Thanks for all the nice feedback :D I am not able to proofread properly in my current situation, so I apologise for that if it bothers you.
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"Good job Seadra!" Kris called, and she brought the water type back, upset to lose her new Pokemon so soon in the battle. But as Seadra turned into energy and was brought back, Kris began to realise the full extent of the damage they had caused. The ground surrounding them was completely destroyed, littered with shards of glasses from the nearby cottages. Kris and Gold had caused damage to areas before, such as the Glitter Lighthouse and the Kimono Sisters Theatre House, but they had only been one off places they had visisted simply to battle. But Kris had been living here for the past three weeks: Mahogany Town was like a second home while she had been recovering from the last battle, and it was terrible to see the town being destroyed. Kris was just glad the elderly residents were at their weekly town meeting: she didn't think many of them could handle being in their houses when the windows shattered.
"Are we going to keep battling or what?" Gold's snappy voice brought Kris out of her thoughts. She glanced back up to see everyone was staring at her: Gold, Larvitar, her team, even Skarmory had landed just to look at her quizzically. No one else seemed to care about the destruction to the neighbouring houses, and Kris guessed that they didn't have as much of a personal attachment. She knew her Pokemon would care later, but understood why they didn't know: just like her, they wanted to defeat Gold once again. Gold himself no longer looked happy and excited. He was eager for the battle continued, wanting to defeat Kris and prove to himself what he could do: her drifting off wasn't going to make that happen.
"So sorry, I just dozed off. That's what a battle with you does to me." Kris replied cheekily, and Gold's eyes narrowed.
"Let's just move along, I hate being in this town!" He huffed, not wanting to respond to her cheek. Kris nodded, but than something suddenly struck her.
"We never decided how many Pokemon the battle was going to be!" She said in shock. Gold's eyes bulged as well, and the two both blushed with embarassment at this mistake.
"Well... let's just make it a three on three, I don't want to be here any longer than necessary." Gold said, and Kris nodded: three was a decent number, and would make it easier for one of them tol defeat the other in time. Also, she would have enough time to do her best to fix up the area before the residents returned: it would be a poor way for her to repay their gratitude.
"I'll even do something nice for you." Gold said in a sneering tone. He pulled his Ultra Ball out and pointed it at Larvitar. "I'll let you send first again as well, as I'm that nice." Gold smiled widely, but he had alterior motives, and Kris knew that it wasn't a kind gesutre. Gold doubted wheter Larvitar would be able to defeat another one of Kris' Pokemon, especially as Meganium was still waiting in the wings to attack. Kris didn't want to send first, as than Gold could send out a Pokemon with an advantage. However, an ingenious idea came into her head as she thought of this.
"Alright then, that sounds fine." Kris smiled in response. Her Pokemon exchanged whispers, surprised by her agreeing to this, but Kris turned and gave them a wink and a smile. Gold silently smiled, glad she had agreed to it, and pressed the button on the Ultra Ball. Larvitar let out a sad sigh as he turned into energy and was brought back, and once again Kris felt guilty for the little Pokemon. She wondered if Gold treated all his Pokemon like this, but decided to dwell upon it later.
"Espeon, out you come!" Kris shouted, and the Sun Pokemon looked up curiously. Gold's face lit up in delight by contrast, watching gleefully as Espeon headed over. Kris got down onto her knees and gave Espeon a hug, getting close to her ears. "Don't worry, I've got a plan." She whispered, and Espeon nodded in a trusting matter, before moving forwards and stand next to the Double Pulse Crater.
"Nice Pokemon, but it's an awful decision!" Gold sneered, and he produced a PokeBall from his pocket. "Umbreon, let's bring your twin down to size!" As the ball burst open and released light and energy, Kris smiled and winked once again at her team while Gold couldn't see.
"Espeon Esp?" Espeon asked, surprised to see Kris was happy about the dark type being sent out.
"You'll see!" Kris said, and she winked once more before turning back to the field. Umbreon had fully folrmed on the field and was poised in a battle position, glaring and growling at his twin. Espeon strutted forwards and got into her position as well, ready to strike back at whatever came her way. Gold was pleased with the type matchup, and he beamed broadly at Kris, hoping she was as fearful as he wanted her to be.
"Oh well Espeon, let's do your best!" Kris said in an obviously fake voice, but Gold didn't pick up on it. "Let's start off with Future Sight!" Espeon nodded, deciding to not question Kris and play along with her plan. The red jewel on her forehead flashed white, causing a small ball of light and energy to form upon it. It floated up into the sky and simply hovered there, looking like it was coming from an invisible streetlight. Gold was perplexed by this: why initate an attack that wasn't going to work straight away and didn't seem to do anything?
"Whatever your playing at won't work!" Gold snapped. "Umbreon, begin with Toxic!" Kris' smile got even wider as Gold said this, and Espeon's mouth made an O shape as she realised why Kris had chosen her for this battle.
"Umbre!" Umbreon called with a grim look on her face, and smacked the ground, unleashing toxic purple slime that oozed through the damaged ground. Espeon barely reacted as it got closer, simply sitting there with a smile on her face as she awaited the poisoning. Gold was stunned: why wasn't Espeon reacting to the fact she was about to get badly poisoned? But as the Toxic formed underneath and burst over Espeon, Gold suddenly remembered something from the Glitter Lighthouse battle.
"DAMN!" He roared, and watched as Espeon's gem turned purple.
"Finally clicked, have you?" Kris laughed, and watched gleefully as Espeon fired a purple beam at Umbreon. Her alternative evolution took the attack, having known it would happen all along, and glowed purple as she too was poisoned. Gold angrily kicked some rocks as both Pokemon glowed purple as a side effect of their poisoned body. How could Gold have made such a dumb mistake! In all his time training, he had been focusing mostly on moves and not as much on ability or strategy anymore.
"You knew this would happen, didn't you!" Gold snapped furiously, and Kris just beamed and laughed.
"Not my fault if you can't remember our battles!" Kris laughed. "You always try and Toxic Espeon, even back when we were at Goldenrod City, so I had a feeling if I sent her out, you would fall for it again!"
"Espe Espe!" Espeon laughed, and Meganium, Miltank and Magcargo chuckled amongst each other as well. Gold glared angrily at them, and puffed up with rage. How dare the Pokemon laugh at them, and how dare Kris trick him into this! And why hadn't Umbreon stopped attacking as well! Gold was furious that he had fallen into this trap, risking his chances of winning the match.
"You shouldn't have used Toxic, you knew what would happen!" Gold hissed out of the corner of his mouth, making sure Kris was too busy congratulating to hear. Umbreon looked sadly at the ground, his ears and tail drooping sadly. Skarmory looked shocked as well, but awkwardly looked away to avoid Gold snapping at her as well. Meganium could see Umbreon and Skarmory's expressions, and she opened her mouth to say something, but Kris was already ready preparing her new moves.
"Well, as I can't use any Psychic moves at the moment, I need to do something else now, don't I?" She said, and winked once again at Espeon. "Signal Beam!" Gold looked shocked: now Espeon had a move that could easily strike Umbreon down! He had to win this battle, but all of his plans were dripping out of his mind. He had thought of all possible situations to put him over the top, he had made all his Pokemon try these methods out, and he had defeated every single trainer in Mount Mortar with them. But, there was the one person who truly mattered that he hadn't put to the test yet: Kris. She had a certain effect on Gold that he couldn't quite put his finger on, but it was making him lose his concentration and lose all of his brilliant schemes. Gold took a deep breath and calmed down: he couldn't let Kris get the best of him, not like all the other times they had battled.
"Assurance!" He shouted, trying to keep a clear head. He wanted to know why Kris had such a strong effect on his mind like this, but he needed to concentrate on the battle for now. Espeon's gem had already changed into a multi colour and charged up, and now she stared towards Umbreon, a glowing ball of energy rising up.
"PEON!" She cried, releasing the attack as a powerful beam. Umbreon began running, hoping to get out of the way, but the beam smashed into his stomach. IIt was powerful enough to send him blasting off into the sky. Kris punched the air in delight,
excited that Espeon now had the upperhand. However, her delight was premature: Umbreon, determined to get back at his twin and reprove himself in Gold’s eyes, twirled around in mid air in order to stop her ascent into the sky. Espeon looked shocked as Umbreon now came speeding back towards her, remaining in a ball in order to gain maximum speed.
“Try and get out of the way!” Kris shouted desperately, but it was too late: Umbreon unfurled, his front paws now glowing black, and smashed them against Espeon’s forehead. A wave of black energy was emitted from the balls, blasting Umbreon safely backwards but causing Espeon to skid backwards, wincing with the pain. Gold beamed whilst Kris frowned, annoyed that Signal Beam had backfired on her. However, she watched carefully as both Pokémon glowed purple from the poison continuously flowing through them: Espeon was panting slightly, the Toxic taking its toll, but Umbreon was nearly flat on the ground, the stronger Signal Beam having more of an effect that the weaker Assurance did.
“I think that turn went smoothly for me!” Gold said with a broad grin. Kris rolled her eyes but was glad at his ignorance: he was too focused on Espeon’s health than he was on Umbreon’s. If this continued, the battle would easily go in her favour.
“Well, we’ll just have to wait and see.” Kris said, stroking Espeon’s two pronged tail as she tried to lure Gold into repeating himself. “Signal Beam once more!” Umbreon tensed up, ready to try and take the attack. Gold was ready to call out a Dark type move, but than something occurred to him: the Bug type is weak against Flying. If he his new idea worked, Gold might be able to blast Signal Beam, which is effective against Psychic types as well, back towards Espeon.
“Hidden Power, quickly!” He ordered. Kris looked shocked as Umbreon’s yellow rings glowed, causing lilac-coloured ovals to rise up and form around the Moonlight Pokémon. Espeon had already readied her Signal Beam, and there wasn’t enough time to call it off: Kris just shut her eyes as the bright beam was fired, and Gold smiled as Umbreon waved his tail, sending the Hidden Power in front of him as a shield.
However, Gold’s plan didn’t quite work.
The Signal Beam shot across the damaged battle field, sending dust shooting towards Skarmory and Kris’ Pokémon, and Umbreon’s eyes glowed lilac as he struggled to keep the Hidden Power floating in front of him. The multi coloured bug beam struck the Hidden Power ovals, and for a split second Gold though his plan had succeded as the Signal Beam lingered.
But the Hidden Power was struggling against the power of the attack, and Umbreon couldn’t hold the two attacks there for much longer.
“Breeeeee!” He wheeshed and collapsed onto the ground. Gold’s eyes bulged and his jaw dropped, horrified at his Pokémon giving up. Kris was enthusiastic at first, thinking that now the beam would move together as one. However, when Umbreon gave in, the Hidden Power gave in as well: the lilac ovals disintegrated, exploding with a loud gust of wind, and released a powerful burst of energy. The Signal Beam was blown apart, being released as a giant, multicoloured, bug shock wave. It shot across the destroyed field, blasting Umbreon’s limp, barely breathing body backwards and into Gold’s legs, and caused Espeon to roll backwards and nearly bowled Kris over. The wave even went as far as the Pokémon standing on the sideline: Meganium looked shocked as the mixture of Flying and Bug came towards her.
“TAAAAAANK!” Miltank quickly slid in front having sensed the danger, her large body absorbing most of the blow. The wave phased past her and whacked into the surrounding cottages, causing more damages to the window frames, but Meganium remained unharmed.
"Meganium Nium Gani!" Meganium said gratefully, and Miltank nodded back in response. Kris had seen this action, but she didn't have time to do anything except mentally 'awwww' at them. The Signal Beam Wave cleared and she whirled around, looking to see what had happened. Gold was standing opposite her looking furious: his face was wrinkled up and he was staring down at Umbreon's unmoving body with a look of disgust. The Moonlight Pokemon's chest was moving up and down at a slow pace, but that was the only movement it seemed to be able to make. Kris quickly checked on Espeon, who was just managing to get to her feet.
"Are you alright?" Kris asked nervously. Espeon opened her mouth but was unable to produce any sound, so she simply nodded weakly. "That's good!" And Kris gave her a scratch around the ears. She looked back towards Gold, wondering if he would show any affection for Umbreon. But he was staring down at if it had just murdered his mother, looking like he was ready to attack it. Kris was apalled at this expression: was Gold that angry about the botch attack that he would spite his Pokemon? She went to say something, but froze: something above her was suddenly glowing. All heads looked upwards, including Gold's and Umbreon's, as the Future Sight glowed brightly. It was getting bigger and bigger, beginning tio float towards the middle of the field. When it became so bright that everyone was now staring away from it in horror, there was a soft popping sound and blast of energy: a white ray, almost like a spotlight, was fired from the ball at Umbreon.
"GAAAAH!" Gold shouted, the light powerful enough to nearly blind him. However, there was a final bright flash and the attack was over after only a few moments. Kris staggered slightly from the sudden change in light, and blinked violently to adjust herself. She glanced towards Gold, who was still blinded by the attack, and looked down at Umbreon. She wasn't surprised that the powerful attack had been enough to knock Umbreon out, leaving him with his limbs spread and a dead look across his face.
"Oh well, at least you knocked someone out..." Kris said sadly: she was glad to have won the round, but she felt bad for Umbreon, mainly due to how badly Gold had treated it. She paused for a second, thinking this over, when she suddenly realised something: Espeon hadn't responded. Kris looked down at her feet just int time to see Espeon collapsing sideways against her legs, her entire body glowing purple.
"The Toxic!" Kris gasped, collapsing to her knees in shock. She forgot that the effects of Toxic, unlike normal poisonings, got worse over time. Espeon's eyes were shut and her body was limp: she, too, had fainted. Kris was secretly upset, mainly for the fact Espeon had fainted, but was also upset that she hadn't won the round. Gold had two Pokemon left now compared to her one, one of which she had no idea what it would be.
"You did your best Espeon, that's all I could have asked for." Kris whispered, and she brought the Sun Pokemon back. She wiped a tear out of her eyes and stood up, glad to see Gold had brought Umbreon back as well. He still looked furious, as if Umbreon had personally betrayed him, but Kris didn't want to question him about it now. She put Espeon's PokeBall in her pockets alongside Seadra's and than paused: Kris could feel the third one, the Ultra Ball, there as well. She grabbed hold of it and shut her eyes. All her tension, all her stress, all her worries about Gold and the battle were washed away. She could feel power flowing through her body like blood, setting her heart racing and letting her mind wander free.
This is it.... it is time... Kris thought, and slowly opened her eyes. Gold was staring at the crater in the middle of the field, obviously deep in thought as well. Not wanting to let his negativity bring her down, Kris stared towards her Pokemon. Miltank didn't look harmed from the Signal Beam Wave, and she smiled and nodded along with Meganium and Magcargo, the three of them urging her on.
"Alright then!" Kris boomed a bit louder than she expected, causing Gold and Skarmory to stare at her. She pulled the Ultra Ball out of her pocket, its power still radiating through her. "Gold! It is time that I introduce my final new Pokemon to you!" Kris called. "I know I won't be needing any other Pokemon on my team because this Pokemon can provide me, Meganium, Noctowl, Ampharos, ANYONE on my team with enough power to bring you down!" Gold smirked slightly, and Kris tipped her head back and laughed. "You don't believe me? Well... prepare to meet your match!" Kris threw the Ultra Ball into the sky and watched as it rotated above her head, moving more elegantly than a normal PokeBall.
Than it happened.
As the Ultra Ball opened, Gold was expecting some cheesy Pokemon like a Clefable or Wigglytuff to show up. However, instead of the usual yellow light and energy, what seemed like an eeire blue spotlight burst across the field, the brightness nearly knocking Gold backwards. It shone as brilliantly and dazzling as a diamond, and Skarmory dropped her hauncy nature as her jaw dropped in awe. A ball of the same colour floated out of the Ultra Ball, stopping in the middle of the field. Kris smiled and winked at Gold as the ball shone brightly before suddenly bursting, releasing more strands that flowed and formed, turning into a more solid figure. Gold was now shielding his eyes as Kris' new Pokemon began to solidify right in front of him, still emitting the bright, amazing light. He couldn't even tell what Pokemon it was, but Gold knew that it was going to be powerful......