ShinySkarmory walked slowly towards the burning lake, filled with apprehension. Appearances aren't always the safest way to judge, but this place was as hellish and dangerous as it looked in the pictures. The "arena", in the broadest sense of the word, was a small platform in the middle of a sea of burning liquid sulfur, where the fumes were so dangerous he had to wear a full-face gas mask and bring an oxygen supply so that he could last long enough to ref the match. Who in the world would want to fight here? Arena Post (Move your mouse to reveal the content) Arena Post (open) Arena Post (close) Standing at the top of the precipice, looking down on the lake, I saw two other trainers, most commonly known as Albinoloon and Fire Blast. But why in the world would they want to fight in a hellhole like this? What pokemon could possibly survive the toxic air, burning sulfur lake, and still manage to duke it out with an opponent? Lofty the Drifloon (Albinoloon) (Move your mouse to reveal the content) Lofty the Drifloon (Albinoloon) (open) Lofty the Drifloon (Albinoloon) (close) ***** Drifloon (Lofty[M]) Personality: Lofty is quite... arbitrairy in his actions. He will hardly use the same move twice, unless forced into a tricky situation suach as being taunted. Despite his cluelessness, Lofty is actually one of 3 rare Malumaer heteros. Most drifloon are born in their place of origin; the underwold. However, these heteros are born in the overworld through evaporation of a volatile chemicals. Although rare, their lack of their reflective pigment, which normal drifloon recieve, slowly burns their thin bodies. This is the result of their rarity. This particular one sank down to earth as soon as it was born. When Albinoloon was traveling beside a polluted sea to search for an arena, he noticed a tug on a particular doll-shaped keychain on his backpack. As he turned around, he noticed it was this mysetrious drifloon, whom came to be known as Lofty, for the way he seemed to float aimlessly. When training, he realized that Lofty had an extremely vast and photographic memory. Sadly, however, Lofty should not have a long life, because of his genetical ailment. Albinoloon knows this and is currently pondering on a solution to this grim problem. he plans to make Lofty the star pokemon on his team. Nature: Quiet (+SAtk; Base Spd/1.15; -15% evasion) Type: Ghost/Flying Ghost: Ghost STAB; brief intangibility that nullifies Normal and Fighting-type attacks. Can move through walls for a brief period of time but must remain in motion. Superior senses in low light and inside dark buildings. Have no vision reduction in hazes. Flying: Flying STAB; immunity to Ground attacks outside extremely odd circumstances even for ground-based flying Pokemon. Enhanced aerial mobility. Superior senses in open air arenas. Abilities: Aftermath: (Innate) If this Pokemon uses Selfdestruct or Explosion, the attack has ten (10) more Base Attack Power and five (5) more Energy Cost to execute. Unburden: (Innate) This Pokemon is incredibly possessive. If it uses or loses an item in battle its rage swells and its speed doubles (x2) until it receives another item. Flare Boost (DW LOCKED): (Innate) This Pokemon's Body can harness the heat from a burn into internal energy, fueling its mental capabilities. When Burned, the Pokemon's special attacks have two (2) more Base Attack Power. Stats: HP: 100 Atk: Rank 2 Def: Rank 2 SpA: Rank 3(+) SpD: Rank 2 Spe: 61 (-;70/1.15=10.8=61) Size Class: 1 Weight Class: 1 EC: 2/6 MC: 0 DC: 2/5 Moves: Constrict Minimize Astonish Gust Focus Energy Payback Hex Stockpile Explosion Hidden Power (Fighting 7) Thunder Wave Acrobatics Will 'o' Wisp Thunderbolt Hypnosis Clear Smog Disable Zubat (Fire Blast) (Move your mouse to reveal the content) Zubat (Fire Blast) (open) Zubat (Fire Blast) (close) Zubat (Not earned yet) (M) Nature: Hasty +15% Spe, +14% Accuracy, -1 Def Type: Poison/Flying Poison STAB; immunity to Poison/Toxic, see and breath through smog/smokescreens/haze uninhibited. Able to use Wrap and Bind without losing focus. Superior senses in urban settings. Flying STAB; immunity to Ground attacks outside extremely odd circumstances even for ground-based flying Pokemon. Enhanced aerial mobility. Superior senses in open air arenas. Abilities: Inner Focus Type: Innate When an opponent attempts to flinch this Pokemon, it stands firm and continues its attack. If it has another ability that would be activated by flinching, that ability activates. Infiltrator (DW) Type: Innate Through a combination of speed and cunning this Pokemon easily gets around Light Screen, Reflect, and Safeguard with all of its attacks. Stats: HP: 90 Atk: 2 Def-: 1 SpA: 2 SpD: 2 Spe+: 64 SC: 1 WC: 1 EC: 0/9 MC: 0 DC: 0/5 NC: 0/1 Attacks: Leech Life Astonish Bite Supersonic Wing Attack Confuse Ray Air Cutter Brave Bird Giga Drain Whirlwind Fly Taunt Toxic Seeing no other pokeballs on their belts, ShinySkarmory guessed that this was to be a 1v1. But how would the user get back to the pokemon center from the center of the liquid sulfur if his pokemon were knocked out. ShinySkarmory reached for the pokeball containing Mentalist, his Kirlia. He heard a voice inside his mind, like many trainers who form close bonds with Ralts and its evolved forms. The voice was speaking: "Albinoloon will reveal his Drifloon's ability, then Fire Blast will reveal his Zubat's ability and give orders. Then, Albinoloon will order his Drifloon to attack..." "How do you know this?" he asked, using his mind. Kirlia responded,"It is tradition within pokemon battling. Do not question the old ways..." "Fair enough, Kirlia. We still might have to rescue the loser."