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Cherish The Moments
Welcome to my story.
This story is rated PG-13 for some coarse language, mild violence and mild romantic themes.
This story follows 2 gym leaders and 3 friends who receive 4 rare pokemon and are tasked to find out where they came from.
This Pokémon Story takes place in the (clearly made up) Actopon Region of the Pokémon world
Map of the Actopon Region
List of Cities and Gyms in the Actopon Region:
Actopon Pokémon League Elite Four and Champion
Actopon Pokemon League Infomation
List of Small Towns/Areas:
DISCLAIMER: POKÉMON IS NOT MINE; THIS STORY IS. I AM ALLOWED TO USE POKÉMON AS LONG I SAY THAT THEY BELONG TO NINTENDO/GAME FREAK, HOWEVER THE STORY, CHARATERS AND REGION BELONG TO ME.
****Special Thanks to the Buraddo_Aipom of Serebiiforums.com for the beta-ing of this Story
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Stephen Warren (Joint Möbius Gym Leader)
Jessica (Joint Möbius Gym Leader)
Sam Nagato (Pokémon Trainer)
Alvin O'Brien (Research Assistant)
The Gym Leader sat slumped on a chair, overlooking the battlefield as one of his trainees battled the challenger to his gym. He sat with a tired look on his face, closing his eyes he listened to the commands the trainers were giving their Pokémon.
“Drifloon, use Shadow Ball on that Yanmega!” The challenger called out to his Pokémon.
The floating Pokémon responded and fired off the dark ball of shadowy gloop at the gym trainer’s Pokémon, knocking it back a few feet. The gym trainer - knowing his second Pokémon was more than capable of countering the Drifloon - called out to the Yanmega to use U-Turn to do some damage to the Drifloon while switching out. The gym leader rolled his closed eyes at his trainee’s bad choice.
Idiot, He thought to himself, unaware of the Pokémon in the room behind to him using her psychic abilities to read his thoughts. Why would he: A, teach that Pokémon a physical move then, B, use it to escape when he could clearly beat it with what he had? the Gym Leader asked rhetorically.
“Go, Electabuzz!” The gym trainer called as he tossed the Great Ball out onto the battlefield, releasing his Pokémon. The Gym Leader’s expression didn’t change and his eyes didn’t open.
There is no excuse for failing now, the gym leader thought. The Electabuzz launched a Thunder Punch at the Drifloon, knocking it out in one shot - as this took place, a Pokémon teleported next to the Leader’s chair.
“So he actually managed to take the Drifloon down then,” the Gardevoir muttered to the Gym Leader. Opening his eyes, the Gym Leader looked at the Gardevoir next to him and slowly nodded. Looking down at the battlefield, the Pokémon and Human saw the challenger toss a Pokéball onto the field and out came the challengers final Pokémon for the 2-on-2 practice battle - an Onix.
“Ready Onix?” The trainer shouted up to the giant Pokémon on the field, who roared back in confirmation.
“Electabuzz, use Ice Punch!” The gym trainer called out, with the Electabuzz responding appropriately, hitting the Onix hard. The Gym Leader’s face showed a little shock. That Electabuzz should have knocked that Onix a lot harder. The massive Pokémon was barely fazed and struck back with a powerful earthquake, knocking the Electabuzz back against the trainee. That sent them flying back slamming against the trembling wall.
The Gym Leader and Gardevoir acted as if nothing was even happening, and with their experience, this was a pretty mild quake. However, this caused the Gym Leader to sit up and focus; expecting the worse, he might actually HAVE to battle the challenger. Looking down, he saw the trainee release the Yanmega onto the battlefield, into the expected stone edge from the Onix.
“Looks like we’re up, Jessica,” The Gym Leader moaned as he stood up, with the Yanmega being knocked out on the battlefield below him.
“What’s the bet that he doesn’t understand the gym rules?” He asked the Gardevoir walking beside him down to the field.
“No idea Stephen, but to be honest, I don’t care; I just want a good battle,” The Gardevoir simply answered. “What three are you taking out? I’m using Abigail, Sparky and Chimecho.” She sighed while looking though a small pile of Pokéballs, Great Balls and Ultra Balls, picking out the three that contained the Pokémon she wanted to use for the upcoming battle. Stephen shrugged and took three Pokéballs out of his pocket. However, they were not normal looking Pokéballs - one was a Premier Ball, another a Luxury Ball, while the third was a rare Cherish Ball.
“The usual,” He plainly said. “You ready to battle Jess?” The door to the battlefield opened and the two trainers walked out on to the field.
“Hello young trainer, how have you been finding our gym trainees? Good?” Stephen rattled off with a slightly bored tone to his voice. “Now that you have defeated the four trainees of this gym I accept your challenge to the Möbius gym.”
The young trainer’s eyes gleamed with anticipation and he listened intently to the Gym Leader’s words.
“Here are the rules for the battle: It will be a six-on-six double battle - me and my joint leader with use three each and you will use six, and wherever possible all sides must have two Pokémon on the field,” Stephen yawned “Sorry. Both the challenger and Gym Leaders will be allowed to switch Pokémon at any point during the battle.”
“Wait ... what?” the challenger queried. “Normally the Gym Leaders are not allowed to change Pokémon during battle, why can you?”
Stephen rolled his eyes and stuck his hand out to Jessica who, rolling her eyes as well, put a 10 Pokénote into his hand, which Stephen pocketed. “It's because this gym does not have a specific type. As a result, unlike say a water type gym, we don’t have many Pokémon with similar moves and abilities. Consequently in order for us to give you a fair battle worthy of earning a badge we must be able to switch and counter you Pokémon in the same way you will to ours.” Stephen looked at the clock above the referee’s podium and nodded to the referee who was standing on podium to be ready. “Are you ready?”
“Y-yes sir and ma’am.” The challenger said to Stephen and Jessica.
“Both challenger and Gym leader release your Pokémon on to the battle field and prepare for battle!” The referee called out holding up a red and green flag, red for the Gym Leaders and green for the challenger.
The challenger threw two Pokéballs out onto the battlefield releasing an Exploud and an Omastar.
“Go Abigail!” Jessica called out while tossing the Pokéball from her hand onto the field.
“And go Arkbird!” Stephen called out while tossing the Cherish Ball onto the field. The challenger’s face showed the classic confused look all the challengers at the gym have when battling the leaders. Few of them are used to battling a Gym Leader who has nicknamed their Pokémon. The challenger looked at the balls as they opened releasing the Pokémon held within, in this case Jessica's Absol and Stephen’s Togekiss.
“Begin the battle!” The referee called out to the three trainers on the battlefield.
“Exploud use Screech on the Absol and Omastar use Rock Blast on the Togekiss!” The challenger called out to his Pokémon.
“Arkbird use Aura Sphere on the Omastar, fast!” Stephen called out to the Togekiss.
“And Abigail use Night Slash on the Exploud!” Jessica called out to the Absol. The two Gym Leaders’ Pokémon attacked before the challenger’s could even move. Arkbird fired off a glowing ball of energy at the Omastar who just seemed to stand there, unable to move as the ball hit the Pokémon square in the face. It was sent flying backwards against the wall behind the challenger. A second after Arkbird moved, Abigail moved too, jumping into the air as the scythe on the side of her head glowed with a black light. With a flick of her head Abigail sent a dark edge towards the unwitting Exploud, who, like the Omastar next to him, was sent flying backwards, slamming against the wall behind the challenger. Both the Exploud and Omastar were out cold.
“The challenger’s Pokémon are unable to battle!” the referee called out while holding a red flag out on the side of the two Gym Leaders.
“Oh wow, Exploud and Omastar return.” The trainer held both the Pokémon’s Pokéballs and a red light glowed on both of them as they returned to the Pokéballs containment.
“Sorry guys.” The trainer apologised to the Pokéballs as he put them back while getting two more balls. “Go Bagon and Blastoise!” The trainer called out while throwing out the two Pokéballs on to the field.
“Ready Jess?” Stephen asked while looking across at his fellow Gym Leader, who nodded in reply and looked out knowing exactly what move both Stephen and herself were going to use.
“Arkbird use Air Slash on the Bagon!” Stephen called out with a slight sadness in his voice.
“And use Night Slash on Blastoise Abigail!” Jessica told her Absol while trying to add some excitement to the battle.
“Blastoise use Withdraw and Bagon use Headbutt on the Absol!” The trainer desperately called out to his Pokémon, knowing that they were too slow to react in time to stop the attacks from the Gym Leaders Pokémon from hitting. Arkbird’s wings flapped strongly, causing the air to slice across the battlefield. It hit the Bagon trying to ram Abigail with its head, knocking the small dragon to the floor. As the Blastoise tried to tuck into its shell Abigail’s dark attack hit incredibly hard, even more than any of her attacks. Both of the challenger’s Pokémon again fell with only one hit.
“Both the challengers Pokémon are unable to battle,” The referee declared while holding up the red flag. The challenger returned both Pokémon to their Pokéballs.
“I withdraw,” The challenger stated, “I cannot beat you.”
“Oh well, you tried,” Jessica told the challenger, walking up to him as Abigail walked back to its trainer. “You need to train your Pokémon to a higher level and focus on their defences - any thoughts Stephen?”
The words fell on empty space. Stephen had begun to walk off into the back room, yawning. “Okay then, we await your next challenge.” Jessica said with a rushed tone, looking around, trying to get Stephen to stay, but it was too late - the challenger had already turned and left the room with his head held low.
“STEPHEN!!” Jessica yelled out and chased the gym leader into the back room.