Join Date: Mar 2011
You have to get good and lost to find places which cannot be found
This Chapter left me heartbroken. R.I.P. Sly
Chapter 7: Victory at What Cost?
"Hey Severus, I hope you are ready for a battle!" May shouted as she tossed her Pokeball. Infront of her stood a Torkoal, looking at me with indifference.
Well someone is abusing their father's labratory. I looked at her Pokemon. Judging from its disposition, its power level was about on par with the rest of my team. I took stock of the Pokemon I had, and just like Roxanne's Gym, what I had at my disposal wasnt promising.
Tasty was immediately ruled out, he would die in a hit or two while not delivering any significant damage. The story was the same for Pinacolada, who while fairing better type-wise, had no move to power through Torkoal. Ragnarok had the most power on my team, but he too had no moves to muscle through Torkoal's defense. The only choice the remained was Sly, who I hoped despite his lackluster attack could make up for it with strong STAB blows. So with my decision made I sent Sly to face off against her Torkoal.
"Alright, use Headbutt!!" Sly charged in and smashed against Torkoal's hide, who hardly noticed the small Pokemon's presence. Meanwhile Torkoal was content with boosting its stats with a threatening Curse. Sly charged in again, doing even less damage, as Torkoal boosted again. Things were getting bad now, Sly was failing to do any damage meanwhile Torkoal was already at +2 in both Attack and Defense. But I had no other options, so Sly continued slugging through, hoping to gain some ground. Suddenly flames erupted from Torkoal's mouth and Sly was coated in Embers, delivering a huge amount of damage. I was shocked, I had no idea that Sly would take that kind of damage, and I knew he wouldnt be able to take two more of those. But Sly continued with another Headbutt, and then blanketed with more Embers.
Sly was on his last legs, but Torkoal looked weak too, and Sly knew it. But I knew that Sly couldn't handle another hit. I was preparing the switch when suddenly Sly charged forward without my command, striking with all his strength. Torkoal was rocked, but stayed standing, as more flames erupted from its mouth. Sly was completely obscured from sight, and as the smoke cleared, I saw Sly laying on his side, not moving, not breathing, just lying there, the fur along his head and left flank charred. Tears welled up in my eyes and I released Ragnarok. In a fury he finished off Torkoal, and then my mind went blank.
(Yeah, I made a bad judgement, I thought Headbutt might do max damage and Torkoal-- who was in the red-- would faint)
When I regained control I was looking at a defeated Mudkip, and a Lombre standing tall beside a charred Zigzagoon. "Great battle Severus, you are way stronger than I expected. Here, we'll exchange match call numbers so we can battle again. See ya around!" May said, and then walked marrily away.
I ran over to Sly, and scooped him up, his burnt fur falling away as my arms rubbed against it. With Pinacolada by my side I sprinted to the Pokemon Centre, tears streaking my face. I burst through the red roofed buildings doors and screamed for Nurse Joy to save him. Sly was taken away to the ER, but in 10 minutes Nurse Joy was back, tears in her eyes as well.
"Your Zigzagoon didn't make it. His," she stammered, struggling to control her emotions, "his burns were to severe. His small body couldnt handle it and his heart gave out."
I broke down sobbing, and Nurse Joy sat next to me as I cried into her shoulder. Sly was dead, and it was my fault. I swear this will never happen again. No one will suffer like you did Sly.
Sly was taken out of the ER in a casket, and brought to me. Ceremonially I opened the lid and placed Sly's Pokeball beside him. Our bond wouldnt be severed because we were no longer together on Earth. I closed the casket and Sly was carried outside of the Centre to a black car, where it was placed in the trunk. Tears in my eyes I watched as the car drove away, taking my beloved friend to Mt. Pyre, the final resting place for the deceased Pokemon. On the street a small stone was placed beneath and lampost with a small plague attached to it. It read: "In memory of Sly the Zigzagoon. Who's cute antics could bring a smile to even the most caloused of souls. May his spirit live on to bring joy to all who need it." Severus read the plague once and then left, never looking back. In his bag he discovered was the HM Cut, and attached to it was a note. "To help on your journey, it is what your Pokemon would have wanted. - The Cut Man"
I broke down once more at the entrance to Petalburg Woods. That night I slept alone with no fire nor tent to offer me comfort.
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Ragnarok the Torchic (M)
Moves- Scratch, Growl, Focus Energy, Ember
Opinion: As a starter, I have high expectations for Torchic. The only fear is of its common weaknesses and its poor defenses will cause an untimely death for Ragnarok. As of right now Ragnarok's true potential is still unknown, as Pinacolada-- and to some extent even Tasty-- have been taking the spotlight.
Tasty the Dustox (M)
Moves- Tackle, Gust, Poison Sting, Confusion
Ability- Shed Skin
Opinion: The blow of not getting a Silcoon really stung, as a Dustox is nothing compared to Beautifly. But Tasty may still prove usefull in my future battle against Brawly. After that, I don't expect Tasty to do much.
Pinacolada the Lotad (F)
Nature- Jolly (great -_-)
Moves- Astonish, Growl, Absorb, Nature Power
Ability- Rain Dish
Opinion: MVP for sure as of right now. Soloing Roxanne's Gym with no Pokemon Center and I think maybe one Potion deserves a pat on the back. I have high hopes for Pinacolad
In Memory Of:
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