Exia was slowed down quite a bit. The Trick Room had engulfed him in a pink square as soon as he was within range. That gave Slowking the advantage with this as he swiftly dodged the Night Slash attack, however he was struck by the shards on the ground. That still cause a considerable amount of damage. That didn't slow him down however. The Slowking had concentrated its energy into its tail and released a massive steaming wave going towards Exia. Before his eyes, Exia was in one of those moments where time slowed down and couldn't hear anything except you're own heartbeat. His eyes were on the wave the entire time. He could hear the gentle, placid waters cresting back and forth as it hit the edges of the lake, lapping over the stone barriers that encompassed it. The trees were rustling back and forth as were the bushes. His sense became heightened for a brief moment in time. He was completely aware of the situation right now and it was amazing.
Kiryu blinked for a split second and ordered another command.
“Use Leaf Blade and spin at maximum velocity!"
The Gallade snapped out of his daze and ignited both of his arm blades with radiant green energy. The blades sharpened as he got in to his stance quickly and spun around, taking the attack head on. Since Leaf Blade was a Grass Type attack, the Water Type move wouldn't do as much as a direct hit would but Kiryu had other ideas. Linking up to Exia again, he calle for a Mid Spin Substitute. The spinning Gallade glowed white for a few second and out popped Exia while the clone was still spinning. Exia had used his life-force to create a similar clone in his likeness.
“Have the clone send the attack right back!"
“With pleasure!" roared Exia as the substitute rotated faster, swirling the water around with its rotational force. Soon there was a steaming whirlpool heading right back towards the Slowking. The Gallade had turned to his trainer, who had also commanded another Bulk Up. This time was essential to get as much use as possible or else it wouldn't matter at all. This Slowking was one step ahead of them so they needed to be three.