The code

I made my way back, choosing another path, one blockage I had not cut down before. Two more awaited me before I came upon a dead end, a small room with a tube hung across the wall, a rolled up scroll. I reached for the tube as someone cleared their throat to my left. –…

Unusual correspondence

Every passageway from there on was covered in thick, leafy vines, but lucky for me they were vulnerable to one of the HM’s I had acquired. Cut was more than effective in creating a path, pratically melting away any obstacle, but there were so many blockages, so many paths, so many options that I soon…

The first hurdle

The first corridor was extensive, covered in bamboo panels from top to bottom and some of them radiated a soft white light. It narrowed and widened several times before coming to a wall where a teenage girl was leaning, waiting, chewing and popping bubblegum, loudly. She had her headphones on and was staring at the…

One way out

I hadn’t slept so comfortably since I had left home. The bed was exquisite, both in comfort and temperature. It was actually impressive, almost like the bed itself adapted to my every need. One of the edges was torn open from overuse and I could see a variety of feathers and some of them shone…

Trick… or treat?

The night had settled in by the time I came across a small house on the road. A small plaque stood outside, advertising the wondrous “Trick house”. Perhaps they would provide me with some shelter and save me the trouble of having to go all the way back to town. I knocked but got no…

Family outing

The road beyond was wide open and inviting. There was not much day left but I could still venture out a bit more before resting. There was noise up ahead and I saw a woman laughing, gesturing across the street. I approached and noticed a young man holding a child, dressed up as pikachu. The…

A wild Birch has appeared!

I made my way out of the tall grass, crossing paths with several wild pokémon I had already seen and captured. It was time to move on from this place, to search for new hunting grounds and new pokémon. A white figure could be seen coming down the road towards me, bathed in the light…

Such a shock

The air was completely still as the hairs on my arm stood to attention. There was elcetricity in the air and no clouds in sight, that could only mean an electric pokémon was approaching. I reached for Splash’s ball, but it was the ball of Shelly that shook itself out of my belt and released…

Memory aid

The more people I meet, the harder it will be to keep track of every single interaction and since the map on the pokénav doesn’t allow me to put some markers or reminders, I had to make one of my own. Blue cities are those that I haven’t seen yet and the red ones remain…

Scaly attitude

The blades of grass started to rustle all around me, annoucing the arrival of another wild pokémon, and yet, I did not see it anywhere. I could hear it running around me and caught occasional glances of its silhouette, but that was as far as it went. I think it was studying me. The blades…

Soothing

I looked around in my bag for something to eat or drink and found one of those soda pops I had been offered at the beach house. It was just what the doctor ordered and I drank every last drop. There was no place to deposit the empty bottle so I closed it and put…

Wax on, wax off

I was so lost in my thoughts that I didn’t even notice that Shelly had once again left his pokéball and was bumping heads with a smaller pokémon, one that had a purple flame on his head and whose body seemed to be made of ever melting wax. He looked like a small candle, with…