Dani's Trainer Interview! This month's guest;Sandy Katayko
"This thing's on right? ...OH CRAP! Uhh, hello listeners! Sorry about that, the mic's been on the fritz for the past few hours and I wanted to make sure we were good to go before we hit the airwaves. For listeners new and old, this is Dani's Trainer Interview! Each month I interview a trainer currently progressing through Johto! How I track them down is my secret, though!
I then ask them a series of questions, some candid and some not, and you hear the answers live! It's so nice out today... and nice is all our next interviewee is! We've just spotted miss Sandy Katayko taking a stroll with her Squirtle. Let's get this party started!"
Dani: SANDY! SANDY KATAYKO! Can you stop for a moment? I'd like to interview you! Sandy: O-okay, I guess an interview can't hurt...
Dani: Wonderful! So... welcome to the interview! How are you feeling right now? Sandy: Well…I think I had something to do but I supposed that I had the time for an interview and well, that’s why I’m here.
Dani: Eh whatever, no one cares about that. What got you started on your journey? Sandy: Well, I used to help Elm out in his lab since I mostly had spare time, when this Squirtle caught my attention, I didn’t think it would be that hard to let some other trainer take her, but when someone tried…I guess I kind of just decided I really didn’t want to lose her. I’d like to say I wanted badges and wanted to see the world, but that’s not what happened.
Dani: Oh I see. *scribbles furiously on a notepad* Is there a particular type of Pokémon you prefer above all others? Sandy: Well, not really. I have a fire type or two that are always with me, but I like them all. Normal, Water, Fire, any are fine as long as I can work with them.
Dani: What about a type you absolutely despise? Sandy: Well…it isn’t not a type really, but I don’t want to get into it.
Dani: Well phooey to that! So I did some research on you and I gotta ask... What makes you so skittish? Sandy: A bad experience when I was little, I left me really scared of making my own choices, because I was always afraid it would lead to something that would hurt me or someone else. Why did you research me o.o
Dani: Nevermind that. Hmm, d'you have any long-term goals you want to accomplish? Sandy: Well, settling down is certainly a long term goal of mine. Traveling is nice and all, and I’m a long way from settling in with someone anytime soon, but it’s a nice thought sometimes.
Dani: Ooooh really? Moving on... Alright, name your favourite moment of your journey so far. Sandy: My favourite? Oh wow…I have plenty. Though I’d need to say one that sticks out to me most is winning at the Bon Festival. That was really the first time I had battled in front of so many people, and my Diglett helped me a lot in the end when it came to keeping my morale up.
Dani: I hear you're afraid of thunderstorms. (How do I know this? I have my sources..) What would you do, then, if a miniature thundercloud appeared magically over your head right now? Sandy: I really don’t want to think about that…or how you know that. I would probably shut down, because when I hear thunder or see lightning. My heart beats really fast so I guess I try to calm myself when I do that.
Dani: Oh my! Related to that last question, do you dislike Electric types because of that? Sandy: Well, not unless their attacks are directed at me. It might quicken my heart rate a bit to see the kind of power they have, but no electric Pokemon have tried to hurt me, so I’m not going to dislike them just because I don’t like the powers they use. It isn’t their fault, right?
Dani: Obligatory question time! Tell us, what are you like as a person? Sandy: Well... I can’t really say I’m that great. I don’t believe in saying good things about yourself, because if you really are that great, other people will tell you…even if you don’t think so yourself. I just hope people see me as a good person at least.
Dani: If the youth named Silver bumped into you on the street, called you a worthless piece of scum and spit on you, would you; a) throw an ice cream cone at his face; b) kick him in the shins; or c) surround him with butterflies and flowers that shoot radioactive laser beams? Sandy: I uh…don’t know what Kind of question that is but do I have to answer that…the last two sound pretty painful. I guess if I had too, and there was no chance to walk away, I’d throw the ice cream at him… Why do I sound upset? Uh, I’m not upset at all! Can we move to the next question please?
Dani: When was the last time you cried? ANSWER THIS HONESTLY OR I'LL SPORK YOU. Sandy: I’m not crying now! Um..maybe just a little, but you know, getting called scum and getting spit on sounds pretty hurtful…
Dani: Goodness me, go fetch this girl some tissues! Anyways.. if you found a wallet on the ground and no one was nearby, would you take it? Sandy: Oh no, I have enough money, why would I want someone’s wallet. If it seemed like no one was going to claim it, I’d find a lost and found or something, I’d feel guilty taking something like that.
Dani: Before you die, is there anything you'd like to do? A bucket list of sorts? Sandy: Well, there are some things I’d like to do. I’ve never really been to the top of Mount Silver, but it sounds like something I’d like to do before I die.
Dani: Your team is exhausted, the champion's room is in ruins, and the champion himself bows before you, utterly defeated, You have triumphed over the greatest trial any trainer goes through. What's the first thing you do? Sandy: Well, I’d probably heal my team, if you want the technical answer. But I couldn’t even describe the kind of pride I’d feel if that happened, and the first thing I would want to do is go home and see my mom. Traveling gets lonely, and the prize isn’t worth anything if you don’t have anyone to share any kind of joy with.
Dani: Sentimental sap. So, what's your favourite hobby? Sandy: Well, I actually really like playing the Piano. I’m no pro or anything, but I don’t think I’m that terrible either.
Dani: ENOUGH OF THE BORING STUFF. Tell us; are there any boys out there that catch your eye? Sandy: U-Uhm…well, do you m-mean names? O-or what I look for in someone? I ah… d-don’t want to tell you that because th-that’s something I really…Berry, don’t look at me like that!
Dani: Teehee! Someone's in luuuurve! But oh no! An old man just picked his nose for five minutes in front of you. What do you think of that? Sandy: I think that I probably need to buy him a box of tissues or some…hand sanitizer or something.
Dani: Is there anywhere in the world you'd particularly love to visit? Sandy: I really want to visit Sunnyshore City in Sinnoh. Actually, anywhere with a beach would be fine, I lived in Fotree City as a kid and I live in New Bark Town now, so I never got a chance to go to one.
Dani: Fun under the sun! What's your idea of a perfect day? Sandy: An idea of a perfect day for me would be to get everything I wanted to do in that day done, since I normally don’t.
Dani: Oh you're a bit lazy eh? Hmm, how would you react if someone ran up to you and shaved your head? Sandy: I think I’d be really upset…I kind of like my hair. I-I hope that didn’t sound self absorbed, I’m really not! Er... oh I should probably stop talking again.
Dani: Meeting someone for the first time, what are you likely to do or say? Sandy: Well, my reactions to meeting different people vary depending on who they are, but I try to be as polite as possible.
Dani: 4/3 of people can't do fractions. Are you one of them? Sandy: I…really can’t… I was never very strong in math, but my brother is. I think that’s where all the brain cells for that went to sometimes.
Dani: I'm no math whiz either. That's why I stick to reporting. So, what kind of food do you like to eat? Sandy: I really like homemade soup. Oh, and rice and vegetable rolls are pretty good too, but my mom makes them better than anyone I know.
Dani: Parting question; How the you yellow man for bowl soccer peanut? Sandy: …Pardon? I didn’t understand the question...
"And sorry, but that's all the time we have for today folks! Thank you, miss Sandy Katayko, for helping with this interview and I hope you and your little lover boy settle down in the future! This is Dani signing out, see you next time!"
Dani's Trainer Interview! This month's guest;Schuylar Walker
"This thing's on right? ...OH CRAP! Uhh, hello listeners! Sorry about that, the mic's been on the fritz for the past few hours and I wanted to make sure we were good to go before we hit the airwaves. For listeners new and old, this is Dani's Trainer Interview! Each month I interview a trainer currently progressing through Johto! How I track them down is my secret, though!
I then ask them a series of questions, some candid and some not, and you hear the answers live! It's a bit chilly out today, but I can assure you the cold hasn't stopped our next interviewee from being outside! Let's go say hi to Schuylar Walker!"
Dani: SCHUYLAR! SCHUYLAR WALKER! Can you stop for a moment? I'd like to interview you! Schuylar: Oh you do, do you? Alright I guess.
Dani: Welcome to the interview! How are you feeling right now? You have a weird name. Schuylar: Fantastic, thanks for asking! Everything has been awesome so far, even though I'm just starting out. Probably better than most, if I don't say so myself. Ehehe...
Dani: Eh whatever, no one cares about that. What got you started on your journey? Schuylar: Well, to be completely honest, I almost died. I was on a trip with my parents, and for some reason, I though chasing a Ditto was a good idea. To make a long story short, the chase disrupted a herd of Tauros, and I was almost crushed to death. But this guy in a flashy cape flew by on a Dragonite and saved me. Ever since, I've wanted to be a Dragon Tamer so I could meet that man again and thank him.
Dani: Is there a particular type of Pokémon you prefer above all others? Schuylar: The Dragon type, without a doubt.
Dani: What about a type you absolutely despise? Schuylar: Uh... I haven't really thought about that one. I don't really hate any type, I guess. Every type has its advantages and disadvantages.
Dani: If a Salamence touched down in front of you, how would you react to it? Schuylar: A Salamence??? I would scream and try to hug it - I mean, I'd throw every Pokeball I had at it and hope to catch it. ... What? I'm serious!
Dani: Any goals you wish to accomplish during your journey, other than collecting badges? Schuylar: To become the world's best Dragon Tamer, and to thank the Dragon Tamer who saved me.
Dani: Alright, name your favourite moment of your journey so far. Schuylar: So far? Probably starting off from New Bark Town. It was just so perfect, and you never really forget your first steps on your journey.
Dani: My sources tell me you were almost killed during a stampede of Miltank and Tauros. Are you frightened of them because of that? Schuylar: Eh... I'm not fond of them, certainly. Alone they don't frighten me too much. But if a herd of them charged after me again, you could bet that I'd freak out and run away.
Dani: How was life growing up in Unova? Schuylar: Certainly much different from living here! I can't really say that it was good or bad, since my parents traveled a lot. But there's a lot more of a shift toward urbanization there. In some cases, it comes really close to infringing on the natural habitat of some types of Pokemon, which is worrisome. But there's also a lot of respect for the past and a desire to preserve the environment, which helps balance everything out. All in all, I'm glad I grew up there.
Dani: Obligatory question time! Tell us, what are you like as a person? Schuylar: Confident and outgoing! Haha, but seriously, I am. I don't normally get all introspective, but I do trust in myself and my abilities as a trainer. I trust my team too, and anyone who makes a good impression on me. But if you annoy me, you better watch out! I'm not the type to forgive easily, so a bad first impression is generally the last impression you'll make on me.
Dani: If Silver accosted you on the beach while you were sunbathing (just roll with this darling!), said you were fat and your skin was paler than a bleached whale, would you; a) bash him in the head with a rolled up towel; b) kick sand in his face; or c) zap him with a mutation ray gun that caused him to sprout tentacles all over his body? Schuylar: Uh... Sunbathing? Nevermind that, on to what that jerk Silver said! Ooh, that guy really annoys me! Next time I see him, I'm gonna beat him all the way into next Sunday! ... Sorry, got a bit carried away. I'd probably have to go with Option C. Then he'd look like the monster he is.
Dani: When was the last time you cried? Schuylar: Ah... Well, actually, when I almost lost to Silver. I was so desperate to win, and even when I did, Zippo almost died, and there was nothing that I could do...
Dani: Zippo, as in the lighter? There's a little kid crying out for their mommy in the middle of a busy street! Would you stop to help them? Schuylar: Of course! What kind of person would just leave a kid crying in the street?! You'd have to be a real jerk to just leave him there.
Dani: Did you know sarcasm is the last refuge of the imaginatively bankrupt? Schuylar:Of course! What kind of person NO. Really? I never knew.
Dani: Your team is exhausted, the champion's room is in ruins, and the champion himself bows before you, utterly defeated, You have triumphed over the greatest trial any trainer goes through. What's the first thing you do? Schuylar: Scream at the top of my lungs, "I DID IT!!!"
Dani: Out of your current party, which Pokémon is your favourite? Schuylar: Hmm... Tough choice. I love all of my Pokemon, but I'd have to go with Zippo, my Charmander. After all, he is my starter, so he's been with me the longest. Plus, Fire Pokemon are cool!
Dani: Are there any boys that catch your eye? Schuylar: Um... I haven't really taken the time to look... The only guys I've met are Silver and some kid named Joey. Joey's not even close to my age, so I couldn't care less. And Silver is a jerk. A big, mean jerk. ... I mean, I guess if he wasn't such a jerk, maybe he'd be sort of... kinda... attractive... Why are you laughing?!
Dani: I'm totally *snort* not laughing.. Some sick, balding man in a Poké Mart turns around and sneezes on you! Ewwww, what do you do now? Schuylar: Yell at him to learn to cover his mouth. That's just gross. Some people say I have anger issues. I have no idea what they're talking about.
Dani: Is there anywhere in the world you'd particularly love to visit? Schuylar: Well, I've been all sorts of places, but I really want to visit the Dragon's Den. I mean, it's the Dragon's Den, where the Dragon Temple is. It's practically the most important place a Dragon Tamer can go. I'd also really like to visit some places with real history, like the Tin Tower and Burned Tower here in Johto, or maybe the Spear Pillar in Sinnoh.
Dani: What's your idea of a perfect day? Schuylar: Probably something similar to how the past few days have been: sunny skies, light breeze, not too hot. I'd like to sit under a tree and read a book, or maybe go on a hike and find some ruins or something interesting.
Dani: There's an obnoxious woman holding up a line for ice cream on a hot summer day. Would you confront her? Schuylar: Well, someone has to, right? ... Right?
Dani: Meeting someone for the first time, what are you likely to do or say? Schuylar: Confidently introduce myself with a firm handshake and a smile. What can I say? I'm a people person.
Dani: d0 y0u $p3ak 1337? Schuylar: 707a11y.
Dani: Oh no, hunger strikes! What food best whets your appetite? Schuylar: Bread! I could eat bread forever...
Dani: Parting question; I can count to potato! Can you? Schuylar: Of course! Can't everyone?
"And sorry, but that's all the time we have for today folks! Thank you, miss Schuylar Walker, for the interview! Let's hope you don't get trampled by a herd of Tauros any time soon. This is Dani signing out, see you next time!"
Dani's Trainer Interview! This month's guest;Justin Pryce
"How's my hair? ...eugh, give me that hat then. Whew, that's bett- OH! Uh, hi there everyone! Sorry, winter weather plays havoc on my hair, if you didn't already guess that. For listeners new and old, this is Dani's Trainer Interview! Each month I interview a trainer currently progressing through Johto! How I track them down is my secret, though!
I then ask them a series of questions, some candid and some not, and you hear the answers live! It's very cold out and there's loads of snow, but out here in the middle of it all is photographer extraordinaire, Justin Pryce! Let's swoop in for a quick and sweet interview!"
Dani: JUSTIN PRYCE! Stop taking my picture teehee please. I'd like to interview you! Justin: Oh, sorry, one sec... alright, ready when you are.
Dani: Welcome to the interview! How are you feeling right now? Justin: Pretty good! Hoping I don't mess any'a this up, ta be honest...
Dani: Eh whatever, no one cares about that. What got you started on your journey? Justin: Oh! Good question! Hmmm. Photography. Been into it since I was a kid, but I finally decided to get off my butt and do something with my self.
Dani: What's the deal with the stripe tattoos? Justin: I lost a bet. Now, don't get me wrong. I love Raikou. It's my dream to take a clear shot picture of 'em, but my buds and I were out drinking one night and we were bettin' on something, and I lost so they decided I had to get Raikou tattoos. I like 'em though. Just wish I could remember what I lost the bet on...
Dani: Probably who could count to potato the fastest... I hear you're a fairly laid-back dude. Does that charm the ladies? Justin: HA! I must have a sign that says 'STAY AWAY FROM ME' glued to my forehead. The accent gets to 'em, but other than that... To be honest, I don't really come across many ladies in my travels.
Dani: Mmhm, I see... well! Let's talk about your camera. Is there a time you'll never be seen with it, or is it practically glued to you? Justin: It's usually glued to me, but i'm gettin' better 'bout that. My team enjoys the pictures, but they're letting me know when it's time to put the camera up and focus solely on tha task at hand. But if it's not in my hands being used, it's still most certainly on me.
Dani: Any goals you wish to accomplish during your journey, other than collecting badges? Justin: Badges are just'a extra thing. I'm aiming to be a better-than-decent Pokemon photographer, so traveling around growing stronger with my Pokemon is allowing me to travel around and see Pokemon that aren't necessarily seen in Azalea.
Dani: Alright, name your favourite moment of your journey so far. Justin: Hmmmm. I dunno... I was poisoned the other day by a Bayleef... Um... That's not my favorite though.. I guess... maybe i'll count meeting all of my team mates as one time, how does that sound?
Dani: What got you so interested in the legendary Pokémon Raikou? (I have my sources, boyo. Hehehe...) Justin: Well, for one, he's a freaking tiger. Ha! I love 'em. But really though, he's powerful, and he's electric, my favorite type of Pokemon. I dunno. I guess the elusive nature of the Pokemon just draws me in, I guess. Pretty neat if ya think 'bout it.
Dani: Which Pokémon, out of all the ones you own, are you most closely bonded with? Justin: Oh, I dunno... we're all pretty close. I'd say it would probably be Simba, my Luxio, though Dayn, Surreo and I are pretty close...
Dani: Obligatory question time! Tell us, what are you like as a person? Justin: Hmmm. Pretty laid back. I go with the flow, but definitely appreciate and love excitement and adventure.
Dani: If there was a group of Silver clones that cornered you on a city street, and, in full view of everyone, pantsed you, would you; a) hike up your pants and run; b) go inSTAIN and destroy them; or c) use a nearby Skitty that knows Hyper Beam and annhilate them entirely? Justin: Hmmm. Grab the Skitty, leaving the pants down. I wear boxers, so they're just like shorts. If there's no Skitty, i'll grab a Magikarp. Those are pretty deadly.
Dani: When was the last time you cried? Justin: Hmmm... Simba did end up shocking me the other day by accident... That's a story for another time though! It was actually pretty painful and in a particularly un-pleasurable place.
Dani: Sounds kinky. Picture this (heheh); it's a beautiful summer sunset, and there's a picture-worthy scene of some Surskit gliding across the top of a sun-streaked lake. It's your last bit of film, and this kind of photo would probably be once in a life-time. But just as you take it, a Snorlax falls from the sky right into the middle of the lake and ruins it. How would you feel? Justin: Is that Snorlax alright? It took a pretty brutal fall... Nah, the ruined picture wouldn't bother me. There's beauty all around, ya just gotta open yer eyes and look for it. There will be more things to take pictures of. Now excuse me while I laugh at tha mental image of me trying to save a drowning Snorlax...
Dani: U mad bro? Justin: Not at all.
Dani: Your team is exhausted, the champion's room is in ruins, and the champion himself bows before you, utterly defeated, You have triumphed over the greatest trial any trainer goes through. What's the first thing you do? Justin: Take a picture with the Champions healed Pokemon and mine. I'd set it on a ten second auto-picture and go from there. Maybe put bunny ears behind their head for fun.
Dani: You've met some fine ladies while traveling; is there a special one you really like? Justin: ... Er... There, uh, was... but she kinda told me to never see her again... So I've been getting over her.
Dani: A photographer like you takes countless amazing photos, but is there a scene you've captured that makes you laugh? Tell me about it. Justin: I took a picture while Dayn was battling some Youngster. I felt bad about laughing, but the picture has the image of the terrifying Dayn, my Gyarados, facing the kid's Pokemon. The look on the kid's face was PRICELESS. It's hard to explain though, my Pokemon all look pretty brutal and tough, but most are just softies. But the look makes me chuckle every time.
Dani: A snotty little girl in the Poké Mart runs up to you and throws her lollipop in your hair! How would you react to this? Justin: Hrg, durn kid. I dunno, just rip it out and hand it back to her. It'd probably look like a blonde Wookie when she got it back though. Serves 'er right I guess?
Dani: Is there anywhere in the world you'd particularly love to visit? Justin: Everywhere. Where there's life, there's pictures. Where there's people, there's pictures. Heck, even scenery can be captured in a picture, though it doesn't do it justice.
Dani: What's your idea of a perfect day? Justin: Lazing about with a book and my camera with all my Pokemon running around. I hate carrying around just 6. I wanna carry 'em all around at the same time!
Dani: If you were standing in line at the grocery store behind someone who argues with the clerk about getting discounts using prices from other stores and is holding everyone else up, what would you do? Justin: Wait or move to another line.
Dani: Well that's no fun. Meeting someone for the first time, what are you likely to do or say? Justin: Introduce myself, make sure Simba doesn't tackle them and lick their faces, take pictures (I love taking pictures of people and their Pokemon. It's a neat thing, you can catch alot of personality there. Tells a lot about a person)
Dani: Do you like to read, or are you more of a pictures-only sorta fellow? Justin: I like to read. Simba and I will usually curl up with a good book before bed and I'll read to 'em.
Dani: Oh no, hunger strikes! What food best whets your appetite? Justin: STEAK! Rare.
Dani: Parting question; how do I shot web? Justin: Uhhh, have you tried shouting go web? Fly? How do I answered question?
"And sorry, but that's all the time we have for today folks! Thank you, mister Justin Pryce, for the interview! Stop taking pictures of me dammit, I'm not looking my best today. This is Dani signing out, see you next time!"
Dani's Trainer Interview! This month's guest;Joey Raymond Johnson
"I hope the weather is nice again tomorrow, I could work on my tan. It's a little early but-- OH HI THERE. For listeners new and old, this is Dani's Trainer Interview! Each month I interview a trainer currently progressing through Johto! How I track them down is my secret, though!
I then ask them a series of questions, some candid and some not, and you hear the answers live! It's a bit late at night, but we've spotted our target and are closing in now on Joey Johnson! Let's swoop in for a quick and sweet interview!"
Dani: JOEY JOHNSON! Hold it right there, bucko, I'd like to interview you! Joey: Gah, bloody hell, don't creep up on a guy like that...
Dani: Oh don't be such a nag. Welcome to the interview! How are you feeling right now? Joey: Ehhh, not too bad. Feelin' a little achy but sleeping out in the open with the night sky as your blanket can do that to ya.
Dani: Eh whatever, no one cares about that. What got you started on your journey? Joey: Haha, onto the real meat o' things. It's a pretty long story but to cut it short, you could say my journey was started due to revenge. Up until two years ago, I was just a no good punk loitering around the Cycle Bridge hanging out with delinquents and bikers. I had no ambition, no driving force behind me. That all changed when Team Rocket screwed up what little we had. Wrongly framed, you could say i'm looking to exact a lil' vengeance of my own to the bastards. That and be able to set foot back in Kanto. Oh that reminds... HEY MA! I'M ON THE RADIO!
Dani: HEY. SHUT UP. Tell us a little bit about that band you like... what was it, Iron Lairon? Joey: IRON AGGRON! Oh man, they are one of the gnarliest, loudest and righteous bands around. They've toured in every region known to man and have some of the heaviest music goin'. Come back and tell me you don't think 'Rockclimb To The Hills', 'Haunter Of The Opera', 'The Trainer' and 'Fear Of The Dark Types' ain't some of the best songs around. Up the irons!
Dani: I gotta ask, it's really burning me up; does that whole macho, tough-biker dude look charm or repel the ladies? Joey: You'd be surprised. Considering I stink worse than a Koffing using Smog, look about as suave as a Liechi Berry and live my life on the run... It's quite the opposite. Guess the ladies aren't repelled and like a badboy.
Dani: I certainly do. What's the deal with those Voltorb traps at your warehouse? (err... yes that's common knowledge!) Joey: Warehouse? Voltorb traps? Err... I think you got the wrong guy... Eheheh... (Crap, looks like someone made it past them yet again). Still, let's pretend I did have a warehouse and by some astronomical chance that I ALSO had Voltorb traps set up in place it's a simple explanation. They explode on trespassers on contact and they get to live a nice sheltered life from the elements.
Dani: Any goals you wish to accomplish during your journey, other than collecting badges? Joey: Funnily enough, collecting badges is bit of a sideshow for me. I pop in to challenge these gym types just to assess how well i'm doing. My main goal is the complete and utter eradication of Team Rocket. Still, I'd likely be waltzing around Johto anyway out of respect for my old mentor who had many an adventure here.
Dani: Alright, name your favourite moment of your journey so far. Joey: HUUUUH?! You honestly expect me to pick just one?! Sheesh... That's real hard. Hate to sound like a soppy bastard but I guess all the friends I've made along the way has been the shining moment. Both people and Pokemon alike.
Dani: Koffing seems to be your mascot... what's the reason for this? Joey: Are you kiddin' me?! Look at them Koffing. Their dopey grins, their unabashed way they just don't give a damn about gassing everywhere. They just resonate with my carefree attitude, y'know? Haha, not really. I had one as a pet growing up and you could say they're my favourite Pokemon. So why not do a little homage, eh?
Dani: Which Pokémon, out of all the ones you own, are you most closely bonded with? Joey: You sure like yer difficult questions, huh? Well, it's a close call but you could say my buddy Slash is who I share the closest bond with. Me and him are like partners, see? I met him earlier on upon setting foot in the region and since then that moggy's been with me all the way. Whenever I got out on my... Err... Shenanigans, he's always there to back me up. I'd even say he's my equal.
Dani: Yes, yes I do. Obligatory question time! Tell us, what are you like as a person? Joey: A pretty average guy really. I just like getting on with my own life but you so as much start jacking around with my liberties and you will be under my wheels. You and me can respect that and we'll get on juuuuuust fine.
Dani: Play along with this; if Silver somehow managed to corner you in an alley and cracked awful yo momma jokes about, well, your mother, would you; 1) bust a cap in his ass; 2) run him over with a motorcyle; or 3) blow him to the moon with a Large Barrel Bomb+? Joey: So easy I don't even gotta think. I'd do all of them and likely a dozen more you didn't give me the option for. I'm not gonna stand around like a Larry while some punk ass schmuck is runnin' my ma's good name through the mud.
Dani: When was the last time you cried? Joey: Hahahahaha, good one. Us manly men don't cry... Heheh... Err... Let's say I witnessed an innocent Pokemon get shot and... Yeah. Hit home pretty bad what with what happened to my first Pokemon gettin' shot an' all. Rest in peace Smog and Kappa.
Dani: I hear you're a very renowned thief. Who taught you the trade and have you done anything really naughty? Joey Y'heard right. I like to pride myself on the fact i'm a darn good thief in my own right. Funnily enough, I learnt the trade from a very early age. I grew up in beautiful Fuschia and I was always gettin' in trouble. Got to be quite the bane of the community actually. But there was this one guy... This one doddery old fart. He was always one step ahead of me and he came to take me under his wing. Turns out the old sod was a renowned ninja thief in his own time. Fuschia ain't the home of the ninja for nothin'! Anyways, figurin' that I just needed some structure he went about imparting to me all he knew.
As fer naughty... Pft. Figures that who taught me and my naughtiest escapade would be linked together one an' the same. My old mentor, he was... Bit of a lech. Nothin' too overbearing, it was kinda funny in all honesty. Anyways, he'd usually set me tests to steal things in order to judge how much I had learnt. One of my first tests happened to be breaking into the local Women's Fuschia Swimming Association and raiding their knickers from their changin' rooms while they were out. Needless to say it didn't end too well.
Oh and you might wanna check that 3DS you just bought. Heheh. Purple.
Dani: At least you didn't steal my knickers. So how about that Sharada? Joey: You know about Sharada? Haha, figures a classy dame like her'd be the talk of the town. Er, city... Region. Whatever, phwoar. Let's just say she's a real Hoenn beaut. Not just a pretty face either, I owe her a lot. You could search your entire life and not find another one of her. Hey, I did a shout out to my ma can I do one for her too? YO SHAR! I'M ON THE AIRWAVES! Haha, hope she's listening. Thinking back, we had bit of a chance encounter. I figured I'd play a little game with her and *ahem* borrowed her shiny Swablu. I gave it back o' course.
Dani: Your team is exhausted, the champion's room is in ruins, and the champion himself bows before you, utterly defeated, You have triumphed over the greatest trial any trainer goes through. What's the first thing you do? Joey: Hahahaha, now THAT is a nice thought. You'd probably expect me to do a million and one things. Piss on the champ's red carpet? Swing from the fallen drape curtains? Go and take my place on the champion's throne? But what i'd really do? Run the HELL outta the building, make it to the gateway between Johto and Kanto and proceed to set foot back onto my home soil and laugh in the police's faces as they can't do squat to the reignin' champ. Makin' champ might actually be what I need to do to clear my name... Thanks for that thought. Guess all those badges I'm collectin' won't go to waste, eh?
Dani: You don't seem like the kind of guy to wind up in embarrassing situations, but can you share with us one mortifying moment of your journey? (psst nursejoey) Joey: Are you kiddin' me?! In my line of work, embarrassing situations are aplenty. I may be a renowned thief but that don't mean the shave don't cut a bit too close for my liking. Take for example that one time I was bein' chased and somehow found myself diving into a Pokemon Centre and pinchin' a spare set of nurse clothes... Yeah. I'll spare the mental image.
I swear, I find anyone sayin' I look good in drag and I'll slam ya a knuckle sandwich!!
Dani: Name your favourite alcoholic beverage for us? Joey: Are you kidding? That's a tough 'un... I recently sampled some of this Driftveil Rum. I tell ya, if you ever get your hands on that you're in fer a treat. I also kinda like Kanto styled bourbon. Fifty, fifty. It could go either way.
Dani: Some random little kid has found his way into your warehouse and topples over a bike, causing parts to fly everywhere. How do you react? Joey: My first reaction is to get the kid the hell outta that storehouse. It won't be me the kid should be worryin' about, it'll be Eightball. That guy would probably rip the kid limb from limb and I don't mean usin' his Machamp to do the deed. After that, probably a hefty scoldin'... And also cringing over how the traps failed yet again...
Dani: Is there anywhere in the world you'd particularly love to visit? Joey: Anywhere and everywhere. I'm a rider of the wind, I'll just hop on my bike and go wherever my whim decides.
Dani: What's your idea of a perfect day? Joey: Loud music, lots of booze, all my mates and a good ol' party. I reckon the warehouse could probably accommodate everyone, so much as people lay off battlin' too hard.
Dani: What would you do if you were standing in line at a store and an elderly lady at the cash register suddenly whipped out a gun and attempted to rob the joint? Joey: Probably just stand there and grin like a crazy bastard. Maybe even tip my bandanna to the old broad. Never too late to start robbin' your first store.
Dani: Meeting someone for the first time, what are you likely to do or say? Joey: Haha, it all depends. If I get the feelin' they're an ass i'll lighten their pockets. If the person looks decent enough i'll usually drop in real smooth like and introduce myself. That is if they don't take offence. A lot of people think i'm gonna mug 'em. I'm a nice guy, honest.
Dani: I hear you're a bit of a hot-head; is there anything in particular that calms you down? Joey: There's a few but the best is probably a good Pokemon match. Pit me in one corner and my opponent in the other and watch the sparks fly. Its like my Pokemon channel my rage and let rip in battle.
Dani: Oh no, hunger strikes! What food best whets your appetite? Joey: A nice, big, fat, greasy burger.
Dani: Parting question; who would win in a fight, Batman or Godzilla? Joey: Neither. Radical Larry would vibrate through them before they had a chance to even comprehend what a Radical Larry even is.
"And sorry, but that's all the time we have for today folks! Thank you, mister Joey Johnson, and please stop trying to raid my pockets for stuff. This is Dani signing out, see you next time!"
Dani's Trainer Interview! This month's guest;Sharada Sewell
"Who in their right mind wants to spend time in this stupid forest? It's so wet, gloomy and stinky-- eh!? Oh, we're live.. ahaha... For listeners new and old, this is Dani's Trainer Interview! Each month I interview a trainer currently progressing through Johto! How I track them down is my secret, though!
I then ask them a series of questions, some candid and some not, and you hear the answers live! We're trekking through the trees of Ilex Forest, and we've just spotted our next target - one miss Sharada Sewell! Let's move on in!"
Dani: SHARADA SEWELL, GIT ON O'ER HERE. I'd like to interview you! Sharada: O-oh no that's fine, I'm not really in the m-mood for one..
Dani: BE A GOOD SPORT DEARIE. Welcome to the interview! How are you feeling right now? Sharada: W-Welcome? Interview? Y-You dragged me over here pretty forcefully but I guess I can spare a few minutes. I have some, er, business to take care of so let's make it quick, yeah?
Dani: Eh whatever, no one cares about that. What got you started on your journey? Sharada: My journey, huh... Well I guess it was a mish mash of things through my time growing up. Back in Hoenn I really looked up to the local Gym Leaders, Brawley in Dewford and Flannery in Lavaridge. They were both so friendly and confident in everything they did, both things being certain traits I lack. I started realising that I was a bit of a blank canvas sitting around at home doing zilch, so I decided to head out on a journey to better myself.
Dani: I hear you have an adorable shiny Swablu! How did you find such a rare Pokémon? Sharada: Ahh! You mean Lute? Well, it's kinda funny. I met her so long ago the memories are almost fuzzy. I'm pretty sure I entered some sort of contest and managed to come out on tops. Either way, she has been by my side since I received my very first starter and is a very important member to my team.
Dani: Do you have a sweet tooth? Sharada: I guess that's one way to put it. Anything that looks sweet and sugary I can't seem to resist. I guess there isn't anything wrong with having a huge liking for sweet stuff... Er, do I sound childish?
Dani: Not really. I like the good ol' cake here and there myself. A little birdie told me you're very good at playing the piano.. why did you take that up? Sharada: Hmm, it was something my grandmother used to play when I was really little and I took an interest in it too. Hah, I'm not an expert or anything of the sort though, it was just a mere hobby and past time to keep myself busy. I was always a bit of a lonely kid but I felt some sort of connection with the tranquil notes of a piano, so kept at it. Not that I have even seen one lately, my knowledge of it has probably dried right up.
Dani: Any goals you wish to accomplish during your journey, other than collecting badges? Sharada: Badges are more of a side goal, if I collect them and show my parents then they'll be pleased, but the main reason for traveling it just to grow as a person. I mentioned a little earlier that I was a lonely kid, just getting on the boat over here to Johto was a big step for me. I tell ya what though, I heard later on that it's possible to capture Miltanks. I LOVE those things! Sure I have a great team of Pokemon already but if I can get my hands on one of those, I'll be able to go back to Hoenn a happy girl.
Dani: Alright, name your favourite moment of your journey so far. Sharada: Lesse... Favourite moment... I've got a lotta memories over here in Johto but perhaps when I defeated Falkner and Bugsy, too, for that matter. It just felt great knowing that me and my team work well enough together to beat this people who are acknowledged by the Pokemon League. But besides that, there is never a dull moment in my journey anyway. Friends, evolutions, just getting into a new town brings me some form of happiness.
Dani: You seem to adore the Pokémon Luvdisc. Why so? Sharada: Besides Luvdisc being one of the most adorable Pokemon on the planet?! My love for the small creatures was actually thanks to my father. I was having a rough patch in school but on a trip out to sea, he captured me one and brought it home. You could say it was pretty much my very first Pokemon. It was so cute and small, my first best friend. Speaking of which, I wonder how he is doing now...
Dani: But they smell like fish! Which Pokémon, out of all the ones you own, are you most closely bonded with? Sharada: That's a bit of a tricky one. It would be a very close tie between my Swablu, Lute and Togekiss, Yune. Both of them have been by my side for such a long time and I'd say as a trio, we work the best together.
Dani: Yes, yes I do. Obligatory question time! Tell us, what are you like as a person? Sharada: H-Huh? I, er, think it's a little strange trying to describe myself. Well, I, er.. I guess I can seem a bit suspicious and mistrusting of people when they first meet me. I try to avoid making close bonds with anyone so usually come across as a bit snappy or uncaring. I try to put on a fake face and act normal these days, unless you really appear to be an idiot right off the bat, then I dont wanna know. I'm quite a girly girl at heart though, I love fashion and cute things. I suppose you could say I just find it difficult to put any true emotions across.
Dani: You're minding your own business while shopping and suddenly, out of nowhere, Silver bursts out from a clothing rack and puts lacy underwear on your head. Would you; a) squish him like an insect; b) run crying out of the store; or c) throw water at his pants and announce to the whole store that he's just peed himself? Sharada: Silver?! You mean that red haired kid?! Well I'd take him back to the bos-- ER! I.. I would obviously pick answer C! Not quite sure where I would get the water from but I can imagine having a good old laugh as the annoying pest turns as red as his head from embarrassment.
Dani: When was the last time you cried? Sharada: I would say sad but crying? I try to keep it a rare occurrence. Earlier in the year I stumbled across some martial artist guy who almost shattered my shoulder and I damn well probably cried in pain cause of that. Of course, there have been other near-crying experiences with a certain Slowpoke.
Dani: The poor Slowpoke will realize its pain by next year. I heard you had a bad experience on a boat when you were younger. Are you scared of them because of that? Sharada: Ooh no, it wasn't the boat at all. My father makes them back in Slateport, if anything I probably want to grow up and be a mechanic alongside him. Nah, it's that pesky thunder and lightning what I have a fear of. I'm not even one hundred percent fine around electric types. Even grown up now I look up and know that the chances of getting hurt are slim but the memory has been burnt in since I was a kid, I can't seem to shrug it off.
Dani: So how about that Joey? Sharada: HUH?! JOE?! I, er, dunno who you are talking about. I'm sure if I did know a Joe that he would be a no good thief who always teases me by stealing my stuff. He would.. kinda, grow on me after a while but hmph. A-As if I know a Joe! *blush*
Dani: D'aw you're such a scamp. Your team is exhausted, the champion's room is in ruins, and the champion himself bows before you, utterly defeated, You have triumphed over the greatest trial any trainer goes through. What's the first thing you do? Sharada: Champion... Such an idea hasn't really crossed my mind. The idea of being known as a champion sends shivers down my spine, I wouldn't want that sorta attention. I'd probably wait longingly at the door for the next challenger to waltz in so I can hand them the responsibility!
Dani: You've gained some renown in the Rocket world (I have my sources, mwaha). What made you want to join the criminal elite? Sharada: (I-Is this really okay to be put on air? If my boss hears this he'll-- )*a-ahem* Back in Violet, the recruiter convinced me that joining Team Rocket would lead to fame and glory! H-Haha! Exploit Pokemon, Steal and all that! Since I'm here to find myself I figured a life of crime might be it and I've been doing an alright job so far! Haha! Y'know, was onced bullied in the past and have now become a bully myself. (... I cant say the true reason live on air anyway.)
Dani: Team Rocket pays my salary, don't worry. Ah, you really enjoy your milk huh? Sharada: Ooh yes! A good drink of milk is both tasty and nutritious! For a while I lived with my grandparents in Lavaridge and I tell ya, nothing was better than climbing out of a hot spring with a nice, refreshing cup of milk waiting for ya.
Dani: You're enjoying some of that tasty, tasty milk when a rude old woman shoves you to get by, spilling it everywhere. How do you react? Sharada: Old or not I would damn well show her, her place! If I am protective about a few things in life, it's my Pokemon, milk and Jo-MORE MILK! They say not to cry over the spilt stuff but whoever said that was smoking something fierce. Moo moo milk is heavenly and no one is barging past and knocking out even a drop from me.
Dani: Is there anywhere in the world you'd particularly love to visit? Sharada: Well actually I am a lover of beaches and I'm really looking forward to relaxing over in Olivine and Cianwood sometime in the future. I dont think there is anywhere I particularly set my heart on but I guess after this trip I'll be heading over to good ol' Kanto.
Dani: What's your idea of a perfect day? Sharada: Anything with sun and sand! Lazing on the beach, sunbathing with all my Pokemon around me enjoying themselves and of course, a few friends if I were to ever make any, haha! A few chilled sweets and a refreshing milk wouldn't go amiss either... O-Ooh! But I would also fully enjoy a endless credit card and a entire day around Goldenrod or something, shopping til I drop!
Dani: That last one sounds so lovely.. What would you do if you were outside, enjoying a day at the beach, and a beach bully wandered over and kicked sand all over you? Sharada: Bullies? Tsk... If it were my younger self I would run off crying but since being on this journey, I'd say I've started building a bit of a thicker layer of skin. I'd probably stand up, brush myself down and beat the crap outta them myself. Or, if I know I am way too weak, send out some Pokemon to do a bit of intimidating for me.
Dani: Meeting someone for the first time, what are you likely to do or say? Sharada: Depends on how they approached me. If they are friendly, I'll greet them with a false smile otherwise a cold stare off would do. Just don't expect me to start up any sort of conversation, I'm no good at starting bonds.
Dani: Why are you so.. skittish about meeting people? Sharada: Hmph, I guess you could say I was brought up quite sheltered by my parents, they really smothered me alot. I ended up getting fa-- Er, people found reasons to pick on me and it grew into a constant problem as I was worried to tell anyone. I guess my lack of communication is a fault but I am just generally weary of people. Paranoid that they'd pick holes in me or something... If fact, I'm a bit spooked on how you know so much about me.
Dani: Oh no, hunger strikes! What food best whets your appetite? Sharada: Hunger?! Well let's see, I have a bit of a appetite so I will order one of everything! Or, some sorta mushroom dish would do. I love them with things like my mother's home cooked pasta.
Dani: Parting question; I'm sexy, do you know it? Sharada: I can tell that you, er, work out?
"And sorry, but that's all the time we have for today folks! Thank you, miss Sharada Sewell, try not to eat the wild mushrooms here, they make one trip the hell out. This is Dani signing off, see you next time!"
Dani's Trainer Interview! This month's guest;Megan Archer
"ACHOO! Hey where's the Kleenex? I don't want any snotsicles.. OH. OH DEAR. Err, f-for listeners new and old, this is Dani's Trainer Interview! Each month I interview a trainer currently progressing through Johto! How I track them down is my secret, though!
I then ask them a series of questions, some candid and some not, and you hear the answers live! It's a cold, snowy day outside Cherrygrove City, and we are zeroing in on our target trainer, one Megan Archer! Let's move on in!"
Dani: achoo! HEY, HEY YOU. MEGAN ARCHER. I'd like to interview you! Megan: Eh, I guess I can stop for an interview.. why not?
Dani: Welcome to the interview! How are you feeling right now? Megan: Hello! I am doing --
Dani: SHH! I AM TALKING HERE. Eh whatever, no one cares about that. What got you started on your journey? Megan: Oh okay. I started on my journey after growing up and listening to my father talk about his journeys. He had a few of his pokemon left that helped around the house as I grew up. So my father was a big factor in me starting my journey, but there was nothing more than I wanted to get out of the house and start my own life.
Dani: How close are you and Corla? Megan: Corla and I? I would have to think that we were very close. I wouldn't be able to leaver her behind if I even wanted to. She's been a huge help in getting me going and we feed on each others strengths and weaknesses.
Dani: That sounds.. er, lovely? Would you rather have celery sticks with cheese or cavity-causing candy right now? Megan: Vegetables or candy... I would have to go for the candy right now since I basically live on vegetables and other healthy foods on my journey
Dani: Do you ever hope you'll come across that Treecko from your past again? Megan: Oh I would love to see that Treecko in Kanto again! I really do hope that it's alright.
Dani: Any goals you wish to accomplish during your journey, other than collecting badges? Megan: Seeing as I am part breeder as well I would love to collect eave evolution and species of pokemon as well as lean as much as I can about all the different Pokémon!
Dani: Alright, name your favourite moment of your journey so far. Megan: I have had so many favorite moments! I think though that the one that will always stand out to me and stay in my mind forever will by my first battle with Corla and gaining Perdu. It was my first time feel as though my journey had really begun and I was on my way!
Dani: Thanks to that incident in your past, are you afraid of Starly? Megan: For a while in my youth I was 'till my parents showed me that I can't let one Starly ruin it for me because not all Starly are going to attack me, and that they are really kind creatures.
Dani: *cough*AVIAN FLU! Which Pokémon, out of all the ones you own, are you most closely bonded with? Megan: As close as closely bonded goes I would have to say it's a great tie between Corla and Sparks. With Corla being my first pokemon I have had some great battles with her! And hatching Sparks myself I feel so much great pride and she's great to just hold and keep close if I need a hug.
Dani: Obligatory question time! Tell us, what are you like as a person? Megan: What am I like as a person? I would LOVE to think that I am a kindhearted and giving person, but I know that I have a cold nature and can be a really mean and hardcore person when I am pushed to the limit, but over all I try to hide that.
Dani: Hey missy I'm the one asking questions here! You're on the bus, minding your own business, when Silver magically manifests infront of you and and calls you a buttmunch. Do you; a) leap from your seat and throw him out the window; b) cry forever; or c) summon Cthulu on his mean ass? Megan: I probably first would scream bloody murder and then I would have to go with a, jump from my seat and push him out the window hoping he won't break a bone.
Dani: When was the last time you cried? Megan: Last time I cried? Probably the first night I got here in Johto after talking with my parents, they tend, especially my mother, be a bit dramatic. Love ya mom!
Dani: I hear you have quite the temper.. where do you draw the line from someone being irritating to being deserving of a butt-whoopin'? Megan: Yeesh, ya heard about that. Umm, well I am embarrassed to say that I do tend to have a quick and short temper. As to where I draw the line that is a good question. Hmm. I think it all depends on the situation. If the person I am conversing with is just plain stupid and doesn't understand anything and still tries to convince me they are right that might just consist in a major butt-whoopin'.
Dani: I know because I am psychic. Why is Perdu such a bully? Megan: I think Perdu is a bully from something in his past, but he also has a huge chip on his shoulder to other pokemon so that definitely plays a role, I just have to accept and love him.
Dani: Your team is exhausted, the champion's room is in ruins, and the champion himself bows before you, utterly defeated, You have triumphed over the greatest trial any trainer goes through. What's the first thing you do? Megan: Well first I would be completely humbled and awestruck. Then I would head to the Center heal my pokemon call my parents and have a celebratory phone call before I would get all my friends together and have a major party and probably crash from to much to drink or exhaustion.
Dani: If I asked you to go naked skydiving, would you do it? You claim to love taking risks... Megan: Well, I also stated that I know my limits. If the skydiving was at night, heck I'd do it in a heartbeat, as long as no one was being a perv or creepish.
Dani: LET'S GO RIGHT NOW THEN. How difficult is it for you to keep your hair in such a stylish fashion? Megan: Not much. I basically shower, brush, and pull it up.
Dani: You're forced to share a taxi with an older gentleman when he suddenly starts picking his nose. How do you react? Megan: Well seeing as I have never been in a taxi, I don't know, But I'll speak as if I have. I would move as far to the door as I could and fly out that door as soon as I was at my stop.
Dani: Is there anywhere in the world you'd particularly love to visit? Megan: I would love to go back to Kanto and continue my journey! I've heard Unova is pretty awesome as well!
Dani: What's your idea of a perfect day? Megan: A perfect day? Lounging around probably on the beach during the summer.
Dani: What would you do if a flock of bird Pokémon soared overhead and let loose a cascade of droppings? Megan: Scream, and somehow get cleaned up before it all was seeped into my clothing and made me smell for days. Yuck!
Dani: Meeting someone for the first time, what are you likely to do or say? Megan: Depends on how they first came across. If someone was friendly to me I would have just as much courteousness back. If one was rude and ungrateful, all sarcasm and rudeness will be released.
Dani: Have you attempted to ride your Ponyta at all? Megan: Actually there have been a few times, and it is really quite awesome to be up there and have your life trusted in them.
Dani: Oh no, hunger strikes! What food best whets your appetite? Megan: My mother's lasagna!
Dani: Parting question; Youngster Joey wants to know if you think his Rattata is in the top percentage of Rattatas. Megan: Umm, well, Youngster Joey, you err, keep working with your lovely Rattata and keep it clean and happy and you will have a wonderful friend and Rattata! Ciao!
"And sorry, but that's all the time we have for today folks! Thank you, miss Megan Archer, pick a warmer day to go naked skydiving alright? This is Dani signing off, see you next time!"
DJ Mary's Trainer Interview This week's trainer: Pixie Taylor!
BzzzzzzzzzzZzzzzz Pshhhhhh Oh well it's just a lovely day! Wait is this thing on! Testing testing! Oh rattatas!
Welcome all you radio-wave listeners out there my name is DJ Mary and today I bring you a very special Trainer Interview! For those of you that don't know I took over for our own Dani and she let me in on all the kits and caboodle of this whole thing! Every month we interview a young trainer trapiezing around Johto! But how we do that is my little secret!
I'll ask a few questions some candid some not! Today's Interview is our lovely Pixie Taylor! So let's god find her!
Mary: Pixie! Wait up! My oh my! Congratulations, you are out interviewee of the month! It is wonderful to meet you! How are you?
Pixie: I'm pretty good!
Mary: Well that's better than just good so I'll take it! Why did you start your journey?
Pixie: To understand the bond between Pokemon and their trainer! Also to compete in contests!
Mary: Well that is very noble and quite extravagant! What is your favorite Pokemon/kind?
Pixie: Well I don't really have a favorite pokemon or kind! As long as they get along with me it will be just fine!
Mary: Aww, that's so cute! So I hear you like books! Any particular favorites?
Pixie: Hmm Favorite books… I like anything! As long as it takes me to other worlds!
Mary: Well, that is very interesting. Other worlds.. Hmm.. I hear you have siblings! Tell us what's that like?!
Pixie: Well my oldest brother! He's not a very good trainer, A few more cities and I have caught up with him! While my sister she's a breeder! She breeds all kinds of cute Pokemon!
Mary: Interesting! Having siblings sounds like fun! Do you prefer pokemon or people?
Mary: Okay! Tell us about your hobbies!
Pixie: Hobbies? Hmm... I like spending some quiet time with my Pokemon having fun! While It terrifies me meeting new trainers and see how they bond with their Pokemon is great too!
Mary: Bonds are very important in the pokemon world! What are your goals?
Pixie: Goals…. I guess to keep on earning about Pokemon! There is so much to learn and so little time! I want to make as many Poke-Friends as I can!
Mary: Those are some wonderful goals my dear! If you found $100 on the ground with no one near by would you take it?
Pixie: Yes! If not only to give it to a Officer to try and find the owner!
Mary: Very noble! If you could ask your future-self one question, what would it be?
Pixie: Are we still having fun?
Mary: Well I think we are! Haha! What's your favorite joke?
Pixie: Oh no favorite joke… The past, the present and the future walked into a bar!
It was tense…
Mary: Hahaha! Oh that was a good one!!! Okay last question, favorite food!
Pixie: Cheese cake!
And there you have it folks! The lovely interview of Miss Pixi Taylor! Well we will let you get on with your journey! Join us next month for another thrilling interview! And if you'd like to be put in the running for an interview well just sign-up! Ta-ta for now!
Thank you to Midnightive for being the first Interviewee of the series!
DJ Mary's Trainer Interview This week's trainer: Venominon Ouroboros
3-2-1... and we're live! Hi this DJ Mary and welcome to my Trainer Interview for the year that is 2019, for all you long time listeners you'll remember how engaging these interviews were in the past, well fret not as I assure you that I'll be asking those questions you truly want answered! For all you new listeners out there, prepare to have your perspective changed as I delve into understanding the ins and outs of some of the unique personalities we have traversing the Johto region currently. Today's lucky interviewee is the self-professed ninja Venominon Ouroboros, this young man had been notified he was selected for this month's interview and went to the extra effort of visiting the radio tower here based in Goldenrod City!
Mary: First of all, welcome Venom, it is wonderful to meet you and have the opportunity to get to know you! How are you today?
Venominon: Thank you DJ Mary. I'm very grateful that you invited me to be on your show. I hope its okay if I just call you Mary. Honestly, I'm very surprised. I was chosen for this a lot sooner then I thought I would be, but I'm also happy to be here. There are actually quite a few things Id like the people of Johto to know about me. I might be a ninja, but this ninja doesn't have any secrets or anything to hide
Mary: A Ninja you say, how interesting! Venominon I'm sure the audience is already intrigued to know more about your story, could you please give the audience a bit of background as to who you are, where you come from and any family members you have!
Venominon: To tell you the truth, I don't actually know where I'm from originally, or who my real blood relatives are. I've been living in the Safari Zone of Kanto's Fuchsia City for as far back as I can remember. I'm not sure how I ended up there to begin with, but I was taken in by a wild Nidoking and Nidoqueen when I was a baby. They began raising me as one of their own alongside their own Nidoran, and honestly, I still love and see them as my parents to this day. I've spent most of my life living in the Safari Zone among the various wild Pokémon that lived there, and I actually thought I was a Pokémon for a while there. That's why I trust Pokémon more then I trust any human, because there's no such thing as a bad Pokémon. If a Pokémon does bad things, its only because their trainer is bad. I learned that during my time in the Safari Zone, and its kind of become my philosophy. But one day I was found by the previous gym leader of the Fuchsia City gym, and the man I'm proud to call my father and sensei. Koga. He took me into his home and started training me alongside his daughter, the current Fuchsia gym leader, and my dear sister. Janine. It was actually Koga that gave me my name. Venom is short for Venominon, and Venominon means King of Poisonous Snakes. He probably chose it for me because of my deep love for all Poison type Pokémon. The two of them taught me how to be a ninja, a trainer, and a human. They may not technically be my real father and sister, but they still treated me like part of their family, and I do see them as my family and will always be eternally grateful to them for all they've done for me. I still made frequent visits to the Safari Zone to see my Pokémon friends and family of course, but when I wasn't there, I was in the Fuchsia gym, training and spending time with Koga and Janine. Also, given how many poachers I've seen and stopped in the Safari Zone, I cant stand people who mistreat Pokémon. If I see someone mistreating a Pokémon, I cant just ignore it and move on. Ill always stand up for and defend a Pokémon in need. I don't dislike humans, but if given the choice between spending time with humans or Pokémon, I choose Pokémon more often then not. One day, I hope humans and Pokémon will be able to reach a higher level of understanding, and I believe that I'm the one most qualified to make that happen
Mary: Wow you've had quite the ride already for such a young man Venom, I'm sure these experiences have shaped you into the person you are today! So Venom what made you want to start your own journey throughout the Johto Region?
Venominon: Well, a few things really. First of all, I don't enjoy the idea of battling against my sister. If I journeyed through Kanto, Id eventually have to face Janine in a gym battle, but I wouldn't feel very comfortable doing that. I mean, we've battled lots of times in the past, but never for competition. Its always been just for fun, and I don't want that to change for us. Another reason is that Ground and Psychic types make me nervous, and as I'm sure your aware, Kanto's Saffron City is home to a Psychic type gym. This nervousness stems from my love for Poison types, since Ground and Psychic types have a big advantage over Poison types in battle. However, the main reason I've come to Johto to begin my journey is because the gym located in Olivine City happens to be a Steel type gym. I wont lie. I despise Steel type Pokémon very much so. Don't get me wrong, I love all Pokémon very much, but I hold some bad blood when it comes to Steel types. Over the years, I've seen many trainers visit the Fuchsia gym, and battle Koga and Janine with hopes of winning a badge. And far too often, I've seen these trainers use Steel types to battle the Fuchsia gym's Poison type Pokémon. Given the Steel types immunity to poison and Poison type moves, its a solid strategy, but it still makes me very mad. And to throw salt in the wound, the trainers that managed to win then went on to insult Poison types on their way out of the gym, saying that they were weak and no match for other types of Pokémon, besides Steel types. Well I cant just leave that alone, so I've formed a team, Team Toxic, made up exclusively of Poison type Pokémon. So if Jasmine, the Olivine City gym leader is listening to this broadcast, you should know that I'm coming for you. Its nothing personal or anything, but Ill beat you and your Steel types, and Ill do it with only Poison type Pokémon, because I believe in this type
Mary: There you have it Jasmine, young Venom here has set his sights upon challenging your gym and doing what not many if any before him have done! Okay Venom, it's abundantly clear you have a penchant for poison type pokemon, would you like to share more about your love for this specific typing of pokemon and do you have a favourite pokemon from this typing?
Venominon: I'm not really sure how to put it into words, but I love Poison types and everything about them, before I even met Koga and Janine. I share a deep and loving bound with all things poisonous, so much so that poison doesn't even work on me anymore, the same way Poison types are unaffected by the poison status. I cant say anything bad about them, but I could go on and on about all the things I love about them. Purple is my favourite colour, they have the coolest looks out of all the Pokémon in the world, the poison status is very useful in battle, and snakes and scorpions are my two favourite animals. Those are just a few of the many things I love about Poison type Pokémon. And if I had to pick a favourite among them, Id definitely have to go with the ultra beast that was recently discovered in the Alola region. Naganadel. Its the most amazing Poison type I've ever seen, even if I've only seen it in pictures for now. One day, I hope to meet one in person, and maybe even get it to join my team. I bet no one would ever insult Poison types again, if I battled and beat enough trainers with a Poison type like that one.
Mary: A true poison type specialist, you've already got me hooked on wanting to follow your journey to the end! Venom, do you have any hobbies you'd like to share with the audience?
Venominon: Hobbies, huh? Well, I'm a big fan of the rock music performed by the gym leader and rock star of the Unova region, Roxie. And no, its not just because she specialises in Poison type Pokémon, though that was what drew me to her originally. I also enjoy fishing whenever I have the free time, but only for catch and release. And finally, a peaceful walk through the wilderness of any area is always a very peaceful way for me to clear my head, and meet some new wild Pokémon too.
Mary: Oh I have had the pleasure of visiting one of Roxie's concerts a while back, it was truly an astonishing experience so for any of you listeners out there, do yourself a favour and go check her shows out! Do you have any specific goals you wish to accomplish during your journey Venom?
Venominon: Actually yes, a few. First off, its my goal to one day defeat my father Koga in a real battle, take his spot in the Elite 4, and go down in history as the greatest Poison type trainer the world has ever known. I'm not after the champion's title or anything, but if I do end up getting offered the job, I suppose I wont turn it down. Also, as I've already explained, my second goal, together with my team of poisonous Pokémon, is for Team Toxic to show the world that the Poison type is the best type of Pokémon there is, which is exactly why I only capture and train Poison type Pokémon.
Mary: It's all making sense now, you're very determined and your goals are well established, I can see you going far young man! On that note, do you have a favourite moment of your journey so far?
Venominon: There have been a lot of great moments over the course of my journey through Johto that Ill always remember so far, but if I had to pick a favourite, Id have to say it was when I defeated Falkner and won my first gym badge. My Zephyr badge is the very first badge I've ever won during my time as a trainer, and I think that's a very special moment for all trainers, but more then that, this moment is special to me because it has to do with my sister. You see, Janine and Falkner have a rather intense rivalry between them, and by defeating Falkner in a battle, it kind of feels like I did Janine a big favour. I'm not sure if she can hear this broadcast or not, but if she can, then I love and miss you sis, and I cant wait to see you again
Mary: A truly unforgettable experience indeed! So out of the pokemon you currently own which pokemon are you closest to?
Venominon: Oh, that's a tough one. I love all my Pokémon dearly, and I hate to make any of them feel bad, but I guess if I must answer, then Id have to give it to my Salandit. She was the first Pokémon I ever hatched and trained up from an egg, and she's grown so strong and done so much in her short time on Team Toxic. Its thanks to her that I was able to complete the Alolan trials that were recently set up in Johto, and win myself a Z Ring and my first Z crystal. Ill always be grateful to Salandit for that. Plus, her ability, Corrosion, is a very unique and amazing ability to say the least. I look forward to putting it to use, and showing a great number of Steel types what poison truly feels like.
Mary: You've already had your fair share of victories so early on, sounds like your Salandit is a bit of a force of nature in itself! So Venom, when everything is said and done with your journey how would you like to be remembered?
Venominon: Well, as I've already explained, by the time my journey is over, Id like to go down in history as the world's greatest Poison type trainer, and make sure the world knows just how powerful the Poison type truly is. Additionally, Id also really like to be remembered as the one responsible for bringing humans and Pokémon to a whole new level of understanding, so that hopefully no human will ever mistreat any Pokémon ever again. Although, I don't mean to sound cocky, and I know a lot of skilled trainers are further ahead of me on their own journey's, but if I'm able, I would also like to be remembered as the first ever trainer to challenge and defeat the Elite 4 and the champion here in the Johto region. That is a long shot I know, and its not exactly at the top of my list, but I am going to continue on my own journey, and if by some chance I'm the first one to arrive on the Elite 4's doorstep, Ill definitely grab that title while I'm at it.
Mary: There is a young man that goes by the alias Silver traversing the Johto region and trying to cause new trainers grief, if you have had the pleasure of meeting Silver before, what advice would you give to him in reference to changing his ways?
Venominon: I'm afraid I haven't crossed paths with Silver as of yet, but I have heard a little about him. As such, I cant really make any informed decisions or thoughts regarding him as a person or a trainer, but I can say that I don't approve of his methods of raising Pokémon. I've heard about the way he treats his Pokémon, and as you probably guessed, I'm not at all amused. If I ever get the chance to meet him in person, Ill deal with him the same way I deal with all humans who mistreat Pokémon. Still, once the battle is over, and if he's willing to mend his ways, then maybe the two of us could become friends or rivals. If your listening out there Silver, Ill be heading for Azalea Town very soon. If your feeling up to it, then come find me. I sure I could give you a real challenge.
And there you have it folks! The enthralling interview of Mr Venominon Ouroboros! Well we will let you get on with your journey! Join us next month for another thrilling interview! And if you'd like to be put in the running for an interview well just sign-up! Ta-ta for now!
A big thank you to Venominon for being the first Interviewee of the series!
DJ Mary's Trainer Interview This week's trainer: Amaryllis Spencer
3-2-1... and we're live! Hi this DJ Mary and welcome to my Trainer Interview for the month of February, the second instalment of 2019. If you weren't able to catch my last interview I highly recommend checking it out when a chance arises! For all you long time listeners you'll remember how engaging these interviews were in the past, well fret not as I assure you that I'll be asking those questions you truly want answered! For all you new listeners out there, prepare to have your perspective changed as I delve into understanding the ins and outs of some of the unique personalities we have traversing the Johto region currently. Today's lucky interviewee is Ms. Amaryllis Spencer!
Mary: Welcome to the show Amaryllis, it's a pleasure to meet you! How are you?
Amaryllis: I'm doing fine. It's a pleasure to meet you as well!
Mary: If you'd be kind enough to share with the audience, where did you come from and feel free to share any family members you have as well!
Amaryllis: I came from Rustboro City in the Hoenn region originally. It's a great place, but it does have quite a bit of water around the region. I am an only child, so I have my mother, father, and relatives like my grandparents, aunts, cousins, and uncles. My father and mother are both the founders of our company which is the sister corporation to Devon. I'm their heir, so I do whatever I can to raise the sales pitch up a notch.
Mary: Oh wow, that's quite the backstory you have! So Amaryllis what made you want to start your own journey throughout the Johto Region?
Amaryllis: When I travelled to Fortree City, I witnessed Winona's graceful and elegant style of battling. I thought if I traveled to Johto, I could try to emulate her battling style in a way that appeals to the crowd. My other reason would be to break off of the path that I was pre-determined to start from birth, so that moment with Winona was what made me want to start here in Johto.
Mary: Truly inspirational stuff if I do say so myself! Amaryllis do you have a favourite pokemon or pokemon typing, if so why is this your favourite?
Amaryllis: Thanks to Winona, I have a fondness for the Flying type. The reason why the Flying type is my favourite is the fact that you can ride on one which they would let you soar into the air. All Flying type Pokemon are graceful in their own way, but my favourite Pokemon would have to be Altaria. Winona's own Altaria was just so pretty that I hope to have an Altaria of my own to train!
Mary: Altaria is such a beautiful pokemon so a great choice there indeed! Do you have any hobbies you'd like to share with the audience?
Amaryllis:Well, for starters, I like reading whenever I have free time. I usually like to read about the myths and legends of the Hoenn region which details the clash of Kyogre and Groudon. Another favorite hobby of mine is sewing, something I've learned from my mother. I had sewn a lot of sweaters, jeans, and jackets for her sometimes.
Mary: Do you have any specific goals you wish to accomplish during your journey?
Amaryllis: Well, I would really like to raise a team of bird Pokemon. It doesn't matter if they are another typing, all that matters is that they are all welcome under my care. I've heard that Falkner is the Flying-type gym leader of Violet City, so I hope I can battle him and show him how much I love bird Pokemon. So...Falkner, if you're listening, I hope I can show you and the entire world that bird Pokemon are wonderful to raise.
Mary: Do you have a favourite moment of your journey so far?
Amaryllis: To be honest, I have one favorite moment from my journey. When my Pidgey and I were battling a Wurmple, he was quite determined to not get bested by his dinner despite being slowed down during the flight. What made it special was the determination he showed during the battle, and he tried his best in beating the wild Pokemon. In the end, he won with no serious injuries.
Mary: Which pokemon out of those you own are you closest to?
Amaryllis: A tough question. I love every single Pokemon that I own, more often than not. The only Pokemon I feel that I'm closest to is my Torchic. Karna is a Pokemon you can rely on and he hasn't battled yet, but I know his strong point is helping to warm up the eggs I'm incubating. Plus, Torchic are very adorable and affectionate. His species are given to new trainers back at my home region, so I was rather elated to have him here with me. I know that all Torchic evolve to Combusken and then Blaziken, I have high hopes that he will be the greatest asset to my team of bird Pokemon.
Mary: When everything is said and done how would you like to be remembered?
Amaryllis: I would like to be remembered as someone who cares a lot for bird Pokemon and all Flying type Pokemon in general. I feel that many other trainers raise teams that are strong against Flying types in general, so I would naturally spread the word about the wonders of how bird Pokemon can take you across the sky.
Mary: There is a young man that goes by the alias Silver traversing the Johto region and trying to cause new trainers grief, if you have had the pleasure of meeting Silver before, what advice would you give to him in reference to changing his ways?
Amaryllis: I don't think I have met Silver before, but if he and I cross paths, I could tell him to stop treating his Pokemon so poorly. I believe that every Pokemon in this region have their strengths and weaknesses just like regular humans do. They have feelings that other people would not get, so for Pokemon to be treated poorly, you are only hurting yourself that way. Please try to understand that not all Pokemon like the way they are to be treated.
And there you have it folks! Another intriguing interview with Ms. Amaryllis Spencer! Well we will let you get on with your journey! Join us next month for another thrilling interview! And if you'd like to be put in the running for an interview well just sign-up! Ta-ta for now!
A big thank you to Sky for participating in the second instalment of the series!