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Pentigan Fwomph from The Underverse
Fwomph
Jan 6th 2020 at 5:55:01 PM

Stormchaser

Hmmmm I mean the Prax is really more a human-level Obscura thing but I do have a Zoroark who can help out teaching yeah.

-He glances down-

Heh, Dio the vamp-bat. Fitting. Alright let's get you that move.

It's clearly a case of backroom political albumizing.
memyselfandI2 Dunsparce Cloud from The Biosphere Relationship Status: Hooked on a feeling
Dunsparce Cloud
Jan 6th 2020 at 5:57:08 PM

Kin Island, Revy's Grave (Geomancy at +6)

-a pillar of rainbow flame explodes upwards from the sigils-

-The boosted Sacred Fire washes over the battlefield, and everyone...feels refreshed?-

-the sudden growth of strange grasses and plants is scoured away, leaving healthy, natural growth in its place-

-Elysium is relieved of his burn, gingerly climbing back to his hooves-

-the oppressive Gravity over the field is lifted, and the fliers are left awkwardly hovering in the air (save Spathi, who remains on the ground by virtue of needing to flap)-

-Brie and Revy's cuts and bruises repair themselves-

-even the slight scratches Hygieia's sustained from taking the barrage of attacks clear up-

-...-

-...-

Baccarat: <Wait for it...>

-the ground explodes-

-it's a harmless explosion, just a spray of dirt and grit and grass-

-but it reveals a hollow-

-an old one, where time and decay and erosion have filled in the space with new soil, but it's something more recent than the rest of the island geography-

-and there's someone within it-

-who, as the scintillating light of the fading Sacred Fire whirls across him, sits up, and climbs his way out of the grave, shaking off dirt-

???: ...

-the dirt falls away, revealing a man in his late twenties or early thirties. He's thin, not especially tall, with sharp features, pale skin, a long nose...-

-and a striking resemblance to Ever-

Revy I: Hail, sons and daughters of mine.

-...-

-...-

-...-

Ever: I mean, not exactly.

Dunsparce didn't stop being a thing or anything.
AspenKarch That Blind Gamer from Earth Relationship Status: Chocolate!
That Blind Gamer
Jan 6th 2020 at 5:58:59 PM

Vs The Fanatic

G-Max Tesla: <Cool! Let me try!>

-Tesla unleashed an Thunderbolt at The Fanatic. Four huge thunder bolts hit it-

Me: "Nessie, Tesla, is that you?"

G-Max Nessie: <Yes>

D-Max Tesla: <It is>

You will give me an egg!
OPALGARNET16 Priest of the Temple of Syrinx from Nighttree, New Jersey Relationship Status: Abstaining
Priest of the Temple of Syrinx
Jan 6th 2020 at 6:01:36 PM

The Stormchaser

(Kim lights up instantly.)

Kim: (delighted) "Oh, thank you! Thank you so much!"

Dio: (happily) <THIS IS THE BEST DAY OF MY LIFE...! Alright, where's that Zoroark? I can barely wait to learn this!>

(beat)

Dio: <For the record, I can't freeze time.>

Hi, Iím oghond, and Iím a Rushaholic. Sorry if I annoy you unintentionally. 😅
Pentigan Fwomph from The Underverse
Fwomph
Jan 6th 2020 at 6:18:40 PM

Stormchaser

I didn't expect you'd be able to so no worries my dude.

-He rolls out a pokeball from his bag and unleashes Φ the Zoroark-

Φ: <Yo. What's up?>

It's clearly a case of backroom political albumizing.
OPALGARNET16 Priest of the Temple of Syrinx from Nighttree, New Jersey Relationship Status: Abstaining
Priest of the Temple of Syrinx
Jan 6th 2020 at 6:23:43 PM

The Stormtrooper

Dio: <Ooh! Who are you?>

Hi, Iím oghond, and Iím a Rushaholic. Sorry if I annoy you unintentionally. 😅
BittersweetNSour Dark Wings Rise Relationship Status: Getting away with murder
Dark Wings Rise
Jan 6th 2020 at 7:21:16 PM

Mt. Lanakila — 2019

-After what was undoubtedly a meaningful set of final Alola Trials, Rose and Scarlette finally make it up to the top, outside the League door.-

Rose: ...So.

Scarlette: So, indeed. You go first, I go first, what order are we doing this?

Rose: ...I think I need a little bit longer. I'll watch yours from the Pokemon Center.

Scarlette: Cool. Wish me luck, I guess?

Rose: Luck.

Scarlette: Thank.

-Scarlette advances forward, and enters the doors. Rose stares off for a bit, before snapping back to reality and turning toward the Pokemon Center.-

-When she enters the Center lobby, a pair of eyes lock onto her.-

???: Oh. It's you.

what if horses were persistence predators
BittersweetNSour Dark Wings Rise Relationship Status: Getting away with murder
Dark Wings Rise
Jan 6th 2020 at 7:32:21 PM

Lanakila Pokemon Center

-Rose glances up at the screen to see Scarlette's fight start — an Armaldo towering over a tiny Salandit — before looking back down at the edgy teen who just spoke to her.-

Edgy Teen: Never thought I'd see your mug up here.

-Rose blinks-

Rose: ...Kid, I'm not sure who the heck you are, but let me guess — you're mistaking me for Paula.

Edgy Teen: What, aren't you her? And don't call me "kid".

Rose: Twins. Sorta. It's complicated. Point is, I hate her as much as you do.

Edgy Teen: ...

-The edgy teen gives Rose the most intense skeptical look.-

Rose: Look, it's complicated, okay?

Edgy Teen: ...Whatever. All right, I'll humor you. You're identical twins. I guess you don't really seem like her anyway. What's your name, then?

Rose: It's Rose. Now, seriously, who are you?

Edgy Teen: ...Gladion. Ex-Skull Enforcer.

-A look of recognition dawns on Rose's face.-

Rose: Oh, you're Gladion. That explains things. Aren't you running Aether now or something?

Gladion: Yeah, now that my mom's been kicked out of the president seat, I inherited it.

Rose: Right. Aren't you a little young, though? You're like, fourteen.

-Gladion glares daggers at Rose.-

Rose: ...Okay.

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Asterisk395 No voice to cry suffering from Hallownest Relationship Status: I've got a total eclipse of the heart
No voice to cry suffering
Jan 6th 2020 at 7:38:29 PM

Cafe that Exists

Megan: -helplessly star-eysed- I...I dunno, actually. I've never been, either.

Metapod: -whisper- <Hey. J-Team. They like it if you order something. Try the—>

Caterpie: -now in hand- <Pie!> oTo

Metapod: <...missed your line.>

Caterpie: Pie! oTo;

Vee: -to Rowan- <An' then when they're boun' by societal convention, they can talk about feelin's an' stuff.>

Eggturnatic

-Eternatus lights up as the Dynamaxes occur-

Eternatus: <AH! SOMETHINGSES! THERE YOU ARE!>

<MISSED YOU, ETERNATUS DID!>

-recharging- <MISS THIS ONE, ETERNATUS WON'T!>

Logan: -clap clap, grin- Ah, here we are.

-they flick their hand upward, and a Disc shoots skyward trailing Aura-

Eternatus: ...?

Logan: ...

-to try to Capture something too big to get the Line around it-

Pippy: -increasingly many titans- <Oh geez this is>

-backing up- <A lot, it's really just kind of a lot oh nO—>

-he watches EMPEROR go, in terror and awe-

-but mostly terror-

-a pillar of lightning's about to drop on them, Megan's yelling something, probably, uh-

-...then a voice rings out, that only he can hear-

Take A Guessss: -whisper- <<Pippy mine?>>

Pippy: !

He Knows Who This Is: -ever so gently tilting his chin up- <<Be a dear, won't you, and get this out from on top of me?>>

Pippy: -heartfelt, tremble- <Of course.>

-around his wing, the ambient Aura vwms into a saber scalpel-

Pippy used Nexus Agility!

-he grabs Megan-

Temporospatial anomalies present! All allies' Speed rose!

-and he dashes forward from beneath the Volt Crash so fast as to blip, slicing once through an apparently random pile of rubble-

Pippy used Rock Smash!

-which explodes, sliced into sand-

Pippy: !

-problem with high momentums-

Megan: Oh frick oh frick oh frick—

-you run out of ground, and then there's no course correction-

-and then the paralysis wave from the Volt Crash hits-

Pippy: !?!

-they fall, helpless in their airtime before the Fanatic—-

-except Pippy touches down early, gently perching on a tentacle that waves to and fro to balance him-

Pippy: ů ◆Ú

Megan: -applying a Full Heal- c:

-it's gigantic, easily large enough to drive down—and then the main body rises behind them-

Max!Kraken!Vee: -ascending, her gargantuan eye opening to put them in silhouette- <<Hee. Hold on tight, P.>>

-miniscule within a forest of more gigantic tendrils rising through the fog- <<This's gonna get messy.>>

Pippy: -grin on the verge of manic, as Megan's plucked from his back-

-prompted so, he launches off to slice at the Fanatic again and again, bouncing from tendril to tendril trying to cut a smiley face into his surface-

-and when Vee ascertains he's softened him up enough, she winds up and slams him in his new face at full force-

Vee used Max Deluge Punch!

-at which point she more or less absorbs Pippy and Megan, sheltering them from the next-

Logan: ...y'know what, here.

Addie used Helping Hand!

Zippy used Helping Hand!

'Dr. Ironspine: <Oh, no, keep your precious feeeelings where they're not corrupting my drive to succeed where you—>

Addie: <Wanna see how big that laser can get?>

Dr. Ironspine: -gun- <...fuck you especially.>

Dr. Ironspine used Helping Hand!

Eternatus: <NOTHINGSES! THANK THEE!> 888D

Dr. Ironspine: <yOU PUTRESCENT S—>

Eternatus used DYNAMAX CANNON!

Dr. Ironspine:' <...>

-clench- <I will have you. Oh yes, I will.>

-she stares into a second beam of redoubled immensity, titanic in force and crushing further-

-the torrent of Galar Particles sparks and shimmers as it tears at the Fanatic's titanic form-

It's super effective!

Amarin Household

Megan: -smiling at the ceiling- yeah...

-she absently twirls some hair around her finger...-

-and she hears Alli and stiffens-

-also blushes-

-it's a wonder she has any blood for the rest of her-

yep!!

That was fun! Fun, fun holiday tradition. Thing. Heh. h.

-Vee just sniffs at the air, with a knifecat expression-

-Megan makes some undefinable gesture at her, and knifecat only intensifies-


Logan: -blearily- Des!

-they blink at the greeting-

...hi. Happy holidays.

Addie: -sniffs further at Des's current scent-

Edited by Asterisk395 on Jan 6th 2020 at 10:53:25 AM

No mind to think. No will to break.
BittersweetNSour Dark Wings Rise Relationship Status: Getting away with murder
Dark Wings Rise
Jan 6th 2020 at 7:40:34 PM

Lanakila Pokemon Center

Gladion: So, then. You and Paula. What's your story?

Rose: How many times do I have to say it's complicated? It's not a story I like to share with strangers.

Gladion: Your twin took over Team Skull after Guzma and Plumeria called it quits. Forgive me for wanting to know what you know about her.

Rose: You don't sound much like you're trying to be forgiven. Anyway, we split away from our family, she got dragged into a life of crime, she got a lot of power real quickly and let it get to her head.

-Gladion snorts.-

Gladion: Hm. Sounds like a real piece of work.

Rose: Yeah, I'm not happy to be related to her. She's horrible.

Gladion: ...Y'know, she was a grunt while I was there. I left before she stepped up, but... she got her own little clique. Loved to talk herself up, act like she owned the place long before she actually did, and the thing is? Some of the other grunts liked that. Sounds like they still do, with Guzma gone. Team Skull isn't full of the most confident people, but she sure built confidence in her posse.

Rose: ...Hm.

Gladion: Nanu says she's been cleaning the place up, too. Or, at least, bossing the grunts around to do it. But somehow, she's got the resources to pool into getting the place to be less of a complete dump, like some sorta big community service project.

Rose: ...That doesn't sound like what I know of her. You sure you're hearing right?

Gladion: Whatever the truth is, that's what the rumor mill's saying.

Rose: ...I dunno if I can believe that. But... I guess things might have changed.

Gladion: Changed from what?

Rose: ...I don't think I'm at liberty to say.

Gladion: Rrgh, stop being vague.

Rose: What are you even doing up here, anyway? Are you just here to antagonize anyone who comes up here?

Gladion: Hey! I'm watching the league matches! There's an important one coming up.

Rose: ...What, Scarlette's?

Gladion: Her opponent's.

-He points up to the screen.-

Alola Pokemon League — Champion's Room

-After emerging victorious in her matches against the Elite Four, Scarlette comes up the stairs to the final battlefield, at the summit. Standing in front of the throne, with a rather uncharacteristically serene look on his face, is Professor Kukui.-

Kukui: Heya, Scarlette. Glad to see you made it.

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BittersweetNSour Dark Wings Rise Relationship Status: Getting away with murder
Dark Wings Rise
Jan 6th 2020 at 7:45:23 PM

Alola League — The Summit

-Scarlette quails slightly, and can't bring herself to meet Kukui's gaze.-

Scarlette: ...Professor.

Kukui: There's no need to be so formal, Scar. Promise.

Scarlette: ...I'm sorry. I'm... I'm so sorry. I don't— I don't know what all you heard about where I went, but—

Kukui: I heard enough to know that it wasn't your fault, cousin. Besides, it's been well over a year now, yeah? It's in the past.

Scarlette: But that doesn't change the fucked up things I did.

-Kukui sighs.-

Kukui: ...Scar, there's someone I'd like you to meet. I think she knows a lot about what happened to you.

-He steps aside. There, sitting on the throne, is a young girl in her early teens at the latest, with long blonde hair. She gives a nervous wave to Scarlette.-

Lillie: Um... hi. It's nice to finally meet you, Scarlette.

Scarlette: ...You're Lillie, right?

-Lillie nods.-

Lillie: Yeah, that's me. I'm supposed to be your championship opponent. Um, maybe we could talk some after that?

Scarlette: ...Yeah. That sounds good. Let's get to the battle.

-Lillie stands up, glancing briefly at Kukui. The two share a nod, and Lillie steps forward.-

Lillie: As the current Champion of Alola... Scarlette! I challenge you!

Battle! Faller Scarlette vs. Champion Lillie!

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AbsentCoder Some Rando from Doofenshmirtz Neutral Incorporated Relationship Status: RelationshipOutOfBoundsException: 1
Some Rando
Jan 6th 2020 at 7:50:22 PM

Fanatamax Fight

A red light begins to swirl around Helmsman, and the Samurott begins to become larger.

Much, much larger.

He roared in laughter, excited to test the apex of his newfound powers. He dug his seamitar into the ground - not even caring that it was as wide as his trainer was tall - and watched as a geyser erupted under the Fanatic.

Everyone else just fired some special moves, including Lucario, who had re-emerged as the dominant personality.

[Insert Unoriginal Stinger Here]
BittersweetNSour Dark Wings Rise Relationship Status: Getting away with murder
Dark Wings Rise
Jan 6th 2020 at 7:52:43 PM

Alola League — Battle at the Summit

Scarlette sent out Viper!
Lillie sent out Ribombee!

-Lillie's Ribombee tilts her head at the Eviolite-holding Charjabug in front of her.-

Ribombee: <An unevolved Charjabug made it this far. I'm impressed.>

Viper: <Don't need to evolve! I'm perfectly good like this!>

Scarlette: Hell yeah, Vipes. Let's get things set up, shall we?

Viper: <Ready!>

-Viper starts generating electricity along her body.-

Ribombee: <Hmm. So slow.>

Lillie: If they're setting up, we can too! Quiver Dance!

-The Ribombee's wings shimmer, and she does an erratic dance. As she does so, the electricity around Viper starts forming a sort of protective lattice.-

Viper used Charge!
Viper's Sp. Def rose!

-The Ribombee frowns.-

Ribombee: <All right, let's skip the nonsense. We're not gonna get anywhere like this.>

Lillie: -nod- Moonblast, then!

-The Ribombee raises an arm, a few sparkles trailing off of it, and then a beam of concentrated moonlight comes down through the arena's crystalline domed ceiling.-

Ribombee: <You know, it would have been so much more productive to simply attack me.>

-The glow from the beam dissipates, revealing Viper... slightly tense, but less hurt than one might expect.

Viper: <Mmmm... nope!>

Ribombee: <Nope?>

Viper: <Nope.> ^Σ^

-And she spits a static-laced glob of webbing. The Ribombee zips out of the way easily.-

Ribombee: <That wasn't exactly the best aim.>

Viper: <Nah.>

-The web clings to the dome, crackling with charged electricity. With a strand still trailing behind it, Viper grabs on and yanks on it, springing her up off the ground.-

Ribombee: <...Okay, that's flashy, sure, but you just wasted a ton of time.>

-Another beam of moonlight starts forming, but Viper quickly redirects herself with another electrified string of webbing, covering the ceiling more.-

Ribombee: <Oh, that's going to get annoying real quickly.>

Viper: <Heh~>

-The Ribombee frowns, and starts trying to hit Viper with Pollen Puffs. A few hit, but just as many miss, over and over and over again, as the room gets more and more covered with crackling electric webs, and tons upon tons of .-

Ribombee: <Seriously, are you going to actually do anything?>

Viper: <I am!>

Ribombee: <No, you're not!>

Scarlette: I think now's the perfect opportunity to give her what she wants, actually. Poison Jab!

Viper: <Oh, fine.>

-And with another yank of a string, Viper comes swinging around and crashes full-force into the Ribombee, catching her off-guard.

-She is knocked out of her flight and sputters, but after hitting the floor, shakes off the injury and picks herself back up.-

Ribombee: <Oh, you are going to pay!>

-Viper simply makes a cheerful accordion noise.-

Lillie: You've gotta use something that doesn't need to be aimed! Dazzling Gleam might get you further!

-The Ribombee mutters in irritation, and a blinding glow of light radiates through the room. Once again, it stings Viper, but she's only just starting to look somewhat worn down.-

Viper: <Shouldn't've doubted me!>

-And she swings around with another Poison Jab. The Ribombee tries to evade, but Viper outpredicts her, and hits her dead-on.-

A critical hit!

-The Ribombee bounces across the floor, unconscious.-

Edited by BittersweetNSour on Jan 6th 2020 at 11:02:01 AM

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BittersweetNSour Dark Wings Rise Relationship Status: Getting away with murder
Dark Wings Rise
Jan 6th 2020 at 8:10:23 PM

Alola League — Battle at the Summit

Lillie: You know, I really admire that you were willing to put the effort into training an unevolved Pokemon. I know a lot of trainers think they can't live up to the same potential, and it shows you care a lot about them.

-Scarlette rubs her neck.-

Scarlette: They've cared for me through thick and thin, good and bad. A lot of bad. The least I can do is show them the same respect. Vipes thought she was doing more good without evolving than she could if she did evolve, and I'm glad she didn't.

-Lillie nods.-

Lillie: My first Pokemon didn't want to evolve either. She's needed to prove herself to the rest of the team, and I think she doesn't want to evolve until she feels like she has.

-She tosses her next Poke Ball, sending out an Alolan Vulpix.-

Lillie: Snowy, this is your moment!

-The Vulpix looks up at Viper hanging from the strings attached to the ceiling.-

Snowy: <Hello. It's nice to meet you, and your trainer, finally.>

Viper: <Um, nice to meet you too! I'd be happy to chat later, but we have a battle to do, right?>

Snowy: <Right, yes!>

Lillie: Let's get some Hail going!

-Snowy breathes a cloud of icy air up toward the ceiling, which coalesces and crystallizes into pellets of ice that start falling. A number of them get caught on the sticky strings, making the room sparkle like it's full of beaded curtains.-

Viper: <Pretty!>

-A layer of fog forms around the ground at the same time, and Snowy becomes harder to see.-

Snowy's Snow Cloak activated!

Scarlette: Well, it's gonna be harder to aim, but there's no reason to stop doing what we know works. Keep up the Poison Jabs!

Viper: <Incoming!>

-Viper swings again toward where she saw Snowy, but passes through the fog with no success.-

Lillie: All right, let's make sure we don't miss like Ribombee had trouble with! Blizzard!

-The fog around where Snowy went swirls, and the artificial storm is swept up in the wind, battering Viper with ice and snow.-

Viper: <Ow! C-c-cold!>

-Viper pulls herself up a silk string, glancing at the center of the storm and watching the clouds shift as Snowy scurries away from it. She shoots another, swinging carefully around to hook Snowy in the side.-

Snowy: -squeak- <Ouch!>

-She blows another frigid gust of wind at Viper. This time, Viper tenses up, losing her grip on the string, and falls to the ground.-

Viper was frozen solid!

Scarlette: Viper!

Lillie: Good job, Snowy! While she's frozen, hit her with Hex!

Snowy: <I'm sorry, it was nice to meet you and I hope we get to talk again!>

-Her eyes flicker with Obscura, and shadows form around Viper, lashing at her right where the frostbite is setting in.-

Viper: !!!

Viper fainted!

Scarlette: You did well, Vipes. Things are all put together now, so just rest up.

-She recalls the unconscious Charjabug, and grabs another Poke Ball.-

Scarlette: Gus, your turn.

-She lets out Gus, who immediately takes stock of the battlefield. When he lays eyes on Kukui and Lillie, he bows his head slightly.-

Lillie: Is that...?

Scarlette: Kukui's Lycanroc's kid, yeah. I guess you saw him as an egg before I showed up?

Lillie: Mhm. I knew he was looking for a potential trainer for him, so I guess he found the right one?

Gus: <I wouldn't have it any other way.>

Kukui: He's grown up, that's for sure. And from what I hear, you two are particularly close partners, yeah?

Scarlette: Just you wait. Gus, get a Stealth Rock up!

-Gus hops his front paws up slightly, then slams them on the ground, shattering it. The pieces of rock rise, and cling to the charged webs still lacing the battlefield.-

Kukui: Wow, you've sure got this battlefield control stuff down to an art. I should take a few pages out of your book, cousin!

Lillie: We can't let it scare us, Snowy! Get up an Aurora Veil while we still have the storm!

Snowy: <Here goes!>

-The fog cloud condenses, leaving a light sparkling frost on Snowy's coat. Gus winces as the hail beats down on him, but keeps his eyes focused on the sparkles while he can.-

Scarlette: We're just gonna have to break through! Iron Head!

-Gus keeps his head lowered, bracing himself before charging at the sparkling Vulpix. Snowy attempts to stumble out of the way, but isn't fast enough, and gets hit hard.-

Snowy: <Oof...> @^@

Snowy fainted!

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memyselfandI2 Dunsparce Cloud from The Biosphere Relationship Status: Hooked on a feeling
Dunsparce Cloud
Jan 6th 2020 at 8:20:11 PM

Celadon City

Avery: Do you ever wonder what happened with the J-team?

I mean, the sky's fixed.

Avery: Yeah, but like, where'd they go?

Somewhere, I'm sure.

Avery: You sound like Every.

Which one?

Avery: Uh, the good one.

Oh, that's neither of them.

Dunsparce didn't stop being a thing or anything.
BittersweetNSour Dark Wings Rise Relationship Status: Getting away with murder
Dark Wings Rise
Jan 6th 2020 at 8:20:33 PM

Alola League — Battle at the Summit

-Gus glows as Lillie recalls Snowy, and the fog around him is dispersed by a small dust storm kicking up as his and Scarlette's Battle Bond changes his form, growing more muscle, a thicker and scruffier mane of fur around his neck, and his front left leg's fur turning black in contrast to the normal color on the other three. Lillie and Kukui watch, somewhat in awe.-

Lillie: Wow...

Kukui: That really sure is something special, yeah!

Lillie: I won't let it scare me, though! Clefable, let's go!

-She tosses her next Poke Ball.-

Clefable: <Hi guys ow those rocks hurt what's GAAAAAAASP I've never seen a Lycanroc like you before!!! This is so cool!!!>

-Gus narrows his eyes at the Clefable, and lets out a Howl. The Clefable watches in awe.-

Clefable: <So cooooool!>

Lillie: Don't get distracted, Clefable! Moonblast him!>

Clefable: <Ooh, it's a whole howling-at-the-moon deal! I love it!>

-She summons the power of the moon to strike down on Gus, but it's somewhat dulled by the layers upon layers of webbing above getting in the way of the beam, as well as the last remaining bit of the snowstorm Snowy summoned. It hits, and Gus shudders, but takes it well enough. Scarlette and Gus tilt their heads simultaneously.-

Scarlette: Wow, that turned out even more useful than we'd planned.

-She grins, and Gus lowers his head again, charging in for another Iron Head. The Clefable sorta bounces on the ground, toppling but immediately returning to a standing position despite the intense pain.-

Clefable: <Oof!>

Lillie: Uh, okay, that's not gonna work. Try a, um... oh, silly, we should have done that before. Meteor Mash!

Clefable: :D

-She stretches and warms up her arms, before charging at Gus for a big punch. Gus staggers, but manages to hold out through it.-

Gus: <Ow... not bad.>

-And he finishes the Clefable off with another Iron Head.-

Lillie: Wow, that's... strong. But we can power through it! Comfey!

-She tosses her next Poke Ball, and the Comfey inside winces from the Stealth Rock around the battlefield, and looks at Gus in amazement.-

Comfey: <Wooooow...>

Scarlette: Let's not waste any time!

-While the Comfey is still assessing the situation, Gus rams it with another hard-hitting Iron Head. The Comfey flails.-

Comfey: <Aah! Okay! No getting distracted!>

Lillie: Sweet Kiss! Maybe we can get a chance to take him down that way!

Comfey: <Uhhhh okay!>

-The Comfey zips forward, and plants a dizzying kiss on the bridge of Gus's nose. Gus twitches, feeling an irritating fuzziness on his nose.-

Scarlette: Come on, don't let it get to you!

-Gus sneezes slightly, but manages to focus well enough to charge at the Comfey again.

Comfey: <O-oh gosh— >

Comfey fainted!

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Pentigan Fwomph from The Underverse
Fwomph
Jan 6th 2020 at 8:21:02 PM

Stormchaser

Φ: <Name's Phi. Yo, boss what's up?>

Think you can teach Dio here about Dark Pulse?

Φ: <Psh, yeah sure. What kinda Dark moves you got already batty?>

It's clearly a case of backroom political albumizing.
BittersweetNSour Dark Wings Rise Relationship Status: Getting away with murder
Dark Wings Rise
Jan 6th 2020 at 8:22:42 PM

Alola League — Battle at the Summit

Lillie: This is getting tense... but just because you have the advantage doesn't mean we're out yet!

Lillie sent out Altaria!

-The rocks dig into the Altaria's wings, stinging harder than the previous Pokemon felt them.-

Altaria: <Ow! These wings took forever to get to perfect fluffiness!>

Lillie: We've got something special for this fight. Something we picked up on our journey after I left Alola.

-She twists a Z-Ring around on her arm, showing a Key Stone on the other side. She raises her arm, and it gleams, along with a Mega Stone that her Altaria is holding.-

Lillie's Altaria Mega Evolved!

-Gus winces at the brightness of the light. As it fades, the Altaria flaps her wings once.-

Altaria: <There we go! Much better!>

-Gus tenses to begin another attack...-

-And then the itchiness on his nose gets to him, and he bends down to scratch his nose on the very sharp broken terrain.-

Gus hurt himself in confusion!

-Scarlette scrunches her face up in pain, and clenches her fists.-

Altaria: <Ah, wonderful, right there for an easy hit~>

Lillie: Earthquake!

-Altaria slams her wings against the ground, sending a shockwave. Gus staggers right into the pointed terrain he was scratching himself on, and yelps in pain, toppling over. Scarlette keels over as well, barely keeping her footing and picking herself back up.

Gus fainted!

Scarlette: Nngh...

Lillie: O-oh, um, is that hurting you too? I'm so sorry!

Scarlette: Nah, don't worry, it's— it's part of the Battle Bond.

Lillie: I see...

-Scarlette nods, and digs out her next Poke Ball.-

Scarlette: Calliope, this one's yours.

Scarlette sent out Calliope!

-The Primarina pops out, stretching.-

Calliope: <Whew, my turn! Let's go!>

Scarlette: Unfortunately, Moonblast isn't gonna do us much good now, but Dazzling Gleam should work just as well as it ever did!

Calliope: <Good! I was always meant to shine!>

-With a flourish, he makes a glowing light radiate around him, blinding the Altaria.-

Altaria: <Augh! My poor eyes!>

Lillie: Hang in there! He's not as great against physical attacks, so let's get a Sky Attack ready!

Altaria: <Prepare to face power granted from Moltres to all of bird kind!>

-Altaria gathers power, rising in the air to prepare for a divebomb attack...-

-And gets caught in the webs, getting thoroughly electrocuted as every bit of stored charge courses through her.

Altaria: <agdkhfadkhfglkasdhf>

-She falls to the ground, twitching.-

Altaria became paralyzed!

Scarlette: There's the payoff! Now let's keep her stuck in the charge loop!

Calliope: <Yes, yes, bra-vo! That was spectacular!>

Calliope used Encore!

Altaria: <Don't patronize me, I'll get it right next time, and then you'll be sorry!>

-The Altaria picks herself back up, wincing, and rises in the air again to gather power. A few strings brush past her, the electrical energy within them fully spent.-

Altaria became cloaked in a harsh light!

Calliope: <Hah, good luck! I can glow better than you, anyway!>

Calliope used Dazzling Gleam!

-The Altaria cringes in pain, and adjusts position to unleash energy into Calliope...-

-And locks up, falling back to the ground helplessly again.-

Altaria is paralyzed! It can't attack!

Calliope: <Sorry, but your time in the spotlight is up!>

-And with one final Dazzling Gleam, the Altaria is knocked out.-

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OPALGARNET16 Priest of the Temple of Syrinx from Nighttree, New Jersey Relationship Status: Abstaining
Priest of the Temple of Syrinx
Jan 6th 2020 at 8:27:48 PM

The Stormchaser

Dio: <None, thatís why Iím here to learn from you.>

Hi, Iím oghond, and Iím a Rushaholic. Sorry if I annoy you unintentionally. 😅
BittersweetNSour Dark Wings Rise Relationship Status: Getting away with murder
Dark Wings Rise
Jan 6th 2020 at 8:29:31 PM

Alola League — Battle at the Summit

-Lillie recalls her Altaria.-

Lillie: One more Pokemon... The fact that you've taken down the majority of my team so easily, especially with only three of your team of five, really shows your skill as a Trainer. I... don't think I am going to win, but we won't give in without challenging you to the very end!

-She sends out her final Poke Ball, and Scarlette tilts her head in unfamiliarity at the elegant robotic Pokemon that emerges.-

Magearna: -beep, beep-

Scarlette: I don't think I've ever seen anything like that Pokemon before, not even reading about it.

Lillie: It's called Magearna. My father found her deactivated at an antique store years ago, but he... um, we weren't able to reactivate her until very recently.

-Magearna makes a robotic trill noise, and bows.-

Scarlette: She's cute, certainly.

Calliope: <As long as you're not a pushover like the last one was!>

-Magearna straightens back up, tilting her head at Calliope.-

Scarlette: Well, we can learn more afterward. Hydro Pump!

-Calliope fires a massive jet of water at Magearna. She teeters and stumbles back, but stands straight again after a moment, making a faint whirring sound.-

Calliope: <...Well, I guess I didn't push you over, so.>

-Magearna makes a sound that might be a mechanical giggle.-

Lillie: Let's get you started powering up! Charge Beam!

-Magearna brings her "hands" together, tapping the tips against each other briefly to generate a spark. The electricity quickly builds into a larger arc, crackling loudly...-

-And then she thrusts her arms forward, pointing them at Calliope and sending a beam of electrical energy toward him.-

Calliope: <Augh!>

-Calliope staggers back as the surprisingly high powered beam courses through him, leaving him thoroughly winded, and some of the residual energy dances along Magearna's body.-

Magearna's Special Attack rose!

Calliope: <...Ow.>

Scarlette: Okay, that's gonna get really bad really quick. Set up a Light Screen while you can, this is gonna be up to the others.

Calliope: <Yeah, that was... a lot.>

Lillie: Just keep charging! Cause some big damage!

-Calliope pulls up a barrier of light as Magearna starts charging another beam.-

Magearna: -trill-

Magearna used Charge Beam!

-The second, stronger beam blasts Calliope back, sending him sprawling.-

Calliope: <Ow.>

Calliope fainted!

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SwiftSeraph pain peko from The Void Relationship Status: Shipping fictional characters
pain peko
Jan 6th 2020 at 8:32:32 PM

Fantamax Raid

Christina fainted!

Elizabeth: "Don't worry, Chrissy...Olivia, keep focusing on assists!"

-Shaun's switched back to normal arrows, firing them from his bow as fast as he can.-

Cereza was surrounded by Dynamax Energy!

Hubert was surrounded by Dynamax Energy!

Tsunami was surrounded by Dynamax Energy!

Jessica: "HOLY SHIT WHY ARE YOU HUGE"

-Cereza just smirks and holds her blade at her side.-

Maxed!Cereza: <I'm almost excited.>

-Hubert hovers in the air, eyes glinting.-

Maxed!Hubert: <FOR LADY EDELGARD!>

-Tsunami huffs.-

Tsunami: <I've seen enough. My daughter is a baby and she could easily kill you. Out of my way, egg.>

Cereza used Psychic Max Mindstorm!

Hubert used Dark Pulse Max Darkness!

Tsunami used Metal Claw Max Steelspike!

Psychic Terrain covers the battlefield!

Allies Defense rose!

"Hold on/Stay tough/Be strong/And hit stuff"
BittersweetNSour Dark Wings Rise Relationship Status: Getting away with murder
Dark Wings Rise
Jan 6th 2020 at 8:34:56 PM

Alola League — Battle at the Summit

-As Scarlette recalls Calliope, a wave of energy washes over Magearna.-

Magearna's Soul-Heart increased its Special Attack!

Scarlette: You really aren't playing around now. We'll have to seriously up our game.

-She takes out her next Poke Ball, and sends out a small, somewhat scrawny Salandit, with a small pack of slowly-burning incense strapped to his back like a backpack, looks up at the much taller machine in front of him.-

Pun-Pun: <Oh, ah, hah, you look pretty strong, don't you?>

Magearna: -quizzical whistle- ?

Scarlette: Super strong. But we've got the stage set. Taunt her!

-Pun-Pun inhales and straightens up to a more confident-looking posture, and hops onto the rock-and-silk battlefield mobile that had been set up previously, swinging on one of the threads.-

Pun-Pun: <Okay, okay. So, gearhead, you think you've got what it takes to hit me?>

-Magearna tilts her head inquisitively, chirping in a manner vaguely mimicking the tone Pun-Pun said "gearhead"-

Magearna: ...

-Followed by a somewhat indignant-sounding whirr of gears.-

Pun-Pun: <Haha, good luck!>

-A Charge Beam goes rocketing toward the rock Pun-Pun is swinging from, but he's gone from the spot with astonishing speed for what one might expect of a creature like him, jumping from suspended rock to suspended rock, leaving a trail of incense smoke behind him.-

Pun-Pun: <Whoops! Missed me!>

Scarlette: All right, great job, time to start wearing her down! Toxic!

-Pun-Pun's back flares, and a spray of venom hot enough to radiate steam goes soaring toward Magearna.-

Magearna was poisoned due to Pun-Pun's Corrosion!

Magearna: -frantic, distraught beeping!-

Lillie: Oh, no, we have to finish this as quick as we can before that gets too bad!

-In panicky agitation at the deeply unfamiliar sensation of conflagrant envenomation, Magearna frantically fires a Charge Beam at Pun-Pun, but Pun-Pun kicks a swinging silk "vine" toward it to absorb it. The silk crackles with trapped electricity.-

Pun-Pun: <Maybe a different option's better? Don't wanna keep wasting attacks, and all!>

Magearna: -frustrated clicking- !!!

Pun-Pun: <Glad you agree!>

Scarlette: All right, that's probably enough messing around. Flamethrower!

-Pun-Pun snickers, and opens his mouth to release a stream of fire at Magearna. The fire burns away the silk in its path, including the one that just got struck by Thunderbolt, sending all the connected shards of rock falling to the ground and shattering. Magearna cringes from the burns, but looks directly through the path left by the burned-away webbing right at Pun-Pun-

Magearna: -whistle-

Magearna used Aura Sphere!

Pun-Pun: <Uh-oh— >

-Pun-Pun is blasted off of his perch and sent sprawling onto the ground.-

Pun-Pun: <...>

Magearna: -click, click, click.-

-Magearna winces from the poison eating away at her, but her frustration seems to calm down.-

The Taunt wore off!

Pun-Pun: ...

-Pun-Pun picks himself up, laughing.-

Pun-Pun: <Not quiiiite enough.>

Pun-Pun used Taunt!

-You know that stock steam whistle sound effect that plays when a character in a cartoon is sufficiently angry?-

-Turns out Magearna can actually do that.-

Magearna: !!!!!!!!!!!

-She stomps her foot (do Magearna have feet?) and lobs an Aura Sphere at Pun-Pun it high speed.-

Pun-Pun: <Worth it— >

Critical hit!
Pun-Pun fainted!
Magearna's Soul-Heart increased its Special Attack!

-Scarlette winces as Pun-Pun goes flying, and recalls him before he topples off the battlefield.-

Scarlette: Ow. You did what you needed, so rest up. Chantey, we've just got a bit left!

-She sends out the Totem Dhelmise, whose chain lands on the ground with a thud while he himself floats just above. He looks at Magearna, who teeters slightly.-

Scarlette: Just gotta last two rounds. Two rounds is all it'll take.

Chantey: <Hah! Anyone else'd be keelhauled for underestimatin' me like that!>

Scarlette: Don't get too cocky, she's crazy strong right now.

Chantey: <Bah!>

Magearna: -aggravated clicking-

Lillie: You can do this! You're strong enough to take him out! Shadow Ball!

-Magearna's frustration manifests as an orb of roiling Obscura, which she backhands at Chantey like a batter hitting a home run. Even with Chantey's size, he's knocked back hard.-

Chantey: <Ack! I see ya weren't kidding!>

Scarlette: Yeah, but we've got this. A Phantom Force should stall it out plenty.

-Dhelmise can't exactly grin, but the spirit of such a grin can be felt. Lillie's eyes go wide as Chantey tears a hole in the air out of Obscura, and slips through the crack, which seals up behind him.-

Magearna: -distressed Magearna noises- ?!?!?!?!?!

Lillie: Magearna! Just... calm down. Hang in there, and get ready to hit as hard as you can when he shows back up.

Magearna: ...

-Magearna's frantic behavior relaxes. She gathers energy around her, a glimmering, magical aura. It gathers between her hands.-

-And she waits, despite the poison eating at her.-

-Lillie makes a motion with her arms. An X across her chest. A circular motion to a resting position. Arms crossed again, this time pointing forward. A heart shape with her hands. Arms spread again. A final pose, arms bent in a manner imitating the silhouette of a winged fairy.-

-The glimmering energy flares, making the entire battlefield dome gleam with dazzling light.-

-The air tears open, darkness amongst the light, and Magearna slams directly into the anchor coming out.-

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-The anchor is rocketed up into the dome. It cracks, ever so slightly, and Chantey falls.-

-The weight of the anchor nearly splits the battlefield.-

Scarlette: ...

Lillie: ...

Chantey: ...

Magearna: ...

-The poison's toll is taken, and Magearna starts to buckle.-

-The creaking of gears is matched with the shifting of chains.-

-And Chantey rises, barely hanging on, as Magearna falls, unconscious.-

Magearna fainted!

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Pentigan Fwomph from The Underverse
Fwomph
Jan 6th 2020 at 8:40:08 PM

Stormchaser

Φ: <Oh boy. Okay so let's see... Guess we're starting from fundamentals. Close your eyes and focus down into like... Your body or something? Just kinda take the time to figure out how your insides... Flow..? Whatever, you're full of energy try and locate it and push a bit of it out of you.>

It's clearly a case of backroom political albumizing.
BittersweetNSour Dark Wings Rise Relationship Status: Getting away with murder
Dark Wings Rise
Jan 6th 2020 at 8:40:42 PM

Lanakila Pokemon Center

-There's cheering in the lobby.-

Rose: WHOOO! SHE DID IT!

Gladion: Lillie... lost.

Rose: And Scarlette won! With such a disadvantage, too!

Gladion: A team of five, no Z-Moves or Mega Evolution, multiple unevolved Pokemon, and she went up against a Mythical Pokemon. That's... incredible.

Rose: She's kind of awesome like that. Team Iron wishes they still had her.

Gladion: ...You know, that's really not helping your case about being a good person?

Rose: ...Listen, it's a whole thing. It's complicated.

Gladion: Hrm. Whatever. Guess you're up next, then.

Rose: Yeah. I... guess I am, then.

Alola League — Champion's Room

-There's dead silence for a few seconds, as all parties take in what just happened.-

-And then Kukui starts laughing, and applauding.-

Kukui: Heh... haha! Well done, cousin, well done! That was an Inferno of a match if I've ever seen one! I always knew you'd come out on top like this.

-Scarlette lets out a slightly dumbfounded chuckle.-

Scarlette: ...Y-yeah, I did. Wow, uh, I had all this confidence there at the end, and now that it's happened, I... holy shit.

Lillie: It was pretty amazing. Oh, uh, right, that means— um, here!

-She sorta awkwardly sidesteps out of the way, leaving a path to the Champion's Throne.-

Lillie: This is your place now.

Scarlette: Uh, r-right. Yeah.

-Apprehensively, she steps forward, and takes her seat at the throne. Her legs almost buckle from nervousness.-

Kukui: We'll handle the Hall Of Fame stuff in a little while. For now, you've got another match upcoming, right?

Scarlette: O-oh, right! I should... heal the team up. Lillie, you... wanted to talk, right? About stuff. While we're waiting.

-Lillie nods.-

Lillie: Yeah. I'd like that.

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OPALGARNET16 Priest of the Temple of Syrinx from Nighttree, New Jersey Relationship Status: Abstaining
Priest of the Temple of Syrinx
Jan 6th 2020 at 8:52:55 PM

The Stormchaser

Dio: (tilts head) <O...kay?>

(He closes his eyes and stands there for a few moments, trying to find the darkness that lies within him. He concentrates harder, then strains a bit.)

Dio: (eyes still closed) <Iím... not... getting anything...!>

(Within seconds, he falls over. Concerned, Kim, Paul and Sinatra all run up to him.)

Kim: ďDio!Ē

Paul: <A-are you okay?>

(Dio pushes himself back up.)

Dio: <Yeah, Iím fine... let me try that again...>

(He shuts his eyes and concentrates.)

Dio: <Come on, come on... thereís gotta be some sort of dark energy in there somewhere...!>

(He starts straining again.)

Dio: <Am I doing it?>

Edited by OPALGARNET16 on Jan 6th 2020 at 11:56:31 AM

Hi, Iím oghond, and Iím a Rushaholic. Sorry if I annoy you unintentionally. 😅

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