The students at Cherrilli Academy are just like the kids at any other school. They have their friends, enemies, boyfriends and girlfriends, and tons of drama, but they are Pokemon trainers! Each trainer is a member of a team that represents a Pokemon region. The teams compete against each other for the grand prize at the end of the semester. Good luck!
Post by Sawyer Fylan on Feb 17, 2014 23:19:56 GMT -5
Sawyer had a great plan for catching and training her Pokemon. She wanted to catch new Pokemon while making sure her own were consistently improving. She also had a strategy for where she would go to find said Pokemon. Her first stop was the park. She did not want to venture into the forest first because that was so obvious. Everyone did that. Besides, there were so many Pokemon there that she did not want to explore it until she had more than one Pokemon. It would be more efficient that way. The park had fewer Pokemon, so she would battle one that met her requirements.
Kopa, the Litleo, happily padded beside her. It felt good to get outdoors after being cooped up in a Pokeball in the principal's office for so long. He liked his trainer already. They seemed to have a lot in common. He had jumped at the chance to come out to the park and train. He wanted to become big and strong so that he could face anything that came his way! His senses were open as the two of them made their way to the back of the park, looking for signs of life.
The forest was the safest place to be, but it didn’t have the rich flora that the park had. The little deerling snuck around the still-green bushes and dead trees, sniffing out for acorns. Her stomach rumbled rather loudly and her big ears dropped with embarrassment. What kind of wild pokemon couldn’t find food properly? She felt very silly. Still, what if she found some bread? Oh, or a whole basket of apples? Mm, she loved apples. That’s why she loved the park!
The deerling skidded to a stop when her cover suddenly ran out. She was exposed, and worse yet, she saw a fire type! It looked like a predator, too. The deerling stuck true to her nature and froze up, tail flashing high in fright. <Uwah…> she muttered in her native tongue. <I… I…>
Last Edit: Feb 18, 2014 13:43:04 GMT -5 by Deleted
Post by Sawyer Fylan on Feb 18, 2014 16:46:15 GMT -5
Kopa saw the Deerling first. His fur bristled as he stalked forward. <What do you want?> he said in a low growl. He wondered if he would be allowed to fight this Pokemon. If he was to be honest, she did not look like much. She could not even form a complete sentence.
Sawyer frowned at her Litleo's behavior. Perhaps he was a bit too aggressive. She was going to have to work on that. "Calm down," she said to him. She thought for a second before deciding that she did not want to catch this Pokemon. If she was out training, she would battle it, but she really wanted to find something else. She did not want to scare the Deerling unless she had to. Maybe she could help them. "It's alright," she said to the wild Pokemon. "We won't hurt you." Kopa grunted as he backed off and stood by his trainer. "We won't bother you if you can show us some other cool Pokemon around here." She was ready for the Deerling to run off, though. It looked pretty scared. If she did so, they could just continue searching for something else on their own.
The deerling cowered back from the litleo, turning her head away in fright. Terror caused her to tremble. The little deerling looked up to the trainer when her somewhat soothing voice tried to comfort the brown pokemon. She frowned. Cool…? Hm, well, the deerling didn’t know what cool meant. She ducked her head, still shivering in fright.
<I-I’ve got a strong friend…> Well, she thought he was strong, anyway. <And, there’s another one, who’s looking for a trainer, actually…> She suddenly pinned her ears down, remembering a terrible bully who often stalked the park. <B-But, um, if, if you’re looking f-for strong pokemon, then, um, I… know someone.> Would this trainer be interested in catching her constant tormentor? She’d be ever so grateful. However, she knew she wouldn’t be able to force them to do anything. That litleo was too scary. <S-So, which is it?> She sort of wished she hadn't mentioned her friend, now that she thought about it.
Will you follow the deerling to the friend, the hopeful, or the bully?
Post by Sawyer Fylan on Feb 18, 2014 19:11:25 GMT -5
Kopa knew his trainer could not understand Pokemon talk, so he would have to make the decision for her. Good thing he knew the type of Pokemon she would like to catch. His fur relaxed as he sat down and began to contemplate. Sawyer would definitely want a strong Pokemon. Either the first or the last the Deerling mentioned would be good. The first was her friend, though, and he did not know if his trainer would like take that one away. From the way the Deerling spoke about the last, the Litleo could tell it must be strong indeed. How strong? He did not care. He could take on any Pokemon who challenged him, no matter the disadvantage. <The last one,> he said confidently. <The strong one you know.>
Sawyer did not know what the Pokemon were saying, so she could only hope that Kopa was good at negotiating. At least the Deerling had not run away. From the long pause followed by a comment from Kopa, she could guess the Deerling was giving them some sort of choice. Maybe she knew several Pokemon. She had faith that her own would know what she wanted. "What he said," she said in confirmation. This better be good.
OOC: I hope he knows what he's getting himself into...
The deerling nodded. <P-Please, f-follow me, then…> She started down the path, legs quaking with an awareness that she was going exactly to the part of the park she liked to avoid. After a minute or two of walking, the trio would arrive at a particularly large tree. It was dead due to winter, but come spring it would burst into a multitude of green vines. Yes, they had arrived at a weeping willow.
<I-I’m sorry,> the deerling suddenly squeaked. <I just can’t stay here! I can’t!> With that, she ran off.
The duo wouldn’t have to wait for action for long. Among the branches of the weeping willow, an ekans had been waiting. The purple pokemon watched the trainer and pokemon. A soft hiss escaped her throat as she slithered down the tree, glaring all the while at the trainer and pokemon. <Whaaaat do youuuuu waaaaant?>
Post by Sawyer Fylan on Feb 18, 2014 20:59:57 GMT -5
Sawyer and Kopa followed the Deerling down a path. The trainer looked around as she walked. She wondered what all lived around here. She stopped when the Deerling did. That weeping willow was kind of cool. She was startled by the Deerling's sudden departure. What exactly where they going to be up against? Then she saw her. The Ekans looked pretty tough indeed, which made Sawyer want to catch her. She was sure she could train her to become a great, strong Pokemon. "We are here to challenge you to a battle," she said, straightening up. She did not doubt this Pokemon would accept. She already began planning a strategy inside her head.
Kopa held his head high as he stepped forward to face the Ekans. He was not afraid of her. He was not weak like that Deerling. <Do you accept?> he said, a challenge in his voice. He could already feel the power from his mane flooding throughout his body.
The ekans watched both trainer and pokemon, her tongue flicking out on occasion to taste the cold air. Mm, it was so cold. That litleo smelled like fire and ashes on her tongue. Her lidless eyes trained onto the human. Too big, she decided. But, the litleo? The litleo was perfect. <I aasssept,> the snake began, rising up into striking position, <if youuu caaan compppreheeend what youuu’ve jusssst sssstarteeed.> Her intimidate ability activated. She chuckled a bit, the sound like tires decompressing.
With that, she lunged forward. Her jaw opened wide, fangs dripping poison. She leered intently. <I’ll eat you alive.> And she meant it. Oh, did she mean it. Kopa and Sawyer might have come out here to find a new partner and train, but unless they beat this ekans, they might be one short of their intended number.
Meanwhile, in the distance, a small shape watched from the shadows. If things started to look bad, he might jump in. However, from what his deerling friend just told him, the trainer was more interested in doing this herself. He didn’t want to go out there just to get rejected.
Post by Sawyer Fylan on Feb 18, 2014 22:56:42 GMT -5
There was something odd about the way the Ekans was staring at them. Sawyer decided to ignore it. She had accepted the challenge, and that was all that mattered. This was going to be a tough battle, but the trainer believed in her Pokemon. And it was not like the results would be deadly if they lost, right? "Kopa, dodge it and use Fire Spin!" Fire Spin was a good move to start off with because, if it hit, it would cause damage for four to five turns. She was glad that Litleo knew more than just Tackle at this level. His fire would surely help them in this battle.
Kopa scoffed at the Ekans' threat. She was going to eat him? He could eat her if he wanted to! He just did not care for the taste of poisonous snake. While his rivalry ability activated, he could also feel great heat surging through his mane, giving him power from the fact that he was facing a strong opponent. He enjoyed the prospect of being an underdog. This was going to be great. While the Ekans used Leer, he was given enough to to leap out of the way of the Poison Sting. <Ha!> He exclaimed. Then he turned towards his opponent and let out a wave of fire that spun in the air and would encircle the Ekans if she did not get out of the way.
Level: 5 Attacks: Tackle, Leer, Ember Egg Move: Fire Spin Abilities: Rivalry, Unnerve, Moxie Hit By: Leer Used: Fire Spin Health: High Green
The snake’s poison sting missed. She hissed, nasal passage rattling with the sound. Her golden eyes remained unblinking as the fire of the cub danced over her skin. She recoiled for a second, trying to get used to the sensations the move swept over her. He wanted to play the endurance game? She could play the endurance game. And, as a cold-blooded creature, patience was more than a skill for her. It was a way of life. Could the hot-blooded Kopa attest to the same?
Finally used to the flames, the ekans rushed at the litleo once more. She continued to use leer, unwilling to let his defenses remain high. She would swallow him whole and she would be warm, fat, and happy for it. The poison predator attempted to use wrap. While Kopa wouldn’t be affected by his own move, he would feel her own crushing weight. Further more, if she landed this hit, she would be able to free up her jaw for a more damaging move.
Attacks: wrap, leer, poison sting
Abilities: shed skin, intimidate
Hit by: fire spin (1/5)
Used: wrap, leer
ooc: the rivalry ability lowers the base power of a move against an opposite gender foe. it only raises it against a foe of the same gender.
Post by Sawyer Fylan on Feb 18, 2014 23:59:03 GMT -5
That Leer was not good news. Once Kopa was finally hit, he was going to take a lot of damage. They were just going to have to try to dodge for as long as possible. Sawyer had to think quickly before the Ekans attempted to strike again. The snake was probably going to rush towards Kopa again, so they were going to have to find a way to get out of the way and attack as well. At least they had Fire Spin going for them. Then she got an idea. She figured they should start with Leer as well so that the Litleo's attack would do more damage. "Kopa, you use Leer too. Then jump and use Ember on the ground and then at the Ekans." She hoped this would work.
Kopa was satisfied when his fire hit. That would show her. He prepared himself to move for when she attempted to attack. His ears twitched as he listened to his trainer. That seemed to be a good strategy. He bunched his muscles to prepare. He leered at his opponent as she started to move. When the Ekans got close to him, he leapt into the air as high as he could. Then he turned and aimed his Ember towards the ground, which gave him even more momentum to continue sailing over the Ekans. When he was satisfied that this would work, he switched to sending the fire balls at the Ekans herself. He landed on his paws on the other side of the snake, skidding to a halt int he dirt. Then he quickly spun around so that he would be ready for whatever came next. He was smoking!
Level: 5 Attacks: Tackle, Leer, Ember Egg Move: Fire Spin Abilities: Rivalry, Unnerve, Moxie Hit By: Leer Used: Leer, Ember Health: High Green
The burning snake landed roughly on the ground, skidding a bit in the dead grass. It wilted around her, though it didn’t quite burn. She watched wordlessly as the litleo used his ember, turning her face away when it hit her. The warmth was a strange sensation. Better than the cold but more painful. How would it feel in her gut? Would it be sweet, like young rattata? Or, would it be bitter, like old butterfrees?
However, rather than wasting time writhing in pain, she forced herself to slither forth to be where the litleo would land. He had pressed his luck enough. He might have avoided her by jumping into the air and using his embers to stay aloft, but he lacked wings or means to actually fly. Even he could not change his direction for landing. As such, she stood a good chance of finally wrapping around him. It was her sole focus. Once more, she hissed. Kopa and Sawyer were a good team, even the predator had to admit that. However, she was hungry and the cub was just too enticing.
Post by Sawyer Fylan on Feb 19, 2014 11:13:49 GMT -5
Sawyer gritted her teeth when the Ekans was finally able to wrap around Kopa. At least it was not a dangerous attack that would do much damage in an of itself. it would only pose a problem if she continued to hold on and perhaps use another attack in close range. But the Litleo was also in a close position to attack as well. "Don't give up, Kopa. Use Ember!" If this would not cause the Ekans to let go, at least it would do her some damage as well. They may have to see who could hang in longer.
Kopa thought he had been victorious, but suddenly, something wrapped around him. He let out a small gasp in surprise. Dang, that Ekans had got him! He growled as he tried to move around to face her. This was not good. He knew she could do some serious damage from this position. He decided to listen to his trainer. He could not think of anything better to do at the moment. At least it would not be hard to miss; he could aim anywhere. He opened his mouth and shot out his Ember at the closest purple spot he could see.
Level: 5 Attacks: Tackle, Leer, Ember Egg Move: Fire Spin Abilities: Rivalry, Unnerve, Moxie Hit By: Wrap Used: Ember Health: Low Green
Now that she finally had him in her grasp, it was all but assured that he wouldn’t be walking away from this. He was within her grasp; she wouldn’t even have to actively use wrap anymore. Unless he knew of a move to get her off, for the next few turns--she had been known to cling on for five, but wasn’t feeling quite up to par for that, right now--he would have to with her trying her hardest to keep him within her grips. That being said, the event backfired ever so slightly. Already flaming, it was only natural that another ember would burn her. A section of her scales blazed beautifully for a moment before being rendered scorched, pitch black. She let out a terrible groan of agony.
<Youu’ll paaaay forr thaat!> she swore, bringing her head up. Her jaws parted and her fangs glistened with venom.
She intended to give him a little kiss on the neck, one he wouldn’t soon forget. The deerling had been right to be afraid. She was a predator, through and through. The brown pokemon would not get the best of her. Though, she did have to hope her shed skin ability would kick in.
Off to the side, the bushes rustled. The onlooker from earlier was still debating about entering the fray. He really didn’t want to fight the ekans, but this was going to end badly if the fire type didn’t pull through. If… if they needed him, he would act, but he wasn’t keen on playing hero only to end up getting his tail feathers handed to him.
Will you investigate the rustling?
Attacks: wrap, leer, poison sting
Abilities: shed skin, intimidate
Hit by: fire spin (3/5), ember
Used: wrap (2/4), poison sting
Health: yellow (burned)
ooc: rolled for the wrap’s number of turns and the shed skin ability. failed for the shed skin, got a four out of a possible 2,3,4, and 5 for wrap.
Post by Sawyer Fylan on Feb 19, 2014 16:22:18 GMT -5
This was not good. It looked like the Ekans had a strong grip on Kopa. They would likely continue attacking each other until one of them would pass out. What would happen if the Litleo lost? Sawyer did not have another Pokemon to scare off the Ekans in case she decided to stick around and cause more damage. She was just going to have to try to win this battle to the best of her ability. "Kopa, hang in there. Use Leer and Ember." He was going to have to cause as much damage as possible. Every little bit helped at this point.
Kopa struggled, but he could not get out of the Ekans' grasp. She clenched his teeth when her fangs bit into him, determined not to show the pain it caused him. Luckily, he did not feel poisoned, but he knew his luck would run out soon enough. Was he ever going to get out of this? She would have to let go eventually. For now, he would continue to attack. It was easy for him to use Leer, for it fit his mood. Then he let out another stream of fire balls. Take that! Who would give in first?
The rustling nearby distracted the trainer. Was there another Pokemon nearby? Was it a threat? Sawyer did not want two Pokemon attacking Kopa, so she decided to check it out o make sure whatever was there was friendly. She walked backwards towards the bush, keeping her eye on the battle as she did so. Then, for a second, she broke eye contact to lean into the bushed and see what was there.
Level: 5 Attacks: Tackle, Leer, Ember Egg Move: Fire Spin Abilities: Rivalry, Unnerve, Moxie Hit By: Wrap, Poison Sting Used: Leer, Ember Health: Low Yellow