Entry 3: James gets WigglyTough
“Wow Caroline, this food tastes great!” Tracey complimented with no food in his mouth, as Ash, May, and Max was chowing down quite…messily. Brock and Norman were eating normally, though.
“Yeah, you have to tell me the recipe.” Brock concurred, wanting to possibly use it in the future.
“Thank you both, I suppose.” Caroline modestly thanked the two men.
“So Tracey, what exactly are you doing here, all the way in Hoenn?” Brock asked after wiping his mouth with a napkin.
“Yegheah Tugrashey, irf Pgrapeshore Oeak wbantbed tro shee ush, dgen bwy dbnt hee jrusht gro obur hrere humshelf?” Ash asked horribly while chewing his food. Everyone sweat dropped at Ash with May and Max getting embarrassed.
“Luckily, after traveling with Ash on the Orange Islands, I can still understand him while he’s eating.” Tracey remarked.
‘Wow, the Orange Islands? That’s so romantic, I would love to go to the Orange Islands one-day…wait, Ash has been to the Orange Islands? Why didn’t I know that…’ May wondrously thought as Brock said something she didn’t hear, and Ash completely ate his food.
“Well, as you know Professor Oak created the Pokedex.” Tracey began, while taking out a Kanto-style Pokedex. Max gushed at the sight of his hero’s very own creation. Sure, he had always known about the Hoenn style Pokedex, but a KANTO style one was a rare sight to see here in Hoenn.
“The Pokedex has the data of every Pokemon it’s programmed to know of. That is, every one that we program it to memorize. But As you all know, there are still Pokemon being discovered every day, and as the old saying goes, a Professors work is never done.”
Ash had known this ever since his starting off to be a Pokemon trainer; he had seen the legendary Ho-oh, and Dexter wasn’t able to give data on it.
“There isn’t any way that the Professor can go on a journey again, but he still needs to get the data on these new Pokemon. He needs someone to go out in the field and record all of this information.” Tracey explained, but Brock raised his right hand.
“But aren’t there other Professors in different regions? I mean, I don’t know how much more experience Professor Elm has gotten ever since we last saw him, but Professor Birch seems like the “Action Professor” to me. Couldn’t other Professors like those two do that kind of job?” Brock asked. After all, how else could these Professors give Pokedex’s to young trainers?
“You might think so, but no. Professor Oak is the CENTRAL authority on the Pokedex. There are other Professors in different regions sure, but who do you think gives them the Pokedex style and information?” Tracey rhetorically asked. “I mean he is after all its creator.” Tracey noted for the second time in the conversation.
“Man, it must be hard getting all of that information about Pokemon on the Pokedex. I mean, it always gives a lot of information when I use it.” May mused, taking out her Hoenn Pokedex.
“That’s where I come in. I’m a LOT younger than Professor Oak, so I can travel. And this is the part where I have to ask you Ash.” Tracey began, putting his hand on his head, scratching a bit. Ash just looked with curiosity.
“Can I…maybe travel with you again? You have a knack for seeing really rare Pokemon, and always did like traveling with you. Professor Oak suggested it, because it isn’t really good to travel alone.” Tracey asked, finally.
Max was overjoyed. “Wow, Professor Oaks assistant traveling with my group? Awesome! Can he come with us Ash, can he?” Max asked with his eyes glistening with joy.
“Sure, you can travel with us, Tracey! The more the merrier!” Ash smiled.
‘Wow, Tracey too? Man, I don’t think I’ve ever traveled with five people before. It’ll be awesome!’ Ash thought, while Max had decided to Ask Tracey questions about Professor Oak. Tracey was happy to answer, but he would soon find out that a Q&A session with Max could get quite tiring.
“Well, I guess one more mouth to feed…” Brock sighed at hearing of more food to buy and more time to cook. He had no problem with that, but it could kind of get to you sometimes.
“Well no need to fear there Brock, I can actually help with cooking myself. Professor Oak always had problems with his other assistants who cooked, so I needed to learn by necessity-”
“Tracey! You have to tell me what Professor Oak does in his spare time!” Max shouted in Tracey’s ear, interrupting him from his conversation.
“Um, okay then; hey Brock, you mind letting me talk to Max for a while?” Tracey beseeched, sorry that he had to cut an at least semi-important conversation short.
“Sure, but you might be sorry you did.” Brock smirked, looking at Max. He knew what was coming, but decided to let Tracey find out for himself.
“Ah, that was a great err, post-lunch mom. I’m going to take a short rest for a while.” May suddenly excused herself. Normally this would be a normal thing to do after an energetic day and a great meal, but something else was up on Brocks mind.
“Well, if you say so dear. The battle can take a lot out for people even on the sidelines.” Norman allowed, taking another bite of his food. As May walked towards the way to her room, Brock stood up.
“Hey May, could I ask you something before you take that nap?”
“Um, sure Brock.” May casually replied as she walked through the doorway toward her room. Brock followed. That Brock didn’t simply ask her the question she found odd; was this a personal question?
“So what’s going on, Brock?” May asked.
“Well, I kind of wanted to ask you about the battle with your dad and Ash.” Brock revealed.
“Yeah? And what about I-” May started, but then remembered what had happened during the battle.
“…Ah. That. Well, what exactly do you want to know?” May inquired of the aspiring Pokemon Breeder. She felt her body temperature rise slightly.
“Well quite frankly, I’m really surprised that you would actually support someone in the battle. I mean Ash and your own father, it must be a pretty hard decision to make, huh?” Brock explained to her.
“Yeah, that was a tough one.” May remarked, thinking of the battle. “I hope I don’t have to make a decision like that any time soon.” May put her arms over her head, smiling. The smile was not very real; she just wanted to get out of the conversation, and just playing along was the quickest way out.
“Yeah, I guess so. Still though, I’m kind of surprised that you chose Ash. I mean, if Ash challenged my brother Forrest for a gym battle back in Pewter City, the only reason I could think of for supporting Ash is to get back at him for something. Anyway, I haven’t been able to understand exactly how a girls mind works yet, and I don’t think I’ll be able to understand now. Have a nice nap, I guess.” Brock finished as he walked back to the dining room. May felt a wave of cool come over her now.
“Phew, that was weird. Why did I go from normal to hot to cold again?...Oh, I better take that nap now.
“Da twoips will neva see dis comin!” Meowth grinned, looking at James.
James was in a Wigglytuff costume. It was skin-tight, and he wore fake ears to copy Wigglytuff. And held a pink microphone. It was perfect. It took months of saving funds, but it was going to be worth it. Jigglypuff got nothing on Wigglytuff's Sing attack. Or rather, James’s Sing attack.
“I told you saving up for this would spell doom for the twerps!” James gloated happily.
Jessie was a bit annoyed though. “We don’t know if the plan will work yet James. Remember, it’ll take more than the twerps own food and a powerful sing attack to defeat them.” She noted pessimistically. “I mean, when have our plans ever worked?”
“…Jess is right. Our plans never worked before.” Meowth opined.
“Hey, stop being so down in the dumps! We can capture Pikachu this time for sure! No-one can escape the Sing of Wigglytuff!” James passionately announced.
“Well, lets hope so Jimmy-boy…” Meowth sighed, as he and Jessie put on the special earmuffs.
“Now remember, we have to be quiet! If we get caught before we have a chance to implement our plan, we may just be blasting off just too soon!” James whispered to the fellow Rockets as they tip-towed to a spot near where the twerps were eating.
“Are you ready?” James asked them.
“Are you set?” Jessie asked Meowth.
“I’m ready tuh go in tree-” Meowth said as he took out a cannon.
“Two” Jessie said as she aimed the cannon forward.
“ONE!” James shouted at last, by firing the cannon into the house.
And with that, there now stood a hole where there once was none. The blast was loud enough to completely surprise the group eating. There was smoke and dust everywhere, and everyone but Team Rocket coughed from the lack of clean air.
“What was that?” Norman shouted as he looked to see if Max and Caroline were okay.
“Ah hahahahaha!” three voices laughed as the dust and smoke cleared a bit to reveal:
“Prepare for trouble, our entrance is grand!” a familiar female voice announced, her figure coming clear.
“Make it double, we’re an amateur band!” a male voice gloated, while a skin-tight costume was becoming more visible.
“To protect the world from devastation!”
“To unite all peoples within our nation!”
“To denounce the evils of truth and love!”
“To extend our reach to the stars above!”
“Jessie!” the now completely visible woman revealed.
“James!” he said, with a rose in his mouth, and a microphone in his hand.
“Team Rocket blast off at the speed of light!”
“Surrender now, or prepare to fight!”
“Meowth dat’s right!”
“Team Rocket!” Ash, Brock and Max shouted, seeing the trio once again.
“You guys again? Do you ever quit?” Tracey shouted at the Rocket’s.
“Never twerp of old, now if you will excuse us, James is going to give you a dazzling performance!” Jessie held her hands up, pointing to a stage that seemed to come out of nowhere. James leaped to the stage in his Wigglytuff costume with ease, as Wobbuffett and Meowth clad in Jigglypuff costumes that also appeared to come out of nowhere were on the sidelines. They too had weird looking earmuffs on.
“You’re not going to get away with anything this time!” Ash shouted at them, reaching for a Pokeball. “Torkoal, I chose-” Ash was about to send out, but was interrupted by James singing in a…very familiar kind of voice.
“James, jamesjamesjamesjames, james James James, jamesjames james! james, james james jamesjames, james james james” James sung with utter joy. He was singing in the style of Jigglypuff, and using a very special microphone to do so. He had always wondered what it would be like to sing his own name over and over again, and had finally gotten the chance. But if he was expecting a good crowd, he was sadly mistaken.
“AHAHAHAHHAAAAHAHA!” Ash, Brock and Tracey laughed uncontrollably. Max and Caroline looked like they were utterly disgusted. Norman and Pikachu were sweat-dropping like crazy; amazed that ANYONE had the gall (or courage?) to do something like THAT!
“What the heck are you doing?” Norman demanded at them.
“James, james jamesjames! james, james jamesjames!”
“He’s—ahahaha-singing exactly like-ahahahah-Jigglypuff!” Ash attempted to get out, but had a hard time trying to do so; this the most utterly hilarious thing he had ever seen!
“Hoho-hehaha” Tracey tried to get out, but then shook his head to try and get rid of the hilarity that was James singing his name over and over again.
“Marril, I chooouse, wha?” he attempted to send out his Marril, but failed. For some reason he was feeling someone…drowsy…
“James jamesjamesjamesjames jamesjamesjames!”
“Whas goingon? I feel slee, hehehe” Ash tried to say, but just laughed himself into unconsciousness.
“You shouldn’t have laughed at James, twerps. The microphone he’s using is a Number-1, Grade-A, Super Wigglytuff Lullaby Microphone! Makes all its listeners go to sleep or your money back guaranteed!” she advertised.
“And naw you twoips are finally goin to be defeated!” Meowth gloated with glee. Now everyone but Norman was completely asleep.
“Vigoroth, I cho-”
“Mm, mm, mmm. I wouldn’t do that if I were you. Vigoroth is still weak from his earlier battle. Sending him out now would only make it easier for us.” Jessie taunted as Norman finally fell to the ground, asleep.
James finally stopped singing. Team Rocket looked around. Everyone but they were asleep. Norman and Tracey both had Pokeballs in their hands.
“We…won?” Meowth gasped.
“I guess we did.” Jessie said, without knowing the full meaning of her words. Then it hit her.
“We…we defeated the twerps!” James gleefully shouted.
“I don’t believe it. We finally have the perfect opportunity to capture Pikachu!” Jessie cheered.
“Why stop wit Pikachu? Da twoips and dere parents have a whole bunch a Pokemon woit stealin’!” Meowth suggested.
“Perfect idea Meowth, lets take their Pokeball, Pikachu and scram!” Jessie concurred, but as she Meowth and James went to take the Pokeballs, the noticed something that looked even better: food!
“Uhm…” Meowth babbled, drooling at the food.
“Just…” James drooled.
“A little.” Jessie completed.
And with that, Team Rocket starting stuffing their faces.
“Ah, that was a great nap.” May whispered, as she got out of her bed. She had only dosed off for about 20 minutes, but it felt like paradise after.
“I’d better see how everyone’s doing.” She told herself, as she walked out her room. However, as she neared the doorway to the dining room, she would soon hear voices that she would never expect.
“That microphone really worked, didn’t it Jess!” James gloated. He had been the one to finally pull the twerps into submission, and he would finally get the glory he deserved.
“Which is why we are eating like royalty on this occasion. No more having to eat as fast as we can and run for it, we finally get our big break!” Jessie cheered. Of course, she was speaking for only herself and James; Meowth ate fast like all other times.
‘Oh no, Team Rocket! How did they get here? How did they manage to beat everyone’s Pokemon?’ May thought in fear as she tip-towed a little closer to hear the conversation, hoping to hear something Team Rocket wouldn’t have wanted her to hear.
“Yogbzh grobts choz crel uhh.” Meowth attempted to say, but had too much food in his mouth.
“Meowth, don’t talk with your mouth full. Enjoy the meal, it’s the least we should get after all those years trying to capture Pikachu.
Meowth swallowed the food in his mouth with a sigh of relief. “I was tryin’ tuh ask James how he found out ‘bout dat Wigglytuff micraphone.”
‘Wigglytuff microphone? What’s that?” She then remembered that Wigglytuff sounded a lot like Jigglypuff.
“Well, I had thought of how many times we had been put to sleep by Jigglypuff, and decided to find something that would have a similar effect!” James explained.
“And you found something even better than what we had expected. To think, a microphone that can make people without the proper headgear fall asleep would just so happen to lye down in a store somewhere!” Jessie grinned.
“Dey nevah even had a chance! No Pokemon coming out cuz dere asleep!” Meowth continued.
‘Everyone’s asleep!’ May realized, horrified that such a potent weapon could fall into the hands of Team Rocket. ‘What am I going to do? If I try to get my Pokeballs, they will notice me, but I have no chance if I can’t use my Pokemon! And I can’t take on all three of them at once!’ May thought as quickly as possible. She then went on to think of her options. She had hoped that they were to busy eating to notice that she was absent from the group.
And then in hit her.
‘Prof. Oak! He has Ash’s other Pokemon with him, and he’s really smart! I bet he’d know what to do!’ May realized, and immediately tip toed away from the door, and toward the back exit. She knew that there was a re-dial on the videophone, and even if someone had already called over it, that Nurse Joy would likely know Oak’s phone number.
She had finally reached the back door, and opened it ever so slightly, and as she walked out, she decided not to risk closing the door in case Team Rocket heard her.
And then, she ran as fast as she could to the Pokemon Center.
‘Got to run as fast as I can! Who knows how long it will take for them to realize that I’m gone!’ May thought as she headed for the Center. It wasn’t far, being that her father was a gym leader, and Pokemon trainers would need to go to Pokemon Centers after the battles.
She had almost ran into a couple of people, but she had finally made it to the Pokemon Center.
“Nurse Joy, hasanyoneelseusedthephonesince-”
“Whoa May, slow down! Did what?” Nurse Joy asked.
“Sorry, this is an emergency! Has anyone else used the phone since my friend used it?” May asked in a slower voice this time.
“Who’s your friend?” Joy asked her.
“The boy with the Pikachu!” May almost shouted this time.
“Ow, not so loud May, there are patients in this Pokemon Center that can’t hear loud noises. Me too…anyway, I don’t think that anyone has used the phone. It’s been a pretty slow day today and-”
“Thanks Nurse Joy!” May bowed, as she darted toward the phone.
“What is going on?” Joy asked aloud as she saw dust behind where May had ran.
May had reached the phone, and pressed redial once, and had tried to hold herself back from pressing buttons like crazy.
Ringringring! Ringringring! Phone Call! Phone Call!
‘Come on, come on!’ May thought as she eagerly waited for the phone to be answered.
Ringringring! Ringringring! Phone Call! Phone Call!
‘What’s taking so long! I hope it’s not just that I’m thinking a mile a minu-’
“Hello?” Professor Oak finally answered.
“Professor Oak! Quick, I need your help!” May immediately replied.
“Why hello May what seems to be-”
“No time! Ash and my dad and everyone else have been put to sleep by Team Rocket!”
“What? Team Rocket? How did that happe-oh never mind, but why are you calling me? Surely Team Rocket can be handled by your father Pokemon.” Oak reminded the young girl.
“Team Rocket took everyone’s Pokeballs! And besides that, they used some weird Wigglytuff device to put everyone asleep. That’s why I need you to give me some of Ashes Pokemon that can beat attacks that out them to sleep!”
“What? Why one of Ashes Pokemon? Any of the Pokemon I can lend you could be a help-”
“But I’m not sure they will listen to me! If you give me one of Ashes Pokemon, maybe I could tell them I’m his friend, and Ash is in danger. So hurry, are there any Pokemon strong against sleeping attack that Ash has”
“Of course.” Professor Oak answered immediately. “His Snorlax and Noctowl.”
May almost jumped for Joy. “You know, I actually recommended that he use these very two Pokemon in his gym battle today, but that stubborn boy-”
“JUST SEND ME THE POKEMON!” May shouted at the rambling Professor.
“Okay, fine! It’s a good thing I already had them ready in case Ash changed his mind about me not sending them.” Oak informed, as he put a Pokeball in the transporter. A couple of seconds later, it appeared in the holder next to the phone. May immediately picket it up, as Oak sent the next Pokeball through the transporter.
“Alright, thanks Professor Oak!” May quickly thanked as she took both Pokeballs.
“Good luck May.” Prof. Oak smiled. He knew that they would be able to get out of this mess. Especially against Team Rocket
“Alright, lets see how this is going to work. Go!” May shouted as she threw one of the Pokeballs. Out of the ball, came a giant Pokemon that looked like it had difficulties moving.
“Snorlax!” the Pokemon cheered, but noticed that it could not recognize anyone. In fact, there was only one person in front of him, and that was a girls clad in red.
“Snor?” The Pokemon questioned, wondering where his master was.
“Snorlax, I’m Ash’s friend, May. Ash is in real trouble now, and he needs your help!” May told the Pokemon that could give Slaking a run for its money in being lazy.
“Lax lax, Snorlax snor!” Snorlax responded, rather indignant. He seemed to be skeptical that this girl was somehow related to Ash, and seemed to believe that something sinister was going on.
“Snorlax!” Snorlax said angrily at the young aspiring coordinator.
“Oh, no time! Come on out!” May shouted in desperation, hoping that Noctowl would respond in a much more positive way.
This Pokemon was a strong contrast to Snorlax. When it appeared out of it’s Pokeball, it glittered in a way that looked beautiful, even for beautiful Pokemon. When it came out of it’s Pokeball, the flying owl had kept in flight, also looking for his master.
“Wow, I didn’t know that Noctowl looked so pretty!” May gushed, and took out her Pokedex.
“Noctowl, the Owl Pokemon. When it needs to think, it rotates its head 180 degrees to sharpen its intellectual power.” Dextrina said. However, the Noctowl looked different in the Pokedex, than it did in real life.
“Hey, this Noctowl in the Pokedex doesn't look like Ash's. Wow, this must be one of those oddly colored Pokemon I’ve heard about! I can’t believe Ash has one, I’m sooo jealo-WAIT A MINUTE, Ash needs out help! Noctowl, listen, I’m Ash’s friend, and he’s in trouble now I need you to help me!” she beseeched the flying Pokemon.
“Hou?” The Pokemon hooted as it looked closely at the girl. Noctowl was a very smart Pokemon, and was not easily taken in by tricks. But could this girl be telling the truth?
“Lax Lax, Snorlax snor! Snorlax lax Snorlax Snorlax.” Snorlax conversed with Noctowl. Apparently, it was trying to convince the flyer that this girl had no connection to Ash, and that they should try to find their master. But Noctowl had his own way of finding things out.
“Houoooouuuuu” Noctowl hooted as he used Hypnosis on May. Suddenly, May got really dizzy.
“Houhou, hou!” The Pokemon commanded.
“I am May. I am ten years old and want to be a Pokemon coordinator. I travel with my brother Max, my friend Brock, and my really good friend Ash.” May smiled when she said Ash’s name. “My favorite food is noodles and-”
But that was all Noctowl needed to hear. He undid the Hypnosis attack, and May came back to normal.
“Huh? Wah..What happened?” May asked herself. And then she saw Noctowl and Snorlax in front of her.
Noctowl’s beak couldn’t make a smile, but after seeing the Pokemon’s eyes, she could tell it had been the cause of her apparently dosing off.
“Hey what did you do?” May complained, as she looked at her Pokedex.
“Noctowl’s Special Attack: Hypnosis.” Dextrina said.
“Oh, so I was hypnotized. But will you listen to me now?” May asked the two Pokemon.
“Alright, but what attacks will work against that Wigglytuff machine?” May asked Dextrina.
“Snorlax’s attacks: Tackle, Amnesia, Lick, Yawn, Rest, Snore, Sleep Talk.”
“Alright! Snore and Sleep Talk would be able to beat sleep!” May cheered, and then put the Pokedex on Noctowl’s page.
“Noctowl’s attacks: Tackle, Foresight, Hypnosis, Reflect, Confusion, Take Down.”
“Huh? There aren’t any attacks that Noctowl can use to stop sleep…oh whatever, we have to go now! We have to save Ash!” May told the two Pokemon.
And with that, May Snorlax and Noctowl ran (and flew) toward Mays house, hoping that Team Rocket hadn’t already taken the Pokeballs and left.
“Ah, that food was great. I kind of wish the twerps were awake so we could get some recipe’s” James sighed with relief.
“Don’t Jynx it James, we’ve had our fill, now lets scrap from this place and take the Pokeballs with us. Meowth, you have the bag of Pokeballs?” Jessie asked the feline.
“Yup, dere right heeya. All Pokeballs accounted for, Jessie!” Meowth gleefully reported.
“I can’t believe were finally going to get some rare and powerful Pokemon to the boss!” James grinned. “And not just Pikachu too! We have a Grovyle, a Corphish, a Torkoal.”
Meowth continued the trend: “A Mudkip, a Lombre, a Forretress!”
Jessie took the baton: “A Torchic, a Skitty, a-” It was at this moment that Jessie froze.
“What’s the matter, Jess? You look pale?” James remarked.
“James…look at where we put the sleeping twerps. What do you see?” Jessie slowly pointed to where they had lain the members of Ash’s group.
“Well, I see the twerps. Who else would be there?” James inquired.
“It’s not who is there, you moron. Who is missing in this picture! I’ll give you a hint, it’s the name of a month!” Jessie spelled it out.
Meowth and James then figured it out. “Oh no!” They said at the same time.
“Oh yes!” A girls voice was heard coming from the same place that Team Rocket appeared.
“Prepare for trouble, Team Rocket!
Now you are the one's who are going to get it!” she said with the Team Rocket Motto instrumental in the background.
“Wha?” The Team Rocket trio’s mouths opened.
“To protect my friends from you three stealing
To get each of eternally out of my kitchen!
To denounce the evils of Meowth Jessie and James!
To show you that I’m not playing any games!” she recited with glee. This, she could get used to!
“Oh dear G-” Team Rocket all said at the same time, so completely taken aback by what they were seeing.
“May is my name!
Team Toy-boy’s not losing this one today!
Surrender now, or you’re going to pay!”
“Team Toy-boy!” Jessie James and Meowth all shouted at the same time before realizing what they had just done.
“Wait a minute, we’re not the good guys!” Jessie yelled out.
“I have to admit, using the phrase “toy-boy” was a great touch, but we are the one who will be doing the motto here!” James shouted.
“Dat’s right” Meowth pun-ished May.
“Too bad, it was really fun to actually do a motto. Now, why don’t you take the motto’s advice and go away! As you can see, I have Ash’s Pokemon with me. So you can’t win!” May argued at Team Rocket. However, even after they caught sight of Snorlax and Noctowl they just smirked.
“I’m afraid that not even a legendary Pokemon will be able to help you here. James, hit it!” Jessie commanded as she and Meowth put on their earmuffs.
“Now Noctowl, do what we planed! Use Hypnosis on me to stop the Sing! Snorlax, get ready to attack!” May commanded, cutting James off from his singing.
“-james , james james james, jamesjames james!” James sung. However, Noctowl immediately used Hypnosis on May, much to the shock of Jessie and Meowth. Using a Pokemon attack on yourself? It was extremely risky, and only daredevils usually did something like that!
But once the Hypnosis attack was complete, it was clear that May was in a state of…confusion/drowziness. James’s singing didn’t seem to be having any effect on her now.
Snorlax was another story. It was fast asleep, like a baby (snoring loudly, though).
But Noctowl…was wide-awake.
“Wha? Why isn’t James’s singing working?” Jessie gasped. James had to stop singing when it saw Noctowl unaffected by the sing.
“Who cares, it’s just a Noctowl! What could one Pokemon do against ours?” James argued, while taking out a Pokeball.
“Cacnea, I chose you!”
“Go Seviper, and Dustox!”
The cactus, snake, and moth Pokemon all appeared, ready for battle.
“And don’t forget Meowth!” Meowth announced, getting in the battle as well.
“Seviper, use Poison Tail!” Jessie ordered. Seviper attempted to slam the Poison Tail on Noctowl, but Noctowl was able escape fairly easily.
“Cacnea, use Pin Missile!” James shouted. Cacnea’s attack took Noctowl by surprise and got many hits.
“Hou!” Noctowl hooted in Pain.
“Now Dustox, use Poison Sting!” Jessie called on her other Pokemon. Dustox’s Poison Sting also got hits on Noctowl.
“Hoouu!” Noctowl groaned in pain. Noctowl couldn’t make a decisive attack, as his trainer was not in a position to give an order, and his friend had ordered him to put herself out of commission.
“Hah! You think you can defeat us? No matter how smart you are, you will never be able to get out of this situation!” James taunted. Noctowl hooted in a hostile manner.
“Dis is ovah! I’m gonna use Fury Swipes on dis owl so we can split!” Meowth told the other Rocket members, as he leapt toward Noctowl. He was just about to get a direct hit, when suddenly…
The giant was up. And boy was he scary looking. He had grabbed Meowth by the tail.
“Eeeeeeeh! Snorlax? But how? My singing was supposed to put him asleep!” James screamed.
“Uh James, I think this is…” Jessie started, but Snorlax apparently had just punched Meowth with a glowing hand. As Meowth hit the ground, ice had engulfed him.
“…Ice Punch?” James guessed?
“Half-right James. This is…” Jessie stuttered, only to cut off by Snorlax. This tie, however, the attack was…
Hyper Beam. The beam had hit Jessie, James, Meowth, Seviper, Cacnea, and Dustox head on.
“Sleeeeep Taaaalk!” Jessie groaned as they were now doing what Rockets does best.
“What I’d give to wake up from this sleep!” James cried as his microphone, now completely broken, had dropped to the ground.
“I guess you could say we need to take a “rest” from dis stuff!” Meowth pun-ished himself. And then the trio once again shouted:
“Looks like Team Rockets Blasting off again!”
“Wobbuffett!” Wabbuffett appeared out of nowhere.
As the smoke cleared, Noctowl looked at the now sleeping Snorlax. Noctowl had realized that May’s plan had worked. Of course, it worked a lot better than she thought it would. She didn’t know that Noctowl was able to stay awake from Sing attacks.
Noctowl then decided to de-hypnotize her. He headed over to her, still a bit weak from the Poison Sting. He shot a Hypnosis at her eyes, and she “awoke” from her trance.
“Uh..huh? I’m awake? Well, I guess I am…
Wait a minute, what happened?” May screamed, as she saw the absence of Team Rocket. Noctowl in front of her looked wounded, and Snorlax was asleep.
“Wait, how were you able to get me awake from the Hypnosis? Didn’t you get sung to sleep?” May asked the now sweating Pokemon.
Noctowl shook it’s head; “Hou hou houhou hou hou houhou.” The Pokemon hooted.
“What? You were able to…stay awake?” May asked, hoping she interpreted the hooting correctly.
“Hou…” The exhausted Pokemon hooted.
“Hey, you don’t look so good…” May noticed, as she started to hear some familiar voices in the background.
“Oh, my head.” Max whined, as he rubbed his hand on his head.
“How long were we out for?” Norman asked no one in particular.
“I don’t kno-whu-where are my Pokemon!” Ash shouted, completely waking everyone up now.
“Ash, Brock, Max! Mom, dad, you’re all awake!” May squealed with joy. Ash was still frantic, however, looking for his Pokeball that were absent from his belt.
“Pikapika.” Pikachu mumbled lightly, still wanting to get some sleep.
“Ash, your Pokeball are right there, on that stage that Team Rocket set up.” May informed him.
“Team Rocket!...Um…where did they go? The last I remembered, they…sung…us to sleep, heh.” Ash laughed at remembering James sing.
“Well, they’re gone now. And it’s all thanks to your Noctowl and Snorlax!” May revealed to him.
“What? Noctowl and Snorlax are here? Where?” Ash said, facing the opposite direction of Snorlax, and not noticing Noctowl near May.
“I was wondering who’s Snorlax that was. It looks just as big as I thought it would.” Caroline mentioned, looking at the sleeping Pokemon.
“So, they somehow defeated Team Rocket? But how? How did they even get here?” Ash asked, confused, but elated that he was able to see his Pokemon.
“I found out Team Rockets plan while they were eating the rest of our food-”
“Oh man, I really liked that food!”
“-And I ran as fast as I could to the Pokemon Center to call Professor Oak. I knew that if I was able to get some of your Pokemon, they might listen to me if they knew you were in trouble.” May told the Pokemon trainer sheepishly, scratching her head.
“Wow, that was cool thinking May.” Ash complimented.
May’s smile grew at the comment. “Well, it was nothing. Maybe Noctowl could tell you how he defeated Team Rocket. I know I told Snorlax to use Sleep Talk when I-”
“…My Snorlax know Sleep Talk?” Ash asked May, surprised that his Snorlax knew such a move.
“What!” May asked Ash, hoping he was joking. “You didn’t know he knew Slee…But I could have…I mean he could have…” May stuttered, her jaw now dropped very low.
“Man, that was pretty lucky, huh?” Ash sweat-dropped, looking at his friend, now completely stuttering. At that moment, Noctowl flew lightly toward Ash.
“Hououhou!” Noctowl hooted as hard as he could, but struggled.
“Hey Noctowl, thanks for helping us out. It’s great to see you again.” Ash formally greeted his owl Pokemon.
“Hou” Noctowl hooted lightly now; it was also now evident that Noctowl has been wounded pretty badly.
“Hey Ash, that Noctowl looks different than the Noctowls in the books I read. Is that its real color?” Max asked out of the blue.
“Yeah, it is Max. The researcher I found who was also trying to capture this Noctowl noticed that it had an unusual-…Noctowl, are you okay?” Ash asked his Pokemon, now completely aware of the breathing it had been doing. “We had better take you to the Pokemon Center.” Ash suggested. “Hey May, did you bring their Pokeballs?” Ash asked her.
“Um, yeah, here they are.” May replied, giving the Pokeballs to Ash.
“Alright, Noctowl and Snorlax, return!” Ash shouted returning the two Pokemon to their Pokeballs.
“Ash, I bet it was a poison sting attack from Dustox. It must have poisoned Noctowl.” Brock deduced.
“Well, you had better go give it to Nurse Joy so she can take a look at it.” Tracey told Ash.
“Alright Tracey, I’ll do that. Let’s go, guys.” Ash told his friends, hoping it wasn’t as bad as it sounded.
10 minutes later
“So, how are they, Nurse Joy?” Ash asked the Pokemon Nurse.
“Well, your Pikachu, Grovyle, Snorlax and Corphish seem to be okay, your Noctowl has a case of poisoning. A nights rest at the Pokemon Center for Grovyle, Corphish, and Noctowl should do the trick. Snorlax and Pikachu seem to be alright” Nurse Joy told him.
“Phew, I thought so. I was thinking it was a worse case of poisoning for Noctowl. Thanks Nurse Joy.” Ash thanked, as he went back to May, Max, Brock, and apparently, the newest member of the team: Tracey.
“So Ash, that Noctowl is a really rare Pokemon?” Max asked the older Pokemon trainer.
“I suppose it is.” Ash answered simply, still a bit worried about his Pokemon.
“Max, you should have seen how it comes out of its Pokeball. It looked like glitter appeared all around it, kind of like how you roll out a red carpet for a movie star. Your Noctowl would probably get great appeals in Pokemon Contests, Ash.” May tried to cheer Ash up, noticing the sorrow on his face.
“Heh, well, I don’t think I’m going to enter a Pokemon Contest anytime soon.” Ash smiled.
‘Good.’ May thought. ‘I don’t like seeing Ash frown like that. It doesn’t seem natural to see Ash miserable.’
-End of Chapter 3.
Phew! Long Chapter! About 19 pages om Microsoft Word. Sorry it took a while to get this up, there were parts I just HAD to get in here.