Appearance (Move your mouse to reveal the content) Appearance (open) Appearance (close) It was his first gym battle, and my Eevee was looking a little rugged after only one fight with one more Pokemon to beat. I was afraid we weren't going to make it, and the gym leader was looking a little upset as he realized the state my Pokemon was in as well. "You shouldn't push your Pokemon too far before it's ready. If you want to concede I'll understand," he said after sending out his next Pokemon. I looked at Eevee, but he wasn't looking at me at all. Instead he braced himself and prepared for the next attack, be it his or his opponent's. "Thanks for the offer, but Eevee looks like he can handle himself," I replied with a grin. "Eevee, quick attack!" The battle was a close one, but somehow Eevee pulled through and we won! After congratulating me and giving me my badge, the gym leader let us go on our way. As I left the gym, I nearly ran right into a girl going inside.