Subject: Re: [PW!] Waiting to start [ATTN: Karnivax]
Date: Thursday, February 03, 2000 3:58 PM
> "Where does this guy get these nutcase Pokemon....?" muttered Sarah
> Jane. Only Shields was close enough to hear. The Mr. Mime nodded in
> agreement. Still, Kyle's words to his Pokemon, while leaving Sigfreid
> confused, did tell her something very important. Briefly she sent a
> message to Sigfreid. While slighlty bewildered by Kyle's comment and
> the Nidoking's ravings, the Alakazam understood his trainer's
> telepathic directions and nodded in agreement.
> As soon as the referee signaled the start, Daggoth bellowed "Foul
> usurper, feel the wrath of Daggoth!"
> "Zam," snorted Sigfreid as he stood, polishing one of his spoons.
> further enraged Daggoth.
> "Daggoth, use your poison sting!" called Kyle.
> "Order me not drone!" growled Daggoth as he charged at Sigfreid with
> his fists upraised, intending to mega punch his opponent into
> The Nidoking had just about reached the Alakazam, when Sarah Jane
> called "NOW!" Before Daggoth's fists could connect, Sigfreid
> teleported, reappearing across the stadium.
> "Looks like Kyle Richter needs better control of his Nidoking," said
> the announcer as Daggoth rammed into the stadium wall beneath the the
> announcer's booth. "WHOA! Llllookkksss llliiikkkeee Nnniiiidddooo
> kkkkiiinnnggg wwwiilll bbbeeeaattt hhhiimmmssseellff uuuppp..." the
> announcer tried to say as his booth trembled from the blow.
> Daggoth tried to shake his head to clear it from his head from the
> encounter with the wall. Everytime he tried to take a shot at the
> imagined usurper, it disappeared, leaving Daggoth to collide with the
> wall in one way or another.
> "Perhaps the use of Earthquake will defeat your enemy!" called Kyle.
> "This guy really needs to get his delusional Nidoking under control,"
> said Sarah Jane. "I hope Spunky doesn't grow up to be anything like
> "Daggoth will rip mine enemies apart with my bare claws! And Daggoth
> does not take advice from the likes of you!"
> Sarah Jane called "Confusion!"
> With a twirl of the spoons, Sigfreid complied. Daggoth clutched his
> head in pain as Sigfreid's eyes glowed. The Nidoking bellowed as he
> stared around wildly in confusion. A blur of yellow stood in front of
> a wall of green. Daggoth bellowed, then charged.
> "DAGGOTH NO!" shouted Kyle as he anticipated what was about to happen.
> It was too late. Sigfreid teleported, letting Daggoth slam himself
> head first into Kyle's podium. The impact knocked Kyle off his feet.
> "Looks like Daggoth is really going to need his head examined after
> this match... in more ways than one," quipped the announcer, now
> recovered from Daggoth's hit to the wall under the booth. "That
> Sarah Jane Eckert up, with 4 remaining Pokemon, while Kyle Richter
> has 2 left. Whatever he sends next, I hope it's more resistant to
> psychic Pokemon."
_Okay, calm down, Kyle,_ the trainer told himself. _You have not
one, but two aces in the hole._
Kyle reached for his fifth Pokéball, then tossed it into the
playing field. "Here goes something..."
The Pokéball refused to open. Sparks shot out as the spheroid hit
the field. Sigfreid approached the Pokéball with some trepidation and
then gave it a slight kick. Still the Pokéball stayed shut.
"Looks we're having some technical difficulties here," the
announcer noted. Finally the referee headed out and pried the
malfunctioning ball open with pocket-sized Jaws of Life. The stadium
quaked as a nine-foot-tall, translator-bearing Dragonite burst forth.
"It looks like Sarah Jane will be going up against yet another
Dragonite!" the commentator added.
Sarah Jane sweatdropped. "It's déjŕ vu all over again," she
commented, in the immortal words of Yogi Berra.
The Pokéball, instead of mysteriously returning to its owner like
it normally would, stayed on the battlefield. Kyle for the most part
was oblivious to such a seemingly trivial fact.
Leviathan slowly approached Sigfreid. "Lookie here," Leviathan's
translator snorted. "Poor little lonely Uri-Geller-lawsuit-waiting-to-
happen wants some attention..."
Kyle groaned, "Levi, I'll admit the variable catch phrase was
amusing the first couple of times, but you use it before *every*
*match*! Give it a frickin' rest already!"
Leviathan scowled, then pointed to Kyle and whispered to
Sigfreid, "As soon as I'm done beating the living hell out of you and
your teammates, he's next."
"Sigfreid, Confusion!" Sarah Jane commanded. The Alakazam took a
step back and almost effortlessly sent out a short-range ripple of
Leviathan clutched his head and roared as he was hit with a
pounding headache. As if he thought he could cancel out the throbbing,
Leviathan briefly pounded on his own head. When that seemed to fail,
the Dragonite, as if intoxicated, started stumbling around and laughing
"We've got him!" Sarah Jane exclaimed. "He's confused! Give him
your Psybeam attack!"
"Kazam." Wanting to get this match over as quickly as possible,
Sigfreid started powering up for the strongest Psybeam he could muster.
Immediately, Leviathan stopped stumbling. "Sucker!" he chuckled
out loud. It was a trick. Quickly, Sigfreid unleashed his strongest
Psybeam thus far...and missed by a mile. In the split-second that
Sigfreid needed to recharge, Leviathan grabbed the Alakazam, lifted him
into the air, and then rammed his horned head into the psychic
Pokémon's back. The horn was too dull to penetrate Sigfreid's body
armor, but it nearly succeeded in breaking the Alakazam's spine. The
audience cringed collectively. Leviathan casually tossed the bent-out-
of-shape Sigfreid aside.
"I'll be amazed if Alakazam can Recover from that one," the
commentator remarked. Sarah Jane smiled uneasily. Sigfreid did not
actually know Recover.
Sigfreid carefully righted himself. "Kaaa...zam!!!" he cried out
as he painfully straightened his spine out once again.
"Sigfreid, don't go for power, go for speed!" Sarah Jane
ordered. "You'll wear him down! Use Mega Punch!"
Faster than the eye could see, Sigfreid teleported within arm's
reach of Leviathan and gave him the old one-two Mega Punch to the
snout. The Dragonite tried to grab Sigfreid for a choke-slam attack,
but Sigfreid instantly teleported away. Then the Alakazam started to
repeat the process. Leviathan just crossed his arms and laughed
heartily at the physically frail Pokémon.
"Leviathan, Thunderbolt!" Kyle suggested.
"Eh, I'll get to it," Leviathan grunted. "I want to see if this is
really Houdini's best trick." The Dragonite hardly flinched as Mega
Punch after Mega Punch was landed on his face. After forty-five
seconds or so, the barrage of fist attacks ceased as Sigfreid became
too exhausted to continue.
"What do you think, Shields? Should I call him back?" Sarah Jane
wondered. The Mr. Mime calmly shook his head. "I thought not.
Sigfreid, Confusion again!"
"Don't even think of bringing that psychic crap into my house!"
Leviathan bellowed. When Sigfreid unleashed another psionic ripple,
Leviathan took wing and launched himself at Sigfreid like a rocket. The
Dragonite plowed right through the psionic wave. Sigfreid rapidly
teleported to one side as Leviathan flew by.
"Nice sidestep!" Leviathan commented. "But let's see you dodge
this one, Spoonman!" Leviathan landed, stood in the dead center of the
arena, and started to crackle with electricity.
"Spoonman...?" It dawned on Sarah Jane what Leviathan was about
to do. "Sigfreid, drop your spoons now!" But her voice was drowned
out as the Dragonite let out a triumphant roar and then proceeded to
toss Thunderbolts in all directions. Sigfreid thought his
teleportation abilities would save him yet again...but this time such
was not the case. The Alakazam's spoons sucked up the electricity like
tiny lightning rods and arced a crippling current into the psychic
"Stick a fork in this loser; he's done!" Leviathan said of the
"Ala...ka...zaaagggh..." Sigfreid moaned. He crashed to the
ground like a felled tree.
"Alakazam is unable to fight!" the referee pointed out.
Sarah Jane withdrew the mustachioed psychic and made a few more
quick team modifications. "This is not a problem," Sarah Jane told
herself. "He only has two Pokémon left, and one of them's already been
softened up a bit. I still have three, and they're all in pristine
condition." The scoreboard now showed five lights: two green and three
red. "And I know how to deal with a dragon..." Sarah Jane released
her fourth Pokémon...Snowflake the Dewgong.
"Dew gong, dew gong gong gong!" Snowflake cheerfully barked. The
vaguely sea lion-like creature clapped its flippers together.
"Go ahead and laugh," Leviathan chuckled. "You won't be laughing
when they're carrying you off the field in a sponge."
"Quickly, Snowflake! Give him your Aurora Beam!" Sarah Jane
commanded. With that, Snowflake charged up as fast as possible and
unleashed a bright blue beam of energy from the horn on top of her head.
Leviathan rolled his eyes back. "Please." The Dragonite easily
overpowered the Aurora Beam with an Ice Beam...and froze more than half
of Snowflake's body. With only her head and tail free to move,
Snowflake was a sitting Psyduck.
"Snowflake, you don't need to move to beat him!" Sarah Jane
noted. "Aurora Beam again!"
"But Snowflake *does* need to move if she doesn't want to get her
blubbery ass beat down," Leviathan pointed out, as Snowflake desperately
charged up again. The second Snowflake was about to fire off the beam,
Leviathan backhanded the immobilized Dewgong across the face and
knocked the beam off course. "Yawn...you're not even worth the waste
of a Thunderbolt," the Dragonite snorted as he lifted the frozen
Dewgong into the air. "The second you're not such a loser, call me and
I'll really throw down on your fat butt. But for now..." Leviathan
tossed Snowflake clear over the arena boundary. "Buh-bye."
"Snowflake is disqualified!" the referee boomed. Another red
light went out on the scoreboard.
Just tryin' to even things up a bit... ^^;;;
--K * A * R * N * I * V * A * X--
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