Monday, November 12, 2012

A Look at Lentimas Town

While traveling through the Unova region again, I stopped by Mistralton City and ran into Skyla and Professor Juniper. Professor Juniper was talking about wanting to visit this really cool place with all these unique Pokémon and blah blah blah. To be fair, I zoned out and didn't listen to half of what she said. So after Bianca literally ran into me and begged to go with us, we took off in Skyla's plane to Lentimas Town.

When we got off the plane, I was greeted by a sweltering sandstorm. Volcanic ash filled the air of this arid town. For the first time in my Pokémon history, I had to pull out the town map because I had absolutely no idea where I was! While Bianca went off to Reversal Mountain, I decided to stick around town and absorb the local atmosphere.

Unlike other cities of Unova, Lentimas Town is quite small. The Pokémon Center is the biggest building and the center hub for the townsfolk. There aren't any Gyms or Battle Facilities for trainers. There is a move tutor that teaches some powerful moves like Dark Pulse if you give him some blue shards. Lentimas serves as a rest stop for travelers hiking through the mountains, so most people there are merely passing by. Still, Lentimas has quite a unique Latin flavor to it that sets itself apart from the rest of Unova. Listen to the music above, you'll know what I mean.

Of course I'll throw a Pokéball!
I later made my way to Reversal Mountain to see what wild Pokémon live in the area. Judging from the desert climate, I wasn't surprised when I ran into wild Trapinch and Skorupi. But I was completely caught off guard when a wild Drifblim approached me! Drifblim is one of my favorite Pokémon, so I caught two of them! I also ran into the Psychic Pig Pokémon Spoink and Grumpig.

Yeah, I'm not going inside.
It was odd to see Psychic and Ghost type Pokémon in an environment like this. At first, it didn't make sense until I approached the Strange House. The Strange House is an urban legend in Lentimas town. Some say that horrible genetic experiments that rivaled Cinnabar Mansion took place there. Others say the original owner ordered his Raticate to kill his family, which then turned against its owner and killed him. There's even some who claim that the Strange House was the birthplace of the first Vanillite. As for what the Strange House really is...even I couldn't tell you. I got the heebie-jeebies when I approached the front door and ran like a scared Skitty. 

Same cave story, different day.
After my short detour to the Strange House front doors, I met up with Bianca at Reversal Mountain. Bianca wanted to study the Pokémon living there, so we walked around and fought wild Pokémon inside the mountain. Your run-of-the-mill cave Pokémon like Golbat and Boldore make an appearance, so at first glance I didn't think much of it. We got to a room and Bianca was upset we couldn't find Heatran. I was curious, why would the Fire/Steel legend of Sinnoh be in Unova? Apparently, Reversal Mountain is quite similar to Stark Mountain. Recently, Reversal Mountain made headlines for its recent eruptions. I'm not going to lie, I was a little apprehensive when I found out I was walking in an active volcano.
Sounds like Heatran is hot-blooded! Get it, because of the magma-like blood...forget it.

Luckily we didn't find Heatran and the volcano still remained dormant. We parted ways and I made my way to Undella Town, thus ending my brief excursion in Lentimas Town. While I've been traveling for quite some time, the wonders of the Pokémon world never cease to amaze me. While my trip was short, the memories of Lentimas Town will always stay with me.