Lixue@May: "Hiya hiya~! Didn't startle ya, did I?" -chuckles- "My name's Lixue! You look like a strong and wily Lucario, have you ever considered participating in a battle tournament? I work at one as an organized fighter, and the atmosphere alone is INCREDIBLE! Lights, cameras, flashy banners and a roaring audience! Plus the matches are tense and super thrilling, and customizable~! Not to mention pretty good pay as you win more matches! You look like you'd fit right in!"
May: It sure has been a while since I’ve been in one, haven’t been in one since my tactics coach passed a while back ago, Not to mention I haven’t sparred in a while either….
May: I mean on sight of the facility? I’d like to give it a shot, but I’d like to know if there is anyone I could train with and have a better idea for everything that’s in the tourney, I’m a bit rusty in the ring I’ll be honest with you.
Out in a rather large and verdant forest clearing, it was your typical sunny morning. The sun would cover nearly the entire glade, with only a small area being engulfed in shadows cast by a group of trees on one side. Near the center of the clearing was a hole with what looked like a staircase going downward. The stairs disappeared into the darkness, making it impossible to see further ahead.
Turning to the left of the entrance, you would see a sign that read “Home of Rocco The Typhlosion”, with a piece of paper stuck at the bottom that also said “Shout before you enter”. It made sense. There didn’t look like a door or anything to keep people out. Suddenly, you would hear footsteps coming from the stairway, and you unsurprisingly saw Rocco himself step outside. “I knew I heard somebody out here!” He clapped his hands together and excitedly grinned, his bright yellow eyes dead focused on you. “I wasn’t really expecting people though, at least not so early. The house ain’t really finished for just anybody to waltz on in yet too. So, could I help you with anything? ‘Cuz if not…” His excited grin would soon drop into a plain, bored expression. “You probably won’t find it very exciting here. Not right now, at least. I don’t really have much time for chit-chat, ya’ get me? But I guess I can let it slide.”
“Here it is, Serena! The best seat in the whole town!”
While the golden-haired girl certainly had had her misgivings
about Ash’s suggestion, the moment she saw the night sky, she realized that
there had been sense in it after all. The boy eagerly extended his hand to her
to give her a boost, and together they helped her step onto the roof of his
“You can see everything from here,” Serena breathed as she
settled herself onto the blanket beside him. “I feel like I can almost touch
the moon!” She extended her hand outward towards the sky, and the beautiful
harvest moon glowed behind her outstretched fingers.
“Climbing up here wasn’t that hard, either!” Ash commented with
a wink, then asked, “How was your first moon viewing festival?”
“I loved it!” Serena smiled brightly as she recalled the day’s
events. “I wish Kalos had something similar. I loved seeing all of the stalls
at the Viridian Festival and learning about the traditions. I’ve never seen so
many chestnuts!” Ash chuckled as she continued. “Plus, I had the chance to wear
a traditional yukata. Are you sure your mom doesn’t mind me borrowing this?”
she asked, suddenly aware of the fact that she had risked climbing a ladder
while wearing this beautiful garment.
Ash nodded reassuringly. “Of course! She seemed really happy
when I told her I had a friend who needed to borrow a yukata, and you saw how
big her smile was when she saw you step out in it!”
Feeling less guilty as well as slightly flustered now, Serena
changed the subject. “A-anyway, those rice dumplings at the gym were delicious!
Now that I’ve tasted some, I may want to try making them.”
Ash turned toward her with eyes sparkling. “Oh man, would you
make your own tsukimi dango for next year? I bet they’d be delicious!”
Serena’s faced turned an even deeper shade of pink. “Next year?”
she echoed. He was inviting her back?
“Yeah, it only comes once a year,” the Pallet Town native
explained, completely missing the point of her question. “I had a really
great time at the festival with you! Of course, every day is fun when you’re
around,” he added as an afterthought. “So what d’ya say?”
Unable to find the proper words, she simply nodded. Ash seemed
satisfied enough by her warm smile and gentle, grateful gaze, so he turned his
attention back to the sky. “We should have a really good harv– whoa,
Serena! A shooting star!” He sat up straighter and pointed wildly. “Are
you gonna make a wish?”
The performer shook her head and laid down on the blanket. The silver
moon, the twinkling stars, and the blazing tail of the shooting star all danced
within her shimmering eyes. “Not this time,” she murmured. “Right
now, I think I have everything I could wish for.”
My favorite part of Sinnoh was its focus on exploration. Almost all of the Pokemon were based on real animals and locations they would thrive in. HMs were great to use in Sinnoh because as a kid, seeing/imagining your Pokemon move boulders or surf across the waves made you feel like an exploration team instead of an army. There was also the underground where you could find treasure and the fact that so many characters like Cynthia and Roark were passionate about archaeology and ancient ruins.
That’s an absolutely wonderful way of wording it - the focus on exploration. And the underground is probably my favorite game feature in terms of how it supplements the lore and aesthetic of the region. I spent hours unearthing things in the underground.
Hi there! Sorry to bother you but this is just a quick PSA that this blog (pkmon-art) is reposting art (including yours) without permission. Unless I am unaware that this person got permission from you to post your art D: I mentioned it to my followers to leave asks for this person not to repost anymore. I just thought I would let you know!
I generally don’t mind people reposting my pokemon art if it is not in tumblr already and credits (with links) are given.
Not sure if this was done in the blog you mentioned (I try not to follow ANY pokemon related blogs these days due to sun&moon spoilers), but it is a shame when people do that without asking the artist first.