Again I find myself with spare time while waiting for news of what Team Aqua plans to do. It seems Team Aqua is always one step ahead, evading any decisive move in this game while they go ahead with their plans. I have taken another surfing trip on Sunny, arriving in Mossdeep City. Hopefully here I won’t have to worry about running into Team Aqua here but you can never be sure. There are stranger places for them to attack then the launch site of the Hoenn space program. The city is also completely surrounded by water, another thing that initially put me on edge. I’ve since relaxed. The gym leaders, while young, have a tight grip on the area and would no doubt be aware of anything untoward. Mr. Stone also lives here, though he is not here presently and this is enough for me to consider it safe to explore. There’s nothing like a surf on the open sea to clear your mind. I am feeling better already. One of the more enjoyable benefits of surfing is that this far from the city Epsilon is happy to join us in visible form, wheeling overhead then diving down to scrape the top of the waves with her outermost wing feathers. The gash is healing nicely thanks to the curative properties of the potions I applied. I’ve also been trying to keep her health up with a regular bottle of Moomoo milk. It won’t be long before her wing has healed enough to allow a long flight. Finding a new home for a Latias seems a more cheery a goal than the one I have been pursuing lately. I need something to take my mind off my failures. Just being able to relax and play with my Pokémon like this is a huge weight off my shoulders. I went to purchase a new fishing rod and ended up talking with a local fisherman regarding aquatic Pokémon in the area. According to them the fastest thing in the water around here is Sharpedo. Catching one is tricky enough and requires some skillful angling. The sharp teeth of a Sharpedo can cut through an unwary fisher’s line with ease. Sharpedo get their incredible speed from their ventilated gill system that allows them to draw in water rapidly and in great volume, force it over their gills and expel it at great speed to propel them. Not needing a tail for propulsion their fins have developed to steer themselves but at the cost that staying still for too long can lead to suffocation. However if one is caught and tamed then they give the swiftest surf in the sea, so fast its dangerous to try and fish off one. Sunny tossed his head irritably at this and I had to stop to pet him and reassure him that even if surfing on a Sharpedo is faster he would always be more beautiful.
It’s hard to believe Sunny, like Clear, wasn’t originally my Pokémon. We get along so well now. He always listens to my commands in battle and I feel that he trusts me a lot. I would never replace him with another Pokémon for a swifter surf. As it turned out I spent the rest of the evening relaxing with the team in a small cove out of the way of the city. Alpha was quick to dive in and splash around with Beta and Gamma at the shoreline. Clear, his usual self, managed to tuck in his legs enough to hover over the waves and look at the fish. Delta, as soon as I released him, rocketed upwards until he was nearly lost in the sky then plummeted down at great speeds, pulling himself up just before he crashed into the water then repeated the moment in a dizzying display of aerial grace until both he and Clear misjudged their timing and ended up colliding with a colossal splash. Neither of them were injured or indeed seemed to particularly mind. I made my way down the coast a bit more and spent some time putting my new and improved fishing rod to use. After a few meditative moments watching the lure bob up and down I got a bite. It wasn’t the Sharpedo I was hoping for, the fisherman was right in saying they’re illusive. I still made an impressive catch and hauled in a healthy looking Carvahna. It was enough trouble manhandling it into the bucket and even more trouble sketching it as its fins kept scratching gashes in the plastic. In the end I let it grumpily slip back into the ocean and swim away.
I. Dorsal Fin
III. Gill cover
IV. Facial marking
VII. Elongated tooth
VIII. Mandibular plate
IX. Pectoral Fin
X. Pelvic fin
Subject: [Carvanha, male]
Height: 2’09” (Within average range)
Weight: 45.8 lbs. (Within average Range)
Sketch representation of the outer anatomical features as of 19th of December. Subject is of average size for the species. Subject found outside Mossdeep City. Subject’s skin is covered in sharp denticles that made it difficult to contain. Subject lacks the distinctive starlike marking on the lower jaw. The tooth-like projections on the bony mandibular plate are speculated to hold prey in position while eating. Subject disliked being sketched and was swiftly released.