27th April 2009, 05:58 PM #1
Galactic Operation: Johto (PG)
Ermmmm......So 'Hi' =3.....I got told to go to the introduction threads, but couldn't find them :S so, yeah.
Anywayz, the only reason I joined the site was to post some Pokemon Fanfiction that I've written, after getting the Idea from a RP character I once had. I'm not the best writer, so PLEASE be as horrible as possible when ripping it to shreds :D Thank you in advance.
The rating of this Fanfiction is PG. I'm trying to keep adult themes and words to a minimum. In fact, this first chapter has none......It doesn't seem very Pokemon-y to have profanities and the like.
Galactic Operation : Johto.
Chapter 1: Lighthouse Lawlessness.
Wilhelm made his way slowly down the Pier, he had just arrived from the far off land Sinnoh. After days on a less than comfortable boat he was happy to be on land. As he walked he did not give an inch to the other people who senselessly bobbed in and out of his way. His black jacket felt even tighter as it pushed into him by the imbeciles, he couldn't risk letting his identity slip, he didn't want people to know who he was and a hissy fit on the peer wasn't going to help. Wilhelm knew that the people of Johto were most probably blissfully unaware of Team Galactics operations and what they stood for, but didn't really want to take a chance and get caught out by some well travelled punk. He hoped he'd come across as a oddly dressed slim and incredibly fit looking man with blond, straight medium length hair that hugged his face. Just an average Joe. But, he also had a handsome facial structure which was useful for two things, seduction and as a physical manifestation of his personality, mature and sharp. Quite the gentleman. He was seen as a loner, however, in Sinnoh and amongst the other Galactics forces. It wasn't that he was a horrible person, he just didn't like the attitudes of his colleagues, they abused and treated their Pokemon unfairly. A particularly unorthodox Galactic member in his own right, he steered clear of the other goons and focused on training himself and Honchkrow, slowly pushing himself up the ranks. He wasn't influential enough to become a commander, but was instead given the honour of being an agent, doing important missions. Alone.
"Anyway back to the task at hand!" He stopped and unfurled a piece of paper that he had pulled form his jacket pocket. Unfolding back the corners where they had bent the Galactic Elite looked through the list. It contained several rare Johto Pokemon. He let out a heavy sigh and walked towards the edge of the peer, vacantly looking out into the fog that was surrounding the whole port area. Brushing unnecessary hair from his eyes, believing the fog was but an illusion of sight impairment, but it wasn't.
"Ampharos! Where am I meant to get one of those things, I don't even know what it looks like". There were others the list, Tyranitar and Ursaring to name a few, but this one stood out to Wilhelm. With that thought his Belt started to shake and his only Pokemon released itself.
Honchkrow nestled itself on his shoulder and dug into the side of his face, obviously wanting his undivided attention. She succeeded.
"What is it Honchkrow?" Wilhelm inquired, wondering what his Pokemon had planned. The crow Sprung off his shoulder and into the air, it flapped its wings majestically and pushed the fog away. Landing back on his trainer she pointed one of her powerful wings at the manifesting lighthouse, it came forth from the fog looking as if it was moving forwards. An actual illusion this time as the fog was brushing past it on its forced retreat . For a few moments Wilhelm stood in awe of the pristine building, how could such an old lighthouse be seemingly untouched by the elements?
"They use an Ampharos as the light?" Wilhelm guessed correctly, more than slightly confused. Honchkrow nodded and called its name with delight, happy to help her friend. Although he questioned how Honchkrow knew this, he trusted his Pokemon's judgement more than his own and decided to check the lighthouse out. As he started to move he realized the people on the pier and formed a tiny crowd around the pair, they had obviously never seen a Sinnoh Pokemon before, especially one of such prestige and grace as Honchkrow. They whispered in awe as Wilhelm pushed his way through and rolled his eyes, scowling at them.
"Such ignorance!" he thought, Oh well soon everyone will know who him and his Pokemon were. The Vanguards of Team Galactic!
Waiting until the dark hours of the night Wilhelm crept up the to awe inspiring building and looked for an entrance, luckily behind a nearby bush there was a trap door, presumably leading to the basement. Quickly and swiftly he smashed the wooden door. He hoped that destroying it in one movement would not create as much commotion. His gamble paid off as no-one came to investigate after 5 minutes, he checked around one more time and jumped into the the hole. He made his way through the dark basement and on to the first floor with help from his torch. The first floor room was spherical and well lit, in the centre of the room was a woollen rug and several pictures of Pokemon were sown around the room. On closer inspection Wilhelm get a better look at the Pokemon, they were small and on all-fours, the animal had blue skin with wolly patches and a light on it's tail. Wilhelm quickly realized he needed to hurry up with the task at hand and proceeded up the stairs which spiralled up and around the room.
Wilhelm's tired body reached the last few steps, small droplets of sweat were running down his forehead. Glad to be at the top he quietly got back his breath and relaxed. Ahead of him was a door, he entered. A bright light encompassed him and he took a step back, reeling from the light. His eyes adjusted and he saw the silhouette of a human-sized Pokemon, from what he could tell it was the Pokemon on the pictures. He reached into his bag, which hung loosely around him and grabbed a gun of some sort, he aimed at the pokemon and activated the trigger, firing a net which took the beast by surprise. Wilhelm walked up to his prey and knelt down next to it.
"I'm sorry" he whispered to the captured Ampharos. He truly felt guilty about the situation, normally forcefully capturing Pokemon wasn't his thing.
"You will be! Thief!" a voice cried from behind him. "Go Magnemite!"
Wilhelm turned round to see an extremely skinny women ready to battle. She had Long light brown hair with ponytails near the middle of her head, despite her frail look she looked very eager to fight.
"I choose you! Honchkrow!" Wilhelm retaliated with a slight sense of nervousness, this was his first Pokemon battle in Johto and he had already had bad type disadvantage, he would have to be strategic.
"Honchkrow, use Swagger attack!" with this the bird began to glow and it faded away, leaving the confused Magnemite floating aimlessly."Now Nasty plot", the bird flashed again with a wicked look on its face.
"Hmm, try a Thundershock" The women called in desperation, only to have the metal ball fire in her direction! "Okay Honchkrow use Shadowball" Wilhelm said, he had calmed down considerably now. Honchkrow flew at top speed towards it target so it could attack at point blank range. The attack was successful and the Opponents Pokemon flew back and smashed against the wall, it lay down unconscious.
The young women sighed and grasped he next poke ball, "Go Steelix!" she screamed "By the way, I'm Jasmine and I won't let you steal this Pokemon" she said pointing to the Ampharos in the net, it let out a yelp.
Oh my, a Steelix I was not expecting that Wilhelm thought, but he already knew how to win.
"Steelix Thunder fang!" the Steelix obeyed and launched itself at Honchkrow. Even if the attack hit the Pokemon, Honchkrow would easily shrug it off, it had been Wilhelm's only Pokemon for years, it was expertly trained. " Dodge it! and use Night Slash" the Attack landed but it wasn't critical like Wilhelm had hoped, but he went in for another attack "Assurance" He knew this would hurt if it hit. The bird Smacked the giant metallic snake, but it was not the Knockout he had hoped for, it had used harden. The iron snake was trained well, but not as good as Honchkrow.
"Retaliate, use Rockthrow!" Suddenly tonnes of rocks were flung in Honchkrow's direction, hitting him. She hit the ground.
"Honch Honch!" the bird spoke with vigour and flew back into the air.
"UH! that thing should be down and out" Jasmine moaned, obviously beginning to worry "Okay use Slam to finish this off". Honchkrow was hurt but nowhere near out. the attack came straight for him, but a shield was erected in front of him, he had used Protect, the Steelix Stumbled back and Howled! "STEELIX!"
"while its distracted use Hyper Beam!" , Honchkrow opened his beak and a torrent of energy was let loose towards it's giant prey. The steelix hit the floor and roared in pain
"Well done big guy" Jasmine panted. She turned to the galactic member and begged " Please don't take this Pokemon, it works so hard day and night to protect those lost at sea, with it gone many will die!". Wilhelm wanted to let it be free, but his organization would kill him for a failed mission.
"Take this instead!" Jasmine ran through the door and returned with an oval shaped object. IT WAS AN EGG! " it is Ampharos's egg Please take it, just leave this place alone!". Wilhelm contemplated it, the boss wanted rare Pokemon, not an egg. "I can tell you are kind trainer, your Honchkrow is very strong, I can see this Pokemon growing fast with you, you could quickly get an Ampharos". He looked deep into her eyes, he knew it was the right thing to do, he was going to be in Johto for months and he could use a new Pokemon for the duration. "OK" he answered monotonously.
Jasmine quickly gave the egg to Wilhelm and returned to her spot, eying him up, unsure if his intentions were true, but suddenly the egg cracked and a "baa" could be heard from within. A head pushed its way out of the shell and revealed itself, it was the pokemon on the pictures!
"It is a Mareep, it's yours now". Fully released from its oval prison the sheep pokemon " hugged" its new owner and gladly entered a free poke ball...
"Goodbye, Jasmine" Wilhelm politely smiled at her and left through the door. Jasmine had a strange feeling about this man, she dully sat next to Ampharos and began to untangle her..”Hmmmm”
27th April 2009, 06:51 PM #2
I Put On Fo My City
Re: Galactic Operation: Johto (PG)
hey good start! although i might suggest that you space out your paragraphs so its a little easier to read.
but keep it up, ill be reading!
27th April 2009, 08:48 PM #3
Blah Blah Blah
Re: Galactic Operation: Johto (PG)
This was good dear. I liked it. You should really proof read your work ok. . . and is honchkrow a boy or a girl ;) You should try to keep it to the one gender ok :P
Your also missing out the occasional word and letter, so go back over your story hun, space it out so its easier to read and fix the little errors. :) This is a good story, I like it so far. Cant wait to read the next chapter.
27th April 2009, 09:51 PM #4
The Woman of Your Dreams
Re: Galactic Operation: Johto (PG)
hey yea just needs some polishing, but its a good story!
29th April 2009, 03:17 PM #5
Re: Galactic Operation: Johto (PG)
Thanks everyone, Just reading through it has made me realize how much of a numpty I am.....>_<
Honchkrow is female :P
Chapter 2 : Forest Fight
Wilhelm had reached the Pokemon centre and was panting slightly, wanting to get away from the lighthouse and his crime. He had ran fast. Handing the nurse his Pokeballs, she quickly turned around and healed them, unbeknownst to her that she was helping a criminal. After the check-up he released his newest addition.
"Mareep, eep, eep!" The small animal happily exclaimed after seeing her 'parent'. Wilhelm allowed himself a quick smile, he was always glad to see a happy Pokemon. Although many of his Galactic colleagues didn't, this is what separated them. He decided he would need to start training with this Mareep as soon as he could, and prepare it for the boss. A few rebellious thoughts crossed through his mind, Cyrus would only treat Mareep badly. But he also recognized he would be treated badly too if she wasn't evolved soon. He led the Pokemon to a nearby forest, just outside of the town.. By now it was early morning and the sun had just started its slow, repetitive journey across the sky, Ahead was a small Pokemon crossing the path.
"Quickly Mareep use a tackle attack!" Wilhelm whispered to the Pokemon at his side, she scrambled into action and ran full pelt into the small animal.
"Oddish! ish ish!" The small weed was knocked back and began to shout angrily, it proceeded to sprinkle spores all over Mareep, who fell asleep. Oddish pummelled Mareep with tackle over and over until it woke up. She was surprisingly resilient for a new born. Mareep skilfully pounced into the air and landed hard onto Oddish and knocking it out' Turning back to Wilhelm she "smiled", he wondered how such a small Pokemon could use an attack like body slam? Perhaps it was learnt from one of it's parents.
"Great job Mareep" Wilhelm complimented, and received a affectionate pur back, just like a delighted cat. He stroked her warm, cottony wool and they proceeded deeper into the forest.
Wilhelm and Mareep delved deeper into the forest slowly moving in out of the trees, which was a hard job for the duo as Wilhelm had to continuously check to see if his assignment was managing to keep up. The large, leafy trees arched into the path and blocked a lot of the light that tried to enter. Wilhelm had Mareep light the way with it's tail, leaving the forest in a blanket of different shades of green and brown. There was a distinct musky smell in the air, unpleasant for the both of them. The forest was the home of thousands of wild Pokemon, dirty wild Pokemon. This fact made Wilhelm very reluctant to grab hold of trees for support, he might catch something.....that wasn't a Pokemon. They headed along the 'footpath', but Mareep suddenly stopped and let out a startled noise, signalling Wilhelm to stop, which he did. He could hear something in the nearby bush gasped when he saw the "ambusher".
"Stop, hand over your Pokemon!" A child, barely ten with short brown hair had jumped from the bush and made demands to the Galactic. Wilhelm laughed lightly and politely told the boy to step aside, he didn't budge.
"If you want to do it the hard way then fine! Go Sandshrew!" The boy snarled at Wilhelm. Wilhelm's Glistening Blue eyes rolled, at least Mareep could get some training in he supposed. He nodded at the sheep and it moved forward. Although he had type disadvantage he was confident that Mareep could win, especially after his last battle.
"Sandshrew use Dig" the boy addressed his Pokemon, which promptly sank underground like a submarine in water. Wilhelm countered by telling Mareep to prepare for an attack in any direction.
"Quickly Rollout Sandshrew!" the powerful attack hit Mareep full on , she was badly injured and panting. Wilhelm began to worry, how could he hit a target that could retreat underground? He ordered an Irontail attack before the Sandshrew could compose itself, it hit for moderate damage. "Eep eep" the Pokemon yelped as it hit, happy with the damage it caused.
"Ok, Sandshrew use sand-attack, then follow up with a Rapid Spin", the sand stopped Mareep from preparing herself and she was rendered unconscious with the next attack. Wilhelm recalled the battered Pokemon and summoned his next battler, Honchkrow. Her foe was weakened, this would be easy.
"Before he can attack again use Giga Impact!" Honchkrow dove straight for the brown mouse Pokemon knocking it out with a thud. The boy ran to his Pokemon nursing it thoroughly in his hands.
"I'm sorry Sandy, I won't let you get hurt again!" the boy sobbed as he hugged his friend. Wilhelm offered him a hand after they'd both recalled their Pokemon.
"Come on, I'll take you to the Pokemon centre" he said sympathetically, suddenly the boy perked up, smiled and gladly followed Wilhelm. He'd unintentionally gained a fan......Great
Wilhelm and the boy arrived at the Pokemon centre an hour later just as the sun was setting, they both healed their Pokemon and stayed the night at the centre. The next morning breakfast was provided by Nurse Joy who had recognised Wilhelm, she had been eager to cook him some food. He wolfed down his breakfast. It was scrumptious, its taste only enhanced by the fact he hadn't ate good since arriving at Johto.
“Is it OK for you?” The Pink haired women called inquisitively from her desk, she'd been watching him eat it in a strangely stalker-ish way.
“Yeah....Its great!” Wilhelm said sincerely, causing the young nurse to blush and shuffle away, embarrassed. Wilhelm was baffled, all the Nurse Joys seemed to be this way around him. He turned his attention back to the boy, who was playing with his food solemnly, he had seemed uneasy since arriving at the centre.
"What's up?" the Galactic asked, not wanting the boy to be upset. He seemed hesitant to answer, but soon burst out his life story and problems upon the unsuspecting man.
"I don't know what to do, I was a thief! That's the only life I've known" He cleared his throat and kept back the tears forming in his eyes. Wilhelm felt sorry for the kid, so he too told him his own past. It was all too familiar. He'd grown up with no friend, or family. It was horrible.
"Great jumping Jigglypuff!" the boy gasped, shocked but but intrigued at the same time. After a few seconds of contemplation he added.
"I can come with you!, I know all about the Johto region... I've lived in the wilderness for the past few months. I can help you find those Pokemon, plus I can get some trainer tips from you, you're really good!" Wilhelm wanted to refuse the offer, not wanting to put the boy in danger. But he soon realized how much danger he himself be in if the boss didn't get those Pokemon, he accepted humbly.
“Okay, then lets move out!" The boy said with new found enthusiasm. “Oh....I'm Malakai by the way” With a quick goodbye to the infatuated Joy, they left.
No further than the exit, they stopped, they didn't know where where they were going. Wilhelm looked at the list and decided they should go after the Pokemon called Corsola first.
“Corsola!” Malakai chirped from his side and pulled out a Pokedex.and began to fiddle around with its many buttons “They congregate at a barrier reef by Cianwood City” He pointed out to sea, which was now clearly visible. There was a small island in the distance.
“How do you propose we get there?” Wilhelm asked slowly, a stupid question really considering they were in a port city. He was dense some times, he couldn't even remember they were by the sea, even with the salty air filling his nostrils with every breath. He scanned the boy, only just realising what he was wearing. A Sandshrew costume outfit, a Sandshrew themed hoodie with matching brown shorts and sandals. He also noticed the Pokedex in his hand
“How'd you get that?” he asked, pointing at the electronic Encyclopaedia.
“Ahhhh.....I beat some trainer for it, hehe!” Malakai giggled and stuck out his tongue, he was a feisty one. Tugging Wilhelm by the jacket he pulled him through the streets towards the main port. However, a figure stood watching, tracking their every move.
29th April 2009, 08:43 PM #6
A black and white world
Re: Galactic Operation: Johto (PG)
In the first chapter you identify Jasmine as a "women". How can she be multiple women when she's just one womAn?
Put some space between paragraphs, only capitalize proper nouns ("belt" for instance needs to be lowercase), and remember possessive apostrophies.
2nd May 2009, 07:01 AM #7
Re: Galactic Operation: Johto (PG)
Chapter 3: Don't hug-a-hoodie
Malakai and Wilhelm were stood patiently in the queue that had formed to get onto the passenger boat. They'd recently purchased tickets to Cianwood city, the location of a coral reef containing one of his contracts, Corsola. Several fisherman were in the queue and the stench of bait and fish was wafted over every few minutes, much to the Galactic's distaste. On several occasions Wilhelm had found himself gagging, and had to stop the urge to be sick. Malakai was ignoring it, too pumped up for the adventure to be distracted by the odor. He was jumping up and down on the spot, extremely unrestless.
“So...I was wondering” He said quickly, he was speaking in small bursts of speech “Can I catch Corsola?” He was still jumping, but had the look of a hungry dog that wanted food. Wilhelm didn't know what to say, he wouldn't mind but he had to give the Pokemon to the boss. What if Malakai didn't want to let it go?
“Hmmm, well yes....but” He was talking slow again, then began at normal pace. “ You've got to let me give to my boss?” Wilhelm didn't want to deny the boy to any Pokemon, if necessary he could get his own Corsola.
“Yeah, fine.....I'm part of Team Galactic now!” He chirped only to have his mouth shut by Wilhelm, who laughed before retracting his hand and placing a finger over his mouth. 'Shush'.
The queue had moved along and they were nearing the front, almost on the boat. It looked like a nicely sized yacht, enough to fit at least a few dozen on board. From what they could see there was a Pokemon battle pitch on the exterior, towards the back. Something that intrigued the young boy, he kept poking his head up to look.
“Tickets please!” The stereotypical looking sailor said as they reached the front of the queue, finally. Wilhelm presented a pair of tickets from his back pocket, bought with Team Galactic funding, of which there was plenty. The tickets were approved and the Galactics were allowed on board. With one last look behind him, Wilhelm could see more fisherman, travellers and tourists but one stood out. A hooded figure, their face was darkened but familiar long fringes poked out from the front. Hmmm.
The interior of the boat was quite modest, a locker room was on board, so their inventory could be stored safely. Not that they had a lot, a few potions and healing equipment between them. Wilhelm let Malakai off on his own, it would take them an hour and a bit to get to the island anyway and he didn't want him to get rowdy sat around doing nothing. Wilhelm was sat inside on a couch area, several other travellers were inside too, sitting around, talking. He was thinking about his reward for the completion of the mission, several thousand dollars and the freedom to leave Team Galactic without repercussions. That was good enough for him. He soon became bored with his constant thinking and left for the battle area, to see if there was anything going on. He walked slowly, as always, towards the sliding double doors and proceeded outside.
“Sandshrew use Slash!” Malakai called to his brown, matching Pokemon. It lunged across the pitch at an already dazed Staryu. The attack was a success and knocked the Pokemon back to its trainers feet, her face was priceless. She was a fairly well off looking woman, donning a white dress and hat, perfect for summer.
“Ugh!” She squealed and retreated inside, presumably to rest her Pokemon. Malakai ran to Wilhelm.
“Did you see that? Did you? Did you?!” He said repeatedly, panting for breath afterwards like a worn out dog. Wilhelm nodded and smiled, adding a 'congratulation'. Malakai grinned cheekily.
“So.....Do you think you could teach me stuff....” He began to inquire to the older and much more experienced trainer “Like how to catch a Pokemon? I was given Sandy” His face was wiped clean of its happy expression and replaced with a more sombre one, he looked down. Wilhelm pushed up the deck and towards the edge of the boat, starboard side. They both looked over the railings and towards the sea.
“If you put a Pokemon to sleep thats makes it easier to capture too” Wilhelm concluded his lesson on Pokemon Catching. Not much of collector himself, he'd seen other people do it and over the years had learnt how to do it. As he turned back to deck, everyone had gone back inside. The wind had picked up a little though. Just as he was about to turn back the hooded figure exited from the interior and walked towards them. It stopped half way across the battle pitch.
“I don't know what you're up to, but I've come to keep an eye on you.” It spoke in obviously altered voice, trying to sound gritty and rough. Wilhelm stuck his hand out in front of Malakai and stepped forward curiously approaching the figure, who began to speak again.
“I know about your list, I want to make sure you succeed......Legally”. Wilhelm grimaced, who was 'it' to tell him how to do his job? He had planned on keeping illegal activity to a minimum. He was getting closer, and was within touching distance. He knew who it was.
“Jasmine!?” Wilhelm said cautiously, not wanted to offend if it wasn't her, but it was. She slowly removed the hoodie and threw it to the floor, revealing a white dress with a bow and same colour sandals. Her timid looking face and frail frame was making it hard for Wilhelm not to laugh about the voice changing incident. He let out a small giggle but stopped himself, her face was one of seriousness.
“Sorry for the dramatics” She said, her voice had returned to its original soft and meek tone. “I don't really make a habit out of stalking people.....and putting on scary voices” Wilhelm nodded in agreement and was joined by Malakai who had come to his side. He was giving Jasmine a look of caution, obviously not enjoying her 'ominous' intrusion.
“Let me explain”
“So you want to help me? And lead me down the right path?” Wilhelm scoffed, Malakai joined in seconds later. Much to their surprise Jasmine nodded, she was totally serious.
“I figured I could help you see there is another way of living, instead of petty crime” She replied, her tone of voice was stern. “That and I'm a little bored at the Gym, I need an adventure” her mouth curled, she was persistent. Wilhelm asked about what she would do if he refused her company. “I'd just follow you, and report any criminal activities to the police”. Just what Wilhelm was expecting, she'd gotten her foot in the door and she wasn't going to give up on getting inside.
“.....Fine, A gym leader can help, I guess” he gave in and allowed her to join them. He was sure he'd be able to convince to do what was 'necessary' if push came to shove. The Gym leader smirked and was about to ask what they were going to Cianwood city for when the tannoy system came alive, asking them to collect their stuff and prepare for departure.
The 'harbour' at Cianwood was little more than a glorified piece of wood, allowing people departing the boat a few stepping logs to get to the beach. It took several minutes for the trio to get established on the shore and decide their plan of action. It was reaching the afternoon now, so they had plenty of time to go and catch Corsola, so that is what they did. To their right and up the beach was the reef, jutting out of the calm but cold sea. As they progressed Jasmine held her hair down due to the sharp, blustery winds, Malakai skipped excitedly and Wilhelm tapped his thighs, not really knowing what to talk about. The scent in the air turned from a passive nothingness to a wild, animalistic scent. They were close to the reef. A small peninsula of sand bent into it and allowed for them to easily spot a gaggle of the Pokemon. Wilhelm held his arm out to a curious Malakai, who was standing near the water, peering inside the clean, clear water. There was a small group of about four Corsola, all staring up at them. It looked as though they were talking amongst themselves, when suddenly all but one shot off further into the reef, presumably to warn others. The remaining one however launched itself out of the water and towards the small boy, who narrowly dodged it and lunged to the ground, earning a mouth full of sand.
“Sandshrew!” Malakai shouted and released his only Pokemon, Wilhelm retreated to stand by Jasmine who was shaking her head in disbelief, her hand firmly on her face. They took a few steps back and decided to watch the unfolding battle.
“Use Dig!” Malakai ordered causing Sandshrew to quickly bury itself into the sand, disappearing from view, much to the Corsola's annoyance. It stood their for several seconds and looked around before shooting itself at Malakai again. Wilhelm and Jasmine began to move but stopped. Sandshrew burst from the ground and into the soaring Corsola from beneath causing it to change direction, into the air. Sandshrew plopped onto the ground safely and Malakai looked from behind his hands just in time to see Corsola smack onto the floor ahead.
“Can I catch it now?” He asked the more experienced trainers. They both shook their heads, adding that it needed to be weakened further.
“Ok....Use Slash!” The young trainer shouted and watched as Sandshrew attacked the Corsola viscously, it was going to take a few more hits. Corsola's defensive stats were high and were going to prove a hindrance in knocking it out. The coral Pokemon had been knocked back by the attack and was beginning to retaliate with Bubblebeam. The ironically powerful bubbles shots from Corsola's mouth and towards Sandshrew. A quick Defence curl lessened the impact, but the effective attack caused a great deal of harm to Sandshrew. He began to pant a little, but was still able to fight.
“Sandshrew, lets finish this!” Malakai was getting frustrated, he knew Corsola had the type advantage and wanted to get the battle finished quickly. “Use Poison Sting!” Sandshrew jumped into the air and struck down upon Corsola's coarse skin with his glowing purple claw. The result was good for Malakai, Corsola was poisoned and began to plod around aimlessly. The poison has set in and caused the water type Pokemon to become delusional. An easy catch. With a nod from his partners he threw a spare Pokeball and easily caught the Pokemon with three shakes.
Sandshrew was promptly congratulated and a pair of applauds came from Jasmine and Wilhelm, both of which were shouting praise for the young boy. He had his cheeky smile plastered across his face as he returned Sandshrew and walked over to them.
“Pokemon centre?” He asked. They agreed and set off back down the beach. The town was situated by the 'port', a short walk up a path. A Japanese inspired arch greeted them into the town, which consisted of many buildings all influenced by old Japanese architecture. However, there was the odd looking Pokemon centre, and Mart. Looking like they had transported back in time from the modern era. A giant Dojo building also demanded a lot of attention in town, acting as the cities gym. The trio were soon inside the Pokemon centre, however, enjoying food made by the infatuated Nurse Joy. Malakai was still smiling because of his victory and it was no surprise to the others when he said.
“I think I might try the Gym”
3rd May 2009, 03:04 PM #8
Re: Galactic Operation: Johto (PG)
Hmmm.....I've been wondering, how can I link to posts? I want to make a table of contents sort of thing. Can some explain it to me please? Thanks
Chapter 4: Chuck 'Norris'
It was a warm, welcoming morning in Cianwood city, two trainers awoke from their beds. A young boy, aged 10 with brown hair and Sandshrew themed clothing. The other a blonde haired, handsome man in a modified galactic uniform. They yawned in unison and slowly but surely got packed and ready for the day. Rubbing his eyes, the small boy turned to the other.
“Were ditching her aren't we?” he asked and smiled, as if he already knew the answer “Great!” The man's face turned from tired and dreary to something much more serious.
“No” was all that escaped his pale lips, he said no more. Nothing to back up his reasoning, or justify it. Malakai was a little shocked, but soon accepted that he was a much older and more knowledgeable person. He knew what he was doing and Malakai was going to have to deal with it. The inexperienced trainer looked up to Wilhelm as a source of training and praise, a sort of father figure. It took a few more minutes to get ready and they left the cramped, but comfy room.
Outside on the landing stood Jasmine, leaning against the wall. She perked up as they boys exited their room.
“Just in case you try and ditch me” She uttered in explanation of her waiting, Malakai crossed his fingers. She was wearing her white dress and sandal combination, but now had a black cardigan over the top. Obviously Jasmine was a fashion conscious girl and didn't want to be seen wearing the same clothes everyday, even if they'd been washed. As the trio progressed downstairs for breakfast the smell of recently cleaned fabric and perfume were wafted into the boys face, from Jasmine. They secretly enjoyed the smell all the way to a table, where they sat and ordered some food.
“Coming right up....Why, you smell lovely this morning Wilhelm.” The nurse cooed with a blush and inhaled deeply, before shuffling off to prepare the breakfast. Jasmine scowled at her as she left and muttered something to herself. It wasn't long, however, before they were discussing the gym battle ahead of Malakai. He was bouncing in excitement.
“Imma kick his butt!” He growled with vigour, making Jasmine laugh. Whilst Wilhelm had been encouraging him on the battle, Jasmine had been giving a more pessimistic overview of it.
“Chuck is usually the fifth gym leader new trainers in the region face, he'll be tough to beat” Her less than encouraging warnings weren't going down too well with Malakai, who ignored them. Instead, he chose to appreciate Wilhelm's words of wisdom more.
With their breakfast eaten, the group decided to depart for the gym and then back to Olivine. Nurse Joy bade goodbye to Wilhelm profusely and for a second it seemed as if she wasn't going to let him leave. The threesome walked through the dirt streets, the old Japanese styled buildings giving the city a sense of tranquillity and focus. This was particularly the case for the Gym, which loomed over the city. It made sense really, being the most important building after all and housing the leader of the city. Jasmine warned as they approached, it was a Fighting type gym. The three trainers stood outside and looked up at the building, too afraid to enter.
“Jasmine!” A loud booming voice came from within. Chuck, the gym leader burst forth from the large wooden doors and into the street before them. He was a rather large man, a little chubby but incredibly powerful looking. He was wearing very little, he was topless with just sparring trousers on with a black belt. His spiky hair was rather odd, extending down his face and creating a near moustache. Malakai and Wilhelm exchanged looks, while Jasmine and Chuck talked.
“So! What brings you here, eh? You want a practice match?”
They soon found themselves inside the gym, a large room with dirt-like floor. A Pokemon battle pitch was drawn onto the floor with chalk and stands sat at the sides of the room so that spectators could see any battles perfectly. On the pitch Chuck and Jasmine were talking quietly, away from Malakai and Wilhelm who were already in the crowd, waiting. Malakai bit his nails until he was called over by Jasmine. The battle was beginning. The Olivine Gym leader made her way next to Wilhelm, smiled and sat down.
“I think we should let our Pokemon see this, don't you?” she softly said, earning a curious look by Wilhelm who was wondering where Steelix would go. Jasmine released her Pokemon but no Steelix was called. Instead, a Beldum and Magneton floated around the air next to her. She began to explain that she'd left a few Pokemon at the gym for her sister to use when battling, and that Magnemite had evolved, in frustration, since their battle in the lighthouse. The Galactic apologised to the metallic Pokemon, and was given a screechy 'It's ok' back. When Wilhelm asked about Beldum, a Pokemon not native to Johto, she replied that a cousin in Hoenn had sent it her, Steven Stone. The blonde man nodded and released Honchkrow and Mareep, so they too, could observe. The small sheep Pokemon curled up in his lap and Honchkrow nestled on his shoulder, it was strangely comfortable for the man so he let them be. Jasmine commented on Mareep's familiarity to Wilhelm, saying he must be treated her right. Wilhelm scoffed, slightly amused by the label that he couldn't treat Pokemon correctly because he was part of a criminal organization. Their small talk was soon cut short as the battle was about to begin.
“This is 2 v 2 battle between Challenger Malakai and Gym Leader Chuck” A referee called from the side of the pitch, he was wearing out of place clothing for a fighting type gym. He donned official Pokemon league clothing. There was a tenseness in the air, spectators had flooded in to watch. Gym trainers, townsfolk and their Pokemon stood staring at Malakai, the nerves weren't affecting him however, his cheeky demeanour thrived in the attention.
“Go Sandy!” He called and released his first Pokemon. The Mouse Pokemon looked around at the crowd and shook slightly, before turning its attention to Malakai. He grinned at him, calming him down.
“Machop!” Chuck called his Pokemon, a blue skinned creature. Its muscles were bigger than the average Machop, indicating that it was well trained. Malakai grimaced, but retained his grin afterwards. The battle was nearing its beginning.
“Who do you think will win?” Jasmine lent over and asked Wilhelm “Chuck is a good leader and Malakai is a new trainer.....It has to be Chuck” Wilhelm wanted to agree with her, Chuck was indeed a more experienced and qualified trainer, but he had hope that Malakai would win.
“Malakai....I'm putting my money on him”
“Begin!” The loud command from the referee started the battle. Malakai quickly ordered Dig, prompting Sandshrew under the dirt floor. It a had been a good few seconds, Machop was looking around cautiously trying to prepare itself.
“Earthquake” Chuck said calmly, he knew the attack did double damage to opponents using Dig. He could knock Sandshrew out with one attack, a huge morale dampener for Malakai. The boy's mouth began to move but nothing came out for a few seconds. “Sandy, into the air!” By now Machop's attack was beginning to take effect, he jumped into the air and slammed back down with enough force to cause an Earthquake. Several visible tremors spread across the pitch slowly. Sandshrew burst from the ground just in time to miss the attack. Malakai gave a sigh of relief.
“Use Rapid Spin!” He called out. The soaring Mouse Pokemon curled up and span, launching itself at Machop. The attack easily hit the slow Machop, sending it skidding across the floor to wards Chuck's feet.
“Wow....That was good!” Jasmine cooed to herself, surprised by Malakai's flexibility as a trainer. Chuck was beginning to get angered and ordered Machop to use Karate Chop. As Machop stopped itself skidding it lunged into the air and at the retreating Sandshrew. Slamming its hand hard into his back, Sandshrew collapsed forwards onto his stomach. Machop stood over the fallen Pokemon looking smug, only to slapped by Sandshew's tail, hard. His face was slapped to the side, a hand was covering it.
“Quickly use Swift!” Malakai's face was lit up, like usual. Sandshrew span around an launched a torrent of energy at a shocked Machop. The attack hit him square in the chest, draining the rest of his energy. He was knocked out.
“Wow!” Jasmine exclaimed, she'd been completely proven wrong. Wilhelm smiled at the boy and gave him a thumbs up as he looked at them for praise.
“That was just a lucky shot!” Chuck hissed, a single tear trawling down his face and returned the beaten Machop before releasing his next choice....
“Hitmontop!” The handstand Pokemon called from its topsy turvy position. It span a little to frighten Sandshrew, who was looking very timid and rubbing his back. Malakai twisted his lips as he thought about his battle tactics. However, before he could think of suitable plan of action the referee declared the start of the battle.
“Hitmontop! Use Triple Kick!” Chuck commanded and pointed furiously at Sandshrew. Hitmontop span towards the brown shrew, kicking up sand as it progressed. Sandy attempted a jump to the left to dodge it but it wasn't enough to get of the reach of Hitmontop's flailing legs. He could feel the Pokemon's plastic-y skin smack against his body, each hit getting more powerful than the last. The last kick whacked him by Malakai's feet, defeated. Malakai dropped to the floor and stroked Sandshrew before returning him. Corsola soon replaced Sandshrew on the field, she was looking very out of place. Considering she'd just been taken from her home, she was. She cast a look of anger at Malakai, as if to blame him for her predicament.
“Oh dear, Corsola doesn't look happy” Jasmine commented “Has he even had her out of the Pokeball since he caught her?” Wilhelm shook his head, realizing that Malakai was going to have a tough time controlling the Pokemon. It hated him.
“Corsola...Bubblebeam?” Malakai asked before adding a 'please'. It was unsuccessful and she sat, ignoring him. The crowd gasped and laughed, causing Malakai to get slightly frustrated
“Bubblebeam NOW!” He was shouting now, but it didn't work. Chuck chuckled and order another Triple Kick. The Pokemon span towards Corsola. She did nothing. The closer he got the more the crowd leaned in to see the result. It wasn't until he was nearly contacting her that she did something. She used Psychic, holding Hitmontop in the air. The crowd sunk back into their seats, but were still transfixed with the floating Pokemon.
“Great! Now smack him around a bit!” Malakai said sadistically, hoping Corsola would take his advice. She didn't, instead she thought Malakai needed to be taught a lesson. She flung Hitmontop at him but changed the direction at the last second. Laughing to herself she proceeded to smash the Pokemon against the floor a few times. Malakai growled and returned back to his box. Chuck also looked displeased, Corsola was making a mockery of his Pokemon and was hardly trying.
“Hitmontop! Aerial Ace!” The Gym leader was getting anxious now. His panting Pokemon sprang into the air, once it was at the peak of the jump it tucked itself in. It looked as though a giant needle was jetting towards Corsola. She was not bothered by the attack and simply jumped out of the way as Hitmontop crashed into the ground, creating a blanket of smoke around them. Both Pokemon were not visible to anyway. As the dirt cleared, Corsola appeared completely unharmed. Hitmontop, however, was stuck in the ground, his spiky head lodged firmly in the dirt. Corsola sprayed him Bubblebeam, easily knocking him out.
Incomprehensible dribble came from Jasmine's mouth. Malakai had won. It was a fluke she told herself, but decided she would congratulate him anyway, not wanting to dampen the mood. The Gym students and Pokemon slowly left the room, leaving Chuck, Malakai, Jasmine, Wilhelm and their Pokemon. Chuck approached the trio, who had grouped together. He delved into a pocket on his training trousers and picked out a badge. It was fist shaped and lightly reflected the light. The craftsmanship was great, expertly made.
“I'm sure there are more beautiful examples......Like Jasmine's!” Chuck laughed and passed the badge over to the excited child, Corsola sulked behind him.
“Well it won't be me you'd be fighting Malakai....My sister is the temporary leader” She too was laughing slightly. Malakai began to giggle too.
“Good!.....I'd easily beat you!” He chirped with a grin. Jasmine's face dropped and her inclination to smack him rose. Wilhelm attempted to break the atmosphere that was developing by thanking Chuck for letting them watch such a good battle. He chuckled some more and slowly led them towards the door, he'd taken defeat well and made jokes all the way to the exit. With one last goodbye the group and a sulking Corsola turned their attention to the 'port'.....they'd be back in Olivine by this evening.