Note: You all are getting two chapters today.
Chapter Five: Battle for the Basic Badge (Part 1)!
Oshawott’s tiny otter body was flying towards Pansage. Pansage disappeared. Where Pansage had stood two seconds earlier, there were now piles of dust.
Oshawott crashed into a rock. The rugged rock broke into many pieces; they scattered over the battlefield and even hit Oshawott.
“Was that Dig?” Purple was astonished. He really thought that X-Scissor would do the trick.
Cilan snapped his finger and declared, “It sure was! Come on up, my vintage!”
Pansage came up out of the ground and launched the most powerful Bullet Seed that Brittany or Purple had ever seen. Tiny green bullets were forcing themselves toward Oshawott.
“You need to guard Oshawott, Purple! If not, this is the end.” Brittany said this. She was scared for both Oshawott and Purple.
Oshawott and Purple were dumbfounded. There was nothing they could do. The seeds hit one after another. Oshawott fell down with swirly eyes. That was the indication that the gym battle was over.
“I thought this was a city that people challenged for their first gym, Cilan. That battle was stupidly difficult,” Purple confusedly said as he walked over to Oshawott. He returned Oshawott and walked the rest of the way across the battlefield.
“This gym was once a great success. My two brothers and I ran it so smoothly. We ran the café all by ourselves. One day, the bright young trainer, Ash Ketchum- the one I told you about earlier- challenged the gym. Normally, a challenger of the gym would only battle one of us. It depended on your starter Pokemon. Well, Ash was different. He challenged all three of us. He defeated me, tied with Chili, and lost to Cress. He won the badge. Well,-“
“You guys are so cool! I’m starting to become a fan of you, just like Purple,” Brittany interrupted.
“Thanks, but where was I? Oh, yes. I asked Ash if I could adventure with him through Unova. He agreed, so he, I, and Iris, the current Unova Champion, set off. I watched as both Iris and Ash progressed. I progressed too. One day, however, Chili appeared and challenged me. I won. I helped him train his Pokemon, but he was never the same again. That was where it started. After watching Ash compete in the Unova league, our adventure ended. I went back to the Striaton Gym. The three of us started fighting. Chili and Cress went their separate ways, and I was left with the gym. They both have gyms now, I think. I don’t know where they are, though.”
“That’s awful, Cilan… I’m so sorry!” Purple and Brittany’s eyes both started to water.
“It’s okay. Where are you two heading?”
“Aspertia City! I get to get my starter Pokemon there!” Brittany hopped in the air and squealed. She couldn’t even begin to convey how excited she was.
The two departed from the gym and traveled along Route Three after healing Purple’s Pokemon at the Striaton Pokemon Centre. On Route Three, they passed the infamous Day Care. They also passed Wellspring Cave, where a school of Woobat was flying out. When they reached Nacrene City, they boarded the plane to Aspertia City.
This plane, like all of the planes in Unova, was decorated accordingly. The Aspertia plane had two of the Heroes of Unova- Bianca and Cheren- on one side and the local gym on the other. The gym side had Normal-type Pokemon like Eevee, Lillipup, and Patrat playing with kids and trainers alike.
The flight attendant came on the speakers. “Everyone, hold on tight. We’re here and landing!”
Brittany was nearly bouncing in her chair out of excitement.
They got off of the plane, and there was a car waiting for them.
“I don’t remember Professor Juniper or Professor Birch saying anything about there being a car waiting, Brittany. Do you?”
“I sure don’t. That’s weird.”
A strange man approached them, grabbed them, and threw them in the limousine.
“Shh. I didn’t grab you and put you two in here to hurt you. I got a call from a couple frantic professors. They said that they saw a boy with gray hair following you. He was flying on a Rufflet,” the geezer started. “Hi, I’m Sebastian, Lady Platina’s assistant,” he finished.
“Oh, I remember Platina talking to me about her life back home in the Sinnoh region. I think she mentioned you too,” Brittany said. She sighed out of relief.
“So, we’re not in danger?”
“Not by me! You need to watch out for that boy. He might be dangerous. Oh, look, you two! We’ve arrived in town!”
“This is Aspertia City? It’s beautiful,” Purple said, flabbergasted.
“This is where I get my Starter Pokemon!”
Aspertia City was a quiet city. It is the only known city in the Pokemon World where there is a gym in the same town you get your starter Pokemon. The gym leader is Cheren, the new giver of the Basic Badge. This is also where Bianca awaits Brittany’s arrival.
“This street is where I was told to drop you two off. Here you go.”
“Thanks Sebastian!” Both of them yelled this.
The two ran across the street, up some stairs, and right onto a ledge. There was a beautiful young lady standing there.
“Hi, you must be Brittany! And who is this?”
“His name is Purple. He’s a huge fan of yours!”
“Well, hi, Purple!”
“H-H-Hi! I can’t believe I’m really meeting you.” Purple was star-struck.
Bianca lifted up a container. Inside, it held a Poke Ball, a Xtransciever, and a Pokedex.
Brittany grabbed it away from Bianca and picked up the Poke Ball. It’s time to see who it is. She threw the ball into the air. Once it hit a certain height, it popped open. The Grass Snake Pokemon, Snivy, appeared before the three of them.
Snivy looked contempt as he stared at his new trainer.
Ring, ring, ring.
“It’s me. Is she there?”
“Yeah. She just got her Pokemon. She has someone with her, too.”
“Send them both over. Now. This should be fun.”
Bianca was talking to a guy on her Xtransciever.
“Sorry about that, guys. That was Cheren. He wants to see both of you over at the Pokemon gym. That’s what that boom was. He’s been training really hard under the old giver of the Basic Badge. Hurry along!”
When the two arrived…
“You want to have a tag battle with us?!”
“Don’t you think it would be fun?” Cheren started.
“Cheren and I versus the two of you?” Lenora finished.
Purple and Brittany nodded.
Lenora and Cheren took their positions. Purple and Brittany did the same.
It was obvious why Cheren was one of the Heroes of Unova. He was
extremely smart. He was obviously the brains of the heroes. Bianca was the kinder, tougher one. Hilbert was the battler, the trainer. With the three of them, it was obvious how they worked so well together and stopped Team Plasma.
The two Normal-type trainers threw their Poke Balls at the same time. All of their training together must be why they’re so synchronized.
“I know what you’re thinking, Purple. Yes, our training made us synchronized. I saw it on your face. I realized after the Team Plasma incidents that I needed to focus more on my studies and archaeology. Picking Cheren to give the Basic Badge was easy. He’s smart. That’s why I picked him.”
“I knew it had something to do with that. I just knew it,” Purple declared right back at her. “Come on, Brittany. Use Snivy. It’s your only choice. I’ll be using Solosis.”
Lenora was using Eevee. Cheren was using Lillipup. Brittany was using Snivy. Purple was using Solosis. It would be an intense battle.