Lucas's First Gym Battle
The Sun was setting over Santalune City as most of the locals in town we're either heading home, or out to enjoy the sunset, but at the Pokemon Center both Red and Lucas walked into the Center looking for some rest after what's been a long day for the duo. Red was still limping on one leg after that slip back on Route 4 and Lucas was still helping him walk, the boys approached the front desk as the Nurse Joy working their approached the boys.
"Hello, what can I do for you guys?" Nurse Joy looked at the two and saw Red limping around on one leg. "Are you ok; did something happen to you on the way here?"
"I slipped on a vegetable on the way and hurt my knee." Lucas took Red over to a nearby chair as Nurse Joy waled over to the boys as Lucas pulled Red's Jeans leg up and showed her Red's knee which looked a pretty bruised up from the fall even after Lucas cleaned Red's cuts and it was still bandaged up.
"Your knee sure looks pretty bruised up, how sore is it?"
"It's sore enough for me to not be able to walk properly."
"My advice is to take it easy on your leg, put some ice on it, and it'll cool of the pain in your leg, and once you feel like the pain has numbed down, try walking on it and see if it's feeling any better. Anyways do you boys need any of your Pokemon healed or do you need to stay here for the night?"
"Yes, we're on a Pokemon Journey and i'm here to challenge the Gym Leader." Lucas said with a smile of confidence as he helped Red up to his Feet.
"That's great, ok then I just need to check your Pokedexes first and i'll take you up to your room." Red and Lucas handed Nurse Joy their Pokedexes as she nodded. "OK if you have any injured Pokemon i'll take them for a quick treatment so they'll be ready for battle.
'All right, our Pokemon were in a battle earlier and helped a gardener with his crop, so we'll let you treat our Pokemon before we do any more battling tommarow." said Red as he and Lucas handed Nurse Joy their back packs as they both had their Pokeball with their Pokemon inside them.
"Ok, i'll just place all of your Pokeballs here in this machine and give them a quick heal." Joy took the Pokeballs and placed them in a machine and activated; after a few moments the machine stopped as Joy gave both Red and Lucas their Pokeballs back. "Your Pokemon should be fully healed now, let me take you to your room." Joy made her way up the stairs as Red and Lucas followed her up to a bedroom with two beds across from eachother. "This will be your room for tonight, if you boys need anything let me know." Nurse Joy gave a smile as she left the room as Red and Lucas both made a nod and looked at their room.
"Looks comfortable, wonder which one of us should take which bed?" asked Lucas still holding on to Red "It doesn't matter to me bro, you can have whichever one." Red looked at Lucas with a smile as Lucas helped Red to the bed on the left side of the room.
"Thanks Lucas, sorry if my leg is being a burden to you." "No it's fine, I want to help you like any friend would." Lucas took his stuff beside his bed as Red placed an ice pack on his sore knee. "Hey Red, I can use my PSI Healing on your knee to make it better fast, sorry if I didn't think of that sooner." "You don't half to really, man it's only a sprain in my knee, save your healing in case we get ourselves seriously hurt, during something that's more dangerous than slipping on a vegetable; but I do appreciate the offer bro." Red said as he started to take off his shoes. "I know, but while we were helping that Gardener, I had forgotten about PSI Healing and used alcohol and band-aids on your knee." "I know but that's fine Lucas, it wasn't worth you using up any of your powers but if you really need tom than go for it." Lucas nodded as he pulled of his shoes, and made his way over to Red's Bed.
"Hey Red, I was wondering if you want to have a pep talk before tomorrow's battle?" "Sure bro, it's best if we talk strategy before you have your first battle tomorrow." Lucas sat on Red's bed and stood across from his friend as Red began remembering what Korrina said to them the day before about the Santalune City Gym and it's Trainer.
"Korrina said that the Gym Leader here is a Bug Type Pokemon Trainer. Bug Pokemon are weak against Ground, electric, and Flying type Pokemon, since Chespin is both a Ground and Grass type Pokemon, you could have an advantage over her. But some Pokemon have double abilities making them tougher to defeat with just one elemental type of Pokemon.
"Oh really, hmmm well I guess Chespin would be a good advantage by doubling with rock and grass moves." "Yes but you might want to also play defense as well when it comes to the moves a Gym Leader has; they're pretty tough so you may want to keep a watch over a lot of Pokemon's attacks, and find some ways that you can use to defend a Pokemon from another's attacks in battle." "I used Withdraw with Squirtle against those punks earlier." "Yeah and that was really impressive, if you use defensive tactics like that, it'll not only keep your Pokemon from getting damaged but at the same time, weaken another Pokemon's stamina to where they drop their guard and you can follow that up with a powerful attack." Lucas was actually writing down what Red was telling him and Red had a smile on his face seeing how willing Lucas was in learning on how to become a better Pokemon Trainer. "I see your taking notes, that's awesome bro, you really are wanting to take this seriously." Lucas gave Red a nod and then had another question on his mind. "Tomorrow before we head to the Gym can we train a little bit before I challenge the Gym Leader?" "Of course we can, and it's a smart idea to do a little training to level up your Pokemon so that way you can stand a better chance at winning a battle." "All right then Red, tomorrow we will do some training before we go into battle." Both Red and Lucas high fived eachother as the two would later make their way to their beds and drift asleep, for the battles that await them the next day.
It was sunrise, and as promised both Red and Lucas were up bright and early standing at opposite sides in front of the fountain in the center of town. "All right Lucas let's let the training begin." "Right Red, come at me bro!" "Go Fennekin!" "Go Squirtle." both Red and Lucas called out their respective Pokemon as the boys engaged in a friendly spar so Lucas can level up his Pokemon and become ready to challenge the gym leader. "Fennekin Ember!" "Squirlte Watergun!!" both Pokemon attacked with the current moves they have. "Tackle!" "Scratch!" both Pokemon were really engaged in battle and despite the type difference both Pokemon were really showing off some feats of strength as the boys continued to train they felt like they were getting stronger as they continued to fight one another. After several attacks Sqiurtle was starting to feel stronger after using more attacks like Tail Whip and water pulse; Lucas also used Chespin against Red's Squirtle and it began to learn Vine whip. Lucas's Flabebe also began to level up a bit to and Lucas decided to use Flabebe as an extra Pokemon before their battle starts.
"You're getting better, Lucas., I think you're ready now." said Red as he called back his Pokemon. "Thanks Red, I think we'd better get our Pokemon healed real quick before I challenge the Gym Leader." Red and Lucas ran over to the Pokemon Center as Nurse Joy took their Pokeballs and used the machine to heal the Pokemon.
"Well boys good luck, and return here if your Pokemon get hurt." said Nurse Joy as both Red and Lucas made their way out of the Pokemon Center as they made their way past the Fountain in the center of town and made their way up a couple roads to a corner where the Santalune Pokemon Gym was at.
"Here we are Lucas, are you nervous?" Red asked Lucas who was looking a bit nervous as Red placed his hand on Lucas's shoulder. "A little, what if I mess up?" Red dropped to Lucas's level and looked at the boy in his eyes. "I felt the same way when I had my first Gym Battle against Brock from Pewter City. He told me that the best way to win in a battle is to be in sync with your Pokemon; the better you're in sync with your Pokemon, the better your Pokemon will listen to your commands in battle and trusting it's trainer's power; Pokemon will not connect with Trainers who have none." Lucas looked at Red thinking about everything Red's telling him finding a bit more confidence in his abilities and his Pokemon. "The strength of a Pokemon is proportional to it's Trainer's power." Red remembered what Brock told him after Red lost a battle to Blue; and with that advice Red was able to become more in sync with his Pokemon and made himself into a stronger trainer.
"Ok Red, i'll take everything you said into consideration, and I will do my best to stay in sync with Chespin, Squirtle, and Falabebe as I get ready to challenge the Gym Leader." said Lucas now with full confidence.
"All right , Luke , show em what you're made of." Both Red and Lucas entered the Santalune City Gym; as the boys walked in they saw a giant Spiderweb suspended over grass and dirt below with several wodden log platforms around the web.
"So another challenger has come to challenge me." said the voice of a woman with blonde hair, green eyes, white top, green short pants that go below her knees, maroon colored shoes with green laces, and she was holding a camera too. "My name is Viola, I am the Santalune City Gym Leader, I hold the Bug Badge, so which one of you cute adorable boys wants to battle with me?" Lucas stepped up to one of the platforms and accepted the challenge.
"I maybe a rookie trainer, but my best friend Red, one of the best Pokemon Trainers in the world taught me a lot about Pokemon, and i'm ready to put everything that he has taught me to the test and challenge you for your badge." Lucas stood ready to battle feeling confident.
"Well then cutie, it's time for me to put your skills to the test, you may be cute and adorable, but i'm not going to go easy on you." Viola also stepped up as she took a Pokeball from her belt and threw it in the air. "Go Surskit!" Viola called out a blue insect like Pokemon with a yellow antenna and four legs. "Now let's see what you're made of." as Lucas stood ready for battle, both Red and Lucas began examining Surskit on their Pokedexes for information on the stats of Surskit.
"Surskit the Pond Skater Pokemon; Surskit can walk on water a if it was skating; it attracts it's prey with the sweet aroma it produces." said the Pokedex as both Red and Lucas looked at eachother for a last second pep talk.
"Ok Lucas, this is your moment; remember to do your best and give it all you got." Red put his hand on Lucas's shoulder and Lucas turned around and nodded; he then turned back around to face Viola and took a Pokeball from the belt of his shorts, and threw it. "Go Chespin!" Lucas called out his Cjespin who stood across from Viola's Surskit.
"Let the battle begin." said one of the Spectators in the Gum as both Lucas and Viola began their Pokemon Battle.
"Surskit, use Sweet Scent. a purple aroma began to surround Chespin, as Chespin began to feel the effects of it. "With Sweet Scent your Chespin can't evade attacks for two turns
"Fine, now Chespin use your tackle attack!" Lucas's Chespin charged at Viola's Surskit and made contact with the Insectoid Pokemon, damaging the Surskit a bit.
"So it seems like you have some skill, but still you just got one luck hit, now Surskit use bubble attack." A series of bubbles came at Chespin and normally it wouldn't effect Chespin but since Surskit is at a bit of a higher level than Chespin, it was able to do a bit of damage to Chespin.
"Chespin, use Vine Whip!" Lucas's Chespin stretched out it's vines and began to smack Surskit several times greatly affecting the Surskit, damaging it to the lowest on the Pokemon's health meter displayed on the screen.
"Surkist, stick it with your Sticky Web!" Surkist sprayed a sticky stringy web at Chespin, but Lucas was able to use defense now that Sweet Scent has stopped.
"Chespin use your roll out to dodge it, and attack Surkist head on." Chespin curled it self into a ball of rock as it was able to break the sticky Web and made contact with the Surkist knocking it down. The Surkist tried to make an attempt to get up but it couldn't, it was exhausted from battle and it fainted.
"Surkist is unable to battle, this round goes to Lucas and Chespin." said one of the spectators as Red looked over at Lucas.
"Way to go Lucas, that was awesome." Red was cheering Lucas on as Viola took her Pokeball and called back Surkist.
"That was a little beginner's luck but now time for your luck to run out; now go Vivillian!" out of the Pokeball the Viola just tossed was a butterfly like Pokemon with pink and purple wings.
"Wow that's a very amazing looking Pokemon." both Red and Lucas took out their Pokedexes to get some information on it.
"Vivvilion, the Scale Pokemon; Vivillion are skillfully able to find a source of water; It is said that you'll find a spring if you follow Vivillion." They both closed their Pokedexes as Lucas was ready to continue the fight.
"That was impressive how you was able to defeat Surkist, now let's see how you fair up against Vivillion." Viola challenged Lucas's Chespin, as Lucas began to take command once again
"Chespin, go for Vine Whip!" Chespin stretched it's vines out to attack Vivillion but for some reason, Viola had a plan. "Vivillion, use your Stun Spore attack!" Vivillion spread it's wings and a yellow gas formed from it's wings as it began to take effect. Chespin's Vines did hit the Vivillion, but it only did very minimal damage to the butterfly as the Chespin was now hit with the Stun Spore. "Chespin use leech seed!" commanded Lucas as chespin shot out several seed bullets at Vivvilion but it didn't do much damage.
"Grass Type Pokemon are weak against Flying Type Pokemon; so now let's finish this off; use Gust attack now, Vivillion!" Vivillion flapped it's wings and a gush of wind surged through it knocking Chespin into the air and causing it to fall with a hard landing as the Chespin would fall unconscious.
"Chespin, is unable to battle; this round goes to Viola." said the Spectator as Lucas called back his Chespin. "You did great Chespin, very well done!" said Lucas as he took out his second Pokeball. "Go Squirtle!" Lucas called out his Squirtle as it stood ready for battle.
"Vivillion, use Sleep powder!" A Puprple dust like gas spread from Vivillion's wings as Lucas thought of a solution.
"Withdraw Squirtle!" Squirlte took cover inside it's shell as sleep powder poured onto Squirlte's shell until it ran out. "Watergun!" Squirtle shot a beam of water at Vivillion giving the butterfly Pokemon some damage.
"Go for Stun Spore!" Vivillion once again used Stun Spore on Squirtle but it only did moderate damage, but Vivillion was worse for wear due to it all ready being in abattle and was slightly weakened by Chespin.
"Squirlte go for a skull bash attack!" Lucas commanded for his Squirtle to use Skull bash as Squirtle would hit Vivillion directly with it's head damaging the Vivillion more.
"Gust attack now!" Viviliion once again used it's gust that it used to defeat Chespin on Squirtle but the weight of Squirtle's hard shell made it a little bit difficult to be blown in the air. "Your Squirtle can't hold on however you know." Viola made a point; even though Squirlte's shell had a weight advantage; it couldn't keep it from getting it self blown as Lucas tried thinking of a solution.
"Withdraw" once again Squirtle withdraws in it's shell as Lucas tried to think of another plan; than he realised something, when he looked over at Red. "Use your watergun inside your shell; to spin yourself around. "Squirtle shot out a blast of water from inside it's shell; as the water made Squirtle's shell spin ferouciously as the watergun began to push Squirtle into the air, as it made contact, nailing Vivillion with it's shell. "That was awesome.
"Squirlte learned Rapid Spin, and it was all because of you." Praised Red from the sidelines. I actually have you to think Red, I remember when your Squirtle used that, and it got me to thinking about how to use it.
"This battle isn't over yet; go for Stun Spore, Vivillion!" "Finish it off, with watergun!" Both Stun Spore and Watergun made contact with eachother as both attacks hit the opposite Pokemon with Squirttle getting hit with Stun Spore, and Vivillion getting hit with Water Gun. Both Pokemon stood across from eachother looking at eachother; both in exhhaustion; and after a few seconds the Vivillion fainted from losing the most after 2 battles.
"Vivillion is unable to battle; the winner of this battle is Lucas from Tazmily Village." said the Spectator as Lucas jumped up in the air celebrating as Red approached Lucas
"I did it; I won my first Pokemon Battle." Lucas said jumping up and down as he saw Red approach him. "I proud of you Lucas, you battled hard and you won your first Gym Battle, I have a feeling you will become a great Pokemon Trainer." "Thanks Red, I appreciate, how you stay beside me, and for my Pokemon for battling along side me in my first Gym Battle." The two saw Viola call back her Vivillion as she approached Lucas and Red.
"You we're really impressive for a rookie, I have a feeling if you continue to train hard; you will be an amazing Trainer, you might be able to challenge Diantha he Kalos league champion." Viola took something out of her pocket, it was a badge in the shape of a bug. "Here is the Bug Badge you earned it." Lucas took the badge with a smile. "If you continue to catch Pokemon and train them you will find yourself becoming a stronger trainer, do your best and always give it all you got."
"I will do just that." "i'll also be here to help him Train and make him into a stronger trainer myself." said Red as he placed an arm around Lucas's shoulders as the three of them all shared a laugh.
"The Next Gym is in Cyllage City; though you may want to return to Lumoise City, and go through the southwest gate to get there, also if you run into my sister Alexa, tell her I said Hi." said Viola as Red and Lucas nodded and waved farewlel to Viola. "Take care, guys." Red and Lucas also waved goodbye to Viola as they would make their way on the road again.
"It sounds like this path to Cylliage City is going to be a long one; but if it means getting stronger than i'm up for the travel to get their." "Like a wise man once said, the Journey is even more important than the destination; anyways we better get moving and be on our way to the next city." "Right Red, let's go."
Both Red and Lucas once again made their way down the path, both with their minds set for Lucas to challenge the next Gym Leader in Cyllige City. What type of adventures await the duo? Find out in their next exciting adventure.
To be Continued.