"Lucky, where should we go when we get there?" Dark asked his partner. His Pok?mon looked off into the distance, at the horizon showing Slateport city.
"Be careful. some sort of Pok?mon disease is affecting the wildlife of Hoenn. Keep your Pok?mon in its Pok?ball or close. Don't want, uh, Lucky to get hurt." The sailor said this un-emotively while picking up trash on the deck. Lucky became nervous instantly. Dark's general anxiety didn't help, either.
As the two reached Hoenn, a flush of emotions came through Dark. His father was from here. He was in...Slateport? That is what the map said and what the board said when he read it. It was a beautiful place near the ocean. The beach was spectacular, and Dark was aching to leave.
Where was Mossdeep city? Dark had read over maps and memorized them, but this was no help when he actually got there.
"Mossdeep? Woah, that is like, far, dude. But it is a city with a gym, why not journey there?" The man said. This had gone through Dark's mind for a long time. His dad had about two or something badges. One from his hometown and somewhere else. Dark should have prepared his journey and set off to Petalburg for his first gym badge. That wasn't really the best thing, though, as Roxanne was the first gym. He couldn't take down a rock type with Lucky!
"Time to get more Pok?mon," Dark said. They looked around the shops in the market then headed off to Route 110.
Post by iamlurking on Jun 16, 2013 11:19:41 GMT -8
The cool breeze was amazing! The climate in Hoenn was far more hot than in Sinnoh, something that mitigated by the sheer quantity of water surrounding it. Currently munching on her second turkey sandwich, she was keeping an eye on the ones playing in the water and on the huge food basket, Lucario mimicking her beside with a drink instead. The new Sawk was being splashed with water from every side by Gallade and Toxicroak, something he stopped fighting after he was completely wet and just decided to retaliate, not with the move, just splash as far as he could.
Medicham was beside her as well, just practicing yoga and Infernape was snoozing a bit father away from the water than all of them. This was certainly shaping up to be a great day.
"E-Excuse me, sir? Do you know how to get to Mossdeep City from here?" Dark said, hoping this guy would give him an actual answer. It had been almost an hour, and he didn't get a clear answer. He knew there was some ferry or ship that could take him, but he didn't want to be on another aquatic vessel for awhile. Everyone told him to either stay in Slateport or go to some other city for gyms. He didn't really want to!
Dark went to the beach for a bit to clear his head. Lucky stayed right by his side, never leaving. Eventually the two fell asleep on the beautifully white sand.
After a while or so, they went inside the beach shack for some shelter from the sweltering heat. Dark looked at the Pok?mon playing in the beach with some sort of envy. He wanted to be free, to be as frivolous as those Pok?mon.
Post by iamlurking on Jun 25, 2013 17:06:38 GMT -8
After a while of bothering Sawk, Gallade and Toxicroak deemed it enough fun at his expenses for today and they went to grab a bite. Gallade saw Medicham doing yoga and was tempted to push her over but thought better at the last time it happened and had to repair the hole himself.
He did dig a hole in the ground next to Infernape and put water in it, tricking her to fall inside with a slight psychic nudge so it was worth it and had to start running. He passed near to a hut and saw inside a gloomy kid that looked like a human version of the dark type and one of his kind, although a pre-evolution only. He was as naughty as curious and it was not an opportunity he was going to pass over.
Meanwhile Maylene had watched everything up to the Infernape incident and while she knew it was a bit too much to ask of him to stop with the pranks on them, it was a line over when it involved other people and pokémon weaker or smaller than him. Unless that Ralts was incredibly overpowered and then he's let it whoop Gallade's ass.
"Sawk, can you tell Medicham we're going so she can keep an eye on the others?" The karate pokémon almost paled at the prospect of bothering the yoga session but nodded. He only had to find a way to nudge her without her taking it out on him. Then, the young gym leader and Lucario went the way running so they could hopefully prevent a disaster.
Dark saw the post-evolutionary Ralts Pok?mon running around from the Infernape before it even passed by Dark. Dark shot it a look of apathy, with Lucky staring at Gallade. His curiosity piqued. When Gallade and Lucky got too close, Dark took notice. This Pok?mon seemed mischievous. Lucky was still young and naive about certain things. Dark quickly sent alarming signals to Lucky, ushering him to have him come to Dark as soon as possible. Lucky listened easily, yet a bit reluctant. When Maylene reached Dark and Lucky, he looked at her quizzically. This trainer seemed competent, yet almost let her Pok?mon mess with a trainer and his Pok?mon? It wasn't even a fair fight.
Hoenn sure was different.
Dark turned back around, mulling over what to do next.