Talk:Captain Charlie

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While playing Pikmin 3, I bumped into two instances of quotes concerning Charlie that I feel needed to be addressed in some manner: there are parts of his script that are empty. When Charlie has to comment on the Firebreathing Feast (while the boss fruits are being carried to base, leaders can say something about them if they walk close to them), his portrait appears, but no text does. The same thing happens in the instance where Alph first meets a Red Bulborb, though I have no idea how that happened casually. Phineas81707 (talk) 08:39, 24 November 2015 (EST)

How weird. What version is this? Australian, I'm guessing? Also does the Alph thing happen every time? — {EspyoT} 09:43, 24 November 2015 (EST)
Yep, Australian. And no, this is the first time that the Red Bulborb thing happened, so I have no idea how it came about. The Firebreathing Feast one should be easy to check (just wait until a later day to pick it up), but that other one's probably going to be a one time thing. If it helps, I was playing using Stylus controls. It's not like it should be much of a surprise, though: you're not intended to have Charlie at that point in the game. Phineas81707 (talk) 09:59, 24 November 2015 (EST)
Well, if this problem happens a lot, it doesn't seem to be the script's fault. I checked the files, and there's no script that ONLY shows a character's icon. I mean, all bits of script that show a character icons also have text. Doesn't look like a mistake somebody made while writing the script then. Meaning that it's a glitch. I guess the Charlie one is understandable, because of what you said. But the Alph one is pretty weird... — {EspyoT} 10:41, 24 November 2015 (EST)
The Alph one is identical to the Firebreathing Feast situation: Charlie is required to make a comment that the script-writers simply didn't write a comment for him to say. What makes me confused is how I managed to get anyone to say anything in the first place. The exact prompt is supposed to happen on Day 2 only, but I got it to happen on Day 9 while chasing Louie. Phineas81707 (talk) 21:28, 24 November 2015 (EST)
Yeah, that'd be it. The code says a line should be said here, but there's no line to say. One thing, I think I'm a bit confused. We have two scenarios with empty lines: commenting on the Firebreathing Feast, and commenting on the first Red Bulborb. Are both of these with Charlie? — {EspyoT} 04:17, 25 November 2015 (EST)
Yep, both with Charlie. Phineas81707 (talk) 04:55, 25 November 2015 (EST)
Oh, that makes some more sense. I think we can probably look deeper into this when I dump the quotes from the game's files on the wiki. And in the meantime, somebody will try to replicate both scenarios, too. — {EspyoT} 04:58, 25 November 2015 (EST)
Actually, about that... I had a playthrough recently, and I'm fairly sure I got the Red Bulborb empty quote to happen with Alph. The Firebreathing Feast one was more obviously a 'missing quote', but the Red Bulborb seems to be something else entirely... Both times were using Stylus controls. I might try and experiment with this at a later date. Phineas81707 (talk) 09:39, 23 August 2016 (EDT)
Please do. I tried checking the files again, but didn't find anything new. This is a real mystery... — {EspyoT} 14:32, 23 August 2016 (EDT)