Part Eight: Achievement Get! Time to Mine!
Now it's time for Driftveil City. Did the usual in the Pokemon Center and headed east of Nimbasa City. I saw a Qwilfish and some black goons.
It was Rigel being angry at some Team Plasma Grunts. After calling each other's mama, fat, he gets into a fight and asks me to back him up, which I do and totally
pwn those goons. HA! NOOBS! Once the battle finished, Rigel says that Team Plasma stole his sister's Pokemon, and that's why he's so mad at them. Okay then.
I went through the gate and into Route 5.
I continued to run east, and when I was about to pass the sign board a big, green hat appeared. She talks to me and ask if I know about the Hidden Hollows. Fearing
a tutorial, I just say yes. She explains what they are and uses her electromagnetic powers to drag me into one. Nooooo! Help! Oh hey look a Minccino! She says
that the Pokemon found inside Hidden Hollows are different from the ones found in the wild. After she had finished explaining, I go out and continue to explore Route 5.
Ran east and battled two trainers. I spotted a crowd gathering on what seems to be a Pokemon Battle between a guy on a motorcycle(Pokemon games on Motorcycles!!!),
and a trainer with blue hair. But I didn't give two hoots and just ran west to explore the area a bit more. I talked to a guitarist who says I'm cool, because I have the guitar
prop. Wut? I noticed a person wearing a chef's hat and decided to talk to her. She says she's a baker and challenged me to a battle. I finished the battle and entered the
caravan behind her. In here is a maid who would pay you for cooking ingredients. Sold some shrooms, went out and started caring about what was going on. I talked to
the people making up the crowd and they said something about having three Pokemon to battle as well as the name of the guy on the motorcycle. He's Charles, the
Heartbreaker. So I talked to Charles, the Heartbreaker and he wanted to teach me a new style of battling called Rotation Battles. I accepted and the battle began. So,
it's a battle on a rotating platform and you send out three Pokemon? What is this? I don't even...
He admits defeat and the crowd hails me as their new hero. After chatting with Charles for a bit, he leaves in an epic way. The crowd disperses and now I head on over
to the Driftveil drawbridge.
I enter the bridge and there's nothing here but people. I talked to one of them and he said that sometimes you may see shadows on the bridge. They are actually bird
Pokemon flying. If you go into the shadow, you may sometimes find a feather or the actual bird Pokemon. Another person says theis bridge is aslo called the Charizard
Bridge due to it's elegant form when raised. How do they know what a Charizard lloks like? You can't find Charizard anywhere in Unova. I head east and got off the bridge
and enter Driftveil City.
I noticed this...thing when I entered the city. Wonder what it is. Anyway, I continue east and cross a small bridge. As I was about to reach the middle portion I notice two
people wearing some sort of uniform, talking.
"[Plasma Grunt] C'mon! Let's have fun stealing Pokemon together, like we did before!"
"I can't. I've learned the hard way that stealing fromothers is wrong!"
"[Plasma Grunt] Oh, come on! It's too late to start acting all goody-two-shoes now!"
"[Plasma Grunt] *pushes other guy*
"[Plasma Grunt] People don't understand our just cause! Don't they call you a villain who was plotting world domination?"
"[Plasma Grunt] Even though you quit Team Plasma, people are still cold to you, right? So, you might as well just come and steal Pokemon with us
and take over the world!"
"[Plasma Grunt] The people who are mean to you now will be groveling at your feet and saying how great you are!"
"[Ex-Plasma] I can't..."
"[Ex-Plasma] My lord N will be sad...I can't do that to him...
"[Plasma Grunt] N! Team Plasma's King...What a joke! He's nothing more than a traitor!"
"[Plasma Grunt] He disappeared somewhere and abandoned us when we needed him!"
I think I know who that is...
Rigel comes running towards me, pushing me aside to get to the Plasma Grunt. And--Bwahahahahahaha! The Plasma grunt got sent flying two meters by Rigel's punch!
"[Rigel] Start talking, you Team Plasma trash!
"[Plasma Grunt] Oww..."
"[Plasma Grunt] You're gonna pay for that! Oh, yeah. Almost forgot...I'm not supposed to cause any trouble"
Then what do you think you were doing just then?
"[Plasma Grunt] I'll get you next time!
"[Rigel] You're not getting away! *chases after the grunt*
Lol. The Ex-Plasma member says he's ok and explains that he used to be friends with that guy when they were both in Team Plasma. He also explains that two years ago
Team Plasma split up. One side follows N, who wants to save the Pokemon and another side that follows Ghetsis, who wants to generically take over the world. He says if
I want to hear more, I should go to their house on top of a small hill, near the Pokemon Gym. After all that, I decide to explore the town. I notice some of the buildings have
emerald in them. Damn, Clay's lucky! I've only found three emeralds for my whole time in Minecraft. But it's probably because I don't go mining much, just building. I enter
some of the buildings and talk to people inside. In the top floors of each building, Glowstones are placed on the floor, creating some sort of ambience. I might just copy the
design of these buildings the next time I play Minecraft. Anyway, I enter the gate to the south, but the man in the suit says they are still doing something there. So, I go
back and enter the Driftveil Market. I talk to the people there and see what's in the shops. There's another Ex-Plasma here selling Incenses and a guy who gave me an
Expert Belt, a guy selling "Herbs", and a waitress selling some of her milk. I also noticed an item that's on the othe side of the market. So, I went out and around the
market and bumped into Charles again. I talked to him and he said he's like to explain about Triple Battles. Uh...How's that different from before. He quickly challenged me
to a battle. I send out three Pokemon again, however, the range of attacks seems to be limited and I can shift the Pokemon's position. I won the battle and Charles says
the usual stuff. I enter the other side of the market and got the item, TM Embargo. Once I had finished exploring the town I went to the Pokemon Center and did the usual.
I remembered what he Ex-Plasma guy said and decided to check out their house. Ran north, went up a hill, and saw a house. I entered it and got greeted by the same guy
from before and an old man. The old man talked to me and challenge me to a battle. After the battle Old Man Rood apologizes for testing me and Rigel comes running
along. Mr. Rood says Rigel can join and we enter the house. After that serious conversation we had, Mr. Rood asked me if I can look after a Zorua and I said yes. Yay! I
have tamed a wolf and now I'm gonna dye its collar, blue! Mr. Rood said that this Zorua use to belong to their king, N, and(<--lol) relied on it as a friend during his journey.
I talked to the other Ex-Plasma members as well as some cute ladies in the back. They explained who N and Ghetsis was and that they used to take care of N. How about
taking care of me next?
Healed my team in the Pokemon Center and went to the Pokemon Gym. Rigel was just outside. I entered the Gym and looked at the Gym Statues. "!" Rigel got the Gym
Badge before me! :O
Anyway, I take the elevator down and enter the main part of the Gym. As usual, I talk to Clyde the Pokemon Gym guide and got a bottle of Fresh Water. You'll can't make
me stop saying "Clyde the Pokemon Gym guide"! Neva! He says that platform I step on are lit up and that I need to use the conveyor belts to move around. Whoa! This
Gym is pitch-black! I step on to the platform and move around the darkness using the conveyor belts, battling trainers as I go. I think it would be better if they used mincarts
instead of conveyor belts and light the area red. Mainly Redstone Torches. I get to Clay and...
Tekken Lvl 32
Trace Lvl 33
Sir Pent Lvl 35
Loyalflame Lvl 32
Starting the battle off, I send out Tekken. Clay sends out his Krokorok. Tekken got intimidated my Krokorok but he still attacked with ForcePalm, which induced a
Paralysis. Krokorok retaliated using Bulldoze, lowering Tekken's speed. The next turn came and Clay used a Hyper Potion. Tekken attacked again with ForcePalm.
Krokorok got knocked out by Tekken's attack. Sandslash comes out and uses Bulldoze, which knocks out Tekken. I send out Loyalflame and order him to use
Retaliate. Sandlash retaliates(Yes, I'm playing mind games with you) with CrushClaw. Our speed seems to be tied, because Sandslash attacks first with Rollout,
while Loyalflame counters with FlameBurst. The same thing happens this turn, but Sandslash gets knocked out. I switch out Loyalflame and replace him with Trace.
Clay sends out his Excadrill. Using this turn I give Loyalfalme some Lemonade to restore HP, while Trace gets hit by Bulldoze. Trace gets knocked out. Loyalflame
gets sent out and intimidates Excadrill. Excadrill uses Slash and Loyalflame counters with FlameBurst. Excadrill recovered its HP using a berry. Loyalflame gets
knocked out by Excadrill's RockSlide. Sir Pent takes the stage. Excadrill uses Bulldoze and Sir Pent misses with LeechSeed. Sir Pent gets hit by MetalClaw, but
recovers from damage using MegaDrain. Same thing happens this turn. Excadrill attacks with Slash and Sir Pent finishes him off with MegaDrain. The battle's over.
We won! I got the Gym Badge that looks it was snapped in two and had to be super-glued back together! Yay!
Clay and I go up on the elevator back to the main floor. I go out and was praised by Rigel. Clay and Rigel have a discussion about Team Plasma. He then mentions
something about the Pokemon World Tournament and how trainers compete to see who's the thoughest. As usaul Rigel gets all excited and leave. I leave too, towards
the Pokemon Center.