The park gate swung open as the two trainers entered. They walked quickly past a pair of young lovers and moved swiftly through a group of children playing football. I watched them as they went, wondering why they were here. They stopped when they reached the small pond that was nearly at the centre of the park; that was when I recognised them. One was Face and the other was Foxamivlath, both new trainers. This was probably their first battle; both were new to this, it would be interesting to see how they did. Face was the first one to choose which of their pokémon would battle. A small blue and white bird shot out of its poké ball and came to rest on the waters of the pool; she splashed herself a few times before settling down and watching to see what she’d be up against. Foxamivlath threw his poké ball down with a flourish and, after a flash of blinding white light, a small, pink pokémon appeared. The Chansey moved closer to the edge of the pond nervously – she had never battled before and was anxious not to fail her trainer.
Condition: Ready to go
Moves: Rain Dance
~ Water Pulse
Condition: A bit anxious
Moves: Charge Beam
~ Shock Wave
Ducklett knew that she would need as much help as she could get if she wanted to even scratch Chansey; the water in the pond wouldn’t be enough to strengthen her attacks to a decent level – she needed more water. And so the little duck began to dance. Her wings flapping, her feet kicking beneath the water, her head bobbing in time to an imaginary beat. Her opponent watched her with a strange look, wondering what on earth was going on. But she hadn’t noticed the grey clouds that were gathering overhead; rain clouds had appeared over the pond and were about to let out everything they were carrying. Rain fell from the sky; a mere smattering at first, but it soon turned into a ferocious downpour. The children playing football looked up and ran for shelter and I tried to get under the nearest tree. I could now only just see the battlers through the veil of water – hopefully nothing too exciting would happen while I wasn’t able to watch.
Chansey squinted as she prepared her next attack. Electricity crackled in her hands, forming a ball at her finger tips. She used the glow made by this ball as a searchlight and searched the fog of rain. There it was! A flash of blue caught her eyes and she fired on it before it could get away; a beam of electricity shot through the sodden air, creating steam as it went, and hit Ducklett on her right side so that she went spinning across the pool. The nurse pokémon allowed herself to smile when she heard her targets squawks, the attack had hit and now she felt a strange power coursing through her; the attack had helped boost her power levels. Now she would be able to win this for her trainer.
Ducklett looked at where the beam had come from with a look similar to one of shock; she hadn’t expected to be quite that hard this early on. However, she knew that rain was duck’s weather - he had an advantage and was going to use it as much as possible. Rain water as well as water from the pond was drawn together into a ball of water, which hovered a few inches above the surface of the pond. The little blue duck looked past the watery orb, searching for his opponent; he saw her about a metre from the edge of the pond in the same place she had been in when she fired her last attack. Spinning to add momentum, Face’s pokémon struck the ball of water with one feathered wing; it shot off across the water and smashed on Chansey, sending splashes of water everywhere. The nurse made no movement at all; she had barely felt the attack – Ducklett would have to do a lot more than that if she wanted to stop her.
And now it was time for her to return fire. Electricity crackled and sparked around her arms; rather than the orb it created last time, it formed a web connecting the two arms together. When sufficient charge had been built up, Chansey threw the web into the air so that it would fall down onto the pond. It was a trap, the web was big enough to cover the whole pond and as it was moving downwards, Ducklett wouldn’t be able to fly over it. The net sank down to the water and the sound of a terrified duck echoed around the park. It was obvious that the attack had met its target and that it had hurt her a lot. The rain continued to pour down around the two pokémon; neither was going to give up yet but it was looking like Ducklett could be outclassed by her opponent. However, it’s not a good idea to judge a battle by the first round – tides will always turn until everything has been said and done.
Condition: More than a little sore
Condition: Still a bit anxious; +1 Special Attack
Rain Dance- (Ducklett -9% Energy; Rain is in effect)
Charge Beam- (Rolled 21/100, 80 or less to hit; rolled 1/10, 7 or less for stat boost; Chansey -7% Energy; Ducklett -9% HP)
Water Pulse- (Ducklett -6% Energy; Chansey -2% HP)
Shock Wave- (Chansey -9% Energy; Ducklett -12% HP)
I assume that where it say “Status problem” in the restrictions, it means that they are not in effect. Therefore, there is no roll for confusion on Water Pulse
It is raining. Because Face said he wanted the rain to disturb Chansey’s sight, it costs an extra 2% Energy and decreases the accuracy of Chansey’s moves by 10.
3 Pokémon remaining
3 Pokémon remaining