• Want to support a good cause? Visit https://blacklivesmatters.carrd.co/ to see how you can help the Black Lives Matter movement, even without donating.
  • New here and still figuring out the site? Check out the New User Guide and FAQ for some help!
  • 🎊🎊🎊 Happy Nuzyear! The promotional period for the 11th annual Nuzlocke Forums Extravaganza has begun. Go shout from the rooftops about your favorite runs!
  • Trying to figure out how the different forums have changed? This thread is the place for you.
  • One of our new features includes receiving a message on Discord when you have alerts. Find out how, here!
  • Have you seen our Stream tab? It let's you peek in and chat with our forum streamers on-site, from both Twitch AND Picarto! You can even view multiple streams at once. You can submit your own channel via Streams > Submit Channel.
  • If you're a fan of giving and recieving constructive criticism check out this resource about Critique Level Tags!
Thread Description
It’s a written log with plot, expect game references. Updating erratically.

KitkatKK2

Derp
Writer
Team Alpha
Pokédex No.
4273
Caught
Apr 18, 2021
Messages
664
Location
Canada
Nature
Quiet
Pronouns
She/Her
Pokémon Type
  1. Fire
  2. Clever
  3. ???
Pokédex Entry
This Pokémon can often be found alone in her room writing or reading. This is because she is an introvert who doesn’t feel like going outside today.
Hi! This is my first Nuzlocke that I recorded. I'm not the best writer, but I hope you can enjoy this nonetheless. In this run, beyond the regular rules, there's an extra rule that'll make it harder, and also pretty fun to write.
1. If a Pokemon faints, it cannot be used anymore, and must be permanently boxed. (Notice that I did not say die. This is intentional.)
2. I can only catch the first Pokemon on each route. On routes that have them, I will ONLY catch ! bubbles. In places that do not, I will pick and choose for Pokemon I think will be beneficial to either the run, or the story. ('Cause, hey, this is my first recorded run)
3. I MUST nickname every Pokemon. If I do not, it cannot be used until the next Pokemon Center, where I can give it a name.
4. I will be playing on set battle style.
5. Here is where it gets interesting. After every Gym Badge, I will switch out my team for another one started after Milo. The only remaining team member after each switch will be the starter.

Chapters will be pretty short and compressed, but I hope to update more often to counteract it.
Anyway, here's the prologue, although it’s even shorter than the rest of the chapters.

Ah, the wonders of modern technology. With video recording, I can watch a match that took place across the region in Wyndon last week. As I was doing that, my friend Hop walked into the room. Ya hear that? Friend. Not love interest, not clingy annoying neighbor, FRIEND. Anyway, he came in, and started watching over my shoulder.
“Is that your flashy new phone, Kay?”
“Yeah.”
“Cmon, you know the only real way to cheer on Leon is with his Charizard pose!”
“Speaking of Leon, wasn’t he coming here today?
“Oh, yeah! That’s why I came! Grab your bag, and let’s go to my house to see if he’s there!” Hop walked away.
I did as Hop asked, and grabbed my mom’s old bag, with the hat sitting next to it for good measure. Of course, instead of walking ahead of me, Hop was waiting outside. “You could’ve gone ahead,” I said.
“Nah!”
We walked together to Hop’s house. His mom was in the kitchen, where she looked to be cooking something for the family to eat when Leon got there. “Oh hello Kay! Leon isn’t here yet. He would’ve just arrived at Wedgehurst Station.”
I ran out ahead of Hop. I was already on Route One by the time he caught up.
“Don’t go in the tall grass! You don’t have a Pokémon!”
“Ok, ok. I won’t!” I wholeheartedly intended to go in the grass when Hop wasn’t looking. I made sure Hop wasn’t looking at me, then slowly backed into the grass.
Somehow, Hop saw me and yelled “No going into the tall grass for you without a Pokémon!”
I decided to gloss over that, and crossed the border into Wedgehurst.
Lo and behold, there was Leon. He was talking to a crowd. Something about getting strong and challenging him to the Champion title. Hop called him over.
“Oh, my number one fan has come to pick me up!” he said loudly. After coming over, he continued “And this must be Kay! Hop has told me all about you!”
“Yeah.” I smiled.
“Anyway,” Leon said, “I brought a gift for you two. Come to our backyard and I’ll show it to you.”
As one might expect, we ran back to Hop’s house as fast as our legs allowed. Leon took some time to catch up.
“Okay, spill it,” Hop said excitedly. “What did you get us?”
Leon smiled. “Ok,ok! The gift I got you is...”
And that’s the prologue! The gift is a starter. Im not going to make it a big thing.
 

KitkatKK2

Derp
Writer
Team Alpha
Pokédex No.
4273
Caught
Apr 18, 2021
Messages
664
Location
Canada
Nature
Quiet
Pronouns
She/Her
Pokémon Type
  1. Fire
  2. Clever
  3. ???
Pokédex Entry
This Pokémon can often be found alone in her room writing or reading. This is because she is an introvert who doesn’t feel like going outside today.
  • Thread Starter Thread Starter
  • #2
Ok so ha, ha. It’s been more than a month. Wow did I not know how having two projects on at once and prioritizing the other one would slow this down so much. Working on it.
 

KitkatKK2

Derp
Writer
Team Alpha
Pokédex No.
4273
Caught
Apr 18, 2021
Messages
664
Location
Canada
Nature
Quiet
Pronouns
She/Her
Pokémon Type
  1. Fire
  2. Clever
  3. ???
Pokédex Entry
This Pokémon can often be found alone in her room writing or reading. This is because she is an introvert who doesn’t feel like going outside today.
  • Thread Starter Thread Starter
  • #3
Leon tossed up three Pokéballs, which, unsurprisingly, contained three Pokémon. I picked the Grookey because of a completely logical and analytical decision. Well, maybe I let a little emotion in. Okay, a lot of emotion. I couldn’t resist the little hair stick! I named him Allegro, which means “Play at a cheerful and bright tempo.” I later learned he was too calm for that nickname, but I didn’t feel like going to the Name Rater to change it. That night was fun. We had a barbeque at Hop’s house, and I went home that night happy.
Happy, though, does not mean “getting sleep.”
Yeah.
The next day, I walked out of my house to, guess who, Hop!
“Hey! You want a battle?” He asked.
“No…” I replied sleepily. “But with you, I suppose I have no choice.”
He nodded. “Go get yourself ready, I’ll be waiting!”
A few moments later, I came back, hairbrush in hand, my brown hair now halfway presentable. I walked over to where Hop still was, and past him to the battlefield near his house. “Allegro, go!” I said cheerfully, now having worked myself up to the idea of a battle. Grookey came out.
Hop ran to the other side without addressing me, and sent out his Wooloo. “Wooloo, use Tackle!”
Wooloo obeyed.
I was too busy not paying attention to realize that Allegro had gotten hit. I absently called out for it to use Scratch, but it couldn’t because it had been hit a few times and was already knocked out.
I ran up to it. “Is Allegro OK? Did Wooloo kill it?!”
“Relax! It’s a Pokemon battle! You just need to patch it up at the Pokemon center. Your mom probably has a couple healing items, if you wanted to go home.”
“Okay,” I quickly ran home, Hop trailing slightly behind.
My house has a gate to the Slumbering Weald, which, at the time, I had never been through. There was a Wooloo bashing the gate.
“You think it’ll be okay?” I asked.
“Yeah, not like it’s gonna get through.”
“Yeah…” (I call this foreshadowing.)
After Allegro had a quick rest, Hop and I walked out.
Of course, the Wooloo had broken through.
“You think we should save it?” Hop asked.
“I don’t know…” I replied, carefully considering the fact that we were quite explicitly forbidden to go into the Slumbering Weald.
Hop ran through the gate anyway, with me slowly trailing after.
The place was foggy, with trees surrounding me, like I was to be their next victim.
Uneasily, I stepped through the forest. I was startled by a couple of wild Pokemon. I finally saw Hop.
It was getting foggier and foggier and my hands were getting more and more fidgety from nerves.
Then, Hop addressed me. “I can barely see my hands in front of my face!”
“Yeah, same.”
Suddenly, a howl pierced the sky.
In front of me was a blue Pokemon I didn’t recognize. I sent out Allegro, even though I knew pretty well what was about to happen.
“Uh, Branch Poke?”
I knew this Pokemon(?) was too strong for me, but I expected to still do something.
But, nothing happened. The branch seemed to go right through.
I called off every move Allegro knew, which was, in fairness, three, as the fog got even thicker.
Eventually, I couldn’t even see where Hop was, much less a tiny Grookey.
I heard another howl, and the fog covered my entire vision. In my last moment of consciousness, I felt myself collapse.

Hey, two months later and here we are! Yeah, the Grookey was Calm. Unfortunate nature, but I take what I get.
I didn't actually lose the first battle ingame, I just decided to take some creative liberty for, y'know, foreshadowing. The reason I ended on the Zacian encounter is because this is, in this locke, a very pivotal story moment. You'll see.
 

Ymir

Snorlax is my mood
Artist
Screenshotter
Team Delta
Pokédex No.
346
Caught
Jul 2, 2019
Messages
90
Location
Route 100
Nature
Calm
Pokémon Type
  1. Bug
  2. Psychic
  3. Steel
I think the main problem for me, having limited abilities to describe exactly what it is that I specifically like about someone's written work is that I always stumble around my words trying to not make remarks that are way too general or comprise too little of my thoughts on the whole thing. But I love this run. I don't know what it is about it, but the storytelling is brimming with personality, and all of it seems purposeful and so attention calling, like, I don't know if it is but I'm always second guessing with all the skips, and it feels like Kay has so much personality she's literally dragging the narration through the floor like a kid counting every object atop a windowsill, or something similarly ambiguous that explains why I like this run so much. Pretty much that. This is awesome.
 

KitkatKK2

Derp
Writer
Team Alpha
Pokédex No.
4273
Caught
Apr 18, 2021
Messages
664
Location
Canada
Nature
Quiet
Pronouns
She/Her
Pokémon Type
  1. Fire
  2. Clever
  3. ???
Pokédex Entry
This Pokémon can often be found alone in her room writing or reading. This is because she is an introvert who doesn’t feel like going outside today.
  • Thread Starter Thread Starter
  • #5
And look, a double update because executive dysfunction works both ways!
@Ymir Thanks! I hope I can continue that for you!
I woke up back at the entrance to the Slumbering Weald. I heard Leon yelling at Hop.
“Kay told you not to go in, yet you did anyway! And now she’s unconscious, your leg is hurt, and you both had me worried sick!”
“Leon, it’s just a scratch!”
“That’s nice to hear,” he said, with both irony and genuine relief.
“And besides, we only got hurt because of that crazy Pokemon!”
“Wait, what?”
“Yeah, Kay’s moves passed right through it.”
“I wonder… could the fearsome Pokemon that lives in the Slumbering Weald-? Nevermind.”
I sat up. “What happened to that Wooloo, anyway?”
“Oh! Kay!” Hop looked a bit startled. “You’re awake!”
“Have been for almost 2 minutes now.”
“The Wooloo is fine.” Leon gestured toward his Charizard, who was looking at the Wooloo intently.
“What’s this band?” I asked, looking at my arm. It now had a white band on it, with pink stripes running around it.
“Yeah, actually... Now that you mention it, they look like Dynamax bands!” Hop said the last bit excitedly.
“Where do you think they came from?”
Leon thought for a moment, and replied “Maybe that Pokemon is more benevolent than it seems.”
Hop looked at me. “Even if we did get an earful from Lee, it was worth it!”
“Maybe to you!
“Oh, whatever. Go tell your mom we’re heading out.”
“Where to?”
“To get our Pokedexes. And some Pokemon on the way!”
Mom was eager to let me go. As far as I could tell, she also slipped some Pokeballs into my bag.
On Route 1, I decided I would make use of a couple. The first thing I found was a Caterpie. I threw a Pokeball and with a satisfying *click* it was caught. I named it Glitch, because, well, it’s a bug. Bug? Glitch? Yeah, I’m aware I’m a nerd.
I next found a Wooloo, which I knew eventually evolved into Dubwool, which would be great. I reached into my bag for a Pokeball. When I pulled it out, I tried to throw it. But it wouldn’t leave my hand. I dropped it back into my bag and tried another one, to no avail. I frowned, and had Allegro knock it out, for the experience.
The incident still on my mind, I walked through Wedgehurst and toward the lab, where Hop had told me we would get Pokedexes.
As I walked up, Leon did too.
Inside the lab, there was a girl.
“Are you Professor Magnolia?” I asked.
“No, that’s Sonia. What can I say about her? Well, I like her cooking.”
“Leon! Is that any way to introduce me? We were rivals back when Leon was on his Pokemon journey.”
I laughed. “I’m here for a Pokedex. Hop should show up soon too.”
“Ok!” Sonia agreed. “You have a Rotom Phone, right?”
“Yeah.” I handed it to her.
A moment later, she handed it back. “You can now use the Pokedex!”
“Thanks!” I left the lab. Outside, some guy handed me a Potion, which I cautiously threw away, because random people giving me healing items is really weird.
Hop was there too, I guess. He told me to go to Professor Magnolia’s house at the end of Route 2.
And so I did. I walked onto the bridge to Route 2. There, I encountered a Seedot. I pulled out a ball, hoping that it would work. It did.
So, there was Mighty Oak. Next, I ran into a Hoothoot. The Pokeball didn’t work. At the time, I didn’t see the pattern. I just moved on.
There were two trainers in the way of Magnolia’s house, but I defeated them easily with Allegro and Glitch.
Now that I was at Magnolia’s house, I sat down, waiting to see what crazy thing came next.
Tada! We finally have the "locke" part of Storylocke in play! I'm excited to show you how I handle deaths next time! (mwahahaha)
 
Last edited:

SilverDoe

Kanto League Champion
Team Alpha
Pokédex No.
37
Caught
Jun 10, 2019
Messages
157
Location
Verdanturf Town
Nature
Timid
Pronouns
She/Her
Pokémon Type
  1. Water
  2. Ghost
"We had a barbeque at Hop’s house, and I went home that night happy.
Happy, though, does not mean “getting sleep.”
Yeah."

This part made me laugh haha, too true.

Grookey is definitely cute and a great starter choice! I like Allegro already.

I liked the ending to Chapter 1: "Eventually, I couldn’t even see where Hop was, much less a tiny Grookey.
I heard another howl, and the fog covered my entire vision. In my last moment of consciousness, I felt myself collapse." This sounded really nice.

I like Glitch as a nickname for a caterpie, nerdy or not. Mighty Oak the Seedot is also a great name. You're 3 for 3 on great nicknames as far as I'm concerned.

"Now that I was at Magnolia house, I sat down, waiting to see what crazy thing came next." This should be fun to see! (Unless it involves that *other* base nuzlocke rule.)

You have a nice start here. It's following along the gameplay pretty closely so far, but the personality and description touches are fun to see! Your additional rule should make things interesting too; I'm curious about how that goes.
 

Ymir

Snorlax is my mood
Artist
Screenshotter
Team Delta
Pokédex No.
346
Caught
Jul 2, 2019
Messages
90
Location
Route 100
Nature
Calm
Pokémon Type
  1. Bug
  2. Psychic
  3. Steel
Okay, the locke translating into the story as a sort of anormality does make me wary of how the other rules fit, especially with that fifth rule -- which I had just ignored initially and now am taking into consideration more seriously -- so, yes, I am scared for whatever potential event unfolds in the near future that introduces the other scary rule. You know, that one.

"Outside, some guy handed me a Potion, which I cautiously threw away, because random people giving me healing items is really weird. Hop was there too, I guess." I don't know why I like this, but Hop just casually phasing in and out of being a character with dialogue and being a footnote according to Kay's mood is very fun to me.
 

KitkatKK2

Derp
Writer
Team Alpha
Pokédex No.
4273
Caught
Apr 18, 2021
Messages
664
Location
Canada
Nature
Quiet
Pronouns
She/Her
Pokémon Type
  1. Fire
  2. Clever
  3. ???
Pokédex Entry
This Pokémon can often be found alone in her room writing or reading. This is because she is an introvert who doesn’t feel like going outside today.
  • Thread Starter Thread Starter
  • #8
not me posting three times in 2 days
@SilverDoe Thanks! That *other* rule will come into play soon... >:)
@Ymir The fifth rule won't come into play for a couple chapters, but the FIRST rule... like I said in the last reply... >:). Hop is only a character worth discussing sometimes for Kay, just like I only want to talk to people sometimes.
Soon, Hop arrived, Leon along with him. I stood up, finally done with boredom. We went inside. There, Hop and Leon had a conversation about something like “Gym challenge” and “Show me what you’ve got”. I don’t know, I wasn’t really paying attention.
“You ready for our battle?” Hop asked
I gathered from that statement, that we were going to have a battle. “You’re on!”
“Alright!”
Thankfully, the battlefield was directly outside the house.
Hop sent out Wooloo, as I sent out Mighty Oak. Mighty Oak used Tackle, as Wooloo used Defense Curl. It continued using Defense Curl. The battle turned into a war of attrition.
Eventually, Wooloo, now using Tackle, fainted.
Next up was Sobble. I used Absorb and took a Water Gun. Absorb drained away a little bit of health every turn, but Water Gun was doing little enough to justify it.
It got boring.
Just as I was about to KO the Sobble, it used Pound. Mighty Oak’s HP fell like a Golem dropped off a mountain. The Golem in question, though, had Sturdy.
By sheer luck, Mighty Oak’s health was left at 1. Absorb landed perfectly, and secured the Sobble falling.
Next up was Rookidee. I had two grass types and a bug type. Against Hop’s flying type, I didn’t know if I could secure a win. I switched into Grookey, and used Scratch. Rookidee’s Pecks were doing decent damage. But I had a level advantage, which was all I needed. Rookidee fell, and I was done.
Hop shrugged. “Guess that makes us even. I’ll win next time, though!”
“Sure you will,” I said ironically, even knowing I needed a counter for Rookidee.
“Ok, Kay. I’ll still beat you to the train station! And how ‘bout we see who can catch the most Pokemon on the way?
I started running before Hop could. On the way, I tried to catch another Pokemon on Route 2, but again, the Pokeballs didn’t work.
I KOed it with Glitch for the EXP. Level 7. I knew that Glitch was about to evolve, so I let it happen, and a lot of blue glowy shapeshifting later, I had a Metapod.
Inexplicably (well, it could maybe be explained by waiting around for Glitch to evolve via blue glowy shapeshifting), Hop beat me to the station. Before we got onto the train, our mothers gave us camping sets, which I assured them I would make thorough use of. (I was lying.)
The train was supposed to take us directly to Motostoke Station, but a VERY convenient flock of Wooloo stopped our path, just as Hop was detailing the Wild Area.
The train stopped in the Wild Area Station, which was, again, very convenient. Almost like a plot device in fiction. I shrugged it off, and left.
Sonia showed up, for some reason. She detailed how Professor Magnolia basically told her to get a life. She gave me a Box Link, and left.
Eager to catch some Pokemon, I left Hop behind, and wandered out on my own. I encountered a Pokemon. A Joltik. An electric type would be good against Nessa, I thought, and sent out Allegro to weaken it.
The thing was, though, Joltik is not a pure electric type. It is also a bug type. I didn’t think about this. It had Bug Bite.
I told Allegro to use Scratch, which did about a quarter.
It used Bug Bite.
Allegro took about half, which was not a safe range. If the next Bug Bite was a critical hit, or even if it randomly decided Hey, let’s do some high damage to screw Kay over, Allegro was as good as fainted. So I sent in Glitch. I used Harden. It used Bug Bite, doing a safe range. After 2 more boosts, Bug Bite was doing very little damage, so I figured it was safe to use Tackle. Just as I said “Glitch, use Ta-”, the Joltik did something that I failed to consider.
The wild Joltik used Electroweb. A CRITICAL HIT. Glitch fainted.
Electroweb is special, so even if my boosts were in effect (they weren’t, due to the critical), my poor Glitch would have been lost.
This could be likened to another Golem being dropped off a cliff. This one, unfortunately, must have had Rock Head.
I withdrew it and ran, figuring that I would come back for another Joltik once Glitch was healed. Little did I know…
First death of the run, although KAY doesn't know it yet. Yeah, the main workaround for my "who wants to write death, let's write handwavy magic" mindset is Pokeballs just deciding sometimes not to work by Zacian's now much more malevolent power. I mean, it knocked out the player and Hop in the vanilla game, who's to say it can't have somewhat... unexpected consequences for the two of them. (yes, including hop, you'll find out later.)
 
Last edited:

KitkatKK2

Derp
Writer
Team Alpha
Pokédex No.
4273
Caught
Apr 18, 2021
Messages
664
Location
Canada
Nature
Quiet
Pronouns
She/Her
Pokémon Type
  1. Fire
  2. Clever
  3. ???
Pokédex Entry
This Pokémon can often be found alone in her room writing or reading. This is because she is an introvert who doesn’t feel like going outside today.
  • Thread Starter Thread Starter
  • #9
Ok fun fact: I completely forgot to include the wishing stars. We’re going to retcon them into chapter 2, so edited version of ch2 is abound.
 

KitkatKK2

Derp
Writer
Team Alpha
Pokédex No.
4273
Caught
Apr 18, 2021
Messages
664
Location
Canada
Nature
Quiet
Pronouns
She/Her
Pokémon Type
  1. Fire
  2. Clever
  3. ???
Pokédex Entry
This Pokémon can often be found alone in her room writing or reading. This is because she is an introvert who doesn’t feel like going outside today.
  • Thread Starter Thread Starter
  • #10
You might now be wondering, What happened to Glitch? Or you might not be. I got to the train station, where there was a Lady who offered to heal my Pokemon. And so she did. I walked back out, hoping I could catch another Joltik. I walked around with Allegro looking for one. Eventually, I found one, and I tried to send out Glitch.
Once again, the Pokeball wouldn’t leave my hand. I considered if everything I owned was malfunctioning, but it seemed to work fine in all but a few situations. I put Glitch back in my bag, and sent out Allegro. I tried to throw a Pokeball, but of course not. I ran away, not wanting a repeat of the last time I encountered a Joltik.
I walked peacefully through the Wild Area, approaching a lake.
There, I encountered a Stufful. This time, whatever stupid force was controlling my life now decided to let my Pokeballs work. I captured the Stufful and named it Theo, after… I don’t remember. All I know is I have a bear named Theo in my box and it’s great.
The rest of the trek was uneventful, though it took a few hours due to me getting distracted by every other piece of grass.
I arrived in Motostoke at almost the stroke of midnight. I put my Pokemon in the Pokemon Center quickly, trying Glitch again. The Metapod still wouldn’t come out. Bye, bye, concept of ever having a Butterfree.
Sonia approved me as I was leaving. “Hi, Kay!”
“Hello,” I said, with little enthusiasm, because I was tired and wanted to go to sleep at that very moment.
“Have you registered yourself for the Gym Challenge yet? I heard Leon endorsed you!”
“Yep. Leon endorsed me. But is there any chance I can do this tomorrow?”
“Unfortunately, the registration closes tonight. You have…” She checked her watch. “20 minutes. Better get moving!”
“What about Hop?” I asked.
“He came by at about 9.”
“Thanks, Sonia! Can’t talk anymore!”
I ran, thinking about how Hop managed to get through the Wild Area in less than an hour. We stopped at 8:05. Ok, it’s probably my fault, but...
I registered myself as number 404 at the stadium, because there was definitely some sort of error going on with my life right now.
I was asked if I needed walked to the inn, which I rejected because I could handle myself walking 10 meters, thank you very much.
I tried to check in, but there were some people there I didn’t think were Gym Challengers.
“Hey, can I please check in?” I asked them.
For some Arceus-forsaken reason, even at 11:55, they were still yelling their loudest, as if 80% of the people in this hotel weren’t asleep already. “NO!
“Ugh, fine. If I battle you, will you go away?”
They said nothing. So I sent out Mighty Oak. They were annoying, but not a challenge.
A girl approached the (now almost scared-looking) people, but turned to me without saying anything to them. "Sorry about them. They like to cheer for me, which I appreciate, but sometimes they go a bit far. I'm Marnie."
"Kay."
"Nice to meet you. 'Spose I'll see you round." She walked away.
After that, the receptionist tried to thank me.
I stopped her. “Just get me a room.”
And so she did. As soon as my head hit the pillow, I fell asleep.
The next morning, I woke up at about 9:00. The opening ceremony was scheduled for 9:30.
I got dressed and ready quickly. Again, I ran to make it.
When I arrived at the stadium about 10 minutes before the ceremony, I was given a uniform with the number I had only said about 10 hours ago. I threw it on, and walked out onto the pitch.
The battlefield was breathtaking. The lights were so bright, I felt like I could get sunburned. The screen on the wall was bigger than a Dynamaxed Wailord. The stands were filled with people.
I was surrounded by other Gym Challengers looking just as awed as me.
Suddenly, the real ceremony started. 7 Gym Leaders stepped out. A voice louder than a Guzzlord screaming came from the speaker.
It introduced me to each one. I knew them all, though, so I wasn’t paying a whole lot of attention.
One Gym Leader was strangely absent. Piers. I passed it off as simply not being able to attend and left the stadium.
Hop approached me afterward. “Wasn’t that amazing? Being out on the pitch for the first time…”
I nodded along cheerfully.
“Anyway, we should head out onto Route 3,” he said.
“Yeah!” I exclaimed, and ran off ahead of him.
I considered making two jokes this chapter that I didn't make in the final version, one because I couldn't fit it in, the other for plot hole reasons: 1. Kay using her camping set in the middle of the hotel lobby just because she didn't want to deal with Team Yell. 2. A joke about the cutscene skipping option and the opening ceremony.
A warning: This is where the nicknames go downhill significantly.
 

KitkatKK2

Derp
Writer
Team Alpha
Pokédex No.
4273
Caught
Apr 18, 2021
Messages
664
Location
Canada
Nature
Quiet
Pronouns
She/Her
Pokémon Type
  1. Fire
  2. Clever
  3. ???
Pokédex Entry
This Pokémon can often be found alone in her room writing or reading. This is because she is an introvert who doesn’t feel like going outside today.
  • Thread Starter Thread Starter
  • #11
On Route 3, I found a Mudbray. Quickly, I threw a Pokeball, hoping it could be useful later on. I named him the perfectly sensible donk boi. No capitals. Just donk boi.
I was challenged by a girl who asked me if I had seen the opening ceremony. I said yes, but internally, I said Lady, I was part of it! She had a Vulpix, which went down in a little less than a minute of Mighty Oak using Rollout.
I casually strolled down the Route, confident in my skill.
A girl of about 8 approached me. “I’m studying foreign languages, computers, and Pokemon! I wanna battle you!”
I guessed she was on a school assignment to challenge trainers. “Ok! What’s your name?”
“I’m Hannah! And this is Pancham!” She sent out, you guessed it, a Pancham.
I sent in Allegro, because Mighty Oak had taken a lot of damage, and I was guessing that the pattern with Glitch would hold if he fainted.
“Pancham, use Circle Throw!” Hannah called, before I could do anything.
It hit Allegro, doing only a little damage.
Allegro was recalled into my Pokeball. For a second, I thought my Pokeballs were malfunctioning in the middle of the battle, but Circle Throw will do that to you. In came Seedot.
The next thing I did was not Hannah’s fault, but I am blaming her for it because she deserves blame for everything. I used Rollout, thinking it would KO because I was a few levels higher.
It didn’t. Pancham used Circle Throw after I moved.
Mighty Oak fainted.
I sent out Allegro, finishing off the battle.
I ran away before Hannah could say anything, to try to heal Mighty Oak. I knew it was a worthless effort.
I tried to send it out, but the Pokeball didn’t work. What did I think would happen?
I went back to where I was, slowly and almost crying. With Glitch, I hadn’t had much time to get attached. But Mighty Oak had more time. Not by much, but I get attached to things I like pretty quickly. There was one more trainer along the way, easily defeated by the attacks I half-heartedly called off.
I suddenly realized that I only had Allegro and the donk boi I had kinda forgotten existed in my party. I accessed my PC box and brought out Theo.
Still, that was only three. I headed to the Wild Area and at East Lake Axwell, I caught a Krabby and named her Cranky because… Krabby? Crabby? You get it.
So now I had 4 Pokemon. Just as I was about to walk into Galar mine 1, Sonia showed up. She asked where Hop was (as far as I knew, he had gone ahead of me), and gave me an escape rope, and a few revives which were, as long as my Pokeballs kept doing what they were doing, useless, because reviving a Pokemon’s HP is worth nothing when the ball won’t open.
The escape rope was also somewhat useless, as the mines were quite linear.
I nodded, and sprinted into the mine. As soon as I did, I ran into a Rolycoly. I named it Zoom because it has wheels.
More like a single wheel.
But eh.
I went to the end of the tunnel, hoping to enter Turrfield, but there was a boy I didn’t recognize standing in the way. He seemed jerky, so I doubted I would be able to ask to go around.
“Hello?” I asked him.
“Oh, another weakling to defeat.”
“Yep. A jerk,” I whispered to myself.
“I’m Bede, not that you needed to know that.”
“Yeah, can we just get this battle over with?”
“Sure.” He sent out a Solosis. I sent out Cranky.
“Use Water Gun!” I yelled. My Krabby obeyed.
Solosis looked only a little bit hurt.
It used Confusion, doing a decent amount.
I used Water Gun again. Now, Solosis was hurt badly.
Endeavor. That put Cranky’s health down to almost 0.
I thought Cranky could KO the Solosis, but the Water Gun did disappointingly little.
Solosis used Confusion. Cranky fainted!
Just my luck. Just my luck that this Jerkface Supreme™ would effectively KILL one pof my Pokemon because Water Gun did low damage. And right after Mighty Oak, too.
I recalled it bitterly and sent out donk boi. My commands were blunt and angry from then on, and I fainted his Gothita and Hattena with little issue.
Bede didn’t like that. “Well, now I know your strategy, so… if I ever face you in an official match, I’ll be sure to win!”
Keep telling yourself that, bud.
I pushed him aside, probably lowering myself close to his level in the process, and walked out. Outside was a girl, who offered to heal my Pokemon as I headed into… not Turrfield.
It was Route 4.
Well, I guess the gym battle is going to happen less fast than expected.
At least less fast than I expected.
Welp. Chapter 5 seems to be "The chapter of preventable deaths"
Oh well. Kay still has a bit of a trek before we can REALLY get to the gym city. and then.......
and then you get to see rule 5 in action, and how the story throws another curveball into Kay's life.
 
Last edited:

KitkatKK2

Derp
Writer
Team Alpha
Pokédex No.
4273
Caught
Apr 18, 2021
Messages
664
Location
Canada
Nature
Quiet
Pronouns
She/Her
Pokémon Type
  1. Fire
  2. Clever
  3. ???
Pokédex Entry
This Pokémon can often be found alone in her room writing or reading. This is because she is an introvert who doesn’t feel like going outside today.
  • Thread Starter Thread Starter
  • #12
Time for Ch6!
I stepped onto Route 4, looking at my two Pokeballs containing two friends. Two friends that I’d likely never see again. I sighed, and sat down under a berry tree. I opened my two remaining Pokeballs.
I looked at Allegro and donk boi. Allegro, who had been my faithful companion since the beginning, and donk boi, who had done most of the work with Bede.
Allegro poked me affectionately, tring to cheer me up. I mean, he was right to be worried, but poking me didn’t really help with my mood.
When donk boi forced me to stand up and look for a Pokemon, I was a little bit angry because I still didn’t want to do anything.
But I encountered a Wooloo. I promptly caught it and named it Dryer Ball. Yes, that is a thing. I smiled and gave donk boi a little pat before recalling it. While on my way down Route 4, I encountered a trainer. A little kid dressed in a Pikachu costume who introduced himself as Rhys.
His Joltik went down fast. I have a vendetta against Joltik now.
His Grubbin fell to Allegro. Allegro leveled up in that battle.
After, Allegro evolved. Yep. Before the first gym. Allegro was now a Thwakey.
I walked down the rest of the route with no issue until the end of it.
At the end of it, I was rammed into by a force that knocked me down. I was now at eye level with a Wooloo. I looked at the Wooloo and I swear I was about to make a VERY hurtful remark, but somebody stumbled toward me, and the Sheep Pokemon fell back.
“Oh! I’m so sorry!” he said sheepishly. (Pun totally intended.)
I stood and brushed myself off, blushing. “Hello.”
I realized after saying that that I was talking to Milo, the Gym Leader of the town I was approaching.
“This Wooloo is a little rambunctious,” the Gym Leader said.
“It’s alright. I’m fine!”
He put his hand to his green scarf. “That’s good. I hope to see you around…”
“Kay,” I introduced myself.
“See you around then, Kay!” He waved and walked away.
I stepped into Turffield and looked around for the stadium. It was straight ahead of me.
But there was a line. A line I didn’t want to stand in because of the sheer length of it. The back of the line reached almost to me. So I looked around for any alternative. The alternative came to me, in the form of a Yamper. I bent down and gave it a few quick pets.
It ran up the hill, barking at me as if it wanted followed.
So I followed. At the top, I found Sonia looking pensive. “Hello?” I asked.
“Oh! Hi, Kay. I sent Yamper to get you. Can I rack your brain for a minute?”
“Better than waiting in that.” I pointed down.
“Alright. See that?” She pointed at the hill just outside the city limits. It had a drawing of something that looked like a stylized Dynamax Pokemon.
Sonia told me “That’s the Turffield geoglyph. What do you think of it?”
I said “Looks like Dynamax.”
“Hm. Interesting. That’s what I thought too. Right then, that’s all I wanted. I’ll look into it some more.”
I looked at her computer screen and saw the words Darkest Day. “Hey. What’s the Darkest Day?”
“Oh! I meant to tell you about that, but you showed up really late. It was a catastrophic event where Pokemon were Dynamaxing. A hero stopped it, and that’s really all we know.”
“Huh.” I walked down the hill. The line had dissolved. All that was left was a few adult Gym Challengers hanging around in a group. I walked past them and found Hop at the stadium.
He looked a bit disappointed, and faked a smile when I approached. “Hi! I got the Grass Badge in one try!”
“That’s great! Can I see it?”
Hop’s hand moved nervously to his pocket, and it was clear he had not, in fact, gotten the Grass Badge.
I decided to spare him the explanation. “Y’know what? Nevermind. You can show me when we both have it!”
He nodded.
The stadium was less grand than Motostoke’s, but still bigger than anything in Postwick.There was a small Pokemart set up, and the other side had a uniform shop. Everything was decorated in green, presumably like grass. It was packed with Gym Challengers, all either elated or crestfallen.
I walked confidently to the man blocking some green tape leading to the door for the Gym proper. “Hi! I’d like to challenge the Gym. Number 404.”
“Alright. The changing room is over there, go get into your uniform.”
READ LAST: Hop didn't get the Grass Badge the first time. This is a clue. To what? You'll just have to find out.
 

KitkatKK2

Derp
Writer
Team Alpha
Pokédex No.
4273
Caught
Apr 18, 2021
Messages
664
Location
Canada
Nature
Quiet
Pronouns
She/Her
Pokémon Type
  1. Fire
  2. Clever
  3. ???
Pokédex Entry
This Pokémon can often be found alone in her room writing or reading. This is because she is an introvert who doesn’t feel like going outside today.
  • Thread Starter Thread Starter
  • #13
I was now in my uniform. The man let me through, and I went.
Inside the gym, there was a platform, which led straight down to… a field? With Wooloo? I thought I would be going straight to the battle. But I walked down the stairs anyway. The Wooloo were spooked by my presence. I saw a pad that had a Wooloo icon on it, so I assumed that was where they were supposed to be.
I scared the Wooloo to the pad, and that was that. Except for it wasn’t.
There was another, more complicated puzzle just like the last. This time though, there was a Yamper. “Somebody move the Yamper!” I called out.
“Yeah, no,” the gym trainer said. “That’s part of the challenge. Unless, of course, you battle me.”
“Ugh, fine,” I said, sending out Allegro.
They weren’t a challenge. The Yamper was now by their side, and I got to Wooloo wrangling.
Repeat once more.
Finally, there was a set of stairs, which I climbed and I found myself on a stadium pitch. It wasn’t as impressive as Motostoke’s but it was still bigger than anything I'd seen in my hometown. I walked out into a cheering crowd and a screen displaying my name and the name of my opponent, Milo.
Speaking of Milo, he walked out not long after I did.
"Hi again," I said.
"Hello," he replied.
"I came here for a gym battle. Enough with the small talk."
"Alright then. Shall we battle?"
"Okay," I said, already sending out Zoom. Milo sent out a Gossifleur.
I used Ember as Milo used Magical Leaf, taking about half.
I withdrew it for Allegro as Milo used Magical Leaf again for minimal damage.
Trading Double Hits and Rounds, time passed and eventually the Gossifleur fainted.
Milo sent out an Eldegoss. I kept Allegro in and used Double Hit again as Milo Dynamaxed his Eldegoss.
I hadn't ever seen Dynamax in person yet. It was awesome in the most literal sense of the word.
Milo nodded at me. "Kay, don't you have a Dynamax band? Why not use it?"
I looked down at my right arm, where the pink and blue striped wristband still was. "I suppose I do. Allegro?"
My Thwackey looked back at me in understanding. I recalled it, if only for a moment.
I didn't quite understand Dynamax, but it came as naturally as breathing. I held my Pokeball out, and it became almost the size of a beach ball. It was also now the colour of a Premier Ball.
I grabbed it with both hands, and tossed it out behind me.
"Uh..." I hesitated, wondering what to do. "Use... Double Hit?"
Apparently, Dynamax Allegro didn't know Double Hit, because it used something that very much was not Double Hit.
It looked more like a discount Earth Power sized up digitally.
Duh. I had forgotten about Max moves. That was Max Strike, powered by Double Hit.
In any case, Eldegoss took a decent amount of damage.
More trading blows later, Eldegoss fainted. When a Dynamax Pokemon faints, it explodes. I didn't prepare for this, and was a bit surprised.
After getting over that, Allegro went back to normal size and ran toward me.
I laughed and said "Great job, buddy!"
Milo walked to the center. I recalled Allegro and did the same.
"Kay. I admit defeat." At this point, he abandoned any semblance of serious gym business. "Here's the badge!"
I accepted it and put it in my badge case.
Milo offered his hand, and I shook it.
At least, I tried to.
Instead, I passed out in the middle of the pitch.
cliffhanger much?
 

KitkatKK2

Derp
Writer
Team Alpha
Pokédex No.
4273
Caught
Apr 18, 2021
Messages
664
Location
Canada
Nature
Quiet
Pronouns
She/Her
Pokémon Type
  1. Fire
  2. Clever
  3. ???
Pokédex Entry
This Pokémon can often be found alone in her room writing or reading. This is because she is an introvert who doesn’t feel like going outside today.
  • Thread Starter Thread Starter
  • #14
I woke up in a bedroom that reminded me somewhat of my own. It was plastered with posters, mostly of unrelated Pokemon.
The bed was a small one with a wooden frame. It had a firm spring to it, as if I were lying on foam rubber. The place had a comfy feel about it.
I had two questions. Number 1: How did I get here? Number 2: Where WAS here?
They were answered by Hop barreling into the room. "Kay! Are you alright?!"
"I'm okay," I answered. "But a little confused. What is this place?"
Hop told me the story. Apparently, after I passed out, the first aid workers had brought me to the hospital, and quickly decided that I was unharmed. After, I was carted off to the Pokemon Center, which was fully booked with Gym Challengers for that night. Nurse Joy, always a quick thinker, allowed me to stay in the room normally reserved for injured Pokemon to stay.
"And that brings us here," I said, processing what exactly had happened.
"Yep. Nurse Joy should be coming along shortly."
As he said that, the door slowly opened, and a girl who could be no older than I walked in.
Her hair was bubblegum pink and styled in two loops in the position of pigtails. It wasn't unlike that of the Nurse Joys from other regions. She was taller than me by about 4 inches, which meant she was still quite short. Her round eyes, a lighter shade of blue than mine, were looking out the window on the wall left of me. Her skin was cool coloured, almost white. Her smile had no right to be as pretty as it was, but it looked feigned. She wore a black hoodie with a red logo shaped like a braided string on it. Her leggings were patterned with images of Mew and Porygon. On her left shoulder, the strap for a pure white messenger bag reached across her body.
I found myself staring, but caught myself and said "Hello. I'm Kay."
The girl looked startled by my ability to speak. "Uh... Hi. Millie."
"So... not Joy?"
Millie chuckled. "No. We're related, though. The nurse here is my mom." She started rummaging through her bag for something.
"What are you looking for?" I asked.
"Me?" Millie asked, clearly not looking for an answer, because she went on talking anyway. "Just a Pokeball."
I was getting excited. Not only was this girl really pretty, she was a trainer? "Yeah? What's in it?"
"Right now? The one I'm looking for is empty. I'm going out to catch Avery a Milcery."
"Who?" Hop asked, making his continued presence known.
"Oh, Avery? He's my brother."
"Cool, cool. What other Pokemon do you have?" I asked.
"Uh... A Corvisquire, Skwovet, and Rolycoly."
"Oh! I have a Rolycoly! His name is Zoom," I exclaimed, already reaching for the Pokeball.
But it was gone! Zoom was missing! For that matter, so were donk boi, Theo, and Dryer Ball.
I only had one Pokemon left. Allegro.
Something was wrong. I stood up. "Millie, something's up. I gotta run."
"Oh? Where are you going?"
"I don't know yet. I do know that this will be interesting."
Hop looked intrigued. "Can I come?"
"Course you can."
Sorry if the formatting on this one looks a bit odd, it's c/p from a different place than normal.
 

KitkatKK2

Derp
Writer
Team Alpha
Pokédex No.
4273
Caught
Apr 18, 2021
Messages
664
Location
Canada
Nature
Quiet
Pronouns
She/Her
Pokémon Type
  1. Fire
  2. Clever
  3. ???
Pokédex Entry
This Pokémon can often be found alone in her room writing or reading. This is because she is an introvert who doesn’t feel like going outside today.
  • Thread Starter Thread Starter
  • #15
This investigation was going nowhere.
Hop and I had been searching for my missing team members for about 3 hours now.
The first place we checked was the PC. Gone.
Then we looked in the gym, to see if I had left their Pokeballs lying around somewhere. Nothing.
After that, Route 4 and Galar Mine. Nada.
We checked everywhere from Turrfield to Postwick with no luck. We didn’t dare enter the Slumbering Weald, so we concluded either Zoom and the rest were there, or they were missing forever.
The police couldn’t help. Of COURSE they couldn’t. They were a 15-year-old’s Pokemon, last seen still in their Pokeballs. There were more important things to do.
In the end, I decided the best thing to do was continue with my Gym Challenge.
So back to Turrfield and on to Route 5 it was.
On that route, I caught a Dottler. It reminded me of the first Pokemon I caught on this journey, a little Caterpie named Glitch.
So, Glitch 2.0 it was.
I was offered a random Toxel in the Pokemon Nursery. I took it and named it ZipZap.
All of a sudden, Millie ran up. “Hey! What happened yesterday?”
“What do you mean?”
“What do I mean? I MEAN you just left!”
“Well… long story short, my Pokemon are gone, I tried and failed to find them, and here we are.”
“Huh. Anyway, I caught the Milcery. Went okay. Avery thanked me, and I came here. I wanted to come with you.”
“And why is that?”
“Well… It’s because…”
“Know what? I’ll allow it.”
“You will? Thank you.”
“Don’t mention it.”
“I promise I won’t.”
The rest of Route 5 was a boring stretch of land. At least until I got to the bridge.
At said bridge, Team Yell was hanging out. I sighed. “Didn’t that girl shut you down at the inn?” I asked. “Didn’t I shut you down at the inn?
“Haha! Take the bikes!” one grunt yelled.
They just wouldn’t stop, would they?
I was about to just blast through with Allegro when someone called out. “You! Trainer!”
“Me? What do you want?” Millie asked.
“Yeah, you! Get rid of those grunts!” the person exclaimed. He looked like a doctor, wearing scrubs and a mask.
Millie and I nodded at each other. I sent out Allegro, Millie sent out Corvsquire, and we tag-teamed Team Yell out of our way.
The doctor looked grateful.
“You girls are lifesavers!”
“Oh, I wouldn’t say that…” Mille replied.
“I would.”
“What were you doing with six bikes, anyway?” I asked.
“Well… I was taking them to Turrfield for trainers who don’t have a bike. Two of the Rotom got spooked and bolted when Team Yell attacked.”
“Oh? Why do they need Rotom?” Millie asked
“Well, there’s a Rotom in the bike’s wheels that can boost it. There’s a slot for a Rotom Phone too, but I don’t think the league would accept bikes without a Rotom already installed.”
“We have Rotom Phones!” I hinted.
“Well, as a thank you for helping me, you can have the two bikes without Rotom.”
“Thank you!” I said, and we got on the bikes and bolted across the bridge.
As the bridge ended, we entered Hulbury. It was bigger than Turrfield, though not by much.
The bridge led to the Pokemon center, where Millie and I stopped for a break. We healed our Pokemon, and we set out to explore.
Our exploring was rudely interrupted very quickly by some dude. Maybe that’s selling the chairman of the league short, but he wasn’t exactly dressed for success.
Rose addressed us. “Hello!”
“Hi.” I wasn’t enthusiastic about meeting him.
Millie, on the other hand, smiled. A genuine smile from her was easy to read. Her eyes sparkled, and I could tell she was in awe. “Hi! You’re the chairman, aren’t you?”
“Disguise foiled again. Ha! Yes, that’d be me.”
“It’s not a very good disguise. Now, if you’ll excuse me, I need to go battle Nessa. I’m a gym challenger, after all.”
“Of course. But, Kay?”
“How-”
“Oh, your name? I am, of course, in contact with Leon. He endorsed his brother, and supposedly also another young challenger named Kay. Leon described her to me as a short girl with messy brown hair, and I’ve been calling anybody who fits the description by that name and waiting until somebody said anything other than ‘My name’s not Kay.’”
“Well. That’s an odd method of finding me.”
“Indeed it is, but once you beat Nessa, I need to talk to you. Meet me at the seafood restaurant down the street with your second badge.”
Kay has no shame in asking for a reward, which will become even more apparent later.
 

KitkatKK2

Derp
Writer
Team Alpha
Pokédex No.
4273
Caught
Apr 18, 2021
Messages
664
Location
Canada
Nature
Quiet
Pronouns
She/Her
Pokémon Type
  1. Fire
  2. Clever
  3. ???
Pokédex Entry
This Pokémon can often be found alone in her room writing or reading. This is because she is an introvert who doesn’t feel like going outside today.
  • Thread Starter Thread Starter
  • #16
10 minutes early.
Rose could wait. I had a city to explore, and a girl to drag along with me!
First, we went to the small market set up across from the gym. There wasn’t anything particularly great, but it was fun to window shop (with or without actual windows). Incense and herbs are nice, but I wasn’t in any particular need of them.
The lighthouse was one of the main attractions of the city, and of course there was no excuse not to check it out. When we did, we found two statues of what looked like Toxtricity. It was a bit of an odd addition in my opinion, but they were well made.
As I took in the scenery, I noticed a figure looking out to sea. For a moment, I didn’t recognize her from the back, but it was Nessa! “Hello!” I said.
“Oh! Hi, Kay!”
“Why does everybody here know my name!?”
Millie laughed. “Get used to it. Apparently you’re Little Miss Famous now.’
“You told Milo, Milo told me… names spread around.”
“Sure, lady. All I want is a battle and a badge. I don’t like people randomly knowing my name.”
“Fine. I’ll head back to the gym…”
I wanted to challenge her right away, but now it was Millie’s turn to drag me around.
We ran around town and tried to find something cool. Hulbury was evidently not a very cool town. There was a train station, a handful of houses to barge into (most of them had people to talk to), and that’s about it.
At this point, Millie had to go home. She said something about her brother. I think she said he’d be home from daycare soon. I was disappointed she had to leave, but it at least gave me an opportunity to actually go to the gym, and stop frollicking with Millie.
The entrance of the stadium looked a lot like the one in Turrfield, except it was blue, and instead of a leaf, there was a water drop. The inside, again, looked like Milo’s gym but blue.
Instead of challenging the gym, I instead talked to everyone BUT the guy who could let me in.
Most of the people weren’t that interesting, but there was one girl I liked.
She was about 12, and her partner, a Dottler, reminded me of Glitch 2.0. Mostly because they were the same species.
She introduced herself as Avery, and told me she was a big fan of mine after I beat Milo. “You were awesome! I couldn’t do that if I tried!”
“Oh, trust me, I tried.”
“Just… get the Water Badge for me, please!”
“I will.”
This time, I changed into my uniform before I talked to the man at the entrance. “Kay Maudite, number 404.”
“Alright, go ahead.”
Unlike Milo’s gym, once I passed the long hallway leading up to it, I could see the door to the pitch. However, it was blocked by three streams of water that looked like I would die, or at least break a few bones, if I tried to walk through them. There were also buttons scattered about in various colours.
The gym guy (from now on referred to as Jim) moved up to me with perfect posture. He explained that the water from the pipes would stop or start again if I pressed the button of the corresponding colour. I hadn’t noticed it yet, but the Death Water™ was coming from pipes of the same colours of the buttons. Red, yellow, and blue.
The sequence of the puzzle went like this: Battle Tympole. (Thanks, Allegro.) Press red button. Press yellow button. Press SAME RED BUTTON. (Seems a little redundant to me. Yes, I know what a puzzle is, how dare you insult me like that?) Climb stairs. Battle Krabby and Corphish. Press yellow button. Climb more stairs. Walk across, battle Remoraid and Chewtle. Press yellow button. Press blue button. Done! (This was simplified for your sanity. There was much more trial and error in the real thing.)
The door opened, and I walked across to the pitch. Nessa greeted me. Well, I say greeted, but it was more like a nod of acknowledgement than a greeting.
And then, before I could say a thing, the battle started.
 

KitkatKK2

Derp
Writer
Team Alpha
Pokédex No.
4273
Caught
Apr 18, 2021
Messages
664
Location
Canada
Nature
Quiet
Pronouns
She/Her
Pokémon Type
  1. Fire
  2. Clever
  3. ???
Pokédex Entry
This Pokémon can often be found alone in her room writing or reading. This is because she is an introvert who doesn’t feel like going outside today.
  • Thread Starter Thread Starter
  • #17
Because I'm bored, I'm opening a Q&A! Ask any character any question. "Any character" includes Kay's pokemon, though the responses will be either direct actions or interpreted through Kay's lens of viewing it. Questions will be open until Chapter 15 comes out, whenever that is, and responses will be given with that chapter.
 

KitkatKK2

Derp
Writer
Team Alpha
Pokédex No.
4273
Caught
Apr 18, 2021
Messages
664
Location
Canada
Nature
Quiet
Pronouns
She/Her
Pokémon Type
  1. Fire
  2. Clever
  3. ???
Pokédex Entry
This Pokémon can often be found alone in her room writing or reading. This is because she is an introvert who doesn’t feel like going outside today.
  • Thread Starter Thread Starter
  • #18
Goldeen came out. Allegro KOed it in one hit with Razor Leaf. Arrokuda. OHKO. Drednaw. Finally, the offer of some tasty challenge.
Of course not. Drednax Dynamaxed, and Allegro did the same.
Max Overgrow took it down to less than half, and a Max Geyser barely touched Allegro.
Another Max Overgrow took Drednaw down. And that was it. I recalled Allegro, grabbed the badge, and attempted to walk out of the stadium. That didn’t work, and I had a repeat of Turrfield.
I woke up in the stadium lobby. There wasn’t anybody else there, not even Hop.
I sat for a moment, and then defied every last bit of advice I’d heard, and stood up quickly. It didn’t go that badly. “Well then. Allegro, Glitch, ZipZap?” (I had taken to calling my Dottler by only the name of its predecessor and leaving off the 2.0.)
My Pokemon were in their Pokeballs, of course, so I sent them out. I grabbed three Pokeballs, and opened them to find… not what I expected, that’s for sure. Instead of a Thwackey, a Dottler, and a Toxel, I found a Rolycoly, a Mudbray, and a Wooloo. “Zoom? Dryer Ball? donk boi?! Where are Allegro and the others?”
Zoom didn’t seem amused. It simply headbutted my leg, for lack of limbs. I opened my bag and found three Pokeballs.
I counted in my mind. If all of my Pokemon were back, I would find… Allegro, Glitch, ZipZap, and Theo. That’s four, and there was nothing extra in the PC. There was still one missing.
I sent out the remaining three. Allegro, Dryer Ball, Theo. No Glitch. No ZipZap. It seemed I had switched teams.
“Ok. I can work with this. Assuming I switch every gym battle, I’ll be battling Kabu with you guys. Allegro, you’ll be sitting out for now. You’re a higher level than anybody else, and the rest need some experience to battle Kabu.”
I recalled everybody and strolled out of the stadium. I remembered my previous plans, and walked to the Captain’s Table.
Once I got in, the waiter at the front immediately addressed me. “Kay Maudite. This way, please.”
“Why does everybody know my name? I just want to introduce myself to people!”
“Miss, Rose told me your name.”
“Fine.”
The table was next to the window, which had an, in fairness, beautiful view of the sea.
Rose and his assistant were sitting across from an empty seat, and, to my surprise, Sonia. I sat in the empty seat, and acknowledged my lateness. “Thanks for waiting. I had a slight hold-up.”
“Slight?” Sonia asked. “Nessa told me you literally fell down on the floor.”
“She didn’t try to help.”
“She was busy.”
“Too busy to give medical care to the unconscious kid?” I was getting heated.
“Kay-”
“Milo helped in Turrfield. Hop was presumably the one who dragged me to the entrance of the Slumbering Weald, and HE had a hurt leg!”
“Kay, just let it go! Nessa isn’t a doctor!”
“NO! I DON’T CARE!”
Rose chimed in. “Hey, let’s not get all riled up.”
“Too late,” I said, and I stormed out.
I was going to be on the news, wasn’t I? The restaurant was surrounded by fans, and people had heard my outburst. Nessa would find out, and I didn’t know how she would react.
I needed to leave town. So I did. The next place to go was Galar Mine Number Two. I walked through and I caught a Binacle. Named it 11001010rock because if you remember from Chapter 2, I’m a nerd. There was someone waiting, presumably for me, near the edge of a pond. It was Jerkface. That’s his name now. I had to battle him, I supposed. I did. I won. He got mad. I left him to it, and walked through the cave. A few times, I was startled by wild Stunfisk snapping down on my feet.
Near the exit, Team Yell was hanging out. Hop ran up to me, followed closely by Kabu.
“Hi. Kabu, I’ll be challenging you later. But for now, let’s just get these grunts out of the way.”
The grunts were taken out by me and Hop. I walked through to the Motostoke Outskirts, and back into Motostoke. It hadn’t been that long since I was here last, but it had a different feel to it now that I was here to challenge the gym. It was somehow less intimidating.
I walked into the stadium. “404. Kay. I just beat Nessa, and I’m ready to beat Kabu.”
 
Last edited:

Users who are viewing this thread

Top