As Matthew noticed the attack that was usually so powerful, he remembered that Rhyperbeam was part ground type, and as such it buffered the attack, preventing it from being at full power. Howling up another roar, Rhyperbeam continued the strategy Matthew had thought of just moments ago by sending a Bubblebeam by Rampardos’ way. As Matthew turned to his right, he also noticed Feraligatr launching a Dragon Pulse before Cradily could use its tentacles to make use of its compromised defense. As the attacks soared over with near coincidence, Matthew saw the two Pokémon hurled back slightly from the ranged moves, both managing to stay on their feet and steady themselves just before they ran into the wall as other occupied Pokémon continued ducking it out with each other.
As the two Pokémon stopped, they gave each other an almost knowing glace that Matthew picked up on, puzzling him deeply. Pushing away the thought for the time being, Matthew saw Rampardos come charging back in; its blue cranium blazing with energy. As Rhyperbeam raised a hand in defense, Matthew saw the energy of the attack start to build up in its knuckle, only for Rampardos to ram itself head-first into Rhyperbeam’s chest. As a small choke escaped from Rhyperbeam’s mouth, Matthew was confused, only to see that the attack had flinched the Rock-Pokémon as any potential accumulated in his arms was shattered. A second later, Matthew saw a sizzling Energy Ball slam into the exposed plates where Rhyperbeam’s neck is, as Matthew suddenly realized the earlier glace was a coordination of combinations as Rhyperbeam writhed in the dual agony of its weakness’. As Feraligatr also noticed this, Matthew saw it snort in indignance as it took a step forward, but memory coined a déjŕ vu for Matthew as he remembered back to his fight with the Earlier Tyranitar as the reptile landed face first on the hard concrete floor, caught by the grass knot of the Cradilly. As Matthew heard the deep, ringing tone of sinister laughter emitting from the grass fossil’s voice, Matthew took the time to look around at the situation, it apparently dire as the Pokémon began to wear out as the fights dragged on; Matthew noting a lack of co-ordination as Maya hummed overhead as the Aerodactyl plagued her, while behind him Mynah and Leona panted audibly while their skin sizzled from a brine attack. Looking at the chaos and destruction around him, Matthew came up with another plan
“Use a Swords Dance to boost your power and then if he runs in with another headbutt, use a Dynamic Punch on the back of that weak neck of his. After that use an Aqua Tail; aim on its spine.”