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    Western Shore
    The western shore of Whale Island has more rocky, craggy cliffs than stunning sandy beaches, but has its own attractions nonetheless. Several villages and freshwater springs dot the area. Whether you're here for relaxation, adrenaline rushing water sports, or to find new Pokémon, you're sure to find something to keep you happy during your stay.

    The Lighthouse: A lighthouse situated atop the cliffs overlooking the Delphin Heads, the lighthouse has long since been unmanned. It's light never goes out, however, despite the fact no maintenance has been carried out here for more than forty years...
    Suchiru, and Chainsaw, who was out of her pokeball, again, approached the Lighthouse on the Western Shore with trepidation. When they had been further away, it had seemed like a great idea to try and climb up to the top of the Lighthouse, but now they were right next to it, suddenly it seemed like a bad idea. It had looked so much smaller further away...

    Still, Suchiru supposed that they had come all this way, and if she gave up over some silly fear, she'd most certainly hear about it later, and besides, she had Chainsaw to protect her, although it wasn't exactly whatever might be in there that made her legs feel like they might be made of lead, as they approached the tower, more the height of the thing that towered way above her head. The teenage trainer exhaled, and swept a hand through her hair, in an effort to compose herself, and then, she set off with her Skarmory to explore the Lighthouse. There was no going back now...
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    Laguna Peninsula
    The Laguna Peninsula, also known as "Pirate Isle", is mainly forest and is famous for once harbouring a particularly nasty clan of pirates whose treasure is rumoured to still be hidden away somewhere in the vicinity. The peninsula is located on the south east end of Whale Island and although the pirates have long since vacated the land, they've certainly left their mark. Other than a rest house occupied by the peninsula's caretaker, there are no other dwellings here, the entire peninsula being under the protection of the Whale Island Conservation Society (WICS). It is said secret hideouts are cleverly hidden everywhere, so even if you're not aware of it you'll definitely have passed several of them if you're to take a scenic walk across the peninsula. Visit Pirate Isle and you'll be in for a jolly good time.

    The Black Swan: The Black Swan, once one of the largest and most feared pirate ships of its day, now lays rotting on Laguna Beach. Strangely enough wild Pokémon steer clear of the wreck; a sign that people perhaps shouldn't ignore.

    --Having bought an old treasure map upon their arrival on Whale Island, Hallow and Grace ventured into the land the natives nicknamed "Pirate Isle"--

    "This looks...familiar,"
    "Or maybe...not, AHA...This place just looks similar,"
    Grace sighed,
    "Argh this map makes no sense!," ripping the map apart,
    Grace chuckled a bit,
    "Shit,"
    They were lost,

    --Exhausted, they wandered the thick jungle a bit before finally reaching a clearing--

    The sweet aroma of salty sea air hit their faces first,
    "What a beach!"
    The view was amazing, the sun was still high, the water clear and glittering and the air sweet, there was just one thing missing, where were the people?, the swimmers, sun bathers, volleyball players?
    But no one was there, not a soul,
    Must be a private area on the Island, Hallow thought.
    Thats when he saw it, he was so captivated by the view how could he have missed a Giant ship just laying there across the beach?, Hallow was speechless.
    Grace emitted fire and shouted!,
    As they walked closer to it, the bigger it got, the ship was black like the night and was shaped in a form of a Swan.
    The wood was rotting away,
    "I wonder how long this has been here?," he inquired,
    A thought entered Hallow's mind,
    "heh heh, how brave do you feel, Grace?,"
    As if knowing already what her trainer was thinking,
    Grace blew out a plume of fire and looked eager!
    "Now how exactly do we get ourselves inside?,"


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    Just a notice that I have two weeks left of rapid fire updates before I start uni. Depending on my workload, I’ll probably only get a chance to update during half term and holidays, so if anyone wants to get anywhere with their adventures, now is the time to reply. If you’re having trouble finding your update because it’s fallen back a few pages then let me know and I’ll link you to it. Andy and Dark Searchman, I can pretty much guarantee you a completed adventure if you’re able to reply to my updates within 48 hours of posting. Balmund, Itza, SoS and Pengyzu are quite far down the line but I can’t be sure how long they’ll take to finish. I’m not trying to rush anyone, just warning you that from the 10th onwards pretty much all of my free time will be spent of drinking, sleeping and studying.

    Rainbow Reef

    Trainer Andy & Dark Searchman: As the battle pressed on Hyrem’s heart takes a dive as the lamprey locks Delilah in a bind, constricting the angler fish’s lungs as it turns a shade of purple. Andy takes the voice of confidence as he sends Kray boldly to the Pokémon’s rescue, both trainers holding on with baited breath as another round unfolds... The Corphish kicks things off as he ambles forward, reeling back a pincer that courses with Thunder. With a lunge the lobster Punches the eel in the side, some of the electricity ebbing off to the Chinchou to give her a mild health boost. The not very effective attack proves fruitless at loosening the bind as the Eelektrik cranes its head above the fish and drenches it in Gastro Acids. The yellowish juices slowly soak into Delilah’s scales, leaving her unscathed whilst stripping her of her invaluable ability. With one of your best chances of winning shattered you both share a glance, al look of fear behind the fog of the snorkels. Delilah doesn’t look as deflated as she starts to flounder and Fail free of her bounds, the predator grimacing as he’s slapped and kicked by the angler fish’s flippers. Fuelled by desperation the Chinchou manages to unfasten the eel’s hold long enough for Kray to Chip the Pokémon Away with a swing of his claw.

    The eel reels backward, slamming into the old wooden doorframe which gives a hollow crack. Giving a second’s warning it ricochets back into enemy lines, hocking up a Spray of Acid that surges outward hitting both Pokémon for solid damage. The corrosive substance runs off the lobster’s hard shell whilst Delilah winces in pain before preparing a counter strike. With a flick of her flippers a wave starts to pick up behind the two Pokémon, Surfing them down the quarters and into the Eelektrik. The lamprey barrels through the door and into the next room with a loud crash. For good measure Delilah fires a jet of Bubbles through the frame, the foamy blast fading into the pitch blackness pelting the eel. Silence fills the shipwreck, and you both swim forward a few paces straining your ears for any noise. The rattling of moving debris sends you back on high alert, the lamprey’s marking flickering a neon yellow as he lunged forward like a bullet. Combusting in a field of Charge, the electric eel was Wildly closing distance toward one of the fish giving you a split second to react! What will you do?

    Kakatua Lagoon

    Balmund: Your shackles chafe agonizingly at your raw wrists, a sickness churning in your stomach that wasn’t to do with your recent acts of cannibalism. The Pokéball was at the tip of your tailfin, rolling forward an inch as you accidently nudge it further away. In the corner of your peripheral you could see the two Sharpedo twirling around the live bait and ready to strike at any moment. The muffled screaming of Lily seems to ring in your ears, coaxing you to stretch even further until the metal cuffs dig into your wrists. Biting your lip both to repress the pain and sharpen your concentration, you manage to spade beneath the cherry-hued ball and with a delicate flick you send it spinning through the water. Landing on your nearly flat chest, the ball cracks open and in a burst of light that seems to drive out your anxiety. Ephriam emerges on the scene with a gallant neigh, his courage faltering slightly as his eyes find yours chained to the floor with a deep gash on your abdomen. He readies to destroy your shackles, but you were in a lot less danger than the hippies and direct his attention to the stalagmite ahead. Volleying a set of orders, the Kingdra revolves on the spot and swiftly canters forward.

    In a flash, one of the Sharpedo went in for the kill, lunging toward lily with its jaw agape. Your pre-emptive flinch is quelled by Ephriam’s Sniper-like aim. The seahorse shoots off a fine Signal Beam jetting down the coliseum with tenacious speed. As the shark bullets ahead he’s suddenly caught in the snout by the ray, sending him barrelling sideways barking in pain. The other Sharpedo had moved in simultaneously, and unmarked by the dragon he’s quickly able to sink his teeth into Moku’s waist. The oncoming Crunch sends your heart spiralling into cold abyss, blood gushing from his Huntail-fin as his screams of pain ring through your ears. Ephriam sets aim for the Sharpedo a second after the first, another Signal Beam making its way down the chamber cuffing it in the gills for a critical hit! The Sharpedo is ripped off of Chong along with a chunk of his flesh, the scent of blood cajoling it into frenzy. The first shark had already switched targets from Lily to Ephriam, its twin speeding in tow with a look of smouldering revenge.

    With danger rising and adrenaline coursing through your veins you make it high time to unleash the Gyarados within and break free of your bonds. Filtering out the Sharpedo who were homing in fast, you fix your eyes on the shackles tying you to the ground. Teeth bare, you take one last inhale and twist your neck forward to bite through the wrought metal. A pain like nothing you’d experienced pierces through your mouth and ebbs through your whole body. Blood stained against the shackles, unscratched. A piece of chipped tooth sinks slowly toward the ground as you attempt to hold your throbbing mouth. Remembering your hands were still shackled behind your back you curse in a mixture of frustration and agony. All the rage building within seems to burst out in your cracked voice, but none of it was draconic. What had gone wrong? You were almost certain this would work. Maybe you hadn’t been filled with the power of Gyarados after all; the mermaid would’ve made sure of it if she could have. Or maybe it just wasn’t the right time. You could swear you felt something, like a dormant volcano – still sleeping until the right moment. A voice pierces through your brain like the cold blade, the goading words of an entertained siren.

    “Aw does Balmund have a tooth ache? Don’t worry baby, I’ll get you some pain killers... These ones are especially good at inflicting pain and, well, killing” Her laughter rattles through your skull until Ephriam’s gruff neigh brings you back to your senses. The Sharpedo had closed in on the dragon, their fangs bare as they went in for the kill. What will you do?

    Hydro-Electric Dam

    Myahoo: Trying your best to block out the low buzz ringing in your ears courtesy of the Hydro-Electric Dam, you try to get a head on the situation. The Bidoof was picking up pace again en route to the dam, scampering on the log like a treadmill as it tried to keep balance. With Lanturn and every other Electric Type engrossed in the generator, the weight of the problem was hoisted back on your shoulders as you send Stream back into the line of action. Barely making it out of the turbine’s grasp alive, the Finneon sets sail toward the ‘Doof looking to intercept its course. In position, Stream swims toward the speeding log his butterfly fins boosting him ahead... SMACK With the driftwood caught in the reservoir’s rapid currents Finneon is easily saddled ten feet into the air, floundering back into the waters with a light splash. You eye through the crystal clear reservoir with growing concern for the butterflyfish, bubbles running off his body as well as blood spools from his tiny nostrils. He’s not out of it yet though, and fueled with determination as he veers toward the log seconds from shattering against the concrete barrier.

    The Bidoof covers its beady eyes with its paws, oblivious to Stream who bobs to the surface and lets off a Surf. A wave starts to pick up just ahead of the Finneon, building as it swallows the beaver into its current. You sigh in relief as the wave starts to break and the Bidoof crashes safely against the lumber dam. A few of the spectating beavers lug him off to the bank were its chastised by a Bibarel who was probably its mother. With crisis averted you scan beneath the surface for Stream and panic quickly starts to resurface. He was trapped in the strong current of the turbine again and this time he was having a lot more trouble! You notice the Finneon’s gills flaring through exhaustion as his swimming sends him nowhere. Tuckered out and closing distance toward the spinning propeller blades, you can only watch in horror as Stream collapses through fatigue and the turbine swallows him up... A huge lump fills your throat as you drop to your feet in despair. After just one adventure one of your Pokémon had been ground up into tuna. Sinking further into a depression you can hardly hear the buzzing sound anymore. It takes a firm grip of your shoulder to bring you back to your senses, Volkner’s ocean blue eyes penetrating yours.

    “Get up.” he commands, coaxing you to begrudgingly comply, “Fish Pokémon are sucked into those things all the time. They’ll end up either on the other side or somewhere in the filtering system. I think we should try the latter first.” Considering how unwilling he was to cooperate just a few minutes ago you can’t help but feel taken aback by his sudden mood swing. Rescuing a Finneon from the dam’s filtering system hardly seemed like a dangerous mission. You study his expression, he’s eyes locked on the structure as he appears to be X-Raying it again. “What I’m actually worried about is the dam. See those sparks? And that humming noise? It means that there’s a power overload, my guess is it happened when we shut the turbine back on. That’s why Electric Pokémon are being drawn to it. If we don’t shut down the generator soon the dam could break down for good, and that’d leave the whole continent without any power”, a smirk suddenly flickers on the gym leaders face, his eyes smouldering as he clenches his fists in excitement, “It could be dangerous...”

    “The Electric types are acting weird, we should travel back on foot”, the trainer brandishes two Pokéballs aiming one at the bank and the other at the reservoir, simultaneously withdrawing the Luxray and Lanturn still allured by the electromagnetic field. He then signals you to follow as he heads back down the mountainous terrain. After about a minute of hiking you come to a walkway stretching from one side of the dam to the other. Volkner starts to follow it, gesturing you in tow with a wave of his hand. Squinting down the valley you spot dozens of Pokémon from your vantage point. A chain-link of Magnamite were hovering through the sky, and what looked like a pasture of cotton candy turned out to be a herd of Mareep - they were all homing into the Power Generator like a giant magnet. Wildfire quivers timidly as the deafening surges of water get louder, one of the cylinders just a stretch below your footing. You hang onto the railings cautiously, lost in thought until Volkner comes to a standstill. The blond had stopped facing a metal door which gave a click as he twisted its handle. You boldly break through the threshold, a set of lights flickering on automatically.

    “Be on guard Melissa”, Volkner smiles, “The dam is run by itself so quite a few electric types have managed to make a home here” You strain ahead curiously, the pristine corridor deserted sans for a few blueprints scattered untidily on the tiled floor. Volkner picks them up, shuffles through them and passes you Blueprints A, B, C and D. You pore through the detailed schematics with a rising sense of confusion. The room you were in appeared to be the G1 Entrance, just a beeline ahead the path forked into three directions. The heavy double doors at the end of the corridor were safeguarded by two poles, electricity bouncing from one to the other – the 1.21 Gigawatt force field. Whatever lay ahead of that door was either incredibly important or exceedingly dangerous...

    Volkner eyes the forcefield for a few seconds, then faces you, “It’ll be best if we split up from here. I’ll head to the Control Room on the basement floor and shut down this forcefield. You can check out the Power Turbine for your Pokémon. We can meet back here at fourteen-hundred hours, got it?” synchronising watches, you shake hands and break apart. Volkner heads off down the leftmost path and you nervously bear right. You come across another doorway, the sound of gushing water barely penetrating its cracks and lifting your spirits. Wildfire trembles within your jacket as you gingerly turn the handle... but it doesn’t budge. Just ahead of the handle you spot a keypad flickering red to indicate the room was locked. Jamming random numbers indicates the code is 3 digits long. At a loss for what the password might be, maybe you ought to look for a clue in the blueprints?
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    Raine's Wildlife Park

    Son of Shadows: With survival instincts taking charge you breaststroke upward weighed down by your heavy clothes and the young juvenile wrapped tightly against your waist. The suns rays broke through the turquoise waters like a homing beacon, and it was that you’d focus on as you made your ascent. But there was a spanner in the works, and the Sharpedo you’d shrugged off in your escape wasn’t letting you go without a fight. The shark’s jaws locked tight around your ankle, sending a sharp pain ebbing from your sneaker up to your waist. Not looking to lose a foot you kick blindly at the predator, managing to bonk it on the nose after a few failed attempts. Strands of blood spool from its tiny nostrils as it lets go, lunging rearward in a sneeze as your leg throbbed in relief. This wouldn’t hold it off for long, and before making a break for the surface you inch for another Pokéball. The sphere loses altitude, chinking on the roof of the glass tunnel you’d just escaped from and cracking open to reveal Aegis the Squirtle. The turtle’s eyes home in on you before darting toward the shark whose gills were flaring as it prepped for another attack. You don’t need to explain, and with time scarce the word ‘Tackle’ leaves your throat in a muffled gurgle.

    The seaturtle nods and you set your sights back on the sun just a beeline above. Not daring to look back you break into another swim, the low thud of Aegis veering into the Sharpedo setting your mind at ease. You keep your eyes fixed on the blurred ball of light up ahead, shrugging over the school of Luvdisc that’d just swerved past and blocking out the high-frequency resonance of the Lanturn pod’s echolocation. Your lungs crave the fresh air just meters ahead, each kick of your legs agonizing as a stitch seized a hold of your stomach. You feel lightheaded as consciousness starts to slip away, but cling desperately to the here and now. Just a few more lunges. Jamming your stinging eyes shut you finally break through to the surface with an almighty gasp of air. Water runs down your face as you frantically look around the blurred surroundings. The tracks of the Kyogre-Koaster snaked overhead, all of its carts lined up in the docking bay and out of action. A man donning a blue bandana was being pulled away from the scene with some struggle, and a blond haired man had dived into the waters and was headed in your direction. With a front crawl on par with a high level Poliwrath, Rain closes in on you and hoists the comatose Billy onto his shoulder. Pulling a U-turn back to the poolside he yells “Come on kid!” You prepare to doggy paddle the rest of your way back to safety before faltering in your tracks. Aegis was still underwater! A good dozen meters away the turtle was tucked into his resilient carapace, unable to flee as the Sharpedo flailed it around like a chew toy. Not looking to pick a fight with you’d have to work out how to incapacitate it so Aegis could get away. What will you do?

    Fresh air tasted sweet as Joshua broke to the surface. The last few seconds had been the most tense ones of his life as he furiously kicked towards the surface. Meanwhile, brave Aegis engaged the Sharpedo, acting as a distraction for him, Billy, and presumably other passengers, not that Joshua could see them. He gasped heavily, relieved to be alive. Meanwhile, a man had dived into the water and was pulling Billy to shore, encouraging him to follow along. It had to be Raine, the park's owner again. Thank goodness. But just as he made for the water's edge, he remembered - he had to get Aegis out of there! But he'd dropped his Pokéball, so he had no way to recall him. Things looked bleak for the turtle, who had retreated into his shell as Sharpedo crunched down on him.

    It was time for action. He had to force Sharpedo to let go and get hold of the Pokéball again. And already he had a plan. The Stunfisk may have been fresh, but it seemed to have a special move - Earth Power. How exactly it had acquired it he wasn't sure, but it would work in his favour. Such a powerful attack would definitely have enough force to get Sharpedo off Aegis. "I'll be back in a second Raine!" He pulled out Livewire's ball again, and pressed the button to let him out, making sure to keep it in his hand. "Livewire, when I stick my thumb out," - here he made a thumbs-up signal as a demonstration - "I want you to use Earth Power against Sharpedo. Once you do, we're making a mad dash for the surface - but wait for the signal!" A deep breath, and it was down into the water again. Joshua swam for the tiny red and white sphere he could see, and Livewire towards the hungry shark.

    Once Joshua would grab the ball, he'd give his signal to Livewire. Livewire would then unleash his Earth Power, giving Joshua his opening to recall Aegis to safety. Then he could recall Livewire as he swam for the surface. Then it was a matter of outswimming Sharpedo again. He was less confident about this, especially because his leg was still in pain from being bitten, but it seemed to be his best shot. At least, this was the plan...


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    Crater Lake

    Itzatrap: Beads of sweat trickled from your scalp down your forehead, the sun’s hot rays and the intense manual labour sending the temperature up a few notches. And just ahead the battle was reaching boiling point as spurts of flames erupted on each collision. Any attempts to settle down and tame the juvenile Blitzle weren’t working, you still had a long way to go in breaking Bolt. The electrified Pokémon scuffs his hoof against the charred pasture again whilst Olli decides to goad it even further. Taunting like only a monkey could, he rolls on the spot and pulls a flashes his butt cheeks and blows a raspberry. The foal neighs gruffly, cantering forward as sparks Charge up and down its muscular legs. Olli has no time to dodge as he’s steamrolled by the attack, electric hooves trampling him like live defibrillators - electricity dancing Wildly through his body. Scrambling to his feet the chimp looks pretty beat up, but with a thump of his chest he lets loose a Spinning pillar of flames. The Fire quickly picks up around Bolt who lifts his forelegs in bewilderment until he’s completely engulfed. This also severs the lasso keeping the zebra from escaping, Chimchar casting aside the charred fibres. You hear a yelp as the zebra skirts backwards only to be burnt on his flank, the smouldering tornado amplified by Olli’s attack boost. With his foe at bay the chimp starts to think of more Nasty Plots. You hope one of them involves what comes next, as Bolt combusts and Charges through the twister – his own Flames protecting him from the inferno. Running over Olli yet again, he then veers toward the gates using Agility to increase his momentum. With no lasso to tug onto, you’d need to intercept him before he got away! What will you do?
    The Taunt seems to do its job as the electric zebra charged at Olli once again, only this time he is trampled by the Blitzle. The electricity is quickly sent through Olli's body, and it seemed to do quite a number on him, only the nimble monkey made it to his feet, though the attacks were clearly wearing the chimp down, and Rob could only hope he had enough health to finish this. "Come on Olli! You can do it!" Encourging words was all the trainer could give him right now, as he unleashed a wall of fire, caging the zebra temporarily as Olli boosted his attack even further as he began to plan ahead. To both the trainer's and Pokémon's dismay, the zebra engulfed itself in fire as it escaped the fire prison and it quickly gained speed as it used Agility towards the gate, ready to escape.

    "Oh no you don't! Keane come on out!" The green mantis once again emerged from the lights to stretch his wings and scythes. "Keane, use Quick Attack to catch up to the Blitzle, don't attack it though, just use the speed boost to get in front of him to block him from escaping through the gates. Try to entertain it for a little while Olli catches up to it if you can. Olli, you catch up by Flame Wheeling your way and then hit it as hard as you can and follow it up with a Flamethrower!" Rob could only hope that Keane was fast enough to catch up to the Blitzle as both Pokémon nodded at their trainer.

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    Kakatua Lagoon

    Balmund: Your shackles chafe agonizingly at your raw wrists, a sickness churning in your stomach that wasn’t to do with your recent acts of cannibalism. The Pokéball was at the tip of your tailfin, rolling forward an inch as you accidently nudge it further away. In the corner of your peripheral you could see the two Sharpedo twirling around the live bait and ready to strike at any moment. The muffled screaming of Lily seems to ring in your ears, coaxing you to stretch even further until the metal cuffs dig into your wrists. Biting your lip both to repress the pain and sharpen your concentration, you manage to spade beneath the cherry-hued ball and with a delicate flick you send it spinning through the water. Landing on your nearly flat chest, the ball cracks open and in a burst of light that seems to drive out your anxiety. Ephriam emerges on the scene with a gallant neigh, his courage faltering slightly as his eyes find yours chained to the floor with a deep gash on your abdomen. He readies to destroy your shackles, but you were in a lot less danger than the hippies and direct his attention to the stalagmite ahead. Volleying a set of orders, the Kingdra revolves on the spot and swiftly canters forward.

    In a flash, one of the Sharpedo went in for the kill, lunging toward lily with its jaw agape. Your pre-emptive flinch is quelled by Ephriam’s Sniper-like aim. The seahorse shoots off a fine Signal Beam jetting down the coliseum with tenacious speed. As the shark bullets ahead he’s suddenly caught in the snout by the ray, sending him barrelling sideways barking in pain. The other Sharpedo had moved in simultaneously, and unmarked by the dragon he’s quickly able to sink his teeth into Moku’s waist. The oncoming Crunch sends your heart spiralling into cold abyss, blood gushing from his Huntail-fin as his screams of pain ring through your ears. Ephriam sets aim for the Sharpedo a second after the first, another Signal Beam making its way down the chamber cuffing it in the gills for a critical hit! The Sharpedo is ripped off of Chong along with a chunk of his flesh, the scent of blood cajoling it into frenzy. The first shark had already switched targets from Lily to Ephriam, its twin speeding in tow with a look of smouldering revenge.

    With danger rising and adrenaline coursing through your veins you make it high time to unleash the Gyarados within and break free of your bonds. Filtering out the Sharpedo who were homing in fast, you fix your eyes on the shackles tying you to the ground. Teeth bare, you take one last inhale and twist your neck forward to bite through the wrought metal. A pain like nothing you’d experienced pierces through your mouth and ebbs through your whole body. Blood stained against the shackles, unscratched. A piece of chipped tooth sinks slowly toward the ground as you attempt to hold your throbbing mouth. Remembering your hands were still shackled behind your back you curse in a mixture of frustration and agony. All the rage building within seems to burst out in your cracked voice, but none of it was draconic. What had gone wrong? You were almost certain this would work. Maybe you hadn’t been filled with the power of Gyarados after all; the mermaid would’ve made sure of it if she could have. Or maybe it just wasn’t the right time. You could swear you felt something, like a dormant volcano – still sleeping until the right moment. A voice pierces through your brain like the cold blade, the goading words of an entertained siren.

    “Aw does Balmund have a tooth ache? Don’t worry baby, I’ll get you some pain killers... These ones are especially good at inflicting pain and, well, killing” Her laughter rattles through your skull until Ephriam’s gruff neigh brings you back to your senses. The Sharpedo had closed in on the dragon, their fangs bare as they went in for the kill. What will you do?
    It was hard to keep focus with the taste of his own blood filling his mouth. The stinging pain running through his body, the frustration brought forth by his current situation wasn't helping any. Ephraim had succeeded in drawing the Sharpedo's attention, but in return, Chong had been wounded very seriously, if not fatally. Balmund on the other hand was still helplessly shackled. Though adrenaline fueled rage coursed his body, his rage was not yet that of dragons. He was certain he had it in him. What was keeping it from surfacing now, in such a desperate time of need. Was did it take to have it powerfully erupt forth in an explosion of power? He didn't have time to think about such things.

    "Will you miss your other pets as much a Mandragora?" Balmund taunted back in return to the siren's goading words. If those sharks thought they would have it easy against Ephraim alone, they were dead wrong. Kingdras are known for summoning powerful tornadoes accidentaly with nothing but a mere yawn, and right now, Balmund would have him do what he knew best. "Ephraim, Whirlpool!" He commanded, in hopes of catching them both. "Then break these bindings with your Dragon Pulse! Get ready to cripple one them with your Octazooka!" He followed up. The other, I'll handle myself. He thought as he readied himself to Tackle his mark. A suicidal move, no doubt, considering his still present wounds, but it was yet another gambit he had to try. Wit, skill and courage were needed to overcome this task, and he was determined to prove he wasn't lacking any in courage, at the very least.
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    Just a notice that I have two weeks left of rapid fire updates before I start uni. Depending on my workload, I’ll probably only get a chance to update during half term and holidays, so if anyone wants to get anywhere with their adventures, now is the time to reply. If you’re having trouble finding your update because it’s fallen back a few pages then let me know and I’ll link you to it. Andy and Dark Searchman, I can pretty much guarantee you a completed adventure if you’re able to reply to my updates within 48 hours of posting. Balmund, Itza, SoS and Pengyzu are quite far down the line but I can’t be sure how long they’ll take to finish. I’m not trying to rush anyone, just warning you that from the 10th onwards pretty much all of my free time will be spent of drinking, sleeping and studying.

    Rainbow Reef

    Trainer Andy & Dark Searchman: As the battle pressed on Hyrem’s heart takes a dive as the lamprey locks Delilah in a bind, constricting the angler fish’s lungs as it turns a shade of purple. Andy takes the voice of confidence as he sends Kray boldly to the Pokémon’s rescue, both trainers holding on with baited breath as another round unfolds... The Corphish kicks things off as he ambles forward, reeling back a pincer that courses with Thunder. With a lunge the lobster Punches the eel in the side, some of the electricity ebbing off to the Chinchou to give her a mild health boost. The not very effective attack proves fruitless at loosening the bind as the Eelektrik cranes its head above the fish and drenches it in Gastro Acids. The yellowish juices slowly soak into Delilah’s scales, leaving her unscathed whilst stripping her of her invaluable ability. With one of your best chances of winning shattered you both share a glance, al look of fear behind the fog of the snorkels. Delilah doesn’t look as deflated as she starts to flounder and Fail free of her bounds, the predator grimacing as he’s slapped and kicked by the angler fish’s flippers. Fuelled by desperation the Chinchou manages to unfasten the eel’s hold long enough for Kray to Chip the Pokémon Away with a swing of his claw.

    The eel reels backward, slamming into the old wooden doorframe which gives a hollow crack. Giving a second’s warning it ricochets back into enemy lines, hocking up a Spray of Acid that surges outward hitting both Pokémon for solid damage. The corrosive substance runs off the lobster’s hard shell whilst Delilah winces in pain before preparing a counter strike. With a flick of her flippers a wave starts to pick up behind the two Pokémon, Surfing them down the quarters and into the Eelektrik. The lamprey barrels through the door and into the next room with a loud crash. For good measure Delilah fires a jet of Bubbles through the frame, the foamy blast fading into the pitch blackness pelting the eel. Silence fills the shipwreck, and you both swim forward a few paces straining your ears for any noise. The rattling of moving debris sends you back on high alert, the lamprey’s marking flickering a neon yellow as he lunged forward like a bullet. Combusting in a field of Charge, the electric eel was Wildly closing distance toward one of the fish giving you a split second to react! What will you do?
    Being locked in a hungry Eelektrik's hold is never a good thing, and Delilah was just plain having it rough! Fortunately, here came Kray with a Thunder-charged pincer ready to Punch the living daylights out of this slippery customer. Thing is, it didn't do a lot of damage due to Eelektrik's resistance, and it definitely didn't do enough to force it to release Delilah, but it did give the innocent Chinchou a much needed recharge. Eelektrik had had enough of dealing with that issue, however, and put a stop to it by coating Delilah heavily in a Gastro Acid attack. Delilah started to look sick; now she couldn't Absorb the Voltage being flung around any more! However, the extra electricity given to her before did raise her spirits, and she started Flailing around, pummeling Eelektrik with fins, flippers, anything she could until it couldn't hold on to her any longer. Its hold soon loosens just enough for Delilah to escape and for Kray to Chip Eelektrik Away from her. Still, losing Volt Absorb made this battle even less of a surety.

    After it crashed into an old door, splintering it into many pieces, it rebounded straight into the two fish and Sprayed more Acid all over them, badly damaging both their health and their Special Defenses. Sheesh, this fish wasn't giving anyone a break! They had to try to finish Eelektrik off now. Delilah allowed Kray a chance to swim alongside her before both started Surfing the wave she summoned. She then adds in another Bubble bath before sending it straight into Eelektrik. "Did we beat it...?" Hyrem asked quietly. That had to have done it...

    Rattle rattle...

    Hyrem and Andy could only tense up again before an all too familiar light pattern streaks up towards Delilah and Kray again. A Wild Charge attack! Seriously, what would it take to bring this guy down? Hyrem could only think of one more option.

    "Quick, Delilah, dodge the attack and then use Waterfall to send it flying! Then use one more Surf attack and let that Eelektrik get all washed up!" he orders his Chinchou. "Andy, maybe if we combine our Surf attacks, that'll be enough to beat Eelektrik! It's worth a shot!"

    The battle was reaching its climax, and the situation was even more dangerous than before for Delilah and Kray, and in effect, Hyrem and Andy. Would the foursome finally beat such a fearsome fish? ...Or would Eelektrik soon have a smorgasbord at its flippers? It all came down to what Andy decided... was Hyrem right with his strategy? Maybe Andy had an even better one...

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    Rainbow Reef

    Trainer Andy & Dark Searchman: As the battle pressed on Hyrem’s heart takes a dive as the lamprey locks Delilah in a bind, constricting the angler fish’s lungs as it turns a shade of purple. Andy takes the voice of confidence as he sends Kray boldly to the Pokémon’s rescue, both trainers holding on with baited breath as another round unfolds... The Corphish kicks things off as he ambles forward, reeling back a pincer that courses with Thunder. With a lunge the lobster Punches the eel in the side, some of the electricity ebbing off to the Chinchou to give her a mild health boost. The not very effective attack proves fruitless at loosening the bind as the Eelektrik cranes its head above the fish and drenches it in Gastro Acids. The yellowish juices slowly soak into Delilah’s scales, leaving her unscathed whilst stripping her of her invaluable ability. With one of your best chances of winning shattered you both share a glance, al look of fear behind the fog of the snorkels. Delilah doesn’t look as deflated as she starts to flounder and Fail free of her bounds, the predator grimacing as he’s slapped and kicked by the angler fish’s flippers. Fuelled by desperation the Chinchou manages to unfasten the eel’s hold long enough for Kray to Chip the Pokémon Away with a swing of his claw.

    The eel reels backward, slamming into the old wooden doorframe which gives a hollow crack. Giving a second’s warning it ricochets back into enemy lines, hocking up a Spray of Acid that surges outward hitting both Pokémon for solid damage. The corrosive substance runs off the lobster’s hard shell whilst Delilah winces in pain before preparing a counter strike. With a flick of her flippers a wave starts to pick up behind the two Pokémon, Surfing them down the quarters and into the Eelektrik. The lamprey barrels through the door and into the next room with a loud crash. For good measure Delilah fires a jet of Bubbles through the frame, the foamy blast fading into the pitch blackness pelting the eel. Silence fills the shipwreck, and you both swim forward a few paces straining your ears for any noise. The rattling of moving debris sends you back on high alert, the lamprey’s marking flickering a neon yellow as he lunged forward like a bullet. Combusting in a field of Charge, the electric eel was Wildly closing distance toward one of the fish giving you a split second to react! What will you do?


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    Being locked in a hungry Eelektrik's hold is never a good thing, and Delilah was just plain having it rough! Fortunately, here came Kray with a Thunder-charged pincer ready to Punch the living daylights out of this slippery customer. Thing is, it didn't do a lot of damage due to Eelektrik's resistance, and it definitely didn't do enough to force it to release Delilah, but it did give the innocent Chinchou a much needed recharge. Eelektrik had had enough of dealing with that issue, however, and put a stop to it by coating Delilah heavily in a Gastro Acid attack. Delilah started to look sick; now she couldn't Absorb the Voltage being flung around any more! However, the extra electricity given to her before did raise her spirits, and she started Flailing around, pummeling Eelektrik with fins, flippers, anything she could until it couldn't hold on to her any longer. Its hold soon loosens just enough for Delilah to escape and for Kray to Chip Eelektrik Away from her. Still, losing Volt Absorb made this battle even less of a surety.

    After it crashed into an old door, splintering it into many pieces, it rebounded straight into the two fish and Sprayed more Acid all over them, badly damaging both their health and their Special Defenses. Sheesh, this fish wasn't giving anyone a break! They had to try to finish Eelektrik off now. Delilah allowed Kray a chance to swim alongside her before both started Surfing the wave she summoned. She then adds in another Bubble bath before sending it straight into Eelektrik. "Did we beat it...?" Hyrem asked quietly. That had to have done it...

    Rattle rattle...

    Hyrem and Andy could only tense up again before an all too familiar light pattern streaks up towards Delilah and Kray again. A Wild Charge attack! Seriously, what would it take to bring this guy down? Hyrem could only think of one more option.

    "Quick, Delilah, dodge the attack and then use Waterfall to send it flying! Then use one more Surf attack and let that Eelektrik get all washed up!" he orders his Chinchou. "Andy, maybe if we combine our Surf attacks, that'll be enough to beat Eelektrik! It's worth a shot!"

    The battle was reaching its climax, and the situation was even more dangerous than before for Delilah and Kray, and in effect, Hyrem and Andy. Would the foursome finally beat such a fearsome fish? ...Or would Eelektrik soon have a smorgasbord at its flippers? It all came down to what Andy decided... was Hyrem right with his strategy? Maybe Andy had an even better one...
    Delilah was now free from the Eelektrik's clutches, at least that was one problem solved. But they weren't out of the woods yet, and taking a potential meal away from their opponent only seemed to make it more determined to put both of the attacking Pokemon on the menu.

    This battle felt like it had been going on for hours and both Kray and Delilah had taken a lot of damage, Andy wondered whether it was now only sheer willpower that kept them going as they took the brunt of more hits before Delilah's counter-attack sent the Eel crashing through a wooden door, sending splinters of wood floating away in all directions.

    For a moment there was silence and Andy wondered if the battle was finally over.

    "Did we beat it...?" Came Hyrem's voice, mirroring his thoughts.

    The group seemed to relax, ready to celebrate their seeming victory, but it seemed that any pats on the back would have to wait and the sound of movement rattled echoingly through the hole that the Eelektrik had left.

    "It can't be..." Muttered Andy in disbelief.

    But it was, the electrical flickering and crackling now coming from the hole confirmed that their opponent was not done with them just yet. Like a bullet it shot from the hole, cutting through the water towards Kray and Delilah. The trainers would have to think fast.
    Hyrem was first off the mark, shouting out his orders to Delilah before turning to Andy.

    "Andy, maybe if we combine our Surf attacks, that'll be enough to beat Eelektrik! It's worth a shot!" Andy was sure he could here a mixture of emotions in his fellow Trainer's voice, both highs and lows. Desperation. Determination. Fatigue. Hope. Hyrem wasn't ready to give up, and that was all Andy needed to get behind this plan.

    "It certainly is, and why just combine the Surfs?" Said Andy with a nod, "Besides, if we don't beat it now, we may not have anything left to lose... But first..."

    And turned his attention back to the Pokemon.

    "Kray, Eelektrik's attack is almost definitely going to hit one of you, even if we try to dodge it, so Harden as much as you can and take the hit." Although both of the Pokemon had taken a beating, Andy assumed that Delilah would probably still be hurting from having the squeeze put on her not too long ago. And with her ability to absorb the electricity neutralised, this hit would probably do even more damage.
    "Then time your attacks with Delilah's for a double Waterfall and and double Surf attack. Show that rotten Eel what we're made of, and why we're not going to give up!"

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    Hydro-Electric Dam

    Myahoo: Trying your best to block out the low buzz ringing in your ears courtesy of the Hydro-Electric Dam, you try to get a head on the situation. The Bidoof was picking up pace again en route to the dam, scampering on the log like a treadmill as it tried to keep balance. With Lanturn and every other Electric Type engrossed in the generator, the weight of the problem was hoisted back on your shoulders as you send Stream back into the line of action. Barely making it out of the turbine’s grasp alive, the Finneon sets sail toward the ‘Doof looking to intercept its course. In position, Stream swims toward the speeding log his butterfly fins boosting him ahead... SMACK With the driftwood caught in the reservoir’s rapid currents Finneon is easily saddled ten feet into the air, floundering back into the waters with a light splash. You eye through the crystal clear reservoir with growing concern for the butterflyfish, bubbles running off his body as well as blood spools from his tiny nostrils. He’s not out of it yet though, and fueled with determination as he veers toward the log seconds from shattering against the concrete barrier.

    The Bidoof covers its beady eyes with its paws, oblivious to Stream who bobs to the surface and lets off a Surf. A wave starts to pick up just ahead of the Finneon, building as it swallows the beaver into its current. You sigh in relief as the wave starts to break and the Bidoof crashes safely against the lumber dam. A few of the spectating beavers lug him off to the bank were its chastised by a Bibarel who was probably its mother. With crisis averted you scan beneath the surface for Stream and panic quickly starts to resurface. He was trapped in the strong current of the turbine again and this time he was having a lot more trouble! You notice the Finneon’s gills flaring through exhaustion as his swimming sends him nowhere. Tuckered out and closing distance toward the spinning propeller blades, you can only watch in horror as Stream collapses through fatigue and the turbine swallows him up... A huge lump fills your throat as you drop to your feet in despair. After just one adventure one of your Pokémon had been ground up into tuna. Sinking further into a depression you can hardly hear the buzzing sound anymore. It takes a firm grip of your shoulder to bring you back to your senses, Volkner’s ocean blue eyes penetrating yours.

    “Get up.” he commands, coaxing you to begrudgingly comply, “Fish Pokémon are sucked into those things all the time. They’ll end up either on the other side or somewhere in the filtering system. I think we should try the latter first.” Considering how unwilling he was to cooperate just a few minutes ago you can’t help but feel taken aback by his sudden mood swing. Rescuing a Finneon from the dam’s filtering system hardly seemed like a dangerous mission. You study his expression, he’s eyes locked on the structure as he appears to be X-Raying it again. “What I’m actually worried about is the dam. See those sparks? And that humming noise? It means that there’s a power overload, my guess is it happened when we shut the turbine back on. That’s why Electric Pokémon are being drawn to it. If we don’t shut down the generator soon the dam could break down for good, and that’d leave the whole continent without any power”, a smirk suddenly flickers on the gym leaders face, his eyes smouldering as he clenches his fists in excitement, “It could be dangerous...”

    “The Electric types are acting weird, we should travel back on foot”, the trainer brandishes two Pokéballs aiming one at the bank and the other at the reservoir, simultaneously withdrawing the Luxray and Lanturn still allured by the electromagnetic field. He then signals you to follow as he heads back down the mountainous terrain. After about a minute of hiking you come to a walkway stretching from one side of the dam to the other. Volkner starts to follow it, gesturing you in tow with a wave of his hand. Squinting down the valley you spot dozens of Pokémon from your vantage point. A chain-link of Magnamite were hovering through the sky, and what looked like a pasture of cotton candy turned out to be a herd of Mareep - they were all homing into the Power Generator like a giant magnet. Wildfire quivers timidly as the deafening surges of water get louder, one of the cylinders just a stretch below your footing. You hang onto the railings cautiously, lost in thought until Volkner comes to a standstill. The blond had stopped facing a metal door which gave a click as he twisted its handle. You boldly break through the threshold, a set of lights flickering on automatically.

    “Be on guard Melissa”, Volkner smiles, “The dam is run by itself so quite a few electric types have managed to make a home here” You strain ahead curiously, the pristine corridor deserted sans for a few blueprints scattered untidily on the tiled floor. Volkner picks them up, shuffles through them and passes you Blueprints A, B, C and D. You pore through the detailed schematics with a rising sense of confusion. The room you were in appeared to be the G1 Entrance, just a beeline ahead the path forked into three directions. The heavy double doors at the end of the corridor were safeguarded by two poles, electricity bouncing from one to the other – the 1.21 Gigawatt force field. Whatever lay ahead of that door was either incredibly important or exceedingly dangerous...

    Volkner eyes the forcefield for a few seconds, then faces you, “It’ll be best if we split up from here. I’ll head to the Control Room on the basement floor and shut down this forcefield. You can check out the Power Turbine for your Pokémon. We can meet back here at fourteen-hundred hours, got it?” synchronising watches, you shake hands and break apart. Volkner heads off down the leftmost path and you nervously bear right. You come across another doorway, the sound of gushing water barely penetrating its cracks and lifting your spirits. Wildfire trembles within your jacket as you gingerly turn the handle... but it doesn’t budge. Just ahead of the handle you spot a keypad flickering red to indicate the room was locked. Jamming random numbers indicates the code is 3 digits long. At a loss for what the password might be, maybe you ought to look for a clue in the blueprints?
    Melissa winced when she spotted her fish thrown ten feet into the air by the speeding log and peered through the water to check on how he was doing. At the sight of the blood, she was almost tempted to call the rescue off, but Stream was already rushing straight towards the log again; this time, he let off a Surf and was able to get the Bidoof safely out of harm's way. The teen sighed in relief and turns to smile at her butterflyfish, but her stomach dropped at the sight of him fighting against the turbine's current. The tension in her shoulders shot straight back to max as she watches her exhausted Finneon get dragged closer and closer to the spinning propeller blades. She scrambled to get his Pokeball off her belt to return him to the safety of the sphere, but, right as she was about to take it off, he got sucked into the turbine.

    Wildfire moaned at the disappearance of his teammate, burying his head into the crook of Melissa's neck, but the teen didn't even register the movement; she was still staring at the location where her Pokemon disappeared, frozen, with blank disbelief written across her face. She couldn't believe she'd just lost a Pokemon to the man-made structure. It just wasn't the sort of thing she'd ever thought about. Sure, she knew adventuring was dangerous, but, in every worst case scenario she'd dreamed up, she'd never expected this.

    After another moment of staring blankly at the turbine, Wildfire sniffling quietly into the side of her neck, the despair started to sink in, inching its way through the numb disbelief and clutching her heart in a vice grip. What did she care about the dam's odd buzzing now? Someone else could go solve the mystery, while she stood here and mourned the loss of her Pokemon.

    The sight of the turbine blurred and she blinked rapidly, before turning away from the sight and clenching her fists. It had been stupid to wish that she'd just been dreaming and that Stream would come swimming back up to them any second now. She gritted her teeth when she felt a firm grip on her shoulder; she really didn't want to deal with the damned Gym Leader at the moment. Besides, what did he care? she thought bitterly. He was just hoping for something exciting to happen, so he could go running headlong into it.

    She opened her eyes (when had she closed them? she wondered distantly) and glared at him, gaze accusing, angry, and grief-stricken. She wanted to yell at him, shrug his hand off her shoulder, but, instead, she gingerly lifted Wildfire off her shoulder and comforted him as he snuggled into her chest this time, still sniffling, while she dropped her gaze when the echidna was in her arms.

    "Get up," he told her, and she was very tempted to refuse. She shot him another glare, demanding to know why he couldn't just let her deal with this, but he continued anyway. "Fish Pokemon are sucked into those things all the time. They'll end up either on the other side or somewhere in the filtering system. I think we should try the latter first." Melissa eyed him, suspicious. Why the complete turn around? Again, what did he care for this inexperienced trainer who he'd wanted to accompany him for backup? Besides, it was such a mundane task; he had no reason to offer to help.

    The blond had turned his attention back to the dam, in the meantime. "What I'm actually worried about is the dam. See those sparks? And that humming noise? It means that there's a power overload, my guess is it happened when we shut the turbine back on. That's why Electric Pokemon are being drawn to it. If we don't shut down the generator soon the dam could break down for good, and that'd leave the whole continent without any power." She spotted the smirk that crossed Volkner's face, how his eyes smouldered and his fist clenched in excitement. "It could be dangerous..."

    Of course, she thought bitterly, looking down at Wildfire, who'd stopped sniffling at the possibility that Stream could still be alive. All he wants to do is go find some dangerous, reckless adventure; never mind that I'd been under the impression that my Pokemon had been sliced into mincemeat. She shook her head to dispel the thoughts brought up by her depression. Volkner looked ready to go and she figured she'd need a clear head for whatever they were going to get into next.

    Setting Wildfire back on her left shoulder, she returned Storm to her Pokeball and followed the blond man down the side of the steep bank. When they reach a walkway set into the dam, he turned onto it and Melissa followed, distantly wondering how he knew his way around the dam. The teen's curiosity gently rising to prod her, she turned to look over the valley and felt subdued amazement at the Electric Pokemon that had gathered at the dam. There were lines of Magnemite, floating in front of the dam, and a stretch of fluff coming closer even as she watched; a moment later, she realized it was a herd of Mareep and, had she been less down, she would have made a note to grab one of them once she was done. Wildfire shuddered as the pair walked over one of the streams of water pouring from a turbine, tightening his grip on her shoulder, and Melissa gently scratched his head, reassuring without speaking.

    Even though she was holding onto the railing, she almost lost her balance when Volkner stopped, having not paid much attention to him as they walked along the walkway. He opened a door in the dam and, after a moment's hesitation and a glance at the water flowing beneath her, she crossed the threshold, blinking at the lights that flickered on. She glanced at Volkner out of the corner of her eye when he started speaking again; she doesn't miss the smile on his face. "Be on guard, Melissa. The dam is run by itself so quite a few Electric types have managed to make a home here." She strained her eyes further down the deserted corridor, noticing a few blue papers on the floor; she assumed they were blueprints of the structure and nodded when Volkner handed her four Blueprints. She skimmed them quickly, figuring that they were at the G1 Entrance, and, heading down the corridor, she raised an eyebrow at the two charged poles bouncing electricity between them.

    "It'll be best if we split up from here. I'll head to the Control Room on the basement floor and shut down this forcefield. You can out the Power Turbine for your Pokemon. We can meet back here at fourteen-hundred hours, got it?" Melissa turned to Volkner when he started speaking, seeing that he had been eying the forcefield, as well. She wanted to roll her eyes at the "fourteen-hundred hours" part (Cute, military time, she thought sardonically), but she nodded, syncing her watch with his and shaking his hand. She watched him head down the left path until he turned the corner, before she headed down the right path. The pair reached another doorway after a moment of walking and the sound of gushing water on the other side lifted her spirits, though she tried not to let it rise too much; Wildfire, on the other hand, shivered from inside her jacket, where he'd moved only a moment before, at the sound of all the water.

    Sure enough, when Melissa tried to turn the handle, it didn't move and her spirits dipped at the obstacle. Glancing at the door handle, she spotted a keypad flickering red. She sighed, thinking that it wasn't unexpected; if the structure ran, more or less, by itself, they'd need something to keep the wild Pokemon out of the more dangerous rooms. She tapped a few random numbers into the keypad to see how long the password was and it turned out to need three numbers.

    The teen took a seat on the floor in front of the door and began trying to figure out what the password could be. She pulled out the blueprints Volkner had handed her earlier, thinking someone might have put a clue on it and, sure enough, she spotted "PSWRD" and a picture of a Chinchou underneath her location. Her brow furrowed as she tried to figure out what it could mean. She climbed back to her feet, still deep in thought and typed in a few trios. 524. 246. 987. 352. Glancing at the picture again, a thought hit her hard and she scrambled to pull out her Pokedex, searching up Chinchou. It dinged after a moment, saying:

    "Number 170: Chinchou, the Angler Pokemon. A Water-Electric Pokemon, it evolves in Lanturn at level 27. It discharges positive and negative electricity from its antenna tips to shock its foes."

    Melissa ignored everything after Chinchou's number, typing in 170 into the keypad. This time, she was sure she was right, so she waited expectantly for the keypad to flash green with her hand on the handle.

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    Son of Shadows: Escaping a water grave by the skin of your teeth, a sensation of guilt crashes over you when Aegis doesn’t resurface. You lunge back through the watery threshold, straining down the subsurface until you spot the shark vigorously jostling the turtle trying to shake him out of his carapace. With the shell not staying still long enough for you to get a good aim, you decide to head back down after him, brandishing another Pokéball for reinforcement. The ball bursts open in your hands, Livewire floundering from the burst of light and veering deeper into the ride’s scenery on your command. The Sharpedo was too preoccupied ravaging it victim to spot the flatfish coming, and as his shadow casts over it it’s too late. The Stunfisk sniggers mischievously, slapping onto the shark’s hammerhead and releasing an eruption of Earth Power. A quick blast as the three separate gives you a split second to act. You grip both Pokéballs in each hand, biting your lip in concentration as you take aim for Livewire and Aegis. Two bolts of red light cross paths as they arc down the murky depths, hitting the Water Pokémon and vacuuming them to safety. With your adrenaline waning you start to gasp for air again. The surface wasn’t far but you were exhausted, a stitch growing in your chest as you powered upward. Before you can reach the surface a last choke of air escapes your mouth, bubbles rising upward as the scenery starts to fade out of view. Water filling with lungs, your oxygen starved brain quickly coaxes you out of consciousness...

    You felt a pounding on your chest, water running up your throat and spilling from your mouth. You roll onto your front and start to cough, spluttering as much of the salty water you could muster. When your throat eases you take a look around, you were lied on a stretcher in a white medical tent, and a trainer with brown hair tied in a ponytail smiling down at you. “Almost thought ya wouldn’t make it”, she grins, “When Raine rescued the lil tyke it took him a while to realise ya’d gone back under! I’m Terri by the way, Raine’s missus” You sit up in silence, painful flashes of the day’s event flooding back into view. Team Aqua activists had tried sabotaging the wildlife reserve twice now, and a feeling of unease swirls through your stomach like seasickness. The wildlife trainer seems to read your expression, “Don’t worry mate. We caught a bandana’d fella near the rollercoaster who confessed to everything. He’s in our custody until the police get here. Not to mention we only have the Shamu show left and those thugs wouldn’t stand a chance with Raine around! You should catch a seat now, not long ‘till the show starts!” Not managing to fully ease your troubled mind you quickly take to your feet, not feeling comfortable sat put in a medical tent. The woman sends you another smile before you head off through the white curtains greeted by warm rays of sunshine. Spinning around in awe you soak in the amazing panorama of Shamu Stadium. You were stood in the arena, a mammoth sized tank just ahead and fenced off by the stands which you could only imagine held thousands. The first few rows of bleachers had the words ‘SPLASH ZONE’ scrawled on the benches; you’d have to remember to give it a wide birth if you could. Circling the stadium you come to a standstill at a stairway leading into the pool. A man was stood at the edge of the tank, his black wetsuit shimmering in the sun’s rays.

    “G’day, mate!” Raine twists around to face you, “The missus was mighty worried about ya’, but I knew you’d pull through. Fancy meeting Shamu before the big show?” Without an answer the blond brandishes a Wailord-shaped whistle dangling from his neck and starts to blow down it. Your ears strain for a noise but you don’t hear anything. Suddenly, a low bellow breaks through the water and you make out the silhouette of the biggest Pokémon you’d ever seen. The blimp-like whale sails through the water with its pectoral fins propelling it upwards. You almost slip off the pedestal in panic as the Wailord grows larger than you could imagine. Water runs off its head as it breaks through the surface as it shoots a jet from its blowhole, but you could sense something was wrong. Shamu’s beady black eyes were glazed with a sickly complexion as his cheeks coloured a shade of green. The whale moaned as it rolled onto its back, a sudden belch almost knocking you off your feet. You have to pinch your nose as the clear blue water dyes a nasty yellow, the Wailord heaving up his lunch. Trying not to make eye contact with the drifting chunk of Remoraid you look toward Raine who looks completely taken aback, “I don’t know what’s come over him... How’s he gunna perform like this?” Perhaps you had something handy to cure the food poisoning. What will you do?

    Rainbow Reef

    Trainer Andy & Dark Searchman: Just as the lamprey looked down for the count, danger shot back with a vengeance giving you a split second to react. Hyrem suggests they sync up attacks and Andy follows suit, the two fish Pokémon staring down their enemy who was homing in with no telling which Pokémon the eel would strike. The crawdad crosses its pincers and starts to Harden its battle armour, glistening as it becomes more fortified. Meanwhile, Delilah goes for evasive manoeuvres, floundering out of sight before she could get throttled by the electric boogaloo. The pre-emptive dodge wasn’t needed as the Eelektik homes into Kray. Flattening him like a steamroller in a burst of voltage it’s only his raised defences that keep him hanging on by the skin of his teeth. The fried lobster locks eyes with the angler fish as the two move in for a counter strike. Ricocheting off the creaky floorboards the two jet forward with the power of a cascading Waterfall behind them. Spiralling around each other at mach speed, the two rocket into the lamprey for a devastating blow. The eel slinks into the floorboards, splintering a few meters of wood before coming to a stop. Teetering on the brink the Pokémon’s patters start flickering like a old light bulb, his gills flaring from fatigue. You can see the desperation in its glare as it rips from the parquet in a last ditch attempt to take down its prey. The lamprey starts bouncing off the walls wildly, Thrashing its tail about with the last of its energy. It manages to cuff Delilah who winces in pain before demolishing into another wall weakening the ship’s structural integrity. The two Pokémon share a nod, deciding it high time to put the Eelektrik out of its misery. Waving their arms in unison they channel a huge Surf which arcs down ship, the sheer power of the current almost sucking you two in. As it ploughs down the room it only adds to the destruction, pieces of splintered wood flying everywhere and the whole structure threatening to collapse. Finally the wave crashes on its target, the eel’s lights going out signalling a clean KO Level up for Kray and Delilah!

    You quickly share a high-five before until the creaking of the boat reminds you you’re not out of trouble just yet. However, the unease coursing through both your bodies now couldn’t hold a candle to the emotions to come. A maniacal laughter rings through the headset, coaxing you both to turn around to face Briney. He had a mad look in his eyes as his hand jealously dangled over the Red Orb, he seemed to be looking for just the right moment to prize it... “It was my grandpa who got me off the hook”, he starts as you share a look of confusion, “The great Briney the first. He was the one who caught me smuggling stolen goods from Rustboro to Slateport. I told him I got sucked into Team Aqua’s ideals, that I didn’t know what I was getting into when I joined up”. And like that, realisation comes on you like a crashing wave. The Red Orb that’d sunken this ship was the one of great legend. And the man who’d mentored you through the cruise activities was an evil criminal bent on using it for no good. The man quickly stifles any thoughts or exchanged glances as he boastfully continues, “Of course, the old fool believed me. And whilst the rest of Team Aqua are rotting in jail I’m here. Face to face with the legendary Red Orb! I and I alone shall fulfil their mission and expand the world’s oceans! KYOGRE SHALL BE MINE!”

    Fear echoes through the quickly collapsing shipwreck as Briney locks his fingers around the lustrous sphere. On his touch the orb explodes in a burst of red light, your eyes jamming shut on instinct to block out the blinding flare. Squinting ahead with all your efforts you catch Briney rising through the water, his eyes smouldering scarlet as ancient runes surfaced on his skin. The ruby orb was pulsing light a heartbeat, and as the beating got faster it suddenly gave off a shockwave of energy. You both share a tingling sensation as it breaks through the deck and ripples out into the ocean like a homing beacon. Driftwood starts raining from the sky as the vessel shakes violently, a cloud of dust obscuring your view to nothing but a scarlet silhouette which you have to filter out as the structure starts to collapse. Andy’s eyes dart frantically through the dust for the exit, but it had been closed off by debris. Hyrem’s eyes dart toward a fissure in the ceiling and signals Andy in tow as he heads toward it. Swimming faster than their arms and legs could carry them they manage to break through the threshold just before it collapsed on itself. Briney had fled the scene, but you had a bigger problem on your hands. Andy attempts to speak through his headset, but all Hyrem hears is a desperate splutter. Turning his attention to the trainer, Hyrem’s heart skips a beat. There was a huge puncture in Andy’s oxygen tank, his dial quickly diving into critical levels. Hundreds of feet below the surface you’d need to get swimming and fast!

    Kakatua Lagoon

    Balmund: Between the physical and emotional torture it’s hard to keep your anger in check. The mermaid manages to provoke a comeback as you jeer through bloody teeth. She leaves you with the empty echoes of laughter which you manage to siphon out focussing on the chase ahead. The two sharks were homing in on Ephraim and fast, it’d take all your battling prowess to shake two off at once. More blood splutters from your mouth as you volley orders to the dragon who nods curtly, stretching his dorsal fins as the two drifted into range. In an impressive show of speed one of the Sharpedo Jets forward like a bullet, spiraling into a cocoon of Aqua as it cuffs the seahorse in the chest. Meanwhile the second Sharpedo’s Skull flickered white as it joined into brawl, attempting to Bash into the Kingdra at mach speed. The dragon was primed for battle as he twisted rapidly on the spot, trapping the incoming torpedo in a powerful current. The Whirlpool quickly swells to full size sucking in the other Sharpedo, the two predators snapping aggressively as they endeavour to break free. Buying enough time Ephraim ducks out of the eddy and sets course toward you. You lift yourself off the ground as far as the shackles will stretch, fresh pain stemming from your chafing manacles as you gave the seahorse plenty of room to aim. Ephraim doesn’t need it, the unmatched marksman shoots a fine Pulse of Dragon energy from his muzzle with tenacious accuracy.

    The blast lands on the link between your cuffs making them shatter apart and freeing you from your bounds. You feel the relief on your aching muscles as you stretch your arms forward for the first time, lifting off the ground in a naive sense of freedom. It’s only when you catch a glimpse of the waning whirlpool behind Ephraim that you switch back to your game face. One of the Sharpedo had ripped out of the eddy with a Aqua Jet, and the other was attempting to imitate this technique. The shark speeds forward, its Fangs bare and glistening with crystals of Ice energy. Ephraim loads aims and fires a powerful Octazooka, the stream of ink peppering the incoming Sharpedo and impairing its view. The Pokémon had picked up too much speed however, crashing into the Kingdra’s spiny body and ravaging blind with a frosty gnaw. By this point the second of the Sharpedo had broke free and was dizzily homing in on the action. It only had eyes for Ephraim, but stubborn on unleashing the beast within you recklessly dive forward. Your tailfin propels you into a charge and as the shark goes in for the seahorse you quickly intercept with a tackle. You can’t imagine who the ‘attack’ hurt more as you rub your temple in pain, the Pokémon’s Rough Skin like sandpaper on your scalp. You strain ahead lightheadedly - a blur of the Sharpedo speeding into focus. With its face scrunched up in Rage you have no time to dodge as it cuffs you in the stomach. All the wind seems to escape your gills as you bowl over in pain, trying your best to rasp together another string of orders. With your attempts at triggering an awakening proving fruitless, maybe you ought to leave the fighting to Ephraim... What will you do?

    Hydro-Electric Dam

    Myahoo: After poring through the blueprints you’re almost certain you’ve found a clue scrawled on the first page of schematics. With the thoughts of reuniting with Stream spurring you on you nervously thumb Chinchou’s index number into the keypad. Jamming 170 your smile widens with success as the blinking red light switches to green. Twisting the handle your ears prick to the subtle clicking, the sound of gushing water shortly blocking out all sound - the hinges creaking as the door budges open. Breaking into the G2 Power Turbine you were stood on a long metal platform several meters above the rapid stream. You notice on the other side of the stream an identical length of platform, the two a good six foot apart and impossible to cross between. Your eyes quickly travel down the room, the fast flowing current churning into a turbine that was spinning rapidly. Fixed above the turbine was a copper rotor, giant electromagnets spinning within it creating a flow of electrons that were being pumped to the main generator. You watch the sparks of electricity dance up and down the rotor with piqued curiosity, until arguing voices quickly send you on high alert.

    “Ereki! Ere Ere!”
    “Erekid! Ere!”

    The squabbling emanating from the other side of the vicinity seems to be coming from behind the generator. You budge closer to the left in hopes of seeing into the blind spot, a pair of striped yellow Pokémon panning into view. You notice they’d dismantled part of the machine and had jabbed one of the spark plugs into a Magikarp. Judging by the smoke blowing from its fried scales and the aroma of tasty cod you quickly work out the two Elekid were grilling the koi for dinner. One of the juveniles thumps the other on the head, waving at the carp as if to say he’s overcooked it. The Electric Pokémon snaps back, snatching the spark plug from out of the Magikarp’s side and holding it over its head. Panic courses through your veins as the other Eelekid brandishes a fresh butterflyfish... it was Stream! Unconscious in its mitts, he’d soon be made into a meal if you didn’t act fast. The stream was too wide to cross yourself, but maybe you could throw a Pokéball or two across to defuse the situation. What will you do?

    For the intents and purposes of this adventure I won’t be letting you just recall Stream to his Pokéball :P Imagine the Elekid would move in the way of the capture beam on any attempt.

    Crater Lake

    Itzatrap: You can’t help but wonder if you’re cut out for ranch work as the Blitzle slips out of your fingers and canters toward the gates to freedom. This fleeting feeling of doubt quickly passes however as you wield another Pokéball, taking aim and launching it ahead of the galloping zebra. The red-white sphere spins through the hot air, crashing to the ground as Keane makes his comeback. As Bolt made a dash for the gates he was Quickly cut off by the Scyther who appeared ahead of the gate in a green blur. Wings churning, the praying mantis stretches its blades wide in a show intimidation rather than Attack. The foal neighs in shock as it pulls a U-turn back toward Olli. The Chimchar readies himself, jumping into a Wheel as his body combusts in Flames. Speeding down the field leaving a track of flames in his wake the ape makes contact with Blitzle, only to be Kicked in the gut by his right hoof. Olli yelps as the zebra socks him with the left hoof sending him careering into the steeple like a football, doubling over on the earth as his flames snuff into cinders. The equine scuffs the floor with his hoof before breaking into a Charge, sparks of electricity flying Wildly down his rump as he picks up momentum. Chimchar manages to lift himself up, stumbling tipsily as he regains his bearings. Olli strains ahead, a yellowish blur coming into focus giving him a split second to fire off a Flamethrower. The stream of boosted inferno engulfs the foal, the corral feeling like a hot furnace as you edge a safe distance away. When the smoke clears you spot Olli panting in fatigue, quickly finding Bolt who’s teetering on the brink of a knockout. The zebra stands charred from head to hoof in raw blisters, staring down its foe stubbornly. The old farmer throws you out of focus with an encouraging slap on the back, “You’ve got him kid, just make sure the chimp makes him know whose boss and then clinch it by getting him to saddle up”
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    Myahoo: After poring through the blueprints you’re almost certain you’ve found a clue scrawled on the first page of schematics. With the thoughts of reuniting with Stream spurring you on you nervously thumb Chinchou’s index number into the keypad. Jamming 170 your smile widens with success as the blinking red light switches to green. Twisting the handle your ears prick to the subtle clicking, the sound of gushing water shortly blocking out all sound - the hinges creaking as the door budges open. Breaking into the G2 Power Turbine you were stood on a long metal platform several meters above the rapid stream. You notice on the other side of the stream an identical length of platform, the two a good six foot apart and impossible to cross between. Your eyes quickly travel down the room, the fast flowing current churning into a turbine that was spinning rapidly. Fixed above the turbine was a copper rotor, giant electromagnets spinning within it creating a flow of electrons that were being pumped to the main generator. You watch the sparks of electricity dance up and down the rotor with piqued curiosity, until arguing voices quickly send you on high alert.

    “Ereki! Ere Ere!”
    “Erekid! Ere!”

    The squabbling emanating from the other side of the vicinity seems to be coming from behind the generator. You budge closer to the left in hopes of seeing into the blind spot, a pair of striped yellow Pokémon panning into view. You notice they’d dismantled part of the machine and had jabbed one of the spark plugs into a Magikarp. Judging by the smoke blowing from its fried scales and the aroma of tasty cod you quickly work out the two Elekid were grilling the koi for dinner. One of the juveniles thumps the other on the head, waving at the carp as if to say he’s overcooked it. The Electric Pokémon snaps back, snatching the spark plug from out of the Magikarp’s side and holding it over its head. Panic courses through your veins as the other Eelekid brandishes a fresh butterflyfish... it was Stream! Unconscious in its mitts, he’d soon be made into a meal if you didn’t act fast. The stream was too wide to cross yourself, but maybe you could throw a Pokéball or two across to defuse the situation. What will you do?

    For the intents and purposes of this adventure I won’t be letting you just recall Stream to his Pokéball :P Imagine the Elekid would move in the way of the capture beam on any attempt.
    Alright, I'll keep that in mind, though Melissa will definitely try. :P

    At the sight of the blinking red light turning green, Melissa smiled, turned the door's handle, and pushed the door in, hearing the click of the door for a moment before the sound of rushing water washed over her. She found herself on a platform several meters above the rushing water with another platform on the other side of a six-foot gap. The teen immediately looked into the river, tracing its path back to the spinning turbine and the apparatus above it, though she didn't spot her Pokemon anywhere in the water. The sparks of electricity dancing up and down the copper rotor caught her attention for a moment and she stared at it, mesmerized, until a pair of voices broke her out of her daze.

    The voices seemed to be coming from the other side of the generator, so the teen edged left to peer around the structure, spotting a pair of Elekid on the other side. She noticed that they'd taken apart part of the machine and had jabbed something at a Magikarp. From the smoke rising from the fish and the traces of cooked cod that she could catch, she figured the thing had ended up cooking the Magikarp. She watched as one of them hit the other over the head and it looked like he was yelling at the other one about overcooking it. The second one snapped back and pulled out the spark plug, but what the first Elekid pulled out next had her heart practically stuttering to a stop. It had Stream!

    Her eyes darted towards the cooked Magikarp and her first instinct was to find a way across to physically help rescue her Pokemon. A glance at the still-six-foot gap sent a combined rush of panic and anger throughout her body. She turned a glare at the two Electric types; there was no way in hell she was going to let them eat her Pokemon.

    She snatched his Pokeball from her waist and tried to bring him back, but all that did was bring the pair's attention to her. With a snarl and a glare at them, she glanced at Wildfire, gaze softening at the sight of her starter. She kept one eye on the fish-eaters, as she asked, "You feeling up for another battle, Wildfire?"

    He tilted his head in confusion and returned with a "Qui-il. Quil, quil?"

    She sighed. "Stream's unconscious and there's a pair of Elekid over there, about to cook him up."

    At the information, the Cyndaquil clambered out of her jacket and up to her left shoulder, so he could flare his flames out in anger. "Cyn-da-quil! Quil, quil! Cyn! Da! Quil!" he yelled angrily at the Elekid on the other side, the echidna quivering with restrained fury.

    Melissa smirked at his response. "I'll take that as a yes."

    She set him down and pulled off his Pokeball, but he stopped her for a moment. "Qui-il, cyn-da-quil," he told her and she nodded, taking off another Pokeball from her belt. She tapped him with the first Pokeball, turning him into a blaze of red energy, before she stood up and turned back to the other platform. Sending the two Elekid a vicious grin, she tossed the two Pokeballs to the other side, materializing Wildfire and Mar on the other side of the divide.

    "Wildfire, use Aerial Ace on the one holding Stream and use Quick Attack to return to Mar's side. Mar, use Harden while Wildfire's getting Stream and then be ready to use Shadow Claw to cover Wildfire's back," she called out to them, eyes blazing at the prospect of getting back at the Elekid. It didn't really matter to her that the two were probably just doing what they always did; they had brought her Pokemon into danger and she was going to do everything she could to rescue him. She then commented thoughtfully to herself, her sharpened gaze never leaving the double battle, "It's too bad we don't have any dirt in here; that would have made everything much easier."

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    Myahoo: With stream about to be fried and eaten you quickly wrack up a rescue plan, prizing a Pokéball and recalling Wildfire. With the waterway too wide to cross yourself, you chuck the two spheres over to the other platform. Cracking open with a burst of light, the two quadrupeds switch into battle stances as they stare down the electric double act. Wildfire’s back erupts in flames as he lets off a pitchy squeal, meanwhile Mar eyes up the metal constructs with a hungrily before growling at the Elekid brandishing his teammate. The two Electric Pokémon snigger as they edge forward, eager for a punch-up as sparks dart between their horns. You suddenly spot a subtle difference in the juvenile’s skin tones; one was categorically paler than the other. You volley off a set of orders, drowned out somewhat by the racket of gushing water, and the two monsters spring into action. First off the bat Wildfire pounces forward in an Aerial manoeuvre rAcing for the front most Elekid and pouncing into his tummy. The plug Pokémon is slinks back as the Finneon slips out of his hold and starts floundering through the air. Your eyes follow the fish with your heart pounding wildly, the paler Elekid managing to catch the fish before it can fall into the river.

    As relief washes over you, you fix your attention back to the brawl ahead. A hair’s distance from the electric fighters, Wildfire looks to make a quick getaway. The Elekid’s arms whirl as it generates electricity, flailing its fist in a Thunder Punch. The echidna manages to Quickly escape from the Attack’s range skedaddling down the side of the platform and coming to a halt behind the metal monster. Mar holds his ground, his carapace shining intensely as he Hardens his battle armour. On the other side of the platform, the paler Elekid had propped up a Light Screen out of thin air, the pane of glass sandwiched between the opponents. Not wasting any time the other juvenile starts spinning his arms again, churning up more voltage as he tackles forward with another Thunder Punch. The Aron’s foot glistens like a dark Night, swiping at the Elekid with a Slash just as he’s cuffed in the jaw by the electrical wallop. The two break apart, Aron skidding back a few inches as sparks flew up and down his shell whilst the Elekid tumbles rearward falling behind the Light Screen. The paler Elekid tails off the round, generating a flurry of Swift stars which pepper against the two fighters for a decent hit, meanwhile flourishing the comatose Finneon in a protective grasp. What will you do?
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    Trainer Andy & Dark Searchman: Just as the lamprey looked down for the count, danger shot back with a vengeance giving you a split second to react. Hyrem suggests they sync up attacks and Andy follows suit, the two fish Pokémon staring down their enemy who was homing in with no telling which Pokémon the eel would strike. The crawdad crosses its pincers and starts to Harden its battle armour, glistening as it becomes more fortified. Meanwhile, Delilah goes for evasive manoeuvres, floundering out of sight before she could get throttled by the electric boogaloo. The pre-emptive dodge wasn’t needed as the Eelektik homes into Kray. Flattening him like a steamroller in a burst of voltage it’s only his raised defences that keep him hanging on by the skin of his teeth. The fried lobster locks eyes with the angler fish as the two move in for a counter strike. Ricocheting off the creaky floorboards the two jet forward with the power of a cascading Waterfall behind them. Spiralling around each other at mach speed, the two rocket into the lamprey for a devastating blow. The eel slinks into the floorboards, splintering a few meters of wood before coming to a stop. Teetering on the brink the Pokémon’s patters start flickering like a old light bulb, his gills flaring from fatigue. You can see the desperation in its glare as it rips from the parquet in a last ditch attempt to take down its prey. The lamprey starts bouncing off the walls wildly, Thrashing its tail about with the last of its energy. It manages to cuff Delilah who winces in pain before demolishing into another wall weakening the ship’s structural integrity. The two Pokémon share a nod, deciding it high time to put the Eelektrik out of its misery. Waving their arms in unison they channel a huge Surf which arcs down ship, the sheer power of the current almost sucking you two in. As it ploughs down the room it only adds to the destruction, pieces of splintered wood flying everywhere and the whole structure threatening to collapse. Finally the wave crashes on its target, the eel’s lights going out signalling a clean KO Level up for Kray and Delilah!

    You quickly share a high-five before until the creaking of the boat reminds you you’re not out of trouble just yet. However, the unease coursing through both your bodies now couldn’t hold a candle to the emotions to come. A maniacal laughter rings through the headset, coaxing you both to turn around to face Briney. He had a mad look in his eyes as his hand jealously dangled over the Red Orb, he seemed to be looking for just the right moment to prize it... “It was my grandpa who got me off the hook”, he starts as you share a look of confusion, “The great Briney the first. He was the one who caught me smuggling stolen goods from Rustboro to Slateport. I told him I got sucked into Team Aqua’s ideals, that I didn’t know what I was getting into when I joined up”. And like that, realisation comes on you like a crashing wave. The Red Orb that’d sunken this ship was the one of great legend. And the man who’d mentored you through the cruise activities was an evil criminal bent on using it for no good. The man quickly stifles any thoughts or exchanged glances as he boastfully continues, “Of course, the old fool believed me. And whilst the rest of Team Aqua are rotting in jail I’m here. Face to face with the legendary Red Orb! I and I alone shall fulfil their mission and expand the world’s oceans! KYOGRE SHALL BE MINE!”

    Fear echoes through the quickly collapsing shipwreck as Briney locks his fingers around the lustrous sphere. On his touch the orb explodes in a burst of red light, your eyes jamming shut on instinct to block out the blinding flare. Squinting ahead with all your efforts you catch Briney rising through the water, his eyes smouldering scarlet as ancient runes surfaced on his skin. The ruby orb was pulsing light a heartbeat, and as the beating got faster it suddenly gave off a shockwave of energy. You both share a tingling sensation as it breaks through the deck and ripples out into the ocean like a homing beacon. Driftwood starts raining from the sky as the vessel shakes violently, a cloud of dust obscuring your view to nothing but a scarlet silhouette which you have to filter out as the structure starts to collapse. Andy’s eyes dart frantically through the dust for the exit, but it had been closed off by debris. Hyrem’s eyes dart toward a fissure in the ceiling and signals Andy in tow as he heads toward it. Swimming faster than their arms and legs could carry them they manage to break through the threshold just before it collapsed on itself. Briney had fled the scene, but you had a bigger problem on your hands. Andy attempts to speak through his headset, but all Hyrem hears is a desperate splutter. Turning his attention to the trainer, Hyrem’s heart skips a beat. There was a huge puncture in Andy’s oxygen tank, his dial quickly diving into critical levels. Hundreds of feet below the surface you’d need to get swimming and fast!


    With determination and the combined power of their Pokemon on their side the decisive blow was finally dealt to the Eelektrik. A wave of relief washed over, causing his body to sag in exhaustion.

    "We did it..." Andy half laughed, almost in disbelief, "We did it!" He said again as a victorious high five was shared between the two Trainers

    A tired, battered looking Kray made his way to his Trainer's side, giving him a look that seemed to mean, "Did you ever doubt me?"

    "Level 11 now Kray," Andy smiled, patting his Pokemon on the head, "Keep this up and you'll be a Crawdaunt in no time." Andy was still smiling as he turned to Hyrem. "Delilah was great too, she's really...."

    Andy's compliment was cut short as the creaking of the old wreck brought them back to reality. The familiar uneasy, claustrophobic feeling began to creep back, ramped up even more when a mad cackling crackled into the headset. It wasn't coming from Hyrem, and it certainly wasn't himself, which caused Andy to quickly spin round to look at the only other member of their group, whom Andy had almost forgotten about in the chaos of the battle.

    Briney was over by the Skeleton, the one that had given Andy such a fright earlier, his hands outstretched, reaching for the red orb clasped in the corpses hand. His gaze was wild as his voice came again over the comms.

    “It was my grandpa who got me off the hook”, he starts as Andy and Hyrem share a look of confusion, “The great Briney the first. He was the one who caught me smuggling stolen goods from Rustboro to Slateport. I told him I got sucked into Team Aqua’s ideals, that I didn’t know what I was getting into when I joined up”. The realisation of what Briney was talking about almost knocked the wind out of Andy. The Red Orb that lay before them now was the one of legend, one that Andy had lay awake many nights reading about in his books. And now the man who’d brought them to this place was intent on using its power for his own, no doubt twisted, purposes. “Of course, the old fool believed me." Briney continued on his maniacal speech, "And whilst the rest of Team Aqua are rotting in jail I’m here. Face to face with the legendary Red Orb! I and I alone shall fulfil their mission and expand the world’s oceans! KYOGRE SHALL BE MINE!”

    With that the crooked Captain grasped the Orb, sending the blinding red flash throughout the rotting ship. Andy shielded his face with his hands, squeezing his eyes shut until the light seemed to dim. Squinting cautiously Andy catches sight of a figure that seemed to be bathed in the red light that had just spread from the Orb, it seems to exude from his body, glowing through his skin in peculiar patterns and glyphs. The Briney that he'd met on the beach after catching Kray seemed to be long gone now, lost to the power of the Orb, which now seemed to have come alive, pulsing and throbbing with mystical energy. Another wave of light spewed from the Orb, passing through the Trainers and the ship itself, out into the ocean beyond. The ship begins to shake sending dust, debri and driftwood flying in all directions, obscuring Andy's view of any way out. Luckily Hyrem seemed to have noticed something above and signalled for Andy to follow, which he did, kicking his legs with all his might as the ship began to collapse around them.

    "I don't see Briney anywhere." Andy said to Hyrem over the headset, "Maybe he... glrk" All of a sudden, Andy was finding it harder to breath, as if somebody filled his snorkelling mask with foam. Panic began to kick in as he began to flail wildly. It was then that he saw it, a puncture in his oxygen tank, which must have been caused by some of the loose debri from the ship. Andy tried his best to hold his breath and think of how he could plug the puncture, however the rising panic made it hard to him to think straight. He looked to Hyrem with fear in his eyes, his fellow Trainer seemed to also noticed Andy's predicament.

    Andy could only think of one thing to do, swim as fast as he could and hope he could hold his breath until the got closer to the surface. It wasn't the best plan, but it was all he could manage in his current panic-stricken state.

    "Swim... hurry..." was all he could manage, the depleting oxygen levels making even this a struggle. If Hyrem had any better ideas, he would gladly hear them.

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    Myahoo: With stream about to be fried and eaten you quickly wrack up a rescue plan, prizing a Pokéball and recalling Wildfire. With the waterway too wide to cross yourself, you chuck the two spheres over to the other platform. Cracking open with a burst of light, the two quadrupeds switch into battle stances as they stare down the electric double act. Wildfire’s back erupts in flames as he lets off a pitchy squeal, meanwhile Mar eyes up the metal constructs with a hungrily before growling at the Elekid brandishing his teammate. The two Electric Pokémon snigger as they edge forward, eager for a punch-up as sparks dart between their horns. You suddenly spot a subtle difference in the juvenile’s skin tones; one was categorically paler than the other. You volley off a set of orders, drowned out somewhat by the racket of gushing water, and the two monsters spring into action. First off the bat Wildfire pounces forward in an Aerial manoeuvre rAcing for the front most Elekid and pouncing into his tummy. The plug Pokémon is slinks back as the Finneon slips out of his hold and starts floundering through the air. Your eyes follow the fish with your heart pounding wildly, the paler Elekid managing to catch the fish before it can fall into the river.

    As relief washes over you, you fix your attention back to the brawl ahead. A hair’s distance from the electric fighters, Wildfire looks to make a quick getaway. The Elekid’s arms whirl as it generates electricity, flailing its fist in a Thunder Punch. The echidna manages to Quickly escape from the Attack’s range skedaddling down the side of the platform and coming to a halt behind the metal monster. Mar holds his ground, his carapace shining intensely as he Hardens his battle armour. On the other side of the platform, the paler Elekid had propped up a Light Screen out of thin air, the pane of glass sandwiched between the opponents. Not wasting any time the other juvenile starts spinning his arms again, churning up more voltage as he tackles forward with another Thunder Punch. The Aron’s foot glistens like a dark Night, swiping at the Elekid with a Slash just as he’s cuffed in the jaw by the electrical wallop. The two break apart, Aron skidding back a few inches as sparks flew up and down his shell whilst the Elekid tumbles rearward falling behind the Light Screen. The paler Elekid tails off the round, generating a flurry of Swift stars which pepper against the two fighters for a decent hit, meanwhile flourishing the comatose Finneon in a protective grasp. What will you do?
    The teen gritted her teeth when Stream was sent flying. Well, she definitely wasn't going to try to get him before the two were knocked-out, again; Wildfire wasn't fast enough to steal the Finneon. She relaxed when Wildfire made it back behind Mar, dodging the Thunder Punch at the same time. She saw Mar's metal shine as he Hardened, but was distracted by the pane of glass popping up between the two sides. A Light Screen, huh? she thought, shaking her head. Well, that was fine with her. The Elekid wound up another Thunder Punch and Mar met it with a Shadow Claw, both Pokemon skidding backwards from the hits. That was when she noticed something odd about the Elekid. One of them was paler than the other. As the flurry of Swift stars peppered her Pokemon, she pulled out her Pokedex and brought up the picture of Elekid, glancing between it and the pair on the other platform.

    "Huh. Well, wha'd'you know? It's a shiny," she commented, stowing the Pokedex in her pocket. "Not that it matters." She refocused on the battle, eyes scanning the situation. "If they want to make this physical, I can make this physical," she muttered, before calling over to her Pokemon to issue her next orders, "Mar, use Headbutt to bring down that barrier and prepare a Metal Claw for their reply. Wildfire, send a Crush Claw their way and then an Ember if they follow you as you back up to Mar."

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    Raine's Wildlife Park

    Son of Shadows: Escaping a water grave by the skin of your teeth, a sensation of guilt crashes over you when Aegis doesn’t resurface. You lunge back through the watery threshold, straining down the subsurface until you spot the shark vigorously jostling the turtle trying to shake him out of his carapace. With the shell not staying still long enough for you to get a good aim, you decide to head back down after him, brandishing another Pokéball for reinforcement. The ball bursts open in your hands, Livewire floundering from the burst of light and veering deeper into the ride’s scenery on your command. The Sharpedo was too preoccupied ravaging it victim to spot the flatfish coming, and as his shadow casts over it it’s too late. The Stunfisk sniggers mischievously, slapping onto the shark’s hammerhead and releasing an eruption of Earth Power. A quick blast as the three separate gives you a split second to act. You grip both Pokéballs in each hand, biting your lip in concentration as you take aim for Livewire and Aegis. Two bolts of red light cross paths as they arc down the murky depths, hitting the Water Pokémon and vacuuming them to safety. With your adrenaline waning you start to gasp for air again. The surface wasn’t far but you were exhausted, a stitch growing in your chest as you powered upward. Before you can reach the surface a last choke of air escapes your mouth, bubbles rising upward as the scenery starts to fade out of view. Water filling with lungs, your oxygen starved brain quickly coaxes you out of consciousness...

    You felt a pounding on your chest, water running up your throat and spilling from your mouth. You roll onto your front and start to cough, spluttering as much of the salty water you could muster. When your throat eases you take a look around, you were lied on a stretcher in a white medical tent, and a trainer with brown hair tied in a ponytail smiling down at you. “Almost thought ya wouldn’t make it”, she grins, “When Raine rescued the lil tyke it took him a while to realise ya’d gone back under! I’m Terri by the way, Raine’s missus.” You sit up in silence, painful flashes of the day’s event flooding back into view. Team Aqua activists had tried sabotaging the wildlife reserve twice now, and a feeling of unease swirls through your stomach like seasickness. The wildlife trainer seems to read your expression, “Don’t worry mate. We caught a bandana’d fella near the rollercoaster who confessed to everything. He’s in our custody until the police get here. Not to mention we only have the Shamu show left and those thugs wouldn’t stand a chance with Raine around! You should catch a seat now, not long ‘till the show starts!” Not managing to fully ease your troubled mind you quickly take to your feet, not feeling comfortable sat put in a medical tent. The woman sends you another smile before you head off through the white curtains greeted by warm rays of sunshine. Spinning around in awe you soak in the amazing panorama of Shamu Stadium. You were stood in the arena, a mammoth sized tank just ahead and fenced off by the stands which you could only imagine held thousands. The first few rows of bleachers had the words ‘SPLASH ZONE’ scrawled on the benches; you’d have to remember to give it a wide birth if you could. Circling the stadium you come to a standstill at a stairway leading into the pool. A man was stood at the edge of the tank, his black wetsuit shimmering in the sun’s rays.

    “G’day, mate!” Raine twists around to face you, “The missus was mighty worried about ya’, but I knew you’d pull through. Fancy meeting Shamu before the big show?” Without an answer the blond brandishes a Wailord-shaped whistle dangling from his neck and starts to blow down it. Your ears strain for a noise but you don’t hear anything. Suddenly, a low bellow breaks through the water and you make out the silhouette of the biggest Pokémon you’d ever seen. The blimp-like whale sails through the water with its pectoral fins propelling it upwards. You almost slip off the pedestal in panic as the Wailord grows larger than you could imagine. Water runs off its head as it breaks through the surface as it shoots a jet from its blowhole, but you could sense something was wrong. Shamu’s beady black eyes were glazed with a sickly complexion as his cheeks coloured a shade of green. The whale moaned as it rolled onto its back, a sudden belch almost knocking you off your feet. You have to pinch your nose as the clear blue water dyes a nasty yellow, the Wailord heaving up his lunch. Trying not to make eye contact with the drifting chunk of Remoraid you look toward Raine who looks completely taken aback, “I don’t know what’s come over him... How’s he gunna perform like this?” Perhaps you had something handy to cure the food poisoning. What will you do?


    Surprisingly, Joshua's plan went off without a hitch. Livewire's Earth Power had been strong enough to blast Sharpedo with enough force to free Aegis. But, it had its repercussions. Joshua hadn't managed to gather enough adrenaline and oxygen to stay underwater for all that time, and just as he approached the surface, he lost consciousness and began to sink again...

    ---

    Oh God... I'm dead, aren't I? I drowned in the tank... Right? Well, not exactly. Joshua was awoken by a pounding on his chest and sudden rush of water from his lungs. He rolled on to his front, coughing furiously to get the last of the salt water out. It was disgusting, and yet somehow, his throat felt much more clear all of a sudden. Huh. He could probably sing beautifully now. Wait, this was what he was thinking right now? He was ALIVE. He, and many others could've died on that rollercoaster. But he was alive. Only just, but still.

    “Almost thought ya wouldn’t make it!" Oh my God, a mermaid. That's how I'm alive, a mermaid saved me. “When Raine rescued the lil tyke it took him a while to realise ya’d gone back under! I’m Terri by the way, Raine’s missus,” continued the woman who had been speaking to him. Raine married a mermaid? Seems logical for a sailor... I guess Billy's ok too, thank goodness for that. Joshua got up, looking at the woman in more detail. Specifically, whether she had scales or a tail. Apparently not. One of those mermaids that took human form on land then? This was getting silly now. He had more important things to deal with right now - Team Aqua had now sabotaged two attractions, and more were almost certainly to follow... But Terri seemed to read his mind. Maybe that was a mermaid power. “Don’t worry mate. We caught a bandana’d fella near the rollercoaster who confessed to everything. He’s in our custody until the police get here. Not to mention we only have the Shamu show left and those thugs wouldn’t stand a chance with Raine around! You should catch a seat now, not long ‘till the show starts!” Somehow, Joshua wasn't so sure that something wouldn't happen anyway. He decided to remain on guard... And perhaps have a talk with Raine. He burned with anger for this supposed protest, especially after it had almost killed innocent people. That crossed a serious line. Team Aqua, as far as he was concerned, were nothing more than terrorists. And he was going to make them pay, by hook or by crook. Joshua said a quick goodbye to the mermaid and walked out into the sunshine. Hopefully he'd warm up in it soon. Somehow, he'd wound up in the arena Shamu Stadium. The mermaid brought him here of all places? Well, there was Raine himself, looking as chipper as ever.

    "G’day, mate! The missus was mighty worried about ya’, but I knew you’d pull through. Fancy meeting Shamu before the big show?” The answer of course was a resounding yes, but Raine wasn't waiting for it. He blew a whistle to call it, and slowly but surely, the great Wailord rose to the surface, and water erupted from its blowhole. What a majestic creature... Though it was clearly unwell. “I don’t know what’s come over him... How’s he gunna perform like this?” Something about this stank of Aqua, and it wasn't just the vomit now filling Shamu's tank, perhaps the single most revolting thing Joshua had ever seen... Or smelt. Was there anything he could do? Well, he had a couple of Potions in his backpack, as well as some Lum Berries. Maybe those could help?

    "I've got a couple of things in my pack," he said, pinching his nose, "Maybe a Potion or Lum Berry could cure it? As a side note, next time Aqua shows up today, and I know they will... I'm helping out. They almost killed me and so many others today. Raine, let me help you fight them off if it comes to it. I'd like a little payback."
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    Trainer Andy & Dark Searchman: Just as the lamprey looked down for the count, danger shot back with a vengeance giving you a split second to react. Hyrem suggests they sync up attacks and Andy follows suit, the two fish Pokémon staring down their enemy who was homing in with no telling which Pokémon the eel would strike. The crawdad crosses its pincers and starts to Harden its battle armour, glistening as it becomes more fortified. Meanwhile, Delilah goes for evasive manoeuvres, floundering out of sight before she could get throttled by the electric boogaloo. The pre-emptive dodge wasn’t needed as the Eelektik homes into Kray. Flattening him like a steamroller in a burst of voltage it’s only his raised defences that keep him hanging on by the skin of his teeth. The fried lobster locks eyes with the angler fish as the two move in for a counter strike. Ricocheting off the creaky floorboards the two jet forward with the power of a cascading Waterfall behind them. Spiralling around each other at mach speed, the two rocket into the lamprey for a devastating blow. The eel slinks into the floorboards, splintering a few meters of wood before coming to a stop. Teetering on the brink the Pokémon’s patters start flickering like a old light bulb, his gills flaring from fatigue. You can see the desperation in its glare as it rips from the parquet in a last ditch attempt to take down its prey. The lamprey starts bouncing off the walls wildly, Thrashing its tail about with the last of its energy. It manages to cuff Delilah who winces in pain before demolishing into another wall weakening the ship’s structural integrity. The two Pokémon share a nod, deciding it high time to put the Eelektrik out of its misery. Waving their arms in unison they channel a huge Surf which arcs down ship, the sheer power of the current almost sucking you two in. As it ploughs down the room it only adds to the destruction, pieces of splintered wood flying everywhere and the whole structure threatening to collapse. Finally the wave crashes on its target, the eel’s lights going out signalling a clean KO Level up for Kray and Delilah!

    You quickly share a high-five before until the creaking of the boat reminds you you’re not out of trouble just yet. However, the unease coursing through both your bodies now couldn’t hold a candle to the emotions to come. A maniacal laughter rings through the headset, coaxing you both to turn around to face Briney. He had a mad look in his eyes as his hand jealously dangled over the Red Orb, he seemed to be looking for just the right moment to prize it... “It was my grandpa who got me off the hook”, he starts as you share a look of confusion, “The great Briney the first. He was the one who caught me smuggling stolen goods from Rustboro to Slateport. I told him I got sucked into Team Aqua’s ideals, that I didn’t know what I was getting into when I joined up”. And like that, realisation comes on you like a crashing wave. The Red Orb that’d sunken this ship was the one of great legend. And the man who’d mentored you through the cruise activities was an evil criminal bent on using it for no good. The man quickly stifles any thoughts or exchanged glances as he boastfully continues, “Of course, the old fool believed me. And whilst the rest of Team Aqua are rotting in jail I’m here. Face to face with the legendary Red Orb! I and I alone shall fulfil their mission and expand the world’s oceans! KYOGRE SHALL BE MINE!”

    Fear echoes through the quickly collapsing shipwreck as Briney locks his fingers around the lustrous sphere. On his touch the orb explodes in a burst of red light, your eyes jamming shut on instinct to block out the blinding flare. Squinting ahead with all your efforts you catch Briney rising through the water, his eyes smouldering scarlet as ancient runes surfaced on his skin. The ruby orb was pulsing light a heartbeat, and as the beating got faster it suddenly gave off a shockwave of energy. You both share a tingling sensation as it breaks through the deck and ripples out into the ocean like a homing beacon. Driftwood starts raining from the sky as the vessel shakes violently, a cloud of dust obscuring your view to nothing but a scarlet silhouette which you have to filter out as the structure starts to collapse. Andy’s eyes dart frantically through the dust for the exit, but it had been closed off by debris. Hyrem’s eyes dart toward a fissure in the ceiling and signals Andy in tow as he heads toward it. Swimming faster than their arms and legs could carry them they manage to break through the threshold just before it collapsed on itself. Briney had fled the scene, but you had a bigger problem on your hands. Andy attempts to speak through his headset, but all Hyrem hears is a desperate splutter. Turning his attention to the trainer, Hyrem’s heart skips a beat. There was a huge puncture in Andy’s oxygen tank, his dial quickly diving into critical levels. Hundreds of feet below the surface you’d need to get swimming and fast!
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    With determination and the combined power of their Pokemon on their side the decisive blow was finally dealt to the Eelektrik. A wave of relief washed over, causing his body to sag in exhaustion.

    "We did it..." Andy half laughed, almost in disbelief, "We did it!" He said again as a victorious high five was shared between the two Trainers

    A tired, battered looking Kray made his way to his Trainer's side, giving him a look that seemed to mean, "Did you ever doubt me?"

    "Level 11 now Kray," Andy smiled, patting his Pokemon on the head, "Keep this up and you'll be a Crawdaunt in no time." Andy was still smiling as he turned to Hyrem. "Delilah was great too, she's really...."

    Andy's compliment was cut short as the creaking of the old wreck brought them back to reality. The familiar uneasy, claustrophobic feeling began to creep back, ramped up even more when a mad cackling crackled into the headset. It wasn't coming from Hyrem, and it certainly wasn't himself, which caused Andy to quickly spin round to look at the only other member of their group, whom Andy had almost forgotten about in the chaos of the battle.

    Briney was over by the Skeleton, the one that had given Andy such a fright earlier, his hands outstretched, reaching for the red orb clasped in the corpses hand. His gaze was wild as his voice came again over the comms.

    “It was my grandpa who got me off the hook”, he starts as Andy and Hyrem share a look of confusion, “The great Briney the first. He was the one who caught me smuggling stolen goods from Rustboro to Slateport. I told him I got sucked into Team Aqua’s ideals, that I didn’t know what I was getting into when I joined up”. The realisation of what Briney was talking about almost knocked the wind out of Andy. The Red Orb that lay before them now was the one of legend, one that Andy had lay awake many nights reading about in his books. And now the man who’d brought them to this place was intent on using its power for his own, no doubt twisted, purposes. “Of course, the old fool believed me." Briney continued on his maniacal speech, "And whilst the rest of Team Aqua are rotting in jail I’m here. Face to face with the legendary Red Orb! I and I alone shall fulfil their mission and expand the world’s oceans! KYOGRE SHALL BE MINE!”

    With that the crooked Captain grasped the Orb, sending the blinding red flash throughout the rotting ship. Andy shielded his face with his hands, squeezing his eyes shut until the light seemed to dim. Squinting cautiously Andy catches sight of a figure that seemed to be bathed in the red light that had just spread from the Orb, it seems to exude from his body, glowing through his skin in peculiar patterns and glyphs. The Briney that he'd met on the beach after catching Kray seemed to be long gone now, lost to the power of the Orb, which now seemed to have come alive, pulsing and throbbing with mystical energy. Another wave of light spewed from the Orb, passing through the Trainers and the ship itself, out into the ocean beyond. The ship begins to shake sending dust, debri and driftwood flying in all directions, obscuring Andy's view of any way out. Luckily Hyrem seemed to have noticed something above and signalled for Andy to follow, which he did, kicking his legs with all his might as the ship began to collapse around them.

    "I don't see Briney anywhere." Andy said to Hyrem over the headset, "Maybe he... glrk" All of a sudden, Andy was finding it harder to breath, as if somebody filled his snorkelling mask with foam. Panic began to kick in as he began to flail wildly. It was then that he saw it, a puncture in his oxygen tank, which must have been caused by some of the loose debri from the ship. Andy tried his best to hold his breath and think of how he could plug the puncture, however the rising panic made it hard to him to think straight. He looked to Hyrem with fear in his eyes, his fellow Trainer seemed to also noticed Andy's predicament.

    Andy could only think of one thing to do, swim as fast as he could and hope he could hold his breath until the got closer to the surface. It wasn't the best plan, but it was all he could manage in his current panic-stricken state.

    "Swim... hurry..." was all he could manage, the depleting oxygen levels making even this a struggle. If Hyrem had any better ideas, he would gladly hear them.
    This was an unpredictable Eelektrik... which Pokemon would it attack: Delilah or Kray? Well, Delilah made darn sure she was ready for Eelektrik's Wild Charge as her Volt Absorb ability was neutralized earlier. But it turned out Kray was the target; the only reason why the Corphish could survive such a powerful attack was because he had Hardened himself a few seconds before the Eelektrik collided into Kray with electricity coursing everywhere. It was a wonder Kray actually did survive; Hyrem was sure it would take more than a simple defensive move to survive that, it had to be Kray and his fighting spirit that helped him avoid a watery grave. Now it was their turn, and they would hit the EleFish hard with a double Waterfall attack. The combined upward currents send Eelektrik through more floorboards until it could stop itself. Now with its lights flickering... well, it started to get desperate. It bounced all over the old walls and even managed to hit Delilah in its speedy Thrashing before coming to a stop. Now was the time. Delilah and Kray time their movements together once again as they summon two more waves and combine them into one huge one. All Surf, no sand. And it crashes throughout the ship, taking wood and a bunch of other stuff, even almost taking the trainers with it, and sending it all straight into one target. Heh heh...Eelektrik didn't stand a chance against that.

    Just like with the battle against Exeggutor, Hyrem could relax once again. "We did it..." he could hear Andy say. "Yeah... we did..." he heard himself respond.

    "We did it!!" Andy said victoriously.

    "Yeah! Awesome!" said Hyrem as the two trainers high-fived each other.

    "Chou..." Delilah said weakly but happily, her lures also flickering, but still bright enough to lighten Hyrem's day as he took his Angler Pokemon and hugged her.

    "You were great! Not only are you cute, you just took down a really tough Pokemon for someone of your level, with some help, of course. I knew I was right picking you over that Basculin!" he said to his still bright Chinchou. He started to gain a deep admiration for Eelektrik, though. It likely would've been a challenge for any of Hyrem's Pokemon, even Sera. Man, if I could have an Eelektrik of my own... he thought to himself.

    CRRREEEAAAAAAKKKKK!!!!!

    Whoops, I guess they stayed in that ship too long! They had to get themselves out of there-

    "GHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!" the crazed laughter resonates through Hyrem's headset and into his ears. He quickly turns toward the man who had been ignored throughout the battle:

    "Briney? ...What's going on?" he asked. The captain's hand hovered over the bright red sphere held by the skeleton from earlier. He looked like he had just found the one thing that would change his life forever. Hyrem's first thought was that this was something that could be sold for millions, but it was so much more than that...

    “It was my grandpa who got me off the hook,” Briney starts to say. Hyrem looks towards Andy, who was just as clueless as he was, then back to Briney. “The great Briney the first. He was the one who caught me smuggling stolen goods from Rustboro to Slateport. I told him I got sucked into Team Aqua’s ideals, that I didn’t know what I was getting into when I joined up.”

    "Team Aqua...?" he started to ask... and then gasped. No... it couldn't be!

    Hyrem's father had told him about countless adventures that he had in every region of the world, but it was his adventures in the Hoenn region that he would talk about most frequently. While there, he and his friends met up quite a few times with two shady organizations: Team Magma and Team Aqua. Team Magma wanted to expand the lands, while Team Aqua had plans to make the whole world wet and wild. This ultimately led up to a huge conflict between the two organizations in which each side had a powerful legendary Pokemon under their control; Team Magma had Groudon, and Team Aqua had Kyogre. (well, technically his friend's Pikachu had control of Groudon, but that's not relevant) And guess what Team Aqua used to control Kyogre? A Red Orb, and now that Hyrem was taking a good look at this rose-colored treasure, he could visualize the very magical sphere that could control the legendary Pokemon.

    So this was Briney's true purpose. This was why he brought all these trainers on his cruise, why he had everyone go on this diving expedition... why Hyrem and Delilah are now good friends. All so one man could fulfill his evil intents.

    Hyrem is snapped out of his thoughts as Briney continues: “Of course, the old fool believed me. And whilst the rest of Team Aqua are rotting in jail I’m here. Face to face with the legendary Red Orb! I and I alone shall fulfil their mission and expand the world’s oceans! KYOGRE SHALL BE MINE!”

    The ship is enveloped in red light as Briney firmly grasps the Red Orb, and Hyrem has to shield his eyes to avoid being blinded. After that, he then sees Briney rise up, his eyes blood red and the rest of his body covered in ancient runes signifying his soul bonding with Kyogre's. Now a second wave pulses for what was probably miles, and the resulting shockwave ripples through Hyrem, creating an increased sense of fear in him. Well, no wonder, the ship was crumbling even faster now, and the cloud of debris that formed obscured everything save for a bright red figure continuing to rise through the deep waters.

    That mattered, for sure, but the highest priority was getting out of a collapsing shipwreck. Andy tried the exit they came in, but that was blocked off; they kind of overdid things in the battle. Now Hyrem looks around... he spots something!

    "Andy, look, the ceiling!" he shouts to the other trainer. The two trainers and their fish swim as fast as they can through the hole and just barely make it before the entire ship crumbles to the deep ground. Whatever happened to Slowpoke and Eelektrik was unknown.

    "I don't see Briney anywhere." Hyrem could hear Andy say, "Maybe he... glrk"

    "Andy? ...Oh no, ANDY!!" he shouted in horror.

    You see, I don't know what could've ripped through Andy's oxygen tank like what Hyrem saw, but, sure enough, there was a huge gash that was all too easily seen. "Swim... hurry..." Andy struggled to say as he started swimming towards the surface, but there was no way he was going to make it alone.

    "Delilah, Kray, you've gotta come help me quick!!" Hyrem said urgently as he swam up behind Andy and locked his arms around him, beneath his chest and above his waist, so Andy could swim along with him. As Hyrem starts paddling with his legs, he could see Delilah and what looked like Kray trying to pull Andy up as well.

    Legs, don't stop! he thought to himself as he starts grimacing. Arms, don't lose your hold! He was so tired. "Delilah, Kray, give it all you've got!" he said out loud. He was asking so much of two Water Pokemon who were so battle weary already, who knows when their energy would give out? "Andy... hang in there!!" he then said with gritted teeth. He was running out of energy himself, but he knew any moment he took to stop and rest might cost Andy his life. The surface was so far away... Would they make it?


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    Balmund: Between the physical and emotional torture it’s hard to keep your anger in check. The mermaid manages to provoke a comeback as you jeer through bloody teeth. She leaves you with the empty echoes of laughter which you manage to siphon out focussing on the chase ahead. The two sharks were homing in on Ephraim and fast, it’d take all your battling prowess to shake two off at once. More blood splutters from your mouth as you volley orders to the dragon who nods curtly, stretching his dorsal fins as the two drifted into range. In an impressive show of speed one of the Sharpedo Jets forward like a bullet, spiraling into a cocoon of Aqua as it cuffs the seahorse in the chest. Meanwhile the second Sharpedo’s Skull flickered white as it joined into brawl, attempting to Bash into the Kingdra at mach speed. The dragon was primed for battle as he twisted rapidly on the spot, trapping the incoming torpedo in a powerful current. The Whirlpool quickly swells to full size sucking in the other Sharpedo, the two predators snapping aggressively as they endeavour to break free. Buying enough time Ephraim ducks out of the eddy and sets course toward you. You lift yourself off the ground as far as the shackles will stretch, fresh pain stemming from your chafing manacles as you gave the seahorse plenty of room to aim. Ephraim doesn’t need it, the unmatched marksman shoots a fine Pulse of Dragon energy from his muzzle with tenacious accuracy.

    The blast lands on the link between your cuffs making them shatter apart and freeing you from your bounds. You feel the relief on your aching muscles as you stretch your arms forward for the first time, lifting off the ground in a naive sense of freedom. It’s only when you catch a glimpse of the waning whirlpool behind Ephraim that you switch back to your game face. One of the Sharpedo had ripped out of the eddy with a Aqua Jet, and the other was attempting to imitate this technique. The shark speeds forward, its Fangs bare and glistening with crystals of Ice energy. Ephraim loads aims and fires a powerful Octazooka, the stream of ink peppering the incoming Sharpedo and impairing its view. The Pokémon had picked up too much speed however, crashing into the Kingdra’s spiny body and ravaging blind with a frosty gnaw. By this point the second of the Sharpedo had broke free and was dizzily homing in on the action. It only had eyes for Ephraim, but stubborn on unleashing the beast within you recklessly dive forward. Your tailfin propels you into a charge and as the shark goes in for the seahorse you quickly intercept with a tackle. You can’t imagine who the ‘attack’ hurt more as you rub your temple in pain, the Pokémon’s Rough Skin like sandpaper on your scalp. You strain ahead lightheadedly - a blur of the Sharpedo speeding into focus. With its face scrunched up in Rage you have no time to dodge as it cuffs you in the stomach. All the wind seems to escape your gills as you bowl over in pain, trying your best to rasp together another string of orders. With your attempts at triggering an awakening proving fruitless, maybe you ought to leave the fighting to Ephraim... What will you do?
    Ephraim manages to trap the pair of sharks, though not without enduring a quick bash from one of them before that. Such speed! It was truly something to be wary of, and Balmund wondered how much the Kingdra's superb marksmanship would make up for that. At the very least it had managed to buy them enough time to free Balmund from his shackles, and though he knew it would hardly make a difference, he could at least attempt to play a more active part in this rather one-sided matchup.

    The sharks are quick to free themselves from the powerful current summoned forth by Ephraim, and they charge, fangs beared, straight into seadragon. The Kingdra is quick to take aim and fires a powerful stream of ink towards one of the Sharpedo, but it had already gained too much momentum and rams into the Dragon-type, sinking its ice-coated fangs into his spiny body. The other one was already on its way to double up the pain for Ephraim, but it hadn't counted at all on Balmund's interferance, who quickly tackles it, propelled by his new tailfin. Truth to be told, Balmund wasn't sure how effective his attack actually was, and he found his head ringing and his scalp bleeding after making contact with the shark's Rough Skin. As expected, the Sharpedo rataliates in pure Rage, cuffing Balmund powerfully in the abdomen, forcing him to bend over in pain; he could almost feel the gash opening up again. Even in this new body, man was still no match for beast, but it wasn't like Balmund had any delusions of grandeur, no. He had accomplished what he wanted, to give Ephraim just enough breathing room to edge out victorious in this battle, even if it costed him his life. It was better to die trying, than not try at all. Despite the pain, he couldn't help grinning at this small victory. Maybe he had lost his mind, or maybe he was already drunk with the rush of battle he was so familiar with, though his usual opponents also tended to be human.

    "Ephraim, shake it off with a point-blank Dragonbreath." He commanded to the Kingdra who still struggled to break free from the jaws of his opponent. The mist-flame of dragons was different from normal fire, and thus, not so easily quenchable by water. At this close range, it would hardly matter anyways. "Then with me! Dragon Pulse into a Draco Meteor!" Balmund remembered the teachings of his coach when dealing against multiple opponents. Always deal with only one of them at a time. This particular shark seemed to have taken the worst punishment so far. It was imperative to take him out at once! Balmund wasn't sure Ephraim could provide back up in time, but he was determined to fend off the enraged Sharpedo in the meantime. He may be no match for the fearsome predator in his current deplorable state, but fighting back was his best option so far. Attempting to run away would just inevitably end in failure. His thoughts turned to his tailfin, his newest acquisition, and also his newest weapon. Even moreso than normal legs, there was even a greater concentration of powerful muscles in his Gyarados-tail. Even Sharpedo would flinch from a good-slap from it. At worst, the shark would probably end up ripping a part of him out effortlessly, but it was still a good enough idea to try. Come at me, bro, Balmund though, I got a gift for you. He waited in growing anticipation.
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    Son of Shadows: You look into the glassy eyes of the sickly blue whale, your nose wrinkled as the stench of chum filled your nostrils and Raine sidled around helplessly. Your trainer instincts don’t fail you now as you quickly rummage through your inventory, plucking out a clove of Lum Berries known for curing status ailments. Whether this would do the trick remained to be seen, but as Raine gives you a ‘It’s worth a shot’ look you toss the green fruit into Shamu’s open mouth. Landing on the fold of his tongue which was as wide as a football net, the whale pivots back so it can slide down his gullet. You wondered if a higher dosage would be needed for such a huge mammal, but the effects kick in almost immediately. The Wailord’s greenish composure shifts to a navy blue, his eyes glistening and his mouth forming a wide grin - each tooth jutted out like a slab of concrete. Raine laughs in renewed excitement, slapping you on the back with all his appreciation. “Looks like the show will go ahead after all! You’d betta grab a seat whilst ya can mate. We’ll be gettin’ ready backstage!” You catch him rubbing his tummy as you make way to the bleachers, not taking too much notice as you find a seat with a good vantage.

    Parked in the ‘Splash Zone’ with a perfect view of the whole tank you sit back for the first time all day, the idea of another terrorist attack gone astray in your subconscious as you get hyped for the big event. Admissions for the star show had opened as people of all ages started spilling into the arena, the lower benches packed with spectators whilst the stands further up offered a much roomier view. It becomes hard to hear your own thoughts as noisy kids litter the splash zone, one kid playing with a Wailord toy bearing a striking similarity to Billy – bringing on a flash of memories from the near-death experience. This seems to sharpen your senses, keeping your eyes peeled for anyone suspicious as the stadium filled to its maximum capacity. Even if there was an Aqua hooligan somewhere in the crowd he’d be impossible to pick out now. You fix back on the tank were two flatscreens flickered on above, sporting an animation of Shamu emerging from the foamy surf with a summersault as the crowd erupts with excitement. Music (00.00-01.00) fills the stadium courtesy of the surround sound, nudging you to the edge of your seat as the water starts churning with activity. Suddenly! A pod of Lanturn soar from the surface, their bulbs blinking Flashly as they wave their flippers at the audience. The fish do a full circuit of the tank with a recital of leaps, Dives and summersaults – one clearing at least twenty feet of air! You wave goodbye and whistle in admiration as the Lanturn tail-walk from the front of the tank to the back, disappearing to thunderous applause. Next up, the Wailmer Pod take centre stage. Like huge beach balls the Pokémon roll to the surface, Bouncing into the air and Splashing at the crowd who give off a mix of applause and screaming. Left speechless as the salty white spray rains down from above, you couldn’t have imagined you’d be soaked head to toe. Your t-shirt clings to your skin whilst the drops of rain running down your forehead manage to clog your vision. Rubbing water out of your eyes you spot Terri, balanced perfectly on a Wailmer’s nose who rafts her to the edge of the pool to another round of cheers. She takes a bow before tossing a handful of fresh Remoraid into each calf’s open mouth.

    “And now ladies and gentlemen, the moment you’ve all been waiting for: The amazing Shamu!” the sea life trainer waves her hands with a flourish, the music reaching its climax and... Nothing happens. The music cuts and she looks around in confusion, “Ahem. The moment you’ve all been waiting for: The amazing Shamu!” Terri’s repetition doesn’t force any reaction out of the still waters. “One moment folks...” With that she rushes off behind stage and ruckus breaks out across the bleachers. You hear one person muttering that the old Wailord must be losing it in his old age, but you had a better theory. You’d sworn that if there was any more trouble with Team Aqua, you’d be the one to take them down. Maybe you ought to see what was going on backstage?

    Ampere Beach

    Dark Searchman & Trainer Andy: Stuck hundreds of feet below the surface with Andy’s oxygen reserves plunging to zero you had much more immediate problems to reckon with than an ex-Aqua convict. The odds were against you both, and the emptier the tank got the heavier it would be for Andy to lug. His eye’s dart around the fogged up snorkel in panic, Hyrem managing to keep a level head as he orders Delilah and Kray to watch their backs. With time cutting finer by the second there was nothing you could do but swim. Both breaking into front crawls you head toward the turquoise waters. The sea seems to get a few shades lighter as you leave the darkness of the deep sea trench, each lunge upward getting harder as pressure returned to normal. The suns rays broke through the turquoise waters like a homing beacon, and it was that you’d both focus on as you continued to gain altitude. With a fresh air supply Hyrem keeps shifting his eyes to check on Andy, focusing back ahead when he was sure the kid was okay. The Pokémon were equally concerned, Delilah nuzzling her way into the kid’s arms like a flotation device whilst Kray pinched his butt cheeks on the second to keep him from losing consciousness. You keep your eyes fixed on the blurred ball of light up ahead, shrugging over the school of Luvdisc that’d just swerved past and blocking out the high-frequency resonance of the Lanturn pod’s echolocation. Andy’s lungs crave the fresh air just a stretch ahead, each kick of his legs agonizing as a stitch seized a hold of his stomach. Andy starts feel lightheaded as consciousness starts to slip away, but clings desperately to the here and now. Just a few more lunges. Hyrem breaks through to the surface first, water running off his goggles as he snaps them onto his forehead. His heart skips a beat as he searches for Andy, who emerges from behind with an almighty gasp of air. You share a grin as Andy throws off his diving equipment, the punctured tank sinking back down to the bottom of the ocean.

    As panic settled your eyes sweep across the rocky waves, spotting Ampere Beach a mile out. The two agree to head back, breaking into a breast stroke which is quickly stifled by a loud clap of thunder. Odd drips of rain land on your heads, rippling against the water in growing tempo. Before you know it you’re caught in the middle of a shower, dark clouds billowing over the clear blue sky. The churning thunderclouds eclipse the warm sun with a low rumble. It looked like a good time to swim back to shore, but the waves start to pick up in size, casting you both out further out. With a flash of lightning panic fills the air. As you redouble your escape efforts the surf become treacherous, crashing violently and pulling you under. You can’t help wondering if this was triggered by the Red Orb, but survival quickly becomes the only thing on both your minds as you find yourself caught in a massive tidal wave! Delilah and Kray are much lighter, jetting up to the arc of the wave whilst you both stayed weighted in its crest. You reach out to grab your Pokémon who’d be your best bet at getting out of this alive, but the wave quickly collapses on itself, bubbles streaming from your mouth as you start to lose consciousness...

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    Trainer Andy: The muffled sound of breaking waves brings you out of your coma, salt water clogging your ears with your face half buried in sand. Rain was beating down hard, the cloudy sky painting the golden beach a dull monotone. Raising your head in confusion you take a fleeting look at the once crowded coast, the tourists no doubt driven away by the terrible weather conditions. Tipped sun loungers and slumps sand castles were all that remained of a perfect summer’s day. The thunderstorm seems to send memories flooding back in flashes and you suddenly start screaming for your friend. Jumping to your feet you scan the coast, running as fast as your legs could carry you toward the washed up body. Hyrem lay spread-eagled against the sand, Kray pinching his leg in hopes of triggering some sort of reaction whilst Delilah prodded him with mild jolts of her angler. His wetsuit was dishevelled and his oxygen tank had been cast away, he wasn’t breathing... You rush to the scene, batting away the crawdad and checking for a pulse. To your relief you feel a mild throbbing against your fingers as you wrap them against his neck. He was alive, but wouldn’t be for long if you didn’t act fast! What will you do?

    Dark Searchman doesn’t need to reply to this update, but he’s free to recap up until he loses consciousness.

    Kakatua Lagoon

    Balmund: You run your fingers through your hair, gills flaring as the shark’s collision knocks all the wind out your lungs. As you powered through the scattered pain you bear in mind that taking out the Sharpedo one at a time would make the struggle a damn sight easier, and stick to your guns on posing a diversion. With enough air to cough up Ephraim’s orders, you fix back on the hungry predator with a dangerous smirk. With one of the Sharpedo latched onto the seahorse with an icy hold, he quickly pivots his neck so his muzzle is a hair’s distance from its dorsal fin. In a split second the dragon lets loose a point-blank flare of his Dragon Breath, scorching the shark on the nose its beady eyes welting in pain. The Sharpedo breaks away as fast as its fins allow, wheeling a safe distance away before U-Turning back with a Rage smouldering in its eyes. Bashing into the Kingdra’s torso he slides back a few feet, but your attention is elsewhere as you border toward the other Sharpedo. The shark doesn’t see you as much of a threat and lunges in for the kill. It takes all of your reflexes bat your tail upward, the fin’s flat surface difficult to swish in the water’s resistance. With a slap you hit the foe in its underbelly, and caught off guard he ducks down toward it and Bites. Sinking his teeth through the sails of your tailfin the sting isn’t as intense as anything from the waist up, but you can’t help but yank back in struggle. You’d need to be in one piece for whatever lay ahead.

    Meanwhile, Ephraim relishes in the opportunity brought on by your antics, shooting off a Dragon Pulse which swats the shark in its pectoral fin and making it twist out of balance and snap in pain. The predator veers back on course, Rage building as it went in for another tackle at mach speed, this time clocking the seahorse in the cheek. Ephraim’s eyes squint as he holds back the pain, homing in on the Sharpedo that would quickly get his just deserts. You manage to salvage your limb from the shark’s tight lock, peering sideways in hopes of getting a look at the other battle. You still had to buy some more time with both Pokémon still standing... The Sharpedo rockets toward Kingdra with another Rage-fuelled savage, but before it can close the distance the dragon lets loose his ultimate attack. You don’t need to see, the coliseum momentarily flashes with golden light as a Draconic maelstrom erupts from Ephraim’s spot. A fiery Meteor shower rains down from the arc of the colisium, swallowing its target whilst a few stray flames catch the other Sharpedo who yelps in mangled pain and anger. As the blitzkrieg subsides you sweep across the cave which was in ruins. Debris and charred smoulders of dragonfire carpeted your half of the coliseum, one of the Sharpedo down with one more to go. You can’t repress a smirk as you wonder what must be going on in the mermaid’s head. This doesn’t take much thought though as she penetrates your skull for the third time, “Oh Balmund, look at what you’ve done! You’re such a messy bastard... No matter, I’ve been meaning to redecorate. I wonder how I’ll get out your bloodstains...” As you siphon her voice out of you head you look around for Ephraim. His gills were flaring in exhaustion, and he didn’t even acknowledge the lingering Sharpedo who was homing in fast with a Skull Bash. What will you do?

    Hydro-Electric Dam

    Myahoo: With Stream at stake the battle at the Power Turbine ploughs on. The Elekid duo were proving to be quite the ruffians, fists coiled as they went in for more. Your voice cracks over the boom of the torrent, another set of orders coaxing Wildfire and Mar into action. The latter kicks things off, scraping his foot against the tiled arena and breaking into a charge. Picking up pace the iron monster tucks his Head in as he Butts through the pane of glass, shattering on impact. With their line of defence shut down Wildfire takes his queue and scuttles down the side of the platform, overtaking Mar with his Claws bare. Homing into the regular Elekid whose arms were gyrating churning up more power, the echidna delivers the Crushing blow. With a snarl the plug Pokémon reels back, bumping into his shiny comrade who barks testily shoving it back into the firing line. The Elekid falls into a run as Wildfire retreats, managing to clip him on the rump with a Thunder Punch before he can make it behind Aron. With the butterflyfish in one hand the paler combatant dashes into the action, coiling a fist full of Fire in the other and Punching Mar on the crown. His metal skull glows red from the heat as he winces in pain, quickly retaliating with a Metal Claw. Boot shimmering like a razor blade he swipes it across the electric type’s chest, lacerating his torso albeit a resisted hit. Wildfire joins the fray again, setting his slit eyes on the normal Elekid and letting loose a flurry of Embers. The fiery cinders spurt around the foe’s feet as he comically dances on the spot. As the flames die out the Pokémon rounds on Wildfire and swings one of his throbbing feet against the echidna’s belly - sweeping the fire type off balance with a Low Kick. Meanwhile, the shiny Elekid keeps Aron at bay as it shoots off a Wave of electricity from its prongs which Thunders down the field and dances up his conductive armour. With Mar’s body locked in paralysis and Wildfire punted onto his back you still had a long way to go to claim back your Finneon! What will you do?

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    Itzatrap: You can’t help but wonder if you’re cut out for ranch work as the Blitzle slips out of your fingers and canters toward the gates to freedom. This fleeting feeling of doubt quickly passes however as you wield another Pokéball, taking aim and launching it ahead of the galloping zebra. The red-white sphere spins through the hot air, crashing to the ground as Keane makes his comeback. As Bolt made a dash for the gates he was Quickly cut off by the Scyther who appeared ahead of the gate in a green blur. Wings churning, the praying mantis stretches its blades wide in a show intimidation rather than Attack. The foal neighs in shock as it pulls a U-turn back toward Olli. The Chimchar readies himself, jumping into a Wheel as his body combusts in Flames. Speeding down the field leaving a track of flames in his wake the ape makes contact with Blitzle, only to be Kicked in the gut by his right hoof. Olli yelps as the zebra socks him with the left hoof sending him careering into the steeple like a football, doubling over on the earth as his flames snuff into cinders. The equine scuffs the floor with his hoof before breaking into a Charge, sparks of electricity flying Wildly down his rump as he picks up momentum. Chimchar manages to lift himself up, stumbling tipsily as he regains his bearings. Olli strains ahead, a yellowish blur coming into focus giving him a split second to fire off a Flamethrower. The stream of boosted inferno engulfs the foal, the corral feeling like a hot furnace as you edge a safe distance away. When the smoke clears you spot Olli panting in fatigue, quickly finding Bolt who’s teetering on the brink of a knockout. The zebra stands charred from head to hoof in raw blisters, staring down its foe stubbornly. The old farmer throws you out of focus with an encouraging slap on the back, “You’ve got him kid, just make sure the chimp makes him know whose boss and then clinch it by getting him to saddle up”
    Keane quickly disappears and in a few seconds appears before the zebra, who's plan to escape was trumped by the mantis as he covered the exit. It was now up to Olli, who rolled into a ball and burst into flames, rolling towards the electric zebra. As soon as he made contact with it, the trainer winced as his Pokémon was sent flying backwards by a double kick. "Hang in there buddy, I know you can do this!" Rob could only hope the fiery chimp heard his trainer's encouragement as he slowly got up, only to see a large yellow ball racing towards him. "Look out!" Rob screamed at Olli, he was sure this was going to be over if the attack made contact, but luckily Olli responded to the attack by sending a stream of fire toward the charging zebra, covering the field in smoke. "Come on, come on, come on!" Rob said to himself, until a very loud "Yes!" was probably heard across some distance, with the trainer being relieved that Olli made it out okay as the smoke faded, but also showing an extremely hurt Blitzle, with the farmer scaring him slightly as he slapped him in the back as he said, “You’ve got him kid, just make sure the chimp makes him know whose boss and then clinch it by getting him to saddle up”.

    "Thanks," he then turned to Olli, who had definely seen better days, "Okay, try to keep you distance as much as possible but as soon as you make eye contact with the Blitzle, Leer it to intimidate it enough so that you can slowly approach it. Make sure you do it slowly to not provoke it anymore. Then swing over its body and ride it, make sure you take control of it when you do that buddy! Make sure you hang on to it real tight! If you need to, use a little Strength to hold on to it's neck, but only to hold on and only if necessary." He then turned to Amos again, "I'm sorry I left the Blitzle in such a condition, we definitely didn't mean to harm it that much but we got carried away and I guess as long as we tame it, it's alright?" He chuckled nervously as he finished saying that, just as Olli gathered whatever power was necesseracy to finish this.
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    Ampere Beach

    Dark Searchman & Trainer Andy: Stuck hundreds of feet below the surface with Andy’s oxygen reserves plunging to zero you had much more immediate problems to reckon with than an ex-Aqua convict. The odds were against you both, and the emptier the tank got the heavier it would be for Andy to lug. His eye’s dart around the fogged up snorkel in panic, Hyrem managing to keep a level head as he orders Delilah and Kray to watch their backs. With time cutting finer by the second there was nothing you could do but swim. Both breaking into front crawls you head toward the turquoise waters. The sea seems to get a few shades lighter as you leave the darkness of the deep sea trench, each lunge upward getting harder as pressure returned to normal. The suns rays broke through the turquoise waters like a homing beacon, and it was that you’d both focus on as you continued to gain altitude. With a fresh air supply Hyrem keeps shifting his eyes to check on Andy, focusing back ahead when he was sure the kid was okay. The Pokémon were equally concerned, Delilah nuzzling her way into the kid’s arms like a flotation device whilst Kray pinched his butt cheeks on the second to keep him from losing consciousness. You keep your eyes fixed on the blurred ball of light up ahead, shrugging over the school of Luvdisc that’d just swerved past and blocking out the high-frequency resonance of the Lanturn pod’s echolocation. Andy’s lungs crave the fresh air just a stretch ahead, each kick of his legs agonizing as a stitch seized a hold of his stomach. Andy starts feel lightheaded as consciousness starts to slip away, but clings desperately to the here and now. Just a few more lunges. Hyrem breaks through to the surface first, water running off his goggles as he snaps them onto his forehead. His heart skips a beat as he searches for Andy, who emerges from behind with an almighty gasp of air. You share a grin as Andy throws off his diving equipment, the punctured tank sinking back down to the bottom of the ocean.

    As panic settled your eyes sweep across the rocky waves, spotting Ampere Beach a mile out. The two agree to head back, breaking into a breast stroke which is quickly stifled by a loud clap of thunder. Odd drips of rain land on your heads, rippling against the water in growing tempo. Before you know it you’re caught in the middle of a shower, dark clouds billowing over the clear blue sky. The churning thunderclouds eclipse the warm sun with a low rumble. It looked like a good time to swim back to shore, but the waves start to pick up in size, casting you both out further out. With a flash of lightning panic fills the air. As you redouble your escape efforts the surf become treacherous, crashing violently and pulling you under. You can’t help wondering if this was triggered by the Red Orb, but survival quickly becomes the only thing on both your minds as you find yourself caught in a massive tidal wave! Delilah and Kray are much lighter, jetting up to the arc of the wave whilst you both stayed weighted in its crest. You reach out to grab your Pokémon who’d be your best bet at getting out of this alive, but the wave quickly collapses on itself, bubbles streaming from your mouth as you start to lose consciousness...
    Each attempt to propel Andy up towards the surface was more and more difficult for Hyrem as the water pressure decreased and both humans were losing energy. The difference between the two was that Hyrem wasn't running out of air. He would look down at Andy and continue to encourage him through his own heavy breathing. Delilah also helped by pushing Hyrem up between his arms, and he could see Kray pinching Andy's butt to keep him awake. The light above continued to get brighter as the four reached closer to the surface, ignoring schools of Luvdisc and Lanturn and focusing only on the light. He looked back at Andy and could see he was starting to lose it.

    "No, Andy, keep going!" he shouted urgently. They were so close now! Hyrem kept pulling him up, and up, and up... He reached the surface along with Delilah and moved his goggles to his forehead so he could see above water better. But Andy wasn't surfacing! "Andy!? Where are you!? ANDY!!" he shouts some more in desperation, looking for any sign of him.

    Right on cue, his friend breaks the surface behind him with a huge gasp of air, and Hyrem was elated at that moment. They made it!! As Andy throws off his heavy oxygen tank, Hyrem looks for shore. Through all the turbulent waves, he could see Ampere Beach. It was a mile away, but they had to reach land as soon as they could.

    "C'mon, there's Ampere Beach, we've gotta try and get there!" Hyrem said to Andy.

    "Chou chin!" Delilah said to Kray just as urgently.

    They were only a few strokes in, however, when a storm rolled in.

    Rain fell upon them almost instantly; in fact, it could be said that a Drizzle had overtaken the group. Now it was really urgent that they get to shore, but every attempt to swim was only met with a giant wave that sent them further back into the ocean. Lightning flashes close by, the group starts to panic, and the waves were only getting stronger and pulling them back into the water. How were they supposed to fight against this? Well, I can answer that: they just weren't going to. This had to be Kyogre's handiwork, but there wasn't going to be any stopping it. Not when they were about to be swept up in a tsunami!

    Being the lighter beings, Delilah and Kray were swept up higher while Hyrem and Andy were brought lower down the wave. "DELILAAAAAAH!" Hyrem loudly calls out, reaching for his Angler, but unable to get even close to his Pokemon. The wave finally... crashes down- blub!

    And- glrb!

    The last thing- hlb!

    Hyrem could see- ulb blub glu!

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    was...

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    water...

    My claimed Pokemon is...Seviper!

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    Ampere Beach

    Dark Searchman & Trainer Andy: Stuck hundreds of feet below the surface with Andy’s oxygen reserves plunging to zero you had much more immediate problems to reckon with than an ex-Aqua convict. The odds were against you both, and the emptier the tank got the heavier it would be for Andy to lug. His eye’s dart around the fogged up snorkel in panic, Hyrem managing to keep a level head as he orders Delilah and Kray to watch their backs. With time cutting finer by the second there was nothing you could do but swim. Both breaking into front crawls you head toward the turquoise waters. The sea seems to get a few shades lighter as you leave the darkness of the deep sea trench, each lunge upward getting harder as pressure returned to normal. The suns rays broke through the turquoise waters like a homing beacon, and it was that you’d both focus on as you continued to gain altitude. With a fresh air supply Hyrem keeps shifting his eyes to check on Andy, focusing back ahead when he was sure the kid was okay. The Pokémon were equally concerned, Delilah nuzzling her way into the kid’s arms like a flotation device whilst Kray pinched his butt cheeks on the second to keep him from losing consciousness. You keep your eyes fixed on the blurred ball of light up ahead, shrugging over the school of Luvdisc that’d just swerved past and blocking out the high-frequency resonance of the Lanturn pod’s echolocation. Andy’s lungs crave the fresh air just a stretch ahead, each kick of his legs agonizing as a stitch seized a hold of his stomach. Andy starts feel lightheaded as consciousness starts to slip away, but clings desperately to the here and now. Just a few more lunges. Hyrem breaks through to the surface first, water running off his goggles as he snaps them onto his forehead. His heart skips a beat as he searches for Andy, who emerges from behind with an almighty gasp of air. You share a grin as Andy throws off his diving equipment, the punctured tank sinking back down to the bottom of the ocean.

    As panic settled your eyes sweep across the rocky waves, spotting Ampere Beach a mile out. The two agree to head back, breaking into a breast stroke which is quickly stifled by a loud clap of thunder. Odd drips of rain land on your heads, rippling against the water in growing tempo. Before you know it you’re caught in the middle of a shower, dark clouds billowing over the clear blue sky. The churning thunderclouds eclipse the warm sun with a low rumble. It looked like a good time to swim back to shore, but the waves start to pick up in size, casting you both out further out. With a flash of lightning panic fills the air. As you redouble your escape efforts the surf become treacherous, crashing violently and pulling you under. You can’t help wondering if this was triggered by the Red Orb, but survival quickly becomes the only thing on both your minds as you find yourself caught in a massive tidal wave! Delilah and Kray are much lighter, jetting up to the arc of the wave whilst you both stayed weighted in its crest. You reach out to grab your Pokémon who’d be your best bet at getting out of this alive, but the wave quickly collapses on itself, bubbles streaming from your mouth as you start to lose consciousness...

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    Trainer Andy: The muffled sound of breaking waves brings you out of your coma, salt water clogging your ears with your face half buried in sand. Rain was beating down hard, the cloudy sky painting the golden beach a dull monotone. Raising your head in confusion you take a fleeting look at the once crowded coast, the tourists no doubt driven away by the terrible weather conditions. Tipped sun loungers and slumps sand castles were all that remained of a perfect summer’s day. The thunderstorm seems to send memories flooding back in flashes and you suddenly start screaming for your friend. Jumping to your feet you scan the coast, running as fast as your legs could carry you toward the washed up body. Hyrem lay spread-eagled against the sand, Kray pinching his leg in hopes of triggering some sort of reaction whilst Delilah prodded him with mild jolts of her angler. His wetsuit was dishevelled and his oxygen tank had been cast away, he wasn’t breathing... You rush to the scene, batting away the crawdad and checking for a pulse. To your relief you feel a mild throbbing against your fingers as you wrap them against his neck. He was alive, but wouldn’t be for long if you didn’t act fast! What will you do?

    Dark Searchman doesn’t need to reply to this update, but he’s free to recap up until he loses consciousness.


    Spluttering, gasping and on the edge of conciousness, Andy finally broke through the surface of the waves. He'd surely have drowned if it wasn't for the encouragement of Hyrem and their Pokemon. For a moment they bobbed on the surface, allowing Andy's lungs to fill with the air they'd been starved of as they had made their ascent. He looked over to Hyrem, who looked even happier than Andy that he'd survived the journey back up, if that was even possible. Shrugging off the oxygen tank that had almost been his undoing Andy swam over to Hyrem, both of them now grinning from ear to ear.

    "We made it," Andy gasped, his voice a little hoarse from the ache in his chest from trying to hold his breath for so long, "I couldn't have done it without you. I really owe you one."

    Hyrem nodded modestly, his mind still being the more focused of the two of them, as it had always seemed to be. "C'mon, there's Ampere Beach," he said, pointing to the so near yet still so far away coastline, "We've gotta try and get there!" Delilah made a noise of agreement in response as Kray nestled himself under Andy's arm, allowing his Trainer to float on him until his strength had returned.

    They set off towards the beach, making as good a pace as they could without pushing their already worn out bodies too much. It seemed as though they'd only been swimming a few minutes when ominous crashes of thunder began to roll through the sky, followed almost instantly by rain, light drips at first that seemed to quickly develop into a torrential downpour. Now making land seemed even more urgent and the two Trainers and their Pokemon pushed on with unspoken resolve. The sky itself was now turning dark, lit occasionally with flashes of lighting, a fierce wind was also beginning to blow, creating waves that seemed to make any advancement near impossible. Surely there was no coincedence between this unnatural weather and what they had witnessed deep beneath the waves, this was certainly the handiwork of the Red Orb powered Briney. The sea was now swelling and rippling around them, strong current pulling at them, threatening to drag them back under, at times it almost did. It was on one such resurfacing that the Trainer's were met with a sight that made the breath catch in their throats, a monstrous wave towered over them leaving no room for escape, within seconds it crashed down on top of them. Andy thought he heard Hyrem call out Delilah's name, and then... nothing.

    How long he'd been out, Andy didn't know. All he knew was that he'd hadn't drowned and had somehow been washed ashore. His body ached from being battered by the waves, his mouth dry and gritty from the sand he'd found himself face down in. Attempting to tip out the water clogging his ears, Andy surveyed to area. The last time he was on this beach it was full of people, happily playing and enjoying the sunshine, now it was deserted, a lingering spectre of what it once had been. A crash of thunder overhead snapped Andy back to reality.

    "Hyrem!" He said loudly, in realisation. "Hyrem!" He called again, his voice almost seemed to echo along the empty beach, but no reply came.
    Pulling himself up, Andy forced his legs to carry him along the beach, calling as loudly as he could manage against the sound of the thunder and the rain. It was not long before he spotted something a few feet away. Kray and Delilah sat on the beach, prodding and poking in vain at the lifeless body sprawled out on the sand. A shiver of terror ran up Andy's spine, was Hyrem...

    No, he couldn't allow himself to think like that. But the closer he got, the more it seemed to confirm Andy's fears. Hyrem's chest was still, he didn't seem to be breathing.

    "No! God damn it, no!" Andy cried as he fell to his knees at Hyrem's side. Grasping his fellow Trainer's hand, Andy squeezed it tightly, desperate for a reaction. "Don't do this to me, man!" Andy croaked desperately, panic and tears welling up inside him, "You can't do this!"

    Wait...

    Was that...

    Andy couldn't be sure, my mind was still hazy and he didn't trust it for a second not to play tricks on him.

    There it was again, he was sure of it.

    The faintest flutter of a pulse in Hyrem's wrist, Andy was sure he'd felt it. He quickly pressing his fingers to Hyrem's neck to double check.

    There it was! He had a pulse! It was weak, but it filled Andy with renewed hope. He felt like laughing with joy, but this was no time for that. Hyrem had just saved Andy's life, and now it was time for him to return the favour. He thought back to his teen years, the books he'd read, he'd wanted to be a doctor before he'd become a trainer and had spent days, maybe even weeks, lost in medical books. His parent's had often tried to discourage this, saying things like, "Son, why don't you put don't those silly books for a minute and go outside. You aren't going to make any friends sitting in your room reading all day." Well now he'd gotten a friend, and those "silly books" may just help to save his life. Andy set about reminding himself of the instructions of what to do to help somebody in the event of near drowning.

    "First, turn the head to the side to drain any water from the mouth or nose." He instructed himself, following his commands as he talked.
    "Secondly we need to warm him up, otherwise he might catch hypothermia." Andy quickly realised he didn't have a blanket to wrap Hyrem in, and he was sure that any towels or the like had been blown away in the freak weather. He would have to improvise. Andy quickly set about covering Hyrem's body with sand, packing it tightly around him, leaving only his chest, neck and head exposed. Unclipping a Pokeball from the belt of his wetsuit, Andy prayed that this would work. With a flash the form of Iggy the Slugma materialised.
    "Iggy, listen carefully because this is important," Andy said urgently to his Pokemon, "I need you to use Ember on this sand, but just enough to heat it up." He explained, wanting his friend to be warm, not cooked alive.
    "And I need to start CPR" This was the most important part, Andy had only read about the procedure and knew that if he did it incorrectly it would cause more harm than good, but now wasn't the time to hesitate. Kneeling at his friend's side again Andy pinched Hyrem's nose and leaned in. If he'd had time to think about this beforehand it probably would have felt pretty embarrassing but all Andy could think about now was saving Hyrem's life.

    Taking a deep breath, Andy breathed into Hyrem's mouth. Four strong breaths, which would hopefully unclog any water in the breathing passageways and lungs. After that he moved his head slightly, his ear hovering over Hyrem's mouth to check for any signs of breathing. Andy felt Hyrem's pulse again, to see if it had gotten any stronger. Then the process was repeated again. Andy wasn't sure how long he'd have to do this for, but he wasn't going to give up yet. Not whilst there was a chance.

    "Come on buddy," He said, urging himself and Hyrem on, "you can do it."

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    Myahoo: With Stream at stake the battle at the Power Turbine ploughs on. The Elekid duo were proving to be quite the ruffians, fists coiled as they went in for more. Your voice cracks over the boom of the torrent, another set of orders coaxing Wildfire and Mar into action. The latter kicks things off, scraping his foot against the tiled arena and breaking into a charge. Picking up pace the iron monster tucks his Head in as he Butts through the pane of glass, shattering on impact. With their line of defence shut down Wildfire takes his queue and scuttles down the side of the platform, overtaking Mar with his Claws bare. Homing into the regular Elekid whose arms were gyrating churning up more power, the echidna delivers the Crushing blow. With a snarl the plug Pokémon reels back, bumping into his shiny comrade who barks testily shoving it back into the firing line. The Elekid falls into a run as Wildfire retreats, managing to clip him on the rump with a Thunder Punch before he can make it behind Aron. With the butterflyfish in one hand the paler combatant dashes into the action, coiling a fist full of Fire in the other and Punching Mar on the crown. His metal skull glows red from the heat as he winces in pain, quickly retaliating with a Metal Claw. Boot shimmering like a razor blade he swipes it across the electric type’s chest, lacerating his torso albeit a resisted hit. Wildfire joins the fray again, setting his slit eyes on the normal Elekid and letting loose a flurry of Embers. The fiery cinders spurt around the foe’s feet as he comically dances on the spot. As the flames die out the Pokémon rounds on Wildfire and swings one of his throbbing feet against the echidna’s belly - sweeping the fire type off balance with a Low Kick. Meanwhile, the shiny Elekid keeps Aron at bay as it shoots off a Wave of electricity from its prongs which Thunders down the field and dances up his conductive armour. With Mar’s body locked in paralysis and Wildfire punted onto his back you still had a long way to go to claim back your Finneon! What will you do?
    A grin returned to her face when Mar shattered the Light Screen, Wildfire using the opening to land his Crush Claw on the regular Elekid. Both of her Pokemon were then hit with elemental punches, causing her to furrow her brow and frown. In a split-second, the tides had turned, ending with Wildfire on his back and Mar struck with paralysis. She certainly wasn't going to let them keep the upper-hand, though.

    "Wildfire, use Extrasensory while you get back to your feet and then another Aerial Ace. Try to dodge their retaliating attacks as you return to Mar. Mar, Tackle the pair before they can hit Wildfire and then Shadow Claw them," she ordered, completely focused on the double battle. I really should look into getting some of those status curers, she thought to herself, as she eyed the leftover sparks from the Elekid's Thunder Wave.

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    Balmund: You run your fingers through your hair, gills flaring as the shark’s collision knocks all the wind out your lungs. As you powered through the scattered pain you bear in mind that taking out the Sharpedo one at a time would make the struggle a damn sight easier, and stick to your guns on posing a diversion. With enough air to cough up Ephraim’s orders, you fix back on the hungry predator with a dangerous smirk. With one of the Sharpedo latched onto the seahorse with an icy hold, he quickly pivots his neck so his muzzle is a hair’s distance from its dorsal fin. In a split second the dragon lets loose a point-blank flare of his Dragon Breath, scorching the shark on the nose its beady eyes welting in pain. The Sharpedo breaks away as fast as its fins allow, wheeling a safe distance away before U-Turning back with a Rage smouldering in its eyes. Bashing into the Kingdra’s torso he slides back a few feet, but your attention is elsewhere as you border toward the other Sharpedo. The shark doesn’t see you as much of a threat and lunges in for the kill. It takes all of your reflexes bat your tail upward, the fin’s flat surface difficult to swish in the water’s resistance. With a slap you hit the foe in its underbelly, and caught off guard he ducks down toward it and Bites. Sinking his teeth through the sails of your tailfin the sting isn’t as intense as anything from the waist up, but you can’t help but yank back in struggle. You’d need to be in one piece for whatever lay ahead.

    Meanwhile, Ephraim relishes in the opportunity brought on by your antics, shooting off a Dragon Pulse which swats the shark in its pectoral fin and making it twist out of balance and snap in pain. The predator veers back on course, Rage building as it went in for another tackle at mach speed, this time clocking the seahorse in the cheek. Ephraim’s eyes squint as he holds back the pain, homing in on the Sharpedo that would quickly get his just deserts. You manage to salvage your limb from the shark’s tight lock, peering sideways in hopes of getting a look at the other battle. You still had to buy some more time with both Pokémon still standing... The Sharpedo rockets toward Kingdra with another Rage-fuelled savage, but before it can close the distance the dragon lets loose his ultimate attack. You don’t need to see, the coliseum momentarily flashes with golden light as a Draconic maelstrom erupts from Ephraim’s spot. A fiery Meteor shower rains down from the arc of the colisium, swallowing its target whilst a few stray flames catch the other Sharpedo who yelps in mangled pain and anger. As the blitzkrieg subsides you sweep across the cave which was in ruins. Debris and charred smoulders of dragonfire carpeted your half of the coliseum, one of the Sharpedo down with one more to go. You can’t repress a smirk as you wonder what must be going on in the mermaid’s head. This doesn’t take much thought though as she penetrates your skull for the third time, “Oh Balmund, look at what you’ve done! You’re such a messy bastard... No matter, I’ve been meaning to redecorate. I wonder how I’ll get out your bloodstains...” As you siphon her voice out of you head you look around for Ephraim. His gills were flaring in exhaustion, and he didn’t even acknowledge the lingering Sharpedo who was homing in fast with a Skull Bash. What will you do?
    With Ephraim taking care of his mark, Balmund does his best to keep the other one busy. The Sharpedo seems to deem Balmund as an opponent to be easily dispatched, and charges stright forward for the kill. A surge of adrenaline fills Balmund's body in fear as he draws all of his resources and willpower to react in time, eyes ever wide-open as he somehow managed to intercept the shark and smack it in the underbelly. Reflexively, the Sharpedo lunges down and fiercely bites the end of Balmund's tailfin in response, sending a sting of pain all the way up to his body and forcing him yank away as he tried to wrestle himself free from its grip.

    Meanwhile, Ephraim traded blows with the other shark, and while the Kingdra's aim was ever accurate and true, the Sharpedo's speed allowed him to keep withering away at his opponent with swift, clean and powerful blows. Ephraim had enough of this, and goes for the finishing blows as he summons his ultimate technique, raining a golder shower of draco meteors unto his opponent, and even nailing the other one in the process too! Was it over? One of them definitely had to be down for the count alright. Balmund contemplates the destruction brought forth unto the coliseum, right before being taunted once again by the siren.

    "You know, sweetie, you're starting to look more and more like that depraved old man with each passing second. Sounded like something he would say too..." He returned the favor where he gathered it would probably hurt most. Then, he saw it, the last Sharpedo suddenly homing in on his Kingdra at full speed at what would definitely be a devastating skull bash. Ephraim still looked way too exhausted after his final attack to even notice. Sh*t, this was gonna be bad. "Move, Agility!" Balmund immediately screamed, hoping the dragon-type could make it out in time. Then, another crazy idea dawned upon him. "Whirpool!" He next instructed, smirking before pointing his finger towards the beautiful and cruel siren. "Then Heart Swap!" Time for you to learn a little empathy. Feel our pain, sorrow, and rage.

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    Ampere Beach

    Dark Searchman & Trainer Andy: Emotions running high as he craned over the comatose body of his newest buddy, Andy’s face furrowed as he tried to block out all thought and focus on reviving the kid before it was too late. Survival instincts quickly take over as he hastily shifts the body onto its side – his old CPR training coming back in flashes. Dribbles of salty water trickle from his mouth and nostrils as his head slumps limply in the wet mud, but there was a lot more where that came from still trapped in his lungs. Andy goes over the steps in his head, and at a loss for any other form of insulation starts piling handfuls of sloppy sand onto his side until he’s almost completely buried. Grainy water drips from between his fingers, cold against his palms with the tropical thunderstorm doing nothing to alleviate the bitter temperature. Andy quickly gets another brainwave, rummaging through his pockets he brandishes another Pokéball bringing Iggy reluctantly on the scene. The magma slug shrinks in irritation as the rain pelts against his skin with a sizzle, but seeing the crisis at hand quickly slinks into aid. Drawing in breath the Slugma lets loose a flurry of Embers, steam running off the mound raising the temperature inside couple of notches. You count down the stages on your fingers - it was time to resuscitate him. With a swallow you pinch the trainer’s nose and deliver a mouthful of fresh air. You rinse and repeat this step another three times, reeling your head back as you check for any signs of life. Hope starts to dwindle as seconds roll by like hours until... With a loud splutter of water Andy’s heart gives a start. Hyrem’s eyes widen in shock, rolling the sand off his body as he huddles over the sand and continues to wretch up salt water from his lungs. Delilah leaps for joy whilst Kray’s eyes glisten with a newfound sense of heroism toward his master.

    The celebrations barely have time to kick off before they’re harshly cut short by another clap of thunder. This seems to ignite realisation into Hyrem who was just starting to regain his bearings. You both throw your heads toward the turbulent waters, straining to see something far in the distance. It was two red eyes, shining toward the shores like a pair of searchlights. With water running off its back as it surfaced you quickly recognise the marking on its fins... The Legendary Pokémon - Kyogre. The clouds seemed to churn more violently in its presence, the dark skies simulating nightfall as your eyes swept across the black waters in fear. As the orca drifts closer into view you get a good look at the adolescent riding it: Captain Briney. His eyes and tattoos matched the Sea Basin Pokémon’s, one arm stretched against its dorsal fin like a sail and the other holding the Red Orb which pulsed vividly. Paralysed with fear with no possible way of matching the legendary’s might, you wait for another voice to break through the salty sea air, the frantic footsteps coaxing you out of your shared daze.

    “What hell are you kids doing out here?!” An old man rushes toward you, eyes wide with fear. He had an elderly sailor look about him, sporting a bushy white beard and a bald cap that was bouncing away the torrential rain. There was something familiar about him which you both seem to recognise as you share a glance before darting back toward the stranger. Gliding in tow, with a great deal of effort courtesy of the stormy weather, a Wingull perched onto his shoulder with a distressed squawk. He seems to tell by the look on your faces that you’re as clueless as he is, “I’m Captain Briney and this is Peeko. We need to get to my boat and fast! You can tell me what happened to you both on the way just follow Peeko!” The seagull dismounts from his master again and veers toward the docks of Pieli harbour. Briney Sr. breaks into a run and with the skies flaring with lightning you think it best to stick with him. What will you do?

    Hydro-Electric Dam

    Myahoo: Signs of a tough battle were starting to show as sparks flew up and down Mar’s body, his legs cramping in paralysis whilst Wildfire rolls back onto his front with a scowl. Looking to turn the tides with Stream driving your confidence you lance off another set of orders, the two Pokémon growling determinately as another round wheeled into motion. The Elekid twins are first off the bat this time, the darker of the duo spinning his fists again before socking the metal beast in the cranium with another Thunder Punch. Meanwhile the shiny Elekid churns up a tundra of yellow stars which Swiftly pelt against the two Pokémon like shuriken. Mar manages to overcome his paralysis to dive ahead, taking most of the hit for the team as he crash lands into the paler of the enemies with a Tackle. The tyke yowls as it’s knocked off its feet, the comatose Finneon slipping out of its grip and sliding down the platform. Meanwhile Wildfire homes in on the unmarked Elekid with a flood of Extrasensory power, the golden ray startling the victim as it clouts it in the gut. As the shiny Elekid springs back to its feet it breaks into a run, flailing its fist which combusts with Fire, delivering another Punch to Mar who takes it like a trooper. Mar attempts to counter but his muscles appear to lock up in paralysis. Wildfire keeps the fight moving as he veers past the Aron, streaks of flying energy streaming off his fur as he darts into the foe with an Aerial Ace, ricocheting back to your side of the field and safely behind the iron monster. This isn’t so good for Mar though, as the normal Elekid sweeps at his ankles with another Low Kick, chipping away a huge amount of damage and leaving him looking worse for wear. The fight was taking its toll all around, but with Aron knocked out early you’d have trouble pulling a win. What will you do?

    Crater Lake

    Itzatrap: With the zebra hanging on by the skin of its teeth you set into motion the finisher for taming the wild Pokémon. In one last show of rebellion Bolt scrapes his hoof against the charred ground, locking onto his foe with a mulish scowl. Olli manages to let off a smile amidst his tired panting, the monkey’s eyes closing into slits as he lets off an intimidating Leer. The foal’s nostrils flare but he doesn’t make another move, Chimchar panting as he reaches onto the tips of his toes. In a flash the ape was back on the prowl, skirting down the corral at mach speed and making for the zebra’s back. Leaping into the hot air Olli lands on the electrified Pokémon’s saddle, grappling onto its neck with an impressive show of Strength. Bolt wasn’t expecting this, kicking his forelegs in bewilderment and using every last ounce of strength in his body to try and buck the primate off. After a few circuits round the corral with Olli hanging on by the threads of Blitzle’s mane, Bolt finally settles down. He trots casually toward Amos who offers him a sugar cube. The zebra licks the cube off his palm, Chimchar beaming – making the most of the pony ride now the fear of being bucked was gone. The ranch owner nods encouragingly, “Looks like yer a natural. How about we mosey on over to the prairie and herd da Mareep?”

    With that you round up your motley troop and begin strolling in tow of the farmer, keeping an eye out for Flannery who was still sleuthing around the empty stables with her pet Growlithe. She gives a shrug as you stroll past, signalling she’d still need more time to find the deed. Pressing on it looked like you had more work cut out for you. After a small trek to the outskirts of the ranch Amos grinds to a halt above a small bump in the savannah, coaxing you to jog to his point wondering what you’d find over the hill. “This boy, is the Mareep herd”, he grunts waving his hand over the breezy dip, “They need’a shavin’, but they aint so keen to give der wool away”. Your eyes sweep across the green prairie in awe, and what looked like yellow balls of cotton candy grazing across it. The pasture was about the size of a football field, chocked full of about thirty or so Mareep aimlessly wondering about. You then notice a pen at the edge of the meadow with about half a dozen empty sacks – your job seemed to be coming to light. The herd of sheep bah lazily as they scuttle about slightly, each in their own world. “Yer job is to figure out a way of herdin’ da Mareep so we can shear der wool. It aint as easy as it looks, they’re dim little fellers”, he gives a chuckle as he heads down to the auburn shed below, unbolting a small fence for the livestock to enter through. How you herd the Pokémon was in your hands. What will you do and how will you do it?
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    Ampere Beach

    Dark Searchman & Trainer Andy: Emotions running high as he craned over the comatose body of his newest buddy, Andy’s face furrowed as he tried to block out all thought and focus on reviving the kid before it was too late. Survival instincts quickly take over as he hastily shifts the body onto its side – his old CPR training coming back in flashes. Dribbles of salty water trickle from his mouth and nostrils as his head slumps limply in the wet mud, but there was a lot more where that came from still trapped in his lungs. Andy goes over the steps in his head, and at a loss for any other form of insulation starts piling handfuls of sloppy sand onto his side until he’s almost completely buried. Grainy water drips from between his fingers, cold against his palms with the tropical thunderstorm doing nothing to alleviate the bitter temperature. Andy quickly gets another brainwave, rummaging through his pockets he brandishes another Pokéball bringing Iggy reluctantly on the scene. The magma slug shrinks in irritation as the rain pelts against his skin with a sizzle, but seeing the crisis at hand quickly slinks into aid. Drawing in breath the Slugma lets loose a flurry of Embers, steam running off the mound raising the temperature inside couple of notches. You count down the stages on your fingers - it was time to resuscitate him. With a swallow you pinch the trainer’s nose and deliver a mouthful of fresh air. You rinse and repeat this step another three times, reeling your head back as you check for any signs of life. Hope starts to dwindle as seconds roll by like hours until... With a loud splutter of water Andy’s heart gives a start. Hyrem’s eyes widen in shock, rolling the sand off his body as he huddles over the sand and continues to wretch up salt water from his lungs. Delilah leaps for joy whilst Kray’s eyes glisten with a newfound sense of heroism toward his master.

    The celebrations barely have time to kick off before they’re harshly cut short by another clap of thunder. This seems to ignite realisation into Hyrem who was just starting to regain his bearings. You both throw your heads toward the turbulent waters, straining to see something far in the distance. It was two red eyes, shining toward the shores like a pair of searchlights. With water running off its back as it surfaced you quickly recognise the marking on its fins... The Legendary Pokémon - Kyogre. The clouds seemed to churn more violently in its presence, the dark skies simulating nightfall as your eyes swept across the black waters in fear. As the orca drifts closer into view you get a good look at the adolescent riding it: Captain Briney. His eyes and tattoos matched the Sea Basin Pokémon’s, one arm stretched against its dorsal fin like a sail and the other holding the Red Orb which pulsed vividly. Paralysed with fear with no possible way of matching the legendary’s might, you wait for another voice to break through the salty sea air, the frantic footsteps coaxing you out of your shared daze.

    “What hell are you kids doing out here?!” An old man rushes toward you, eyes wide with fear. He had an elderly sailor look about him, sporting a bushy white beard and a bald cap that was bouncing away the torrential rain. There was something familiar about him which you both seem to recognise as you share a glance before darting back toward the stranger. Gliding in tow, with a great deal of effort courtesy of the stormy weather, a Wingull perched onto his shoulder with a distressed squawk. He seems to tell by the look on your faces that you’re as clueless as he is, “I’m Captain Briney and this is Peeko. We need to get to my boat and fast! You can tell me what happened to you both on the way just follow Peeko!” The seagull dismounts from his master again and veers toward the docks of Pieli harbour. Briney Sr. breaks into a run and with the skies flaring with lightning you think it best to stick with him. What will you do?
    Hyrem found himself in the sand, heaving up seawater and forcing all of it out from his lungs before laying back down again in exhaustion. He could hear Delilah calling to him in joy then sat back up and saw Andy, Kray, and a new Pokemon, a Slugma who he assumed belonged to Andy, also with him. "Andy, you..." he started to say, then as a reflex searched his pocket for his Pokedex to register the Fire-type:

    Slugma, the Lava Pokemon. It has lava for blood, which hardens if cooled. As a result, this Pokemon cannot stop to rest and is on a constant search for places with extreme heat, such as volcanoes.

    His mind still tried to focus. "Where... are we?" he asked.

    CRRACCK!!!

    A deafening clap of thunder brings Hyrem fully back to reality and he remembered everything that had happened. One glance across the sea, and his heart skipped a beat. It was that Pokemon. "K...K...K...K...K..." he found himself unable to say the Pokemon's name, the hand that held his Pokedex trembling as he brought it up to register the creator of the sea...

    Kyogre, the Sea Basin Pokemon. Legend has it that the torrential downpours it brought created the oceans. It is feared for this very power as it has the potential to flood the entire world. The only Pokemon that is said to sufficiently exhaust it is Groudon.

    There it was. Right in front of him. One of two Legendary Pokemon his father had met that fateful day he talked about. The stare the orca gave him with those glowing yellow eyes shook him to the core. And on top of it stood Briney, the man who summoned it once again. His purpose was the same as Team Aqua's: flood the world, and allow the sea creatures to rule it for millions of years. Because he now held the Red Orb, he could control Kyogre. And Kyogre wasn't about to be outmatched by two measly, inexperienced trainers. All Hyrem could do was sit there in the sand and watch as the Sea Basin Pokemon approached them, knowing full well they would be overwhelmed without Kyogre batting an eye...

    “What the hell are you kids doing out here?!” a salty voice snaps him out of his fear-induced trance.

    The old man that came up to the two trainers and the Wingull both seemed very familiar... This had to be Briney's old man, Briney I! And the Pokemon next to him?

    Wingull, the Seagull Pokemon. This Pokemon glides expertly on updrafts instead of flapping its wings to fly. Wingull prefer to nest on sheer cliffs to detract predators, and keep food around its nest stored for the winter. Its long beak is well designed to snatch treasures or prey such as small fish or rodents. Males then hide these objects all over the place to attract females to their nest.

    "Gull gull!" the bird caws to them in distress.

    “I’m Captain Briney and this is Peeko. We need to get to my boat and fast! You can tell me what happened to you both on the way just follow Peeko!” Briney and Peeko then head towards Pieli Harbour and urge the two to follow.

    Hyrem coughs a little more before he says, "Man, don't know what's going on, but I really don't wanna stick around here! Come on, let's follow! Delilah, return and take a little rest!" He takes out his Pokeball and calls back his Chinchou before running up the beach and back towards Pieli Harbour, hoping Andy would follow.

    My claimed Pokemon is...Seviper!

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