Brawly defeat0riZ0red! Turns out my Beautifly had learned “Gust”, which just blew him away. Hahaha! DYSWIDT?
It seems Gust is the ubar-move for killing all rock Pokémon, so after getting Flash and the Muscle Badge from Brawly, I headed into the nearby cave to find Steven and give him his letter. Killed a load of pokeymen there, and caught a few too. My Lotad evolved too, into a Lombre – some bizarre Mexican lilypad monkey thing.
Off to Slateport in Mr. Briney’s boat then!