So, after taking a night's rest, I returned to the White Treehollow to test my Pokemon against another harsh, unforgiving (finally) Area. I talked to the Worker operating the elevators, and down I went to Level 5. It was relatively uneventful, other than Level Up learning yet another 'destined' move, Close Combat. It replaced his former Work Up. Other than another rampage from 3D, of course. I'll just cut to the Boss Trainer battle, which I found rather entertaining. I sent out Fan as my first Pokemon, but was quickly countered by a Claydol. So I switched out to Achiever, hoping to get in some Crunches - only to be hit by an Explosion. Naturally, both Pokemon fainted. So when Elie (the Boss) attempted to switch in a Jellicant, I sent out Fan once more. It used a Water Spout, OHKOing it. Then FangN'Claws went in, and I was hoping it would weather it. Not quite so. But Cooler did. But strangely enough, even after I dented it with a Poison Jab, it kept using Water Spout. Only when it started to Struggle did I learn it was Choice-locked somehow. I made short work of it. Then Omastar was sent in. Thinking I had the upper hand, I tried to Waterfall it to death. But it used Earth Power. But when I sent in 3D the Altaria to finish it, it kept using EP. I must admit, I chuckled. She just Dragon Danced up then hit it with one whopping Dragon Claw.
And so we move to Area 6. Not much of interest happened here, but I do have a couple of notes to make...
-Sawks terrify me and my team
-Pokemon Breeders always use Pokemon of the Chansey line
-NEVER let a Darmanitan set up Belly Drum
Let's just move on to the Boss Trainer battle, shall we? Our opponent was a rather upbeat youth named Frederick. I had received a tip-off from a Trainer earlier that he led with a Togekiss, so naturally, my counter to that was Fan. He let off a couple of Thunderbolts, and despite the Salac Berry it was holding, it prevailed. So he got out Heracross, whom 3D one-shotted with a well-aimed Fly - I still don't regret dispensing with Refresh for that move. I left her in against the Rampardos, whom I expected to use Head Smash. But no.
It used Outrage.
How do Rampardos LEARN Outrage?
In any case, it ravaged 3D. So Level Up came in and blew it away with a Close Combat. And we rested for the night in White Forest's PokeCenter, wondering what dangers Area 7 would bring...