New Items, New Routes.
(Before I can get into the lab, there is a mandatory cutscene that seems to have the purpose of showing that Bianca has an abusive father. I'm going to skip that bit.)
Ah Pentigan, just in time. Have you met my assistants Cherry and Bronco? Cherry helps write entries for the pokedex and Bronco handles anything that requires heavy lifting.
I'm good at lifting.
<Why does she need a pokedex entry writer when she can just uplink whatever next version of the device she is working on to the PEFE database?>
Anyway, before you start your gym challenge I need to lock most of the data on your pokedex so you can't cheat and read about pokemon you shouldn't know about yet. -She snatches my pokedex and makes some adjustments- There. -Hands it back-
~+~ Pent obtained the Hacked Pokedex! ~+~
I hope you have a good time here in Unova.
I head out and up to the next route, which is Route 1. I take a musty paper tourism map out of my bag so I don't get lost.
~+~ Pent obtained the Tourist Map! ~+~
As I venture out onto Route 1, I spot someone vaugely familliar...
MOST DEFINATELY NOT OLD MAN:
Oh, hello new trainer. -Puts down a teacup filled with something very brown and possibly alchoholic-
I'm not a new trainer...
Of course you are! Let me teach you how to catch pokemon! -Wanders into the tall grass, a... A weedle? A weedle pops out. MDNOM procedes to catch the weedle- See, now have some balls!
Waitwhat? -Is handed a bunch of pokeballs- Oh.
~+~ Pent obtained the Poke Balls That Are In No Way Innuendo! ~+~
I progress down the route.
<I'll need to improve my team if I want to handle this gym challenge properly.>
I catch a Patrat and Lillipup and decide to name them something when I come up with a name later. I also train Oakley a little and head into town.
I get a message on my X-Tran as soon as I enter the gates. I quickly check it (Something about League Standards team size restrictions) before heading to the pokemon centre.