I guess that means that I should write a post now. Considering how close Melody is to the next town, I think it would make more sense if they met there rather than finding a reason to keep Melody on the route for a little while longer. So,let me just re-cap on the plan was had earlier. Melody was going to mention something about electricity, and then Zyke (is that his name? I can't quite remember) hears her, and then goes over to talk to her, correct? I think that was it... correct me if I'm wrong.
Ok, let me see what we could do. Ok, so Vyke is sitting up in his tree waiting for somene to pass by, since, as the post said, he wants to get a look at the competition. Melody waltzes by in her usual cheerful manner. Now, from the posts that you've made it's clear the Vyke doesn't like the steam-punk style region of Unova very much, and Melody finds it a little too alien for her liking if I'm honest. Melody coul make some kind of comment about it, maybe flicking through her Pokepedia and realising how much more difficult it is to use than the Pokedex of the other regions. Vyke could think that maybe Melody could help him "make a difference" as the post put it, and then he introduces himself.
Or something along those lines. Have you any ideas?
Hmm... let me have a think. Well, first they have to meet up. Your character has recently ben trying to catch and Audino, correct? If you succesfully catch it, followed by either Melody or one of her Pokemon getting hurt, it could sense that someone nearby was injured, and then rush to help. Even if it doesn't know any healing moves at this kind of level, it would still be concerned and try to help. What do you think?