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Old 01-29-2018, 05:11 PM   #266
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Gary called out his trusty partner Typhu. The Typhlosion steadied himself on the ice and snow and gladly received the X Special from his trainer. The flames around his neck burned bright despite the strong winds. Gary started giving orders to Typhu who listened intently. Rorik and Guntz noticed the Fire-type newcomer to the field. Taking note of Typhu’s ability, Rorik directed Guntz to aim a Flamethrower in the Typhlosion’s direction. Typhu’s Flash Fire activated, and Guntz flames joined in with Typhu’s own. Typhu bounded toward Abomasnow. He reached the base of the Pokemon’s towering body and ducked his head to the ground. A huge, pillar of flame Erupted from Typhu’s back and scorched the length of Abomasnow. After the smoke cleared, Vi the Blaziken had joined Typhu’s side. The two Fire-starters turned to look at their trainers, an immense amount of trust in their eyes. The Firium Z on Gary and Hyrem’s Z-bracelet shimmered and glowed. The trainers brought their arms together in front of them, and an aura surrounded Typhu and Vi. As Gary and Hyrem brought down their arms for the final portion of the Z-move, the Typhlosion and Blaziken let out a triumphant battle cry. Typhu charged up a huge fireball, the flames surrounding him entirely. Vi called forth a similar amount of fire. The two locked eyes with each other, and their two fireballs meshed together to create one huge burning, star-like mass. Abomasnow brought an arm down to bat the fireball away in anger. The Z-move surged toward it, smashing into its huge body. For a moment, Abomasnow was obscured by a dome of flames and explosions. The fire cleared, sections of Abomasnow’s fur still smoldering. It took a deep breath in, wiped soot from its face, and blew a Blizzard at Typhu and Vi in disgust. The Fire-types braced themselves, trying their hardest to keep up their flames so they would not be frozen. Inspired by the spectacle of Fire-moves he had just witnessed, Calem the Caterpie tried out some moves of his own. He sprayed a Flamethrower at the base of one of Abomasnow’s legs. After already being burned, Abomasnow barely registered the pain. Adorned in an adorably fluffy bunny suit, Calem launched himself into the air. Abomasnow saw the tiniest speck fly above its head. Calem blew another Flamethrower, the steady stream reaching the tip of Abomasnow that was still partly covered in fur. The attack was just enough to burn up another patch of Abomasnow’s fur and grassy covering. It grumbled as it tried to surround itself with ice again, but almost nothing was sticking to its skin. The Bug-type Calem landed on the snow again, his mouth hurting from the Fire-type moves he had somehow conjured up. As he tried to recover, Abomasnow brought down a foot to Stomp the pest, and Liawe watched in horror as her Pokemon disappeared under the beast’s limb. Abomasnow moved its foot away, pleased that it had gotten rid of the Caterpie. A small pile of snow suddenly began to wiggle, and Calem popped his head out, still covered in a String Shot that he had used to propel himself off of Abomasnow and bury himself in the snow. Though he wasn’t smashed, it would be difficult for little Calem to dig himself out completely.

Geddy twitched his little tail back in forth to his own Metronome. A sparkling, Magic Coat suddenly surrounded the Tynamo, providing a barrier from any special effects that Abomasnow might try to throw at him. He continued moving his tail back and forth to his own rhythm, and soon found himself Chanting wishes of good Luck to the rest of his allies. Much like Athena’s Clefable at the Waterfall, Geddy was bringing the promise of protection against critical hits to everyone on the battlefield. He still had time for one last chance to see what his Metronome would bring. The Tynamo suddenly struck the ground, and several pillars of fire burst up from the ground. Though the Electric-type had little experience with fire moves, it was able to direct the Fire Pledge at Abomasnow. The pillars of fire surrounded one of Abomasnow’s legs, trapping it momentarily so it could not move to attack the mountain again. Newly evolved Maasa took advantage of his increased size and prepared itself to Endure any hits he might face. The Piloswine barreled toward Abomasnow to Take it Down. His new pair of tusks smashed into Abomasnow, followed crashing into it with his head. He took a moment to collect himself after the recoil, taking a few steps back. Abomasnow batted at the flames Geddy had created. Maasa threw himself into the Mega evolved Pokemon once more, recoiling this time from the impact of Double-Edge. Abomasnow swiped its huge across the ground, Punching Maasa and Geddy with an Icy fist. Maasa was able to barely hang on, struggling to lift himself up and return to his trainer. Geddy wasn’t so lucky, and the little Tynamo collapsed.

Mélina called out her Minior Catalina. The meteor Pokemon floated above its trainer and enjoyed a quick snack that made it feel much better. It was able to form a sturdy shield around itself once more, protecting its delicate core. It picked up more rocks, surrounding them with an Ancient Power before tossing them at Abomasnow. Abomasnow seemed to have thought that it was part of the mountain it was tearing apart rather than an attack from its annoying, tiny opponents. It reached for another section of the mountain but the rocks were drawn away from its claws. It looked up in confusion and noticed Catalina soaring high above, a large boulder forming above it. On the ground, Mélina had finished performing her Z-move, ending with a perfect twist of the hips and a strong pose that reflected the power of the earth. The boulder Catalina had created was now the size of Abomasnow, and it brought the Continent-like rock down to Crush its opponent. Abomasnow had no time to move out of the way. There was a huge explosion of dust and snow and Abomasnow found one of its arms trapped under the remainder of Catalina and Mélina’s Z-move. The Mega-evolved monster roared and tried to free itself, struggling under the weight of the huge rock.

Guntz approached Abomasnow, but instead of Smashing the Rock Abomasnow was trapped under, he brought a powerful fist to Abomasnow’s weakened body. Abomasnow was unable to move the Snorlax away before he smashed into Abomasnow once more. Helga saw an opening for her own moves, acknowledging Guntz before she took over and struck Abomasnow in the same place with Mega Punch. The Hariyama found a particularly weak spot, an open cut that had been cauterized with fire moves, and Jabbed into the wound with Poison. She then used the Force of striking Abomasnow with her Palm to move a safe distance away. A dark, purple streak Slashed through the air, bringing the power of darkness and Night with it. Abomasnow was shocked as Elenchos struck it across the face.

Keeping his distance, Nothung Blasted Abomasnow with Fire. The Infernape Focused his Fighting-type energy and sent it in a spherical Blast. Abomasnow noticed the attack coming its way and blew an Icy Wind to redirect it. It smashed into the rock covering its arm, destroying it just enough so that Abomasnow could free itself. With a roar, it began to bring its arms down in succession, Wood Hammering everything in front of it. Guntz and Helga were struck multiple times. The attacks came so quickly, Guntz and Helga were unable to stay conscious and defend themselves. Realizing it was his attack that had caused this, Nothung jumped in and let himself Overheat, hoping to send away further attacks from Abomasnow. He ended up being hit by a Wood Hammer himself, and although it wasn’t very effective, it definitely hurt. Like a falling star, Catalina floated down between Abomasnow and the Pokemon being attacked. Right as Abomasnow brought a fist down to crush the Minior, Catalina Self-destructed, sacrificing itself for the sake of its teammates. The explosion gave Guntz, Helga, and Nothung enough time to move far away from Abomasnow and back to their trainers. Catalina, core exposed, fell to the ground as it was knocked out from the blast.

Mega Abomasnow, recoiling from the blast, covered its face in its hands. The icicles on its back had chunks blown out of them. It suddenly removed its hands from its huge face and roared. Ice Shards rained over the entire battlefield, huge sections of ice spearing themselves into the ground. It turned back to the mountain, grabbing a huge chunk of it and hurling it in an Avalanche toward the Pokemon still standing. Rocks rained down on Elenchos, Vi, and Nothung, and their trainers found their Pokemon knocked out as the move finished.
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Abomasnow bellowed loudly as rocks and ice continued to tumble down from the cliffs above. The abomination was a horrifying sight as its body was charred black and its eyes glowed a fierce blue as it continued to summon an Avalanche to attempt to snuff out all life around it. “We have to end this now! Go Artemis, use Flash Cannon!” Athena yelled out to her Mawile, who stood in front in an attempt to protect the Pokemon nearby. Athena’s Mawile opened the jaw-like appendage on her head wide and a powerful silvery beam shot out at the Abomasnow, who countered with its own Ice Beam. The two beams pushed back on each other, neither side relenting in power as they struggled to push the other one over the top. After a few moments however, Mawile’s Flash Cannon began dwindling in power and the Ice Beam pushed it back closer and closer to Mawile’s body. Mawile yelled as her beam gave out, getting struck by Abomasnow’s unrelenting Ice Beam.

“Artemis!” Athena yelled, concerned for her Mawile. She took a big hit but still stood strong. “Metal Burst!” Artemis yelled in unison with her trainer as the Mawile began glowing red, pulsing with energy. A massive red beam shot out of the Mawile’s jaw-like horn, blasting through the Abomasnow’s Ice Beam and ramming into the Abomasnow at full power. The beastly Abomasnow let out a booming, pained roar as an explosion of light erupted from its body. As the smoke and snow slowly dissipated from the air, the trainers could see Abomasnow lying face down in the snow. All was quiet, save for the occasional rumbling of rocks tumbling down from the mountain above, and people were beginning to wonder if the fight was finally over.

However, to everyone’s dismay, the Mega Abomasnow began to rustle as it slowly got up to its hands and feet. The creature looked completely exhausted, but still possessed a fierce determination to keep going. A commotion of noise suddenly erupted from all around the area as a number of ice type Pokemon began to appear on the scene. Vanillites, Vanillishes, and Vanilluxes floated in the air alongside Cryogonal. Sneasels, Vulpix, Swinub, and Cubchoo watched on as well as the Weavile from the Oran Orchard. Several Smoochum, Snorunt, and Snover showed up while some Delibird fluttered down from above. All of the Pokemon seemed to be in an uproar, and the trainers feared the worst; a much bigger and more drawn-out fight coming up as they were completely surrounded by the army of ice Pokemon.

Abomasnow seemed a bit more confident now that its troops had returned to its side. “Snowww!” it bellowed, calling them forth to attack the trainers. However, the Pokemon remained where they stood. “Gla… lie…” The Glalie from the waterfall floated forward, back in its normal form as Froslass stuck by his side. Glalie looked up and around at the mountainside, as it looked like the aftermath of a warzone. Several rocks continued to fall from above. “Glalie!” it called out again, and the ice Pokemon began to converge on the Abomasnow. For the first time yet, there was a look of panic in the Abomasnow’s eyes as it began to blow a powerful Blizzard to try and defend itself. It was no match however, as the army of ice Pokemon breathed their own flurry of Powder Snows, Icy Winds, Frost Breaths, and Ice Beams at the behemoth.

“I guess the ice Pokemon are upset at their leader for nearly destroying their home,” Athena commented as the Abomasnow’s body began to freeze solid. Pieces of rock seemed to chip off of its body, causing it to shrink in size to that of a normal Mega Abomasnow, although still slightly larger and still in its Mega form. Once the Abomasnow was completely encased in ice, the Pokemon began firing a path made out of Ice Beams into the cave from which Abomasnow came. They then worked together and pushed the frozen beast onto the ice and let gravity take over as the icy slide took it back into the mountain’s depths. With the Abomasnow now put on ice hopefully for a long time, the wild Pokemon began to slowly disperse into their natural environment. The avalanche coming from higher up the mountain seemed to have finally quieted and the Hail trickling down from above seemed to have finally ceased. All that remained was Glalie, Froslass, and a couple of Vanilluxe. Glalie looked at Athena and then to the rest of the trainers and gave an apologetic look, hoping to let bygones be bygones. They then conjured up a small pile of icy rocks and crystals and left them in front of the trainers before departing into the cave’s depths as well, presumable to lock away the Abomasnow and hibernate until next winter.

“We did it!” Athena called out, falling back into the snow as she let out a sigh of relief and made a small snow angel. Sitting back up, she thanked her Mawile for her hard work and recalled her into her Pokeball. “I can’t thank all of you enough for everything you’ve done,” she said, addressing the trainers. “You all have helped save my home. You’ve saved everyone’s home. I can’t thank you all enough!” As she wiped a tear from her eyes, Athena looked out at the remains of the battlefield. Caught up in the action of the battle, a giant boulder caused from a Continental Crush remained front and center. The exterior of the stone had chipped away, revealing a crystalline mineral underneath that shone an icy blue. It was cold to the touch and seemed to emanate a powerful energy. It was too heavy to bring with them, but Athena loaded up all of the smaller crystals into a bag. “Let’s head back down the mountain where it’s safer. I’m sure the townsfolk would like to thank you too!”

For all of their hard work, the following Pokemon have received levels (if a Pokemon is lv.100, you shall receive an equivalent number of rare candies to levels received):
Alex: Mistilteinn the Abomasnow (5), Nothung the Infernape (3)
Alice: Blaze the Torchic (2), Atsumu the Whismur (2), Maasa the Piloswine (1)
Athena: Monte the Scraggy (1), Éclair the Mawile (2), Choux the Snubbull (3)
Big: Hotstuff the Charmeleon (3), Geddy the Tynamo (2)
Bill: Trono the Alolan Geodude (2), Carmen the Delibird (1), Megas the Golett (2)
Chroma: Elenchos the Inkay (3)
Drew: Malcolm the Seviper (2)
Eskil: Belial the Houndoom (4), Khione the Sneasel (2)
Gary: Rena the Stantler (2), Akame the Bisharp (2), Typhu the Typhlosion (2)
Hyrem: Happy the Flareon (2), Vi the Blaziken (5)
Isaac: Morgana the Incineroar (1), Jean the Nidorina (1), Vander the Zangoose (1)
Jayson: Spartacus the Scizor (1), Sigurd the Gallade (4)
Jess: Kimball the Vanillite (5)
Keith: Kyle the Heatmor (4), Helga the Hariyama (3)
Liawe: Caeda the Skarmory (3), Hope the Shuppet (1), Calem the Caterpie (1)
Lucas: Kong the Slaking (3), Sal the Salamence (2)
Mélina: Catalina the Minior (3), Glitch the Porygon (3)
Melissa: Wildfire the Cyndaquil (1), Ore the Sableye (3), Cirrus the Swablu (2)
Patches: Mio the Pikachu (3), Momo the Sylveon (1)
Rorik: Volg the Charizard (3), Guntz the Snorlax (2)
Tate: Kai the Vaporeon (2), Pouli the Houndoom (3)
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Battered and weary, the trainers made their way back to the waterfall, where Marina and Jet were waiting for them. They were relieved to see that everyone was in one piece and congratulated them as they listened to the story of the epic battle that had taken place. The sun was out in full force now, and much of the snow and ice had already begun to melt across the area. After everyone was loaded back onto the raft, Marina’s Gyarados and Jet’s Drifblim took them back down the falls, where they were greeted by Samuel and Madoka.

Eventually everyone had been loaded up into the carriages where they were taken back towards town. Much of the snow across the plains had already turned to slush, the mysterious force of nature disappearing nearly as fast as it arrived. Once they arrived back in town, the trainers were met by a swarm of people, who roared with cheers upon their return. Arriving into the town square, the trainers were let out where doctors and nurses quickly tended to everyone’s injuries and healed everyone’s Pokemon. Hot cocoa was passed out to everyone, from a group of citizens led by none other than bundled-up Primrose, who had recovered enough to walk. She might have still been fairly weak, but she was going to express her gratitude no matter what.

“Everyone gather ‘round,” Athena called out as she brought forth the loot she had collected up at the mountain. “On behalf of everyone who calls this mountain home, I would like to thank all of you for your valiant effort from the bottom of my heart.” The gathering of citizens erupted in applause once again. “As thanks, I would like to give all of you a piece of the parting gift that Glalie left us with,” Athena said, laying out an assortment of items for the trainers. “Hopefully we can see you return to the Cloud Garden again on better terms; when everything isn’t frozen and covered in snow!” As the trainers gazed across the shiny assortment of crystals and rocks, the sunlight from the sky above reflected off of them in a beautiful glimmer of lights. It was a bright new day for the Cloud Garden, a day that the citizens of Galea Town would never forget.

All trainers have been awarded the following items:
Never-Melt Ice x1
Icy Rock x1
Ice Stone x1
TM Hail x1
Trainers may also select ONE of the following packages:
Package 1: Abomasite x1
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Package 2: Icium-Z x1
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Package 3: TM Collection Consisting of:
TM Ice Beam x1
TM Blizzard x1
TM Icy Wind x1
TM Ice Punch x1
TM Avalanche x1


I want to take a minute and thank everyone for participating in this campaign over the last three months. It was quite the grind, but we made it through! I especially want to thank Patches and morningstar for all of their hard work in assisting me with this campaign. There is absolutely no way I would have been able to tell this story without their help and their contributions. I really had a lot of fun coming up with this story, as it helped me create quite a bit of world-building for this zone I am so proud of, and so I hope you all had just as much fun participating in it. If you aren’t already adventuring in the Cloud Garden, I hope to see you there in the future, and if not maybe we will get the chance to update you again in a future campaign! Thank you all!
The fight raged on. Keith looked on as numerous other Trainers followed his example and went into Z-Moves of their own. They really were quite remarkable, Z-Moves. There was Bill's Golett pulling off the Ghost-type Z-Move, Never-Ending Nightmare. A Snubbull that looked startlingly familiar to Keith unleashed All-Out Pummeling, the Fighting-type Z-Move. There was another Supersonic Skystrike as well, and Hyrem's Blaziken pulled off a Z-Move that Keith found particularly intriguing- Inferno Overdrive.

But even if Keith was unable to contribute much more in the way of Z-Power to this battle, he knew his contributions wouldn't be nothing- Helga had already landed a powerful critical hit with Poison Jab following a solid Mega Punch to the same place Rorik's Snorlax had struck. And then, using the Force Palm attack, Helga landed yet another blow and at the same time backed safely away to avoid any retaliation.

Except... that didn't work out so well. Alex's Infernape's Focus Blast inadvertently freed Abomasnow's arm, and enabled it to start pummeling the nearest enemies with Wood Hammer. And Helga just so happened to be one of those nearest enemies. "Helga!" Keith exclaimed, but before he could issue any further commands, it was clear that the Hariyama was unable to battle any further. It was then that an odd Rock-type flew in and used Self-Destruct. It had some sort of rock shell, but its red core was exposed before long. Moved by curiosity, Keith took out his Pokédex.

"Minior- Red Core- the Meteor Pokémon. A Rock and Flying-type," droned the device. "Minior starts out in the ozone layer, hurtling to the ground when its rocky shell grows too heavy. Minior's core can be one of several different colors, the color determined by what it ate in the ozone layer."

The blast, fortunately, gave the barely conscious Helga, as well as Rorik's Snorlax and Alex's Infernape, time to retreat to their Trainers. Keith smiled proudly at his Hariyama. "I'm proud of you, Helga, you were awesome," he grinned. "Now, how about you take a good rest?" he added, holding out the Poké Ball and withdrawing the Hariyama to the spherical confines within.

Not long after, there was a commotion. Keith's heart sank as Ice-types of all kinds started to gather, all around them. An army of Ice-types, and their leader was still conscious and pissed.

However, it seemed as though the Ice-types were pissed as well- at Abomasnow! It had all but destroyed the mountainside they called home, and now it was Glalie giving the orders, and this time, against Abomasnow. Keith gave a relieved, shaky chuckle as the Ice-types converged around the Ice/Grass-type, who for the first time looked truly worried. It tried to attack with Blizzard, but the Ice-types had the advantage in sheer numbers, and they pressed that advantage like crazy, freezing Abomasnow solid with their various attacks, before shoving it right back into the depths of the mountain from where it had come.

The Ice-types departed after this, with Glalie among them. The look it gave the gathered Trainers spoke volumes- an apologetic look, hoping for forgiveness. Keith gave a reassuring smile to Glalie- he never was one to hold grudges.

Once they were back in town, once the Pokémon were all healed up, once injuries were treated, and once the Trainers were given most welcome mugs of hot cocoa, Athena gathered everyone around, and let them take from the parting gifts Glalie had left them. And Keith was rather impressed by the selection, as well. Everyone was given a Never-Melt Ice, an Icy Rock, a TM for Hail, as well as a curious stone that, while it wasn't actual ice, still looked and felt the part.

"Dat's some kinda evolution stone, ain't it?" Meowth whispered.

"I think so," Keith whispered back, eyeing the Ice Stone curiously. "This could come in handy someday- ooh," he added, noticing the piles of other items- one pile of identical Mega Stones of some sort, one pile of bundles of TMs for various Ice-type moves, and one pile... of Z-Crystals. The Mega Stones were Abomasite- there was once a time when Keith might have been tempted by this, but he only ever owned one Snover, and only for a couple of weeks. The TMs were a nice selection, as well... but the Z-Crystals were what caught Keith's attention. Keith picked up one of the Z-Crystals, admiring the little snowflake symbol it showed. He'd have to ask Irwin to teach him the poses to activate this one, and he didn't know what the Ice-type Z-Move was called... but he'd learn. Ice might not be his element of choice, but it was perfectly cool with him nonetheless.

Bad pun fully intended. Naturally.


*Campaign complete!*

*Kyle grew to level 39!*

*Kyle grew to level 40!*

*Kyle grew to level 41!*

*Kyle learned Slash!*

*Kyle grew to level 42!*

*Helga grew to level 37!*

*Helga grew to level 38!*

*Helga learned Wake-Up Slap!*

*Helga grew to level 39!*

*Obtained the Never-Melt Ice!*

*Obtained the Icy Rock!*

*Obtained the Ice Stone!*

*Keith obtained a TM07 Hail!*

*Keith obtained an Icium Z!*

Using the TM Hail on my Cryogonal.

*Winter learned Hail!*

And as for the Ice Stone... I'll just hold onto it for the time being. It'll see some use. Right now, though, thanks to Sandaa, Patches, and morningstar for making this awesome adventure possible! I enjoyed this, and not just because I was finally able to catch a Cryogonal of my own after so many years of wanting one in FB, either. It was an awesome story, the battles were intense, and it was fun to be a part of.
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