From: Cat-Gonk (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Subject: Re: [PW!] Call of the Tour Guide
Date: 2000-09-16 17:12:25 PST
>"Monk-chan, I guess it's up to you now." Neither Chansey nor Dow were in any
>condition to fight. Both of their trainers sweatdropped, and brought in new
>"He's using his strongest, I'll do the same," thought Felix. "Cygnet, I choose
>you!" Throwing Cygnet's Pokeball to the ground, he prepared for the final
In an instant, Monk-chan was at close quarters with Cygnet before it
had a chance to take to the air. Lunging forwards for a Siesmic Toss,
his hands slid out from around Cygnet's downy feathers.
"It's only a baby!" laughed Gads. "Your Siesmic Toss won't work, try
striking techniques." Monk-chan grunted, knowing his trainer was
correct, and leapt at Cygnet with a flurry of Karate Chops and Low
Kicks from every available limb at every conciveable striking point.
Cygnet didn't dodge. The Farfetch'd didn't have enough room to use his
leek, and instead defended its body with its wings as it retreated
under the steady hail of blows. One Low Kick got through, and checked
Cygnet in the kidneys. Sprawling backwards, Cygnet was struck again by
a Karate Chop before resuming his defensive stance.
Felix knew this as well, and began to draw up a plan while Cygnet
continued to fight. The pair could think and fight fully independently
of each other but could sense each others thoughts, so one thought
while the other fought.
A series of loud slaps resonated through the air, followed by silence.
Cygnet had disappeared, Monk-chan's forward lunge was met by nothing
but air. Somersaulting forwards rather than trying to maintain his
balance, Monk-chan landed squarely on the ground and scanned the
streets for his opponent.
Monk-chan lurched forwards, and staggered with the force of the unseen
impact. Cygnet stood a few metres to his left, the air around it
shimmering as it charged up a Swords Dance. As the wild-duck Pokemon
charged forwards for another attack, it's image fragmented and
dissociated leaving nothing but a trail of brown and white for
Monk-chan to follow.
"It's been charging up a Double Team the entire time!" shouted Gads.
"Get out of the way!" It was too late, Monk-chan raised up his guard
to block the attack but Cygnet rushed around to his side and dug his
bill into Monk-chan's body. A second attack from his leek followed,
taking out Monk-chan's legs and causing him to fall towards the
ground. Landing on his hands, Monk-chan retaliated by thrusting off
the ground directly backwards, driving both feet into Cygnet and
sending the Farfetch'd sprawling.
"That's an injury right there," thought Felix. Already he had planned
out a strategy for fighting on the ground, Cygnet had already picked
up on it. The kick had struck Cygnet's left wing, not the one that
held the leek but the one used for defense. He wouldn't be able to fly
for the rest of the battle. This was unusual for Felix to see Cygnet
hurt in such a manner, Cygnet was normally too fast for physical
strikes and was only ever taken out by long-ranged attacks.
"YES! Keep it up! You've cut down his manoeuverability, he should be
defenseless!" At this stage, Gads was beginning to feel a little
strange. His opponent hadn't made a single order the entire time,
whereas he was shouting his encouragement. Felix simply stood there
watching the battle, deep in thought.
Unable to use his left wing, Cygnet took a firm grasp of the leek and
pole-vaulted forwards towards Monk-chan. The unorthodox method of
attack combined with the Double Team left the powerful Mankey
defenseless, and he could only raise his guard in defense as Cygnet
repeatedly vaulted towards him and lashed out with his webbed feet and
bill. Cygnet's balance was perfect, driving the leek into the ground
spot-on with every jump, until Monk-chan swept it out from under him
with a Low Kick.
"That's the one! Time to finish it off!" Pouncing on the downed
Farfetch'd, Monk-chan held one fist to his waist ready for the final
blow, and landed right on Cygnet's leek. Cygnet's Swords-Dance
enhanced thrust combined with the ferocity of Monk-chan's attack took
the wind right out of him, and he fell to the ground besside Cygnet.
Picking up his leek, Cygnet slammed the left side of his body into the
"You've seen too many movies," said Gads. "That doesn't work in real
life. Trust me, it's happened to me a lot." He picked Monk-chan up,
and examined it for signs of consciousness.
"Good match," said Felix. "Your Mankey put up a really good fight, and
I only really won by luck. "I didn't think to ask you before, but
what's your name? I'm Felix, and this is Cygnet, my Farfetch'd."
Cygnet gave a polite squawk, flourished his leek to Felix, and hobbled
off to the Pokecentre in the manner of which a suddenly-flightless
bird does. Felix threw him two Pokeballs, which the Farfetch'd caught
in his bill.
"Gads, Gads Trisan. Say, is he off to the Pokecentre? I need to get my
bearings, as well as my Pokemon healed."
"Yeah. I'll lead you there."