Chapter Thirteen: Elesa and the Ferris Wheel Fiasco!
Purple had run all the way across Nimbasa City. He passed the Battle Subway, the Nimbasa City Gym, the Musical Hall, and the Sports Stadiums. He was still astonished at how busy this city was. Once, a guy even threatened him for being in his way.
However, when he followed the screams, he ended up in a little park neighborhood. There were a few houses, but the thing that amazed Purple was the gigantic Ferris wheel.
He didn’t understand what was wrong. The place was beautiful. Flowers and grass swayed in the gentle breeze as if time would go on for forever. They would never stop. The Ferris wheel was eloquent. Every car on it alternated between being blue and gold, the colors of Electric-type Pokemon.
The shrill shrieks of torture cut through his idea of an ideally beautiful neighborhood.
“I still can’t figure out where that shriek is coming from.”
“Hm? My Xtransciever!” Purple answered, “Hello? Grey! What do you need? I think I’ve found the source of the screams.”
“Purple, listen. From here on out, this is all you. Nurse Joy just told me that she needed me to go to Driftveil City to save the local gym leader there. Apparently, he’s stuck in the Driftveil Mines.”
“Alright. I’ll take care of this and challenge the Nimbasa gym leader like you instructed.”
Purple hung up his Xtransciever and approached the lady in charge of the Ferris wheel. She was a young little girl, freckles all over. Perspiration covered her face. Something was wrong.
“Hey, little girl. Can you tell me what’s wrong?”
“The Nimbasa City gym leader is stuck in the very top car! When she got stuck, the Ferris wheel stopped moving, too. Also, the Subway Masters Ingo and Emmet, are stuck in the car next to her!”
“Leave this to me.”
Purple called forth all of his Pokemon. Dewott, Swanna, Solosis, Karrablast, and Sandile came out in front of the Ferris wheel, prepared.
“Karrablast, prepare yourself with Swords Dance. We’re going to need it. Swanna, fly high into the air and be prepared to swoop down. Dewott, use Ice Beam on the gym leader and subway masters’ cars. Sandile, break open the subway masters’ car with Stone Edge. Solosis, catch them all with Psychic.”
The five Pokemon leaped right into the action. Dewott and Sandile launched their Ice Beam and Stone Edge attacks at the respective cars. Swanna flew up high, and Karrablast stood on the ground and spun in circles. The emblem of a sword appeared above its head.
“Now, Swanna, come down and pick up Karrablast.”
Swanna swooped down like Purple told it, and Karrablast flipped onto Swanna’s back. Swanna flew up towards the gym leader’s car.
“Karrablast, use Megahorn on the part covered in ice. The ice, combined with Megahorn, should be enough to break open the car.”
Swanna’s graceful body reached the height needed, so Karrablast jumped off and rammed its now glowing horn into the ice covered car. The majority of the car broke into tiny blue pieces of Nimbasa City memories, memories that people from all over Unova experienced at the Ferris wheel.
“Good job, you two! How are you doing, Sandile?”
Purple turned his attention to Sandile. Sandile kept hitting Ingo and Emmet’s car with Stone Edge, but it wouldn’t break. A glow flashed behind Purple, and a Pokemon Purple had never seen before floated past him and gave Sandile its help.
A Psywave attack broke the glass with the combined power from Sandile’s Stone Edge.
“Sandile, Swanna, Dewott, and Karrablast are all here. Where did Solosis go!?”
Purple scanned the Pokemon on his Pokedex. He thought it might give him the answers he was looking for.
Duosion, the Mitosis Pokemon, and the evolved form of Solosis. Because Duosion's brain is divided into two, it can produce tremendous power when both parts share the same thought.
“You are Solosis!? That’s awesome, Duosion!”
The Mitosis Pokemon floated over and hugged Purple. Purple embraced it so hard that Sandile got jealous. Sandile missed its time to shine.
“Can someone get us DOWN FROM HERE?” The gym leader was furious. She now stood on the edge of her car.
Duosion’s Psychic grabbed the gym leader, Ingo, and Emmet in its grasp and brought them down. The Psychic let them go; they were free!
The gym leader approached, “Thank you for saving me. Hi, I’m Elesa of the Nimbasa Gym!”
She had long black hair and a rather large golden scarf around her neck. She was tall compared to Purple, and she had quite the electrifying personality.
“Since you did save me and everything, I would like to give you the Bolt Badge.”
“I already got the Insect Badge this way, so I refuse. I want a real gym battle. I won’t allow myself to get two badges as gifts.”
“How does a one-on-one battle sound?”
“Emmet, Ingo, be the referees?”
They both commanded, “Yes, ma’am.”
Ingo and Emmet were identical twins. Purple had never seen twins before, so he thought it was one of the coolest things ever. Ingo wore the black uniform, while Emmet wore the white uniform. They were professional subway masters, after all.
Ingo denounced, “Let the one-on-one battle pitting Purple against Elesa begin!”
Emmet finished his statement with: “Pick your Pokemon! Go!”
Elesa kissed her Poke Ball and threw it. “My Electric-type Pokemon will shock fear into you.”
Purple closed his eyes and stood there. Duosion, no. Dewott, definitely not. Swanna, heck no. Karrablast, he’s weak to her, also. That leaves Sandile.
Emmet announced, “Emolga versus Sandile will now begin!”
“I’ll let you in on a little secret, Purple. My Emolga is actually weak. It can’t take many hits. That being said, my Emolga’s attacks are powerful enough to block your attacks, which means you will still lose.”
She winked. Purple knew she was serious.
“I like a challenge. Sandile, Stone Edge!”
“Knock them all down with Shock Wave!”
Emolga created a blue ball in her hands, and the electricity pulsed from it.
The Shock Wave electrified the stones and sent them right back at Sandile.
The stones hit the ground around Sandile with a few actually hitting Sandile.
Emolga went straight at Sandile with its next attack, Iron Tail.
Emolga thrust its tail into the air. In doing so, its tail turned black as coal. Emolga landed a critical hit on Sandile, and Sandile flew back into the dust.
Sandile opened its jaws, and a flame spouted out.
“Block it, my Electric Warrior!”
Emolga put its hands in front of itself and a Light Screen appeared. Incinerate was decimated.
“Ha! I squash your attacks like I would squash an ant. Ha ha ha! It’s hilarious.”
“I’ll show you. Stone Edge one more time!”
Sandile did. The stones were deflected with Shock Wave again.
“Use Incinerate on the stones, Sandile, while they’re coming back at you!”
Sandile caught the stones in the air inside the swirling fire. Elesa was petrified.
“Send them right back!”
One by one, the flaming Stone Edge hit Emolga. Emolga hit the ground, but it got back up still.
“Sandile, Rock Slide.”
Pockets opened up in the air over the battlefield. Emolga dodged all of the rocks, but the last one hit it hard. Emolga crash landed on the ground.
“The winner is Purple,” Ingo and Emmet both declared.
Purple ran to Elesa and grabbed the Bolt Badge. He waved and ran off towards Driftveil City.
“Grandma, I followed Azelf, Mesprit, and Uxie all the way to Spear Pillar. When I got there, a flash of light appeared and they were gone!”
Carolina replied, “The legend must be true, then.” She hung up her Pokegear. “I hold fear for Unova… Azelf, Mesprit, Uxie, please protect the Unova region,” she whispered to herself.