OOC: 29950 - 500 = 29450
"That's fine, and I understand," her Ranger said as he held his hand out for Jessie to drop the cash into. Jessie gave a slightly embarrassed smile as she let go of the neatly folded money that seemed to magically appear after Jessie punched in a few commands in her card.
"Thanks, ...Taither," Jessie said, pausing when she realized that she didn't know her ranger's name. However, a quick and hopefully subtle peak at the man's name tag solved that problem, and Jessie gave an honest smile. She hadn't really grown too much towards Gaius -- not that it was anybody's fault, but Jessie just didn't really connect with her previous ranger. She wanted that to be different this time.
"We still have a lot of this place to explore, so lets go see what we can find!" Taither said as he gave a brief nod to Jessie and turned around, headed deeper and deeper into the labyrinth of the Power Plant. Jessie was scared, to be honest. The flickering emergency lights, while probably a normal site to a regular ranger, was actually quite terrifying.
"I wonder what happened here," Jessie mused to herself as she followed her Ranger. Scenarios created in her imagination ran through in her head. She imagined that the worst things must have happened. Tables being thrown across the room at harmless scientists by a Magnezone, a massive pokemon with incredible power and control over metal. Scientists coursing with thousands of volts of electricity from the massive hands of an Electivire. Virtual pokemon emerging from the computer screens and flying directly towards them and --
Jessie snapped out her daydream trance as she realized that it wasn't just her imagination telling her about the virtual pokemon. A random computer monitor that happened to be intact flashed a glow of bright white light. Once the computer screen returned to normal, a pokemon had appeared where the light used to be. It seemed to have emerged from the computer, and Jessie knew only one pokemon capable of doing such an incredible feat.
"Porygon," she whispered to herself as she inspected the floating, pink and blue pokemon. It seemed almost unreal. Nothing natural in this universe could have been so two-dimensional, yet able to survive in a three-dimensional universe. Then again, Jessie remembered that Porygon wasn't natural, having been created by scientists attempting to create a new computer security system. Obviously, that plan didn't work, and Porygon production must have been shut down when they left the computers and were used as real pokemon. Now that they had become increasingly rare, Jessie could hardly believe her eyes as she stared carefully at the pokemon.
"This is quite the rare treat. Porygon are really hard to find and are very useful. Want to battle it and attempt a capture?" Taither asked, gesturing to the pokemon. However, Jessie couldn't hear much of anything. Her intense gaze had locked all her senses into the pokemon in front of her. She wouldn't be letting this pokemon get away, so she gave a brief and subtle nod to Taither as she finally processed what he was saying.
"Of course." Jessie narrowed her eyes at the floating pokemon. "Turning down this kind of opportunity would just be absurd. Porygons are so rare these days, and I could definitely use one on my team," Jessie explained as she pulled out her pokeball from her pocket. "You ready to have another go, Lanturn?" Jessie asked to the pokeball, which was answered promptly by the Lanturn popping out of its pokeball and appearing several feet in front of Jessie. The arrival of the new pokemon would definitely attract the attention of the Porygon.
"Okay, Lanturn, we can do this!" Jessie cheered as she prepared for the upcoming battle. "Let's start this battle off with some damage," Jessie said. "Remember, just like we practiced." Lanturn's unique typing of electric and water gave it a pretty interesting ability to combine water and electric attacks and deal massive amounts of damage. As such, Lanturn started firing out another Hydro Pump attack, one of the strongest water moves known to the pokemon world. However, Lanturn had laced the Hydro Pump attack with another attack; Thunder Wave, an attack notoriously known for paralyzing pokemon. The strong jet of water that had erupted from Lanturn's mouth was coursing with electric currents that might be able to paralyze the Porygon if they connected.
Jessie stared at the pokemon with intensity. This battle was definitely important, and it might end up being the highlight of her time at the park. She couldn't afford to mess this up.