|LOSS OF BATTLE VIRGINITY
His first battle!!!! This was EXCITING! Ray was waiting outside the Viridian PokéCenter for - what was her name? - Lotte to show up. In his hands he held Rathilda's PokéBall, close to his chest, while his eyes scanned the street for the purple-haired girl who'd agreed to battle him.
Ray had this look about him like a child waiting for Christmas. Except in this case, the present was a rattata battle!