Subject: [PW!] [WC] [R2] Mean Guys Battle First
Date: Tue, 10 Dec 2002 06:54:42 GMT
Organization: AT&T Worldnet
Belle the blonde gi-clad karate student is well into physical training
by 10 AM on the third day of the Whirl Cup Competition, having reached
the eastern preparation area of Scarlet City's Coliseum before anyone
else. She's released her Tyrogue and both he and she are kicking the
air, almost in synchronization. Having seen that her match was the fifth
one listed on the computer screen in the Scarlet City Pokemon Center the
night before, she figures she has plenty of time to train with both
Luthor, her Slowpoke, as well her borrowed Lanturn before her match
against Trent. That's why she's using this time to train herself and her
Fighting Pokemon so their skills don't atrophy during the Whirl Cup.
The next person to show up in the preparation area is Yolei, a bit
worried about her upcoming match with Misty since a Psyduck similar to
the one she rented was defeated in yesterday's final match. She's also
keeping both her eyes and her Pokegear open for any signs of shiny
Cappie the Hitmontop walks into the preparation area too, heading
straight for the small pool in the center of the room to get some
training in before her match with both her rented Magikarp as well as
the Water Pokemon she obtained earlier in the morning. Yuki arrives soon
afterwards, relieved that after Jasmine talked with the Whirl Cup
officials about Mamoru's special situation yesterday, that she's allowed
to battle despite that Mamoru was the one who signed up for the
On their way in, both Cappie and Yuki nodded politely at the Whirl Cup
Guard posted at the entrance to the preparation area, but the next girl
to enter is much less friendly. The purple-haired youth taps the Guard's
back, elongating her arm in the process, and when he turns to see who's
behind him, she darts past him holding a Squirtle with one arm and a
Goldeen with the other. By the time the guard looks back towards the
room, there's no sign of Aerie or her two Pokemon. "Hmm, weird." The
Guard looks around the room, wondering who's playing a prank on him.
Brome enters the area next, concerned that he's not going to get very
far in his upcoming match against Rudy, the Trovita Gym Leader, with
just a Remoraid and a recently caught Magikarp. When he sees Cappie the
Hitmontop wading in the preparation area's pool, his spirits rise,
remembering that her Magikarp managed to defeat an Azumarill. He
approaches the pool, wanting to get some pointers from the Hitmontop.
The last two to arrive in the eastern preparation area are Becky and
Travis. The gi-clad girl wearing her black hair in a ponytail
immediately grabs the purple-haired young man's arm and points over to
the gi-clad girl whose blonde hair falls halfway down her back, "There
she is Travis - Sarah, or 'Belle' as she's calling herself now, probably
just so her name sounds more like mine. Like I told you, she's stealing
my shtick! She's even got a Tyrogue now! If that Tyrogue's called
Headstand, I'm gonna have to sit down and have a long talk with her."
"Calm down, Becky..." Travis puts one of his hands on the his friend's
shoulder, "Maybe Sarah just finally found her nerve and this is how
she's expressing it. Didn't you say that she said she didn't even
"Yeah, but maybe she was lying. I'm determined to get to the bottom of
this identity theft!" Becky pushes Travis' hand off her shoulder and
starts marching over to the blonde girl, who's practicing the same kinds
of kicks Becky used to practice when she was just a beginner.
Travis, somewhat worried that his traveling partner's going to make a
scene, follows her over to where Belle and her Tyrogue are training.
Just as Becky and Travis reach Belle, the Whirl Cup announcer is heard
throughout the Coliseum saying, "Good morning, everyone, and welcome to
the third day of the Whirl Cup Competition! Today's first match will be
between Trent, a Feraligatr Trainer who's being detained for attacking
an old lady." The crowd immediately starts booing and hissing when they
hear this and the announcer booms over their cries of anger, "Trent will
be battling against Belle, who's representing the Cianwood City Gym!
Trainers, approach the field!"
"What, already?!" Belle immediately recalls her Tyrogue into his
Pokeball and starts rummaging around within her gi's hidden pockets
looking for her Slowpoke's Lure Ball.
The Whirl Cup Guard standing nearby comments, "They're getting the
unpleasantness out of the way first. The officials want the crowd to get
their booing out of their system. Don't worry, it's an easy win - the
crowd's disgust for Trent will be likely to faze him."
Travis pats Belle's back and smiles at her, saying, "Good luck, Sarah."
Belle reaches back her hand to slap the guy who dared touch her and call
her "Sarah", but when she turns her face to look at him, her arm goes
limp. Her tongue briefly peeks out of her mouth to wet her lips before
she says, "Mmm, I'll be seeing YOU after the match, handsome." Leaving
both Travis and Becky a bit taken aback, Belle races out onto the
battlefield, glad that almost everyone in the audience is cheering for
her when she steps onto the eastern stone platform of the Coliseum.
Across the Arena, two Whirl Cup Guards briskly lead Trent past the
Trainers preparing for their matches in the western preparation area of
the Coliseum, including the woman who reported him to the guards as well
as Bob, who was the person to arrive in the area to train his Mantine,
Misty, Rudy, Jutta, Robert, and Blizzard the Persian. One of the guards
drops a shrunken Pokeball in Trent's hand and says, "Here's the second
Pokemon you're going to use, scumbag. You lost the right to rent your
own Pokemon when you decided to pick on poor, helpless old ladies."
Trent narrows his eyes behind his sunglasses, pocketing the Pokeball
before stepping out onto the stone platform. He figures he won't have to
use it since the Feraligatr he stole from Carol is so strong. When the
man dressed in black walks out onto the western platform, almost
everyone in the Coliseum's crowd is booing at him, but Trent doesn't
Belle puts her hands up to the sides of her mouth and shouts, "How could
you attack an old lady?!"
"I didn't." Trent replies, "I attacked a little Team Rocket bitch
disguised as on old lady."
Belle frowns and yells, "I don't care if she's young or old, or even
that she's an astronaut! You still shouldn't have attacked a woman!"
"You're an idiot." Trent bluntly states his opinion of Belle, "Send out
"Luthor, let's teach this big bully a lesson!" Belle throws her Lure
Ball into the Coliseum's giant pool and a pink Slowpoke soon floats up
to the surface, coughing, "Supergirl, are you trying to drown me?!" He
sluggishly climbs onto one of the white platforms floating in the pool
and addresses the man dressed in black, "Ah, Nick Fury, I see in this
dimension you're lacking vision in both of your eyes. Don't you know
you're worthless now that the Cold War is over? You're no match for the
combined power of Luthor and Supergirl, so you might as well give up
Trent's visibly annoyed by the talking Slowpoke's stupidity, "Your
Pokemon's an idiot, too. Go, Feraligatr." Trent pulls out his
Feraligatr's Pokemon and releases the brawny blue reptilian Pokemon, who
lands on a platform near the one Luthor's resting on.
Feraligatr flexes his muscles and bellows, "Rrrrraaar!"
The Whirl Cup announcer now tells the crowd which Pokemon each Trainer
has selected, as he usually does for lack of a better thing to announce
when a match is just starting, "Belle has sent out her Slowpoke and
Trent has countered with his Feraligatr!"
Once the announcer's done stating the obvious, Luthor's finished
processing the sight of a huge reptilian creature standing before him,
"GASP! Supergirl, it seems Nick Fury has convinced Lizard, one of
Spider-Man's greatest foes, to become a superhero!" Luthor slowly rubs
his chin with one of his blue paws, "Did he offer you some of his top
secret Infinity Formula, Lizard? Regardless of the offer, you should
come back to the dark side. We have Supergirl now and Catwoman's around
here somewhere, most likely committing various acts of larceny and what
Belle blinks twice, briefly wondering what her Pokemon is talking about
before shouting, "Luthor, use Disable!"
"Feraligatr - Bite, Slash, Screech!" Trent tries the three different
commands, but the Feraligatr just gazes down at his claws, admiring
them. "Look, I have no idea what your attacks are. It's a damn Slowpoke
- just flick it and it'll probably die."
Trent's Feraligatr leaps onto the next white platform, one closer to
Luthor's platform. It sinks a few feet into the water before springing
him back up to sea level. He reaches forward and Scratches Luthor's face
with one hand, wanting to see if Trent's theory is right.
Luthor, not even noticing the attack, stares up into the Feraligatr's
eyes. The tall blue Pokemon glows a different shade of blue and he's now
unable to move his limbs. "Rrraaa?" Seeing how unfazed the Slowpoke is
by the Feraligatr's attack, the crowd cheers for Belle's Slowpoke.
The announcer plays off the crowd's excitement as he remarks, "We've
seen a Tentacool defeat a Tentacruel and a Magikarp defeat an Azumarill
in this year's Whirl Cup. Are we about to see a Slowpoke beat a
Just then, the pain inflicted by the Scratch attack reaches Luthor's
brain. The pink Pokemon topples off of his platform, clutching his face
with his blue paws. He kicks his hind legs so that his head remains
above water as he shouts, "You may be able to lift up to twelve tons,
Lizard, but you are no match for Luthor's psychic powers. You cannot
attack Luthor now that Luthor's frozen your scaly limbs with his mind!"
"Like hell he can't." Trent says, "Feraligatr, Water Gun." This time,
his Feraligatr is happy to obey - he spits a small but powerful burst of
Water Gun in Luthor's direction.
The Water Gun hits Luthor's forehead and right after wondering "When did
Lizard gain amphibian abilities?", the small pink Pokemon passes out.
Belle recalls Luthor the Slowpoke into his Lure Ball and cries out,
"Your Feraligatr's no match for my next Pokemon!"
Trent retorts, "I bet he is."
"Lanturn, go!" Belle pulls a Great Ball out of her gi and chucks it into
the water. This time the Water Pokemon that emerges doesn't complain
about drowning, but instead starts swimming in circles under the water,
happy to be back inside the large pool. Belle immediately gives her
Pokemon an order, "Lanturn, surface and use Spark on the motionless
Feraligatr!" Lanturn's happy to obey his Trainer and does as he's
told... when the Spark attack flies from the tip of his yellow bulb onto
Trent's Feraligatr, singe marks appear all over the reptile's body.
"Dammit." Trent narrows his eyes - he would like his Feraligatr to jump
into the water and strangle Belle's fish Pokemon, but noticing that his
Pokemon's arms and legs are still glowing blue, Trent shrugs and
suggests, "Try Water Gun, or better yet, Hydro Pump if you know it."
Belle calls out, "Lanturn, dodge the attack and use Take Down!"
"Turn!" Lanturn exclaims right after he narrowly avoids a powerful
stream of water shooting from the gaping maw of his opponent. The blue
and yellow fish picks up speed as he races towards Trent's Feraligatr
then leaps out of the water and crashes into the still Disabled Pokemon,
Taking him Down into the water! Feraligatr struggles to swim up out of
the water, but finds it difficult to do while his limbs are frozen.
"Now, use Spark underwater, Lanturn!" Belle shouts at the top of her
lungs so that the submerged Lanturn hears her.
Trent peers down into the water as huge lightning bursts appear
throughout the entire pool. When a fainted Feraligatr's limp body floats
up to the surface of the pool, Trent frowns, "Well, shit. Feraligatr,
return." After Trent's Pokemon returns to his Pokeball, Trent uses his
other hand to grab the Pokeball a Guard gave him on his way into the
Arena, "This Pokemon better not suck."
Belle cheers when her half-Electric Pokemon peeks his head out of the
pool and says "Laaanlaaan!", as do most of the people in the audience of
the Coliseum, then she says, "Way to go, Lanturn! Don't lower your guard
now, though - Trent's next Pokemon might be tough!"
To be continued...