Alpha withdrew his Pokedoll from his bag to toss at Sandshrew, the Pokedoll looked like a small pink plushie but it did its job. The Sandshrew hurried along inside the cavern when Alpha tossed the small doll into a dark cavern, you could hear the tapping footsteps of Sandshrew as it hobbled inside the cave in search for the intriguing Pokedoll. Alpha took a few steps to the right and was headed to the entrance of Mt.Deckbi, the massive active Volcano looked more intimidating when closer, as we were just a few meters away from the entrance I could feel a small tug on my belt, it was Zekrom, I didn’t know if I was going crazy or not but ever since I have caught Zekrom something has been beaming thoughts into my head. As expected a loud voice boomed inside my skull, echoing all around from my left ear to my right:
/What we are searching for is ahead, keep your footing steady and do not lose track of where you are/
“Infernape, come back into your ball, this isn’t a place to be mucking around,” I said to my Pokemon.
I reached for Infernape’s Pokeball on my belt and clicked the small white button on the dead center of the ball, with a bright white flash Infernape was retracted back into its Pokemon ball without a sound. I felt a bit vulnerable without having a Pokemon by my side but Alpha was here, at least I can call out for help if needed.
I stepped through the Mountains mouth, the atmosphere around me changed again. This was an active Volcano which could erupt and cover me and my ranger within seconds. Before entering I looked up to the sky to check the tip of the Volcano, the tip was open and black ash was flowing out of the top like a house chimney during the winter, the ash was strong in colour and the smell that it produced was undeniably because of the infused charcoal of the molten rock and the carbon dioxide fumes in the air, the smell travelled up my nostril and I could feel the hot dense ash burning the membranes of my nose. Alpha led the way into the cave, it was dark and you could only see around 3 meters ahead of you, luckily he had a flashlight. Alpha reached to his belt for his flashlight and drew it out like an old fashioned cowboy in a standoff. Alpha clicked the small black button on the light and it shone the way for us.
The cave opened up for me as we got a little bit further, I turned my head around to check the entrance but I didn’t realize we were already too deep inside to see the beginning, I could feel my stomach tossing and turning just due to the fact that darkness and small enclosed spaces was never my favorite. The humidity in here was unbelievably high, it was as if there was no oxygen at all and the water vapors throughout the air was clogging my breathing space, due to the high humidity I couldn’t even sweat to keep my body at its homeostasis temperature, I was surprised to see Alpha keep walking on as if nothing is happening. The human body ultimately stops when it hits 45 degrees, I needed to keep myself hydrated and keep eating to stop fatigue from hitting me in this remote volcano. I wondered if he could feel this heat or was I just going a little bit crazy but I guess he works here so he must be use to all the heat and dryness.
The cavern ahead was filled with steam geysers; air erupting out of its tip made the walk even more difficult to endure. I tilted my head up to look at the ceiling, it looks like the salt crystals have formed huge stalagmites on both the floor and ceiling, it must have taken millions of years for it to form this size. I measured the distance between me and the ceiling in my head, it looked to be around at least 10 meters high and the stalagmites from the floor and ceiling were about 5 meters in length. The cavern seemed to be very wide, as I couldn’t tell where the sides ended.
"We should be careful," Alpha warned Khun as they got deeper inside the cave.
I acknowledged Alpha with a small nod, the scenery changed again; I could feel the shadows of the cavern stalking us as we continued further down. I could have sworn I saw several lit torches behind a big rock a couple of meters ahead of us but as I squinted to take a closer but the shadow disappeared. I could hear rustling noises ahead of me it also sounded like the pop of small bubbles and on the corner of my eye I caught a glimpse of a bright red lava pool, the bubbles on top of the molten magma burst every couple of seconds and I was cautious to not get any closer than I was as the molten lava could heat up to 1300 degrees Celsius, meaning it could turn me into a puddle of carbon in less than a minute.
A shadow appeared from behind the magma pool, it was dark and hidden behind the magma pool and I could only tell that it had many protruding figures coming out of a small round body. As it came closer I heard a small cry coming from its direction. "Chan," it cried. It crept slowly towards us, I decided to take a few paces backwards and placed my hand on my Pokebelt just in case the Pokemon decides to attack me and Alpha. The black shadow slowly turned into a purple shadow as it came closer to revealing itself. The body was still bitch black and I couldn’t quite see it but from its round body I could see purple flames on top of what looked like candles coming from it. Two bright piercing lights then appeared from the body, from this distance they looked like to be eyes. A sudden wave of pain hit my head as the voice again boomed into my skull:
/There it is, unleash me and I will show it my rage/
The being moved closer and closer and now I could that this was not any normal Pokemon but one of the rarest and newest breeds of the Unova region; it was Chandelure the luring Pokemon. I snapped open my Pokedex and pointed its bright blue bulb straight at it, my Pokedex made a small beep and it started to speak.
“Chandelure the luring Pokemon it absorbs a spirit, which it then burns. By waving the flames on its arms, it puts its foes into a hypnotic trance.” The Pokedex beeped to end its transmission.
"A Chandelure, how lucky of you." Alpha clapped, looking at Khun and his decision
“Chandelure, I have spent months journeying through the darkest of caves and the highest of mountains in the Unova region looking for you. I can’t believe that after five minutes in this ghastly environment and under these blasted circumstances I have been given the chance to meet you face to face. Today will be your last day in the wild, after this you will join and become a vital member of my team but if you do not obey you will be destroyed so en garde Chandelure and prepare for the battle of your life,” I shouted.
I pondered on thinking about which Pokemon to use, Infernape was pretty worn out due to that battle with Sandshrew so it needs a little rest before I can send it back onto the battle field. Kingdra would seem like the perfect match for Chandelure, its water typing and resistant to Fire attacks could be a great advantage. I was just about to send Kingdra when the piercing voice echoed through my skull:
/USE ME AND LET IT FEEL MY ETERNAL WRATH/
I was like if my body was now on the mind of its own, I moved my hand slowly down to the third Pokeball on my belt my eyes twitched from side to side as my body continued to work against my mind. I laid my index finger on the white button in the center of the Pokeball, I gently pressed down on it. A bright white flash briefly occurred only to be darkened by the massive creature that lay ahead. The Pokemon that appeared was black in overall colour and looked like a gigantic Dragon; it has sparks of electricity racing up and down its body. It had two small wings reaching out from its back which was outlined in a neon blue colour, its two huge hands laid out as it flexed its humongous tail which looked like to be the exact size of a World War II cannon.
It laid out a low but loud roar, the shockwaves shook the cavern, feeling like if I was going to be caved in.
“Zekrom, calm down, you’re out of the ball now but please listen to me carefully we do not want to kill Chandelure, only weaken it enough so we can capture it,” I asked.
/As your wish/ it beamed into my head.
“Ok Zekrom, start off slow and use Imprison and force Chandelure to use moves that we don’t have, then ease into a Bolt Strike and hope to paralyze it.”
Alpha and I could clearly see Zekrom’s eyes brighten from its ruby red to a dark magenta colour, Zekrom’s outer body started to glow a dark purple colour; the purple glow fizzed and started to grow in radius. Zekrom let out a roar and pushed both arms and wings out of the side of its body. The purple concentrated fuzz around Zekrom then bolted towards Chandelure which looked like a small trap, almost prison like made for Chandelure to force it to use its own moves.
Zekrom’s tail then started to expand, the tip of his tail opened to show a cannon like opening and a small yellow seed could been seen growing. It looked like it was sucking in light to form a even bigger beam, the yellow seed grew like a plant would grow and within seconds it turned into the size of a soccer ball. The concentrated bright yellow ball was fizzing with electricity, the sound of chirping birds could be heard from the tail of Zekrom, this was a once in a lifetime sight. Zekrom was ready to fire its Bolt Strike at will. Bolt strike had the power of 100 power generators and had the speed of mach 1.5, the amazing power was feared by many and it had a great attack radius along with the chance of paralyzing the opponent. I looked over to Alpha and I could see the tips of his hair travelling towards Zekrom due to his static charge.
Zekrom twisted its tail and aimed it at Chandelure, within a second the beach ball sized electric surge of energy was shot in the direction of Chandelure, if this hit then this would surely be massive damage to it.