OOC: Ataro, the CC is a bit off. should about 18.5k before this post.
IC: The grass knot was tied tightly around his snout. He knew he had to get it off fast before the Pawniard came in for an attack. I saw him raise his paws to try and cut it off, but in doing so, Shadow fell to the ground. He fell trying to claw the grass knot off because he needed didn't have a good balance. I hadn’t expect that since I had seen him do that many times with perfect balance, but I forgotten that this wasn’t just any situation and that he wasn’t in a totally calm mood. Because of my failure to do so, Shadow lost balance and fell to the ground. Despite that, he was still trying to rip off the vines from his mouth as fast as he could. I looked at him and shook my head. This was all my fault. This whole Mindbender dilemma was clouding my train of thought and my concentration was extremely off. If I didn’t pull it together soon, I’d have more trouble than I wanted.
I saw that the Pawniard got tired of waiting, and I should have expected that. Pokémon, especially wild ones, don’t just wait for you to attack when you‘re ready, they go and attack when they see an opening. I should have anticipated that it would attack. Pawniard charged forward, claws extended as he prepared to slash forward at Shadow. I knew Shadow could see this, and under normal circumstances, he would have just sprung up and retaliated with Iron Tail to send the Dark, Steel type Pokémon flying back and give him enough time to take the vines off. Since neither he nor I were thinking straight, we didn’t come up with that fast enough and Pawniard took this as his chance to do some damage. It struck Shadow hard on the face and I saw him flinch a little. From where I was standing, I could see two deep cuts.
That attacked seemed to get Shadow to focus a bit more and he managed to cut off the grass knot from his mouth, giving him back his Fire attacks. Shadow didn’t waste any time. He immediately rose to his feet and began taking in the air around him. The air expanded his lungs and the organ that fueled his fire attacks. I could see a ball of fire forming in his mouth as he aimed at Pawniard. The Steel Pokémon knew what was coming and squatted down to prepare to jump. It didn’t take Shadow long to create the ball of flames in his mouth
“Do it.” I whispered, and with a small push he exerted a large stream of flames towards Pawniard. The Dark type Pokémon leapt off the ground. It didn’t appear to time the attack right. Shadow managed to scorch its area below the stomach. Pawniard landed on the ground, immediately falling to its knees. I could see that attack did just the amount of damage that I had wanted it to do if not more. Now with that done, the Pawniard didn’t look like it had any more fight left in it.
I took this as my shot to capture the little guy. I quickly expanded the Supreme Parkball by pressing the center button. I stared at it, then at the Pawniard. This was it. It went by a lot faster than the battle I had with Zorua. I was kind of glad for that because I could go look for Mindbender. The thought of her being in pain gave me the chills. I did not feel anything though. Even though I had no communication with her, our bond was strong enough that if something had already happened to her, I would feel it and know about it. Since I felt nothing I hoped that she was alright. As long as I knew that, I wouldn't stop until I found her. I couldn't let anything get in my way.
“It is an ancient Pokémon. A Pokémon thought to have been a new species. A Pokémon that is so evil that even Darkrai was nothing compared to it. All of us are scared of it...” The sound of Zorua saying this ran through my head. What kind of new species was this evil? All the Pokémon in the park were supposed to be wild. It is said that no wild Pokémon is evil, only the influence of a bad Trainer could make a Pokémon evil. Was this an exception to that saying? Was that saying even legit? I sure as hell hoped so, because I knew of nothing that could be that evil. Zorua said it was ancient, but thought to have been a new species. If that was so then perhaps it didn’t count in that saying because it hadn’t been encountered yet. I wish I had some clue of what it was or that Mindbender would just teleport next to me and have escaped. I knew we couldn’t be that lucky. If we were, she wouldn’t have been kidnapped in the first place.
I could hear Shadow’s barking, bringing me back to the battle. He could see that I was distracted and called out to me. I looked at the Pawniard, who thankfully was too exhausted to do anything while I was not paying attention. If he had a bit more energy, this would have gone way worse than I had planned. I looked at my hand and saw the Supreme Parkball sitting here, enlarged and ready to be thrown. This was an incredibly rare Pokéball, you could only get one by either being lucky finding one in stock or win it at an event. I knew I wouldn’t have another one anytime soon and by looking at Pawniard, I knew it wouldn’t take much to capture it. If I was lucky, and I hated saying that in this situation, a Hyperball would do the trick. I put the Supreme Parkball back into my back and pulled out a red and black Hyperball. I quickly pressed the center button.
Then I had an idea. This Pawniard lived in this cave. I had to know what that creature was. Pawniard and his friends must be terrorized by this Pokemon. If that was the case then maybe this little guy would see that I am only trying to help. Maybe if he saw me fit as a Trainer he'd see that we have a shot at taking down this Pokemon, so I decided to give him a chance to join me. I slowly walked over to the Pawniard, I didn't want to startle him. I knew he could still attack me, but I wanted to ask him if wanted to join my team and help me take down whatever took Mindbender. I knelt down next to him and looking him in his eyes.
“You want to come with me and help me take down whatever is in the cave?” I asked it. “You might be scared, but if we stand up to it, it may leave you and your friends alone and stop terrorizing the Pokémon that live in this area. So what do you say? I could use your help in this matter. I have a feeling you know exactly what that Pokémon is and I’d like to know. I can also heal you up back to health in just minutes.” I extended my arm and held the Hyperball in front of him. I hoped he’d join me to find this creature and save Mindbender. Then we could be lifelong friends.