After I offered Kyle the Magikarp, he smiled and shook his head gently. I didn't expect anything else - Magikarp, and by extension, Gyarados, were quite common on the mainland - I hadn't yet met a single Trainer who had attempted to catch it. There was a legend about a Trainer who had managed to lose a fight against a Magikarp while using his Spiritomb, but not many believed it. I did - I had good reason to.
We walked on, moving around a bend in the river, and finally the docks were revealed to us. One small rowboat, a two-seater, bobbed peacefully in the water next to the dock. I quickly walked over to it and checked the small waterproof datapad on the inside - it hadn't been used in just under a month, and there were no bookings on it. It was safe to borrow.
"Hey, you can use this if you want," I called as I waved Kyle over. My eyes glanced over the water as I did so and I saw a red flicker beneath the surface. I couldn't suppress a smile.
"Our little red friend is still around," I informed Kyle, raising my eyebrows.
Name: Kyle Zephyr
Location: The Great Lakes
Area Effects: 5 Encounters Remaining
Pokemon Encountered: ??? Wooper(F); ??? Buizel(F); Calm Croagunk(M); ??? Mantyke(?); Naive Poliwag(F); ??? Finneon(?); ??? Kingler(?); ??? Bibarel(?); ??? Piplup(?); ??? Magikarp(?)
Pokemon Captured: Calm Croagunk(M); Naive Poliwag(F)
CC since last Encounter: -something-
Quirky Male Gliscor 42% (TM Earthquake, MT Sky Attack <Sand Veil Ability>)
Jolly Male Tyranitar 100% (<Sand Stream Ability>)
Calm Male Magmortar 100% (<Flame Body Ability>)
Hasty Male Raticate 88% (<Guts Ability>)
Hyper Ball x1
Super Ball x1
Park Ball x3
Digital Camera x1
Max Potion x1