Post by fattymccatcat on Aug 12, 2018 13:44:10 GMT
A boy named Dakota and his partner, a Mawile named Scarlett, travel across the pokemon world taking pictures, making friends, having battles, and trying to solve the secret behind the disappearances from thirty year ago.
This is where I'll post my writing project DPKMNJ
otherwise known as Dakota's Pokemon Journey
This is my first writing project and I don't know a lot about writing, but I'm trying to learn.
Edit: oh and this story has parts where people and pokemon get injured and bleed, its rare but it happens, just a little warning
Post by fattymccatcat on Aug 12, 2018 13:49:27 GMT
My alarm goes off causing me to groggily sit up in my bed and turn it off, I lay back back down to go back to bed but suddenly remember that today is an important day, I throw my covers off and jump out of bed and hurriedly start getting dressed.
“Scarlett, wake up! Today’s the day our journey begins!” I excitedly yell towards my bed where my mawile is still passed out and snoring loudly, she is a small yellow and black pokemon and her most notable feature being a pair of false jaws emerging from her head that are just a little bigger than her main body, but my favorite part about her are her piercing red eyes that inspired her nickname
I walk over and shake her a little but she just grumbles and burrows into the blankets.
I decide to let her sleep in a bit more, as today’s going to be a tiring day and i head downstairs.
I walk into the dining room and see a huge breakfast spread across the table, and my mother waiting in one of the chairs, she jumps up and yells, “happy birthday!” And then pops a party popper.
“Ha ha, thanks mom” I say as I hug her then sit down to eat.
“So scarlett is still sleeping huh” mom asks
“Yep, as usual its difficult to get her up this early” I say with a laugh.
We finish eating and move into the living room where I begin checking my bag.
Mom sighs “ I can’t believe you are already ten. You sure grew up fast, couldn’t you stay here for just a little longer, Why cant you wait for your dad to get home, he should be back in a few weeks”
“Sorry mom, but I don’t want to waste a single second.” I say smiling up softly at her.
Out of the corner of my eye I see Scarlett tiredly walk down the stairs, and stretch out while yawning.
“Good morning Scarlett, breakfast is in the dining room.” I say while putting all my stuff back into the bag.
“You have everything?” Mom asks
“Yep! Map, change of clothes, rope, premier balls, pokegear, pokefood canisters, tent, hammock, food, sleeping bag, blanket, pillow, lighter, water bottle, and most importantly, my camera.” I say pointing at the camera attached to my belt
“ I still don’t like the idea of you traveling alone, especially with with how you seem to attract trouble” Mom says with a worried expression.
“I won’t be alone, I have Scarlett” I say with a smile trying to reassure her
Just then Scarlett runs from the dining room, with her stomach slightly swollen and a satisfied look on her face
“Scarlett you make sure to look after Dakota ok?” Mom says with a laugh
Scarlett puts her hands on her hips and puffs out her chest
“Maw!” She says with a smug look on her face
“I should get going, I don’t want to keep Mr. Rowan waiting” I say hugging mom one last time
“I love you both, please stay safe” mom says hugging us.
“love you too mom” I say and Scarlett nods
We step outside and stroll through town, taking in the sites of Twin Leaf until we reach the edge of town.
“you ready Scarlett? As soon as we leave town, we are officially starting our adventure!” I say excited
“Maw!” Scarlett exclaims excited as well, and offering her hand up to me.
Post by fattymccatcat on Aug 12, 2018 13:51:37 GMT
We step onto route 201 and I can't help but smile as we start walking along the path to sandgem
The road is made of stone and lined with trees and leads directly to Sandgem
We take a leisurely two hour walk along the stone path taking pictures of the few pokemon we managed to see and enjoying the breeze.
When the path finally starts to incline I start getting excited
“Scarlett were almost there!” I say as we both start running up the road.
As we reach the top of the hill the town comes into view.
“We haven’t been here in a long time huh, it looks exactly the same though, I wonder how Sasha and Professor Rowan are doing” I say
“Maw?” Scarlett asks
“You probably wouldn’t remember them, you had only just hatched when you met Professor Rowan and you haven’t actually met Sasha now that I think about it” I say with a laugh
We start walking through town, its mostly a residential area, about twice as big as Twinleaf.
As we reach the other side of town Professor Rowan’s lab comes into view, a large complex made up of a few smaller buildings spreading out from a large windmill, a large brick wall surrounds the facility keeping the pokemon they are currently researching or holding on to corralled in the habitats they have set up to keep the pokemon happy and healthy.
We walk up to the front gate and press the intercom.
A voice comes on
“yes, how may I help you” the man asks
“I’m here to see Professor Rowan” I say into the speaker
“Ah, you must be Dakota. Come on in.” He says as the gate buzzes and clicks open.
Scarlett and I walk up to the building and the door slides open automatically as we approach.
A young man in a lab coat walks torward us smiling.
“welcome to the Sandgem lab, Professor Rowan is waiting.” He says as he motions for us to follow.
We walk through a few corridors and into a room that is lined with books and sitting at a large desk is a white haired old man.
“Ah, Dakota, I’ve been expecting you” he says standing up
“Its nice to see you again Professor Rowan” I say
“Maw!” She says waving up at him
“Its good to see you both again” Rowan says
We follow rowan into an adjacent room filled with machines.
He opens a drawer and pull out a red device.
“This is a pokedex, it has near encyclopedic knowledge on all known pokemon, we also use it to collect data. So use it as much as possible. This is the latest version from kalos, my pupil who works over there said the model i was using were too bulky. First you will need to register it for your personal use, open it and follow the instructions” he says handing me the small red device.
I figure its probably similar to setting up the pokenav, i slide it apart and the clear part in the center lights up.
“Are you a boy or a girl?” It asks, i click boy.
Then it asks for a photo to be used as identification, so I snap a quick picture of myself.
I continue like this following the tutorial as it shows me its features.
Then finally it asks for a thumb print. I press my thumb on the screen and it chimes.
“Good, sounds like your all finished” he says taking the pokedex and my pokenav and then places them both into a machine, after it dings he takes both out and hands them both back to me
“now both your pokedex and pokenav have your trainer card on it. They can be used as identification when needed, now let’s move on to the next matter” professor rowan says as he leads me over to a machine.
“This machine will transport your pokemon back to me when you catch more than six, and allows me to send your pokemon back to you. When they are in my care they will be kept in the habitat most suited to them” Rowan explains
“Oh, that sounda nice.” I say with a smile
“I look forward to seeing what type of pokemon you catch on your journey.” Rowan says with a small laugh.
I decide to test out the pokedex so I take it back out of my pocket and point it at Scarlett.
“Mawile - The Deceiver Pokemon - steel/fairy - a cunning and terrifying pokemon, its cuteness makes opponents let down their guard only to be ruthlessly set upon by the pokemon huge jaws, which are incredibly strong. The second larger mouth cannot taste, so it uses that mouth to eat food it doesn’t like”
“Wait a minute, dont you always eat the food I make with your larger mouth?” I ask
Scarlett is looking around the room nervously avoiding eye contact
“Anyway, the pokedex has many functions, one of the more useful is that you can check specific information about the pokemon you have caught” rowan explains
“Oh, that does sound useful, thank you very much professor” I say
“Your welcome, well I’m sure your eager to get on your way, please be careful on your journey” Rowan says
“I will, thanks again. Let’s go Scarlett we still have a few more stops to make” I say as we wave goodbye to professor rowan and head back out the way we came
Post by fattymccatcat on Aug 12, 2018 13:53:26 GMT
We head back towards the residential area, and I try my best to recall Sasha’s address, its been a few years since I’ve seen her, so I’m worried about getting the wrong house.
We reach the house that I’m pretty sure was hers and I ring the doorbell.
After a few moments a woman with straight dark purple hair answers the door. I recognize her as Sasha’s mother.
“Hello, how can I help you?” She asks
“Hello, I’m an old friend of Sasha, I was passing through town and wanted to say hi, is she here?” I ask
“…oh! I remember you! Dakota right?” She says with a large smile
“Yep! That’s me, and this is my partner Scarlett.” I say gesturing down at scarlett
“Hello Scarlett, its nice to meet you, and its good to see you again as well Dakota, but I’m afraid Sasha isn’t here” she says with a bit of a sad expression
“Oh… is she ok?” I ask nervously
“Oh, yes, well, probably.” she says with a nervous laugh
She notices my worried expression and smiles softly
“You see, about a week ago Sasha just suddenly left home, leaving only a note saying she’s going on an journey to figure something out, but I haven’t heard from her at all and im getting worried, Can you look for her and tell her to call me? I doubt She’s made it too far, you can probably catch up to her” She says
“Sure! If I run into her I’ll definitely have her call you.” I say
“Thank you” she says with a smile
After we say our goodbyes, Scarlett and I head to the pokemon center.
We step in through the automatic doors and are greeted by the clean smell of a hospital.
There’s a few people waiting in line, behind the counter is nurse joy who is helping everyone.
There’s also a few pokemon in nurses outfits running around, they are large, round, and pink with egg pouches on their stomachs and a gentle smile on their faces, I take out my pokedex.
Chansey - The Egg Pokemon - Normal - These pokemon lay eggs high in nutrition everyday, they share these eggs with the sick or injured. Due to over harvesting of their eggs in the past, these pokemon run very fast, and are very rare. They are now a protected species, working as nurses all over the world.
Seeing the line I decide to just head back outside.
“Let’s get going” I say to scarlett
“Maw!” She says excited
We walk to the edge of Sandgem and walk out onto route 202.
“The farthest I’ve ever gone is Sandgem, from here on out its all new territory! I can’t wait!” I say excited and Scarlett gets excited as well.
We walk for quite awhile, until Sandgem isn’t visible anymore, and all we can see around us is the small dirt path we are walking on and the sea of trees surrounding us.
We start looking for a clearing to spend the night in, after a while we see one fairly close to the road, and we start setting up camp.
I set up the tent, and put our sleeping bag and supplies inside, then make a fire and start making dinner.
“How about some training before dinner?” I ask
I take out the pokedex and check her moves.
“Wow, three moves, OK let’s start with iron head” I say
Scarlett nods and concentrates for a moment
Scarlett is enveloped in a metallic white light and she kicks off the ground and fly’s foward about ten feet, then stops.
“Ok, next is bite” I say
Scarlett walk up to a tree and she spins as her huge jaws open and bite into the bark of the tree sending cracks up the trunk. She let’s go and there’s perfect circles where her teeth dug into the tree.
“Nice, now finally fairy wind” I say
Scar opens her big jaws and she shoots a blast of pink sparkly wind toward a pile of leafs, they move a bit.
“Hmm that one doesn’t seem very strong, but it could be useful close up.” I say as I notice the sun starting to set.
“Let’s eat!” I say putting my pokedex away.
We walk over to the fire and take the pot of stew off the fire, I pour her some of her pokefood and sit down and eat the slightly burnt stew.
After dinner, we put out the fire and crawl into the tent and quickly fall asleep.
Post by girl-like-substance on Aug 14, 2018 18:27:22 GMT
Hi, welcome to the forums! It's always good to see a new face. And I think there's definitely the bones of something good here with your story. A good journeyfic kind of depends on the little details that make it special, and there are some excellent little details in this; I love the way Dakota has premier balls rather than poké balls, for instance. That's a lovely little character touch: he's really been preparing, hasn't he? This journey means a lot to him, you can tell. He cared enough about this that he wanted to go the extra mile to make it special – or his parents cared enough (and knew his views well enough) to do so on his behalf. It's super cute.
There's a similar nice touch of personality when Dakota learns why Scarlett's been eating the food he makes her with her horn-jaws rather than her regular mouth. Just like the thing with the premier balls, this creates a sense of character – and of a history to these relationships. You get the feeling that these people know each other really well, that we're joining them partway through their lives together.
So there's definitely something good here, but there are a few big barriers to it actually reaching your reader. Grammar and presentation counts for a lot – the clearer you can be in that regard, the more easily a reader can actually get what you're trying to communicate, and therefore the better the experience for both reader and writer. That's the big place where the story is currently lacking. You have a lot of long, run-on sentences (that is, a sentence that's actually two or more sentences stuck together in an ungrammatical way, which is often hard to read) and a lot of minor but persistent errors – missed capital letters and full stops, for instance, as well as a lot of duplicated and misspelled words – which both get in the way of the story you're trying to tell. Here's an example:
My alarm goes off causing me to groggily sit up in my bed and turn it off, I lay back back down to go back to bed but suddenly remember that today is an important day, I throw my covers off and jump out of bed and hurriedly start getting dressed.
This paragraph has been formatted as one sentence, but it's actually three; both of the commas here should be full stops. Generally speaking, it's much harder for a reader to get lost with a shorter sentence than with a long one – and with a long sentence that has multiple independent clauses (to get technical for a second), it's really easy to lose track of what's happening.
Another area where your formatting makes things harder to read than they need to be is with dialogue. There are two mistakes you tend to make with dialogue, both of which have to do with how it's joined to narration. One is where you have no punctuation before the attribution (that is, 'she said', etc.)―
“So Scarlett is still sleeping huh” mom asks
―and another is where you use a full stop where you should use a comma―
“Oh, that sounds nice.” I say
There always needs to be some punctuation at the end of a piece of dialogue. Usually, if it's going to be followed by an attribution, that will be a comma, but obviously it can also be a question or exclamation mark. To repunctuate the examples I've used:
“So Scarlett is still sleeping, huh?” Mom asks
“Oh, that sounds nice,” I say
If a line of dialogue doesn't have an attribution at the end, you can end it like any other sentence, with a full stop.
I've already mentioned that there are some other presentation issues here, with misspellings and such, which could be caught with more proofreading; maybe a beta reader would be helpful? Even something as simple as reading back what you've written aloud can show you quite a lot about the way you write – if something doesn't sound right, you definitely notice it when you do that!
But like I say, if you could polish up the presentation, there's definitely the start of a decent journey fic here! Like – one other thing I like is the way that you take care to show Dakota and Scarlett actually bothering to stop and train. It's something that gets mysteriously left out of a lot of trainer fics, despite the fact that you'd think it's a fundamental part of being a trainer, and I always love it when I see people paying attention to that stuff. And it looks like there's a bit of a mystery brewing too, with Dakota's errant friend somewhere out there to be found. I'll be interested to see how that pans out!
Post by fattymccatcat on Aug 16, 2018 14:07:13 GMT
Thank you for the feedback!
I know there are a lot of mistakes, mostly punctuation, I've been trying to go back and fix some of the major mistakes in the early pages but its difficult because I honestly just don't know a whole lot about how punctuation works
The truth is I started writing this story as a personal escape two years ago when I was in a dark place, so I wasn't really paying attention, I was just writing to help solidify the story in my head to make the escape more real
But as things calmed down I realized the story had grown important to me and that the few people who had read it kinda liked it, so Im trying to make it readable, not outstanding or perfect. Just readable, and I feel that as the story progresses it has gotten a bit better?
that's the goal, make each post a little better than the last.
I'm rambling sorry, anyway I'm trying to learn how to punctuate things and I'll try to catch typos and things to the best of my ability.
Post by fattymccatcat on Aug 16, 2018 14:19:25 GMT
I wake up to Scarlett sprawled across me, snoring loudly.
I roll her off of me and head outside.
Judging by how high in the sky the sun is I’d say we overslept
I do a few stretch’s and then start a fire and make breakfast.
After its ready I do my best to wake Scarlett up. after a bit of a struggle she gets up and we eat breakfast.
After that we put our stuff away, put out the fire, and continue on our way.
After about an hour we notice someone walking toward us on the dirt path.
The boy waves at us and excitedly runs up to us.
“Hey, is this the way to sandgem?” He asks
“Yeah, follow this path and you will eventually get there.” I say
“Finally!” he shouts
Then he notices scarlett
“Whoa, what pokemon is that?” He asks
“She’s a Mawile” I say proudly
“Hey, do you want to battle?” He asks
“Sure! You ready for your first battle Scarlett?” I ask
“Maw!” She says with a smile
We step apart and Mawile steps out in front of me.
The boy grabs a pokeball from his waist and summons his pokemon.
Out of the light pops a small dark grey and white bird with a little swoop on its head.
I grab my pokedex.
Starly - The Starling Pokemon - Normal/Flying - They flock in great numbers, if the flock gets too big however they start to bicker. Though small, they flap their wings with great power.
I put my pokedex away, and ready myself for the battle.
“Starly, quick attack” he yells and starly shoots toward Scarlett.
“dodge!” I yell
Scarlett jumps to the left but starly corrects in the air and slams into Scarlett at full speed, then fly’s into the air
“Starly wing attack!” He yells and starlys wings start to glow as it drops back down to Scarlett’s level and flys toward her
“Blast it with fairy wind!” I yell
Scarlett spins and opens her jaws, shooting a blast of sparkly pink wind toward starly who seems unaffected, and as starlys glowing wing slams into scarlett she fly’s backwards and collapses at my feet.
Starly fly’s back and lands on the boys shoulder
“Looks like its my win” he says as I pick Scarlett up.
“Yeah… You ok Scarlett?” I ask holding her in my arms
“Maw” she says with a sigh
“Well I gotta get going, be careful on your way to Jubilife, the path gets pretty confusing” he says as he walks off.
“Can you walk? Or do you want me to carry you for a bit?” I ask
“Mawile” she says with another sigh as she jumps from my arms.
We continue down the dirt path and the woods start getting thicker and trail gets rougher.
“Huh, its getting hard to find the path, watch your step” I warn Scarlett
We continue walking and the path completely disappears.
“Uh oh.” I say taking out my pokenav pulling up the map.
“Ok according to the gps, we are…. Lost.” I say with a sigh
“How did we get so far off course?” I ask as Scarlett shrugs.
“it’s getting late too…” I say a bit worried
Then I notice a clearing on the map.
“Scarlett, the map says to go this way” I say pointing towards the thickest part of the forest
A look if worry spreads across her face.
As we walk and the sun starts setting I take out my flashlight.
As were climbing over roots, I hear something strange.
“Do you hear that Scarlett? Is that… music?” I ask, and Scarlett nods
we decide to follow the sound and as we get closer, the sun sets and a full moon starts to shine down, its bright enough we don’t need the flashlight.
Then between some trees we see the clearing we were looking for, and standing among the wildflowers are a bunch of small red and yellow bug pokemon, they have yellow stomachs and have a yellow disk like collars, on their heads they have large black antenna that sway as they waddle around on their tinny feet, i motion to Scarlett to stay quiet, then I take out my pokedex and turn on silent mode, and point it at the pokemon.
Kricketot - The Cricket Pokemon - Bug - its small feet make it sway its head back and forth causing its antennae to hit each other creating a sound like a xylophone
They start to form a circle in the meadow and I take out my camera, they starts swaying back and forth a bit randomly at first, at this point it sounds like someone threw a box of xylophones down a flight of stairs, but as time passes they start moving in unison, and it turns into a beautiful melody
Scarlett smiles up at me as we lay there, listening to the moonlight melody, occasionally snapping a few pictures.
As the moon rises higher, I snap a photo I really like, all the kricketot dancing and smiling, the moon right behind one that jumped into the air, a few flower petals kicked up into the breeze.
I go to show Scarlett, but she’s nodding off, I tap her shoulder and signal that its time to go, we sneak away to find a place to sleep, but since the floor is so rough and covered in branches and roots, and since the weather is nice, I decide to take out the hammock and hang it between two trees, lay the sleeping bag down as cushioning and throw the blanket and pillow onto it.
We lay down and Scarlett falls asleep immediately, as I listen to the kricketots Concert echoing through the woods, I soon drift off as well
Post by fattymccatcat on Aug 16, 2018 15:44:38 GMT
Today I wake up as the light breaks through the trees, its pretty early, and I can see my breath in the morning air.
After getting Scarlett up, we quickly start heading in the direction of Jubilife city.
After about an hour of walking, we break through some trees and onto a dirt road.
In the distance I can see Jubilife’s tallest buildings poking over the tree tops.
“Look Scarlett, its the city! Let’s go!” I say excited
We start running toward the city, breaking past the towns entryway, Scarlett a little bit ahead, we fall to the ground panting.
“Dang, you actually beat me this time” I say with a laugh
“Maw!” She says smiling raising her arms into the sky victoriously.
I walk into the pokemon center, and get in line.
“Oh yeah, maybe I can ask nurse joy if Sasha’s staying here? I wonder if that’s allowed.” I say
As we step up to the counter nurse joy smiles
“Hello, how can I help you today?” Nurse joy asks
“Are there any rooms available? I plan on staying in town for a bit and need a place to stay” I ask
She types some stuff into the computer and smiles
“We have a few rooms available, however they are shared rooms, so you will be staying with someone.” She says
“That’s fine, just put me anywhere” I say
“Great, will that be all?” Nurse joy asks
“Uh actually, I’m looking for an old friend and was wondering if you have seen her, or if she’s staying here?” I ask
“Well, I can’t give you any personal information, but if you describe her, I can tell you if I’ve seen her.” Nurse joy says
I try my best to recall her appearance from when we were kids
“Uh, her name is Sasha, she had like messy purple hair, and long eyelashes, and piercing purple eyes, pretty, like a galaxy! And uhhh” I say tripping over my words trying to think of more descriptors
Nurse joy giggles
“What?” I ask
Nurse joy points behind me, I turn around and look up at a girl a few inches taller than me, messy purple hair, long eyelashes, and piercing purple eyes, wearing a fancy black and purple dress.
“Hello Dakota, it is nice to see you again” Sasha says in her monotone voice
“Ha, yeah, you look good too, how about we go to a cafe and catch up?” I ask slightly embarrassed for some reason
“Sure” Sasha says
I turn back to nurse joy
“Uh, thanks for the help, I’ll be back later.” I say as I turn to walk away
“No problem, have a nice day” she says with a smile
I walk outside with Scarlett and I regain my composure a bit
“Well, that was embarrassing, but whatever, im glad we met up with her so soon. I’m sure you two will get along” I say with a smile
“Maw?” Scarlett asks inquisitively
“how do I know her?” I ask
“Way back before you hatched, when I was just a kid, I’d go over to sandgem to play since there wasn’t really any kids around my age in twinleaf, I’d mostly play with Sasha. She was cool, unfortunately she wasn’t popular with other kids her age, some people found her creepy, but I never understood why, we spent a lot of time together, but I haven’t seen her in like two years, I’d been too busy focusing on learning to be a trainer, I felt bad about not going to see her recently though” I say
“Its fine, I was busy studying as well” Sasha says from behind, making me jump a little
“Ha, I forgot how stealthy you can be” I say
“So why were you looking for me?” Sasha asks
“Well, first, and most importantly, I wanted you to meet my partner Scarlett, and vice versa” I say gesturing down to Scarlett
Sasha crouches down
“Hello Scarlett, its nice to meet you.” Sasha says extending a hand
“Mawile” she says shaking her hand with a smile
“I’d like you to meet my partner as well.” Sasha says grabbing a pokeball from her waist.
From the pokeball springs a small, tan, fluffy, pokemon with a long ear, and a short ear, and it has a scar on its right leg.
I take out my pokedex
Buneary - The Rabbit Pokemon - Normal - This pokemons arms and legs are weak, however by coiling and extending it’s ears it can release tremendous force, enough to smash a boulder. It keeps one ear coiled at all times, ready to strike back with a fierce counterattack.
“This is buneary, my partner” Sasha says picking buneary up.
“Nice to meet you buneary.” I say
“maw” Scarlett says waving up at buneary
“Bun bun!” Buneary says waving with a smile
“Shall we head to the cafe? I’m starving.” I say with a laugh
“i believe there is a one near here” Sasha says as she leads us through jubilife
Post by fattymccatcat on Aug 16, 2018 16:28:09 GMT
“Buneary was amazing, she was so agile, we are gonna need to do a lot more training” I say still carrying Scarlett who sighs
“Yeah, she likes moving around” Sasha says
“I have a question though, I thought defense curl was a move where you curled up into a stationary ball, I saw a geodude use it on TV one time, the announcer says its a move that raises the pokemons defense.” I ask
“As I was studying about pokemon in my mothers library I found this” she says reaching into her bag and pulling out an orange book, it has a picture of a shirtless man in a lab coat on the back.
“Professor kukui’s super guide to pokemon moves, Woo!” I read aloud confused
“If you read it you will understand, I was thinking of sending it back to mother, but you can borrow it” sasha says as the sun sets and we walk into the pokemon center.
We wait in line for a bit and then we walk up to the counter when its our turn.
“Hello, how may I help you today?” Nurse joy asks
“I want to check in my pokemon, and ask what my room number is? I forgot to ask earlier” I say
“I’d like to check in my pokemon as well” Sasha says
Nurse joy types something into the computer.
“please scan any device holding your trainer card” nurse joy says sliding a machine towards us.
Sasha scans her pokenav and I scan the pokedex.
A few moments later a chansey walks out holding a tray.
“OK, please return your pokemon to their pokeball and place them on the tray” nurse joy says with a smile.
“My pokemon doesn’t like being in its ball, does it need to be in its ball?” I ask
“I understand, if your pokemon can walk they can simply follow chansey” nurse joy says
Sasha puts buneary into her pokeball and I set Scarlett down, Sasha places the pokeball into the slot on the tray and Scarlett follows chansey as they disappear into the back.
“Now, you are staying in room seven. The front door gets locked at eleven pm and opens at 6am, if you aren’t inside when the door locks you will have to come back when it opens tomorrow” nurse joy says
“Alright, thank you” I say waving goodbye to nurse joy
We start walking towards the boarding area.
“So what room are you in Sasha?” I ask
“Four” she says
We walk into the boarding area, as with every pokemon center, there’s a lounge with a tv, a bookcase filled with materials for trainers to study, in a few side rooms there’s a bunch of useful places such as a communications room for video calls, a trade machine room, a small communal kitchen, a washer and dryer for doing laundry, and a bunch of rooms for wandering trainers to stay in, each room has a desk, a bathroom with a shower, and two bunk beds.
There’s a few people around as we walk in, one girl is watching a pokemon contest on the TV, a guy is cooking in the kitchen, and some people are chatting at a table nearby.
“I’m probably just going to head to bed, I want to get up early tomorrow” I say to Sasha
“Yeah, I have somewhere I need to be tomorrow morning as well” Sasha says
“okay, goodnight” I say with a yawn
“Goodnight” Sasha says heading off toward her room and I do the same
I walk into the room, two of the beds have stuff on them, and one has someone asleep in it, so I quietly take the unclaimed bed. I put my stuff down and head to the bathroom and take a shower, then change into my pajamas. Then I head back to my bunk, I move my stuff out of the way by putting it under the bed.
The bunks seem to have a little privacy curtain. So I climb into bed and I close my curtain, I notice that there’s also a little overhead light for reading, I remember the book Sasha gave me but decide to read it another day, then I lay down and soon after fall asleep
Post by fattymccatcat on Aug 17, 2018 13:01:04 GMT
I wake up and for a second i panic because Scarlett isn’t next to me, but remember I checked her in with nurse joy and breath a sigh of relief
“Guess I’ll have to get used to that…” I whisper to myself as I pull out my pokenav and check the time
I quietly pull back the curtain and head toward the bathroom, I get dressed, grab my stuff, and then head out into the lounge and into the kitchen, and myself a quick breakfast.
After eating I head out into the lobby, behind the counter is nurse joy, and there’s quite a line, after about ten minutes I walk up to the counter
“I’m here to withdraw my pokemon” I say to nurse joy
I scan my pokedex and nurse joy types something into the computer, after a few moments chansey and Scarlett walk out from the back, Scarlett runs up an jumps into my arms almost throwing me off balance.
“Good morning Scarlett” I say with a laugh
“Mawile” she says with a big smile.
After feeding Scarlett her breakfast we leave the pokemon center and head to the pokemart, I buy a few things for training and then go to the park from yesterday.
“Ok, time to train!” I shout
“Mawile!” Scarlett shouts
I take out a balloon, put a small rock in it and blow it up.
“OK, I’ve been thinking of ways to train your moves, I managed to think of a few, but im not sure how effective they might be, so let’s start with fairy wind, it seems to be really weak at the moment, Use fairy wind to shoot this balloon into the air” I say tossing the balloon up toward Scarlett
Scarlett gets below it and starts to blow sparkly pink wind upward at the balloon, it moves up into the air a little, but quickly falls to the ground.
After a few attempts the balloon shifts violently and plummets to the ground and pops, and Scarlett falls to her hands and knees panting
“Good job, it looked like the balloon went a bit higher on the last one” I say patting Scarlett’s head, handing her a bottle of water.
After a few moments of rest we move on to the next part of training.
“next is iron head” I say taking a bunch of small flags out of my bag.
I place two of them in the ground about ten feet apart.
“You all rested up?” I ask Scarlett, who nods and stands up
“Great, use iron head, and go from flag to flag” I say
Scarlett stands in front of one of the flags and crouches down like a runner. I yell out “go!” and Scarlett’s body glows a metallic white as she fly’s toward the other flag. She repeats this action a few times before stopping and falling to the ground exhausted.
“OK, looks like we over did it a bit” I say scooping her up.
“That’s enough for today” I say
“Maw?” Scarlett asks making a chomping motion with her jaws.
“Are you asking about bite? I couldn’t think of a way to train it” I say with a shrug
“Anyway, let’s go get lunch” I say causing Scarlett’s Stomach to growl
We head over to a nearby food cart and purchase some sandwiches.
Post by fattymccatcat on Aug 17, 2018 13:09:26 GMT
After we finish our lunch we decide to head toward a tree I saw on our way to the food cart, its out of the way and has plenty of shade, we sit down and relax.
I pull out the book Sasha gave me yesterday.
“Professor kukuis super guide to pokemon moves, woo!” Did they need to add the woo?“ I ask myself
I open the book and start reading.
After about an hour I finish the first chapter, im surprised, for a book with such a silly name, it reads more like a scientific paper, or report. I close the book, and Scarlett wakes up, I guess she fell asleep at some point.
"Maw?” She asks pointing at the book
“You want to know about what I just read?” I ask and Scarlett nods
“All right, well… To summarize it…
The first chapter was about "move variety” and it explains how even if two of the same kind of pokemon know the same move, how the move works can vary wildly depending on how the pokemon was trained, the Pokemon’s physique or personality, or even the environment.
The differences are mostly seen in physical moves, as they are the most apparent, however special moves are also known to have differences, its just harder to notice them.
The example it gave was the move pound. Three machops were taught pound, and went to train with two martial artists, and one went with a scientist, one of the martial artists was a boxer, and the other a kickboxer.
When the machops were brought back together after some time had past they were asked to demonstrate there moves on a punching bag.
When asked to use pound, the one who went with the scientist, slapped the punching bag, the one that went with the boxer punched the bag, and the one who went with the kick boxer kicks the bag. All three were using the move pound, yet the method they used differed.
So its said there’s no wrong way to use a move, if a move isn’t working how you want it, change your training, or environment.“ I stop and take a swig of water
"So that explains why bunearys defence curl works like that, Sasha did say she likes to move around” I say to scarlett
Scarlett looks a little lost, and then something catches her attention.
There was someone walking toward us with a smile on his face, he is nicely dressed and has well kept hair, about my age, and when he finally reaches us he turns his attention to scarlett
“Hello! I’m ruche, that’s a nice Mawile you got there” he says looking up at me
“Oh, thank you. Her name is Scarlett” I say standing up and dusting myself off
“Well its nice to meet you Scarlett” he says smiling down at her
“My friend would be so jealous that I got to meet a Mawile, she like steel types, can I get a picture with her? I want to send it to my friend to mess with her” he says with a laugh.
“If its fine with Scarlett go ahead” I say
“Scarlett can I get a picture with you?” Ruche say crouching down eye level with her.
Scarlett nods and ruche takes out his pokenav
“I can take it” I say
“Oh thanks” ruche says handing me the pokenav.
Scarlett wraps her jaws around his shoulder and opens it, so the camera can see strait into its mouth. The two of them smiling innocently next to this horrifying gaping maw is amazing to see.
I snap the picture and hand it back to ruche. He looks at the picture and laughs. Then he types something in to the pokenav, I guess sending it to his friend.
“That’s great. Im sure she will freak out" Ruche says with a triumphant smirk
Then he looks like he’s considering something for a moment, before taking a pokeball out of his pocket
Post by fattymccatcat on Aug 17, 2018 13:20:03 GMT
We all walk to the battle field area in the park and wait for a field to open up.
After the current battle finishes, we step onto the field and into our trainer boxes, as someone volunteers to referee.
“Scarlett, let’s get our first win” I say and Scarlett smiles and nods
Scarlett runs out onto the field and gets ready.
“Time to introduce my partner” ruche says throwing his pokeball.
With a flash of red light, a small blue and black pokemon appears, wearing a striped scarf.
I take out my pokedex.
Riolu - The Emanation Pokemon - Fighting - This pokemon has the peculiar power of being able to see emotions such as joy and rage in the form of waves, they use this power to communicate. Its tough enough to run through the night, and its also a hard worker, but its still just a youngster.
I put my pokedex away.
The stage is set
“Scarlett iron head!” I yell
Scarlett glows a metallic white and kicks off the ground, flying toward riolu.
“Riolu, agility!” Ruche yells
Riolu hops twice and disappears right as Scarletts attack would have landed.
Scarlett lands and looks around as riolu appears behind her.
“Look out!” I yell
“Low kick” ruche yells
Scarlett spins around as riolu sweeps Scarlett’s legs with its leg knocking her down
“Low kick again!” Ruche yells
“Bite” I yell
Riolu goes to kick Scarlett while she’s down but her jaws swing around and catch his foot, riolu screams out in pain
“Throw it and use iron head!” I yell
Scarlett’s jaws flick riolu into the air and she scrambles to her feet, and starts glowing a metallic white and kicks off the ground and fly’s at riolu.
“Counter!” Ruche yells
Riolu’s body starts glowing blue as Scarlett’s iron head lands sending riolu flying. They both land and riolu struggles to its feet.
“Do it!” Ruche yells
The blue aura surrounding riolu’s body concentrates into its fist, and riolu charges at Scarlett.
“Dodge it” I yell
Scarlett tries to dodge but riolu is too fast, the glowing fist makes contact with Scarlett’s stomach send her violently flying backwards past me and out of the field. She stops a few feet behind me and doesn’t get up.
“Mawile is unable to battle, riolu is the winner!” The referee announces
I run over to Scarlett and pick her up.
“are you ok?!” I ask worried
“maw…” She says rubbing her stomach
Ruche and riolu walk over.
“That was a good battle, how’s Scarlett?” ruche asks
“A bit sore, but fine over all, right?” I ask and Scarlett nods
“That’s a strong partner you got there” I say
“You too” ruche says with a laugh
“Riolu Ri” riolu says standing proudly puffing out his chest and putting his paws on his waist
Scarlett taps my arm, wanting to be put down, she says something to riolu and they run off to play.
“Don’t go too far!” I yell
Ruche and I sit down on a nearby bench.
“So I noticed you have a camera, are you trying to be a pokemon photographer?” Ruche asks
“i don’t really know, right now its more of a hobby. At the moment I just want to get stronger and see the world” I say grabbing my camera from my belt.
“A journey huh, that… Sounds nice” ruche says with a sad look in his eyes
After a moment of silence Ruche’s pokenav dings, and before he can reach for it it dings four more times, he opens it and starts laughing
“My friend saw the picture we took earlier and is freaking out, I already have ten messages" he says with a big smile, the sadness from before long gone
As the phone continues to ding with new messages rich smirks
“You know, if you want to get stronger, the gym challenge might be right up your alley” he says
“The gym challenge huh. I hadn’t really considered that,” I say
“You know what, yeah, that’s a great idea!” I say
“You can easily sign up at any pokemon center” ruche says
“Thanks! I think I’ll go do that” I say standing and calling Scarlett over.
“Lets register each other in the pokenav” ruche says
After we do that ruche puts riolu back in its ball
“So, what are you doing tomorrow?” I ask
“I’ll be leaving town. I have an errand to run in the next town over” ruche says again with sadness in his eyes
“Well, I’m sure we will meet again, I can feel it. When we do, I’ll introduce you to my friend Sasha” I say with a smile
“That would be nice.” Ruche says
We part ways and I head over to the pokemon center
Post by fattymccatcat on Aug 17, 2018 13:28:24 GMT
I walk into the pokemon center and up to the counter
“Hello, how may I help you today?” Nurse joy asks with a smile
“I’d like to register for the pokemon gym challenge, I was told I can do it here” I say
“Thats correct, in the lounge there is a blue machine in the corner, You use that to register” nurse joy says with a smile
“Thank you” I say running off toward the lounge area
I walk up to the machine and hit the start button.
The screen shows the basic information about the gym challenge, in each region there’s eleven active gyms at any time, each with its own rules, gym leaders, and badges. You need eight badges to enter the pokemon league conference held once a year, if you win the conference you gain the right to challenge the elite four. If you beat them all you can challenge the champion for their title.
It asks me if I would like to register for the sinnoh pokemon league challenge.
I click yes and scan my pokedex with my trainer card in it.
It says that you may take however long you want to gather the eight badges, but once you use the eight needed to enter the conference they are no longer valid. If you wish to participate in the Sinnoh conference again, you will need to go get eight more badges.
Then it shows a map of sinnoh, marking the towns all eleven gyms are in, and prints out a map for me.
Then the screen changes and it says I can design a custom badge case.
The first option is and eight badge case. Where you can pick which badges your going for, so there’s already indents in the foam for them.
An eleven badge case, that has indents for all eleven badges.
Or a zero indent case, with no indents in the foam in case you don't know which badges you plan on going for.
I consider going for the zero model, but then decide to go with the eleven badge case.
It says i can pick the colors, so i choose a white case with a black pokeball on the front. It etches my name in the inside of the lid.
After five minutes the machine spits out the case from a slot on the front.
Its warm as it was just 3D printed.
I hand it to Scarlett because she seems interested in it.
The screen reads “good luck with your gym challenge” and then shuts off.
I turn around and Sasha is standing there waiting for us
“Oh, hey Sasha” I say walking over to her.
“So you signed up for the gym challenge. Good luck.” Sasha says in her monotone voice, giving a thumbs up.
“Thanks. So what did you do today?” I ask
“Bought some supplies” Sasha says
“Neat. So do you have anything left to do in Jubilife?” I ask
“No” she says
“Do you want to leave town tomorrow then?” I ask
“Sure, where are we going?” Sasha asks
“According to this map I just got, there’s a gym in a town called Oreburgh, I was thinking of heading that way” I say
“Sounds fine to me, I have something to do so I’ll see you tomorrow” Sasha says
“Ok, let’s meet tomorrow at seven?” I suggest
“Sure” Sasha says heading to her room.
I go back out into the lobby and up to nurse joy, and check Scarlett in for the night for a check up.
Post by fattymccatcat on Aug 18, 2018 17:24:24 GMT
My alarm goes off and I get up and get showered and ready.
I grab all my stuff and head for the lobby.
I get in line to get Scarlett and then I see Sasha out of the corner of my eye and wave her over.
“Good morning” Sasha says
“Good morning” I say back
We wait in line, while waiting i keep an eye on who walks into the lobby until we finally reach the front of the line and walk up to the counter
“How may I help you two today?” Nurse joy asks as we scan our devices
“We are here to check out our pokemon and check out of our rooms” I say and Sasha nods in agreement
Nurse joy types something into the computer and chansey walks out holding bunearys pokeball and Scarlett following behind, yawning.
“Well, you are all checked out. I hope in the future you will rely on the many other pokemon centers and nurse joys” nurse joy says with a smile.
“We will. Thanks for all your help nurse joy” I say
“Thank you very much” sasha says
“Maw!” Scarlett says with a smile
We leave the pokemon center and go and have breakfast at a cafe
After that we start heading towards the edge of town
I take one last look around as we pass through an archway and leave town.
After about an hour the town disappears behind the trees.
“Looks like its all forest until we reach a cave, then Oreburgh is on the other side of the cave” I say looking at my pokenav, sighing.
“Don’t like forests?” Sasha asks
“Huh? Oh no that’s not it, I was hoping we would run into someone but it looks like he was going to a different town or we missed him” I say a bit disappointed
“I see” Sasha says
After about a few hours of walking through the dense trees they start to thin a bit and a path appears.
“I wasn’t expecting the path to be that rough…” I say already tired
Then on the breeze I smell something delicious.
“Do you smell that? That smells great” I say
Scarlett sniffs the air and smiles, then runs off toward the source of the smell
“Wait, come back” I yell as we chase her through the trees
We stumble into a clearing and the smell is everywhere. In the middle of the clearing was a pot on a stove, and sitting next to it was ruche reading a book and riolu relaxing in the sun.
“Dakota?” Ruche says startled looking up from his book
“Ruche!” I say happily walking over.
“Sasha, this is who I was just talking about. Ruche, this is the friend I said I’d introduce next time we met.” I say with a big smile
“Well, its nice to meet you” ruche says
“Hello” Sasha says playing with her necklace
“What are you two doing here?” Ruche asks.
“We are on our way to Oreburgh. We smelled something delicious, and Scarlett ran off after it” I say with a laugh.
“Oh, well would you like to join us for breakfast, there’s plenty” ruche says with a smile.
I look at Sasha and she nods.
“We would love to” I reply happily
Scarlett and riolu are playing tag in the field.
Sasha let’s buneary out so she can go play as well.
“Oh a buneary!” Ruche says excitedly pulling out a small book from his pocket.
He takes a pencil and starts sketching buneary.
“Oh, you draw pokemon?” I ask curiously
“Well, yes, you see it helps with my work” ruche says without stopping his sketching
“Work?” I ask
“I didn’t tell you? I want to be a pokemon fashion designer. I like making outfits based on pokemon, and I really love making accessory’s for pokemon to wear” ruche says happily
“Cool, can I see it when your done?” I ask
After a few minutes of silence and sketching he shows us the page.
It has an extremely detailed sketch of buneary and some notes about how she moves.
Next to that is a few ideas for accessory’s, some already crossed out.
“Woah, that’s great!” I say
Sasha nods in agreement while playing with her necklace again
“Do you have a page for Scarlett?” I ask
“I do!” Ruche says flipping through the book
Sasha walks off and starts playing with the pokemon
Ruche sees this and gets close.
“I don’t think your friend likes me very much” Ruche whispers
“Huh? Oh right, She isn’t good around new people. It takes her time to get used to someone, it was really bad when she was a kid. It took her six months to say anything to me, it seems she’s gotten a little better, I mean you got a "hello” right?“ I say with a smile
"Oh I see, well I’m glad she doesn’t dislike me” ruche says with a laugh
“Yeah, just give her time and space and I’m sure you two will get along great” I say patting him on the back
“Sure thing” ruche says
“Now, let’s look at that Scarlett page” I say
Ruche hands me the book, on the page is a beautiful drawing of Scarlett and notes about how she moves in and out of battle. As well as ideas for accessory’s however all of them are crossed out.
“I haven’t thought of an accessory for her to wear that wouldn’t obstruct her movements in battle or fall off, but I’m sure I’ll find it” ruche says excited
Ruche stands up and walks over to the pot, and lifts the lid.
“OK, breakfast is ready!” Ruche calls out.
Everyone gathers and sasha pulls a canister of pokemon food out from her bag and hands it to me
“I made some pokemon food for Scarlett” sasha says
“What!? You can make pokemon food? That’s awesome” I say popping open the lid
Inside is a bunch of bright pink pokemon food, that kinda glitters in the sun
“Scarlett, tell me which one of these three you like” she says taking three prices out of the container.
Scarlett tries each one and with each one she gets happier and happier and when she eats the last one her eyes light up and a big smile spreads across her face.
“That one huh” sasha says writing something down in her journal.
“Dakota, non steel types can’t eat these. They have metal in them. Steel types need metal for nutrition but it would severely hurt any other pokemon, please be careful” sasha says sternly.
“Got it” I say pouring the pink food onto Scarlett’s plate and ruche hands her a little dish of the food he made
Sasha looks at riolu.
“Fighting type pokemon food needs to be high in protein…” Sasha mutters to herself
“I didn’t know that, I just get the regular pokefood that’s ok for all pokemon, but he doesn’t seem to like it” ruche says meekly
Sasha takes a canister from her bag and pours it onto riolus plate, then takes a bottle out of her bag and sprinkles some powder over the pokefood.
“What’s that?” I ask noticing Ruche’s worried expression
“Protein powder, its the best I can do on such short notice” sasha says
Riolu, slowly picks up a piece of pokefood and looks to ruche for confirmation, ruche nods and riolu pops it into its mouth, and his eyes light up and his tail wags a little, then he starts stuffing his face
“Wow, thank you. getting him to eat pokemon food is usually a nightmare so I usually give him some of my food” ruche says
“Pokemon can eat the same food as us in small portions, but to them its like a treat, full of fats and sugars, it not healthy to give them to much” sasha says sternly
“O-ok, I’ll be careful from now on” ruche says
Sasha feeds buneary and then the three of us sit down for breakfast.
Post by fattymccatcat on Aug 18, 2018 17:34:22 GMT
After we finish eating we sit down to talk as the pokemon go and play.
“Wow, that was delicious” I say
“Agreed” Sasha says
“Ha, ha, thanks” ruche says happily
“So, ruche, I took your advice and signed up for the gym challenge” I say
“Thats great, I wish you luck, the gym leaders are really strong” ruche says with a smirk
“Yeah! I can’t wait” I say with a big smile
“why are you heading to Oreburgh?” I ask
“Im delivering a package for my mother” ruche says with a sigh.
“I see, how about we head that way together?” I ask
“That sounds great, but after I deliver the package I have to head home” ruche says with a sad look on his face
“Alright. Let’s have some fun on our way to Oreburgh, You okay with this Sasha?” I ask and Sasha nods.
“Uh, there’s something I should tell you if we will be traveling together. I’m… Terrified of poison types, if one gets too close to me I freak out. Its gotten a bit better since I was a kid. I can look at them from afar I’ve even managed to draw a few, but I still can’t get near them” ruche says rubbing his arm
“Well, that’s okay, everyone’s afraid of something, Sasha freezes if she sees a pokemon bigger than her, and I… Don’t laugh but… Mirrors freak me out. If I look into one too long I have a panic attack. I don’t know why though” I say with a nervous laugh
Ruche looks over at Scarlett and seems to remember something
“Oh yeah, my friend wanted me to ask where you caught Scarlett” Ruche asks
“Well, I didn’t catch Scarlett. I hatched her. My dad was working in Hoenn, and he bought a random egg at an egg shop for my birthday. He sent it home and I took care of it until it hatched. The first thing I noticed about her were her beautiful red eyes, which is where her name comes from” I explain with a smile
“That’s cool. I’ve never taken care of an egg myself, I hear its hard” ruche says
“It is, but its very rewarding once it hatches” I say
“Yeah I guess it would be” ruche says with a laugh
We help ruche clean and pack up to leave and call our pokemon back.
We leave the clearing and start walking along the dirt path through the woods toward Oreburgh.
Post by fattymccatcat on Aug 18, 2018 17:58:55 GMT
We walk along the winding dirt path for a few hours and through a break in the trees a small mountain comes into view
“That’s probably a day or two away right?” I ask
“Yeah, that sounds about right” ruche says looking at his pokenav
We keep walking and Scarlett stops so I stop as well, A few moments later I think I hear something, like a rustling sound getting closer.
“What’s wrong?” Ruche asks.
I put a finger to my lips and everyone goes quiet.
The sound gets louder and louder, Scarlett point to the trees a few feet away as a pokemon shoots out of the tree attempting to cross the path to the trees on the other side. The small orange pokemon has a pained expression and is covered in scratches and cuts and starts falling toward the ground.
I immediately rush past Scarlett and jump out to catch the pokemon, just barely managing to cradle it in my arms as we both fall to the ground.
It looks me in the eyes and passes out.
For a second I panic thinking its on fire then realize that it just has a tail made of fire
“Guys, its really hurt” I say worried for the small orange pokemon.
Sasha rushes over and examines it.
“Its exhausted, and has scratches all over, I need to to treat it” Sasha says reaching for her bag.
Behind her I see movement in the trees as something fly’s out at us, I push Sasha back with my free arm, as whatever was thrown whips past her face and into the dirt.
We look at what was thrown and its was a pinecone, it was thrown with enough force to plant it a few inches into the ground.
I look back up to the trees and see two purple pokemon smiling menacingly as they hand a pinecone from their arms to the hand on their tail.
“Run!” I yell scrambling to my feet.
we all start to sprint down the dirt path as pinecones rain down from the trees above us.
I continue cradling the small orange pokemon in my arms protecting it from the pinecones.
I look down at it as it seems to wake up.
“Hey, don’t worry, I’ll protect you” I say with a smile as a pinecone strikes my shoulder, the pain almost makes me drop the pokemon but I power through
“Chim!” The small orange pokemon calls out worried, but I keep smiling.
“There’s a clearing ahead!” Ruche calls out looking up from his pokenav
We all sprint faster as we break out of the trees and into a field. The rain of pinecones stop as we reach the center of the small circular field and we collapse onto the ground exhausted.
After a moment of rest ruche walks off and Sasha grabs a first aid kit from her bag
“Let’s get you healed up” Sasha says walking over to us
The pokemon looks up at me scared
“Don’t worry, she will make you all better, You can trust us” I say with a smile.
I hand the pokemon over to Sasha and she cleans its scratches and puts bandages on ones that are deeper and still bleeding, then gives it some water and pokemon food, and then turns to me.
“Your turn” Sasha says
I look over at my shoulder and my sleeve is red, and as I see it the pain worsens a little more.
I take off my tie and suit vest and unbutton my white long sleeve shirt and toss it aside.
“It seems a piece of pinecone is stuck in your shoulder, it isn’t deep, you won’t need stitches, but this next part is going to hurt” she says taking tweezers from her first aid kit and plucking the shard of wood from my arm. It hurts quite a bit but i hold it in, not wanting to scare the little orange pokemon.
she cleans the wound and starts to bandage me up.
I take out my pokedex while this is happening.
Chimchar - The Chimp Pokemon - Fire - its fiery tail is fueled by gas made in its belly, not even rain can extinguish the fire. The fire burns weakly if the pokemon is sick. Its very agile, and can climb sheer cliffs to live atop the craggy mountains.
“A Chimchar huh” I mutter to myself
Sasha finishes bandaging me up and I put my shirt and vest back on.
As I’m tying my tie ruche walks up to us.
“Yeah anytime I get close to the tree line they start throwing the pinecones. Were stuck here until we deal with them” ruche says
I walk over to Chimchar and crouch next to him
“Do you want to fight them with me?” I ask
Chimchar looks stunned for a moment, and then after a moment of consideration nods.
“What moves do you know?” I ask
Chimchar stands stretches a little.
He puts out his paws and glowing claws form and he starts swiping the air.
“Uh, scratch?” I say not sure as there’s a few moves that look like that.
Chimchar nods then lowers his paws and shoots a small flame into the air from his mouth
“Ember?” I say and Chimchar nods again
“Perfect. Anything else?” I ask and Chimchar shakes it head.
“Okay then, here’s the plan” I say smirking as we huddle together.
Post by fattymccatcat on Aug 18, 2018 18:05:56 GMT
Scarlett, Chimchar, and I walk up to the tree line.
I inhale as much air as i can.
“Hey! Come out here and fight us you purple cowards!” I yell as loud as possible.
A pinecone fly’s from the tree in front of us and Scarlett swats it away with her jaws.
“You think that trick will still work? She’s a steel type, your little pinecones do nothing” I yell as a pinecone fly’s toward Chimchar, Scarlett jumps forward and swats it again. Then the pinecones started flying faster and more frequently, she manages to stop them all. I hear them start yelling in frustration as another volley starts.
“Hang in there Scarlett” I say noticing she’s starting to breath hard.
Then I hear a pokemon yell from the tree as the pinecones stop flying, and then I hear the sound of a scuffle, then suddenly two purple pokemon fly into the field.
“They made it!” I yell happily.
In the tree I see riolu and buneary standing where the purple pokemon were.
Sasha and ruche run out from the trees and riolu and buneary jump down to their sides.
“Okay riolu, keep them from getting back into the trees” ruche says
“You too buneary” Sasha says
“Pom!?” One of the pokemon yells noticing they were surrounded.
I take out my pokedex.
Aipom - The Long Tail Pokemon - Normal - It lives atop tall trees. When leaping from branch to branch, it uses it tail to balance. Its tail is so powerful that it can use it to grab a tree brach and hold itself up in the air. It uses it hand like appendage on its tail for everything because it can be cleverly manipulated, however they use it so often its real hands are very clumsy.
“You have nowhere to run aipom” I say to them
They look at each other and quickly snatch up some pinecones from the ground.
“If its a fight you want, you got one!” I yell
Aipom flings a pinecone at Chimchar
Scarlett block it with her jaws
“Scarlett iron head” I say
Scarlett glows a metallic white and kicks off the ground flying toward an aipom who slaps the ground with its tail and jumps over her.
“Chimchar ember at the one in the air!” I say as Chimchar shoots a small flame at the aipom in the air hitting it and aipom screams.
The other aipom charges at Chimchar and scratches chimchar with its tail hand as the airborne one crash’s down into the dirt next to Scarlett.
“Scarlett, bite! Chimchar scratch it back” I yell
Scarlett’s jaws swing around and clamp down on aipom tail, causing it to yelp in pain.
Chimchar launches forward at aipom and starts swiping with his glowing claws, aipom dodges a few swipes until it steps on a pinecone and falls, Chimchar pounces and furiously claws at aipom, scratching him all over, aipom screams out in pain and uses its tail to push Chimchar away.
The aipom who’s tail Scarlett is still biting tries its best to get away but fails to, it turns and scratches Scarlett across the face, but she doesn’t let go.
“Scarlett throw him at the other aipom!” I yell
Scarlett pivot on the spot swinging her jaws and aipom toward the other aipom who still hasn’t gotten up and let’s go, aipom fly’s and crashes into aipom and they both tumble a few feet.
“Chimchar ember! Scarlett fairy wind!” I yell
They both launch their attacks and they fly toward the aipom, the fairy wind seems to fan the flames of the ember intensifying the flame, as it hits the aipom there’s a small explosion.
When the dust settles, both aipom are unconscious.
“Chim!” Chimchar yells happily jumping up and down before collapsing, exhausted.
Scarlett runs over to me and jumps into my arms with a big smile on her face, she’s panting heavily.
“We did it! We won our first battle!” I say smiling ear to ear.
Ruche and Sasha walk over.
“What do we do with them?” Ruche asks.
“Well, first off, Sasha should heal them, as well as Chimchar and Scarlett” I say
Sasha nods and starts doing that.
Ruche’s looking at his pokenav in the mean time.
“Oh” he says sounding surprised.
“What now” I ask with a sigh.
Ruche tosses me his pokenav.
On the screen was a sketch of two aipom, and a warning that these pokemon are attacking people and pokemon on route 203. There is a reward for information that leads to their capture.
“A bounty? I didn’t know there were things like this” I say
“Yeah, they don’t really advertise it. Some of the pokemon are extremely dangerous. They don’t want any wannabe hero’s going out and getting hurt or worse” ruche says
I hand ruche his pokenav back, and he walks off calling someone. I take a rope from my bag and tie up the aipom once Sasha’s done healing them.
Ruche walks back over and hangs up his phone.
“They are sending a pokemon ranger from Jubilife to pick them up” ruche says
“How do you know about all this?” I ask
“My Dads a pokemon ranger in Canalave, I picked up some stuff about the job over the years” ruche says proudly.
“That’s awesome” I say.
Sasha walks over.
“Chimchar woke up” Sasha says pointing over to Chimchar talking to Scarlett.
I walk over to Chimchar and sit on the grass next to him.
“Chimchar, can we talk for a moment” I say seriously
Chimchar looks nervous and nods.
“Chimchar, do you want to come with me?” I say reaching into my pocket and presenting a premier ball to him.
“I had so much fun battling with you. I want you to come with me on my journey.” I say smiling down at him
He looks at the premier ball then up at me, then over to the aipom, and turns back to me, and smiles.
He touches the button on the premier ball and goes inside.
The ball shakes a few times in my hand and then chimes.
I release him from the ball.
“Glad to have you with me Chimchar” I say grinning ear to ear.
“Maw!” Scarlett says patting him on the back and giving a thumbs up.
Post by fattymccatcat on Aug 18, 2018 18:10:09 GMT
After about a half an hour, a guy riding a large bird lands in the clearing.
I take out my pokedex.
Staraptor - The Predator Pokemon - Normal/Flying - after evolving from staravia they leave the flock to live alone. They have extremely strong muscles in their wings and legs. It can easily fly while carrying people and pokemon. Its never stops fighting even if its injured.
The man hops off and starts walking toward us.
He’s blond and wearing the pokemon ranger uniform.
A bright red short jacket with the ranger insignia on the left sleeve, a bight red cap, with a pair of black goggles around his neck. The rest of his outfit is black and looks easy to move in. Attached on his right arm is a device of some kind, and his belt has many pouches.
He approaches and with a smile introduces himself.
“Hello, I’m quell. I’m from the ranger union, here to pick up a bounty” he says looking around
“I’m Dakota, this is my partner Scarlett” I say gesturing to Scarlett
“Are you the one that called?” Quell asks
“No, that was me” ruche says
“Oh, who caught the aipom?” Quell asks
“We all did” I say
Quell walks over to the aipom and takes two weird looking pokeball from his pouch and tosses them at the aipom and they get sucked inside
Then he notices the blood on my shirt.
“Oh you’re hurt, I can fly you back to town if you want” quell offers with a worried look on his face
“Nah, I already got patched up, if you have anything for the pain though” I say with a laugh
He reaches into one of his pouches and hands me some simple pain medication
“now tell me exactly what happened” quell says
Ruche explains what happened while I go to my bag and grab my water bottle and take the pills.
“Alright, I’ve assessed the situation, since it seems you didn’t go looking for the bounty, I’ve decided I can give you the reward, however don’t think because you won this time you can go looking for more Bounty’s, these were the odd ones out, all the other Bounty’s are usually way more dangerous” quell warns
He reaches into his jacket pocket and takes out an envelope.
“What is the reward anyway?” I ask
“The reward for information leading to their capture was $1000 but the reward for actually catching them is an egg voucher, use it at any egg shop in sinnoh to receive a pokemon egg of your choice” quell says with a smile
“Whoa! Seriously? That’s awesome, but how are we going to split this three ways?” I ask ruche
“I think you should take it, you are the one that battled them” ruche says
“It was your plan, just take it” Sasha says
“thanks guys! I’ll find a way to pay you back though” I say happily putting the voucher safely away.
“Well, I hope the rest of your trip is a safe one” quell says hopping up onto staraptor.
We quietly watch quell fly away.
“Dang, I wanted to see him do the swirly thing with his styler. I’ve only seen it done on TV” I say and ruche laughs
“Yeah it’s pretty cool. My dad let me try once with a practice styler, its really hard” ruche says with a laugh
I stretch a little as the pain in my arm starts to fade.
“So, shall we get going?” I say
“Yes, let’s get go” Sasha says
We grab our bags and set off into the woods once more.
After a few hours of walking through the woods, we set up camp, have dinner, and Scarlett and I pass out exhausted.
Post by fattymccatcat on Aug 19, 2018 16:40:14 GMT
My alarm goes off and I groggily spend five minutes trying to get Scarlett up.
We crawl out of our tent and are greeted by the blinding light of the sun.
We both wince in pain as our eyes try to adjust.
After they do I summon chimchar.
"first we stretch, then we start training” I explain with a yawn
All three of us start stretching, after about five minute’s we stop and move away from the tents
“alright, Scarlett, use iron head to go back and forth between those two trees” I say pointing at a pair of trees about fifteen feet apart.
Scarlett walks over and starts glowing a metallic white as she jumps back and forth between the trees.
“Now, Chimchar, I thought about how to train your moves last night” I say picking up a bunch of sticks from around the forest, then I get a container of water.
“Were going to use these to train both of your moves” I say with a smile
“Char” Chimchar exclaims excited
“first, I’m going to hold a stick in the air, you use ember to hit the tip, lighting it” I say grabbing a stick, and the container of water and holding the stick in the air, standing about five feet away from Chimchar.
Chimchar launches an ember and lights the stick ablaze.
I quench it, grab a dry stick, and then move back a few steps, and we repeat the process, I sometime swinging the stick back and forth increasing the difficulty, he lights it almost every time
“Wow, your aim is fantastic” I say and Chimchar proudly puffs out his chest
I call Scarlett back
“Use fairy wind to dry these sticks a little” I say
I set them up in a row on the floor and Scarlett starts blasting them with pink glittery wind.
After a few minutes she starts breathing a little heavier.
“Alright that’s enough” I say patting her head
I notice ruche and Sasha are up and ruche has started making breakfast
“You're done for today Scarlett, you can go relax with them” I say pointing over to camp
Scarlett runs over with a big smile on her face
“Chimchar, use scratch to cut apart these sticks as I lob them toward you” I say picking up a stick from the pile.
Chimchar nods and his paws grow white glowing claws.
I toss a stick at him and he quickly swipes at it, cutting it to bits.
We continue like this for awhile, about halfway through the pile Scarlett runs back over.
“Maw maw Wile” she says pointing back toward camp
“Breakfast is ready?” I ask and Scarlett nods.
“let’s go” I say picking up Chimchar and heading back to camp, Scarlett running ahead.
“Good job today Chimchar” I say patting his head.
We walk back to camp and the food smells great.
“Good morning Dakota” Sasha says
“Morning guys” I say sitting down at the table
“I hope you guys worked up an appetite, I made a lot” ruche says bringing the food over to the table.
I get Scarlett’s food out of my bag and pour it onto her plate.
“Chimchar, don’t eat the pink food, it has metal in it and will hurt you” I warn as I pour some normal pokefood onto his plate
He nods and starts eating
“I’ll get the supplies to make pokefood for chimchar and riolu in Oreburgh” Sasha says.
“Okay, just tell me how much the materials cost so I can get it to you” I say with a smile
“Yeah me too” ruche says
“Not necessary. I need to learn how to make pokemon food for all different types anyway” Sasha says
“But I would feel bad having you pay for everything” I say
“Its fine, its my moms money” she says
“That… Isn’t better” I say
“How about you let us pay for half” ruche suggests
“If you want to” Sasha says
Me and ruche look at each other and with a resigned sigh we start to eat.
After breakfast we pack up camp and start heading for Oreburgh gate.