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Anom's Super Mega Egg Run
Anomalocaris 20

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Chapter 10: Challenge Accepted
Nacrene City

Girl: "ENTERPRISING YOUNG PEOPLE USING WAREHOUSES AS STUDIOS."

"Thanks."

Backpacker: "NACRENE CITY BEING ADMIRED. ORDINARITY IS COOL TOO."

"...Thanks, too."

Fat Lady: "OLD WAREHOUSE IS THE SECOND LOOK."

Young Man: "THE WAREHOUSE SELLS THE GOODS.

I had been here about two minutes and already hated the denziens of this place. I found that the "goods" sold by the warehouse were performance enhancing drugs, and shyed away. There was also a pair of karate guys whose idea of "far away" was about 6 paces.

Accordion Player: "How do you like the sound of accordions?"

I stayed and listened to the player for a while, thankful for the one sane individual in a hive of idiots and lunatics. After a while, I left.


Accordion Player: "...She's in Nacrene."

???: "...Good. Keep an eye on her..."

Accordion Player: "Got it, chief..."


I entered the Pokemon Center and healed up/stocked up. I had some training to do if I wanted to fight Lenora. I had heard great rumors about this Challenger's Rock, so I decided to see it for myself. First I had to destroy a Nurse though.

!!!

"What? Cyndaquil is evolving!"

After gaining a shiny* new Quilava, the Nurse healed my Pokemon for me.

I also battled a Preschooler named Homer.

Homer: "I use Roggenrola because the hole in it makes me think of donuts. Mmm, donuts... hraaaaagh..."

I walked away as he began nomming innefectively on the edge of the confused Roggenrola.

Finally, after a long, long hike up cliffs, through grass, and through the ranks of enemy Pokemon, I reached the top of a hill, where two fighters were bowing before the Challenge Rock.

"...This is the Challenge Rock?!"

I looked at the small lump of dirt.

Karate Guy: "How dare you insult the sacred Challenge Rock!"

"Whoa, sorry, was just somewhat surprised. I was expecting it to be pretty large."

Karate Girl: "Ungrateful girl... be thankful there is a Challenge Rock at all!"

Karate Guy: "You must Rock Smash the Challenge Rock, and maybe it will bless you with a gift!"

I lightly poked the mound, and noticed there was a Star Piece buried inside it. Not a very expensive piece or anything, just a small little useless chunk.

"Aww, that's it?"

Karate Guy: "YOU DARE INSULT THE GIFT OF THE CHALLENGE ROCK!? THAT'S IT!! SHORYUKEN!!!"

"AAAAAAAAHHHHhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!"

I landed in a heap back at Nacrene City.

"Owwwwww..."

Despite my rough time, I felt ready to face Lenore... after my chin and spine felt better.


*Disclaimer: Not an actual shiny Pokemon.
14th Mar '12 9:44:06 PM flag for mods
comments
Roggenrola donuts... mmmmmm...
Tangent128 14th Mar 12
I honestly never knew about the Challenge Rock before. That's certainly interesting.
Saiga 14th Mar 12
"after my chin and spine felt better", until Lenora and her Watchog break them again. Good luck with taking her down.
ElecRei 15th Mar 12
He's got a Riolu. He'll be fine.
BadWolf21 15th Mar 12
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