Today we headed back to the gym and went straight after Burgh.
His room was definitely something to see. It had paint cans all over the place with a rainbow-esque mixing of paints on the floor. It wasn’t just the floor, though; paint seemed to be dripping from the ceiling and walls, as well.
Everyone was still a bit on edge after what happened to Troust, but we decided to go ahead and make the challenge anyway. It went like this…
Burgh started off by mentioning that his Pokemon were incredibly excited to battle the Crew. I think the Crew felt more like getting some revenge.
He started with a Swadloon that was met by Dargon, but unfortunately, his electric attacks did almost nothing, so Frascher took over from there. It took one flame charge from Fascher to drop the Swadloon.
After the Swadloon went down, Burgh sent out a Dwebble, and it was then that the atmosphere in the room really seemed to change. The Crew didn’t care that it wasn’t the same Dwebble that took out Troust, they just wanted it to go down. Frascher met it with a few hard slaps, which actually seemed to do more damage to it than I would’ve guessed. The final slap wound up putting the Dwebble down for good.
Burgh’s final pokemon was a Leavanny. We all knew this was going to be a hard fight, and we could tell just by looking at it.
…or so we thought.
I can chalk up another “I was wrong” because Frascher charged the Leavanny and that was all it took. It went down like a sack of rocks. Burgh seemed pretty happy that I’d beaten him and was all too happy to hand over the Bug Badge.
We made a quick trip to the Pokecenter after the battle and decided to head back to Route 4 to explore it a bit more.
On our way there, we ran into a guy with some blue…thing…wrapped around his head. He asked to check out the Crew, and we agreed. Apparently, Dargon shows more self-confidence than other Elekid do. He was impressed by me only having 3 badges, and turned to leave, but came back to say his name was Colress and that he’s a researcher that studies bringing out the power of Pokemon. His big question seemed to be if it were possible to bring out a Pokemon’s full potiential by building a strong bond with its trainer or if there were other methods to do it.
Of course, to test this, he wanted to battle, but I told him no. He left, telling me that he’d be waiting on Route 4. Glad we’ve got that to look forward to.
Check back next time to see what happens with Corless!