Whitney had left the gym for a few days to go to a meeting being held at the Indigo Plateu and had left Romeert in charge of looking after the gym. Of course, he closed the Gym since there was no Gym Leader, but a challenger still came. benmac arrived from Azalea Town soon after Whitney left and quickly challenged Romeert to a battle. The normal-type trainer accepted the challenge and they met in the gym, each bringing one pokémon with them.
Romeert brought his Smeargle, Sketchy, to the battle, hoping to get him some new moves to sketch. The dog-like pokémon looked around bemusedly, waiting for the battle to begin. His opponent decided to send out a Scizor, who stood proudly in the middle of the arena and clicked his claws eagerly.
[Sketchy] Smeargle (M)
Condition: Hoping to get some good moves
Condition: It’s clobberin’ time
Moves: Brick Break
~ Brick Break
Sketchy knew that it was important for him to pick up new moves from this battle, but he didn’t want to spend too much time on the receiving end of them. He dived behind one of the nearest boxes, hoping that it would protect him from any attacks by his opponent.
Scizor only smiled and started to run towards the box. His claw began to glow with a bright, white light as he approached it and his target, and he lashed out at the box. The energy he had put into his claw reached out, ripping the box apart, and the claw connected easily with its target. However, the box had taken a good deal of power out of the attack, and the arena was not one which favoured fighting-types anyway.
However, Sketchy needed to find some new moves, so he held out his tail, absorbing the residual energy from his opponent’s last attack. He went over exactly what he had done and built up a picture of how it could be repeated. After a few seconds, the Smeargle knew exactly how to reproduce that attack whenever he needed to.
And Scizor could do it again too, and was eager to show it. He channelled energy into his right claw and dashed forwards towards Sketchy, who had no protection this time. The steel claw smashed into the Smeargle’s left hand side, giving a sickening crunch as it connected. The painting monkey was knocked several feet backwards and into a box. He quickly got himself back up and glared at Scizor angrily; he had been hurt quite badly. He would need to pull something out of the bag if he was going to defend the honour of his gym.
[Sketchy] Smeargle (M)
Condition: That hurt; Knows Brick Break
Condition: I can do so much better than that
Dodge- (Smeargle -2% Energy)
Brick Break- (Scizor -10% Energy; Smeargle -9% HP)
Sketch- (Smearlge -10% Energy, learns Brick Break)
Brick Break- (Scizor -10% Energy; Smeargle -18% HP)
One of the boxes has been destroyed