Subject: [PW!] Essence of Gloom
Date: Monday, May 31, 1999 6:31 PM
"Pant, pant, pant.., we're finally at Fuchsia!" Dern said. They
had been heading back to the city in order to heal their exausted pokemon and
get on with their journey. Along the way, Dern had been chased by the
frustrated Kathy when she found out he sold all the fossils.
"Exactly how much money did you get?" Kathy asked as they walked
steadily to the center.
"THEN I GET FIFTY PERCENT."
"I'm being generous, you would want me to take 99.9% now would
you?" Dern shook his head in fear. Then he turned to Derrick.
"And I supposes you want some too, huh?"
"Nahh. I'm not really into money unless I earn it from battles,
or my side job." They walked into the center.
"What's your side job?"
"Uh...it's nothing really. You'd laugh."
"No we won't. We promise." Dern and Kathy crossed their fingers.
"I.. uhh.... make potions for curing pokemon..."
"And...what's so stupid about that?"
"Well, I'm not to good at it. This is my newest one...." Derrick
took out a plastic container. "If it works, it should cure the common cold in
"Hey, I've got a Raichu with a cold, so why don't we test it
out?" Kathy asked.
"Uhh, I don't think that's such a good idea.." Kathy took the
potion and Raichu drank up. His face started turning aqua blue, then green,
"BLESS YOU.." Kathy was now covered in Raichu snot...
"It only made it worse!" Kathy screeched. "You better get it
right next time, or I'll be having a hard time getting my boot out of your
"Maybe, I shouldn't have added the Muk...gas..." They gave their
pokemon to nurse joy to heal up, then walked over to read the news letter.
"Hey, it says the pokemon trial will begin next week.. wanna attend it?"
"Looks like we have to," Dern replied.
He pointed out another article. "It shows a list of the witnesses
that must be put on the stand."
"WHAT?!" Derrick read the list. "All three of our names are on
there, the police.., a photographer." They read more names until Derrick came
upon the last on the list. "Looks like Raven's gotta go to."
"Excuse me," Nurse Joy interrupted. "Who here has an Oddish that
is being healed?"
"I do," Derrick replied.
"Come with me. There is something terribly awkward about it."
Derrick followed Joy into the room and the other two turned back to the
"We left just in time, there were fossil theives in the area,"
Dern pointed out. The looked at the four suspect drawings. "That one boy looks
"And this girl with blue hair, I remember seeing her. I just
don't know where...." She looked at the boy's picture. "He's the only one
that's not a rocket."
"BUT, he's the most treaturous!" Some one interrupted. They
turned to find it was the same boy in the picture.
"Who are you?"
"Wha?" he frowned. "You mean you don't remember Jedd, the master
of explosive pokemon?"
"Ahh," Kathy remembered. "The lunatic with the Electrode.."
"But now it's in Dern's hands and I don't like that! Give it
"You must. I'VE WIRED THIS BUILDING WITH READY TO SELF DESTRUCT
VOLTORB!" he anounced to the crowd. "IF ANY ONE TRIES TO ESCAPE WITHOUT THE
ELECTRODE IN MY HANDS, THEN IT'S BYE BYE PIDGEY TO YA'LL!"
"AAAAAHHHHHHH!" Everyone ran out the building screaming anyway.
"Dang! Well, you two are still here!" Jedd took out the remote
control and was prepared to pull the trigger. "Oh, and gimme all the fossil
----------Meanwhile, in another part of the center----------
"Oddish.." Oddish was looking very awful because of the massive
amounts of energy that he absorbed from the Sandslash.
"How bad is it?"
"Well, I've never seen it like this." They heard the racket of
screams and pleas for help. "Stay right here, I have to check this out." Nurse
Joy dashed out of the room. Derrick took out his pokemon and they took turns
praying to Goddish. Of course, Magneton is an atheist. Even Weepinbell was
morseful a little.
"..........." No reply.
"............" Again, nothing.
"Is everything alright?" Joy got back.
"No." Suddenly, Oddish started glowing. "What's happening?" Nurse
Joy slapped herself in the face.
"I forgot. An Oddish will eventually evolve if it absorbs much
"It's evolving? Not dying?"
"Weepinbell!" It jumped onto the table to see that the once cute
grass pokemon was now just as ugly as he. It rejoiced and approached Gloom.
"GLOOM!" In fear, Gloom let out it's stench and caused everyone
to rush out the room holding their noses. then, they all fainted in a big pile.
The smell spread around the center.
----------Back at the center entrance----------
"YOU DON'T HAVE THE GUTS TO PUSH THAT BUTTON!"
"Watch me." He raised his finger to push the trigger which would
cause the Voltorb to blow the center. Suddenly, he sniffed the air and fainted.
"Huh?" The Voltorb smelled it too and rushed out of the center,
running into Jedd's bike, then blowing it up.
"Good thing we have a stuffed nose," Dern grinned. The police
came by and arrested Jedd.
"Ahhh, the air smells nice here. Now, let's head out to Celadon
where the People's Pokemon Court is located." Dern and Kathy had finally
cleared their noses.
"Hmm. With Gloom, I may be able to make a less costly cure for
poison." He looked down to it.
"What! You mean you have that..thing still out!" Kathy shouted.
"GLOOM!" Once again, Gloom shot out his essence. Once again,
Derrick, Kathy, and Dern were running for their lives, but from their sanity,
into the sunset.
To Be Continued
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Pokemon of the Story: Oddish
"If there's a key,
then there must be a door,
And I intend to find it...."