(Leader? I guess Gardi's the closest to that)
Gardi stumbled backwards from the hit, but then used Psychic on all of the opposing pokemon, stopping them. "Leave us and we'll give you back your friend."
At that moment, Auria woke up and took in the situation.
"D-do it! If they get you... it's bad! They siphoned away my Evolutionary Energy, and if I ever begin to evolve again, I'll die from trying to use energy that I don't have! I don't want that to happen to anyone else!"
"What if it's a trap?" Mia asked.
"There's nothing you could do about it! Gardi could get you all right now. So just g-go!"
"What do you think, everyone? Trade or fight?" Crashu asked, everyone still frozen by the psychic.