The Mountain Trail Apr 13, 2022 12:38:03 GMT 11
Post by CrystalFox on Apr 13, 2022 12:38:03 GMT 11
The Mountain Trail
Nestled between some trees and bushes, in the joining of Route 38 and Route 39, is a hidden pathway leading up into the forested side of the mountains. The paths are overrun by vegetation, and the trees are tall and their boughs block out most of the sun. Traversing this area can be tricky and perilous, so watch your step. Working your way up the many stairs, and along the stone path, it branches off. There are many directions to go, most winding back on themselves, or leading to dead ends.
Many of the Pokemon that live along the mountain side don't like trespassers, and will attack. But they're not the only ones. The occupants of the mountain complex do not want you getting closer and have set traps for you and your Pokemon. Before each encounter you have a 1/5 chance to avoid a trap, the wild Pokemon delight in the opportunity to attack while you are distracted, and will ambush you. Once you have successfully made your way through the Mountain Trail, you start to figure out where the traps are being set. Either that or you've just triggered a lot of them already. Your chances to avoid traps are increased to 1/3.
Being a member of Team Rocket you've been given a guide on the correct path up the mountain. Meaning you are likely to encounter less Pokemon on the way up, unless you dawdle of course, and as long as you follow instructions, you shouldn't step in any traps.
If you trigger one of three traps before an encounter you will face a penalty as you attempt to free yourself and your Pokemon, or merely get your bearings. The three potential traps are:
- Harmless Snare - Caught up in a snare like trap, you waste a turn trying to free yourself and your Pokemon. You are unable to attack for the first round.
- Sticky Web - You get wrapped up in a sticky web, shot at you from an unknown source. Your Speed is reduced by 1 at the start of the battle.
- Pitfall - Oh no! It looks like someone dug a small hole here. You fall into a pitfall trap, getting covered in mud. It looks like some got into your eyes as well. Your Accuracy is reduced by 1 at the start of the battle.
The Overgrown Paths - Sub Area
The paths you walk are overgrown with moss, the underbrush of the surrounding forests creep over the edges, in places it's so thick you can barely see your feet. The steps are especially perilous, slippery and slick with damp moss. The ever present sound of buzzing bugs and chirping birds marks your way.
Wild Levels -1 to +3 of your party's average
The Mountain Forest - Sub Area
Tall trees cover the side of the mountain, darkening the path, as they block out as much sun as possible. In some areas the leaves are thinner and the light shines through. If you're brave enough, you can walk off the broken stone path to walk through the forest instead. But you better keep an eye on where you're going if you don't want to get lost.
There are less traps the further away you go from the path, but the Pokemon here are far more aggressive. Your chances of avoiding a trap are 1/3 or 1/2 if you've already made your way through successfully. But all battles here will be Double Battles.
Wild Levels -1 to +3 of your party's average
|Ultra Rare (1/16)|
The Summit - Boss Area
While it's not the summit of the mountain itself, this is the plateau that holds the Mountainside Complex. The overgrown pathways lead into a large open area, the tall mountain face looming in the distance. The grass here is long, reaching most people's knees. Wading through the open area, you'll soon see a high metal fence completely cutting off access to the Complex. The top is covered in barbed wire. There are no gaps, no holes, just a singular metal gate that has some kind of scanner attached to it. Covering the fence are numerous signs, some are warnings, others are threats, most are the same red R stamped on a black background.
The Pokemon here are trained to attack on sight, and are clever enough to do it in a group. After all, for every stray wanderer they successfully get rid of, they get mounds of treats and pets for good behaviour. The battle here will be a Triple Battles. If you are not a member of Team Rocket you cannot skip this area. The Pokemon here cannot be captured.
Being a member of Team Rocket the Pokemon know not to attack you, but they still expect a reward. You must spend some time positively interacting with the Pokemon, or you can bring a treat for the Pokemon (any item of your choice in your Inventory) and the Pokemon will not bother you. If you don't do one of these things, the Pokemon will become aggressive and expect a battle instead.
Levels -1 to +1 of your party's average