I took a deep breath and went down Slowpoke Well. As I reached the bottom, I felt slightly dizzy, and I didn't know if it was about little air or if it was because of something else. I checked my Pokégear...and it was...Friday! Three days had passed and I hadn't noticed! The dizziness left, for the time being, but I was freaked out anyway. My thoughts were interrupted by an old man lying there, who I recognised as Kurt.
He was hurt, and said he couldn't go after the Rockets. I felt something inside of me burn, and told him I'd get the job done. A zubat flew right apst me, which made me scream, but after taking another deep breath and calming down I went inside. Oh, dear, I hate those Pokémon. I mean, they're bats with no freaking eyes!
Inside of the cave, I could see many of the Pokémon I hated so much, lying upside down, and I had the feeling they were staring at me. I could feel my heart beating faster as I walked the wet floor of the cave. Suddenly, a man in black came out of nowhere and startled me even more. He took the opportunity to challenge me, saying he'd fallen there and that he'd take it out on me. Well, he scared the bejesus out of me, so I guess I'd take it out on him. What's more, Togepi kicked his behind with Extrasensory, and he was done with easily.
With ocassional Zubats stiking me from above, I met and defeated more soldiers of Team Rocket, until I came to where the one in charge. Claiming to be one of the cruelest, I was more than determined to beat him and get them out of there. To my horror he had Zubat and Koffing, two Pokémon that disgust me to no end. I started to feel sick again, but Togepi somehow cheered me up, and Extrasensory did the rest, leaving the guy's Pokémon out of commission. He told me a little bit more about Team Rocket and left, and then Kurt miraculously got better and escorted me out of there and to his place. He gave me some crafted Pokéball, and I gave him two pink Apricorns so that he could turn them into Pokéballs.
With Team Rocket's small operation in Azalea over, it was time for me to challenge the Gym. It sort of grossed me out, as I had to live the experience of a spider, going over webs and stuff. Quilava took care of the trainers, and it took me a while to get to Bugsy, the leader. Once there, I challenged him, and Quilava wiped the floor with his Pokémon. He gave me the badge, TM, and hastily left, as I didn't want to be around those big spider-like things anymore.
As I walked towards the Pokémon Center, I started to think about stuff. More precisely, my fear of Posion-type Pokémon. I thought about that horrible experience with the Muks and Grimers in that abandoned warehouse, and shuddered. But then I thought, I had no Pokémon at the time. And now I have many which would probably defend me. I should be less scared of them from now on...But they still creep me out...
I had to find a way to get over this fear, and I had to do that quick. Otherwise it would stand in my way. Anyway, here is my team so far:
Togepi - Lv 16
Quirky Nature, highly curious.
Moves: Extransensory, Metronome, Charm, Yawn
Butterfree - Lv 15
Naughty Nature, highly persistent
Moves: Confusion, Tackle, Sleep Powder, Stun Spore
Quilava - Lv 19
Hardy Nature, quick to flee
Moves: Ember, Quick Attack, Leer, Smokescreen