Kari sat down on a bench and started eating her lunch. She also let Po, Neptune and Dante out to eat their portions of Pokémon food. While eating, she noticed someone approaching her. When the person got closer, she got better look. It was a boy around her age. He got blonde hair and blue eyes. He was a little bit higher than her. He looked kinda cute. When he saw her, he quickly cut the distance between them.
"Excuse me officer," he said when he was close. "Do you know which way to Pewter City?"
Kari looked confused. She then realized that she's wearing a police vest and hat.
"Sorry, I'm not an officer," she told him. "I just don't have anything else to wear."
"You're a trainer then?" he got excited. "How many Pokémon do you have? How many badges did you get so far? Forget that, let's have a battle!"
It took Kari a moment to process all the things that boy said. Before she could answer, he pulled out a case form his backpack.
"I already have 3 badges. From Celadon, Vermillion and Cerulean City," he opened the case and Kari could see three badges pinned inside. Two of them seemed like a flowers, but Kari was more interested in the one resembling a tear. "So? How many do you have?"
"None. I only just started my journey," she replied.
"You just started? But you already caught 3 Pokémon. That's something," he said and pointed at Kari's team.
"Really? How many Pokémon do you have?" The boy aroused her interest.
"Why don't you find out in a battle?" he challenged her again. He turned around and walked few metres away. "By the way, my name is Jonathan," he introduced himself with a bow, when he turned back at her.
Kari was amused by him.
"Kari. Okay, let's have a battle," she agreed. "Po, are you ready?" she looked at her Pokémon. Tadpole Pokémon noded and jumped besides his trainer.
"Poliwag?" Jonathan smirked. He picked a Pokéball from his belt. "Come out, Poliwhirl!"
"Poliwhirl?" Kari said, surprised. Poliwhirl came out of its Pokéball. Kari could tell just by the look at him that he was raised well. Po looked determinated to win "Well, we'll still win this."
"You can try. Ladies first," he let her start the battle.
"Po, jump to the air and attack with Mud Shot!" Kari commanded her Pokémon. Both Neptune and Dante finished their meal and started watching the battle.
Po jumped to the air and a muddy ball started forming at the end of his tail. He sent it against Poliwhirl when it was big enough.
"Poliwhirl, dodge and counter with Ice Punch!" Jonathan shouted to his Pokémon. Poliwhirl dodged with easy and also jumped to the air. His right fist froze midair and he punched Po with it. Po hit the ground.
Dante was watching Poliwhirl and waved his tail at him. The paint changed to Cyan for a moment. Then it turned back green.
Kari run to the lying Po. "Po! Are you okay?" Po wasn't moving.
Jonathan, realizing that the attack was too powerful called Poliwhirl back and make his way to Kari and Po. He pulled a Potion out of his backpack.
"This will help him," he gave the Potion to Kari.
"Get away," she slapped the Potion away. She looked at still unconscious Po and ripped out the Potion from Jonathan's hands. "Wait, give it to me." She applied it and Po opened his eyes. Kari hugged him.
"Kari, I'm sorry for this," Jonathan apologized. "I should have been more careful."
"Yeah, you should have," she retorted, still holding Po. But there was something about this boy that made her forgave him quickly. "Thanks for the Potion," she said finally.
"It's nothing. Is there anything else I could do?" he asked her.
She realized, how weak she was. She lost here only after one attack, she lost to that Grunt earlier today and she got almost killed multiple times last night. She also remembered Andrea and her powerful Magby. She was sure she would lose to them too. And this boy seemed like a strong trainer.
"Do you think you could teach me and Po some new moves?" she asked him.
"I could. But only under one condition," Jonathan said.
Jonathan smirked again: "You'll accompany me to Pewter City."
"Okay, I was heading that way anyway," Kari agreed. She got up and packed her things from the bench.
"And you'll go on date with me to the Pewter Museum," Jonathan whispered.
"What did you said?" Kari asked, because she didn't hear what he was saying.
Jonathan's face turned bright red. "Let's go. I said, let's go." Inventory
Pokéballs x 5
Business Card for someone named Looker
Nickname: Po Gender: Male Ability: Water Absorb Moveset:
- Water Sport
- Water Gun
- Mud Shot
|| Viridian City/Viridian Forest ||
My fingers fiddled with the bandages on my left arm, tugging at them here and there as my armlet caught on them. Grumbling in mild annoyance at the cloth, I slowly made my way to the Viridian Pokemart to stock up on some supplies.
The clerk called from behind the counter. Offering a soft "hello" as a reply, I dipped into the aisles of items for sale, my eyes scanning the objects. Grabbing two Greatballs and two Pokeballs, I quickly figured the math in my head, 1800 poke. Walking up to the counter I quickly checked out before shoving the newly purchased items in my bag.
The clirk chimed as I walked out onto the somewhat busy streets. The city was still abuzz with the events of yesterday making a frown cross my lips. Despite getting the opportunity to meet some very kind and amazing people, the events of yesterday were down right horrible. Shaking my head I tried to clear my thoughts a bit before theu drifted back to the conversation I'd had with Deen only a little earlier in the morning. 'We'll meet in Pewter City.' A grin crossed my lips at the thought of the city with my first Kanto gym as I began to make my way North towards Viridian Forest.
Wind rustled the leaves overhead, offering a refreshing breeze despite the growing temperatures. Glancing around at the lush scenery I smiled to myself.
"This Forest sure is dense. Not as bad as some of the Forests I've been through but if I'm not careful I can get turned around."
I mumbled, adjusting the strap of my messenger bag. Continuing deeper into the forest, I stopped in my tracks as I spotted a trainer who seemed rather paniced. Looking at me he stared momentarily before jogging over to me.
"Hey have you seen an unsual Caterpie, its a gold color? My Caterpie is missing."
He explained, biting his lip when I shook my head.
"Oh man... well, thanks anyway."
He sighed, his shoulders slumping. Smiling slightly I shoved my hands into the pockets of my shorts.
"I may not have seen your Caterpie but, I will help you look."
"Yeah. Where is the last place you saw him?"
"Just West of here, I was training with him and my Weedle when we got seperated."
"Alright, I'll start from there then."
Flashing the kid a smile, I grabbed Skylar's Pokeball and let him out.
"Alright Skylar, take to the sky and see if you can spot an oddly coloured Caterpie."
I stated, gently rubbing under his beak before he took to the sky. 'Well, that was a lot easier than the last time I sent him to do something... now let's hope he doesn't get lost again.' Chuckling at my own thoughts I set off West into a denser part of the Viridian Forest.
Pushing some branches out of my way, I ventured deep into the brush, far off of any of the nearby forest paths. My eyes meticulously scanned the area, searching for the small, gold colored Caterpie that I had been tasked with finding. Scratching the back of my neck I sighed, watching as Skylar dipped down through the tree leaves, landing on a nearby branch. The usually brash Starly looked spooked, glancing over his shoulder every few seconds as I approched.
"Hey, Skylar it's alright."
I cooed softly, reaching up to pick him up off the branch. After gently stroking his feathers for a few moments, he calmed down, wiggling out of my grasp. With a few chirps he took off, heading North of where we were. Raising an eyebrow, I quickly followed after him and before long, my eara were met with a faint buzzing that grew louder and louder the further I went. I slowed my pace as Skylar landed on the ground and looked over a bush into a near by clearing.
"Oh man, thats an entire swarmnof Beedrill and go figure, there is the missing Caterpie, right in the center."
I sighed, rubbing my temples a bit before I retuned Skylar.
"Alright, it's your turn Cassia."
Letting my Shroomish from her Pokeball, I watched as she got her bearings before freezing. Turning slowly, she looked up at me, her eyes wide with fear.
"It's alright Cassia."
I whispered, kneeling down to gently pat the top of her head.
"We need to rescue that Caterpie. Do you think you can go out there and use Stun Spore?"
I questioned, a smile forming on my lips as she turned to look at the cowering Caterpie. After what seemed like a breif moment of hesitation she let out a small "Shroo," and set off into the center of all the Beedrill.
I watched Cassia slowly sneak into the center of all of the Beedrill before freezing as they turned to her. "I mumbled a small "Oh no," as she began to panic, quickly using stun spore before tackling the caterpie. I watched as the small, gold colored Pokemon flew into the air before landing, dead center on Cassia. With a "shroo," she quikly ran towards me with several Beedrill hot on her trail.
"Ah, no don't bring them... psyduck to late!"
Turning on my heel, I quickly sprinted from behind the bush, stopping to grab the Caterpie from atop of Cassia and return her before running once again.
"Oh man, oh man!"
Holding the Caterpie close, I sprinted through the rather dense forest, cussing lowly under my breath as the Beedrill caught up.
Sliding to a stop, I grabbed a Pokeball from my belt.
"Endor, use Rock Tomb!"
Tossing the Pokeball, I quickly backstepped, avoiding one of the Beedrill's stingers.
"Tra!" With a low rumble, Endor quickly immobilized the Beedrill, causing them to faint. After a few moments, he broke the rocks and we headed on our way back to the Caterpie's trainer.
"You found him! Thank you! I know it's not much but, I want you to have this."
He said as he returned his Caterpie and pulled 250 poke from his bag. Accepting the reward, I set off on my way, once again headed for Pewter City with Endor at my side.
Kiyo tried his best to piece together where he was, but it was no use. ‘I am so lost…’ There was no way to tell which direction was correct as it was still rather dark outside. With him, his Purugly, and the Poliwag that had decided to tag along, Kiyo had his own little entourage now. The three walked in a straight line, hoping it would lead out of the forest sooner or later. Kiyos clothes were tattered and stained with dirt while Purugly was obviously feeling pushed to her limits. She was a housepet after all and wasn’t used to such activity. If she had the energy, she would probably have playfully tormented the scared Poliwag, but instead she kept a few paces behind it and Kiyo.
No matter how much Kiyo looked at the map on his Pokedex, the land he was traversing bared little resemblance to it. ‘How long has it been since they updated this thing??’ Sighing, he had almost given up hope until something caused the Poliwag to pick up its pace. It waddled its way around fallen tree trunks and broken branches, calling out for Kiyo to follow its lead. “Wait up!” He yelled, almost tripping as he dodged through the trees.
The Poliwag suddenly halted before a thick shrub. Turning back towards Kiyo, it gave a quick nod before body slamming straight into the bush. The small Pokemon disappeared completely as it was consumed by the foliage. ‘It wants me to jump through THAT!?’ Holding his breath, he followed suit and leapt into the thicket.
After a few moments, Kiyo emerged on the other side of the shrub, his Purugly following short after. What laid before him was astounding. It was a small waterhole with crystal clear water that glistened under the moonlight. Poliwags of all sizes had gathered around the lush lake with a large green Pokemon dancing atop a rock. Absolutely dumbfounded, Kiyo pulled out his Pokedex and aimed it at the Pokemon.
Politoed, the Frog Pokemon. If Poliwag and Poliwhirl hear its echoing cry, they respond by gathering from far and wide.
As if on queue, the Politoed began to let out a piercing cry which caused goosebumps to crawl up Kiyos spine. Kiyo put his hands up to his ears to muffle the Pokemons cry as he fell to his knees. “Jesus Christ!” His backpack had fallen off him in the process.
Suddenly, the entire colony of tadpoles and the Politoed menacingly turned towards the trainer. The Poliwag he had escorted earlier frantically pranced around, as if to let them know the human meant no harm. The Politoed hopped from its rock and approached Kiyo. After a short standoff, the Politoed slowly began to hop on its feet, circling the trainer as it banged on its belly and sang joyously. “Ehehe….” was all Kiyo could muster as he looked worryingly at the Poliwag. Without warning, the Politoed gave one final bang on its belly behind Kiyo, then thrusted it forward into Kiyo, flinging him straight into the lake water as he flailed his arms in the air and screamed from shock.
Emerging from the lake, he coughed a bit of water from his mouth before interrogating the Politoed. “What the heck was that for!?” His clothes and hair were sopping wet. The Politoed obviously found this amusing as it rolled on its back and laughed at the trainers dismay. After chuckling, the Poliwag from earlier made its way to the lake, bouncing into the clear water.
Soon, many Poliwags from the colony followed suit, splashing and singing in the lake with each other. It reminded Kiyo of all the playful mischief the Poliwags would always get into back at Pallet Town. How they would dance and bounce around with him when he was just a kid. Those times were some of his most precious memories. It felt like time had shifted backwards, and he was back at his hometown, playing in the dark with Poliwags at night.
After stripping his shirt and pants, Kiyo joined in on the fun and began to partake in the debauchery. The Poliwag he had traveled with in the forest was especially joyous. Time flew by as he swam and played in the water. Kiyo let loose of his inhibitions and thoroughly enjoy himself without the weight of anxiety.
At the peak of their playing, the Poliwags began to sing a different tone. This one was much more mellow. It was almost hypnotizing. Soon before long, Kiyos eyes begun to feel heavy. The song echoed in his mind as his vision blurred. With what strength remained, he pulled himself to shore. Lying on his back, the last thing he saw were the stars and moon that painted the night sky.
Before he knew it, the rising sun was beginning to beat down on Kiyo. He groggily rubbed his eyes before jutting upright in a panic. ‘Morning!? How is it morning? The last I remember is…’ Before he could even question whether last night was a dream or not, a lone Poliwag happily bounced its way towards the shirtless trainer. “So this is your home, huh?” he said, looking over the lake the shined even more intensely in the morning light. “I guess this is where we part…” While he felt sad he’d have to leave his friend behind, an unexpected positivity radiated from him. “Last night reminded me what it’s like to be free,” he explained. He walked towards his clothes that were mysteriously hanging from a nearby branch. “To stretch my arms and legs and laugh as loud as I can: a feeling I’ve only known when accompanied by Pokemon.” As Kiyo put his clothes on, the Poliwag continued to look curiously at the trainer, following closely by his feet. After a few moments of gathering the rest of his belongings, Kiyo was ready to set off. “It was nice meeting you,” he said as he crouched down to eye level with the Poliwag. “Try not to get lost anymore, okay?” Purugly meowed at the tadpole, causing it to back up a few steps from Kiyo. Giving one last glance at the lake, Kiyo set off once again to find his way out of the forest.
...There was only one small issue. With every step Kiyo took, a small rustling could be heard in the distance. At first, Kiyo thought it was a gust brushing against the forest foliage until he turned around and noticed Poliwag bashedly following him. “Uh, you know you’re homes back that way, right?” he said, pointing in the direction they had just left. “Don’t tell me there’s another lake you’re gonna make me find in this damned forest.” The Poliwag nodded in disagreement before shutting its eyes and barrelling straight towards the trainer. “Jeez!” Kiyo yelped. As Kiyo caught the Pokemon in his arms, the Poliwag looked into his eyes, a sense of pleading emanating from it. Typically, he would flail his arms and panic at such physical contact, but something felt different about this. After a moment of pondering, a light bulb lit up above Kiyo. “Do you… want me to capture you?” The Poliwag let out a joyous cry. Not only did Kiyo just received his first Pokemon a day ago, he now had one begging to be captured? It was almost unbelievable to him. “But wait,” he wondered. “Don’t we need to battle before I catch you?” This made Puruglys ears perk up at the mention of battle, causing Poliwag to jump from Kiyos arms and sprint across the forest floor in a panic. Eventually, it looked down in defeat, realizing it would be no match for the cat Pokemon. Letting out a chuckle, he unclasped an empty Pokeball from his backpack. “Just kidding. Besides, having you fight Purugly wouldn’t be very fair.” Concentrating on the Poliwag that stared longingly at him, he closed his eyes and aimed for the Pokemon. ‘Here goes nothing!’
A small thud could be heard where he threw the Pokeball. ‘Did it work...?’ After a moment of silence, he peaked one eye open, greeted by the sight of the Pokeball lying next to the Poliwag. “I missed!?” Kiyo sighed and waved his arms in front of him. “Wait, wait! Lemme try again!” But it was no use. Poliwag turned towards the empty ball and jumped straight onto the button in the center, immediately consumed by a bright light.
"Charmeleon, the Flame Pokémon and the evolved form of Charmander. Charmeleon knocks down opponents with its tail, then defeats them using razor-sharp claws," said Kari's Pokédex with robotic voice.
"That's about right," confirmed Jonathan device's words and patted Charmeleon on her head. "Now, give the shot everything you've got."
"Are you sure it won't hurt her?" Kari wasn't sure about this.
Charmeleon's claws and paws turned to solid metal.
"Yeah, she can take it," Jonathan said, full of confidence in his Pokémon's power.
Kari looked at Po, who's been standing in front of her. He nodded to confirm that he's ready.
"Okay! Po, use Scald!"
Po shot huge stream of water out of his mouth. Charmeleon put his metal paws in front of her and countered the attack. Steam was coming out of the water.
"Great! Looks like you finally got it," commended Jonathan Kari. They've been training Scald for hours. "I think I can teach more." He waved at his Poliwhirl, who's been sitting and enjoying a break with Kari's Pokémon.
"Poliwhirl, use Hypnosis!" commanded Jonathan his Pokémon. "Watch this, Kari."
Poliwhirl's eyes and belly started glowing blue. He released blue circle out of his eyes that flew towards Charmeleon. She dodged it with ease and the circle disappeared in the forest.
Poliwhirl turned to Po and said something to him. Kari figured out that he's tutoring him on how to use Hypnosis.
After Poliwhirl ended, Po prepared himself. His eyes started glowing blue and hi released blue circle out of his eyes. It flew towards the forest, but then changed direction and hit Kari. She immediately fell on the ground, dropped her Pokédex and her hat fall off.
Jonathan and Po run to her. Jonathan shook with her and when she didn't wake up, he leaned towards her and wanted to kiss her in hopes that she'll wake up just like sleeping beauty. But before he could do that, Po jumped on Kari and slapped her with his tail. It was enough to wake Kari up. She got up quickly, dropping Po on the ground.
"What was that?" she mumbled when she got up.
"Wake-Up Slap. This attack inflicts big damage on a sleeping target. This also wakes the target up, however," answered her Pokédex.
Both Kari and Jonathan was speechless. Kari looked at Po, who's been standing under her hat. It was too big for him to wear. She picked him up and hugged him.
"You're awesome," she told him.
"That was great," was everything Jonathan could say.
They got up and continued with training... Inventory
Pokéballs x 5
Business Card for someone named Looker
Nickname: Po Gender: Male Ability: Water Absorb Moveset:
- Water Sport
- Water Gun
- Mud Shot
- Wake-Up Slap
The deep green Viridian Forest. Amelia trotted along, on her quest to make a name for herself as a Detective, and discover many more mysteries of this world. Her wondering thoughts blocked her main interested for the Viridian Forest. She wondered, about all the new things she had never seen before...
"...How do you think about things you have not seen before?"
Amelia would never see anything new, if she doesn't keep moving???
"Ah, right, top notch! onward, then!"
She carried on in her adventure, until she noticed that things started to get a bit hazy, and her visibility was shortening. Curious, she looked around briefly. "This is... a fog?" Amelia questioned. "I was not aware that fog could develop in this part of Kanto..." indeed, this was quite a phenomenon for Amelia as she continued on.
She soon found that she had reached a distinct grove... one with three other forks that lead to different paths. Quite an oddity indeed; while Viridan was a deep forest, there was never any record or recollection of pathways that stretched out such as this. Nonetheless, it was time for her to think of a path to take, so, she ultimately decided on the middle and was preparing to proceed with her choice... until she was bumped up against from behind.
"Ugh!" came a voice that bumped Amelia. Amelia quickly turned behind her, to see that the person that bumped her was a young woman. She was a young woman who dressed in a simple manner - she had a sleeveless blue top, a red skirt, blue socks, and white and red running shoes. She had a yellow carry-on bag, with a white and red hat that she wore on top of her long, brown hair that extended to her mid-body. She rubbed her nose, perhaps from impact of the bump. "What are you doi--- hmm..."
The girl inspected Amelia thoroughly. Her mood from annoyance to curiousity, to excitment gradually changed, finally giving off a cheerful smile, "Ohh... you're perfect.." she said, as she for whatever reason, got out a pokeball. "...You're mine."
"...Pardon me?" Amelia inquired. But before she knew it, she... got hit with one of the girl's pokeballs. "What the devil are you doing?!"
"You're going to become one of my pokemon!" the girl said, throwing another pokeball. This time, it hit Amelia's stomach. It didn't hurt as much as the shot from the head, but it was still an uncomfortable scenario as she was pelted again and again with the lass's pokeballs, and, as much as she can simpy run or walk away from this, she just stood there... embarrassed. Eventually, the girl stopped, as she and Amelia exchanged a stare down.
"Why won't this work..."
"...Have you figured out why it won't work yet?"
"I'm not stopping because because I gave up. I just, uh... ran out of pokeballs..."
"I'm out of here."
"W-Wait a second!" the girl called after as she went after Amelia. She finally caught up, even walking alongside her. "Look, uh… Nice to meet you. I'm Green!"
"And I'm the girl who does not care," Amelia replied. "But, since you gave me your name, you may call me, Amelia."
"Amelia, listen..." the girl known as Green started. "Uh..."
"Oh? Are you about to apologize now?" Amelia asked, more patiently.
"Actually, this time, I was going to ask if you become one of my Pokémon..." Green replied, with Amelia not looking as amused. "Okay, Okay, I'll explain. I needed you to become one of my Pokémon so you can come along with me because I just need... help."
"You sure do," said Amelia. "Professional help."
"Oh! Do you know any professional treasure seekers?!" Green asked excitingly, but not exactly what Amelia had in mind. Still, it was a curious inquiry.
"You are in need of... treasure seekers?" Amelia asked.
"For treasure, duh!" Green explained. "I heard that somewhere, there's this legendary treasure that summons this really really amazing Pokémon! I was on my way to Pewter to learn more, but... I don't know much more than that. You see I'm--"
"Dumb? Ridiculous? Simple-Minded?"
"Come on, let the whole pokeball thing go already," Green suggested. "i was going to say, I'm really interested in this rumor! If it's true, then....!"
"Hmmm..." Amelia thought. "Green, was it? I'll accompany you to Pewter. Tell me more, about this treasure rumor..."
Pewter City is a city jammed in between two drastically different biomes. To the south, it is bordered by the thick lush green of Viridian Forest, but to the north, east and west the terrain is a rugged patchwork of brown and grey, composed entirely of rocky mountain terrain with the enormous Mt. Moon looming up to the north-east.
The city itself, located at the mouth of a valley, takes after both these sides of nature in presentation. Much of the constructs in the city are buildings of concrete and stone and, compared to Viridian, the landscape is heavily paved. Despite this though, throughout the city one can stumble upon vibrant green parks, dotted with fields of flowers that stand in stark contrast to the wealth of brown and grey prevalent throughout the rest of the city.
Pewter is not a tourist city and most of the people passing through are either trainers, or scientists and miners on their way to Mt. Moon. Few people go to Pewter just to appreciate the city and there’s not much in the way of attractions. That being said, the one place of note, the Pewter Museum is famed world-wide for its excellent research programmes and the incredible geological and paleontological displays it presents to the public. So there’s always that there for those with an interest in the sciences… or cool looking rocks and skeletons.
The city is a quieter one, and it generally takes some exploring to find yourself in one of the rowdier parts of town. That being said, ever since the attack on Viridian City, there has been an uneasy energy about the place due to its close proximity and if one is paying attention, they’d notice an increase in police presence and a growing suspicion of unfamiliar travellers. Perhaps the most conspicuous change in light of recent events however, is the absence of Gym Leader Brock who has been called away to investigate something at Diglett’s Cave. Instead, the Pewter Gym is currently being manned by Forrest, his younger brother.
Gym Leader (substitute) Forrest
With Brock gone, Forrest is here to take care of trainer challenges for the moment! While he may be the younger brother, never underestimate one of Brock's siblings. Just like his brother, he is a rock type specialist with his main ace being a Steelix that his brother gave to him a long time ago, as well as a Zubat he caught on a previous outing. Forrest has a keen eye for strategy, having learned much from his brother and sparring with his other siblings. He uses this often in battle, abusing the gym's rocky terrain and using it to his advantage. His attacks will get creative, but will only often have some rocks with them.
Ability: Magnet Pull
Moveset: rock blast, fire punch, tackle, brick break, stealth rock, explosion
Hint: Sets up the stage for defeat with stealth rock, and uses explosion when about to die.
Moveset: roost, leech life, aerial ace, toxic, taunt, bite
Hint: Defensive, uses toxic and leech life and stalls the battle until the Pokemon is defeated.
Ability: Shell Armor
Moveset: shell smash, brine, ice beam, earth power, rock polish, rollout
Hint: A cannon with shell smash.
As you are new trainers, he is giving you a choice of choosing two of his three Pokemon to battle, which you must defeat in order to take the badge and prove your worth as a trainer. You will not know how the Pokemon would play as, the hints are there to help you write them down when battling.
One of your Pokemon must be defeated.
1 - [unlocked mission from the previous route] Brock has been sent to Diglett’s Cave to investigate some suspicious activity that could possibly be connected to Viridian City’s bombing. He’s currently looking for two volunteer trainers to stand guard outside while he explores inside and keep civilians out. Two people can do this mission.
2- A small expedition from the museum is heading into the mountains behind Pewter to excavate a bunch of fossils that were found nearby. Assist the group by helping them move material and keeping wild Pokemon out the way. Multiple people can do this mission.
Old Amber is not available.
One fossil of your choice
3 -The museum is holding a big exhibition soon and is running low on available staff.. Which means they would be open for… secret missions. Hidden among the crowd is a master “thief”, ready to steal the museum’s prized possession, an old Amber. Who will you help out? Speak to the GM should you decide to choose this mission
4 - The park is one of the few good places to go on dates in Pewter City. Sometimes, you can even see one of the local kids acting matchmaker with random people. One of them however seems to be intent on having you paired up with someone… but will you do it?
Maybe their phone number too ;)
5 - A local business is running a promotional event: a scavenger hunt. Hidden all around Pewter are special posters. Find one and you can use it to claim a prize. The only catch is that another trainer is welcome to challenge you for your poster if you get there at the same time.
6 - A local radio station is looking to interview those who volunteered their help during the Viridian attack. If you were among that number, give an interview and you may be featured on the radio. Multiple people can do this mission
Echoed Voice TM
7 - A pair of trainers has set up camp in Pewter City. They think they’re the best tag battlers around. Team up with another trainer to show the cocky trainers who’s boss.
8 - Someone has tasked you with the most important duty of… guarding their pet bewear! Which has conveniently disappeared the moment you laid eyes on something else for two minutes. Find that Pokemon before the trainer returns!
As promised, I'll be adding more missions (and possibly rare Pokemon?) after a week or so, halfway until the next route as a trial. Here's your first gym challenge! People still in Viridian Forest/Route 2, don't fret, you're still valid and the plot is in there. Let's just continue stringing things together. :)
"I can see Pewter City from up here!" Kari shouted at Jonathan. It was late morning of the 4th day of her journey and the duo woke up about an hour ago. Kari and Po were standing at the top of the hill just outside the city. Jonathan was slowly getting up there too.
"Yeah, we're almost there," stated Jonathan when he got up. "Next Gym is there. Will you challenge it too?"
"I don't know," she replied. She never though about what will she do in Kanto. She wanted to become better trainer so Marlon would notice her when she returns to Unova. Then she saw the terrors in Viridian City and she made her goal to find the culprit. She talked with Jonathan about this in these last few days, but still wasn't sure what to do. And there was also that wing she got from her father. She totally forget about it.
Kari looked down to the city. It was so quiet from up here. Sadly there wasn't any river or lake nearby. She would kill for it.
"Hey, let's race to the bottom," Jonathan challenged Kari. "The last one down pays for breakfast!" He shouted and started running down the hill.
Kari was confused for a moment, but she quickly snapped out of it, grabbed Po and followed Jonathan down the hill.
She was close to Jonathan, but the boy was still faster than her. She almost got him at one moment, but then stumbled and fell down on the ground and Jonathan got away.
She found him waiting for her at the city's stone gate. He was smiling again, really enjoying the moment.
"That wasn't fair!" Kari wasn't amused by this. She was angry. She should just leave him here and continue on her own. That's exactly what she should do!
Kari walked past him, ignoring him. Jonathan followed her.
"Wait! I'm sorry!" he tried to apologize. Kari didn't even turned around and deep in the city.
Jonathan was right behind her and tried to catch her arm, but she turned and slapped him. But he was able to catch Kari's hand.
"Leave me be!" she screamed.
"I'm sorry if I made you angry somehow," he apologized again.
"Angry? You..." Kari had no time to finish her sentence.
"GET AWAY FROM HER, VILLAIN!" someone shouted behind her.
Kari and Jonathan turned and saw a guy around their age in a a green suit. He had short black hair and was a little bit higher than Jonathan. He was wearing Sunflora mask, so the duo couldn't see his face. He was holding Pokéball in one hand.
"Get away from the lady," he repeated. "Or I'll make you."
"And who are you again?" Jonathan asked calmly. He was still holding Kari by the hand.
"I'm the hero who'll beat you and save the damsel in distress," the guy said proudly. "Now, get lost."
"I don't need saving!" Kari joined the conversation. "We're currently dealing with something, so if you could..."
"You don't have to say anything else," he didn't let her finish her sentence. "But you can accompany me to the park for a breakfast as a reward for my service."
Kari was left speechless.
Hero then turned to Jonathan: "You're still here? Let me teach you a lesson then! Come out, Sunflora!" He threw his Pokéball in the air and Sunflora jumped out of it.
"So you want a battle?" Jonathan smiled. He let Kari's hand go and made few steps in front of her. "That's fine with me." He grabbed one of his Pokéball. "Let's make this quick, Emolga!"
Cute Sky Squirrel Pokémon appeared out of Pokéball. It sent shivers down the Kari's body. An Electric-type! She started shaking. She wanted to run, but her body failed her. She couldn't move. She stopped perceiving things around. She didn't see how Jonathan single handedly beat Sunflora with one attack. Or how the so-called hero run away in shame.
She also didn't hear anything Jonathan told her after that. Her legs failed her. Jonathan caught her and gently put her on the ground. She was in complete shock.
She was diving in Undella Bay again. She saw shiny stone at the bottom. She touched it. She could feel the electric shocks it gave her. She realized late that it wasn't a shiny stone but Chinchou. It hurt so much.
Meanwhile Jonathan was trying to figure out how to get Kari out of this. "Po?" he turned to Poliwag. "Could you try using Water Gun on Kari?" Inventory
Pokéballs x 5
Business Card for someone named Looker
Nickname: Po Gender: Male Ability: Water Absorb Moveset:
- Water Sport
- Water Gun
- Mud Shot
- Wake-Up Slap
Super Potion x1
|| Viridian Forest ||
A light breeze rustled the leaves overhead as the morning sun began to light the forest around me. Yawning, I groggily rubbed my eyes and sat up taking in the sight of my still sleeping Pokémon. Smiling to myself, I returned them to their Pokeballs to let them sleep more and grabbed the scarf that laid folded on top of my bag. Putting it on, I grabbed my bag before double checking I had everything before setting off to Pewter once more.
Quietly navigating my way through the forest, I listened to the Pidgey chirp overhead, passing several groggy trainers as I continued on towards the forest’s edge. Glancing to the sky, I noticed the leaves overhead thinning out, giving way to a bright blue morning sky. Taking a deep breath, I quickened my pace, antsy to finally challenge my first gym in Kanto.
“It won’t be long now.”
I hummed to myself, a grin forming on my lips as I reached the edge of the woods. Staring out over the rocky outcrop that surrounded Pewter City, I felt my heart begin to pound.
Eric had just made it out of Viridian Forest, and walked into Pewter City. He noticed a rather large group of people with pick axes, shovels, and other equipment, heading toward the mountains beyond the city.
Eric decided to follow them, knowing they were digging for treasure, fossils, or some other artifacts of great value.
A scientist noticed Eric tagging along, and walked towards him.
"So, young Trainer. You're interested in Pokemon fossils, I presume?" The scientist asked. "We've received word that some fossilized remains of Pokemon that are long extinct, have been seen in the mountains just outside the city. And we're gonna need a trainer like you to help us dig them out while keeping some angry Pokemon at bay."
Eric agreed to help. The aunt of his late girlfriend is a former Gym Leader who runs a museum and library full of interesting things from long ago.
He grabbed a shovel and a pick axe that the scientist was about to give him.
"Such enthusiasm!" The scientist exclaimed. "We're gonna need all the help we can get!"
"A lie told often enough becomes the truth."
"The most important thing when ill is to never lose heart."
"Sometimes - history needs a push."
Aberdeen Viridian Forest - Day 4 - Recruitment part I
Heal Balls x2
Full heal x1
x1 Scald TM
x1 Rocky Helmet
The trio slept uneasily in the night. The weather was fine, and they slept in their sleeping bags around a softly smoldering campfire, but when Deen glanced over at Vanire's unmoving figure whenever he briefly woke up, he always found her eyes lost in thought in the faint glow. Maybe he shouldn't have said anything. But if he hadn't, and Vanire had gone back to Viridian City and told Farin and Berecca that she had stumbled upon Aberdeen in the forest without hearing about the events in the city, he was fairly sure Farin would never forgive him.
And for some reason, he didn't think he could stand that.
He finally drifted off to an acceptably peaceful slumber under the canopy, reminding himself to tell Alister that the elder Rosso sister was alive the next time they met. He would likely be relieved to hear that, as well.
The morning came, and Victor offered his companions a surprisingly hearty breakfast consisting of roasted eggs, beans and bread. Deen did his best to keep up a smile and normal banter, and apparently Vanire was determined to do so as well, so Victor ended up being the only one feeling uneasy in the end. Their pokémon had joined in though, eating their own food, and Deen was vaguely aware of his Chikorita looking at him quite intensely throughout the breakfast time, as if she wanted to comfort him. He tried to ignore it, but also noticed that the shiny Caterpie was equally worried about Victor - who actually didn't seem to notice it.
When their belongings were back in their bags, it was time to part ways.
"I will head back to Viridian now," Vanire said, finally a trace of seriousness in her voice as she faced Aberdeen. "If Farin is still there, I will say hello to her from you."
Deen blinked. "You think she will have left already?"
Vanire gave him a sad smile. "Pretty sure of it. If she knew you were going through the forest, perhaps she opted for Route 2 instead. If you see her in Pewter City, please say hello to her from me instead! Let her know I'm alive, you know."
"Shouldn't you call her and say that instead?" Victor scoffed behind Aberdeen.
"I don't carry a phone," the large woman shrugged.
"You head into Viridian Forest without carrying a means of contacting someone?" Victor exclaimed. "That's bug catcher 101!"
"I'm not a bug catcher," Vanire winked at him, before turning back to Deen. "Will you be alright? You have strong enough pokémon to survive the forest, don't you?"
"He has me!" Victor piped up, but didn't even earn a glance from the woman now.
"I have Chikorita and Poliwag," Deen said and felt his green starter nudge his knee encouragingly from the ground. "They're not very strong yet, perhaps, but I trust them to fight well if we need to!"
"Hmm. I'm not sure a grass type and a water pokémon are the best pokémon to traverse the forest with. Plenty of wild bug grass and bug pokémon to make their lives hell. I have an idea."
Still ignoring the fuming bug catcher, she picked up an item from her bag and handed it to Deen. "Wow," he said. "I've never had one of these before!"
"A great ball," Victor commented, drawing closer and fumes dissipating slightly. "For catching stronger pokémon."
"With this, and the help of your friend here, I'm sure you will be able to capture a stronger bug type for yourself! It should guard you against whatever you might face."
"Thank you, Vanire!" Deen said earnestly. "And, say hello to your aunt too by the way. She really took good care of us back there."
"Will do," Vanire nodded. "Well, then!"
Before Deen or Victor could react further, she had wrapped them both up in a bone-crushing hug accompanied by a warm laughter. And then she was off towards the south.
Deen felt the weight of the blue and red ball in his hand. "Victor," he started thoughtfully. "What kind of strong pokémon can we find here? And do you know where?"
The blonde gave it a thought for a while, until Gildeboy the shiny Caterpie chirped on his shoulder. "Oh, of course!" he said. "We're not far from Gildeboy's old nest."
"You think a Caterpie fits Vanire's description?" Deen said with a frown.
"No, no. Not yet at least - they need to grow, but they do grow fast. So fast that there should be plenty of wild Butterfree around there."
"Oh," Deen said, shining up a bit. "Butterfree! That does sound like a good idea."
"Doesn't it just!" Victor agreed with a white smile and gave his pokémon an affectionate pat, which made Aberdeen think there might be hope for the two of them yet.
They found their way back at the nest without too much trouble. Their camp hadn't been far off, after all. As luck would have it, it seemed like the bugs were not anticipating any trouble today. Caterpie were lazily playing around on the bottom branches, Metapod hung in clumbs from branches higher up where they could soak in what sunlight reached their tree, and in the air above the clearing were several glittering Butterfree floating about.
"They're pretty," Deen found himself say out loud.
"They are beautiful!" Victor exclaimed, and had to make an effort to contain his excitement. "And Gildeboy will turn into a shiny variant! That is, if you want to evolve, of course," he added, seemingly having reminded himself of his pokémon's status as a living creature with its own will, and not an object. Again, Deen's faith in them rose a bit at that.
"But how do I capture one? If I just charge in, they will fly away, right?"
"Why don't you use your pokémon?" Victor suggested. "You are a trainer, after all."
"Right," Deen said and glanced down at Chikorita, who gave him a feisty face in return. "Here we go!"
Kari has woken up after one powerful Water Gun from Po hit her in the face. She sat down, confused. Jonathan was holding her with his arms. He was glad she's okay. Kari noticed Emolga sitting on his shoulder and started loosing her consciousness again, but the water from Po's attack gave her new strength. She pushed Jonathan away and accidentally kicked him in the face.
"Get that away from me!" she shouted while backing away from Jonathan, now lying on the ground. Emolga fell down from his shoulder and was lying next to him. Kari realized what has she done, got on her feet and rushed to Jonathan, apologizing and helping him up. But she avoided Emolga as much as she could, leaving it on the ground.
"What was that about?" asked confused Jonathan, while cleaning his face of dirt.
Kari wasn't sure what to say. Her mind was all over the face. She was thinking about that event with Chinchou when she was a child, about the guy in a Sunflora suit, about Jonathan's Emolga. She didn't want to hurt him, but the red imprint of her boot on his face right next to the imprint of her hand told another story. If she was angry at him only moments earlier and wanted to leave him here, now she wanted to apologize and hug him. She wanted to cry again. She thought that that's all behind her after the events in Viridian City and training with Jonathan to be better trainer, but apparently she is still a weak child.
Jonathan picked Emolga up, pat her head, returned her to her Pokéball and turned back to Kari. He grabbed her hand, smirked and said: "Whatever, as long as you're okay."
Kari felt like his touch restarted her thoughts. She could finally speak.
"I'm sorry," she said and looked in his eyes.
"It's okay," reassured her Jonathan. He briefly looked at her, but then turned his head into the city, looking for a place to eat at. "But the breakfast is still on you."
"What?!" Kari was shocked and freed her hand out of his touch. But instantly changed her mind, because she didn't want to go through all that hassle again. "Okay."
Kari picked up Po, who has been playing with her new hat all this time and together they ventured into the city for breakfast. It took them only few minutes to find a restaurant with an open garden that doubled down as a small park.
They sit down at free table and ordered their food. They both got Chansey's egg with fried bacon and Miltank's milk. Kari also returned Po to his Pokéball and picked her police hat.
The friends-again duo has been enjoying the food and talking about various things, when a young boy interrupted them. He slowly approached them and tapped Kari on the shoulder. Kari looked at him. He's been wearing yellow T-shirt with shorts that looked really comfy.
"What do you need?" she asked, while swallowing part of the bacon.
"I... ehm.. need you to go with me," kid stuttered.
"What? Where?" Kari asked. She had no idea what this kid need from her.
"Ehm... My friend is looking for a girlfriend."
Jonathan found that statement somewhat funny. He laughed and said to the kid: "I'm sorry lad, but this lady already has company."
"But... my friend is sad and a girlfriend will cheer him up," the kid insisted on his request. He started pulling Kari out of her seat. Jonathan started getting up to interfere.
"Okay, okay, wait! We'll both go and will cheer your friend, okay?" Kari made her mind. "But I don't want boyfriend."
Kid agreed to the condition with simple nod.
"But what about our breakfast?" protested Jonathan, but he got up and followed Kari and the boy.
"I'm sure you'll love him," he said when he was leading the way. They passed several tables with couples and families having late breakfast and finally got to the table at the other side of the park. It has been placed under the shadow of cherry tree. There was a black-haired boy around their age sitting there alone. He looked up when he heard someone approaching.
"No! Not you again! Get away!" he jumped up and started shouting at Jonathan. He then noticed Kari. "And you! How dare you coming here after refusing my help!"
The duo exchanged confused faces. Then Kari noticed Sunflora mask on the table.
"You're the guy who interrupted us earlier!" she said.
"I was trying to protect you," the boy claimed.
"I don't need protecting," Kari opposed.
"Of course you do! You're damsel in distress, who needs a hero to save her."
"You're delusional," Jonathan interrupted the boy.
"Silence!" the boy was getting really angry at the duo. The boy in the yellow T-shirt ran away in fear. "I'll give you one more chance to leave the villain and praise me as your savior. And then buy me a breakfast"
Kari shook her head in disbelieve. She had enough of all of this. She didn't want to deal with this entitled kid now. She would rather continue with the breakfast. She turned around and started walking away. "No, thank you. I already paid for the breakfast of this villain." She pointed at Jonathan.
Jonathan, who lost his signature smirk during this conversation, looked at the boy for the last time and followed Kari back to their table.
"You don't walk away from me like that!" the boy was furious. He grabbed one of his Pokéballs and almost called out his Pokémon.
Jonathan picked one of his Pokéballs, smirked again and said: "Do you really want to do this again?"
The hero froze on the spot and the duo got back to their table. They finished the food and decided to go straight to Pewter Gym. Inventory
Pokéballs x 5
Business Card for someone named Looker
Nickname: Po Gender: Male Ability: Water Absorb Moveset:
- Water Sport
- Water Gun
- Mud Shot
- Wake-Up Slap