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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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Trainer Strawberry: Chapter 17

Pepper and I stepped into the cave and stood for a few seconds while our eyes adjusted to the dim light. We stepped cautiously, carefully watching for the Team Aqua member who had been seen entering the cave. We had to be extra careful since he had an old man’s Pokemon held hostage.

Wait, did I get that old man’s name? No, no I didn’t. Well, that wasn’t a smart move on my part.

My thoughts were then interrupted by a voice suddenly shouting, “Don’t take another step! One more move, and this little Pokemon gets it!” I quickly looked to where the voice came from. It was the Team Aqua member, and with him was a scared looking Wingull.

Could that be Peeko? Nah, it couldn’t be. It’s probably just one of his own Pokemon.

Confident that it was just a trick, I took another step forward. The Team Aqua member seemed surprised by this.

“Oh great! Leave it to me to kidnap a useless Pokemon! Well, I guess I’ll just have to fight instead. Go, Poochyena!”

I sent out Zip and the battle began. Zip charged in with a “Headbutt”, but the Poochyena was faster than it looked and easily dodged the attack by jumping off of one of the walls of the cave. The Poochyena then used its momentum to attack with a fast and powerful “Tackle”. Zip dodged with “Quick Attack” and ran along the walls and jumped from stalagmites. The Poochyena chased him around the cave, neither Pokemon losing any of their momentum. Finally, Zip jumped back toward the Poochyena with a “Headbutt”. The attack hit, and the Poochyena was knocked out.

“This can’t be! Okay, if these Devon Goods are so important to you, you can have them!” And with that, the Team Aqua member dropped the stolen goods and ran off.

“Well, that wasn’t too tough,” I said as I picked up the dropped goods. Zip agreed. “So, any chance that you’re Peeko?” I asked the Wingull the Team Aqua member was holding hostage.

“Wingull! Wingull!” Peeko seemed extremely happy to hear her name.

I giggled. “I guess that’s a ‘Yes’.”

*Back outside the cave*

“Oh! Thank you for saving my precious Peeko!” The old man said as he hugged his ‘Precious Peeko’.

“No problem. My name’s Strawberry, by the way. And you are?” I asked the strange man in the hopes that he would let the poor Wingull breathe.

“Oh! Where are my manners? I’m Mr. Briney. I run the ferry from Route 104 to Slateport City. I also stop at Dewford Town. So, if you ever need a ride to either of those towns, you know who to see. And, as thanks for saving my precious Peeko, you can ride for free whenever you want.”

“Really? Thanks Mr. Briney!”

We both waved goodbye as we headed our own directions. It was time for me to return the stolen Devon Goods.

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What’s this?! Another Trainer Strawberry chapter? What sort of magic is this?! Anyway, this chapter isn’t the best one I’ve written, but it will take awhile before I get back in the swing of things.

Trainer Strawberry: Chapter 16

“Help! Someone, please help!” I heard someone shout as Pepper and I made our way to the edge of Rustboro to start heading to the next town.

“I wonder what’s going on? Come on, Pepper, let’s go check it out!” I said as Pepper and I ran in the direction that the shout had come from. It was the Devon Researcher we had met in the forest. “What happened?” I asked as Pepper and I approached.

“That Team Aqua member stole the Devon Goods I was supposed to deliver!” The man wailed.

“Okay, Okay, calm down. Which way did he go?”

“He ran toward Rusturf Tunnel.”

“Alright, don’t worry, we’ll get your stuff back.” Pepper and I raced towards the Tunnel. Or, at least, we raced towards where we thought the tunnel was. It probably would have been a good idea to get directions first, now that I think about it. Oh well, we found it eventually.

“Wait! Don’t go in that cave, Whippersnapper!” A voice suddenly called as Pepper and I were about to enter the tunnel.

“Huh? Why not?” I asked the old man who was the source of the voice.

“Because there’s a bad guy in there. And if you’re not careful he’ll steal your Poochyena like he stole my Peeko!” The old man sobbed as he said the latter part of his sentence.

“Wait, slow down. Who’s Peeko?”

“Peeko is my beloved Wingull. My poor little Peeko, I hope that terrible person isn’t being mean to my precious Peeko…”

“This guy…is he wearing a blue headband?”

“Why, yes. How did you know that? Are the two of you working together?! What have you done with my Peeko?! Answer me!”

“I’m not working with that him! The reason I know he’s wearing a headband is because he stole something from someone else, and I’m trying to catch him so I can return what he stole.”

“Oh. Then in that case… Could you possibly save my precious Peeko for me?” As he made his request his eyes got larger and sparkly-er than I though possible.

“Uh, sure…” I replied, trying to hide the fact that I had been slightly creeped out by his sudden change in behaviour.

“Oh, thank you!” He exclaimed as he hugged me.

“You’re welcome. Just, please, let me go.”

“Oops! Sorry about that, sometimes I get a little carried away.”

“Don’t worry about it. I’ll be sure to return your Peeko as soon as I can.”

I waved goodbye as the old man thanked me again and Pepper and I headed into the tunnel.

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Sorry that this chapter is late. I could make an excuse as to why I didn’t get it posted last week, but I really don’t have one. I guess writing is just one of those things that’s hard get into the habit of, and easy to get out of the habit of. Again, I’m really sorry that this is late. I hope you awesome readers enjoyed it, though!

Trainer Strawberry: Chapter 15

“Alright, guys. As a special reward for all of your hard work at the Gym, you may all pick out one thing from this store that you want, and I’ll buy it for you,” I told my Pokemon as we stood at the entrance to a gift shop in Rustboro City. We had decided that it wouldn’t hurt to stay a few more days in the city before we moved on. After all, all work and no play isn’t fun for anyone. I told my Pokemon to meet me at the entrance in an hour; they agreed and set off to pick out what they wanted.

*Zip’s point of view*

Alright! Now’s my chance to get something cool. What should I get? A collar? An armband? A cape?! There’s so many cool things in here! How can I choose just one? Maybe I should ask Caso for some advice. He probably knows what the coolest thing in this store is! After all, he’d have to be pretty cool to already be a Marshtomp!

I rushed through the aisles looking for anything I thought was cool and trying to find Caso. While I was running around, I spotted something that made me stop in my tracks. There, sitting near the door, was a Plusle that appeared to have gotten into a fight that it couldn’t win. It had bruises all over it, and it looked sad. Another thing I noticed right off was that it was alone. Usually, Plusles hang out with Minuns, and the two Pokemon are never apart.

Maybe I should go ask what’s wrong, but, then I might not have enough time to pick something out. Well, if I was that Plusle, I’d want someone to ask me what was wrong.

I then ran over to see what had happened. The Plusle told me that it was attacked by a pack of Mightyenas, and that while it had escaped, its best friend wasn’t so lucky. I felt really sorry for the poor Pokemon. Suddenly, I knew exactly what I was going to get in the store.

*Scar’s point of view*

I didn’t really want anything from the store, so I just flew around, practicing my flying maneuvers. Then I spotted Zip running around the place like crazy. I figured he was probably trying to figure out what he wanted, so I didn’t pay much attention. Or at least, I didn’t pay much attention until Zip stopped suddenly. That was really unlike him. Things got even stranger when he bolted for the door. I decided to see what was going on, so I flew over to check it out.

When I reached the door, I saw what Zip had been so concerned about. It was a Plusle. The red-eared Pokemon was telling Zip something, but I couldn’t catch what it said.

But, you know, maybe I will get something at this store after all…

*Aqua’s point of view*

I walked through the aisles looking at all of the colorful things they had. Well, I wasn’t really looking, I was actually acting like I was looking while I was really thinking about ham sammiches. That’s when Zip ran by and nearly knocked me over. Which snapped me out of my train of thought.

Aw man. I was just thinking about this awesome ham sammich that was bigger than a skyscraper! Why did Zip have to snap me out of that? Suddenly I noticed Zip head for the door. I wonder what he’s doing? It isn’t time for Strawberry to pick us up yet. Next I saw Scar fly over to the door too. Alright, now I know something’s going on.

I headed over to see what was going on for myself. And after I did, I knew what I was going to get in the store.

*Later, when Strawberry came to pick the Pokemon up*

“Alright guys, did you all find something you like?” I asked my Pokemon as they gathered at the door to show me what they had picked out. Pepper had picked out a metal armband, Caso had picked out a collar with small spikes on it, Zip had picked out a small Minun plushie, Scar had picked out a basket of Oran berries, and Aqua had picked a basket of macarons.

After I had paid for the items my Pokemon had gotten, we left the store. Suddenly Zip, Scar, and Aqua stopped at the door.

“What’s the matter guys?” I asked as I approached my Pokemon. When I came closer, I noticed a Plusle sitting there. As I stared, not knowing what to think, Zip, Scar, and Aqua gave the items they had gotten to the poor thing. When the Plusle saw the items, its face brightened up immediately. Then it began to jump up and down in joy. I don’t think I had ever seen a Pokemon that was so happy. After thanking Zip, Scar, and Aqua for the gifts, the little electric Pokemon ran off. Words could not describe how proud I was of my Pokemon, and I told them that. Then we headed to the Pokemon Center to rest up for our journey the next day.

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What’s this?! A new chapter of Trainer Strawberry?! Is this a dream? No, no it isn’t. This is really happening. And I have plans for that Plusle. Mwa ha ha.

Trainer Strawberry: Chapter 14

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?

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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?

Info #12

I think this will be the last “Info” post I make. I don’t really think they’re necessary, the chapters are pretty self explanatory. Unless you awesome readers want me to keep doing these “Info” posts. Then I will gladly continue. Anyway, in this chapter, Strawberry and company finally take on the Rustboro Gym Leader, Roxanne.

Later.

Trainer Strawberry: Chapter 13

“Okay, guys! Give it all you’ve got!” I shouted as my Pokemon trained. We had recently defeated the Gym Trainer in the Rustboro City Gym, but I had decided we needed to do some training before we took on the Gym Leader, Roxanne.

Suddenly, a Pokemon that looked like a bird showed up. My Pokedex told me it was a Taillow, a Flying- and Normal-Type.

“Oh, wow, a new Pokemon! Let’s catch it! Go, Zip!” I was always excited to catch a new Pokemon.

“Zigzagoon!” Zip ran forward at my request. The Taillow prepared to battle as well. When the Taillow turned towards us, I realized that it had a scar on its right eye.

“Taillow!” It shouted as it charged at Zip.

“So, it’s using ‘Quick Attack’,” I said mostly to myself. “Zip, dodge it and use ‘Headbutt’!”

“Zigzagoon!” Zip easily moved to the side to dodge the Taillow’s attack. Then, right as he and the Taillow were side by side, he jumped up quicker than most people would have thought possible. He hit the Taillow, and sent it flying into a tree nearby.

“Now’s my chance!” I shouted as I threw a Pokeball at the Taillow. It shook three times, then it clicked. “Gotcha! Taillow was caught!” I exclaimed happily. All of my Pokemon, except Caso, jumped up in down in happiness. They were all glad to have a new friend. “Now, he just needs a name. Come on out, Taillow!” I threw the Pokeball containing my newly caught Pokemon. When he emerged, I walked around him a little, examining him to try to figure out a good name. “How’s about… Blackfeather?”

“Taillow, Taillow.” The bird Pokemon shook its head. He didn’t like that name. He then tried his best to point at his eye.

“Oh, I get it. You want to be called Scar, right?”

“Taillow, Taillow.” Scar nodded his head. I was a little surprised that he would like that name. I thought Pokemon didn’t like their scars being pointed out, but I guess I was wrong.

“Alright then. Let’s get back to training!” All of my Pokemon happily agreed. Even Caso agreed, not happily, but he agreed.

*Later*

Our training had been going great, when suddenly, we heard a rushing sound, like a bunch of wings flapping at one time. Soon after the sound started, we spotted the source. It was at least twenty Taillows, and they looked angry.

“Whoa! That’s a lot of Taillows!” I yelled in surprise. “What do you guys think they want?” I asked nervously while I turned to my Pokemon to see if they had any ideas. When I looked at them, I realized they were looking at me, waiting for me to tell them the answer. All of them except Scar, who was looking at the other Taillows with a slight hint of anger. Scar and the other Taillows were talking to each other about something. That’s when I realized, Scar had probably been kicked out of this flock of Taillows, so they were probably mad that he hadn’t left the area yet. I couldn’t help being angry at that realization. No one, and I mean no one, picks on my Pokemon. I don’t care if they’re Pokemon as well, I will not tolerate it. “Alright, guys! It looks like these Taillows want a fight, so let’s give them one they’ll never forget!” My Pokemon roared in agreement.

The battle began, with both sides giving it their all. We were vastly outnumbered, but that didn’t stop us. We were ready for them, I don’t know how, but we were. As we fought with the flock of Taillows, I felt my Pokemon and I getting closer. It was an experience I had never felt before-it was like my Pokemon and I were thinking the exact same thing. I knew exactly when my Pokemon would dodge and how they would retaliate. It was like we were in perfect sync.

So, this is what it really means to be a Pokemon Trainer.

Sometime during the battle, my Pokemon began using moves they had never used before. Pepper was using “Bite”, and Aqua was using “Rollout”. It was a long battle, but we came out on top. Suddenly, Caso began to glow a bright white. Even though he was glowing brightly, I could see he was changing shape. Just as suddenly as it began, Caso stopped glowing, but he wasn’t a Mudkip anymore.

“Marshtomp!” Caso called when he stopped glowing. His appearance had changed quite a bit. He was slightly taller, and he stood on his hind legs. The three orange spikes on the sides of his face were now one single spike. He had two fins on his back, and both his back fins and his head fins turned into a grayish color. And his underbelly was now orange.

“Wow, Caso! You’re a Marshtomp now!” I said excitedly with my Pokedex in my hand. I had to check, okay. Caso stared at me for a moment, then he used “Water Gun” to hit me in the face. I sputtered for a minute before angrily yelling “Caso!”, the rest of my Pokemon just laughed. I stared angrily at Caso for a few seconds, then I sighed and started laughing too. After all, that was just his way of teasing me, so maybe it was a good thing.

Well, at least now I know that Caso’s still Caso, even if he looks a little different.

Pokemon met this chapter: Scar, male, lax nature

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Info. Once again, sorry for the wait. I hope this chapter was good enough to make up for it. Anyway, quite a bit happens in this chapter. Catching a new Pokemon, Caso becoming a Marshtomp. By the way, did you guys know I have a page that keeps track of the little details like which Pokemon are on my team, and what attack they know? Well, I do. The link to it is here.