@NitroOOC: Going from Colossus POV
Location: Mt. Oktori
"I think I will battle it," John finally said. It appeared that he had a hard time deciding whether or not he wanted to do battle with Cryogonal. He finally decided that he wanted it."Stand back for this one, Dragonite. I can handle this with Infernape."
I knew that would be his choice. No one would send a Dragon type Pokemon in to battle an Ice type. Not unless they had something to prove or had no other choice. Infernape though, he was the obvious choice for this battle. However, he was going to have to take things slow. Weaken it down in a timely manner so that he doesn't knock it out.
I wasn't too informed on this Pokemon, and clearly, neither was Vortex since he couldn't get through the ice barrier and read Cryogonal's mind. That was a bit rare for him to be unable to do something like that, he usually managed with little effort. He could easily ready into John's mind right now if he wanted too, but his ethics didn't allow him too without permission.
John tossed out a Pokeball in front of him and a large, long-tailed, fire monkey was released. Infernape cried out its name twice and took a ready stance. "Alright, Infernape, let's not waste any time here. Start with Fake Out, and then transition into a Flame Charge!" He commanded. That was a good way to start in my opionion. Fake Out would do little damage, but also prevent Cryogonal from using a move rigt off the back. Flame Charge was a Fire type move that would be super effective on an Ice type like this one, but because it was a weak move, it wouldn't do much.
Infernape took off an incredible speed. The fire monkey raised his left and right arms above his head as he headed towards Cryogonal. He brought both hands together, making a small wave of energy that hit the Snowflake Pokemon. I saw Cryogonal flinch a little at the attack, but before it could even recover from the attack, Infernape hit it again. This time though, he was covered in flames. He slammed his body into the Ice types, who cried out in pain.
Infernape sped back to his original position at an ever greater speed than before. That was Flame Charge's after effect. It caused the speed of the user to rise one stage, this would come in useful later on.
Cryogonal laid in the ground. I wasn't sure what it was doing, probably catching its breath. That is what I thought, until I saw a small, light blue glimmer coming from its direction and a small force field like plate covered Cryogonal. The Pokemon was using either Light Screen or Reflect. However, judging by the attacks Infernape was using, it had to be Reflect.
This battle was just barely starting, so the interesting stuff was yet to come. John was taking this nice and slow, which was a good thing, because Cryogonal was going to be a tough opponent. He'd better not let his gaurd down.
Name: John Webster Shay
Total Money: $59500
Total Items: Apricorn Box, Digital Camera, Hyper Ball x3 Park Ball x3, Super Ball x3
TM/HM/BM/SM/MT: TM Flamethrower, TM Thunderbolt, TM Ice Beam, TM Substitute, TM Protect, HM Surf, HM Waterfall, TM Earthquake, TM Dragon Pulse, TM Stone Edge, TM Dragon Claw, TM Ice Punch, TM Roar, TM Thunder, BM ExtremeSpeed, MT Draco Meteor, SM Heal Bell, MT Superpower
Ability: Iron Fist
TM/HM/BM/SM/MT: HM Cut, HM Strength, HM Rock Smash, HM Rock Climb, TM Swords Dance, TM Earthquake, TM Hidden Power Ground, TM Brick Break, TM Protect, TM Shadow Claw, TM Stone Edge, TM Stealth Rock, TM U-Turn, TM Roar, TM Grass Knot, TM Substitute, TM Flame Charge, BM Fake Out, BM ThunderPunch, BM Encore, BM Counter