Alright everyone. Sorry for the long wait. I’m back from taking a long hiatus due to school-related problems, and expect weekly updates (and twice per week during Winter Break) from now on until… Problems show up again, I guess.
I am also reposting updates instead of linking back now.
Update Batch 14
The Final Round
After returning Sanosuke back to his Pokeball, you send out Mr. Myagi, your trusty Machop. Sizing up his opponent, Myagi looks at the giant Poliwrath that must have been at least four times his size, but this did nothing to deter his confidence. After all, the bigger they are, the harder they fall… Right? Myagi rushes forward at blinding speed, crossing both of his arms for a Cross Chop attack, and slams into the Poliwrath… Well, the Poliwrath’s fist, actually, which renders the Cross Chop useless as Machop is sent flying back to his original position.
Jeff, from across the arena, takes one look at the little Machop that is about to go face-to-face to his giant Poliwrath that most would have thought was infused with steroids, then begins to laugh and taunt Myagi. “You think your little wittle Machop is going to defeat my big, bad, Poliwrath? Think again! Poliwrath! Kick his arse with your Mega Kick!”
With that, the Poliwrath rushes towards the teeny tiny Machop, attempting to store energy in his right leg for a humongous kick, although he seems a bit worried about this move seeing as kicking isn’t really his specialty… Myagi, seeing that the slightly tired Poliwrath isn’t as confident (and confidence really does make that much of a difference in this world with these Fighting karate types these days) as he was before Jeff ordered that attack, takes advantage of that disadvantage as the Poliwrath reaches the area where Myagi is. The Poliwrath raises his right foot in the air, intent on kicking Mr. Myagi’s butt straight to the moon and back, only to have Mr. Myagi duck under the kick, roll under him to his unprotected behind, and kick Poliwrath’s own arse instead. Literally. With a Low Kick that sends Poliwrath tumbling ahead, finally stopping before the giant oversized frog could crush you.
Jeff, in total anger, screams out, “What an insult! Whatever happens, I will make sure that I win this, for I do not want people doing impressions of your Machop’s boot on my partner’s butt! Poliwrath! Get up and attack him with all your might!”
Poliwrath, completely enraged because of the surprise attack, staggers back up to his feet. Myagi, expecting another close-range attack, prepares to roll under Poliwrath and kick him when he comes, except… Poliwrath fires off a Water Gun instead, soaking Mr. Myagi and making him roll all over the sand in the arena. Now drenched with water and sand that had been turned into mud that is slowly drying, Mr. Myagi barely looks up in time to see Poliwrath beginning to charge at him with fists raised upright with a sky-blue energy surrounding them, ready to crush him into Oblivion. Not having enough time to evade, Myagi begins to raise his hands and wag his index finger in each hand as he uses Metronome, and before long, a bright bluish aura surrounds him as a Light Screen appears in front of Mr. Myagi, canceling out the Poliwrath’s Ice Punch as the punch comes in contact with the barrier.
Both Poliwrath and Mr. Myagi have both taken little damage, but Mr. Myagi had wasted more energy by evading and summoning that Light Screen with the use of Metronome whereas Poliwrath only focused more on physical attacks. However, Poliwrath is starting to get tired himself, the damage that Sanosuke inflicted on him in the previous round starting to take even more effect. This can still be won by anyone however, and it’s too early to tell who might win this battle. What will you do now?
Commander Blizzard/Virulent Tsunami: Awaiting intro...
Battle in the High Seas, Part 3
After the chaos that happened in the last round, everything became oddly calm… Until your Golbat, still fluttering above the seas, begins to glow a bright white! Seconds later, his two big wings disappear, only to be replaced by four sleeker, smoother wings! Your Golbat had evolved into a Crobat! Obviously happy with this development, it wouldn’t mean anything about finishing the battle since you return both your Crobat and your Koffing afterwards.
As the Gyarados surfaces once more and back underwater again as a bright beam passes over his head, you had just barely released your two Pokemon that were capable of fighting underwater, your Ekans and your Qwilfish. Both of them hear your orders, and dive underwater to begin fighting. After several seconds of ‘nothing’, you hear a deafening sound, and all six Pokemon resurface, with the Gyarados and the Slowking looking rather confused. The crewmember next to you then shouts, “How do ya like my Mantine’s Confuse Ray now, huh?!” Your Gloom then popped out onto the deck, and you, slightly annoyed, swiftly returned the Gloom back to her Pokeball.
Taking this chance to attack, your Qwilfish swims up to the Gyarados, and covers himself with tendrils of electricity. After a second or two, the electrical tendrils around Qwilfish had taken into the shape of a fist. By that time, the Slowking had already recovered in time to see Qwilfish about to slam into Gyarados with a potentially deadly attack, and had just jumped on top of Gyarados in time to summon a Light Screen between Qwilfish and the Gyarados, drastically reducing the effect of the Thunderpunch and sending Qwilfish flying back into the direction from which he came…
…Except the Light Screen wouldn’t help that much, for the electrical tendrils that DID reach Gyarados’ courses throughout its body, making him shriek in total pain. Instead of fainting, however, this seemed to serve to anger Gyarados greatly, and snap him out of his confusion as well. The Gyarados begins to thrash about, barreling into everything into the area, shattering into rocks protruding out of the ocean and sending Qwilfish, Mantine, and Corsola flying into several other rocks. Ekans, however, was fortunate enough to avoid such thrashing as the Gyarados finally calmed down, roared, and dove underwater once more.
All of the floating rocks made Ekans remember one of his first orders, but seeing as he was far too small to carry the rocks, coupled with the fact that all of the rocks that he could break to cause a Rock Slide were already broken earlier, made him reconsider that course of action. Instead, Ekans’ skin begins to glow a glossy sheen, hardening his own skin as he dives underwater in pursuit of the Gyarados.
Elsewhere, Qwilfish puffs up in anger as the Slowking stands on top of a floating rock, looking rather calm as it ensnares Mantine in a Psychic attack. He knew that the only reason why the Gyarados was still alive – and dangerous than ever before – was because of this Slowking, and getting slapped in the face by a fin 10 times bigger than him was the last thing he wanted to happen to him today.
A large whirlpool then forms from beneath the water, sending every Pokemon besides the Gyarados and Slowking in the middle of it swimming uncontrollably towards the vortex – and Gyarados’ sharp fangs. Mantine manages to swim to the aid of the three smaller Pokemon, with Qwilfish and Ekans taking a free ride on Corsola as Corsola holds onto Mantine. The dizzying ride is made even more nauseous by the fact that Mantine has to dart up and down the wall of the whirlpool in an attempt to dodge the floating rocks and Gyarados’ Hydro Pumps.
One of the Gyarados’ Hydro Pumps strikes Mantine, sending all four of the Pokemon apart, but only for a split second as Ekans wraps his body around Corsola’s head (with Quilfish still attached) and Mantine’s tail and pulls them together again. Slowking seems to pay no attention to the four allies, with the gem in his crown glowing brightly as he blankly stares at the setting sun.
All four of the Pokemon, now headed towards Gyarados’ massive fangs, begin to charge up their own respective attacks. Mantine fires his colored Aurora Beam first, then Corsola and Qwilfish’s Pin Missle, and finally, Ekans’ Posion Sting. At the same time, a huge burst of energy comes from behind, Slowking’s Future Sight taking effect. It strikes all four of the allied Pokemon from behind, separating all of them in the whirlpool once more… But it strikes all four of them far too late to stop their combined attack, which decimates both Gyarados and Slowking as the whirlpool finally subsides, with absolutely no sign of all six Pokemon anywhere above the ocean.
You have absolutely no idea about the condition of all the Pokemon now, and that goes for the two opposing Pokemon as well. From what you could tell before the Whirlpool attack, the four allies seemed to be pretty high in energy and health, but those could have plummeted as all hell broke loose from within the whirlpool. Gyarados and Slowking took huge hits during the battle, perhaps even enough that the both of them might have fainted as the whirlpool disappeared. However, there’s no way to be sure unless they resurface in an unconscious state. Hopefully, if your Pokemon are still battling underwater, maybe they can hear you…
What will you do now?
The Hostile Desert, Part 1
The Steelix roars as Flash enters a fighting stance, poised to take down the giant, metallic snake in front of him, despite the obvious size disadvantage. The size disadvantage might have served to deter Flash’s morale quite a bit, but his Howling helped to boost his own confidence and attack power. While Flash was just howling away, the Steelix just stood there and watched, Biding it’s time and waiting for Flash to attack first…
Then, Flash suddenly surged forward and unleashed a continuous stream of fire as it coursed through the desert sands and traveled throughout the length of the Steelix’s body. As it took the full force of the attack, the Steelix didn’t even wince at the slightest bit of pain, despite that his metal sheen was slowly turning molten red from all of the heat from within the fiery tornado. Finally, something began to happen to the Steelix inside, who was glowing redder than ever before… Before releasing all of his stored energy and sending the energy towards Flash in the form of a red, concentrated beam!
Flash, seeing the dangerous red beam, was forced to stop his fiery assault and make an attempt at diving out of the way, but while doing so, the beam hit Flash’s hind legs, sending him sprawling into a nearby sand dune, where dozens of Trapinch were sleeping underneath the sand. The Trapinch, the dozen of them all furious at Flash, fled as soon as the great behemoth slammed an Iron Tail into the area where Flash was before… The Steelix, looking satisfied, lifted up his tail and looked down to see what carnage it had inflicted… Only to be met by a triangular-shaped beam from where the tail had just hit the sand! The Steelix’s neck becomes encased in ice as a result of the surprise attack, and furiously thrashes along the ground for a moment before diving back underground.
Looking at where Flash was, you could tell how Flash managed to survive the Iron Tail attack, although it sort of was by a stroke of luck and the enemy’s anatomy. Since Steelix was generally made of super-hard boulders that were all attached to each other like a necklace, there would be gaps in between those boulders. And so, Flash happened to be in one of said gaps and escaped the attack unharmed as the sand around him buffeted the earth-shattering effects of the Iron Tail.
Elsewhere, Mekhet was fluttering around the nearby dunes, back in the direction from where you had just come from. You had seen the Cacnea fly back in that direction and the Cacnea couldn’t have gone that far if he was injured… Right? After seeing absolutely nothing by the time the Steelix had disappeared in the distance, the little Pidgeotto began to wonder exactly where the little Cacnea was. In an attempt to see if the Cacnea could hear him, Mekhet shouted in Pokemon language…
A small, but barely audible, “Cac…” was heard from behind yet another sand dune. Flying over the sand dune, Mekhet could see that the Cacnea was rooted to a boulder on the other side of the sand dune. A crowd of at least 15 Trapinch had surrounded the weakened Cacnea, their jaws snapping as they attempted to bite a piece from the barrel-like Pokemon. Cacnea, frightened, began to shoot barrage after barrage of Pin Missiles at the dozen or so Trapinch before one tossed some loose sand at the little cactus in an attempt to knock him off of his boulder. Mekhet couldn’t just fly by and watch any of this any further, and dove in to try to rescue the little Cacnea…
Thinking that the Steelix had gone away, Flash began to limp around with his injured hind legs, before reaching the area in which you were just standing… Until the Steelix resurfaces from a sand dune behind you and attempts to blast you and Flash with a greenish flame! Flash jumps in front of you to take the hit, with the flames leaving you unharmed as a result…
The Steelix roars loudly as you look down at Flash, who valiantly struggles to get up and bark at the Steelix after taking such a huge beating and almost sacrificing himself to protect you. You could see that the little Growlithe seemed to be doing very well in terms of energy, but his health was not faring very well after taking two huge hits and narrowly avoiding one. Flash is rather upset about the Steelix attempting to take such a cheap shot at you, and begins to growl loudly and stare the Steelix down despite his injuries. What will you do?
NOTE: You can’t actually order Mekhet during the time that he’s trying to rescue the Cacnea, for he is too far away to hear your orders. He’ll be doing this by himself, so just think of that as a little side story or something. >_>
The Stranger from the West
King, who has recovered from the effects of the poison thanks to your Antidote, was now leading you through an area of the forest from which you had just come by. This time, however, there were no clouds looming overhead, revealing the bright sun in its full glory, and the same Zigzagoon that you saw that one of the kids had before they were captured had also recovered. It seems that the little raccoon is now following alongside the Growlithe, using his own nose to try and help you out as well.
Soon afterwards, you were back at where you just started, behind even more bushes near the same cottage from earlier. However, as you probably already guessed, everything here was not the same either, and those two ‘parents’ that were previously here were now dressed in exactly the same clothes as those ‘Y’ guys a while back…
…Except, those two ‘Y’ guys happened to be there too. The ‘leader’, apparently upset about his earlier loss, roared at the other three loudly.
“Who let that stranger into our forest?!”
The two ‘parents’, slightly nervous, then spoke up.
“Um, actually… We saw someone come around here a couple of hours ago, and led him off in your direction.”
“Yeah, we thought you would have cleaned up your operations in that area by the time he reached the area… I can’t believe that he got fooled by the forged note though.”
“What makes you think he got fooled by the fake note?”
“I got fooled when I first read it.”
“That’s probably because YOU wrote it yourself several months back, and forgot about it after you didn’t have a use for it until now!”
The leader roars again, with a roar so loud that it made the other three members wince in fear, and also causes your group to take a mental step back away from those bushes.
“ARE YOU QUESTIONING MY AUTHORITY?!”
As the leader twiddles his fingers around his mustache and begins to think, the other three talk amongst themselves.
“You know… Maybe he’s from the western countries.”
“Like, ‘Stranger of the West’ or something?”
“What makes you think that he’s from the Western areas? He might as well be from the East at this rate.”
“’Stranger of the West’ sounds a heck of a lot better than ‘Stranger of the East’, I think.”
Right there, the leader speaks up once more, and disappears with his sidekick and the female ‘parent’ with the help of his Alakazam as he finishes speaking.
“Whoever he is, we’re going to have to get rid of him somehow. In the meantime, I’m going to see if those two kids know how to lure Ashi out in broad daylight, where we can actually see her without her screwing us over first.”
“Alright, I’ll stay here, boss.”
“You’d better not send any more annoyances along our way…”
With that so called male ‘parent’ left behind, you begin to wonder exactly what you should do next. However, there isn’t much to decide on as the Zigzagoon jumps over the bushes and challenges both members to a battle.
“Oh, it’s just a little raccoon. Hey Hitmonchan! It’s time for some target practice!”
A bright flash could be seen afterwards, and a Hitmonchan is seen with its fists raised, poised to strike the Zigzagoon down. Behind the bushes, you just knew that the Zigzagoon wasn’t going to last very long by himself. What will you do?