The misty weather that covered Route 29 suited the type of pokemon that was up to no good an wanted to use the power of mother nature to its advantage, that was in fact exactly what a certain Spearow was doing. Spearow had been carefully scanning the route as if it were on the lookout for something or someone, was the tiny bird pokemon on some sort of covert mission? Sitting high up on the branch of a tree that was off to the side of the often travelled dirt path that separated New Bark Town from Cherrygrove City, the very small avian noticed a mousy brown haired human being with his partner pokemon. The tiny bird pokemon couldn't stand human beings and the orders they gave to pokemon and so it dove from its lookout spot towards the human!
Mother nature was a strange beast. She changed at the drop of a hat. Where you expected sunshine, there might be a dense fog and thick clouds to block out the sun. While pulling out the umbrella and opening it up for the downpour you spotted mere minutes ago, the clouds might have broken up and let the sun shine through to the inhabitants below. You couldn’t rely on the weather, though you might try to predict it, and you couldn’t guarantee that you would nail it down all of the time. The fog that hung over the land slowly dissipated into a fine mist. Although the young teenage lad may have otherwise predicted the suspended droplets of liquids that clung in the atmosphere and hovered all around them, he was otherwise surprised.
A strange visitor dived at them from the skies above. Zaiden’s quick reflexes could only cause the boy to stumble backwards on his feet, sneakers slipping and sliding on the grassy ground underneath him, to fall on his rear. How strange that even now, the young mousy-brown haired lad was still able to find the rather aggressive side of mother nature scary and intimidating. The small blue turtle with his thick, hard brown carapace, soft cream plastron and thick white ridge that formed his shell narrowed his eyes down upon his newfound enemy. The water turtle narrowed his reddish-brown eyes down upon the flighty brown feathered avian and scowled as he prepared for the oncoming battle.
Lóngguī dug his feet into the soft grassy earth and balled his fists as he stood defensively. He had barely gotten to know his new trainer, but already the small aquatic Pokemon wasn’t ready to ease up and let this strange bird dive in for an assault. It was Lóngguī’s sworn duty to protect his trainer at all costs. “Return from the flaming pits you flew out of, vile beast!” The bright blue turtle roared angrily, giving the Spearow a single opportunity to gather itself and take off through the trees to some great unknown destination that had nothing to do with them.
When this did not work, Lóngguī’s mouth puffed up as water filled the inside of his lips. When he could no longer hold the wet sprays back, the turtle fired the powerful blast at the bird, aiming to hit it in its chest and hopefully knock it out of the skies. Though truthfully, if he could land it anywhere, then anywhere to get the bird to change its course would work for the blue turtle. “If you must fight, then your battle is with me. It shall not be with my trainer, who has done nothing to warrant such unwanted aggression, vile beast!” He warned and huffed at the top of his lungs. Zaiden’s eyes shimmered as he smiled softly, realizing how quick Lóngguī was to react to him.
OOC: Lóngguī uses Water Gun. Updating his "Water" move to the appropriate "Water Gun" he should know.
The Spearow made a territorial rumbling sound, so close Zaiden could feel the beats of its wings. The mist was no matter to this predator: its sharp eyes landed on Longgui even before the Squirtle could loudly retaliate. The Spearow picked up speed and flew at Longgui to bash it between the eyes with its beak. Longgui caught it off-guard: his Water Gun landed like a shotgun spray and Spearow went hurtling to the ground.
Wild Encounter Weather: Mist [no stat drops]
[attr="class","qkt-wild-pkmn"] SpearowLV 6 HP 59% [13/22]
[attr="class","qkt-trainer-pkmn"] LongguiLV 5 HP 70% [14/20]
The bright blue turtle narrowed his eyes down on the brown feathered avian and its bright pink wings. They tussled, two invincible forces facing off against one another. The Squirtle’s eyes narrowed down as his head craned up towards the heavens above and he watched the short-winged bird dart through the long branches and thick plumage of leaves in the canopy above. “Humans are a stain on this world!” It cawed loudly, flitting through the overgrowth in the canopy. “I will not let an enemy – foreign or familiar – harm a hair on my trainer’s head!” The fluffy-tailed turtle warned his opponent.
Lóngguī personally hated this bird. He hated everything that the wild avian stood for from the moment it dared to try and hurt its trainer. When the feathery insurgent sped around a large oak tree to dash down and nearly scrape the top of his trainer’s head – plucking away a few strands of Zaiden’s bright mousy-brown hair as a warning – the Squirtle growled angrily and tried to scale Zaiden’s leg to get after the agitator. Zaiden jumped back. Both the shock of the feathery sky tyrant and the rambunctious energy of his bright blue water turtle was a lot to deal with. Particularly, the feathery brown bird reminded the trainer all too well why his eyes should never falter from the fight.
The chocolate brown eyed trainer rubbed the top of his head defensively and craned his head up to stay focused on the wild bird. Lóngguī roared at the top of his lungs as he balled his stubby hands into tiny fists and waved them about sporadically. “FACE ME, you coward! Your fight is not with my human. ‘Tis with me! Have you no morals or common decency?!” He barked at the top of his lungs and began firing heavy shots of water in different directions as he aimed to try to knock the bird out of the skies once more.
Zaiden watched carefully. He was a bird disturbed and impressed by his Squirtle’s battling prowess. There was still a lot that this seemingly bold Pokemon needed to learn, but some of it may be a process of Zaiden growing with his Pokemon just as much as it meant teaching them. Still, Zaiden pulled a book out of his backpack and lifted it over his head defensively as the young teenager scanned the trees carefully for their avian aggressor.
Spearow wobbled on their legs but they were able to take to the skies again at the peak of Longgui's fuss. Immediately, they dove at the Squirtle to nick him again on the head. Longgui struck again with a spray of water that sent the Spearow flapping up higher with an angry squawk.
Wild Encounter Weather: Mist [no stat drops]
[attr="class","qkt-wild-pkmn"] SpearowLV 6 HP 32% [7/22]
[attr="class","qkt-trainer-pkmn"] LongguiLV 5 HP 40% [8/20]
The two powerful creatures seemed locked in a battle of sky verses ocean. The quiet teenager studied his Pokemon carefully. Both combatants were wearing thin. It was an evenly matched game where either of the contestants could claw their way out to the top of the pile. The question remained as a quiet and soft reminder in the back of the brown-eyed boy’s mind. Should he dig out one of his healing potions and gently mist his battler down with its wondrous liquids, or quietly allow his Pokemon to fight another round? Zaiden was unsure how many rounds Lóngguī would last on his own.
I could switch him out to give him some rest. The teen threw up his hands when the wild bird came swooping near him again. He waved them dramatically in the air to fend off the avian and its sharp talons. Zaiden would duck out of the way, trying to avoid the bird who seemed bent on attacking the trainer as though it had some sort of personal vendetta against the young lad. Wild Pokemon can be dangerous! I wonder if I had brought Hageshii with me if he would have been able to speak and reason to this Pokemon?! He mused quietly to himself.
Lóngguī stared at the feathered opponent with narrowed eyes. His face held a determined frown as he tempered his own emotions. The bright blue turtle knew that he needed to be careful of this dangerous avian. When his trainer whistled to get his attention, the Squirtle turned and saw the mousy-brown haired lad cupping his hands defensively over his head and pulling himself in as though to mimick some strange, cryptic message. If it was a formal move ordered, the turtle would directly disobey for lack of knowledge and instead carry on with his current move set.
Another powerful blast of water escaped the soft-shelled Pokemon’s mouth as he fired the jet of liquids after the soaring aversary. “What’s the matter?!” A loud caw caused the scowl to solidify and tighten on Lóngguī’s face. “Can’t reach me?! Look at you getting all tuckered out!” Lóngguī wanted to rip the feathers out of the bird, plucking them out one-by-one until there was nothing more than a bald Pokemon left below. “I warn you a final time. Leave my trainer alone!” The turtle’s words shot through the air as though magnified by an invisible speaker. This bird was slowly crawling underneath the blue water Pokemon’s soft skin and may unwittingly find his thorns ever sharp and ready to pierce its beak. At least, if Lóngguī had any say about it.
The spearow didn't seem to be turned off at all by Longgui's warnings and it dived at him again and this time the peck hurt! He collapsed but refused to leave his trainer be without protection, he forced himself back up and managed another shot of water at the bird. It hit it midair and knocked it out of balance, then it plummeled to the ground. It landed with a thud but only lay still in a heartbeat before it rolled to its feet and flapped away unsteadily.
Wild Encounter Weather: Mist [no stat drops]
[attr="class","qkt-wild-pkmn"] SpearowLV 6 HP 0% [0/22]
[attr="class","qkt-trainer-pkmn"] LongguiLV 5 HP 5% [1/20]
Spearow [Keen Eye]: Normal Longgui [Torrent]: Normal
SP15 Spearow used Peck! SP10 Longgui used Water Gun!
Longgui won his first battle and grows +3 levels to [LV 8]! He learns Withdraw!
Post by Caramell 🍬 on Oct 15, 2021 22:06:35 GMT 11
ZAIDEN KABILAAspiring Champion
Bike Mode: ON | Time: Day
Lóngguī puffed out his chest. The yellow plastron of his shell expanded as the small turtle inhaled a deep puff of air. He was proud of his latest victory. Lóngguī delighted in the fact that he had successfully protected his trainer – as any good Pokémon should – though the laborious intent had taken a serious toll on his body. The small testudine heaved, pulling in deep breaths of air as he steadied himself. Zaiden reached out to his side and tapped the Pokéball of his Scatterbug, rejoining Promise to the group. “You look so...weak. What happened?!” The black larva rushed over to the blue soft-shelled Pokémon with widened eyes.
Lóngguī tilted his head quizzically and turned to stare down at black caterpillar. Was one of his partners worried about him? He puffed up bravely and stared off in the direction that the Spearow had soared off in. Lóngguī shook his head and remarked, “It was a tough and arduous battle, but I protected our trainer.” He remarked happily. Zaiden turned on his heels, facing northeastward with his feathery green companion clinging tightly to his shoulders. The short-haired lad reached up and gently scratched his Natu on her chin just underneath her thick yellow beak. She smiled, puffing up her feathers, and pressed ever closer to the teenager’s neck.
Lóngguī studied his trainer as Zaiden continued down the route. Curious, he stood for a moment with Promise close to his side before the small black worm-like Pokémon began scooting after their trainer along the route. A bushy-tailed brown rabbit with large, dark brown ears came bounding behind them. Baunsu pushed past Lóngguī as he followed closely behind Zaiden and the other Pokémon. He was still skittish – reserved and nervous about the new Pokémon and the new team he had been combined with. Would it really be all that bad in the long run? “You’re coming with us, aren’t you?” He stopped momentarily to cast a wary glance towards Lóngguī. The bright green lizard with his bright red belly walked up to Lóngguī from behind and placed a solitary hand on the blue turtle’s shoulders.
“You did really good out there. We better keep up with our trainer, though. Come on.” He encouraged the other Pokémon. The water-type thought it over for a brief second before nodding and following close behind his other companions. He had worked and fought a difficult battle, and though he received some praise it felt weird how they were just picking up and carrying on where they left off. Perhaps, this was part of the grant scheme of things – simply how life itself was set up? “I defended our trainer’s life.” Lóngguī corrected Yamori as he caught up with the other Pokémon.
The bright green lizard cast a sideways glance to the bushy-tailed turtle with a soft smile. So Lóngguī felt like Zaiden could have been seriously hurt by the wild avian? That was plausible. Their trainer was an odd sort for sure, carrying on with strange hand gestures that he would teach each of them for their commands. Who chose to battle in such a way when you could simply instruct the other Pokémon with a command of your voice? It would seem they all had something to learn about each other. “You were very brave.” Yamori added on with a smile, wondering if it was some sort of extra praise that Lóngguī may have been hunting for. Though, the way the blue turtle accepted it silently and carried on with his team, Yamori wasn’t quite so positive. First battles were often setting stones for some Pokémon, especially their first battle with their trainers.
After fending the Spearow off, it would take a while for another Pokemon to tread lightly in Zaiden's team's direction. Poochyena weren't especially known for wariness, however. This one slunk out of the forest overgrowth with a nasty look on its face, caught the scent of foreign Pokemon, and took on a defensive stance.
Post by Caramell 🍬 on Oct 17, 2021 11:22:21 GMT 11
ZAIDEN KABILAAspiring Champion
Bike Mode: ON | Time: Day
The sounds of a snarling and yapping canine caught the young teenager by surprise. Zaiden froze in his tracks. He scanned the area carefully through brown eyes whose gaze were widened with anticipation and fear. Something was approaching them, though the dishwasher blonde-haired teen couldn’t quite tell what it was. Tall shrubs rustled as their branches swayed and shook. Whatever it was seemed to be in hot pursuit of Zaiden and his troupe. His legs began to shake as he stepped backward and half thought to turn tail and flee in the opposite direction. Then, a shaggy dark grey canid creature slowly broke through the overgrowth of the forest with raised haunches, a lowered head, and pinned ears as it snarled at them.
Saliva dripped from the canine's teeth as its voice beckoned for the troupe to turn around and retreat in the direction they had come from. Part of Zaiden wanted to oblige this frenzied-looking mongrel as he felt the urge to run at the top of his speed mount within his body. Were there more of this Pokemon? Did it run inside of a pack, whose members were waiting on the edges to pick Zaiden off one-by-one. The aquatic blue turtle hopped in front of Zaiden and crossed his arms over his chest defensively and slowly Zaiden’s mind came back into focus.
As the small green feathered bird pressed up against his neck and chirped warily into his ears, Zaiden slowly calmed himself down. His chocolate brown eyes searched from one team member to the other and a smile crept over his face. He wasn’t alone. Even though most of his team members were new, he knew that together they could handle this single challenger. Zaiden pulled in a deep breath of air and channeled it as he slowly released in on his exhale. He just needed to pick the best one for the fight.
Baunsu cowered behind Zaiden and clung to the lanky lad’s dark denim jeans with his stubby, thick and furry brown arms as he shook and shivered behind Zaiden’s feet. There was no use in sending his timid rabbit out to fight this snarling monstrosity. No doubt that with one bite, Baunsu would turn tail and immediately retreat as far away as he possibly could to keep himself out of harm’s way. Ray was a strange bird, though she was very pretty with her exotic appearance. He couldn’t ever seem to make her out fully, and didn’t know how timid she would be in a fight.
Then there was Yuki. The furry brown pig with her dark brown stripes struck Zaiden differently. In their training, she came off as somewhat lazy as though battling just wasn’t her passion. How would she fair against an opponent whose ambition was to possibly tear her limb from limb? What if she wasn’t quite ready for such an imposing challenge? That left his brave blue turtle, Lóngguī, and his bright green lizard, Yamori. Yamori always seemed to hold his composure when the going got rough, whereas Lóngguī had already proven that a difficult opponent would easily ruffle his shell.
As Zaiden mulled over the different possibilities, something wholly unique popped up inside of his brain! He pulled his bag to the front of him after gesturing to his small black larva to face the snarling opponent. The bright and happy-go-lucky caterpillar crawled forward though part of her was a bit scared and nervous facing such a deadly foe. “H-hey. I’m Pro-omise. We d-don't me-ean you an-ny harm!” She tried to greet the other Pokemon with a wave of one of her tiny buggy legs. Zaiden pulled out a small blue ball with bright yellow stripes and tossed it at the Poochyena with the click of a button.
OOC: Sending out Promise and using a Quick Ball. Already self-updated.
Anticipation dug underneath Zaiden’s skin as his soft brown eyes stayed glued on the blue-and-yellow orb. It shook on the ground, causing the tall green grasses to sway and rustle in different directions. For a brief moment, the young teenager wondered silently to himself if the Quick Ball would successfully capture the small, shaggy grey canine. What would happen if the Poochyena struggled and fought his way back to the waking world around itself, dismantling one of Zaiden’s few precious Quick Balls into bits as it broke free? He bit his lower lip and left his arms to lay dormant at his side.
A soft ding clarified Zaiden’s growing concerns. His face lit up with a soft smile and he slowly trotted up to pick the Quick Ball up in his hands. He marveled at its contraption and thought back to his brief encounter with a salesman that explained the wonders of the Quick Ball with hyper enthusiasm. “The Quick Ball is for the trainer on the go! Ever find yourself wonderin’ why ya gotta go round-and-round with that prized Pokemon you wanna catch? Wonder no more! With the click of a button and a quick toss, the Quick Ball snaps ‘em all up in a jiffy! Just remember though – it's only good before you make your first battle move. If ya fight first, she’s as good as any other plain ole’ run-of-the-mill Pokeball!”
Staring at the blue-and-yellow orb as it started to glow inside of his beige palms, the young teen smiled and sighed in relief. The salesman had seemingly steered him in the right direction. Thought Promise never needed to land a single hit on the Poochyena, the Quick Ball had easily swallowed the small grey canine up and imprisoned it easily within the device. The Quick Ball disappeared within an instance as it teleported off to the lab. Be safe young Haiena. He thought to himself with a soft sigh of relief and a firm nod of his head.
A bright glow caught his eye. Zaiden spun around in strange wonderment as he found his usually perky black caterpillar glowing with a strong, bright light. Its long, slender body began to mold and shift underneath the light. The base of the Pokemon widened out into a thick, white fur decorated in small red, black, and yellow splotches. As the light died down and the new cocooned Pokemon took form, Promise turned her new, large round head in different directions. Large brown eyes studied each of her team mates and she cooed joyously as she jumped and bounced around. “Look at me, look at me!” Promised laughed, excited by her own evolution. “I’m a Spewpa! Wow!”
Each of her team members walked up to her and congratulated her. From Ray who instead chirped her appreciation of her teammate’s new form from the comfort of Zaiden’s shoulders, to Yamori who placed a hand on Spewpa’s ‘shoulder’ and gave her a firm thumb’s up with his free hand. “That’s from battling fiercely and bravely, and never letting the battle get the best of you.” He reassured her, confident that it had to be evident of her hard work and battling prowess. Zaiden whistled, catching their attention. He pointed in the direction of a thick patch of overgrown shrubs and entangled bushes. They dived into the bush and clawed their way deeper into the forest. After some time, Zaiden stumbled upon a moderately sized riverbank. “This is the perfect time to try my skill at fishing!”
And ten attempts at putting the bait on the hook correctly and casting his reel, he would finally manage to land it in the water. Let’s not try to count the number of times his line ensnared itself on a tree branch or anywhere other than the water’s edge...
OOC: Zaiden is tryna reel in the catch of the day! Self-Updating Poochyena's new code & Promise's evolution. Also note she learns Protect from evolution & gets the Ability Shed Skin from evolution.
The art of fishing was a sport best enjoyed for those with patience. The young teen watched in mild amusement as the line weaved and bobbed with the gentle rolling of the river’s current. Time seemed to stretch on forever, turning seconds into minutes and minutes into hours. In what felt like a lifetime away, the short-haired lad’s bobber began to dance and bounce on the top of the water’s edge. Zaiden began to reel in his catch almost immediately, fighting against the hidden creature as he struggled to pull it ashore with great effort. It felt like a mighty Gyarados with the way it fought and struggled against the young teen, nearly dragging him out into the water’s edge with it!
With one final heave and a powerful yank with the line, Zaiden would pull the floundering fish up onto the shoreline and stare at the flapping weakling with disturbed amazement. A...Magikarp? They were known to be one of the weakest fish to catch, yet this one had fought him as though it meant to capsize a whole boat in the sea itself. Zaiden had to dig his feet into the ground and fight back as the taut line pulled and struggled against his own strength to steal off with his line. Yet, here the bright orange-red fish with its large yellow dorsal and pectoral fins lay, flip-flopping all about on the dusty ground.
It’s not much of a catch... The novice fishermen thought to himself and scratched the back of his head. But Magikarp are able to evolve into powerful Gyarados, with the right training. A water type Pokemon would be an easy target for his leafy green lizard. The scaly green reptile with his bright red underbelly hopped forward and prepared to take the Pokemon head on. “I am prepared to take you on in battle, floppy fish.”
But Zaiden shook his head instead. He placed one of his hands on the small bipedal reptile’s shoulders. Yamori glanced up with wide, quizzical golden-yellow eyes as he studied Zaiden’s silently shaking. Yamori tilted his head to the side in confusion. He had the natural advantage over this water-typed foe, did he not? What would be a better match against the floundering fish that to throw a grass type Pokemon out into the field? “I can make quick work of this fish, and we can be on our way!” The small lizard protested, though to no avail.
Zaiden turned to the shaggy ice-and-ground type pig with her dark brown stripes and nodded towards the scaly red fish instead. Yamori reluctantly stepped out of the way with his arms crossed firmly over his shoulders. Yuki had an inherent weakness to water and water Pokemon. The small green grassy lizard simply could not understand Zaiden’s reasoning behind selecting Yuki to battle the other Pokemon, especially if he knew what he was doing as a trainer and truly cared about them. But Yamori stepped out of the way as instructed and sulked over near a tree, where he planted his rump firmly on the ground and sat.
Yuki leapt out in front timidly and shook a little from the thought of fighting. “Aren’t there other ways to handle conflicts? Do we have to battle each other so needlessly?” Yuki’s eyes widened to show their dark, almost black irises as she stared up at her trainer pleadingly. Zaiden signaled for her to Tackle with his hands. The starving artist slowly spun back around to face the orange-red fish as she shook and trembled. “You don’t want to fight, do you?” But the Fish huffed and laughed, “I can take you out with one mighty slap of my tail!”