From: Adrian Tymes (email@example.com)
Subject: Re: [PW!] The Cove Cave Caper
Date: 2003-10-13 00:21:09 PST
> An hour later, the three of them stood on Lilycove's beach, staring at the cave
> that was one Team's Base.
> "You ready to go? I'd hate to dissapoint." Bob said, with an uncharacteristic
> glint in his eyes.
> "Mimic ready."
> "Cool. Raffy, stay here and hold down the fort."
> #But we don't have a fort.# the Girafaeig replied in smartass style
> "Yeah yeah," the breeder deadpanned as Mimic Transformed into
> transport to get to the cave
"Mimic surprised Bob agreed to this," the temporary zigzagoon commented
while paddling through the water, still getting used to how the fur was
able to trap enough air to float the pair - to say nothing of being a
type of pokemon he had met but five minutes prior. So far, this form
seemed to be a keeper.
"Hey, you heard what Sabrina said. We're going to be hunted anyway,
we might as well bring the fight to them."
"Bob could just leave."
"And leave them with an unown?"
"Point...but this about more than that."
The pair were silent the rest of the way to the cave.
"Geez, is that a splash attack?" Bob held one arm up to cover his
face as Mimic shook off the water.
"Mimic have better ways remove water, but if no mind, rather keep this
form for bit. Just need few more minutes for form to set, then can
recall again in day or two. That usually enough for Mimic permanently
"Whatever. I don't see any guards yet-" *TZZZZ* "-WATCH IT!" Bob
leapt back when a thunderbolt shot from Mimic's fur towards the far
wall, carving a line in the ceiling.
"Hmm. Mimic thought saw security camera, but looks like connection
to base circuitry rusted. No conduct bolt."
"Well, if they didn't know we were here before, they do now." Bob
gently sat on Mimic's back again. "Let's hide outsWHOOOOAAA!"
Mimic dusted the floor with an ice beam, creating a slick path from
the water's edge to a door visible beyond, then hurled himself onto
the path. He slid with minimal friction, occasionally pawing the
ground to the side of the path to gain speed, and at the last second
leaned forwards and leapt up so Bob became a battering ram. The doors
"Owww!" Bob's forehead throbbed as Mimic created more ice path to
land on, continuing their accelerating slide. "What do you think
you're-" *WHABOOOOM* Bob looked over his shoulder, seeing smoke
and flame pour out of the entrance cavern.
"Booby trapped. We were the boobies. Hopefully, no will be too many
more - and Mimic doubt enough destroy base. Bombs probably decay, left
here long time ago. Once trigger or disarm, should be able explore
base at leisure. But at least pretty sure no will encounter guards
here: this place abandoned."
"You've been here before?"
"Nope, but at this pace, pretty sure can outrun bombs as encounter them.
Just so long as don't run into dead end."
"What? You can just hyper beam the walls, or teleport us away."
"Maybe. Will see. But have give up this form: only knows speech, ice
beam, thunderbolt, surf. Mimic do that if needed, but rather not until
have to. Rather Bob solar beam or razor leaf walls if possible, but no
know how much light will be deep inside, nor how thick walls. Besides,
zig 'n' zag through base maybe fun."
"'Fun', he says..."
As they passed the outer offices, their motion tripped a detector that
triggered another bomb...whose entire remaining glory was a puff of
smoke, which at least detached it from the wall, letting it fall onto a
computer whose owner had been pried away from it mid-game. A few
electrical shorts soon redirected the Electric Chocochu theme from the
computer's speakers to what remained of the base's PA system.