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    The Black Swan

    Poketim – “Somn. Somn.... Somn?! Are you alright?!” You ask your Drowzee despierately, who is pointing and shuddering at a room past Krieg. You ask how your Koffing is involved in this, then realise your error. “Oh, is that what you were pointing at? Okay, we’ll check it out together. I’ll even let Jitterz out to protect you.”

    As you carry on, a shuddering and struggling Somn in tow, a red light flashes and your party grows to four. Letting out Jitterz in this environment is a risk. His small form means he’s going to struggle in the water, although there would be plenty of things to web across if necessary. That, and his electricity could be a problem in such a conductable environment. However, Somn seems like he needs protecting right now.

    This room is almost entirely blown apart, with the next room quite visible. You think you can hear voices, like an echo, but there’s nobody around. Water ripples and splashes, and even bubbles, but as you try to look through, you can’t see any apparent cause. Maybe Somn’s using psychic attacks to disturb it, but there’s no glowing eyes or aura on his part. Krieg isn’t even touching anything!

    In the next room, there’re a bunch of wooden crates, unopened, covered in water plantation as if previously submerged. Somn is stock still. He doesn’t want to proceed any further. What do you do?

    Ooc:If I'm not off the update list I'll go on.


    The quartet pushed forward, one floated, one along a wall, and the remaining two trudging through the water. Brier lead Somn, moving debree from their path. "Looks like this place was hit with a bomb," Brier thought to himself.

    "Joins us...." "Dloc os s'ti..." "Why..."

    Somn, jumped away from Brier in a panic. "DROW!!!" the jump placed him on the ground, the shock growing worse.

    "Somn..." Brier spoke softly, "Take my hand everything will be fine." Somn takes Briers hand but weather it was the young Drowzee or it's shock acting was indesernable. They passed the door's threshold and saw nothing but a bright darkness. Brier took his free hand and felt along the walk for a torch. "Ouch!!" Something jabbed Brier in the side. Just then Jitterz rounded the corner, the static of his hair casting a faint glow around him. "Well the works for a little light." his gaze dropped, fining itself on a crate a foot under Jitterz. "Perfect. Somn up you go," Brier said placing him on the crate. "Krigger can you puff out some flamable gase around the middle of the room, but not to much. And Jitterz ignite it with a thunderwave and try to spot a torch or candle or something."

    "Can doz!" "Koffing fing"

    Kriegger let out the gas, as Jitterz took aim. "Koff Koooooff Koff." Krigger sheezed out a second massive cloud off gas just a Jitterz let out the Thunder Wave.

    "DOWN!!!!" Brier yelled at the two as he pulled himself and Somn in to the water. A light illuminated the water just as he got down. He knew Somn was alright but what of the other two?

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    Ampere Beach

    Dark Searchman: Avast! The clash on dangerous tides had met a climatic finale with Peeko headed waywardly into the eye of the storm, ferrying Delilah in his bill prepped for dispatching. Your heart was tied in knots as the white pelican faded into the stormy night skies, grossly outmatched by the forces ahead. Back to the sailboat, even the legendary captain was powerless to keep it steady as the turbulent waves picked up in size. Your stomach churns as the vessel cuts through the swelling water, the rising current pushing up against the bow as you desperately hang onto the railings – fingers numb against the cold metal. The boat drops upon reaching the rolling wave’s crest, gravity pulling you down the deck as it sailed into another dark wharf. Briney rushes to the mast, tying down the sails as the whirring winds looked to knock you further off course. You spit out another mouthful of seawater as the surf bumped aggressively against the sides of the ship, a wave breaking over the railing and flooding the deck.

    Clambering to your feet with the last survivor of the resistance far out of sight, an idea strikes like a flash of lightning. With one last trick under your sleeve you brandish a White Flute, guarding it from the harsh winds and rocky tides as you press the mouthpiece against your trembling lips. Forged by the ashes of mount chimney, the glass vidro chimed as the torrent of drizzle pattered against its surface, your last bet at evening the odds. Hunkering down on the forward hatch and taking a quick swallow of salty air you start to play the instrument. Despite practice you were no Mozart - blowing your lungs out with the flute releasing a weak whirring noise, ringing in your ears even after it tailed off into the ruckus of stormy sea. Playing until you go blue in the face you crawl to the edge of the boat desperate to see what you’d lured. Your eyes sweep across the ocean, nothing but churning waves barely distinguishable from the black sky. Your hopes start to dwindle as strain deeper into the blue, a flare of lightning from the rumbling clouds above giving light to the shoal of fish Pokémon headed to the surface! Your heart starts to race, imagining how the mighty orca would deal with a second battalion of Rainbow Reef’s finest... Or so you’d hoped. Suddenly a Magikarp blindsides you as it flounders onto the deck with a loud thud! Rubbing the sting of salt water away you take another fleeting look beyond the deck, hundreds of the ‘karp swarming around the boat - floundering pathetically as they pushed and shoved to get closer. Briney is too preoccupied on steering to make an observation, the plan working out to be a flop by the looks of what you’d trawled up. The marine predators were shrewd enough to ride out the storm, leaving all hope in the hands of Delilah and Peeko.

    Drowning out the noise of splashing carp, you home back in on the storm ahead - Kyogre’s ruby eyes like flashing beacons as they jet toward the rising shoreline. It takes a while to spot the glint of white against the black cloud, the Peliper soaring skyward building momentum as it veers back down toward the leviathan. Kyogre lets out another cry, the Surf swelling as another tidal wave started to build blocking the pelican’s flight path. With tailwinds too strong to turn back Peeko tilts his wings in efforts to climb skyward. The tsunami quickly closes distance, the two barely scraping over its cap and into open skies. Caught up in the nail biting suspense your guard starts the slip, the captain rousing you with a gruff yell, “Brace yourself lad!” The low groan of the vessel spurs you to look north, the tidal wave your two comrades had just narrowly avoided closing in on Briney’s old sailboat! With the sails full of rain and refusing to pull, the oldtimer hunkers below the rails boldly staring down his ocean nemesis. The wave reaches its peak, starting to crash as it pulled you in. The bow rises until you’re completely vertical, legs dangling weightlessly as you climbed higher and higher – hanging onto the railings by the tips of your fingers... The wave breaks and the boat capsizes, giving you one fleeting look at the old sea captain before the hum of ocean fills your ears.

    It was like being dropped into an icy tundra, your whole body going numb as its heat drained away. Bubbles run from your nostrils and mouth as you gasp for air, the wave’s current pulling you almost half a mile under. You could easily give into a quick and painless death but your survival instincts coax you to do otherwise, swimming and kicking with the last of your strength until you reach the surface. The lapping waves are just as hard to contend with as you struggle to catch a breath against the sprays of water and the relentless downpour. You desperately strain to keep your stinging eyes open, spotting a piece of driftwood from the boat’s wreckage which you hastily swim toward. Hanging on for life and panting desperately, you struggle to get your bearings until the sea captain calls your name. Cast a good stretch away rafted on a Slowking that looked vaguely familiar he catches your eye as you yell back. However he quickly breaks contact, with Kyogre waging war against Ampere Beach.

    Having narrow averted the tsunami, Peeko continues his bearing toward the sea god – picking up velocity as he dips into an airstream. The orca lets off a defiant wail in a last ditch attempt at stunting the pelican’s daring but there was no turning back now. The bird gives off a caw, signalling Delilah who gapes down at the passing ocean with rising fear. The Water Bird starts to brake as they meet with the Sea Basin Pokémon, deploying Delilah right on queue. The angler fish pulls back her fins as she breaks into freefall, one strong gust enough to send her off course. You watch with baited breath as she builds momentum, the Kyogre making no effort to dodge as the Chinchou makes a landing. Flopping onto the Briney Jr.’s head, he attempts to shake the angler fish but it’s no good with one hand tied to Kyogre’s dorsal fin and the other to the Red Orb. Delilah starts to slip off his crown, quickly wrapping her fins around his eyes like a blindfold before letting off a Supersonic wave sharp enough to scramble the young captain’s brains. The confusion seems to resonate down the orca a low wail echoing down the seas making the surf churn more waywardly. The dark ocean suddenly lights up as the Kyogre starts firing off a Hyper Beam into thin air, ripping through the dark clouds down to Ampere Beach were it easily levelled a strip of beach huts. The tide begins its invasion inland, taking you hostage with the current too strong to break free. Focusing back onto the source of the blitz you spot your last glimmer of hope in two blinking lightbulbs as Delilah wrestled with the captain for the orb. Time seems to slow down as they struggle for power, Delilah gaining the upper hand by poking the terrorist in his eyes with her anglers - letting loose all the juice she had left.

    The two break away in slow motion, Delilah disappearing into the turbulent waters with the Red Orb hurtling back into the deep sea trenches... lost forever. Time spins back to normal and the crashing surf starts to calm. With a last rumble the black clouds part, the suns ray’s filtering down so bright it stings your eyes. The tide recesses back to the ocean, and Kyogre departs with it - the orca’s eyes and runes flickering back to their normal hue. In a matter of minutes the scene had completely changed, the deadly storm making way for a bright and sunny day. Delilah wraps her fins around you affectionately, and as she fares you toward the shore you take one look fleeting look at the turquoise ocean. Briney Jr. had attempted a getaway, with Sr. restraining him courtesy of Slowking’s Psychic. Police boats were quickly on the scene and you imagined it’d be a long long time before the twisted sailor ever got out. Resting your head against the warm sand you can faintly hear his screams of protest, “I’M INNOCENT I TELL YA! IT WAS THE ORB! IT TOOK CONTROL OF ME! AREN’T YA GUNNA TELL EM GRAMP’S... ALRIGHT! I DID IT! AND I WOULD’VE GOTTEN AWAY WITH IT TOO, IF IT WASN’T FOR THOSE MEDELING KIDS! BETRAYED BY MY OWN GRANDPA AND BY MY OWN POKÉMON! I’LL BE OUT SOON ENOUGH, AND I’LL HAVE MY REV-“You catch sound of a police car door slamming shut. Ampere Beach was safe again...

    ***

    Weeks later you return to the scene, breathing in the salty sea air with all the painful memories flashing back like a movie reel. The beach couldn’t look any different to that fateful day, hundreds of beachgoers soaking up the rays, playing volleyball and building sandcastles – the sound of laughter resonating down the golden coast. As you ambled through the sandy stretches no one knew you were the kid who saved Whale Island. That was just fine - you didn’t need tourists harassing you with questions. After about an hour of walking you take a rest at Peili Harbour, the docks still being rebuilt after Kyogre’s rampage. Despite this you sit back on the wrecked pier, the soft waves somewhat calming the storm that was still raging in your mind. You shut your eyes, the cries of Wingull and Peliper drowning out all noise as they scuttled around the boardwalk looking for scraps. As one of them starts pecking at your pant leg you look steady ready to shoe it away, only for Peeko to greet you with an affectionate caw! Looking past the pelican you spot a pristine sailboat docked against the wharf, Captain Briney hailing you with a sailor’s salute – the Slowking you’d rescued from the deep sea shipwreck as a Slowpoke giving the same old dopey grin. The old man clambers off the boat, embracing you with a fatherly hug you didn’t expect.

    “I’m guessin you came to pay your respects to that friend of yours?” he says with an unmistakable grin, “I wouldn’t lose hope yet kid. He’s still out there, I can feel it!” He pats you on the shoulder, easing your troubled mind some as you look out into the ocean, wondering just where Andy’s adventure had taken him now... Briney quickly interrupts this train of thought as he starts rummaging through his pockets.

    “I almost forgot! I never rewarded you for all you did back there! You know, saving the world and all...” To keep from rambling he gives you a bluish disc and a seashell that jingles as it passes from his hand to yours “I want you to have this, it’s TM Brine, somewhat of a signature move of mine, heh heh. As for Delilah, I want her to wear this as a medal for her incredible bravery” before you can show any gratitude the salamander makes an odd noise to get your attention, fumbling around his conch headgear before prizing what could only be a . You can’t help but feel your stomach turn as he hands you the decapitated limb, recalling it was the same one you’d witnessed an Eelektrik gnaw off in the trenches of Rainbow Reef. It was incredibly rare and would fetch a fair price if you didn’t want to hang onto it.

    “This was just a quick stop lad”, Briney smiles, unfastening the boat just as quickly as he’d docked, “We’re heading back home, but like two ships passing in the night I’m sure we’ll cross paths again some day!” With that, he fires you another salute as the wind fills his sails, braving the oceans once again. As the ship becomes a small dot on the horizon you decide to make tracks yourself, a whole world of adventure still out there for you to explore... The End

    And with that, your adventure across Whale Island’s East Coast has been concluded, leaving you free to leave the Hydro-Electric Zone. it’s been a real pleasure updating you and I hope you got as much from this as I did. It’s a shame Andy never got to reach the finish line, but I hope you’re as satisfied with having this whole adventure wrapped up as I am. Feel free to revisit Whale Island at any time, but I doubt you’ll have me as your updater, so with that I wish you good luck! Finally, if you’re interested in trading away that Slowpoke Tail I’m the first in line!

    Kakatua Lagoon

    Balmund: Trapped underneath the rockfall survival seemed bleak. Bruises mark your chest where ribs had just cracked, a contrast against your sickly skin pale from heavy blood loss. With the crushing weight and intolerable ache consciousness starts to slip away, your vision blurring as you're whisked into oblivion... Then it happened. Your tail convulses with energy, pumping life into your heart that coursed through your body like an explosion of energy. The wounds seamlessly faded and the pain was wavered by a newborn strength. Something powerful was taking a hold and all you could do was ride the wave. Nostrils flaring, your pumped arms wrestle aggressively with the debris like a geyser releasing its pent up emotions - tailfin corkscrewing until you were free of the confines. Taking off you catch eye of the Porossal. It’d picked off a few crustacean Pokémon that’d scuttled too close to his dungeon, on the verge of returning to its slumber. The atrocious Pokémon within wasn’t going to stand for this, belting out a roar aggressive enough to steal back the enemy’s attention. Whilst you should be more concerned with your getaway the thirst for violence takes over, drunk on rage and speeding frenziedly toward the sea sponge.

    The Porossal gives an amused gruff, raising its fists for round two as you close in. Tail flickering an Aqua hue, your waist twists forward as you lash it against one of its branches sending it hurtling into the cavern wall, rock and dust pouring from the impact zone. The sea monster doesn’t give any indication of pain as its arm ricochets back at blinding speed, glazed over with grass energy as it socks you with Wood Hammer. The force feels like being smacked in the gut with a battering ram as you keel over in pain – the collision wringing all the air out of your lungs. This only seems to add fuel to the fire raging within as your fists clench and tail thrusts forward. Beating away its branches you Thrash into its nose, swinging your arms and flailing your tail against the giant sponge to inflict as much pain as possible. Each hit pushes the Porossal back a few pegs, the Pokémon looking ready to topple - Ingraining its roots keeping it anchored to the sea bed. The sea sponge huffs its nostrils having taken a decent hit although not without a cost, your fists raw red courtesy of its Rough Skin. Swimming upward with a good vantage you start channelling the building Rage into a Draconic burst of energy, coursing up your throat like a hot inferno. Your contorted face lights up a shade of purple as the fireball spindles from your mouth swelling in size. Blitzing downward it hits its mark head on, ebbing away into cinders and leaving the sponge’s crown charred as he lets out a thunderous war cry in retaliation. It was hard to tell who was angrier at this stage, Porossal’s fists glazing over like giant Bullets as he launches a flurry of Punches at lighting speed. Each hit knocks you back a few feet until you’re cornered against the rocky dungeon wall. Pushed against the ropes by the colossal boxer, it was time to make a comeback. What will you do?
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    Son of Shadows: I usually only allow 3 moves per Pokémon for single battles and 2 moves per Pokémon for doubles but I’ll work with it for this update. Also whilst I don’t predict this battle will last long at all, expecting to knockout Corphish in one round is a little optimistic :P

    You stumble wearily to your feet, a sore pain in your flank courtesy of Aegis’s hard carapace. With the Helicopter’s whirring rousing you into action the only thing stood in between you and liberating the Shamu – who was in the process of being liberated – was an old fashioned two-on-two brawl. Looking to even the odds you brandish another Pokéball, lobbing it forward to bring Voltron onto the scene. The Magnemite bobs free of his Pokéball with a smooth hum, stars running off his body as he suspends in midair. Meanwhile Aegis switched into a battle stance back against the magnet as the enemy Pokémon rounded on them. With a time limit every second counted, quickly volleying orders to kick off the battle. The redhead squints ahead, vision still impaired for hearing sharp enough to counter your orders, “Corphish! Protect yourself from both attacks then retaliate with a Bubblebeam! Poochyena, Bite on its tail and keep it up with a Crunch before letting it know who’s boss with a Roar!”

    You can’t help thinking she’d be a lot tougher than you thought, these thoughts quickly dashed as the battle got underway. First on the bat is Voltron, the poles of his magnets crackling with electricity as he shoots off a Thunderbolt. The lightning arcs forward, inches from its target until the crawdad suddenly props up a Protective barrier – soaking up the electricity leaving him unscathed. Aegis dashes toward the canine before sweeping his Tail forward, the appendage flickering an Aqua hue. The attack splashes against its mark for a decent hit, but as the Wartortle attempts to pull his tail back the Poochyena straggles on with its jaws locked in a vicious Bite. Unfazed by the last attack, Voltron looks to up the ante as Sparks fly up and down his metal hide, veering toward the Corphish. The crab has other ideas as he tries to set up another shield to Protect himself... only managing to summon thin air with no time to dodge! The magnet tackles into the Corphish for a nasty hit, electricity rippling up the crustacean’s armour as his limbs lock up in paralysis. After a lucky break you switch your attention back to Aegis who was yelping in pain with the pup’s teeth sunk deep into his tail Crunching against the bone. The turtle grits his teeth, inhaling through his nostrils and letting loose an icy tundra. Left sitting duck the Blizzard pelts against the Poochyena’s fur for a heavy hit - Corphish and Voltron also caught in the flurry. The magnet is pushed sideways by the gale before homing back in on his target, emitting a Sonicboom which ripples down the bleachers chipping away another chunk of Corphish’s health. Still stiff from paralysis the crustacean manages to shoot off a Beam of foamy Bubbles, the barrage pelting against the electric type for some solid retribution. Aegis goes to tail off the round, raising his arms which combust in flames. However the Poochyena quickly stops him in his tracks, barking off a powerful Roar making the fire ebb away into cinders as the turtle is caught off guard.

    “Keep it up!” The crook yells, “Corphish! Hit that Magnemite with another Bubblebeam then nail it with Rock Smash! Poochyena! Get on top of the Wartortle with a Take Down then give it a taste of your Thunder Fang!

    The battle was off to a solid start, with Voltron managing to paralyse Corphish, and Aegis was managing to hold his own for now against Poochyena, though it had certainly got lucky by latching onto his tail. He would have to make sure that didn't happen again, it could be disastrous, especially if it had the bright idea to use Thunder Fang at the time.... Time to use Poochyena's momentum against him. As for Corphish... He didn't really have a strategy for this one, short of just powering through him with juicy Thunderbolts.

    "Aegis, wait for Poochyena to close in with his Take Down, then swat him away with another Aqua Tail - use his momentum against him! Follow up with a Dig to avoid his Thunder Fang! Voltron, you can outmuscle that Corphish, I know you can - show no fear! Thunderbolt him twice!" Joshua took a quick look at Shamu, still struggling valiantly against the helicopter's pull. But he was clearly running out of time. He had to end this as fast as he could, for the whale's sake. And for Livewire's too. These people had kidnapped him and forced him to attack innocent children and Pokémon. He deserved justice.

    Even if he was being kind of a pain about it.


    Sorry I missed an update. I've been unwell and been studying. Typical. Also, noting the order thing. I didn't realise that was how you did it. Apologies.
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    Kakatua Lagoon

    Balmund: Trapped underneath the rockfall survival seemed bleak. Bruises mark your chest where ribs had just cracked, a contrast against your sickly skin pale from heavy blood loss. With the crushing weight and intolerable ache consciousness starts to slip away, your vision blurring as you're whisked into oblivion... Then it happened. Your tail convulses with energy, pumping life into your heart that coursed through your body like an explosion of energy. The wounds seamlessly faded and the pain was wavered by a newborn strength. Something powerful was taking a hold and all you could do was ride the wave. Nostrils flaring, your pumped arms wrestle aggressively with the debris like a geyser releasing its pent up emotions - tailfin corkscrewing until you were free of the confines. Taking off you catch eye of the Porossal. It’d picked off a few crustacean Pokémon that’d scuttled too close to his dungeon, on the verge of returning to its slumber. The atrocious Pokémon within wasn’t going to stand for this, belting out a roar aggressive enough to steal back the enemy’s attention. Whilst you should be more concerned with your getaway the thirst for violence takes over, drunk on rage and speeding frenziedly toward the sea sponge.

    The Porossal gives an amused gruff, raising its fists for round two as you close in. Tail flickering an Aqua hue, your waist twists forward as you lash it against one of its branches sending it hurtling into the cavern wall, rock and dust pouring from the impact zone. The sea monster doesn’t give any indication of pain as its arm ricochets back at blinding speed, glazed over with grass energy as it socks you with Wood Hammer. The force feels like being smacked in the gut with a battering ram as you keel over in pain – the collision wringing all the air out of your lungs. This only seems to add fuel to the fire raging within as your fists clench and tail thrusts forward. Beating away its branches you Thrash into its nose, swinging your arms and flailing your tail against the giant sponge to inflict as much pain as possible. Each hit pushes the Porossal back a few pegs, the Pokémon looking ready to topple - Ingraining its roots keeping it anchored to the sea bed. The sea sponge huffs its nostrils having taken a decent hit although not without a cost, your fists raw red courtesy of its Rough Skin. Swimming upward with a good vantage you start channelling the building Rage into a Draconic burst of energy, coursing up your throat like a hot inferno. Your contorted face lights up a shade of purple as the fireball spindles from your mouth swelling in size. Blitzing downward it hits its mark head on, ebbing away into cinders and leaving the sponge’s crown charred as he lets out a thunderous war cry in retaliation. It was hard to tell who was angrier at this stage, Porossal’s fists glazing over like giant Bullets as he launches a flurry of Punches at lighting speed. Each hit knocks you back a few feet until you’re cornered against the rocky dungeon wall. Pushed against the ropes by the colossal boxer, it was time to make a comeback. What will you do?
    With this new rush of power, Balmund could really feel it: winning wasn't impossible! Though he could feel his attacks were being effective, the colossus wasn't one to show its pain so easily however. A tough champion indeed. Even now Balmund felt like the underdog challenger as they both traded blows. The Porossal maintains its stance, Ingraining its roots firmly on the ground while avoiding being knocked down by Balmund's relentless thrashing. Even after Balmund blasted it with an explosive Dragon Rage, it held on, also fueled by anger, retaliating with an unbelievable barrage of bullet-like fists. Who knew such a massive monster was capable of such speed? Balmund's feeble attempts at guarding where all for naught as they all went right past his defenses, pushing him back and back against a wall. He was against the ropes, and if he did not act fast, things would only get worse in this position. THINK!

    Though initially too drunk on power to act differently, he remembered who he was. He's a Pokémon Trainer, a strategist. An out-boxer, not an infighter. Though his Gyarados half would very likely charge straight in, consequences be damned, he however had to remain cool for the both of them. Fighting up close and personal wasn't the smartest thing to do, he could feel it in his aching fists which pretty much had their skin peeled off of them as a result of the Porossal's Rough Skin. Though he knew nothing of the monster's abilities, he could sense it was highly resistant to physical attacks too, even against a Gyarados's own massive Attack power. It's massive size and the fact that it anchored itself to the ground could be used against it however. If Balmund could only aim to its blindside; to land at least one attack from a spot were it could not retaliate so easily. He had to try it, to open that one window of opportunity. First, creating some breathing room by sending a Twister in its direction. Then move and seek to cripple its movements further with a Dragon Rage at one of its legs. A low blow beneath its guard, but this wasn't a place to be playing fair. Finish off with a Hyper Beam, and for such an attack he had to make it count with perfect positioning. Hopefully, his body would follow what its mind instructed.
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    Myahoo: However much the thrill seeking Gym Leader had grinded your gears, your heart skips a beat upon seeing him sprawled across the storeroom floor – caught in an explosion to ward away trespassers. The leader stresses the importance of your mission waving a limp hand at the grid of Pokéballs, one of which a switch was hidden beneath. You weigh up your options, each red-white sphere identical despite how heavily you squinted. Finally picking the ball opposite Volkner, you nervously edge down the room, not looking to set off any bombs accidentally. The lights above give a slight flicker, tension rising as you crouched down to grab it. Hunkered down you lean in, fingers outstretched and inches away. You spot Volkner’s charred body in the corner of your eye – faltering an inch away. You’d come this far though, and with one brave lunge you prize the ball from the grid and lift it to see what’s underneath... Nothing! You’d picked the wrong ball, and what’s worse, this one felt a lot heavier than your average Pokéball. Just as this starts to sink in, a set of eyes crack open on the ball’s face – the Voltorb rattling wildly as it starts to Selfdestruct. You instinctively drop the timebomb and roll backwards whilst still in range. However as the Voltorb starts flashing violently, Wildfire pounces in the firing line taking the brunt of the hit. As the Voltorb detonates the last thing you hear is a loud BANG! A burst of fire swells ahead tossing the echidna against the wall like a ragdoll. You start to cough and splutter as smoke fills the room. Ears ringing you feel around the floor blindly, managing to find the KO’d echidna and return him to his Pokéball. As the smoke clears your throat starts to ease up, the grid back in sight with only two Pokéballs remaining... “Talk about your rotten luck”, Volkner says weakly, “I think we’ve taken out all the Voltorb, so the switch is bound to be under one of those ordinary Pokéballs”

    By the time she actually picked up the Pokeball, Melissa could feel the tension weighing heavily on her and she nervously noticed that there was nothing under this one either. Not even a moment later, she realized it was heavier than normal and watched in horror as a set of eyes cracked open to glare at her. It began rattling in her hand and she hurriedly dropped it, scrambling backwards to try to get out of range. Still, as the Pokemon began flashing, she knew she was too close to escape the blast. Bracing herself for the impact, the brunette almost missed seeing her starter leap between them, obviously intending to take the hit. She already knew there was nothing she could say--and no time to say it anyway--as the Voltorb detonated, sending fire and smoke throughout the room. Melissa clenched her eyes shut to keep the smoke out, but that didn't stop her from catching the sound of her starter hitting the wall.

    After taking a moment to recover, she slowly felt her way across the floor, looking for Wildfire. Pulling the echidna onto her lap, she gave him a pat on the head. "Thanks, buddy. I'll try to be more careful now; I know how you worry," she told him quietly before tapping him on the head with his infrequently-occupied Pokeball. He'd really gotten a beating over the course of this adventure, she thought as she waited for the smoke to clear, coughing occasionally.

    As the two remaining Pokeballs came back into sight, Volkner spoke again. "Talk about your rotten luck. I think we've taken out all the Voltorb, so the switch is bound to be under one of those ordinary Pokeballs." Melissa nodded in response, eying the last two Pokeballs before sighing. Take another chance, huh? She moved back over to the grid as a thought hit her. Foresight! Stupid, stupid, stupid! I could have had Wildfire use Foresight to check before reaching for them! But she shook her head almost immediately after the statement. He was also exhausted and asleep. Something like that probably would have just sent him into unconsciousness faster.

    With a sigh, she refocused on the grid. It didn't take even a moment before she reached for the one directly across from Volkner's. After all, worst thing that could happen now was picking every one except the one with the switch. Which would be a little annoying, but, well, her luck was crap anyway.

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    The Caverns

    Flashfusion: A massive brawl was underway in the depths of the caverns, and by the looks of it you hadn’t gotten off to a bad start. One of the half a dozen robots was dismantled across the coin-strewn floor after you gang up tactics – and it was a strategy you were going to stick to as you shot out another volley of orders. Before that you drop to your knees rummaging through your bag for medical supplies – quickly brandishing a Super Potion. You aim at Larry who was on his last legs, pulling the trigger to release a spray of chemicals. The medicine stings but kicks in fast, the iron monster’s dents and scratches vanishing almost completely. Giving yourself a fighting edge, you take a step back as the nail biting action unfolds! First up Boing springs into the firing line with his pearl flickering a misty white, letting out a Ray of Confusion at a 180 degree angle. The sentinel’s movement appears more erratic, with confusion landing albeit only midly. Three of the five Golett manage to muster up a Shadow Ball whilst the others bonk themselves in the head in a stupor. The inky balls launch forward systematically, hitting all the ally team bar Larry who remains unscathed. Neptune tumbles onto his shell, using his tail to ricochet forward and shoot off a return-fire Ice Beam. The bluish bolt-beam arcs down on the most damage robot, his armour becoming stiff and glazed as the cold mist subsides. Nahkriin and Larry quickly join in on the action, slamming against the ground causing stalagmites to drop from the ceiling as the earth quakes. Coins ripple down the trove as the attack reaches the Golett, chipping away a good portion of their health whilst knocking one of them out! Neptune and Boing are knocked off their feet by the aftershock, but it was price worth paying bringing the odds to an equal number.

    Your eyes sweep over to Boing who was delaying the offence, his pearl rolling down one of the mounds of gold with the piglet scrambling after it! Meanwhile Neptune doesn’t bother getting to his feet as he withdraws into his shell and starts spinning on the spot. Coins are kicked up everywhere as the Pokémon reaches rapid g-force, suddenly letting lose a Hydro Pump in all directions. The powerful blasts of water hit three of the four Golett, with one misfiring and spraying Nahkriin in the jaw – the Druddigon letting off a snarl of annoyance. Boing finally reunites with his pearl, drawing it to his crown telekinetically and unleashing a wave of Psychic power. The telekinetic force sweeps down the arena, ploughing through more of the pirate’s booty and slamming one of the Golett at random. The robot tumbles onto its rear, rising back up without a trace of emotion. Whilst Boing looks pleased with himself the sentinels appeared to a have targeted a more considerable threat – sensors homing in on Neptune. The ghostly guard’s fists flicker with Shadowy energy, rotating them upward and launching a barrage of ethereal Punches on the turtle’s position! Too tuckered out from his last attack he takes the beating dead on, enough to knock him out cold. Rushing to passed out turtle’s side, the idea of pulling a win seemed a whole lot harder. With a quick glance over the battlefield your squad were in much better shape – this time you couldn’t let your guard down. What will you do?
    Cele was getting increasing worried about the damage that was being caused to the treasure as this colossal battle raged. Larry was heavily damaged during the affair, but a Super Potion bettered his condition significantly. With the team all ready, they marched into battle, Boing beginning the round with a Confuse Ray, albeit not a concentrated one, only to mildly cripple the Golett. The technique somewhat works, leaving two Golett chasing their non-existant tails as the other three fire off some Shadow Balls, hitting everyone except Larry.

    Fortunately, Neptune's turtle-like build allows him to bounce off his curly blue tail and shoot an Ice Beam at the Golett, causing an icy patch to form on its body of armor. Then comes the double Earthquake from Larry and Nahkriin, their feet slamming into the ground causing stalactites to fall from the ceiling and coins to ripple down from the piles. One of the Golett is knocked out as the others are damaged. However, this does not come without negative consequences. Boing's pearl falls off his head as he bounces in pursuit of his prized possession. Neptune falls on his back, unable to get up. Cele also falls on his butt, rubbing it as he gets back up. "Ow..." he mutters.

    Neptune withdraws his head, arms and legs into his shell, blasting high-pressure jets of water through all the holes in his shell, hitting almost all the Golett, one left unscathed as one jet hits Nahkriin, who growls in a low tone. With Boing retrieving his pearl, he lets off a Psychic, smashing a Golett to the floor, which gets back up easily. "Aw yeah!" Cele says as he notices the Golett look at Neptune, who is awaiting orders. The group of four fire Shadow Punches at Neptune, who is unable to dodge due to the Hydro Pump he just used. The fists knock him out, as he falls on his back, swirly-eyed.

    "NEPTUNE!" Cele screams as he rushes to his starter's side. He pulls his messenger bag of his shoulder, once again looking through the Medicine Pocket, before bringing out a Revive (3 of 3), and force feeding it into Neptune's mouth. "Come on, Neptune, stay with me! Get up!" he pleads. "If you can hear me, set up an Aqua Ring to heal yourself." he says to Neptune. He then turns to the rest of his Pokemon. "Guys, these Golett are really tough, we've got to be careful. We can't risk harming each other either. Nahkriin, give the most damaged Golett an Aqua Tail. Larry, let's try the same strategy as the Golbat, Dig underground and come up with a Shadow Claw on the most damaged one. Boing, an Energy Ball on the most damaged one should suffice."
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    Whale Island
    The Hydro-Electric Zone

    A tourist magnet, Whale Island is a large region of land that was formed from volcanic activity a millennia ago. There is a strange abundance of electrical energy present on this island which, rather than posing a problem, has complemented the island entirely. The entire area is a haven for water Pokémon with even the mountain craters filled to the brim, the abundance of water sports and holiday travel locations ensuring the time you spend here is never dull. Cities and townships are located all across the island, with resorts, inns, and travel lodges in ample supply. The Hydra River is the main waterway, starting up in the north-west area of the island and down through the Central Plains where the great Hydro-Electric Dam has been constructed, before leading down to the south-eastern corner of the island and back out to sea. Whether it's action water sports you're after, or just lazing on a nice stretch of beach somewhere, you'll definitely find the place you're looking for on the famous Whale Island.


    Central Plains
    Mostly fertile farmland there's not much here for your average tourist or trainer although a few areas of interest do attract the more adventurous trainers. Electric Pokémon thrive out here and are often found roaming the fields. Better beware though, they're not all that fond of trainers getting too close to their young so take a wrong step and you may find yourself on the wrong end of a lightning bolt that hasn't come from the sky.

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    Energos Quarry: As a mine abandoned after an errant spark caused a massive cave-in that crushed hundreds of workers, Energos Quarry is full of an electro-magnetic ore that causes electrical devices to malfunction and electric Pokémon to act strangely even inside their Pokéballs. Although abandoned, there are still many gemstones to be found in the tunnels and mines within, although plucky adventurers are warned that some of the Pokémon living in the mines may be reluctant to part with the treasures.
    "Gemstones, huh? One of those would be a nice keepsake to have in memory of my journeys..."

    It was that thought that had compelled Katsura to come explore the Energos Quarry, which he had read about in a book detailing the local points of interest. Not oblivious to the reported effects the mine's ore was said to have on electric Pokemon, he had decided it would be for the best to keep his usual companion of Kiba in his Pokeball for the duration of the trip; keeping it tucked away safely in his bag as an extra precaution. Instead, he was accompanied by a pair of different Pokemon; his Gible, Tia, and his Turtwig, Zelkova.

    The two of them were staying close by his side they approached the quarry; a welcome behavior compared to Kiba's usual habit of leading the way at a rapid pace which on more then a few occasions had gotten them both into trouble. They were also having a rather lively conversation with each other about something; presumably about what awaited them up ahead, though Katsura could never be certain.

    Before long, they found themselves standing at the entrance of the quarry, which had been left long abandoned since the freak accident that had doomed hundreds who once worked there. Katsura felt the likelihood of such a thing occurring again was slim, and as such, was mostly concerned about the wild Pokemon that surely lurked within. "Both of you... I need you to stay alert while we're in here. I don't want to get ambushed by any Pokemon." he said, his two Pokemon both giving a nod of the head and a word of acknowledgment in response. He knew he could count on Tia, the Gible looking confident and dutiful. Zelkova, on the other hand, was wearing the same dopey smile as always, which wasn't reassuring, as Katsura couldn't feel certain of whether the Turtwig was taking things seriously or not, though he at least knew he was a lot sharper then he looked.

    Having prepared their minds for danger, the trio set off into the depths of the quarry...


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    Sorry about the delay folks. I’ll be updating a couple more times over the next couple of weeks so get those replies in whilst you can!

    Cascade Waterfall

    Kaisap: With Deadalus the Pokémon Ranger in-training now neck deep in the lake, your eyes drift toward the perilous waterfall, white foam from the rapid current spraying off the cluster of sharp rocks. Not trusting your own swimming abilities you hand it to a natural, brandishing a Pokéball and tossing it into the water. A stream of bubbles run off its surface as it sinks to the seabed, cracking open in a flash of light. Minori the Seel nimbly swerves back to the surface, breaking through the water with a playful bark. Kitty clambers to your crown as you test the water, inviting enough to plunge in wrapping your arms tight around the Seel. Deadalous sends you a weak smile before pressing on, the puffer fish flailing its tail waywardly sending him upstream. Minori quickly follows suit, kicking his hind flippers and Surfing you toward the plunge pool. The Skitty hisses as sprays of water catch her in the face, the water becoming more turbulent the further you swam. Eventually you meet the rocks – sharp as daggers with the fast current crashing any drifting vessel into them without a sweat. You wince as nerves take over, Kitty driving her claws into your scalp as her hydrophobia kicks in. With the Qwilfish knowing its way around the current the Ranger starts to gain a lead, Minori struggling against the rapids as you sailed in tow. After what felt like minutes you’d finally cleared the minefield without a scratch, the Seel barking triumphantly as you dock just a few feet from the waterfall. You spot Icarus the Rufflet, bored stiff of circling the skies as he flocks onto the ranger’s head – cawing cockily at Kitty.

    “Hmm...” Dadalous ponders, barely audible under the thunderous sound of crashing water, “I-I’m willing to bet there’s a secret passage just behind th-this waterfall. We-we might have a better chance at infiltrating their hideout!” You try to clear the water out of your ears, not quite sure you heard him right. Go through the waterfall? The splash of the cascade made it impossible to strain ahead, much less look for a tunnel. Deadalous had proven incompetent at his post so far, sending red flags flying within your subconscious. He starts a countdown, Minori flexing his fins before you can make up your mind. “Ready... Set... Go!” The sensation of a ton of bricks crashing down on you takes shape for a fleeting second, the heavy rain punching you under the surface as Minori veered forward. Breaking through the threshold with a gasp, your ears prickle to the din of the waterfall now behind you. Kitty wrows in protest, dripping wet with her claws dug so deep into your skull she could draw blood. As the water runs off your eyes you get a good glimpse of the channel ahead, Deadalous’s instincts were right! The pair of you crawl to the surface, in awe at the bluish stones suspended in mid-air, illuminating the cave a neon hue.

    “Those stones are charged by electrom-m-magnetism, watch you’re back, this cave ought to be t-teaming with electric types!” Deadalous dries his glasses against his jacket and bids farewell to the Qwilfish, delving deeper into the cave. As you scramble in tow you notice the walls were smooth to touch, supporting the ranger’s theory the tunnel had been drilled manually by nefarious criminals. However old cobwebs and Pokémon bones littered the stretch ahead, suggesting it hadn’t been used in a long time throwing more doubt into your mind. Minutes pass until you finally catch ear of some activity. You spot a glimpse of an Eelektrik, sparks flying up its body as it slinks into a fissure on the ceiling. The rare encounters don’t stop there, clusters of Ferroseed clinging to the walls, draining energy from its magnetic compounds. Eyes sweeping across the ceiling in awe, it take’s Deadalous’s stammering voice to rouse your attention. Just ahead was a huge web, weaved thick across the width of the channel blocking your path. The ranger rubs his head in dumfoundment, “Huh, I-I wonder if I should go back for one of those Ferroseed, do y-you have any better ideas?”
    Minori quickly swam after Deadalus and his ride of a Qwilfish. Going up waterfalls had personally never been one of Noriko’s favorite activities: it was wet, potentially dangerous and painful. Kitty had noticed the water splashing all over her, her sharp claws digging into Noriko’s scalp. Those cuts would be a pain to wash hair with later. Deadalus and his Qwilfish seemed to navigate up the waterfall with enviable ease – Minori was by no means incapable of going upstream, but not as fast as the other Water-type. The Seel was, to put it lightly, frustrated, adding another thing on his list of “Reasons to Evolve Quick”. Managing to not hit any sharp rocks on the way, the team moved on up with Minori making proud noises for making it through the Minefield of Nature. At last docking on land after the waterfall, Noriko sighed with relief, with Kitty furiously trying to shake off the water. Water was quickly becoming less scaring and more annoying to the tiny feline – and Icarus the Rufflet cawing at her from above wasn’t helping with her mood. Kitty hissed back, ready to take on the cocky feather duster any day. Of course it was easy for the thing to irritate her from high up, she didn’t have wings!

    Icarus had quickly grown bored of flying, landing on Deadalus’ head. “Hmm... I-I’m willing to bet there’s a secret passage just behind th-this waterfall. We-we might have a better chance at infiltrating their hideout!” Deadalus sounded far too happy while saying those words. Noriko shook her head sideways a few times to get the water out of her ears. “Are you joking?! We’ll get thrown on the rocks if we try to go back down!” Noriko was now heavily questioning the quality of the Ranger education, even more so when Deadalus clearly wasn’t listening, already doing a countdown. Minori flexed his fins a bit, all ready to go again, regardless of how his trainer felt. “Ready... Set... Go!”

    As Dedalus reached “set” in his countdown, Noriko tried objecting. Was this really a good- and suddenly there was tons and tons of water crashing down on her again. Too busy trying not to accidentally drown, Noriko wasn’t fully aware what exactly happened – she could only notice when the spraying water disappeared suddenly, leaving the whole team soaked again, and dripping water echoing oddly around her. Kitty still had her claws deep in Noriko’s skin, causing a quiet string of curse words. Noriko could only barely have the realization that Kitty seemed far more angry and irritated than scared. At least some progress was being made, on some level. Beyond ecstatic at the sight of dry, rocky land, Minori swam closer, letting his trainer and Kitty crawl on less wet territory. Noriko was fairly sure that she would have strangled Deadalus had he been wrong about the cave.

    Kitty was quick to start shaking off water while meowing angrily. The nerve of Noriko to get her wet like that! She then turned around, noticing a magical sight: blue rocks, shining and floating in mid-air. Kitty was in awe, as was Noriko. Both of them had a slight start at the voice of Deadalus coming from nearby. “Those stones are charged by electrom-m-magnetism, watch your back, this cave ought to be t-teaming with electric types!” Noriko nodded, digging out Minori’s Pokéball and calling him back inside it. A Water-type would be a bad idea in an electric cave. Kitty had cooled down enough to get back on Noriko’s head (sans the claws), and after Deadalus had dried his goggles on his jacket and waved goodbye to the Qwilfish, the group moved deeper into the cave. With smooth walls all over the place, Noriko gave a bit of value to Deadalus’ theory that the criminals had drilled in here – but the creepy bones and cobweb lying around didn’t seem very new. After a few minutes of walking in silence, there started to be Pokémon-induced noise.

    A large Eelektrik sent off sparks of electricity before diving into a fissure high up in the ceiling, causing Noriko to let out her held breath. That one hadn’t looked very friendly. It wasn’t a Pokémon one ran into too often, which made Noriko wonder about the other inhabitants of this magnetic cave. She didn’t have to wonder for long, her eyes catching sight of clusters of little Ferroseeds hanging on to the walls and sucking in electricity. The young woman was overjoyed at the sight of even partly Grass-type Pokémon – but the kidnapped Donphan came first. Busy watching the Ferroseed, Noriko almost missed Deadalus’ stammered words. In front of them was a way further down – covered by a giant cobweb. The ranger rubbed his head, making Noriko have another bad feeling for some reason.

    “Huh, I-I wonder if I should go back for one of those Ferroseed, do y-you have any better ideas?”

    Here we go again. Noriko picked Skitty up from her head, looking at her partner in thought. Deadalus’ track record indicated total ignorance of logic, and getting through the web with a Ferroseed was closing in on old adventure game logic. Noriko had played those things and been traumatized for life. Moustache made by combining tape and a feline and all. Kitty looked at her trainer, sensing the uncertainty, meowing. If they let Deadalus ignore their suggestion, go for a Pokémon by himself and stall their progress, the Phanpys outside would be growing up without their mother and Noriko’s hair would be gray before Deadalus was finished. Both trainer and her partner shivered at the thought. “Hey Deadalus, how about we come along and help you get one? It should be safer and faster than you going at it alone. I might need a Ferroseed in a place like this as well…” Kitty meowed in agreement, her and Noriko looking at the ranger and waiting for a response.

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    Ampere Beach

    Dark Searchman: Avast! The clash on dangerous tides had met a climatic finale with Peeko headed waywardly into the eye of the storm, ferrying Delilah in his bill prepped for dispatching. Your heart was tied in knots as the white pelican faded into the stormy night skies, grossly outmatched by the forces ahead. Back to the sailboat, even the legendary captain was powerless to keep it steady as the turbulent waves picked up in size. Your stomach churns as the vessel cuts through the swelling water, the rising current pushing up against the bow as you desperately hang onto the railings – fingers numb against the cold metal. The boat drops upon reaching the rolling wave’s crest, gravity pulling you down the deck as it sailed into another dark wharf. Briney rushes to the mast, tying down the sails as the whirring winds looked to knock you further off course. You spit out another mouthful of seawater as the surf bumped aggressively against the sides of the ship, a wave breaking over the railing and flooding the deck.

    Clambering to your feet with the last survivor of the resistance far out of sight, an idea strikes like a flash of lightning. With one last trick under your sleeve you brandish a White Flute, guarding it from the harsh winds and rocky tides as you press the mouthpiece against your trembling lips. Forged by the ashes of mount chimney, the glass vidro chimed as the torrent of drizzle pattered against its surface, your last bet at evening the odds. Hunkering down on the forward hatch and taking a quick swallow of salty air you start to play the instrument. Despite practice you were no Mozart - blowing your lungs out with the flute releasing a weak whirring noise, ringing in your ears even after it tailed off into the ruckus of stormy sea. Playing until you go blue in the face you crawl to the edge of the boat desperate to see what you’d lured. Your eyes sweep across the ocean, nothing but churning waves barely distinguishable from the black sky. Your hopes start to dwindle as strain deeper into the blue, a flare of lightning from the rumbling clouds above giving light to the shoal of fish Pokémon headed to the surface! Your heart starts to race, imagining how the mighty orca would deal with a second battalion of Rainbow Reef’s finest... Or so you’d hoped. Suddenly a Magikarp blindsides you as it flounders onto the deck with a loud thud! Rubbing the sting of salt water away you take another fleeting look beyond the deck, hundreds of the ‘karp swarming around the boat - floundering pathetically as they pushed and shoved to get closer. Briney is too preoccupied on steering to make an observation, the plan working out to be a flop by the looks of what you’d trawled up. The marine predators were shrewd enough to ride out the storm, leaving all hope in the hands of Delilah and Peeko.

    Drowning out the noise of splashing carp, you home back in on the storm ahead - Kyogre’s ruby eyes like flashing beacons as they jet toward the rising shoreline. It takes a while to spot the glint of white against the black cloud, the Peliper soaring skyward building momentum as it veers back down toward the leviathan. Kyogre lets out another cry, the Surf swelling as another tidal wave started to build blocking the pelican’s flight path. With tailwinds too strong to turn back Peeko tilts his wings in efforts to climb skyward. The tsunami quickly closes distance, the two barely scraping over its cap and into open skies. Caught up in the nail biting suspense your guard starts the slip, the captain rousing you with a gruff yell, “Brace yourself lad!” The low groan of the vessel spurs you to look north, the tidal wave your two comrades had just narrowly avoided closing in on Briney’s old sailboat! With the sails full of rain and refusing to pull, the oldtimer hunkers below the rails boldly staring down his ocean nemesis. The wave reaches its peak, starting to crash as it pulled you in. The bow rises until you’re completely vertical, legs dangling weightlessly as you climbed higher and higher – hanging onto the railings by the tips of your fingers... The wave breaks and the boat capsizes, giving you one fleeting look at the old sea captain before the hum of ocean fills your ears.

    It was like being dropped into an icy tundra, your whole body going numb as its heat drained away. Bubbles run from your nostrils and mouth as you gasp for air, the wave’s current pulling you almost half a mile under. You could easily give into a quick and painless death but your survival instincts coax you to do otherwise, swimming and kicking with the last of your strength until you reach the surface. The lapping waves are just as hard to contend with as you struggle to catch a breath against the sprays of water and the relentless downpour. You desperately strain to keep your stinging eyes open, spotting a piece of driftwood from the boat’s wreckage which you hastily swim toward. Hanging on for life and panting desperately, you struggle to get your bearings until the sea captain calls your name. Cast a good stretch away rafted on a Slowking that looked vaguely familiar he catches your eye as you yell back. However he quickly breaks contact, with Kyogre waging war against Ampere Beach.

    Having narrow averted the tsunami, Peeko continues his bearing toward the sea god – picking up velocity as he dips into an airstream. The orca lets off a defiant wail in a last ditch attempt at stunting the pelican’s daring but there was no turning back now. The bird gives off a caw, signalling Delilah who gapes down at the passing ocean with rising fear. The Water Bird starts to brake as they meet with the Sea Basin Pokémon, deploying Delilah right on queue. The angler fish pulls back her fins as she breaks into freefall, one strong gust enough to send her off course. You watch with baited breath as she builds momentum, the Kyogre making no effort to dodge as the Chinchou makes a landing. Flopping onto the Briney Jr.’s head, he attempts to shake the angler fish but it’s no good with one hand tied to Kyogre’s dorsal fin and the other to the Red Orb. Delilah starts to slip off his crown, quickly wrapping her fins around his eyes like a blindfold before letting off a Supersonic wave sharp enough to scramble the young captain’s brains. The confusion seems to resonate down the orca a low wail echoing down the seas making the surf churn more waywardly. The dark ocean suddenly lights up as the Kyogre starts firing off a Hyper Beam into thin air, ripping through the dark clouds down to Ampere Beach were it easily levelled a strip of beach huts. The tide begins its invasion inland, taking you hostage with the current too strong to break free. Focusing back onto the source of the blitz you spot your last glimmer of hope in two blinking lightbulbs as Delilah wrestled with the captain for the orb. Time seems to slow down as they struggle for power, Delilah gaining the upper hand by poking the terrorist in his eyes with her anglers - letting loose all the juice she had left.

    The two break away in slow motion, Delilah disappearing into the turbulent waters with the Red Orb hurtling back into the deep sea trenches... lost forever. Time spins back to normal and the crashing surf starts to calm. With a last rumble the black clouds part, the suns ray’s filtering down so bright it stings your eyes. The tide recesses back to the ocean, and Kyogre departs with it - the orca’s eyes and runes flickering back to their normal hue. In a matter of minutes the scene had completely changed, the deadly storm making way for a bright and sunny day. Delilah wraps her fins around you affectionately, and as she fares you toward the shore you take one look fleeting look at the turquoise ocean. Briney Jr. had attempted a getaway, with Sr. restraining him courtesy of Slowking’s Psychic. Police boats were quickly on the scene and you imagined it’d be a long long time before the twisted sailor ever got out. Resting your head against the warm sand you can faintly hear his screams of protest, “I’M INNOCENT I TELL YA! IT WAS THE ORB! IT TOOK CONTROL OF ME! AREN’T YA GUNNA TELL EM GRAMP’S... ALRIGHT! I DID IT! AND I WOULD’VE GOTTEN AWAY WITH IT TOO, IF IT WASN’T FOR THOSE MEDELING KIDS! BETRAYED BY MY OWN GRANDPA AND BY MY OWN POKÉMON! I’LL BE OUT SOON ENOUGH, AND I’LL HAVE MY REV-“You catch sound of a police car door slamming shut. Ampere Beach was safe again...

    ***

    Weeks later you return to the scene, breathing in the salty sea air with all the painful memories flashing back like a movie reel. The beach couldn’t look any different to that fateful day, hundreds of beachgoers soaking up the rays, playing volleyball and building sandcastles – the sound of laughter resonating down the golden coast. As you ambled through the sandy stretches no one knew you were the kid who saved Whale Island. That was just fine - you didn’t need tourists harassing you with questions. After about an hour of walking you take a rest at Peili Harbour, the docks still being rebuilt after Kyogre’s rampage. Despite this you sit back on the wrecked pier, the soft waves somewhat calming the storm that was still raging in your mind. You shut your eyes, the cries of Wingull and Peliper drowning out all noise as they scuttled around the boardwalk looking for scraps. As one of them starts pecking at your pant leg you look steady ready to shoe it away, only for Peeko to greet you with an affectionate caw! Looking past the pelican you spot a pristine sailboat docked against the wharf, Captain Briney hailing you with a sailor’s salute – the Slowking you’d rescued from the deep sea shipwreck as a Slowpoke giving the same old dopey grin. The old man clambers off the boat, embracing you with a fatherly hug you didn’t expect.

    “I’m guessin you came to pay your respects to that friend of yours?” he says with an unmistakable grin, “I wouldn’t lose hope yet kid. He’s still out there, I can feel it!” He pats you on the shoulder, easing your troubled mind some as you look out into the ocean, wondering just where Andy’s adventure had taken him now... Briney quickly interrupts this train of thought as he starts rummaging through his pockets.

    “I almost forgot! I never rewarded you for all you did back there! You know, saving the world and all...” To keep from rambling he gives you a bluish disc and a seashell that jingles as it passes from his hand to yours “I want you to have this, it’s TM Brine, somewhat of a signature move of mine, heh heh. As for Delilah, I want her to wear this as a medal for her incredible bravery” before you can show any gratitude the salamander makes an odd noise to get your attention, fumbling around his conch headgear before prizing what could only be a . You can’t help but feel your stomach turn as he hands you the decapitated limb, recalling it was the same one you’d witnessed an Eelektrik gnaw off in the trenches of Rainbow Reef. It was incredibly rare and would fetch a fair price if you didn’t want to hang onto it.

    “This was just a quick stop lad”, Briney smiles, unfastening the boat just as quickly as he’d docked, “We’re heading back home, but like two ships passing in the night I’m sure we’ll cross paths again some day!” With that, he fires you another salute as the wind fills his sails, braving the oceans once again. As the ship becomes a small dot on the horizon you decide to make tracks yourself, a whole world of adventure still out there for you to explore... The End

    And with that, your adventure across Whale Island’s East Coast has been concluded, leaving you free to leave the Hydro-Electric Zone. it’s been a real pleasure updating you and I hope you got as much from this as I did. It’s a shame Andy never got to reach the finish line, but I hope you’re as satisfied with having this whole adventure wrapped up as I am. Feel free to revisit Whale Island at any time, but I doubt you’ll have me as your updater, so with that I wish you good luck! Finally, if you’re interested in trading away that Slowpoke Tail I’m the first in line!
    {Yosh, thank you so much, Emp! I really liked your updating, and while I had intended for my first adventure to be at Astoria, you did a great job getting me into the swing of things! And who knows, I just might be interested in trading away the little delicacy I've got here...

    Now, if you guys don't mind, I'd actually like to continue my adventure here, and I even want to adventure in Ampere Beach some more! Plus it makes sense, my character's not going to just up and leave this place, not when there's more stuff to see! I'd be fine with a different updater taking me in for this part, though Emp's certainly free to keep updating me if he wants to! So, Whale Island Part 2, START!

    Actually, I've decided to edit out my intro, and I'll hopefully post another intro into Whale Island later on...}

    As Peeko flew into the storm with Delilah in his bill, Hyrem wondered if they'd even be able to get close enough to grab the orb; nothing was distracting Kyogre now, so it was free to focus on two bite-sized Pokemon and let loose its fury. Whoops, let's focus on the boat now, Hyrem! There was no way Briney could keep it steady now, the waves were just too wild and turbulent. Between the movement of the boat, the rain, and the cold metal railing the trainer was holding onto, his stomach was turning every which way, his fingers were going numb, and he had to keep spitting out seawater every time the boat jumped up and landed onto the rough sea. Even with all this adversity, Hyrem was able to play his White Flute, hoping to call some more powerful Water Pokemon into the battle. After playing the best he could, he looked into the sea. Pleeeease, let there be some fish in there! A flash of lightning, and- yes, they're coming!

    "Karp!" the Magikarp says as it jumps into Hyrem's face. Hundreds of the fish join it, flopping on the deck of the ship, around the ship, just crowding for a place near Hyrem. Come to think of it, he'd have tried to catch one if HE WASN'T SO FOCUSED ON SURVIVING, DARNIT! So much for a backup plan, looks like the more useful Pokemon had the smarts to get out of Dodge, so now it really was up to Delilah and Peeko to save the day. Well, Peeko was still closing in, but Kyogre had other plans. With another spine-chilling roar, it summons another Surf attack to trap the two Water Pokemon. The wind kept forcing the Pelipper forward, so Peeko had to do his best to fly upward, as high as he could. Don't hit, don't hit, please don't hit! Hyrem's panicked thoughts dominated his mind. Fortunately, Peeko was high enough so that the wave barely touched his toes, so he and Delilah were safe and stayed on course.

    But they weren't the only ones in the wave's path.

    “Brace yourself lad!” the captain shouts urgently as he struggles to keep the boat from being swept in ... by that wave? ... Yeah, no. Hyrem's hands might as well have been frozen to the rails as he hung on for dear life. Tch, as if that was going to help. The boat ends up getting lifted to the crest of the wave before it comes crashing down, shattering the boat, and letting the captain be the last thing Hyrem saw before plunging into the icy waters. The plunge was so chilling his body went numb in a flash, it was impossible to hold his breath, and the current pushed him further into the subzero world. It took him everything he had just to resurface, but he then had the choppy waves, the water splashing into his eyes and mouth all the time, and if Kyogre saw Hyrem he'd be a sitting duck, powerless against the Pokegod. He finally sees some driftwood to grab onto, but he still struggled against the water until he heard Briney's voice call out his name. He looked for Briney and saw a familiar dopey face ... only this time he had a conch for a crown. "Hey, Briney!" he called out before letting Dexelle auto-register the new Pokemon:

    Slowking, the Royal Pokemon. When a Shellder bites Slowpoke's head, the Slowpoke gains a phenomenal amount of intelligence, but should they lose the Shellder on their head they lose this intelligence and any memories it had as a Slowking. Slowking always manage to keep a level head, even in the most dire of situations. They are often seen researching with human scientists to help unlock the mysteries of the world.

    Meanwhile, Peeko picks up speed as another tailwind favors him. Even when Kyogre lets out another mighty bellow, Peeko remained undaunted, opening his mouth wide so Delilah could make the jump. Though nervous, she leaves the safety of Peeko's mouth nonetheless, and as she falls faster Hyrem hopes her course is straight and true ... which it is since Kyogre didn't try to move out of the way. Delilah lands right on Briney Jr.'s head, catching him by surprise, and he is unable to shake the Chinchou off since he had to hold onto Kyogre's dorsal fin and the Red Orb. Delilah then slips down to hold onto his face with her fins before screaming something fiercely Supersonic, causing confusion in both the sailor's head and Kyogre's. For a moment, it roars out in pain, making the waters churn even more, before unleashing a Hyper Beam that vaporized everything in its path. It was a darn good thing the attack wasn't fired in Hyrem's direction! The tide carried Hyrem toward the shore; yeah, there wasn't any way Hyrem was going to fight that. Delilah then started trying to pry the orb out of Briney Jr.'s hand before shoving her lures into the sailor's eyes and giving him the shock of a lifetime.

    That worked. As Delilah and Briney Jr. break away from each other, Hyrem could catch a glimpse of the Red Orb before it splashed into the deep waters. I don't think anybody's going to find that jewel any time soon (famous last words, right?). Everything calms down soon after that, the waves, the sky, everything. That included Kyogre, whose red runes no longer glowed. As the clouds part leaving a sunny sky, Kyogre slowly sinks back into the deep ocean. It was too bad, Hyrem almost wanted to see the Sea Basin Pokemon up close now that it was no longer angry ... almost. Seeing Delilah up close would totally be satisfying, though ... Oh, there she is, she surfaced right close to Hyrem! She even tightly hugged his face, happy to know her trainer was alive through all of this ... so cuuuuute! "Haha, you did it, Delilah!" Hyrem said happily, his voice muffled by Delilah's embrace. The pair were just responsible for beating a Pokegod--okay, so technically they beat the guy controlling Kyogre, but that counts, right?--so they had every right to be proud of themselves. As Delilah ferries Hyrem back to shore, he looks back to see Briney Jr. get apprehended by the police. By the time the pair made it ashore, they were both exhausted and decided to crawl up the beach before resting their heads against the sand. Oh yeah, can't forget how the could hear Briney Jr. ranting and screaming: “I’M INNOCENT I TELL YA! IT WAS THE ORB! IT TOOK CONTROL OF ME! AREN’T YA GUNNA TELL EM GRAMPS... ALRIGHT! I DID IT! AND I WOULD’VE GOTTEN AWAY WITH IT TOO, IF IT WASN’T FOR THOSE MEDDLING KIDS! BETRAYED BY MY OWN GRANDPA AND BY MY OWN POKÉMON! I’LL BE OUT SOON ENOUGH, AND I’LL HAVE MY REV-“ As the police door closes, Hyrem and Delilah couldn't help but smile, knowing the crisis befalling all of Whale Island had been averted. Hyrem's tired arms hug Delilah once more before they close their eyes and give themselves some much needed rest.

    **********

    It's been a few weeks since Hyrem was last here, though he kinda wished he didn't remember what he had to go through. The beach was just as lively as it was when he first set foot here. It all started so innocently, he just wanted a nice tree for Daphne to attach to, but then it led to a nice fishing trip in which he caught Delilah, that was good. But everything else was just a total misadventure in which it took all of Hyrem's strength to fend off a hungry Eelektrik, then a hungrier Kyogre. As he walked the beach, no one really gave him a moment's notice even though he should be celebrated around these parts. Eh, he didn't need all the publicity anyway, he got enough of it after a more well-known trainer approached him and gave him the fiery chick he named Vi. After about an hour, he walked over to Pieli Harbor, where they were still rebuilding from the mess Kyogre made. He decided to let Delilah out after he found an empty bench so they could sit and relax. They could certainly hear the Wingull and Pelipper out in full force, begging tourists to feed them. At least Delilah was able to repel any seabirds that tried to snatch her for lunch. Then a Pelipper grabbed Hyrem's pant leg, but before Hyrem tried to kick it away it gave a familiar, "Pelllll~!"

    "Peeko!?" Hyrem asked, surprised to see the friendly pelican again. "Hey, how are you doing, bud!" he says before rubbing the top of the Pelipper's bill, only to look up and see Briney and Slowking greeting him aboard a brand new skimmer before Briney walks back onto the pier and unexpectedly hugs Hyrem. "Wow, great to see you again, Captain Briney!" he greets the old sailor.

    “I’m guessin' you came to pay your respects to that friend of yours?” Briney says with a grin and a glint in his eye. “I wouldn’t lose hope yet kid. He’s still out there, I can feel it!” As Briney pats him on the shoulder, Hyrem is in better spirits. "Yeah, I know he's out there too! I just hope I can see him again, him and his Pokemon! I've got so many friends I want to show him now..." He trails off as he's distracted by Briney searching through his pockets. “I almost forgot! I never rewarded you for all you did back there! You know, saving the world and all...” Instead of going on like old men sometimes do, the captain gives Hyrem two unique items. I want you to have this, it’s TM Brine, somewhat of a signature move of mine, heh heh. As for Delilah, I want her to wear this Shell Bell as a medal for her incredible bravery.”

    "Slowking!" the Psychic Pokemon calls out to Hyrem. As Hyrem draws nearer, Slowking grabs something out from under his crown that most definitely brought back bad memories to the trainer: the Tail the Eelektrik bit off of the creature when it was a Slowpoke. Well, this body part was supposed to be a delicacy to some people, though looking at it now Hyrem would unequivocally disagree. Still, it would be rude to not accept this gift. "Uh... gee... thanks..." he said as he grabbed the tip of the tail by the tips of his fingertips, trying so hard not to retch as he carried it over to the bench where Delilah was and set it down close to his Chinchou. Naturally, Delilah chose that moment to give in to her curiosity! She held the tip of the tail up to her mouth and took a tiny bite of it... and she really liked it. "Oh gosh," Hyrem blurted out, covering his mouth to try to keep it in. "Delilah," he weakly said through clenched teeth and his fist while Delilah kept tasting the meat. "Not. Helping." Eventually, he couldn't watch the spectacle anymore and took the tail away from Delilah, placing it into an odor-sealed bag so it could be used later.

    Back to what Hyrem thought were the better gifts! "Thank you so much, Captain Briney!" he said, taking the TM and the bell, letting Delilah have the TM first. "Chou..." she said with wonder as she could feel the new power invigorate her. She could now envision the Brine of the ocean splash harshly against her foes, especially those who were worn down some. Then Hyrem presented the Shell Bell to her, and he felt like a parent would when they put a medal on their child. Delilah started playing with the bell around her neck, and she was thoroughly entertained by the magical jingling inside it. "Chin chou~!" she said with happiness as she jumped into Hyrem's arms. "Aw, haha, I'm glad you like them!" he said. "These are Captain Briney's gifts, so say 'thank you' to him!" Delilah turns to Briney and gives a cute, "Chin chou~!" again to express her gratitude.

    “This was just a quick stop lad,” Briney smiles as he untied his boat from the pier and hoisted anchor, “We’re heading back home, but like two ships passing in the night I’m sure we’ll cross paths again some day!” And with that, he saluted farewell while Slowking steered the boat with Peeko perched at the top of the mast, waving goodbye. "Thanks again for all your help! Bye, Briney!" Hyrem called out to the sailor as he waved back while Delilah flashed her lures happily. As soon as the boat disappeared, he then looked down at his Chinchou. "You know, I think Whale Island's not done with me yet! For now, though, I think there's other places to go! So, Delilah, return!" he said as he opened her Pokeball which sucked her inside, then headed back to a boat that would take him to a zone that had made a mysterious return recently...


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    Missingno. Master: You and Myrtle bicker for a little while as to how to proceed. Peeves isn’t going to last much longer, as she points out, but you’ve failed to stand up for your weaknesses in your team type. The weak Pokemon at hand is quick to point out that as disadvantaged as Lily will be, so is he, and you reluctantly withdraw him.

    The Venomoth is evidently startled by her surroundings, but you point out that there is no time for that, and order her moves. She soars over the Houndour, scattering a pretty blue dust, but the dog burns it away with another Ember. Lily panics and flies back to avoid being caught in the small inferno before trying again with a Stun Spore. You’re having terrible luck – that fails, too. The Sludge Wave, thankfully, is a success: the gloopy wave of purple douses the dog, who coughs and barks in disgust, shaking its head. The nasty stuff has got into its eyes. Thankfully Lily has an endless reserve of poison energy, or once again, you might have had the beginnings of an energy problem.

    Lily has the advantage now. No status effects might have landed on the canine yet, but its energy is far lower than hers and so is its health. You can attempt to catch it, but have no idea if it will work, or you can try to end the fight fast before there’s a chance for overturn. What do you do?

    Suicune’s Effigy

    LASL: You repeat yourself in mangled, barely legible German before returning to English, and though you don’t realise it, your words are directed at a wall some distance away and not at the legend himself. He doesn’t loosen his grip, but now when he speaks, his voice seems to boom impressively over the howls of the wind.

    “We’re going there, but not together.” He tells you, not even looking at you anymore, but at the structure of crystal in the waves. “I’ll be waiting for you there, but you must make it there alone, even through the storm. You have until this time tomorrow to reach the castle and face my challenges, but if you can’t... Whale Island will fall under the waters. And you can spend eternity in the fear that you couldn’t overcome.”

    Before you can respond, he slowly releases you before lunging from the cliff. Instead of crashing into the depths, he lands smoothly on top of the water, the waves rippling around his feet. Moments later, the blur of many colours has started for the castle, leaving you behind.

    You have not been given much of a choice. With such an ultimatum, can you afford to waste this opportunity and bow to your fears? Will you try to flee? Or will you fight, and show your bravery to the figure that you’ve always admired?

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    Missingno. Master: You and Myrtle bicker for a little while as to how to proceed. Peeves isn’t going to last much longer, as she points out, but you’ve failed to stand up for your weaknesses in your team type. The weak Pokemon at hand is quick to point out that as disadvantaged as Lily will be, so is he, and you reluctantly withdraw him.

    The Venomoth is evidently startled by her surroundings, but you point out that there is no time for that, and order her moves. She soars over the Houndour, scattering a pretty blue dust, but the dog burns it away with another Ember. Lily panics and flies back to avoid being caught in the small inferno before trying again with a Stun Spore. You’re having terrible luck – that fails, too. The Sludge Wave, thankfully, is a success: the gloopy wave of purple douses the dog, who coughs and barks in disgust, shaking its head. The nasty stuff has got into its eyes. Thankfully Lily has an endless reserve of poison energy, or once again, you might have had the beginnings of an energy problem.

    Lily has the advantage now. No status effects might have landed on the canine yet, but its energy is far lower than hers and so is its health. You can attempt to catch it, but have no idea if it will work, or you can try to end the fight fast before there’s a chance for overturn. What do you do?
    Keith withdrew his Duskull and sent in his Venomoth, but her Sleep Powder was quickly nullified by the Houndour's Ember. He crossed his fingers as Lily tried a Stun Spore... only for that to fail as well. However, it wasn't over till it was over, and Lily knew this, too, as she unleashed her Sludge Wave, dousing Houndour in the vile substance. Houndour barked and coughed in disgust, and it was obvious the sludge had gotten into its eyes. The battle was certainly turning in favor of Keith and his team, and he slowly raised his right hand, the hand in which the empty red-and-white sphere was still being clutched.

    "Are you cer-tain?" Helena whispered as Keith pressed the button on the Poke Ball he had taken out earlier, enlarging it to full size. "We do not know if that Houn-dour is real or not..."

    "Very true, Helena," Keith agreed. "But then, there's one way to find out, isn't there? Moreover, this can potentially end things before the Houndour gets a chance to turn the tides." Without further ado, he brought his arm back, and winged the orb forward, aiming right at the blinded Houndour. "Poke Ball! Go!!" he shouted.


    OOC: As previously stated, the Poke Ball is #3 of 10, and the second one was used here.
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    Glitch City

    Missingno. Master: You enlarge the Poke Ball and throw it towards the Houndour, but as sure as you were, you were wrong. It merely bounced off its ooze-covered skin, now useless to you. The failure makes you grimace – this is the second time you’ve wasted a resource trying to capture something you could not, after all.

    “I told you.” Myrtle said with a hint of smugness. For all the emotional development between human and Pokemon today, some things would never change. The Houndour keeps his eyes shut, and unfortunately, can’t smell Lily over the poison, either. However, it can hear the flapping of her wings, and the battle goes on – this dog will not give up without a fight. It uses another Ember, catching her off guard, singing her wings before it can fully be dodged.

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    Missingno. Master: You enlarge the Poke Ball and throw it towards the Houndour, but as sure as you were, you were wrong. It merely bounced off its ooze-covered skin, now useless to you. The failure makes you grimace – this is the second time you’ve wasted a resource trying to capture something you could not, after all.

    “I told you.” Myrtle said with a hint of smugness. For all the emotional development between human and Pokemon today, some things would never change. The Houndour keeps his eyes shut, and unfortunately, can’t smell Lily over the poison, either. However, it can hear the flapping of her wings, and the battle goes on – this dog will not give up without a fight. It uses another Ember, catching her off guard, singing her wings before it can fully be dodged.

    How will you go on?
    Keith grimaced and facepalmed as Myrtle smugly said, "I told you." For the thrown ball merely bounced uselessly off the Houndour, the Poke Ball now useless. Helena gave Keith a sympathetic look, and even Myrtle was starting to look less and less smug by the moment as she noticed how forlorn her trainer was looking at the failed capture attempt.

    "Well, now I know, I guess," Keith sighed as Houndour suddenly let off another Ember. Lily tried to evade it, but could not completely dodge it; the Fire move singed her wings.

    "Mooooth," groaned Lily.

    Keith sighed again, before speaking up, his determination returning to him. "Well, if we can't catch it, we can still finish it off! Lily, use your Sludge Wave again! Follow it up with Signal Beam, then Tackle it!"

    "You can do it, Li-ly!" called Helena, intent on at least cheering on her teammate, if she wasn't in a position to help out otherwise.

    "How you feeling, Myrtle?" Keith asked his other Shuppet.

    "No dif-fer-ent from the last time you asked," Myrtle replied.

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    Glitch City

    Missingno. Master: Myrtle’s smugness falls away as she notices just how forlorn you look. Now you know better, and can carry on the fight, cheering on the Venomoth along with Helena. Seeing the Sludge Wave coming, Houndour attempts to evade, still caught in its massive area, but not in such a state as last time. It doesn’t help that it’s near enough blind for the moment, and while Signal Beam is significantly brighter, that and the Tackle hit their mark. The dog whines as it goes barrelling backwards into a scrambled-looking wall. The Pokemon is out for the count, and Lily gains a level up!

    “There.” Helena sounds relieved, as does the Venomoth, who croons along with her. The battle is done, but there are still obstacles ahead. There are plenty of boulders and objects to clamber over, and two routes to get closer to the coast which involve bodies of water: a smaller swim which will lead to a row of buildings and the promise of more climbing (and a large tree), or a longer body of water which will lead to a more direct path to the coast. Either way, there may be more Pokemon or glitched happenings.

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    Missingno. Master: Myrtle’s smugness falls away as she notices just how forlorn you look. Now you know better, and can carry on the fight, cheering on the Venomoth along with Helena. Seeing the Sludge Wave coming, Houndour attempts to evade, still caught in its massive area, but not in such a state as last time. It doesn’t help that it’s near enough blind for the moment, and while Signal Beam is significantly brighter, that and the Tackle hit their mark. The dog whines as it goes barrelling backwards into a scrambled-looking wall. The Pokemon is out for the count, and Lily gains a level up!

    “There.” Helena sounds relieved, as does the Venomoth, who croons along with her. The battle is done, but there are still obstacles ahead. There are plenty of boulders and objects to clamber over, and two routes to get closer to the coast which involve bodies of water: a smaller swim which will lead to a row of buildings and the promise of more climbing (and a large tree), or a longer body of water which will lead to a more direct path to the coast. Either way, there may be more Pokemon or glitched happenings.

    What do you do?
    "Yeah!" Keith exclaimed as Lily slammed into the Houndour, sending it barreling backwards and into unconsciousness, increasing her level from 39 to 40. "Good job, Lily!"

    "Ex-cel-lent," smiled Helena.

    "I must ad-mit, that was nice," confessed Myrtle, betraying a small smile at her Bug/Poison-type teammate.

    "Venomoth, Venomoth," replied Lily, looking significantly happy.

    "All right," Keith grinned, his initial disappointment at not being able to catch the Houndour significantly ebbing away. "So now what do we do?"

    "There ap-pear to be two ways to get to the coast," stated Myrtle. Keith looked, and indeed he saw two routes- one was a small body of water leading to a row of buildings, and it looked as though more climbing would be necessary. The other route looked more direct, but also more wet.

    "Crap," muttered Keith. "Either way, we gotta get across water, and that's gonna be a problem for me... Really should have brought Pisces with me, or even Helga..."

    "Well..." Helena said, furiously thinking, trying to come up with an idea. "What a-bout Li-ly's Con-fu-sion? She can car-ry you a-cross the wa-ter!"

    "I don't know," Keith said uncertainly, turning to face his Venomoth. "Lily, you think you'd be up for that, right after that battle?"

    "Veno..." murmured Lily, equally uncertain.

    "I have an i-de-a," said Myrtle. "You may not be a-ble to swim, but you can walk on ice."

    "Yeah, but- of course!" Keith exclaimed. "Lily, do you think you might be able to freeze the water solid enough with your Icy Wind?"

    "...Venomoth," replied Lily, her tone suggesting a bit more confidence in this idea.

    "I will help," Myrtle stated. "I can use I-cy Wind as well-"

    "You will not," Keith said firmly. "Until your condition improves, I don't want you exerting any more energy than is strictly necessary."

    "No, screw that," argued Myrtle. "I wish to help out, and I will be damned if I let a lit-tle quea-si-ness in-ter-fere with me see-ing my own kind a-gain."

    Keith sighed. "You're right," he admitted. "But Myrtle, please, be careful. Here's the plan- Myrtle, Lily, use Icy Wind to freeze the smaller body of water. I can at least get the climbing done on my own. Lily, the ice is gonna be slippery, so help me keep my balance any way you can. If the ice starts to crack, try and lift me with Confusion. OK, everyone got their orders?"

    "Yes," replied Myrtle and Helena simultaneously.

    "Moth," added Lily as she nodded.

    "OK," sighed Keith. "Then let's do this.

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    Glitch City

    Missingno. Master: Helena’s shy compliment makes Lily swell with pride, and any upset at that missed Houndour has left you at the impressive victory you two made together. Only now, with the guidance from one of your Shuppets, you’re faced with the worst block for this adventure – water. Going to Whale Island of all places, and by the coast, with no water type, may have be one of the worst mistakes of your life.

    However, you have an idea, and it is a good one. With a little bickering and out-loud plotting, the two ghosts work together to whip up an Icy Wind. You hold your jacket sleeves and fold an arm around your middle, using the other hand to keep your oversized hat in place as the elements gather and slowly freeze the water. It doesn’t help that Glitch City is unseasonably warm, but for now, it looks strong enough to hold.

    You go to take a step forward, but as you do, Myrtle has used up nearly all of her energy. She is dizzied, and attempts to stay up, but doesn’t manage it. The former Missingno. plops onto the ground. Her pride is hurt, and for her, for whom this adventure means so much... It looks like it may have reached the end of the line.

    What do you do?

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    Missingno. Master: Helena’s shy compliment makes Lily swell with pride, and any upset at that missed Houndour has left you at the impressive victory you two made together. Only now, with the guidance from one of your Shuppets, you’re faced with the worst block for this adventure – water. Going to Whale Island of all places, and by the coast, with no water type, may have be one of the worst mistakes of your life.

    However, you have an idea, and it is a good one. With a little bickering and out-loud plotting, the two ghosts work together to whip up an Icy Wind. You hold your jacket sleeves and fold an arm around your middle, using the other hand to keep your oversized hat in place as the elements gather and slowly freeze the water. It doesn’t help that Glitch City is unseasonably warm, but for now, it looks strong enough to hold.

    You go to take a step forward, but as you do, Myrtle has used up nearly all of her energy. She is dizzied, and attempts to stay up, but doesn’t manage it. The former Missingno. plops onto the ground. Her pride is hurt, and for her, for whom this adventure means so much... It looks like it may have reached the end of the line.

    What do you do?
    "Myrtle!" Keith exclaimed as his Shuppet collapsed, the single Icy Wind she had used having depleted almost all of her energy. Myrtle was still conscious, but only barely, and even then, was clearly in no state to use any other attacks, let alone stay in the air. She looked bitterly disappointed. "I knew this was a bad idea," he muttered. "Damn it, Myrtle, why did you have to exhaust yourself like that? We gotta get out of here right now, Myrtle, you need a Pokemon Center-"

    "No," Myrtle interrupted, her determination showing even through her weakened voice. ""Car-ry me if you have to, but I am see-ing this through to the end."

    "At this rate, you'll be seeing this through to your end," Keith said. "Myrtle, this is insane."

    "In-sane or not, this is my fa-mi-ly we are talk-ing a-bout here," Myrtle snapped weakly.

    "...Fine," Keith sighed as he gently scooped the fallen Shuppet into his arms. "In fact- here," he said suddenly as he dug an Aguav Berry out of his backpack. "Eat this, Myrtle, it'll help you regain your strength." He held the berry up to Myrtle's mouth as he made to start crossing the ice once more. Lily noticed this, and prepared to help him keep his balance if necessary.

    "...Thank you," Myrtle said quietly as she began munching on the berry. Helena floated close by, looking at her big sister with concern in her eyes.


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    Missingno. Master: At the sight of poor Myrtle you begin to lose your nerve. You knew this was too much for her, but in your excitement and determination, you let her go on with her insanity nonetheless. After all, she was quite the stubborn creature, and if she insisted on anything, you usually had to relent.

    As it is, even if you wanted to get out right away, how would you? There’s nothing but insanity around you, and unlike the city its formation is very vaguely based on, there is no Pokemon Centre in sight. Missingno. brought you to this world, and chances were, it would have to be the one to take you out. Until you overcame whatever it was it wanted from you, you would have to carry on, with or without Myrtle.

    Cautious, you start onto the ice with the ghost in your arms, and Lily flutters close in case you are in need of help with your balance. The ice is thick thanks to help from two Pokemon, but it is not quite enough to get you all the way across. Nervous, but knowing there’s no other way, you take the risk and make a jump for the final stretch, and your dual-type helps you make it with her trusty Confusion.

    Directly to your right there is a large rock formation you could try to climb, but it’s steep and would be best handled with the aid of a Pokemon. In front of you is another, but this one you can walk around in hopes of finding any easier way towards the coast. Myrtle has devoured the Aguav Berry you gave her, and while it has restored some of her strength, it seems she will only be an observer for the rest of the adventure. What do you do?

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    Missingno. Master: At the sight of poor Myrtle you begin to lose your nerve. You knew this was too much for her, but in your excitement and determination, you let her go on with her insanity nonetheless. After all, she was quite the stubborn creature, and if she insisted on anything, you usually had to relent.

    As it is, even if you wanted to get out right away, how would you? There’s nothing but insanity around you, and unlike the city its formation is very vaguely based on, there is no Pokemon Centre in sight. Missingno. brought you to this world, and chances were, it would have to be the one to take you out. Until you overcame whatever it was it wanted from you, you would have to carry on, with or without Myrtle.

    Cautious, you start onto the ice with the ghost in your arms, and Lily flutters close in case you are in need of help with your balance. The ice is thick thanks to help from two Pokemon, but it is not quite enough to get you all the way across. Nervous, but knowing there’s no other way, you take the risk and make a jump for the final stretch, and your dual-type helps you make it with her trusty Confusion.

    Directly to your right there is a large rock formation you could try to climb, but it’s steep and would be best handled with the aid of a Pokemon. In front of you is another, but this one you can walk around in hopes of finding any easier way towards the coast. Myrtle has devoured the Aguav Berry you gave her, and while it has restored some of her strength, it seems she will only be an observer for the rest of the adventure. What do you do?
    As he made it to the other side, with some help from Lily, Keith sighed in relief. "Thanks, Lily," he grinned. "Myrtle, how are you doing?"

    "A lit-tle bet-ter," Myrtle replied, her voice indeed sounding much more like usual, though she remained in Keith's arms. "The Ag-uav Ber-ry seems to have helped. Still, I do not know if I yet have the strength to ho-ver..."

    "Just stay in my arms, then," Keith said firmly. "And no more attacks, you hear me? No Water Gun, no Ominous Wind, no Knock Off, and certainly no Sky Attack. Got it?"

    Myrtle nodded silently. She felt like arguing, but could not deny that her trainer had a point.

    "Now then," Keith said, looking at the two rock formations. "What to do? The one on the right, I cross that, that's a more direct path, but I don't think I can scale that alone."

    "What a-bout with Li-ly?" asked Helena.

    "No," Keith said, shaking his head. "I think that might be pushing it. This is twice now she's carried me with Confusion. That plus the battle, I'm not sure how much more energy she's got left. No, if I'm gonna climb this, I need the help of something else... If only I brought Pomona or Goyle, a Vine Whip could be really helpful right about now... We could also go around this one here," he added, gesturing to the rock formation in front of him. "Though I can't be certain if that'll get us to the coast... Still, it's the safest option right now. If I keep relying on all of you to help out like this, I'm gonna wear you all out. Let's go around the one in front, see where that gets us." He started to walk around the rock formation that stood before him. Keith wasn't sure if this was the best idea, but he wasn't gonna risk wearing Lily out too.
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    Missingno. Master: Myrtle tells you she feels better, and though she wishes to argue against your move restrictions, she holds her tongue. Unfortunately, you have a point, but it’s not just the one Pokemon who is at threat of being worn out. You worry for Lily following her battle and the use of psychic power twice already, and Helena isn’t used to all this activity, nor does she possess the great stubbornness of some of her allies. Wisely, you take the longer path.

    Not too far after the big formation, you spot a fence which wouldn’t be hard to get over at all. However, it would involve taking down trees with Cut or finding another way past them once you had clambered over it. Another alternative is breaking into what looks like a house from the outside, but it’s Glitch City, and awaiting you inside could be anything – or absolutely nothing. In the distance are many great walls and pools of more water, taunting you against progress, but if you feel like venturing further along, who knows what else you will find?

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    Missingno. Master: Myrtle tells you she feels better, and though she wishes to argue against your move restrictions, she holds her tongue. Unfortunately, you have a point, but it’s not just the one Pokemon who is at threat of being worn out. You worry for Lily following her battle and the use of psychic power twice already, and Helena isn’t used to all this activity, nor does she possess the great stubbornness of some of her allies. Wisely, you take the longer path.

    Not too far after the big formation, you spot a fence which wouldn’t be hard to get over at all. However, it would involve taking down trees with Cut or finding another way past them once you had clambered over it. Another alternative is breaking into what looks like a house from the outside, but it’s Glitch City, and awaiting you inside could be anything – or absolutely nothing. In the distance are many great walls and pools of more water, taunting you against progress, but if you feel like venturing further along, who knows what else you will find?

    What do you do?
    Keith took the long way around, firmly believing he was doing the right thing- there was no reason to continue to wear out his Pokemon like this, after all. Not long after this, he encountered a fence that didn't seem like that much of a challenge to get over. That said, it appeared as though he'd have to get past a bunch of trees as well, likely by taking them down by use of Cut.

    "Just great," sighed Keith. "I didn't bring anything with Cut. Juuuust perfect. I knew I should have brought Ginny instead of Chuck."

    "What a-bout the house?" asked Myrtle. "Could you not just break in-to that?"

    "It's a thought," Keith conceded.

    "I am not sure," Myrtle said warningly. "There could be a-ny-thing in there."

    "We gotta try something," Keith said. "I say it's worth a shot. Let's try the house."

    "O-K, but how do we get in?" asked Helena.

    "Hmm," Keith said as he walked over to the house. "OK, Helena, here's your chance to help out. Use Knock Off to try and break open a window, and I'll climb in through there."

    "What if my Knock Off does not do the job?" Helena asked nervously.

    "Don't sweat it," Keith said dismissively. "If that doesn't work, then Lily, you use Supersonic on the window, that should definitely shatter the glass."
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    Missingno. Master: Your team roster brings more regrets. You not only have no Pokemon that can swim, but also nothing capable of cutting down trees, either. In any other situation, deciding that smashing open a window was the way forward would bring about alarm, but you’re fairly certain that if anything lives in there, it won’t care too much.

    Helena finally gets her chance to chip in, and she uses Knock Off with all her might! A crunching sound lets you know that it’s been effective, but it wasn’t quite enough. Lily finishes the job with her Supersonic, and the glass of the window shatters. You shield yourself and Myrtle from any back spray of shards before carefully proceeding through, hearing more glass break underfoot as you venture inside.

    There are no lights on within the house, meaning that the sun outside is the only thing illuminating as you go through. There’s a second floor, but no stairs to get up there, and the place is a mess as if somebody had ransacked it before you arrived. Myrtle shudders in your arms. She has a bad feeling, and as you go to the hallway to exit through the front door, you spot what looks like a human being.

    Looks, of course, is the keyword. It’s a boy, and he looks vaguely like you. He is donned in a red and white jacket, black spiky hair kept under control by a matching hat. His jeans are a darker shade of denim than yours, and the trainers have a slightly different pattern, though matching colour scheme. His backpack is smaller, and on it is only one Poke Ball. The boy says nothing, but unhooks the single sphere from his belt and throws it forth.

    Out of it comes a Kangaskhan, which stomps its feet and roars. You’re surprised it even fits into the space! What do you do?

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    Suicune’s Effigy

    LASL: You repeat yourself in mangled, barely legible German before returning to English, and though you don’t realise it, your words are directed at a wall some distance away and not at the legend himself. He doesn’t loosen his grip, but now when he speaks, his voice seems to boom impressively over the howls of the wind.

    “We’re going there, but not together.” He tells you, not even looking at you anymore, but at the structure of crystal in the waves. “I’ll be waiting for you there, but you must make it there alone, even through the storm. You have until this time tomorrow to reach the castle and face my challenges, but if you can’t... Whale Island will fall under the waters. And you can spend eternity in the fear that you couldn’t overcome.”

    Before you can respond, he slowly releases you before lunging from the cliff. Instead of crashing into the depths, he lands smoothly on top of the water, the waves rippling around his feet. Moments later, the blur of many colours has started for the castle, leaving you behind.

    You have not been given much of a choice. With such an ultimatum, can you afford to waste this opportunity and bow to your fears? Will you try to flee? Or will you fight, and show your bravery to the figure that you’ve always admired?


    He was gone.

    El could tell that much before she even removed the stinking useless goggles. Why did she even wear them? They were never useful. Out over the ocean was her goal, standing proud and tall against the storm. Against the whislting winds. Against waves crashing with doubtless enough force to break bones. She was beginning to doubt that this was her best idea ever.

    But... Suicune. She'd been approached by Suicune! It was weird and kinda scary and more than just a little surreal. She still didn't have any idea why but how often did a chance like this come up? Challenges... yeah okay that part was a little offputting but surely it couldn't be that bad? Right? Yeah, she was going to do this! Nothing was going to stop her now! She wanted to overcome her fear! Wanted to, wanted to!

    That and the threat of Whale Island going undersea and her drowning anyway. That was a pretty big motivational factor.

    Right, first things first: how to get there? Pokemon? Her team was not in any way shape or form cut out for crossing stormy seas. Well, maybe Squishy but the Ditto wasn't on hand. And even if she did go pokemonback the storm was such that she'd probably be knocked off at the first sign of a rogue wave. And considering how she'd once nearly drowned in a river on a mildly overcast day... Not a chance she was willing to take. Ugh, just thinking about it was enough to make her feel mildly queasy. What else was there?

    The town. It was coastal, surely they had to have boats? Or even better, someone who knew more about navigating the sea than what she'd learned from nature documentaries. It was pretty far, but she had twenty four hours. And if there was one thing in this world she was good at, it was running.

    Sparow was still squirming against her hold. El didn't need to do a finger test to know that the wind was really quite strong, probably enough to make even the tinybird's low-level flying quite inconvinient. No point in finding out the hard way, she returned her starter yet again. Scanning the horizen, El located the effigy where all this insanity had started. It seemed like a good first goal, she vaguely remembered being able to see the town from there after all. She took three deep breaths and on the third, she was off.

    This was going to be interesting.

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    Missingno. Master: Your team roster brings more regrets. You not only have no Pokemon that can swim, but also nothing capable of cutting down trees, either. In any other situation, deciding that smashing open a window was the way forward would bring about alarm, but you’re fairly certain that if anything lives in there, it won’t care too much.

    Helena finally gets her chance to chip in, and she uses Knock Off with all her might! A crunching sound lets you know that it’s been effective, but it wasn’t quite enough. Lily finishes the job with her Supersonic, and the glass of the window shatters. You shield yourself and Myrtle from any back spray of shards before carefully proceeding through, hearing more glass break underfoot as you venture inside.

    There are no lights on within the house, meaning that the sun outside is the only thing illuminating as you go through. There’s a second floor, but no stairs to get up there, and the place is a mess as if somebody had ransacked it before you arrived. Myrtle shudders in your arms. She has a bad feeling, and as you go to the hallway to exit through the front door, you spot what looks like a human being.

    Looks, of course, is the keyword. It’s a boy, and he looks vaguely like you. He is donned in a red and white jacket, black spiky hair kept under control by a matching hat. His jeans are a darker shade of denim than yours, and the trainers have a slightly different pattern, though matching colour scheme. His backpack is smaller, and on it is only one Poke Ball. The boy says nothing, but unhooks the single sphere from his belt and throws it forth.

    Out of it comes a Kangaskhan, which stomps its feet and roars. You’re surprised it even fits into the space! What do you do?
    Keith smiled as Helena's latest attempt at contributing to the adventure finally paid off, and her Knock Off attack shattered the window. Even if it wasn't fully broken, she had still helped, and she beamed with pride. Lily's Supersonic was sufficient to take care of the rest of the glass, and without further ado, they entered.

    The house was dark, and a total mess, as though it had been ransacked. Myrtle shuddered in Keith's arms as they explored.

    "I have a bad fee-ling," the Shuppet declared. "Per-haps this house is not the way to go..."

    "Yeah, I get what you mean," murmured Keith as he made his way towards the hallway which led to the front door. Then, he stopped short, spotting what appeared to be a human being. In fact, it looked very much like Keith, albeit with a smaller backpack, only one Poke Ball, and a darker blue pair of jeans. "...Hello?" Keith said cautiously.

    The boy said nothing, but in response, took the Poke Ball off his belt and threw it, unleashing a large brown Pokemon, which surprisingly fit into the narrow corridor. Keith's eyebrows flew up in mild surprise as he held out his Pokedex.

    "Kangaskhan, the Parent Pokemon," droned the device. "Kangaskhan keeps its young in a pouch on its belly. To protect its baby, it will not back down from any fight."

    "Well, looks like we're in for a battle," Keith stated.

    "Can I do it?" asked Helena. "Kan-gas-khan's Nor-mal moves will not work on me-"

    "And your Ominous Wind will fare no better," Keith finished. "Without that, all you got is Knock Off and Flash, Helena, and I'm not sure those'll be enough. Besides which, that Kangaskhan could have Scrappy, which means there goes your Normal immunity. Don't worry, you'll get to battle sometime. No, I'm thinking we need to use something... smaller. Something that can easily maneuver in this narrow hall, as that looks to be our best bet at having an advantage over Kangaskhan here." He pulled out a Poke Ball and threw it. "Hermione, let's go!" he shouted as a decidedly small Pokemon exploded forth from the ball and landed on the floor.

    "Weeeedle," said Hermione.

    "...Are you sure?" asked Helena as she looked at the Weedle Keith had sent out. "Her-mi-o-ne has no more bat-tle ex-pe-ri-ence than me..."

    "True, but she does know more moves," Keith said. "Don't read too much into it, Helena- you helped us get in this house in the first place, remember."

    Helena was still a little upset at not getting to battle, but couldn't help but smile at Keith's reassuring words.

    "Right," Keith said as he turned to face his doppelganger's Kangaskhan. "Hermione, use your Poison Sting! Follow up with an Electroweb, and if it tries to attack, use Can't Catch Me to evade!"

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    Suicune’s Effigy

    LASL: Suicune has left you, but you can’t help but feel inspired by his challenge. You want to overcome your great fear of water, but not only that, having the lives of Whale Island and your own weighing in the balance is a great motivational factor. Returning Sparow to his little ball, you take a few more deep breaths and run against the wind and rain. It’s cold, and the wind doesn’t help, and you feel yourself shivering away.

    Returning to the Effigy gives you a better view of the island. Delphin Harbour is not too far away, and your best hope right now of getting to the castle quickly. After all, it is a hub of activity, so it’s quite likely to have someone who can lend you assistance. Otherwise, on another shoreline, Shell Harbour is near enough the same, though it would take you longer to get there. Unfortunately, the bad weather means that most people will be hiding away, and the storm’s only going to get worse. Time is of the essence, before you’re forced to sail solo, or simply too late to beat this quest in time.

    What do you do?

    Glitch City

    Missingno. Master: You have found yourself in yet another battle, and Helena is once again upset that she has been denied the chance to assist you. If the Kangaskhan has scrappy, her immunity is doomed, and Ominous Wind would do her no good. Instead, you make the surprising choice of Hermione the Weedle. However, the judgement is sound: she is small, determined and agile with a wider movepool. Any stomping around could lead to a poisoned foot with a hole in it, too – though whether she’d survive the squishing or not is another matter.

    The miniature bug goes straight onto the offensive with a Poison Sting which hits, making the glitch Kangaskhan growl in unhappiness. It leers in response and goes for a set of Comet Punches, only to find its fist and the rest of its body caught in an electronic web. That slows it down and shocks it, and the large normal-type sets to flailing the web away, with Weedle steering well clear of the stomping and claw waving.

    Weedle appears to have an advantage – and a great one, which would surprise many who don’t own one of its species. Kangaskhan’s speed is slowed by the web and even more by having to reach down to attack. This in mind, what do you do?

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