Pokémon Research Center As the champion walked through the door the man with the Torchic peeked in from behind. “Say, aren’t you one of the new trainers?” The fisherman asked. “Hmm? Oh yes I am. But I do not wish to interrupt anything.” The man replied half-distracted. “Well, just don’t dawdle so long that they go on without you!” Suggested the fisherman. “Tor-chic!” Chirped the Torchic.
Josh, Larry, Chuck, and Ian, Mobian Badlands The group had been in the airplane Chuck chartered for almost a whole day before they landed to refuel and rest at a small town called Kearney. “Ugh, I can barely stand up...” moaned Larry who was shakily making his way out of the plane. “It’s definitely been a long time since I’ve sat in place THAT long...” also moaned Chuck. “Well I thought the ride over was fun! And to think we’re on another continent!” Expressed the very adventurous Josh. “Thanks for the flight over Tabby, I’ll contact you over radio when we’re on our way back.” Thanked Chuck to the pilot. “Anytime Charlie! Just remember that these things ain’t got the best range on ‘em.” Replied the Pilot. “So where are we going now, Uncle Chuck?” Asked Larry. “Knothole Village, there’s something there I need to do. Now Ian I know that area isn’t really somewhere you wanna be so if you and the boys want to hang out here then I’m fine with that. I won’t be gone long...” ———————— Elias Acorn, on the edge of the Mobian Desert *Sigh* ”I hope everyone made it out okay...” After Elias narrowly managed to Escape from the City, he had been driving his Jeep toward the east. The desert soon turned to forest and he hoped to avoid another run-in with more bots. “Well, maybe with luck I’ll run into a settlement or something. Wait a sec...” Elias grabbed the radio. “Hello, anyone out there?” He tried a few different frequencies but got no answer. “Damn, I was hoping the forest wouldn’t interfere with the signal...” grumbled Elias. He started on his way again when he heard an explosion followed by a yell. “That can’t be good!” Elias shifted gears and floored it in the direction of the yell... ———————— Shard, Downunda Arriving at a dock, Shard kept a low profile and stuck to the shadows. Searching for suitable vessel... Where was it headed though? It’s tracker located a faint signature coming from another continent to the Northeast. Looking around the docks, it overheard a conversation from a captain and one of the dockworkers. “...alright, an’ where ye headn’ to?” Asked the dockworker. “Mobotropolis. It’s just some cargo for the King.” Replied the captain. “Sounds good Cap’n. Bon voyage and smooth sailn’!” Said the dockworker. Mobotropolis? That name sounds familiar. Whatever the case, it seems that ship was headed to where Shard needed to go. So it found an inconspicuous crate loaded onboard and stowed away. ————————
Pokemon Research Centre - Scabbard Town Coming down the road leading to the research centre at a brisk pace was a young man with a Torchic on his shoulder. "We must hurry, I believe we missed the starting time!" he said to the Torchic which replied with a chirp. As he came up to the centre he noticed the large gathering of people in front of the building. "Hm? Perhaps this is the celebration for the new beginners." He thought to himself as worked his way through the crowd. The crowd started parting for a man in a blue coat as he walked up to the doors. "Pardon me good sir, but whom might that be?" asked the man to a fisherman next to him. "That would be Champion Storm, the reigning champion of the Ganlo Region." the fisherman replied to the man. "I see..."
I got New Years Laevatein for my seasonal. I actually pulled Duma but I haven’t used him at all yet. I’ve almost completely replaced my regular Micaiah with New Years Micaiah since she pairs well with my Zelgius. I’d like to start incorporating Hríd and Duma but I was gunning really hard for Roy so I don’t know what team I should compose now... maybe a theme team like Dragon Emblem or Flyer Emblem.
I chased so hard for Roy, grinding everything I could to get him. Unfortunately I did not get him. I walked away however with 2 Hríd, Festival Micaiah, and Halloween Niles. The only Legendary banner I’ve been waiting for and I couldn’t get him...
While he’s definitely better than the original look we got from the teaser poster, he just isn’t right. The lack of his signature gloves however is what really gets me though. Why white fur on the hands when could easily “borrow” some gloves here?
———————— Josh and Larry, Mercia Waking up bright and early, the boys had stuff ready for their “adventure” down under. “Ready to go Larry?” “Yep, I got everything I need!” “...Larry you can’t bring all that...” ”Why do you say that? Do you even know if they’ll have PB&Js there?” Josh simply chuckled to himself and grabbed his bag. “I’ll be right back Larry, Chuck said Ian had something he wanted me to do quick before we go.” ———————— Shard, The Great Pit, Downunda After activating it’s “Chaos Emission Tracker”, Shard begins its journey away from The Great Pit. As it was making its way around what it identified as a “large concentration of life” it heard what sounded like a cry for help. It stealthily approached the source, only to find some badniks chasing a young mobian. “AHHH SOMEONE HELP!!” Shrieked the mobian. Shard noticed their oncoming direction and remained hidden in the bushes. As the mobian ran past, Shard quickly intercepted the bots, smashing them into the ground. Before the young mobian could turn around after hearing the commotion, Shard already disappeared. “Huh? W-who’s there? D-did someone s-save me??” Asked the puzzled mobian aloud. Shard wanted to come out, but it was probably best it didn’t, lest it spooks them. So Shard remained hidden. “Well... I guess those things are gone... but I gotta warn everyone about this!” The mobian then takes off again, this time in the direction of the village. Being an unsung hero is hard, but sometimes you gotta do it. With that detour done Shard continued on its way... ———————— Elias, Casino Night Zone With all the pods dropping into the city, Elias became increasingly concerned. He noticed a radio by the dashboard and attempted to call the emergency channels. “Hello? Can anyone hear me?! Over.” Nothing but static. “Communication breakdown can only mean one thing: Invasion.” Elias came to realize there may be a larger force in play, one ready for war. Arriving at the city, he noticed that there were robots guarding the gate. He then pulled off to the side before the bots noticed him, and stealthily snuck around to a small opening in the wall. He continued to crawl into the wall when a large explosion landed near him. He quickly got through and looked for where it landed. Where there was a guarded gate is now a large pile of debris, smoking and settling into place. Rushing through the under siege city, Elias went straight for Doug’s shop hoping that he and his family were safe. Elias noticed upon arrival that the storefront had been mostly toppled and destroyed. “...oh please no!” He then rushed over and tried making his way through the debris. “Doug? Doug!” He called as he frantically looked for survivors. He wanted to continue looking for Doug who was the only one he considered a friend in the city, but with no lifesigns and the impending threat, Elias had to leave. He did however borrow some weapons Doug had in the shop... ———————— Uncle Chuck, Mercia “...alright Mr. St. John, I’ll take it over right now.” Josh was given the letter mentioned yesterday to drop off at Ian’s home. “Just remember to not say a word of what we’re doing to anyone, we don’t want to cause any undue attention.” “Yes sir!” He took off straight for Ian’s home with the letter in hand. Once he left, Chuck grabbed his bags and put them by the door. “I still can’t believe something like this is actually happening.” Sighed an exasperated Chuck. Ian was about to make a remark when Chuck’s radio went off again. .-.. --- ... - / -.-. --- -. - .- -.-. - / .-- .. - .... / -.-. .- ... .. -. --- / -. .. --. .... - / --.. --- -. . .-.-.- / .-. . .--. --- .-. - ... / --- ..-. / .- / -... .- - - .-.. . / -... .. .-. -.. / ... .... .. .--. / . -. --. .- --. . -.. / .-- .. - .... / .- -. / ..- -. -.- -. --- .-- -. / ... .... .. .--. / .. ... / ..- -. -.-. --- -. ..-. .. .-. -- . -.. / -... ..- - / -. --- - . -.. .-.-.- / - .... --- ... . / .-.. .. ... - . -. .. -. --. / .--. .-.. . .- ... . / .--. .-. --- -.-. . . -.. / .-- .. - .... / -.-. .- ..- - .. --- -. .-.-.- “Well that’s not good at all, Josh had better hurry cause we need to leave now!” What Chuck heard had shaken him up quite visibly... ———————— Elias, Casino Night Zone Elias was working his way through the city looking for anyone needing help when he noticed an alligator wrestling with one of the pods. Some other bots were working their way over towards the pod too, so Elias drew his sword and intercepted them right as they arrived.
"Looks like you guys could use a hand!" shouted Elias as he sliced one of the bots in half. Elias noticed the chief of police was also working on the pod. "Chief Hoppington?"
"Yes that's me, mind helping me open this?!" the Chief replied. "Right!" Elias jammed his sword into the hatch of the pod and tried to pry it open. "I've noticed plenty of escape routes throughout the city, namely the South entrance seemed mostly clear. Maybe we can start evacuating as many as we can before they start tightening their grip here." Suggested Elias. "That's an excellent ide-" the Chief got cut off by a near-miss fired by one of the wasp bots. Elias quickly pulled his sword out of the pod and leapted toward it. "Get people to safety, I'm going to look for others!" yelled Elias. He sliced the bot and pressed onward, looking for anyone else in trouble... ————————