Hmm... I usually use XSE. And where it says $begin, shouldn't it say $start? That was when I used to use ScriptED. And shouldn't you put a strings section? Also, to make it work, I recommend you edit an existing script so you edit only the speech text, not the startup script. That's what I do. Anyways I don't know much of Pokescript, but I will try my best to fix it.