Dee nodded and walked towards a big opening at the base of Mount Oktori. I followed close behind with Punpun walking next to me.
The opening led into a dark and slightly humid cave. I felt cold drip hit my shoulder. I saw cracks in the ceiling, which was spotted with melting ice. There were Zubat and Golbat flocks hanging asleep. I knew that I wouldn't have to worry about them for now. Lopunny was still next to me using foresight. His eyes were glowing red as he saw exactly what I usually see when I close my eyes. We weren't getting ambushed anytime soon... Oh no, a cliche.
Dee released his Luxray from her Pokeball. He had recalled her when the sheer cold was about to strike. Dee looked at me and my Punpun cautiously searching the tunnels.
“You know, that’s not necessary,” Dee said to Jesse. “But it’s cool that you want to help. You’d make a great ranger.” Dee and his Luxray looked at each other with a smirk.
It was funny: I was thinking about applying to be a ranger. While I wouldn't be able to do so for awhile, since I had a mission, I will at least start the application.
“I need you to scope out the area while we walk,” Dee told Luxray. Luxray's eyes started to glow, a sign that she was using the Luxray ability of X-ray vision. “And get us a little more light while you’re at it.”
Luxray nodded, and then her fur started to glow. A light shown in a big radius around her, lighting up the cave. The Golbat were disturbed by the light and flew off sleepily. Their flight caused the Zubat, who weren't affected by the light, to wake up and follow. All of a sudden Luxray growled. Dee came to a halt and waved his hand in a "stop moving" motion.
“What’s wrong, girl?” Dee asked. In front of us, there was a small blue bipedal Pokemon with a grey shell on its head. It was head-butting into the wall, though it didn't seem to be fazed from the attack. Dee started walking towards the Pokemon, and I crept slowly behind him. The ground around us started to shake, and I knew that the Pokemon, which upon closer look was a female Bagon, was strong. She must have been training for something, but what? Maybe just for a moment like this...
Dee pointed the Pokémon out to me. “Are you interested in adding a Bagon to your list of captured Pokémon?”
I twisted my brother's beret backwards, signifying my affirmation. "Punpun, let's go."
Punpun took a fighting stance, but it didn't seem like the Bagon noticed our presence yet. It didn't see right to ambush her so I decided to let her know we were here.
"Oye! Bagon. How about you try a moving target?" I said with vigor.
The Bagon turned to look. With the bright light, she took a bit of time to react, as I'm sure she was used to the darkness, but then I could tell that she noticed us. She seemed angered, but she knew we were here, so I could start the encounter.
"Punpun, use foresight to predict her next movement. If it is a charge attack like I believe it will be, then use a quick attack to knock her off her balance. If not, use quick attack to dodge any ranged attack, but try to remain close to her."
Punpun, high spirited as usual, returned to his red eyed state, waiting for the Bagon to make her move.