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Old 09-06-2017, 11:04 AM   #75
Missingno. Master
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Missingno. Master: There were many options available to you in that moment, but between two clinging Pokemon and unstable footing, it was understandable that you didn't really think things through. Aster was screaming, Meowth was probably digging his claws in-- drawing spots of blood through your clothes and drawing out a few grunts of pain among the orders. All four of you are increasingly terrified that the boat will just break apart beneath you, the oars rattling wildly as Jack hunches hopelessly behind you.

As Pisces was about to find out, you made the wrong choice. You chose violence, and now you were in for a Bad Time. This was because it wasn't a single Wailord that was trying to kill you all, but an entire school of Wishiwashi-- which your one, blue-striped Basculin had just taunted. And even if it was a single Wailord, as savage as your girl could be, an oversized balloon of that level would likely take it to town anyway. Elite Four material indeed.

One of the miserable looking fish is struck by the aqua tail, taking more damage than one might expect from a move of the same typing. Pisces might have a level advantage, but she's still outmatched by these mad monsters and god forbid they call in some buddies. A barrage of water gun strikes your charge, chipping away at her, but she manages to deal some revenge back-- flinging one of the small Wishiwashi back some ways. It shakes it off, looking somehow more depressed, and returns to its friends literally rocking the boat.

All of this is happening underneath you. The boat isn't quite so crazy, but it is crazy enough that a sudden shove has now sent Jack tumbling over the side with a panicked wail. Fishing was boring and fatally dangerous, who knew? And what will you do about it?
Pisces dove down, prepared to take on one big, powerful enemy... and was thoroughly unprepared for the fact that what really awaited her was a tremendous school of weak, wimpy enemies. Weak and wimpy though Wishiwashi were, they still spelled trouble in great numbers such as this.

Nevertheless, Pisces went on the offensive with an Aqua Tail, landing a great hit on one of them. But only one of them. The school fought back as one with Water Gun, after which Pisces went for Revenge... again, on only one of them. Moreover, the Wishiwashi shook off the attack and merely resumed its role in trying to rock the boat. Pisces narrowed her eyes- these dinky little fish didn't even think it was worthwhile to fight back? That one Water Gun, that was all they gave her? Possibly a good thing, she considered, but all the same, she was pissed off- Pisces hated and loathed opponents who didn't take her seriously. Nevertheless, common sense prevailed- she was gonna need help with this one.

"Whoa!" Keith exclaimed as Jack was launched overboard by the constant rocking and ramming. "Meowth, we gotta help him!"

"And since neither you or me can swim, just how does youse propose we do dat?" Meowth demanded.

Before Keith could answer, however, Pisces surfaced. "Bas! Basculin!!" she called.

"Oh, great," groaned Meowth. "Pisces wants backup! Wateva's down dere, she can't deal wit it herself!"

"Well, I was about to get you to send something out anyway, so this works out nicely," Keith grunted. "Safari Ball, and the Poké Ball to the immediate right of it, hit both of them!"

"On it," replied Meowth, tapping the buttons on the indicated balls, both of which emptied their contents into the lake. From the Poké Ball materialized a Tentacruel, while a Dragalge appeared from the Safari Ball.

"Aquarius, save that man!" Keith exclaimed to his Tentacruel, nodding to Jack. "Then try to set up a Reflect between this boat and whatever's attacking it! Neville, go with Pisces- she needs help fighting whatever's ramming this boat!" It occurred to him by this point that violence might not have been the best way to go about this, but Pisces already likely got this enemy good and riled up, so it sure as hell didn't seem like there was a different way out by this point. And all the while, Keith kept trying to reel it in. He was not about to give up. Aster was no longer screaming and crying, but she still clung to Keith as if for dear life, still rather freaked out by the whole situation.

Neville was stunned by the sight that awaited him as he followed Pisces underwater. Pisces looked ready to go in for another powerful Aqua Tail, but the Dragalge held out a ragged fin to stop her. He swam towards the school, slowly, trying to come across as peaceful and nonthreatening. Where Pisces failed with violence, perhaps he, Neville, would succeed with a more pacifistic approach. "Excuse me," he called to the school. "Why are you attacking the boat? We've been sent to stop you, and I would prefer if we could settle this without needless fighting. What is the problem here?" Of course, if their response was to be a violent one, Neville was more than ready for this- he planned to use Dragon Pulse against the first Wishiwashi to attack him, and repeat the process as much as necessary. But if attacking was not necessary, he wasn't going to attack. Pisces, likewise, decided to wait and see how Neville's approach worked. And like Neville, she was prepared to get violent again if the need arose. In Pisces's case, this was gonna mean a lot of painful Scald attacks for those Wishiwashi... but again, only if Neville couldn't somehow diffuse the situation.
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