Here we are: the Stupid Adventures of Sterling, Pokemon Trainer!
1) every time the caption read “(pokemon) was reassured by Sterling’s familiar scent” I always imagine said pokemon likes cuddling up to him which is adorable
2) …and slightly more painful depending on which pokemon is feeling cuddly.
3) Sterling befriended Mimi by dancing Thriller together. There is no convincing me otherwise.
4) when I started naming my pokemon I went with a ‘video game characters’ theme and named my magikarp Chu-Chu because the little fuzzball gets a lot of hate (she is annoying) but she’s super useful in Gear battles. Then I started imagining said pokemon with some item of clothing based off the character I named it off of and the thought of a gyarados with a hair tie and heart-shaped purse killed me. Didn’t help that Chu-Chu’s nature is quirky and a little vain. If his gyarados wants to look pretty, Sterling will damn well make it pretty.
Seriously? My own mother couldn’t show up to my championship parade? I know it’s a bit of a distance but you’ve got a fucking Rhyhorn chilling on the front lawn. It’s not like your only child becoming the goddamn Pokemon Champion of the entire friggin’ region happens every day!
So how does one evolve their Pokemon? Does it happen automatically once you hit a certain level? I’m sure I’d find this stuff out if I actually went to another town but I’m trying to level up my trio of critters because that’s how I do.