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1st member: It's too cold. Hey, can you [my prefix] some wood to endure this blizzard?
2nd member: Of course.

FEW MOMENTS LATER

2nd member: There's a [my prefix]oon outside. Hey, can you check whether the gate has erosion?
3rd member: Err... I'll do my best.

FEW MOMENTS LATER

3rd member: Now it's [my prefix]ng. Hey, can you check whether the thermometer is broken?
4th member: Err, yes.

FEW MOMENTS LATER

4th member: I'd say it's [my prefix]al now. Hey, can you bring the video tape?
5th member: Yes, though I'm unsure how that will help.

FEW MOMENTS LATER

5th member: Now it's down to [my prefix]ers. Hey, can you soar?
6th member: Err, isn't that what only our 1st member can do?

FEW MOMENTS LATER

6th member: At least I can code in [my prefix]i. Hey, can you post this on Sandbox?
7th member: Yeah.

FEW MOMENTS LATER

7th member: I can confirm we don't need an [my prefix]ator. Hey, watch me roar!
8th member: This is why I'm waiting for a new member.

Spell the names of all 8 members.

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  • $\begingroup$ @Ausername Err, no. $\endgroup$ Jul 8 at 9:38
  • $\begingroup$ @Ausername It's not an esoteric language; it's practical. $\endgroup$ Jul 8 at 9:40
  • $\begingroup$ I was thinking in the direction of rot13(qrycuv) @Ausername $\endgroup$
    – mrdeadsven
    Jul 8 at 9:41
  • $\begingroup$ @mrdeadsven I don't know how I didn't think of that, and it's kinda obvious what the name of #6 is now.... $\endgroup$
    – A username
    Jul 8 at 9:44
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This puzzle conceals the names of:

the final evolutions of the fire-type starter Pokémon in the first 8 generations of the Pokémon series of games.

In addition to the prefixes omitted from each line:

each line also ends with the suffix of the Pokémon's name.

Like so:

Gen 1: Charizard (...can you CHAR some wood... blizZARD)
Gen 2: Typhlosion (There's a TYPHoon outside... erOSION)
Gen 3: Blaziken (Now it's BLAZIng... broKEN)
Gen 4: Infernape (...it's INFERNal now... tAPE)
Gen 5: Emboar (...it's down to EMBers... sOAR)
Gen 6: Delphox (...code in DELPHi... SandbOX)
Gen 7: Incineroar (...need an INCINERator... watch me ROAR)
Gen 8: Cinderace (not encrypted in the puzzle, but inferred from the context)

Fire starter Pokémon final evolutions, Gen 1 to 8

This theme explains a couple of other things in the puzzle...

(i) The title's mention of 'fiery' (these are fire-type Pokémon);

(ii) Why 'number 8' is waiting for 'a new member' - a ninth generation of Pokémon will follow one day...

Credit where due: It was useful to have confirmation that @mrdeadsven had correctly found the prefixes for #2 and #6.

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  • $\begingroup$ good find, though I'm 100% sure you would have had it without my answer :p $\endgroup$
    – mrdeadsven
    Jul 8 at 12:41
  • $\begingroup$ @mrdeadsven Perhaps eventually, but I was pretty fixated on MONSoon for a while before I spotted the OP's comment beneath your post. Once I realised the correct one there was only one thing in my mind! :) $\endgroup$
    – Stiv
    Jul 8 at 13:00
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Partial answer/guesses, feel free to take mine into your own answers if you think you can use them :)

1st member: It's too cold. Hey, can you [my prefix] some wood to endure this blizzard?

2nd member: Of course.

Light, this also because of the reference of soar to member 1 something that is light or lighter then something else.

FEW MOMENTS LATER

2nd member: There's a [my prefix]oon outside. Hey, can you check whether the gate has erosion?

3rd member: Err... I'll do my best.

Typhoon, a typhoon would probably be a natural phenomenon in which erosion occurs

FEW MOMENTS LATER

3rd member: Now it's [my prefix]ng. Hey, can you check whether the thermometer is broken?

4th member: Err, yes.

freezing, just seems the most logical as for checking the thermometer.

FEW MOMENTS LATER

4th member: I'd say it's [my prefix]al now. Hey, can you bring the video tape?

5th member: Yes, though I'm unsure how that will help.

no clue I was thinking normal, seems the most logical after the previous phenomenons that happened, but I can't place the video tape

FEW MOMENTS LATER

5th member: Now it's down to [my prefix]ers. Hey, can you soar?

6th member: Err, isn't that what only our 1st member can do?

no clue

FEW MOMENTS LATER

6th member: At least I can code in [my prefix]i. Hey, can you post this on Sandbox?

7th member: Yeah.

Delphi, coding language

FEW MOMENTS LATER

7th member: I can confirm we don't need an [my prefix]ator. Hey, watch me roar!

8th member: This is why I'm waiting for a new member.

no clue

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  • $\begingroup$ Err, you got only 2nd and 6th right. And the objective is to spell their full names, meaning that getting the prefixes isn't a full answer. $\endgroup$ Jul 8 at 12:09
  • $\begingroup$ @DannyuNDos I know, I prefer to not post everything until I'm certain I have the complete answer with explanation while guessing I just write the bare minimum so other still have to do some guessing going from mine :) $\endgroup$
    – mrdeadsven
    Jul 8 at 12:15

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