Geez. Battle Subway patrons say the darnedest things. I love them so much.
(Cosplayers? In my Pokémon game? …Seriously, Maid Cyanea is my hero.)
(Not to mention the potential for hilarious partner matchups on the Multi Line.)
…Also, honorable mention goes to Pilot Phyl. Besides the amusing fact that every single Pilot in the game claims to be the #1 pilot in the world, a professional man uttering the word ‘pwned’ is just fantastic.
In fact, if you’re ever incredibly bored, you should just scroll through every patron on the list on that site, and their quotes will surely brighten your day.
(Or y’know, actually go ride the Battle Subway and see them — but whatever.)
NPC dialogue is pretty much my favorite part of any game, if it’s done as well as this. Sure, Pokémon NPCs are a mass of copypastas of same handful of trainer classes, characterized by a mere two or three lines each. Yet, both inside the Subway and out, they actually manage to be extremely diverse, and often quite charming and memorable. Some are delightfully punny, some surprisingly insightful, and some outright defy their image in the most amusing ways.
It gets even better when it gets self-aware, as so many lines are clearly winks and nudges to the real-life Pokémon fans themselves. I don’t know whether it’s supposed to be alarming or heartwarming to hear the characters echo your own sentiments as a fan… About how Pokémon-training is obsessively taking over their lives, how they turn to Pokémon battles as a sweet escape for all ages, how they’ve been with Pokémon since childhood and consider them part of their family…
In any case, I take it as ‘heartwarming.’
…And, here’s one last line that I particularly like:
Frankly, I suck too much to stay alive on the Super Line where she hangs out; otherwise I’d try to get a screenshot.
Would serve as a perfect /endoftopic for all those arguments that break out over what constitutes a “true” Pokémon fan, don’t you think?