Once our new recruit had gathered the pichus Pally gave her a trusting look and wished me good luck before abruptly taking out her altaria and flying ahead without us. While I was in shock still by the sudden departure my pikachu had taken her job of making the pichus feel safe around us a little too to heart and approached Stella with a confident pose. She then commanded Stella lower herself and bow with squeaks and paw gestures. Stella was pretty calm about it and bowed, letting my pikachu climb aboard. With her new perch she gestured the pichus to get on as well.