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Post by Salamencia on Sun Oct 03, 2010 11:01 pm

One of the many places in Jubilife City that trainer's often visit is the Pokémon Trainer's School to obtain more information about what might occur to their partners, so as to be prepared for all situations. When you arrive in Jubilife you may choose to enter the school and have a look around. If you do so, it is possible you may be able to obtain a very special move.

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Having picked up his Egg and given Clay a good rest, Sal decided to explore the sights of Jubilife City. He hadn’t walked long before he came across a big and rather interesting looking building. He walked up to the building, and noticed that there was a sign outside saying “Pokémon Trainer’s School”.

“Hey, a school for Pokémon Trainers? Sounds like it could be useful. Heck, I might even pick up some tips on how to get Clay to perfect Razor Wind quicker,” Sal said, and decided to head inside to see what was in store for him. He knocked on the door, and then opened it slowly, walking in. He felt a little nervous about going back to school to learn the basics at 17, but he also knew it could prove to be extremely useful.
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Post by DTG6407 on Tue Oct 05, 2010 6:41 pm

As Sal opened the door of the Trainer School he contemplated a bit about how he felt going back to school at 17 to learn the basics. He walked through the door to the sight of a pretty ordinary looking classroom. At the front of the room was a large black desk with many things atop it, such as a holepuncher, text books, binders, etc. The regular old things you would expect students and teachers to have while at school. On the wall behind the desk stood a tall woman with long jet black hair. Her back was turned as she was writing something on the chalkboard in front of her. Off a bit to the left from the chalkboard stood a large black filing cabinet that matched the woman's desk. Next to it was a rather humanoid looking creature with green blade-like appendages running along it's forearms. The creature looked like it was asleep with it's eyes closed while it leaned against the nearby filing cabinet, the noise Sal generated clearly not bothering it as it's eyes remained shut and it's pose quite still. Row by row desks piled up from the front of the classroom to the back where Sal now stood, each of them filled individually with young looking students whose heads turned when Sal entered the building. He was taken back a bit as the heads of the school children turned to see who was at the door. The teacher finished writing something on the large chalkboard at the front before turning her head to greet the new trainer as well.

"Eh-hem. Class." She said, getting the attention of her students as each other their heads obediently turned to face her. "It's impolite to stare." She warned though none of them really heeded her however as they quickly turned their heads back to stare at Sal and his Pokémon again. The teacher gave a bit of a sigh before smiling a bit. "More of you trainers, I assume?" The teacher questioned, tapping her foot rather quietly behind her desk while awaiting Sal's response.
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Post by Salamencia on Tue Oct 05, 2010 7:13 pm

OOC: It’s things like this that make you wonder why these people leave their doors wide open.

As Sal walked in, he felt he could have made a mistake. He saw that the students were all rather young, and they were sat in seats, in rows, in a fairly normal classroom. The students looked over to Sal as he entered. ’So it’s a normal school after all. Well, I guess there might not be anything for me here after all…’ Sal thought, and he looked around the room quickly once more. At the head of the room, Sal noticed a normal black desk, with various office utensils, a filing cabinet, and a tall woman with dark hair, who he assumed to be the teacher. The teacher was writing on the chalkboard, clearly in the middle of teaching, which made it seem even more like he was intruding. Next to the filing cabinet, Sal saw an unfamiliar Pokémon sleeping. It looked fairly humanoid, with green blades on its arms. Sal would usually get his Pokédex out at this point, but he had intruded during a lesson, so he felt it polite to explain himself first. The teacher had finished what she was writing by this point, so she turned to look at Sal.

"Eh-hem. Class," she said to grab her students’ attention once more. "It's impolite to stare." And with that, the students just turned back to stare at the intruder. The woman sighed, before addressing Sal directly. "More of you trainers, I assume?" she asked, sounding a little confronting. Sal felt nervous, but he answered nonetheless.

“Um… yes.” He then thought back over her statement, and asked a question that came to him quickly. “From your question, I’d guess you get a lot of trainers here? Do you have some kind of course or test for trainers then?” He prepared himself mentally, with no idea what to expect as a response. But at least the teacher hadn’t asked him to leave yet, which was a positive side.
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Post by DTG6407 on Tue Oct 05, 2010 7:23 pm

The teacher grinned as the boy appeared rather nervous. She backed off a bit despite still being a bit angry that this whole challenge thing had to be held underneath her classroom.

"More than you know. They never seem to stop coming." The teacher answered firstly before grabbing a nearby meter stick that was lying on her desk. She sharply snapped the stick on the desk which prompted a large cracking sound that made the student snap their heads by towards the chalkboard and their teacher. "Please copy this note into your books kids." She asked rather politely. It sounded a bit odd combined with the noise she had just made with the large wooden ruler.

"As for you, sir." The teacher said. "My assistant Gallade here will be happy to escort you to the basement where your challenge will be taking place."

Sal didn't even have to look back over to the filing cabinet where he last saw the Gallade as the Pokémon was now steadily making it's way back to where Sal was standing. Gallade had a very serious look in it's eyes as it made eye-contact with Sal. He nodded slightly to signal Sal to follow him as he headed off down a nearby hallway that lead away from the class and into a very strange looking doorway.
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Post by Salamencia on Tue Oct 05, 2010 7:39 pm

The teacher smiled, lifting Sal’s spirits a bit, as he guessed that he wasn’t actually going to get thrown out or anything. She then started to speak. "More than you know. They never seem to stop coming," she responded, seeming a little annoyed by that fact. Still, at least she was being reasonable. But, as if to try to contradict him, the woman then grabbed a metre ruler, and whacked it on the side of her desk to grab her students’ attention once more. "Please copy this note into your books kids," she said. The politeness of that request rather contrasted with the earlier action, but Sal figured it was due to the students, not the teacher.

"As for you, sir," she said, turning to Sal once more. "My assistant Gallade here will be happy to escort you to the basement where your challenge will be taking place."

’So it’s a Gallade, huh?’ Sal thought, looking over to the filing cabinet. He noticed the Pokémon had already moved, and turned to find it in front of him. The Gallade simply nodded to Sal before directing him down a corridor to the basement. Sal pulled out his Pokédex now that he was out of earshot from the classroom.

Gallade, the Blade Pokémon. Because it can sense what its foe is thinking, Gallade’s attacks burst out first, fast, and fierce.

“Wow, that’s a rather interesting Pokémon. Psychic/Fighting too,” he said to himself, before he and the Gallade reached a rather odd door. “So, I guess this is it,” Sal said, and he knocked on the door, opening it. “Hello? I’m here for the Trainer challenge,” he half-shouted into the room ahead.
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Post by DTG6407 on Thu Oct 07, 2010 3:09 pm

After scanning the Gallade Sal was lead through the strange looking door at the end of the corridor which opened up to a rather large room filled with bleachers on two opposite walls with a large chasm in the middle between them.

"Ah, another one! That was quick, never mind students it looks like you guys are getting lucky today. We've got another challenger. Come on in, boy!" Sal's head turned to see another female teacher with long hair running down her back. The color was a lot more spontaneous than the previous teacher's however, and the style was wild and different as opposed to the former's much more neat 'do.

As Sal walked in through the door he noticed that the room's roof was really high up and all along the edges was a black balcony with floodlights lining along the rail that ran across the floor of the balcony. They flashed on as a large *Clunk* could be heard throughout the room. Over by the teacher was a large group of children all of whom were making their way back onto the bleachers that they were standing by. In a corner near the strange door Sal walked through was a nurse standing beside a healing machine often found in Poke Centers.

As Sal kept motioning through the room a tremor began to rock the building. The teacher and students seemed pretty relaxed about the whole event which looked a bit odd. In the middle of the room a large square arena began to rise out of the ground. It took a little bit of time for the massive piece of machinery to finally pull the battle field out of the ground and set it a few meters above the ground. Atop it was a rather rugged and brown field as it was covered in dirt and completely free of grass. Scattered among the dirt in strategic locations was large round boulders with their smaller counterparts spread more aggressively and openly around the arena.

Once the arena had finally been set into the correct position the sound of more machinery could be heard as it was locked into place and steam was vented out of the building through the ground. Suddenly the sound of footsteps could be heard as Sal noticed the teacher with the spontaneous hair making her way towards him. Her footsteps echoed throughout the room until she reached him, where they stopped and were silenced.

"Hey there, trainer. Since you're down here that must mean you plan to take our school's little test where we'll challenge your battling skills and knowledge of Pokémon. If you pass our test you'll be rewarded with a pretty snazzy Technical Machine and all of the knowledge you accumulated during your time here. So, let's get this thing started shall we?" The teacher explained with a bright and sunny disposition. Looking around Sal noticed two empty trainer boxes at opposite ends of the arena. "Please take your place in the challengers box and send out your first Pokémon while your opponent will make their way to the opposite trainers box in a moment."

And with that the teacher jogged off back to her class where she exchanged the clipboard she was holding and handed the whistle around her neck to her students.

What will Sal do?
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Post by Salamencia on Thu Oct 07, 2010 4:08 pm

As Sal walked through the door, he noticed a large chasm in the middle of the floor. ’Ok… why the hell is this here?’ was his immediate reaction, but he guessed he’d find out soon enough, so he looked around a little to find some stands, similar to the ones Sal saw when he had visited the Violet Gym once before. He hadn’t had much chance to look around before he heard another female voice, this one quite different.

"Ah, another one! That was quick, never mind students it looks like you guys are getting lucky today. We've got another challenger. Come on in, boy!" The voice belonged to another teacher, whose long and untidy hair made her look quite different from the woman Sal had met upon arrival. And as she spoke, floodlights from above flashed on, and the children made their way to the seating areas. Sal took one final look around, and saw a nurse in the corner with a machine similar to the ones in Pokémon Centres. ’Well, that settles that. This has to be a battle challenge of some kind. That would make this chasm the arena, I guess, Sal thought, and before long his question was answered.

A tremor filled the room, which shocked Sal, it had no effect whatsoever on the others present. Sals attention was then drawn to the middle of the room. A large arena was slowly making its way to the surface, which answered all of Sal’s questions at once, as well as proving that he would be battling here. As the arena rose up, Sal took a quick glance at where he would be battling. He noticed that it was a rather plain arena, covered with dirt. Around the arena were a few large boulders, with smaller ones scattered around. The arena seemed perfect for beginning trainers, which was fortunate as Sal currently only had two Pokémon with him. He half wished his egg had hatched, but he had total faith in Goku and Clay.

He had pretty much finished thinking about the challenge by the time the arena had been locked into place, and had an idea of who he’d use already. Still, he decided to leave that until the battle began. He heard footsteps echoing in the room, and looked over to see the teacher who had spoken before making her way over to him.

"Hey there, trainer. Since you're down here that must mean you plan to take our school's little test where we'll challenge your battling skills and knowledge of Pokémon. If you pass our test you'll be rewarded with a pretty snazzy Technical Machine and all of the knowledge you accumulated during your time here. So, let's get this thing started shall we?" the teacher said, calming Sal as he realised just how simple this test should be for him. The TM reward was even more pleasing to him, as he knew how useful they could be. "Please take your place in the challengers box and send out your first Pokémon while your opponent will make their way to the opposite trainers box in a moment." Sal looked around, locating the challenger’s box, and started walking towards it, while the teacher made her way back to her students.

Once he had reached the box, he made a final analysis of the battlefield. ’Solid dirt… that’ll mean my opponent’s Pokémon choice will be hard to predict. But it’s likely to be either Normal, Ground or Rock type, based on the simplicity of the arena and the presence of boulders. However, it could be anything really. Since a Rock type could prove difficult for Goku to battle, and Sand Attack should be useful here, there’s only one choice.’ With that, Sal pulled out the Pokéball he needed, and threw it out into the arena. “Clay, you’re up first,” he said, the Gligar appearing from the flash of light that Sal was already getting used to. He waited for his opponent to make their appearance.
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Post by DTG6407 on Thu Oct 07, 2010 4:55 pm

Once Sal had decided on a Pokémon to use his opponent made herself known by entering the trainer box opposite to Sal's. It was the teacher from before.

"Haha, hey there! Long time no see?" The teacher said a little childishly while smiling at Sal. "That's right, I'll be your first opponent. And I'll start with this!"

The teacher threw out a PokéBall which rebounded off of the ground to reveal a bright flash of light and a tiny little brown Pokémon with three green buds atop it's heads. The 'mon took a moment to look around where it rejoiced to find out that it was fighting in a rather rigid and rocky area.

"Let's go Bonsly!" The teacher called as the tiny little rock Pokémon took it's place on the field.

"THE BATTLE BETWEEN MRS. BONSAI AND THE CHALLENGER SHALL NOW BEGIN!" A voice sounded from around the room. Looking up, four large megaphones could be seen packed together in the center of the roof. After the voice had announced that the battle would start one of the student on the bleachers blew the teacher's whistle which signaled Mrs. Bonsai to start the battle with her Pokémon's orders.

"Use Fake Tears firstly Bonsly, then Tackle 'em when they least expect it!" She ordered.
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Post by Salamencia on Thu Oct 07, 2010 5:20 pm

"Haha, hey there! Long time no see?" Sal’s opponent said, and he looked over to see it was the teacher from before. ’Wow… this should be an interesting battle, to say the least. She’ll be good, being a teacher at a Pokémon school,’ Sal thought, cursing his luck at her arrival. Still, he enjoyed challenges, and here was one. But before he could really think about it, the teacher continued. "I'll start with this!" And with that, she released a Bonsly. ’A Bonsly… well, it’s not a disaster,’ he continued to think, knowing Gligar’s movepool consisted of nothing that dealt even neutral damage to Rock types. "Let's go Bonsly!" the teacher said to her Pokémon, who prepared itself for battle.

"THE BATTLE BETWEEN MRS. BONSAI AND THE CHALLENGER SHALL NOW BEGIN!" a voice yelled. Sal looked around for the source, eventually finding four megaphones on the roof above. After the voice had spoken, the student with the whistle blew on it to signal the beginning of the battle. After that, Mrs. Bonsai began to give her orders.

"Use Fake Tears firstly Bonsly, then Tackle 'em when they least expect it!" she said, already making use of Bonsly’s baby stage.

“Ok then, try a Sand Attack when it strikes you, Clay, then follow that with a Poison Sting!” Sal responded, knowing it’d be near impossible for Bonsly to get rid of the sand from its eyes.
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Post by DTG6407 on Thu Oct 07, 2010 6:15 pm

The battle started off with Mrs. Bonsai's Bonsly beginning to sniffle before breaking out in a fury of Tears which could be deduced as being Fake through close inspection. Clay appeared to be lacking this close inspection however as it witnessed the baby Pokémon crying and began feeling awful for he thought that he had done something to make the baby start the waterworks. After a few moments Bonsly decided to end it's act and stop crying. If it had arms it would've wiped away the tears, but because it didn't it just shook them off of it's face before rushing towards the hovering scorpion and Tackle-ing it to the ground.

As the baby threw it's weight against the much larger Gligar it rebounded off of it and landed on it's feet. Clay felt the attack but it didn't do as much damage as a normal Tackle because of the size difference. He wasn't even sent reeling backwards as he found it relatively easy to remain stable while hovering over the ground. Figuratively speaking Clay shook the attack off and realized it had just been tricked by the tiny little baby 'mon. He then proceeded to sweep his tail on the ground below himself which resulted in a Sand Attack flying into the Bonsly's face. The sand severely irritated the baby's eyes and 'caused it to go temporarily blind as the sand particles blocked out it's vision. With no arms to wipe the sand away it's only option was to shake around to try and throw the sand from it's eyes. While it was doing this it was struck harshly in the stomach-area by Clay's Poisonous tail. The tail neglected to actually Sting the Bonsly persay but it did deal the damage it was intended to do, albeit a bit reduced thanks to Bonsly's resistances.

Both 'mon emerge from this confrontation with relatively the same condition in both health and energy.
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Post by Salamencia on Thu Oct 07, 2010 7:03 pm

As the battle started, Sal realised something that could swing the battle his way. The Bonsly he was facing had a limited movepool too. He decided to scan the creature to check its moves. ’So it only has Tackle until Level 6? That could be useful to know. In addition, it might know Flail if it’s the same level as Clay. And there’s always possible Egg/Tutor moves I guess.’ Sal shivered as he remembered battling Clay and that one Stunky, both of who had Egg moves when he faced them. Still, this battle was going rather well so far, with Bonsly’s Tackle not doing anywhere near what it would do from a larger opponent, and Poison Sting also looking pitiful. Sal realised he had to order now, and thought hard over the previous round to make his move.

“Let’s try a Razor Wind, then Bite down as hard as you can!” he said, hoping to use the surprise factor from Razor Wind to his advantage.
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Post by DTG6407 on Fri Oct 08, 2010 8:37 pm

Round two of the battle between Sal and Mrs. Bonsai was pretty one sided as Mrs. Bonsai called out her next orders.

"Hrm, I've never seen a Gligar with Razor Wind before." She muttered to herself. "Bonsly, let the Razor Wind blow the sand out of your eyes. Then dodge his Bite and clamp down on his tail with your own Bite!

So the round begins with Clay rapidly fluttering it's wings to kick up a Razor-filled Wind that quickly strikes the stationary Bonsly for some resisted damage. The Bonsly being blinded and ordered to take the attack doesn't do much of anything as the Wind blows across his face and inadvertently blows some of the sand that was blinding him out of his eyes. The wind also cuts at his body a bit, though he barely even feels it thanks to his resistances. The Bonsly, with it's eyesight now returned to it, waits patiently for it's opponent to come in for a Bite attack that his trainer, Mrs. Bonsai, predicted. Clay looks a bit disappointed as the Bonsly rejoices after taking his attack and thus quickly glides in with his mouth wide open, ready for the predicted Bite attack. Bonsly smirks before swiftly rolling underneath Clay and opening his own mouth before clamping down with a Bite of his own. His teeth find their mark as he clamps down on Clay's tail before he rolls to far away from him. Clay shrieks out in pain as the dark-typed move deals a nice bit of unresisted damage as Bonsly's teeth sink into the scorpion-like tail. After a few moments of grinding his teeth against said tail Clay attempts to free himself of the rather unpleasant attack by flinging his tail around wildly, which ends up forcing Bonsly to release Clay. He flies through the air before landing agilely on the ground quite a distance away from Clay on his trainers side of the field.

Clay took a bunch of damage this round but used less energy compared to Bonsly who is understandably quite a bit more winded than his opponent.

"Splended!" Mrs. Bonsai called as she watched her plan work out. "Wait for it to attack again Bonsly, then use the same strategy again: Dodge, then Bite!"
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Post by Salamencia on Fri Oct 08, 2010 8:58 pm

As Sal called out his orders, Mrs. Bonsai seemed surprised by Razor Wind. "Hrm, I've never seen a Gligar with Razor Wind before." She muttered. "Bonsly, let the Razor Wind blow the sand out of your eyes. Then dodge his Bite and clamp down on his tail with your own Bite!

Round 2 went disastrously, with Sal’s orders just backfiring. The Razor Wind wasn’t anywhere near strong enough to do what Sal wanted, and instead just blew the sand out of Bonsly’s face. As if that wasn’t bad enough, it then dodged Clay’s Bite and clamped its own teeth down on the Fly Scorpion.

"Splended! Wait for it to attack again Bonsly, then use the same strategy again: Dodge, then Bite!" Mrs. Bonsai responded with glee.

’She’s definitely a teacher, that’s for sure. Now… how to battle…’ Sal thought, before quickly thinking up a plan. “Ok, give it a Sand Attack once more, then Bite down hard on it! Try to avoid letting part of your body close to its mouth,” Sal said, a little more confident with these orders.
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The next round started with Clay the Gligar replacing the sand it had just blown out of Bonsly's eyes with another Sand Attack. The Bonsly tried it's best to dodge the attack but found itself rather unsuccessful as a bit of sand still managed to get in it's eyes. As it got up from it's dodge it found itself a bit lost as it was having difficulty seeing. As such it didn't notice the large purple flying-scorpion creeping up behind it with it's mouth wide open for a Bite, but it soon found out as Clay's teeth chomped down on it's head. Bonsly shrieked out in pain and was unable to follow it's orders as Clay had strategically locked it's jaws on one of his green buds adorned on his head.

As Clay released Bonsly he was happy to see that he could return the favor from last round and deal some unresisted damage as well, evening up the health lead by quite a bit. Both of their energy levels are about on par with one another once again as well.
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Post by Salamencia on Fri Oct 08, 2010 10:10 pm

Sal's orders managed to close the gap once more in the third round. Clay’s Sand Attack landed a partial hit, despite Bonsly’s attempt at dodging, and he then bit Bonsly hard on its head, preventing the Rock type from retaliating. Sal gave a cheer of joy, pleased that he had managed to come back from behind. But still, the match wasn’t over. Sal was worried that the Bonsly could have a hidden ace, so he contined to play safe.

“Another Sand Attack now, to really blind him, then Bite down hard like before! Once again, try to avoid letting Bonsly bite you.” Sal said. He didn’t like the idea of repeating his orders, but with a limited movepool to work with, what else could he do?
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Post by DTG6407 on Sat Oct 09, 2010 9:54 pm

Mrs. Bonsai began to panic a bit as she found herself backed into a bit of a corner. She still had a trick up her sleeve though.

Mrs. Bonsai smirked, "Take the Sand Attack, Bonsly. Then Flail when it get's close for the Bite! Let's see it get close now!"

As Clay began to lower itself to the ground a bit to sweep it's tail on the ground Bonsly did absolutely nothing as per it's trainers orders. It could only vaguely make out the shape of Clay anyhow. After Clay kicked up another Sand Attack and blinded Bonsly even further the devilish little flying-scorpion came in for another Bite on one of those appetizing looking buds on Bonsly's head. Still able to vaguely judge the distance at which Clay was Bonsly waited until the shape of him got big enough to judge that he was relatively close by, after which Bonsly began to Flail around violently. This resulted in Clay taking some good damage as well as getting knocked back a bit as well as canceling out his attack as he saw no way to chomp down on Bonsly while he was having his fit.

Bonsly has once again taken the lead health-wise as he was able to deal a small amount of resisted damage to Clay. Both 'mon are relatively at the same amount of energy still, with Clay perhaps being a small bit below Bonsly.

Mrs. Bonsai rejoiced as she saw her plan work. "Good timing, Bonsly! Now just hang out and wait for it to get close again, then Flail around and knock it back! If it tries to come in again afterward then just keep using Flail until it learns to stay back!"
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Post by Salamencia on Sat Oct 09, 2010 10:14 pm

OOC: GO GO EXPERIMENTATION! Hopefully this works.

Sal’s plan seemed good to him, until the one move he had feared showed up. As soon as he heard the word “Flail”, he knew he’d have to rethink his strategy from scratch. The Bonsly managed to shake Clay off easily, despite the blindness, and prevented him from Biting at all.

’Damn… I need to find a way to make Bite usable again. If only I had some kind of clue as to how to defeat this thing…’ he thought, now rather disturbed by the difficulty he was having. He thought through the moves his Gligar knew, and tried a new combination.

“Ok, fly in close and Growl at Bonsly. Follow that with a Tackle to really get it off balance, and try to aim it into a rock if it's possible. Then keep the momentum going and Bite, since it shouldn’t have great reactions instantly. Try to finish before it can Flail,” he said, hoping these orders should work, as he knew just how big his size advantage was.
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So the next round began with Sal trying out some experimentation as he came up with some counter orders to his opponents new strategy.

Clay began by flying in close to the stationary Bonsly who was still blinded by sand, and once it was close enough it let off a Growl to try and unnerve the Bonsly out of attacking. It certainly unnerved Bonsly, but it only added to it's attack as it began to Flail around in fear of the vicious flying-scorpion. It managed to smack into Clay once again and send him backing away from the crazy Pokémon until he finally settled down. Due to it's bearings being thrown off from the previous Flail Bonsly wasn't able to get off another Flail as Gligar came in for it's Tackle attack which sent the him flying into a nearby boulder for some increased yet still resisted damage. Getting up from this attack Bonsly barely had time to do much of anything before Clay came in and chomped down on one of his buds in a nice Bite attack that dealt some neutral damage.

With this round being a huge success for Sal and his Gligar it was clear that Bonsly's health was beginning to run out. Gligar took only some slight resisted damage and as such he has a huge health lead over his enemy. Energy-wise both 'mon are still neck and neck with a fair amount left in the tank.
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Post by Salamencia on Sat Oct 09, 2010 11:02 pm

Sal looked on in glee as another round of experimentation gave good results. The Growl didn’t work as well as planned, as it simply bothered the Bonsly enough to get it to attack. Still, the other two moves were a great combination together, the Tackle throwing Bonsly back and the Bite dealing more great damage. ’Yes! Another potential strategy there, even if it didn’t go quite as planned. Still, it’s not over yet, so I need to try and do some more damage ASAP.’

“Ok, this battle should be ending soon. Tackle into Bite once more! We can do this, Clay!” he shouted out to his Gligar, pleased with the way they had overcome the Rock type and their lack of useful moves.
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Post by DTG6407 on Sat Oct 09, 2010 11:43 pm

Mrs. Bonsai sighed as she sensed her inevitable defeat once again at the hands of yet another trainer.

"Bonsly..." She started, thinking over her possible options, "Return." She finally called out, taking out a PokéBall and shooting it's red laser at the blinded 'mon. "We can't win this one, congratulations trainer. That was some impressive battling you just did."

Level up for Clay!

"Bonsly is disqualified! Clay and the challenger are the winners!" The boy with the whistle by the bleachers called out.

"Come on, Billy! More pizzazz! More volume! You'll never be a grade A ref if you don't put some enthusiasm into it!"

"What?! I just screamed across this stadium Mrs. Bonsai! What-" Billy began before being interrupted.

"Shh!" Mrs. Bonsai said, cutting the boy off. "I will not have any excuses. You will be our challenger's next opponent for sassing me. Get up here, you!" Mrs. Bonsai called, waving for him to get up and come over to the trainers box.

"Eugh." Billy sighed, "Coming, Mrs. Bonsai. Just give me a minute," He requested.

While Billy, Sal's next opponent, was readying himself and making his way to the trainers box Mrs. Bonsai quickly hoped out and went to sit on the bleachers with her students, taking the whistle from Billy as she passed him. Now would probably be a good time for Sal to heal up his Gligar at the makeshift healing center in the corner of the room where the nurse waited for her services to be required.
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Re: Here beginneth the lesson

Post by Salamencia on Sat Oct 09, 2010 11:57 pm

"Bonsly… Return." Those two words shocked Sal quite a lot, as Mrs. Bonsai recalled her Rock type Pokémon. "We can't win this one, congratulations trainer. That was some impressive battling you just did."

And with that, the kid with the whistle called the match. "Bonsly is disqualified! Clay and the challenger are the winners!"

"Come on, Billy! More pizzazz! More volume! You'll never be a grade A ref if you don't put some enthusiasm into it!" Mrs Bonsai shouted, showing even more of her personality.

"What?! I just screamed across this stadium Mrs. Bonsai! What-" Billy began.

"Shh!" Mrs. Bonsai interrupted. "I will not have any excuses. You will be our challenger's next opponent for sassing me. Get up here, you!" she continued, and the boy made his way to the trainer box.

"Eugh." Billy sighed, "Coming, Mrs. Bonsai. Just give me a minute."

Meanwhile, Sal was still in shock from the surprising outcome. ’Wow, this coming from a teacher? I guess she read the situation better than I did… Flail could have been a saviour. Still, she’s the expert, and it leaves Clay with another victory. “Great work, Clay. You did well, return,” he said, holding up his Pokéball to bring the Gligar back. He hopped out of the trainer’s box, handing his Gligar’s Pokéball to the nurse by the healing machine.

“Could you heal Clay please?” Sal asked, knowing his Gligar would definitely need the rest, as it was likely he’d need his help again. Meanwhile, he thought about his choices. ’I only have 2 Pokémon, so I need to try and avoid letting my choices getting predictable. Still, it’ll be hard for them to profile me on 1 match, so I can just relax and choose when I’m ready,’ he thought as he waited.
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Re: Here beginneth the lesson

Post by DTG6407 on Sun Oct 10, 2010 2:00 pm

As Sal went over to the healing station in the corner of the room to heal up his 'mon a familiar tremor began to rock the building as the arena in the middle of the room lowered itself into the ground once more. After it had hit the bottom another huge chasm was left sitting in the middle of the room for a few moments before another tremor started up, this time a large Olympic sized swimming pool emerging from the chasm. Water splashed out of the pool and down into the chasm below as well as onto the floor off to the sides of the chasm. Once the arena had been set in the highest point it could go the sound of it being locked into place panged throughout the room.

The student named Billy quickly made his way over to this new arena and placed himself inside the trainers box that Mrs. Bonsai had so kindly vacated a few minutes prior. He carefully took out his only PokéBall and threw it out onto a nearby pontoon floating in the water, the flash of light erupting from the ball only to fade away a few seconds later and reveal a magnificent looking Buizel whom instantly dived down into the refreshing water beside the pontoon.

"Come on, mister!" Billy called out to Sal, egging him to hurry up, "I wanna trounce you quickly, so let's hurry up and do this!"

It was quite clear that this boy was a whole lot more confident and headstrong than his teacher. What will Sal do?
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Post by Salamencia on Sun Oct 10, 2010 5:13 pm

As Sal waited, the arena retreated into the ground. Sal hadn’t expected this, but he knew what was happening. ’So it’s an arena change? Makes sense I guess, it’d test the trainer’s ability to adapt…’ he thought, and once again got a quick glance of the new arena. His face lost all colour for a second, as an Olympic sized swimming pool replaced the previous arena. ’No. A Water arena? This’ll be even tougher than the last match, I’d wager. I just hope the next opponent doesn’t have a Water type.’ And with that thought, the student Sal was to face, who had been referred to as Billy, reached his trainer box. He pulled out what appeared to be the only Pokéball he was carrying, and released the Pokémon inside. Sal’s luck seemed to get worse, as a Buizel appeared. He didn’t know the Pokémon too well, so he pulled out his Pokédex to learn as much as he could.

"Buizel, the Sea Weasel Pokémon. It inflates its flotation sac, keeping its face above water in order to watch for prey movement."

"Come on, mister!" Billy called out, clearly eager to start. "I wanna trounce you quickly, so let's hurry up and do this!" He was confident too, which surprised Sal a little. After all, his teacher had been beaten, but he still had complete confidence. Sal smiled, pleased that he was facing someone with that much faith in themselves. He took Clay’s Pokéball from the nurse, the Gligar now fully healed, and started walking back to the arena.

Sal thought through his choices as he approached the trainer box. ’Ok, so a Water type after all… He has seen Clay, and knows his moves. However, Goku would have even more of a disadvantage here, so I guess Clay’s up once more.’ “Ok Clay, let’s try to win once more!” he called, bringing his Gligar back out. The Ground type looked up, seeming a little unsure of his trainer’s choice. “Hey, I know it seems like a bad idea, but you’re my best option. Go out there and prove yourself. Start strong with a Razor Wind, then if Buizel stays underwater spray it with a Poison Sting. If not, get in close with Bite.
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Re: Here beginneth the lesson

Post by DTG6407 on Thu Oct 14, 2010 3:16 pm

Going into this battle with a huge advantage Billy was quite confident of himself, though he wondered why his opponent hadn't chosen another 'mon for this battle. It didn't really matter to him, as he began to fire off some orders.

"Take the Razor Wind Buizel, then stay above water and blast it in the face with two Water Guns!"

And so it began with the rather large flying-scorpion named Clay blasting off a powerful Razor Wind at his foe whom took the attack much to his own dismay as the sharp pockets of air cut into his skin. However, as it saw the large Clay swooping in over the water for a Bite attack it quickly shot a jet of Water from it's mouth as if it were a Gun, the SOOPAH EFFECTIVE attack battering against Clay's body and sending him fleeing backwards, abandoning his attack. Buizel was pretty quick to not let up the assault however as it swiftly swam through the water to chase after his foe before breaking the surface of the water and firing off another Water Gun, much to Clay's dismay.

"Yeah!" Billy cried, seeing his opponents Pokémon take a beating, "Keep on it with those Water Guns bud!"

Clay isn't looking good as it took two SE attacks in one turn, being vastly below Buizel in terms of health. Too many more of those will put him out easily. Buizel is tiring quicker than Clay, but that doesn't mean much if he keeps taking those Water Guns.
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Re: Here beginneth the lesson

Post by Salamencia on Thu Oct 14, 2010 5:23 pm

While Razor Wind, the main focus of Sal’s orders, managed to hit dead on, it didn’t seem to matter much as Buizel kept firing its Water Gun attacks, putting Clay in a bad position already. Sal knew he’d have to avoid taking too many of those if he was going to stand a chance of victory here. ’This would have been so much easier if I’d waited and grabbed another Pokémon back in Route 202. Oh well, let’s work with what we’ve got. Those Water Guns seem to be tiring Buizel out quickly, so I’ve got to use that, else I’ll lose this. Still, I need to attack too,’ he thought, the regret really sinking in.

“Dodge the first Water Gun, then fire a few Poison Stings! If he fires a second Water Gun, dodge that too!” Sal ordered fairly quickly, despite Billy’s orders being vague in regards to the number of attacks he wanted, as he felt these orders would be his best chance.
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