Originally Posted by Etymology
You quite cleverly utilise your Roggenrola's natural abilities to look for your Bulbasaur. Cenotaph stays motionless for quite some time. Suddenly, he cheerfully hops from foot to foot and turns to you. It looks like he can hear something! He points his antennae towards the west - towards Route 4.
You mosey your way along the trail. Your anxiety for your missing friend grows erratically - did Cenotaph really hear anything? You're not too sure. The only things around you are trees, trees and more trees, with a random bush of berries here and there. You try everything to look for your starter, from calling his name repeatedly to checking behind every Arceus-forsaken tree you come across - sometimes you double check the plants because they look so similar! Nothing.
Your Roggenrola nuzzles your leg to comfort you - the feeling of cold stone against your skin alleviates your panic a little bit. You close your eyes slightly, resting your mind. When you open them you see a familiar face in front of you. Aster?
Your face reflects your happiness from finding your pal - you do not have mutual feelings with your partner, however.
The Bulbasaur stomps hastily towards your group. Brows furrowed, it begins to fire several leaves in your direction - you feel them cut painfully into your clothing, ripping several holes in them. What's going on?
Aster appears to be enshrouded in an ominous blue hue.
~Behaving strangely. Using Razor Leaf.
Sarah tried to dodge the sharp leaves, the joy at finding her starter soon changed to fear. Cenotaph jumped in front of her, taking the Razor Leaf to protect his trainer.
"Ceno! No!" Sarah cried, knowing the attack was super effective.
"Rola!" Cenotaph cringed, but stood its ground.
"Aster! Stop! What's wrong?" Sarah cried, but the Bulbasaur seemingly ignored her, continuing his attack.
"We have no choice, Ceno," Sarah frowned, knowing the Roggenrola couldn't hold off for much longer. "Use Rock Blast!"
Ceno jumped into the air, and crashed back down. Rocks tore themselves from the earth and sped straight for Aster. They crashed into the Pokemon, sending a plume of dust into the air.
"Aster!" Sarah cried, running towards the dust.