User:Pyles on bulbapedia wa having trouble putting his fanfic up, so here it is.
Thinking outside the Pokeball
This tournament is taking forever. My opponents aren’t very crafty, either. My number is called on the loudspeaker. I go up the stairs to wait for my next opponent on the other side. I see him now the dark hair, deep blue eyes a light smile, and it’s my rival, James. He used to train with me everyday last year but he went back to the Kanto region to visit his family. I didn’t go back; there were too many memories to get me off track.
“Are you ready, Seanasy? I bet you’ve trained hard in Sinnoh! Did you make any new friends?” James asks me.
I sure did. The loudspeaker calls again, “Choose who will go first,”
“You might as well choose first,” James speaks out before I do.
I choose to go along with him and I decide to battle with my new friend, “Go, Staraptor!” The bird soars in the air crying out to the crowd.
They love it chanting, “Staraptor, Staraptor!”
“This is new Seanasy, Sinnoh has treated you well,” James says. “Go, Blastoise!” A large Blastoise slams the ground calling its name. The crowd is getting excited.
The loudspeaker announces again, “Ready… Battle!”
“Aerial Ace!” I call.
“No sense in dodging, Ice Beam!” James calls. The beam shoots straight at Staraptor and he couldn’t get out of the way in time. Staraptor plummets to the ground and lands hard. “Give it a Hydro Pump!”
Staraptor is defenseless now. “Get out of there!” I desperately call. Before it could move the blast of water slammed into Staraptor and fell back farther towards me.
“Get in there and Skull Bash it!” James yells out. Blastoise charges at Staraptor with mediocre speed.
“Get on your feet and use Giga Impact!” Staraptor gathers itself and Flies at Blastoise using Giga Impact. Staraptor makes contact first and Blastoise is thrust backward toward James. Blastoise is lying on the ground while Staraptor waits to move again on account of Giga Impact.
I sense that Staraptor can move again, “Use U-turn, Staraptor!” He flies at Blastoise, hits him hard and Staraptor returns to his Pokeball in one movement.
James’ Blastoise starts to get up. “I saw you battle before, Seanasy you only have Fire types left for the tournament.” This was true; I only brought Fire types so Blastoise would have an advantage. Oh, well I’ll just battle anyway.
I bring out my next Pokeball. Out jumps Blaziken and does a flip mid-air. He loves his jumping ability so I bring it out in battle. “Use a Sky Uppercut!” Blaziken rushes forward with astounding speed and Knocks Blastoise in the air before it could do anything to stop Blaziken. “Now jump up and use quick attack!” He shoots in the air quick as lightning and cuts through Blastoise mid-air. Blastoise is spinning to the ground.
“Use a Hydro Pump while still spinning!” James yells up. Water shoots out into the sky in a downpour. Blaziken is literally getting showered. How did he com up with that?
“Use a poison jab!” I call out.
“What is that? You never told me about it in your E-Mails about Sinnoh!”
“Sorry about knowing more than you!” While we were talking Blaziken strikes Blastoise in the side. Blastoise falls back and tries to get up but staggers in pain. “He is poisoned now, good luck!”
“Try to use a Hydro Pump, Blastoise,” James says.
“Jump around and use quick attack,” I say. Blaziken jumps in time to dodge the Hydro Pump. He closes in for the quick attack.
“Dodge it, Blastoise!” James calls out. Blastoise starts to move but cringes in pain. The poison is hurting him and on top of that Blaziken hits Blastoise with Quick Attack.
“Before Torrent activates, use Poison jab then Sky uppercut!” I yell over. Blaziken listens as usual by giving a quick jab to the side and an uppercut to the belly. Blastoise lands in the ground unconscious.
“Blastoise… return,” James says reluctantly. His expression made me smile; it reminded me of myself in our last battle in Hoenn. Same Pokemon but I lost. “Go, Ampharos!” I suddenly hear James say.
I also recognize that the crowd is cheering again. “Start off with a poison jab!” I say. Blaziken breaks into a run towards Ampharos.
“Block it with Iron Tail!” James calls. All damage was negated since poison doesn’t affect the Steel-type.
“That was good thinking, but that isn’t enough to stop me! Use Sky Uppercut!” I call. Blaziken uses his other hand to launch Ampharos in the air and Ampharos is sent flying into the air. “Now jump and use Quick Attack!” I order. He flies up and hits Ampharos in the stomach. Why didn’t he dodge…?
“Thunder!” James shouts. Lightning shoots out of Ampharos’ body and hits Blaziken in the air. Blaziken plummets to the ground not landing any bit softly.
“Blaziken, are you alright?” I ask. He is just laying there in the ground. He suddenly glows a red color around his body. He starts to get up and grunts. Blaziken has activated his Blaze ability; so his fire attacks will be better now.
“Get in there and use Thunder punch, Ampharos!” James calls out. Ampharos’ hand starts to emit electricity and he runs toward Blaziken.
“Use fire punch, Blaziken!” I yell out. Now his hand bursts into great flames due to Blaze and moves slower than usual towards Ampharos. I look closely and see cotton spores over his left leg. Ampharos hits first and Blaziken barely hits Ampharos. Blaziken falls back and lands unconscious. Ampharos staggers back but can still battle.
The loudspeaker sounds again, “Blaziken is unable to battle.”
I grab a new Pokeball and send out Arcanine, my best Pokemon. Arcanine has never lost a battle before even as a Growlithe. “Use Fire Blast, Arcanine!” I call out.
“Counter with Thunder, Ampharos,” Both of their attacks clash but the Fire Blast overpowers the Thunder. Ampharos is sent backwards towards James.
“Quickly, Arcanine, use Extremespeed!” I call out.
Arcanine flies at Ampharos with blinding speed. Ampharos skids against the ground and stops unconscious. “Ampharos… return,” there’s that look again. I can’t help but smile. “Go, Shuckle!” James sends out his best Pokemon.
“Use Dragon Pulse and run up to it!” I call out. Arcanine unleashes a Dragon Pulse so powerful that Shuckle is sent flying back.
“Gyro Ball, Shuckle!” James says. Shuckle spins fast towards Arcanine.
“Use Extremespeed to get out of there!” I say. It was too late, Shuckle slammed into Arcanine.
Arcanine fell to the ground but immediately got right back up. “Use Fire Blast!” I call out. Shuckle is hit hard by the fire blast and hides in his shell. “Put your paws on Shuckle to keep it from moving and let loose with another Fire Blast!”
Arcanine rushes over and pins Shuckle to the ground and burn it hard with Fire Blast. It gets off and comes over to me, Arcanine knew that it was unconscious.
James returns Shuckle and comes over to me to shake my hand. “Great Game,” he says.
“Yeah, you too.”