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#08. Kickin' Down the Museum

A museum! I can get some fancy learnin'!



Music: Battle! N

You're still creepy!

Your friends are kinda. . . easy to beat, Mr. N. :I

Nobody can see the future, gosh. Except for maybe those weird birds with the creepy eyes. (I saw them on tv once.)

The antilife equation?


Hi! There's no other guys with creepy eyes in here, is there? Like that one that just left? Good.



Do y'all not get many visits? That seems unlikely, really. . .

so it became a Fossil."
Fossil or just a skeleton?
Choro Notes: It's a Dragonite's skeleton.

Choro Notes: This is a meteorite like the ones at Veilstone City in Sinnoh: If one brings Deoxys here, he'll alter form.

seem to have any value . . ."
Ah. . . it is kinda pretty though!

Choro Notes: It's an immaculately preservered Armaldo!

A Pokémon that uses bones as a weapon, huh? That sounds like cheating.

Oh whoa, these musta been scattered aaaall over the place.

Ah! Thank you, sir!

. . . ah.

Choro Notes: Nacrene City Gym
It's mostly "Solve riddle by talking to person" Spoilers: The answers are all talking to one of the only people in the gym.

reading books or training pokémon.
I'm strong because I used to play on the rope swing all the time when I was little!

Choro Notes: He has a Patrat. That's it. GREAT.

"But you don't have to take my word for it!"

Not particularly, I'm not really much of a reader-y type.

the first time in his life."

The note reads:

"Pokémon Trainers!
I am the Gym Leader, Lenora!

I hid four memos in this library. Each of them has a question. Can you solve the questions and come find me? Q: What is the first Pokémon you met in this Gym?"

Shoot. Are we counting alive ones or what?

Whatever, I'll just try all of the books.

This is compleeeeetely boring.

Lenora's note reads:

"As I thought, that question was easy. Well, this is the second question! Q: Flame burns inside its body, and it gives off smoke from its head while it runs . . . What is this book?"

Hmm. . .

Huh? No. The only Tepig I've ever seen just curls up, whips its tail around and smells things.

. . . Ma'am you are the only other person in this room and I'm not good at riddles. I'd like to just battle if that's ok.

Ah! That's how you use those then?


Lenora's note reads:

"It's impressive you found this place! That's what I'd expect from a challenger like you! Q: If you heat it up in a pot, it'll be delicious. What is this?

A-am I wrong?

She didn't have to start crying. :<

Also she's the only other person in here. C'mon ]:<

That would make an awesome clubhouse, yeahhhh.


is me! Lenora!

Music: Battle! Unova Gym Leader

Choro Notes: Lenora
Lenora's Japanese name is Aloe. That's kind of a cool name. The odd thing about Lenora is they, well, they changed her official artwork. See how she's wearing an apron there? Like someone who works with fossils generally might? Yeah it's either slung over her back or she's wearing it as a cape now. In several versions of the anime they flat out digitally removed the apron. That is a thing that they did.

Choro Notes: Intimidate
Herdier, Lillipup's evolved form, has the ability Intimidate. What it does is it lowers the attack stat of its opponents by one stage when it hits the field. It's a handy trait! Let's see how effective it is against Dig'em!

. . . dang, Dig'em you really hit him good there!

I'm gonna, you know, just kind of kick your thing until it stops moving.

. . . oh! Now the thing Cheren said makes sense!

Brute force! I'm the muscle! HUWA!

Thanks Cheren!

Oh. Where were we?

. . . ah. See now I know why Cheren gave me more than one!

Haha! Dig'em you're really strong, you know that?

Choro Notes: Counter
Counter is a move that goes after the opponent. If the opponent hits Dig'em with a physical move, he'll turn around and hit them for twice the damage they dealt. This is particularly useful on Sawk. Sawk who has Sturdy as an ability. Sturdy being the ability that lets them take a Giga Impact and survive wi— What I'm getting at is it's hilarious on Sawk

Choro Notes: Not my usual preferred method of gym battles, but sometimes you just gotta brute force the shit out of them! 'Cause yeah, I just kind of ruined Lenora hard.

Motivated is a thing that I am, yup!

My fighting style is to just kinda tackle them to the ground and go to town. But I don't do that often, usually I Pokémon Battle now!


"You can throw a Patrat out first to really abuse it, you know. Kind of like a sacrifice to the battling gods."

"Oh, is that pest of a Sawsbuck back?"

. . . wait what just happened?

Hey let's take a look at the current Team Haley!

Elgyem - Female
Lv.19 - Naughty Nature
Met at Lv.5 at Nuvema Town.
Good endurance.
Ability: Telepathy - Anticipates an ally's attack and dodges it.


Psybeam - -
Power: 65 Accuracy: 100
The target is attacked with a peculiar ray. It may also cause confusion.

Headbutt - -
Power: 70 Accuracy: 100
The user sticks out its head and attacks by charging straight into the target. It may also make the target flinch.

Heal Block - -
Power: -- Accuracy: 100
For five turns, the user prevents the opposing team from using any moves, Abilities, or held items that recover HP.

Miracle Eye - -
Power: - Accuracy: --
Enables a Dark-type target to be hit by Psychic-type attacks. It also enables an evasive target to be hit.
Haley Notes: Best bud. She gets weird looks whenever people see her.


Panpour - Female
Lv.18 - Modest Nature
Met at Lv.10 in the Dreamyard.
Loves to eat.
Ability: Gluttony - Encourages the early use of a held Berry.
Item: Mystic Water - Increases the power of Water-type moves.


Rock Smash - -
Power: 40 Accuracy: 100
The user attacks with a punch that can shatter a rock. It may also lower the target's Defense stat.

Leer - -
Power: -- Accuracy: 100
The opposing team gains an intimidating leer with sharp eyes. The opposing team's Defense stats are reduced.

Lick - -
Power: 20 Accuracy: 100
The target is licked with a long tongue, causing damage. It may also leave the target with paralysis.

Water Gun - -
Power: 40 Accuracy: 100
The target is blasted with a forecful shot of water.
Haley Notes: Her tail is kind of gross. . .


Lillipup - Female
Lv.14 - Quirky Nature
Met at Lv.2 on Route 1.
Quick to Flee.
Ability: Pickup - The Pokémon pick up items.


Leer - -
Power: -- Accuracy: 100
The opposing team gains an intimidating leer with sharp eyes. The opposing team's Defense stats are reduced.

Tackle - -
Power: 50 Accuracy: 100
A physical attack in which the user charges and slams into the target with its whole body.

Odor Sleuth - -
Power: -- Accuracy: --
Enables a Ghost-type target to be hit with Normal- and Fighting-type attacks. It also enables an evasive target to be hit.

Bite - -
Power: 60 Accuracy: 100
The target is bitten with viciously sharp fangs. It may make the target flinch.
Haley Notes: Playful but occasionally bites . . .


Audino - Male
Lv.18 - Relaxed Nature
Met at Lv.8 in the Dreamyard
Often scatters things.
Ability: Healer - May heal an ally's status conditions.


Growl - -
Power: -- Accuracy: 100
The user growls in an endearing way, making the opposing team less wary. The foes' Attack stats are lowered.

DoubleSlap - -
Power: 15 Accuracy: 85
The target is slapped repeatedly, back and forth, two to five times in a row.

Attract - -
Power: -- Accuracy: 100
If it is the opposite gender of the user, the target becomes infatuated and less likely to attack.

Refresh - -
Power: -- Accuracy: --
The user rests to cure itself of a poisoning, burn, or paralysis.
Haley Notes: He's really likes hugging! Look!


Purrloin - Male
Lv.11 - Lax Nature
Met at Lv.4 on Route 2.
Strong willed.
Ability: Limber - The Pokémon is protected from paralysis.


Scratch - -
Power: 40 Accuracy: 100
Hard, pointed, and sharp claws rake the target to inflict damage.

Sand-Attack - -
Power: -- Accuracy: 100
Sand is hurled in the target's face, reducing its accuracy.

Assist - -
Power: -- Accuracy: --
The user hurriedly and randomly uses a move among those known by other Pokémon in the party.

Thief - -
Power: 40 Accuracy: 100
The user attacks and steals the target's held item simultaneously. It can't steal if the user holds an item.
Haley Notes: I keep finding him with things that belong to me. :/


Sawk - Male
Lv.21 - Quirky Nature
Met at Lv.17 in the Pinwheel Forest.
Good endurance.
Ability: Sturdy - It cannot be knocked out with one hit.
Item: Black Belt - Increases the power of Fighting-type moves.


Counter - -
Power: -- Accuracy: 100
A retaliation move that counters any physical attack, inflicting double the damage taken.

Focus Energy - -
Power: -- Accuracy: --
The user takes a deep breath and focuses so that critical hits land more easily.

Double Kick - -
Power: 30 Accuracy: 100
The target is quickly kicked twice in succession using both feet.

Low Sweep - -
Power: 60 Accuracy: 100
The user attacks the target's legs swiftly, reducing the target's Speed stat.
Haley Notes: He's really good at kicking things!

[>Ace Trainer
Nature: Quirky
Pokédex: 25
Money: 8118

Haley Notes: I am having a lovely time!!!

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