Black smoke billowed from the ground below. The massive pillar of ash and embers that was stretching across the sky could be seen for miles.
Down on the floor of the Fungal Forest, wild Shroomish and Paras scurried about. They moved erratically, not caring where they were going as long as it took them away from the inferno behind them.
Further towards the heart of the forest fire, the sound of dozens of running hooves thundered across a dirt trail. A caravan of wagons sped past the burning biota and the thick smoke surrounding it. The caravanners themselves, consisting mostly of spirited and able bodied youths, tried their best to ward off the approaching flames and any hostile Pokemon.
At the head of the caravan, a single Growlithe ran as fast as his legs could carry him and his wagon. His Flash Fire ability allowed him to forge through and absorb the flames before him. His eyes darted back and forth, looking for any sinister figures hiding among the tall fungi.
"I know you're out