Join Date: Mar 2011
You have to get good and lost to find places which cannot be found
Chapters 4 and 5 of my Emerald Nuzelocke are up, hope you enjoy =D (Click on the link in my sig to read the whole thing)
Chapter 4: Through the Woods and Over the River
Chapter 5: Ascending the Ranks to Trainer First Class
The morning sun awoke me with a gentle ray of light landing on my face. I shifted and rolled over to look at my Pokemon, all curled up around the embers of our fire. Ragonarok awoke first, and shortly after the rest of the gang was up and energized, ready for the day. After a quick breakfast we packed up camp and began to move forward.
Petalburg Forest was dark despite the bright sun that shined down on the top of its canopy. On the forest floor it was damp and eerie, the sounds of scuttling Pokemon echoing through the emptiness. For awhile I felt as though the forest was lifeless when suddenly there was a *plunk* and right infront of me a Slakoth appeared, drowsy as ever.
I knew of Slakoths, and knew that they were difficult to raise and even their final form was a gamble to use, but I figured passing this guy up wouldnt be the wisest idea. "Alright, go Sly!" Sly the Zigzagoon appeared with a flip out of its Pokeball and began to circle the near oblivious Slakoth. "Tackle!" Sly struck home, as the Slakoth batted it away with a Scratch from its long claws. Sly returned for a second strike and the Slakoth sailed away, crashing into a tree trunk. "Alright, Pokeball go!!" With spot on aim the Pokeball struck, and Slakoth was mine.
"Nice job Sly! Now we just gotta name you." I looked down at Sly, who just shook his striped head. "Yeah, the only appropriate name for this guy is Troll. So from now on, you shall be Troll the Slakoth."
I continued through the forest without much resistance until suddenly I walked headlong into a man dressed in an awefully tacky green suit. "Oh, hello there," he said. "Do you know the Pokemon Shroomish? I absolutely love that Pokemon."
I planned on making a snide remark when suddenly there was a shout from not far off there. "You there, devon researcher, give me those papers!" From the brush leapt a man dressed like pirate.
"Aiiiieeeh!" The man in the green suit shouted as he fled behind me. "You there, you are a trainer right? Well defend me!" Before I even had a chance to respond the pirate had already attacked me with his Poocheyana.
I sighed, and released Torchic, and in a few desicive blows from Ember the pirate was fleeing from my sight, shouting something about Rustboro City in his wake.
"Thank you for saving me," said the man. "Here, as a token of my appreciation I want you to have this Great Ball. Wait, did he say something about Rustboro City...? A crisis!! I must be off." And no sooner had he said that then did he run off out of the forest, completely missing the Shroomish who had poked its head out of a bush to get a look at what was going on.
I just shook my head, completely confused by the shinanegans of the adult world, and finished my trek out of the Forest and onto the other side of Route 104, with the only excitment being the final evolution of Tasty the Cascoon into Tasty the Dustox. I nearly choked on its toxic scales when I approached it for the first time... At least the Fight-type Gym dad mentioned will be a little easier now. After I finished gasping for air I took the final stretch through the woods.
The warm sun greeted me as I escaped the dense flora and walked onto the other part of Route 104. Surrounded by a large lake, the trainers here all seemed to have a mellow air to them. I siezed this advantage and steam rolled through them, Sly stealing items the whole way. Within the hour I had made it across the old wooden bridge and into Rustboro City, one of the greatest metropolises in the Hoenn Region.
Rustboro City put Petalburg City to shame, while Oldale and Littleroot might as well not even have existed. The streets were lined with cobble stone, and everywhere I turned I saw the hustle and bustle of city life. This is the kind of place I could get used to. The first order of business was to heal my team up and deposit Troll, so I headed to the Pokemon Centre and in ten minutes I was on my way beelining to the gym.
The gym stood before me like a mountain, its great glass doors taunting the badgeless trainers with its might. I looked down at the Pokeballs along my waist and sighed with dismay. Ragnarok, depsite being near evolution, was no contending in this gym, and would most likely die to the first Rock-type attack thrown his way. Tasty fell into the same boat as Ragnarok, despite having Confusion under its belt. I guess he'll have to be a worst case scenerio back up Pokemon. Sly, on the other hand, possesed no weakness to this Gym, but knew no move to help in any battle, and his fragility would leave him to be easily KO'd. So there were three of my Pokemon crossed off from the battle roster, leaving only Pinacolada to shoulder the weight of the Gym. I grimaced at the thought of this. Pinacolada was relatively weak, still a Lotad, and despite being Jolly, was rather lazy. This is going to be a rough go. With a great sigh I stepped through the doors and was shallowed up by the immensity of the Gym.
I had hardly made it through the threshold when every Gym Trainer swarmed towards me, releasing all their Pokemon and challenging me to a battle. To my great surpise, Pinacolada swept through all of them, and by the time the last one fell in defeat Pinacolada looked to be much like Ragnarok-- at the final preparation stages before evolution.
I slowly walked towards the end of the Gym and was greeted by a gentle, light voice of a yound woman. "Greetings young Trainer, I am Roxanne, the Rustboro Gym Leader. Are you prepared to demonstrate to me what you have learned from my Gym? Alright, Go Geodude!"
"Go Pinacolada!" Lotad popped out and faced the menacing living boulder. My plan was pretty striaght forward-- Just Absorb until everything is defeated. Pinacolada had no problem obliging, and defeated her first two Geodude's while restoring herself to perfect health. But Roxanne wasn't done, she had saved the best for last. With a flick of her wrist the great Nosepass appeared, its size dwarfing my poor Lotad. I even saw Pinacolada shy away from the behemoth.
"Alright, Absorb Pinacolada!" I shouted, but to my dismay Nosepass was quicker, delivering a nasty Rock Tomb, while Lotad's Absorb barely healed off half of the damage.
The battle raged on, but Pinacolada held strong, and in one final push the Absorb won the day, and Nosepass fell, its great orange nose pointing into the ground in defeat. Suddenly, Pinacolada began to glow, and in a blinding flash Pinacolada the Lotad was gone, and in its place stoob Pinacolada the Lombre. Congrats Pinacolada, after that battle you deserve it.
"Excellent battle, you know your stuff." Roxanne applauded. "Here is your Gym Badge. Go now, the road of a Trainer is still long." I nodded my head in thanks, and walked out of the Gym with a swagger in my step.
I exited the no-longer-so-mighty Gym doors and turned to face the road. There was a shout and a blue figure whipped past me, a large package held beneath his arms. Behind him a man in green was running and pleading, shouting for the boxes return. Curious, I followed, hoping to discover the source of the commotion.
More Updates coming soon.
Ragnarok the Torchic (M)
Moves- Scratch, Growl, Focus Energy, Ember
Opinion: As a starter, I have high expectations for Torchic. The only fear is of its common weaknesses and its poor defenses will cause an untimely death for Ragnarok. As of right now Ragnarok's true potential is still unknown, as Pinacolada-- and to some extent even Tasty-- have been taking the spotlight.
Tasty the Cascoon (M)
Moves- Tackle, String Shot, Poison Sting, Confusion
Ability- Shed Skin
Opinion: The blow of not getting a Silcoon really stung, as a Dustox is nothing compared to Beautifly. But Tasty may still prove usefull in my future battle against Brawly. After that, I don't expect Tasty to do much. But I'll to make sure to keep him alive that long.
Sly the Zigzagoon (M)
Moves- Growl, Tackle, Tail Whip, Headbutt
Opinion: With the acquisiton of Headbutt Sly has become much more threatening. While no powerhouse, he still has plenty of uses. And filling my bad with stolen goods is something that I never complain about.
Pinacolada the Lotad (F)
Nature- Jolly (great -_-)
Moves- Astonish, Growl, Absorb, Nature Power
Ability- Rain Dish
Opinion: MVP for sure as of right now. Soloing Roxanne's Gym with no Pokemon Center and I think maybe one Potion deserves a pat on the back. I have high hopes for Pinacolad