Well today was fun and Wayne and Mel evolved.
Festivities started early and before lunch we’d already battled seven people and Wayne had evolved. The excitement he had on discovering he had arms is almost indescribable. Mel even learned a new attack.
After the morning battles, I decided we should go explore the rest of the party. Max and Jon decided to wander with me, while Wayne, Jane, Mel, and Isabelle went off by themselves. “Just stay out of trouble. And stick together.” I warned them.
It was nice to wander around with Max and Jon. There were a lot of food stands, food from all over the world. There were souvenir stands too, with everything from snow globes to T-shirts. I found a hand made music box which played a sweet little lullaby. I absolutely love it, but I’m sending it back home to keep it safe. There was also a shop full of little glass Pokémon. I bought a ice blue dewgong. It’s always been one of my favorite Pokémon.
While we were getting some cotton candy and fried doduo, Wayne and the others found us. They said they’d heard Kaz had entered a competition to win an HM. “The captain’s offering it. There’s still time to enter.”
“HMs are rare.” Jon added.
“But extremely useful. Alright, let’s enter.”
Mel flapped excitedly and Jane clapped her hands. They lead me to the sign up booth. “If you could follow me miss.” One of the attendants said. He lead me to a battle arena set up on the main deck of the ship. “You signed up just in time, we’re about to start.”
A crowd had gathered around the arena. The entire contest was a bracketed battle tree, the winner of a battle would move onto the next. My first two battles were against some sailors from the S. S. Anne. Jane took them out without any hesitation. Jon and Isabelle took out the next two, and Max defeated two gentlemen, before letting Wayne fight a Lass’s pikachu.
People cheered my team on as we rose through the ranks. I could also hear people cheering on the other side of the arena where the were holding the other half of the battles. “Wanna bet that’s Kaz?”
“Yep. He’s got at least two badges, maybe three by now. I’d be surprised if we didn’t see him at the final battle.”
As suspected, Kaz came sauntering over to our arena. “You’re going down Lisa. I’m undefeated.” A roar came from his supporters in the audience.
I rolled my eyes. “Both of us are undefeated, idiot.” My supporters shouted down the others.
“Alright!” The ref yelled above the audience. “Let’s have a good fight, and may the best trainer win.”
Mel nudged my shoulder. “You want to go first?” He nodded and squeaked. “OK, do your best Mel.”
Mel darted out to the field,(I heard girls squeeing at how cute he was) and Kaz sent out his pidgeotto. For a second, I thought about how Colbert might be a fearow right now, but I shook the thought from my head. I couldn’t be distracted. Kaz snickered at the size difference between our Pokémon and I smirked as Mel’s first move was Supersonic. The pidgeotto landed and staggered around, trying to get it’s bearings, as Mel swooped in to Bite it. Unfortunately, it still landed some strong Gusts, and I had to heal Mel. It was close, but Mel took out his opponent and flew back to me. “Good job Mel. That was great.” Kaz’s Kadabra was up next. “Jane?”
Jane scoffed. “Be right back.”
I wish she could have been back after defeating him. Jane started out with a Poison Powder, but the Kadabra’s Synchronize psychically poisoned her. Jane still tried to confuse the Kadabra before switching with Wayne. Luckily, Wayne didn’t even have to attack. With its confused state and Wayne’s new stink, it hurt itself and fainted.
So Wayne just waited for the next Pokémon. I was pleased to see Kaz was worried. Max’s brother was who he sent out. “Wayne, Poison Powder!” Mark was quick, and avoided some of the powder and Hyper Fanged, Wayne back towards me. I healed him and whispered, “Bullet Seed.” He nodded, and ran back out. I was so worried though. I ordered Wayne to come back, but he ignored me, and while he won the battle. He could barely stand. “Max, get him out of there.”
Then last was Kaz’s starter, his Ivysaur. Max didn’t even need a minute.
“We have a winner!” the ref called, but it was drowned out by the audience. The captain of the ship gave me the HM and congratulated me on a well fought battle. Kaz even found me.
“I have to admit, you did good.”
“But next time, you’re going down. Smell ya!”
“You wish.” I muttered.
It was another half hour before I could leave the deck. People kept coming up to ask me questions or say how much they liked my Pokémon. I even battled a couple more people, and Mel evolved. I felt bad for the girls who’d thought he’d been cute, but I still think he is. It’s adorable because he hasn’t quite realized he’s not the same size anymore, and keeps trying to cuddle on my shoulder.
We explored and mingled a little bit longer, but the ship was leaving, and everyone who did not have a ticket for the voyage had to get off. We watched the S. S. Anne leave port and sail into the sunset.
I sent the stuff I bought back home, and I used the HM on Max. Now she can Cut things quickly with her tail. Tomorrow we’re going to do some more training before taking on the Lt. Surge.