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    All right, guys, get ready for a super long chapter this time. I had to fit the entire tournament in, so most of it is pretty much just battles. Enjoy.

    Chapter XXIV: Tournament Takeover

    Alakazam floated next to Oberon’s desk, a large bandage over its forehead. Oberon sat at his desk with his hands on his forehead, deep in thought.

    “What are we going to do?” Oberon thought out loud. “We’re nearing the execution of our primary plan, but Kenny and his friends are still out there, and I’m sure they’re close to the Sun Mountain by now. They’re just going to foil our plans like they always do.”

    Alakazam spoke up. “Sir, if we gain control of the legendary pokemon, then Kenneth and his friends don’t stand a chance against us. Perhaps we should just go ahead with our plan as quickly as possible and forget the child?”

    Oberon simply shook his head. “No, no, that’s too risky. The primary objective must be completed with no obstructions whatsoever! We must ensure that the main threats to our plan are eliminated beforehand.”

    “In that case,” Alakazam suggested, “Perhaps we can set up a trap in Monopolis? That is where the children are now.”

    Oberon looked up in surprise. “You can tell where they are? That is very helpful indeed. Anyway, your plan is good. Monopolis would be the perfect place to get attention, and I’m sure we can easily set up a plan that would draw Kenny in. Alakazam! Do you know any positions that would make an ideal trap?”

    “Well, you could always try taking control of one of the major corporations in the city. There are tons of buildings in Monopolis that house important companies, so I’m sure Kenneth and his friends will try to come to the rescue if you send some of our men out to seize control of the building.”

    “That is an excellent plan,” Oberon said. He grinned maliciously as he pressed a button on the PA system sitting on his desk, then spoke into it. “Calling all Team Nova admins. Report to Oberon’s office immediately. Repeat, report to Oberon’s office immediately.”

    Oberon reclined in his swivel chair, looking happy. Alakazam then said, “Do be careful with your plan, sir. You know how Kenneth and his friends have been able to foil our plans in the past despite the care you put into planning them. I almost envy the child’s strategic mind.”

    “Don’t worry yourself, Alakazam. I don’t want to get my hopes up either.”

    ~~~~

    Kenny and Eli marched out of the hotel and found the park where the Pokemon Festival was taking place. This time, a great big white rectangle with a poke ball symbol in the middle was painted on the grass in the park. Tons of spectators were gathered around the battle area on picnic blankets, some with video cameras. A large wooden stage was set up right along the side of the battlefield, painted and decorated with banners. Dan stood on the top behind a microphone. A bunch of people were lining up on the stage. Dan saw Kenny and Eli from a distance, waving them over. In response, Kenny and Eli started running up to the stage as fast as they could. Once they came up, Dan greeted them graciously.

    “Ah, Kenji! Eddy! Thank you so much for coming. Here, take your places up on the stage.” Dan motioned toward the end of the stage, where there was some space left for them.

    “That’s ELI!” Eli called out as he took his place.

    Once everyone was on the stage, Dan got up to the microphone, tapped it, and then started speaking. “Could I please have everyone’s attention?” The crowd grew quiet as Dan’s resonating voice boomed out of the speakers set on the edges of the stage. “Thank you all for coming today. As many of you know, the final rounds of the tournament will be marking the end of the Pokemon Festival in Monopolis. We’ve had a great day yesterday with all our battles and competitions and whatnot, so let’s have this festival go out with a bang, what do you say?” At this, the crowd roared with cheer.

    Once the crowd quieted down, Dan continued. “Now, the people up on the stage are the finalists in the battle tournament from yesterday. These competitors will battle each other in an elimination-style tournament. Each of the semifinal rounds will be two-on-two battles, and the final round will be a three-on-three battle. Whoever wins the final round will be the champion of the Pokemon Festival!” The crowd cheered once again. Kenny took this time to look over at the competition. He saw a few familiar faces on the stage. One of them was the man with a red spiky mohawk that Kenny recognized from cycling road. Another was Ferris, standing among the others proudly. Another was the man with the enormously huge red and white afro from the swimming race. Dan continued his speech. “Also, I’d like to welcome two special guests who will be competing in the final rounds of the tournament. They won the previous battle event held in Goldport city.” Dan walked over to Kenny and Eli. “Please welcome Kenji and Eddy!” Eli protested at that, but he wasn’t heard over the applause of the crowd. “Without further ado, let the challenges begin! Some of our contestants will be battling on the arena set up here, while others will be taken to our alternate battle area, to ensure that this event is finished swiftly. Will the contestants please move to their battle places!” Dan went up to Eli. “Eddy, I have you set up in the other battlefield. Please come with me. Kenny, you’re up first, so you can set yourself up on your side of the battlefield immediately!”

    With that, Eli walked away with some other challengers as Kenny jumped down from the stage and rushed over to the great big battlefield set up in the park. The crowd cheered for him as he stepped up to his area. Shortly after, another battler stepped over to the other side of the arena. It was the red spiky mohawk guy, the leader of the biker gang known as the Sharpedoes. He still had the patch in his pants from when Trapinch bit him. The man looked furiously at Kenny, shouting over to his side of the arena. “I told you you’d be sorry that you messed with the Sharpedoes! Now get ready to feel the pain!”

    A judge in a black and white striped shirt walked up to the middle of the battlefield. He started reading off a card and shouting, “Our competitors Kenji and… uh… Sharpedoman(?) will be battling in the first round of the tournament.” The judge held up two flags in the air. “Contestants, you may now take out your pokemon!”

    The mohawk man apparently named “Sharpedoman” took out a poke ball from his leather jacket pocket. He then threw the poke ball out and yelled, “Scrafty, pound his face in!” The orange, lizardlike pokemon known as Scrafty emerged from the poke ball with its arms crossed.

    “All right, then,” said Kenny, carefully deliberating his pokemon choice. He then pulled a poke ball off his belt and tossed it into battle. “Let’s go, Primeape!” he shouted as the round figure of Primeape landed on the ground and ferociously eyed its opponent.

    “All right, battlers,” the judge called out, “You may now begin the battle!” He waved both of the flags down simultaneously.

    Sharpedoman gave the first order. “Scrafty, Dragon Dance!”

    “Primeape, hit him with Karate Chop!”

    Scrafty started doing a mysterious dance and glowed red and blue. Meanwhile, Primeape was rushing forward at the opponent’s Scrafty with an outstretched paw. It struck Scrafty with its hand, causing it to tumble to the ground. Scrafty simply got back up and started dancing again. When the dance was over, the trainers gave their orders.

    “Now, Scrafty, use your Hi Jump Kick!”

    “Primeape, quick, use Cross Chop!”

    Primeape was just about to run forward with its arms crossed when it saw Scrafty approach at surprising speed. The pants lizard flew up in the air, planting its foot right in Primeape’s face. Primeape was barely hanging on from the attack, but still managed to get back up. It ran straight for Scrafty with its arms crossed. It jumped in the air straight for Scrafty, ready to strike it with both paws. However, Scrafty nimbly jumped out of the way, causing Primeape’s attack to miss completely. Completely enraged, Primeape ran back to Kenny’s side of the battlefield.

    “Now, Scrafty, Hi Jump Kick again!”

    “Primeape, grab it and use Seismic Toss!”

    Scrafty started running forward at terrifying speeds again. It jumped up and aimed its foot for Primeape once more. However, this time, Primeape was able to grab onto Scrafty’s foot. It used the terrified pokemon’s forward momentum to swing it around in a circle and plant the pokemon’s face straight in the earth, creating a small crater. Scrafty lifted up its head, revealing a hole in the ground with an impression of Scrafty’s face in it. However, the lizard couldn’t get back up and simply fell down face-first.

    “Scrafty is unable to battle!” the judge called out.

    “GRRR!” Sharpedoman growled as he withdrew his fainted Scrafty, “This isn’t over yet, punk! I’ve still got another pokemon!” Sharpedoman took out another poke ball from his pocket and flung it out into the field. “Sharpedo, destroy!” A shark-like pokemon came out of the ball and floated in the air. It had four fins all around its body and a gaping mouth filled with razor-sharp, pointed white teeth. Sharpedo menacingly chomped the air in front of it. Kenny felt his pokedex rumble at the sight of this new pokemon, so he took it out.

    “Sharpedo, the brutal pokemon. It can swim at speeds of up to 75 miles per hour. Its sharp fangs and strong jaws are capable of ripping holes in solid metal hulls of ships.”

    “Okay, Primeape,” Kenny called out to his exhausted pokemon, “That’s enough. This looks like a job for Rotom. Rotom, come on out!” Kenny took another ball off his belt and threw it out, revealing Rotom floating in the middle of the field. The trainers then issued their commands.

    “Sharpedo, use Crunch!”

    “Rotom, quickly, Discharge!”

    Before Rotom could fire off an attack, Sharpedo rocketed through the air at nearly blinding speed, as if it were swimming through the ocean. It opened up its jaws and clamped its razor sharp teeth down on Rotom’s body. The crowd gave out a loud “Oohhh…” when they saw Rotom crushed in the jaws of Sharpedo. However, before Sharpedo let go, Rotom discharged a massive amout of electric energy straight into the shark’s body. Sharpedo relaxed its grip as it started flailing around in pain. Rotom didn’t survive the attack and slowly floated to the ground. Sharpedo had returned to its side of the arena and was still twitching with jolts of electricity coursing over its body.

    The judge then shouted, “Rotom is unable to battle!”

    Kenny quickly returned Rotom and took out Primeape’s poke ball again. He tossed out the ball and yelled, “Primeape! Finish him off!” Primeape landed on the ground, still panting from its previous battle experience.

    Sharpedoman then shouted, “Sharpedo! Hit it with Ice Fang!”

    “Primeape, Cross Chop, quickly!”

    Sharpedo started jetting forward, but it was much slower than before. It kept jerking along through the air, constantly stopped by surges of electricity in its system. While Sharpedo was fumbling around, Primeape ran forward at high speed, jumped up in the air, and struck Sharpedo right on the head with both paws forming an “X” shape. Sharpedo slammed into the ground and was incapable of getting up, twitching around uncontrollably.

    “Sharpedo is unable to battle!” the judge shouted. “Kenji is the winner!”

    Kenny basked in the glory of the cheering crowd around him as Sharpedoman stomped on the ground in rage. He returned his fainted and paralyzed Sharpedo and stormed out of the battlefield, not saying a word. Just then, a woman in a nurse uniform walked up to Kenny holding up a hexagonal tray with space for six poke balls in it. “Can you put your poke balls in the tray please?” she asked politely. Kenny obliged and took out all of his poke balls, placing them in slots on the tray. The nurse pressed some buttons on a device connected to the tray, and then gave Kenny back his balls. “There! Your pokemon are all healed.” She walked away.

    The judge then called, “Will the next fighter please step into the arena!”

    Kenny waited patiently as the man with the gigantic red and white afro moonwalked to his place on the other end of the arena. This time, the man was wearing a purple unbuttoned shirt that showed his chest. The man spun around before striking a pose that caused the crowd to cheer for him. The man then looked at Kenny. “Well, well, well, what do we have here?” the man said in a somewhat annoying singsong voice. “A young trainer! Listen, kid. You can’t keep up with dance steps like these. I’ve given up my life of crime and dedicated it to pokemon and dancing! Let’s see you try and match my style! Let the music play!” With that last statement, the man pulled out a boom box from his afro, placed it on the ground, and pressed a button. After that, epic music started coming out of the stereo.

    “Our challengers Kenji and Miror B will be competing in the next round,” the judge shouted. He then raised two flags in the air. “Contestants, you may now take out your pokemon!”

    Miror B reached in his afro again and took out a poke ball this time. He tossed the poke ball into battle, and out came a pokemon with a pineapple-shaped body and a lily pad on its head. It had a duck-like bill on its face. As soon as it was out, it started dancing energetically and clapping to the beat of the salsa music coming out of the stereo. Kenny took out his vibrating pokedex and listened. “Ludicolo, the carefree pokemon. When it hears upbeat music, it can’t help but dance to it. The dancing causes the pokemon’s battle capabilities to be enhanced.”

    Kenny observed Ludicolo’s energetic dancing and took out a poke ball of his own. “Floatzel, come on out!” Kenny called as he threw the poke ball in the air, which burst with light and revealed Floatzel, sitting on the grass in a battle stance.

    “All right, let the battle commence!” the judge yelled as he lowered his flags.

    “Ludicolo, use Rain Dance!”

    “Floatzel, use Crunch!”

    As Floatzel started rushing toward the opponent, Ludicolo pulled off a few stylish dance steps before it was attacked. This summoned a few rain clouds, which poured down a torrent of rain on the field. In response to the rain, Floatzel doubled its running speed and clamped its jaws down on Ludicolo’s arm. Ludicolo was only thrown off a little from the attack, but it got up and continued dancing.

    “Now, Ludicolo, Leech Seed!”

    “Floatzel, Ice Fang!”

    Before Ludicolo could make a move, Floatzel rocketed forward at impossible speed and opened up its mouth, fangs encased in ice. Its frozen fangs clamped down right into Ludicolo’s body, leaving a few shards of ice sticking out. However, these shards melted away quickly as Ludicolo continued dancing, seemingly unfazed by the attack. Ludicolo grasped a small seed in its hand and tossed it straight at Floatzel, who was still standing nearby. The seed struck Floatzel and dug into its furry skin, producing a bunch of long vines that wrapped around the pokemon’s body. These vines completely covered Floatzel, not restricting its movement, but slowly sapping away its health.

    “What the heck!” Kenny shouted through the dousing rain, “My attacks are hardly doing any damage!”

    “That’s because my Ludicolo has Rain Dish!” Miror B sang as he danced wildly to the music. “It just keeps recovering health and taking away health from your pokemon!”

    Kenny took this into consideration as he gave his orders. “Floatzel, use Ice Fang again and this time keep holding on!”

    “Ludicolo, Giga Drain!”

    Floatzel managed to keep battling despite the energy-sapping vines growing around its body. It stuck out its legs and started running over to Ludicolo on all fours. When it arrived, it sunk its ice-cloaked fangs right into Ludicolo’s body. It had so much health that it didn’t seem to notice and continued dancing to the music with Floatzel still hanging on. However, Ludicolo started to turn light blue and start dancing much slower. Eventually, the dance stopped as Ludicolo ceased dancing and fell to the ground, frozen solid. It was now encased in a large block of ice. Floatzel let go and looked at its work. Miror B kept dancing, but looked at his frozen pokemon in horror.

    “Now, Floatzel! Finish it off with Swift!”

    Floatzel jumped back and started forming star-shaped pieces of energy in its hand, then threw them at Ludicolo like ninja stars. The block of ice shattered around Ludicolo, causing it to fall to the wet grass and make no attempt to get back up.

    “Ludicolo is unable to battle!” the judge called out.

    Miror B looked annoyed at this. He took Ludicolo’s poke ball and returned it, stuffing the ball into his afro. “Oh, no no no! This simply will not do! Looks like this calls for drastic measures.” Miror B pulled another poke ball out of his afro, identical to the first. He flung it out and it opened up, revealing another Ludicolo on the battlefield.

    “You’re using the same pokemon?” Kenny inquired incredulously.

    “I don’t have any other pokemon with the right groove!” Miror B responded. Ludicolo was dancing to the energetic music just like the previous one. “All right, Ludicolo, use Giga Drain!”

    “Floatzel, Crunch!”

    This time, however, Ludicolo executed its attack at incredible speed, much faster than Floatzel could react. Before Floatzel could even run forward, a bunch of green balls started floating away from its body. Floatzel could feel its energy being drained away as the green orbs flew through the air over to Ludicolo, who was looking as sprightly as ever. Floatzel tried running forward to attack Ludicolo, but it didn’t have the energy. It slumped on the ground and couldn’t move.

    The judge then shouted, “Floatzel is unable to battle!”

    Kenny promptly recalled his fainted Floatzel. “How the heck is that Ludicolo faster than Floatzel?” complained Kenny. “My Floatzel has Swift Swim!”

    “Oh really?” Miror B sang out from his side of the battlefield, “What a coincidence! My Ludicolo happens to have that very same ability! The rain helps him keep up with the beat.”

    “Hmm…” pondered Kenny, “I think I have a great solution to that problem. Rotom, let’s go!” Kenny then reached for his belt and took off a poke ball, throwing it into the air. Rotom was released from the ball.

    “Rotom, use your Thunder Wave!”

    “Ludicolo, Bubblebeam!”

    Ludicolo started blowing bubbles out of its mouth at blinding speed, sending them straight for Rotom. The plasma pokemon was struck by hundreds of bubbles popping all around it. Rotom didn’t seem to enjoy losing its static electricity, but it continued the battle nonetheless. It shot a weak jolt of electricity through the air and hit Ludicolo with it. Ludicolo didn’t visibly take any damage from the attack, but small sparks could be seen jumping all over its body. Occasionally, its dance was interrupted by sudden electricity-induced spasms.

    “Oh, dear,” Miror B sighed at the sight of his paralyzed pokemon.

    “Now, Rotom,” Kenny ordered, “Use Shadow Ball!”

    “Don’t give in, Ludicolo! Giga Drain!”

    This time, Ludicolo was unable to move first. It was held back by its paralysis. Rotom had started building up a ball of dark matter in front of it, and then fired off the ball straight at Ludicolo. Ludicolo took the attack, and then started moving. It got up and tried dancing again as green orbs came off of Rotom’s body, flying through the air and traveling straight back to Ludicolo. Ludicolo seemed to grow more powerful from the attack.

    Before Kenny could give a command, Rotom started building up crackling electricity around its body. Rotom was glowing brightly, flooding the entire area with light. The crowd gave a loud “Ooohhhh” at the blindingly bright Rotom. All of a sudden, Rotom discharged its pent up electricity in a bright blue bolt that struck Ludicolo directly. A large burn mark appeared right in the middle of Ludicolo’s body. It suddenly stopped dancing and simply fell face-first into the ground.

    “Hey!” Miror B protested, “Did that pokemon just learn Thunderbolt? That must be against the rules, yo!”

    “Ludicolo is unable to battle!” the judge shouted. “Kenji is the winner of the match!”

    “Oh, no no! What is this? I’ve lost to a little brat? This simply won’t do!” Miror B turned off his stereo and stuffed it back in his afro, recalling his Ludicolo at the same time. “Well, rules are rules. Kid, you’ve got a rhythm of your own going on there! We’ll meet again, and I won’t lose next time!” With that, Miror B moonwalked out of the arena. The nurse from before came up and healed Kenny’s pokemon completely.

    The judge yelled, “Now, the next competitor will step forward for the semifinal round! This battle will decide who fights in the final round of the tournament!”

    Kenny stood proudly at his place in the battlefield. He saw the next opponent walk up to the opposite end, but he was somewhat taken by surprise that the next battler was Eli.

    “Surprised to see me?” Eli shouted. “I won all the other battles, and I guess you did too. That means we’re finally up against each other! I’m not going easy on you, Kenny!”

    “Me neither,” responded Kenny. “Let’s see if you’ve improved since last time we battled.” Kenny reached for the first golden poke ball on his belt and tossed it out. “Let’s do it, Trapinch!” With a flash of light, the form of Trapinch appeared on the ground before him, clamping its jaws in the air in an intimidating manner.

    “All right, then,” Eli said as he smiled smugly. He took a poke ball off his own belt and threw it in the air. “Let’s go, Gastrodon!” The poke ball burst open and Kenny saw a three-eyed, pink and brown pokemon that sort of looked like Shellos, except it was much larger. Brown skin covered the top half of its body and it had horns on its head that resembled a Viking helmet.

    “Woah, what the flesh?” exclaimed Kenny, taken by surprise once again.

    “Yeah, that’s right, my Shellos evolved!” boasted Eli from the other end of the field. “It evolved while I was battling some hothead named Zook. Jeez, what a whiner.”

    The judge held up two flags in his hands. “The competitors, Kenji and Eddy, will be competing in the semifinal round! You may commence the fight!”

    Eli was about to shout out a command to his Gastrodon, but Kenny called over his Trapinch first. Trapinch walked over to Kenny as he pulled out a small brown disk from his bag. Kenny then held up this disk to Trapinch’s forehead and a bunch of bright white energy poured into Trapinch’s head. Suddenly, the disk stopped emitting energy and Kenny returned it to his bag. “There you go, Trapinch,” Kenny said, pushing his Trapinch back to its battle position.

    “Are you quite finished?” Eli complained impatiently. Kenny nodded. “All right, then. Gastrodon, use Water Pulse!”

    “Quickly, Trapinch, use Dig!”

    Gastrodon started shooting rings of water out of its mouth. These rings flew straight over to Trapinch. However, Trapinch had already started frantically digging with its front feet and scooping dirt out of the ground with its jaws until it was completely submerged underground. The Water Pulse attack tried to follow Trapinch, but just soaked the ground around it.

    “Did you just use that Dig TM we got from the gym?” Eli exclaimed.

    “Sure did,” Kenny said smugly. Eli sighed and gave his orders for the next attack.

    “All right, Gastrodon. You can’t hit Trapinch, so use Rain Dance!”

    With that, Gastrodon waved around from side to side rhythmically. A bunch of storm clouds were summoned from the sky over the battlefield, causing rain to pour down and causing people in the audience to moan once again due to the bad weather. Just as Gastrodon was finishing its dance, the ground below it started to rise. Suddenly, Trapinch popped out of the ground and flew up in the air, causing Gastrodon to be tossed aside and fall on its head. Gastrodon quickly rolled over and assumed its battle stance.

    “Quick, Gastrodon, before Trapinch can get underground again, use Water Pulse!”

    “Trapinch, use Dig again!”

    Gastrodon, however, refused its trainer’s orders. Instead of rings, Gastrodon started shooting out a forceful stream of brown water out of its mouth, spraying like a fire hose. Trapinch had already started excavating the muddy ground, but looked up in terror as a torrent of unsanitary water crashed down on it. Once the stream of water finished pounding down on Trapinch’s helpless body, the pokemon was left sitting face-first in the mud.

    “Sweet!” Eli shouted ecstatically, “I think Gastrodon just learned Muddy Water!”

    The judge then decided, “Trapinch is unable to battle!”

    Kenny groaned as he returned his fainted Trapinch to its poke ball. He then looked around on his belt for another pokemon to send out. Meanwhile, Eli called over Gastrodon and started whispering to it. “Okay, Kenny’s gonna choose Floatzel because of the rain. I want you to prepare a Mud Bomb attack for when it comes out so we can move first, all right?” Gastrodon nodded in approval as it started lifting up some mud from the ground and forming it into a compact ball.

    However, Kenny decided to pull another gold poke ball from his belt. He then threw this ball into the air and shouted, “Gyarados, destroy!” Out of the poke ball flew a massive red serpent that roared in the air. The crowd stared in awe at the massive shiny Gyarados before them.

    Gastrodon, expecting a Floatzel to come out of the poke ball, threw its ball of mud straight at the Gyarados. However, the Mud Bomb simply splatted on the ground below the flying Gyarados. Its eyes filled with fury, Gyarados glared down at the cowering Gastrodon beneath it.

    “Oh, poop,” Eli said flatly.

    “All right, Gyarados, use Dragon Rage!”

    “Gastrodon, try Muddy Water!”

    Before Gastrodon could even think of shooting any water from its mouth, Gyarados slapped the poor pokemon with its enormous tail, sending the sea slug flying through the air and landing on its back. The crowd winced at the attack. Gastrodon made no attempt to move after that.

    “Gastrodon is unable to battle!” the judge called out.

    Eli withdrew Gastrodon. “Well, I know I’m going to lose, but I won’t go down without a fight!” Eli then pulled his only other poke ball off his belt. “Do your best, Quilava!” He tossed out the poke ball and Quilava emerged onto the field with a burst of light. Quilava didn’t seem to be enjoying the rain caused by Gastrodon.

    “Come on, Quilava, hang in there! Use Flame Charge!”

    “Gyarados, use Bite!”

    Gyarados continued thrashing around the same way it did before. It did a back flip in the air and swung its massive tail down on the ground, narrowly missing Quilava. Quilava then started charging forward, its body covered in scorching flames. It jumped up in the air and hit Gyarados’s body, doing very little damage. Gyarados simply scoffed at the attack. Quilava, however, returned to Eli running at much faster speed than before.

    “Quilava, use Swift!”

    “Come on, Gyarados, Bite!”

    Quilava moved first this time. It started forming balls of energy in its hands, forming them into star shapes. It then threw these stars straight at Gyarados, barely even making it flinch. Gyarados obeyed orders this time and flung itself toward Quilava, clamping down on the pokemon’s body with its sharp fangs. Quilava squealed in fear as it tried wriggling out of Gyarados’s grasp, but failed. Gyarados whipped Quilava around in its mouth a few times before throwing it to the ground in front of Eli.

    “Quilava is unable to battle!” the judge called out. “Kenji is the winner of the match!”

    The dejected Eli withdrew his Quilava. “You won fair and square,” Eli conceded. “Good luck on the final battle.” The nurse came back and healed Kenny’s pokemon as usual.

    Eli walked off the battlefield, leaving Kenny by himself as the crowd continued to cheer. Not a moment later, Dan stepped up to the stage near the field and walked up to the microphone. “Wow, what a fantastic performance!” he boomed. “We’re nearing the end of the tournament and the end of the Pokemon Festival this year. Only two contestants remain in the tournament, and the final round is about to begin! Let’s all give it up for Kenji, who was able to advance this far in the tournament!” The audience started cheering raucously for Kenny, who basked in the glory of his fame. “And the other competitor who has made it to the final round of the tournament is none other than the town gym leader and local celebrity, Ferris!” The crowd cheered even louder once Ferris walked up to the other end of the field. The audience promptly grew silent, waiting patiently for the battle to commence.

    “So, Kenny,” Ferris called out, “I see you’ve made it this far in the tournament. I suppose you plan on getting that gym badge?”

    “Sure do!” Kenny shouted enthusiastically.

    Ferris chuckled. “Well, I don’t give up my badge that easily. I’m going all-out on you, understand? I plan to win this tournament, even if it means you have to miss out on your gym badge. Are you ready to fight?”

    The judge stepped forward holding his flags. “Kenji and Ferris will be competing for the final round of the tournament!”

    Ferris took a poke ball out of his shirt pocket. He elegantly threw this ball into the air, shouting, “Metang, I choose you!” With a flash of light, an unfamiliar blue pokemon had its feet planted in the ground before Ferris. Its body seemed to be made of metal. It had two long arms extending from either side of its flat body. Kenny immediately took out his pokedex to research this strange beast.

    “Metang, the iron claw pokemon. Its brain is composed of two Beldum that are magnetically linked. It packs incredible force with the metal claws on its arms, allowing it to tear up sheet metal with ease.”

    “Hmm,” Kenny thought, “I’ve got the perfect thing for you. Go, Trapinch!” Kenny then took out his gold poke ball and threw it into battle, revealing Trapinch, who landed on the ground and chomped the air happily.

    The judge then came forward, waving his flags down and receding out of the arena. “Let the battle commence!”

    “Metang, use Magnet Rise!”

    “Quick, Trapinch, stop it with Sand Tomb!”

    Metang started pulsing yellow, filling itself with magnetic energy. However, Trapinch started pounding the ground with its feet as fast as it possibly could. Before Metang could lift itself off the ground, a great vortex of sand opened up beneath it and dragged it in, forcing it to stay firmly on the ground. Metang didn’t seem too happy from the Sand Tomb attack.

    “All right, Metang, no more fooling around. Hit it with Metal Claw!”

    “Trapinch, keep using Sand Tomb!”

    Metang was able to climb far enough out of the tunnel of swirling sand to swipe at Trapinch with its long, metallic claw. Trapinch was hurt by the attack, but it was able to regain its composure easily. Metang started glowing red all of a sudden.

    “Hah!” shouted Ferris. “Metal Claw raised Metang’s attack. That’s perfect.”

    Trapinch started stomping on the ground even harder than before. The vortex of sand spun even faster, dragging Metang back inside and throwing it around a little bit.

    “Trapinch, keep doing your thing!”

    “Metang, get yourself out with Take Down!”

    Metang suddenly threw its whole body forward and struck Trapinch on its way out of the swirling sand. Trapinch was barely hanging on to whatever energy it had left. It feebly got back up and harshly clamped its jaws down on Metang’s body. Despite having a body made of steel, Metang seemed to react negatively to the attack. Trapinch dragged the metal pokemon in its jaws and threw it back in the Sand Tomb. Metang swirled around a little bit. Soon enough, the sands disappeared and Metang was left unconscious on the ground.

    “Whoa, did my Trapinch just learn Crunch?” Kenny exclaimed. “Cool!”

    “Metang is unable to battle!” came the familiar voice of the judge.

    “Grr…” Ferris growled as he recalled Metang. “You still won’t win this, kid! I’ve got more pokemon!” Ferris pulled out yet another poke ball from his shirt pocket and cast it out into the battlefield. “Let’s go, Empoleon!” he shouted as the familiar figure of Empoleon emerged on the field. It brushed itself off a little bit before getting in its battle stance.

    “Trapinch, use Sand Tomb again!”

    “Empoleon, Aqua Jet!”

    Before Trapinch could even think about stomping around on the ground again, Empoleon shot itself forward like a torpedo. Water flew out from behind as Empoleon flew forward, hitting Trapinch head-on with an impressive tackle. The weakened Trapinch could no longer hold on. It fell back to the ground on its head and couldn’t get up.

    “Trapinch is unable to battle!”

    Ferris grinned as Trapinch was withdrawn. Kenny knew the perfect pokemon to take on Empoleon, however, so he grasped for a poke ball on his belt. He then heaved the ball with all his might and called out, “Rotom, I choose you!” Rotom’s small electric body appeared on the field in front of Kenny, eyeing its opponent. Empoleon looked uncomfortable against the electric-type pokemon.

    “Now, Rotom, use Thunderbolt on it!”

    Just as Rotom started building up energy, Ferris called out, “Okay, Empoleon, switch out!” Kenny watched in shock as Ferris withdrew his pokemon and quickly swapped it for another poke ball. “Go, Excadrill!” he yelled as he threw out the other poke ball, revealing a mole-like pokemon with metal claws on its hands and head.

    Confused, Rotom simply let out all its pent up electricity on the foe. However, the enemy’s Excadrill took no ill effects from the attacks whatsoever. It didn’t even budge an inch from the attack. Once Rotom was finished, Excadrill simply smiled evilly. Kenny took out his pokedex to examine this newfound pokemon.

    “Excadrill, the subterrene pokemon. The metal sections on its claws and head form together to make a drill. This pokemon spins rapidly while holding the three together to rapidly dig underground.”

    “Hmm…” Kenny thought out loud. “I don’t know if Rotom has any moves that will help against this one. Nonetheless, I have to try.” Kenny then shouted, “Rotom, try Shadow Ball!”

    “Excadrill, Hone Claws!”

    Rotom started forming a ball of dark energy in front of it. Meanwhile, Excadrill was swiping its metal claws in the air, which were visibly becoming sharper. It then took on a red aura that indicated its attack power was rising. Just then, Rotom fired off its Shadow Ball attack. Excadrill crossed its arms in a defensive pose, causing the shadow ball to hit it and knock back the pokemon a little. The shadow ball then dissipated into the air.

    “Rotom, keep hitting it with Shadow Ball!”

    “Excadrill, Rock Slide!”

    Rotom built up another ghostly ball of energy and shot it off. The ball struck Excadrill as it was running forward, carrying a few rocks in its hands. It barely even noticed the attack. It started to throw a bunch of rocks in the air, all of which fell right down on top of Rotom’s body, crushing it on the ground. Rotom was feebly able to get back up and push through the pile of rocks covering it.

    “All right, Excadrill, Rock Slide again!”

    “Rotom, keep using Shadow Ball!”

    Rotom was weak from the powerful rock-type attack, but it started building up a ball of dark energy in front of it anyway. However, its attack was too slow and Excadrill had already started throwing rocks in the air. A shower of stones fell down on Rotom, pinning it on the ground, unable to get back up.

    “Rotom is unable to battle!”

    “Crapsicle!” Kenny exclaimed in exasperation. He returned Rotom and looked around on his belt for another poke ball. “All right, Primeape, you’re my last hope! Destroy this fool!” Kenny took the poke ball and flung it toward the battlefield, and Primeape emerged from the ball. It furiously looked over at Excadrill.

    “Excadrill, Drill Run!”

    “Primeape, grab it with Seismic Toss!”

    Primeape patiently waited as Excadrill put its metal claws up to its head, forming a drill shape. The pokemon then started spinning around rapidly and flying toward Primeape at high speed. Right before it hit the opponent, Primeape grabbed Excadrill right by the drill and used its forward momentum to fling it around in a large circle. Primeape then let go, causing Excadrill to fly off far into the distance. The entire audience followed Excadrill with their eyes as it sailed through the air for a while and eventually landed far away from the field, causing an audible crash. The crowd winced at the poor Excadrill as it landed. Ferris looked at his pokemon in terror as it refused to move any more, just lying still on the ground.

    “Excadrill is unable to battle!”

    Ferris calmly took out his poke ball and returned Excadrill from the great distance away, pulling it back inside the ball. “Oh, dear, this doesn’t look very good for us, does it?” Ferris observed. “Oh well, Empoleon, I guess it’s up to you. Don't disappoint me!” Ferris threw his last remaining poke ball into battle, revealing his Empoleon once more.

    “All right, Primeape, Karate Chop!”

    “Empoleon, Aqua Jet!”

    Primeape was just about to start charging forward when Empoleon shot itself forward with a burst of water behind it. Empoleon threw its body through the air and charged straight for Primeape. It struck Primeape with its three horns, hurting it a little, but Primeape was quickly able to recover. Primeape took the opportunity to land a crushing chop right on Empoleon’s body, throwing it back to its side of the field.

    “Now, Empoleon, Surf!”

    “Primeape, finish it off with Cross Chop!”

    Primeape ran forward furiously. Meanwhile, Empoleon started building up a gigantic wave of water behind it from seemingly nowhere. However, before the wave could crash down on Primeape, the ape pokemon jumped in the air and crossed its arms, slamming Empoleon with two outstretched paws. Empoleon flew back on the ground and its wave of water crashed back down on it. Empoleon could no longer move.

    “Empoleon is unable to battle!” the judge called out. “Kenji is the winner of the tournament!”

    Ferris was taken by utter shock at the sight of his fainted Empoleon. Kenny simply looked proud as the roaring of the crowd and the flashes of cameras flooded him. Primeape came up and gave Kenny a bone-crushing hug, which he graciously accepted. Ferris dejectedly recalled his fainted Empoleon and walked up to Kenny.

    “You were amazing, Kenny,” he said in a somewhat annoyed tone. “I still can’t believe I lost to you… Anyway, the league rules state that I have to give you a badge now. So take it! It’s yours.” Ferris pulled a silver, metallic badge out of his pocket and held it out to Kenny. It had a jagged, spiky design on it. “This is the Ferrum Badge. I hope you enjoy it. And here are some for your friends, too. I don’t really feel like battling any more.” Ferris handed Kenny two more badges and walked off without saying another word. Kenny almost felt bad for publicly humiliating the gym leader, but graciously accepted his prizes.

    Soon after, Dan came walking up to Kenny with his wireless microphone. “Wow, that was an incredible finale to our tournament, don’t you think?” The crowd erupted in cheer once more. “Since Kenny is our winner, he receives the cash prize. Take it, Kenny, it’s yours!” Dan pulled a large wad of cash out of his jacket pocket and handed it to Kenny, who accepted it greedily. “In addition, our champion gets a very special gold crown!” Dan took out a realistic golden crown and placed it upon Kenny’s head. “I hope all of you had a fantastic time at the Pokemon Festival, and don’t forget that it’s coming back next year! Goodbye everyone!” Dan patted Kenny on the back and the crowd started heading out of the park. Eli ran up to Kenny from the sidelines.

    “That was incredible!” Eli commented. He then took Kenny’s crown off his head. “Hey,” he remarked, feeling the crown in his hands, “This crown is made of plastic! What a cheapskate!”

    “Yeah, whatever,” Kenny responded, “But at least I won! And hey, we all got gym badges for that battle! Check it out!” Kenny held out the three Ferrum badges in his hand.

    “Sweet,” Eli said, taking his badge. “I wonder where Clair has been this whole time.”

    As if in response, Clair pushed her way through the receding crowd and walked up to the duo. “Pretty impressive, Kenny. You beat the gym leader, and all those other fools. You even beat Peach Cake. Man, I should have entered the tournament too so I could beat you and get those badges for you.” Clair then took one of the Ferrum badges out of Kenny’s hand. “Speaking of, I think this belongs to me.”

    “You seriously think you can beat me?” Kenny scoffed incredulously. “Come on, Eli only beat me once, and that was so long ago. You couldn’t possibly win against me.”

    “Oh yeah?” Clair shouted angrily, “You want to settle this right now?”

    “No, of course not,” Kenny retorted. “Let’s save that battle for later, okay? I’ve already done my fair share today.”

    Before anybody could say another word, there was a loud, piercing explosion that rumbled the entire city. Civilians were screaming and running on the streets. Kenny looked around frantically and saw a black helicopter hovering above a skyscraper. A man holding a megaphone was barely visible standing on the helicopter.

    “Citizens of Monopolis,” the man boomed, “This building is being taken over! Do not enter the building, or there will be severe consequences!” The man got back on the helicopter and landed on the roof of the building. Kenny could have sworn for a second that the voice sounded familiar, but he discarded the thought immediately.

    “I bet anything that I know who’s trying to take over that building,” Kenny sighed in exasperation. “I wonder what building that is anyway?”

    Kenny was about to take out his map when Clair explained, “That’s the Silph Co. building, I believe.”

    “Silph Co.?” Eli inquired. “I thought they were set up in Kanto.”

    “They have branches in other locations,” explained Clair. “One of their locations is set up right here in Monopolis.”

    “Well, I guess we should go check it out, what do you say?” Kenny asked.

    “I don’t know,” Eli said cautiously, “Those people could be dangerous.”

    “Come on, Eli!” Kenny shouted, “How many criminal syndicates do you know in this region?”

    Eli didn’t even have to think before responding, “Just one… Team Nova.”

    “Exactly. And just from past experience, is Team Nova dangerous?”

    “…No…”

    “Then let’s get going already!” Kenny turned toward the Silph Co. building and started hiking, followed closely by Clair and Eli.
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    Awesomeness. Pure awesomeness. I actually turned on the Miror B music while reading the fight! I loved the battles, and can't wait to see how Kenny, Clair, and Eli handle the invasion of Silph co. Those people really know how to get invaded by an evil team. I was disappointed at the number of typos, however. It's just this chapter, but if you continue to have trouble, you might want to find a beta reader. Anyway, I liked it as always!

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    Quote Originally Posted by treeko's awesomeness View Post
    Awesomeness. Pure awesomeness. I actually turned on the Miror B music while reading the fight! I loved the battles, and can't wait to see how Kenny, Clair, and Eli handle the invasion of Silph co. Those people really know how to get invaded by an evil team. I was disappointed at the number of typos, however. It's just this chapter, but if you continue to have trouble, you might want to find a beta reader. Anyway, I liked it as always!

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    Yeah, as for the spelling errors, Microsoft Word found a ton of errors due to pokemon's names not being in the dictionary. So there were so many red lines, it just sort of gave up and stopped showing mistakes. I'll proofread it right now and check for mistakes.

    And I'm glad you like that chapter, seemed like it took forever to write. Next chapter is in the works and should be up tomorrow.

    (By the way, I accept no credit for the music idea. Missingno. Master had the idea first. Even had the same music.)

    EDIT: I'm done proofreading. All spelling errors should be fixed, as well as unnecessary repetition.
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    Edited the OP with updated character teams, including known moves.

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    I made sure to proofread this chapter before posting. There should be no spelling errors at all.

    Chapter XXV: Silph Co. Shakeover

    Kenny, Eli, and Clair walked up to the front of the building. It was a well-decorated, bright blue skyscraper with glass walls. A strange “S” symbol was displayed above the door. The gigantic building seemed to stretch on forever into the sky, and it made Kenny dizzy just looking up at it for too long. Everybody had evacuated the area around the building, so the street was deserted.

    “Well,” Kenny decided, “Let’s go in.”

    The front glass door to the building was completely unlocked, so the trio marched right into the building. Inside, there was a great big lobby that probably took up the entire floor. In the middle, there was a lower area with an indoor fountain in the middle adorned by a revolving silver “S” symbol identical to the one outside. There was a desk in one corner of the room, but nobody was behind it. The only people in the room were standing guard by the door to the elevator in another corner of the room. The guards were wearing the trademark Team Nova black uniforms with black trench coats.

    “Hey!” one of the guards shouted from across the room, “Where do you think you’re going? Didn’t you hear the guy on the roof with the megaphone? Get lost!”

    “I should have known it would be you Team Nova jerks,” Kenny sighed. “Now, are you going to get out of our way or do I have to make you?”

    One of the grunts stepped forward. “I’ve had about enough of you, kid. I was informed to show no mercy to anybody who entered this building, so if you don’t get out RIGHT NOW, my pokemon will show you the way!” The grunt reached in his jacket pocket and pulled out a poke ball. “Last chance.”

    “Heck no,” Kenny replied. “I can take you on.”

    “All right, then. Probopass, destroy them!” The grunt threw the ball forward and it opened up with a burst of light, revealing a massive stone pokemon floating above the floor. It seemed to be a massive blue stone head with a proportionally huge nose and a bushy, metallic mustache underneath. Two beady eyes stared straight at Kenny. He felt a vibration in his pocket, so he dug out his pokedex and listened to what it had to say about this strange pokemon.

    “Probopass, the compass pokemon. It uses a powerful magnetic field to control three separate parts of its body called ‘Mini-noses’. It uses these to attack from different directions.”

    “Oh, God, that thing is hideous!” Kenny called out. “Do us all a favor and take it back!” At that comment, Probopass let out a small tear from one of its eyes.

    “Kenny!” Clair cried, grasping his arm. “That’s not nice…”

    The Team Nova grunt was furious. “Nobody insults MY Probopass!” he hissed in utter rage. “Probopass, hit ‘em with your EARTH POWER!”

    “Wait, I haven’t taken out my pokemon!” complained Kenny. He was quick to realize, however, that the attack was being directed at him as the ground below him started to well up and glow red. Thinking fast, Kenny took out a gold poke ball and sent it out. “Gyarados, save us!” he called as the massive red serpent emerged. The trio immediately grabbed onto Gyarados’s body and were inadvertently lifted up in the air, allowing them to avoid a shower of lava and superheated rocks flying out of the ground.

    “Dude!” Kenny shouted once the attack ended and he jumped back on the ground, “Are you trying to KILL us?”

    “Yes.”

    Kenny was about to give Gyarados a command, but Eli stepped in front of him quickly. “Don’t worry, Kenny,” Eli reassured him, “I got this.” Eli then took Hoothoot off his shoulder and gently placed it on the ground in front of him. “Hoothoot, use Mirror Move!”

    Hoothoot squawked into the air maliciously as the ground beneath Probopass started turning red. Suddenly, it exploded right underneath the pokemon, spraying Probopass with lava and rocks. Probopass had an expression of terror as it was struck by this explosion. Once the ground turned back to normal, Probopass fell on its side. The mini-noses which were originally floating beside Probopass clattered on the ground.

    “Why, you…” the grunt growled when his pokemon fainted, “I can’t believe you! My poor Probopass… You’ll be sorry!” The grunt returned his pokemon and stormed out of the Silph Co. building through the front door. The other grunt standing by the elevator shrugged and followed his companion out the entrance.

    “But… but…” stuttered Kenny incredulously, “That Hoothoot is just a baby! How could it take out a strong pokemon like Probopass in one hit?”

    Eli lifted Hoothoot back onto his shoulder. “Remember, Kenny. Mirror Move uses the opponent’s move against it. Besides, Probopass has a severe ground-type weakness. Now come on, let’s go check out that elevator.”

    The group walked over to the elevator door. It was just a red door with an “Up” button on a panel next to it. Above them, a display showed the countless number of floors that the building had.

    “Well,” Kenny mused, “if that guy was just on the roof, then chances are, he’s on the top floor, right? Let’s go check it out.” Kenny tried pressing his finger on the “Up” button, causing the elevator doors to slide open almost immediately. Inside, there was a green carpeted floor and plastic paneling on the walls. The three of them stepped in the elevator and the door quickly closed behind them. Inside, annoying elevator music filled everyone’s ears. Kenny searched the enormous list of buttons for the highest one and immediately pushed it. With that, the destination floor’s number appeared on a screen and the elevator ascended.

    After about a minute of foot-tapping and whistling, the lights in the elevator went off and the trio was left in complete darkness.

    “Oh, poop,” Kenny’s voice said. “I think the power’s out or something.”

    Clair commented, “They probably found out we were coming and cut the power.”

    Within a second or two, the entire elevator was filled with disorganized bickering voices.

    “Hey, stop bumping me!”

    “I didn’t bump you!”

    “Yes you did!”

    “Actually, that was me. Sorry.”

    “Don’t touch me again! You’re disgusting!”

    “Oh, I’m disgusting?”

    “Yeah!”

    “Oh, shut up, will you?”

    Kenny then spoke up. “Guys! Guys! We’re never going to get out of here unless we do something about it.” The elevator grew silent. “Now, I have a plan.” Kenny reached down at his pants in the dark, fumbling around to find the right poke ball. Kenny then pulled a ball off his belt and pressed the button on the front. “Rotom, come on out!”

    A blinding flash of light came as an invisible pokemon emerged somewhere in the elevator. “Rotom?” Kenny called, searching for his pokemon.

    “EEEEEEEEEK!” Clair screamed in pain. “SOMETHING’S BITING MY LEG! GET IT OFF!”

    “Oops,” Kenny meekly replied. “That must have been Trapinch. Probably afraid of the dark. Trapinch, return.” Kenny held out the poke ball and Trapinch was withdrawn back to its ball. Kenny reached for his belt and pulled off another poke ball. “Okay, Rotom, let’s do it this time!”

    This time, when Kenny opened up the poke ball, a faint light illuminated the room as the glowing figure of Rotom floated silently in the air. “Good. All right, Rotom, do you think you can energize this elevator?” Rotom nodded in response and started floating down to the panel of buttons and melted through. Without warning, the lights in the elevator turned on, this time glowing orange instead of white. The speakers that originally played elevator music started blaring out heavy metal in everyone’s ears. The button for the top floor lit up as the elevator began ascending much faster than before. Everyone had to hang on tight to the support rails conveniently mounted on the wall as the Rotom-powered elevator sped up faster and faster. Suddenly, the entire elevator slid to a quick halt. Everyone was flung off the floor with great force. The doors then flung open and a brief fanfare sounded from the speakers. Everyone immediately stepped out the doors. Once everyone was out, Rotom emerged from the elevator happily.

    “All right, great work, Rotom,” Kenny praised. He then returned the proud Rotom to its poke ball.

    Eli was wavering around uneasily. “I think I’m gonna be sick…” he moaned.

    “Don’t you DARE throw up on me, Peach Cake,” Clair warned.

    Kenny looked out into the great hall that stretched forward before him. Way at the end of the hall, there was a door. “Hey, guys, stop wasting time! Let’s go check it out.” Kenny immediately started marching down the hall. The doors on each side of the hall were relatively nondescript, but once he approached closer, he saw that the door on the end of the hall was adorned with a great golden plaque that read, “Manager’s Office”. Kenny immediately waked up and pushed open the door, which was surprisingly enough unlocked.

    The trio stepped into the room. It was a relatively small office space with a great big mahogany desk directly opposite the door. The desk was cluttered with papers and a closed laptop. On the opposite side of the room, a great big pane of glass stretched across the entire wall, revealing a magnificent view of the city below. There was a tall swivel chair on the other side of the desk that was turned toward the window. From the reflection in the window, Kenny could see someone sitting in the chair. He couldn’t make out the man’s face, but he saw the man twiddling his fingers on his lap.

    “Hey, Oberon!” Kenny called. “Is that you?”

    A great big flash of white light flooded the entire room. Just as quickly, however, the light dissipated. Once everybody’s eyes had adjusted, they saw another man standing next to the mahogany desk. He wore a black pinstripe jacket with a purple button-down shirt underneath and a red and white bowtie. Next to him stood an Alakazam, who had a bandage over its forehead.

    “Somebody called me?” smiled Oberon from his side of the room. Suddenly, the swivel chair turned around, revealing the man sitting in it to everybody. It was the bald man that Kenny fought and lost to way back at Goldport city, long ago in his journey. The man smiled maliciously as he pounded his fist into his hands menacingly. “Oh, dear,” Oberon said calmly, “I’m terribly sorry to interrupt. You two can go ahead and finish your meeting. I’ll be waiting outside.” There was another brief flash of white light as Oberon and Alakazam teleported out of the room.

    “I remember you kids,” the bald man said in his usual deep voice. “Except I don’t remember the girl. Why don’t we settle the score right now and get it over with?” The bald man stood up and kicked the mahogany desk, sliding it over to the edge of the room. He then took a poke ball out of his black trench coat pocket.

    Kenny was about to pull out a poke ball of his own when Clair touched his shoulder. “Kenny,” she said, “You’ve already done your fair share today, remember? I want to take this guy on myself.” Clair stepped forward and pulled out a poke ball of her own.

    “Aww, the wittle girl wants to pway?” the bald man taunted. “I’m not going easy on you just ‘cause you’re a girl!”

    “Good,” Clair retorted.

    The bald man threw the poke ball in his hand straight into the room. He shouted, “Gabite, destroy!” A tall, dark blue and red pokemon that seemed to have jet turbines on each side of its head emerged from the ball. Clair’s pokedex vibrated at the sight of this new pokemon, so she took it out and listened.

    “Gabite, the cave pokemon. They constantly dig to expand their nest. Sometimes, they dig up rare gems while building their nest. Because of this, thieves often target them.”

    “A Dragon type?” Clair thought. “This is too easy.” Clair pulled out a great ball and threw it up in the air. “Lunatone, I choose you!” With a burst of light, the floating moon rock emerged into the air and floated in place.

    “Gabite, use Dragon Claw!”

    “Lunatone, Ice Beam!”

    Gabite rushed across the floor with ninja-like swiftness. It jumped up toward Lunatone, its claws glowing red and blue. It raked its glowing claws against Lunatone, causing some discomfort, but Lunatone recovered instantly. It started scanning the target carefully. It slowly opened its beak and followed Gabite’s movements. Finally, Lunatone launched a frigid ray of energy straight at Gabite, freezing it solid in an instant. The frozen Gabite simply stood there with a look of shock. It fell to the ground like a statue and the ice coating its body shattered, leaving the pokemon defeated in one hit.

    “What the…” the bald man gasped.

    Clair smiled. “Is that all you’ve got? Come on!”

    The bald man growled with fury and pulled out another poke ball after returning his Gabite. He threw the ball in the air and yelled, “Cacturne, show her who’s boss!” Out of the ball came a green, humanoid pokemon covered in darker green spikes and wearing a strange hat. Clair’s pokedex immediately started shaking, so she took it out.

    “Cacturne, the scarecrow pokemon. It remains motionless during the day. At night, however, it will silently pursue prey in a group until the prey becomes exhausted.”

    Clair thought out her plan. “All right, Lunatone, you know the drill. Ice Beam again!”

    “Cacturne, hurry up and use Sandstorm!”

    Lunatone took careful aim at Cacturne. However, before it could execute the Ice Beam attack, sand started streaming out of Cacturne’s body and flying around the room with great force. Everybody had to shield their eyes from the swirling sand that filled every corner of the room. Lunatone was finding it hard to see in the lowered visibility caused by the sandstorm. It shot its Ice Beam, but the attack missed completely and made a small chunk of ice on the floor.

    “Cacturne, use your Needle Arm!”

    “Lunatone, keep trying with Ice Beam!”

    Lunatone frantically looked around the room for its target. It felt a sharp pain behind it as it was knocked far forward. Cacturne had come up behind it and flung its sharp needle-covered arm right in Lunatone’s back, sending it flying. Lunatone, however, regained its composure almost instantly and shot a frigid beam straight at Cacturne, which was now standing very close. Cacturne’s body was turned light blue and coated in a smooth layer of ice. Cacturne fell to the ground, frozen solid. Once it struck the ground with its brittle body, one of its arms cracked off. Cacturne got back up on its feet, but fainted at the sight of its arm sitting on the ground.

    “Oh my God!” the bald man yelled in exasperation. “It’s gonna take months for that arm to grow back! I guess I better finish this thing off quick.” The bald man took back his Cacturne and pulled out another poke ball from his belt. He flung the ball out into the room, shouting, “Krookodile, I choose you!”

    The familiar form of Krookodile emerged onto the ground, snapping its jaws in the air. Kenny took on a confused look when he saw the pokemon. The Krookodile saw Kenny and waved to him. “Hey, I had a Krookodile just like that!”

    The bald man chortled loudly. “Hah! That’s because this is your Krookodile! One of our grunts went undercover and traded you for it, then gave it to me! Now that I have one of your pokemon, I’ll be unbeatable!”

    “That’s just mean!” Kenny protested. “I never would have traded it away if I knew you were getting it!”

    “Don’t worry, Kenny,” Clair reassured, “Krookodile is weak to Ice Beam. My Lunatone can take it out easily.”

    “Don’t count on it!” the bald man shouted back. “Krookodile, use Crunch!”

    Lunatone opened up its beak and charged a sub-zero beam attack at the enemy Krookodile. However, before it could launch the beam, Krookodile ran up to it at full speed and chomped down on Lunatone’s body with immense force. Despite having a body made of solid rock, Lunatone was severely damaged by the attack. In a state of panic, Lunatone released its Ice Beam attack at nothing in particular. Krookodile swung Lunatone around in its mouth, causing the Ice Beam to freeze everything in sight. Krookodile finally let go of Lunatone, flinging it in the air. Lunatone floated in the air for a second, but then its eyes went black and it fell to the floor like the stone that it is.

    “Hah! What did I tell you?” the bald man announced proudly. Clair reluctantly withdrew her fainted Lunatone and reached down for another poke ball.

    “Let’s go, Jigglypuff!” Clair shouted when she threw the poke ball in the air. Out came Jigglypuff, who was still wearing its red and white hat.

    “Seriously?” the bald man taunted. “I don’t care what kind of pink, cuddly pokemon you use, I’m still not going easy on you. Krookodile, use Bulldoze!”

    “Jigglypuff, quickly, Sing!”

    Krookodile ran up to Jigglypuff and was about to start pounding on the ground. However, Jigglypuff started singing its soothing song and Krookodile stopped to listen. At the sound of Jigglypuff’s voice, everybody in the room, including Hoothoot on Eli’s shoulder, put their hands over their ears. However, the bald man didn’t know this procedure. He started growing drowsy and tumbled over on the floor, snoring loudly. By this time, Krookodile had done the same thing. Jigglypuff giggled at the sight of the sleeping opponents.

    “Clair,” Kenny whispered, “He’s asleep. Why don’t we just throw him out the window or something?”

    “What? No!” protested Clair. “What’s your problem? Our only choice is to beat him, otherwise they’ll just stay in the Silph Co. building. Now, Jigglypuff, use Rollout!”

    At Clair’s order, Jigglypuff started spinning in place on the ground. It spun faster and faster until it was sparkling and glowing. Finally, Jigglypuff flew straight at the Krookodile while spinning rapidly. It hit Krookodile directly, but it didn’t seem to be damaged by the attack very much. Jigglypuff circled around the room, rolling even faster, and struck Krookodile again. The pokemon was still asleep.

    Just then, the bald man woke up to the sight of Jigglypuff ramming into the sleeping Krookodile once more. “Hey, Krookodile!” he shouted, “Get up! That thing’s attacking you!”

    Krookodile woke up to the sound of its trainer’s voice. It looked around groggily, only to be met by a smack in the face by the rolling Jigglypuff. By now, Jigglypuff was rolling at blinding speeds. Krookodile barely even had time to get up before it was struck once more with enough force to knock it back, despite the unfavorable type matchup. Jigglypuff kept circling around the room. However, this time when it approached, it flew straight into Krookodile’s gaping jaws. Krookodile picked up Jigglypuff as it rolled and swung it around in its mouth. It then let go of Jigglypuff, who deflated like a balloon.

    “Jigglypuff, return!” Clair sadly said as she withdrew Jigglypuff to its poke ball. “All right, then, this calls for strategy. Mantyke, let’s go!” Clair took another ball off her belt and flung it, revealing her recently-caught Mantyke floating in the air with its optimistic smile.

    “Mantyke, use Bubblebeam!”

    “Krookodile, Crunch!”

    Krookodile started running toward Mantyke as quickly as it could. However, Mantyke started blowing a shower of bubbles out of its mouth at high speed. Krookodile was somewhat impeded by the bubbles popping all around it, but it still managed to run forward. It was about to clamp its massive jaws down on the little Mantyke’s body, but Mantyke swiftly flew above Krookodile’s reach. Krookodile tried jumping up in the air to catch the high-flying Mantyke, but it couldn’t reach and simply gave up.

    “Now, Mantyke! Try Bubblebeam again!”

    “Krookodile, keep using Crunch!”

    Krookodile ran up to Mantyke again and tried chomping at it. However, Mantyke narrowly avoided the attack and started launching a ton of bubbles through the air with great force. Krookodile was completely surrounded by popping bubbles spraying water in its face. Finally, Krookodile couldn’t take any more. Once all the bubbles were gone, it slowly fell onto the floor, shaking the entire building beneath it.

    “What the…” the bald man gasped. “How the heck did I lose with one of your pokemon???”

    “Well, in my defense, I never actually used the Krookodile,” Kenny explained.

    The bald man returned Krookodile and looked at the trio maliciously. “You’ll be sorry for this, punks!” he growled through bared teeth. “One day, I will destroy you, and I don’t care if my boss tells me to or not!” The bald man pushed through the group and stormed out the door.

    The room then grew silent, except for a banging sound that could be heard coming from somewhere in the room. Kenny looked around and saw that there was another door in this office. A door was situated on one of the side walls in the room. A banging sound kept coming from that door, like someone kicking it.

    “Whoa, let’s go check that out,” Kenny suggested. He then strode over to the door and turned open the lock. He opened the door to see a man wearing a brown coat and hat. He had duct tape over his mouth and his hands and feet were tied together. “Oh God,” Kenny said as he ripped off the duct tape covering the man’s mouth.

    “AHHHH!” the man screamed when the tape was taken off. Kenny saw that there was a bunch of hair stuck to the tape. “Oh God, couldn’t you take that tape off slower? That mustache is going to take forever to grow back!”

    “Sorry,” Kenny apologized sheepishly. “Who are you?”

    “I’m the Silph Co. manager!” he said in a low voice. “Now, would you please untie my arms and legs?”

    Kenny bent down and started untying the rope on the man’s arms. However, the knot was too tight and he couldn’t get it undone. “Don’t worry, Kenny,” Eli said from behind. “I’ve got this. Quilava, come on out!” Eli took out Quilava’s poke ball and sent out his pokemon. “Quilava, burn off that rope!”

    “Wait! Wait!” the manager pleaded. “Maybe this isn’t such a good idea.”

    “Yeah, Eli, just stand back,” Kenny suggested. He then took off a poke ball of his own. “Floatzel, help us out!” he said as Floatzel emerged from its poke ball. “Floatzel, bite off this rope, will you?”

    The manager felt the warm, wet breath of Floatzel on his hands as the pokemon gnawed off the rope. Floatzel then got to work on the man’s feet. When he was free, the manager got up and stretched. “Well, I suppose I owe you thanks for getting those thugs out of my building and freeing me.”

    “Aw, pssh,” the trio said modestly in unison.

    “No, I’m serious,” the manager affirmed. He walked over to his desk which was cast aside in the battle and opened up a door, pulling out a poke ball. “This ball,” he explained, “Contains a very rare pokemon. Since you guys are trainers, I think you could make better use of it than I could. Here you go.” He handed the ball to Kenny, who accepted it graciously.

    “All right, let’s see what’s in here!” Kenny said as he pressed the button on the front of his new poke ball. The ball opened up and gave a bright flash of light. Out of the ball came an oddly-shaped green pokemon that seemed to be surrounded in green jelly. Kenny took out his pokedex to examine this odd new pokemon.

    “Duosion, the mitosis pokemon. It has two brains, so it often tries to take two courses of action at once. When the two brains are thinking in unison, it becomes much more powerful.”

    “Whoa, cool!” Kenny exclaimed. “A psychic type!”

    “That’s right, bub,” came a voice from nowhere in particular.

    “What was that?” Kenny asked.

    “I didn’t say anything,” Eli responded.

    “Me neither,” confirmed Clair.

    “That was me, dimwit!” came the voice again. Kenny looked at Duosion with a look of surprise. Duosion winked at him.

    “Wow, you can talk!?” Kenny exclaimed happily.

    “I didn’t hear anything!” Eli said.

    “Me neither,” Clair agreed once again.

    Duosion turned its head toward Clair. “You hear me now, pretty girl?” it said to her.

    “Wow, you can talk!” she agreed. “And you think I’m pretty!”

    “I said no such thing!” Eli argued defensively.

    Duosion looked Eli in the eye. “You got to calm down, weirdo.”

    “Oh my God,” Eli affirmed, “Are you using telepathy?”

    “Totes,” the Duosion replied.

    “That’s awesome!” Kenny ecstatically said. “I always wanted to know what it’s like to talk to pokemon.”

    “Well, now you know,” Duosion said gruffly. “Now, can we get out of here? This room is ugly and a mess. And I’m hungry. When do we get something to eat?”

    “Jeez, what a whiner,” Kenny complained. “Well, thanks again mister manager. I think it’s about time for us to head out.”

    “All right, then, good luck on your journey,” the manager said. He then looked around at his office, which was completely cluttered and covered in water, sand, and ice. “I guess I’ll have to call in a cleaning crew to get all this mess up.”

    The trio, followed by Duosion floating through the air, left the Silph Co. building. A crowd of civilians was waiting outside, expectantly waiting to hear the news. Kenny quickly realized this.

    “Uh…” Kenny thought, “We got rid of the bad guys. You can use this building if you want.”

    The crowd erupted in cheer at the group. Confetti and balloons flew in the air as the crowd jumped for joy, many of them rushing into the Silph Co. building immediately. “Oh, man,” Duosion complained, covered in glitter, “All this stupid confetti is getting in my cytoplasm. Let’s get out of here and find something to eat already. I’m starving.” At the conceited commands of the irritating Duosion, the group walked through the streets of Monopolis looking for some type of eating establishment.

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    Great chapter! Kenny, how dare you hurt the poor probopass's feelings? I loved it when trapinch bit Clair's leg, and when lunatone kept spamming ice beam. I honestly have no complaints for this chapter! Keep up the good work!

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    Glad you liked it, and I can assure you that Kenny's hatred for Probopass will return. Without further adieu, here's the next chapter.

    Chapter XXVI: Little Lord Fauntleroy

    Duosion floated along with the rest of the group, chomping a burrito which was floating around in its cytoplasm. “Man, this is good,” Duosion commented between bites. “We might not make such a bad team after all.”

    “Yeah, as long as we don’t stop shoveling food into your mouth,” retorted Kenny.

    “Hey, what can I do? I’m a pokemon. I have to eat sometimes.” Duosion continued stuffing its face.

    As the group was walking away from the Silph Co. building after their great victory against Team Nova, they saw an oddly dressed man standing in the middle of the street, looking up at the towering skyscraper. It was a man wearing a black fedora and a dark purple jacket, with a black cape billowing behind him. He wasn’t too much older than the trio, probably in his early twenties. This man saw the group approach and walked up to them. “I saw what you did in there,” the man told the group. “You guys were very brave, standing up to that man.”

    “Excuse me, but who are you?” Kenny asked immediately. “You dress like you’re a member of Team Nova. And that wasn’t a compliment.”

    “Oh dear, pardon my manners,” the man continued. “My name is Fauntleroy. I travel the Fushi region a lot, and I happen to have seen you quite a few times along the way. I never found the time to introduce myself until now.”

    “You were following us?” Clair said in surprise. “Wow, what a weirdo.”

    “I’ll say,” Duosion chimed in, its mouth full.

    “Well, at least we finally get to meet,” Fauntleroy smiled.

    Just then, however, a man came walking up the street to the group. He was wearing a black jacket with a red tie underneath. He had a short goatee and mustache. On each side of him were men dressed in the standard Team Nova grunt uniform.

    “Well, well, well, what do you know? It’s the Kenny brigade once again! What a pleasure to run into you again!” Kenny immediately recognized this man as Sir James the Third, who worked for Team Nova.

    Before Kenny could say anything, Duosion whispered, “You might want to consider the Kenny Brigade as a name for the group. Maybe the Duosion Brigade if you’re feeling generous.”

    “Get lost, jerk!” Kenny shouted, ignoring Duosion’s suggestion . “We’re just trying to make conversation!”

    “Ah, James, is it?” Fauntleroy said calmly, ignoring Kenny’s rude interjection.

    “That’s Sir James the Third to you, pretty boy!” James hissed.

    Fauntleroy continued. “I suppose you remember me, don’t you? Of course, everybody in Team Nova remembers me. The name’s Fauntleroy. Look it up.”

    “Fauntleroy!” James shouted. “You are very high on the Team Nova threat list! Not quite as high as Kenny and his friends, but still very high! Oh, dear, I suppose we’ll have to take care of all of you. Men! At arms!” At James’s order, both of the Nova grunts beside him pulled out a poke ball from their trench coat pockets. James pulled out a poke ball of his own as well. “Come on, take out your pokemon! I dare you!”

    Fauntleroy yawned and started taunting sarcastically. “Oh, dear,” he said, “Do I really have to fight you? I’m much too scared. Oh, well, I may as well at least try.” Fauntleroy reached in the pocket of his shirt and pulled out a black poke ball with green circles around it.

    “Hmm,” James grunted. He threw his poke ball in the air and shouted, “Gallade, let’s go!”

    The two other grunts then threw their own poke balls. “Go, Mightyena!”

    “Venomoth, I choose you!”

    Three unfamiliar pokemon appeared in front of the group at this point. The one standing in front of James looked somewhat like his Kirlia from the previous battle, except with no hair-like protrusions from its head, and its arms had long blades at the elbows which resembled swords. In front of a grunt, there was a big black and gray canine pokemon with yellow eyes. The other grunt had a big purple moth with big, beady eyes. All at once, Kenny, Eli, and Clair felt their pants rumble. They each took out their pokedexes and looked up the new pokemon.

    “Gallade, the blade pokemon. It is very protective and will defend people with all its might. They use the blades on the ends of their arms like swords in battle.”

    “Mightyena, the bite pokemon. It trusts trainers which recognize is superior ability in battle. It intimidates the foe before attacking with sharp, vicious fangs.”

    “Venomoth, the poison moth pokemon. Its wings are covered with fine poisonous scales, which create toxic clouds of dust when this pokemon flaps its wings.”

    “Oh, please,” Fauntleroy scoffed at the pokemon choices of the opponents. Kenny was about to run up and battle alongside Fauntleroy, but he was stopped. “Don’t worry, Kenny, I can take care of these guys myself.” He then cast the green and black poke ball in front of him. “Chandelure, let’s teach these guys a lesson, shall we?” Out of the ball came another unfamiliar pokemon, this one being primarily black and purple. It had two blank yellow eyes on the front of its face. On each side, elegant arms that resembled parts of a chandelier waved in the air, each one adorned with purple flames. There was a large flame coming out the top of its head.

    Kenny’s pokedex started to speak again. “Chandelure, the luring pokemon. It burns up the spirits of its foes using the mysterious flame that burns inside it. It lures foes with its glowing flames.”

    “That looks super cool,” Kenny commented. Just then, Fauntleroy gave a command to his pokemon.

    “Chandelure, use Heat Wave, please.”

    All the other battlers began to give their orders. However, before they were heard, Chandelure pointed the top of its head straight at the three enemy pokemon. It started shooting out an intensely hot wind out, causing the air around it to crackle with heat. The three enemy pokemon burst into flames immediately upon coming into contact with the wind. They couldn’t bear the attack and they all fell straight to the ground, their bodies singed all over.

    “What is this?” James spat angrily. “My pokemon didn’t even get to make a move!”

    “Well, do you have any more?” Fauntleroy tauntingly asked.

    James looked over at his cohorts. They each shrugged sheepishly, indicating that they were out of pokemon. “Oh, you two are worthless,” he exclaimed. “I suppose I have to take care of this menace myself.” After returning his fainted Gallade, James took out one more poke ball. He threw it and yelled, “Go, Shuckle!” The familiar form of Shuckle emerged on the battlefield before them, hiding most of its body inside its shell at the sight of the powerful Chandelure.

    “Shuckle, show him your Rock Slide attack!”

    Fauntleroy yawned once more. “Chandelure, Heat Wave again.”

    Before Shuckle could even make a move, Chandelure started blasting out super hot wind from its head straight at the opponent. Shuckle tucked its body inside its shell before the attack hit. However, as Shuckle was enveloped by the red-hot air, it started to glow red and a distinct sizzling noise could be heard inside. Once Chandelure finally stopped the attack, Shuckle’s head emerged, completely blackened. It then slumped over, knocked out by the attack.

    “Why, you… you son of a Stoutland!” James shouted in utter rage. “You’ll pay for messing with Team Nova! You’ll all pay! Come on, chaps, let’s get out of here.” James and the other grunts with him started running back down the road. Fauntleroy rubbed his shirt with pride as he returned his Chandelure.

    “Jeez,” Duosion commented, “For someone who dresses like a gentleman, that guy sure is a hothead.” Everybody nodded in agreement.

    “Wow, that Chandelure is freaking strong,” Kenny observed.

    “Yeah, well, I train my pokemon a lot,” Fauntleroy beamed modestly. “It’s what I do. I’m on a journey, just like you guys. And hey, guess what? I’ve got something to help you guys out on your own journey.” Fauntleroy then procured a blue labeled disk from his pocket and handed it to Kenny, who accepted it curiously. “It’s a Hidden Machine. They’re like Technical Machines, except better and more important. That one contains Surf. Not only is it a very powerful move in battle, but it will help your pokemon move across water with ease. Even those that can’t normally swim, but only if they are compatible with the HM.”

    “Even my Gastrodon?” Eli inquired curiously. “It’s not really the best swimmer…”

    “Yeah, sure,” Fauntleroy confirmed. “Pretty much all water types can learn it. I hope you find it useful. Well, I really have to get going on my journey. See you guys.” Fauntleroy then walked off down the street without saying another word.

    “Man, what a creepozoid,” sighed Kenny when Fauntleroy was out of hearing range. “Who is that guy anyway? Has he been following us this whole time? He’s probably a spy that works for Team Nova.”

    Clair observed, “But then why would he destroy those Team Nova members?”

    Kenny thought. “…Good point.”

    “Come on, guys,” Eli said, “Let’s try out that Surf HM we just got.”

    “Good idea!” Kenny exclaimed. “Why don’t we go to that beach we were practicing at before?”

    “Definitely,” Clair replied. “While we’re there, we can go out to the ocean and find Coraline Town. I’m fairly sure that there’s a gym there.”

    “A town in the middle of the ocean?” Kenny thought out loud. “Sounds like Pacifidlog town. I never really liked that place. Every time you want to go across some logs, your shoes get filled with water.”

    “Well, I’ve been to Coraline town,” Clair continued. “The ground is all rocky and dry, so you should be fine.”

    “Awesomeness!” Kenny replied. “Well, what are we waiting for? Let’s go!”

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    The trio finished walking through the forested path to the east that led out of Monopolis city and went straight to the ocean. Once again, the group was met with the fascinating sight of the glistening sea that stretched out an impossible distance ahead. “I hate water,” Duosion complained. “It gets stuck in my cytoplasm and it’s really annoying. Same with sand. That’s why I hate the beach.”

    “Oh, shut up already,” Kenny griped. “You’re been running your mouth nonstop ever since we got you.”

    Duosion responded, “Well, don’t any of your other pokemon talk?”

    “No!” Kenny replied. “They’re all quiet and never say anything, like you should be!”

    Or,” Duosion continued, “Maybe you just never listen to what your pokemon have to say. Did you ever think of that?”

    “Please,” Kenny pleaded. “Stop talking already or I’ll put you in a poke ball so we don’t have to hear you.”

    “Oh, God no!” Duosion shouted. “Poke balls are so small and uncomfortable. The walls are all hard and there’s no room to relax. Maybe you could consider getting me a luxury ball, and then maybe I’ll stop talking so much.”

    “That’s not such a bad idea,” Kenny retorted. By now, they had arrived at a long boardwalk that extended out into the ocean. “Well, let’s teach our pokemon Surf and see if it works.”

    Kenny took off a poke ball on his belt and pressed the button, causing his Floatzel to appear on the boardwalk. It looked up at him curiously as Kenny pulled the blue disk labeled, “Surf” out of his backpack. He then took the disk and pressed it to Floatzel’s forehead. White light energy started flowing into Floatzel. Suddenly, the flowing stop and Kenny pulled the disk off of Floatzel’s head. Floatzel, filled with energy, jumped off the pier and dove face-first into the ocean with a splash. It started swimming even more nimbly than before.

    “Well, I think it worked on Floatzel,” Kenny observed. “He could already swim pretty well, but I guess now he can swim farther distances while holding me. All right, who’s next?”

    Kenny handed the disk off to Eli, who took Gastrodon out of its poke ball. Eli repeated the same procedure on Gastrodon, causing it to learn Surf. Gastrodon then slithered across the pier on its belly and climbed over the edge, splashing down in the water below. Somehow, it was able to keep its heavy body afloat as it stayed at the water’s surface, ready for Eli to climb on.

    Clair did the same exact thing to her Mantyke. It excitedly flew into the ocean below and splashed down. It floated at the surface, waiting for its trainer to climb on.

    “Hey,” Clair giggled at the sight of her energetic pokemon, “I think it worked.”

    “Only one way to find out!” Kenny jumped off the pier without hesitation and landed right on top of his Floatzel, sitting at the surface. Floatzel seemed to suffer no ill effects from its heavy trainer jumping on its back. Floatzel was able to keep its back above the water, keeping Kenny dry as it speedily flew through the ocean at surprising speeds. Kenny whooped and yelled as if he were in a rodeo as Floatzel swam around. “Guys, you got to try this!” he called out. “This is AWESOME!”

    Eli hesitantly climbed over to the edge of the boardwalk. He slowly sat down and hung his feet over the edge. He gradually started to climb down, holding on to the edge with his hands while the rest of his body hung directly above his Gastrodon, reluctant to get down. “Oh, live a little, Peach Cake!” Clair said impatiently as she stomped on Eli’s hands. He suddenly tumbled down and landed safely on Gastrodon’s back. Once he righted himself, Gastrodon rode through the water at a gentle speed. Eli smiled slightly as he floated around.

    “All right, Mantyke,” Clair giggled as she pushed her body over the edge. She landed on Mantyke’s small body, which was surprisingly able to hold her up. She held on to Mantyke’s antennae like handles as Mantyke gracefully glided across the water’s surface.

    Duosion floated down to the water along with everyone else. “You better not splash any water in my cytoplasm. Ocean water is filled with Magikarp pee, you know.”

    “Oh, grow up!” shouted Clair as she sped forward on her Mantyke, way off to the south in the ocean. The others assumed she knew where she was going, so they all followed. Kenny flew along on his Floatzel and Eli glided forward on his Gastrodon as Duosion floated through the air close behind, all of them heading for Coraline town way off in the remote ocean.

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    I love it! Duosion has a really well written personality so far, and I'm interested as to what role Fauntleroy will play in this. Oh, and you can fix the problem with the pokemon names on Microsoft word by just adding one to the dictionary every time you use it. That's what I do, anyway. I'm really excited to see what happens next!

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    Yeah, that's what I've been doing with the pokemon names so far. I'm glad you like Duosion, he's one of my favorite characters so far.

    I just started PMD Explorers of Time and I'm really into it (got Cyndaquil as my character and Bulbasaur as my partner) so I don't know if I'll have a chapter up tomorrow, but I'll try my best.

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    Read the first couple of chapters and I have to say that I like that you have created your own region. I also like the way he started out in the enemies HQ. I look forward to reading the rest of this.
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    Sorry for the wait, but I've been having so much fun with PMD Explorers of Time. Here's the next chapter.

    Chapter XXVII: Hungry Carvanha

    Kenny, Eli, and Duosion were being led across the wide ocean by Clair. At this point, there was no land in sight at all. Nothing but water was visible on the horizon. Occasionally, the group would see a small group of Wingull or Pelipper fly by or float in the water, but otherwise, the landscape was nothing but featureless ocean.

    “Are you sure you know where you’re going?” called out Kenny.

    “Yeah, totally!” Clair shouted back. “Just trust me on this!”

    Without another word, the group continued forward on their water pokemon, with Duosion flying through the air behind them.

    After a while of swimming through the nondescript ocean, a very faint feature was visible on the horizon. At first, it just looked like the smallest dark speck. However, as the group continued forward, it became more visible and revealed itself to be an island. The land was dark and a small amount of foliage was visible, as well as a couple buildings.

    “Hey, that’s it!” Clair shouted excitedly. “I told you!”

    Kenny and the group continued to follow Clair through the roaring ocean. As he rocketed through the blue water, Kenny saw a strange patch of rippling water beside him. It flew through the water and caught up straight to Kenny’s side. Gradually, something emerged from the water’s surface. It appeared to be a small blue and red fish with tall, yellow fins on top of its head. It glided through the water at impressive speeds and looked straight at Kenny with its blood-red eyes. Kenny’s pokedex started rumbling, so he took it out in response.

    Before the pokedex could say anything, the fish sprang into action. In one swift movement, it dove underwater and immediately flew out of the ocean, flying straight toward Kenny. It grabbed the pokedex right out of Kenny’s hands with its enormous teeth and fell back in the water on the other side.

    “Hey!” Kenny exclaimed in rage, “That thing just stole my pokedex!”

    Kenny looked over toward Eli, who was also having trouble with these strange red fish. They were surrounding his Gastrodon and harassing it, keeping it from moving forward. Clair had also come to a stop, surrounded by fish. Soon enough, the fish started to surround Kenny and his Floatzel as well, forcing them to a standstill.

    “Oh, poop,” Eli gasped. “These must be Carvanha. We had a ton of them back in Hoenn, but not this many at the same time… I heard they’re vicious and blood-thirsty. I think we’re doomed.”

    “Don’t give up yet, guys!” Duosion happily encouraged.

    “That’s easy for you to say,” Kenny grumbled. “You can just fly out of the way.”

    “Now, hold on,” Duosion continued. “I can use my Telekinesis attack to lift them out of the water! Watch this!” Immediately, Duosion closed its eyes and a pink aura began to surround it. The pink aura also moved to all the Carvanha, which all became confused at this. They all looked up at Duosion, who was still concentrating. However, nothing was happening. Duosion lost his concentration and opened his eyes to see the pack of Carvanha staring at him.

    “You dimwit,” Clair hissed, “Carvanha are dark-types. Psychic-type moves don’t work on them!”

    Duosion lost all hope. “Oops, I forgot about that. You're doomed.”

    The Carvanha all started licking their lips and closing in on the group, ready to bite off their skin. Kenny started praying to Arceus. Clair took out a small piece of paper from her backpack and started writing her will. Duosion warily flew upward, hoping to avoid the jaws of the Carvanha. Just as everyone was about to lose all hope…

    “Salamence! Use Hyper Beam!”

    A harsh white beam struck a small pack of Carvanha on the water, sending them flying in all directions. There was a great big splash as the entire group was thrown upwards by the wave. The beam then erupted into the water again, causing many Carvanha to swim away in fear. Within a few moments, all the Carvanha had evacuated the area, leaving the ocean completely desolate once more. Above the group’s heads, a massive blue dragon floated down towards them, flapping its blade-shaped red wings, causing the water below it to ripple. On the dragon’s back, a man was visible. He wore a fisherman’s outfit, complete with a long coat, pants with tall boots, and a captain’s hat. He wore no shirt underneath, allowing his chest to be visible.

    “Are you all right?” he shouted from the back of his Salamence. “We have a big Carvanha problem at Coraline town, as you can see. Nobody has been able to set foot in the water.”

    “I can see,” Kenny replied. “Who are you, anyway?”

    “I’m Drake, of course!” the man said.

    “Hold on a sec, did you say Drake?” gasped Eli incredulously. “I thought you worked in Hoenn? In the Elite Four?”

    Drake chuckled. “Yeah, but I recently moved to Fushi. Now, I’m working here as a Gym Leader. I’m hoping to become a member of the Elite Four here eventually.”

    “That is so freaking cool,” Eli said in amazement. He whispered over to Kenny, “Drake was my childhood idol when we lived in Hoenn. I can’t believe we’re finally meeting him!”

    “That’s great, Eli,” Kenny flatly said. “So, Drake, what brings you to Coraline town? Are you the gym leader here?”

    “Oh, no,” Drake affirmed. “I was just called over to help out with the Carvanha problem.”

    “In that case, maybe we can help!” Kenny offered. “Let’s go to Coraline!”

    “All right, then, see you there!” Drake’s Salamence flapped its wings and turned around, then flew at incredible speed toward Coraline town.

    “Well, let’s hurry up and go!” Kenny’s Floatzel started swimming ahead. Clair and Eli continued forward on their pokemon, with Duosion floating behind.

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    The ground was very hard and rocky. There was relatively no soil, just volcanic rock. However, many buildings were built on the small rocky island that protruded from the sea. There were a few houses and a pokemon center visible on the land, but not much else. Schools of Carvanha circled around the water surrounding the island.

    When Kenny, Eli, Clair, and Duosion finally got to shore, Drake was standing there waiting for them. With him was a girl who had long, light-blue hair and wore a white and blue outfit.

    Once everyone was on land, they returned their surfing pokemon. However, before Kenny could return Floatzel, it dove into the ocean and swam away.

    “What the flesh?” Kenny said in surprise. “Did my Floatzel just run away?”

    “I don’t know, that’s kind of weird,” Eli pondered.

    “Well,” Drake started, “I’m glad to see that you made it here safely.” He motioned toward the girl standing next to him. “Have you met Pola yet? She’s the gym leader in this town, and I’ve been helping her out with her Carvanha problem.”

    “It’s horrible,” Pola explained. “None of the people can go in the water, so nobody can leave or enter the town. You guys are lucky you made it here alive.”

    “Well, we have to face near-death experiences all the time…” said Kenny in a slightly lower voice than usual. “It was clearly no problem for us.”

    “I see,” Pola smiled sarcastically. “Well, since you’re already here, you may as well enjoy your time. You’re probably going to be staying here until we find a way to take care of our Carvanha problem.”

    “And hey, I know the perfect way to enjoy our time here!” Kenny added. “We can win that gym badge that we were looking forward to!”

    “What, you really think you can win against me?” scoffed Pola. “Please. We’ve clearly got bigger problems on our hands anyway.”

    “Oh, come on!” whined Kenny. “Just one short gym battle won’t hurt, will it?”

    Pola sighed deeply. “Fine,” she finally replied. “But don’t expect to beat me easily.” She started walking off and everybody followed. Past the rocky shores of the island, the terrain became much less harsh. There was grass growing all over the ground on the island, much like the rest of the region. Paved walkways were all over the place, connecting houses and other miscellaneous buildings.

    Everyone followed Pola to a yellow-roofed building similar to many of the other pokemon gyms in the region. This building sat near the shore where a stunning view of the ocean could be seen, broken only by the unnatural swarms of Carvanha hungrily patrolling the water.

    “Well, here’s my gym,” Pola announced to the group. “Let’s go inside and get this over with.”

    “I guess I better leave you guys to it,” said Drake, patting Kenny and Eli on their backs. “Good luck.”

    Pola and Drake were both about to walk away when Kenny looked over at the beautiful view of the glistening ocean sparkling off in the distance. A small swarm of Carvanha caught his eye as they started diving into the water and gnashing their teeth wildly. Kenny saw a small red lump sitting on the surface, staining the ocean around it with a dark red hue. Carvanha were chomping madly at this mysterious object.

    “Whoa, check it out!” Kenny called out, pointing at the strange red lump floating on the surface of the sea. Drake turned around and shielded his eyes from the sun, gazing out at the mysterious object. Pola simply sighed in exasperation.

    “What the…” Drake said incredulously. “Is that chum? It is! Somebody’s been chumming the water! That’s why there are so many Carvanha! Those things can smell meat from a mile away!”

    “Oh, God,” Pola sighed, “So that’s the solution to our problem? Let’s go check it out.” Pola walked swiftly around the corner of her gym building and everybody followed. Once they all turned the corner, two men wearing black trench coats were visible standing at the shore behind the gym. Each one held a white bucket in one hand, and with the other hand they pulled out large lumps of bloodstained meat with a gloved hand and tossed them out into the water with a swarm of Carvanha in hot pursuit.

    “Oh, man, we don’t get paid enough for this job,” one man sighed, cringing.

    The other one whined, “I know, this stuff stinks! But we got to follow the boss’s orders if we want our paycheck, right?”

    Kenny, completely fed up with Team Nova, pushed his way through the group and marched right over to these men. “Hey, guys, play time’s over,” he said with authority. “Time for you to leave RIGHT NOW!”

    “What the heck is your problem, kid?” said one of the grunts gruffly. “We’re not going anywhere. This is what we’re paid to do.”

    At this point, Kenny was annoyed that the grunt wasn’t listening to his commands. He thrust out his hand and swiped the chum bucket from the grunt. “I’ll take that,” he said.

    “What’s your problem? Give me that!” The grunt fought back by stealing the bucket again. He then put his hand on Kenny’s back and pushed with all his might, casting Kenny’s body into the water below. He fell with a splash, and being the good swimmer that he is, immediately started heading back to shore. However, the Carvanha in the water saw him fall and were not about to miss out on a fresh meal. The fish all started swarming Kenny, blocking his path to shore.

    “Oh my God…” Clair cried and looked away. Kenny’s body in the water was completely surrounded by Carvanha now.

    Thinking fast, Drake pulled one of his poke balls out of his coat pocket. “Salamence, Dragon Claw, now!” he shouted as he threw the ball. The poke ball opened up in mid-air, revealing the massive blue dragon known as Salamence. Its claws became cloaked in a red and blue glow. Salamence then swung its glowing claw down at the Carvanha, striking some of them away and causing the rest to immediately disperse. Salamence then struck the Nova grunts with the attack, forcing them to scramble to their feet and run away from the scene. Kenny’s body was left facing down, floating on the water.

    “Salamence, go pick him up!” Without hesitation, Salamence heeded its trainer’s orders and fell into the water below with a great big splash, hoisting Kenny onto its back. It then climbed back onto shore, holding Kenny. Drake looked terrified, yet still managed to keep his cool. “We’re getting him to the hospital, pronto. Come on, everybody, let’s move!” Drake started running forward across the island, followed closely by Salamence. The rest of the group ran behind.

    “I guess we’re not having that gym battle today after all,” Pola commented between breaths.

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    Wow! Great chapter! You used suspense really well at the end, and the characters' reactions were very well written. I can defiantly understand the whole PMD issue, as I have that game too. I really don't have much to say outside of that, but I can't wait to see what you have planned for next time!

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    Thanks for the feedback. The part where Kenny gets injured by the Carvanha was partially inspired by this picture:

    http://assets.head-fi.org/d/da/1000x...-me-cancer.jpg

    Looking past the text, laugh at me if you will, but I actually thought this picture looked sad. Any of us who have been injured and put in the hospital before know that it's not fun at all. Seeing somebody (Spiderman, in this case) who was once a great person in such a helpless and painful position is not fun at all, even for the viewers. Anybody who's known a loved one who was hospitalized understands this too. It really makes me wonder what happened to Spiderman to put him in that position, how he felt, how others felt, et cetera. I looked at this picture for a while and thought it was really sad. I was almost brought to tears by it, to be honest. In fact, I'm honestly almost crying just writing this. I wanted to somehow represent this feeling in my fiction, since it was such a strong emotion for me. The next chapter will try and portray some of the emotions I felt when looking at this picture. I certainly hope you feel it when I release the next chapter, because I'm going to be feeling it the whole time I'm writing.

    And to think all this inspiration came from a picture meant to be used to respond to an unsavory post on a forum. They really shouldn't be poking fun at a serious disease like cancer like that. Oh God, I think all those Ralts that I caught over the years in Ruby are using their emotion powers on me.

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    Great story so far! My favorite chapter was the tournament, especially with Miror B. Can you add me to the PM list?

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    Hi, Gelo. I'm DiZ, the forum didn't allowed me to put my name as DiZ.

    Can you add me to the PM list?
    BTW, great fic, the suspense is killing me.

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    I haven't given up on this yet. Due to Hurricane Irene and school starting, I've had a lot of setbacks, but I'm trying to get back in the writing move. I already have the next chapter planned out, I just haven't had the motivation to write it. Here are some spoilers for the next chapter:

    - Kenny's pokedex
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    That's all I'm saying.

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    Glad to here it! I can't wait to see what you've got, as I'm rarely disappointed by this fic!
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    Gotcha! Floatzel go to retrieve Kenny's Pokédex!

    Um, better not to spoil. I WANNA READ!

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    I'm workin' on the next chapter. Expect it to be up sometime today.

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    Please. Post it before I kill someone.
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    ^ No need to be rude.

    Anyway, here comes a long one. I think it more than makes up for the time I spent. I also updated the OP with the known abilities of all pokemon on the teams. Some of them are left blank because we don't know what the ability is yet. Also edited the chapter list in the OP so that they link to the post in the thread instead of a single post, making it easier to navigate the thread.

    Chapter XXVIII: Wrath of Pola

    The immaculate hospital room provided a stunning view of the ocean sunset through its lone window. Kenny was lucky to get a room with a window, despite being completely unconscious. Clair thought about how helpless he looked, sitting face-up in the hospital bed with closed eyes. The last thing he probably remembered was being torn apart by the relentless Carvanha, who didn’t even spare the thought of what happened to the child that they mauled. The smallest tear ran down Clair’s face. She was usually ashamed to show her stronger emotions, so she kept it all pent up, seeming to form a lump in her throat which throbbed inside her. Eli simply looked on with his usual neutral appearance. His deep thoughts were obscured by his expression. Duosion, floating in the air beside the two, decided that this wasn’t the time to say anything. It kept its mouth shut. Everyone simply looked on at the unmoving figure of the injured, helpless boy sitting before them.

    A woman in a long, white coat stepped through the door of the hospital room. She adjusted her reading glasses, carefully scanning the clipboard held in front of her. Everyone in the room averted their gaze to look at the doctor coming in. She stepped over to the other side of Kenny’s bed. Nobody said anything.

    Breaking the awkward silence, she said, “Well, there’s no sign of infection, so that’s definitely good news. Kenny lost quite a lot of blood, however, so we’ll have to monitor him for some time. Once he becomes completely conscious, we can transfer him to the hospital in Monopolis. They have a lot better facilities there.”

    Clair finally mustered up the courage to ask a question in a distorted voice. “Will he be okay?”

    “I think he’ll be fine,” the doctor replied, “But it’ll take some time for him to recover. He’ll have to stay in the hospital while he recuperates. We have to be very careful to check for infection, too. We have to monitor him very carefully, but as long as we do, he’ll completely recover eventually.”

    “When?” pressed Clair.

    The doctor tapped her clipboard in deep thought. “Well, it’s hard to say. If we’re lucky, he could potentially be better in less than a week. If not, it could take months.”

    Clair put her hands over her face. Eli continued using his blank expression to mask his true thoughts.

    “Visiting hours will be over soon, so you guys better leave whenever you’re ready. I’ll leave you to say goodbye for now.” With that, the doctor left the room, leaving Clair, Eli, and Duosion in the room by themselves with Kenny.

    A few brief moments of silence ensued. Clair then looked around the room and walked over to a desk. On the desk, there was a bin containing Kenny’s clothes and his backpack. Clair reached down for Kenny’s pants and held up the side of his belt, which held all six of his poke balls. Eli saw what she was doing and came over to help. Clair took off one of the golden poke balls and pressed the button on the front, opening it up. Trapinch emerged, sitting on Kenny’s bed. It made itself comfortable and sat down at Kenny’s feet. Eli then opened a poke ball, this one containing Rotom. Rotom flew out and concealed itself inside Kenny’s electric bed, adjusting it to a comfortable position. Eli opened another poke ball in his other hand and out came Primeape. It climbed up on Kenny’s bed and sat near his feet with Trapinch. Clair held the other gold poke ball, but had second thoughts and decided to put the ball back on Kenny’s belt.

    With all of Kenny’s pokemon (except Gyarados and Floatzel, for obvious reasons) comfortably out in his room, Clair, Eli, and Duosion quietly left the room and allowed everyone to rest.

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    The great big yellow-roofed building loomed in front of Clair, Eli, and Duosion. On the front was a blank wall which concealed the inner workings of the gym. A plain glass door provided the sole entrance.

    “So, this is the local gym?” Eli mused. He looked over to Clair. “Are you sure Kenny would want us to challenge this gym without him?”

    “Oh, don’t worry,” responded Clair, getting over her feeling of grief. “Do you really think Kenny would want us to just sit around here and do nothing when there’s work to be done?”

    “Well, if it means he gets to take part in a gym battle, then yeah.”

    Clair took on a blank expression. “Oh, quiet, Peach Cake.” She confidently strode up to the door and pushed it open, with Eli and Duosion in tow.

    Inside the gym, everyone gawked at the vast expanse of space below them. Below the balcony that they were standing on, a huge room stretched out in front of them riddled with steel elevators of all sorts. Everything inside was made of metal. However, the air was frigid enough to send a chill down Duosion’s spineless body. Crystals of ice floated through the air like snow. Massive icicles were growing on the ceilings and floors of the room, coating the floors with slippery ice.

    Eli started rubbing his hands together and huddling his body. “Brrrr… I have a feeling that this is an ice gym…”

    “You’re p-p-probably right…” Clair concurred, her teeth chattering.

    Duosion commented, “Come on, it’s not that bad. None of this ice better get in my cytoplasm, though.”

    Eli and Clair glared at Duosion. “What’s up with you and your cytoplasm anyway?” Clair hissed.

    “I don’t like it getting dirty. Is there something wrong with that?” Duosion crossed its stubby arms.

    “W-w-whatever,” Clair stuttered. “If we take the time to get through this sub-zero maze, we’ll be frozen by the time we’re done. Can’t you levitate us down to the bottom?”

    “No way,” refused Duosion. “You guys are too fat. I’ll pull a brain muscle or something.”

    Did you just call me fat?” Clair roared.

    “No.”

    Clair grunted loudly, and then quickly regained her composure. “All right, let’s try getting through this maze.” Clair led the way across a metal walkway adjacent to the wall. Before she could get very far, however, Clair fell right on her bottom without warning.

    “Ow!” she exclaimed, rubbing her bruised posterior. “What the heck?”

    “The floors here are covered in ice,” observed Duosion. “Here, let me help you out.” Duosion closed its eyes and started concentrating hard. Suddenly, a sheet of ice on the floor slid out from under Clair and flew up into the air. With a grunt of effort, Duosion used its telekinesis to fling the ice into the middle of the gym. It fell for a while before it shattered on the floor far below them.

    “Well, thanks,” Clair reluctantly said. “Now, let’s hurry up and go.” With that, the group continued forward.

    They soon realized that the maze was rather straightforward. When they all got on one of the elevators and pressed the button to make it go down, it traveled down to another metal walkway. These walkways spiraled around the walls of the massive underground gym, simply leading to more elevators.

    Eventually, they found an elevator that went all the way to the floor of the gym. It would have been nice for the group to feel the ground beneath their feet, if it wasn’t frozen solid. The entire floor that made up the bottom of this massive dungeon was encased in a thick layer of ice, providing practically no traction. However, an opening was visible at the other end of the room, across the ice-ridden floor.

    “C-c-crap,” complained Clair. “How are we supposed to walk across this? My nose feels like it’s about to fall off any second…”

    Eli thought about it for a second. He looked over at Duosion and asked, “Hey, Duosion, can you pull us across the ice? It’s not like you have to walk or anything.”

    “No way!” Duosion retorted with a snort. “Your hands are covered in germs. You’ll get pathogens in my-“

    “I know, I know, your cytoplasm.”

    Eli formulated a plan in his head, but was afraid that Clair wouldn’t like it. He went ahead while she wasn’t paying attention. While Clair was making futile attempts to keep herself warm, Eli firmly planted both of his hands on her back and pushed with all his might.

    “EEK!” Clair shrieked and fell on her butt again. She slid across the ice gracefully and approached the opening at the other end of the room. She lightly bumped against the cold metal wall. Recovering from her state of shock, she screamed, “THAT WASN’T NICE, PEACH CAKE!”

    “It’s the only way we could get across!” responded Eli sheepishly. He glanced over at Duosion. “Now, Duosion, do you think you can push me across the ice with your telekinesis?”

    “Sure thing!” Duosion excitedly agreed. Quickly, Eli was enveloped in a pink glow and his whole body was flung onto the floor with great force. Sliding head-first on his back, he approached the other end of the room. He violently bumped his head on the wall next to Clair when he reached the wall.

    “Well, that’s what you get,” Clair pouted.

    When Duosion levitated over across the ice, Eli complained, “Jeez, you didn’t need to do it so hard…”

    “Sorry,” Duosion apologized with clear sarcasm.

    Clair and Eli shakily got to their feet on the frictionless ice and inched over to the door. When they stepped through, there was no longer any ice on the floor, which relieved everyone. This final room had the lines of a pokemon battle arena painted on the floor. On the other end, the familiar figure of Pola stood in front of a strange white pokemon which was juggling balls of ice in its hands. Eli’s pokedex indicated that this was a new pokemon by vibrating. He took out the pokedex and examined it.

    “Froslass, the snow land pokemon. It is said to be the spirit of a woman who was lost on a snowy mountain. It uses its frigid breath to freeze its enemies solid and display their carcasses like trophies.”

    “That’s super creepy,” Eli commented.

    Pola looked over at the other end of the gym, having heard Eli’s comment. “Oh, it’s you,” Pola said flatly. “I guess you made it through my gym.”

    “Yeah, but it wasn’t very fun,” Clair replied.

    “How come?”

    “It was way too cold.”

    Pola looked puzzled. “Really? I didn’t think it was that bad…”

    Eli looked at Pola. “How could you NOT think that it’s cold in here?”

    Pola shrugged. “I don’t know, I guess I’m just used to it.” Indeed, Pola was wearing shorts and a short-sleeved shirt, and didn’t show the slightest sign of discomfort.

    “Whatever, weirdo,” Clair scoffed. “Are you ready to battle or what?”

    “Sure thing!” Pola motioned over toward her Froslass, which put down its balls of ice and stepped forward onto the battle arena. “Now, there are two of you, so we’re doing a double battle, okay? You each use two pokemon and I use four of mine.”

    “Hey, hold on,” Clair interrupted before the battle started, “Do you think we can get a badge for Kenny if we win the battle? You know, he can’t really fight right now…”

    Pola’s face contorted into a scornful look. “I guess I shouldn’t exclude Kenny just because he’s injured…” she grumbled. “All right, fine. Just because I know you won’t win anyway. But in that case, I get to use all six of my pokemon and you can use three each of yours. Good?”

    “Fine,” confirmed Clair. “Now, let’s get started.”

    “Good idea.” Pola grabbed a poke ball out of her shirt pocket and threw it out into the battlefield. “Snover, I choose you!” Before everyone, a short white and brown pokemon stepped onto the floor. The part above its eyes was shaped like a hat. The end of each long arm was green and had spikes arranged somewhat like fingers. Its feet resembled tree roots. Eli immediately grasped his pokedex and held it out toward the pokemon in hopes of learning more about this strange beast.

    “Snover, the frosted tree pokemon. It makes its home on snowy mountain peaks. Because they have had little interaction with humans, they are very curious in nature.”

    Just as Eli’s pokedex finished its explanation, he felt a hard object fall on his head. He looked up, covering his eyes from any further projectiles, and saw a couple pieces of solid ice raining down from seemingly nowhere. The precipitation grew heavier until everybody’s heads were being pummeled with massive amounts of ice.

    “Ow, what the flesh?” Eli exclaimed.

    Pola grinned and explained, “That would be Snover’s ability, Snow Warning. It can summon hail storms at will. The hail causes damage to other people’s pokemon, but not mine!” Indeed, Snover seemed to be immune to the effects of the falling ice. Froslass simply remained indifferent, staring down the other side of the battlefield. “Now, when are we going to see your pokemon?”

    Clair, clearly annoyed by the bad weather and Pola's irritating attitude, took out one of the poke balls off her belt. She flung it out and shouted a little louder than normal so as to overcome the sound of hail pelting the floor, “Jigglypuff, let’s go!” After a brief burst of light from the poke ball, Jigglypuff emerged onto the floor, still wearing its signature white hat. However, it showed some discomfort at the chunks of ice raining down on its head. It covered its favorite hat with its stubby arms.

    Eli reached down for his belt, presumably preparing to send out his Quilava to combat the ice-types. However, before he could, he was interrupted by Duosion’s complaints. “Aww, man, all this stupid hail is getting in my cytoplasm!” Eli saw that the green jelly surrounding Duosion’s body was filled with small circular pieces of ice. “I’m getting rid of this!” declared Duosion. It started to grunt loudly and concentrated hard. The chunks of ice gradually started to move away from Duosion’s body and left the green jelly, clattering onto the floor beneath it.

    “Hey, Duosion!” Eli exclaimed. Duosion looked over. “You don’t seem to be hurt by the hail.”

    “Yeah, yeah…” Duosion grumbled, “That’s because of my Magic Guard ability. It keeps me from taking any damage that isn’t an attack, like this hail. But it’s still annoying…”

    “Why don’t you battle for me?” Eli proposed. “You’ll be a valuable fighter since you’re immune to the hail.”

    Duosion sighed loudly. “Fine. But I won’t like it!” With that, Duosion floated over in front of Eli and took its battle position along with Clair's pokemon. Jigglypuff, elated at having a teammate, ran up to Duosion and extended its stubby arm for a high-five. Duosion retorted, "In your dreams, pinky." Jigglypuff dejectedly walked back over in front of Clair.

    “All right, then, now that you have your pokemon, the battle officially starts!” shouted Pola enthusiastically. “Snover, use Ingrain! Froslass, use Icy Wind on these fools!”

    Clair ordered, “Jigglypuff, use Rollout on Froslass!”

    “Duosion-“

    “That won’t be necessary,” Duosion interrupted. “I know my own attacks, thank you very much.”

    Froslass seemed to move incredibly faster than it looked. It instantly flew forward and opened up its gaping mouth. Clouds of frigid, white air floated over to Jigglypuff and Duosion. Jigglypuff uncontrollably shivered at the touch of the attack. Duosion seemed to shiver a bit, but didn’t seem too fazed by the attack. “Is that all you got?” it teased. Froslass simply frowned at it and got back into position. After that, Snover didn’t execute an attack, but instead started extending its root-like legs. The roots somehow pierced the cold, hard floor and embedded Snover’s body in the ground. A yellow glow filled up the roots and Snover took on a comforted look.

    “All right, watch this!” Duosion somehow cracked its fingerless knuckles and took on a pink aura. Purple orbs of energy appeared all around Froslass’s body, and then suddenly struck the ghost-type with great force. Froslass looked damaged by the attack, but was able to get back in its place.

    “Nothing a little Psyshock attack can’t help,” commented Duosion proudly.

    Finally, Jigglypuff started its attack. It grabbed the hat off its head and tossed it like a Frisbee over to Clair’s feet. It then tucked in its arms and legs, making itself into a nigh-perfect sphere. Jigglypuff spun in place for a while, building up speed until it whirled at a dizzying rate. All at once, it released its pent up energy and flung itself at the Froslass. However, Froslass’s unbelievable speed allowed it to deftly float out of the way, causing Jigglypuff to fly through the air and land on the floor. Despite the missed attack, Jigglypuff continued spinning on the floor.

    “All right, Froslass, freeze that Jigglypuff with your Frost Breath attack! Snover, try Razor Leaf on the Duosion!”

    “Jigglypuff, don’t stop! Destroy that Froslass!”

    Froslass cackled madly as it opened its mouth, preparing a deadly blast of cold breath. However, it wasn’t watching the target; Jigglypuff increased its speed dramatically and rammed right into the unwary Froslass. The ghost-type let out a shrill cry as it was swiftly slammed straight into the ground. Jigglypuff performed an impressive maneuver, gliding in front of Clair and continuing to spin in place so as to keep up its momentum. Froslass, however, simply groaned weakly and let out a pitiful cloud of frigid air from its mouth.

    “Grr…” growled Pola as she reluctantly recalled her fainted Froslass. “You’ll pay for that!”

    However, the pokemon were not done duking it out. Snover summoned a bunch of leaves around it and started throwing them straight at Duosion like ninja blades. “Ow ow ow ow!” exclaimed Duosion as the leaves lodged themselves deep in its cytoplasm. “That hurt!” Duosion then grunted and forced all the leaves out of its body, causing them to float to the ground. “Let’s see how YOU like it!” Duosion then furiously concentrated and developed its usual pink glow. After a few seconds, it released its concentration. Snover, instead of being in pain, looked at Duosion curiously.

    “Duosion!” complained Eli. “I thought you said you knew how to battle! That didn’t do anything!”

    Duosion smiled smugly. “Juuuuuust wait.”

    Now that all the pokemon were done attacking, Pola took another poke ball out of her pocket and threw it in the air. “Jynx, I choose you!”

    Once the poke ball opened up, a pokemon even odder than Probopass appeared on the scene. Anyone not wearing their correctional lenses would have mistaken it for a human female on account of its long blonde hair and billowing red dress. However, upon closer inspection, the pokemon appeared to have wide eyes and purple skin as if it were frostbitten.

    “Jynx, the humanshape pokemon. The noises it makes are sometimes mistaken for garbled human speech. It sways its hips rhythmically to hypnotize onlookers.”

    “Whoa, that thing is freaky,” commented Eli. Jynx simply looked indifferent as it shook its hips in its mysterious dance.

    “You’ll be eating those words!” Pola taunted. “Jynx, use your Ice Punch! Snover, destroy them with Avalanche!”

    “Jigglypuff, hit Jynx with Rollout!”

    “Duosion-“

    “I TOLD you I know what I’m doing!” Duosion protested.

    “It really doesn’t seem like it!” replied Eli.

    Jigglypuff’s massive momentum allowed it to rocket forward at blinding speed. Jynx acted at a surprising speed, using telekinetic powers to gather shards of ice around its hand and construct a boxing glove-shaped weapon. Jigglypuff continued forward and jumped up in the air, continuing its spinning. Jynx prepared its icy fist and struck Jigglypuff head-on as it flew through the air, sending it off course. Still traveling at a massive speed, Jigglypuff continued shooting through the room and ran right into the ceiling, causing the whole room to shake. The sound of icicles shattering could be heard above them. Once gravity took over once more, Jigglypuff’s body slowly floated down from the considerable dent in the ceiling that it created. Its body became deflated and flat, making a sound like a whoopee cushion. It drifted down in front of Clair where it gracefully landed flat on the ground, completely unable to move any more.

    Clair took Jigglypuff’s hat and put it on top of its deflated body, and then returned it to its poke ball. “You did well, Jigglypuff,” Clair muttered as her pokemon disappeared inside. She reached down to her belt and pulled out another of her poke balls. When she threw it up, she shouted, “Lunatone, I choose you!”

    The stolid rock body of Lunatone emerged into the air where it floated motionlessly. Its rock-hard face couldn’t contort itself into an expression to give an intimation of its opinion, but it did look upwards to see all the bothersome hailstones that rained down on it.

    On the other side of the field, Snover began building up a large amount of snow in front of it that didn’t seem to come from anywhere in particular, much like a Surf attack. However, Snover had slight difficulty in doing this since it was literally rooted in place, so Duosion took the opportunity to launch an attack of its own. “Eat this, tree sap!” it shouted at the opposing pokemon. Duosion enveloped itself in a pink glow as always, and a bunch of purple orbs appeared in the air around Snover. Much like its attack on Froslass, these spheres hurled themselves toward the victim to inflict damage. After regaining its composure, Snover was infuriated and it began to heave the massive pile of snow at Duosion.

    “And now, for the grand finale!” proclaimed Duosion proudly. At first, Eli wasn’t sure what Duosion meant since it didn’t appear to be doing anything but looking at the opponent. However, Snover’s mountain of snow suddenly tumbled to the ground without warning. Snover held its head in agony, tossing itself around. Overcome with pain, it threw itself to the floor and stayed there, refusing to move any longer.

    “Holy what?” Eli exclaimed, completely baffled. “You didn’t do anything! How did Snover faint all of a sudden?”

    Duosion smugly smiled to itself. “Well, you remember that turn of the battle when I seemingly didn’t do anything? Well, that was actually my Future Sight attack. It lets me foresee an attack in the future. I just had to have the right timing.” Duosion’s grin grew wider. “I told you I could look after myself!”

    “All right, I guess you’re right,” Eli reluctantly agreed.

    Pola merely growled with rage as she returned her Snover. Despite Snover no longer being in battle, the hail persisted. “All right, that’s it! I’m going to win this battle, and that’s that! Understand?” She swiftly stowed away Snover’s ball and pulled out yet another one. “Cryogonal, teach these guys a lesson!”

    Once the poke ball was opened, a round, jagged pokemon floated where Snover used to be. Its body was light blue and reflective all over. Two pointed slits opened up on the front to reveal piercing blue eyes. A series of floating pieces of ice trailed down from the pokemon’s mouth.

    “Cryogonal, the crystallizing pokemon,” Eli’s pokedex droned. “It is born in snow clouds and has similar properties to water. It uses its chains to capture prey.”

    “Whoa, man, that thing is creepy!” observed Duosion. Cryogonal glared at Duosion and spoke using syllables in its name. “Well, I’m sorry, but it’s true!” responded Duosion, apparently taking part in a conversation.

    “Duosion! Focus!” reminded Eli.

    Pola barked out her commands. “Cryogonal, Sharpen! Jynx, use Shadow Ball on the annoying Duosion!”

    “Quick, Lunatone!” Clair ordered, “Do you have any rock-type moves?”

    Lunatone nodded slowly in response to Clair’s question. It turned toward Jynx and started forming a couple of faintly glowing rocks in the air around it. When it was ready, it fired off all the rock at once and they flew straight at Jynx, which was too engrossed in its hypnotic dance to dodge the attack. The stones pummeled Jynx’s body all over, causing it considerable damage. It fell straight on the floor after that.

    “WHAT? Don’t tell me my Jynx is down!” Pola furiously screamed.

    “Oh, phew!” sighed Duosion with relief. “I wasn’t really looking forward to that Shadow Ball attack.”

    As if in response to Duosion’s comment, Jynx feebly raised its hand up in the air and started swirling it around, forming a small blob of shadowy energy. With a flick of the wrist, Jynx was able to send the Shadow Ball spiraling through the air straight for Duosion. It then dropped its arm back on the floor, its energy completely drained.

    “Oh, sh-“ muttered Duosion, its profane language cut off by the impact of the attack. The ball exploded upon impact with Duosion and scattered dark energy all about the room. With a few final gasps, Duosion couldn’t keep itself in the air any longer. It slowly drifted to the floor and its cytoplasm became a puddle on the floor, littered with hailstones. “I’m… sorry…” Duosion strained between coughs.

    “It’s okay, Duosion,” Eli assured. He dug around in his pocket for a few seconds and pulled out Duosion's empty poke ball. “Go ahead and get some rest.” Eli pointed the ball at Duosion and pressed the button on the front. A red beam extended from inside and sucked Duosion into the ball.

    “I guess it’s time to get serious now,” Eli uttered after he put away Duosion’s ball. He reached down and pulled out another ball. When he threw it and it burst open, out came the familiar form of Quilava.

    “A fire-type? Pssh!” scoffed Pola. “Type advantages don’t intimidate me!”

    All while this was happening, Cryogonal’s body started sparkling a little bit. The jagged edges of its body started becoming even sharper, nearly as sharp as a kitchen knife. Cryogonal gave out a low, guttural laugh.

    Pola somehow kept her cool as she withdrew her Jynx, which was still lying on the floor. Eli thought that he almost saw her smile as she took out yet another one of her poke balls. She tossed it out and bellowed, “Sealeo, I choose you!”

    A fat, blue pokemon came out of the ball. Its bulbous body was supported by two flipper-like limbs in front and a tail in the back. It had a round head with long sets of white whiskers on either side of its mouth.

    “Sealeo, the ball roll pokemon,” Eli’s pokedex explained. “It gathers in herds on top of ice floes, often swimming underwater to hunt for food. They frequently entertain themselves by spinning objects on their nose.”

    “Oh crap,” Eli gasped. “That thing must be a water type. Quilava and Lunatone are both weak to its attacks.”

    “Don’t talk like that,” Clair encouraged. “This freak of a gym leader doesn’t stand a chance against us!”

    “I heard that!” screamed Pola from across the room. “You’re gonna pay for that! Cryogonal, use Rapid Spin! Sealeo, Surf!”

    “Quick, Quilava, try Flame Wheel on the Cryogonal!”

    “Lunatone, use your… uh…” Clair took out her pokedex and checked Lunatone’s information. “…Use Ancientpower!”

    Quilava shouted in fury and instantly covered its body in flames. It then curled up on the floor and began to spin forward. Simultaneously, Cryogonal started rotating its body and turned on its side like a freakishly large saw blade. It then shot itself straight at Quilava. When the two pokemon came spinning closer and closer to each other, they finally collided spectacularly in midair. They were both knocked back by the attack. Quilava was covered in a few cuts from Cryogonal’s sharp body, but it was able to stand its ground. Cryogonal, however, wasn’t so lucky. It frowned as water started to drip on the floor. Its body slowly melted away as it fell on the ground, spinning around like a hubcap. It simply continued to frown as it moaned, “Cryo...”

    “Cryogonal, return!” Pola said as she returned her fainted Cryogonal.

    Before she could take out another pokemon, Lunatone repeated its action from the previous turn. Rocks started to form in midair, covered in a mysterious glow. Continuing to not show any emotion, Lunatone shot these rocks through the air straight at Sealeo. The fat pokemon roared in pain as the rocks struck it all over. However, Sealeo was able to launch its own attack. A massive wall of water came out of nowhere right in front of Sealeo. With a massive howl, Sealeo sent the gigantic wave tumbling down at the opposing pokemon. Eli and Clair were miraculously able to stay dry, but their pokemon were not so lucky. Once the water withdrew, massive clouds of smoke were billowing from Quilava’s body. It could no longer move and fell straight onto the floor without hesitation. Despite Lunatone’s inability to show emotion, Clair could tell that it suffered from the attack. Its red eyes began to grow dim as it wobbled in the air. Suddenly, its eyes went completely black and Lunatone fell to the floor like the rock it is.

    “What the what???” screamed Eli in shock. “Both of our pokemon taken out in one hit? That’s impossible! Well, at least Sealeo took some damage. It should be easy to take out now…”

    “Think again, smart one!” replied Pola smugly. Eli and Clair looked over at Sealeo, which was chomping on an apple that it had concealed in its fat rolls. “My Sealeo always carries his Leftovers with him. It slowly but surely restores his health. Oh, wait a second, did I also mention that he has the Ice Body ability? That also restores his health when it’s hailing! By now, it could be back at full health already!”

    “Oh, crapple,” moaned Eli. “And we each only have one pokemon left.” Eli looked at Clair sheepishly. “Oh well, we may as well try.” He then looked down at his belt and took two poke balls off. He looked at one carefully, then the other, carefully deliberating his choice. He finally took one with a shrug and put the other one back. “Gastrodon, I choose you!” shouted Eli as his trusty Gastrodon appeared on the field.

    “All right, then,” Clair sighed. She looked down at her own belt and pulled off a poke ball with little hesitation. “Gastly, go!” she yelled when the ball burst open. Gastly floated in midair, grinning evilly as it always does.

    Gastrodon and Gastly stood on one side of the battle arena. Sealeo stood by itself on the other side.

    “Hey, Pola,” Eli called out, “Aren’t you going to use another pokemon? If I remember correctly, you’ve only used five so far.”

    Pola scoffed. “I can win this battle with just Sealeo. I don’t need any others.”

    Eli scowled at Pola’s mocking confidence. He then gave out his orders. “Gastrodon, use Rain Dance to get rid of the hail!”

    “Gastly, try putting it to sleep with Hypnosis!”

    “Sealeo, teach these guys some manners. Hit them with Surf again!”

    Gastly started spinning around in the air and staring intently at Sealeo. “Sealeo, don’t look at the Gastly!” Pola ordered. Sealeo obediently averted its gaze, completely avoiding the Hypnosis attack. It then took its chance to attack. It raised up a massive wall of water like before, then sent it crashing down on the opponents. Clair and Eli somehow stayed dry, but Gastly was badly hurt by the attack. Gastly couldn’t take it and went down immediately. “Gaaaassstlyyyyyy…” it moaned as its body slowly dissipated into the air.

    “Aww, man, I’m out of pokemon!” complained Clair. She pouted as she returned her fainted Gastly.

    However, Gastrodon was doing much better on its side of the field. Puddles of water were all over the floor of the battlefield, but the water all suddenly started moving toward Gastrodon. Its body was enveloped in a fierce blue glow as the water seemed to disappear inside its body.

    “Crap!” screamed Pola. “Is that… Storm Drain?”

    Eli looked on in amazement as his pokemon absorbed all the water on the field. “It must be! Gastrodon’s Storm Drain ability is making it more powerful! After it starts raining, Gastrodon is sure to beat Sealeo in one hit!”

    In response to Eli’s speech, Gastrodon started rhythmically wavering back and forth, swinging its head around in a mystic dance. The hail in the room started to thin as rain clouds grew above everyone.

    Pola knew that if the hail was gone, Sealeo wouldn’t stand a chance. She issued her order without hesitation. “Sealeo, quickly! Hit it with Body Slam before it finishes its dance!”

    “Seal!” her pokemon responded as it frantically bounded over to the other side of the field, dragging its tail behind it. As Gastrodon continued dancing, Sealeo jumped up in the air in an incredible feat of strength. It crashed its entire fat body onto Gastrodon, crushing the poor gastropod underneath its blubber. When Sealeo got up, Gastrodon raised its head, evidently still able to battle. It tried to continue the Rain Dance, but it twitched uncontrollably and could barely move.

    “Ha! I knew it!” Pola shouted with pride. “Body Slam paralyzed your Gastrodon! There’s no way you can win now!” The rain clouds on the ceiling completely disappeared and the hail continued to rain down harder.

    Eli dejectedly looked upon his poor Gastrodon as it sat there paralyzed. “Oh well, I guess we still have to try!” decided Eli. “Gastrodon, use Muddy Water!”

    Pola chuckled at this. “Sealeo, why don’t we just let him attack this time?”

    Following orders, Sealeo sat in place, waiting for Gastrodon’s attack. Gastrodon struggled to aim its head at Sealeo, but it managed to let out a high-pressure blast of brown water straight at the opponent. Sealeo took the attack with no ill effects whatsoever. It brushed the mud out of its whiskers as it awaited its next order.

    “All right, Sealeo, that’s quite enough. Let’s finish him off with Ice Ball!”

    Sealeo curled its bulbous body into a ball and started rolling straight for Gastrodon. The paralyzed pokemon was unable to dodge, so it took the attack head-on. Gastrodon was knocked over on its side by the Ice Ball attack, and it made no effort whatsoever to get back up.

    Eli recalled his fainted Gastrodon. From across the room, Pola taunted, “Well well well, look who’s laughing now! Looks like I win this battle, and I didn’t even have to use all my pokemon!”

    Eli and Clair refused to dignify her mockery with a response. “The silent treatment doesn’t work on me! Looks like you’ve worn out your welcome here, eh? I know how busy you are, and I don’t want to keep you too long. So, see ya!” To Eli and Clair’s surprise, the floor below them began to rise. Two metal panels were exposed below them as they were lifted up through an opening in the ceiling. When the elevator ride was over, they found themselves back at the front door of the gym.

    ~~~~

    The door silently creaked on its hinges as it inched open. Kenny was just barely regaining consciousness. He felt like he was still sleeping, but he could see a little. He was too tired to move his head to look for the source of the sound, so he just remained in place. The view in front of him was blurred through his half-closed eyes. A dark figure moved across the room, vaguely the shape of a human being. The figure appeared to be dressed in all black, but Kenny was too lethargic to try making out any further details.

    The figure silently crept across to the other side of the room. Some rummaging sounds could be vaguely heard, various objects shuffling around. The figure pulled out a few objects and stowed them away, looked around warily, and turned back. Once the figure was nearly at the door, there was a loud crashing noise. A loud growling could be heard as well.

    “Get off me, you stupid animal!”

    Some smaller, orange object was thrown across the room and hit the wall with great force, letting out a squeal. It then fell to the floor with a thud. The door of the room suddenly shut and Kenny was once again left alone.

    Completely indifferent to the activity that was going on around him, Kenny drifted back to sleep.
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    Great chapter Gelo. This cover my fic needs for now. I was almost to kill someone. And that isn't rude. Is a irony.

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    Chapter XXIX: Field Test

    Oberon sat at his desk, idly twiddling his thumbs. Alakazam floated next to him, wearing reading glasses and completing a crossword puzzle. The room was completely silent. Oberon simply waited with eager anticipation.

    All of a sudden, what he was waiting for finally arrived. A man wearing a white lab coat pushed the office doors open and confidently strode inside. “Mister Oberon, sir,” he declared, “I’m pleased to announce that the prototype is finished!” He held up a circular metal object covered in wires of all sorts. Oberon sat forward and grinned evilly.

    “Excellent!” he laughed heartily. “You deserve a promotion! And how about the test subjects? Are they here yet?”

    “Not yet,” the scientist explained, “But we have been informed that they've been captured already. The grunt is already on his way.”

    Oberon’s grin widened even more. “This is great. We’re very far in the plan and Kenny hasn’t been able to interfere. Please notify me immediately when the test subjects arrive. I think I’ll go pay Kenny and his friends a little visit before we head off to the Sun Mountains.”

    ~~~~

    Eli and Clair were in the motel room, lying down on the twin beds and facing the ceiling. Duosion, having since recovered from his unfortunate experience at the gym, levitated in the middle of the room and read the newspaper.

    “Can you guys believe this?” complained Duosion. “Some group of weirdos called Team Nova have been causing trouble all over the Fushi region. You remember when we first met inside that Silph Co. building? That was all because of Team Nova too.”

    “We know, Duosion,” Eli sighed. “We’ve been having trouble with Team Nova all over the place. Kenny is one of their top threats, you know.”

    “No kidding?” Duosion looked back at the newspaper. “Well, I still can’t believe the police haven’t caught up with them.”

    “They’re a crafty bunch,” commented Clair. After a brief moment of silence, she said, “Hey, come to think of it, Team Nova hasn’t caused any major trouble since Kenny got hurt, and it’s been a couple days since then. What do you think they’re up to?”

    Eli shrugged. “They’re probably causing trouble in other places. I'd imagine this tiny little island is the least of their problems.”

    “Actually,” added Duosion, “There hasn’t been anything about them in the news since that Silph Co. fiasco.”

    “Yeah, that is weird,” Eli continued. “And Kenny’s still here on the island, so you’d think they’d be making sure he doesn’t mess up any more of their plans. Unless… they’re already doing something else important? More important than Kenny, even?”

    “I don’t like the sound of that,” Clair responded. “I hope Kenny gets better soon so we can get off this island as soon as possible.”

    As if in response to Clair’s comment, the door of the motel swung open. Everyone in the room looked in the doorway. A familiar person stood there. It was Kenny! But he was clearly frowning. Everyone just assumed he was frowning because he missed everyone so much.

    “Kenny!” Clair squealed. She sprang off the bed and ran straight up to Kenny. She wrapped her arms around him hard enough to strangle him, but he just continued frowning.

    “Well, look who’s here!” Duosion said as he put down his newspaper. “You look like you need some rest. Why don’t you lie down for a bit?” Duosion then used his telekinetic powers to lift Kenny off the ground and gently put him down on one of the motel beds. He was frowning the entire time.

    “Kenny! You’re back already? That’s amazing!” Eli went over to him. “Did you know that we tried to challenge the ice gym in this town while you were in the hospital? We lost, of course, since you weren’t there to help us. Are you ready to beat the ice gym and show that stupid Pola who’s boss?” Kenny didn’t react at all.

    A long, awkward silence ensued. Everyone looked at Kenny as he continued to incessantly frown. “…Kenny?” Clair cautiously said, “Is something wrong?”

    Kenny finally said something. “Did you guys take my pokemon with you to keep them safe?”

    Clair and Eli were puzzled that he would ask a question like that all of a sudden. “Uh… no, I don’t think so,” replied Eli. “We let all your pokemon out of their balls to rest with you, but we left them in your room.”

    Kenny said, “The doctor told me that she put all my pokemon back in their balls, since pets weren’t allowed in the hospital.”

    “Oh,” said Clair. “Sorry about that. But why would you think that we have your pokemon now?”

    Kenny replied by looking down at his belt. There were six spaces for poke balls on it, but there were no balls.

    “…What the flesh?” Eli slowly said.

    “When I woke up, all my pokemon were gone.”

    Everyone was simply in shock at this. Even Duosion was speechless. “So they were kidnapped while you were sleeping?” inferred Clair.

    “That’s the only thing it could be.”

    Eli thought fast. “In that case, we’ve got to tell the police department or something! We can’t just let someone get away with stealing your pokemon!”

    Kenny wouldn’t stop frowning. “Okay,” he flatly replied.

    Eli and Clair started to gather their things as quickly as they could. They rushed out the door at top speed, dragging the depressed Kenny along with them. Finally, they burst through the motel door and started running out into the town. Before they got very far, their way was blocked by an all-too-familiar man wearing a black pinstripe jacket. In his hands were two regular poke balls and two golden balls.

    “Well, hello!” greeted Oberon graciously. “Long time no see, am I right? It’s just great to see you all!”

    “Oberon?!” Eli exclaimed in disgust. “Well, at least we know where Kenny’s pokemon went. It certainly could have been worse.”

    “Shut up, kid!” hissed Oberon. “All of this was part of my elaborate scheme to stop Kenny from ruining Team Nova's plans!”

    “Even the part where you almost killed him?” cried Clair. “You’re sick!”

    “Calm down, girl,” said Oberon. “That was actually a complete accident, courtesy of my careless grunts. The elaborate scheme was inspired by that little incident.”

    “Well then, if your ‘elaborate scheme’ is so magnificent, why don’t you tell us about it?” Eli said.

    “Now, that wouldn’t be very wise at all, would it?” chuckled Oberon. “Anyway, now that I have Kenny’s pokemon, not only have I prevented you from ruining my future plans for Team Nova, but I can also destroy anybody who gets in my way!”

    “What are you talking about?” spat Eli. “If you think you’re gonna use Kenny’s pokemon in battle, think again. They’d never obey you!”

    “Maybe you should think again!” Oberon laughed. “Trapinch, why don’t you demonstrate for me?” Oberon put away all the poke balls in his hand except for a single golden one. He threw it out in the air and a flash of light ensued, followed by Trapinch’s body appearing on the ground. It ferociously snapped in the air so hard and angrily that everyone half-expected foam to start coming out of its mouth. On its head was a round, metal object like a helmet. Wires came out of it from all different angles.

    “What the heck is that?” inquired Eli, referring to the strange helmet on Trapinch’s head.

    “I’m glad you asked!” Oberon heartily replied. He walked over to Trapinch’s and knelt down, tapping the helmet. “This is the latest invention of Team Nova: the mind control helmet! When one is placed on a pokemon’s head, it is forced into submission and will follow our commands only!”

    Upon seeing his Trapinch under the control of the most evil man he knew, Kenny snapped out of his depression and shouted. “Trapinch! Come over here!” Trapinch looked at Kenny curiously for a second, then immediately growled and snapped its massive jaws at him.

    “Why, you…” growled Kenny.

    “Kenny, calm down!” comforted Eli. “It’s not his fault, it’s Oberon’s fault! I’ll battle Oberon and get all your pokemon back, okay? I’m sorry that I have to hurt your pokemon, but we have no choice!”

    Kenny grunted and crossed his arms, not saying another word. “I guess that’s a yes.” Eli the reached down at his belt and pulled off a poke ball. “Okay, Oberon,” Eli confidently declared, “I’ll accept your challenge and beat you! Come on, let’s go!”

    “You’re going to battle me? Ha!” Oberon taunted. “We’ll see about that. With Kenny’s pokemon, nobody can beat me now! Come on, hit us with your best shot!”

    “Maybe I will.” Eli stepped back and threw his poke ball high into the air. “Gastrodon, I choose you!” From out of the poke ball, Gastrodon fell on the ground and looked at the enemy Trapinch.

    “A type advantage, eh?” Oberon mused. “All right, then, I can handle that! Trapinch, use your Sand Tomb!”

    “Gastrodon, quick, hit it with Water Pulse!”

    Trapinch, somehow moving faster than ever, started stomping on the ground and roaring. Its fury summoned a swirling vortex of sand directly underneath Gastrodon.

    “Oh, by the way, did I forget to mention?” commented Oberon. “The mind control helmets also make my pokemon stronger and faster! How do you like that?”

    Gastrodon was dragged into the sand and started spinning around in the pit, but as it spun around, it stuck its head up in the air and shot out rings of water from its mouth. These rings were able to travel through the air and splash all over Trapinch. Due to Trapinch’s unfortunate type disadvantage, it immediately fainted when the attack hit.

    “Fast and powerful, eh?” taunted Eli. “I may not be a scientist, but it looks to me like the helmets also drain your pokemon’s energy faster.”

    Oberon moaned as he withdrew Trapinch, but quickly took out another ball. “Okay, Primeape, smash their heads in!” Once the poke ball opened up, Kenny’s Primeape stood on the ground, wearing a helmet identical to the one Trapinch had. However, it was acting very much out of character. Its eyes were completely bloodshot and it jumped up and down, snorting furiously.

    “Oh, God,” mused Eli, “Primeape is already freakishly powerful, and I don’t want to know what it’s like powered up by Oberon’s stupid machine. I better take out Hoothoot, since it has a type advantage.” Eli took out Gastrodon’s poke ball to return it. Gastrodon was still swirling around in the pit of sand. Eli pressed the button on the ball, causing the red beam to come out of it. However, when the beam hit Gastrodon, nothing happened. The poke ball remained silent and Gastrodon continued spinning uncontrollably.

    “Hey, why can’t I withdraw my Gastrodon?” complained Eli. Then it struck him. “Ohh…”

    “That’s right!” called out Oberon. “Not only does Trapinch have the Arena Trap ability, but your pokemon is also stuck in its Sand Tomb!”

    Eli decided to try battling with Gastrodon instead. “All right, Gastrodon, try Muddy water!”

    “Primeape, Cross Chop!”

    Primeape roared and began to run forward. Its arms were crossed, ready to lash out at Gastrodon. However, Gastrodon had already started its attack. It started spewing brown water out of its mouth, but since it was stuck in the swirling sand, it couldn’t aim properly. The stream of dirty water went everywhere, causing Trapinch’s Sand Tomb to fill up with mud. Eventually the ground was so viscous that it stopped moving altogether, now a giant swamp with Gastrodon still stuck in it. Primeape jumped up in the air and flew straight for Gastrodon, but it made a slight miscalculation due to the previously moving sand and instead it flew headfirst into the mud.

    “Gah!” Oberon complained, on the verge of pulling his hair out. “Primeape, do something!”

    “All right, Gastrodon,” Eli said calmly, “Now finish that Primeape with Surf!”

    Gastrodon caused a gigantic wave to build up out of seemingly nowhere. A massive wall of water crashed down on the giant pit of mud, hitting Primeape. When the water filled up the pit, the mud became so thin that it was nearly the consistency of water. Now, instead of a giant sand pit or a giant mud pit, there was a giant dirty lake in the middle of the battlefield. Gastrodon floated to the surface of the water and sat there. A moment later, Primeape floated to the top as well, soaked to the skin. It seemed to be unconscious.

    “WHAT?” screamed Oberon in exasperation. “That Primeape was really strong! Oh well, I still have your other pokemon!” Oberon returned Primeape and stowed away the ball, then pulled out yet another one. He tossed it in the air while yelling, “Rotom! Go!” The tiny orange plasma pokemon levitated over the ground, its large metal helmet fitting awkwardly on its pointed head.

    “Oh, not you too, Rotom!” sighed Kenny. “After all we’ve been through!”

    “Don’t worry about it, Kenny!” reassured Eli. “Gastrodon can take care of this! Gastrodon, try Muddy Water!”

    Oberon commanded, “Rotom, finish him off with Shadow Ball.”

    Rotom’s blistering speed allowed it to go first. Its eyes turned an eerie shade of red as it formed a gigantic black orb of energy between its appendages. It then launched this orb straight at Gastrodon, who was still floating on the water. Gastrodon’s sluggish speed kept it from avoiding the attack, so it took it head-on. The ball exploded on Gastrodon, causing it to sway back and forth in the water. It attempted to execute its Muddy Water attack, but it could only belch up a miniscule amount of mud before it toppled over on its side.

    “Aww, man!” exclaimed Eli when he withdrew Gastrodon. “I guess I better try another pokemon…”

    “Hold on, Peach Cake!” Clair called out as she ran up to Eli. “Let me take care of this one. My Gastly’s ghost-type moves can beat Rotom.”

    After some deliberation, Eli agreed. “Sure, all right.” Eli stepped back with Kenny to watch the battle. “Oh, that reminds me. Hoothoot might like to see this.” Eli hastily grabbed a poke ball off his belt and opened it up, causing Hoothoot to materialize in the air. It rapidly flapped its tiny wings and landed comfortably on Eli’s shoulder, carefully watching the battle.

    “Oh, the little girl’s going to battle me now?” taunted Oberon. “I’m gonna go easy on you, just so you don’t cry too much, okay?”

    “Shut up!” screamed Clair, her face turning red. “Gastly, teach him some manners!” Clair tossed out Gastly’s poke ball with all her might, causing it to burst open and reveal the gaseous pokemon on the field. It let out a deep chuckle at the sight of its tiny opponent. Gastly spread out its body to make itself look more intimidating. However, Rotom’s resolute expression remained intact.

    “Gastly, hit that Rotom with Shadow Ball!”

    “Rotom, use your own Shadow Ball!”

    Following their trainers’ orders, both Gastly and Rotom formed eerie balls of dark energy in front of them. Simultaneously, they launched the blobs at each other with great grunts of effort. The balls sailed through the air directly towards each other. However, due to the influence of the mind control helmet, Rotom’s attack traveled through the air much faster. The Shadow Balls collided and spectacularly exploded very close to Gastly. Rotom cackled madly as it watched the dark energy dissipate, revealing Gastly slowly floating to the ground.

    “No! Gastly!” cried Clair, but to no avail. Gastly continued floating to the ground.

    Clair frowned as she began taking our Gastly’s poke ball to return it. However, everyone was stunned by a bright flash of white light. Shielding her eyes, Clair looked on as Gastly’s amorphous body started to glow tremendously. “Yes!” squealed Clair in excitement. The round, white form of Gastly began to change shape. Giant spikes protruded from its round body and two hands formed in front of it. Suddenly, the white glow exploded into the air and disappeared. Before everyone, a completely new pokemon floated in place. It was purple all over with triangular eyes and a wide mouth. Two disembodied hands floated in front of it, enveloped by an odd red glow.

    “Haunter, the gas pokemon, and the evolved form of Gastly,” Clair’s pokedex explained without warning. “Because its body is made of gas, it can slip through any obstacle. It uses its long tongue to steal the life force from its victims.”

    “Sweet!” exclaimed Clair joyously. “My Gastly evolved! Now we’re unstoppable!”

    “This will not impede my plans!” Oberon stated. “Rotom can still defeat your Haunter without breaking a sweat! Rotom, finish it with another Shadow Ball!”

    “Quick, Haunter, use Hypnosis!”

    Rotom started gathering another dark ball of energy in front of it. On the other side of the field, Haunter moved its hands around hypnotically and its eyes began to glow ominously. When Rotom was ready to aim its attack, it looked straight at Haunter’s eyes. Upon making eye contact, Rotom’s Shadow Ball promptly dissolved into the air and the plasma pokemon fell into a deep sleep.

    “No! Rotom, wake up!” screamed Oberon. Despite his incredibly annoying protests, Rotom remained fast asleep.

    Ready to issue her commands, Clair said, “Now, Haunter, try your… huh?”

    Haunter started its own attack without prompt. Its eyes glowed bright pink as it floated over to the sleeping Rotom. Haunter extended its floating hand and placed it right next to Rotom’s forehead. Pink energy started flowing out of Rotom’s body and straight into Haunter’s mouth.

    “Whoa!” exclaimed Kenny. “Is that a Dream Eater attack? I’ve never seen one before. That’s pretty freaky…”

    Haunter’s body faintly sparkled when it finished its attack. It snickered when the attack was done.

    “Awesome, you learned a new attack!” congratulated Clair. “And now your health’s restored, too! Great work! Now, finish off that Rotom with a Shadow Ball!”

    More than happy to oblige, Haunter swirled its ghostly hands around, forming a black orb in front of it. It then extended its hands, causing the Shadow Ball to sail through the air at great speed. The ball violently struck Rotom, causing it to wake up in great pain. Haunter burst out in maniacal laugher when it saw the attack hit. Rotom, completely deprived of energy, slowly floated to the ground, unable to battle.

    “GRR!” growled Oberon furiously. “You may have beat Kenny’s pokemon, but I still have one left! I’ve been saving this one for the grand finale!” Oberon slowly procured a sparkling, gold poke ball from his jacket pocket.

    “Oh, crapple,” gasped Eli.

    “Dang it, I forgot about that one!” yelled Clair.

    Oberon chuckled as he threw the ball way up high in the air. “Gyarados, destroy!” When the ball burst open, the massive red serpent flew through the sky and sailed down to the ground. It had a metal helmet identical to the other pokemons’ helmets on its head. It opened up its gaping mouth and roared furiously, sending a massive cloud of fetid breath at the group.

    Kenny spoke to his Gyarados when it saw him. “Gyarados, don’t you remember me? I’m your trainer! Kenny!” In response, Gyarados simply snorted and turned itself around, flinging its massive tail at Kenny’s body. He ducked out of the way, narrowly avoiding the attack so that he didn’t have to go back to the hospital. “Yeah, I guess he remembers me.”

    “Okay, Haunter!” reassured Clair. “Don’t be intimidated! We can take this guy!” Haunter seemed a little bit disheartened upon seeing the massively huge pokemon in front of it. “Haunter! Try using Hypnosis!”

    Oberon calmly ordered, “Gyarados, use Bite.”

    Haunter’s eyes started glowing again as it spun around, attempting to put the furious Gyarados to sleep. However, Gyarados was able to completely avoid Haunter’s gaze. It opened its gaping maw and flew straight down at Haunter, then clamped its jaws down on it. Despite Haunter’s gaseous consistency, it was brutally injured from the attack. It cried out in pain as its body slowly drifted out of Gyarados’s mouth and it floated to the ground, not making a move.

    “Aww…” complained Clair after returning her pokemon. “Oh, well, I think Gyarados is weak to rock-type moves, so I better try using Lunatone.” She reached down at her belt and pulled out a great ball.

    “But Lunatone is weak to Gyarados’s Bite attack!” protested Eli. “Not only that, but it also has poor defense!”

    “I don’t have much of a choice,” replied Clair sadly. She tossed the ball out and unenthusiastically called out, “Lunatone, I choose you.” The emotionless meteorite pokemon levitated in the air, not revealing any reaction to the massive Gyarados that flew before it.

    “Lunatone, use Ancientpower.”

    “Gyarados, use Bite again!”

    Gyarados roared and started flying straight at the opponent. Lunatone, however, was starting its own attack. A couple of glowing rocks appeared in the air around it, and then rocketed themselves forward. As Gyarados was flying, all these rocks struck it directly in the face, causing it to cry out. However, it was still able to battle, so it flew forward and clamped its jaws down on Lunatone’s rock-hard body. Clair could only guess that Lunatone was in terrible pain as the glow of its eyes began to fade. When Gyarados released the meteorite pokemon from its grip, Lunatone’s eyes turned completely black and it immediately fell to the ground, like a machine that turned itself off.

    “Darn it,” Clair said miserably. She withdrew Lunatone to its great ball immediately. “Well, Jigglypuff has Rollout, so I guess that’s the next thing I should try…” She then took Jigglypuff’s poke ball off her belt.

    “Hoot! Hoot!” exclaimed Eli’s pokemon from his shoulder.

    “What’s the matter, Hoothoot?” inquired Eli.

    Without another thought, Hoothoot started flapping its feeble wings. The baby pokemon bravely flew right up to Gyarados’s head and perched on top of it. The enraged Gyarados looked as if it was about to rip Hoothoot’s head off any second.

    “Hoothoot! What are you doing?!” cried Eli, fearing for the safety of his pokemon.

    However, Hoothoot didn’t respond and instead opened its tiny beak as wide as it could. It then grabbed on to Gyarados’s head with its beak, pulling with all its might. Gyarados unexpectedly took on a look of sheer terror. Its eyes contorted into an expression of pure fear. It howled in pain and started flailing its entire body around with Hoothoot miraculously holding on by its beak. After a while, Gyarados couldn’t take it anymore. It stopped flailing, completely exhausted of energy, and fell to the ground with a magnificent crash. Its body stopped moving completely after this, knocked out by Hoothoot. The owl pokemon simply ruffled its feathers and left a white glob dripping down Gyarados’s face.

    “Oh my God.” Eli was completely in shock. “Did my Hoothoot just single-handedly defeat Kenny’s Gyarados?”

    “Well, to be fair, my Lunatone weakened it with Ancientpower,” added Clair.

    Kenny chimed in, “I guess Mirror Move gave Hoothoot the power of Gyarados’s Bite attack.”

    Hoothoot flapped its wings and started flying back over to Eli. It perched on his shoulder and chirped happily.

    “Wow…” said Eli, at a loss for words. “That was the most incredible thing I’ve ever seen. Great job, Hoothoot.” He stroked Hoothoot’s feathers soothingly and it chirped in response. It then started cleaning its feathers as if nothing had happened.

    “He’s a pretty modest one, isn’t he?” Kenny commented.

    Everyone nearly forgot about Oberon, who practically had steam coming out of his ears. He returned Gyarados to its gold poke ball. Kenny walked forward up to Oberon and held out his hand. “You lost the battle, Oberon. Now give me back my pokemon.”

    Oberon didn’t react. A brief silence ensued, followed by some chuckling. “I may have lost the battle, but I still have your pokemon. And even better, I know that the mind control helmets work, so I can now use them for their true purpose. So long, kid.” With that, Oberon turned around on his heel and started to walk away.

    Kenny, completely enraged, was ready to give chase. However, he didn’t have to; someone else was already giving chase. From around the corner of a building, like a streak of light, an orange figure ran straight toward Oberon at full speed. To everyone’s amazement, it was none other than Kenny’s Floatzel!

    Oberon looked at the pokemon. “So that’s why I only got four poke balls!” he realized.

    Before he could even attempt to get away, Floatzel ran forward and grabbed onto Oberon’s leg with its fangs. “OWWW!” exclaimed Oberon in great pain. He shook his leg, trying to dislodge the bothersome pokemon, but Floatzel held on tight. It then let go and jumped up to Oberon’s abdomen, ripping a gaping hole in his pinstripe suit. From out of the hole, two regular poke balls and two golden balls spilled onto the ground. Floatzel let go of Oberon and allowed him to run away. “You haven’t seen the last of me!” he shouted back at the group as he limped away, disappearing behind a building.

    “Wow, Floatzel!” Kenny exclaimed happily as he walked over to go gather his poke balls. Floatzel purred happily as it rubbed against Kenny’s leg. “I’m so glad to see you! I was really worried when you ran off a while ago.”

    In response to Kenny’s comment, Floatzel reached its hand behind its floatation sac and pulled out a red box with a screen on it.

    “Hey, that’s my pokedex! That must be why you ran away earlier,” observed Kenny. He took it and tried turning it on. It worked perfectly. “Wow, I expected it to break from being underwater, but I guess not. Thanks a lot, Floatzel!” Floatzel continued to purr.

    Eli looked slightly troubled. “I don’t mean to ruin this great moment, but did you hear when Oberon said he can use the mind control helmets for their ‘true purpose’ now?”

    “Man, I knew those Team Nova freaks were up to something!” interjected Clair.

    “In that case, should we follow Oberon and see what his plans are?” suggested Eli.

    Kenny spoke up. “Well, I don’t know about you guys, but I’m really itching to do a gym battle. And who knows the next time we’ll have the opportunity to come back to this island? I say we stay here and beat the gym, then we go foil Team Nova’s plans. Sound good?”

    “All right, fine,” agreed Eli. “Just because I want to see that stupid Pola lose.”

    “I second that!” said Clair.

    The three of them, followed by Duosion (who had been engrossed in his newspaper this whole time), walked down the street heading for the pokemon center. As they walked, Kenny wondered what was so bad about some gym leader that made Eli and Clair despise her so much.
    Last edited by Gelatino95; 25th September 2011 at 5:34 PM.

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