The path is open

I made my way through the tunnel until I reached the stone blockade, where the young woman remained, still slowly trying to dig through. My feet stopped short of the stones and I smiled at my neighbor, who smiled back at me. I asked her to move back and instructed my pokémon to clear a…

Bigger boulder

Roggenrola twitched and grew a few centimeters as my pokénav sounded off, indicating an increase in level. My pokémon was now stronger.

Unexpected

A small tree moved towards me, apparently out of nowhere. I rubbed my eyes and shook my head in disbelief, this had to be a pokémon and one I had not seen yet and that I had not yet captured. The small wood-like pokémon opened its little yellow eyes and looked at me with wonder….

Stomping

I took a deep breath and entered the familiar tunnel. Airborne dust made it darker than I recalled or maybe it had always been this way. I released my small Roggenrola pokémon who was clearly excited to walk beside me. A wild whismur dropped down from the ceiling and proceeded to intercept us, effectively challenging…

Redirecting

With a new energy running through me, the world had new paths open to me and I felt myself filling up with hope and happiness. I walked aimlessly for a while and found myself in front of a volcano, at the base of which was an opening, to “rusturf tunnel”. This was one of the…

Recovering and regrouping

I took my first steps out the gym door and for the first time, I did not feel nervous or anxious in this city of obsessive cleaning. This place where I have suffered more than I thought possible… in more ways than one. The purple outline of the building where I had been detained against…

Reward

Wattson reached into both his pockets and retrieved his hands a few seconds later, grasping something in one of them. “Hmmm… you should take this, too!” His hand opened up, offering me a small disc. “That TM34 there contains shock wave, a move of the electric variety, capable of inflicting paralysis on your foes.” I…

New perks

I picked up the small metallic badge, it looked almost insignificant in my hand. Wattson smiled once more and then took a more serious posture, one of a teacher. “Ahem… With the Dynamo Badge, pokémon can use Rock Smash out of battle. I assume you already have it…” I nodded in agreement. “Very well. This…

Recognition

Wattson returned manectric to its pokéball and proceeded turned his frown upside down. “Wahahahah! Fine, I lost! I do not mind it though. You have proven yourself a more capable trainer since last we met.” A wave of relief rushed over me and I found myself tearing up, regretting my hastiness before and the loss…

Showdown

The next pokémon materialized in front of my ally but this time I remembered. I recalled the humiliation, the defeat, the loss at the hands of this gym leader and his blue and yellow ally, manectric. Rage swelled inside me as I tried to conceal a few tears. The enemy growled and stared intensely at…

Repetition

The gym leader picked up yet another pokéball and released a black and white blitzle that immediately began charging an attack, something clearly visible with all the electricity running up its body and along the lightning-shaped horn, forming a small ball at the tip. “Ready yourself boy.” I smiled, this time, simultaneously with my pokémon…

Just a second

Gardevoir gave a little twirl and smiled towards the gym leader. “That’s quite the impressive pokémon you got there. Let’s see how it does against this one.” His hand had grasped another pokéball and thrown it into the middle of the arena, unleashing a black and blue pokémon with a star on its tail. “My…