Forest had to take a detour from his beeline path to becoming champion and he was not happy about it. Team Rocket... or whatever they were called, just had to shut down a gym as a part of their takeover of Saffron City. If they hadn't, Forest would not have paid them any attention at all. Whatever, it was thier lose. Forest was the type to demolish anyone who got between gim and his goal.
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