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Trainer Strawberry: Chapter 5

*Still in Oldale*
“Okay, I think I’ve gotten everything I need from the shops here. Let’s go Pepper!” I said as I stood up from double checking my bag. After our trip to the costume shop, we had stayed the night at the Pokemon Center. Now we were finally ready to leave Oldale. I was starting to get eager to find a Pokemon Gym, so I could get my first Gym Badge.

Pepper wagged her tail. She was as ready to leave as I was. The two of us took off, running toward Route 102. I couldn’t wait to see what kind of Pokemon we would find there.

When we got to the edge of town, we paused for a moment to take one last look at place we were about to leave. After staring for a few seconds I turned around to start back walking, but Pepper kept looking in the direction of Oldale. Suddenly she started growling.

“What’s the matter, girl? Something wrong?”

“Make way!” an unfamiliar voice shouted.

“Uh? Oof!” I exclaimed as I fell backwards from the impact of someone accidentally crashing into me. “Ow. Hey, watch where you’re going!” I yelled.

“Oh, sorry, sorry. I didn’t see you there until it was too late,” he stated as he got up, “Here, let me help you up.” He reached out a hand to help, but before he could Pepper knocked him back over. Holding him down, she growled in his face.

“Easy, Pepper. It’s okay. He isn’t an opponent.” I tried to reason with the Poochyena. She looked at me with a confused look for a second, then she let him up. “Sorry about that, Mister,” I apologized while rubbing the back of my head.

“Oh, it’s okay. My names Scott, by the way.”

“It’s nice to meet you, Scott. My name’s Strawberry. If you don’t mind my asking, why were you in such a hurry?”

“I’m heading to Rustboro. There’s a Trainer school there, and I’m hoping to find some promising Pokemon Trainers. Anyway, I’d better get back on the road. Goodbye.”

“Later,” I said as he ran off again. “Well, that was weird. Come on, Pepper. We’d better get going, too.”

After walking a little farther, we came to more trees. Wow. Who would’ve guessed that. After all, it’s not like there are trees all over the place, or anything. As we continued walking, I couldn’t help but wonder if we were just going in circles. After all, this place didn’t wasn’t very different from were we had been before. While I was wishing I had a map, something hard fell from on of the trees and hit me on the head.

“Ouch! What just hit me?!” I exclaimed as I looked around. Jumping up from the ground not very far from where I sat was a small acorn like Pokemon. “Oh, cool! A new Pokemon, I wonder what it is? Eh, no matter. Zip use Tackle!” I order the little raccoon as he leapt from his Pokeball.

“Ziiiig, Zagoon!” Zip shouted as he collided with the little acorn-thing.

“Seeeeeeeeeeeee!” it exclaimed as Zip made impact.

“Okay, go Pokeball!” I shouted as I hurled a Pokeball through the air. It hit the Pokemon, sucking it inside in a red light. Then it shook once, twice, three times.

When the Pokeball stopped shaking, a voice from my Pokedex exclaimed, “Gotcha! Seedot’s Data was added to the Pokedex.”

Immediately I sent the Seedot back out. “Okay, time to give you a name. How’s about~… Branch. Since you fell from a tree branch, and that’s how I met you.” I smiled.

“Seedot, Seedot!” Branch started jumping up and down happily. She liked her new name.

“Okay, let’s start your training. But first, you did great, Zip. Return!”

“Zigzagoon,” Zip said proudly as he returned to his Pokeball.

Next, I pulled out my Pokedex to see what attacks Branch knew.

‘Great. The only attacks she knows are “Growth”, and “Bide”. Move sets don’t get much suckier than that.’ I sighed. ‘This is going to take a long time.’

We walked on a little farther, looking for anything Branch could battle against to get stronger. Suddenly, we spotted a Youngster. He seemed to have spotted us aswell.

“Hey!” He called as he approached, “I see you have Pokemon with you. Are you, by chance, a Pokemon Trainer?” I nodded my head. “That’s great! I was starting to get bored. But now that you’re here, we can have a battle!”

We both prepared to battle. When we were both ready, I threw the Pokeball containing the Pokemon I would use first. “Go, Branch!”

“Seedot!” Branch called as she came out in a white light.

“Really? A Seedot? Looks like this battle will be easier than I thought. Go, Wurmple!” the Youngster exclaimed as he threw the Pokeball containing his one and only Pokemon.

“Wurmple!” a small, red caterpillar with two, yellow stinger-looking-things exclaimed as it appeared.

“Seeeeeeee!” Branch screeched. She looked pretty scared.

“What’s the matter, Branch?” I asked the acorn that was frozen in terror.

“Haha. You don’t know a lot about Seedots, do ya? Seedots hang from trees for a reason, ya know. And the reason is because they’re afraid of fighting!” he then proceeded to continue laughing.

“Come on, Branch! You can do it! Use ‘Bide’!” I shouted encouragingly.

“Dooooooot.” Branch said as she braced herself for future attacks.

“Wurmple use ‘Poison Sting’!” my opponent shouted.

“Wuuuurrrrrmmmmple!” the bug exclaimed as a purple spike shot from the horn on its head. It hit poor Branch, and sent her flying. She was almost out of HP.

“Oh no! Branch! She won’t be able to take another hit!” I didn’t know what to do. Suddenly Zip popped out of his Pokeball, and ran towards the Wurmple. He looked like he was using “Tackle”, but instead of hitting the Wurmple with his side like he would if he was using “Tackle”, he hit it powerfully with his head. “Whoa! Zip, I think you just learned a new attack!” I exclaimed happily while the Youngster returned his fainted Wurmple to his Pokeball, muttering something about a lucky attack. I checked my Pokedex, and sure enough, Zip had learned a new attack known as “Headbutt”. “Good job, Zip,” I congratulated the little raccoon,
then I turned to Branch. “Are you okay, Branch?” Branch got up with tears in her eyes. “It’s okay, Branch. You did your best. We’ll just have to train more that’s all.” The little acorn didn’t seem to like that idea at all, and started crying more. “Hey, hey. Don’t cry. Tell you what, if you want to, you can go to my house and wait till I get back from becoming the Pokemon Champion. Sound good?”

“Seedot, Seedot!” Branch jumped up and down happily, clearly liking the idea.

“Okay, we’ll just walk back to the Pokemon Center in Oladale Town, since it’s the closest one, and we’ll teleport you to my house.”

“See, See, Seedot.”

“Alright then, now that that’s settled. Zip, Branch, Return!” The two Pokemon returned to their Pokeballs in the usual red light. “Come on, Pepper. Let’s go!”

We made it back to the Pokemon Center in no time. After saying goodbye to Branch and sending her home, we continued on our journey.

Pokemon met this chapter: Branch, female, Lax Nature


Info. Yay! This is the fifth chapter of Trainer Strawberry! Did you guys know that this is the longest story I’ve ever written? Usually I just get a prologue and part of the first chapter done before I stop working on a story. But this one has survived, and it’s all thanks to all you awesome readers! Thanks again! 

Info #3

Alright so just a few minutes after I post this “Info” entry, I will posting chapter 5 of Trainer Strawberry! It’s just a little later than I like to post my chapters, but eh. Anyway, in this chapter Strawberry and the gang make their way to Route 103 and meet Branch the Seedot. Also, Strawberry get into her first Pokemon battle of this series! I hope you awesome readers enjoy it!


I Played Something Other than Megaman!

That’s right. I did. I played Disney’s Donald Duck: Going Quackers. Which is a really fun game for the Nintendo 64. Unfortunately, because it is on the N64, I didn’t get any screenshots. The game is also relatively short, I started around 2:00, and by 5:40 I was already half-way done with the second to last level. My only real complaint is that because I’m playing the game on an emulator, whenever I talk to a character (namely Donald’s nephews) they keep doing their talking animation in a continuous loop, even after they finish speaking. As a result, even though I collect all of the toys that Donald’s nephews ask for, I can’t return them because it requires talking to the nephews! This doesn’t prevent me from finishing the game, but it does prevent me from getting it 100% done. Anyway, if you’ve never played the game, why? Why haven’t you played it? It really is a great game, with smooth game play, interesting levels, and excellent (and pretty annoying) bosses. So, if you haven’t played it yet, you really should.


Trainer Strawberry: Chapter 4

*Back at Oldale*
“Okay, Pepper, anywhere you wanna go while we’re in town?” I asked the puppy Pokemon. Pepper sat down and raised one of her front paws so that it was under her chin. “Haha. Tough decision, huh, girl?”
Pepper thought for a few more seconds, then jumped up and barked. Using one of her front paws she pointed to a bright building. When we walked over, I noticed a sign that said “Costume Shop”.
A Costume shop, eh? Well, this oughta be interesting, to say the least.
When we walked in, we were greeted with every color possible, as well as every costume possible. Once the shock of all of the variety wore off, I realized something that I hadn’t before we entered, the building was huge! Hanging from the ceiling were signs that told you if you were in the “Human” section or the “Pokemon” section. I decided that everyone would probably enjoy it here.
“Okay! Come on out, guys!” I said as I threw Caso’s and Zip’s Pokeball.
“Alright, are you guys ready to look around for a while?” The Pokemon nodded their heads up and down. Even Caso nodded, much to my surprise. “Okay, you three are free to wander around wherever you want, just as long as you stay in this store. We’ll meet back here in an hour.” The Pokemon cheered at took off in separate directions.
*Caso’s point of view*
All she ever says is “Blah, blah, blah”. Ugh. Oh, well. I guess I can put up with it. At least until I’m strong enough to beat everybody else up. Especially that guy. Caso shook his head as a flashback started playing in his mind.
“Hey, Caso. What ‘cha thinking about?” Zip asked as he exploded from a pile of clothes.
“I was just wondering how Strawberry could be so bossy.” He replied coldly.
“Aw, come on, Caso. You don’t really mean that. I think she’s pretty nice. I mean, she’s letting us look around for a whole hour by ourselves.” He paused for a moment, clearly thinking about something. “Hey! I’ve got an idea. Let’s see who can make the best costume by picking out different pieces from the costumes here!”
“Ha. Like I’d do something like that.”
“Oh, I see. Too scared you’re gonna lose, huh, Caso?”
“What?! Me? Scared? I’m not scared of anything! Okay, Zip. You’re on!” The two Pokemon dashed off in two different directions to pick out the pieces for their costume.
*Pepper’s point of view*
I hope I find something really cool!
Pepper walked through the isles in the “Pokemon” section. On each side were every kind of colorful costume the young pup could think of.
“What?! Me? Scared? I’m not scared of anything! Okay, Zip. You’re on!” That sounded like Caso.
Ugh. Boys. They’re probably competing over who can make the best costume or something. Well, I guess as long as they don’t cause any trouble, it’s fine. At least it will keep Caso from hiding in some corner in the store. I just don’t understand why he doesn’t listen to Strawberry. I mean, she’s our trainer! I thought Pokemon had to listen to their trainer.
*One hour later* *Strawberry’s point of view*
‘Welp, it’s been an hour. Time for us to get back on the road.’
Once I reached the entrance, I saw Pepper and two plies of mix matched clothes coming toward me. Pepper looked at the two piles of clothing, then at me, then back at the clothes. Apparently, she was just as confused as I was.
“Zig, Zigzagoon.” Zip’s voice came from one of the piles of clothing.
“Mud! Mud, Mudkip!” Caso’s angered voice responded from the other.
“Haha. I see you two decided to have a contest, huh?” I said as I lifted up the pieces of cloth that were hanging over their faces. “Well, I must say, you two really have some very impressive costumes.” They weren’t really impressive, they were just different colored clothes, with a couple hats and scarfs thrown on top of the two Pokemon. But, I knew they had tried their best, so I acted like it was the best outfit I had ever seen in my life.
“Zig, Zigoon.” Zip seemed pleased that I said they looked great, and he tried his best to wag his tail.
“Mud, Kip, Mud, Mudkip, Kip, Mudkip.” Caso replied, sounding unsurprising. I may not speak Pokemon, but I felt sure what he had said was, “Well, of course it looks good on me.”
“Alright, guys. Time to get a move on. Return!” Caso and Zip returned to their Pokeballs. “Come on, Pepper.” I said to the little dog. As we walked out, I wondered what my Pokemon had been up to during that hour that they had to themselves.


Info. Once again, here we are at the end of another chapter! Again, I’m sorry that it’s so late. Anyway, even though I’ll probably never do it again, what did you awesome readers think about the Pokemon’s point of view?

Info #2

Alright, I’ll be posting the next chapter for Trainer Strawberry shortly after I get this post up, sorry that it’s so late. It’s pretty much just a filler chapter. I had originally planned on introducing a new Pokemon, but I guess that will just have to wait until the next chapter. I also did something I hadn’t done in previous chapters, I wrote some stuff in the Pokemon’s point of view. I probably won’t do that in any other chapters, but I did it for this one. Anyway, I hope you enjoy the chapter!


I’m Back to Playing Megaman!

Current Emotion: Victory!








Mega Man Battle Network #133


YAY! I’m finally back to playing Megaman! At least, I’m back to playing it for now… Anyway, after about two more tries, I finally got the upgraded Iceman Navi Chip I had been trying to get the last time I played. I think the regular Iceman Chip had 60 attack points, and the upgraded one has 80. So, that’s a pretty good power up.

Mega Man Battle Network #134


I also tried to get an upgraded Numberman Navi Chip, but apparently it doesn’t exist. What makes me say that? Well, usually when you get a busting rank higher than 5, you get a new chip. And I got a busting rank 7, and all I got was a lot of money.

Mega Man Battle Network #135


After trying to get Numberman’s upgraded chip, I decided to go for Protoman’s. I’m not sure if it exists, but if it does, it’s going to be one powerful chip. Protoman’s regular Navi Chip has a power level of over 9000 140, so an upgraded chip would probably have 160 or so. Unfortunately, Protoman proved to be to difficult for me to defeat right now, the only rank I managed to get was 1.

Mega Man Battle Network #19


Since Protoman didn’t work out, I decided to try to get Woodman’s upgraded Chip next. I haven’t succeeded in this yet, but I have modified my Chip Folder just for the purpose of defeating him.

Yeah, that’s all I got done in Megaman, but that’s better than nothing. Anyway, do you awesome readers think I should continue doing the “Current Emotion” with GIFs, or normal pictures? Also, we are still looking for volunteers for Project Imagination; any help is welcome. In other news, I think I’m going to be changing my posting schedule to every Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday. Unless, of course, something more important comes up, then my posts will be one or two days late.

Lastly, here’s a picture I found earlier that I think every Pokemon fan will enjoy.





Current emotion: Anger

So, I had planned on doing a video gaming journal entry. But, instead of playing Megaman, I played Yu-Gi-Oh 5D’s World Championship 2011 – Over the Nexus. Let’s just say the NPCs and I don’t really get along. I didn’t get any screenshots, so I guess I’ll just state my victories and losses. I won my turbo duel with Toru (I think that’s his name). His is the first turbo duel you do in story mode. I lost two D-Runner races to this one guy, then I had to go to the D-Runner shop that was near the racing spot so I could upgrade my D-Runner to be as fast as it could possibly be just to beat the guy. After that and a few other things, I had to go back to Crash Town, where I had to duel another guy so I could talk to the guy I was supposed to talk too. I lost to him once, then I defeated him. And when the guy I was looking for showed up-he wanted to duel me too! I lost to him. After that, I decided that I should probably take a break for a while.

Anyway, I had planned on playing Megaman (as previously mentioned), because I realized that there might be some people who really enjoy reading my VG journal entries. My realization was kinda like “I must play Megaman, because:

I’m not sure if I have a fandom or not, but I do have awesome readers. So, how many of you guys want me to get back to making VG journal entries about Megaman?


Trainer Strawberry: Chapter 3

“Okay, Pepper. Hows about we do some training?” I asked my newly obtained Poochyena. Pepper jumped up, barked, and started wagging her tail excitedly. She definitely liked that idea. “Alright then! Let’s see… Why don’t we start with some basic tricks first?” Pepper started panting excitedly at that. I was about to start teaching her “sit”, when I happened to think that maybe Caso would want to do some tricks as well. “Go, Caso!”
“Mudkip!” he exclaimed as he emerged from his Pokeball, then he looked over at Pepper, and tilted his head to the side, “Muudkiiiip?”
“Caso, this is Pepper. Pepper this is Caso,” I introduced the two. “Okay, now that everyone knows each other, how’s about I teach you two some tricks?” Pepper looked extremely excited to get started. Caso, not so much. “Let’s start with an easy one. Sit.” Pepper sat down immediately.
“Kip.” Caso just stuck his nose in the air, walked over to a tree, and laid down at its roots. Pepper watched him with a confused look on her face. She obviously couldn’t understand why he didn’t want to do tricks.
“What’s the matter Caso? Don’t you want to do tricks?” Caso merely turned his back to me and Pepper. “I guess not.” Pepper whimpered. “Don’t worry, girl. Caso just acts like that. But, we can still work on tricks, if you want.” She wagged her tail.
We spent the next hour doing simple tricks like “beg” and “lie down”. Pepper got every single one right on her first try. So, after a while, we started working on harder tricks, like going to get whatever item I told her to get from my backpack. Caso just watched the whole time. I invited him to join us several times, but each time he just pretended to be asleep. Once we were done doing tricks, I decided that we should get back on the road. I decided that it would probably be easier to keep Caso in his Pokeball. It was one thing when he attacked me, but I couldn’t take a chance on him attacking someone else.
“Caso, return!” I said as I held out Caso’s Pokeball. “Okay, Pepper. Time for you to go in your Pokeball,” I pointed her Pokeball towards her. She then got the saddest look I had ever seen, and started whimpering pitifully. “What’s the matter? Would you rather stay out here with me?” Pepper barked. That was what she wanted. “Okay, then. Come on, girl.” I said as I headed back to Oldale Town.
We walked straight through Oldale Town, and took the northern path again. I wanted to catch a Zigzagoon, and I figured this was the best place to do that. It didn’t take a whole lot of searching to find one.
“Okay, Pepper. You ready to help me capture my first Pokemon?” Pepper got ready to charge. “That’s a good girl. Now, just wait for my signal. Steady… Steady… Pepper use Tackle!” Pepper charged as soon as I gave the order, and crashed into the Zigzagoon with all her might. “Alright, girl, get back! Go Pokeball!” Pepper jumped back just before the Pokeball whizzed through the air. The ball hit the Zigzagoon, and shook once, twice, three time.
“Gotcha! Zigzagoon was caught!” I exclaimed. I then sent the little raccoon back out. “Hey, there little guy. I think I’ll call you… Zip.”
“Zigzagoon!” Zip seemed to like his new name. Pepper walked up to welcome him to the team.
“Come on out, Caso, time to meet our newest friend!”
“Mud, Mudkip!” Caso appeared from within the Pokeball. He seemed to be thinking about if he wanted to welcome the new member, or not. After a few seconds he walked over to Zip, he still seemed a little reluctant as he welcomed the newest member of the team.
“Good job, Pepper,” I said as she came happily bounding over to me. I held my hand up, and she happily raised on of her front paws and touched the palm of my hand. That was her way of giving a high-five. Zip started looking around, then suddenly took off.
“Zip, wait! Where are you going?! Come back!” I shouted as Caso, Pepper, and I started chasing after Zip. He hadn’t gotten very far, and he seemed to have something in his mouth. “What’cha got there, Zip?” I asked as I reached down to get what he had. It was a Great Ball. “Wow, Zip. Did you find this all by yourself?”
“Zig, Zigzagoon,” he replied. I then pulled out my Pokedex, and saw that he had the ability “Pick Up”.
“Wow, that’s a really handy ability to have. Well, I guess we should start heading back to Oldale Town and take the western path. Caso, Zip, return!” I held out the two Pokeballs, and both Pokemon returned to their Pokeballs in a red light. “Okay, Pepper. Let’s go!” Pepper barked in agreement as we headed back to Oldale. As we ran, I couldn’t help but wonder what kind of Pokemon I would catch next.


Info. Quick question. Who’s your favorite character in this story so far?


I think I’ll start putting the title for posts that are information for my upcoming Trainer Strawberry chapters “Info”. So, if you check your reader and see a post titled “Info”, that’s what it is. Anyway, I should have the next chapter up in an hour, like always. And, yes, I did get it finished! I don’t think its as long as the last two chapters, but at least I got it done. I might find that it is as long as the others when I go to post it. So, in this chapter, we see a bit more of Pepper. And we meet Zip the Zigzagoon. He doesn’t get much of an introduction in this chapter. So, I might have to give a more proper introduction in the next chapter, or I might not, it depends on what I feel like writing. Now for a closing question that I hope everyone answers after they read this next chapter. Who is your favorite character so far?