"Gah," Gavin Golurkson groaned as he sat down up against a tree. "What a morning," he grumbled. "Thirty-seven Lickitung in a row and a damn Phanpy breaks the chain."Pokémon available for adoption!
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($200) Lv. 01 (F) Makuhita
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Perap's Pearl: November 17th, 2020
Zelphon5: Adoption Confirmed
There was a smile on his face and a spring in his step as Keith Masters led the way through the wooded area that constituted the expansive grounds of the old Hidden Mansion. And why shouldn't there be? He was out and about on a lovely day with his wife and daughter, the latter of whom had expressed interest in raising a Weezing just like her old man, and thus asked Keith to help her find where wild Koffing might be.Pokémon available for adoption!
($200) Lv. 01 (M) Koffing
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Missingno. Master: December 9th, 2020
Missingno. Master: Adoption ConfirmedThere was a smile on his face and a spring in his step as Keith Masters led the way through the wooded area that constituted the expansive grounds of the old Hidden Mansion. And why shouldn't there be? He was out and about on a lovely day with his wife and daughter, the latter of whom had expressed interest in raising a Weezing just like her old man, and thus asked Keith to help her find where wild Koffing might be.
"Were there many wild Koffing in here in years past?" WIlla inquired, keeping pace remarkably with her husband. "This is where your first Secret Base was, yes?"
"It was indeed," Keith confirmed. "But no- I only started hearing word of a possible Koffing habitat in these parts well after I established Sludge Wave Coast. It's possible some of Gemini's poison remained present in the area after the Stewie incident, and that could've drawn wild Koffing to the site where we once lived," he speculated out loud.
Maribel shook her head. "I can't picture Stewie trying to take over the world," she stated. "He's always so gentle and friendly."
"Yeah, that's how he is now," Keith nodded gravely. "His purification was before your time, sweetie. Before I even met your mother. Before Sludge Wave Coast even existed."
"Wow," Maribel murmured softly.
For the next few minutes, they continued onward in silence, Willa and Maribel following Keith as he led the way with equal parts expertise and fond nostalgia. "Not much further," Keith stated. "If the rumors are true, we should see them right where the place used to be-"
This got everyone present to wheel around at once, whereupon they saw a long, flat Pokémon with numerous legs rearing up menacingly. Four tendrils of fire formed an X shape on its face. Maribel hastened to take out her Rotom Phone and look up this newcomer.
"Centiskorch, the Radiator Pokémon. A Fire and Bug-type, and the evolved form of Sizzlipede," said Rotom. "Centiskorch has a burning body that can cook you to a crisp, large and sharp fangs that can let it eat you, and is hostile and bitchy enough to try it."
"Oh, geez, we'll have to fight it, won't we?" murmured Keith.
"Probably," Meowth replied. "Flatso ova dere's sayin we's on its turf, and it likes its intrudas extra crispy!"
"Yeah, then we'll definitely have to battle," Maribel stated, Poké Ball already in hand. Willa likewise produced one of her Ultra Balls, while Keith turned to nod at Meowth. Before anything more could happen, however. a pale purple blur came zooming in out of nowhere, spinning at great speeds.
"CENTI!?" Centiskorch exclaimed in surprise as the unexpected Gyro Ball forced it backwards. And as the spinning stopped, the family could get a good look at what had saved them.
"It's a Weezing!" breathed Maribel. "The rumors must have been true, then!"
"Certainly an energetic one, too," Willa observed, for indeed, the Weezing was still bobbing up and down rather enthusiastically, even spinning in place on occasion.
Keith's eyes went wide. "Could it be?" he murmured.
Centiskorch had recovered by this point, however. "CentiSKOOOOOORCH!" it screeched, letting loose a powerful Flamethower.
But the Weezing was ready. "WEEEEEEZ!" it groaned, belching out thick clouds of Smog. The fumes reacted with the oncoming flames, causing the move to explode back on the Centiskorch.
"Yes!" Keith grinned. "Now, Pepperspray, Sludge attack!"
"Wait, what?" said Willa and Maribel in unison.
Without a second thought, the Weezing complied with Keith's order, launching twin streams of putrid goop at the Centiskorch. This was more than enough for the Radiator Pokémon, who hastened to scurry away, hissing and grumbling to itself.
"...What just happened?" Willa said flatly.
"Dad, do you know that Weezing?" asked Maribel.
Keith was beaming as the Weezing turned to face him with identical cheery grins on its faces. "I certainly do," he said. "Years back, I had another Koffing by the name of Pepperspray, but I was forced to make some tough decisions, and, well, I ended up giving him up. I don't think there's a Weezing in existence who would move like that other than this guy," he grinned.
"Weez Weezing weez!" Pepperspray's larger head declared. The Weezing started flying in circles around Keith, spinning at high speeds all the while.
"Haha... Wow, so you've been living out in the wild all this time?" Keith said wonderingly. "I guess it'd make sense for you to return here, since you used to live here, but once you saw I didn't live here anymore, why stick around?"
"Weezing," stated Pepperspray, before floating off in the direction Keith had been about to lead his family.
"Pepperspray wants ta show us sometin'," said Meowth. And that was all Keith needed to head off after the Weezing. Indeed, it wasn't far at all before they arrived at the forest clearing Keith once called home. Except, of course, there was no petrified tree, no relatively extravagant treehouse. Instead, there was still the large crater that had been formed when Stewie's machine had exploded. But now, there were Pokémon in there. Pepperspray floated down and nuzzled another Weezing affectionately, while a number of small Koffing looked up curiously at the newcomers.
Keith chuckled. "...he has a family," he smiled. "That's amazing."
"Wow, look at the baby Koffing!" Maribel whispered, holding up her Rotom Phone.
"Koffing, the Poison Gas Pokémon. A Poison-type," said Rotom. "First discovered in a weapons factory, this Pokémon can now be found almost everywhere. It adores polluted air, and can be found in garbage dumps, industrial areas, and the bathrooms of the exceptionally gassy."
"Weezing weez, weez weez!" Pepperspray was saying to the group of young Koffing, who immediately swarmed Keith, Willa, and Maribel in an enthusiastic greeting that very plainly said they took after their father. One of them, however, was slower to approach. Not out of nervousness, but rather simply due to lacking the rambunctious rowdiness of its siblings.
"Heh, and hello to you, too, little guy," Keith smiled. "Not as energetic as your brothers and sisters?"
"Koffing, Koffing," replied the Koffing, shaking its head (whole body) no.
"Weezing weez, weezweezing," Pepperspray said, floating over to the less rowdy Koffing, with his mate not far behind.
"Pepperspray's sayin' dis one takes more afta his motha," Meowth translated.
"I see," nodded Keith. "Well, certainly nothing wrong with that." He then smiled and nodded to the female Weezing. "It certainly seems you've been good for my old friend, so I thank you for that," he said.
"Weezing weez," the female Weezing smiled in return.
For the next hour or so, the Masters family hung out with Pepperspray and his family. Meowth was able to translate what the Koffing and Weezing said for the humans' benefit, and Keith was able to fill in Pepperspray on what was going on with his former temmates. He even brought out Gemini and Mustard at one point, since Pepperspray had always looked up to Keith's faithful starter. Maribel was playing with the baby Koffing most of the time, and a lot of fun was had by all. Unfortunately, when Maribel brought up the idea of one of the Koffing going with her, the notion was met with hesitance and uncertainty from the Koffing, and polite yet firm refusal from the parents- most of them were still much too young.
As the sun began to set, however, Keith stood up. "We should head home now," he said to Pepperspray. "It was wonderful to see you again, Pepperspray. You have a lovely family."
"Weez weez," Pepperspray grinned, nodding to Willa and Maribel. Keith chuckled- he didn't need Meowth to translate to know that Pepperspray had basically said the same thing about Keith's family.
'Thanks," he smiled. "You take care of your family, and I'll take care of mine."
Before they could walk off, however, they found their way barred by the one Koffing of the bunch to not be as rowdy as his siblings. He locked eyes with Keith, looking almost expectant.
"...does that Koffing want to go with you?" Willa asked Keith.
"I... believe so," Keith murmured. He turned back to see Pepperspray and his mate exchanging glances, then nods, before turning back to face their guests. "I... I'm leaving it up to you guys," Keith shrugged. "I'd be happy to have him, and you know I'd raise him right, but if you want him to stay with you, it's your call.
After a moment of silence, the female Weezing began to speak up, which Meowth took as his cue to translate. "She's sayin' Pepperspray's cool wit it, too, and she trusts his judgement," he said. "Besides, da big difference here is dat the othas ain't ready ta leave da nest yet, but dis one's the oldest o' da bunch, and he knows wat he wants."
Keith nodded, a smile spreading across his face. Then, he turned to Maribel. "Is this OK with you, sweetie?" he asked. "I know today was supposed to be about you catching a Koffing, after all, I don't want to steal your thunder..."
But Maribel shook her head with a smile. "You and Mom always taught me, it's what the Pokémon wants that matters most," she said. "And that Koffing wants to go with you, Dad. I'll catch one for myself someday. My journey's just started, there's no rush."
Keith smiled proudly. "Attagirl," he said. He turned back to the Koffing, a Poké Ball already at the ready. "Are you ready, then, Koffing?" he asked.
Koffing smiled, politely yet unmistakably eagerly. "Koffing!" he responded, waiting for what he knew to come next.
And come next it did! Keith turned his Mega Hat backwards with his free hand, and heaved the sphere in his hand at the larger floating sphere. "Then go, Poké Ball!" Keith exclaimed. The ball struck Koffing and sucked him inside, and as it hit the ground, it barely wobbled before falling still. "Haha!" Keith grinned triumphantly, holding the ball in the air. "I just caught a Koffing! Yeah!"
"Meowth! Dat's right!" Meowth chimed in.
Still clutching his new Koffing's Poké Ball, Keith turned back to Pepperspray. "His name will be Pepper," Keith stated simply, a statement that brought proud smiles to Pepperspray's faces. And with that, this time they really were off. Keith would send Pepper back out, fill him in on his name and all that, but not until they got home- it was, after all, starting to get dark.
OOC: Paying 200 to adopt the male Koffing. Placing him in Poké Ball #24 of 72, naming him Pepper, and declaring his Ability to be Neutralizing Gas.
Now that I can adopt again, I'm going to be scooping up the female Zubat who has been loitering around here for a while for $200 and popping her in a Vampire BallPokémon available for adoption!
($200) Lv. 01 (F) Zubat
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Perap's Pearl: December 18th, 2020