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Dog of Hellsing
09-13-2010, 03:26 AM
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-Credits to Feng

"A towering, active volcano that sports many cave systems. The volcano is a dark red-brown color and has a wide trail that spirals up it. The area around the volcano is bare of plant life and covered with gray boulders and rocks. The air is usually full of dark gray ash once you get about halfway up. Ranger Outpost Number Four is located here."

Buzzer
03-26-2011, 02:30 AM
NBP:
Buzz looked around the small office, looking at the desk he saw the little name tag on the desk - "Boss-Sama" - Buzz chuckled. Boss-Sama reappeared from the door with a file in his arm.

"Well, Buzz, your report is rather disturbing, but you did a great job healing that Zapdos," the Boss said. "I've had some other reports from a couple of other rangers that sightings have been made over at Mount Deckbi. I want you to go round and see what you can find. From what I gather James and Ivy want to go round as well so you might as well escort them"

"Really? Ivy is ok, but James can be such a little girl sometimes," Buzz mocked.

"I know, I know," Boss-Sama laughed. Buzz got up and headed out of the office and walked down to the staff room looking for Ivy and James. He popped his head in and glanced around the padded chairs to no avail. Buzz's mind wandered to one possibility, but immediately wrote that off with a burst of laughter.

"Hey what are you laughing at? What did you do," a female voice said behind Buzz.

"Hi, Ivy. What did I do today? Nothing," Buzz said inconspicuously. He glanced over at the notice board which still featured the photocopied letter Buzz had found in her desk. James was actually looking and laughing at the sheet as he looked. James turned and laughed at Buzz, his eyes widened quickly as he spotted Ivy behind Buzz.

"You're up to something, and when I find out-," Ivy said.

"Oh you will what?" Buzz said derisively, "Anyway Boss-Sama has asked me to take you and the other girl over there round Mt. Deckbi, apparantly you wanted to go. Chainy, get your ass over here!"

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Trainer stats:

Pokemon Encountered:
Encounters Remaining: 15
Pokémon Caught:
Chainy MCR:
Winter MCR:

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Name: James “Chainy” Carter (aka my Ranger)
Total Items: 3x ParkBall; 3x SuperBall; 4x Full Heal; 2x Max Potion; 3x HyperBall; 2x Calming Fragrance Plus; 16x PokeDoll; 5x Honey; Squirtbottle; Pokeplayer; Digital Camera; Fragrance; Type Repellant; Blank Disk x2; Ponyta Voice Disk; Black Aura Reader; Status Bomb x2; Love Potion; Max Revive x2; Premium Honey; Pax-A-Punch


Pokemon Stats (List your Pokemon Stats)

Pokemon: Gallade
Nickname: Dual
Gender: Male
Ability: Steadfast
Nature: Serious
TM/HM/BM/SM/MT: HM01-Cut, HM04-Strength, HM05-Flash, HM08-Rock Smash, TM06-Toxic, TM24-Thunderbolt, TM26-Earthquake, TM33-Reflect, TM45-Thunder Wave, TM48-Rock Slide, TM50-Substitute, TM58-Psych Up, TM59-Hidden Power[GHOST], TM60-Sunny Day, TM72-Shadow Ball, TM88-Brick Break, TM93-Bulk Up, TM95-Taunt, TM96-Light Screen, TM101-Rock Tomb, TM102-Aerial Ace, TM106-Skill Swap, TM107-Snatch, TM117-Drain Punch, TM118-Will-o-Wisp, TM126-Stone Edge, TM132-X-Scissor, TM134-Cross Poison, TM139-Trick Room, Confuse Ray, Shadow Sneak, Ice Punch, Fire Punch, Pain Split, Encore, Thunderpunch, Wish, Mean Look

Pokemon: Swampert
Nickname: Smash
Gender: Male
Ability: Torrent
Nature: Jolly
TM/HM/BM/SM/MT: HM03-Surf, HM04-Strength, HM07-Waterfall, HM08-Rock Smash, HM09-Dive, HM11-Rock Climb, TM13-Ice Beam, TM126-Stone Edge; TM129-Stealth Rock, Curse, Superpower, Yawn

Pokemon: Breloom
Nickname: Joey
Gender: Male
Ability: Technician
Nature: Careful
TM/HM/BM/SM/MT: HM01-Cut, HM04-Strength, HM05-Flash, HM08-Rock Smash, TM03-Swords Dance, TM06-Toxic, TM48-Rock Slide, TM50-Substitute, TM64-Protect, TM88-Focus Punch, TM93-Bulk Up, TM94-Bullet Seed, TM69-Iron Tail, TM114-Fling, TM147-Low Sweep, Thunderpunch, Synthesis


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Name: Ivy Frost (Going as my Ranger)
Total Items: Digital Camera, Super Potion x5, Full Heal x2, Hyperball x2, Superball x2, Parkball x3, Intermediate Voice Disk (Drilbur), Uncommon Voice Disk (Darumaka), Poképlayer, Park Voucher (3.5k Value Left), Max Revive x2

Pokemon Stats

Crobat - Haxbat
Gender: Male
Nature: Careful
Ability: Inner Focus
TM: U-turn, Roost, Protect, Taunt, Sludge Bomb, Hidden Power Steel
BM/SM/MT: Quick Attack, Brave Bird

Ambipom
Gender: Male
Nature: Jolly
Ability: Technician
TM: Ice Punch, Brick Break, Thunderwave, Taunt, U-turn
BM/SM/MT: None

Espeon - Haji
Gender: Male
Nature: Calm
Ability: Synchronize
TM: Hidden Power Fire, Grass Knot, Shadow Ball, Skill Swap, Sunny Day, Calm Mind
BM/SM/MT: Heal Bell

ChainReaction01
03-26-2011, 03:16 AM
I chuckled at the letter pinned to the noticeboard. No one had yet managed to determine who the author was, but we all knew who it was addressed to and what it was. It was a love letter to Ivy Frost from an anonymous source, which Buzz had managed to photocopy. As far as we knew, Ivy hadn't yet cottoned on to the fact that the letter was proudly on display for all to see. Hell, I checked it out every time I walked past.

I heard Buzz's own chuckle from across the room, and I knew that he would be looking at me. I sighed. Despite being an Elite Ranger, I was still the butt-monkey of the Park Staff, prone to being joked about, laughed at, and having pranks played on me. Most of them by Buzz and Leo, but still.

The chuckling continued. Perhaps he was laughing about the love letter, and not about me. My mind grimaced - of course he was laughing at me, but I could at least pretend I didn't know that. I looked around and shot Buzz a grin. The grin soon dissipated, though; Ivy Frost herself was walking up behind Buzz, and he had no idea. My eyes widened - Buzz was pretty good at covering himself, but a pissed-off Ivy was no match for anybody.

Ivy put her hands on her hips and began to say something to Buzz. I couldn't hear it over the quiet murmur of people working, but I could see Buzz reply and then turn back to look at me.

"Chainy, get your ass over here!" he called to me.

I sighed as I walked over. No respect.

"Whaddaya want, Buzz?" I asked him, trying to sound terse.

"Got orders from the Boss. Taking Ivy here on a run and you're going to come with," he said.

"But I got a metric ass-ton of paperwork, and the new Preen game just came out," I protested.

"Well that's too damn bad, isn't it?" Buzz replied smugly. "You've got fifteen minutes to put your make-up on and meet us outside the gates to Deckbi."

"Awwwww, Deckbi?" I whined. "Really? It's super hot right now."

"Too bad, Boss' orders," Buzz said with a tone of finality as he turned around and walked to get his stuff. I rolled my eyes at Ivy.

"What, don't you want to go on a run with me?" she asked, grinning evilly.

There were few secrets amongst the Park Staff. Everyone was pretty well known. EVERYONE knew of my woman-based antics, but they also knew of my chiroptophobia, or fear of bats. Ivy was certainly a nice package, but one of her partner Pokemon was a Crobat, which immediately presented certain problems. It also didn't help that Ivy wasn't at all like my usual targets - strong, confident and wielding authority as opposed to meek secretaries or shy Trainers overcome by my confidence.

"It's not that," I muttered.

"Then what is it?" she inquired, tilting her head to the side, keeping her hands on her hips.

Rather than answer, I fled to the male locker rooms, where she couldn't give chase. It was fairly common knowledge that Ivy wasn't particularly looking for a relationship, but she enjoyed needling and teasing us sometimes. My default reaction to this treatment was to run - probably a bad move in retrospect, as I was pretty sure Ivy enjoyed seeing me run.

I quickly dressed in my usual casual attire, not my Ranger uniform. I made sure to wear heat-resistant clothing, specifically cream-coloured shorts and a yellow shirt. I kept my thick black boots on though - I didn't trust the treacherous terrain around the Deckbi Ranges. I also kept my Aura Reader - it often came in handy, and provided all kinds of technological advantages to me. One thing I did leave behind was my handgun. The higher-ups barely tolerated it when I was acting in an official Ranger capacity - no way they'd let me go through the Park as a Trainer with it. Besides, I wouldn't need it - despite being a butthole, Buzz was a competent Ranger, and I trusted him to do his job.

Once I was done, I summoned Dual with a brief flick of my mind. He quickly appeared in a flash of blue light. The Gallade was panting slightly - I'd probably caught him right in the middle of his training exercises.

Alright buddy, we're heading off to Deckbi for a run, I said through our mind link.

<Deckbi? Really? But it's so hot there,> he complained.

Dude, tell me about it, I thought wryly, that's exactly what I said.

Dual grumbled, but reached out and placed a hand on my shoulder. The world turned blue and distorted, and I felt a yank inside my abdomen as we teleported away.

WinterVines
03-28-2011, 06:16 AM
TP#1

The Boss had mentioned to her that there had been some poacher sightings on Deckbi lately. She believed it; there were some strange things going on at the mountain, like when she and a Trainer named Axel saw that Groudon was awake and the volcano was a little more active.

Even if not, she had wanted to go see some of the new Pokémon that had started appearing in the Park for some time. She also liked just hanging out with her fellow Rangers. Since she didn't spend a lot of time on the Mainland, they were her only friends, and even though she did like her solitude and the peace and quiet sometimes, it was good to interact once in a while.

Apparently, the Boss wanted them to go check the mountain out now. That was fine with her. Buzz and Chainy were good company. Most of the time.

Buzz told them to hurry and meet them on the mountain after some snarky comments and then stalked off. Chainy whined a little about going to Deckbi, and then rolled his eyes at Buzz when the man departed.

“What, don't you want to go on a run with me?” she asked, grinning. She liked to rile him up a little once in a while.

“It's not that,” he muttered, and when she tried to ask him what it was, he escaped off to the locker rooms in a dash.

Ivy watched him go and then sighed, a slight frown on her face. While it was fun to see him squirm sometimes, lately it had started to bother her a little. It was cool to have fun and not be boring, but she also wanted them to be friends that could rely on each other. She wanted that for all the Rangers so they could be the true team they were. She tried to be nice, sticking up for them and making sure nothing was wrong.

At first she just thought it was because they were new and needed to get used to each other. It had been a while though, so now she just thought that maybe she was doing something wrong.

She had half a mind to ask Dual, his Gallade, about it, but then thought it'd be too much a breech of privacy. It was hard because she thought of Rangers like Buzz and Chainy some of her closest friends, so she wanted them to like her. She had thought at one time Haxbat had been a problem, but he acted a little strange even when the Crobat wasn't around. Maybe she intimidated him or maybe she was just going about something the wrong way. Soemtimes she wondered if she'd ever know.

Ivy trailed back to her office, mindlessly collecting her things for the run. She double checked the pockets in her red canvas vest, brushing it back so the ends trailed near the floor like they were supposed to. She pulled her red wavy hair out of the hood on her black turtleneck and looked around the room one more time, letter her troubles fester in the back of her mind.

“Do not worry. Everything will be fine.” A voice in the back of her mind spoke up, and she turned towards the desk to smile at Haji, her Espeon. She forgot to block her thoughts. She didn't like to trouble him, since sometimes he couldn't help but pick them up, but she was glad he cared enough to comment.

The Psychic cat-like Pokémon jumped off her chair (one of his favorite perches, she found) to come sit in front of her, waiting patiently. The purple creature was a very new addition to her team, and she was doing her best to make him be as comfortable as possible. He didn't ever say much to her. At first she thought it was because everything was new. The pressure on her mind that signalled a psychic connection was more like an awkward Mamoswine in the room than a comfoting presence. He seemed a little more used to things now, so she secretly feared that he didn't really like her.

She made sure to lock that thought up tight so he couldn't get it.

Shaking her head, she smiled at the Espeon again. “Okay, ready to go?”

Haji nodded and the air shimmered around them. The pulling sensation only lasted for a few moments before the looming ashy mountain stood before them. The air wasn't as clean here, but it was nice to be outside all the same. She shook herself off, still not really used to the teleporting. Haji was unaffected, and he stayed quietly by her side while she adjusted.

She saw Buzz, River Tam, Chainy, and Dual up ahead, waiting for her. She was sure they'd have some smart alecky comment about her being a woman and taking too long. The thought was almost enough to make her smile.

Then she remembered she wasn't, and she turned her head for a second while she tried to wipe the frown away. A smile took its place when she turned back, and she made sure to lock up her thoughts tightly as she motioned for the Espeon to follow her over to the group.

She would try to have fun today and not cause any problems, even if she had to fake some of it.

Buzzer
03-30-2011, 09:08 PM
NBP:
Once Buzz had informed the pair that they were all gong on a trip, Buzz headed back to his office. He quickly collected his ranger supplies, grabbed a collection of Pokémon. River burst forth from her ball as he clipped it to his belt.

"Oh goody, a whole day of James' whining about the heat, at least Ivy is nice," River said. Buzz laughed at this as he took a quick look at their signed paper documents. It looked like Ivy was bringing along an Espeon. It was common for Rangers to uses Psychic pokémon as allies. Trainers although the only way we get paid, they weren't always the greatest company. So focused on the upcoming Pokémon, not always great conversationalists.

Yeah I know, but Boss' orders, and trust you to like Ivy, she's sneaky, now teleport us to Mount Deckbi, so we can get this run done. The quicker we get to the end of Chainy's whining the better.

In a flash of pink light Buzz and River were teleported into the sweltering heat of the mountain. A bright morning sun glared high in the sky. Chainy was already there but Ivy was yet to arrive. "Haha, typical woman three hours just to get stuff ready. I wonder how she is going to get here, I see she got herself a new psychic type, such a copycat."

Moments later Ivy arrived, and Buzz was right in assuming that Ivy would be using Espeon to teleport. "Well now that she's here lets get going. Apparantly there have been some sightings of Poachers around here, and I am fairly certain they could be linked with the situation I witnessed when I was escorting Jathan around the park. You both remember what was going on with the power surges. River told you it was a hurt Zapdos. It was quite blatently a bullet hole."

Buzz continued to explain the situation from exactly what happened at the plant to what Boss-Sama said. He concluded by simply walking off, waiting for the pair to catch up.

The trio along with their respective partner Pokémon wandered up the rocky path. Buzz knew the path to Mount Deckbi like the back of his hand having visited several times. Looking around the common hideouts he had encountered Pokémon before, Buzz saw little activity. At the base of the mountain he saw an eruption of flames. A smile crept across his face and he burst into a run to see what the commotion was. Looking over the edge of a small dip in the pathway, Buzz saw a flaming horse release a great torrent of fire at a small candle like Pokémon.

Looking back at his friends, "I guess this is the part where I ask you if you want to battle these two?"


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Trainer stats:

Pokemon Encountered by Winter: Litwick

Pokemon Encountered by Chainy: Rapidash

Encounters Remaining: 12
Pokémon Caught:
Chainy MCR: 4368 / 25000
Winter MCR: 4699 / 25000

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Name: James “Chainy” Carter (aka my Ranger)
Total Items: 3x ParkBall; 3x SuperBall; 4x Full Heal; 2x Max Potion; 3x HyperBall; 2x Calming Fragrance Plus; 16x PokeDoll; 5x Honey; Squirtbottle; Pokeplayer; Digital Camera; Fragrance; Type Repellant; Blank Disk x2; Ponyta Voice Disk; Black Aura Reader; Status Bomb x2; Love Potion; Max Revive x2; Premium Honey; Pax-A-Punch


Pokemon Stats (List your Pokemon Stats)

Pokemon: Gallade
Nickname: Dual
Gender: Male
Ability: Steadfast
Nature: Serious
TM/HM/BM/SM/MT: HM01-Cut, HM04-Strength, HM05-Flash, HM08-Rock Smash, TM06-Toxic, TM24-Thunderbolt, TM26-Earthquake, TM33-Reflect, TM45-Thunder Wave, TM48-Rock Slide, TM50-Substitute, TM58-Psych Up, TM59-Hidden Power[GHOST], TM60-Sunny Day, TM72-Shadow Ball, TM88-Brick Break, TM93-Bulk Up, TM95-Taunt, TM96-Light Screen, TM101-Rock Tomb, TM102-Aerial Ace, TM106-Skill Swap, TM107-Snatch, TM117-Drain Punch, TM118-Will-o-Wisp, TM126-Stone Edge, TM132-X-Scissor, TM134-Cross Poison, TM139-Trick Room, Confuse Ray, Shadow Sneak, Ice Punch, Fire Punch, Pain Split, Encore, Thunderpunch, Wish, Mean Look

Pokemon: Swampert
Nickname: Smash
Gender: Male
Ability: Torrent
Nature: Jolly
TM/HM/BM/SM/MT: HM03-Surf, HM04-Strength, HM07-Waterfall, HM08-Rock Smash, HM09-Dive, HM11-Rock Climb, TM13-Ice Beam, TM126-Stone Edge; TM129-Stealth Rock, Curse, Superpower, Yawn

Pokemon: Breloom
Nickname: Joey
Gender: Male
Ability: Technician
Nature: Careful
TM/HM/BM/SM/MT: HM01-Cut, HM04-Strength, HM05-Flash, HM08-Rock Smash, TM03-Swords Dance, TM06-Toxic, TM48-Rock Slide, TM50-Substitute, TM64-Protect, TM88-Focus Punch, TM93-Bulk Up, TM94-Bullet Seed, TM69-Iron Tail, TM114-Fling, TM147-Low Sweep, Thunderpunch, Synthesis


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Name: Ivy Frost (Going as my Ranger)
Total Items: Digital Camera, Super Potion x5, Full Heal x2, Hyperball x2, Superball x2, Parkball x3, Intermediate Voice Disk (Drilbur), Uncommon Voice Disk (Darumaka), Poképlayer, Park Voucher (3.5k Value Left), Max Revive x2

Pokemon Stats

Crobat - Haxbat
Gender: Male
Nature: Careful
Ability: Inner Focus
TM: U-turn, Roost, Protect, Taunt, Sludge Bomb, Hidden Power Steel
BM/SM/MT: Quick Attack, Brave Bird

Ambipom
Gender: Male
Nature: Jolly
Ability: Technician
TM: Ice Punch, Brick Break, Thunderwave, Taunt, U-turn
BM/SM/MT: None

Espeon - Haji
Gender: Male
Nature: Calm
Ability: Synchronize
TM: Hidden Power Fire, Grass Knot, Shadow Ball, Skill Swap, Sunny Day, Calm Mind
BM/SM/MT: Heal Bell[/QUOTE]

ChainReaction01
03-30-2011, 11:07 PM
OOC: You just completely invalidated my Voice Disk -.-

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Soon after we arrived, an orb of pink light exploded into existence. It opened up in a strange un-curling kind of way, somewhat reminiscent of the death animation of Pacman. Just like I was expecting, it was Buzz and River Tam. Buzz stepped calmly out of the air, and River swooped around a few times before landing on Buzz's shoulder. I could feel Dual send quick telepathic greeting to River, and I also felt her return it - Psychic Pokemon often communicated through quick "pings" of thought as opposed to long trails of conversation. When I had tried to explain it to one of the new Rangers, I compared it to the way computers communicated, through quick bursts of thought as opposed to long streams. I wasn't particularly proficient at this kind of communication, but I was the best Ranger I knew of at it, considering I'd been bonded with Dual longer than any of the other Rangers had been with their respective Psychic-types.

"Haha, typical woman. Three hours just to get stuff ready," Buzz laughed. "I wonder how she is going to get here. I heard she got herself a new Psychic-type, such a copycat."

"Well, they certainly help out a lot," I replied, shooting a quick look at Dual, who was cracking his neck.

Buzz grunted and waved me off. I thought we were going to have to endure an uncomfortable silence, but Ivy chose that moment to appear. Unlike Dual's blue-burst-style Teleport, and River's pink-orb-style, Espeon's teleport reminded me of the heat waves that rise off of cement roads on really hot days. The waves started small, but then grew until they were twice a person's size. After about ten seconds of watching the almost-invisible waves dance, Ivy casually stepped out of them, using her arm to push them aside like she would a curtain. Her Espeon was at her side, following her calmly. Again, I felt Dual ping him and receive a quick response. This greeting was different to the one with River, though. Dual's eyes narrowed curiously, but he didn't say anything.

"Well, now that she's here, lets get going. Apparently there have been some sightings of poachers around here, and I am fairly certain they could be linked with the situation I witnessed when I was escorting Jathan around the Park. You both remember what was going on with the power surges. River told you it was a hurt Zapdos. It was quite blatantly a bullet hole."

The corner of my mouth automatically curled downwards at the thought. I had actually seen it - Dual had been on that expedition with Jathan, and even though he hadn't been out of his Poke Ball at the time he'd reviewed Jathan's memories and shared them with me later. I agreed with Buzz - it was definitely a bullet hole.

Buzz filled us in on the exact details as we began to walk towards Mt Deckbi, the largest mountain in the Deckbi Ranges. I noticed that Dual was watching Ivy and Espeon carefully, but made nothing of it. He was probably just curious about Espeon - despite his serious demeanor, he was actually quiet curious, and even affectionate and protective when the time was right. I quite clearly remembered the time he had fried Buzz's computer when the bastard had distributed a picture of me from when I was young. I shuddered as I remembered the header line: "Subject: Wow, Chainy really IS full of crap."

It was only early yet, so the heat wasn't particularly unbearable. It was just a tad warmer than I liked it to be. I followed Buzz quietly, just enjoying the walk. Ever since being promoted to Elite Ranger, I hadn't had much time to just get out and enjoy myself. I was still a little confused as to why I was here at all - maybe Boss-sama wanted a high-ranking Ranger present in case Buzz did come across some poachers.

After a few minutes of relative silence - each Ranger was probably communicating with their own Pokemon or something - I suddenly heard the roar of sudden fire expansion, and saw a huge flame rear up at the base of the mountain. Buzz broke into a run to see what it was, and I followed suit. We soon found out - a Rapidash was breathing huge streams of fire at a small Litwick.

<Why do you think the four-legs is trying to burn the Ghost-type?> Dual asked me, sounding somewhat confused.

I'd researched them - being Ghost-typed, I wasn't sure why they were found here in the Deckbi Ranges as opposed to in Meteor Valley, so I had done some research on them. To my knowledge, excluding aquatic Pokemon, the only other Ghost-type found outside Meteor Valley was Rotom, and that made sense taking into consideration its ability to change Formes. Perhaps the Litwick just really liked the heat.

Well, one ability that Litwick can have is Flash Fire, I mused through our mental connection, so maybe this is some form of training.

Dual nodded. If there was one thing that made sense to him, it was training.

"I guess this is the part where I ask you if you want to battle these two?" Buzz said, breaking the silence. The two Pokemon heard this, and stopped their mock battle to look over at us. The Rapidash cantered a little closer, moving towards me. It snorted, and then reared into the air, challenging me.

I wasn't particularly impressed. It was true I had come here looking for a Ponyta, but that was so Jathan could try raising and breeding them. Ponyta were one of the easier Fire-types to get along with. This Rapidash certainly didn't look like a particularly tame one. In addition to this, I preferred to raise my own Pokemon, and this Rapidash looked almost full-grown. I shot Ivy a look of jealousy - Litwick were very popular Pokemon back on the mainland - they evolved into the immensely powerful Chandelure. They were one of the Pokemon I had come here looking for, but I was pleased to just witness the little Candle Pokemon.

I decided that I could quite happily move on without the Rapidash, but if Ivy wanted to try and capture the Litwick I'd help her out by taking on the Rapidash, and if it got into capture range I might as well toss a ball at it. I held my hand over Smash's Pokeball - if Ivy wanted to battle, he'd be the Pokemon I would choose. Neither Dual nor Joey's secondary type of Fighting would be advantageous against the Litwick's Ghost type.

WinterVines
03-31-2011, 08:02 AM
(OOC: Female Litwick please :3)

TP#2

“Well, now that she's here, let's get going,” Buzz said. She normally would comment on his sarcastic tone, but she let it slide for now. He continued to remind them about the poacher sightings and what had happened to Zapdos on one of his previous run. She nodded to herself as he spoke. If there were poachers here, they needed to be found and stopped. Nobody abused Pokémon in her Park.

She hadn't seen the wound, but everyone had said it was like a bullet hole. The people they were dealing with were probably dangerous, so she was glad they had the three of them. She was fairly confident they could handle anything. It also helped that Chainy was an Elite Ranger if anything did go down. It was always messy when they had to deal with outside authorities, even though Rangers were technically a type of law enforcement too. The regular police didn't always understand.

Buzzer led the way and the two other Rangers followed, Ivy still lost in her thoughts. Now they had been added to though, and instead of just a dreary dark cloud there were patches of storms and churning water. At least now there were other problems she could actually do something about. If there were poachers here, they were going to find them.

The two followed Buzz up the trail, Ivy following behind Chainy as she thought. She kept noticing Dual glancing at her and Haji, though she had no idea what for, and if Haji knew, he wasn't saying. She wasn't sure how friendly the two Psychic Pokémon were with each other yet. Haji wasn't with her constantly, and he was free to wander around the Park if he wished. He never talked about it if he did go though, so she had no idea what he got up to.

Deckbi was nice, but Ivy couldn't deny that she knew the area too well for things to be new and exciting. Most of her last runs had been here, so she had gotten her fill of dust and rocks and ashes. Then, there was a whirling explosion of sound, and a huge flame appeared over the next hill in the path, closer to the base of the mountain.

The other two darted off, and Ivy wasted no time in following them. Over the crest, a flaming cream colored horse was shooting streams of fire at a small candle-like Pokémon. She recognized the first as a Rapidash – a Trainer named Monbrey had caught one on one of her previous runs. The other Pokémon was a Litwick, a Fire and Ghost type just recently discovered. In fact, it was the first new Pokémon she had seen in the Park. They were all the rage on the mainland for what the evolved into. They were a real powerhouse and had access to a wide variety of moves. It would probably be a useful Pokémon to have with her in the Park for runs, and she could always use another Pokémon on her team.

“I guess this is the part where I ask you if you want to battle these two,” Buzz said.

He drew the attention of the two wild Pokémon, and they stopped their battle (or training, maybe) to look at them. The Rapidash took more of an interest in Chainy, and Ivy saw the candle move closer to her. She got a better look at it, and she supposed it was cute. It cried out at that moment, like it could hear her thoughts, though she was pretty sure it couldn't. She noticed the Litwick was a girl, and she had a drippy hair-like top that covered one of her yellow eyes. The rest of her looked like a fluffly marshmellow topped with a blue flame that changed in shade.

The more she saw it, the more she liked it, but she didn't really want to inconvenience anyone. She took a look over at Chainy and saw that he didn't look too impressed at the display the horse was showing. She remembered faintly that his brother Jathan was a breeder, so maybe he was looking for the unevolved form, Ponyta. He shot her a look, and he looked a little jealous. She frowned and bit her lip when he looked away. She couldn't help what the wild Pokémon did, and it furthered her theory that she was doing something wrong with him.

She sighed. Sometimes she couldn't win.

Chainy still looked ready to battle. His hand was resting on a Pokébal at his hip. That was a little reassuring. At least if he battled, she wouldn't have to worry about taking on two Pokémon at once. It had been a long time since she last battled, but she was confident in her Pokémon. She just didn't which one to use.

Her reflex was to send out Haxbat. He was fast and could easily take most hits the ghost type was able to dish out. Her hand just hovered over the pocket his Pokéball was in though. She wasn't sure. Her Ambipom could do very little to Litwick. She hadn't had a lot of time to learn new moves with him, and the skills he did know wouldn't be very effective. She would send Haji, but one of his weaknesses were to ghost types, and she didn't want to risk him. Also, she wasn't sure how well they would actually battle. If he didn't really like her that well, this could go badly. Chainy didn't like her Crobat though, so it put her in a hard place. Today wasn't going so well so far. She didn't want to make it worse, but she didn't want to put her partners at risk either.

“I will battle,”a soft voice said in her mind.

Her eyes snapped downwards to the left, and Haji was right there next to her, looking up at her. He must've picked up some of her thoughts. She tended to forget to block them when she was bombarded by many things at once. She didn't know if he picked up all of it, but she hoped not. She couldn't read his curious eyes, so she had no idea what he was thinking either. His end of the bond was silent, though she didn't know if that was just a failure of her being able to read and understand it or if he just wasn't projecting anything.

She smiled at him, communicating through the psychic link. “You don't have to. Ghosts can damage you more, and I don't want you hurt.” She sighed out loud. “It's not Haxbat's fault, and I'm not going to ignore him even if Chainy doesn't like him...”

Haji just rubbed against her leg lightly as he padded forward, his split tail swishing and his purple coat shining from the sunlight. “You are being silly. Everything will be fine. A ghost would not be a bad choice for our group.”

It seemed he was completely ignoring her previous concerns about his health. He approached the ghost calmly, like he did everything, and though Ivy was a little worried, she was inwardly beaming that he had said 'our'.

She set her shoulders and started focusing on the battle then, pushing all other thoughts aside. She was going to have to really pay attention to avoid Haji getting hurt. She hadn't had a lot of time to train with him yet, so she wasn't completely comfortable with giving him orders when she didn't really know what he could do. She liked to give her partners a little free rein anyway, so it would probably be fine. He may not have many extra moves taught to him, but she knew that what he already learned was impressive. He was nowhere near incapable.

There were actually a lot of things they could do if she thought about it. Haji was a good team player, and they could help out Chainy if he decided to battle. Espeon aslo had an interesting ability called Synchronize that could cause the same status effect to be copied to an enemy when inflicted. Since fire Pokémon were noted for being able to burn others, this could be useful. Then again, a lot of fire types had the ability to power up using fire, so they would have to be careful and take note of which one the Litwick had. Though she looked small and harmless, Ivy didn't doubt the wild Pokémon would put up a tough fight.

They would also have to watch the sunlight. Fire moves powered up in sun, and even though Haji knew how to manipulate the flames too, it wasn't going to help them here. It would come in handy if he needed to heal though, as the Espeon was able to convert sunlight into energy used to restore himself.

Ivy took in the surroundings as she debated what to do. She wondered what Haji thought of this, and then lamented the fact that they weren't that close. Part of the beauty of having a Psychic type was that you could plan and strategize without ever having to say a word out loud. Then again, since this was a team expedition, it was probably best to speak out loud so Chainy and Buzz knew what was going on. If she couldn't talk to Haji, she could probably forget talking to Dual or River.

The ground was littered with dust and rocks, as expected. Haji only had one attack that would be really effective against this ghost, but Shadow Ball took some time to charge up, and Litwick would be able to see that coming from a mile away, even though she only had one eye visible....

And then it hit her. Haji's psychic powers let him move objects with his mind, and if they didn't have a lot of moves that would be super effective, they would just improvise. She grinned as she started getting into the battle.

“Alright, Haji, let's not use your Shadow Ball just yet. Instead, try to stay in Litwick's blind side.” Her right eye was covered by the wax shape. “Fire types are weak to rock, so let's put some of these surroundings to good use. Keep your distance, and try to run around her on her right side. Then, when you have a clear shot, use your Psychic to kick up some of these smaller rocks towards her top. Maybe we can shrink that flame a little. Hopefully she won't catch the incoming attack in her blind spot. You can do this!” she cheered. “We'll have to be ready if Chainy needs help too.”

If all went according to plan, they would be able to get some damage on the ghost without doing anything serious. She wasn't sure if Litwick's flame indicated strength and weakness like a Charmander's did, but they were going to try to find out. Anything that made Litwick able to hit Haji less was what they were aiming for. Using smaller rocks would conserve a bit of Haji's energy too, and since he liked to keep his distance when attacking, it left him room to maneuver if the Litwick retaliated. Haji was pretty good at dodging, so she'd leave that part for him. She knew he could.

She glanced over to Chainy, wanting to keep an eye on him too. Her hand still hovered somewhere near the pocket containing Haxbat, but if she didn't need to battle both Pokémon at once, she would save him. It all depended on what Chainy did.

Her eyes swapped between the two groups, and she silently cheered Haji on in her mind.

I know you can do this.

Buzzer
04-01-2011, 02:55 PM
BP:
Buzz watched as the candle and the firey horse Pokémon both approached his two trainers, He wasn't entirely sure that was the right word for his two experienced rangers. Either way it was what the Boss wanted.

Buzz was aware that the Litwick was a very saught after Pokémon. It evolved into the powerful Chandelure. It is the desire of many of the fire and ghost gym leaders especially. With a highly powerful special based attack system, it would be a bad idea to be on the recieving end of one of its Flamethrower attacks.

It looked as if Chiany wasn't particularly interested in the Rapidash and his form indicated he had a Ponyta voice disk. Ivy, on the other hand was clearly eager to battle the Litwick. Buzz, and Chainy, Buzz thought, would've done the same.

The two wild Pokémon had stopped their battle or training, he had long since given up attempting to figure out the behaviour of the wild Pokémon in the park. Often just walking directly up to trainers to be captured.

“Alright, Haji, let's not use your Shadow Ball just yet. Instead, try to stay in Litwick's blind side,” Ivy said. “Fire types are weak to rock, so let's put some of these surroundings to good use. Keep your distance, and try to run around her on her right side. Then, when you have a clear shot, use your Psychic to kick up some of these smaller rocks towards her top. Maybe we can shrink that flame a little. Hopefully she won't catch the incoming attack in her blind spot. You can do this! We'll have to be ready if Chainy needs help too."

Buzz saw Chainy sigh and release Smash, his Swampert, out into battle. He didn't look prepared to send any commands however. Maybe he wanted to see how Ivy and the opponents would approach the battle. That or he is just lazy, Buzz thought.

The Epseon began to focus its energy and in a burst of speed was soon behind the small candle like Pokémon. Small rocks began to tremble around the pink Eevelution the began to hover around the psychic type. with a sudden burst of energy they were fired at the Litwick.

The wild Pokémon didn't seem phased though, and with a sudden burst of flames an Inferno erupted around the litwick. The sheer energy of the flaming tower crumbled the rocks to pieces around the litwick. A small quantity of the rocks got through but not much damage was dealt out. Buzz was sure this was just the equivalent of two boxers smacktalking before the real battle begins. Ivy would have to be much smarter than that to do some decent damage.

Meanwhile the Rapidash had burst off in a trail of flames it begn to speed up as it circled the two opponent Pokémon. Buzz was concered the battle had only just begun, but Smash hadn't moved. The wild Pokémon appeared to have an advantage.

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Battle Stats:

?/F/Litwick 90% [Surrounded by flame tower] - [Used Inferno]
?/?/Rapidash 100% [SPE+2] - [Used Agility]

vs

Jolly/M/Swampert 100% - [DID NOTHING]
Calm/M/Espeon 100% - [Used make shift Stone Edge, mostly failed]

Trainer stats:

Pokemon Encountered by Winter: Litwick

Pokemon Encountered by Chainy: Rapidash

Encounters Remaining: 13
Pokémon Caught:
Chainy MCR: 10551 / 25000
Winter MCR: 15077 / 25000

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Name: James “Chainy” Carter (aka my Ranger)
Total Items: 3x ParkBall; 3x SuperBall; 4x Full Heal; 2x Max Potion; 3x HyperBall; 2x Calming Fragrance Plus; 16x PokeDoll; 5x Honey; Squirtbottle; Pokeplayer; Digital Camera; Fragrance; Type Repellant; Blank Disk x2; Ponyta Voice Disk; Black Aura Reader; Status Bomb x2; Love Potion; Max Revive x2; Premium Honey; Pax-A-Punch


Pokemon Stats (List your Pokemon Stats)

Pokemon: Gallade
Nickname: Dual
Gender: Male
Ability: Steadfast
Nature: Serious
TM/HM/BM/SM/MT: HM01-Cut, HM04-Strength, HM05-Flash, HM08-Rock Smash, TM06-Toxic, TM24-Thunderbolt, TM26-Earthquake, TM33-Reflect, TM45-Thunder Wave, TM48-Rock Slide, TM50-Substitute, TM58-Psych Up, TM59-Hidden Power[GHOST], TM60-Sunny Day, TM72-Shadow Ball, TM88-Brick Break, TM93-Bulk Up, TM95-Taunt, TM96-Light Screen, TM101-Rock Tomb, TM102-Aerial Ace, TM106-Skill Swap, TM107-Snatch, TM117-Drain Punch, TM118-Will-o-Wisp, TM126-Stone Edge, TM132-X-Scissor, TM134-Cross Poison, TM139-Trick Room, Confuse Ray, Shadow Sneak, Ice Punch, Fire Punch, Pain Split, Encore, Thunderpunch, Wish, Mean Look

Pokemon: Swampert
Nickname: Smash
Gender: Male
Ability: Torrent
Nature: Jolly
TM/HM/BM/SM/MT: HM03-Surf, HM04-Strength, HM07-Waterfall, HM08-Rock Smash, HM09-Dive, HM11-Rock Climb, TM13-Ice Beam, TM126-Stone Edge; TM129-Stealth Rock, Curse, Superpower, Yawn

Pokemon: Breloom
Nickname: Joey
Gender: Male
Ability: Technician
Nature: Careful
TM/HM/BM/SM/MT: HM01-Cut, HM04-Strength, HM05-Flash, HM08-Rock Smash, TM03-Swords Dance, TM06-Toxic, TM48-Rock Slide, TM50-Substitute, TM64-Protect, TM88-Focus Punch, TM93-Bulk Up, TM94-Bullet Seed, TM69-Iron Tail, TM114-Fling, TM147-Low Sweep, Thunderpunch, Synthesis


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Name: Ivy Frost (Going as my Ranger)
Total Items: Digital Camera, Super Potion x5, Full Heal x2, Hyperball x2, Superball x2, Parkball x3, Intermediate Voice Disk (Drilbur), Uncommon Voice Disk (Darumaka), Poképlayer, Park Voucher (3.5k Value Left), Max Revive x2

Pokemon Stats

Crobat - Haxbat
Gender: Male
Nature: Careful
Ability: Inner Focus
TM: U-turn, Roost, Protect, Taunt, Sludge Bomb, Hidden Power Steel
BM/SM/MT: Quick Attack, Brave Bird

Ambipom
Gender: Male
Nature: Jolly
Ability: Technician
TM: Ice Punch, Brick Break, Thunderwave, Taunt, U-turn
BM/SM/MT: None

Espeon - Haji
Gender: Male
Nature: Calm
Ability: Synchronize
TM: Hidden Power Fire, Grass Knot, Shadow Ball, Skill Swap, Sunny Day, Calm Mind
BM/SM/MT: Heal Bell[/QUOTE][/QUOTE]

ChainReaction01
04-01-2011, 11:07 PM
“Alright, Haji, let's not use your Shadow Ball just yet. Instead, try to stay in Litwick's blind side. Fire types are weak to rock, so let's put some of these surroundings to good use. Keep your distance, and try to run around her on her right side. Then, when you have a clear shot, use your Psychic to kick up some of these smaller rocks towards her top. Maybe we can shrink that flame a little. Hopefully she won't catch the incoming attack in her blind spot. You can do this!" Ivy called out. "We'll have to be ready if Chainy needs help too."

I sighed and released Smash onto the sandy ground. Everyone treated me like I was a child, needing to be protected or a target for jokes or something. While I didn't mind it when Buzz played pranks on me or when Leo treated me like a newb, when Ivy did these things it hurt a little, for reasons I wasn't quite sure of. I decided to shrug it off and concentrate on the battle, which had started without me because I had been lost in thought.

Haji shot towards the Litwick - I was a bit surprised at Ivy making this choice. Espeon, being of the Psychic type, were weak to Ghost-typed Pokemon. In fact, the Litwick's Ghost typing was the only reason I wasn't using Dual. I was suddenly reminded of him, and craned my head to locate him - usually he kicked up a bit of a fuss when I used Pokemon other than him in battle, unless the opponent was a Flying type. At first I couldn't see him, but I eventually located him sitting on top of a large rock cluster behind us. I looked at his face in an attempt to read his emotions, and the Aura Reader on my right eye automatically zoomed in. His eyes were squinted, and he was looking quickly from Ivy to Haji and then back to Ivy again. Perhaps he was as confused at Ivy's choice as I was.

Haji reached the Litwick's blind side and started to glow purple. Small rocks started to levitate upwards and around the Espeon. I noted that none of them were larger than my fist - this was probably to save energy. Wise choice. Considering the combatants, I wouldn't be surprised if this turned out to be a stall battle.

I was partially right. The rocks suddenly oriented themselves in the direction of the Litwick, and shot off like they were fired from invisible bows. The Litwick knew how to counter this though - a sudden blaze of fire expanded outwards and upwards, completely surrounding the Candle Pokemon. The rocks plunged into the fiery depths, but I couldn't see whether the improvised attack had any effect. I was about to move and get a better look when I remembered I had my own opponent to worry about. I saw the Rapidash galloping around in circles, stretching out its muscles and increasing its speed. That didn't bother me - the Rapidash could have speed superiority if it wanted it. Smash didn't need to rely on instant reflexes - he had bulk, and lots of it.

"Smash, use Curse until that horse is ready to fight, then hit it with a Waterfall," I called.

Smash started making ominous noises under his voice, swearing and cursing at the Rapidash. The Fire-type probably couldn't hear him, but that didn't matter - it was all about getting into the right mind-set and staying there. The curses would get Smash angry, but keep him there as well. Because of his usually jolly nature, he'd use this rage constructively - it'd benefit him physically, and he wouldn't rush into anything because of his calm demeanor.

When the Rapidash had appeared to stop showing off, Smash began moving towards the horse on his solid legs, causing the ground to shake a little bit. As he got closer, a thin veil of water covered him, and it grew in size as he approached his opposed until none of his body was visibile. It looked like a freight train of rushing, frothing water was approaching the Rapidash.

WinterVines
04-02-2011, 10:11 AM
(OOC: lol and I forsaw this post as short.)

TP#3

Chainy released his Swampert with a sigh, not looking too enthused. Ivy thought maybe it was from not wanting to battle, but she was more sure it was from her comment about helping him. Men. She gave her own sigh. Sometimes they got too macho for her, needing to be tough guys that didn't need any help.

The whole point of going on a team run was so that you and your partner could help each other out. Just because they were Rangers didn't mean that they should forget that. They were Trainers too. She wanted to be able to help Chainy out, and she wanted someone she could trust at her back to catch her mistakes. Even though they had a job to do out here, they were still technically acting as Trainers for the purpose of the run. She didn't want it to always have to be about the job.

She supposed Chainy could be taking it personally though. He was a big target for jokes from many of the other Rangers, and even though she tried to stick up for him, sometimes she thought that was worse than if she didn't do anything at all. She just couldn't get it right. He probably thought it made him look like he needed protecting or something, instead of letting someone have his back. She just shook her head. That's what teams were supposed to be about. It was also true that if Buzz and the others took time enough to think of insults and jokes, they probably liked him enough to expend that much effort.

She watched Haji perform his attack, keeping watchful eyes on her Pokémon in case something went wrong. A lot of the rocks he kicked up were pretty small, and as he flung them at the ghost, it simply threw up a fire wall, destroying the small stones. It was a little discouraging, but the battle was still early and there was plenty of it left. The candle was no pushover, and they were going to have to get creative to beat it.

The fire was a problem though, as it would probably protect Litwick from any of her attacks. A Shadow Ball would take a little time to charge up, and though it would be the most effective thing they could do, she didn't know if it'd make it through the flame tower fast enough for the ghost not to manuever around it. She wasn't sure if she could take it down by herself.

She snuck a look over at Chainy. He didn't look too angry, but he didn't look pleased. He kept looking at Haji, and a puzzled expression came to his face. He probably wondered why she would send the Espeon against a ghost. He had wanted to fight, so she wasn't going to deny him. She wanted to prove that he could do it. Plus, her only other real option was Haxbat, and she was trying to stay on Chainy's good side.

She needed help against this ghost. She could admit that without a problem. She wasn't sure if he'd help her, but she had to try. She turned towards him more and bit her lip for a second, debating what to say, if anything. She couldn't do it alone.

“Got my back, Chainy?” she asked, still worrying on her lip a little. As if on cue, the raging flame tower flared, and the sound it made drew her eyes back to it. “I can't take out that flame alone. Can you help me out? I'll distract Rapidash.”

Even if he didn't help her, she coudln't do much as long as the fire was there. She wouldn't risk Haji like that. She might as well help wear down the flame horse, even if Chainy didn't want it.

She watched the horse run in tight circles as its speed increased, knowing it could use its energy for an Agility move. It gave her an idea. “Haji,” she said, as he came back to her side, “see if you can use your Psych Up skill to copy Rapidash's speed increase. Then lets run a grass knot through the ground to trip it up. If we can stall it a bit, it'll make it easier for Chainy to hit.”

Haji nodded silently and began to focus on his target. He glowed a little, a dim whiteish aura that pulsed. If it all worked correctly, he would be able to use the energy from the speed increase to speed up the vines from his attack. The more of them that appeared, the better. She had seen this done a few times on other runs she had taken. If done correctly it could be very effective. Haji worked best from a distance, so running speedy vines through the ground kept him out of harms way. Extra speed woudln't hurt later once the ghost started moving either, which would hopefully let him stay ahead of both of the wild Pokémon.

While Haji was working she called out again. “In the meantime, guard yourself with Future Sight. I want you to keep yourself safe. Focus on that mostly, trying to avoid any oncoming attacks while we have to wait. I guess if you get a chance, an attack wouldn't hurt, but don't try it if you don't get an opportunity. I want you safe.”

She wished she knew was he was thinking. She had thought having a Psychic type Pokémon would make things like this easier, but she found she was strugglng just as much. They hadn't developed that bond that she was envious of people like Buzz and Chainy having with their Pokémon. They always seemed in synch with their partners, and Ivy just wondered what she was missing. She didn't know how to ask Haji about it without sounding impatient or unskilled. She didn't want to rush him.

Then, there was a prickling on her mind, and a part of it she didn't know she had opened up like the doors on the Main Outpost on a bright, sunny day. It made her gasp and blink rapidly, seeing more with her mind than her eyes, even though they were wide open. She felt a presence, and then Haji was there. She couldn't exactly explain it, but it was like a puzzlepiece that was missing that had finally been connected.

She saw the Psychic Pokémon look back at her for a second, and she could only smile. He must have heard her thoughts and answered, and it only made her beam. It was a quiet thing, but she could still feel his energy and his emotion towards the battle, so she thought that he just wasn't thinking of anything in particular in that moment. It was a strange yet interesting phenominon.

“Be wary of being overwhelmed. Sometimes there is much.”

She nodded at Haji's warning, wanting to experience every bit she could but knowing she should be careful. She supposed they would have more time to work on it later, and the thought made her grin.

She felt as Haji's energy split and changed. He hadn't finished Psych Up, but she felt him branch out to start his Future Sight too. There were whirls of color that made her head spin, followed by flashes of light and creeping dark shadows. There was just light, and a warmness filled her body from the tips of her hair down to her toes. She felt on top of the world, like nothing could ever touch her. Pure happiness that wasn't her own filled her, and she wondered if this was one of Haji's memories or an event that had yet to happen. She didn't even know if it was really Haji's feeling.

She had heard that sometimes the mental link between Trainer and Pokémon was imperfect, and sometimes things like memories leaked into each other. Since Haji had linked them before starting the Sight, she was maybe picking up things from that as well. She knew she probably wasn't getting the full force of it, but that was probably a good thing. It was a lot to take in all at once. Ivy felt Haji's energy rise and just went with it, riding the wave of power that she was sure surged through the whole area.

Then, there was pain and a gripping darkness that left her gasping, causing her to stumble back. She smacked into the larger boulder behind her, needing the brace to help her stand as she brought both hands up to hold her head. She couldn't see. There was only darkness. A horrible loneliness seeped through her bones, and she bit her lip in order to prevent her from crying out. If this was one of Haji's memories, she didn't want him to experience this ever again.

Confused, she was so confused. It didn't feel like hers, and she didn't think it was Haji's, but it was awful. It gnawed at her insides and left her feeling like she should run away, but she didn't know what she was running from. Could it be the wild Pokémon perhaps? Psychic types could sometimes pick up the feelings of those around them, and she assumed Haji was no different.

The blackness faded to just spots here and there, but she couldn't focus on anything. The feeling made her want to curl up in a ball and be sick, but she now worried that trying to break out of it would mess up what Haji was doing. He was focused. She could feel that. She couldn't jynx what he was doing, no matter how bad this was. She just had to sit though it enough for him to finish.

She could feel the ground under her feet and the stone at her back. There was so much energy in the air. She felt the heat from the flaming tower and was aware of every being on the field. She knew Dual was somewhere behind them, and River's signature was bright next to another one she knew was Buzz. Even the Litwick and Rapidash had places.

She tried to focus on the individuals instead of the intense emotions all storming around in her head while Haji executed his attack.

Buzzer
04-05-2011, 12:33 AM
BP:
River, any chance of you levitating me, this battle is going to be a long one and I can't be bothered standing up, Buzz thought to his friend.

"With pleasure." Buzz thought he saw a grin creep across River's beak when suddenly he was hovering in a reclined position.

"Awesome, River, you're the best. Now if only I had a bottle of beer." Buzz relaxed as the two trainers issued their commands, but something was wrong. He was still rising into the air. "Okay, River, thats high enough, put me down."

"Whatever you say," River replied. With a thud Buzz was dropped to the floor. The burnt dust was flung into the air. A very loud expletive echoed across the rocky road.

The double battle raged on, while Buzz struggled back to his feet. He noticed Smash muttering beneath his breath as it began to Curse, a useful battle technique that bolstered the users attack and defenses. Its only drawback was that it cost the user its speed, Buzz never figured out why cursing damaged Pokémon's speed, whilst for him it had no effect.

Haji, Ivy's Espeon, mean while appeared to be focussed hard on the darting Rapidash. Buzz had heard Ivy ask it to copy the speed boost gained from agility. Buzz noticed that Haji's movements became sleeker and faster as the effect of Psych Up worked.

The Litwick appeared to be forgotten about. Buzz watched as a pale psychic orb surrounded itself and the towering inferno that entombed the Ghostly candle. Confusion crept across Buzz's mind as the orb appeared to shrink. The flames seemed to be trapped within the ball of energy. The large orb continued to shrink and enclose the Litwick until soon the flames were dancing across its wax like body. A faint red aura erupted around the wild Pokémon.

Buzz was impressed at this, it had used the Inferno wall to activate its own Flash Fire ability. She is going to have a tough battle.

Smash seemed to follow Chainy's command of Waterfall and aimed at where it thought the Rapidash would be in moments, but Haji's Grass Knot had suddenly wrapped its vines arount the horse Pokémon and it tumbled to the foor. The torrent of water missed its intended target instead continuing forth and crashing over the small candle.

Rapidash struggled to its feet it cantered over to the small candle Pokémon. They looked at each other for a moment, before facing their combatents. Suddenly Buzz was blinded by a sudden surge of flames. An enormous blast of fire was propelled by both Pokémon. Two beams of bright red plasma fused into the large attack. Both Smash and Haji had no time to react and were hit hard by the attack

"River, Protect!" Buzz yelled rapidly as the torrent of flame continued towards the three trainers. There was no messing around this time, a green bubble erupted around the three rangers and the flames ricoched off harmlessly. "Well that was close."

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Battle Stats:

?/F/Litwick 55% [Flash Fire activated] - [Used Fire Blast]
?/M/Rapidash 68% [SPE+2] - [Used Fire Blast]

vs

Jolly/M/Swampert 78%[ATT/DEF+1][SPE-1] - [Used Curse, Waterfall]
Calm/M/Espeon 80% [SPE+2] - [Used Psych Up, Grass Knot]

Trainer stats:

Pokemon Encountered by Winter: Litwick

Pokemon Encountered by Chainy: Rapidash

Encounters Remaining: 13
Pokémon Caught:
Chainy MCR: 14344 / 25000
Winter MCR: 24127 / 25000

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Name: James “Chainy” Carter (aka my Ranger)
Total Items: 3x ParkBall; 3x SuperBall; 4x Full Heal; 2x Max Potion; 3x HyperBall; 2x Calming Fragrance Plus; 16x PokeDoll; 5x Honey; Squirtbottle; Pokeplayer; Digital Camera; Fragrance; Type Repellant; Blank Disk x2; Ponyta Voice Disk; Black Aura Reader; Status Bomb x2; Love Potion; Max Revive x2; Premium Honey; Pax-A-Punch


Pokemon Stats (List your Pokemon Stats)

Pokemon: Gallade
Nickname: Dual
Gender: Male
Ability: Steadfast
Nature: Serious
TM/HM/BM/SM/MT: HM01-Cut, HM04-Strength, HM05-Flash, HM08-Rock Smash, TM06-Toxic, TM24-Thunderbolt, TM26-Earthquake, TM33-Reflect, TM45-Thunder Wave, TM48-Rock Slide, TM50-Substitute, TM58-Psych Up, TM59-Hidden Power[GHOST], TM60-Sunny Day, TM72-Shadow Ball, TM88-Brick Break, TM93-Bulk Up, TM95-Taunt, TM96-Light Screen, TM101-Rock Tomb, TM102-Aerial Ace, TM106-Skill Swap, TM107-Snatch, TM117-Drain Punch, TM118-Will-o-Wisp, TM126-Stone Edge, TM132-X-Scissor, TM134-Cross Poison, TM139-Trick Room, Confuse Ray, Shadow Sneak, Ice Punch, Fire Punch, Pain Split, Encore, Thunderpunch, Wish, Mean Look

Pokemon: Swampert
Nickname: Smash
Gender: Male
Ability: Torrent
Nature: Jolly
TM/HM/BM/SM/MT: HM03-Surf, HM04-Strength, HM07-Waterfall, HM08-Rock Smash, HM09-Dive, HM11-Rock Climb, TM13-Ice Beam, TM126-Stone Edge; TM129-Stealth Rock, Curse, Superpower, Yawn

Pokemon: Breloom
Nickname: Joey
Gender: Male
Ability: Technician
Nature: Careful
TM/HM/BM/SM/MT: HM01-Cut, HM04-Strength, HM05-Flash, HM08-Rock Smash, TM03-Swords Dance, TM06-Toxic, TM48-Rock Slide, TM50-Substitute, TM64-Protect, TM88-Focus Punch, TM93-Bulk Up, TM94-Bullet Seed, TM69-Iron Tail, TM114-Fling, TM147-Low Sweep, Thunderpunch, Synthesis


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Name: Ivy Frost (Going as my Ranger)
Total Items: Digital Camera, Super Potion x5, Full Heal x2, Hyperball x2, Superball x2, Parkball x3, Intermediate Voice Disk (Drilbur), Uncommon Voice Disk (Darumaka), Poképlayer, Park Voucher (3.5k Value Left), Max Revive x2

Pokemon Stats

Crobat - Haxbat
Gender: Male
Nature: Careful
Ability: Inner Focus
TM: U-turn, Roost, Protect, Taunt, Sludge Bomb, Hidden Power Steel
BM/SM/MT: Quick Attack, Brave Bird

Ambipom
Gender: Male
Nature: Jolly
Ability: Technician
TM: Ice Punch, Brick Break, Thunderwave, Taunt, U-turn
BM/SM/MT: None

Espeon - Haji
Gender: Male
Nature: Calm
Ability: Synchronize
TM: Hidden Power Fire, Grass Knot, Shadow Ball, Skill Swap, Sunny Day, Calm Mind
BM/SM/MT: Heal Bell

ChainReaction01
04-07-2011, 12:25 AM
I was watching the shooting comet of water that was Smash when Ivy suddenly spoke up. “Got my back, Chainy?” she asked, a small quiver in her voice. “I can't take out that flame alone. Can you help me out? I'll distract Rapidash.”

I looked over to her surprised. Maybe it wasn't a weakness to rely on others for help. After all, I relied on my Pokemon in battle, so why should relying on other people be any different?

"Of course, Ivy," I replied. I reached out for Dual using our mental connection. I could tell he was still watching Ivy carefully, but also keeping an eye on Haji at the same time.

Hey buddy, can you let Smash know to change target if possible? I don't think he'd be able to hear me right now.

<I'll let him know,> Dual replied. <James... keep an eye on Ivy. Something doesn't seem right with her today.>

I frowned, concerned. What? Is it something serious? How do you know?

There was a slight pause. <...I can't really say. She just doesn't seem normal. I haven't really investigated, but there's a fair bit of mental turmoil that isn't there usually.>

I decided to let it drop. Dual sensed I would, so he threw out a line of communication to the Swampert. I'd known Gardevoir who were able to set up telepathic networks amongst whole teams, but seeing as Dual was a Gallade and therefore physically powerful as opposed to mentally powerful, he wasn't very proficient at it. What he could do well was act like a messenger, similar to the POST and ACK protocols found in systems networking. I could ask Dual to relay messages to my other Pokemon, and he would tell them what to do. It made for an effective system, and it had the added bonus of not tipping anyone else off to our strategies.

<He says he'll change target as soon as he can,> Dual broke into my thoughts. I sent back a response received packet, and turned to concentrate on the battle. I noticed that Smash's horizontal Waterfall was beginning to rotate a bit - it was almost un-noticeable - as he also turned towards the side-ways galloping Rapidash. Suddenly, five large vines ripped out of the ground and curled around the horse: one on each rear leg, two around its body, and one around its left foreleg. The vines then went taut, and with a loud braying the horse was yanked into the ground and held tight against it.

"Now!" I yelled, even though I knew Smash probably couldn't near me.

He might have, though, because at that instant the water comet shot over the horse and curved around, crashing into the towering column of fire containing the Litwick. There was a small explosion, and white steam billowed out from the point of contact. I waited, breath held in anticipation. After what seemed like forever, Smash galloped out of the mist, intending to regroup with Haji, who was further away, closer to Ivy than to the battle.

I heard the roar of a fire, and looked over to the Rapidash. Its long mane of fire had massively expanded, whipping through the air, searing through the vines holding it captive. One by one they snapped, retreating back into the ground like tendons into flesh. The horse got to its feet and galloped over to the steambank, which was gradually being taken away by a soft wind. It threw a quick look at the Litwick, which it returned. They then turned to look at Smash, who was almost next to Haji by now. Twin fireballs that were curiously human-shaped blasted towards the two Pokemon, and as they got closer they merged into one super-huge ball of flames. I knew Smash would be fine - he was very resistant to Fire attacks - but I was worried about Espeon. I knew Smash was too far away for me to get a command out, but I was kind of expecting Ivy to do something.

I waited, and waited, keeping an eye on the battlefield, ready to hear her confident voice lash out like a whip. But it didn't. The doubly-powerful Fire Blast crashed into Smash, knocking him to the side, and then passed through Haji. It didn't even stop there - it moved towards us three Rangers and River.

"River, Protect!" Buzz cried, and a green bubble of energy quickly expanded from the Xatu, surrounding us. The flames writhed around the bubble, passing by us harmlessly, but I knew it would have hurt Smash and Haji a fair bit.

When the fire had passed us, River dissipated the bubble, and I took a quick look around at the battlefield. Haji and Smash were both on the ground, stirring, recovering from the massive attack. I put my hand to my visor and activated the medical diagnostics mode. Neither of the Pokemon were too badly burnt, thank God, although it was surprising that Smash had appeared to take more damage than Haji. I mean, he was closer to the source of the blast, but still, taking into consideration his fire resistance he should have held up better.

I shook my head, saving the thought for later, when I remembered Ivy, and how she hadn't done anything. I turned to my side to see what she was doing, and when I did my heart dropped into my stomach. She was braced against a rock, sweating profusely, biting her lip like she was in pain. Her eyes were shut tight, and I could hear the slightest hint of a whimper sneaking out. I quickly moved to her and dropped to my knees, not caring about the sharp rocks scattered around pressing against my legs. I reached out and held her face, wiping her cheek with a thumb and brushing her long red hair away from her face.

"Ivy? Ivy, are you okay?" I asked desperately. "What's going on?"

I received no reply - her eyes were moving behind her eyelids but they stayed clenched shut. I started to panic a little. Ivy was in some kind of trance that I couldn't get her out of, and Smash was a sitting duck because I hadn't yet given him an attack order. I quickly cast my mind out and grabbed the first idea I thought of, anxious to return to helping Ivy.

"Smash, go hit that Rapidash with a Stone Edge!" I called before looking back to Ivy. Smash yapped in agreement, and smashed his right fist into the ground, deep into the ground - about half of his arm wasn't visible. He then pulled it back up, but now he was grasping a long, curved blade of stone that roughly followed the shape of his arm. He was holding it backwards, the way soldiers were taught to hold knives, with the blade running across his elbow. He then began to pound towards the Rapidash, using all three legs except the one holding the Stone Edge. When he got close enough, he would start hitting the horse with the dangerous weapon - it was as much a club as a sword, really.

I didn't see any of this, though. I was too busy concentrating on Ivy. I wiped some more hair out of her face, and held her against my shoulder. The small part of my mind that was always rational was telling me that it was probably something to do with Haji and/or Dual, but I couldn't care less. I hated seeing the normally strong Ivy like this. I held her against me, feeling her tremble, knowing that the only thing I could do was wait it out.

"Please snap out of this, Ivy," I begged her. "Please come back to me."

WinterVines
04-07-2011, 12:30 AM
TP#4

There was fear, and she shook as tormenting images flashed through her mind. They weren't of anything solid really, just dark shadows and looming sorrow, but it wasn't pleasant, and she really hoped that Haji wasn't getting all of the same things she was. If he was distracted by this, he wasn't going to be able to concentrate on the battle and he'd get hurt. She couldn't have that. She hoped that she was taking it all.

She tried to focus on individuals, but it was just too hard. There were just too many things going on in her mind, too many feelings to sort out. They sort of overcame her in waves, and the next one came in to knock her back down before she could recover from the last.

Then she was back to the horrible confusion feeling, and she whimpered a little against her will, hating that horrible gnawing in her gut. That was the worst one she thought, that awful feeling of not knowing what to do. She bit her lip as it filtered through her. Surprisingly, after a few moments, the confusion began to fade into an intense worry, and while it was still so strong, it was more managable than being lost. She worried all the time; she could handle that.

There was a muffled sound she couldn't quite make out that echoed in her ears. Someone was near her she thought, as she felt life energy in a signature like she had before. Then there was warmth as something brushed her, and she clung to that instead of the awful conflicting feelings she was being bombarded with.

It was comforting, like how she and her brother would huddle under the covers with their flashlights during thunderstorms. She wasn't really bothered by them much, but Jack was, even though he was older. He used to say they could handle anything as long as they had each other's backs, and she believed him. She still believed him. That's why she wanted to make it work at the Park, with her teammates. She wanted to prove he was right. That was the least she could do.

She heard her name spoken in a worried tone, and suddenly she wanted to wake up, like it was urging her to do so. Her eyes snapped open as she gasped against a steady shoulder, reflexively clutching the source. It wasn't her brother, as he was long gone, but she recognized the voice speaking softly and the scent that was only Chainy. Not her brother, but one of her closest friends all the same.

“Chainy?” she said questioningly, just to be sure. Her mind was still hazy, and she could still feel Haji's thoughts swirling. She supposed this could've just been another vision.

The other Ranger tensed as she spoke, but then returned to just holding her, occasionally stroking her hair in a comforting motion, like her mother used to do. Ivy simply hung on, staring at the rocky dirt below as her mind evened out a little.

She leaned away and he let her, saying nothing. She was glad, as she wasn't sure she could handle more questions alongside her own at the moment. “What happened?” she asked, more to herself than to Chainy. Her eyes unfocused as she stared off into space for a moment, reaching through the mental link she could still feel to Haji, checking on him.

She saw the past flash of fire and the burst of pain inside of her mind, and she called out loud to her Pokémon, searching for him with her eyes. “I am alright,” he said from somewhere, and she caught sight of him not too far away, still focused mostly on the battle. She relaxed a little, seeing that he was mostly unhurt from the combined fire attack, though she noticed she was still clutching part of Chainy's shirt with her fingers in worry. She quickly let go, shooting him a grateful smile for what she couldn't say in words at the moment.

“Are you alright?” Haji asked her, and instead of the automatic response of saying she was fine, she actually thought about it.

“I think so. Were you getting any of that? Did it mess you up at all?”She hoped not.

“...A little,”he admitted. “I am still trying to see, but I am ready for another move. I have learned how to separate.”

She felt a little better that he was better at controlling all of those thoughts and feelings than she was. It was something she would have to work on if they did this more often. She stood up as she tried to refocus on the battle, having to grip Chainy's shoulder to keep herself from falling at first. It was a little hard because she was still dazed, hence stumbling a little, but otherwise she was okay. Having Chainy near was reassuring; at least she knew he had her back.

“Alright, Haji,” she said, and her voice cracked a little. “I guess we can't wait too much longer. Use Calm Mind to help you focus better. The Sight is important too, but we don't need any of that extra stuff confusing you. Then I'd like you to start charging up a Shadow Ball. You've got that extra speed energy; you should be able to get a good start on it before Litwick moves too much.”

Haji nodded as he began to focus, gathering even more energy to himself. She felt his energy shift again through the mental link as a ball of ghostly energy began to form in front of him. She could feel the different twinges twisting around, and the gray and purple ribbons weaved together into a sphere as it grew in strength.

If all went well, they could get a good hit in on the ghost while Smash went for the Rapidash. She didn't want them to team up and attack again. She didn't want her partners hurt. Hopefully Haji's Future Sight would come in handy and let him dodge another attack if it came; she knew that sometimes it took a while to come into effect. She felt her pocket with her free hand, finding her spare Parkballs there. Soon she would be able to try and capture the ghost, but not right now.

Besides, she wasn't sure if she could stand completely if she didn't have Chainy to lean on; how was she going to throw a ball?

Buzzer
04-11-2011, 12:25 PM
BP:
As River's Protect dissipated, both seemed to have taken some damage from the Fire Blast, the two wild pokemon had moved away from each other, neither seemed to be doing much. Buzz assumed they were trying to judge how effective their attacks had been.

Buzz eyes returned to his two trainers, Ivy was sweating and bracing herself. Something wasn't right. Whilst Chainy had spotted this and was now on his knees.

"Ivy? Ivy, are you okay?" Chainy asked his voice quivering in fear. "What's going on?" Buzz had no idea, and raised his eyebrow as Chainy started brushing Ivy's red hair out of her face.

Buzz's mind flashed back to the first day Ivy arrived at headquaters.


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"Dude, check out the new chick ranger," Chainy said to Buzz, as they leant on the reception counter. Buzz glanced over.

"Eh not bad," Buzz replied, "but I bet you can't pull her. In fact I will do all your paper work for a week, if you can." Buzz burst into laughter as Chainy burst into a stammering rage. They shook hands, then Chainy stormed off to introduce himself.
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He can't seriously think that bet is still on, its been months and he hasn't succeeded yet, Buzz thought.

Suddenly Chainy looked away and called out to Smash to use Stone Edge. Smash stomped off after thrusting his fist into the ground. His arm, lined with stone was aimed at the galloping horse. The mudfish Pokémon raised its rocky rm to smash at the Fire type, but the fire type took this opportunity to let of a curious ball of fire. Will-o-wisp, it inflicted burns and was innacurate. But at this close range was bound to hit, right before the Stone Edge.

As the Swampert's arm crashed down, the rocks scattered and the Rapidash fell to the floor in agony. Smash stumbled as the burn seemed spread across his body.

Buzz eye's flicked back to Chainy and Ivy, they were still locked in a hug. Buzz simply rolled his eyes. "Guys, as much as this lovely romantic setting must be getting to you. You are in a battle and for god's sake get a room!"

"You do realise, you insensitive idiot, that Ivy's brain has meen under severe pressure just now. I assume it's to do with the mental connection between with the Espeon. I have heard tell that the initial connection can be turbulent," River said to Buzz. "Unfortunatly for me, ours was simple; a little mental torture might have done you good."

"Please snap out of this, Ivy," Chainy said with a whimper. "Please come back to me." Buzz could hardly contain his laughter at this, but returned to the battle and the Litwick had appeared to start making its move. It let out another stream of fire, the golden sparks of the flame danced off the beam of fire as the flamethrower approached Haji. In a remarkable burst of speed Haji moved effortlessly passed the oncoming blaze, as if he had known it was coming, Buzz watched as the Espeon kept running towards the small candle.

“I guess we can't wait too much longer. Use Calm Mind to help you focus better. The Sight is important too, but we don't need any of that extra stuff confusing you. Then I'd like you to start charging up a Shadow Ball. You've got that extra speed energy; you should be able to get a good start on it before Litwick moves too much.” Ivy finally spoke, still resting in Chainy's arms.

As the Espeon approached still running a dark ominous sphere of energy formed as it hurtled towards the Litwick. The Litwick's eyes began to glow soon beams of black energy formed into the shape of a giant evil looking eye. The eye released multiple rings of blue energy at Espeon, who had just released the Shadow Ball.

The two attacks passed each other and connected with their given target. The super effective attacks seemed to do great damage to both Pokémon, but the candle like Pokémon appeared to come off worse. Buzz thought the Litwick was just about ready to catch, while Rapidash appeared to still have some fight in it. Typical Chainy, always lagging behind.

The Rapidash had struggled back to its feet just as Haji had released its Shadow Ball attack. It didn't seem to be moving much though, energy seemed to be eminating around it. Suddenly an enormous beam of bright light was fired towards the Swampert. SolarBeam a very powerful grass type move, energy obtained from the sun itself. It didn't look like it had reached full charge, but for a Swampert it still would lead to trouble.

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Battle Stats:

?/F/Litwick 29% [Flash Fire activated] - [Used Flamethrower, Hex]
?/M/Rapidash 47% [SPE+2] - [Used Will-o-Wisp, Using SolarBeam]

vs

Jolly/M/Swampert 70%[ATT/DEF+1][SPE-1][BRN] - [Used Stone Edge]
Calm/M/Espeon 62% [SPE+2] - [Used Future Sight, Calm Mind, Shadow Ball]

Trainer stats:

Pokemon Encountered by Winter: Litwick

Pokemon Encountered by Chainy: Rapidash

Encounters Remaining: 13
Pokémon Caught:
Chainy MCR: 21382 / 25000
Winter MCR: 29954 / 25000 ~ +4954

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Name: James “Chainy” Carter (aka my Ranger)
Total Items: 3x ParkBall; 3x SuperBall; 4x Full Heal; 2x Max Potion; 3x HyperBall; 2x Calming Fragrance Plus; 16x PokeDoll; 5x Honey; Squirtbottle; Pokeplayer; Digital Camera; Fragrance; Type Repellant; Blank Disk x2; Ponyta Voice Disk; Black Aura Reader; Status Bomb x2; Love Potion; Max Revive x2; Premium Honey; Pax-A-Punch


Pokemon Stats (List your Pokemon Stats)

Pokemon: Gallade
Nickname: Dual
Gender: Male
Ability: Steadfast
Nature: Serious
TM/HM/BM/SM/MT: HM01-Cut, HM04-Strength, HM05-Flash, HM08-Rock Smash, TM06-Toxic, TM24-Thunderbolt, TM26-Earthquake, TM33-Reflect, TM45-Thunder Wave, TM48-Rock Slide, TM50-Substitute, TM58-Psych Up, TM59-Hidden Power[GHOST], TM60-Sunny Day, TM72-Shadow Ball, TM88-Brick Break, TM93-Bulk Up, TM95-Taunt, TM96-Light Screen, TM101-Rock Tomb, TM102-Aerial Ace, TM106-Skill Swap, TM107-Snatch, TM117-Drain Punch, TM118-Will-o-Wisp, TM126-Stone Edge, TM132-X-Scissor, TM134-Cross Poison, TM139-Trick Room, Confuse Ray, Shadow Sneak, Ice Punch, Fire Punch, Pain Split, Encore, Thunderpunch, Wish, Mean Look

Pokemon: Swampert
Nickname: Smash
Gender: Male
Ability: Torrent
Nature: Jolly
TM/HM/BM/SM/MT: HM03-Surf, HM04-Strength, HM07-Waterfall, HM08-Rock Smash, HM09-Dive, HM11-Rock Climb, TM13-Ice Beam, TM126-Stone Edge; TM129-Stealth Rock, Curse, Superpower, Yawn

Pokemon: Breloom
Nickname: Joey
Gender: Male
Ability: Technician
Nature: Careful
TM/HM/BM/SM/MT: HM01-Cut, HM04-Strength, HM05-Flash, HM08-Rock Smash, TM03-Swords Dance, TM06-Toxic, TM48-Rock Slide, TM50-Substitute, TM64-Protect, TM88-Focus Punch, TM93-Bulk Up, TM94-Bullet Seed, TM69-Iron Tail, TM114-Fling, TM147-Low Sweep, Thunderpunch, Synthesis


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Name: Ivy Frost (Going as my Ranger)
Total Items: Digital Camera, Super Potion x5, Full Heal x2, Hyperball x2, Superball x2, Parkball x3, Intermediate Voice Disk (Drilbur), Uncommon Voice Disk (Darumaka), Poképlayer, Park Voucher (3.5k Value Left), Max Revive x2

Pokemon Stats

Crobat - Haxbat
Gender: Male
Nature: Careful
Ability: Inner Focus
TM: U-turn, Roost, Protect, Taunt, Sludge Bomb, Hidden Power Steel
BM/SM/MT: Quick Attack, Brave Bird

Ambipom
Gender: Male
Nature: Jolly
Ability: Technician
TM: Ice Punch, Brick Break, Thunderwave, Taunt, U-turn
BM/SM/MT: None

Espeon - Haji
Gender: Male
Nature: Calm
Ability: Synchronize
TM: Hidden Power Fire, Grass Knot, Shadow Ball, Skill Swap, Sunny Day, Calm Mind
BM/SM/MT: Heal Bell

WinterVines
04-12-2011, 06:53 AM
TP#5

Ivy breathed a sigh of relief as Haji dodged a streaming flamethrower from Litwick as he got closer to the ghost. He breezed by easily, like he knew it was coming, so she thought maybe his Sight had come through for him. He then launched his Shadow Ball, but Litwick took that opportunity to hit Haji with her own ghost type attack. Both of them were struck hard, and Haji collapsed to the ground for a moment as he was hit. She flinched along with him, reaching out with her mind to see if he was okay.

“Do not worry,” he spoke, easing her worries a little. “I will be fine.”

She trusted him, so she thought hard as he backed up towards her so they could regroup and plan. Ivy took a few steps as Chainy rose up, staggering a little as she removed her hand from bracing against his shoulder. He automatically grabbed her arm to steady her, and she shot him a greatful look. Her head was still a little hazy. She figured it would be a little bit before she snapped out of whatever this was.

Then she heard Buzz's words and shot him a dirty look, or at least made it look as evil as she could in her current state. She muttered to Chainy while her voice cracked a little, “Remind me to kill him later.” Then, she cleared her throat and tried for a smirk. “Shut your face, Buzz. You're just jealous.”

Chainy often took whatever bait Buzz laid for him, and she didn't need them all to fight. She was pretty sure Buzz was teasing most of the time, but she had to admit that if it was her, she would be pretty hard pressed to ignore it too. Still, Chainy had really helped when she wasn't doing so well. Buzz didn't need to pick fun at that. Though she wasn't sure if he knew what had gone on. She supposed it did look different from the other side of the field.

She turned her attention back to the field as Smash neared the Rapidash with his stone club. All looked well until a flaming orb formed in front of the fire horse. At that close range, it hit the Swampert and shattered like ashes against him. He flinched but still followed through with his attack, sending the Rapidash sprawling as he cried out. Smash stumbled backward, wincing as he revealed his burn. It was going to affect his movement and his strength, which wasn't any good.

Even as she thought it, she watched the Rapidash start to get up. A bright light gathered around his horn, aiming right for the Swampert. She thought that Chainy would probably call out for his Pokémon to protect himself, but with the burn, she wasn't sure if he would make it in time. Then, Ivy got an idea. She wasn't sure it would work either, but she might as well try.

“Haji, that Rapidash is going to do some damage if we don't help. Be careful, but try to get close to Smash and use your Heal Bell technique. Get rid of that burn.” She pulled out a Parkball from one of her vest pockets, rotating it slowly in her hand. “After that, if you can, try to hold Litwick still with your Psychic. I'm going to try to catch her now. It might not be necessary, but if she's moving around I'm not sure I can throw right. Putting a little pressure on her might weaken her a little more too.”

She hoped Smash would be okay. She was sure Chainy would think of something. Haji was in the line of fire too once he got close enough to use Heal Bell. He had only used it a few times before, but the white bell-like orb that formed wasn't very loud. Haji could hear it just fine, but he had to be pretty close to help out someone else. If all went well, he'd be okay enough to try and steady the Litwick. It was fine if he didn't, as she was feeling a little better and was pretty sure she could get the Parkball somewhere in the correct range, but it would help. It would also keep the Espeon out of the ghost's immediate range. She didn't want him to take another attack like before.

As Haji began to get closer to Smash, she readied her ball. As soon as the Heal Bell started to work or fail, she would throw it. If she captured, at least she could get out of Chainy's way so he could battle the Rapidash better without having to worry about another wild Pokémon.

ChainReaction01
04-12-2011, 11:59 AM
"Guys, as much as this lovely romantic setting must be getting to you, you are in a battle and for God's sake get a room!" Buzz's voice lashed out through the air. A small spark flared into a fire somewhere inside me, and I was about to start screaming at him. Luckily for me, Ivy got there first. She murmured to me to remind her to get back at him later, but I knew I wasn't going to - I fully intended to let him have a piece of my mind at the earliest convenience, as in about half a minute from now. It wouldn't do to have Ivy fighting my battles for me. She decided to get one shot in, though, and I didn't blame her.

"Shut your face, Buzz," she said as I helped her back up onto her feet, "you're just jealous."

She then nodded her thanks to me and stepped towards the battle a little bit, calling out her orders to Haji. I was grateful that she was going to try and heal Smash's burn - perhaps save me from using a Full Heal. I'd pay her back for it. I remembered with a start that the Rapidash was still charging the Solarbeam - if that hit Smash he would be in some serious trouble. As a Water/Ground type, Grass-typed moves like Solarbeam did severe amounts of damage to even, when when they weren't being used by Grass-typed Pokemon. It was similar to how a well-placed Ice Beam from practically any Pokemon who learned the move could easily drop a Dragonite, despite the lack of the same-type attack bonus.

"Smash, use Protect to ride out the Solarbeam, then hit the Rapidash with a Hydro Pump!" I yelled. "I'm sick and tired of playing around with this stupid horse!"

I had chosen the attacks carefully - they were both moves that Smash learned naturally, so he had a greater degree of proficiency with them, especially Protect. I considered going for a Surf instead of Hydro Pump, but the Rapidash still looked pretty healthy, unlike the Litwick, whose droopy head-wax was drooping further than normal, and the blue flame was much smaller than it had been originally. I saw Ivy pull out a Parkball and shrugged - I didn't want to hold up the expedition, especially since this was technically Ivy's run, so I pulled out a Super Ball, preparing to throw it after Smash's Hydro Pump attack.

That hadn't happened yet, though. Haji was running towards Smash, trying to get within Heal Bell range - I hoped the Psychic type would get there before the Protect activated, otherwise the healing attempt would be all for naught. I saw Smash curl up slightly and a glowing silver sheen begin to cover him as the Rapidash brayed and a painfully bright green lance blasted from it towards the Swampert. The lance started out thin, emanating from a green orb resting on the tip of the Rapidash's horn, but it widened as it flew, getting to be the approximate girth of a telephone booth. I'd be extremely angry with the Rapidash if it accidentally hit Haji instead of or as well as Smash - the cat was trying to do me a favour, and if it got hurt while doing so I wasn't quite sure what I'd do. I knew it wouldn't be good, though.

The angry thoughts reminded me of my unfinished business with Buzz. I took a step backwards, and turned to talk to him. He was about as tall as me, but I didn't care. I threw a quick look at River - I had an enormous amount of respect for her, and I hoped she wouldn't take offense at what I was about to say. The way she was looking at Buzz hinted to me that she'd been telling him off too, but that didn't say anything - the few snatches of conversation between the two that I intercepted was usually River nagging or scolding Buzz in some way. I mean, Buzz never took notice of it, but still. I didn't want to have any problems with River, though - she was a powerful Pokemon, and rumoured to be the best-educated Xatu for thousands of miles. In addition, she had a nasty streak - I would never forget the closet incident with Leo and Ivy.

"Buzz," I growled, "I knew you could be a bit of an ******* sometimes, but I never knew you were so damn inconsiderate. Don't you remember what the initial attachment was like? I spent damn close to three weeks barely functioning."

I shuddered as I remembered the period in which I was still getting used to Dual - memories, thoughts and opinions flooded through me, and not all of mine. Hell, not even most of them had been mine. There had been stuff from me, from Dual, from Jathan, and even some extras from random people Dual had investigated quickly using his telepathic powers. The worst time had been when he had been injured in battle, and he had to heal himself with Dream Eater. I'd felt him take the living life force of the sleeping Rhydon and use it to bolster his own health. Every single one of the Rhydon's hopes and fears had passed through me - being killed, being captured, being driven from his home - each scenario had been shown to me and adapted in such a way that I could relate to. It was the worst I had ever felt. The only reason I had got through was because one of my oldest friends helped me through the final stages.

I knew what Ivy was going through - at least, I was pretty sure I did. Seeing as Dual wasn't originally my Pokemon, maybe even because of that, our mental joining had been painful. It appeared Ivy was now going through something similar, and I'd be damned if I wasn't going to repay my debt to my friend by helping her through hers. I wasn't really sure exactly what was going on inside her head, but I knew she had commanded a Future Sight - whenever Dual performed one of them, I made sure to close my mind off. Once I had been taken along for a ride by the move - it took you on a jaunt through time, looking at both your past and your future. I'd been taken into the future and watched myself working over some sweet young thing, which was enjoyable (and had since happened), but then I'd been dragged back to re-watch Jathan's conception, which was infinitely less enjoyable. My guess was that Ivy hadn't yet perfected the many tricks of the telepathic trade and had gone on a Future Sight bender, so to speak.

"Also, I'd much appreciate it if you keep the smartass comments to yourself," I continued talking to Buzz, pulling myself sharply out of my thoughts. "Whether or not I have designs on Ivy is none of your business, and I can promise you that even if I did have them, which I don't, I wouldn't intend to act on them out here in the middle of a freaking expedition. It's quite sad, really - one of your comrades is in trouble and pain and you choose to stand there and snark as opposed to help her. I thought you were a better person than that."

I turned away from Buzz and looked back to the battle - I had calmed down now, thanks to the venting, but at what cost? Had I missed my chance to throw my Super Ball? And was Buzz about to smack me upside the head? In a small corner of my mind, I semi wished he would - I could do with a good punch-up right now, even though I knew it wouldn't end well for me. I pressed the button and the ball expanded, ready to perform its intended purpose. Hopefully the Rapidash wouldn't have enough strength remaining to resist the capture.

Buzzer
04-17-2011, 12:41 AM
OOC: There is an adjective in this that I may or may not have written :X A person whose name begins with K wanted to say it.

NBP:
"Shut your face, Buzz," she said as I helped her back up onto her feet, "you're just jealous."

"Yeah; whatever, Ivy," Buzz shouted back, "in your dreams maybe!"

“Haji, that Rapidash is going to do some damage if we don't help. Be careful, but try to get close to Smash and use your Heal Bell technique. Get rid of that burn.” She pulled out a Parkball from one of her vest pockets, rotating it slowly in her hand. “After that, if you can, try to hold Litwick still with your Psychic. I'm going to try to catch her now. It might not be necessary, but if she's moving around I'm not sure I can throw right. Putting a little pressure on her might weaken her a little more too.”

"Smash, use Protect to ride out the Solarbeam, then hit the Rapidash with a Hydro Pump!" Chainy yelled. "I'm sick and tired of playing around with this stupid horse!"

Buzz watched as the feline like Espeon sped towards the large mudfish Pokémon. Buzz couldn't hear the bell of Heal Bell. Typical, she hasn't even taught Haji how to make the bell louder. Silly, Ivy, Buzz thought.

"Oh yeah, 'cause you had so much to do with making your Jolteon's Heal Bell louder."

As the fluffy feline approached the Swampert a large green aura of energy encompassed the two of them. Fortunately, Espeon had managed to get within the Protect radius just in time.

A blinding light erupted from the Rapidash as it was fired towards the two ranger's Pokémon. An array of colours erupted from the collision with the Protect shield.

Chainy turned to Buzz, whilst his Pokémon was mid battle. "Buzz," he growled, "I knew you could be a bit of an ******* sometimes, but I never knew you were so damn inconsiderate. Don't you remember what the initial attachment was like? I spent damn close to three weeks barely functioning."

Buzz was slightly taken a back by the sudden flip in Chainy's usually calm personality, he knew sometimes he got a little annoyed with all the mocking but Chainy usually took it on the chin.

"Also, I'd much appreciate it if you keep the smartass comments to yourself," He continued. "Whether or not I have designs on Ivy is none of your business, and I can promise you that even if I did have them, which I don't, I wouldn't intend to act on them out here in the middle of a freaking expedition. It's quite sad, really - one of your comrades is in trouble and pain and you choose to stand there and snark as opposed to help her. I thought you were a better person than that."

As often the case with Buzz, he was struggling to keep the laughter contained. For some reason this was usually the reaction to such a confrontation. Unfortunatly for him, it commonly ended with the other person throwing a punch. (Not that they generally managed to hit, and usually suffered for it.)

"Wow, that was some rant," Buzz said, as the laughter broke out of him. "I have three points to make though. Firstly, dude - chill the **** out. It was just a joke. Secondly, she's a big girl, I'm sure she can handle it. Just because you had to see me with your mom when you made the connection, doesn't mean you need to fly off the handle. I mean its not like the connection is that bad, mine and River's was easy. I guess you just aren't that good of a trainer."

Buzz then leant closer to Chainy and whispered the last comment, so Ivy couldn't hear. "Finally, me thinks you doth protest too much." Buzz quickly jumped back, just in case of the retaliatory punch. He knew he could handle Chainy, didn't mean he wanted it to come to that. They were all friends after all.

Buzz spotted Ivy throwing her park Ball and it hit the small candle like Pokémon and the ball shuddered to a halt. Smash meanwhile had begun releasing a huge torrent of water towards the Rapidash.

As the giant swirling water blast washed over the valiant looking horse, it crumbled to the floor in agony. Chainy took this opportunity while catching his breath from the rant to throw his Super Ball. It struck the Pokémon and the wild Rapidash settled.

River sensing the tension in the air telekinetically lifted the two Poké Balls into Buzz's bag and began to hover forward hoping everyone would follow.

"Oh, Chainy as for that last remark, grow some balls ok," Buzz muttered with a smirk.

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Battle Stats:

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Trainer stats:

Pokemon Encountered by Winter: Litwick
Pokemon Encountered by Chainy: Rapidash

Encounters Remaining: 14
Pokemon Caught by Winter: Brave/F/Litwick
Pokemon Caught by Chainy: Naive/M/Rapidash
Chainy MCR:
Winter MCR:

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Name: James “Chainy” Carter (aka my Ranger)
Total Items: 3x ParkBall; 3x SuperBall; 4x Full Heal; 2x Max Potion; 3x HyperBall; 2x Calming Fragrance Plus; 16x PokeDoll; 5x Honey; Squirtbottle; Pokeplayer; Digital Camera; Fragrance; Type Repellant; Blank Disk x2; Ponyta Voice Disk; Black Aura Reader; Status Bomb x2; Love Potion; Max Revive x2; Premium Honey; Pax-A-Punch

Pokemon Stats (List your Pokemon Stats)

Pokemon: Gallade
Nickname: Dual
Gender: Male
Ability: Steadfast
Nature: Serious
TM/HM/BM/SM/MT: HM01-Cut, HM04-Strength, HM05-Flash, HM08-Rock Smash, TM06-Toxic, TM24-Thunderbolt, TM26-Earthquake, TM33-Reflect, TM45-Thunder Wave, TM48-Rock Slide, TM50-Substitute, TM58-Psych Up, TM59-Hidden Power[GHOST], TM60-Sunny Day, TM72-Shadow Ball, TM88-Brick Break, TM93-Bulk Up, TM95-Taunt, TM96-Light Screen, TM101-Rock Tomb, TM102-Aerial Ace, TM106-Skill Swap, TM107-Snatch, TM117-Drain Punch, TM118-Will-o-Wisp, TM126-Stone Edge, TM132-X-Scissor, TM134-Cross Poison, TM139-Trick Room, Confuse Ray, Shadow Sneak, Ice Punch, Fire Punch, Pain Split, Encore, Thunderpunch, Wish, Mean Look

Pokemon: Swampert - 70%
Nickname: Smash
Gender: Male
Ability: Torrent
Nature: Jolly
TM/HM/BM/SM/MT: HM03-Surf, HM04-Strength, HM07-Waterfall, HM08-Rock Smash, HM09-Dive, HM11-Rock Climb, TM13-Ice Beam, TM126-Stone Edge; TM129-Stealth Rock, Curse, Superpower, Yawn

Pokemon: Breloom
Nickname: Joey
Gender: Male
Ability: Technician
Nature: Careful
TM/HM/BM/SM/MT: HM01-Cut, HM04-Strength, HM05-Flash, HM08-Rock Smash, TM03-Swords Dance, TM06-Toxic, TM48-Rock Slide, TM50-Substitute, TM64-Protect, TM88-Focus Punch, TM93-Bulk Up, TM94-Bullet Seed, TM69-Iron Tail, TM114-Fling, TM147-Low Sweep, Thunderpunch, Synthesis


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Name: Ivy Frost (Going as my Ranger)
Total Items: Digital Camera, Super Potion x5, Full Heal x2, Hyperball x2, Superball x2, Parkball x3, Intermediate Voice Disk (Drilbur), Uncommon Voice Disk (Darumaka), Poképlayer, Park Voucher (3.5k Value Left), Max Revive x2

Pokemon Stats

Crobat - Haxbat
Gender: Male
Nature: Careful
Ability: Inner Focus
TM: U-turn, Roost, Protect, Taunt, Sludge Bomb, Hidden Power Steel
BM/SM/MT: Quick Attack, Brave Bird

Ambipom
Gender: Male
Nature: Jolly
Ability: Technician
TM: Ice Punch, Brick Break, Thunderwave, Taunt, U-turn
BM/SM/MT: None

Espeon - Haji - 62%
Gender: Male
Nature: Calm
Ability: Synchronize
TM: Hidden Power Fire, Grass Knot, Shadow Ball, Skill Swap, Sunny Day, Calm Mind
BM/SM/MT: Heal Bell

ChainReaction01
04-18-2011, 12:27 AM
As I turned to consider what to do, I heard a strange strangled noise. I ignored it, but it happened again. I turned around, and I realised the noises were laughs, ones that Buzz was barely containing. Finally, he couldn't contain them any more, and they shot out like machine gun fire.

"Wow, that was some rant," Buzz said to me, gasping for air. "I have three points to make though. Firstly, dude - chill the **** out. It was just a joke. Secondly, she's a big girl, I'm sure she can handle it. Just because you had to see me with your mom when you made the connection, doesn't mean you need to fly off the handle."

That remark hit deep, especially cos I had in fact seen my mother engaged in the act with my father during the connection, but I decided not to respond, because there was no way he could have known that. I was pretty confident even Dual did not know. The only was was if River had pulled it out of my mind. I flicked her a quick look - she was sitting impassively on Buzz's shoulder. Nah, I was pretty confident she wouldn't do that. She was his voice of reason, or as close as possible to it, not a partner in his ******ry.

"I mean its not like the connection is that bad, mine and River's was easy. I guess you just aren't that good of a trainer."

My fist clenched, and I wanted to hit Buzz. I really did. But Dual's thought pattern broke into my mind.

<Don't rise to his bait, that's just what he wants,> the Gallade observed. <Besides, Trainer skill has nothing to do with connection difficulty. You know this. It's all about compatibility, dumb luck, and also power. The more power connecting you to your partner, the harder the connection is. If their connection wasn't hard, either their personalities are perfectly in sync or River didn't give Buzz much power.>

I unclenched my fist slowly, still wanting to hit him but realising that it was a bad idea. I watched as Smash's water attack blasted towards the Rapidash, knocking it over. It brayed in pain as it tumbled over, a pile of legs, and it wasn't able to get up. I threw my Super Ball just as Ivy threw her Park Ball.

"Finally, me thinks you doth protest too much," a voice whispered into my ear. I turned around to grab Buzz by his shirt, but he had already stepped smartly out of range. I threw him an evil look, and considered throwing a punch, but I wasn't sure I could take him. Not here in the sun, anyway. Besides, Ivy probably wouldn't be impressed.

<Just stick a Donphan crap in his desk or something,> Dual sighed. <That's usually what happens.>

I shot him a look of irritance, but decided to let it all go. I couldn't be bothered fighting Buzz on this any more. Ivy had needed my help, and I had given it to her. That was all that mattered. If Buzz was gunna stand there and be a tool, that was his choice, not mine.

Both the balls absorbed their respective Pokemon and made the familiar chiming sound as the capture mechanisms locked down the spheres, completing the capture. River took from from Buzz's shoulder as the two spheres floated into the air and towards Buzz, coated in a barely visible pink aura. Buzz reached out and took the balls, placing them into his bag. Usually a capture made me happy, but I was too irritated at that moment to feel any victory, and the Rapidash hadn't been what I had come here for. I had a funny feeling it wouldn't be leaving with me.

I began to walk forward, following Buzz. Apparently, he couldn't resist getting one last crack in. He turned and threw me a smirk.

"Oh Chainy, as for that last remark, grow some balls okay," he said insultingly to me.

"I prefer to stay the way I am, thanks," I replied somewhat loftily, walking past him. "Besides, if I was to grow some, it wouldn't be five minutes before you'd somehow get them into your mouth, you hungry little man."

WinterVines
04-18-2011, 07:14 PM
TP#6

She watched the ball come into contact with the candle, and she held her breath for a moment while she watched it rock. She heard the mechanical click as the device locked, and she exhaled a little in relief. Looking over, she saw that the Superball Chainy had thrown had effectively caught the Rapidash too.

Out of the corner of her eye, she saw Chainy whirl towards the other Ranger. Ivy thought that he must've been stressed or something lately. He had risen to Buzz's jibes pretty fast. Usually he kept a cooler head. She missed exactly what was said though, as Haji's voice filled her mind. The link between them was still pretty open, and the sound was loud. She flinched for a second and couldn't focus on anything else.

“Are you alright?” he asked again as he approached, stopping in front of her. She stooped down to his level, smiling a little at his concern.

There were still swirling feelings knocking themselves around in her head, though they were less intense now. They weren't so bad, and she didn't want to let on too much that they were affecting her. She didn't want Haji to cut the bond between them. From what she understood, the initial connections sometimes took a while to settle. She'd rather they just work through it than put it off. It had taken them a long time to start up the bond in the first place.

“I should be, I think. That was...” she trailed off, not really knowing how to describe it in words.

“I apologize that I could not block it out better. There was...much.” Haji accented his words by rubbing against the side of her leg in a comforting gesture. She smiled again and patted the top of his head.

“I'm glad you didn't.” And she was really. She wanted to be close to her partners, and this was just one step of that.

“Sometimes,” he continued, “the bond is easy, like River and Buzz. Other times it takes weeks to get used to, like Chainy and Dual. Buzz is very simple, according to River, so theirs did not take so long. We may be more complex than others. Perhaps a Dark type would help for now, someone to filter until you learn how to.”

She nodded, thinking it was a pretty good idea. She felt a little bad for not taking this whole thing better really. She was supposed to be tough, and some of those things she felt made her want to curl up into a ball in the corner.

“You did just fine.”

She smiled a little at Haji hearing her wandering thoughts, forgetting that they were still closely tied. She felt the bond dull a little, and she figured that was probably a good idea too. They still had a job to do out on the run, and she couldn't be distracted too much the whole time. She couldn't ignore her teammates either.

She looked over to the two fools, still in their debate. Chainy kept looking, flicking his head between her and Buzz with a strange expression on his face. She wondered what that was about, so she asked Haji to check into it. She waited a few moments for the Espeon to answer.

“Dual has asked me not to divulge the information.”

“Oh, darn,” she said out loud. “Thanks anyway. I guess if I really need to know, I can get the answer from someone later.” She smiled a little as she stood back up carefully. The sun was still shining brightly, she had caught another member for her team, and there were no emergencies yet. Today could turn out alright yet. “While we're waiting for those eggheads, you should use your Morning Sun technique to take in some of this light energy and heal off some of the damage you took.”

Haji nodded, preparing to draw in the sun as they waited.

Buzzer
04-22-2011, 03:03 PM
OOC: Lame post is lame. I just couldn't think of an interesting way to do it. :(

NBP

"I prefer to stay the way I am, thanks," Chainy replied somewhat loftily, walking past him. "Besides, if I was to grow some, it wouldn't be five minutes before you'd somehow get them into your mouth, you hungry little man."

Buzz burst into laughter at this comment. "You really shouldn't announce your fantasies like that ... just sayin'." Buzz carried on walking up the rocky path. A thin haze of dust was in the air, the particles glimmered as the afternoon sun hovered above the red mountain. "Seriously why does everything seem to happen at Mount. Deckbi. Practically every new run is at Mount Deckbi."

Buzz pulled out a bottle of water from his back pack. Taking a big swig of the water he looked around. "I wonder whether we will actually see any of these Poachers today. What you two reckon we should if we do?" As is eyes looked around he spotted Haji was glowing, light appeared to be fusing with his body. Buzz assumed Ivy had instructed him to uses Morning Sun.

Buzz looked to his friends, it was odd he would probably be having some innane discussion with the trainer at this point in their run. About what they want to catch and why, but this was different, they had a purpose to be out here. The chance for Ivy and Chainy to catch Pokémon was just so the Boss wouldn't have to pay them for coming out here as rangers.

Buzz lead the trio, with River Tam flying just beside him, the rocks beneath their feet began to steadily increase the mountain. The volcano had not been active for some time, but Buzz secretely hoped it would go off. He felt like it would add a bit of danger and more exitement to the runs at Mount Deckbi if they had to run away from fast flowing lava.

Buzz spotted two Pokémon off the path, one appeared to be a small red tortoise like Pokemon with a plume of smoke erupting from its nostril. The other Pokémon's face was covered by a skull like mask, in its hand was a long, hard bone.

The Torkoal and Cubone appeared to just be relaxing in the shade of a large rock.

"Well want to try battling either of these?"


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Battle Stats:
?/?/Torkoal - 100%
?/?/Cubone - 100%
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Trainer stats:

Pokemon Encountered by Winter: Litwick, Cubone
Pokemon Encountered by Chainy: Rapidash, Torkoal

Encounters Remaining: 13
Pokemon Caught by Winter: Brave/F/Litwick
Pokemon Caught by Chainy: Naive/M/Rapidash

Winter MCR: 3556/9000
Chainy MCR: 3828/9000

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Name: James “Chainy” Carter (aka my Ranger)
Total Items: 3x ParkBall; 3x SuperBall; 4x Full Heal; 2x Max Potion; 3x HyperBall; 2x Calming Fragrance Plus; 16x PokeDoll; 5x Honey; Squirtbottle; Pokeplayer; Digital Camera; Fragrance; Type Repellant; Blank Disk x2; Ponyta Voice Disk; Black Aura Reader; Status Bomb x2; Love Potion; Max Revive x2; Premium Honey; Pax-A-Punch

Pokemon Stats (List your Pokemon Stats)

Pokemon: Gallade
Nickname: Dual
Gender: Male
Ability: Steadfast
Nature: Serious
TM/HM/BM/SM/MT: HM01-Cut, HM04-Strength, HM05-Flash, HM08-Rock Smash, TM06-Toxic, TM24-Thunderbolt, TM26-Earthquake, TM33-Reflect, TM45-Thunder Wave, TM48-Rock Slide, TM50-Substitute, TM58-Psych Up, TM59-Hidden Power[GHOST], TM60-Sunny Day, TM72-Shadow Ball, TM88-Brick Break, TM93-Bulk Up, TM95-Taunt, TM96-Light Screen, TM101-Rock Tomb, TM102-Aerial Ace, TM106-Skill Swap, TM107-Snatch, TM117-Drain Punch, TM118-Will-o-Wisp, TM126-Stone Edge, TM132-X-Scissor, TM134-Cross Poison, TM139-Trick Room, Confuse Ray, Shadow Sneak, Ice Punch, Fire Punch, Pain Split, Encore, Thunderpunch, Wish, Mean Look

Pokemon: Swampert - 70%
Nickname: Smash
Gender: Male
Ability: Torrent
Nature: Jolly
TM/HM/BM/SM/MT: HM03-Surf, HM04-Strength, HM07-Waterfall, HM08-Rock Smash, HM09-Dive, HM11-Rock Climb, TM13-Ice Beam, TM126-Stone Edge; TM129-Stealth Rock, Curse, Superpower, Yawn

Pokemon: Breloom
Nickname: Joey
Gender: Male
Ability: Technician
Nature: Careful
TM/HM/BM/SM/MT: HM01-Cut, HM04-Strength, HM05-Flash, HM08-Rock Smash, TM03-Swords Dance, TM06-Toxic, TM48-Rock Slide, TM50-Substitute, TM64-Protect, TM88-Focus Punch, TM93-Bulk Up, TM94-Bullet Seed, TM69-Iron Tail, TM114-Fling, TM147-Low Sweep, Thunderpunch, Synthesis


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Name: Ivy Frost (Going as my Ranger)
Total Items: Digital Camera, Super Potion x5, Full Heal x2, Hyperball x2, Superball x2, Parkball x3, Intermediate Voice Disk (Drilbur), Uncommon Voice Disk (Darumaka), Poképlayer, Park Voucher (3.5k Value Left), Max Revive x2

Pokemon Stats

Crobat - Haxbat
Gender: Male
Nature: Careful
Ability: Inner Focus
TM: U-turn, Roost, Protect, Taunt, Sludge Bomb, Hidden Power Steel
BM/SM/MT: Quick Attack, Brave Bird

Ambipom
Gender: Male
Nature: Jolly
Ability: Technician
TM: Ice Punch, Brick Break, Thunderwave, Taunt, U-turn
BM/SM/MT: None

Espeon - Haji - 100%
Gender: Male
Nature: Calm
Ability: Synchronize
TM: Hidden Power Fire, Grass Knot, Shadow Ball, Skill Swap, Sunny Day, Calm Mind
BM/SM/MT: Heal Bell

ChainReaction01
04-23-2011, 07:45 AM
"You really shouldn't announce your fantasies like that ... just sayin'," Buzz laughed as he continued to lead us up the mountain.

<Have you ever noticed that Buzz projects a lot?> Dual asked me innocently. I immediately started choking on some laughter - Dual almost never joked around, which made this that much more hilarious. To cap it all off, Dual sent me packets containing cackles of laughter from River and a dignified chuckle from Haji.

Buzz apparently decided to ignore this, instead grumbling, "seriously, why does everything seem to happen at Mt Deckbi? Practically every new run is at Mount Deckbi."

"I don't know what you're ******** about," I commented, "I've just finished a run in the Power Plant and have two more lined up this week, one for the Woods and another for the Plant. Maybe you just have s****y luck."

"I wonder whether we will actually see any of these Poachers today. What you two reckon we should if we do?" Buzz asked, changing the subject.

My hand automatically inched towards my hip, where my handgun usually rested, but I remembered I'd left it back at headquarters. I frowned slightly, but then remembered that I was barely able to get away with it anyway. It'd probably be confiscated if I shot someone with it while on an expedition as a Trainer, and I'd spent far too much time and money customising it to let that happen. Besides, I guess I didn't really need it - Dual, Smash and Joey would have my back.

"Well, I guess I'd have to give them the usual cease and desist spiel," I replied, "but assuming they don't I guess we'd have to kick their asses."

I would have gone on, but Buzz interrupted me. "Well want to try battling either of these?" he asked.

I looked around, not seeing the Pokemon he was talking about until I looker closer under the shade of a large-ish rock. Two Pokemon were resting there, ones that I both recognised. One was a small reptile wearing a skull for a helmet, and lightly tapping a large bone against its thigh as it laid on the ground, apparently enjoying the shade provided by the rock. The other Pokemon was tortoise-like, and curled up in the shade as well. My eyes widened as I started to grin as I recognised it - it was a Torkoal, an incredibly rare Pokemon. They weren't seen often, here or on the mainland, and what kind of Pokemon is better for a breeder than a rare one?

"I'd like to try for that Torkoal," I said to Ivy. "Would you mind if I do so?"

I didn't wait for her answer, though - I knew I didn't have to. She'd have my back, like I had hers. I pulled out Smash's Poke Ball again - I wanted to save Dual for later, and Joey's Grass typing wouldn't do him any favours against the Fire-typed Torkoal. I threw the Poke Ball into the air and it released my Swampert in a flash of white light. He called a greeting to me, happy to be summoned once again. The Cubone and Torkoal both looked up, and seemed a bit surprised that someone was going to battle them. I imagine they had both been passed over in the past - neither of them were particularly good professionally.

"Alright Smash, nail both both with an Earthquake!" I called out, and Smash roared. He raised himself up into the air on his hind legs, and then crashed his forearms into the ground, sending shockwaves flying and fissures zigzagging towards the two Wild Pokemon. Small chips of stone and dirt shot into the air, and I flung my arm up in front of my face to protect myself.

WinterVines
04-24-2011, 09:11 AM
TP#7

The Ranger group moved on, and the three of them speculated on what they would do if they actually found the poachers there had been sightings of. Ivy wasn't really sure herself. They weren't actual police, so she wasn't sure if they could technically arrest them for real. They could, however, restrain them until the proper authorities got there to take them away. It was dumb, since Rangers were the law out here in the Park, yet they were still spoke down to like they didn't know how to do their jobs.

In the middle of her thinking, Buzz interrupted by pointing out two small Pokémon resting under the shade of a large rock. One was a small rocky turtle in a red and dark brown color, a rare Pokémon known as Torkoal. The other was a lonely-looking reptile with a white skull helmet over its head: a Cubone.

“I'd like to try for that Torkoal,” Chainy said as he turned to her. “Would you mind if I do so?”

She shook her head, but he was already gearing up for battling, reaching for Smash's Pokéball and sending him out to fight again. She figured she could keep the Cubone busy for a little bit until Chainy managed to catch the Pokémon he wanted. He had been willing to fight the Rapidash while she had been pursuing a capture, so she could do the same. She didn't have an intention of catching her opponent though.

She was about to call on Haji again, since he had taken interest in the two wild Pokémon, but then Chainy called out. “Alright, Smash, nail them both with an Earthquake!” Smash roared and started his attack.

Left with little choice, Ivy reached for Haxbat's Pokéball, throwing it onto the field to release the Crobat in a beam of red light. The bat looked happy as he stretched his wings, doing several loops in the air before coming back down to hover in the field, awaiting commands. She had been hesitant to use him, seeing as how Chainy didn't like him. However, the bat was the only one able to avoid the incoming attack, and she wasn't willing to damage her partners after just getting out of a fight.

The Swampert raised up and crashed his arms into the ground, sending the dirt shaking and fissures cracking through the earth. Debris flew up, and Haji deflected it from them with his mind energy. The shockwaves raced toward the two wild Pokémon, and once Ivy regained her balance, she called out to the Crobat.

“Alright, Haxbat, careful here. Make sure to say airborne until we know what they're doing. We just need to support Chainy right now, so don't worry too much about attacking. Let's just be...annoying.” She grinned, despite her worries about how Chainy would take Haxbat being on the field. “Let out a Screech toward those two wild ones, and if you're feeling daring, combine it with a Supersonic right after. The Earthquake should jostle them a bit, and maybe they'll be too distracted to dodge.”

If Haxbat could get his sound into Cubone's skull hat, there was a chance of it echoing inside and confusing him even further. That would at least distract the Ground type a little to give Chainy a shot at the turtle. With any luck, it would distract the Torkoal too. The Earthquake was rushing fast, and if Haxbat timed it right, they could make a chain reaction of attacks.

Buzzer
04-27-2011, 08:19 PM
OOC: Taking a page out of Ataro's book on this one. ((even though I did it last time on Winter's individual run))

BP:
Buzz sighed as the two looked to be gearing up for the fight, he just couldn't be bothered paying attention. He set up a nice seat in the shade of large rock and simply closed his eyes. River, let me know if the poachers show up. 'kay? Buzz communicated with his bird Pokémon.

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"Ugh; how typical. Lazy bastard!" River said telepathically to her two trainer's. "What d'you say? Leave him there?"

“Alright, Smash, nail them both with an Earthquake!” Chainy yelled. River landed on Ivy's shoulder after she had released her Crobat.

"Is that really such a good idea, I mean, he is a bit of a girl about that thing. Just sayin'" River said to Ivy.

“Alright, Haxbat, careful here. Make sure to say airborne until we know what they're doing. We just need to support Chainy right now, so don't worry too much about attacking. Let's just be...annoying.” She grinned, “let out a Screech toward those two wild ones, and if you're feeling daring, combine it with a Supersonic right after. The Earthquake should jostle them a bit, and maybe they'll be too distracted to dodge.”

River created a small protect shield around her ears, just to dull the noise somewhat, it wouldn't be good to get all confused and start smacking herself.

The cracks in the ground were fast approaching the two wild Pokémon, the tortoise-like Torkoal's body shimmered a metalic silver the cracks approached. Iron Defense, it was clear it wasn't afraid of taking a hit.

The Cubone on the other hand had thrown it's Bone up into the air spinning like a boomerang. It was heading directly for the flying Haxbat just as it let of a horrible Screech. The cubone seemed to have timed the Bonemerang perfectly since it had to jump high in the air just to catch it.

The spinning bone colided with the flying Pokémon hard. It was one of the few ground type moves actually able to hit Flying types. Unfortunatly for Ivy, Crobat being part poison type meant that the attack would have hurt.

The fissures and cracks in the ground hit the Torkoal hard, who received the full Earthquake, while the Cubone only seemed to get hit by the after shocks. Having carefully timed its attack.

Haxbat's Screech and Supersonic combination had hit the pair moments after the earthquake at finished. River couldn't tell whether the confusion had worked on Cubone but the Torkoal was definately looking almost drunk. It staggered from left to right as it looked to attack. It stumbled throwing its head at the Swampert in a makeshift Headbutt.

It didn't look to have done much damage to River, but she was interested to know what they would do. She looked back at Buzz and spotted his ranger pack lying beside his sleeping form. Telekinectically lifting it, "Hey, Ivy, care to look after this so we can continue with out him. I mean, I would but I have to use my wings to fly and it's effort carrying it telekinetically.

OOC: Gender pl0x
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Battle Stats:
?/?/Torkoal - 73% [DEF+2][CON] => Iron Defense / Headbutt
?/?/Cubone - 86% [DEF-2][CON] => Bonemerang
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Jolly/M/Swampert - 66% => Earthquake
Careful/M/Crobat - 87% =? Screech / Supersonic

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Trainer stats:

Pokemon Encountered by Winter: Litwick, Cubone
Pokemon Encountered by Chainy: Rapidash, Torkoal

Encounters Remaining: 13
Pokemon Caught by Winter: Brave/F/Litwick
Pokemon Caught by Chainy: Naive/M/Rapidash

Winter MCR: 6780/9000
Chainy MCR: 7270/9000

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Name: James “Chainy” Carter (aka my Ranger)
Total Items: 3x ParkBall; 3x SuperBall; 4x Full Heal; 2x Max Potion; 3x HyperBall; 2x Calming Fragrance Plus; 16x PokeDoll; 5x Honey; Squirtbottle; Pokeplayer; Digital Camera; Fragrance; Type Repellant; Blank Disk x2; Ponyta Voice Disk; Black Aura Reader; Status Bomb x2; Love Potion; Max Revive x2; Premium Honey; Pax-A-Punch

Pokemon Stats (List your Pokemon Stats)

Pokemon: Gallade
Nickname: Dual
Gender: Male
Ability: Steadfast
Nature: Serious
TM/HM/BM/SM/MT: HM01-Cut, HM04-Strength, HM05-Flash, HM08-Rock Smash, TM06-Toxic, TM24-Thunderbolt, TM26-Earthquake, TM33-Reflect, TM45-Thunder Wave, TM48-Rock Slide, TM50-Substitute, TM58-Psych Up, TM59-Hidden Power[GHOST], TM60-Sunny Day, TM72-Shadow Ball, TM88-Brick Break, TM93-Bulk Up, TM95-Taunt, TM96-Light Screen, TM101-Rock Tomb, TM102-Aerial Ace, TM106-Skill Swap, TM107-Snatch, TM117-Drain Punch, TM118-Will-o-Wisp, TM126-Stone Edge, TM132-X-Scissor, TM134-Cross Poison, TM139-Trick Room, Confuse Ray, Shadow Sneak, Ice Punch, Fire Punch, Pain Split, Encore, Thunderpunch, Wish, Mean Look

Pokemon: Swampert - 70%
Nickname: Smash
Gender: Male
Ability: Torrent
Nature: Jolly
TM/HM/BM/SM/MT: HM03-Surf, HM04-Strength, HM07-Waterfall, HM08-Rock Smash, HM09-Dive, HM11-Rock Climb, TM13-Ice Beam, TM126-Stone Edge; TM129-Stealth Rock, Curse, Superpower, Yawn

Pokemon: Breloom
Nickname: Joey
Gender: Male
Ability: Technician
Nature: Careful
TM/HM/BM/SM/MT: HM01-Cut, HM04-Strength, HM05-Flash, HM08-Rock Smash, TM03-Swords Dance, TM06-Toxic, TM48-Rock Slide, TM50-Substitute, TM64-Protect, TM88-Focus Punch, TM93-Bulk Up, TM94-Bullet Seed, TM69-Iron Tail, TM114-Fling, TM147-Low Sweep, Thunderpunch, Synthesis


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Name: Ivy Frost (Going as my Ranger)
Total Items: Digital Camera, Super Potion x5, Full Heal x2, Hyperball x2, Superball x2, Parkball x3, Intermediate Voice Disk (Drilbur), Uncommon Voice Disk (Darumaka), Poképlayer, Park Voucher (3.5k Value Left), Max Revive x2

Pokemon Stats

Crobat - Haxbat
Gender: Male
Nature: Careful
Ability: Inner Focus
TM: U-turn, Roost, Protect, Taunt, Sludge Bomb, Hidden Power Steel
BM/SM/MT: Quick Attack, Brave Bird

Ambipom
Gender: Male
Nature: Jolly
Ability: Technician
TM: Ice Punch, Brick Break, Thunderwave, Taunt, U-turn
BM/SM/MT: None

Espeon - Haji - 100%
Gender: Male
Nature: Calm
Ability: Synchronize
TM: Hidden Power Fire, Grass Knot, Shadow Ball, Skill Swap, Sunny Day, Calm Mind
BM/SM/MT: Heal Bell[/QUOTE]

ChainReaction01
04-28-2011, 03:27 AM
OOC: Male Torkoal please. Also shouldn't Screech negate the Iron Defense on Torkoal?

The chips of stone eventually stopped flinging themselves at my arm, and so I lowered it to take a look at what was going on. The fissures were winding steadily towards the two Pokemon. The Torkoal raised its head into the air, and a silver sheen began covering the tortoise Pokemon. I recognised it as Iron Defense - the next best thing to Protect when being threatened by an Earthquake, and you got to keep the defensive bonuses afterwards. It was a fairly common defensive move - one that was frequently employed by Meta, my Metagross. He hadn't been brought on this expedition for the simple reason that almost every single Pokemon found here on Mount Deckbi could easily perform super effective attacks on him.

I noticed that the Cubone was drawing its arm backwards, and it snapped forward quickly, sending the bone spinning. Strangely, it wasn't towards Smash. I felt a little stupid as I realised that Ivy would have sent something out too, so I turned my head to see her choice.

I immediately went cold all over. She had released her Crobat, Haxbat. The logical centre of my mind approved of her choice - it was her only Pokemon who wouldn't have taken damage from Smash's Earthquake attack - but it was a small part of my mind. Most of the rest of it was shrieking in fear. I subconsciously took a step away from Ivy and her Crobat, and my mental link with Dual informed me that he was doing the same. He wasn't a huge fan of any Flying types, and the blistering fast Crobat was no exception. Its typing gave it an incredibly effective resistance against Fighting typed moves, and its movepool featured attacks like Confuse Ray and Hypnosis, both of which usually brough Dual to his knees.

I knew I couldn't freeze up, though. The Crobat was my ally, so I had nothing to fear. Furthermore, I wouldn't be doing Smash any favours by going to pieces. It took all my willpower, but I shoved the fear into the back of my mind and concentrated on the battle. I could feel Dual's approval flow through our link, and that helped too.

Just before the bone struck Haxbat, Haxbat began to Screech loudly in an attempt to lower the defenses of our opponents. I wasn't worried about Smash - being an aquatic Pokemon, he was well protected against sounds, and Screech was highly directional anyway. Furthermore, it didn't last long; perhaps ten seconds before the bone smashed into the hovering bat, stopping the noise. The bone curved backwards, returning to the Cubone, and it jumped into the air to catch it. Unfortunately for me, this coincided with the time the Earthquake reached it - it jumped clear over the shockwave and caught the bone before landing again, only having to take damage from the aftershocks and shards of stone. At least the Torkoal was thrown forwards by the bucking ground, but its Iron Defense protected it from a lot of damage.

Haxbat swooped over Smash and began screeching again, but this screech was different. It was ululating and varied in volume - it was a move that tried to irritate and confuse the enemy as much as possible. The two Wild Pokemon began to stagger around, but the Torkoal seemed to be in at least marginal control of itself - it staggered forwards and rammed its hardened head into Smash's side. He winced a bit, but it didn't look like he had taken too much damage.

I decided to take a quick look around. River was sitting on Ivy's shoulder, who was slinging Buzz's Ranger pack onto her back. The Ranger himself was dozing in the shade of a rock back a ways. I would have offered to take the backpack from Ivy, but she was a strong woman and I wasn't sure she would have appreciated it. Furthermore, River had probably chosen her to do it, and I didn't want to piss off the Psychic bird.

I didn't want this battle to last too long - after all, this was Ivy's run, and she didn't even want to catch the Cubone. I had to end it fast, and I knew how to.

"Smash, throw a Yawn Torkoal's way, and then nail it with a Muddy Water attack!" I called. "Try to hit the Cubone too if you can, but focus on the Torkoal!"

Smash lowed, a deep sound that reminded me of a Miltank call. He then looked at the Torkoal, who was right in front of him, and opened his mouth wide. Wider than I would have thought possible. He shuffled backwards a few steps, still keeping the fake yawn in place, and I suddenly realized why. He was going to launch the Muddy Water attack the very second the Torkoal showed any signs of being sleepy!

Muddy Water was commonly seen as Swampert's signature move. It was a powerful attack, similar to Surf, except instead of riding the wave it was launched out of the Swampert's mouth, and it was brown and dirty instead of crystal clear. The murkiness of the water made it harder for Smash to aim, but he was used to using this attack, and sometimes the target's vision was degraded by all the mud present in the attack. Hopefully he'd take off a good chunk of the Torkoal's health, considering the attack wasn't physical, and he might even be able to jostle the Cubone around a bit as well.

WinterVines
05-02-2011, 02:39 AM
TP#8

Ivy winced as she watched Cubone snap his arm back and launch the flying bone at Haxbat. Just because he could fly didn't mean he could avoid all ground attacks, and this was one of them. Haxbat winced and dropped in the air a bit before letting off his Supersonic attack. She wasn't sure if the Cubone was really affected, but the Torkoal was stumbling a bit, and that was good enough for her.

Buzz decided to slack off a bit, and Ivy watched him settle down into a shady spot and appear to nap. She just shook her head as River came over to join her and Haji, perching on her shoulder and huffing. “Ugh, how typical. Lazy bastard! What d'you say, leave him there?”

Ivy just laughed. “Well, you're the boss.” River then commented on Chainy's dislike of Haxbat, and the smile faded a little. She saw both he and Dual move farther away from them, and she tried not to let it show. “Chainy will be fine,” Ivy replied, even though she wasn't sure if she believed it. She understood Dual's dislike of Flying types, being one of his weaknesses, but Chainy she didn't really get. It was a little sad; they had come a long way on this trip already she thought, when he helped her out. It was a shame they were probably going to be set back because of this.

Still, it wasn't Haxbat's fault, and she wasn't going to punish him. She would accept those consequences.

“Hey, Ivy, care to look after this so we can continue without him?” River asked, motioning towards her lazy Trainer. Ivy looked to see Buzz's bag floating towards them, and with a nod, she slung it over her other shoulder. Then she looked back to the battle.

Chainy called for his Swampert to try putting the Torkoal asleep while attacking it with Muddy Water. They would have to watch out for that.

“Great job, Haxbat!” she called, not going to be a downer. “We have to be careful now; I don't want you hit by too many attacks.” She looked around the field for a moment, trying to see what she could use. A little wind kicked up, blowing a mini cloud across the field and moving a few rocks. Then she had an idea. “Okay, Haxbat, let's kick up some dust before Smash waters the field down. Use your wings to put a cloudy wall between the Cubone and the others. Let's isolate him and keep him busy!”

The Crobat nodded, circling through the air several times before sweeping down closer to the ground. He didn't land though, and she was glad because she wanted to keep him away from any of those kinds of attacks. He began to flap all of his winds rapidly, starting to unsettle the ground.

“Nice work! After you've done that, get in close to the Cubone quick and try to knock it over with a Wing Attack. If you get in close, he might not have time to throw that bone again. Then, get out of there! We need to clear the road for Chainy. Land somewhere over there,” she motioned to a higher cluster of rocks opposite her, on the field closer to Chainy. “You can Roost there until we figure out what's next.”

Hopefully, since he was fast, he'd be able to attack and disappear before the Cubone could really do anything. She hoped it distracted him enough for Chainy to attack anyway, and if Haxbat stayed back, they could avoid some damage.

Buzzer
05-08-2011, 01:28 PM
OOC: sorry i'm lazy/ also @ Chainy - no lrn2ref :P

BP:

River fluttered around, not particularly interested in the battle but keeping an on it none the less. Both trainers began calling out their attacks for their Pokémon. Chainy seemed to want to capture the Torkoal and wanted the Smash to put it to sleep.

With an opening of its mouth, Smash released a yawn, it formed into a bubble which bobbed its way over to the Torkoal. Torkoal waited and copied the Swamperts manoevre exactly, releasing a similar bubble and the two passed in mid air. Popping instantaneously on each target. Both Smash and the wild Torkoal began to look drowsy.

River watched as the Crobat also began its Trainer's request. The large wings of the Crobat began flapping, dust and small rocks soon began to be swept up forming a wall around the Cubone. The Cubone faltered briefly seeing he was cut off from the others.

It looked like the Cubone had regained its composure moments later and a gust of wind was heard, followed suddenly by a fierce chill. The dust cloud was blown back immediately by an onslaught of snow and hail, just as Haxbat had swooped in to follow the next step of the command with Wing Attack.

River quickly threw up a protect around herself as the blizzard grew worse. Haxbat fell to the floor crashing awkwardly. Unfortunatly for Ivy, Crobat's were part flying type and thus susceptible to Ice type damage.

The snow began to settle as the attack ended, the natural heat from the magma chamber deep beneath the surface soon melted the snow and small puddles of water formed on the ground.

Haxbat recovered and swept back in for the Wing Attack. Cubone didn't have enough time to react and tumbled backwards. The strong Blizzard attack had taken a lot of effort to form, the Cubone appeared to be tiring.

Just as Haxbat had flown in for its Wing Attack, Smash had released his Muddy Water attack, a wave of murky water was unleashed upon the wild Pokémon. The targetted Pokémon, both susceptile to Water attacks looked to be hit hard by the attack.

"You may want to try catching them now, The Cubone is looking terrified and wants to run away and it looks as though the Torkoal is beginning to think the same thing," said River to the two trainers.

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Battle Stats:
?/?/Torkoal - 35% [DEF+2][DRWSY][ACC-1] => Yawn
?/?/Cubone - 24% [DEF-2][CON] => Blizzard
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Jolly/M/Swampert - 66% [DRWSY] => Yawn / Muddy Water
Careful/M/Crobat - 57% =? Wing Attack

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Trainer stats:

Pokemon Encountered by Winter: Litwick, Cubone
Pokemon Encountered by Chainy: Rapidash, Torkoal

Encounters Remaining: 13
Pokemon Caught by Winter: Brave/F/Litwick
Pokemon Caught by Chainy: Naive/M/Rapidash

Winter MCR: 9981/9000
Chainy MCR: 12330/9000

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Name: James “Chainy” Carter (aka my Ranger)
Total Items: 3x ParkBall; 3x SuperBall; 4x Full Heal; 2x Max Potion; 3x HyperBall; 2x Calming Fragrance Plus; 16x PokeDoll; 5x Honey; Squirtbottle; Pokeplayer; Digital Camera; Fragrance; Type Repellant; Blank Disk x2; Ponyta Voice Disk; Black Aura Reader; Status Bomb x2; Love Potion; Max Revive x2; Premium Honey; Pax-A-Punch

Pokemon Stats (List your Pokemon Stats)

Pokemon: Gallade
Nickname: Dual
Gender: Male
Ability: Steadfast
Nature: Serious
TM/HM/BM/SM/MT: HM01-Cut, HM04-Strength, HM05-Flash, HM08-Rock Smash, TM06-Toxic, TM24-Thunderbolt, TM26-Earthquake, TM33-Reflect, TM45-Thunder Wave, TM48-Rock Slide, TM50-Substitute, TM58-Psych Up, TM59-Hidden Power[GHOST], TM60-Sunny Day, TM72-Shadow Ball, TM88-Brick Break, TM93-Bulk Up, TM95-Taunt, TM96-Light Screen, TM101-Rock Tomb, TM102-Aerial Ace, TM106-Skill Swap, TM107-Snatch, TM117-Drain Punch, TM118-Will-o-Wisp, TM126-Stone Edge, TM132-X-Scissor, TM134-Cross Poison, TM139-Trick Room, Confuse Ray, Shadow Sneak, Ice Punch, Fire Punch, Pain Split, Encore, Thunderpunch, Wish, Mean Look

Pokemon: Swampert - 70%
Nickname: Smash
Gender: Male
Ability: Torrent
Nature: Jolly
TM/HM/BM/SM/MT: HM03-Surf, HM04-Strength, HM07-Waterfall, HM08-Rock Smash, HM09-Dive, HM11-Rock Climb, TM13-Ice Beam, TM126-Stone Edge; TM129-Stealth Rock, Curse, Superpower, Yawn

Pokemon: Breloom
Nickname: Joey
Gender: Male
Ability: Technician
Nature: Careful
TM/HM/BM/SM/MT: HM01-Cut, HM04-Strength, HM05-Flash, HM08-Rock Smash, TM03-Swords Dance, TM06-Toxic, TM48-Rock Slide, TM50-Substitute, TM64-Protect, TM88-Focus Punch, TM93-Bulk Up, TM94-Bullet Seed, TM69-Iron Tail, TM114-Fling, TM147-Low Sweep, Thunderpunch, Synthesis


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Name: Ivy Frost (Going as my Ranger)
Total Items: Digital Camera, Super Potion x5, Full Heal x2, Hyperball x2, Superball x2, Parkball x3, Intermediate Voice Disk (Drilbur), Uncommon Voice Disk (Darumaka), Poképlayer, Park Voucher (3.5k Value Left), Max Revive x2

Pokemon Stats

Crobat - Haxbat
Gender: Male
Nature: Careful
Ability: Inner Focus
TM: U-turn, Roost, Protect, Taunt, Sludge Bomb, Hidden Power Steel
BM/SM/MT: Quick Attack, Brave Bird

Ambipom
Gender: Male
Nature: Jolly
Ability: Technician
TM: Ice Punch, Brick Break, Thunderwave, Taunt, U-turn
BM/SM/MT: None

Espeon - Haji - 100%
Gender: Male
Nature: Calm
Ability: Synchronize
TM: Hidden Power Fire, Grass Knot, Shadow Ball, Skill Swap, Sunny Day, Calm Mind
BM/SM/MT: Heal Bell

ChainReaction01
05-09-2011, 12:26 AM
The Torkoal's Yawn had started to put Smash to sleep. I didn't want that - overusing Haji's Heal Bell could have some detrimental effects, and I'd prefer not to use a healing item if possible. Luckily, he hadn't yet fallen asleep, so I had a chance to act quickly. I held out his Poke Ball, and a long red beam lanced towards him. The light touched him and converted the large Water type into red plasma, which returned to the Poke Ball. I clipped it back onto my belt - Smash would need a good long rest after two battles in a row.

Suddenly, I felt a small chill, which was strange considering we were at Deckbi. I looked over to where Haxbat was swooping towards the Cubone, and I realised that somehow the little Ground type had conjured up an Ice-typed attack. Luckily, Haxbat didn't look too injured, although the little mean part at the back of my mind muttered that it wouldn't have been a bad thing if the huge Crobat had been frozen. I felt a slight tug from Dual, one that told me he felt the same way, and was ashamed of it like me.

<You may want to try catching them now,> River's mental voice broke into my thoughts. <The Cubone is looking terrified and wants to run away and it looks as though the Torkoal is beginning to think the same thing.>

Sounds like a good plan to me, I replied. I looked at Dual and jerked my head towards the battle. He nodded, and jumped towards the yawning Torkoal. I wanted to wait a little bit until it was asleep, but at the same time I didn't want it escaping. I knew exactly what to do. I scrabbled down into my pocket for a Park Ball as I called out my orders to Dual:

"Dual, keep an eye on that Torkoal! If it tries to attack you shrug it off with a Protect, or if it tries to get away stop it using Shadow Sneak. Just try to keep it around until it falls asleep, and then I'll throw this Park Ball at it!"

Dual nodded, and he turned back to look at the fire tortoise, keeping all of his attention on it. White light began to play around his right fist - all he had to do to activate the Protect was slam it into the ground. At the same time, dark energy began wafting up like steam from the dirt around his feet - he was preparing a Shadow Sneak at the same time. If the Torkoal tried to run, Dual would sink into the ground and chase after it. A green hand would emerge and grab hold of the fleeing Pokemon, keeping it still so I could attempt the capture. I aimed the ball in my mind, ready to throw it the second something happened.

WinterVines
05-09-2011, 02:32 AM
TP#9

Ivy flinched as the small Cubone called down a whirling Blizzard to clear the dust veil they had made and injure one of her partners. Being a flying Pokémon, Haxbat was weak to the icy storm, and she knew he was going to take a lot of damage from it. If they weren't careful, it could also stiffen his muscles and freeze him, sending him crashing to the ground immobilized until he thawed out. Luckily, that hadn't happened yet, and the Crobat still managed to knock the Cubone back with an attack.

“Well, that didn't really work,” she murmured to Haji, who had placed himself by her feet, watching the battle.

Suddenly, his ears picked up, and she felt the swirling senses from their bond come alive. The connection was still sensitive, and she didn't want to cut it completely off, so she was going to just have to deal with the side effects. Soon enough, a muttering that sounded a lot like Chainy floated into she and Haji's minds. He must've picked up the other Ranger's thoughts on accident. It was fragmented and kind of fuzzy, but what she heard made her frown.

“...not so bad...bat...frozen.”

Immediately, she snapped her head in his direction, sending a somewhat hurt look his way before she could stop herself. She quickly brought her eyes back to Haxbat, but she couldn't erase what she heard. She felt Haji trying to dim the connection, but it was already too late. Another moment revealed that Dual shared the same feelings as his Trainer, though they did feel a little bad about it.

She didn't really focus on that though, she could only think of how they wouldn't mind one of her friends being hurt. It was probably making a mountain out of a molehill, but she couldn't help it. It bothered her. She knew somewhere that wasn't what he meant, but it was hard to erase the words that rang so clearly in her mind. She watched the next moments of the battle with a far-off look, trying to put the thoughts to rest so she could continue on their run. It was hard.

She saw Chainy withdraw Smash from the battle, sending out Dual to take his place. The Torkoal had tried to put the mud fish to sleep, so getting him out of there was a good idea. She supposed she could've asked Haji to just heal him, but she wasn't exactly feeling like a team at the moment. Chainy probably wouldn't want her help anyway.

The bond between her and Haji flickered for a moment as it fluxed, and she watched as the Espeon shook his head a bit. He looked at her in a somewhat apologetic way, and she just shrugged, sending her reassurance through the connection she was slowly starting to get used to. It wasn't his fault they picked that up.

Her eyes trailed back to Haxbat again, who had flown high and away from the Cubone. “You alright, Haxbat?” she called, breathing a small sigh of relief as he chattered positively back at her. “Careful, that was nasty.” She looked over to Chainy and Dual again at the thought, thinking that wasn't the only thing. “Swing in and U-turn back to me, okay? You can Roost over here while Chainy finishes catching his Torkoal.” The bat chattered again in response, and she nodded.

She noticed the two wild Pokémon were looking a little scared, and she wasn't sure how much longer they would stick around. Chainy was preparing a ball, so hopefully this would be over soon. If the Crobat could knock the Cubone down one more time from behind, maybe it would be wary enough to leave them. It could probably rest off the damage easily enough, since they hadn't hurt it a whole lot. She was ready to move on. There were still poachers out there.

She didn't look forward to things to come though.

Buzzer
05-10-2011, 11:10 PM
NBP:

Sounds like a good plan to me, Chainy replied after returning the no drowsy Swampert to his Poké ball. River nodded happily, she glanced a look back at the snoozing Buzz. She wished she hadn't, the images she found within his mind were quite disturbing. River wouldn't look at the desk in Buzz's office or the secretary in the same way.

"Dual, keep an eye on that Torkoal! If it tries to attack you shrug it off with a Protect, or if it tries to get away stop it using Shadow Sneak. Just try to keep it around until it falls asleep, and then I'll throw this Park Ball at it!"

Meanwhile the fear in the Cubone's eyes had grown, Haxbat had begun to swoop in for its next attack. Cubone quickly rolled to its right to dodge the U-Turn. Then took off at a remarkable pace considering how worn out it was. Haxbat landed happily by Ivy's side, roosting and recovering health.

Torkoal looked at the fleeing Cubone and thought about doing the same, it started to walk in the opposite direction, but Dual was already on top of it. Compressing down to the moving shadow along the ground and reappeared blocking the path.

Dual didn't strike; it naturally knew better than Chainy, and watched as the Torkoal fell asleep. Chainy threw the ball, the mechanism activated upon impact.

"Great job, you caught a Torkoal. Looks like Cubone got away, but I don't think you really care about that. Ready to get moving?"

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Battle Stats:
?/?/
?/?/
vs



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Trainer stats:

Pokemon Encountered by Winter: Litwick, Cubone
Pokemon Encountered by Chainy: Rapidash, Torkoal

Encounters Remaining: 13
Pokemon Caught by Winter: Brave/F/Litwick
Pokemon Caught by Chainy: Naive/M/Rapidash, Naughty/M/Torkoal

Winter MCR:
Chainy MCR:

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Name: James “Chainy” Carter (aka my Ranger)
Total Items: 3x ParkBall; 3x SuperBall; 4x Full Heal; 2x Max Potion; 3x HyperBall; 2x Calming Fragrance Plus; 16x PokeDoll; 5x Honey; Squirtbottle; Pokeplayer; Digital Camera; Fragrance; Type Repellant; Blank Disk x2; Ponyta Voice Disk; Black Aura Reader; Status Bomb x2; Love Potion; Max Revive x2; Premium Honey; Pax-A-Punch

Pokemon Stats (List your Pokemon Stats)

Pokemon: Gallade
Nickname: Dual
Gender: Male
Ability: Steadfast
Nature: Serious
TM/HM/BM/SM/MT: HM01-Cut, HM04-Strength, HM05-Flash, HM08-Rock Smash, TM06-Toxic, TM24-Thunderbolt, TM26-Earthquake, TM33-Reflect, TM45-Thunder Wave, TM48-Rock Slide, TM50-Substitute, TM58-Psych Up, TM59-Hidden Power[GHOST], TM60-Sunny Day, TM72-Shadow Ball, TM88-Brick Break, TM93-Bulk Up, TM95-Taunt, TM96-Light Screen, TM101-Rock Tomb, TM102-Aerial Ace, TM106-Skill Swap, TM107-Snatch, TM117-Drain Punch, TM118-Will-o-Wisp, TM126-Stone Edge, TM132-X-Scissor, TM134-Cross Poison, TM139-Trick Room, Confuse Ray, Shadow Sneak, Ice Punch, Fire Punch, Pain Split, Encore, Thunderpunch, Wish, Mean Look

Pokemon: Swampert - 66%
Nickname: Smash
Gender: Male
Ability: Torrent
Nature: Jolly
TM/HM/BM/SM/MT: HM03-Surf, HM04-Strength, HM07-Waterfall, HM08-Rock Smash, HM09-Dive, HM11-Rock Climb, TM13-Ice Beam, TM126-Stone Edge; TM129-Stealth Rock, Curse, Superpower, Yawn

Pokemon: Breloom
Nickname: Joey
Gender: Male
Ability: Technician
Nature: Careful
TM/HM/BM/SM/MT: HM01-Cut, HM04-Strength, HM05-Flash, HM08-Rock Smash, TM03-Swords Dance, TM06-Toxic, TM48-Rock Slide, TM50-Substitute, TM64-Protect, TM88-Focus Punch, TM93-Bulk Up, TM94-Bullet Seed, TM69-Iron Tail, TM114-Fling, TM147-Low Sweep, Thunderpunch, Synthesis


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Name: Ivy Frost (Going as my Ranger)
Total Items: Digital Camera, Super Potion x5, Full Heal x2, Hyperball x2, Superball x2, Parkball x3, Intermediate Voice Disk (Drilbur), Uncommon Voice Disk (Darumaka), Poképlayer, Park Voucher (3.5k Value Left), Max Revive x2

Pokemon Stats

Crobat - Haxbat
Gender: Male
Nature: Careful
Ability: Inner Focus
TM: U-turn, Roost, Protect, Taunt, Sludge Bomb, Hidden Power Steel
BM/SM/MT: Quick Attack, Brave Bird

Ambipom
Gender: Male
Nature: Jolly
Ability: Technician
TM: Ice Punch, Brick Break, Thunderwave, Taunt, U-turn
BM/SM/MT: None

Espeon - Haji - 100%
Gender: Male
Nature: Calm
Ability: Synchronize
TM: Hidden Power Fire, Grass Knot, Shadow Ball, Skill Swap, Sunny Day, Calm Mind
BM/SM/MT: Heal Bell

ChainReaction01
05-11-2011, 08:35 AM
I watched out of the corner of my eyes as the huge purple bat swooped towards the almost-defenseless little mammal. Acting quickly, it rolled to the side, just in time to dodge a low swooping attack from its aggressor. It quickly got to its feet from its knees and began to flee to the right, stumbling away as fast as its small feet could carry it. As I saw Haxbat return to Ivy's side, I couldn't help but shudder - I couldn't imagine many things worse than being the Cubone right now.

The Torkoal watched the Cubone run, and decided to try as well. It broke left in a shuffling kind of gait. Dual was on top of it though - the white light covering his fist dissipated and he sunk into the ground. A black smear shot forward along the ground, curving to the left and quickly overtaking the fire tortoise. When he was a suitable distance ahead, Dual rose back of the ground, half-crouching, his centre of gravity low. The Torkoal started to veer to the side, but the Gallade leant that way too, preparing to intercept it. The Torkoal slowed to a stop and snorted, trying to figure out a way to get past the Blade Pokemon. Luckily for me, it began to yawn loudly, and against its own will it collapsed onto the ground, snoring loudly.

I threw the Park Ball towards the sleeping Fire-type, and it absorbed the Torkoal in a matter of seconds. The capture mechanism also activated immediately - apparently the Torkoal had been so tired it couldn't even pretend to put up a fight.

<Great job, you caught a Torkoal,> River's voice flowed through my head. <Looks like Cubone got away, but I don't think you really care about that. Ready to get moving?>

Yeah, I responded, shivering slightly and moving a little further away from the monstrous bat, making sure that I avoided eye contact with Ivy as I did so. I could feel from Dual that he'd much rather be in his ball than be out with that huge monstrosity flying around, even though he'd rather die than admit it, so as we began to walk onwards I returned him and clipped his ball to my belt.

River used her telekinetic abilities to levitate the ball into the pack on Ivy's back. I took a quick look behind me at Buzz, but River was flying onwards without a care, so I just decided to fall in line behind her, keeping my eyes on the ground in front of me.

WinterVines
05-12-2011, 04:36 PM
TP#10

Haxbat came swooping back to her, though Ivy saw the Cubone avoided the attack easily before running. The Crobat landed on the large rock behind her, settling down to rest off some of the damage he had taken. She turned to him and smiled, patting him as he chattered happily back at her. “You did great, Haxbat,” she told him, and then she turned back out to the field.

The Torkoal tried to escape like the Cubone did, but Dual was ready to get in its way and stall it out until it fell asleep. Chainy's Parkball easily captured the Pokémon, and River's voice floated through her mind as she suggested they get moving. The Xatu flew off ahead after drawing the ball over to her so she could put it in Buzz's pack.

“Yeah,” she heard in a voice not her own, and she looked over to see Chainy and Dual moving along as well. Neither of them looked her way, and after a few seconds, Dual vanished inside is Pokéball. A faint 'monstrous' came across her mind, and she frowned. She almost said something to refute it, as she was sure it was about her bat, but then another voice came across her mind, though this one was fuzzy, like she was listening through several walls.

There was a giggle, and she was sure it belonged to Jackolyn, one of the newer secretaries. “Oh, Buzz, you're so-” The memory, or dream, as she hoped it was, cut off abruptly at about the same time she felt the mental circuit snap and dim down a bit.

She glanced down to Haji and blinked, and the look on his face confirmed that he had been hearing the same thing. He sighed and plopped down his side with a relieved expression. He informed her that he had been trying to mute the connection a little bit, so they didn't pick up everyone else's waves. She nodded. That was perfectly okay with her. She had no desire to know about Buzz's fantasies or what Chainy was thinking about her partners.

That thought just saddened her, and she didn't know how to get around it. They just didn't like her Crobat, and there wasn't anything she could do about it. Dual she could sort of understand, being a Pokémon's instinctual urges to avoid things that could hurt them. Chainy was a bit different though. He was a Trainer too, which meant he should've had a little tolerance. He seemed to loathe the Crobat, even though, despite being careful, there wasn't a single Ranger the Crobat disliked. She didn't like it. Haxbat didn't do anything wrong.

Then there was the worry that his dislike applied to her as well for being his Trainer. It was hard. She had often been ridiculed when she was younger, and despite knowing it was stupid, she sometimes sought approval from others. She knew she didn't need it, but she still tried to get it anyway. In things like this, it tore her on what she should do. She wasn't going to treat Bat like it was his fault because it wasn't, but if having him around made Chainy hate her...

She caught her breathing speeding up dangerously and clamped down on those thoughts firmly, pushing them from her mind. It wouldn't do her any good to panic about it now. There was still a run going on. There were Pokémon to capture and Poachers to arrest. She felt Haji's reassurance come through the bond and felt a little better.

She turned to Haxbat and smiled at him, patting him on the head between his ears as he crooned at her. “Alright, let's just ignore them for now. I want you to take to the air and scout for poachers and just keep an eye on things. Try to stay out of sight.” The bat nodded and tensed himself to take off. She took a glance back at the sleeping Buzz. “Keep an eye on that fool too, will you?” The Crobat chattered happily and rose into the air, swooping over to the mountain side and trying to blend in with the shadows.

She knew Buzz would probably be fine, but there were dangerous people out here on the mountain, and it probably wasn't a good idea to be unguarded while alone. He had his other Pokémon though, so he should be fine as long as he wasn't snuck up on. From high up, Haxbat should be able to keep an eye on him.

She stooped down to adjust the straps on Buzz's pack so she could carry it better, and she tried to tell herself it wasn't because she was reluctant to continue. Haji got up beside her and bumped her shoulder, silently telling her to come on. She nodded to him and stood up, taking a deep, supposedly calming breath before shouldering the backpack and heading off after River and Chainy.

Bumblebee16
05-14-2011, 05:14 PM
I was floating down the river on Metroplex, my Wailord's back. Metroplex was huge, so she didn't quite fit in the river, however, she pushed her way through. From on top of her, I saw a body lying near the bank and thought it needed some help. I quickly jumped off Metroplex's back and only dry land. Shadow jumped out of her blowhole and followed me. Upon arrving next to the body, I saw that it was Ranger Buzz. She was such a lazy, slutty Ranger.

"Buzz is supposed to be taking people though this area, why the hell is he asleep?" I grumbled. "Ugh, you can't send a woman to do a man's job. I'll have to find them and guide them through." I continued walking until I came across three sets of footprints in the dirt. Two were human and one was of a Pokemon. I knew it had to be them. If not, then it was poachers, either way I had to find out.

After fifteen minutes of walking, Shadow let out a small bark. Up ahead I saw a woman and a man walking. The man was a bit ahead of the woman. They looked like a bickering couple, but I couldn't be too sure. When I got closer, I saw that it was Ivy and Chain, two Park Rangers. I also saw River flying above, no doubt keeping an eye on the two since Buzz wasn't.

"Mirage, come on out." I whispered, letting out the black beast. "I want you to create an illusion so those two can think that I'm someone else. Change me into an older male, about thirtyish with black hair and a Ranger outfit." Mirage nodded and began creating the illusion.

"Zoroark." He whispered back when he was done.

"Thanks buddy." I said, "Now go invisible and stay by my side." He nodded again and quickly disappeared. "HEY! Guys! I'll be rangering you two. I'm Ranger Alphonzo! Where are ya headed off two by your selves? Some place romantic?" I asked Ivy.

Buzzer
05-16-2011, 08:56 PM
OOC: Again slow ranger is slow... you two are just so boring. :razz:
NBP:
River flew up high to look ahead and decide where they should go next, crackles of psychic energy brought her attention down to the ground. There was whispers in her head about Crobats and it looked as if there was a small divide forming between the two rangers. Her mind immediately thought exactly what Buzz would say in the situation.

She saw the rocky path split up ahead, the right led towards the peak of the volcano, whilst the left headed down into the core. Diving rapidly, she directed the two seemingly disgruntled rangers down and to the left.

A glance backwards and she spotted a figure approaching. He looked slightly older than the usual members of the rangers but sure enough he was kitted out like a ranger. River immediately sent out warnings to both Ivy and Chainy, cautiously she began to work her way into the strangers mind.

Images of Buzz sleeping on the rocks further back the road, followed swiftly by the bipedal fox-like Zoruark. The last thing she saw before being forced back was the form of a Houndoom. River soon began to piece together what was going on just as the figure spoke.

"HEY! Guys! I'll be rangering you two. I'm Ranger Alphonzo! Where are ya headed off two by your selves? Some place romantic?" The last comment serving only to confirm her suspicions, but who was she to ruin the fun. Those two had been far too lovey-dovey lately.

"Hey Leo, don't worry I'll put a telepathic block up so Ivy and Chainy can't learn who you are," River informed the disguised Leo. He was a Elite Ranger at the park and was probably up to no good. "It won't last forever but it should hold them off for a while.

River fluttered around focusing her energy forming a mental block around Leo's mind; it wasn't an easy task, but she managed. They carried on down the left path looking for signs of life. The gradient of the path grew steeper as they headed down into the ground around the base of the volcano.

Crawling out of the dust, River spotted a red and yellow striped Pokémon. It featured a long grey snout and looked very much like an anteater. Its yellow razor-sharp claws dragging itself out of the dust. Behind it was the red lizard like body of a Charmeleon. Its tail burning brightly against the grey back drop of solidified lava. Eruptions of years gone by forming the terrain into the perfect environment.

River waited to see whether her two trainers wanted to battle, and to see what Leo was up to.

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Battle Stats:
?/?/Heatmor
?/?/Charmeleon
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Trainer stats:

Pokemon Encountered by Winter: Litwick, Cubone, Heatmor
Pokemon Encountered by Chainy: Rapidash, Torkoal, Charmeleon

Encounters Remaining: 13
Pokemon Caught by Winter: Brave/F/Litwick
Pokemon Caught by Chainy: Naive/M/Rapidash, Naughty/M/Torkoal

Winter MCR:
Chainy MCR:

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Name: James “Chainy” Carter (aka my Ranger)
Total Items: 3x ParkBall; 3x SuperBall; 4x Full Heal; 2x Max Potion; 3x HyperBall; 2x Calming Fragrance Plus; 16x PokeDoll; 5x Honey; Squirtbottle; Pokeplayer; Digital Camera; Fragrance; Type Repellant; Blank Disk x2; Ponyta Voice Disk; Black Aura Reader; Status Bomb x2; Love Potion; Max Revive x2; Premium Honey; Pax-A-Punch

Pokemon Stats (List your Pokemon Stats)

Pokemon: Gallade
Nickname: Dual
Gender: Male
Ability: Steadfast
Nature: Serious
TM/HM/BM/SM/MT: HM01-Cut, HM04-Strength, HM05-Flash, HM08-Rock Smash, TM06-Toxic, TM24-Thunderbolt, TM26-Earthquake, TM33-Reflect, TM45-Thunder Wave, TM48-Rock Slide, TM50-Substitute, TM58-Psych Up, TM59-Hidden Power[GHOST], TM60-Sunny Day, TM72-Shadow Ball, TM88-Brick Break, TM93-Bulk Up, TM95-Taunt, TM96-Light Screen, TM101-Rock Tomb, TM102-Aerial Ace, TM106-Skill Swap, TM107-Snatch, TM117-Drain Punch, TM118-Will-o-Wisp, TM126-Stone Edge, TM132-X-Scissor, TM134-Cross Poison, TM139-Trick Room, Confuse Ray, Shadow Sneak, Ice Punch, Fire Punch, Pain Split, Encore, Thunderpunch, Wish, Mean Look

Pokemon: Swampert - 66%
Nickname: Smash
Gender: Male
Ability: Torrent
Nature: Jolly
TM/HM/BM/SM/MT: HM03-Surf, HM04-Strength, HM07-Waterfall, HM08-Rock Smash, HM09-Dive, HM11-Rock Climb, TM13-Ice Beam, TM126-Stone Edge; TM129-Stealth Rock, Curse, Superpower, Yawn

Pokemon: Breloom
Nickname: Joey
Gender: Male
Ability: Technician
Nature: Careful
TM/HM/BM/SM/MT: HM01-Cut, HM04-Strength, HM05-Flash, HM08-Rock Smash, TM03-Swords Dance, TM06-Toxic, TM48-Rock Slide, TM50-Substitute, TM64-Protect, TM88-Focus Punch, TM93-Bulk Up, TM94-Bullet Seed, TM69-Iron Tail, TM114-Fling, TM147-Low Sweep, Thunderpunch, Synthesis


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Name: Ivy Frost (Going as my Ranger)
Total Items: Digital Camera, Super Potion x5, Full Heal x2, Hyperball x2, Superball x2, Parkball x3, Intermediate Voice Disk (Drilbur), Uncommon Voice Disk (Darumaka), Poképlayer, Park Voucher (3.5k Value Left), Max Revive x2

Pokemon Stats

Crobat - Haxbat
Gender: Male
Nature: Careful
Ability: Inner Focus
TM: U-turn, Roost, Protect, Taunt, Sludge Bomb, Hidden Power Steel
BM/SM/MT: Quick Attack, Brave Bird

Ambipom
Gender: Male
Nature: Jolly
Ability: Technician
TM: Ice Punch, Brick Break, Thunderwave, Taunt, U-turn
BM/SM/MT: None

Espeon - Haji - 100%
Gender: Male
Nature: Calm
Ability: Synchronize
TM: Hidden Power Fire, Grass Knot, Shadow Ball, Skill Swap, Sunny Day, Calm Mind
BM/SM/MT: Heal Bell

Bumblebee16
05-16-2011, 09:25 PM
"Hey Leo, don't worry I'll put a telepathic block up so Ivy and Chainy can't learn who you are," River informed me. "It won't last forever but it should hold them off for a while." I nodded in reponse. It wasn't a surprise to me that River figured me out faster than I had expected. I couldn't fool her, but I could fool these two nublets.

"So where are you off too?" I asked Ivy, Chain was a bit up ahead, so I couldn't have a conversation with him yet. I wondered why he was so far away from Winter. They were supposed to be on a team, yet he was no where near her. How was he supposed to comfort her. They must be having some sort of fight. We kept walking down the left path of the volcano side, moving towards the base. The ackward silence on the way there was bothersome, but I couldn't think of anything better to say that would lighten the mood. I looked closely and saw a red and yellow striped Pokemon with a long, fiery tongue. Coming out from behind it was another lizard like Pokemon. I was so glad when I saw these two Pokemon, perhaps a battle is what these two trainers needed to get 'reunited'

"Omgomg!" I screamed. Heatmor were incredibly rare here in the park. I was very surprised to see one here out in the open. "Wow, you're so lucky. Which one of you two love birds is going for this extrodinary Pokemon?" If neither went for it, I was going to take it myself.

WinterVines
05-17-2011, 09:09 PM
TP#11

Ivy continued on ahead, trying not to think about anything. All of a sudden Haji's ears perked up from ahead of her, and she felt him reach out with her senses. “Someone comes,” he said softly, and she turned back in time to see a middle-aged looking man with black hair and a Ranger outfit that was a little different than the ones the ladies wore at the office. It was a little strange seeing a guy in shorter shorts.

“Hey, guys!” he shouted as he waved an arm and got closer. “I'm Ranger Alphonzo! Where are ya headed off to by yourselves? Some place romantic?”

Ivy snorted despite herself, glancing quickly back at Chainy and rolling her eyes a little. She was sure he didn't want to be on the same run as her right now, let alone in close proximity, as she could tell from his eagerness to continue on the path. She shook her head as she looked back at the new 'Ranger', not wanting to be rude. “Hi there,” she said.

“It is strange,” Haji began with a confused tone. “I cannot sense anything coming from him at all. It is like there is a wall preventing me. Be wary,” he warned, and she nodded.

She was pretty sure she knew all the Rangers here at the Park, either in person or by reputation. She didn't remember an Alphonzo on the staff list, and it immediately made her tense. What if it was one of the poachers trying to get the drop on them? Haji was absolutely right, they should be very careful. As far as she knew, Buzz was still their Ranger, and River was doing just fine in subbing for him. Nobody had made a phone call to base.

“So where are you off to?” Alphonzo asked her.

“We're...looking for some specific things,” she answered after a pause, not wanting to give too much away in case he really was a poacher. The mental block Haji was experiencing was really odd. “River is leading us.” Then, she turned to follow the Xatu, keeping some of her senses on the new person to their group.

They continued on, traveling on the path that wrapped around the left side of the volcano, angling downward to the base. A cloud of dust rose up from ahead, and when Ivy next looked, two Pokémon came out of it. One was the lizard-like Charmeleon, a really powerful Pokémon that was an evolution of a common starter type for Trainers.

The other was an upright bipedal Pokémon that looked a little mixed between an anteater and a volcano and gray-colored steampunk invention, complete with what looked like steel arm cuffs and tubes. It was a Heatmor, a semi-rare Fire type Pokémon. It neared her as it looked at her steadily. She wasn't all that interested, but she saw Chainy's eyes go wide and a sort of awed look come over him. She supposed it was a little like Torkoal. Maybe he wanted it.

“Omgomg!” Alphonzo yelled in excitement. It seemed Chainy wasn't the only one that was interested.

“Hey,” she called, getting Chainy's attention. “I'm not real interested in this one, but maybe you want it? I can keep the other one entertained for a bit.” She nodded down at Haji, who silently agreed with her.

Maybe offering him a Pokémon he wanted would help dilute this bad blood between them. She hadn't wanted to bring out Haxbat like she had, without warning him or something, but she didn't have a lot of other options at the time since she didn't want her partners injured. She didn't want to upset him more. Now, instead of freaked out like he had been at first, he seemed a little angry, and she definitely didn't want him mad at her. It only brought some of her greatest worries to the surface...

She shook her head, trying not to think about any of that stuff. Eventually she would accept that some people just didn't like her, but today wasn't that day and she wasn't going to deal with it. Instead, she planned what she was going to do about now.

“Haji, tell Haxbat to stay hidden for now. We don't know what this guy is doing, but tell him to keep an eye out for trouble. He can intervene if he thinks it's necessary. I don't want to make Chainy even more mad at me.” She felt bad about treating Haxbat a little like an outcast, but blending in with surroundings and generally playing ninja was something he liked to do, so she knew he wouldn't mind it. “Let's be ready to help if he wants it. We'll wait for now to see what these wild Pokémon do before making a move.”

Haji nodded his agreement, taking a second to transfer the instructions to the invisible Crobat. If Chainy wanted to fight, they would be ready.

ChainReaction01
05-17-2011, 11:51 PM
OOC: Male Heatmor pl0x

I was walking along, trying to avoid looking at Ivy, when I suddenly heard a voice call out. I was fairly sure that I had never heard the voice before, and yet it carried familiar overtones that I just couldn't seem to concentrate on when I tried to. I turned around, and saw a Ranger walking towards us. He seemed mature, with long-ish black hair, and he was sporting a perfectly intact Ranger uniform. This alone marked him as slightly suspicious - none of the Rangers wore their uniforms exactly as they came. We all made slight modifications, like how I adapted my pack to fit in the small of my back as opposed to sitting higher up near my shoulders, and I knew at one point Buzz had taken the sleeves off his jacket and made it into a vest of sorts.

"Hey! Guys!," he called out as he got closer. "I'll be rangering you two. I'm Ranger Alphonzo! Where are ya headed off two by your selves? Some place romantic?"

I rolled my eyes as a slight flush rose on my face. There were multiple problems with that proposal: first of all, Ivy wasn't interested. Secondly, there was tension between them at the moment, and not of the good kind. Lastly, aside from the shack with my secret stash, I was pretty sure there was nowhere in the least bit romantic on Mount Deckbi. Too freaking hot for that.

"Hi there," Ivy greeted him, and I could tell by her tone that she was suspicious too. None of it really added up. Sure, it was just Buzz's style to fall asleep and have River take up the heavy lifting, but how did HQ know to send a replacement Ranger? And why would they even bother? River and Buzz had proven to be a valuable addition to the team, despite his unorthodox Rangering methods. He was one of the oldest "newbies", like me, although I'd been a Ranger a little longer than him. Then again, I was more experienced than all of the current Rangers, with the possible exceptions of Leo and Boss-sama. I stopped walking forward and waited for the other two Rangers to catch up with me.

Thinking about all the old Rangers sparked an idea in my mind. I was pretty sure I knew Alphonzo from somewhere, but I couldn't remember him. I did remember that when I had been accepted as a Ranger I had met a lot of old Rangers, ones that were no longer working at the Park. Perhaps Alphonzo was one of them, and he'd come back to take up Rangering again. It wasn't uncommon for people to fall in love with the job - I was certain that I'd never leave the Park. I was going all the way to the top and staying there until I couldn't manage it any more.

"Hey," I said slowly, shaking his hand. He smiled at me, and nothing seemed particularly off about him, but then again River was still circling in the sky above. Surely if Buzz had been replaced she would have left us?

Then again, River and Ivy had a particularly strong friendship, especially for a Pokemon and a human who wasn't their Trainer. Maybe she was just hanging around cos she had nothing better to do. And that Xatu didn't look worried or suspicious - maybe a replacement had been authorised, and they'd just decided not to notify me because of my official position as a Trainer currently.

That had to be it, I decided, pushing all doubts away from my mind. Ivy seemed suspicious of him, and that was enough for me. She could keep an eye on him. Despite being a little put out with her decision to bring Haxbat, even knowing that I had an abiding fear of bats, I trusted her immensely and she was a great Ranger too. I could relax knowing that she was keeping an eye on things. Besides, Haji and Dual were around as well. If Dual was getting uncomfortable with Alphonzo, I'd simply run the old fart off.

“So where are you off to?” Alphonzo asked Ivy.

“We're... looking for some specific things,” Ivy replied, sounding cautious. "River is leading us."

I decided to say nothing. Truth was, I'd catch anything that was even slightly rare or interesting, as my captures of the Rapidash and Torkoal had shown. I had a feeling that I wouldn't be taking them with me, but you never know. An awful lot of common Pokemon like Geodude and Magby were found in the Deckbi Ranges, and it never hurt to catch a couple Pokemon over the limit of three. Last time Jathan had gone on an expedition, his conservative nature meant that he had only barely caught the three Pokemon he was allowed to take out, and one of the Pokemon had been a Pikachu, caught purely for breeding purposes.

We continued walking along the trail, which was now bending to the left and declining slightly. It seemed we were taking a less direct route to the volcano, which suited me fine - if I had my way, we wouldn't go near the damn thing at all. I was about to bring up the possibility of giving the heat-trap a miss when a sudden dustcloud rose into the air from just ahead of us. I put my hand up to my Aura Reader and used it to zoom in as we walked closer. There were two Pokemon there, I could see that, but the dust and my walking meant that one of them was obscured. The other one, the one that I could easily see was a Charmeleon, a long red lizard-like Pokemon that was an evolution of Charmander, a common Starter Pokemon. I hadn't yet obtained a Charizard, but I had no wish to try and capture this one - if I decided to try to raise one, I could just visit any one of the ten or so breeding centres that were within five miles of the Park. Or, for that matter, I could just ask Jathan to breed me one.

As we got closer, I got a better look at the second Pokemon, and my jaw dropped. It was a bipedal Pokemon that had strange red and yellow lines down its torso. It looked strangely reptilian - its head and paws were grey, and it had a strange hooking tail that belched black smoke occasionally. It was a Heatmor, one of the Pokemon I had specifically been looking for here at Deckbi.

"OMGOMG!" Alphonzo suddenly screamed, sounding like a fourteen year old girl. "Wow, you're so lucky. Which one of you two love birds is going for this extrodinary Pokemon?"

My right eyelid twitched, but I decided to let the shot pass. I was just about to ask Ivy if she wanted to try and battle it, but she got there first.

"I'm not real interested in this one, but maybe you want it?" she offered. "I can keep the other one entertained for a bit.”

I gave her a good look at the genuine smile that was spreading across my face. This Heatmor would make a great present for Leo. He'd been wanting a Heatmor for ages, but he hadn't come across one yet. He'd helped me out a lot since I'd become a Ranger, and now I'd be able to give him a gift worthy of my gratitude.

"Thanks Ivy, I owe you one," I said with heartfelt gratitude.

The question was which of my Pokemon to use. Smash immediately fell to mind, but he'd been in the last couple of battles and could probably use a rest. Joey was out too - his Grass typing wasn't doing him any favours against these two and their Fire attacks. That only left Dual. I wanted to save him for emergencies, but he hadn't taken any damage yet, so I decided he would do. I tapped the PokeBall on my waist and Dual appeared in a flash of white light. He quickly glanced around, lingering for a second on Alphonzo, before letting his gaze come to rest on the pair of Pokemon he was about to fight. I could see his muscles start to tense as he prepared for battle.

"Alright Dual, let's get ready for this fight, it might be a hard one," I said to him. "Use a Swords Dance to stretch out your muscles, we'll need to hit these guys hard. And if any of them try a long-range attack, put up a Light Screen to deflect it."

Dual nodded, and took a few bounding steps forward, towards the two Pokemon. He then started performing a ritualistic dance, one that tugged at all his muscles in exactly the right places. This would allow him to maximise his damage output, and would hopefully give him an edge in the battle to come.

Buzzer
05-28-2011, 01:00 PM
BP:
"Omg, omg, you two are so lucky. Which one of you lovebirds is going to catch it," Leo said. River was laughing heartily at the way the run had turned out. She looked down at the firey anteater, curious as to see what it would do within the battle. It was her first encounter of this Pokéon, she found it amusing that Buzz would have liked to see this.

Chainy winced at Leo's jab, but looked at Ivy who passed on the Pokémon, but was ready to help out. Chainy took up the challenge and it appeared he began to decide who to use

River watched as Chainy released Dual from his Poké Ball. The Blade Pokémon stood at human height, razor-like arms poised ready to strike. They were powerful Pokémon with impressive abilities, and Chainy's was no exception. River half wondered whether Chainy's Breloom would ever actually get to battle; it seemed odd for him to have brought Breloom given the large collection of fire type Pokémon that resided at Mount Deckbi.

Dual's muscles tensed as it looked upon the wild Pokémon challenging him. Ivy was yet to call out her Pokémon to battle, so he would have to cope with two on his own for the time being. The Charmeleon didn't appear that interested in the battle facing no opponent, but the Heatmor had already begun preparing, it was sharpening its claws. Scratching each claw honing the edges, filing the claws commonly preserved for Durant.

Its long grey face focused upon the Gallade; a fiery tongue emerged for a second as the flames flickered. Suddenly it leaped into the air and dived towards the ground. Its claws etching their way through the dirt and mud until the cannon like tail vanished underground.

"Alright Dual, let's get ready for this fight, it might be a hard one," he said to Dual. "Use a Swords Dance to stretch out your muscles, we'll need to hit these guys hard. And if any of them try a long-range attack, put up a Light Screen to deflect it."

The white and green figure of Gallade began to dance, shaman-like as its blade arm spun around its body. Elements of many forms of combat wove their way into their dance, from eastern martial arts to classical sword fighting. Each dance individual to its user; River watched as the fearsome figure of the Gallade readied itself for its attack.

The Charmeleon meanwhile, still appeared to show little interest in the battle and for a moment River had thoguht it was about to fall asleep, then a tunnel of flames was released upwards into the sky, the small red lizard Pokémon burning the sky. The sun as if challenged by the towering blaze, began to shine brighter and brighter. The air grew heavy under the increasing heat. The lizard bathed in the bright sunlight, the blaze on its tail began to grow.
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Battle Stats:
?/m/Heatmor - 100% [ATT/ACC+1] --- [Hone Claws/Dig]
?/?/Charmeleon - 100%[SPA+1] [SOLAR POWER] --- [Sunny Day]
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Serious/M/Gallade - 100% [ATT+2] --- [Swords Dance]
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Trainer stats:

Pokemon Encountered by Winter: Litwick, Cubone, Heatmor
Pokemon Encountered by Chainy: Rapidash, Torkoal, Charmeleon

Encounters Remaining: 13
Pokemon Caught by Winter: Brave/F/Litwick
Pokemon Caught by Chainy: Naive/M/Rapidash, Naughty/M/Torkoal

Winter MCR: some irrelavent number/25000
Chainy MCR: 7824/25000

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Name: James “Chainy” Carter (aka my Ranger)
Total Items: 3x ParkBall; 3x SuperBall; 4x Full Heal; 2x Max Potion; 3x HyperBall; 2x Calming Fragrance Plus; 16x PokeDoll; 5x Honey; Squirtbottle; Pokeplayer; Digital Camera; Fragrance; Type Repellant; Blank Disk x2; Ponyta Voice Disk; Black Aura Reader; Status Bomb x2; Love Potion; Max Revive x2; Premium Honey; Pax-A-Punch

Pokemon Stats (List your Pokemon Stats)

Pokemon: Gallade
Nickname: Dual
Gender: Male
Ability: Steadfast
Nature: Serious
TM/HM/BM/SM/MT: HM01-Cut, HM04-Strength, HM05-Flash, HM08-Rock Smash, TM06-Toxic, TM24-Thunderbolt, TM26-Earthquake, TM33-Reflect, TM45-Thunder Wave, TM48-Rock Slide, TM50-Substitute, TM58-Psych Up, TM59-Hidden Power[GHOST], TM60-Sunny Day, TM72-Shadow Ball, TM88-Brick Break, TM93-Bulk Up, TM95-Taunt, TM96-Light Screen, TM101-Rock Tomb, TM102-Aerial Ace, TM106-Skill Swap, TM107-Snatch, TM117-Drain Punch, TM118-Will-o-Wisp, TM126-Stone Edge, TM132-X-Scissor, TM134-Cross Poison, TM139-Trick Room, Confuse Ray, Shadow Sneak, Ice Punch, Fire Punch, Pain Split, Encore, Thunderpunch, Wish, Mean Look

Pokemon: Swampert - 66%
Nickname: Smash
Gender: Male
Ability: Torrent
Nature: Jolly
TM/HM/BM/SM/MT: HM03-Surf, HM04-Strength, HM07-Waterfall, HM08-Rock Smash, HM09-Dive, HM11-Rock Climb, TM13-Ice Beam, TM126-Stone Edge; TM129-Stealth Rock, Curse, Superpower, Yawn

Pokemon: Breloom
Nickname: Joey
Gender: Male
Ability: Technician
Nature: Careful
TM/HM/BM/SM/MT: HM01-Cut, HM04-Strength, HM05-Flash, HM08-Rock Smash, TM03-Swords Dance, TM06-Toxic, TM48-Rock Slide, TM50-Substitute, TM64-Protect, TM88-Focus Punch, TM93-Bulk Up, TM94-Bullet Seed, TM69-Iron Tail, TM114-Fling, TM147-Low Sweep, Thunderpunch, Synthesis


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Name: Ivy Frost (Going as my Ranger)
Total Items: Digital Camera, Super Potion x5, Full Heal x2, Hyperball x2, Superball x2, Parkball x3, Intermediate Voice Disk (Drilbur), Uncommon Voice Disk (Darumaka), Poképlayer, Park Voucher (3.5k Value Left), Max Revive x2

Pokemon Stats

Crobat - Haxbat
Gender: Male
Nature: Careful
Ability: Inner Focus
TM: U-turn, Roost, Protect, Taunt, Sludge Bomb, Hidden Power Steel
BM/SM/MT: Quick Attack, Brave Bird

Ambipom
Gender: Male
Nature: Jolly
Ability: Technician
TM: Ice Punch, Brick Break, Thunderwave, Taunt, U-turn
BM/SM/MT: None

Espeon - Haji - 100%
Gender: Male
Nature: Calm
Ability: Synchronize
TM: Hidden Power Fire, Grass Knot, Shadow Ball, Skill Swap, Sunny Day, Calm Mind
BM/SM/MT: Heal Bell[/QUOTE]

WinterVines
06-02-2011, 02:45 AM
(OOC: Icky Post is icky. Focus Energy and Helping Hand if that's not too obvious :3)

TP#12

“Alright, Haji, let's get ready to do this,” Ivy said, looking down to the purple cat-like Pokémon. He nodded, looking back out onto the field.

The Charmeleon, their primary concern, had lit up the sky with a brilliant fire tunnel. It seemed to be charged by the sun, the object giving it power. Its tail began to glow with the charge, and it became harder to breathe as the temperature around them rose.

“Remember to be careful,” she said out loud, not really wanting to use the bond too much at the moment. She just wanted to focus on this battle. “Let's start out easy. Focus your energy so we can hit hard later. Then let's give Dual a hand if he needs it. Get ready to help!”

Haji nodded again and stepped out onto the field farther, eying up the fire lizard that was their opponent. The Heatmor that Chainy was after had vanished underground, using its claws to dig its way into the earth. They would have to be watchful of that too.

The Espeon took a balanced stance and tensed his muscles, preparing himself for future hits. They needed to take this Charmeleon down fast so Chainy wouldn't have too many distractions with catching his Pokémon. The cat-like Pokémon kept an eye on the Gallade, ready to help him out if he needed it. Since both he and Chainy were a little prideful, she doubted they would want it, but she was going to offer it anyway. It never hurt to have more than one set of eyes watching. If anything else, Dual's next attack would hit super hard if Haji helped.

ChainReaction01
06-07-2011, 05:29 AM
As Dual flexed and stretched rhythmically, I looked over at the Heatmor. It was sharpening its claws deliberately on a large piece of stone and each other, making a grating sound that carried easily across the battlefield. I recognised it as the Hone Claws technique - one I had been meaning to teach to Meta for a long time now. It sharpened the claws of the user, meaning that claw-based attacks were both more damaging and more accurate, due to the increased dexterity of the digits.

It suddenly launched headfirst into the ground by flinging itself over the stone. The scratching sound got even more violent and a small plume of smoke rose up into the air as the Heatmor tunneled underground. Being an anteater Pokemon, it was incredibly proficient with digging. Going underground to attack had one major weakness, though - it left the user very prone to earthquakes. Like most strong Pokemon, Dual had the ability to initiate earthquakes, and the tactical part of my brain immediately raised this as an option. I discarded it almost immediately for a couple reasons - I wanted to damage the Heatmor and bring it down to capture range, but I didn't want to knock it out, and using Earthquake on a Digging Pokemon always did a severe amount of damage. But the most important reason was that if I commanded Dual to use Earthquake, Ivy might choose to use Haxbat again, to avoid her Pokemon being caught in the crossfire, and I'd just as soon not see the big Crobat again. Not for the first time did I wish that Ivy had taught Haji to use Protect.

I shook my head and considered what else to do. Since Heatmor was underground and I wasn't willing to use Earthquake, attacking it wasn't an option. Another possibility was I could continue to prepare Dual for battle, either with defensive screens or another attack-increasing technique, but I had another idea. Ivy didn't want the Charmeleon that was semi-asleep, so perhaps if we both concentrated fire on the Flame Pokemon it'd go down faster and then it'd be that much easier for me to capture the Heatmor.

Before I could suggest this to Ivy, she sent Haji out to battle. “Let's start out easy," she said. "Focus your energy so we can hit hard later. Then let's give Dual a hand if he needs it. Get ready to help!"

She gave me a quick look, as if to inquire whether her order to assist Dual had been unappreciated, but I gave her a quick smile to show that I didn't mind, and I doubt Dual did either. Sure, there were times when we liked to do our thing by ourselves, but this wasn't one of them. I'd need Ivy's help to bring down this Charmeleon and capture the Heatmor so that we could move onwards.

Haji stretched out languidly and then tensed his muscles, focusing all of his mental and physical energy. A soft white light began to cover his purple fur as the Helping Hand charged, and I knew I didn't have much time to figure out what to do. I could always do something complex like a combination attack involving Psycho Cut and Thunderbolt, but Ivy was keeping it simple, so I probably should too. Furthermore, Dual was a very serious Pokemon (usually) and like me, he hated overdoing things and putting in effort that wasn't required, so a nice strong attack on the Charmeleon should do very well.

"Alright Dual, let's try and get rid of this Charmeleon as quickly as possible," I called out to him. "Work with Haji and nail the Charmeleon with a Stone Edge!"

Dual began to run towards the Charmeleon, and as he did so he held his right arm out in front of him. With a deadly-sounding shik his elbow blade extended to its full length. Bright blue energy coated the blade, and small rocks began flying up from the ground, covering the green protrusion. Haji ran daintily alongside him, moving quickly with the grace that was granted to all felines. The white energy covering his fur began to flow across to Dual, making contact with the red crest in the middle of his chest. The soft glow spread outwards from there, causing Dual to shine as he ran.

The Charmeleon finally got up and decided to do something. It breathed a torrent of fire up into the sky, causing heat waves to shimmer down onto the battlefield. I originally thought it was preparing a Flamethrower attack, until I realised what it was really doing. It was heating up the battlefield to increase the power of future Fire-typed attacks. This didn't sit well with me - I loathed the heat, and being on Mount Deckbi was bad enough without some pain-in-the-ass Pokemon coming along and using Sunny Day.

"Bloody hell, it's already hot enough," I muttered, wiping my forehead clear of sweat with my head. I considered releasing Smash so I'd have something cool to sit against, but he hated the heat almost as much as me, and I didn't want to disturb his rest. Something told me he'd be needed again, and probably soon.

The rocks flying up off the ground got larger and larger, until Dual's entire hand, arm, and blade was a hulking clump of brown rocks. Dual's arm reminded me of a Rhyperior's arm, except with a huge freaking tonfa blade strapped to it. I wasn't a huge fan of Stone Edge as a technique due to its relative inaccuracy - I much preferred Rock Slide - but there wasn't much of an opportunity to use Rock Slide on these flat plains, and considering the attack order was a simple one, I was sure that Dual would be able to strike the Charmeleon. I was a bit more worried about the Heatmor though - where would it surface? I hoped it wouldn't try to intercept the attack that I intended for the Charmeleon - that'd make this battle just a bit harder than I wanted it to be.

Bumblebee16
06-07-2011, 10:52 AM
These two sure didn't waste any time, unfortunately, neither did Heatmor and Charmeleon. Heatmor sharpened his claws before burying himself underground. Charmeleon decided to be a betch and turn up the heat, as if it wasn't hot already. The area grew insanely hot, and I began sweating. That was one of the reasons I hated coming here, it was too hot for me. I pulled out one of my Pokeballs and tossed it besides me.

"Alright Bluestreak, use Water Gun on me." I said. Floatzel looked at me, a bit shocked. Then I remembered that he was looking at my illusion. I then asked River to explain it to him telepathically. I knew he understood when he began taking in a deep breath. He was storing up as much water as it could get. With the heat so intense, it wasn't much. He shot out a hard blast of water at me which sent my flying back a couple of feet. "Damn, why didn't you reduce your power." Bluestreak just laughed.

I got up and turned to Chain and Ivy. I wasn't sure if they suspected anything I hoped they were too distracted by the battle. Heatmor still hadn't resurfaced and Charmeleon wasn't doing anything. Ivy, however, wasn't waiting. She instructed her Espeon to use Focus Energy and Helping Hand. Helping Hand should power Dual's attack a great amount, that and the fact that he already used Swords Dance meant his attack would do some serious damage. Chain told Dual to hit Charmeleon with Stone Edge, that was surely going to pack a big punch.

Buzzer
06-08-2011, 09:58 AM
BP:
"Alright Bluestreak, use Water Gun on me," Leo said after tossing a Pokéball releasing an orange otter like Pokémon, with a large yellow ring around its body. A confused look had spread over its face as it looked at the illusioned image of its trainer. Leo telepathically asked River to explain.

Moments later the Floatzel had opened its mouth and released a hard blast of water at the Ranger. River burst into laughter, as she had so often done on this run."You couldn't have just reduced the power?" Leo said wiping his face.

“Let's start out easy," Ivy said. "Focus your energy so we can hit hard later. Then let's give Dual a hand if he needs it. Get ready to help!" Haji nodded and stepped forward. River rolled her eyes as Chainy glanced over Ivy, eyes glazed over dreamily.

Snapping back into focus Chainy turned to Dual. "Alright Dual, let's try and get rid of this Charmeleon as quickly as possible. Work with Haji and nail the Charmeleon with a Stone Edge!"

Dual gave Haji a quick nod, River caught a glimpse of the burst of communication between the pair. It seemed that "...give Dual a hand ..." was a lot more literal than Ivy probably thought. After Haji had finished his Focus Energy technique, enabling him to deal more precise blows inflicting severe damage, Dual's blade like arms had been surrounded by jagged rocks.

Suddenly, there was a flare of telekinetic energy and Dual was now hovering mid air. River looked down at the Espeon who seemed to be focussed purely on Dual. The Gallade was then propelled at high velocity towards the Charmeleon.

The red lizard like Pokémon had looked back down from the sky just as Dual was about to hit. The roaring fire on its tale expanding like a jet engine. The momentum sent the Charmeleon that was now surrounded in flames head first into the oncoming Dual.

The two Pokémon collided mid air, but the Charmeleon had come off worse. It staggered back doubled up in agony. The red flame of its tail flickered slightly as its Solar Power ability sapped away at his damaged body.

The form of Gallade stumbled back, the Stone Edge attack had hit, but the Sun boosted Flame Charge seemed to be very powerful. River searched around as she looked for the re-emergence of the Heatmor. There was a slight scratching noise then a cloud of dust. The anteater had appeared beneath the Espeon.

It's claw like hands surrounded the feline and dragged it down through the tunnel. The scene almost made River forget her position in the run as she began to dive to the aid of the captured Espeon. River flicked her wings to return to a level position. Ivy would have to do something quick because Haji was in a vulnerable situation.

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Battle Stats:
?/m/Heatmor - 100% [ATT/ACC+1] --- [Dig/Dragging Espeon underground]
?/?/Charmeleon - 64% [SPA/SPE+1] [SOLAR POWER] --- [Flame Charge]
vs
Serious/M/Gallade - 82% [ATT+2] --- [Stone Edge]
Calm/M/Espeon - 100% [FE] --- [Focus Energy/Helping Hand]

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Trainer stats:

Pokemon Encountered by Winter: Litwick, Cubone, Heatmor
Pokemon Encountered by Chainy: Rapidash, Torkoal, Charmeleon

Encounters Remaining: 13
Pokemon Caught by Winter: Brave/F/Litwick
Pokemon Caught by Chainy: Naive/M/Rapidash, Naughty/M/Torkoal

Winter MCR: some slightly bigger but still irrelavent number/25000
Chainy MCR: 13440/25000

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Name: James “Chainy” Carter (aka my Ranger)
Total Items: 3x ParkBall; 3x SuperBall; 4x Full Heal; 2x Max Potion; 3x HyperBall; 2x Calming Fragrance Plus; 16x PokeDoll; 5x Honey; Squirtbottle; Pokeplayer; Digital Camera; Fragrance; Type Repellant; Blank Disk x2; Ponyta Voice Disk; Black Aura Reader; Status Bomb x2; Love Potion; Max Revive x2; Premium Honey; Pax-A-Punch

Pokemon Stats (List your Pokemon Stats)

Pokemon: Gallade
Nickname: Dual
Gender: Male
Ability: Steadfast
Nature: Serious
TM/HM/BM/SM/MT: HM01-Cut, HM04-Strength, HM05-Flash, HM08-Rock Smash, TM06-Toxic, TM24-Thunderbolt, TM26-Earthquake, TM33-Reflect, TM45-Thunder Wave, TM48-Rock Slide, TM50-Substitute, TM58-Psych Up, TM59-Hidden Power[GHOST], TM60-Sunny Day, TM72-Shadow Ball, TM88-Brick Break, TM93-Bulk Up, TM95-Taunt, TM96-Light Screen, TM101-Rock Tomb, TM102-Aerial Ace, TM106-Skill Swap, TM107-Snatch, TM117-Drain Punch, TM118-Will-o-Wisp, TM126-Stone Edge, TM132-X-Scissor, TM134-Cross Poison, TM139-Trick Room, Confuse Ray, Shadow Sneak, Ice Punch, Fire Punch, Pain Split, Encore, Thunderpunch, Wish, Mean Look

Pokemon: Swampert - 66%
Nickname: Smash
Gender: Male
Ability: Torrent
Nature: Jolly
TM/HM/BM/SM/MT: HM03-Surf, HM04-Strength, HM07-Waterfall, HM08-Rock Smash, HM09-Dive, HM11-Rock Climb, TM13-Ice Beam, TM126-Stone Edge; TM129-Stealth Rock, Curse, Superpower, Yawn

Pokemon: Breloom
Nickname: Joey
Gender: Male
Ability: Technician
Nature: Careful
TM/HM/BM/SM/MT: HM01-Cut, HM04-Strength, HM05-Flash, HM08-Rock Smash, TM03-Swords Dance, TM06-Toxic, TM48-Rock Slide, TM50-Substitute, TM64-Protect, TM88-Focus Punch, TM93-Bulk Up, TM94-Bullet Seed, TM69-Iron Tail, TM114-Fling, TM147-Low Sweep, Thunderpunch, Synthesis


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Name: Ivy Frost (Going as my Ranger)
Total Items: Digital Camera, Super Potion x5, Full Heal x2, Hyperball x2, Superball x2, Parkball x3, Intermediate Voice Disk (Drilbur), Uncommon Voice Disk (Darumaka), Poképlayer, Park Voucher (3.5k Value Left), Max Revive x2

Pokemon Stats

Crobat - Haxbat
Gender: Male
Nature: Careful
Ability: Inner Focus
TM: U-turn, Roost, Protect, Taunt, Sludge Bomb, Hidden Power Steel
BM/SM/MT: Quick Attack, Brave Bird

Ambipom
Gender: Male
Nature: Jolly
Ability: Technician
TM: Ice Punch, Brick Break, Thunderwave, Taunt, U-turn
BM/SM/MT: None

Espeon - Haji - 100%
Gender: Male
Nature: Calm
Ability: Synchronize
TM: Hidden Power Fire, Grass Knot, Shadow Ball, Skill Swap, Sunny Day, Calm Mind
BM/SM/MT: Heal Bell

WinterVines
06-08-2011, 10:20 PM
TP#13

Haji stepped up next to Dual, and the taller Pokémon gave a nod to Ivy's purple cat. Then, the Fighting type's arms came up, surrounded by jagged rocks that rose with the motion. Ivy watched Haji concentrate, and then Dual jerked into the air as the Espeon let out a flux of energy she could feel through her every nerve. Then, with another burst of energy, Dual was shot toward Charmeleon. Hopefully the added momentum would increase the force of the Gallade's attack and get the Fire type out of their way.

Then the lizard bust into flames and charged at Dual, sending them on a crash course into each other. Dual looked a little hurt, but the Charmeleon was staggering back from the impact, so he had suffered more. What was worse was that the lizard looked like it was being damaged from its own ability due to the sun. They could use that against him if they had to. Haji knew how to manipulate the sun too.

Ivy had just wondered where the Heatmor was when slender claws broke from the ground under Haji, dragging him down with it.

“Haji!” Ivy immediately yelled, taking a few steps in his direction. A bout of dizziness had her stopping and clutching her head with one hand though as she lowered to her knees with shaky breath. She scanned the field but there was no sign of the purple feline. She tried not to panic as she reached out to him with her senses, needing to find him as soon as possible.

“I am alright,” he said at her first notion of worry, calm and collected like he always was. “He is moving fast but is not vicious.”

Ivy breathed a sigh of relief, digging one of her hands into the dirt beneath her. “Okay, we need to get you out of there.” She knew that Haji didn't like to get up close and personal when he battled, and the cat wasn't really suited for battling underground and in close proximity. Then she had an idea.

“Haji, I need you to try and use your Psychic to pull the both of you out of the ground and back to the surface. If Heatmor gets a chance to hurt you down there, it won't be pretty. We might be able to get Dual to help you.” She wasn't sure if Haji could do it alone, so she had to hope that Dual would help them. The Gallade's special powers weren't too great, but if they pooled them together, it should be enough.

“Chainy! Dual! Please help me,” she called with a shaky voice.

Her head was swirling and her was breathing ragged. Haji wasn't her first Pokémon, but he was the one she spent the most time with these days. She wasn't going to lose him. While battles weren't usually too dangerous or fatal, she had heard of enough accidents for her to worry.

“Remember when we first met?” she asked him. “I won't leave you there.” Now she just had to hope this would work out.

ChainReaction01
06-09-2011, 12:38 AM
Dual leaped towards the Charmeleon as the Flame Pokemon exploded forwards as well, wreathed in fire generated from the overly-hot sun. Fire trailed behind it as it darted through the air, leaping towards the Gallade. Suddenly, Haji glowed bright white and Dual was accelerated forwards, like he had been shot out of a cannon. The two combatants clashed in midair, and the Charmeleon got off the first attack. It headbutted Dual in the chest, just managing to avoid the red crest that was there. Dual flinched back a bit, but then lashed out at the Charmeleon with his stone-covered blade. The Stone Edge cut across the Charmeleon's chest, scoring a deep wound that pushed the Charmeleon backwards. Dual then kicked his feet out, pushing against the Charmeleon's pelvis to get away from the Fire type. Both Pokemon blasted away from each other, landing on their feet.

I felt a gentle spray of water on the back of my neck, and I turned to see that Alphonzo had released a Floatzel that had promptly sprayed him with a jet of water. I subconsciously stepped towards him, desiring another blast of water, but I didn't say anything. I still wasn't completely comfortable around Alphonzo - he seemed legit, but there was something a little bit off about him. If Buzz had been replaced, there was no real reason for River to be here, unless she was just chilling with Ivy, I guess.

Suddenly, the Heatmor burst up from under the ground and grabbed Haji, pulling the pink feline under the ground. Thankfully, the tunnel looked stable - if it collapsed while Haji was inside it we'd be in trouble. I knew Espeon had the ability to tunnel underground, but I doubted Ivy had taught Haji that technique yet - it was rather esoteric and didn't have many applications. Except for now.

"Haji!" Ivy screamed. She started breathing hard and turned to me. "Chainy, Dual, please help me," she asked with a ragged voice.

"Of course," I said firmly, nodding my head. I reached out for Dual and asked him what Haji was planning on doing.

<Ivy plans for him to use his Psychic to break free and return to the surface,> he replied, keeping an eye on the Charmeleon, who was flexing its muscles and grinning. The attack must have reinforced it somehow - probably a Flame Charge. I gritted my teeth - I hated that technique. Fire types getting stronger, great.

Alright, well back Haji up, I instructed. Use your Psychic to help Haji break free and get to the surface - between the two of you it shouldn't be too hard to manage. Then, when Haji is free, send a Rock Slide the Heatmor's way to block him off from grabbing Haji again.

I was glad that Haji was using Psychic too, because even though Dual had telekinetic powers they weren't very strong. I doubted that he would have been able to rescue Haji by himself. However, with the Espeon's assist, he should be able to break the Heatmor's grasp and get the cat out of there. As soon as the Espeon was clear, Dual would then punch the ground with his fist, and jagged rocks would stick up out of the ground as the attack made its way towards the tunnel. They'd then pierce through the tunnel, blocking the Heatmor from regaining its grasp on Haji. If it took some damage from the attack too that'd be great, but it wasn't my principle concern at this moment.

Dual closed his eyes and put one hand to his helmet, extending the other towards the area of ground where Haji was fighting to break free. A blue corona surrounded his head and hands as his attack began. The Charmeleon was finishing its stretches, and the flames around its body began to erupt again. I just hoped that whatever it was planning wouldn't interrupt Dual.

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Buzzer
06-10-2011, 11:36 PM
BP:
The out-cry from Ivy, was nothing in comparison to the burst of telepathic energy she unleashed in the fear of losing him. River had to forcibly push Ivy's energy away as looked for Haji. Ivy was now clutching her head, which River found unsurprising, and asked Dual for help in retrieving the abducted Espeon.

River caught a snippet of Dual and Chainys conversation and discovered their plans to use a combination Psychic to try and lift the two underground Pokémon to the surface. If not for being in the Ranger situation she was in, River liked to think that she would have helped out. Her special abilities were considerably stronger than Duals, but it was not a ranger's place to help out in battle.

Leo didn't seem particularly interested in helping, the novelty of tricking the two younger Rangers appeared to be wearing off. River had managed to keep the mental block strong enough for now, the fact that both Haji and Dual were otherwise engaged helped.

There was a blue surge of energy from Dual, and River sensed the Espeon's energy from beneath the ground. Nothing happened for a few seconds, and River wasn't entirely certain it was working, but then pebbles upon the ground began to tremor.

Then in a sudden eruption of rocks and dust the pair of Pokémon were expelled from the earth. A blue and pink aura surrounding the Heatmor and Espeon. Pain surged across the Heatmor's face as the Psychic energy tormented its mind.

Dual then threw his fist into the ground, jagged rocks were unearthed in the path between the two hovering Pokémon. Unfortunately before they could break through the Heatmor's grasp on the feline, the wild Pokémon flared with energy. An giant wave of fire poured of the Espeon; River noted it as the Flame Burst technique now boosted by the power of the sun. It was sure to do some damage.

The rocks crashed into the Heatmor, hurtling it across the battle field slamming into the ground below. The attack really seemed to have hit the Heatmor quite hard, but fire types are susceptible to rock type damage.

Moments before the rocks had flung Heatmor, the flame around the Charmeleon raged. It span furiously and the flames flared around its body. Dragon Dance. A move commonly exclusive to the rare and powerful Dragon type Pokémon, but the Charizard family was very dragon-like so it wasn't surprising.

It glanced over and watched its comrade being thrown across the battle; it's gaze returned to Dual. In a flash of red light it had took off, quickly lifting the now static Psychic type. With a huge heave of effort, the lizard had leapt into the air carrying the Gallade, after a quick spin in the air they were hurtling back to the ground, Dual first.

River swept her wings through the air as the dust cloud from the impact encroached upon her and Ivy. Ivy was still shiverring from the sudden fear, but the colour appeared to be returning to her face, now that Haji was back above ground.

"You really need to learn to lower that link, I almost killed Buzz once,"said River with no trace of emotion, "yeah, I'd teleported us somewhere then there was some rather crazy stuff going on and I lost control. Nearly blew his mind. It was quite funny actually, blood literally pouring out of his ears."

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Battle Stats:
?/m/Heatmor - 64% [ATT/ACC+1] --- [Flame Burst]
?/?/Charmeleon - 52% [SPA/ATT+1][SPE+2] [SOLAR POWER] --- [Dragon Dance/Seismic Toss]
vs
Serious/M/Gallade - 71% [ATT+2] --- [Psychic/Rock Slide]
Calm/M/Espeon - 79% [FE] --- [Psychic]

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Trainer stats:

Pokemon Encountered by Winter: Litwick, Cubone, Heatmor
Pokemon Encountered by Chainy: Rapidash, Torkoal, Charmeleon

Encounters Remaining: 13
Pokemon Caught by Winter: Brave/F/Litwick
Pokemon Caught by Chainy: Naive/M/Rapidash, Naughty/M/Torkoal

Winter MCR: I'm fairly sure this number should mean something/25000
Chainy MCR: 17102/25000

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Name: James “Chainy” Carter (aka my Ranger)
Total Items: 3x ParkBall; 3x SuperBall; 4x Full Heal; 2x Max Potion; 3x HyperBall; 2x Calming Fragrance Plus; 16x PokeDoll; 5x Honey; Squirtbottle; Pokeplayer; Digital Camera; Fragrance; Type Repellant; Blank Disk x2; Ponyta Voice Disk; Black Aura Reader; Status Bomb x2; Love Potion; Max Revive x2; Premium Honey; Pax-A-Punch

Pokemon Stats (List your Pokemon Stats)

Pokemon: Gallade
Nickname: Dual
Gender: Male
Ability: Steadfast
Nature: Serious
TM/HM/BM/SM/MT: HM01-Cut, HM04-Strength, HM05-Flash, HM08-Rock Smash, TM06-Toxic, TM24-Thunderbolt, TM26-Earthquake, TM33-Reflect, TM45-Thunder Wave, TM48-Rock Slide, TM50-Substitute, TM58-Psych Up, TM59-Hidden Power[GHOST], TM60-Sunny Day, TM72-Shadow Ball, TM88-Brick Break, TM93-Bulk Up, TM95-Taunt, TM96-Light Screen, TM101-Rock Tomb, TM102-Aerial Ace, TM106-Skill Swap, TM107-Snatch, TM117-Drain Punch, TM118-Will-o-Wisp, TM126-Stone Edge, TM132-X-Scissor, TM134-Cross Poison, TM139-Trick Room, Confuse Ray, Shadow Sneak, Ice Punch, Fire Punch, Pain Split, Encore, Thunderpunch, Wish, Mean Look

Pokemon: Swampert - 66%
Nickname: Smash
Gender: Male
Ability: Torrent
Nature: Jolly
TM/HM/BM/SM/MT: HM03-Surf, HM04-Strength, HM07-Waterfall, HM08-Rock Smash, HM09-Dive, HM11-Rock Climb, TM13-Ice Beam, TM126-Stone Edge; TM129-Stealth Rock, Curse, Superpower, Yawn

Pokemon: Breloom
Nickname: Joey
Gender: Male
Ability: Technician
Nature: Careful
TM/HM/BM/SM/MT: HM01-Cut, HM04-Strength, HM05-Flash, HM08-Rock Smash, TM03-Swords Dance, TM06-Toxic, TM48-Rock Slide, TM50-Substitute, TM64-Protect, TM88-Focus Punch, TM93-Bulk Up, TM94-Bullet Seed, TM69-Iron Tail, TM114-Fling, TM147-Low Sweep, Thunderpunch, Synthesis


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Name: Ivy Frost (Going as my Ranger)
Total Items: Digital Camera, Super Potion x5, Full Heal x2, Hyperball x2, Superball x2, Parkball x3, Intermediate Voice Disk (Drilbur), Uncommon Voice Disk (Darumaka), Poképlayer, Park Voucher (3.5k Value Left), Max Revive x2

Pokemon Stats

Crobat - Haxbat
Gender: Male
Nature: Careful
Ability: Inner Focus
TM: U-turn, Roost, Protect, Taunt, Sludge Bomb, Hidden Power Steel
BM/SM/MT: Quick Attack, Brave Bird

Ambipom
Gender: Male
Nature: Jolly
Ability: Technician
TM: Ice Punch, Brick Break, Thunderwave, Taunt, U-turn
BM/SM/MT: None

Espeon - Haji - 100%
Gender: Male
Nature: Calm
Ability: Synchronize
TM: Hidden Power Fire, Grass Knot, Shadow Ball, Skill Swap, Sunny Day, Calm Mind
BM/SM/MT: Heal Bell

WinterVines
06-11-2011, 10:07 PM
TP#14

Ivy could feel the energy Haji was gathering under the ground. Her palm pulsed along with it as it touched the earth, and she could do nothing else but wait. She could faintly feel Dual too, and she was so glad he was going to help them out.

Nothing happened for a bit, and she started to get worried. She felt power flare, and she flinched. She was surprised to find it was coming from her. She was expanding on her emotions through the psychicness. She tried to rein it in, not wanting it to distract Haji.

Then, tiny stones on the ground started jumping up and down. The earth suddenly exploded upward, showering rocks and dust down everywhere. Ivy covered her head with her arms as she tried to watch what was happening.

Heatmor and Haji burst from the ground in blue and pink bubbles. She could see the Heatmor flinching against the Psychic energy. She was glad it was being worn down a bit, but she was more glad that Haji seemed okay. Dual even blocked the tunnel they made so the mole couldn't retreat back into it right away.

Unfortunately, the Espeon couldn't get away right off, and the fire type flared with energy, consuming them both in flame. Ivy winced, hating not being able to help. “If he burns you, burn him back with your ability,” she thought bitterly, and then she blinked.

That had been a little vicious, and she wondered where it came from. She didn't have a lot of time to think about it though, as Haji soon broke free. Still, she shivered. She didn't know what she'd do if she lost him. It was scary.

He was panting a little, but he looked mostly okay, and he reassured her through their bond that he was fine. She could feel the strain fighting was taking on his body through it, feeling every time he drew in breath and the way his mind was whirring as he tried to keep track of everything at once. It had her mesmerized for a moment. As long as she could feel him like this though, things would be okay. She could feel he wasn't that hurt.

River commented on the surge she accidentally sent through the link, and Ivy apologized silently. She did laugh shortly though at River's snark about almost killing Buzz. It was too bad; maybe he'd be nicer if he had happened. Then again, that wouldn't be the Buzz they all knew and liked.

“Alright,” she finally said, finding her voice. “If you're still okay, Haji, it's time to wear them down. Just don't let it happen to you. If you need to slow down, let me know.” She didn't want to wear him out, but he sent only calming feelings through the bond. “Use your Grass Knot technique. If they want to play with fire, let's give them something to burn.”

The Espeon nodded and scooted a little closer to her, drawing energy into himself. If all went well, he could draw up roots from under the ground and distract the fire Pokémon a bit. The vines wouldn't last long, but it'd be easy targets for burning, and if they were occupied with doing that, they might ignore both Haji and Dual. The Gallade could then unleash some force against them and maybe Chainy would feel ready enough to capture.

Either way, it would use up some energy, and that's what they wanted. Charmeleon's ability seemed to be hurting it while it was this sunny, so the longer it battled, the faster it would fall. As long as Haji had enough energy to keep up, they'd be okay.

She was more worried about her violent thoughts. She wasn't much for that, being pretty easy going and generally good-natured. It wasn't like her to think like that, even if she was scared and worried about her partner. She just attributed it to her shakiness though. She had a lot of stress this afternoon, and she was sure her mind was more than a mess at the moment. She couldn't worry about it right now though. They had a battle to finish.

“Okay, Haji, nice and easy now...”

ChainReaction01
06-12-2011, 05:02 AM
I watched with baited breath as Dual extended hand started to wobble. The Psychic was taking a lot out of him - unlike Gardevoir, Gallade didn't have a very good grip on their special, mental-based abilities. Despite his lack of prowess, the ground began to shake, and suddenly the large red beast that was the Heatmor burst out from under the ground. I could just barely see the pink form of Haji amongst its claws, but Haji didn't seem too badly injured. I shot a quick side-ways look at Ivy - it looked like she had calmed down a little bit, which means Haji was probably reassuring her through their mental link. That was good, the immediate danger was over.

That was when a huge flame expanded from the pair of struggling Pokemon. The fire washed over Espeon, and Ivy's teeth gritted, which I had never seen her do before. A plethora of jokes and sexual innuendos leaped to mind, but this was not the time, and more importantly I didn't have any set-up.

The fireball faded and Haji finally managed to break free of the Heatmor, kicking his rear legs off of the anteater Pokemon's barrel-like chest. He backed up, getting close to Ivy. I watched him retreat, glad that Dual had been able to help rescue him, but I felt like I was forgetting something, something important.

A roar reminded me what it was. The Charmeleon. I turned my head to look at it, and I saw that it was now spinning around in circles, its fire cloak twisting with it, becoming a miniature tornado. I wasn't quite sure what the move was, but I could tell by the way the Charmeleon suddenly shot forward towards Dual that it had probably just raised its Speed somehow. Unfortunately, Dual didn't have a Speed-raising move of his own, which would make this more than a minor complication.

The flames that covered the Charmeleon trailed behind it in the air like a cape as it darted towards Dual and grabbed the Gallade around the waist. It then managed to jump into the air with a powerful jerk from its back, and I recognised the move from professional league battling videos - Seismic Toss. The fire curled up around Charmeleon, and Dual winced slightly as the fire made contact with him too, but he couldn't manage to break free. Before I could yell at him to Teleport away, the Charmeleon fashioned some bat-like wings out of the fire, and with another powerful jerk he flipped himself and Dual around so that they were heading back towards the ground. The fiery wings pushed down to assist this before melting back into shapeless flames. I was trying to yell at Dual - both physically and mentally - to get out of there, but for some reason or another he either didn't hear me or couldn't. The pair of Pokemon crashed into the ground, creating a small dustcloud that poofed out in all directions. The Charmeleon quickly backed out of the cloud, waiting for Dual to emerge, but he didn't. I could tell he was alright through out link, but he had chosen to take a second inside the relative safety of the dustcloud to regain some energy.

River flew a little lower, towards Ivy, and flapped her wings towards the dust, keeping it away from them. Ivy probably didn't notice, though - she was clearly too busy trying to decide what to do next. I knew exactly what I was going to do - if I was going to capture that Heatmor, I'd need to take out the Charmeleon first. It seemed to have a problem with Dual - it kept interrupting my attacks and targeting the Gallade over the Espeon. If I wanted to be able to focus my complete attention on the capture, I needed to be rid of the Flame Pokemon.

“Alright, if you're still okay, Haji, it's time to wear them down. Just don't let it happen to you," Ivy's voice broke me out of my thoughts. "If you need to slow down, let me know. Use your Grass Knot technique. If they want to play with fire, let's give them something to burn.”

Haji nodded and backed up a little bit more before closing his eyes in concentration. I was a bit confused by this order - it wasn't aggressive in any way - but then it began to make sense to me. Charmeleon obviously had the Solar Power Ability, otherwise it wouldn't be capable of such staggering damage output, which means its energy was slowly being sapped. If Haji could raise walls of vines or something to distract and delay the Charmeleon, its energy would continue to be sapped, and it might just lower him to knockout range if Dual hit him hard enough. Hopefully Haji would also be able to keep the Heatmor entertained, but I somehow doubted that. Nevertheless, sending the Charmeleon off would be worth giving the Heatmor a free shot.

I needed to hit the Charmeleon as hard as possible and as quickly as possible too. Earthquake immediately jumped to mind, but I refused to cause any more damage to Haji. Stone Edge was also a possibility, but without Haji's help I didn't want to take the risk of using such an inaccurate technique. Another possiblity presented itself to me, one that I liked. The strongest move in Dual's arsenal was Close Combat, which was a series of punches, strikes and kicks that pummeled an opponent into nothingness. It was usually a last resort for me, seeing as the Close Combat overtaxed Dual's muscles and left him weakened for a while, but I needed this Charmeleon gone now. The Close Combat, coupled with Dual's earlier Swords Dance and his Fighting type attack bonus should put a significant dent in the Charmeleon, but perhaps not enough. A Drain Punch would hopefully finish it off, though, and Dual might be able to get a bit of health back to make up for the defense hits he'd take for using the Close Combat technique.

"Dual, we need to get rid that Charmeleon ASAP!" I called. "Use Close Combat, but mix it up by throwing a Drain Punch or two inside your barrage!"

Dual pinged me in agreement, and he stood up. He flexed his knees twice before breaking into a run towards the Charmeleon. He burst out of the cloud, causing some of the dust to trail after him. His long green blades extended to their fullest length, and his fists began to glow a faint dark blue, ready to sap the Charmeleon's health even as it was struck. I hoped that the strong barrage of attacks would knock out the Charmeleon or at least scare it off, but something about the look in the Flame Pokemon's eyes made me doubt.

Buzzer
06-19-2011, 07:55 PM
BP:

“If he burns you, burn him back with your ability,” Ivy thought bitterly. River was surprised; having caught this thought, she had never heard Ivy being so aggressive and violent towards a Pokémon. “If you're still okay, Haji, it's time to wear them down. Just don't let it happen to you. If you need to slow down, let me know. Use your Grass Knot technique. If they want to play with fire, let's give them something to burn.”

River realised she was just stalling out the battle. River was sure Chainy would have to start dealing some significant damage to Heatmor if he wanted it to catch it any time soon.

"Dual, we need to get rid that Charmeleon ASAP!" He called. "Use Close Combat, but mix it up by throwing a Drain Punch or two inside your barrage!" That was anything but hurting the Heatmor.

Haji took the lead, he closed his eyes in concentration and River spotted some earth moving at the opponents feet. She assumed that the Grass knot technique would be difficult here given the lack of grass. River watched as an enormous vine like wall formed between the opposing Pokémon.

It seemed odd as neither the Heatmor or Charmeleon seemed phazed by this. With a roar of flame the Charmeleon unleashed a scorching Flamethrower that burnt a large hole through the vine wall. It blinked as it saw the damage it had caused, only to see the form of Gallade rushing through the whole and right towards it.

There was a flurry of fists as Dual showed is mastery of Close Combat. River could see faint flashes of light as the odd Drain Punch hit the Charmeleon. The red Lizard was being punished in the worst possible way. Gallade's attack ended as it leapt acrobatically through the singed vines.

The Charmeleon fell to the floor, chest heaving. Anguish across its face as the sun sapped the last energy from its body. River sighed as she watched the wild Pokémon's eyes closed.

The Heatmor, meanwhile, was watching careful; its claws scratching against one another sharpening against each other. It leapt into the air tearing the vines to shreds as if they were cooked noodles. It landed swiftly on the dusty path; the green vines covered in leaves fell to the floor just like an Autumn day.

It then seeing it was outnumbered open its mouth and released a searing beam of flame. It targetted Espeon at first, the flames washed over the small feline briefly before it had begun to turn towards Dual. It wasn't going to make it easy for Dual just because he seemed to be at the disadvantage.

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Battle Stats:
?/m/Heatmor - 60 % [ATT/ACC+2] --- [Hone Claws/Cut | Flamethrower]
?/?/Charmeleon KO
vs
Serious/M/Gallade - 74% [ATT+2] --- [Close Combat]
Calm/M/Espeon - 70% [FE] --- [Grass Knot]

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Trainer stats:

Pokemon Encountered by Winter: Litwick, Cubone, Heatmor
Pokemon Encountered by Chainy: Rapidash, Torkoal, Charmeleon

Encounters Remaining: 13
Pokemon Caught by Winter: Brave/F/Litwick
Pokemon Caught by Chainy: Naive/M/Rapidash, Naughty/M/Torkoal

Winter MCR: random number is random/25000
Chainy MCR: 23402/25000

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Name: James “Chainy” Carter (aka my Ranger)
Total Items: 3x ParkBall; 3x SuperBall; 4x Full Heal; 2x Max Potion; 3x HyperBall; 2x Calming Fragrance Plus; 16x PokeDoll; 5x Honey; Squirtbottle; Pokeplayer; Digital Camera; Fragrance; Type Repellant; Blank Disk x2; Ponyta Voice Disk; Black Aura Reader; Status Bomb x2; Love Potion; Max Revive x2; Premium Honey; Pax-A-Punch

Pokemon Stats (List your Pokemon Stats)

Pokemon: Gallade
Nickname: Dual
Gender: Male
Ability: Steadfast
Nature: Serious
TM/HM/BM/SM/MT: HM01-Cut, HM04-Strength, HM05-Flash, HM08-Rock Smash, TM06-Toxic, TM24-Thunderbolt, TM26-Earthquake, TM33-Reflect, TM45-Thunder Wave, TM48-Rock Slide, TM50-Substitute, TM58-Psych Up, TM59-Hidden Power[GHOST], TM60-Sunny Day, TM72-Shadow Ball, TM88-Brick Break, TM93-Bulk Up, TM95-Taunt, TM96-Light Screen, TM101-Rock Tomb, TM102-Aerial Ace, TM106-Skill Swap, TM107-Snatch, TM117-Drain Punch, TM118-Will-o-Wisp, TM126-Stone Edge, TM132-X-Scissor, TM134-Cross Poison, TM139-Trick Room, Confuse Ray, Shadow Sneak, Ice Punch, Fire Punch, Pain Split, Encore, Thunderpunch, Wish, Mean Look

Pokemon: Swampert - 66%
Nickname: Smash
Gender: Male
Ability: Torrent
Nature: Jolly
TM/HM/BM/SM/MT: HM03-Surf, HM04-Strength, HM07-Waterfall, HM08-Rock Smash, HM09-Dive, HM11-Rock Climb, TM13-Ice Beam, TM126-Stone Edge; TM129-Stealth Rock, Curse, Superpower, Yawn

Pokemon: Breloom
Nickname: Joey
Gender: Male
Ability: Technician
Nature: Careful
TM/HM/BM/SM/MT: HM01-Cut, HM04-Strength, HM05-Flash, HM08-Rock Smash, TM03-Swords Dance, TM06-Toxic, TM48-Rock Slide, TM50-Substitute, TM64-Protect, TM88-Focus Punch, TM93-Bulk Up, TM94-Bullet Seed, TM69-Iron Tail, TM114-Fling, TM147-Low Sweep, Thunderpunch, Synthesis


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Name: Ivy Frost (Going as my Ranger)
Total Items: Digital Camera, Super Potion x5, Full Heal x2, Hyperball x2, Superball x2, Parkball x3, Intermediate Voice Disk (Drilbur), Uncommon Voice Disk (Darumaka), Poképlayer, Park Voucher (3.5k Value Left), Max Revive x2

Pokemon Stats

Crobat - Haxbat
Gender: Male
Nature: Careful
Ability: Inner Focus
TM: U-turn, Roost, Protect, Taunt, Sludge Bomb, Hidden Power Steel
BM/SM/MT: Quick Attack, Brave Bird

Ambipom
Gender: Male
Nature: Jolly
Ability: Technician
TM: Ice Punch, Brick Break, Thunderwave, Taunt, U-turn
BM/SM/MT: None

Espeon - Haji - 100%
Gender: Male
Nature: Calm
Ability: Synchronize
TM: Hidden Power Fire, Grass Knot, Shadow Ball, Skill Swap, Sunny Day, Calm Mind
BM/SM/MT: Heal Bell

WinterVines
06-19-2011, 09:41 PM
TP#15

Just as she wanted, Haji drew up vines from deep in the earth. He had to go a pretty far way for them. She could feel that much through the bond by how hard he had to concentrate. It did work though, and a large vine wall shot out of the ground between the two Pokémon.

To be honest, she didn't care if it was burned down right away or if it caused problems. There was little else they could do right now trying to stay out of the way, and if they wore the other down a bit or distracted them for a second, that was perfectly okay with her.

The Charmeleon blasted a streaming Flamethrower through the vines, creating a heaping hole in the striking place. Then, Dual rushed through that opening and slammed into it, his body whirling with punches and kicks as he showed his mastery of battle. The Gallade then retreated back through the same opening he came through, and the sun took its toll on what little strength the Charmeleon had left.

Its chest heaved as it sunk to the ground, and Ivy felt a little bad as the sun sapped it once more and sent it into a Pokémon's 'knocked out' phase. That was the problem with battling. Some opponents didn't like to quit or run away, and Trainers were forced to deal with them. The Charmeleon would be alright after it got some rest, but even so, Ivy was a little conflicted, considering as a Ranger it was her job to protect them.

Haji reassured her through the bond that it just needed rest and would be fine, and that made her feel a bit better. At least now Chainy could focus on the Heatmor without too many interruptions.

The fire mole lashed out at Haji one more time before changing its attack to Dual, shifting the flames over to the bipedal Psychic type. He looked okay though, and Haji told her that he was fine too.

“Alright, Haji, let's back off a little bit now. This is Chainy's fight. We'll watch their back, but let's try to stay out of their way.” The purple cat nodded and backed up a little toward her, watching the field. Ivy didn't want to double team the wild Pokémon. She would knock out Pokémon as necessary, but she would not be cruel. “You can leave the vines now. If Heatmor wants to burn them, that's fine. Don't waste energy on them.”

She felt him release the energy he put into them with a soft pop in her mind, and then the strain was gone. He was hurt a little, but it wasn't too serious yet. For now they could focus on the battle. “Just hold your ground now. If it tries to attack you or throws something your way, try to deflect it with a Psybeam.”

The purple cat readied his attack just in case, a multi-ring beam in a variety of colors that messed with mental aspects of a foe's mind as well as physically being able to move stuff. She thought that one of the side affects, possible confusion, was the result of the rings acting sort of like sound waves and triggering something in the mind.

He told her he was ready silently, and she watched the battle again, wanting to see what Chainy would do.

ChainReaction01
06-20-2011, 07:18 AM
I watched as Dual ran towards the Charmeleon, his fists clenched and his blades extended. A sudden rumbling filled the air, and the ground began to shake as green tendrils began to explode out of the ground and reach up into the sky. More and more flew up, wrapping around each other, creating an impromptu wall of vines that separated the wild Pokemon from ours. Almost immediately, I heard a screeching metallic noise, one that was reminiscent of the ringing sound a sword made when it was sharpened. However, because of the Grass Knot wall, I had no idea what it was or which Pokemon was using it, even though the sound was quite familiar.

Dual kept running full-pelt towards where he had last seen the Charmeleon. I had no idea what he was planning to do - perhaps he was going to cut the vines with his arm blades, although the living wall seemed far too tough to cut that easily. I decided not to worry about it though - if he wasn't sure about what he was doing, he would have hung back and waited for further commands.

A bit of the wall began to smoke, and a small flame broke through, spreading outwards as the Charmeleon burned it away. The fire spread outwards in a circle, creating a small hole right in front of Dual. He leaped through it, accidentally emulating a superhero as he did so. He just managed to fit through, avoiding the crackling flames. The Charmeleon's jaw dropped as it saw Dual's fist flying towards its face. The vicious punch crashed into its face, knocking it backwards. The Charmeleon's coat of fire flinched backwards, as if it was fleeing from the Gallade's raw power. Dual twisted in midair, bringing his right blade slashing across the Charmeleon's chest, and kicking it in the face with his foot. After spinning, he punched it hard in the cheek, using the force to counterbalance his spin. Some white energy exploded out of the back of the Charmeleon's head. It hovered there for a few seconds before curving around the Flame Pokemon and into Dual through the red spike in his chest.

Dual continued to lay into the Charmeleon, all in midair without touching the ground. Punches, slashes, and the occasional kick were are launched at the Fire type with incredible speed and fearsome precision. More flashes of white occured as Dual fired off more Drain Punches, sapping the Charmeleon's health. The fire that had surrounded the Charmeleon up until now flinched back further and further, until Dual threw one final punch at the Charmeleon. His fist smashed into the Fire-type's collarbone, throwing it backwards through its own flame. The fire was extinguished and the Charmeleon collapsed onto the ground, unconscious. Dual hit the ground right in front of it, standing over his defeated opponent.

I was worried for the Charmeleon's health, but I knew Dual wouldn't have killed the Charmeleon. Haji reassured me of this - he had been keeping an eye on the Charmeleon's health and he told me that the Flame Pokemon was fine, but very tired. Worries pushed aside, I took a moment to enjoy the fierce warrior pride that Dual was feeling as it flowed through our link. Dual didn't often get to fight full-on - as a Ranger Pokemon, he usually only deterred or detained Pokemon, and although he never said anything I knew that sometimes he yearned for a good honest fight. I was glad that he had one - it had been a long time since his last.

I was startled out of my silence by some sudden slashing sounds as the Heatmor easily sliced through Haji's wall of plants. It then took a deep breath and blew a large stream of fire straight towards the Espeon. The Flamethrower boiled over the cat, and then the Heatmor turned, sending the fire towards Dual across the battlefield. The rest of the vines burned down easily - the Heatmor was much mroe powerful that the Charmeleon so it was easier to do. The flames washed across Dual, but he blocked his face with his arms and assured me he was alright. Gallade had great long-range defenses - it was one of the reasons they made such great warrior Pokemon.

Now that the Charmeleon was out of the way, it was finally time to capture this Pokemon so that Ivy and I could move on. It was my job to do, though - I was grateful for Ivy's help in this battle, but she couldn't help with this, and she seemed to know it.

“Alright, Haji, let's back off a little bit now. This is Chainy's fight. We'll watch their back, but let's try to stay out of their way," Ivy said. "You can leave the vines now. If Heatmor wants to burn them, that's fine. Don't waste energy on them. Just hold your ground now. If it tries to attack you or throws something your way, try to deflect it with a Psybeam.”

Haji nodded, and a variety of different colours began to blink slowly in front of the Espeon, fading in and out as he adapted the Psybeam into a shield of sorts. It wouldn't be necessary, though - I intended to catch the Heatmor with this next strike, and I knew just how to do it too.

"Alright Dual, I want you to hit the Heatmor with a Psycho Cut, and mix in a Thunder Wave too. I'd rather not paralyze it, but it's a strong Pokemon and we need all the help we can get!" I yelled.

The boiling flames subsided, and I saw that Dual's right blade was glowing pure blue. His left hand was bright yellow, and he ran it over the length of his glowing blade. Small streaks of yellow detached from his hand and began crawling around on the surface of his attack. With a mighty heave, the Gallade swung his arm towards the Heatmor like he was throwing a punch. The Psycho Cut detached from his arm and took on a crescent shape, spinning towards the Heatmor. Small strands and sparks of electricity crawled around the disc - hopefully they'd be enough to paralyze the Heatmor so that it wouldn't be able to resist the capture attempt.

I pulled a Park Ball out of my pack - I considered using a Super Ball momentarily, but the paralysis should be enough. I watched the disc carefully as it sped towards the Anteater Pokemon, ready to throw it as soon as Dual attack was complete...

Bumblebee16
07-11-2011, 09:47 PM
Ranger Alex

-

Deckbi sure wasn’t a place I wanted to be this time of year. It was just incredibly hot. Now, if it was hot and there was a lake like at the Great Lakes, then I wouldn’t mind going to take a run there. However, going to Deckbi was going to suck. I brought an extra pair of clothes in case I sweated too much here. I hadn’t been there, but I heard about it from Leo. I requested to be transferred here from the Safari Zone in Kanto, and him being my brother, and an Elite Ranger, got me in easily. This was technically my first run.

I looked around Deckbi, searching for any signs of the duo I was supposed to be taking. Apparently, Buzz, a woman ranger was their Ranger, but he sort of disappeared. So, not only was it my job to take these people through their run, I also had been assigned the special task of finding Buzz. The people I was taking through the park were Elites like Leo; I didn’t know why they couldn’t take themselves through the park. It was probably just some policy, either way; this job wasn’t turning out so good

I heard a loud squawking sound coming from the sky. I quickly looked up and saw a green and purple bird circling the air, it was a Xatu. From what Leo told me, Buzz had a Xatu and since they were indigenous to this particular area, I knew it had to be it. I was about to rush over there when a hand grabbed me and pulled me down. I turned, about to punch whatever was grabbing me, but stopped when I saw it was an older man.

“It’s me.” He said. He had a park uniform on, but he seemed totally crazy.

“Who the hell are you? Get off me.” I cried out, yanking my arm away from him.

“Sorry,” He said, and a Zoroark appeared besides him. “Drop it Mirage.” When he said that, the old man disappeared and Leo stood in his place.

“What the ****. What the hell are you doing?” I barked out. “If you’re here why make me come here.”

“To take them through, I didn’t want to do it. I just wanted to mess with them a bit.” He laughed.

“Wow, I’m so out of here.” I angrily said. “Wasting my time with this ****.”

“No, seriously, take them through. Buzz also needs finding.” He said, and with that he disappeared, leaving me with his troubles.

“Damnit,” I began walking towards the hovering Xatu. As I got closer, I saw a young man and woman. They appeared to be in battle. I saw a Gallade lunge in towards a Heatmor and strike it with a powerful looking Psycho Cut and then firing a Thunder Wave at it. An Espeon was sitting on the sidelines, I wasn’t sure if it was going to jump in or not. The girl didn’t appear to be battling, which made sense since girls couldn’t battle that well. I walked up to her.

“Hey, I’m Alex, you’re Ivy right?” I asked since I didn’t know what she or he looked like. “Okay, then I’ll be taking you two through.” I said quietly to her. As I said that, Chain threw a Parkball towards the Heatmor, taking the fire beast in. The ball shook several times. At one point, it looked like it was going to come out, but it finally remained motionless.

“Well, nice going. You caught it!” I said, trying to sound happy, but with the way this day was going, it sounded more sarcastic. I picked up the ball and introduced myself to him. “Whenever you two are ready we can move on.

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Battle Stats: N/A

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Trainer stats:

Pokemon Encountered by Winter: Litwick, Cubone, Heatmor
Pokemon Encountered by Chainy: Rapidash, Torkoal, Charmeleon

Encounters Remaining: 12
Pokemon Caught by Winter: Brave/F/Litwick
Pokemon Caught by Chainy: Naive/M/Rapidash, Naughty/M/Torkoal, Brave/M/Heatmor

Winter MCR: ooooo/oooooo
Chainy MCR: ooooo/oooooo

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Name: James “Chainy” Carter (aka my Ranger)
Total Items: 2x ParkBall; 3x SuperBall; 4x Full Heal; 2x Max Potion; 3x HyperBall; 2x Calming Fragrance Plus; 16x PokeDoll; 5x Honey; Squirtbottle; Pokeplayer; Digital Camera; Fragrance; Type Repellant; Blank Disk x2; Ponyta Voice Disk; Black Aura Reader; Status Bomb x2; Love Potion; Max Revive x2; Premium Honey; Pax-A-Punch

Pokemon Stats (List your Pokemon Stats)

Pokemon: Gallade
Nickname: Dual
Gender: Male
Ability: Steadfast
Nature: Serious
TM/HM/BM/SM/MT: HM01-Cut, HM04-Strength, HM05-Flash, HM08-Rock Smash, TM06-Toxic, TM24-Thunderbolt, TM26-Earthquake, TM33-Reflect, TM45-Thunder Wave, TM48-Rock Slide, TM50-Substitute, TM58-Psych Up, TM59-Hidden Power[GHOST], TM60-Sunny Day, TM72-Shadow Ball, TM88-Brick Break, TM93-Bulk Up, TM95-Taunt, TM96-Light Screen, TM101-Rock Tomb, TM102-Aerial Ace, TM106-Skill Swap, TM107-Snatch, TM117-Drain Punch, TM118-Will-o-Wisp, TM126-Stone Edge, TM132-X-Scissor, TM134-Cross Poison, TM139-Trick Room, Confuse Ray, Shadow Sneak, Ice Punch, Fire Punch, Pain Split, Encore, Thunderpunch, Wish, Mean Look

Pokemon: Swampert - 66%
Nickname: Smash
Gender: Male
Ability: Torrent
Nature: Jolly
TM/HM/BM/SM/MT: HM03-Surf, HM04-Strength, HM07-Waterfall, HM08-Rock Smash, HM09-Dive, HM11-Rock Climb, TM13-Ice Beam, TM126-Stone Edge; TM129-Stealth Rock, Curse, Superpower, Yawn

Pokemon: Breloom
Nickname: Joey
Gender: Male
Ability: Technician
Nature: Careful
TM/HM/BM/SM/MT: HM01-Cut, HM04-Strength, HM05-Flash, HM08-Rock Smash, TM03-Swords Dance, TM06-Toxic, TM48-Rock Slide, TM50-Substitute, TM64-Protect, TM88-Focus Punch, TM93-Bulk Up, TM94-Bullet Seed, TM69-Iron Tail, TM114-Fling, TM147-Low Sweep, Thunderpunch, Synthesis


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Name: Ivy Frost (Going as my Ranger)
Total Items: Digital Camera, Super Potion x5, Full Heal x2, Hyperball x2, Superball x2, Parkball x3, Intermediate Voice Disk (Drilbur), Uncommon Voice Disk (Darumaka), Poképlayer, Park Voucher (3.5k Value Left), Max Revive x2

Pokemon Stats

Crobat - Haxbat
Gender: Male
Nature: Careful
Ability: Inner Focus
TM: U-turn, Roost, Protect, Taunt, Sludge Bomb, Hidden Power Steel
BM/SM/MT: Quick Attack, Brave Bird

Ambipom
Gender: Male
Nature: Jolly
Ability: Technician
TM: Ice Punch, Brick Break, Thunderwave, Taunt, U-turn
BM/SM/MT: None

Espeon - Haji - 100%
Gender: Male
Nature: Calm
Ability: Synchronize
TM: Hidden Power Fire, Grass Knot, Shadow Ball, Skill Swap, Sunny Day, Calm Mind
BM/SM/MT: Heal Bell
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WinterVines
07-18-2011, 07:32 PM
(OOC: Wow, let's see if I can remember how to do posts.)

TP#16

With a sigh of relief she watched the Park Ball still on the ground. Finally Heatmor was caught. For some reason, that battle had seemed to take a lot longer than it actually did. She was glad it was over at any rate. She smiled in Chainy's general direction at another successful capture when motion caught her eye in the opposite direction.

Alphonzo, another so-called Ranger, was standing next to another one that she recognized a little from pictures she had seen once of Leo's family. Then, to her astonishment, Alphonzo shimmered and disappeared, and Leo then stood in his place.

Her eyes narrowed as she stared at them, thinking about what a horrible trick that was when they were out here looking for poachers and other dangerous individuals. Her hands clenched together, and she was on the verge of coming up with a good rant to chew the red-haired Ranger out with when there was a brushing up against her legs.

She looked down to see Haji there, and he looked up at her as he rubbed on her leg again. She felt the calming waves coming from him through their link, trying to soothe her. She blinked a few times and unclenched her hands. She didn't know why she had gotten so angry just now. Sure, Leo's joke was a little careless, but it hadn't brought them any harm. She sighed again. She wanted off of this mountain.

“Thanks, Haji,” she said, reaching down to scratch his ear. He looked pleased enough.

Motion behind her caused her to get up, and then the other Ranger approached. “Hey, I'm Alex. You're Ivy, right?” he asked. She nodded, recognizing him and one of Leo's brothers who had just recently transferred into the Park. “Okay then. I'll be taking you two through. Whenever you two are ready we can move on.”

Relieved that there were no more jokes, she nodded again, turning to River. “Be careful when you got back to get Buzz.” Even though she knew he was probably fine, she still worried. There were other things on the mountain besides them. “Those poachers are still out there. If you need help, come get us okay?”

The Xatu nodded, and with a shimmer of energy, she teleported away, presumably to go get her Trainer. Then again, knowing River, she'd probably leave him out for a while to get sunburned and then make fun of him for napping later. The thought brought a small smile to her face, and she shook her head.

“Hi, Alex. We came out here looking for some poachers that've been causing problems in the Park recently, but we haven't got sight of them yet. Boss wanted us to go 'have fun' on a run too, so here we are. I'm ready to go when you are. Chainy?” she asked, throwing the question in his direction.

ChainReaction01
07-19-2011, 11:43 PM
I watched the ball carefully as it swayed from side to side. Finally, a red light flared as the capture mechanism locked down and the Heatmor was successfully captured. I grinned happily - I had a dear friend who was looking for one of these. It would make a great gift for him.

I looked over to Ivy, and she smiled at me. I felt a flare of happiness - something wasn't right, but it was always good to see her smile. She deserved that.

She suddenly whipped her head around to the side, and I followed her line of sight. A second Ranger was standing next to Alphonso, but this one I actually recognized. It was Alex, one of Leo's younger brothers. He'd been transferred in at Leo's request but hadn't taken any runs yet. It was probably good that this was his first run - if he screwed up he had not one but two Elite Rangers to fix his mistakes.

However, he wasn't the only person I recognized. A black fox-like Pokemon suddenly appeared, like a cloak of invisibility was pulled off of it. It was a Zoroark, and to my knowledge only one Ranger had one of those. Sure enough, Alphonzo's form twisted and distorted, and Leo was revealed in all of his glory. I shot him a very discreet middle finger and sent him a scathing text message, but a small smile creeped across my face. Leo had a real sense of humour.

Leo murmured something to Alex before turning around and walking off. Alex walked over with a smile on his face, but he made a beeline for Ivy.

“Hey, I’m Alex, you’re Ivy right?” he asked her. I watched him carefully, but he didn't try anything untoward. He then walked over to the PokeBall containing my new Heatmor and picked it up before congratulating me.

“We came out here looking for some poachers that've been causing problems in the Park recently, but we haven't got sight of them yet," Ivy informed Alex. "Boss wanted us to go 'have fun' on a run too, so here we are. I'm ready to go when you are. Chainy?”

"Yeah, I'm good to move on." I nodded.

Bumblebee16
07-20-2011, 12:28 AM
Ranger Alex

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“We came out here looking for some poachers that've been causing problems in the Park recently, but we haven't got sight of them yet," Ivy informed me. "Boss wanted us to go 'have fun' on a run too, so here we are. I'm ready to go when you are. Chainy?”

"Yeah, I'm good to move on." He added.

"Poachers huh, interesting." I mumbled, then thinking to myself, "I wonder what Pokemon they're looking for. I'll have to keep my eyes peeled out for them then." I looked around for a trail or something that would lead us away from the mountain, but I could only see one that lead straight up the mountain. Wasn't a path I particularly wanted to take, but I also had to remember that I couldn't go by what I wanted since I was escorting them. I didn't want to do anything that made me look incompetent.

"Alright then. Something tells me we should head up this mountain. We may just be in luck." I said, trying not to sound nervous. I had to get two Elite Rangers on my first run. Why couldn't they take each other. They go on a regular run with one another. One looks after the other so the park rules won't get broke or anything, sounds pretty legit to me. Perhaps I would bring it up and they could use it.

We slowly walked up the side of the mountain. It was pretty steep, but it was climbable(new word of the day). However, if they didn't watch out, they could find themselves with a face full of dirt. I didn't expect to see any interesting Pokemon until we got to the top of the mountain, but then, I saw the most bizzare thing. A Larvesta was riding on back of a Drilbur. What they were doing was unclear to me. Perhaps they were just playing? I sure hoped so because Larvesta didn't stand a chance against Drilbur, I don't even know why they are near each other.

"Would you like to engage them in battle." I asked, having a feeling that they would.

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Battle Stats: Larvesta [100%] and Drilbur [100%] vs WTF[100%] and WTH[100%]

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Trainer stats:

Pokemon Encountered by Winter: Litwick, Cubone, Heatmor, Larvesta
Pokemon Encountered by Chainy: Rapidash, Torkoal, Charmeleon, Drilbur

Encounters Remaining: 11
Pokemon Caught by Winter: Brave/F/Litwick
Pokemon Caught by Chainy: Naive/M/Rapidash, Naughty/M/Torkoal, Brave/M/Heatmor

Winter MCR: o2667/oooooo
Chainy MCR: o1986/oooooo

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Name: James “Chainy” Carter (aka my Ranger)
Total Items: 2x ParkBall; 3x SuperBall; 4x Full Heal; 2x Max Potion; 3x HyperBall; 2x Calming Fragrance Plus; 16x PokeDoll; 5x Honey; Squirtbottle; Pokeplayer; Digital Camera; Fragrance; Type Repellant; Blank Disk x2; Ponyta Voice Disk; Black Aura Reader; Status Bomb x2; Love Potion; Max Revive x2; Premium Honey; Pax-A-Punch

Pokemon Stats (List your Pokemon Stats)

Pokemon: Gallade
Nickname: Dual
Gender: Male
Ability: Steadfast
Nature: Serious
TM/HM/BM/SM/MT: HM01-Cut, HM04-Strength, HM05-Flash, HM08-Rock Smash, TM06-Toxic, TM24-Thunderbolt, TM26-Earthquake, TM33-Reflect, TM45-Thunder Wave, TM48-Rock Slide, TM50-Substitute, TM58-Psych Up, TM59-Hidden Power[GHOST], TM60-Sunny Day, TM72-Shadow Ball, TM88-Brick Break, TM93-Bulk Up, TM95-Taunt, TM96-Light Screen, TM101-Rock Tomb, TM102-Aerial Ace, TM106-Skill Swap, TM107-Snatch, TM117-Drain Punch, TM118-Will-o-Wisp, TM126-Stone Edge, TM132-X-Scissor, TM134-Cross Poison, TM139-Trick Room, Confuse Ray, Shadow Sneak, Ice Punch, Fire Punch, Pain Split, Encore, Thunderpunch, Wish, Mean Look

Pokemon: Swampert - 66%
Nickname: Smash
Gender: Male
Ability: Torrent
Nature: Jolly
TM/HM/BM/SM/MT: HM03-Surf, HM04-Strength, HM07-Waterfall, HM08-Rock Smash, HM09-Dive, HM11-Rock Climb, TM13-Ice Beam, TM126-Stone Edge; TM129-Stealth Rock, Curse, Superpower, Yawn

Pokemon: Breloom
Nickname: Joey
Gender: Male
Ability: Technician
Nature: Careful
TM/HM/BM/SM/MT: HM01-Cut, HM04-Strength, HM05-Flash, HM08-Rock Smash, TM03-Swords Dance, TM06-Toxic, TM48-Rock Slide, TM50-Substitute, TM64-Protect, TM88-Focus Punch, TM93-Bulk Up, TM94-Bullet Seed, TM69-Iron Tail, TM114-Fling, TM147-Low Sweep, Thunderpunch, Synthesis


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Name: Ivy Frost (Going as my Ranger)
Total Items: Digital Camera, Super Potion x5, Full Heal x2, Hyperball x2, Superball x2, Parkball x3, Intermediate Voice Disk (Drilbur), Uncommon Voice Disk (Darumaka), Poképlayer, Park Voucher (3.5k Value Left), Max Revive x2

Pokemon Stats

Crobat - Haxbat
Gender: Male
Nature: Careful
Ability: Inner Focus
TM: U-turn, Roost, Protect, Taunt, Sludge Bomb, Hidden Power Steel
BM/SM/MT: Quick Attack, Brave Bird

Ambipom
Gender: Male
Nature: Jolly
Ability: Technician
TM: Ice Punch, Brick Break, Thunderwave, Taunt, U-turn
BM/SM/MT: None

Espeon - Haji - 100%
Gender: Male
Nature: Calm
Ability: Synchronize
TM: Hidden Power Fire, Grass Knot, Shadow Ball, Skill Swap, Sunny Day, Calm Mind
BM/SM/MT: Heal Bell
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ChainReaction01
07-20-2011, 02:13 PM
"Poachers huh? Interesting..." Alex muttered. I wondered if he was nervous about being on an expedition like this for his very first outing. I know I would have been - my first run was with a Pokemon Trainer that I hadn't heard from in years, coincidentally right on this very mountain. He'd gifted me the Houndour he caught before leaving on an adventure to other continents. The puppy had been energetic and boisterous, not at all suited to Ranger life, so I'd given him to Jathan. Last I saw it, the dog was trying to perfect the Inferno technique. Inferno was like Zap Cannon in that it was incredibly unwieldy but potent and dangerous.

"Alright then. Something tells me we should head up this mountain. We may just be in luck," Alex said to us in a much clearer tone of voice. I, however, groaned inwardly - I hated physical exertion, especially uphill exertion, ESPECIALLY in the baking-hot sun. I choked it back though - no doubt Ivy would tell me off if I refused, probably for being lazy or undermining the poor kid's confidence or something - and followed my new Ranger up the mountain.

It wasn't an easy climb, but then none ever were. My clothes stuck to my back and neck, and I was openly panting. Again, I considered summoning Smash to ride or just to keep cool, but there were multiple reasons I did not, the foremost being the heat sapped my will do to anything more than soldier forward, even something as minute as reaching up to my belt.

We reached a small plateau about a third of the way up the mountain. I was about to beg for a rest when Alex suddenly stopped moving and I nearly crashed into him. I clasped onto my knees and gasped as small drops of sweat fell from my forehead onto the dry ground. Small swirls of dust moved away from the contact and I watched entranced by the rotation of the particles before they collapsed back onto the ground.

"Would you like to engage them in battle?" Alex asked, quite formally.

For a second I thought he meant the small swirls, but a couple of seconds later I realised there was probably a couple of Pokemon nearby that he and Ivy were looking at. Wearily, I raised my head to check out what my next Encounter was.

My jaw dropped open.

A small black mole Pokemon with bright silver claws and a white face was jumping around on all fours happily like a horse being broken by a rider. Its rider wasn't human, though - it was a worm-like creature that I recognised as a Larvesta. Its carapace was brown, but it had a white mane of hair and small red strands that waved in the air as the Drilbur underneath it cavorted about.

Larvesta were incredibly rare, and it would make an excellent catch, but I was more interested in the Drilbur. Its evolved form Excadrill was incredibly fast and strong, and I knew of many Trainers that would kill to add one to their team. Hopefully Ivy wouldn't mind if I tried to capture it, but it never hurt to ask, just to be sure.

"Hey Ivy, mind if I go after the Drilbur?" I asked. "Of course, the Larvesta is all yours."

Perhaps I'd get some brownie points for offering the rarer Pokemon to her, but that wasn't my chief concern at the moment. Whether or not she was okay with it, I knew exactly which Pokemon I was going to use. No offense to Smash or Joey, but this battle would require my strongest, most intelligent, and unbelievably trustworthy Pokemon. My Gallade, Dual. His wide range of abilities, both offensive and defensive, would allow me to keep an eye on both of the Pokemon in play so I could help Ivy out if needed. A small sigh escaped me - I seriously doubted Joey would ever get his chance to shine.

I picked Dual's PokeBall off my belt and threw it onto the ground in front of us. A white flash revealed Dual in all of his masculine glory - being a highly experienced warrior Pokemon it would take more than a single battle to tire him out.

I decided to start this battle defensively - these were both powerful creatures, even if they weren't fully evolved. They both shared one very conspicuous weakness, though - both Larvesta and Drilbur were very much physical attackers. One of Dual's defensive techniques would be the perfect opening move.

"Dual, set up a Reflect and be ready for any tricks!" I commanded.

Dual nodded and clapped his hands together. The smack of his palms meeting echoed around the mountain. His horn and crest began to glow with a blue nimbus and he drew his hands apart. A bright blue rectangle expanded in front of him, stopping when it was about five feet in height. He slid his right arm across the Reflect and I heard a very distinctive snick sound as the barrier snapped into place like a shield. This method of Reflect didn't provide protection to my battle partner, but it was much more potent and easier to use this way.

WinterVines
07-20-2011, 09:09 PM
(OOC: inb4 I do all 35k in one post. Bee, your rolls are amazing. Female Larvesta please ^^)

TP#17

Alex decided to take them up the mountainside, and Ivy was just fine with that. The sooner they got this over with, the better. There was something about the mountain today that just didn't sit right with her, but she couldn't place what it was. It made her on edge, and whatever it was messed with her mind.

As they continued on their way, Ivy reached out with her senses, trying to feel anything that would help them. She didn't know what was wrong, and it bothered her. However, she couldn't find anything. She was a bit sour that she was too new at it to be able to help any, but other than ask Haji, there wasn't anything she could really do.

He was sensing too though, and he came to her rescue as her mind tried to settle into scathing self-thoughts. He spoke softly as to not hurt her mental ears. They were still a little sore. “The mountain is uneasy. Do you see the way the earth churns and the air swirls?”

Ivy focused in on the things he pointed out, eager for a lesson in how to use this power. She saw the way the energy clouds shifted and twisted, and once she recognized it, it was easy to see it in other objects: random Pokémon they passed, the rocks, even the clouds above them. She wondered what it was from and if they should be super worried. Worst case scenario, it was the volcano...

“I do not think it is the sea of fire. Perhaps your poachers?” Haji offered. She breathed a sigh of relief.

She wiped a trail of sweat off her forehead as she thought for a moment. “You know, now that I think of it, there were some devices in the Gardens when we went with Daniel. Do you remember?” Haji nodded in response, and it was yet another piece of food for thought.

At least all of these musings were keeping her mind off the heat. Well, mostly anyway. Not for the first time, she questioned her wardrobe. The turtleneck was beginning to get very hot on the back of her neck, and that wasn't helped by her long, red hair either. She was lucky she wasn't carrying all of her Ranger supplies. The vest coat was already heavy enough. At least she wasn't going to get very burned covered up though, except for maybe the top of her head. On that thought, she popped the red hood up, covering that sensitive skin where her hair parted on top.

They trudged on, and eventually they came to a plateau-type place near one of the checkpoints going up the mountain. It was leveled out as good as a place like this could get, and decent sized rocks littered the area, like everywhere else. Once you've seen one rocky field, you've seen them all.

Suddenly, Alex motioned to two forms moving across the way. As she looked, her eyes widened a little. One was a mole-like Pokémon that was dark in color with blue stripes across it. It had a pale face and a longer nose, and there were curved claws on the ends of its paws. She recognized it as a Drilbur, the pre-evolution of a very rare and powerful Ground-type Pokémon.

That wasn't the amazing part though, as she had heard of a few Trainers having them. What she was really looking at was the Pokémon riding on top of the Drilbur like they were playing Cowboy. It was a Bug-type with a worm-like body lined with stubby legs. A crazy head of pure white hair decorated it, sort of looking like a Shiftry's mane. Fire-colored spines stuck out of it, designed in a star or sun pattern. What really got her was the piercing blue eyes though. They connected with hers and she couldn't seem to look away, like it was daring her to challenge it.

She barely noticed Alex speak as he said, “Would you like to engage them in battle?”

Then she remembered she wasn't alone on the mountain. She looked away from the bug to see Chainy looking back at her, a question forming. “Hey Ivy, mind if I go after the Drilbur? Of course, the Larvesta is all yours.”

She nodded, still a little shocked that such a rare Pokémon would present itself to them. She had heard of very few people that had one.

Losing herself in thoughts again, she was brought back to the present by Chainy reaching for a Ball on his belt. In a flash, Dual reappeared while flexing his muscles. She knew he had a lot of stamina being a Fighting-type, even though he had just battled not very long before. That reminded her that she needed to choose one of her partners to battle too.

Her first instinct was to call on Haxbat. She could feel him hovering close, out of sight from everyone. She didn't want to start a fight between them though, no matter how good the giant Crobat would be in this battle. She didn't know if she could take them snubbing her again. Her hands curled into themselves at the thought. She hated that feeling.

The Gallade set up a Reflect screen in front of him and waited for the opponents to move. The barrier was good for fending off physical attacks, though it didn't do any good for special ones. While the Drilbur probably specialized in the former, she figured Larvesta was capable of a ton of powerful Fire moves. Maybe Dual should've put up a Light Screen too.

That didn't help solve her dilemma though. She still didn't know who to send. Haji had just battled, and though she could feel that he was fine, she didn't want to tire him out. He wasn't like Dual in terms of battle after battle since the Espeon dealt more mind attacks that sapped on his mental health. She also wouldn't turn this into a contest, even if she could feel her competitive fires heating up. She wouldn't risk her partners for something foolish like that.

Instead, she reached into her pocket for a different Pokéball, one she hadn't used in a while. “Come on out, Ambipom,” she called. “Even if this is probably a dumb idea.”

A flash of light revealed a purple-colored monkey that stood upright. Two normal arms waved around in excitement, and they were followed by his two tails that had much longer reach and were capped with hand-like appendages. A tuft of hair and big ears completed him, and he looked happy to be out and about.

She didn't use her Ambipom much. She didn't have a lot of time lately to work on new techniques since she had been swamped with work, so his still list was a little shorter than the others. Hopefully they could think of just enough to make this work though.

“Hey there, Ambi,” she said, and he returned it with a happy call of his own. “See those two over there?” She pointed, and the jolly monkey turned more serious as he measured the adversaries. “Our goal is to capture the Larvesta while Chainy goes after the Drilbur. I think this could be fun.”

Ambipom jumped up and down in place at the prospect of having a good time, the grin never leaving his face. She couldn't help smiling too.

“That's what I like to see! Now, to start off, let's get your acting on. I want you to dash up closer and make the creepiest face you can. Astonish them and draw their attention to you. Dual put up a Reflect, but Larvesta can be a hard hitter in the special area, and we can buy them some time to get into their groove if we distract them.” Ivy looked back out at the field and decided to add on one more request.

“After that, even though it's risky, can you Taunt them? Wave your arms, make faces, mock them with your calls, do whatever it takes to keep their attention and provoke them into attacking. That'll give Dual an opening if he needs it, and then we can plan our next step once we see how they battle. Remember to have some fun with it!” she reminded him, and he looked pleased enough.

The monkey hopped from foot to foot back and forth as he prepared his combination. While she didn't want Ambipom getting hurt, the opening would help her partner, and Dual could help weaken the Larvesta too. Ambipom wasn't the move master yet, so they'd have to work very carefully with what they had. Once she could study the wild Pokémon's battle habits, she could form a better plan.

Bumblebee16
07-21-2011, 05:07 AM
OOC: Genders on these mofos

Ranger Alex

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They both appeared to be interested by the two Pokémon we had encountered. I was sort of glad because the hunch I had was right and we did get lucky. Chain didn’t waste any time. I could clearly see which Pokémon he wanted, which meant Larvesta was up for grabs by Ivy if she wanted it, if not then perhaps she could help by fending it off. Chain immediately summoned his Gallade, Dual. I heard from Cameron that Dual and Mindbender had some sort of thing. Wasn’t sure how well that went. His choice was had to make because, looking at his roster, all the Pokémon he brought were somewhat weak to Larvesta in some way or another. Since Gallade was his most trusted, I suppose it made those most sense.

"Dual, set up a Reflect and be ready for any tricks!" Chain ordered.

Chain and Dual didn’t wait for Winter to send out her Pokémon. Instead they decided to strengthen up their defenses while they waited. It was a fair choice, given that Drilbur was mainly a physical attacker. His horn began glowing as a small, nearly invisible shield formed in front of him. With that, the battle officially began.

Winter finally made a choice and sent out a Pokémon. This one was a pretty good choice. Espeon, in my opinion would have had a hard time, but Crobat perhaps would have been a better choice. At least Ambipom was fast and had a pretty diverse movepool. The small double-tailed Pokémon readied himself for battle. He waved his tails happily and waited for orders.

“Hey there, Ambi,” Ivy said, “See those two over there? Our goal is to capture the Larvesta while Chainy goes after the Drilbur. I think this could be fun.” Her Ambipom appeared to be excited by all this. “That's what I like to see! Now, to start off, let's get your acting on. I want you to dash up closer and make the creepiest face you can. Astonish them and draw their attention to you. Dual put up a Reflect, but Larvesta can be a hard hitter in the special area, and we can buy them some time to get into their groove if we distract them. After that, even though it's risky, can you Taunt them? Wave your arms, make faces, mock them with your calls, do whatever it takes to keep their attention and provoke them into attacking. That'll give Dual an opening if he needs it, and then we can plan our next step once we see how they battle. Remember to have some fun with it!”

Ambipom darted off towards Larvesta and swung both his arms at the bug. The Larva Pokémon flinched a bit as the attack hit it. I saw a light brown color coming from the wild Drilbur’s direction. It’s claws were enlarging and he began clawing them into the ground, as if sharpening them.

As Larvesta regained its balance, Ambipom waved his arms wildly and made kid faces at Larvesta. I don't know why Pokemon let stuff like that get to them, but Larvesta was quickly angered by it and its body caught on fire. It then charged forward at Ambipom and slammed its body into the double-handed monkey, causing him to gasp for air as the bug nailed him in the stomach. Then the Fire type quickly retreated behind Drilbur. Now the mole had finished his Hone Claws move and raised his claws into the air and he began spinning rapidly. Then he charged himself towards Gallade. I watched and waited to see how this Trainer would react.

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Battle Stats: Larvesta -Spd1- [87%] (Used Flame Charge) and Drilbur -Att/Acc1- [100%] (Used Hone Claws, using Aerial Ace )

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Ambipom [89%] Used Astonish and Taunt and Dual REF1 [74%] (Used Reflect)

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Trainer stats:

Pokemon Encountered by Winter: Litwick, Cubone, Heatmor, Larvesta
Pokemon Encountered by Chainy: Rapidash, Torkoal, Charmeleon, Drilbur

Encounters Remaining: 11
Pokemon Caught by Winter: Brave/F/Litwick
Pokemon Caught by Chainy: Naive/M/Rapidash, Naughty/M/Torkoal, Brave/M/Heatmor

Winter MCR: 30.2% Complete o1o583/o35ooo
Chainy MCR: 27.2% Complete o68oo/o25ooo

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Name: James “Chainy” Carter (aka my Ranger)
Total Items: 2x ParkBall; 3x SuperBall; 4x Full Heal; 2x Max Potion; 3x HyperBall; 2x Calming Fragrance Plus; 16x PokeDoll; 5x Honey; Squirtbottle; Pokeplayer; Digital Camera; Fragrance; Type Repellant; Blank Disk x2; Ponyta Voice Disk; Black Aura Reader; Status Bomb x2; Love Potion; Max Revive x2; Premium Honey; Pax-A-Punch

Pokemon Stats (List your Pokemon Stats)

Pokemon: Gallade
Nickname: Dual
Gender: Male
Ability: Steadfast
Nature: Serious
TM/HM/BM/SM/MT: HM01-Cut, HM04-Strength, HM05-Flash, HM08-Rock Smash, TM06-Toxic, TM24-Thunderbolt, TM26-Earthquake, TM33-Reflect, TM45-Thunder Wave, TM48-Rock Slide, TM50-Substitute, TM58-Psych Up, TM59-Hidden Power[GHOST], TM60-Sunny Day, TM72-Shadow Ball, TM88-Brick Break, TM93-Bulk Up, TM95-Taunt, TM96-Light Screen, TM101-Rock Tomb, TM102-Aerial Ace, TM106-Skill Swap, TM107-Snatch, TM117-Drain Punch, TM118-Will-o-Wisp, TM126-Stone Edge, TM132-X-Scissor, TM134-Cross Poison, TM139-Trick Room, Confuse Ray, Shadow Sneak, Ice Punch, Fire Punch, Pain Split, Encore, Thunderpunch, Wish, Mean Look

Pokemon: Swampert - 66%
Nickname: Smash
Gender: Male
Ability: Torrent
Nature: Jolly
TM/HM/BM/SM/MT: HM03-Surf, HM04-Strength, HM07-Waterfall, HM08-Rock Smash, HM09-Dive, HM11-Rock Climb, TM13-Ice Beam, TM126-Stone Edge; TM129-Stealth Rock, Curse, Superpower, Yawn

Pokemon: Breloom
Nickname: Joey
Gender: Male
Ability: Technician
Nature: Careful
TM/HM/BM/SM/MT: HM01-Cut, HM04-Strength, HM05-Flash, HM08-Rock Smash, TM03-Swords Dance, TM06-Toxic, TM48-Rock Slide, TM50-Substitute, TM64-Protect, TM88-Focus Punch, TM93-Bulk Up, TM94-Bullet Seed, TM69-Iron Tail, TM114-Fling, TM147-Low Sweep, Thunderpunch, Synthesis


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Name: Ivy Frost (Going as my Ranger)
Total Items: Digital Camera, Super Potion x5, Full Heal x2, Hyperball x2, Superball x2, Parkball x3, Intermediate Voice Disk (Drilbur), Uncommon Voice Disk (Darumaka), Poképlayer, Park Voucher (3.5k Value Left), Max Revive x2

Pokemon Stats

Crobat - Haxbat
Gender: Male
Nature: Careful
Ability: Inner Focus
TM: U-turn, Roost, Protect, Taunt, Sludge Bomb, Hidden Power Steel
BM/SM/MT: Quick Attack, Brave Bird

Ambipom
Gender: Male
Nature: Jolly
Ability: Technician
TM: Ice Punch, Brick Break, Thunderwave, Taunt, U-turn
BM/SM/MT: None

Espeon - Haji - 100%
Gender: Male
Nature: Calm
Ability: Synchronize
TM: Hidden Power Fire, Grass Knot, Shadow Ball, Skill Swap, Sunny Day, Calm Mind
BM/SM/MT: Heal Bell
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ChainReaction01
07-21-2011, 01:16 PM
OOC: Male Drilbur plz. Also Winter said she wanted a female, you inattentive person.

Ivy summoned out an Ambipom, a Normal-type monkey Pokemon with two very prehensile tails that could be used as extra limbs. I was moderately surprised - I didn't know Ivy had one of those. Just Haji and Haxbat. I shuddered a little bit as I remembered the Crobat - the Flying-type would have been perfect for this battle but Ivy still hadn't hadn't chosen to use it. Probably because she didn't want any unnecessary frictions between us. I felt a small warmness and resolved to pay her back somehow. Unless she asked to be paid back, of course. Brownie points didn't work if you asked to spend them.

My partner commanded her Pokemon to Astonish the Larvesta and then Taunt the pair of Wild Pokemon. Ambipom galloped towards the Bug-typed Pokemon using both of his large tails as rear legs. When he got right in front of the pair of Pokemon he reared up high on his tails and made some shocking faces right next to the Larvesta. Shocked, the Bug-type tumbled off the Drilbur's back and onto the ground. Ambipom then started swaying from side to side and grinning at the pair of them while making obscene gestures with its front arms, attempting to Taunt them. The Larvesta wasn't happy with the insulting act of the Normal-type, but the Drilbur didn't seem to have noticed. It was raking its claws on the ground and a light brown glow was emanating from them. It might have been a trick of the eyes, but its claws seemed to be growing larger as the Ground-type sharpened and purified them.

The Larvesta looked angrily at Ambipom. It was definitely under the effect of the Normal-type's Taunt. It made a high-pitched squealing sound and fire rose up from underneath its body, surrounding its carapace. The Bug-type rushed towards Ambipom, faster than I would have believed possible. It jumped at the last second, crashing into Ambipom's stomach and knocking it out of the way before retreating back behind the Drilbur. I was guessing it was a Timid little beast - no Brave or Sassy Pokemon would flee after attacking. The flame retreated with it and stayed writhing around the Larvesta - probably an after-effect of the move or its ability or something.

I used the opportunity to devise my strategy. The best way to capture a Pokemon was to inflict a status condition on it. Dual was great at this - he could inflict any and all of them. Poison by Toxic, Freeze by Ice Punch, Burn by Will-o-Wisp, Paralysis by Thunder Wave, and Sleep by Hypnosis. Unfortunately, being a digging Pokemon, Drilbur would easily be able to fight with his eyes closed, so Hypnosis would be a risky shot. Likewise, since my target was a Ground-type Pokemon, he was impervious to Thunder Wave. Seeing as the Freeze chance of Ice Punch was incredibly low, that left me with just Poison and Burn. Seeing as both sapped the afflicted Pokemon's vitality, I decided to go with Burn - it'd put a huge dent in the Drilbur's attacking power, which was great because Dual's physical defenses were sub-par. I even had a great idea on how to boost the burn chance.

"Dual, that Larvesta is probably carrying Flame Body as an ability. Use Skill Swap to steal the fire for yourself!" I called.

There was an equal chance that the Larvesta was using Swarm, but I didn't have anything to lose. This way a potential hindrance was out of the way and Dual's defensive and offensive powers might receive a welcome boost. Dual held out his left hand towards the Larvesta and closed his eyes as he concentrated on the move. It wasn't an easy one to pull off - he had to know his self, where his powers came from, and then willingly hand them over to his opponent, which went against his instincts as a warrior. He also had to know the inner workings of the Larvesta, which of course he didn't naturally - he'd have to root around in the Bug-type's head and try to find what he needed as quickly as possible.

Of course, the Drilbur chose this time to attack. It raised its claws into the air and began rotating quickly before launching into the air, flying towards Dual. I knew exactly what I wanted to do, but it'd cause Dual a bit of pain, and I hated that. Despite this, I knew that he'd never forgive me for not ordering a combo just because it would spare him some momentary discomfort.

"Alright Dual, use the Reflect to ward off that incoming attack, and hit the Drilbur with a point-blank Will-o-Wisp!" I yelled.

The Gallade opened his eyes and saw the incoming drill attack. He raised the makeshift Reflect shield on his right arm up, preparing to take the impact. Fire began swirling around his left hand, although whether it was the Skill Swap or his Will-o-Wisp preparation, I wasn't sure. I didn't even know if the Skill Swap technique had worked - Dual might have had to cancel it to start on the Fire attack. All I could do was hope.

Dual braced his shoulder for the incoming attack, and pulled back his fire-coated arm, preparing to last forward and strike the Drilbur with it as soon as the Ground-type came within range.

WinterVines
07-21-2011, 08:45 PM
(OOC: Yeah, what he said.)

TP#18

Ivy blew a puff of air upward, knocking the hair away from her forehead. She had no idea what to do.

That was her fault though, as she should've been putting equal time into all of her Pokémon. Instead, Haji and Haxbat, the two that went with her most often, got more practice than poor Ambipom. Now they were short moved, limiting what they could do here. They needed to get creative, but she wasn't sure how. At least Ambipom would be willing to do almost anything to please her, being the jolly Pokémon he was. He was more likely to have a good time than seriously injure a wild Pokémon, and he might even make the little Larvesta more friendly if he tried.

Ivy pulled her hood back down as she thought of what to do, brushing her hair out of it so it flowed down her back instead of getting caught in the collar. She could feel the heat on her neck and almost wished she were in the Lakes right now instead. They had a job to do though, so she wasn't going to back out just because of a little discomfort.

The Larvesta had retreated behind the Drilbur after attacking, and Ivy wondered what sort of nature she had. She seemed a little skiddish, but the Ranger was sure that once she was comfortable she'd be fine. Those piercing blue eyes caught hers again as they looked at each other, her pointy flame spines waving with the slight breeze that came over the field.

Chainy looked a little surprised upon seeing Ambipom. She wondered if he forgot she had one. While it was true she didn't use him much, there were still a few times that he was significant. That first run she had with Alaska when they got trapped in the Meteor Valley caves was one of them. Ambi was the one she sent to Chainy to get them help. They could've wandered around forever otherwise. The monkey was also involved in a lot of pranks around the office, like when they stole Buzz's hat in order to get him to do some work.

Chainy was probably too busy thinking on the battle though, like she should be. He told the Gallade to perform a Skill Swap with Larvesta, seeing what ability it had. Swarm wouldn't be too useful for the Psychic, but at least it wouldn't let the Bug power up her moves. Flame Body was more of the worry. If she had that, when Dual went to hit, he could be burned. At least this way he could be protected from that either way. That was, if it worked.

Movement from the Drilbur caught her attention, and in a second, he was racing off toward Dual to try and attack him. Chainy seemed to be on top of what he was doing though. “Alright, Dual, use the Reflect to ward off that incoming attack and hit the Drilbur with a point-blank Will-o-Wisp!” he called.

Her first reaction was wanting to head off the Drilbur. Ambipom did know the Ice Punch technique, and being a Ground-type, that was sure to hurt him a little. If Chainy had a plan though, she didn't want to mess it up by getting in the way. Conflicted, she tried to think rapidly of what she would do. If Dual was working on the Skill Swap, he might not be able to concentrate on both at the same time. Sure, he had a Reflect up, but if she remembered, Drilbur had a move that could shatter screens...

She didn't want Chainy to get mad at her though, so she decided to let the Drilbur be and decided to focus on the Larvesta. If they got in the way, Gallade could hit Ambipom instead too. She didn't want that even more than the first thing.

“Alright, Ambi, let's be tricky. We don't want to get in the way.”

The purple monkey's ears picked up at her words, and she could see the hands on his two tails clench and unclench in anticipation for the next task. He always had fun when they were playing pranks on Buzzer. Hopefully that would come in handy.

“I want you to run around with your Agility. Really pick up some speed.” The monkey nodded at the plan so far. She debated using a sound move to throw the wilds off, but she didn't want to break Dual's concentration too, so she decided against it. Taking a look around the rocky field, she got another idea. “Let's use the sand on the ground. Kick it up and make some dust clouds. We can throw off their aim a little maybe. Got it so far?”

Ambipom nodded and scuffed his feet against the ground, making small indents and itching to get going. She was a little concerned about Drilbur's abilities, since most of them powered it up in the sand, but she felt she had to do something. There was a chance that the dust kicked up would only be focused around Larvesta. If not, they would take their chances. If anything, Dual could maybe lift an ability off of him if it became a problem.

“Okay, run around Larvesta as fast as you can to get it out of sight and away from its partner. Dual shouldn't be hindered by the dirt since he's working on a mental ability. Then I want you to get out of there and hang out on the sidelines. Use your Fling to chuck some of these smaller rocks at Larvesta. We don't want to hurt her too bad. Oh, remember that came we played with the bowling pin, the hula hoop, and the small sand bags?” she asked. Ambipom broke out into a smile and nodded. “Good, do something like that, only Larvesta is the bowling pin. Try to land them that close. You'll have some trouble seeing with the dirt I think, but throw when you feel its right. There's enough of these small rocks that it shouldn't be too much of a problem. You throw enough of them, one of them might hit. We can make a bet of it.”

If possible, Ambipom got more excited and clapped his hands together. He liked games and competitions. She continued, “If you can hit Larvesta with three rocks, we can go out for ice cream on the way home. Your choice and no cherry.” He hated cherry flavor.

Ambipom nodded and called out cheerfully, turning back to the field. His eyes focused on Larvesta, though she saw them flick back to the Drilbur a little too as he was getting closer. That reminded her.

“One last thing, Ambi. Watch that Drilbur once the sand is up. If he's a problem, try to avoid him and get back here. Now go!” she called, anticipating how her semi-plan would work out.

Bumblebee16
07-21-2011, 11:49 PM
Ranger Alex

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"Dual, that Larvesta is probably carrying Flame Body as an ability. Use Skill Swap to steal the fire for yourself!" Chain called out to Gallade. The idea itself was pretty smart. I gave him props for it. By taking Flame Body, he would not only protect himself from accidently activating it, but he would get to use it on Drilbur when it attacked. Not sure if I would have thought of this, but I knew I would sure use this in a battle whenever I came into the park as a trainer. I suppose I could learn from him.

Drilbur looked like a spinning top coming towards Dual. "Alright Dual, use the Reflect to ward off that incoming attack, and hit the Drilbur with a point-blank Will-o-Wisp!" He said, a little louder than needed. I looked over towards the Psychic, dual-bladed Pokémon. I could see him beginning to work and using his hands to create a small barrier in front of him. Drilbur slammed right into him and the force field like energy causing a small explosion of dirt and fire. Drilbur began to retreat, but his body suddenly caught fire and the little mole growled in pain. This was one bad ass mofo though, he didn’t fall back to heal up more health, instead he readied himself to continue attacking.

Dual moved closer towards Larvesta, who was focused on the Ambipom. I hadn’t been paying attention to Ivy and Ambipom, I wasn’t even sure what she ordered him to do, but I saw the little monkey running around in circles, getting faster and faster each second. He made a sharp stop behind the Larvesta, near a small pile of rocks. He began chunking the rocks at the Fire Pokémon, it was a super effective attack so it was sure to do some damage. Not only that, but she was using her surroundings pretty well, it was impressive. I looked over at Dual who had already connected with Larvesta and was beginning the swapping process. The process itself didn’t take long; it was the actual linking minds with your opponent that took a while to complete. I saw a quick burst of fire engulf Dual, but only for a split second. It didn’t seem to hurt him, so that meant Skill Swap had to have worked.

I could tell Drilbur was ready to go again. He had his claws raised high in the air and they were spinning rapidly. He moved on top of Larvesta. The Bug Pokémon raised her head and blew together strong winds to form a small twister. Drilbur was sucked up into the twister and he spun around rapidly over and over again. Larvesta was controlling those winds like a master airbender. They sort of gave Drilbur flying abilities, as long as the larva didn’t stop the Twister move. Suddenly, Drilbur was launched at Dual, forcing his claws into the Psychic Pokmeon’s body. He flew so fast into the Gallade that he had to have taken some recoil damage. Gallade winced at the pain, but stood his ground. Drilbur’s body caught fire again, causing him more pain. This battle was definitely interesting. The two could sure work great as a team, Chain and Ivy were going to have to be careful.

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Battle Stats: Larvesta, F/Steadfast -Spd1- [59%] (Used Gust) and Drilbur, M - Att/Acc1- BRN [80.2%] (Used Aerial Ace, Drill Run )

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Ambipom [89%] Used Agility, Fling and Dual/Flame Body REF1 [57%] (Used Reflect, Skill Swap Reflect)

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Trainer stats:

Pokemon Encountered by Winter: Litwick, Cubone, Heatmor, Larvesta
Pokemon Encountered by Chainy: Rapidash, Torkoal, Charmeleon, Drilbur

Encounters Remaining: 11
Pokemon Caught by Winter: Brave/F/Litwick
Pokemon Caught by Chainy: Naive/M/Rapidash, Naughty/M/Torkoal, Brave/M/Heatmor

Winter MCR: 47.7% Complete o16711/o35ooo
Chainy MCR: 47.2% Complete o11816/o25ooo

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Name: James “Chainy” Carter (aka my Ranger)
Total Items: 2x ParkBall; 3x SuperBall; 4x Full Heal; 2x Max Potion; 3x HyperBall; 2x Calming Fragrance Plus; 16x PokeDoll; 5x Honey; Squirtbottle; Pokeplayer; Digital Camera; Fragrance; Type Repellant; Blank Disk x2; Ponyta Voice Disk; Black Aura Reader; Status Bomb x2; Love Potion; Max Revive x2; Premium Honey; Pax-A-Punch

Pokemon Stats (List your Pokemon Stats)

Pokemon: Gallade
Nickname: Dual
Gender: Male
Ability: Steadfast
Nature: Serious
TM/HM/BM/SM/MT: HM01-Cut, HM04-Strength, HM05-Flash, HM08-Rock Smash, TM06-Toxic, TM24-Thunderbolt, TM26-Earthquake, TM33-Reflect, TM45-Thunder Wave, TM48-Rock Slide, TM50-Substitute, TM58-Psych Up, TM59-Hidden Power[GHOST], TM60-Sunny Day, TM72-Shadow Ball, TM88-Brick Break, TM93-Bulk Up, TM95-Taunt, TM96-Light Screen, TM101-Rock Tomb, TM102-Aerial Ace, TM106-Skill Swap, TM107-Snatch, TM117-Drain Punch, TM118-Will-o-Wisp, TM126-Stone Edge, TM132-X-Scissor, TM134-Cross Poison, TM139-Trick Room, Confuse Ray, Shadow Sneak, Ice Punch, Fire Punch, Pain Split, Encore, Thunderpunch, Wish, Mean Look

Pokemon: Swampert - 66%
Nickname: Smash
Gender: Male
Ability: Torrent
Nature: Jolly
TM/HM/BM/SM/MT: HM03-Surf, HM04-Strength, HM07-Waterfall, HM08-Rock Smash, HM09-Dive, HM11-Rock Climb, TM13-Ice Beam, TM126-Stone Edge; TM129-Stealth Rock, Curse, Superpower, Yawn

Pokemon: Breloom
Nickname: Joey
Gender: Male
Ability: Technician
Nature: Careful
TM/HM/BM/SM/MT: HM01-Cut, HM04-Strength, HM05-Flash, HM08-Rock Smash, TM03-Swords Dance, TM06-Toxic, TM48-Rock Slide, TM50-Substitute, TM64-Protect, TM88-Focus Punch, TM93-Bulk Up, TM94-Bullet Seed, TM69-Iron Tail, TM114-Fling, TM147-Low Sweep, Thunderpunch, Synthesis


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Name: Ivy Frost (Going as my Ranger)
Total Items: Digital Camera, Super Potion x5, Full Heal x2, Hyperball x2, Superball x2, Parkball x3, Intermediate Voice Disk (Drilbur), Uncommon Voice Disk (Darumaka), Poképlayer, Park Voucher (3.5k Value Left), Max Revive x2

Pokemon Stats

Crobat - Haxbat
Gender: Male
Nature: Careful
Ability: Inner Focus
TM: U-turn, Roost, Protect, Taunt, Sludge Bomb, Hidden Power Steel
BM/SM/MT: Quick Attack, Brave Bird

Ambipom
Gender: Male
Nature: Jolly
Ability: Technician
TM: Ice Punch, Brick Break, Thunderwave, Taunt, U-turn
BM/SM/MT: None

Espeon - Haji - 100%
Gender: Male
Nature: Calm
Ability: Synchronize
TM: Hidden Power Fire, Grass Knot, Shadow Ball, Skill Swap, Sunny Day, Calm Mind
BM/SM/MT: Heal Bell
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ChainReaction01
07-22-2011, 12:56 PM
The light blue forcefield of Dual’s Reflect creeped up his arm, wrapping around his hand to provide better leverage and greater protection from the attack. The shield flared bright blue and I had to shield my eyes just before the Drilbur made contact. I didn’t see what happened, but I could hear it, and my imagination filled in the gaps. I could see in my head the Drilbur spinning against the Reflect, and Dual bracing his shield arm with his other arm. I opened my eyes just a crack in time to see Dual push the Drilbur back, causing a small explosion of dirt. He then shoved his hand forwards and a small fireball expanded, pushing the little mole back. It growled angrily as the writhing red fireball brushed it’s grey skin and backed off a little bit, but it continued to watch the Gallade carefully. I could see that by the way it was favouring its left side that the Will-o-Wisp attack had successfully burned it.

I looked over at Ambipom – I hadn’t heard Ivy’s orders but she’d obviously given them. The Normal-type was running in very quick circles, throwing sand all over the place. I was a bit worried the Drilbur would be able to use the sand clouds to its advantage, but a few wisps of dirt did not a sandstorm make. Once the Larvesta was coiling around in the dirt, Ambipom pounded over to a small pile of rocks and began chucking them at the Bug Pokemon. I heard screeches of pain as the rocks made contact – Larvesta’s Bug/Fire typing meant that Rock attacks did a super-huge amount of damage.

Dual took advantage of the Larvesta’s momentary weakness to finish off the Skill Swap. He stepped a bit closer and put his left arm out again. A small but sudden burst of fire shot away from the Larvesta towards Dual. The tongue of flame coiled around Dual’s arm and down to his protrusion, sinking into the red triangle. A quick circle of fire expanded out around the Gallade, signalling that the Skill Swap was complete.

The Drilbur had managed to inch its way over to the Larvesta. It held its claws together and began to spin as some winds whipped up around the Bug-type. They continued to get stronger and stronger, until the dust and rocks completely obscured the Larvesta from sight, and the Drilbur began to spin again as he rose up into the air. I was incredibly impressed with the Larvesta’s abilities – it was able to lift a whole other Pokemon using a weak move that it didn’t even have STAB on! Truly it was a powerful Pokemon worth catching. I felt a twitch of jealousy towards Ivy being the one to catch it, but I pushed the feeling down. The Drilbur was a worthy catch too.

The Drilbur flew around and around before shooting towards Dual like it had been fired from a slingshot. The Ground-type’s claws dug into the Gallade’s chest, straight through his Reflect shield, and he hissed in pain. At least the shield had managed to block most of the attack. Dual growled and pushed the Drilbur away, gasping slightly as he disengaged. The sand might have activated the Drilbur’s Sand Force Ability – that would explain why the little mole Pokemon was still putting out loads of damage despite its burn.

I needed to get Dual away from it for a little bit. I had a sudden idea, so I reached out for Haji. Is it okay if I contact Ivy? I asked the small Psychic cat.

He replied in the affirmative, and I prepared to brush my mind against Ivy’s. My plan was to swap attack targets, and to plan it via telepathic communication so the pair wouldn’t see it coming. They were clearly experienced tag team battlers – we’d need to work like professionals too if we wanted to capture them without the loss of a Pokemon.

Hey Ivy? I asked carefully. You wanna try swapping attack targets?

I was reasonably sure that she would, but it was always polite to ask, and if she didn’t then I could always just continue wailing on the Drilbur. I reached out for my Gallade, who had managed to regain his composure.

Hey Dual, I want you to go and hit that Larvesta with a Night Slash, but hold back – this isn’t a professional Pokemon battle, so I don’t want any critical hits, I ordered him through our mind-link. If Ivy doesn’t want to go after the Drilbur, though, just send the Night Slash Drilbur’s way.

Dual nodded, too busy to respond. His left blade began to lose its bright green colour, instead becoming dark black. I couldn’t look at it too long – it looked like the area his blade was occupying was a void in space, like there was simply nothing there – nothing in the outer-space sense of the word. The shadow expanded across his entire arm, and he began to run towards the Larvesta, being sure to keep his Reflect shield aimed at the Drilbur. Assuming Ivy was okay with this, he’d bring the dark-energy-coated sword slashing down across the Larvesta’s worm-like body. He wouldn’t have a problem finding the Bug-type in the cloud of dust, though – he could easily sense and locate the Larvesta using his Psychic powers.

WinterVines
07-22-2011, 01:59 PM
TP#19

Ivy was very impressed with Drilbur and Larvesta's ability to work together. They battled like they had done it for a long time, controlling the winds and firing the Ground-type off like that without any hesitation at all. It reminded her that she and Chainy should be working together more. She just didn't know how without getting in the way.

“Great job, Ambi!” she called, praising her monkey. He seemed happy to hear it, grinning and rushing back to her with a lot of energy. “We'll definitely make that stop on the way home.” Ambipom clapped and rocked on his heels, waiting for her next suggestion.

The rock flinging had done a little more than she thought. Ambipom was a hard hitter in his own right though, so it shouldn't have surprised her that much. Larvesta was also a rare typing that left it extremely weak to rock attacks. She was actually a little worried at how damaged Larvesta was compared to Drilbur.

The goal of these double battles was to try and finish near the same time so two people didn't team up against one Pokémon. A lot of people considered that abuse, and she was one of them. However, even if the other person tried to stay out of the way, the wild sometimes attacked both anyway, and then you either got hurt or fought back.

She tried to think of what to do next and had about as much trouble as she did the first time. At least her mind had evened out a little though, now that she had something to focus on. Haji being able to pay most of his attention to the bond probably helped too, as she was pretty sure he could block out too much negative and stable out fluctuations.

Then, she realized she spoke too soon as her mind flared up at someone trying to contact her. She hissed and winced as the loud voice rang through her head, and she had to clench her hand tight.

“Hey, Ivy?”she heard Chainy say, “You wanna try swapping attack targets?”

Though it was on the other side of the field and was probably trying to be quiet, it sounded like he was shouting in her hears. With that brief contact, she was again aware of every sense around her, and it began to overload her mind again. There was too much. She didn't know how to control the link well enough to keep it out. She wondered how Haji dealt with this all the time.

“Alright,” she said quickly, and then she shut off that communication tight. His mind was one place she didn't want to linger too long. She had already spent enough time there today. She didn't want to know what he thought of her other Pokémon if he had such a poor opinion of Haxbat. If she really thought about it though, she was really worried of what he thought of her, so she didn't want to know that either.

Immediately, the sensations in her head cooled down and she could mostly think again. The sound still rang in her ears, but at least she could focus on one thing at a time now. She clutched at her head and winced again. She was definitely getting a headache from all this mind stuff.

“You should warn me if people try to do that,” she told Haji, wishing she would've had some type of warning.

“I think you handled it quite well. You lack that confidence in what you can do for yourself. Already you grow. You cut off the other link on your own, and you are keeping it shut.” Haji's words made her feel a little better. She couldn't spend too much time thinking about them though since they had a battle to finish.

She got the idea that Chainy wanted to do this attack switching in silence, so she asked for Haji's help in communicating with Ambipom. It was difficult, like trying to move quickly through water, but she felt they had a solid enough base that she could say what she wanted him to hear. She spoke quietly, not wanting her own words to echo right back at her.

“Alright, Ambipom, we're switching things up this round. I need you to focus on that Drilbur. Let's use your Ice Punch attack, but combine it with your Double Hit so it'll hit twice as hard.” That Drilbur wasn't very hurt, so they were going to have to change that. Ambipom's ability to manipulate easier moves should also come in handy here, since he'd probably be able to make the two hits strike even harder. “You got it?”

The monkey nodded and moved his hands up like a boxer would. However, it was the two hands on his tails that really started to work. The air around them chilled, and soon she saw a cloudy fog surround them that was cool to the touch. If all went well, he would rush up and strike with one of those fists in an icy wave and then spin and hit the Drilbur with the other right after. Usually the second one hit harder because the first hit knocked them off guard.

She was a little worried about it missing, but she had faith in Ambipom. He was having a good time. She made a mental note to take more time to teach him things after this run was over. “You can do it,” she whispered to him, watching as he scuffed his feet and took off.

Bumblebee16
07-22-2011, 03:18 PM
OOC: Gust isn't a weak move

Ranger Alex

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Their battling style amused me. They were complete opposites and were each other’s weaknesses yet they battled pretty damn well together. It was obvious that they were friends, though, of course that was apparent before the battle when Larvesta was riding Drilbur but this just proved it more. I looked over at Chain who was just standing there with a strange face, not doing anything. I wondered why he hadn’t given his orders yet. Was he waiting on Ivy to give hers? I then noticed that Ivy’s Espeon was staring at Chain. Then it hit me, they were communicating telepathically. I hated not knowing what was going on, but perhaps it was for the best. Now that they were in contact with each other telepathically, they didn’t have to worry about Larvesta and Drilbur hearing their plans. I guess I was just going to have to watch carefully so I didn’t miss anything.

Finally, after several moments of silence, they appeared to have something in order. That or Dual got tired of waiting and just went in for an attack. To my surprise though, he didn’t head over in Drilbur’s direction. Instead, he was headed straight for Larvesta. His arm blades were giving off a dark aura and they grew at least twice their normal size. He sliced the area in front of the Bug Pokémon, sending it skidding back a few feet.

Then, Ivy’s Ambipom began getting pumped as he took a fighters stance. His two fists, plus the two on his tail started to really move. I could see his tail fists freeze up and he charged towards the Drilbur and slammed both of his fists into his sides. So I then realized that their plan was to switch targets, but my question was, how would the two wild Pokémon react?

Larvesta looked as if she had already lost more than half of her health, I wondered how much more it could take. Drilbur noticed this as well and moved in front of his friend and snapped his claws together like a boss. Taking that cue, Larvesta’s body then began glowing yellow and her small body quickly rose from the ground. Drilbur then slammed both of his feet down on the ground, sending seismic waves towards Ambipom and Gallade. The attack itself was pretty strong, but since there was two Pokémon on the field, it didn’t go at full force, that and the fact that burn lowered his attack meant not much damage was going to be done. However, the ground shaking did manage to knock them off their feet. Drilbur just grinned as if that was what he wanted.

Then a bright light blinded me for a few seconds. When it all cleared up, Larvesta was glowing white, she was healing herself up. Drilbur knew his attack wasn’t going to do much, but what he had really wanted was to give her a chance to heal herself up a bit. He was looking out for her. When Larvesta stopped glowing, she looked much better than she did before. She didn’t use Morning Sun to its fullest extent, but just enough to put her back in the game. They weren’t giving up that easily.

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Battle Stats: Larvesta, F/Steadfast -Spd1- [51%] (Used Magnet Rise and Morning Sun) and Drilbur, M - Att/Acc1- BRN [54%] (Used Earthquake )

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Ambipom [79%] Used Double Hit, Ice Punch and Dual/Flame Body REF3 [54%] (Used Night Slash)

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Trainer stats:

Pokemon Encountered by Winter: Litwick, Cubone, Heatmor, Larvesta
Pokemon Encountered by Chainy: Rapidash, Torkoal, Charmeleon, Drilbur

Encounters Remaining: 11
Pokemon Caught by Winter: Brave/F/Litwick
Pokemon Caught by Chainy: Naive/M/Rapidash, Naughty/M/Torkoal, Brave/M/Heatmor

Winter MCR: 61.9% Complete o21674/o35ooo
Chainy MCR: 67.1% Complete o16782/o25ooo

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Name: James “Chainy” Carter (aka my Ranger)
Total Items: 2x ParkBall; 3x SuperBall; 4x Full Heal; 2x Max Potion; 3x HyperBall; 2x Calming Fragrance Plus; 16x PokeDoll; 5x Honey; Squirtbottle; Pokeplayer; Digital Camera; Fragrance; Type Repellant; Blank Disk x2; Ponyta Voice Disk; Black Aura Reader; Status Bomb x2; Love Potion; Max Revive x2; Premium Honey; Pax-A-Punch

Pokemon Stats (List your Pokemon Stats)

Pokemon: Gallade
Nickname: Dual
Gender: Male
Ability: Steadfast
Nature: Serious
TM/HM/BM/SM/MT: HM01-Cut, HM04-Strength, HM05-Flash, HM08-Rock Smash, TM06-Toxic, TM24-Thunderbolt, TM26-Earthquake, TM33-Reflect, TM45-Thunder Wave, TM48-Rock Slide, TM50-Substitute, TM58-Psych Up, TM59-Hidden Power[GHOST], TM60-Sunny Day, TM72-Shadow Ball, TM88-Brick Break, TM93-Bulk Up, TM95-Taunt, TM96-Light Screen, TM101-Rock Tomb, TM102-Aerial Ace, TM106-Skill Swap, TM107-Snatch, TM117-Drain Punch, TM118-Will-o-Wisp, TM126-Stone Edge, TM132-X-Scissor, TM134-Cross Poison, TM139-Trick Room, Confuse Ray, Shadow Sneak, Ice Punch, Fire Punch, Pain Split, Encore, Thunderpunch, Wish, Mean Look

Pokemon: Swampert - 66%
Nickname: Smash
Gender: Male
Ability: Torrent
Nature: Jolly
TM/HM/BM/SM/MT: HM03-Surf, HM04-Strength, HM07-Waterfall, HM08-Rock Smash, HM09-Dive, HM11-Rock Climb, TM13-Ice Beam, TM126-Stone Edge; TM129-Stealth Rock, Curse, Superpower, Yawn

Pokemon: Breloom
Nickname: Joey
Gender: Male
Ability: Technician
Nature: Careful
TM/HM/BM/SM/MT: HM01-Cut, HM04-Strength, HM05-Flash, HM08-Rock Smash, TM03-Swords Dance, TM06-Toxic, TM48-Rock Slide, TM50-Substitute, TM64-Protect, TM88-Focus Punch, TM93-Bulk Up, TM94-Bullet Seed, TM69-Iron Tail, TM114-Fling, TM147-Low Sweep, Thunderpunch, Synthesis


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Name: Ivy Frost (Going as my Ranger)
Total Items: Digital Camera, Super Potion x5, Full Heal x2, Hyperball x2, Superball x2, Parkball x3, Intermediate Voice Disk (Drilbur), Uncommon Voice Disk (Darumaka), Poképlayer, Park Voucher (3.5k Value Left), Max Revive x2

Pokemon Stats

Crobat - Haxbat
Gender: Male
Nature: Careful
Ability: Inner Focus
TM: U-turn, Roost, Protect, Taunt, Sludge Bomb, Hidden Power Steel
BM/SM/MT: Quick Attack, Brave Bird

Ambipom
Gender: Male
Nature: Jolly
Ability: Technician
TM: Ice Punch, Brick Break, Thunderwave, Taunt, U-turn
BM/SM/MT: None

Espeon - Haji - 100%
Gender: Male
Nature: Calm
Ability: Synchronize
TM: Hidden Power Fire, Grass Knot, Shadow Ball, Skill Swap, Sunny Day, Calm Mind
BM/SM/MT: Heal Bell

WinterVines
07-22-2011, 04:26 PM
(OOC: Thanks for posting so fast :3)

TP#20

Ivy smiled as she saw the two wild Pokémon continue to work together. It amazed her really, to see how the creatures in the National Park did what they had to in order to get by. It was fun to see the interactions between ones that lived in the same area, seeing the partnerships that developed. Sometimes she felt bad about taking them apart, but at least in this case she knew they'd be going to caring homes. Chainy was a great Trainer, and she was going to do better.

The Drilbur apparently was just buying Larvesta time with his attack, powering up an earthquake so she could first hover about the earth, protecting her from many ground-based attacks, and then heal herself using the sun's energy. She knew it had to be Morning Sun, since Haji had the same skill that he used earlier.

She was glad it had a chance to heal though. Due to its weaknesses, it had been wearing out a lot faster than the Drilbur. At least now everyone was on a more even level, and she figured they probably wouldn't knock her out if she could regenerate herself, though she wouldn't be able to do that forever.

That reminded her that Ambipom didn't have a healing move in his arsenal at the moment. She wasn't even sure he could learn a reliable one that could be used on the fly like Morning Sun or Recover. It meant she had to really watch his energy. She could recall him as a last-ditch effort, but she had a feeling he wouldn't be too happy with that. Part of her wouldn't be either, though she would do anything to keep him from getting too hurt. Part of her wanted to give him the chance to prove himself in battle since he was really at a bit of a disadvantage here.

Ambipom really wasn't suited to be a heavy hitter all the time, but there had to be some more tricky things they could do.

“That worked out great, Ambi!” she called, and she saw he looked a bit pleased. She wanted him to have a good time too, since he was doing all the work. At least the mental speaking had worked. She was a little concerned he wouldn't understand all of it, but he performed the attack perfectly.

Now she had to decide what to do next. She really didn't know how to work with Chainy like this. She wasn't a very experienced battler, and she couldn't seem to do a lot without ticking him off somehow. It was difficult. If the two wilds kept up their great teamwork though, they would probably do a ton of damage to them if they didn't pick up the pace.

Talking mentally didn't really help, at least, not for long amounts of time. She didn't think she'd be able to keep it up for more than a few seconds, and that wasn't good for planning. She didn't want to just take orders or give them quickly either though. That wasn't what teamwork was about. And they couldn't just speak them if they wanted to get the jump on the other two. While it worked when they were attacking individually, that was probably because it was staggered a bit so the other two didn't have time to plan a counter attack.

They were going to have to think of something though, or this battle would never end.

Ivy took another look out onto the field, catching the Larvesta again. She hovered easily above the ground, giving it protection and more maneuverability. It's neon blue eyes were still watching her, and she found herself smiling. The little worm definitely wasn't a pushover, and she knew she'd be a great addition to the team.

“Okay, here's what we're gonna do.” The monkey's ears picked up as she spoke. Ambipom's speed had came in handy before, so maybe it would again. “I'd like you to run around again, only this time use your Screech. Run around those two-” she pointed at the Drilbur and Larvesta waiting for them to move “-and then use your Sand-Attack too. We'll take our chances with the Drilbur's ability with the same instructions as before. Got it?”

Ambipom nodded and dashed off. Hopefully the Screech would knock the two off guard a little bit, and since he was running out there, it shouldn't affect Dual too much. The sand would maybe affect their hitting ability a little, or it might at least make them hesitate. At this point, she'd take what she could get.

She knew this plan left Dual to do all the heavy lifting, but she really didn't have much else.

ChainReaction01
07-23-2011, 02:11 PM
I felt the channel between Ivy and myself open a couple of moments after I sent the message to her. It was similar to speaking with Dual or Haji or any other telepathically-trained person, but there was a kind of strange swirling in the background. Whenever I communicated with someone mentally, it was almost like we were standing on an empty plane, like on a highway in the middle of the countryside, right in front of each other. When speaking with Ivy, clouds and small pieces of debris blew around us not three metres away. I turned my head to look around, and I caught brief glimpses of images through the dust. I could see Haji curled up and in pain, but the image faded before I could discern the full extent of his wounds. I then saw a picture of a young man holding out a beautifully-wrought compass that was hauntingly familiar. It too retreated back into the haze. The last picture I managed to glimpse as my message was received was one of myself. It had the look of a professionally-painted portrait, except the edges were darkened and my face and chest were blurry, like the painter hadn't quite finished detailing them. I was about to try moving forward to get a closer look when I heard Ivy's voice echo around the plains.

"Alright," she said, short and sharp. She then severed the connection - her silhouette was replaced with pure darkness, which spread out and around the miniature worldlet until nothing was left but void. I was left hanging in the middle of the nothingness, and the way that Ivy had so quickly and callously cut the connection stung a bit. There were actually a few tears in my eyes but I brushed them away quickly, pretending some grit had got in them. At least I didn't need to contact Dual and tell him to swap targets - I wasn't up to mental communication right now.

It wasn't long before Ambipom shot off towards the Drilbur. Ivy must have given the monkey his orders telepathically, which made her rejection of me hurt even more. I bit the inside of my mouth to give myself resolve, and I watched as our two Pokemon rushed towards the wild ones. The dark energy around Dual's left blade was even thicker and larger now, and it wafted backwards through the air as he ran. Ambipom moved closer to the Drilbur, jabbing his hands like a boxer. Light blue mist began to gather around his large tail-hands and he charged the Ground-type, pushing both his ice-covered fists into the Drilbur’s sides repeatedly. At the exact same time, Dual brought his arm-blade slashing down towards the Larvesta, and the black energy detached before buzzing through the air. It hit the Bug-type and pushed it backwards, towards the Drilbur.

The Bug-type started to glow yellow, and the small wisps of flame that continued to flow around it moved to its base as it began to levitate into the air. Despite this, it moved slowly and sluggishly. The Drilbur seemed to notice this, so it stepped in front of its friend protectively. It clapped its front claws together before digging them deep into the ground. The mole then reared his back end up and slammed his rear feet into the ground. Small shockwaves moved outwards, slicing cleanly underneath the floating Larvesta. Dual and Ambipom were not so lucky – they were knocked over and pushed backwards by the attack. I could tell by the way that my Gallade wasn’t flung further that the Drilbur’s Burn was severely limiting its attack power.

A sudden bright light blocked out my vision. I rubbed my left eye – my right eye was fine, protected behind my visor. When my eyesight fixed itself, I noticed the Larvesta was glowing bright white – probably healing itself in some way. Not for the first time was I impressed by the partnership displayed by these two Pokemon. I knew I should be aiming for the same kind of synergy with Ivy, but I was too hurt with by her recent rejection.

“That worked out great, Ambi!” Ivy called out to her Pokemon.

I just barely avoided shooting her an incredulous look. I couldn’t really see how it worked out well – the Larvesta had just become impervious to Ground-typed moves AND recovered a load of health. The Drilbur had been hurt a bit I guess, but I certainly wouldn’t call it “great”.

“Okay, here's what we're gonna do. I'd like you to run around again, only this time use your Screech. Run around those two and then use your Sand-Attack too. We'll take our chances with the Drilbur's ability with the same instructions as before. Got it?” Ivy asked.

I couldn’t help but notice that the command wasn’t an offensive one. Typical woman, leaving me to do all the heavy work. Well I figured that if I worked on capturing the Drilbur quicker, it’d break up the dynamic duo, meaning Ivy could capture the Larvesta that much easier. I knew I was trying to justify being selfish and hurt, but the mental episode still rankled a bit.

“Alright Dual, let’s cut out the fancy crud,” I called. “Go hit that Drilbur with a nice hard Leaf Blade. Save your energy and concentration for now, we’ll probably need to pull off some complicated shiz later.”

Dual nodded and extended both of his blades back as far as they would go. He was good with combo attacks, but he also liked it when I simply pointed him at something and told him to go nuts.

Small tendrils of green energy began winding up his swords from their bases, growing wider at the beginning as they stretched upwards. As soon as they reached the tip, clumps of leaves sprouted outwards, reminding me of the clusters found on a Grovyle’s arms. The green energy began glowing brighter, and Dual leapt towards the Drilbur, being careful to avoid Ambipom. I already felt guilty for ignoring the Larvesta, but I was too hurt to seriously consider helping Ivy out. I just hoped she couldn’t see it on me.

Bumblebee16
07-23-2011, 06:45 PM
OOC: s-hit post, forgive me master

Ranger Alex

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“That worked out great, Ambi!” she called out to her monkey partner. It was always good to see a Trainer praise their Pokémon, it made them work harder. At least that’s how I saw it. I’m sure it would prove right when Ambipom performed his next move. Then, Ivy spoke again; “Okay, here's what we're gonna do. I'd like you to run around again, only this time use your Screech. Run around those two and then use your Sand-Attack too. We'll take our chances with the Drilbur's ability with the same instructions as before. Got it?” Her long-tailed Pokémon quickly nodded and eagerly began the plan.

“Alright Dual, let’s cut out the fancy crud,” Chain called, getting in on the action. “Go hit that Drilbur with a nice hard Leaf Blade. Save your energy and concentration for now, we’ll probably need to pull off some complicated shiz later.” His attack was sure going to do a number on that mole Pokémon, I hoped he didn’t put out too much power.

Ambipom ran forward, letting out a horrible screeching sound. I was already used to it so the noise didn’t bother me, but I could tell it was really messing with Drilbur and Larvesta. He was also throwing small patches of sand into their faces. I wasn’t too sure what that would do besides get them angry. Maybe that was what she wanted. Dual took this opportunity to go in for his attack. His arm blades glowed green and he slashed hard at Drilbur, whose defenses were lowered. When Drilbur recovered from the attack, he quickly dove underground with Larvesta following close by.

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Battle Stats: Larvesta, F/Steadfast -Spd1 Def-2- [51%] (Used Nothing and Nothing) and Drilbur, M - Att Def-2- BRN [15%] (Used Dig )

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Ambipom [79%] Used Screech , Sand Attack and Dual/Flame Body REF4 [54%] (Used Leaf Blade)

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Trainer stats:

Pokemon Encountered by Winter: Litwick, Cubone, Heatmor, Larvesta
Pokemon Encountered by Chainy: Rapidash, Torkoal, Charmeleon, Drilbur

Encounters Remaining: 11
Pokemon Caught by Winter: Brave/F/Litwick
Pokemon Caught by Chainy: Naive/M/Rapidash, Naughty/M/Torkoal, Brave/M/Heatmor

Winter MCR: 74.1% Complete o25955/o35ooo
Chainy MCR: 90.3% Complete o22572/o25ooo

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Name: James “Chainy” Carter (aka my Ranger)
Total Items: 2x ParkBall; 3x SuperBall; 4x Full Heal; 2x Max Potion; 3x HyperBall; 2x Calming Fragrance Plus; 16x PokeDoll; 5x Honey; Squirtbottle; Pokeplayer; Digital Camera; Fragrance; Type Repellant; Blank Disk x2; Ponyta Voice Disk; Black Aura Reader; Status Bomb x2; Love Potion; Max Revive x2; Premium Honey; Pax-A-Punch

Pokemon Stats (List your Pokemon Stats)

Pokemon: Gallade
Nickname: Dual
Gender: Male
Ability: Steadfast
Nature: Serious
TM/HM/BM/SM/MT: HM01-Cut, HM04-Strength, HM05-Flash, HM08-Rock Smash, TM06-Toxic, TM24-Thunderbolt, TM26-Earthquake, TM33-Reflect, TM45-Thunder Wave, TM48-Rock Slide, TM50-Substitute, TM58-Psych Up, TM59-Hidden Power[GHOST], TM60-Sunny Day, TM72-Shadow Ball, TM88-Brick Break, TM93-Bulk Up, TM95-Taunt, TM96-Light Screen, TM101-Rock Tomb, TM102-Aerial Ace, TM106-Skill Swap, TM107-Snatch, TM117-Drain Punch, TM118-Will-o-Wisp, TM126-Stone Edge, TM132-X-Scissor, TM134-Cross Poison, TM139-Trick Room, Confuse Ray, Shadow Sneak, Ice Punch, Fire Punch, Pain Split, Encore, Thunderpunch, Wish, Mean Look

Pokemon: Swampert - 66%
Nickname: Smash
Gender: Male
Ability: Torrent
Nature: Jolly
TM/HM/BM/SM/MT: HM03-Surf, HM04-Strength, HM07-Waterfall, HM08-Rock Smash, HM09-Dive, HM11-Rock Climb, TM13-Ice Beam, TM126-Stone Edge; TM129-Stealth Rock, Curse, Superpower, Yawn

Pokemon: Breloom
Nickname: Joey
Gender: Male
Ability: Technician
Nature: Careful
TM/HM/BM/SM/MT: HM01-Cut, HM04-Strength, HM05-Flash, HM08-Rock Smash, TM03-Swords Dance, TM06-Toxic, TM48-Rock Slide, TM50-Substitute, TM64-Protect, TM88-Focus Punch, TM93-Bulk Up, TM94-Bullet Seed, TM69-Iron Tail, TM114-Fling, TM147-Low Sweep, Thunderpunch, Synthesis


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Name: Ivy Frost (Going as my Ranger)
Total Items: Digital Camera, Super Potion x5, Full Heal x2, Hyperball x2, Superball x2, Parkball x3, Intermediate Voice Disk (Drilbur), Uncommon Voice Disk (Darumaka), Poképlayer, Park Voucher (3.5k Value Left), Max Revive x2

Pokemon Stats

Crobat - Haxbat
Gender: Male
Nature: Careful
Ability: Inner Focus
TM: U-turn, Roost, Protect, Taunt, Sludge Bomb, Hidden Power Steel
BM/SM/MT: Quick Attack, Brave Bird

Ambipom
Gender: Male
Nature: Jolly
Ability: Technician
TM: Ice Punch, Brick Break, Thunderwave, Taunt, U-turn
BM/SM/MT: None

Espeon - Haji - 100%
Gender: Male
Nature: Calm
Ability: Synchronize
TM: Hidden Power Fire, Grass Knot, Shadow Ball, Skill Swap, Sunny Day, Calm Mind
BM/SM/MT: Heal Bell

ChainReaction01
07-24-2011, 01:31 PM
OOC: Your forgiveness will depend on whether or not the Drilbur burns to death >_>

As Dual jumped towards the Drilbur, Ambipom sped into action. The monkey Pokemon ran in circles on his main four limbs around the two Wild Pokemon, using both of his large tails to spray dirt towards them. Ambipom also made a high-pitched screeching noise using what I presumed was his mouth, but I was surprised that he could make such an unsettling noise. I almost called Ivy out on this strategy - it seemed almost exactly the same as a command she had issued earlier in the battle - but I wasn't up to dealing with her at the moment. Instead I kept my mouth shut and watched as Dual brought his blades to bear against the Drilbur.

The mighty Gallade slashed the Ground-typed Pokemon twice, first with his left blade, actually forcing the mole Pokemon up into the air with the raw power of his strike. His right blade then scythed in from the side, drawing a thin cut across the small creature's body. The mole was sent spinning sideways and he tumbled over his friend's body onto the ground. I felt momentarily sorry for the Drilbur, but I soon cast the thought aside - this Pokemon had gone into battle willingly, and it seemed a rather proud Pokemon, much like Dual. I'd be insulting it if I pulled any punches.

For some reason, the Drilbur decided to go on the defensive. Dirt began to flurry high up into the air from within Ambipom's dust cloud - I could tell from the direction and the strength of the geyser-like gush of particles that it wasn't Ambipom's work. The Normal-type stopped sparying dirt everywhere so we could see what was going on. We were just in time to see the Drilbur dig a passage under the ground, and the Larvesta follow it underground. I was pretty sure the Pokemon wouldn't run, but this brought up the next potential problem - how to battle it while it was hiding underground. Every battler worth their salt knew that you could hit Digging Pokemon using Earthquake, but my objective here was to capture the Drilbur, not knock it out. If I knocked it out I wouldn't be able to capture it - being an Elite Ranger had given me a good grasp over all the rules, especially the well-known ones like this.

My main worry at this point in time was that the Drilbur would faint from the continual damage that was being inflicted by its burn. That was the absolute last thing I wanted. No, I needed a plan to get it into a Park Ball and only one course of action presented itself to me.

"Dual, your Reflect shield is going to fade soon, but don't worry about that, we're almost done with it," I said to him. "Instead, try to increase your mental powers with a Calm Mind. Worst case, I'm going to need you to teleport a Park Ball down into those tunnels, but hopefully it won't come to that. If it does, you'll need all the help you can get. Besides, a bit more special defense won't hurt if that Larvesta comes up spewing fire."

I could feel waves of agreement flowing through our mental link. Dual was approving completely of my strategy, which was a lot rarer than people would think. He almost always went along with my commands, but it wasn't common that he was fully compliant like this. Usually he had a dissenting opinion or an alternative I didn't think of, but instead of undermining my confidence or interrupting my flow during the battle we'd go over possible alternatives after each battle and thus grow through them together. Every single battle was a subjective learning experience with Dual, and I loved that.

Dual relaxed himself, and light blue energy began to gather around his helmet. Gallade weren't known for their special attacks - in fact, professional battlers often chose to completely eschew their mental abilities - but I hadn't taken this route. Sure, a lot of their energy abilities were stunted when they evolved from Kirlia, but with proper reinforcement Gallade could have a nice array of long-range techniques. This was what Dual was doing now - temporarily increasing his mental aptitude by clearing his mind. Not only would this allow him to strike out with his powers harder, he could also sense movements and intentions easier, which means that he could dodge faster and locate his targets quicker. I was relying on that last part to locate the Drilbur as soon as possible.

WinterVines
07-24-2011, 04:38 PM
TP#21

Dual didn't do anything fancy this time around, he just hacked and slashed like he was best at. Sometimes it was good to be able to do that, she thought. Ambipom couldn't hit nearly as hard as the Fighting-type, so that was a little bit of a disadvantage in this case when they had to be trickier. There was a chance that Ambipom wouldn't be able to keep up with how much Larvesta healed. Eventually they would both wear themselves out, but she worried that Ambi would be the first one to tire.

The Leaf Blade streaked toward Drilbur, and she could tell the Ground-type was severely weakened from the blow. The burn was probably stacking up against him too. That didn't stop him from moving though, and with a flurry of claws, Drilbur dug himself a hole and disappeared underground. The Larvesta was quick to follow, and both of them vanished from sight.

Ivy worried her lip as she thought of what to do. While they were both under there, unless they pursued with a dig of their own (something she hadn't had the chance to teach yet, but was seriously considering it since this situation seemed to come up so often) and even then that was risky. They could wait up here, but then the two under the soil would come up somewhere sudden and probably inflict some damage. At least they had time.

She took a glance at Chainy, the wild Pokémon's teamwork reminding her of what she wasn't going. He wasn't looking at her, and she could tell from the stiff line of his shoulders that he was upset. Her head throbbed, but she tried to ignore it. He was probably a little hurt from her actions, and she bit her lip harder.

She couldn't help that the mental speaking thing was too hard right now. This whole thing was new as of today, and she didn't know how long it took to even out. There were too many things to feel and sense, and it was going to tear her mind apart if she didn't put a clamp down on it somehow. She didn't know how to explain this to him though, since mind speaking was out of the question and because he wouldn't even look at her, he probably wouldn't listen to anything she had to say.

She felt that bile build up in her stomach, and the first set of panic start to come down on her. Her breathing picked up a little as she lamented the sort of mess she got herself into. She didn't want to know how much worse it could get, but she was sure it couldn't be that much. Things were already so bad.

She was too prideful to ask Haji to apologize for her. Furthermore, he didn't have anything to do with it. It was her trouble, not his, and she wouldn't push that responsibility off on someone else, even if it was easier. 'I'm sorry' was one of the three hardest phrases in existence to say, and she believed it. Asking for help had been hard enough.

Besides, didn't he see how hurt she had been before just from opening the link? She nearly caved in on herself then, so adding more tasks onto that was suddenly a good idea?

Her thoughts whirled and her heart sped up as anger tried to surface, but she pushed it back barely. Her skin felt hot, and it wasn't from the Deckbi sun. Her mind was a whirlwind again, and she had to calm it down somehow. Oh, there was a battle going on.

“Ambipom,” she started and then sort of fell off as she didn't know what she wanted to say. He looked back at her with a semi-worried expression on his face, scratching the top of his head with one of his hand-tipped tails as he waited for her to continue. “Uhh... right, they're underground, so there isn't much we can really do right now.” Her thoughts were a mess, and it was really hard to concentrate. She was thinking about too many things at once.

“While we wait, Nasty Plot a bit. Stretch your imagination and your strength. Then...” She clasped the compass necklace around her neck, a reassuring gesture she hadn't done in a long time. In fact, the last time had been- She shook her head. “Prepare your Swift. As soon as you see something pop out of the ground, fire away. Just don't hit Dual and keep watch-”

She cut herself off with a hiss of pain as she gripped her head again. Things had been a lot easier before she was a Ranger, before her brother had disappeared. Maybe it was best not to worry about Chainy or any other people at the Park. Maybe it was easier to stay detached from everyone, that way, when they abandoned you or vanished it wouldn't hurt so much.

Ivy dropped to her knees as her head pulsed. She cried out, threading her fingers though and pulling at her hair as her thoughts swirled. She could see them moving around in an array of colors, twisting, looping, curling around one another and then exploding in another direction. There were so many colors. And though she had her eyes wide open, she couldn't see anything. There was only black behind the colors.

“I'm not going to be long, okay? Just a couple weeks or so. The team thinks we've really got something here, and I wouldn't miss it for the world,” a sandy-blond man told her, grinning while packing clothes into his green duffel bag.

Her brother had always been into excavating and investigating ancient ruins. It had been his life goal to discover something amazing ever since they were five and playing in the sandbox with cheap plastic shovels.

“Of course not, this could be your big break. You shouldn't miss that,” she said, though her heart wasn't in it. She wanted him to do the things he loved, but he was gone a lot, and a couple times he had only narrowly escaped being injured. He was only sixteen, a year older than she was. He was a valuable member of his team though, so he was needed.

He turned away to his dresser for a second to pull out the second drawer, reaching underneath all his socks for something. He faced her again and held it out, revealing a silver and mahogany compass threaded with a leather cord. It was beautiful, and she set it around her neck carefully, admiring his thoughtfulness.

“Hey, no long faces. Everything will be fine. Three weeks at max, I promise!” His cheery smile as he turned to her faded into blackness as her thoughts took her on a blast from the past.

She waited five weeks instead of three. There had been none of the usual letters, postcards, phone calls telling her of their progress and what they discovered. She remembered the day the man in the dark blue suit had came to her door. Though she didn't want to admit it, she knew what he was there for.

“I'm sorry, but your brother and his team have been missing for three weeks. They vanished, nobody knows...”

She could barely remember the rest of the words as she clutched the last thing she had of her brother, the compass leaving marks in the palm of her hand.

The images stopped, but they had already taken their toll on her. She was aware she was laying on the ground now, on her side, her legs curled up to her stomach and one hand clutching the necklace she wore. The dirt was hot under her, being warmed by the sun all afternoon. There was wet at the corner of her eyes, and she couldn't prevent them no matter how hard she clenched her eyes.

“Make it stop,” she whispered. “Please.” Her chest heaved with her heavy breathing.

Haji was crouched over her, one of his paws on her shoulder and his head close to hers. She could feel it. Gently, he spoke into her mind, and instead of the grating pressure she felt before, his voice was like a smooth current that took the hurt away.

“The others would like to know if you need them,” he said, and from his tone she knew he meant Haxbat and Ambipom, not Chainy and Dual. She suddenly wondered what Alex was thinking about all this. Poor Ranger. His first run too.

“No, it's okay,” she choked, curling up tighter as another wave of thoughts assaulted her. Haxbat was still scouting and Ambipom needed to focus on the battle. She could beat this if she could just stop thinking. “I just want it to stop.”

She felt Haji's energy flare, and then it was like a different sort of wave washed over her, cooling her mind with every spot it touched. The erratic jumping calmed, and the burning memories ceased, locking themselves away behind thick, iron bars that only she could lift. She'd never thought she'd have trouble controlling her own mind.

Slowly her breathing evened out a little, and she stopped trying to clench her eyes shut. She opened them to darkness and almost panicked again until she felt the Espeon's power still with her.

“I can't see anything,” she said calmly instead.

“Your mind is overtaxed. I believe it shut down a non-vital feature in order to save itself.” That was certainly an interesting way to put it. “It will come back,” he promised, and she contented herself to trust him. “Ambipom would like to know if you want him to continue.”

She saw piercing blue, which had to be in her mind, and she relaxed a little more as she imagined the Larvesta. She nodded. If they could finish this battle, they would be alright.

“Why is this happening?” she whispered, feeling chilled even though the sun was hot.

Haji paused for a second, debating what to say. “I have never seen a bond start this rough, but it is not a cause for alarm. It will settle.” He said it with such conviction that she had to believe him. He knew more about all this than she did. “It just means you are... complicated.”

She choked out a short laugh at that. That was one way to put it.

“We will rest after the Larvesta joins us. You will be fine.”

The words may have seemed cold, but she could feel the care in them, and she knew that yeah, she would be okay. Haji curled into her back, resting his head above hers on the ground, and they waited for something to happen. At least she was still coherent enough to give direction to Ambipom when he needed it again. Haji could be her eyes.

Bumblebee16
07-24-2011, 08:52 PM
Ranger Alex

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"Dual, your Reflect shield is going to fade soon, but don't worry about that, we're almost done with it," He said to his partner. "Instead, try to increase your mental powers with a Calm Mind. Worst case, I'm going to need you to teleport a Park Ball down into those tunnels, but hopefully it won't come to that. If it does, you'll need all the help you can get. Besides, a bit more special defense won't hurt if that Larvesta comes up spewing fire."

It was smart of him to think about teleporting a Parkball down there. Drilbur sure was looking weak and I wasn’t sure how much longer he could hold out. If he didn’t resurface then that must mean he passed out underground and I was going to have to go in and save him. If things were like this all the time then at least things would be interesting. It would probably take me a while to get used to though. Dual began relaxing his nerves and focusing his mind on the current situation. His whole body was glowing light blue. I wasn’t sure exactly how he would transport a Pokeball underground without knowing where it was, but I still thought it was a smart idea. It was better to be safe than sorry in this case, given his health.

I looked over at Winter, wondering what her orders were going to be. I figured she would attack Larvesta when it came back to the surface since it had rehealed. “While we wait, Nasty Plot a bit. Stretch your imagination and your strength. Then...” She said, stopping suddenly. “Prepare your Swift. As soon as you see something pop out of the ground, fire away. Just don't hit Dual and keep watch-” Winter looked lost in thought and I couldn’t help but to wonder what she was thinking about that was so important right now. Her mind was wandering, something that could make someone lose a battle if they did it for too long. Then she mumbled something, but it was too quiet for me to hear. I could, however, see her breathing hard. I was about to move over towards her to ask her if she was alright, but her Espeon beat me too it. I was beginning to wonder if she was experiencing some sort of hallucination from the heat. It was pretty hot up here and perhaps she did need to cool down a bit. I was going to have to end this battle if it continued, though, by the looks of it, it was already going to end soon.

Drilbur finally came back up, but he looked too tired to make perform moves. He collapsed to the floor, breathing heavily. This battle was sure tiring people out, Chainy was going to have to act fast and throw his Pokeball if he didn’t want the little guy to pass out. Larvesta followed out a few seconds later, looking sadly at her fallen comrade. Ambipom then hit Larvesta hard with a Swift attack. He sure didn’t waste any time.

I pulled out one of my Pokeballs and tossed it in front of me. A small baby blue bear with snot coming out of his nose appeared. I picked him up and slowly walked over towards Ivy. “Are you alright?” I asked. “Is it the heat? Because if it is then you could hold onto Needlenose to help you cool off a bit. His body is always cold so it should cool you down if you want.” I held out my baby Cubchoo to see if she would grab it. I hoped she did because I didn’t want her to pass out from the heat… if that was what was bothering her.


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Battle Stats: Larvesta, F/Steadfast -Spd1 Def-2- [28%] (Used Nothing and Nothing) and Drilbur, M - Att Def-2- BRN [3%] (Used Nothing )

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Ambipom [79%] Used Nasty Plot , Swift and Dual/Flame Body REF5 SpA/SpD1[54%] (Used Calm Mind)

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Trainer stats:

Pokemon Encountered by Winter: Litwick, Cubone, Heatmor, Larvesta
Pokemon Encountered by Chainy: Rapidash, Torkoal, Charmeleon, Drilbur

Encounters Remaining: 11
Pokemon Caught by Winter: Brave/F/Litwick
Pokemon Caught by Chainy: Naive/M/Rapidash, Naughty/M/Torkoal, Brave/M/Heatmor

Winter MCR: 102.3% Complete o35811/o35ooo
Chainy MCR: 107.3% Complete o26827/o25ooo

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Name: James “Chainy” Carter (aka my Ranger)
Total Items: 2x ParkBall; 3x SuperBall; 4x Full Heal; 2x Max Potion; 3x HyperBall; 2x Calming Fragrance Plus; 16x PokeDoll; 5x Honey; Squirtbottle; Pokeplayer; Digital Camera; Fragrance; Type Repellant; Blank Disk x2; Ponyta Voice Disk; Black Aura Reader; Status Bomb x2; Love Potion; Max Revive x2; Premium Honey; Pax-A-Punch

Pokemon Stats (List your Pokemon Stats)

Pokemon: Gallade
Nickname: Dual
Gender: Male
Ability: Steadfast
Nature: Serious
TM/HM/BM/SM/MT: HM01-Cut, HM04-Strength, HM05-Flash, HM08-Rock Smash, TM06-Toxic, TM24-Thunderbolt, TM26-Earthquake, TM33-Reflect, TM45-Thunder Wave, TM48-Rock Slide, TM50-Substitute, TM58-Psych Up, TM59-Hidden Power[GHOST], TM60-Sunny Day, TM72-Shadow Ball, TM88-Brick Break, TM93-Bulk Up, TM95-Taunt, TM96-Light Screen, TM101-Rock Tomb, TM102-Aerial Ace, TM106-Skill Swap, TM107-Snatch, TM117-Drain Punch, TM118-Will-o-Wisp, TM126-Stone Edge, TM132-X-Scissor, TM134-Cross Poison, TM139-Trick Room, Confuse Ray, Shadow Sneak, Ice Punch, Fire Punch, Pain Split, Encore, Thunderpunch, Wish, Mean Look

Pokemon: Swampert - 66%
Nickname: Smash
Gender: Male
Ability: Torrent
Nature: Jolly
TM/HM/BM/SM/MT: HM03-Surf, HM04-Strength, HM07-Waterfall, HM08-Rock Smash, HM09-Dive, HM11-Rock Climb, TM13-Ice Beam, TM126-Stone Edge; TM129-Stealth Rock, Curse, Superpower, Yawn

Pokemon: Breloom
Nickname: Joey
Gender: Male
Ability: Technician
Nature: Careful
TM/HM/BM/SM/MT: HM01-Cut, HM04-Strength, HM05-Flash, HM08-Rock Smash, TM03-Swords Dance, TM06-Toxic, TM48-Rock Slide, TM50-Substitute, TM64-Protect, TM88-Focus Punch, TM93-Bulk Up, TM94-Bullet Seed, TM69-Iron Tail, TM114-Fling, TM147-Low Sweep, Thunderpunch, Synthesis


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Name: Ivy Frost (Going as my Ranger)
Total Items: Digital Camera, Super Potion x5, Full Heal x2, Hyperball x2, Superball x2, Parkball x3, Intermediate Voice Disk (Drilbur), Uncommon Voice Disk (Darumaka), Poképlayer, Park Voucher (3.5k Value Left), Max Revive x2

Pokemon Stats

Crobat - Haxbat
Gender: Male
Nature: Careful
Ability: Inner Focus
TM: U-turn, Roost, Protect, Taunt, Sludge Bomb, Hidden Power Steel
BM/SM/MT: Quick Attack, Brave Bird

Ambipom
Gender: Male
Nature: Jolly
Ability: Technician
TM: Ice Punch, Brick Break, Thunderwave, Taunt, U-turn
BM/SM/MT: None

Espeon - Haji - 100%
Gender: Male
Nature: Calm
Ability: Synchronize
TM: Hidden Power Fire, Grass Knot, Shadow Ball, Skill Swap, Sunny Day, Calm Mind
BM/SM/MT: Heal Bell

ChainReaction01
07-26-2011, 03:11 AM
I heard Ivy call out her command to Ambipom. “Ambipom,” she said haltingly, "uhh... right, they're underground, so there isn't much we can really do right now. While we wait, Nasty Plot a bit. Stretch your imagination and your strength. Then... prepare your Swift. As soon as you see something pop out of the ground, fire away. Just don't hit Dual and keep watch.”

It sounded kind of like Ivy was cut off before she could finish, but she didn't cry out and I refused to throw her a look to make sure. In a strange way, this wasn't just about my hurt pride - I didn't want to appear weak or worrisome in front of Alex or Ivy. Instead, I just watched the battlefield carefully for any sign that the Drilbur and Larvesta were emerging on the surface.

It didn't take long for the pair of Wild Pokemon to re-emerge. A small spout of dirt began pouring up into the air to Dual’s right – it reminded me of a brown geyser emerging from its hole. The Drilbur’s shiny silver claws were the first thing to emerge, shortly followed by the rest of its dark body. The little mole Pokemon climbed up out of its hole before collapsing, his arms and legs spread wide. Clearly Dual’s Leaf Blade and the Burn were sapping at its strength, and it was just about to faint. My time to attempt a capture was now.

I waited for the Larvesta to climb out of the hole as well – I didn’t want to hit it accidentally – and the Bug-type gave its fallen comrade a sad look. It didn’t have to worry, though – Jathan would make a great Trainer for this little guy. I then watched as a spray of silver stars smashed into the Larvesta and knocked it over – no doubt Ambipom’s attack. Again, I had to fight off the urge to take a look at Ivy. Instead, I looked over to Dual to give him his orders. I planned to assist Ambipom – just because I wasn’t very happy with Ivy currently didn’t mean I would let her Pokemon be hurt.

“Dual, get ready to Protect Ambipom if the Larvesta fires off a shot, seeing as our job is mostly done,” I ordered.

He grunted and shifted sideways towards the monkey Pokemon, being careful to watch both of the Wild Pokemon as he did so. His left fist was covered in a shimmering white energy field – at the first sign of Larvesta going on the attack he would slam his fist into the ground and a defensive shield would expand around him and Ambipom.

I pulled a small sphere out of the right side pocket of my pack, and when I pressed the button it expanded until it fit perfectly in my hand. The capture device had a camouflage exterior – overlapping swatches of green and brown and dark yellow. I squeezed the ball for good luck, and threw it towards the Drilbur.

As soon as I did, I felt a small waft of cold flow across my arm. I reflexively shuddered with pleasure – it was way too damn hot up here. I looked to the side and my eyes widened – Ivy was collapsed on the ground with Haji winding protectively around her. Alex was crouched low over her and holding a Cubchoo out towards her – probably using its natural cold as some sort of first hard remedy. Haji didn’t look too worried, so I didn’t run over to Ivy’s side, but I watched her carefully – at the first sign of trouble I’d be there to help her out. Ivy was my friend, and no matter what was wrong between us I’d help her out if she needed me too.

WinterVines
07-26-2011, 03:30 PM
TP#22

It was really strange not seeing. She could still hear everything, and she couldn't help but jump at almost every little noise. Was that scuffling some wild Pokémon she needed to defend them next? Had a poacher come and surprised them? Was Ambipom hurt? She hated not knowing.

Haji soothed her thoughts with his calmness though, that cool wave that kept her mind even.

The Espeon reassured her that Ambi was fine and then told her that Alex was approaching. Then she heard the crunching of rocks under boots and sensed someone crouching down beside her.

“Are you alright?” Alex asked. “Is it the heat? Because if it is then you could hold onto Needlenose to help you cool off a bit.”

She sensed the cool air coming from whatever Pokémon he was holding, and Haji told her it was a tiny Cubchoo. They were so cute.

She tried to smile at him. “It's not the heat, but I'll be fine.” She said it, but she wasn't sure if she believed it. Still, she couldn't deny the cold air felt good on her hot skin. “Thank you for offering. Cubchoo are cute.” She reached a hand out, and with Haji's mental urging, she patted its head. “I've just lost might sight for a bit. It'll come back.” Again, she parroted the Espeon's words but didn't know how true they would be.

Now she had a problem though. She couldn't see, and there was still a battle going on. The Larvesta wasn't totally worn down yet, and she knew Chainy was going to have to capture the Drilbur really soon or else risk it fainting. That means she probably should too. On that thought, she wondered where her partner was.

“I believe I can help with that,” Haji said then, and from his tone she could he was referring to the battle.

He manipulated his energy with a twist and a flourish, and then she could see.

Well, it wasn't really seeing, she supposed. It was sort of like heat vision, only she knew she was looking at energy instead of body heat. Everything had some sort of shade, even the ground and rocks that many people thought lifeless. They still glowed with different colors in lights and darks and dims and brights. Forms dotted the field, and she had to study it for a second to figure out what it was.

A green and yellow form closed in on her with a rush, and she recognized it as Ambipom. He was worried, she thought, at least that's what seemed the green tint was from. When she looked, Alex had a similar shade. The yellow must represent his naturally cheery nature. He made sounds of concern and she shook her head a little bit as she tried to sit up. She leaned on the hand propping her up harder than she thought she'd have to.

“I'll be okay, Ambi. You're doing great!” She took a couple moments to blink her eyes more, trying to get used to this. She spotted a vivid blue form out in the field, and she pegged it as the Larvesta right away. She was the same color as her eyes. “This battle is ending soon, Ambi. I need you to listen closely for this one. Larvesta is hurt, but not down yet. I think a Thunder Wave should help us out. We need a little more damage though.”

She saw the energy swirling in Ambipom as he digested what she was saying. Then she continued. “Run up and use a U-turn, infusing the electricity in your hit. Try to aim the paralyzing wave for its star points or its softer body. I have a feeling that mane will absorb the shocks right up. Then backpedal back to me. Hopefully, if Haji can help me, I'll toss a Park Ball to you, and then you can hit Larvesta with it.”

She rummaged around in her vest pocket for the object, pulling out the ball she knew was green. She was lucky she knew her way around her equipment. “Got it, Ambipom?”

She felt the air move as Ambipom nodded his head enthusiastically, and he followed it up with an affirmative sound. She felt the dust kick up as he darted off to do what she asked. She palmed the ball in her hand as she waited. Hopefully this would work.

Bumblebee16
07-26-2011, 08:19 PM
Ranger Alex

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Ivy said it wasn't the heat, but I figured she just didn't want to hold Cubchoo. It was her loss because this little guy was not only extremely adorable, but the coolness he provided felt really good. I just shrugged and moved back to where I was standing. I watched as she commanded her Ambipom to do one last attack. Her speech was a bit slurred so I knew it had to be the heat, what else could cause this.

Ambipom went in and did one last attack, I wasn't paying too much attention because Ivy still looked as if she were going to pass out. Then I saw her heave her Parkball into the air, hitting the small Larva Pokemon and taking it in. I looked over at Drilbur who was already inside of a Parkball, captured. I had missed Chains capture of Drilbur. Then I heard the click from where the Larvesta last was which indicated it was also captured.

"Yeah, okay. You two caught them. Congrats. Let's go now." I said, trying not to sound too rushed. I hated being here; it was way too hot for me. I just wanted to be by the Lakes, enjoying the nice cool water. Hell, I would even rather be at Oktori where it was cold than here.

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Battle Stats: Chain

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Winter

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Trainer stats:

Pokemon Encountered by Winter: Litwick, Cubone, Heatmor, Larvesta
Pokemon Encountered by Chainy: Rapidash, Torkoal, Charmeleon, Drilbur

Encounters Remaining: 11
Pokemon Caught by Winter: Brave/F/Litwick, Mild/F/Larvesta
Pokemon Caught by Chainy: Naive/M/Rapidash, Naughty/M/Torkoal, Brave/M/Heatmor, Hardy/M/Drilbur

Winter MCR: 0% Complete ooooo/oooooo
Chainy MCR: 0% Complete ooooo/oooooo

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Name: James “Chainy” Carter (aka my Ranger)
Total Items: 2x ParkBall; 3x SuperBall; 4x Full Heal; 2x Max Potion; 3x HyperBall; 2x Calming Fragrance Plus; 16x PokeDoll; 5x Honey; Squirtbottle; Pokeplayer; Digital Camera; Fragrance; Type Repellant; Blank Disk x2; Ponyta Voice Disk; Black Aura Reader; Status Bomb x2; Love Potion; Max Revive x2; Premium Honey; Pax-A-Punch

Pokemon Stats (List your Pokemon Stats)

Pokemon: Gallade
Nickname: Dual
Gender: Male
Ability: Steadfast
Nature: Serious
TM/HM/BM/SM/MT: HM01-Cut, HM04-Strength, HM05-Flash, HM08-Rock Smash, TM06-Toxic, TM24-Thunderbolt, TM26-Earthquake, TM33-Reflect, TM45-Thunder Wave, TM48-Rock Slide, TM50-Substitute, TM58-Psych Up, TM59-Hidden Power[GHOST], TM60-Sunny Day, TM72-Shadow Ball, TM88-Brick Break, TM93-Bulk Up, TM95-Taunt, TM96-Light Screen, TM101-Rock Tomb, TM102-Aerial Ace, TM106-Skill Swap, TM107-Snatch, TM117-Drain Punch, TM118-Will-o-Wisp, TM126-Stone Edge, TM132-X-Scissor, TM134-Cross Poison, TM139-Trick Room, Confuse Ray, Shadow Sneak, Ice Punch, Fire Punch, Pain Split, Encore, Thunderpunch, Wish, Mean Look

Pokemon: Swampert - 66%
Nickname: Smash
Gender: Male
Ability: Torrent
Nature: Jolly
TM/HM/BM/SM/MT: HM03-Surf, HM04-Strength, HM07-Waterfall, HM08-Rock Smash, HM09-Dive, HM11-Rock Climb, TM13-Ice Beam, TM126-Stone Edge; TM129-Stealth Rock, Curse, Superpower, Yawn

Pokemon: Breloom
Nickname: Joey
Gender: Male
Ability: Technician
Nature: Careful
TM/HM/BM/SM/MT: HM01-Cut, HM04-Strength, HM05-Flash, HM08-Rock Smash, TM03-Swords Dance, TM06-Toxic, TM48-Rock Slide, TM50-Substitute, TM64-Protect, TM88-Focus Punch, TM93-Bulk Up, TM94-Bullet Seed, TM69-Iron Tail, TM114-Fling, TM147-Low Sweep, Thunderpunch, Synthesis


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Name: Ivy Frost (Going as my Ranger)
Total Items: Digital Camera, Super Potion x5, Full Heal x2, Hyperball x2, Superball x2, Parkball x3, Intermediate Voice Disk (Drilbur), Uncommon Voice Disk (Darumaka), Poképlayer, Park Voucher (3.5k Value Left), Max Revive x2

Pokemon Stats

Crobat - Haxbat
Gender: Male
Nature: Careful
Ability: Inner Focus
TM: U-turn, Roost, Protect, Taunt, Sludge Bomb, Hidden Power Steel
BM/SM/MT: Quick Attack, Brave Bird

Ambipom
Gender: Male
Nature: Jolly
Ability: Technician
TM: Ice Punch, Brick Break, Thunderwave, Taunt, U-turn
BM/SM/MT: None

Espeon - Haji - 100%
Gender: Male
Nature: Calm
Ability: Synchronize
TM: Hidden Power Fire, Grass Knot, Shadow Ball, Skill Swap, Sunny Day, Calm Mind
BM/SM/MT: Heal Bell

ChainReaction01
07-27-2011, 12:03 AM
Ivy didn't seem to be in any serious trouble, which was good to see. I watched as she managed to get up into a sitting position before turning my attention back to the Drilbur. It had already been drawn into the Park Ball I had thrown and now was wiggling from side to side. After a couple of seconds it stilled and made the usual droning tone that signaled a successful capture.

I looked over to the side and heard Ivy give her commands to Ambipom. There was a slight shake in her voice, but it couldn't have been anything too serious if she was continuing the battle. Ambipom ran forwards and tackled the Larvesta, shedding electrical sparks as he did so. The Larvesta keened and fell onto its side and I saw a second Park Ball arc towards the Bug-type Pokemon. I covered my eyes, anticipating the red flare, and when I reopened them the Park Ball was laying still on the ground.

"Yeah, okay. You two caught them. Congrats. Let's go now," Alex said to us.

"Sounds good, but let's not go too high," I replied. "The thinner air would be murder."

I walked over and picked up the two Park Balls and gave them to Alex. Ranger Regulations stated that the Trainers didn't get to take captured Pokemon until they left the Park, and even though I was an Elite Ranger for the time being I was to be treated like a regular Trainer. I looked over at Ivy, considering offering her help up, but it wasn't my job to baby her, it was Alex's. If she wanted my help, she'd ask for it. I think.

WinterVines
07-28-2011, 03:46 PM
TP#24

Hearing that Park Ball click was such a relief that she expelled all the air she had been holding. She heard Ambipom's cry of success and smiled as she felt him near, even though she couldn't really see him.

“Great job,” she said. “You've earned a good rest.” She took out Ambi's Pokéball and returned him, putting the ball back in the pocket where it came from.

Her sense-vision flickered for a second before evening back out, and then something dawned on her. She turned to her Espeon. “Haji, I think you're using too much energy. Are you getting tired?” He stubbornly refused to answer the question, and that gave her answer enough. “Okay, since we're not going to be doing anything but moving for a bit, I want you to cut the vision off. I won't really need it until the next battle, and who knows, maybe mine will come back by then.”

She felt him want to start protesting, but in the end he agreed and let the energy-vision fade away to a black that felt a lot more empty than it was.

“Yeah, okay. You two caught them. Congrats. Let's go now.” Alex sounded a little agitated, and it was probably because of Deckbi heat. In the middle of all her drama, she had forgotten about it.

She made to stand, and even though she had been getting up for years, it was a lot harder when she couldn't see anything. Her balance was off, and she almost fell forward onto her face if not for the hand that propped her up. She slowly stood, though her legs shook from all the time she spent on them without moving. Her arms were out to the sides and she took a careful step while she was still crouched a little.

It was almost scary not knowing where your foot was going. This was going to be a pain, and she had a feeling she was going to fall a lot. Maybe she should've kept Ambipom out to hold onto her hand. Oh well, too late now. Haji reassured her from her side, saying he would warn her of any large rocks. She thanked him and then stood up straighter. She was going to do this.

“This is probably going to be awful, but let's go.” She took a brave step forward with one of her hands slightly outward, blinking her eyes all the while, trying to get them to work again.

Bumblebee16
07-28-2011, 11:35 PM
Ranger Alex

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Ivy finally seemed to get a hold of herself. I was guessing since I brought them to the other side of the mountain now where the sun was totally beating down on us that she had time to cool off a bit. Even if she did say it wasn't the heat. What else could cause those symptoms. It was all signs of dehydration.

Needlenose curled up in my arms, slowly falling asleep. I felt a little like sleeping, but I knew if I did up here, I might not wake up. I hugged my little Cubchoo a little tighter, it was like holding ice, which right now was something I needed.

"Okay, I'm tired of going up, let's head back down." I called out to Chain and Ivy. Normally I would ask them were they wanted to go, but right now I didn't give a fuk and going up this mountain was too much right now. Perhaps if it were Fall or sometime cooler then I wouldn't mind. We began heading down the rocky mountain, making sure we didn't accidently slip.

We were almost at the bottom when I felt the ground rumble. First thing I did was make sure Chain and Ivy were still grounded and not rolling down the mountain, then I looked around to see if a Pokemon was causing this. I saw a small Rhyhorn ramming a rock. I looked a little closer and saw a Litwick just floating nearby.

"Those look interesting. Do you want them?" I asked. As I did, the Rhyhorn quickly turned around aimed his horn at Ivy. Litwick saw the commotion and floated over towards us. It circled me, then faced Chainy. Litwick looked at the Rhyhorn and the large rock Pokemon gave a small nod. They were going to team up and battle.

"What's with all these double battles." I grumbled.

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Battle Stats: Litwick and Rhyhorn

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IDK and IDC

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Trainer stats:

Pokemon Encountered by Winter: Litwick, Cubone, Heatmor, Larvesta
Pokemon Encountered by Chainy: Rapidash, Torkoal, Charmeleon, Drilbur

Encounters Remaining: 11
Pokemon Caught by Winter: Brave/F/Litwick, Mild/F/Larvesta
Pokemon Caught by Chainy: Naive/M/Rapidash, Naughty/M/Torkoal, Brave/M/Heatmor, Hardy/M/Drilbur

Winter MCR: 0% Complete ooooo/oooooo
Chainy MCR: 0% Complete ooooo/oooooo

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Name: James “Chainy” Carter (aka my Ranger)
Total Items: 2x ParkBall; 3x SuperBall; 4x Full Heal; 2x Max Potion; 3x HyperBall; 2x Calming Fragrance Plus; 16x PokeDoll; 5x Honey; Squirtbottle; Pokeplayer; Digital Camera; Fragrance; Type Repellant; Blank Disk x2; Ponyta Voice Disk; Black Aura Reader; Status Bomb x2; Love Potion; Max Revive x2; Premium Honey; Pax-A-Punch

Pokemon Stats (List your Pokemon Stats)

Pokemon: Gallade
Nickname: Dual
Gender: Male
Ability: Steadfast
Nature: Serious
TM/HM/BM/SM/MT: HM01-Cut, HM04-Strength, HM05-Flash, HM08-Rock Smash, TM06-Toxic, TM24-Thunderbolt, TM26-Earthquake, TM33-Reflect, TM45-Thunder Wave, TM48-Rock Slide, TM50-Substitute, TM58-Psych Up, TM59-Hidden Power[GHOST], TM60-Sunny Day, TM72-Shadow Ball, TM88-Brick Break, TM93-Bulk Up, TM95-Taunt, TM96-Light Screen, TM101-Rock Tomb, TM102-Aerial Ace, TM106-Skill Swap, TM107-Snatch, TM117-Drain Punch, TM118-Will-o-Wisp, TM126-Stone Edge, TM132-X-Scissor, TM134-Cross Poison, TM139-Trick Room, Confuse Ray, Shadow Sneak, Ice Punch, Fire Punch, Pain Split, Encore, Thunderpunch, Wish, Mean Look

Pokemon: Swampert - 66%
Nickname: Smash
Gender: Male
Ability: Torrent
Nature: Jolly
TM/HM/BM/SM/MT: HM03-Surf, HM04-Strength, HM07-Waterfall, HM08-Rock Smash, HM09-Dive, HM11-Rock Climb, TM13-Ice Beam, TM126-Stone Edge; TM129-Stealth Rock, Curse, Superpower, Yawn

Pokemon: Breloom
Nickname: Joey
Gender: Male
Ability: Technician
Nature: Careful
TM/HM/BM/SM/MT: HM01-Cut, HM04-Strength, HM05-Flash, HM08-Rock Smash, TM03-Swords Dance, TM06-Toxic, TM48-Rock Slide, TM50-Substitute, TM64-Protect, TM88-Focus Punch, TM93-Bulk Up, TM94-Bullet Seed, TM69-Iron Tail, TM114-Fling, TM147-Low Sweep, Thunderpunch, Synthesis


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Name: Ivy Frost (Going as my Ranger)
Total Items: Digital Camera, Super Potion x5, Full Heal x2, Hyperball x2, Superball x2, Parkball x3, Intermediate Voice Disk (Drilbur), Uncommon Voice Disk (Darumaka), Poképlayer, Park Voucher (3.5k Value Left), Max Revive x2

Pokemon Stats

Crobat - Haxbat
Gender: Male
Nature: Careful
Ability: Inner Focus
TM: U-turn, Roost, Protect, Taunt, Sludge Bomb, Hidden Power Steel
BM/SM/MT: Quick Attack, Brave Bird

Ambipom
Gender: Male
Nature: Jolly
Ability: Technician
TM: Ice Punch, Brick Break, Thunderwave, Taunt, U-turn
BM/SM/MT: None

Espeon - Haji - 100%
Gender: Male
Nature: Calm
Ability: Synchronize
TM: Hidden Power Fire, Grass Knot, Shadow Ball, Skill Swap, Sunny Day, Calm Mind
BM/SM/MT: Heal Bell

WinterVines
07-29-2011, 07:17 PM
(OOC: M Rhyhorn please. And I'm still battling, just go with it XD)

TP#25

Alex decided to go back down the mountainside, and that was just fine with her. There were more rocks the higher you went up, and a lot of the paths were nothing but those. Not good when she couldn't see where she was going. The air would be super thick too, and she was already a little short of breath.

They traveled for a little while, and she didn't think she was doing so bad for only seeing darkness. Some of her steps were uneasy, but eventually she got into the right rhythm. If one foot stepped oddly, the other came in quick to even it out and her body shifted so she didn't fall. There were only a couple close calls.

Then, the ground started shaking. She really hoped it wasn't the volcano.

It wasn't too terrible though, and she knew better than to try to stay on her feet. Instead, she crouched down to hug her knees with one arm and brace the other on the ground underneath her. She felt Haji huddle close.

As soon as it started, it was over. Then she heard Alex say, “Those look interesting. Do you want them?”

There must've been a Pokémon making that quake then. She silently asked Haji what it was. Her eyes still weren't working.

She felt Haji's voice like a cool breeze on her mind. “There is a Rhyhorn looking at you. He was striking a rock. There is a Litwick next to him.”

She nodded. She knew Rhyhorn were powerful Rock and Ground-type Pokémon. They were fierce fighters, with solid thick plates all over the body and a sharp horn on the nose. It sort of moved like a train in a way, and she knew they could do a lot of damage. She recalled a notice up on the peg board in the Main Office that someone was looking for one. Sometimes Trainers called in or left notices when they visited and didn't find what they were looking for. She may as well try to nab it.

Even if she didn't want to, she would battle so Chainy had the chance to capture the rare Fire-type that appeared for him.

Ivy stood up slowly, shaking just a little. She wasn't sure who to send out to battle. Ambipom would probably be her best choice, but he just battled and earned his rest. Haxbat was out of the question for more than just Chainy's dislike, since he was weak to Rock-type moves. That left Haji then, and after a quick mental check, she found that he didn't mind in the slightest.

For everyone else's benefit she said, “Okay, Haji, that Rhyhorn is all yours if Chainy wants to battle. Be careful...” she started, and then swayed a little bit, getting a shock of dizzy. “..if it charges.” She wobbled a bit on her feet, not knowing what was causing it. She was all of a sudden really warm.

Before she could call out a warning, she felt her sight go just a shade darker than it already was. Then consciousness left her, and she fell back and hit the dirt with a thud.

ChainReaction01
07-30-2011, 10:49 AM
OOC: Female Litwick, please. And I'mma have to BS a lot this post, sorry, I'll bold the attack orders so you don't have to read it all. Also, 85% of this post was written when I was so lightheaded I could swear I was at Deckbi myself XDDD

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I watched Ivy carefully as she got to her feet shakily. Haji didn't seem very concerned, but I could see the shaking in Ivy's feet and legs as she cautiously stepped forward. I didn't offer to help her though - she obviously had a problem with me, and that was fine. I didn't need her. My fist clenched but I didn't say anything. Instead, I looked over to Alex to see what he was intending to do next.

"Okay, I'm tired of going up, let's head back down," he said to us.

"Sounds damn good to me," I replied fervently. I had been feeling a slightly increasing tug of disappointment from my mental link to Dual for the past half hour or so, but I'd been screening it out. He knew me that I didn't work well under heat, and Mount Deckbi certainly was hot. In fact, I had nearly promised myself that I was never leaving my air-conditioned office ever again. I could probably do deskwork - it seemed to work for Dee - and at least I'd be closer to all the secretaries.

The thought of secretaries had me look over at Ivy again for some unknown reason. Her eyes were closed and a single bead of sweat was travelling down her forehead as she carefully moved forward one step at a time. Yet again I felt the odd conflicting emotions go to war inside me - a strong desire to go and help my struggling friend and a strange, almost external wish to simply walk off. Screw the Drilbur. Screw the Heatmor. I didn't need any of them. In fact, I hadn't even been planning to come up here today, I'd been dragged along from my nice cool deskchair by the laziest Ranger I've ever had the misfortune to meet, and a young woman who treated me like rubbish and then fell unconscious when she tired of dumping on me. The only plus side of this whole scenario was the occasional wafts of cold coming off Alex's Cubchoo.

It wasn't long before the ground started shaking. I braced my feet, but the spasms weren't too violent.

"Those look interesting. Do you want them?" Alex asked Ivy and me.

I looked around and saw a Rhyhorn ramming a large rock, hitting it with the front of its horn as opposed to the tip. It wasn't trying to destroy the rock, it was trying to toughen its horn - I'd seen this before, many times. To my father's chagrin, a Rhyhorn had been one of the first Pokemon Jathan had tried to breed. It actually worked out quite well, and my little brother had only incurred minimal wounds. The last I had seen of that Rhyhorn, it had evolved into a Rhydon and gone off with one of the Trainer who had passed the farm.

Next to the Rhyhorn, though, was something far more interesting. A small Litwick bobbed a metre off the ground, the second one I'd seen today. I grinned and shuffled my feet - I had remembered being jealous of Ivy for taking the first one, but now it was my turn. I was definitely going to capture this Pokemon, whether Ivy and Alex wanted me to or not.

“Okay, Haji, that Rhyhorn is all yours if Chainy wants to battle," Ivy said. I shot her a look - she was blinking rapidly. Probably eye strain or something.

Even as I finished that thought, I felt like something was wrong. Like that assumption was contradictory to something I already knew. I tried to figure out what it was, but the world was moving in slow motion. My eyes widened and I saw Ivy collapse onto the ground. Darkness welled up around her, and I could swear I was falling. A cold sweat broke out on my forehead and I clenched my eyes shut.

When I opened my eyes, I was on the top of a cliff, watching my two impulses (the wish to help Ivy and the desire to ignore her completely) battle down below me. Waves of light blue water pushed at waves of dark red, and they crashed together, throwing black and white sparks into the air. I felt my eyes well up with tears, and I looked to my right. Dual was standing next to me, his arms behind his back, watching the battle impassively.

<This is your psyche,> he said to me without moving. <You are at war within yourself, and if it wasn't for your mental strength you'd be no better off than Ivy.>

But why? I asked my partner desperately. I felt power flow around me and I tried to grasp invisible tendrils but only air was captured in my grasp. Something feels wrong, but what is it?

<Think!> Dual suddenly snapped, turning to look at me as his sudden yell echoed throughout my head. <None of us have been normal since coming onto this mountain. You put it up to heat or exhaustion or sheer selfishness, but can't you at least tell this force is external?>

What about that God-damned Crobat of hers? I retorted viciously. She knows we're both afraid of them. Why did she bring it?

<Maybe because Haxbat is her friend?> Dual asked incredulously. <Yes, it's true I don't like Crobats. I don't like Flying types in general. But despite my dislike, I never simply shut him out like you have. If you could get over the fact that he's huge and poisonous, you'd see he is a caring person! Didn't you ever think of that?

I... I didn't know what to say.

<Since when have you ever been this hateful?> he yelled. <When have you ever wished to cause anyone harm? I know you never have, because I know you. You're a kind person, someone that I share my power with. If I thought you'd simply ignore our connection then I never would have made it to begin with.>

My eyes tightened and I turned, throwing a fist towards the Gallade. The red water in the canyon below rose with my strike, crashing into the blue and carving straight through it.

A sudden meaty smack caused the red water to literally stop movement. Dual had caught my with his right hand, and he threw one of his own at me with his left. His hard green fist caught me in the shoulder, and I cried out as I sunk to my knees. The flare of pain was agonising but brief. The blue water pushed the ref back to the mid-point, and they continued their wrestling as I sobbed. I looked up at Dual with tears of rage in my eyes and I saw him watching me impassively.

What would you know? I screamed at him. None of this is affecting you!

Dual sighed and kneeled in front of me. <But it is,> he murmured softly, and he looked directly into my eyes. His right eye was its normal red, a slight fire flickering away behind his pupil. His left eye, however, was darker red, the same colour of the waves in canyon. The colour of dried blood. I felt a tingly shock working its way through my body. Finally it made sense. The way Dual held back in his previous battles, his short temper, and even now I could see his muscles clenching and unclenching. Something was affecting us. And if it was affecting us, it was also affecting...

Ivy, I breathed. I got to my feet and clenched my other fist. The blue waves rose and swamped the red ones. They continued to lurk underneath the surface of the lake, but I had them under control. Small strands of blue energy wound themselves through my fist, growing thicker as my determination grew.

Dual smiled and shook his head. <Nice to see you finally using them,> he remarked. <I thought your eyes had been glued shut the moment we stepped onto this mountain.>

I grinned wearily back at my partner. Shut up. And... thanks.

<Any time, my friend.> I felt Dual's hand clap me on the shoulder, and the whole vision began to fade as I returned to the real world. The blackness slowly retreated, and my gaze was still lingering on the collapsed Ivy.

I sprung into action, throwing a PokeBall into the air. It spun a few times before releasing Smash in a quick flash of white light. He rumbled a greeting, but the rumble stopped dead cold when he saw Ivy motionless on the ground.

"She's alright, buddy," I reassured him, "but I have an important job for you. I need you to go curl up around her and keep her cool."

Smash nodded and thumped on over to Ivy, carefully stepping over her. He then lowered his massive bulk and laid on the ground next to her. Light blue - almost white - mist began to seep out of his mouth, and the icy wind wafted over her and surrounded her, cooling her down. I knew this wasn't a simple case of dehydration, though.

She's got the same thing, doesn't she? I looked at Dual, asking for confirmation.

He nodded. <However, the bond between Ivy and Haji is new - she is not yet fully adjusted to it. That's why she is being affected by this more than us.

My mouth became a grim slash as I remembered my linking with Dual. It had been a hellish week-and-a-half - many things had occurred that neither of still really understood. I'd spent most of it half-insane and immobile, and Dual hadn't been much better. Save for the body-swap incident.

That actually hadn't been all bad, I reflected.

I saw Haji standing out in front of Ivy, watching the Rhyhorn carefully. His long forked tail was much stiffer than usual - apparently he still intended to battle the Wild Pokemon.

Are you sure you're okay to do this? I asked the purple cat through a tentative link. Will Ivy be okay?

The cat responded in the affirmative. I couldn't quite make out his words - he was clearly preparing for battle - but I got the feeling that all of what was happening to Ivy was pretty natural. Her brain was shutting down temporarily under the onslaught of new feelings and the strange external one that had been causing us so much trouble. I wondered what it was, but the Rhyhorn looked over at us and the Litwick shot the Rock-type a look. They seemed to come to an agreement, and they moved forward, challenging us.

"Well, that won't do," I said to myself. Unfortunately, I only really had one choice. I didn't want to risk Dual in battle, and Smash was taking care of Ivy. I only had one Pokemon left - it was just a pity he was weak to Fire-typed moves. I threw a second PokeBall out in front of me and my Breloom emerged from the capsule. He was one of my newer acquisitions - a Pokemon that Jathan had sent me. Apparently he was one of my brother's biggest successes. I didn't see it - Joey was a huge pain in the ass with an annoying sense of humour. The Breloom bounced up and down on his powerful legs, clearly enjoying being out in the air. His clubbed tail swung from side to side excitedly and his mushroom-shaped head tilted from side to side as he examined his opponents.

I snapped my fingers to get Joey's attention, and he turned his neck in a sharp twisting motion. His small black eyes watched me carefully, as if debating whether or not to pay attention to me.

"Don't give me any of that funny business," I warned him. "Save it for the battle."

His shoulders fell momentarily, but when he heard he was going to fight he bounced around enthusiastically. I couldn't keep back a small laugh.

"Alright there man, let's start this off nice and slow. You need to be careful of the Litwick's Fire moves, but there's nothing we can do for now about that. What I want you to do is Bulk Up - get ready to deal out some serious damage."

Joey nodded and he tensed his arms like a wrestler. They began to bulge as the flexing brought out his inner power and he prepared to do battle. I felt bad about sending him versus a Fire type, but I actually had a plan for that - I just needed him to get close before I could put it into action.

Bumblebee16
07-30-2011, 03:21 PM
Ranger Alex

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I was kind of excited to see the battle unfold. I hoped this one went a lot better. I had no idea it was going to get a lot worse. I looked over at Ivy who didn’t seem to be getting better.

“Okay, Haji, that Rhyhorn is all yours if Chainy wants to battle. Be careful...” she started. She seemed to be sweating a bit, which was normal, but it wasn’t normal for her to be swaying back and forth the way she was, “..if it charges.” She added, but then collapsed on the floor.

“Wow, this day cannot get any worse. As if the heat wasn't enough.” I grumbled. I was about to rush over to help her with my belt began to rattle and a tall blue dog-like Pokémon emerged from one of my Pokeballs. It was Scamper, my Lucario.

“This isn’t because of the heat.” He began to explain telepathically. “Whatever is bothering her is a psychological problem that you can’t fix by cooling her down. Something happened here before we came. That has to be what is affecting them.”

“Them?” I said, then looked over to Chain. He took a swing at Dual who countered with a punch to Chains shoulder and he was now crying. “Wow, they’re all crazy. What the hell did Leo leave me with? Man, and I’m stuck with them until they are done with this run.”

“How unfortunate.” Scamper grumbled. “We just had to get stuck with them. I suppose you could try cooling them down, but like I said, it won’t help whatever is causing this to them. That’s something they’ll have to work out on their own.” He said, eyeing Dual. Scamper just stood there with his arms crossed, shaking his head at them all. “I wonder what started all this.”

“Yeah, I hope they sort this out soon though, I don’t want them both to pass out.” I grumbled. “This is some first run.”

“I’ll say, I guess I’ll go closer and try my Heal Pulse on the girl.” He shrugged. “I’ve never used it on a human before. Hopefully this will calm her down a bit; if not then we may have to call this run off.”

“Yeah, I’m already ahead of you. If something else goes wrong, I’m going to call this off and have them come back when they’re ready, maybe even suggest they come separately.” Scamper gave a slight nod and began forming a pink ball of energy. I could see small waves of it coming off of the ball and hitting Ivy. I could only hope that worked.

I looked over towards Chain and Dual. They seemed to have pulled together… for now. Dual didn’t seem to be the one battling in this battle. Chain had sent out two more Pokémon, a Swampert and Breloom. Breloom readied itself for battle, and seemed really energetic about it. Chain gave his orders and the shroom began powering up with Bulk Up. I suppose that was a good choice, but I didn’t really think Rhyhorn would be hitting him, and Litwick was a special attacker, not to mention most physical attacks didn’t work on it.

Rhyhorn grew tired of waiting and charged at Espeon. He slammed his green glowing horn at the purple feline, sending it flying back a bit. Litwick moved towards Breloom. The tip of Litwicks wick that was on fire quickly grew larger and then suddenly covered her whole body. She then rammed into Breloom and speedily retreated. It had used that move to gain speed.

This battle was going to be a long one if they didn’t pull themselves together.

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Battle Stats: Litwick Spd1 [100% - Used Flame Charge] and Rhyhorn [100% - Used Megahorn]

vs

Breloom Att/Def1 [90% - Used Bulk Up] and Espeon [85%]

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Trainer stats:

Pokemon Encountered by Winter: Litwick, Cubone, Heatmor, Larvesta, Rhyhorn
Pokemon Encountered by Chainy: Rapidash, Torkoal, Charmeleon, Drilbur, Litwick

Encounters Remaining: 11
Pokemon Caught by Winter: Brave/F/Litwick, Mild/F/Larvesta
Pokemon Caught by Chainy: Naive/M/Rapidash, Naughty/M/Torkoal, Brave/M/Heatmor, Hardy/M/Drilbur

Winter MCR: 55.6% Complete o5oo5/oo9ooo
Chainy MCR: 51% Complete o12748/o25ooo

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Name: James “Chainy” Carter (aka my Ranger)
Total Items: 2x ParkBall; 3x SuperBall; 4x Full Heal; 2x Max Potion; 3x HyperBall; 2x Calming Fragrance Plus; 16x PokeDoll; 5x Honey; Squirtbottle; Pokeplayer; Digital Camera; Fragrance; Type Repellant; Blank Disk x2; Ponyta Voice Disk; Black Aura Reader; Status Bomb x2; Love Potion; Max Revive x2; Premium Honey; Pax-A-Punch

Pokemon Stats (List your Pokemon Stats)

Pokemon: Gallade
Nickname: Dual
Gender: Male
Ability: Steadfast
Nature: Serious
TM/HM/BM/SM/MT: HM01-Cut, HM04-Strength, HM05-Flash, HM08-Rock Smash, TM06-Toxic, TM24-Thunderbolt, TM26-Earthquake, TM33-Reflect, TM45-Thunder Wave, TM48-Rock Slide, TM50-Substitute, TM58-Psych Up, TM59-Hidden Power[GHOST], TM60-Sunny Day, TM72-Shadow Ball, TM88-Brick Break, TM93-Bulk Up, TM95-Taunt, TM96-Light Screen, TM101-Rock Tomb, TM102-Aerial Ace, TM106-Skill Swap, TM107-Snatch, TM117-Drain Punch, TM118-Will-o-Wisp, TM126-Stone Edge, TM132-X-Scissor, TM134-Cross Poison, TM139-Trick Room, Confuse Ray, Shadow Sneak, Ice Punch, Fire Punch, Pain Split, Encore, Thunderpunch, Wish, Mean Look

Pokemon: Swampert - 66%
Nickname: Smash
Gender: Male
Ability: Torrent
Nature: Jolly
TM/HM/BM/SM/MT: HM03-Surf, HM04-Strength, HM07-Waterfall, HM08-Rock Smash, HM09-Dive, HM11-Rock Climb, TM13-Ice Beam, TM126-Stone Edge; TM129-Stealth Rock, Curse, Superpower, Yawn

Pokemon: Breloom
Nickname: Joey
Gender: Male
Ability: Technician
Nature: Careful
TM/HM/BM/SM/MT: HM01-Cut, HM04-Strength, HM05-Flash, HM08-Rock Smash, TM03-Swords Dance, TM06-Toxic, TM48-Rock Slide, TM50-Substitute, TM64-Protect, TM88-Focus Punch, TM93-Bulk Up, TM94-Bullet Seed, TM69-Iron Tail, TM114-Fling, TM147-Low Sweep, Thunderpunch, Synthesis


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Name: Ivy Frost (Going as my Ranger)
Total Items: Digital Camera, Super Potion x5, Full Heal x2, Hyperball x2, Superball x2, Parkball x3, Intermediate Voice Disk (Drilbur), Uncommon Voice Disk (Darumaka), Poképlayer, Park Voucher (3.5k Value Left), Max Revive x2

Pokemon Stats

Crobat - Haxbat
Gender: Male
Nature: Careful
Ability: Inner Focus
TM: U-turn, Roost, Protect, Taunt, Sludge Bomb, Hidden Power Steel
BM/SM/MT: Quick Attack, Brave Bird

Ambipom
Gender: Male
Nature: Jolly
Ability: Technician
TM: Ice Punch, Brick Break, Thunderwave, Taunt, U-turn
BM/SM/MT: None

Espeon - Haji - 100%
Gender: Male
Nature: Calm
Ability: Synchronize
TM: Hidden Power Fire, Grass Knot, Shadow Ball, Skill Swap, Sunny Day, Calm Mind
BM/SM/MT: Heal Bell

WinterVines
07-31-2011, 05:11 PM
(OOC: I really don't know how it got so long D: Used Focus Energy, Grass Knot, and Shadow Ball.)

TP#26

Haji couldn't deny that he didn't completely stop for a moment when he saw Ivy go down.

He quickly scanned her with his mind, but she seemed okay. One probably couldn't tell anything was wrong with her at the moment if they didn't see her unconscious on the ground. At least her mind was settled for a while. She had put up with enough.

While he knew some of this onslaught was from their newly established bond, something he had waited too long to do, the brunt of it seemed to be this mountain and what was happening on it. She and Chainy were conflicting with each other, something, from his understanding, that never happened. Yet here they were being somewhat hostile, at least outwardly on Chainy's part, and getting hurt over simple things that should have been brushed by. Something was making them behave strangely, and though he constantly scanned the landscape, he couldn't detect what it was.

He should have done this weeks ago, if not months. They had been together a somewhat lengthy at this point, and they had gone too long without being connected. Maybe this whole thing could have been averted. She was just so guarded before, and he was always wary. He didn't want it to turn out like... before. But he knew better now. She wasn't like them.

He was more annoyed at Chainy, however much he was able of being annoyed. The man was being an idiot. Haji knew he was capable of much better, yet today he was acting like a sulking child. Brief brushes of the mind told him that Dual was thinking the same. The warrior was planning on making things clearer for Chainy, and Haji hoped it worked. The warrior was suffering as much as the rest of them due to his bond with the other Ranger. If the man didn't straighten out his actions, the Espeon was going to do it for him. Nobody hurt his Trainer.

Haji watched the Rhyhorn's movements with level eyes. They had other issues to worry about too, but Ivy had wanted to battle, so battle he would. While watching, he felt Chainy's inquiries float through his mind. He had forgotten he left the channel open. The man was wondering if he could battle and if Ivy was alright.

“Ivy will be fine,” he said firmly. “Her body shut down to protect her mind, and the same can be said of the mind itself. She was under too much strain. She will rest and recover while her senses have a chance to even out.” He definitely shouldn't have opened the bond here, on the mountain while they were supposed to be investigating. It should have been somewhere safe with less stimulus. It was just so hard to deny her anything anymore, and she had seemed so discouraged. He didn't want her to think he was being distant on purpose.

Chainy released the Swampert again, with instruction to keep Ivy cool. He shuffled across the field, looking worried for the red-headed girl. He stopped just before reaching her, his eyes glued on Haji as if asking for permission. With the slightest nod of his head, the Espeon allowed it. Smash curled up around her, and his damp skin fought off the heat a little bit. It would probably make her more comfortable.

Then Haji had another idea, and he touched the mind of Haxbat. At once the Crobat agreed to his request, and the large purple bat swooped down to them. He landed on Smash's arm, but unlike Chainy, he didn't seem bothered at all. Haxbat crooned softly, seeing his downed Trainer, and then he dropped down into the space created by the Swampert and huddled in close to her. Maybe the familiar contact would help to soothe her, surrounded by friends. From what he understood, they were all the family she had.

So engrossed in his thoughts about his Trainer, he didn't sense the Rhyhorn charging at him. He was struck in the side, and he was sent head over tail as he flopped and skidded across the dusty field. He cursed as his side stung, but he got up and shook his head, needing to see what was going on.

He saw Chainy had released a Breloom, looking eager to battle. The Litwick was in control of that arrangement, however, charging at the Grass-type while coated in flame. She moved faster after that, and Haji decided he didn't like this arrangement one bit.

That Breloom was going to have a hard time with the Fire-type. What was his name? Joey? While ghosts were said to have the upper hand against him, he thought him a better match for the Litwick, at least for a while. He sent a request out to Chainy, informing him of his plans.

“I will distract the Litwick now, to give you time to prepare.”

It was short and sweet, but he didn't wait for a response. He was already going into action. This would probably be a longer combination of skills he was going to compile, but he wasn't worried. Calmness was the key to most things. He had been around long, and though Ivy did not have a lot of time to spend training, he had learned a few things from her that would help. The best way to learn was by doing.

He focused his energy tight, knowing his next attacks were going to have to be controlled. He also opened his mind a bit more, taking in the sounds and feelings from the environment, letting that extra energy seep into him. He was going to need it.

A whisper to the ground below him started his first attack, and he felt the earth respond. He visualized what he wanted to happen. He coaxed the roots deep in the ground to move, willing them toward the Rhyhorn. If all went well, he would be able to trip up the large rock dinosaur if he tried to move again. The bigger they were, the harder they fell. It should also hold him back enough for either Chainy to act or for him to attack the Litwick, which was his next action.

He gathered the shadows around him, and though the sun was beaming, there were always shadows. The darkest place was between two objects, and he fed on that, calling the energy to him as a dark purple, black, and silver ball started to form in front of him. It spun and bobbed in its spot, and he gathered as much strength in it he could

With a little push, he had it hovering in front of him and he took off running, aiming for the Litwick. He was close, and when he judged the distance, he split the large Shadow Ball into two and sent them flying at the ghost, one veering out to make a wide left and the other to the right. He was still running, and he skidded to a stop as the dust flew up around him, watching to see if his attack worked and what everyone would do next.

ChainReaction01
08-01-2011, 02:14 AM
Much to my dismay, as Joey was flexing his muscles the Rhyhorn roared and began to charge towards Haji. I called out a warning but the cat was too busy concentrating on something. The horn became ensconced with light green energy that exploded outwards as it made contact with the purple cat. He was thrown backwards through the air, but he managed to land on his feet, like all cats did. He didn't look too badly hurt which I was pleased to see - Ivy wouldn't be happy if Haji got severely wounded while she was out of it.

I was too busy watching the Espeon. The Litwick that was my target suddenly flared up and flew towards Joey. The writhing flames that surrounded it expanded as it collided head-on with my Breloom. The fire raced across Joey's body before returning to the Litwick and settling underneath its stubby body, reminding me of the exhaust of a rocket thruster. No doubt that was the Flame Charge technique - a move that Fire types could use to boost their Speed. Like they even really needed to - most of them were fast as hell anyway.

I heard a sudden flapping, and I looked to my left. Haxbat was flying down from the sky and approaching Smash and Ivy. I took a step back, and I could almost feel the red waters of rage swell up inside me. However, I could also feel Dual's eyes watching me closely and I took a deep breath to calm down. The large Crobat settled onto Smash's arm and climbed down to cover the part of Ivy that Smash couldn't reach. I shivered one last time before returning to my spot. I could feel all the hairs on my body standing up on end - there was a massive purple bat not two metres from me for the love of God - but I tried not to think about it, and I definitely suppressed any negative phrases that came to mind. Haxbat wasn't going to bite me or smother me - probably.

Dual rolled his eyes and sighed, but a small smile crinkled his lips upward. That was probably about as far as Chainy was going to get any time soon - he was doing fairly well considering this time last week he'd be screaming and running right about now. He was about to reach through the telepathic link and congratulate Chainy when a sudden spike of the rage fluid rushed through his system. He closed his eyes and gritted his teeth, waiting for it to pass. It had been the most powerful one yet - whatever was causing it was near. His light green helmet began to glow with a faded light blue nimbus and he bent over the ground, looking carefully amongst the stones.

I didn't notice any of this, though. The very instant I managed to push Haxbat out of my mind Haji contacted me mentally. I was surprised by this - he had been just-noticeably-cold towards me recently, although I couldn't say I blamed him. I was the source of much of Ivy's problems today. If I'd been just a little better, she probably wouldn't be in this situation right now.

<I will distract the Litwick now, to give you time to prepare,> he said before severing the link. I wanted to thank him and tell him that it wasn't necessary, but I wasn't fast enough. He began to glow a weak pink-orange colour, and jets of energy peeled off him in a way reminiscent of the peeling of the skin off a banana. I shrugged - if Haji wanted to take on the Litwick, that was fine with me. I wouldn't be using this time to prepare, though, I'd be using it to attack. I looked over at my Breloom, who had finished stretching. He was bouncing repeatedly from side to side, clearly ready and wanting to attack. I wasn't going to deny him.

"Alright Joey, let's go on the offensive," I called out to him. "Haji is gunna take care of the Litwick for now, so that leaves you the Rhyhorn. Go out there and hit it with a Brick Break, and then follow up with a Giga Drain!"

Joey bounced a couple more times enthusiastically, and then he used the momentum to to fly forward across the ground. His legs struck the ground powerfully as he hopped towards the Rhyhorn, clenching his right fist into a tight ball, ready to cause pain to the Rock-type. I knew he'd hold back to keep the Rhyhorn from fainting - while he had a mischievous and playful nature, he didn't like causing outright harm.

Bumblebee16
08-02-2011, 02:36 AM
Ranger Alex

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Scamper’s Heal Pulse didn’t seem to be working as well as I had wanted it too. Whatever was going on in this looney bin, they were going to have to put their drama aside at least for this battle. Rhyhorn and Litwick didn’t seem to care about their problems and were attacking normally. They weren’t even in sync and they were doing a good job already. Litwick was now spinning around Rhyhorn, he seemed too energetic about this battle. Rhyhorn however, didn’t take his eyes off of Espeon.

"Alright Joey, let's go on the offensive," Chain called out to his partner. "Haji is gunna take care of the Litwick for now, so that leaves you the Rhyhorn. Go out there and hit it with a Brick Break, and then follow up with a Giga Drain!"

I assumed they were communicating with Espeon telepathically since Ivy was out cold. Either that or Chain was just as crazy. Ivy staying unconscious on the ground in the heat was extremely dangerous, but I trusted that her Pokémon would protect her until she snapped back into reality.

Breloom decided to make his move first and went in fast hitting the rock hard Pokémon on the head. Rhyhorn used his horn to throw Breloom back, which caused him to slam into Dual. The shroom opened his mouth and released a bright green beam towards Rhyhorn. Rhyhorn tried to evade the move, but the move stuck to him like glue. Small green particles came off of the Spikes Pokémon and went back to Breloom who seemed to absorb them into his body. It was healing him and giving him more power.

Espeon made the first move, focusing all of her energy towards the candle. I saw the small brownish green grass beneath Litwick begin to rise. Litwick noticed this as well and quickly covered its body with flames. Then the wicklit Pokémon charged at Espeon with another Flame Charge. I wondered if it knew any other moves. Espeon launched a ghastly orb towards Litwick, which caused it go flying back instead of finishing his move. This was looking a lot better for them.

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Battle Stats: Litwick Spd1 [75% - Used Nothing ] and Rhyhorn [48% - Used Horn Attack]

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Breloom Att/Def1 [95% - Used Giga Drain] and Espeon [85% Used Shadow Ball]

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Trainer stats:

Pokemon Encountered by Winter: Litwick, Cubone, Heatmor, Larvesta, Rhyhorn
Pokemon Encountered by Chainy: Rapidash, Torkoal, Charmeleon, Drilbur, Litwick

Encounters Remaining: 11
Pokemon Caught by Winter: Brave/F/Litwick, Mild/F/Larvesta
Pokemon Caught by Chainy: Naive/M/Rapidash, Naughty/M/Torkoal, Brave/M/Heatmor, Hardy/M/Drilbur

Winter MCR: 127.4% Complete 11467/oo9ooo
Chainy MCR: 67.7% Complete o16924/o25ooo

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Name: James “Chainy” Carter (aka my Ranger)
Total Items: 2x ParkBall; 3x SuperBall; 4x Full Heal; 2x Max Potion; 3x HyperBall; 2x Calming Fragrance Plus; 16x PokeDoll; 5x Honey; Squirtbottle; Pokeplayer; Digital Camera; Fragrance; Type Repellant; Blank Disk x2; Ponyta Voice Disk; Black Aura Reader; Status Bomb x2; Love Potion; Max Revive x2; Premium Honey; Pax-A-Punch

Pokemon Stats (List your Pokemon Stats)

Pokemon: Gallade
Nickname: Dual
Gender: Male
Ability: Steadfast
Nature: Serious
TM/HM/BM/SM/MT: HM01-Cut, HM04-Strength, HM05-Flash, HM08-Rock Smash, TM06-Toxic, TM24-Thunderbolt, TM26-Earthquake, TM33-Reflect, TM45-Thunder Wave, TM48-Rock Slide, TM50-Substitute, TM58-Psych Up, TM59-Hidden Power[GHOST], TM60-Sunny Day, TM72-Shadow Ball, TM88-Brick Break, TM93-Bulk Up, TM95-Taunt, TM96-Light Screen, TM101-Rock Tomb, TM102-Aerial Ace, TM106-Skill Swap, TM107-Snatch, TM117-Drain Punch, TM118-Will-o-Wisp, TM126-Stone Edge, TM132-X-Scissor, TM134-Cross Poison, TM139-Trick Room, Confuse Ray, Shadow Sneak, Ice Punch, Fire Punch, Pain Split, Encore, Thunderpunch, Wish, Mean Look

Pokemon: Swampert - 66%
Nickname: Smash
Gender: Male
Ability: Torrent
Nature: Jolly
TM/HM/BM/SM/MT: HM03-Surf, HM04-Strength, HM07-Waterfall, HM08-Rock Smash, HM09-Dive, HM11-Rock Climb, TM13-Ice Beam, TM126-Stone Edge; TM129-Stealth Rock, Curse, Superpower, Yawn

Pokemon: Breloom
Nickname: Joey
Gender: Male
Ability: Technician
Nature: Careful
TM/HM/BM/SM/MT: HM01-Cut, HM04-Strength, HM05-Flash, HM08-Rock Smash, TM03-Swords Dance, TM06-Toxic, TM48-Rock Slide, TM50-Substitute, TM64-Protect, TM88-Focus Punch, TM93-Bulk Up, TM94-Bullet Seed, TM69-Iron Tail, TM114-Fling, TM147-Low Sweep, Thunderpunch, Synthesis


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Name: Ivy Frost (Going as my Ranger)
Total Items: Digital Camera, Super Potion x5, Full Heal x2, Hyperball x2, Superball x2, Parkball x3, Intermediate Voice Disk (Drilbur), Uncommon Voice Disk (Darumaka), Poképlayer, Park Voucher (3.5k Value Left), Max Revive x2

Pokemon Stats

Crobat - Haxbat
Gender: Male
Nature: Careful
Ability: Inner Focus
TM: U-turn, Roost, Protect, Taunt, Sludge Bomb, Hidden Power Steel
BM/SM/MT: Quick Attack, Brave Bird

Ambipom
Gender: Male
Nature: Jolly
Ability: Technician
TM: Ice Punch, Brick Break, Thunderwave, Taunt, U-turn
BM/SM/MT: None

Espeon - Haji - 100%
Gender: Male
Nature: Calm
Ability: Synchronize
TM: Hidden Power Fire, Grass Knot, Shadow Ball, Skill Swap, Sunny Day, Calm Mind
BM/SM/MT: Heal Bell

WinterVines
08-03-2011, 01:03 AM
(OOC: Beeeee, Haji is a boy >.<)

TP#27

Haji took in deeper lungfuls of breath as he recovered from the Flame Charge. Luckily, his plan more or less worked the way he envisioned it. He didn't expect to not receive any damage, since that was the gamble in battle. The little ghost didn't get to finish her attack though, and that was beneficial.

The Breloom was also able to take advantage of the type superiority over the Rhyhorn as well, using his grass moves to recover his strength. If Joey was going up against the Fire-type, Haji knew he would need it. The Espeon was satisfied with how this was turning out, however, so he was hoping Ivy would be pleased when she woke up.

One of the Ranger's Lucario was trying to heal his Trainer with a pulse, but Haji knew it wasn't going to work. Her mind was too stressed and too weakened for her to respond to any type of medicine. Her body was going to have to work itself out, so all they could do was wait. Although, if she stayed unconscious too long...

Haji shook his head and sealed off his own dark thoughts. Ivy would be fine. He would make sure of it one way or another.

He eyed up the Rhyhorn debating what he would do next. He could trust Chainy and Joey would take care of the Litwick, so that meant he had his own opponent to baffle. A flick across his mind revealed Dual searching for something a little ways away from him, though Haji didn't know what it was. A memory came to him then, one of a small box found on the Virizion statue in the Gardens. He remembered when Ivy discovered it lodged there, and it had been emitting some sort of signal. Poachers work no doubt. Quickly, he forwarded the scene to the Gallade in case it helped. He had a feeling poachers were involved here also. They were acting way too strangely for it to be false.

The Rhyhorn snorted, and Haji just stared at him levelly. The horn was what he really needed to watch out for. His twitching side was proof of that. The creature was very powerful if he got enough momentum behind him too, so the trick was going to be distracting him quickly so he couldn't make up his mind.

He was going to need speed for this. His Quick Attack should do. He eyed up the field again and saw a few rocks somewhat ringing around where the Rhyhorn was resting. He could make it from one to another fast enough, judging the distance between them. That gave them an arena like setting.

He thought he'd try Grass Knot again too. The roots responded well before, and this time he thought he could make a very interesting web. He reached out with his senses to stir the plants to life again. This time, he would have them follow him around the rocks, weaving through the makeshift arena. He would be able to go from post to post, even jumping over the Rhyhorn he thought.

Sooner or later, there would be enough of the roots to trip the Rhyhorn up, and he would give them energy to surge and trap him in one spot. If he wore the rock dinosaur out enough, he may not fight back as fiercely. Then he would concentrate his mind and unleash a Psybeam. That particular attack he could manifest in rings of energy that would hit just like one of the elemental beams. The psychic ones wore down on the opponents energy and messed with their mind.

He would have to get out of the way soon after though, and he would have to dodge if the Rhyhorn got a burst of speed or managed to break though the vines. Still, he was satisfied with the plan. It should keep the Rhyhorn busy enough so Joey could focus on an attack from just one area.

Haji hunched down on all four paws as he readied his sprint. The Espeon was fast. He could do this. Ivy would've believed he could. He narrowed his mind to the Rhyhorn, and he sent the barest of whispers through the Rock-type's mind. “Chase me.”

Then he charged.

ChainReaction01
08-03-2011, 11:01 AM
I looked off to the side and realised that a Lucario was standing over Smash and Haxbat, Soft pink waves were floating down from its extended paws, enveloping the pair of Pokemon in a Heal Pulse. It wouldn't work, though - Ivy's troubles were mental, not physical. I knew better than anyone exactly what she was going through. I'd gone through the exact same thing, although to a different extent - whether greater or lesser I could not say. I should have seen it, I should have noticed what she was going through, there were no excuses -

<Easy, James,> Dual said through our mind link. <It was not entirely your fault.>

Yeah, I know... I replied uneasily. I shifted my gaze away from the Lucario towards where Dual was. I was quite impressed with Alex's ability to train and control the rare Fighting-type Pokemon - I had only ever seen one before, the Lucario that resided in Veilstone Gym, under the control of my elder brother, Jakk. He had closed the Gym and gone up into the high mountains of Sinnoh in order to locate one. It had taken all of three weeks of living in the wild to prove to the local tribe that he was worthy, and he had defeated the Lucario in hand-to-hand combat. Barely.

To my surprise, Dual was not at my side. I cast a quick look around to try and locate my friend, and I saw him out on the battlefield, which was strange. He was a warrior Pokemon - he knew not to interfere in the fights of others. This was strangely out of character for him. I suddenly remembered the red waters - perhaps he was being swamped by them?

Dual, you okay, buddy? I asked.

He sent me a set of images in reply, ones that he informed me silently were from Haji. They showed Ivy discovering a small rectangular gadget on a state of Virizion in the Botanical Gardens. She wasn't a technological whiz like me, but she'd known enough to tell that it was a transmitter of some sort. The pictures sparked a memory, one of an expedition I had taken to the Gardens myself. I'd found some strange people using a similar device to control a real Virizion, and they had unleashed it on my Trainer and me. Luckily, my Trainer was a skilled battler, and he'd been able to hold the Legendary Pokemon off while I apprehended the culprits, but an unnamed someone had paid their bail on the mainland and they'd disappeared without a trace.

My thoughts were interrupted by a meaty smacking sound. I looked over in the battle's direction and I saw that Breloom had made contact with the Rhyhorn. He punched the large rhinoceros viciously on the shoulder, but the large Rock-type pushed back at Joey with its large horn. Joey was thrown backwards into Dual and the pair of Fighting-type Pokemon fell to the ground in a jumble of limbs. I couldn't suppress a laugh.

I warned you, I couldn't resist sending to Dual.

<Shut up,> he replied sourly, pushing Joey off of him and getting back onto his feet. He dusted down his legs and continued his inspection of the area.

I grinned and looked over at Haji. For all of his usual complexity in attacking - he'd done fancy stuff with Grass Knot, one of his favourite moves - the Litwick had responded to his Shadow Ball attack with another simple headbutt, albeit one wreathed in flame. Haji didn't look too badly injured but he was panting pretty heavily. I could tell by the way he was looking at Rhyhorn that he was going to attack it. That meant it was the Breloom's turn to go after Litwick - hopefully the Fire-type wouldn't cause Joey too much damage. In fact, the only way to capture this Litwick would be to do more damage to it than it could do to Joey.

"Alright Joey, start this off with a Swords Dance," I called out.

Joey began to flex his muscles again, but this flexing was different to the Bulk Up - instead of gently stretching and empowering his muscles, he was forcing his muscles full of energy, almost to the breaking point. It was different to Dual's Swords Dance, but not any less effective. His motions were short, sharp and sporadic as opposed to graceful and smooth.

As Joey used Swords Dance Haji shot off towards the Rhyhorn. It would have been nice of him to let me know in advance, but his lack of doing so cemented my suspicions that the Espeon was angry with me. I didn't like being on bad standing with someone so close to Ivy, but there was nothing I could do about that right now. I felt a small nudge from Dual so I opened our connection wide. I immediately gasped.

Dual was sending me a stream of what he was looking at in real time. A small black rectangular device was carefully wedged underneath a flat rock. A red light was blinking repeatedly, about three times every second. Even as Dual reached down to pick it up our link wavered, and the red waves roared up again inside both of us, threatening to force our connection to close. We held on though, and Dual managed to pluck the device out from its hiding spot. He reversed it and a white button stuck out against the stark black plastic. He pressed it and suddenly the red waves lessened in intensity. They didn't go away completely, but they certainly receded.

My guess is these devices somehow induce anger or insert it externally into Pokemon, and because Ivy and I are linked to Haji and you we've been feeling it as well, I said.

<I would surmise the same,> the Gallade agreed with me. <I can't be sure - proximity to the devices seems to affect their intensity - but I would guess there are three or four of these in the general area.

General area?

<Well, within walking distance.>

That means there wouldn't be more than thirty or so across Deckbi in its entirety, I mused. Great job, Dual. Bring it with and I'll include it in my report. We'll go out and hunt them all down tomorrow.

<Why not today?> he asked.

Well, we're on a run, so we can't do it right now, I replied, and I'll be buggered if I'm working once we're done.

<Fair enough.>

I realised that Joey had finished his Swords Dance and was waiting for an attack order. I knew I couldn't rely on him to do another status move so soon, which was a pity. I wanted to hurry up and capture this Pokemon so I could check on Ivy. I'd have to leave that for now, though.

"Joey, send a Rock Slide towards the Litwick!" I called out.

Joey bounced happily on his hind legs a couple of times. The third time he came down to earth, he slammed his clubbed tail down at the exact same instant his legs made contact with the hot earth. The sheer force of his attack caused a small crater in the ground, and a spiky line of rocks began shooting towards the Litwick. They thrust up out of the ground, looking a lot like someone was drawing a line in a nailboard. The line of rocks progressed quickly towards Litwick - the Fire type would take a lot of damage from the Rock-typed attack but it should not KO, especially considering Joey himself was not a Rock type. Only time would tell if the damage was enough for me to consider a capture.

Bumblebee16
08-04-2011, 05:10 AM
Ranger Alex

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“Yeah, you need to pick your runs better.” Scamper grinned.

“I didn’t have a choice with this one. Damn Leo threw me in this without warning. I wonder if he know they were going to be like this. I’m going to get him back though. I didn’t move to this National Park to deal with this nonsense.”

“Ha, well, at least we get paid more here and we can pretty much do whatever we want.” He said. He was right though, I could do whatever I wanted here. I didn’t know why I was still here though. It was something about them that made me stay. If they battled together right now, they could have ended this battle and captured the two Pokémon a while back. I was a bit surprised at these two because I remember Leo telling me that these two were great pairs, but so far I hadn’t been seeing anything like that.

Rhyhorn roared loudly and Litwick moved on top of his head. I didn’t like the looks of this. Rhyhorn opened his mouth and shot out a well-rounded rock. It was pretty big in size for something that came out of his mouth. The Candle Pokémon quickly lit the rock on fire as it hurdled towards Espeon. The same thing was done and thrown at Breloom. Both of the Trainers Pokémon struggled to get up. I was surprised neither Pokémon got burned by that attack.

I wasn’t quite sure what Espeon was going to do since he was pretty much acting on his own. I wondered though, if Ivy was unconscious, how was she going to capture Rhyhorn before the battle ended or it passed out. Was that what Espeon was going to do? It wasn’t the first time I’d seen a Pokémon capture a wild Pokémon for their Trainer. In fact, that is what Leo trains his Pokémon to do. He has them use combos and capture them at the same time, which was quite impressive. If that was what Espeon was going to do then he was well trained. If not then I guess Chain was going to be the only one walking away with a Pokémon in this battle.

Espeon began glowing green again, which meant she was once more controlling the grass and weeds around the area. To my surprise, he sped off quickly around the Rhyhorn. Long strings of grass followed the purple Psychic Pokémon and they weaved around the rock beast. Espeon then retreated back and began forming a ball of colorful energy.

“Alright Joey, start this off with a Swords Dance," Chain called out. “Joey, send a Rock Slide towards the Litwick!" Breloom immediately began spinning rapidly and glowing a lime green color. I wasn’t exactly sure how that raised his attack, but it apparently did. Breloom then raised his left arm and swiftly brought it down. Rocks from the mountain we were standing on began sliding down and piling up on Litwick.

Espeon finally had its Psybeam charged up and launched the colorful ray at Rhyhorn. It didn’t seem to do a lot of damage, but I guess that’s what it was going for.

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Battle Stats: Litwick Spd1 [29% - Used Flamethrower ] and Rhyhorn [28% - Used Rock Blast (2)]

vs

Breloom Att3/Def1 [95% - Used Swords Dance and Rock Slide] and Espeon [85% Used Grass Knot and Quick Attack and Psybeam]

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Trainer stats:

Pokemon Encountered by Winter: Litwick, Cubone, Heatmor, Larvesta, Rhyhorn
Pokemon Encountered by Chainy: Rapidash, Torkoal, Charmeleon, Drilbur, Litwick

Encounters Remaining: 11
Pokemon Caught by Winter: Brave/F/Litwick, Mild/F/Larvesta
Pokemon Caught by Chainy: Naive/M/Rapidash, Naughty/M/Torkoal, Brave/M/Heatmor, Hardy/M/Drilbur

Winter MCR: 169.7% Complete 15273/oo9ooo
Chainy MCR: 95.6% Complete o23911/o25ooo

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Name: James “Chainy” Carter (aka my Ranger)
Total Items: 2x ParkBall; 3x SuperBall; 4x Full Heal; 2x Max Potion; 3x HyperBall; 2x Calming Fragrance Plus; 16x PokeDoll; 5x Honey; Squirtbottle; Pokeplayer; Digital Camera; Fragrance; Type Repellant; Blank Disk x2; Ponyta Voice Disk; Black Aura Reader; Status Bomb x2; Love Potion; Max Revive x2; Premium Honey; Pax-A-Punch

Pokemon Stats (List your Pokemon Stats)

Pokemon: Gallade
Nickname: Dual
Gender: Male
Ability: Steadfast
Nature: Serious
TM/HM/BM/SM/MT: HM01-Cut, HM04-Strength, HM05-Flash, HM08-Rock Smash, TM06-Toxic, TM24-Thunderbolt, TM26-Earthquake, TM33-Reflect, TM45-Thunder Wave, TM48-Rock Slide, TM50-Substitute, TM58-Psych Up, TM59-Hidden Power[GHOST], TM60-Sunny Day, TM72-Shadow Ball, TM88-Brick Break, TM93-Bulk Up, TM95-Taunt, TM96-Light Screen, TM101-Rock Tomb, TM102-Aerial Ace, TM106-Skill Swap, TM107-Snatch, TM117-Drain Punch, TM118-Will-o-Wisp, TM126-Stone Edge, TM132-X-Scissor, TM134-Cross Poison, TM139-Trick Room, Confuse Ray, Shadow Sneak, Ice Punch, Fire Punch, Pain Split, Encore, Thunderpunch, Wish, Mean Look

Pokemon: Swampert - 66%
Nickname: Smash
Gender: Male
Ability: Torrent
Nature: Jolly
TM/HM/BM/SM/MT: HM03-Surf, HM04-Strength, HM07-Waterfall, HM08-Rock Smash, HM09-Dive, HM11-Rock Climb, TM13-Ice Beam, TM126-Stone Edge; TM129-Stealth Rock, Curse, Superpower, Yawn

Pokemon: Breloom
Nickname: Joey
Gender: Male
Ability: Technician
Nature: Careful
TM/HM/BM/SM/MT: HM01-Cut, HM04-Strength, HM05-Flash, HM08-Rock Smash, TM03-Swords Dance, TM06-Toxic, TM48-Rock Slide, TM50-Substitute, TM64-Protect, TM88-Focus Punch, TM93-Bulk Up, TM94-Bullet Seed, TM69-Iron Tail, TM114-Fling, TM147-Low Sweep, Thunderpunch, Synthesis


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Name: Ivy Frost (Going as my Ranger)
Total Items: Digital Camera, Super Potion x5, Full Heal x2, Hyperball x2, Superball x2, Parkball x3, Intermediate Voice Disk (Drilbur), Uncommon Voice Disk (Darumaka), Poképlayer, Park Voucher (3.5k Value Left), Max Revive x2

Pokemon Stats

Crobat - Haxbat
Gender: Male
Nature: Careful
Ability: Inner Focus
TM: U-turn, Roost, Protect, Taunt, Sludge Bomb, Hidden Power Steel
BM/SM/MT: Quick Attack, Brave Bird

Ambipom
Gender: Male
Nature: Jolly
Ability: Technician
TM: Ice Punch, Brick Break, Thunderwave, Taunt, U-turn
BM/SM/MT: None

Espeon - Haji - 100%
Gender: Male
Nature: Calm
Ability: Synchronize
TM: Hidden Power Fire, Grass Knot, Shadow Ball, Skill Swap, Sunny Day, Calm Mind
BM/SM/MT: Heal Bell

ChainReaction01
08-04-2011, 09:35 AM
I could hear Alex muttering something to his Lucario - something about his elder brother. I couldn't make out what it was, but something about the way the Lucario was looking at him reminded me of an earlier run. Leo had a Lucario too - I'd probably forgotten it because it was so similar to this one. In fact, I was pretty sure it was the same Lucario. The last one had been named Scamper - I was about to reach out mentally towards the Steel-type when I realised if the Lucario didn't want me rooting around inside its head I could be unceremoniously forced out. I'd once tried to force myself inside a Gengar's head - Dual had been wiping drool off my chin for a couple days.

The Litwick moved closer to the Rhyhorn, and the Rhyhorn opened its mouth wide. A large rock shot out of its gullet and a small tongue of fire lanced from the Litwick's thruster flame towards the projectile. The fire spread across the rock like it was covered in pitch. The rock flew towards Haji and collided with the cat, sending him flying backwards. A second missile crashed into Joey, but he at least wasn't thrown back.

As both Pokemon struggled to return to their feet, I thought about how well the pair were fighting as a team. Before now, I would have felt guilty that Ivy and I weren't displaying that synergy, but now I knew better. It was a little upsetting that Haji wasn't happy with me but since I couldn't say I blamed him I pushed it out of my mind. Hopefully he'd calm down and when Ivy came around she wouldn't be too messed up.

Haji returned to his feet, and using his Quick Attack he jumped from rock to rock around the pair of Pokemon. Grass and weeds rose up from the ground and smashed through the rock, creating a pen from which the Rhyhorn couldn't escape. The Litwick easily floated over the Grass Knot, but it was knocked out of the air by Joey's Rock Slide attack. The fast-moving line of rocks smashed into the little Candle Pokemon, dropping it to the stony ground.

Haji leaped over the Rhyhorn and the vine tendrils smacked into the Rock-type. He then turned and launched a multi-coloured blast of energy towards the Rhyhorn, forcing it to stumble backwards. The Rhyhorn was looking pretty tired, and now that I thought of it, so was the Litwick. The time to capture it was now. I wasn't sure how Ivy was going to capture the Rhyhorn - maybe Haji was going to levitate the Ball?

Haji, do you need help with the capture? I can assist you if you do, I offered gingerly.

I didn't get an immediate response from the Espeon but I didn't expect one. Besides, my first priority at the moment was the capture of the Litwick. Luckily, I knew just how to do it. Joey wasn't particularly suited to combination attacks, but there was one he'd managed to perfect, through much training on his part and much patience on mine.

"Good job, Joey!" I called out. "Now, one final attack. Hit that Litwick with a Bullet Spore!"

Bullet Spore was a combination of two of Joey's trademark moves. Spore was a famous move, the most accurate sleep-inducing move known to all of Pokemon-kind. It was even more powerful than Darkrai's legendary Dark Void attack. It used small spores and motes of DNA to send the target to sleep. It was related to the much more common Sleep Powder, but the move was much more potent - and limited. Only four different evolution families were capable of learning the move - Paras, Breloom, Foongus, and the dark horse Smeargle.

The second move was Bullet Seed, which was not an uncommon technique. Many Grass type Pokemon were able to learn this attack, but the problem was it relied on many projectiles to deliver small amounts of damage. In practise, this usually meant that a simple Energy Ball did more damage than a large Bullet Seed spray. This was not true in Joey's case - his Technician ability meant that weaker attacks were more powerful. That meant that in certain situations the weaker attack was often the better one. For example, his Force Palm technique often did more damage than his Brick Break attack.

Still, even with its power increase, Bullet Seed wasn't incredibly strong, and it was at a disadvantage being used on a Fire-type. This attack wouldn't be enough to knock the Litwick out. Besides, Bullet Spore didn't entail striking the target itself - the seeds would be aimed at the environment around the Pokemon I wanted asleep.

Joey opened his mouth wide, preparing to spray glowing white shells at the Candle Pokemon. Instead of trying to hit the Litwick with rock-hard seeds, the Breloom was filling hollow shells with the small motes that made up his Spore attack When he had a nice amount ready - twenty or so - they'd buzz through the air towards the Litwick, hopefully cracking open on the ground and putting it to sleep. Of course, if a couple of the seeds made contact and the Litwick was damaged a bit more, I wouldn't complain. I pulled out a Park Ball from my pack, and prepared to throw it at the Litwick. I also sidled a little closer to the huddle of sleeping Pokemon in case Haji wanted (or needed) my help.

WinterVines
08-04-2011, 04:07 PM
(OOC: I haven't been injured in like 3 posts lol. What's my hp supposed to be at? Hopefully I'm not about to die ._.)

TP#28

The fire hurt a little, but the cat was still standing. Working together was a great advantage the two wilds had against them. While Haji didn't mind working with others, he didn't know Joey well, and he didn't think Chainy would ask him to do anything given the circumstances, even if Ivy had been awake.

Haji's plan more or less worked. He hadn't been aiming to do a ton of damage to the Rhyhorn; he just wanted to weaken it a bit. He could feel that the Rock-type's body was wearing down a little bit through scanning his mind, so he was going to try a capture next. That brought up his next problem: how to get a Park Ball.

Then, Chainy's mind cautiously pinged his. The Espeon opened the link wider as the other Ranger's voice hesitantly asked his question. “Haji, do you need help with the capture? I can assist you if you do,” he offered, and the purple cat thought about it.

Ivy was still out cold, though he could tell her mind evened out and she might even be a little responsive if someone interacted with her. She was safe enough in the cocoon they made for her.

Haji knew where she kept the catching devices in her vest, but he knew that even if he could afford to step away from the battle, he wouldn't be able to get into her pockets. The curse of not having opposable thumbs. Smash was definitely too large, and Haxbat lacked the appropriate limbs for it. Nodding to himself, he went to the only solution he could see.

“That would be most kind,” he told Chainy though the link that was still open. “I cannot get to the Park Balls.” He was concerned that even if he looked away for a second, something would make the situation worse. He couldn't guard Ivy best if he was doing something else. Chainy was getting ready to capture from his instructions to Joey, so it was time they did as well. “I would appreciate if you could get one. They are in the right front pocket of Ivy's vest, the one just above her chest with the fold over the zipper. If you could toss it here, I could direct it to the Rhyhorn.”

He hoped Chainy would help. If he didn't, Haji was going to have to take his eyes off the opponents in order to search himself. That left both him and his Trainer open to further attack. He didn't see a reason why the man wouldn't though, unless he was still too angry at Ivy. Though, why would he offer then?

After another moments of thought, the cat added, [i]“She may be more responsive now. Contact may help wake her. I am... concerned.” He wouldn't go much more into it than that because he didn't want to unnecessarily worry them if it wasn't needed. “If she does not rise soon, I may need assistance moving her. I am a bit tired.” He left it at that, thinking Dual or someone would be able to move her if he could not. If all went well, she would wake before travel was necessary.

Haji braced himself on the dusty ground, keeping a part of his mind on Chainy and the majority of it on the Rhyhorn at Litwick. He was preparing one last Psychic attack. He mostly wanted it to hold the Rhyhorn still so he could use his mental powers to direct the Park Ball Chainy would hopefully throw to him. If it wore him out a little more, that was also beneficial. He wasn't going to knock it out.

A thought occurred to him then. Haxbat was laying on Ivy.

The Rhyhorn snorted and Haji's mind flared with power. It was too late to change plans now. He just had to hope things would work out. While he wasn't going to fault the man for having fears, he hoped that he could overcome them enough to do this for Ivy.

Bumblebee16
08-04-2011, 05:19 PM
OOC: Yeah, it's short don't complain >:o

Ranger Alex

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"Looks like the crazies are pretty much done battling." Scamper said, shaking his head. "You got to admit, this is at least interesting."

"Heh, I suppose. I guess it keeps things interesting, but I just want normalish people. Is that so much to ask?" I replied through telepathy. "I guess I can't complain. I didn't have to take this and could have just left, I don't know why I didn't though. For now let's just see what they want to do. Not like we can do much."

I hadn't been paying attention, but Chain managed to bag both Pokemon, the second being for Ivy. I walked over and picked up the two balls on the ground and pocketed them. "Congrats on capturing them! Well, not really sure what to do here now. I think we should go rest for a while, either that or leave. Not really wanting to drag Ivy around in this heat until she comes too. I mean, I guess we could, just seems weird. Whatever you want to do, I'm cool with."

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Battle Stats: Chain

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Ivy

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Trainer stats:

Pokemon Encountered by Winter: Litwick, Cubone, Heatmor, Larvesta, Rhyhorn
Pokemon Encountered by Chainy: Rapidash, Torkoal, Charmeleon, Drilbur, Litwick

Encounters Remaining: 11
Pokemon Caught by Winter: Brave/F/Litwick, Mild/F/Larvesta, Mild/M/Rhyhorn
Pokemon Caught by Chainy: Naive/M/Rapidash, Naughty/M/Torkoal, Brave/M/Heatmor, Hardy/M/Drilbur, Jolly/F/Litwick

Winter MCR: o% Complete oooooo/oooooo
Chainy MCR: o% Complete oooooo/oooooo

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Name: James “Chainy” Carter (aka my Ranger)
Total Items: 1x ParkBall; 3x SuperBall; 4x Full Heal; 2x Max Potion; 3x HyperBall; 2x Calming Fragrance Plus; 16x PokeDoll; 5x Honey; Squirtbottle; Pokeplayer; Digital Camera; Fragrance; Type Repellant; Blank Disk x2; Ponyta Voice Disk; Black Aura Reader; Status Bomb x2; Love Potion; Max Revive x2; Premium Honey; Pax-A-Punch

Pokemon Stats (List your Pokemon Stats)

Pokemon: Gallade
Nickname: Dual
Gender: Male
Ability: Steadfast
Nature: Serious
TM/HM/BM/SM/MT: HM01-Cut, HM04-Strength, HM05-Flash, HM08-Rock Smash, TM06-Toxic, TM24-Thunderbolt, TM26-Earthquake, TM33-Reflect, TM45-Thunder Wave, TM48-Rock Slide, TM50-Substitute, TM58-Psych Up, TM59-Hidden Power[GHOST], TM60-Sunny Day, TM72-Shadow Ball, TM88-Brick Break, TM93-Bulk Up, TM95-Taunt, TM96-Light Screen, TM101-Rock Tomb, TM102-Aerial Ace, TM106-Skill Swap, TM107-Snatch, TM117-Drain Punch, TM118-Will-o-Wisp, TM126-Stone Edge, TM132-X-Scissor, TM134-Cross Poison, TM139-Trick Room, Confuse Ray, Shadow Sneak, Ice Punch, Fire Punch, Pain Split, Encore, Thunderpunch, Wish, Mean Look

Pokemon: Swampert - 66%
Nickname: Smash
Gender: Male
Ability: Torrent
Nature: Jolly
TM/HM/BM/SM/MT: HM03-Surf, HM04-Strength, HM07-Waterfall, HM08-Rock Smash, HM09-Dive, HM11-Rock Climb, TM13-Ice Beam, TM126-Stone Edge; TM129-Stealth Rock, Curse, Superpower, Yawn

Pokemon: Breloom - 68%
Nickname: Joey
Gender: Male
Ability: Technician
Nature: Careful
TM/HM/BM/SM/MT: HM01-Cut, HM04-Strength, HM05-Flash, HM08-Rock Smash, TM03-Swords Dance, TM06-Toxic, TM48-Rock Slide, TM50-Substitute, TM64-Protect, TM88-Focus Punch, TM93-Bulk Up, TM94-Bullet Seed, TM69-Iron Tail, TM114-Fling, TM147-Low Sweep, Thunderpunch, Synthesis


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Name: Ivy Frost (Going as my Ranger)
Total Items: Digital Camera, Super Potion x5, Full Heal x2, Hyperball x2, Superball x2, Parkball x3, Intermediate Voice Disk (Drilbur), Uncommon Voice Disk (Darumaka), Poképlayer, Park Voucher (3.5k Value Left), Max Revive x2

Pokemon Stats

Crobat - Haxbat
Gender: Male
Nature: Careful
Ability: Inner Focus
TM: U-turn, Roost, Protect, Taunt, Sludge Bomb, Hidden Power Steel
BM/SM/MT: Quick Attack, Brave Bird

Ambipom
Gender: Male
Nature: Jolly
Ability: Technician
TM: Ice Punch, Brick Break, Thunderwave, Taunt, U-turn
BM/SM/MT: None

Espeon - Haji - 62%
Gender: Male
Nature: Calm
Ability: Synchronize
TM: Hidden Power Fire, Grass Knot, Shadow Ball, Skill Swap, Sunny Day, Calm Mind
BM/SM/MT: Heal Bell

ChainReaction01
08-05-2011, 04:17 AM
(OOC: We're not leaving just yet, we're gunna stick around for another couple encounters or so. Don't worry, I'll be out in time to gift you your precious Heatmor =P)

I felt a quick buzzing ping coming from Haji. He wanted me to get a Park Ball off Ivy, and I was glad to help.

<They are in the right front pocket of Ivy's vest, the one just above her chest with the fold over the zipper. If you could toss it here, I could direct it to the Rhyhorn,> he said.

Not a problem, give me a minute, I replied. I turned towards Ivy, and froze.

The Crobat was still there, moving slightly, keeping close to Ivy.

Bile rose in my throat, but I forced myself to keep moving. My heartbeat increased threefold, but I focused on Smash and tried to avoid looking at the huge purple bat. I closed my eyes and reached down towards the immobile Ivy, and I felt a strange leathery thing brush against the back of my hand. My eyes jolted open and I saw that Haxbat was carefully detaching himself from Ivy, pulling away so I could reach in. He chattered softly at me as I opened up Ivy's folded zipper pocket and pulled out a tiny sphere. Ivy muttered in her sleep and shifted a little more onto her side as I withdrew my hand. I nodded thanks to Haxbat, not trusting myself to speak. He chittered and covered his Trainer again, closing his eyes and humming softly. There was nothing wrong with him - I don't know why I ever despised him.

I shook my head to clear my thoughts and tossed Ivy's Park Ball over to Haji. I also saw that Joey's Bullet Spore technique had successfully put the Litwick to sleep, so I threw my own ball and it easily captured the Fire-type, like Ivy's easily captured the Rhyhorn. Both of the balls floated through the air into the Lucario's hands, who passed them to Alex.

"Congrats on capturing them! Well, not really sure what to do here now. I think we should go rest for a while, either that or leave. Not really wanting to drag Ivy around in this heat until she wakes too. I mean, I guess we could, just seems weird. Whatever you want to do, I'm cool with," Alex said. It seemed like he wasn't very impressed with us, but that didn't bother me. He'd adapt to Rangering pretty quickly.

"Yeah, sounds like a good idea to head towards the gate," I said. "We'll take it slow though, and I'll carry Ivy. Any objections?" I asked Haji.

<No,> he replied simply.

WinterVines
08-05-2011, 02:24 PM
(OOC: Yeah, throw a few at us on the way down.)

TP#29

Thankfully, Chainy was able to overcome his fear for a moment. Haji watched out of the corner of his eye as Haxbat moved for him, trying not to start anything. He truly was well-mannered once he got to know someone, and he was cautious and shy when he didn't.

Hopefully it was a step in the right direction. Haxbat was her oldest friend from what he knew, so she wasn't going to leave him any time soon. Not that she would anyway. She wasn't like that. Since she worked with the man on a regular basis, it was important that there were no sour notes between them. If this spat had continued here on the mountain, it could have gotten ugly.

Ivy stirred a little as Chainy looked for the device, and Haji felt her mind start to work a little more. There was more activity, and with any luck, she'd wake up soon.

The Park Ball was tossed to him, and using his mental strength, he directed it toward the Rhyhorn. It put up little fuss as the device snapped closed, and he was satisfied once the ping rang out that signaled it was caught. Ivy liked to help others out, so even though she wouldn't be keeping him, she would still take him out and make sure he got a good home.

Alex then spoke, and Haji agreed with Chainy. They should head toward the gate. If they came across something else interesting, it wouldn't hurt to stop, but Ivy probably needed some proper rest at home rather than on the hot mountain. Chainy asked if it was alright to move her, and he agreed. Though he still had some fight in him, his mind was getting fussy on the edges, signifying he was tired. It wouldn't due to have him knocked out when Ivy finally came to. She might need him to stabilize.

Haxbat gave Ivy a nudge before moving so Chainy could get her, and then with a nod from Haji, he took to the sky again, rising high to watch for danger and keep an eye on his Trainer. Then, they trudged on after Alex.

Bumblebee16
08-05-2011, 04:34 PM
OOC: Um, yeah, wasn't asking you to leave, that was just part of the post. Idc whether you get out in time or stay for the rest of your encounters lol, because tbh I'd rather just trade for it lol. Not rushing you.

Ranger Alex

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Yeah, sounds like a good idea to head towards the gate," He said. "We'll take it slow though, and I'll carry Ivy. Any objections?"

"Sure, whatever." I shrugged. I didn't really care what they did as long as they didn't get in any more trouble then what they were already in. I only had to babysit them a while longer, then I would be out of this oven. I didn't think I would be coming back here anytime soon. Chain lifted Ivy and we began heading downhill. He was going to have to be careful because not only his life was on the line, but hers as well. Once wrong step and they could both fall.

I stopped when I saw we couldn't go down any further. A Rampardos and Tyranitar were fighting on the path we were on. I could tell by the blows they were giving each other that they were just practicing and that it wasn't a real fight. I turned over to Chain and Espeon.

"What to do battle with them?" I asked.

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Battle Stats: Tyranitar [100%] - Rampardos [100%]

vs

[IDK] and [IDC]

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Trainer stats:

Pokemon Encountered by Winter: Litwick, Cubone, Heatmor, Larvesta, Rhyhorn, Rampardos
Pokemon Encountered by Chainy: Rapidash, Torkoal, Charmeleon, Drilbur, Litwick, Tyranitar

Encounters Remaining: 11
Pokemon Caught by Winter: Brave/F/Litwick, Mild/F/Larvesta, Mild/M/Rhyhorn
Pokemon Caught by Chainy: Naive/M/Rapidash, Naughty/M/Torkoal, Brave/M/Heatmor, Hardy/M/Drilbur, Jolly/F/Litwick

Winter MCR: o% Complete oooooo/oooooo
Chainy MCR: o% Complete oooooo/oooooo

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Name: James “Chainy” Carter (aka my Ranger)
Total Items: 1x ParkBall; 3x SuperBall; 4x Full Heal; 2x Max Potion; 3x HyperBall; 2x Calming Fragrance Plus; 16x PokeDoll; 5x Honey; Squirtbottle; Pokeplayer; Digital Camera; Fragrance; Type Repellant; Blank Disk x2; Ponyta Voice Disk; Black Aura Reader; Status Bomb x2; Love Potion; Max Revive x2; Premium Honey; Pax-A-Punch

Pokemon Stats (List your Pokemon Stats)

Pokemon: Gallade
Nickname: Dual
Gender: Male
Ability: Steadfast
Nature: Serious
TM/HM/BM/SM/MT: HM01-Cut, HM04-Strength, HM05-Flash, HM08-Rock Smash, TM06-Toxic, TM24-Thunderbolt, TM26-Earthquake, TM33-Reflect, TM45-Thunder Wave, TM48-Rock Slide, TM50-Substitute, TM58-Psych Up, TM59-Hidden Power[GHOST], TM60-Sunny Day, TM72-Shadow Ball, TM88-Brick Break, TM93-Bulk Up, TM95-Taunt, TM96-Light Screen, TM101-Rock Tomb, TM102-Aerial Ace, TM106-Skill Swap, TM107-Snatch, TM117-Drain Punch, TM118-Will-o-Wisp, TM126-Stone Edge, TM132-X-Scissor, TM134-Cross Poison, TM139-Trick Room, Confuse Ray, Shadow Sneak, Ice Punch, Fire Punch, Pain Split, Encore, Thunderpunch, Wish, Mean Look

Pokemon: Swampert - 66%
Nickname: Smash
Gender: Male
Ability: Torrent
Nature: Jolly
TM/HM/BM/SM/MT: HM03-Surf, HM04-Strength, HM07-Waterfall, HM08-Rock Smash, HM09-Dive, HM11-Rock Climb, TM13-Ice Beam, TM126-Stone Edge; TM129-Stealth Rock, Curse, Superpower, Yawn

Pokemon: Breloom - 68%
Nickname: Joey
Gender: Male
Ability: Technician
Nature: Careful
TM/HM/BM/SM/MT: HM01-Cut, HM04-Strength, HM05-Flash, HM08-Rock Smash, TM03-Swords Dance, TM06-Toxic, TM48-Rock Slide, TM50-Substitute, TM64-Protect, TM88-Focus Punch, TM93-Bulk Up, TM94-Bullet Seed, TM69-Iron Tail, TM114-Fling, TM147-Low Sweep, Thunderpunch, Synthesis


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Name: Ivy Frost (Going as my Ranger)
Total Items: Digital Camera, Super Potion x5, Full Heal x2, Hyperball x2, Superball x2, Parkball x3, Intermediate Voice Disk (Drilbur), Uncommon Voice Disk (Darumaka), Poképlayer, Park Voucher (3.5k Value Left), Max Revive x2

Pokemon Stats

Crobat - Haxbat
Gender: Male
Nature: Careful
Ability: Inner Focus
TM: U-turn, Roost, Protect, Taunt, Sludge Bomb, Hidden Power Steel
BM/SM/MT: Quick Attack, Brave Bird

Ambipom
Gender: Male
Nature: Jolly
Ability: Technician
TM: Ice Punch, Brick Break, Thunderwave, Taunt, U-turn
BM/SM/MT: None

Espeon - Haji - 62%
Gender: Male
Nature: Calm
Ability: Synchronize
TM: Hidden Power Fire, Grass Knot, Shadow Ball, Skill Swap, Sunny Day, Calm Mind
BM/SM/MT: Heal Bell

WinterVines
08-05-2011, 05:07 PM
(OOC: Picture time!)

TP#30

Haji watched Chainy tread carefully with the fragile package in his arms, being sure to scan the path ahead so he didn't trip on a rock and cause both of them to fall. Luckily, rocks on the path increased as you went up the mountain, not down it.

Then, forms appeared in the road as they came up a hill and around a bend in the path hidden by a large boulder. He watched the two Rock-types fight each other, swiping at each other with deadly claws and trying to bite each other with their pointed fangs. It made for quite a sight, but the Espeon also didn't want to disturb them. They were in the way though, and with Ivy in the state she was in, they couldn't take a detour through the hazardous rocks. Even if she was awake he wouldn't want to.

Then he remembered something. On a wall at the Main Outpost was a collection of photos that one of the staff members liked to collect. If he recalled correctly, they paid a little for a picture if a Trainer came across one in the Park. He knew Ivy had a camera, and he knew she could always use the funds even if she never said...

Haji trotted over to the stopped Chainy, and bumped his leg lightly for attention, still keeping his eyes on the two large Pokémon further ahead on the path.

“It would be unwise to disturb them. Do you have the picture-taking device? The artificial light may scare them off the path. Ivy has one, but I am unsure of which pocket. It may be in the one on her right leg.” He could see the object in his mind, a smaller, rectangle-shaped box that held a number of digital photos she took. She would be able to print one out for the wall when they got back. “If you could fetch it, I am sure she would appreciate the sight.” That was assuming her sight came back.

The two continued fighting, and as the light green-tinted Tyranitar took a bite out of the thin shoulder of the Rampardos, the dinosaur let out a trumpet of a roar and retaliated with a smack from his spiked skull. At the noise, Ivy stirred, making the groggy sounds of just waking.

Haji felt her mind jump to attention quickly, going into overdrive because she didn't know where she was or what was happening. He immediately sent cooling waves to her mind as she struggled a little bit. He didn't want Chainy to drop her.

Her eyes wrenched open, and from her expression he knew she could see again. He felt relief weave through him. Her voice was cracked a little, probably from the warm environment. “What's going on?” she croaked, trying to move to see what was going on. Then she seemed to look up and notice she wasn't on the ground. He could hear the puzzlement in her voice. “Chainy?”

ChainReaction01
08-06-2011, 02:59 AM
I held Ivy carefully against my chest and placed my feet very deliberately on the way down. I certainly didn't want to tumble and send Ivy flying - knowing my luck she'd bash her head open on a rock or something. Then Haji would be even unhappier, and I'd have a pissed-off Crobat on my ass. I'd done pretty well in getting over my chiropterophobia and I didn't want to backslide.

I was so busy concentrating that I didn't see either of the fighting Pokemon. The first I knew of them was when the Tyranitar roared outrage at the Rampardos. My head whipped up just in time to see it lash out at the Rampardos with a fiery fist.

"Want to do battle with them?" Alex asked me.

"Lol," I laughed as I took a quick look at the sleeping Ivy in my arms. "Nah, I think we're right."

Haji trotted over to me and rubbed his head and side against my leg. <Do you have the picture-taking device?> he asked. <The artificial light may scare them off the path. Ivy has one, but I am unsure of which pocket. It may be in the one on her right leg. If you could fetch it, I am sure she would appreciate the sight.>

"Sure," I replied. "I'd probably need more than one flash to scare these beasties off anyway."

I jiggled Ivy up higher against my shoulder and used my chin to hold her as my right hand reached into my pocket to pull out my camera. I held it by the strap in my teeth and patted down Ivy's pant leg - sure enough, the device was in a side pocket. I leaned backwards to keep Ivy on me and extended both my hands towards the Pokemon, a camera in each one. I made sure one of the Rock-types was in each shot and pressed the shutter buttons. A bright flash was emitted from each of the cameras - hopefully it'd convince the large beasts to take their dueling somewhere else.

I slipped the cameras away and returned Ivy to the much more comfortable position in my arms. At that exact moment the Rampardos roared for one reason or another and Ivy began to stir. She groaned a little and struggled in my arms but I held her firmly. She finally opened her eyes and looked around a bit before settling them on my face.

"What's going on?" she asked, sounding a bit slurred. "Chainy?"

"Yeah, everything's fine," I said. "You had a bit of trouble back there but you're okay now."

"What happened to the Rhyhorn?" she asked.

"Haji took it on, battled it like a pro," I replied. "It captured and Alex has it at the moment."

"Good," Ivy sighed, leaning in against me. She then stiffened up as she realised where she was - that is to say, that I was carrying her.

"Put me down, I'm okay to walk," she ordered.

"Not a chance," I said briskly. "Now rest up, and if you're too much of a pain I'll sling you over my shoulder and we'll walk that way."

Bumblebee16
08-06-2011, 03:24 AM
Ranger Alex

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Commencing

"Lol," Chain laughed. "Nah, I think we're right." I was definitely sure he was a nerd. No one that I know actually says lol when they laugh.

"Nerd." I mumbled. I found it sort of funny that he said that. Chain took out a camera and flashed a picture. Then he pulled out another, but from Winter's pocket and snapped one as well. Tyranitar looked angry and was about to come charging at us, but then thought twice when he saw Scamper preparing to take them down. There was no doubt in my mind that Scamper could take them both down easily, he'd done it before against a larger crowd.

Instead, the Tyranitar motioned for Rampardos to follow him so they could do their training elsewhere. We continued down the mountain. We weren't that high up, so it didn't take us long to reach the bottom. When we got there, I saw an Infernape and a Chimchar resting underneath a tree that was surprsingly growing in this hot as hell place. The Chimchar was sitting on Infernape's shoulder which led me to assume that Chimchar was Infernape's kid. Infernape stood up and put down Chimchar and stared down Chain. I didn't think he wanted to battle, but I was sure he wanted to protect his kid. If Chain didn't want to battle, we would have to move around it slowly.

"Want to battle these two?" I asked.


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Battle Stats: Chimchar [100%] - Infernape [100%]

vs

[IDK] and [IDC]

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Trainer stats:

Pokemon Encountered by Winter: Litwick, Cubone, Heatmor, Larvesta, Rhyhorn, Rampardos, Chimchar
Pokemon Encountered by Chainy: Rapidash, Torkoal, Charmeleon, Drilbur, Litwick, Tyranitar, Infernape

Encounters Remaining: 11
Pokemon Caught by Winter: Brave/F/Litwick, Mild/F/Larvesta, Mild/M/Rhyhorn
Pokemon Caught by Chainy: Naive/M/Rapidash, Naughty/M/Torkoal, Brave/M/Heatmor, Hardy/M/Drilbur, Jolly/F/Litwick

Winter MCR: o% Complete oooooo/oooooo
Chainy MCR: o% Complete oooooo/oooooo

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Name: James “Chainy” Carter (aka my Ranger)
Total Items: 1x ParkBall; 3x SuperBall; 4x Full Heal; 2x Max Potion; 3x HyperBall; 2x Calming Fragrance Plus; 16x PokeDoll; 5x Honey; Squirtbottle; Pokeplayer; Digital Camera; Fragrance; Type Repellant; Blank Disk x2; Ponyta Voice Disk; Black Aura Reader; Status Bomb x2; Love Potion; Max Revive x2; Premium Honey; Pax-A-Punch

Pokemon Stats (List your Pokemon Stats)

Pokemon: Gallade
Nickname: Dual
Gender: Male
Ability: Steadfast
Nature: Serious
TM/HM/BM/SM/MT: HM01-Cut, HM04-Strength, HM05-Flash, HM08-Rock Smash, TM06-Toxic, TM24-Thunderbolt, TM26-Earthquake, TM33-Reflect, TM45-Thunder Wave, TM48-Rock Slide, TM50-Substitute, TM58-Psych Up, TM59-Hidden Power[GHOST], TM60-Sunny Day, TM72-Shadow Ball, TM88-Brick Break, TM93-Bulk Up, TM95-Taunt, TM96-Light Screen, TM101-Rock Tomb, TM102-Aerial Ace, TM106-Skill Swap, TM107-Snatch, TM117-Drain Punch, TM118-Will-o-Wisp, TM126-Stone Edge, TM132-X-Scissor, TM134-Cross Poison, TM139-Trick Room, Confuse Ray, Shadow Sneak, Ice Punch, Fire Punch, Pain Split, Encore, Thunderpunch, Wish, Mean Look

Pokemon: Swampert - 66%
Nickname: Smash
Gender: Male
Ability: Torrent
Nature: Jolly
TM/HM/BM/SM/MT: HM03-Surf, HM04-Strength, HM07-Waterfall, HM08-Rock Smash, HM09-Dive, HM11-Rock Climb, TM13-Ice Beam, TM126-Stone Edge; TM129-Stealth Rock, Curse, Superpower, Yawn

Pokemon: Breloom - 68%
Nickname: Joey
Gender: Male
Ability: Technician
Nature: Careful
TM/HM/BM/SM/MT: HM01-Cut, HM04-Strength, HM05-Flash, HM08-Rock Smash, TM03-Swords Dance, TM06-Toxic, TM48-Rock Slide, TM50-Substitute, TM64-Protect, TM88-Focus Punch, TM93-Bulk Up, TM94-Bullet Seed, TM69-Iron Tail, TM114-Fling, TM147-Low Sweep, Thunderpunch, Synthesis


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Name: Ivy Frost (Going as my Ranger)
Total Items: Digital Camera, Super Potion x5, Full Heal x2, Hyperball x2, Superball x2, Parkball x3, Intermediate Voice Disk (Drilbur), Uncommon Voice Disk (Darumaka), Poképlayer, Park Voucher (3.5k Value Left), Max Revive x2

Pokemon Stats

Crobat - Haxbat
Gender: Male
Nature: Careful
Ability: Inner Focus
TM: U-turn, Roost, Protect, Taunt, Sludge Bomb, Hidden Power Steel
BM/SM/MT: Quick Attack, Brave Bird

Ambipom
Gender: Male
Nature: Jolly
Ability: Technician
TM: Ice Punch, Brick Break, Thunderwave, Taunt, U-turn
BM/SM/MT: None

Espeon - Haji - 62%
Gender: Male
Nature: Calm
Ability: Synchronize
TM: Hidden Power Fire, Grass Knot, Shadow Ball, Skill Swap, Sunny Day, Calm Mind
BM/SM/MT: Heal Bell

WinterVines
08-07-2011, 02:13 AM
(OOC: 750-500=250 just in case.)

TP#31

She came to in a haze of confusion, though she found out what was happening soon enough. She was glad Haji had remained calm and took care of things. She could always trust him to do that.

She stiffened as soon as she realized where she was. Not only did it sting her pride a little to be treated like such a girl, last time she checked, Chainy was still pissed off at her.

He didn't look very mad though. In fact, he looked like he was being careful. She huffed after his stubborn refusal to put her down, giving up fighting it for now. Every time she struggled he just hung on harder, and that wasn't getting her anywhere. She wasn't going to fall down if she walked. Probably.

Haji's cool voice told her to be calm though, to not make a big deal out of the scene. The purple cat was probably right. He was a lot wiser than she was. Her mind was still swirling a little, and she thought that she could probably feel the heat starting to get to her too. She should probably enjoy the break while she could.

Soon they came upon an Infernape and a Chimchar playing, perhaps a child-parent combo. They stopped as soon as the people approached though, and the Infernape took its place in front of the smaller monkey, looking at Chainy. It would probably fight if they made any harsh movements. Protect instincts were strong for wild Pokémon. Since it was so rare to see this, it was probably a good picture opportunity, though they didn't want to just scare off the parent with the flash and leave the kid if it didn't know how to run. She'd leave the picture taking to Chainy this time and see what happened with the little one.

“I'm getting down now,” she said to him, no longer asking. Since they had stopped, it was easier to maneuver and slide down. She did hang onto his arm while she regained her feet. Happily, she found she wasn't that dizzy.

“I'm not feeling a battle just yet, Alex,” she then told the Ranger. “Chainy can probably take a picture and we'll see if the little one follows the other. If not I can get a doll for it.”

Then, a shadow swooped behind her, and she turned and smiled as her giant Crobat greeted her. He chattered as he flew in, knocking her into Chainy a bit as he tried to huddle as close as he could. She was still hanging on to the other man's arm to stay upright. “It's nice to see you too, Haxbat.”

The Crobat cooed as she patted his head, and he just hovered closer. Ivy really really hoped Chainy wasn't going to freak out or get mad again. She was just happy to see her oldest friend.

ChainReaction01
08-07-2011, 03:27 AM
(OOC: Screw that, if Ivy needs a Doll take one of mine. I got millions of the bastards.)

Ivy struggled occasionally against my grasp but I held her all the tighter. She was a strong woman, and she wouldn't be content to lay still for long, but I definitely was not going to let go of her until I was sure she was going to be okay.

We kept walking and it wasn't long before we saw another pair of Pokemon. An Infernape and a Chimchar were playing with each other - the Infernape was probably the Chimchar's mother or father. Ivy pushed against me and told she me was getting down. I wasn't happy about it but she seemed okay - she only shook a little bit.

"Want to battle these two?" Alex asked us.

“I'm not feeling a battle just yet, Alex. Chainy can probably take a picture and we'll see if the little one follows the other. If not I can get a doll for it,” Ivy said. She seemed okay - her voice wasn't strained. She kept a hold on my arm but I didn't mind. It meant I was still helping her somehow.

"Nah, don't worry about it, you can have one of mine," I interjected. "I have a million spares."

I pulled one out and handed it to Ivy, just in case the Chimchar decided to stick around. I then pulled out my camera and took a picture of the Infernape - right as I pressed the button the fire monkey threw its child up into the air and bathed it in flame. Impressive shot, even if it was a complete fluke.

Suddenly I felt Ivy being pushed into me, and I realised that Haxbat was nuzzling up against her, knocking her against me. I froze up and my eyes widened but I pushed the fear back. It was getting easier - it was hard to be afraid of something that was being so loving. Ivy scratched his head and he hovered into the air. I watched the bat out of the corner of my eye but strangely I wasn't as bothered by it any more. I certainly wasn't completely comfortable, but I felt better than I had in a while.

Bumblebee16
08-07-2011, 04:59 AM
Ranger Alex

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Commencing

“I'm not feeling a battle just yet, Alex. Chainy can probably take a picture and we'll see if the little one follows the other. If not I can get a doll for it,” Ivy said.

"Nah, don't worry about it, you can have one of mine," Chainy quickly said. "I have a million spares." I assumed she didn't mind since she didn't argue back. Chimchar grabbed the doll and then Chain snapped a shot of the two and they were on their way. Winter appeared to be doing better now which was a relief for me. If an Elite Ranger passed out on this run and something bad happened to her and I didn't do anything I would be in some serious trouble. Especially since I didn't report it.

“I'm getting down now,” she said to him, slowly getting off. She seemed a little off balanced, I didn't think it was a good idea to walk like that in this area, but since we were off of the mountain I allowed it. It didn't seem like I had a choice though, she seemed like she would argue if I told her not to walk anyways.

"I hope she's alright now." I said to Scamper.

"She seems good enough to walk for now. She should get checked once this ends. Those two should also get councling. Its appearent they like each other, they just don't want to admit it... looks like we got company behind us." He said without turning around. I looked behind me and saw a large rock-shell turtle Pokemon and a large Hippo Pokemon. Sand was coming out of the Hippowdon's back holes and surrounded us. "How rude." I grumbled, wiping the sand off of my face.

"Do you want to battle these two?" I asked the two Rangers.

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Battle Stats: Sandstorm

Hippowdon [100%] - Torkoal [100%]

vs

[IDK] and [IDC]

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Trainer stats:

Pokemon Encountered by Winter: Litwick, Cubone, Heatmor, Larvesta, Rhyhorn, Rampardos, Chimchar, Torkoal
Pokemon Encountered by Chainy: Rapidash, Torkoal, Charmeleon, Drilbur, Litwick, Tyranitar, Infernape, Hippowdon

Encounters Remaining: 8
Pokemon Caught by Winter: Brave/F/Litwick, Mild/F/Larvesta, Mild/M/Rhyhorn (Pics - 1)
Pokemon Caught by Chainy: Naive/M/Rapidash, Naughty/M/Torkoal, Brave/M/Heatmor, Hardy/M/Drilbur, Jolly/F/Litwick (Pics - 2)

Winter MCR: o% Complete oooooo/oooooo
Chainy MCR: o% Complete oooooo/oooooo

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Name: James “Chainy” Carter (aka my Ranger)
Total Items: 1x ParkBall; 3x SuperBall; 4x Full Heal; 2x Max Potion; 3x HyperBall; 2x Calming Fragrance Plus; 16x PokeDoll; 5x Honey; Squirtbottle; Pokeplayer; Digital Camera; Fragrance; Type Repellant; Blank Disk x2; Ponyta Voice Disk; Black Aura Reader; Status Bomb x2; Love Potion; Max Revive x2; Premium Honey; Pax-A-Punch

Pokemon Stats (List your Pokemon Stats)

Pokemon: Gallade
Nickname: Dual
Gender: Male
Ability: Steadfast
Nature: Serious
TM/HM/BM/SM/MT: HM01-Cut, HM04-Strength, HM05-Flash, HM08-Rock Smash, TM06-Toxic, TM24-Thunderbolt, TM26-Earthquake, TM33-Reflect, TM45-Thunder Wave, TM48-Rock Slide, TM50-Substitute, TM58-Psych Up, TM59-Hidden Power[GHOST], TM60-Sunny Day, TM72-Shadow Ball, TM88-Brick Break, TM93-Bulk Up, TM95-Taunt, TM96-Light Screen, TM101-Rock Tomb, TM102-Aerial Ace, TM106-Skill Swap, TM107-Snatch, TM117-Drain Punch, TM118-Will-o-Wisp, TM126-Stone Edge, TM132-X-Scissor, TM134-Cross Poison, TM139-Trick Room, Confuse Ray, Shadow Sneak, Ice Punch, Fire Punch, Pain Split, Encore, Thunderpunch, Wish, Mean Look

Pokemon: Swampert - 66%
Nickname: Smash
Gender: Male
Ability: Torrent
Nature: Jolly
TM/HM/BM/SM/MT: HM03-Surf, HM04-Strength, HM07-Waterfall, HM08-Rock Smash, HM09-Dive, HM11-Rock Climb, TM13-Ice Beam, TM126-Stone Edge; TM129-Stealth Rock, Curse, Superpower, Yawn

Pokemon: Breloom - 68%
Nickname: Joey
Gender: Male
Ability: Technician
Nature: Careful
TM/HM/BM/SM/MT: HM01-Cut, HM04-Strength, HM05-Flash, HM08-Rock Smash, TM03-Swords Dance, TM06-Toxic, TM48-Rock Slide, TM50-Substitute, TM64-Protect, TM88-Focus Punch, TM93-Bulk Up, TM94-Bullet Seed, TM69-Iron Tail, TM114-Fling, TM147-Low Sweep, Thunderpunch, Synthesis


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Name: Ivy Frost (Going as my Ranger)
Total Items: Digital Camera, Super Potion x5, Full Heal x2, Hyperball x2, Superball x2, Parkball x3, Intermediate Voice Disk (Drilbur), Uncommon Voice Disk (Darumaka), Poképlayer, Park Voucher (3.5k Value Left), Max Revive x2

Pokemon Stats

Crobat - Haxbat
Gender: Male
Nature: Careful
Ability: Inner Focus
TM: U-turn, Roost, Protect, Taunt, Sludge Bomb, Hidden Power Steel
BM/SM/MT: Quick Attack, Brave Bird

Ambipom
Gender: Male
Nature: Jolly
Ability: Technician
TM: Ice Punch, Brick Break, Thunderwave, Taunt, U-turn
BM/SM/MT: None

Espeon - Haji - 62%
Gender: Male
Nature: Calm
Ability: Synchronize
TM: Hidden Power Fire, Grass Knot, Shadow Ball, Skill Swap, Sunny Day, Calm Mind
BM/SM/MT: Heal Bell

ChainReaction01
08-07-2011, 06:26 AM
"I hope she's alright now," Alex said to his Lucario, off to one side. The Lucario turned its head towards Alex and it was clear he was speaking telepathically to his Trainer. I couldn't quite pick out what the Steel-type was saying but I knew Dual could because he starting laughing uproariously through our link. This nearly bowled me over - I couldn't remember the last time he gave any sign of amusement greater than a grin.

What are you laughing at? I demanded.

<Just something the Lucario said,> Dual gasped.

I immediately started forcing my way into Dual's memory, but he locked me out. Impressive, considering he was rolling around on the ground thirty metres away.

Fine, keep your secrets, I said huffily, which started Dual laughing even more.

I suddenly heard a groan of disgust and I turned back to see Alex wiping some sand off of his face. A Hippowdon was right in front of him, and a Torkoal wasn't far behind the Ground-type.

"Do you want to battle these two?" Alex asked us.

"Nah, I'm fine," I said. I had already captured a Torkoal - on this very run, actually - and I had no interest in capturing a Hippowdon. I doubted Ivy did either - she was probably a bit too weak to be battling anyway. She still hadn't let go of my arm.

WinterVines
08-07-2011, 12:34 PM
TP#32

They continued down the path, but Ivy didn't think it got any harder or easier. She was just tired, and though she stumbled just a little bit, she thought she'd probably be fine. She was seriously considering taking some sort of small break after this run was over; just a little bit of time to fully recover. From beside her, Haji agreed, pointing out that if she still needed to hang on to Chainy's arm, she wasn't completely fine.

Nobody was really saying anything as they traveled, and that gave her a small opportunity to not think for a while. She knew Alex was talking to his Lucario through some sort of mind link; she could feel the tiny sparks of energy in the air from it. She was a little curious, but not enough to ask about it. She felt Chainy and Dual do the same, and then the Gallade was on the ground rolling in laughter.

She felt Haji's amusement through their bond, and she immediately asked him about it.

“It is nothing. Something the Lucario said was very interesting.”

She could tell. Dual was nearly dying of laughter. Haji wouldn't budge on what it was though, so with a little pout she dropped it. She smiled though, forgetting her weariness for a moment.

Then a gust of sand kicked up, and she looked back to see a gold-colored hippo and another Torkoal. Chainy had captured one of those earlier, and she didn't really want one. She heard Chainy say he'd rather pass, and she agreed.

“Yeah, I think I'll pass as well. Same deal as last time? And you don't have to keep donating your dolls, you know,” she said to her partner.

Bumblebee16
08-07-2011, 05:06 PM
Ranger Alex

-

Commencing

Luckily, Chain threw his doll in time. I had a feeling the rude Hippowdon wanted to battle. I wasn't sure why, but dolls always made a Pokemon want to leave. I had no idea what kind of effect if had on them, but I always found it strange that such a small device would be this useful. Hippowdon grabbed the doll with its mouth and walked away. Torkoal just shook his head and dug underground.

"One battle avoided." I said to Scamper.

"Hmph, wonder what else they're here for. Perhaps another Larvesta for Chain and some Ground type for Winter. Not really sure what else they could..." He stopped mid-sentence and placed one hand on his head.

"Mindbender says Leo wants to know how we're doing on our first run, shall I inform her on what happened?" He asked me.

"Negative, it is better that he doesn't know. I mean, nothing bad has happened to them so far, and I'm sure they are competent enough to know when they aren't feeling well. Just say we're doing fine." I replied. "Don't want him worrying about us." Scamper nodded and sent Mindbender my reply.

I turned around to ask my Trainers where they wanted to go next, but then I felt myself falling backwards. Scamper quickly grabbed my hand and pulled me up. I turned around and saw a yellow rock with a hole on the top. Then it began to move and a stream of flames came shooting out of that hole.

"Numel!" It replied angrily. A small Litwick came floating along besides Numel. These two seemed to attract a lot of Litwicks, they were pretty lucky.

"Sorry Numel." I apologized. Numel nodded, but it still wanted to battle with Chain. Litwick just stood by, waiting to see if a battle was going to take place.

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Battle Stats:

Litwick [100%] - Numel [100%]

vs

[IDK] and [IDC]

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Trainer stats:

Pokemon Encountered by Winter: Litwick, Cubone, Heatmor, Larvesta, Rhyhorn, Rampardos, Chimchar, Torkoal, Litwick
Pokemon Encountered by Chainy: Rapidash, Torkoal, Charmeleon, Drilbur, Litwick, Tyranitar, Infernape, Hippowdon, Numel

Encounters Remaining: 7
Pokemon Caught by Winter: Brave/F/Litwick, Mild/F/Larvesta, Mild/M/Rhyhorn (Pics - 1)
Pokemon Caught by Chainy: Naive/M/Rapidash, Naughty/M/Torkoal, Brave/M/Heatmor, Hardy/M/Drilbur, Jolly/F/Litwick (Pics - 2)

Winter MCR: o% Complete oooooo/oooooo
Chainy MCR: o% Complete oooooo/oooooo

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Name: James “Chainy” Carter (aka my Ranger)
Total Items: 1x ParkBall; 3x SuperBall; 4x Full Heal; 2x Max Potion; 3x HyperBall; 2x Calming Fragrance Plus; 16x PokeDoll; 5x Honey; Squirtbottle; Pokeplayer; Digital Camera; Fragrance; Type Repellant; Blank Disk x2; Ponyta Voice Disk; Black Aura Reader; Status Bomb x2; Love Potion; Max Revive x2; Premium Honey; Pax-A-Punch

Pokemon Stats (List your Pokemon Stats)

Pokemon: Gallade
Nickname: Dual
Gender: Male
Ability: Steadfast
Nature: Serious
TM/HM/BM/SM/MT: HM01-Cut, HM04-Strength, HM05-Flash, HM08-Rock Smash, TM06-Toxic, TM24-Thunderbolt, TM26-Earthquake, TM33-Reflect, TM45-Thunder Wave, TM48-Rock Slide, TM50-Substitute, TM58-Psych Up, TM59-Hidden Power[GHOST], TM60-Sunny Day, TM72-Shadow Ball, TM88-Brick Break, TM93-Bulk Up, TM95-Taunt, TM96-Light Screen, TM101-Rock Tomb, TM102-Aerial Ace, TM106-Skill Swap, TM107-Snatch, TM117-Drain Punch, TM118-Will-o-Wisp, TM126-Stone Edge, TM132-X-Scissor, TM134-Cross Poison, TM139-Trick Room, Confuse Ray, Shadow Sneak, Ice Punch, Fire Punch, Pain Split, Encore, Thunderpunch, Wish, Mean Look

Pokemon: Swampert - 66%
Nickname: Smash
Gender: Male
Ability: Torrent
Nature: Jolly
TM/HM/BM/SM/MT: HM03-Surf, HM04-Strength, HM07-Waterfall, HM08-Rock Smash, HM09-Dive, HM11-Rock Climb, TM13-Ice Beam, TM126-Stone Edge; TM129-Stealth Rock, Curse, Superpower, Yawn

Pokemon: Breloom - 68%
Nickname: Joey
Gender: Male
Ability: Technician
Nature: Careful
TM/HM/BM/SM/MT: HM01-Cut, HM04-Strength, HM05-Flash, HM08-Rock Smash, TM03-Swords Dance, TM06-Toxic, TM48-Rock Slide, TM50-Substitute, TM64-Protect, TM88-Focus Punch, TM93-Bulk Up, TM94-Bullet Seed, TM69-Iron Tail, TM114-Fling, TM147-Low Sweep, Thunderpunch, Synthesis


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Name: Ivy Frost (Going as my Ranger)
Total Items: Digital Camera, Super Potion x5, Full Heal x2, Hyperball x2, Superball x2, Parkball x3, Intermediate Voice Disk (Drilbur), Uncommon Voice Disk (Darumaka), Poképlayer, Park Voucher (3.5k Value Left), Max Revive x2

Pokemon Stats

Crobat - Haxbat
Gender: Male
Nature: Careful
Ability: Inner Focus
TM: U-turn, Roost, Protect, Taunt, Sludge Bomb, Hidden Power Steel
BM/SM/MT: Quick Attack, Brave Bird

Ambipom
Gender: Male
Nature: Jolly
Ability: Technician
TM: Ice Punch, Brick Break, Thunderwave, Taunt, U-turn
BM/SM/MT: None

Espeon - Haji - 62%
Gender: Male
Nature: Calm
Ability: Synchronize
TM: Hidden Power Fire, Grass Knot, Shadow Ball, Skill Swap, Sunny Day, Calm Mind
BM/SM/MT: Heal Bell

WinterVines
08-07-2011, 05:19 PM
(OOC: It sure is Litwick in here.)

TP#33

They kept on, and now that Ivy was settled a bit, she could think a little. Today had definitely been an adventure, and she wasn't sure it was one that she wanted to repeat. Her first task after this was probably making sure the bond settled enough for her to function. She didn't want to black out or something on a run when she was with a Trainer. It didn't bother her so much now since she was with people she trusted. The Rangers could take care of themselves.

Then she was reminded of the original reason they went out here. She looked back the way they had come and wondered what was going on on this mountain. There was definitely something up here. She hadn't acted less like herself in years than she did today.

“Hey, Chainy,” she said, looking over to the other Ranger. “Did you think there was anything odd about the mountain up there?”

Even if she didn't feel one hundred percent better, if there was something wrong, she was going to have to go back and snoop around until she found out what it was. If there were poachers here, they had to be caught. They didn't really have the manpower to do it right now, even if she wanted to. It didn't matter if they were just supposed to investigate. She hated thinking about what those people could be doing to the wild Pokémon.

Chainy didn't get the chance to answer her however, as an exclamation from Alex had them looking in his direction.

“Numel!” an angry voice said, and Ivy saw a small yellow camel try to shoot a stream of flame at the Ranger. It looked like Alex had stepped on it or something. Then Ivy noticed a Litwick floating nearby, seeing if its friend was alright.

“There sure are a lot of Litwick here.” No wonder every Trainer from the mainland wanted to go to Deckbi. “I think I'll pass though. I've already got one, and so does Chainy. That Numel looks a little agitated. Same plan as last time then. If they just won't take no for an answer, we can use a doll.”

ChainReaction01
08-08-2011, 02:41 AM
The Hippowdon caught my PokeDoll in its large mouth and walked away. Seeing as it no longer had a battle partner the Torkoal left as well, but it did so using the interesting method of tunneling underground. I shrugged and we walked on. Ivy was still holding onto my arm, but she was only doing so lightly instead of clutching on for dear life which I found heartening. Dual had just buzzed me about locating another one of the strange devices when Ivy spoke up.

“Hey, Chainy,” she said, looking up at me. “Did you think there was anything odd about the mountain up there?”

It took a minute to open my mouth - I had never been this close to Ivy before and it struck me that her green eyes were particularly mesmerizing. Before I could answer Alex shouted out and I looked over to him. It looked like he had stepped on a Numel or something and it was spraying fire unhappily. Alex apologised to the Numel as I noticed another Litwick nearby. I didn't know why people whined about them being so rare - they were all over the freaking mountain.

“There sure are a lot of Litwick here,” Ivy said. I wasn't surprised to see that she'd noted that as well. “I think I'll pass though. I've already got one, and so does Chainy. That Numel looks a little agitated. Same plan as last time then. If they just won't take no for an answer, we can use a doll.”

"Yep, I got plenty still. One for us both, if need be," I added.

Bumblebee16
08-08-2011, 05:39 AM
Ranger Alex

-

Commencing

“Hey, Chainy,” Winter began to say. “Did you think there was anything odd about the mountain up there?” I wasn't sure what she was talking about, I didn't notice anything weird. I wondered what she was refering too. I wanted to ask, but then I remembered their crazy meltdown. Perhaps that was what they were reffering too.

"Yeah, that's what I was thinking as well." Scamper replied after reading my thoughts.

"Perhaps," I responded, "but I don't want to trigger anything that will cause that again."

"Good call, we don't need that." Scamper said. I looked over towards Chain and Winter, they didn't appear to want to battle the two Pokemon in front of them. Chain threw a doll at the two, then Numel growled at me angrily and walked off. Litwick burned the doll and disappeard.

"Such moody Pokemon." I whispered to Scamper. He just laughed and shook his head. We walked about fifteen minutes before we came across more Pokemon that wanted to battle. A small rumble came from underground. Then the earth beneth us began to give in, I could see a while forming in the ground. I motioned with my hand for Chain and Winter to stop. The hole got bigger and two extremely large and powerful Pokemon emerged from the ground.

They looked like they wanted to really battle, and I was afraid they weren't going to take no for an answer. Tyranitar breathed out hard and a small sand tornado formed around us again. The two Pokemon headbutted each other then turned towards Winter and Chain, making the 'bring it on' motion with their hands.

"Well, do you want to battle them?" I asked the two.

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Battle Stats: Sandstorm

Rhyperior [100%] - Tyranitar [100%]

vs

[IDK] and [IDC]

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Trainer stats:

Pokemon Encountered by Winter: Litwick, Cubone, Heatmor, Larvesta, Rhyhorn, Rampardos, Chimchar, Torkoal, Litwick, Rhyperior
Pokemon Encountered by Chainy: Rapidash, Torkoal, Charmeleon, Drilbur, Litwick, Tyranitar, Infernape, Hippowdon, Numel, Tyranitar

Encounters Remaining: 6
Pokemon Caught by Winter: Brave/F/Litwick, Mild/F/Larvesta, Mild/M/Rhyhorn (Pics - 1)
Pokemon Caught by Chainy: Naive/M/Rapidash, Naughty/M/Torkoal, Brave/M/Heatmor, Hardy/M/Drilbur, Jolly/F/Litwick (Pics - 2)

Winter MCR: o% Complete oooooo/oooooo
Chainy MCR: o% Complete oooooo/oooooo

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Name: James “Chainy” Carter (aka my Ranger)
Total Items: 1x ParkBall; 3x SuperBall; 4x Full Heal; 2x Max Potion; 3x HyperBall; 2x Calming Fragrance Plus; 16x PokeDoll; 5x Honey; Squirtbottle; Pokeplayer; Digital Camera; Fragrance; Type Repellant; Blank Disk x2; Ponyta Voice Disk; Black Aura Reader; Status Bomb x2; Love Potion; Max Revive x2; Premium Honey; Pax-A-Punch

Pokemon Stats (List your Pokemon Stats)

Pokemon: Gallade
Nickname: Dual
Gender: Male
Ability: Steadfast
Nature: Serious
TM/HM/BM/SM/MT: HM01-Cut, HM04-Strength, HM05-Flash, HM08-Rock Smash, TM06-Toxic, TM24-Thunderbolt, TM26-Earthquake, TM33-Reflect, TM45-Thunder Wave, TM48-Rock Slide, TM50-Substitute, TM58-Psych Up, TM59-Hidden Power[GHOST], TM60-Sunny Day, TM72-Shadow Ball, TM88-Brick Break, TM93-Bulk Up, TM95-Taunt, TM96-Light Screen, TM101-Rock Tomb, TM102-Aerial Ace, TM106-Skill Swap, TM107-Snatch, TM117-Drain Punch, TM118-Will-o-Wisp, TM126-Stone Edge, TM132-X-Scissor, TM134-Cross Poison, TM139-Trick Room, Confuse Ray, Shadow Sneak, Ice Punch, Fire Punch, Pain Split, Encore, Thunderpunch, Wish, Mean Look

Pokemon: Swampert - 66%
Nickname: Smash
Gender: Male
Ability: Torrent
Nature: Jolly
TM/HM/BM/SM/MT: HM03-Surf, HM04-Strength, HM07-Waterfall, HM08-Rock Smash, HM09-Dive, HM11-Rock Climb, TM13-Ice Beam, TM126-Stone Edge; TM129-Stealth Rock, Curse, Superpower, Yawn

Pokemon: Breloom - 68%
Nickname: Joey
Gender: Male
Ability: Technician
Nature: Careful
TM/HM/BM/SM/MT: HM01-Cut, HM04-Strength, HM05-Flash, HM08-Rock Smash, TM03-Swords Dance, TM06-Toxic, TM48-Rock Slide, TM50-Substitute, TM64-Protect, TM88-Focus Punch, TM93-Bulk Up, TM94-Bullet Seed, TM69-Iron Tail, TM114-Fling, TM147-Low Sweep, Thunderpunch, Synthesis


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Name: Ivy Frost (Going as my Ranger)
Total Items: Digital Camera, Super Potion x5, Full Heal x2, Hyperball x2, Superball x2, Parkball x3, Intermediate Voice Disk (Drilbur), Uncommon Voice Disk (Darumaka), Poképlayer, Park Voucher (3.5k Value Left), Max Revive x2

Pokemon Stats

Crobat - Haxbat
Gender: Male
Nature: Careful
Ability: Inner Focus
TM: U-turn, Roost, Protect, Taunt, Sludge Bomb, Hidden Power Steel
BM/SM/MT: Quick Attack, Brave Bird

Ambipom
Gender: Male
Nature: Jolly
Ability: Technician
TM: Ice Punch, Brick Break, Thunderwave, Taunt, U-turn
BM/SM/MT: None

Espeon - Haji - 62%
Gender: Male
Nature: Calm
Ability: Synchronize
TM: Hidden Power Fire, Grass Knot, Shadow Ball, Skill Swap, Sunny Day, Calm Mind
BM/SM/MT: Heal Bell

ChainReaction01
08-08-2011, 12:07 PM
(OOC: End the run after Winter posts, like make this our last Encounter.)

I threw the doll towards the pair of Pokemon, but the Litwick burned it up in midair without stopping. It just floated on by us, like we weren't even worth paying attention to. I was glad I hadn't captured that one - it was a moody little beast. Of course the Numel wasn't much better - it growled unhappily before wandering off.

I realised that Ivy was still waiting for an answer, and I felt that Dual was walking over to me with another of the devices. "Yeah, there are these weird things that incite anger or something all over the mountain," I said to her. I took it from Dual and showed it to her - it was identical to the last one, a small black plastic box with a tiny antenna and a blinking red light. I found a small switch on the corner and flicked it off and the red light stopped flashing. I felt yet another decrease in the redness in my mind - it was definitely these devices. I'd take a proper look at it back at HQ. I shaded my eyes and looked in the direction we had originally come from. Sure enough, the gate was about five minutes' walk away. I slipped the device into my pocket and we began walking towards the exit.

Right as we did a shaking began to rattle us around. I held onto Ivy to make sure she didn't fall over. A crater began to form in front of us - Alex put out his hand and we stopped moving forward. A Tyranitar and a Rhyperior emerged from under the ground and showed off a bit, spitting sand into the air and challenging us to battle. I couldn't suppress a small grin - it turns out there WOULD have been a battle where Joey would have been at an advantage.

"Well, do you want to battle them?" Alex asked us.

"As tempting as it is, I think I'd rather take a picture," I replied. I pulled the camera back out, focused the lens on the Tyranitar, and pressed the picture button. Pretty exciting last Encounter, really.

"When we leave I'd like to take out the Heatmor, Drilbur, and Litwick," I said to Alex. "My apologies to the Torkoal and Rapidash but these guys are clearly the most powerful."

WinterVines
08-09-2011, 12:13 AM
(OOC: Yeah, this can be the last encounter. Thank you, Bee!)

TP#34

Chainy showed her the tiny black box Dual found, and she barely repressed her gasp. It was like the one she found in the Botanic Gardens. Chainy turned the switch and immediately she felt some sort of pressure in the air dissipate. Definitely poachers then. The thought saddened her a little. The wild Pokémon didn't deserve whatever havoc the poachers would cause.

He pocketed the device and she made a mental note to get one of them from him later. She could take it with her and study it while she was gone; Haji had finally convinced her that taking some time off was probably in her best interest. She opened her mouth to say something, but then the ground began to shake.

She stumbled, not having fully regained all her previous balance. Her head was still a little foggy too. Luckily Chainy grabbed her arm so she didn't fall on her face and make a fool out of herself. She had probably already done a great job of that today. She didn't need to repeat the act again.

A Rhyperior came out of the ground, spinning smoothly and showing off as its limbs made arcs through the air. A Tyranitar followed, and it called out to them. The sands came to it, swirling around the field and making visibility a little lower. The two seemed to be a team from the way they stood, almost back to back but angled a little so they could look at the people. It wasn't something she wanted to test out at this moment.

She looked beyond them and saw the gate to the mountain, breathing a sigh of relief as Alex asked them if they wanted to battle. She shook her head, reaching into the pocket on her cargos for her camera.

“No thanks. They're way too coordinated for me at the moment. I'll take a picture though. The flying sand makes the scenery look pretty cool.”

She saw what the Rhyhorn she captured would turn into and knew some Trainer was going to be pretty pleased. It was a powerhouse easily. So were the other two she caught, she decided. The Litwick was a pretty brave battler, and something about the Larvesta intrigued her a lot, and it wasn't just for her rarity.

Hearing Chainy's answer, she nodded. “Yeah, I'm about spent, so this is a good place to end it. I'll take my three with me. Maybe I'll take some time off too. Okay, smile guys!” she shouted to the wild Pokémon. It hadn't been a bad trip really. She learned quite a bit. The day would end on a good note at least.

Bumblebee16
08-09-2011, 04:07 AM
Ranger Alex

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Commencing

"As tempting as it is, I think I'd rather take a picture," Chain replied, pulling out his camera and quickly taking a shot at Tyranitar. Tyranitar angrily flicked Chain off, it was looking for a battle, not to get its picture taken. It shook its head disappointedly. Winter did the same thing, and Rhyperior just turned his back to her. Both powerful Pokemon dug back into the ground and disappered.

"When we leave I'd like to take out the Heatmor, Drilbur, and Litwick," Chain. "My apologies to the Torkoal and Rapidash but these guys are clearly the most powerful."

I just nodded and brought out Torkoal's and Rapidash's Pokeballs and released them in front of me. "Okay, you two can go back to your friends, Scamper here will escort you." I said. The two Pokemon nodded and hung their heads low as they left.

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Battle Stats: Sandstorm

Winter [100%]

vs

Chain [50%]

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Trainer stats:

Pokemon Encountered by Winter: Litwick, Cubone, Heatmor, Larvesta, Rhyhorn, Rampardos, Chimchar, Torkoal, Litwick, Rhyperior
Pokemon Encountered by Chainy: Rapidash, Torkoal, Charmeleon, Drilbur, Litwick, Tyranitar, Infernape, Hippowdon, Numel, Tyranitar

Encounters Remaining: 6
Pokemon Caught by Winter: Brave/F/Litwick, Mild/F/Larvesta, Mild/M/Rhyhorn (Pics - 2)
Pokemon Caught by Chainy: Naive/M/Rapidash, Naughty/M/Torkoal, Brave/M/Heatmor, Hardy/M/Drilbur, Jolly/F/Litwick (Pics - 3)

Winter MCR: o% Complete oooooo/oooooo
Chainy MCR: o% Complete oooooo/oooooo

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Name: James “Chainy” Carter (aka my Ranger)
Total Items: 1x ParkBall; 3x SuperBall; 4x Full Heal; 2x Max Potion; 3x HyperBall; 2x Calming Fragrance Plus; 16x PokeDoll; 5x Honey; Squirtbottle; Pokeplayer; Digital Camera; Fragrance; Type Repellant; Blank Disk x2; Ponyta Voice Disk; Black Aura Reader; Status Bomb x2; Love Potion; Max Revive x2; Premium Honey; Pax-A-Punch

Pokemon Stats (List your Pokemon Stats)

Pokemon: Gallade
Nickname: Dual
Gender: Male
Ability: Steadfast
Nature: Serious
TM/HM/BM/SM/MT: HM01-Cut, HM04-Strength, HM05-Flash, HM08-Rock Smash, TM06-Toxic, TM24-Thunderbolt, TM26-Earthquake, TM33-Reflect, TM45-Thunder Wave, TM48-Rock Slide, TM50-Substitute, TM58-Psych Up, TM59-Hidden Power[GHOST], TM60-Sunny Day, TM72-Shadow Ball, TM88-Brick Break, TM93-Bulk Up, TM95-Taunt, TM96-Light Screen, TM101-Rock Tomb, TM102-Aerial Ace, TM106-Skill Swap, TM107-Snatch, TM117-Drain Punch, TM118-Will-o-Wisp, TM126-Stone Edge, TM132-X-Scissor, TM134-Cross Poison, TM139-Trick Room, Confuse Ray, Shadow Sneak, Ice Punch, Fire Punch, Pain Split, Encore, Thunderpunch, Wish, Mean Look

Pokemon: Swampert - 66%
Nickname: Smash
Gender: Male
Ability: Torrent
Nature: Jolly
TM/HM/BM/SM/MT: HM03-Surf, HM04-Strength, HM07-Waterfall, HM08-Rock Smash, HM09-Dive, HM11-Rock Climb, TM13-Ice Beam, TM126-Stone Edge; TM129-Stealth Rock, Curse, Superpower, Yawn

Pokemon: Breloom - 68%
Nickname: Joey
Gender: Male
Ability: Technician
Nature: Careful
TM/HM/BM/SM/MT: HM01-Cut, HM04-Strength, HM05-Flash, HM08-Rock Smash, TM03-Swords Dance, TM06-Toxic, TM48-Rock Slide, TM50-Substitute, TM64-Protect, TM88-Focus Punch, TM93-Bulk Up, TM94-Bullet Seed, TM69-Iron Tail, TM114-Fling, TM147-Low Sweep, Thunderpunch, Synthesis


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Name: Ivy Frost (Going as my Ranger)
Total Items: Digital Camera, Super Potion x5, Full Heal x2, Hyperball x2, Superball x2, Parkball x3, Intermediate Voice Disk (Drilbur), Uncommon Voice Disk (Darumaka), Poképlayer, Park Voucher (3.5k Value Left), Max Revive x2

Pokemon Stats

Crobat - Haxbat
Gender: Male
Nature: Careful
Ability: Inner Focus
TM: U-turn, Roost, Protect, Taunt, Sludge Bomb, Hidden Power Steel
BM/SM/MT: Quick Attack, Brave Bird

Ambipom
Gender: Male
Nature: Jolly
Ability: Technician
TM: Ice Punch, Brick Break, Thunderwave, Taunt, U-turn
BM/SM/MT: None

Espeon - Haji - 62%
Gender: Male
Nature: Calm
Ability: Synchronize
TM: Hidden Power Fire, Grass Knot, Shadow Ball, Skill Swap, Sunny Day, Calm Mind
BM/SM/MT: Heal Bell

Bumblebee16
08-09-2011, 04:17 AM
Pokemon Caught by Winter: Brave/F/Litwick, Mild/F/Larvesta, Mild/M/Rhyhorn (Pics - 2 (3k))

Total Items: Digital Camera, Super Potion x5, Full Heal x2, Hyperball x2, Superball x2, Parkball x1, Intermediate Voice Disk (Drilbur), Uncommon Voice Disk (Darumaka), Poképlayer, Park Voucher (3.5k Value Left), Max Revive x2

Pokemon Caught by Chainy: Naive/M/Rapidash, Naughty/M/Torkoal, Brave/M/Heatmor, Hardy/M/Drilbur, Jolly/F/Litwick (Pics - 3 (4.5k))

Total Items: 1x SuperBall; 4x Full Heal; 2x Max Potion; 3x HyperBall; 2x Calming Fragrance Plus; 16x PokeDoll; 5x Honey; Squirtbottle; Pokeplayer; Digital Camera; Fragrance; Type Repellant; Blank Disk x2; Ponyta Voice Disk; Black Aura Reader; Status Bomb x2; Love Potion (Used on Winter); Max Revive x2; Premium Honey; Pax-A-Punch