Tough bug

Another wild pokémon jumped into the fray, a Volbeat. Riolu jumped out of his pokéball and went straight towards our opponent, but the pokémon was ready for him and struck him with a confuse ray. My ally stopped dead in his tracks, his eyes unfocused, his arms limp and a very confusing expression. I tried…

Mienfoo fighting

The blades of grass rustled around me. Left, right, left again and front, it seemed like I was being stormed by pokémon on all sides. The movement stopped after a few seconds anda single yellow and orange pokémon walked close to me. It didn’t growl or attack me, just stood there with its eyes closed…

Call of frustration

My pokénav started sounding off, someone was calling me, an Abigail. Where had I met her? – Oh, Korsu, hi there! This is Abigail! How are you doing? Keeping up with your training? I struggled to remember to whom it was that I was talking and vaguely recalled a triathlete on a bike. – So?…

Wild beat

I had just about enough of athletes, triathletes and whatever. They were all a pain in my backside. The patch of tall grass up ahead seemed the most inviting I had ever seen. No trainers, no mysterious people, no muss, no fuss, just plain wild battle and an oportunity to expand my roster. The first…

Athletes everywhere

I bid the girls goodbye and circled around some trees, ending up where I had previously eaten lunch days ago. There were no berry bushes present where I had planted some, which meant someone had already picked them clean and wasn’t considerate enough to reseed. The road was vacant, except for a man running towards…

Pressure to impress

I moved along the road, avoiding the day care as much as I could. The man at the gate was still the same but he didn’t seem to notice me. Luckily I moved past him without any hassle. – Hey mister! What you doing mister? A couple of girls came out of nowhere and intercepted…

Review

Route 117. Last time I was here it didn’t end so well, especially due to my visit to the still present day care center. The door opened and I took a few steps back, startled, scared it would be someone that could recognize me, but no, the woman exiting the building wasn’t familiar at all,…

Battle or travel?

My confrontation with Wally didn’t go as well as I would’ve hoped and that got me wondering: if I had this much trouble with Wally, would I be alright taking on this gym challenge? Probably not. I pulled out the pokénav and studied the the map. I was in mauville and had plenty of options…

Him again

Now where was I going to go? Should I attempt to take on the gym? Should I train more? I was seriously pondering my options when a slow cap caught my attention. A man in sun glasses was approaching me, a man with a very familiar face. – Well done! That was very entertaining. Hehe……

Thankful

The young trainer started to walk away but his uncle lagged behind. – It just dawned on me that you must be the trainer who kept an eye out for Wally when he caught his pokémon. I nodded in agreement. The memory was a bit fuzzy but yes, I vaguely remembered helping Wally. – He…

Silver lining

Wally slowly put away his pokéballs. – I lost. Uncle… I’ll go back to Verdanturf… His spirit was beaten and the fire I had seen in his eyes at the start of the battle had gone out. He looked at me and extended his hand. – Thank you. Being a trainer is tough, isn’t it?…

Curtain call

My strongest pokémon were tired but there was still a battle to finish and Wally still had one more pokémon to throw at us. I chose kirlia, hoping she would be able to one shot this struggle. Wally released his final pokémon, one that I was familiar with, a normal type, an eevee. My pokémon…