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|On the Road FROM Viridian City; I'm on my way, I'm on the road, I'm on the road!|
|Topic Started: Dec 12 2010, 04:17 AM (471 Views)|
|Santano64neo||Dec 12 2010, 04:17 AM Post #1|
It was midday, and the sun was already high into the sky. Bright rays of sunshine streamed down from the heavens onto the earth below. The canopy of leaves between the ground and the sky however, restricted the amount of light which actually made it to the ground however, and many plants could be seen struggling and competing to obtain the light they needed to survive. However, this was not on the mind of the lone young man and his partner at the time...
"Sparky! Dodge it and use Thundershock!" Lewis commanded, which the Pikachu responded to with a battle cry.
"Pika!" It cried as it narrowly evaded the flurry of poison barbs shot at it by an aggravated Weedle. The Pikachu slid across the tall grass as it began to change directions, and was dashing towards the bug Pokemon at full speed a few mere moments later. The Weedle tried to counter this by shooting a string of sticky silk from its mouth at its opponent, but the Electric Mouse dodged this by leaping up into the air. The Pokemon then let loose a powerful electrical attack which struck the Poison Pokemon dead on.
The Weedle let out a cry of pain as the jolt of electricity propelled it a few feet away. The Pikachu landed on the ground awkwardly on four feet before righting itself a few seconds later. It still remained wary however; it was completely aware of what this Pokemon could do, and letting its guard down could very well result in being poisoned.Time itself seemed to have stopped. A minute passed... Then another... Yet still no sign of the Weedle.
"Aww..." Lewis sighed in disappointment. "It's all right, Sparky. Looks like it got away."
This was the third Pokemon to have gotten away from them in the past two days of travelling through the woods. The thick trees and patches of tall grass provided ample cover for the native Pokemon of the forest. On the off chance that a Pokemon was actually brave enough to engage Sparky and him in a battle for invading its territory, the wild Pokemon had plenty of areas to hide or utilize as cover if they had to make a hasty retreat when things took a turn for the worse. It was starting to grind on the young trainer's nerves! To think that he'd been so close to adding another member to his team.
"Chu." The Pikachu's voice was full of irritation. It seemed that Sparky and his trainer had mutual feelings about the Pokemon which had escaped them. The Pikachu was starting to become agitated, not particularly because the Pokemon had escaped, but by the fact that he used to live here and yet he had forgotten much about the layout of the land. Had years of living in civilization really made him so soft? The Pokemon couldn't help but be bothered by that.
"It's alright, Sparky." Lewis tried to reassure his partner, "We're kinda new at this. We're bound to get better if we just practice more. How about we rest for a few minute before continuing on?"
This seemed to brighten him up, and the Pikachu nodded his head strongly to indicate his approval with the suggestion. The two found a couple of large rocks just a few meters from the site of the battle, and so they utilized those as makeshift chairs while they rested. Sparky was content to doze lightly on top of the rock - the battle had winded him a little more than he had anticipated. Lewis however, was more focused on studying up on their destination, Pewter City, and so he merely rested against the side of the rock whilst he read his guidebook of the Kanto region.
Of course, he also made sure to stay moderately aware of his surroundings. With all the trees and flora around, one had to make sure that nothing tried to ambush them while they rested.
|Jiro||Dec 14 2010, 08:56 AM Post #2|
Finally, the wide wilderness! No city lights, no loud cars and people trying to get everywhere at once. Just the calm, light breeze, and the sunshine all around them. Such beautiful trees there were here in the Viridian forest. This was the reason he got away from it all when it all became too much of a bother. Jiro was getting to like the wide outdoors. When he was traveling, he almost thought he'd never get out of the stupid cities. This was what it was all about.
Jiro could now listen to himself play his electric guitar, and with the mini-amp built into the body of it, it could come out with great clarity. He strummed to the melody of basically any of those classical type country/rock songs that were meant for traveling and walking. He didn't need a bike, he wasn't in any hurry right now. Alls he wanted to do was view the world as it was at that point. Still, at some point he was going to have to train his Ralts a little more, while he wasn't out of his class of novicehood, he was pretty well schooled in the basics, and his Pokémon was decent enough to hold her own in a battle. Still, now was the time for training.
And he would start with the bug he saw in the tree. There it was, a beautiful-looking bug Pokémon buzzing about the branches.
"What is that thing?" Jiro said as he pulled out his Pokédex and pointed the censor at it.
--Volbeat! A bug Pokémon. With the arrival of night, Volbeat emits light from its tail. It communicates with others by adjusting the intensity and flashing of its light. Usually found around the areas of a pond.--
"Hmm, must be out on business." Jiro said, thinking he saw a pond on the map nearby. Still, now was not the time to dilly dally.
Without any sudden moves, Jiro pulled Ralt's Pokéball from his belt, pressing the button to make it grow.
"Go Ralts!" He threw the Pokéball toward the Volbeat, his Pokémon popping out.
"Ralts!" It said in its small, meek voice. It wasn't until then that the Volbeat actually noticed they were there. Before it could do anything, Jiro moved into action.
"Ralts! Use Confusion, now!" Ralts called out its name once more as its eyes glowed and attacked the Volbeat's mind. Taken by surprise, the Volbeat was dazed from the tree and fell down a little ways to the ground. But as Jiro wound up for Ralts's next attack, the Volbeat made a surprisingly quick recovery, coming up from the ground with a tackle to Ralts. The psychic Pokémon was taken aback by this move, and knocked into a slide, but it was able to keep its balance.
"Take it easy Ralts, use double team!" At Jiro's command, Ralts closed her eyes and put her hands together, creating two of herself. With these two, both of them attacked Volbeat's mind in stereo! The bug Pokémon's head started to shake as the two forms of Ralt attacked its mind. Without a doubt, as the attack ended, Volbeat had trouble keeping his composure. Without hesitation, Jiro pushed up his green shades and with his other hand, he clenched a Pokéball.
"Gotcha now, Volbeat!" He shouted as he threw the ball for it, causing it to open, turn Volbeat into pure energy and close. He walked up to the ball as the light began to flash. As soon as the light stopped flashing, Jiro held his fists up high and whooped as loud as he could.
"YES! My first capture!" He shouted, hearing Ralts squeal with delight as she felt a wave of happiness emit from Jiro. He held up his hand to her, and she gave him a high five. "Nice job, Ralts! You were fantastic! Now lets go fight a Pokémon master and tell him his hair smells funny, and his mother should be ashamed!" Jiro let out a maniacal laughter at that point.
"...Ralts?" She said with a blank face.
"Umm.. right, lets go rest somewhere." He said as he beamed her Pokéball at her and put her back in. Little did he know that the place he chose to rest was already occupied. He sat on a semi-flattop boulder, unaware of the Pikachu that was right behind him. As he lied backward and stretched, he laid his head down on what felt like a warm, soft pillow.
"Chu! CHU CHU!" He heard something shout, and it scared the bejesus out of him! He jumped up to his feet to see the Pikachu on top of the rock, and then he saw a trainer on the other rock. "Whoa whoa whoa, what the..."
|Santano64neo||Dec 14 2010, 10:32 PM Post #3|
"Chu! CHU CHU!" Sparky suddenly cried out in surprise, his voice echoing through the forest. It was so unexpected that it literally snapped Lewis's attention away from his book. In a mere moment the trainer was at his feet, glancing around franticly in an attempt to find out what was wrong.
"Whoa whoa whoa, what the..." He heard a young voice stammer, the owner's sentence trailing off as Lewis met his eyes. Apparently, it was this kid who had caused all the ruckus. Lewis kicked himself for not being more aware of his surroundings. Here he was, trying his best to stay alert, and yet this guy managed to sneak up on them! He even had a guitar on his back, something which would have made the kid's movements even louder!
"Pika...!" Lewis could hear Sparky as he growled, tiny sparks of electricity escaping from the Pikachu's cheeks. This was bad, he'd have to stop Sparky now before the mouse did something rash!
"Sparky!" The young man called out his Pokémon's name sternly, effectively snapping the Pikachu's attention away from the boy whom had snuck up on them, "Easy boy. Calm down!"
"Pika! Pi Pikaaa!" The Pikachu cried out as it pointed at the newcomer, his tone filled with disgust and a hint of anger. It wasn't too difficult to figure out just what the Pikachu was trying to convey. Obviously, it was angry at this kid for sneaking up on them, and it was expressing his disapproval of the matter.
"Aw, c'mon Sparky! I'm sure he didn't mean to sneak up on us, right?" Lewis chided his Pikachu using a light-hearted tone of voice. He was hoping that this would help dissipate the Pikachu's anger. After all, the last thing they needed was to be making enemies after only two days into their journey.
As the Pikachu stared blankly at his trainer and sighed, Lewis was able to get a better look at the newcomer. He was young, but not as young as Lewis originally thought him to be. The kid couldn't be more than a few years younger than Lewis, himself. The most dominant things about his appearance were the fact that he had a guitar strapped to his back, and that he wore some pretty interesting green shades. Lewis couldn't help but think that it must be difficult to see things in the forest while wearing glasses that made everything look greener. Perhaps that was the reason why the guy approached them without making himself known first.
"Er... Hi." Lewis greeted the newcomer a little awkwardly, probably due to the sudden meeting, "My name's Lewis, and this over here is my partner, Sparky."
"Tell me... Are you lost, or something?"
|Jiro||Dec 15 2010, 04:24 AM Post #4|
Jiro gazed at the Pikachu as it growled with the sparks in its cheeks. He really didn't want to tick off that little rodent, he knew what it was capable of, especially in its later stages.
"Umm, lost? No, I'm just wandering around, basically. I just started this whole Pokémon gig and so far it's pretty cool. I've lived my entire life in cities, and to be out here in the forest, it's really humbling, you know? So, yeah I just caught my first one so far, and I'm just seeing if any others interest me any. So far, no go." Then he looked at the Pikachu again... Sparky, clever name.
"So, yeah Sparky, sorry about laying on you there, didn't see you behind me." He scratched the back of his blond hair and gave a nervous chuckle. "But yeah, I'm not really lost, but nor do I really know where I am. I just sort of... am..." He chuckled again and pushed up his sunglasses.
"What about you? You one of the many rookies that just got sent out on their own? I heard I was part of a huge send-off. Whole new generation of Pokémon trainers." Jiro sat back down on the rock and pulled his guitar around to the front, strumming a few chords that sounded like they belonged in the beginning of a song, but a song that never fully got going. He just strummed for the fun of it, but to many who did not play, it would sound like the makings of a masterpiece. To Jiro, however, it was child's play.
"And is Pikachu your only Pokémon?"
|Santano64neo||Dec 15 2010, 05:07 AM Post #5|
Lewis couldn't help but chuckle softly to himself as he noticed the newcomer's unease around Sparky. Then again, it was never a good idea to get on the bad side of a Pikachu.
"Umm, lost? No, I'm just wandering around, basically. I just started this whole Pokémon gig and so far it's pretty cool. I've lived my entire life in cities, and to be out here in the forest, it's really humbling, you know? So, yeah I just caught my first one so far, and I'm just seeing if any others interest me any. So far, no go."
Ah, so he was a rookie trainer, starting out on his own personal journey. So there wasn't really all that much separating him and this rookie - a part from the fact that Lewis had grown up around the area of Viridian, while this other guy probably came from far off by the sounds of things. Perhaps around the central area of Kanto. He knew that was where most of the cities in Kanto were located. He did understand what the young trainer had said about it being humbling to be in such a densely forested area. He himself was having similar feelings!
"So, yeah Sparky, sorry about laying on you there, didn't see you behind me." The newcomer scratched the back of his blond hair and chuckled nervously as he apologized, "But yeah, I'm not really lost, but nor do I really know where I am. I just sort of... am..."
"Pikachu." Sparky responded with a monotonous voice. Apparently the mouse Pokémon was willing to forgive the newcomer's mistake. By the tone of it's voice though, it was quite clear that he hadn't had fully forgiven the newcomer yet, though.
"What about you? You one of the many rookies that just got sent out on their own? I heard I was part of a huge send-off. Whole new generation of Pokémon trainers." The other trainer asked as he sat down on a rock and proceeded to strum some notes on his guitar, "And is Pikachu your only Pokémon?"
"Yeah, Sparky's my only Pokémon." Lewis answered as he sat down on a rock which the Pikachu was standing on, "I met him quite a few years ago, and he's proven to be a very good friend and companion throughout those years. As for your question, no, I'm not one of "those rookies" that just got sent out on their own. I actually live down in Viridian City, but my parents have only now let me leave home and travel, now that my schooling is out the way."
"I've been planning this journey for quite awhile now." Lewis continued, "So although I'm a little bit new to this whole Pokémon Trainer thing, I don't really consider myself to be much of a rookie. Sparky and I have been friends for ages, so we've learned a lot of things about each other over the years."
"What about you?" Lewis suddenly asked, "What's your name and where are you from? Do you also only have one Pokémon?"
|Jiro||Dec 15 2010, 06:40 AM Post #6|
"Name's Jiro, and no, I just caught my second one. I specialize in psychics, but it was a bug. Whether it was a psychic bug or not remains to be seen. Or maybe even a bug psychic. Anyway, Other than that I have a Ralts, found her in a cemetery while I was playing some chords." He said, his guitar playing beginning to get sharper, and more agile, while his fingers seemed to dance all over the frets.
"So where ya headed? Anywhere in particular? I was thinking of going south... but instead I decided to flip a coin to decide. I just don't have any loose change on me to flip it, so I kept heading west until I found a penny. Then I would flip it." Jiro said, and then he looked off to the side to see there was a cheerleader kinda looking monster thing dancing beside the rocks. Jiro thought for a moment, thinking it was football season again... but then he remembered they were in a forest. He pulled out his Pokédex and opened it up. For some reason, he seemed to charm several Pokémon with his guitar, and get them out into the open. It was getting kind of weird.
--Roselia! A plant and grass Pokémon. Its specialties lie in poison attacks, and its thorns are quite dangerous.--
"Hmmm... meh, why not. Excuse me for a moment, I don't need this one, but its good practice." He said, pushing his sunglasses up again and then pressing the button on the ball to make it grow out in his hand.
"Go! Ralts!!!" He said, shouting and throwing the ball out to bring Ralts to the field. Roselia saw Ralts, and was instantly defensive and aggressive.
|Santano64neo||Dec 15 2010, 09:09 AM Post #7|
Ah, so this kid's name was Jiro, was it? Lewis couldn't help but think of it as an odd name. Granted, what seemed weird to one person could appear to be the complete norm for someone else. It was also quite apparent that this guy obviously wasn't from around here - the western reaches of the Kanto region. Anyone from around here would easily be able to distinguish between the different Bug Pokémon.
But still, a Psychic-Type Pokémon Trainer! Lewis knew that there were many different types, or classes, of trainers. Many of whom had a specific preference for certain types of Pokémon, and so chose to only catch and train using that specific type. The only Psychic-Type Pokémon Specialist that Lewis could recall at the moment was the Saffron City Gym Leader, Sabrina. From what he'd heard, she was a pretty formidable opponent, and not someone to take lightly in a battle. Still, the very idea of training only one specific type of Pokémon baffled him. The young trainer had been a spectator of many Trainer battles which took place in the stretch of Route 2 leading to Viridian City, and he was no stranger to how a type disadvantage could could easily turn the tide of a battle. Still, each to their own.
"So where ya headed? Anywhere in particular?" Jiro asked him, his guitar playing growing gradually sharper with every passing moment, "I was thinking of going south... but instead I decided to flip a coin to decide. I just don't have any loose change on me to flip it, so I kept heading west until I found a penny. Then I would flip it."
"Wow, that's an interesting way to decide how to travel." Lewis commented on Jiro's unique method of decision-making, "Ah well, I suppose it's an exciting way, because you never know exactly where you're going to end up. Anyway, I'm actually planning on heading North, to Pewter City. I plan to rest there for a couple of days - you know, see the sights and attractions. Maybe I'll challenge the local Gym Leader for a match! After that though, I plan on heading east to...?"
Lewis trailed off once he realized that Jiro was no longer listening. Instead, the other young man had his attention fixated on something else. A quick glance to the side revealed what it was that captivated the other Trainer so. A wild Roselia; and by the looks of things, Jiro's guitar playing had attracted it as well as a few other Pokémon. It was kind of ironic, actually. Lewis had read reports and heard stories about wild Pokémon being attracted or repelled by certain kinds of music, but he never really thought much about it until this particular moment.
"Ah, that'd be a R-"
"--Roselia! A plant and grass Pokémon.--" A computerized voice suddenly interrupted him, causing Lewis to blink in surprise and stare at the source of origin - a Pokédex by the looks of it! "--Its specialties lie in poison attacks, and its thorns are quite dangerous.--"
Wow! This guy had a Pokédex! Weren't those incredibly difficult to come by? He knew that most of the famous Pokémon professors around the world developed Pokédex's to help catalog the different kinds of Pokémon living in the different regions. But never in his life would Lewis had expected that this kid actually owned one!
"Hmmm... meh, why not. Excuse me for a moment," Jiro spoke as he rose slowly from the rock which he was sitting on, pushing up his sunglasses and making a Pokéball suddenly appear in his hand as he did so, "I don't need this one, but its good practice."
"Knock yourself out." Lewis responded in a neutral tone.
"Go! Ralts!!!" The other trainer cried as he quickly flicked the Pokéball into the air, releasing the creature which was stored inside. The energy which erupted from the ball took the form of a small, humanoid-like creature. Jiro's Ralts.
"This should be interesting." Lewis thought to himself with a smile. Truth be told, he didn't really have anything better to do, and he believed that this match between Jiro's Ralts and this Roselia could prove to be entertaining. Not only that, but he'd be able to see how this other trainer battled - something which could prove useful further down the line.
Alas for Lewis, this was not to be the case.
"Pi-KAAA!" Sparky suddenly cried out. Lewis immediately glanced over to his partner in order to see what exactly had set the Pikachu off. Sparky pointed off into a direction, and by following the Pikachu's gaze along with where the finger pointed, Lewis was able to pinpoint the source of his Pokémon's unease.
There, trying to sneak off unseen was a Poochyena. Not only that, but it appeared to be running off with the guidebook Lewis was reading just a few minutes earlier!
"Hey! That's mine, ya thief!" Lewis shouted at the canine, startling it and causing the pooch to break off into a sprint, "Oh no you don't! Sparky, Quick Attack!"
Lewis didn't have to wait, for no later had the command left his mouth the Pikachu was immediately executing them. The electric mouse broke into a full-blown dash towards the fleeing Pokémon. The poor thing didn't have any time to react, as by the time it noticed Sparky rushing towards it, the mouse was mere millimeters from making physical contact.
Sparky's Quick Attack hit the Poochyena square in the canine's ribs, and the pooch was sent flying a few feet before skidding to a stop along the grass. By the time the Poochyena managed to get back onto its feet, Sparky was already on all fours a short distance away, awaiting for its trainer to issue more commands. Lewis had already taken a position a short distance behind the Pikachu after he had rescued the book from the ground.
Well, it seems like he'd be partaking in a battle instead of watching one. Not that he was complaining!
|Jiro||Dec 15 2010, 08:00 PM Post #8|
Jiro glanced at the Pikachu as Lewis commanded it to use agility. He was quite impressed with the speed the Pikachu could move. If there was a non-psychic type he would want, it would probably be a pikachu. Still, he didn't have time to think about that.
He turned back to the Roselia who had already noticed their aggression. And she was already growing in size, she grew to about twice the size of Ralts, but to his surprise, Ralts didn't seem all that worried.
"Ralts!" Called Jiro, "Use imprison!" And the Ralts complied, an aura formed around the Roselia as Ralts's eyes glowed a deep blue. As it happened, Roselia tried to use a poison sting with her thorns, but the thorns fell within the aura.
"Now you've got her! Future sight!" He said, pushing up his shades. It was then that Ralts's eyes beamed blue, and then faded. Just as this happened, the aura depleted, and the Roselia suddenly attacked with a magical leaf. The leaf shined and went straight for his Pokémon, and as she tried to dodge to the left, the leaf curved toward her!
"Whoa! Watchout!" But it was too late, the leaf sliced into her side. Jiro cursed at himself, seeing Ralts's pain and feeling it himself. "Ralts! Confusion!"
As Ralts regained her composure, her eyes glowed once again, and caused Roselia's eyes to glow as well, for a moment it seemed quite distanced from itself, even going so far as to shrink back to normal size. Just then, as Roselia snapped out of her stupor, the Foresight came back into play, and an aura formed back around her, this time blowing her back a distance. As she landed on the ground, she tried to get back up, but it failed, and she stayed.
"Nice... very good, Ralts." Jiro said as he reached into his pack, rummaging around until he found a potion. "Here ya go." He began to rub it on Ralts's side where the cut was, and any of the bruises she obtained while fighting Volbeat. He was delicate in handling Ralts, and the way he treated her was obviously not bothering her at all, she even smiled as he put the last bandaid on her. "There, now you're fighting fit!" He put his hand on his bicep as he brought it up.
"Ralts!" She complied with the same hand-on-bicep move. After a pat on her horn, he returned her to her Pokéball.
"Alright, now then." He said, looking back over at Lewis. "Did you get your book back from that dog thing? He said, opening up his Pokédex at the Poochyena.
--Poochyena! A bite Pokémon, its teeth are extremely sharp and its attacks are mostly normal. Though it is capable of learning many types of techniques.--
Edited by Jiro, Dec 16 2010, 12:29 AM.
|Santano64neo||Dec 16 2010, 12:10 AM Post #9|
Lewis was mildly aware of the battle between Jiro's Ralts and the wild Roselia. Indeed, it would have been quite difficult for one to have NOT been aware of a battle taking place a few mere meters away! However, he had his own battle to worry about, and he would have to put as much focus as he could spare into commanding this one.
Lewis tensed as the Poochyena growled menacingly. It seemed that the canine was attempting to intimidate Sparky. However, it was pretty difficult for such a small Pokémon to look anywhere NEAR remotely intimidating. Maybe something to be wary around, yes. But certainly not intimidating. Lewis couldn't help but let out a soft chuckle.
The Pooch suddenly cocked its head back, and let loose a loud howl. Perhaps this was another method it was trying to use to intimidate them? Either way, this was the exact moment which Lewis had been waiting for. A moment in which the Poochyena became distracted, if only even for a moment.
"Sparky, Thundershock!" Lewis commanded as soon as the Poochyena had begun its howl. The Pikachu obeyed immediately, and in mere seconds a strong jolt of electricity was propelling from the electric mouse towards the canine.
The Poochyena had seen the attack coming, and had immediately leaped out of the way before the electricity had reached it. The result was one scorched patch of grass where the Pokémon had been standing mere moments earlier. The Poochyena wasn't finished with Sparky yet, though. Rather than wait around for Lewis to issue more commands to his partner, the pooch decided to take the initiative to launch a counter-attack. Before Sparky could react, the Bite Pokémon had rammed into the Pikachu with a full-force Tackle attack!
"Whoa!" Lewis gaped as his Pikachu backwards rolled across the ground before finally coming to a stop, "Man, he's fast!"
"Pikachuuu!" Sparky let out a groan as he got back to his feet as quickly as he could manage. Apparently that Tackle attack had taken more out of him than Lewis initially thought - made only more apparent by the Pikachu's slightly sluggish movements.
"Right! Okay Sparky, use Double Team, and then try another Thundershock attack!" Lewis pointed rather dramatically at the Poochyena as he gave out his commands.
"Chu!" The Pikachu acknowledged. It closed its eyes for a few seconds in order to focus better, and suddenly two illusions sprouted forth from the rodent. All in all, it now appeared as if there were three Pikachus on the battle field, and this seemed to startle and confuse the opposing Poochyena.
Sparky didn't give the Poochyena a chance to react to this new development in the battle, for the Pikachu had immediately launched the second part of the commands he was given. All three Pikachus lit up as electricity flowed through their bodies and went hurtling through the air towards the flustered canine. The Poochyena was caught dead on in the attack, and began to yelp in pain as electricity coursed through its body and to the ground below.
"Did you get your book back from that dog thing?" Lewis heard Jiro ask, but his mind only registered the words a few seconds later. He answered the question by nodding his head quickly and raising the hand which held the book to show the other Trainer. Some people would have found that to be rude, but most would understand and justify the reasoning as that Lewis was currently too focused on the battle to worry about anything else at the moment.
The Poochyena stood there, panting heavily with slightly singed fur. Sparky's attack had been a critical hit, striking right through the pooch's defenses due to its confusion from the change in situation earlier. But it still looked like it had a lot of fight left in it. Lewis couldn't help but admire the canine - most other Pokémon would have been sent running after a direct hit from Sparky's Thundershock attack.
The pooch suddenly ceased its panting as it took the time to sniff deeply at the air and ground. Strange, what was it doing? Lewis couldn't help but wonder what exactly was going through this Pokémon's mind? The thoughts left his head however, when the Poochyena suddenly kicked up some sand and flung it directly at one of the Sparky illusions. No, not the illusions... But at Sparky himself! The Pikachu cried out in surprise as the dirt hit directly with its face!
"Oh great; Odor Sleuth followed by Sand-Attack!" Lewis couldn't help but utter the statement sarcastically. Looks like this Poochyena still had a few more tricks up its sleeve!
|Jiro||Dec 16 2010, 03:23 AM Post #10|
"Alright, Lew," Jiro said, hoping he wouldn't mind the nickname. "This is a test of your tact, and a test of your overall skill, just as much as it is for Pika- I mean Sparky. You've done well so far but now is not the time to panic! I read further in the Pokédex and it says that if Pikachu runs, the Poochyena will chase it! Use it, man, use it!"
Jiro said, closing his Pokédex. Damn he was glad he had this little marvel of modern technology. It almost felt like cheating to have such a big-city professor give him a device that gives so much information about different opponents. Still, didn't mean he was giving it up, it gave him an edge, but he didn't really care enough to feel guilty.
"I believe in you, man!" He said, then he looked at the Pikachu fighting, and suddenly saw what it was like to be really into this sort of thing. It wasn't just a test of skill, but a test of endurance. Getting your mon tough enough to battle bigger and badder characters in the long run... the though made him feel rather small in the overall scheme of things. What would that feel like?
Edited by Jiro, Dec 16 2010, 03:26 AM.
|Santano64neo||Dec 19 2010, 01:01 AM Post #11|
((OOC: Sorry JBCG, but I'm gonna post now. It's been like four days, and I know Jiro's waiting for me. Either way, you're still welcome to join in when it's convenient for you.))
Lewis was only half-paying attention to the words which Jiro was saying. The young trainer could tell that they were words of encouragement, but right now Jiro was proving to be more of a distraction than anything else. He needed to focus right now, as a Pokémon low on health often proved to fight much more savagely than one whom still had plenty of energy left.
The Poochyena growled as it launched itself towards the temporary-blinded Pikachu. "Sparky! Dodge to the left, NOW!" Lewis cried out as the Poochyena began to close the distance between the it and the electric mouse. Lucky for him, Sparky had heard Lewis's command through its frantic attempts to clear its eyes, and so the Pikachu easily avoided the enemy canine's attack.
"Good! Now counter with a Thundershock!" Lewis ordered, and the Pikachu obeyed. Unfortunately, the bolt of electricity sailed high above the intended target's head, and so ended up striking harmlessly at a nearby tree. The Poochyena was obviously not going to wait for the Pikachu to attempt another attack, and so began to dart towards the blinded Pokémon. This gave Lewis an idea...
"Sparky! Let the Poochyena's attack hit you!" Lewis commanded, resulting in a fairly confused cry from his partner, "Just trust me on this!"
The Pikachu sighed, and braced itself for impact the best it could. The sand was starting to clear from its eyes, and so he was better able to track the movement of the Poochyena. The Pooch easily closed the distance... And proceeded to chomp down on Sparky's upper arm, causing him to cry out in pain. The Pikachu really hoped his trainer knew what he was doing...
"Good! Now use Thunder Wave!"
Sparky immediately grabbed the Poochyena's body with his free arm, and proceeded to give the Canine a good zap. The canine yelped in shock and pain as its body began to grow more numb and weak. The Pooch was now having trouble moving, let alone standing up, and so sank down to the ground as it twitched violently.
"Now's the time!" Lewis thought as he quickly searched his pockets for the item he was looking for. With a quiet "Aha!", The young trainer pulled out an empty Pokéball. It was now-or-never, and now that the Poochyena was suffering from Paralysis, it should be much easier to catch.
With a sidewards swipe of his arm, the Pokéball flew from his hand and towards the weakened Bite Pokémon. The red-and-white orb smacked the Poochyena on its head, before lifting slightly into the air and opening up. The Pooch's body converted into bright energy which was then drawn in by the ball. Once the energy had all been collected, the Pokéball snapped shut and fell to the ground.
It rattled only four times before the button on the ball dimmed back to its original grey color - indicating that the Pokémon had successfully been caught.
"All RIGHT!" Lewis exclaimed with excitement as he ran up to claim the Pokéball, "We did it, Sparky! We caught our first Pokémon together!"
"Pikachu..." The electric mouse acknowledged in a rather neutral tone. Perhaps he was just tired from the battle. Or more likely, he was still slightly miffed with his trainer for suggesting that 'ingenious strategy'.
"Heh, yeah... Sorry about that, Sparky." Lewis apologized with a chuckle as he got down on one knee to check how badly hurt his partner had gotten during the match, "But I could tell that you couldn't see very well, and I didn't want you to waste your energy on attacks that would miss... A-Anyway, let's get you fixed up, 'kay?"
The Pikachu nodded silently before it made its way back to the rock which Lewis's backpack was slouching against. Lewis followed suit, but only then realized that he had completely forgotten that they weren't alone.
"Heh, thanks for the words of encouragement, Jiro." Lewis said as he dug into his bag for a potion, "I really appreciated it."
"Hey uh..." Lewis began as he pulled the purple spray bottle out of the bag and proceeded to apply it to his wounded Pikachu, "What time is it, anyway?"
|Jiro||Dec 22 2010, 04:09 AM Post #12|
"Yeah!" Jiro cheered for Lewis as he caught the poochyena. "Nice going, man!" Having felt the excitement not so long ago, he could totally relate to his enthused spirit.
Hearing that he appreciated his encouragement was nice, however it would have been better if he took his advice as well. He may have been able to avoid getting his pikachu bitten directly. Still, he watched him apply the potion to Sparky and he watched closely, seeings how Lewis was more experienced in handling Pokémon than he was.
As he did this, Jiro got out his guitar once again, knowing that he seemed like a total nut for it, and the truth is, he was. Still, Jiro was told by a very experienced guitarist that you never skip a day of practicing, even if it is only to tune it. He just randomly began to play notes that he knew sounded nice together, and unwittingly was playing the American Pokémon theme song in chords.
"Hmm?" Jiro said as Lewis asked him for the time, "He turned his wrist around without stopping his guitar play. "Why, sir, it is just past 1 pm. You got somewhere to be?" Then that reminded Jiro. "By the by, you said you were headed east. Where exactly where you planning to go?"
|Santano64neo||Dec 22 2010, 09:12 PM Post #13|
Lewis listened patiently as Jiro played his guitar while he applied the contents of the potion onto Sparky. The tune which the guitarist was playing was quite catchy and upbeat. Strange, it almost sounded... familiar somehow. Ah well, it was probably nothing. Might have just been a song which he heard on TV long ago.
"Hmm?" Jiro said sometime after Lewis had first presented the question - perhaps only now registering what the words meant in his head, "Why, sir, it is just past 1 pm. You got somewhere to be?"
"By the by," The other trainer added before Lewis could say a word, "you said you were headed east. Where exactly where you planning to go?"
"Nah, I don't really have anywhere I need to be." Lewis responded as he placed the empty spray bottle back inside of his bag, "I was just wondering how much daylight's left. It gets pretty dark inside the Viridian Forest once the sun's dipped past the horizon."
"As for where I'm going," Lewis began as he sat down on a large rock, "I'm not too sure yet. First I've gotta head up North to Pewter, then I've got to hike through Mt. Moon before I'll get to Cerulean City. I guess I'll spend a few days there and visit some relatives before I figure out where I'm gonna head from there. I'm actually thinking of taking the Kanto Gym Challenge, but I figured it might be easier for me once I've actually caught some more Pokémon and trained my team up a bit."
"What about you?" Lewis asked, "You said you were heading West because the uh... coin that you flipped landed on its side. But there's not much West of here besides the Indigo Plateau and the Johto Region. I doubt you'll be able to get into the Indigo Plateau without any Gym Badges, and the Johto Region is separated from Kanto by tall mountains and the ocean! So you'll kinda have to choose a new direction soon."
Lewis knew he was speaking the truth, for he had studied that map of the Kanto region many times over the years. In fact, he was pretty sure he had memorized the whole thing! It was then that an idea suddenly popped into his head. The young trained began to dig around in his backpack for something. Jiro might not be able to head West for very long, but at least he could help the other trainer figure out another direction to travel in.
"Ah!" Lewis said as he pulled out a neatly-folded piece of paper. The trainer began to unfold it and spread it out against the rock which he was sitting on. Hopefully this map should prove useful. "C'mere and look at this for a sec'."
"I don't think you'll be able to head West for much longer, but at least if you use this you can figure out where you can go next. As you can see, there's nothing West of here but the Indigo Plateau and a whole bunch of in-traversable mountains." Lewis pointed at the Indigo Plateau, and held his finger there for a few seconds before moving it South-East, "You've got two directions you can choose from. You can either head South and eventually reach Viridian City. Keep heading south and you'll reach Pallet Town. You might be able to take a boat there and head to Cinnabar Island. I hear Cinnabar Island is a pretty big tourist attraction though, so tickets might prove to be a little pricey..."
"The other way you can go," The young trainer began to move his finger from Cinnabar Island to the far North of the map, "would be North. You'll reach Pewter City, and then you can head East from there towards the rest of Kanto. It's a relatively easy and quick route to travel, although you might not want to travel there, considering you probably just came from there a couple of days ago..."
"Hey, wait a minute... Where did you say you were from, again?"
|JBCG||Dec 24 2010, 11:24 AM Post #14|
The Shinx sat on the rock in the middle of the forest clearing, watching his trainer and companion. The young man was preparing himself for a jump. He brushed his multicolored hair out of his eyes, and began to bend his knees. He pushed off with great force and landed back on his hands, his body arched, his toes pointed, and pushed off his hands, landing back on his feet with a little bounce, completing his back handspring.
“Shinx!!!” barked the little blue Pokémon excitedly, running over to meet Darrien, snuggling his leg.
“Aww, thanks, Shock!” he said, sitting down. Shock jumped up into his arms and Darrien hugged him, smiling widely. “I thought that one went pretty well, too! Now I just need to work on stringing them together. I think I’m done practicing for right now, though. What about you?” he said, scratching behind Shock’s ears. “We need to work on that Signal Beam of yours!”
Shock hopped down from Darrien’s lap and planted his feet firmly on the ground, preparing the attack. His eyes filled with determination, he opened is mouth, and pink and violet balls of energy began to gather into an orb in front of it. The orb grew for a good 3 seconds, until it was roughly 5 inches in diameter. Shock dug his toes into the earth beneath him, bracing his small body, and fired a multicolored beam of light from the ball in front of his mouth. It went a good 20 feet, where it hit a tree and shook it slightly, disturbing a Pidgey resting on a low branch. It flew off, shooting the pair an angry look, but they didn’t notice.
“SHOCK! That was fantastic!” Darrien said, bending down to pet his partner again. “I’m proud of you! I think you’ve finally nailed it! Now all we need to do is get you a partner for the contest, and we’ll be all set!” The Shinx was smiling widely, loving the affection he received from his trainer and friend. Just then, the pair heard sounds of music from the north.
“You hear that, Shock? Think maybe we should check it out?” Darrien asked. Shock responded by nodding with a steely look in his eyes. “Yeah, I think so too. Should I bring you back into your Pokéball, or do you wanna walk?” Shock nodded in the direction of the music and started walking. “Cool, let’s get going buddy!”
The pair headed towards the source of the music, which he discovered to be a very strangely familiar tune being played on a guitar. Strange... he though, I don’t think I’ve ever heard an electric guitar in the forest before... He shrugged off the thought and continued towards the music. After a very short while, the duo entered another clearing, where they saw a two boys and a Pikachu; one of them was fumbling with a map, and the other was playing the guitar, obviously the source of the music.
“Hey guys, I’m Darrien, and this is Shock. We heard you playing guitar from a clearing back that way, and decided to see what the commotion was about!”
|Santano64neo||Jan 1 2011, 12:22 AM Post #15|
Lewis's attention was suddenly redirected away from the map, and onto the newcomer whom had suddenly appeared within the clearing. Jeez, was this a common rest stop, or something?
“Hey guys, I’m Darrien, and this is Shock." The newcomer said, "We heard you playing guitar from a clearing back that way, and decided to see what the commotion was about!”
Lewis couldn't help but stare at the newcomer's odd hair! He had never seen anything like it before! Granted, there were a lot of people in the world, and many of which had their own tastes and various levels of outgoingness. Still, this Darrien guy had something crazy going on with his hair!
"Oh! Er, well I'm Lewis." The young trainer finally spoke after a few seconds of gaping, "This here is my partner Sparky."
"The guy over there with the guitar is Jiro." Lewis said, pointing casually over to the blonde haired boy on the other rock, "That'd probably be the source of the 'commotion'."
As Lewis was introducing himself and the others to Darrien, Sparky found himself staring curiously at Shock. The Pikachu had never seen a Shinx before, so it was only natural that his attention would be on the strange blue Pokémon. The electric mouse hopped off of the rock which he was perched on, and promptly made his way over to the Shinx and his trainer. No doubt to inspect the Pokémon more closely.
"Anyway..." Lewis began, scratching the back of his head with one hand, while the other held down the map, "What're you doing out here? Traveling?"
((OOC: Gah, this was a horrible post. I think I'm a little tired from staying up last night to welcome the new year. It's already been like a week though, and I didn't want to keep you waiting any longer.))
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