From: syke6888 L <> Subject: [PW!]Training of the (Sand)Shrew Date: Sunday, September 26, 1999 3:52 PM (This would have been up sooner but we bought a new computer and finally managed to get the Internet working.) "No, Sphere, I said Scratch, not Faint!" Ben was becoming very edgy. The past hour was spent pitting his new Sandshrew against Fluff, and so far Sphere's win record was absolutely zilch. "Hmmph. Oh well, perhaps a weaker opponent is needed. And no, not you, Marshmallow." Ben headed out of Vermillion, Fluff and Marshmallow trailing closely behind. A few minutes later, a fellow trainer came up to them. "Excuse me, but would you like a Pokémon battle? One on one." Ben nodded. "Sphere, attack!" "Fine, I choose Butterfreee! Use Confusion!" A wave of energy hit Sphere, causing the mouse to attack Marshmallow. "Jigglypuff! Jig puff!" "Sphere, shake it off and Scratch that butterfly. Sphere stopped, shook his head, then turned his attention tothe real enemy. "Sand shrew!" He leaped thrugh the air, landing on the bug. The Butterfree immediately tried to shake it off, and the ruckus looked like an aerial rodeo. Finally, Sphere smacked it in the back of its head, the leaped off and burrowed into the ground. "Huh? How did that happen? Pokédex, analyze!" "TM attack number 27: Dig. Pokémon burrows underground, then attacks from behind. Pokémon cannot be harmed while underground. Sandshrew do not learn this attack naturally." By this time, Sphere leaped out of the ground, landing square on the butterfree's head. The bug spun out of control and crashed into a nearby lake. "Butterfree, return! Good match." The trainer gave Ben some money, then walked off. "Congratulations, Sphere, but how did you learn that move?" Sphere only shrugged. "Oh well, I guess it's just luck." Ben started to walk "Eeeee!" [Look out!] Splash! Ben fell into the lake and when he ... er, she came up as Cajava, she looked at Fluff and MArshmallow, who were unsure wether to look scared or confused. "Uhhh.. surprise?" TBC? -- "Feel the Storm, It's coming"-Terry Bogard (Fatal Fury- The Motion Picture) The Three-Hit Eeveelution Combo! Flamethrower-Water Gun-Thunderbolt "After all, we're only human."-Robocop, while tightening a bolt onthe side of his head - I love the irony of this statement. Sent via Before you buy.