...Caitie and Gregory stood on opposite ends of the stadium. Caitie let out the bug Pokémon, which screeched and flashed its blades. Gregory sent out his own Pokémon, something that looked like a pink metallic nut. "Forretress!"
The shell quickly opened, revealing two beady eyes and four tubes. The tubes shot out metallic spikes at high speed, then retracted back into its body. The shell closed again. Caitie commanded her Pokémon. "Scyther, slash it!"
The Scyther beat its wings quickly, then made a beeline for the Forretress. It deftly stepped over the spikes, then hit the Forretress with a wide slash. It had very little effect. Scyther hovered above the Forretress, then looked to Caitie for instructions. "Hit it again!" she shouted.
It made another powerful slash, which did the same damage as the first. The Forretress was completely unharmed. Caitie ruffled her brow, thinking hard. "Try prying it open!" she said.
The Scyther landed to the Pokémon's side. It tried to bury its scythe in the crease of the Forretress's shell, but the muscles holding the shell tight would not budge. After several tries, the Scyther gave up. Caitie rethought her tactic.
"One more minute," Gregory said. "You can ask for help at any time."
Caitie shook her head. There had to be a way to break that bug. "What attacks do Scyther know..." Caitie muttered.
"Quick Attack... Pursuit... Slash... False Swipe... Feint... Air Slash... Vacuum Wave... Vacuum Wave! Scyther, use Vacuum Wave!"
The Scyther flew into the air, spinning at an insane speed. It used its scythes like fan blades, sucking air toward it as it spun. The spikes around the stadium began to whip around on the ground, some embedding themselves in the Forretress's shell. Scyther turned in the air, flying past the Forretress as it spun. The wind caught on the spikes and the creases of the Forretress's shell, transferring the spin from the air to the Pokémon. The Forretress opened its shell to shoot a web out of its tube to try to stop. "Scyther, slash!"
Scyther flew down to the exposed Forretress, then buried its scythe into its soft interior. Gregory recalled his Pokémon. "Good show!" he shouted, then turned around to his students. "Scyther are extremely fast, and most of their attacks center around this...