The other way

I turned around and headed North, towards the other path available, only to be stopped by a trainer in a red jumping suit and green-tinted hair. He was just leaning against a boulder, juggling his pokéballs, something he stopped doing as soon as I got closer. “So, you’re the first trainer I’ve seen in a…

The other way in

The path went North and South, giving me two choices, all that remained was for me to pick one. I chose the latter and soon found myself surrounded and buffeted by sand and wind, it seemed I would not be able to proceed any further due to the sandstorm I was facing, the same one…

111

Disheartened, I left the tall grass and moved along quite a bit, up until I found myself on a new road, one my pokénav was quick to identify as the route 111, one I had not visited yet… or had I? Yes, I had, but no idea how it connected to this part.

‘Nother Numel

I left the berries to grow into the beautiful bushes they would become and ventured into new tall grass. This was new ground for me, undisturbed blades of grass, new pokémon to be found, and sure enough, it didn’t take more than few seconds for a pokémon to move across the tall grass towards me….

Seeding and spraying

I looked at the soil, damp and fertile, a great place to plant a new batch of berry bushes. My bag still held quite a few berries from which to choose, two Nanb and two Wepear. There were now four small mounds lined up, waiting for water, and so I pulled out my Wailmer Pail…

Berries

Perhaps due to all the commotion, I only noticed the nearby bushes of berries after both my opponents left. There were four bushes in total and their berries looked ripe for picking… my pokénav confirmed and identified each one as I picked them. The bushes withered almost immediately as I counted a total of eight…

Played down

Bryant looked straight at me. “You probably have a long road ahead of you and already spent more than enough time with us.” He moved back. “I like the way you battle. It has a certain flair to it.” Shayla moved away from us. She seemed to be a bit sad, almost pouting even. “Yours…

Eagerness

Shayla moved closer to me. “You know I really lost because of that oaf right?” I felt a little uncomfortable to say the least. “Are you busy right now? I was thinking we can have a rematch right now…” She spoke softly so as not to be heard by the other trainer. “We’ll just move…

Defeated duo

Both my opponents looked crestfallen. “That was unexpected.” Shayla had a slight smile at the corner of her mouth. “It looks like neither of us was ready for this.” Bryant was clearly more tired than his counterpart. “Well you certainly didn’t help, you went down first.” She laughed and looked away. “Not like it would…

Last flicker

Bryant, the kindler man released his final pokémon, a small purple one with a flame atop his head, litwick. “Damn… down to my last flame…” Trapinch had been the main star of this showdown and was not about to step down to second. Her jaw opened wide as she approached the enemy and closed around…

Zorua, not zero

My pokénav sounded off as soon as the houndour left the battlefield , indicating an increase in experience for one of my pokémon, namely Zorua who had now risen to level 28.

Houndown

Trapinch had disappeared beneath the ground once more. The enemy prepared to attack but wasn’t fast enough and soon the earth was trembling, the pebbles were rolling around, and houndour was being lifted in the air, hit with a critical hit, causing Bryant to recall his pokémon.