Arena (Move your mouse to reveal the content) Arena (open) Arena (close) Tualang City is a frontier town on the edge of a gigantic rainforest in a newly discovered region. While the town is far from the largest in the colony, it is the home of many explorers not currently on an expedition. This has led to it becoming a hub for science, as many of the plants, animals, and Pokemon in the forest have the potential to create powerful medicines. One such institution of science is the Verde Insect Research Center. Also known as the Tualang City Gym. As you walk into the gym, you are quickly confronted by a large main hall that stretches up seven stories, with an enormous tree dominating the center of the room. A large number of exhibits line the walls and kiosks of the room, and it becomes evident that the building also serves as a museum on bug type Pokemon and the rainforest ecosystem as a whole. You wander almost to the back of the room before finally finding a desk marked "Tualang Gym Registration." Walking up to it, you find that there is no secretary, but rather a sign pointing to a door about ten feet behind it reading: "Off tending the Pokemon, please come see me if you wish to talk. -Gregor." Seeing nothing better to do, you walk inside the door. A fantastic view awaits you upon entry. This room is easily larger than the main hall, and is filled with terrain closely resembling the forest outside. Ivy-coated walls stretch up a full thirty feet to a massive spider web that appears to serve as the roof of the exhibit. From the humidity and heat of the room, you assume that it's a massive greenhouse, even if this isn't really necessary given that the city is in a rainforest climate. A narrow trail cuts further on into the gym, leading through a dense forest of tropical foilage and exotic sounds. The dirt under your feet is quite moist, but what disturbs you most is a constant rushling in the plants around you. Whenever you stop, you can never hear anything, but it always seem to begin a little closer when you start moving. After a very creepy hike, you eventually do see another human being on the trail. The man is wearing a green lab coat, and staring intently through a pair of binoculars at something in front of him. Wondering what he's doing, you take a step forwards and follow his gaze. Yanmega fly over a pond about fifty meters away, and Surskit and Anorith swim on or near the surface. An Armaldo basks in the moisture and light at the edge of the water, while a Scyther drinks from the far end, eyeing every other creature in the area. You can vaguely make out an Ariados in the treeline, with Butterfree flying between the trees- out of reach of the Yanmega. "It's beautiful, isn't it?" You turn around to find the scientist standing up, looking at you. "I'm Gregor, the league's Bug Gym leader. Are you here seeking a challenge." You nod yes, and Gregor pulls out his notebook and glances over it. "Alright, I can pencil you in for a battle at 3:00. We have a demonstration then, and I like giving the guests something to look at beyond the usual show. Does this work for you." You affirm it does, and he begins to walk back down the trail. Not particularly willing to be left behind with the Pokemon in the forest, you quickly run to meet him and walk out of the room in silence. Just as he you are about to reenter the main hall, you realize that you forgot to ask something important. "So, just where are we fighting at?" The gym leader smiles sinisterly, and points out over your head. You follow his gaze, and see the web on top of the room. 3 vs 3 Gym Singles 2 Day DQ Items=ON Abilities=All 2 Chills/5 Recovers 3 Substitutions Bug Gym Arena: A large, tightly woven web stretches across the floor of the arena, while another one is spun about 8 feet above it. The webs are held together by a concrete structure, with windows surrounding the entire arena to allow visitors a chance to see the battle. While the arena is set up in such a way as to allow as many moves as possible, there are still some practical restrictions. -3 vs 3 singles -All moves not specified as banned are allowed in the arena -Rock Slide cannot be used -No natural water -Due to the webbing above and below the arena, all Pokemon not of the bug or ground types will have the priority of all stages of bounce, fly, and dig reduced by 0.5 -In addition to their normal item, all Pokemon may carry a type resist berry. Due to the fireproof and sticky nature of the webbing, the berry cannot be swapped or destroyed by Trick, Switcheroo, Knock Off, or thief. Even if the player does not have a resist berry, they can draw one of any type from the arena -Bug-types are immune to Stealth Rock -RP actions are not only allowed but encouraged for the purposes of the demonstration Leader Rediamond: Challenger Orcinus Duo: Pitch black. All is darkness. Suddenly, a click can be heard, and the lights flash on to reveal... a massive web. Behold: this is the Tualang City Gym, and today it is occupied. On one side of the arena is the leader, Rediamond, aka Gregor. While the bug type is often overlooked as weak due to the stats of the Pokemon that hold the type and the weaknesses they possess, Leader Gregor has proved time and time again that, with solid preparation, skill, and maybe the smallest amount of luck, the Bug type can be just as lethal as the mightiest dragon or as tough as the strongest steel. Case in point is Gregor's Nomen Armaldo, who has seen action in every one of the gym's matches and has proven to be one of Gregor's most formidable weapons. Amaldo's main weapons are its bulk and typing— Boasting 100/4/4 defenses is a rare feat, and still many of those Pokemon are hampered by a x2.25 damage weakness, but not Armaldo. On top of this, Armaldo's secondary rock typing provides it with neutrality to both Flying and Fire type attacks, two of Bug types' biggest weaknesses. On the other side of the arena is Challenger Orcinus Duo. Orcinus has proved in the past to be a formidable opponent, using his fire types to great effect. We can be sure to see those Pokemon in this battle. One of the most threatening Pokemon in his arsenal today, Simion the Infernape, just happens to have the potential to be one of the best Armaldo counters around. Displaying neutrality to its Rock STAB, Infernape eliminates the threat that the type possesses to the rest of Orcinus' team. While this may be significant, we must also remember Infernape's other traits: it is fast and versatile, and can hit with impressive force. The air is thick with tension as the trainers begin to plan, and without further ado, the match begins! A coin is tossed in the air, spinning as it falls, revealing... Tails. Order of Operations: Orcinus Duo sends out his first Pokemon and equips a berry. Rediamond sends out his first Pokemon, equips a berry, and orders. Orcinus Duo orders. I ref.