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Trainer Strawberry: Chapter 9

I wonder if there’s any more wierdos in these woods.

Once the Team Aqua member and the Devon Researcher were out of sight, Zip popped out of his Pokeball.

“Huh? What’s the matter Zip?” I asked while the little raccoon sniffed the air. Next thing I knew, he dashed into a bush right next to the path. A few seconds later, he re-emerged with a great ball in his mouth. “Oh, wow! Good job, Zip. You found a great ball.”

“Zig, Zigzagoon,” He said happily as I took the great ball from him and stroked him.

“Alright, let’s get a move on. Zip, return!” I held out his Pokeball as he returned to it. “Come along, Pepper. Maybe if we hurry, we’ll get out of these woods before nightfall.” Pepper barked in agreement, and we went back to walking the same way we had been before being interrupted by those weirdos.

*Later, still in the woods*

“This must be my lucky day! I’ve found a Pokemon Trainer. Time to battle,” A young sounding voice that I had never heard before said.

I turned to where the voice had come from. It belonged to a Bug Catcher. “Challenge Accepted. Bring it on!” I replied as we both got ready to battle.

“That’s what I like to hear. Go, Nincada!”

“Nincada.” the bug called as it emerged. I stared at it for a few seconds, I had never seen a Nincada before. It was kinda cute.

“Hey, what’s the hold up? Hurry up and send out your Pokemon!” the impatient Bug Catcher yelled.

“Alright, alright. I’m working on it!” I yelled back. “Go get ’em, Pepper!” Pepper ran forward and barked.

“Haha. A Poochyena? You’re new at this aren’t you?”

Now he’s saying I’m weak? That’s even worse than Norman turning me down! I’ll show him!

“Pepper use Tackle!” Pepper charged and hit the Nincada.

“I was hoping you would do that. Nincada use Leech Life!”

“Nincada!” It shouted as one of its front claws turned a light green color. The claw seemed to glow.

“Pepper, get out of there!” I yelled. But it was too late. The attack hit Pepper dead on, sending her flying back. She landed on the ground and didn’t get back up. “Pepper? Pepper! You’ve got to get up!” I shouted as I ran to her.

“You really didn’t know? Bug-type attacks are super effective against Dark-types like Poochyena.”

“They are?” I asked, kinda dazed. I looked at Pepper as I held her in my arms. Suddenly Norman’s words came to my head.

Your Pokemon aren’t strong enough yet. If I battle you now, there’s a chance your Pokemon might die in the battle. I don’t know about you, but I would have a hard time dealing with that.

No. How could I let this happen?

“Hey, come on! If you don’t send out another Pokemon soon, you’ll have to forfeit. On second thought, just go ahead and give up. There’s no way you can win,” He taunted me.

“I’m not going to give up,” I said as I stood up, still holding Pepper in my arms. “I have to win. For Pepper. Go, Zip!”

“Zigzagoon!” Zip cried happily as he came out of his Pokeball. All of his excitement faded when he turned around and saw me Pepper. “Zagoon?”

“It’s up to you now, Zip. Show ’em what you’re made of. Use Headbutt!” I ordered. Zip charged forward with purpose.

“Nincada dodge it!” His Pokemon jumped in the air at his command, causing Zip to just barely miss his mark.

“Zip, jump in the air and use Headbutt again!” Zip jumped high into the air and started diving down toward the Nincada. This time he didn’t miss, and the Nincada was sent crashing back down to the ground.

“Nincada return! Aw man, I thought for sure I’d win,” He sighed as he walked away.

“Good job, Zip,” I said as the little Raccoon walked toward me. He looked at Pepper, then up at me. He was clearly concerned.

“Zigzagoon!” He said determinedly, suddenly he ran forward on the path a little way. Then he turned around to see if I got the message.

“You’re right! Maybe it’s not too late! There should be a Pokemon Center in the next town. If we hurry, they might be able to save Pepper! I hope the town isn’t to far away…” The two of us took off running. We didn’t really know where we were going, but we hoped the path would take us there.

Hang in there, Pepper.

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Info. Ooh, a cliff hanger. I wonder what’s going to happen? Oh yeah, that’s right. I already know.

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Info #7

Time for chapter 9 of TS! There’s a little drama in this chapter, but I’m not going to tell you why. Anyway, Strawberry and the gang are still in the woods, which are full of bugs! The gang is still on the way to the next town, but the way there isn’t going to be as smooth as they thought it would be. Will they all make it there alright?

How’s that for a chapter introduction? I think it still needs work, but hopefully I’ll get good at it soon. Anyway, the new Professor Layton game comes out tomorrow! Who’s excited? I’m super excited. I’m gonna get to play a new Professor Layton game! PROFESSOR LAYTON!!!!!!!!!

I must calm down. Okay, I’m a little calmer now. Not.

What’s This?! A Random Post?!

Current Emotion: Fabulous

Yeah, it’s been a while since I did a random post (or at least, I think it’s been awhile). Once again, I don’t have any snapshots of any games I’ve played recently. I played Wall-E on the Xbox 360 with my nephews, which is why I didn’t get any snapshots. Anyway, I guess I’ll just see what sorta random pictures I find, and use them.

I can’t find a lot for some reason. Oh well, I guess I’ll just cut this post short.

Later.

Trainer Strawberry: Chapter 8

“What do you mean you won’t battle me?!” I shouted in surprise. I had returned to the Gym to request a battle, but I had been turned down.

“I mean I won’t battle you,” the Gym Leader named Norman replied. “Your Pokemon aren’t strong enough yet. If I battle you now, there’s a chance your Pokemon might die in the battle. I don’t know about you, but I would have a hard time dealing with that. But, if you come back when you’re stronger, I’d be happy to battle with you.”

“Oh, you bet I’ll be back when I’m stronger. You’ll see, Norman. My Pokemon and I will defeat you someday. And when that day comes, you’ll see that we’re more than a match for you. Come on, Pepper. Let’s go.” Pepper barked in agreement as we turned around to leave.

I can’t believe this! I thought Gym Leaders had to accept every challenge they received. Then Norman goes and tells me that I’m too weak to challenge him. He might as well tell me that I shouldn’t be a trainer! Well, I’ll show him. Just you wait, Norman. We’ll make you eat those words.

*On Route 104*

“That’s it, Aqua! Keep it up!” I shouted encouragingly. Since Norman turned us down, we decided to do some training on Route 104. Everyone else had finished their training, the only who hadn’t finished yet was Aqua.

“Maaaaaaarrrrrrrrill!” Aqua exclaimed as a steady flow of water shot from her mouth.

“Whoa! Aqua, you just learned Water Gun. That’s great!”

“Marill, Marill!” Aqua jumped up and down happily. When she stopped jumping she turned toward me, “Marill, Marill?”

“Hahaha. Okay, Aqua. You can have some ham sammiches now. Come on, guys. The rest of you can have some too,” I called to my other Pokemon as I dug the sammiches out of my backpack.

After we ate, I returned my Pokemon to their Pokeballs. Then Pepper and I started walking towards the woods that were between us and the next town. We were about half-way through the woods when some weird bussiness guy walked up.

“Excuse me, have you by chance seen any Shroomish around here? You see, I came to these woods during my break to see one, but I can’t find them anywhere. It’s a shame really – I love Shroomish so much. The way they walk on their stubby, little legs. The way the wiggle when they move…” The wierdo went on and on about Shroomish.

Either this guy seriously has some love life issues, or I need to get ready to have my ear talked off.

“What about you? Don’t you think Shroomish are just the greatest?” He asked as he suddenly got right in my face.

“I-I’m sorry, but, who are you?” I asked while I tried to restrain from punching him in the face.

“Oh, right, sorry. I am a Devon Researcher. I was on my way back to Devon when I remembered that Shroomish live in these woods.”

“Well, I haven’t seen any Shroomish, but I hope you find some soon.” Suddenly Pepper turned and started growling. “What’s the matter, girl?”

“There you are! I’ve been waiting for you,” A voice I didn’t recognize said as the person it belonged to ran up.

Great. Another weirdo.

“Hand over those papers now, and nobody gets hurt!” The newcomer demanded.

“No! Devon needs these documents. Who do you think you are anyway?!”

“I’m the Team Aqua member that’s going to take those documents off your hands, that’s who I think I am.”

“Back off!” I demanded as I side-stepped to stand between the Weird-Shroomish-Guy and the Weird-Documenting-Taking-Theif. “You’ll have to go through me first.”

“Alright. This won’t take long. Go, Poochyena!”

“Go, Caso!”

“Poochyena use Tackle!”

“Dodge it, and counter attack with Water Gun!”

“Mud, Muuuuuuuuuuuuuuuud!” Caso shot a steady flow of water from his mouth, blasting the Poochyena and causing it to crash into its trainer.

“I-I won’t forget this!” My opponent shouted as he returned his Pokemon and ran away like the coward he was.

“Good. Maybe that’ll keep you from trying to take something that doesn’t belong to you!” I called after him. I then turned toward the Devon Researcher. “Are you okay?”

“Yes, thank you. Oh my gosh! Look at the time! I’m going to be late! Thanks again,” He said hurriedly as he shook my hand. “Got to go. Bye!” Then he was gone. Gone like the wind.

“Later,” I said quietly, still dazed by what had just happened. “Well, I guess we should get going too. You did great Caso.”

“Mud, Mud, Mudkip.” Caso replied proudly. He acted like there was never any question of if he would win or not.

“Return!” I said while holding out Caso’s Pokeball. After he went in in the red light, Pepper and I continued walking through the woods.

Well, defeating that Team Aqua guy was easy enough. Soon, we’ll prove to Norman that we’re stronger than he thinks!

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Info. I can’t wait till I get to fight Norman, he’s gonna get it. LOL I’m just kidding. I’m not really mad. Have you ever played Pokemon Ruby/Sapphire/Emerald? What was your reaction to getting turned down by Norman? If you haven’t played Pokemon R/S/E, what is your reaction to Norman in this fanfic?

Info #6

Here comes chapter eight of TS! In this chapter, Strawberry and team start out on Route 104 in order to prove themselves. On the way, they run into a little trouble with a Team Aqua member! I hope you enjoy this next chapter. (I really need to work on thinking of more stuff to put in these “Info” posts.)

Bonus Post: Welcome to Narnia

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We’ve gotten about 20 inches of snow here, and I think it makes everywhere kinda look like Narnia did when the White Witch ruled the land. So, here are some pictures for you awesome readers to enjoy.

I wonder if this path is used often by the Narnians.

I wonder if this path is used often by the Narnians.

I wonder if this is a cage, or a house. Which do you think?

I wonder if this is a cage, or a house. Which do you think?

This is how high up the snow was from the ground. Not long after I took these pictures, it started snowing again. So, it's a lot higher now.

This is how high up the snow was from the ground. Not long after I took these pictures, it started snowing again. So, it’s a lot higher now.

I did eventually find some Narnians. They were Narnain chickens. I kinda feel sorry for any Narnian chickens that were around when the White Witch reigned. Because, let me tell you, chickens HATE snow. So much so that even if there's just a light dusting on the ground, chances are, they're not going to even walk in it unless they absolutely have to.

I did eventually find some Narnians. They were Narnain chickens. I kinda feel sorry for any Narnian chickens that were around when the White Witch reigned. Because, let me tell you, chickens HATE snow. So much so that even if there’s just a light dusting on the ground, chances are, they’re not going to even walk in it unless they absolutely have to.

This is the leader of this group of Narnians. She said her name is Kairi. And, according to her, the reason she is so special is because she lays greenish-blueish eggs, instead of white or brown eggs like other chickens.

This is the leader of this group of Narnians. She said her name is Kairi. And, according to her, the reason she is so special is because she lays greenish-blueish eggs, instead of white or brown eggs like other chickens.

After saying goodbye to the nice Narnians, I returned home to have some hot chocolate. Anyway, I have some announcements, unless I change my mind later, I will no longer be posting on Saturdays. I made this decision because I had been neglecting my Saturday posts for several weeks, and I’m sorry about that. Now then, time to post some videos I have been meaning to post for quite a while. The first one perfectly describes what it is like to play any Professor Layton game. Those of you who have played the game will agree with me. And for those of you who have never played a Professor Layton game, you really should. They may be pretty hard, but they are a lot of fun, and they all have a great story.

Next is the saddest video on the internet. Like seriously, it’s extremely sad. It does have a happy ending, but by then you’re crying so much that it doesn’t make much of a difference. So, if you don’t like crying, or you don’t like super duper sad videos, don’t watch this one.

If you watch both of the videos, or even if you just watch one, please leave a comment with your reaction to the video/s. I love reading peoples reactions to stuff.

Later.

Trainer Strawberry: Chapter 7

The front doors of the Petalburg Gym slid open. As Pepper and I walked through them, I looked around, taking everything in. Actually, there wasn’t a lot to take in, the Gym only had one room. In the middle of the room stood a guy whom I assumed was the Gym Leader.

Well, this is easy.

Suddenly a green haired boy barged in front of me, and walked up to the Leader.

“Hey! I was here first!” I yelled. But the boy didn’t seem to hear me.

“E-excuse me, Mister Norman, Sir. I-I was wondering if you could teach me how to catch a Pokemon? You s-see I’ll be moving to Verdanturf soon, because of my health. And I thought that maybe if I had a Pokemon to take with me, I wouldn’t be so lonely when I got there,” the boy said nervously.

“Hmm. Would you mind telling me your name?” the Leader whose name was apparently Norman asked.

“I-it’s Wally, Sir.”

“Wally-sir, huh? What an interesting name,” Norman smiled. “Well, Wally-,sir I would love to help you out. But unfortunately I have a meeting soon that I absolutely can not miss. I’m sorry.”

The young boy looked down at the floor, clearly disappointed. “O-okay. I understand.” He turned around to leave, when I suddenly felt this strong urge to help him out myself.

“Wait just a minute, uh… Wally-sir! I’ll help you out.” I declared as I threw my hand in the air like I actually had good sense.

“Really?! By the way, my name’s just Wally,” green haired boy looked hopeful, but he also looked like he was prepared to be turned down again.

“Of course I’ll help you out, Just Wally,” I giggled at the poor joke I had just made. Hey, if no one else was going to laugh at it, I was. “What kind of Pokemon Trainer would I be if I didn’t help another fellow Trainer out?”

“Thanks a bunch, girl-who-can’t-get-my-name-right. It really means a lot to me.”

“No problem. By the way, my name’s Strawberry. And that’s how you do an introduction correctly so that no one is confused as to what your name is. Anyway, here,” I reached him one of my Pokeballs from my backpack, “You can borrow Zip here to help you catch your first Pokemon.”

“Wow. A real Pokemon,” he said as he stared at the Pokeball, poor kid acted like Pokemon were something out of a cartoon, or video game, or something. Didn’t he know that all he had to do was step outside his door and he would see Pokemon everywhere? “Thanks again, Strawberry. Now, let me try your first lesson. It’s nice to meet you. My name is Wally.”

“That’s a better introduction,” I nodded my head in approval. “Come on, we won’t find any wild Pokemon here in this Gym. We’ll have to go to Route 102.”

“Okay.”

*At Route 102*

“Alright, do you think you can remember everything I told you?” I asked Wally after I had explained to him how to catch a Pokemon.

“I-I think so,” he said uncertainly.

“Alright then! Get out there and find some Pokemon.”

Wally started looking for some Pokemon. Not too long after he started searching, he found a Pokemon I had never seen before. It was small, and was white with a green head that sorta resembled a hat that had two red things sticking out of it.

“O-okay. Go, Zip! Use Tackle!” Wally shouted as he threw Zip’s Pokeball.

“Zigzagoon!” Zip shouted as he emerged from his Pokeball, he then quickly attacked the wild Pokemon with Headbutt. “Ziiiiiiiig, Zagoon!”

“Raaaaallllllts!” the Pokemon exclaimed in surprise as Headbutt hit.

“Okay, now it’s been weakened. Go, Pokeball!” Wally threw the Pokeball I gave him at the Pokemon. It shook once, twice, three times, and it was caught. “I did it! I caught my first Pokemon!” he shouted happily as he ran to pick up the Pokeball containing his newly caught Pokemon.

“Good job, Wally,” I said happily. “Now there’s a few more things you need to remember.”

“Oh, yeah? What?”

“First, you need to remember that Pokemon are friends, not tools you can use to get what you want, so you always need to treat them as such. Second, you need to remember to try to be more confident. If you’re confident your Pokemon will be confident, and you’ll be surprised by what you can do.”

“Thanks. I’ll be sure to remember that. Welp, I’d better get going. My parents are probably starting to wonder where I am. Thanks again, Strawberry. Bye!”

“Later, Wally!” I waved as the kid dashed back into town. “You did great Zip,” I said as I petted the little raccoon. “Return.”

“Zig, Zigzagoon.” Zip replied as he returned to his Pokeball in a red light.

Pepper and I walked back to Petalburg City, maybe now I could have that Gym battle.

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Info. I have something to say, and it may seem kind of weird, but… Pokemon are friends. Not food.