Krystal looked annoyed at the ground as she kicked another rock into the Lake of Rage. She thought to herserlf: Why is Pryce's gym blocked off on the day I come to challenge him? I've been running into this same problem for god knows how long and it's getting rather tiring.
She noticed some other trainers down at the lake that were just as confused. A lot of rumors were flying around about why the Gym wasn't open for new challengers today. One person said it's because Team Rocket had invented a device to release all the pokemon from their pokeballs at once and rendering the pokeballs useless, thus throwing the entire building into mass chaos. Another person said it was because Team Rocket was trying to redirect people to someone who would sell them health items that were actually deadly poison for your pokemon. Whatever rumor was said, all the evidence came back to Team Rocket somehow. This didn't surprise Krystal at all. She had already dealt with Team Rocket back at the Slowpo