I saw Trypticon’s attack pull of the way I wanted it too. The Surf attack he had delivered managed to get the Relicanth out of the water and into the ground. I moved a bit closer to further examine it. With those cheek bones, I could finally say it was a male. I wondered just how old this coelacanth was. Just how ancient was it? I knew that I was going to find out soon, which excited me even more. I could not wait until it was mine.
I looked over to Trypticon who was facing away from us and looking far into the lake. I was not sure what he was looking at, but I didn’t really think anything of it. Especially not now with the Relicanth in front of me. I could practically feel it in my hands. I was trying to block everything else from my mind so that I could think clearly. I didn’t want to screw this up, not after how far we had come and the amount of effort my Pokémon had put into this so far. It just wouldn’t be fair to them. Mindbender looked at me, waiting to see what I would say next. Problem was that I didn’t know what to do next. I wasn’t sure if it was the pressure of screwing up or the fact that I was too excited to think straight, but I was distracted and that was definitely not good. I needed to quickly relax and dish out something good enough to get the Relicanth to join my team.
“And you said I would get distracted.” She said telepathically. I could tell she was trying to calm me down. “You said concentration was key, so where is it? Just take a couple of breaths and think about this. I know what the pressure is like. You are trying hard not to mess this up and disappoint us, but honestly, the only way you can disappoint us is if you get distracted here. Keep yourself together and let me in this battle.” I smiled at her and nodded. She, like Shadow, always knew how to comfort me. That was one of the many things I liked about them. What I had to worry about know was which attack would be key to use. I didn’t want to dish out anything strong, but I didn’t want to use anymore weak attacks.
"We might have trouble incoming," Chainy said to me. I could hear the nervousness in his voice. As soon as he said that, I felt a cold chill go down my back. I could feel that it was something big. Something that might take away all my attention from the Relicanth and not let me capture it. I could not let that happen.
“Great!” I thought to myself. “This is just what we needed. Trouble. I was already going to be in trouble if I didn’t act fast. Now I had to hurry and capture this Relicanth before the trouble found us. “Why is it that trouble finds you at the worst possible times.” I grumbled. “Trypticon, stay in the water and let me know if you see anything coming in from anywhere. We don’t need any of this right now. At least not until we capture this Relicanth.” The Sea Star nodded and began scouting the area. I knew it knew something was out there, but what I wondered was what. I couldn’t worry about that now though, I had to worry about the battle I had here. I had to try to finish this battle and capture the Relicanth before the trouble, whatever it was, hit. I closed my eyes and tried to picture what I wanted to see.
I saw Mindbender standing a couple of feet away from the Relicanth. Her eyes were yellow and her arms were extended. She had electricity going through her body and flowing through her hands as it shot out at the rock-fish Pokémon. I could see it shocking the fish, but not quite doing enough to knock it out. I could see sparks of electricity around its body. My guess was that it was paralyzed. I may have not been able to put a status condition onto the Relicanth with a move like Confuse Ray, but perhaps if I was lucky enough, Thunderbolt would do that for me with its possible side effects. All I know is that I had to try it out. I was not sure if that was going to be enough to capture it, but I was going to try anyways.
“Okay, I want you to do one attack only.” I called out to Mindbender. She looked at me, listening carefully. “Just use a Thunderbolt attack at it. Don’t power it up, but don’t under do it either. Just let it form naturally and release it.”
“You know I will not disappoint you.” She calmly said.
“I know you won’t, you never have.” I said to her. “Wait for my signal, then use your Thunderbolt attack.”
She nodded, as she began walking towards the Relicanth. As she walked, her elegant ballroom gown moved from side to side, her hips keeping in sync. She usually didn’t walk like that, so I knew what she was trying to do. I was for sure that she was more focused on the battle at this point though than the Gallede.
I reached into my pocket and pulled out a fragrance that usually calmed down any Pokémon, making them easier to capture. That is exactly what I needed at this point. I couldn’t do this over the water because all it had to do was dive and it wouldn’t get a whiff of the fragrance. I walked closer to the Relicanth, as close as I possibly could. Then I looked at the bottle.
“Calming Fragrance Plus!” The small blue bottle read. I opened it and wafted it towards the Relicanth, hoping it would calm it down. I could smell it. I know knew why they called it that. It did indeed smell quite relaxing. I waited about a couple of seconds before taking out a Hyperball.
“Okay, use it now!” I called out as soon as I thought the fragrance was beginning to work. Mindbender released her Thunderbolt attack. It was heading straight for the Relicanth. Seconds before it hit, I tossed the Hyperball at the Relicanth. I had a good feeling I had timed it right and that right after the Thunderbolt attack hit the Ancient Pokémon, my Hyperball would hit it, sucking it inside. If this was so, all I had to do now was wait and see if it was a successful capture or not. I was hoping it would be since we hand inbound trouble coming in. This was all too exciting for me. Part of me didn’t want to watch, but the other part wanted to watch because it didn’t want to miss the moment if it was a capture.