We re-entered the Rustboro Pokemon Gym. Finally, we were going to take on the Gym Leader, Roxanne. As we walked to the back of the Gym, Aqua appeared from within her Pokeball.
“Marril, Marril! Marril, Marr, Marril?” Aqua seemed to be asking me something.
“What’s that, Aqua? You want to fight Roxanne?” I asked the blue, round Pokemon. Aqua nodded her head. “Okay, but you have to let Caso fight at least one Pokemon; he’s been looking forward to this, too.”
When we reached the back of the Gym, Roxanne and I greeted each other, then got ready to battle. Roxanne’s first Pokemon was a Geodude. Since Aqua was already out, I decided to let her have this one. When the referee gave the signal, we both ordered our Pokemon to attack, Roxanne having Geodude use “Tackle”, and me having Aqua use “Water Gun”. The Geodude realized it was heading into the attack, but it was too late. Aqua’s attack hit it straight on, knocking it out and winning us the first round.
Roxanne’s next Pokemon was another Geodude. I switched to Caso. Once again the signal was given, and our two Pokemon charged at one another. This Geodude was faster than the other, and managed to dodge Caso’s “Water Gun”. After dodging, the Geodude turned around and hit Caso with a “Tackle”. When Caso landed, we decided it was time for a new approach. Caso used “Water Gun” on the ground to make it more slippery, then began to bounce off of the rocks sticking out of the ground everywhere on the battle field and slide around at high speeds in order to confuse the Geodude. It worked. The Geodude became dizzy while watching Caso, and slowly drifted to the ground. Caso then used “Mud Shot” to make sure the Geodude didn’t move. After that, he used “Water Gun” for a KO.
Roxanne was down to one Pokemon: Nosepass. I switched back to Aqua, then the battle began. Aqua fired a “Water Gun”, but it failed to connect. The Nosepass then charged at Aqua faster than either of us had anticipated and hit her with its “Tackle” attack. Aqua then began to use “Rollout” to use the rocks to her advantage. Unfortunately, the Nosepass quickly caught on and used “Tackle” to destroy the rocks.
Well, that didn’t work.
The Nosepass then used “Block” so I couldn’t switch out to Caso. Since switching was out of the question, Aqua began firing “Water Gun” as rapidly as she could. She hit the Nosepass a few times, but it didn’t seem to do much. The Nosepass charged through the blasts to hit Aqua with another “Tackle”. Aqua was getting tired-I didn’t need to be an expert to know that she was on her last limbs.
Why did I have to send out Aqua? I know that’s what she wanted, but why did I have to listen to her? I should’ve just refused, and let Caso fight instead. He has more power than Aqua does. No. I can’t second guess myself now. Aqua needs me.
“Come on, Aqua! I know you can do it!” I shouted encouragingly while Pepper barked. Aqua got back up with a determined look. She wasn’t about to give up, and neither was I. We both gave it all we had, “Water Gun” after “Water Gun”, “Tackle” after “Tackle”. The battle was long and hard, and I thought that I might lose Aqua. But, in the end, we pulled out on top.
“Nosepass is unable to battle, Marril wins!” The referee announced.
“Aqua, you did it!” I exclaimed happily as I threw Aqua into the air and Pepper barked her congratulations.
“So… I lost… it seems I have much to learn…I understand. Take the Stone Badge,” Roxanne said as she walked up to me with the Stone Badge in her hand.
“Oh, wow, thanks!” I said happily as I took the Stone Badge. I sent out all of my Pokemon so they could see it too.
“And, here. Take TM39 with you as well. It contains a move called Rock Tomb. I hope you are as successful during the rest of your journey has you were today.”
“Yeesh. Where’d you get that line? A fortune cookie? Thanks anyway, though. I hope we’re as successful as we were today, too.”
We left the Gym, happy but tired. What challenges will we face next?
Info. Finally, we are past the first Pokemon Gym! So, I have some questions concerning Trainer Strawberry for you awesome readers. What is your favorite moment in the story so far? Which moment do you think is the funniest? Also, I have tried to have some motivational lines in the story at times. Which line do you think is the most motivational, or is there even any motivational lines? And lastly, are there any lines that you think could become quotes?