Switch

The hair on my nape stood up as soon as I stepped back through the double glass doors. I retraced my steps, slowly walking on the yellow-checkered marbled floor until I reached the trainer couple. The man by the entrance gave me an extreme look of disapproval, which I promptly ignored as did the trainers,…

Pitstop

I had overcome the first hurdle and found out that I was in no shape to face the rest of what this gym had to offer. My feet made their way back ot the entrance, past the disapproving eyes of the man at the entrance and out the door. The sterile scent of the closest…

The scrappy pokéball

The pokéball fell on the ground and released another pokéball, a much larger one. My pokémon were a bit confused and so was I, what on earth was going on? Sparks surrounded this ball at increasing speeds and in larger numbers, almost like it was building some kind of charge. I was so transfized with…

Of mice and pokémon

The beaten pokémon had been replaced by a small blue and white squirrel pokémon, a pachirisu, which according to my pokénav, was also of the electric type. What a surprise. My pokémon did not want to give it a chance to dip its toe in the arena and attacked, Kirlia with “Confusion” and Riolu with…

Face the first

The room opened up and I could see some interesting stuff, among which there were bolts of energy being exchanged between two posts forming some kind of barrier. To the left I could two people just waiting about, near the edge of this barrier, where one would move to go around it. The guy’s fingers…

Intro

First thing I noticed was the humm, not from the lights as one would expect, just a general presence, almost like the air itself had been electrified and the hair on my neck could atest to that. – Hey, how’s it going, champion-bound Korsu? I kind of though you’d be taking on this challenge sooner….

Lining up

My roster was above level 20 and just in case, I brought out my trusted Kirlia for the challenge. Lunch was pleasant and recharged our batteries in full, all that remained was to go into town and enter the gym. I tried to be as inconspicuous as I could, entering Mauville without drawing any attention,…

The next step

We were now near noon and my belly growled accordingly, almost in unison with Aron’s. She bent her neck towards me, looking for an indication, an order to go back. A red shadow crossed our path, leaving the tall grass, bouncing on my pokémon’s back and landing in front of her. It was a wild…

A single touch

We had beaten a solosis before so when a new, wild one appeared, there was no challenge in defeating it but experience is experience and Aron did not discriminate. “Rock tomb” hit hard, hit fast and inflicted a massive amount of damage, bringing the small, green and lifeless ball down to earth.

Almost there

I scanned the pokénav, checking the status on my current team. My pokémon were all above level twenty and as far as I knew, they werre adequate for facing the challenge of the electric gym at the clean city. Aron was the only one that still required some power-up, but she was well on her…

You’ve seen one, you’ve seen all

The defeated pokémon had just about evaporated in its totality and I found myself thanking the nature of these animals, these monsters, that allowed them to pass on as energy, converting their entire being. If not for this feature, the ground would probably be covered in endless carcasses. I looked at Aron, whose willingness for…

Blue of feather

Last catch was a good sign and also an encouraging one. I had been getting kind of tired from battling the same pokémon over and over… and over, especially considering that I had already caught all of them. perhaps i should consider changing my training spot. A blue pokémon waddled out of the tall grass…