28th April 2011, 10:01 AM
Re: Individual RP: Ebail
Infernape, and Gurdurr once again exchanged a powerful set of attacks. Both sides health was starting to drop at an increased pace now. Infernape and Gurdurr were both short of breath, and were having a hard time trying to catch it, but as strange as it sounds, even though both sides were growing more, and more tired neither side was willing to give up. In fact Gurdurr wasted as little time as possible before going back to attack again, it saw an opening after Infernape jumped back into position, and it decided to take advantage of it by beginning to charge at Infernape once more with its fist glowing just like it had been doing during Gurdurr's previous attack. However, Gurdurr was a lot slower than it was just a few moments ago, that must have meant this battle was taking a lot out of Gurdurr, and it was doing everything in its power to keep fighting, or so I would have thought had I not noticed the last attack Gurdurr used was Hammer Arm. Hammer Arm is an incredibly powerful attack, but it comes with a consequence, after it hits the users speed drops. Hammer Arm was a move that was to either be used as a last resort, if you didn't want to sacrifice speed in order to deal damage, or an attack to be used by a Pokemon that is already slow. Either way an attack with that much power will hurt anyone its able to hit regardless of type resistance.
I noticed out of the corner of my eye that Ambipom was still out of its Pokeball, and was watching every moment of this fight. "Heh, you're enjoying watching this aren't you Ambipom?" I said to the purple monkey who turned to me, and smiled. I thought that that was good and all, but I needed to quickly think of an attack for Infernape to do before Gurdurr could reach it and damage it some more. Just then, after glancing at Ambipom, I thought of a move that Infernape could use. I had Ambipom to thank for this seeing as how it knew this attack, just like Infernape did, and I had it use it in its battle with Vanillite earlier which is why it crossed my mind now. Before telling Infernape what to do next I turned back to Ambipom, and said, "thanks Ambipom, whether you know it or not you were just a big help to me". I was glad I left Ambipom out of its Pokeball, it was always a big help to me whether it was in battle, or out of battle.
"Now is the time Infernape, use a ThunderPunch attack, as well as a Mach Punch on Gurdurr now!" I knew Infernape wanted to keep the combat with Gurdurr as close as, even at the risk of being hit with an attack by Gurdurr, so I figured this was the best plan to use right now. Gurdurr had already increased its defense so just a ThunderPunch, wouldn't be enough to damage it I figured since Gurdurr wasn't weak to it, and since Infernape wouldn't get STAB from it, I figured adding a Mach Punch would be handy also since it is weak in power even if Infernape gets STAB from it. Plus there was also no guarantee that a single attack at this point wouldn't be canceled out by Gurdurr's attack. I kept running this over, and over in my head, and each time my thoughts always ended the same way, neither Infernape, nor Gurdurr would modify the power of ThunderPunch, and Mach Punch is a rather weak attack so I'm certain that Gurdurr would survive this double attack.
Infernape stood in perfect position, and made both of its hands into fists. One of Infernape's fists then began to surge with power before turning yellow in color, and started to have electricity circulating around both fists. At the same time Infernape began to throw other punches in place with its other fist to get ready to attack with it. I wasn't sure if both attacks would hit, or if one would hit while the other gets canceled out, or if they would both be missed, and there was also always the chance that Gurdurr would get paralyzed from the ThunderPunch making it easier to capture, and at this point in the battle it wouldn't have even mattered if Gurdurr did have Guts, because being paralyzed at this point would do more harm instead of help. However this was all just speculation, there was no evidence that the attacks would hit, or leave an after effect, it was all just a gamble.
Mach Punch was an increased priority move, so when taking that into account I figured that once Mach Punch was used, should it hit Gurdurr it would catch it off guard and leave it wide open to be hit by the ThunderPunch. Infernape started to sprint over at Gurdurr faster than it normally runs, and while doing this it had the ThunderPunch charged up in its left fist, while it was still rapidly throwing punches with its right fist. As Infernape got closer to Gurdurr I couldn't help but say, "I hope I didn't overdo this a little".
Last edited by Ebail; 30th April 2011 at 06:55 AM.
2nd May 2011, 07:08 AM
silence and sound
Re: Individual RP: Ebail
Elisa found herself raising an eyebrow as Eric thanked his Ambipom. How had he helped the trainer in this battle? What did he do to inspire him? She shrugged, noticing the Gurdurr was very close to delivering his attack. Eric had little time left to call out his order, and for Infernape to execute it.
"Now is the time, Infernape. Use a ThunderPunch attack, as well as a Mach Punch on Gurdurr, now!" he shouted in the nick of time. The Flame Pokemon got into position, his fists both getting filled with power and energy.
The female ranger's eyes opened wide in realization. The Attack Combo he was performing at this very moment was like that of Ambipom's Fire Punch and ThunderPunch Combo earlier. Now it was just like that, except, instead of the hands on Ambipom's tail, it was really his fists. The left one was bursting with electricity, sparking yellow, while the other was glowing brightly with Fighting-type power.
The attack caused him to lurch forward, the power and speed pulling him. The next instant, the right hand made contact with the Wild Muscular Pokemon's body as the opponent's DynamicPunch managed to ram into Infernape's chest. The blows made both of them wince, and were sent flying backwards.
Eric's Pokemon stood with a dazed and dizzy expression plastered on his face. His left hand was still glowing a yellowish gold color, though it was evidently weaker with less electric currents surrounding it.
He looked over to the Gurdurr, who was laying seemingly helplessly on the cave's floor. Fortunately, he still remembered and understood his trainer's commands, being the docile Pokemon he was. However, he felt quite harsh if he was to attack that Fighting-type while he was down. He couldn't just do that now, could he?
But, again, being the very obedient creature he was, he obeyed, continuing to charge up his weakened fist. In a few moments time, he managed to concentrate all his remaining energy into this one attack.
The opponent, on the other hand, was struggling to stand. Slowly, he sat up, focusing his eyes on the Infernape. He sighed heavily, he had been defeated alright. He let out one last low, yet audible enough, growl, before plopping back down. He braced himself for the impact of this, hopefully, last attack.
The Fire-Fighting-type dashed forward, closing his eyes as he concentrated to give this punch his all. Upon reaching the Gurdurr, he flung his arm forward. His glowing fist made contact with him, sending shock waves of electricity through his body.
Infernape breathed a sigh of relief, he hadn't knocked him out just yet. He looked back to the teen, telling him something like, "The battle is over. He's ripe for the catch."
Then, suddenly, a burst of embers grew into a Fire twister that enveloped the entity. He jumped back quickly, sprinting back to his trainer. He just couldn't watch the flames engulf the enemy... No. The Fire Spin's after-effects could, possibly, cause the Muscular Pokemon to faint. Could all his hard work just go to waste? Had he done all this for nothing? Or would the Gurdurr live?
Infernape's - as well as Elisa's - questions were answered soon enough as the ranger walked over to the wild creature after the fiery cyclone had died done. Slowly, she looked at him, watching his chest heave up and down at a very slow pace. She lifted her head, smiling eagerly at Eric. "He's fine! You've done it, I hope."
Wild Gurdurr (M, ???)
Currently Using: [none]
Last Move Used: DynamicPunch
Status: [SPD-1][Fire Spin-3]
Infernape (M, Docile)
Last Move Used: Mach Punch + ThunderPunch Combo
Location: Mt. Oktori
Encounters Left: 9
Area Effects: Cold breezes of air.
Pokemon Encountered: Sneasel (F, Hardy)|Machop (?, ???)|Bagon (?, ???)|Vanillite (M, Lonely)|Makuhita (?, ???)|Tyrogue (M, ???)
Current Encounter: Gurdurr (M, ???)
Pokemon Captured: Sneasel (F, Hardy)|Vanillite (M, Lonely)
Total Items: 2 Park balls; 2 Super balls; 2 Hyper balls; 1 Full Heal; 5 Super Potion; Premium Honey; 1x Family Repellent
MCR: 22, 807/25, 000
Infernape (M) -- 35.5%
TM/HM/BM/SM/MT: TM Swords Dance, TM Earthquake, TM Hidden Power (Dark), TM Will-O-Wisp, TM Stone Edge, MT Role Play, BM Encore, BM Fake Out, BM ThunderPunch
<Currently Out of Ball; Currently Engaged in Battle>
Scizor (M) -- 71.5%
TM/HM/BM/SM/MT: TM Toxic, TM Mimic, TM Rest, TM Substitute, TM Curse, TM Hidden Power (Fire), TM Snore, TM Protect, TM Endure, TM Return, TM Swagger, TM Sleep Talk, TM Attract, TM Steel Wing, TM Light Screen, TM Brick Break, TM Facade, TM Roost, TM Fling, TM U-Turn, HM Cut, HM Rock Smash, HM Defog, BM Reversal, BM Baton Pass, MT Bug Bite, MT Superpower
Ambipom (M) -- 81.5%
TM/HM/BM/SM/MT: TM Thunder Wave, TM Return, TM Ice Punch, TM Thunder Punch, TM Fire Punch, TM Taunt, TM Brick Break, TM Aerial Ace, TM Facade, TM Snatch, TM Shadow Claw, TM Grass Knot, TM U-Turn, BM Counter, BM Fake Out, MT Seed Bomb, MT Low Kick
<Currently Out of Ball>
2nd May 2011, 08:57 AM
Re: Individual RP: Ebail
OOC: I plan to end this run if I capture Gurdurr, just so you know.
Infernape landed two powerful punch attacks on Gurdurr, however Gurdurr was still also suffering from the effects of Fire Spin. That double punch combo, as well as Fire Spin proved to be trouble, because Gurdurr was already very weak, and now there was a very high chance that also this damage at once would be more than enough to knock the Fighting-type out, making it unable to be caught. To see if Gurdurr was knocked out, or not, Elisa decided to walk over to the Fighting Pokemon, as it was laying on the ground after its last encounter with Infernape. All I could do was wait for Elisa's response. As I waited for her to find out if Gurdurr was okay I couldn't help but think of Infernape. Infernape may have been able to land two powerful punches on Gurdurr that brought it down to the ground, but at the same time Infernape was hit by a powerful punch that sent it flying back some distance. I had to admire Infernape's will, and resilience after that, it took the full force of Gurdurr's attack head on, but it still got back up, and remembered my commands. If this didn't prove Infernape was one of the toughest, and most obedient Pokemon out there, then nothing ever would.
I turned my head over to Elisa as she got right in front of Gurdurr, and made sure I was listening clearly when she told me its condition. "He's fine! You've done it, I hope," Elisa yelled out for me to hear.
"Yeah! That's wonderful!" I screamed out in excitement that I hadn't gone too far with that last combo. "Well, I suppose now will be the best time possible to try to catch this thing, I don't want this battle going any further then it has to, but first things first. Hey Infernape, you did a wonderful job out there, I'm grateful, and incredibly proud of you, so how about coming back here and taking a much needed, and deserved rest now," I said to my Infernape as I pulled its Pokeball out for it to return, and rest.
"Okay, if I'm going to do this I better do this right now," I said to myself as I reached into my pocket, and pulled out one of the Hyperballs I brought along with me, just in case I were to battle with an evolved Pokemon such as Gurdurr.
I made the Hyperball full size, took aim at Gurdurr, who was still lying on the ground incredibly exhausted from the battle it was in, and without wasting any more time I tossed the ball at Gurdurr, and waited to see if all of Infernape's hard work paid off, or if this battle with Gurdurr was not over yet.
3rd May 2011, 02:32 AM
silence and sound
Re: Individual RP: Ebail
"Yeah! That's wonderful!" the trainer cheered in excitement when he heard all the hard work he and his Pokemon had done was not going down the drain. "Well, I suppose now will be the best time possible to try to catch this thing, I don't want this battle going any further then it has to, but first things first."
He turned to his Infernape, thanking and praising him for all that he had done battling the Gurdurr. The Flame Pokemon nodded as Eric unclipped a Pokeball from his belt. With a flash of red light, he was zapped back into his housing to get a very needed and well-deserved rest.
Elisa took a few steps back as the teen reached into his pocket, retrieving an orb. This one was not like the other Parkballs he had used earlier on Sneasel and Vanillite. It was a Hyperball, the only ball that was designed to catch Pokemon that were in their Second Stage - other than the Masterball, of course. In the ranger's opinion, a Hyperball had a better chance of capturing the Gurdurr than a Superball.
Eric pressed a button, which was on the center of the sphere, causing it to enlarge to its full capacity. He tossed the globule at the Muscular Pokemon. The center of it tapped him lightly before opening up to release a red-colored zig-zagging erratic beam, which then sucked him into the orb.
The sphere fell to the cave's ground with a soft thud, shaking once... Twice... And then a third time. This signaled that the wild entity had successfully been captured.
"Congratulations, Eric!" she called to the trainer as she picked up the Hyperball. The female ranger suddenly remembered what he had said earlier about leaving if he would be able to capture the Fighting-type he wanted. "Now, do you want to keep going?"
"No thanks. I'd like to go back now, but thanks a lot for being a great ranger! It's been really fun going through Mount Oktori," he answered, recalling Ambipom to his Pokeball as well.
"Sure, no problem. And, it's my job, after all," Elisa replied with a kind smile. She led him back through the way they had come from.
Once outside of the mountain, she released Nia - her Staraptor - out into the snowy and grassy field. The ranger hopped onto the Flying-type, gesturing to Eric to climb on, too.
"Okay, Nia, take us back to the Docks - preferably the Ranger Outpost. You know the way, don't you?" Elisa told her Pokemon as she calmly rubbed the neck of the bird. She growled in affirmation, spreading her wings and taking to the sky.
Name: Eric (Ebail)
Location: Mt. Oktori
2 Park balls; 2 Super balls; 1 Hyper ball; 1 Full Heal; 5 Super Potion; Premium Honey; 1x Family Repellent
Hardy Female Sneasel; Lonely Male Vanillite; Bold Male Gurdurr