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Pokémon OPEN Kinyo: a new region, a new journey [M] Page 3

Started by Morganatri August 18th, 2019 3:30 AM
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Name: Kira Wolf || Location: Carmelion Beach || Team:
Day: Three || Time: Morning


Sandy Troubles

Kira gave a disappointed sigh as she looked out towards the crowded sand. The one thing she missed most from her home in Kiuita town was its beaches so when she first heard of Carmelion Beach she was ecstatic to check it out. However, now that she was finally there, it was nothing like the quiet shoreline back at home.

Trying to make the most of it she could, Kira stretched out her arms and took a deep breath, taking in the warm, salty ocean breeze. If she closed her eyes it was almost like home… At least until the overpowering scent of suntan lotion finally got to her.

With one last heavy sigh, she quietly she sauntered across the sand, dodging beach towels and sun bathers as she headed towards Akurnai city. As she continued along the beach, a kid ran up to her and began accosting her for attention.

“Ma’am! How do you feel about the opportunity of a lifetime!?” Asked this strange little kid. “For a nominal rental fee you can borrow some digging tools to use for the rest of the day! Many people have already found rare items, some including fossils! How about it?”

Kira gave this kid a strange look, who would rent a toy shovel from some kid at the beach, was he saving for a Casteliacone or something? “No thanks kid, I’m not in the mood…” Kira said in a disheartened tone.

“Kid? You’re not even that much older than me!” He pouted

Kira looked over the kid for just a moment, he couldn’t be any older than 8, maybe 9. Did she really look that young or was he just trying to get to her? Either way, she really wasn’t in the mood to deal with him. “Sorry, not interested…” She said, moving along the beach, ignoring his further protests.

*****

Eventually, as she wandered about the coastline, Kira noticed the beach began to clear out. Starting to get hopeful, she picked up her pace, excited at the possibility of finding a secluded section of the beach. After a few hundred yards the beach was completely abandoned, and it was clear why. Roped pylons were set up all the way to the coast, closing off this section of the beach.

“This must be leftover from the migration…” Kira thought to herself, looking over the roped area. Curiosity getting the best of her, she looked around for a moment to be sure nobody was around and crossed under the rope barrier.

Nothing seemed that different as she wandered about the closed off area. Looks like somebody just forgot to remove some of the roping for the migration. Her spirits beginning to rise again with this discovery, Kira quickly headed out towards the coastline and threw out Azure’s ball.

“I’ve got a treat for you today Azure!” Kira announced excitedly, referring to the ocean as she did so. Azure looked around excitedly before rolling towards the water, letting the rising tide wet his flippers.

“Go ahead and go for a swim bud, there shouldn’t be any people out there to worry about.” She said, urging the Spheal out into the water. Azure was more than happy to oblige and with a thrilled bark he rolled his way out.

Kira found a nice place in the sand and sat back, content with just enjoying the breeze without the sound of hundreds of people yelling at once. Normally she’d be more than happy to join Azure out in the water however she never saw the need to pack swimwear when she left to the academy. One of her biggest regrets by far. Pulling out a bag of Pokémon crackers, she began to relax and enjoy her snack.

After about several minutes Kira’s snack is interrupted by a panicked yelp coming from the ocean, Azure quickly gliding across the surface towards the coast. Concerned for him Kira quickly leapt to her feet, crumbs from the crackers falling into the sand as she tried to figure out what was going on.

Azure, wasting no time as he beached rolled over towards Kira and wove his flipper around. It seemed far more red than usual, much like it’s been pinched. Putting two and two together quickly, Kira scanned the beach as the disgruntled Krabby slowly made its way towards the two of them, snapping its claws aggressively at the trespassers.

Azure puffed out his chest as the Krabby approached, much more confident now that Kira was nearby. “Quick Azure, Water gun!” Kira cried out, Azure shooting a steady stream of water in response. While it battered against it directly, the Krabby didn’t seem to mind so much as it continued scuttling towards the pair.

“Alright azure, this time pow…” Kira began before cutting herself off midway through the command. Her mind began to quickly race as the situation she was in quickly dawned on her. She was in a restricted area, battling against a Pokémon that was being protected for a migration. She could get into some serious trouble if she was caught, leaving it fainted or frozen on the beach was clearly a bad idea. Not only that, if she tried to catch it and failed she’d be leaving behind broken ball parts…

Azure looked back at Kira with a concerned look, unsure of what to do with her being so quiet. The Krabby however was ever diligent in protecting its territory. Momentarily gaining a bright sheen, the Krabby swung at Azure with one of its claws.

Azure gave a sharp whine as the claw struck him, Kira only managing to grimace in response. Figuring there was no other option, Kira quickly retrieved Azure’s ball and returned him before booking it back towards the barrier rope. Fortunately, she was a fair amount faster than the crab and made it safely across the rope and back to the road with no Krabby in sight.

Winded after her short sprint, Kira went over and sat against one of the nearby road barriers. Looking up towards the sky anxiously, Worried that somebody might have saw her. After a few minutes of seeing nothing but Wingull she gave an exhausted sigh, her heart pounding at the idea of what would have happened if somebody were watching, would they even care? Figuring there was no real point in worrying about it anymore, Kira shook off the thoughts and finally started to head into Akurnai City.


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Momoka Kuchiki

Entry 4-3: Carmelion Beach \Day 3/ {Afternoon}


Wingull Thieves and Unexpected Encounters! (Part 2/2)



“Alright! Let the battle between Momo and Toby commence!”

Right after Tousaka announced that the two teens would battle, Toby complained that he couldn’t due to only having one Pokemon, so his brother lend him the twin Wingulls, leaving Momo at a slight disadvantage.

“Pidge, Sand Attack!” At Momo’s orders, Pidge turned around and kicked back his feet, throwing as much sand as possible at his opponent. Sadly, the move had no effect as Wingull opened his beak and let out a growl right at him, causing the receiver to flinch and his attack was lowered.

“Sorry! But the female Wingull has Keen Eye, use Water Gun!” commented Toby, blushing when Momo smiled at him, “No worries! We’re going to work around that, use Tackle!”

Pidge shook himself off the growl and jumped, flapping his wings and flying low towards the Wingull, catching her off guard, and ended up headbutting her.

“Air Cutter!” As Wingull was shaking her head, trying to simmer down the pain, Pidge flapped his wings at her, hurling blades of air at her. Wingull looked towards Pidge and saw the attack, but it was too late to dodge, hitting her and smoke erupted when the attack hit.

“Pam!” There was no response, Pidge floated over and flapped his wings, sending wind to clear out the smoke/dust and revealed a fainted Wingull.

“Good job Pidge!” praised Momo, causing Pidge to puff out his chest in pride. He may have lost the battle again Clefairy, but he’s not going to lose anytime soon! Once Pam’s twin, the male Wingull was out, Pidge turned and jumped into the air, Wingull copying his movement.

“Air Cutter/Water Gun!” At the command of the two trainers, their pokemon send their attacks simultaneously. Pidge’s other wing was soaked,now one wing was semi-wet and the other had floppy feathers. On the other hand, the smoke around Wingull dispersed after the attack hit and revealed an injured bird, using most of his strength to keep his wings moving.

“Quick Attack Pan!” Wingull squawked as he was covered in an outline of white energy and swiftly soared towards Pidge, causing said Pokemon to flinch at the pain.

“Pidge, Tackle!” Pidge quickly shook of the pain and turned, tackling Pan in the back, pushing the Wingull down a few inches. “Air Cutter!” As Wingull turned to retaliate, Pidge flapped and send air blades, the result the same as his twin, on the sand fainted.

“That was amazing Pidge, amazing job.” Momo praised as Pidge landed in front of her, chirping in delight at the praises.

“Awesome, he was able to defeat the twins so easily! Your Pokemon must be strong.” complimented Toby as he returned Pan and released a Krabby.

“Thanks! I try to train them the best I can without overdoing it.” commneted Momo as Pidge jumped onto her shoulder. “It’s your turn Finn!” At the call, Finn chirped and ran over stopping infront of Momo and facing off against Krabby.

“Krabby’s defense is in tip-top shape! It will be hard to defeat him! Harden Krabs!” Krabs the Krabby clicked his claws as he glowed a steel-grey color of s second, his defense rising.

“Hopefully, Finn can change that. Mud Slap!” Finn turned and use his back feet to send splats of mud at Krabs, covering his face his mud and pushing him back a bit. Krabs cried out, trying to scrub the mud off as his accuracy lowered, his sight hindered by the mud. Sadly, he was unable to scrub the mud due to how his claws are structured, only making it worse.

“Try Leer Krabs!” Said Pokemon looked up and narrowed his eyes, trying the move, but due to the mud, he couldn’t pinpoint the direction Finn was at, allowing the MudFish to dodge his sight.

“Water Gun!” Finn puffed his cheeks and let out a torrent of water, hitting Krabby in the face, sending him back a few inches. The move was strengenthed by the Mystic Water, causing more damage, but it also helped wash off half the mud on his face, allowing the crab to regain most of his sight.

“Use the same as them Krabs!” Krabs pinpointed where Finn was and turned, opening his mouth and replicating Finn, but…”Dodge and Water Gun again!” the Mudfish pokemon jumped out of the way and reciprocated with another torrent of water, now washing off the rest of the mud.

“One more time Krabs, Water Gun!” Krabs released a torrent and this time, the water hit Finn, making said pokemon flinch and back a few centimeters, but he shook himself and chirped.

“Mud Slap behind!” Finn swiftly ran around the crab, behind him, and before the Pokemon could turn, used his tail fin to send one last splat of mud, hitting him on the back and making him faceplant the sand, fainting.

“Krabs!” Toby ran over and turned the pokemon, seeing his swirly eyes and sighed. “You’re too powerful Momo, how much do you train?”

“Well, I don’t train as much as others think. It’s probably the pokemon that we train with and how hard they are to defeat.” The girl nervously chuckled as Finn jumped into her arms, chirping excitedly as if telling her about his battle. “That was a good battle Finn, nice job!”

After the battle, Momo realized the time and apologized to the brothers before leaving.

“I gotta go, I still have about an hours travel into the city and I want to get there before its dark, i’ll see you guys later on!”


Spoiler:
Current Team:
Mudfish Pokemon - Finn (Mudkip)[Torrent] - Tackle, Water Gun, Ice Ball, Mud Slap {Lvl.12}

Tiny Bird Pokemon - Pidge (Pidgey)[Keen Eye] - Tackle, Air Cutter, Sand Attack {Lvl. 8 ½ }

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Riley Blackwood
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Chapter 1: Burger Brawl
Carmelion Beach / Day 3

Riley Blackwood stared down at the paper in her hand, her pen tapping lightly against it as she stared aimlessly out at the sea. The gentle roar of the pristine, blue sea out before her, while proving to be very calming, did very little to offer any inspiration to the girl Rather, the sea seemed to be having the opposite effect. The mixing of lullaby being played by the crashing waves, mixing in with the bright sun and the gentle breeze was only helping to cause the already drowsy girl to feel even more tired. Riley could feel her eyelids getting droopy, which in turn caused her desire to work on what was sure to be her first big hit to drift out into the briny deep she happened to be staring at.

"No, no... This just ain't gonna be doin' it for me," Riley muttered, a yawn escaping her lips in the process. "I dunno how the people in this town do it. All this scenery does is make more sleepy... and that bright sun ain't helpin' out much either... The whole deal is bullocks. I know it's been a year or so now, but this place definitely ain't no Spikemuth..."

Riley slowly picked herself off the ground, stretching her body out for a moment before slowly starting to pad her way across the beach. At the very least, the white-haired teenager had had the common sense to sit at the water's edge. This would provide her with ample opportunity to not worry too much about burning the soles of her feet off by treading across the hot sand. While she had initially wore her boots and stockings down to the beach, they were quickly stripped and tucked away safely inside of her backpack once her feet had begun to get to hot.

"Guess there ain't too much more sense in just bummin' 'round on the beach... Come on ya lot, let's get goin'!"

Gazing over her shoulder, Riley whistled for two Pokémon to start following her. One, a cheerful and energetic Grookey she had dubbed "Bongo", was currently having the time of his life bashing his little twig against an empty tin can he had found on the beach. Bongo had happened to be Riley's starter, the Pokémon she had received while she was busy learning at the academy. While the teenager would have probably preferred something with a bit more of an edge to it, the Grookey had quickly managed to worm his way into her heart. If anything, Bongo was a reminder of her time back in Galar and she was thankful to have that memory of home along side of her for however long this journey was going to be. As Bongo ran with glee towards his trainer, he was followed closely by a fluttering Hoothoot. Anise, as she had been dubbed by Riley, again wasn't a Pokémon that the teenager had planned on catching... in fact, she had debated about releasing her not long after the catch was made. That said, Anise had proved to be good company... and things might have gotten a bit lonely had it just been her and Bongo.

Riley paused in her trek just long enough for the two Pokémon to catch up. Bongo wasted no time in scurrying up to ride on the teenager's shoulders, while Anise was recalled back into her poké ball to get a break from the sun and the sand for the time being. Once the Grookey was situated, Riley resumed her walk.

"It shouldn't take us too much time to get to Akurnai City from here," Riley explained. "After this beach and those two sleepy little cities, I'm itchin' to get back into some kinda normalcy... I mean, it ain't gonna be no Spikemuth, but I'm sure it'll be better than some of the last places we've been to, right mate?" Grookey's response came in the form of a low grumble, one that his trainer was quickly able to process was coming from the chimp Pokémon's belly. A small sigh escaped the girl's lips. "I swear, mate... You're like a bottomless pit. Don't ya ever get full?"

Of course, Riley wasn't about to admit that she too could do with a small bite to eat. They had been at the beach for a while and... well, with it still being a little ways to Akurnai City, it would probably be better to eat sooner rather than later. Thankfully, there were various little snack carts set up along the beach. So, it shouldn't take them too long to find something decent to eat. Riley herself had a desire for a burger... and there was a rather pleasant scent in the air that seemed to be leading her in just the direction she needed to go to satisfy that craving.

It was only a matter of moments before bright, emerald-green eyes happened to fall upon a small burger stand about half way up the beach. Not too far off from the stand, a rather sleepy looking Granbull seemed to be soaking up some rays from the sun. The Grookey riding on Riley’s shoulder suddenly began to wriggle and squirm with excitement, pointing at the stand with a squeal of delight slipping past his mouth and waving his stick around with glee. A small smile graced Riley’s own lips at her partner’s antics.

“Alright, alright… Keep your cool, love… We’ll be there soon,” Riley reassured Bongo as she closed in on the stand briskly. She waved to the cook as she arrived. “Yo! Ya got some good grub here? Me an’ my partner are starvin’ for a bite to eat!”

“Partner?” The large man leaned around his station to get a better look. His eyes narrowed. “Ugh, a trainer? Go somewhere else, kid.”

Riley’s smile faltered just a bit. Still, she pressed on. “Uh… yeah, I’m a trainer…? That ain’t too much of a problem for ya, is it? We just want a burger or two.”

“Don’t serve trainers.” The man flipped a burger neatly onto a bun. “Go get you an ice cream or something.”

“”Oi, did your mum raise ya up to be that rude…?” Riley questioned, crossing her arms over her chest. “We ain’t in the mood for any ice cream… We came here for a burger. Come on, just grill one up for us and we’ll split. We ain’t here for a chinwag or to bother ya, mate.”

“Babydoll.” The cook said placidly. The Granbull raised its head with a lazy, questioning sound. “Run these two outta here, hm?”

Babydoll drew herself up onto her hind legs with a grumble and plodded toward Riley, shoving her way into the girl’s space in an attempt to herd her.

Riley staggered backwards, almost losing her balance in the process. Bongo could feel his annoyance growing during this situation. He was hungry and this big pink… thing was trying to come between him and his lunch? The Grookey was not going to stand for this sort of defiance! Without warning, Bongo quickly hopped off of Riley’s shoulder, making an attempt to slap at the Granbull with his stick. With a loud “thwack” Bongo managed to smack the big Fairy-type right in the middle of her noggin, an attack that seemed to earn both the Grookey and his trainer a rather feral sounding growl.

“What is this…? Ya go around sayin’ ya don’t serve trainers when ya are one?” Riley questioned, giving the cook a rather fierce glare.

The cook snorted. “Y’think all people with Pokémon are trainers? ‘Course not. Babydoll’s a pet. However,” his voice dropped into a steely register. “She still knows how to fight when she needs to. Does she need to?

“Look… ya can get shirty all ya want, but me an’ me mate here? We ain’t leavin’ until ya grill up some grub for us,” Riley replied. Despite the vast height difference, the white-haired girl was trying her best to look intimidating as she spoke. “So, cut to the chase and fire up the grill!”

“Babydoll.” The Granbull glanced back toward her owner. “You can play with them. Play rough, even.”

Babydoll perked up at the command and swung her attention back to Riley. With a booming bark she dove toward the girl and her Pokémon. Riley clenched her fists, bracing herself for impact, but a loud screech filled the air as Bongo hopped towards the charging Granbull. He took a swing at the Granbull with his stubby little claws, attempting to scratch the big pink Pokémon with all the strength he could muster. The Granbull took the opportunity to slobber all over Bongo’s arm, sending a horrified shudder through the now-dripping Pokémon.

Bongo had a look of absolute repulsion on his face as he hopped back, shaking the drool off of his arm in an attempt to somehow get it dry. Riley gave a look of confusion for a moment before looking back towards the cook, who was serenely serving a customer.

“Ya might be right… Ya definitely ain’t a trainer…” the teenager muttered. She focused her attention back towards her Grookey and the cook’s Granbull. “Bongo, go in for another Branch Poke!”

Bongo took hold of his stick tightly and began to charge back towards the larger Pokémon. He hopped up, and prepared to jab his beloved stick right into the Granbull’s gut. The Granbull crunched down on the stick and yanked it, dragging Bongo along until the monkey finally let go.

Bongo stared at the Granbull in absolute anger, a fit of rage exploding forth as the Grookey began to hop around in an attempt to get hold of his precious treasure. The Granbull spat out the stick and barreled into Bongo, throwing her whole weight into wrestling him to the ground.

“Are you done, trainer?” called the cook, not even looking in her direction.

“Until I see a burger in my hands, this ain’t over!” Riley snapped. She called back Bongo into his poké ball before placing it into a pocket on her leather jacket before calling out Anise to take his place. The Hoothoot let out a loud hoot as she fluttered forward, taking her place between her trainer and the Granbull. “Alright Anise, attack with Peck!”

The Hoothoot fluttered forward, aiming to drive her beak right into the middle of the pink Pokémon’s forehead. A deafening blast of sound washed across the beach, knocking the bird back with the sheer volume.

The cook smiled, still not looking up. Riley seemed unimpressed, however. Rather, a faint smile returned to her lips once more.

“Ya think you’re gonna outsound us, mate…?” Riley questioned. “Lemme tell ya, bein’ loud is somethin’ us folks from Spikemuth can handle in spades! Anise… Echoed Voice!”

Riley’s Hoothoot shook her head, regaining her senses before turning to face the Granbull once more. Anise took a deep breath, before letting out a loud… and very obnoxious hoot as she stared the pink Pokémon down. The Granbull barked back, waves of sound stirring up the sand just as much as its stomping footsteps as it barreled toward the little owl. The din only subsided when powerful jaws crunched down on Anise’s wing and swung her in a sharp arc, letting go at the apex.

Anise wailed in pain as it was sent crashing to the ground. Riley looked on in horror, before quickly rushing to the owl Pokémon’s side.

“Babydoll,” the cook called. The Granbull swung around and bounded back to the burger stand, happily catching the scraps her owner tossed her way. He put his tools away and rubbed his dog’s ears, cooing at her nonsensically.

Riley scowled at the man and his Pokémon. She had met some uptight and stuck up people before… After all, Spikemuth was right next door to Hammerlocke. That said, this man was insufferable. Still the girl had one last attempt to try and get a burger… Besides, there was no way he’d send his Granbull to physically assault her, right…? She quickly called Anise back into her poké ball before stashing it away with Bongo’s. A few moments passed, before the girl suddenly fell to her knees.

“...Oh, bloody hell…” Riley suddenly moaned, clutching her stomach for emphasis. “I feel… I feel like I’m gonna…”

The man ignored her, intent on cheerfully wrestling with his dog.

Riley began to force herself to dry heave, her voice becoming choked up as she began to make herself gag. “What… What the hell did ya put in those b-burgers?!” She began to cough violently… slowly gathering the attention of several nearby beach goers.

The man finally allowed her some attention. “Well, that’s a tactic,” he said, squishing Granbull’s jowls.

One of the onlookers, a young woman, walked up to Riley with concern on her face. “...Hey kid…? Are you okay? What’s going on…?”

“I’m… I’m gonna be sick,” Riley quickly shot out between gags. “T-That guy’s burgers… I ate one and now… I think he’s u-usin’ tainted b-beef!”

The man rolled his eyes. “She’s a trainer, Heather.”

“Ah.” The young woman sent the eye-roll right back at him. “And you’re still on your anti-trainer muk, aren’t you?”

“Didn’t feed her anything,” the man sulked, draping himself over Babydoll.

“Yeah, I know. So what’re you up to, kid?” Heather asked, addressing Riley again.

Riley groaned in frustration, a sound that was only drowned out by two things now… the waves of the ocean breaking against the shore and the growls now coming from her own stomach. “I… just… want… a bloody hamburger! What hell is up with this whole wanky region?!”

Heather rolled her eyes. “Just walk like, five minutes toward Akurnai and there’s another burger place. If Eddie doesn’t want your money, don’t give it to him. Who cares?” She shrugged.

“Wait, there’s another burger stand…?” Riley questioned, quickly rising up to her feet. The white-haired girl glanced over in the direction Heather pointed before glaring back at Eddie “Why the hell didn’t this bloody chav say anythin’ ‘bout it?!”

“I told you to leave, didn’t I?”

Riley scoffed, picking herself up off the ground and then dusting the sand off of her skirt. “Whatever… Just give me back my Grookey’s stick and then ya can go jam your ketchup squirter up your arse for all I care.”

Eddie gestured vaguely. “It’s probably in the sand somewhere. You think I was watching? I’m no trainer.”

Riley’s glare deepened, the girl pointing at his Granbull’s paw.. “Your bloody mutt took it. Now give it back.”

“She doesn’t keep sticks,” Eddie shrugged. “Good luck.”

Bongo grew to level 12! Razor Leaf was learned and Growl was forgotten!
Anise grew to level 8!

Riley's Current Assessment: Kinyo Sucks!

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Edison Kintobor
Akurnai City, late afternoon



Edison arrived in Akurnai City just before sundown. It was undoubtedly one of the busiest places he'd ever been. People were walking, talking, shouting, tripping, laughing, and generally making a lot of noise. It was like some sort of dance, but a dance where the steps were random and the music was just city sounds. Edison found himself following the crowd, which by and large seemed to be accumulating in the middle of the city. A building that was probably the Gym, but had definitely seen better days, was the scene of all the commotion. A wooden stage had been set up, with a small bundle of chairs and a podium in the center. Oh, and there were people up there, too.

Edison was looking at his Holotch, considering scanning for Pokemon, when his attention was grabbed by floodlights illuminating the stage. He happened to be looking at his watch already, idly noting the time of 1715. The crowd cheered loudly as a voice announced someone named "Ravenna". Edison was a bit put off by the sudden roar of sound, but his protests were drowned out, so he just watched as Ravenna leaned casually on the podium, shooting the crowd a bright smile.

“Aw, thank you everyone! Nice to see you all out for us today!” With just a few words, she set off the crowd again, albeit more restrained this time. “I have some special guests with me here! Your mayor, Lawrence Hardt!" Thunderous applause again, though less whooping. "Your gym leader, Deidre!" Polite applause, and a singular "Yeah!" from somewhere in the back. "And your regional champion… Casimir!” Again with the loud clapping, and quite a bit of whoops, though more whistles? Edison wasn't sure why, and made a mental note to look into it later. But Ravenna kept talking over the noise.

“Now you’ve probably noticed our backdrop by now..." she gestured to the Gym. “Well, we’re all here to talk about exactly that! Casimir, how’d you like to start us out?”

Ravenna stepped aside, bowing to (presumably) Casimir as he approached. He stuck out his tongue at her, garnering a laugh from much of the crowd. Edison presumed there was an inside joke he wasn't privy to, making him feel a little left out.

Casimir got serious rather quickly, checking his notes. “As we all know, Kinyo’s great tradition of Pokémon training has suffered a great decline in the last seven years. Despite the hard work put in by members of the Pokémon League and all its supporters, the number of trainers continues to dwindle. As of two days ago, even the esteemed Mahono Academy has closed its doors for the final time.”

Edison nodded sagely. He was there, after all. A few people murmured amongst themselves, leading him to believe not as many people knew as Casimir had claimed. The Champion pressed on regardless.

“The last graduating class is making their way to Akurnai at this very moment." Edison snorted as he held back a laugh. How right the man was...

"No trainers from abroad have submitted applications to challenge Kinyo’s Pokémon League. This is all pointing toward a true end for the culture of Pokémon training in this region.” He said with an audible breath. He looked sad, and there were more murmurs. More sympathetic ones this time. Edison thought about it, and supposed that the Champion would be saddened that no one was challenging the League. His job and title relied on it.

“Akurnai as a city is making a name for itself throughout the Kinyo region. Space inside the core city is in high demand. Considering all of this, it has been decided that the Pokémon Gym is to be demolished and replaced with a new development.”

"Wait, what?" Edison blurted, surprisingly audible in the mostly silent crowd, but he didn't get a response.

“Leader Deidre...” Casimir gestured to the pale woman in one of the chairs behind him. “...will be taking challenges at the Vinylace Gym starting two days from now.” He sighed, his face carefully neutral. “Thank you for your support over the years.” With that, he took his seat, and the crowd applauded as Ravenna returned to the podium.

“Thank you, Champion Casimir! Now, the next question that’s obviously on everyone’s minds is 'What’s going to replace the old gym?' Well, basically… it’s going to be amazing! The coolest part is that it’s going to be the tallest building in Akurnai once it’s finished, but we have Mayor Hardt here to go into all the fantastic details!”

Edison stopped paying attention as the Mayor took the stage. His gaze was fixed on Deidre, who had been utterly silent during the whole event. As such, he noticed when she left, although most didn't seem to, including the Mayor. He tried to follow her with his eyes, to see where she went, but was jostled as the man in front of him whispered to a friend, “Just runnin’ back to that bar of hers, I bet." The friend scoffed in agreement.

"Bar? What bar?" Edison grabbed the man's shoulder, but his hand was shrugged off.

"Man, I don't know. Everyone knows she works at one, but I don't remember. Now hush, I'm trying to listen."

Edison wrote the man off as useless, but further attempts to gather information were similarly rebuked. Some others were leaving, apparently not as interested in the sociopolitical climate as they thought they'd be, giving Edison a chance to escape the horde.

"Vinylace Gym..." He mused to himself once he was free of the crowd. "That's a ways off, but it's not for two days..." He called up his Holotch display, tabbing over to the town map.

"If I can find her now, somehow convince her to battle me before she leaves, I can cross this badge off the list and focus on the important part of this journey." A quick search for bars yielded four results, though only three within walking distance of the Gym. The fourth was curious for being so far removed from the others, but he reigned his curiosity in to focus on the most logical option. He was roughly equidistant from two of them, so he set his destination for the bar that required fewer turns.
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Under my rock
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2.1 Years
Name: Kira Wolf || Location: Akurnai City || Team:
Day: Three || Time: Noon


Trouble in the City

Kira briskly walked down the busy city streets anxiously looking back and forth, she wasn't used to being in a large city like this alone. In an attempt to calm herself she pulled her Holotch from her pocket and brought up a map of the city, focusing on it instead of her surroundings.

“Alright, looks like the Gym is smack dab in the middle of the city. Seems like a rather fitting place.” Kira said out loud to no one in particular. Scrolling through the map, she picked out what she figured to be the closest path to the gym and made a quick turn left in result. “Oh, there's an amusement park! I’ll have to be sure to check that out later.”

After a few minutes of walking Kira found her way to a rather lonely stretch of road, not a single other person in sight. Suddenly missing the crowded streets she left behind she picked up her pace, breaking into a light jog down the road. Out of the corner of her eye she spotted something run down the alley way. With a clear, audible gasp she quickly turned to see a younger looking girl with short mahogany hair duck around a corner, the sight of the rest of her body being conveniently covered by nearby crates. Not interested in finding out what’s going on as at all, Kira broke out into a sprint down the road.

A few hundred yards away and Kira finally made it back to a populated part of the street. Looking around for the strange girl one last time Kira gave a sigh of relief as she didn’t see her, she was really beginning to hate the city...

***

After finding a much safer route, Kira finally found her way to the center of the city and it seemed busy to say the least. A crew of people seemed to be setting up a stage of sorts, complete with lights and everything right in front of the gym. Perhaps they were there to welcome the students? Probably a hopeful thought however Kira couldn’t think of any other reason they would set up right there of all places. “Guess I’m not gonna be making that challenge just yet…”

Pulling out her Holotch again, Kira took a quick note of the time advertised on one of the nearby banners, not wanting to miss whatever this is she set an alarm for thirty minutes before. Figuring she had more than enough time to get back there for it, she swapped over to her maps app and plotted out a course to the south side of the city, more than happy to check out the amusement park there.

***

“Ugh, figures it doesn’t open until four…” Kira whined as she looked over the park’s entrance. Figuring that she wouldn’t have time to check it out without missing whatever was going on in front of the gym, Kira turned around and started heading back along the docks, figuring she can check out a few of the stores in the center of town while she waited. As she walked though, a woman in construction clothes called out towards Kira.

“There you are!” the woman shouted, hastily making her way towards Kira.

Kira took a defensive step back, unsure of what to think of this strange woman. “I’m sorry, but who are you?”

Without any warning the woman reached forward and grabbed Kira by the wrist “The person you just stole from.” she said with venom in her tone.

“The hell!?” Kira exclaimed, struggling against her grasp. “Let me go! I’ll scream!”

“Go ahead, we planned on calling the police anyway. We’ve got you on camera!” The woman mocked. Calmly she pulled out a radio and spoke into it. “Hey Frank, I caught her! Give me some help, I’m over by the amusement park.”

Kira mind began to race as she mentioned catching her on camera. She has stolen stuff in the past but never in this city, hell she’s only been here for an hour or two! Defiantly she continued struggling against her grasp, however the older woman was quite a bit stronger than her. “I didn’t do anything!”

“Right, because so many girls have a hair color like yours, much less that short as well.” She scoffed, dragging her towards the construction site.


WizardOfOdd

Kirbymania

Age 19
Male
Indonesia
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210 Days

Arthur Weissmann
Location : Carmellion Beach
Pokemon at hand :




Chapter 4 - 1
Another Morning, Another Trouble


A cool breeze swept through the sandy terrain, most of the Pokemon in the vicinity was still asleep, it wasn’t much different to the people who were still sleeping soundly in their home. However, one young man was jogging on the beach trail alongside his Steel-type Pokemon floating beside him. The Holotch was showing 5:30 AM which was still very early but after a few incidents before, the boy decided that he would need an exercise to prepare him as much as possible with any situations that could befall him in the future.

“Ahh, so nice to be exercising properly again.” Arthur murmured to himself as he looked over to his once dodgy shoulder, the fact that his shoulder was in a better shape put him in a great mood, and with most of the Krabby gone from the beach, he could enjoy a nice jog accompanied by the sound of the wave and cool breeze touching his face.

“Dum~” Braveheart happily accompanied his trainers early morning exercise, it should've been in a deep slumber at that early, but the victory against Herdier yesterday put it in a great mood.

Arthur and Braveheart immediately rest themselves after they went quite a distance, Arthur sat on a bench and immediately gulped some of the Fresh Water he prepared beforehand for the journey. He enjoyed the quiet atmosphere even if the sun hasn’t shown up at all.

Unfortunately for Arthur, the quiet atmosphere didn’t last very long as not long after he could hear a squawking noise from far away. “What’s that noise? It sounded just like a bird Pokemon. We should take a look.” Arthur and Braveheart ran over to see what’s the commotion all about. Apparently, the noise came from a Wingull who was fighting with a Krabby.

They appeared to fight for an Oran Berry that was held by the Krabby. “I guess hunger could drove Pokemon to fight each other, eh.” Arthur grabbed one of the Aspear Berries he had on his bag and tried to lure the Wingull away from the Krabby. Wingull who realized the Aspear Berry swooped in and immediately took the berry from the hand of Arthur.

Arthur murmured at the sight. “Glad it’s all over, I should continue my jog then.”

Arthur talked too soon, just as his sight was fully focused at the road in front of him, Krabby immediately attacked Wingull with Vise Grip. Wingull squawked in panic as the Krabby locked one of its pincher on the Wingull’s wings, the noise alerted Arthur who looked back at their direction.

Just as Arthur turned back, the Krabby threw the Wingull away towards the nearby sand mound. The Krabby immediately tried to munch away the Aspear Berry that was laying in front of him.

“What the hell is going on!? Braveheart, Take Down!” Arthur was surprised at how the situation turned out, even if he didn’t want to disturb wild Pokemon recklessly but the action made of by greedy Krabby had already crossed the line for him.

The Krabby managed to dodge the attack and instead grabbed a handful of sand with its pincher which was immediately slung towards the Iron Ball Pokemon.

The strategy wasn’t something that Arthur was unfamiliar with, but it’s certainly an annoying one to handle. “Not this again! Braveheart, stay still and don’t look back.”

The Iron Ball Pokemon stayed put at the order which left him protected from the sand which only hit his back. Unfortunately for Braveheart, it also left him open for a surprise attack from the Krabby, it caused Braveheart to eat a Mud Shot from the Krabby.

The Krabby let out a noise, it seemed to Arthur that it was laughing at what just happened to Braveheart Arthur gritted his teeth because of the Krabby’s action. It is one thing for a Pokemon to eat voraciously, but stealing the food of other Pokemon through brute force? It was an action that definitely deserved some punishment in Arthur’s mind.

“So much for leisurely strolling the beach… You want to have fun at others’ expenses, eh? Then as much as I want to settle this peacefully, it’s time for some punishment. Braveheart, throw it away towards the sea, Zen Headbutt!

Braveheart launched itself at high speed, the Krabby retaliated with another Mud Shot but the Iron Ball Pokemon managed to control its levitating altitude with psychic power and dodged the incoming attack. The greedy Crab Pokemon was letting out noises as Braveheart tackled it with high speed, eventually stopping when it was far enough to chuck away the Krabby without causing any problem.

“Okay then, now that’s settled. Take it easy, little guy… This should help you recover.” Arthur left another Oran Berry alongside with the Aspear Berry from earlier. He then stood up to continue his walk towards Akurnai before he felt something tugging his pants.

When looked down he realized it was the Wingull that caused it, the Wingull clamped his pants in an effort to prevent Arthur from getting away. Arthur was confused and couldn’t think of a reason why did the Wingull stopped him from continuing his journey. But he eventually understood when it pointed to the Pokeball the young man prepared to put Braveheart in to rest.

“So you want to join me? Haha, great… Now I have four Pokemon. But, what should I name you? Hmm…” Arthur contemplated on what name he should give his new partner. “How about Kaplan?” The Wingull nodded happily and went inside of one of Arthur’s vacant Pokeball.

Arthur continued his walk, the rest of the road was thankfully free from any incident. Soon, he reached the gate of Akurnai City. He was looking forward to what the city will have in store for him and his Pokemon


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Spoiler:
Current Team and Level Gain
Spoiler:

Braveheart [Beldum] (-)
Ability : Clear Body
Lvl. 16 (+1 1/2 level(s))
Zen Headbutt, Take Down


Hunter [Hoothoot] (Male)
Ability : Insomnia
Lvl. 7 (+0 level(s))
Tackle, Growl, Hypnosis, Peck


Muchorin [Darumaka] (Male)
Ability : Hustle
Lvl. 12 (+0 level(s))
Tackle, Rollout, Incinerate, Fire Fang


Kaplan [Wingull] (Male)
Ability : Hydration
Lvl. 3 (+0 level(s))
Growl, Water Gun, Icy Wind


Important Items
Spoiler:

Items
Spoiler:

- Twisted Spoon

Battle Items
Spoiler:

None

Medicines
Spoiler:

- Ability Capsule

TMs
Spoiler:

TM 56 - Fling

Berries
Spoiler:

Aspear Berries (2)

Current Condition
Spoiler:

Body: Shoulder already healed quite well
Wallet: Filled almost to the brim
Happiness: Little annoyed with the Krabby but got Kaplan so yay...
Mental : All good


Evily

Always follow your Dreams ~

Female
Everywhere :3
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3.1 Years

Momoka Kuchiki

Entry 4-4: Akurani City\Day 3/ {Evening}


Arriving at Akurani!



“So many lights…”
A pinkette walks through the streets of Akurani City, the city’s many light shows and many buildings was an eye-opener for the teen. A Pidgey was on her shoulder, looking at the passing crowd with narrowed eyes as the girl was looking around, trying to decide where to go. Her train of thought was broken when she heard whimpering and what sounded like shuffling from her right, which led into a dark alleyway.

She turned and saw a box a few feet away, the whimpering continued as something shuffled inside the box. What the? Momo slowly moved over and looked inside the box, only to see a smaller-than-average Lillipup, curled up and shivering.
“A Lillipup?” Hearing Momo’s mumbling, said Pokémon's ears perked up and looked, seeing the female trainer with a Pidgey on her shoulder. At first the female pup was confused, but then she noticed how strong the Pidgey was: stronger than her old trainer’s Pokémon. But that wasn’t it, she could sense a stronger Pokemon close by. The Lillipup placed her front paws on the cardboard box, leaning her weight, and barked at the trainer, her tail wagging.

Momo blinked when the Lillipup fell over due to pushing most of the weight onto the side of the box, making it tip towards the trainer. She chuckled as the Lillipup quickly stood up and stood in front of Momo, barking happily. Momo, hesitantly, picked the puppy, noticing that the Pokémon was dirty, looked a bit famished and thirsty, and she was very cheerful, despite her circumstances. As she was thinking about what to do with the Pokémon, she heard a sniffle, and when Momo turned, it was coming from deeper in the alleyway, giving her bad vibes. Was I hearing things? As she was about to turn to the opening, holding the puppy Pokémon, she heard the hissing of a cat followed by a pained cry. Definitely not hearing things!


~* In an Alley *~
“Please...stop…” Hiss! A Trubbish stood in front of a young child, its ear-like tufts are lowered, frowning at the feline in front of it, said Pokémon hissing at the trash bag Pokémon. The Scratch Cat Pokémon pounced towards the Trash Bag Pokémon, the small girl behind was looking on in fear, but before the cat could reach its target, something tackled the feline, causing it to cry out as it landed on the cement a few inches away.

The little girl, whose eyes were closed and hands clasped together, opened her eyes hearing the cries of pain, but from the feline, not her Pokémon. She looked onward and saw her Trubbish in front of her, no injuries on him and the Meowth a few inches away, slowly standing to its two feet. “Are you alright?” The child turned and saw a young teenage girl with pink hair and warm blue eyes kneeling beside her, her eyes looking her over for injuries. She heard a bark and looked down a bit, seeing the girl holding a Lillipup in one arm looking ahead of them. The child looked in the direction and saw a Pidgey standing land in front of Trubbish, staring down the money feline.

“Pidge, use Gust.” Pidge complied and he flapped his wings them, releasing a powerful gust of wind at the feline, sending the Pokémon flying back-first towards the wall behind. The Meowth stood up and hissed at Pidge, but the latter squawked in return, glaring at its opponent. Meowth’s claws glowed and he ran towards Pidge, aiming to scratch his wings. “Air Cutter.” Pidge’s wings glowed light blue and he flapped, but this time, blades of air were released, and since the feline was in front of Pidge and running his way, the blades all hit its target. A small dust cloud formed when the attack collided, after a few seconds, it vanished, revealing a badly injured Meowth. The feline got onto its four paws and looked up, only to meet Pidgey’s heavy glare. The feline yelped and quickly ran out of the alley, not wanting to piss off Pidge more.

Once the rouge Meowth left, Momo checked over the little girl and her Trubbish, the latter only having a minor bruise. She helped the little girl up and led the outside the alleyway, and right away, a pair of parents ran over, hugging the girl. During the whole event, the Lillypup was shocked and in awe of the power Pidgey displayed. It was the same power her mother displayed and she wanted to be as powerful as her!

~*Pokémon Center - Akurani City *~
“Both your Pokémon are all healthy and ready Miss Momo.” called Nurse Joy, earning a smile from the girl.

“Thanks Nurse Joy. And also, is Lillypup alright?” “The Lillypup you brought in? She’s doing alright, resting at the moment. Is she one of your Pokémon?” “Oh no, I found her like that and was wondering-” Momo was interrupted by a loud bark and turned to the left, seeing Lillypup run towards her with an Audino behind, arms open to grab the Pokémon. “Lillipup?”

The Lillypup stopped beside Momo and looked up at her, pawing at her feet. She wanted to be as strong as her mother and she was trained by a trainer, so if she was trained and raised by one, she would also become as strong as her. And maybe she will have the strength to go out and find her!

Momo stared down at the Puppy Pokémon, confused, until Nurse Joy chuckled, earning her attention. “It seems like Lillipup took a liking to you. Were you going to ask if its possible for us to shelter her here?” At Momo’s nod, Nurse Joy looked at Lillipup, who was jumping around the girl in glee. “Instead of leaving her here, why don’t you take her with you? She looks like she wants to join you.”

At the words, Lillipup nodded and stopped jumping, staring up at Momo with resolve. Momo was unsure, but the moment she saw Lillipup’s puppy eyes begging her, she sighed and smiled, “I don’t mind, having a Puppy might change things.”

~* Mini-Timeskip*~
Chirp! Bark!
Momo looked down at her arms and chuckled as Finn and Polly, the new member in her team, communicated as Pidge was in his usual perch. She was walking along the boulevard, looking around the city before returning for the night. Noticing that most of the crowd was going in one direction, she wondered if there was an event going on, but her curiosity was soon answered when a couple people unintentionally started to push Momo forward in the same direction as they rushed to said place.

In a matter of seconds, Momo finds herself being pulled into the crowd’s flow and in the middle of a gathering crowd in front of a stage. She was confused at first, but then she noticed the Reforming Gym behind the stage. Could that be the gym?


Spoiler:

Polly the Lillipup joins!
Personality: Jolly Nature - Strong Willed
Ability: Pickup
Moveset: Leer, Tackle, Odor Sleuth, Ice Fang (Egg)


Spoiler:
Current Team:
{Male}Mudfish Pokemon - Finn (Mudkip)[Torrent] - Tackle, Water Gun, Ice Ball, Mud Slap {Lvl.14}

{Male}Tiny Bird Pokemon - Pidge (Pidgey)[Keen Eye] - Tackle, Air Cutter, Sand Attack, Gust {Lvl. 11}

||New!||{Female}Puppy Pokemon - Polly(Lillipup)[Pickup] - Leer, Tackle, Odor Sleuth, Ice Fangs {Level 5}

WizardOfOdd

Kirbymania

Age 19
Male
Indonesia
Seen 2 Hours Ago
Posted 4 Hours Ago
441 posts
210 Days

Arthur Weissmann
Location : Akurnai City
Pokemon at hand :




Chapter 4 - 2
Hello, 'Pretty' Lady


“Wow…”

The word kept coming out from Arthur’s mouth as he looked around towards the city landscape. It was the exact opposite of what he experienced back at Nashimity, where back then most of the rustic architecture litter most of the city now he couldn’t help but notice the ridiculous amount of giant cranes doing construction work around the city.

He also couldn’t help but focus on the streets where most of the adults he saw walk over to the center of the city where the tall skyscrapers were majestically standing. He guessed that most of them are doing office work.

“I guess the times are changing. Well, it’s not like the boom of Pokemon training is going to last forever.”

Arthur realized the fact that as the time advance further that people needed a more stable job as Pokemon trainer related jobs stopped being profitable with the decline of people that wanted to train their Pokemon. The fact still stung hard on his heart as he remembered the grand and fun stories his grandfather told him about Pokemon training.

Arthur quickly shook his head after realizing he was thinking too much, who knows if he managed to become an Elite Four he probably would be able to revive the Trainer boom to the condition it once was. But can he even do that? The story of his grandfather’s legacy even worsened his cold feet in doing this monumental task.

“Argh… Why I keep thinking about that. I wish I have the heart to deal with this like how Momo dealt with her parents’ disappearance, and now that I think of it my issue is nowhere as bad as her and here I am moping around like a headless Torchic.” Arthur’s mumbling ended with a sigh about his condition, which caused some of the people around to turn their gaze towards him, an action that made Arthur hasten his walking pace in embarrassment.

After a while of walking, he decided that maybe eating breakfast could help with his overthinking. With the help of some locals, he managed to find a nearby eatery with cheap but tasty food it also near the Pokemon Center to boot, so it’s a great spot for him to rest. As he finished leaving Kaplan and Braveheart at the Pokemon Center to be healed, he ordered some food at the eating joint.

Apparently, it was a rustic eating spot only known by a few of the locals. Most people that came to the city for work usually eat at cafes around their office so they rarely came to this restaurant for their lunch. Arthur ordered some of their specialties, which was very tasty that Arthur ordered seconds. With the low price in consideration, Arthur couldn’t even think a single reason that people prefer eating at a cafe instead of this place.

“Alice would probably be ecstatic if he knew about this place… And speaking of it, where the hell is she!? She never answered my calls or my text message since a while ago, I hope nothing bad happened to her.” Arthur mumbled once more.

“Not having a great day, Kid?” The restaurant owner asked Arthur who was sitting in front of him.

“No, haha. I’m just wondering about my friend. It’s been a while since he contacted me which is not his kind of thing. So I’m honestly kind of worried haha.” Arthur rubbed the back of his head with his right hand, feeling embarrassed at his own muttering.

The conversation was interrupted by a new customer coming in and ordered the specialty of the place in a loud voice. However, much to Arthur’s surprise the voice was very familiar in his ears.

The customer suddenly closed Arthur’s eyes with both of her soft hands. “Who am I?”

Arthur giggled at his friend’s sudden action. “Come on, Alice. I’m trying to eat here.”

“Tee-hee~ sorry.” The girl removed her hands from Arthur’s eyes and sat down beside him.

“Still pretty as ever, eh?” Arthur tried to compliment Alice.

Alice blushed slightly while complaining. “Stop it, you must be trying to butter me up for something.”

“Haha, obviously not.”

“Well thank you then…” Alice slightly pouted while averting her face from Arthur’s laughing face.

“I lied though.” Arthur tried hard to hold his giggles.

“You meanie…” Alice choked Arthur who couldn’t hold his laughter anymore leaving the restaurant owner to also laugh seeing their antics.

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Spoiler:
Current Team and Level Gain
Spoiler:

Braveheart [Beldum] (-)
Ability : Clear Body
Lvl. 16 (+0 level(s))
Zen Headbutt, Take Down


Hunter [Hoothoot] (Male)
Ability : Insomnia
Lvl. 7 (+0 level(s))
Tackle, Growl, Hypnosis, Peck


Muchorin [Darumaka] (Male)
Ability : Hustle
Lvl. 12 (+0 level(s))
Tackle, Rollout, Incinerate, Fire Fang


Kaplan [Wingull] (Male)
Ability : Hydration
Lvl. 3 (+0 level(s))
Growl, Water Gun, Icy Wind


Important Items
Spoiler:

Items
Spoiler:

- Twisted Spoon

Battle Items
Spoiler:

None

Medicines
Spoiler:

- Ability Capsule

TMs
Spoiler:

TM 56 - Fling

Berries
Spoiler:

Aspear Berries (2)

Current Condition
Spoiler:

Body: Neck in danger
Wallet: Filled almost to the brim
Happiness: Alice is still the same as always haha...
Mental : All good


WizardOfOdd

Kirbymania

Age 19
Male
Indonesia
Seen 2 Hours Ago
Posted 4 Hours Ago
441 posts
210 Days

Arthur Weissmann
Location : Akurnai City
Pokemon at hand :




Chapter 4 - 3
Dangers of Shopping with a Lady


Arthur fixed his outfit and sitting position due to Alice shaking his neck aggressively with rage. “What the hell are you doing here?”

“Eating, duh,” Alice answered with her face still visibly angry.

“Come on, It’s just a joke, Alice. You’re the one who started it… Anyways how the hell you never answered my text or my calls? I thought you’ve ended in a hospital somewhere.” Arthur decided to stop joking to save his neck from further wrath of Alice.

“That… Uh… To describe it as simple as possible, my Holotch broke… I just got a replacement yesterday when I met the professor. Although, much to my dismay most of my data from the old Holotch were unsalvageable which includes my contact so there you have it.”

“I see.” Arthur took another bite of his scrumptious meal. “Oh wait, how the hell you break your Holotch!? Even if you dropped it or accidentally hit it against a rock, as I remember it should still work fine, I’m pretty sure it is very durable.”

“Ehe… Uh… I accidentally dropped it inside a pressure cooker back at my foster parents’ home so...” Alice rubbed the back of her head feeling embarrassed with what she had done with one of the precious gifts from Professor Wisteria.

Arthur’s jaw dropped, he was still befuddled with how could the Holotch ended up in the pressure cooker in the first place. Alice who saw this panicked and immediately tried to change the conversation.

“O-oh, speaking of which… You’re going to challenge the gym leader, right? I heard that there is an event in the city square, they said that the gym leader and the champion will be in attendance. Maybe we should go there too?”

“And when is that?”

“5’o clock later in the evening. So, I guess we both have a lot of time to spare. Anything you want to do first?”

“Well speaking of that, I was actually planning to buy some clothings from the shop around here, they said that this city has a better selection and pricing of clothing items than the stores available in Nashimity.”

“Well, Nashimity is a tourist spot obviously they’re going to sell those items at a high price. Well, let’s sightsee together then. I don’t have anything better to do anyway.”

“Whoa, whoa… Nope, Alice. I’m not going to look for outfits with you…” Arthur vehemently disagreed, he was pretty sure that sightseeing clothing items with Alice will cost him one way or another.

“Trust me on this okay?”

“Fine fine… Please be easy on me, okay?”

Alice nodded happily but Arthur was still pretty sure Alice was not going to let Arthur’s complaints influence her choice.

After they finished their breakfast, Arthur and Alice asked for a recommendation of shopping places in Akurnai to the restaurant owner. From him, they managed to gather some information, one of them being the fact that although most places are bustling at night, some places already opened at 9. With the information already in their hand, they finally reached the shopping center.

There were multiple choices of clothing available at the stores they visited, Arthur opted to buy a cheap shirt and hat as his choice, as they weren’t that expensive. However, soon enough Arthur’s fear was apparently true as Alice dragged him to a shop with a better clothing option and forced Arthur to pick a better outfit.

“That’s going to leave a dent on my wallet… This is why I don’t want to buy clothes with you...” Arthur mumbled as he opened his wallet outside the clothing store.

“Stop grumbling, it’s fine once in a while before. I carefully picked ones that would last long, even if in the short term it’s more expensive, it’s more worth it in the long run you know.” Alice complained.

“Well…” Arthur tried to open his mouth once more until Alice cut him in the middle of his sentence.

“Is it the right thing to say to a girl that was willing to accompany you for your outfit hunting?”

“No… Well still… What if I got caught in an accident? What if I suddenly lost my stuff? Not having money is an issue, you know?”

“Still a worrywart like usual...” Alice took another bite of the crepe she bought earlier. “Relax, knowing you, you’ll probably find some way to find the money. You know this city is famous for its buskers right? Maybe you can do some busking and gather money that way.

“Honestly, I’d rather do some odd jobs rather than doing that. I’m not the type to be confident at doing those things.”

“You should more confident about yourself… You have a great voice and your face isn’t that bad. It shouldn’t be much of a problem. You’re even better than me in some aspects. Although I’m pretty sure you can’t beat me in a pokemon battle.”

“Well, thanks… Wait a minute, is that a challenge I just heard? I think it’s the time for me to show you who’s the real boss.”

“Well I have the record to back me up, you don’t have any basis to support your claim.” Alice’s claim was not groundless, she had beaten Arthur multiple times back in the school. For Arthur beating her would be an accomplishment, for Alice? It’s just a usual day.

“Grrr… That’s because it’s just one on one and you have the type advantage against my Pokemon.”

“Dare to put your claim to the test now that you have more than one Pokemon?”

“Fine by me.”

“Unfortunately, as much as I love to prove that I’m a better trainer right now. I have a prior engagement which is a more pressing matter than this battle.”

“Which is?”

“Digging fossils.” Alice smiled widely.

“What?!”

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Spoiler:
Current Team and Level Gain
Spoiler:

Braveheart [Beldum] (-)
Ability : Clear Body
Lvl. 16 (+0 level(s))
Zen Headbutt, Take Down


Hunter [Hoothoot] (Male)
Ability : Insomnia
Lvl. 7 (+0 level(s))
Tackle, Growl, Hypnosis, Peck


Muchorin [Darumaka] (Male)
Ability : Hustle
Lvl. 12 (+0 level(s))
Tackle, Rollout, Incinerate, Fire Fang


Kaplan [Wingull] (Male)
Ability : Hydration
Lvl. 3 (+0 level(s))
Growl, Water Gun, Icy Wind


Important Items
Spoiler:

Items
Spoiler:

- Twisted Spoon

Battle Items
Spoiler:

None

Medicines
Spoiler:

- Ability Capsule

TMs
Spoiler:

TM 56 - Fling

Berries
Spoiler:

Aspear Berries (2)

Current Condition
Spoiler:

Body: Fine
Wallet: Quite dented... Still have some extra money to spare though
Happiness: Why did this happen to me...
Mental : All good


Godzil

Dapper bowler hat

Age 29
Male
Arizona, USA
Seen 3 Hours Ago
Posted 3 Hours Ago
1,421 posts
9.6 Years
Edison Kintobor
Akurnai City, evening



Following the map led Edison down a couple back streets and along some side roads, finding himself at a modestly large building called the Queen of Clubs. If his Holotch map hadn't specified it was a bar, he would have thought it was a card shop or casino, especially with the sign displaying a Queen of clubs playing card. Though, upon examination, the queen had traded her royal robes for a skimpier outfit involving black fishnets.

Putting advertisements and marketing techniques out of his mind, Edison took the time to walk around the area, letting N.D. out to look from above. The two story building seemed to be one of the more popular destinations on this street, compared to the smaller stores nearby. The pumping bass of club music emanated from the walls, and pulsing light came from one of the windows, slowly shifting color.

After surveying the bar, Edison realized the main obstacle to his mission: it was a bar. By Kinyo's laws, he was still a few years away from legal age, so he wouldn't be allowed to purchase alcohol. By that logic, he might be forbidden from entering the establishment altogether. The bouncer by the door was a large, no-nonsense type, but Edison figured he'd try his luck.

Just in case, he needed to disguise himself. He entered a nearby thrift store, purchasing and changing into a black sleeveless shirt and wrapping a white scarf around the lower half of his face. Lowering his goggles over his eyes, he discreetly got behind two women as they approached the bar. They showed their identification to the bouncer, and he let them in, but stopped Edison before he could follow them.

"Need to see your I.D., buddy." He held a hand out expectantly, a not unfriendly look about him.

Edison waved dismissively. "Oh, no need. I'm not here to drink. I'm looking for a girl. A woman, actually."

The bouncer crossed his arms, looking a little less welcoming. "That's your business, but rules are rules. Can't let you in without showing some I.D."

Edison frowned at that, quickly trying to come up with a plan. "Yes, well... Could I just check inside, ask around? You see, I'm looking for a specific woman, if you could just tell me if she works here..."

The bouncer sighed, rolling his eyes impatiently. "Look, I'm not at liberty to discuss the employees or their work schedules. If you present valid identification, you can go in, ask whatever you want. But my gut tells me you don't have valid I.D., or you wouldn't be putting up such a fuss. Even if you did, I can refuse entry to anyone I see fit, and you're sending up red flags, kid."

Edison lifted his hands, attempting to placate the bouncer. "Alright, alright, there is no need to be upset." His mind was racing. There had to be some way he hadn't considered. Only one idea came to mind, and it was risky. Was talking to Deidre really that important? Could he even convince her to battle him? Would it be better just to-

"Hey, if you're not coming in, get out of my line, kid. I have better things to do tonight, even if you apparently don't." The bouncer interrupted Edison's train of thought.

"One more thing!" Edison looked around quickly, not seeing anyone else looking at the bar at the moment. "Have you considered... Thunder Wave!"

The bouncer seemed confused, and a little annoyed. "Thunder what?"

"Thunder Wave. Have you ever wondered what would happen if a Magnemite used Thunder Wave against you?"

"I don't know what you're talking a- GRAAAAAGH!" The bouncer cried out through clenched teeth as electricity flowed through him, locking up his muscles and causing him to fall to his knees. Neo hovered behind him, having jabbed him in the spine with a magnet to deliver the shock.

Edison quickly dragged the man inside, pushing him into the coat check room and covering him with some jackets. "Sorry! It should wear off, eventually. I've never tested it on a human, but you're a large fellow. You should be fine within an hour or so. No lingering effects, hopefully..." He returned N.D. to his ball.

Now inside, his disguise was useless. Making sure the bouncer's face was covered, he changed back into his white shirt and waistcoat, returning his goggles to his forehead as he headed for the main room. The music was much louder here, without the walls to muffle the sound. The room was fairly large, taking up the majority of the building.

A large dance floor dominated the center of the room, with probably a dozen people actually dancing. Twice that number of people were scattered across various tables surrounding the floor, or at the massive bar taking up an entire wall. These people were talking amongst themselves, conversing with friends or meeting someone new, having drinks or eating snacks. Two spiral staircases led to a glass booth upstairs, where the DJ controlled the music and lights. Edison squinted at the glass, confirming that the person inside the booth was not Deidre.

He cut across the dance floor, dodging around people when needed. The area reeked of sweat and spilled beer, and he got away from there as quickly as he could, making his way to the bar. There were four bartenders behind the bar, making drinks, listening to customers, or wiping down the bar. Edison looked at each of them closely in the dim light, but three of them were male, and the female wasn't Deidre, either.

One of the bartenders, an older gentleman with a thick mustache, came over as Edison was confirming the lady bartender wasn't the Gym Leader. "See somethin' ya like, or can I interest ya in a drink?"

"What? Oh, no, sorry..." Edison apologized, embarrassed to have been caught staring. "I'm not here for a drink, I'm just... looking for a friend. I know she's a bartender, but I'm not entirely sure which bar. Does Deidre work here?"

The old bartender leaned against the bar, thinking it over. "Deidre? Young lady, long black hair, kinda tired-lookin'?"

Edison perked up immediately, leaning against the bar himself. "Ah, you know her, then? She works here?"

"Nope!" the bartender grinned unapologetically. "Saw her on the TV earlier, at the press conference. Only 'Deidre' I could think of. You say she's a friend?"

Edison clenched his hand into a fist in frustration, then forced himself to take a deep breath, reigning his temper in. He took a seat, trying to make a plan. "Well... not quite. She's... involved with the school I go to, and I need to talk with her."

The bartender nodded, cleaning a glass as he talked. "College boy, eh? I got the impression you were from out of town. You in town long?"

Surprised by the man's curiosity, but not concerned, Edison hesitated before answering. "Not long... just passing through, really. Doing the whole tourist, going from town to town, hiking thing."

The bartender grinned at that. "Tourist, eh? Then how about a drink? No journey is complete without stopping at a local watering hole, after all."

"Ah, I knew it..." Edison nodded, wise to the man's trick. "As previously stated, I'm not here for a drink. Thank you anyway." He got off the stool, turning for the door.

"Come on, where's your sense of adventure? Try something new!" the man's comment made Edison freeze, and he slowly turned back.

"Something... new? Well, I suppose I'm always up for a little... experimentation..." He took his seat again, looking over the plethora of bottles along the wall. "Oh, that blue one looks intriguing."

The bartender retrieved the bottle, swiftly grabbing a glass. "Blue Curacao, good eye. I'll whip you up something special. You look like you'd appreciate a Sonic Screwdriver." He combined a splash of the blue liqueur with a similar amount of vanilla vodka and mixed it into lemon-lime soda, giving it all a stir. "Try it out. First drink's free!"

Edison shrugged, picking up the glass. "Can't argue with that. Cheers!" He took a sip, surprised at how sweet it tasted. "Oh, that's quite good, actually." He took another sip, then a bigger gulp, wincing at the sensation. "Not... not bad. What else can you make?"

The bartender didn't reply, except to grab more bottles and start making small versions of the drinks. Edison sampled them all, to varying results.

"Wow! That, uh, that goes down rather... woo!"

...

"I say, is that real gold floating in here?"

...

"Oh, that burns more than I thought it would... I don't like it. No sir."

...

"What's that purple stuff?"

"There you are!" A gruff voice interrupted Edison's tasting party. "Think you can hide by changing your clothes? I recognize that spiky blond hair!"

The bouncer from the door grabbed Edison by the arm, yanking him from the chair. Edison didn't put up much of a fight, finding it hard to stand.

"My hair does not look like a Joltik!" Edison protested, slurring slightly.

"Dammit, Frank!" The bouncer glared at the bartender. "The kid's obviously too young to be in here, and you gave him a damn sampler course?"

"Well, why are you letting teenagers in here, Rico? I thought he was old enough, if he got by you."

"Oh, that's interesting..." Edison muttered, the color draining from his face. "It's kind of... roiling inside my-hurgh..." He managed not to vomit, but when Rico half-carried, half-dragged him to the restroom and shoved his head into a trash can, everything came rushing back up.

When he was done, Ed's knees were shaking, only Rico's strong and surprisingly gentle grip keeping him upright. His vision blurred in and out, and he suddenly felt very tired.

Rico led him back out, where Frank was waiting. "Kid okay?" He fell into step beside the bouncer.

Rico frowned, guiding Ed to the door. "This gets out, we're all in trouble. Call the cops, tell him he was already like this, and we detained him until they could arrive. And don't charge him for those drinks. This all stays off the books, understand?"

Edison was only half listening, but at that point decided that sleep was the preferable option. "At least... I know she's not here..." he mused, then promptly passed out.
Age 26
Under my rock
Seen 2 Days Ago
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2.1 Years
Name: Kira Wolf || Location: Akurnai City || Team:
Day: Three || Time: Afternoon


Seeing Double

After several minutes of being dragged along the pier Kira was finally pushed into one of the buildings on the construction site. The room was well lit, its main feature is a large desk with several old looking computer monitors on it displaying several different views of the construction site. With an annoyed grunt Kira rubbed at her sore wrists. “Ya know, you have a really tight grip Frank…”

Frank gave a bit of a shrug as he was addressed, keeping by the door acting as a guard. Meanwhile the woman who first caught her leaned back against the desk, her arms crossed impatiently.

“May I learn the name of my other kidnapper? Doesn’t seem like Frank here is too interested in talking.” Kira said in a sarcastic tone, returning the woman’s impatient look.

“Please, don’t act like you’re some victim here.” She said rolling here eyes. “If you have to know my name is Roxanne, and yours thief?”

“Kira, also not a thief.” She lied flatly, knowing at the very least she never stole from her.

“Hm, that’s really funny Kira, we have you on camera stealing from us.” She said in a ho-hum taunting voice. Pulling a nearby computer chair over towards her, she sat down as she began searching through old video files. “I’ll tell you what, if you confess before I manage to bring it up, I’ll consider not getting the cops involved.”

Kira’s heart began to race, starting to feel rather anxious. She knew without a shadow of a doubt this was her first time here, however this Roxanne woman seemed insistent that she saw her before. Looking up at the computer monitors, her heart dropped. There she was on the far-right monitor, same clothes, same hair color, style, everything. Feeling defeated, Kira only barely managed to speak just loud enough to be heard. “You didn’t give me much time to consider at all did you?”

“What do you mean? I haven’t brought up the video yet.” Roxanne asked, looking back at Kira.

Kira almost felt her heart leap out of her chest at that response, the whiplash between feeling defeated and a weird relieved/confused feeling almost causing pain. “Then what’s that?” She asked, pointing over towards the far-right monitor.

Roxanne looked up at the monitor and nearly gasped, with a clear shocked expression she looked between Kira and the monitor. “Y-You don’t happen to have a twin sister, do you?”

“No!” Kira shouted back in a hurry “Well, I have a twin brother, but we don’t look anything alike!”

“Then who the hell is that?!” asked an exasperated Roxanne.

“How am I supposed to know!? Kira shouted back.

Roxanne pushed away from the desk and grabbed Kira by the wrist as she headed towards the door. “Fine, let’s go check then.”

“Hey, calm down with the pulling! I’ll follow you!” Kira protested in vain as they made their way out the door.

*****

After several minutes of pulling they arrived at the site displayed by the camera. Annoyed, Kira finally managed to pull her wrist away from Roxanne “Geez, both you and Frank have a freaking vice grip…”

“Have you considered that you might just be a wuss? Either way, shush! She’s just right over there!” Roxanne said, pointing over towards a nearby wall of storage crates. From behind them the shadow of a person could be clearly seen moving about.

“Alright, I’ll get her. Just sit back and make sure neither one of us runs off.” Kira said, beginning to move forward.

“Hold up” Roxanne interrupted, grabbing Kira by the shoulder “Why should I trust you to grab her?”

“Why should I trust you? You’re the one who got us mixed up last time.” Kira retorted with an annoyed look.

Roxanne gave a stern look followed shortly by a conceded sigh “Alright fine, Frank’s in the security room though so don’t think you can run off!”

“Right…” Kira replied just before she headed off.

Kira crept up on the girl’s hiding spot and peeked around the corner. Sure enough there she was, hunched over one of the crates scouring through whatever was inside. Looking at her was like staring into a mirror, her green eyes, messy mahogany hair, even her clothes were not only the same, but seemed to be worn out in exactly the same way as well. ‘No wonder Roxanne got us confused…’ Kira thought to herself.

The other girl’s ears twitched as she looked up from her crate. Standing back up fully, she turned around and looked at Kira with a simple, yet eerie smile on her face. With her cover blown, Kira stepped out in plain view, her left-hand clutching Azure’s ball tightly.

Kira’s mind began racing, who was this person? She wasn’t lying earlier when she said she only had a twin brother, was it somebody from back home? School? There were a few girls in her class close to her height, one of them sat in front of her during class...

Kira exhaled out of her nose, trying to calm herself down. As calmly as she could manage, she began walking out towards the other girl, who’s smile only grew larger as Kira approached. Reaching out towards her, Kira just about got to the point of touching her… before reeling back and kicking as hard as she possibly could.

The girl gave a high pitched, surprised yelp before fading away. In her place stood a small black foxlike Pokémon, stunned from the heavy kick sent its way.

Without hesitation Kira pulled the ball from her pocket and threw it between her and the Pokémon. “Azure, water gun! Before it manages to recover!”

The small fox struggled to get up for a moment before getting knocked prone once more by the stream of water.

“Azure, once again! Water gun! Keep it down!” Kira called out, searching through her bad for an empty pokéball in the meantime. Azure happily complied as usual, shooting yet another stream of water.

The foxlike Pokémon gave another high-pitched yelp as it was hit again by water gun. Once again it tried getting up, doing its best attempt at a growl before a Pokéball was pitched directly into its face, disappearing with a flash of red light.

Kira loosened up as the pokéball clicked, her doppelganger trapped inside. After picking up the ball Kira turned back at Roxanne, showing it off. “Still don’t believe me?” she said with a smug smile and one hand on her hip.

“Alright, fine I get it. I screwed up, no need to rub it in…” Roxanne said in a solemn tone, walking towards Kira.

“No need to rub it in? You kidnapped me and accused me of stealing from you! I at the very least deserve the ability to gloat, I should be calling the cops!” Kira shouted back, still somewhat annoyed.

“I wouldn’t if I were you, at least if you plan on keeping that Pokémon. You might be off the hook but that little bugger is still a thief whether you caught it or not.” Roxanne warned, calling Kira’s bluff.

Kira smiled, enjoying how their situations have changed “And If I don’t plan on it?”

Roxanne gave a defeated sigh; from her pocket she pulled a pair of tickets out. “I’ll also give you these… They’re for the amusement park I found you at. “

Kira grabbed the tickets and looked them over, shooting Roxanne a confused look. “Why do you have these? You don’t really strike me as the kind of person who would enjoy something like that.”

Roxanne winced a bit, clearly not taking that statement very well. “I bought them a while back… I was hoping to find someone to go with me but, well I still have the things so you can see how well that turned out.”

“I-I was kidding. You don’t really need to give me these.” Kira meekly replied starting to feel guilty. Quietly she stared down at the tickets, unable to look Roxanne in the eye.

Roxanne reached forward and ruffled Kira’s hair. “It’s fine, don’t worry about it. I couldn’t find anyone but maybe you have a guy you’d like to go with.” Roxanne said, giving a fake smile. “Either way, I am genuinely sorry for causing you trouble like that. If you ever need me for anything, let me know.”

“R-Right, I’ll keep that in mind.” Kira said, still in a meek tone.

“Anyway, you ought to get out of here. It’s dangerous to be at a construction site without a hard hat ya know.” Roxanne said, her tone of voice rising once again. “I gotta go check on frank anyway. Figure it might be important to catch him up on what happened.”

Kira simply complied as she was shooed away, unable to find the words to say. She was annoyed and frustrated with that woman, but also sympathetic and somewhat thankful at the same time. She could hardly blame her for getting the two of them confused after all…

As she exited the construction site Kira paused and took some time to read the tickets. Sure enough, the purchase date was rather far back, just as Roxanne said. Pocketing the tickets and pulling our her Holotch Kira gave a heavy sigh, unable to believe what she was about to do.

“Hello?” A male voice on the other line asked.

“Hey, Jason? It’s me, Kira.”

“Hey! I was wondering if you’d keep in touch. What’s up?”

“I was wondering if you could do me a favor… Do you still get tomorrow off?”

“Yeah, why? Something wrong?”

“No, everything’s fine with me at least. Is there anyway you could meet me in front of the Gym in Akurnai City tomorrow? I’ve got someone I want you to meet...”

WizardOfOdd

Kirbymania

Age 19
Male
Indonesia
Seen 2 Hours Ago
Posted 4 Hours Ago
441 posts
210 Days

Arthur Weissmann
Location : Carmellion Beach
Pokemon at hand :




Chapter 4 - 4
Excavation Time


Alice explained to Arthur that she overheard from the locals that a kid was opening a fossil excavation stall, and from the information she heard, it was definitely a legit business. The locals also said that the stand is located between Akurnai City and Nashimity Town. With that information in mind, they decided to walk back and try to found the kid in hopes of getting a rare fossil.

“Honestly, If I knew about fossil excavation stall, I’ll probably go out from Nashimity at 7 or 8 in the morning instead.” Alice seemed to be a little annoyed that they needed to walk back towards Nashimity and the hot weather didn’t help at all with her feelings.

“You think I didn’t regret it myself? I even had to fight a hostile Krabby while I’m enjoying my walk. Well, I got a Pokemon but still… Anyway, can’t you use your own parasol? This one is very small you know, we both barely fit here.” Arthur grumbled, he really didn’t want to get sunburnt.

“Stingy…” Alice kicked Arthur on his shin, leaving him to touch his knee in pain, which in turn created an opportunity for Alice to snag the parasol for herself. Alice then walked further away, leaving Arthur behind her.

“You little…” Arthur wasn’t very happy with Alice’s action, but in the end, he decided to follow her from behind while applying sunscreen he already prepared in his bag.

Both of them bickered again on the way, but they stopped when they realized that they have reached the alleged stall, they realized quickly that it was the stall they were searching for when they saw a kid quickly coming close to them with a huge smile in his face.

“Good afternoon, Sorry to interrupt both of your precious time. But may I pique your interest in digging precious and expensive fossils?” The kid smiled widely. The smile of the kid reminded Arthur with sales ladies back when he went shopping with his father at Lilycove Department Store.

“Go on, we’re interested. Why should we dig fossils here?” Alice smiled, giddy with expectation about how good the stall really is.

“Well, first things first… If you found two fossils you don’t want, you’re eligible to trade it with one fossil I have in store. But, wait there’s more… If you’re able to find two extra fossils other than those you want to keep, then you can exchange it to me and then your digging fee is completely free. Good deal, isn’t it?” The Kid was still smiling widely.

“Um… Can we see those that you have? Just as reassurance for us.” Arthur thought it was a great deal, but he didn’t want to be scammed by some random kid.

“Oh? That’s fine Sir, please wait a bit.” The kid goes back to his stall and grabbed a Jaw Fossil before going back to where Arthur and Alice stood. “Please check it for yourselves, it’s 100% authentic.”

Alice and Arthur were surprised when they touched the fossil. Arthur was finally convinced about the fossil as it was consistent with the one he examined during his stay with Professor Kirk.

“Wow, this is definitely real isn’t it, Arthur?” Alice looked at the fossil with awe.

“Yeah… Definitely.”

“Haha, so how about doing it now? Surely you don’t want this once in a lifetime opportunity to slip? Besides, surely if you two gentlemen do this as fast as possible you both also can relax faster and have more precious time to spend for yourselves.”

“Dang, this kid has a smooth tongue,” Alice muttered as silent as possible.

“Thanks for your compliment, mademoiselle. The people around here also complimented me about that.” The kid laughed while rubbing the back of his head.

Arthur and Alice both laughed.

“Sure then, for two people it is.”

“Great decision. Now please follow me to the stand and you both could take the bucket and shovel needed for this job. And if you both don’t mind, you can even use your Pokemon to help you. Although, I sincerely hope that if you decide to do that, you will do it with care to avoid breaking the fossils haha.”

Alice and Arthur both dug holes around the beach in an effort to find the fossils they need as soon as possible. Alice decided that her own effort would be enough to tackle the issue, while Arthur enlisted the help of his Pokemon.

However, it didn’t take long until Braveheart and Hunter to bicker once more. It left Arthur with no choice but to put both of them back to their respective Pokeball and made him use Muchorin and Kaplan only to help him dig. It was a hot afternoon, but both Arthur and Alice were afraid that they wouldn’t have any time to return to this spot which means that at that point they had to finish digging as quickly as possible or miss the speech they were waiting for.

The sun was getting hotter and hotter with every passing moment and both of them were starting to sweating. Arthur couldn’t help but be worried about Alice, so he enlisted the help of Muchorin to solve this.

“Can I entrust you with something? This parasol…” Arthur handed the parasol he was using to keep himself away from the heat. “Can you use it to shield Alice from the heat?”

Muchorin nodded with a huge smile in his face.

“Good boy, now go!” Muchorin waddled over towards Alice who was surprised by his appearance. Muchorin quickly opened the parasol and shielded the exhausted girl from stinging heat of the sun.

“Aww… How sweet of you.” Alice patted the head of Muchorin with affection, the action made Muchorin giggling happily due to the praise. Alice then intentionally made a mumble in a loud enough noise to be heard by Arthur. “I wished that your trainer have a shred of thoughtfulness you have.”

The statement stung Arthur who was struggling to dig under the scorching heat. He had given the parasol even though he really didn’t like getting sunburnt just for the girl, and yet that was how the girl repaid his kindness. He was fuming. “Well sorry that I’m a brute that doesn’t understand the heart of a damsel in distress like yours.”

“It’s just a joke you know… Thank you, Arthur.” Alice gently smiled.

Arthur who saw this couldn’t release all of his pent up anger due to seeing Alice’s smile and instead turned his back so he couldn’t see the girl from his line of sight. Alice giggled with amusement seeing this action.

Thankfully for Arthur, he soon felt that his shovel hit something solid. “Yes, This should be something great.” He put out the rest of the sand with his hand as careful as possible to avoid damaging the fossil, and when he examined the object it was indeed a fossil, a Claw Fossil to be exact.

Just when he was about to celebrate his findings, Kaplan squawked from his digging spot.

“Wait, no way I’m finished this fast, right?”

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Spoiler:
Current Team and Level Gain
Spoiler:

Braveheart [Beldum] (-)
Ability : Clear Body
Lvl. 16 (+0 level(s))
Zen Headbutt, Take Down


Hunter [Hoothoot] (Male)
Ability : Insomnia
Lvl. 7 (+0 level(s))
Tackle, Growl, Hypnosis, Peck


Muchorin [Darumaka] (Male)
Ability : Hustle
Lvl. 12 (+0 level(s))
Tackle, Rollout, Incinerate, Fire Fang


Kaplan [Wingull] (Male)
Ability: Hydration
Lvl. 3 (+0 level(s))
Growl, Water Gun, Icy Wind


Important Items
Spoiler:

Items
Spoiler:

- Twisted Spoon

Battle Items
Spoiler:

None

Medicines
Spoiler:

- Ability Capsule

TMs
Spoiler:

TM 56 - Fling

Berries
Spoiler:

Aspear Berries (2)

Current Condition
Spoiler:

Body: In danger of getting sunburnt
Wallet: A-Ok... For Now...
Happiness: I think I'm hitting jackpot...


WizardOfOdd

Kirbymania

Age 19
Male
Indonesia
Seen 2 Hours Ago
Posted 4 Hours Ago
441 posts
210 Days

Arthur Weissmann
Location : Carmellion Beach
Pokemon at hand :




Chapter 4 - 5
The Dome Debacle


Arthur ran over to where Kaplan dug his hole with full enthusiasm and suspense. He hoped dearly that what Kaplan found is indeed a fossil so he could rub the fact all over Alice’s smug face.

“What is it, Kaplan? you find something?”

Kaplan pointed to a spot on the ground. Arthur didn't waste any time to tap the mysterious object, from the hardness and texture, Arthur was almost 100% sure of the item's true identity.

"Yes! You did great Kaplan." Arthur was so elated that Kaplan managed to find another fossil. Kaplan puffed his chest proudly at his achievement while his trainer frantically digging the hole, looking forward at the priceless expression Alice would show when he left her alone at this hot beach.

It didn't take long until Arthur picked up the fossil, it was a Jaw Fossil. With Jaw and Claw Fossil in hand, there was only one thing that's in his mind... A trade.

It's true that both Jaw and Claw Fossil could be used to revive a great Pokemon, and Arthur was aware of the fact. But there was only one and only one fossil that Arthur wanted. It was the Dome Fossil that he managed to see in the trading rack. If he can't get one, then he'll just have to trade his two fossils for it. After all, Kabutops was one of the Pokemon he found very cool to have during his childhood, the fact that Kirk owned an Armaldo also helped in his decision to not pick the Claw Fossil.

"Wow, finished so soon, Sir?" The Kid was astonished when he saw Arthur carrying two fossils towards him.

"Yeah, I just want to trade these two with a Dome Fossil and get out from here as quickly as possible."

"Good choice, Sir. But are you sure you're not going to use the reimbursement clause?" The kid looked at Arthur with a puzzled expression.

"And why should I? It shouldn't be that expensive, right?"

"Uh… Maybe it'll be better if you take a look at the price." The kid hesitantly pointed towards the price written in the advertisement banner beside him.

Arthur's gaze followed the direction of the young kid’s finger. The price of digging these fossils couldn't be that high, or so he thought. His face quickly turned pale as he realized how expensive it was.

"W-what…" The shocked man took a look several times at the price listed, it didn't change no matter how many times he gazed towards it. If he decided to pay for it, then there's a high chance that he'll be penniless when morning came.

"Haha… that's why I was reluctant to show it to you, Sir. Please understand…" The kid bowed slightly towards Arthur.

"No, no. It's absolutely not your fault… Well then, can I trade these for the Dome Fossil first? I'll dig two more in exchange for my fee after that. You know, just in case somebody else takes it first." Arthur tried to negotiate his way to the second-best scenario in his mind.

"Well, you have a point there, Sir. Fine then, I hope you can find two more fossils that you need as soon as possible."

The kid took the two fossils Arthur had dug and replaced it with a Dome Fossil he took from the rack. Just before the Kid managed to hand over the fossils towards Arthur, a man also came forward to the booth.

"Kid, I already have my necessary fossils. Can I trade it with the Dome Fossil you're holding right now?"

The man's words shocked Arthur who was curious about who the heck he had to compete with to obtain this Dome Fossil. The noise came from a man decked out in full adventure gear, in Arthur's mind he must be an archeologist or an artifact hunter of some sort, although he didn't understand why the man was still dressing in his thick adventuring outfit especially in a day with scorching heat like that.

"I'm sorry Sir, but this Fossil is already been traded for by the gentleman beside you." The kid bowed down slightly in apology before using his right hand to point towards Arthur.

"But I don't think you have enough money to pay for the fee out, no? How about you take three of my fossils here in exchange for that dome fossil?” The man tried to negotiate with Arthur.

“Sorry mister…” Arthur tried to say something to the man only for him to realize that he didn’t know who the man was.

“Matthew.” The man said his name.

“I’m sorry Mr. Matthew, but I was trading this first and so it’s rightfully mine.”

“Perhaps this should ease things out.” Matthew made a gesture signifying that he wouldn’t mind losing some money in order to procure the Dome Fossil.

“Eh…” Arthur was almost tempted with the offer, but he eventually made up his mind that there would be nothing that will stand against him to gain the fossil he was keen on getting. “Sorry, not happening.”

“Dang, I knew this will happen…” Matthew took a cigarette from his pocket. “So, how about doing this the old-fashioned way?”

“Which is?” Arthur stared at Matthew warily.

“Pokemon battle… I’m not much of a battler myself, but if that’s what it needs to obtain that fossil, then so be it.” Matthew lit up his cigarette. “So, how about it? Are you going to be a man and battle me, or you’re going to chicken out and leave this place with your spoils but not with your pride.”

Matthew’s statement stung really sharply on Arthur’s pride. He wanted to play safe and bailout with the fossil as soon as possible, but those words? That was uncalled for. “Fine, I’m in.”

Matthew smiled widely. “Sorry Kid, but you’ll soon regret accepting my challenge.”

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Spoiler:
Current Team and Level Gain
Spoiler:

Braveheart [Beldum] (-)
Ability : Clear Body
Lvl. 16 (+0 level(s))
Zen Headbutt, Take Down


Hunter [Hoothoot] (Male)
Ability : Insomnia
Lvl. 7 (+0 level(s))
Tackle, Growl, Hypnosis, Peck


Muchorin [Darumaka] (Male)
Ability : Hustle
Lvl. 12 (+0 level(s))
Tackle, Rollout, Incinerate, Fire Fang


Kaplan [Wingull] (Male)
Ability: Hydration
Lvl. 3 (+0 level(s))
Growl, Water Gun, Icy Wind


Important Items
Spoiler:

Items
Spoiler:

- Twisted Spoon

Battle Items
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None

Medicines
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- Ability Capsule

TMs
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TM 56 - Fling

Berries
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Aspear Berries (2)

Current Condition
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Body: In danger of getting sunburnt
Wallet: Closely avoided a bankruptcy
Happiness: Who that old man think he is!?


WizardOfOdd

Kirbymania

Age 19
Male
Indonesia
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Arthur Weissmann
Location : Carmellion Beach
Pokemon at hand :




Chapter 4 - 6
Battle at the Beach


“You sure, kid? There’s still time to run away, you know?” Matthew tried to goad Arthur in an effort to further ruining the young man’s focus.

“Taunting me won’t help with anything, Mister. Maybe you should just focus all of your energy instead to make sure you don’t end up as a loser.” Arthur snarkily answered.

“Ooo, feisty. Oh well then… Let’s go, Yamask!” The man called out his Yamask towards the battlefield.

Just as Arthur was going to pick his Pokemon to counter Yamask, Alice came to the site of the conflict looking confused. “Uh, can anyone tell me what’s going on here? Arthur?”

“A wager battle. Muchorin, come here!” Arthur chose Muchorin due to its speed and typing, sending Braveheart or Hunter now would probably a bad decision because of their weakness against Ghost-type attacks. Muchorin ran as fast as he could toward his trainer while holding Arthur’s white parasol. Just as Alice was about to ask more details in frustration as she didn’t understand the short explanation that Arthur gave, the stall owner decided to intervene and explained the situation to her.

“Let’s start then. Yamask, Shadow Ball!” The Spirit Pokemon lifted both of its arm forming a dark ball of energy that was launched towards Muchorin.

“Muchorin, Flame Wheel!” Muchorin dodged the Shadow Ball with the help of his speed before he tried to strike the Yamask head-on.

“Protect!” Yamask’s body shined as it created a green barrier that coated its body, repelling the incoming Muchorin’s Flame Wheel from hitting the Spirit Pokemon directly.

“Damn it. Muchorin, Flame Wheel once more!” When Muchorin landed on the ground, he immediately rolled once more enveloping himself in a scorching flame ball in hopes of finally landing a direct hit on the opposition.

“Protect!” The man was still resolute in using his strategy, causing his Yamask to successfully repelling Muchorin once more with the green barrier.

“I have all day to deal with you kid, do you?” Matthew taunted Arthur once more in an effort to attack the psychology of his opponent.

“Grrr… Flame Wheel!” For the third time, Muchorin did the same attack, this time it decided to jump high before dropping the attack in hopes of getting extra momentum in an effort to chip away some health from his opponent. However, this action was already anticipated by Matthew who smirked when he saw Muchorin jumped.

“Disable! Then follow it up with Shadow Ball!” Yamask managed to stop Muchorin’s momentum dead in the mid-air before firing another bullet of Ghost-type energy.

“Counter it with Incinerate!” Muchorin exhaled strong flames in hopes of stopping the Shadow Ball from hitting him, but the Shadow Ball proved to be much stronger and eventually, Muchorin couldn’t stop the ball from blowing up in front of him. He managed to land properly with a backflip, but it was visible even from Arthur’s perspective that the ball had done considerable damage against Muchorin.

“Now, how long can you dodge this. Shadow Ball!”

“Muchorin, dodge!”

Muchorin kept dodging the volleys of Shadow Ball blasted by the Yamask against him, the exploding balls slowly created a smokescreen made of sand as more and more of the sand was blasted away by the exploding Shadow Ball.

“This won’t work…” The explosions deterred Muchorin from coming closer to inflict damage towards Yamask, and with the Flame Wheel disabled, the mobility option for coming forward has become limited, Arthur had to make a decision fast.

“Well then… Muchorin! It’s time to dance.” Muchorin understood what he should do at the point and decided to dodge the Shadow Balls with his elegant dancing instead of focusing on pushing forward for an attack.

“What’s your plan, Kid? You sure you’re going to let your Pokemon through that?“

“Well, are you sure you’re going to let your Pokemon keep firing Shadow Balls, Mister? It’s pretty tiring to fire consecutive volleys of such a powerful attack, you know…”

“You sure have a point there, Kid. Not that I’m going to let that Darumaka of yours stands longer than I want to… Yamask, Pressure him further!” Yamask pushed forward while still firing off dark purple energy balls toward the Zen Charm Pokemon.

“Just I expected, Muchorin. It’s time to get dirty.” While Yamask was still focused on firing the Shadow Balls, the Zen Charm Pokemon eventually found a window for him to toss some sand towards the Curse Pokemon’s eye.

“Now, Fire Fang!” Yamask heard the order and was shooting another Shadow Ball to deter Muchorin’s movement, but with obstructed eyesight, it was not easy for the Curse Pokemon to shoot the projectile. It was an easy opportunity for Muchorin to utilize, and the Zen Charm Pokemon did just that, he sank his blazing fang deep in the body of the Yamask who started to scream due to the pain.

“Don’t panic, Shadow Ball!” Matthew ordered his Yamask to shot a powerful blast once more in an effort to deter Muchorin from launching another attack.

“Incinerate!” Matthew was shocked when he heard the order that was given by Arthur. Muchorin let go of Yamask’s body before he spews out a powerful flame breath which collided with the Shadow Ball and caused a huge explosion. Both Pokemon was enveloped by the blast since they both were at a point-blank range of the explosion, but only Muchorin who was able to stand in the aftermath.

“Well you got the balls to fight with all you got, I’ll give you that… I guess I’m too rude earlier, my apologies. Would you tell your name to this crude man?” The man smiled slightly, embarrassed after he realized about his earlier attitude that exuded arrogance.

“A-Arthur.” The kid was shocked by the sudden change, but deep down he was also relieved due to being avoided from getting his anger from rising to an entirely new level.

“Well then, shall we continue? Let’s make this a three-on-three so this battle won’t drag too long for you.”

Arthur nodded, and so the battle with the high stakes continued.

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Current Team and Level Gain
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Braveheart [Beldum] (-)
Ability : Clear Body
Lvl. 16 (+0 level(s))
Zen Headbutt, Take Down


Hunter [Hoothoot] (Male)
Ability : Insomnia
Lvl. 7 (+0 level(s))
Tackle, Growl, Hypnosis, Peck


Muchorin [Darumaka] (Male)
Ability : Hustle
Lvl. 12 (+0 level(s))
Tackle, Rollout, Incinerate, Fire Fang


Kaplan [Wingull] (Male)
Ability: Hydration
Lvl. 3 (+0 level(s))
Growl, Water Gun, Icy Wind


Important Items
Spoiler:

Items
Spoiler:

- Twisted Spoon

Battle Items
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None

Medicines
Spoiler:

- Ability Capsule

TMs
Spoiler:

TM 56 - Fling

Berries
Spoiler:

Aspear Berries (2)

Current Condition
Spoiler:

[LEFT]Body: Still in danger of getting sunburnt
Wallet: A-Ok
Happiness: That old man isn't so bad, eh? Phew.../LEFT]


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