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The Training Dummy is an enemy encountered in Castle Town.

Main Story Edit

Ralsei created the Training Dummy to teach Kris about the mechanics of combat. When Kris arrives in the room with the Training Dummy, Ralsei starts a fight with it if Kris requests a tutorial. In battle, the dummy has only one attack that it only uses once, which is an easy-to-avoid spray of 1-damage circular bullets. Ralsei's instructions can be followed, which includes a tutorial on fighting, ACTing, defending, spells, and sparing. Additionally, they may perform several actions that earn comments from Ralsei:

  • Hug the dummy instead of fighting. This causes Ralsei to later mention how the dummy would be tired if Kris had attacked it.
  • Hug Ralsei, which causes him to become flustered. This does not progress the fight, and the dummy passes the turn to Kris immediately.
  • Use an item, which prompts Ralsei to tell Kris that he did not explain items because they seemed self-explanatory.
    • If an item is used repeatedly, Ralsei ends the battle.[1]
  • Fight the dummy until Ralsei ends the battle. Ralsei wonders if Kris is trying to say something about how they feel towards him.
  • Spare the dummy several times, which does not progress the battle.
  • Defend against the dummy several times, causing Ralsei to be confused.
    • If Kris repeatedly defends, Ralsei ends the fight.
  • Use Ralsei's Heal Prayer spell.
  • Hug the dummy after it can be spared, which does not progress the battle.
  • Wait several turns before using Ralsei's Pacify spell. Ralsei wonders if Kris is capable of asking Ralsei to perform spells. This does not progress the fight.
  • Attack and miss the dummy until Ralsei asks that they move on to something else. Kris can choose to move on with the regular tutorial at this point.
    • If Kris misses again instead of continuing, Ralsei ends the battle.
  • If Kris tries to get Ralsei to attack, the command does not work and it returns to Ralsei's original options.

After the battle, Ralsei gives Kris the Manual to help them remember how to fight, although it cannot be read.

Trivia Edit

  • Originally, instead of the Training Dummy, Ralsei himself might have been the enemy in his tutorial based on cut dialogue in the game strings.[2]
  • The first sentence of Training Dummy's CHECK text is identical to the first sentence of the CHECK text for Dummy from Undertale.

References Edit

  1. Ralsei Thinks You're a Great Student Even if You Spam Glowshard - YouTube
  2. Deltarune: Trying to restore the unused Ralsei tutorial battle - YouTube
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