FR Nuzlocke V1-05The twins were sitting at the table as the sun rose. “Liz, you shouldn’t do that.”FR Nuzlocke V1-0522 hours ago in Scraps More Like This
“Why not?” she asked absently, playing with one of the empty pokeballs. She flipped it open and pried the two halves apart until their outsides bumped into each other. The hinges were more flexible than she’d assumed. The whole thing was pretty flexible, actually. It was more like rubber than metal.
“You’re going to get yourself trapped in that thing and I won’t know how to get you out.”
“There are safeguards,” she replied. “Humans can’t be caught. Nor any inanimate object larger than twice the…” had it been mass or volume? She’d read about it extensively but wasn’t quite sure she was remembering correctly. “Nor any object much larger than the ball.” There were other devices for items.
The insides were two
FR Nuzlocke V1-06Azure woke up in one of the Pokemon Center’s tiny rooms. He’d managed to get one of the ones with a window, since he had come in so early. Outside, the sky was still pitch black, and the poliwhirl-shaped clock said it was only 4:30. Sighing, Azure got up and grabbed his pack. He didn’t really want to get up, but that wasn’t going to stop him. What else would he do, lie around until noon when the cleaners came in to kick him out? He had pokemon to train. Two of them, anyway.FR Nuzlocke V1-0622 hours ago in Scraps More Like This
Rattata. They were one of the weakest pokemon, or so he had always heard. It turned out that they could do quite a bit of damage to an untrained mankey. Azure had decided to go out far, skirting most of the early grass to try and get one of the rare caterpillar pokemon early. He’d been told by a trainer that they would range out of the forest sometimes.
It was a rattata he’d found instead, but that was fine.
FR Nuzlocke V1-01“Liz, look,” Azure yelled. “Our cards came in the mail today! We’re real pokemon trainers now.”FR Nuzlocke V1-0122 hours ago in Scraps More Like This
She grabbed her card from his hand. The moment that Alizara pulled it loose from the paper stuck to the back, the timer started. Amazing how the devices could show dynamic information like money and journey time – as well as track the trainer for the League’s computers – while looking no larger or thicker than a credit card. The technology of trainers was as impressive as the pokemon they were able to command. She looked forward to getting pokeballs to examine; how did they grow and shrink without wrinkling?
“What number did you get?” she asked her brother. “I’m getting a Bulbasaur.” Her ID number was 55472, with the final number indicating her starter’s element. According to Grandfather, they had once allowed trainers to choose, but it had caused shortag
FR Nuzlocke V1-07“According to what I’ve read, it will take us approximately 20 hours to get to Pewter City,” Alizara said. Her brother and she were yet again sitting in the Pokemon Center’s main room. Would Pewter City’s Center feel strange, after getting so accustomed to the Viridian one? They were all built in the same design, but they might have some differences in decoration or atmosphere.FR Nuzlocke V1-0722 hours ago in Scraps More Like This
“There’s probably gonna be a protected camp in the middle,” Azure said.
“That would make sense,” Alizara replied. Rising, they grabbed their bags and left the Viridian Pokecenter, hopefully for the last time in a while. Columbia would be staying in her pokeball, as she had been out all of the day before. Alizara let Phyton out first, because his leech seed would make the first pokemon in the forest easier to catch. Murinae was in the next reserve spot on her belt, with Columbia third.
FR Nuzlocke V1-08Alizara sat at the base of a tree, face buried in her arms. Azure couldn’t really be surprised. She was a little… odd. Liz was the type of person who’d probably be able to catch a ralts if she went to Hoenn, Azure thought. He sent Phyton and Tornado out to keep watch and sat next to his sister. “You okay?”FR Nuzlocke V1-0822 hours ago in Scraps More Like This
“Yes.” She had stopped crying, but still didn’t seem like she wanted to move just yet. The twins sat in silence. It was late afternoon, but they could probably get a few more miles in before they had to set up camp. He brought Liz to her feet and continued to walk. Phyton fell in line with Tornado on Liz’s command, though he was more sullen than usual. A pokemon would reflect the mood of its trainer – that was one of the first things a prospective trainer was taught.
“Trainers! I challenge you,” came the call of a young teen, likely fr
FR Nuzlocke V1-09Alizara finally managed to wake up fully, thanks to Phyton jumping on her sleeping bag and croaking an off-key rendition of reveille. She wasn’t going to change her clothes out in the forest, but she did take a few minutes to look presentable. Trainers would be coming down from Pewter soon and challenging her, and she didn’t want to look like some sort of beedrill-raised savage. Phyton was sent back into his pokeball to rest, and Columbia was sent out.FR Nuzlocke V1-0922 hours ago in Scraps More Like This
The first battle of the day was another bug-type trainer named Anthony. Gritting her teeth and remembering what Murinae had spoken of, she fought. Nothing he had was able to take on a pidgey. I wonder what causes some people to train only one type, she mused. They have to know it’s terrible strategy. Alizara really liked bug types too, but she wasn’t going to trade away her balanced team for three more caterpie.
Shortly afterwards, she saw
FR Nuzlocke V1-02Alizara, Azure, and their pokemon finally arrived in Viridian City a few hours before sunset. Inferno had been returned to his pokeball about a mile before reaching town, having taken a hard hit from a pidgey. Phyton was dragging his feet, and nuzzled up to Alizara as soon as they reached the protected city limits. It might not have looked very far on the map, but Route 1 was a long way to walk on the short legs of a bulbasaur.FR Nuzlocke V1-0222 hours ago in Scraps More Like This
“Do you want to go look around?” Azure asked.
“I want to go straight to the pokemon center,” Alizara said. The last few miles had been the worst. “Besides, Inferno and Phyton will want to look around too, and they need to be healed first.”
“Good,” Azure said, so quietly that Alizara could barely hear. Inferno wasn’t too badly hurt, but Alizara could see that he worried about his charmander.
The pokemon center was in the middle of the town square, in a s
FR Nuzlocke V1-03[Scent-of-strange-fruit-behind-whiskers] foraged around near the edge of the human nesting ground. A few of the dry berries she liked grew nearby, though they didn’t quite smell ripe today. She considered going in to get at the vegetables the humans planted next to their burrows. Normally, it was considered smart to go in only after nightfall. Where was the fun in that?FR Nuzlocke V1-0322 hours ago in Scraps More Like This
She got almost to the edge of the trees when she heard a pair of humans approach. Peeking her nose from under the bush she’d darted under, [Scent-of-strange-fruit-behind-whiskers] saw that they were a pack of four, the humans flanked by two exotic pokemon. “There should be some pokemon to catch around here somewhere,” one of them said.
Catch? Did I hear right? Her tail twitched. Sometimes humans would take on some of their prey as pack members instead of food. They called this “Catching”. It would be s
FR Nuzlocke V1-04Alizara woke up in her room for what would likely be the last time in quite a while. It was comfortable, in an overly-busy kind of way. The pale gray walls were covered in frames full of embroidery. Pokemon were a common subject. In a place of honor was her largest work – a mural of the pokemon around Mt. Moon, featuring a few clefairy and a large number of her favorite pokemon: Paras.FR Nuzlocke V1-0422 hours ago in Scraps More Like This
Between the walls were the usual sort of furniture that a bedroom would have. Alizara had been so excited to leave that she had not cleaned up, and the floor and table still had beads and bits of wire scattered around. A few pieces of finished jewelry hung on chains from a large cork board over the table where she worked. For a moment Alizara considered putting one on, but while she enjoyed making them, the skill level they were made at made them look childish and clumsy compared to real jewelry. Instead, she scooped everything up and put it into a