Well, this was really bad. Surt was holding a kitchen knife. And if the diary was correct, that meant one of the wanderer's pokemon - Sethim, most likely - is utterly screwed. Even so, the battle wasn't over yet - Rico still had a fighting chance, and Alexander had at least one more bit of fight left in him.
Like hell was he going to allow that knife to slow him down.
We can still win this, guys! Rico, use all your power to smack that embirch with soul crash! Seth, blast him with flamethrower and extrasensory! Alex, use the last of your strength to turn that embirch into a popsicle with glacial gnash!
Riolu: Soul Crash Ice (Hidden Power Ice x2) -> Cooldown
Togepi: Flamethrower -> Extrasensory
Shinx: Glacial Gnash (Ice Fang x2) -> Cooldown