If a mod or admin can change the name of this thread to "Pushpop's EVERYTHING!", that'd be awesome.
I'm sure you all have already figured out that the Black Saw comics are down the toilet. I just got so much more negative feedback and than positive, people said it was "too violent" and "too profound".
I have since taken up a new side hobby, fanfiction! I'm already in the midst of a self-inserted Poke'mon fanfic with my girlfriend and I as the main characters.
artwork by my girlfriend
I've also inserted our friends in place of other characters. (villains, gym leaders, random trainers, etc.) The timeline is 15 years after the adventures of Ash Ketchum seen in the anime. As of today, it is 11 chapters and counting. Please read and give a little input, it's a very good way to kill an hour.
The Adventures of Trainer Chris and Trainer Belle
Episode 1 - Happy Birthday Belle!
! "So the day is finally here.." says Chris to his best pal. "We've been waiting so long to give Belle her birthday present. I'm so excited! Are you excited too, Bubbasaur?
! "Bulbaaaaa!" exclaims the Bulbasaur with the damaged bulb.
! "Look! We're almost to the lab! Race you there!", yells the trainer as he and his Poke'mon sprint into a run towards Professor Oak's lab.
! "Awww….you beat me.", says Chris as he reaches the door second.
! "Saurrrrr.", taunts Bulbasaur. Chris rings the door bell. Shortly, a man in his mid 20's answers. "Hi Tracey!", says Chris happily.
! Tracey smiles and answers, "Oh, hi Chris! Hello Bubbasaur! The professor is waiting for you. Follow me." Tracy leads Chris and Bubbasaur to an elderly man with a cane. "Professor! Chris is here."
! Professor Oak smiles and makes a waving motion. "Welcome back Chris! I see Bubbasaur is still healthy as ever. That injured bulb of his never slowing him down in the slightest!"
! "Bulbasaur!", responds Bubbasaur proudly.
! "So, is everything all set?" asks Chris.
! "Of course! She's inside this ball, all ready to go.", says the professor grabbing a Poke'ball decorated with blue and yellow jewels off his desk and handing it to Chris.
! "Thank you professor. I hope it wasn't too much trouble. But if I had kept her at my house, Belle definitely would've seen her.", says Chris.
! Professor Oak smiles and holds up his palm, "Oh no, she was no trouble at all. Tracey and I enjoyed having her here at the lab very much. She's a very sweet Poke'mon. I know Belle will love her!" Professor Oak leans on his cane and rises from his chair, carefully straightening his back. "Well, we'd better not keep the birthday girl waiting."
! Chris and Tracey smile and nod, "Right!"
! Chris, Bubbasaur, Tracey, and Professor Oak all arrive at Belle's home. Belle opens the door before they even have a chance to ring the doorbell. "You all made it!" she yells as she throws her arms around Chris, hugging him tightly.
! Chris returns the hug and says, "Of course! We'd be really dumb not to."
! "Mom and Dad are out buying the cake. But make yourselves comfortable! Come in! Come in!", says Belle excitedly as she tugs on Chris's arm.
! All five of them sit down in Belle's living room. Chris glances at Professor Oak, who nods at him approvingly. Chris looks at Belle nervously and holds out the small wrapped gift box. "Happy Birthday Belle! I hope you like this. It took Bubbasaur and me a long time to find."
! "Saur." says Bubbasaur in agreement.
! "Oh! Oh! Oh! Oh!", yips Belle as she rips open the gift box. She pulls out the jeweled Poke'ball and says, "Oh my! How beautiful! Thank you Chris."
! Chris and Bubbasaur form sweat drops behind their heads. "Um Belle", says Chris "The present is inside the Poke'ball."
! "Oooohhhhh...", says Belle as she taps the ball on the coffee table. A white beam emerges from the ball and takes shape on the floor. And there, staring up at Belle is the cutest Pikachu with sky blue eyes and a big blue bow on her head.
! "PiPiPi.", exclaims the released Poke'mon.
! Belle jumps up and stands on her seat, her eyes shining and sparkling with glee. "EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!", squeals Belle at the adorable Pikachu before her. "OH MY GOSH, SHE'S ADORABLE! I'VE ALWAYS WANTED A PIKACHU!" Belle leaps off her seat and on to the floor. She picks up the Pikachu and hugs her tightly. "I know just what to name you...PikaSue!", she exclaims.
! "Pikachu!" says PikaSue in approval.
! Belle turns to Chris, "Oh thank you Chris!" she yells as she runs over and squeezes him tightly. "You're the best friend ever!"
! Chris ignores the fact that he can't breathe and hugs her back tightly, "You're welcome. I'm so glad that you like her. And you're my best friend too!"
! "BULB!", yells Bubbasaur looking up at the two in envy.
! Chris laughs again, "But I can't take all the credit. Bubbasaur is the one who spotted her first and battled with her so that I could capture her."
! Belle kneels down next to Bubbasaur and gives him a big hug too. "Thank you Bubbasaur!", she exclaims.
! "Bulbasaurbulba!", answers Bubbasaur as he nuzzles her.
! Professor Oak clears his throat getting everyone's attention. "Well now, I'd say it's Tracey and I's turn to give presents." Professor Oak reaches into his lab coat pocket and pulls out a Poke'dex. "Now that you're 14 and have your first Poke'mon, you're ready to set out on your journey as a Poke'mon Trainer."
! Belle takes the Poke'dex and hugs Professor Oak, "Thank you Professor, but I don't know if PikaSue and I are ready to start our journey alone...."
! Oak laughs, "Who ever said that you'd be going alone?" He reaches into his pocket again and pulls out a second Poke'dex, "Chris and Bubbasaur will be going with you!"
! "Seriously?!", exclaims both Belle and Chris at the same time.
! "Yep, you'll be able to start your journey together tomorrow morning!"
! "THANK YOU PROFESSOR!", yell Belle and Chris again simultaneously.
! "Bulba!" exclaims Bubbasaur.
! "Pipikachu!", yells PikaSue.
! Tracey speaks up, "Hold on now, I still need to give you both my gift." Tracey hands them each 10 empty Poke'balls. "You're definitely going to needs those on your journey."
! "Thank you Tracey!", they both shout.
! The next morning at the break of dawn, Chris throws on his black shirt with green trimmings, with matching pants, sneakers, headband, gloves, and trench coat. Meanwhile, Belle puts on her black sports bra with yellow trimmings, with matching leather jacket, shorts, biker gloves and boots.
! "Ready Bubbasaur?" asks Chris. "Bulbaaa!", answers Bubbasaur.
! "Ready PikaSue?", asks Belle. "Pikapika!", answers PikaSue.
! They both emerge from their houses, meet in the road, and the four set off on their huge Poke'mon journey together.
! What awesome adventures, crazy obstacles, and dangerous lands lie before our heroes? Only time will tell!
Episode 2 - The Terrible Team Titanium
! Chris, Belle, Bubbasaur, and PikaSue begin their adventure by going through Route 1. "So Chris, what kinds of Poke’mon to you hope to catch?", asks Belle as they walk.
! "Powerful ones. I want Poke'mon so strong, no one would be able to defeat them. Kinda like Bubbasaur!", Chris answers looking down at Bubbasaur and smiling.
! "Bulbasaur!", says Bubbasaur proudly in agreement.
! Belle smirks and says, "Setting our sights kinda high aren't we?"
! "Naw", responds Chris, "With proper training and care, any Poke'mon can become a powerhouse!" He then turns to Belle, "How bout you? What kind of Poke'mon do you want?"
! Belle smiles and answers, "I want a team of the cutest Poke'mon that anyone has ever seen! But of course, I already have the cutest Poke'mon of all, isn't that right PikaSue?"
! Belle stops walking as she realizes that PikaSue is no longer beside her. Belle looks behind her and sees PikaSue facing the tall grass with her ears perked up high. "PikaSue? What's wrong?"
! "Pipipi!", yells PikaSue before jumping into the tall grass.
! "PikaSue wait!", yells Belle as she runs into the grass after her, with Chris and Bubbasaur close behind.
! After a few minutes of running, the tall grass parts and Belle nearly trips over PikaSue who had stopped running. Belle picks her up and fusses, "PikaSue! Don't go running off by yourself like that!"
! "PiPiPikachu!", exclaims the annoyed PikaSue as she point into the opening. Belle looks over and sees two people in silver-colored uniforms. One is a tall guy with blond hair, the other is a medium height girl with dark red hair. A Munchlax is on the ground near them.
! Chris and Bubbasaur emerge from the bushes. "Who are they?", Chris asks.
! "Good question.", responds Belle. The four of them duck behind the grass and listen.
! "Who told you that you could eat that?!" yells the girl to the Munchlax.
! "Cough it up!", shouts the guy.
! "Munchlax munch munch!", shouts the Munchlax.
! "I said cough it up!", yells the guy again before hitting the Munchlax over the head hard with his fist.
! Being not one for tolerating Poke'mon abuse, Chris stands up and yells, "HEY! YOU LEAVE THAT MUNCHLAX ALONE!"
! Belle looks up at Chris in shock, "Eep."
! The uniformed duo looks at Chris. "Kid, this doesn't concern you. Mind your own business and let the adults do their work.", says the guy.
! "No! I'm not leaving! You're hurting that Munchlax! I'm telling you to leave him alone!"
! Belle stands up and yells, "Yeah! What kind of low-lives hurt a defenseless Poke'mon like that?!"
! "Pikachu!", yells PikaSue.
! "Bulba!" yells Bubbasaur.
! The girl looks at Chris and Belle and places her hands on her hips, "Do you little brats know who you're dealing with?"
! "A couple of retro dancers?", guesses Chris.
! "NO! We're the diabolical duo, Kat and Garrett!", she states proudly.
! Garrett adds, "Yeah! And together we're part of the world famous Team Titanium!" he exclaims, attempting to strike an action pose, but failing.
! Belle tilts her head in confusion, "Team Titanium?"
! Chris sighs and explains, "Ever since Team Magma and Team Aqua became big names, more evil organizations have popped up who specialize in other Poke'mon types. Team Titanium specializes in steel type Poke'mon."
! Belle looks at the duo in disgust, "I see…"
! Garrett whips a Poke'ball out of his pocket, "Enough chit-chat, we're gonna teach you kids a lesson in trying to mess with us! Go Steelix!"
! Kat whips out a Poke'ball too, "Go Piplup!". They both throw their balls and out come the fierce colossal metal snake and adorable small blue penguin.
! Chris and Belle run into the opening. "Go Bubbasaur!", shouts Chris.
! "PikaSue, I choose you!", yells Belle.
! "Bulba!" "Pika!" they yell as they run in front of their trainers and prepare for battle. PikaSue and Piplup's eyes interlock, while Bubbasaur stares down the mighty Steelix.
! "Steelix! Start with Iron Tail!”, commands Garrett. The huge Steelix's tail glows white as he raises it high above his head.
! "Bubbasaur! Dodge and use Leech Seed!", yells Chris.
! "Bulbasaur!", says Bubbasaur as he jumps out of the way mere milliseconds before the massive tail comes crashing down.
! "PikaSue! Use Thundershock!", yells Belle.
! "Pochama! Nail that yellow rat with Pound!" Piplup runs at PikaSue with her flippers above her head. PikaSue jumps to the right and jolts Piplup with her Thundershock.
! With Steelix's tail stuck in the dirt, Bubbasaur unleashes his Leech Seed onto it. Steelix's energy begins draining little by little. "Steelix! Go underground with Dig!!" With a short bellow, Steelix turns and tunnels deep beneath the surface.
! "Get ready Bubbasaur, jump on my command.", says Chris.
! Piplup quickly recovers from the electrocution. "Peck now!" yells Kat. Piplup then begins to frantically peck PikaSue in the face. PikaSue closes her eyes and tries to break away.
! "PikaSue! Counter with Bite!", shouts Belle. PikaSue clamps onto Piplup's beak with her pointy teeth. Piplup starts frantically flailing trying to get free. "Now PikaSue, finish her with Thunderbolt!" PikaSue's cheeks glow bright yellow as she unleashes her electricity into Pochama and fries the poor water bird like a Thanksgiving dinner.
! "PIPLUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUP!!" screams Piplup as a thousands of volts surge through her body.
! "Now Bubbasaur! Jump and use Razor Leaf below you!", shouts Chris. Bubbasaur jumps into the air and faces the ground. Steelix breaks from beneath the soil. Bubbasaur fires an onslaught of Razor Leaf right into Steelix's face, scoring a critical hit.
! "RRRAAAAAUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUGGGG!!" bellows Steelix as he losses consiousness.
! Both Piplup and Steelix fall the ground no longer able to battle.
! "We did it!" yell Chris and Belle together as the jump and high-five each other.
! “PiPikachu!" yells PikaSue as she raises her hand up to Bubbasaur for their high-five, mimicking the trainers.
! "Bulbasaursaur!" yells Bubbasaur as he returns the high-five with his vine.
! Garrett and Kat call back their Poke'mon. "You haven't seen the last of us!", says Kat angrily.
! "We'll be back, and next time you won't be so lucky!", snaps Garrett as they both run away.
! Belle and Chris approach the Munchlax, whom is sitting on the ground dazed. "He doesn't look so good.", says Belle.
! "I know. We need to get him to the Poke'mon Center.", says Chris and he hoists the injured Poke'mon onto his back. "Aw man! This little guy is heavier than he looks! >_<"
! Belle takes out her Poke'Nav and points west, "Viridian City should be right over there. Let's hurry."
! "Right" answers Chris as they all run in that direction.
Episode 3 - Munchlax Emergency!
! "Look, there it is. I knew it wouldn't take long to get here." points out Belle as they reach Viridian City.
! "Speak for yourself…", pants Chris with the 240 pound Munchlax on his back.
! "There's the Poke'mon Center, let's hurry." says Belle as leads the others into a run towards the big red building with the giant Poke'ball above the entrance.
! "PiPiPi!", shouts PikaSue. "Bulba!", yells Bubbasaur.
! The sliding glass doors swoosh open as the two trainers and three Poke'mon enter the center. A woman with loopy pink hair wearing a skirted nurse uniform sitting behind the front desk looks up from her computer and smiles warmly. "Hello, my name is Nurse Joy, how may I help you today?"
! Exhausted, Chris hoists the injured Munchlax onto the counter. "This Munchlax is injured. We saw Team Titanium beating him up in Route 1. Can you please check him out Nurse joy?"
! Nurse Joy leans forward and examines the Poke'mon staring back up at her with eyes filled with pain. "Oh you poor dear. That damn Team Titanium, hurting such an adorable Poke'mon such as this." She turns to the pink egg-shaped Poke'mon with her behind the counter, "Chansey...stretcher."
! "Chansey!", yips Chansey as she waddles through the double push doors and shorty returns through along with another Chansey, both of them pushing a stretcher.
! "It doesn't look very serious, but we'll need to run a full check-up." explains the nurse as she and the Chanseys hoist the Munchlax onto the stretcher. The Chansey duo and Munchlax then once again disappear behind the double push doors.
! Nurse Joy turns to the two trainers, "This could take a couple of hours." she says.
! "Okay..." reply Chris and Belle at the same time.
! Chris and Belle sit in the lobby with PikaSue and Bubbasaur snuggled in their laps as they wait for Munchlax to recover.
! Chris looks at Bubbasaur, "You know, maybe Bubbasaur and PikaSue should have check-ups too. Their battle with Team Titanium was pretty rough."
! Belle nods in agreement, "You're right..."
! Upon hearing this, both PikaSue and Bubbasaur jump out of their trainer's laps. PikaSue crosses her arms and makes an angry face, "Pikachu!". Bubbasaur sticks out his tonuge in displeasure, "Bulbasaur!".
! Both trainers laugh. "Okay, you guys win. No check-ups.", giggles Belle.
! Suddenly, Nurse Joy approaches Chris and Belle with a clipboard and a worried face. "What's wrong, Nurse Joy?", asks Chris.
! "I have an important question to ask the two of you. Would you happen to know why Team Titanium was harassing this Munchlax?"
! Belle shrugs, "They were probably just hurting him to be mean."
! Nurse Joys blinks and asks a different question, "Did you perhaps hear them say something that may suggest otherwise?"
! Chris looks up and scratches his head, "Come to think of it, they were yelling at Munchlax to cough up something. Maybe he ate their breakfast?"
! Nurse joy sighs, "I was afraid of this. Our X-RAY shows some sort of small mechanical device in Munchlax's stomach." She removes an X-RAY copy from her clipboard and hands it to the trainers. Chris, Belle, Bubbasaur, and PikaSue all lean in for a closer look.
! "The device is sorta shaped like a pear." points out Belle.
! Nurse Joy nods, "Yes, we think that Munchlax mistook the device for a pear and ate it. Whatever he ate must be really important to Team Titanium. What worries me the most is that we don't know what the original purpose of the device was."
! Chris looks up at Nurse Joy with a very concerned look, "Is Munchlax going to be okay?"
! Nurse Joy looks down, "We are unable to determine that here at the hospital. That's why I need you trainers to run a very important errand for me."
! "Name it, Nurse Joy!", shouts Belle determined to help.
! Joy points to the north, "Further down the road is the Virdian Police Station. I need you all to take that X-RAY there and see if they have a record of it in their database. Then bring back whatever information you obtain."
! Chirs and Belle spring to their feet. "You can count on us, Nurse Joy!", shouts Chris.
! "Bulbaaaa!", yells Bubbasaur.
! Nurse Joy smiles, "I knew I could. But do hurry back!" she calls after them as they run out the glass sliding doors.
! After a brief run, the gang arrives at a big blue building with a police officer hat above the entrance. They all dash in through yet another pair of glass sliding doors. A woman with bright purple hair wearing a blue mini-skirt police uniform is sorting files in a file drawer. She looks at the group whom have just entered the station. She drops the file she was holding an salutes them, "Officer Andrea on duty. State your emergency."
! Belle tilts her head, "Officer Andrea? What happened to Officer Jenny?"
! Officer Andrea brings her hand down to her hip and explains, "All of the Jennys have been promoted to sargent. The role of patrol woman now belongs to me and my relatives, the Andreas."
! Belle puts her hands together, "Oh okay!"
! "Officer Andrea, we need you to take a look at this.", says Chris handing her the X-RAY.
! Andrea looks at the X-RAY a bit surprised, "How on earth did this happen?"
! Chris and Belle explain what happened with Team Titanium and what Nurse Joy had told them.
! Officer Andrea looks at the X-RAY with a raised cheek, "Hmmm, I'll look it up on the computer database." Officer Andrea walks her her desk, pulls back the wheeled office chair, sits in front of the computer monitor, and begins typing away at the keyboard. Chris and Belle pick up their Poke'mon and stand behind Andrea. "Let's see....." begins Andrea as she reads the information on the monitor, "According to the database, the metal used to make the device is aluminum, so it shouldn't harm the Munchlax in any way."
! Chris and Belle let out a sigh of relief. "That's good to hear.", says Belle.
! "However," continues Andrea, "The databases don't have any information on the purpose of the device. So why it was important to Team Titanium is still a mystery."
! "That's alright. We really just needed to know if Munchlax would be okay.", says Chris.
! "I'm afraid it's not that simple.", answers Andrea. "If Team Titanium were that determined to get it back, chances are that they'll try to get it back again." She looks Chris and Belle in the eyes, "Eventually, that device is going to pass through. You mustn't let Team Titanium get it. Understand?"
! "Yes mam.", Chris and Belle respond.
! Officer Andrea smiles, "Good. Now go back and tell Joy the lowdown. I'm sure she's getting pretty anxious."
! "Right, thank you Officer Andrea!", calls Chris as he runs out the door. "Yeah, thanks!", yells Belle following Chris. "Bulbasauuuur!", shouts Bubbasaur. "Pikaaaaa!", says PikaSue.
! "No problem at all kids," replies Officer Andrea, "Just fulfilling my duty."
! The gang arrives back at the Poke'mon center. Nurse Joy and a healthy Munchlax greet them at the front desk. "Munchlax made a full recovery. He seems very happy to see you two."
! "Munch Munchlax! ^_^", says the happy Munchlax waving his arms.
! Chris and Belle inform Nurse Joy on what Officer Andrea had said.
! "Ah, I'm very relieved. Thank you both so much. But if Team Titanium is going to come back for the device, then re-releasing Munchlax into the wild may not be the best idea. I could keep him here at the hospital, but that could put sick Poke'mon at risk."
! Chris speaks up, "We could take him with us. We've already defeated Team Titanium once. He should be safe with us." Chris leans closer to Munchlax smiling, "That is, if it's okay with you."
! "Muuuuuuuuunchlax!!!", exclaims Munchlax leaping up happily.
! "Alrighty," says Chris as he snags a Poke'ball off of his belt and enlarges it. "You're gonna like being with us." says Chris as he gently taps the ball on Munchlax's forehead. Munchlax goes inside the ball and the red light goes out without even a single shake.
! "Welcome to the team Munchlax!" says Chris to his new Poke'mon.
! "Bulbasaur!", yells Bubbasaur gladly.
! "Congrates Chris!" exclaims Belle.
! "Thank you. There's no doubt in my mind that Munchlax will be perfectly safe with you.", says Nurse Joy.
! Chris turns to Belle, "So, onward to Viridian Forest?"
! "You bet'cha." says Belle.
! "PiPiPikachu!", exclaims PikaSue.
! The trainers then leave the Poke'mon Center, heading on to their next adventure.
Episode 4 - Disturbance in the Water
! Shortly after leaving the Viridian City Poke'mon Center; Chirs, Belle, Bubbasaur, and PikaSue enter the dark, thick woods of Viridian Forest. As they are walking, Chris stares happily at the Poke'ball in his hand containing his newly caught Munchlax.
! "I'm really glad that things worked out the way they did with Munchlax.", he states "I've always wanted a Munchlax ever since I was little. I was planning to catch one during our journey, but I never imagined that I'd get one on the very first day."
! Belle giggles, "I could tell you really wanted him when you stood up against Team Titanium for him."
! Chris looks at Belle, "True, but I would've done that for any Poke'mon."
! Belle shrugs, "Whatever the reason, you got your second Poke'mon. That puts you one step ahead of me. You know I'm going to have to catch up with you." She looks down at her only Poke'mon, "Right PikaSue?"
! PikaSue looks back up at her trainer with a smile, "Pikachu. ^_^"
! Chris puts the Poke'ball back on his belt and looks forward. He stares through the darkness in front of them. "It's getting close to dusk. I can hardly see where we are going."
! "Bulb.", agrees Bubbasaur has he too squints his eyes into the blackness, but sees nothing.
! "Hold on", says Belle as she pulls her Poke'nav from her shorts pocket and flips it open, the screen light illuminates her face. "Let me pull up an overview of Viridian Forest." She presses several buttons and a 3-D render of trees and pathways. She points into the dark in front of them, "According to the Poke'nav, we should keep going straight until we come to a small lake. We then need to go left.."
! "That thing can do a lot of stuff," interrupts Chris not hearing a word that Belle had just said. "How much did it cost?"
! Belle gives him a look, "Don't ask me. My parents bought it for me. Look, we just need to keep going forward and be on the lookout for wild Poke'mon."
! The trainers and Poke'mon continue onward as the narrow strip of sky peeking through the thick treetops turns shades of yellow,orange,and red. Suddenly, PikaSue's eyes perk up. "Pi?"
! "What's wrong PikaSue?", asks Belle looking down at her.
! "PikaPi!", yells PikaSue as she takes off running into the darkness ahead.
! "There she goes again! Running off without warning." sighs Belle as she, Chris, and Bubbasaur take off after PikaSue.
! The darkness clears as they arrive at a lake in the middle of the forest. PikaSue is standing at the bank staring out at the lake. Belle picks of PikaSue and fusses, "PikaSue! I've told you before not to run off by yourself! Are you trying to get lost?"
! "Chu!", shouts the annoyed Poke'mon as she points to the lake.
! Belle and Chris look where she is pointing. In the middle of the lake, they can see a small blue dot thrashing madly in the water. Belle gasps, "I think it's a Poke'mon drowning!"
! Without hesitation, Chris takes action, "Bubbasaur! Stretch your vines out there and rescue that poor Poke'mon."
! "Bulbasaur.", responds Bubbasaur as two long vines emerge from his damaged bulb and extend out into the lake. He manages to grab hold of the Poke'mon and lifts it out of the water. However, the Poke'mon keeps thrashing and breaks loose before Bubbasaur can retract it back to shore. The Poke'mon falls right back into the water and continues thrashing madly.
! "Try it again.", tells Chris to his grass Poke'mon.
! Bubbasaur wraps his vines around the Poke'mon and once again lifts it from the water. But the confused and panicking Poke'mon once again breaks loose and falls back into the water.
! "Again Bubbasaur! We can't quit.", growls the determined trainer.
! "Hold on," interrupts Belle as she sits down on a boulder and pulls off her boot, "It's too scared and confused to realize that Bubbasaur is trying to save it", she explains as she pulls off her other boot. "Let me go out and get it."
! Chris is speechless for a second as he stands there watching Belle remove her black socks and stuff them into her boots. He looks at Bubbasaur as says, "You tried Bubbasaur. Thank you. But I think Belle is right. Bring your vines back in."
! "Bulbasaur.", responds Bubbasaur as his vines zip back into his bulb. Bubbasaur then looks at Belle whom is removing her jacket and biker gloves.
! Belle pulls down her over shorts, leaving her wearing only her bike shorts and sports bra. "Watch my stuff, okay?", she tells Chris and she waddles into the shallow bank water and makes her way to the center of the lake.
! Chris, Bubbasaur, and PikaSue watch as Belle's body disappears into the water. "Damn she's hot.", mutters Chris louder than intended. Bubbasaur and PikaSue look up at him with sweat drops on their heads. "Uh, I mean, damn it's hot. Yeah, you know, it being summer and we're in the forest. Yep. It sure is hot out here." Bubbasaur and PikaSue look at each other and shake their heads nonchalantly.
! After swimming the American Crawl for 40 feet or so, Belle reaches the middle of the lake. The drowning Poke'mon turns out to be a Marill. Belle carefully puts her hands on the Marill, restraining her arms to keep her from thrashing. "It's okay sweetie. I've got you. You're safe now.", says Belle comfortingly. The Marill stops thrashing and looks up at Belle with tears in her eyes. "Everything will be okay now. No more scary water.", continues the caring trainer. Marill's tears grow bigger as she breaks out crying and hugs Belle tight. Belle pets her head, "Shhhh…it's okay." With the Marill securely tucked in her arm, Belle paddles back to shore.
! Chris points to the Marill confused, "It was a Marill? You mean that this Marill can't swim? What kind of water Poke'mon can't swim?"
! "Shut up!", snaps Belle as she sits on the boulder, rocking the frightened Marill in her arms. "Who cares if she can't swim. She's cute and sweet, that's all that matters." The Marill looks up at Belle, now not as scared as before. Belle smiles warmly down at her. Marill's frightened expression slowly turns into a small smile. "Awwww, aren't you the cutest. Tell you what, if you come with me, I promise that I'll teach you how to swim. How's that sound?"
! Marill doesn't say a word, but nods her head in acceptance. Belle smiles warmly as she takes a Poke'ball off of her belt on the ground and enlarges it. "Stay by me, and you'll never be scared again.", she tells Marill as she lightly taps the ball on her forehead. Marill goes into the ball and the red light fades without a shake.
! "What were you saying earlier? Something about you not having a second Poke'mon yet?", teases Chris.
! Belle sticks out her tongue at him playfully as she gets dressed, "I told you that I'd catch up."
! "Saurbulba.", laughs Bubbasaur. "Pikachupi", giggles PikaSue.
! But their celebrating is shortened by a loud yell, "THERE YOU ARE!! WE'VE GOT YOU NOW!!"
! The four of them look into the forest clearing, and standing there is Garrett and Kat of Team Titanium.
Episode 5 - If At First You Don't Succeed…
! “You guys again? Didn’t you learn anything from the last time we kicked your butts?” snickers Belle as she finishes getting dressed.
! Garrett leans forward and rubs his hands together continuously, signifying that he is on the defensive, “Look, we really need that Munchlax back. It belongs to our boss. It escaped headquarters a few days ago. Our mission is to return it to him safely.”
! “Our boss is so upset without his beloved Munchlax.” adds Kat, “Please won’t you return it? We won’t hurt it.”
! Chris puts his hands on his hips, “Do you think we’re stupid?” he snaps, “You want Munchlax because he swallowed your weird contraption. Well guess what…you’re not getting him. Besides, if he belonged to somebody, I wouldn’t have been able to capture him, now would I?”
! “Bulbasaur!” barks Bubbasaur.
! “Pipikachu!” snaps PikaSue
! “What?!” exclaims Kat, “How could you possibly have known about that?!”
! “We have our methods.” shrugs Belle.
! Garrett looks at Kat, “Plan B?”
! Kat looks back at him and nods, “Plan B.”
! “Go Lairon!” shouts Garrett as he tosses a Poke’ball.
! “Skarmory, get out there!” yells Kat as she does the same.
! The stone-skinned, metal-armored dinosaur-like creature and sharp-winged metal bird-of-prey take shape on the lake bank. “Roooon!” booms Lairon. “Skaaaaaaar!” screeches Skarmory.
! “Here we go again” chuckles Chris, “Bubbasaur, you know the drill.”
! “Bulb.” Answers Bubbasaur as he dashes into the battlefield.
! “Ready PikaSue?” asks Belle.
! “Piiii!” replies PikaSue, jumping into the group of Poke’mon.
! Bubbasaur and Lairon glare at each other competitively. PikaSue and Skarmory interlock eyes, neither of them blinking.
! “Skarmory! Begin with Peck!” commands Kat.
! “Lairon! Get that little punk with Metal Claw!” orders Garrett.
! “PikaSue! Dodge to the side and use Quick Attack!” shouts Belle.
! “Bubbasaur! Jump back and use Poison Powder!”
! With incredible speed, Skarmory lunges forward with his razor sharp beak ready to pierce, but PikaSue jumps to the left. Skarmory’s beak impales into the muddy bank. Before Skarmory has a change to pull it out. PikaSue bashes into Skarmory with Quick Attack, right into his hard metal chest.
! Lairon raises her front right leg as it glows white. She then swings it, claws first, at Bubbasaur. Bubbasaur jumps back.
! “Tackle!” yells Garrett.
! Just as Bubbasaur is about to release Poison Powder, he is nailed in the face with Lairon’s solid steel forehead. Bubbasaur catches himself as he staggers backwards, leaving skids in the dirt.
! PikaSue runs her head. She ended up taking more damage than dealing.
! “Sorry PikaSue, use Thunder Wave!” exclaims Belle.
! “Air Cutter, Skarmory!” screams Kat.
! PikaSue’s cheeks glow yellow. Skarmory takes off in flight swiping PikaSue with his spiked wing on the way up. PikaSue falls over on her back…
! “Again Skarmory!” directs Kat.
! “Vine Whip, Bubbasaur!” yells Chris.
! “Use Protect!” counters Garrett.
! Lairon suddenly becomes engulfed in a funky orange orb. Bubbasaur lashes out his vines at her, only to smack right into the Protect shield.
! Skarmory loops around to dive bomb PikaSue with another Air Cutter, but despite being on her back, PikaSue still executes the Thunder Wave successfully. Skarmory flies right into it and becomes paralyzed.
! “Get around the side and don’t let up. There’s got to be a weakness in that shield.” strategizes Chris. Bubbasaur runs around to the side of Lairon, still striking her with his Vine Whip. But the Protect is of equal power on both sides. “Keep on slugging! That Protect has to wear off eventually.” says Chris.
! The paralyzed Skarmory is now having difficulty staying up in the air. “Skarmory Swift!” yells Kat.
! “Shock Wave PikaSue!” screams Belle.
! Skarmory is unable to use Swift due to his paralysis. PikaSue’s cheeks glow yellow, her sparks charging up, the surge of electricity spreads throughout her entire body and she unleashes it upon Skarmory in a flow of several waves of white hot lightning. “SKAAAAAAARRRR!!” echoes Skarmory’s cry as he is electrocuted and sent spiraling down to the ground, smacking into it face first.
! “Bubbasaur! Tackle now!” shouts Chris as Lairon’s Protect fades away. Bubbasaur charges at Lairon and rams into her full force. The impact of the sudden powerful blow sends Lairon flying…right into the lake.
! Skarmory lifts his head to give PikaSue a furious stare, only to find his face being hugged by PikaSue. “Skar?” yips Skarmory with a sweat drop on his head.
! “Thunderbolt.” says Belle, a hint of mockery in her tone.
! “Pi…ka….CHUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU!!!!!” shouts PikaSue as she scores a critical hit on Skarmory with Thunderbolt, roasting him like tin foil in a microwave. Skaromory coughs up a puff of smoke and faints.
! Lairon surfaces from the lake, swirly-eyed and unable to battle.
! “We win again! Great job Bubbasaur!” celebrates Chris. “Hooray for PikaSue!” exclaims Belle. As their respective Poke’mon jump into their arms for a hug.
! “Lairon return.” says Garrett defeated as Lairon turns into a red beam and zips into the Poke’ball.
! “Grrrrrr! Damn it! Damn it! Damn it! DAMN IT!” roars Kat as she calls back Skarmory. “You little brats! You’ll pay for this! And we WILL get our machine back!”
! “Come back anytime.” chuckles Chris.
! “We’ll be glad to defeat you guys again.” smirks Belle.
! Garrett and Kat take off running. “So now what?” asks Kat as they run.
! “Without any usable Poke’mon, we have no choice but to return to HQ.” answers Garrett, clearly not fond of the thought.
! “I was afraid of that.” says Kat.
! After Garrett and Kat disappear into the forest. Chris turns to Belle, “Is your stomach growling too?”
! “Yup. I’m thinking the same thing.” answers Belle with a smile.
! “Awesome.” says Chris as he kneels down and digs in his backpack. He pulls out a stack of turkey sandwiches enclosed with plastic wrap, “Dinner is served!”
! “Bulbaaaa!” exclaims Bubbasaur joyfully.
! “Pipipi!” says PikaSue as she tugs on the stack of sandwiches.
Episode 6 - Caterpie Catastrophe!
! “Hold on there, PikaSue.” chuckles Chris. “There’s plenty for everybody.”
! “Chu!” snaps PikaSue impatiently.
! Chris unwraps the sandwiches and distributes them among everyone.
! “Bulbasur.” says Bubbasaur as he opens his mouth to take a big bite out of his sandwich.
! “Hold it.” exclaims Belle, interrupting everyone’s eating. “We should let our new Poke’mon eat too.”
! “Great idea.” says Chris as both he and Belle take out their Poke’balls.
! “Come on out Marill.”
! “Dinner time, Munchlax.”
! Marill and Munchlax both appear on the ground between the two trainers. “Munchlax!” exclaims Munchlax as he spots the sandwiches right away. “Mari…” says Marill curiously, unsure about the food. Munchlax picks up two sandwiches and shoves them both into his mouth. Marill turns around and hops into Belle’s lap.
! “Awww, is Munchlax hogging all the food?” asks Belle as she pets Marill’s head. “Here, have some of mine.” she says, breaking off a piece of her sandwich and holding it to Marill’s mouth.
! “Marill…” says Marill as she takes a tiny bite.
! “Saur saur saur saur” mumbles Bubbasaur as he chews his sandwich.
! “Pikachu!” exclaims PikaSue happily, already done half her sandwich.
! Munchlax tugs on Chris’s sleeve. “Munch munchlax?”
! “You’re still hungry?” laughs Chris. “You’re like a garbage disposal.”
! “I brought some chocolate bars.” suggests Belle. “There’re right here in my backpa…” Belle is unable to finish her sentence, because the rear half of a wild Caterpie is sticking out of her backpack. She quickly snatches her backpack away from him. The wild Caterpie looks up at her, holding one of her chocolate bars in his front legs and nibbling on it.
! “Oh wow! A Caterpie!” exclaims Chris.
! “It’s so cute!” says Belle, her eyes all lit up.
! “I’ve got to catch it!” they both yell at the same time.
! “What? But it’s my turn to capture a Poke’mon.” states Chris.
! “Since when are we taking turns? The Caterpie is eating MY chocolate, so I should be the one to catch him!” argues Belle, standing to her feet.
! “Marill!” exclaims Marill as she runs and hides behind Munchlax.
! “But Butterfree is one of my top ten favorite Poke’mon! I want that Caterpie!” shouts Chris, standing up as well.
! Caterpie finishes the chocolate bar and casually begins to worm away.
! “I specifically said that I want cute Poke’mon! Caterpie and all of its evolutions fall under that category!” yells Belle. “You can go find a tough Poke’mon! Cause that’s what you want!”
! “Butterfree is VERY tough!” shouts Chris.
! "I SAW IT FIRST!!" screams Belle.
! “Bulba.” speaks Bubbasaur, trying to get the attention of the two trainers.
! “WHAT?!” they both yell.
! “Saur.” responds Bubbasaur, motioning towards the forest.
! Chris and Belle look at the thorny forest brush just in time to see the tip of Caterpie’s tail disappear into it. Both trainers stand there speechless. “……”
! “So much for that…” says Chris, breaking the silence. Belle simply nods in agreement.
! Chris turns to the four Poke’mon. “Is everyone done eating?” asks Chris. Everyone nods, except for Munchlax, who shakes his head. “I’ll buy you a big meal when we get to Pewter City.” negotiates Chris to Munchlax. “But for now, return.” he says, withdrawing Munchalx back into his Poke’ball.
! “Marill return.” adds Belle, doing the same.
! Chris looks around. Their surrounding area is now almost pitch black, save for the faint moonlight from above. “I think we should call it a night. It will be much easier to get around in the morning.” suggests Chris.
! “Yeah, you’re right.” agrees Belle.
! They both sit down and dig their compact sleeping bags out of their backpacks. They lay them out on the ground side-by-side and sit on top of them. They both begin to prepare for bed. Chris removes his shoes, while Belle removes her boots.
! “Ummm, Belle?” asks Chris as he removes his trench coat.
! “Yeah?” answers Belle, taking off her jacket and biker gloves.
! “I’m sorry about earlier.” says Chris removing his headband “I was being pretty selfish.” he confesses as he lays it on top of his shoes.
! “I’m sorry too. It was just a Caterpie, hardly worth arguing over.” she shrugs.
! “So are we forgiven?” asks Chris hopefully, extending his arms outward for a hug.
! “Forgiven.” answers Belle happily, hugging Chris tight.
! They both snuggle into their sleeping bags. “Come on in Bubbasaur.” invites Chris, moving to the side to make room.
! “Bulbasaur.” says Bubbasaur as he backs into the sleeping bag with Chris.
! “Hop in, PikaSue.” calls Belle, patting the space beside her.
! “Pika!” shouts PikaSue as she scurries into Belle’s sleeping bag head first. Then disappears completely into it only to have her head resurface a second later.
! “Goodnight” says Chris as he lays down, putting his arm around Bubbasaur.
! “Goodnight.” answers Belle, cuddling PikaSue.
! “Bulb.” says Bubbasaur, snuggling up with Chris.
! “Pika.” says PikaSue nuzzling Belle.
! –-(the next morning)----
! At daybreak, Bubbasaur awakens to a strange sound. Bubbasaur opens his eyes to see the very same Caterpie, this time digging in Chris's backpack. Bubbasaur blinks, the Caterpie is unaware that he’s been spotted Bubbasaur very quietly extends two vines out of his damaged bulb. He taps Chris with one vine, and Belle with the other. Both trainers awaken and immediately spot the Caterpie. The two trainers look at each other. Chris leans in closer to Belle and whispers, “I say the fairest thing to do is that we both battle with it, and whoever is able to capture him first is who gets to keep him. Fair deal?”
! “Fair deal.” says Belle nodding.
! “Go Munchlax.” says Chris softly as he taps the Poke’ball on the ground. Munchlax comes out, yawning and scratching his bum.
! “PikaSue, wake up. Caterpie is back.” whispers Belle, poking her furry yellow Poke’mon.
! “Pi?” says PikaSue, rubbing her eyes.
! Both trainers stand up on top of their sleeping bags, Munchlax and PikaSue at their sides. Caterpie emerges out of the backpack, gnawing on another chocolate bar. He looks to the side, then up at the two Poke’mon and two trainers looming over him like a group of skyscrapers. He tilts his head at them as he eats.
! “Munchlax! Tackle!” orders Chris.
! “Muuuuuuuuuch!!” yells Munchlax as he charges towards the small Poke’mon.
! “PikaSue! Quick attack!” commands Belle.
! PikaSue zips right past Munchlax and clashes right into Caterpie. Caterpie rolls backward, but quickly returns to his feet and flees for the forest brush.
! “Use Body Slam, Munchlax!” shouts Chris. Munchlax leaps into the air, calculating where he will land, his shadow rapidly expanding on the grassy patch below. Caterpie notices the shadow and swiftly changes direction, now sprinting for a different, closer area of forest brush. Munchlax misses and slams down on nothing but soft grass.
! “PikaSue! Thundershock!” yells Belle. PikaSue’s cheeks glow bright yellow as she unleashes a series of bolts towards the Caterpie. However, the Caterpie once again jumps into the thorny brush, a mere millisecond before the Thundershock strikes where he had been.
! “Aww…man.” whines both Chris and Belle simultaneously.
! “Munch…” adds the disappointed Munchlax.
! “Pipipikachu!!” screams PikaSue, jumping up and down in a fit.
! “Let’s go. Pewter City can’t be much further.” sighs Chris, calling back Munchlax.
! Belle takes out her Poke’Nav and opens the map, “Actually, this says that Pewter City is right over there.” she states pointing down the path ahead. They both look and see buildings in the distance.
! “You mean that Pewter City was right over there this whole time?” asks Chris.
! “Yup! What’re we waiting for? Let’s go get some breakfast!” says Belle happily.
! “Bulba!” exclaims Bulbasaur.
! “Pikachuuu!” squeals PikaSue.
! Both trainers get dressed, pack away their sleeping bags and dash towards their next big challenge in Pewter City with their faithful Poke’mon. However, unknown to our heroes, Caterpie pokes his head out of the brush and takes off after them, following from a considerable distance behind.
Episode 7 - Mayhem in the Museum!
! Chris, Belle, Bubbasaur, and PikaSue take their first steps into Pewter City, the stone gray city. “Hmm, Pewter City is smaller than I expected.” Says Chris, thinking out loud.
! “It’s bigger than Pallet Town.” says Belle.
! “Pipikachu!” exclaims PikaSue, pointing at a restaurant and motel complex. Above the entrance is a big neon sign that reads Dew Drop Inn.
! “I think she’s saying that she wants breakfast.” giggles Belle.
! “She’s not alone. Let’s go eat! Maybe we can get some information on the Pewter Gym while we’re in there.” says Chris.
! The four of them enter the restaurant. An older, stout man with a full head of gray hair greets them from behind the register. “Hi there kids. Welcome to the Dew Drop Inn. My name is Joe, but some of my friends call me Papa Squirtle. Call me whichever you like better.”
! “I like Papa Squirtle. It sounds funny.” giggles Belle.
! “Nice you meet you Joe. I’m Chris, she’s Belle, this is Bubbasaur, and that’s PikaSue.”
! “Bulba” greets Bubbasaur as he waves a vine.
! “Much obliged.” answers Joe, “You guys are our first customers today, so take any seat you like and my wife should be there to serve you shortly.”
! Both trainers and the Poke’mon all sit down at a table made for six. “Breakfast time, Munchlax!” says Chris as he opens his Poke’ball. “Rise and shine, Marill!” says Belle as she does the same.
! Marill and Munchlax take shape on top of the two remaining empty chairs. “Muuuuchlax!” exclaims Munchlax as he immediately picks up his fork and spoon.
! Suddenly, an older, stout woman wearing think, round glasses emerges from the kitchen and walks to their table. “Hello dearies” she says cheerfully, handing them a menu, “My name is Janis, but many know me better as MamaPuff. I’ll be your waiter this morning.”
! “Thank you” say both trainers at once.
! “You’re very welcome.” answers MamaPuff. She then looks down at the Poke’mon. “Awww, aren’t they all adorable.”
! “Pi” boasts PikaSue proudly.
! “Marill!” exclaims Marill thankfully.
! “Munch.” mumbles Munchlax as he sucks on his spoon.
! Bubbasaur rolls his eyes, as he prefers to be called ‘tough guy’ instead of ‘adorable’.
! “We’ll have six orange juices, one blueberry muffin, four breakfast specials, and one super deluxe breakfast special.” says Chris as he folds the menu and hands it back. Munchlax tugs on Chris’s sleeve. Chris looks at Munchlax, who is holding up two fingers. Chris chuckles and turns back to Mamapuff, “Make that TWO super deluxe breakfast specials.”
! “Coming right up.” says Mamapuff before walking away and disappearing into the kitchen.
! “So Chris,” begins Belle, “Would you agree that our adventure is going really good so far?”
! “Oh heck yeah.” answers Chris. “To tell you the truth, I didn’t think that we’d accomplish so much over just one day. We each caught a second Poke’mon, we made an enemy, and we got to Pewter City in less than 24 hours. I’d say that we’re making great time.”
! “I know!” exclaims Belle cheerfully.
! “Bulbasaur.” agrees Bubbasaur, being the only one who was paying attention. The other Poke’mon are chattering among each other.
! “Order up!” shouts MamaPuff as she emerges from the kitchen, carrying two trays loaded with food.
! “That was fast.” says Chris.
! MamaPuff places the four breakfast specials in front of Chris, Belle, Bubbasaur, and PikaSue; the blueberry muffin in front of Marill; and the two super deluxe specials in front of Munchlax. “Munchlaaaaax!!” exclaims Munchlax, his eyes shinning at the huge feast in front of him.
! “Enjoy.” says Mamapuff happily.
! “We will!” exclaim the trainers right before digging in.
! Moments later, all the plates and glasses on the table are empty. “That was delicious.” says Chris, rubbing his full stomach.
! “Yup” agrees Belle.
! Munchlax lets out a loud burp that rattles the table. “Munchlax.” he says with his hand over his mouth.
! Mamapuff returns to pick up the plates, “Was everything alright?” she asks.
! “Yes mam.” reply the trainers.
! “Glad to hear it.” Answers Mamapuff, placing a strip of paper on their table. “Take that to my husband at the register.”
! “Thank you.” says Chris, smiling up at her.
! “You’re very welcome.” replies Mamapuff warmly before once again disappearing into the kitchen.
! Chris puts $5.00 on the table for Mamapuff. The trainers and Poke’mon leave the table and make their way to the front register. “Did you enjoy everything?” asks Joe as he punches buttons on the register.
! “Yup” respond Chris and Belle.
! “Good.” Joe says as he punches the last button, “That’ll be $24.75.”
! Chris takes $30.00 out of his backpack and hands it to Joe. “By the way, we were wondering if you knew anything about the Pewter City gym leader.”
! “Oh yeah, you mean Tristen.” says Joe as he takes the money and presses more buttons on the register, “He uses rock-type Poke’mon. I’ve never faced him myself, seeing how I don’t battle, but I’ve heard from others that he’s pretty tough.”
! “Really?” asks Belle “I like the sound of that. We’re going to face him right now.”
! “Good luck then, because you two will certainly need it.” says Joe as he grabs a quarter out of the register and hands it to Chris. “But you kids do know that the gym doesn’t open until 11:00A.M., right?”
! “No, we didn’t.” answers Chris in a disappointed tone as he takes the quarter “What can we do for four hours?”
! “Well…” begins Joe as he leans on the counter, “They got that Pewter Museum of Science in the middle of the city. They got a new attraction recently that’s really bringing people in.”
! “What attraction might that be?” asks Belle curiously.
! Joes smiles and responds, “A real, living, breathing Aerodactyl.”
! “WHAAAAT!?!?” shout both trainers at once.
! Shortly afterwards, Chris, Belle, Bubbasaur, and PikaSue are all running towards the center of Pewter City.
! “Hurry up! We’re almost there!” yells Chris, ahead of the pack.
! The surrounding building part, and there is the Pewter City Museum of Science. The four of them come to a halt and look at it in confusion. Surrounding the building is numerous police cars, fire trucks, ambulances, a TV reporter van, and a huge eighteen-wheeler with a colossal solid metal cage attached to the back. The entrance of the building is sanctioned with yellow tape. Standing near one of the police cars is Officer Andrea.
! The trainers and Poke’mon approach Officer Andrea, but before they can even reach her, she blows her whistle and runs to them. “This is a restricted area. No unauthorized personnel allowed!” she barks, pushing the two trainers back to the street.
! “But Officer Andrea,” starts Chris, “What’s happening in the museum?”
! “Go watch the news, I’m sure it’s all over it. Now scram!” she hisses as she shoves the two trainers onto the pavement, before heading back to her post.
! “Geez,” says Belle rubbing her butt, “Pewter City’s Officer Andrea is a real jerk!”
! “Totally” agrees Chris as he gets up and extends a hand down to Belle.
! “Pipikachu!” exclaims the annoyed PikaSue.
! “Saurbulba” nods Bubbasaur.
! “I guess we won’t get to see that Aerodactyl.” sighs Belle as she takes Chris’s hand and hoists herself up.
! “I know a way that we can still see it.” says Chris, smirking slyly.
! “Huh? What’s that?” asks Belle.
! “We sneak in!” answers Chris.
! “No way. I’m not getting arrested.” says Belle crossing her arms.
! “Oh come on!” pleas Chris. “We won’t get arrested if we don’t get caught.”
! “Okay genius, how do you suppose we get past security and inside the museum?” asks Belle with much sarcasm in her voice.
! “Follow me.” says Chris as he leads everyone down a nearby alley. “In these.” He states, holding up one of many empty garbage cans.
! “Ewww!” cringes Belle. “That’s disgusting! You’re crazy if you think I’m getting inside one of those!”
! “What if I promised to buy you that Fatal Frame 4 game that just came out?” bribes Chris, “Then would you do it?”
! Moments later; Chris and Bubbasaur are inside one garbage can, while Belle and PikaSue are in the other.
! “I can’t believe I was talked into this.” thinks Belle to herself.
! The trainers and Poke’mon hug the buildings surrounding the museum, inching past Officer Andrea, who doesn’t even look in their direction. They reach the rear of the museum building and throw off the garbage cans.
! “Oh my god.” whispers Belle as she gasps for fresh air, “It smelled like a Grimer threw up in there!”
! “Look, in here.” says Chris pointing to an open AC shaft vent. The four of them all climb into the shaft and crawl through it in single file. Eventually they reach another vent opening and drop down inside the museum.
! “Piece of cake.” brags Chris.
! “Whatever.” snaps Belle.
! There are many paintings and sculptures of famous people and Poke’mon throughout history surrounding them, both real and fictional. Around the corner they can hear the sounds of people yelling, electric zaps, and the screeching and roaring of something not human.
! “Let’s go see what the commotion is.” says Chris as he heads towards the noise.
! “You do that. Me and the Poke’mon are staying right here.” says Belle with her arms crossed.
! “Bulb.” says Bubbasaur, refusing to move.
! “Piii…” whines PikaSue, hiding behind Belle’s leg.
! “Suit yourselves.” shrugs Chris as he disappears around the corner.
! “Don’t leave me alone!” exclaims Belle as she and the Poke’mon run after Chris.
! Around the corner is the entrance to a big room, inside the room is a group of people wearing thick blue uniforms and yellow helmets with clear plastic face shields attached. All of them are carrying long metal rods with tazers on the end of them. They are shouting amongst each other as they jab their tazers at something else in the room.
! The trainers and Poke’mon all duck behind a large statue of a Rhydon. PikaSue jumps into Belle’s arms and clutches her chest tightly. They all peak around the statue and continue to watch.
! The people continue to jab at whatever is making the loud high-pitched screeches. Suddenly, a huge, gray, spiked, reptilian wing sweeps away the entire group with one powerful motion. The uniformed people are all slammed into the wall and fall to the floor with broken bones.
! A single, tall, muscular, over-weight man in uniform gets back up. He continues to jab at the creature with his tazer. But suddenly, the creature reveals itself to the trainers as it leaps at the man and pins him to the floor with a strong, clawed talon. Standing there on top of the man is the gigantic winged, razor toothed, powerhouse, ancient Poke’mon, Aerodactyl. The two trainers and Bubbasaur look at the fierce creature in complete awe. PikaSue has her face buried in Belle’s chest, trembling with fright.
! But to our heroes’ horror, the massive Aerodactyl sinks his 10-inch, razor-sharp teeth deep into the large man’s torso. Red blood gushes out as the man lets out a pain-stricken yell, which is drowned by the gargling of his own blood coming up his throat.
! Belle opens her mouth and lets out a horrified scream. Chris quickly slaps his hand over her mouth tightly, shutting her up instantly. The Aerodactyl raises his head, blood dripping from his mouth, and slowly moves his cold, evil eye to look directly at Chris, Belle, and Bubbasaur.
Episode 8 - The Mysterious Man
! Chris, Belle, and Bubbasaur all scream like little girls as the vicious Aerodactyl releases the dying large man and charges towards them with an ear piercing screech, “AEROOOOOO!!!”. Our heroes run like hell in the opposite direction. As they scream and run, they can feel the horrible, putrid, hot breath of the ferocious winged dinosaur chasing after them a mere 10 feet behind them.
! “The entrance!” yells Chris among all the chaos, spotting the main entrance of the museum ahead of them as they run for dear life, the Aerodactyl rapidly closing in on them. The trainers and Poke’mon all run through the main entrance and dive over the half dozen stairs outside the building. The two trainers hit the asphalt first, Bubbasaur lands on top of Chris, while PikaSue is still safely tucked in Belle’s arms. Being bigger than the door frame, the Aerodactyl gets caught in the doorway of the museum, allowing the trainers and Poke’mon to run to safety behind Officer Andrea’s police car.
! “What were you two doing in there?!” Andrea screams. “Never mind, looks like we’ve got bigger problems.” she says looking at the berserk Aerodactyl struggling to free itself from the doorway, cracking the bricks surrounding the metal frame. “Open fire!” she yells to the other officers. The officers, whom were all ducking behind their police cars, now begin firing their handguns at the prehistoric Poke’mon. A couple of officers grabs rifles from their car trunks and open fire on the Poke’mon with those as well, further infuriating the already pissed Aerodactyl.
! The enraged Aerodactyl finally breaks the frame of the door and swiftly soars over the group of police cars, shattering most of the windshields. The Aerodactyl flies off into Pewter City, its screeches echoing throughout.
! Officer Andrea scowls at the two trainers, “I’ll deal with you two troublemakers later.” She leans into her car and grabs the walkie-talkie, “Pewter Officer Andrea reporting a Code Red. The Aerodactyl has escaped the museum and is now loose in the city. Send in the military jets. Over.”
! “Delay that order.” says an unfamiliar voice.
! Chris, Belle, Bubbasaur, PikaSue, and Officer Andrea all look at the person whom has just spoken. There stands a man of about age 28, black spiky hair, wearing blue jeans, a black sleeveless shirt, green biker gloves, sneakers, a Poke’ball on a metal ball chain around his neck, and a red and white cap with half of a Poke’ball symbol on his head. Perched on his shoulder is a Pikachu, its yellow fur a bit faded with age.
! As soon as PikaSue lays eyes on this mysterious man’s handsome Pikachu, she blushes with infatuation. She cups her hands together as she stares up at him with dream-filled eyes. The man’s Pikachu notices her and waves to her happily, “Pikachu”, he greets.
! “Chaaaaaa” responds PikaSue as she blushes deeper and continues to stare up at Pikachu.
! “Who are you? And how long have you been standing there?” Officer Andrea asks the stranger.
! “Introductions will be made later. But right now, please delay that order. If the Aerodactyl is further provoked by the military jets, it could swat one down and cause a massive fire in the city. Please, let me battle the Aerodactyl.” explains the man.
! Andrea hesitates a second before once again speaking into the walkie-talkie. “Pewter Officer Andrea. Delay that last order. Over.” She turns to the man, “I hope you know what you’re doing.” Officer Andrea, the mysterious man, and the Pikachu all take off running into the city.
! Chris begins to run after them, but Belle catches his collar and yanks him back. She then bashes him over the head with her fist. “Owww!” winches Chris, rubbing his head.
! “You idiot! You almost got us killed back there! What’s wrong with you?!” Belle yells angrily.
! “Bulbasauuur!” shouts Bubbasaur, also pissed at Chris’s carelessness.
! “Alright! Alright! I screwed up! I’m sorry!” says Chris defensively.
! “You better be.” scowls Belle.
! “Can’t we just go watch that guy battle the Aerodactyl?” asks Chris.
! Belle gives him an icy cold stare.
! “…from a safe distance.” adds Chris, a little frightened.
! Belle sighs, “Fine, from a safe distance. Come on, PikaSue.”
! “Pi!” says PikaSue, excited that she’ll get to see Pikachu again.
! The trainers and Poke’mon run into the city. After a short while, they see the Aerodactyl perched on top of a skyscraper, screeching with its wings folded in. They also spot Officer Andrea. The trainers sneak up about 15 or so feet behind her. The mysterious man is in the middle of the street staring up at the Aerodactyl perched high above.
! Suddenly, a stout bald man with a bushy gray mustache runs past the trainers and up to Officer Andrea. “Officer, what’s going on? Why are you just standing here? My Aerodactyl is rampaging the city!”
! “Calm down Professor Cedar, that strange man over there says he can take care of the Aerodactyl on his own.” Officer Andrea explains.
! Professor Cedar blinks and the man, “Are you sure?”
! “No.” answers Officer Andrea with a sigh.
! “Go Charizard!” exclaims the man suddenly as he tosses a Poke’ball into the air. Out emerges the huge, orange, winged dragon with its tail on fire.
! “Raaaagghhh!” roars the released Charizard.
! “Charizard, knock down that Aerodactyl with Fly.” commands the man.
! Charizard spreads his wings and takes off into the sky with super sonic speed. The Aerodactyl stops screeching, as he notices something in the corner of his eye. He turns his head to look, only to get rammed head on by Charizard, throwing him off of his perch and into the sky. Aerodactyl regains control as he takes flight once again, his eyes bloodshot with fury. The raging Aerodactyl then dives at the Charizard for a full-force Take Down.
! “Flamethrower!” shouts then man.
! Charizard rears his head back as red, orange, and yellow hot embers collect in his mouth. He then lashes his head back forward and releases an inferno of fire, engulfing Aerodactyl completely. Aerodactyl emerges from the fire, his scales now charred black. His anger is now so intense, that he can hardly see straight. He now madly begins swinging his spiked wings at Charizard in a berserk fury.
! “Smokescreen.” orders the man.
! Charizard releases a large, think cloud of smoke from his nostrils, once again hiding Aerodactyl from plain site.
! “Finish it with Seismic Toss!” yells the man excitedly.
! Charizard flies into one end of the smoke cloud and emerges from the other, now holding Aerodactyl in a headlock. Charizard then begins to continuously fly in a circle, getting faster with each revolution. Once Charizard reaches mach 2 speed; he flies straight downward towards the street below. He then hurls the Aerodactyl into the street face first with incredible force, shattering the pavement and kicking up huge dust clouds. As the dust clears, Aerodactyl is laying in a crater completely unconscious.
! “Ultra Ball, go!” exclaims the man as he chucks the dark green, white, and yellow ball at the defeated Aerodactyl. The ball violently before the red light goes out and the sound of a successful capture is heard. Charizard lands next to the ball as the man and Pikachu jump into the crater. The man picks up the ball and holds it in the air. “We caught Aerodactyl!” he exclaims.
! “Pipikachu!” exclaims Pikachu.
! “Raaauuuuugghhhhh!” roars Charizard.
! “Did you see that?!” asks Chris to Belle in awe, “He took out that crazy Aerodactyl as if it was nothing!”
! “I know!” answers Belle with equal awe. “And look, that Charizard doesn’t have a single scratch on him!”
! The man walks up to Professor Cedar and holds the Ultra Ball out to him, “Here Professor, I believe this belongs to you.”
! The professor pushes the ball back to the man, “Keep it. I don’t want that thing in my museum ever again.”
! Officer Andrea salutes the man, “The police force is in your debt, thank you for riding the city of Aerodactyl.” She then turns to Chris and Belle behind her, “Now as for you two. You’re coming with me back to the station. You’ve got a lot of explaining to do, and it better be good!”
! “Uh, Officer Andrea.” interrupts the man “I take full responsibility for those two. See, they are my younger cousins, and I was supposed to be watching them. They got separated from me. I’m sure they didn’t mean to cause so much trouble. Please let me just take them home. I’ll be sure to give them both a proper punishment.”
! Andrea looks at the man, then at the trainers, then back at the man. “Alright, I’ll let them off with a warning.” she sighs. She turns to Chris and Belle, “But it’d better not ever happen again!” she scowls.
! “Yes mam!” both trainers exclaim at once.
! A few minutes later, Chris, Belle, and Bubbasaur are walking along side the man. PikaSue is on the other side on the man walking with Pikachu, latched tightly to his arm and still blushing. Pikachu is looking at her with a sweat drop behind his head, forcing a smile.
! “Thank you for standing up for us back there.” says Chris.
! “No problem.” answers the man. “But you kids seriously need to be more careful. If I hadn’t seen the news story on TV and rushed over here, who knows what might have happened.”
! “I know, we’re sorry.” says Chris.
! “So what are you going to do with that Aerodactyl?” asks Belle.
! “Well, I think with proper training and care, me and the other Poke’mon can help him get over his anger issues.” responds the man. “So where are you two headed next?”
! “Pewter City Gym!” both trainers exclaim at once.
! “Ah, your first badge. Good luck with that.” he says happily, being reminded of days long past. He then tosses a Poke’ball and out comes a Pidgeot. “Well, Pikachu and I need to get going. You two keep on training! I think you guys have what it takes to make it to the top.” he says as he and Pikachu climb onto the Pidgeot’s back.
! “Thanks!” both trainers exclaim.
! “Bulbaaaaa!” says Bubbasaur.
! The Pidgeot takes off into the sky. Suddenly Belle runs after them and yells, “Wait! We didn’t get your name!”
! The man looks over his shoulder and calls back, “It’s Ash! Ash Ketchum!” and tilts his hat before he, Pikachu, and Pidgeot disappear over a group of trees.
! Chris and Belle stand there with their jaws dropped.
! “That was Ash Ketchum?” says Chris blankly.
! “The greatest Poke’mon Master of all time?” adds Belle blankly.
! “Chuuuuu…” whines PikaSue with teary eyes.
Episode 9 - Battle for the Boulder Badge, Round 1. Bubbasaur VS Onix.
! After their close encounter with both an ancient Poke'mon and a legendary Poke'mon master, Chris, Belle, Bubbasaur, and PikaSue head towards the Pewter City Gym.
! "We still don't know much about this guy." states Belle as they walk. "All we know is that his name is Tristin, and he uses rock-type Poke'mon."
! "That's all we really need to know." responds Chris. "I say we use Poke'mon that are strong against the rock-type. Grass is strong against rock, so I'll use Bubbasaur. Water is also powerful, so you can use Marill."
! "Bulb" says Bubbasaur, expressing that he is ready for battle.
! "Marill?!" exclaims Belle suddenly. "But I've yet to use Marill in a single battle. I don't think she's ready to fight a gym leader."
! Chris stops walking. "Well, using PikaSue would be a bad decision, seeing how electric attacks have no affect on rock-types whatsoever." explains Chris. "Marill is your best and only other bet."
! "Pi." snaps PikaSus in a harsh tone, not too fond of what Chris had just said.
! "But I don't want to send Marill out if I'm not sure if she's ready." worries Belle, biting her lip.
! The two trainers stare at each other blankly. Finally, Chris breaks the silence by asking, "Do you want some time to train Marill before we go in the gym?"
! Belle sighs as she thinks about the offer. "No." she answers at last, "I know you've been looking forward to battling Tristin all day."
! "Chuuuuu." whines PikaSue, worried about Marill.
! "Saurbulba." agrees Bubbasaur.
! A few minutes later, the four of them arrive at a huge building with an exterior made entirely of stone. Engraved on the large stone above the entrance are the words Pewter City Gym.
! "Ready Bubbasaur?" asks Chris to his Poke'mon and best friend.
! "Saur!" exclaims Bubbasaur, ready for action.
! "Marill, come out." says Belle as she opens her Poke'ball and Marill takes shape on the ground. Belle kneels down before the little blue mouse. "Marill sweetheart, we're about to go into the gym. I'll be using you for the battle. I know you haven't battled yet, but I have faith in you and in your abilities. I just want you to do your best. Okay Marill?"
! "Mari" answers Marill with a worried expression.
! Belle picks her up and cradles her, "You're stronger than you think you are.", she comforts.
! Chris pushes open the gym doors as he and Bubbasaur walk in. Belle, PikaSue, and Marill follow not too far behind. They wander down a dimly-lit hallway filled with statues of various rock-type Poke'mon.
! "These statue are so detailed and realistic." says Belle as they walk. "Oh wow! Especially this one." she says crouching in front of a statue of a Geodude. "This one looks like it could come to life at any moment."
! "Dude." says the Geodude to Belle.
! "YAAAAH!" screams Belle as she falls backwards on her bum. The Geodude hops off the plaque and quickly rolls down the hallway ahead and disappears through a doorway draped with a gray curtain.
! "What do you think that was all about?" asks Chris as he helps Belle to her feet.
! "Just to scare the crap out of people." responds Belle, annoyed at the Geodude.
! They all continue down the hallway and through the gray curtain. The trainers and Poke'mon find themselves in a huge room. The middle area is a battlefield with a rough, rocky floor dotted with large boulders. Surrounding the battle arena is a line of rafters for viewers. On the opposite side of the rocky battlefield stands a man of his late teens. He is wearing a black vest with many pockets over a black t-shirt. He is also wearing black pants, a black belt, and cameo combat boots. He has a light-brownish skin tone, dark brown hair, and eyes so squinty that it's hard to tell if he even has them open or not. Standing next to the man is the Geodude from before.
! "Halt! Who goes there? State your names!" demands the man.
! "I'm Chris from Pallet City!" shouts Chris across the field.
! "I'm Belle, also from Pallet City!" adds Belle.
! "Bulbasaur!" yells Bubbasaur.
! "Pikachu!" shouts PikaSue.
! "Marill…" whispers Marill.
! "We're here to challenge gym leader Tristin to a battle!" announces Chris.
! The man chuckles, "Well, you've come to the right place." he says stepping into the light. "I am Tristin, the gym leader of Pewter City. And I accept your challenge!"
! "All right!" exclaims Chris.
! "The rules are simple." begins Tristin, "I will fight each of you in a one-on-one battle in succession. Which one of you trainers wishes to go first?"
! Chris looks at Belle and says, "Let me and Bubbasaur go first. That way, Marill will get a better idea of what to expect." Belle nods in agreement. Chris then turns to Tristin and yells "I will face you first!"
! "Very well. Step onto the platform next to you and send out your Poke'mon." instructs Tristin.
! Chris and Bubbasaur step up onto the short platform. Suddenly, the platform rises up and triples in height. Tristin's platform on the opposite side is doing the same.
! "This is it Bubbasaur. Do your best!" tells Chris to his buddy, pointing out to the field.
! "Bulbabulbasaur!" exclaims Bubbasaur as he jumps down from the platform and runs to the middle of the rocky battlefield.
! "Onix! I choose you!" shouts Tristin as he chucks a Poke'ball into the arena. Out emerges a colossal snake made entirely of boulders. The massive Onix stretches his body into the air and lets out a loud bellow that rattles the stadium walls. Onix then looks down upon Bubbasaur with a fierce, piercing glare.
! "Don't get cocky Bubbasaur. I know you took down a Steelix yesterday, but this Onix has a lot more battling experience." warns Chris to his Poke'mon.
! "Bulba" responds Bubbasaur, already aware of the situation.
! A random man wearing a blue jumpsuit holding a flag in each hand emerges from a side entrance and approaches the battlefield. The man raises both flags and begins "This is a one-on-one match between gym leader Tristin, and the challenger, Chris from Pallet. Whichever Poke'mon is left standing, shall be named the victor." The man then swiftly brings his arms together and criss-crosses the flags, "Begin!"
! "Onix! Begin with Rock Throw!" commands Tristin.
! "Bubbasaur! Counter with Razor Leaf!" yells Chris.
! Onix lets out another loud bellow as small rocks bud off of his rocky body and are hurled at Bubbasaur.
! "Bulba!" shouts Bubbasaur as he unleashes a fury of razor sharp leaves from his ripped bulb.
! The Rock Throw and Razor Leaf collide in mid air. Some of the leaves slice through the rocks, while others deflect off of them. Bubbasaur is then pummelled by the rocks that he was unable to divert, while almost simultaneously, Onix is hit by the Razor Leaf. Onix bellows as the leaves slice across his bedrock skin, while Bubbasaur winches as a larger rock bops him on the head.
! "Shake it off and use Vine Whip!" yells Chris.
! Bubbasaur shakes his head and then lashes his vines out from within his damaged bulb towards Onix.
! "Iron Tail!" shouts Tristin.
! Onix quickly raises his tail in front of him as it glows brightly. Bubbasaur's vines wrap around the Iron Tail. Onix then swings his Iron Tail back with a swift, powerful motion. With this motion, Bubbasaur is swiped off his feet and into the air.
! "SAAAUURR!!" cries Bubbasaur as he flies towards Onix unwillingly. Just as Bubbasaur reaches the massive rock snake, Onix swings his Iron Tail forward again, smacking poor Bubbasaur with incredible force and sending him flying back into the air.
! "Again Onix!" orders Tristin.
! "No! Bubbasaur!!" cries Chris as he watches his best friend take a beating.
! Onix once again swings his Iron Tail back, pulling Bubbasaur in for another smack down as if he was a mere yo-yo toy. Bubbasaur's eyes are shut tight, bracing for another crushing blow.
! "Bubbasaur! Let go!!" shouts Chris frantically.
! Bubbasaur opens his eyes and releases the Vine Whip wrapped around Onix's tail. Bubbasaur continues to fly through the air, his vines flailing madly. Even with his aim altered, Onix still brings his incredibly powerful Iron Tail forward for another hit. However, Onix misses the small Poke'mon, and Bubbasaur lands right on Onix's face. Upon inpulse, Bubbasaur quickly wraps his already extended vines around Onix's head, latching himself to Onix's face securely. Taken by surprise, Onix flinches for a split second.
! "Hurry Bubbasaur!! Leech Seed!" shouts Chirs, taking advantage of the turn of events.
! "Saur!" exclaims Bubbasaur as a dozen seeds pop out of his bulb and land all over Onix's face. The seeds rapidly sprout weeds which engulf Onix's face completely, covering his eyes.
! "Shake him off, Onix!" yells Tristin.
! Onix begins to violently shake his head from side-to-side, then up-and-down. However, Bubbasaur's vines keep him firmly attached, as the Leech Seed slowly sucks Onix's health, little by little.
! "Poison Powder!" commands Chris.
! With still Onix shaking him all about, a cloud of purple powder sprays out of Bubbasaur's bulb. Onix inhales a lung-full of the powder as he lets out another bellow, thus becoming poisoned. Suddenly, Onix smashes his face into one of the boulders on the arena floor, shattering the boulder into rubble and kicking up a large dust cloud.
! "BUBBASAUR!!!" cries Chris.
! Bubbasaur runs from out the side of the dust cloud, although judging by a bug bruise of his forehead, he did take damage from the boulder.
! "Run! Don't let Onix get you!" yells Chris.
! Bubbasaur sprints across the arena in the opposite direction of Onix. Onix emerges his head from the dust cloud, revealing the Leech Seed to still be attached. Small sparkles glisten around Bubbasaur as he continues to steal health from Onix. In addition, Onix is also losing health due to being poisoned.
! "Go get him Onix!" barks Tristin.
! Onix manages to open one eye through the Leech Seed as dives across the field towards the little Bubbasaur. Bubbasaur jumps out of the way and scampers behind a large boulder. Onix's head smashes into the rocky floor, cracking a crater into it. But Onix saw where Bubbasaur went, and lashes his tail into the boulder, once again shattering it and kicking up a dust cloud. Onix's tail emerges from the dust cloud and, to Chris's horror, it is tightly wrapped around Bubbasaur.
! "Bind." says Tristin, a tone of confidence in his voice.
! Onix brings his tail with the confined Bubbasur up high above the ground and begins to squeeze the poor Poke'mon hard.
! "BULBAAAAAA!!" yelps the the now defenseless Poke'mon as he feels his bones and muscles caving in.
! "BUBBASAUR!" yells Chris as he watches his Poke'mon go through horrible torture. Chris does not know what to do, as Bubbasaur's bulb is being smashed, preventing it from doing any attacks. Despite still losing health to Leech Seed and Poison Powder, Onix's grip on Bubbasaur becomes tighter and tighter. No longer able to breathe, Bubbasaur begins to gag. Knowing that his Poke'mon's life is now in danger, Chris raises his hand about to announce his surrender. But suddenly, a rapid fire of round, white seeds shoot out of Bubbasaur's mouth and pummel Onix in the face. With Onix not expecting it, the surprise attack scores a critical hit.
! "Is that....Bullet Seed?" asks Chris to himself. "That's it Bubbasaur!! Keep doing that!!" yells Chris excitedly.
! Onix lets out another earth shaking bellow as he is continuously hit in the head with Bullet Seed. Finally, Onix loses his grip on Bubbasaur, and they both fall to the ground. Onix lays on his side, while Bubbasaur lays there on his back.
! "Both Poke'mon have 10 seconds to return to their feet." speaks the referee, "If neither side is able to do so, this match will end a Double KO."
! "Onix! Get up!" yells Tristin.
! "Bubbasaur! Please stand up!" shouts Chris.
! "1....2....3..." begins the referee.
! Onix struggles to raise his head off the ground, while Bubbasaur rolls over onto his side.
! "4....5....6..." counts the referee.
! "Bubbsaur! I know you can do it!! I know you can!!" cries Chris.
! "Come on, Onix!!" yells Tristin.
! Onix manages to lift his head off the ground, and now endures extreme agony as he struggles to raise his upper body. Bubbasaur rolls over onto his belly.
! "7....8..." continues the referee.
! Pushing with all of his might, Onix gets his upper body off the ground and stands up. Bubbasaur grits his teeth hard, every muscle in his body aching, as he forces himself to his feet and stands.
! "9..." counts the referee.
! Bubbasaur's legs wobble as his struggles to maintain his balance. With intense concentration in his eyes, Bubbasaur focuses forward. Onix tries to do the same, but under all of the pressure, Onix suddenly loses consciousness and once again falls down to the ground.
! "NO!!!" shouts Tristin, pulling his hair.
! "10!!" shouts the referee. He then raises one flag, pointing to Chris and Bubbasaur. "Onix is unable to battle. The winner is the challenger Chris, and his Bulbasaur."
! Bubbasaur collapses back down on his belly and breathes heavily.
! Chris runs into the field and picks up his exhausted Poke'mon. "You did it, Bubbasaur!! You rock!!!" he yells happily.
! "Saur..." whispers Bubbasaur as he smiles weakly up at his trainer and friend.
! "Onix, return." says Tristin as a red beam touches Onix, sucking him back into the Poke'ball. "You were great, Onix." says Tristin to the ball, "Even with the type disadvantage, you held your own very well. You deserve a nice, long rest." Tristin puts the all away and walks into the arena to Chris, who is hugging Bubbasaur gently. "Chris, that was an amazing strategy. Combining Leech Seed and Poison Power to rapidly weaken the opponent. Then using Bullet Seed as a surprise attack. That was very smart."
! Chris scratches behind his head, "Actually, that Bullet Seed was as big a surprise to me as it was to you. Bubbasaur had never known it before this battle."
! Tristin laughs as he digs in his vest pocket. "Be it strategy or just a lucky break, you and your Bulbasaur rightfully earned this." He holds out a small, gray, metal, jewel-shaped badge. "I present you with the Boulder Badge."
! Still cradling Bubbasaur in his arms, Chris stands up and takes the badge from Tristin's hand. "Thank you, Tristin." he says. He then brings the badge in front of Bubbasaur's face. "Look Bubbasaur!" he exclaims excitedly.
! "Bulba." whispers Bubbasaur, nodding happily.
! Chris holds the badge up in the air and yells, "Yes!! We got the Boulder Badge!!"
! Tristin rubs his finger under nose as he chuckles. He then turns to Belle and Marill, whom are still standing in the end zone. "Okay, you're up."
! Belle doesn't answer, but rather looks down at Marill with a very worried expression. Marill looks back up at her, nothing but fright and terror in Marill's eyes.
! "Marill..." she whimpers meekly.
! Belle looks up and calls to Chris. "Chris, can I talk to you for a second?"
Episode 10 - Battle for the Boulder Badge, Round 2. Marill VS Golem.
! Chris blinks and responds, "Um…sure." Before going to Belle, Chris turns to Tristin. "I'm sorry, this should only take a second."
! "It's okay. There's no rush here." answers Tristin.
! Still cradling Bubbasaur in his arms, Chris walks out of the arena to Belle. "Do you still have those potions you bought in Pallet?" he asks her.
! "Oh yeah sure." says Belle as she puts Marill on the ground. She digs in her backpack and pulls out a curvy purple bottle with a spray nozzle on top. "Here." she says, handing it to Chris.
! "Thank you." says Chris as he twists the nozzle to open it and begins spraying it on Bubbasaur. "Okay, so what's up? Is something wrong?" he asks.
! Belle picks up Marill again, who is still shaking with fear. "Chris, I don't know if Marill is ready for this, especially after watching your battle. Out of all the combined Poke'mon we own, Bubbasaur is the strongest."
! "CHU!" shouts PikaSue as she crosses her arms with great distaste for what Belle had just said.
! "I'm sorry, PikaSue." responds Belle, looking down at her, "But it's a solid fact."
! Chris looks up at Belle with a slightly stunned expression on his face, "Whoa, you're really serious about this."
! "Bulb..." agrees Bubbasaur as his strength gradually returns from being sprayed by the potion.
! "Chris" continues Belle, "Bubbasaur won the match, but just barely. Bubbasaur got hurt pretty bad out there. If this Tristin guy was able to do that much damage to such a experienced Poke'mon like Bubbasaur, I worry what could happen to my dear little Marill, whose never been in a battle before."
! "Hm, I can see why'd you be worried." confines Chris as the potion runs empty. With part of his HP restored, Bubbasaur hops out of Chris's arms and walks up to Belle.
! "Bulbasaur." he says as he motions with his head for Belle to put Marill down.
! "Alright..." answers Belle as she places Marill on the ground in front of Bubbasaur, unsure of what Bubbasaur has in mind.
! "Marill..." squeaks the frail water mouse.
! "Bulba bulb saur saur saur bulba. Saurbulba bulbabulbasaur. Saur bulbasaur sauuuur bulb saur saur. Bulbasaur bulb bulb bulbasaur." lectures Bubbasaur in Poke'mon language.
! "What's he saying?" asks the puzzled Belle.
! "I think he's encouraging Marill. Perhaps he's telling her that Tristin isn't as scary as she thinks." guesses Chris.
! "Marill? Marill ma ma ma marill. Marill marill ma?" asks Marill, tilting her head.
! Bubbasaur balances himself on his hind legs, puffs out his chest, and flexes his arms. He then lets out a very macho sounding "SAUR!!".
! Marill puts her hand over her mouth as she giggles at Bubbasaur's silliness.
! Bubbasaur plops back down onto all fours and continues the encouragement, "Bulb bulba bulbasaur. Saur saur saur bulba bulba!" he finishes.
! Marill nods and looks up at Belle. Imitating Bubbasaur, she flexes her arms. "Marill!"
! Belle's eyes light up and a huge smile rapidly spreads across her face. "Are you saying that you want to battle now? You're not afraid anymore?"
! "Marill!" exclaims Marill, puffing out her chest.
! Belle sweeps Marill up into her arms and hugs her tight. "Oh Marill! You're so brave!" Belle then glares over at Tristin, who has been waiting patiently. "Alright buddy! We're ready for anything you got!"
! Tristin smiles, "Awesome. Let's get started."
! Belle and Marill take off running towards the arena. Chris smiles down at Bubbasaur, "That was a great deed you just did. Nice work!"
! "Bulbasaur." responds Bubbasaur proudly.
! Belle climbs onto the platfrom while Marill runs into the battlefield. Tristin returns to his platform and takes out another Poke'mon. Marill starts makes jabs with her fists into the air, as if she's a boxer. Tristin throws the ball and yells, "Golem, you're up!" The ball lands in the arena and a white beam emerges. The beam takes the shape of a big, round, 660 pound, megaton boulder with sharp white claws on each of his short limbs, and fierce red eyes staring down at the small, blue rodent. Marill's spirit suddenly disappears as a gloom of utter terror covers her face. Frozen with fear, she begins to shake and whimper again.
! "Oh no..." mutters Belle, smacking her face with her hand.
! "Saurrrr." mumbles Bubbasaur with a sweat drop.
! The referee speaks again. "This is a one-on-one battle between Tristin, the Pewter City gym leader, and Belle, the challenger from Pallet City. Same rules apply as the previous match. Ready....BEGIN!"
! "Golem, begin with Take Down!" orders Tristin.
! "Marill! Use Water gun! Quickly!" shouts Belle.
! Golem begins running towards Maill. However, his running is rather slow due to his weight. Meanwhile, Marill doesn't respond because she is still frozen with fright.
! "Marill! Water Gun!!!!!" yells Belle.
! The space between Marill and Golem rapidly closes as Golem continues his pursuit. Marill's eyes begin to water.
! "MARILLLLLL!!!" screams Belle.
! Golem gets with mere feet of Marill, when suddenly Marill bursts out crying. Waterfalls of tears pour from her eyes and her extremely loud wails echo around the large stadium. The sudden outburst suprises Golem. Stoping him in his tracks and ceasing the attack.
! "Marill sweetie! It's okay! Stop crying! Don't be afraid! Remember what Bubbasaur told you!" shouts Belle above Marill's crying, desperately trying to comfort her. But it's no use. Marill continues to wail and scream as her tears flood the floor beneith her.
! Golem begins to chuckle, then laugh at Marill's crying. Marill stops wailing, and with watery eyes and a pouty lip, she looks up at Golem laughing at her. Golem puts one hand on his chest while he points at Marill with the other. He continues to laugh at the poor Marill. Marill's eyes suddenly dry up and a angry expression crosses her face. Golem throws his head back, still laughing at Marill, unaware that she has stopped crying and is now walking towards him. Suddenly, a stream of cold water pummels Golem in the face. The Water Gun causes Golem to fall over his his bum. Golem blocks the Water Gun with his hand as he tries to wipe his face with the other.
! "There you go Marill!" squeals Belle excitedly.
! "Golem, pull it together." says Tristin.
! The stream of water stops and Golem wipes his eyes. He growls as he looks down at...nothing! Marill is no longer standing where she had been before. Golem then begins looking left and right for Marill.
! "Bubblebeam!" shouts Belle, griping the platform rail tightly.
! "Golem! Behind you!" yells Tristin.
! Too late. Marill leaps out from behind a boulder and spits a Bubblebeam out of her mouth at Golem. Hundreds of bubbles pummel Golem in the back. The sneak attack causes Golem to fall over again, this time on to his face. Marill runs towards the collapsed Golem, her Bubblebeam becoming more pressurized and powerful as she draws closer.
! "Golem! You're not gonna take that are you? Use Defense Curl." shouts Tristin.
! Golem's arms, legs, and head seem to disappear as he folds them all in close to his bedrock body. Marill's Bubblebeam now appears to not be as damaging.
! "Marill, Rollout!" yells Belle, jumping up and down with excitement.
! Marill cuts off her Bubblebeam, but continues running towards Golem, she then quickly curls herself into a ball and begins rolling towards Golem with alarming speed. She nails Golem, whom is still in Defense Curl, and sends him flying into a boulder. The boulder shatters and caves in on top of Golem, kicking up a dirt cloud.
! "Golem! Show them a real Rollout!" commands Tristin.
! A brown, rapidly spinning ball emerges from the dirt cloud and comes crashing down on the flat arena floor, leaving a cracked crater. Still in her Rollout, Marill continues to roll across the field, with Golem in close pursuit in his Rollout.
! "Keep on rolling Marill! don't let Golem catch you!" yells Belle.
! "Bring her down hard, Golem." says Tristin.
! Marill rolls in straight lines, zig-zags, circles, curved lines, and figure 8's all over the field. But no matter how much she tries to escape, Golem remains right behind her, tearing up the rocky arena floor where ever he goes.
! "Okay Marill, turn around and use Tail Whip!" shouts Belle.
! Marill jumps out of the Rollout and swings the ball at the end of her tail into Golem. However, the attack is useless as Golem's Rollout is now too powerful for Marill to do any real damage. Golem hits Marill with Rollout and Marill goes flying into the air.
! "MARILLLLLLLL!" yelps Marill as she flies through the air. But Marill manages to safely land on top of the tallest boulder on the field.
! "Water Gun!" yells Belle.
! "Attack from a distance, use Earthquake." orders Tristin.
! Another stream of water sprays from Marill mouth. The stream hits Golem, but because Marill is so far away, the stream is weak and doesn't do much damage. Golem grins as he hops into the air and slams his rocky megaton bum into the stadium floor. Massive cracks emerge from where he had struck the floor and pieces of earth erupt from the ground. The cracks head towards Marill at a blinding speed. But to Golem's and Tristin's surprise, the cracks fall a few feet short of the tall boulder that Marill is balanced upon. Marill stops her spray of water and crosses her arms, a huge smirk on her face. A loud creak is heard. Golem looks around and realizes that the entire center of the field is cracked, breaking, and very unstable. His Rollout had torn up the floor, and now his Earthquake has broken any remaining supports.
! "Uh oh..." says Tristin.
! The arena floor collapses under Golem and he falls to the basement floor below. A colossal dirt cloud kicks up as the field is demolished. Several large boulders also cave into the floor below, burring Golem under many tons of rock.
! "No! Golem!" cries Tristin as he runs into the demolished field and picks rocks out of the massive pile one by one and tosses them aside. After moving a dozen or so, he lifts a larger rock and throws it. Under the larger rock is Golem's head, swirly eyed and unconscious.
! "Golem is unable to battle." states the referee and he raises a flag in Belle's direction. "The wins goes to Belle and Marill."
! "Yaaaaay!! You did it Marill!" exclaims Belle as she jumps from the platform/
! "Marillll!!" yells Marill as she jumps into Belle arms. "Marill ma!" she says happily.
! "I knew you two could do it! Congrats!" says Chris as he, Bubbasaur, and PikaSue all run to them.
! Marill looks at Bubbasaur and flexes her arms proudly, "Marill!"
! "Bulbasaur!" congratulates Bubbasaur, laughing.
! "Pipikachu!" exclaims PikaSue happily.
! Tristin takes out his Poke'ball and calls back Golem. He looks at the ball and says, "You tried Golem, but I think we need to train together some more." Tristin then walks on over to everyone. Reaching into his vest pocket, he says, "Those were some nice tactics out there. I can tell that the two of you think a-like." Tristin pulls another small, gray badge out of his pocket. "As proof of your victory, I award you the Boulder Badge."
! Belle takes the badge and says, "Thank you sir." She then holds it up in the air and yells, "We got the Boulder Badge!!"
! "Pikachuu!" exclaims PikaSue excitedly.
! "Marilll!" yells Marill, flailing her arms happily.
! Belle turns to Chris and asks, "So, where to next?"
! "I think we should get our Poke'mon treated at the Poke'mon Center here in Pewter, then we can head onward to Mt. Moon." suggests Chris.
! "Ohhhh! Mt. Moon! I love that place! It's so beautiful!" says Belle, feeling overly excited.
! Chris turns to Tristin, "Would you like to come to the Poke'mon Center with us to get your Onix and Golem treated?" he asks.
! "Naw," answers Tristin, "I have my own healing mechanism in the back room. But thanks anyway."
! "Alright then, sayonara!" says Chris as they all turn to leave.
! "Bye bye!" says Belle.
! "Bulbasaur!" says Bubbasaur.
! "Pipi." says PikaSue.
! "Ma ma" says Marill.
! "Bye, so long, take care!" says Tristin as he watches the trainers and Poke'mon leave his gym. Tristin turns around and looks at the massive mess that was once his battlefield. A sweat drop forms on the back of his head, "Um...who's going to clean this up?"
Episode 11- Driven Batty!
! "Hey look! There it is!" shouts Belle as a big blueish dome-shaped mountain comes into view.
! "Yup, that's Mt.Moon." says Chris as they continue towards it.
! "Pika!" exclaims PikaSue with equal excitement as Belle.
! "Let's go in! I'll bet that there's a ton of Poke'mon just waiting to be caught!" Belle says as she runs into the cave entrance.
! "Whoa! Wait for us!" calls Chris after her.
! "Saur!" adds Bubbasaur as he catches up with the others.
! The inside of the cave somewhat matches the exterior. The cave is filled with a musty stench. Moss crawls up the cave walls, but tiny glitters can be seen between the patches. These glitters help reflect light from the entrance, preventing the cave from being pitch-black. Dirt covers the floor of the cave. And the faint sound of running water can be heard in the distance from deep within the cave. A wild Sandshrew spots the trainers and quickly burrows underground in flee.
! "Did you see that Sandshrew?" asks Chris as they walk deeper into the cave path.
! "No, where'd you see it?" asks Belle.
! "It's gone now." responds Chris.
! The gang travels deeper into the mystical cave. Suddenly, out from under a rock crawls a wild Paras. The Paras is carrying a load of dead leaves on her back. The Paras immediately notices the trainers and quickly raises her pincers high above her head. She begins to hiss at the trainers, threatening them fiercely.
! "Oh, you wanna fight huh?" smirks Belle. "Alright then," she begins as she points at the Paras in a battle stance, "PikaSue, Quick Attack!"
! "Chu!" exclaims PikaSue as she darts towards the Paras.
! "STOP!" shouts Chris, grabbing Belle's arm. PikaSue stops in mid-run and back at Chris with a puzzled expression.
! "What are you doing?" snaps Belle.
! "You can't capture that Paras." states Chris.
! "And why not!?" protests Belle, placing her hands on her hips.
! "Pipikachu!" protests PikaSue feeling just as upset as Belle.
! "Look," begins Chris as he points at the Paras. "That Paras is carrying dead vegetation. I've read that Paras use dead vegetation to create nests for their eggs. That Paras will be a mother soon."
! "Oh" responds Belle as she looks at the Paras, "You're right. I wouldn't want to interfere with the raising of her young."
! "Chuuu." adds PikaSue, her ears drooping with disappointment.
! All of a sudden, a high-pitched cry echos from deep within the cave, followed by a series of continuous screeches. The two trainers look at one another and quickly take off past the Paras. PikaSue runs on all fours at Belle side. They all run deeper into the cave, following the sounds.
! Bubbasaur turns to the Paras, "Bulba" he apologizes before taking off to catch up with the others. The Paras blinks then continues with her chore.
! The trainers and Poke'mon continue deeper and deeper into the cave as the screeches and cries get louder and louder. Until finally, the group rounds a sharp corner to a very large room in the cave. There they find a group of Zubats swarming around a single Jigglypuff. The Jigglypuff sits hunched over with her hands covering her face, desperately trying to defend herself from the onslaught. The Jigglypuff lets out cries of distress, while the Zubats continue to terrorize her with their ear-piercing screeches.
! "Leave that Jigglypuff alone!" shouts Belle. "PikaSue, Thundershock! But don't hit Jigglypuff."
! "Bubbasaur, Razor Leaf!" yells Chris.
! "PiiiiikaaaaCHUUUUUUUU!" screams PikaSue as a shower of sparks shoot from her cheeks and zap the group of Zubats.
! "BulbaSAUUUUR!" yells Bubbasaur as he unleashes a fury of sharp leaves from within his damaged bulb, striking each of the Zubats.
! Most of the Zubats flee up into the ceiling cracks of the cave. However, one Zubat, whom which is physically larger than the rest, stays behind and dives at PikaSue and Bubbasaur in retaliation.
! "Give him another one!" orders Belle to PikaSue.
! "PiiiikaaaCHUUUUUUU"! yells PikaSue, once again hitting the determined Zubat. This time, the Zubat falls to the ground, laying on his back.
! Belle, Chris, Bubbasaur, and PikaSue all quickly run to the Jigglypuff's aid. "Oh my god, are you okay!?" asks Belle as she picks up the round, pink, Poke'mon. The Jigglypuff only seems to have a few tiny minor scratches, nothing to cause serious concern.
! "Puff! ^^" answers the Jigglypuff, very grateful to have been rescued. Belle giggles as she pets the Jigglypuff on the head.
! Suddenly, the trainers hear more flapping noises from behind them. They turn around to see the very same Zubat up in the air once again, facing them with his fangs bared. "Oh, you want some more?" boasts Chris. The Zubat doesn't answer. Instead, his entire body glows a very bright white. As he is glowing, his wings extend until they become like large hang gliders. His head and body fuse together and rapidly grows larger. His ears and legs become smaller in proportion to his now large body. And worst of all, his mouth expands to become nearly ten times as big as before, and his fangs triple in length. The bright glow fades away, and there hovers a different, much more powerful bat Poke'mon.
! "GOLBAT!" exclaims the fierce winged creature.
! "Aw crap…" mutters Chris. "Run for it!!" he yells as he grabs Belle and, yanks her to her feet as she is still holding Jigglypuff, and takes off running further into the cave. Bubbasaur and PikaSue are already ahead of them. The Golbat quickly follows them in hot pursuit.
! "You just HAD to provoke it, didn't you?" yells Belle as they all run through the cave as they are chased by the angry Golbat.
! "Oh and like you weren't!?" yells Chris as he jumps over a rock.
! "Saaaauuurr!" persuades BubbaSaur as he looks back at the trainers running behind him and PikaSue, then back at the Golbat behind them.
! "Jigglyyyy!" whines Jigglypuff as she is carried in Belle's arms.
! Belle's foot suddenly twists the wrong way and she falls forward, her kneecap scraping on a stone. Jigglypuff flies out of her arms, landing on her feet. She then quickly runs and hides behind a big rock.
! "Aaaaaaaaahhhh!!" screams Belle as the Golbat opens his mouth wide to chomp down on her.
! "Leave her alone!" shouts Chris as he brings his closed fist back and then swiftly forward with great force, sucker punching the Golbat in his huge face and sending it sprawling back in the air about twelve feet. "Are you okay?" he quickly asks Belle.
! "Ow...my knee." sobs Belle as she sits up, tears in her eyes. On her knee is a small scrape. "It huuuuurts!" she whines.
! "Oh HELL no." exclaims Chris, now very pissed. He turns to the Golbat, who is now hovering in the air again. Chris's eyes are a blaze as he gives the Golbat the most soul-piercing glare. "Nobody ever hurts Belle!! NOBODY!!" he yells. "You're going down. Right here, right now!"
! "Bat! Golbat!" says Golbat, with an equally intimidating glare.
! "Bubbasaur, you watch Belle." orders Chris as she snags a ball off of his belt. "Munchlax! Come out!" he says as he tosses the ball onto the ground in front of Golbat. Out emerges the short pudgy Poke'mon. "Munchlax, that Golbat hurt our Belle!" says Chris. "Show him the consequence of his action! Use Headbutt!"
! "Munchlax!" exclaims Munchlax as he leaps forward and bashes his head into Golbat. The surprise attack makes Golbat fly backwards into the cave wall.
! "Focus Punch!" shouts Chris.
! Munchlax's fist glows brightly as he once again leaps towards Golbat. Munchlax cocks his arm back as he flies trough the air towards his target. But unexpectedly, Golbat lets out a very high-pitched screech so loud that it creates a visible soundwave. Munchlax gets caught in the soundwave and his eyes become crossed. With a quick, swift flap of his big wings, Golbat propels himself upwards and dodges the Focus Punch. Munchlax strikes the cave wall with his fist, cracking the wall as well as his knuckles.
! "That was Supersonic." says Chris to himself.
! Confused, Munchlax begins to randomly run into walls. Meanwhile, Golbat swings around to the ceiling and dives at Munchlax with his wings spread, sizing up for a Wing Attack.
! "Munchlax!" You've got to snap out of it!" exclaims Chris.
! Munchlax smacks himself in the face and shakes his head hard. He looks up again, his eyes back to normal. "Munchlax!"
! "Great! Use Metronome!" commands Chris.
! Munchlax raises his hands with each of his index fingers extended. "Munch lax. Munch lax. Munch lax. Munch lax. Munch lax." he chants as he sways his arms back and forth, over and over. All the while Golbat is rapidly closing in. Once the chant is completed, Munchlax's fingers glow and he opens his mouth. Golbat closes in on Munchlax and swings his body around for an effective Wing Attack. Just as Golbat is a mere foot from Munchlax, he is hit by a light blue stream of below zero temperatures. The Metronome had turned into Ice Beam, and now Golbat falls to the ground, frozen solid.
! "Awesome! Finish it with Body Slam!" exclaims Chris excitedly.
! Munchlax jumps high into the air, his arms and legs outstretched. Munchlax them slams his blubber belly onto the disabled Golbat, shattering the ice and crushing the winged beast. Munchlax gets up and looks down at the squished Golbat, whom is now swirly eyed and unable to continue.
! "Poke'ball!" yells Chris as he hurls an empty Poke'ball at the grounded Golbat. The Golbat is sucked into the ball and the ball falls to the ground. The ball shakes violently, bouncing and rolling all around. Until the fight leaves Golbat and the red light fades away with a faint "Ping" sound.
! Chris runs on over to the ball and snatches it up off the ground. "Yes! Golbat is mine!"
! "Munchlax! ^^" celebrates Munchlax, flailing is arms in rejoice.
! "Bulbasaur!" congratulates Bubbasaur.
! "Pipikachu!" adds PikaSue happily.
! Chris walks to Belle's side, who is blushing and shiny-eyed.
! "How is it?" he asks her.
! "How's what?" Belle responds, a little out of it.
! "How's your knee?" specifies Chris.
! "Huh?" she says snapping out of the trance. "Oh, it doesn't hurt anymore." she answers.
! Chris smiles, "I'm glad."
! Belle nods, still blushing a little.
! Bubbasaur and PikaSue smirk at each other. Munchlax yawns and scratches his belly.
! "Oh no!" interrupts Belle, "Where's Jigglypuff?"
! "Puff?" says Jigglypuff, peeking out from behind the rock.
! "There you are." Belle says warmly. "That nasty Golbat is gone now."
! Jigglypuff comes out from behind the rock and looks around. "Jiggly?"
! Belle looks at Chris and then at Jigglypuff. "Say Jigglypuff, would you like to join our team?"
! Jigglypuff tilts her head at Belle, "Puff?"
! "You won't have to live in this cave anymore." bribes Belle.
! Jigglypuff looks up and scratches her head, thinking hard.
! "I know some great Karaoke places!" bribes Belle further.
! Jigglypuff's eyes light up and she nods her head swiftly. "Puff puff jigglypuff!" she exclaims.
! "Hooray!" exclaims Belle as she takes out an empty Poke'ball. Jigglypuff looks at it and tilts her head, as if waiting for something. "Come on, hop in." says Belle. Jigglypuff then puffs herself up very large in frustration.
! "What? You just agreed to come with me..." says Belle, confused at why Jigglypuff is resisting.
! "Puff puff, jiggly!" pouts Jigglypuff, pointing at the other balls on Belle's belt.
! "Huh? Are you telling me that you won't be captured unless I battle you?" asks Belle.
! "Puff puff" says Jigglypuff, lightly tapping Belle on the head, as if checking to see if her brain is working.
! "Alright, fine by me!" responds Belle rising to her feet. "Marill, come on out!" Belle snags a Poke'ball off her belt and opens it. Jigglypuff jumps back as the white beam takes the form of the round, blue mouse.
! "Marill!" she exclaims with ambition.
! Without warning, Jigglypuff uses Doubleslap and starts smacking Marill on the face continuously.
! "Puff puff puff puff!" yells Jigglypuff as she smacks Marill around.
! "Marillllll" wails Marill as she closes her eyes and tries to shield herself.
! "Hey! No fair!" exclaims Belle. "Marill, break away and use Water Gun"
! Marill forcefully pushes Jigglypuff off of her and spits a stream of water out of her mouth at the pink cheapshot dealer. However, Jigglypuff uses Defense Curl to minimize the damage. Marill's Water Gun strikes the balled puff and bounces it into the cave wall. Jigglypuff bounces off the cave wall and uncurls, puffing herself up to remain hovered above the ground.
! "Bubble!" exclaims Belle.
! Marill blows a series of bubbles at the airborne Jigglypuff. The bubbles hit, knocking Jigglypuff back to the earth. Jigglypuff quickly gets up and opens her mouth. Colorful music notes emerge from her mouth as she sings a soothing lulliby with Sing.
! "Cover your ears!" exclaims Belle, clasping her hands on her own ears. But Marill is feeling too groggy to have heard Belle's newest command, and within seconds, Marill falls over onto her back, fast asleep.
! "Damn it." curses Belle as she recalls Marill back into her Poke'ball. Belle looks down at PikaSue and points to Jigglypuff, "PikaSue, finish the job!"
! "Piiiiichuka!" yells PikaSue as she darts towards Jigglypuff.
! "Thunderbolt!" orders Belle.
! PikaSue's cheeks glow a bright yellow as the electricity rapidly charges within her. Jigglypuff quickly uses Defense Curl again.
! "PiiiikaaaaaaCHUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU!" yells PikaSue as she unleashes her fury of voltage upon Jigglypuff. Even in the Defense Curl, Jigglypuff is shocked with a over a thousand watts.
! "JIGGLYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY!!" screams Jigglypuff as her pink skin begins to blacken.
! "Poke'ball, go!" exclaims Belle as she hurls an empty Poke'ball at the injured Jigglypuff. The ball shakes wildly, then subsides with the familiar 'ping' sound.
! Belle picks up the Poke'ball and happily shouts, "Yes! I just caught Jigglypuff!"
! "Pikachu!" yelps PikaSue, leaping into the air.
! "Congrats!" says Chris.
! "Bulbasaur!" adds Bubbasaur, smiling.
! "Thank you!" answers Belle full of glee.
! Chris stands up again and looks ahead. He squints and sees what looks like an opening in the cave. "Hey! The exit!" he yells, pointing.
! "What are we waiting for?" says Belle, jumping to her feet. "Let's go!"
! Thus, the crew made it through Mt.Moon not only safely, but with two new additions to their teams. Next on their stop, Cerulean City.
! * * *
! Meanwhile, at the Team Titanium base, Garrett and Kat enter a large, dark, room with a single spotlight in the center. On the other end of the room is a huge plasma TV screen. The screen switches on, displaying a dark shadow of a woman sitting in a business chair. Garrett and Kat stand stiff as boards with their hands pressed at their sides.
! "Garrett of squadron 623 reporting in." announces Garrett.
! "Kat of squadron 623 reporting in." announces Kat.
! "Garrett and Kat, report your status on Operation Arma." says a scary, robotic enhanced voice. "Did you retrieve the part as ordered?"
! Garrett and Kat look at each other with worry.
! "Report your status!" demands the voice.
! "The transaction was completed and we had it in our possession..." begins Garrett.
! "...but this pesky Munchlax ate it." finishes Kat.
! The figure growls and leans forward in her chair, "Then where is the Munchlax?"
! "We tried to capture him..." starts Garrett.
! "...but these two little twerps defeated all of our Poke'mon and captured the Munchlax." ends Kat.
! The shadowy figure lets out a frustrated yells and bangs her fist on the arm of her chair, breaking it off. "FOOLS!!! ALL PIECES MUST BE BROUGHT TOGETHER IN ORDER FOR MISSION ARMA TO PROCEED! IF EVEN ONE PIECE IS ABSENT, THEN THE WHOLE OPERATION IS HALTED! YOU TWO ARE WORTHLESS!! GET BACK OUT THERE AND BRING ME THAT PIECE!!!"
! "YES SIRRRRR!" scream Garrett and Kat as they run out the room in complete terror.