Welcome to Pokétopia! *Still looking for new members, check out the OoC for more info!* OoC: https://www.iwakuroleplay.com/threads/pokémon-legends-welcome-to-pokétopia.44261/ ~~~~ Nate smiled and took a deep breath of the fresh sea air. He had heard that the view of the sea at Gateon Port in the northeast Orre Region was amazing, but he could never have imagined it looked this good. The ship to transport him to Pokétopia, the S.S. Kyorge (which was shaped very much like the legendary Pokémon), would soon be arriving to pick up those who were attending the festival. Included in the invitation, was a HeartGold Card (Move your mouse to reveal the content) HeartGold Card (open) HeartGold Card (close) and a ticket for the S.S. Kyorge. When the young man received the invitation to spend his summer at Pokétopia, he was overjoyed and ecstatic. As soon as he finished up collecting his Gym Badges in the Johto Region, he flew over to the Unova Region and began packing up. Now, he was standing by the Pier, overlooking the ocean with a smile strewn across his face. On his shoulder, stood Sparky, happily bouncing up and down as they waited for the transport. Nate laughed at the Pokémon's adorable antics, feeling the tail of Maxwell brushing his leg happily as he sat beside his trainer. Ōra had gone off to meditate until the ship arrived, while Serenity was off finishing its dinner next to a sleeping Pyro. In the ocean before Nate, Shelly and Blossom happily splashed around like the best friends they were. Nate wasn't the type of trainer to keep everybody locked up. In fact, whenever he could, he would let his Pokémon roam free so they can enjoy being outside of their Pokéballs. The ones who primarily stayed outside were Sparky and Maxwell, but Serenity also preferred to stay outside (and with her psychic powers, Nate couldn't really argue without a stern talking to, ending in a major headache). Ōra was the only other one who didn't let himself be bound by a Pokéball, mainly because he wasn't really Nate's Pokémon, but he also believed that having to be bound to a life of fighting was something that Pokémon should pick for themselves. Nate couldn't disagree with the Lucario, for he too believed that nobody should be "forced" to do something. In fact, Nate had taken the time to build emotional bonds with all of his Pokémon before and after their capture. Even Serenity, who had no intention of being caught, willingly placed herself in a Pokéball because she admired his strength and pure heart. Suddenly, Nate was rocked off his feet by a sudden spray of water aimed directly at his face. Stumbling backwards, Nate tripped over his own feet and landed on his rear with a thud. As he lifted his soaked head upwards, he spat out some salty water that had gone into his mouth and looked at Shelly with a playfully raised eyebrow. Beside the giggling Water-Type Pokémon, Ms. Fortune faded into view, laughing hard at her latest prank on the trainer. "Haha, very funny guys." Nate chuckled as he wiped away the water on his face, using Sparky's rapidly wagging tail as a fan of sorts to dry himself off. As he finished drying out his long and messy brown hair, he heard a soft, feminine voice behind him. "So, Nathaniel.. Are you nervous?" Serenity asked, speaking perfect English. Nate stood up and shook his head at the Pokémon while Sparky and Maxwell began to chase each other around playfully. "Nervous? About what?" Dylan asked curiously, not knowing what she was talking about. "The Festival. The last time I checked, you wouldn't stop talking about how much you wanted to go when you met me. Seeing as how we're only a half hour away from finally leaving for Pokétopia, I wanted to know how you were feeling." Nate smiled and patted the small Pokémon woman's back. "No, I'm not nervous. I'm really excited actually! I mean, just think Serenity... We're gonna be at Pokétopia! The Pokétopia! Trainers from all over the world can only ever hope to get to attend this event with a low class ticket. Us? We've got a HeartGold Card! That's something that even Pokémon Masters dream of getting! I can't wait until the ship arrives!" Nate exclaimed with an overjoyed voice. His excitement could not be contained and he was absolutely cringing at every moment he wasn't at Pokétopia. However, bringing up the ship made him look around them again. What shocked the young man was that virtually nobody was even at the docks. "Speaking of arriving, this place looks pretty empty, doesn't it Serenity? It's 5:30pm... The S.S. Kyorge is supposed to be here at 6... So where is everybody?" Nate asked as he scratched his head. Almost immediately after he asked the question, Serenity began to giggle like a schoolgirl. "What? What's so funny?" The green haired Pokémon smiled as she lifted her head and moved her hand from her mouth, still giggling. Clearing her throat, Serenity floated up beside Nate and smiled slyly, as if to suggest she knew something he didn't. "What? Why are you giving me that face?" Nate asked, now more puzzled then ever. "Well... Somebody is coming... I can feel them." Serenity teased, leaning in close to his face. "A certain somebody... A certain giiirrl~". Almost instantly at these words, Nate's face went bright red and he suddenly became very nervous. "Oh, yeah, and some other people. You should have plenty of people here in a minute, don't worry Nathaniel.". Nate was pleased to hear that new trainers were approaching... But he was still red-faced at the news that she was coming. She was the last person he expected to see at Pokétopia, but he was really glad that she would be coming along. At least now, he would have somebody other then his Pokémon that he knew first hand..