Part 44: The Key to Saving Galars FutureUpdate 45: The Key to Saving Galar's Future
The tense, still air on the pitch And the exact opposite from the audience, cheering and yelling... Theyre both fantastic, wouldnt you say? But remember, the audience is also a bit cruel... They want nothing more than to see one of us lose, after all! It can fill you with fear knowing that, but I absolutely love pushing past the fear. I love giving it everything Ive got as a Trainer and seeing my team give everything theyve got to seize another victory! Its the greatest feeling in the world, and I cant get enough of it!
I can feel my partners itching with anticipation inside their Poké Balls... Were going to have a real champion time!
Me and Charizard, and all the rest of our team, will use all our knowledge and experience to crush you completely!
The Darkest Day - Pokémon Sword and Shield OST
If you listen to one track in the next several updates, make it this.
Audience: Hey! Look at the monitor!
This is YOUR FAULT, Leon. I wasnt going to sit there and watch while you put everything Ive built at risk.
Audience: What is he TALKING about?
You NEED to be on top of Hammerlocke Tower in the next 20 minutes or the Entity will run amok!
Audience: Why are there purple lasers in the sky
Fucking hell, Rose lost the plot.
The mad bastard It wasnt supposed to go like this!
How much of this did you know about?
Enough to know something like this would happen in the next few years anyway. And Its largely thanks to you.
NOT uh oh, we had an idea something was about to go wrong but we couldnt have prepped anything without you and Sonias research. And then the fucker took Sonia off the case to keep from angering Magnolia and we never figured out how they actually stopped the Darkest Day I really hate to ask you this, you kids shouldnt be caught up in this. But I need you two to try and hold down the fort
Wait! Wait. Every time the Darkest Day swept around, Zacian and Zamazenta didnt just show up to stop it, they were already around. And I think I know where they are.
I mean, I agree in theory.
Do you remember? We ran into Zamazenta there all the way back then. I dont know why they havent shown up yet, but if were going to find them, its got to be back there.
Im willing to trust you on this. Ill contact the Gym Leaders and have them keep the rest of the country under control. Go!
Postwick - Pokémon Sword and Shield OST
Sonia! We could use your help. Were here to find Zacian and Zamazenta
Because this is the Darkest Day.
I fucking knew it. The moment the sky went dark Have to admit, I thought youd still be dealing with the tournament now, though
The whole regions in chaos! Therere giant Pokémon everywhere, the powers flickering
Im surprised Rose isnt on it.
/ He caused it!
Will catch you up later, we have stuff to do in the Weald. You coming?
No. All I have is my Yamper, Id just get in your way. I have a few last things I can dig up, though, a let you know if I find anything important.
Then we have to go.
Do you think theyll be all right, Sonia?
I dont know.
Slumbering Weald - Pokémon Sword and Shield OST
No. Im back in unfamiliar territory. I HATE unfamiliar territory. This isnt the tournament Ive wanted to win my whole life or doing some research. I dont know what this is!
Last time we went through the Weald, we came out alive and sane.
That really doesnt help
Look, weve both grown loads stronger and so have our Pokémon. Remember that conversation we had, back at Magnolias lab?
About kings and legends?
Think of this as our legend. Mate, youre about to be the first historian to talk to Zacian and fucking Zamazenta!
Oh shite, I didnt think of that.
I reckon whatever were about to see will be pretty legendary itself! Lets head in and add another page to our tale!
Welcome back to the Slumbering Weald. The first part is just as we left it, but once we go past the point where we met Zamazenta the first time
The Pokémon get a lot stronger. As is standard for JRPGs, for all the rush in the story, you in fact have plenty of time to do all the exploring you want. But while we do have a few items to find, mostly holdable items with dubious benefits, we dont have any good reason to delay.
Look, at least we can see where were walking
And nothing bloody else!
Its looking at you, Gloria.
Sensory Sensory overload. Fuck me. And
And theyre gone.
Hop, did they try to speak to you?
Pardon, what? They just, you know, howled.
It was like voice scratching around in my head
You know what, at this point Id believe anything. They tell you anything?
No Maybe? It was too much all at once, I nearly passed out. But I think I got a sense of Approval? Maybe? I dunno, mate.
Are you right to keep going?
Yeah, just a little woozy. Is this what being pissed feels like? Its already going away, though. We need to press on.
Slumbering Weald Shrine - Pokémon Sword and Shield OST
Its in marvelous condition. And
It looks like somebody left us some presents.
Wait, if Zacian and Zamazenta were Pokémon, then are those Also them?
No idea. Only one thing to do
Just gonna pick up the ancient magical artifact and put it in your Bag, mate?
This shrine is a known landmark in the Weald. Treasure hunters have been visiting it for centuries. The only way we could find two priceless artifacts right out in the open like this is if someone put them there for us. I bet you can guess who.
That settles it! Im taking the sword! Though...wow, would you look at the state of this thing? It seems like it might fall to pieces if you so much as look at it funny. I dont know if these rusty old things will really be able to stop the Darkest Day, but... Well, I guess it cant hurt to have them along! Lets hope they bring us some good luck!
Well, if there isnt anything else for us here, we may as well head to Hammerlocke
Calling a skytaxi now.
The Darkest Day - Pokémon Sword and Shield OST
Its a real shame, the way things have turned out. You make it all the way to the Championship Match, then something like this has to happen! And Chairman Rose thinking that the energy pouring from the Darkest Day would somehow be the key to saving Galars future? It all seems a bit mad, if you ask me... I cant follow at all how thats supposed to work.
I dont think ROSE knows how its supposed to work.
Look, we really dont have time to waste. Im off to help my brother!
And off he goes. I should probably follow. Is there anything you need me to do before I head in?
We Gym Leaders worked together with the citys Pokémon, and weve got everyone evacuated. Go on then! Into Hammerlocke Stadium with you!
I-I mean, please, help me! I know this is selfish of me, but I must beg your assistance! I want you to head into the underground power plant and stop Mr. Rose!
Mr. Rose woke it up too early... We called it the Darkest Day Entity. It's some kind of lost Legendary Pokémon we found as we were mining Galar particles underneath Hammerlocke. Apparently, the energy emitted from its body is what causes Dynamaxing. And its the source of Galar particles themselves? I dont have a head for the technical details But, at this rate, all the Pokémon in the Galar region will Dynamax and go berserk! If that were to happen
Okay, yeah, Im on it. Is there anything I should know before I head down?
Ive enlisted the help of the Champions younger brother, too. Hes already down there. Harriet! Unlock the lift!
This has all gone to shit.