323 Ideal and Truth; The Future Development of Yamato

"Go ahead, but be careful. Finding such a powerful Mythical Zoan fruit isn't easy."

People never complain about having too much wealth, and Kaido certainly wouldn't complain about having more Devil Fruit users in his crew. For Arceus, modifying a Devil Fruit is much easier than modifying a person, which is why the Beasts Pirates have been collecting Devil Fruits.

The existence of the Millennial Dragon Ferren has already shown that modified forms and Devil Fruit abilities can coexist, making this Mythical Zoan fruit perfect for Kaido's needs.

However, Arceus had other thoughts, and this matter concerned what ability to give to Yamato.

"Hey, Kaido, do you remember we talked about what ability to give to Yamato?"

"Oh? Have you decided what ability to give her?"

"Not yet, but I have an idea for now. Those exceptionally powerful Pokémon are called Legendary Pokémon. They are different from ordinary Pokémon; their strength is a sum of all their parts."

Kaido pondered for three seconds and then picked up the sake gourd from his waist to take a sip.

"I don't understand what you're saying. Can you simplify it?"

"Legendary Pokémon are embodiments of certain concepts. These concepts such as life, destruction, earth, ocean, sky, time and space are all related to their power. In order for them to reach their full potential, these things cannot be missing."

"Creating them isn't just about giving them a single power or form; it's about imbuing them with a complete will. I can force my creations to obey me, but that will not unleash their true power."

Ordinary modifications allow immediate use of the acquired power, but Legendary Pokémon's power, like Tailed Beasts*, requires their acknowledgment to be able to unleash their full powers. [*Naruto]

"So, you mean that to be able to use these powers, one needs to go through a test?"

"That's about right."

"Which one do you think suits Yamato?"

"I need to observe further, but I have a rough idea. It aligns with my expectations since that ability is unique. I want to try using the Okuchi no Makami to create a new vessel."

The conversation had once again reached a point where Kaido couldn't understand anything. So, he gave up and let Arceus do whatever he wanted.

Pokémon possess unique powers, and this holds true even for Legendary Pokémon. It is difficult enough for Groudon and Kyogre to coexist without fighting, let alone possessing their powers at the same time.

Unless they were originally one entity.

Arceus chose a power for Yamato that wasn't an existing Legendary Pokémon but rather the split Tao Dragon.

Legend has it that a powerful Dragon-Type Pokémon aided two brothers in creating a brand new Unova Region. However, due to a falling out between the brothers, this formidable Pokémon split into two, becoming the Dragon of Truth - Reshiram and the Dragon of Ideals - Zekrom.

In a roundabout way, this was another kind of minor creator god, although quite different, as it only altered an existing region.

Their powers are the only ones that could coexist among Legendary Pokémon, and when they split apart, it gave birth to the body which became Kyurem.

Reshiram and Zekrom represented will and power, while Kyurem represented the body. However, Kyurem's personality is too volatile, so he planned to use the Draco Plate to modify the Okuchi no Makami, forming a new body in the form of an Ice Wolf Dragon.

At the same time, use this body to carry ideals and truth, to create a new Tao Dragon.

Yamato's slightly naive thinking is increasingly becoming more like Zekrom's ideals. As for how she will gain the recognition of Reshiram's truth in the future, he believes that Yamato can do it.

Both the Power of Viridian and the Super Rookie's physique seem to be preparations for this matter.

Ideals and truth are not absolute conflicting in nature. Only when they achieve a balance can true beauty be realized. However, what he is doing now is something different.

Devil Fruit users fear water, and artificial Devil Fruit users fear water as well.

In other words, there is a substance that can be made artificially which is an essential part of Devil Fruits, and that substance carries the power of Devil Fruit, and it can also make people powerless in seawater.

What he wants to attempt is to retain the original power while removing that harmful substance. His power has grown significantly, so he was starting this experiment.

A month's time passed quickly, during which Yamato experienced what is an abyss of suffering. Since Arceus hadn't appeared for a month, Kaido intensified his crazy training.

It was another familiar morning. Yamato woke up on time, then glanced at the Chansey-shaped clock, starting a mental countdown.


Before she could count down to one, the Conqueror's Haki pressed down on her.

According to Kaido, there's no specific way to train Conqueror's Haki. If that's the case, then she should experience his stronger Conqueror's Haki as much as possible, hoping that it might make hers Conqueror's Haki stronger. So every day, Yamato endured Kaido's Conqueror's Haki baptism.

Currently, she couldn't withstand the impact of Kaido's Conqueror's Haki, and each time, she would fall unconscious. She had no idea how long she was out for, but upon waking up, she immediately looked around vigilantly.

Walls, ceilings, and floors offered her no safety. At this moment, Kaido could launch an attack on her from anywhere, making her fully tense.

However, it was all in vain. Not only Conqueror's Haki, but she also couldn't compare with Kaido in Armament Haki and Observation Haki. Her half-baked and partially mastered Observation Haki was ineffective against Kaido.

It wasn't until the afternoon that the wounded her could get a brief rest.

"Worororo, this Super Rookie's physique is quite useful. Now I can train you even more rigorously."

"Where's Dad? He's been gone for a month, hasn't he? How could Dad just leave without a word?"

"He's on Onigashima, but he doesn't have time for you right now. He's busy with something else. Congratulations, though, you've passed the first stage of training."

Hearing Kaido's words, Yamato showed a hint of happiness on her face.

"Is the training over?"

"Of course not. It means our second round of training is about to begin!"

Another month passed, and it was exactly two months later she saw Arceus again.

His experiment had succeeded, but for now, it was still too energy-draining for him.

To summarize what he did in simple terms, he used a piece of steel wire to extract all the seeds from a hole without damaging the overall structure of the devil fruit.

Furthermore, the pulp had not been turned into mush, and the seeds remained completely intact.

This was mainly achieved through the power of Fairy-type plate and Dark-type plate. If he could add Ghost-type and Psychic-type plate, this task would become much simpler.

Until he found more plates, he wasn't planning to undertake such a strenuous task again.

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