Good As Golduck || [Green & Misty]
Misty just watched Green sweet talk the Diglett in slight disgust. She didn’t he was a pompous jerk to Pokemon, in fact, she knew he couldn’t be, seeing that he gets along so well with his own team. It was just a little nauseating to see such a difference in his tone towards that dumb Diglett than he uses with her.
And he was relating that thing to Psyduck. Not only that, he wanted it to train with them?! Was he out of his mind?! Pysduck alone was enough of a hassle!
However, the Diglett’s overflowing enthusiasm was hard for Misty to ignore. At least it wanted to evolve and get better.
If that thing evolves before Psyduck does…
The moment Green directed his attention back to Misty, her entire demeanor changed, but a bit of the snark hadn’t yet left.
"Looks like I made a friend!"
"Ya don’t say? Heh, this is a pretty big day for ya, ain’t it? Yeah yeah, whatever. That little guy can tag along, just as long as he doesn’t get in the way or anythin’. I got my own handful to deal with."
She partially just wanted to see Green’s overconfidence blow up in his face. Training these Pokemon weren’t going to be easy.
"So what’s the game plan?"
"Gameplan? You mean a battle? What, you’re tellin me you’ve been a gym leader for all this time and don’t know how that goes by now?" The man threw back joshingly after chuckling at Misty’s own rouse of teasing for a moment. He clicked his tongue while shaking his head.
"C’mon, Misty… Now, that’s shameful."
The spiky brunet kept lightspirted grin intact thoughout the entirety of their bantering. He honestly enjoyed their playful exchanges- Though, sometimes he wasn’t for sure if everything the woman said was meant to be taken tongue and cheek… But, he could only assume she was thinking the same for him.
Regardless, Misty was the only person he could ever find himself acting this childish with. Perhaps this had to do with the fact that they had known each other when they were children. At age, though, their bickering meant business. He was a genuinely pompous kid then, so, thinking back, it made sense; he wasn’t exactly the kindest kid and definitely not the easiest to get along with. But, that had changed in him with his age, and as had their relationship as they became colleagues into what could be seen today… whatever it is you’d call that. Regardless, Green counted his blessings and was happy to have someone around that he could still act like a kid with in some ways.
"Really, though, it shouldn’t be that tough." He added, becoming a bit more serious and trying to address how this training will really go down. "We have a Ground-type and a Water-type, so your player should have the home advantage. Just stick to moves of those type and it should go pretty smoothly for him. We can’t go wrong with that plan."
He glanced down to the giddy diglet who was still excitedly bobbing up and down through the sand, eager to get things going and be given a command. The little was looking forward to evolving a whole lot more than Psyduck was. Honestly, Green wasn’t sure Psyduck even knew much about that, or let alone was anxious for the change. He’d gotten this Pokemon all riled up, already, so he’d make sure that a dugtrio came out of this equation, as well. Psyduck was their primary focus, though, and so they’d stick to this strategy in order to get him evolved first.
"Alright, then! Let’s give him a dig attack!"
Green shouted his command to mark the first move of the battle. The diglet obeyed, diving its black head under the ground o begin hurdling towards Psyduck, leaving a trail of upturned sand and stone behind it. The man watched in suspense, eager to see the Water-type’s reaction. Even if it did land, it was a Ground-type move and couldn’t have much effect, right? Or, at least he hoped this would all be that easy.