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Chapter 24: Pinnacle
{Victory Road is the last - or rather next to last, second to last? - challenge for Trainers attempting to become the Champion. It is a cave of trials, requiring nearly all of the Hidden moves to traverse, and Wild Pokemon more powerful than almost anywhere else in the region. What's more, every trainer there has beaten every Gym Leader. Some, like Vito Winstrate, experience their first loss here. Others fall victim to a sort of Stage Fright. However, it does not go on forever, and the cream of the elite eventually reach the Pokemon League Building on it's far side.}

Shay: Finally made it.

{The building incorperates both a Pokemon Center and Mart to recover and restock for their challenge.

Shay: That's 99 Hyper Potions, 99 Full Restores, and 99 Revives. And 46 Full Heals with the leftovers. That Amulet Coin really worked for me...

Party Setup:

Shay: Sorry, Luna. I've done a bit of research and almost none of the Elite Four use Physical Types.

Luna: Yin...

Shay: Don't be like that. you haven't been replaced, it's just that your new niche doesn't help this time. Be right back!

Guards: Beyond this point, only those Trainers who have collected all the Gym Badges are permitted to enter. Trainer, permit us to check that you have all the Gym Badges.

Shay: (I guess not all of the badges are technically needed to get this far.) Here.

Guards: Trainer! Believe in yourself and your Pokemon and go forth!

{Shay enters a long hallway. The entrance silently closes behind her. She walks through it and passes into an arena. She faces the Trainer waiting for her, a punk with a red mohawk}

Elite four #1: Welcome, Challenger! I'm Sidney of the Elite Four.

Shay: I'm Shay. Dark Specialist. I see we're the same.

Sidney: I like that look you're giving me. I guess you'll give me a good match. That's good! Looking real good! All Right! You and me, Let's enjoy a battle that can only be staged here in the Pokemon League!

{Battle Start: Versus Sidney : Elite Four #1}

Shay: You start things off, Dart.

{Sidney sent out Mightyena Lv 46. Dart is intimidated.}

Shay: Wash him away.

{Turn 1: Dart weakens Mightyena with Surf. Mightyena uses Double Edge, and Dart's Rough Skin finishes him off. Sidney prepares to send in Cacturne Lv 46..}

Shay: Stay in there. Use Ice Beam!

{Turn 2: Dart brings Cacturne down to critical levels. Cacturne finishes him off with Needle Arm.}

Shay: Go, Eclipse! Swords Dance!

{Turn 3: Sidney uses a Full Restore before Eclipse can move. Swords Dance raises Eclipse's attack power hugely.}

Shay: Perfect timing. Now, Secret Power!

{Turn 4: Cacturne is weakened, and uses Cotton Spore to slow the Absol down.}

Shay: Again.

{Turn 5: Cacturne attacks with Needle Arm. Eclipse finishes him off. Sidney prepares to send in Shiftry Lv 48}

Shay: Use Quick Attack!

{Turn 6: Shiftry uses Double Team afterwards.}

Shay: Secret Power again!

{Turn 7: Shiftry uses Swagger raising Eclipse's attack Power even more and confusing him. Eclipse manages to attack normally, but misses.}

Shay: Hold back! I'm gonna try something...

{Turn 8: Shay uses a Full Restore. Shiftry uses Torment, preventing Eclipse from using the same move twice in a row.}

Shay: Quick attack!

{Turn 9: Shiftry is in critical condition, but manages another Swagger, maximizing Eclipse's attack power and confusing him.}

Shay: At this extreme, confusion damage could be enough for Eclipse to OHKO himself. I can't let that happen.

{Turn 10: Shay plays the yellow flute. Shiftry uses Double Team.}

Shay: Please let this work... Secret Power!

{Turn 11: Shiftry uses Swagger before Eclipse can use Secret Power. But they both miss!}

Shay: Now, Quick Attack!

{Turn 12:Eclipse misses. Shiftry uses Swagger again.}

{Turn 13: Shay plays the yellow flute. Shiftry uses Double Team.

{Turn 14: Shiftry uses Swagger. Eclipse tries Secret Power but hrts himself, barely withstanding his own attack.}

{Turn 15: Shay uses a Full Restore. Shiftry uses Double Team.}

Shay: Now, Quick Attack!

{Turn 16: Eclipse misses. Shiftry uses Swagger.}

{Turn 17: Shay plays the Yellow Flute. Shiftry uses Double Team}

{Turn 18: Shiftry uses Swagger. Eclipse manages to hit with Secret Power, taking Shiftry down!}

Shay: Did it!

{Sidney prepares to send in Crawdaunt Lv 48.}

Shay: We're staying.

{Turn 19: Shay plays the Yellow Flute. Crawdaunt uses Swords Dance.}

Shay: Now, Attack!

{Turn 20: Eclipse uses Quick Attack (He's still affected by Torment). Crawdaunt is weakened, but uses Swords Dance again.}

{Turn 21: Eclipse uses Secret Power, finishing off Crawdaunt. Sidney prepares to send in Absol Lv 49}

Shay: Eclipse, keep attacking!

{Turn 22: Eclipse uses Quick Attack. The enemy absol is weakened, but uses Swords Dance and eats his Sitrus Berry.}

Shay: (I hope the Quick Claw triggers again...) Secret Power!

{Turn 23: Eclipse atacks first with Secret Power, finishing off Absol. Eclipse tries to learn Perish Song, but Shay decides against it.}

{Sidney has been defeated.}

Sidney: Well, how do you like that? I lost! Eh, it was fun, so it doesn't matter.

Shay: So this proves it. Even If I'm not the Champion, I am the most skillful Dark Specialist n Hoenn.

{The door at the far end of the Arena opens up.}

Sidney: Well, listen to what this loser has to say. You've got what it takes to go far. Now, go on to the next room and enjoy your next battle!

{Shay goes through another stairway corridoor, and uses items to heal her team. She emerges in another, differently colored arena. The trainer here looks vaguely out of place: a young girl with flowers in her hair and a blue skirt.}

Elite Four #2: Ahahaha! I'm Phoebe of the Elite Four. I did my training on Mt. Pyre. While I trained, I gained the ability to commune with Ghost-type Pokemon.

Shay: Impressive.

Phoebe: Yes, the bond I developed with Pokemon is extremely tight. So, come on, just try and see if you can even inflict damage on my pokemon!

Shay: Heh, poor choice of threats against a Dark Specialist! Shay is the name, not like it matters, and I've fought hard with my Pokemon. Lets see what yours can do!

{Battle Start: Versus Phoebe : Elite Four #2}

Shay: Go, Dart!

{Phoebe sends out Dusclops Lv 48}

Shay: Crunch attack!

{Turn 1: Dusclops uses Protect.}

{Turn 2: Dusclops pulls off a second Protect}

{Turn 3: Dart gets an attack in. Dusclops attacks with Shadow Punch, but it doesn't do much.}

{Turn 4: Phoebe uses a Full Restore. Dart's next Crunch attack lowers Dart's Special Defense.}

{Turn 5: Dart finishes off Dusclops with another crunch. Pheobe prepares to send in Banette Lv 49}

Shay: (Dusclops drained most of Crunch's uses... but Dart can still fight.} Keep it up, Dart!

{Turn 6: Dart beats Banette in one attack. Pheobe prepares to send out Sableye Lv 50}

Shay: You can do it! Use Earthquake!

{Turn 7: Dart gets a Critical hit, but sableeye survives and uses double Team.}

Shay: Then Surf!

{Turn 8: Dart hits with Surf and finishes off Sableye. Pheobe prepares to send out Dusclops Lv 51}

Shay: Stay in, but start with Surf!

{Turn 9: Dart strikes first. Dusclops strikes back with Earthquake, weakening Dart.}

Shay: Now, full power! Crunch!

{Turn 10: Dart attacks with Crunch. Surprisingly, it isn't enough and Dusclops' Rock Slide kayos Dart.}

Shay: Go for it, Leiden!

{Dusclops eats it's Sitrus Berry.}

Shay: Faint attack!

{Turn 11: Leiden's attack finishes off Dusclops. Phoebe prepares to send out Banette Lv 49}

Shay: Shift in, Mojo! Faint Attack!

{Turn 12: Mojo's Faint Attack weakens Banette. She fires back with Shadow Ball}

Shay: One more time!

{Turn 13: Mojo finishes off Banette.}

{Phoebe is defeated.}

Phoebe: Oh, darn. I've gone and lost.

Shay: It was hard to overcome your disadvantage against a team specifically designed to take advantage of it.

{The door behind Phoebe opens.}

Phoebe: But more than that, there's a definite bond between you and your Pokemon, too. I didn't recognize it, so it's only natural that I lost. Yup, I'd like to see how far your bond will carry you. Go ahead. Move to the next room.

Shay: I see why you work with other people who use different types. Maybe... our ways are still wrong...

{After another corridor, Shay emerges in another arena. But this one is noticeably colder. Shay heals her pokemon to prepare to fight the opponent: A woman of indeterminate age}

Elite Four #3: Welcome, my name is Glacia of the Elite Four. I've traveled from afar to hoenn so that I may hone my ice skills.

Shay: (What a coincidence.)

Glacia: But all I have seen are challenges by weak Trainers and their Pokemon. What about you?

Shay: I'm Shay. Dark Specialist.

Glacia: It would please me to no end if I could go all out against you!

Shay: I'm ready!

{Battle Start: Versus Glacia : Elite Four #3}

Shay: Go, Fargus!

{Glacia sent out Sealeo, Lv 50}

Shay: Swords Dance!

{Turn 1: Fargus uses Swords dance. Sealeo make it Hail.}

Shay: (I have a limited number of attacks. I need to make them all count.) Swords dance again!

{Turn 2: Fargus keeps dancing. Sealeo uses Body Slam}

Shay: One more time!

{Turn 3: Fargus' power is maximized. Sealeo paralyzes him with Body Slam}

{Turn 4: Shay uses a Full Restore on Fargus. Sealeo uses Encore.}

Shay: (Darn. I have to let them stall it out.)

{Turn 5: Sealeo uses Body Slam. The hail stops.}

{Turn 6: Sealeo uses Hail. Encore ends}

Shay: Now, Sludge Bomb attack!

{Turn 7: Fargus is powerful enough to take Sealeo down in one hit. Glacia prepares to send out Sealeo Lv 52.}

Shay: Keep it up! attack again!

{Turn 8: Fargus beats the second Sealeo like the first. Glacia prepares to send out Glalie Lv 52}

Shay: You can still win!

{Turn 9: Glalie uses Ice beam, leaving Crawdaunt in critical condition. But Gllie can't withstand Fargus' retaliation. Glacia prepares to send out Walrein Lv 53.}

Shay: Shift out! You won't be able to go on with this hail. Mojo, use Needle Arm!

{Turn 10: Walrein uses Ice beam to take Mojo down in one hit. Hail ends.}

Shay: Blast it, I wasn't expecting that... Then go Dart! Eathquake attack!

{Turn 11: Walrein stands up to Earthquake and tries a Sheer Cold attack. Thankfully it misses.}

Shay: crunch?

{Turn 12: Crunch is a bit more effective. Sheer cold misses again.}

Shay: Crunch again! (But this is he last one...)

{Turn 13: Walrein is quite weak. Sheer cold misses again as Walrein eats her Sitrus berry.}

Shay: My best option... is this!

{Turn 14: Shay feeds Dart a Leppa Berry. Walrein uses Ice Beam, weakening Dart.}

Shay: Now, crunch again!

{Turn 15: Walrein barely survives Crunch, and the scrapes from Dart's rough Skin as she body slams him to finish him off.}

Shay: Grr... Eclipse, Swords Dance.

{Turn 16: Glacia uses a Full Restore on Walrein.}

Shay: Keep it up...

{Turn 17: Walrein defeats Eclipse instantly with Sheer Cold.}

Shay: Unbelievable...Exde, Fake out!

{Turn 18: Walrein flinches, but easily stands up to Fake Out.}

Shay: Now, Giga Drain!

{Turn 19: Walrein uses Ice Beam an beats Exde immediately.}

Shay: Leiden, you're up. Confuse Ray.

{Turn 20: Walrein uses Surf. It's a critical hit that beats Leiden instantly.}

Shay: It's just Fargus left, but not for long!

{Turn 21: Shay revives Eclipse. Walrein Beats Fargus with Ice Beam.}

{Turn 22: Shay revives Fargus. Walrein's Surf beats Eclipse.}

{Turn 23: Shay revives Eclipse. Walrein's Ice beam beats Fargus.}

{Turn 24: Shay revives Dart. Walrein's Surf beats Eclipse.}

{Turn 25: Shay revives Eclipse. Walrein's Surf beats Dart.}

{Turn 26: Shay revives Dart. Walrein's surf beats Eclipse.}

{Turn 27: Shay revives Eclipse. Walrein's Body Slam beats Dart, but Walrein scrapes herself on him.}

{Turn 28: Shay revives Dart. Walrein's Surf beats Eclipse.}

{Turn 29: Shay revives Eclipse. Walrein's Body Slam beats Dart, but she scrapes herself.}

{Turn 30: Shay revives Dart. Walrein's Surf beats Eclipse.}

{Turn 31: Shay revives Eclipse. Walrein's Surf beats Dart.}

[Turn 32: Shay revives Dart. Walrein's Surf beats Eclipse.}

{Turn 33: Shay revives Eclipse. Warein's Body Slam almost beats Dart, but he barely hangs on.}

Shay: That's it. time to pull ourselves back up!

{Turn 34: Shay heals Dart. Walrein uses Ice Beam. It's a critical hit that beats Dart.}

Shay: Here we go again...

{Turn 35: Shay revives Dart. Walrein's Ice Beam beats Eclipse.}

{Turn 36: Shay Revive's Eclipse. Walrein's Body slam beats Dart.}

{Turn 37: Shay revives Dart. Walrein's Ice beam beats Eclipse.}

{turn 38: Shay revives Eclipse. Walrein's body slam beats Dart.}

{Turn 39: Shay revives Dart. Walrein's Body slam doesn't beat Eclipse.}

Shay: Now where were we? Ah right.

{Turn 40: Shay heals Eclipse. Walrein's body slam paralyzes Eclipse.}

{Turn 41: Shay uses a Full Restore on Eclipse. Walrein uses Body Slam again.}

{Turn 42: Walrein uses Body Slam and paralyzes Eclipse. Eclipse uses Swords Dance.}

{Turn 43: Shay uses a Full Restore on Eclipse. Walrein uses Body Slam.}

{Turn 44: Walrein is reduced to Struggling. Eclipse uses Swords dance.}

{Turn 45: Shay heals Eclipse.}

{Turn 46: Eclipse uses Swords Dance.}

Shay: That's enough. Finish her.

{Turn 47: Walrein uses Struggle to weaken Eclipse, but she is beaten at last. Glacia prepares to send out Glalie Lv 50.}

Shay: Secret Power.

{Turn 48: Eclipse paralyzes Glalie, but she strikes back with Icy wind, defeating him.}

Shay: Dart, Earthquake!

{Turn 49: Glacia uses a Full restore. Glalie stands up to Earthquake.}

Shay: Oh, darn.

{Turn 50: Shay revives Eclipse. Glalie uses Icy Wind on Dart.}

{Turn 51: Shay heals Dart. Glalie uses ice beam. It's a critical hit that freezes Dart.}

{Turn 52: Shay uses a Full Restore on Dart. Glalie uses cunch.}

{Turn 53: Glalie uses Light Screen. Dart attacks with Earthquake, weakening her.}

{Turn 54: Glalie uses Ice Beam. Dart survives and finishes her off with Eartquake.}

{Glacia was defeated}

Glacia: You and your Pokemon... how hot your spirits burn!

Shay: The final flame never dies. Until...

Glacia: The all-consuming heat overwhelms. It's no surprise that my icy skills failed to harm you.

{The door behind Glacia opens.}

Glacia: Advance to the next room. And there, confirm the truly fearsome side of the Pokemon League.

Shay: (That... was too tense... If it weren't for my ridiculously huge stock of items...)

{Shay heals her team as they go through the next corridor. Holes built into the edges of the next arena reveal stalagmites, and Shay switches Dart back to the front of her team. The last member is apparently an old sea captain.}

Elite four #4: I am the last of the Pokemon league Elite four, Drake the Dragon master!

Shay: I'm Shay, Dark specialist. My initial curiosity about that type hasn't led me to find out much though...

Drake: In their natural state, Pokemon are wild living things. they are free. At times they hinder us. At times, they help us. For us to battle with Pokemon as partners, do you know what it takes?

Shay: ...

Drake: Do you know what is needed? If you don't, then you will never prevail over me!

{Battle Start: Versus Drake : Elite Four #4}

Shay: Dart, stand by...

{Drake sent out Shelgon Lv 52.}

Shay: Ice Beam!

{Turn 1: Shelgon used Protect.}

{Turn 2: Dart uses Ice Beam, severely weakening Shelgon. Shelgon uses Rock Tomb, slowing Dart down.}

Shay: (This might get complicated...) Ice Beam again!

{Turn 3: Drake used a Full Restore. Ice beam again leaves Shelgon in critical condition.}

Shay: Again!

{Turn 4: Dart finishes off Shelgon. Drake prepares to send in Altaria Lv 54.}

Shay: Stay in, and use Ice Beam!

{Turn 5: Altaria uses Dragon Dance. He barely survives Ice beam}

{Turn 6: Alteria uses Aerial Ace. Dart barely survives, but finishes the round with another Ice Beam. Drake prepares to send in Kingdra.}

Shay: Shift in, Mojo! Leech Seed!

{Turn 7: Kingdra uses Smokescreen, but is hit by Leech Seed.}

Shay: Hm. Just as planned.

{Turn 8: Shay heals Dart. Kingdra uses Body Slam.}

Shay: He's tough though...

{Turn 9: Shay heals Mojo. Kingdra uses Body Slam.}

Shay: Better risk it. Faint attack!

{Turn 10: Kingdra uses dragon dance. Mojo lands Faint attack. Kingdra is getting weak...}

Shay: Again!

{Turn 11: Kingdra uses Body slam. Mojo barely survives, but faint attack and the drain from Leech seed finish Kingdra off. Drake prepares to send out Flygon Lv 53. }

Shay: Alright. Go for it, Dart! Ice Beam!

{Turn 12: Flygon uses Earthquake and beats Dart immediately.}

Shay: {is left wide eyed.}

{Turn 13: Shay sends out Exde and has her use Fake out. Flygon flinches.}

{Turn 14: Flygon uses Flamethrower. Exde barely survives with a burn, but manages a Secret Power.}

{Turn 15: Shay heals Exde. Flygon uses Crunch.}

{Turn 16: Flygon uses Flamethrower, Exde paralyzes him with Secret Power.}

Shay: Alright. Now we have a chance.

{Turn 17: Shay heals Exde. Flygon uses Dragonbreath.}

{Turn 18: Shay heals Mojo. Flygon uses Flamethrower and beats Exde.}

Shay: Go Fargus! Hold the line!

{Turn 19: Shay revives Dart. Flygon uses Earthquake.}

{Turn 20: Shay heals Dart. Flygon uses Earthquake. Fargus falls.}

Shay: Let's try this again. Go, Dart! Ice Beam!

{Turn 21: Dart beats Flygon with Ice Beam. Drake prepares to send out Salamance Lv 55}

Shay: Shift in, Eclipse! Secret Power!

{Turn 22: Salamance uses Dragon claw. Eclipse barely survives.}

Shay: Paralysis didn't work, but if Eclipse can stay in there...

{Turn 23: Shay heals Eclipse. Salamance uses Dragon Claw.}

{Turn 24: Shay heals Eclipse. Salamance uses Crunch.}

{Turn 25: Shay heals Eclipse. Salamance uses Dragon claw.}

{Turn 26: Shay heals Eclipse. Salamance uses Rock Slide.}

{Turn 27: Shay heals Eclipse. Salemance uses Dragon Claw.}

{Turn 28: Shay heals Eclipse. Salamance uses Crunch. Eclipse's Special Defence is down.}

{Turn 29: Shay revives Fargus. Salamance uses Dragon claw to finish off Eclipse. Shay sends out Fargus.}

{Turn 30: Shay revives Eclipse. Salamance uses Dragon Claw to finish off Fargus. Shay sends out Eclipse.}

{Turn 31: Shay heals Eclipse. Salamance uses Rock Slide.}

{Turn 32: Shay heals Eclipse. Salamance uses Flamethrower. Eclipse is burned.}

{Turn 33: Shay uses a Full Restore on Eclipse. Salamance uses Dragon Claw.}

{Turn 34: Shay heals Eclipse. Salamance uses Dragon Claw.}

{Turn 35: Shay heals Eclipse. Salamance uses Crunch. }

{Turn 36: Shay heals Eclipse. Salamance uses Crunch. }

Shay: (He must not be able to use Dragon claw anymore. Now's the time...) Secret Power!

{Turn 37: Salamance uses Rock Slide. Eclipse flinched.}

{Turn 38: Shay heals Eclipse. Salamance uses Rock Slide.}

{Turn 39: Shay heals Eclipse. Salamance uses Rock Slide.}

{Turn 40: Shay heals Eclipse. Salamance uses Flamethrower. }

{Turn 41: Shay heals Eclipse. Salamance uses Flamethrower.}

{Turn 42: Shay heals Eclipse. Salamance uses Flamethrower. It's a critical hit, defeating Eclipse. Shay sends out Leiden}

Shay: Leiden, use Confuse Ray! (I need to buy more time...)

{Turn 43: Salamance uses flamethrower. Leiden is greatly weakened but uses Confuse Ray.}

{Turn 44: Shay heals Leiden. Salamance uses Crunch.}

{Turn 45: Shay revives Eclipse. Salamance uses Flamethrower, defeating Leiden. Shay sends out Dart.}

Shay: Go for an Ice Beam!

{Turn 46: Salamance snaps out of confusion and uses Flamethrower. Dart uses Ice Beam and freezes Salamance, who can still swallow his sitrus Berry.}

{Turn 47: Drake uses a Full Restore. Dart uses his last Ice Beam attack.}

Shay: Crunch attack!

{Turn 48: Salamance uses Flamethrower. Dart just stays conscious and finishes the fight with one last attack.}

{Drake was defeated}

Drake: Superb, it should be said.

Shay: We did it...

{The last door opens.}

Drake: You deserve every credit for coming this far as a Trainer of Pokemon. You do seem to know what is needed.

Shay: So what a trainer needs...

Drake: Yes, what a Trainer needs is a virtuous heart. Pokemon touch the good hearts of Trainers and learn good from wrong. They touch the good hearts of Trainers and grow strong.

Shay: I understand. (So, he saw that since I didn't let my Pokemon stay down when they were injured and healed whenever I could, I had to care about their well being.)

Drake: Go! Go onwards! The Champion is waiting!

{This last staircase is much longer than the others. Lights flash up from the darkness over the sides. Shay heals her team and wonders what comes next.}

Shay: Who is the Champion? A recluse who spends all their time training here? Or someone I already know... Steven seemed to have some idea of their strength... Steven... It has to be-

{Shay rushes into the last zone, made of blue metal. She pauses seeing who is waiting for her, then runs up to-}

Shay: Wallace?!

Champion Wallace: Welcome, Shay.

Shay: So this is why you left the Sootopolis City Gym. But you still cared a lot about it, I see. That's why you stayed there to help it weather the storm.

Wallace: That incident in Sootopolis City... That was superb work, putting an end to that crisis all by yourself.

Shay: How can a great trainer like yourself have forgotten that a Pokemon Trainer is-

Wallace: Oops!

Wallace: It wouldn't be fair to say that you alone ended the crisis. You overcame that difficult situation by working as one with your Pokemon.

Shay: But I see you only needed a reminder.

Wallace: We Trainers raise Pokemon by giving them items and by teaching them new techniques for battle. But we ourselves also learn many things from Pokemon. And that is where your achievements are put to the test against what others like you have achieved.

Shay: ...

Wallace: Now! Who can most elegantly dance with their Pokemon in Hoenn? Show me right here and now!

{Final Battle! Versus Champion Wallace!}

{the trainers start off with Crawdaunt Lv 45 and Wailord Lv 57}

Shay: Swords Dance, Fargus! (We need a lot of power to stand up to this)

{Turn 1: Wailord uses Water Spout. Fargus barely survives to use Swords Dance.}

Shay: So Strong...

{Turn 2: Shay heals Fargus. Wailord uses Double Edge. It's a Critical Hit and Fargus goes down.}

Shay: Exde, it's your turn! Fake out!

{Turn 3: Wialord flinches.}

Shay: Now, Giga Drain!

{Turn 4: Exde is faster and weakens Wailord with her attack. But Wailord lands Blizzard, taking her down.}

Shay: Mojo, Needle Arm!

{Turn 5: Wailord Beats Mojo with Blizzard.}

Shay: Go, Eclipse! (He's taken half my team down with his first Pokemon! But they won't stay down...}

{Turn 6: Shay revives Mojo. Wailord uses Waterspout, but it is much weaker than before.}

{Turn 7: Shay heals Eclipse. Wailord uses Double Edge.}

{Turn 8: Shay heals Eclipse. Wailord uses Blizzard, but it misses.}

{Turn 9: Shay heals Mojo. Wailord uses Water Spout.}

Shay: (That should be all of them...)

{Turn 10: Shay heals Eclipse. Wailord uses Double Edge.}

{Turn 11: shay heals Eclipse. Wallace uses a Full Restore.}

{Turn 12: Shay revives Fargus. Wailord uses Rain Dance.}

{Turn 13: Shay heals Fargus. Waillord uses Blizzard. Eclipse barely holds on.}

Shay: (And that's all his blizzards.} Shift in, Leiden!

{Turn 14: Wailord uses Double Edge, but it can't hit a ghost like Leiden.}

{Turn 15: Shay heals Eclipse. Wailord uses Rain dance.}

{Turn 16: Shay revives Exde. Wailord uses Rain dance, but it's only after it fails that the rain actually stops again.}

{Turn 17: Shay heals Exde. Wailord uses Rain Dance.}

Shay: Now, Shadow Ball attack!

{Turn 18: Wailord uses Rain Dance. Shadow Ball doesn't do much.}

{Turn 19: Wailord uses Double Edge.}

{Turn 20: Wailord uses Double Edge.}

Shay: Faint Attack!

{Turn 21: Wailord uses double Edge. The rain stopped.}

Shay: Confuse Ray!

{Turn 22: Wailord uses Double Edge. Leiden lands confuse Ray.}

Shay: Keep it up...

{Turn 23: Wailord hurts himself in confusion. Leiden wastes his turn...}

{Turn 24: Wailord hurts himself in confusion.}

{Turn 25: Wailord uses Double Edge. He's very weak.}

{Turn 26: Wailord uses Double Edge.}

{Turn 27: Wailord uses double edge and is no longer confused. Then Leiden hits him with confuse Ray again.}

{Turn 28: Wailord defeats himself. Wallace prepares to send out Tentacruel Lv 55.}

Shay: Not quite what I was hoping for, but I'll take it. Another Confuse Ray!

{Turn 29: Tentacruel beats Leiden with Hydro Pump.}

Shay: Go Dart! Earthquake attack!

{Turn 30: Tentacruel uses Sludge Bomb. Dart is very weakened, but beats Tentacruel in retaliation. Wallace prepares to send out Ludicolo Lv 56.}

Shay: Go Exde! Fake out!

{Turn 31: Ludicolo flinches.}

Shay: Now, Secret Power!

{Turn 32: Ludicolo uses Double Team. Exde's attack misses.}

{Turn 33: Ludicolo uses Surf. Exde lands a critical hit with Secret Power, weakening him.}

{Turn 34: Ludicolo uses Surf. Exde misses.}

{Turn 35: Ludicolo uses Surf. Exde misses.}

Shay: Hold back I have another idea.

{Turn 36: Shay heals Exde. Ludicolo uses Surf.}

{Turn 37: Shay revives Leiden, Ludicolo uses Surf.}

{Turn 38: Shay heals Dart. Ludicolo uses Surf.}

{Turn 39: Shay heals Exde. Ludicolo uses Giga Drain.}

{Turn 40: Shay heals Leiden. Ludicolo uses Surf. }

Shay: Now, Nature Power!

{Turn 41: Ludicolo uses Double Team. Exde uses Nature Power - Swift.}

{Turn 42: Ludicolo uses Surf. Exde uses Swift.}

{Turn 43: Shay heals Exde. Wallace uses a Full Restore.}

{Turn 44: Ludicolo uses Surf. Exde uses swift.}

{Turn 45: Ludicolo uses Surf. Exde uses Swift.}

{Turn 46: Shay heals Exde. Ludicolo uses Surf.}

{Turn 47: Ludicolo uses Surf. Exde uses Swift. Ludicolo is weakening.}

{Turn 48: Ludicolo uses Surf. Exde barely holds on to use Swift again.}

{Turn 49: Shay heals Exde. Ludicolo uses Surf.}

{Turn 50: Ludicolo uses Surf. Exde uses Swift. Ludicolo is in critical condition.}

{Turn 51: Shay heals Exde. Ludicolo uses Double Team.}

{Turn 52: Ludicolo uses Double Team. Exde uses swift. Ludicolo was defeated. Wallace prepares to send out Milotic Lv 58.}

Shay: Shift in, Mojo. Leech Seed.

{Turn 53: Milotic uses Ice beam, beating Mojo immediately.}

Shay: Leiden, confuse Ray.

{Turn 54: Milotic uses Surf, defeating Leiden instantly.}

Shay: Fargus, Swords Dance.

{Turn 55: Milotic uses Toxic, but misses. Fargus uses Swords Dance.}

{Turn 56: Milotic uses Surf. Fargus uses Swords Dance.}

{Turn 57: Shay heals Fargus. Milotic uses Surf. Its a critical hit that beats Fargus.}

Shay: Eclipse, hold him off!

{Turn 58: Shay revives Fargus. Milotic uses Surf. Eclipse falls.}

Shay: Let's try this again, Fargus.

{Turn 59: Shay heals Fargus. Milotic uses Surf.}

{Turn 60: Shay heals Fargus. Milotic uses Surf.}

{Turn 61 Shay heals Fargus. Milotic uses Ice Beam.}

{Turn 62: Shay revives Eclipse. Milotic uses Surf and beats Fargus.}

Shay: We can beat them! We just need to stall a little longer, Eclipse!

{Turn 63: Shay revives Fargus. Milotic uses Ice Beam and beats Eclipse.}

Shay: Go for it, Fargus!

{Turn 64: Shay heals Fargus. Milotic uses Surf.}

{Turn 65: Shay heals Fargus. Milotic uses Surf.}

{Turn 66: Shay heals Fargus. Milotic uses Ice Beam.}

{Turn 67: Shay revives Eclipse. Milotic uses Surf and beats Fargus. Shay sends in Eclipse.}

{Turn 68: Shay heals Eclipse. Milotic uses Ice Beam.}

{Turn 69: Shay heals Eclipse. Milotic uses Surf and defeats Eclipse.}

Shay: Come on, Exde... We have to keep holding him back.

{Turn 70: Shay revives Fargus. Milotic uses Ice Beam and beats Exde. Shay sends out Fargus.}

{Turn 71: Shay heals Fargus. Milotic uses Surf.}

{Turn 72: Shay heals Fargus. Milotic uses Ice Beam.}

{Turn 73: Shay revives Eclipse. Milotic uses Surf, beating fargus. Shay sends out Eclipse.}

{Turn 74: Shay revives Fargus. Milotic uses Ice Beam, beating Eclipse. Shay sends out Fargus.}

{Turn 75: Shay heals Fargus. Milotic uses Toxic.}

{Turn 76: Shay revives Eclipse. Milotic uses Recover.}

{Turn 77: Shay revives Mojo.}

{Turn 78: Shay revives Leiden.}

{Turn 79: Shay uses a Full Restore on Fargus.}

{Turn 80: Shay revives Exde. Milotic uses Toxic, but misses.}

{Turn 81: Shay heals Eclipse. Milotic uses Toxic.}

{Turn 82: Shay heals Mojo.}

{Turn 83: Shay heals Leiden.}

{Turn 84: Shay heals Exde.}

{Turn 85: Shay uses a full restore on Fargus.}

{Turn 86: Milotic uses Toxic. Fargus uses Swords Dance.}

{Turn 87: Shay restores Fargus' status.}

{Turn 88: Milotic uses Toxic, but misses. Fargus uses Swords Dance.}

{Turn 89: Milotic uses Toxic. Fargus uses Swords Dance.}

{Turn 90: Shay uses a Full Restore on Fargus.}

{Turn 91: Milotic uses Toxic. Fargus uses Sludge Bomb. Milotic eats his Sitris berry.}

{Turn 92: Shay uses a Full Restore on Fargus. Milotic uses Recover.

{Turn 93: Milotic uses Toxic, but misses. Fargus defeats Milotic with Sludge Bomb. Wallace prepares to send out Wiscash Lv 56}

Shay: Stay out there and use Sludge Bomb again! (If Fargus leaves the battlefield, Swords Dance will wear off.)

{Turn 94: Wiscash uses Amnesia. Sludge Bomb isn't very effective.}

Shay: Now, Secret Power!

{Turn 95: Wiscash uses Earthquake, weakening Fargus. But Fargus is still able to take down Wiscash. Wallace prepares to send out Gyarados.}

Shay: Keep using Sludge Bomb! (This is his last Pokemon.)

{Gyarados can't intimidate Fargus.}

{Turn 96: Gyarados uses Earthquake and beats Fargus.}

Shay: Go Mojo! Leech seed!

{Turn 97: Gyarados uses Hyper Beam, but he misfires. Leech Seed is successfully planted.}

Shay: Now, Secret Power!

{Turn 98: Gyarados uses Hyper Beam for real this time and defeats Mojo.}

Shay: Leiden, Confuse Ray!

{Turn 99: Gyarados is cooling down from Hyper Beam. Confuse Ray works.}

Shay: Now, Night Shade!

{Turn 100: Gyarados uses Earthquake. Leiden is weakened but not down, and uses Night Shade.

{Turn 101: Gyarados attacks himself, and Leiden finishes him off.}

{ Champion Wallace was defeated}

Wallace: I the champion, fall in defeat... That was wonderful work. You were elegant, infuriatingly so. And yet it was utterly glorious! Kudos to you, Shay! You are a Truly Noble Pokemon trainer!

Shay: At the beginning, I fought with Power overwhelming. But now... I see what you really ned to win.

{The last door opens.}

Wallace: The Pokemon you sent into battle... At times they danced like a spring breeze, and at times they struck like lightning. It was with light, yet surefooted elegance that you led your Pokemon. Even I felt bedazzled by your masterful performance! You now stand at the glorious peak of the Pokemon League. I now proclaim you to be the new Hoenn region-

{Enter Brendan}

Brendan: Shay! How would you like some advice before you challenge the Champion?

Shay: Sorry, kid.

Brendan:(!)

{He notices that the Hall of Fame door is open.}

Brendan: Shay... Are you trying to tell me... You've beaten the Champion?

{Enter Professor Birch}

Birch: See? What did I tell you, Brendan? Didn't I tell you that you don't need to worry about Shay?

Shay: Worried? Why? Even If I lost, what would I really have lost? I could have just tried again.

Birch: Shay, you've finally done it. When I heard that you defeated your own father at the Petalurg Gym I thought perhaps you had a chance... But to think you've actually become the Champion!

Shay: Professor, please don't gush like that. Isn't your research more important than some regional championship?

Birch: Ah, yes! What became of your Pokedex? Here, let me see. Hmhm... So you've seen 143 Pokemon, and you've caught 17 Pokemon... I guess you're getting the hang of it. But, it gets harder from here. Anyways, congratulations! Now go proudly into the final room!

Wallace: Shay... No, let me rephrase that properly. The new Champion! Come with me.

{Wallace, Shay, and Brendan start heading into the last room.}

Wallace: I'm sorry, but... From here on, only those Trainers who have become champions may enter. You'll have to wait outside with Professor Birch.

Brendan: Whaaaat?! ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... It can't be helped if that's the rule. Shay, way to go! Congratulations!

{Wallace and Shay enter the last room.}

Wallace: This room... This is where we keep records of Pokemon that prevailed through harsh battles. It is here that the leaue Champions are honored.

{At the back is a giant computer system.}

Wallace: Come on, let's record your name as a Trainer who triumphed over the Pokemon League, and the names of the partners who battled with you.

Shay: ... I have my reasons, but I may challenge this place again someday soon... There's someone else who should be registered here. But she can wait a little while. Let's see...

SAVING... DON"T TURN OFF THE POWER

WELCOME TO THE HALL OF FAME!

LEAGUE CHAMPION! CONGRATULATIONS!

{As Shay approaches Littleroot again by bike, she thinks back to all that she's gone through. Had she put the fate of the world at risk by pointlessly limiting herself? No... That can't be right. However, did her choice of Type and Her struggles to keep the world balanced have anything to do with each other? Perhaps not, but perhaps... People are afraid of the dark because, in their imaginations anything could be using it to hide. It is the ultimate Wild Card. And by some standards, so was she.}
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Are you done?
MadWritter 15th Jan 11
That's a whole lot of typing...
ShadowDog 16th Jan 11
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