Part 39: Good ThinkingUpdate 40: Good Thinking
Wyndon - Pokémon Sword and Shield OST
Challenger Gloria! That was incredible. Brilliant. Honestly There were even tears rolling down my face before I knew it. To think that the two of you set out together from the same town, built up the greatest teams, and arrived here at this point to throw everything you had at one another That burning desire to win Those moves filled with undefeatable passion! It was battling at its very purest, in every possible way!
My team members and I will give everything that weve got to defeat our Challenger. And the Challenger standing before us might well end up being you, Gloria. In fact, thats precisely what Im hoping for!
Im hoping for a meal and a nap, honestly.
Agreed! Im completely exhausted! I just want to go back to the hotel and rest.
Why dont we go get some dinner together?
I wouldnt say no, but you never care at all what food tastes like, Lee! A night like this deserves more than rubbish takeaway, so at least pick something good!
I hear you two have rooms at the Rose of the Rondelands. How about you check in now? Ill meet you in a bit.
Reporter: Got some time for questions?! First question! You and Challenger Hop were both endorsed by the Champion, making the two of you rivals in a sense, wouldnt you say?
Reporter: Right Question number two!
Reporter: Question three!
All right thats enough! Gloria is already tired from battle! And youve been asking rather rude questions! Weve got ourselves dinner plans with my brother, so, sorry, but clear off already, would you?
Reporter: Yes, yes, I understand! Looking forward to seeing the birth of a new star!
I hope Lee gets here soon. I could eat my own arm about now.
Bollocks to this, getting a snack.
Its, what, half past two? My stomaches about to eat itself alive, I dont know about you. I mean, I wont be getting a full meal, but, well.
Grab me something too, mate.
Thats what youd THINK. But Im waxing hot and cold on it now, you know?
Yeah, I know what you mean. Well, sort of. I just like the attention .
Me too, in theory. But There is something to be said for just not getting hassled on the street by people who recognize you. Like, you know this jacket?
Nice jacket, by the way.
Thanks! But when I went in to buy it, the woman manning the counter would not stop following me around. Its like, I have to boot up Social_Interaction.exe to talk to strangers, right? But she wouldn't let me shut it down long enough to actually shop until I told her to piss off...
Have you tried calling him again?
Of course I have! Straight to the answering machine. Again. I dont even know if hes read my texts. He always does what he says hell do. As a kid, he promised me hed become Champion one day, and he went and did just that! He ought to be able to keep to his own dinner plans!
If you were that noisy durin battle, youd unleash a whole new level of power, you know.
Oh, pack it in, Piers! Im seriously worried here! So I dont need to see your smug mug looking like youre having a go at me even though you act like youre giving me good advice!
Judgin by appearances? No wonder you lost to your mate. If youre lookin for the Champion, I saw him headin to Rose Tower. Dunno what hes up to, but I ran into him at the monorail platform. He said to tell you that he had somethin to do at Rose Tower, so hed be late to your dinner.
But why Rose Tower? What could he have to do there at this hour? Piers, do us a favor. Take us to Rose Tower, would you? Neither Gloria nor I know the way.
Sheesh What rude siblings, always so demandin of others. Though I sppose Its a real problem for me, too, if the Finals are held up for any reason. And I dont really hate the two of you little runts. You were good enough to beat me, after all.
Okay, so, this next sequence. This next section is pure solidified videogame logic. While I could theoretically figure out a way to fit it into the story, I just cant get it to square with everything Ive written so far unless I completely rewrite it, cutting most of the sequence out in the process. Problem is? Id be removing big chunks of gameplay and story for convenience, and Pokémon Sword and Shield have seen enough of that already . So Ive decided to temporarily split the narrative. The rest of this update is NON-CANON . Ill pick up the narrative thread from where we left off next update. For now, enjoy the .
We decided that Team Yell will cheer you on, Gloria. Lets help out together.
Chairman Rose's Theme - Pokémon Sword and Shield OST
Chairman Rose is with the Champion in a very, very important meeting There is no way I will let anyone interfere! After all, only authorized personnel with the proper key can ride the monorail to Rose Tower.
I have hand selected a member of the League staff and given them a key. Chairman Rose does enjoy these kind of menial games after all [sic]. Do you think you can tell the difference between normal League staff and the one I chose?
What should we do?
I got this one! Gloria! Team Yells yellin will handle this!
No. This is brilliant! Ill search around the front of the stadium!
Hop runs off.
For now, we should try to head to the Plaza together, right?
Wyndon - Pokémon Sword and Shield OST
That bad one was wearin those lame shades, right?
And now the game ACTUALLY releases us. Theres a bunch of MC goons hanging around near the fountain, but most of them dont seem to know anything. They dont even mind talking to us and seem as vaguely confused as we are. Except for one guy standing in the corner who wont turn around to face the Team Yell Grunt harassing him.
The One Oleana Chose: What?! Blast, I turned around! And I cant escape?! In that case, time for a Pokémon battle!
Im wasnt going to even bother recording this fight until
Marnie pops in and boosts Bruces Attack. I didnt really need your help, Marnie, but it is appreciated.
He then just bolts as me and the Team Yell Grunt stand there like . Back to the search!
So what if I do ?
Second verse, same as the first. Once again, he manages to slip away without anyone trying to stop him.
THIRD verse, same as the first.
The One Oleana Chose: Seems like youve got me cornered... But Im not going to give up! An earful from Ms. Oleana is way worse than anything you lot can do! Good luck catching me on the monorail!
You did a crackin job of cornerin that bad League staff member. Let me sing you a song fittin of your rockin deeds!
Those Those lyrics arent very punk. They don't even change the background music.
The locals stampede the MC on their way to see Piers .
Just how tall do you think it is? I cant even see the top, up there in the clouds.
So what should we do? Team Yell is gonna have their hands full holdin up those bad League staff members. They wont be catchin up anytime soon.
Good thinking! Lets collect Lee and get out of here! Without him, theres no Champion for you to challenge in the Champion Cup!
Some right wild concerts we had back then. But no encores! Wait, youre still here? You better get goin! Ill send some support your way with a yell!
Gotta stick around to make sure my bro doesnt do anythin too crazy, right? Come back if you need anythin.