The crowd of Trainers cheered on as the battle continued inside the large oval they had formed. Each was cheering for one of two Trainers in the middle; one wore a blue cap with the visor to the side, as well as a pair of shorts and a backpack. The other Trainer had jet black hair, styled so that it was spiked to cover his left eye. He seemed to be fond of the color black, as his Converse, jeans and sweater were black. He also had a messenger bag worn behind him, which seemed to contain items for Pokemon. "Ratty!" the blue-capped Trainer shouted, "Use Hyper Fang!" The Raticate, which was nicknamed Ratty, lunged at the opposing Pokemon. "All right, Pupi-kun! Full on Double Edge!" shouted the black-haired Trainer. Trainers that knew him by name were cheering for him. They all knew him as Zero, the Trainer from Blackthorn City. He had already beated three of the Gyms in Johto, taking down Falkner, Bugsy, and Whitney, almost systematically. Pupi-kun lunged forward, releasing a powerful rush of air from beneath it, propelling it forward. Ratty, already in mid air, had no time to counter it. Pupi-kun rushed right into its gaping mouth, his tough armor breaking Ratty's teeth. The force of the attack sent Ratty flying backwards, in front of its Trainer. An instant KO. "No, Ratty!" the Youngster shouted. Recalling it into its Pokeball, the Trainer sighed. "Well, a loss is a loss. You did well, Ratty," he said, then added, "You too, Abby and Hoppy." Walking over to Zero, he gave him the prize money. "You battled well," Zero said, shaking hands after pocketing the money. He had beaten all three of the Youngster's Pokemon with just Pupi-kun, his Pupitar. When the crowd dispersed, he continued walking through the streets of Goldenrod, until he reached the Pokemon Center. "That should be good enough training for today, guys. Tomorrow, we head to Ecruteak and take on Morty." Entering the Pokemon Center, he greeted Nurse Joy and had his Pokemon healed. There weren't any Dragon-Type Pokemon near here, he decided. He was currently in search of either a Bagon, Dratini, or a piece of Amber, containing fossilized Aerodactyl DNA. But the first two were rare, and the third even rarer. But he had all the time in the world. For now, he could just enjoy battling. Sitting down on one of the large couches in the middle of the center, he kicked back, letting his Pokemon rest for the day in the capable hands of Nurse Joy.