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    The Divine Woodland


    Diamond Lake

    Meetan

    You were just in time to interrupt a wild Persian’s meal before it killed the Swellow, but now you had a big cat that wanted you out of sight before it started going after you. Hah, as if! Swinub wasn’t 100% for this fight, however, so you turn to your uniquely colored gray Bagon with a not-so-unique rebellious streak in the hopes that the little dragon would have the strength needed against this mountain lion. Persian, noticing that you haven’t left yet, starts formulating strategies in her head until she eventually licks her lips and sports a Nasty smirk; what could she bePlotting? Bagon don’t know, and Bagon don’t care; he simply wants to take his angst out on someone and uses all of his Water energy to spit a huge jet of water very forcefully at the cat, but she jumps down at that moment, reducing the damage she would have normally taken. She’s still ticked about getting some of her fur wet, so ticked, in fact, that her plan to Captivate Bagon goes out the window; she instead tries to wait for Bagon to make its move, but he surprises her by Rushing at her with more force than she thought and ends up flinching under the pressure. Never underestimate a Dragon! Bagon then tries to use the water on Persian as a conductor to amplify his Thunderbolt, in which he pours all of his Electric energy into, but it’s Persian’s turn to surprise both of you as she charges straight for Bagon with enough quickness that the attack only damages her tail, then does a perfect pounce right onto the smaller Pokemon’s body and goes for a Bite to the jugular. Bagon, having used up so much energy in such a short amount of time, is finding it impossible to free himself from the Technician’s deadly move, and you could see he was having a hard time breathing … if something isn’t done quick, your Bagon will be a Ba-goner!

    What will Alice do?

    Alice swore. That little **** was fast, and it was now tearing Bagon to pieces. "No, I don't think so." She uttered nastily, her own rage projecting at the fear and maternal instinct for her Pokemon. As struggling a relationship as they might have had, there was no way this was going down. "Give that thing a Headbutt, then use Dragon Pulse and Dragonbreath!" The trainer ordered urgently. She was positively antsy, worried for the Swellow and for her dragon. It was at the point that the teenager looked ready to leap in for herself, to try and aid, as badly as that would turn out. Bagon wasn't breathing properly, and if those three attacks didn't work... She would be forced to desperate measures.

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    Well, some of these updates might've gotten rushed, but here's a batch right at the end of the month! Who knows, I may end up doing more depending on how quickly you guys reply~

    Dead Forest


    The Burial Ground

    Marion Ette

    Aislyn decides to take the sins against her fur coat personally and is ready to dish out some Payback against the Trubbish. Her tails lash out against any Trubbish nearby, and two of them are immediately swept off their feet and splattered against the other minions. Rowena figures Aislyn can handle things with the Trubbish and instead turns toward a Muk who was starting to get close enough to attack. One Shadow Punch, please? Ooo, and it even scores a critical hit, splattering more poisonous goo everywhere! Priscilla then goes after another Koffing with a Psybeam attack, and Koffing is overwhelmed by the attack while Katia’s Shadow Ball explodes against another Koffing and even bounces toward a second one, scoring a Double KO. The Trubbish and Koffing then all spew out Clear Smog, engulfing the area and causing Aislyn and the ghosts to cough from the terrible gas. Worse still, the Special Attack buff on your Ninetales got cancelled out due to the gases. The Grimer close by try adding some Sludge to the mix, and while Katia isn’t fazed at all—in fact, the 4 that targeted Katia brain farted and ended up stunning themselves to the point where they all fizzled out of existence—Aislyn, Rowena, and Priscilla each took some good damage, with Aislyn suffering a little more from the poison than she did before.

    Aislyn still wanted those Trubbish to pay for what they did; she would deal with those … Grimer later. Right now, she was more than happy to spit out some fire at the Trubbish, and the Flame Burst exploded viciously, atomizing one Trubbish and spraying cinders on four others, causing them to run around in pain, none of the other Pokemon seeming to want to help keep them from becoming smoldering piles of stinky ash, so nothing could prevent them from doing so. The ghost sisters then learn from how fun it was to watch their Shadow Balls bounce around the Poison Pokemon, so they each launch one, with Rowena’s getting a Koffing and a Grimer, Priscilla’s taking out another Koffing, and Katia’s KOing a third Koffing. All the smaller minions seem to be surprised at how quickly they were being taken out and hesitate to move any closer, but the larger Pokemon are undeterred, with one Garbodor lobbing a Sludge Bomb straight at Katia’s face for a critical hit on her, a Weezing getting a Double Hit on Aislyn, one of those attacks hitting critically, and a Muk Screeching at Rowena, causing her to cover her ears and lower her Defense significantly.

    Aislyn then turns her attention toward the Koffing and tries a Confuse Ray, with the ghost sisters joining in; perhaps this will stop all the remaining Koffing? No, but half of them do end up Confused and Selfdestruct on each other, taking four Grimer, three Trubbish, a Muk, a Weezing, and two Garbodor with them! That was pretty fun to watch! The remaining minions are then too stunned to move at all, so that was a bonus!

    3 minutes until the spell is ready…

    # of Minions Remaining:
    8 Grimer
    7 Koffing
    8 Trubbish
    9 Muk
    10 Weezing
    8 Garbodor

    What will Marion do?
    Aislyn's taste for revenge brings some devastating casualties to Maura and Anastasia's forces, particularly when it comes to those nasty Trubbish. Each burned, splattered and exploded trash bag brings a spark of sadistic glee to the Ninetales' eye; despite the ever-increasing damage of the poison coursing through the regal fox's veins, the complete and utter destruction of those whom she feels have wronged her encourages her and pushes her to become more and more destructive. Aislyn's darker, more vengeful side was surfacing on the battlefield... and the effects were devastating to the poisonous minions.

    After being forced to deal with the absolutely disgusting sludge, which not only broke her concentration on her Nasty Plot but also further sullied her beautiful fur, Aislyn knew that her focus now would be on those repulsive Grimer. Given the momentary stun the minions were facing after the well-timed explosion, Aislyn decides that now was the perfect time to unleash her burning rage by performing a Heat Wave on as many Grimer as she could. Fortunately for Aislyn, she had another Nasty Plot up her sleeve, much like the induction of explosion on the Koffing... This time, she would fire a Confuse Ray on the nearest Weezing. Double the explosion means double the fun, right? She could only hope that the Weezing were as volatile as their unevolved forms.

    Meanwhile, with Sangre holding steady, Marion continues to focus on the soil, oblivious to what is going on around her. Sangre, acting as her eyes and ears, keeps a discreet watch over the scene of the battle, silently smirking every time Aislyn attacks. Though the bat Pokemon had initially thought of Aislyn as a prissy, spoiled little Vulpix when he first met her, in moments like this, he was certainly reminded of why she had earned his respect. Despite her love of attention and apparent vanity, she was a pure-blooded fire type, and when that fire ignited, nothing could stand in her way.

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    Charminions: The battle against the three Swellow starts off with you at a disadvantage, but you even the score by relying on your very own Swellow. The unique black and red-feathered Swellow appears on the ground in front of you. As the speedy Swift stars fly through the air towards you, you take advantage of Rukia's own speed, and order a defense. Rukia's wings spins sideways with wings glowing and begins to flap powerfully. The gusts produced all swirl the air until a funnel cloud is created. The twister, between you and the Swift, catch a majority of the stars. They swirl in the the twister rapidly, while the others just collide with nearby trees and other foliage. Once the twister dissipates, the stars scatter once more, but now they're spread all over the area. They strike all of the Pokemon; Osage, Rukia, Pigkey, the three battling Swellow, and the first Swellow in the tree; for almost no damage. Once again, the surrounding environment is pelted with stars.

    Osage takes his orders and gets right to work, and it's a good thing too. Seeing their Swift attack pretty much failed to deter you, the leftmost Swellow quickly decides to fly in for an attack. Unfortunatley for it, the Swellow flies right through a beam of icy energy courtesy of Osage. While there was no freezing due to the Ice Beam, the Swellow's speed from the Quick Attack is slowed down. The not-so-Quick Attack slaps Osage, but he's not going down that easily. Swellow begins flying away.

    Pigkey, meanwhile, takes a nearby rock and throws it at its pre-chosen Swellow. The rock smacks the Swellow on its wing, and it begins to fall down to the ground. It stands up and tries to get back in the air, but it's temporarily incapacitated. Swellow begins to glow pink, and it releases a wave of power through the air heading towards Pigkey. Its effect, whether or not it's a secret, is unknown for now; as even though it hits Pigkey, she seems to be unaffected by any side effects.

    The remaining Swellow seems to have been angered greatly by Rukia nullifying their star shower. It gains a little altitude and flaps a brightly glowing wing, slashing at the air a couple times causing two air blades to slice their way towards Rukia. Rukia, though, begins her next attack and speeds through the air. Once she attains enough momentum, she spreads her wings and stiffens them, causing them to become as hard as steel. She glides right through the Air Slashes easily destroying them and finally she slams her steely wing into the Swellow knocking it down a few feet.

    Osage takes advantage of the slowed Swellow and blows some frozen air at it. Due to the blast of Ice Beam it previously took, this wave of frosty air doesn't seem to phase it much. Swellow's feathers protect it from feeling the crystals forming on it, slowing it down a little more. Its feet, however, feel the freeze. Will there be a lasting effect? Next it flies high up to the sky charging energy for a strong attack. It's certainly planning something.

    With an incapacitated Swellow to contend with, Pigkey leaps into the air and actually lands on Swellow's back! Her fist charges with thundrous energy, and she punches Swellow on the back. The close range of the electric attack seems to jolt Swellow into action. Showing no signs of paralysis, Swellow leaps into the air in pain and flies off, with Pigkey on its back. Feeling the weight of the Pig Monkey on its back, Swellow begins flying with sporadic movements hoping to shake her off.

    You've started out pretty well against the trio of Swellow. Rukia is sitting pretty as she has taken the least amount of damage; plus she used the least amount of energy. Osage took some damage, but he is by no means hurting. He has used the most energy though, but again, he's still doing well. Pigkey also took a little damage and used a some energy as well. She's pretty much right in the middle, even if she's flying high. As for the Swellow, Osage's Swellow easily took the most damage from those ice attacks, and due to the Sky Attack it's planning, it's using the most energy. Rukia's Swellow took the least amount of damage, if only because one attack connected. Its energy usage, though low, was not as low as Pigkey's. Speaking of which, Pigkey's Swello took quite a bit of damage.

    What will you do?
    OOC: I haven't asked this before, but am I allowed to RP certain behavioral actions Pigkey makes? Since she's technically within my control at the moment, even though she's not my Pokemon.

    The dazzling Rukia makes her display on Charm's second battlefield of the day, blushing over all the attention she's suddenly receiving before letting out an alarming caw at the glowing stars sailing towards her.

    In a battle, Rukia's shy nature quickly turns to one of quick wit and frightening ferocity. Qualities Charm immediately fell in love with when he first battled alongside Rukia. Now in this dire situation, the black-red Swellow spreads out her wings before flapping them to generate a powerful wind. The wind swirls in front of Rukia, forming a Twister that quickly grows in power with each flap of Rukia's wings.

    The Swift stars now approach, a majority of which become ensnared by the draconic tornado while the remainder smack into trees and bushes on the sides. "Great timing, Rukia!" Charm cheered. The Swellow slightly blushes at the compliment before letting out a small grunt; the Twister has faded and the trapped stars flew everywhere, striking all the Pokemon for minimal damage.

    It's now Osage's turn to attack, and at a great time as well. One of the Swellow does not seem happy about having their attack blocked off, and dashes forward with a Quick Attack only to meet the Sneasel's Ice Beam along the way. Now tremendously slowed down, the Swellow basically nudges into Osage with the remainder of its momentum to "fulfill" its attack. "Good one, Osage!" Charm notes. The Sneasel shrugs off the compliment and goes back to eyeing his foe.

    On Pigkey's side of the battle, she eyes her chosen Swellow before throwing a rock to Smack it Down. The rock successfully clips the wild Swellow's wing as Charm watches it crash into the ground. Now grounded, the bird tries to fly back up in vain, indicating the success of Pigkey's Smack Down. "Excellent job, Pigkey," the young trainer compliments. The Pigkey claps in joy, not noticing the Swellow suddenly starting to glow pink. "Watch out!" Charm warns, but it was too late. The wave of Secret Power washes over the Mankey who does nothing but take the hit. Charm looks closer to make sure Pigkey is alright. "Phew, no status effects," he sighs in relief.

    The dark haired trainer looks back to Rukia and the remaining Swellow. The wild Swallow Pokemon looking quite irritated over Rukia's earlier Twister. The Swellow begins flying up a little before flapping up two blades of wind that slices its way to Rukia. The black-red Swellow hardens her Wings with Steel energy, soaring right through the Air Slash unscathed before slamming into the enemy Swellow in a spectacular display of speed and power that makes Charm drool in awe.

    Back on Osage's side, the Sneasel enacts his next order, blowing up a Frosty Breath at the already chilled Swellow, successfully chilling it even more, but not as much as the previous Ice Beam. The Swellow then takes off to the Sky, planning to Attack soon... "Hmm... that's certainly fishy. We'll have to do something about that," Charm mumbles to himself, already thinking up battle strategies to counteract the Swellow's odd but alarming movement.

    Once again on Pigkey's front of this massive war, the Mankey pounces on the flightless Swellow with one fist crackling with lightning. She cries out, "MAN-KEYYYYYY", before jabbing her fist into the Swellow backs with a Thunder Punch. The wild Swellow is zapped as it regains the ability to fly once more; doing so at the moment to run off the pain. However, Pigkey is still latched onto its back, and the Swellow begins flying in frantic patterns in hopes of shaking her off.

    "Aw crap, hang on tight, Pigkey!" Charm worriedly shouts, hurringly contemplating on what they should do next. "Pigkey, see if you can Scratch at its injured wing to mess with its flight some more. Then give a Mega Punch whenever you can! Osage, form an Ice Barrier to protect yourself from your Swellow's Sky Attack. Then attack its mind with Brain Freeze! Rukia, let's show your Swellow the dark side; Hidden Power (Dark). Then jumble him up with Double Team!" Charm looks on with worryful eyes over the time lost with this battle, but the young trainer also feels his blood boiling and his adrenaline pumping with excitement; slowly falling into his battling flow as the his second battle of the day goes on.

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    The Distortion World

    Arc Angel: It’d all come down to this. The gallant knight who had been ripped from his timeline to save the present had been twisted into an assassin of darkness. Every vicious slur rattles through your skull aggressively, leaving your head throbbing and heart wrenching. You were more broken than ever before, but this didn’t stifle your determination. It fuelled it. It confirmed that as long as you existed on this plane or the next you would stop at nothing to bring justice to your enemies. Tears stream down your face as you lock eyes with the fallen warrior – resolute on doing whatever it took to finish this even if it meant killing your own. Your words ring with confidence; you’d spent your whole life training ghosts and understood the paranormal better than any other trainer, giving you a fighting chance in what would be your greatest challenge yet. You break contact with Valentine - his demeanour unchanged by your emotional bargain - fixing on Reaper, his face churning as he eyed up his former ally hungrily. Attacks run through your mind as you attempt to string together a strategy. Your voice cracks as you address the Infiltrator Pokémon, ghostly shackles fastened tight around your gut – stomach still churning from the transdimensional voyage.

    ‘I’m glad you mentioned Impish!’ he yells with delight, ‘I hate to break it to you sweetheart, but he went crazy without you. Don’t get me wrong, he was always a screw loose of a Magnemite, but when he saw your rotting corpse he just lost it. Good ‘ol father tried to help him out but he was a lost cause. Ended up living in a cave somewhere. Didn’t even come looking for us when we were captured... Coward... Guess the apple doesn’t fall too far from the tree, does it? Well don’t worry, you’ll be together soon enough. You might have been safe in the human world, but if I destroy you here you’re gone for good...’ In one fell swoop his goading words turned sinister, blades crossed as he corkscrewed in with a deftly appropriate Shadow End. If you had any doubt before that you’d lost Valentine there was no question now; only a Pokémon without honour would strike down their own mistress. With death closing in you fail to see Spiritomb’s essence siphoning like a ribbon and bulleting toward Gallade, blindsiding him in mid-strike with a Sucker Punch! The knight breaks out of its attack plummeting through the purple haze until he suddenly vanishes.

    Your eyes sweep across the reverse world horizon desperately, knowing he could Teleport anywhere at any moment. Suddenly he appears behind Reaper, fists glazed in Poison energy as he delivers a decisive Jab to the spirit’s keystone. The relic is sent hurtling downward and like an anchor pulls Reaper down with it! The infiltrator loses considerable altitude before ricocheting upward, quickly closing the distance with his foe perched on Giratina poised to strike. Orbiting around the colossal tail Spiritomb sends its opponent a Spiteful grimace, sapping away a chunk of his life force. Valentine glances down at his arms curiously as poison energy ebbs away from the tips of his blades, shifting to the expression of a psychopath in one fell swoop - ’You honestly think you can tire my out?!’ He springs off the tip of the Renegade Pokémon’s tail, blades crossed as he goes in for a Shadow Down on the Spritomb’s jugular in one fluid motion. If you blinked you would’ve missed it, but the drone of dozens of spirits screaming seems to last for minutes. Reaper’s keystone careers onto a platform a good distance away, his body limp as his green eyes struggle to keep focus on yours. Stealing away your chance to encourage the Spiritomb, Valentine continues to invade your mind with crazed thoughts.

    ’It looks like your time is up, foolish girl’ The shadow Gallade suddenly appears behind your back his cold blade pressed against your neck, the pain more real than anything you’d felt since death as it began to sink deeper... AARRGHH! Valentine breaks away, Teleporting to his perch on Giratina’s saddle, blood gushing from an invisible knife wound. Your eyes quickly dart toward Reaper who had stuck a needle of ghostly energy into his torso, inflicting a dark curse on the fallen knight. Whilst the infiltrator’s sacrifice had sent him even closer to oblivion, the satisfaction of Valentine’s screams made it all worth it as he hovers to your side with a mischievous grin on its face. Your renewed confidence is subdued by the dents strewn across Reapar’s keystone, the green spirits orbiting his face flickering dimly as he neared his final quarter of health. With Valentine’s curse set to catch up on him it was clear both Pokémon had a short expiration date, you just had to make sure yours came out on top. What will you do?

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    Default Adventures in Astoria by Dark Searchman, Part 22

    Moar end of month update madness! Here's the thing: I do have a slot open now, but everyone currently waiting to be picked up (again, in some cases) has not cleared the Arcane Realm yet, so they will have to wait until they do so. With that in mind, I now have ONE slot open to the next eligible person who posts an intro here, so post away!

    The Divine Woodland


    Diamond Lake

    Meetan

    Your Bagon was in dire straits fighting for his life while the Persian that had him in her choke hold wanted to send a darn good message to you (and maybe have a crack at that Swinub next to you). Bagon had other plans, however. HE WANTED TO LIVE, DARNIT! So in a desperate attempt to free himself he tried to land a good ol’ Headbutt to the noggin, but since he was held by the neck there wasn’t enough room or leverage to do so, leaving you to see him flail about helplessly before he was mercilessly raked by Persian’s claw Slashing against his torso. You could even see Bagon shed a tear; you’ve never seen him like this! Suddenly, a big burst of water sprays Persian from behind her and surprises her enough to let go of Bagon who plops to the ground gasping for air. Where did that Hydro Pump come from? You look towards the nearby stream and see Surskit there! It must have known you were in danger, gotten out of its bucket somehow, and skated all the way over here to help out! This water attack made Persian lose whatever composure it had, and it hissed at Surskit, vowing to dispatch of the little insect quickly by sending forth a beam of light with the Gem on its forehead, the Power hitting Surskit, who hadn’t completely recovered from the last ordeal, for lots of damage and put the water strider on the verge of getting KO’d! While Surskit then opted to hide itself in a thick Haze—which Persian inadvertently inhaled, losing the boost to its Special Attack as a result—Bagon needed to shift the attention back to himself quick, so he tried a Dragon Pulse attack, sending out a shockwave from its mouth and hitting Persian in the back of the head for some nice damage there. Yup, that certainly got her attention! She charges in again and is on Bagon with another Bite, this time on his thick skull for a critical hit, causing his head to bleed a little. This was just not his day! In comes another Hydro Pump, however, as Surskit gains more bravery and is much more accurate with its attack this time, knocking Persian off its feet and soaking its entire body. This gave Bagon the chance to add to the puma’s misery with its Breath weapon, and showing off more of a Dragon’s power was good, right? Well, that attack left Persian Paralyzed and almost out of options. Both Bagon and Surskit were on the low side for health, but with two targets to deal with, Persian was looking overwhelmed—it wouldn’t take much to take it out now, so it desperately crouched low to the ground, hissing both at Bagon and Surskit while it slinked off toward the tree where Swellow was; for all you knew, Persian could be trying to finish the job!

    What will Alice do?


    Magus Falls

    Kaisap112 – {Your update is here.}


    Dead Forest


    Toxic Marsh

    Ampharos_Dude – {Your update is here.}

    Missingno. Master

    Lily was unfortunately privy to something she wasn’t, and one of the suspicious people let a Yanmega loose on her. She probably could’ve held her own, but that would be wasting time her trainer didn’t have, so she tried to escape by Teleporting away, using a decent amount of energy in the process. However, Yanmega got to her and knocked her for a loop before the move was successful, and even after she put some distance in between the Ogre Darner and herself, it still felt like she was being Pursued by the predator…

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    You and Roxie continued to look for the Bullwinkles, but even with Roxie’s Seviper on the job it was rought trying to track them down. Suddenly you hear a cry of help from a Venomoth… your Venomoth. Definitely not something you want to hear from your Pokemon… Oh wait, here she comes! Lily flutters urgently towards you, then points behind her—which was off to the right of you and Roxie—signaling that something was headed straight for her, though you couldn’t quite figure out just what it was. Whatever it was, it Buzzed pretty loudly, loud enough to reach everyone and cause some damage to Lily and Roxie’s Seviper, though not a whole lot. Then you could see the Bug fly straight up to your group with a woman following it. “Oh, crud, that Venomoth’s owned by someone! Thought we’d be able to catch a wild one, but it looks like I’d have to snag it the hard way! Hey Boss, you still want those Pokemon?”

    “Of course, my funky babe~”

    A lanky, tall man started moonwalking towards the scene, red and white afro and all. You recognize him to be the man at the door earlier, and he comes with an entourage of the two guys you saw with him earlier and another woman. “Let’s take all the delish-o Poison-types we can get! Let the music play for Miror B.~!” With that, he sends out a Ludicolo while the blond guy sends out his Maractus, the guy with the weird hat calls out an Ariados, and a female Jellicent from the green haired girl joins the Yanmega owned by the purple haired girl. “All right, Seviper, ready to play our own music?” Roxie says to her Fang Snake, to which he nods and prepares himself to spring out at a moment’s notice. “Hey, Keith,” she then says to you, “they might be weird, but their Pokemon look pretty strong. I don’t think we’ll be able to take them on without playing at our best!” You look at all the Pokemon around and get the sneaking suspicion that Lily may be out of her league this time… And what if they did have Bo and Sally? Might be best not to take any chances…

    What will Keith do?


    The Burial Ground

    Marion Ette

    Another minute, another purging of nasty Poison-types coming from the gorgeous Aislyn! Last time, the sticky Grimer got on her nerves, so she was ready to blast them away by using the incoming Heat Wave to her advantage and breathes extremely hot air on them, melting three of them to unrecognizable puddles while forcing two others nearby to suffer from heat exhaustion and render them unconscious. As Aislyn then takes a moment to recuperate from the poison still in her system, Rowena tries to use the Shadows to her advantage, Punching a Garbodor from behind and knocking it flat on its face, though it didn’t quite knock out the trash bag. Priscilla seized the opportunity and let loose a Psywave on the Garbodor that was prone and successfully finished it off, while Katia lands a Confuse Ray on one of the Muk, leaving it to its own devices. One of the Garbodor gets close enough to Aislyn to try some melee combat and lands three hits on her with its Doubleslap attack before the Trubbish all charge towards her trying to Take her Down, and two of them manage to connect, one of them for a critical hit, the rest of them missing, one of them even colliding into another, KOing it. The Weezing and Muk continue to hang back, though the confused Muk ends up lurching about before bubbling over and releasing the spirit inside, rendering itself unconscious. The Koffing and Grimer all continue to try to mob the ghosts, though… poor things, they can’t do anything at all!

    Aislyn then thinks up another Nasty Plot and grins mischievously. Ohhhh, she had something good in mind… The ghosts then work to finish off the last three Grimer, each one of them unleashing Shadow Balls towards their targets, but Katia’s misses at the last second, leaving one Grimer left standing. The Garbodor near Aislyn was then ordered to mess with the Ninetales even more via a Body Slam right on her, and the daring attack even Paralyzed her a little! Now that they had a pinned target, all of the Poison-types move in on Aislyn, pelting her with all sorts of Sludge, leaving her covered in it and suffering from the full effects of being Poisoned.

    She had to do something quick to get the Garbodor off her, so she used her Confuse Ray on it instead of a Weezing like she had planned to do, and in such close quarters the attack worked extremely well, leaving Garbodor in a daze and rolling off of her, allowing her to leap out of the way in time for the ghosts to use their own Confuse Ray attacks against the Weezing, though only one of the Weezing targeted seemed to be affected by it. Time to watch the fireworks! Starting with Garbodor’s Explosion, it took out five Koffing, five Trubbish, two Muk, one Weezing, and one Garbodor. Very nice! Then- aw, we have to wait for Weezing’s turn? Well, the six remaining Garbodor go for a big Sludge Wave attack, but Aislyn jumps over it easily, so it only affects Rowena who finds her Special Defense lowered significantly. The two Trubbish left… found themselves a little too close to the confused Weezing and try running away from it, though the Weezing’s too confused to care where or when it Exploded. As long as it did so, you were satisfied. This little fireworks display would now get a Koffing, a Trubbish, a Muk, and a Weezing and make the other minions think carefully before spreading themselves out to avoid too much damage from exploding on each other. Everyone gets a feeling that the Poison-types might be a little too wise to the strategy now, so it’ll be more difficult to deal with the rest of the minions…

    With 2 minutes until the spell is ready, Aislyn is below half health and is suffering from poison and a mild paralysis on her hindquarters; would she be able to hang on?

    # of Minions Remaining:
    1 Grimer
    1 Koffing
    1 Trubbish
    5 Muk
    7 Weezing
    6 Garbodor

    What will Marion do?

    Last edited by Dark Searchman; 31st May 2013 at 11:59 PM.

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    Dead Forest


    Toxic Marsh

    Missingno. Master

    Lily was unfortunately privy to something she wasn’t, and one of the suspicious people let a Yanmega loose on her. She probably could’ve held her own, but that would be wasting time her trainer didn’t have, so she tried to escape by Teleporting away, using a decent amount of energy in the process. However, Yanmega got to her and knocked her for a loop before the move was successful, and even after she put some distance in between the Ogre Darner and herself, it still felt like she was being Pursued by the predator…

    **********

    You and Roxie continued to look for the Bullwinkles, but even with Roxie’s Seviper on the job it was rought trying to track them down. Suddenly you hear a cry of help from a Venomoth… your Venomoth. Definitely not something you want to hear from your Pokemon… Oh wait, here she comes! Lily flutters urgently towards you, then points behind her—which was off to the right of you and Roxie—signaling that something was headed straight for her, though you couldn’t quite figure out just what it was. Whatever it was, it Buzzed pretty loudly, loud enough to reach everyone and cause some damage to Lily and Roxie’s Seviper, though not a whole lot. Then you could see the Bug fly straight up to your group with a woman following it. “Oh, crud, that Venomoth’s owned by someone! Thought we’d be able to catch a wild one, but it looks like I’d have to snag it the hard way! Hey Boss, you still want those Pokemon?”

    “Of course, my funky babe~”

    A lanky, tall man started moonwalking towards the scene, red and white afro and all. You recognize him to be the man at the door earlier, and he comes with an entourage of the two guys you saw with him earlier and another woman. “Let’s take all the delish-o Poison-types we can get! Let the music play for Miror B.~!” With that, he sends out a Ludicolo while the blond guy sends out his Maractus, the guy with the weird hat calls out an Ariados, and a female Jellicent from the green haired girl joins the Yanmega owned by the purple haired girl. “All right, Seviper, ready to play our own music?” Roxie says to her Fang Snake, to which he nods and prepares himself to spring out at a moment’s notice. “Hey, Keith,” she then says to you, “they might be weird, but their Pokemon look pretty strong. I don’t think we’ll be able to take them on without playing at our best!” You look at all the Pokemon around and get the sneaking suspicion that Lily may be out of her league this time… And what if they did have Bo and Sally? Might be best not to take any chances…

    What will Keith do?
    Keith sighed, for they were having no luck tracking down the Bullwinkles. Even with Roxie's Seviper helping out, not much was getting done-

    "Veno! Venomoth!"

    "Lily?" Keith exclaimed as his Venomoth fluttered urgently towards him, pointing behind her. Before Keith could guess what she was saying, her meaning suddenly became quite clear by the sudden appearance of a group of people accompanied by a Yanmega. One of them was unmistakably Miror B.- he was very tall, and sported an outlandish and unrealistically large afro colored to look like a Poké Ball. Miror B. called out a Ludicolo, while the others who were undoubtedly his minions brought out their own selection of Pokémon- a Maractus, an Ariados, and a female Jellicent. Almost instinctively, Keith took out his Pokédex and pointed it at their newly called out foes (skipping Ariados as he owned one himself, and Yanmega because he had seen one before).

    "Ludicolo, the Carefree Pokémon, and the evolved form of Lombre. The cells in its body are stimulated by the playing of upbeat music. It loves nothing more than dancing. Maractus, the Cactus Pokémon. Maractus employs song and dance to scare off predators. When it dances, its body makes a sound similar to that of maracas. Jellicent, the Floating Pokémon, and the evolved form of Frillish. The fate of all of the ships and crew that have wandered into a Jellicent's habitat; all sunken, all lost, all vanished."

    Roxie spoke up, stating that though the group seemed strange, it was clear their Pokémon were strong, and that they'd need to be playing at their best to beat them. Keith nodded in agreement, but as he looked around, he could tell that Lily wasn't likely to fare that well this time. Besides, she already looked worn out from something... "OK, Lily, get back," he said, returning the Venomoth to her Poké Ball. "This calls for some of the strongest fighters on my team," he added to Roxie as he took two Poké Balls off his belt and enlarged them. "Nagini! Hebenon! I choose you!" he exclaimed as he threw the balls. One ball unleashed an Arbok, while a Qwilfish materialized from the other one.

    "Chaaaa," hissed the Arbok. She glanced around at her multiple opponents, her hood as open as possible in an attempt to Intimidate them.

    "Qwilfish qwil," added the Qwilfish. Despite the fact that he was quite literally a fish out of water, he nevertheless glared up at the enemies, and puffed himself up slightly- Keith knew this to be a sign of Hebenon's willingness to battle. Even if he was on dry land, the Qwilfish knew he could still move by using his tail to jump, and he had plenty of projectile moves in any case.

    "Let's do this!" Keith exclaimed, sounding just as ready to battle as his Poison-types were. "Hebenon, use Dark Void! Get as many of them as you can! Then use Thunderbolt on the Jellicent! Nagini, power up with Coil, then hit Ludicolo with Gunk Shot!
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    Astoria
    The Enchanted Forest

    The Enchanted Forest is a special place of magic and mystery. It is said this island was created by witches many centuries ago and that powerful magic still emanates from deep within the island itself. Stories abound of a race of magical beings who lived in harmony for many centuries before a great war erupted between good and evil forces which eventuated in the almost complete annihilation of all life in the vicinity. Those who survived are said to have exhausted the remainder of their magic casting regenerative spells upon the land before leaving Astoria to allow the island to rejuvenate itself. Now, centuries later, life has returned to the island. All but one area has flourished, Pokémon have returned, and humans have once again set foot upon its shores. The amazing regenerative powers of this island have led many an adventurer to enter the forest in hopes of unlocking the mysteries within, but few have ever returned. What has become of them is anyone's guess, but of those who have come back all appear to have sworn some kind of secret oath to never reveal anything of what they have learned. This air of secrecy has only served to make people more curious, however, and as a result tourism has flourished in recent years. People are now arriving by the dozen on a daily basis to inject this once tranquil forest with new and vibrant life. Whether the forest is welcoming of this change is another matter, though time will surely tell...


    The Divine Woodland
    The Divine Woodland makes up a good 90% of the Enchanted Forest. Normally a very peaceful place where grass, bug and flying Pokémon thrive, the recent boom in tourism has caused the Pokémon who live here to be more cautious of the humans who have begun to invade their natural habitat. There are rumours of strange and magical happenings in this forest and on special nights, under the light of the full moon, who knows what you may encounter...

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    Magus Falls: A lush green area with a large waterfall that overlooks much of the Divine Woodland. You may try riding the rapids to reach the river below but most choose to take the safer option of strolling along one of the forest trails. Very scenic, your chances of running into wild Pokémon here are high as they flock to the area for access to the nearby freshwater lake. A nice spot for a picnic, or just to pass some time.
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    From a distance Shadow beheld the towering visage of the Magus Falls. He hadn't recalled ever journeying to a botanic location, so the decision he made for the next adventure proved to a nice change of pace. In memory he could not remember a similar sight of splendour, with vegetation and water melding so pleasantly, seamlessly together. It felt like the perfect place for a calm, peaceful encounter.

    That left the issue of who he'd selected. Beside him stood another human-shaped figure, but this one was a dusty brown with uniquely maroon markings on her body. Silently Larxene stared ahead at the landscape but what was going through her mind was anyone's guess. As though protecting herself her spiky arms were crossed in front of her torso, but as the scientist reached out to her she flinched noticeably at the movement.

    Shadow gazed at the altered Cacturne sadly. He couldn't help but feel partly responsible for Larxene's reaction; though he was quite aware of how she had been passed amongst Trainers before, maybe he could have done more to help her acclimatise to the team or prioritise her needs. Larxene hadn't got over the Lonely aspects of her nature... but perhaps this new experience would help them both.

    "Come on, girl," consoled Shadow in what he hoped was interpreted as a kind gesture. The only way was up...
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    The Distortion World

    Arc Angel: It’d all come down to this. The gallant knight who had been ripped from his timeline to save the present had been twisted into an assassin of darkness. Every vicious slur rattles through your skull aggressively, leaving your head throbbing and heart wrenching. You were more broken than ever before, but this didn’t stifle your determination. It fuelled it. It confirmed that as long as you existed on this plane or the next you would stop at nothing to bring justice to your enemies. Tears stream down your face as you lock eyes with the fallen warrior – resolute on doing whatever it took to finish this even if it meant killing your own. Your words ring with confidence; you’d spent your whole life training ghosts and understood the paranormal better than any other trainer, giving you a fighting chance in what would be your greatest challenge yet. You break contact with Valentine - his demeanour unchanged by your emotional bargain - fixing on Reaper, his face churning as he eyed up his former ally hungrily. Attacks run through your mind as you attempt to string together a strategy. Your voice cracks as you address the Infiltrator Pokémon, ghostly shackles fastened tight around your gut – stomach still churning from the transdimensional voyage.

    ‘I’m glad you mentioned Impish!’ he yells with delight, ‘I hate to break it to you sweetheart, but he went crazy without you. Don’t get me wrong, he was always a screw loose of a Magnemite, but when he saw your rotting corpse he just lost it. Good ‘ol father tried to help him out but he was a lost cause. Ended up living in a cave somewhere. Didn’t even come looking for us when we were captured... Coward... Guess the apple doesn’t fall too far from the tree, does it? Well don’t worry, you’ll be together soon enough. You might have been safe in the human world, but if I destroy you here you’re gone for good...’ In one fell swoop his goading words turned sinister, blades crossed as he corkscrewed in with a deftly appropriate Shadow End. If you had any doubt before that you’d lost Valentine there was no question now; only a Pokémon without honour would strike down their own mistress. With death closing in you fail to see Spiritomb’s essence siphoning like a ribbon and bulleting toward Gallade, blindsiding him in mid-strike with a Sucker Punch! The knight breaks out of its attack plummeting through the purple haze until he suddenly vanishes.

    Your eyes sweep across the reverse world horizon desperately, knowing he could Teleport anywhere at any moment. Suddenly he appears behind Reaper, fists glazed in Poison energy as he delivers a decisive Jab to the spirit’s keystone. The relic is sent hurtling downward and like an anchor pulls Reaper down with it! The infiltrator loses considerable altitude before ricocheting upward, quickly closing the distance with his foe perched on Giratina poised to strike. Orbiting around the colossal tail Spiritomb sends its opponent a Spiteful grimace, sapping away a chunk of his life force. Valentine glances down at his arms curiously as poison energy ebbs away from the tips of his blades, shifting to the expression of a psychopath in one fell swoop - ’You honestly think you can tire my out?!’ He springs off the tip of the Renegade Pokémon’s tail, blades crossed as he goes in for a Shadow Down on the Spritomb’s jugular in one fluid motion. If you blinked you would’ve missed it, but the drone of dozens of spirits screaming seems to last for minutes. Reaper’s keystone careers onto a platform a good distance away, his body limp as his green eyes struggle to keep focus on yours. Stealing away your chance to encourage the Spiritomb, Valentine continues to invade your mind with crazed thoughts.

    ’It looks like your time is up, foolish girl’ The shadow Gallade suddenly appears behind your back his cold blade pressed against your neck, the pain more real than anything you’d felt since death as it began to sink deeper... AARRGHH! Valentine breaks away, Teleporting to his perch on Giratina’s saddle, blood gushing from an invisible knife wound. Your eyes quickly dart toward Reaper who had stuck a needle of ghostly energy into his torso, inflicting a dark curse on the fallen knight. Whilst the infiltrator’s sacrifice had sent him even closer to oblivion, the satisfaction of Valentine’s screams made it all worth it as he hovers to your side with a mischievous grin on its face. Your renewed confidence is subdued by the dents strewn across Reapar’s keystone, the green spirits orbiting his face flickering dimly as he neared his final quarter of health. With Valentine’s curse set to catch up on him it was clear both Pokémon had a short expiration date, you just had to make sure yours came out on top. What will you do?
    Stacey felt Val pervade her mind once more with his taunts, this telling yelling with delight over her mention of her starter. He informed her that he went completely crazy without her, just looking at her rotting corpse sent him over the edge. She felt the knife in her heart plunge deeper, she didn't want any of her Pokemon to go through that, to have to see her dead body but she reigned in her emotions as he continued his gloating. Impish was alive, somewhere in a cave and she felt the knife slip out a little, he was alive still! Even if he was crazy knowing that he was alive made her hopeful, Syrian hadn't gotten them all! Val called her a coward, called her Pokemon cowards and she glared at him, she knew that was a lie and an attempt to make her pity herself more. Val was one of the truest bravest souls she knew and to see him like this it made her stomach churn. Her Pokemon were not cowards even if she was scared.

    'Well don’t worry, you’ll be together soon enough. You might have been safe in the human world, but if I destroy you here you’re gone for good...’. The words left her mind and then actions filled her vision. Valentine crossed his blades before his face as shadow energy coated them. He dove towards her with a Shadow End ready to kill her once and for all. She tugged at the bonds holding her but they were so tight, she couldn't get free, he was really going to end her life! She was so focused on the dark blades coming ever closer that she failed to notice the spiralling purple energy shoot before her and slam into Valentine as Reaper unleashed his Sucker Punch. Valentine went careening into the purple mist and Stacey released the breath she was holding.

    She didn't let her guard drop however, she knew that one blow wouldn't be enough to stop Val, he was in there somewhere and could teleport back up here at any moment. As if reading her mind again he suddenly appeared behind Reaper and with his fist dripping with poison energy he slammed a Poison Jab right into Reaper's keystone sending it hurtling into the air dragging the purple spirit with it. Reaper regains himself mid-air and circles around Giratina's tail where Val stood ready to attack once more and used his Spite to drain his energy. Val looked down to his blades where the poison energy dried up and snorted. He wasn't impressed by Reaper's attempts to tire him out. In one foul swoop he dove in towards Reaper and delivered a swift Shadow End to his throat. The screams that filled the air would haunt her mind forever and she desperately wanted to cover her ears against the horrific sound. He must be dying, no creature would make that kind of noise and not be dying!

    Reaper came to land on a platform further away and his green eyes looked so dull, was here still in there? Before she could speak Val once again boomed within her mind taunting her. Soon after she felt him teleport behind her and his cold green bladed arm pressed against her throat. She choked out a gasp and winced in pain before groaning as the pain intensified. She was going to die, he was doing to slit her throat right here, right now! She felt the panic bubble in her chest and felt the blade draw blood as it pressed deeper against her weak flesh.

    "Val" she groaned out and then the pressure was gone as she felt him screaming in her mind ... no ... that was out loud. He teleports away to land on Giratina's saddle, blood gushing from a wound unseen. Stacey opened her eyes, the pain slowing ebbing away and looked up to see Reaper with a needle dug deep into his spectral form. He looked so pained by the move but the satisfaction in his eyes outweighed his pain, his sacrifice was worth it. He floated over to rest by her side and her confidence deflated again as she saw how beat up he was. He had lost half of his health with his Curse and his keystone was dented all over. The green orbs of energy that spiralled around his body were too dim for her liking. The Curse was in place however and it would quickly bring Val down to their level.

    Stacey coughed as she steeled herself, now was not the time to wallow, they were both in pain and this was only the beginning so better get over it now. she got her head in the battle and went through Reaper's moves ... they had to be smart otherwise they would die. Her eyes lit up a little, there was a move he knew that could even the field if he pulled it off.

    "Reaper," Stacey whispered, her voice tired and sore, the throat throbbing. "If you use your Pain Split you can steal away Val's strength and make it your own. Turn Val's power against him with Foul Play. If he comes in to attack again remind him how hard we trained with your special move Fire Shield."


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    The Distortion World

    Arc Angel: The dull skies of this lost world seemed to stir from above as chaos unfolded below. A ragged gasp escapes your throat, neck throbbing with pain from a close shave. Val’s sword had drawn no blood... If your life had already been taken what left was there to take? Your existence? The thought didn’t have long to fester before you were immersed in the thick of battle. Blade had clashed against stone enough times to give the knight a high ground if Reaper’s curse didn’t catch up on him. With each blow cutting deeper time was slipping through your fingers like fine grains of sand. It would take human cunning to defeat the feral warrior, and as you drive away the pain that was clouding your thoughts inspiration strikes like a flash of lightning. Your voice breaks as the orders resonate down the beast’s back toward Reaper, keystone chinked and his purple essence flickering like a dying flame. The Spiritomb looked more determined than ever, his conflicting personalities all sharing a hunger for vengeance. The fighters had been locking eyes for what felt like eternity, still as statues waiting for the other to strike. Valentine’s knife wound had done a good job at keeping him quiet, but this only made him more unpredictable and frightening. His blood-red cape ran off his gray torso as smooth as liquid – a steely gaze untelling even as Reaper kicked off his final gambit.

    Life seemed to drain out of the Shadow Pokémon as the scuffs on Reaper’s keystone smoothed over – the infiltrator having successfully Split their hurts. Val didn’t flinch. He seemed to welcome the Pain, drawing focus from it. The pang of relief from evening the odds is fleeting as the warrior wordlessly casts forth a great Shadow, Downing on the spirit and cutting his defences. Even with the recouped health you knew he’d be a goner the next time he met the end of Val’s blade. Reaper lets off a wicked laugh, using the dark knight’s strength against him as two blades of energy rip from his keystone, mindlessly swinging and hacking. Valentine attempts to parry, but is brought down by the force of his own staggering attack stat. The lances ring as they clash with Gallade’s, the Foul Play overpowering him with a thrust against his unmarked waist sending him careering off of Giratina’s saddle and into freefall. Your eyes trail down distorted valley as far as your tight shackles would allow, the knight Teleporting inches away from a chain of orange rocks suspended in mid-air. With a flash of light he appears overhead again, poised to strike with his swords crossed...

    The sudden light is painful to your eyes as Repear ignites a Fire Shield, an intense heat radiating from the whirring inferno. The warmth made you feel safe as you knew the barrier would, or so you had hoped. The Gallade darts in from your left, blindsiding Reaper’s keystone with a sly Feint. The jab knocks the spirit off balance, its shield burning to cinders without a wielder - Spiritomb colliding with a passing island. The keystone skids down the orange terra half burying itself, his essence spewing out like yolk. Everything seemed to spell the end for Reaper until a groan sends your attention back to the knight, both hands pressed against his gut where the Curse cut even deeper. The end was fast encroaching and it was impossible to tell who would fall first. Valentine lets off a laugh as twisted as Reaper's, ’Trickery will not save you when I thrust my lance through your corpse!’ The warrior breaks contact, eyes set on Reaper as he lept off the tip of Giratina’s barbed tail. His blades spread like wings, cloak billowing in the fierce winds as he soared down as swift as a Staraptor. Suddenly his dual-lances flicker a menacing black, ready to deliver a fitting Shadow End to Reaper with only seconds between them...
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    Default Adventures in Astoria by Dark Searchman, Part 23

    Well, another case where I've been procrastinating until the end of the month... I'll try to be better, but I can't make any promises since I'm taking a summer class which will eat up some more time, plus if I get myself a job it'll take away even more of that time. With that, I have two more announcements before you see updates. First, I hereby welcome Shadowshocker to my group, hope your Kids Next Door like Operation: M.A.G.U.S. (Machinations Afoot Go Under Shadow)! Second, since there are people who have to clear the Arcane Realm before continuing their adventures, I will hereby place those adventures on hold, but I will not open up those slots for other players in case they come back within a few months (hopefully). So for now, it'll just be me, MM, ME, and SS! NOW LET'S HAVE FUN!

    The Divine Woodland


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    Now in front of the beautiful Magus Falls, you were glad you had made your journey here. The rushing water nearly drowned out all other noises, but you could still hear the chirping of Bird Pokemon nesting nearby, including a Taillow family nesting on the cliff. The pool in front of the waterfall barely provided any vision from the crashing down of the water above, but you could still make out the figures of Barboach and Magikarp swimming by each other without giving too much thought to who they were passing by. You could feel at ease, but Larxene … eh, less so. The unusually colored Cacturne sported deep red markings on her chest in addition to the brown all over her body, as if she wasn’t noticeable already by the fact that Cacturne in general were not a Grass-type Pokemon that belonged to this habitat, and she could start to feel her surroundings slightly suffocating. She cringed when you touched her, but you assured her that this would be a chance for the two of you to bond together. You got the feeling that wasn’t what was bothering her at the moment, however, since she kept looking all around herself in distress. You begin to look around the fields and see a good assortment of Grass Pokemon, from Bellossom to Cottonee to Cherubi and Shroomish, all of them giving you and Larxene some particularly nasty and demeaning stares. It seems they might not want you or the ominous looking cactus next to you in the area at all, but why they were acting so hostile against you was unclear for the moment. One thing remained clear though; you could try to ignore them and continue exploring here, maybe look into what’s got them so riled up for no apparent reason, but staying here could run the risk of your situation taking a turn for the worse…

    What will Shadow do?



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    The battle you were about to get into was all kinds of crazy! First, you had the express privilege of teaming up with THE Roxie of Virbank City Gym Leader fame. Second, you were up against Miror B., formerly of Team Cipher fame, but it seems he’s been making a name for himself in the past few years. Has a nice little goon squad and everything. Hopefully, this battle would be a way for you to prove your worth as a Poison-type Master and show your moves off to Roxie. As Nagini opened up her hood, you could see Ludicolo, Maractus, and Ariados all shuffle back out of nervousness; they were definitely Intimidated by your Arbok, though Jellicent and Yanmega somehow found the courage to stand their ground. Yanmega would officially start off the battle due to its sharp speed and rams its large body into Nagini for some good damage before making a quick U-Turn, though for a split second Nagini thought she could see a slight Tint in Yanmega’s Lenses. As a second result of that, Yanmega went straight into its Pokeball to take a rest from using up so much energy early on. “Good job, Yanmega, take a break for now, I could use you later! But for now…” the woman caps her comment by tossing out another Pokeball, releasing an Ambipom inside! Looks like these crooks may have more than one Pokemon on their team! Nagini’s not fazed by this, though; she simply took the hit while Coiling up, ready to lash out against her opponents at a moment’s notice with boosts to Attack, Defense, and Accuracy. Miror B. is in his own little world, and ignores Nagini’s little boost, preferring to compliment his underling: “Groovy job, Ferma~ Now, Ludicolo, let the music play with an Uproar!” As his Ludicolo dances, its voice starts sounding weird, causing a cacophony of sounds to be heard throughout the area, with Roxie’s Seviper being affected by it the most as he takes damage and curls up into a ball to try to stop the noise.

    “Nngh, we’ve gotta stop that somehow! Seviper, try countering Ludicolo’s little concert with Screech!” Seviper hears Roxie successfully, though its ears were still ringing from the last attack on it, so he made his discomfort known by letting a sharp hiss loose at Ludicolo, and even though the tropical duck didn’t stop its attack it still had to cover its ears from Seviper’s Screech, lowering its guard significantly to do so. Meanwhile, the pink Jellicent had been Dancing around the forest, and now that it was done you started to feel water trickle down your arms and see Rain drip off your hat. It appears Jellicent’s move was to power up itself and Ludicolo, though it would also give Hebenon an extra boost. Speaking of Hebenon, he used a move not normally known by most Pokemon, let alone a Qwilfish. He poured all of his Dark energy into one sphere, big enough that it almost looked like a portal into the Void, letting it loose as it split into five smaller spheres shooting out and engulfing his five opponents. Instead of going to sleep per the intended effect, however, all of them stayed alert thanks to Ludicolo’s Uproar still going on! What a waste, and it used up quite a bit of energy too! Maractus seemed to be more interested in being emo, apparently, and stabbed itself with its fingers… Oh wait, it must be applying some Acupressure! Though it came at a cost of a small amount of energy AND a small amount of health, it had sufficiently gotten over Nagini’s Intimidation tactic, and then some. Ariados finished the round by doing what appeared to be a quick molting of its exoskeleton, streamlining itself and raising its Agility for the future.

    Ludicolo ended up becoming much Swifter, however, due to the rain it was practically Swimming in… or, well, prancing in- n-no, wait, dancing in? Anyway, you get the idea. It continued to sing random nonsense, and this time it’s Nagini that feels the ill effects of the Uproar’s sound waves as she curls her tail around her ears to lessen the noise. Man, snakes sure are sensitive to sound, huh? And Qwilfish are sensitive to… Tickling? I guess, because Hebenon sure fell for Ambipom’s tails lightly brushing against his scales, and the monkey even managed to avoid his spines too, how’s that possible!? Hebenon’s Attack and Defense may have gotten lowered from that embarrassment, but that still didn’t stop him from trying to call on the powers of heaven and gather up what Electric energy he had into another attack not normally known by Qwilfish, unleashing a mighty Thunderbolt onto Jellicent and frying the pink jellyfish quite thoroughly, while Nagini started to look like she was going to regurgitate something but then suddenly spit out a Gunk Shot towards the raucous Ludicolo, watching with satisfaction as it crashed into the not-so-Carefree-now Pokemon and deal it a severe amount of damage. “All right, good hit!” Roxie cheered, but before she could order Seviper’s next attack, Ariados had spun a good-sized Electroweb and decided to shoot it at Hebenon, but Hebenon slapped the ground with his tail and nearly jumped out of the way, only taking half of the possible damage, and it didn’t affect him enough to hamper his Speed.

    “Okay then,” Roxie ordered, “let’s drown out that Ludicolo’s music! Poison Jab!” Seviper takes this cue to spring into life with his venomous tail blade and thrust it into Ludicolo’s chest. Since it was so busy singing, Ludicolo didn’t see the attack coming and took the full force of the attack, struggling to keep singing before slumping to the ground unconscious. “Oh no, my baby-colo!” Miror B. was incredulous, surprised to see his Pokemon was taken out so easily. “Well then,” he continued as he returned Ludicolo to its Pokeball. “I suppose I’ll have to up my game so I can flush you with the swirlies!” …Any idea what he’s talking about? Because I don’t have a clue. “Folly, Reath, go after that chick, ‘cuz she don’t know how to get down!” He clutched another Pokeball in his hand before tossing it, sending out a second Ludicolo, while Jellicent and Maractus were given their orders. Jellicent went before Maractus in this case, letting loose a Water Pulse which crashed into Seviper a little harder than usual, though it thankfully didn’t confuse Seviper. Meanwhile, Maractus Bounced high into the air, and you could tell it would do quite a bit a damage to whoever the target was, but perhaps you could stop it…

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    The Divine Woodland


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    The battle you were about to get into was all kinds of crazy! First, you had the express privilege of teaming up with THE Roxie of Virbank City Gym Leader fame. Second, you were up against Miror B., formerly of Team Cipher fame, but it seems he’s been making a name for himself in the past few years. Has a nice little goon squad and everything. Hopefully, this battle would be a way for you to prove your worth as a Poison-type Master and show your moves off to Roxie. As Nagini opened up her hood, you could see Ludicolo, Maractus, and Ariados all shuffle back out of nervousness; they were definitely Intimidated by your Arbok, though Jellicent and Yanmega somehow found the courage to stand their ground. Yanmega would officially start off the battle due to its sharp speed and rams its large body into Nagini for some good damage before making a quick U-Turn, though for a split second Nagini thought she could see a slight Tint in Yanmega’s Lenses. As a second result of that, Yanmega went straight into its Pokeball to take a rest from using up so much energy early on. “Good job, Yanmega, take a break for now, I could use you later! But for now…” the woman caps her comment by tossing out another Pokeball, releasing an Ambipom inside! Looks like these crooks may have more than one Pokemon on their team! Nagini’s not fazed by this, though; she simply took the hit while Coiling up, ready to lash out against her opponents at a moment’s notice with boosts to Attack, Defense, and Accuracy. Miror B. is in his own little world, and ignores Nagini’s little boost, preferring to compliment his underling: “Groovy job, Ferma~ Now, Ludicolo, let the music play with an Uproar!” As his Ludicolo dances, its voice starts sounding weird, causing a cacophony of sounds to be heard throughout the area, with Roxie’s Seviper being affected by it the most as he takes damage and curls up into a ball to try to stop the noise.

    “Nngh, we’ve gotta stop that somehow! Seviper, try countering Ludicolo’s little concert with Screech!” Seviper hears Roxie successfully, though its ears were still ringing from the last attack on it, so he made his discomfort known by letting a sharp hiss loose at Ludicolo, and even though the tropical duck didn’t stop its attack it still had to cover its ears from Seviper’s Screech, lowering its guard significantly to do so. Meanwhile, the pink Jellicent had been Dancing around the forest, and now that it was done you started to feel water trickle down your arms and see Rain drip off your hat. It appears Jellicent’s move was to power up itself and Ludicolo, though it would also give Hebenon an extra boost. Speaking of Hebenon, he used a move not normally known by most Pokemon, let alone a Qwilfish. He poured all of his Dark energy into one sphere, big enough that it almost looked like a portal into the Void, letting it loose as it split into five smaller spheres shooting out and engulfing his five opponents. Instead of going to sleep per the intended effect, however, all of them stayed alert thanks to Ludicolo’s Uproar still going on! What a waste, and it used up quite a bit of energy too! Maractus seemed to be more interested in being emo, apparently, and stabbed itself with its fingers… Oh wait, it must be applying some Acupressure! Though it came at a cost of a small amount of energy AND a small amount of health, it had sufficiently gotten over Nagini’s Intimidation tactic, and then some. Ariados finished the round by doing what appeared to be a quick molting of its exoskeleton, streamlining itself and raising its Agility for the future.

    Ludicolo ended up becoming much Swifter, however, due to the rain it was practically Swimming in… or, well, prancing in- n-no, wait, dancing in? Anyway, you get the idea. It continued to sing random nonsense, and this time it’s Nagini that feels the ill effects of the Uproar’s sound waves as she curls her tail around her ears to lessen the noise. Man, snakes sure are sensitive to sound, huh? And Qwilfish are sensitive to… Tickling? I guess, because Hebenon sure fell for Ambipom’s tails lightly brushing against his scales, and the monkey even managed to avoid his spines too, how’s that possible!? Hebenon’s Attack and Defense may have gotten lowered from that embarrassment, but that still didn’t stop him from trying to call on the powers of heaven and gather up what Electric energy he had into another attack not normally known by Qwilfish, unleashing a mighty Thunderbolt onto Jellicent and frying the pink jellyfish quite thoroughly, while Nagini started to look like she was going to regurgitate something but then suddenly spit out a Gunk Shot towards the raucous Ludicolo, watching with satisfaction as it crashed into the not-so-Carefree-now Pokemon and deal it a severe amount of damage. “All right, good hit!” Roxie cheered, but before she could order Seviper’s next attack, Ariados had spun a good-sized Electroweb and decided to shoot it at Hebenon, but Hebenon slapped the ground with his tail and nearly jumped out of the way, only taking half of the possible damage, and it didn’t affect him enough to hamper his Speed.

    “Okay then,” Roxie ordered, “let’s drown out that Ludicolo’s music! Poison Jab!” Seviper takes this cue to spring into life with his venomous tail blade and thrust it into Ludicolo’s chest. Since it was so busy singing, Ludicolo didn’t see the attack coming and took the full force of the attack, struggling to keep singing before slumping to the ground unconscious. “Oh no, my baby-colo!” Miror B. was incredulous, surprised to see his Pokemon was taken out so easily. “Well then,” he continued as he returned Ludicolo to its Pokeball. “I suppose I’ll have to up my game so I can flush you with the swirlies!” …Any idea what he’s talking about? Because I don’t have a clue. “Folly, Reath, go after that chick, ‘cuz she don’t know how to get down!” He clutched another Pokeball in his hand before tossing it, sending out a second Ludicolo, while Jellicent and Maractus were given their orders. Jellicent went before Maractus in this case, letting loose a Water Pulse which crashed into Seviper a little harder than usual, though it thankfully didn’t confuse Seviper. Meanwhile, Maractus Bounced high into the air, and you could tell it would do quite a bit a damage to whoever the target was, but perhaps you could stop it…

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    What will Keith do?
    The battle commenced, but right away, Keith could tell that the thugs they were up against were not going to go down so easily. Yanmega started with a U-Turn, allowing its trainer to bring out an Ambipom instead. This was another Pokémon Keith had never before seen in person, and so, almost automatically, out came his Pokédex.

    "Ambipom, the Long Tail Pokémon, and the evolved form of Aipom," droned the device. "Ambipom's twin tails allow it to deal consecutive and hard to evade blows to its opponents. So skilled is it with these tails that an Ambipom will rarely, if ever, make use of its actual hands."

    Not long after this, Keith winced as Miror B.'s Ludicolo let loose with an Uproar, but it wasn't until Hebenon started to charge up Dark Void that something occurred to him. He opened his mouth to try and stop Hebenon's attack, but too late- Hebenon poured every bit of Dark energy he had into his Dark Void, but as Keith knew would be the case, none of the targets were hit. He groaned in a voice that would have been audible were it not for aforementioned Uproar, knowing that that attack had to have taken a lot out of Hebenon, and it had all been for nothing. But there was no way he could just give up, and he knew that withdrawing Hebenon certainly wasn't an option- he would insist on continuing to battle until either he or the opponents were no longer able to fight. He had always been stubborn like that, and Keith knew this better than anyone.

    After that, Roxie had Seviper weaken Ludicolo with Screech, the Jellicent performed a successful Rain Dance, the Maractus cancelled out the Attack drop by way of using Acupressure, and Ambipom... tickled Hebenon? Keith blinked in surprise at this tactic, it took him a minute to remember that Tickle was in fact a legitimate Pokémon attack. Ariados fired off an Electroweb, but Hebenon was able to evade it with a nice jump, which made Keith grin with pride. Then, Seviper took out Ludicolo with a Poison Jab... and then Miror B. sent out another Ludicolo. OH, COME ON!!! Anyway, after Jellicent let fly a Water Pulse, Maractus sprung up high into the air, preparing for Bounce attack. The time had come to take more action, to give more orders, and Keith noted that it was still raining. He glanced at his Qwilfish, knowing that Ludicolo wasn't the only participant in this fight to possess the Swift Swim Ability. Then, it occurred to him that Water moves were powered up by the rain, and he knew he could use this to his advantage here. Not against Ludicolo, of course, but that wasn't their only target anyway.

    "OK, Hebenon, hit Ambipom with a Hydro Pump attack! Then intercept Maractus's Bounce with your Bounce! Nagini, use BubbleBeam on Ariados, then hit Ludicolo with your Gunk Shot!" Keith was satisfied with his decisions- Water moves, powered up by the rain, launched at Ariados and Ambipom, a super effective Poison move launched at Ludicolo, and countering Maractus's Bounce with Hebenon's own Bounce. He had briefly considered ordering Hebenon to have a Fire Spin waiting for Maractus on its descent, but the rain would kind of dampen that plan, he figured, complete with completely intentional bad pun. It was a tad risky ordering a Hydro Pump, though- Keith could tell that Hebenon was really low on energy, but the quicker they could pick off their opponents, Keith reasoned, the better. A Hydro Pump in the rain would definitely hit hard, and it's not as though Hebenon would give up before running out of energy in any case.

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    The Divine Woodland


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    Now in front of the beautiful Magus Falls, you were glad you had made your journey here. The rushing water nearly drowned out all other noises, but you could still hear the chirping of Bird Pokemon nesting nearby, including a Taillow family nesting on the cliff. The pool in front of the waterfall barely provided any vision from the crashing down of the water above, but you could still make out the figures of Barboach and Magikarp swimming by each other without giving too much thought to who they were passing by. You could feel at ease, but Larxene … eh, less so. The unusually colored Cacturne sported deep red markings on her chest in addition to the brown all over her body, as if she wasn’t noticeable already by the fact that Cacturne in general were not a Grass-type Pokemon that belonged to this habitat, and she could start to feel her surroundings slightly suffocating. She cringed when you touched her, but you assured her that this would be a chance for the two of you to bond together. You got the feeling that wasn’t what was bothering her at the moment, however, since she kept looking all around herself in distress. You begin to look around the fields and see a good assortment of Grass Pokemon, from Bellossom to Cottonee to Cherubi and Shroomish, all of them giving you and Larxene some particularly nasty and demeaning stares. It seems they might not want you or the ominous looking cactus next to you in the area at all, but why they were acting so hostile against you was unclear for the moment. One thing remained clear though; you could try to ignore them and continue exploring here, maybe look into what’s got them so riled up for no apparent reason, but staying here could run the risk of your situation taking a turn for the worse…

    What will Shadow do?

    It seemed that a peaceful respite was not to be had, as it seemed as soon as the team had journeyed to this new region they were set upon by an unwelcoming committee. The scientist hadn't the ability to communicate with Pokemon on a common linguistic level, though it was a power that he knew some associates possessed - and boy, would it come in handy right about now. Larxene quivered, and understandably at that. One on one, she could take out the wild plants given her experience... but if they attacked all at once? Her chances weren't so likely. The oddly coloured Cacturne turned back at him and gazed into his eyes. Shadow thought he saw a fearful flicker for a moment. Did nobody want her around? she seemed to be saying, or at least that's what the scientist thought.

    "Don't worry. We'll find a way to get through this," Shadow muttered. At least he had to inspire confidence in his fellow operative. "If we're in any immediate danger, perform a Teeter Dance to stun everyone, and spray Cotton Spore to slow them down so we can make our escape." Taking a step ahead, Shadow knelt down so he was at the level of the diminutive botany, and offered a diplomatic palm forward. "It's okay," he proclaimed, "We're not here to cause trouble or hurt anyone, we promise." Behind him he instinctively gripped his other fist. Hopefully nothing would go disastrously wrong.
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    The Distortion World

    Arc Angel: The dull skies of this lost world seemed to stir from above as chaos unfolded below. A ragged gasp escapes your throat, neck throbbing with pain from a close shave. Val’s sword had drawn no blood... If your life had already been taken what left was there to take? Your existence? The thought didn’t have long to fester before you were immersed in the thick of battle. Blade had clashed against stone enough times to give the knight a high ground if Reaper’s curse didn’t catch up on him. With each blow cutting deeper time was slipping through your fingers like fine grains of sand. It would take human cunning to defeat the feral warrior, and as you drive away the pain that was clouding your thoughts inspiration strikes like a flash of lightning. Your voice breaks as the orders resonate down the beast’s back toward Reaper, keystone chinked and his purple essence flickering like a dying flame. The Spiritomb looked more determined than ever, his conflicting personalities all sharing a hunger for vengeance. The fighters had been locking eyes for what felt like eternity, still as statues waiting for the other to strike. Valentine’s knife wound had done a good job at keeping him quiet, but this only made him more unpredictable and frightening. His blood-red cape ran off his gray torso as smooth as liquid – a steely gaze untelling even as Reaper kicked off his final gambit.

    Life seemed to drain out of the Shadow Pokémon as the scuffs on Reaper’s keystone smoothed over – the infiltrator having successfully Split their hurts. Val didn’t flinch. He seemed to welcome the Pain, drawing focus from it. The pang of relief from evening the odds is fleeting as the warrior wordlessly casts forth a great Shadow, Downing on the spirit and cutting his defences. Even with the recouped health you knew he’d be a goner the next time he met the end of Val’s blade. Reaper lets off a wicked laugh, using the dark knight’s strength against him as two blades of energy rip from his keystone, mindlessly swinging and hacking. Valentine attempts to parry, but is brought down by the force of his own staggering attack stat. The lances ring as they clash with Gallade’s, the Foul Play overpowering him with a thrust against his unmarked waist sending him careering off of Giratina’s saddle and into freefall. Your eyes trail down distorted valley as far as your tight shackles would allow, the knight Teleporting inches away from a chain of orange rocks suspended in mid-air. With a flash of light he appears overhead again, poised to strike with his swords crossed...

    The sudden light is painful to your eyes as Repear ignites a Fire Shield, an intense heat radiating from the whirring inferno. The warmth made you feel safe as you knew the barrier would, or so you had hoped. The Gallade darts in from your left, blindsiding Reaper’s keystone with a sly Feint. The jab knocks the spirit off balance, its shield burning to cinders without a wielder - Spiritomb colliding with a passing island. The keystone skids down the orange terra half burying itself, his essence spewing out like yolk. Everything seemed to spell the end for Reaper until a groan sends your attention back to the knight, both hands pressed against his gut where the Curse cut even deeper. The end was fast encroaching and it was impossible to tell who would fall first. Valentine lets off a laugh as twisted as Reaper's, ’Trickery will not save you when I thrust my lance through your corpse!’ The warrior breaks contact, eyes set on Reaper as he lept off the tip of Giratina’s barbed tail. His blades spread like wings, cloak billowing in the fierce winds as he soared down as swift as a Staraptor. Suddenly his dual-lances flicker a menacing black, ready to deliver a fitting Shadow End to Reaper with only seconds between them...
    Stacey felt the bonds around her tighter than ever as she strained to see how her plan would fare. They were running out of time, her Gallade was too well trained and so deadly now infused with Shadow energies they had to end this before he ended them. Ultimately she couldn't see Syrian rise to rule the world with a deathly cold grip. She may have died but she would see him follow suit before she passed on. Every glance at her once proud warrior was a stab to her dead heart, his face was mutated into a parody of its once handsome features but he was still hers, even when he was trying to kill her and her Pokemon. She was used to dealing with this with some of her team, her Kadabra flashing into her thoughts, it was just a winding blow to have those most loyal to her turn.

    Reaper was eager to deal as much damage and pain to his once previous team-mate, his conflicting personalities joining together with purpose, focused on the enemy. Stacey saw how Reaper's lighter injuries seemed to heal as he used his Pain Split to even the fight but Val didn't even flinch, it was if he welcomed the pain. The relief was only temporary as Val, with a swift movement cast a Shadow Down on Reaper cutting his defences leaving him vulnerable once more. Even with his greater health Reaper couldn't risk another strike from Val, he wouldn't be able to withstand it and it infuriated him to no end. A wicked grin fills the swirling vortex that was his face and he cackles as he unleashes an attack. The Foul Play forms tow dark blades that arc towards Val and of their own free will take up a sword fight. Val struggled against his own power that fuelled the attack and was taken down with a swift slash of his midsection sending him careening off Giratina's back. Stacey's eyes widened and she pulled against the ribbons restraining her to catch a glimpse of his fall ... had that been enough?

    Valentine Teleports out of his free fall to hover above a cluster of orange rocks still ready to fight. Stacey bit her lip and sighed, that had felt so close too! Reaper prepares against the next attack as a flash of light fills her sight and fire surrounds him. His Fire Shield is ready to deal damage to Val should he attack and attack he did, unfortunately he called on a move natural to his species. He Feinted past the barrier and slammed into Reaper sending his keystone flying through the air into a nearby island sliding back down the orange rocks, his essence trickling out of the holes. The fire shield fizzled into nothingness, a waste of energy before her eyes as Val groaned against the pain of the Curse digging deeper into his gut. Despite this his cackling laugh fills the air, almost as twisted and psychotic as her ghost's.

    ’Trickery will not save you when I thrust my lance through your corpse!’

    Val breaks eye contact with Stacey as he leaps off Giratina's tail his blades spread out wide like thin wings that become cloaked in black energy, a Shadow End. He was going to destroy her only living Pokemon.

    "Oh God no!" she whispered horror and sorrow choking her voice. He was closing in so fast, he would kill Reaper before her clogged mind could think of a suitable strategy. Would Val expect another Sucker Punch, he was so smart he could evade it and finish off her Spiritomb permanently. Suddenly her eyes caught sight of the floating masses of land, would that work? She had no time to be indecisive, she had to give him orders now!

    "REAPER!" She screamed as Val was mere seconds from his position, "Use the land around you to crush Val, use a Rock Slide cover him as many boulders as possible, trap him, block his attack and get out of the way!!! We have to finish this now, don't let up on the attacks. Blast him with a Flamethrower and ..." she bit her lip, the last attack might finish Reaper too with its recoil but it was his strongest and they had to throw everything they had at Val. He was too strong, they couldn't mess about with tricks now.

    "End it all with your Giga Impact .... Reaper .... I"

    She was unable to finish her thought at Valentine descended cloaked in the blood red of death.


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    Allishinca: At the end of a tunnel unexpectedly at an exit, you wondered whether or not to leave. Before you could continue your train of thought, Beheeyem appeared asking what you're doing. When you explained that the other path was blocked, the Guardian immediately disappeared to rectify things. Satisfied Pluto made to walk back down the hall, but you waffled a little. After some prodding from the Darkness Pokemon, you got on your feet and started walking back.

    To pass the time, you take out your panpipes and begin to play some melancholy music. After a few moments, Beheeyem snaps into view. "I thought it was you playing that lovely tune," it says. Beheeyem feet tap the floor alternately to the beat of your song. "Just as I was about to move that boulder, I heard some music; and I thought at first angels were about to visit me. But then I realized, or at least I hoped, I wasn't dying, so my next guess was you. So glad I was to find you are the source of this delightful music, because dying is just not convenient for me at the moment." Beheeyem looks at Pluto. "Doesn't it just make you want to dance?" At this point, you stop playing your panpipes, and the Guardian also stops tapping the floor. "You're almost there," it says. "Then you'll get another riddle."

    It would be around this time, you have come to expect Beheeyem to disappear again, but it hasn't yet. It trots along by your side, bouncing on either of its little feet. The way Beheeyem moves oddly reminds you of a bell. With some more time passing, you and Pluto, along with Guardian Beheeyem finally reach the fork in the tunnel. The boulder has yet to be moved.

    "Didn't I just come back here to move this?" Beheyeem thinks out loud. "That's right, the music." Beheeyem steps forward. Both of its round green eyes and the pattern on its head begin to glow. Then the boulder begins to glow a light blue. The boulder slowly lifts off the ground. "Please stay behind me. It's awfully heavy, and I would appreciate not having any distractions." The boulder is slowly floating through the air now as it moves towards the tunnel leading to the fiery room. The boulder drops suddenly, but at least the path going forward is now open. "I don't remember that being so heavy," Beheeyem says between breaths. It sits on the floor. "Go on ahead. I promise you will not find another boulder in the way; I don't think I could take it if there were."

    With the Guardian recovering, you move on down the hallway. You find the torches on the wall are already lit. It seems the torches knew which way you should have gone all along. From behind you, you can hear some clicking sounds. It has to have been Beheeyem teleporting away, because suddenly it stops. You notice, like before, the air is starting to change. It feels like it's getting colder. A cool wind blows by, not extinguishing the torches, but still a bit colder than expected for such a location. Up ahead you can see a bright white light. As you approach it, you feel another wave of cold air, chilling you both a little more now. Moments from the room now, you notice the torches and the torch holders had what appears to be icicles on them, at least where there weren't flames.

    You enter the room now, and much to your amazement, you see it's filled with snow. As you move around inside the room, you find that instead of the floor being wet and slippery, it isn't. The room is colder and more windy than the other rooms, much colder than the fiery room and rightfully so.

    Ahead of you between the two central torches is Beheeyem. "Ahh there you are," Beheeyem says. "You must be wondering how all this snow got in there, right? Well," it pauses, "it did." Beheeyem clears its throat. "Don't panic. It won't get any colder in here, nor will there be another snowstorm. I believe the next one is due on the night of the next blue moon. Can you believe that? A blue moon! Who ever heard of such a thing? Right, now for a riddle. Let's see...

    What's in a name
    when I consume the same?
    Find me in a mine
    having a good time
    while I produce my internal flames.

    Good luck." Beheeyem snaps away. It suddenly snaps back in front of you. "If the wind is too much," Beheeyem shivers a little, "please stand between the torches. They generate an awful lot of heat. Oh, and, you know the drill." Beheeyem quickly vanishes again.

    What will you do?

    Alli whimpered while encouraged forward by Pluto. Her sniffling cries reverberated off the walls until she finally consoled herself and pulled out her panpipes. A melancholy tune emerged as the duo continued.

    "I thought it was you playing that lovely tune!" Spoke the Guardian as he materialized. "Just as I was about to move that boulder, I heard some music; and I thought at first angels were about to visit me. But then I realized, or at least I hoped, I wasn't dying, so my next guess was you. So glad I was to find you are the source of this delightful music, because dying is just not convenient for me at the moment." Pluto gave Beheeyem an inquisitive head title. "Doesn't it just make you want to dance?" Asked the Guardian down to Pluto. The goggled Pokemon was not so musically inclined, but gave no response. Alli stopped playing and glanced back at him. "You're almost there," spoke Beheeyem. "Then you'll get another riddle."

    Alli smiled and took a step back, expected Beheeyem to vanish again. The three stood in an awkward silence for a moment until Pluto sighed and commenced walking. Alli and Beheeyem followed, with the Guardian waddling alongside her. A familiar boulder stood blocking their route when the group arrived back at the forked path. Alli and Pluto looked up at it for a moment before glancing back at Beheyeem in unison.

    "Didn't I just come back here to move this?" Beheyeem thinks out loud. "That's right, the music." Pluto grumbled impatiently, but quickly stopped when the green patterns on the Guardian began to glow. Beheyeem gestured for them to move back. Alli scooped up Pluto and stepped behind Beheyeem as the boulder slowly lifted into the air. "Please stay behind me. It's awfully heavy, and I would appreciate not having any distractions." The boulder floated overhead and crashed down behind them, blocking the return to the fiery room. Beheeyem sits back on the floor, exhaling deep, heavy breaths. "I don't remember that being so heavy. Go on ahead. I promise you will not find another boulder in the way; I don't think I could take it if there were."

    The torches glowed down the hallway, lighting the way. Alli bent down to make sure the Guardian was alright, but on seeing Pluto dashing on, quickly got up and followed. A light clicking noise behind them was the only indication that Beheeyem had gone on ahead. Alli shivered as the air grew colder. Pluto senses another strange oddity would emerge in the next room. The echoing of dripping water commenced as the duo noticed icicles clung to the torches above. The room ahead shines brightly as Alli and Pluto stepped into it.

    Alli immediately stepped back out, unsure. Pluto continued, and the light crunching of his footsteps stopped only when he noticed that his trainer was no longer following them. Bending down, Alli touched the ground gently. It was an odd sensation, as it looked very much like snow, but lacked the familiar textures and components. Alli had very little experience with snow, but knew that something was off with the fluffy white coat that appeared in this room's floor. She looked for reassurance in Pluto, who simply shrugged. Stepping back into the room, she scurried across, catching up to her partner.

    Looking ahead, similar parallel torches stood center, as they had in rooms past. They saw Beheeyem had already appeared, and stood between the torches, waiting for his challengers. "Ahh there you are! You must be wondering how all this snow got in there, right? Well..." The Guardian trailed off before continuing, "it did." Beheeyem clears its throat. "Don't panic. It won't get any colder in here, nor will there be another snowstorm. I believe the next one is due on the night of the next blue moon. Can you believe that? A blue moon! Who ever heard of such a thing? Right, now for a riddle. Let's see..."

    What's in a name
    when I consume the same?
    Find me in a mine
    having a good time
    while I produce my internal flames.


    "Good luck." The Guardian vanished again, but appeared quickly in front of Alli. "If the wing is too much, please stand between the torches. They generate an awful lot of heat. Oh, and, you know the drill." Alli opened her mouth, but Beheeyem disappeared again before she could get a word out.

    Pluto looked up at his trainer, but Alli's eyes wandered around the room for a moment. She was still impressed with at the sight of snow, magical or otherwise. Her toes were getting stiff from the cold, as she went barefoot. Alli wiggled them a bit before as her face lite up with insight. Redirecting herself towards the torches. Marching up to them, Pluto followed her with his eyes, unsure of what she was about to do.

    "The answer to the riddle is... Torkoal." Pluto's jaw dropped.



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    Default Adventures in Astoria by Dark Searchman, Part 24

    Yay, two more thingies! Also, I have gotten word from Meetan, and she has given me the go-ahead to drop her adventure, meaning I have another slot open for those folks interested! Yay, more work I get to put off because of school and LoL! Anyway, here goes!

    The Divine Woodland


    Magus Falls

    Shadowshocker

    All you wanted was some bonding time with Larxene, was that too much to ask? Apparently it was, according to the Grass Pokemon giving the two of you dirty looks. Thankfully, none of them seemed keen on attacking you for the moment, though you gave Larxene a few orders just in case. For now, they continue to stare at you, likely wondering when you would think about taking the exit they were giving you. You also notice the majority of the Grass Pokemon were grouped up in front of a few thick bushes; you couldn’t make out what was behind those bushes at all, but whatever—or whoever—was back there seemed mighty important to the fauna here. Finally, a creature with a green fungus hat, red claws and toes, and a green club at the end of its tail walked confidently through the army of Grass Pokemon, ready to either challenge you or give the signal to the other Pokemon to chase you off. Either way, your Cacturne seemed threatened enough by the Breloom’s presence to start Dancing, and her mystifying steps caused many of the Grass Pokemon to start dancing as well, though not most of them. After enough dancing, the Pokemon affected by Larxene’s attack start Teetering in Confusion, one of them being Breloom! However, quite a few Pokemon were still able to fight, including a Lilligant who begins her own Teeter Dance… which Confuses even more Pokemon than Larxene did, but it was important in catching her In the attack too! Worse still, a few Petilil who could dance to their Own Tempo were also throwing in a few puffs of Stun Spore. Unfortunately, Larxene was too busy being confused to defend herself with another attack, meaning she was now Paralyzed in addition to being confused!

    Great, now what’ll Shadow do!?



    Dead Forest


    Toxic Marsh

    Missingno. Master

    Well, so far not much has happened in the way of carnage: the only Pokemon KO’d so far was one of Miror B.’s Ludicolo, and everyone other than Jellicent seemed to be fine, but what about now? Maractus had leaped high into the air and would take some time to crash back to the ground which gave Hebenon some time to fire a Hydro Pump at Ambipom, who wasn’t able to dodge the attack this time despite orders to do so leaving it at the mercy of the powerful Water attack to push it against a tree and cause massive damage. Nagini continued the onslaught with a Bubblebeam that pops against Ariados explosively, resulting in a critical hit that leaves Ariados with about 2/5 less health! Too bad it didn’t lower its Speed because the spider quickly reacts to the attack with its eyes glowing blue and a strange sensation overcoming your Arbok’s body. Just to top it all off, the Psychic attack hurls her straight into you, giving you little time to react before Nagini’s coils knock you down and cause her to hiss in pain from the damage.

    Elsewhere, Roxie and Miror B.’s Pokemon face off against each other, with this Ludicolo’s Water attack harshly Scalding Seviper for a critical hit, and he hisses from the severe pain as the attack even caused some Burns to appear on his skin; now Seviper was at a big disadvantage! That didn’t mean he was completely helpless, however… “Not good…” she whispered to herself; she knew it wouldn’t be long before the others jumped on her Pokemon and knocked him out. “Seviper, use Toxic on Ludicolo, then do your best to try to dodge everything else!” With that in mind, he spits out a nasty looking fluid that splashes all over Ludicolo and severely Poisons it as the burn begins to eat away at Seviper’s precious health, so he was likely going to be out within the next few rounds… faster than that if Maractus’s Bounce attack hit! Hebenon sees the cactus about to land and, while very tired and likely about to collapse from exhaustion himself, he tries to intercept with his own Bounce attack, but Maractus deftly maneuvers out of his way and stay on course, puncturing Seviper’s scaly hide with its sharp needles and knocking him down before he had time to recover from the earlier attack. As Maractus pushes off and back towards Folly, the Fang Snake could be seen listless and unconscious. Worse still, Hebenon’s Bounce attempt meant he couldn’t stop himself from running into a tree! Too exhausted to do anything else, his spines keep him there for a few seconds before they release themselves from the tree and cause him to fall to the ground, also unconscious. Reath and Jellicent see one more target to eliminate before you and Roxie can take the chance to bring out more Pokemon, so just before Hebenon’s Pokeball calls him back Nagini is attacked with rain that falls on her harder than before… well, actually it was more like a Brine attack, but you get the idea. And since Nagini was weakened, the attack pelted her for even more damage, enough so that she felt overwhelmed by it and also fainted! “Hahahaha, oh, how groovy this is~” Miror B. taunts the two of you. “There’s no facing the music for you now!”

    “Oh yeah?” said Roxie. “Why don’t you fight us fairly instead of using your cronies to team up against us? You’re just cowards, all of you!”
    “Fufu, maybe~” he replied with an evil smirk. “But that’s part of what makes this so easy. It’s not a funky time if we’re playin’ by the rules!”
    “Okay, then, guess I’ll have to take things up a notch! Weezing, let’s rock!” She tosses another Pokeball, and out pops a feminine looking Weezing that smiled at her trainer. “Here’s one of my most trusted partners, and we’re ready to crank it up to 12!” Perhaps it was time for you to bring out more of your own?


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    Dead Forest


    Toxic Marsh

    Missingno. Master

    Well, so far not much has happened in the way of carnage: the only Pokemon KO’d so far was one of Miror B.’s Ludicolo, and everyone other than Jellicent seemed to be fine, but what about now? Maractus had leaped high into the air and would take some time to crash back to the ground which gave Hebenon some time to fire a Hydro Pump at Ambipom, who wasn’t able to dodge the attack this time despite orders to do so leaving it at the mercy of the powerful Water attack to push it against a tree and cause massive damage. Nagini continued the onslaught with a Bubblebeam that pops against Ariados explosively, resulting in a critical hit that leaves Ariados with about 2/5 less health! Too bad it didn’t lower its Speed because the spider quickly reacts to the attack with its eyes glowing blue and a strange sensation overcoming your Arbok’s body. Just to top it all off, the Psychic attack hurls her straight into you, giving you little time to react before Nagini’s coils knock you down and cause her to hiss in pain from the damage.

    Elsewhere, Roxie and Miror B.’s Pokemon face off against each other, with this Ludicolo’s Water attack harshly Scalding Seviper for a critical hit, and he hisses from the severe pain as the attack even caused some Burns to appear on his skin; now Seviper was at a big disadvantage! That didn’t mean he was completely helpless, however… “Not good…” she whispered to herself; she knew it wouldn’t be long before the others jumped on her Pokemon and knocked him out. “Seviper, use Toxic on Ludicolo, then do your best to try to dodge everything else!” With that in mind, he spits out a nasty looking fluid that splashes all over Ludicolo and severely Poisons it as the burn begins to eat away at Seviper’s precious health, so he was likely going to be out within the next few rounds… faster than that if Maractus’s Bounce attack hit! Hebenon sees the cactus about to land and, while very tired and likely about to collapse from exhaustion himself, he tries to intercept with his own Bounce attack, but Maractus deftly maneuvers out of his way and stay on course, puncturing Seviper’s scaly hide with its sharp needles and knocking him down before he had time to recover from the earlier attack. As Maractus pushes off and back towards Folly, the Fang Snake could be seen listless and unconscious. Worse still, Hebenon’s Bounce attempt meant he couldn’t stop himself from running into a tree! Too exhausted to do anything else, his spines keep him there for a few seconds before they release themselves from the tree and cause him to fall to the ground, also unconscious. Reath and Jellicent see one more target to eliminate before you and Roxie can take the chance to bring out more Pokemon, so just before Hebenon’s Pokeball calls him back Nagini is attacked with rain that falls on her harder than before… well, actually it was more like a Brine attack, but you get the idea. And since Nagini was weakened, the attack pelted her for even more damage, enough so that she felt overwhelmed by it and also fainted! “Hahahaha, oh, how groovy this is~” Miror B. taunts the two of you. “There’s no facing the music for you now!”

    “Oh yeah?” said Roxie. “Why don’t you fight us fairly instead of using your cronies to team up against us? You’re just cowards, all of you!”
    “Fufu, maybe~” he replied with an evil smirk. “But that’s part of what makes this so easy. It’s not a funky time if we’re playin’ by the rules!”
    “Okay, then, guess I’ll have to take things up a notch! Weezing, let’s rock!” She tosses another Pokeball, and out pops a feminine looking Weezing that smiled at her trainer. “Here’s one of my most trusted partners, and we’re ready to crank it up to 12!” Perhaps it was time for you to bring out more of your own?


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    What will Keith do?

    The battle was most definitely not going in Keith and Roxie's favor. Ludicolo had landed a sizzling Scald on Seviper, burning it, and while Hebenon attempted to intercept Maractus's Bounce with his own Bounce, not only was Maractus able to deftly maneuver out of the way and still hit Seviper for the KO, but the Qwilfish ended up crashing into a tree, and also fainted. Groaning, Keith withdrew his Qwilfish just as Jellicent's Brine dealt the finishing blow to his Arbok.

    "Nagini, return," Keith sighed, returning the Arbok to her Poké Ball as Miror B. taunted them. Roxie didn't take well to this taunting, calling Miror B. and his underlings cowards. Miror B. did not seem to mind being called cowards, stating that it was a part of what made things so easy, that they didn't play by the rules. Roxie responded by calling out another Pokémon- a Weezing. Seeing this prompted Keith to reach for Gemini's Poké Ball- before he remembered that Gemini was back at the house, in their Poké Ball, healing up. Still, Keith grabbed two more Poké Balls, one in each hand, and threw them. "Go, James! Go, Hedwig!" Keith exclaimed as the balls opened up, unleashing his Vileplume and Crobat.

    "Vilepluuuume!" exclaimed James before a loud belch escaped his mouth.

    "Cro," added Hedwig, as she glared menacingly at their opponents.

    "If you losers think things are gonna keep being easy for you, you're even dumber than you look," Keith said to Miror B. and his cronies. "Alright, James, hit Jellicent with Seed Bomb, and then hit Ludicolo with a Venoshock! Hedwig," he added, "use Air Slash on Ariados, and Cross Poison on Maractus!"

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    Astoria
    The Enchanted Forest

    Garden of Iris
    This large garden floats high above the rest of the Enchanted Forest. The ground is made up entirely of clouds which magically both supports any amount of weight and can grow many beautiful flowers and trees. It is hidden from view so it is mostly untouched by man. The only way to reach it is to climb up an elusive rainbow that stretches from the ground to the clouds.

    Areas:
    Rainbow Pool: An enchanted pool where no matter what the weather, a beautiful rainbow is always present. Trainers and Pokémon alike visit this pool believing that to drink its water brings good luck.
    For Jess, rainbows and gardens were icons of remembrance, of origin. So despite the apparent freshness of loose leaves and flowers appended to her Adventure scrapbook, it was with a warm feeling of familiarity that she gazed at the course of colors cascading from the clouds. Beside her stood three creatures completely camouflaged against the surrounding forestry. …Unfortunately, none of them seemed very suited to climbing. To luck, Jess had someone who could easily bypass the heavy security of heaven’s gate. Her guardian angel Hermesiel arrived in a flash of glory, and Jess hopped aboard after boosting Hoshiko the Chikorita, who helped elevate the other pair of passengers herself. Their private charter took off, quickening altitude into the stratosphere.

    It was Jessica’s first time riding exposed through the sky (not counting Custard’s brief airlifts), so she held on tight as wind whistled past, marveling at the sensation. Her steed couldn’t help but show off a bit, performing loops and swerves no manmade craft could ever carry out, always making sure his precious cargo was secure first. As the gust screamed ever louder in her ear, so did the sound of her voice as her gut suddenly dropped 500 feet.

    Touching down at the edge of their destination, the jubilant jet deposited his dizzy travelers on “solid” ground. The girl grinned, thanking his grace for “saving” them from a fall before returning him to his Ball. Hoshiko immediately began investigating the local flora, in search of further fallen specimens to add to the collection. Jess smiled, finding it ironic that her initial intention of exploring a place so alike to the Astorian area was to capture one of Hoshiko’s own rare species. Ah, how innocent and naďve she had been back then to think she could simply run into a wild starter off the bat like that.

    Of course, Hoshi wasn’t the only wonderful friend she’d gained since her journey began. She turned to the remaining two, one of whom was the very reason she selected this site to visit.

    “What do you think, Iri? This garden is named after you.”

    The Sewaddle stared around at the island in awe, hardly able to believe she was really floating miles above the earth. As Lilac next to her peered cautiously over the edge, vertigo gripped and nearly toppled her, if not for Iris’s timely twirl. The caterpillar intervened and caught the perilous Petilil with STRING SHOT, reeling her back. Like an intimate dance, the thread of fate forced Lilac to spin straight into her partner’s arms, ending in a low dip that caused both of them to blush. In fact, their bodies bent so far back, they slipped and literally took a dip in a pool.

    “Whoa! You guys okay?”

    Jessica hurried over to lend a hand to the drenched duo. The Sewaddle easily shook off the droplets that rolled down her back like dew, while Lilac required assistance to wring out her skirt, the sprouts on her head drooping from the weight of water and shame. Hoshiko fanned with her foliage, fluffing them back up in all sorts of awkward directions. Everyone laughed at Lila’s new “hairdo” – even the one at expense – before eagerly setting off to investigate the rest of the gorgeous terrain.


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    The Divine Woodland


    Magus Falls

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    All you wanted was some bonding time with Larxene, was that too much to ask? Apparently it was, according to the Grass Pokemon giving the two of you dirty looks. Thankfully, none of them seemed keen on attacking you for the moment, though you gave Larxene a few orders just in case. For now, they continue to stare at you, likely wondering when you would think about taking the exit they were giving you. You also notice the majority of the Grass Pokemon were grouped up in front of a few thick bushes; you couldn’t make out what was behind those bushes at all, but whatever—or whoever—was back there seemed mighty important to the fauna here. Finally, a creature with a green fungus hat, red claws and toes, and a green club at the end of its tail walked confidently through the army of Grass Pokemon, ready to either challenge you or give the signal to the other Pokemon to chase you off. Either way, your Cacturne seemed threatened enough by the Breloom’s presence to start Dancing, and her mystifying steps caused many of the Grass Pokemon to start dancing as well, though not most of them. After enough dancing, the Pokemon affected by Larxene’s attack start Teetering in Confusion, one of them being Breloom! However, quite a few Pokemon were still able to fight, including a Lilligant who begins her own Teeter Dance… which Confuses even more Pokemon than Larxene did, but it was important in catching her In the attack too! Worse still, a few Petilil who could dance to their Own Tempo were also throwing in a few puffs of Stun Spore. Unfortunately, Larxene was too busy being confused to defend herself with another attack, meaning she was now Paralyzed in addition to being confused!

    Great, now what’ll Shadow do!?
    Overwhelming odds - Shadow's least favourite probability and scenario, which ranked second next to unforeseen circumstance. He knew he hadn't seen the problematic species that triggered Larxene off in his initial scan; had he been mistaken? It was nonetheless clear that the scale of the enemy army of unfriendly botanics was far, far larger. Fearful and addled, Larxene flailed as best as her statused self would allow. Shadow tensed; the whole reason why he'd begun his new spate of explorations was to help the relatively newer operatives acclimatise to fieldwork. Larxene was the strongest out of whom he'd brought - if she was having trouble, they were all in danger, and the mass of Grass Pokemon showed no signs of stopping their advance or attacks. Even if Larxene's ailments were alleviated they'd merely be overrun by the opposition.

    "Larxene, let's retreat for now!" Grabbing the Cacturne's Thunder Ball, Shadow returned Larxene in a flash of red. He could heal her as soon as it was safe to do so, but for the moment, there was little alternative but to run. He cast one last glance at the plant Pokemon who could visibly not be reasoned with and tore off in the opposite direction as fast as he could. Where could he run to? He wasn't sure; as far as he knew they were all in hostile, foreign territory. Maybe there would be a rest stop with other Trainers and humans where he could investigate and take shelter. Or maybe a clearing ahead where he could try to signal for help. Or a concealed grotto where he could hide until the heat blew over. Anywhere... but here.
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    Default Adventures in Astoria by Dark Searchman, Part 25

    Well, here's some updates for three people. Marion Ette's adventure is being put on hold until she comes back, so hopefully we'll see her again because I do want to finish her adventure eventually. I'm also going to take this time to welcome Lilbluecorsola to Astoria! I hope I can make your second adventure here as good as your first. Just a reminder that I do ask everyone in my group to post in lime; other than that, you guys are pros at RPing, so let's get into it!

    The Divine Woodland


    Magus Falls

    Shadowshocker

    Seeing as how everything was clearly not going your way at all--Larxene getting hit with multiple statuses, Grass Pokemon attacking you from right and left with no plans on letting you counterattack, the Breloom shaking itself free of its own confusion and ready to attack, etc.--you decided the best course of action was to recall Larxene and get out of Dodge. You hurry as best you can, all the while finding your back pelted by Bullet Seeds until you were a satisfiable distance away from the hostile group, after which they all back down and let you escape. What was that all about anyway!? No, that didn't matter right now, your top priority was to take Larxene someplace where she could be healed, perhaps there was a Pokemon Center nearby... After about ten minutes on the trail, you come to a log cabin with various instruments on the roof. A huge eagle with a blue crest and blue wings is perched among the instruments and screeches upon noticing your presence. "Val, somebody out there?" you hear a woman's voice ask, to which the shiny Braviary squawks twice before lifting off and flying low to make a circle around your location. "Okay, just a minute!" You soon see the door open and a woman in her late 20s emerge dressed in what was likely a Ranger outfit. "Hello, stranger!" she greets you before whistling to the raptor in the sky, signalling him to come down since she could tell that circling he did made you feel a little uncomfortable. As Braviary flew in toward his trainer, she held out her arm for him to perch on. "I'm the ranger on duty at this station; you can call me Quinn, and this is my Braviary, Valor!" she says as Valor's talons grasp her arm and he folds his wings down before he stares at you checking you out; despite her figure, she seemed perfectly capable of supporting the 90 lb. bird's weight. "Now what brings you out here?"

    What will Shadow do?


    Garden of Iris


    Rainbow Pool

    Lilbluecorsola -

    You had adventured in Astoria before, but back then you were young and was looking for a Chikorita, a Pokemon you now took with you to your second adventure here. As you touched down with your Togekiss, you and your Grass-types were ready to go exploring, with Iris and Lilac both getting a little too eager and taking a dip in the pool. At least the scenery was breathtaking; as you and your Pokemon walk around the lake, you could see so many fields of flowers surrounding it, you wonder if there was a flower out there that you were allergic to because you start sneezing for a bit, though Hoshiko does her best to fan the pollen away. After a while, you hadn't seen any Pokemon or humans yet, but you did see a grove of fruit trees and start to get hungry. Perhaps a little snack wouldn't hurt... You could see a few apples that were ripe to pick, so you grabbed a couple of them, giving one of them to each of your Pokemon, all of them accepting the gift, while you keep one for yourself. As you eat, you also see a Nanab Berry tree and decide you could use a variety of fruits for your snack, so you reach out for a banana when... you could swear the bunch you were reaching for just moved. But it wasn't just your imagination: every time you reached for that bunch, it would move somewhere else almost randomly. You try reaching for another bunch that wasn't going to move so much when it mysteriously disappears in front of your eyes! Well, this was starting to frustrate you, but you weren't going to give up! Reaching for another bunch, you're finally able to grab it... when your hand gets slurped up along with the bananas by what you felt like was a big mouth! As what was likely a tongue brushed across your fingers, your hand was quickly freed as your surprise causes you to lose your balance and fall to the ground as the Nanab Berry dropped close by. While lying there, you look up to find the first bunch of bananas you tried to grab was actually dangling from the neck of a Tropius now towering over your body, though it looked like it was scared of you; it was likely so busy eating that it didn't notice anyone around it. While it kept its distance, you noticed it slowly lowering its head, inching closer to the berry on the ground. It seemed its hunger was slightly more important to it than its fear of you...

    What will Jessica do?


    Dead Forest


    Toxic Marsh

    Missingno. Master

    With both you and Roxie losing Pokemon, you had to bring out fresh teammates; while Roxie had her Weezing, you decided James and Hedwig would be suitable to carry you through the rest of the battle and told your opponents that the battle would only get harder. Although I think Miror B. took something you said out of context... something about being... "dumber than they looked"? "Dumber than we... look? Wait, you're... you're saying my afro looks dumb!? AFROS ARE THE GROOVIEST THING EVER!! That insult... you'll pay for that!! Boys, it's time to let the music play! Take them out!" "Yes, Mr. Miror B.!" you hear the four lackeys say.

    Hedwig, of course, wasn't going to wait for them to give orders and Slashed the Air with her wing, sending a sharp wave of wind towards Ariados, slicing it and cutting its current health down very low, though it didn't faze Ariados enough to make it flinch. Ambipom returned the favor by jumping right up to Hedwig, keeping up with her speed and unleashing a Fury Swipes attack on her... or at least where she was, apparently Hedwig was even faster than it thought... but Ariados was ready with a String Shot which made contact with your Crobat's wing. It wouldn't affect her flight, but it would slow her down for a while. Meanwhile Ludicolo looked at Weezing and fired a Leech Seed at her so it could drain energy from her to counter the poison, but she floated just enough out of the way to thwart that plan, so Ludicolo just had to bear with the poison eating away at quite a bit of its health for the time being. "Weezing, finish off Ariados! Flamethrower!" A stream of fire is blown out of Weezing's mouth, travels toward the spider, and scorches it target enough to make it fall unconscious! Now you were making progress! "Ugh, Ariados, return!" While Trudly was busy recalling his Ariados, Folly and Maractus had a fresh set of targets, but they instead opted to give Jellicent a Helping Hand and power up her next attack: a Hydro Pump that sailed towards a slower Hedwig... and completely missed its mark, she didn't even need to maneuver around it! That was a huge waste of energy, plus it left Jellicent vulnerable to James's Seed Bombs which pelt the jellyfish for the rest of her health, causing her to crash into a nearby tree and slump to the ground. Another Pokemon taken out! "No, Jellicent! Tch, return!" Reath fumed before recalling her Pokemon.

    Trudly and Reath were both holding other Pokeballs in their hands, waiting for things to settle a little before they brought out their fresher partners. Ambipom was raring to go for Hedwig again now that her Speed was reduced by the sticky silk still on her wing. With its fist now covered in Ice, it rushes forward and this time connects with a Punch to Hedwig's torso to take out a fourth of her health. It thankfully didn't freeze her, and she was able to shrug off the pain and focus on Maractus, a combatant who hadn't taken much damage in a while. As she swoops in, she Crosses her wings and catches the cactus by surprise, leaving a nice purple "X" on its body as the Poison-type attack stings, making Maractus writhe in pain from the critical hit, that one attack came very close to knocking it out completely! Meanwhile, Ludicolo tried again to put a Leech Seed on Weezing, and this time it latches on, causing her to wince slightly as it drained some of its health and energy away. It didn't return to Ludicolo yet, so it still had to deal with the poison increasing in intensity and reducing its health to about 3/4 its maximum. "K, now's our chance to finish off Maractus too... Weezing, Clear Smog!" Weezing spews a gas towards Maractus and makes the immediate area pretty hard to breathe in for Folly and Maractus. It didn't last long, but when the smoke cleared, there lay Maractus totally unconscious while Hedwig took the moment of cover to clean her wing so it wasn't hampered by the silk anymore, her Speed was now back to normal in addition to Maractus falling! "Darn you, Maractus, return!" Folly cursed as Maractus was recalled as well. Last to move was James, and he had a nice burp come out before there was a glint in his eye. He spit out a special green sludge onto Ludicolo that reacted with the venom in its system causing it to convulse from the excruciating pain. One Venoshock was all it took, after the high amounts of toxins ate away enough health, to take down Miror B.'s second Ludicolo and render it completely immobile and unconscious. James gains an Egg or MT Move! (your choice)

    "Nooooo, not another one of mah babies!" Miror B. pouted, pulling on a handkercheif with his teeth before recalling his Ludicolo. "Ooooh, we'll have to regroup! Folly, Trudly, let's go get those Pokemon we stole from the Bullwinkles and get out of here! Reath, Ferma, you keep those two on the stage as long as possible!" "Right!"
    "Wait, you stole Pokemon from my uncle!?" Roxie asked in shock. "Ohhhh, no, you're not getting away with that!"
    "Sorry, but I think we will! Toodles!" And with that, Miror B., Folly, and Trudly all took off further into the forest.

    "Come back here!" Roxie was about to run off after them when Reath and Ferma blocked her way. "Sorry, orders are orders! You're not getting past us!" Reath smirked. "Go, Galvantula!" Her second Pokemon turned out to be a yellow tarantula with blue eyes and a purple body underneath. "Yanmega, I choose you!" Ferma added before sending out her Yanmega to join her Ambipom. "Keith... I think we should split up," says Roxie with a heavy expression. "One of us stays here to fight these two while the other goes after Miror B. Either way, I can deal with any of these clowns easy, so it's up to you who you want to fight!" Either way, however, you would need some way for either trainer to get past Reath and Ferma and leave the other one behind to fight them...

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    With both you and Roxie losing Pokemon, you had to bring out fresh teammates; while Roxie had her Weezing, you decided James and Hedwig would be suitable to carry you through the rest of the battle and told your opponents that the battle would only get harder. Although I think Miror B. took something you said out of context... something about being... "dumber than they looked"? "Dumber than we... look? Wait, you're... you're saying my afro looks dumb!? AFROS ARE THE GROOVIEST THING EVER!! That insult... you'll pay for that!! Boys, it's time to let the music play! Take them out!" "Yes, Mr. Miror B.!" you hear the four lackeys say.

    Hedwig, of course, wasn't going to wait for them to give orders and Slashed the Air with her wing, sending a sharp wave of wind towards Ariados, slicing it and cutting its current health down very low, though it didn't faze Ariados enough to make it flinch. Ambipom returned the favor by jumping right up to Hedwig, keeping up with her speed and unleashing a Fury Swipes attack on her... or at least where she was, apparently Hedwig was even faster than it thought... but Ariados was ready with a String Shot which made contact with your Crobat's wing. It wouldn't affect her flight, but it would slow her down for a while. Meanwhile Ludicolo looked at Weezing and fired a Leech Seed at her so it could drain energy from her to counter the poison, but she floated just enough out of the way to thwart that plan, so Ludicolo just had to bear with the poison eating away at quite a bit of its health for the time being. "Weezing, finish off Ariados! Flamethrower!" A stream of fire is blown out of Weezing's mouth, travels toward the spider, and scorches it target enough to make it fall unconscious! Now you were making progress! "Ugh, Ariados, return!" While Trudly was busy recalling his Ariados, Folly and Maractus had a fresh set of targets, but they instead opted to give Jellicent a Helping Hand and power up her next attack: a Hydro Pump that sailed towards a slower Hedwig... and completely missed its mark, she didn't even need to maneuver around it! That was a huge waste of energy, plus it left Jellicent vulnerable to James's Seed Bombs which pelt the jellyfish for the rest of her health, causing her to crash into a nearby tree and slump to the ground. Another Pokemon taken out! "No, Jellicent! Tch, return!" Reath fumed before recalling her Pokemon.

    Trudly and Reath were both holding other Pokeballs in their hands, waiting for things to settle a little before they brought out their fresher partners. Ambipom was raring to go for Hedwig again now that her Speed was reduced by the sticky silk still on her wing. With its fist now covered in Ice, it rushes forward and this time connects with a Punch to Hedwig's torso to take out a fourth of her health. It thankfully didn't freeze her, and she was able to shrug off the pain and focus on Maractus, a combatant who hadn't taken much damage in a while. As she swoops in, she Crosses her wings and catches the cactus by surprise, leaving a nice purple "X" on its body as the Poison-type attack stings, making Maractus writhe in pain from the critical hit, that one attack came very close to knocking it out completely! Meanwhile, Ludicolo tried again to put a Leech Seed on Weezing, and this time it latches on, causing her to wince slightly as it drained some of its health and energy away. It didn't return to Ludicolo yet, so it still had to deal with the poison increasing in intensity and reducing its health to about 3/4 its maximum. "K, now's our chance to finish off Maractus too... Weezing, Clear Smog!" Weezing spews a gas towards Maractus and makes the immediate area pretty hard to breathe in for Folly and Maractus. It didn't last long, but when the smoke cleared, there lay Maractus totally unconscious while Hedwig took the moment of cover to clean her wing so it wasn't hampered by the silk anymore, her Speed was now back to normal in addition to Maractus falling! "Darn you, Maractus, return!" Folly cursed as Maractus was recalled as well. Last to move was James, and he had a nice burp come out before there was a glint in his eye. He spit out a special green sludge onto Ludicolo that reacted with the venom in its system causing it to convulse from the excruciating pain. One Venoshock was all it took, after the high amounts of toxins ate away enough health, to take down Miror B.'s second Ludicolo and render it completely immobile and unconscious. James gains an Egg or MT Move! (your choice)

    "Nooooo, not another one of mah babies!" Miror B. pouted, pulling on a handkercheif with his teeth before recalling his Ludicolo. "Ooooh, we'll have to regroup! Folly, Trudly, let's go get those Pokemon we stole from the Bullwinkles and get out of here! Reath, Ferma, you keep those two on the stage as long as possible!" "Right!"
    "Wait, you stole Pokemon from my uncle!?" Roxie asked in shock. "Ohhhh, no, you're not getting away with that!"
    "Sorry, but I think we will! Toodles!" And with that, Miror B., Folly, and Trudly all took off further into the forest.

    "Come back here!" Roxie was about to run off after them when Reath and Ferma blocked her way. "Sorry, orders are orders! You're not getting past us!" Reath smirked. "Go, Galvantula!" Her second Pokemon turned out to be a yellow tarantula with blue eyes and a purple body underneath. "Yanmega, I choose you!" Ferma added before sending out her Yanmega to join her Ambipom. "Keith... I think we should split up," says Roxie with a heavy expression. "One of us stays here to fight these two while the other goes after Miror B. Either way, I can deal with any of these clowns easy, so it's up to you who you want to fight!" Either way, however, you would need some way for either trainer to get past Reath and Ferma and leave the other one behind to fight them...

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    Keith couldn't help but sweatdrop as Miror B. misinterpreted his taunt as an insult to his afro. "Not exactly what I was getting at..." Keith muttered. "But never mind that." With that, the battle resumed, and this time, things went very much in their favor- Hedwig, James, and Roxie's Weezing worked excellently together, and very quickly, all but Ferma's Ambipom had fallen, with James being responsible for two of the KOs. The Vileplume gave a reckless grin, reckless to match his newest move- the Double-Edge attack!

    Miror B. pouted as he withdrew his unconscious Ludicolo, but then told Folly and Trudly that they were going to go and get the Pokémon they stole from the Bullwinkles and get out of here and- wait, what?! Roxie was rightly outraged by this revelation, as was Keith- there was no way in hell he was about to let these crooks get away with stealing Pokémon, particularly Poison-type Pokémon! Miror B., Trudly, and Folly dashed away, and Roxie made to give chase. Keith was ready to go with her, when Ferma and Reath barred their path, each of them bringing out another Pokémon- Ferma send Yanmega back into the fray, whereas Reath brought out something Keith had never seen before. "Who's that Pokémon?" Keith muttered as he pulled out his Pokédex.

    "Galvantula, the EleSpider Pokémon, and the evolved form of Joltik," droned the device. "Galvantula trap and subdue their prey with electrically charged threads. Its special attack is Electroweb."

    "Bug and Electric, huh? Yeah, no surprise it gets Electroweb," Keith remarked. Roxie then turned to him, and with a heavy expression, suggested they split up- one of them stay and take on Ferma and Reath, and the other go after Miror B., Trudly, and Folly. She claimed to be powerful enough to take on any of those clowns, a statement Keith was not about to challenge- Roxie's reputation as a Poison-type trainer was well known, after all, so he in fact found himself rather inclined to agree with her assertion. This, however, did leave the question of what Keith would do- Roxie seemed to have no preference in this area, so whichever group Keith decided to take on, Roxie would go for the other.

    Keith barely had to think about it, however- he planned to chase down Miror B. and those others. When it came to speed, Hedwig was the fastest of the fast- in fact, had she not just proven this in battle? This, he believed, made her the ideal candidate to help him catch up to them and stop them in their tracks. Of course, he'd need to get past Ferma and Reath in the first place... A plan already formulating in his mind, Keith turned to face his Vileplume and Crobat, both of whom were awaiting their orders.

    Keith muttered to Roxie, "Alright, I'll go after Miror B. and those other guys. Here's my plan- have Weezing blanket the area with Smokescreen so I can make my escape. Hedwig," he added, turning to his Crobat. "Prepare to Fly," he stated, gesturing to his shoulder. Hedwig knew what this meant, and flapped over towards Keith, intent on gripping him by the shoulders so they could go after Miror B., Trudly, and Folly. Finally, Keith held out a Poké Ball. "James, return," Keith stated," calling back the Vileplume in an instant. And now, all he could do was wait for Weezing's Smokescreen, so he and Hedwig could take off, ideally without any interruptions, and chase down Miror B. from the air.


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    Seeing as how everything was clearly not going your way at all--Larxene getting hit with multiple statuses, Grass Pokemon attacking you from right and left with no plans on letting you counterattack, the Breloom shaking itself free of its own confusion and ready to attack, etc.--you decided the best course of action was to recall Larxene and get out of Dodge. You hurry as best you can, all the while finding your back pelted by Bullet Seeds until you were a satisfiable distance away from the hostile group, after which they all back down and let you escape. What was that all about anyway!? No, that didn't matter right now, your top priority was to take Larxene someplace where she could be healed, perhaps there was a Pokemon Center nearby... After about ten minutes on the trail, you come to a log cabin with various instruments on the roof. A huge eagle with a blue crest and blue wings is perched among the instruments and screeches upon noticing your presence. "Val, somebody out there?" you hear a woman's voice ask, to which the shiny Braviary squawks twice before lifting off and flying low to make a circle around your location. "Okay, just a minute!" You soon see the door open and a woman in her late 20s emerge dressed in what was likely a Ranger outfit. "Hello, stranger!" she greets you before whistling to the raptor in the sky, signalling him to come down since she could tell that circling he did made you feel a little uncomfortable. As Braviary flew in toward his trainer, she held out her arm for him to perch on. "I'm the ranger on duty at this station; you can call me Quinn, and this is my Braviary, Valor!" she says as Valor's talons grasp her arm and he folds his wings down before he stares at you checking you out; despite her figure, she seemed perfectly capable of supporting the 90 lb. bird's weight. "Now what brings you out here?"

    What will Shadow do?
    Shadow heaved as he felt the chipper ranger and her Braviary sized him up. He hadn't run anywhere in some time and felt thoroughly out of shape. Bits of his jacketed back still winced from where the Grass Pokemon attacked him in his retreat - but at least for now, he was safe. It didn't seem that they had followed him or that the phenomenon spread this far, and Quinn appeared prepared if nothing else. It was time to make his status report.

    "Hi, my name's Shadow. My Cacturne and I were visiting Magus Falls to see the sights when we were attacked by a massive crowd of hostile wild Grass Pokemon. We retreated fast as we could when she was hit by Petilil's Stun Spore," he explained hurriedly, presenting Quinn with the Thunder Ball in indication. "She's my strongest teammate on-hand, so we couldn't do anything; she needs prompt medical attention."

    "Also, I think there might be the likelihood of a wild Pokemon uprising... I swear, there were almost 50 of them, surrounding a group of bushes or something."
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    You had adventured in Astoria before, but back then you were young and was looking for a Chikorita, a Pokemon you now took with you to your second adventure here. As you touched down with your Togekiss, you and your Grass-types were ready to go exploring, with Iris and Lilac both getting a little too eager and taking a dip in the pool. At least the scenery was breathtaking; as you and your Pokemon walk around the lake, you could see so many fields of flowers surrounding it, you wonder if there was a flower out there that you were allergic to because you start sneezing for a bit, though Hoshiko does her best to fan the pollen away. After a while, you hadn't seen any Pokemon or humans yet, but you did see a grove of fruit trees and start to get hungry. Perhaps a little snack wouldn't hurt... You could see a few apples that were ripe to pick, so you grabbed a couple of them, giving one of them to each of your Pokemon, all of them accepting the gift, while you keep one for yourself. As you eat, you also see a Nanab Berry tree and decide you could use a variety of fruits for your snack, so you reach out for a banana when... you could swear the bunch you were reaching for just moved. But it wasn't just your imagination: every time you reached for that bunch, it would move somewhere else almost randomly. You try reaching for another bunch that wasn't going to move so much when it mysteriously disappears in front of your eyes! Well, this was starting to frustrate you, but you weren't going to give up! Reaching for another bunch, you're finally able to grab it... when your hand gets slurped up along with the bananas by what you felt like was a big mouth! As what was likely a tongue brushed across your fingers, your hand was quickly freed as your surprise causes you to lose your balance and fall to the ground as the Nanab Berry dropped close by. While lying there, you look up to find the first bunch of bananas you tried to grab was actually dangling from the neck of a Tropius now towering over your body, though it looked like it was scared of you; it was likely so busy eating that it didn't notice anyone around it. While it kept its distance, you noticed it slowly lowering its head, inching closer to the berry on the ground. It seemed its hunger was slightly more important to it than its fear of you...

    What will Jessica do?

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    As the group traveled beneath the beautiful branches and blossoms, Jess wondered if one amongst them was stealing her breath – quite literally. Stopping to inhale the sweetness, her sensitive sinuses began acting up as she sneezed repeatedly. Hoshiko tried to help fan the dust away, though some particles easily escaped through the stellar space. Jess smiled and thanked her anyway, then noticed a small grove of trees nearby which bore a bounty just ripe for pick. Her stomach responded eagerly, and she reached out for the fresh fruit, plucking the plumpest she could find as she handed one to each of her friends.

    As she bit into the red delicousness, her eye spotted another bough that dangled a different kind of produce, and decided to supplement her snack with another selection. However, as she stretched her hand towards the stem, it suddenly whisked out her reach as if by some unseen force. Surprised, she tried again for the tantalizing bunch, only to find no matter where she followed it seemed to consciously evade her every move. Pouting over sour grapes, she switched her attention to a less mobile bunch… Only to contact what could only be described as a large tongue running across her fingers. Shocked, she stumbled back, balance giving way as she fell flat on her back.

    Blinking, she stared up at the prehistoric being that towered over her, feeling as if she’d been transported back in time (or to Jurassic Park). It was clear now the bananas she was attempting to harvest earlier belonged to the startled Tropius, who was regarding the horizontal girl just as warily as she was. Despite its reservation though, hunger was apparently more pressing as it slowly lowered its neck towards where the crop landed, almost right beside her head. Jess held her lungs, remaining as still as possible even when the dino’s leaves brushed against her face.

    When it lifted with its prize, she gradually sat up while it was busy chewing the meal, marveling at its size and strength and simultaneous grace. Her three companions were just as awestruck, shying behind their trainer as they gazed up at their humongous, perhaps distant ancestor. Jess thought of something, and searched inside her bag for a single seed similar to the one Tropius was currently swallowing. She considered attempting to present it herself as a promise of peace, but worried she might frighten the creature more than she already had. Turning to her travel partners, Lilac and Iris looked away and hummed, pretending to inspect the foliage.

    Hoshi, however, stepped up boldly. Being of direct sauropod-origin herself, she deemed it only proper to greet her closest cousin. Receiving the gift, she tiptoed towards her long-lost relative, who grew even more enormous in comparison to the tiny green critter as the two approached in scale. Bravely extending her vine, she elevated the Nanab Berry straight up to Tropius’s height, making sure the morsel was within its visored sight. Lila and Iri covered their eyes, afraid the monstrous beast would simply snap Hoshiko up along with the offering. Jess trusted the Chikorita knew what she was doing, but was prepared to defend her pal if necessary.


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    The Divine Woodland


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    Having just escaped a huge horde of Grass Pokemon, you found yourself in the company of a Pokemon ranger and a shiny Braviary--whose names sound veeeeeery familiar to me--and you explain to them the situation. "Come on inside then," Quinn is quick to understand from what you can gather with the tone of her voice, she may have had experience with this, "I've got plenty of Parlyze Heal we can use to cure your Cacturne." Valor apparently knows the routine as he flies over to the wooden railing and perches there; from all the talon marks on the railing, you can tell he's perched there plenty of times as there was a window right there where he could watch what was going on inside the cabin.

    As you and Quinn step inside, you see one side of the main room is filled with all sorts of equipment, likely the necessary tools and computers for a ranger station. On the other side, there were two couches, nightstands in the corners, and a coffee table. A cursory glance out the window reveals, sure enough, that Valor was peering inside watching you... well, like a Braviary. Right next to you was a stack of three crates, and Quinn opens the top one, whisking out the needed spray bottle; so they have been through this before, and apparently quite often, that was the last bottle in that crate! "Here, use this, it'll cure Larxene in no time," the ranger says to you with a smile. So you bring her out and start spraying her; the confusion she received in the battle had long since worn off, so all you needed to worry about was the paralysis. "So, those Grass Pokemon are at it again? This is the fourth time this week! (and that's not counting the last two weeks) And anytime we try to put some sort of sign there to warn people to stay away they mob us! It's not like the signs would hurt anything, but hey, try telling that to a Grass-type. And they were really peaceful before, minded their own business. I was wondering what could have gotten into them, but something you said really got to me; you saw them 'surrounding a group of bushes', correct? Maybe they're protecting something... or someone. And that someone might be injured... I have to go check it out. When your Pokemon gets fully healed, would you be willing to go back and show me where they're guarding? I think we'll have a better chance fending off a group of Pokemon than just either of us on our own."

    What will Shadow do?


    Garden of Iris


    Rainbow Pool

    Lilbluecorsola -

    After a run-in with a Tropius who accidentally got a taste of you instead of some Nanab Berries, you stayed absolutely still as it inched closer and closer to you--even brushing past your face for a moment--fear still present in its eyes, though it seemed grateful you weren't going to come between it and its own snack. As soon as it grabbed the fallen berry, it lifted its head back up, once again causing your legs to tremble from the massive height of the sauropod as you slowly get back up, giving your Pokemon legs to hide behind. You then had the idea of giving Tropius a peace offering, namely your own Nanab Berry, but wasn't too keen on the idea of giving the food yourself seeing as you were the one who spooked Tropius in the first place. You look down at your Pokemon, but Lilac and Iris were busy "admiring the scenery", as it were. Fat lot of help they were! Ah, but Hoshiko is more courageous as she uses her vines to grab the fruit then trod over to the bigger Pokemon, extending her vines so the fruit was in sight. Lilac and Iris were worried that the monster's diet included more than just fruit while you stood by, ready to save your Chikorita from being on the menu if needed. However, there wasn't much to worry about as Tropius merely looked at the fruit, sniffed it a few times, then looked down at Hoshiko, not nearly as threatened by a Pokemon a third of its size. After a while, it finally smiles and gives a soft coo to Hoshiko, then gently bites into the fruit, being careful to avoid Hoshiko's vines. Some of the soft berry gushes out onto her vines in the process while the larger creature finishes the rest of the berry, and Tropius is happy to clean up after itself, licking the mush off of the vines before Hoshiko draws them back in, giving the tips a good cleaning of her own before they fully disappeared into her body. Tropius then leaned back in and was about to lower its head to her level before-

    "Oh my GODS!! A TROPIUS!! I hope that's not yours, lady, because I want to catch it! Such a rare Pokemon!" Spooked once again, this time Tropius shies away and runs into the forest. "What? No, don't go, my prize!" You turn to see a rotund man in his thirties with square glasses and overalls. "Oh well, it won't get away from Linus the Collector for long!" He then sees you and your Pokemon blocking his path. "Wha- you dare to get between me and a rare Pokemon!? No... don't tell me... that was a wild Tropius, and you wanted it for yourself! And you were luring it in with food, oh, that was too close! Had I come later, you would've had it for sure! Well, I'm not about to put up with any competition, so I'll beat you in battle and keep you from catching Tropius! Go, Glaceon!" A blue cat, one of the Eeveelutions, leaps out and meows, giving its battle cry. You weren't sure what could've caused this guy to come up with such delusions, but he sure seemed serious about battling you...

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    With Miror B. splitting up his forces, you and Roxie would need to follow suit, and you wanted the pleasure of messing up that big ol' afro yourself. "Okay then, I'm counting on you, Keith! Weezing, Smokescreen, make it cover the whole area!" As directed, the gasbag lets loose a blanket of smoke from its pores causing Reath, Ferma, and their Pokemon to cough, though you could hear Reath blurt out an order. "Quick, Galvantula, use Electroweb! Don't let them get away!" All of a sudden you see a yellow net shoot out straight at Hedwig just as she was about to take off when a certain purple ball of gas floats right in front of it at the last second to take the hit; that would have been a critical hit on your Crobat if it hit her! As the webbing's electricity travels through Roxie's Weezing, you can't help but have concern for the other Poison-type when Roxie's voice cuts in: "Don't worry about us, just go! We can handle it!" Quick as a flash, your Crobat takes to the air as soon as she was ordered by you, and you were already above the cloud when Ferma's Yanmega blew all the smoke away. By then, you had made a clean getaway, too far away for the dragonfly to pursue you, and you already had Miror B. and his other two cronies in your sights. Folly happens to look behind him and notices you and Hedwig swooping in. "Boss!" he shouts, and all three turn to face you. "****, you've already gotten past my girls?" Miror B. curses. "Well, at least there's only one of you now. Boys, it's time to let the music play! Ludicolo, come out dancin'!" A third Ludicolo is brought out while Folly and Trudly throw out Pokeballs, one of them unleashing an Exploud who forces you to cover your ears just with its battle cry and the other letting out a familiar, mummy-like Pokemon with one eye, so you would know this Dusclops can take some punishment and put some Pressure on your Pokemon to use up more energy than usual should you attack it.

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    Missingno. Master

    With Miror B. splitting up his forces, you and Roxie would need to follow suit, and you wanted the pleasure of messing up that big ol' afro yourself. "Okay then, I'm counting on you, Keith! Weezing, Smokescreen, make it cover the whole area!" As directed, the gasbag lets loose a blanket of smoke from its pores causing Reath, Ferma, and their Pokemon to cough, though you could hear Reath blurt out an order. "Quick, Galvantula, use Electroweb! Don't let them get away!" All of a sudden you see a yellow net shoot out straight at Hedwig just as she was about to take off when a certain purple ball of gas floats right in front of it at the last second to take the hit; that would have been a critical hit on your Crobat if it hit her! As the webbing's electricity travels through Roxie's Weezing, you can't help but have concern for the other Poison-type when Roxie's voice cuts in: "Don't worry about us, just go! We can handle it!" Quick as a flash, your Crobat takes to the air as soon as she was ordered by you, and you were already above the cloud when Ferma's Yanmega blew all the smoke away. By then, you had made a clean getaway, too far away for the dragonfly to pursue you, and you already had Miror B. and his other two cronies in your sights. Folly happens to look behind him and notices you and Hedwig swooping in. "Boss!" he shouts, and all three turn to face you. "****, you've already gotten past my girls?" Miror B. curses. "Well, at least there's only one of you now. Boys, it's time to let the music play! Ludicolo, come out dancin'!" A third Ludicolo is brought out while Folly and Trudly throw out Pokeballs, one of them unleashing an Exploud who forces you to cover your ears just with its battle cry and the other letting out a familiar, mummy-like Pokemon with one eye, so you would know this Dusclops can take some punishment and put some Pressure on your Pokemon to use up more energy than usual should you attack it.

    What will Keith do?

    Roxie gave the order, and her Weezing unleashed a Smokescreen attack,covering the entire area. However, even through the smoke, Reath was able to choke out an order to Galvantula- she called for an Electroweb. And before Keith could react, he could see a yellow net headed straight for Hedwig! "Hedwig, use-" Keith began, but before his mouth could even begin to form the words "Air Slash", Roxie's Weezing floated in and took the hit! Though Keith couldn't help but feel concern for Weezing, Roxie urged him to just go, and to not worry about them. Keith nodded. "Got it. Just leave it to us! Hedwig, Fly!"

    "Cro!" exclaimed Hedwig, who was only too glad to comply with the order. Gripping her Trainer's shoulders, she took off with great speed, making full use of all four of her wings. Below, Ferma's Yanmega was already blowing the smoke away, but by then, the Poison-type Trainer and his Crobat were already too far away for the Bug/Flying-type to pursue them. Keith grinned as they closed in on Miror B. and his other cronies, but Folly alerted the others to their arrival. Miror B. swore at this sight, but seemed content with the knowledge that now there was only Keith to contend with. "Heh," Keith chuckled. "You say that like it's going to make things any easier on you." And then, each of them produced a Poké Ball and threw it- and Miror B.'s contained YET ANOTHER Ludicolo. "Good Arceus, how many of those things do you have?" Keith muttered in exasperation.

    Trudly and Folly also brought out Pokémon of their own- one was a Dusclops, a species of Pokémon Keith was familiar with, as he owned one himself, but the other was not a familiar sight. It was large and blue, with several pipe-like protrusions on top of its head, and it had a huge mouth. Whatever it was, its battle cry forced Keith to cover his ears- that s*** was LOUD! "Gah!" Keith exclaimed, holding out his Pokédex. "What is that?!"

    "Exploud, the Loud Noise Pokémon, and the evolved form of Loudred," droned the device. "Exploud takes in air through the ports on its body in order to bellow loudly. Its bellowing is extremely loud, and has been known to trigger earthquakes."

    "Mm-hmm," nodded Keith. "OK, Hedwig, ready to roll?" he asked his Crobat.

    "Cro! Bat!" nodded Hedwig as she flapped forward.

    However, Keith wasn't about to leave it at that- only one against three? Hedwig was good, but not that good! He threw another Poké Ball into the air. "Go, James!" he exclaimed, sending his Vileplume back out. But no, that still wasn't going to even the odds enough, was it? Nagini and Hebenon had fainted, and Gemini was still back at the house... which only left Keith with one more Pokémon to even the tides... But no, no, he couldn't. Lily was too low in level, he couldn't risk it, not against these guys, especially considering how they had been able to defeat Hebenon and Nagini, both of whom were of a significantly higher level.

    "Vilepluuuuume!" James exclaimed in as menacing a voice as he could muster, taking a step forward and glaring at the Pokémon thieves. This snapped Keith out of his thoughts regarding Lily and reminded him to focus on the battle at hand.

    "OK," Keith sighed, just before a much more determined look came over him. "Let's do this! Alright, James, let's start things with a Teeter Dance, then blast them with Sludge Wave! Hedwig, Fly to evade the Teeter Dance before attacking Ludicolo, then use your Dark Pulse on Dusclops!"

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    Garden of Iris


    Rainbow Pool

    Lilbluecorsola -

    After a run-in with a Tropius who accidentally got a taste of you instead of some Nanab Berries, you stayed absolutely still as it inched closer and closer to you--even brushing past your face for a moment--fear still present in its eyes, though it seemed grateful you weren't going to come between it and its own snack. As soon as it grabbed the fallen berry, it lifted its head back up, once again causing your legs to tremble from the massive height of the sauropod as you slowly get back up, giving your Pokemon legs to hide behind. You then had the idea of giving Tropius a peace offering, namely your own Nanab Berry, but wasn't too keen on the idea of giving the food yourself seeing as you were the one who spooked Tropius in the first place. You look down at your Pokemon, but Lilac and Iris were busy "admiring the scenery", as it were. Fat lot of help they were! Ah, but Hoshiko is more courageous as she uses her vines to grab the fruit then trod over to the bigger Pokemon, extending her vines so the fruit was in sight. Lilac and Iris were worried that the monster's diet included more than just fruit while you stood by, ready to save your Chikorita from being on the menu if needed. However, there wasn't much to worry about as Tropius merely looked at the fruit, sniffed it a few times, then looked down at Hoshiko, not nearly as threatened by a Pokemon a third of its size. After a while, it finally smiles and gives a soft coo to Hoshiko, then gently bites into the fruit, being careful to avoid Hoshiko's vines. Some of the soft berry gushes out onto her vines in the process while the larger creature finishes the rest of the berry, and Tropius is happy to clean up after itself, licking the mush off of the vines before Hoshiko draws them back in, giving the tips a good cleaning of her own before they fully disappeared into her body. Tropius then leaned back in and was about to lower its head to her level before-

    "Oh my GODS!! A TROPIUS!! I hope that's not yours, lady, because I want to catch it! Such a rare Pokemon!" Spooked once again, this time Tropius shies away and runs into the forest. "What? No, don't go, my prize!" You turn to see a rotund man in his thirties with square glasses and overalls. "Oh well, it won't get away from Linus the Collector for long!" He then sees you and your Pokemon blocking his path. "Wha- you dare to get between me and a rare Pokemon!? No... don't tell me... that was a wild Tropius, and you wanted it for yourself! And you were luring it in with food, oh, that was too close! Had I come later, you would've had it for sure! Well, I'm not about to put up with any competition, so I'll beat you in battle and keep you from catching Tropius! Go, Glaceon!" A blue cat, one of the Eeveelutions, leaps out and meows, giving its battle cry. You weren't sure what could've caused this guy to come up with such delusions, but he sure seemed serious about battling you...

    What will Jessica do?

    Jess relinquished her breath when she saw Tropius graciously accept the gift – without demanding a second sacrifice. She wondered if she should be watching the scene though as the two shared the forbidden fruit, licking its juice lovingly… Iris and Lilac whispered something behind her back, giggling like giddy schoolgirls. They gasped scandalously as the large dino lowered its head towards Hoshiko’s leaf…

    A shout suddenly pierced the peace, and sent their new friend fleeing into the forest. A round bespectacled man appeared and shook his fist at the missed opportunity, before beginning to babble that Jess must have been trying to beat him to his prize. He sent out a frosty feline, clearly intent on contending for the chance to capture such a rare Pokémon. The girl frowned. She didn’t wish to fight, but she wasn’t sure reason would work with this guy.

    “I won’t stop you from catching it if you really want it, but if you insist on battling…”

    She turned to Hoshi, who nodded.

    “If he attacks, be ready to respond with FLASH, followed by MUD-SLAP. If that doesn’t discourage it, try an ENERGY BALL.”


    ~*~
    epona, epona, soba ni oide,
    futari de ireba, kanashiku nanka nai
    dakara, epona, koko ni ite
    watashi no uta wo kiiteite ne



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