Starting the first Trial

Seven challenges in a trial? Seven? Fantastic!

I finally reached the Verdant Cavern to start the trial and Captain Ilima tells me their are seven challenges to get the badge. The first is simple, beat 2 Rattata and a Raticate, plus a Team Skull numpty that appears. It doesn’t sound intriguing, but the design of the cavern is lush and beautifully detailed. It feels like a really refreshing replacement for the gym system, and I can’t wait to see what the other challenges are.

I haven’t spoken about Team Skull yet. I hate them, and not in the way I’m meant to. They’re meant to be stereotypical gangsters, but they just feel really stupid. I just hate reading their dialogue.