Join Date: Apr 2009
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FLAMESTRIKE WHERE THE FUCK ARE YOU
Right chaps its been a while but im back down. To make up for my shocking absence you have a massive update to enjoy with not 1, not 3 but THREE Gym battles. This took me fucking ages to type up so I hope you like it!
With a strong team, all of which had good matchups against Gardenia, I was ready to take on the second Gym. Fighting through here trainers was downright easy and provided a wonderful way of strengthening my team as well as teaching my ways to overcome Grass pokemon. In moments I had made it to Gardenia when the battle for my second badge began!
Gardenia led with her Turtwig while I led with my powerful starter Vulcan. Pretty confident, I ordered a powerful Flame Wheel. Vulcan spun into a ball and rocketed toward Turtwig. Full credit to Gardenia, she moved fast, “Turtwig Reflect now!”, Turtwig flashed up a screen of energy which took the brunt of the Flame Wheel. The recoil from the attack send Turtwig spinning into the air however it landed lightly on its feet, slightly hurt, but not crippled like I had hoped for. With my physical attacks halved for a short period of time, I needed a new plan to take this thing, fortunately, I had came prepared. “Vulcan use Ember!” I cried. A stream of flame blasted out from Vulcan speeding toward Turtwig. Again, despite facing a powerful super effective attack Gardenia seemed unconcerned. Turtwig simply dodged the fiery blast before it began to glow with light. Suddenly there was a blaze of light and a massive heat wave rolled across the gym. I realised Gardenia had unleashed Sunny Day although I was at a loss as to how it help her in this situation. As I prepared myself for a second attempt at Ember Turtwig glowed again, the scent of flowers filling the air. I silently swore to myself. Scent of flowers… well I knew what that meant; she had something with Flower Gift on her team and it was now boosting Turtwig’s Attack and Special Defence stat. Everything clicked into place and I realised this was Gardenia’s plan all along, shrug off hits and then make use of Turtwig’s boosted attacks while I failed to dent it. To make things worse Turtwig was damn fast which meant I had an uphill battle.
Gardenia, having carried out her strategy, was hardly going to give me time to think my way out of this one, ordering a powerful Razor Leaf. Vulcan dodged quickly before unleashing a second Ember which Turtwig again, easily dodged. While this was going on my brain was flashing through all the possibilities for me to get out of this. There was no way Gardenia could realistically beat Vulcan 1 on 1, Vulcan was too fast and powerful, eventually it would win. What Gardenia was trying to do however, was tire out and weaken Vulcan enough for the rest of her team to beat it. Well if that’s what she wanted that was what she was going to get. With a plan set I ordered a Mach Punch, Gardenia watched in confusion as Vulcan shot forward with a lightning fast jab. It slammed into Turtwig which did not even flinch thanks to Reflect. It took advantage of the close proximity to slam it with a Razor Leaf. With the pokemon now close together, I unleashed an Ember, again to my frustration Turtwig easily dodged and slammed Vulcan with a second Razor Leaf, this one stronger than the others, a critical hit!
Gardenia gave a smirk as she saw the pounding Vulcan was taking. Vulcan struggled back up and I gave Gardenia a smirk of my own. Vulcan flashed once, and a burst of flame erupted from its body, Even standing a few meters away, I had to avert my eyes and take a few steps back such was the intensity of the inferno. Vulcan had taken hit after hit and now my secret weapon, Blaze, had activated. As a bonus, Sunny Day was still active as well, boosting the power even more. Gardenia paused in her assault, trying to figure out how to counter this. It took her a few seconds to find out there wasn’t one. Rolling into a ball again Vulcan slammed into Turtwig with all the power it could muster into a Flame Wheel. Even through Reflect Turtwig gave a scream of pain as the flames scoured its body. It bounced a few times along the ground, having fainted the moment the attack connected.
By my calculations Sunny Day was still active for one more turn while Reflect had gone which meant one more turn of destruction. Giving a sigh Gardenia sent out Cherrim which Vulcan promptly smashed into the ground with a second Flame Wheel. With that final attack, the blaze of sunlight faded, Vulcans powerful fire attacks losing there boost. Gardenia was visibly upset at the ease of which Vulcan had smashed through her plan but like a true Gym Leader, she controlled herself sending out Roserade as her final pokemon. I glanced at the fighting flower and could tell it was pretty fast. It looked strong too and while I could likely destroy it with a Flame Wheel, If it was faster it might be able to take me out before I could hit it. Giving a shrug I recalled Vulcan, its work done.
I threw a ball and Vespa appeared at my side. With a massive resistance to Grass attacks as well as being exceptionally bulky, I knew there was nothing Gardenia could do. Roserade blasted Vespa with a flurry of Poison Stings; however Vespa ducked in close, administering a sharp Bug Bite and stealing Roserades Berry. Roserade launched a flurry of leaves at Vespa but again, the attack was shrugged off and Vespa hit back with a powerful Gust, picking up Roserade and throwing it several feet. A second Gust put it out of its misery, the badge was mine.
I was still on a high after winning my battle so decided to cruise over to the Galactic hideout. There I met Jupiter, a rather nasty woman who insisted on stealing pokemon. I had no time for people like her as Swift and Vespa combined to devastate her team. With Team Galactic eradicated from that part of town I readied myself to depart the City. However, before leaving I encountered a beautiful blonde lady who gave me a egg to hatch. Well I just love new team members so I carried it along, as well as Chaos the Magikarp who I planned on evolving.
I was im pretty high spirits when I left, I had captured a few new pokemon, my team was strong, and I had 2 Badges. However suddenly, tragedy struck. I was battling a trainer on Cycling Road when my beloved Swift died to a critical hit from a Ponyta. Utterly devastated with the loss of a powerful friend I carried onwards regardless, catching Jazz the Gible and Scorpius the Gliscor to patch up some holes in the team. Again however, I was to be cursed with both of them falling to critical hit Self Destructs from wild Geodude as I was training them up.
I was furious with myself, after a flawless journey through Johto I had gotten overconfident and now my friends had paid the price as well as perhaps my chances at winning. I threw myself back into training when Chaos finally evolved into the monster he was destined to be. As if to provide me with some small hope, my precious egg hatched into a Togepi. I had managed to get one back in Johto but never used it. I decided to put it to good use this time and began to train it up. To my delight, it evolved into a cute Togetic which gave me a new flying type to replace Swift. I also managed to get an Eevee from Hearthome City which I also put in my party as a pokemon that could replace a fallen member. With my team members appropriately trained up to a respectable level, I prepared myself for the chilling Hearthome Gym.
Put simply. Hearthome Gym was a nightmare. With 2 normal pokemon in my party as well as Vulcan the fighting type I knew that I would be in a massive disadvantage going into this fight. Fantina led off with the powerful ghost type Duskull while I started off with my faithful friend and powerhouse, the mighty Vulcan. I glanced at the sceptre across from me and could tell that it had a bulky build. Knowing that smashing it with powerful attacks was the only way I ordered a Flame Wheel. Vulcan tucked itself into a ball but was then smashed into out of nowhere from Duskull. I was shocked and confused, for Duskulls attack had been lightning quick and taken me by surprise. Duskull vanished again but this time Vulcan was ready for it. Instead of rolling forwards Vulcan rolled backwards, smacking Duskull with a Flame Wheel as it tried to sneak up behind!
Duskull went rolling through the air taken completely by surprise from the attack. Before it could recover, Vulcan hit it again with a second Flame Wheel, and then a third. Duskull was slow to recover nevertheless struggled back lashing out with its fish to discourage Vulcan from getting too close.
Personally I was fine with this as Vulcan blasted Duskull with an Ember, Duskull vanished again and I knew it was going to try a Shadow Sneak. Thinking quickly I quickly gave an order. Vulcan spun like a top, launching his Ember in all directions when there was a muffled noise and Duskull was struck again. Weakened, I ordered one last Flame Wheel which struck Duskull directly in the chest knocking it out.
With a lead in this gym battle I was feeling pretty pleased with myself. Fantina sent out a Haunter to take down Vulcan. Under the poor lighting in the gym Haunter then promptly vanished from sight and I gave a small groan of frustration. Vulcan would be a pretty easy target in the dark, if only I could see that blasted Haunter. I took a glance at Vulcans health level before coming to a sudden decision. Vulcan prepared itself for a Flame Wheel as I searched the gym for any sign of Haunter. I figured we had one shot at this and needed to make it count.
Suddenly Haunter appeared from behind Vulcan, raking its back with a fist of shadow. Vulcan gave a screech of pain before flames erupted from its body. As before in Eterna City, Blaze had activated. The flames speared from Vulcans body. Lighting up the gym, turning it from light, to dark. Haunter gave a cry of pain and Vulcan, upon seeing Haunter, struck hard with a Blaze boosted Flame Wheel. The sheer power of the attack proving to much for the rather frail ghost leaving Fantina with one remaining pokemon.
Fantina sent out her final pokemon, a Mismagius. At a glance I could tell it was fast and powerful. Despite having a massive power increase I feared for Vulcans safety and so sent him back to his ball, before sending out my teams strongest member, the mighty Chaos.
With a Roar Chaos entered the battlefield. Chaos had a long memory and was still furious over the deaths of my past team members. Right now, it looked like it was planning to take its frustrations out on Mismagius just as hoped.
Mismagius acted first due to its superior speed. Fantina ordered its most strongest attack, a powerful Shadow Ball. The ball of energy smashed into Chaos which reeled before, to both myself and Fantina’s smazement, shrugged off the blow and blasted Mismagius with a golden ball of energy, a powerful Dragon Rage, the attack crippling Mismagius. Horror-struck, Fantina tried a second Shadow Ball but again, Chaos took the attack like it was nothing striking back hard with its jaws crushing the fight out of Mismagius winning me the Cobble Badge.
The victory over Fantina was very significant. Firstly and most importantly, it meant that the sacrifice of Swift, Scorpius, and Jazz had not been in vain. The victory also brought closer to that part of my journey as I felt able to move on. Secondly the win also cemented Chaos as the teams powerhouse.
I continued on, catching pokemon but not adding to my team, until I captured a Ralts (Blade) and Duskull (Alec). Those two pokemon had potential and so I decided that they could be of good use. Blade soon evolved into a Kirlia which was pretty cool. It turns out that it was just as well I trained my party up to decent levels. It was a bitch just getting to Veilstone facing trainer after trainer while the double battle right at the end was just brutal. Utterly exhausted I finally entered Veilstone City.
Veilstone was a pretty large city and I wasted no time in buying the TM for Fire Blast as a gift to Vulcan for all its hard work. The next Gym was in this town but I ignored it for now, continuing onwards into Pastoria City catching pokemon while training up my current team. When I reached Pastoria City I played a Safari game before returning to Veilstone. It was time to get this gym badge.
Maylene had some strong underlings I reflected as Blade swept through them. It was frustrating as I had to return to the pokemon centre a few times to heal but eventually I stood firm before Maylene. A Fighting type gym leader I knew that Blade was my best bet against this Gym Leader, with Chaos and Vulcan excellent back ups. Squaring my shoulders I stepped forward and issued my challenge.
Maylene led with a powerful Meditite, a pokemon I knew had the ability Huge Power giving it massive power. Trying to give of an aura of confidence I threw my ball, and Blade appeared at my side. Like much of my team, Blade had gotten very strong, so strong that it evolved at dawn at Pastoria City. Instead of a lithe dancer Blade had 2 powerful Sword arms and had developed fighting type characteristics. Striking first Maylene ordered a powerful Fake Out, Meditite leaped forwards, catching Blade on the back foot and hitting it with a powerful blow causing it to flinch backwards. Suddenly Blade flashed once and rallied as its Steadfast kicked in. It stood tall, still hurt but now a bit faster in battle. “Meditite Rock Tomb” Maylene called as boulders began flying into the air towards Blade. “Blade, Swords Dance now!” I ordered. Blade strode forwards before sinking into a meditative pose. The rocks were only bar seconds before impact when Gallade began to move. Its swords flashed around slicing into the rocks moving toward it. It dodged and whirled and the air began to hum around it. Faster and faster it whirled around almost as if it was in a trance and when the rocks finally stopped Blade was unhurt, surrounded on all sides by rubble.
Maylene looked on in amazement. Her attack had been rendered useless, and now Blade was even stronger. Blade looked completely calm before suddenly leaping forward its blades flashing, slamming into Meditite and knocking it out. For a long while Maylene stated at her fallen Meditite completely stunned at Blades power. She threw a ball and a Machoke appeared. Maylene screamed an order but Blade was too quick, too fast and the blades were moving again slamming into Machoke, the Psycho Cut proving too strong.
Maylene now looked utterly lost. She had no idea what to do against Blade, she had no plan, no strategy no nothing. Lucario was her last, with a word it considered Blade standing across from it, before leaping forward and lashing out with a Metallic strike. A flash of movement, the strike blocked while Blade calmly stared Lucario. Letting out a small snarl, Lucario struck again, and again, launching into a flurry of strikes designed to cripple Blade. The series of blows was so ferocious Blade began to give ground, its arms flashing to intercept every blow. Lucario hurled everything he had at Blade driving it against the Gym wall, preventing it from retreating. For a brief second the two pokemon were almost standing toe to toe, both launching lightning fast strikes and counter strikes. Sweat began to pour from Lucario while Blade looked as cool as ever.
Exhausted, Lucario lashed out with a quick punch, it was weak, poorly directed and Blade punished the error, dodging the blow and nailing Lucario with a stunning blow sending it skidding across the ground. Painfully, Lucario got to its feet and it stared long and hard at Blade. In response Blade abruptly shifted its stance ever so slightly. Whereas before Blade had been all about defence it was clear to both Maylene and I that Blade was now standing in an offensive stance, ready to finish this fight. Lucario snarled again and charged forward, Blade doing the same as the two pokemon rushed each other. There was a thunderous crash as they collided, Lucario lashing out with lightning fast jabs, each strike capable of crippling Blade. However, when Lucario was lightning fast, Blade was invisible. None of those strikes connected and suddenly it was Lucario on the defensive however it had no chance. In a matter of seconds Blade overwhelmed Lucarios defence, it deflected a loose punch skywards before slashing out with both its blades in a horizontal motion, the strikes catching Lucario just under the chest picking it up and throwing it through the air to land on its back, knocking it out. Blade watched Lucarios still form for a moment more, then inclined its head slightly before bowing at the waist. As it returned to its ball with a flash of red light I could only marvel at Blades prowess. Maylene had been defeated, and Wake was next…
Last edited by ginganinja; Jul 29th, 2011 at 10:30:53 AM.