near the last known location of regirock's tomb, several trainers have stumbled across an ominous opening. inside, they will find the ruins of the legendary titan, riddled with traps, treasures, and the mystical unknown. no one knows what awaits them but one thing is for sure — a new arc begins. despite the thin veil of peace, the public still faces unease.
after the ultra beast war, hoenn begins to heal. the megalopolan invasion may have failed; however, it is clear there is much more at stake. a prophecy revolving around a cyclical meteoroid, the appearance of necrozma and a dangerous and viral alien threaten the safety of the region once more.
with rocket's new boss, the resurgence and reappearance of the crime syndicate's presence is imminent. the league has done its best to repair its reputation, and with the victory of a war under their belt, perhaps it is enough. but the seeds of distrust have already been sown in the ravaged land of this region, causing many to wonder what will grow?
dominic returns to the lake once more, uncertain that coming back would actually change the selection. it didn't; peering through at him he sees the familiar yellow fin and round head.
the pokemon sends him a TEARFUL LOOK and dominic freezes in his steps and backs away only because he didn't want to prompt some loud wailing that would probably attract other patrons of the safari zone.
it's by a stroke of luck that the next pokemon dominic encounters is one he's actually interested in. he may have already caught a handful of these but the way they flicker in and out of the shadows is a promise of a strong, useful pokemon.
the honchkrow looks intent on attacking this pokemon too, but dominic calls it off with a whistle. he tosses the last safari-issued capsule at the dreepy and begins to make his way to the exit.