Today I met up with Largo at the Sailing Center and headed towards Castelia.
It was pretty neat to be able to ride on a cruise and let the Crew run around on deck. I think we all needed the time to sit back and just relax after everything that had happened lately. I think the luxury cruise ride did everyone a lot of good. We got to spend time just enjoying the open sea air.
It was dark when we got close enough to see the glow of Castelia City, and it was amazing. Skyscrapers that lit up the sky like glowing giants in the skyline. When we arrived, Largo pointed out a sailing ship and that it was odd to have one like that in this day in age, but I didn’t think anything of it.
As soon as I left the docking area, I was approached by a clown that was very excited about something called a Harlequin Hunt. Before I could say anything, he gave me a collapsible bicycle and list of places to search. He said that I didn’t have to take part, but that it would help me learn my way around the city, so I rode around the city for a bit.
I wound up stumbling across the city’s gym, but Burgh, the gym leader, had apparently run off someplace. I was about to leave when a girl called Iris showed up and said she would help me look for Team Plasma. I’m guessing she’d run into Largo at some point. I wondered if she and Brugh were related because she took off like a shot when she had an idea on where Team Plasma might be.
Anyway, she directed me to a place called Thumb Dock, which lead to the sewers. I hate sewers. Largo, on the other hand, was all kinds of excited to dive in and start tracking them down. I’ve really been wondering about his sanity lately.
When I got down to the sewers, Largo was ready and waiting. Almost immediately, we were attacked by a pair of Rattata. I managed to catch one and wound up naming him Norman. So far, Norm’s proven himself to be powerful and a great asset to the Crew overall. He was been taking out enemies with relative ease. Largo’s knowledge of Pokemon Medicine helped us while we scouered the sewers. He knew enough about them to treat their wounds so that they could keep fighting.
We’d been trudging through the sewers for what seemed like an eternity until, after a battle, Frascher started to glow. I was a bit shocked at first, but Largo told me that Frascher was evolving and that it was perfectly safe for him. Largo would know, after all, his Oshowatt had evolved recently.
It was a proud moment for the whole Crew. Frascher quickly got the chance to show off his new battle prowess by beating the stuffing out of a pair of Zubat.
When everyone had calmed down from all the excitement, we pressed on in our search for Team Plasma. We did manage to stumble over a small facility where a scientist was testing the effects of Pokemon poison, and gave us a potion.
After walking around the sewers for what felt like two ice ages, we decided to head back to the start and take the right. Apparently, that’s all it would’ve taken because we found the Team Plasma members right around the corner. Go figure. Largo and I stomped them flat, and as we were about to head deeper into the sewer to look for more of them, Burgh showed up and told us no one else was around.
Largo took off like a shot again in search of more Plasma members while Burgh and I were approached by a man who’d seen the battle earlier. He said that the battle was “astounding. simply astounding.” Burgh then asked if I was going to train more or come by the gym to challenge him, but I think we’re going to head to the Pokecenter and call it a day.
The Crew’s so worn out from such a busy day that I think we ought to relax for a little. We’ll head to the gym tomorrow!
With the third gym battle approaching, evolutions happening, and new members of the Crew arriving, things are really moving along! Be sure to check back next time to see how the gym battle actually goes!