Second strike

It was Roggenrola’s time to be confident, and he did no waste it, attacking the remaining enemy with an encore of ‘Rock Tomb’. A small hand reached out of the rock pile and I saw a barely alive croagunk slowly climbing on top of it. Zorua seemed threatened and proceeded to attack out of instinct,…

Underdog

A pile of boulders fell on the enemy golett, effectively burying it out of sight. A few seconds later small orbs of energy began floating up in the air. “You bastard! I’ll have to get a new one now!” Lung was smiling at his rival’s loss. “Hahaha! I guess that means you’re out!!” My little…

Overestimated

Zorua straightened up and looked down at his opponents even though he was much smaller. Confidence was swelling in his chest and the smaller ally was also feeling intimidated. His black and red mane seemed to stand up straight and barely moved as he began the attack. The silhouette slowly faded and reappeared as a…

Unlikely duo

“I’m your opponent Lung!” “No, I’m your opponent Lawrence!” Both their pokéballs released pokémon I had not seen before and which my pokénav was quick to identify. It was a Baltoy and a Croagunk. Roggenrola and Zorua volunteered for this battle and proceeded to attack in unison with ‘Rock Tomb’ and ‘Faint Attack’, finishing off…

Double ashen trouble

I went down a small slope and was really starting to enjoy carving my path across the ash. Ash piled up all around me, covering rocks, tall grass and trees. One of the rocks moved and jumped out in front of me. A small gray rock with arms, legs… and it wasn’t a rock. “Aha!…

Long time, no heal

The ether had been neatly tucked away in my bag, right next to the berry pouch. An alarm went off in my head as I realized that one of my pokémon was still suffering from paralysis. I searched through the berries, looking for one that could solve my problem. It didn’t take long for me…

Ash treasure

The ash covered everything in the same gray mantle making everything look almost the same. Of course this was a huge risk for me as I almost fell from my bike when I hit something hidden. I got off my bike and uncovered whatever it was that was stuck under the ash. A large resistant…

Blocks

I left the cool youngster behind and made my way across the ash covered grass. My pokénav rang loudly and I answered without looking once more at the screen. “Hi, this is Lydia. Remember me?” I assured her I recalled perfectly and in truth the name did kind of rang a bell. “I gave a…

Cooling off

“The volcanic ash blocks the sun, so it doesn’t get very warm”. I recalled my pokémon and put his pokéball away. “That’s good for me– I can’t stand heat!” I paused for a moment, pondering if my opponent had just made a joke, or a poor attempt at one. It really didn’t seem so. It…

Not so cool

A few strikes later and the enemy pokémon was tittering on the edge of defeat. Even though paralyzed, my pokémon would not miss a beat. “Bah! You are making me lose my cool!” Roggenrola used ‘Strength’ and dealt the finishing blow to the small blue pokémon. The little wynaut began to fade as Jaylen recalled…

Jaylen is cool

Pokéball high in the air, about to open up,the little kid looked at me with a hint of defiance. “The name’s Jaylen and you got quite a bit to go until you become as cool as me.” A blue shape formed on the ground as a small wynaut was released from its pokéball to face…

Cool

I made my way past the small kid and ended up face to face with yet another young kid. A blue hat turned around, shiny blue shorts and a fancy yellow shirt stood out among his features. His smile was more akin to a smirk as he looked at me. “Can you guess why it’s…