Chapter Thirty-Three: The Ultimate Battle! Legends Unleashed!
“Keldeo,” Purple panted. “Focus Blast those fiends!”
The blue Musketeer sent the Focus Blast roaring. It was unlike anything Purple had ever seen! With Keldeo being a powerful legendary Pokemon, the Focus Blast excreted powerful aura. Purugly jumped and dodged the attack, leading it to hit Skuntank. Skuntank used an orange Hyper Beam to counter the Focus Blast. Focus Blast barely dissipated.
“Keldeo knows Focus Blast, Hydro Pump, Double Kick, and Reflect,” Purple’s Pokedex said.
“Alright. I can work with that,” Purple continued to pant. “Keldeo, Hydro Pump!”
“Not gonna happen. Purugly, Iron Tail! Mars ran up and pointed at Purugly. The Pokemon jumped, and, with tons of pressure, slammed the black, curled tail into the Hydro Pump. The pressure split Hydro Pump down the middle, sliding Keldeo back a few feet.
Keldeo started to pant.
Sensing its weakness, Jupiter and Mars commanded their Pokemon to use Night Slash and Iron Tail, respectively. “Double Kick,” Purple roared at Keldeo. Keldeo turned around and missed its first hoof that it launched at Purugly. Purugly had severe agility. Keldeo made sure its second hoof hit. Purugly slammed back into the Mars. Mars quickly pushed Purugly off and got up.
“Let Night Slash hit, Keldeo!”
Skuntank’s leg was glowing a venomous purple. The ominous attack hit Keldeo in the chest and flung it back. When Keldeo’s nimble body made contact with the pink dirt of the Legendary Dimension, smoke flew up. Keldeo got up, unfazed.
“What!?” Jupiter paced back and forth. She was furious.
“Keldeo has the ability Justified,” Purple’s Pokedex went on.
Keldeo spouted a Hydro Pump that completely knocked Skuntank off its feet. Skuntank and Purugly were barely able to stand up, but they did. Keldeo ran across the dimension and stabbed both Pokemon with its rear hooves with a Double Kick attack. Purugly and Skuntank slid back, but they were still able to battle!
Cobalion was leading a training session with Terrakion and Virizion at the Moor of Icirrus since they lost to Keldeo last time. That was when Cobalion sensed it. Cobalion jumped over Terrakion and Virizion and ran off towards Icirrus City. Terrakion and Virizion followed. After reaching Icirrus City, they ran into Brycen. Brycen was sensing danger also.
Grey was comforting Brittany in the cavern. Cobalion, Terrakion, and Virizion stormed into the cavern and approached the portal. Covered in rocks, the portal was inaccessible. Cobalion, Terrakion, and Virizion summoned their “swords”. Cobalion’s was blue, Virizion’s green, and Terrakion’s orange. They sprouted out from the top of their heads. Ten feet long, they broke every last boulder in one shot.
“Cobalion… Virizion…” Grey muttered.
“Terrakion, too…” Brittany added. She wept some more, and Grey embraced her.
Inside the Legendary Dimension, Keldeo stammered, “Uh… Gotta go. Sorry,” and ran out of the portal. There, Keldeo collided with the other Muskedeers. Keldeo tried to summon its own sword but couldn’t.
Cobalion scolded, “We’re leaving for training. Now. Let’s go.”
“I have to help save Unova! Please stay. If you want, you can stay out here and let me fight,” Keldeo argued.
“Absolutely no way,” Cobalion confirmed. “We’re leaving.”
Keldeo ran back into the portal. Cobalion, Terrakion, and Virizion followed. When they got back to the fight, Purple was fighting Jupiter and Mars with his Duosion.
“Purugly, Hypnosis,” Mars commanded. “Stat!”
Purugly ran up and sent pink aura waves that hit all four Muskedeers. They all fell over, sleeping. So it wouldn’t fall asleep also, Duosion used Psychic on Purugly and slammed it into Skuntank. Both Pokemon fell over. Duosion was weak from battle, too. Purple was running out of Pokemon to battle with. Actually, he was out. Samurott was with Grey and Brittany, Poke Ball and all. The rest of his Pokemon were in Opelucid City.
Shaymin and Victini came to Purple’s rescue. The battle was short, however, as Shaymin was rearing to go since it got the Gracidea Flower. Shaymin, in Skye Forme, flew up to the yellow sky and used Seed Flare. Green matter, consisting of leaves and a green aura, filled the Legendary Dimension, and another portal opened. This time, it led into the Distortion World!
The black vortex roared, and a face appeared in the portal. It was black around the eyes with golden claws surrounded its face. As though they were midnight itself, black wisps of pure darkness came out of its back and into the Legendary Dimension. Giratina retreated, and as if a vacuum had come in, things were getting sucked into the vortex!
Purugly and Skuntank were first.
When the sucking first started, Skuntank and Purugly were grabbed in. Smartly, Victini, Mew, Manaphy, Jirachi, and Celebi all flew to the far side of the dimension and weren’t affected. The Muskedeers, being as big as they are, also weren’t affected. Mars ran towards Midnight, but Jupiter grabbed her arm.
“You are not going in there! We stick together.”
Shaymin, next to Purple, summoned a light green Energy Ball. It hit the pillar that Jupiter was holding onto, and both commanders were sucked into the Distortion World. Giratina wasn’t pleased. The air in the dimension thinned, and the sucking’s power increased. Purple was lifted off of the ground and was hurtling towards the portal. He quickly returned Duosion and was taken inside. Shaymin flew in, too.
The entire Legendary Dimension would be destroyed if the portal didn’t get closed. Keldeo woke up first. Keldeo dashed across the dimension, getting sucked closer and closer to the portal as it ran. As Keldeo was running, Cobalion woke up and noticed a passed out Veronica on the far side of the dimension. She must be controlling Azelf, Mesprit, and Uxie! Keldeo’s trying to free them! Cobalion thought.
Azelf, Mesprit, and Uxie were in chains. Keldeo ran over, and, sword activating, used Secret Sword on the chains. All of the chains broke, and the Pixies were set free! In the air, Keldeo started to glow again. Keldeo’s horn grew long and turned dark blue. Out of its red mane, blue, yellow, and green feathers grew. Resolute Forme had been activated!
Azelf, Mesprit, and Uxie floated up, still possessed. Their eyes were still blood red from being controlled. Even with Veronica passed out, they felt the need to attack. Keldeo was the enemy, the target. Azelf used Flamethrower, Mesprit used Ice Beam, and Uxie used Thunderbolt. Keldeo jumped, and the attacks soared back at the Muskedeers. Cobalion slammed into Terrakion and Virizion to wake them up, and they did. Each formed their swords, and the attacks hit them. Flamethrower was stopped by Terrakion, Ice Beam by Cobalion, and Thunderbolt by Virizion.
All three Pixies summoned Shadow Balls and sent them at Keldeo. Keldeo flinched, preparing for the battle to end. Nothing happened. Keldeo opened its eyes was fine.
“Vic,” Victini cried out in pain.
“Victini sacrificed itself for you, Keldeo. Go stop them,” Cobalion ordered.
Keldeo sent a Hydro Pump from its hooves. It slammed Uxie against the wall. The redness left its eyes. Uxie was turned back to normal! Mesprit and Azelf floated forward. Keldeo ran forward, but that’s exactly what Azelf wanted. Azelf’s eyes glowed green and grass came out of the pink ground. Keldeo fell to its knees and slid towards Mesprit. Mesprit zoomed at it and slammed a Thunderpunch against its face. Keldeo slammed into the ground five hundred feet back.
Keldeo barely stood back up, but did. Keldeo launched another Hydro Pump that was destroyed by Thunderpunch. Keldeo ran across, jumped before a Grass Knot could trip it, and slammed Mesprit with a Double Kick to the face. Mesprit slammed back into the wall and landed next to Uxie, free from the control. Only one Pixie remained.
Azelf lifted its head to the sky, and a Thunder attack burst down onto Keldeo. Before it hit, though, Keldeo used Secret Sword. Keldeo’s sword worked as a conductor, so Keldeo took less damage. Keldeo’s sword glowed and “waves” like Sonic Booms flew at Azelf. The barrage of Secret Swords hit Azelf, and some missed Azelf. The point was distraction. Keldeo jumped onto one wave, onto another, and then onto a third. At this point, Keldeo was close enough and hit Azelf in the face with Double Kick. Just to make sure, Keldeo sent a Focus Blast onto Azelf that finally blew up when they collided into the wall. Azelf was down and back to normal.
Now nimble, the vortex served a threat to Azelf, Mesprit, and Uxie. They would be sucked in if they didn’t do anything. The three got off of the ground and levitated over to Keldeo.
Keldeo begged, “Please, do something about that portal! If you don’t, we’ll all get sucked in eventually. Then the rest of Unova will too. I won’t let that happen.”
The three Pixies nodded.
They flew over to the vortex and circled it. Purple, yellow, and green waves of energy spread over the portal and the entire dimension. The portal turned from the dark Distortion World to the peaceful Legendary Dimension as it disappeared. Keldeo ran over and rubbed its head on the Pixies as though it was a dog. The other three Muskedeers walked over and congratulated Keldeo. Mew, Celebi, Jirachi, and Manaphy flew over and knelt at Victini’s side. The Legendary Pokemon started to glow, and power crept back into Victini. It was healed!
Grey and Brittany ran into the Legendary Dimension and caught up to Keldeo. Keldeo explained how it fought the Pixies and how Purple, Mars, and Jupiter, along with their Pokemon and Shaymin, were in the Distortion World now. Brittany burst into tears again, Grey comforting her still.
“He’s paralyzed,” Brittany cried out.
“He’s what!? That’s terrible,” Keldeo responded.
“We have the medicine that Cynthia gave us to heal him. We ran in here as soon as we heard the battling stop. We thought for sure he was still here. Grey, it’s my entire fault. I should have run in here anyway. I’m such a coward!”
“Brittany, calm down. We’ll find him.”
“He’s not even here,” Mars said, storming off further into the Distortion World.
The Distortion World was huge. Everything was black and blended in together. The master of this world, Giratina, roamed wherever it wanted to and occasionally blew things to smithereens with Aura Spheres. Gravity was different in this world, so Purple, who was already paralyzed, could walk easier do to bouncing. Waterfalls and rivers flowed up instead of down, also.
“Who’s not here?” Purple asked. “We’re all stuck here, so you might as well tell me.”
“You see, kid, our leader was sucked into a black hole once. His name is Cyrus. We don’t know where he is,” Jupiter explained. “He tried to summon Giratina one day at the Spear Pillar in the Sinnoh region. When the black hole opened, he was sucked in. We don’t know where he went.”
Mars added, “Every evil organization knows about the others. We knew Team Rocket, Team Aqua, and Team Magma had all failed before us. Hearing about Team Underworld, Jupiter and I came to Unova. We manipulated Veronica the entire time. She did what we wanted so we could find Cyrus, but he’s not here.”
“I’m so sorry about your boss. I feel really bad.”
“Let’s just find Purugly and Skuntank and get out of here,” Jupiter angrily said.
“Uh-oh. You’re not gonna like this, Jupiter.” Mars pointed to Giratina. Skuntank and Purugly were on Giratina! Purugly was climbing onto Giratina’s head, and Skuntank was laying on Giratina’s back.
“I know you’re hurt, but please help, Duosion! Use Psychic on Purugly to get it back here,” Purple ordered. He couldn’t throw the Poke Ball due to paralysis, so Duosion came out on its own. Through a well planned and executed Psychic, Purugly was brought to safety. Mars hugged her Pokemon and returned it to its Poke Ball.
“What about Skuntank?” Jupiter asked.
“Psychic-type attacks won’t work on Skuntank, a Dark-type. I can’t help you there.”
Giratina sent a random Aura Sphere at a glass pillar. The pillar showed people playing Frisbee in a park. Aura Sphere hit, and the pillar went solid and fell into an abyss under Giratina. Giratina sensed Skuntank on it and slammed itself against an onyx bridge. Skuntank fell onto the bridge. Jupiter went running- well, leaping in this gravity- towards it. Giratina flew up and sent an Aura Sphere at Skuntank.
Duosion used Thunderbolt to collide with Aura Sphere as it neared Skuntank. A massive explosion knocked Skuntank off of the bridge. Jupiter hurtled towards Skuntank and grabbed it. They were falling into the abyss.
“Why’d we stop falling?” Jupiter asked.
“That was Duosion’s Psychic attack,” Purple smirked.
“You said it wouldn’t work!”
“And it didn’t… on Skuntank. I used it on you, and you were holding Skuntank. Thus, you were both carried to safety. You both owe me and Duosion a thank you.”
“Thank you…” Both girls smirked.
Shaymin flew up and used Seed Flare as Giratina was about to attack. Another portal opened. Purple was so happy to be getting back to the Legendary Dimension and then back to Twist Mountain, where everything could be over. The portal sucked everyone up just as an Aura Sphere shattered the ground they had been standing on. When they came through, they were at the highest altitude Purple had ever seen.
“This is not where I thought we’d be,” Purple said, dazed.
“Spear Pillar…” The two commanders simultaneously said.
“It’s about time you two showed back up,” a young man said. He had dark blue hair and wore a “G” shirt just like Mars and Jupiter.
“Saturn!” Mars ran over and hugged him. She gave him a kiss on the cheek and hugged him again. “I missed you!”
Sinnoh’s Pokemon Association Chairman announced to all of Sinnoh, “We have been picking up strange signals coming from Spear Pillar, Lave Verity, Lake Acuity, and Lake Valor. Just to make sure nothing major is happening in the region, Sinnoh is being closed off. That’s right. All planes and ships that were meant to depart are not leaving. No one is entering or leaving the region.” This announcement interrupted every Radio and TV show in the region.
“There’s no reason for us to stay here. Cobalion, can you grab Veronica?” Grey informed.
“Good. We’ll leave. When we do, I need you Pixies to close this portal. It should never be opened again. Brittany, we’ll have to find Purple. We’re so sorry to bother you Legendary Pokemon.” Grey was a good speaker.
Grey, Brittany, the four Muskedeers, and the three Pixies went back into Twist Mountain. They closed the Legendary Dimension the same way they did the Distortion World. When they walked outside, Cynthia was there!
“I just got a call from the Chairman back in my region. I have to go. Now. Sinnoh is on lock down for some reason, and they need their champion. We’ll be in touch,” Cynthia explained. She left in her jet. Surely she was going back to Undella Town to get her personal plane.
Brittany rode Virizion and Grey rode Terrakion back to Opelucid City. Once there, multiple Officer Jennys arrested the still unconscious Veronica. She would be serving a long time in jail. They said their goodbyes, and the Muskedeers, save Keldeo, ran off to the east. Keldeo stayed for a little longer.
Brittany and Grey were at the Pokemon Center in Opelucid City Brittany was on a light yellow cushioned bench against the eastern wall. She was a mess from crying. Her makeup had smudged all over her face, but she didn’t care. She hadn’t gotten to tell the one guy she really liked how she felt. She felt like a complete moron. Now he was gone, and she didn’t know when she would see him again, if ever.
Grey was on the video-phone on the opposite side. He was telling Purple’s mom about everything that had happened. She started to cry too, but Grey reassured her that they would help. He also explained that they have the medicine he needs to be cured, so that gave them more motivation. When he was done, he joined Brittany and Keldeo at the bench. Keldeo left to join the Muskedeers in training, but it gave them its deepest concerns.
“Brittany? Grey? I may know of a way to get your friend back.”
“Wh-who are you?” Brittany was barely able to speak from crying so hard.
“I’m Doctor Fennel. Nice to meet you both.”