I know I asked for it, but it’s weird having someone watch over me all the time. Not that I mind having a huge bird being my guardian angel since my only protection is usually a walking cupcake.

So thanks, Paul. None of the slimy people in town are even taking a second look at me once they see your big bad bird glaring back down at them. I should have our supplies for the first leg of our trip and be back at your brother’s house within the hour.

I hear Celestic Town has a happening okonomiyaki scene…

Gym leader of the week!

This week’s gym leader is.. Maylene!

Maylene is the gym leader of Veilstone City’s gym.  Her speciality is fighting-type Pokemon and upon defeat she will give you the Cobble Badge and TM60 (Drain Punch).

Because she comes across as cute, you would think her weak, but most adults in town respect her intense power.  Interestingly, she is rather unaware of her own strength and remains unaware as to how she really became gym leader of Veilstone and is confused by the whole thing.

Maylene likes to train her way to Snowpoint City- opting not to use Fly.  She is used to cold, and is still barefoot and barely clothed in the colder northern temperatures.  Maylene admires Candice for her studious attitude.  Maylene believes going barefoot is healthier than wearing footwear and states that Pokemon are all barefoot for a reason.

She made her first appearance in the anime during the episode Lost Leader Strategy.  

Maylene appears very very often outside her gym in-game- even appearing in Celadon City in HGSS.  She is the only known fighting-type specialist who is female.  Of all the trainers at the Battleground, Maylene has the strongest Pokemon.  

Sinnoh Veilstone City Gym - Maylene

Badge - Cobble Badge

Maylene uses Fighting-type Pokémon in her battles. Trainers who defeat her receive the Cobble Badge, TM60 (Drain Punch), and are able to use Fly outside of battle. In addition, if she is the fourth Gym Leader defeated, all Pokémon up to level 50 will obey their Trainer. Maylene is considered a cute little girl, but adults in the town respect her for her power. Maylene’s father gambles at the Veilstone Game Corner. Maylene apparently does not know her own strength, as she is unsure of how she got to be Gym Leader, and seems rather confused by the whole thing.

Later in Platinum, the player encounters her upon entering Route 217 where she is apparentlytraining by walking to Snowpoint City. She does not use Fly—even if she can—so she can train herself. She is also used to the cold, even if she is lightly dressed and barefoot. In Snowpoint’s Pokémon Center, she says that she admires Candicefor being so studious and that she will see her later. In the post-game, she can appear at the Battleground, where she and the other Sinnoh Gym Leaders and Trainers can be battled again. After battling her here, she mentions that she believes that being barefoot is healthier than wearing footwear, pointing out that Pokémon go barefoot.

Maylene appears in HeartGold and SoulSilver in Celadon City’s restaurant, having entered what appears to be an eating contest; piles of empty bowls surround her, amazing her onlookers. In addition, she will occasionally participate in the Pokéathlon’s Supreme Cup in the Power Course with her Lucario, Meditite, and Machoke.

Maylene seems to like to eat a lot, saying how it is so great that she can eat all she wants in both the Battleground and Celadon City’s restaurant, and is apparently able to eat many bowls in one sitting.

//There’s also Veilstone Myth. I like to think that Veilstone Myth happened when people and Pokémon were still in a relationship of equals BUT some shit was already starting to change, and some people were already raised believing that humans and Pokémon were indeed not in the same condition and one was better than the other or held superiority

It was in times like those where some places which now are ruins started to be raised. For example, not long after Pokémon Whispers and Forest children started to be rarer, a collective of “normal” humans raised the Ruins of Alph, raising a statue in honor of Pokémon as a wish they could be in the same harmony again. There’s also the last message:

We humans must learn to walk in harmony with them. We depart for their sakesC
We humans need to walk with them. We leave here for the sake of themHGSS

I talked a lot about this with thelightofsinnoh due our thread where our muses are being nerds over this (which I have to reply to) and Yoly said it’s like they decide travelling with Pokémon in an attempt to achieve that harmony again. So it would be like, the first Pokémon journeys, just like trainers still do. It would all come from here. Journeys (with nothing competitive, just travelling with a bunch of Pokémon you have befriended) were, back then and still now, the way in which people aim to bound with Pokémon and recover their past harmony even if they are not Pokemon Whisperers or Forest Children.

There’s also the fact that those humans wrote that in Unown alphabet, letters that Pokémon themselves could understand (since they were indeed Pokémon, so at least Unowns would know what they were saying). It’s like a desperate attempt to communicate, to believe it’s not lost completely. Yoly and I (and our muses) agreed here.

Peers of Education (@teacher-brendan)


Rowan greatly respected all methods and forms of teaching across the world for children, but he had been having problems teaching recently. Problems that he couldn’t solve himself without assistance from a friend who could help. Recently, at a near-by pond in the park there was a Swanna that had captured the tiny Penguin-Heart of his Prinplup Veilstone, and the little fellow had continued to run off without doing chores each day to watch it from afar. It was becoming a problem, and Rowan had never done in-depth research of Pokemon mating, breeding, or affections. He wasn’t sure how to help him, but there were others who might be able to solve his problem.

 It was early one weekend morning when he showed up at the Nocturne School House with his Staravia Eterna to see Brendan working on several stacks of paper at his desk with his Pokemon. He knocked on the door frame and stepped inside the room. “Mr. Yuki, good morning. Might I intrude for a moment?”


Space, the final frontier. 

Blaine didn’t know too much about space, but he did hear there were some pretty cool meteorites sitting around Veilstone City. Honestly, he hadn’t ever really been to Veilstone for an extended period of time – he would go to the department store once in a blue moon when he couldn’t find the TMs he needed at the one in Celadon, but one of his last challenges had told him about the majesty and wonder that were these meteorites.

According to the kid, they’d just appeared as if from nowhere. Well, that was certainly something to check out. And, there was a game corner. Call him old fashioned, but Blaine was one of those old men who did enjoy the occasional casino. Plus, they had a lot of interesting prizes one can only get at Veilstone. 

In any case, it was argument enough for Blaine to visit. And thanks to Pidgeot, he was there in no time flat. 

Now, time to find those famed meteors.  

Dear family,

Tau will be back, but Tau cannot let Tau lose to Haruki. 

Be back later,

Tau put the letter on a table, and then went to find Athens’ pokeball. She called him out, and made him take her back to Hearthome, before letting him go back home. 

She ran to the gym, but was denied entrance because she didn’t have enough badges. She growled, but didn’t protest. She bit her lip. Where should she go next then? 

She ended up at the PokeCenter, looking at one of their maps for a little gym icon. Veilstone looked like her best bet. She nodded to herself, and put the map back. She had wasted enough time in Kanto to fall so far behind, she had to work extra hard to catch up.