Got to battle them all! (closed0
Heh... Six badges down, 2 more to go. Were a two man wrecking crew, eh Lucario?
Carson looked down with a smirk to his partner. His first ever pokemon, riolu, had evolved into a full fledged Lucario only weeks ago. They had been together for over 3 long grueling months. Beating other pokemon bloody until either one passed out. Both of them were a little rugged looking, having had little time for relaxation, both with a burning passion to make it to the top. A passion that would make Ash Ketchum a ketchump. Around Carson's belt were 5 other pokeballs strapped tightly so they did not fall away. Inside were his prized collection of pokemon. Of course, they were friends too, but they received no different a treatment then the Lucario. Of course, none of them would mind. They always partied after a victory, so hard it hurt for a week.
What do you say we hit up the battle tower in this region and see what kind of trainers were put against? I'm dying to try out some new tricks, and some random suckers, I mean trainers would be just the ticket to dish out some punishment on. Besides, we may encounter some pokemon we haven't fought before. We might learn a thing or two for our next big gym fight.
Lucario stroke a pose, pumped up and ready to go. The pokeballs on Carson's belt shook as the pokemon inside agreed. Their excitement coming fourth into the material world. This only made the trainer's hair stand on end as a static shock of excitement ran up his spine. Nothing was more fun that a challenge, one where they might finally be defeated. He felt like he could take on the final four single handed.
Then it is settled. There is no time to waste, let is break down this tower one victory at a time!
The group made their way to the tower after some time was spent preparing. There were so many floors and so many trainers they had to battle on their way up. So many trainers looking for a battle, Carson was just itching to find the right one.
"Oh, she said guide!"
Skylar stopped in the middle of the hallway, pinched the upper part of her nose and squeezed her eyes shut. A disappointed sigh followed as she was getting tired of her own mistakes. Simply getting to the Battle Tower had been a gong show, and with her constant dropping of 'the ball' today, she was beginning to doubt her mindset for the coming battles.
"I know, I know" she said, opening her eyes and smiling down at the creature nuzzling her leg. "We're ready to at least try."
Umbreon blinked its crimson eyes, then gave the trainer a little nudge with its nose. The sound the Pokemon made deep in its throat told Skylar it wasn't quite happy with her response. Taking a seat in front of its trainer, it seemed Umbreon wasn't going to move until she rephrased it.
"W-well, you know what I mean!" Skylar argued, then tried to step passed her Pokemon. Umbreon stood and stretched its sleek black body to block her path, but its ears twitched as it heard someone approaching. "What, is someone coming? Come on, let's hide in here."
The two of them unknowingly headed into one of the battle rooms. Though Umbreon had immediately scampered after its trainer, it couldn't help but make a face at the word "hide". They had come to battle after all.
Someone definitely was coming alright. A voice crept closer and closer until it was in the same room with the pair. The lights flickered brighter and the door seemed to shut. There stood a tall man with green hair, a hawaiian shirt and pants to match. Beside him stood a Lucario, all pumped up and ready to go. The two were really pumped up unlike the persons in the room with them, still reeling after a recent victory over a gym leader. His badges had been pinned to his belt for all to see, 6 of them at the moment. Carson looked around, wondering who his battle partner might be. Since there was only a bare floor within the room and a projection monitor to create a false background, it was rather easy for him to find his opponent. A female with what seemed to be a pokemon he had never seen before.
Oh, what's this? Gonna have to consult the pokedex.
Before any introductions or anything like a normal trainer battle would have, he checked the id with a smirk. It read Umbreon. He shrugged and looked down at his Lucario.
Ready to go buddy? I sure am!
Carson looked to the girl and grinned before bowing slightly.
I challenge you to a pokemon duel. If you agree, please choose one of the backgrounds for us to battle on.
Skylar froze up when the lights came on. She and Umbreon had blended into the darkness so well, what with Umbreon's black fur and her black hoodie. The strands of dark purple hair that partially covered half her face further helped, but all of this only made them stand out more in the brightly lit room.
One of the hands she had hidden in her pockets came out, and Skylar tried a small wave to seem less suspicious, then opened her mouth to say whatever greeting came to mind first. It seemed the new addition to the room wasn't interested in her at all though, but instead her Umbreon. Lowering her hand, she turned her gaze to the machine the man held. As per usual, she wished she was one of the lucky trainers to recieve one of the digital encyclopedia's that were growing in popularity, but for this reason and that, she didn't have one. Instead, she relied on research, and memory. The old fashioned way. Probably.
Umbreon stood at full alert. Whether or not the man or his Pokemon seemed threatening, the little creature appeared ready to defend its trainer at a moments notice. Skylar seemed more lost than concerned, though, and just waited to be kicked out the way kids liked her always did when they were found somewhere they weren't suppose to be. Instead, the challenge was issued.
"You wanna battle?" Skylar asked with a slight smirk. She was suddenly filled with both nervousness and excitement. "Well, sure, but.. what the hell do you mean by choosing a background?"
You see that projection monitor above us?
He looked up then pointed at it, before giving it a command which would show the different backgrounds. A snow mountain, a desert biome with cactus. An open rocky outcrop in the middle of the forest near a lake. A lava pit, and many other backgrounds a player could choose for their battles.
Simple state what kind you want the the floor and walls around us will become what we choose. Battling in an epic backdrop always makes it more exciting... By the way, the names Carson. Since you accepted, I wish you the best of luck.
Carson's Lucario looked to the umbreon. He wasn't trying to be intimidating, however he was full of excitement and it might came across like he was showing off with his posture. Both he and Carson were waiting for their opponent to make a choice. Once she made a choice, if she was the one to choose, the background would lock in, and a robotic voice would call out to them "battle start". That would be where the two would choose their combatants and begin. By letting her choose, he also let her go first.
Skylar's eyes followed to where Carson was pointing. She considered the choices for a moment, and though she shook her head, she'd made her decision.
"You're either really generous or extremely coc-..confident to let me try for a field advantage, but since I don't know what sort of Pokemon you use, I don't want this stupid thing backfiring on me. You might be disappointed, but..."
Skylar chose a rather generic setting for their battle, or so she thought at first. It was an oval shaped arena where one third of the field, a portion down the center, was covered with a particularly fine sand. The other two thirds were wooden planks held together by metal strips, looking like barrels that had been flattened out. Stone statues of legendary Pokemon would watch the scene unfold from the ranks. Above them, the sun shone gently as though they were truly outside, but they would soon find the day passing quickly, giving the illusion they were battling for hours.
"Right?!" Skylar shouted excitedly, anticipating Carson saying something about the incredible technology, but unable to hold out until he actually did. She hated herself for showing her bubbly side, but the teenager couldn't hide her excitement. She wasn't a big city trainer who was used to such spectacles.
"Alright" she said, getting a grip on herself, and producing a single miniature Pokeball from the pocket of her hoodie. Pressing the button on its front with her thumb, she converted it to full size, then began balancing it on one finger. "You may not be using that fighting type to start, but just in case.. Go, Espeon!"
Skylar tossed the pokeball a few feet in front of her. When it opened, Espeon appeared standing on its dainty paws, ready for battle. Though it seemed to purr, the sound also gave warning that it was ready to fight.
Works for me! Lets get it ooooon!
Carson grinned as the girl made her battle ground choice. He was fine with that. It suited their needs perfectly. Nothing like excitement from feeling you might get knocked off if you're not careful. Lucario beside him was ecstatic. He couldn't wait to see how this would go, and they didn't have to wait long. Shortly after, the trainer had made her choice an summoned an Espeon. The Lucario beside him was making gestures in a teasing manner. He was going to be disappointed though as Carson grabbed a ball from his belt and tossed it.
Sorry Lucario, you'll have a chance soon enough. For now, go Aegislash! Slice'm and Dice'm buddy!
The Aegislash made a weird noise as it left the pokeball, edges sharp, shield tough, ready for this fight. This pokemon was a steel/ghost type. It was one the best one suited for this match up at the moment. The Aegislash took a assault stance, and immediately after Carson called out his first move. "Shadow Sneak" A ghost type move that extends the users shadow forward and behind the target attacking from behind with the shadow. The move was special, it had the ability that allowed it to always happen first.
Give them no quarter, show them no mercy, take from them and give them only pain Aegislash!
Skylar knew exactly why Carson had chosen the Pokemon he did. It was the perfect choice to counter her Espeon's strengths, but she didn't have time to get upset about it. Espeon was in danger, and awaiting her directions to avoid harm; but there was little she could do against a priority move such as Shadow Sneak.
"Brace yourself, Espeon! You can take it!"
Hardly a physically impressive specimen, Espeon looked like a Pokemon that could be taken off its feet quite easily, but it did what it could to prepare for impact from a move type it was weak against.
"Then counter with Shadow Ball!"
Skylar shouted her command with a grin. Her Espeon had already been prepared to deal with this type of threat by being taught a move it didn't naturally learn on its own. Shadow Sneak found its mark, and though Espeon wavered, it didn't fall. Immediately the Pokemon lifted and threw its head in its opponents direction. In front of its wide open mouth, a shadowy blob had formed which was then hurled toward Aegislash.
They did not expect such a quick retaliation. For them to get hit with that and not flinch was amazing. It just meant he was in for a challenge and that the trainer wasn't a weakling like she looked. This caused a big smirk to form as he demanded his Aegislash to dodge. It wasn't quite fast enough as the ball grazed into the side of aegislash doing damage and lowering it's special def by a bit. It felt a bit dizzy nearly falling over, being hit by such a strong attack but refused to back down, just like the espeon. He got back up, ready to go, waiting for the next command. Carson was proud, and knew this had to be a fight to the finish, no other way.
Alright Aegislash. Let's show them a little trick we learned for situations just like this! Use Aerial Ace!
Aegislash jumped into the air and darted left and right very fast trying to confuse and disorientate the opponent before diving in for the attack, slashing with its sword as hard as it could hoping to catch it off guard and get some damage off maybe put it to its knees. Carson knew the risks of getting in close but Aegislash was built for combat. He had faith that he would do just fine against this espeon.
"Heh"... You're more of a challenge then the first 3 gym leaders I fought. Don't disappoint me!
(Arrogant ass isn't he?)
Skylar brought her hand to her mouth and bit the skin of her index finger till it hurt when Shadow Ball was dodged. She wondered if she'd hoped for too much at that range until she noticed Aegislash hadn't come out of the exchange unscathed. So long as Espeon wasn't disheartened, they were still in this.
When Carson announced the 'little trick' he and his partner had for 'situations just like this', Skylar felt a chill run down her spine. She worried for her fragile looking Pokemon, but found her courage when she realized the trick was nothing they couldn't handle.
"He picked the wrong opponent to use a move like that on, right, Espeon?"
Espeon didn't reply, as it seemed too busy trying to focus on its opponents movements. It stood still, purple eyes unblinking, and remained stiff as a board until Aegislash made its move. That was when Espeon's forked tail quivered slightly.
Several more blobs of energy were created in front of Espeon, and flanking it as well. These were masses of thick light blue, blue and purple energy that surrounded it like a barrier. Normally this attack was launched toward the enemy, but without the time to do so, it was instead set up for Aegislash to run right into them. Skylar only hoped her knowledge was accurate, that while Aegislash was attacking its defense was rather low, because the collision would result in a small explosion that would also harm Espeon. It was a risk the trainer believed she had to take.
Last edited by Yatsu; 3 Weeks Ago at 07:09 AM.