The shiny Smoochum flew upwards into the air, smashing into the side of the mountain. It cracked into an icy sheet, causing a patch of snow to fall down the mountain, covering Smoochum. When the snow cloud dissipated, I could see a small hole in the side of the mountain.
My Empoleon landed from his uppercut Metal Claw and struck a dashing cool pose like from a superhero movie.
“Good job, Torzure.” I calculated which move to use after Smoochum came out of the mountain. Maybe another drill peck would work.
Smoochum didn’t come out for quite some time. I was starting to worry that I knocked it out already. Suddenly, the mountain began to bellow from the hole as if it was a mouth. The mountain started to shake after a while, and it spat out the Smoochum and a huge stream of ice and snow. Smoochum rode the top of the icy wave like a surfer in the ocean. I could see the angry look upon its face beneath the bruises and slashes. It seemed to direct the wave right towards Torzure. The amount of packed snow was frightening.
“It’s using Avalanche,” Dee said in a firm voice. “Quick, Luxray! Protect!”
His Luxray immediately created a shield that ran along the border of the mountain side, probably so that Torzure wouldn't fall off the side of the mountain. The shield also surrounded Luxray, Dee, and me. Hopefully this complex Protect barrier would last for the entire attack.
But, what would Torzure do in the situation. If only I had taught it Protect from the TM my brother got me. Maybe Torzure could try to drill through it, but all that ice might freeze him. He has to figure out a way to dodge it all together. A hydro pump could propel Torzure away, but it takes too long to charge up; Torzure would be blanketed by icy by the time the first squirt would come out. Torzure need to be faster…
“Torzure, use Aqua Jet to get around it!” I yelled through the magical barrier.
Torzure pounced upwards, surrounding himself with a large coat of water. The water itself pulsated with rings of light blue color. Torzure shot up like a rocket towards the incoming Avalanche attack. The air around him whirled and spiraled out of the way, opposite the way Torzure was spinning. Torzure maneuvered through the air with the extreme speed of his Aqua Jet. I hoped that the speed was enough to hit Smoochum before the avalanche hit Torzure.