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The small bird poked his head wearily out of the backpack he was nestled up in and turned his attention to the ocean where he looked out upon the glimmering ocean and "Chirpped!" his approval to Tyler.
"Gosh, I'm hungry after that long boat ride. I wonder what we can eat?"
The two stared out on the sea as Tyler's eyes opened wide as Jordan hopped back at looked at his trainer with a puzzled look.
With one sniff of the nostril, Tyler joyously screamed out "Iceeeee Creeammm!!!" and ran off in the opposite direction.
Jordan quickly flew after his very odd trainer. The two stopped at the stand as Tyler said "Give me two of your finest scoops of chocolate!". Jordan knew, this was going to be a long day.
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According to the attendant, Joshua would be able to capture a Pokémon in the park. He grinned at Aegis. "About time I actually caught a Pokémon the legit way, rather than just adopting babies and bonding with Hoothoots. But hey, this day's about you and me, Aegis."
"Squirtle squirt!" It was the Squirtle's first time in the field, and at only level 7, he didn't have much in the way of power. But he had to learn some time, right? Besides, this was a standard seafront theme park - what could possibly go wrong?
“FREE THE WAILORDS FROM SLAVERY! YOU THINK SHAMU ENJOYS DOING TRICKS ALL DAY? HE REALLY DOESN'T!”
Team Aqua? Those guys were still around? Joshua thought they'd been disbanded some time ago, after the events in Hoenn revolving around Kyogre and Groudon. Hadn't they been stopped by some kid named Brendan? Joshua gave a sigh. There was a certain point about the Wailords being kept in captivity, but they were treated fairly, and were really just trained as your average Pokémon. How were Team Aqua any better with the Pokémon they used? Such hypocrisy. Still, no reason to let them spoil his day with his Squirtle.
"Well, the big show with Shamu isn't for another hour, so we've got time for a couple of rides. I really want to try and see if we can find a new buddy, but the Kyogre-Koaster sounds awesome..." He sighed. What do you think little buddy?" Joshua unfurled his guidemap in front of Aegis, who pointed at the Manta Pool. Understandable, since it would give him a chance to swim. Joshua shrugged. "Sounds like a plan, then we can check out that rollercoaster before seeing Shamu! I have the distinct feeling that Team Aqua's little protest won't stop at the gates, but, eh. Let's be carefree, I'm sure other people can handle it. To the Manta Pool!" Joshua put away his map, swung Aegis onto his shoulder, and traipsed off to the left, towards the Manta Pool.
He handed the rope to Olli and quickly started to take off his shoes, jeans and shirt, "Olli I need you to be prepared to help me out if everything goes as planned. I'm going to try and lure the Carvahna near here, use Taunt to gain its attention when it is close enough, then use Leer and try to keep it occupied only while I help Shell," he then turned to the girl, "I need your help as well if you can pull the rope to help the Squirtle if he needs it." "I'm going to need to tell Shell to use Rock Smash on the rock pinning down the Numel once I get close enough. Hopefully I won't become Carvanha food..." he thought as he raced as quickly as possible to get the Carvanha's attention.
It's like you read my mind Balmund. I was thinking of having one of my future Pokemon speak only Japanese (like an Oshawott saying "Miju" instead of "Osha" or something). I still might do that though.
Chad and Cyndaquil stood frozen in their position looking up at the massive Pokemon that filled in the doorway to the lodge. He hoped to hear a simple "Quag" or something similar to show he was being acknowledged. After what seemed like a lifetime of staring, Chad began to get more nervous.
Then from behind the Quagsire, "Pedro? Who's there?" an old man spoke. Chad felt relief instantly. Pedro turned and began to move aside slowly as one would expect such a giant Pokemon to move. Chad could see an elderly gentleman step forward, also pretty slowly.
"My, my...aren't you a young one?" the old man said as he sized up Chad and Cyndaquil. "Come on in, lad, you must be tired. You'll have to excuse this big, useless oaf here," Chad looked at Pedro. "I assure you he's mostly harmless, and dim-witted as a Slowpoke, he is. My wife says he only understands Spanish, so we started calling 'im Pedro." Chad turned back to the elderly man. "I say his problem is just that he's barely smarter than a rock," he said chuckling.
"Spanish, huh?" Chad asked surprised. "He's got one up on me. I know very little Spanish."
"Now please take a seat," he continued, "your room will be ready in a few minutes and dinner should be done in a couple hours. I don't think you would have a problem introducing yourself? What brings you all the way over here, son?"
"Thank you very much sir," Chad replied graciously. He sat in the chair and immediately felt comfort. "It feels great to be off my feet." Cyndaquil hopped up on his lap. "You see, my parents told me a lot about Crater Lake when they visited many years ago. I just had to see it for myself, so here I am." Chad started to pet Cyndaquil's head. "I have to say, from what I could see, it's beautiful up here." Cyndaquil squeaked happily. "I'm grateful for the room, and tomorrow I'd like to explore the lake and see the different Pokemon that live here. My name is Chad, and this is my Cyndaquil." Chad extended his hand to the elderly man. "Oh yes, and if I can help you and your wife out with dinner, I would be happy to. It's the least I could do. I'd also be interested to hear any stories you have about the area over dinner."
That's my cap filled at 10. Sorry to anyone who missed out, and welcome aboard Rotom and Balmund!
Raine’s Wildlife Park
Pengyzu: Slightly worried you might have updated yourself with the whole ‘Wave Pool’, be careful about describing things which I haven’t already mentioned. The dialogue with Raine doesn’t really bother me at all, but you’ll find the best RPers fluff up their posts by describing their surroundings, feeling and interactions with their own Pokémon.
Happy to take part in the show, even if you were just behind the scenes, you gladly take Raine up on his offer snagging the Dive Ball. You decide to spend some time by the pool, stripping down to your swimwear and leaping right in. Kara nervously hovers over the water’s edge, timidly testing the water with her paw. Before she can make her mind up she slips and falls straight in! Luckily the water is fairly shallow throughout, down the deepest end which hosted three small waterslides. You look in awe at the pool littered with young swimmers, what a perfect spot to get Keiko used to human interaction! A flick of your wrist and the Dive Ball hurtles into the deeper end of the pool, Keiko bobbing on the surface like a beach ball. The baby whale looks around for its mother, nervously rowing toward you as you call it by name. It takes some coaxing to get him to trust you, but he’s still not sure about the other kids.
“Hey, neat Pokémon! I’ve got two Pokémon too, fancy duking it out?” with that a youngster sporting a Psyduck inner-tube throws two Pokéballs in the air, cracking open in unison on the shallow surface. To the left, a Meinfoo rolls out of its Pokéball with a rolling kick, splashing into the water in a kung-fu stance. To the right, Wingull emerges from the water taking flight above of the shallow pool and squawking ardently. Looks like this was the type of easy battle you were looking for to break in the performing Wailmer. What will you do?
Son of Shadows: Just a note: whilst I’ve set up some potential captures, try and play along rather than going in guns a’ blazing attacking the park’s Pokémon :P
Whilst Team Aqua’s presence at the family park sends alarm bells ringing in your head, you decide to ignore their ‘peaceful’ protest and make your way to one of the wildlife exhibits. The big show starts in an hour so you had no time to waste! You wander off the mainstreet and toward the west wing of the park, and after a quick stroll you find yourself outside of a large enclosure coloured with painted with bubbles and Mantine. The queue for this attraction goes fairly quickly as you pass through the gates. Just ahead is a makeshift ocean edged by beachy sand and a few sharp rocks. A Mantine speeds past the bay, waves of white foam soaking yourself and Aegis – the turtle snapping in content. You spot several youngsters riding on the back of Mantyke supervised by the park trainers, with teens such as yourself sailing with the larger and faster schools of Mantine who seemed to enjoy the attention. It looked as though there was a wait if Aegis wanted to ride a Mantyke, whilst there were one or two Mantine circling the pool free to ride. Before you can make a choice you spot something shudder loose from the sandy seabed – it was a Stunfisk! The muddy electric ray slides towards one of the trainers for its lunch; it was the perfect size for you or Aegis to ride. What will you do?
Dark Searchman: With the battle underway you find yourself struggling to leave any lasting damage with the Exeggutor a difficult matchup for a juvenile psychic type. Ralts had managed to wreak confusion on the towering palm tree, but it would take more than luck to win this battle. You block out the circle of spectators – focusing on the skirmish ahead as you shoot off a more offensive chain of orders. Having barely evaded being squashed, the Ralt’s mindset quickly switches to an offensive red. With Exeggutor still stumbling on one foot in its stupor, the small Psychic decides to up the temperature a few degrees, spitting out a burst of flames around the foe’s feet. The palm tree shrieks in pain as the attack Incinerates up its body. The flames quickly subside leaving it looking slightly charged, each coconut sporting a nasty grimace. Exeggutor is quick on the rebuttal as it spits out a flurry of Seed Bombs, one of the stronger attacks in its arsenal that sends Ralts flying. The emotion Pokémon hops back to its feet, Growling in hopes of scaring its foe. This works about as well as it did last time, as the palm tree Stomps the Pokémon into the sand managing to pin her down. Whilst still in the green, Ralts is unable to budge under the weight of Exeggutor’s foot... What will you do?
Trainer Andy: Whilst you’d effectively managed to unlatch the playful Corphish, it hadn’t come without a toll as the lobster sets his sights on Sheldon. With bubble splashes all over the snapping turtle’s face, he shake his head angrily and starts pawing the sand again. Luckily he had help on his side - Rage was written all over your face, and evidently your backside. Shooting off a set of orders you watch with a sense of satisfaction as Turtwig swings into action. The grass type starts out on the defensive with a Withdraw - tucking his limbs into the sturdy carapace. Corphish hardily scuttles forward, raising one claw as he attempts to lock the turtle in another ViceGrip, however Sheldons earthy hide protects him from damage. With the crab in point-blank range Sheldon switches to the offensive, leaping out of his shell and butting Corphish with another Tackle. The attack sends the crustacean tumbling back, but it’s as stubborn as he is mischievous as it darts in for another ViceGrip. This time he manages to pinch the turtle on the snout, Sheldon’s eyes welling up trapped in the crustacean’s clamp. What will you do?
Rotom310: New to Whale Island’s capital city and raring for adventure, you find yourself in the lobby of a highroller hotel – nestled in the centre of the big city’s financial district. Salazar wraps around your neck like a boa scarf, hissing contently in the tropical atmosphere. Ready as you’ll ever be you push through a set of revolving doors, the tranquil lobby music quickly substituted by the racket of a bustling city! Yellow cabs speed past, carelessly spraying puddles at your feet – everyone had somewhere to be with the local commuters chaotically shoving past. Wingull swoop overhead, perching on skyscraper ledges whilst a pack of Poochyena scamper down the street with the catch of the day. It was rush hour and there was no end to the goings-on of the big city. You trip back, edging towards the hotel steps with no clear sense of direction. The bellhop dashes to your attention, you must’ve stuck out like a sore thumb amongst the business folk hurrying down the busy main street.
“Y’know, there are two ways to get around here. The Open-top Bus is a carefree way to see the sights from above, whilst the Subway will get you from A to B in no time. Just be wary of the underground battling circuit and any electric types that live under there...” Caught between two modes of transport, what will you do?
Celebii: Perhaps you were too noisy on your entry or maybe you’d just come at a bad time, but regardless a flock of Zubat and Golbat were haphazardly swooping past your head leaving you a little ruffled. One decides to hang on though, leaving you with some trouble if you wanted to venture further into the dark tunnel. Despite holding a large evolutionary advantage, you decide to pit Aron against the bat – his typing trumping Golbat’s in every possible way. You volley a set of orders toward the metal creature who springs into action, albeit disorientated slightly by the screeching. Making use of its impressive speed, Golbat is first up as it swoops down and tries Biting down hard on Aron. You can only watch in triumph as the rodent flutters rearward in pain – no doubt chipping a fang on the Pokémon’s diamond-hard carapace. Aron grins as he paws against the ground with one foot, his body flickering up as he runs into a Flame Charge. Whilst doing so the pitch-black cave lights up, giving you enough time to spot several unburnt torches loosely fastened to the walls. You’d have to remember to pick one up after the battle. Leaping through the air in a gulf of flames, Aron makes his mark, smacking Golbat back for another nice hit. The bat is anxious to retaliate, instead sending a Supersonic echo down the cave. Aron tries tackling the source of the noise Head on, only managing to waywardly butt into some nearby Rocks in his stupor. What will you do?
Balmund: With two lovebirds among your motley crew you find yourself attracted to the paradise known as Kakatua – a hotspot for lovers around these parts. Nestled in the cliffs of a large forest opening, the warm lagoon offers the perfect amount of privacy. That would be, if you weren’t tagging along in plain sight. This doesn’t matter too much though as Sothe and Orcharist quickly regress to fighting, the Sceptile thumping his chest to instill dominance whilst Seviper retaliates with a glare that could stun a full-grown Tauros. Some things never change, and before you can split the pair up a loud caw breaks through the air. Suddenly you spot a pair of Flygon swoop overhead, twirling over the treetops as they dip over the cliffs and out of sight. You can’t help but wonder if love was contagious around these parts but as quickly as the Flygon were gone your ears prick up to the sound of a banjo. You spot a kayak creeping out from the trees. There was a bearded man with shaggy hair, his eyes concealed by circular shades as he strums nonchalantly on his instrument. Just behind was a pretty woman blowing the flute with pink flowers in her hair. At the rear of the boat was a large man who looked somewhat like a personified Snorlax, cheerily drumming a pair of bongos. All three were dressed in tie-die tunics.
♫ Don’t fall in love with the travelling girl,
She’ll leave you broken- broken hearted ♫
“Hey river people!” the hippie exclaims, “We’re travelling nomads. For the right amount of coins we’ll play you the song about the legend of Kakatua Lagoon~” Odd, but maybe there was more to the carefree bunch than met the eye. What will you do?
The Ghostly Galleon
UNowenwasme?: “Mana!” The Pokémon chirps, showering half a dozen apple-sized Energy Balls into the clear water. You watch as some of the bubbles splash against the oblivious school of Magikarp, flaring in a pretty show of green fireworks on impact. Eager to participate, you hold out your hand as Manaphy starts pitching some of the balls your way – allowing you scarce time to volley them downwards. It’s not long before you get the hang of this game, managing to hit a few Barboach who sneer grumpily in return. Whilst you’re not quite a natural as the seafaring Pokémon, you find yourself having fun all the same. Time starts to fly by, and you’re too busy playing the unusual sport to notice dark clouds peaking up the night’s sky. Gene’s surveillance heightens as he picks up on the change in weather – odd drips of rain drumming against his metal hide. It takes a loud clap of thunder to get your attention, the noise throwing off Manaphy’s aim and causing the fish to scuttle away in panic. It looked like a good time to swim back to shore, but the waves start to pick up in size, casting you out further out. With a flash of lightning Manaphy clings to your side in fear.
This is more than enough to spur Gene into action, the robotic Pokémon hovering toward you at maximum speed. The waves quickly become treacherous, crashing violently and pulling you under. You can’t help wondering if this was triggered by nearby seismic activity, but survival quickly becomes the only thing on your mind as you find yourself caught in a massive tidal wave! Manaphy is much lighter, jetting up to the arc of the wave. You reach out to grab it but the wave quickly collapses on itself, bubbles streaming from your mouth as you start to lose consciousness. The last thing you see amongst the pitch black water is sea angel – fading away into the distance as you rapidly sink downward. Barely conscious, you feel Metang’s cold arms rub against your back as he catches you in his arms – lugging you onto his body as he rises back to the surface...
... Your eyes narrowly peak open, the sun causing you to squint and cover your face. There was no telling how long you’d been out for, but your lips were cracked and your throat incredibly parched. Gene acknowledges you, sensing a change in your neuropatterns, but you were more concerned about Manaphy. It was nowhere to be seen, surely it would’ve helped protect you... thoughts are quickly drawn back to survival; there was no coastline in any direction, just gentle waves and a small black dot on the horizon. You must’ve been cast far further offshore than you expected. The black dot draws closer and you’re quickly able to make out that it’s an old wood vessel. Any speculation as to what kind of vessel is quickly cleared as you spot a Duskull Cross & Bones on its mast and a striking Jynx carved into its bow. It was the Ghostly Galleon! The ship unfurrows its black sails as it parks a good eyes distance from you. Before you can get a good look at anyone on board, you here a hardy bellow emanating from the main deck.
“An enemy boat be sailing on our port bow! Fire da cannonballs!” As quickly as the voice cuts off you spot a platoon of cannons roll down the deck, the band of pirates loading them up with Voltorb! What will you do?
Itzatrap: With time running out you take charge and hatch a plan of action. You hastily dress down to your shorts ready to go in there and rescue the camel Pokémon yourself – leaving Chimchar in charge of the diversion and the redhead in charge of the rescuing.“I can do you one better than that, Torkoal go!” the adolescent chucks a Pokéball into the air, midway revealing a fiery tortoise Pokémon that plods onto the rocky water bank with a thick of smoke. The teen then fastens the rope around the tortoise’s neck, signalling you to go with a reassuring thumbs up. Nodding in return, you nervously hold your last breath and nosedive into the pool. With a splash you’re quickly submerged in the surprisingly warm water, bubbles running from your nose as you get a lock on the three Pokémon. Carvahna quickly clocks onto your presence too, you’d make a tastier meal than the sea turtle would, that’s for sure. As it shoots up new face catches its eye, a simian Pokémon pulling funny faces and Taunting the piranha to come and get him.
It becomes clear the fish’s ego is far bigger than its appetite as it quickly switches direction, leaving yourself, Shell and the Numel free from interruption. With time running short you quickly hand signal you want Shell to Smash the Rock. The snapping turtle nods as he tucks his arms in, lowing his head and swimming toward the boulder at breakneck pace. The rock breaks away in a thick of dust, the comatose Numel now drifting free. Squirtle anchors himself around the baby camel, allowing you to speed to the surface gasping for air. The redheaded girl quickly orders her Torkoal to pull - the fire-type puffing smoke as he marches away from the pond. Sighing with relief, you turn your head only to discover this dilemma was far from finished – Chimchar spinning around frantically with Carvahna latched onto his skull. The girl rushes to Numel as soon as it reaches the surface, “You help out your Chimchar, and I’ll take care of resuscitating Numel!”
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Andy winced as he saw the crustacean clamp it's pincers into Sheldon's snout, listening to his Pokemon's cry of pain. This Corphish was really pushing his luck now.
"Right, that does it!" Andy shouted, springing to his feet, ignoring the pain still throbbing in his behind.
He balled his hands into fists and locked onto the Corphish with a steely glare, fighting the urge to rush in and start attacking the opponent Pokemon himself.
"I don't know what your problem is, attacking people who just came here to rest and relax." Andy found that he surprised himself with the rage bubbling in his voice, "I could have forgiven you for pinching me, but hurting Sheldon is just crossing the line!"
Andy dug his fingernails into his palms and kicked at the sand in frustration.
"That's it..." Andy thought to himself suddenly, "the sand!"
With the natural electrical current running through it, Andy desperately hoped it would have some kind of effect on the Water-type Pokemon.
"Sheldon, Withdraw and pull Corphish's pincer into your shell so it can't escape, then use Earth Power!"
(Gotcha, I'll avoid the Leeroy Jenkins approach... For now...)
"Well, here we are, amigo. Ready to swim with the big boys?"
"Squirtle squirt!" chirped Aegis, as the first wave of white foam cascaded over them, drenching the pair. Joshua spat a jet of water, and took off his hoodie to wring it out.
"Brilliant," he said, as the Squirtle began to chuckle at him from the ground beside him. He was almost tempted to kick the turtle Pokémon over. Almost. Joshua surveyed the bay, trying to see what the two could do. They could swim with the Mantyke, who seemed popular with the kids, or the Mantine who seemed more suited to people Joshua's age. Aegis was looking at the Mantyke, but with the queue... "No, I think we'd better give the Mantyke a miss. Sorry buddy, but we're on a schedule. Ooh, hello, now what's THAT?" asked Joshua, as perhaps the derpiest Pokémon he'd ever seen began to move about on the seabed. He recognised it as a Stunfisk, a Pokémon with a unique Ground and Electric typing... And small enough that it could compare with a Mantyke. Joshua grinned, getting an idea.
"Let's ride the Stunfisk Aegis, but be careful! It's an Electric type, so it could easily give you a shock... Still, it seems pretty docile, so I don't see why it would."
"Why I think I would give you more than just coins if you'd all sing for us, brother!" Balmund replied with a smile. "Please do, and while were at it I might as well share some snacks, eh?" he wrapped up. Chris had already slithered by his side, anxiously awaiting the private event, while Sothe only stayed a few steps back, raising an sceptical eyebrow in anticipation. Balmund was sure whatever they did, it surely was gonna be full of gas, baby!
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Gene was absentmindedly drawing on the sand. It was drawing using one point of it's claw. *Never thought I'd have the time to do something like this.* It was drawing Jayce's face with as much detail possible. Gene had a photographic memory so it was easy enough to see the details of his face, another thing to draw it. The lines of his face were starting to look more like Jayce and Gene was content. Of course at the same time it was watching Jayce play. It went on for a long time. Gene noticed the weather change and heightened his surveillance paying attention to only Jayce. Jayce didn't seem to notice the dark clouds until a loud clap of thunder snapped him out of it. Gene noticed the waves were also getting treacherous and it decided that this was enough to warrant going out and retrieving Jayce. Jayce was trying but Gene knew that it was impossible for him to make it back alone. Then gene saw the tidal wave. It hurried as fast as it could but not fast enough to save Jayce from being pushed underneath it and sinking. Gene didn't care if it would rust, it went under the water and grabbed Jayce then hurried back up to the surface. It couldn't see land anywhere and it noticed that the sun was beginning to rise.
Jayce had no idea how long he'd been out for. His throat was parched and his lips were cracked. It was extremely hard to open his eyes. Gene acknowledged that Jayce was awake and made a metallic sound, but Jayce understood it. (You're awake.) Jayce had just realized that he was sitting upon Gene. "Yes I am... Wait a minute you said something to me...I feel like I should be more shocked but...wait where's Manaphy?" He looked around and Manaphy was not in the water. *Why couldn't Manaphy help me out of the water? I almost drowned...I'm glad Gene was watching us...* Then he realized he was in the middle of a body of water. He looked around and saw no shorelines anywhere. The waves had calmed down but he did notice a black dot in the distance. He realized how far out he must be if he couldn't see any shorelines. He began to wonder what the black dot was when he saw that it was bigger than before. As it approached he realized it was a wooden ship and then realized it was much more than just a wooden ship. The Duskull Cross & Bones, and the Jynx on it's bow. He knew what it was. The Ghostly Galleon...In the middle of the day? He thought it was a legend that appeared at night. Either way the sails came down and before Jayce could see anyone on the ship. He heard someone yell out, "An enemy boat be sailing on our port bow! Fire da cannonballs!” Jayce knew it must be him and Gene and saw the cannons roll along. He came up with a plan on the spot fast. "Alright Gene, create a Light Screen because if anything explodes we don't want to be hit by the explosion. Then fly towards the ship and fire off a shadow ball to the left of the ship to distract them. If there's a way in to the ship take it. If not fire off a shadow ball on the right side and look for a way in on the left. If again you don't see anything let's try and make our way in with a Take Down. Remember there's something special about this ship so be careful." Gene was surprised. In the face of a crisis Jayce did not falter. Jayce grabbed on to Gene's front horn. *This might be a wild ride...*
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This is bad, Hyrem thought. Growl's not doing anything, and if we use Confusion... maybe we can get lucky and confuse the eggheads again, but I can't expect that to work twice. Then he realized... they can make Exeggutor really regret using Stomp! It was somewhat of a risk, and there was no telling how much energy Ralts had left for it, but they really had no other option.
"Ralts, use Incinerate right on Exeggutor's foot! Then get back up and use Confusion to try to mess with their heads again! Once that's done, jump up and use Incinerate right in their faces! Just hang in there, Ralts, and we can beat it!"
He cannonballs into the pool teeming with little youngsters. The dive causes some water to splash out of the pool as the force forms waves around the impact site.
"Come on in buddy! The water is fine!"
The shivering Ralts leans down to test the water with his paw. As he leans however, he clumsily slips and falls right in.
"That's so cute! Haha! Hmm... it would seem unfair for my other Pokemon to be left out."
He takes out two of the Pokeballs inside his waterproof pouch, one of which is a Dive Ball. He tosses these upwards as a bright red lightning bolt pops out of them. Rey catches the two balls and smiles at the newcomers. Wailmer bobs out of the water near the deep end, while Bagon appears playing around in the water. The Wailmer looks really worried and seems to be in distress. He looks for his mother frantically, leaving Rey and Kara concerned.
"Keiko! Over here!"
The Wailmer rushes over to the boy with a look of hope.
"Hey there. Please stay calm. I was assigned by Mr. Raine to take care of you and shape you up for tonight's show. Your mom is okay, and so are you. I'll take care of you okay? I just want you to have a good time!"
The Wailmer nods, still having doubts, but eventually warms up to the idea and cuddles Rey. The four play around in the water for some time. Keiko warming up really fast but still afraid of the other children.
“Hey, neat Pokémon! I’ve got two Pokémon too, fancy duking it out?” The boy throws two Pokeballs the open in unison, making two Pokemon appear and dive in the fun.
"Uh... sure I guess. I'm a new trainer though and I don't think any of my Pokemon are good for matches but I guess this would be part of the experience. Besides... Mr. Raine would probably want Keiko to partake in it."
"You mean... THE Raine? The Raine that owns this park? The one that's the star of the Wet'n'wild Show?!"
"Well... yeah! And this is Keiko, the new baby Wailmer!"
"Neat! So, let's get this fight going?"
"Sure I guess. How about you Kara, you up for it?"
Kara relays a message of approval telepathically to Rey. "Game on!"
"Okay then! Let's start things off with the moves you guys know, probably not much. Kara, Growl at your enemies and assault Mienfoo with a Shadow Sneak. As for you Keiko... I'm not really sure, what you can do... So ummm... you should know Body Slam from such big whales, so do that on Mienfoo, if not, Splash water on Mienfoo as Shadow Sneak ends... follow up with a Water Gun at Wingull."
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Lum Berry from it, he tosses it where he thinks Larry is, telling him to eat the berry, a command he is sure Larry will follow, confused or not. "Larry!" he yells desperately. "Eat the Lum Berry, then boost your attack power with Swords Dance. Pin the Golbat to the ground with Aerial Ace, then try another Head Smash!" Cele ordered, hoping that Larry had heard all of that.
Raine’s Wildlife Park
Pengyzu: Just a fair warning that since you made up half of that youngster's dialogue you were self-updating :d
“Okay Meinfoo, Fake Out on Ralts then follow up with a Double Slap! Wingull, use Growl then strike that Wailmer with a Quick Attack!” As quickly as the two orders are volleyed the battle gets underway. Kids make their way down the waterslides as a small crowd forms around the pool, the Wailmer calf not used to so much attention. With that, Ralts goes for the round’s opener by inhaling. Before he can exhale however he’s quickly cut off by the Meinfoo who dashes forward at lightning speed – Faking left as he knocks the air Out of the emotion Pokémon’s windpipes with a weak strike. Right on queue the Wingull steals Kara’s thunder with a Growl of its own, the ear-splitting squawk echoing down the arena. Keiko is moreso intimidated than his partner though, too shy to follow his orders right now. This leaves things up to Kara who dashes in with a Shadow Sneak, disappearing from view before striking the mustelid up close for a light hit. With the distance closed it’s an opportune chance for Meinfoo to counter as he Slaps Ralts in the face, then once more on the other cheek for Double the effect. Wingull on the other hand swoops forward at breakneck speed with poor Keiko on its sights. The Wailmer shuts its eyes tight as it nervously fires off a Water Gun, the pressurised blast smacking the gull and pushing it back to the other side of the pool before it can hit! Keiko opens its eyes, somewhat more confident in his abilities. The kid points ahead, “Don’t count us out yet! Both strike with a Quick Attack, then attack Meinfoo take Ralts with a Pound whilst Wingull uses Wing Attack on Wailmer!”
Son of Shadows: Rather than waiting in the queue for a Mantyke or taking a turn on one of the Mantine, you go for the wildcard and let Aegis ride the mysterious Stunfisk. Based on typing alone this could end very badly. You approach the flatfish, currently nibbling on some fishy flakes, with Aegis in tow. It doesn’t take much else but a glance from the starry-eyed Squirtle for Stunfisk to realise it’s sea faring time. The ray’s eyes well up with excitement, kids were usually too scared to ride on his back. The second Aegis mounts the dab he quickly flounders into action. You watch ahead with a somewhat nervous smile as the Pokémon flaps its fins to push forward at snails pace – Aegis enjoying himself all the same. It felt good to help out the poor Stunfisk too, the fish sporting a wide-eyed grin as though he’d never been ridden before. The two break through to the surface in a spray of water, Aegis chirping much to your content. However things quickly take a turn for the worst as a teenager on a Mantine narrowly skims past the Stunfisk, cockily ordering it to spray water in its face with its fin. The teen lets lose a nasty taunt toward the derpy Pokémon – tears trickling down the dab’s face with Squirtle wondering why the ride stopped. Things go from bad to disaster in a split second though as Stunfisk lynches off a Thunderbolt the Mantine’s way, not only frying the manta but the trainer too! The Mantine is knocked out clean by the super effective attack, the trainer flying on as he crashes into the beach head-first. Stunfisk squawks angrily, bucking and sparking with Aegis holding on for his life. What will you do?
Dark Searchman: Whilst you were putting up a good fight, the Exeggutor’s evolutionary advantage was showing. Ralts was pinned on her back by two-hundred pounds of lumber which looked about ready to finish her off. Some of the smaller kids panic and run to their parents whilst the older ones cheer on much to your chagrin. Quickly hatching a plan of action, the next round gets underway. Exeggutor snorts as he puts more weight on the tiny foe, Ralts clenching through it as she fires off another Incenerate. The burns quickly rush from the underside of the Pokémon’s club foot up its trunk causing it to hop and scream in pain – Ralts quickly hopping to her feet. Ralts follows up hastily with another Confusion, throwing off a weak telekinetic force the palm tree’s way. Before it can land however Exeggutor matches with its own Confusion, the two rays meeting half way in a desperate mind struggle. The larger plant is able to win the playoff though as Ralts goes flailing back like a rag doll. The three coconuts chuckle as he bounds forward, hocking up another volley of Seed Bombs. The grass explosives detonate up the sand, several smacking into the emotion Pokémon. Stumbling to her feet, Ralts finishes the round with a flurry of flames – Incinerating the Exeggutor for another solid hit. Batting away the flames with its palms, the Exeggutor looks a little worse for wear with his waist charred black. It wouldn’t be too hard to take down, but you’d need to watch your guard with the size difference really taking its toll on the tiny Ralts.
Trainer Andy: It takes an attack on your starter to really set you off - and although wild Corphish were known for their hardy and territorial behaviour and Turtwig was the one who provoked it - you look about ready to fish the lobster off to the nearest five star seafood restaurant. The crawdad wouldn’t go down easily though, Sheldon wincing as it pinched tight onto his snout with no sign of letting go. Your toes tingle in the sand as you brainstorm a plan of action - that was just it! The sand was pulsing with small currents of electricity, bearing that in mind you hatch a plan to turn the battle around. With orders shot Sheldon is quick into action, Withdrawing into his shell and taking Corphish’s claw with it. The crab tries retracting his pincer but it’s stuck in Sheldon’s carapace! The Crab’s free hand starts to glow as he Hammers the shell franticly, causing a nice bit of damage to the Turtwig who stays hunkered down. Sheldon tails off the combination by pumping energy into the Earth, causing a Powerful upshot of sand to strike the lobster sending it loose and stumbling rearward. Whilst looking slightly worse for wear, the crawdad stubbornly fires a stream of Bubbles into the shell. Turtwig quickly pops out, his eyes stinging from the foam with his vision impaired. What will you do?
Celebii: Whilst Larry’s hide was as sturdy as ever, the opponent was fast and persistent and sure as heck didn’t want to make this an easy fight. With the Aron’s brain scrambled the ball was in your court. Not relying on chance you hastily rustle through your berry bag, brushing past clusters of bruised berries until you find a shiny Lum Berry. You toss the fruit forward, Aron pawing at it whilst the bat loudly flaps ahead. Swallowing the berry he finds his confusion lifted, eyes focusing back on the vampire bat that needed taking care of. Growing impatient the Golbat swoops forward whilst Larry spins into a Swords Dance. The Golbat’s Wings flap open and flash white as it dives in for Attack, sending the much smaller Pokémon bowling over with only a half-baked attack boost. This doesn’t phase the little monster who starts charging forward, streams of white arrowing from his body as he leaps into an Aerial Ace. Grabbing ahold of the Golbat his weight is enough to pin the bat down – although not for long it looks as the rodent starts Screeching in defence. Rather than cower away, Larry decides to tackle this problem head on, butting the Golbat with his Rock Head. The super effective damage does a massive number on the bat, who weakly stumbles back unable to quite get airborne just yet. It looks like Golbat is approaching danger zone, but with a big level gap it’ll take more than that to take it down. That and Larry is starting to look sluggish...
Balmund: Eager to hear a groovy ballad about the lake you were currently waist deep in, you offer up some snacks to the odd hippie folk. “Is that a Roasted Ham?” chubby nomad utters, his head peaking curiously over the others – eyes welling up with excitement. The girl rolls her eyes. “Moku, we only eat Soy and Beans, remember?” Moku’s head droops back down in a mixture of disappointment and humiliation. The leader of the funky bunch grins, signalling the others as he starts to strum a melody on his banjo. The gentle oaf’s drumming comes into play, with the pretty girl’s flute rounding off the musical trifecta. It was very relaxing; you’d have to remember to pay them when you got a chance.
♫ She hid away, just out of touch.
The men from up above, she didn’t like so much,
With their gnarly nets, traps and hooks,
And yellow submarines wherever she looks
Floundering from the coast and into the sand,
She found a lagoon, far in... Land?
Free from nasty folk, apart from loving pairs
She’ll steal away the men, into her watery laiiiiiir ♫
The hippie starts strumming a wicked banjo solo as the other players stop. You find yourself obliged to clap whilst Orcharist and Sothe aren’t so polite. In spite of this, the trio bow sporting wide-eyed grins, “So that my friend, is the legend of Laguna Lake”
“Uh, Chong, this is Kakatua Lagoon”, Moku remarks.
“Oh right, yeah...” An awkward silence fills the air, part of you wondering what the heck the three of them were on, but the silence is quickly broken by a motion in the waters. Suddenly you spot a stream of thick bubbles rise up from the depths of the lagoon, bursting violently on the surface. This is enough to strike your Pokémon’s attention, whilst the travelling nomad’s eyes widen as they spin their heads in unison. “Oh man, it’s the mermaid from the song! We didn’t mean what we said!” The three duck into their kayak, cowering as the bubbles got louder. Maybe this was something you should check out...
The Ghostly Galleon
UNowenwasme?: Your encounter at twilight had been quickly cut short by a sudden lapse of stormy seas. The seafaring Pokémon had drifted away in your coma, and when you awoke there was no telling what’d happened whilst you were out of it. The dark ship cuts through the water like a sharp blade, decelerating on sight of a passerby. Without any warning you were under attack! Staring danger in the eye you keep your cool, quickly hatching a plan to overcome the pirates as they load their cannons full of gunpowder and Voltorb. With a loud blast the first battalion is off, a platoon of red-white cannonballs arching across the pale blue sky and all dipping down in your direction. Gene is quick into action, propping up a Light Screen to block any explosions. This doesn’t quite work to plan however, one of the Voltorb smashing into the pane of glass causing it to shatter away, fortunately ricocheting into the water with a mighty plop. The robot’s eyes widen as he naturally switches to evasive manoeuvres, hovering out of the way of as many bombs possible. This doesn’t keep up though, one of the Voltorb catching him on the side and Selfdestructing. You find yourself thrown off Gene just a few meters away, the smoke fading to reveal a ruffled but hardly damaged Metang mostly thanks to his diamond-hard skin. With the cannons unfilled, Gene takes the opportunity to fire off a Shadow Ball to draw attention away from you both. The attack splashes against the water, bursting in a ominous explosion, but this band of pirates weren’t born yesterday. “Fire another round of cannonballs!” Maybe it was time you fought back?
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The Carvahna quickly realized who was the tastiest, and probably easiest as well, meal to devour. But not a moment too soon, the Carvahna became distracted and offended by Olli's Taunt. Without the carnivorous creature threatening to attack Shell, Numel or himself, Rob quickly signaled Shell to Rock Smash the rock trapping the Numel. With the rock obliterated, Shell grabbed onto the Numel as Rob resurfaced from what seemed like an eternity in the water.
The young trainer took refreshing breaths of air as the redheaded girl ordered her fiery tortoise to pull. "Yes, we're doing it." Rob thought to himself only to turn and see the Carvahna attacking his fiery friend. Fear filled the young trainer as he saw his own friend in danger. “You help out your Chimchar, and I’ll take care of resuscitating Numel!” the girl said as she helped the Numel. "Shell," Rob started screaming, "you need to help Olli! Use Rock Smash on Carvahna right on it's head for it to let go of Olli! Follow it up with with hardest Tackle you can give it and then hit it with another Rock Smash!" Rob then quickly grabbed Olli's Pokeball To recall his companion at the first chance possible.
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Joshua could only watch, as the trainwreck in front of him unfolded. As some cocky teenager on a Mantine rode past, Aegis and Stunfisk were hit with the spray from the passing manta ray. Now. This should not have been such an offence. In Joshua's opinion, what happened next was a slight overreaction.
Joshua's eyes widened, as Stunfisk unleashed a Thunderbolt on the boy and his Mantine (though Joshua's immediate concern was for Aegis, Stunfisk seemed to have used the attack without damaging him), knocking out the manta, which came to a complete stop. And the laws of physics kicked in, catapulting the fried teenager head-first onto the beach. Stunfisk itself began thrashing about, and it seemed Aegis would soon lose his grip on the dab. This... was probably only going to get worse. How could he calm Stunfisk and fix things here without getting himself ejected from the park? Perhaps Aegis could use Bubble? No, that would only make Stunfisk turn on him even more, and he was liable to shock him at any time... Capture the Stunfisk? Its stamina was probably too high, and if it was owned by the park, that would end up causing problems... Seemed like all he could do was...
"HEY! Whoever's in charge here! My Pokémon's in trouble!" Granted, they were probably going to attend to the unconscious teen first... In that eventuality, Joshua prepared two Pokéballs - the first was Aegis' Premier Ball, the second was an empty Pokéball, just in case. He was a reasonable swimmer, so he could probably go out there and help Aegis...
Andy watched as the Corphish fired off another volley of Bubbles at his Turtwig, making it give a little yelp and pop out of its shell. Sheldon stumbled around slightly, trying to rub at its eyes with its stubby forelegs, that last attack obviously affecting his vision.
The Corphish certainly looked like it took some damage from that last attack, but Sheldon really wasn't looking in too good a shape either. He cursed quietly, admitting to himself that he had been a little lax on Sheldon's training up to this point. He vowed that if they made it through this battle in one piece, he'd take it more seriously from now on.
Andy gritted his teeth, trying to think of his next move. So far the Corphish had managed to hold it's own against its opponent, even with a type disadvantage, and at the moment even seemed to have to upper hand.
"Ok Sheldon, we can't keep taking damage so start by using Wide Guard." Said Andy after some consideration. He hoped that using a defensive move first would give Sheldon's vision more time to clear. Although slightly steadier now, his Pokemon was still give the occasional uneasy stumble and Andy hoped he would be able to pull this off, "Then throw out a Razor Leaf or two. Whilst it's busy trying to dodge those, try get in close and use Body Slam!"
All Andy could do now was watch, have faith in his Pokemon, and hope this worked.
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Exeggutor was relentless, putting more and more weight to its foot as Ralts sank into the sand. Fortunately, she was able to Incinerate the Coconut Pokemon's foot causing it to jump in pain. Now was her chance! She stood back up and used Confusion, hoping to catch Exeggutor with it while it was hopping in pain. Exeggutor saw it coming this time and used its own Confusion attack. The mind-bending attacks collided, but it was Exeggutor who was able to push it back and knock Ralts off her feet.
"Darnit," Hyrem said to himself, "guess that means Confusion's totally useless too!" He was interrupted as Exeggutor used even more Seed Bombs on Ralts, and as they exploded, Hyrem called out, "Oh no, Ralts! Please be okay!" now starting to worry for his partner. When the smoke cleared, he could see Ralts get back up and even jump and Incinerate Exeggutor's waist.
Hyrem was glad Ralts could still keep going, but he knew they were running out of options and fast. Sure Exeggutor was starting to look like it was actually taking damage, but he didn't need the grey color put into his mind to see that Ralts was exhausted. He knew he had to step in and help out his Pokemon; despite whatever displeasure the spectators may express, it was his responsibility as a Trainer and as a friend to ensure Ralts' well-being and to make sure they won this battle.
So Hyrem ran over to Ralts' side and asked, "Are you alright?" She nodded between breaths. "Here, I'll heal you." As he applied the Potion, hoping Exeggutor didn't attack them in the process, he said, "Ralts, we've got no choice but to use your new powers, and it's going to take a lot of your energy, but we should be able to win this. A well placed Signal Beam on Exeggutor should be enough to knock it out, but first use Icy Wind to slow it down, then use Signal Beam; this way Exeggutor is less likely to do something to stop it. Let's do this!" He ran back out of the way and prayed the battle wouldn't take any longer than two rounds to finish.
Potion Used: 1/5
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