OOC: You think you could make us go on a little chase or something? Anything to help the MCR go up. Maybe a small expedition with the Drifloon or something xD?
IC: The Drifloon didn't appear to react to the taunting, which was probably going to be a problem. I figured that if it did do something and use a non-attacking move that I would just have to counter it with something. I would figure something out if that came up. Right now I was going to have to use Odor Sleuth. This move allowed Normal type moves and Fighting type moves to hit Ghost type Pokemon. This move would be particularly useful if Shadow was a Normal type Pokemon, but he had moves like Facade that I could try out if Odor Sleuth worked.
After he used that, I would have him use Howl and maybe use Sunny Day. Right now I had to make sure I used the right moves so that I wouldn't run into the same problem as last time. I did want to burn it again so that his health can go down slowly while I studied it. If I used the right moves, it could go down well. If I wanted to burn it like I did with the Skarmory, I could use Will-o-Wisp to do that. Or, I could use a move like Flamethrower and hope that it leaves the burn status in return, though that was a bit pushing it since the chances of that happening were pretty low. I knew that I needed to buy more time somehow, if only something would happen. I wanted to run some tests to see how it reacted.
First, I wanted to see how it would react under a status condition. I had made up my mind that I was going to use Will-o-Wisp and burn the Drifloon. I already saw how it reacted to Double Team and Taunt. It ignored Taunt, which I found was going to be quite useful in an actual battle if I caught it because then he wouldn't let his anger get the better of him if his opponent taunted him. That was a good sign. When Shadow used Double Team he once again didn't react too much, all he did was sway back and forth and give Shadow the right to move first, which was pretty sly of him. Drifloon wanted him to move first so that he could try and tell which were Shadow's clones and which one was the real one. It was a pretty smart move, but Shadow could control his clones and have his clones imitate everything he does so that wasn't going to help him much.
Since he could do that, it would make it harder for the Drifloon to tell them apart which would give Shadow the advantage even though he wasn't going to attack, yet. For now, I'd start the second test and see how it reacts under a status condition.
"Shadow, use Odor Sleuth, then switch into Will-o-Wisp on the Drifloon. If he figures out which one of you is the real one, then try and dodge it. Or you can counter it with an attack like Dark Pulse and power it up with Nasty Plot, just make sure you don't hit Drifloon yet." I called out. I knew which Shadow was real and which were clones. I knew him all too well, which wasn't a surprise seeing that he was my starter and we had been together for many years. However, I didn't look at him, I kept my eyes on the Drifloon. I was pretty interested to see how it would react or counter Will-o-Wisp.
What would happen first was Shadow would send off this gaseous smog like attack that would freeze the molecules of the Drifloon so that it couldn't phase in and out of its ghost form, which would in turn let Normal and Fighting type moves hit it. Then Shadow would open his mouth and create small blue fireballs and fire them at the Drifloon which would cause the burn.
If this all played out right, Drifloon would be able to get hit by Fighting and Normal moves, and it would also be burned. Drifloon might also attack, so Shadow was ready to counter that by powering up with Nasty Plot and knocking it away with Dark Pulse. Usually Nasty Plot and Dark Pulse was seen as a bad moves because it caused the user to produce bad thoughts, but it wasn't like that, or at least that wasn't the way I saw it. When he used Nasty Plot, it indeed did cause him to create bad thoughts in his head, but after he created them he'd be able to send them straight out in a pulse of dark energy, so he didn't keep them in his mind. It was more of a stress reliever in my opinion because he could release any thoughts he wanted that were bad. It was a win win situation. I just had to toy with it for a bit.