"There it is, Buzz... a Starly..."
I sat crouched in a bush with my Elekid as we stalked a lone Starly poking around at the grass. It was a beautiful summer day. The sun was out high in the sky and the shrubbery of the quiet and isolated route was in full bloom.
"Get ready..." I whispered quietly to my partner.
"Ele..." I could hear the anticipation in his voice when he spoke.
My little yellow buddy's body tensed up as he shot a weak jolt of electricity at the defenseless Pokemon. The Starly let out a cry as it was fried to a crisp by the super-effective attack.
"Sweet! Good job!" I yelled out as I high fived Buzz. "Now it's time to cature this little bugger. Go, Pokeball!" I cocked my arm back and threw my Pokeball like a baseball pitcher. I watched the Pokeball soar through the air, as if it was going in slow motion, rotating and spinning until... "WHAT THE!?" A full grown Staraptor swooped out of the sky and snatched the Pokeball at its apex in its giant tallons. "Give me back my Pokeball!" I shouted angrily at the Flying-type.
"Ele ele elekid!" Buzz also shouted to the thief, with his tiny fist clenched.
The Staraptor turned around swiftly and let out a ferocious cry as it tightened its grip on my Pokeball, completely crushing the capsule. It's mighty talons opened as the Pokeball fell from them in pieces.
Then, its body began to glow blue as it flapped its mighty wings a couple times before outstretching them and charging full speed directly at Buzz and I.
"Look out!" I screamed as my Pokemon and I jumped back into the bush we were hiding in.
The wild Pokemon came so close to us that the wind its wings knocked my hat off my head. Instead of hitting us, it kept going and slammed head first into a tree. It fell to the ground and shook its head, then turned around and let out another battle cry, even more vicious than before.
"Run Buzz, run!"
My Pokemon and I began running through the heavily wooded area with the wild Staraptor close behind, narrowly avoiding all the trees. We kept running until we finally saw a ledge, we jumped down the ledge and then stopped immediately, pressing our backs against the wall. The wild Pokemon flew right over our heads and almost immediately noticed where we were. It turned around and started coming at us with another Brave Bird attack.
"Buzz use Thunderbolt! Then run!"
Buzz launched another bolt electricity, however this one was much stronger than the one used on Starly. It struck Staraptor head on, but didn't seem to phase it.
Buzz and I both dove out of the way of the Flying-type's Brave Bird attack, this time the Pokemon crashed into the wall of the ledge. Feeling heavy recoil damage, it shook it's head again, but it still had more fight in it. Its eyes glowed a malicious red color as it flew over to Buzz and attempted to attack it with its beak, talons, and wings.
"Buzz, dodge it!" I yelled out to my Elekid.
Buzz was able to deftly dodge, dip, and duck each and every strike attempted by the enraged wild Staraptor, until it finally became winded and let its guard down.
"Now Buzz, THUNDERPUNCH!" I yelled at the top of my lungs, with a smile on my face and my fist clenched. I saw the opening, and so did my partner.
Buzz smirked as he cocked his fist back, which was sparking with electrical power, and slammed it his opponent's face, instantly knocking out the fully evolved Flying-type.
"Haha! That's the way to do it, Buzz! Go, Pokeball!" I, once again, threw my Pokeball like I was a baseball pitcher at the fainted Pokemon, it hit the Pokemon, turned it into a ball of energy, and crammed it into the Pokeball.
POP! The Staraptor burst out of the Pokeball and flew away. I sighed and put my head down. I came so close... yet I couldn't capture it. Buzz patted me on my leg to comfort me.
"Good job Buzz, you did amazing battling that thing. I just couldn't pull it off." I said, defeated.
Then, at the same time, Buzz and I remembered something-- the Starly! We sprinted back to where we first met the wild Staraptor to see a pack of ravenous Bidoof surrounding the fainted Starly.
"Buzz, Thunderbolt on the Bidoof!"
Once again, Buzz's little yellow body tensed up as he shot a bolt of electricity from the prongs on his head at the wild Bidoof. His attack only struck one Bidoof, but it knocked it out. All the other Bidoof quickly ran away at the sight of Buzz's powerful Thunderbolt.
I ran up to the injured Starly.
"Are you ok little guy?"
"Star..." it said weakly.
"Buzz, I'm going to run this guy to the Pokemon Center, return!" I returned Buzz into it's Pokeball as I picked up Starly in my arms and ran it to the Pokemon Center.
It was a long run; about a mile and half, but I felt responsible for this Starly's life. I had knocked it out and left it out in the wild at the mercy of any other wild Pokemon, I had to make sure it was ok. After about 10 minutes of running, my legs were incredibly sore and my entire body was cramping up, but we had made it to the city. I rushed across town to the Pokemon Center and gave the injured Starly to the nurse.
"What happened to it?" she asked me.
"I..." I started to tell the story, but then changed my mind and decided to lie. I couldn't tell this woman that I practically left a Pokemon out to die. "We were attacked by a wild Staraptor and Starly tried to defend me but he..."
"We'll have him healed up in a jiffy! Just wait in the waiting room." The nurse said as she cut off my story.
I let Buzz out of his Pokeball while I waited in the waiting room with a elbows on my knees and head down. What if Starly wasn't okay? I would feel horrible about myself.
But thankfully, after about an hour, Nurse Joy brought out the Starly and handed it to me.
She smiled politely. "Your Starly is fine, just a few cuts and bruises. Be more careful next time!"
"Thank you, Nurse. Will do. Have a good one." I said as I walked out the doors of the Pokemon Center.
"You too!" Nurse Joy called out.
When we got outside, I sat Starly on the sidewalk and got on my knees to talk to him.
"Look buddy, I'm really sorry. I was just trying to capture you... I didn't mean to hurt you like that."
The wild Starly just cocked its head and looked at me.
"So uh, you wanna join my team and travel with me?"
Starly straightened its head and let out a happy cry.
I laughed at the Flying-types enthusiasm. "Awesome, then just get into this Pokeball, bud."
I opened up a Pokeball and sat it on the ground next to Starly. He walked over to the Pokeball and pecked it, causing the Pokemon to be absorbed into the Pokeball.
Target Pokemon: Starly (simple)
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