Alex noticed the figure before I did. He looked at the small, brown, furry blob as it hurled itself at the boulders. I wasn't sure why the creature was doing it but I liked its determination and it looked strong.
I watched as Alex got up and walked towards the Pokemon, lowering himself to a crouch. He kept on approaching the small creature, feet treading carefully on the crunching gravel of Mt. Oktori. Above us the sides of the mountain came up steeply, leaving only a small patch of cloudless sky.
Alex paused and looked up.
"Look, it's a Swinub, do you want to capture it?" He asked. I thought for a moment. I loved the Swinub family and they would make a great addition to my team, but after the battle with Machop Chimchar would be tired and Seedot would be unfeasable against an Ice type. However they were strong Pokemon and Chimchar would have the advantage. The cliffs stared down at me, their gaze, formed by years of erosion, bearing down on me. The sky seemed to be staring down at me, waiting for my decision. I slowly walked forward, the gravel crunched underneath my feet, the cold mountain air creeping up my arm.
"OK, I'm going to go for this one," I announced to Alex. I pulled out the Poke Ball containing Chimchar.
"Alright, Chimchar, we're going to have to start easy on this one, start off with a Fire spin attack!" Chimchar gathered flames in his mouth and shot them towards the Swinub in a brilliant orange inferno. The atmosphere was silent, waiting in expectation. Even though in essence Fire Spin was a weak move it would take a chunk out of an opponent's health every turn, making it a useful move, but also risky for trying to capture a wild Pokemon. The storm of fire moved towards its target. In my pocket I could feel a Park Ball, ready for this capture.
What would happen?