We made it to Castelia late at night. But of course, that wasn't a problem, as I was soon to discover.
I had been amazed at Virbank. Castelia City? I was FLOORED.
The city was ENORMOUS. Bigger than enormous! It was - GINORMOUS! The buildings are as tall as mountains, and even though it's near midnight, it's lit up like it's midday, from all the signs, neon, lit building windows...it's incredible. I couldn't even fathom it.
Plus, I got a free bike. Some clown was handing them out to trainers as part of a promotional stunt. I was a bit suspicious, but hey, free bike! If it breaks it breaks. I have a dragon to ride, anyway. He's now big enough that I can ride on his back, which, admittedly, is extremely awesome. But I'm also heavy, so Fang doesn't let me ride on him often. Ha ha ha.
I thought about getting a hotel room with a view, but my thin wallet said otherwise. So we stayed the night at the Pokemon Center.
The next morning, I went around exploring Castelia. I fought a lot of battles that were EASY. Found a bunch of items lying around, like two Charcoals that I gave to Marco and Leon, and a Scope Lens I gave to Sonata. She doesn't like it much, since it covers her eyes, but she likes the advantage in battle it gives her. I told her she can make it more fashionable later. I even got an Exp. Share, which I'm thrilled about! Finally training will be so much easier for the new babies! For lunch we went to a restaurant and got ice cream for dessert. I took a boat ride to a famous landmark, Liberty Garden, which was cool. That first day in the city, I was unashamedly a tourist. And it was awesome.
Later that day, we went past the city to see what Pokemon we could catch. I caught a Mincinno on the road heading out of town. So I went to the PC and sent her to Brandon, and he sent me an egg.
I also talked to him, and told him everything that had happened with the Plasma grunts.
Brandon was as shaken by it as I was. "Tabby, you promise me you'll be careful, alright?" He said anxiously. "I met other team members like that when I was in Plasma, and they are VERY bad news. You don't want to cross them unless you're prepared." He smiled crookedly. "I know you'll butt heads with them whether I tell you not to or not, so just, be careful. Okay?"
"Don't worry, Brandy pamby." I chuckled. "Have you seen my team? Those jerks who call themselves Plasma won't stand a chance."
"Good." He nodded. "I'll contact Sage Rood and tell him what you told me. Maybe, after Castelia City, you can swing up to Driftveil to visit him? I'm sure he'd like that. You could meet some of my old Plasma friends, too."
I wasn't sure if Driftveil was the next gym I had to fight, but the idea sounded nice. "Tell him I'll drop by when I can." I said.
Well, we got the egg that Brandon sent. I spent the evening training north of the city. It was getting late by the time we finished. We headed back into Castelia, and we all got some ice cream cones and relaxed by the fountain in the main square.
Then I felt the egg stir. I set down my cone and picked up the egg, excitedly.
But when the egg hatched...I was so dismayed, I had to laugh.
It was ANOTHER FIRE TYPE. Apparently, Team Plasma had had a thing with stealing fire type Pokemon. It was a tiny baby Litwick, with enormous golden eyes like drops of honey. I decided to name him Judah. The Pokedex said he was Mild nature, loves to eat. And that quickly became obvious.
"HEY!" Leon let out a screech of shock. Judah had toddled over to him, his firelight eyes dancing, and had grabbed onto Leon's tail, eagerly chewing on the tip.
"He's - he's got my tail! Leggo, leggo, you little imp!" Leon shrieked, spinning around. But the tiny ghost type held on tight, giggling. We all started laughing. Leon glared at us, desperate. "Come on, help! What if he puts out my tail fire?!"
Marco was laughing in his barking way. "Oh, Leon, calm down. He's a ghost type and a fire type, he won't even leave any real drool on your tail. He's just eating your fire. I think its cute."
Despite how funny it was, finally I picked up little Judah and made him let go of Leon's tail. He seemed enamored with Leon, no matter how many dirty looks the Charmeleon shot the new baby.
"Well," I said, looking at Judah, "As sweet as you are, little one, we already have two fire types on the team. I think I'm going to send you to my big brother for now. He can take care of you until we need you. Okay?"
Judah didn't seem unhappy at all. On the way to the Pokemon Center, Sonata even taught him to say Brandon. So I sent him to my brother, who was happy to have a little Pokemon to take care of. I was glad, too.
"Hey, guys?" I said, as I crawled into bed that night. "If the next egg we hatch is a fire type too, I'm going to flip. Just saying."
We all laughed.
Remnants (c) me
Pokemon (c) Pokemon
(Seriously. Seriously. I mean, as the egg was hatching, I jokingly said, "Look, it's going to be another fire type!" BUT IT WAS. XD Seriously, how many of you guys sent me fire types? I mean, I love'em. But seriously. In a few gyms, at Driftveil, I'm going to be toast unless I can get a grass type or water type or SOMETHING else on my team. X'D So for now, little Judah's going to be boxed. Which is a shame, since he has a nice moveset. Shadow Ball, you know. But I don't need him for now. Also, I named him Judah, because, you know. Judah of the Maccabees, Hannukah, candles, Litwick. I thought it was cute. :3
For the pretend end of the world tomorrow, I think I shall go eat a cookie. Huzzah.
Acrobatics, Cut, Low Sweep, ReturnSonata
Peck, Night Shade, Assurance, Wing AttackMarco
Bite, Flame Wheel, Close Combat, Fire FangFang
Fly, Ancient Power, Earthquake, FlamethrowerLeon
Dragon Rage, Ember, Dragon Claw, Flamethrower