Training was going well but I didn’t venture too far away from the town, just crossed the same patches of grass over and over, battling any wild pokémon I met just so I could get my own to a higher level. Still felt bad about defeating so many of them, even after the explanation Birch gave me.
Among the wild ones, appeared what at first glance looked like a rock, and fog, nauseous fog. It was only after a moment that I realized it was in fact a pokémon. His attacks were intoxicating and I could barely see, but lucky for me my Ralts came through and confused it enough for me to capture it. I now owned a Koffing. Maybe it would be useful in the future.
Even the pokéball smelled a bit.