Chapter 10: Challenge AcceptedNacrene City
"ENTERPRISING YOUNG PEOPLE USING WAREHOUSES AS STUDIOS."
"NACRENE CITY BEING ADMIRED. ORDINARITY IS COOL TOO."
"OLD WAREHOUSE IS THE SECOND LOOK."
"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.
"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.
"...She's in Nacrene."
"...Good. Keep an eye on her..."
"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.
"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.
"How dare you insult the sacred Challenge Rock!"
"Whoa, sorry, was just somewhat surprised. I was expecting it to be pretty large."
... be thankful there is a Challenge Rock at all!"
"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?"
"YOU DARE INSULT THE GIFT OF THE CHALLENGE ROCK!? THAT'S IT!! SHORYUKEN!!!"
I landed in a heap back at Nacrene City.
Despite my rough time, I felt ready to face Lenore... after my chin and spine felt better.
*Disclaimer: Not an actual shiny Pokemon.