Polly the Parrot Won't Rejoin Party After Being Dismissed

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WhiteKnighted
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I can click dismiss on Polly the Parrot, and he leaves the party. When I then click on him again to re-add him I am prompted to pay him $150 and have him rejoin. (Previously in 1.0.6 I had the option with animal whisper 7 to have him rejoin without paying, but that seems to be gone now). No money is deducted, however, and he does not rejoin. I have tested and if I am on the Bizarre Exterior map, he *does* rejoin, but only there -- and the $150 is deducted again, every time.

https://i.imgur.com/GpD1Lma.jpeg

https://i.imgur.com/BIhfm4y.jpg

Link to save file:

https://www.dropbox.com/s/y1e4d6id3zytk ... g.xml?dl=0

Link to player log:

https://www.dropbox.com/s/ndobmqjh6paqn ... r.log?dl=0
vehementi
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Can you manually use the animal whisperer skill on it?
WhiteKnighted
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I cannot, it triggers the dialogue as if I'm clicking on a standard npc.
AnomalousUnderdog
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Happened to me too. I merely wanted to transfer Polly to another character who I thought would benefit from Polly's buff more.

Despite having gone through several missions with Polly already, he asks for the $150 after being dismissed. If I do it in the Bizzare map (dismiss him and ask him to join again), when I click on the $150 payment dialogue choice, the camera zooms in on Larry (or whoever his original owner was, I forgot the name) and he interjects by saying he wishes me well, as if he was part of the conversation the entire time. Polly doesn't get re-added to the party though.

Good thing I quick-saved, right now he is stuck on a sniper, but I think his evasion buff would benefit a frontline character more.
Lenox
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Is there a solution or update to this? I'm a new player and don't even see the $150 option. Once I dismiss Polly, I see no method to have him rejoin.

The reason I want to do this is to swap the Waste Wolf animal companion for the Pig. To do that, I need to dismiss all animal companions on my Animal Whisperer squad member.

Thoughts?
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Juris
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That's weird manually doing animal whisperer on Polly has worked for me - maybe doing it on the bizarre map is the problem?

Basically Polly is strange. He's like the Bison - he becomes the companion of the person doing the talking for free - you don't even need animal whisperer. But this only works the first time. You can end up with 3 or more animal companions on one character but you can never change them.

WhiteKnighted wrote: September 6th, 2020, 7:53 pm I cannot, it triggers the dialogue as if I'm clicking on a standard npc.
Lenox
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Juris wrote: April 8th, 2021, 11:08 am That's weird manually doing animal whisperer on Polly has worked for me - maybe doing it on the bizarre map is the problem?

Basically Polly is strange. He's like the Bison - he becomes the companion of the person doing the talking for free - you don't even need animal whisperer. But this only works the first time. You can end up with 3 or more animal companions on one character but you can never change them.

WhiteKnighted wrote: September 6th, 2020, 7:53 pm I cannot, it triggers the dialogue as if I'm clicking on a standard npc.
Hey, Juris. Thanks for the comments. I haven't yet met the Bison, so I won't comment on that.

I've tried on other maps with no success. Below is my setup. Can you point me in the right direction?

Lucia Wesson
Animal Whisperer 9 (with Grooming Brush)
Perk - Animal Training

1) Waste Wolf
NIGHT BITE
Strike like a wolf in the dark.
Sneak Attack Damage: +5.00%

2) Polly
SLICK CHICK
Don't let 'em ruffle your feathers.
Evasion: +5%

3) Major Tomcat
SCRAPPY TABBY
Don't bring a gun to a cat fight.
Strike Rate: +2%

If I dismiss all 3:
  • At any point after dismissal, if I left-click Waste Wolf or Polly, I just get a chat bubble.
  • I can use Charm Animal on either Waste Wolf or Polly to get one of them back.
  • With whichever one I do second, I receive the message, "This character already has an animal follower."
  • I can always get Major Tomcat back. His mention in this thread is just for informational purposes.
Is it possible that it's not a bug that I can't get Polly + a generic animal companion back at the same time? Perhaps it's not meant to have both? And it's supposed to only be Major Tomcat + other?
Lenox
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Juris wrote: April 8th, 2021, 11:08 am That's weird manually doing animal whisperer on Polly has worked for me - maybe doing it on the bizarre map is the problem?

Basically Polly is strange. He's like the Bison - he becomes the companion of the person doing the talking for free - you don't even need animal whisperer. But this only works the first time. You can end up with 3 or more animal companions on one character but you can never change them.

WhiteKnighted wrote: September 6th, 2020, 7:53 pm I cannot, it triggers the dialogue as if I'm clicking on a standard npc.
I just noticed you mentioned you can never change them. What's up with that? Is that working as intended?
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