Stepping outside Diglett Cave, our heroes shielded their eyes from the sunlight, as their eyes needed to adjust to the sudden light, "Didn't think we were in that cave that long," Will commented, as they ventured towards what they thought was Koni'koni City. They passed a police station that was near the mouth of the cave, and a man with a trench coat came walking out. He had a stern expression on his face. He then took notice of the large group. His attention immediately went to Will.
"Will! My old friend! I haven't seen you in ages!" the man said.
"If it isn't Looker. I haven't seen you since my final days in the Unova Region," Will said.
"I see you've got quite a large group with you," Looker said.
"Yeah. These are some of my students. Guys, this is Looker, a member of the International Police. I helped him out with several cases in the past," Will introduced the detective. The group then took turns introducing themselves.
"Pleased to meet you all," Looker said.
"So, what brings you to Alola?" Will asked.
"Well, we have reports of possible Pokémon Mafia operating in the Alola Region," Looker said.
"'Pokémon Mafia'? We've encountered some grunts from Team Skull, but they only classify as a petty street gang, not a full on mafia," Lori commented.
"Yes, well, the Mafia I am investigating is a much larger group, spread out throughout all the other regions," Looker replied.
"That doesn't sound too good," Will commented.
"Well, I won't keep you guys from your adventures. Maybe we'll meet back up again soon," Looker said, as he took his leave. With that, the group continued heading for Koni'koni City.
To the group, Koni'koni City looked to have an oriental feel to it, "Feels just like an anime," Lincoln commented.
"Alright guys. Our first stop will be the Pokémon Center. We can heal up our Pokémon, and change out our teams. Then we can find Olivia," Will said, as they walked through the streets. Looking around, they saw that there were some stalls that wouldn't be out of place at a big festival being set up.
"Looks like we got here just in time for some big festival," Toby commented.
"Though, it seems they're still setting up. Maybe we can wrap up the Grand Trial before we see what this is all about," Lisa suggested, as they all entered the Pokémon Center.
"Welcome to the Pokémon Center," Nurse Joy said.
"Thanks. Could you look after our Pokémon?" Will asked, as the trainers gave the nurse their Pokémon.
"We'll have them in tip-top shape," the nurse said, as she gave the Pokeballs to her helper Pokémon, "By the way, I take it you saw that we're setting up for a big festival?" Nurse Joy asked.
"Yes. Is it something for Koni'koni City?" Will asked.
"It's more like a way of promoting the other regions around the world. Here, trainers from other regions come to show off the various Pokémon that other regions have to offer, and exchange them. It's sort of like something my distant cousin in the Johto Region calls a 'Pokémon Swap Meet'," she explained.
"Wow! I haven't been to one of those in a long time!" Will commented.
"So, what's a Pokémon Swap Meet?" Lola asked.
"It's where trainers go to trade their Pokémon. I guess if there are going to be trainers from other regions, it'll be only natural that there are going to be a variety of Pokémon not native to the Alola Region," Will replied.
"Do you think we should participate in it too?" Fluttershy asked.
"You can if you want. It would be a good idea to get a hold on different Pokémon. But we can figure that out when we take on Olivia," Will replied.
"If you want to challenge Olivia, her jewelry shop is just down the street. Last house on the left," Nurse Joy informed, as she gave back their Pokémon.
"Thanks Nurse Joy. We'll come back after the Grand Trial," Will said, as they quickly swapped out their Pokémon. With that, they left to challenge Olivia.
At Oliva's Shop,
"What? Olivia isn't here right now?" Will exclaimed, as he talked to the front counter associate.
"Yeah, she was called to the Ruins of Life by this Island's Guardian, Tapu Lele," the clerk replied.
"She may still battle you if you head over there now," another clerk suggested.
"Great, so how do we get there?" Will asked.
"You'll just need to go through the Memorial Hill Cemetery. Then head North once you get to the area just beyond it, and you'll be at the Ruins," the clerk stated.
"I have the coordinates locked in the map. We should be able to get their within half an hour," Rotom said.
"Well guys, looks like we've got some more travelling to do," Will commented. However, Lori, Leni, and Lola were entranced by the jewelry that was on display.
"Ooh! That necklace looks like it's made of coral!" Lori gushed.
"I love that turquoise broach!" Leni commented.
"I'd love to have a ring like that!" Lola said.
"C'mon you three. We're here for the Grand Trial. We can window shop afterwards," Lincoln said, as he, Luna, Luan, Lucy, and Lana pulled the three blonde sisters away.
"But we weren't looking at windows," Leni commented. Lori just patted her ditzy sister's head.
"Well, in any case, we should head out now. We can come back and do some looking around later," Will suggested, as they took off. From the shadows, however, a certain friend of the Ponyville crew saw the group.
"Well now, who'd thunk Ah'd find them here?" he asked, as he went on to exploring the city.