Target Pokemon: Bidoof
Target Level: Simple
Target Character Number: 5-10K
Achieved Character Number: 6767
The Aloof Bidoof
Neon sat outside on his doorstep eagerly awaiting the arrival of the afternoon mail. With its a arrival he would reach he would receive his pass to explore the world. This mail would enter him into the exciting world of being a pokemon trainer. The mail contained his first pokemon companion and his new poketch.
As he witnessed Mr. Stone, the mailman, walking his way he held his breath trying not to show any of the bubbling excitement that was growing with every passing second. With every step Mr. Stone took, Neon felt his heart skip a beat. When Mr. Stone finally reached his house Neon was fighting the urge to jump up and scream with joy. Neon calmly stood up and greeted Mr. Stone as if it was just a normal day.
“Hello Mr. Stone. Do you have any mail for us today?” asked Neon knowing full well what the answer was.
“Well I have some bills, a letter from your Aunt Caroline, and a package from your dad,” answered Mr. Stone.
Time froze still for Neon.
“You... Your sure there isn’t anything else? No packages made out to me from the Pokemon Regulation Board of Sinnoh?” asked Neon with more than a little bit of frantic stuttering.
“Not that I can find. Were you expecting something?”
Neon’s heart dropped at those words.
“Yes. I was told my poketch and first pokemon would be arriving today.”
“Well I believe I had a package that resembled that, but it must have fallen out sometime on my way here.”
Neon perked up upon hearing that.
“Do you know where it may have fallen?”
“I recall feeling like my bag has been lighter ever since I stopped at Lake Verity. I didn’t think much of it then.”
“Well then I am off to check it out.”
As Neon started off Mr. Stone called to him, “You should check the package your dad sent you, it might help!”
Mr. Stone tossed him the package and Neon furiously tore it open. As he saw the running shoes his father sent him, Neon made a mental note to call his father and thank him profusely when he got his poketch. After switching shoes and tossing his old pair onto the front porch step, Neon was off.
Upon arrival at Lake Verity, Neon couldn’t help but admire his surroundings. The forest was in many different shades because of the season change to fall. Leaves drifted through the wind at each gentle breeze, contrasting the deep blue of the lake waves that brushed ashore. After taking in the sights and beauty of the lake, Neon noticed a small pair of eyes a little ways off that were staring at him. To his surprise it was a Bidoof lounging about chomping on a piece of bark.
As Neon looked at the Bidoof, it immediately turned its eyes to the plank of wood that it was chewing on as if it hadn’t even noticed Neon. This was to the dismay of Neon because, upon closer inspection, he noticed the Bidoof was lounging upon Neon’s package. Neon had once had a very traumatizing experience with a Bidoof. Wood and fur were everywhere. Not a pleasant experience.
Neon would have to face his fears and would have to trick this Bidoof to get it away from his package. Thinking quickly Neon went around and collected berries to offer the Bidoof in return for his package. This managed to get the Bidoof to at least look at him, but it refused to budge. Neon searched some more and added more berries and some large pieces of wood to the pile. The Bidoof still acted as aloof as ever and refused to even look at this “meager” offering.
Then out of the corner of his eye Neon spotted a blue and pink pokemon floating over top of the lake surface, but the next moment it was gone. In its place there was a floating piece of wood that had an almost golden aura to it. Neon quick went over and grabbed it taking every little detail of it in. It was the perfect size and durability for chewing. Upon offering this piece of wood to the Bidoof, it gave up any attempts at being aloof and stayed transfixed on the wood and it’s majesty. Neon placed the piece of wood on the edge of the lake and waited for the Bidoof to head for it.
When the Bidoof finally got up and stalked over to the wood, Neon dashed and grabbed his package opening it whilst giggling like a little kid. The sight he saw was gorgeous, his new poketch and pokeball shone in the sunlight just waiting for him to use them. Quickly he strapped on his new poketch and used it on the Bidoof.
“Bidoof, the Plump Mouse Pokemon. It gnaws on trees and rocks with its strong front teeth and lives in nests near the water.” recited the poketch.
Now it was time for Neon to get even with this stubborn pokemon. He grabbed his pokeball and ran his fingers over its smooth service.
Neon threw the pokeball into the air while yelling, “Come on out Murkrow!” From the pokeball erupted a black shadow that soared elegantly blocking out the sun and covering Neon in shadow.
“Murkrow attack Bidoof with pursuit!” commanded Neon.
Murkrow expertly dove from the air and hit the now irate Bidoof. Bidoof countered by growling loudly as if to warn Murkrow what it was getting into. Murkrow was a little bit startled and was hesitant with what it should do next.
“Use haze and stay sharp, you can take him!” reassured Neon.
Murkrow swept down and surrounded itself in a haze that emanated from the lake. Bidoof took this as its reassured answer that the Murkrow was here to fight and immediately jumped at Murkrow using Hyper Fang. Murkrow was hit hard. Murkrow fell backwards into the lake with a loud splash.
“Murkrow, recover and use Sucker Punch!”
With this, Murkrow emerged from the water leaving a trail of water that refracted the light into a trailing rainbow. It flew high up into the air and came back down using the momentum to give an extra strong sucker punch. Bidoof was starting to tire and decided that the fight needed to end. It grabbed onto Murkrow and hammered him with a devastating close range Superpower. Murkrow was down on the ground and he couldn’t move. Bidoof waddled over to his new piece of wood to take a needed rest, thinking the fight was over because Murkrow couldn’t move.
“Murkrow, don’t try moving! Get him to come to you with a taunt!”
Murkrow taunted the beaver, even though Murkrow was obviously at the disagvantage. The bidoof became enraged and charged the bird with one final tackle.
"Now Murkrow, put everything you have into one last sucker punch!" And with that, a shadow fist appeared directly between the Murkrow and Bidoof. The fist wound up and smashed the Bidoof across it's face, reversing it's momentum back into itself. The bidoof then fell limp onto the ground.
“Great job Murkrow. You did everything a trainer could have asked for. Now, for you” Neon reached into his pocket and grabbed a pokeball and threw at the immobile Bidoof hoping that he had done enough to get this powerful partner on his side.