Vitra's feet were soaked from the rain and cold from the snow melting; she was alone for now, her pokemon warm and dry inside their pokeballs while she carried on. It might have been wiser to just wait to let the water soak into the ground, but she could see the city not too far away, and she was determined to make it. She could rest when she was there. At least the sun was bright and warm above her; she was reminded of one pokemon she'd been lucky enough to adopt and decided to release it from its ball so she would have some company.
The Starly was out a moment later, a high-pitched trill announcing its emergence. It came to land on Vitra's shoulder, fluffing its feathers and settling comfortably with the rocking motion of Vitra's stride. Almost at the same moment, Vitra spotted another trainer and perked up, lifting the arm not occupied by a Starly in greeting. "Hey! Hi there! I'm Vitra! What's your name?" All said in a single breath and she waited expectantly for a reply, bright-eyed at meeting another trainer in a hopefully friendly encounter. Hunter
Tristan had been making his way towards Cherrygrove City, the blonde haired boy appeared to be in no particular rush as he took the time to appreciate the scenery around him. Tristan's pair of red and white converse shoes and his orange socks were drenched from the snow that had been melting on the route, luckily for the brown eyed male he was used to water and felt well and truly in his element when around it, after all his life so far had been spent being surrounded by water so this was nothing knew to him.
Tristan had been attempting to spin one of his empty pokeball's on his index finger on his right hand as he walked along the route to keep himself occupied when not admiring the scenery, albeit he wasn't finding much success as he mostly found himself catching the falling capture device before it fell to the ground. Tristan's rhythm was interrupted so suddenly as a young girl, small to be sure made her presence known as she introduced herself as Vitra. A smile could be seen on Tristan's face as he acknowledged the auburn haired girls greeting and noticed a Starly, an avian Pokémon with a primarily grayish-brown plumage perched upon the girl's shoulder,
"Well hello there Vitra, it's nice to meet you, I'm Tristan and who do we have here accompanying you?"
Tristan motioned with his head towards the Starly that was perched on Vitra's shoulder, this young girl was very likely a pokemon trainer so for Tristan to get to know some other individuals choosing the same career path as him was a cool bonus to the already awesome perks that came with the lifestyle choice. Tristan was consciously wary about Vitra however, his experience so far with other trainers had been hot and cold as he had the pleasure of meeting and battling Youngster Mikey and also the displeasure of having to teach the crimson haired boy a lesson in respect, Tristan was feeling fairly confident that Vitra was simply an energetic young girl looking to make friends.
The boy glanced back at her greeting, holding a pokeball in his hands. He gave a nod and a greeting of his own before gesturing and asking about the bird pokemon. Vitra glanced at it too and gingerly used a finger to scratch its head, smiling as it chirred appreciation. "This is Kuro. I got him from an adoption place. I thought he might enjoy hanging out. My others wouldn't like it much, I don't think." One foot kicked lightly at the water, trying to keep from intentionally splashing Tristan before dropping back as she sighed.
"It's nice to meet you too! Are you heading to Cherrygrove? I was just on the way to their Pokemon Center, I caught a Rattata and it needs to be healed up, and maybe I'll spend the night there. Give everything a chance to dry up, you know?" Another glance down at the water pooled over her shoes before lifting her gaze. "We could walk together if you are? What pokemon do you have, if you don't mind me asking? I have four- that Rattata and Kuro here, and a Bulbasaur and a Sentret. Can you believe it? And I've barely started my journey!"
Vitra introduced Kuro the Starly and indicated that he was an adopted avian, so many trainers these days would capture their own pokemon, breed them or trade for them, it however took a kind hearted person to adopt a pokemon and give it a family to be a part of, it seemed Vitra was one of those kind hearted people by the looks of things. Before Tristan could respond to Vitra he was seemingly bombarded by her boundless energy, the blonde haired boy could see how excited the young girl was and he was sure she could talk while underwater with a mouthful of marbles,
"Yes I am in fact off to Cherrygrove to refresh myself and my two pokemon partners in Nami the Squirtle and Neptune the Horsea!"
Tristan had a rather surprised look on his face as Vitra mentioned that she already had four pokemon this early into her journey, it did make the blonde haired boy reflect on his own team and he was aware that to truly compete as a pokemon trainer he would have to continue to grow his team in numbers, of course it would be filled with water type pokemon naturally. Vitra kindly asked if Tristan wanted to walk onward to Cherrygrove together, the blonde haired boy was heading their anyways so it would be both a rather rude and insensible act to turn down her offer,
"Alright let's walk and talk together Vitra towards Cherrygrove City!"
It didn't quite occur to Vitra that she ought to slow down; everything was still new and exciting and she was enjoying all of it. The freedom of being on her own, doing whatever she wanted when she wanted to do it. Life back home had been full of orders and constant scoldings if she so much as suggested doing something that didn't mesh with what her mother or father thought she should do. But here, away from the ever-watchful eyes of her parents and the brother always quick to point out that she should do as told and nothing else... how could she not be happy?
"Oh, are you trying to stick to water-types then? That's neat. I just- want all of them." A slightly more sheepish grin crossed Vitra's face, hoping that didn't seem too greedy of her. But then, she couldn't be the only one with that sort of goal, right? "I don't really care about being the best of the best, just catching as many as I can and seeing the world. Just going where I want to go, you know?" She gave the Starly another gentle rub and then moved to walk with Tristan as he set off. "Great! Oh and thanks. You're the first other trainer I've actually met, but I haven't been on this journey for long. I'm betting I'll meet all kinds of people. This is going to be so much fun!"
As Tristan listened to Vitra talk he could confirm one thing for certain, she was very much a social butterfly that would have no difficulties making friends both human along her journey throughout the Johto region. Vitra's goals were different from Tristan's, vastly so in fact. Tristan's entire focus was directed towards collecting water type pokemon and creating an unstoppable team of them to challenge each of the regional gym leaders and the move onto the elite four challenge before finally besting the champion.
"I'm from Pacifidlog Town in the Hoenn region, I grew up by the water so water type pokemon are my go to"
Tristan noticed Vitra gently rub her Starly, despite how young the pairs journey must have been they clearly shared a special bond between human and pokemon, something that could be cherished and someone to lean on when things get tough. As Vitra noted to Tristan that he was the first trainer that she'd met, it gave the blonde haired boy an immediate recency flashback to his experiences already this fresh into his own journey. Tristan believed it would be a good idea to warn Vitra ahead of time should she have the displeasure of meeting the crimson haired boy that he had crossed paths with earlier on in the day,
"Just be careful Vitra, not all trainers are as jovial and free spirited as us, in fact I've already had the disdain of having to meet a crimson haired brat boy earlier"
The flooding weather usually caused most Pokemon to run and seek shelter. Several small furry purple rodents could be seen darting off through thick tufts of tall grasses and past large green bushes as they ran off to find a safe place to hide. Reddish-brown feathered birds and bright blue feathered birds soared high in the sky, calling out to their families off in the distance. Most darted into the trees and disappeared to their nests, with only the occasional bird flapping its wings above the water-soaked land in the dreary skies. One lone brown-and-tan raccoon with a singular black banded stripe over its eyes zig-zagged across the opening entrance to the city and disappeared down a ditch and into a small tunneled hole in the earth.
“No, you ugly weeds!” Two bright yellow seedlings bounced merrily down the open street and zipped past the bright blonde-haired boy and the young auburn-haired lass. They seemed to be having the time of their lives, as they hopped-skipped away in a mad dash to escape the booming voice behind them. A large, burly old shop keep whose receding hairline darted around the sides of his head to create a weird tuft of hair on top like a rat’s nest came running after the two Pokemon. “Hey, you two! Can you stop those seedlings?!" The old shop keep yelled, pointing a hand in the direction of the Sunkern.
Atop one of the Sunkern’s heads was a small necklace that it had gripped inside of the leaves that shot out from the top of the seedling. The other yellow seed with dark brown stripes clung to a ring. Although it would be hard to tell, upon close inspection by an authentic jeweler both the ring and the necklace were made from 24 karat gold. The necklace was on a long gold chain, through wrapped into a bundle now, and had two hearts nestled together with open space where one could insert two tiny pictures. Would Vitra and Tristan choose to work together to put a stop to the madmen Sunkern, or would the turn a blind eye to the shop keep’s woes?
An old shop keep begs Vitra and Tristan to help out!
Sunkern [Level 8] and Sunkern [Level 6] are getting away fast! What will the two do?
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Growing up by the water, Vitra could understand how he'd prefer water-types. She didn't have any such preferences, but to each their own- right? That was the beauty of being on your own, doing whatever you wanted to do without anyone being able to tell you no. Her gaze flicked back to Tristan as he mentioned the possibility of meeting people who were less friendly; she didn't necessarily disbelieve him, but it was still hard to imagine ever having to deal with them herself. "What happened?" she asked, curious.
Hardly were the words out of her mouth before two Pokemon came hopping past as quickly as they could go; the sparkle of the sun off jewelry caught Vitra's eye and Kuro chirped in surprise. The girl turned as the shop-keeper called out- those must be his things. Why were the Sunkern trying to steal things from him? "Kai!"
Grabbing the Rattata's pokeball from her waist, Vitra released her. "Them, Kai!" she called, and pointed at the fleeing seed pokemon. "Stop them!"
Whipping around without a second's hesitation, Kai was off as soon as her gaze fell on the Sunkern and she raced after them. It was easy enough to catch up, and as she did she aimed to leap at them, to trip them up and stop them from running any further. Vitra ran to catch up, Kuro now flying overhead to avoid getting bounced around on her shoulder.Egg word count: 239
Vitra appeared intrigued at Tristan's remarking regarding not all trainers being king and caring as she pressed him to explain further what had occurred. The thoughts of the whole situation that had occurred irked Tristan quite a bit as he could visually depict the crimson haired boy treating his Chikorita like it was some sort of slave, it was an unpleasant sight to say the least.
"I didn't actually catch the knucklehead's name but just be careful of a fellow with crimson coloured hair, he is a piece of work!"
Both Tristan and Vitra's attention was quickly diverted to a pair of mostly yellow, seed-like Pokémon that had a small sprout growing out of its top. The pokemon had triangular, spike-like protrusions on top of its head, encircling the sprout and its body had three broad, brown, vertical stripes. Two of the stripes start jaggedly above Sunkern's dark eyes and continue downward, the final stripe could be seen directly below Sunkern's mouth.
As Tristan looked closer upon the pokemon he noticed what appeared to be jewellery, how peculiar. Not long after noticing the pair of pokemon an old shop keeper came chasing after the seedlings furiously pointing towards the pair. After a moment the shop-keeper asked Vitra and Tristan to help him retrieve his stolen jewellery. Tristan turned to look towards Vitra to see what she would do, she was already on top of the situation however as she released her Rattata from its pokeball and motioned for it to give chase to the fleeing seedling pokemon.
Tristan was seemingly a step behind the eight ball so to speak, despite the frantic nature of the situation he didn't seem at all worried as he retrieved a pokeball from his pocket. The pokemon inside of the pokeball was his recently acquired Remoraid known as Poseidon. The rest of Tristan's team were still resting and recuperating from their action filled day earlier on. As Tristan tossed the pokeball into the air out from it emerged Poseidon the Remoraid, the light blue, fish-like Pokémon with saucer-like eyes, and a mouth with four pointed teeth immediately noticed the pair of seedling pokemon creating distance between themselves and their chasers,
"Poseidon, I need your help! Catch those little rascals!"
Tristan's Poseidon and Vitra's Kai were now working together in pursuit of the thieve like seedling pokemon. The situation that had arisen had presented an opportunity for Tristan and Vitra to work together, much to the delight of the worried old shopkeeper who appeared visibly concerned that his jewellery would not be returned, Tristan was confident that he and Vitra would be able to handle this new challenge with no problems what so ever.
Even though Vitra and Tristan reacted fast, the sunkern had managed to get a good head start and they managed to disappear into a bush before anyone could stop them. "Nonononono! My wife is going to kill me!" The shopkeeper wailed while rushing after the others, although he couldn't keep up at all.
Tatakai was the first one to burst through the bush, and straight into a big puddle which soaked her to the skin, Poseidon wasn't bothered at all when he landed in the water, if anything it made his movements easier. But where were the sunkern? There was plenty of tall grass and dense undergrowth here to hide the seed pokemon but they couldn't have come far. A patch of grass rustled, but nothing was there when checked, something shimmered on the bottom of another nearby puddle, but that ended up just being a bottle cap reflecting the light.
It would take a bit of searching before something shining caught their eyes, which was in the first bush they had crashed through. Upon closer inspection it was the stolen necklace which hung around a sprout near one of the roots of the bush. The moment someone tried to take it, the sprout jerked away. The Sunkern was hiding in plain sight! The other one with the ring was quickly spotted after that, it had hid among the leaves at the edge of the bush, but neither sunkern wanted to give up their pretty treasure. "Please, don't damage the jewelry, I beg you!" The shopkeeper said urgently as he had finally caught up with the rest.
Sunkern [Level 8] and Sunkern [Level 6] has gotten intercepted! What will you do now?
(ooc: no moves were called so no battle started, also Taxx, Kai is already used in another battle, if you wish to use her in this battle, she will gain no exp.)
Kai's attempted tackle failed as she splashed face-first into the puddle on the other side of the bush, squeaking in displeasure as she hopped out of it to drier ground and began immediately grooming herself. There was no sign of the yellow and brown striped Pokemon she'd sprang for, and she grumbled to Poseidon as she shook out her fur. "Did you see which way they went?"
Vitra's push through the bushes was more careful, skirting the puddle and cradling her arms as Kai scrambled up her leg, using the height to get a better look around. Her gaze sharpened at the sparkle of the sun on metal, and Vitra spotted it herself a moment later. She took a step forward to pick it up, only to freeze when she realized the necklace was still hung around the Sunkern's sprout. She stepped back and waved a hand at the shopkeeper. "Don't worry, sir, we'll be careful. Right?" she asked, looking up at Tristan with a grin.
"Robak!" she called, tugging the Wurmple's pokeball from her waist and releasing her. "Use Tackle!" She pointed Robak toward the slightly smaller Sunkern and watched as the Wurmple began to rush the grass-type, moving as fast as she could go toward her opponent.