EF71: Battling Friends Part II
"Now, another Steel Wing Attack!" The Bird Pokemon's wings shone again, and then she flew straight towards Zippo. The latter sidestepped the attack, then used Double-edge, once again taking Pidgeot down along with himself!
"Roost, Pidgeot/Zippo!" Those words both came out of Ash and Richie's mouths. Pidgeot flapped her wings hard against the ground, trying to soften her landing. The same thing happened with Zippo. After the near-fall, both Pokemon are on the frozen solid ground, both breathing heavily.
"Okay, Zippo, trap Pidgeot with Fire Spin!" Richie commanded. Pidgeot covered herself as the flames from Zippo's mouth surrounded her. Ash ordered his Pidgeot to use Gust attack, but nothing's happening.
"Pidgeot, use Steel Wing on the ground!" Wings shining again, Pidgeot complied, slamming them to the ground. It caused the dust to pick up, breaking the Fire Spin!
Then Pidgeot and Charizard flew towards each other with more Steel Wings. The collision was in mid-flight, and then Pidgeot slammed a third Steel Wing right at Zippo's face.
Zippo, after the attack, crashed face-first to the ground. Ash and Pidgeot weren't finished. Ash ahd Pidgeot pick up altitude, then, nosedived, with the command, "Quick Attack!"
Pidgeot ecked at Zippo's back with great speed. The latter barrel-rolled on the ground to face Pidgeot and fire Flamethrower.
Luckily, for Ash, his Bird Pokemon was too quick to be hit by the fire-type. Zippo stood up again, then fired another Flamethrower at his circling opponent. "Pidgeot, close in for a Wing Attack!"
Richie waited at the right moment, not doing anything. Then, just before Pidgeot could connect, he ordered Zippo to grab both her wings.
The Bird Pokemon is trapped in Zippo's arms, right where he wants her. "Flamethrower!" At close-range, Zippo let out a powerful blast right at Pidgeot's face! He released, and the Bird Pokemon was sent backwards.
"Pidgeot!" Are you okay?" Ash called to his Pokemon in concern. She answered by saluting with the digits of her wings. But she was struggling to move, as the last attack caused her to be Burned!
"Pidgeot, Steel Wing Charizard again!" Pidgeot winced for a second, due to Burn, but complied. She flew straight towards Zippo again.
This time, with Pidgeot flinching from her injuries, Zippo has the upper hand in terms of speed. He grabbed Pidgeot again, and slammed her downwards again.
"Now, Zippo, Heat Wave!" As the Bird Pokemon lay on the ground, Zippo flew straight upwards, then breathed the powerful fire-type attack.
The force of the attack was creating a crater on the ground, with Pidgeot as the center/core! Ash grimaced at the perdicament of his Pokemon.
But, Pidgeot isn't about to give up. Amidst the breath attack, Pidgeot stood up, and spread her wings wide again. Ignoring the Burn all across her body, and the Heat Wave, Pidgeot began ascending towards Zippo again!
Ash punched the air with his left hand as he gave Pidgeot encouragement. "Hang on a little more, buddy!"
With one last burst, Pidgeot tried a Quick Attack-Agility combo, hiting Zippo before he could even react! At the collision, both Pokemon were careening towards the ground again!
After falling, both Pidgeot and Zippo struggled to stand up, but couldn't. The referee signalled another tie. "Both Charizard and Pidgeot are unable to battle!"
After recalling their Pokemon, both boys exchanged grins. Only one thing is going through their minds. 'This is the battle I have been expecting from you, insert name of opponent.'
They are both down to their last Pokemon. Ash called Quilava, and, to everyone's surpise, Richie's third is a Metagross!
Neither Ash nor Quilava are intimidated, nor excited. Richie is well-aware of the typing, but Ash knew he has something up his sleeve.
"Quilava, start things off with Agility!" Quilava circled Metagross in great speeds, but Richie knew this was coming.
"Metagross, Gyro Ball!" The iron legs of the large Pokemon snappily folded sideways, the large main body slamming to the ground. Then, Metagross started spinning. With his legs extending his reach, Metagross's opponent has nowhere to go but-
"Jump, Quilava, then Swift!" Quilava jumped high, right before the legs smashed through the spot he was earlier on. Then he fired star-like projectiles at the spinning Iron Leg Pokemon. The attacks were ineffective, an Quilava found himself falling down towards the spinning Pokemon!
Quilava landed on top of Metagross's bulky head, and was losing his balance due to the latter's spinning. "There's nowhere for your Quilava to go now, Ash," Richie said. "Okay, Metagross, you've got Quilava right where you want him. Mind Reader, then Flash Cannon!"
Metagross's eyes rotated upwards, focusing on Quilava on top of him. Then, light started to engulf Metagross. Then, all the light seems to be concentrating from the tips of his legs to the cross formation on his face. The Iron Leg Pokemon fired Flash Cannon straight forward, but it arched back, aiming for Quilava!
"Quick, Quilava, evade!" Ash ordered. No use, as Mind Reader ensures a perfect hit. Quilava, at his own risk, jumped off Metagross, but the steel-type projectile attack kept following him!
Luckily, Metagross stopped his Gyro Ball to concentrate on hitting his opponent with Flash Cannon. This gave Quilava plenty of room to run from the blast, but what use is it? Quilava darted in and around his opponent's legs, trying to evade the attack, but still no dice. The beam of light that is Flash Cannon is still chasing him, and it's gaining!