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Old 06-06-2019, 03:33 AM   #176
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The plan was to have your Charizard take and fly the two grunts as far away as possible and hopefully drew the rest of the gaurds with them making it easier for you to sneak inside.

Your partner was also to keep shooting off flamethrowers as if it was on a rampage, hopefully this could buy you not only time to sneak in unnoticed but to also get enough time to find the riolus mother and her trainer.

With Froakie on your back there was a chance that he could help you take out other people if he was latched on backwards. But for now you crept into the outpost and wove through the tents and stalls looking for something you could use.

Keys to cages? Maps of outpost? Some kind of direction pointer would help you right about now and off in the distance you could definitely hear people chasing your fiery lizard partner yelling commands and with flashes of light.

Inside one of the tents you found some keys, so you grabbed them and took them with you. In the next tent over you found several bins full of clothes which actually could be useful for smuggling people out so you tucked the location of this tent in your head... Perhaps you should have froakie or one of your pokemon mark it with something subtle.

As you kept wandering around you soon heard sounds of people crying and loud clanking noises and drills. So... You decided to head in that direction.

One of the problems was that you had no idea where your targets could be in this mine, but also it would be cruel to have an opportunity to free all of these people and not take it. For you could count at least fifty people outside the mines.

You also happened upon the thing that was keeping these people here. A couple of Claydol were floating above a cage filled with little children and pokemon too small to effectively run or work any machinery. The cage bars were too thick to slip out of unless they were caterpie size or ditto like.... So if that was were they were kept then how did the Riolu get out??
Well considering Riolu was a fighting type it was more likely it worked in the mines alongside its mother and trainer...


So far everything was going well for now but here you needed to come up with a escape plan. And if it was possible you also needed to send for help because there was no way you alone could take down a whole stint like this even if you were a good battler. You may have to send a pokemon back with a note to try and gather the people of dead man's rest or send for the police or hunters guild surely they would be able to get here if you sent something and held for enough time.



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Old 06-07-2019, 06:55 PM   #177
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King Ghidorah- Not to be turned away by the first obstacle you're met with, you call on your Bisharp to help you. You do your best to convince the Dark type about your pursuit of 'destiny' but you can't help but feel like it doesn't quite believe as much as you do. Despite this, it seems content to help you on your mad path towards near certain doom. Instructing the Bisharp to dig beneath the fallen tree, the blade covered Pokemon approaches and begins to claw away at the ground. The ground is hard and compact, making it hard for the Steel type to dig through, but he slowly makes progress. The Bisharp slowly disappears beneath the tree, its legs flailing around like a Magikarp as it attempts to burrow under the fallen tree. Eventually the warn Bisharp emerges on the other side of the tree, letting out a sigh of relief before it screeches at you to follow

Worming your way through the hole, you soon make it onto the other side. Scrambling back to your feet, you dust yourself off and look at the path ahead. The path tapers upwards on a rather steady incline, but you have a feeling that the path will get steeper further up. As you prepare to continue along the path, you hear a loud crash not too far away, likely just around the next bend in the path. What could it be? Was someone in trouble? Maybe it was a Pokemon on a rampage? Either way, it was likely best to proceed with caution.
Hugo riggled his way through the frozen dirt tunnel beneath the tree, being greeted by Bisharp on the other side. The Steel type conveyed a look of annoyance and was a little dirty, but other than that, he didn’t seem much worse for wear.

“Thank you for doing that,” he said to Bisharp, hoping that he understood Hugo’s genuine gratitude. “Let’s just hope that’s the last time we end up in the ground today, right?”

Nothing like a little gallows humor. Bisharp shot Hugo a suspicious glare. He certainly wasn’t afraid, but all this talk about destiny and knowing Hugo as long as he had, Bisharp naturally wondered if Hugo had bitten off more than he…and Bisharp, by extension…could chew once again. Nevertheless, despite his flaws, Bisharp owed a great deal to Hugo. He was the only one who showed any true kindness and concern at a time when Bisharp had lost everything and was looking to punish the entire world. Bisharp knew Hugo was a good and honorable man and if Hugo truly felt like this was his destiny, well, Bisharp would stand shoulder-to-shoulder and fight alongside him. Now and always.

CRRRRRRAAAAAAASSSSSSSSHHHHH

Hugo and Bisharp both shot to attention, their heads swiveling toward the source of the sound along the path. They couldn’t see what it was from where they were standing, but they knew it could not have been far off. Getting past the tree was an obstacle, but not a particularly dangerous one. What was beyond it…it could be anything.

Hugo and his Pokemon lock eyes. Nothing needed to be said. They both knew what the other was thinking. They were going to make it through this path or they were going to go down trying. Hugo nodded solemnly to the Sword Blade Pokemon.

“Alright then. Let’s go.”
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Old 06-08-2019, 04:29 AM   #178
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TKF:
The plan was to have your Charizard take and fly the two grunts as far away as possible and hopefully drew the rest of the gaurds with them making it easier for you to sneak inside.

Your partner was also to keep shooting off flamethrowers as if it was on a rampage, hopefully this could buy you not only time to sneak in unnoticed but to also get enough time to find the riolus mother and her trainer.

With Froakie on your back there was a chance that he could help you take out other people if he was latched on backwards. But for now you crept into the outpost and wove through the tents and stalls looking for something you could use.

Keys to cages? Maps of outpost? Some kind of direction pointer would help you right about now and off in the distance you could definitely hear people chasing your fiery lizard partner yelling commands and with flashes of light.

Inside one of the tents you found some keys, so you grabbed them and took them with you. In the next tent over you found several bins full of clothes which actually could be useful for smuggling people out so you tucked the location of this tent in your head... Perhaps you should have froakie or one of your pokemon mark it with something subtle.

As you kept wandering around you soon heard sounds of people crying and loud clanking noises and drills. So... You decided to head in that direction.

One of the problems was that you had no idea where your targets could be in this mine, but also it would be cruel to have an opportunity to free all of these people and not take it. For you could count at least fifty people outside the mines.

You also happened upon the thing that was keeping these people here. A couple of Claydol were floating above a cage filled with little children and pokemon too small to effectively run or work any machinery. The cage bars were too thick to slip out of unless they were caterpie size or ditto like.... So if that was were they were kept then how did the Riolu get out??
Well considering Riolu was a fighting type it was more likely it worked in the mines alongside its mother and trainer...


So far everything was going well for now but here you needed to come up with a escape plan. And if it was possible you also needed to send for help because there was no way you alone could take down a whole stint like this even if you were a good battler. You may have to send a pokemon back with a note to try and gather the people of dead man's rest or send for the police or hunters guild surely they would be able to get here if you sent something and held for enough time.



They'd made it inside and it sounded like Charizard was pulling off his mission. Once inside the encampment they did their best to search for anything of use. Xander happily snatched up some keys, they'd surely come in handy. There was plenty of clothing laying around as well, so Xander had Froakie mark the tent with some Frubbles so they could find it later. They continued on, eventually finding where everyone was being kept.

There were so many people working in the mine, Xander wasn't exactly sure where to start looking for Riolu's mother and trainer. Besides, this whole setup was completely wrong, they had to shut it down. They even had children and small Pokemon trapped in a cage! They likely wouldn't be able to take this whole place down by themselves, even if Charizard came back. They'd need help. Who would help them though? The only other person they'd met out here was.... that girl! Xander quickly dug out the rock the girl had dropped.

"Froakie you've got a new mission. Head back to Dead Man's Rest with this." He handed the rock the girl had dropped to Froakie. "Show this to everyone, maybe someone will recognise it. You did a great job of telling me what was going on here, do the same with them. You even have some of the darts to show them. Bring whoever you can get back here as fast as you can, alright?" Froakie croaked quietly, he understood. Xander watched the dust kick up as the Froakie sprinted away, moving as swiftly as his legs would carry him.

Now he just had to work out a way to make things a little easier. Xander ducked into a nearby tent, checking to make sure it was empty first. Once inside, he released Chimchar from his ball, as well as his Treecko. The Fire type quickly put out his butt flame once more, well aware of the current situation. Treecko needed a quick debrief, but once he was filled in he was eager to put in some work. "Alright so I'm thinking we try and tunnel our way into the mine from up here. We need to speak to someone so we can get some more information. Chimchar you Dig a tunnel down, Treecko keep watch, let me know if we draw too much attention." Both Pokemon nodded before getting to their respective tasks, Chimchar clawing through the ground while Treecko carefully pulled back the flap of the tent, peering out to make sure no one was coming.
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King Ghidorah- Despite the loud crash and likelihood of some angry Pokemon around the next bend, you and Bisharp share a look. You both knew that you'd have to face whatever it was, this was only the first step of a long journey towards your fate. You both hustle along the path, as it curves around you find quickly find the source of the crash. A large Steelix lays unconscious on the ground, a Pokemon of that size certainly would make a loud noise as it hit the ground. What had managed to take it down though? Bisharp quickly spots the Steelix's better, but what he points out is a complete shock. A small purple rodent rests atop the defeated behemoth. Was that a Rattata? Surely not!

"Hey, what are you doing here?!" A sharp voice cuts through from behind the downed Steelix. A young man climbs up over the defeated Pokemon, his yellow shirt looks a bit too small, his cap turned backwards on his head is worn and his blue shorts seem like an inappropriate choice for these conditions. Despite this the teenager shows no signs of being cold, the blood clearly running hot through his body. "We knocked that tree down so we wouldn't be disturbed, that's quite rude of you. Since your here though, how about fighting my Rattata?" The Rattata snarls at you as it assumes an aggressive pose.

It seems you've been challenged, surely a Rattata wouldn't take you long to defeat, you'd be on your way in no time....
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Old 06-13-2019, 07:22 PM   #180
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King Ghidorah- Despite the loud crash and likelihood of some angry Pokemon around the next bend, you and Bisharp share a look. You both knew that you'd have to face whatever it was, this was only the first step of a long journey towards your fate. You both hustle along the path, as it curves around you find quickly find the source of the crash. A large Steelix lays unconscious on the ground, a Pokemon of that size certainly would make a loud noise as it hit the ground. What had managed to take it down though? Bisharp quickly spots the Steelix's better, but what he points out is a complete shock. A small purple rodent rests atop the defeated behemoth. Was that a Rattata? Surely not!

"Hey, what are you doing here?!" A sharp voice cuts through from behind the downed Steelix. A young man climbs up over the defeated Pokemon, his yellow shirt looks a bit too small, his cap turned backwards on his head is worn and his blue shorts seem like an inappropriate choice for these conditions. Despite this the teenager shows no signs of being cold, the blood clearly running hot through his body. "We knocked that tree down so we wouldn't be disturbed, that's quite rude of you. Since your here though, how about fighting my Rattata?" The Rattata snarls at you as it assumes an aggressive pose.

It seems you've been challenged, surely a Rattata wouldn't take you long to defeat, you'd be on your way in no time....
There were certainly an…odd air about this young man. Something almost familiar. The Rattata. The…shorts. A bell was going off somewhere in the back of Hugo’s mind, but he couldn’t quite put his finger on it. Had he met this person before? And why exactly is he dressed this way? And also, how is this happening at all?

Hugo knew he had to make a decision quickly because this character didn’t really seem like the patient type. Bisharp turned and faced him, the Dark type shooting a “what exactly is this?” look.

“Hey uh, you know, that’s a great offer. And certainly an impressive Rattata there. Just uh, just give us a moment, if you could. We need a quick huddle. Bisharp? A word please?”

The two took a few steps back, leaning closely together to try and keep out of earshot.

“Okay, so like something is definitely off here, right? I’m not just imagining things.” Bisharp nodded in agreement. “So like, it’s a Rattata. How hard can it really be, right? I mean, it does appear to have taken a Steelix down. But it couldn’t have done it on its own right? There has to be another explanation.”

Hugo looked over his shoulder. He could see the misdressed youth was getting weary and the Rattata was still poised to attack.

“Then again…look, man. I don’t know what the hell is going here. I can’t explain it. But it’s looking like if we want to get to the guardian, we’re going to have to go through these two.”

Bisharp nodded and moved to turn, but Hugo pulled him back in closely.

“Wait. I know this is just a Rattata, but we cannot underestimate it, understand? We cannot let our guard down.”

Bisharp nodded, and turned to set itself in place for battle.

“Uh, okay! We’ll accept your challenge! Ready Bisharp?”

The Sword Blade yelled angrily at the Rattata.

“Alright! Bisharp, start off with Iron Defense! Then hit that little purple bastard with Psycho Cut!”
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Meetan: Physically outmatched, you take this as a cue to keep Axel out of trouble reluctantly, and instead vouch for the support of Samantha the Snubbull who doesn't look all amused at the predicament. Taking a quick assessment of Axel while you convey hurried orders to the canine, you are thankful that the Abra is bruised at worst, yet as the Primeape barrels forth, its eyes catch with the newcomer, who lets out a fearsome roar at the Primeape, whose charge is suddenly stopped. Between the naturally intimidating appearance of the Snubbull and the unexpected noise, the enraged pokemon is taken aback to your surprise, and for a brief second it almost looks as if the Primeape might have been genuinely shocked.

The surprise quickly wears off however as the pig monkey shrieks before diving forth and grappling with the Snubbull, hoping to beat her into submission as it begins to sock her in the face recklessly and repeatedly, a plan that would work well for most pokemon were it not for a couple of factors. One, Samantha's fey typing helping to weather the storm. Two, those hefty fangs. With superior strength, she chomps down right onto the fist as it swings in for another strike and sinks her teeth in deeply with a snarl, and the Primeape howls in pain before trying to shake the pokemon loose. Kicking up a storm, the angry pokemon seems to have finally hit boiling point, literally as a sudden blast of fire erupts from the mentally overheating Primeape and Samantha is caught in the wave, forced to let go by the searing heat, but not as hurt as she should be given the inefficiency of Primeape as a specially based pokemon.

Seething, the wild pokemon gives a holler and the other three Primeape, all of which are faring poorly, promptly abandon their fights to dogpile Samantha, the quartet beating the poor pokemon up, but thankfully the Sceptile is on hand to help out. Giving pursuit, the starter pokemon takes a deep breath before exhaling a mighty torrent of draconic fire that bathes over the group, causing them to cry out and back off, and as one of the Primeape shakes itself off it decides it's had enough, screeches some sort of pokemon profanity and storms off. The other two who were facing the tribesmen's pokemon promptly stare daggers at the gecko and bound after it as it backs up towards its allies, while your Primeape grumbles before shuddering suddenly, a slight pang of paralysis affecting it from the Dragon Breath as the Snubbull dashes forward, no longer pinned down and roughly plays with the ape while it's distracted, not at all affected by the dragon move in lieu of her typing. Knocking her opponent over, it certainly feels the sting now and begins to really get angry, stamping and bounding around before rushing at her in rage and kicking out.

The Primeape's looking rather beat up at this point, but still fuelled by unnatural hatred while Samantha's surprisingly still fairly good despite the brutality of the previous assaults. What's next?


Lil'twick: Giving the Shiftry a bit of a meek word of gratitude, you and your entourage take the pokemon's offer and venture through the tree passage, you ducking a little to avoid bumping your head against the wood, and after a short walk you come across a screen of foliage, with what sounds like music and merriment emanating from behind it. Brushing the brush aside, you and your pokemon are quickly overwhelmed by the sights and sounds, as well as the scale of the scene before you judging by the size of the tree compared to what lay within.

A veritable festival stretches before you, hundreds of pokemon of many shapes and sizes dancing and prancing around. An extremely tall yet familiar figure towers in the middle, the Exeggutor happily being decorated by pokemon running around it with streamers, while over by a carefully kept fire some braver pokemon take a run up and leap over it into a shallow pool of water, giving laughs. A number of lengthy logs serving as tables lie to one side laden with berries and treats, while a trio of Lurantis dance around, small pokemon clinging to their legs and ringing around as the grass pokemon give some cheery kicks, while the far side of the grounds hosts a few Floette and Roselia creating some bouquets and wreaths. Between them all, the atmosphere is electrical as some pokemon play spar with each other while a couple simply sit there and enjoy the scene.

So transfixed by the scene you fail to realise the Flabebe from before in front of you, and at its curious squeak you jump a little, thankfully keeping the cake balanced.

"You're here! The others have already delivered our treats to the snack bar, so all we need now is to place the cake over on that stump there," they chirp, pointing tiny hand at the other side of the festival and to a large stump laden with all sorts of trinkets and gifts, presumably for the prince. "I'll escort you there, though it won't be too long before the prince arrives! I can't wait to see his reaction to our gift!"

As you head for the stump, you can see your other pokemon looking at the various sideshows and attractions, and the air around you seems to be exciting them as much as it is you. Gratefully placing the hefty cake upon the stump with a couple of the Roselia helping out there and marvelling at your creation, you feel the urge to go forth and join in the festivities.

-~Fairy Garden Challenge 2: Festival Flurry Fun.~-

It's the prince's bloom festival! With all the fun and games around, you've got the chance to take part in the occasion with your pokemon and to let loose! There's five activities you can take part in with up to two pokemon each, though you feel the prince will be here soon. With the commotion with the Floette and Roselia, you believe you have enough time to participate in three events before his arrival, but the biggest question is which ones?

Exeggutor Decoration: Standing happily in the centre of the festival, a mighty alolan Exeggutor cheerfully yet carefully dances around, a great number of streamers dangling from their top. Small pokemon such as Gloom and Skiploom are dancing around the tall pokemon, wrapping him in the streamers like a great big living maypole! If you join in, you might get to take one of those pretty ribbons with you as a souvenir!

Bonfire Beltane: Despite appearances, the tree is large enough to host a bonfire, carefully maintained by a gaudy Ludicolo and a spunky Litleo, with a pool of water behind it. Some fearless Zigzagoon and Venipede take turns getting a good run and leaping over the fire, landing in the pool behind it, and from the sounds of things it is symbolic of a fresh start by facing your fears. If you're feeling brave, taking the leap might leave your pokemon feeling stronger, and if they do get a little singed in the act, they at least have something to cool them off!

Fruitful Feasts: The lengthy tables lie there laden with loads of lovely luscious treats, all fair game for visitors and festival goers. A few hungry Grubbin and Bunnelby are sat there, enjoying the many berries, while a chubby black Raticate stands with their Munchlax friend, sampling many of the goods that have been made, in excellent moderation. Helping yourselves to some snacks will always be welcoming, and you can spot some of the creations you've made as well, so having the express opinions of two gourmet pokemon on your skills should surely be a boon to you and your pokemon, especially if they're impressed!

Lurantis Morris: Across from the feast, three Lurantis are dancing away with some Chingling dangling from their legs in an improvised contemporary morris dance, and a number of bipedal pokemon are following suit! A Kricketune conducts with a number of Chatot and Jigglypuff to create some magical music, and the tune is almost so catchy that you feel like you want to join in the dancing with the pokemon. Heck, it feels like your pokemon feel a few years younger in the vicinity and might just recall some tricks of their youth in the jig!

Wreath Wrapping: Near the Prince's stump hover some Floette, the evolved form of Flabebe, and their Roselia friends as they make some wonderful floral wreaths! A large number of flowers lay in baskets and plenty of plants and twigs from the tree and garden are gathered for making the displays, and by the looks and gossip of the pokemon regarding your cake, they seem eager to see how well you and your pokemon do in working with plants and other objects. Indeed, making a wreath sounds like it could be a lot of fun with your pokemon, and with some pointers here and there you could learn quite a bit from the experienced florists, and maybe, just maybe, you could bring a special something back with you!

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Lil'twick: Giving the Shiftry a bit of a meek word of gratitude, you and your entourage take the pokemon's offer and venture through the tree passage, you ducking a little to avoid bumping your head against the wood, and after a short walk you come across a screen of foliage, with what sounds like music and merriment emanating from behind it. Brushing the brush aside, you and your pokemon are quickly overwhelmed by the sights and sounds, as well as the scale of the scene before you judging by the size of the tree compared to what lay within.

A veritable festival stretches before you, hundreds of pokemon of many shapes and sizes dancing and prancing around. An extremely tall yet familiar figure towers in the middle, the Exeggutor happily being decorated by pokemon running around it with streamers, while over by a carefully kept fire some braver pokemon take a run up and leap over it into a shallow pool of water, giving laughs. A number of lengthy logs serving as tables lie to one side laden with berries and treats, while a trio of Lurantis dance around, small pokemon clinging to their legs and ringing around as the grass pokemon give some cheery kicks, while the far side of the grounds hosts a few Floette and Roselia creating some bouquets and wreaths. Between them all, the atmosphere is electrical as some pokemon play spar with each other while a couple simply sit there and enjoy the scene.

So transfixed by the scene you fail to realise the Flabebe from before in front of you, and at its curious squeak you jump a little, thankfully keeping the cake balanced.

"You're here! The others have already delivered our treats to the snack bar, so all we need now is to place the cake over on that stump there," they chirp, pointing tiny hand at the other side of the festival and to a large stump laden with all sorts of trinkets and gifts, presumably for the prince. "I'll escort you there, though it won't be too long before the prince arrives! I can't wait to see his reaction to our gift!"

As you head for the stump, you can see your other pokemon looking at the various sideshows and attractions, and the air around you seems to be exciting them as much as it is you. Gratefully placing the hefty cake upon the stump with a couple of the Roselia helping out there and marvelling at your creation, you feel the urge to go forth and join in the festivities.

-~Fairy Garden Challenge 2: Festival Flurry Fun.~-

It's the prince's bloom festival! With all the fun and games around, you've got the chance to take part in the occasion with your pokemon and to let loose! There's five activities you can take part in with up to two pokemon each, though you feel the prince will be here soon. With the commotion with the Floette and Roselia, you believe you have enough time to participate in three events before his arrival, but the biggest question is which ones?

Exeggutor Decoration: Standing happily in the centre of the festival, a mighty alolan Exeggutor cheerfully yet carefully dances around, a great number of streamers dangling from their top. Small pokemon such as Gloom and Skiploom are dancing around the tall pokemon, wrapping him in the streamers like a great big living maypole! If you join in, you might get to take one of those pretty ribbons with you as a souvenir!

Bonfire Beltane: Despite appearances, the tree is large enough to host a bonfire, carefully maintained by a gaudy Ludicolo and a spunky Litleo, with a pool of water behind it. Some fearless Zigzagoon and Venipede take turns getting a good run and leaping over the fire, landing in the pool behind it, and from the sounds of things it is symbolic of a fresh start by facing your fears. If you're feeling brave, taking the leap might leave your pokemon feeling stronger, and if they do get a little singed in the act, they at least have something to cool them off!

Fruitful Feasts: The lengthy tables lie there laden with loads of lovely luscious treats, all fair game for visitors and festival goers. A few hungry Grubbin and Bunnelby are sat there, enjoying the many berries, while a chubby black Raticate stands with their Munchlax friend, sampling many of the goods that have been made, in excellent moderation. Helping yourselves to some snacks will always be welcoming, and you can spot some of the creations you've made as well, so having the express opinions of two gourmet pokemon on your skills should surely be a boon to you and your pokemon, especially if they're impressed!

Lurantis Morris: Across from the feast, three Lurantis are dancing away with some Chingling dangling from their legs in an improvised contemporary morris dance, and a number of bipedal pokemon are following suit! A Kricketune conducts with a number of Chatot and Jigglypuff to create some magical music, and the tune is almost so catchy that you feel like you want to join in the dancing with the pokemon. Heck, it feels like your pokemon feel a few years younger in the vicinity and might just recall some tricks of their youth in the jig!

Wreath Wrapping: Near the Prince's stump hover some Floette, the evolved form of Flabebe, and their Roselia friends as they make some wonderful floral wreaths! A large number of flowers lay in baskets and plenty of plants and twigs from the tree and garden are gathered for making the displays, and by the looks and gossip of the pokemon regarding your cake, they seem eager to see how well you and your pokemon do in working with plants and other objects. Indeed, making a wreath sounds like it could be a lot of fun with your pokemon, and with some pointers here and there you could learn quite a bit from the experienced florists, and maybe, just maybe, you could bring a special something back with you!

In your reply, you may describe how each event unfolds, and in the subsequent update you'll find out what you've been rewarded with.


Leo could only stand in awe at the festivities. All of these Pokemon having fun , enjoying these fae celebrations of their prince. It felt as if everything was at ease... That he could just let go and enjoy the party he was invited to. And that's exactly what he was going to do.

After finishing setting up the food at the table, Leo looked around to get a better idea of what activities he could partake in. He noticed an Alolan Exeggcutor getting ribbons tied around it by smaller Pokemon. It was something that was certainly interesting, and nothing like he's seen in Alola. After all, most of the Exeggcutor there hung around the beaches and relaxed, but were super scary when provoked. He giggled a bit, remembering the Exeggcutor stampede hammering away at the walls surrounding Po Town. Luckily Guzma was there and a well coordinated effort with his Golisopod saved the town. This Exeggcutor was nothing like those ones, seeming happy to let to Pokemon play with it.

Next thing that caught his attention was a large bonfire. Wasn't something he was expecting in this large tree, but then again warmth was always needed. The Ludicolo and the Litleo were managing the flames pretty well, so there looked to be no risk of the bonfire getting out of control. It also seemed some Pokemon were running and jumping over the bonfire into a pool of water. Some kind of feat of strength?Fire was certainly a destructive force, but it can also be comforting when properly managed.

Turning his head back towards the food, he can see a variety of Pokemon congregating around it now. He was happy to see so many Pokemon enjoying what he made, it was a warm happiness that just caressed him and didn't want to let it go. Still ,he did see a few Pokemon talking about his found. They seemed to be able to speak like the Flabebe. He should get some advice and feedback while he's here.

Though, across from the feast looked to be some sort of musical juncture. A few Lurantis were dancing away, and a Kriketot played a lively little tune. There was a youthful look in the steps of the Pokemon that were dancing along, and that could be a good dance if he wanted to do that.

And lastly, near the stump, was a Floette handling a group making flower wreaths. They seemed to be interested in him, as he could see a few glances every so often from the cake to him. Perhaps they were curious if his decorating skills applied to more than pastries. It certainly sounded fun.

Rounding up his team, Leo looked at the six fairies and decided on what they were going to do. There were certainly options, many options, but he thought of the best to do with who he brought.

"Okay, Souffle and Cott, let's have some fun with the Exeggcutor! Just grab a ribbon in your hands and go round and round with me! Once we're done, Honey and Sprinkles, let's make some flower crowns. I trust the two of you the best when it comes to plants, so this should be a fun juncture. Then last but certainly not least, Custard and Carrot, meet with me near the food table and let's talk with the two gourmands over there. Would like to hear their insight with two of my most trusted helpers. Let's go everyone!" Leo exclaimed, letting the rest of his team disperse as he went with the Swirlix and Igglybuff to the Exeggcutor. It'd be fun not matter what happened!

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Arriving at the Exeggcutor with the Cott and Souffle, Leo looked for a a few free ribbons. He manages to find three openings, and placed Souffle on the closest one and let her have fun running along the Skiploom near her. He did give a quick warning about not getting too carried away, as she could fly away due to her buoyancy. The next one he gave to Cott, and told the Swirlix to bite on it gently. If he bit too hard and got excited, he could end up tearing the streamer off and hurting the Exeggcutor. And with those two going off, Leo grabbed the last one and just sort of hoped along to the rest of the Pokemon there.

It was certainly fun. seeing the others run along and enjoying the company of other small Pokemon. There seemed to be a vibe of whimsy among the Pokemon, and circling the Exeggcutor was certainly entertaining... For a few minutes. To Leo it felt he couldn't keep with the pace of the others, he was just too big to enjoy the activity to its fullest, but hearing Souffle's happy squeaks was more than enough for him, and Leo took his bow out towards the flowers.

Seeing Sprinkles and Honey already there, he found a few flowers and plants already laid out for him. Honey grabbed him a few vibrant flowers with nice scents, definitely befitting of the Cutiefly. Sprinkles, however, got a small piles of leaves and mushrooms, all small to act as accessories to the flowers Honey got. Feeling a little bit of inspiration, Leo started working on a wreath.

Combining the leaves and weaving them together with the longer flower stems to make a good base. He was primarily using the pink and white flowers Honey gathered, wanting to create a more brighter floral wreath. Once the foundation was set, Leo went to work adding the tiny mushrooms as accent pieces, bring attention to the more muted flowers, but acting as a nice accent to the brighter, fuller flowers. Wiping his brow, he looked at his creation and seemed happy about it. Hopefully the other Pokemon would like it...

After waiting and showing it off, Leo finally went back to the food table. Grabbing a quick snack, he was able to find Custard and Carrot, and went towards the two gourmands. He explained a little that he helped create some of the food today, and would like some feedback. He started listening to the Pokemon, taking their advice and keeping notes of it. Seemed like Custard and Carrot where doing the same, and the two Pokemon helped when it was his turn in response to ask about different foods.

Hopefully the Prince would arrive soon to enjoy all of this. Would be a shame if he missed this.
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The Arboreal Cradle
The Eternal Forest Zone


Before there was civilisation, there was nature. From the very void, Arceus was said to have created the world from a single seed and nurtured it with His thousand arms into the land we call home today. However, for all His power, it was not by His hand that life was created, and that nature flourished, for the world grown was barren and empty. Thus was it that Xerneas and Yveltal were created after Time, Space and Antimatter, to create the Cycle of Life and Death, and Zygarde to maintain the Order of the Cycle. With the Cycle started, the land slowly grew from nothing to something, rivers began to flow and the cracked sands toiled to dirt, which bore shoots of grass, then shrubbery. Within a few centuries, a vast forest grew forth, and expanded to cover much of the world's landmasses. Yet, all forests had to come from somewhere...that somewhere is a tract of land known as the Arboreal Cradle, the beginning of life on our world. From within, it is said that Creation continues and the Cycle remains constant, the literal beating heart and lungs of our world in action, and the Order of things maintained, so that when life can no longer remain, Death takes it with dignity to return it to the cycle.

For centuries, explorers and searched for this land, with no avail, and only at the advent of technology has Man at last discovered a world that They have not touched. Expeditions and exploration began with the intent of exploitation, yet the forces within have prevented such disaster from occurring and invaders have been repelled by the Guardians of the Arboreal Cradle, with the few who escaped alive relaying tales of incredible sights and riches, of civilisations who have lived and grown to become one with the Cradle. Following intense lobbying and debate among world leaders, it was agreed that the Cradle be classed as a Nature Preserve, one that no corporation or group shall attempt to exploit, and for only those with permits to travel to.

That was three hundred years ago, and today the status of the Cradle remains protected, though the laws pertaining to the land have been alleviated somewhat so as to allow anyone to travel there. With the doors effectively opened, trainers have flocked to the Cradle to discover a forest unlike any other they have ever encountered.

The Arboreal Cradle consists of five separate and distinct, yet closely intertwined and linked forest biomes, each connected to each other through a central border area, and the boundaries between each are so connected that one may pass into another biome without realising it.


Grandshroud Forest
The Temperate Forest


The largest of the wooded biomes of the Cradle, Grandshroud Forest encompasses much of the central forest belt and stretches to the far west, and comprises an area estimated by explorers to be at least the size of Sinnoh, if not larger. The forest itself consists of a variety of trees from the humble oak to the mighty redwood, and is by far the most popular forest for visitors and tourists due to this diversity. With permission from its caretakers and natives, a permanent settlement has been erected amongst the foliage to cater to the increase in traffic, albeit with some concern among the locals. Nevertheless, for those who wish for the great outdoors, there is no better forest than grandshroud Forest.

Grandshroud Forest is a temperate forest, and many pokemon who reside within it are suited to such a location, making it suitable for easier adventures, debatably. Throughout your travels in this area, you have the option to visit several sub-areas, which are listed below. (please reply in forestgreen)

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Cedar City: Slowly developed over hundreds of years, Cedar City takes much of its form from Hoenn's Fortree City, but puts the latter to shame in magnitude and splendour. Constructed around and within a thicket of cedar trees, the settlement is considered to be the first port of call for weary explorers to put up their feet and relax. Walkways stretch for miles, some of which even venture out of the city to the surrounding woodland for those who enjoy long walks, and the buildings are eco-friendly by design and requirement. Trade with the natives of the forest are frequent, and the shrewd investor can find themselves with some interesting deals by day. At night, the natural light filtering through the leaves and spot of clearance allows for sights of the sky that are almost unparalleled.
"Wow."

It was relly the only word that came to mind. He'd heard of Fortree City, of course, in the land of Hoenn, but never seen it in person. Cedar City, many said, put the former to shame, and for someone who'd spent his entire life cooped up in Twinleaf Town where literally nothing happened, this was all rather overwhelming for 10-year-old Ark.

Sinnoh is such a huge region, but I don't think it has anything like this place either...

Ark had given this trip a lot of thought. A mere week ago he and Chimchar were racking up Starly battles in Route 1, but after he was so effortlessly trounced by that mysterious passerby, a fire was lit within him.

"He kicked our butts like we were nothing," he said to the ape perched on his shoulder, "and yeah, we probably are nothing to someone as strong as him, right? But he left us something very valuable in the end, so..."

As he spoke, his gaze shifted to the easy-going, mild-mannered Turtwig that walked beside them, a parting gift from the blonde man for reasons Ark could not possibly figure out.

What kind of guy just randomly gives away a Pokémon - a Turtwig, of all things! - to a kid they just met? What was he thinking?

Oblivious to the attention he was receiving, Turtwig looked around Cedar City in wonder. The Grass-Type was the contemplative kind, peaceful and friendly if a little bit lazy; Ark could tell he was just as young and inexperienced as himself and Chimchar, but they'd all grow stronger together - this adventure was the very first step!

"Come on guys, let's find the Pokémon Center. We could use a rest before we go out there make ourselves famous!"

It was a pretty epic way of saying he had no idea what to do next. How did Trainers find adventure exactly? Or did adventure find them?...
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King Ghidorah- You knew something was up this guy and his Rattata, you just couldn't put your finger on it.... Nevertheless, you were almost certain there was no getting around these two, you'd have to go through them. Even though it was a Rattata and Bisharp had a clear type advantage, you weren't going to act recklessly. You had to conserve strength if you were going to challenge the guardian, losing Bisharp to a silly mistake here could prove costly. You accept the challenge and Bisharp glistens as he steps out to meet his opponent, his Iron Defence rising as he prepares for the Rattata to attack. However the mouse seems to be Focusing as well, gathering its Energy to increase its likelihood of landing a devastating Critical Hit.

His defence strengthened, Bisharp surges onto the offensive, blades glowing with Psychic energy as he prepares to cut the Rattata down to size. As he lashes out, the Rattata zips out of the way, making use of its small stature and incredible speed. Bisharp pursue, hacking and slicing through the air, each time missing the Rattata by the smallest of margins. You watch as the rat's trainer grins, he certainly was confident. "Now Rattata, Flame Wheel!" The Rattata stops its retreat and instead spins forward, surrounded in a veil of flames as it slams into Bisharp's chest. The Steel type lets out a groan, shocked by the amount of force behind the attack. As he is knocked backwards he lashes out, managing to land a glancing blow on the Rattata, however the Normal type doesn't seem all that phased. "Oh you managed to get a hit in, that means you're already doing better than the Steelix did!" The boy begins to chuckle, as does the Rattata who stands confidently on the still unconscious Steelix. "Alright Rattata, Thunder Wave!"

The Rattata begins to charge up electricity, its tail crackling as it prepares to launch its attack. Bisharp was already having trouble keeping up with the quick little rodent, if he was paralysed their was no way he'd be able to keep up!
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King Ghidorah- You knew something was up this guy and his Rattata, you just couldn't put your finger on it.... Nevertheless, you were almost certain there was no getting around these two, you'd have to go through them. Even though it was a Rattata and Bisharp had a clear type advantage, you weren't going to act recklessly. You had to conserve strength if you were going to challenge the guardian, losing Bisharp to a silly mistake here could prove costly. You accept the challenge and Bisharp glistens as he steps out to meet his opponent, his Iron Defence rising as he prepares for the Rattata to attack. However the mouse seems to be Focusing as well, gathering its Energy to increase its likelihood of landing a devastating Critical Hit.

His defence strengthened, Bisharp surges onto the offensive, blades glowing with Psychic energy as he prepares to cut the Rattata down to size. As he lashes out, the Rattata zips out of the way, making use of its small stature and incredible speed. Bisharp pursue, hacking and slicing through the air, each time missing the Rattata by the smallest of margins. You watch as the rat's trainer grins, he certainly was confident. "Now Rattata, Flame Wheel!" The Rattata stops its retreat and instead spins forward, surrounded in a veil of flames as it slams into Bisharp's chest. The Steel type lets out a groan, shocked by the amount of force behind the attack. As he is knocked backwards he lashes out, managing to land a glancing blow on the Rattata, however the Normal type doesn't seem all that phased. "Oh you managed to get a hit in, that means you're already doing better than the Steelix did!" The boy begins to chuckle, as does the Rattata who stands confidently on the still unconscious Steelix. "Alright Rattata, Thunder Wave!"

The Rattata begins to charge up electricity, its tail crackling as it prepares to launch its attack. Bisharp was already having trouble keeping up with the quick little rodent, if he was paralysed their was no way he'd be able to keep up!
Despite his best efforts, the Rattata was proving to be just a bit too elusive for Bisharp’s Psycho Cut. Though he managed to catch the rat toward the end, the hit from the Flame Wheel may have proven to be more costly. And now he had a split second before Bisharp became a statue thanks to Thunder Wave.

“Shit. SHIT! USE DIG! USE DIG!”

Perhaps the best strategy to deal with this bizarre youth and his overpowered vermin Pokemon would be to attack from the protection of the ground. Hugo knew that as long as the Rattata could see Bisharp, it could try to dodge his attacks. But if he could blindside him from underground, maybe that would give him a leg up.

Plus, it would give Bisharp a temporary reprieve from the risk of paralysis.

The Rattata was fast, there was no denying that. And Bisharp couldn’t hide in the ground forever. They needed a surefire attack. One that couldn’t miss, no matter how fast the Normal-type zigged and zagged across the frozen terrain of the Cradle. And they needed to slow the pace if they wanted to even out the playing field. Hugo wracked his brain of Bisharp’s attacks. Despite being highly leveled, the Sword Blade’s movepool was not overly expansive. Then it came to him.

“Bisharp! After you use Dig, hit it with Feint Attack and then slow things down with Scary Face!”

Hugo looked across the battlefield at his opponent. The smug teenager with his poorly fitting clothes. What an odd person. But at the same time, Hugo had to admire him. Clearly the elements of the Cradle didn’t intimidate him, and he has clearly done a good job with his beloved Rattata. It was actually really impressive.

“Hey kid!” Hugo called to him over the battle. “Go fuck yourself.”
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Meetan: Physically outmatched, you take this as a cue to keep Axel out of trouble reluctantly, and instead vouch for the support of Samantha the Snubbull who doesn't look all amused at the predicament. Taking a quick assessment of Axel while you convey hurried orders to the canine, you are thankful that the Abra is bruised at worst, yet as the Primeape barrels forth, its eyes catch with the newcomer, who lets out a fearsome roar at the Primeape, whose charge is suddenly stopped. Between the naturally intimidating appearance of the Snubbull and the unexpected noise, the enraged pokemon is taken aback to your surprise, and for a brief second it almost looks as if the Primeape might have been genuinely shocked.

The surprise quickly wears off however as the pig monkey shrieks before diving forth and grappling with the Snubbull, hoping to beat her into submission as it begins to sock her in the face recklessly and repeatedly, a plan that would work well for most pokemon were it not for a couple of factors. One, Samantha's fey typing helping to weather the storm. Two, those hefty fangs. With superior strength, she chomps down right onto the fist as it swings in for another strike and sinks her teeth in deeply with a snarl, and the Primeape howls in pain before trying to shake the pokemon loose. Kicking up a storm, the angry pokemon seems to have finally hit boiling point, literally as a sudden blast of fire erupts from the mentally overheating Primeape and Samantha is caught in the wave, forced to let go by the searing heat, but not as hurt as she should be given the inefficiency of Primeape as a specially based pokemon.

Seething, the wild pokemon gives a holler and the other three Primeape, all of which are faring poorly, promptly abandon their fights to dogpile Samantha, the quartet beating the poor pokemon up, but thankfully the Sceptile is on hand to help out. Giving pursuit, the starter pokemon takes a deep breath before exhaling a mighty torrent of draconic fire that bathes over the group, causing them to cry out and back off, and as one of the Primeape shakes itself off it decides it's had enough, screeches some sort of pokemon profanity and storms off. The other two who were facing the tribesmen's pokemon promptly stare daggers at the gecko and bound after it as it backs up towards its allies, while your Primeape grumbles before shuddering suddenly, a slight pang of paralysis affecting it from the Dragon Breath as the Snubbull dashes forward, no longer pinned down and roughly plays with the ape while it's distracted, not at all affected by the dragon move in lieu of her typing. Knocking her opponent over, it certainly feels the sting now and begins to really get angry, stamping and bounding around before rushing at her in rage and kicking out.

The Primeape's looking rather beat up at this point, but still fuelled by unnatural hatred while Samantha's surprisingly still fairly good despite the brutality of the previous assaults. What's next?
No matter how long Alice had lived in this weird world, the brutality of Pokemon battling was something that she would never fully adjust to. Watching the Primeape and its friends relentlessly ganging up on and beating her poor fairy had Alice calling out in upset protest, her psychic Pokemon reaching out a hand to set upon the young woman's shoulder. To Samantha's credit, evidence of the abuse was barely visible, and the Snubbull acted as if the strikes had been nothing to her at all. Thank goodness the Sceptile had their back, even if Alice had briefly forgotten her Pokemon's draconic immunity and panicked. She was shaking and teary eyed from the stress of it all, even if in reflection they had faced far worse in the past. In fairness, though, the day had already been long and arduous even by this hour, and some of their worse battles still hadn't felt as savage as this mess.

At least some of the Pokemon had buggered off, but one of them was left and it was clearly angrier for being humiliated. Alice had read before that some Primeape became so angry that they died, and Arceus knows this one was likely to face an ending like that. Goodness. "Sammi, use Feint Attack to dodge it, then go back in - Bulldoze its legs and Play Rough again!" The trainer encouraged. Samantha nodded, having shaken off her assaults without care, hastily racing on all fours to try and do as she was asked.
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King Ghidorah- With a Thunder Wave incoming, you react quickly, ordering Bisharp to Dig. The Steel type quickly leaps into the air before spinning straight down like a corkscrew, churning through the hard earth. Unfortunately the hard rock slows his progress, and as the Rattata launches the wave of electricity it manages to catch his feet. It wasn't full paralysis, but it would hamper his movement speed somewhat, but easily better than dealing with full body paralysis. The Rattata looks around, unsettled about not knowing its opponents location. As you taunt his trainer, the teenager clenches his fist as rage blushes across his face.

"Steel yourself Rattata, we're more than capable of handling these two pieces of shit. Get Revenge as soon as it shows itself, then Counter that Feint Attack!"

Before you can urge him against it, Bisharp bursts from the ground, leaping out to strike Rattata. He succeeds in knocking the Rattata off its perch atop of the unconscious Steelix, but the rodent comes right back at him. Fuel by anger he tackles Bisharp, knocking the Steel type onto his back. Its little claws do devastating damage as it exacts its revenge, the Super Effective Fighting type move made all that stronger thanks to Bisharp attacking it.

The Rattata leaps back, allowing Bisharp to regain its feet, it certainly was confident. Bisharp strafes forward, feigning its next point of attack. He then lashes out suddenly, striking with his blades as he hopes to catch the Rattata off guard. He lands his attack but certainly doesn't surprise the Rattata, who Counters the blow and returns serve, only twice as strong! Bisharp groans in pain, how was this puny thing beating him?! He glares at it with his toughest Scary Face, but the attack fails to have the full effect on the tough little Rattata.

"Have you worked out what you're dealing with yet? This isn't just any old Rattata, this is the top percentage of Rattata. We've been together for years now, just me and him, nothing is too tough for us."
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Your plan was hinged on the fact if you could gather help... You certainly could do your best with your pokemon and if you had time to think things out you could possibly bring this whole thing down on top of whoever was running this what seems to be a illegal mining with kidnapped slaves.

Froakie hopped away from the encampment as fast as it could and on the way it passed by the oasis where Bayleef and Wartortle where hiding, having tucked the stone you gave it into its frubbles.
The same girl who you had taken it from looked on from a nearby cliffside watching the frog running, Wiping her tearstreaks away from her face she ran to Dead Man's Rest.

While you had Chimchar dig its way into the dirt trying to find a way to sneak in, you soon did... In a unpleasant way...

The dirt crumbled under your feet and you slipped into the whole down into the tunnel beneath that tent, after looking back and seeing you fall your treecko made the spilt decision to jump after you and try to catch you but instead it just landed on top of you while your chimp managed to hang upside down in the tunnel it made...

Getting up and looking around you noticed you were in some abandoned or lesser used tunnel that was just aglow with stones. Fire stones, Water stones, Thunder, Sun, Dusk, Dawn, Icy, Shiny... All kinds of stones just sitting here looking as if they were untouched on purpose.


What where they after then? Z crystals were rare outside alola but not so much so that one couldnt find one, they were just akin to Mega Stones. Hard to find.

You'll find out soon enough bit for now your goal was to find a way to free all these people and possibly get them to help you over throw their oppressors.

But how....

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Your plan was hinged on the fact if you could gather help... You certainly could do your best with your pokemon and if you had time to think things out you could possibly bring this whole thing down on top of whoever was running this what seems to be a illegal mining with kidnapped slaves.

Froakie hopped away from the encampment as fast as it could and on the way it passed by the oasis where Bayleef and Wartortle where hiding, having tucked the stone you gave it into its frubbles.
The same girl who you had taken it from looked on from a nearby cliffside watching the frog running, Wiping her tearstreaks away from her face she ran to Dead Man's Rest.

While you had Chimchar dig its way into the dirt trying to find a way to sneak in, you soon did... In a unpleasant way...

The dirt crumbled under your feet and you slipped into the whole down into the tunnel beneath that tent, after looking back and seeing you fall your treecko made the spilt decision to jump after you and try to catch you but instead it just landed on top of you while your chimp managed to hang upside down in the tunnel it made...

Getting up and looking around you noticed you were in some abandoned or lesser used tunnel that was just aglow with stones. Fire stones, Water stones, Thunder, Sun, Dusk, Dawn, Icy, Shiny... All kinds of stones just sitting here looking as if they were untouched on purpose.


What where they after then? Z crystals were rare outside alola but not so much so that one couldnt find one, they were just akin to Mega Stones. Hard to find.

You'll find out soon enough bit for now your goal was to find a way to free all these people and possibly get them to help you over throw their oppressors.

But how....

Froakie continues the long journey towards Dead Man's Rest, moving as fast as his legs can carry him. He passes the oasis where they'd left Bayleef and Wartortle to look after the Riolu, but little did he know that Wartortle was no longer there. The turtle had slipped away, it wasn't the first time he'd failed to follow instructions and it likely wouldn't be the last. Where he'd gone was unknown....

Meanwhile, Xander now found himself in a tunnel filled to the brim with evolution stones. No wonder these people were so eager to mine here! These stones would be worth thousands, millions even! For all he knew there was more to be found here, but that could wait until later. He had two options, head towards the entrance and risk being seen by the Claydol or head deeper and hope to find someone further in. It was probably best to scout out both options. "Chimchar great digging, head deeper into the tunnel and see if you can find any miners or anything of interest. Treecko, cling to the ceiling and head towards the entrance, see if you can't lure someone down here without drawing too much attention to yourself." Both Pokemon nodded and went in their instructed directions, Chimchar dashing deeper into the tunnel, his buttflame lighting the way while Treecko uses his unique ability to cling to climb up to the ceiling of the tunnel before making his way towards the entrance. Xander would wait patiently, they didn't need to act fast at this point, they had to wait for Froakie to return anyway.
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Treecko continued crawling upside down upon the ceiling of the cavern shrouded in darkness barely visible and only then thanks to the soft glow of the evolutionary stones. You set it the task of finding someone and unfortunately you had no idea if it would bring friend or foe... Only one way to find out.

It didnt take it long to find a teenager shackled in chains with her hair tied slopply in a pony tail. This girl noticed the treecko right away almost as if she had braviary eyes, looking down the cavern it came from she soon saw you standing there and slowly inched her way to you as quietly as she could.

Meanwhile you noted that there weren't many Claydol sentries here but there were still human sentries. Those you could take out with the darts. Three gaurd/sentries. About ten slaves and the closest one was inching her way to you.

Treecko helpped you keep track by wagging its huge tail certain ways above people. Back and forth meant foe
Side to side meant friend.

Also turning around you noticed your Chimchar was gone so you scooted over to its newest hole and saw another situation. The cavern below was way better lit and appeared to have even more sentries of humans and pokemon with twice as many slaves.

Pokemon slaves appeared to be under Hypnosis and the more stronger people appeared to be as well for they didnt have chains on them but still worked like those who did have chains on them.

Wheeling around on tracks where carts chock full of glowing stones. But from this far up you couldnt tell what kind they were.

Also........ It appeared that Chimchar was in trouble. He kept looking up at you and trying to find a way to climb back up into the hole. People will soon notice that he's not a wild pokemon nor a hypnotized one.... And that meant big issues that you would rather not deal with at this moment...

"What are you doing here? Your going to get us all killed." The girls voice scared you away from the hole but why wasn't she happy to see someone to help?

She also acted like she knew you... But how?

What will you do and say?

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It doesn't take Treecko long to scout back towards the entrance, there were less Claydol around down here but more guards than they'd expected. The gecko also manages to get the attention of a teen girl, who manages to slowly crawl back up the tunnel towards Xander. He would have payed the girl a bit more attention, but it seemed as though Chimchar was in a spot of trouble. Chimchar had made some useful discoveries, including what seemed to be the main mining chamber and a mysterious stone that seemed to differ from the evolution stones around them. Unfortunately the cavern he'd gone into was much more populated. More guards and slaves, some of which were clearly hypnotised. Chimchar would stick out like a sore thumb should any of the guards catch sight of him. Right now there was no way of getting him back up, he had to find a way to blend in. Xander couldn't afford to shout down instructions either, Chimchar would have to think on his feet!

The Fire type was concerned, he needed to find a way out of here, fast! Most of the other Pokemon were walking around in a trance like state, at the moment it wouldn't be hard to tell he was the odd one out. It was time to Role Play! He studied the hypnotised Pokemon, this seemed easy enough. Slow, calculated movements, almost machine like. Blank, dazed expression, concentrating solely on the task at hand. Now he just needed something to do. He looked around for Pokemon similar to his size, he'd blend in and help them do whatever they were doing. If all went to plan, he'd be able to blend in long enough for Xander to sort something out.

Xander breathed a sigh of relief as he saw Chimchar take the situation into his own hands, one less thing for him to worry about. While he was concerned with Chimchar, Treecko and the girl had made it back to him and she was now asking questions. "You could be a little more grateful, we're here to save you, all of you." Xander wasn't sure, but the way she talked was like she knew him. Certainly odd. "How long have you been here, can you fill me in on the situation? I've pieced bits together but the whole story would certainly help."
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King Ghidorah- With a Thunder Wave incoming, you react quickly, ordering Bisharp to Dig. The Steel type quickly leaps into the air before spinning straight down like a corkscrew, churning through the hard earth. Unfortunately the hard rock slows his progress, and as the Rattata launches the wave of electricity it manages to catch his feet. It wasn't full paralysis, but it would hamper his movement speed somewhat, but easily better than dealing with full body paralysis. The Rattata looks around, unsettled about not knowing its opponents location. As you taunt his trainer, the teenager clenches his fist as rage blushes across his face.

"Steel yourself Rattata, we're more than capable of handling these two pieces of shit. Get Revenge as soon as it shows itself, then Counter that Feint Attack!"

Before you can urge him against it, Bisharp bursts from the ground, leaping out to strike Rattata. He succeeds in knocking the Rattata off its perch atop of the unconscious Steelix, but the rodent comes right back at him. Fuel by anger he tackles Bisharp, knocking the Steel type onto his back. Its little claws do devastating damage as it exacts its revenge, the Super Effective Fighting type move made all that stronger thanks to Bisharp attacking it.

The Rattata leaps back, allowing Bisharp to regain its feet, it certainly was confident. Bisharp strafes forward, feigning its next point of attack. He then lashes out suddenly, striking with his blades as he hopes to catch the Rattata off guard. He lands his attack but certainly doesn't surprise the Rattata, who Counters the blow and returns serve, only twice as strong! Bisharp groans in pain, how was this puny thing beating him?! He glares at it with his toughest Scary Face, but the attack fails to have the full effect on the tough little Rattata.

"Have you worked out what you're dealing with yet? This isn't just any old Rattata, this is the top percentage of Rattata. We've been together for years now, just me and him, nothing is too tough for us."
“How exactly do you measure that?” Hugo asked, trying to simultaneously hide the panic in his voice and throw the kid off-guard at the same time. “Is there some sort of global Rattata evaluating society? Can I see the documentation that verifies that it is, in fact, in the top percentage? Sounds like to me you might be making it all up. Pics or it didn’t happen.”

Hugo didn’t actually doubt that the Rattata was in the top percentage. It was certainly performing as if it was, at least. And it was loaded with attacks that were super effective against Bisharp. But a battle wasn’t just Pokemon vs Pokemon. It was also Trainer vs Trainer. Perhaps in order to throw the Rattata off its game, Hugo first needed to get into the head of its Trainer. And it didn’t seem like he was going to be too hard to goad.

Bisharp was reeling though, so Hugo couldn’t lose focus there either.

“Bisharp, toughen up with another Iron Defense. Then let it hit you—”

The Steel Blade swung his head back at Hugo with a “what the hell did you just say?” glare.

“Listen, let it hit you and then double down with your own Revenge. Then go for the critical hit with Night Slash! Go on! Now!”

Bisharp reluctantly dragged itself back into fighting position, even though he knew more pain was on the way. Hugo shared a knowing look with his Pokemon before it turned its attentions back to the Rattata and Hugo turned his to the trainer.

“Anyway, like I was saying. It’s not really a good idea to go around making false claims like that. Sure, you’re probably thinking “well, I’ll just show you how good my Rattata is” and all that. But be that as it may, it doesn’t really provide any sort of proof that this is a top percentage Rattata and not just a really good Rattata. Truly, please explain to me, what sort of certifications have you received that can verify your credentials here?”

Could Hugo talk his way out of this one? If he could get the trainer to focus on him instead of the battle, it might just give Bisharp the opening he needs…
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The girl looked at you for a full solid minute as if she was debating... Then she spilled the beans.

" First of all I dont know whos running this whole stint but heres what I understand from where I came in.

They are after Mega Stones and Z Cyrstals, and while they don't mind the extra profit from the regular evolution stones, they aren't as concerned about them as they are the main two. They collect people by kidnapping them and then keeping loved ones hostage.
Most of the time they are little siblings.
They won't hurt them and they get fed better than us but if us diggers try to escape or try to fight back then they drag those kids off somewhere and then they end up hypnotized. "
She nods down below where chimchar started to role play like those other pokemon and was currently helping out a wartortle.

"We dont know why they want those stones, maybe they are building an army? Or selling them to markets... We dont know because they wont talk around us."

The girl looks dejectedly down below as if she was one of the people trying to rebel and got her family hypnotized.

Meanwhile back at the oasis a sudden ruffling sound made Riolu and Bayleaf jump. Something was nearby and it was hard to tell if it was friend or foe... Since Wartortle ran off it was up to Bayleaf to defend this helpless weakend Riolu.

And back in the Center of the mine inside the largest tent the same man and woman rubbed their hands together for a grunt told them they were nearing their target....
But the gaurd made it seem as if the target was alive...

What will you do?

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King Ghidorah- Hoping to engage the Rattata's trainer in a bit of psychological warfare, you begin to question the quality of his Rattata in hopes of baiting him into acting rashly. The teen seems to be growing red with rage, but he suddenly becomes aware of this and calms himself with a deep breath. "You think you can break me that easily? I wasn't just out here training Rattata, I've been training myself as well. Maybe you should consider training yourself as well, your Pokemon deserve better."

As you engage in a war of words with Joey, Bisharp steels himself, boosting his defence even more. Joey's Rattata seems content to wait and see what happens, his trainer issues him no orders. You feel like something is up, but you have no idea what. "Alright Rattata, now use Thunderbolt!" The rat crackles in electricity before launching a powerful bolt of lightning at Bisharp. The Steel type charges head first into the attack. He pushes through the pain, letting it fuel him as he prepares to get his Revenge. He leaps into the are before coming down with a powerful punch, that literally breaks Rattata. The Substitute crumbles but the real Rattata is nowhere to be seen. It isn't a mystery for long though, as the Normal type soon erupts from the earth behind Bisharp. It strikes with a powerful Dig, super effective yet weakened by Bisharp's enhanced defence. The Dark type lashes out with a powerful Night Slash and is luck enough to land a critical hit, causing the Rattata to shriek in pain. It was actually starting to look beatable!

While it didn't look like you'd be able to shit talk your way out of this one, but maybe you did have a chance of overpowering the resilient rat.
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The girl looked at you for a full solid minute as if she was debating... Then she spilled the beans.

" First of all I dont know whos running this whole stint but heres what I understand from where I came in.

They are after Mega Stones and Z Cyrstals, and while they don't mind the extra profit from the regular evolution stones, they aren't as concerned about them as they are the main two. They collect people by kidnapping them and then keeping loved ones hostage.
Most of the time they are little siblings.
They won't hurt them and they get fed better than us but if us diggers try to escape or try to fight back then they drag those kids off somewhere and then they end up hypnotized. "
She nods down below where chimchar started to role play like those other pokemon and was currently helping out a wartortle.

"We dont know why they want those stones, maybe they are building an army? Or selling them to markets... We dont know because they wont talk around us."

The girl looks dejectedly down below as if she was one of the people trying to rebel and got her family hypnotized.

Meanwhile back at the oasis a sudden ruffling sound made Riolu and Bayleaf jump. Something was nearby and it was hard to tell if it was friend or foe... Since Wartortle ran off it was up to Bayleaf to defend this helpless weakend Riolu.

And back in the Center of the mine inside the largest tent the same man and woman rubbed their hands together for a grunt told them they were nearing their target....
But the gaurd made it seem as if the target was alive...

What will you do?

The girl filled Xander in on the situation. So they were after Mega Stones and Z Crystals?! This place was better than a literal gold mine! He knew that the ancient ground of the Cradle likely concealed some hidden treasures, but this was truly beyond belief. "Alright, thanks for that." Xander considered the information and tried to figure out how he could use it to his advantage. "Help should be on the way, but if we are to have any chance of freeing everyone, we need to swing the odds in our favour. That means freeing the enslaved and taking down guards." I'm going down into that chamber, you can either stay here and keep watch or come with me, the choice is yours."

Xander slips off his bag and retrieves an Escape Rope. He lashes one end to a nearby boulder and prepares to slide down through the hole into the chamber below. He hands Treecko some of the sleep darts they'd taken earlier, the Geecko would need them. "Alright Treecko, when the coast is clear I'm going to drop down into the chamber. Hopefully if I can at least avoid looking at anyone head on, the uniform should give me some limited cover. We're going to try and isolate some guards and when I give you the signal, you dart one and I drag him away. Got it?" Treecko nodded, he'd hang from above and snipe the guards, Camouflaging himself to make sure he wouldn't be seen. "So, are you coming?" Xander asked the girl.

Meanwhile, Chimchar had managed to blend in with some of the other Pokemon, including someone he certainly didn't expect to see. He slowly made his way over to Wartortle, how the hell did he get in here? The chimp gives his sneaky friend a nudge but Wartortle scowls at him, was Chimchar trying to blow his cover? Chimchar casually directed Wartortle's attention up to the hole in the ceiling, the Water type could see Xander preparing to enter the cavern. They had to draw attention away. His eyes begin to glow faintly as he taps into his psychic strength. He often used Confusion to play tricks on people, this time it would come in handy. He would use the attack to throw off someone who was carting materials, hopefully it would cause enough of a commotion for Xander to slip into the cavern without being seen.

Bayleef was nervous. Wartortle had left them, thinking they were more than safe hidden by the oasis. That didn't seem to be the case anymore, as something or someone was clearly lurking nearby. She extended her vines in preparation. As soon as she saw something she would wrap them up tight with Vine Whip and lull them to sleep with a Grass Whistle.
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