I have been contacted by a person of repute in the Hoenn region, Mr. Steven Stone. He is recruiting various trainers for an important task in the region. Time is short but Clear and I have decided to accompany him.
Hopefully we can gain more information about the task on arrival. I have not been granted a trainer’s license in the region yet but my medic’s license is enough to allow me travel when with a qualified trainer and Mr. Stone has impressive qualifications.
More impressive is the Latias he has shown mastery over. Certain Pokémon are so rare their existence itself is doubted and it is for the purpose of examining one that I am travelling to the Hoenn region in the first place. These Pokémon are colloquially known as legendries, proven to exist but with little documentation. The process of capturing one of the Pokédex is near impossible. It is for the purpose of this proper documentation that I have submitted a request for a Master Ball.
Mr. Stone is in possession of another of these reputed ‘legends’. The psychic abilities of the Eon Pokémon are renowned and his aptitude in capturing both is admirable. Latias are by nature a flighty Pokémon. To not only be able to approach one but convince it to carry passengers is a sign of a patient and gentle-hearted trainer.
Though my original departure for Hoenn through the services of a local teleporter was planned later the essentials of my research equipment have already been gathered and shipped to the local professor. I should have amble time to assist in this case before they arrive. The destination set is Mossdeep City which should be reached within the day. The flight will be entirely over sea between destinations. There is nothing else to report for the day.15/11/2014
Travel is swift. Latias’s body and abilities are well developed for efficient flight. The structure of the wing is shared by that of its companion Pokémon Latios and forms of modern aircraft. The Latias I travelled on shows healthy sheen of feather from regular exercise. Its diet also appeared to be balanced. It denied the opportunity to be sketched, turning invisible when it felt observed for too long.
Arrival is Mossdeep city is welcome. The city is a hub of Astrological knowledge. Its facilities for processing DNA and its difference in the Pokémon genomes of PNA are ground-breaking. It also contains the launch sites of the probes sent to celestial bodies. I am thankful for the opportunity to visit it yet the reason for my visit prevents me from staying long. I have been
On our approach to the Professor’s residence we were accosted by two of the group Team Magma. The hostile group, advocating the manipulation of the legendry Pokémon Groudon to increase land mass, has resurged. They are known for their dismal and frequent damage of public property.
I had little time to defend myself. Thankfully I was the only one not prepared for battle. I was lent a pokeball containing a healthy specimen of a male Grovyle, one of the regions three starter Pokémon for new trainers. It was a simple matter to order a Leaf Blade against the opponent’s Poochyena but the two we faced had been stalling and left hurriedly after the battle in search of a “mega evolving pokemon” I cannot pretend to understand the motivations of this ‘Team Magma” but the phenomenon of Mega Evolution is rapidly becoming more significant. Mega Evolution is by far a recent phenomenon but it still remains unexplained. There is an unfortunate spike in those who attempt to use any scientific discovery for personal gain.
The components needed for Mega Evolution are notably rare. The first component is a semi-rare mineral called Key Stone found primarily in the Kalos region that has been used to make jewellery for millennia. Recently these items have increased rates of export. The second is an incredibly rare mineral that only reacts when held by a specific Pokémon such as Gardevoir’s Gardevoirite. Due to the difficulty of discovering and testing these stones they are not only immensely valuable but more of these “Mega Stones” are being discovered by the day. The third element, being a metaphysical one of a bond between Pokémon and trainer, is more difficult to quantify but serves as a catalyst for the transformation as the Pokémon applies their abilities to the shift in form.
As a medical researcher it offers a wonderful opportunity. While Mega Evolving Pokémon undergo distinctive biological changes many have yet to catalogue in detail. As Mega Evolution is a temporary process there is little detailed information on these alternate forms. No doubt I have been shortlisted for this mission due to my medical expertise. I have the sufficient medical qualifications to provide care for this Pokémon.
I have had a brief tour of the city. Most of the residents are locked inside their houses though some have emerged now the threat seems to have passed. Some damage must have been done to the gym as the leaders have cordoned off the Gym Area, though that could have been for protective reasons. Clear is curious but I have little knowledge of the area and cannot allow him to wander. They have located Steven’s house but cannot enter because of ‘a big fluffy in the way’. I have no idea why the Beldum thinks this is important.
Grovyle is of a tenacious nature and seems to dislike the red uniforms of the Team Magma members. This is unlikely to be its first encounter with the group. A short journey across the thin spit of land to the cave entrance and I am already mindful of the diverse environment. As I am not registered to own a Pokémon (my borrowed Grovyle is clearly still registered to Mr. Stone) I have been provided with no pokeballs. Seeing as I lack the formal training of the Pokémon trainer I am largely reliant on Grovyle’s combat experience.
There are multiple hostile trainers in the area. Whether it is a conflict or interests or a conflict of values it is not only members of the new Team Magma that are in the nearby area. Members of the other thought defunct organization Team Aqua have also approached the area. The two groups share much of the same ideals but in inverse. One feels that humans and Pokémon require a vast expansion of land, the other a vast expansion of sea. Both rely on flawed science and ecological terrorism to back up their ideals. This conflict has been long standing. According to my most esteemed sponsor Mr. Stone both groups have the same target; a Pokémon both capable of mega evolution and the relevant Mega Stone. Fortunately both groups are united in loathing of each other. Locating and capturing this Pokémon has been hindered by the intrusion of the other group. Team Aqua and Team Magma are both known for their violent extremism not their security; the plans had been leaked enough to gather a task force. Despite being a medic in this endeavour I continue to be impressed by my borrowed Grovyle’s will to fight.
Aided by another trainer more combat related than myself I have travelled deeper into the area. The cavern is large and the native Pokémon population are much disturbed by the amount of humans invading their habitats. While providing healing and allowing the other trainer to command the battle strategy the Grovyle has evolved into a Sceptile. Much progress was made into the interior of the cave before serious opposition was encountered. In addition Steven has thankfully caught up with supplies for the upcoming battle. Sceptile appears to be waiting for some sort of order from him. Steven’s reputation in the field of geology has not been overstated. He has acquired several rare artifacts before this battle. He has given me an item known as a Mega Bracelet, containing a Key Stone and a Mega Stone for my borrowed Sceptile.
At this point Clear was very surprised to see Steven’s pokemon of choice is a Metagross of the same colors as itself. They have expressed considerable interest in obtaining their own Mega Stone to effect the same transformation. I’ve promised to do what I can. The battle itself was over in two hits before I could attempt Mega Evolution. If I am lucky I’ll be able to examine the biology of Mega Metagross and Mega Sceptile at a later date. For now the priority lies in checking the targeted pokemon is safe. Initial signs indicate the distraction provided by the miscreants is amble.16/11/2014
Though attempting medical treatment was difficult the Glalie eventually submitted to a medical examination. The female Ice Type is in peak condition and was captured by Steven Stone. It was in possession of a form of Mega Stone identified as Glalitite after being caught by Steven but not before giving Sceptile some bad freezer burn. I provided rapidly treatment to the afflicted area. The Ice typed attack against Sceptile’s Dragon and Grass Type when Mega evolved made this capture more of a challenge than necessary but proved the Glalie was in no way injured
In the time while I wait for the results of my Trainer Exams I have been entrusted the care of the Glalie until the damage to the cave can be repaired. I have given her the nickname of Verglas and am taking this opportunity to further study Mega Evolution in Mossdeep.
II. Glabella vent
iii. Eyes (enlarged)
iv. Zygomaticofacial foramen
V. Oral vent
Subject: ‘Verglas’ [Glalie, Female]
Height: 4’11” [Average]
Weight: 565.5 lbs. [Average]
I have done some training alongside considerably younger trainers with Steven to learn how to battle properly. Clear has been ordered strictly only to observe as I am not yet qualified to train a Pokémon.
The area is one with many small islands of differing environments. I have been performing simple field work to check the Pokémon populations of these islands. To date I have confirmed the presence of Poochyena, Skitty and Shroomish populations on separate outcroppings and have composed research separately. I have also participated in the search for and recovery of a missing child.
Though I cannot draw any pay Mr. Stone has been generous with his rewards. When my trainer licence arrives I will be in a prime position to begin recruiting Pokémon to my party.
iv. Display coloring
V. Camouflage coloring
Subject: [Poochyena, Female]
Height: 1'03 [Under average]
Weight: 25 lbs. [Under average]I. Ears
II. Eyes (closed)
iv. Extended tail
Subject: [Skitty, Female]
Height: 2'00" [Average]
Weight: 24.3 lbs. [Average]
Subject: [Shroomish, male]
Height: 1'08" [Above average]
Weight: 11lbs. [Above average]