Chandelure was making a mess of my team; its ability to block attacks while losing minimal health is what I have been searching for, a sturdy yet powerful Pokemon who can be used in all situations. Kingdra was just about to release its jet of black haze to Chandelure but was caught off guard when Chandelure just floated there tauntingly waving his lamp hand left and right as to taunt Kingdra into attacking it. Kingdra was agitated and Chandelure’s taunt had worked, things had started to crash down even harder than it seems.
"This cannot be good," Alpha suddenly told himself.
I could hear Alpha even though he was near whispering. I thought to myself how would I be able to weaken Chandelure without any non-attacking moves, it still had its unusual purple aura whisking around it along with a coat of acid armor protecting it from any physical moves. This would be a test for Kingdra but my with some smart thinking and Kigndra’s diverse movepool of physical and special attacks I should be able to weaken Chandelure enough to put it to sleep, though Chandelure had the unpredictability factor and it could pop out any surprise attack and catch us off guard.
“Think Khun, think!” I said to myself, “I need to weaken Chandelure, its aura and amazing defenses needed to be broken one way or another, so Kingdra prepare yourself for an all out assault!”
Kingdra wasn’t a Pokemon to be known for its great strength, it was more of a bulk Pokemon which can take hits and presume to survive so it could dwindle the opponent down to mere health but Kingdra also had the ability to sweep entire teams off their feet with its Dragon Dance combo, its most powerful moves included Outrage and Hydro Pump, giving it great type coverage but also great coverage in the aspect of attacking the opponents defense or special defense. Not only is it offensively great but its defenses allow me to inflict status and change weather to my advantage although right now Kingdra is close to useless with it being under the taunt. I had to figure out what to do and fast before Chandelure is able to damage it.
“Wait a second, Chandelure lacks any real sort of damaging attack in its movepool,” I said as the something big has just hit me.
I quickly whipped out my Pokedex and pointed to Chandelure again, the Pokedex registered with a small beep as the screen turned on to reveal a stock photo of Chandelure. I pressed the small red buttons on the Pokedex to direct me to the moveset of Chandelure, it was a Ghost and Fire attack and most of its moves are of fire type. This match now turned into my match, fire does 1/4th effectiveness on Kingdra due to its typing and with its defensive bulk Chandelure would not be able to damage Kingdra at all with fire attacks. Although the flaw of this defensive mindset was Chandelure was also ghost type and that was normal effectiveness against Kingdra but even with this strange aura powering Chandelure it should not be able to do much damage at all.
“That’s it; I’ve got to play this by my strengths and not his.” I turned to my Pokedex again to check the moveset of Kingdra and its extra moves it possessed.
It had a wide variety of water and dragon typed moves. Chandelure was fire type so it would ultimately be weak to water; its defenses are high but not high enough to be able to fully endure a hit of my same type attack bonus. This is it; I’ve got to hit Chandelure with a move that will really hurt it, a water move.
“Kingdra, listen carefully. Chandelure must be expecting a physical hit now since it has taunted you to attack but understand that physical hits are not always the right choice,” I slowly instructed Kingdra.
Physical hits against Chandelure would be a waste of time; it has already shown to have the ability to evade physical hits with moves like double team to raise its evasiveness. I had to hit it with a special attack, something out of its own books. I was then made aware of the strange purple aura around Chandelure again and realized that this special attack will not be full power due to the fact of the aura protecting its vital flames inside its body but this will have to do for now, until Haze is at the ready I need to hit it, switching to another Pokemon will be just as useless as it could just Taunt again or even worse, hit my incoming Pokemon which has lowered its defenses with a powerful attack.
“Kingdra, you need to channel your inner mystic water and raise all your mental power to produce this attack,” I shouted, “Dampen this damned environment with Surf!”
Surf, the most common water typed move available to water Pokemon. It has the power of a move like Thunderbolt yet it had the attack radius of a move like Earthquake, being able to hit all around him.
Kingdra started to churn the massive amount of water needed to pull of this attack, due to this humid environment Kingdra will be able to absorb the water vapor in the air and then turn it into water using its amazing homeostasis system in its body. Kingdra was about to blow as its stomach bloated to gigantic size, it released all the pressure within and a huge wave of blue sparkling water lit up the cave. I could feel the coolness of the water when the water gushed out of Kingdra’s mouth, it felt like a cool breath of air just ran down the back of my neck. Kingdra then jumped ontop of the 4 meter high wave, surfing the wave like a professional surfer riding the rips. It was intending to crash the huge volume of water right onto Chandelure, this was do or die.