Our journey through Route 6 had began once more, only this time in reverse. Pleasant and I sighed simultaneously. It would take a whole week to get to Aurora, in which most of the journey was places we had already seen. It'd be a boring trip, no doubt.
"Eti, what happens once we reach Aurora?" Pleasant turned to me, trying to make seemingly forced conversation. I continued to walk along the path facing forwards as I chatted.
"We take the gym by storm, hopefully," I replied, trying to avoid tripping on the roots beneath my feet. "Then we move onto other towns and cities with gyms. Simple."
"What is a gym, anyway?" Pleasant asked me, cocking my head. I forgot that my Pokemon didn't have as much knowledge about being a trainer as I did.
"Well, um," I began, not quite sure how to explain the concept. "It's a place where trainers battle a person to receive a badge. If you win all of the badges, you get to participate in a league for the title of best Pokemon trainer in the land. It's rather simple, really."
"I see," Pleasant replied monotonously. "That must take a lot of skill."
"Pleasant, if you didn't know what a gym was, why did you ask to participate in the Aurora City gym battle?"
The Shuppet blushed slightly, embarrassed. "O-of course I know what a gym is! I was just testing you."
"Yeah, right." I rolled my eyes. Even when Pleasant tried to seem impressive it was a rather lacklustre attempt at best. "So, are you sure you want in on the gym battle?"
"Sure thing. I can show those gym Pokemon a thing or two when it comes to battling." Pleasant winked at me. 'The ghost's cockiness will be the death of him,'
I presumed. 'Hehe. Good pun, Eti.'
"I heard the leader has a Gyarados."
Pleasant floated away as fast as he could, screaming. I sighed. Hopefully the rest of the group was up to the challenge.
Entered Route 6 from Nova Outpost.