...Oh, yes, orders. After all, I'm with Team Meteor...And, sorry to say, my current order is to eliminate you. So... don't take it personally or anything, all right?

Taka Alcantara is one of the admins of Team Meteor, as well as the son of Solaris.

Taka is an oddly friendly Team Meteor admin who doesn't seem to take their goals so seriously, even giving the player information on how to beat them. He talks very casually for someone of his rank and has a quite a humorous side. Despite being part of Team Meteor, Taka is one of the nicest characters in the game and doesn't mind failing at his missions (although he does worry about the consequences).

In the game[edit | edit source]

Taka is first met at Malchous Forest, where he laments the damage caused by the PULSE Machine. He elaborates on the PULSE project and how it affects the Pokémon it is used on, and claims he'd like to set the Tangrowth free, but that his orders prevent him from doing so. Since these orders also include eliminating the player, Taka then challenges the player to a battle. After winning, he suggests the player pay a visit to the Beryl Ward PULSE.

On the way through the Beryl Ward, the player is trapped in a Nuzlocke cage. If the player refuses to beg Fern to open the cage, a Chatot will open the cage after a minute of waiting. It is heavily implied that this is Taka's Chatot. At the Beryl Ward, the player encounters Taka a second time, along with ZEL and a mysterious agent. He acts far more calm about the player's interference than his comrades, and happily admits to inviting them there. After Heather interrupts their meeting, the mysterious agent commands Taka to team up with ZEL against the player. Upon defeat, Taka decides to escape, inviting ZEL to follow.

Taka is met a third time on Azurine Island with the PULSE-Camerupt and Cain as a hostage. He explains Team Meteor's plans with the PULSE-Camerupt to the player and then challenges them to a battle. After losing to the player, he lets Cain and the player leave and retreats to Pyrous Mountain with the PULSE-Camerupt. This is where the player encounters Taka for the third time with Solaris and Cal, and it is revealed that Solaris is Taka's father. After Cal destroys the PULSE-Camerupt, Taka retreats with the rest of Team Meteor.

TangrowthPULSEFront.png
Spoiler warning!
This article contains plot details about events that occur later in the game.

Taka is encountered a fourth time when the player teams up with Titania in the Water Treatment Center. He subtly helps the player and Titania throughout the whole level and assures Titania that Amaria is safe. Titania quickly guesses that Taka has no intention of stopping them, which Taka confirms. After Titania confirms Amaria's condition and takes back the Sapphire Bracelets from Taka, he asks the player to battle him to make it look like he tried so he can uphold his facade. When Titania challenges his attitude, Taka explains that he wants to quit Team Meteor, but that he feels the bloodline he shares with Solaris will not allow it. He states that the only reason he’s a part of Team Meteor is due to his father, and that he doesn't really agree with what they're doing. After Titania refuses, Taka begs the player to show him mercy. The player then has the choice to battle Taka or not.

Split.png Plot Split!

If you choose to battle Taka in the Water Treatment Center, it will lead you to the Zekrom Route.

If you choose not to battle Taka in the Water Treatment Center, it will lead you to the Reshiram Route.

Zekrom Route[edit | edit source]

If the player chooses to battle Taka in the Water Treatment Center, a relieved Taka will thank you after you defeat him and wish you good luck.

He will be absent from the Tourmaline desert and will not appear again until the Battle of Agate, just before your fight with Solaris. After the player defeats Solaris, Sirius mocks him for being incompetent and compares him to Taka. Taka then steps up and rescues Ciel and Samson, openly betraying Team Meteor. He is last seen running off with Sirius chasing after him.

Reshiram Route[edit | edit source]

If the player chooses not to battle Taka in the Water Treatment Center, he laments the player's decision and leaves the Water Treatment Center in a depressed mood.

Later, when the player reaches the Tourmaline Desert, Taka is encountered a fifth time at the train station, where he challenges the player to another battle, claiming not to have a choice anymore. After losing, he concludes he can no longer go back to Team Meteor and expresses his admiration of the player. He then asks if he can follow the player in the desert. If answered No, Taka will leave the player to explore the desert alone; this action changes the Reshiram to the Zekrom route, which means Taka will not die and appear in Agate City. If you allow him to tag with you, he will be your multi-battle partner throughout the desert, including the Sugiline Cave and Ruins, the Teknite Cave and Ridge, and the Mirage Tower. He will not leave the player until entering the Train Town part of the scrapyard, when he and the player meet Europa. Taka expresses joy at the prospect of staying in Train Town and is given his own apartment train by Europa. He lies down trying to take a nap and asks the player to stay.

Taka is encountered a sixth time when the player climbs Titania's castle tower after having been ambushed by Lin. He tells the player that he is glad to see them and implores them to believe him that he did not want any of this to happen. He then vanishes, claiming that he will find a way to help the player. After reaching the cave part of Titania's gym and battling a Reshiram statue, Lin ambushes the player in a knight's armor and Titania stabs her from behind. It is then revealed that Titania mistakenly stabbed Taka instead of Lin, who then appears to mock Titania and the player even further. After Titania stabs Lin in a second attempt, the player can interact with Taka, who mutters a resigned "this is fine" before dying. Titania, who is haunted by her action, vows to take care of Taka's body after her gym fight with the player.

When the player is trapped in Guardevoir's void, Taka can be seen in a scene with Luna and their parents, Solaris and Elias. If the player defeated Solaris' Garchomp on Pyrous Mountain, Taka appears before the player, seemingly fading in and out of existence. He expresses his wish to be more like the player and implores them not to forget him. He then vanishes.

Pokémon[edit | edit source]

First Battle[edit | edit source]

Taka is battled on a Forest Field and he has one Super Potion.

TrainerTaka.png
Meteor Admin
Taka
Malchous Forest
Reward:
PokémonDollar.png400
Ballfull.pngBallfull.pngBallfull.pngBallempty.pngBallempty.pngBallempty.png
Exeggute
Types:
Grass Psychic
Ability:
Harvest
Nature:
Random
Held item:
None
Exeggute Lv.22
Poison Powder
Poison Status
  --  
   
Leech Seed
Grass Status
  --  
   
Barrage
Normal Physical
  --  
   
Bullet Seed
Grass Physical
  --  
   
HP Atk Def SpA SpD Spe IVs
0 0 0 0 0 0 10
Chatot
Types:
Normal Flying
Ability:
Keen Eye
Nature:
Random
Held item:
None
Chatot Lv.25
Sing
Normal Status
  --  
   
Nasty Plot
Dark Status
  --  
   
Chatter
Flying Special
  --  
   
Taunt
Dark Status
  --  
   
HP Atk Def SpA SpD Spe IVs
0 0 0 0 0 0 5
Tangrowth
Types:
Grass Poison
Ability:
Filter
Nature:
Calm
Held item:
Bag Oran Berry Sprite.png Oran Berry
Tangrowth Lv.24
Growth
Normal Status
  --  
   
Vine Whip
Grass Physical
  --  
   
Acid Spray
Poison Special
  --  
   
Mega Drain
Grass Special
  --  
   
HP Atk Def SpA SpD Spe IVs
0 0 0 0 0 0 7



Double Battle with ZEL[edit | edit source]

Taka and ZEL are battled on a Forest Field in a Double Battle format and they have one Super Potion.

Takazel.png
Meteor Admins
Taka and ZEL
Beryl Ward
Reward:
PokémonDollar.png2600
Ballfull.pngBallfull.pngBallfull.pngBallfull.pngBallfull.pngBallfull.png
Glaceon
Type
Ice Unknown
Ability:
Ice Body
Nature:
Modest
Held item:
None
Glaceon Lv.24
Ice Fang
Ice Physical
  --  
   
Icy Wind
Ice Special
  --  
   
Quick Attack
Normal Physical
  --  
   
Bite
Dark Physical
  --  
   
HP Atk Def SpA SpD Spe IVs
0 0 0 0 0 0 5
Exeggute
Types:
Grass Psychic
Ability:
Harvest
Nature:
Random
Held item:
None
Exeggute Lv.22
Poison Powder
Poison Status
  --  
   
Leech Seed
Grass Status
  --  
   
Barrage
Normal Physical
  --  
   
Bullet Seed
Grass Physical
  --  
   
HP Atk Def SpA SpD Spe IVs
0 0 0 0 0 0 10
Espeon
Type
Psychic Unknown
Ability:
Magic Bounce
Nature:
Modest
Held item:
None
Espeon Lv.24
Swift
Normal Special
  --  
   
Psybeam
Psychic Special
  --  
   
Quick Attack
Normal Physical
  --  
   
Future Sight
Psychic Special
  --  
   
HP Atk Def SpA SpD Spe IVs
0 0 0 0 0 0 5
Chatot
Types:
Normal Flying
Ability:
Keen Eye
Nature:
Random
Held item:
None
Chatot Lv.26
Sing
Normal Status
  --  
   
Nasty Plot
Dark Status
  --  
   
Chatter
Flying Special
  --  
   
Taunt
Dark Status
  --  
   
HP Atk Def SpA SpD Spe IVs
0 0 0 0 0 0 5
Umbreon
Type
Dark Unknown
Ability:
Synchronize
Nature:
Careful
Held item:
None
Umbreon Lv.25
Sand Attack
Ground Status
  --  
   
Feint Attack
Dark Physical
  --  
   
Quick Attack
Normal Physical
  --  
   
Confuse Ray
Ghost Status
  --  
   
HP Atk Def SpA SpD Spe IVs
0 0 0 0 0 0 20
Tangrowth
Types:
Grass Poison
Ability:
Filter
Nature:
Calm
Held item:
None
Tangrowth Lv.25
Growth
Normal Status
  --  
   
Vine Whip
Grass Physical
  --  
   
Acid Spray
Poison Special
  --  
   
Mega Drain
Grass Special
  --  
   
HP Atk Def SpA SpD Spe IVs
0 0 0 0 0 0 31



Second Battle[edit | edit source]

Taka is fought on a Factory Field a Single Battle format and he has two Hyper Potions.

TrainerTaka.png
Meteor Admin
Taka
Azurine Island
Reward:
PokémonDollar.png1440
Ballfull.pngBallfull.pngBallfull.pngBallfull.pngBallempty.pngBallempty.png
Klefki
Types:
Steel Fairy
Ability:
Prankster
Nature:
Bold
Held item:
None
Klefki Lv.42
Spikes
Ground Status
  --  
   
Mirror Shot
Steel Special
  --  
   
Draining Kiss
Fairy Special
  --  
   
Foul Play
Dark Physical
  --  
   
HP Atk Def SpA SpD Spe IVs
0 0 0 0 0 0 10
Exeggutor
Types:
Grass Dragon
Ability:
Harvest
Nature:
Adamant
Held item:
Bag Sitrus Berry Sprite.png Sitrus Berry
Exeggutor Lv.42
Dragon Hammer
Dragon Physical
  --  
   
Wood Hammer
Grass Physical
  --  
   
Hypnosis
Psychic Status
  --  
   
Nature Power
Normal Status
  --  
   
HP Atk Def SpA SpD Spe IVs
0 0 0 0 0 0 10
Gligar
Types:
Ground Flying
Ability:
Sand Veil
Nature:
Adamant
Held item:
None
Gligar Lv.43
U-Turn
Bug Physical
  --  
   
Acrobatics
Flying Physical
  --  
   
Night Slash
Dark Physical
  --  
   
Roost
Flying Physical
  --  
   
HP Atk Def SpA SpD Spe IVs
0 0 0 0 0 0 20
Chatot
Types:
Normal Flying
Ability:
Keen Eye
Nature:
Timid
Held item:
Bag Sitrus Berry Sprite.png Sitrus Berry
Chatot Lv.45
Heat Wave
Fire Special
  --  
   
Nasty Plot
Dark Status
  --  
   
Chatter
Flying Special
  --  
   
Roost
Flying Status
  --  
   
HP Atk Def SpA SpD Spe IVs
0 0 0 0 0 0 31



Third Battle (optional)[edit | edit source]

Taka is fought on a Factory Field a Single Battle format.

You have the choice to battle Taka or not.

TrainerTaka.png
Meteor Admin
Taka
Water Treatment Center
Reward:
PokémonDollar.png???
Ballfull.pngBallfull.pngBallfull.pngBallfull.pngBallfull.pngBallfull.png
Klefki
Types:
Steel Fairy
Ability:
Prankster
Nature:
Bold
Held item:
Bag Leftovers Sprite.png Leftovers
Klefki Lv.69
Spikes
Normal Status
  --  
   
Thunder Wave
Electric Status
  --  
   
Light Screen
Psychic Status
  --  
   
Foul Play
Dark Physical
  --  
   
HP Atk Def SpA SpD Spe IVs
252 0 252 0 4 0 31
Exeggutor
Types:
Grass Dragon
Ability:
Harvest
Nature:
Brave
Held item:
Bag Sitrus Berry Sprite.png Sitrus Berry
Exeggutor Lv.71
Trick Room
Psychic Status
  --  
   
Dragon Hammer
Dragon Physical
  --  
   
Stomping Tantrum
Ground Physical
  --  
   
Seed Bomb
Grass Physical
  --  
   
HP Atk Def SpA SpD Spe IVs
252 0 252 4 0 0 31
Komala
Type
Normal Unknown
Ability:
Comatose
Nature:
Sassy
Held item:
Bag Leftovers Sprite.png Leftovers
Komala Lv.69ShinyStar.png
Wish
Normal Status
  --  
   
Return
Normal Physical
  --  
   
Sucker Punch
Dark Physical
  --  
   
Bulk Up
Fighting Status
  --  
   
HP Atk Def SpA SpD Spe IVs
248 0 8 0 252 0 31
Gliscor
Types:
Ground Flying
Ability:
Poison Heal
Nature:
Brave
Held item:
Bag Toxic Orb Sprite.png Toxic Orb
Gliscor Lv.71
Protect
Normal Status
  --  
   
Earthquake
Ground Physical
  --  
   
Acrobatics
Flying Physical
  --  
   
Roost
Flying Status
  --  
   
HP Atk Def SpA SpD Spe IVs
252 0 4 0 252 0 31
Minior
Types:
Rock Flying
Ability:
Shields Down
Nature:
Naive
Held item:
Bag White Herb Sprite.png White Herb
Minior Lv.69
Shell Smash
Normal Status
  --  
   
Acrobatics
Flying Physical
  --  
   
Power Gem
Rock Special
  --  
   
Earthquake
Ground Physical
  --  
   
HP Atk Def SpA SpD Spe IVs
0 252 0 148 0 108 31
Chatot
Types:
Normal Flying
Ability:
Keen Eye
Nature:
Timid
Held item:
Bag Synthetic Seed Sprite.png Synthetic Seed
Chatot Lv.73
Heat Wave
Fire Special
  --  
   
Nasty Plot
Dark Status
  --  
   
Hyper Voice
Normal Special
  --  
   
Roost
Flying Status
  --  
   
HP Atk Def SpA SpD Spe IVs
4 0 0 252 0 0 31



Fourth Battle (optional)[edit | edit source]

Taka is fought on a Desert Field a Single Battle format and he has two Ultra Potions.

The battle is only available if you didn't battle Taka in the Water Treatment Center.

TrainerTaka.png
Meteor Admin
Taka
Tourmaline Desert
Reward:
PokémonDollar.png6640
Ballfull.pngBallfull.pngBallfull.pngBallfull.pngBallfull.pngBallfull.png
Klefki
Types:
Steel Fairy
Ability:
Prankster
Nature:
Bold
Held item:
Bag Leftovers Sprite.png Leftovers
Klefki Lv.76
Substitute
Normal Status
  --  
   
Thunder Wave
Electric Status
  --  
   
Swagger
Normal Status
  --  
   
Foul Play
Dark Physical
  --  
   
HP Atk Def SpA SpD Spe IVs
252 0 252 0 4 0 31
Gliscor
Types:
Ground Flying
Ability:
Poison Heal
Nature:
Adamant
Held item:
Bag Toxic Orb Sprite.png Toxic Orb
Gliscor Lv.78
Stealth Rock
Rock Status
  --  
   
Earthquake
Ground Physical
  --  
   
U-Turn
Bug Physical
  --  
   
Roost
Flying Status
  --  
   
HP Atk Def SpA SpD Spe IVs
252 0 4 0 252 0 31
Exeggutor
Types:
Grass Dragon
Ability:
Harvest
Nature:
Adamant
Held item:
Bag Telluric Seed Sprite.png Telluric Seed
Exeggutor Lv.77
Nature Power
Normal Status
  --  
   
Dragon Hammer
Dragon Physical
  --  
   
Earthquake
Ground Physical
  --  
   
Wood Hammer
Grass Physical
  --  
   
HP Atk Def SpA SpD Spe IVs
252 0 252 4 0 0 31
Komala
Type
Normal Unknown
Ability:
Comatose
Nature:
Careful
Held item:
Bag Leftovers Sprite.png Leftovers
Komala Lv.77ShinyStar.png
Wish
Normal Status
  --  
   
Return
Normal Physical
  --  
   
Knock Off
Dark Physical
  --  
   
Bulk Up
Fighting Status
  --  
   
HP Atk Def SpA SpD Spe IVs
228 8 0 0 252 0 31
Minior
Types:
Rock Flying
Ability:
Shields Down
Nature:
Adamant
Held item:
Bag White Herb Sprite.png White Herb
Minior Lv.78
Shell Smash
Normal Status
  --  
   
Acrobatics
Flying Physical
  --  
   
Rock Slide
Rock Physical
  --  
   
Earthquake
Ground Physical
  --  
   
HP Atk Def SpA SpD Spe IVs
4 252 0 0 0 252 31
Chatot
Types:
Normal Flying
Ability:
Keen Eye
Nature:
Timid
Held item:
Bag Normalium Z Sprite.png Normalium Z
Chatot Lv.83
Heat Wave
Fire Special
  --  
   
Nasty Plot
Dark Status
  --  
   
Boomburst
Normal Special
  --  
   
Encore
Normal Status
  --  
   
HP Atk Def SpA SpD Spe IVs
4 0 0 252 0 252 31



Tourmaline Desert Team (optional)[edit | edit source]

After defeating him in a battle, Taka asks the player to go with them while first travelling through the Tourmaline Desert. He will use this team if the player accepts.

TrainerTaka.png
Vagrant
Taka
Tourmaline Desert
Reward:
PokémonDollar.pngN/A
Ballfull.pngBallfull.pngBallfull.pngBallfull.pngBallfull.pngBallfull.png
Chatot
Types:
Normal Flying
Ability:
Keen Eye
Nature:
Timid
Held item:
None
Chatot Lv.83
Heat Wave
Fire Special
  --  
   
Nasty Plot
Dark Status
  --  
   
Hyper Voice
Normal Special
  --  
   
Encore
Normal Status
  --  
   
HP Atk Def SpA SpD Spe IVs
4 0 0 252 0 252 31
Exeggutor
Types:
Grass Dragon
Ability:
Harvest
Nature:
Adamant
Held item:
None
Exeggutor Lv.77
Nature Power
Normal Status
  --  
   
Dragon Hammer
Dragon Physical
  --  
   
Earthquake
Ground Physical
  --  
   
Wood Hammer
Grass Physical
  --  
   
HP Atk Def SpA SpD Spe IVs
252 0 252 4 0 0 31
Klefki
Types:
Steel Fairy
Ability:
Prankster
Nature:
Bold
Held item:
Bag Leftovers Sprite.png Leftovers
Klefki Lv.76
Substitute
Normal Status
  --  
   
Thunder Wave
Electric Status
  --  
   
Swagger
Normal Status
  --  
   
Foul Play
Dark Physical
  --  
   
HP Atk Def SpA SpD Spe IVs
252 0 252 0 4 0 31
Gliscor
Types:
Ground Flying
Ability:
Poison Heal
Nature:
Adamant
Held item:
Bag Toxic Orb Sprite.png Toxic Orb
Gliscor Lv.78
Stealth Rock
Rock Status
  --  
   
Earthquake
Ground Physical
  --  
   
U-Turn
Bug Physical
  --  
   
Roost
Flying Status
  --  
   
HP Atk Def SpA SpD Spe IVs
252 0 4 0 252 0 31
Komala
Type
Normal Unknown
Ability:
Comatose
Nature:
Careful
Held item:
Bag Leftovers Sprite.png Leftovers
Komala Lv.77ShinyStar.png
Wish
Normal Status
  --  
   
Return
Normal Physical
  --  
   
Knock Off
Dark Physical
  --  
   
Bulk Up
Fighting Status
  --  
   
HP Atk Def SpA SpD Spe IVs
228 8 0 0 252 0 31
Minior
Types:
Rock Flying
Ability:
Shields Down
Nature:
Adamant
Held item:
None
Minior Lv.78
Shell Smash
Normal Status
  --  
   
Acrobatics
Flying Physical
  --  
   
Rock Slide
Rock Physical
  --  
   
Earthquake
Ground Physical
  --  
   
HP Atk Def SpA SpD Spe IVs
4 252 0 0 0 252 31



Quotes[edit | edit source]

  • "Looks like you did the thing. Darn." -When sending out last Pokemon in Malchous Forest.
  • "Hm. Well, I tried" -After defeat in Malchous Forest.
  • "Oh well..." -After defeat in Beryl Ward.
  • "I guess that means it's time for this, right?" -When sending out last Pokemon in Azurine Island.
  • "Oops. Oh well." -After defeat in Azurine Island.
  • "Defeat was never such a relief." -When sending out last Pokemon in the Water Treatment Center.
  • "Thank you..." -After defeat in the Water Treatment Center.
  • "I know I can't win..."-When sending out last Pokemon in Tourmaline Desert.
  • "Not against you..."-After defeat in Tourmaline Desert.
When accompanying you in Tourmaline Desert
  • When in Tourmaline desert
    • (When picking up Focus Sash) Think someone dropped this from up in the Beryl Ward? I'd try it on, but I already got my scarf. By the way, do yourself a favor and never wear a scarf to a desert.
    • (When picking up a Poké Ball near Beryl Bridge) So what, did someone just drop all these here by accident or what?
      • (When picking up the hidden Poké Ball) Eh? There was one buried under the sand there too?
    • (When interacting with an Exeggutor blocking the way to TM93) Wait, that wasn't a tree? Well, I guess I can't really blame them. I, too, would love to bury myself half-underground and do nothing for hours on end.
    • (When picking up Wild Charge) Why can Pokémon learn moves from discs like this anyway? And more importantly, can I do the same? Uh, not this move though. Too much energy.
    • (When interacting with a destroyed statue the inscription of which is far too destroyed to read) Mood.
    • (When picking up the Stone Plate) So, was this part of the rock or was it just left here by coincidence?
    • (When picking up Bulk Up) How did this car even get all the way over here? How did any of these trains even get where they are? And how did I-- Maybe I'm just another train.
    • (When picking up Max Elixir) I feel bad for these Pokémon. I guess the sands will give them a proper burial in time. That's probably all I can ask for, too.
    • (When picking up Relic Copper) So, do you just pick up any old junk you find? I guess that's why I'm here too, haha.
    • (Upon interacting with the first oasis) Wait, what? Uh, so was that just a mirage? There's no way we could've walked up that close and touched it if it were just that, right? I'm... confused.
    • (Upon interacting with the second oasis) I'm not going to get used to that.
    • (Upon interacting with the third oasis) Frankly, that's a metaphor for my life.
  • When in Teknite Ridge or Teknite Cave
    • (Upon entering Teknite Cave) Whew, it's good to be out of that mess out there. But what is this place? You... don't have any idea either, don't you? Well, here we go again.
    • (When picking up a hidden Tamato berry) Hey, are you gonna eat that?
    • (When entering Teknite Cave 2F) Oh, that's it? Never mind then, I thought it would be bigger.
    • (When picking up the Dawn Stone) Well, that's nice, I guess.
    • (After transforming 2F into a crystal room) Wait, what? I-- <player>, you're not slipping me 'Rare Candies', are you? (When interacting with the changing crystal) What. What are you doing? (Use Rock Smash 1x) No, really. What in the world are you doing? (Use Rock Smash 2x) ... Sooooooo... Do you always just punch your way through things when they're in the way?
      • (Say Yes) Oh... Well, all right.
        • (If you answered Yes and Rock Smash through a passage to 4F) I see what you mean about having to punch through everything.
      • (Say No) I'm not sure if I believe that.
        • (If you answered No and break a crystal in 3F) You're really not doing a great job of convincing me on this whole "not punching through everything" thing.
        • (If you then Rock Smash through a passage to 4F) Like, it's okay, you know? You can tell me. Even if all you do is punch through things, I won't judge you or anything.
    • (When you transform 3F into a crystal room) It looks nicer like this anyway.
    • This would be a decent place to hide... if it weren't for the ton of Pokémon strolling about. I may have many healing items, but I still only have so many healing items.
    • Somehow everywhere we go looks amazing to me. Maybe living for myself means finally seeing the world.
    • Looking at a place like this, I get the feeling anything could be beyond it. Maybe this is where I run.
    • Something is off in the energy of this place... I wonder what it is that makes it so unstable? Then again, same.
    • (When entering western Teknite Ridge) Well, this is surprisingly nice out here... I guess all that punching was worth it after all.
    • (When picking up Power-Up Punch) This might be as far as we can go here... But at least the view is nice. Maybe if I can run far over the horizon... Then we'll finally learn to be happy.
      • (With a relationship variable of 6 or higher) This might be as far as we can go here... But at least the view is nice. This might be weird, but... I'm glad I could see it with you. Maybe if I can run far over the horizon... Then we'll finally learn to be happy.
    • (When entering eastern Teknite Ridge) Wow, despite being above the desert, it's almost chilly out here. Must be that breeze. Um, some of these rocks look precarious... I'm not really good with heights, but I'll try to follow you as best as I can.
    • (After using Tailwind) Ehh? It just got that much more windy? A breeze like this could blow you right off the mountain. Or... across it, maybe? That feels like a stretch though.
    • (When picking up the Rowlett egg) There was an egg here? Is it really okay to just take that? Then again, with gusts this strong, that egg might very well have had a big fall and not been put together again. And you know, frankly, same.
      • (With a relationship variable of 6 or higher) ...Thanks for taking us in, <player>.
    • (When picking up Ice Memory) I'm not sure what's more unsafe: Hopping across all this rock like it's a thing people do, or the entire rest of my life.
    • (When picking up Pidgeotite) Remember that time I said crossing the mountain using the wind was a stretch? Consider me stretched.
    • (When entering Teknite Cave 3-4F) There's a place like this out here? It's not going to disappear when we approach it, right? Um... by the way, just so you know, I can't swim. Father didn't exactly deign to enroll me in the afterschool swimming club as a kid. Sorry.
    • (After activating the crystal bridge) Oh. That's convenient. No swimming necessary. Or punching, for that matter.
    • (When interacting with Poison Jab) A dead end, huh? Deja vu. At least, there's this, I guess.
  • When in Sugiline Cave
    • (When first entering Sugiline Cave) A cavern in the sand, huh... I'm not sure how this place doesn't just cave in on itself, but I could say the same about myself. Seems good. I guess we'll be less likely to be found in here.
    • (When jumping down a sand pit) <player>, did you fall down here on purpose? We're never getting out of here now, are we? Dibs on the left side of the cave.
    • (When first entering the room with the stairs to the Sugiline Ruin) Wait... I think I know this place. <player>, let's get a closer look.
      • (When interacting with a statue) I was here before... The statue wasn't broken then. How long ago was it...?
      • (When interacting with the second statue) I don't think I can read this, but I definitely recognize it. Why...?
      • (When trying to go up the stairs) There should be stairs here. I guess they've flattened out to this slide to keep others out again. ..."Again"? Hm... <player>, can we look around some more? There should definitely be a way to get past here.
      • (When interacting with the statue next to the temple entrance) I can't even read this... What's the point?
    • (When jumping in a pit brings you back to the entrance) Wait, isn't this the entrance? How did we get back here? ...And does this mean I don't get the left half?
    • (When interacting with the western Arceus statue) There should be some kind of button on this statue... There it is! It should be the key to moving forward. Go ahead and press it, <player>!
    • (When interacting with the eastern Arceus statue) There'll be a button here... Yeah, go ahead and press it. Then we can keep going. (If you press the button) ...Nothing? I guess we have to hit the second one too. I vaguely recall doing this before... with my father.
    • (When entering the Garchomp room in the Sugiline Ruin) I remember now. When I was young, my father took me here with him once. It was before he really got involved starting Team Meteor. We explored these ruins together looking for something... To be honest, it's one of the very few positive memories I actually have of him... ...But I feel uneasy about this room. I can't remember why, but I feel like we should be careful.
      • (When triggering the Garchomp statues) Hey, <player>? I remembered why. Run!
      • (When entering the Sugiline Ruin the second time) Do we realllly have to do this again?
    • (When entering the room behind the Garchomp room) All right, heart attack over? Yeah? Years shaved off of life? Yeah. I don't think they'll follow us out here. I can't believe I forgot about that... He told me at the time it was some kind of trial left for us by our family... I can't help but think that was absolutely not necessary.
    • (When interacting with a statue) I remember seeing this before... How long ago was it?
    • (When interacting with another statue) I think this says something about a "guardian legacy"? It's way too faded to read.
    • (When picking up TM71 Stone Edge) Stone Edge, huh... I wonder if this was his TM. If he left it here... He probably intended me to use it someday. You should take it. I'm not going to live up to his corrupted legacy anyway.
    • (When interacting with the Arceus statue) Another one... Yeah, seems like there's a button here, too. Go ahead. [Yes/No] Not gonna lie, I was high-key worried I just condemned us both to death by having you press this place's self-destruct button. Let's see... Oh, it looks like there are some sand pits in the ground where there weren't before.
    • (When dropping down to the floor below) There was somewhere below there too... Oh, I remember! This was where my father met his Garchomp! Well-- it was just a Gible at that time. And-- Oh... I had forgotten... he tried to get one for me too. But I didn't want it. I don't remember why. When we left, he said that I ruined the whole trip by not catching one... ... So much for a positive memory. I forgot about that entirely. Maybe I should have just gone with it even though I didn't want to. I was just a kid. I probably didn't have much of a reason. ...But then again, maybe refusing to take the Pokémon left for me by our bloodline was just proof that I'd eventually leave them and come here with you. So I still don't want it. But, if you want to look for a Pokémon like that, I'll support you. I think it may not come out through normal means... I remember something about having to leave an offering and then coming back later...
      • (When interacting with the stone dais) If we're talking about an offering, these basins are probably where it was left. There seem to be a lot of them... I wonder if this was a place for many more people in the past. My father said our family used to be much larger and much more influential. Falling into decline is just the way of the world. Anyway, if you happen to have anything Pokémon might like, try putting it there. (If you fill the basin with PokéSnax) That should be enough. Hopefully something will come by for it.
      • (After catching a Gible) You got it, huh? You know, I'm kind of glad. I don't care about family or tradition or anything like that, but it would be sad if this place and that Pokémon were forgotten altogether. So, consider this a gift from me. I give you my history, so that I don't need to walk in its shadow anymore.
      • (If you fled the fight with Gible or K.O.'ed it) Ahhhh, it got away after all? Maybe it'll come back later if there's more food...
    • (When picking up Medichamite) Given that room upstairs, I was expecting a Garchompite. Then again, there's no way my father wouldn't have that...
    • This place feels like a huge deja vu trip for me somehow...
    • How does something like this even keep from collapsing in on itself? Sorry, I wasn't talking about the cave-- I meant myself.
    • There has to be something more here... Or else why would I be remembering this?
    • I swear, one of these sand pits is gonna have a Trapinch at the bottom, and that's gonna be the end of us.
  • When near Mirage Tower (Outside)
    • (If you have not yet interacted with three oases' yet and pick up Return) What's up with this place? The water probably isn't even drinkable... I guess I'd try in a pinch though.
    • By the way, do you have any idea where you're going? I mean, if not, it's cool. Frankly, I've never once in my life known where I was going.
    • (At night time only) This place isn't so bad during the night, huh? If you can get past all the sand. And the... Actually I guess that's about all there is here, huh.
    • My heart's racing from escaping like this. Well, either that or a heat stroke.
    • Nobody's following us, right?
    • Listen, if you see anyone suspicious, just bury me in the sand and come back for me later.
  • When inside Mirage Tower
    • (When first entering 1F) I feel like I've seen this place before... <player>, can we check it out?
    • (When interacting with the sliding block) This thing looks like it will slide across the floor. But what to do with it... You wanna just try stuff, <player>?
      • (After solving the F1 puzzle) Oh, so that opened a path upwards. There's probably more like this going upwards, too. I don't really get this mechanism too well... so I'll be counting on you.
    • (When entering 2F) Regardless of if I've been here or not, the architecture in this place is the same as the Citadel... That should mean that this place was made by my ancestors too.
      • (After solving the F2 puzzle) Well, that's not quite what I was expecting to appear...
    • (When entering 3F) Uh... Did we take a wrong turn?
      • (After solving the F3 puzzle) This place is so weird. It might have been made by my forebearers, but why make it so confusing?
    • (When entering 4F) It seem to get worse as we go up, too. Did they make it like that on purpose?
      • (After solving the 4F puzzle) Okay, where is it this time?
    • (When entering 6F) Wait, did we just skip a floor entirely?
    • (When entering 5F) Aaaand we're back. I'm getting dizzy from all of this.
      • (After solving the 5F puzzle) I feel like that shouldn't even be physically possible.
    • (When entering 6F via 5F) This is like the mirror funhouse I never go to go to as a kid.
    • (When the 6F exit drops you in front of the Mirage Tower) Wait, what?! Why are we back outside now? What was even the point? Did we make a wrong turn somewhere?
    • (When entering the top of the Mirage Tower) Is... it over? This looks like it might be the top.
      • (When interacting with the front of the stone table) The text on here is way too faded to read... All I can see is something about "being chosen" and "distortion"?
      • (When interacting with the back of the stone table) This is... ... I remember now. My father took me here once, when I was very young. He told me a story about our family. A long time ago, Arceus created the world as we know it. He also had to retroactively create the method for his arrival on that world. This was the meteor which our family dedicated themselves and their culture to protecting. But there was another legendary Pokémon that appeared in Reborn, too-- Giratina. It appeared here after the world's creation, and its very presence began to distort Arceus' holy ground. So, that legendary Pokémon became the enemy of our ancestors. They fought, and they won, and supposedly, Giratina left the region forever. But even today, there are many distortions in Reborn that could be said to be caused by Giratina's past influence. This tower... isn't one of them. I remember my father telling me that our ancestors made this place to train themselves to withstand Giratina's distortions. After the Pokémon's defeat, it became a tradition to climb the tower. And enshrined at the top was... That. <player>, go ahead. Take it. (Yes/No)
        • (If answered Yes) The original weapon that defeated Giratina... ...is probably not that one. Who knows if something like that could even still be around by now? But at the least, this should be similar. Maybe a descendant, like I am. But... I'm not suited to this. I may have the slayer's blood in me, but by now, even water must be thicker than it. So whether you end up turning that sword on Giratina or Arceus, I want you to take it. Come on, let's get out of here.
        • (If answered No) What, really? All this and you won't even take it?
        • (If you interact with the sword after saying No) Did you change your mind? Go ahead. Take it.
    • (After breaking all the mirrors to unlock B1F) I'm starting to think you might be repressing some seriously destructive impulses. ...Anyway, it looks like this hole leads downwards. Do we really have to go down there?
    • (When entering B1F) I don't like this place... ...But as long as you're here, I should be okay.
    • (When picking up Poison Memory) Hey, um, can we get out of here now?
    • (After fighting or catching Mimikyu) <player>? What were you fighting just then? I don't think there was anything there, but you kept acting like there was...
    • For somewhere that only half-exists and is tossed out in the middle of who knows how many miles of sand, this place is pretty tidy.
    • If you ask me, this place is entirely too clean.
    • I still don't really get that whole sliding block puzzle, but I'm glad you do. I bet it would be a lot easier if you could see it from above....Is that your secret?
    • This doesn't seem like it would be a bad place to hide, but...Maybe I just don't want to be alone after all.
  • When in 1R253 Scrapyard
    • (When first entering a scrapyard train) Well, this place is almost nostalgic. Not that I've been here before, or anything. But the smell of rust and concrete... and the thin layer of dust that tracks everywhere you step... I've spent a lot of nights in a room like this.
    • (When first entering 1R253 Scrapyard) By the way, you're out here for a gym battle? Is there really a gym out in this clusterfuck?
    • (When steering a train the first time) Whoaaah, okay crazymaker, watch where you're steerin' that thing...
    • (When steering a train the second time) Remind me to never let you drive me anywhere again... Actually, it wouldn't be such a bad end with you.
    • (When steering a train the third time) You're doing this on purpose, aren't you...
    • (After steering a train into the upper scrapyard level) I think I want off of <player>'s wild ride...
    • I relate to these trains on a spiritual level.
    • You think there's food in some of these trains?
    • I always wanted to crash trains into a pile of scrap metal. Being with you makes dreams come true, or something.
    • Is there really anything out here in this mess? Like, I get there's supposed to be a Gym here, but... why.
  • When talked to from anywhere
    • It feels wrong, traveling with someone who was supposed to be my enemy...But then again, my entire life has been wrong. So this feels right after all.
    • I wonder how long it'll take the others to realize I'm not coming back. If they haven't already, anyway...
    • ZEL is gonna get chewed out because of me...Father had asked them to keep tabs on me when they weren't working on the PULSEs. Then again, I heard Zero's not doing too well lately.
    • I know Team Meteor's track record isn't exactly the best, But they're still the only family I've ever had.
    • You know, Meteor wasn't always like this...Originally we just looked after the Citadel. My dad said that his parents were more like shrinekeepers than anything.
    • <player>, I'm sorry for always being such a burden.
    • None of this would have happened if not for that woman...She's corrupted Team Meteor-- both our ends and our means.
    • My father says none of this would have happened if not for that woman...The Champion of Reborn, who created the League and advertised it across the world like some kind of fairground. She closed up the old city's wounds, hiding the Citadel again. Regardless of anyone's ideals, why bother just building over a ruin instead of preserving it? That sounds like something I'd pull.
    • My father says that whatever happens to Reborn City is its own fault. After my grandparents' death, the founders built Reborn City on top of the holy Citadel, trying to hide it. It was the ultimate insult to our forebearers' culture. Or whatever that's supposed to mean.
    • Hey, in your travels, did you ever meet a girl named Luna? She was one of my only friends growing up. Then she ran away...Just like me now, I guess. I think about her a lot.
    • Hey, this is just a random question, but you know Luna, right? If you see her again, tell her--...Actually, never mind. I kind of think it's my fault that she's become as delusional as she is...After all, if I hadn't been born, she wouldn't have had to be in that position.
    • Hey, <player>, what are your parents like? You've seen how my father is. And my mother-- was just that. She was hired to have me, and then she went on her way. But that's not normal... right?
    • I know he's done no shortage of destructive things, but my father isn't all bad. His dream for Reborn is what his childhood was like-- a small community in reverence to our world's creator. The one who's really dangerous is Lin.
    • Do you think my father will be okay? He's been harsh with me, but only out of concern. I'm the one that just can't get it together. Not faithfully, anyway...
    • ...Oh, sorry <player>, did you say something? I totally spaced out.
    • I hope my father doesn't take it too hard when he gets the news. He never really got over losing his parents like he did. He's always in fear of losing things from the past. That's why he fights so hard for Reborn's history.
    • Lin's not following us, right? That woman never talks except when she's giving orders or spitting on others. She's more like a robot than a human, but even less empathetic.
    • Everything is Lin's fault...That woman is chaos inside and out. Did you know she's narcoleptic? I can't tell you how many times we've found her collapsed in some random place. And no matter what we do, she won't wake up except on her own.
    • Do you hate my father?
      • If answered Yes
        • I know he's not exactly a shining beacon of morals... But he's always fighting for his own ideals. That was something I never could do. Until now, I guess.
      • If answered No
        • Even after everything? ...Thank you.
    • He may be subordinate to my father, but you should watch out more for Sirius than for him. He's always had the "history is written by the winners" mindset, but since he's fallen in with Lin, it's gotten much worse.
    • Elias will probably be looking for me too... I don't want to be found by anyone, but at least Elias is loyal to my father. I can't imagine having someone act towards me the way he does to my father. I deserve that least of all.
    • You had something to do with that doctor guy joining us recently, right? That guy creeps me out so much. He's almost stalking Lin, like he's obsessed with her or something.
    • Everyone connected to Lin is crazy. Like that girl, Terra. Everyone talks about her like her technical ability is unrivaled, But she's almost never around the bases, and then when she is, we end up having to repair a ton of stuff. But Lin always insists she stays anyway.
    • You remember that guy who was with ZEL and I when we fought in Beryl? Back then, some of the grunts were saying you killed him. He wasn't the friendliest guy. In fact, he never stayed to talk, or did orders he didn't have to, and he argued with Sirius all the time. But even then... you wouldn't do something like that, right?
    • You know, I think there's someone in Team Meteor who really had it out for you-- more than normal, that is. Elias brought in this new recruit, and for a while he was always saying how he was going to get back at you for something... Then suddenly he changed. Maybe he just got over it?
    • I'm not sure if I'd even still be out here now if it weren't for you and that red-haired menace back at the Water Treatment Center. Thanks for dealing with me all this time.
    • So what's up with that Fern guy? He joined recently, but everyone just complains about him. Weren't you two friends?
    • I'm not the first one you've helped turn tail from Meteor, huh? I heard that Cal went off with you, too. You really have a way of pulling people apart, don't you?
    • So like... what's your secret? Is it why you hardly say anything?
    • Being out here is a lot more interesting than staying cooped up in Meteor's drama, that's for sure. Most of the people around there are the opposite of fun. Well, I guess Blake was pretty funny. He's been with us for a while, and used to look after me when I was younger sometimes. He'd die before he'd admit it, but I think he actually likes kids.
    • You've pretty much ransacked all of our bases by now, huh...Lin's been moving everything into Labradorra. Before that, we mostly stuck around the Devon Building, the Workstation, and the Sanctum. Most of my childhood memories are around those places.
    • Listen, <player>... We have one more base up in the Carnelia Region-- besides Labradorra City, that is. I feel like, even if I tell you not to go there, you won't listen. But, seriously... don't go. They'll probably try and lure you there. It would be really bad if you went... and I don't mean for Team Meteor.


Malchous Forest battle speech
Pre-battle speech
[???]: Hey there.

[???]: I figured you'd show up eventually. Come here.

[???]: You came here 'cause of this thing, right?

[???]: It's a real shame, huh. Tangrowth's caused a lot of damage. Both lives and homes have been lost.

[???]: My name's Taka. What's yours?

[Taka]: <player>. Thought so.

[Taka]: So you're the one who stopped the PULSE in Obsidia...

[Taka]: ...You look confused. You aren't familiar with the PULSE Project?

[Taka]: Pokemon Ultimation Link-System Exaggerata...

[Taka]: Basically, it morphs into the Pokemon, and amplifies its power...

[Taka]: So any old Pokemon can become super charged. All the destruction in Jasper is because of this machine right here.

[Taka]: There is a drawback, though... Turns out destroying a whole city region is pretty hard on a Pokemon's body.

[Taka]: You know, part of me want to just set this thing free. That'd be nice, right?

[Taka]: Unfortunately, I have orders to contrary...

[Taka]: ... After all, I'm with Team Meteor...

[Taka]: By the way, one of my orders is to eliminate you, so don't take personally or anything, all right?

Post-battle speech
[Taka]: ...So that's it, is it...

[Taka]: What a loss.

[Taka]: You know, Jasper might slowly return to normal, but there's another machine like this up in the Beryl Ward.

[Taka]: It's not really my place to say this, but you might wanna check it out.

[Taka]: Peace.

Beryl Ward battle speech
Pre-battle speech
[Zel]: You!

[Taka]: Oh, hey.

[???]: What is it now?

[Taka]: This is the trainer that defeated the PULSE in Jasper.

[Taka]: I invited <player> to come here so we could deal with this issue thoroughly. See?

[zEl]: <player> is also responsible for destroying the PULSE in Obsidia.

[???]: Ah. That was you.

[???]: An alley cat parading as a tiger.

[???]: Heroism is vainglory.

[???]: But you will learn. You've stepped out of your alley, and into the world.

[???]: I will introduce you to the cold pain of reality.

[???(2nd)]: Hold it right there!

[Taka]: Hey, isn't that---

[zEl]: Heather, daughter to the Beryl Ward Gym Leader and--

[???]: I know all too well who she is. But why is she here?

[Heather]: What kind of question is that?!

[Heather]: I'm stopping you evil people, duh!

[???]: How reckless. Weren't you raised to be more responsible?

[Heather]: Who cares?!

[Heather]: People try to stop me from doing things all the time but their true rules are totally stupid anyway!

[???]: Just because you do not understand something does not make it 'stupid'.

[???]: You will learn, someday.

[Heather]: Would you just shut up!?

[Heather]: I'm here to beat you up, not get lectured, so shut up!

[???]: Taka, ZEL. Deal with <player> and protect the PULSE.

[???]: Leave the girl to me.

[Taka]: Sure thing.

[zeL]: Um, I guess I have to... Sorry, <player>, but...

[Zel]: But it's payback time!

Post-battle speech
[Taka]: Well, that's not good.

[zEl]: The PULSE has been deactivated. There is no longer any purpose in defending this location.

[Taka]: In that case, I'm just gonna make myself scare. You coming?

[zeL]: Um... I... I guess so...

Azurine Island battle speech
Pre-battle speech

[Taka]: Yes, yes... Camerupt is ready. Let's get going shortly, all right?

[Taka]: Oh, hey, <player>. Didn't expect to see you down here.

[Cain]: Heyyy, <player>!

[Taka]: Oh, yeah... Guess you came here for your friend, huh?

[Taka]: Sorry about that, we were kinda ordered to capture him, and well, he happened to be sailing right by, sooo... Yeah.

[Cain]: I am but a damsel, imprisoned and distressed! <player>, save me, my darling prince!

[Taka]: But how did you find us...? This island was meant to be for breeding Pokemon and repopulating the region, so no humans should come here...

[Taka]: Even this place was just a breeding and obseravation center-- weill, before we hijacked it...

[Cain]: Yeah, and now they're trying to attack Apophyll!

[Taka]: Well... Yeah, that's the plan. Take a PULSE up there, take Camerupt up there. You probably know, Pyrous Mountain is the last active volcano in Reborn.

[Taka]: So we just uh, you know, little Eruption attack from Camerupt...

[Taka]: Bye-bye Apophyll. That's one pocket of civillization wiped off the map-- don't have to worry about it.

[Taka]: Anyway, we were also ordered to capture you. And since you sorta just waltzed in here... Yeah, that's a thing.

Post-battle speech

[Taka]: Welp, I tried.

[Taka]: Looks like I don't have a choice but to let you go this time, huh?

[Taka]: Team Meteor, prepare to retreat. Bring Camerupt with us.

[Taka]: ...And I guess we just have to hope <player> doesn't try to stop us. It'd be a right shame if they did. Saving all those people... Tsk, tsk.

[Taka]: ...Yeah, we'll see ya up there, <player>.

Water Treatment Center battle speech
Pre-battle speech
[Taka]: Easy there, killer...

[Taka]: The least you could do is show some gratitude.

[Titania]: For what, your complete lack of spine?

[Taka]: I mean... if you wanna look at it that way.

[Taka]: But I figured you's appreciate that I've taken the liberty of have her wounds treated.

[Titania]: That's not the only thing you've taken.

[Taka]: Ohhh, that't what this is about.

[Titania]: Give me the Sapphire Bracelets.

[Taka]: Sure. Catch.

[Titania]: You're pathetic.

[Taka]: Maybe, but, hey.

[Taka]: My dad's on his way over to collect that. I kinda had to radio it in before.

[Taka]: Sooooo you might have to deal with that soon.

[Titania]: I'm willing to accept that responsibility.

[Titania]: Give my regards to the men who treated her.

[Taka]: I would, but you kinda already killed them.

[Titania]: ...Right. Well...

[Titania]: Tough.

[Titania]: So you're just going to let us walk out of here with Amy and the bracelets?

[Taka]: Yup.

[Taka]: Well, actually, I do have one favor to ask.

[Taka]: I kinda need <player> to beat me in battle.

[Taka]: Gotta at least look like I tried.

[Titania]: Just save yourself the embarrassment and resign already.

[Titania]: You're only making a fool of everyone involved.

[Taka]: Then I'm a fool.

[Taka]: But I can't just walk out on my destiny.

[Titania]: Door's right here. No one's stopping you.

[Taka]: My blood is.

[Taka]: And my father-- do you have any idea what he would do?

[Taka]: Do you have any idea how he would feel?

[Titania]: Probably slightly better than the countless people he's hurt.

[Taka]: ...Look, just forget about it.

[Taka]: Hurry up, beat me, and get out of here already.

[Titania]: If you're not going to stop us, I'm not going to enable you to keep cowering from your choices.

[Titania]: If we defeat you, we just let you go on like this.

[Taka]: Please... I've done every courtesy I could for you down here.

[Taka]: Do me this one favor.

[Titania]: I'm done with your games.

[Titania]: Let's go, <player>.

[Taka]: <player>.

[Taka]: Please... I'm begging you.

[Taka]: Will you defeat me? {Yes/No}

Answered yes
[Taka]: Right. Let's hurry.
Answered no (No battle)

[Taka]: ...I see...

[Taka]: I guess I really am the odd one out when it comes to these sorts of things, trying to show mercy and all that...

[Taka]: But hey.

[Taka]: If skinning the black sheep makes you happy, whatever.

[Taka]: I'm out.

Post-battle speech

[Taka]: Then, everything's gonna be just fine.

[Taka]: You should get outta here quickly though.

[Taka]: I get the feeling your friend's gonna need you.

[Taka]: See ya... and, good luck.

Tourmaline Desert battle speech
Pre-battle speech
[Taka]: I was really hoping you wouldn't show up.

[Taka]: <player>, I...

[Taka]: I'm sorry.

[Taka]: I-- have to stop you here.

[Taka]: If I don't...

[Taka]: They're gonna say something like, there's no reason for me to stay, right?

[Taka]: They're probably already--

[Taka]: Or she's probably already...

[Taka]: ...watching us from somewhere.

[Taka]: I don't-- have a choice anymore.

[Taka]: As if I ever did.

Post-battle speech
[Taka]: ...and not against them.

[Taka]: So I guess that's it.

[Taka]: This'll probably be the last time you have to deal with me.

[Taka]: Sorry.

[Taka]: ...but you can.

[Taka]: You've always been standing up to us.

[Taka]: And you've always been winning.

[Taka]: You're gonna keep doing that, aren't you? {Yes/No}

Answered yes
[Taka]: Yeah. You always do, huh.

[Taka]: Did you ever even think to do anything else?

[Taka]: Cuz I don't think I have.

[Taka]: I never thought anything could change, but here you are.

[Taka]: You rocked the boat and I've fallen out of it.

[Taka]: Splash.

[Taka]: But where does that leave me?

[Taka]: When I go back a failure again, I won't get another chance.

[Taka]: And you...

[Taka]: ...will keep fighting.

[Taka]: Can I come with you? {Yes/No}

[Taka]: Really?

[Taka]: All right, here's the plan:

[Taka]: I don't have a single clue.

[Taka]: So I'm just gonna follow you for now, okay?

[Taka]: I'll try not to get in your way.

[Taka]: And uh, I kinda took a bunch of healing items from base before they sent me here...

[Taka]: So I'll heal your Pokemon whenever you need, okay?

[Taka]: If I can find somewhere safe to hide, I think I'll lay low there for a while.

[Taka]: Maybe long enough that I'll get off that woman's radar.

[Taka]: After that... let's beat Team Meteor together.

[Taka]: I'll follow your lead, <player>.

Answered no (whether you'll keep winning)

[Taka]: Hey, is that humility or just a joke?

[Taka]: You're startin' to sound like me.

[Taka]: Maybe we're not so different.

[Taka]: Maybe...

[Taka]: Maybe I can be more like you.

Answered no (whether Taka can come with you)

[Taka]: Yeah, I'd just be in the way, right?

[Taka]: I get it.

[Taka]: I guess this is it then.

[Taka]: See ya, <player>.

Scrapyard Dialogue
[???]: Well, howdy, partners!

[???]: We thought we was hearin' some kinda racket,

[???]: But we figured it was just the local Steelix givin' it a good tussle again.

[Taka]: Uhh, nope. No Steelix.

[Taka]: Just two crazy people with a train.

[???]: Well, you know we all been there. Some good ol' fashioned train-joustin' is the best sport we got out here!

[Taka]: That sounds safe.

[???]: Anyway, my name's Europa! Y'all lookin' for a place to rest?

[Taka]: Rest? I don't think I've heard of that before.

[Europa]: Ohh, you joker! We don't exactly get a lot of visitors out here, but there's a few of us who hang together for our own reasons. Some of us are chasin' peace, others fleein' violence. It don't matter who you are though, you're welcome to stay with us as long as you like. We got each other here, and that's all we need.

[Taka]: This... might work out.

[Europa]: Y'all got a story to tell?

[Taka]: <player> probably has several. And I uh... I'm just looking for somewhere safe.

[Europa]: Well, congrats! You found it! If'n you'd like, I can set you up with one of your own personal trains and what few accomodations we've got.

[Taka]: So-- wait, you guys just, live in the trains out here? Cuz you can?

[Europa]: Pretty much!

[Taka]: ...

[Taka]: Yeah, sounds great.

[Taka]: If it's no trouble, that'd be... a big relief.

[Europa]: Well, right this way, sir!


(At this point, Taka leaves the player and no longer follows them around. He can then be found in the eastern part of Train Town.)


[Europa]: What do you think? Certainly needs some TLC, but with a good broom and a bit of elbow grease, should be all hunky-dory.

[Europa]: (to the player) He your boyfriend or somethin'?

[Europa]: (regardless of the answer) Oh, I'm just playin' with ya. But if you lookin' to stay too, the two of you can share, or I'm sure we can find you another car.

(The player enters the train.)

[Taka]: Well, this is perfect.

[Europa]: Y'all like it?

[Taka]: Yeah. This is me.

[Europa]: Then it's all yours! Feel free to clean up or redecorate however you like! And if you need anything, just let me or one of the others know and we'll see what we can do for you. I image y'all are mighty tired, but when you feel up to it, come out and introduce yourselves to the rest of the folk here. Everyone's always excited to meet a new friend! Until then, I'll leave you be. (Europa leaves.)

[Taka]: Maybe I'll take her up on that... Sleep is sounding pretty swell right now. <player>, thanks for bringing me here. I feel like, maybe things will be okay. I guess I'm gonna take a nap, and then... Let's talk more later, okay?

(If you interact with Taka lying on a bench)

[Taka]: Mmm... <player>? You're not going too far, right? I feel like... Maybe I could sleep better if you're near by...


Titania's Gym

[Taka]: <player>!

[Taka]: Up here!

[Taka]: I'm so glad to see you. I--

[Taka]: I woke up here, and Lin--

[Taka]: I'm sorry, <player>.

[Taka]: I'm so sorry--

[Taka]: I didn't want her to--

[Taka]: I didn't want this.

[Taka]: I didn't want this...

[Taka]: Please, believe me...

[Taka]: I'm---

[Taka]: I'll try and find a way to you.

[Taka]: I'll-- find a way down.

[Taka]: Just hold on.

[Taka]: Please...


(After Taka gets stabbed by Titania)

[Taka]: <player>...?

[Taka]: ...

[Taka]: Don't worry...

[Taka]: This--

[Taka]: This is fine...


(When interacting with Taka a second time)

There's no response anymore...

In the void (if the player defeated Solaris' Garchomp)

[Taka]: <player>--

[Taka]: I...

[Taka]: I don't want--

[Taka]: To... give up...

[Taka]: I want--

[Taka]: To be able... to fight like you...

[Taka]: Please--

[Taka]: It hurts...

[Taka]: Don't--

[Taka]: Don't forget me...

Sprites[edit | edit source]

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VSTaka.png
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Trainer sprite VS sprite Overworld sprite

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • Taka's name means 'Hawk' in Japanese, a reference to his Chatot.
  • Taka's sprite heavily resembles Morty from the original Pokemon games.
  • Taka is the key character to the splitting routes in later episodes.
  • When he tags along with in the desert, he reveals several things about himself and Team Meteor:
    • His mother was paid by Solaris to have him
    • Luna was a childhood friend of his
    • Lin is narcoleptic
    • Blake used to babysit him when he was younger
    • Solaris asked ZEL to look after Taka when they are not busy with the PULSE
    • Taka has been to Sugiline Cave and Mirage Tower before with his father
    • Taka cannot swim
  • If you backtrack to Train Town after encountering Lin in Titania's gym in the Reshiram path, Taka will still be in the train with no change in his dialogue.
  • According to Amethyst, Taka belongs to Reborn user Ice, and gave permission to Amethyst to use him, as well several other characters belonging to him and another user, Will. Chatot as his signature pokemon was also part of the original character (he was also originally supposed to be a flying type specialist, hence the Minior and Gliscor on his team) [1]


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Rivals VictoriaCainFern
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Team Meteor Aster & EclipseZELTakaSiriusSolarisSpoiler!
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