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    Default Tip Ical, Beginner Catch Quest

    On the outskirts of Junwei city were many sprawling suburbs- well, they didn’t used to be suburbs, but the city was growing so quickly that now there were nice little townhouses right alongside paddocks and fields. The people were used to being more isolated and destitute, but then there was an injection of vitality and growth into the communities since Councilor Amine took over, and everyone was feeling more connected and prosperous each day. Well, MOST people.

    Tip Ical’s uncle was not one of those people. Crit Ical was overly suspicious of most things, and today was not one of his good days. The merchant was having trouble with his sales lately.

    ”Blasted garden THIEVES and SCOUNDRELS!” He could be heard swearing in the marketplace in the early morning. ”Theres no produce here lately and we AREN’T STAYING COMPETITIVE!” He raged at one of the other stallholders, who nodded gravely and crossed their arms. Both of their stalls were looking rather sad- while fresh food had been abundant in the past, the last few weeks had seen a severe drop in quantity and quality of produce.
    ”You know what it is, its those darn pokemon getting in through the fence, I think.” The other stallholder offered, and Crit Ical grimaced, listening but not agreeing.
    ”You know that pokemon can’t do this sort of damage! This is PLANNED! This is some sort of conspiracy!” He blustered, ever critical of the people around him. The other stallholder shrugged, and Crit’s face softened slightly.
    ”Fine, theres no harm in sending someone to investigate.” Crit finally admitted, and cupped his hands around his mouth.

    ”TIP!” He yelled out, hoping his nephew was nearby ”OY TIP! GO CHECKOUT THE FIELDS WILL YA? AND CLEAR OUT ALL THE POKEMON. ALL OF EM, DARNIT!”

    The fields were only a few blocks away from the town market, but there were many tall rocky fences around peoples houses and yards, which obscured peoples view (plains folk didn’t have much wood to build fences but they certainly had a lot of rocks and earth!). It wouldn’t be hard to get to the fields- if Tip was going to follow his uncles instruction.

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    No word really seemed to describe Tip's life more than "boring". Every day felt the same in his town in the plains. Once in a blue moon he would once get to hear some sounds off in the distance, echoing. Each ring tantalized him with the thoughts of adventure, each Pokemon call a challenge, to go off and explore the noise.

    And yet, every time, Tip, against his own wishes, ignored the call, as if some invisible force were just acting on him and forcing him to do its bidding. The farthest he ever actually strayed from his boring lifestyle was in the fields, where could escape as his uncle howled orders, both eyes seeming to move in different directions as he spoke.

    Today, however, just felt different. Tip woke up in the morning with a new sense of vigor. His Mudkip had greeted him with its typical growl, seemingly pleased with Tip’s newfound enthusiasm. So when his uncle called for him to check the fields, rather than groaning, Tip happily obliged. “Yes uncle, I’ll go do just that” he beamed. The previously angry eyebrows on Crit’s face rose in an expression of surprise.

    New thoughts were racing through his head as he made the trudge toward the grasses, Mudkip following besides. For some reason, the call to action seemed louder than ever. Tip himself seemed to have no control over his actions, he was just going with his body. And the body, as if directed by a new brain, seemed to decide that after it was done with following his uncle’s order, it was not going back. Something seemed wrong, and Tip was determined to figure out what that might be.

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    Mudkip level 5. HP: 24/24

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    As he reached the stone walls of the field entrance, the chatter and noise of the marketplace seemed to fall away. The gap in the wall had a nice tall wooden gate with a ‘keep out!’ sign- intending to keep all of the pesky hungry pokemon and thieves out- but clearly, it hadn’t been working. The gate itself even seemed a bit damaged, and it swung open crookedly.

    As Tip entered the field, swaying stalks of corns and grasses and brassicas blew ever so gently in the breeze. The cabbages, cauliflowers and broccoli had mostly been picked or gone to seed (which was fine, because they would need the seeds for next year) so they were the easiest section to check through as they had long spindly stalks and fat bottoms. Almost like clockwork, at the back corner of the brassica section, there was a hole in the bottom of the rocky wall.

    Two pokemon sat by the hole, chowing down on broccoli heads. A bunnelbly and a patrat, clearly working together, were destroying this area of the garden! The patrat immediately snapped to attention as Tip came into view, while the Bunnelbly was a little slower off the mark and just stood there still chewing for a while.

    “PatRAT!” The rodent-type quickly yelled out in alarm, and thumped into a position where its back legs faced towards Tip. Its little legs went as fast as it could- kicking sand up towards the boy (and, I’m assuming, his pokemon)! Sand and soil sprayed everywhere!

    Patrat used Sand Attack!
    It dealt 1HP damage!

    Patrat: level 3, 18/18HP
    Bunnelby: level 2, 15/15HP

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    As it turns out, his uncle's suspicions were right; two Pokemon were indeed eating the food. Both were very defensive, especially the Patrat which attacked him and his Pokemon. Mudkip appeared a little hurt from the sand, but luckily still looked healthy enough to keep a cheerful demeanor. Still, Tip understood he had to do something, and knew under the surface that Mudkip was still apprehensive.

    Both Patrat and Bunnelby were on edge. As a result, Tip would have to be careful planning any further moves to avoid getting his Mudkip even more hurt. He had to either figure out a way to attack both targets, or prioritize one of them.

    Tip noticed the hole next to the Patrat and Bunnelby. That must have been where the two would hide out between eating. He then looked at his Pokemon. Some of the sand might have gotten in its eyes, so he'd have to try to cover as much ground as possible with an attack. In addition, the Patrat was keeping a watchful eye on everything that was going on, so he'd probably only have one shot at getting this right.

    "Mudkip, jump up and use Whirlpool in the direction the sand came from," he commanded. "Mudkip" the fish enthusiastically replied. He resisted mentioning the hole, as he knew Mudkip's accuracy wouldn't be the best due to the sand. Hopefully, the extra aerial distance would help cover more of the surface. Even better, if the incoming water could hit the hole or nearby, it might create a sinkhole that could suck in the rat and rabbit, and prevent them from attacking.
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    Mudkip: level 5 23/24 HP, using Whirlpool

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    Despite having to squint, Tip’s mudkip aimed at roughly the right place, and jettisoned water around in a circle. Swirling water mixed with sandy muddy ground, and even though the accuracy wasn’t great, the environment was perfect for creating a quicksand-esque effect. The Patrat was easily sucked into the hole, trapping its back feet and torso and injuring it slightly. The bunnelby was closer to the edge of the attack area (not having been exactly where the sand attack had come from) but still sunk up to its knees in the turbulent muddy water.

    Patrat took 3HP Damage!
    Bunnelby took 2HP Damage!

    With an angry flick of its big dextrous ears, the bunnelby finally decided to fight back, while the Patrat was struggling to bring itself out of the ground. The bunnelby caught a glob of mud and hurled it at the mudkip, baring its teeth defensively and dropping its delicious vegetable breakfast.

    Bunnelby used Mud Shot!
    It Inflicted 2HP Damage!
    (I’ll leave it to you to describe how it hit your pokemon, though!)

    The swirling mud was turning over many little rocks, pulling out tiny plants, and generally messing up a good couple of feet of the garden. Strangely enough, a little glint of blue seemed to surface from the ground. Had someone tried to plant a blue apricorn nut to grow a tree? Everyone knew that those kind of apricorns didn’t grow in the Plains Kua! The nut popped out of the ground and rolled away from the site of the whirlpool, knocking gently into the base of a plant near Tip.

    Tip gained a blue apricorn! (can be used to make a Net ball!)

    Patrat: level 3, 15/18HP
    Bunnelby: level 2, 13/15HP

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