Today we set out on Route 4.
Thanks to a trainer that felt the need to challenge us for no particular reason, Norman wound up evolving into a Raticate! It was another rare, great moment for the Crew.
Following the road north, we came across what looked to be an abandoned town of some sort. Just as we entered the area, we were greeted by a pair of twins who wanted a double battle, so we went along with it.
A Petilil and a Cottonee against Dargon and Niles. Unfortunately, Dargon didn’t have a huge offense presence as he usually does and suffered for it, nearly getting himself killed. Niles, on the other hand, was handing out ass-whoopin’s like they were going out of style and wound up putting down the twins’ team.
After that battle, we ran into another trainer who said that Relic Castle was just ahead, and that we’d have to pass the Desert Resort to get to it. I’d never heard of this place before, so it would be really neat to learn about it and get the chance to visit it and see what it was like.
While we were exploring the Desert Resort, we came across a Sandile. We were hoping it’d become the newest addition to the Crew. Unfortunately Dargon gave it a Low Kick that hit harder than intended and he critically wounded it, but it managed to put a serious hurt on him with a Rock Tomb before going down.
We pressed on in hopes of getting to Nimbasa, but the Sandstorm was making things difficult. We nearly ran into a trainer, and she decided that meant that we needed to have a battle, so we did.
Dargon was in no condition to fight, so I sent in Niles and he was met with a Magby that nearly killed him in one shot. The hell was she feeding that thing? Norman jumped in for Niles and managed to take out the Magby with a single bite, but it left him with a nasty burn. Fortunately, the trainer was nice enough to give me a Rawst Berry to use on Norman to heal his burn.
We carried on, wandering aimlessly through the desert’s sandstorm until we came across the entrance to Relic Castle. It wasn’t exactly what we needed, but it was shelter for the night. We’ll decide what to do tomorrow.
Does the Crew spend time exploring the Castle or do they just wanted to get to Nimbasa? Find out next week!