29th March 2012, 03:33 PM #1
Team Starstruck's quest for fame. Chapter 2- Part 3
Hiya, I'm new to this part of the forums, you wouldn't know me if you never stopped around the anime section. Anyways, I have a bit of a series here that I hope will be enjoyed, it follows a Pokemon exploration team so its not completely original but hey. Just a question about what to do with part 2, do I post it on this thread? How would people know that part 2 is up? Hopefully if your reading this you can awnser and if you like it, please don't hesitate to tell me.
Well of we go...
Chapter 1-Part 1
The sun rises on a lush and beautiful land, the light reflecting and twinkling off the wet pebbles of the brook and making the river gleem. A soft spring breeze sends a number of small pink blossoms through the clearing in the forest and past a bed of leaves. On the bed layed a Shinx, soundly asleep. A blossom pettal gently falls towards the Pokemon's nose. The Shinx stirs, streches out and yawns, swallowing the blossom. It coughs and spluters, rolling out of the bed and herrendously tries to coff up the blossom. After an efforted coff, the small blossom flies out of the Shinx's mouth, swirls around in the wind and lands perfectly on the nose of an unhappy and shaken Shinx.
Back by the river, a Cyndaquill is washing its face, dabbing at its cheeks and then looking to the left and right slowly. Looking back at the river, the Pokemon stairs at its reflection and sighs, it is clearly the voice of a girl. Suddenly, a foot comes from behind Cyndaquill and she is knocked to the middle of the river. It is shallow but Cyndaquill panics and splashes. An obnoxious laugh comes from Cyndaquill's attacker, standing where Cyndaquill was, a chortling Treecko. As Cyndaqill continues to struggle, a Bubblebeam attack comes from up the river. Treecko dodges the move slickly and fiendishly smiles. A Piplup stands across from him, furiuos and shouting. "Treecko!" Its voice was young, that of a boy's. "What makes you think you can bully everyone like that? It dosen't make you big!
"Ha! And what about you short stuff? It's a good job you swim so good cause you couldn't stand in the river could you" his voice is filled with both confidence and arogance. Piplup replies in annoyance
"It's well" and fires another Bubblebeam. Treecko dodges the attack and heads back into the forest, jumping from tree to tree and continuously laughing. Piplup sighs but then remembers Cyndaquill in the river. He runs over to the river and wades over to Cyndaquill, she contiues to struggle and panic but Piplup grasps her hands with his own and looks straight at her. "It's ok" he said. "Just Stand". Cyndaquill stops and stands still, breathing deeply.
Walking through the forest Piplup turns to Cyndaquill and asks "Why do you let that guy push you around? Cyndaquill remains silent. "Your a fire type, if anything you should be bullying Treeko". Cyndaquill turns to Piplup and says sharply
"I'm not a bully" and turns back.
"No, I didn't mean that". Piplup said apolageticly "What I meant was..."
"I know what you meant". Cyndaquill said more calmly. "It's just I... I"
"Yes?" Piplup replied. Cyndaquill stops walking.
"I haven't been able to use any fire type moves yet". Piplup sits beside her and pats the ground behind her. Cyndaquill sits.
"That's nothing to worry about, your awsome at using Swift" Piplup started. "And hey, Treecko can't dodge a Swift attack".
"But he can hit back with his own attacks" Cyndaquill said while resting her head on her hands. "Why are you hassling me anyway, Treecko bullies everyone". Piplup stands up and speaks lound and sarcasticly.
"Well, I guess I'll go ahead to town on my own". Cyndaquill gasps quietly
"Wait". Piplup roles his eyes. "I'm sorry, we'll go together" Piplup giggles
"Come on then" he says excitedly. The two Pokemon run towards a town made from rocks and trees.
"Aup" Shinx calls to Cyndaquill and Piplup as he joins them at the entrance to town, his voice is confident and eager.
"Hey Shinx" his friends say to him. The trio notice that there is a huge gathering in the square.
"What's going on?" Cyndaquill asks.
"I don'no, I just got here" Shinx replies.
"Let's check it out" Piplup says running towards the commotion. The trio make their way to the front, crawling under the bigger Pokemon. A Dusknoir is standing in the middle giving a speech. Gallade, the towns journalist is sitting, franticlly scribing everything. Piplup spies Treecko on the otherside of the audience. The grass type smiles at Piplup again, but he ignores Treecko and listens to Dusknoir.
"And so we are offering a group of three children a chance to form an official exploration-rescue team. The winning team of these games will enter into this most rewarding career".
Cyndaqull looks to Shinx, who is smiling and then to Piplup who is also smiling. She lets out a big sigh.
TO BE CONTINUED....
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3rd April 2012, 12:55 PM #2
Re: Team Starstruck's quest for fame. Chapter 1-Part 2
Chapter 1-Part 2
The sun rised on the Town surrounded by nature, Pokemon were already around preparing for the big event; teams training, stores opening up and jouralist Gallade chatting to Dusknoir. Piplup and Shinx are walking either side of Cyndaquill, reassuring her with smiles as she shakingly looks to them, breathing heavily and slowly. Dusknoir and Gallade nod to each other and smile. Dusknoir heads to the centre of the stage and addresses the contestants with a couple loud coffs.
"Welcome all, I'm so very pleased to see so many young Pokemon here to take part in these games and taking an intrest in the very rewarding prize for success here today. We havd fithteen teams of three Pokemon, a number I myself am very pleased with." The trio are each handed a blue trianguliar scarf with the white outline of an Oran Berry to tie round their necks. A Buneary, Gothita and Ralts are handed yellow scarfs with the outline of a Sitrus Berry. The Red team consisted of Magby, Elekid and Smoochum with a Cheri berry on their scarf. A Squirtle ties a pale Blue scarf with a Rawst berry on it around its neck. A purple scarf wearing Charmander with a Chesto berry on the centre helps its teammate Vulpix with its scarf. Treecko steps forward to Piplup and the gang, wearing a greean scarf with the white outline of a Lum berry, he smiles again his fiendish smile as an Oshawott and a Chimchar step from behind him wearing the same scarves.
"You three are really entering? With her?" Gesturing to Cyndaquill. Shinx steps forward and barks at their intimadating foes:
"You three just be ready, we're winning today". Oshawott and Chimchar turn their eyes to each other, smiling the same smile Treecko often dose. Treecko straightens up and also smiles.
"We'll see" he said sarcastically as he and his team turned away.
"The first game is 'Target hit'." Dusknoir grandly annouced. "Each team will select one member to play, the contestants will line up as multiple colured disks will be fired into the air. You hit the disk that is the same colour as your scarf, for every disk you hit, you recieve one point. They'll be ten disks of your colour to hit. Dusknoir turns quickly around and looks up. Black and White disks are shot from either side of him. He puts his hand straight out in front of himself and fires blue balls of fire. The Will-O-Wisps hit and smash the black targets, letting the white ones fly away. The big screen flashes the number 10 and Dusknoir turns back to the audience with his hands stretched out into the air, the crowd cheering as he dose so.
"Your up first them Cyndaquill" said Shinx.
"Wha what?" she replied worriedly.
"You'll use Swift" Piplup excitedly explained. "As long as you identify which target you want to hit, you won't miss it with Swift".
"Swift's not against the rules" Shinx said agreeingly. They guild her up to the line of contestants between the Red teams Smoochum and the Yellow teams Gothita. Past Gothita, a Chikorita wearing a pink scarf with the white outline of a Pecha berry and next to it Treecko. The gun fires and the disks are shot into the air, Cyndaqull spies a blue disk and hits it with Swift, her confidence evidentally growing in her facial expression. A Bullet Seed smashes through two green disks, Treecko smiles, but his attention seems diverted towards what Cyndaquill is doing. A Powder Snow attack knocks down a red disk and a Psyshock smashes through a yellow target. Chikorita's uses Razor Leaf and the blade flies directly to a pink disk and slices through it. Cyndaquill, looking very confident, continues to shoot golden stars from her mouth hitting every disk she saw. Treecko continued to watch Cyndaquill, from behind him Oshawott bellowed:
"Treecko! Concentrate!" Treecko snapped out of his curiosity and fired another Bullet Seed. The seeds fly towards a green disk but do not hit it. Treecko gasps. Another gunshot fires to signal the end of the game. On the big screen, fithteen numbers appear in the colour corresponding to the coloured disks that were hit by the right contestant, they arranged themselves in dessending order. At the top in blue, 10. Cyndaquill rejoins her friends and they bounce about in happiness. Below the 10, a purple 9, a yellow 9 and a green 8. Treecko returns to his team embarressed as Chimchar and Oshawott stare dissapointed at him. Dusknoir comes up to the stage and announces:
"Fantastic! I am so very pleased to see such young talent. Let us take a look at the leader board. In first place after an excellent and clever use of the always accurate Swift, scoring 10, its Cyndaquill of the Blue team". Cyndaquill smiles and lifts her head proudly as her two friends grin. "Joined for second place with 9 points each, the Purple teams Squirtle and the Yellow teams Gothita". Both Pokemon smile upon hearing the news. "Following up closely in third place, the green teams Treecko". Treecko looks to the floor glum, while Oshawott and Chimchar stare at him with one eye.
"Our second game, 'Energy Absorber', my personal favourite". Dusknoir turned to a metal sheet with electrical balls on each courner. "Each contestant will fire their attack at the Energy absorbing sheild, they must keep their attack up untill their energy meter is full, as soon as your attack siezes, your socre may no longer change". From his belly, Dusknoir fires a fast and powerful Dark Pulse attack at the sheild. The meter at the side filled up in black and once again a huge 10 flashes on the big screen.
Shinx and Chimchar line up facing the energy absorbers.
To Be Continued...
EDIT: I'm sorry I seemed to have got it wrong, how do I change the thread title to Part 2?
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28th April 2012, 04:16 PM #3
Re: Team Starstruck's quest for fame. Chapter 1-Part 3
It has been a long time since I wrote anything for this story but don't threat, I haven't given it up. I know people are reading this but I'd like to ask again how I change the thread title to say Part 3, as I can't figure it out. Hopefully somone will tell me this time...
Chapter 1-Part 3
Cyndaquill and Pipluo stood anxiously as they waited for all fithteen contestants to line up before their Energy Absorber. Chimchar, standing in position, turned his head to Shinx and sniggered. "What you laughing at monkey brains?" Shinx bellowed agressivily.
"Come on" Chimchar said with a cocky tone. "You realise me and you are the top contendors in this game" He averts his attention to the pink teams Bagon who clumsily slipped over on the metal floor he stood on. Shinx bit his lip in an effort not to let out a chuckle and turned to his Energy Absorber with determination. Oshawott staired up at the big screen, focusing on the big green number 8 next to his team's pictures, his eyes burning with the desire to win and form an exploration team. The other teams crowded as close as they were permited behind their teammate in the game to encourage and motivate them. The Purple team's Tepig and Charmander, hyperly shouted to their friend Vulpix who looked back and grinned at them. Venonat and Meditie of the Ivory team, marked with an Enigma berry cheered loudly for their teammate Roggenrola and soon found themselves in a shouting match with Aipom and Minccino of the Brown team, with a Chilan berry on their scarf, who were next to them cheering for Mudkip. Pachirisu, with his pale colured scarf modelling the white outline of a Persim berry, was led to his position Dusknoir, who temmed with delight to see everyone was ready.
"Now contestants, the Energy Absorbers will all take 1 miniute to warm up, once they have done the green light will come on and I will shout 'Go'!" Magnazone and Electivire both send a small jolt of electricaty from their antenna to start the machinery's activation. The journalist Gallade watches the scene clearly as all the contestants prepare to launch their attacks. Shinx lowers his head and raises his tail, pointing to his Energy Absorber as small blue sparks emit from around the tip. Chimchar and Magby both stand up dead straight and puff out their chests is preperation to launch their fire type attacks. Squirtle and Hoppip of the Pale Blue team gritt their teeth as they watch Skitty excercise her lips and jaw, while Buneary and Gothita grasp each others hands to send Ralts good luck as she raises her arms. Dusknoir watches the the large, beacon like, red light untill it suddenly turns green and her shouts with power and immense gusto, "Gooooo!" Shinx blasts from the tip of his tail a powerful Shock Wave attack straight at his target, while Cyndaquill and Piplup excitedlly cheer. Chimchar, Magby, Vulpix and Torchic of the Orange team marked with an Iapapa berry, let out powerful Flamethrower attacks as their teammate watched and cheered wildly.
Miniutes past and some of the Pokemon were starting to tire. Axew, wearing a Grey scarf with a Ganlon berry, had only reached six on the energy meter when he toppled over, scoring six for the grey team. Ice began to form around the tips of Duckllet's beak from his prolonged Ice Beam attack and he stopped, wiping his mouth with his polka dot scarf sporting a Bluk berry's outline. A Beigie colured light flashed from the beacon as Swinub from the Aspear berry, Beige team filled his enery meter with a balanced Hidden Power attack, scoring his team ten. Bulbasaur and Purrloin embraced him as he ran back to them, being allowed to leave his position. As the Striped, Leppa berry team's Cherubi broke her stream of Magical Leaf, both Shinx and Chimchar let out a final, effort filled blast and filled their energy meters. However when the beacon flashed green before blue, it was clear that Chimchar had finished before Shinx.
Dusknoir moved up to the screen, took a look and turned back to the contestants and audience. With his arms spread wide, he grandly exclaimed "Great show! I'm so happy to see such powerful attacks used by such young Pokemon and I'm proud to announce that beacon up their flashed seven times, telling me that seven contestants were able to fill their energy meters and gain the full ten points. Swinub of the Beige team was able to fill it before anyone else so well done" The crowd raged with cheer as Bulbasaur and Purrloin further congratulated Swinub. Dusknoir spoke again, "I can also tell you that not one competitor scored any lower than six. These are the Pokemon I want to work with"
"What?" said Piplup. Cyndaquill and Shinx accknowledged what he said but looked at him as if to say 'What are you on about?'. "What dose he mean by 'The Pokemon I want to work with'?" Emolga of the Striped team turned to them and she explained:
"Dusknoir mentors and leads the exploration teams from this area and will sponsor the winning team"
"Oh" Piplup replied.
"Then I can't wait to work with him" Shinx excitedly said with his head high. Eevee from the Orange team turned and almost flirtausiously told Shinx:
"Don't count your Togepi before they hatch, you were good out there but don't count us out" She winked, though it was hard to tell wheather it was at her own teammates, Torchic and Sewaddle who had joined the encounter, or Shinx. They returned their attention back to Dusknoir.
"And so, with twenty points the Blue team is in first place. Closly behind them is the Green team with eighteen points but knowing how many points could still be awarded, any team could win this still" Treecko and Chimchar smile either side of Oshawott and their stance is mirrored by Shinx and Cyndaquill either side of Piplup. The two water types, who knew they'd both have to compete in the next game, made it clear they were the only rivals eachother cared about beating.
To Be Continued...
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5th May 2012, 08:19 PM #4
Re: Team Starstruck's quest for fame. Chapter 1-Part 4
Chapter 1-Part 4
As the sun drifted slightly to the west from the centre of the sky the contestants all sat down for dinner. Piplup, Cyndaquill and Shinx looked upon the sweet smelling, brightly colured asortment of of berries piled upon a large leaf infront of each of them. Dusknoir's guild had provided fresh Oran, Pecha, Sitrus and Lum berries for all 45 of the Pokemon competing in the games. Cyndaquill took a small chunch of Pecha berry and put it in to her mouth, but before swallowing she said to her friends: "There's Buneary and the girls" and shouted "Buneary! Over here" spitting out chewed up bits of berry that landed very close to Shinx's meal.
"Your not that lady like are you, really" he mumbuled though she took no notice. Buneary's ears pricked up and she turned to Cyndaquill and smiled. With her berries still wrapped up, Buneary energeticlly hopped over towards Cyndaquill as Ralts and Gothita ran over, smiling.
"Hey, Hey, Hey" Buneary excitedly repeated sounding more happy with each 'hey' as she landnded next to the Blue team. She sat down next to Cyndaquill and opened up her berries.
"Hiya Ralts, Hiya Gothita" Piplup said polightly. The two Psychic types replied in unison with a girlish
"Hey" Ralts flopped herself backwards, laying on the lush pastures of grass while holding her wrapped up berries with Telakineisis. She sat up and using her powers, unwravled the leaf and gently placed her dinner on the floor. Gothita pulled on her leaf and it split, sending her berries in to the air around her. Gothita's face lit up with horrour, as the othered laughed lightly at her, and quickly used Psychic to catch all of her berries and bring them back to her. Buneary turned back to Cyndaquill and said
"So I saw you in the first game, you were really good. I hope your proud of yourself"
"Well, I was using Swift" Cyndaquill replied modestly "I suppose I'm good at spotting colours" Gothita, struggling to keep all her berries under her arm to prevent them from falling on the floor, said as if it was the smartest thing that could have been said
"Yeah, but the sky is blue and your targets were blue, so you should be really really happy" The others looked at her with arkward open smiles and didn't say a thing. Eventually, Ralts lifted Gothita's berries with her mind, plucked a bundle of leaves from the a tree shading Eevee's team and set out Gothita's dinner. As Ralts gently sat Gothita down and her encouraged her to eat, Shinx was approacehed from behind by Eevee who had followed the leaves.
"Hello speedy" she said with confidence. Shinx sat up from his meal and puzzeled, he asked
"Wut?" as he turned around.
"Hiya Eevee" Piplup said gleefully.
"Er, hey" she quietly replied with less confidence. "You ate that really quickly Shinx" she said with the same flutter as before.
"Yeah well you build up quite an appetite being so awsome" he replied conceitedly as he reached over to Piplup's berries and snatched an Oran berry. Piplup wandered his eyes towards Shinx in disbelief and told him
"You know Shinx you were not the only one to get the full 10 points. Chimchar and Swinub both filled their energy meters before you" Torchic and Sewaddle joined Eevee and with a pluky and arogant voice the sewing Pokemon rose and said
"Torchic got 10 points too, and it's a hollow victory considering you'd have only been able to score so well in that game." Sewaddle seemed to be caught up in his own vanity. "If I had been in the game my SolarBeam would have broke the Beacon, leaving it lit orange for ever" Torchic bit his lip in embaressment of his teamate. Buneary's ears dropped and she giggled innocently with her paws at her mouth and Cyndaquill revealed to Sewaddle
"The Beacon was not connected to the Energy absorbers and energy meters, it was just Dusknoir pressing colured buttons" Sewaddle blushed in embaresment but hid it by further flaunting his ego
"Well the point is, I am great" Shinx rolled his eyes. "I learn a new move and I am determined to perfect it using a rigourus training schedule that only I can cope with"
"Oh boy, here's the speech" Eevee said under her breath.
"My body is a temple, all of ours are, but I choose to take better care of mine. I hate the stereotype that Bug types are feeble but it motivates me to be the best I can be and Piplup, Buneary, you'll see my greatness after dinner in the next game"
"Now hold on..." Piplup started but was interuppted by a nudge from Torchic who turned to Piplup's ear and said
"Just leave him, you're chasing a dead end"
"Besides" Eevee started "Sewaddle is only a third of the reason why we'll win, though I suppose Shinx makes you three our biggest rivals"
"Ha!" a brash voice called to them from across the way. Sounding more arrogant than Sewaddle, Oshawott, followed by Treecko and Chimchar, walked onto the scene and announced "You only have 17 points. It's the Green team that are that are their biggest rivals, we'd be tieing with them if somone hadn't got distacted" his eyes edged over to Treecko who gritted his teeth as he tried not to say anything.
Dusknoir addressed the contestants "I hope everyone has enjoyed their berries, but it is time for the third game, all team members yet to compete will test their skills for dodging" Oshawott looked to Piplup who reciprocated with a confident smile and the gang headed over to the site of the third game.
To Bo Continued...
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14th May 2012, 05:07 PM #5
Re: Team Starstruck's quest for fame. Chapter 1-Part 5
Chapter 1-Part 5
The teams massed at the site of the third game as Dusknoir quietly talked with jouralist Gallade once more. He turned to the competitors and addressed them. "Come on, come on, gather, gather. I'm excited, can't you tell? Come on." he announced in his usual grand demener. Lagging behind the crowd were the Purple team.
"Hurry up Tepig!" Charmander called to his friend, embarressed that they were holding up the competition. Tepig slowly stumbled along pulling a large leaf, cradling a huge pile of berries. In response to her teammate's expression, she said with a mouthful of food:
"Not gonna let it go to waste, am I?" The Pink teams Karrablast wadlled over, tickled Tepig's chin and teased
"Like a starved Snorlax in the kitchen" Tepig became cross and began chacing Karrablast firing Ember as he giggled and chortled. Watching them, Cyndaquill, astonished, turned to her friends and said
"Did you hear that? Tepig might be really offended."
"I woudn't worry about it" Torchic started "That's pretty much how their friendship works, though I'm not sure they'd be able to work together as a team"
"Now" Dusknoir began. "This third game tests your ability to dodge, you'll stand on your pads and 10 bars will swing towards you from all directions and your score will develop for every bar you do not touch" Like before, Dusknoir prepared to demonstrate the game. He expertly evaded all 10 of the bars that were hurled towards him. The crowd cheered. "Now don't threat, you won't have to dodge as fast I just did"
"Wow, Dusknoir is amazing" Piplup said in awe.
"I heared he was once part of his own team, and they were really good" Shinx speculated.
"You may use your moves" Dusknoir continued "but if anything touches the bars you'll lose a point. Now, everyone competing get on to your pads"
Piplup, Buneary, Sewaddle and Oshawott all made their way to the pads marked with the patterns on their scarves. Cyndaquill and Shinx peered over at the game's site from the side lines. Next to them, Totodile and Pachirisu of the Pale team, insanely cheered for their teammate. Snivy looked back at her friends and let out a sigh in embaressment. "Come on Cyndaquill we gotta cheer like that for Piplup" He began to cheer loudly while encouraging her to do the same. Cyndaquill attempted to cheer but couldn't compare with Shinx's outburst and just sat quietly, leaving him to it. Oshawott grinned to himself within his confidence. Chimchar and Treecko look again at the scores, seeing their teams rank as 2nd place, they turn to each other and nod with their fiendish grins. Dusknoir addresess the masses
"Without further ado, Gooo!"
Sewaddle stood up on his back legs and called to his team "Watch this" A metal bar swung towards Sewaddle and he jumped straight over it. A second bar came his way while he was in the air and Sewaddle fired a String Shot attack straight at the floor and dodged it. On the Brown team, Aipom was making great use of his tail to dodge everything that came his while Snivy used Vine Whip to avoid them. Buneary's ears pricked up as three bars came her way at once, she expertly dodged them with a jump and a somersalt. Piplup avoided one bar by jumping and then flapped his short and stubby wings just enough to avoid falling on another.
Gallade aproached Dusknoir from behind and commented "They are all brilliant, anyone one of them could win"
"I'd take them all on at the guild if I could, but only three can win" Dusknoir replied, smiling over his shoulder.
Turtwig from the Polka dot team had just dodged his fith bar when the ground below him sagged slightly, he tripped and fell on to his back and unable to get up, was hit by the other bars. His team members, Duckllet and Cubchoo showed horror as behind them, Chimchar quietly emerged from the ground, gave a snigger and fled the scene. Patrat from the Stripped team seemed to be dodging the bars pefectly, however, Treecko was hanging back spitting Bullet Seed singley and hitting Patrat's bars, decreasing his score despite him dodging perfectly. Chimchar and Treecko next grouped by Piplup's dodge pad. Treecko said to himself, under his breath, "Time to make up for those two points". He fired one single Bullet Seed towards Piplup which tripped the penguin pokemon up causing a bar to hit Piplup in the stomach. Winded, Piplup was hit by the tenth bar as Cyndaquill and Shinx run to him. With an expertly timed spin, Oshawott dodged his final bar. He looked straight at the big screen to find out he was the only one to score the perfect ten.
The contestants gathered as Dusknoir studied the scoe board.
"I don't know what happened. I know I dodged them all" complained Sewaddle to his friends, having only scored 7. Ralts turned to Buneary and congratulated her
"9, that's a good score. With 27 points we are tied for second place with Sewaddle's team"
"Behind us" Piplup added "And Treecko's team are tied with us now"
"You did great" Cyndaquill said, lifting his spirits.
"Yeah, don't let it bring you down" Shinx said while patting Piplups back.
"28 is a lot" Gothita announced, only for Eevee to respond to her comment woth a patronizing nod, however, Gothita held her hips proudly.
"Well it seems some of you got a little tired out towards the end of that. Well done to Oshawott who managed to score the perfect ten" Dusknoir announced, but his voice was filled with surprise and slight dissapointment. Oshawott stood tall and said to his teammates:
"I really though Sewaddle and Buneary could get a perfect score. Guess I'm the best" he said gleefully as Chimchar and Treecko winked to each other.
"We are gonna take another short break while the next game is set up" Dusknoir continued "Everyone will be competing in a tag race so all of you, be prepared"
To Be Continued....
22nd May 2012, 04:18 PM #6
Re: Team Starstruck's quest for fame. Chapter 1-Part 6
Chapter 1-Part 6
"Wow, I am so ready for this race" Shinx blurted out to his friends while all the contestants waited again on the feild. "It's gonna be great to just run" he continued, twitching with excitment and delight. His friends around him, the Orange team, the Yellow team all began speculating about the race and its outcome. Near by, Tepig was sitting with her team, finishing of the berries from lunch. Karrablast bounced over mischeiviously and blerted out
"Hope you don't get a stomachacke for the race, little piggy" he winked to Charmander and Vulpix but the two boys seemed reluctant to be a part of the dispute. Tepig swallowed her last piece of Pecha berry and faced Karrablast. The end of her tail glowed red as she took a deep breath through her nose and fired a blast of her Ember attack. Karrablast sprung out of the way and, having tuanted her further, ran from his childhood friend as she launched more attacks.
"Hey!" Gothita shouted as Karrablast pushed past her.
"I can't help but worry Tepig is going to take his words to heart one day" Cyndaquill said looking at Piplup as if to tell him to fix it.
"Nah, they're practicin' for the race" Shinx said, jumping up. "Ya comin' Cyndaquill?" he said indicating his head in the direction Karrablast and Tepig.
"I'll catch up with you" she said uneasily.
"Well I'll take up that offer" Eevee excitedly exclaimed while poising herself ready for a run.
"Alright then" Buneary said, bouncing forward.
"You can't hope to be faster than me" Sewaddle arogantly told them as he stepped in line.
"Come on everyone" Piplup said, pulling Cyndaquill along.
"Go!" Shinx shouted before pouncing of into the distance, laughing all the way.
Further ahead Karrablast was still running frome Tepig, laughing as he went. "That's it, run, come on" While Karralast was looking back at Tepig he hadn't noticed the Grey team in front of him. Karrablast ran into a piece of lumber that Timburr was holding and knocked it from his hands, letting it fall on Axew's head. The Dragon-type had been standing there with his arms folded, eyes closed and head tilted forward while his temmates were chatting. Timburr and Larvitar both turned thier eyes to see how Axew would react, though before he could, Axew was hit by a blast of Tepig's Ember, knocking him back.
"Gotcha" Tepig playfully announced as she pounced on Karrablast, attempting to play fight untill Karrablast pointed out Axew, Larvitar and Timburr before them. As Axew stood up, the two kids gulped in fear of what would happen. Striking his normal pose, Axew said in a low and quite menacing voice
"You shouldn't have done that" He raised his left arm high in the air and it began to glow bright orange with a lime green outline. He opened his eyes and went to hit Karrablast and Tepig with his Dragon Claw, but Timburr caught the attack from behind. In a sleezy and unsettling voice he told his teammate
"Don't want to risk our place in this competition, now do we, Axew?" The Tusk pokemon lowered his arm in response. "Besides, that didn't actuallly hurt you, did it?" Timburr taunted. Larvitar stepped forward towards Tepig and Karrablast and slamed his hand down on one of the small rocks around where his team was trainning. The rock shattered into small pieces, and he intimadated the quivering duo.
"Keep out of our way" he told them in an angry and stressed voice.
As this moment Shinx, Piplup, Cyndaquill, Buneary, Ralts, Gothita, Eevee, Sewaddle, Torchic, Charmander, Vulpix and the rest of the Pink team, Chikorita and Bagon turned up on the scene.
"What's going on?" Buneary asked while helping her petrafied friends to their feet.
"Oh" Timburr started, trying to sound suprised. "You must understand, like anyone else here we would really like to win this competition, so you know we'd want to make sure we were all in top condition".
"Dosen't matter how healthy you are" Shinx taunted. Larvitar turned to him and shouted agressivly
"What did you say?"
"It's just" Shinx confidentlly began "Aren't you three in last place?" Despite the anger shown on Larvitar's face Sewaddle joined in and teased
"Yes you are. That's how I can remember your score: 19, dead last place"
"You don't really walk the walk, do you?" Shinx continued
"Now I wonder why everyone is so scared of you?" Sewaddle asked patronizingly. Shinx looked to Sewaddle and spoke with clarity as if he were presenting a scientific hypothesie
"Perhaps, my dear ghoul, they are just ugly". Axew lept forward and struck Shinx with Dragon Claw.
I would think that, a better awnser to your question, Sewaddle" Timburr said, grinning. Cyndaquill and Eevee both ran to pick up Shinx
"Are you ok?" Eevee asked frantically
"Yeah, I'm alright" he squezzed through his teeth before letting out a hirendous cough.
"You'll get it now!" Sewaddle called out as he began to form an Energy Ball under his hood. The insides of Piplup's and Torchic's beaks lit up blue and red, respectivly as they aslo prepared an attack. Buneary stood in the way and the boys stopped their attacks. She marched to Axew who greeted her with his signature Scary Face. Though hesitating at first the righteous girl got right up to Axew's face and as threatening as she could sound, wishpered to him
"Bullying is not tough, it is not strong nor clever, it is cowardice. Only reflecting how you've spent a lot of your life feeling weak" With her friends in awe, Buneary stared Axew and his team down untill they turned away.
"Come on guys let's go" Buneary said, leading them away. From a distance Gallade sat in a tree, kaving watched the whole encounter.
To BE Continued...
3rd June 2012, 07:51 PM #7
Re: Team Starstruck's quest for fame. Chapter 1-Part 6
Chapter 1-Part 7
As the gang gently strolled back to the site of the race, Buneary still shook over her confrontation with Axew. "Hey Buneary" Tepig timidly said "Thanks for what you did back there" Buneary let out a small sigh and smiled at her. "And you too" Tepig said to Shinx and Sewaddle, feeling guilty "Thanks for sticking up for us, I'm sorry you got hurt Shinx".
"Nah" he said modestly, "It was nothin'"
"Those guys are always looking for a fight" Karrablast added, sounding annoyed that their fun was stopped.
Dusknoir stood on a small stone peak and with a grunt and a forced cough, he addressed the contestants. "Now children, for our last event here today we will see each and every one of you compete." He clasped his hands and rested them on his belly, holding in his enthusiasm. "The tag race covers three different kinds of terrain, of which I will talk you through the first: One member of each team will start here and run a long stretch of clearing, the terrain is for the most part flat. If you do trip on something" He said chuckling "Well you should have been looking where you were going" A few fake sounding laughs let out as Dusknoir delivered his line. "Once you reach the end of this track, you'll have to tag your second team member so they may continue the race, the organiser of this great event: Rhyperior will be there to send you off" He turned and looked back to Rhyperior who was standing with Electivire and Magnazone, all three had been setting things up. The Drill Pokémon wandered forward and took the place of Dusknoir, in a deep and burley voice; he explained the second part of the race
"So, contestants for the second part of the race will make their way through all kinds of obstacles, it's quite widespread so you can make your way through any way you desire"
"I'll be great for that" Chimchar boasted to his teammates as they came up alongside Cyndaquill and the others.
"You'll eventually reach your third team member" Rhyperior thundered on. "And Gallade will be there to see the proceedings run fair" Gallade sprung his well-defined legs, as Rhyperior stood back and addressed the competitors as if he was hosting a rock concert. The crowd cheered, reflecting how much Gallade was loved in the community.
"From then on" he started, intensely. "You'll make your way to the finish line crossing the lake. You can make your way across any way you like and we've made sure it can be crossed even if you’re not a swimmer, well, at least I can" A similar laughter to before broke out.
"Cross the lake and it’s a short sprint to the finish line and back to me" Dusknoir grandly announced as he took his position next to the starting line. "Remember, though you may use moves in this race, you are not allowed to attack another contestant, if you do so your team will be disqualified. Now decide who will run each part of the race and Gallade will Teleport you there."
"Well, I guess I'll swim the lake" Piplup proudly told his teammates. Having overheard Piplup, Oshawott pointed to Treecko and told him
"You'll be doing that third part" Treecko and Chimchar stared back at him confused. "Everyone is going to send their swimmers to the lake. Gallade said he could cross, obviously he's jumping, and you can do that Treecko while I get us a lead in the first part"
"You'll have to run the first bit Cyndaquill" Shinx told her as he patted her back heavily. She turned and smiled to him with an eyebrow raised
"Are you sure you can navigate through all that while running fast?
"Better than you at least" he replied sharply and stuck out his tongue. Eevee popped up next to him and announced
"I'll be running that part too!" Sewaddle came forward and questioned her
"Don't you think I should do that part, you know, using my String Shot technique?" Eevee gasped and quickly replied
"No. Your String Shot will help you cross the lake" Sewaddle paused and then began to protest
"But..." His protest was interrupted.
"Just do it Sewaddle" Eevee blurted out almost hysterically and with a stutter, persuaded him "Trust me".
"Let's go to Gallade then" Piplup leaded his friends. "Are you sure you'll be ok running this first part Cyndaquill?"
"Oh yeah" she replied with a smile "I'm feeling quite confident, see you soon Shinx"
"Let's win this" he nodded back as he said so under his breath. The Pokémon headed over to Gallade as he teleported contestants away.
Cyndaquill took her position at the starting line first and Oshawott strolled up next to her. "We are tied for first place, I'm expecting you to be my main rival here." he said without looking at her, only looking down his path. She was surprised at first but Cyndaquill smiled and then also faced forward, looking more determined than ever. Next to Oshawott, Magby jogged a little on the spot, he then stopped to punch and kick the air. Skitty stretched out her back and yawned, she then took the position of a predator about to pounce. Ralts, Tepig and Karrablast also seemed raring to go, while Purrloin shook her arms out, taking the position of a hungry jungle cat. Pachirisu bounced up and down crazily, as the excitement barely contained within him, Torchic found it difficult not to laugh at the Pokémon next to him and concentrate. Next on, Minccino gave himself a quick dust down with his tail, wafting some dust towards Axew who stared him down. Roggenrola and Turtwig both stood ready as Cherubi averted her attention to the bright sun and grinned. Dusknoir formed in his hands a ball of blue flames
"On your marks" He shot the Will-O-Wisp into the sky in front of them, it burst creating a monstrous bang "GO!"
The race began with Axew starring down Minccino and Turtwig as they were about to take off, holding them back a little as they waited while Axew got a head start. Though the ruffian was determined, stomping down the path as if he was 20 feet tall and overshadowing a city, he soon lagged behind some of the faster Pokémon. Cherubi of the striped team lead the pack with incredible speed, she used her Chlorophyll ability to convert the sunlight, on the still clear and sunny day, into speed and had gained an impressive lead because of it. Cyndaquill ran neck and neck with both Torchic and Roggenrola until Torchic formed a light purple aura around himself, the aura shattered and the same purple aura trailed behind Torchic as he increased in speed, moving ahead of Cyndaquill. Subsequently, the Ivory team's Roggenrola; who was darting along with his feet widespread, looking very unbalanced yet moving like clockwork, glowed white within his core for a second and his body shinned as he to increased in speed. Cyndaquill, running the best she could, thought to herself "that was Rock Polish and Torchic is using Agility. Everyone seems to be using attacks, this is where a Flame Wheel or a Flame Charge might help" Though finding herself in a disadvantageous place, Cyndaquill soldiered on. Soon Skitty passed Cyndaquill using Quick Attack and Ralts came from behind. The Feeling Pokémon was using Telekinesis to float along the ground belly down and was moving at great speed, but she levelled herself with Cyndaquill.
"You're falling behind" she shouted so she could be heard over the air resistance caused by their speed.
"Everyone’s being creative, they are using moves to help them and I have nothing" Cyndaquill replied.
"I think you've got something that can help you out" Ralts replied wisely "Let's roll" she said as she sped on.
"Let's roll? Ewww, never thought I'd hear Ralts say that" As she ran on, Cyndaquill's face suddenly beamed as she caught on to what Ralts was saying. At the head of the race, Cherubi was still speeding along when above her shot a streak of water. Oshawott powered on using Aqua Jet and the water from his attack fell to the ground, unintentionally soaking Cherubi, her Chlorophyll stopped and she slipped over as Torchic and Roggenrola passed her. The two stayed clear of Oshawott's Aqua Jet as they headed the pack, from out of nowhere, with a cloud of dust following, Cyndaquill over took them using Rollout. Having took Ralts' advice, she was created by a line of fifteen cheering Pokémon and Rhyperior. She sprung from her spherical position and tagged Shinx, shouting "Good Luck!" as he went. She sat down to rest as Oshawott, Torchic, Ralts and the others all started to enter the scene as they tagged their teammates.
Shinx ran ahead, dodging all shapes of stones and roots but keeping up the speed. When he confidently looked behind himself, he saw no one but kept on running, having the knowledge that the other racers could be taking an alternative route. From above, Shinx heard a rustle of leaves and an arrogant voice "You'll always be second to me" Chimchar shouted as he swung from branch to branch, crossing the whole part of the course in the tree tops.
"Alright then" Shinx said to himself "Just the motivation I needed" he yelled as he leaped into the air. Blue electricity dazzled around Shinx and rocketed on using Wild Charge, crashing through stones and many other obstacles in his way.
Elsewhere, Eevee and Buneary ran alongside each other using Quick Attack, though Buneary used Bounce to clear everything in her way much easier then Eevee did. Buneary bounced over a large boulder in the ground while Eevee was able to get around it; however the boulder smashed, revealing Larvitar running forward with his head down, using Iron Head. A thin blue aura outlined Larvitar's body as he ran.
"Not to manly of an attack is Dragon Dance, is it?" Eevee shouted to Larvitar, recognizing the aura and that Dragon Dance enhanced speed. Larvitar's facial expression turned to anger and he turned around, but before he could do anything, the striped team's Patrat emerged from the ground in front of him, having used Dig. The two Pokémon crashed together as Eevee and Buneary passed on. Larvitar stood and formed circles of blue light around himself, planning to hit Patrat with a Stone Edge attack but Buneary bounced back and shouted at Larvitar
"No!" Patrat ran on.
"You really are..." Larvitar started but faced with Buneary's serious face he just span, reforming the blue aura of his Dragon Dance and ran on.
"Phew" Buneary sighed before bouncing on.
Shinx spied Piplup and the others as he and Chimchar sped on, closing in on them, Bulbasaur, Chikorita, Snivy, Aipom and Charmander created a thunderous noise as they all stampeded on. Eevee joined the fray, emerging from a bush and winking at Shinx. He smiled and ran on. Patrat again emerged from the ground and Larvitar stomped onto the scene with Buneary hopping into the crowd as well. They tagged their friends and with Gallade, saw them off towards the lake. Vennonat darted on and tagged Medatite as Buneary looked at Eevee in disbelief "Not to manly of an attack?" she said sarcastically
"Alright" Eevee said, embarrassed "Wanted to say something and it all I could think of"
"Oh" Buneary playfully nudged Eevee "It wasn't very effective" she said, giggling. The two watched as Hoppip, Elekid and Cubchoo finally arrived and tagged their teammates. Seeing the last racers off, Gallade turned to the kids and said
"Right then, let's Teleport you lot to the finish line."
Piplup dove into the lake confidently, followed by the other swimmers Totodile, Squirtle and Mudkip. Vulpix stood at the water’s edge, paralysed by the prospect of crossing the water. He looked to the left and blinked, he then stomped his feet and launched himself on using Flame Charge, starting to make his may round the entire lake. Bagon was clumsily jumping from one rock to another as he crossed the lake when from behind, the speedy Treecko bounced of Bagon's head mid jump. The Rock Head Pokémon scrambled back to one of the rocks, while a path of ice sheeted across the lake next to him. Smoochum had been using Powder Snow and was sliding along the ice she created, making up for her late start. Smoochum passed Swinub, who had been jumping from rock to rock, his nostrils flared a little and he launched a Blizzard attack at a spot on the lake, being inspired by Smoochum, creating a small bobbing platform of ice. He jumped towards his platform using Double-Edge and when he landed the platform was propelled onwards. Behind them Medatite floated along the surface of the water in a meditative position and Gothita bounced along. As Gothita touched the water, her eyes glowed blue, using Psychic to throw herself forward a bit, each time flapping her arms but still falling back to the water. Gothita's psychic powers were not as developed as Ralts' so she regretfully watched Ducklett and Emolga fly above her. Emolga glided down to the rock in the middle of the lake, landing for the first time during the race, she jumped using Acrobatics and continuing to glide on. Sewaddle had been latching on to rocks with String Shot and catapulting himself across the lake, until Piplup surfaced and got tangled in Sewaddle's thread. Not wishing to stop, Piplup continued to swim on while Sewaddle was pulled along, skipping along the lake like a rock, unable to stop. As Piplup made his way into first position, dragging Sewaddle along, Treecko taunted "You know if you win this, Cyndaquill will never be able to keep up in a rescue team!"
"Whatever helps you come to terms with losing Treecko, Cyndaquill is gonna make you look so pathetic one day. I wouldn't realise though, because to me, you always look pathetic!" Piplup bellowed proudly.
"Are you gonna look where you’re going Piplup?" Sewaddle shouted. Piplup looked back in front of himself and noticed another rock in front of him. Majestically, he jumped from the water to get over the rock; Sewaddle pulled his weight back and used the String Shot to shoot himself up and ahead of the racers. He looked back and shouted arrogantly "So long suckers!" Though he crashed into Ducklett who had been flying overhead. Ducklett freaked out over being touched by Sewaddle and shook him off. Sewaddle plummeted towards the path with his thread trailing around him. Sewaddle almost fell over the finish line, he could see the smiles on his teammate’s faces, but he was pulled back. His thread had stuck to the branch of a tree and he swung round and round the branch eventually he was bound to it. Hanging their Sewaddle sighed, "Great".
On the final sprint Piplup and Treecko ran neck and neck, their friends cheering wildly at the finish line and Dusknoir announced "Who will it be? The Blue team and the Green team are already tied for first place; the winner here will win the whole competition". While Piplup didn't take his eyes off the goal, Treecko continued to look at Piplup, constantly checking whether he was edging in front. Treecko tripped before the line, rolled a bit forward and slammed down in front of the line. He opened his eyes and saw the line inches in front of his nose. He looked up and saw Piplup celebrating with Cyndaquill and Shinx.
To Be Continued....
Last edited by L-05308; 1st July 2012 at 12:27 PM.
27th June 2012, 03:00 PM #8
Re: Team Starstruck's quest for fame. Chapter 1- Complete
Chapter 1-Part 8
The cheers of many Pokemon roared through the forest as Piplup was elavated into the air by Cyndaquil and Shinx. Treecko stared upwards at Oshawott who stared down at him, dissapointment glowing from his face. Oshawott let out a huge sigh and turned his head away, before extending his hand to help Treecko up. Dusknoir smiled as he watched the final few Pokemon cross the finish line; Gothita, Bagon and Sewaddle. The Sewing Pokemon was still tangled in his thread and sulking, while Eevee and Torchic dragged him over. "Ducklett was in my way! I was gonna win it, win it for the three of us" he whined.
"We know, don't worry about it now" Torchic said, encouraging his friend.
"Well that's that!" Dusknoir yelled as he rocketed to the front of the crowd. "Take a look!" he shouted, gesturing to the scoreboard. "1st place scored 15 points, 2nd place scored 14 and so on." Shinx and Cyndaquill were hoisted to Piplup's level by their other friends. "So, it seems you all know. With an outstanding 43 points out of the 45 available, I can, quite redundantly" he sniggered at the kids. "Reveal that the winning team is the Blue team" Shinx, Cyndaquill and Piplup stepped forward. "You three" Dusknoir winked to them. "Take off those scarves" Smiling, the three of them untied their Oran berry marked scarves and dropped them to the floor. Dusknoir produced a leafy cushion with three multi-coolured scarves. "These new scarves represent all fifteen teams, every colour and pattern is on them. They represent your friends and your rivals, most of all that blue part represents the skill and determination that you three have shown today." The team grinned to each other and eagerly looked back to Dusknoir, while the crowd cheered vigourously. Oshawott even began to lightly clap; Chimchar and Treecko followed his example, though Treecko's attention was averted as he watched Axew's team leave the scene.
"What happens now?" Piplup asked Dusknoir.
"Paperwork" he exclaimed with sarcastic excitement. Dusknoir raised his head and looked to his associates. They made their way into a huge tree hollow. Overhead, a shadow beamed down over the crowd as the mayor, Gliscor descended to Piplup and the others.
"These are our winners?" Gliscor asked Dusknoir, without as much as a look to them. Dusknoir's eye twitched as he beamed with excitement and delight, heading into the hollow, followed by Piplup, Shinx, Chimchar and Gliscor.
Dusknoir perched himself on a massive hunk of bark that had keeled over from the outer tree. Either side of him lined up numerous officials. Dusknoir looked upon his winners, which were seated in the middle of the hollow, and spoke. "Congratulations! Cyndaquill, Shinx and Piplup. The first thing we must do here is register a name for your exploration rescue team."
"Oh man" Shinx quietly said to Piplup.
"We never thought about that" Cyndaquill panicked under her breath.
"Excuse me" Piplup said bravely to the officials "My friends and me need to discuss this"
"My friends and I" bellowed a conceited Gliscor.
"Of course, this is an important decision" Dusknoir said nicely.
"Team Lightning?" Shinx excitedly asked his friends as they huddled up. Cyndaquill looked to Piplup, who gave an astounded look to Shinx.
"We need to think of what common traits we have." Piplup suggested, ignoring Shinx.
"Team Revived? Hear me out, my Electric type moves are like that of the great Raikou and your Water attacks are like Suicune and Cyndaquill-"
"I burn with the power and ferocity of Entei? In case you forgot, I can't actually use any fire type moves!" She hissed at him, sounding disappointed with him. "Might as well call us 'Two beasts and a Slakouth'"
"Hey" Shinx replied "I had a good friend who was a Slakouth, that is terrible racism, I expect better of you" he teased.
"Maybe, we go with Team Winner?" Piplup suggested politely.
"Wow, great imagination there" Shinx replied.
"Oh, like Team Lightning? I thought it would be ironic because we won a competition to get this position!" Piplup said, defending his imagination.
"Alright, hear my idea" Cyndaquill plucked up "Treecko, Axew, the three of us all dislike these guys because they are bullies. You hear all the time about the 'slightly large for their species' or the strange looking famous Pokemon being bullied before they were famous, and of course now the bullies feel silly and wrong. Without trying to sound superficial or vain, I say, we be called Team Starstruck, on the basis that we will achieve fame." Her friends smiled.
"I like this." Piplup nodded.
"Me too, I'm satisfied with that." Shinx exclaimed. Whispering "Team Starstruck" to himself.
"Dusknoir" Piplup proudly called "We have decided to call ourselves Team Starstruck"
"Great, Wonderful, Brilliant!" Dusknoir shouted "You are officially a team now, by the way. However, before you go, you have some things to take with you." Frosslass floated forward earily, but approached the children with a friendly face
"I am the dormitory hostess; I will be like a mother to you from now on. The three of you need to fill in your preferences here on your accommodation at the guild." she said as she handed three sheets of paper to each of them.
"You also need to fill out these forms about your team banking" Echoed a suspicious voice as Honchkrow swaggered over and handed them more forms."
"You have to ready a team vault as well, you can keep everything in your own safe." exited the pampered lips of a flamboyant Ambipom, as she handed yet another form to them. Sawk next came over and gave them each a shining card
"Just sign this here and you'll be allowed to use the facilities at the dojo for free". Piplup and the others were then handed another card each, a serious Watchog told them
"Complete this and you are permitted to enter the Prison Fissure with it on your person"
"You'll also need to write something detailing your dietary needs." Added Snorlax as Rhyperior stepped forward
"Come on" Shinx rolled his eyes "No more homework" But Rhyperior smiled and produced three certificates, confirming their position as an exploration rescue team.
Last edited by L-05308; 31st July 2012 at 07:46 AM.
31st July 2012, 10:10 AM #9
Re: Team Starstruck's quest for fame. Chapter 1- Complete
Chapter 2-Part 1
"Come on guys, we don't want to be late on our first day" said Cyndaquill, coaxing her friends to speed up.
"*Yawn* Did we have to go in this early?" Shinx said as he slugishly attempted to pick up the pace.
"We'll have to get up this early everyday from now on" Piplup annoyedly shouted at Shinx as he stumbled up the hill carrying all the forms and paperwork they had filled in the night before. At the top of the hill was a large tent that resembled Dusknoir's head and shoulders. Either side of the entrance were totem poles featuring Xatu, Parasect, Duskull, Marill, Vullaby and Rufflet.
"Wow, check these out!" Shinx said in amazment. The trio stepped into the tent to see a large hole with concrete steps heading down into it. On the other side was a huge wooden board with notices of all kinds pinned up all over it. Reading from the notice board were a Pawniard, Ferroseed and Scyther, the Scyther looked over his shoulder at the three new guild members and grinned, pointing his large blade like hand down the hole, Pawniard and Ferroseed wearing friendly smiles nodded to team Starstruck.
Cyndaquill, Shinx and Piplup started down the stairs. Passing through the darkness they found them selves in huge lit up hall-like cavern. Across the room Dusknoir, who was speaking with Gallade, noticed his new guild members and approaced them, gesturing to Frosslass as he floated over. The two ghost Pokemon met the team at the entrance. "Pleasent nights sleep?" Dusknior asked them.
"Had no idea the night was so short" Shinx blerted out rudely, suprising his teammates, but Dusknoir let out a hearty laugh
"Are these your applications and what not?" he asked, looking down at Piplup. He accepted the large pile of paper and shuffled through it, he then handed a sheet to Frosslass. "I'll take the rest of this, you'll be left in the capable hands of Frosslass. He left immediantly.
"Let's have a look then children" Frosslass said as she pulled up the form that Dusknoir gave her. "You don't mind being in the same room with eachother, you don't mind sharing a room with another team." Piplup and his friends nodded to confirm what they had wrote. "Aww, well you've made it very easy for me" Frosslass said with a smile "Let me show you to your rooms" She led them into a tunnel with many branching paths and soon turned into one and showed them a decently sized burrow. There were three round beds of straw sitting on each side of the room, at the back were two more beds where a Solosis and a Klink were resting. "Team Deep Thought" Frosslass called to them. The two Pokemon floated over to her excitedly.
"Is this the new team?" Klink asked erraticly, when he spoke, two mildy diffrent voices could be heared speaking in exact unison.
"This is Team Starstruck, I was just showing them around. They'll be staying in here" Frosslass replied.
"Oh let us show them around" pleaded Solosis, his voice seemed to echo in all ears that were listening while it seemed slightly harmonic.
"If you'd like. Thank you boys" said Frosslass "This is Team Deep Thought, they have been here for almost six months and are a Bronze rank team"
"Pleased to meet you" Piplup said nicely, extending his hand. Solosis and Klink stared down at Piplup's hand untill Cyndaquill gave him a nudge.
Frosslass floated off as Piplup and the others made them selves at home.
"Does anyone sleep in those beds? Cyndaquill asked
"Yes" said Solosis "That's where Team Sharp sleeps, you'll probaly meet them tonight."
"Come on, much to see" said the erratic Klink.
"Wait a bit" Solosis told him "Let us just talk for a bit. So you three won the games yesturday? You must be exhausted, they are already making you start?"
"Well, I'm not sure they are gonna send us out on a mission yet" replied Piplup.
"They should do" Shinx perked up. "I wanna be bronze rank too"
"Such Confidence!" Klink exclaimed "Your going to fit in great around here"
"Your quiet" Solosis said to Cyndaquill. Shinx came to her side and nuggied her head
"She's quiet, and shy, and modest" he said before she pushed him away.
"I'm just a bit tired" she awnsered Solosis.
"Shall we go a look round then?" Piplup asked, pulling up his two friends.
Klink and Solosis led Team Starstruck to a steel door with numerous wires coming from the wall around it and stretching up to the celling. Inside was an oil covered Mr. Mime wiping his face. He turned to them and asked "What is it?"
"We are showing around a new team" Solosis awnsered.
"Mr. Mime is incharge of all the tech around here, he lit up the guild and even made all the things used in the games yesturday" Klink told them.
"Probaly best not to disturb me when I'm working. Your lucky you caught me on a brake" Mr. Mime said to them, taking a swig of Moomoo milk.
"Oh yes, we interupted him once and he went completely insane, not a side you want to see"
"Thank you Solosis, why don't you take them to the kitchen" Mr. Mime said as he showed the young Pokemon out.
"Pushy" Shinx said rolling his eyes.
"He did look busy" Cyndaquill replied.
"And here is the kitchen" Klink excitedly told the trio. A Snorlax approached them with a jolly expression.
"Nice to meet you three properly" he said in a gentle voice.
"What's this guy doing in the kitchen" Shinx asked Solosis quietly.
"Snorlax is our chef" Solosis told them. Team Starstruck looked back at him in disbelief.
"You have got to be kidding" Shinx blerted out, rudley once more.
"Ho Ho, better believe it kid, I'm the best cook for miles"
"Who knows food better than a Snorlax" Klink added.
"What Shinx was trying to say is..." Cyndaquill started.
"I know, but I have a great deal of restraint" Snorlax replied proudly.
"That's amazing" Piplup said, looking up in awe.
"It's just about time to eat, you kids should get a seat" Snorlax said pulling a tray of skeward berried out of the oven.
In the dinning hall, all members of the guild gathered on a long rectagular table with Dusknoir sitting at the head with Frosslass and Mr. Mime at his sides.
"Pawniard" Solosis called out. "This is Team Starstruck"
"I know" she replied "We saw them come in"
"They're staying in our room" Solosis continued.
"Great! Are any of them girls?" Ferroseed asked "I have to share a room with loads of boys." She looked to Pawniard "and a tomboy"
"I'm a girl" Cyndaquill said as she stepped foward.
"Oh, Yay" Ferroseed replied unenthusiastically. She turned around and hoped back to her seat, mumbuling "I'm sure she is very nice, yes, but low and behold a fire type. We need more girls in our dorme."
"Where's the Scyther you were with earlier?" asked Piplup.
"He's washing up" Pawniard replied "We just rescued a Grimer from a mud slide"
The hall went quiet as five powerful figures entered. A Lucario, a Flygon, a Metagross, an Excadrill and an Ursuring. Wide-eyed, Shinx stared at them in awe.
1st August 2012, 07:34 PM #10
Re: Team Starstruck's quest for fame. Chapter 2- Part 2
Chapter 2-Part 2
"Ahh Lucario" Dusknoir started as the five awe inspiring Pokemon took their seats "A successful mission I presume?" Team Starstruck watched Dusknoir speak with Lucario and his team, regretably out of earshot.
"Who are they?" Shinx asked, not taking his eyes of the formidable looking team that spoke with Dusknoir as if he were a wide-eyed child longing to hear an impresive tale from them.
"They are The Operatives" Pawniard said before dipping a berry kebab into a small pot of sweet honey, her voice, cleary filled with much admiration.
"Thet are the best team here at our guild" Solosis added, cherishing his words.
"Sure their are ranks higher than Platinum, but around these parts, they are the beast of the best" Ferroseed praised, blushing faintly.
"Only Pokemon I know who reached a higher rank, the Master rank, is Dusknoir" Klink concluded.
"That good. Wow, how does the rank system work anyway?" Piplup asked as he looked away from The Operatives for the first time since they came in the room.
"Well I'm glad you asked" Solosis said proudly, beaming with the satisfaction that he has the new team looking to him for advice and guidence. "You're Normal Rank, all new teams enter at Normal rank, you won't be sent to do anything to dangerous. If you carry on doing what you're told, you're pretty much garanteed to reach the Bronze rank, like us and Team Sharp."
"But what's the difference?" Shinx asked impatiently.
"Well, you're no longer considered begginers" Solosis continued "And you can select missions from the notice board to do. As Normal rankers, the only missions you'll be going on are what Dusknoir tell you to do."
"And after Bronze rank?" Cyndaquill asked.
"Silver rank, of course" Klink awnsered in a giddy tone.
"Silver rank" Solosis elaborated "Is when you'll actually be allowed to apprehend criminals and outlaws, you get to drag them to the Prison Fissure and they'll be thrown in a cell"
"Yeah, you get to beat them untill they can no longer resist" Pawniard blerted out excitedly.
"As a real lady, I am indifferent about that" Ferroseed added smugly as Pawniard teased.
"Then there's Gold rank" Solosis continued "Look over there" He gestured to a trio of Bug types consisting of Vespiquen, Scizor and Yanmega. "Gold rank is a pretty big achievement, you're not just a Gold rank team, you're each a Gold rank Pokemon. Team Insecto over there are Gold rank" He turned back to The Operatives. "So those guys are all individually Platinum ranked. When you're Platinum, you graduate from the guild, they don't live here but everyone loves them so much we always have seats for them at dinner time"
"I don't think they are far from becoming Diamond rank" Ferroseed said in admiration, stairing at them again with a fait pink blush over her grey skin.
"After Diamond rank, you become Master rank" Solosis concluded. Scyther flew up from behind Pawniard and sat himself down between Ferroseed and Pawniard. He looked across the table at Piplup and the others, stabbed an apple from the bowl infront of him and ate it from the end of his scyth.
"You won the competition?" he asked after swallowing.
"Yep, 43 points" Piplup replied proudly.
"My cousin was in those games, maybe you know him, he's a spunky little Sewaddle, in Eevee and Torchic's team?" Scyther said to them.
"Oh yeah we know him" Shinx said, he and his team smiling at the thought of their amussing friend.
"Forgive me for butting in, what were we talking about?" Scyther apoligetically asked his friends.
"The Operatives and how amazing they are" Ferroseed said continuing to fawn over them.
"I can agree with that" Scyther said, breaking out from his emotionless first impression. "That Flygon sure is somthing, they call her the Missile. She is lightning fast and is a beautiful flyer, I'm not worthy to be in the same air space as her."
"Yeah" Pawniard said "But Ursaring is the most awsome, nothing can hold him down, we call him the Valliant Tank because he never lets the temper his species is known for get the better of him. He keeps anger and power seperate, you'll learn in time that I can not do that." she continued with a more girly tone.
"No, no, Excadrill is the best" Ferroseed declared as she bouced on the spot. "They call him The Stealth and he is as cool as the nickname implies. Excadrill actually dug a lot of the guild out, you know, our room was dug out by his own paws"
"Metagross though" Klink started. "He is the smartest guy ever, I though up our team name, Deep Thought, after walking in on Mr. Mime while he was talking with Metagross near the waterfall. He is such a nice guy, I was speechless to see him but he noticed me and invited me over. He inspired me to form our team with Solosis, telling me to 'think deeply' about what I wanted to do. He is called The Classroom, there is nothing he cannot teach you."
"But Lucario" Solosis started. "I've heard stories about him as a young Riolu leading a hyperactive Teddiursa, a clumsy Drillbur, a ditzy Beldum and a mucky Trapinch. He has been awsome from the start of his career and lives up to the name of The Force. Aura is part of everyone and to be able to control it, is definatly the Force."
"You guy are massive fans then?" Cyndaquill asked retorically, sharing in their wonder. Solosis looked to her and smiled
"Yeah, I guess we're a bit starstruck" The three members of Team Starstruck looked at each other, twinkley eyed, and smiled.
6th August 2012, 01:13 PM #11
Re: Team Starstruck's quest for fame. Chapter 2- Part 2
Chapter 2-Part 3
“Shinx, Shinx…” Cyndaquill delicately breathed in her friend’s ear. Shinx rolled off his back and in to a foetal position, he yawned loudly and defiantly glared up at Cyndaquill. “Come on Shinx, wake up, get up”
“What for?” Shinx grumbled as he twisted and buried his face deep in to his straw bedding.
“We’ve slept in. They’re going to stop serving breakfast” she said with the horror that she knew Shinx would have felt. His ears twitched and his eyes flared, Shinx rocketed out the door, slamming Piplup to the floor as he darted to the dining hall.
“Am I too late? Please, tell me I’m not too late. You’re an awesome cook, I know that now” Shinx begged Snorlax, showing more respect than he had to anyone before.
“Well, breakfast is over.” Said Snorlax, thinking it over. “But come with me.” He said sympathetically. As Piplup and Cyndaquill approached from behind Shinx, he trotted on, as if he were possessed by his hunger. Piplup and Cyndaquill exchanged a look and followed them to the kitchen. “Behold” bellowed Snorlax gesturing at a mountainous representation of what the other guild members had for breakfast this morning. “You can have some of mine” he continued whilst handing each of them a fork and spoon. “This is berries benedict ala Snax.” Shinx and his friends tucked in to the enormous example of fine quizine, but by the time they were full, the meal had barely been touched.
“There you are” Dusknoir said from behind, surprising Team Starstruck. “Notice you’re the only ones here? Everyone has already out on a mission. I think I should give you one too.” The trio gazed up at Dusknoir, wide-eyed with wonder and excitement. “Here are some things you may need” he exclaimed before dropping a huge backpack onto Piplup’s shoulders. Piplup staggered for a moment before regaining his balance.
“So what’s out first mission?” Shinx busted, disregarding Piplup’s struggle.
“One of the Wurmple has gone missing; it never left the woods when its family did. Your mission is to locate and retrieve.” Dusknoir told them.
“And?” Shinx asked with arrogant disappointment.
“Well, that’s it.” Dusknoir replied, slightly regretful he didn’t satisfy Shinx’s thirst for adventure.
“We’ve got to start somewhere” Cyndaquill politely reminded Shinx.
“That’s the spirit” Dusknoir bellowed full-heartedly as he turned around, waving the team off.
“Thanks for breakfast Snorlax” Cyndaquill said, bowing her head.
“Please, call me Snax, everybody does” he winked back to her. As Cyndaquill and Shinx scurried out of the guild, Piplup shouted back to Dusknoir
“Anything else we should know?” But Dusknoir did not answer, not seeming to hear.
Outside, the three of them marked their route to woods and headed straight there. Once they reached the outskirts of the woods, they were greeted by the sight of many wriggling Wurmple and with them a Beautifly.
“Team Starstruck?” the colourful Pokémon asked as it fluttered towards them.
“At your service” Piplup boldly stated, with his friends either side striking proud poses. The lady in front of them perched and gave a relief filled smile:
“I’d go in there to fetch little Wiggler myself, but I have to watch the rest of the clutch.” She said very gratefully.
“Well he couldn’t have gotten far from the path” Piplup said reassuringly. “We’ll be back soon” he said as the team ran into the small woods.
“So what’s in the bag anyway, Piplup?” Shinx asked curiously.
“Hmm. A boomerang, a large leaf, a slingshot and a bug net. The rest is just rocks. Why would Dusknoir fill my bag with rocks” Piplup pondered.
“Weight loss?” Shinx suggested cheekily. At which Piplup shot him a glare.
“We can use the bug net, I suppose” Cyndaquill suggested.
“I guess we could use the leaf as bait” Piplup thought out.
“What else are we going to do, ‘ride the wind’?” Shinx said, once again, arrogantly.
“Sarcasm’s not as funny if you do it all the time” Piplup sighed under his breathe. Shinx’s ears pricked and he turned to see the rear end of a Wurmple out a bush. He became alert, jumped forward and dragged the child out with his teeth.
“Geroff me tail” cried Wiggler in surprise.
“What?” Shinx said confused.
“He sounds nothing like his mother” Cyndaquill whispered aside to Piplup.
“His father must be from down south” Piplup sniggered.
“What are you three wantin’ with me?” Wurmple yelped.
“Your mothers waiting for you, you abomination” Shinx hissed. Piplup and Cyndaquill reacted quickly by throwing Shinx behind them.
“What he means is, you need to come with us” Piplup started.
“Your mother’s really worried about you” Cyndaquill added.
“Shove that, I’m exploring’” Wiggler rudely remarked. “Catch us if you can, slowpokes” He launched a String Shot attack at a high branch and swung away.
“Who said this was going to be easy” said Shinx, stalking up behind them.
“Come on” Piplup shouted, withdrawing the net from his backpack. The trio ran after the young Wurmple that was high above them and making haste.
“Am havin’ a breeze up ‘ere, right smashin’ time” cackled Wiggler as he eluded his pursuers. He swung down to the ground and began running at a fast pace down the path.
“Wow, ten legs run like lightning” panted Piplup, running along with Cyndaquill a fraction behind.
“Of course, because having more legs is defiantly an advantage” spluttered Shinx sarcastically from far behind. Piplup clenched his beak, leaned his head forward and sped along to Wurmple.
“Yah zippie, but ya gotta a big bonce, so you ain’t followin’” The child taunted as he weaved his way through chaotic streams of tree roots. Piplup halted and turned to his friends as Cyndaquill slammed in to him. Shinx finally approached, breathing violently, and slumped himself down.
“Why didn’t you just use Wild Charge?” Cyndaquill politely asked her friend.
“Oh, I’m sorry, am I expected to think on my feet.” Shinx answered back as he curled up in his sleeping position, still panting heavily.
“Ok” Piplup announced. “We need a plan.”
“Maybe we should” Shinx’s words were interrupted by a cockney scream.
“Cor blimey ’e’s got me, elp!” Wiggler shouted. Piplup and the others climbed over the roots to find Wiggler held in the air by a strong web. The young boy looked up and wriggled vigorously at the sight of a large Ariados.