Eyrie Peak~Adventure Path~
Celebii151: With the impending threat of attacks from Team Plasma Dr. Astrid recruits you to help defend the Research Center. "That's wonderful of you to help," she responds to you. Suddenly she stops running. She turns around to face the trees once again. "Primeape! I beg of you to protect the Pokémon here if you see any Team Plasma member in here!" She continues running until the both of you are at the door leading into the Center. "We're at the entrance to the Research Center. Once we enter I'll seal this door shut, so no one from Team Plasma can get in to the Pokémon play area." She watches you, Nahkriin, and her Magneton enter, and she follows. The door closes, and she enters a code on the number pad near it to seal it shut. "There. By the way, your Druddigon is very impressive. She'll be a big help. The East Wing is this way. Please follow me," she motions with her arm showing you the way.
"Just so you know what you're fighting for," Astrid begins to speak as you both hasten down the hall towards the East Wing, "this lab does test on Pokémon. Without going into too much detail, we test remedies on Pokémon that are made more naturally. The normal remedies; Antidotes, Burn Heals, and others; are manmade. While they work perfectly fine, we are looking for something more natural, especially in areas like the Unova region where berries normally are not found. We're testing new remedies made from berries that cure the same ailments. Regrettably the only real way to test these remedies is to cause the ailments Poison, Paralyze, Burn, Freeze, and Sleep. Other than that the lab is completely safe. There are dozens of Pokémon doctors on hand on any given day, so that if anything does go wrong help is not far away at all.”
The pair and their Pokémon reach a closed door. “As you’ve probably guessed,” Astrid continues, “Team Plasma doesn’t like that the Pokémon are inflicted with the different conditions. Normally they protest and question the employees of the Research Center. I don’t know why they are attacking. They should know this is causing unnecessary stress on the monkey Pokémon.” She begins to enter her security code to open the door. “This is the entrance to the East Wing. There’s another short hallway, and then there’s the cafeteria. There are a few offices along the way. I just want to investigate them to make sure they’re secure.” The door opens. Astrid and Magneton enter the hallway and begin checking out rooms. You happen to peek through an office window to see an impeccably clean office.
All of a sudden you both hear an explosion coming from not too far from you. “They must be in the cafeteria!” You both race to the door to the cafeteria. “Please be careful, both of you,” she warns you as she opens the door.
You look inside to see utter chaos. Along the back wall you see people in black and grey uniforms with shield emblems on their chest along with their Pokémon. They’re all short bladed red Pokémon with a large blade on their head, which also resembles a helmet. All of their Pawniard are attacking the doctors’ and researchers’ own Pokémon in front of you. As you and Nahkriin and Astrid and Magneton enter the cafeteria the doctors and researchers notice you all, and most of them gasp at Nahkriin. Astrid and Magneton run in and lend a hand, or magnet, “Magneton hold them in place with Thunder Wave!” Tendrils of electricity emit from the magnets of the Magnet Pokémon and grab onto three of the Pawniard holding them in place.
“Machop, Karate Chop that Pawniard!” you hear a researcher say.
“Go Hitmonlee, use Rolling Kick!” another researcher orders.
“Elekid, use Cross Chop on the other one!” a doctor orders.
You watch the three Pokémon attack the paralyzed Pawniard, and one by one easily they fall.
“You with Dr. Astrid?” you hear a man ask you. “I’m Joshua her assistant. Thanks for helping us! And sorry for dragging you into this mess at the same time.” Joshua jumps out of the way of an advancing Pawniard. “Electrode, use Rollout!” A large red and white spherical Pokémon rolls by knocking it over.
Suddenly, four Pawniard rush Joshua and Electrode, overwhelming the Ball Pokémon. One of the Pawniard, however, pays for its assault by becoming paralyzed by Electrode’s Static ability. “If you don’t mind, Electrode and I could use a hand here,” Joshua calls out. Now might be good time to lend a hand, or claw.
What will you do?
OOC: Due to an oversight on my part, I just discovered Osage had been holding an Ice Gem. I'm not sure for how long, but it will be used up in this update.
Charminions: The addition of Mightyena to the fold certainly made for an inconvenient situation. After surviving a collision of Thunderpunch and Ice Beam, you decided to incapacitate it in order to keep moving on your mission. The Mightyena fired a barrage of small Shadow Balls at both Osage and Pigkey.
Pigkey dodges the Shadow Balls and, by your orders, leaps at Mightyena and attaches herself to its face swiping furiously at the Bite Pokémon’s eyes. Mightyena shook and flailed about in pain trying to throw Pigkey off. When that never happened, Mightyena was able to sense where one of Pigkey’s legs was, and it did what Mightyena do best and crunched down on her leg with its fangs. Pigkey screams out in pain, and she immediately jumps off Mightyena. Luckily for her, she had gotten many good scratches in, and she succeeded in temporarily blinding the Bite Pokémon.
Nidoran makes another attempt at scratching Osage, but Osage is just too quick for her. He runs in with both claws charged with ice energy. The clear Ice Gem he wears glows and breaks up, and the energy contained inside flows into one of his fists. He throws his first punch, which appeared to be much more powerful than usual thanks to the power of the gem. Nidoran takes the first punch and finally the second, although the second is not at as powerful as the first. Nevertheless, she’s thrown off her feet. As much as she tries to get up, she just cannot. Nidoran lay on the ground, fainted from her injuries. Osage gains one level!
Seeing the Poison Pin Pokémon on the ground, Pigkey turns her already thundery charged fist on Mightyena. It never saw the attack coming, and it took the full force of the punch. The stored electricity also paralyzes the canine; it won’t be going anywhere for a little while.
With both foes taken care of for the time being, Pigkey picks up the scent of the berries. When she gets your attention once more, she points in the direction you should be heading.
What will you do?
OkikuMew: With the Black Apricorns secured in the box, you move on to find your next group of Apricorn trees. Max leads the way, with your suggestion, to the left. You pass by more Black Apricorn trees, and you can see that some birds have taken nest within some of the trees. You see some Tranquill, who watch as you pass by. In another tree nearby you see a Staravia making a nest with some grass and twigs it found.
Eventually the Black Apricorns give way to Pink Apricorns, and you keep walking along the path. The number of Black Apricorn trees seems to outnumber the Pink ones, since you only see a few rows of them. All kinds of bird Pokémon fly around; some to see who has invaded their territory, some looking for food. Out of the corner of your eye you notice a Pidgeotto flying by, seemingly following you.
By the time you discover the Yellow Apricorn trees, the Pidgeotto that was circling you previously returned to its nest. For some reason, there are even fewer trees with Yellow Apricorns; in fact, you only count four nearby. You immediately start on the nearest tree to you. There are a few choices in this tree, all of which involve some climbing. Luckily the tree looks as though it can be easily climbed. There are two that are on different sides of the tree, but they are hanging near some large sturdy branches. The last one, for this tree, is much higher.
What will you do?
Special Instructions – It’s that time again. Once again, this is just a better way to help me decide how to proceed. Also, with these questions, there are definitely more than one possible answer. Please answer with either English or Japanese names where applicable.
1. If it were possible to use one now, which Pokémon would be an easy catch, using a Moon Ball?
2. Name two trainers from the anime who, given their rosters, would have benefited most from a Moon Ball.
3. If the effects of the Moon Ball were ever expanded to include Pokémon who have any kind of relevance to the moon, name two Pokémon who would likely be included.
The Mystic Jungle~Forgotten Ruins~
Allishinca: Knowing you weren’t going to face your doom at the hands of Beheeyem, you thought for a moment if you really wanted to continue with the challenge. Pluto was certainly looking forward to it. You wondered, though, just how mentally stable this Cerebral guardian was. To be safe you took some notes in your notebook about the encounter.
Telepathically you hear, “I can assure you, my dear, that although I am admittedly lonely, I am quite sane. Oh, and yes I am a telepath.” Its message startled you a bit, but nevertheless, you and Pluto continue on in the temple for the next challenge.
You both enter the hallway and start walking down it. With the hall already fully lit your mind is a little more at ease. Immediately walking in, you feel a wave of warmth; and as you continue walking the air gets even warmer. In the distance you can start to make out the next room. It’s giving off an orange glow, and it makes you wonder if the walls are still white or if they’re orange. You hear the door behind you rumble to a close, and because of that, it gets a little warmer now. As you make your way closer to the next room, the orange glow begins to flicker a little. When you finally enter the room, you can see that the walls look like they’re on fire. The heat isn’t as intense as you would expect, but it is warm in the room. There is no smoke filling the room either. In the far corner, Pluto alerts you to a skeleton lying on the ground.
“Splendid!” Beheeyem yells out with a snap it also appears. “I’m so glad you could join me here. Let’s get the lights,” Beheeyem looks around. “Oops I must have left them on from the last challenge.” All of a sudden you hear the door behind you slowly close shut. “Don’t worry, you won’t suffocate,” there’s a pause in its voice. “At least I don’t think you will.” Beheeyem looks around the room and spots the skeleton. “Don’t mind him.” Beheeyem waves its hand at the skeleton, and it disappears. “So, what brings you here?” It tilts its head sideways at you waiting for an answer, but before you could answer. “That’s right you’re in the middle of a challenge.” Beheeyem thinks for a moment. “Try this one.
I like it extremely cold,
and I signal heavy snow.
I live on snow and ice.
Living together we're nice.
If I live with you, your home will grow.
“Once again, just yell it out. I’m out of here; it’s way too warm!” Beheeyem disappears with that familiar snap.
What will you do?
Myrrh: Introductions with the new bystander would have to wait as the battle with the relentless Pond Skater nears its end. The BubbleBeam attack, now floating through the air, was easily dodged by Volts as he begins to dig underground. Whether this was a more clever way to dodge or just an attack, Surskit does get out of the way in time; as Volts pops out of the ground expecting to knock what little health remains out of the bug.
“Oh, you were so close!” the bystander remarks disappointed. “Are you going to try catching it?”
Surskit jumps in the air spinning, once again firing glowing stars towards Volts. “My, what an interesting use of Swift,” he says.
The stars pelt the ground around Volts, causing very little damage. The EleSquirrel Pokémon begins charging towards Surskit with his tail charging, glowing silver. Surskit, standing there shaking on its four legs, prepares for the hit by blowing a single bubble. With his tail fully charged, Volts leaps and swings it like an iron crowbar at Surskit popping the bubble and also knocking Surskit back slamming into a tree.
“Wow that was sure strong!” says the bystander. “It looks like that was it for Surskit.” You and Volts both look over at Surskit who is lying on the ground knocked out. Volts, the Pachirisu gains a level!
“By the way, my name is Aubrey,” he extends his hand to shake yours. “I came out here to get some contest training done and perhaps to catch a new Pokémon for my team. You are?”
The Surskit stirs and tries to stand up, but in the end it can’t.
What will you do?
OOC: If I were more consistent with my updates this would have happened before Halloween, so it’s not an issue. But please do try to think of a way to introduce him recolored. Let me know if you need help, and I’ll see what I can do with the story. An idea just popped in my mind about how it could happen.