Yeah so if you watched that you know what we'll be doing. We were back at our house and someone rang the doorbell. It was probably Kukui who was just going to barge in before I could answer the door. However, I was actually able to answer the door and it was Lillie. She said Kukui told her to get that new trainer Wooo! or something along those lines and take me to the lab. Right then my mom walked outside and gave me some spending money. I'm not sure how much but every little bit helps. Upon seeing Lillie she said the typical mom line, "How great it is that you're making friends already." Yeeeah that's why I'm going on the Island Challenge to hang out with my friends...
Lillie and I had a brief conversation about Nebby before heading to the lab. She told me it's real name was Cosmog.
|Shhh, it's a secret to everyone|
Now I should note that the grass around Professor Kukui's lab does have new Pokemon but technically speaking it's till part of Route 1 and not a big enough departure to warrant catching a new Pokemon since I caught Gadget on Route 1. Later on there is another place on Route 1 that I will be able to catch another Pokemon as it's a big enough shift but not in this case.
Not too much happened on the way to the lab as I fought two trainers. The first was Youngster Kevin who had a Lv. 6 Inkay. Gadget was leading and went with Vice Grip and forgetting that Inkay was based off a squid, it did have a beak, and ergo used Peck. I didn't want to risk anything so I switched for Kipling. I defeated Inkay pretty easily with some move that I didn't bother to record but Kipling rose up to Lv. 9 and Gadget went up to Lv. 7 and learned Mud-Slap. Mud-Slap is a pretty weak move at only 20 power and it's a special Ground-type move. Its usefulness lies in the fact that it almost always lowers the opponent's accuracy by one level which can be vital in a Locke challenge. I found an Awakening on my way to battle Lass Madison who told me to take a look at her cute Pokemon. I don't see a Yungoos as cute but to each their own. I used two Mud-Slap first to lower accuracy while I survived Tackle the accuracy reduction wasn't working too well so I just used Vice Grip until it fainted.
As I neared the lab there was a large commotion and a lot of comical fist noises coming from inside the small cabin. You could hear Kukui telling his Rockruff to give him all it had. Lillie complained she would have to get another lab coat for him as her role as assistant included doing laundry but she didn't know how to mend so his ripped lab coat would be trashed.
Upon going into the lab it seemed Kukui is a fan of dogs as he had a Rockruff, a Snubbull, and another new Pokemon called Stufful which unlike the other Pokemon does not resemble a dog when it evolves. He also had some Luvdisc in a tank and Poliwhirl in the basement. Anyway Kukui said that he needed to update my Pokedex with some parts to make the Pokemon that was implanted inside it, yes there was a Pokemon in there, more active. This Pokemon was Rotom an Electric/Ghost type which will change its appearance depending on what mechanical device it possesses. Apparently this includes Pokedexes and holding hands of Trainers who the gaming franchises doesn't think are smart enough to figure out things. Seriously this thing will not shut up and apparently it's even worse in Ultra Sun/Ultra Moon....so great.
Hau stopped by said it was kind of cool to have a Rotom Dex. Lillie quickly prevented Hau from going up in the loft where she was camping out. I went later when she wasn't looking. Nothing of interest was there except for a Murkrow. Kukui said my next step was The Trainer's School and said Liilie to show me the way as it would be a near Pokemon Center too. As we all stepped outside to head to the Trainer's School it got pitch black for only a few seconds. Lillie suggested that what happened may have been a lunar eclipse but lunar eclipses don't happen that quickly and there wasn't one scheduled for that day. And like I said the pitch blackness only appeared for a few seconds and then it left. What is going on? Was it really just a lunar eclipse or something more sinister? I would go for the latter but I honestly don't know. Maybe we'll find out more as we continue on my Wedlocke adventure.