Let's Play Pokémon Yellow #8: The Alien Gym Leader

So here we are at Seafoam Islands. We have just discovered them, and we are going exploring!

We found a bird! Why is there a bird just hanging out here in the depths of a cave? Is this bird an anti-social bird?

He is an icy bird named Arthur. He is our friend now.

He might have been inside a dark and lonely cave because he couldn't fly. I taught him to fly, and now I will use him as a bird taxi, because that's a totally normal thing to do.

There is a person just swimming along the edge of Seafoam Islands. We can't really go anywhere from here and we're clearly intruding on this stranger's personal water space, so it looks like our best option is to be escorted elsewhere by our new friend.

We're flying to my home town. Artie must have pretty high strength and stamina to take us all this way. Definitely a good asset. Also he can shoot ice beams out of his beak, so that's pretty cool.

The only way to reach the next town in our journey is to surf South from Pallet Town. I just wanted to take a moment to enjoy this nice lilac and light blue colour Palette. I guess it's fitting that Pallet Town has a pleasant colour palette.

It doesn't take us too long to reach Cinnabar Island, and from this sign's description I'm probably gonna have to move here A.S.A.P. because everyone knows my desire for mini rolls burns strong.

There's a little research facility here, which is interesting, although when this guy says they study Pokémon extensively I can't help but wonder if he just means that they just stare at them for a while with hearts in their eyes.

Apparently they have the technology to bring fossils back to life, so I gave someone that fossil I got in Mt. Moon way back when, in the hope that its resurrection will bring about some large scale destruction. It's the little things in life.


Well, if the gym is locked, I guess we should go and explore this dilapidated building instead, right?

What a SNAZZY chessboard floor.

Someone has left all their revealing personal diaries in this place. Also that bloke standing there is a burglar. I fought him off and took his stolen goods for myself. His stolen goods were actually just one single Twix.

According to this diary, Mewtwo and I share the same star sign, which probably explains a lot about me. Mewtwo's horoscope this week is "you will have a pleasant surprise in the form of a small and unexpected gift". For me that probably means the Twix, for Mewtwo, who knows? Maybe Mewtwo is munching on a Twix right now.

What is it with secret bases/labs/etc and massive house plants? Perhaps the plants have many secrets.

The diary continues: "He can open any jar without struggling even a little bit. Never before have we seen this power."

We found a secret key in the mysterious abandoned mansion, and for some reason this unlocks the gym. It has the same chessboard floor style (it must be a trend here) and is a fire themed gym. I don't know why it was locked though. Anti-social.

Before we actually tackle the gym though, I'm just going to beef Bert up a bit, because he's so close to evolving into a Blastoise now. My little turtle's growing up.

Okay. My boy friend made me a lasagne and it was so good that I died and now I'm a ghost who smells of lasagne. Pros and cons to that one. Anyway. fight me.


My baby's a huge muscly turtle with CANNONS on his back, What is nature even doing right now?!

Back we go to Cinnabar gym. Blaine looks like a literal alien so maybe that was why he locked the gym up like "no-one will notice me, an alien, inhabiting this gym, if I just lock it the heck up". Okay mate, but Mulder and Scully are on their way now. Also I beat you by blasting water cannons which are somehow biologically attached to a turtle. This is a strange day.

Has no one else ever beat a gym apart from me and Meanie? Is the population just incredibly low? What's the story here?

So this is the state of my team at the moment. I think it's safe to say we've had an eventful time, so let's take a rest, maybe just lounge about in that research lab or at the coast. Yeah, just chilling by the coast. Cool. See you next time.

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