Subject: [PW!] Now in Saffron...
Date: Sat, 03 Apr 1999 21:03:38 +0000
From: Time Lady
Organization: Mystic Manor Apartments
RL Note: Most of this was previously posted, though some was emailed to
me by Jon. However, it didn't show up on any of the news readers.
> "Well..." Jon said. "We're in Saffron. There's a gym here..."
>>"I know," said Sarah Jane. "It's a psychic gym. The doctor suggested I
see the gym leader about my... abilities."
>"Probably a good idea," returned Damien. "She might be able to give you a
>"Ran ran ni Nidoran!" said Spunky.
>"Not here Spunky," said Sarah Jane. "You two are not ready to battle a
psychic. I wish I had caught a ghost Pokemon back in Lavendar..."
>"Do ran nido do ran?" asked Cuddles.
>"Perhaps in Celadon," replied Sarah Jane.
>"So what are you going to use? Your Mr. Mime, your Hypno, and your
Kadabra?" asked Jon.
>"I don't know... I don't think so. Sabrina, the gym leader, is supposed to
have very powerful psychic pokemon. They may not be strong enough to battle
her pokemon... unless...." Sarah Jane became lost in thought. She rummaged
through her pack. "Unless they have a little extra surprise..."<<
>Jon thought a moment. "I think I'm going to go and take her on, right now.
I can tell you guys what happens."
>Sarah Jane and Damian nodded.
>Jon set off, pondering which Pokemon to use. He entered the gym, and
brushed past all the training psychics. He called, "Sabrina! I want a
battle for a Marsh Badge!"
>A girl appeared, throwing a candy bar wrapper away.
>"Geez, another trainer. Well, ok. 2 on 2. Let's get it on!"
>Sabrina picked up 2 Pokeballs. "GO! Mr. Mime!"
>Jon grinned. "Well... if I must! Jolteon! I choose you!"
>The electric Pokemon appeared before the human figure.
>Jon ordered his fast Pokemon. "PIN MISSILE!"
>Jolteon's fur brushed up, and began to bombard Mr. Mime. Since it was a
bug attack, Mr. Mime immediately fainted.
>"Damn!" Sabrina yelled. "Oh well. You'll pay now! Go, Alakazam!"
>The powerful psi came out, dwarfing Jolteon.
>Sabrina ordered Alakazam psychically. "Psychic attack, now!"
>The fast Alakazam blasted Jolteon. Jolteon was knocked out by the higher
>It was Jon's turn to swear. "Oh, well. Come back, Jolteon! Here we go!
>Sabrina smiled, or close to it. "Psychic attacks can't hurt me."
>Jon smiled. "Something else can. Kadabra, um... spoon slap!"
>It went after the Pokemon with its spoon, nearly disabling it.
>Alakazam teleported, but right in front of Kadabra. It then finished
Alakazam with another body slam.
>Sabrina turned angry. "Take the badge and go!"
>She hucked a Marsh badge at Jon, who was laughing wildly. He just escaped
the doll house.
>Jon returned to the Pokemon Center and began to explain her strengths to
the rest of the group.
Sarah Jane listened intently. Her mind turned over several different
ways she could approach Sabrina. She knew her Butterfree and her
Beedril probably stood the best chance, as research showed bug Pokemon
tended to do well against psychics. But Ariel and Tweedle weren't at a
high enough level to take on Sabrina.
"So, are you two ready to take Sabrina on?" asked Jon.
"I don't think I am... at least, not yet," said Sarah Jane. "Though I'd
feel more comfortable talking to her after I earned my Marshbadge." She
picked up her backpack and put her Nidorans on their leashes. "I saw a
grassy area as we were coming to Saffron... I think I want to go and try
training my Pokemon a bit more first."
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