Okay, I'm back for more Pokémon! Last time, we went through 4 Gyms and we also uncovered some nasty scheme caused by Team Rocket. So, last time we ended at the casino, I think it was to get enough cash to get a Porygon... Oh, right, it was to visit the Rocket hideout!
|Waste all your money at Rocket Game Corner!|
Our Porygon are worth more than your social life!
|Holy cow, this would make|
a pretty radio tower!
|Gosh, this tower is even prettier! Really!|
Too bad it's all gangrened by the Rocket
disease when you see it for the first time.
However, before you do that, Bill comes to visit you on Cinnabar. He invites you to visit the first three Sevii Islands. As a Poké-maniac, Bill wants to discover more Pokémon species. He gets the help of Celio to build a machine that would let Trainers from Kanto trade with people in other regions. Hoenn, actually. You are also given the chance to visit One Island, Two Island and Three Island. You'll have to find the daughter of Two Island's Joyful Game Corner owner's daughter, Lostelle, who has been abducted. She's trapped in Three Island's Berry Forest. Anyway, once this mini-mission is complete, you can come back to Kanto, and head to the eighth Gym. Like I said before, it takes just a minute or two to get there!
|Sophisticated as Hell.|
Evil as mafiosi.
No, actually, I lied. I totally saw that coming. Giovanni being the eighth Gym Leader of the First Gen has become as much a secret as Rosebud being Charles Foster Kane's sled in Citizen Kane, or Bruce Willis being dead all along in The Sixth Sense. I listed all the other hints in the preceding paragraph. Plus, the Gym was closed, because the Gym Leader was too busy... busy leading a criminal organization, yeah! It's a twist that must have surprised quite a few when it happened in the days of Pokémon Red and Blue, but nowadays, it's something every Pokémon fan knows. Luckily, you can kick his butt a final time, and see him officially retire from wrongdoing and Gym Leading.
That means just one thing: Road to the Indigo Plateau! You make your way through the eight guards asking for the badges. And as you go through those eight gates, you meet stronger Pokémon. After you pass the final gate, you can now enter Victory Road. I hope you've loaded your bag with healing items. This is the final cave before the Elite 4. And lots of Trainers in there are powerful. Very powerful. I hope you're ready. No, wait, take a break, we'll see the last part in two days.