Daily Hop #43: :)!
Wait a minute
Hop’s name comes from the plant hop which is often used in beer for bitterness. However, hop also comes from the same botanical plant as cannabis, also known as weed.
There’s no way that Gamefreak didn’t-
BedeHop Headcanons: Part 3
I’m sorry,, I love them,,
Who loves to be held by the other?
After being alone for so long Bede is touch starved. Even the smallest cuddle from Hop is enough to make him melt.
How do they flirt with one another?
They’re nowhere near traditional when they flirt with each other. At the start of their relationship Bede would constantly freak out when flirting, saying stuff like “your face looks nice, uh, fuck you”. However, he’s really charming when he’s settled into the relationship, hand kisses and romantic quotes to name a few actions. Hop focuses on actions more than words. He tries to flirt occasionally but it either comes out wrong or makes no sense whatsoever. Usually he just sticks to blowing kisses or winking.
If you had to describe their relationship in one word, what would it be?
Weird. It’s the kind of relationship where people question whether they hate or love each other.
Who asks the other how to spell a word?
Hop can’t spell to save his life-
Who loves to have the other rest their head against their chest?
Hop loves to play with Bede’s hair. It’s really soft and he finds it oddly therapeutic. Whenever they watch movies together Bede happily rests his head against Hop’s chest so he can easily play with his hair, as long as he doesn’t mess it up.
How do they react when they’re told they are having a grandchild?
Personally, I can’t see them ever having a child for a multitude of reasons but I’ll do it anyways-
Hop would be ecstatic about it! In fact, he’d probably cry and hug their child to death. Bede on the other hand would be happy, of course, but also worried. Mostly because it means he’s getting old and the thought of being a grandparent is pretty daunting.
If they had to choose between going to a party or staying in, what would they do?
They’d prefer to stay in. Bede isn’t a huge fan of social gatherings, especially with loads of other gym leaders because some of Rose’s workers attend them. Hop likes parties but doesn’t mind staying at home and snuggling with his boyfriend all evening
Who makes funny faces to make the other person laugh?
Hop of course! When Bede’s in one of his moods Hop tries all he can to make him smile, including making dumb faces. Despite Bede’s best efforts to keep a straight face, he can’t help but laugh at his dorky boyfriend.
Who shows the other new music?
Bede listens to a lot of music. It helps him to calm down after battles. When Hop is stressed out/tired he plays some of his playlists in the hopes that it would have the same affect on his partner. Although Hop isn’t interested in the same genre, he doesn’t mind it.
Who puts their hand on their partners knee whilst driving?
Hop isn’t a very confident driver so Bede usually does it for reassurance when something happens on the road. (Do cars even exist in this region? I swear I haven’t seen any but that might just be me being blind)
I might try to do different ships eventually (like Raileon or Raipiers) because I’ll eventually run out of ideas for Bedehop lmao
Nessa is every middle schooler’s dream gf. Every boy at Hop’s school says they like Nessa the most because she’s the prettiest. That’s an exaggeration, but that’s what it sounds like to Hop.
So when Hop tells Nessa he’s being bullied, he also mentions this. Not on purpose, it just slips out when Nessa asks questions.
Hop’s being bullied because his older brother is the champion. Which didn’t make sense? They were saying that Leon abandoned Hop because he’s in Wyndon and so the Champion of Galar hates Hop? Whatever. That’s Nessa’s thought process anyway.
So she goes to get him from school the next day. “Oh, Hop, it’s so nice to see you! Let’s go get an ice cream! Leon told me to tell you he loves you, by the way.” A bunch of that. She makes a huge (loving) scene over gushing over what a “handsome young man” Hop is and how she’s excited to take him for a trip to Hulbury for a bit because “your brother, Leon, asked me to since he thought you would like it.” She makes a big point about how Leon thinks about and loves Hop.
Hop is so happy. He didn’t actually expect Nessa to do anything, but he’s so glad he did. Now, everyone asks him to get Nessa to come back so they can meet her. He talks to Nessa and she agrees to go back and have a talk about bullying a little (without making it seem like it’s about Hop).
“I won’t leave you!”
“It’s already too late for me, just go!”
“I love you! I’ll never forget you!”
Hop gets trampled by the many Joltiks that cuddle him
“It’s not like I figured out I was gay….it was more like I fell in love with Victor as I grew up with him. I cared about him and our friendship turned into love!.”
“I thought it would’ve been odd for my to like a guy but my mother said that I could love whoever I wanted and well I couldn’t be any happier than the guy I’m with.”
Hop vents to Wooloo all the time, and Wooloo doesn’t really get most of it. What Wooloo understands is that Hop is mad and talking about Leon, therefore, Leon=bad. So Wooloo has to take this menace down. So next time Hop and Wooloo see Leon, Wooloo tackles him relentlessly. Leon is big and strong and Wooloo’s an itty bitty baby, so it’s really just Wooloo bumping into him. It may throw off Leon’s balance if he’s trying to walk, so that’s something.
Also, Wooloo compares itself with Leon’s Charizard because it thinks that it’s supposed to be big and strong for Hop. Hop, of course, explains that Wooloo will become big and strong as they grow.
Definitely Leon x Gloria! I love the dynamic between the two of them. He’s older and she’s that young challenger trying to prove herself. She’s a bit awkward at times (if you consider canon the fact she’s scottish) but that’s part of her charisma
Victor and Hop are in bromance to me, but I can see why people ship them
Sibling Posting: Leon and Hop
Might as well list my headcanons for them now :)
I’ve honestly got better ones for Leon and Hop than Piers and Marnie. They have more interactions and are more relevant to the game.
- When Hop was born Leon had already been the champion for a few months (I imagine there’s a pretty big age gap between them). He was cocky, arrogant and hated the idea of having a sibling around. However, as soon as he held Hop for the first time he felt such a strong urge to protect the little bean in his arms. Hop softened Leon, bringing his playful side out and giving us the big man baby we know and love.
- Leon was away a lot when Hop was growing up, champion stuff n all. When he was at home Leon would spend as much time as possible with Hop (movie marathons, video games etc)
- Hop used to steal Leon’s cape and wear it around the house. Leon would always tell him off because he was worried it would get dirty but secretly he found it endearing
- As Leon got older he became more distant from Hop. Rose put a HECK TON of pressure on Leon. Interviews, meetings, battles and training came before family. Of course he tried to stay in touch but sometimes Hop wouldn’t hear from Leon for months. It hurt him a lot but he was old enough to understand that his brother was busy. At least he could watch his matches on TV.
- Leon would do anything to keep Hop safe. Hop was a pretty active kid, running around Postwick and hiding in the crop fields. Often he got himself into trouble with Pokemon so Leon would have to sprint halfway across the town to save him. That’s why Leon caught Hop a Wooloo, just as a precaution
- After post game Leon had more time on his hands. He still had to manage the Battle Tower but he could visit Hop more often. Unfortunately, now Hop struggles to find free time but Sonia doesn’t mind if the brothers want to go off and do something together
- Leon is really proud of Hop. He tries to show him that every time they meet up.
I wish they had more interactions other than “oMg My BrOtHeR iS tHe UnDeFeAtAbLe ChAmPiOn” tbh. They’re so sweet.
Hop Marnie piers and Leon have a family dinner
Marnie whispering to Hop: do they really think that we can’t tell that they are holding hands?
Hop: probably. Should we tell them that we know?
Marnie: nah, let them have this
Piers: Guzma? What are you doing here?
Guzma: the new champion wanted to see Galar and Hala decided to go on a family vacation with everyone.
Piers: why do you look like the death warmed over?
Guzma: my kids. Moon found her archenemy and Hau his soulmate.
Hop: come on, I know where we can try to hunt g-max Pokemon! I am sure you gonna love it!
Hau: that’s great! I can’t wait to show you my z moves!
Hop: that is going to be super cool!
(suddenly there was sunny weather all over Galar)
Moon: what did you just say!?
Gloria: you heard me, you fucking weakling! Your insel challenge is stupid!
Moon: At least we let in all Pokemon!
They broke each others nose and destroyed things in worth of 60900 pokedoller.
Raihan (12): come on, say Raihan. R-a-i-h-a-n.
Hop (2): Waian
Raihan: no! Say Rai.
Raihan: and now han.
Raihan: now say Raihan!
Raihan: oh for fucks sake!
Leon coming up behind Raihan: what did you just say?
Hop: for fucks sake!
Leon (calmly): run.
Hop: bye bye Raihan.
Leon (21) to Hop (10) : Hop, I am gay for Raihan and Piers
Hop, being around Piers and Marnie way to much: oh no, I forgot to act suprised, say it again!
Leon: I think you guys would be very happy.
Hop: Oh no, we’re not together. We are not a couple. We’re definitely not a couple.
Bede: Wow, you seem pretty insulted by that. What, am I not good enough for you?
Hop: we are not going to have this conversation again
may i offer you a rat in these trying times
Allister and Hop friendship.
They met each other in the Gym challenge. After Hop beat him Allister ran back into the graveyard to play /talk with his Pokémon. Hop ran after him because he had many questions about ghost pokemon. The Reaktion of the ghost pokemon was to scare hop, but he thought it was funny and knew that the pokemon won’t harm him.
Allister was confused by this (because normal humans run away from his friends) and they talked.
Hop had many questions and Allister actually liked to answer them.
They and their team became fast friends and Allister won’t hesitate to cures anyone who makes his first human friend sad and Hop protects Allister from pushy people.
A few times in his life, Hop has snapped at Leon. It’s not usually long or that severe, but when it is, it’s really bad. Just years of pent up anger and emotion come pouring out in a 15 minute tantrum.
The first time Zamazenta witnesses this, it panics. It doesn’t want to see its trainer so angry and hurt. It wraps itself around Hop and tries to offer comfort. Hop sees Zamzenta and then Leon, his brother that does not have a legendary, who looks really hurt. It’s enough to calm Hop down and bring himself back to his senses.
Allister gets cold in a gym meeting, so Raihan takes off his jacket and puts it on him. It’s warm and soft and he’s kind of surprised. It’s so nice and warm. He almost falls asleep in it. He steals it whenever he gets the chance now.
Hop wore it for the first time when he was really little. He used it as a blanket in a Corvitaxi. He fell asleep immediately. He asks for it every chance he gets to, and if he’s at Raihan’s place, he’ll just take one. That’s all. Raihan has to wait for Leon to make him give it back (which doesn’t always happen because Leon also steals them sometimes).
Marnie was also very young and used it as a blanket. Except she was on a train when she got it. She was travelling with Raihan to bring her to Piers for some reason. She takes it with him when she goes running to Piers. Piers steals it because Marnie liked it so much. Raihan has many so he lets them, and Marnie still has that one. It’s threaded and old, but still really soft.