Hearing that a Pokemon runs the oceans doesn’t sound too far-fetched to Jumpy, though the name Kyogre does cause him to scratch his head, it being close to the name of his mentor.
"Kyogre? Huh. Kind of close to Kyrogk, my teacher’s name." He shrugs. (Just a humorous observation. I RP him over on DA and Skype.)
And learning there are stinky Pokemon he’d smell before seeing sends a shiver down his spine. He really doesn’t want to come across anything disgusting, end up getting covered in said odor either.
"Muk and Grimer, watch out for the smell. RIght! Hope we don’t come across them." Jumpy nods his understanding.
Hearing that there are humans strong enough to spar at least a few rounds with some Fighting Pokemon immediately catches Jumpy’s attention. He stops shadow boxing and perks up.
"What?! Awesome! There’s people strong enough to duke it out for a bit with Pokemon? Wow! I’ll have to ask Beyard about that! I bet I could do it too! Woohoo!" he replies with a big grin. (Now that would be something to see! lol )
Seeing them come to a wall, Jumpy looks confused, thinking they took a wrong turn perhaps. He hopes they don’t get stuck down there.
"What’s up? Looks like we hit a dead end. Unless… Whoa! A secret passage! This gets better!" he exclaims in a whispered tone, wide-eyed at the reveal.
He wastes no time getting on the ladder and climbing down after Blaze. All this secrecy is building his anticipation towards what they’ll see at the Gym. This kind of surprise, he can’t imagine what else is in store.
Blaze merely shook his head at Jumpy’s observation of the name. He’d have been saying something very different had he met the ‘god’ of the seas.
"Many people consider those Pokemon to be akin to what you might call a ‘god’, and their power rivals that as well. If Groudon did not exist, Kyogre could flood the earth in a matter of minutes." It defied logic, and the water cycle, but it was a very real threat with such a superpower Pokemon.
Still, he almost… He wasn’t sure, feelings weren’t exactly something Blaze familiarized himself with, and he had little desire to do so.
"If a Grimer or a Muk nears, they’ll have trouble with any one of my Pokemon. Poison types like them are weak to ground types, which Tyranitar has access to, Steel types like Scizor are immune to poison, and psychic Pokemon are also extremely potent against them.Those Poison types tend to thrive in sewers and such so outside of places like this, the odds of meeting them are next to nonexistent." Blaze responded, a hand in his jacket pocket.
He simply nodded at Jumpy’s excitement, wondering how anyone (unless on some kind of drug of course) could be so… Over the top. At least he wasn’t as idiotic as a few people he could name…
"The people that are usually able to go toe to toe with fighting types sacrifice almost everything in their efforts to grow stronger. It’s a difficult road that most can’t take." He warned.
As they headed down the ladder, Blaze remained silent and once the two of them had stepped off the aged steel rungs.
As they began to walk again, a low rumbling echoed above them and the flickers of light from above faded, leaving them in total darkness for a few seconds. Then, after a few moments, lights flickered on the aged stone walls.
"Just a bit further. There’s an old doorway up ahead that leads to the gym."
Hearing that such powerful Pokemon keep each other in check actually manages to leave Jumpy speechless. Not an easy thing to do with such a hyper kid!
"Wow… That’s intense. Lots of water where I come from too. Some guess that there was a really huge flood in ancient times, but what could cause that…" Jumpy finally manages to say. He’s heard legends of ancient flooding, and his homeworld of Terra has fa-reaching flooding as far as the eye can see, but he can’t begin to comprehend such a force that could cause it in the first place, be it back home or in the world he’s currently in with the all powerful Pokemon.
If they encounter any Poison types, it’s good to know Blaze has it covered too. Jumpy knows the danger of travelling unprepared in subterranean locales, what with the various hazards of the ruins on his own Island to name a few.
"You’re Pokemon have some kind of advantage? Nice! I guess it makes sense there’d be weaknesses and stuff, with Pokemon having elemental powers and other things. I know it can get crazy if you go into a situation unprepared." Jumpy remarks.
With Blaze’s comment on how people need to push themselves to the limit and beyond to even spar with crazy powerful Fighting type Pokemon, Jumpy nods. He might be impulsive but he knows the benefits of hard training.
"Yeah, I figured that much. I mean I’m pretty fast myself, and I’ve gotten a little stronger too! But against something that could punch through a boulder or whatever, that might be another matter. Heh!" Jumpy states. From experience he knows that there are those with super strength that shouldn’t be taken lightly. Best not to bite off more than one can chew as the saying goes!
As they proceed down the ladder rungs, Jumpy almost slips his grip but catches himself in time.
"Yikes! That was a close one! Bit tricky doing this with gloves on." he says as he stops his fumbling. Though awkward, he does have some practice doing things with gloves on.
After they reach the bottom, the rumbling and lights cutting out causes Jumpy to jump in surprise for a moment. Last thing he wants is to be moving around blind in the dark. (And good reason. With things like Sharukurusu reaverbots in the ruins back home, darkness in underground tunnels can be very dangerous.)
"Yikes! What happened to the lights? Phew! That was nuts! Er, sorry about the yelling. Bad things can happen in the dark back at home when underground." Jumpy says.
Collecting himself, he follows after Blaze as he leads the way to the door. His anticipation is slowly building again, as he’s eager to get to the gym and see what it looks like.