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    Quote Originally Posted by jolteonjak View Post
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    ~Adventure Path~


    Charminions: Pigkey’s brief absence turned out to be a blessing in disguise, because when she returned she brought you a Pecha Berry. You realize she did this, knowing that species is known for the possibility of having the ability, Poison Point. Osage returns to the fray after ingesting the berry, and it starts to take effect.

    On your command Osage inhales a lot of air to fill his lungs. He exhales immediately after blowing frosty air at Nidoran. Within his breath is small shards of ice which pelt the Poison Pin Pokémon for strong damage. She steps back and shakes herself off recovering relatively quickly. At the same time Pigkey charges in with her fist charged with electricity. With a thunderous boom, the Mankey punches Nidoran, and she falls back a few yards.

    Not willing to give up the Poison Pin Pokemon plots revenge. As Osage charges his Ice energy, and before Pigkey can spring into action, she retaliates. Without needing any charge time, Pigkey jumps at Nidoran paws ready to attack; but before that can happen, Nidoran speaks with a smile, “Nidoran, nido nido ran nido.” Whatever she said seems to have had some effect on Pigkey. She blushes at the flattery paid to her, and instead of attacking her, she attacks a nearby tree, swiping at it with fury. Turning her attention to Osage, she bats her eyes seductively and giggles. While Osage successfully launches a beam of ice energy, the attack isn’t as strong as it should be due to being captivated. The beam hits her and knocks her down again. A little patch of ice forms on her back, but it isn’t enough to completely immobilize her.

    Pigkey picks up another stone, and she attempts to smack Nidoran down. However, when she throws the stone it bounces off the larger rock it hit and hits her in the face, knocking her on her back. With Pigkey sufficiently distracted and confused, Nidoran concentrates her attacks on Osage once more. Charging in closer, Nidoran turns around lifts her hind legs, attempting to kick Osage with both legs for double the power.

    What will you do?
    Ready to take down the foe standing in their way, Pigkey and Osage prepare themselves as they hear Charm's orders. Osage starts first, breathing out a chilly blast of wind and ice that deals some nice damage to the Nidoran (F). The Nidoran recovers from the blow, however, but is soon met with a Thunder Punch delivered by Viola's Mankey. The blow sends the Nidoran back a couple yards and definitely leaves Charm impressed by Viola's Pokemon.

    "Alright, we got her on the ropes now," Charm noted. But the Poison Pin Pokemon wasn't done yet. As Pigkey charges at the Nidoran, the wild Pokemon says with a smile, “Nidoran, nido nido ran nido.” It apparently severly confused the Mankey, who blushes and then runs off to a tree and gives it a Fury Swipes. The Nidoran then turns her attention back to Osage, trying to Captivate him as he releases a beam of ice. The Ice Beam knocks her down and forms a patch of ice on her back, but it wasn't as strong as it could be due to the captivation.

    Still trying to follow her orders, Pigkey picks up a stone, ready to Smack Down the Nidoran again. But when she throws it, it merely bounces off another rock and smacks into her head. Pigkey obviously won't be paying attention for the time being, so the Nidoran charges at Osage once again, preparing a Double Kick.

    "This is not good," Charm notes. He thinks it over for a second then orders, "Osage, as she comes in, meet her Double Kick with an Ice Punch. Then boost up with Swords Dance and strike with Shadow Claw. Pigkey, I'll let you chill for this round so you can snap out of your funk."

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    TutorX: The lakeside battle continues on. The confused Qwilfish, not confused about its anger though, launches itself hoping to tackle Zoomer. Luckily for it, it fought through its confusion and like a wrecking ball, it crashes into Zoomer knocking him off his feet. Zoomer flies back a few feet and lands on the ground. Qwilfish shakes off the rest of its confusion, and proceeds to continue the battle.

    Zoomer gets back on his feet and prepares a counter attack. The horn on his head begins to flash, and a beam fires from it also flashing like his horn, like a traffic signal. The beam blasts Qwilfish for some damage, and it shakes its body again. The Balloon Pokemon inflates itself in order to launch a steady stream of bubbles like a beam at Zoomer. The bubbles knock Zoomer back for some good damage, but that's all they do. Zoomer immediately responds to Qwilfish's bubbles with creating a trap. But before anything can happen, Qwilfish shouts incredibly loudly, breaking Zoomer's concentration, astonishing him from performing his next attack. Zoomer shakes off the fright and begins to concentrate again. His horn glows a vibrant green, which summons some strands of grass to form a knot around Qwilfish locking it in place. Qwilfish struggles to move but the binding keeps it where it is snugly.

    "Now is your chance to attack it!" the boy yells from behind you.

    With some quick thinking, Qwilfish exhales the air it stored in its body, minimizing its body size, allowing it to escape from its grass binding. Once cleared, Qwilfish resumes its normal size. The Balloon Pokemon looks like it's even angrier now, and it seems to be planning something.

    What will you do?


    Niles flinches as Zoomer gets hit by the stream of bubbles, he hates seeing Zoomer getting hurt. Niles was ready to charge at the qwilfish again, he wasn't gonna let his Ralts take all these hits, when he was stopped by the Pokemon making a loud screeching noise. This also caused Zoomer to hesitate. As Niles steadies himself Zoomer traps the Qwilfish in a knot of grass. The injured boy screams in gleeful excitement as it is caught, but it quickly makes itself smaller and escapes the trap. It then returns to it's normal size and glares at Zoomer. Niles focuses for a second and tries to figure out a what to do next.

    "Niles distract the Qwilfish with a Growl!" Niles commanded. Zoomer nods and starts to scream "Now use confusion to slam it into a tree and hold it onto there with a Grass Knot." Niles was running out of ideas, he really wasn't use to thinking things through this much. He just hoped Zoomer could win this, this fish looks really angry.


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    Quote Originally Posted by jolteonjak View Post
    Eyrie Peak

    ~Adventure Path~

    OkikuMew: While adventuring through the wooded area of Adventure Path, you imagine what different types of Pokemon could be around and available for you to capture. You approach a cabin in the distance you spotted earlier hoping to get some tips. Getting closer to the cabin, you suddenly hear a man ordering his Scyther to use Cut. The Mantis Pokemon readies its attack and executes.

    Relying on instincts you immediately react and order Max to dodge. The Scyther's cut attack slashes right through a tree, and it begins to fall, towards you. The man who ordered the Scyther's attack jumps out from behind another tree as it slowly tips over and pushes you out of the way just before it could fall on you. He, on the other hand, was not so fortunate. The tree tips over landing on the man's leg. "My leg!" the man yells loudly. Immediately his Scyther rushes to his side. "Scyther," he speaks in between howls of pain, "I want you to use cut on the tree on one side of my leg, then the other."

    The Scyther nods and prepares its attack. The first slice cuts clean through liberating the root end from the rest of the tree. Scyther takes another moment to focus, and the second slice also cuts through the on the other side of the man's leg. Only a small log remained on his leg, which he was able to nudge off. He tries to stand, but any weight he puts on his injured leg results in screaming pain. "Please," he says to you, sounding a little weak. "Please help me to my cabin."

    A little hesitant at first, you grab one of the man's arms; afterall, he did save you. Scyther pokes its head through his armpit. With the two of you propping the man up, you all slowly walk up to the cabin. You enter the cabin, and Scyther directs you to the man's bed. You get him on his bed sitting up. "Thank you," he says. "And are you alright?" The man leans over to look at his injury. Touching anywhere below his knee sends pain throughout his body. "I hope it's not broken," he sighs. "It's a long way to a hospital."

    By now you've spotted the man's work space, and you see what appear to be large white berries cut in half and hollowed out. You also see some other various tools on the bench. You look back at the man, who has now stopped fussing over his injury and is now watching you. "You may recognize what those are. They're White Apricorns," he explains. "My name is Andersen, and my Scyther and I are from Ecruteak City in the Johto region. I worked under Kurt's teachings for many years, learning the art of Apricorn Pokeball crafting. We came to Eyrie Peak for a vacation, when we discovered numerous Apricorn trees over at Posy Field. I decided to take up residence in the area to produce Pokeballs of my own to sell at the resorts here. I was getting ready to make some Fast Balls when I began running low on firewood. So Scyther and me went to the woods to gather some," he says wincing, "and you know the rest."

    You look at Andersen and at his leg. You can tell his ankle is swollen. "After this batch, I was heading back out to Posy Field to collect some more Apricorns. The trees should have one ripe Apricorn on each of them." He tries to stand, but his ankle won't support his weight. "Looks like I won't be able to make the trip. Son of a Pichu! I promised the Island Port city three dozen Pokeballs by the end of the month. At this rate, I'll only have two dozen ready." Anderson looks at you, "I don't suppose you would be able to go in my place, would you?"

    Andersen hops over to his bookcase and grabs a map. "See here, Posy Field is not far from here at all," he explains pointing to a spot on the map showing flat green space a little ways up the mountain. "It should only take a couple of hours to get there. What do you think?"

    What will you do?
    As I gladly predicted correctly, the Scyther's target wasn't my Poochyena: it was simply a tree. But not any tree: the one right in front of me... and falling towards me! As much as Max barks at me to warn me of the danger and wanted to move out of the way, my body just stays frozen. But all of a sudden, a man (the bug's trainer, I presume) pushes me out of the away and... Oh my goodness! I thought for a second the tree was going to fall completely on him, but it thankfully lands only on his leg. He then orders his mantis Pokémon to cut off the tree on him, then after the Scyther's deed was done, the man asks me to help him bring him to his cabin, which I accept to do and put him on his bed when we got in there.

    Thank you," he says, "and are you alright?"

    "I'm the one who should thank you, and ask you if you're alright! But yes, I'm fine."

    "I hope it's not broken," he sighs as he looks and presses on his injured leg. "It's a long way to a hospital."

    I hold my teeth together tightly, finding the situation very unfortunate. Not knowing what to say, I look around his cabin and I see a whole bunch of tools hanging around a big barrel-full of apricorns, which Max sniffs it out of curiosity.

    "You may recognize what those are. They're White Apricorns," he explains.

    "Yeah, I do," I nod, "I had a red one not long ago."

    "My name is Andersen, and my Scyther and I are from Ecruteak City in the Johto region. I worked under Kurt's teachings for many years, learning the art of Apricorn Pokeball crafting."

    "Kurt... hmmm, his name does ring a bell," I think aloud.

    "We came to Eyrie Peak for a vacation, when we discovered numerous Apricorn trees over at Posy Field. I decided to take up residence in the area to produce Pokeballs of my own to sell at the resorts here. I was getting ready to make some Fast Balls when I began running low on firewood. So Scyther and me went to the woods to gather some," he winces a bit, "and you know the rest."

    "Heh, yeah..." I look over his leg, worried about it but too shy to say anything more.

    "After this batch, I was heading back out to Posy Field to collect some more Apricorns. The trees should have one ripe Apricorn on each of them." He tries to stand, but he's too weak to do so. "Looks like I won't be able to make the trip. Son of a Pichu! I promised the Island Port city three dozen Pokeballs by the end of the month. At this rate, I'll only have two dozen ready." Anderson looks at me, "I don't suppose you would be able to go in my place, would you?"

    Anderson wobbles to a bookcase and pulls out of it a map. "See here, Posy Field is not far from here at all," he points a flat green space a little ways up the mountain on the map. "It should only take a couple of hours to get there. What do you think?"

    I look over Max, which is staring at me, and both of us nod at the same time.

    "Of course I'll do it! It's the least I could do, especially since it's kind of my fault you're in this situation..."

    Max barks in agreement.

    "Plus, we might find something interesting for ourselves there, being a new trainer and all."
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    When dealing with Berry-thieving Beedrill, you needed to have a good sense of teamwork, and so far you, your Pokemon, and a Teddiursa had it. Your Heracross, not so much, but you told him you had something special in mind for him depending on how this next volley of attacks turned out. And you were just about to find out how the battle would continue.

    The Beedrill had suffered considerably on their side already, but they were ready to launch their counterattack, starting with the first Beedrill, the one who had fallen for the Teddiursa’s tricks. It wanted to get back at Teddiursa hard, so it turns to using two good thrusts with its stingers for its signature Twineedle attack. Both jabs hit her for some decent damage, but luckily no poison was injected. The second one attacks Cyndaquil again, this time preferring a Poison Sting attack from a distance; the father away it was from those flames on his back, the better. The last one had been observing the battle, but it was now time to get into the fray, attacking your Numel, who had not been attacked yet, with its own Twineedle. Thanks to Numel’s resistance, it didn’t deal a lot of damage, and he avoided getting poisoned too. Cyndaquil then focused his Extrasensory powers toward the weakened Beedrill’s mind, but in his attempt he strained a little too much and the attack misfired, though he avoided dealing damage to himself. That’s when Teddiursa smelled something… ooh, the Beedrill that attacked her has honey dripping down its torso. That’s probably a good excuse to latch on to the Poison Bee and Lick it, right? The unfortunate Beedrill screams out with a shiver down its spine as Teddiursa steals the honey from its body (it was saving that honey for later!), causes extreme discomfort, and deals a little damage to it, all in one. Meanwhile, Numel started to realize he was taking damage and Curled himself into a ball to Defend himself from future attacks.

    Having been deceived and assaulted, it was about time to take some revenge, and now that Beedrill was able to inspect its cute attacker, the Bug knew just how to get it. It gave Teddiursa a hug with its stinger arms and started nibbling into the Little Bear until its mouth found the Pecha Berry Teddiursa had stashed in her fur and Bit into it in earnest. It was so nice of Teddiursa to save that poison-curing Berry just so a Poison-type like Beedrill could eat it. The berry tasted pretty sweet too! At the same time, Teddiursa definitely didn’t want any more honey from this bug. She screamed and squirmed to try to get away from it, but your Pokemon were a little preoccupied with the other two Beedrill to rescue her. While Cyndaquil was hit by Twineedle, though avoided the poison, Numel became the victim of his Beedrill’s Fury Attack, getting hit three times, two of those hits getting Numel in some more sensitive places. Cyndaquil then notices Teddiursa under attack and summons multiple orbs of Ice energy, sending them straight at the Beedrill for solid damage. The Beedrill shrieks in pain as it lets go of the Teddiursa, who now has fire in her eyes instead of water. In her Fury, she jumps at the Beedrill’s face and gets five good Swipes, each hit dealing minor damage, but they add up. Meanwhile, Numel finds that the Beedrill that attacked him is close enough to bowl over with his Rollout attack, clipping it by the side.

    The three Beedrill each have about the same amount of energy, but out of all three of them, the one that has been locking horns with Teddiursa has taken the most damage; one or two good special attacks would finish it off. The other two have about twice as much health as the first one. Numel has the most health and should be the most protected against the Beedrill’s attacks, whereas Teddiursa and Cyndaquil each have about 20% less health than Numel. Numel has the least amount of energy but is still above 60% energy, with Teddiursa having about as much energy and Cyndaquil with the most energy out of all the combatants.

    What will Chad do?

    As the battle continued, Heracross scanned the area wary of the fourth Beedrill, and at the same time he really wanted some battle action. He watched as one of the Beedrill attacked the little Teddiursa with both of its needles, and then she proceeded to begin using some Ghostly energy to lick the same Beedrill, which it did not at all like. He saw one from a distance firing a poisonous quill at Cyndaquil. He got worried watching Cyndaquil taking damage, but that concern happily went away when he saw Cyndaquil fire back using his psychic powers. Finally he spotted Numel, curled up in a ball, which he found strange for some reason. He wondered why he wasn't attacking, and then he noticed Numel starting to roll towards one of the nearby Beedrill. Now it made sense to him. Overall, Heracross was pleased with his teammates' progress, and he thought the Teddiursa was doing a good job too. Still, he really wanted to get involved. He looked at Chad, who was gritting his teeth.

    Chad felt a little powerless. His two Fire-types were in the middle of battle against Bug-types; however, he knew he couldn't use any of their Fire-type attacks. It was too much of a risk to set the entire forest on fire, and he did not want to deal with those consequences again. 'Still, maybe if they can get the Beedrill in close to them they could use Fire without the whole place catching fire,' he thought to himself. "Ok, Numel, use Ancientpower on the Beedrill you've been attacking," the first of the attack orders came. As Chad ordered Numel, he came up with an idea. "Cyndaquil, watch Numel; Mimic the Ancientpower, and then you use Ancientpower on your Beedrill!" He looked around smiling, and he noticed Heracross itching to get involved. "Numel, once you use Ancientpower, wait for a Beedrill to come after you, and then come over here!"

    Chad turned to Heracross, who was now pretty interested in what was happening. "Heracross, listen up, we don't have much time," he said to the Singlehorn. When Numel and the Beedrill get here, I want you to throw Numel at the Beedrill. I'll then have Numel use Rollout while he flies at the Beedrill." Heracross nodded and swung his arms around as if to stretch out. Chad waited, hoping things would work out. He knew that when Numel returned to him he would only have seconds to tell Numel when to use Rollout.



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    Default Adventures in Astoria by Dark Searchman, Part 8

    Whew, sorry for being so slow with these updates guys! I'm finally back from another vacay in Idaho, and I'm ready to head back into it, so... let's head back into it!

    Megh, you were a lot of fun to torment, and I wish you continued the adventure, but I'm fine with you ending it where you did. Good luck on future adventures. Should you find a desire to come back to the magical world of Astoria, simply post another introduction post, and, depending on who has open slots at the time, one of us will gladly guide you through our forests again!

    InnerFlame, your adventure is now officially placed on hold, and your slot is now open, but should you post a reply to your current update, I'd be happy to continue with you once again.

    Flame Mistress, since I'm aware of the little snafu you had to go through, I'll give you some more time to reply before I open your slot too.

    Finally, I hereby welcome Ampharos_Dude to my Astoria group! Also, welcome... to the swamp. Mwahahahaha! >=D


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    You started to realize that words would not sway your crocodilian opponent, so you called back your Seel in favor of a stronger Pokemon: Elmira, your Shinx. Now you could use Kitty for some distance attacks and Elmira for close-range combat… if you could get Kitty away from Croconaw. That would prove difficult as the Croconaw continues its Rage-induced tirade on Kitty, bringing her health below 60% as its unpredictable movement keeps your Skitty guessing, making it harder to dodge. Kitty tries her best to back away, and is barely three feet away when she unleashes her Bullet Seed, this time hitting Croconaw three times for some decent damage, but this was likely to work against you as Croconaw’s Rage and attack power increases drastically with each hit. Elmira finds an opening to step in front of Kitty and protect her princess with a Leer attack, her warning to Croconaw to stay away or face her wrath. Add on her Intimidation, and you’d think that’d stop a Pokemon in its tracks, but a bigger, raging Croconaw? …Eh, not so much, though it did cut into its attack strength a little.

    However, this meant Elmira was in its path, and more importantly in the path of its jaws. Before your Shinx could react, Croconaw suddenly Bites into her torso, then throws her, resulting in her losing a fourth of her health after landing off to the side. Croconaw then starts to go after Kitty again, who was startled at what had happened that she couldn’t move, but Elmira wasn’t going to let Kitty get hurt again. She Tackles Croconaw from behind it, knocking it down hard, inches from Kitty. She then gains her senses and runs back toward you, hoping her older sister would follow suit. But the Croconaw suddenly gets back up and knocks Elmira off, separating her from you. All you could do was watch as your foe turns around and prepares to attack your helpless Pokemon...

    “Exeggutor, Psychic attack!” you hear a nasal voice suddenly call out.

    A palm tree with three coconut heads stomps out and you see her eyes glow, but more importantly the Croconaw’s body is fixed in place. Elmira also rushes back to your side as the Croconaw struggles to move, which uses more and more energy, but it is simply held in place until it gets tired and stops resisting, at which point Exeggutor gently sets it back down. Next to the Grass-type is a teenager with spiky hair, a black shirt, and khaki pants, looking like he was starting to sport a goatee. “Your Pokemon all right? That was pretty close!” Something feels familiar about him.

    He then approaches the tired Croconaw as he says, “So, what’s gotten into this guy anyway?” He makes a few attempts to look closer, but Croconaw still has the energy to snap at him. But one glance at the back of its jaw allows him to see what the problem is. He takes out a pair of tweezers from his pack and calmly says, “All right, I’m just tryin’ to help you, kay?” Croconaw groans in distrust as the teenager takes his other arm and tries to touch its nose to calm it down, but Croconaw suddenly clamps down on his arm, and he winces in pain. You watch in concern and try to run in to help, but he tells you to stay back, then he grits his teeth to fight off the pain, takes the tweezers in his other hand, and uses them to reach at something in the very back of its jaw. Croconaw Bites down harder, appearing to fight off its own pain, but after a few minutes, the teenager successfully pulls what looks like a tooth. After that, Croconaw calms back down and lets go of his arm. He sighs and says, “There you go, now you just need some rest. Exeggutor, use Hypnosis.”

    The Walking Jungle’s eyes glow again as she makes eye contact with Croconaw, and the reptile doesn’t try to resist the calming stare as it slowly drifts off to sleep, the raging waterfall nearby nowhere near loud enough to wake it anytime soon. He leaves a Sitrus Berry nearby so it can regain its energy when it wakes up, then he approaches you, holding up the tooth in his tweezers. “See? This tooth must’ve just grown weird and caused Croconaw a lot of pain. That’s probably why it went berserk. It should be fine now, though; it just needs some rest.” As he got some bandages and Exeggutor used her Psychic powers to help bandage his arm he suddenly says, “Oh yeah, I forgot to introduce myself! I’m Gary, the Viridian City Gym Leader!”

    What will Noriko do?



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    Flame Mistress – {Your update is here.}


    Posy Field

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    You just knew there was something odd about a certain Beedrill’s behavior, so your curiosity gets the better of you, and you decide to head off in the direction it flew to. Along the way, you find an Ariados checking out an empty web; it almost looked like it was mourning over something. Fortunately, it was too distracted to attack you, so you quickly move on. Next to catch your eye was a Volbeat handing a flower to an Illumise, the female bug’s cheeks becoming rosy as she accepts the flower and they begin dancing in what was likely a courtship ritual. Beautiful, but another good sidetracker, so once again you continue down the path. You then hear some buzzing, so you assumed it was the Beedrill, but nope, a Yanma flies past you, looking for somewhere to land. More buzzing now, this time a lot of it. Ah, this must be the hive your peculiar bee friend belongs to. You hide behind the bushes to avoid being seen, and, sure enough, you could see the one you were after. Looked like it was feeding the berries to some hungry Weedle, but then you notice it flying over to a larger Beedrill sitting at the stump of the tree where the hive was. Oh wow, this Beedrill must be the queen of this hive! But she looks sick, and you could see the smaller Beedrill feeding her some Berries too, but it didn’t look like her sickness was alleviating any. The berries she was being fed either weren’t what she needed or weren’t powerful enough.

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    Jolteonjak

    As the battle raged on, your Heracross wanted so badly to get himself into the battle, but you were ready to give him the chance. Meanwhile, all the combatants were in the thick of it. Numel had stopped the Rollout attack he was in only to be the target of another Twineedle attack. Fortunately, despite the Beedrill’s use of Focus Energy earlier, it wasn’t as accurate with the jabs, and, if the attacks did any damage, it wasn’t very noticeable. Teddiursa had her own problems, however, as the Beedrill in front of her started Stinging her with more Poisonous needles. They may not have poisoned her, but they hurt more than usual. The last Beedrill decides to change its opponent and fly away from Cyndaquil towards the other two Pokemon, Focusing its Energy while doing so. Now Cyndaquil could afford to wait for Numel to make his move, but Teddiursa wasn’t waiting for anything. Another closer inspection of this Beedrill revealed it had something about as valuable as honey. So she turned on the charm once again and complemented the Beedrill on how much more powerful it was, how there was no way she could ever compare to him. She then pleads her “surrender” to the Beedrill and asked to see why it was so powerful. You could see him brandishing his Poison Barb, stuck on his stinger, in front of her, and he then points that stinger at her, apparently having enough of her tricks and was planning on finishing her then and there. Big mistake. Teddiursa suddenly grabs the stinger and rips the Poison Barb straight off, causing the Beedrill to howl in pain once again. The Little Bear then runs off toward Numel with her new item; she got what she Coveted, after all! At the same time, Numel fended off his opponent with another Ancientpower, but now he had a spectator. Cyndaquil was watching Numel perform the attack, Mimicked the movements, and became confident he would be able to do the attack too. Once done with his attack, he begins running back towards you and Heracross.

    Now this Beedrill really had enough of the accursed Little Bear. As if dignity, honey, and pride weren’t enough, she now steals his Poison Barb? He curses himself for falling for it a third time and now sprays more Poison Sting at Teddiursa, but this time he is joined by his partner firing its own Poison Sting. The combined attacks on Teddiursa deal damage and finally poison her (“Take that, stupid bear!” you could imagine the Beedrill saying.), but as the venom courses through her, she only runs faster; who knew her Feet could be that Quick? The third Beedrill tries to cut off her path with a Furious barrage of Attacks, but she shakes off the two hits she received and Scratches her way past the Beedrill in front of her and continues to head towards Numel while Numel reaches Heracross. Now all three Beedrill were in hot pursuit of Teddiursa, but that gives the distraction Cyndaquil needed. Out of nowhere, Cyndaquil’s Ancientpower attack comes and piles onto the weakened Beedrill. The attack soon fades, but Beedrill isn’t able to get up from it, having been knocked out by the impact. Cyndaquil gains one level! As for the other two Beedrill… well, they couldn’t have seen this coming. Teddiursa’s extra speed allow her to run past Heracross, giving the Singlehorn enough room to toss Numel into the air. Your order comes in loud and clear, and Numel begins another Rollout attack in midair. One of the Beedrill eventually sees what’s happening and veers away at an angle, but the other is so unfortunate enough to run straight into the Numb Pokemon in a ball, that it gets completely flattened by the attack as Numel runs it straight into the ground. HARD. Being above 60% health just wasn’t going to save it, as the one attack knocks all the air out of the Poison Bee and forces it to fall unconscious instantly. Numel gains one level!

    Numel continues rolling, now below 50% energy, but still barely below 80% health. Cyndaquil now stands below 60% energy and above 60% health, while Teddiursa is the worst off, below 50% energy and 40% health, and the poison would simply serve to wear her down. Meanwhile, one Beedrill remains, still above 60% energy and 70% health, but as it looks at its fallen comrades, you can only assume that it’s thinking about turning abdomen and buzzing back to the hive where it came from, though there’s a chance it could try to stall you for just a few seconds more.

    What will Chad do?



    Garden of Iris


    Rainbow Pool

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    More memories resurface as you find yourself in the heat of a battle against a Vespiquen and her entourage, with the only female Combee of the group starting to take Trick’s attacks personally. Galaxia… A world that must have been under attack by something… A people in a life-and-death situation… Unfamiliar though it may be, you do remember it… Leah’s words again allow you to force the memory into the back of your mind and refocus on the battle: “It’s strange, that Combee is starting to show signs of independence, even disobeying Vespiquen’s orders. It may be for the best if you capture it, so go ahead. Besides, we can use her disobedience to our advantage! Ludicolo, please use Mist, followed by Nature Power, and then use Hydro Pump!”

    The Combee Trick is trying to beat now follows her own tune out of anger for being attacked so brutally before. She heads in for close range and each face Bites into the Treecko, using Bug energy for extra effect. Trick yelps in extreme pain and discomfort as that one attack takes out almost three quarters of his health. This may be more of a challenge than you thought, but you put your faith in Trick as he responds with another Thunderpunch. Again, no paralysis, but the Combee does take another heavy hit. Meanwhile, the Vespiquen is trying to rein in the female Combee while directing the males. She at least gets the males to release more Sweet Scent in an attempt to incapacitate your Pokemon, but Ludicolo releases a thick Mist just in time. Now their Sweet Scent won’t work anymore!

    You were still in quite a pickle as the female Combee continues her rampage and traps Trick in a heavy Gust that brings him to his knees once the wind stopped blowing. As the rain continues to fall, Trick refocuses on his target and successfully Pounds her with his tail, dealing a little more damage. The other Combee are directed by Vespiquen to focus on Ludicolo with more Gusts, each one dealing slight damage individually but all of them adding up to take out almost a fourth of Ludicolo’s health. Ludicolo then focuses the energy of the surrounding field into his palms, the mysterious Power taking on the Nature of Seed Bomb. The Seeds are thrown in an effort to arc over the Combee and hit Vespiquen, but the Combee were ready for it and form the shield again at the exact angle where the Bombs would come down. They explode all over the seven Combee, including the female, damaging each one only a little, but the female Combee was in rough shape.

    Seeing how low her health was, you throw your Pokeball to try and catch the Combee, for if you didn’t, you knew she would attack Trick again and likely K.O. him. The other Combee rush to block the Pokeball from reaching its target, but the red and white sphere successfully engulfs the female in a red flash of light and drops to the ground, shaking once… twice… thrice… four times… five times, even… but eventually, the audible ping you hear signals that you have now caught your quarry. You pump your fist in the air and rush over to claim your new Pokemon, but three of the other Combee block your path, and Vespiquen and the other three male Combee soon join them but from behind you. Trick tries to protect your back, but at such a low health, it didn’t look like he’d be doing much to help. You and Trick close your eyes as you expected to be turned into blood honey, but you suddenly hear a shrieking noise coming from Vespiquen. You open your eyes and see her blasted off to the side by a huge jet of water. Ludicolo and his Hydro Pump to the rescue! Leah stands beside him and says to you, “Good job, you’ve done your part in this battle. Now let us do ours!” Vespiquen stands up, still reeling from the heavy damage she took. The three Combee that were with her fly over to her, concerned about their queen’s safety. She then Orders one of the Combee to give up all of his energy to Heal her, and he does so, giving her about a third of her health back but only putting her just above 80% health as the Combee that healed her falls from exhaustion.

    It looked like even though you dealt with the female Combee, you still had a battle on your hands as the queen was now about to get her hands dirty. Trick was looking seriously injured from all the hits he took from the Combee; even with the rain slightly healing him, he was still below 15% health. He also only had above 60% energy and only one more Thunderpunch left in him before he would run out of Electric energy. Five Combee remain, three of them guarding the female in your Pokeball, two of them with Vespiquen, all of them at about the same health and energy. Finally, thanks to Ludicolo’s Rain Dish activating again, he is back to three fourths of his maximum health and energy again, but when you make a queen mad, some heads may roll for it.

    What will Frinth do?



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    Yet another trainer cursed by the maps of Astoria, you thought you were in the Divine Woodlands, but the surroundings and the horrid smell proved you were somewhere completely different. You look again at the map and find yourself smack dab in the middle of Toxic Marsh, one of the worst possible places to begin a journey in Astoria. None of the water around here looked safe to drink at all, plus with a fog rolling in—it likely had some sort of poisons in it as well—you were lost and weren’t about to figure out any means of escaping the swamps any time soon. That suited the eerie hiss behind you and the hooded snake it belonged to just fine; the safest place to be for the unlucky travelling through the Toxic Marsh was a stomach, in the Arbok’s opinion. Preferably its own. Of course, the Drapion off to your side also thought this. And the Swalot surfacing from the pool of poisonous water. And the pair of Beedrill patrolling the pond. And the Seviper whose hole you were sitting close to. Then again, none of these Poison-type predators were willing to share you for lunch; in fact, now that they’ve looked at each other, they each thought of the other Pokemon as better items on the menu than just plain, old, boring human flesh. As they all attack each other, you definitely weren’t planning on sticking around; the winner(s) might still be hungry after the epic clash, after all.

    Satisfied with the distance you put between yourself and the Poison Battle Royale, you and Cherry now find yourself at a bigger pond, even deeper into the swamps and possibly with even more hungry Pokemon eyeing you. Like those two shapes across the water, for instance. Wait, those don’t look like-

    “Hey! Y’all gotta get yourself away from that pond real quick!” you hear one of the figures call out. The other one was diving into the water just before a nasty looking frog with wicked claws dripping with poison pops up out of the water right in front of you. “Oh, man, don’ move, ya don’ wanna spook it!” you hear the guy call out again. Don’t move!? This Toxicroak was ready to defend its territory from the closest intruder! Although… maybe the guy knows what he’s talking about enough for you to trust in him. Or maybe not…

    What will Shiro do?



    The Burial Ground

    Marion Ette

    With a Muk holding you down, you either had to get dirty or die trying. Naturally, you valued your life, so it was Sangre’s job to slice the living poison into clumps and globs of the gooey toxins. First off, the Crobat took his echolocation to the extreme and Screeched his heart out. The Muk tried to match Screech for Screech, but Sangre obviously had the faster draw and stunned his gloopy opponent so that its Screech would have little to no effect. With Muk’s defenses lowered, it was now more vulnerable to Sangre’s attacks. Of course, that was before Muk opened its eyes to see the light of the bat’s Confuse Ray. Now it was just crippled! He tried to use Minimize to make himself smaller, but it only served to give him a huge headache, an unfortunate waste of precious health and energy. What an opportunity for Sangre! His success in his last two attacks allowed him to find his Zen, and he used his morale to infuse psychic energy into his Head and Butt into the Muk quickly and efficiently, dealing a huge amount of damage and already pushing the living sludge to 40% health, dropping you in the process, but the impact also forces Muk to let go of you too, and you are able to scamper out of the way, safe from the monster’s clutches. Then a hand quickly splorshes out from the Shadow of a nearby tombstone, and Muk sends his arm to Punch the low-flying Crobat to the ground, pinning him close to where Muk was. While Sangre has about twice as much health as Muk does, things could move toward the sludge body’s favor very quickly if Sangre doesn’t shake it off soon.

    Meanwhile, you asked Minerva to search the Muk and see if someone was trapped inside. She made sure to keep an eye on you while she did so just in case she needed to protect you from any sudden attacks or the battle was turning sour. She is able, though, to confirm your suspicions; a broken, jumbled-up skeleton in the midst of the sludge and Minerva’s ghostly senses picking up the spirit of a man, probably about in his 30s when he died, was likely some good, concrete evidence of someone trapped within the sludge. She could also tell that the man was in agony, and likely from all the attacks his Muk body was taking, especially the Zen Headbutt Sangre delivered to him. She hears him cry out to her once again, this time in a slightly clearer voice: “HELP MEEE!! DESHTROYY THISH PHRISHON I’M IN!! PHREE MEEEEE!!!” Well, she heard him, apparently this spirit wants out of the Muk!

    What will Marion do?

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    More memories resurface as you find yourself in the heat of a battle against a Vespiquen and her entourage, with the only female Combee of the group starting to take Trick’s attacks personally. Galaxia… A world that must have been under attack by something… A people in a life-and-death situation… Unfamiliar though it may be, you do remember it… Leah’s words again allow you to force the memory into the back of your mind and refocus on the battle: “It’s strange, that Combee is starting to show signs of independence, even disobeying Vespiquen’s orders. It may be for the best if you capture it, so go ahead. Besides, we can use her disobedience to our advantage! Ludicolo, please use Mist, followed by Nature Power, and then use Hydro Pump!”

    The Combee Trick is trying to beat now follows her own tune out of anger for being attacked so brutally before. She heads in for close range and each face Bites into the Treecko, using Bug energy for extra effect. Trick yelps in extreme pain and discomfort as that one attack takes out almost three quarters of his health. This may be more of a challenge than you thought, but you put your faith in Trick as he responds with another Thunderpunch. Again, no paralysis, but the Combee does take another heavy hit. Meanwhile, the Vespiquen is trying to rein in the female Combee while directing the males. She at least gets the males to release more Sweet Scent in an attempt to incapacitate your Pokemon, but Ludicolo releases a thick Mist just in time. Now their Sweet Scent won’t work anymore!

    You were still in quite a pickle as the female Combee continues her rampage and traps Trick in a heavy Gust that brings him to his knees once the wind stopped blowing. As the rain continues to fall, Trick refocuses on his target and successfully Pounds her with his tail, dealing a little more damage. The other Combee are directed by Vespiquen to focus on Ludicolo with more Gusts, each one dealing slight damage individually but all of them adding up to take out almost a fourth of Ludicolo’s health. Ludicolo then focuses the energy of the surrounding field into his palms, the mysterious Power taking on the Nature of Seed Bomb. The Seeds are thrown in an effort to arc over the Combee and hit Vespiquen, but the Combee were ready for it and form the shield again at the exact angle where the Bombs would come down. They explode all over the seven Combee, including the female, damaging each one only a little, but the female Combee was in rough shape.

    Seeing how low her health was, you throw your Pokeball to try and catch the Combee, for if you didn’t, you knew she would attack Trick again and likely K.O. him. The other Combee rush to block the Pokeball from reaching its target, but the red and white sphere successfully engulfs the female in a red flash of light and drops to the ground, shaking once… twice… thrice… four times… five times, even… but eventually, the audible ping you hear signals that you have now caught your quarry. You pump your fist in the air and rush over to claim your new Pokemon, but three of the other Combee block your path, and Vespiquen and the other three male Combee soon join them but from behind you. Trick tries to protect your back, but at such a low health, it didn’t look like he’d be doing much to help. You and Trick close your eyes as you expected to be turned into blood honey, but you suddenly hear a shrieking noise coming from Vespiquen. You open your eyes and see her blasted off to the side by a huge jet of water. Ludicolo and his Hydro Pump to the rescue! Leah stands beside him and says to you, “Good job, you’ve done your part in this battle. Now let us do ours!” Vespiquen stands up, still reeling from the heavy damage she took. The three Combee that were with her fly over to her, concerned about their queen’s safety. She then Orders one of the Combee to give up all of his energy to Heal her, and he does so, giving her about a third of her health back but only putting her just above 80% health as the Combee that healed her falls from exhaustion.

    It looked like even though you dealt with the female Combee, you still had a battle on your hands as the queen was now about to get her hands dirty. Trick was looking seriously injured from all the hits he took from the Combee; even with the rain slightly healing him, he was still below 15% health. He also only had above 60% energy and only one more Thunderpunch left in him before he would run out of Electric energy. Five Combee remain, three of them guarding the female in your Pokeball, two of them with Vespiquen, all of them at about the same health and energy. Finally, thanks to Ludicolo’s Rain Dish activating again, he is back to three fourths of his maximum health and energy again, but when you make a queen mad, some heads may roll for it.

    What will Frinth do?


    Trick was no longer unscathed. His stance trembled as he continued to rise, a seemingly unbearable effort compared to what he had experienced before.

    Around the citadel tracks, where frozen pavement extended in various directions, and a flash of lime hurried through. Trick simply skipped over any obstacle designed to hinder his velocity, appearing on random occasions, though somehow unpredictable to ordinary human inhabitants. Trick had a slight breathe, before skidding over to take a nice cold drink of iced tea. Vapour trickled down the glass, and all its contents flowed out in a dashed manner. He placed it back down on the dispenser, only to complete a few more circuits tirelessly.

    In this case, however, He was on the end of his run, a ray of collapse vivid, which in turn appeared promising. Frinth rushed in to carry him, placing him carefully on his shoulders. He then tried to pick up a few rocks, ran towards the Combee guarding his catch, his own stride appeared as lengthened leaping. He then rushed to unleash all he tried to pick up at them, before engaging them by hand to hand combat, hopefully momentarily distracting them before swiftly trying to retrieve his own.

    A moment he had been aspiring for...
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    Marion Ette

    With a Muk holding you down, you either had to get dirty or die trying. Naturally, you valued your life, so it was Sangre’s job to slice the living poison into clumps and globs of the gooey toxins. First off, the Crobat took his echolocation to the extreme and Screeched his heart out. The Muk tried to match Screech for Screech, but Sangre obviously had the faster draw and stunned his gloopy opponent so that its Screech would have little to no effect. With Muk’s defenses lowered, it was now more vulnerable to Sangre’s attacks. Of course, that was before Muk opened its eyes to see the light of the bat’s Confuse Ray. Now it was just crippled! He tried to use Minimize to make himself smaller, but it only served to give him a huge headache, an unfortunate waste of precious health and energy. What an opportunity for Sangre! His success in his last two attacks allowed him to find his Zen, and he used his morale to infuse psychic energy into his Head and Butt into the Muk quickly and efficiently, dealing a huge amount of damage and already pushing the living sludge to 40% health, dropping you in the process, but the impact also forces Muk to let go of you too, and you are able to scamper out of the way, safe from the monster’s clutches. Then a hand quickly splorshes out from the Shadow of a nearby tombstone, and Muk sends his arm to Punch the low-flying Crobat to the ground, pinning him close to where Muk was. While Sangre has about twice as much health as Muk does, things could move toward the sludge body’s favor very quickly if Sangre doesn’t shake it off soon.

    Meanwhile, you asked Minerva to search the Muk and see if someone was trapped inside. She made sure to keep an eye on you while she did so just in case she needed to protect you from any sudden attacks or the battle was turning sour. She is able, though, to confirm your suspicions; a broken, jumbled-up skeleton in the midst of the sludge and Minerva’s ghostly senses picking up the spirit of a man, probably about in his 30s when he died, was likely some good, concrete evidence of someone trapped within the sludge. She could also tell that the man was in agony, and likely from all the attacks his Muk body was taking, especially the Zen Headbutt Sangre delivered to him. She hears him cry out to her once again, this time in a slightly clearer voice: “HELP MEEE!! DESHTROYY THISH PHRISHON I’M IN!! PHREE MEEEEE!!!” Well, she heard him, apparently this spirit wants out of the Muk!

    What will Marion do?

    Scampering away from the grab-happy Muk and giving herself a respectable distance from the battle, Marion is keenly aware of how quickly battles could turn; despite appearing to have the advantage damage-wise, Crobat was pinned and could easily take a strong hit if he does not break free in a hurry. Marion knew that the bulk of Sangre's strength was in his powerful wings, so a wing-based attack would probably be the best option if Sangre were to break free. "Sangre, use your Air Cutter to break free, then finish this Muk once and for all!! Giga Impact!!" It was a risky move, to be sure, but Marion had faith in Sangre's speed and ability to attack quickly and accurately when compared to the large, bulky Muk. Soon after Marion barks her orders, Minerva floats over to Marion with a small smirk. Speaking in Banette in order to more quickly convey her message, she relates what she has seen to Marion.

    Mary, there is a spirit trapped in the Muk whose remains seek freedom from their poisonous prison. Those are the screams we've been hearing...

    Responding in human tongue, Marion is quick to issue orders; "If that's true, Min, then Sangre's Giga Impact should hopefully knock him out... If not, the moment after Sangre issues his attack, I want you to grab hold of the skeleton and pull it free. Can you do that for me?"

    With pleasure, Minerva says with a decidedly wider grin as she watches the battle, looking for her opportunity to strike. Minerva was admittedly curious about the skeleton trapped within the Muk, and though he could potentially turn out to be even more dangerous than the Muk he was trapped inside, Minerva definitely liked the idea of an ancient soul who's been trapped for thousands of years owing her a giant favor. Readying herself for Sangre's Giga Impact, she alternates her focus between the battle and Marion, just in case something else decides to rear its ugly head and attack her trainer.

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    Your adventures here have taken you into the middle of a nice, big tunnel with a large crack in the ceiling. You realize that this entire thing had to have been made by… something. Something huge. You realization causes Serafina to hide between your legs, terrified of the behemoth that was lurking this tunnel. With no real way to discern which path is better, you spin around, and the Astorian Gods of Randomness determined that you should go left, which Serafina reluctantly followed; somebody had to look after you, after all.

    After another half an hour of going down a straight path, it curves to the left, but… well, that’s peculiar, there were boulders of increasing size lining the right of the path neatly. There were also some pretty big boulders on the left of the path. Suddenly, you heard a loud noise. It sounded like… snoring. Whoever, or whatever, was sleeping here had an interesting idea of home décor. You figure it was probably a good idea to go the other way, but… you were kind of curious. Okay, maybe one quick look… one very quick look at what was sleeping here, then you’d hightail it outta there before the monster woke up. You continue down the path, and the snoring of course gets even louder as you progress. It also felt like the path was in some sort of spiral. Oh, and one more thing; you could’ve sworn you saw and heard a few of these boulders moving.

    You finally approach what looks to be probably a dead end, and with the snoring reaching its peak volume, that monster should be just up ahead, right? You make sure to be really quiet as you approach the last turn, and then… well, wait a minute, there’s nothing there! That doesn’t make sense, I was so sure you would find it sleeping right there. I’m sorry, I can’t quite figure out what’s going o-

    Oh crud.

    Oh… CRUD.

    Um, Charlotte, do you notice a nasty smell blowing at you from your left? And maybe that very, VERY loud snoring? No? Well, turn to your left and… note what’s in front of you. Eyes. Nostrils. Huge horn. Huger mouth. Yeah, I’d call that a head made entirely out of rock. All of those boulders you’ve been passing up? Probably this Onix’s snakelike body. You cover your mouth hard as you scream to avoid waking up the 28 feet long Pokemon, and Serafina does the same as she yelps. And now the rocky “coils” tighten, closing what was a “tunnel” and pushing your and Serafina’s bodies closer towards Onix’s head, while all you could do was stand there, frozen in fear, and let it happen. However, it’s a pretty high ceiling for what was probably one room for Onix’s lair, and Onix was fortunately asleep. Perhaps you could climb on and over the mammoth body of the Rock Snake without waking it up…

    What will Charlotte do?
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    I'm baaaaaaack! =D

    Oh, dear.

    Oh, oh dear.

    She didn't know how she could've overlooked the glaring fact that the boulders probably weren't natural. Thinking back, it was pretty obvious that the boulders were quite artificial-lookiong, loking at the way their size enlarged steadily as she went by. But it was too late to do anything about it now; as the Onix moved and its coils blocked the way from which she had come from, her only option was to... well, try to climb over the rocky monster without waking it up and possibly being strangled to death.

    "Okay, Serafina, return," Charlotte said, holding out her Pokeball - she didn't want Serafina to get hurt, especially since the monster was probably a Rock-Type (she was afraid of taking out her Pokedex in case it made a sound, as it often did, and thus wake the monster up). She put it back in her pocket, and took out another one; she pressed the buton, and Narcissa's metallic body emerged. Before she coould make a sound, she clamped one hand over the Skarmory's mouth, preventing her from squawking noisily or making any other sound, and mounted her. "Okay, Narcissa," Charlotte said as she steadied herself upon Narcissa's back, "I'd like to ask you a favour. Can you fly me over that... monster... so that we can get out of this place?"

    Narcissa hesitated, and after a few moments, nodded; she wasn't in any rush to be crushed to death, either.

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    takkupanda - (Er, fishy said that the Scyther and the Beedrill were fighting each other, but didn’t say who was beating who. I know it doesn’t really affect much, but do be careful about self-updating next time. :))

    Seeing that a girl and her Minccino was in trouble from being stung multiple times by a Vespiquen and her Combee minions after presumably taking some honey from, you and Broly decide to help the girl get out from danger as you quickly approach them. Broly arrives at the scene first and quickly interjects between the two, before letting out a loud Roar at the queen bee and her goons. While it did scare off a few of the Combees, it proved to be quite useless as more Combees seem to have gathered around you and the girl as you soon caught up with Broly. The Vespiquen seemed angry at you for interrupting her assault against the girl and now was aiming at Broly as the Gem on her head shone and a Powerful ray of light hit the Growlithe, seemingly dealing heavy damage against him. Two Combees followed up her attack with a Bug Bite on your Growlithe as the two bees repeatedly bit your Growlithe at the areas where the Power Gem connected. Talk about adding insult to injury!

    Meanwhile, the girl calls out to you, “Are you here to help us out mister? Thank you so much!” the girl said in appreciation, “Rosa, can you still move? We have to help the Growlithe out! Let’s give him a Helping Hand!” the girl commanded her Minccino, who was apparently named Rosa, as a blue bolt of electricity came out of the Minccino and into Broly, the Growlithe powered up from help he got. He then started to gather some of his Fire energies and let out an Ember to hold off some of the Combee and even burning some of them, its power a bit stronger than usual thanks to the Helping Hand. Three combees however sneaked behind Rosa and proceeded to Bug Bite the poor Minccino all at once biting her repeatedly. Rosa then fainted from taking too much damage while fending the swarm off all by herself. “Oh no, Rosa!” the girl called out as she quickly cradled her Minccino. Your Growlithe could still fight, but do be wary that he took some heavy damage from the Power Gem earlier. These guys sure don’t play fair and they mean business. Disproportionate retribution much?

    What will you do now?
    As Marcelo and Broly stepped forward to help, it seemed to have done nothing but enraged the Vespiquen further. Seeing their attempts to scare them off and avoid battle fail, Marcelo and Broly realized that it's a battle that Vespiquen wanted and so it would have. The poor Minccino tried its best to fend off the swarm but was too weak and outnumbered, leading it to faint into the girl's arms.

    Seeing that this wasn't quite fair, and that Broly's partner had fainted, Marcelo pulled out a Pokeball and sent out a stinking blob of sludge, a Grimer. Determined to show them the force, Marcelo started right on the offence, "Alright, Broly and Strychnine, let's exploit their weaknesses! Broly, Get them with a surprise Aerial Ace! Then, try a Crossfire! Then, finally Heat Wave to hit as many of the swarm members as you can!"

    "Strychnine, start off with a Thunderbolt! Then you try a Crossfire too! Metronome to finish 'em!"


    OoC: Sorry about the short reply.. cannot think of much to add at the moment.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jolteonjak View Post
    Eyrie Peak
    ~Adventure Path~


    myahoo: The storm is getting louder, and it sweeps in some Pidove flying wildly and disoriented. The loud chorus of their Echoing Voices shakes up the cave and all those in it. You sit on a rock, injured, with Wildfire in your lap taking cover from the commotion all around you. With the storm not letting up any time soon, you decide to go check on those Tiny Pidgeons to see if you can help. You take the branch you used earlier, and you stand with it. Most of the pain has subsided; however, putting weight on your ankle still hurts a lot.

    You begin your journey further into the cave with Wildfire by your side. You stress the importance of staying nearby to keep the area well lit, and Wildfire fervently obeys. As you walk inward, there is a brief moment of silence; being about as far away from the storm as you are from the battle you expected to hear traces of. You press on, and all of a sudden you hear a boom, perhaps a crash. The rumbling ceases, and you begin to hear a soft cooing noise. Moving cautiously now, you continue to hear the cooing getting slightly louder. You sense the presence of another individual nearby.

    The flames radiating off Wildfire's back shine in the tunnel, and you peer further in to see a little lump lying on the ground. You slowly approach the small shadow, and your Cyndaquil's light fills in the color to reveal one of the Pidove on the ground. Wildfire is the first on the scene as he checks out the bird. With your limited range of motion, you don't see any visible damage. The Pidove arouses, as if it were awakened by your presence. It looks around, and immediately notices it's in a cave. It begins to speak. Wildfire listens to it and tries to relay the message to you. He pats the ground three times, and then he flaps his arms. Next he spins around haphazardly changing directions. He walks over to the wall of the tunnel, still flapping his arms, and he taps his head, gently, on it. He points to the Pidove, and then he just shrugs.

    "Starrrrrr!" you hear from further down the tunnel. You also hear some rather loud cooing. The Pidove looks a little worried.

    Seeing this, you bend over to it, as comfortably as you can, and you explain to it in which direction the exit is. The Pidove nods and gets on its feet and begins to walk away. You watch the Tiny Pidgeon walk away fading, once again, into the darkness. Turning around you and Wildfire press on.

    You continue walking in the tunnel, hearing various noises from time to time. It seems the battle, Wildfire told you about is still going on. You think again about not moving on; but then the thought of the other two Pidove enters your mind, and you keep walking. The noises get louder all get louder, the different sets of bird calls and the grunting and crashing. Further up you start to see some faint light, bluish in color. You look to Wildfire, who returns a nod to you, and you warn him to be more cautious. Slow and steady, you make your way towards the light with the crashing sounds startling you every so often.

    As you approach the mouth to the cavern you begin to see streaks of grey fly by. Before entering you rest briefly, as hobbling on a crutch took a lot out of you. You hear a woman's voice, "Wings, use Hidden Power!"

    You and Wildfire peek into the room, and you see a larger grey and white bird with a curl on its head on one side and a woman behind that Staravia. On the other side you see a small lake in the corner and also what appears to be a dark-colored rock with three legs and glowing blue crystals on it. You see the Staravia glowing a faint orange glow, and it flies directly at the Boldore. Little orange orbs expel from the Starling Pokemon, and they land all around Boldore, most of them colliding with it. The force of the attack knocks Boldore off its feet briefly, but it gets back up. The Staravia, flies over by the lake and hovers there.

    Boldore turns to face the Staravia now. The blue gems all over its body begin to flash in varying intensities. Rays fire from the gems, converge at one central location for more power and fire at Staravia. "Dodge that Wings!" the woman yells. Wings, a little slow to react, flaps its wings to fly up over the attack, but unfortunately its feet get catch some of the ray. Staravia calls out in pain, and falters a bit; but recovers well enough from not taking the full brunt of the attack. "Wings, stay right there, and use Hidden Power!" You wonder why she orders it not to move, but when you see Staravia start to glow blue you see why. Staravia's glowing also seems to have stirred up the waters of the lake. Orbs of the Hidden Power, along with some orbs of the lake water, shoot through the air pelting Boldore all over, once again knocking the Ore Pokemon off its feet.

    Staravia flies over to its trainer's side, and you notice the pair seem to be guarding something. The Boldore notices this too. Boldore powers up another attack, and it seems to be aiming for the back corner of the cavern. "It's going to attack," the woman says to you. "Please help us protect these Pidove." It seems you found the other two Pidove cowering in the corner shivering.

    What will you do?
    The pair continued walking in silence with Wildfire lighting the path and Melissa carefully watching her step. As they walk, the teen noticed her ankle hurt a lot less than it had earlier and she was relieved; in that case, it was more likely a badly-twisted or sprained ankle, as opposed to a broken one, and the former would, hopefully, recover before they had to do anything involving running. She frequently glanced ahead as they got deeper into the cave, expecting to hear the sounds of a Pokemon battle, but there was only silence. Wildfire scampered a few feet in front and paused, waiting for her to catch up, before moving ahead a few more feet; he seemed unusually worried about the little birds, though Melissa had no idea why.

    A sudden boom followed by a crash startled the both of them, Wildfire’s flames flaring brighter before returning to their previous brightness and Melissa jumping, sending a jolt of pain up her leg as she accidentally put weight on her injured ankle. She hissed, but the noise was lost in the rumbling of the cave, though Wildfire glanced at her for a moment. Once the rumbling settled down, the pair was preparing to continue on their way when they both paused; was that…cooing?

    Wildfire led the way towards the noise, making sure his trainer’s path was well-lit. Once they can see the bird lying on the ground, though, the Cyndaquil hurries over to make sure it’s fine. From where she stood, Melissa couldn’t see any visible damage, so she guessed it might have just hit its head on the walls or ceiling. Once Wildfire spoke with the Pidove, he signed the message out again and Melissa was reasonably sure of her answer when she asked, “So the little dude lost control while he was flying and knocked himself out on the wall, huh?” it was more of a statement than a question.

    The pair jumped again when they heard the noise from further in the cave and the Pidove looked a little worried. Melissa hissed again, as she put weight on her injured ankle for the second time in the last five minutes or so, and Wildfire looked concernedly at her. “It’s fine,” she told him, as the pain retreated. “As long as I don’t walk on it, I should be fine.” She then turned to the Pidove and addressed it. “I’m sure you can’t wait to get out of this cave, so the exit’s that way.” She pointed back the way the pair had come from. “It should be a straight shot, so just keep moving forward and you should be fine.”

    The little Pokemon nodded in response and walked away, leaving the pair to watch it disappear into the darkness. Melissa was a bit surprised to realize that she couldn’t see the entrance to the cave anymore; she hadn’t realized they’d walked so far. She exchanged glances and a nod with Wildfire, before they continued forward.

    As they got closer to the battle, Melissa began hearing noises. That’s a pretty long battle, she thought, feeling as though it had been a while since she’d sent Wildfire off to check out the cave. The injured teen considered stopping or turning around, as the battle noises got louder, but the worried Pidove they’d sent on its way came to mind; she somehow felt that it had entrusted her with the task of finding and aiding its friends, so, with an almost-inaudible sigh, she pushed on.

    They were now close enough that she could see a bluish light coming from the cavern ahead of them and she glanced at her Cyndaquil. “Be careful, alright?” she said. He nodded in response. Slowly, the pair approached the opening to the cavern and peeked in to catch a glimpse of the battle, Melissa taking a seat near their window.

    They watched the back-and-forth match between—what she recognized as—the girl’s Staravia and some (unknown to her) rock/jewel-like Pokemon. She watched it get hit by the Staravia’s Hidden Power and retaliate with ray of light from its gems. Pulling out her Pokedex while keeping an eye on the battle, she pointed it towards the unknown Pokemon.

    ”Number 525: Boldore, the Ore Pokemon. A Rock-type Pokemon. Evolutionary form of Roggenrola. Evolves into Gigalith by trading. The orange crystals on its body were formed by an overflow of power. It looks for underground water in caves.”

    “Hm…” Melissa put the Pokedex away, wincing slightly as the Staravia is brushed by the ray. She briefly wondered why the trainer didn’t have her Pokemon move away from the lake, but, as the Hidden Power began to manifest, Melissa saw why; it was a Water-type Hidden Power this time. The…Boldore, was it?...toppled over from the attack and the Staravia returned to the trainer’s side. Melissa thought it was odd until Wildfire pointed out the two huddling Pidove behind the other pair. Unfortunately, the Boldore had either seen Wildfire’s gesture or had noticed it himself as it aimed straight for the little birds this time.

    The other trainer seemed to have finally noticed the watching pair. “It’s going to attack,” she called out. “Please help us protect these Pidove.”

    Melissa gave the slightest nod to indicate that she’d heard and was going to lend a hand. Turning to Wildfire, she quietly said, “See if you can Dig your way towards the Boldore and position yourself right underneath it. Once you get there, open a small hole and send a Smokescreen into its face to throw off its aim, then burst out of the ground with a Reversal. Hopefully, we can distract it that way and remember, you’re smaller than it; you can move faster, but you need to be careful, alright?” Wildfire nodded solemnly, before diving into the ground. Orders given, the only thing Melissa could do now was watch and wait.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jolteonjak View Post
    The Island
    ~Island Ports~ -> ~Shaman River~

    Mon1010: The thwarted theft of the Moo Moo Ice Cream was cause for celebration, but it was only short-lived. The thief in question awakened from its nap and ran off swiping a jar of honey. Frank watched the third theft occur, and as you prepared to follow the Little Bear into the woods, he lent you his Pokemon Ranger Alert device in the event of something sinister.

    "By the way," Frank stopped and called out to you, "many of the Pokemon around here live around Shaman River. Maybe you should start there." He continued walking away.

    Taking Frank's advice, you left town and walked along a path to the river. Being a major source for commerce, the path to the river was paved with stone; so it was easy to follow. Walking along the path you noticed that most of the area around you was shrouded with trees. You veered from the path in order to follow the river into the forest. After many yards of walking along the river's edge, you decided that the bear Pokemon won't be found along the river. You reflected on the Teddiursa's dream you saw. The Little Bear Pokemon were further in the forest not near the river in a clearing. You thought it might be best to try to find that spot to see if they were still there. You stopped for a moment to make a plan. You would still follow the river, but you'd first travel deeper in the forest then make sure you would continue such that the river would always be on your left.

    Along your walk in the forest, you're startled by the sound of some rustling in the woods. Thinking it could be the Teddiursa, you planned to follow the rustling and catch the little thief. The rustling continued, and you followed it from bush to bush until finally it stopped at a thick patch of bushes. Looking at the bushes, it seemed to you that they were arranged as some sort of cover.

    Treading cautiously, you slowly approached the bush cover. Spotting a hole you peeked in and began crawling in, with Shaana sitting on your back. Looking inside you spotted a long white creature with long brown stripes. Luckily the Linoone hasn't seen you. You saw it carrying something in its mouth. It appeared to be a twig of some bluish berries; you counted four of them. In the Linoone's den, you also saw three smaller brown and white creatures lying on the floor. They weren't moving at the sight of the Linoone; the Zigzagoon actually seemed to be in pain. You couldn't tell with their wavy brown and white fur, but the Zigzagoon children were all suffering from burns. The Linoone laid the twig of Rawst Berries on the floor picking one off to give to each of its Tiny Racoon children.

    You are immediately reminded of the Teddiursa's dream, and the Ursaring that was badly burnt. Things were starting to come together as you watched the Zigzagoon eat their berries.

    As you shifted your leg, a twig snapped, and that alerted the Linoone to your presence. The Rush Pokemon gathered up its children and put them on its back. The Linoone then ran out of the den through another portal leaving the area empty. You didn't mean to startle them; but with how quickly it reacted, you couldn't have stopped them if you wanted. On the floor of the den lie a single Rawst Berry, still on the twig. Perhaps it would behoove you to hold onto this berry in the event you might need it for -

    All of a sudden, "Pommmmm!" a loud scream interrupted your thoughts. Could it be whatever is responsible for injuring the Zigzagoon and the Ursaring? You could tell that the direction of the scream came from further in the forest in the same direction you were originally travelling.

    What will you do?



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    Scott decided to take Frank's advice, and follow the river. After a lot of walking, the Teddiursa was nowhere to be seen. After remembering the dream Shaana ate, the small bear wasn't in near a river, but further in a forest. He stopped for a moment to think, then he continued walking, making sure the river was on his left so he wouldn't get lost.

    After finally making it to the forest, Scott heard some rustling that came from a nearby bush. Thinking that the bear he was looking for might be the source of that rustling, he looked through all the bushes nearby, untill he eventually came across what was making that noise.

    There was a hole inside containing a Linoone, and her Zigzagoon cubs inside. The cubs looked like they were suffering from burns, and their mother was feeding the Rawst Berries. It was a cute, yet also heartbreaking scene. The Teddiursa also had dream that involved the forest being on fire, and an Ursaring that was badly burnt, things were starting to make sense now. But what could've caused that fire?

    Trying to back away slowly, and not disturb the Pokemon, Scott accidentally stepped on a twig. The noise of the twig breaking scared the Pokemon, and the Linoone and her children took off in a flash. Leaving behind a single Rawst berry. Scott though it might be a good idea to take this berry, Fire and burns seemed to be the theme of the day. So he picked it up, and put it in the berry compartment of his bag. "This could be useful later."

    As he thought about what to do next, a loud scream interupted his thoughts, coming from further into the forest. Without another thought, the trainer took off in the direction of the sound.


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    Toxic Marsh: Inhabited by countless bugs, the filth spewing from this marshy area is almost as disgusting as the rancid stench festering it. Covered by a thick blanket of fog, the marsh is almost impossible to navigate through. However, should you find yourself to the witchdoctor's old temple, the mysterious rewards are certain to make your venture less regrettable.
    "Weezing, weez?"

    "No, Gemini, we're not there yet," sighed Keith. This was about the hundredth time the exchange had taken place between Keith and his Weezing. It was getting quite irksome. Still, Keith couldn't completely blame his Pokemon. They were, after all, headed for the Toxic Marsh. Gemini, as a Weezing, were practically drooling when Keith read the area's description off his map to them. The rancid stench it was supposed to house seemed nothing short of paradise as far as the Weezing was concerned. Keith also couldn't wait to get there- putrid, rancid swamps were, in his experience, home to Poison-types of all kinds- his absolute favorite type. With this in mind, Keith failed to hold back an eager grin, as he and Gemini the Weezing continued to make their way towards Toxic Marsh.

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    I'm sorry for my slacking (complete with Truant) lately. Not to make excuses or anything, but it was all a combination of Doctor Who, the oppressive heat New England has been experiencing lately, and some personal issues. Anyway without further adieu...

    The Island
    ~The Lakes~

    TutorX: Your battle with the upset Qwilfish slowly starts to turn in your favor, when it started off in the hands or tail of the Balloon Pokemon. As you strategize more with Zoomer, Qwilfish is also forced to plan ahead. Qwilfish starts to tremble in place. For a moment you wonder whether it's scared or just planning something.

    To capitalize on Qwilfish's inaction, you start off by having Zoomer lower Qwilfish's attacking power by growling at it. The growling is soft at first but eventually it gets louder and fierce. Qwilfish shakes even more, and you realize it's not scared. It's seething with anger! Qwilfish fires a jet of water from its mouth. You notice the water is super heated because of the steam rising from the spray. The scalding water hits Zoomer and knocks him over. You see the attack did not cause any burns to the Feeling Pokemon. As he gets up ready for his next attack, Qwilfish jumps back into the lake.

    Almost as soon as Qwilfish disappears underwater, it reappears surrounded by water. It speeds towards Zoomer using it's aquatic power like a jet. Zoomer reacts quickly enough, and with his psychic powers, he is able to make Qwilfish think it is not about to strike Zoomer. Qwilfish, in its confusion, changes direction and collides with what it thinks is actually Zoomer but instead hits a tree.

    While Qwilfish redirected itself, Zoomer went hard at work preparing his next attack. His normally pink horn begins to glow green, and once the collision occurs, Zoomer commands the tall grass around the tree to tie Qwilfish up with a knot. As the Balloon is fastened to the tree, the knot is tied a bit tighter than last time. This time Qwilfish cannot get out right away. Struggling against the tree, Qwilfish fires waves of missiles all around. The pins fly in a few directions. The majority of the pin missiles fly at Zoomer. They're flying pretty quickly, so time is of the essence.

    What will you do?

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    Eyrie Peak
    ~Adventure Path~

    Charminions: The Nidoran was doing well for herself against two tough Pokemon. For the time being, she was able to incapacitate Pigkey. Now she was about to deliver a particularly strong attack to Osage, Double Kick.

    You mull things over for a brief time, while she readies her attack. As her legs extend for a couple of kicks, Osage’s claw glows covered in icy energy. Osage takes one of the kicks to the abdomen, but at the same time, he is successful in punching Nidoran flank side. The punch throws her a few feet away, and the second kick is all but forgotten.

    Nidoran gets back on her feet once more, and she doesn’t look pleased. Quickly thinking, she begins to fire some quills at Osage hoping they poison him with their sting. At the same time, however, Osage begins to power up, and he begins to dance the dance of the sword-wielder. While dancing, the quills, that Nidoran fired, remarkably miss Osage as they bounce off his claws causing neither damage nor poison.

    With a newfound fighting spirit, Osage initiates his next attack. Charging towards the Poison Pin, Osage’s claw begins to glow with a darkened black hue. Osage begins to strike at Nidoran with his shadowy claw, slicing not her hide but her soul. She falls to the ground, but soon she is back on her feet. With a small burst of energy, she leaps at Osage, who was still nearby, tackling him to the ground.

    Nidoran hops off Osage immediately and shakes off the roughness of last round. Meanwhile Pigkey is having the time of her life lying on the ground drawing outlines of the clouds in the skies with her finger. She is still obviously under the effects of confusion, but at least she wasn’t attacking innocent trees. Nidoran quickly runs towards Osage, head down. Osage, who was just getting back on his feet, is head butted by the Poison Pin and once again is knocked off his feet.

    Both Nidoran and Osage are breathing heavily.

    What will you do?

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    OkikuMew: "Ahh, that's comfortable," Andersen says as you help him to a chair to rest his leg. "So you'll go to Posy Field for me? This is great! Ok, have a seat. I need to give you some information," Andersen points at a chair by the table.

    "As you may be aware, there are seven types of Apricorns native to the Johto region. Those White Apricorns there create Fast Balls which really grab a hold of speedy Pokemon. My Scyther was caught with the very first one I made while learning from Kurt. For the record, I have plenty of those for the time being." He takes a book out and flips through some pages. He stops and shows you the next two. "There are also Green and Pink Apricorns which make Friend Balls and Love Balls, respectively. Don't worry too much about finding any of them. They tend to be more for breeders and coordinators. Eventually I'll be looking for them, but for now there are others more suited for the area." He turns a page to the next two. "The Black and Blue Apricorns, which produce the Heavy Ball and Lure Ball respectively. Blue Apricorns, especially, will fetch quite a bit seeing as how we're on an island. I would really appreciate if you can find a dozen of them." He turns the page one more time. "Finally we have the Red and Yellow Apricorns. The Red ones produce the Level Ball, and the Yellow ones produce the Moon Ball. Now those Heavy Balls will help all those trainers who like to explore the caves dotted around these islands since they are sturdy enough to hold the heaviest of Pokemon. Level Balls are great for experienced trainers who are looking for weak or younger Pokemon. Finally Moon Balls are attuned to the energy of the Moon Stone, so they'll catch Pokemon like Nidorino and Skitty much easier since they evolve using a Moon Stone. If you ask me, the crescent moon design on it looks great too."

    Andersen closes the book. "There you have it," he says. "Most Pokedexes will also have this information. Go ahead and look them up if you get out there, and you need more help. One last thing. Take that Apricorn Box on the work bench over there," he points to golden box with a white handle. "It should hold twenty-one Apricorns. If you can manage it, please get a dozen Blue Apricorns, three Black Apricorns, three Red Apricorns, and three Yellow Apricorns. While you're out, I'll be preparing those White Apricorns." He takes a Friend Ball, a green Pokeball with red spots on it, out and clicks it open to reveal a tall, thin, green and white Pokemon with blades on its arms. "Scyther and Gallade can go finish collecting the fire wood." Scyther and Gallade both walk outside to begin cutting up some trees.

    Andersen gets up slowly and hops over to his work bench. He places a stool by the leg he is standing on, and carefully he places his injured leg on the stool. "There, with all my tools and Apricorns nearby, I should be able to get them prepared earily. You don't need to worry about me. Take a few moments to prepare and head out. You can take the map with you, so you don't get lost. Oh, and please leave the door open when you go," you look outside and spot Scyther and Gallade. "No hands and all," he chuckles.

    What will you do?



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    The Mystic Jungle
    ~Forgotten Ruins~

    Allishinca: A surprising discovery in the stadium leads to many, many questions. The venue itself looks nothing inside like it does on the outside. The place is filled to the brim with spectators, yet before entering you heard not a sound. What’s that voice warning you about? Can I fight Tyranitar next? No, that’s not your question but Pluto’s, as you watch him race to the battlefield.

    Pluto stands bravely in the center of the field ready to face the large Armor Pokémon on the other side of the field. Not surprisingly, with a Pokémon as large as Tyranitar on the field, you seem to lose sight of its trainer. Slowly, it begins to walk forward, getting bigger with each step. More menacing. More foreboding. More ominous. The battlefield rumbles with each step. You whip yourself around, quickly searching the field for the exit, and you notice the Steelix and its trainer is already off the field. The realization that the Tyranitar is walking up to you and Pluto sets in, and you decide to try and be brave like Pluto even though inside you are indeed panicking. The Tyranitar stops just a few feet away from Pluto. It’s much taller than you, and the shadow it casts completely envelopes you.

    “What’s this?” the announcer begins. “Has this trainer and her Sableye stepped forward to challenge Katsuyori?” The crowd, still searching for that new challenger, ends their search to face forward. “Yes folks, we have a new challenger!” the announcer proclaims. The crowd begins to cheer for you and Pluto.

    Tyranitar raises its arm. You see its claw glowing with darkness, and all of a sudden three claws imbued with shadow form. The Armor Pokémon pauses, shadowed claw still raised ready to strike. As if in slow motion, Tyranitar begins to slash at Pluto.

    You hide your head in your hands in fear for what’s about to happen to your partner. Suddenly, the stadium becomes completely silent. Peeking through your fingers, the once bright and bustling stadium is now dark and dismal as you would have expected it to be when you first entered. You look around furiously. The crowd is gone. Portions of the walls of the stadium are broken and damaged from time. Various plant life clings to the stadium once again.

    “You are not mad child,” you hear that voice again speaking more clearly. “That was merely an illusion I created.” You continue looking around for the source of the voice. “Right here,” the voice speaks again, and you turn your gaze to just in front of Pluto. You see a creature materialize, roughly twice as tall as Pluto. This brown Pokémon, with strange markings and green eyes, looks inquisitively at Pluto then to you. “I am Beheeyem, guardian of the Grass Paradise,” the Pokémon continues. “I was testing your bravery to determine if you are worthy of taking the Temple Challenge.” Pluto nods, like he knew what was going on. “I have five tests for you. Pass them all, and you will be allowed passage into the Paradise. The first of the five tests takes place in the Temple. If you wish to take the challenge, please meet me in the Temple at the base of the mountain.” The Beheeyem bows and in a blink, it teleports out of sight.

    Pluto doesn’t get the battle he appeared to be ready for, but perhaps more adventure for you both.

    What will you do?

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    ~Waterfall Valley~

    Myrrh: Once again, when the Surskit has the upper hand, or leg, it just runs off. Your curiosity gets the better of you, though, so you follow it out of the cavern. You pick Volts up into your arms, so he can conserve energy in the event you find the runaway Pond Skater. Almost immediately in the tunnel you feel the ground slope pretty steeply. You keep your footing despite the wet ground, but you decide to slow your pace. This is because not only is the ground wet and steep, but you are weary of surprises from Surskit like last time.

    As typically obsverved in the tunnels you've been in thus far, this one, too, is dark; and that coupled with the fact that you've been walking for quite a span of time leads you to believe you've lost it. You keep walking down the slope hoping to find another cavern or a fork or even, what is beginning to appear, a distant light. You grin a little as the distant light becomes brighter during your descent. You feel the ground beneath you level off.

    Ahead of you is bright light, and as you get closer you see trees and bushes and grass. You look through the mouth of the cave, and from what you can make out, you've fully descended the mountain. As you exit the cave you look around some more. There are bushes and trees all over the area. There appears to be a roughly made trail leading away from the cave into the woods. You look to your right, and you see another trail leading to some water. From that direction you hear some light splashing. Still cognizant of that slippery Surskit, you approach the body of water cautiously.

    You take cover behind a rock, and Volts jumps out of your arms looking a little better than when you exited the cavern. When you peek over the rock you see the Surskit playing on the water. It skates around on the large surface of the pond shooting bursts of water in the air for sport, like it's playing. Volts peers around the base of the rock to see as well. The Surskit notices you both and starts to approach you. Oddly enough it seems to be happy to see you. The Surskit begins spinning its body, which, as you remember, signifies it's about to swiftly shoot a number of star-shaped rays at you. Instead of taking cover right away, you continue to watch. As the stars fly at you, you see the Pond Skater surround itself in water. It speeds up, skating as fast as a jet through a makeshift tunnel of stars.

    You both stare at the spectacle too long, and Surskit crashes into the rock you were hiding behind along with the Swift attack. The combination of the Swift and Aqua Jet attacks destroy the rock knocking you and Volts back. Although Volts took some damage, you remember that Surskit's attack was lowered from before and that a Pachirisu can typically survive the special power of a Swift attack. Volts gets on his feet awaiting your orders.

    What will you do?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jolteonjak View Post
    The Island
    ~The Lakes~

    TutorX: Your battle with the upset Qwilfish slowly starts to turn in your favor, when it started off in the hands or tail of the Balloon Pokemon. As you strategize more with Zoomer, Qwilfish is also forced to plan ahead. Qwilfish starts to tremble in place. For a moment you wonder whether it's scared or just planning something.

    To capitalize on Qwilfish's inaction, you start off by having Zoomer lower Qwilfish's attacking power by growling at it. The growling is soft at first but eventually it gets louder and fierce. Qwilfish shakes even more, and you realize it's not scared. It's seething with anger! Qwilfish fires a jet of water from its mouth. You notice the water is super heated because of the steam rising from the spray. The scalding water hits Zoomer and knocks him over. You see the attack did not cause any burns to the Feeling Pokemon. As he gets up ready for his next attack, Qwilfish jumps back into the lake.

    Almost as soon as Qwilfish disappears underwater, it reappears surrounded by water. It speeds towards Zoomer using it's aquatic power like a jet. Zoomer reacts quickly enough, and with his psychic powers, he is able to make Qwilfish think it is not about to strike Zoomer. Qwilfish, in its confusion, changes direction and collides with what it thinks is actually Zoomer but instead hits a tree.

    While Qwilfish redirected itself, Zoomer went hard at work preparing his next attack. His normally pink horn begins to glow green, and once the collision occurs, Zoomer commands the tall grass around the tree to tie Qwilfish up with a knot. As the Balloon is fastened to the tree, the knot is tied a bit tighter than last time. This time Qwilfish cannot get out right away. Struggling against the tree, Qwilfish fires waves of missiles all around. The pins fly in a few directions. The majority of the pin missiles fly at Zoomer. They're flying pretty quickly, so time is of the essence.

    What will you do?

    Niles lets out a loud angry growl as Zoomer gets hit with the hot water. He would not stand for his pokemon getting hurt! Zoomer gets back up and cries out softly to try to calm Niles down. Niles realized they weird way he was acting and gave an awkward smile to the injured boy, hoping he didn't scare him. Suddenly the Qwilfish dived out of the water, apparently in went back in, heading straight for Zoomer. Zoomer reacting quickly redirected the Qwilfish smashing it into the tree; following it up by quickly tying it up with a grass knot. Niles sighed, this time it wouldn't be getting out to easily, and even if it did it would smash into the ground. Suddenly the annoying spikeball let out a barrage of spikes.

    "Zoomer quickly teleport on top of the Qwilfish to dodge the spikes. Then send out a signal beam straight in it's face and then another signal beam." Niles commanded. He had luckily gotten more inspiration for plans. As this was happening Niles runs towards the injured bag holding up his bag, hoping it will protect the two of them.


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    Quote Originally Posted by jolteonjak View Post
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    ~Adventure Path~

    Charminions: The Nidoran was doing well for herself against two tough Pokemon. For the time being, she was able to incapacitate Pigkey. Now she was about to deliver a particularly strong attack to Osage, Double Kick.

    You mull things over for a brief time, while she readies her attack. As her legs extend for a couple of kicks, Osage’s claw glows covered in icy energy. Osage takes one of the kicks to the abdomen, but at the same time, he is successful in punching Nidoran flank side. The punch throws her a few feet away, and the second kick is all but forgotten.

    Nidoran gets back on her feet once more, and she doesn’t look pleased. Quickly thinking, she begins to fire some quills at Osage hoping they poison him with their sting. At the same time, however, Osage begins to power up, and he begins to dance the dance of the sword-wielder. While dancing, the quills, that Nidoran fired, remarkably miss Osage as they bounce off his claws causing neither damage nor poison.

    With a newfound fighting spirit, Osage initiates his next attack. Charging towards the Poison Pin, Osage’s claw begins to glow with a darkened black hue. Osage begins to strike at Nidoran with his shadowy claw, slicing not her hide but her soul. She falls to the ground, but soon she is back on her feet. With a small burst of energy, she leaps at Osage, who was still nearby, tackling him to the ground.

    Nidoran hops off Osage immediately and shakes off the roughness of last round. Meanwhile Pigkey is having the time of her life lying on the ground drawing outlines of the clouds in the skies with her finger. She is still obviously under the effects of confusion, but at least she wasn’t attacking innocent trees. Nidoran quickly runs towards Osage, head down. Osage, who was just getting back on his feet, is head butted by the Poison Pin and once again is knocked off his feet.

    Both Nidoran and Osage are breathing heavily.

    What will you do?
    Nidoran begins charging forward, her legs prepared to deliver a pair of kicks. Charm quickly shouts his orders, seeing the danger the fighting attack could do to his Sneasel. With an affirmative nod, Osage leaps forward taking the first kick before knocking the Nidoran away with an Ice Punch. "... well atleast that stopped the second kick," Charm said.

    The Nidoran soon gets up once again, looking even more pissed at Osage and his trainer. Osage starts up a Swords Dance, weaving his claws around as if they're swords while Nidoran starts firing multiple Poison Stings. Osage effectively blocks off the stingers with his claws as he performs his dance to boost his attack power. "Awesome," Charm said in awe as his Pokemon effectively used a status boosting move in a defensive way.

    Now boosted up and ready to wreck things up, Osage charges ghost energy into his claw before slashing the Nidoran with the power of the Shadows. The blow definitely delivered, leaving Charm's grin to remain where it is, but Nidoran soon gets up once more before Tackling the closeby Sneasel. "This is one tough, Nidoran. Maybe we'll need Pigkey's help," he said, looking to his side to find Pigkey still confused, but at least she's not attacking trees anymore. Osage begins standing back up from the previous Tackle before getting Headbutted by the Nidoran, knocking him back down.

    "Well shoot." Without many options, he simply walks over to Pigkey and gives her a reasonable smack over the head. Without even checking to see if Pigkey's confusion was knocked out of her, he calls out his next orders. "Sorry about that Pigkey, but we really need your help. Give the Nidoran a Smack Down before delivering a Mega Punch! Osage, burst out a Frost Breath before using Crush Claw!"


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    Quote Originally Posted by jolteonjak View Post

    ~Waterfall Valley~

    Myrrh: Once again, when the Surskit has the upper hand, or leg, it just runs off. Your curiosity gets the better of you, though, so you follow it out of the cavern. You pick Volts up into your arms, so he can conserve energy in the event you find the runaway Pond Skater. Almost immediately in the tunnel you feel the ground slope pretty steeply. You keep your footing despite the wet ground, but you decide to slow your pace. This is because not only is the ground wet and steep, but you are weary of surprises from Surskit like last time.

    As typically obsverved in the tunnels you've been in thus far, this one, too, is dark; and that coupled with the fact that you've been walking for quite a span of time leads you to believe you've lost it. You keep walking down the slope hoping to find another cavern or a fork or even, what is beginning to appear, a distant light. You grin a little as the distant light becomes brighter during your descent. You feel the ground beneath you level off.

    Ahead of you is bright light, and as you get closer you see trees and bushes and grass. You look through the mouth of the cave, and from what you can make out, you've fully descended the mountain. As you exit the cave you look around some more. There are bushes and trees all over the area. There appears to be a roughly made trail leading away from the cave into the woods. You look to your right, and you see another trail leading to some water. From that direction you hear some light splashing. Still cognizant of that slippery Surskit, you approach the body of water cautiously.

    You take cover behind a rock, and Volts jumps out of your arms looking a little better than when you exited the cavern. When you peek over the rock you see the Surskit playing on the water. It skates around on the large surface of the pond shooting bursts of water in the air for sport, like it's playing. Volts peers around the base of the rock to see as well. The Surskit notices you both and starts to approach you. Oddly enough it seems to be happy to see you. The Surskit begins spinning its body, which, as you remember, signifies it's about to swiftly shoot a number of star-shaped rays at you. Instead of taking cover right away, you continue to watch. As the stars fly at you, you see the Pond Skater surround itself in water. It speeds up, skating as fast as a jet through a makeshift tunnel of stars.

    You both stare at the spectacle too long, and Surskit crashes into the rock you were hiding behind along with the Swift attack. The combination of the Swift and Aqua Jet attacks destroy the rock knocking you and Volts back. Although Volts took some damage, you remember that Surskit's attack was lowered from before and that a Pachirisu can typically survive the special power of a Swift attack. Volts gets on his feet awaiting your orders.

    What will you do?
    "Gaahh, again!? And we just sat and watched this time!
    .....that kinda hurt." Myrrh got back to his feet. He was beginning to come up with a plan of action, but was also wondering why the Surskit seemed so weird to him. He didn't think much of it though, he figured that Surskit wasn't exactly happy to see them, but happy to be able to get another chance to beat up on him and Volts instead.

    "All right, this time we'll get it for sure, Volts. I think we're gonna have to go for broke here by simply hitting it with the strongest attacks you have. First try to hit it from a distance with your Seed Bomb, then get in close for an Iron Tail. Then finally, give your Crossfire a try. Go!"

    Myrrh stood back to watch. He was slightly worried, as this would be the first time Volts would attempt to use Crossfire. He hoped it wouldn't backfire on him instead.....he chuckled at the slight pun he made in his thoughts

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dark Searchman View Post
    Whew, sorry for being so slow with these updates guys! I'm finally back from another vacay in Idaho, and I'm ready to head back into it, so... let's head back into it!

    Megh, you were a lot of fun to torment, and I wish you continued the adventure, but I'm fine with you ending it where you did. Good luck on future adventures. Should you find a desire to come back to the magical world of Astoria, simply post another introduction post, and, depending on who has open slots at the time, one of us will gladly guide you through our forests again!

    InnerFlame, your adventure is now officially placed on hold, and your slot is now open, but should you post a reply to your current update, I'd be happy to continue with you once again.

    Flame Mistress, since I'm aware of the little snafu you had to go through, I'll give you some more time to reply before I open your slot too.

    Finally, I hereby welcome Ampharos_Dude to my Astoria group! Also, welcome... to the swamp. Mwahahahaha! >=D


    Dead Forest


    Toxic Marsh

    Ampharos_Dude

    Yet another trainer cursed by the maps of Astoria, you thought you were in the Divine Woodlands, but the surroundings and the horrid smell proved you were somewhere completely different. You look again at the map and find yourself smack dab in the middle of Toxic Marsh, one of the worst possible places to begin a journey in Astoria. None of the water around here looked safe to drink at all, plus with a fog rolling in—it likely had some sort of poisons in it as well—you were lost and weren’t about to figure out any means of escaping the swamps any time soon. That suited the eerie hiss behind you and the hooded snake it belonged to just fine; the safest place to be for the unlucky travelling through the Toxic Marsh was a stomach, in the Arbok’s opinion. Preferably its own. Of course, the Drapion off to your side also thought this. And the Swalot surfacing from the pool of poisonous water. And the pair of Beedrill patrolling the pond. And the Seviper whose hole you were sitting close to. Then again, none of these Poison-type predators were willing to share you for lunch; in fact, now that they’ve looked at each other, they each thought of the other Pokemon as better items on the menu than just plain, old, boring human flesh. As they all attack each other, you definitely weren’t planning on sticking around; the winner(s) might still be hungry after the epic clash, after all.

    Satisfied with the distance you put between yourself and the Poison Battle Royale, you and Cherry now find yourself at a bigger pond, even deeper into the swamps and possibly with even more hungry Pokemon eyeing you. Like those two shapes across the water, for instance. Wait, those don’t look like-

    “Hey! Y’all gotta get yourself away from that pond real quick!” you hear one of the figures call out. The other one was diving into the water just before a nasty looking frog with wicked claws dripping with poison pops up out of the water right in front of you. “Oh, man, don’ move, ya don’ wanna spook it!” you hear the guy call out again. Don’t move!? This Toxicroak was ready to defend its territory from the closest intruder! Although… maybe the guy knows what he’s talking about enough for you to trust in him. Or maybe not…

    What will Shiro do?

    Shiro looked at the map again carefully. They had ended up in Toxic Marsh, the best place to avoid.
    "Arceus damn this map!." Shiro thought after their location was revealed.
    "We need to get out of here, and fast." He thought, and the poison-type pokémon started gathering around.
    Shiro excamined them scaredly for a while, and when they started their "Poison Battle Royale", Shiro decided to run, and fast.

    After running for a while, Shiro and Cherry arrived safely at an even bigger pond than the last, and they decided to rest for a moment.
    Their rest, however, was interrupted by a voice shouting "Hey! Y'all gotta get yourself away from that pond real quick!" from the distance. Shiro immediately rose, and started looking around, seeing two figures across the pond. Shiro stepped forward carefully, aiming to see the figures better, only to have a Toxicroak jump out of the water!

    Shiro's heart started racing as he fell down from the shock. This place was too dangerous for him! He wanted to get out off the way of the angry 'croak, but he's legs refused to move, and the only thing he could do before passing out was shouting "Safe me, Cherry!"

    Seeing Shiro passed out, Cherry gathered all of its courage, and leaped into battle, quickly strategizing to first use Growth, trying to indimitate the attacker, and using Mega Drain if necessary.
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    Eyrie Peak
    ~Adventure Path~

    OkikuMew: "Ahh, that's comfortable," Andersen says as you help him to a chair to rest his leg. "So you'll go to Posy Field for me? This is great! Ok, have a seat. I need to give you some information," Andersen points at a chair by the table.

    "As you may be aware, there are seven types of Apricorns native to the Johto region. Those White Apricorns there create Fast Balls which really grab a hold of speedy Pokemon. My Scyther was caught with the very first one I made while learning from Kurt. For the record, I have plenty of those for the time being." He takes a book out and flips through some pages. He stops and shows you the next two. "There are also Green and Pink Apricorns which make Friend Balls and Love Balls, respectively. Don't worry too much about finding any of them. They tend to be more for breeders and coordinators. Eventually I'll be looking for them, but for now there are others more suited for the area." He turns a page to the next two. "The Black and Blue Apricorns, which produce the Heavy Ball and Lure Ball respectively. Blue Apricorns, especially, will fetch quite a bit seeing as how we're on an island. I would really appreciate if you can find a dozen of them." He turns the page one more time. "Finally we have the Red and Yellow Apricorns. The Red ones produce the Level Ball, and the Yellow ones produce the Moon Ball. Now those Heavy Balls will help all those trainers who like to explore the caves dotted around these islands since they are sturdy enough to hold the heaviest of Pokemon. Level Balls are great for experienced trainers who are looking for weak or younger Pokemon. Finally Moon Balls are attuned to the energy of the Moon Stone, so they'll catch Pokemon like Nidorino and Skitty much easier since they evolve using a Moon Stone. If you ask me, the crescent moon design on it looks great too."

    Andersen closes the book. "There you have it," he says. "Most Pokedexes will also have this information. Go ahead and look them up if you get out there, and you need more help. One last thing. Take that Apricorn Box on the work bench over there," he points to golden box with a white handle. "It should hold twenty-one Apricorns. If you can manage it, please get a dozen Blue Apricorns, three Black Apricorns, three Red Apricorns, and three Yellow Apricorns. While you're out, I'll be preparing those White Apricorns." He takes a Friend Ball, a green Pokeball with red spots on it, out and clicks it open to reveal a tall, thin, green and white Pokemon with blades on its arms. "Scyther and Gallade can go finish collecting the fire wood." Scyther and Gallade both walk outside to begin cutting up some trees.

    Andersen gets up slowly and hops over to his work bench. He places a stool by the leg he is standing on, and carefully he places his injured leg on the stool. "There, with all my tools and Apricorns nearby, I should be able to get them prepared earily. You don't need to worry about me. Take a few moments to prepare and head out. You can take the map with you, so you don't get lost. Oh, and please leave the door open when you go," you look outside and spot Scyther and Gallade. "No hands and all," he chuckles.

    What will you do?



    Special Instructions: At some point in your reply you'll need to write an intro to Posy Field.
    I *hope* it's ok how I wrote my post in a way Okiku did a few (simple) things and asks some questions to Andersen, (which he "answers" but I don't precise what he says, for you to fill in), before she goes to Posy Fields... If ever you find it goes too close to "doing actions without your permission", please tell me as soon as possible and I'll do the changes accordingly.

    Seeing that Andersen was being a little bit uncomfortable, I grab a chair and put it in front of him so he can rest his leg on it.

    "Ahh, that's comfortable," he says as he pulls up his leg and places it on the chair. "So you'll go to Posy Field for me? This is great! Ok, have a seat. I need to give you some information."

    I quickly grab another chair for myself, then sit on it to listen carefully to his instructions. Meanwhile, Max curls down into a ball down at my feet and perks up his ears to listen to the Pokéball craftman too.

    "As you may be aware there are seven types of Apricorns native to the Johto region. Those White Apricorns there create Fast Balls which really grab a hold of speedy Pokemon. My Scyther was caught with the very first one I made while learning from Kurt," he continues. "For the record, I have plenty of those for the time being."

    "Yeah, I heard the white ones are the most common, so its no surprise you got plenty," I add.

    "There are also Green and Pink Apricorns which make Friend Balls and Love Balls, respectively," he continues as he starts going through pages of a book, then stops at a couple of pages conserning the apricorns he just mentioned. "Don't worry too much about finding any of them. They tend to be more for breeders and coordinators. Eventually I'll be looking for them, but for now there are others more suited for the area."

    "Coordinators..." I think aloud. "I would be fun to try, but I believe I'm not ready to do that yet."

    Andersen flips to another page: "The Black and Blue Apricorns, which produce the Heavy Ball and Lure Ball respectively. Now those Heavy Balls will help all those trainers who like to explore the caves dotted around these islands since they are sturdy enough to hold the heaviest of Pokemon."

    "Ah, a Heavy Ball, I got one of those when I started my journey," I say as I take the named Pokéball out to quickly show it to him. "Didn't have any chance to use it yet though."

    "Blue Apricorns, especially, will fetch quite a bit seeing as how we're on an island. I would really appreciate if you can find a dozen of them. Finally we have the Red and Yellow Apricorns. The Red ones produce the Level Ball, and the Yellow ones produce the Moon Ball."

    "Oh yeah, Red Apricorns," I cut in in the conversation again as I pull out my brand-new Level Ball, "I won one of those, and had it make into a Level Ball out if it."

    "Level Balls are great for experienced trainers who are looking for weak or younger Pokemon."

    "...Too bad it's not a great idea for me to use it right away, I don't think I fit in the 'experienced' part." I mutter.

    "Finally Moon Balls are attuned to the energy of the Moon Stone, so they'll catch Pokemon like Nidorino and Skitty much easier since they evolve using a Moon Stone. If you ask me, the crescent moon design on it looks great too."

    I nod in agreement to his opinion, while he closes the book.

    "There you have it. Most Pokedexes will also have this information. Go ahead and look them up if you get out there, and you need more help. One last thing. Take that Apricorn Box on the work bench over there," he points at a yellow box that strangely looks like a portable cooler on a counter. "It should hold twenty-one Apricorns. If you can manage it, please get a dozen Blue Apricorns, three Black Apricorns, three Red Apricorns, and three Yellow Apricorns. While you're out, I'll be preparing those White Apricorns."

    "Alrighty then!"

    Andersen took out a green Pokéball and let out a nice-looking Gallade (ah, one of my favorite psychic-type Pokémon...) then slowly move himself to his workbench while his Pokémon move outside, probably to continue cutting some more wood.

    "There, with all my tools and Apricorns nearby, I should be able to get them prepared earily. You don't need to worry about me. Take a few moments to prepare and head out. You can take the map with you, so you don't get lost."

    "Will do," I answer as I take the map.

    "Oh, and please leave the door open when you go... no hands and all."

    I spurt out a laugh the moment my mind wraped up the reason of the apparent odd request. "No problem."

    I get up and I look around his place, searching for something to use to write, which I quickly find on his desk.

    "Mind if I use you pen and some paper for a minute? Knowing myself, I'll forget what you need the moment I'll go though the door..." I giggle, "Better take note of it."

    After I write the list of apricorns and quantities needed down, I put it in my pocket, then grab the Apricorn Box. I look around the cabin again, a bit lost in thought.

    "Ok, got the map, the box, the list, a potion, plenty of Pokéballs... I think we're good. Ready Max?"

    He barks in confirmation.

    "Sweet! ...Hmm," I ponder aloud as I got through the door, "Andersen, before we go, anything you could add about Posy Fields and picking the Apricorns? Like, I dunno... Dangerous Pokémon, a special way to pick the Apricorns?"

    After he answers me, I thank him and wave him goodbye with the promise of his freshly-picked apricorns, Max exchanges a few "words" with the Scyther and Gallade, and then we take the shortest route to Posy Fields.

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    Astoria
    The Enchanted Forest
    Eyrie Peak
    Named after the odd shape of the mountain which from a distance resembles an eagle's head, Mt.Eyrie was feared by many ancient tribes who once dwelled in the forest. Because no humans ever set foot upon the mountain, Eyrie Peak has become a haven for bird Pokémon who have made it their nesting ground. Because of this, the recent influx of tourists in the vicinity have their sights set upon this area, specifically in the hope of finding some of the rarer Pokémon in the land. Be warned, the Pokémon nesting here are likely to be fierce and will protect their babies at all costs.

    Posy Field: An area of mountainside filled with many apricorn trees, berry plants, rare herbs and flowers. The strong scents have attracted many bug Pokémon who like to feed on the vast range of delicious nectars in the vicinity.
    As soon as we arrive to Posy Fields, after a few hours worth of walking, I fold the map and slip it in my backpack, then we look around for some apricorn trees.

    "Let's see..." as I take out and reread the list I wrote earlier today, "Well we need a lot of those Blue Apricorns, so I think it'll be best to collect those first! Of course if we see some of the other colors the guy needs, we should grab those too."

    My Poochyena's nose starts sniffing the air, probably trying to whiff out the smell similar to the apricorns he smelled back at Andersen's cabin.
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    Default Adventures in Astoria by Dark Searchman, Part 9

    All right, last batch of the month, guys! I also hereby welcome Missingno. Master to my group! Again, I apologize for being slower with my updates this month, hopefully things will pick up next month before I get myself settled into uni again!


    The Divine Woodland


    Magus Falls

    Kaisap112 – {Your update is here.}



    Eyrie Peak


    Adventure Path

    Flame Mistress

    Now that Narcissa has had some time to recharge, you switch her in for Serafina and hope she can fly you out of this Onix’s sleeping area. It was definitely high enough for an Onix to stand in, so you mount Narcissa and have her take you up to the ceiling so you could get the best vantage point, and- Oh great, the big lug’s blocked the entrance too! Worse still, you couldn’t see any other tunnels in here; if this guy made any other tunnels, you would’ve seen them.

    Now what? Sigh, sorry, I guess you’ve got no choice but to wait it out. So, Narcissa quietly brings you back down to the ground, outside of the Rock Snake’s coils, and the two of you just… wait. You wile away the time by watching your brand new Skarmory preen her metallic wings, give your other Pokemon’s Pokeballs a good cleaning, etc. Occasionally, you hear rocks scraping against each other, and you look up to see that Onix’s boulder body has shifted around, but it still doesn’t look like it’ll be waking up any time soon. Despite Narcissa’s getting bored and wanting to pick a fight with Onix, you manage to hold her back and let it have its beauty sleep; you learned your lesson from Narcissa herself. So… you keep waiting… and waiting… and waiting.

    **********

    Something rough brushes against your sleepy body, and you try to push it aside but find it unwilling to budge. This makes you slowly open your eyes from the good nap you had, and you wake up to find Onix’s face staring at you.

    Wait, YOU WAKE UP TO FIND ONIX’S FACE STARING AT YOU!?!?!?

    Not surprisingly, you scream in surprise and sit up with a jolt, and that’s what Narcissa wakes up to just now. She immediately jumps to your defense, squawking a warning to the resident of this cave, and this causes Onix to jump back in surprise itself. It seems pretty placid for an Onix; if you ask nicely, it might be willing to help you get out of the underground.

    What will Charlotte do?



    Posy Field

    Son_of_Shadows – {Your update is here.}


    Jolteonjak – {Your update is here.}



    Garden of Iris


    Rainbow Pool

    Coolz8

    You had successfully captured a female Combee, but her hivemates were guarding the occupied Pokeball with total vigilance. To make matters worse, Trick was pretty close to losing consciousness, so he wouldn’t be able to fight them off. You put your Treecko onto your shoulders, then decide to try and deal with the Combee yourself. You gather up a few rocks, charge, and throw your rocks at them, but they were ready for you. Joined by Vespiquen and the other two Combee they all combine their Gust attacks to create a giant cyclone, one which sweeps you, Trick, Leah, and Ludicolo off your feet. You act on instinct and grab Trick from your shoulders, holding him tightly in your arms as you brace for the inevitable fall from the end of the cyclone. As the Super Gust dissipates you close your eyes once again. This was it. Your short life as a trainer was about to-

    Nah, I’m not gonna be that mean to you.

    You suddenly feel a blast of water hold you up in the air, then slowly drop you to safety. Ludicolo saved you with his Hydro Pump once again! However, doing two Hydro Pumps at this point has left Ludicolo looking a little tired now.

    “Thank you… Ludicolo…” Leah said weakly. You could then hear her wince in pain, so you turn to look at her. She holds her leg tightly, it looks like she broke it from the fall, though she’s lucky it wasn’t worse. Trick does looks much worse, however, the trauma and the winds causing him to fall unconscious in your arms. You look back towards the Combee; Vespiquen and the two Combee with her have now joined the other three in guarding the captured female Combee. “It… looks like…” Leah continues to say, “they’ll keep… guarding it until the end, so… we must defeat Vespiquen… if you wish to have your Pokemon…” She then brings out a bag full of herbs and takes out a special looking one. “Here…” she says as she hands the herb to you. “It’s a Revival Herb. Please, use it on your friend. It looks like we still need your help even after defeating the female Combee,” she says, gaining a little more strength.

    You open your comatose friend’s mouth and feed him the herb. He grimaces while chewing the bitter tasting herb, but soon after swallowing it he jumped up having been brought back to full health and energy. Just in time to experience another Super Gust, huh? Actually, Ludicolo still has plenty of energy to throw up a Protective shield around everyone and block the whole thing. It doesn’t last long enough for Ludicolo, though, and he takes the brunt of the attack for everyone else and gets knocked out as a result. “Ludicolo, no!” Leah calls out to her Pokemon. Were it as easy as using another Revival Herb, she would have used it, but that was the only one she had. Her expression darkens as she recalls her Ludicolo. “I… I never thought… I would use her again,” you could barely hear her whisper. She slowly brings out a Pokeball from one of the pockets in her bag. “Torterra, we need your help!”

    A massive green tortoise with a tree growing on her shell pops out of her Pokeball. She looked even more powerful than her Ludicolo did. As the rain clouds parted, Leah says to you: “Torterra is my strongest Pokemon, but with all of the Combee, it might not be enough. I must ask for your help again.”

    What will Frinth do?



    Dead Forest


    Toxic Marsh

    Ampharos_Dude

    Your gutless-induced fainting spell has left you at the mercy of an angry Toxicroak. That left Cherry with the heavy lifting. She takes what little sunlight could shine through the fog and uses the energy to Grow to triple her original size. Wait, TRIPLE!? Surprising? Totally! Intimidating? …Maybe. Although, I’ve never considered what a three foot tall Sunkern looked like, so there’s the chance… Eh, hard to read a Toxicroak, but I’m pretty sure that if it’s inflating its throat sac, it feels threatened. But yeah, Cherry got a huge boost in offense for sure, and she would put that to good use with her Mega Drain attack. Small orbs of energy flow out of Toxicroak and into Cherry, resulting in a HUGE… 2% of Toxicroak’s health and energy being drained. Well, despite her size, she’s still outlevelled and outtyped, so… sorry, she wouldn’t be doing much, unfortunately.

    Suddenly, she sees Toxicroak get jumped from behind and wrestled to the ground. “Louie, get Jello on ‘im!” she hears the attacker shout. The other guy races forward and calls out a Duosion from his Pokeball. “Jello, Psychic now!”

    Jello’s eyes glow and unleash a peculiar energy straight into the poison frog’s mind, and, despite its Anticipating the attack, there wasn't much Toxicroak could do about it taking out almost ľ of its health in one blow. Then the guy on top of it releases his hold only to take out a unique looking Pokeball—it was colored brown instead of red and had the shell of a Squirtle stamped on the top—and toss it at the Toxicroak. After the Pokemon was sucked up inside the special Pokeball, it shook a few times, then pinged. The guy that caught him whooped and then said, “What a Fightin’-type! That was some ree-ality right thar!”

    You wake up soon after that to realize there was no more angry Pokemon staring at you, but instead two middle-aged guys with T-shirts and jeans and a Duosion accompanying one of them. “You okay, buddy?” the guy with the Duosion says to you. “You fainted right after seein’ that Toxicroak!” You then look to see Cherry at about three feet tall instead of her normal one foot tall.

    “He should be fine,” says the other guy. “He’s lucky the Squirtleman was here to rescue him!” he then says with a pose.

    What will Shiro do?


    Missingno. Master

    You and Gemini were completely psyched to go to the Toxic Marsh once you had heard about its existence in Astoria. The idea of being in such a poisonous wasteland was too good to resist; after all, Poison-type Pokemon thrived in these parts, and that was your specialty.

    You finally arrive, and you spend a few moments to take in the scenery. Ah, what a beautiful place to be! Barren trees, disease-ridden ponds filled with algae, thick weeds, thicker fog, sticky mud to get into your boots, you couldn’t have picked a better place if you tried. And the smells! In addition to the aroma your Weezing gave off, you had the pleasurable scents of Eau de Skuntank, Musk d’Arbok, and CinnaMuk to choose from, among countless others. All that with the sounds of bugs and other critters getting crunched up all over the place… it was already worth the visit. You venture further in, and each step you take makes you love the area even further. Gemini floats alongside you, and they totally agree with you; you guys had to be in heaven. You had to stop a few times to get your foot out of the mud, even out of a Muk’s face once; you made sure to apologize to it, and there were no hard feelings… or maybe there were, but I’m too busy putting you through paradise to check on that… at least right now.

    “Hey, y’all git off our property ‘fore ya get a face full!” you hear a girl’s voice with a twang suddenly ring out.

    You whisk around to see a brunette in a purple shirt, overalls, and a straw hat pointing a shotgun at you. And something tells you that it’s not loaded with Pokeblok!

    What will Keith do?



    The Burial Ground

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    Sangre did not like being held to the ground by such a slimy hand; not only was it putting him at a disadvantage, it was just plain disgusting to have on his body! He flaps his wing quickly, releasing an Air Cutting vacuum that severs the Muk’s arm long enough for the grip to loosen and allow the Crobat to fly out of Muk’s reach. Well, at least out of arm’s reach, not necessarily out of range entirely. Minerva could hear the spirit inside force a retch as the sludge body makes a last ditch effort for some damage and Shoots a heavy ball of sludge and acid. The ball of Gunk knocks the wind out of Sangre for some good damage despite his resistance to the poisons, and now his entire body is drenched in the foul smelling mix of liquids. Still, this doesn’t deter him from getting even dirtier, and, in an attempt to finish the battle, charges up a huge amount of energy and divebombs into Muk with what could be extremely exaggerated as a Gigagram of force, the Impact causing Muk’s body to splash all over the cemetery, dislodge the bones of the skeleton, and release the spirit from his prison. Minerva watches with glee as the spirit floats in the air and, before vanishing, says, “Thank you for your mercy! I shall be indebted to you and your companions and will be your humble servant in the next world!” Well then, looks like Minerva has yet another soul under her control! Afterlife is good. The spirit completely vanishes, the bones turn to dust and fade away in the breeze, and the sludge slides off any surface it was on and returns to the toxic earth. Nearby, a tombstone, presumably marking the gravesite where the apparition’s body was interred, crumbled and turned to dust as well. Sangre gains one level!

    You return to pick up the large sample you most recently extracted when you suddenly notice… movement inside it. Since you capped it tightly, you don’t have much to fear from it, but you quickly and carefully stow it inside your pack; you can’t wait to study that!

    Then you hear a very familiar cackle coming from in front of you. At the very end of the cemetery, you see the two hags once again. Even though they are so far away, their cackling sounds as if they were close to you. They stop, and one of them says in an eerily long tone: “Youuuuu heeeeeeeded not our warniiiing, and have looked too far into the graaaaaave!”

    “That man was our favorite spirit to toy with, but no matter~!” the other lady chimes in, then continues in a familiar ghost dialect: “We have plenty more where he came from!

    They cackle again, and all around you, you can see bodies of sludge of varying sizes, shapes, and toxins emerge from the earth, all of them staring at you. You also see the hags undergoing transformations from old to ghostly, and once done, even from such a distance, you could easily identify the two as a Gengar and a Mismagius. “Well, sister,” you hear the Gengar speak in her dialect, “shall we invite the young lady into our collection?

    Indeed,” the Mismagius responds. “And the Banette too~! We may even be able to introduce her to our arts!

    Excellent!” says Gengar, “Such a power as we have would be absolutely tempting to her! But first, to free the Puppet from the puppeteer~! Capture her!!” she orders, pointing her finger at you.

    There must be hundreds of Poison Pokemon, from Koffing and Weezing, to Trubbish and Garbodor, to Grimer and Muk, to Gulpin and Swalot. All of them moving towards your position. Sangre is currently perched on a nearby gravestone, breathing heavily and will be unable to move for a while. Minerva, while certainly powerful, would definitely not be able to take on such a massive army of sludge and toxic gases. You’re totally welcome to try, of course, though I wouldn’t exactly recommend it. Fortunately, you aren’t really surrounded by the mob of Pokemon; it doesn’t look like there are any Pokemon coming at you from behind, just from the front and the sides. You just might be able to escape this place, though if you don’t want to, they’d understand.

    What will Marion do?


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    You and Gemini were completely psyched to go to the Toxic Marsh once you had heard about its existence in Astoria. The idea of being in such a poisonous wasteland was too good to resist; after all, Poison-type Pokemon thrived in these parts, and that was your specialty.

    You finally arrive, and you spend a few moments to take in the scenery. Ah, what a beautiful place to be! Barren trees, disease-ridden ponds filled with algae, thick weeds, thicker fog, sticky mud to get into your boots, you couldn’t have picked a better place if you tried. And the smells! In addition to the aroma your Weezing gave off, you had the pleasurable scents of Eau de Skuntank, Musk d’Arbok, and CinnaMuk to choose from, among countless others. All that with the sounds of bugs and other critters getting crunched up all over the place… it was already worth the visit. You venture further in, and each step you take makes you love the area even further. Gemini floats alongside you, and they totally agree with you; you guys had to be in heaven. You had to stop a few times to get your foot out of the mud, even out of a Muk’s face once; you made sure to apologize to it, and there were no hard feelings… or maybe there were, but I’m too busy putting you through paradise to check on that… at least right now.

    “Hey, y’all git off our property ‘fore ya get a face full!” you hear a girl’s voice with a twang suddenly ring out.

    You whisk around to see a brunette in a purple shirt, overalls, and a straw hat pointing a shotgun at you. And something tells you that it’s not loaded with Pokeblok!

    What will Keith do?

    "Not good," Keith thought to himself, as he eyed the shotgun. He would have been more than glad to comply with this girl... who was armed... with a firearm... Except he hadn't even been aware he was on anyone's property, and thus, was unable to tell which way he ought to go so as to not further irritate this person... who looked liable to shoot him as it was... with her shotgun... that was being aimed right at him... Keith decided to try and find out just which way he ought to head so as to leave this girl's property.

    "I'm terribly sorry, miss," he called out to the girl, "I wasn't even aware I was on anyone's property. My Weezing and I will gladly leave, if you would be so kind as to point us in the right direction."

    Gemini, meanwhile, eyed the shotgun warily. If this girl fired, they were ready and prepared to try and deflect whatever it was loaded with using their Psybeam attack.

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    Your gutless-induced fainting spell has left you at the mercy of an angry Toxicroak. That left Cherry with the heavy lifting. She takes what little sunlight could shine through the fog and uses the energy to Grow to triple her original size. Wait, TRIPLE!? Surprising? Totally! Intimidating? …Maybe. Although, I’ve never considered what a three foot tall Sunkern looked like, so there’s the chance… Eh, hard to read a Toxicroak, but I’m pretty sure that if it’s inflating its throat sac, it feels threatened. But yeah, Cherry got a huge boost in offense for sure, and she would put that to good use with her Mega Drain attack. Small orbs of energy flow out of Toxicroak and into Cherry, resulting in a HUGE… 2% of Toxicroak’s health and energy being drained. Well, despite her size, she’s still outlevelled and outtyped, so… sorry, she wouldn’t be doing much, unfortunately.

    Suddenly, she sees Toxicroak get jumped from behind and wrestled to the ground. “Louie, get Jello on ‘im!” she hears the attacker shout. The other guy races forward and calls out a Duosion from his Pokeball. “Jello, Psychic now!”

    Jello’s eyes glow and unleash a peculiar energy straight into the poison frog’s mind, and, despite its Anticipating the attack, there wasn't much Toxicroak could do about it taking out almost ľ of its health in one blow. Then the guy on top of it releases his hold only to take out a unique looking Pokeball—it was colored brown instead of red and had the shell of a Squirtle stamped on the top—and toss it at the Toxicroak. After the Pokemon was sucked up inside the special Pokeball, it shook a few times, then pinged. The guy that caught him whooped and then said, “What a Fightin’-type! That was some ree-ality right thar!”

    You wake up soon after that to realize there was no more angry Pokemon staring at you, but instead two middle-aged guys with T-shirts and jeans and a Duosion accompanying one of them. “You okay, buddy?” the guy with the Duosion says to you. “You fainted right after seein’ that Toxicroak!” You then look to see Cherry at about three feet tall instead of her normal one foot tall.

    “He should be fine,” says the other guy. “He’s lucky the Squirtleman was here to rescue him!” he then says with a pose.

    What will Shiro do?

    After waking up from the shock, Shiro jumped up, and took a good look at his surroundings.
    "It seems that the danger has passed" He thought to himself and let out a faint breath.
    At first he wondered asking these strangers why his pokemon was now three-times larger and dancing victoriously, but he decided to drop the matter.

    "Thank you for saving us. My name is Shiro, what are yours? And who is this Squirtleman you were talking about?" Shiro asked calmly, and offered a thankful handshake. Cherry on the other hand, was a little dissapointed at the fact that her glorious defence rampage was completely ignored.
    "This Squirtleman shall pay for stealing my glory" She thought.
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    As the battle raged on, your Heracross wanted so badly to get himself into the battle, but you were ready to give him the chance. Meanwhile, all the combatants were in the thick of it. Numel had stopped the Rollout attack he was in only to be the target of another Twineedle attack. Fortunately, despite the Beedrill’s use of Focus Energy earlier, it wasn’t as accurate with the jabs, and, if the attacks did any damage, it wasn’t very noticeable. Teddiursa had her own problems, however, as the Beedrill in front of her started Stinging her with more Poisonous needles. They may not have poisoned her, but they hurt more than usual. The last Beedrill decides to change its opponent and fly away from Cyndaquil towards the other two Pokémon, Focusing its Energy while doing so. Now Cyndaquil could afford to wait for Numel to make his move, but Teddiursa wasn’t waiting for anything. Another closer inspection of this Beedrill revealed it had something about as valuable as honey. So she turned on the charm once again and complemented the Beedrill on how much more powerful it was, how there was no way she could ever compare to him. She then pleads her “surrender” to the Beedrill and asked to see why it was so powerful. You could see him brandishing his Poison Barb, stuck on his stinger, in front of her, and he then points that stinger at her, apparently having enough of her tricks and was planning on finishing her then and there. Big mistake. Teddiursa suddenly grabs the stinger and rips the Poison Barb straight off, causing the Beedrill to howl in pain once again. The Little Bear then runs off toward Numel with her new item; she got what she Coveted, after all! At the same time, Numel fended off his opponent with another Ancientpower, but now he had a spectator. Cyndaquil was watching Numel perform the attack, Mimicked the movements, and became confident he would be able to do the attack too. Once done with his attack, he begins running back towards you and Heracross.

    Now this Beedrill really had enough of the accursed Little Bear. As if dignity, honey, and pride weren’t enough, she now steals his Poison Barb? He curses himself for falling for it a third time and now sprays more Poison Sting at Teddiursa, but this time he is joined by his partner firing its own Poison Sting. The combined attacks on Teddiursa deal damage and finally poison her (“Take that, stupid bear!” you could imagine the Beedrill saying.), but as the venom courses through her, she only runs faster; who knew her Feet could be that Quick? The third Beedrill tries to cut off her path with a Furious barrage of Attacks, but she shakes off the two hits she received and Scratches her way past the Beedrill in front of her and continues to head towards Numel while Numel reaches Heracross. Now all three Beedrill were in hot pursuit of Teddiursa, but that gives the distraction Cyndaquil needed. Out of nowhere, Cyndaquil’s Ancientpower attack comes and piles onto the weakened Beedrill. The attack soon fades, but Beedrill isn’t able to get up from it, having been knocked out by the impact. Cyndaquil gains one level! As for the other two Beedrill… well, they couldn’t have seen this coming. Teddiursa’s extra speed allow her to run past Heracross, giving the Singlehorn enough room to toss Numel into the air. Your order comes in loud and clear, and Numel begins another Rollout attack in midair. One of the Beedrill eventually sees what’s happening and veers away at an angle, but the other is so unfortunate enough to run straight into the Numb Pokémon in a ball, that it gets completely flattened by the attack as Numel runs it straight into the ground. HARD. Being above 60% health just wasn’t going to save it, as the one attack knocks all the air out of the Poison Bee and forces it to fall unconscious instantly. Numel gains one level!

    Numel continues rolling, now below 50% energy, but still barely below 80% health. Cyndaquil now stands below 60% energy and above 60% health, while Teddiursa is the worst off, below 50% energy and 40% health, and the poison would simply serve to wear her down. Meanwhile, one Beedrill remains, still above 60% energy and 70% health, but as it looks at its fallen comrades, you can only assume that it’s thinking about turning abdomen and buzzing back to the hive where it came from, though there’s a chance it could try to stall you for just a few seconds more.

    What will Chad do?

    As Chad watched the events of last round unfold, he could only empathize with others who tell stories of being attacked by swarms of Beedrill. They were certainly doing a great job at annoying him, especially when he never wanted to battle them in the first place. He was only looking to help out an adorable Teddiursa collect some berries to snack on. He saw Numel take a Twineedle attack, but luckily his resistance to the attack allowed him to not suffer much damage. Equally lucky was the fact he didn’t get poisoned. Teddiursa took a Poison Sting from another Beedrill, but thankfully she wasn’t poisoned. Perhaps the luckiest of the three, Cyndaquil watched as his Poison Bee opponent decided to attack someone else. This allowed him the chance to learn to mimic Numel’s Ancientpower attack, which ultimately allowed Cyndaquil to knock out one of the Beedrill. Heracross got his wish to see some action by hurling a curled-up Numel at the Beedrill to power up his Rollout attack.

    Teddiursa, on the other hand, seemed to be taking a lot of damage. She did spot a weapon on one of the Beedrill, and she wanted it. She was able to coax the Beedrill to letting its guard down long enough for her to rip it off. The Beedrill, who left its scrape with Cyndaquil, joined the injured Beedrill’s assault with a double Poison Sting. She wasn’t so lucky this time, and she got poisoned. The poison activated her special ability, though, because as one of the Beedrill attacked her with its Fury Attack, she was able to dodge most of the attacks and retaliate with a Scratch of her own. She sped by Chad, Heracross, and Numel allowing them the time they needed to launch Numel at the Beedrill. One of the Beedrill was able to avoid the powered-up Rollout, but the other was unfortunate. It took the attack full force and fell unconscious.

    Chad looked at Teddiursa, who seemed to be suffering from her battle injuries and the poison. “Teddiursa, if the poison gets to be too much, come on over for a Pecha Berry to cure it up.”

    Chad surveyed the battlefield. With one Beedrill left, he felt it would only be a matter of time before this whole mess was over. He thought for a moment for the most effective way to achieve this. “Cyndaquil, let’s try something new. Combine your Hidden Powers (Ice) & (Electric) on the Beedrill. Numel, try growling at the Beedrill to see if you can attract its attention. If it flies close to you, use Ember. If it doesn’t, use Ancientpower.”

    Chad felt satisfied with his attack choices. With only the single Beedrill left, he felt he could experiment a little with attacks, should he ever get the chance to enter a Contest. Suddenly, he realized Numel could have put some or all of the Beedrill to sleep, thus making this battle so much easier. He further realized that at least his Pokémon are getting some valuable battle experience. “Let’s finish this up! I have lemonades for all of you, including you Teddiursa.”


    Placing 1x Pecha Berry on standby (link is in my reply). Cyndaquil gains a level, and I mash my B button on my Pokedex. Numel gains a level, and he learns Focus Energy (wish BW2 moves were available...tangent).

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    You had successfully captured a female Combee, but her hivemates were guarding the occupied Pokeball with total vigilance. To make matters worse, Trick was pretty close to losing consciousness, so he wouldn’t be able to fight them off. You put your Treecko onto your shoulders, then decide to try and deal with the Combee yourself. You gather up a few rocks, charge, and throw your rocks at them, but they were ready for you. Joined by Vespiquen and the other two Combee they all combine their Gust attacks to create a giant cyclone, one which sweeps you, Trick, Leah, and Ludicolo off your feet. You act on instinct and grab Trick from your shoulders, holding him tightly in your arms as you brace for the inevitable fall from the end of the cyclone. As the Super Gust dissipates you close your eyes once again. This was it. Your short life as a trainer was about to-

    Nah, I’m not gonna be that mean to you.

    You suddenly feel a blast of water hold you up in the air, then slowly drop you to safety. Ludicolo saved you with his Hydro Pump once again! However, doing two Hydro Pumps at this point has left Ludicolo looking a little tired now.

    “Thank you… Ludicolo…” Leah said weakly. You could then hear her wince in pain, so you turn to look at her. She holds her leg tightly, it looks like she broke it from the fall, though she’s lucky it wasn’t worse. Trick does looks much worse, however, the trauma and the winds causing him to fall unconscious in your arms. You look back towards the Combee; Vespiquen and the two Combee with her have now joined the other three in guarding the captured female Combee. “It… looks like…” Leah continues to say, “they’ll keep… guarding it until the end, so… we must defeat Vespiquen… if you wish to have your Pokemon…” She then brings out a bag full of herbs and takes out a special looking one. “Here…” she says as she hands the herb to you. “It’s a Revival Herb. Please, use it on your friend. It looks like we still need your help even after defeating the female Combee,” she says, gaining a little more strength.

    You open your comatose friend’s mouth and feed him the herb. He grimaces while chewing the bitter tasting herb, but soon after swallowing it he jumped up having been brought back to full health and energy. Just in time to experience another Super Gust, huh? Actually, Ludicolo still has plenty of energy to throw up a Protective shield around everyone and block the whole thing. It doesn’t last long enough for Ludicolo, though, and he takes the brunt of the attack for everyone else and gets knocked out as a result. “Ludicolo, no!” Leah calls out to her Pokemon. Were it as easy as using another Revival Herb, she would have used it, but that was the only one she had. Her expression darkens as she recalls her Ludicolo. “I… I never thought… I would use her again,” you could barely hear her whisper. She slowly brings out a Pokeball from one of the pockets in her bag. “Torterra, we need your help!”

    A massive green tortoise with a tree growing on her shell pops out of her Pokeball. She looked even more powerful than her Ludicolo did. As the rain clouds parted, Leah says to you: “Torterra is my strongest Pokemon, but with all of the Combee, it might not be enough. I must ask for your help again.”

    What will Frinth do?




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    Frinth then decided to grasp for Leah's hand. He wanted to feel some human warmth as he tried to utter a few more orders. "Trick... Go ahead and release a Bright Flash. Follow with an Absorb at one of the Combee."

    He could have relished that moment if he didn't have another problem troubling him.

    Everyone else walked around me as if I was a statue of marble. A voice echoed in his mind. It went to my advantage as the Arcalian militia couldn't trace my own location, by mistaking my stature to be that of an inanimate object. "Who are you?" Frinth thought. I am a simple projection, one that successfully pierced the loneliness of my universe. The voice replied. "Uh... ok....?"

    Frinth then acquired some unfamiliar feeling that day. It was a mix of many emotions. He then proceeded to keep himself awake, and treated the incident benignly.
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    Allishinca: A surprising discovery in the stadium leads to many, many questions. The venue itself looks nothing inside like it does on the outside. The place is filled to the brim with spectators, yet before entering you heard not a sound. What’s that voice warning you about? Can I fight Tyranitar next? No, that’s not your question but Pluto’s, as you watch him race to the battlefield.

    Pluto stands bravely in the center of the field ready to face the large Armor Pokémon on the other side of the field. Not surprisingly, with a Pokémon as large as Tyranitar on the field, you seem to lose sight of its trainer. Slowly, it begins to walk forward, getting bigger with each step. More menacing. More foreboding. More ominous. The battlefield rumbles with each step. You whip yourself around, quickly searching the field for the exit, and you notice the Steelix and its trainer is already off the field. The realization that the Tyranitar is walking up to you and Pluto sets in, and you decide to try and be brave like Pluto even though inside you are indeed panicking. The Tyranitar stops just a few feet away from Pluto. It’s much taller than you, and the shadow it casts completely envelopes you.

    “What’s this?” the announcer begins. “Has this trainer and her Sableye stepped forward to challenge Katsuyori?” The crowd, still searching for that new challenger, ends their search to face forward. “Yes folks, we have a new challenger!” the announcer proclaims. The crowd begins to cheer for you and Pluto.

    Tyranitar raises its arm. You see its claw glowing with darkness, and all of a sudden three claws imbued with shadow form. The Armor Pokémon pauses, shadowed claw still raised ready to strike. As if in slow motion, Tyranitar begins to slash at Pluto.

    You hide your head in your hands in fear for what’s about to happen to your partner. Suddenly, the stadium becomes completely silent. Peeking through your fingers, the once bright and bustling stadium is now dark and dismal as you would have expected it to be when you first entered. You look around furiously. The crowd is gone. Portions of the walls of the stadium are broken and damaged from time. Various plant life clings to the stadium once again.

    “You are not mad child,” you hear that voice again speaking more clearly. “That was merely an illusion I created.” You continue looking around for the source of the voice. “Right here,” the voice speaks again, and you turn your gaze to just in front of Pluto. You see a creature materialize, roughly twice as tall as Pluto. This brown Pokémon, with strange markings and green eyes, looks inquisitively at Pluto then to you. “I am Beheeyem, guardian of the Grass Paradise,” the Pokémon continues. “I was testing your bravery to determine if you are worthy of taking the Temple Challenge.” Pluto nods, like he knew what was going on. “I have five tests for you. Pass them all, and you will be allowed passage into the Paradise. The first of the five tests takes place in the Temple. If you wish to take the challenge, please meet me in the Temple at the base of the mountain.” The Beheeyem bows and in a blink, it teleports out of sight.

    Pluto doesn’t get the battle he appeared to be ready for, but perhaps more adventure for you both.

    What will you do?

    The Tyranitar approached Alli and Pluto, growing larger with every step. The ground rumbled as it stomped nearer. Pluto, being so immensely small, was badly effected by the shaking, but did his best to remain standing. He did not believe that a battle would commence between him and Tyranitar at all, but instant that the whole scenario would dissolve upon his entrance.

    Alli, by comparison, was quiet shaken by their current predicament. She wanted nothing more then to scoop Pluto up safety in her arms and make a mad sash for the nearest exit. Glancing around, Alli noticing that the giant Steelix and its trainer had already left the stadium. Alli realized with a start that this meant that the Tyranitar was approaching them! Alli glanced nervously at Pluto, who was standing up confidently against their enormous foe for reason unbeknownst to her.

    "I hope you know what your doing," whisper Alli.

    Pluto remained confident in his delusion that there would be no fight as the Tyranitar stopped a few feet in front of them. The shadow of the large creature completely enveloped them like a deadly vortex. The announcer's voice rang out:

    "What's this? Has this trainer and her Sableye stepped forward to challenge Katsuyori?" Alli shrunk as the eyes of the crowd fell on her. Pluto gazed around curiously. Why hadn't this farce stopped yet? Pluto pondered this as he began to doubt his rash actions. "Yes folks, we have a new challenger!" The crowd gave out a roar of approval, the shear volume of which made Alli shake. Pluto looked up with uncertainly.

    The Tyranitar approached with its claws glowing with darkness. Pluto took a nervous step back, as the Tyranitar raised its claws, ready to strike. Pluto raised his paws in defense, as if to state that there had been a misunderstanding. The Tyranitar's shadow claws slashed downward, as Alli covered her eyes in terror.

    While Alli howled in fright with her eyes tightly covered, she noticed that the cheer of the crowd had suddenly ceased. She slowly uncovered her eyes and looked in wonder at her changed surrounding. There was no crowd, or Katsuyori, or giant Tyranitar. Instead, Alli found herself in the rundown ruins of the Colosseum, again destroyed and overgrown with leafage. Pluto lay on the ground in front of her, sprayed on his back as though dead. The illusion that Pluto had experienced was so powerful that he was utterly convinced of his own death. Slowly lifting a paw, Pluto felt his chest where he was expecting a wound to be. When his paw came in contact with his soft fur instead, Pluto raised his head up and realized that he was not injured at all! Hopping to his feet, Pluto gave his body a quick look over and threw his arms up an ecstasy.

    Alli returned his expression with a look of exasperation. The two of them broke into laughter, as the absurdity of their situation evaporated with their relief. Their cheers stopped abruptly when Alli thought she heard something. Pluto perched up his ears and listened.

    "You are not mad child," an eerie voice rings out.

    "Pluto its that voice from earlier!" Alli whispered excitedly. Pluto looked around, trying to pinpoint the location of the voice.

    "That was merely an illusion I created." Alli and Pluto continued to searching in vain for the source of the voice. "Right here." Between Alli and Pluto, a brown Pokemon materialized. The two adventurers looked in amazement at the newcomer, while he returned their gaze with an inquisitive glance. "I am Beheeyem, the guardian of the Grass Paradise. I was testing your bravery to determine if you are worthy of taking the temple challenge." Alli listened closely to the Guardian, trying desperately to remember every word. Pluto, not one to be outdone, stood confidently erect and nodded as though he understood completely what was going on.

    "I have five test for you. Pass them all, and you will be allowed passage into the Paradise. The first of the five test take place in the temple. If you wish to take the challenge, please meet me in the temple at the base of the mountain." The Guardian then bowed politely and teleported away.

    Seeming dazed by the Guardian appearance, Alli regain herself and pulled out her Pokedex. Flipping through the pages, she came across the Pokemon she had just been in the presence of:

    Beheeyem. The Cerebral Pokemon. Psychic Type.

    Alli stared at her Pokedex for some time before looking up at Pluto, who was patiently awaiting orders. But there was no need for orders. The two of them quickly exchanged grins and darted out of the Colosseum.

    As they gleefully dashed down the dark hallway that they had previously entered through, Pluto jumped up and playfully shoved Alli. Alli retaliated by hopping over him. Pluto sprang up again and pushed Alli form behind while diving into the lead. The two continued their competitive sprint all the way to the temple's entrance. Here, Pluto again attempted to shove Alli, but did so just as Alli was about to jump. As a result, Alli tripped over Pluto, who got caught up in her legs, causing the two of them to go rolling into the entrance of the temple and skid across the smooth marble floor.


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    The Burial Ground

    Marion Ette

    Sangre did not like being held to the ground by such a slimy hand; not only was it putting him at a disadvantage, it was just plain disgusting to have on his body! He flaps his wing quickly, releasing an Air Cutting vacuum that severs the Muk’s arm long enough for the grip to loosen and allow the Crobat to fly out of Muk’s reach. Well, at least out of arm’s reach, not necessarily out of range entirely. Minerva could hear the spirit inside force a retch as the sludge body makes a last ditch effort for some damage and Shoots a heavy ball of sludge and acid. The ball of Gunk knocks the wind out of Sangre for some good damage despite his resistance to the poisons, and now his entire body is drenched in the foul smelling mix of liquids. Still, this doesn’t deter him from getting even dirtier, and, in an attempt to finish the battle, charges up a huge amount of energy and divebombs into Muk with what could be extremely exaggerated as a Gigagram of force, the Impact causing Muk’s body to splash all over the cemetery, dislodge the bones of the skeleton, and release the spirit from his prison. Minerva watches with glee as the spirit floats in the air and, before vanishing, says, “Thank you for your mercy! I shall be indebted to you and your companions and will be your humble servant in the next world!” Well then, looks like Minerva has yet another soul under her control! Afterlife is good. The spirit completely vanishes, the bones turn to dust and fade away in the breeze, and the sludge slides off any surface it was on and returns to the toxic earth. Nearby, a tombstone, presumably marking the gravesite where the apparition’s body was interred, crumbled and turned to dust as well. Sangre gains one level!

    You return to pick up the large sample you most recently extracted when you suddenly notice… movement inside it. Since you capped it tightly, you don’t have much to fear from it, but you quickly and carefully stow it inside your pack; you can’t wait to study that!

    Then you hear a very familiar cackle coming from in front of you. At the very end of the cemetery, you see the two hags once again. Even though they are so far away, their cackling sounds as if they were close to you. They stop, and one of them says in an eerily long tone: “Youuuuu heeeeeeeded not our warniiiing, and have looked too far into the graaaaaave!”

    “That man was our favorite spirit to toy with, but no matter~!” the other lady chimes in, then continues in a familiar ghost dialect: “We have plenty more where he came from!

    They cackle again, and all around you, you can see bodies of sludge of varying sizes, shapes, and toxins emerge from the earth, all of them staring at you. You also see the hags undergoing transformations from old to ghostly, and once done, even from such a distance, you could easily identify the two as a Gengar and a Mismagius. “Well, sister,” you hear the Gengar speak in her dialect, “shall we invite the young lady into our collection?

    Indeed,” the Mismagius responds. “And the Banette too~! We may even be able to introduce her to our arts!

    Excellent!” says Gengar, “Such a power as we have would be absolutely tempting to her! But first, to free the Puppet from the puppeteer~! Capture her!!” she orders, pointing her finger at you.

    There must be hundreds of Poison Pokemon, from Koffing and Weezing, to Trubbish and Garbodor, to Grimer and Muk, to Gulpin and Swalot. All of them moving towards your position. Sangre is currently perched on a nearby gravestone, breathing heavily and will be unable to move for a while. Minerva, while certainly powerful, would definitely not be able to take on such a massive army of sludge and toxic gases. You’re totally welcome to try, of course, though I wouldn’t exactly recommend it. Fortunately, you aren’t really surrounded by the mob of Pokemon; it doesn’t look like there are any Pokemon coming at you from behind, just from the front and the sides. You just might be able to escape this place, though if you don’t want to, they’d understand.

    What will Marion do?

    ((Sangre levels up from 37 to 38. Hooray!))

    "Great job, Sangre! You've earned a nice tall glass of Miltank blood at the bar next time we're there~" Indeed, the spirit that the trio freed also seems very grateful; Marion bows respectfully to the spirit as he vanishes, glad that she was able to free him from his prison. Of course, the two old crones from earlier are less than pleased at losing one of their favorite playthings, and are definitely keen on letting Marion know it... Marion grins as the two ghostly "women" reveal their true forms, reminded an earlier theory. "HAH! I was right about one of you, anyhow! That red necklace gave you away, hun!" Certainly, the ghostly young lady does not seem to be taking their blatant and obvious threats as seriously as she probably should; of course, Marion's concern for her own personal safety has always been famously awful. She is also distracted from what is more than likely a life-or-death situation by the fact that, among the horde of poison Pokemon itching to drag her into a toxin-loaded grave, there are Trubbish charging at her! Oh, she has a friend who would LOVE a Trubbish, and oh, wouldn't he be so happy if she got one for him...? Marion turns to Minerva, and points toward a group of particularly small-looking Trubbish.

    "Hey, Minerva, would you mind shooting a Confuse Ray at those Trubbish? I know I have an Ultra Ball in my bag somewhere..."

    Of course, Minerva isn't listening. Instead, her yellow eyes are focused intently on the Mismagius and Gengar in the distance, who seem to be enticing her to join their little cult of poison puppeteers. It made sense that they would try to seduce one such as the powerful Minerva into their fold; after all, a poorly-trained Banette could very easily turn on his or her trainer given the right opportunity, particularly if said opportunity involved sweet, sweet vengeance.

    That was the problem. Minerva had a deep, inconsolable hatred in her heart reserved for those who would turn against their own family. Though the Banette loathed to talk about it, she met her own death at the hands of a beloved family member... an act which filled her with such incredible sorrow and rage that the emotions now act as the power for her devastating grudge-based attacks. And now these... these fools were trying to convince Minerva to do the same thing... To turn on the only person that she would feel comfortable calling family? Unforgivable! The very thought consumes her with a blinding, inconsolable rage. Immediately, the puppet Pokemon rips out a pin, and without any hesitation, sticks it deep within her body, screeching in pain as she Curses the Mismagius who would even suggest such a terrible thing.

    "MOTHERF*****S! HEARTLESS ****S! BURN IN HELL!!!" Minerva seems to be cursing in more ways than one... Marion, knowing that burning hellglare in Minerva's eyes intimately well, realizes that Minerva may stab herself to swiss cheese if left to her own devices for long enough. Recalling her dear friend to her Pokeball in hopes that she will calm down within its dark, soothing confines, Marion ushers Sangre towards her.

    "Honey, I know you're probably tired, but please Fly me away from here as best as you can. We can make that tall glass of blood a double!"

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