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    Hilarious. A Voltorb and Koffing sound familiar... It's just funny, how everything works out.

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    Yay, I loved that chapter,and I am looking forward to Red vs Blue on nugget bridge.I will (still) be reading!

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    Thanks for the kind words, everyone. If you haven't yet, check out my new fic, there's a link to it at the bottom of my screen name. Anyway, here is a new chapter, a Gym battle no less!

    Chapter 14

    As soon as Blue arrives in Cerulean City, he heads to the local Pokémon Center where he heals up and sticks Beedrill in the Storage System – it was totally useless against those guys in Mt. Moon anyway. Oak had told Blue to go and visit his friend Bill while he was in Cerulean City, he was the person who had developed the PC Storage System that Blue was using free of charge, he had better go and thank him, but first, Blue wanted to win himself a second Badge.

    Blue entered Cerulean City Gym, there were two Gym Trainers there, just as the one in Pewter had told him, but Blue laid waste to them with no trouble at all – he didn’t even need to go back and heal up before challenging Misty herself.

    “Hello!” shouted Misty as Blue approached, “A challenger! I love it when trainers challenge me!”
    “Well, isn’t it fortunate that you’re a Gym Leader then?” retorted Blue.
    “Wise guy, huh?” challenged Misty, “Let’s just let our Pokémon do the talking, okay?”

    Blue smirked, he could get used to this kind of gym challenge, while Brock’s fanciful jumping from the ceiling was impressive, it was tiresome and more than that, it had nothing to do with his talent as a Trainer, but then again, that was obvious from the Badge at Blue’s waist. Blue thought about what Pokémon he was going to send out first, there was no way he was sending out Charmander, Misty specialised in Water types and Charmander would go down in a second, which was a shame after Charmander’s victory against Brock. Rattata and Pidgey had done really well against Brock too, but it had been risky even then to open with Pokémon with such limited move pools. On the complete opposite side of the spectrum there was Clefairy, with a potentially limitless move pool, although it had been a bit hit and miss with Metronome last time it used it, Blue decided it was time to give it another chance.

    “Go, Clefairy!” yelled Blue, throwing down Clefairy’s Poké Ball to the ground.
    “Staryu, come on out!” shouted Misty in response, throwing down a Poké Ball herself.

    The two Poké Balls exploded, revealing Blue’s Clefairy standing opposite Misty’s Staryu.

    Blue doubted that Clefairy’s Double Slap would be much use, so instead he ordered a Metronome.

    “Staryu!” shouted Misty, “Water Pulse!”

    Staryu flew up into the air and launched down at Clefairy some sound waves surrounded by water, which knocked Clefairy onto its back before it had a chance to do anything. Clefairy then shot a huge fire ball from its mouth – it was using the Blast Burn attack, the most powerful Fire attack known to Pokémon Trainers across the globe, it did a fair amount of damage, but its power still didn’t make up for the fact that Staryu resisted it.

    “Good effort, Clefairy, but let’s try for a Grass or Electric attack this time!” shouted Blue, “Metronome again!”

    This time Clefairy shot forwards using its little wings to propel itself up to Staryu, it did a tumble turn as it reached its opponent and stuck out its arms. Clefairy’s claws grew to twice the length and it brought them down across Staryu with spectacular ferocity! One of Staryu’s limbs was cut clean off by the superbly delivered Slash attack! Both Blue and Misty paused in stunned silence at the development, Blue’s Clefairy appeared to have just mortally wounded Misty’s Staryu – was that ok? He was just supposed to be making it faint.

    “Pull back, Clefairy, hang out for a moment,” ordered Blue quietly.

    Misty looked down at her Staryu in disbelief, or at least in what appeared to be disbelief, suddenly Misty became reanimated and shouted, “Staryu, now! Recover and Water Pulse!”

    Suddenly Staryu grew its missing limb back, flew into the air once more and hit Clefairy with another Water Pulse, catching it completely off guard!

    “Damn you!” yelled Blue, he couldn’t believe he had been duped so badly, “I hope you rot in hell!”
    “That’s no way to speak to a lady,” smirked Misty, “Not so smart now are you?”
    “God damn it!” cried Blue, turning to Clefairy, “Metronome again! Do something useful!”
    “You know what they say about a Trainer who uses Metronome, right?” teased Misty, “They have to rely on luck because they don’t have any skill!”
    “You wait!” shouted Blue, “I’ll show you skill! Forget about that Metronome, Clefairy!”

    Clefairy turned to Blue with a contorted look on its face, it was trying to stop the Metronome, but it was too late. Clefairy had already summoned a random move and now it was beginning to glow red.

    “What’s happening, Clefairy?” asked Blue, he didn’t recognise this attack, he just hoped it was something useful.

    Blue looked to Misty, hoping that the expression on her face would give away something about the attack – but her face simply looked horrified. Maybe that meant it was a good attack, then suddenly there was a huge noise, which caused Blue to screech with fright – Clefairy exploded! Clefairy had used the Explosion attack, wiping out Staryu completely!

    Misty frowned, withdrawing Staryu to its Poké Ball, “Well at least that means that pathetic excuse for a Pokémon is out of the way… I can’t believe you won with Metronome. It’s a pity you used your luck to defeat my weaker Pokémon – that means you’re left with no choice but to use skill to defeat this one, and I suspect you don’t have much of that at all!”
    “Oh, we’ll see!” yelled Blue at the top of his voice, unable to think of a real come back. Blue hated this woman, Brock had been noble, he had acted how Blue expected a Gym Leader to act, this woman was a disgrace! Blue couldn’t wait to beat her, that said, he wasn’t at all certain that he would, while her saying so annoyed him, it was completely true that he had used nothing but luck to beat her, if Clefairy had used a poorer combination of attacks, there was no way he would have won. Honestly, Blue was frightened at the thought of what Misty’s next Pokémon could be, Brock started out with a obscenely common Pokémon and then threw out the mighty Onix, Misty actually started with a rare Pokémon, Blue dreaded to think what her second one was going to be!

    Blue's Team: Charmander, Pidgey, Rattata, Clefairy
    Blue’s Box: Metapod, Beedrill
    Blue's Pokédex: 8 Caught, 18 Seen
    Blue’s Badges: 1

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    Come on, boxed the Beedrill?
    Either way, I wonder how Blue will pit against Starmie The next, unknown Pokemon.

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    Oh dear. Misty has attitude and Blue doesn't like it. Heh. Aint so easy is it Mr. Master? Heh. Starmie is going to be a pain. It's like the Miltank of Kanto.

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    Oh god, I remember Miltank. I imagine what the actual Miltank will be like to Silver if RS2 happens. (Abbreviations FTW.)

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    Miltank was probably my least favourite of all the Gym Leader's Pokemon in Johto, but I was so looking forward to getting a TM for Rollout at the end (didn't realise it was a Rock type move)... Then "Here's a TM for Attract, it's perfect for me because I'm such a cutie!"

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    Anyhoo, thank you for the comments everyone, the next chapter is upon us!

    Chapter 15

    Blue thought very carefully about what his next Pokémon was going to be, clearly Misty’s next Pokémon was going to be an even more powerful Water Type, so Charmander still wasn’t an option. It was a shame Blue didn’t start with Bulbasaur, Red would probably have a field day at this Gym. Blue’s choices were between Rattata and Pidgey, both of which did very well against Brock, so it was hard to decide between the two. Blue was starting to wonder if leaving Beedrill in the PC Box was the wisest of decisions, it was still a Pokémon, capable of battling, it wasn’t like he had a full team, he could’ve easily kept it on… Blue decided that it was the right decision, he had to keep his Pokémon on their toes, if they didn’t perform well in battle, they knew what was going to happen, if he just let his Pokémon battle like wimps and then stay on the team they’d just become wimpier and wimpier. Blue suddenly became aware that he’d spent the last minute thinking about whether benching Beedrill was the right decision or not when it was clearly too late now and hadn’t bothered to think about whether to send out Pidgey or Rattata, so for no particular reason Blue decided that Rattata was the appropriate choice!

    “Go Rattata!” shouted Blue.
    “Starmie!” yelled Misty, “Let’s get going!”

    In the moments between this yelling and the Pokémon actually being released, Blue began to question what he had heard, wasn’t Starmie the Pokémon she had just used? No, that was Staryu, unless it was Staryu she was about to use now and Starmie she used before, or maybe both of them were Staryu? Did Misty have two of the same Pokémon or were they just two very similar Pokémon? Either way, Blue didn’t really see this being much more of a challenge than her first Pokémon. When the Pokémon emerged from its Poké Ball, Blue could see that it was indeed a different Pokémon – but not that different, it was just a different colour and had a few more limbs.

    “Okay, Rattata!” ordered Blue, “Use Bite!”
    “Not so fast!” retorted Misty, “Starmie! Rapid Spin!”

    Before Blue had a chance to order Rattata to do anything about it, Misty’s Starmie began spinning at a spectacular speed and came hurtling towards Rattata, who had its mouth open ready to Bite down on its opponent. Unfortunately, the force with which Starmie came at Rattata not only sent him flying back across the arena towards Blue but chipped one of his teeth so that almost half of it was missing! Rattata cowered in pain as Blue shouted orders at it, but Misty didn’t say anything more, Starmie kept on spinning past Rattata, made a huge circle and came back again, this time hitting Rattata in the back of the head and knocking it forwards. It was obvious that Rattata couldn’t take much more punishment.

    “Come on, Rattata!” yelled Blue, “On your feet! Try a Tackle attack!”

    Again, Misty said nothing and just let Starmie continue spinning, it span past Rattata and, as before, wheeled around, this time hitting it in the face. Blue knew that there was no hope of Rattata surviving that hit and predictably, it collapsed, unable to stand. As Blue began to choose his next Pokémon, Starmie’s spinning slowed down until it finally stopped.

    Blue had two Pokémon remaining, Pidgey and Charmander. As he had said before Charmander didn’t have a hope in hell of beating Starmie, it would’ve been very lucky indeed to beat even Staryu, so Blue had no choice but to send out Pidgey.

    “Rapid Spin!” screeched Misty as soon as Pidgey was out of its Poké Ball.

    Starmie began spinning immediately, Blue knew that he had to stop it, but he wasn’t sure how, something had to be done.

    “Pidgey!” yelled Blue, not sure where he was going with this sentence, “Stop it!”

    Pidgey looked to Blue in confusion, then began flapping its wings with all of its strength – it was using the Whirlwind technique, a brand new move! Whirlwind blew Starmie off course and caused it to hit a wall, decimating its speed levels. Starmie hesitated for a moment but once again began to build up speed.

    “Whirlwind again!” shouted Blue.

    Pidgey obeyed and was just about able to blow Starmie off course again, but it could only keep this up for so long. Blue ordered more and more Whirlwind attacks until it was obvious that Pidgey was running out of energy, it was only a matter of time before Starmie built up the speed to knock Pidgey out.

    “Pidgey!” cried Blue, “Be strong!”

    Pidgey turned to Blue and nodded, then it disappeared into a ball of white light, Blue remembered this from his Beedrill – it was evolving! Misty and Starmie looked on in horror as Blue’s Pidgey grew to three times its size and became altogether more monstrous, it was no longer the adorable pushover that Blue had caught it as – it was a Pidgeotto!

    “Pidgeotto!” commanded Blue, hardly able to contain his excitement, “Quick Attack!”

    Pidgeotto flew at a break neck speed, its beak connecting with the jewel in the centre of Starmie, knocking it way off course and knocking it to the ground.

    “Don’t let up!” shouted Blue, “Keep at it!”

    Pidgeotto repeatedly used Quick Attack until Starmie was unable to move, Blue had beaten another Gym Leader.

    “Congratulations,” said Misty, it was clear that she was annoyed, “That was quite a display of battling, I suppose. Sorry, I’m not used to losing and I don’t feel like talking now, I was unbeaten before this… Here, take the Cascade Badge and get out of my sight!”

    Misty presented Blue with the Cascade Badge and Blue immediately snatched it out of her hand, putting it alongside his Boulder Badge – he was now the proud owner of two Badges, he was one quarter of the way to challenging the Pokémon League!

    Blue's Team: Charmander, Pidgeotto, Rattata, Clefairy
    Blue’s Box: Metapod, Beedrill
    Blue's Pokédex: 9 Caught, 19 Seen
    Blue’s Badges: 2
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    Yay! more Rival Story. Nice battle, and nice evo, too, but... there's a big part of copied text after the end, and "brake" should be "break".
    Currently writing Hoenn Wars, a Travelsverse fic that needs no prior Travelsverse knowledge to understand. Chapter Seven, Sacrifice, is up.



    That's interesting; I might have a look when I have the time. Thanks!

    EDIT: Oh my god, these are too many links! Very specific...
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    hmm. Anime logic. Personally, I prefer it over some aspects of game logic (like pokemon evolution). Blue is now really growing on me. But I can't wait for Red to encounter Blue (which... will probably be soon)

    And Red has to win that in-game. Hmm... the suspense.

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    Thanks for pointing out those mistakes, Silver Soul, they have been corrected.

    And Ryuutakesh!, I usually prefer game logic, particularly with characters, it gives you a lot more freedom when writing but if you limit evolution to the end of a battle it's a bit retarded. I'm sure they only did that in the games for gameplay reasons rather than because that's how they thought it should be, it's the only media where evolution can't happen mid-battle, it's a lot more dramatic that way =P

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    Hope everyone is still interested because we're definitely less than a quarter of the way through so there's much more to come yet! Anyway, here's the next chapter - enjoy!

    Chapter 16

    After healing up at the Pokémon Center, Blue headed up Nugget Bridge towards the Cape so that he could meet Bill, like Oak had told him too. To be honest, it was an inconvenience, Red wouldn’t be wasting his time visiting this old fart who made a computer system and was friends with Oak way back when. On the up side, this guy might have some rare Pokémon he could show Blue, or even give away. But he would cross that bridge when he came to it, first he had to cross Nugget Bridge.

    There were five trainers along Nugget Bridge, all of which said more or less the same thing, none of them appeared to regret losing, to each of them Blue said “If you don’t regret losing, you’re going to keep losing” but they didn’t really understand and simply stated that since they had tried their hardest, it didn’t matter. Blue tried to insist that it did, but they wouldn’t have it. When Blue reached the end of the bridge he was, as promised at the start, awarded a Nugget.

    “Congratulations!” exclaimed the prize giver, tossing Blue a Nugget, “Here is your prize!”
    “Thanks,” replied Blue, taking the Nugget and shoving it in his pocket, it all seemed a bit pointless, what were these guys getting out of sitting on a bridge battling random trainers and giving away free Nuggets? They weren’t particularly good trainers, so they were probably giving away a lot of Nuggets, and those things didn’t come cheap.
    “Now I have another offer for you!” the prize giver continued.
    ‘Here it comes,’ thought Blue, ‘A time share or a special edition offer which is ridiculously highly priced for a bargain…’
    “Why don’t you join Team Rocket?” the man continued.

    That was not what Blue had expected. Blue noticed that under his clothes the man was wearing some kind of black jumpsuit and that he had a black cap scrunched up in his pocket. In fact, he looked just like the shady men he had sent packing in Mt. Moon.

    “Have you guys been looking for fossils recently?” quizzed Blue, trying to determine whether the guys in Mt. Moon were indeed Rockets.
    “Why yes,” answered the man happily, “Do you have one you’d like to donate?”
    “No, I was just checking if the guys I saw in Mt. Moon were members of Team Rocket,” replied Blue, “I don’t want to join Team Rocket, you guys are pathetic and weak, I’m way out of your league.”
    “Is that so?” challenged the Rocket, pulling his coat back to reveal two Poké Balls on his belt.
    “Bring it on,” retorted Blue.

    The Rocket used two Pokémon, an Ekans and a Zubat, Blue was able to defeat both of them using only his Charmander, it wasn’t even a challenge.

    “This is what I was talking about,” said Blue, “You guys suck. Smell ya later!”

    Blue walked off towards Bill’s cottage, on the way he battled a few more trainers, but none of them held a candle to him and within a few minutes he had arrived at Bill’s cottage. When Blue entered he was surprised to see a young man, not too much older than Blue himself.

    “Hi!” said Bill, “You must be Blue, your grandfather told me you’d be visiting!”
    “Uh, yeah,” answered Blue, “So… How’s it going?”
    “It’s going alright, thank you,” replied Bill, carefully not asking how Blue was because he wasn’t interested, “Do you happen to have any rare Pokémon with you? I really enjoy seeing rare Pokémon!”

    Blue thought for a moment, he wanted to impress this guy, he couldn’t show him a Rattata, or even a Pidgeotto for that matter. Charmander was rare, but it was given to him by Oak, so it wasn’t really an achievement – Clefairy was perfect!

    “As a matter of fact, I do!” answered Blue, sending out Clefairy.
    “Oh, wow,” remarked Bill, “A Clefairy, that must be a lot of fun to use in battle!”
    “Not really,” replied Blue, “It sucks. In fact, I meant to deposit it in the PC Box before I left, do you mind if I use yours?”
    “You’re putting it away, why?” enquired Bill.
    “It’s only good attack is Metronome, which is horrifically unreliable, it’s not very good for a battler, like myself,” answered Blue.
    “Alright, well I have a proposal for you, Blue Oak,” said Bill, “As I’ve said, I like rare Pokémon and as it happens I need a new Pokémon at the moment. I’ve been testing out teleportation technology for Pokémon, but I’m not much of a catcher and the only Pokémon I’ve ever caught is an Abra. The teleportation system works perfectly with Abra, but Abra can Teleport anyway and I have a suspicion it’s just doing it to make me happy, so in the name of progress I need a new Pokémon. I really like the look of your Clefairy and I need a new Pokémon, you don’t like it, I have no further need for my Abra and even though it was my first Pokémon, I can part with it in the name of progress. Abra isn’t a very good battler, but it does eventually evolve into Alakazam, which is one of the most powerful Psychic Types around! So, what do you say?”
    “Sure thing!” replied Blue straight away, he couldn’t believe his luck, this was quite a deal.

    Blue and Bill swiftly made the trade and both of them were better off for it.

    “I suppose you have things to do, right?” asked Bill, “I won’t keep you!”
    “Cool, man,” answered Blue, “Thanks for the Abra, I’ll see you around!”
    “Oh wait!” shouted Bill, “Your grandfather asked me to give you this before you left!”

    Blue turned immediately, anything that Oak gave or even asked to be given to Blue was not to be sniffed at, he never seemed to give anything to Blue without giving something at least as good to Red. Bill held out his arm, presenting Blue with a ticket – was it a gig ticket as a present for being such a good kid, great trainer and generally being better than Red?

    “It’s an S.S. Ticket!” explained Bill, “It’s a ticket for a party at the S.S. Anne, your grandfather and I bought them together a long time ago, but he said he doesn’t feel well enough to go any more, if you leave now, you can still catch the party! I’m not sure if I’ll go myself actually, I can’t stand fancy dos, the only reason I was going to go was because your grandfather invited me. Do you have anyone you’d want to bring with you?”
    “No thank you,” answered Blue, “I’m something of a lone wolf.”
    “Right, I understand,” replied Bill, “Well, I hope you have fun – you’d better leave soon if you want to make the party!”

    Blue thanked Bill and left, he was even happier now, he had two Badges and as far as he knew, Red had none and he’d be invited to this party on the S.S. Anne, it sounded kinda crap but as long Red wasn’t there, it’d be great!

    Blue's Team: Charmander, Pidgeotto, Rattata, Abra
    Blue’s Box: Metapod, Beedrill
    Blue's Pokédex: 10 Caught, 28 Seen
    Blue’s Badges: 2

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    Hooray for SS Anne! I love that episode in the anime and that part in the game. The last sentence, I think you meant '...it sounded kinda crappy but as long as Red wasn't there...'

    But yea, great chapter!

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    Aside from Bill's endless talking up there, this was pretty good. Next chapter... the second battle. Ooooooh yeah. I've been waiting for this one.

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    Howdy guys, it's that time again and it's a long one today because I'm going away for a week in two days time. (Although I'll probably post another just before that)

    Anyway, here it is:

    Chapter 17

    Blue headed back down towards Cerulean with a skip in his step, the nearest Gym was in Saffron City, which was basically the centre of Kanto, from there he’d be able to reach Celadon and Vermilion pretty easily, both of which were cities with Gyms, Fuchsia was just a short walk from Lavender which was also adjacent to Saffron and then the last Gym Badge would have to be the one in Viridian City, if the Gym Leader wasn’t back by then, Blue could just hang around at home, visiting the Gym every day to check until he was – it wouldn’t be long until Blue was the League Champion now!

    Blue gazed across Nugget Bridge and his eye caught sight of something horrible – it was Red, hot on his heels! How many Badges did he have? Could he ask without looking insecure? He probably had at least the one from Pewter City, maybe even the one from Viridian, what about Cerulean Gym’s Badge? No, he couldn’t ask, he’d have to just hope, regardless, he’d have to pick up the pace – he could actually be losing this race if Red had gotten lucky with the time that he left Viridian City!

    “Yo! Red!” shouted Blue as he walked down the bridge, Red looked up as Blue arrived, “You’re still struggling along back here?”
    “I’m not really struggling,” replied Red, “I’m doing alright, everything’s going according to plan. How’re you doing anyway?”
    “I’m doing great!” answered Blue, refusing to give Red anything, “I caught a bunch of strong and smart Pokémon!”
    “Oh yeah?” asked Red, “I caught a couple of cool ones too.”
    “Hey, let me see what you caught, Red,” retorted Blue.
    “Gotcha!” said Red with a wink, grabbing a Poké Ball from his belt.

    Red had gotten more confident, and Blue didn’t like it – it was time to put him in his place! Red threw down the Poké Ball from his belt, sending out his Rattata, Blue wasn’t sure what to use, so he responded in kind and sent out his own Rattata!

    “They say imitation is the best form of flattery,” smirked Red.
    “Rattata! Bite!” yelled Blue, ignoring Red’s comment completely.

    Blue’s Rattata got the edge as it attacked first, thanks to its Trainer actually having his head in the battle, Red’s Rattata caught up with a Bite of its own, but it was unlikely that it’d be able to recover from its early loss. Both Trainers stubbornly instructed their Rattata to continue using Bite until they were both on the verge of collapsing, but Blue’s Rattata had just attacked, there was no way it would be able to Bite Red’s Rattata before it was bitten by it! Then Blue had a brain wave, if he instructed Rattata to use the slightly less powerful Quick Attack he could move first, his opponent’s low health would make up for the low power and the increased speed would make this first round his! Red was smiling to himself, but not for long!

    “Rattata! Quick Attack!” yelled Blue at the top of his voice.

    Red’s smile dropped, but too late – Blue’s Rattata dashed forwards, hitting Red’s Rattata back towards Red. Red scowled and went to his belt to get his next Pokémon, Blue looked to his belt as he grabbed his next Poké Ball from it – Red only had two Pokémon left and Blue still had four, there was no way he could lose!

    “Bulbasaur!” shouted Red, “Take care of this rat!”

    Blue smirked, that comment was surprisingly clever of Red, he didn’t even bother ordering Rattata, its defeat was inevitable. Red ordered a Tackle which took out Rattata instantly. Blue wasn’t going to waste any time in this battle, he wasn’t about to give up his perfect winning streak against Red now, it was time to fight Red’s starter with his, Charmander, Bulbasaur’s weakness!

    Blue thought about sending out Charmander next, but then thought that might be overkill and that it’d probably be best to save him for later in case Red had something really strong. Also, it’d give Blue a chance to try out the Abra that Bill traded him for Clefairy. Blue expected something amazing from this Pokémon, even though Bill said it was something to be patient with. Needless to say when all Abra could do was Teleport around the field and then get pummelled by Bulbasaur’s Vine Whips, Blue was a little disappointed. Blue withdrew Abra to its Poké Ball, utterly disappointed, but confident that it didn’t matter because of his next Pokémon…

    “Go Charmander!” laughed Blue, absolutely certain of his victory already at this early stage of the battle.

    Charmander exploded out of his Poké Ball, growling at Bulbasaur as soon as it laid eyes on its old foe.

    “Ember!” shouted Blue.
    “Stun Spore!” responded Red.

    Charmander got in quickly with its Ember, which dealt a heavy amount of damage to Bulbasaur but apparently Red was thinking much more tactically than Blue – Bulbasaur’s Stun Spore hit Charmander leaving it paralysed! If Red used all of his Pokémon as effectively as this, Blue didn’t stand a chance – but that was only if Blue didn’t step up his own game, he’d underestimated Red and he wasn’t about to do that again!

    “Smoke Screen!” commanded Blue.

    Charmander obediently covered the arena in smoke, making it difficult for its opponent, or even Red for that matter, to see where it was. Blue continued to order Ember attacks, but found that more often than not, Charmander was fully paralysed – luck was not on his side! On the other hand, Bulbasaur only managed to hit Charmander with a single Tackle, missing every other time. Charmander’s hits were certainly dealing more damage, but Bulbasaur’s Leech Seed meant that every time nothing happened, Charmander lost health and Bulbasaur gained it, not only that but if something did happen, it would shift the health sustained in Bulbasaur’s favour, if the battle carried on this way, Blue would lose in spite of his type advantage – that was a shame he could not bear to deal with. Then the decider of the match came through, just as Bulbasaur’s Leech Seed was starting to sap health, Charmander fought through its paralysis and hit dead on with an Ember attack, faster than Bulbasaur could restore health, sending Bulbasaur to the ground.

    “I see your starter is still the inferior, Red, how does that feel?” antagonised Blue.

    Red said nothing in reply, he simply nodded in the direction of Charmander, who was now also on the floor. Blue exclaimed in disgust, but then realised that Bulbasaur’s Leech Seed was still sapping Charmander as it fainted, taking away the last of Charmander’s health as it died. Blue smirked, he expected no less from his rival, if Red wasn’t up to scratch, he’d become lax and he’d probably stop beating Gyms altogether… Then again, he didn’t want to lose either, he was on a winning streak against both Red and Gyms and it wasn’t about to stop now.

    Both Red and Blue simultaneously put their hands to their belts to send out their last Pokémon. This was it, they were at level pegging, nothing else mattered now, all that mattered was Pidgeotto beating Red’s last Pokémon. Blue had no idea what it would be as before Red’s Pokémon were Bulbasaur and Rattata, and he’d already seen them, there was no telling what this would be. If Blue was lucky, it’d be another Grass type, but that was unlikely, if it was a Bug type like Beedrill, Butterfree or even Paras then that would work too, but if it was strong against Pidgeotto, it was all over.

    “Go Pidgeotto!” yelled Blue, throwing down Pidgeotto’s Poké Ball.

    Red smiled. What did that mean? Did he think his victory was assured? Or maybe he was just smiling because he was so distraught that it was that or cry… Well, it didn’t matter, Blue would find out in a matter of seconds, but each second felt like a year, why was it taking Red so long to send out his last Pokémon? Red threw the Poké Ball down on to the ground, it exploded to reveal a small, yellow rodent with black ears and red cheeks – Pikachu.

    It was all over, there was no way Pidgeotto was going to be beat an Electric type, it simply wasn’t possible. The rest of the battle went in slow motion, Blue was too lost for words to even give Pidgeotto orders, so it just thought for itself – which probably made the loss even worse than it would have been anyway, not that it could have been that much worse. Pidgeotto flew around for a bit and hit Pikachu with one Gust attack, which Pikachu responded to by using Thunderbolt and knocking Pidgeotto out of the sky in one fell swoop. Blue’s heart sank as Pidgeotto’s body hit the floor, but Red just appeared to be getting into the battle even more.

    “Make sure it’s not getting back up, Pikachu!” shouted Red, “Hit it with another Thunderbolt!”

    Pikachu obediently zapped Pidgeotto’s still body, Blue began to worry, Red was getting a little too into this – for Red’s sake as well as his, Blue could not let Red win again.

    “Take it easy!” shouted Blue desperately, “You won already!”

    Red’s smile suddenly disappeared and he silently retreated Pikachu to its Poké Ball, allowing Blue to do the same, there was an awkward silence as both Trainers looked at the ground in front of them instead of at each other.

    “Hey, guess what?” asked Blue, in an effort to break the silence, “I went to Bill’s!”
    “So what?” snapped Red, “I heard he was just some crazy, old man who loved Pokémon… A little too much, if you know what I mean. What did you do with him? Have a little tea party?”
    “And got him to show me his rare Pokémon!” bragged Blue, this strictly wasn’t true, the only Pokémon he had seen while he was there was the Abra that had been so brutally defeated in this very battle.
    “Sounds like a waste of time,” said Red, obviously jealous.
    “That added a lot of pages to my Pokédex, after all, Bill’s world famous as a Poké Maniac,” retorted Blue, twisting the imaginary dagger, not only would Red be jealous now, but disappointed when he found that Bill had no rare Pokémon after all, and the whole trip was a waste of time. Not only that but Blue’s only profits from the visit were his Abra and his S.S. Ticket, neither of which Red would get while he’s there.
    “Being a Poké Maniac doesn’t make you anything special,” answered Red, “What’s this guy done that I should bother going visiting him about?”
    “He invented the Pokémon Storage System on PC!” quipped Blue in response.
    “Oh, really?” enquired Red, “I use that for Pokémon that I don’t want for my team.”
    “Since you’re using his system, go thank him!” answered Blue, he wanted to waste Red’s time, but there was no way he could put any more effort into doing it, if he spent one more second around Red, he’d probably burst into tears.
    “Do you-” started Red, only to be interrupted.
    “Well, I better get rolling,” interjected Blue, “Smell ya later!”

    And with that, Blue sped off back towards Cerulean, with no real idea where he was going. All he knew was that he was going away from Red.



    Blue's Team: Charmander, Pidgeotto, Rattata, Abra
    Blue’s Box: Metapod, Beedrill
    Blue's Pokédex: 10 Caught, 30 Seen
    Blue’s Badges: 2



    Author’s Note: There’s a game mechanics error in this chapter, I decided to keep it in because it makes the chapter work a lot better. I bet you can’t find it and any rate, you didn’t notice it.
    Last edited by Gama; 27th March 2010 at 01:24 PM.

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    Ah, so you let Red win. I surmised as much.

    Honestly, Red's a jerk.

    As for the game error... I'll look for it.


    Evil Figment (7:59:44 PM): Ryuu, however shakily you started, I've got to hand it to you that you earned my respect the hard way.

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