The three trainers began to walk down the short Route 1 towards Oldale Town. Not making it very far along, Nate heard some sort of commotion, kind of like a Pokemon battle causing him to ask the others, "I wonder whats going on over there?" He walked through tall grass to find the trainer that was in Birch's lab before seemeingly unable to battle a Poochyena. "Looks like a great time for our first battle, right Mudkip!?" he said, throwing his Pokeball a couple feet in front of him, releasing his Mudkip. "Alright, go and save that other Mudkip, use tackle on that Poochyena!" he called out, causing the Mudkip to charge at the small dog Pokemon.