Days have passed.
And yet I have finally defeated Area 7.
I lucked up, with my first battle being against a Nurse, then a helpless Breeder. I encountered a wandering Trainer, and she turned out to be the Gate Trainer.
I must admit, I lost my composure after my victory.
I was able to make it back to the Nurse, and to the Boss Trainer without any further battles.
Truly, luck shined upon me.
I finally reached Gail. No words were spoken. She saw how desperate I was to prove my theory, and I was...exhausted. I just wanted victory, nothing else. She sent out a Milotic, I sent out Cooler.Thanks to some lucky hax on my side, Cooler was able to avoid the Hypnosis it wrought, and use Poison Jab mercilessly after a Swords Dance to KO the foe. Next was Mamoswine; I kept Cooler in. He was outsped and trampled upon by an Earthquake. But then, as he always does, Level Up came in to save the day. He used a single Close
Combat to bring down the mammoth. But I pulled him out when another Lucario threatened to come on the scene. Thanks to racking up Rough Skin damage with Druddigon, combined with 3D's tankiness, and a final stand by my own Lucario, the foe was brought down.
I completely lost it.
I jumped for joy.
Let's hope Area 8 is not quite as inhospitable as this Area has been.