Trainers and Pokémon alike are frustrated, frightened, and angry, but all are starting to feel slight stirrings of hope. Several factors have influenced how badly this battle had started for them, and the immediate, violent demise of some of the first Pokémon called out to fight. The raging bloodlust of Steelix, Tyranitar, and Rhydon had come as an additional shock to the sudden attack upon the convoy, nobody ever before having come across such demented rage, let alone knowing how to respond to it. The first couple of minutes saw some of the most shockingly graphic brutality they'd ever witnessed, and as they scrambled to react were unable to properly unite in order to successfully defend themselves against the invading trio. Trainers and Pokémon have sustained injury, but it is the shock of Machamp's horrendous fate that has affected everyone the most. Seeing the mutilated bodies of trainers, army personnel, and Pokémon in the desert was one thing, but witnessing it in action is another. The next couple of minutes had brought more casualties, but also some significant victories which is now fuelling everyone on. They've managed to turn the tables somewhat, each group damaging the raging monster they're battling, so if they can just last these next few minutes they may very well get out of this alive, but they have to be smart, uniting against their common enemy in order to survive.
Steelix is still reeling from that last attack, its Screech of fury ringing out across the desert. Rather than be bothered by it, all allies are filled with adrenaline as they know they have a fighting chance now and waste no time in striking while the iron is hot. Vulpix is barking madly trying to draw Steelix's attention while Vixey tries to help Rocky pull himself free of the boulder pinning his arm down, but it's Houndoom who is the first to add insult to Steelix's injury. The agony of the steel titan's attack that had very nearly resulted in the loss of her eye is still fresh in her mind, and drawing upon her limited stores of psychic energy she summons up an evil looking Pika Doll beside which a psychic pin is floating threateningly. The sorcerous apparition is only the first part of her special move, Voodoo Bugaloo, and as Steelix finally refocuses upon the group of Pokémon in front of it, is completely confused upon seeing such an odd visual image floating beside Houndoom's head. Thinking it nothing more than a distraction, Steelix grins menacingly, its heavy body crashing into the desert floor as it lunges forward to speed across the gap separating the two Pokémon. Houndoom stands her ground, her mind totally focused upon what she is doing, and with the distance between them closing at an uncomfortably rapid rate, delves the psychic pin into the voodoo doll's eye. Steelix screams, the ungodly sound like nothing anyone has ever before heard. If not for the fact this monster is trying to kill you, you'd pity it for the agony it's suffering, but Houndoom isn't done yet. Steelix's forward momentum stops, and while its huge body writhes violently on the ground, Houndoom proceeds to grind the pin around in the doll's eye for several very long seconds. To everyone watching, Steelix appears to be in the throes of an invisible curse which for all intents and purposes it is, the stabbing white hot pain in its eye seeming to utterly engulf it, invading its mind and making it impossible to react to anything but the searing pain.
Of the three lethal Pokémon the trainers are facing, Tyranitar seems to be the one who is faring the best with only three opponents to battle although it's certainly taken its fair share of damage. Dani and Shadow are both injured, and while Katsu has managed to evade injury thus far, Kiba isn't so lucky. The little Electrike is a fighter though, and even with a distinct type disadvantage is ready and willing to re-engage in battle. Kiba moves swiftly, darting around his enemy, Double Teaming to create three clones of himself that surround Tyranitar who Roars with rage upon seeing itself surrounded by little electric dogs. Lashing its Iron clad Tail out, Tyranitar disintegrates one of the clones while Katsu keeps his eyes peeled, searching for Kiba's discreet signal so he'll know which of the three remaining Electrike on the field is his teammate. Vaporeon moves in while Tyranitar is distracted with Kiba and his clones, Grim backing her up all the way. The Dusknoir relies on its TM training to sap away at Tyranitar's energy levels, but with the move not being something he's naturally able to learn, is finding it a strenuous task to perform. Luckily the Giga Drain is helping rejuvenate enough of his own energy for him to keep the attack active while Vaporeon races straight up to the Armor Pokémon and lets loose with a Watery Pulse of energy. Unfortunately, while the effects of Sunny Day is doing wonders for the fire types on the field, it's severely hampering the use of water type moves, Vaporeon's little aquatic sphere vapourising rapidly upon release. Fortunately she's managed to get close enough for it to have some effect though, what's left of the bubble bursting upon impact with Tyranitar's face. Water explodes into its eyes, but it's the supersonic waves that are unleashed that has caused the most trouble. Tyranitar is overcome with confusion and begins Thrashing about wildly, its fist slamming into the side of Vaporeon's head and sending her flying several metres. She crashes to the ground with an audible thwump and lays there for several seconds, breathing heavily and trying to regain control of her senses while Tyranitar continues its frenzied attack, wiping out another of Kiba's clones in the process.
Rhydon, who is bruised, bleeding, and feverish, is in quite a sorry state, but this only makes it more dangerous as it lets out a warlike cry and Hammers its Arm into what's left of the chunk of ice immobilising it. The ice shatters, freeing the enraged Drill Pokémon who immediately sets its sights upon Titan. Rhydon and Nidoking are pretty much an equal match for one another, Rhydon considering this particular one of its foes to be the most worthy, and therefore the most lethal, which in its eyes means that Titan must die. Eyes red with fury, Rhydon snorts while Stomping the ground before lowering its head with its horn spinning at high speed. It charges for Titan, but has barely covered two metres of ground when a bright wave of light penetrates its cranium and utterly confuses it. Missy's Confuse Ray does wonders, Rhydon tripping over its own feet, falling headlong into the ground, its Horn Drilling into the rocky desert floor and flipping it completely upside down. Its arms and legs are flailing wildly, and being too confused to know what's going on, is a perfect target for Titan who strolls up casually, turns his back on Rhydon, bends over, places his hands on the ground, and proceeds to assault the Drill Pokémon with a barrage of Double Kicks until it's eventually knocked out of its uncomfortable position and keels over to land heavily on its left side, its arm injured as its own body weight and the unnatural angle from which it has fallen snaps its shoulder joint. Rhydon roars, agony slicing through it like a knife and bringing it back to its senses. It gets up slowly, right hand clasped over its injured left shoulder, and jumps into the air, pounding back down with such force that violent shockwaves are sent coursing through the rocky Earth that starts to quake uncontrollably. Every Pokémon who isn't airborne is affected by the attack, including Steelix and Tyranitar, while trainers are knocked off their feet and are left scrambling trying to protect themselves and each other from being hurt. When the trembling subsides, trainers and Pokémon reassemble, renewing their attacks upon their respective enemies.
Captain Frost is still trying to come to terms with the injury that is going to leave his partner maimed for life, the expression of agony and utter hopelessness in Machamp's once proud eyes filling Frost with such despair and rage that all he can think of is revenge. He stands stock still, his stony gaze fixed upon Steelix who is still writhing in agony while being tortured mercilessly by Houndoom. A Pokéball is clutched in his fist, his knuckles turning white while he attempts to control his rage. A military man, he's not one to succumb to emotion, especially when embroiled in battle, and now is no different despite his personal tragedy. Sparing a few more seconds to calm himself he finally lifts the Pokéball he's holding, bringing it up to his lips and whispering, "It's time to avenge our comrade, Meteos," and without another moment's hesitation, throws the ball forward to release a gigantic blue metal beast, the Iron Leg Pokémon stretching its heavy metallic limbs while calmly scanning the scene. It takes in the sight of trainers and Pokémon battling Steelix, Tyranitar, and Rhydon, taking only seconds to assess the situation and correctly conclude which are allies and which are its soon-to-be victims, but when Metagross' gaze falls upon Machamp its eyes open wide, shock temporarily overcoming logical thought. It looks to Frost who glances at Steelix, and as Metagross turns to concentrate upon the Iron Snake Pokémon, its eyes narrow, a burning red vengeance filling them and causing a shudder to run up the spine of those who happen to be watching at that very moment.
If Steelix thinks things are bad now then it's in for a shock because it has no idea what's about to hit it. Houndoom's voodoo doll finally vanishes, the piercing agony of her attack disappearing with it though the residual pain is still there. Steelix's left eye is so red that you'd be surprised if it can see anything through it, but its right eye is perfectly normal and filled with vengeance. Vulpix is still barking madly, trying to get Steelix's attention, but the steel titan only finds the little fox's yapping to be an annoyance and lashes its Iron Tail out to shut her up which only causes it more agony due to the broken joint. Fortunately with it's left eye being visually impaired for the moment it misjudges the distance between them and misses her, though only by a few inches. In the same moment Vixey finally manages to help free Rocky who rises to his feet and stretches his arms, very nearly doubling over as a stabbing, white hot pain shoots up his injured arm. Houndoom begins charging up ghost energy, a Shadowy black Ball slowly forming in front of her, while Metagross takes off from the sidelines to attack. It moves with surprising Agility, its heavy metal legs pumping across the field like giant pistons before it rams its full body weight into its enemy. Metagross Takes Steelix Down, the steel snake caught completely off guard and dropping like a brick under the sudden attack. Meteos only flinches for a moment, the recoil damage little sacrifice considering what this bloodthirsty beast has done to its teammate and friend. Metagross lifts its leg up high, its claw coated in steel energy, and with an extremely powerful blow, uses Meteor Mash to pummel Steelix's head into the rocky desert floor, the Iron Snake Pokémon's metal skull cracking under the stress.
With Tyranitar Thrashing around violently, nobody is willing to risk getting too close to the crazed monster, everyone scattering before they can be bludgeoned to death. Diamondhead appears on the field, the Aggron sorely tempted to attack Tyranitar himself, but his priority is to keep Shadow and Dani safe. He ushers them back, being sure to keep himself in between the two trainers and Tyranitar at all times while Vaporeon climbs gingerly to her feet, her sleek form glinting in the sunlight as an Acidic aqua coloured Armour coats her battered body. Kiba and his clones continue to circle Tyranitar, adding to its rage as it tries to pinpoint at least one of them to attack, when Metagross suddenly appears out of nowhere after having attacked Steelix to charge into Tyranitar at breakneck speed. Its Iron Head combined with the momentum at which it is moving sends Tyranitar crashing to the ground, too stunned to move, but Meteos isn't finished with it yet and with the speed of a Bullet, Punches its steel clad claw down into Tyranitar's nose resulting in an agonised bellow ringing out across the desert. The green dinosaur grabs hold of Metagross, holding on as tightly as it can whilst charging up a ball of energy that hovers just inside its open mouth. Then, with an almighty roar, it lets go of its metallic enemy and unleashes its fighting spirit, the close-range Focused Blast of energy striking Metagross and sending it flying at least twenty metres into the air. The airborne steel type remains calm, tapping into its vast energy reserves to use Magnet Rise, and a moment later arcs around in mid-air much like a frisbee to come swooping back in low and straight toward Tyranitar who is staring at it in bewilderment. On its downward descent Metagross calls upon its Psychic abilities to lift Tyranitar several metres into the air before hurling it into the ground at high velocity before Metagross continues on to find its next victim and leaving Grim, Kira, and Kiba to finish Tyranitar off.
Missingno. Master's Weezing appears on the field, filled with vengeance and wanting to crush Rhydon for what it has done to his friends, but when his eyes fall upon Missy, who has evolved since he last saw her, his heart nearly bursts upon seeing the beautiful ghost type before him engaged in battle. Yes, battle... He suddenly remembers why he's here, reluctantly pulling his gaze away from the splendid apparition to move in closer to Rhydon when he sees a Dragonair, aglow with Dragon energy, Rushing at his foe and striking it dead on to deliver a powerful blow. Rhydon is knocked off its feet, and while it's down the allies see their opening to attack and take full advantage of it. Missy and Weezing both unleash beautiful rainbow coloured Psybeams, the double assault keeping Rhydon down long enough for the others to make their moves. Kumori gathers energy from the sun, a brilliant fiery ball of energy hovering in front of him. Thanks to Sunny Day's effect, his Weather Ball is hotter than usual, and without a moments hesitation he hurls it at Rhydon whose agonised bellow is cut short by Nidoking's Dynamicpunch to the side of its head. A loud crack explodes into the air, Rhydon's head snapping to the side from the energy charged assault, and for a moment you think the attack has broken its neck, but with a huge grunt Rhydon rolls over onto all fours and begins struggling back to its feet. Weezing moves quickly, belching out a Blizzard before Rhydon has a chance to right itself. Unfortunately the attack isn't quite as effective as he'd hoped as the desert is just so hot now that the majority of the ice and snow is vapourized before it even reaches the Drill Pokémon. Rhydon faces Weezing, and with a defiant Roar lowers its head and rams its energy charged Megahorn into the Poison Gas Pokémon whose eyes bulge with shock as the horn pierces its filmy skin. Rhydon shakes its head triumphantly, showing off the impaled Weezing as some kind of sick trophy before sending the hapless Pokémon flying back at its trainer, but not before Weezing can breathe out a Smokescreen that forms a dark cloud around Rhydon and those nearest to it. With visibility greatly reduced, it's pure luck that Metagross had already pinpointed Rhydon's position as it descended from above, and a split second later it charges through the smoky cloud and with its psychically charged cranium uses Zen Headbutt to ram into the raging beast. Those close to the scuffle back away as quickly as possible, and while crashes, bangs, and roars of pain and fury can be heard from within the smoke, nobody can tell which of the two Pokémon is having the crap pelted out of it until the desert breeze starts to waft the cloud away. It clears in just enough time for trainers and Pokémon to witness Meteos Hammer its heavy metal Arm into Rhydon's gut before the Metagross takes off over toward Steelix with an expression of grim determination in his eyes.
With Steelix down, Vulpix finally manages to make eye contact with the steel titan, her Hypnotic gaze quelling its rage enough for it to stop writhing and start falling asleep, but Rocky's determination to see Steelix pay for all its done soon puts a stop to that when he uses his good arm to Rock Smash Steelix in the side of its head. Steelix lurches upward, then lunges down, closing its terrifying jaws over Rocky's entire head, its Ice charged Fangs sinking into the Rhydon's back and chest. Steelix rises up to its full height, thrashing Rocky around like a rag doll and preparing to devour him to show its superiority. Vulpix and Ninetales are horrified, both firing off their respective Confuse Rays before Steelix can kill their brave ally, the double dose of confusion penetrating the steel behemoth's mind resulting in it releasing Rocky from its lethal jaws. Rocky drops to the ground, badly hurt but thankfully still alive when Houndoom unleashes her by now fully charged Shadow Ball. The dark wind, chocker block full of ghost energy, surges over Steelix while Houndoom looks on, panting heavily while sweat drops to the ground around her. In its confusion, Steelix Slams its own head into the desert floor just as Meteos reappears to flatten it with a high speed Body Slam. Ninetales proceeds to concentrate hard to Disable Steelix so that it's unable to defend itself and while the red aura surrounds the metal beast, all allies move in for their final attacks. Rocky gets up slowly, pain in every movement, Bulking Up in order to maximise the damage he's about to inflict while Meteos pounds his Metal Claw into the crack in Steelix's cranium, widening it further. Vulpix shoots out a beam of psychic energy that zips straight into the void in Steelix's skull, the Extrasensory damage totally screwing with Steelix's head who doesn't even know up from down at the moment, let alone be able to think clearly enough to disengage itself from Ninetales Disable. Metagross, satisfied that the remaining Pokémon can finish off Steelix, speeds off to assist its other allies giving Houndoom the opening she needs to attack without harming Meteos in the process.
Tyranitar rises to its feet with a mighty Roar while Katsu looks for an opening to order Kiba's attack. He and his two clones are still circling Tyranitar, just waiting for a chance to move, and sure enough his chance presents itself before long. Tyranitar pounds its chest before focusing on Vaporeon, Leering menacingly at the little aquatic pup who had dared attack it and begins to stomp its way over to teach her a lesson. Grim isn't about to allow another of Dani's Pokémon come to harm though, both him and his trainer having become quite protective of the fiesty teen during the past several minutes of this adrenaline charged battle. Quick as a Flash, Dusknoir fires off a Cannonball of steel, the metal projectile smacking Tyranitar in the skull. An audible crack is heard as the dinosaur's skull shatters which only infuriates it further, and as it spins around to refocus its sights upon Grim, Meteos comes charging in from the side with great Agility to Take it Down with one, swift movement. Both Pokémon fall back, Meteos stinging from the recoil, but not enough to stop him from delivering a powerful blow with his Metallic Claw as he swipes it across Tyranitar's face. The dinosaur bellows with rage, but Meteos appears to be enjoying himself and lifts Grims cannonball from the ground, ramming in down Tyranitar's throat before taking off to help his allies defend themselves against Rhydon. Katsu sees his opening and calls out to Kiba who wastes no time in firing a Shockwave into Tyranitar's mouth. Kiba's remaining two clones dissipate the moment the electric bolts of energy shoot out of his body, but with Tyranitar barely able to breathe, and now being roasted from the inside out as Grim's Flash Cannon acts as a conductor for the attack, he's far from concerned about the loss of his doubles. Tyranitar's eyes bulge as its body convulses, but nobody is willing to allow Tyranitar the chance to recover and the moment the attack wears off, Grim smashes his fist into the weakening beast feeling a surge of vitality as his Drain Punch sucks away Tyranitar's energy while helping to restore his own. The Armor Pokémon is getting desperate now as it can feel it's fighting a losing battle, and lashes out with a Fire charged fist to Punch Grim in the gut. Dusknoir stumbles back, feeling a burning sensation where the attack has made contact, and as Tyranitar starts trying to hark up the cannonball lodged in its throat so that it can attack before it suffocates, Vaporeon charges at it to deal yet another massive blow to its head. Her Rock Smash stuns Tyranitar, and as it sits there wondering what the hell just hit it, Kiba sends a Thunderbolt down its throat. Its gurgling roar sounds quite pathetic as the electricity courses through its body, and after it shudders violently for several seconds it finally falls back to land with a heavy thud, KO'ed.
With one enemy down and two to go, those battling Rhydon are feeling more confident, renewing their attacks with vigour. Missy fires off an Ice Beam before Rhydon can recover from Meteos' attack, but unfortunately the effects of Sunny Day are really screwing with water and ice attacks being used against the rabid monster, and most of the beam is melted before it makes contact. Rhydon climbs to its feet and sets its sights on the nearest Pokémon which happens to be Titan who is temporarily distracted after having witnessed Tyranitar's defeat and therefore doesn't react quickly enough to evade the Horn Drill aimed at his chest. Titan bellows in agony as Rhydon's horn sinks into his flesh, drilling further into his body as the monster forces its full body weight into the attack, but Dragonair, unwilling to see his friend die right before his eyes, uses Rhydon's preoccupation with Titan to his full advantage by getting in nice and close, placing his lips against Rhydon's skull, and releasing a point-blank Ice Beam to the back of the Drill Pokémon's head. With a bad case of brain freeze turning its mind to mush, Rhydon falls still and Titan drops to the ground, bleeding heavily from the wound in his chest. Luckily no major arteries have been pulverized though, or this battle would have spelt his doom. With Rhydon frozen and immobile, Kumori follows Dragonair's lead and moves in close so that the full force of his Blizzard can be felt in the blistering desert heat. Ice is starting to form on Rhydon's tough hide, but even though it's melting away quickly, Rhydon is feeling every bit of pain dealt from the attacks. Weezing, weak but conscious, returns to add insult to injury, also pelting Rhydon with a close range Blizzard, though his second use of the attack takes all of his remaining energy and he drops to the ground, unable to battle any further. Kumori draws upon the power of the sun again, creating a fiery Weather Ball that he unleashes over top of his enemy, the combination of fire and ice hurting so badly that Rhydon regains its senses and leaps up from the ground in a wild frenzy. Unable to think, only to act, Rhydon begins a Fury Attack, striking out at anything in its path. It's kicking and scratching, its tail lashing out, and within seconds Kumori, Titan, Weezing, and Dragonair all fall victim to its frenzied assault. Kumori is sent flying into Weezing when Rhydon's tail whacks him hard, KOing the Poison Gas Pokémon in the process. Titan is Stomped in the head while trying to regain his feet, and the cut in Dragonair's belly is opened when Rhydon's sharp claws slash at his vulnerable underside. Missy is beside herself, and though she knows Rhydon won't last much longer due to the effects of her curse she's afraid that one or more of her allies are going to be pulverized before that can eventuate. She looks into Stacey's eyes, resigned to tying her life force with the Drill Pokémon's via Destiny Bond when Meteos suddenly reappears on the scene. The Metagross hurls itself at Rhydon with such force, the Giga Impact sends them both reeling across the hot desert ground. The sound of rocks scraping metal cause many to fear for Meteos, but the Iron Leg Pokémon seems perfectly able to take care of itself and deals a Bullet Punch to his enemies head before falling back to rest after the strain of having used such a powerful move to knock Rhydon over takes its toll. Rhydon roars in agony, getting to its feet and preparing to give Meteos a taste of its own medicine when Dragonair swoops in low, his tail charged with water energy. As Rhydon roars, Dragonair does the unthinkable and delves his Aqua charged Tail straight down Rhydon's throat. The monster's eyes bulge as the Dragonair thrashes his tail around wildly inside of its airways, and Rhydon, too stunned to think, starts to choke. It tries to Bite down on Dragonair's tail, reaching out to claw at the dragon hell bent on suffocating it, when Titan grabs it from behind. Dragonair flies straight up at this point, hurt but otherwise ok, while Titan lifts Rhydon over his head. He's sweating from the effort, and more blood is gushing from the wound in his chest as he strains to keep Rhydon aloft, but with a defiant yell he uses Seismic Toss to slam Rhyon into the ground before falling back to land flat on his own butt. Rhydon grunts as it impacts the hard desert floor, and lays still for a moment while everyone watches, wondering it Titan had actually managed to knock it out, but then Rhydon moves, dashing all of their hopes. It shakily climbs back to its feet, but as it turns to look at those facing it, it screams as Missy's Curse courses through it, and a second later falls to the ground, KO'd.
Two of the three invaders have been dealt with, but Steelix, by far the most dangerous, is still standing. Though Houndoom's energy reserves are very low now, she manages to delve deep enough within herself to gather what remaining energy she has before belching out a heavy stream of flames that surges over the Iron Snake Pokémon before she collapses, completely sapped of energy but still conscious. Steelix screams as its battered body glows red hot, its iron plates warping further as the Overheat weakens its structure. Rocky moves in, Hammering his Arm into the dent in Steelix's body made by Houndoom's prior Solarbeam, his fist sizzling from the heat radiating throughout the metallic monsters body. It screams again, finally breaking free of Ninetales Disable, and in a last ditch effort to kill those fighting it, creates a ball of orange energy that hovers inside its gaping jaws for a moment before Steelix unleashes its Hyper Beam, directing the powerful beam along the ground and taking out all of those in its path. Rocky is the first to suffer, thrown back with such force that he's KO'ed even before hitting the ground. Houndoom is far too exhausted to move and is the next victim as the beam rips across the desert floor, and is also thrown back, KO'ed. Vulpix manages to move fast enough to evade the full force of the attack, but is still thrown through the air, landing with a painful thud and a pained yelp before the beam begins to move toward Ninetales who taps into her fire energy reserves and breathes out a Fire Blast that connects with the Hyper Beam just as it reaches her. The two Pokémon are battling it out, Hyper Beam and Fire Blast fighting each other in mid-air before eventually exploding in a huge fire ball. Trainers and Pokémon are thrown backward, Ninetales KO'ed and trainers injured... but Steelix still standing. It Screeches its triumph, the gleeful cry sending a chill up the spines of those still conscious, but it's Machamp who has gone unnoticed throughout all of this as nobody had even considered he would still be in any condition to battle. He walks onto the field slowly, all pair of eyes turning to him except for Steelix who is so caught up in its own arrogant gloating that it hasn't even noticed Machamp's approach. The expression of steely determination in Machamp's eyes fills everyone's hearts with hope and pride, for even though he has been seriously maimed, his natural fighting instincts are still intact. He grabs Steelix's tail with his two remaining arms, his muscular legs and feet bracing the ground as he lifts the steel titan and begins to swing it around in circles. Steelix's gloating scream turns into an enraged one, but it's helpless to react, and is completely at Machamp's mercy. The Superpower Pokémon builds up speed, and when Steelix is Screeching so loudly that everyone is forced to cover their ears, Machamp exacts his Revenge, slamming Steelix into the ground with a mighty blow that makes the earth tremble. A cloud of dust explodes into the air, obscuring everyone's view for several long seconds, and when it finally clears the steel behemoth is laying on the desert floor, KO'ed.
With the battle over everyone is flooded with relief, but are too exhausted to really appreciate the joy they should be feeling. There have been too many casualties in order for them to rejoice in this small victory, and considering they have a much more powerful enemy ahead of them they're beginning to wonder if they've really made the right decision in taking part in this mission. Captain Frost sends up his flare, signalling for the truck to return, before checking on his teammates. His pride in his Pokémon is unmistakeable, and while he tends to both Metagross and Machamp, everyone else busies themselves seeing to their own Pokémon. Several minutes later, as the truck is approaching and the trainers are grouping back together, another powerful pulse of energy shoots into the sky. Everyone looks at one another, for the timing of this pulse makes them wonder if perhaps the creature trapped in the ice is conveying its displeasure at their victory. How could that be the case though? It's under miles of thick ice and can't see what has happened here, and it's not like it had sent these Pokémon to kill them... It couldn't have... Whatever the case, the engine of their transport vehicle has been damaged by the pulse making it useless for further travel, but it seems Frost and his personnel had been expecting this and were prepared for it. They move with precision, never doubting their movements, and retrieve their belongings, one of which is a satchel full of Pokéballs of varying designs. One of the soldiers removes several of the Fire Balls, releasing Rapidash after Rapidash into the desert, each of the beautiful fiery equines having had their right flanks branded with an army tattoo. There is one horse for each of you, and a few more who are being saddled up with supplies for the journey ahead. They're all fine looking Pokémon, obviously strong and very well trained, and while a couple of the trainers have their reservations about riding a military horse, others really don't mind.
"These Rapidash are military trained and will follow any orders given," Captain Frost says, addressing the party of trainers. "We need to move along now because we have a long journey ahead and very little time. Be sure to watch out for each other along the way in case there are more surprises in store, because we don't need to be caught off guard again the way we were just now." His gaze falls upon Machamp, and a silent understanding passes among you. No more words need to be spoken for everyone is fully aware of the danger, and now that you've come face to face with it and barely managed to emerge victorious you know you won't be taking anything for granted from this point on, particularly the safety of yourselves and your Pokémon. "You have five minutes to gather your things and choose a steed, and then we need to move out," Frost adds, turning on his heel and saddling up his own mount for the journey ahead...
Prizes are based on your Pokémon's levels as well as training. Each Pokémon will receive one level for each round they've battled, but if already Lv.100 will receive one Egg or MT move in lieu of each respective level. If already Lv.100 and fully trained they'll receive an Advanced Move if they took part in all three rounds, or TMs if they battled in two rounds or less.
Aquatic Angel: +2 levels for Dragonair; +1 Egg or MT move for Charizard.
Arc_Angel: +3 Egg or MT Moves for Mismagius.
Arnold: +3 Egg or MT moves for Nidoking.
DANI: +1 level for Roselia; +1 Egg or MT move each for Meganium & Vaporeon.
enchantress: AM Blast Burn for Ninetales.
Inferno: +3 levels for Houndoom.
lilbluecorsola: +3 levels for Rhydon.
Missingno. Master: +2 levels for Arbok; +1 Egg or MT move for Weezing.
Rabid Squirrel: +1 level for Swinub; +2 levels for Castform.
Rakurai: +3 levels for Electrike.
Shadowshocker: +1 level for Quagsire; +2 levels for Dusknoir.
ZoraJolteon: +3 levels for Vulpix.