearance that winds up in our testimony. Over in the sub control room, there's some static on the video. Oh, right, one of the cameramen was complaining about the camera going black! Hiro adds another bit of testimony about Purugly, namely its tendency to use its tail as a corset. We meet Mimikyu in the hallway, and it's hostile to Pikachu. Unfortunately, the next dressing room is Olga's, so the testimony we receive is our red herring. Next dressing room, we find Mimikyu again. It says at this rate, it'll lose to Magnemite. We probably passed it in the hall, he says. But Mimikyu doesn't even have a prompt for talking about Purugly. Next is a Mawile, which has nothing useful to say, and its human partner, who doesn't help us with our current goal but nevertheless saw something weird--this dressing room door would normally be locked when no humans are around so the Pokmon don't run off, but it wasn't. She says her Mawile's specialty is calligraphy. I seem to have made the full rounds, though. Maybe I need to go into case notes? Yeah, I can start using things. The first piece of testimony is to comment on its staring contests with Chatot, but for which Pokmon it might be involved with, the answer is Kricketune. However, the piece of information I'm looking for as to why isn't part of the available testimony--its routine of harassing the new stars. Maybe it isn't Kricketune? We need two pieces of testimony, and the only ones we have are Hiro's dream, Mimikyu passing Magnemite in the hall, and Kricketune's sensitivity to sounds--none of which seem relevant, and all of which are disparate enough that I can't see any pair of them both being relevant to the same thing. Huh, the bit about it stealing Kricketune's spot also prompts the next input. As does its vanity. But I'm clearly missing something.
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The thing is, there is a mystery that I feel like I can solve right now--the interference with the cameras. That's probably Magnemite's doing. But we can't even acknowledge that as a problem that needs dealing with.

Huh, even Olga's obvious red herring prompted the call for which Pokmon is related to its disappearance. Only the purple ears--the very first thing I tried--gets an immediate rejection. But none of it means anything. I'm left to wandering around and hoping that the Mimikyu/Magnemite thing made a new dialogue prompt appear on someone I talked to prior to witnessing it. It doesn't appear to have. ...Damnit! There'd been so few times that the magnifying glass even appeared in this chapter that I just assumed that I really had checked everything, because I've been running at just about everything hoping I could examine something. But I didn't. There's a black box in the should-have-been-locked dressing room with a warning: "Magnemite inside. Please do not open until filming begins." And we get some testimony affirming that Magnemite's powerful electromagnetic waves cause the equipment here to malfunction. That's what we needed. Except...the only thing that the actual testimony says is that Magnemite is in its cage. So we finally have two pieces of testimony for the third segment that actually seem to relate to the same thing, except they simply contradict each other rather than working together to build a case for something. Ah, if I use Kricketune's statement that it takes other Pokmon's spots as the base statement, that actually works--Magnemite wandered off because Purugly stole its spot; it's in the black box! Even by Purugly standards, it looks fat. So now we go directly to the sub-control room to tell Hiro about the escaped Magnemite. Pikachu gets the idea to use the Yanma cameras to track down Magnemite; they'll start showing static when they get close. We find it backstage. And that concludes our tour of GNN. Oh dear, Olga's part of the show, and her job is to be just as obnoxious as she is off-stage. Well, at least she's supportive of Carina, in her own way.

Or not. The crew says she was against Carina being on the show all the way. They also say Max had been down lately. Ah, Olga is a violinist as well. Talking to Max starts a cutscene between him and Olga. And we figure out one of Max's signals to Chatot for a specific voice mimicry. He leaves, too, and apparently triggering that cutscene was all we needed to be allowed to talk to Hiro. I talk to everyone else first, but they provide nothing we need. Carina's performance begins, and Pikachu is moved to tears. Hiro even says Pikachu's being too loud. Emilia goes to retrieve Olga and Max for the real deal, and Carina asks Hiro what she should do in the meantime. He tells her to put her violin backstage...oh dear. I noticed that conspicuous instrument case backstage, because if Ace Attorney taught me anything, it's that instrument cases are always relevant to the case. No one in this room has anything new to say and the curtain to backstage is closed, so I guess we have to leave? No, Pikachu won't let us. Oh, Hiro's still here. I thought everyone with a name had left. He says the next scene is where the assistant Pokmon gives Carina her violin, and Keith went to get the assistant Pokmon but he hasn't come back yet. That triggers a cutscene; Keith says he mixed up the dates of the schedule and the assistant won't make it. Hiro says he needs a replacement, and Mimikyu jumps around enthusiastically, only for Hiro to suggest that Pikachu do it, as he seems to love music. Pikachu's ecstatic, but this is going to be trouble. Then the two cameraYanma crash into each other, right above the violin, and the cameras fall and smash it. Okay, that wasn't quite what I expected to happen. Yanma did say the person it normally received orders from wasn't there, but... Yanma says it wasn't their fault. Both Yanma say they moved exactly as the staff told them to.
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The human crew confirms that those directions would've obviously caused a crash, but that they were indeed following the cue sheet. Camera 1's instructions were "shoot from above, shoot from the left, shoot from the right, move in". I notice that the second of these has a green arrow instead of the usual red ones. Another staffer has the script. Hiro suggests that Hoothoot's signal also could've been delayed. Interference with the sub-control room could mess things up. We're allowed to leave the studio now. Keith's right there with the cue sheet for Camera 2. Shoot from above, shoot from the right, move away, and follow. That shouldn't have caused problems, should it? Ah, no, wait, they're both trying to shoot from above at the start. He says the original cue sheet should be at the sub-control room, which is where we were headed anyway. Roger and Ethan are here, and suddenly Ethan doesn't seem so generous; he's angry that they have to pay for Carina's violin and says he told Roger to get rid of any useless staff members. Ah, that green one was to call attention to the issue; the original version of the Camera 1 instructions had Camera 1 moving out rather than shooting from the left as the second instruction. Looks like that's all we need--the disparity. Tim thinks that it's possible that the culprit was gunning for Carina directly, as if not for Keith's mistake necessitating a practice run with Tim there, Carina herself would've been in that spot for the accident. We beeline to her dressing room and explain what happened. She says that the violin is one-of-a-kind, a memento of her grandfather. There's a message on the inside of the back plate. Pikachu says that he helped Kricketune pick up the pieces of the violin, but saw no message on the back plate. And we examine the broken violin to confirm. This is a fake. The real goal was to steal the one-of-a-kind violin made by Carina's grandfather and then destroy the evidence that the switch had been made. Well, even if the target was the violin and not Carina herself, there's still no viable suspect other than Olga. Carina says she didn't notice the switch, but from the tone, she thinks the one she used for her performance was still the real one. Kricketune agrees, and it would know. It also said that the fake violin seemed softer than the real one. I start for the door, but get a Pika-prompt to figure out when the violin was swapped. I say that it was swapped out during preparations, but that's not right for this input--we're supposed to input that when Pikachu was carrying it, it was definitely already the fake. Then that the real one was still there during the performance, then that it's because of the tone, and...we don't have to explicitly say that it was swapped out during preparations; we're done with this prompt. We start investigating alibis. Hiro and the nameless staffers were all still in the studio, and Keith was on a lower floor searching for the assistant Pokmon. He says he ran into Emilia on the way back, who had just finished fetching Max and Olga. Pikachu prompts us to talk to Hiro again, and we learn that Max was in debt, giving him a motive for the theft. Emilia says she didn't actually see Max and Olga; they seemed busy, so...*facepalm* she just told them what she needed to through the door. Which in all likelihood means Olga has no alibi--what she actually heard was likely Max and Chatot. Chatot's Olga impression even tells people to "go away"--Emilia certainly can't be faulted for not confirming Olga's presence. We run into Mimikyu in the hall, and it says it was going around the dressing rooms while avoiding the staff, trying to promote itself. In the randos' dressing room, Ekans and Magnemite are having a stupid argument about which of their talents is better, and Tim says that's like comparing Leppa Berries to Oran Berries. Oi.
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There's another Pika-prompt, but it's just to tell me to look everywhere. Olga's dressing room is up next, and both she and Purugly agree that she was in the dressing room brushing Purugly. She says a staffer did come to get her, but then something odd happened. Pikachu seems to think she couldn't be the culprit. She said that afterwards, someone came and was beating on the door, but when she looked through the window, she didn't see anything. Next stop, sub-control room; we don't even have to speak to any of them to get them all alibied out. And we finish at Max's dressing room. We get another "Tim, be sure to remember what people told us" rather than "Hm...now that I think about it, this person couldn't be the culprit" after talking to Max and learning that, like Olga, he didn't actually see Emilia, only heard her. Chatot says it was watching TV, and it was excited because Max told it he'd give it its snack early. It also says that in addition to Emilia, a Pokmon stopped by. And rammed into the door, same as what happened with Olga. Chatot cried out in surprise, and the Pokmon ran off. We try Chatot's signals. Snapping Tim's fingers makes Chatot imitate Mr. Graham; whistling makes it imitate Hiro; adjusting his collar does nothing, and stamping his foot, as seen before, provokes the Olga impersonation. Pikachu figures the two doorbangings are related. Talking to Carina suggests that Olga also has motive, as she'd previously asked about acquiring the violin, and also makes another checkmark. Pikachu is confused; all suspects have alibis. Allegedly. We get a prompt after leaving the room and say there was a faked alibi. ...Damnit it is Max. I'll bet you anything that knocking on the door to the dressing room is the cue for Chatot to imitate Max himself. Pikachu says that the four people that were out and about--Max, Olga, Keith, and Emilia--are the only four possibilities. Tim questions this last one, and Pikachu says he knows how Tim feels, but a detective must remain objective. He also suggests talking to Mimikyu again. ...Uh, where's Mimikyu? Ah, it's in the studio. And, hmm, it confirms that when it knocked on Max's door, it heard Olga's voice. So no, the knocking was interpreted as the cue for the Olga impersonation. Pikachu gets his bolt of brilliance and scares the staffer in the sub-control room off his chair, and is about to declare the culprit when Mimikyu pushes the wheeled cart he's standing on away and takes over the stage. Ah, but Emilia didn't knock once loudly the way Mimikyu did; she knocked three times. That's a separate cue. It's Max. We've got him. Olga says she's never seen a message, and Tim and Carina reveal that it's something only Carina would know, because it was on the inside and she saw it being made. We accuse Max of knowing where the real one is, and he says he was in his dressing room the whole time. We say it was Chatot in there, and knock on a table three times, at which point Chatot says "Gotcha! I'll be right out!" in Max's voice. Emilia confirms that's exactly what she heard. And Chatot says "Admit it! Admit it!" like it did before. Then it adds "You have to admit it!" a couple of times. He wasn't sure the show would be picked up again, and he needed it to pay off his debts. Roger says that wouldn't have been a concern, but now he has to call the police. Then Meiko comes back with the tapes.
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Charizard is leading the parade, carrying Buneary. Prinplup and Stufful are also marching, as are Ivysaur and Meganium; Hoppip and Skiploom are flying along, carrying balloons. Then Charizard keels over like it's in pain, and when it gets back up, its eyes are red. It scares the people off, attacks Meganium, and then flies into the air and starts spouting off its Flamethrower. Wait, no, the balloon Pikachu was talking about was in Charizard's hands! We replay the video, and it was carrying a balloon, and right before it keeled over, the balloon popped. The R was probably in the balloon. Slowing it down shows a needle popping the balloon...and rewinding it further, we see a Skorupi! Of course! We learned about the person with the Skorupi from Buneary, and they'd certainly know Pin Missile, which I figured was the most likely attack to have been used. But the man with the Skorupi...Emilia thinks it almost looks like it could be Keith! Tim asks if Keith was working with them then, and she says no, not with them; Meiko says she doesn't think he was even working for GNN back then. Oh hell no. There were two separate culprits! Max stole the violin, but he wasn't the one who changed the cue cards--Keith did that, and Carina's violin, had it actually been there instead of Max's fake, was merely to be collateral damage. The fact that Carina was supposed to be there would simply further obscure the motive--Tim and Pikachu were the target, because the one who orchestrated the Yanma crash was the one person who knew that they'd be in position for it--the one who "messed up" the scheduling for the assistant Pokmon! Roger confirms that Keith only joined six months ago. They're definitely convinced it's him, even only seeing him from behind--though as I just noted, when you consider that it was Keith's "blunder" that put Tim and Pikachu in place for the accident, it's quite plausible. Pikachu has come to the same conclusion I did, and notes that it was Keith who told Tim where to stand while Pikachu was bringing out the violin. Tim wonders if Keith an Max were working together. Pikachu says they can't rule it out. I don't think it's the case--there's no real reason that the violin switch and the camera crash need to be related. It's confirmed that Keith has left the studio, and the music is more intense now. We see Keith in the hall, running. The elevator's going up? He's heading to the roof, not to the main entrance. Why? He's got an aerial exit plan? Skorupi is to keep us busy. It uses Poison Sting. Help is on its way, Keith says...it's a Noivern! I initially press the button much too early. On the second try, I save Pikachu, and something comes out...some sort of device. Or was it the locket? It changed colors...it's more than it appears. End of chapter.
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Maybe tomorrow? Or maybe not.
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Nope.
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Oh shit I've been forgetting to bump this
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Been working every day this week, but I'll be off for two weeks straight after this.
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Yeah, could be as soon as tomorrow
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Chapter 7 is at Ryme Wharf. Flashback to the accident, and confirmation that Mewtwo was there. Looking around the apartment reveals a "Detective Journal" monthly magazine. The locket turns out to be a camera. There are pictures of R, and a building that Detective Baker identifies as Ryme Wharf. Tim wants to investigate, and Pikachu expects Baker to say it's too dangerous, but he just asks that they take his partner Accelgor with them to keep them safe. Accelgor runs off due to its shyness, which is bad because it has most of the photos. It's not far, though. We see the photos of the warehouse, Keith with a broad-shouldered henchman, the inside of the warehouse, a scientist, and R. A man tells us that Warehouse Districts A and B are for storing machinery, and that he recognized the pair in the photo from a couple of months ago. Another says A and C are for food, and recognizes the henchman, saying he comes from either A or B, because he comes from the south. We get a prompt unlocking a new set of questioning, about the containers. Machamp says he helped the man move his containers, but he dropped one and the contents were stinky. The first man tells us that blue containers--which the second man said the blond man worked with--are for food. Based on everything we have, I think we need to go to area A! I feel like we're ready to solve the next puzzle, but it seems we need more pieces of testimony than we even have at the moment. Rattata gives us the last piece, because that's the only one we haven't talked to. We have to double case notes to solve this. Then comes a lengthy infiltration sequence. I miss the second prompt the first time, then fail to expect that there'd be a third prompt right after the second and end up going way too early because I was mashing through. The blonde man from the photo is there, and the captions identify him as factory manager Alexander Wilde. We get confirmation that their boss is Keith Norman. There's a first-day worker, so we get to hear an explanation of what they make here: health food. Thus the stink. Also, a warning never to hit a certain switch, as it reverses the conveyor belt. That's probably a thing we'll have to do. And never, ever go near a certain door, where there's supposedly a scientist. It's all top secret and should be avoided. A Spinarak scares Pikachu; it also snuck in, looking for a snack. It might help us if we get it one. The front door guards say they're incubating something in the scientist's room. There's something that they give a treat to, though; says it warms their heart. Maybe it's this Pansage we just met that's doing laundry? Heh, he's the partner of Simon, the scientist. Pansage says Simon hasn't been enjoying his work since he came here, and hasn't been allowed outside in months, though Pansage can come and go as he pleases. And confirms something about "cells". Tim concludes that Simon must have been Dr. Waals's assistant, the only other one who could incubate Mewtwo's cells. Pansage confirms my theory about being the one the workers were talking about; says that the factory manager is scary but everyone else is really nice. We need help from the Pokmon. Pansage will cause a distraction, Accelgor will flip the switch, and Spinarak will sneak us down to the first floor. Simon Yen is working with the Mewtwo cells. We're about to explain how we know about that when Wilde comes in, but we manage to stay hidden. Wilde says this is the last shipment. We get information on R, as well as learning that Harry infiltrated a couple months back and stole some of the R, and Simon gives us the key to the storage room. We also grab Spinarak its snack, allowing us to return to the second floor. We then solve a Strength puzzle and proceed to the storage area.
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TsunamiXXVIII
04/18/19 1:08:52 PM
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Bumps
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TsunamiXXVIII
04/20/19 8:30:17 PM
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Up
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TsunamiXXVIII
04/22/19 12:58:08 PM
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Up
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TsunamiXXVIII
04/27/19 8:13:39 PM
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Yeah I guess now's a good time to bump. Noticed that there's a larger buffer than there had been.
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TsunamiXXVIII
04/30/19 11:16:23 PM
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End of month bump
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TsunamiXXVIII
05/02/19 8:58:50 PM
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Bump?
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TsunamiXXVIII
05/05/19 5:56:56 PM
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Bump.
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TsunamiXXVIII
05/09/19 8:05:06 PM
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I really ought to get back to this.
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TsunamiXXVIII
05/13/19 8:05:15 PM
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Soon enough.
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TsunamiXXVIII
05/17/19 8:34:01 PM
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Soon enough.
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TsunamiXXVIII
05/21/19 11:58:29 AM
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Or not.
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