Keith grinned as the Chocolate Magic attack hit its marks, but this grin quickly started to fade away as Keith realized something- the molten quality of said chocolate was not causing nearly as much discomfort in the Magnemite as Keith had hoped. His thinking was, Steel-types hate heat, hence their weakness to Fire, and thus, being blasted with extremely hot melted chocolate could not possibly be a pleasant experience for them. Well, he had been right about it not being pleasant for them, at any rate- those Magnemite did not look happy.
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"Oh, crap," Keith murmured weakly as the Electric/Steel-types rose up above the cliff, their attention focused on Keith. Stunned by this though he was, he still had the presence of mind to jump out of the way of the oncoming Thunderbolt attack. "Oh, double crap," Keith said as the Magnemite started to circle all around him.
"Weedle... Weedle..." Hermione whimpered, glancing around at the angered Magnemite. And then, another Thunderbolt. This one caused an explosion behind Keith, which propelled him and Hermione clear off the cliff.
"Oh, triple crap!" exclaimed Keith. "Hermione! String Shot! Now!!"
Hermione did not need telling twice. The Weedle hastened to let fly a String Shot, which stuck to the cliff. Desperately, Hermione tried to slow their descent. Keith was not a heavy man, but still, this was not going well... until finally, they neared the ledge which contained the woman who had cried out for help in the first place, and the String Shot finally seemed to be slowing them down. Keith breathed a sigh of relief... until he realized that the woman seemed somewhat oblivious to what was going on. Thinking that this was an intentional part of the rescue attempt, she jumped off the ledge. "Hey, whoa, wait, hold on-" Keith began, but no use- the woman had already jumped, and was now clinging to Keith's legs. And just as he had feared, the sudden addition of that extra weight was taking its toll on the String Shot, putting far too much strain on it until... SNAP.
"Oh, quadruple crap," Keith groaned.
And they fell. Very fast. Towards the ground. Instinctively, Keith held Hermione close to his chest, hoping to at least keep his Weedle safe. The woman wasn't screaming- in fact, if anything, she seemed annoyed by the whole situation. This in turn annoyed Keith. Or, it would have, only he was just a tad preoccupied with the inevitability of slamming into the ground. Keith closed his eyes, and braced for impact...
Keith opened his eyes. "Owwww," he groaned, gingerly getting back up to his feet. He winced in pain, but seemed to be mostly OK, and a quick glance down told him that Hermione had survived the fall with no injuries. The woman, on the other hand, seemed to have been knocked unconscious. "OK," he sighed. "I think it goes without saying that this isn't going anything like I planned."
"Weedle, Weedle," nodded Hermione in agreement. And then, Keith heard it- the buzzing noise. And he knew just what was making that buzzing noise, too. Sure enough, Keith glanced up, and saw that the Magnemite had followed him.
"Well," Keith remarked. "Hermione?" he said, addressing the Weedle who had crawled back onto his shoulder.
"Weedle?" replied Hermione.
"You, uh, you don't suppose those Magnemite might possibly be in a forgiving mood?" Keith asked.
"Weedle," Hermione shook her head no.
"Yeah, figured as much," agreed Keith. "Probably zero chance they'd back down without a fight, huh?"
"Weedle Weedle," Hermione replied, now nodding.
"OK," Keith sighed as he took out a Poké Ball. "If these guys want a fight, then let's give them one they'll never forget and always regret! Hermione, I choose you," he said, which the Weedle took as her cue to crawl down off of Keith and stand between him and the Magnemite horde. "And of course, a little backup never hurt," Keith added, throwing the ball. "I choose you, Godric!" he exclaimed as the ball opened up, unleashing a Nidorino from within.
The Poison Pin Pokémon glanced up at his electrical adversaries, then turned to Hermione. "Riiinoh?" he grunted questioningly.
"Weedle Weedle, Weedle Weedle Weedle," came the reply. Keith spoke neither Nidorino language nor Weedle language, but he supposed Godric was asking Hermione for any info she might have on the Magnemite, and possibly having a quick discussion of strategy. That was Godric's style- though he had no qualms about listening to Keith, he always tended to take charge whenever he could. And then, the Nidorino turned his head back to face Keith, and his eyes flashed with blue light. At the same time, items shifted around inside Keith's backpack, a zipper opened seemingly of its own accord, and a shiny black rock, propelled by Godric's Confusion, hovered out and landed in Keith's hand.
"Godric," Keith murmured, glancing at the Moon Stone in his hand. "You sure the time is right?"
"Rino, rino," the Nidorino nodded. Keith gave a small sigh. He had been hoping to hold off on this until both he and Godric felt the time was right. At the very least, he wanted to evolve Chuck into a Gengar first, just so he and Godric could have a practice battle against each other, purely for the video game reference. And yet, at the same time he realized just how stupid a reason that was for forestalling evolution, especially if that was pretty much the only reason. OK, yeah, it would've been cool for a laugh or two, but on the other hand, the immunity to Electric moves this would bring would surely give Godric the upper hand against these Magnemite. Besides, Godric had just confirmed that it was the right time, and Keith knew that Godric tends to know what he's talking about when he's sure about stuff.
Keith slowly took a few steps forward, and placed the Moon Stone on the ground immediately to the right of his Nidorino, then hastened to step back. And not a moment too soon, either, for once he had backed off, both Pokémon and stone had begun to glow, the latter being absorbed into the former's body as he began to drastically change shape. He gained muscle and bulk, his horn jutted out even further than before, he stood up on his hind legs, and a large, powerful tail sprouted from his backside. The glow faded at this point as the newly evolved gave a mighty and triumphant roar. Now grinning in spite of his previous hesitance to evolve Godric so soon, Keith held out his Pokédex.
"Nidoking, the Drill Pokémon, and the evolved form of Nidorino," droned the device. "Nidoking's hide is hard as steel, and its horn can punch through diamond. Its tail is its mightiest weapon, and can reduce a telephone pole to toothpicks with just one swing."
Already, Keith was feeling much more confident about taking on this Magnemite horde. "Alright, let's do this!" he grinned. "Hermione, use your Firestream. Hit as many of them as you can. Then try to evade their moves using Can't Catch Me. Godric," he added, addressing his new Nidoking. "Blast them with Supersonic, then pick a target and use Drill Run."
What? Nidorino is evolving!
Congratulations! Your Nidorino evolved into Nidoking!
*Godric learned Surf!*