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Old 09-22-2015, 09:41 AM   #384
Missingno. Master
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Keith entered the Cable Club with a grin on his face, and not without reason. The Fizzytopia region wasn't one of the better-known parts of the Pokémon world, but one thing it was known for was the discovery of new and unusual Pokémon moves, notably ones which were learnable by absolutely any and every species of Pokémon. Naturally, such moves were of interest to Keith, and rightly so- Fire attacks that could be taught even to Bug-types, or Water-types, or Ice-types. Blasts of molten chocolate. Icy particles that seep into the enemy's brain and screw with their mind. The list went on and on, with all manner of useful attacks.

Coming into the Cable Club behind Keith was a Drapion, with a small Weedle riding atop. This arrangement was perfectly OK with Hermione, whose boyfriend was the very Drapion she was riding atop. The two of them had been in love since Scorpius was but a Skorupi, and the now-drastic size difference between the two had done nothing to impact their feelings for each other. But that wasn't the only reason Hermione was happy to be here- no, she had accompanied Keith for this trade for a very good reason. Hermione was of the opinion that Weedle were viable Pokémon in their own right, and was never too pleased with how Trainers would just rush to evolve their Weedle into Beedrill. Of course, she could forgive Keith for doing so with Melittin since he was still willing as ever to work with her, but getting back to her point, it was her goal to become one of the strongest Pokémon on the team. And this entailed, in part, learning new attacks. Of course, her being a Weedle, this didn't exactly come easily. Which was where the moves discovered in the Fizzytopia region came in handy. Any Pokémon could learn those, and Weedle were no exception.

Keith reached the trade machine, already pulling a huge wad of cash out of his wallet. This was gonna cost him, but he knew it'd be worth it. At the other end of the machine, he could see Levin Sanders, a Trainer who had been making something of a name for himself as of late, piling all sorts of unusual items onto the machine. And once the switch was thrown, the money changed places with the items. Hermione crawled down onto the floor, looking up excitedly at the items before her. First, Scorpius reached into the pile and pulled out two glass cases, each containing a glass rose- one red, one black, and, blushing slightly, set them down before the Weedle. Hermione looked up lovingly at Scorpius, before turning to the roses. She knew how to activate these. A Shadowy aura came over her Claw-shaped tail stinger, and she swung it into the glass cases, slicing through them like butter. As the glass cases shattered, so too did the roses within, the petals dissolving into red and black particles of energy. These particles floated through the air and circled Hermione's head for a moment before being absorbed into the Weedle.

*Hermione learned Thorns!*

*Hermione learned Fatal Attraction!*

Next up was the Golden Fiddle. Keith had used this one before as well as the Magical Red Glass Rose, both on Hebenon, his Qwilfish, so he knew what he had to do here. Motioning for Scorpius to back away (lest the move get taught to him by accident), he started to play the fiddle. And though he knew nothing of how to play the fiddle, the fiddle seemed to be handling that. It felt to Keith as though some sinister force was guiding his hand, causing the fiddle to play a haunting melody. Visible black music notes started to come out of the fiddle, and floated into Hermione's body, and at last, the odd force stopped guiding Keith's hand, even though the song didn't sound finished.

*Hermione learned Unfinished Symphony!*

The next item, Keith regarded very warily. The Merciless Pepper of Quetzlzacatenango- until several years ago, he always just thought it was some fictional hot pepper made up for a Simpsons episode, but no, it was all too real. Severus, his Dustox, had eaten one of them before, and he knew from that that what that pepper had caused Homer Simpson to experience was no exaggeration. "Hermione, you sure you want to do this one?" Keith asked his Weedle. "Severus can tell you, that's no picnic."

"Weedle. Weedle Weedle," Hermione nodded determinedly. She crawled over to the vicious-looking pepper. She could feel the heat radiating from it, as though every centimeter of its surface was equal to a thousand Tamato Berries. She regarded it warily for a moment, and then, gathering up a tremendous amount of courage, ate the whole thing in three bites.

Keith looked on- it seemed as though Hermione's hallucinations started instantly. She wasn't moving, but she seemed scared, as though she was reminding herself that what she was seeing wasn't real, though it wasn't stopping her from being frightened by whatever it was she was seeing anyway. Scorpius pulled the little Weedle into a gentle yet firm hug, trying to comfort her and possibly snap her out of it. And finally, some time later, the hallucinating seemed to subside. Weedle looked up at the Drapion holding onto her and hugged him back to the best of her ability.

*Hermione learned Fire Shield!*

Relieved that that particular ordeal was over, Hermione crawled over to the final item- the Never-Ending Birthday Candle. She gave a small sigh- she knew the trick here perfectly well, that the candle was designed to not be able to be blown out, but in order to learn Blow-Back, she knew she had to blow on it anyway. So she took a deep breath and blew on the flame. Predictably, nothing happened. So she blew on it again. And again. And again. This went on for several minutes, until Hermione was panting, trying to catch her breath. At that point, the flame on the candle went out with almost insulting ease. At the same time, tiny orange embers flew out of the extinguished candle and floated near Hermione for a moment. Then, they passed into her head, though they didn't seem to burn. In response, Hermione took a deep breath, and with remarkable force, blew the now-useless candle clear across the room, where it landed in a garbage can atop the shattered remnants of used Technical Machines.

*Hermione learned Blow-Back!*

That being the last of them, Keith motioned for his Poison-type Pokémon to follow him as he went for the door. The shards of glass from the magical roses had mysteriously vanished, there was nothing remaining of the pepper, and of course the candle was now in the garbage, but before Scorpius made to follow Keith, he noticed the golden fiddle still lying on the floor. No longer useful for move teaching, of course, but perhaps it could still be of use in some way? Scorpius himself wasn't exactly musically inclined, but perhaps one of his teammates would be. Hell, maybe even Hermione, if she could find a way to work a fiddle that was larger than she was. And if she wanted to find a way to do that, Scorpius knew full well that she'd find a way. So he picked up the fiddle in his tail claw, and, with Hermione climbing back onto him, made to follow Keith.


OOC: Trading 750 to MarbleZone for the Magical Red and Black Glass Roses, the Golden Fiddle, the Merciless Pepper of Quetzlzacatenango, and the Never-Ending Birthday Candle. Thanks!

*Trade Closed*

And of course, using all five items on Hermione, my Weedle.

*Hermione learned Thorns!*

*Hermione learned Fatal Attraction!*

*Hermione learned Unfinished Symphony!*

*Hermione learned Fire Shield!*

*Hermione learned Blow-Back!*
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