Energy: 18 - 5 (entrance fee) = 13
With a spring in her step and a smile on her face, Cinder was making her way through Pecha Forest. Seeing so many Pecha Berries around her at once made her wonder as if this was paradise. I think I found my new favorite place! Berries everywhere in sight! she thought to herself, humming a tune. It was as if all of her troubles had silenced themselves and hidden, at least for the duration of her stroll in the forest. The day hadn't gone well earlier considering she ripped a part of her Defense Scarf just getting ready and she tripped in town, causing quite a bit of dirt to coat her side, but she could care less right now. It was just her, lots of berries, and a mysterious blue creature that looked more spaced out than a confused Espurr.
Wait, mysterious blue creature that looks more spaced out than a confused Espurr? she thought again, blinking to make sure that she was seeing this right. Sure enough, there was the very same figure in the distance. Perhaps it was friendly? The Vulpix had lots of luck finding some friendly Pokémon before and was quite surprised that they seemed to enjoy her company. Then again, she hardly had any time to train or battle... Maybe I could ask this Pokémon for a friendly little sparring match! Hidon was a bit of a surprise when it came to the battle, but maybe this one will be some a good workout! Cinder thought cheerfully, picking up the pace. "Hey! Over here, you there! What's your name?" she called over, focusing on optimistic thoughts about the stranger despite not knowing one thing about them beforehand.