Grass stretched out as far as the eye could see and further. Two trainers stood in the middle of the vast field, each holding a single red and white ball in their hand. I stood between them until they were ready for the match to begin, then I stepped back a couple of times and motioned that they should begin. Each threw down their poké balls causing two bright lights to erupt in the field; the lights faded and the two pokémon could be seen. Gmandiddy, who stood on my left, had chosen his Rotom – the deep blue eyes stared out from its red body of plasma while the electrical aura flickered and pulsed. It watched the other side of the battlefield, nervously awaiting its opponent. From Elbub’s poké ball had come another ghost, though this one looked slightly more menacing than the first. Glowing red eyes stared confidently at the anxious Rotom – the Gengar seemed to be almost overconfident, dismissing her opponent on sight. The purple phantom began to hover over the grass, which seemed to have taken on a less healthy colour since she arrived. I looked at the two battlers with some interest; two ghost-types would certainly make an interesting match.
Condition: A little intimidated
Moves: Shadow Ball
~ Sucker Punch
[Terror] Gengar (F)
Condition: Grinning menacingly
~ Shadow Ball
Terror felt her new power surge through her; her recent evolutions had had an incredible effect. However, she wasn’t sure that she was ready to go head to head with her electric-type opponent – she would need some sort of protection first. Floating close to the ground, the phantom tore handfuls of earth and grass out of the ground. Now that she had built up a small stockpile of resources she could start to build a guardian, which could protect her from just about everything thrown at her. Slowly but steadily, and to Rotom’s utter horror, the purple spectre began to mould a likeness of herself; the clone began to take form and its creator knew that she would soon have to bring the sculpture to life. She placed one hand on the model’s forehead and allowed her very life to flow into it. While Terror screamed in pain, the substitute got to its feet and faced up to the opponent; the ghost withdrew her hand and looked upon her guardian with satisfaction – surely her foe would have trouble getting past that.
Rotom stared at her opponent’s new protector with a scared look in its eyes; however, it knew that it could still swing things around. Dark energies swirled around the poltergeist as it prepared to strike down its rival. The necromantic power gravitated to one point, where it formed an orb of shadow. A few seconds passed while Rotom took careful aim before the ball blasted towards Terror’s scapegoat; the attack struck its target in the chest – it was so strong that the Gengar’s guardian fell to pieces and became a useless pile of rubble on the ground. Terror watched this with extreme disappointment, she had been hoping for a little more protection than that.
Now that its opponent had lost her protection, Rotom was determined to press home its advantage. The ends of its lightning bolt arms turned black as it flew at the Gengar, who was busy preparing her next attack; it was always a good idea to hit the opponent before being hit. The crackling arms of lightning smashed Terror in the chest, causing her to stumble back a couple of steps; she was surprised at how much that had hurt. Wincing slightly, she began to prepare her attack, desperate to show her trainer that his investment hadn’t been wasted.
The menacing Gengar closed his eyes and focused hard, causing dark energies to crackle as they were drawn into a ball between her claw-like hands. At the centre of the deathly orb was a nucleus of pitch-black energy; around this was an “iris” of purple including a lighter ring beyond which was a black outer circle with swirls of purple energy emitted from the iris. Then the red eyes snapped open and scanned the area for the target. She saw Rotom and blasted the sphere of death at it with incredible accuracy and power. The plasma pokémon was briefly enveloped in the attack but was soon knocked backwards, spinning randomly through the air until it crashed into the ground; the attack had stung the ghost badly, there was no way he could take much more like that. Rotom and gmandiddy would have to work quickly if they wanted to win.
Condition: Not feeling too good
[Terror] Gengar (F)
Condition: Not doing badly
Substitute- (Gengar -5% Energy, -15% HP; Substitute +15% HP)
Shadow Ball- (Rotom -6% Energy; Substitute -15% HP)
Sucker Punch- (Rotom -9% Energy; Gengar -16% HP)
Shadow Ball- (Critical Hit; rolled 5/5, 1 for Special Defence drop; Gengar -5% Energy; Rotom -47% HP)
There is a pile of mud near Gengar