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Trainer Strawberry: Chapter 18

Before heading back to Rustboro, Pepper and I decided to go back into the cave to make sure all the Pokemon in it were okay. As we entered the cave, I noticed something purple hiding behind a stalagmite. I stood still while I tried to figure out what the purple thing was. When it didn’t hear any movement, it poked its head out from behind the stalagmite. It looked like a chubby, purple rabbit with yellow ear tips.

Cool, a new Pokemon! I’m gonna catch it!

I looked at Pepper, and nodded toward the Pokemon. Pepper must have just been waiting for the command, because as soon as it was given, she charged toward the Pokemon and used “Bite”. The Pokemon was too surprised to move, and the attack became a direct hit. Once the Pokemon had fallen over from the force of the attack, I threw a Pokeball at it, then waited until it stopped shaking. My Pokedex then informed me that the Pokemon was a Whismur.

“Gotcha! Whismur was caught!” I sent the newly caught Pokemon back out. “Okay, the Pokedex says that your cries equal a jet plane in volume. So, how’s about I call you Echo?”

“Whis, Whismur.” The Pokemon quietly replied. I guessed that meant it was okay with that name, but it was hard to tell.

“Umm, well, okay. Let’s return the stolen Devon Goods. Okay, Pepper?” I asked my canine companion as I returned Echo to his Pokeball. Pepper nodded her head in agreement, she also seemed to not be quite sure how to respond to the quiet answer of Echo.

*Later, back at Rustboro*

Pepper and I headed toward the Devon building when we were stopped by a slightly familiar voice yelling at us.

“Hey!,” The Devon Researcher Man called as he waved his hand in the air, trying to get our attention, “Did you get the stolen goods back?”

“Yeah, we have them right here.” I yelled back. The man ran over to make sure the goods were still in good condition.

“This is wonderful! Come on, you simply must come to the Devon Building so we can properly thank you!”

I followed the Devon Researcher Man into the building, he lead me to the third floor. He then pointed to a chair and told me to wait there, the man then disappeared to parts unknown. Pepper jumped into my lap once I had sat down.

“I’m back, thanks for waiting.” The Devon Man said cheerfully when he came back after what had seemed like hours. “Here, take this as a token of my gratitude.” He said as he handed me a Great Ball.

I gave a slight bow as I accepted the item, I had heard that bowing was a polite gesture somewhere-or-another, and it seemed appropriate for the occasion. I then turned to leave when the man stopped me.

“Wait just a second. I have a favor to ask. Do you think you could deliver this package to Capt. Stern at Slateport’s Shipyard? You can? Great!” The man shoved the package into my hands before I could object, it was the same stolen goods I had just recovered, I guess the poor guy didn’t want to risk running into more bad luck and being unable to deliver it. “Also, the president would like to speak to you. Please follow me.” The man then headed toward some stairs, with Pepper and I following close behind.

“Well, hello there.” A man sitting behind a desk said as we entered the room. He had white, slightly spikey hair, kind but stern eyes, and he wore a white shirt with a bluish-greenish tie underneath a blue suit with some black stripes on it. His desk was surprisingly tidy, and on it sat a white hat with a gray band around it. “I’m Mr. Stone, the President of the Devon Corporation. I’d just got word about you! You saved our staff not just once, but twice! I have a favor to ask of an amazing person like you. I understand that you’re delivering a package to Slateport’s Shipyard. Well, on the way, could you stop off in Dewford Town? I was hoping that you’d deliver a Letter to Steven in Dewford.”

“Umm, yeah, sure.” I replied, I was surprised that Mr. Stone was actually giving me a choice in the matter. So far, it had seemed like everyone I met on my journey didn’t ask if I wanted to help or not, they all just seemed to expect my help, even if I had never met them before. And this guy was actually asking for my help, giving me the option of if I wanted to help him or not. That wasn’t exactly what I was expecting from the president of a company as big as Devon.

“Really? Well, you should know that I am a great President. So, I’d never be so cheap as to ask a favor for nothing in return. That’s why I want you to have this!” He handed me a strange device that I had never seen before.

I assumed that this was a new device that had just come out, but just because I had never seen it before didn’t mean it was new. While I was moving, I got a little behind on technology, so it wouldn’t surprise me if almost every Pokemon Trainer had one of these devices. Not knowing what to say, and not wanting to admit that I had no idea what the device was, I bowed in gratitude, just as I had done when the Devon Researcher Man gave me a Great Ball.

“That device… It’s a Pokémon Navigator, or PokéNav for short. It’s an indispensable tool for any Trainer on an adventure. It has a map of the Hoenn region. You can check the locations of Dewford and Slateport easily!” He explained, seeming to sense my confusion, “By the way, I’ve heard that sinister criminals—Magma and Aqua, I believe—have been making trouble far and wide. I think it would be best if you rested up before you go on your way.”

“I’ve heard of Team Aqua before, they’re the ones who attacked your staff and stole some of your company’s goods. But, I’ve never heard of this Team Magma that you mentioned, who are they?”

“They’re Team Aqua’s arch enemies. You see, while Team Aqua wants to expand the oceans in hopes that it will help restore the Pokemon of the world’s habitats, Team Magma wants to expand the world’s land mass, so life will be easier for humans.”

“How are they going to do that?”

“I’m not sure. All I know is that both of them need to be stopped. If either one of them succeeds, they will disrupt the balance of this world, and who knows what the consequences will be.”

“That just means I’ll have to do everything in my power to stop them!” I said as I turned to leave. “Thanks for the Pokenav, Mr. Stone. I’ll be sure to deliver the letter and the package for you.”

“Well, then, Strawberry, go with caution and care!”

I nodded as I left the room.

Team Aqua and Team Magma. What could they be thinking?!

Pokemon met this chapter: Echo, male, quiet nature

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Whoa, a new chapter of Trainer Strawberry?! What is happening?! Haha, yes, at long last, I have written another chapter of Trainer Strawberry. No, your eyes do not deceive you. Just as a side note, it’s been so long since I wrote a chapter for Trainer Strawberry, that I had no idea what any of my notes meant. Like, seriously, I had to get Dino to help me translate them. Anyway, I hope you enjoyed this chapter, and I hope it was worth the wait (but it probably wasn’t).

 

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Liebster Award

Special thanks to Fenneblogin for nominating me for the Liebster Award!

liebster

I’ve heard that there are varying sets of rules for this award, but I’m going to follow this set:

Liebster Award Rules

Okay, so I guess I’ll provide the random facts about me first.

1: Even though my Pokesona (Strawberry) is pink, my favorite color is blue.

2: My favorite food is Little Caesar’s Crazy Bread.

3: My favorite Anime is Deltora Quest.

4: Even though I like to play them, I suck at platforming games. Especially Super Mario games.

5: Even though I don’t animate much, I once had ideas for several episodic series, but since I didn’t write down the ideas, I’ve forgotten quite a few of them.

6: I originally planned on making Trainer Strawberry a comic series instead of a written series, and still plan on making a comic of it someday.

7: I take picture requests, although, just because I take requests doesn’t mean I’ll do all of them.

8: I tend to be a bit of a perfectionist, which is why most of my pictures end up being unfinished.

9: I also have several unfinished AMVs.

10: I have an account on Youtube under the same name as this blog. (I meant to mention this in an earlier post, but forgot to do so. Here is a link to my Youtube account: Strawberry the Glaceon )

11: I’m shy when I first meet someone, but once I get to know them a little better, it’s hard to get me to stop talking.

Now for the questions asked by Fenneblogin!

1. (Q.) Do you like pokemon? (A.) Yes I do.

2. (Q.) Are you a pokemon? (A.) As far as the internet is concerned, yes. I am a Glaceon.

3. (Q.) Would you want to be a pokemon? (A.) I don’t think I’d want to actually be a Pokemon, I think I’d rather be a Pokemon Trainer.

4. (Q.)  If you had one skill, that you were perfect at, what would it be? (A.) Animating.

5. (Q.) What movie do you like that is also a book? (A.) Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Gahoole.

6. (Q.) What is your favorite food? (A.) Little Caesar’s Crazy Bread.

7. (Q.)  If you could drink only one thing, what would it be? (A.) Root Beer

8. (Q.) Do you like smoothies or juices? (A.) Both.

9. (Q.) What is your fave fruit? (A.) Tomatoes.

10. (Q.) What is your hobby? (A.) Playing video games.

11. (Q.) Do you have talents? Can you show them to me in a post? (A.) I can play the piano. But I haven’t made any posts about that. But I do have some pictures on my blog, although, I’m not really very talented at drawing.

Okay, now for my questions for the people I nominate.

(1) What is your favorite TV show?

(2) Have you ever been able to complete a ten minute challenge on Youtube?

(3) What Nintendo games have you played?

(4) Do you have any pets?

(5) What is your favorite color?

(6) What is you favorite animal?

(7) Do you have a favorite Pokemon? And what is it?

(8) Have you ever played a Megaman game?

(9) What is your favorite video game?

(10) What is your favorite food?

(11) If you could live in any fictional world, which one would you live in?

My nominations:

Dinodimare

Life as a Kewpie Doll

The Spice of Colleen Feeney’s Life

Nerdy Ninja Platypus

JaNanamation

Mindworks, Inc

Whoa, A New Post!

Okay, so maybe my posts have been spaced out, but at least they still exist, right? Anyway, I haven’t been lying around doing nothing in my absence. First, I started playing Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney for the first time. I started with the first game in the series, even though I’ve watched a walkthrough of the game and know the storyline already. It’s a really fun game. Kinda reminds me of Professor Layton for some reason. Second, I recently bought the new Professor Layton vs. Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney game. The storyline in it is superb, and is definitely worth playing if you like the Professor Layton or Phoenix Wright series. And, third, I have also drawn some new pictures which I will be putting in this post. First I’ll show you awesome readers a set of Buzzy Beetle pictures that I drew. They were drawn from memory, so they might not look exactly right. For those of you awesome readers who don’t know what a Buzzy Beetle is, it is an enemy from the Super Mario series.Buzzy Beetle Buzzy Beetle #2

A Buzzy Beetle going to a party because why not?

A Buzzy Beetle going to a party because why not?

A Buzzy Beetle wearing a bow because, again, why not?

A Buzzy Beetle wearing a bow because, again, why not?

Buzzy Beetle #5 Buzzy Beetle #6

Strawberry as a Buzzy Beetle? Sure, I don't see why not.

Strawberry as a Buzzy Beetle? Sure, I don’t see why not.

I also drew Strawberry as a Tuner Monster from the Yu-Gi-Oh series. The tuner monster is a Key Mouse.

Strawberry #3

Later.