So last time, I had decided to get some R&R around Goldenrod City. After a good stroll, I decided to head out to Route 35. I battled a few trainers and arrived at the National Park. The Bug Catching Contest was on, so I registered and was able to catch a Scyther. I was guaranteed first place.....NOT! Cooltrainer Nick took first place with a Pinsir. Seriously? Oh well. I continued on to Routes 36 and 37, clearing off (actually catching) the Sudowoodo that was blocking the path to Ecruteak City.
Ecruteak is pretty awesome. Went around, made some friends, met the Kimono Sisters, got Surf from an Old Man, and learned about the history of the Burned Tower and The Tin Tower. I decided to explore the Burned Tower, and met Eusine. Also ran into Lame'O, my rival. Did I ever mention him? I moped the floor with him the first and second time around, and this time was no different. He just doesn't have that connection with his Pokemon. After the battle, I fell into the basement of the tower. Bet Lame'O felt satisfied.... But what he didn't know, down there, I met three most powerful Pokemon, and according to Eusine, one of them was the elusive Suicune. I wonder what the others where? They dashed away so fast. Entei and Raikou? Maybe I'll see them again. But at the time, the Fog Badge was top priority. Morty was a little tougher than I thought, but training everyone to lvl 30 was well worth the effort. After gaining the ability to use Surf outside of battle, I decided to head on out to Route 38 and 39, since the Tin Tower was now off limits. Figures.
Crossing Route 38, I came to the Moo Moo Farm. Alright! Let's get into some racing....wait, that's another game. Anyway, I was eager to buy some MooMoo Milk, but that there Miltank was fallin' ill. Luckily, I had some saved up Berries and helped out poor MooMoo. Saved the day, now off to Olivine. Ahh the beach. Pretty chill place, I gotta say. Made some more friends here, and even got a Voltorb in trade for a Krabby. Then I got HM Strenght from a sailor at the local café. With Surf and Strenght now in hand, I decided to pause my journey, and revisit some places where I had unfinished business. I was able to fully explore Union Cave and discover what made the weird roars coming from deep inside the cave, Lapras. I also took the time to explore and collect items from every route, cave and city that I'd visited. That Itemfinder is really handy. I also entered the Bug Catching Contest a second time, winning first place with a Pinsir.
After meeting up with a few other friends, I went back to Olivine to continue my journey. Went to the Lighthouse and battled quite a few trainers. At the top, I found Jasmine. The poor Ampharos that powers the beacon fell ill. This explains why the Gym was closed. She has asked of us to get a special medicine in Cianwood City, in order to heal Ampharos. So now, off to Cianwood!!