- Pokédex No.
- May 5, 2020
- Pokémon Type
- Electric, Psychic
Personal Report #18 (November 28, 2010):
11-27-2010 11:00 AM (Axis' perspective)
After getting acquainted with one another, we all decided to head to the breakfast buffet here in the hotel in Cerulean City (albeit later than usual). Having a team of an absurdly humanoid/anthropomorphic Kadabra & Gyarados, plus a seemingly ordinary Charmeleon & Nidorino, all four capable of speaking in a humanoid manner, all led by a hooded guy with a cloaked face...probably not the most subtle combination to have walking in on a breakfast buffet with maybe an hour at best remaining for the morning.
Once we got there, needless to say the morning was quite interesting. Quinlan was amazed at how quickly he got used to performing all the basic movements someone with a humanoid body could perform (walking around, talking, exhibiting human-like emotions, using his hands & stuff), considering he had evolved from just an ordinary Magikarp mere hours ago. What was even more astounding was how suddenly he understood how to not only understand human speech, but be able to communicate via human speech in return. I suppose most Pokemon suddenly having a whole slew of humanoid traits/features bestowed upon them inexplicably would feel this way...although I have to wonder how they would know to react in such a manner, let alone know to acknowledge such a thing. Abraham was also having the same thoughts as Quinlan, though he already pretty much had his "moment of epiphany" earlier.
One could imagine the odd looks our team was getting. Thank goodness there were so few others at the buffet at the same time as we were. As per usual, Scorch was opting for the spicy/savory stuff. Nikolai seemed to have a preference for more natural stuff (anything fruit or vegetable-based). Abraham on the other hand seemed quite reluctant at picking out anything, and barely filled what few plates he actually decided to grab. Then you had Quinlan...wow, that Gyarados could eat. The guy was going for plate after plate of the french toast, the waffles, the eggs, the chicken tenders, you name it. At one point, he even hissed under his breath at another trainer sitting nearby who was looking over in mild disgust. Eventually, we were done with eating, and decided to head back to the hotel room to rest for a bit longer, considering a lot has happened in the past few days.
11-27-2010 4:00 PM (Axis' perspective)
We were simply relaxing in the hotel room. Abraham was meditating to pass the time (whilst floating no less...interesting, it's almost like looking in a mirror), Scorch decided to sleep in his Poke Ball, Nikolai opted for the same in his own. Quinlan laid in bed for few hours before "slithering over" to the pool. As reluctant as I was at first to let an unusual-looking humanoid/serpentine Pokemon into the hotel's pool, I let him go anyways. I figured he's a Water Pokemon, he's gonna get bored if he's away from water for too long. I was simply sitting in a chair, just channel surfing. Nothing really interesting caught my attention.
Advertisements from different department stores (although one of them is supposedly nearby in some city named Celadon), a casino/arcade (OK, this one actually piqued my interest to be honest. I wanna go to this one, plus it's near the Celadon department store), some random cooking shows using a bunch of odd-looking berries/fruit, there was something with a bunch of humanoid-looking Pokemon wearing different outfits or costumes competing in some sort of wrestling tournament (this seemed mildly amusing for the few seconds I went past it; I wonder how Quinlan would do in something like this, since he looked most fit out of everyone on the team to be in it, given how the competitors I briefly saw looked), the list went on...
Then I came across a breaking news report. It was covering how the bridge going towards the cape north of Cerulean was out after last night's storm, making the two routes north of here virtually inaccessible until further notice. Apparently the abandoned shack I retrieved Abraham out of had burned down sometime afterwards that night. From the looks of it, the shack was struck by lightning, which caused it to go up in flames...must've been part of the batch of lightning strikes that triggered the bizarre evolutionary occurrence in both Abraham & Quinlan.
Although, it did make me think...what if I had not rushed out towards the cape in time before the storm started & blocked out the bridge? What if I had not gotten Abraham out of the shack before the storm began & eventually caused the shack to be incinerated? If anything...what if I did not have Quinlan with me when Abraham & I were cornered by all those possessed Pokemon that emerged out of that cavern across the river? So many questions...no telling how things would've played out differently if they could've...
11-28-2010 6:00 AM (Quinlan's perspective)
OK...so there's this place you can fight at to prove your worth, and your leader gets some sort of medal as an achievement. Abraham walked in here yesterday, looked around, got back to the hotel room, and told me everything. This morning, I go to check it out for myself. The battlefield is freaking giant swimming pool! I wanna battle in here ASAP! I gotta tell chief as soon as he wakes up I wanna fight whoever gives out those shiny-looking medals & win one for him. Also, on my way to the gym, I tripped over this stupid pink lizard/hippo-looking Pokemon sleeping in front of a bush planted in a gap in a fence across some sort of bike shop. The heck was it just randomly doing there?!