Thanks both of you for your feedback :D Gold is a bit Silver-like, though he isn't really villianous or evil, just more annoyed. We learn more about his attitude and why he is like that in a few stories :) And I have a lot of Pokemon twins in my series (they are just two eggs laid/made a few seconds apart). And there will be three very dramatic, epic battles near the end of the series: a tag battle, a league battle, and the winner takes on the toughest of them all...
Now for a really long part :D
The roar of the crowd and the boom of the commentator were deafening, but Kris barely noticed them as she stood in the tunnel, wearing her green tracksuit and breathing deeply. Her bag was back in the changing rooms, with the PokeBalls containing Eevee and Slugma at the bottom. Only three were on her at the moment: Bayleef, Noctowl and Mareep, and Kris hoped her girls pulled through. The sunlight was shining directly at them, the bright light glowing over the field and preventing anything from being made out. Kris looked at the other three contestants to see how they were: Gold looked tense and a bit pale, Chantelle was in a calm position, but her eyes were nervous, and Bill looked perfectly calm.
“Good luck.” Kris whispered, but all three ignored her. Suddenly, there was a blast of a horn, and the crowd fell silently so quickly Kris thought she’d gone deaf.
“And now, please put your hands together for today’s competitors;” The announcer boomed. “GOLD HARTLEY, CHANTELLE HARTLEY, KRIS SOUL AND BILL PEACOCK!” The crowd roared again, and Kris followed the others, and stepped out of the pitch.
As with the rest of the dome, Kris was amazed.
The stands were divided into four sections, and each one had different coloured seats: green, yellow, pink and blue. The stands towered over them, and some cast shadows onto different sections of the pitch. There were two television screens: one opposite between yellow and pink, and one directly above the tunnel. Kris was amazed at how many people were there: almost every single seat was filled, though their occupants were standing, shouting and chanting towards the athletes. Kris remembered it was the biggest sport in Johto, and smiled as now she was a part of it. But Kris got tired of looking at shirtless men, dancing women and over excited children, and she turned towards the actual field.
A brown-red running track ran around a pitch of fake green grass. The track had a squishy texture to it, while the grass looked rather papery. There was a moat between the track and the pitch, and Kris guessed stuff was stored there. A sandy area was off to the right of the dome, between green and yellow, and a large trampoline and wall was between pink and blue. Out in the ocean, a red metal stand was there, were a disc game was sometimes held. Kris was astounded by the shear size of the pitch, and wondered how she would be able to move around, when suddenly the horn blew, and the other three competitors turned around towards the screen. Kris turned with them, and briefly saw pictures of their faces before a large circle appeared. It was split into ten segments, and each one represented a different course.
“Now, we must see which games we will see today!” The announcer said, and the circle began to glow. A glowing section moved from segment to segment, and Kris got dizzy as it moved so quickly. But three courses were chosen, and they flashed up on the screen fully: Circle Push, Pennant Capture and Relay Run. Chantelle and Bill both muttered ‘yes’, but Gold looked a bit ill.
“Ok then everyone, the first game of the day will be the Circle Push!” The announcer boomed, as the moat whirred behind them. “Each competitor releases all three Pokemon onto the field. One to three spotlights will shine, and each colour and size determines how many points that circle has. Competitors must tell their Pokemon to get to a certain circle, and if all three Pokemon are inside a circle when the time is up, they win whatever number of points the circle had each.” Kris was a bit confused, but figured that it was sort of like a sumo wrestling competition.
Suddenly, there was a whir from the field and the moat. Kris turned, and watched as four giant metal arms appeared from the moat, each silver one carrying a triangle of colour. Then, in the middle of the field, a section of grass slid aside, and a white platform was lifted into the air, with a metal pole holding it. Once the platform was three metres in the air, it stopped, and the metal arms moved forwards, attaching the triangles on.
Then, the dome began to turn a darker blue, shutting off the sun’s light. Metal sheets rose up from between the stands, and soon there was no natural light left in the dome, only several spotlights shining on the field. The metal arms descended, and they twisted around, revealing a platform. As the others moved, Kris realised she would have to stand on them, and rushed forwards to climb onto one. However, Bill stepped in front of her, smiling.
“This is the yellow one, darling. Your’s is over there.” And he pointed stiffly at the next one over.
“Oh, sorry.” Kris said, laughing slightly, but Bill simply chuckled, and he turned to stand on his arm. Kris ran towards the other one, and caught Gold smirking at her as he moved towards the blue one. Kris quickly clambered onto the green metal arm, and as her feet touched the floor, the arm lit up, and three discs appeared. Kris reached out to touch them, but the discs had other ideas: they pointed towards Kris’ coat, and her three PokeBalls were sucked out. Kris gasped, but the discs quickly moved out above the platform. The metal arm followed, and Kris was amazed at how high she was going. When the arm stopped, Kris realised she was up higher than the stands! She looked over at her PokeBalls and the discs, and realised the discs controlled the PokeBalls for her. There was a flash of white light, and her three Pokemon formed: Bayleef, Mareep, and her newly evolved Noctowl.
“Maaaaa?” Mareep baaed in curiosity, staring around the white platform.
“Noc Owl Noooct?” Noctowl hotted, as she hovered above the others.
“I am just trying out this new contest, don’t worry.” Kris replied, leaning as far forwards as she could, but there was still a metre between her and the platform. “Just try and get inside the circles, and tackle the others out as well!” The three girls nodded, and they turned around at the sounds of more PokeBalls opening. Kris looked around to see who the competition was using.
Chantelle, directly opposite me, had sent out Thalia, along with a Jumpluff and a Dewgong, and all four seemed to be having a strategy meeting.
Bill had gone with a Flareon, Jolteon and Vaporeon, and Kris wondered if those were the parents of her Eevee, but obviously couldn’t ask now. The three Pokemon were sitting patiently, staring at their competition.
Meanwhile, Gold had sent out his Pokemon: Croconaw, Scyther, and a Houndour. Kris was stunned at the arrival of the new Pokemon: a black, demonic looking dog, with an angry scowl across his orange face. Croconaw also glared at Bayleef, their rivalry sparking up again.
“Keep it together!” Kris warned.
“Bay.” Bayleef huffed, and looked away, focusing instead on the spotlight.
“Are all the competitors ready?” The announcer asked. No one replied, but the discs hovering over all the Pokemon flashed. “All right then, Round 1 will begin in THREE…. TWO… ONE- GO!” There was a cheer from the audience, and the spotlight on the platform turned purple.
“Run!” Kris yelled, and her three Pokemon rushed forwards. The circle was quite big, and all twelve Pokemon fitted in there, but it was a bit tight. The Pokemon all stared at each other, but none of the trainers were commanding them to attack yet. Kris was trying to work out where the next light was going to be, and looked over at the television screen. There was a timer there, showing the time for the round: there had been a minute, but now there were only ten seconds left. As the seconds counted down, Kris looked back at her Pokemon, making sure they were still there: thankfully, they were. The time was up, and a horn sounded.
“Now, we tally up the points, and each team should have three points from this round.” The announcer explained. “And now things are going to get serious as we enter the second round!”
“Be ready guys.” Kris whispered, and her three Pokemon nodded.
“THREE… TWO… ONE-GO!”
Suddenly, there was an explosion of fire.
As the big spotlight broke up into two (one pink, one purple), Thalia, Flareon and Houndour all range of fiery attacks. There was an explosion, and Kris gasped as her team was blasted backwards, with Mareep nearly falling off the edge.
“Quick, get to the purple circle!” Kris ordered. Scyther had been blasted there as well, and Jumpluff was flying over the field, dropping Cotton Spores, before landing in the purple circle as well. Meanwhile, the smoke was somehow being sucked in, and Kris watched as the remaining Pokemon battled it out: Gold, Chantelle and Bill shouted orders, and there was another explosion of smoke, blasting Jolteon, Houndour and Thalia backwards. But Flareon, Vaporeon, Croconaw and Dewgong remained in the pink circle, just as the time ran out.
“Well, Round Two certainly was interesting! Kris, Gold and Chantelle gain three points, while Bill gains four points.” The announcer explain, and the yellow section of the crowd seem to yell with extra joy.
“Bayleef use Magical Leaf, Mareep use Cotton Spore and Noctowl use Confusion on that Jumpluff!” Kris commanded, and she hoped the other trainers didn’t hear.
“THREE… TWO… ONE- GO!” The spotlights changed again: a pink and blue one, both in the middle of the field. Bill’s Vaporeon suddenly released a powerful Surf: a huge wall of water, sweeping across the field. Scyther flew forwards, firing a Vacuum Wave to diminish the attack. Jumpluff prepared an attack, but Noctowl got there first.
“NOCT!” She cried, and her eyes glowed pink.
“Jum.” Jumpluff said airily, and fired an Energy Ball at Houndour, thought it did little damage. Mareep scuttled forwards, and released Cotton Spores from her body, which scattered and hit Scyther, Croconaw, Jolteon, Flareon and Dewgong. The wave crashed down, and Bayleef released her Razor Leaf, pushing the wave away from her and Mareep. Noctowl landed proudly down on the blue circle, next to Scyther, and Houndour came in, teeth bared.
“MAAAAA!” Mareep cried, and ran forwards. Her Take Down blasted Houndour out of the circle, and he flipped and fell off the side. Kris gasped, but a blue-coloured disc sucked him up, and hovered over the field. Bayleef, Jolteon, Thalia and Croconaw climbed into the pink circle, and the time ran out once more.
“Chantelle and Bill get two points, Gold gets five points, and Kris gets an amazing EIGHT points!” Kris was gobsmacked, and Bayleef, Mareep and Noctowl cheered. Houndour was released from his disc near Gold, who was scowling at the field. Kris did a little jig, her face red from the heat of the spotlights, and didn’t realise the announcer had already started counting.
“ONE-GO!” He boomed. Suddenly, Thalia and Flareon both fired fire-type attacks at Bayleef, blasting her away and near the edge. Scyther released a Quick Attack, knocking Mareep backwards as well. Kris was shocked, but smiled as Noctowl used Peck on Scyther, and sent him flying into the sky. She quickly registered there were three circles, purple, pink and blue, and the purple one was closest. Mareep instinctively fired a Thunder Wave, paralysing Croconaw, while Bill’s Pokemon furiously duelled Chantelle’s: another Surf blasted Jumpluff off the field, while Thalia’s Flamethrower’s seriously scorched Jolteon.
Kris’ Pokemon wearily climbed onto the purple circle, and Houndour, Croconaw and Dewgong got onto the pink. Thalia blasted her way forwards, pushing Jolteon into Vaporeon, and she and Flareon landed on the blue circle.
“Kris gets three points, Bill gets three, Gold gets four and Chantelle gets five!” The crowd roared with delight again, but the competitors were weary: all the Pokemon were beat up, it was really hot, and Kris felt like fainting.
“Bay… Leef?” Bayleef asked, her leaf drooped from exhaustion. Kris wondered if they wanted to give up, but Bayleef was asking for their next moves.
“Um.. Razor Leaf, ThunderShock on Thalia, and Uproar please.” Kris asked. She looked across at Gold, who was calling something out to Houndour and Croconaw. Scyther and Jumpluff were brought back, and the announcer counted down again.
“THREE… TWO… ONE-GO!” Kris’ Pokemon instantly fired their attacks: Noctowl released a horrendous cry, weakening Houndour and Dewgong; Mareep blasted out a ThunderShock, which hit Thalia in the face, and Bayleef released green leaves from her rotating leaf: Dewgong and Croconaw were blasted off the field, revealing a very small brown circle between a purple and blue one. Bill’s Pokemon released the powerful elemental moves of Flamethrower, Ice Beam and Thunderbolt. Thalia accepted the Flamethrower, giving her energy as she fired an Ominous Wind: Vaporeon and Flareon were literally blown off the field. But Jolteon fried Jumpluff, and she fell paralysed to the ground. Thalia ran towards the brown circle, followed by Jolteon, Houndour and Kris’ Pokemon. But then Houndour smiled.
“HOUN-DO-UR!” He cried, and blasted out a Smog. Poisonous purple smoke surrounded him, and he twirled around. The purple smoke scattered, and it hit the other five Pokemon. Thalia coughed and collapsed on the blue circle. Bayleef and Mareep coughed and froze as well, but Noctowl flew forwards, landing faintly on the purple circle. But before Houndour could triumphantly reach the brown
circle, Jolteon ran past, skidded to a halt just as the time ran out.
“What another exciting round!” The announcer boomed, getting the crowd yelling again. “Kris gets one point, Chantelle gets two and Bill gets five! Once the discs deposit the Pokemon back, the sixth and final round will begin!” And the discs moved around, depositing Pokemon back to their trainers.
“We need to go off on the offensive and defensive!” Kris yelled to her team. “Bayleef use a Magical Leaf, Mareep use a Thunder Wave on Scyther, and Noctowl use Reflect for some defence!” Her Pokemon mumbled back their replies, and turned towards the field. Kris crossed her fingers, and listened to the countdown.
“THREE… TWO… ONE-GO!”
And then the whole platform exploded.
Thalia and Flareon both fired Fire Blasts, Jolteon fired a Thunder into the sky, Vaporeon and Dewgong both used Surf, and Jumpluff released an Energy Ball. Neither Kris nor Gold had expected this, and watched as the attacks collided together: first the Fire Blasts hit, releasing fiery shock waves across the field. Than, an Energy Ball flew out, smashing into the middle of the field, where a brown circle was. Jolteon’s Thunder crashed down between Houndour and Noctowl, and Kris gasped as Noctowl was blasted off the field. Mareep fired a ThunderShock, pushing Scyther over the edge, and the leaves around Bayleefs neck spun around, and rainbow coloured leaves flew out. The Surfs collided, sweeping Jolteon, Jumpluff, and Flareon off the field. More water flooded towards them, and Houndour and Mareep were swept over the edge.
Only Bayleef, Croconaw, Thalia and Vaporeon remained. All four Pokemon looked at each other, and then they all ran forwards, aiming for the brown circle in the middle of the field.
(If you want there to be more spaces in the larger chunks, just say)