Chapter 4: Strategies on the battle field!
Steven (jumps down to the floor and runs to the middle line of the field): I will be the referee. Each trainer is allowed six Pokemon. Substitutions are allowed for both trainers. Let the battle… begin!
Sidney (throws a Pokeball): Go, Mightyena!
Tyson (smirks, and also throws a Pokeball to the field): Go, Hariyama!
Hariyama (punches his left hand with his right fist twice): Hari…yama!
(Mightyena roars loudly, and both Pokemon smirk at each other.)
Sidney (with a dead serious look): Mightyena, calm down.
Mightyena (changes posture to a serious one, with a calm face): Might.
Sidney: Good. Start by staring at him.
Tyson (surprised): Staring? What is he trying to do?
(Hariyama looks at Tyson confused, while Mightyena’s eyes glow red. Hariyama starts sweating.)
Tyson: Hariyama! What’s happening??
Phoebe (sitting on an invisible force made by Dusclops, giggling): That look is certainly intimidating!
Tyson (with a concentrated expression): Intimidating..? Intimidating… That’s right, its ability must be Intimidate!
Sidney (looks to Phoebe angry): Damn it Phoebe, stay out of this!
Phoebe (giggling): Oh calm down…
Tyson (talks louder than usual): Hariyama! Close your eyes!
Sidney: Mightyena quick! Keep the Intimidate stare on, while you use crunch!
(Mightyena quickly runs towards Hariyama with its red glowing eyes wide open. He bites Hariyama’s hand)
Hariyama (opens his eyes and looks at his hand): YAMA!
Sidney: Now Mightyena, complete your Intimidate!
Tyson (looks at Hariyama worried): Hariyama! Be careful!
(Hariyama’s body glows blue for a second, whilst Sidney grins)
Tyson: Oh no… Ok, Hariyama, you’re still stronger and have an advantage over him. Jump up and use Brick Break!
Sidney (still with a dead serious face): Mightyena, Sand Attack.
(As Hariyama jumps up, Mightyena hits the ground with its tail, lifting up a cloud of sand that goes in Hariyama’s eyes)
Hariyama (with his eyes closed): Hari! Hari!
Tyson (with a nervous look): Hm…
Sidney: Mightyena, use Double Edge!
Tyson: Hariyama, try to use Focus Punch!
(Mightyena runs to Hariyama, whose eyes are still closed and vision still unabled. Hariyama hits the air, whilst Mightyena manages to hurt Hariyama quite badly)
Tyson (worried): Oh no… Hariyama, c’mon try to use Arm Thrust on the sand around you!
Hariyama (closes his eyes and stands still): Yama.
Sidney: Mightyena, Sand Attack.
(Hariyama pushes the sand away. However, another cloud of sand surrounds Hariyama)
Sidney: Let’s finish this, use Double Edge.
Tyson (concentrated on the cloud of sand): Hm… YES! Hariyama, rotate your body while using Arm Thrust, as fast as you can!
Sidney (confused): Huh? Mightyena, just strike him with a strong Double Edge!
(Hariyama starts spinning his body while using thrusting his arms out)
Tyson (smirks): Keep going Hariyama!
(Hariyama keeps doing this, which causes the sand to fade away)
Sidney (with his eyes wide open): Mightyena, stop now!
Mightyna (keeps running, with a scared look): Might!
Tyson (with a quieter voice): Mightyena has gotten too much speed to stop, and since Hariyama can see now, this win will be ours soon. Hariyama, grab him… and use Seismic Toss!
(Hariyama grabs Mightyena as she jumps to attack)
(Hariyama jumps up, while spinning Mightyena in the air, and then throws it on the floor)
Mightyena (with the spiral eyes): Might… na…
Sidney (grins): Return. You were good.
Drake (smiles): Seems like Sidney has finally gotten a good challenge here.
Tyson (sighs): Whew… That was great Hariyama! Return though, you deserve some rest!
Sidney (throws a Pokeball into the field): Go, Cacturne!
Tyson (leans down to Meowth): It’s your turn pal.
Meowth (gently hits his hat up): Me-owth!
(Meowth runs to the battle field)
Tyson: Double Team!
Meowth (looks back and grins): Meowth.
(Meowth creates a bunch of clones, and they all create an army in front of Cacturne)
Sidney: Cacturne. Cotton Spore, now.
(Cacturne releases cotton all over the battle field, which traps most of the clones, immediately destroying them)
Tyson (with a sneaky smile): Well played. Meowth, use ThunderBolt!
Sidney (smirks back): Hm… Cacturne, Faint Attack!
(Sidney’s Cacturne fades away, dodging the ThunderBolt)
Tyson (with his eyes and mouth wide open): What?!
Cacturne (shows up behind all the Meowth): Cac!
Sidney: Needle Arm, now!
(Cacturne swiftly hits all Meowth until the real one, knocking him down)
Sidney: Leech Seed, and then Needle Arm again!
Tyson (with a worried expression): Dodge Meowth!
(Meowth tries to dodge, but Cacturne is faster)
Sidney: Cotton Spore decreases your Pokemon’s speed Tyson.
(Cacturne releases a seed which blows up as vines as soon as it touches Meowth)
Tyson: Meowth, watch out!
Meowth (astonished): Meowth?!
(Cacturne’s arm starts glowing green, and then hits Meowth against the wall)
Tyson (stands motionless): … You were great Meowth, return.
(A cold silence flows through the room, until interrupted by Tyson)
Tyson (grabs a Pokeball and smiles): Well, this sure is a challenge. Sceptile, I choose you!
(Sceptile makes an “X” symbol on the air, and roars his name)
Sidney: A grass type huh… Are you trying to avoid Leech Seed?
Tyson: Not only that.
Sidney (smiles): Hm… Cacturne, Faint Attack!
Tyson: Nah, not this time. Detect!
Sceptile (eyes glow blue): Tile…
(Cacturne appears from the top, but Sceptile quickly blocks the attack)
Tyson (punches the air): Now Sceptile, grab him and use Bullet Seed!
(Sceptile quickly grabs Cacturne’s arms, and starts hitting him with green small seeds)
Sidney (calm): Cacturne, set up a Needle Arm.
Tyson (confused): Why would he do- (gets interrupted)
Sceptile (with his eyes closed, yelling): Sceptile!!
Tyson (whispers to himself): The Needle Arm… Sceptile, throw him in the air and strike him with an X-Scissor.
Sceptile (slowly and with a suffering voice): Scept… ile…
(Sceptile throws him up, and hits him with an X shaped blade attack)
Sidney: Cacturne, use… Huh? Cacturne?!
(Cacturne is on the floor, with spiral eyes)
Sidney: Right, it’s four times stronger… Crawdaunt, it’s your turn!
Tyson (surprised): A water type? Why?
Sidney (smirks): Use Swords Dance!
Tyson: Swords Dance? That sets up… Hm… I see. Use Solar Beam!
Sidney: Hm… Swords Dance, again!
(Crawdaunt keeps raising his attack, while Sceptile is absorbing light)
Tyson (looks at Sceptile’s yellow balls on his back): Why is it taking so long..?
Sidney: Look up.
Tyson (looks up): There’s no sun around us… but then…
Sidney: Crawdaunt, use Strenght!
(Crawdaunt grabs and throws Sceptile against the wall)
Tyson: Sceptile, Solar Beam, now!
(Both moves collide, and both moves end up hitting each opponent)
Tyson: Sceptile, are you okay?
(Sceptile puts his thumb up, and stands up)
Tyson (looks at Crawdaunt and notices a wound in his forehead): Bullet Seed on his fore head Sceptile, now!
(Sceptile starts spitting more seeds which hit Crawdaunt)
Sidney: Crawdaunt, you’re not done yet. Use Strength!
(Crawdaunt jumps high, and hits Sceptile, knocking him down)
Tyson (worried): Sceptile..?
Sceptile (with spiral eyes): Tile…
Tyson: Hm… return. You were amazing! Go, Shiftry!