James looked at Dausiin. "With all due respect," he began politely, "but even if you can't get caught, do you really want a manhunt? People might still try to capture you and if it's not in a Pokéball, they might try a cage. I think it's still important to be cautious. This person you refer to is not here to protect you. The only protection you have is not being bound to a trainer in case a Pokéball is thrown."
Penalopy head what James said, but she wrapped her arms around Gavin's neck, staying invisible, and let him carry her like that. "Mew~" she said in human tongue so Mindy could understand her too. "I want to see Mew~"
"I suppose," Mindy said with a smile, "we can join the others first and then see about eating later."
"Yes, listen to Mindy," Penalopy said.
Mindy pushed the button on her pendant and on the rooftop the necklace of the Dragonite started blinking. Mable turned to Charcoal and Ixia.
"My trainer calls, it's time to go." She held out her arms to take the small Pokémon and she smiled at Charcoal. "Your trainer will be very surprised with your evolution."
"Yes." Michael walked to the door and stepped outside. It felt good to have won this battle, but it was obvious he wouldn't have won this battle alone. None of his Pokémon were very strong yet, Saruya was the only evolved Pokémon he had.
He held the door open for all the small Pokémon that followed him, Lytse and Marie, who was rather slowly crawling forward. Bear jumped in and pushed Michael aside, he, the strong Pokémon, would hold the door open for everyone. Benny flew outside, cheerfully greeting the sun. He didn't mind being inside, but he was much rather outside and in the sun.
Saruya looked at Harry and nodded. "We should go there," she agreed. She didn't know where the gym was, but scent didn't lie. She lowered her nose and sniffed for Niccia's and Michael's scent, quickly locating the most recent trace and she started walking."[/i]
Soul's words hadn't made her feel better about all this at all, she worried for Missy mostly, the small Poochyena could very well be attacked as well. Harry and Soul, they could take care of themselves, Harry had proven to be a strong fighter and she was certain Soul was too, but Missy was such a young and small thing.
Andy examined the menu briefly. "Warm waffles for me," he decided and he looked up to Frosiien when she talked about gym battled. "Yes, the whole Pokémon Trainer battles is a bit of a grey area when it comes to ethics, but when done with consent from all involved parties I have no objections to a good Pokémon battle. As long as I don't have to fight myself, as hypocritical as it may sound, but when it comes to strength I'm definitely the weakest of my entire team. Even Kim is stronger than me and would easily defeat me."
"I wouldn't dream of fighting him," the Furret whispered.
Andy wasn't sure what his Furret had said, but he smiled at her. "I did notice that Pokémon can be stronger when coached by a human, as if tactical insight is not something that comes naturally to most Pokémon. It's just a working theory of course, and I mean no offence, but my observations led me to believe that where most Pokémon excel in strength and survival, knowing very well how to attack and how to plan ahead for the winter for instance, but lack a certain insight that humans have. I'm not saying they're not intelligent of course, but it's different. Humans lack strength in all area's, but make it up with technological innovations and tactical insight."