“Garchomp, use Brick Break” Cynthia commanded.
"Sceptile, leap into the air and use Leaf Blade" shouted the tall blonde man on the other side of the battle field.
The crowd watched hesitantly as the huge land shark Pokemon flew up into the air and circled around the outline of the sun. As Garchomp completed the circle, it dived down towards the ground and raised his right fin. Sceptile however had different ideas and leaped into the air as Garchomp was coming towards him. Garchomp looked up at the silhouette of Sceptile and continued to soar on. Garchomp landed on the soft green grass and turned to watch the Sceptile land on the ground as well. Both Pokemon began to pick up some speed and dashed to get the first blow. Garchomp raised both of his fins in the vertical position and watched as the began to glow white. Sceptile did the same but with his long green blades on his arms. Both Pokemon were centimeters away from each other.
As Garchomp was within touching distance he lowered his fins and sliced them across Sceptile's body. Sceptile wasn't able to touch Garchomp, it was too quick and powerful. The Trainer opened his mouth in amazement of the pure power and speed of the Garchomp. The Garchomp carried on running in the opposite direction and then glanced back to watch Sceptile slowly fall to the floor. The whole stadium was silent, all eyes fixed onto the Sceptile lying on the grassy surface. The referee pocked his head around to see if the Sceptile was unable to battle.
"You can do it Sceptile" Shouted it's trainer from the sideline, hoping for a miracle to happen.
A green Aura suddenly appeared from the body of the Sceptile. The green aura rose into the air and sparkled in the air. Cynthia suddenly smiled and watched as the Sceptile slowly got back onto it's feet. A loud cheer came from the crowd and a loud voice echoed from the tall speakers around the stadium.
"Well it looks like Sceptile has survived the attack and it's ability is starting to take it's affect" announced the Commentator from one of the tall gray boxes placed in the middle of the stand.
'Alright Sceptile, I knew you could do it. Let's start things off with Energy Ball" Shouted the very optimistic trainer. His facial expressions completely changed. He looked a lot more confident.
Cynthia shrugged her shoulders and gave an order to her Garchomp, "Garchomp, finish this with Draco Meteor"
Sceptile opened his mouth and produced a small green ball in his mouth. The green aura generated from Sceptile's body increased the size of the green ball. Sceptile fired the enlarged green ball towards Garchomp. Garchomp smiled and produced it's own ball, however this one was a lot different. This ball was red and orange infused together. Instead of firing the ball towards Sceptile, Garchomp fired the ball into the air. During this time, the large green ball soared towards Garchomp and as the Land Shark Pokemon sent the orange ball flying into the air, smacked against Garchomp causing it to be sent crashing towards the ground.
The Trainer gave a cheeky wink to Cynthia and focused back on the battle. The small orange ball stopped mid air and split into hundreds on tiny meteors. The small meteors plummeted towards the ground and when they did hit the ground created small craters. Sceptile looked up at the failing meteors and began to try and dodge them. However after taking a powerful blow, Sceptile began to stumble around the pitch. A small meteor crashed into Sceptile leaving a small dust cloud. As the dust settled, the Referee announced that Sceptile was unable to battle, Cynthia is the winner.
The crowd began to cheer violently and Cynthia slowly walked over to the trainer and shook his hand. She whispered into his ear, "Practice, Practice make’s perfect"
The Abandoned Sandile
In a small town not so far away from the Pokemon League, a young teenager walked out of his door and stretched his arms. He smiled before heading off into the rising sun which was creeping over the hill tops.
“Sir, where are you going?” asked the large clay Pokemon. The Claydol slowly caught up with the young boy. The young boy turned around and placed his arm around the Claydol and smiled and replied, “I am going to finish what my brother started,”
“But, Master Michael, you remember what happened to your brother, he was public humiliated by…” replied Claydol before being interrupted by the finger of Michael.
“Please do not repeat her name,” Michael said as he began to walk down the path, thinking about what happened to his brother, a small tear ran down the side of his cheek. Michael quickly dabbed his hand over the tear to remove it.
“Boss reporting for duty” reported a young man who stared anxiously at the black silhouette sitting behind a large wooden desk. He slowly swiveled around on his chair and faced the young man. Fear struck the man as soon as his eyes made contact with the large figure in the chair.
“What is your name?” asked the large figure in the chair whilst looking at the sleek uniform the young man was wearing.
“Damien, sir” replied Damien as a small sweat drop trickled down his red rosy face. The atmosphere was tense and the large figure swiveled around on his chair and faced the large pain of window that showed his large empire. A file lay on the desk which held the information of Damien next mission.
“Open it, your mission lies inside that file. Do not let me down” stated the large figure as still faced the large window pain. Damien slowly grabbed the file and placed it under his arm and marched off. Damien walked towards the translucent doors and stared at the large Z in front of him. He slowly pushed the door and exited the office.
It was confirmed that it was the hottest summer that Sinnoh had witnessed. Michael slowly walked down the path, trying not to waste most of his energy and water supply. He grabbed a small white towel and wiped his face removing most of the sweat. Michael looked across at Claydol and noticed that he was tired as well. In the distance Michael noticed a small building with a large Pokeball on the top. Michael rubbed his eyes thinking it was his mind playing with him but he was wrong. The large Pokemon Center stood out from all the other buildings by the large luminous Pokeball on the roof. Michael turned to Claydol and said “Well we better stay at the Pokemon Center for a while, until it gets colder to carry on”
“I agree Sir, I am almost melting in this heat” Claydol replied and continued to float along side Michael. Within minutes they finally reached the large Pokemon Center. Michael opened the doors and felt a large breeze of cool air which blew through Michael wavy brown hair. Michael looked up and noticed all types of trainers were here to get out of the heat. A young lady walked up to Michael and handed him a small wet towel, “It’s to cool you down”
“I am fine thanks” Michael said as he gave the wet towel back to the Nurse. Micheal walked around to the front desk and looked at the map. He scanned the map to find where he was and how far he had to walk. He placed his finger on one spot and the other on another spot. Michael gave a sigh as he realized how far away he was from his goal. Suddenly a small boy exploded through the door. He ran up to the front desk and handed over a small purple rat Pokemon.
“I found this Rattata lying outside the playground. I think he is still alive but he is dehydrated. Please tell me there is something you can do” The young boy asked the Nurse as he handed over the small rat. Michael began to wonder if the young boy hadn’t been playing or even at the playground that the Rattata might have been in more serious condition.
“Ok, I will look after that Rattata for you, could you wait over there while we look after the Rattata” said the Nurse as she pointed towards the purple couches in the corner. Michael began to think to himself how busy Pokemon Center’s were.
“We will arrive in Celestic Town in 5 minutes” rang the voice over. Damien colleted his pieces of paper and placed them in the brown folder. He placed the file in his black briefcase before slowly rising from his seat. He walked down the isle trying not to look suspicious. He reached the end of the train and waited till the gray outline of the station was visible through the translucent windows. The train finally stopped and Damien grabbed his black bawler hat and placed it on his head. He walked towards the exit and looked out at the small shrine in the middle of the town. He smiled before walking outside the station. Celestic Town was a small town in the northern part of Sinnoh. It is told that ruins of Celestic Town tell a story of when the universe was made. Damien was not here to sight see, unlike most people on the train. Damien had work to do and continued to walk towards a small cottage of the edge of the town.
Damien slowly opened his briefcase and removed the file that was there. He opened the file and turned to his victim’s profile. He scanned the page and put his finger on a piece of information. He lifted his head and studied the number on the door. Damien smiled before placing the file into the briefcase. Damien walked towards the door and knocked twice. An old woman opened the door and asked Damien what he wanted. Damien replied, “I am here to learn about the Sinnoh Legends”
Michael lay on the purple couch thinking about how he was going to beat her. However a small noise distracted Michael thoughts and caused him to turn to the source of the noise. Michael looked at the empty space and frowned before returning to his original position. Before Michael could get comfy he heard the voice again, it sounded like someone was in pain. Michael rose from the couch was walked towards the source of the noise. He walked behind the desk and noticed the voice was coming out from the back door. Michael quickly raced towards the back door and opened the large steel doors. Michael couldn’t believe what he saw. He took a step back before walking over to the Pokemon.
“Sandillee” cried the Pokemon as pulled at the rope which was tied to a large steel nail, which was hammered to the ground. Michael quickly untied the knot of the rope and watched as the tired Sandile fell to the ground. Michael thought to himself ”How could someone leave a poor little Pokemon out in this heat”
Michael picked up the small Sandile and carried it into the Pokemon Center. As Michael walked inside the Pokemon Center, he could not help but hear a young boy’s conversation with his friends.
“Yeah, it lost a battle so I left it out side. Stupid Pokemon couldn’t even hurt a fly. I am going to catch a better Sandile that actually wins some battles. They say it's from the Unova Region and that is rare, I think that it is the weakest Unova Pokemon” Michael couldn’t listen any more and walked over to the front desk.
“Could you look after this Sandile for me please?” Michael asked the young Nurse behind the desk. She accepted the Sandile and headed through the white double doors behind her.
Michael walked over to the young boy and his friends and interrupted their conversation. “Excuse me but did I just hear that you left a young Sandile out in the back?” Michael asked the small stubby kid.
“Yes I did, why dose it have anything to do with you, it never won a battle and it will never evolve. It’s a useless Pokemon” replied the young boy. Both of his friends agreed and gave a snickering look at Michael. Michael was really angry at the way the young boy treated that Pokemon.
“It’s a useless Pokemon? A Pokemon is never useless, with love, care and determination you can do anything with your Pokemon. You can make them stronger and win battle or you can train them to become good at Contest. Once my brother said to me this ‘Practice, Practice make’s perfect’ You don’t deserve to be that Pokemon trainer” Michael said as his face became a lot more red than usual. Michael didn’t like shouting or telling off someone but when a Pokemon is involved and the trainer treats it like dirt, that’s when Michael gets angry.
“Fine why don’t you look after it!” the young boy exclaimed as began to walk off towards the exit of the Pokemon Center, not giving two cents about his Pokemon.
Michael knew that now he had to make Sandile feel loved and start a new relationship with this Pokemon, unlike its previous trainer. From then on Michael began pacing up and down the Pokemon Center waiting to hear the news that Sandile was OK and well. An hour later, the young nurse appeared from the white double doors and carried a silver tray with Sandile Pokeball.
“We heard the argument and the young boy left all his Pokemon hear to be healed whilst he goes off and looks for stronger Pokemon. I think that you will make a better trainer than that boy” said the Nurse as she handed over the small Pokeball to Michael. Michael grabbed the ball and clicked the small with button. A flash of red light appeared and a small Sandile sat on the floor with her leg’s crossed.
“Ready to go on an adventure” Michael asked the Sandile who looked up at Michael with his big boldly eyes.