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Old 11-01-2020, 10:04 AM   #26
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Given that I have quite a free Sunday, I thought I'd make a start on things - just want to say a warm welcome to my second updatee, CyberBlastoise, looking forward to seeing what unfolds on the Ocean of Mystery!

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Having selected the Ocean of Mystery as your destination of choice within the Fizzific Ocean, you mobilise your most adept surfers to help you navigate the murky and tumultuous waters and assist you on your quest to seek answers from your past. Silver the Squirtle maintained a quiet but confident demeanour as he assisted your passage with his strong swimming abilities whilst Swift the Finneon happily took the lead, directing and steering the three of you as best he could through the choppy waters.

Before long, the initial confidence your Pokémon had appeared to be waning as the two paddle on into the unknown, both of them tiring slightly against the sheer power of the seas. The waves around the three of you appeared to be getting rougher and stronger as well, with Silver and Swift struggling to keep you completely afloat at times. Before long, a sight no seafaring man wishes to encounter comes into view amongst the tumult and foam: a gigantic whirlpool had formed from nowhere and the three of you were being drawn into its swirling maw before you could even react or think of escaping its clutches...


Something poking at your face wakes you from a peculiar slumber and you quickly realise that you are laying in the lapping waves of the surf on an island of some sort with a piece of seaweed adorning your forehead and face. A few metres along the sand, your Pokémon are finding their bearings similarly after their ordeal with the cavernous whirlpool; your Squirtle appearing to be knocking excess water out of his ears and from under his carapace whilst your Finneon lets the now-calm waves rush over his gills and give him a much needed breather. As you sit up, you realise that it couldn’t have been either of your Pokémon companions that roused you from sleep - so who or what did?

Taking stock of your surroundings, you realise that you are at the lowest point of the island you have mysteriously found yourself on. From where you stand, you can see that the beach starts to curve, indicating that wherever you are wasn’t a particularly large land mass. At the top of the sloping beach, a crude path appears to snake off upwards from the sands but you cannot make out a great deal of this due to a sea mist clinging thick to the air amongst the foliage. Nearby, a cluster of oceanic detritus surrounds a boulder with what appear to be etchings on the side that you can see. Further along the beach from where you are now, the dunes are cloaked with wild grasses and the three of you can hear the tell-tale sounds of what could be wild Pokémon in the vicinity.

What will you do?
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Old 11-07-2020, 02:27 AM   #27
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Xander was successful in his attempt at getting the Pincurchins’ attention away from the kelp they were destroying, but his plan was almost too effective as the spiky trio all turned their focus toward Pichu. The trainer would have to think on the fly or else the small electric mouse, who was well out of his element, would likely become the Pincurchin’s pin cushion. After he called out a strategy, Pichu began to Wish for a less-pointy outcome while Dewpider unleashed a small cloud of microbial parasites that Infested themselves onto one of the Pincurchin, leaving it very itchy and uncomfortable.

None too pleased, the infected Pincurchin turned its ire towards Dewpider, Pecking him with its sharp quills for some solid damage. Pichu rushed forward to his ally’s aid as another Pincurchin released a Thunder Shock that rippled through the water in Dewpider’s direction at first, but the electrical current quickly changed course. However, instead of absorbing into Pichu’s Lightningrod-like tail, the energy coursed into one of the Pincurchin’s own allies, powering it up as it released a jet of a Water Gun that slammed into Pichu. Pichu quickly regained his bearings and began to Rough-Play the Pincurchin who shot him while Dewpider fired off a jet of its own water at the Pincurchin in the back as the temperature turned Scalding for a brief moment.

As two of the Pincurchin aimed at Dewpider and the third aimed at Pichu, the trio unleased a flurry of needles, the Fury Attack striking the pair for point blank damage. However, the attack was interrupted as Oshawott came swooping in and dropped a decent sized rock on the Pincurchin. It dealt some solid damage, but the process of building up the attack seemed to be taking too long so Xander ordered for Empoleon to assist the sea otter in finding a more efficient weapon to fight with. While the rocky reef jutted out at various outcroppings, the dense kelp made it hard to get a good visual on what was around them.
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The seabed was covered in algae and a lone Staryu wanted no part in the commotion going on around it as it minded its own business. Finding something around here might be a bit harder than initially intended; as the kelp forest’s floor was like trying to search for a needle in a haystack. Or perhaps, hay in a needle stack, as the three Pincurchin prepared to unleash more spikes onto the defending Pokemon.



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As the Venipede skittered out of the hole in the ground and bared its pointed mandibles at the pair of Farfetch’d, Zak asked for Asha to fend it off while her wild counterpart continue its search for a suitable weapon. The centipede was half the size of the ducks, but it didn’t seem to be any lacking in confidence as it prepared to defend its turf and its meal. Asha initiated combat by kicking up a cloud of sand in the Venipede’s direction, but the bug quickly Curled up into a Defensive ball to shield its eyes. Asha then seized the opportunity to Peck at the immobile bug for a solid super effective hit, but some of the damage was mitigated by the Venipede’s hardened exoskeleton. The Venipede hissed and began to Roll, ramming into the unsuspecting bird for a decent hit.

Meanwhile, the wild Farfetch’d listened as Zak pointed out another leek to try and unearth. Even though only the tip of the sprout was visible from above the surface of the dirt, judging from the width of the leafage Zak could tell that there was likely something substantial underground. Farfetch’d began by giving it a gentle tug; it didn’t want to rip the leaf any, but his effort was met with absolute resistance. This one was likely going to be a lot harder to unearth than the previous one, being so deeply rooted underground. Farfetch’d began to kick some of the surrounding dirt away to get a better grip on the leek, as it was going to take him some time to excavate it properly.

Time might not be on their side however, as the Venipede Rolled Out into Asha a second time, dealing a bit more damage than its first impact. Asha could definitely feel the sting of that strike. She would have to act fast before the Venipede’s chaining attacks escalated too quickly.
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Old 11-07-2020, 04:34 AM   #28
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Xander was successful in his attempt at getting the Pincurchins’ attention away from the kelp they were destroying, but his plan was almost too effective as the spiky trio all turned their focus toward Pichu. The trainer would have to think on the fly or else the small electric mouse, who was well out of his element, would likely become the Pincurchin’s pin cushion. After he called out a strategy, Pichu began to Wish for a less-pointy outcome while Dewpider unleashed a small cloud of microbial parasites that Infested themselves onto one of the Pincurchin, leaving it very itchy and uncomfortable.

None too pleased, the infected Pincurchin turned its ire towards Dewpider, Pecking him with its sharp quills for some solid damage. Pichu rushed forward to his ally’s aid as another Pincurchin released a Thunder Shock that rippled through the water in Dewpider’s direction at first, but the electrical current quickly changed course. However, instead of absorbing into Pichu’s Lightningrod-like tail, the energy coursed into one of the Pincurchin’s own allies, powering it up as it released a jet of a Water Gun that slammed into Pichu. Pichu quickly regained his bearings and began to Rough-Play the Pincurchin who shot him while Dewpider fired off a jet of its own water at the Pincurchin in the back as the temperature turned Scalding for a brief moment.

As two of the Pincurchin aimed at Dewpider and the third aimed at Pichu, the trio unleased a flurry of needles, the Fury Attack striking the pair for point blank damage. However, the attack was interrupted as Oshawott came swooping in and dropped a decent sized rock on the Pincurchin. It dealt some solid damage, but the process of building up the attack seemed to be taking too long so Xander ordered for Empoleon to assist the sea otter in finding a more efficient weapon to fight with. While the rocky reef jutted out at various outcroppings, the dense kelp made it hard to get a good visual on what was around them.
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The seabed was covered in algae and a lone Staryu wanted no part in the commotion going on around it as it minded its own business. Finding something around here might be a bit harder than initially intended; as the kelp forest’s floor was like trying to search for a needle in a haystack. Or perhaps, hay in a needle stack, as the three Pincurchin prepared to unleash more spikes onto the defending Pokemon.
"Nothing? There has to be something around here somewhere!" Empoleon's search had been fruitless, nothing but a lone Staryu and algae. There had to be something around here though, a big shell, some scrap wood or metal from a ship, something! Oshawott was having next to no impact, despite its insistence on continuing this fight. Xander would have preferred a peaceful resolution, but the otter was intent on seeing the Pincurchin's dispersed. Pichu and Dewpider were only having slightly more success. The pair weren't battle hardened and were putting up a decent fight, but it was clear the Pincurchin had the home field advantage. Pichu's Lighting Rod ability was making things a bit easier, eliminating the risk of the Pincurchin's electric moves, but it appeared the Pincurchin also possessed this ability. They were now using it to power each other up, a concerning development for sure. They needed more power, but getting it wouldn't be easy.

"Dewpider, try a Power Split!" While the bell spider wasn't natural powerful, the attack would allow it to siphon off of the Pincurchin's strength. "Follow up with a Liquidation." Between the Power Split and its Water Bubble ability, that Liquidation would hopefully put a dent in the hard exoskeleton on the Pincurchin. Meanwhile, Pichu was getting frustrated. Unable to make use of the Electric moves it excelled at, it was struggling to find a way to contribute. Its frustration soon turns into an Uproar, the sound waves travelling much faster through the water than they would through air. "That's it Pichu, keep trying, don't give in!"

Xander looked at the Oshawott, why was it so insistent on using rocks? "Come on Oshawott, you can do better than that!" Xander shouted, "Water moves will hurt those bastards just as much as those rocks." Xander was still scanning the seafloor for something useful, there had to be something down here....
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Old 11-07-2020, 11:30 AM   #29
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As the Venipede skittered out of the hole in the ground and bared its pointed mandibles at the pair of Farfetch’d, Zak asked for Asha to fend it off while her wild counterpart continue its search for a suitable weapon. The centipede was half the size of the ducks, but it didn’t seem to be any lacking in confidence as it prepared to defend its turf and its meal. Asha initiated combat by kicking up a cloud of sand in the Venipede’s direction, but the bug quickly Curled up into a Defensive ball to shield its eyes. Asha then seized the opportunity to Peck at the immobile bug for a solid super effective hit, but some of the damage was mitigated by the Venipede’s hardened exoskeleton. The Venipede hissed and began to Roll, ramming into the unsuspecting bird for a decent hit.

Meanwhile, the wild Farfetch’d listened as Zak pointed out another leek to try and unearth. Even though only the tip of the sprout was visible from above the surface of the dirt, judging from the width of the leafage Zak could tell that there was likely something substantial underground. Farfetch’d began by giving it a gentle tug; it didn’t want to rip the leaf any, but his effort was met with absolute resistance. This one was likely going to be a lot harder to unearth than the previous one, being so deeply rooted underground. Farfetch’d began to kick some of the surrounding dirt away to get a better grip on the leek, as it was going to take him some time to excavate it properly.

Time might not be on their side however, as the Venipede Rolled Out into Asha a second time, dealing a bit more damage than its first impact. Asha could definitely feel the sting of that strike. She would have to act fast before the Venipede’s chaining attacks escalated too quickly.
Facing off against her venomous foe, Asha the Farfetch'd initiated the first move in the form of a Sand Attack. This didn't quite hit the mark, though, as the wild Venipede curled into a defensive position at the sight of the oncoming dusts. Despite this, the Wild Duck lunged forward to peck at the curled up critter, delivering a decent hit to her foe. This only seemed to enrage the wild Venipede though and it began to unleash a series of harsh attacks, rolling up into a tight ball and crashing into Asha numerous times with a growing gusto.

"Okay, Asha, we need to get you out of that bug's reach - I want you to fly up and try to avoid taking another hit if you can. Once you're up in the air, get ready to charge up and dish out an Attack from the Sky."

With another set of orders given to his own Farfetch'd, Zak turned his attention to assisting the wild Farfetch'd with his excavation of the deep-rooted vegetable. Not wanting to assume that the solitary duck would be happy with him just getting stuck in, he kneeled at the opposite side of the sprouting leek and spoke as respectfully as he could to the hard at work bird:

"I think Asha has got things covered with the Venipede so I want to help get you armed. What do you say to jumping into the fray once we do, as well?"

As the man spoke, he furled both of his hands into imitation claws akin to those of a Drilbur before swiftly punching the air between the two of them. Waiting for the Farfetch'd's response, Zak made sure to keep an eye on Asha's second round against the Venipede and spotted Hiru standing nearby. In all of the excitement at the discovery of the patch of leeks and the sudden appearance of a wild Pokémon, the man had forgotten all about their Minnaon friend, deciding quickly to motion him to join in with the digging as well.

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With the three Pincurchin poised to strike, Xander gave a call to action to his Dewpider and Pichu. He gave the Oshawott some encouraging words as well, as the young sea otter scrambled to look for a weapon to put himself on a level playing field with the trio of electric typed sea urchins. However, the Oshawott didn’t seem to take too much notice of the Pokemon trainer, keeping its focus locked in on its foes as well as its unsuccessful search at finding some kind of shell to attack with.

The three Pincurchin unleashed their volley of Fury Attacks, sharp little needles that pierced through the water. Dewpider began to glow purple as it Swapped Power with one of the assailing pincushions, weakening the force of the blow that hit the aquatic spider. Pichu took the brunt of an attack as well, as the electric mouse began wailing a sonorous Uproar that echoed throughout the seabed as the shockwave of the sound waves only slightly impeded the needles. Oshawott however, was busy scanning the algae covered rocks for something useful when it was struck at full power by the spiky volley, crying out in pain as it happened. With the barrage subsided, Dewpider took the initiative to dart in and strike the Pincurchin that it had previously weakened with a crushing Liquidation, rendering the Pincurchin unconscious. With one of their allies incapacitated, the two remaining Pincurchin bunched together, upset and ready to avenge their fallen comrade.

Oshawott’s handicap was putting it in a tight spot, so Xander and Empoleon increased their search to assist it. Just like before, the conditions were incredibly difficult to spot anything remotely of use. However, after a few moments of searching, Empoleon pointed to a small but decent enough sized cowrie shell on the ocean floor. It was black with white spots and had a very smooth and streamlined shape. It was hardly the razor-edged scallop that Oshawott were accustomed to using, but it might be better than nothing.



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The armored Venipede’s Rollout was beginning to rack up damage as it gained more and more momentum, so Zak needed to act quickly as he called out his next plan to Asha. As Venipede rolled in for yet another crushing strike, the trainer’s Farfetch’d began flapping her wings and took to the air in an evasive maneuver. As it missed its mark, Venipede uncoiled from its ball as it landed in the dirt, hissing angrily.

With the momentum now in her favor, Asha began to glow a fiery red as if the flames of a Ho-oh were welling up inside of her. Sensing its impending danger, the Venipede swiftly countered by balling itself back up in another Defensive Curl. Ready to unleash the full might of her charged up power, Asha swopped down onto the bug type with an immense glow, attacking it with the power of the sky. Although its hard exterior was able to shield it from some of the blow, the Venipede was certainly much worse for wear after the Farfetch’d collided into it. However, Asha did not come out unscathed, as the Poison Point of the Venipede’s spiked quills seemed to inject a small dose of toxins into her bloodstream.

Meanwhile, as the battle unfolded Zak turned to assist the wild Fatfetch’d in its attempt at unearthing the massive subterranean leek. Hiru joined in as well, kneeling in the dirt as the pair awaited the Farfetch’d’s reaction. A proud warrior, the Farfetch’d initially seemed against receiving any assistance in acquiring its weapon, but seeing as it was pretty clear that it wouldn’t be able to unearth this leek any time soon, it silently nodded its head. Having given the pair of humans the green light to assist it, the Farfetch’d turned his focus back towards the leek and continued to kick away some of the dirt surrounding the base of the leek.
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The armored Venipede’s Rollout was beginning to rack up damage as it gained more and more momentum, so Zak needed to act quickly as he called out his next plan to Asha. As Venipede rolled in for yet another crushing strike, the trainer’s Farfetch’d began flapping her wings and took to the air in an evasive maneuver. As it missed its mark, Venipede uncoiled from its ball as it landed in the dirt, hissing angrily.

With the momentum now in her favor, Asha began to glow a fiery red as if the flames of a Ho-oh were welling up inside of her. Sensing its impending danger, the Venipede swiftly countered by balling itself back up in another Defensive Curl. Ready to unleash the full might of her charged up power, Asha swopped down onto the bug type with an immense glow, attacking it with the power of the sky. Although its hard exterior was able to shield it from some of the blow, the Venipede was certainly much worse for wear after the Farfetch’d collided into it. However, Asha did not come out unscathed, as the Poison Point of the Venipede’s spiked quills seemed to inject a small dose of toxins into her bloodstream.

Meanwhile, as the battle unfolded Zak turned to assist the wild Fatfetch’d in its attempt at unearthing the massive subterranean leek. Hiru joined in as well, kneeling in the dirt as the pair awaited the Farfetch’d’s reaction. A proud warrior, the Farfetch’d initially seemed against receiving any assistance in acquiring its weapon, but seeing as it was pretty clear that it wouldn’t be able to unearth this leek any time soon, it silently nodded its head. Having given the pair of humans the green light to assist it, the Farfetch’d turned his focus back towards the leek and continued to kick away some of the dirt surrounding the base of the leek.
Having been given permission to help by the wild Farfetch’d, Zak threw a quick thumbs up to Hiru before beginning to scrabble at the packed dirt around the base of the buried leek with all of his might, hoping the boy would join in with similar effort. Surely if there was three of them working at the excavation, it wouldn’t be long before the vegetable was uprooted and their new friend could arm itself once more.

Nearby, Asha continued her bout with the wild Venipede, managing to fly up high and prepare for a Sky Attack before crashing into her foe with a crimson glow cloaking her every feather. This turned out not to be the best strategy and, glancing up from the task at hand, Zak found himself wincing as the Wild Duck fell foul to the critter’s deadly quills. In a heartbeat, the toxins injected began their journey through Asha’s bloodstream, poisoning her almost instantly. The man knew he would need to end things fast if he didn’t want the Venipede to defeat his own Farfetch’d, particularly given that the critter had already landed a couple of successful hits prior to the poisoning.

“Good going, Asha - I know you’re feeling the effects of that thing’s poisonous barbs but I want you to try and finish it before it can land any more blows. Start off with a Double Team and then try to hit it with your best Body Slam before it can react!”

With orders given, the man said a silent prayer and continued on with the digging he had volunteered himself for, one eye constantly on Asha and the battle they found themselves in.
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