In the second part of Homura’s adventure to become a Pokémon Master, I am heading to Nacrene City and then Castelia City to challenge the Gym Leaders to earn the badges. Meanwhile, Team Plasma is feeling a bit hypocritical when they kick a particular Pokémon along with the usual activity of stealing other people’s Pokémon. (Image Source)
After I cut the bush down that was blocking a passage in the Dreamyard, we see two Team Plasma grunts kicking a Munna so that they can get the Dream Mist. The actions they took are ironic since they harming Pokémon when they are supposed to advocate Pokémon Rights. It essentially makes Team Plasma a bunch of hypocrites.
After I retrieve the Dream Mist and brought it to a professor in town, I receive the C-Gear. The C-Gear is a device that allows you to interact with other people nearby through wireless and infrared. It seems cool, but it drains your batteries and increases your playtime if you leave your DS on standby.
On the way to Nacrene City, Cheren and Bianca tells me some bad news… Team Plasma has stolen a little girl’s Pokémon. To get back the stolen Pokémon, I head to the cave and face off two Plasma Grunts. After I defeated them, we gave back the Pokémon to its rightful owner and they part. Meanwhile, I did some more training in the cave and…
Sayaka has finally evolved into Dewott! After I finished training her, I arrived at Nacrene City to challenge Lenora. N comes out the gym and challenges me in the Pokémon Battle. Since my Pokémon is over-leveled, beating him was relatively easy.
The gym has a museum with skeletons of ancient Pokémon on exhibit. Beyond the museum is the actual gym, which looks like a library. To advance, I had to read books from bookshelves to find answers to four different questions. After I found all the answers to these questions, the staircase to Lenora will be revealed.
The battle against Lenora was easy since Sayaka is EV Trained and over leveled; her Pokémon couldn’t stand a chance against my attacks. After I swept her Pokémon, I was awarded the 2nd badge.
Following the battle, I have found out that Team Plasma stole a skull from the exhibit. This means that I have to go through the Pinwheel Forest and fight all the Team Plasma’s grunts to retrieve the skull. After the skull is returned to Lenora, I go through a bridge that resembles the George Washington Bridge to get into Castelia City, the biggest city in Unova.
Finally, I get to challenge Burgh, the Castelia City’s Gym Leader. The gimmick of this gym is going through the honey-like walls. You step on buttons to open the gates to a passage. Some of the buttons are traps and it forces you to battle a trainer.
The battle against Burgh was pretty tricky. Since I have no flying Pokémon, Leavanny had a big advantage against Sayaka. Therefore, I have to use a Super Potion to keep her from fainting. After defeating it, the last Pokémon was a breeze and I have won my 3rd Gym Badge…
Next time, I will head to Nimbasa City to take on Elesa. Also, we learn the shocking truth about N being the leader of Team Plasma. ¶