echo; A KANTO JOURNEY (IC)
Let's see here...where to begin...I'm sorry. I've never been very good with these kinds of things. The name's Hector, by the way. Hector Ayoba. It means Hector the Great. I don't blame it.... *laughs hysterically* Just kidding. I'm not that great. Anyways....let's start. Maybe...breakfast. Yeah. Let's start there. I had a delicious Oran berry sandwich. My mom makes really good Oran berry sandwiches. They make me happy. I like being happy. Wait, I'm supposed to be telling a story. Crap! Well, ten trainers were chosen by none other than the Professor Pine to go and travel the world, mainly to fill up her pokedex. She was very livid about it. We got stage 2 pokemon because SCREW THEM is a legitimate answer to Professor Pine. I was one of the ten trainers. I got Ivysaur, the evolved form of Bulbasaur. His name is Paris. He's my bro. Anyways, I'm gonna tell my story. Listen close, because I'll only tell it once. *the world ripples into a flashback, taking place on a warm, sunny day*
I was sitting there on a warm, sunny hilltop with Paris sitting next to me. "So...." The new pokemon and I weren't exactly friendly yet. The only reaction I've gotten from him was the small bit of interest when I chose his name. Otherwise he kept a blank stare. "What do you wanna do?" The Ivysaur gave a look that suggested that he was bored. "Hey, listen. I'm bored too. We're both in the same boat now." The Ivysaur just stared blankly. Then I thought about lunch and my stomach growled. His growled as well. "Hungry are you?" Paris nodded reluctantly. The key to his heart has been opened: His stomach.
I reached into my handy backpack and produced a savory, succulent Oran berry sandwich. His eyes grew wide when he spotted my prize. I unwrapped it and tore it in half. The scent of deliciousness filled the air. I extended the peace offering out, and he accepts it. With one bite. "Hey, you could've taken my hand off!" He just smirked. I began walking down the small hill nibbling on my sandwich with my little shadow close behind. He was all right. He could be a little friendlier.
By the time I had finished my sandwich we were in town. I crumpled up the used wrapper and tossed into the nearest trash receptacle. “Now, Paris, to the Pokemart!” He nodded, as passive as ever.
I could’ve sworn we got lost a dozen times. I almost got mugged four times. These damned thugs were gonna take my money, but Paris scared them away. All he did was lazily launch a Leech Seed on the wall next to them. The Pokemart was a welcoming sign, with its obnoxiously blue roof. The air conditioning inside was an even bigger relief. “Damn it feels good in here!” That was a little louder than I expected…
The clerk called me over. “Hey kid, did Ms. Pine send you?” When I nodded, he went out into the back. He came out again with a tray of five pokeballs. “She forgot to give these to you when you left.”
“Oh. Thanks.” I took the balls and put them in my pocket.
With that, I exited the building. I was surprised they let me keep Paris out. Oh well. Alright buddy, let’s go.” We moved off to Route 2.
The squat blue otter Pokemon named Dewott came bounding up the hill onto Route 2 with Ben not far behind. The two stood admiring the landscape below. Ben looked down at the Pokemon at his side, then the empty Pokeballs hanging from his belt. He walked over to the shade of a large tree, taking a seat at the base of the trunk as Dewott came and sat across from him. Ben unzipped his pack, taking out the lunch bag that his grandmother had packed the small otter chirped happily at the smell of the food, rubbing her paws together eagerly.
"Yumm. PB&J." He said smiling fondly and handing half of the sandwich to Dewott who nibbled unsure at the end and then gulped the half down quickly, burping loudly, flushing red in the cheeks.
"Haha it's ok girl. Grandma's PB&J are pretty great. I don't blame ya." He took a bite from his own half of the sandwich, chewing thoughtfully and watching the rolling hills and lush forest below.
"We gotta think of a name for you, huh?" Ben said, taking another bite as Dewott nodded, smirking.
"Hmmm. How about Lucy?" Ben asked, grinning. The little blue otter scratched her head, as if in thought, then jumped up and down eagerly.
"Dewwwott!" She said, clapping.
"You like that name? Lucy it is then." He said, finishing his sandwich and taking an apple out of the bag. As he raised it to the light to examine a smudge on one side, the apple was snatched from his hands and he turned to see a strange horse-looking Pokemon standing beside him, gnawing hungrily on the apple and swallowing.
Ben jumped up, almost in shock as he stared at the majestic black form with white down the back of its neck and white stripes across its underbelly. Lucy stared as well, then looked to her trainer, unsure of what to do.
"What kind of Pokemon is that?" Ben said, taking out the Pokedex Professor Pine had given to him he flipped it open and it beamed to life, registering the Pokemon isntantly; Blitzle, the electrified Pokemon. Its mane flashes when it discharges electricity. They use the frequency and rhythm of these flashes to communicate.
"Hmmm. An Electric-type huh?" He looked down at the small Water-type otter at his feet.
"I know that Water-types are weak against a Pokemon like you, Blitzle, but that'll just make you more challenging to catch!" He unsnapped one of the Pokeballs from his belt, taking a few steps back.
"Alright Lucy! Let's see what you can do! Give him an Air Slash attack!" Ben had studied Dewott's moves intensely before leaving the city and he knew how to use them. With a confident cry, Lucy leaped high into the air, glowing a bit around her elbows she flew towards the electric horse and attempted to strike at the chest area. However the Blitzle had other ideas and it sidestepped the attack easily, watching the otter collide with the bushes behind it.
"No! Lucy! Are you okay?" Ben ran over to where she was sitting up, rubbing her head but looking fierce in the face.
"You alright?" Ben asked, deeply concerned. Lucy nodded and got to her feet, gasping and pointing.
"Dew! Dew! Dewott!" Ben turned to see the Blitzle stamping its hoof, angrily blowing air as its crystal white mane crackled and shone with a bright white light as it charged faster than Ben could see and it was all he could do to call out.
"Quick Lucy! Dive out of the way!" Lucy heard the command, but the charge was so lighting-fast that she only barely got out of the way, catching the tail end of the charge in her back, crying out in pain as she tumbled into the dirt path leading away from the city. She lay there for a moment with the electricity crackling around her as Ben came to her side, cradling her in his arms, tears welling in his eyes.
"You don't have to do it. He's too strong for you. We'll catch another Pokemon okay?" He nuzzled the pained blue otter but she grunted defiantly, hopping out of his arms and stamping a foot in the dirt.
"Huh? You wanna keep trying?" She nodded and then took off as Ben turned he could see the Blitzle galloping away across an open plain, neighing triumphantly.
"Alright! We can do this! This Pokemon is strong but that'll make him an even better team member! Go, Lucy! Air Slash to follow him!" At this command the petite blue otter ran as fast as she could and then jumped high into the air again and was off in a flash, hurtling off after the Blitzle landing just behind it.
"Now, Water Gun!" Lucy's jaws expanded and then she released a great burst of water, catching the Blitzle full-on on its back, sending it tumbling to the grass.
"Don't let it recover! Give it a tackle! Everything you got!" Lucy charged after the falling electric horse, smashing into its side with a hardy tackle, sending it tumbling even farther across the plain where it stopped and lay, attempting to stand up. But Ben was already sprinting down the plain, Pokeball in hand. He pressed the button on the front and the ball expanded within his grip to roughly the size of a small apple and he hurled the ball with all his force, sending it flying through the air as the Blitzle turned to him, the ball landing on its chest, opening and releasing forth a bright white light and pulling the horse inside and closing it within. Ben stopped beside Lucy, huffing and breathing roughly he put his hands on his knees, looking down at Lucy who stood with her arms crossed and a smirk of victory.
The ball rocked once, twice, three times and then burst open letting loose the angry Blitzle who came forth with another impossibly fast charge, barely missing Lucy and then turning and charging once more, this time tackling Ben directly knocking him off his feet sending him against a tree trunk where he sunk into the grass. Lucy cried out in anger attempting another tackle but the ticked off Blitzle sidestepped again and continued on back across the plain, this time much faster until it was out of sight. Lucy watched it go for a moment, then remembered Ben, running over to him and lifting his chin, examining him for any cut or bruise.
"Dew? Dew-ott?" She said sadly as Ben's eyes opened slowly and he smiled then winced, clutching his stomach.
"Quite the powerful Pokemon eh Luce?" He said through gritted teeth, pulling himself up to his feet but with every step he took he was in pain and he sunk back against the tree, sighing.
"Maybe we should just rest here for a bit." And with that, he fell asleep.
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Ben woke with less pain in his body than before, but it was still there, lingering. A constant reminder of his failure. He glanced down to see Lucy asleep at his feet, curled in the grass. He stretched and sat up a bit, the blue otter instantly coming awake and jumping to her feet.
"Dew, Dewott?" She said, uncertain as she looked him over.
"No, I'm fine now. That was one heck of a charge though." Ben rose to his feet, shouldering his pack and looking around the plain.
"Wonder where it ran off to." He said.
"Let's head back to the path, maybe we can pick up its trail."
They walked back across the plain with the sun beating down on their backs as they came back upon the path of Route 2. Ben could see distinct hoof prints in the dirt leading down the path and he followed them carefully, Lucy at his heels watching the prints intently. They walked along the path for some time as the trees got more and more dense around them until they could scarcely see around them. The prints remained, however and they kept on them as they lead across stumps in the route and through a patch of grass where they continued on. They walked on for what seemed like hours before the prints stopped at another massive clearing in the brush.
Ben raised a hand to his eyes to get a better view and he could see a small stream below in the field where the Blitzle he'd tried to capture was lapping water alongside three of its own kind.
"Great. Now he's got friends. This won't be easy." He said, glancing down at Lucy.
"You sure you wanna continue?" We can always catch a different Pokemon.
But the little otter was indignant. She put her foot down and pointed at the small group by the stream.
"You're right. This guy's given us some trouble but he's gonna be worth it to add to our team. We can do this."
They started off down the field, trying not to make themselves known but the Blitzle from earlier knew their scent. Its ears perked and it made a cry to its fellows who all stood at attention, staring at the boy and the otter coming across the field. Ben expected a group charge from the small herd but the others strangely backed off and their Blitzle stepped forth, stamping a hoof in the lush emerald grass. He waved his head about, as if taunting Ben.
"You can do this, I know you can." He said to Lucy as they drew near of the herd.
"You've gotta dodge that charge whenever you can and then hit him back even harder. Your water attacks won't do much but you've got Air Slash and your Tackle. You've also got Tail Whip to weaken its defenses."
That's when a light went off in Ben's head; Tail Whip! That was it! The perfect trick they needed to capture this fierce Pokemon.
"Ok, here's the plan," Ben said, squatting down to converse with the squat blue otter.
The Blitzle called out to them as they worked up a plan, stamping his hoof several times and letting his mane shine brightly in the sunlight.
"Alright Lucy! Let's show this guy that we're worthy of training him! Now, use Air Slash!" And with a flash Lucy was flying down the field, elbows aglow but the electric steed was ready. He burst forth with a charge of his own and met the otter head on. But Lucy was more prepared this time, she dove underneath the Blitzle, through its legs and came out behind it, gripping its tail roughly.
"Now! Tail Whip!" Lucy turned in mid-air, whipping the steed with her tail over and over until it was dazed, stumbling around the field as its fellows watched on.
"That's it! Now he's weakened, use Tackle!" The fierce otter landed for only a moment before she was in the air once more, slamming into the Blitzle full on in the face, nearly a headbutt. The horse floundered for a moment, stepped back and sank to the grass, attempting to raise itself up as its whole body crackled with electricity.
"Quick! Tackle it again with your full force!" Lucy gave a resounding battle cry and sped off up the field as the Blitzle got to its hooves and prepared a charge the otter crashed into its chest, sending it to the grass once more and this time, it stayed down.
"That's the ticket!" Ben called out, hurling the Pokeball from before at the fallen steed, the same white light from earlier snatching it inside and closing, dropping to the grass where it gave off a fierce shaking, Ben sighed, expecting another failure but suddenly a red light appeared on the center of the ball and it stopped, signaling the capture complete.
"Yes! We finally got him!" Ben ran over and picked up the ball, pumping it in the air.
"I caught a Blitzle!" He shouted as the others of the herd backed off and ran away into the trees. Lucy stood at his feet breathing heavy, exhausted but swelling with pride.
"It's all thanks to you, Luce! You really gave it your all! I'm so proud of you girl." He said squatting down and hugging the small otter. He looked at the ball in his hand, seeing the expectant blinking eyes of the Blitzle within.
"Welcome to the team bud! You put up a great battle. I just know you're gonna be a great team member.
And with that, Ben continued on back to Route 2, feeling very happy with his newest team member.
Haha, this is cool. Zoey and Grovyle are like the worst of enemies while Ben and his (adorable female) Dewott are the best of friends. Trainers and pokémon can be really different, which is why it's fun to have this many players to read the creations from.
chapter 1; Proving One's Self-Worth, Part I
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The sun which had hung high over the route for most of the day had now faded nearly all of the way behind the western hills, darkening the landscape a bit but not too badly. Ben was in a bit of a rush. He knew that Blitzle was hurt fairly bad and needed a good rest but Lucy was in a bad way herself, resting atop Ben’s shoulders holding onto his long white hat his grandmother had knitted for him a few weeks ago. The blue otter preferred to stay out of her Pokeball if possible, enjoying the fresh air and wanting to see the world as her trainer did. Judging by the guide book which detailed the various routes and cities he’d packed he could see that there was a rest stop ahead with cabins where traveling trainers could stop and rest their Pokemon and even get a room for the night. He held up the weighted Pokeball in one hand, smiling to himself as he watched the sleeping Blitzle within.
He clipped the ball to his belt and as he continued on down the path he began to come across other new trainers like himself, combing the bushes along the trail for signs of wild Pokemon. One young boy was squatting before a thicket of bushes, his partner, a circular plant looking Pokemon that Ben had never seen before beside him. As he walked, Ben flipped open the Pokedex, aiming it at the strange little thing as the handheld machine registered the entry instantly; Cottonee, the cotton puff Pokemon. They go wherever the wind takes them. On rainy days, their body becomes heavier, so they often take shelter beneath trees.
What a neat Pokemon. Ben thought to himself, looking up at Lucy smirking.
“We’re seeing all kinds of new and exciting Pokemon, huh girl?” The little otter nodded her agreement, resting her chin on Ben’s head.
“I know you’re tired. The rest houses should be just up the road here.” Ben said, looking up the path as far as he could see. Sure enough, far off down the path he began to see a line of cabins and other houses in a huge clearing within the trees.
“There it is! You and Blitzle are gonna get a much deserved rest, girl.” He said, smiling broadly.
They went inside the first building they came to and a young girl behind the counter made a face upon seeing the exhausted Lucy on Ben’s shoulders.
“Your Dewott looks mighty beat young man. You should have let it rest inside a Pokeball.” She frowned as Ben stepped up to the counter, placing Blitzle’s ball in the rack and taking out Lucy’s.
“I know, but the thing is she really hates Pokeballs and doesn’t like to stay in them. I’ve been keeping her out of the sun as much as I can ma’am.” He said, holding up Lucy’s Pokeball.
“You’re gonna need to get in just for a bit so the nice lady can give you a rest okay?” The feisty otter grunted her indignance but reluctantly allowed herself to be recalled into the ball as Ben smiled, placing it beside Blitzle’s ball in the rack.
“Your Pokemon will be feeling much better after a bit of rest. You may explore the grounds or rent a room for the night if you wish. We have a cook in the next house over serving lunch at about this time. Feel free to drop by.” The lady said kindly, taking the tray into the back room.
Ben was sitting on a bench eating a sandwich, watching the other trainers on the grounds with their Pokemon, training or just relaxing in the afternoon breeze. He thought about the tough battle they’d fought to capture Blitzle and he opened the Pokedex, selecting the entry of the electric steed Pokemon, reviewing its moves and behavior, what it liked to eat and so on. He then remembered that Lucy and Blitzle should be healed by now, checking his watch he got up, packing up the rest of the lunch to save for them and he headed back into the rest house as the lady was just coming back to the counter with his Pokeballs in the rack.
“Your Dewott and Blitzle are all better now. They had a nice long sleep and they both seem very happy.” She said, placing the rack upon the counter as Ben collected the two Pokeballs, clipping Blitzle’s back onto his belt and automatically releasing Lucy who stretched big and yawned, scratching her head as she saw Ben she cried out affectionately and hugged his leg.
“It’s good to see you too, girl. You feeling better after your nap?” The cute little otter nodded happily.
“Dew! Dewott!” She cried.
“Awww that’s so sweet. She seems to be a very well taken care of Pokemon!” The lady said.
“Now is there anything else I can do for you? A room for the night? Supplies?”
“Hmm. Well I know Viridian Forest is not far ahead. I wouldn’t want you or Blitzle getting poisoned.” He said frowning down at Lucy.
“2 Antidotes and 3 Potions please.” He said, placing some bills upon the counter as the lady handed the items across and he stowed them in his bag, shouldering it and patting Lucy on the head gently.
“Come to think of it. I don’t want you to have to sleep outside. We’ll take a room as well ma’am.” Ben said, Lucy jumping up and down excitedly.
“Very well, your room will be just up the stairs, the first door on the left.” She said as Ben laid a few more bills on the counter.
“Thank you for all your help ma’am. These rest houses are really great!” He exclaimed heading off up the steps with Lucy in tow.
The room was a fairly big with a single bed in one corner and few other small beds for Pokemon in various spots and a table in the center with water and packaged snacks. Lucy immediately plopped onto one of the small beds and tore open a packet, munching down the treats within, grinning broadly as she dripped crumbs down her chin.
“Awww, I forgot you must be hungry huh? Help yourself I don’t think Pokemon treats are very good for me anyway.” He said with a light chuckle, taking a seat on the bed and setting his pack down before him. He placed the Pokedex on the nightstand beside the bed and took out the guide book and the rest of his meal from earlier, nibbling the sandwich and flipping through the guide book, checking out the pages on Viridian Forest and the different types of Pokemon he would find when he felt a jiggling at his belt, remembering Blitzle he unclipped the ball, smirking.
“You wanna stretch your legs a bit bud, alright! Come on out, Blitzle!” He pressed the button on the center of the ball, which opened and released a beam of white light which took the form of the graceful electric steed who gave a big stretch and neighed contently, glancing around the room and then at the treats on the table where Lucy was on her third packet. The little eager horse Pokemon stepped forward, sniffing at the packets nervously and watching Lucy out of the corner of one eye, unsure of himself in this strange place. The little blue otter smiled at Blitzle, patting him on the head and offering the rest of the treats to him, even opening them for the shy little fella which he gratefully accepted, chomping them down hungrily and swallowing and excitedly eating the rest, nuzzling his mane against Lucy, neighing happily.
“Awww that’s real nice of you Luce, helping out Blitzle like that. He’s gotta be shy you know, he’s used to the open fields of the route. We’ve gotta make him feel at home.” Ben said, admiring the way the two got along.
“I suppose we’ve gotta give you your own name too huh, Blitzle?” The electric horse Pokemon sat beside Lucy, nodding eagerly.
“Hmmm. Well you’re a tough guy when you need to be, and your pretty fast. How about Zeus?” The little electric horse turned its head slightly, as if pondering on the name, then nodded happily.
“Zeus it is! I think that name really suits ya bud.” Ben said, smiling as he lay back on the bed and immediately Lucy hopped up on the bed with him, curling up beside him as Zeus stood at the side of the bed, still unsure of himself.
“It’s okay bud, you can get on the bed too.” Ben said, petting Zeus fondly as the small horse jumped onto the bed, plopping down between Ben’s feet, resting his head on his leg, sighing contentedly.
“There ya go. Now everyone’s comfortable. Let’s see if we can’t get some sleep.”
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Ben awoke with the early morning dawn shining through the window adjacent from the bed, he sat up in the bed, Lucy stirring at his side he glanced down at Zeus who was still sound asleep. He eased himself up out of the bed, stretching big and pulling on his hat. He took a bottle of water and an apple from his bag and sat eating, sharing the apple with Lucy who sat at his side still wiping sleep from her eyes. Zeus, smelling the food, began to wake, stretching himself and hopping down off the bed, nudging Ben’s hand which held the apple until the boy laughed and handed the rest of it to the horse Pokemon who chomped it down quickly and swallowed, nosing in the bag for more.
“You should eat a little slower, bud you’re gonna get a tummy ache.” He said, gathering the Pokedex and guide book, shouldering his pack he got to his feet.
“Alright guys, time to head out to the Viridian Forest. Who knows what we’ll find there but after reading the guide book here, I’ve a good idea of the Pokemon I want to catch. So let’s get to it. Return, Zeus.” He recalled the smallish electric horse and clipped the ball to his belt, walking out of the room with Lucy at his his heels.
He thanked the lady for her kindness once more and stepped out into the bright crystal clear morning light, breathing a breath of fresh air and starting off back down the route, walking past trainers with their Pokemon which he catalogued in the Pokedex as he walked; a Nidoran female, tiny and light blue. A feisty looking thing. A Nidoran male, a purplish slightly larger version of the female. Deerling, a cute little Pokemon which looked like it would belong more in contests than in a battle. As he left the row of cabins and was walking back onto the route path, he heard the familiar computerized voice of a Pokedex that was not his own; Dewott, the discipline Pokemon…
“Hey! That’s you girl. Wonder where that could be coming from.” He said, looking about, seeing no one.
“Quite the specimen you have there. “ A voice said. “Looks a little fat to me though. You should feed it less.”
“Who said that? Come out and show yourself.” Ben said, a little flustered as was Lucy who stood at his feet with arms crossed a frown across her features.
At that, a figure dropped from a nearby tree. It was a boy about Ben’s age who wore a white shirt and grey coat with a torn pair of blue jeans. His hair was cut close to his head, nearly a buzzcut and he wore a necklace with a Pokeball on the end.
“Name’s Harrison. I’m from Pallet Town.”
“Where’d you get that Pokedex?” Ben asked, staring at the more updated-looking version in the kid’s hands.
“Huh? This old thing? Pffft. I got this thing from Professor Oak. He said he needed help completing it. And that’s what I’m gonna do.” Ben was in shock. He’d heard of Oak but had never had the chance to actually meet the man let alone…
“P-professor Oak?” Ben stammered, trying to regain his confidence.
“Yup, that’s right. He gave me this here Pokemon too to start out with. He ain’t much though. Only knows three attacks. I’ll likely trade him once I get some stronger Pokemon.”
“Trade him?! Why would you ever trade a Pokemon?” Ben was angry now. This kid had no respect for Pokemon.
“Because he is weak. Don’t you get it? The only Pokemon worth raising are the strong ones who can win battles.
You’ll learn eventually once you drop the tubby little otter there. “
“Rrrrggghh! You’re gonna regret saying that! You have to learn that Pokemon are our friends. We work together with them they don’t win battles on their own and neither do we. It’s a partnership.”
“You think so huh? Well battle me then. Show me what your little chubby thing is made of.”
“You want a battle? Well you’re gonna get one! You ready Luce?” He looked down at the fierce blue otter who stamped a foot, readying herself for battle.
“Alright then show me what you got!” Ben was ready. He knew Lucy’s moves through and through and he had Zeus too, for backup.
“Fine. Alright Oshawott don’t mess this up.” Harrison plucked the ball from his necklace, expanding it and releasing a tiny little otter which looked eerily similar to Lucy, albeit smaller. Ben flipped open the Pokdex, registering the little guy; Oshawott, the sea otter Pokemon. It fights using the scalchop on its stomach. In response to an attack, it retaliates immediately by slashing. Lucy stepped up to meet her unevolved form, raising her own scalchops ferociously.
“Go Oshawott. Use Tackle.” Harrison commanded and the tiny little otter came charging head first at Lucy.
“Lucy, use your own Tackle!” Ben said, smiling. The bigger otter put away her scalchops, lowering herself to the dirt and meeting Oshawott head on. The two collided and the unevolved little Oshawott bounced back to her trainer’s feet, sitting up rubbing his head.
“Don’t embarrass me you runt! Use Tackle again!” Oshawott looked up at Harrison, unsure of himself but he obeyed.
He raised himself and cried out, “Osha! Oshawott!!” And charged Lucy again.
“Lucy, end this quick! Use Air Slash!” At this command Lucy leaped high above the tiny little otter who ran right under her, stumbling a bit, surprised he looked up as Lucy charged down with her scalchops glowing she struck the little guy across the chest, sending him tumbling into the bushes.
“Arrrrggghh you useless little twerp!” Harrison yelled, recalling Oshawott.
“Fine, you want a real battle? I’ll give you a real battle kid.” Harrison took a second Pokeball from his belt, releasing the same strange circular Grass-type Ben had seen earlier.
“Cottonee! Use Leech Seed!” The harmless looking Pokemon suddenly grew fierce, shooting seeds from its fluffy underbelly which latched onto Lucy, wrapping her up and sending her into the dirt where the seeds sapped her energy, giving it to the insane little Grass-type. Ben was shocked. He had never seen a move like that.
“Lucy! Can you get out of that?” Lucy struggled, crying out in pain as her very energy was sapped from her but she wiggled a scalchop free and sliced the seed-vines apart, standing to her feet but looking hurt bad.
“It’s okay girl, you did great! Return!” He recalled her into her Pokeball for some rest and clipped it to his belt, taking out Zeus’s ball.
“Alright, Zeus. I know you can do this! Go!” He released the energetic electric steed which came out with a resounding neigh, its mane crackling fiercely. Harrison was dumfounded for a moment, taking out his Pokedex he registered the strange horse.
“A Blitzle huh? Kind of a dumb choice choosing an Electric-type to go up against a Grass-type but hey, who said you were smart in the first place. Take him down Cottonee! Leech Seed!” The spherical little Grass-type produced the seeds from before, shooting them at Zeus who instinctively, without command sidestepped the attack.
“Great bud! Use your speed to your advantage! Use Quick Attack!” Ben said and the little zebra obeyed. He shot off from where he’d been standing leaving only a trail of crackling electricity faster than either trainer could see Zeus crashed into the Cottonee, sending it flying and brimming with the electric charge. The little spherical Pokemon raised itself up but it was badly hurt.
“Don’t fail me Cottonee! Use Absorb!” The little Grass-type shot out a blast of orbs at the electric zebra who took them, waving his head a bit but he was fully rested and no simple Absorb would take him down.
“You got this Zeus! Use a full-power Quick Attack!” The electric steed stamped its hoof several times, readying itself with lightning shining in its mane it shot off again, even faster this time. It smashed into the Cottonee, which sank into the dirt, fainted.
“Nooooo!” Harrison shouted, throwing his arms up and sinking to his knees, cradling the Grass-type.
“I know you could have done better. You didn’t give it your best and you lost because of that.” He glared at Ben.
“And you! This doesn’t mean anything! Wait until I evolved my Pokemon and catch some stronger ones! I’m gonna get you kid!” He recalled the Grass-type and stood looking over Ben and Zeus for a moment and then ran off into the bushes. Ben watched him go for a moment, grinning victoriously then he looked to Zeus who neighed proudly and stamped his hoof.
“You did it bud! You were so fast! I’m so proud of you!” He ran forward and hugged the electric zebra which in turn, albeit accidentally gave off an electric shock.
“Ahhhh! That’s your way of giving a hug I suppose.” Ben said laughing and holding onto the little steed.
“Alright bud, return! You get a good rest.” He recalled Zeus and released Lucy who was looking better already.
“You did great too girl.” Ben said smiling as he kneeled down, taking off his pack and producing a potion. He sprayed the little otter over and she giggled at the cool feeling and jumped up and down, hugging Ben.
“Glad you’re feeling better.” He looked off up ahead where the forest got much thicker, so much so that Ben could not see through. He stood up, walking down the path to a sign which read; Viridian Forest.
“Well, I guess this is it. Let’s go girl! I hope we meet some cool new Pokemon!”
And with that, they went on inside the gate to the Viridan Forest.
chapter 1; Proving One's Self-Worth: Enter Kyte, Part II
http://cdn.bulbagarden.net/upload/b/..._B2W2_Rosa.pngKatherine Aldine // Route 2
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"So, let's see what our new partner can do, huh?" Katt said to Phoenix as she threw her new Petilil's PokeBall into the air. The Trainer and her Pokemon were farther along Route 2, taking in the pastoral surroundings and basking in the triumph of winning against the wild Pokemon they'd encountered.
Paris and I were having a jolly old time wondering around Route 2. The sun was shining, we weren't hungry, and we were actually bonding a little. "Paris, what do you say? Will you be my buddy?" I stopped our progress beside a large pine tree and extended my hand in fellowship. The Ivysaur chewed his lip in thought, but eventually extended his paw and placed it in my hand. I shook it and laughed. "Excellent!" The Ivysaur began to run around in circles. His heart was finally unlocked! I began to run around as well. This was going to be an excellent relationship! "Wooho-"
"Hey nerd!" A high pitched voice called out. Who the **** was that? "Battle me!"
I spun around to come face to face with a beautiful girl. She stood at about 5'4, she had long blonde hair, she was slim as a twig, and the worst of all: She wore short shorts and a black belly shirt! "Damn..." It was all I could say. She was breath taking. "Well...we could battle if you want...m'lady." That was so stupid!
She laughed. "Cute." She then sent out a Bulbasaur. "Let's go, Tootsie!" The Bulbasaur roared with confidence. "We'll show you what a chump you are!"
I pointed at her. "Well, I'll show you that I'm not that bad a trainer...and...uh...you aren't a bad one either?" Damn it! I'm so stupid! "Screw it. Paris, use Tackle!" The Ivysaur slammed into the smaller grass-dinosaur-thing, knocking it down a hill.
"No fair! No fair!" The girl stomped the ground repeatedly. "Tootsie, use Razor Leaf!" The Bulbasaur stood up shakily and fired a volley of leaves at Paris. The leaves struck, but it was only a glancing blow.
"Keep using Tackle!" I laughed as the Ivysaur tossed and battered the Bulbasaur. It didn't stand a chance against its larger, stronger evolution. When the Bulbasaur struck a tree, I cried out a command. "Paris, use Leech Seed!" He obliged and fired a seed from the flower on his back. It pinned Tootsie against the tree. "Damn right!" I jumped around in triumph. The battle was over. It had been a short one, but it was my first battle, and I had won. I ran around Paris laughing and cheering. "You're amazing!" "I love you buddy!" These cheers were only the humble ones.
The girl looked down sulkily. "Good battle..." She returned Tootsie to her pokeball. "My name is Valorie." She walked over to me and extended her hand in greeting.
I shook it. "The name's Hector. Hector Ayoba."
"Well, Hector, I assume that we're going to be rivals now."
"You've assumed right." I smiled. I had my first rival! Boo ya! "I have to be going now." I lied and waved goodbye. Her hand had been so soft and silky...I was intoxicated by her...
Anyways...We were walking, walking, and guess what? Walking! It was getting old. It really was. "Hey Paris, you wanna get a new buddy?" He nodded enthusiastically. It looked like I needed to catch a new pokemon. I understand him getting a little lonely. "Well then..." I had stumbled into Viridian Forest without noticing it. It was cold, dark, and I loved it. "This is strange." Everything around him was silent.
A Swablu came out of no where and used a strong Peck attack on Paris. The Ivysaur was knocked back a good deal. "No!" It was a surprise attack! "Paris, use Petal Dance!" I didn't know what the move did...but it sounded better than the rest of them that I knew. Paris nodded and launched several razor sharp petals from the flower on his back. They caught the Swablu on the back. It was almost knocked from the air, but it regained its composure and came at its opponent with an Astonish attack. Paris was knocked into a tree.
Swablu was a tough opponent. "Use Leech Seed!" The seed was launched out and it attached itself to the target. Vines ensnared it within seconds. It came crashing to the ground. I decided it was now or never. "Hold it down with Vine Whip!" Paris wrapped his vines around the Swablu, further trapping it. I pulled out a pokeball and tossed it at the bird. It clicked once. Twice. Three times. I was beginning to think it was hopeless....but then it clicked shut. "I-I...I CAUGHT A POKEMON!" I ran up and picked up the pokeball and ran around circles. "YEAH! I'M THE BEST TRAINER EVER!" Paris even got in on the celebration. He was running around as well. "BOO FRIGGIN' YA!" I was beginning to think this would be an excellent journey.
Phew! So many posts in just one day. I'm thrilled and very happy, I just wonder when I'll get time to write my own haha. I would gladly have ten of your posts to read through rather than time to write two of my own though :D <3
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