What: En route Viridian City, Rath encounters (a) Rat
Where: Route 22
Tone: Very Serious. It's So Serious It Hurts. No really why do you doubt me (totally silly, guys)
Since the going was pretty easy once he'd went down the mountain side, Rath was walking through Route 22 instead of riding Flare, his Ponyta. One day, Rath knew, Flare would evolve into a Rapidash and he'd never have to do this trudging job of walking ever again, but till then Rath made sure not to tire out his Ponyta too much.
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So Rath was walking through the grass, Flare by his side, (with him grumbling that this was pretty bad grass, untended as it was) when Rath had his first official encounter with a Pokemon as a "trainer" and not "cowboy."
Rath's eyes narrowed at the Rattata that had just leapt out at them.
OOC: I wasn't sure whether to merge this into Keith's thread or not -- on one hand, I thought it'd be possible with Keith's bad map skills to enter Route 22 instead of Viridian Forest. On the other hand, I already have A Way to get Rath into Viridian City himself, so... ;D whoever wants to pop up on Route 22 can; if not, I'll just have Rath continue on...