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TRAINERS
pokémon journey rp
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chapters so far
1: Route 25 & 24



trainer info

Ralph Gonder - played by Astronaut

Spoiler:
Special Items:
- Pokédex
- Pokégear

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Pokémon on hand:

Sandshrew Lv 5
Male gender . Sandshrew species
Scratch | Defense Curl | Sand Attack | Poison Sting | Rock Slide

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Miles Chromwell - played by Nina

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Special Items:
- Pokédex
- Pokégear

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Pokémon on hand:

Vulpix Lv 6
Female gender . Vulpix species
Ember | Tail Whip | Psycho Cut

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Casey Holt - played by Aquacorde

Spoiler:
Special Items:
- Pokédex
- Pokégear

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Pokémon on hand:

Charmander Lv 8
Male gender . Charmander species
Ember | Scratch | Growl | "Bone" Rush | Flail

Buneary Lv 3
Female gender . Buneary species
Frustration | Defense Curl | Splash | Pound | Foresight

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Arianne Chandler - played by Cyaloom

Spoiler:
Special Items:
- Pokédex
- Pokégear

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Pokémon on hand:

Squirtle Lv 7
Male gender . Squirtle species
Heal Pulse | Tackle | Tail Whip | Water Gun

Pineco Lv 3
Female gender . Pineco species
Protect | Tackle

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Bruno Dillinger - played by DramaticCubism

Spoiler:
Special Items:
- Pokédex
- Pokégear

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Pokémon on hand:

Gospel Lv 5
Male gender . Gastly species
Hypnosis | Lick | What Special Move?

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Pokémon in PC:
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David Alexander - played by Cid

Spoiler:
Special Items:
- Pokédex
- Pokégear

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Pokémon on hand:

Growlithe Lv 6
Male gender . Growlithe species
Bite | Roar | Ember | Morning Sun

Oddish Lv 4
Female gender . Oddish species
Absorb | Growth | Sweet Scent

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Rachel "Rain" Brussel - played by Magnificent Magilou

Spoiler:
Special Items:
- Pokédex
- Pokégear

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Pokémon on hand:

Roland Lv 5
Male gender . Psyduck species
Water Sport | Scratch | Tail Whip | Dark Pulse

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Pokémon in PC:
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Noel Yukino - played by Dragon

Spoiler:
Special Items:
- Pokédex
- Pokégear

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Pokémon on hand:

Luna Lv 5
Female gender . Clefairy species
Pound | Disarming Voice | Charm | Encore | Flatter

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Chapter 1: Route 24 & 25
Starting date May 20th, Monday



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Your journey starts immediately on Route 25, a forested valley between tree covered hills. The road is well maintained and clear still, for those who prefer not to take the wild path and search out pokémon! Later, the road turns southwards into Route 24, which has more farms nestled in between the forest areas.

You're heading off from Cerulean Cape in the afternoon and the trip should take you about 1 day at normal pace. This means that you will likely want to camp out or seek shelter in a farm for the night since you won't be able to make it all the way to Cerulean City before nightfall. The weather is good and there are no really dangerous pokémon here though, so you shouldn't have much trouble!

Note: you are allowed to take longer than this to get through this area, but then you risk missing out on events happening on specified dates in later chapters.


WHAT TO FIND HERE
- Plenty of fledgling trainers from the Cape College, classmates and students from other years, who come here during their freetime to practice. Professor Palm is quite lax about allowing you to battle trainers and travelers here, as it is relatively close to school and you all have provisional Licenses.

- On Route 24, farmers who are quite used to the students and usually eager to help them out if they are in need of rest or a good meal.


EVENTS
All are possible to team up with other players in.

HOPELESS: May 20th, Monday / OPTIONAL
- One of your classmates has almost given up already on Route 24. They don't feel like their starter pokémon trusts them, and they have very little confidence that they will be able to do well against any gym leader. You will need to either encourage them to continue, or make them go back to the College and decide to study for another year. There can be several trainers feeling like this, so several players can choose to do this event once each, together or independently for different NPCs you invent yourselves. Or perhaps one player character can even assume the role of this hopeless trainer :)
- Reward? Depends on what you choose to do.
- Alternative? If you can come up with one, sure? But it's not like they can sit around and mope on Route 24 forever; they'll eventually need to either brave onwards or give up and go back.

NUGGET BRIDGE: May 21st, Tuesday / MANDATORY
- Some delinquents are hanging out near Nugget Bridge and won't let any pesky Cape College students pass unless they can beat one of them. You are still a rookie trainer, but hopefully you have caught some more pokémon by now, or you have gotten to know your starter well enough to be able to take one of these illegal battlers down. (They don't have licenses and as such don't count as legal trainers)
- Reward? You get to enter Cerulean City!
- Alternative? You find a way to cross the wide river without using the bridge. Feel free to be creative. And actually, you'll still get the same reward, to reach the city.



POKÉMON FOR CAPTURE
Hover for movesets. All are approximately Lv 3-5.




Pokémon below are more rare and only available after you have leveled up your starter to at least Lv 7. All are approximately Lv 5-7.




Nina

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Miles Chromwell


Miles had gotten up early for this day. The day that he truly started his pokemon journey. For his starter pokemon he had chosen a pretty Vulpix, noting that her fur was quite healthy like the ones he had seen at his mother's breeding ranch. Vulpix had seemed to accept him, but wasn't particularly loving or affectionate for him. Miles knew that not all pokemon were like that, but he was quite used to interacting with pokemon from birth who were much more trusting of his mother and him.

Despite this, his unnamed Vulpix nicely walked along side him through the route leaving Cape College. Miles figured that many trainers would be eager to catch their first pokemon and would be looking as fast as possible so his plan was get some distance. Still, he thought about what first pokemon he could catch. Vulpix's Ember would make any grass type found in the forest easy pickings, but typically grass pokemon didn't need to be tough to make it in the forest.

In the distance Miles could see a small pond, in it was a Poliwag! It looked quite relaxed, just laying on a rock with it's tail dangling in the water, eyes closed. He hadn't planned on getting a pokemon yet but it seemed like the perfect opportunity to get the jump on this Poliwag, even if he felt bad for disturbing it.

Professor Palm had told Miles that Vulpix knew the move Psycho Cut. Not typical for a Vulpix, he had been intrigued and looked up the statistics of the move. He was surprised to find for such a low leveled pokemon the move was very strong. Creating multiple psychic blades, the move would cut through and damage the foe. He just had to sneak up on the Poliwag and catch it off guard.

Miles bent down and softly spoke to his Vulpix.

"Do you see that Poliwag over there? We're going to quietly go up to it and I want you to use Psycho Cut. Are you ready?"

Vulpix, seeming to understand, nodded it's head. Miles softly crept forward as Vulpix did the same, keeping between the trees so the Poliwag didn't spot their figures as they approached. Crouching behind the closest tree to the pond Miles motioned for Vulpix to go forward.

Vulpix dashed toward the relaxed Poliwag, using her psychic energy to call upon Psycho Cut with a short howl. Startled, the Poliwag didn't have time to react to the...actually very small set of psychic blades. As the blades came down they did not penetrate the pokemons's tough skin but had pushed the Poliwag off the rock it was occupying into the water.

"What?!" Miles bursted out. Was that it? His Vulpix turned around to see what the trainer was yelling about. He felt a little embarrassed, he should have thought about if Vulpix's psychic powers might have been too underdeveloped. He didn't have time for this though, the Poliwag had emerged from the water.

"Vulpi-"

Angrily the Poliwag shot out it's Water Gun at the offending foe before Miles could finish calling her, dousing Vulpix and throwing her backwards, not having time to turn around from her previous glace towards her trainer. She shook off the water as the Poliwag dipped under the water. Vulpix growled.

"Aw.." Miles sighed. The fire pokemon shook herself off again and began licking her fur.

At that moment the Poliwag burst from the pond, it had swam from the bottom to the top at high speeds, jumping into the air. It leveraged it's height and downward force into a fierce Pound attack. Vulpix, once again caught off-guard, was hit square on the top of her head. Dazed, she stumbled around.

Miles ran to his pokemon's side, the Poliwag took a defensive stance. Seeing that the foe was still dazed and the human didn't seem to be attacking, it was content with it's revenge. The pokemon retreated to the bottom of the pond.

Miles steadied his pokemon and began to pet her water damaged fur down. Vulpix grunted at him and rebuffed his hands.

"Here, at least let me use this." Miles searched through his bag and pulled out a normal potion. He sprayed it on her head on what he could assume would be a bruise. It seemed to relax Vulpix, who went back to cleaning her fur herself.

Miles walked away from the pond and his pokemon and looked out at the path. Well that was stupid, he thought. How many trainers lost their first battle? It had to be some, right? You just didn't hear about them, it had to be.

Miles pulled out his pokegear to see if he could find anymore information he had missed on Psycho Cut. He spent a little more time searching about the development of a pokemon's psychic ability as well. Satisfied with some tips about strengthening a pokemon's conjuration skills, he turned back to his pokemon.

However, Vulpix was not there.

Aquacorde

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Casey Holt
Monday, May 20 • Day 1

He has seen quite a few trainers on and near the main path, but they aren’t what Casey is looking for. Casey is looking for Pokémon. He is currently about thirty feet up a tree and has found several Caterpie. Casey is here because he thinks this tree can offer him a clear view of the surrounding area. The Caterpie are here for their own reasons. Neither party is currently interested in the other.

Charmander’s complaining filters up through the branches.

“Yeah, I hear ya! Just a sec!”

Casey glances at his Pokémon as he steps from branch to branch. Charmander is idly hitting small plants with a stick. The two are getting along fairly well, Casey thinks, sliding down a few feet before catching the next branch. Charmander has been happy to match Casey’s brisk pace while criss-crossing the road in search of interesting things. They’ve stepped on about five Oddish so far, but they're getting better at finding them deliberately as the afternoon goes on. It’s an easy victory when the Oddish don’t run away- so easy it probably hardly counts as training. Charmander’s energy needs some sort of outlet, so Casey figures they may as well test battle strategies while there’s not much at stake.

Charmander’s already wandering by the time Casey swings himself out of the tree. “Go on and take a left. I think something’s out that way,” he says, slinging his backpack on and scooping up the walking stick.

Charmander’s nearly hidden by the underbrush, so Casey hurries to catch up. It wouldn’t be great to lose track of his only Pokémon. Especially in a wild Pokémon habitat. Obviously. But the ground here is sloping steeply downhill, and Casey’s keeping his eyes on Charmander rather than his footing, and he’s falling forward with a cut-off yelp and tumbling into a thicket. He hears Charmander cry off to his right but his vision is obscured by angry feathered wings. He swipes at his attacker and managed to slap the bird out of the way- it’s a Pidgey, squawking even more angrily now. It dives to peck at him only to be shot out of the air by a well-placed Ember.

The Pidgey shrieks.

The grove comes to life.

Wings and feathers are everywhere, circling and diving, whipping up blinding sands and cutting winds. Casey instinctively flings out his right arm to shield his face, still holding on to the walking stick. He feels it hit a few birds, but that doesn’t seem to help him- in fact, the attackers seem to double down. He flips himself over and crawls. He can't look up- the Pidgey are still diving for his face, raking talons across his neck- but he can hear Charmander fighting and if he gets to Charmander he can- they can- do something. He doesn't know what, not yet, but by the time he gets there maybe-

Casey gets there, and there's relief. The Pidgey are no longer tearing at him from above. He can look up now and sees Charmander, backed up against a large tree trunk, defending a radius that Casey's crawled into. The flock is hanging back, hovering around them. A Pidgey dives, straight into an Ember. Another copies and is also knocked back. A third tries to sneak in from the other side of the tree but Charmander clocks it just in time. Casey clenches his jaw- another hit. Charmander can't keep this up- another hit- he's losing time- another hit- Ember's getting less accurate- another hit. Casey slides the walking stick into the sling across his back. Another hit. If the flock works together- another hit- it's over- almost a miss. Gotta go right now!

He kicks off from a four-point start and flings Charmander over his shoulder without missing a step. Charmander sinks little claws into his jacket and goes right back into slinging Embers, the clever guy. His tail flame flares uncomfortably close to Casey's face with each shot. Casey's never been a sprinter, but he's also never had quite this much adrenaline rushing through him. He doesn't know where he's going. He can't stop to figure it out. He thinks his shirt's on fire.

Something slams into his right shoulder, clearly aiming for Charmander, and sends him flying. Casey pulls Charmander against his chest and curls around him as they hit the ground and skid several yards, finally rolling to a halt. Casey is flat on his back, limbs splayed, heart hammering, panting heavily, Charmander collapsed against his side. Ever so slowly, his breathing starts coming back under control. He pats Charmander vaguely as he glances around without moving. The area's clear of trees. There's no foliage obscuring his vision. The ground under him is packed and level.

Somehow, they've made it back to the relative safety of the road.

Cyaloom

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Arianne Chandler
🙪🙪🙪
Route 25 - Day 1 - May 20th


Squirtle was looking with sparkling eyes at all the trainers walking away from the college. They were quite a numerous group that year, and he was chosen by one of them as companion, meaning it was time for him to leave the professor's care and prove himself worthy. And in that sense, he was very much glad to travel beside someone who was so much like him! Or, at least, that was his first impression of Arianne - who also seemed to have a clear idea of which starter would have been the best for her.

In fact, the girl had loved Water-types since she was a young child exploring the rugged coast of Cinnabar Island. There were so many Water types, each with its own traits and quirks, but all looked at peace with themselves and with their home, the sea. Something that Arianne admired, if not envied, but that now could actually achieve throughout this journey. If only... she was used to this. She challenged herself to swim for hundreds of meters along Cinnabar's shores, but only because she knew that when she'd get back, a delicious dinner and her comfortable bed were waiting for her at home.

This of course wasn't the case during her travel - from what some of her friends told her, she had to find shelter in a farm that night because there was nothing better. "Don't worry, you'll be fine!", "You're fifteen already!", "It will change your life!" they said. Changing my life, make it my own, is why I'm here in the first place though... I shall not forget it! she thought, trying to cheer herself up. Plus, Squirtle was so eager to travel! Arianne quickly greeted the other trainers in the area before adventuring in the forest: a place to find berries and, why not, new Pokémon.

Thief! Gathering Oran berries was supposed to be easy even for a child, and yet when Arianne tried to do so, a certain... tiny Pokémon attacked her with what seemed like a Grass type move, and ran away with the largest berry. Squirtle tried his best to chase it down and attack it with Water gun (which missed) and Arianne was forced to follow the two Pokémon uphill, trying her best to avoid surfacing roots. Once the culprit hid inside a bush, there was nothing that could be done. Arianne reunited with her starter and leaned towards a large tree. "Don't chase Pokémon because of that! I could have lost you! We'll find other berries, I'm sure." She was much taller than the two creatures she was chasing, after all.

Now, the problem was finding the way back. Arianne was used to swimming in the sea, where you have a clear view of things and landmarks all around, but she was now inside a wall of logs, branches and leaves that looked the same from every perspective... and it took Arianne some time to realize she was carrying a compass. Good start! The two companions wandered around for a while, eventually finding few large, undisputed, bushes of berries, but the main road was nowhere in sight. The Bug types watched them from their branches, some amused, some much more alert. Apparently, other trainers had already tried to battle them and they didn't want Arianne to do the same.

The girl had just learned a way to explore. When a large, imposing tree with numerous branches showed up in front of them, both she and Squirtle decided to have a go at climbing it. Just to see how far they still were from the main route. Somewhat aided by her height, Arianne grabbed a large branch and eventually was able to sit over it. A couple more branches, and now the road could actually be seen behind the leaves - they weren't far at all! Squirtle followed her shortly after to enjoy the scenery. Some trainers could be seen around there, too!

Uplifted by their little accomplishments, the two quickly got off the tree, shaking vigorously the branches. Once they reached the ground, though, a weird looking fruit rained down on Arianne's head. That hurt! Just leave us be! Most of the bug types living on that tree had a strong grip on the bark, but not that one. The poor Pineco, who was apparently waiting for preys to pass by and who looked very startled, tried its best to get up again on the tree, but was nowhere as fast as the.. what was its name again? Arianne had no idea. Squirtle could easily aim his Water gun at the bug-type, who could only Protect twice before being hit by another attack. Pineco then tried to use the force of that attack to bounce into something and hit Squirtle with Tackle. The turtle Pokémon, somewhat surprised, hid in its shell but still got knocked back. "I'm really liking this battle! That Pineco is good! Now, Tail Whip!" said Arianne as she tried to get back up herself. She at least had realized that her opponent would have taken a while to get closer to Squirtle.

"Good, use Tackle yourself!" the girl yelled, already grabbing a Poké Ball from her backpack. Let's try this while I have the chance! Once her starter's attack hit the Pineco, the ball followed shortly after. Arianne wasn't the best at throwing them, but the Bug type was easy enough of a target. The ball shook once, twice... three times... Arianne had captured a Pineco!


Pineco - ♀ - Tackle, Protect

Astronaut

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Miles
Vulpix grew to Lv 6!

Casey
Charmander grew to Lv 7!
Charmander learned Flail!

Arianne
Squirtle grew to Lv 7!
Pineco was caught! Lv 3, female

Aquacorde

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Casey Holt
Monday, May 20 • Day 1

Being tackled by four pounds of bird doesn't feel nice at all. Neither does breaking the fall for two hundred and twenty pounds of human and eighteen pounds of Charmander. It is not a great day for Casey's shoulder. The bruises are going to be wild tomorrow.

He rolls over and shoves himself upright in one fluid motion. Charmander grumbles and also rights himself. Casey bounces in place. His beanie- gone. Shoulder- painful but working. Neck- ah, those scratches are deep. Shirt- singed? He abruptly shucks his backpack and wriggles out of his jacket. Yeah, his shirt is for sure a v-neck now, but more important- his jacket's fine! Maybe a little scuffed, but wow! The thing's tough! And probably padded his fall a decent amount, too. What a great buy, honestly, he's real thrilled with himself. There's a little blood on the collar, though. Better take care of that.

"Hey, Charmander, can you get my water bottle?" Casey pauses, halfway out of his long-sleeved shirt. "Oh, yeah, you doin' alright? Prob'ly should've asked earlier."

Charmander makes a noise roughly equivalent to a shrug and tosses the bottle up to Casey, who flips his shirt inside-out and wets it near the hem. He figures it's ruined anyway, may as well use it to blot the blood out of his jacket.

"Y'know," he muses as he inspects his handiwork, "that coulda gone much worse for us."

Charmander cocks his head and mimes scratching his own neck.

"Oh, I should get to doin' something about that, huh? Don't want more blood on my jacket." He adds water to his shirt and dabs at his neck. "This ain't- ah, man- even a problem. Does sting though, man. We're real lucky there wasn't a Pidgeotto with them out there. Or a Pidgeot. Wouldn'ta got out with just scratches in that case."

He shakes out the shirt. It's unfortunate that teal doesn't hide blood. Or soot. Oh well. He knots the sleeves around the top of the walking stick. He's learned several times over not to leave wet clothes in a bag. "You think we should stay on the road a while? Prob’ly could use some peace after all that. But if we do that, I don’t think we’ll see any more- Pokémon!"

He’s running before he finishes the word, jacket in hand, backpack across one shoulder, Charmander at his heels. The flash of brown darts between the bushes in a bid shake off its pursuers. Casey tracks it through sharp turns and dense underbrush until he sees the Buneary jump- so high! awesome!- and land in the lower branches of a tree, chattering triumphantly. He keeps eyes locked on it as he pulls a PokéBall from his backpack. Charmander is circling underneath its chosen perch.

“Ember!”

The blaze hits the Buneary’s foot and it loses balance, toppling down to the ground. It lands on its feet but Charmander is already rushing it, raking claws across its side twice before the Buneary slams its coiled ear into his face. Casey yells, Charmander ducks, a PokéBall smacks Buneary between the eyes, and it disappears in a flash of red light. The ball barely clicks shut before Buneary breaks out, the punch to Charmander’s gut resounding in sync with Casey’s expletive as he scrambles to retrieve another PokéBall. Charmander reels, growls, and shoves the Buneary to the ground, pinning it with his weight just long enough for Casey to bean it again.

Charmander stands ready. Casey holds his breath. The ball shakes violently several times with the force of the rage it has dragged in. Finally, with a definitive click, it settles.

“Hell yeah!”

Charmander slumps down where he’s stood and whines.

“You probably need somethin’ energizing after all that, huh? Sorry.” Casey digs out a few berries and hands them to Charmander. “You did a great job! Your aim with that Ember is amazing, ya know?”

Charmander looks as proud as one can while one is also scarfing down food. Casey scoops up first the PokéBall that failed, then the one that holds his new teammate. He imagines he can feel its anger even through the smooth metal of the PokéBall. This could be… a problem.

Cid

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David Alexander

Chapter 1: Route 25

May 20th, Monday


A curved trail snakes through a dim route filled with trees. This is Route 25. David's footsteps, sneakers treading the earth, are filled with excitement and trepidation. With a backpack behind him, his favorite striped shirt, and cargo shorts, he feels ready. Today’s the day. We’re actually here-- setting out on our journey! He continues to walk with this anticipative mood, and takes in as much as he can from the scenery in front of him. With the greens, the earth tones, and small hints of the clear sky overhead, this is a sight he will never forget. The shadows of the trees' leaves and branches subtract from the light of the area, and visibility of wild Pokémon is quite low. David can hear some of them, though. It's evident that this route is filled with life.

Little Growlithe seems as chipper as David is. They haven’t had a lot of time to bond, since David has been busy with Cape College work, but Growlithe has been waiting patiently for this day, and his eagerness is palpable. He’s skipping around in zigzaggy paths in front of the boy, fluffy tail perked up, and this adorable sight elicits a laugh from his trainer.

Gazing around, David and Growlithe notice that not a lot of trainers are around anymore. The boy and his pup seem to have started late. The two were just hanging around Cerulean Cape playing fetch on the day of days when they lost track of time, and now it seems they have a bit of catching up to do. Not to mention, when it comes to places like these, getting lost is incredibly easy. The boy just hopes that his puppy has a better sense of direction than him. Growlithe has a good nose. David thinks to himself. We won’t be lost.

Having said that, he notices that Growlithe has been sniffing around near a patch of tall grass. David panics a little, because the grass seems way taller than his partner, so he calls to Growlithe.

“Hey bud, are you sensing something? Is it in that tall grass?”

Looking at David, Growlithe let out a quick woof in response, then he goes back to sniffing in front of him again with a soothed expression. Must be a Sweet Scent or something. Just then, the boy notices the tall grass starting to move right in front of Growlithe. The pup backs a little and lets out a few barks.

Out trudges an Oddish, an unusual sight in the afternoon. Did they really waste so much time that night-time encounters are starting to pop up? Oh boy, this isn’t a good start. Well, enough of that thought. It seems Oddish is looking right at Growlithe with a mixture of wariness and... weariness. Huh. Oddish looks like it still has a bit of earth rolling off of its blue body, which indicates that it’s been sleeping underground, before Growlithe’s sniffing woke it a bit earlier than usual.

The wary expression is there, though. Oddish starts to face its leaves towards Growlithe, and as startling as the weed Pokémon’s appearance, red beams shoot from its leaves, hitting Growlithe squarely on the head. As Growlithe yelps, his body turns bright red, draining his energy.

An Absorb attack! David’s eyes widen in concern. “Oh no, Growlithe!”

Growlithe seems slightly ruffled but still in good shape. Seeing that his pup is safe, David sighs in relief. “Alright, the little Grass-type started it. We’re catching this Oddish.”

Growlithe barks as his trainer says this, looking determined. Without waiting for a command though, Growlithe leaps onto the Oddish! He seems to be using his Bite attack, nibbling at one of the Oddish’s feet. His surprised trainer winces. “Not too strong, bud! And wait for my command!”

As Growlithe continues his attack, Oddish cries in pain. While in his grip, Oddish fires another red beam at the puppy to Absorb a little bit of health back, but Growlithe seems less perturbed by it this time.

“Toss it over here, Growlithe, so that it doesn’t get away!”

Growlithe uses his grip to toss the Oddish onto the dirt path far away from David, which doesn’t visibly damage the Oddish. “Not exactly over here but… I’ll take it.” David runs to approach the Grass-type, as Oddish slowly regains its footing. However, its walk is visibly more wobbly, not from grogginess, but due to Growlithe’s Bite. This doesn’t stop the long range red beam from coming out of its leaves again, though, hitting Growlithe and absorbing his health.

Growlithe seems visibly annoyed at the red beams, so he bounds towards the Oddish again, using Bite at the other foot. “Come on, Growlithe! Wait for my signal!” As he says this, Oddish is starting to lose consciousness.

“Alright then!” David gets a miniature sphere from his pocket, presses a button to activate it, and throws it towards the scuffle. “Poké Ball, go!”

He follows the trajectory of the ball with his eyes and... the ball misses Oddish! Mainly because of Growlithe shaking the Oddish around. “Ugh. Okay, one more!” He retrieves another one from his pocket and activates it to regular size. Taking his time, David gets into throwing position. He aims, winds up his arm, and throws it, moving his body forward with the throw.

This one hits. The ball opens, turning the Grass-type into a red beam of energy, and captures it inside. It hits the ground and shakes a little bit, with David’s and Growlithe’s eyes sparkling in suspense. After a few more shakes, a ding sound is heard.

“I did it...” David utters in disbelief. “We caught our first Pokémon, Growlithe!”


Oddish (F)
Absorb / Growth / Sweet Scent

The boy and his pup literally jump for joy. Granted, they almost failed at the catch, with Growlithe doing attacks before David could tell him to, but David is able to tamp down his discomfort because of their recent mutual accomplishment. The boy retrieves the ball on the dirt path. All David could do is smile from ear to ear, as he clutches his first catch in his right hand. Growlithe pants a little and wags his fluffy tail.

“I’ll tend to your injuries soon, Oddish. Growlithe and I will just try to catch up with everyone else for a bit,” David tells the Poké Ball.

Reducing the size of the ball and pocketing it, he calls for Growlithe and sprints along the main road. Growlithe barks and runs as well, overtaking him. David laughs and chases his pup. The sky starts to become visible again, with the space between trees getting bigger.

After a few minutes of dashing, with the two following the clear and well maintained path, Growlithe skids to a halt, and stops to sit down. It seems a flock of Pidgey are flying overhead, and the pup stopped to appreciate the view. Not one to make his Pokémon hurry, David stands and marvels at them, too. It’s been quite an afternoon. The two look at each other, hopeful that they can get through this journey together.

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