Join Date: Apr 2009
With my 7th badge I could now use the move Rock Climb so I rushed off to the Lake. I knew Barry could not be far away as I sped up the cliff and rushed into the lakefront to see…
Uxie was gone. The Lake looked calm but Jupiter stood triumphantly over Barry who was on his knees in shock. Jupiter was in the middle of mocking him when I entered. “OI” I yelled. Jupitar glanced up and saw me stalking toward her. Perhaps she remembered her earlier hiding or saw the look on my face, regardless, she threw a ball and a Golbat swooped down and picked her up, carrying her though the sky. I could have given chase but I decided to comfort Barry, who looked pretty devastated. “Barry…” I began to say but my childhood friend just looked at me, tears in his eyes. “Poor Uxie” he muttered, “it was in such pain…”
Before I could stop him Barry pushed past me, and I was left standing alone at the empty lake.
Alone, I considered my next move. Team Galactic had managed to capture three legendary pokemon clearly for some personal use. The legendary pokemon were likely stashed at the Team Galactic Headquarters but I resisted the urge to simply Fly there. I knew that there would be harsh opposition, maybe all three Commanders would be there, as well as Cyrus. Barging in there was very risky to my pokemon and as much as I hated to leave the Legendaries in Galactic control, I knew I needed to do some training.
Keen to be battle ready for the assault on the Galactic Headquarters, my team trained hard and fast, quickly mastering the tactics and combos I taught them. Sielia in particular, was outstanding and I flew to Celestic Town for Sielia to learn a very special move. Lastly, I did a little bit of extra training for my new team member, wanting to make sure it was on the same level as the rest of my team, so that I could rely on it in the battles ahead. With everything finally sorted, I readied myself for the rescue mission.
Assault on the Galactic Building
The Galactic Headquarters were literally swarming with grunts. There were many of them however my team was strong, and Venom made quick work of them. After swiping the Galactic key I entered thr office of Cyrus and challenged him for control of the legendary pokemon. Cyrus regarded me carefully, then shrugged and the battle began.
Cyrus led with his Sneasel while I countered with Vulcan. Despite the obvious advantage I had Cyrus did not seem to care. Sneasel charged forward, lashing out with its claws which Vulcan easily dodged without hassle. Sneasel was persistent tho and began to force Vulcan back. Thinking quickly, I ordered Vulcan to retreat to give himself room. Vulcan leapt backwards as Sneasel charged. Suddenly, there was a flash of flame and Vulcan was suddenly cloaked in flame. Sneasel realised too late, that it was too close to Vulcan and began to backpedal frantically. Vulcan however, was too fast slamming into Sneasel blasting it backwards through the air. Still moving, Vulcan slipped out of its Flame Wheel and slammed Sneasel with a lightning fast punch, before, still moving through the air, it slipped into a Flame Wheel again. Sneasel hit thr ground hard, bounced once, and was then literally run into the ground by Vulcan who ploughed into Sneasel at speed, sending the poor creature smashing into the wall. The display of ferocity would have intimidated anyone, however Cyrus was unmoved. He threw a ball and a Crobat appeared.
Vulcan was at a clear disadvantage here so after a little bit of thought I sent out Alex. The Bronzor from so long ago had now evolved into a mighty Btonzong and I was confident that Alex could take anything that Crobat could throw at it. Crobat bared its fangs and then swept toward Alex who simply waited. Crobat got closer and closer when, just as it was within striking distance, a rainbow coloured beam blasted out from Alex, the powerful Extrasensory scoring a direct hit as Crobat screeched in pain. It bit into Alex but failed to make much of a dent before Alex fired again, blasting the flying pokemon again and again with psychic energy. Too late, Cyrus had realised that the attempted close range attacked were ineffective against Alex and now Crobat had paid the price.
Cyrus had one pokemon left, a Honckrow. I had never faced one of those before and quickly realised that Vulcan was going to be useless against it. Thinking quickly, I sent in Chaos, to lower that things attack. Then, I sent out Alex to take the assault, and then sent out Chaos again, weakening the dark pokemon’s attack strength. Catching onto my plan, Cyrus ordered a Night Shade as I sent in Venom. The black beams smashed into it however Venom rallied, lashing out with its fangs and biting Honchkrow, stealing and using its Sitrus Berry. With Honchkros healing itme removed, it was time to start the process of wearing the mighty bird down. Venom closed in, landing a couple of quick bites attempting to poison Honchkrow but I was unsuccessful. Keen to finish this battle off I sent out Sielia who took to the air.
Inside the building, the size of Sielia and Honchkrow made manuvering difficult, thinking fast, I ordered a powerful Dragonbreath at the ceiling, Cyrus and I retreated while both pokemon soared up high in the skies above the city. The two pokemon began to trade blows, the air filled with blasts of energy as the pokemon dodged the attacks while I waited patiently for Cyrus’s next tactic. I had a plan, and I had one shot at it. Suddenly Honchkrow apruptly changed direction, it flew at full speed towards Sielia, its beak whirling. Sielia was struck, it cried out in pain at the critical hit, Honchkrow gave a caw of triumph and swooped closer for the kill. Clinging to life, Sielia could barely fly, and Honchkrow prepared itself. It dove towards Sielia who, criically injured, was unable to move fast enough to get away. In desperation, I screamed one final order, and Sielia closed its wings and dropped like a stone.
Down, down, down, Sielia fell spinning like a top at the wind speed. With Honchkrow still closing in, I ordered a Dragonbreath. Still spinning, Sielia blasted a beam which spun widely through the air, before slamming into Honchkrow causing its wings to freeze up suddenly in paralysis. The two birds were both falling now. Together, with Honchkrow a little behind Sielia. With a clear shot at Sielia’s unprotected back, Honchkrow gave a great cry, when suddenly Sielia extended its wings suddenly.
Caught by surprise, Honchkrow could only watch in shock as it hurtled past Sielia, and now it was Sielia’s time to strike. Sielia glowed orange, and an orange ball of energy appeared in front of its beak. Sielia let the orb charge for half a second, then blasted Honchkrow with orange metoers.
From close range, Honchkrow had no chance and was promptly pulverised by the powerful Draco Meteor which blasted it into the ground. Sielia landed lightly next to me and promptly went to sleep, healing its injuries. Cyrus had been defeated and now I was free to release the legendary pokemon.
After beating Cyrus I wasted no time. I quickly healed my team before sprinting down the corridor and stepped on the warp panel. A flash of light and…
The first thing that hit me was the smell. It smelt like things were being preserved her somewhere. Green tanks lined the way ahead of me and I began to feel a little ill. Vulcan looked at me uncertainly; none of us really liked being here. I saw a room up ahead and charged ahead, ignoring the green tanks. I entered the room, and saw a terrible sight. Uxie, Mesprit and Azelf were died down, all three of hem suffering greatly. Rage flowed through me and the inhumane treatment of there pokemon. I stalked towards the control panel, but Saturn blocked my way. I was livid with anger, and sent out Alex who promptly crushed Saturn’s Golbat and Toxicroak. Vulcan then showed no mercy to his Bronzor, roasting it with a powerful Fire Blast. With Saturn defeated, I pushed past him, and slammed my fit on the release button. The restraints closed, and one by one, the legendary pokemon fled the building, leaving me standing there alone in that horrible room.
I felt kinda sad the pokemon of the lake left without saying much of a “Thank You” (considering I saved their life) but I shrugged it off realising that they were likely traumatised thanks to there experiences. Kinda made me even more sad as I realised that those pokemon were unlikely to trust anyone ever again. Anyway, I decided to put a stop to whatever plan Cyrus had. Instead of waiting for the crisis to happen I was going to put a stop to the makings of one. Preparing myself, I placed Venom into a box and withdrew my HM Slave in preparation for the climb up he mountain. Then, I travelled to Mt Coronet.
The climb to the Spear Pillar was long and tough. Galactic Grunts blocked my path however Vulcan blasted his way through them with ease as we rushed to the top of the mountain. Finally, after battling through the elements, I arrived to see a shocking sight. Cyrus stood, right near the edge of the mountain, two massive Red Chains lay next to him. I had no idea what he was planning but it looked really bad. I charged forward to put a stop to him when suddenly, Mars and Jupiter stepped forward to block my way.
“Crap” I thought. It was obvious what they were going to do. With a weak HM slave I had 5 pokemon to their 6 so a double battle would really put me under pressure. Even if I won, I would be in no shape to face up to Cyrus. Still, withdrawing was not an option, I stepped forward, threw a ball, and Chaos appeared at my side, things were looking bleak when suddenly a small Munchlax charged past me, and stood next to Chaos. “Hey you thought you could have all the fun without me?” a familiar voice called. Barry sprinted over to me while Jupiter and Mars scowled. They too, threw there poke balls and out came two Bronzor. Suddenly there were two massive flashs of light, and walls of energy covered the two Bronzor while Mars and Jupiter smirked, confident that under there screens, they would be fine. Barry and I glanced at each other, the flash of a plan struck and I ordered Chaos to unleash its most powerful boosting move available, Dragon Dance. Mars and Jupiter watched in horror as Chaos spun in a circle, increasing its attack power. Munchlax however, glowed gold as it used Stockpile to bulk up its impressive defensive stats. Furious at our tactics Mars and Jupiter both blasted Chaos with golden beams, the powerful Extrasensory’s would be sure to do significant damage to Chaos if they hit. However Barry gave a nod, and Munchlax charged forward, blocking the attack with its own body before stockpiling up. Smirking, I ordered yet another Dragon Dance as Mars and Jupiter suddenly cottoned onto my plan. So long as the screens were up, we had no chance at winning this battle, even if we took down a Bronzor, Mars and Jupiter would just bring out there strongest pokemon and bulldoze past us. However, with Munchlax taking his for Chaos, and Chaos boosting up until the screens vanished, Mars and Jupiter would have no chance. Desperate, Mars and Jupitar threw everything that had at Munchlax who simply stockpiled up and then swallowed up the damage until finally, the screens vanished, and Mars and Jupiter trembled under the might of a Chaos with incredible attack power.
“We surrender please!” they called but I was having none of it. Chaos glowed blue than swung its tail like a cricket bat, blasting them and there pokemon off the mountain. Barry and I both glanced at each other, my pokemon were hurt and tired from the battle and Barrys, pokemon did not look much better. We came to an unspoken agreement and Barry handed over his healing items for me to heal my team with. We then shook hands and Barry left, leaving me to put a stop to the plans of Cyrus.
My team fully healed I strode toward Cyrus, calling for him to stop whatever he was doing. Cyrus ignored me. Sensing my frustration, Vulcan charged toward Cyrus when the Red Chains flashed and a sudden fissure opened in mid air, blasting Vulcan and me back. Cyrus smirked, “I call forth Dialga and Palkia before me” he screamed. The air trembled, and I felt a sudden outpouring of energy. Lightning struck the mountain and there was a sudden boom. Light flared and Dialga and Palkia stood in front of Cyrus, the Red Chains wrapped around them. His work done, Cyrus looked at me while I could only watch helplessly. The rage of the two legendaries was clear, and my team had no chance against entity’s of that power. “Cyrus…what are you doing?” said a quiet voice behind me. I turned to see the blond women from earlier, Cynthia I recalled. She seemed slightly confused as to why there were two supreme beings atop Mt Coronet and I didn’t blame her. Cyrus seemed to ponder the question. “Why am I doing this,” he muttered “Well I suppose it had something to do with the disease spreading through the world, pokemon are dying and it is clear to me that our world is crumbling”. I was about to speak but Cyrus shot me a glare and I decided it might be wise to shut up. Cyrus continued “So… we need a new world, Dialgia and Palkia gave us this one and now they will make us a new world while fully destroying this one”. Cynthia seemed to nod as if that made some sort of weird sense. Then slowly made her way toward Cyrus. “I’m going to have to ask you to stop what you are doing im afraid” she remarked in a casual sort of way. Cyrus laughed, “You think im scared of you?” he cried, “Thank again!” There was a sudden roar from Dialga and Cynthia swiftly took a step back.
Despite Cyrus having the power of legendaries behind him I realised that no matter what, we had to stop this even if it meant losing friends in the process. Cynthia apparently had the same idea as she reached for a pokeball at her belt. Vulcan gave a cry of anger and charged at Cyrus. A blast of purple energy, and then Palkia made a scything motion. I was hit just below the ribcage and was thrown back, slamming against some rocks. I was hurt, and then Dialga glowed before blasting a beam of energy toward me. A flash of blond and Cynthia dived in front of me, shielding me from the attack. It was a brave gesture, but utterly pointless and now we were both extremely hurt. Cyrus cackled when suddenly three balls of energy flew over to Dialga and Palkia. The lake guardians had arrived. They hovered over Dialga and Palkia , circling around trying to break the chain but Dialga and Palkia were too strong, there was a flash of energy, and the Lake Guardians were blown away like leaves in the wind. Cyrus let out an exultant cry turning towards me. “You girl,” he remarked, “Have attempted to upset my plans for the last time, therefore you shall be the first to experience the rage of Dialga and Palkia!” Dialga began to glow, charging its attack when the ground gave a tremor. A small black hole of nothingness appeared in front of Cyrus, which slowly expanded. Then two red eyes appeared in the hole. Full credit to Cyrus, he showed no fear. Personally I would have been running away in terror by now. Suddenly the creature in the hole rose up, it was massive, a creature of darkness, a shadow. There was a flash of darkness and something that might have been wings appeared on either side of it. The creature gave a cry and lunged forward, capturing Cyrus with its wings and dragging him into the hole with it.
Terrified as I was, I knew I had to follow Cyrus down there. Cynthia was pretty hurt, and, despite being hurt as well, I was in slightly better shape than here. Dialga and Palkia had vanished but things still looked pretty grim with the pillars distorting under the waves of power appearing from the portal. Gathering my courage, I jumped into the portal.
Distortion World was… different. Twisting angles and stuff made it tough to get my head around but I soon tracked down Cyrus. He was going to pay for his attempts at destroying the world…
Cyrus led with Houndoom while I countered with Vulcan. The two fire pokemon faced off before lightning flared in the jaws of Houndoom and it charged. Vulcan charged forward and slammed a punch into the open jaws on Houndoom. The electric discharge shocked Vulcan, but it rallied itself and blasted Houndoom with a Close Combat, finishing it off.
Cyrus sent out his next pokemon, a powerful Gyarados. Unsure as to what to do, I sent in Alex, who managed to confuse Gyarados before putting it to sleep. I then sent in Celeste which then promptly hammered the poor Gyarados with Ancient Power. Knocking it out.
Cyrus began to show irritation. He threw a ball, Honchkrow appeared and I sent in Chaos. Keen to finish things quickly Chaos Dragon Danced twice, and then ravaged his team defeating Cyrus for the last time. With victory mine, I returned to my own world, and prepared myself for my final Gym Battle.