Test-Drive Take-Off May 20, 2014 16:51:07 GMT -5
Post by Managrimm on May 20, 2014 16:51:07 GMT -5
“Alright, we're all set,” Richard said, anticipation in his eyes as he watched the woman across from him.
From the moment he'd started planning this adventure, Arcanine had always stood out to Rich as the ideal starter Pokemon. It was strong and noble and he couldn't help but feel his heart race at the prospect of warm fur beneath him and scenery flashing by in a blur.
Valoran had been closer, however, and though they had to come back this way anyway Cory hadn't seen any reason to skip getting his own Pokemon on the way to Lagenta.
With his Yanma parked in front of him like a shiny, new sport's car, Richard couldn't really complain though. Fast, free, and bright red. Everything that suited him to a tee and a perfect Pokemon to hold the title of his first.
Time to see what it could do.
The instructor shuffled through a couple of Poke Balls before settling on one and tossing it into the arena, a bright flash of light heralding in his first opponent. “Swirlix,” the resulting puppy-shaped mound of cotton candy decreed as it took stage.
Not exactly what he'd had in mind, but it would do.
“Begin,” the instructor said.
“Tackle,” Richard ordered, trying to dig up any memory he could of the pink Fairy-type. Swirlix wasn't exactly his type of Pokemon, but even he could guess that it probably didn't have very high defense.
The Swirlix began to glow pink, yipping cheerfully in a move Rich didn't recognize as his Yanma accelerated towards it. There was no sound as his Pokemon collided with the fairy, a truck driving into a feather, but their opponent had clearly felt the blow. It shrugged off the pain and, chirping excitedly, glowed that same pink glow again. Richard had a sudden idea.
“Grab it from behind and Tackle it into the ground!” The Swirlix was impossibly light, which meant grappling it would be a breeze. In seconds his rapidly accelerating Yanma had sped around behind the fairy and latched onto its prey. They hit the ground, the crash near soundless, and Richard had the sudden mental image of his Pokemon fighting a pillow.
Richard grinned a cocky grin. If his Yanma kept grappling it like that, the fairy wouldn't be able to effectively attack her.
Strangely, however, it didn't so much as struggle. It squished against the ground and bounced back to full form, giving an eerily happy bark as it shone pink. “Up and again!”
At his order they rose and fell, the pink puppy Pokemon forcefully crashed into the ground once more. Richard almost had time to worry about why the Swirlix wasn't struggling before suddenly the puppy wasn't so cheerful or pink. Its previously calming pink glow was replaced by an energy much more sinister.
As his Yanma dived down for a fourth hit the same glow quickly engulfed her as well. Her wings sputtered for a moment and when the light subsided his Pokemon had lost her grip and taken impossibly high levels of damage, her body bruised and broken as if she had been the one on the receiving side of the assaults.
He barely had time to register what had happened before his Pokemon was charging head-first into the Swirlix. She carried it straight into the wall, but a strong wind whipped up and crashed into her, driving her away from her pinned opponent.
Before he had much time to register what had happened, his Pokemon was twitching on the ground.
Not what he'd had in mind at all.