From: Karnivax (email@example.com)
Subject: [PW!] The Maleficent Seven, Part 2
Date: 2000-09-10 07:50:23 PST
(OOC: Ideally, this will be a three-parter...)
"Fenris! I choose you!" Kyle shouted over the sounds of Weird Al
Yankovic's "Dare to be Stupid." Kyle stood atop the flattest piece of
debris he could see and tossed out his third Pokéball. Out came a
"Exeggutor," grunted Yggdrasil. He stood fast before the fire
Pokémon and glared defiantly.
"Arc! Arc! Arrrc!!!" Fenris snarled. Yggdrasil's scared-
looking head took the dominant position. The psychic coconut tree
turned tail and ran. It pressed itself up against Enzo's trainer
pillar and stood shivering with fear.
"Sleep Powder," Vincenzo ordered. But Yggdrasil was scared out of
its three sets of wits.
"Flamethrower!" Kyle shouted.
"Arc?" Fenris looked back at his trainer quizzically.
Kyle ran one hand through his hair. "Do the thing where you shoot
"Arcanine!" Fenris knelt down slightly and pointed his now wide-
open mouth at the paralyzed Exeggutor. Fiery energy started to collect
between Fenris's jaws.
"Sleep Powder, damn ya!" Enzo bellowed. Yggdrasil did not budge.
At last Fenris belched up a mighty ball of fire. The fireball
grew and changed shape as it flew, forming what looked like a giant
flaming stick-figure. Enzo saw what was coming. As he leapt off of
the trainer pillar, he shouted at the brainwashed Jessica to do the
The massive fire explosion from Fenris's attack all but
incinerated Enzo's trainer pillar. "Are ya all right?" Enzo said as
he rushed over and hugged his brainwashed fiancée. Jessica was singed,
but she gave a slow nod.
Kyle could hardly watch this scene. "I'm going to be sick..." He
turned away until he heard Yggdrasil's panicked shouts.
As the fire started to subside, Kyle could see Yggdrasil in flames
and running around frantically. "Exegg! Exeggutor!!!" The three-
headed creature fell to the ground and rolled back and forth to smother
As he watched Yggdrasil desperately flailing about, Kyle realized
something. "That was a Fire Blast!" He quickly booted up his
Pokédex. The list of Fenris's attacks had changed completely since the
Arcanine had made his last combat appearance. "Dad has been busy..."
The charred Yggdrasil finally stopped rolling. All of its heads
burped up puffs of black smoke. Fenris rushed over to Yggdrasil and
stomped one paw three times. Yggdrasil did not get up.
"Just the way I like my Exeggutor," Kyle remarked. "Fried and
Enzo grudgingly withdrew Yggdrasil as he stood in the place where
his pillar had been mere seconds before. "All right, if ya wanna be
corny," said he, "it's time to fight fire wit' fire! Go, Nightmare!"
Enzo's next Pokéball released a jet-black Rapidash. The flaming
equine reared and made a standard neigh.
"Start off wit' Agility!" Enzo shouted. Nightmare pawed the
floor like a Tauros that was about to charge. The flames running along
the Rapidash's back started to burn more intensely.
"Dig," Kyle said calmly.
"Arc!" Fenris burrowed into the floor as easily as if it were
"Rrrgh!" Enzo growled. "Nightmare, use Agility again, then
run!" Nightmare continued pawing. Its flames nearly doubled in
height. Then the sleek horse took off and started sprinting about the
arena randomly in hopes of dodging the second half of Fenris's Dig
WHAM! A portion of the floor burst upward and knocked the
turbocharged Rapidash head over hooves. Fenris quickly climbed out of
the floor and let out a triumphant howl.
"How?!" Enzo bellowed.
"You underestimate Dig's accuracy," Kyle responded.
Nightmare slowly picked himself up and shook his head. "Doesn't
matter," Enzo grunted. "Nightmare, Horn Drill!" The horn on the ebon
Rapidash's forehead started to spin. Nightmare lowered his head and
ran straight at Fenris.
The swift Arcanine fell on his side to dodge the notoriously
inaccurate Horn Drill. The Rapidash skidded to a stop.
"Fenris, Hyper Beam!" Kyle commanded. Fenris quickly righted
himself and bent down slightly. As the Rapidash turned and prepared a
second Horn Drill, Fenris quickly burped up a rather small Hyper Beam.
The blast hit its mark dead-on. Nightmare was knocked back a bit by
the orange explosion, but he managed to stay on his hooves...briefly.
He wavered, shook his head about, and fell.
"Damn frail Rapidash!" Enzo snarled, clenching one fist. He
"You want to know what's really sad?" Kyle taunted. "This is
your *primary* team." He smirked. "I'm up four-three, by the way."
Enzo muttered something unintelligibly before he tossed down his
fourth Pokéball and shouted, "Hirudegarn! Attack!" A fierce Pinsir
materialized on Enzo's side of the arena. The Pinsir's giant mandibles
were discolored at the points where they had been Slashed apart by
Espio nearly a year ago.
"Come on, Enzo, give me a little credit!" Kyle scoffed. "Fenris,
"Arrrcanine!" Fenris took a deep breath and exhaled another
Hirudegarn, however, seemed less than impressed. "Pin." With the
kind of tremendous jump that only an insect could pull off, Hirudegarn
flew right over the wave of flame.
Enzo, with Jessica still in his embrace, dived out of the way and
watched the Fire Blast blow an impressive hole in the rear wall of the
gym. Enzo looked down at Jessica. "They're real," he remarked. "An'
_Somehow I feel like he just stole my bit..._ Kyle cryptically
"Hirudegarn, Body Slam!" Enzo shouted from his position atop
"Pin." Hirudegarn made another mighty jump, but this time he
closed his claws and slammed them hard into Fenris's back on the way
down. The Arcanine fell flat. Hirudegarn leapt back to his previous
"Keep up the Fire Blasts," Kyle commanded.
"Arrr..." Fenris tried to get up, but all he could do was shiver
"He's paralyzed!" Enzo exclaimed as he and Jessica finally stood
up again. "Hirudegarn, let's see some Swords Dancin'!" Hirudegarn
started breakdancing as well as his limited range of leg motion would
allow. Fenris just struggled to stand.
By the time Fenris was on his feet again, Hirudegarn was in the
middle of a second Swords Dance. "Come on..." Kyle pleaded. Fenris
started to collect energy for his third Fire Blast as Hirudegarn
"Hirudegarn, Submission!" Enzo commanded.
"Pin." As Fenris ever so slowly gathered energy, Hirudegarn
swooped up the large Arcanine in his mighty mandibles. He jumped into
the air, leaned forward, and rammed Fenris into the ground. Then, with
the paralyzed Arcanine still in his clutches, Hirudegarn jumped back
and gave Fenris a German suplex.
As Hirudegarn let go, Fenris desperately tried to stand up again.
Unfortunately, about halfway through the process, he lost balance and
fell. His will to fight depleted at this point, Fenris closed his eyes
and pretended to be unconscious.
Kyle beamed Fenris back into his Pokéball. _I'd better save that
Alakazam for the end,_ Kyle decided.
He threw out his fourth Pokéball. "Go, Clavicle!"
Clavicle the Marowak appeared next and took a few practice swings
with his femur weapon. "Maro...maro wak. Maro..."
"Submission!" Enzo wasted no time in shouting.
"Pinsssir!" Hirudegarn bounded toward the bone-helmed reptile and
tried to catch him in his crushing claws. In a surprisingly quick
motion, Clavicle dodged the attack, wedged his femur weapon in between
the mandibles after they closed, and flung Hirudegarn over his
shoulder. Hirudegarn crashed to the ground right near one of the arena
"What was that?" Kyle wondered. He booted up his Pokédex again
and saw that one of Clavicle's attacks was Counter.
The angry Pinsir got up and charged Clavicle with his mandibles
lowered and closed. He hammered the Marowak with a bone-jarring Body
Slam. Clavicle bounced across the arena from the blow and accidentally
dropped his weapon.
"Submission! And don't miss this time!" Enzo barked.
"Counter it!" Kyle ordered.
As Clavicle recovered his weapon and got up, Hirudegarn lumbered
toward him with claws wide open. The courageous Clavicle rushed
straight at Hirudegarn with femur held back.
Instead of either side achieving the desired effect, however,
Clavicle and Hirudegarn simply crashed into each other with tremendous
force. Hirudegarn staggered and fell on his back as the smaller
Clavicle went flying clear out of the arena. Clavicle was obviously
disqualified, but closer inspection of Hirudegarn revealed that the two
Pokémon had actually taken each other out of the match.
"Two even," Kyle noted as he withdrew Clavicle.
_Somethin' tells me I need to stack th' odds in my favor somehow,_
Enzo thought as he recalled Hirudegarn. He scratched his chin. _Wait,
I got it!_
"Let's speed things along," Enzo suggested. "For our last two
Pokémon, we'll have a doubles match! None of that 'one faint an' ya
lose' crap, though. Ya wanna win, ya gotta beat *both* o' my Pokémon!"
_That bastard!_ Kyle said to himself. _I was counting on
Tassadar being able to whoop his last two Pokémon...but not both of
them at once! I don't think Wildwing's going to offer much support..._
Enzo saw a look of despair starting to appear on Kyle's face.
_Heh heh heh...he's screwed..._
--K * A * R * N * I * V * A * X--
Karnivax: Did you get to come up with the nicknames for
the Pokémon that you trade for in-game? (Lola the Jynx,
Crinkles the Tangela et al)
Nob Donut: No
Nob Donut: none of that stuff is my fault
Nob Donut: yeah, I think so too. I'd be using names like
Biff, Pongo, Goober, that sort of thing