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The boys had been drinking throughout the night, and Amor had made sure that Josh did not drink in moderation, he wanted him matching Amor and that was final. But the noises that could be heard outside made his head pound as he drank down his last numbing beverage.
“Cripes, Uh-Amouuuuur... –Hic- Did you hear that? Whhhh-What the blazes is even going on out there?” He managed to get out. The blonde would manage to get himself out of his seat, wobbling around a fair amount as he could hear screaming beginning to ensue from above them, as though the screams were coming from the surface.
“I uh... I think we shouullllddd go there...” He would manage to let out toward Amor as Josh would hold onto any object he could as he would try not to fall over. “Wheeeshhhould make sure all the peoples are okay, right Amor?”
Josh’s cheeks were rosey as he tried to stand to his feet but at this point a slouche was about the best he was going to get at the moment. The bartender had gone and ran for his life, so it didn’t seem as though they would be paying a tab tonight...
Amor's stomach, and mind were in knots...He didn't know what time it was, all he knew was that he, and Josh had gotten incredibly drunk as per his directions. They were at the last bar on Amor's list, as he groggily stirred at Josh's words of them going towards the sounds of what seemed like incredibly dangerous Pokemon. They didn't sound friendly, and he sighed standing up holding the side of his head as his headache kicked in.
"Ugh...Could they be a bit quieter..." he said a groan on his lips as the sounds increased in volume. The bartender bolted quickly as he began to exit alongside his friend. "Y'know so far one hundred percent of my fun has been ruined. First....People attack my manor, and now whatever this is...Why does fate not want me to have fun with people?" he asked leaning against the wall trying to get a look on whatever was going on outside.
Grabbing the Pokeball that contained his Black Dragonite he wasn't going to play around with whatever it was out there. He was going full power from the get go if there was a threat as he made his way outside.
"I'm going to obliterate whatever is ruining my fun this time because it sounds angry, and like it is terrorizing the city. Maybe we will be on the news again?" Amor said a bit tiredly as he stood up as straight as he could, and ran his fingers through his hair brushing it out of his face. "Wanna go save the day?" he asked his head still pounding, and his stomach protesting, obviously telling him that too much movement was gonna force him to vomit.
Post by Josh Dragomir on Aug 25, 2017 21:43:33 GMT -8
The world gave me a second chance
Amor Rose Word Count: 610 OOC: 2 Evo Points going to Litten, Pikachu doesn't need them
"Maybe you ssshould try being more social... At least then you might get more ladies at your manor. Might not stop whatever this is though" He would manage to respond as he would hang onto a table for support as he got to his feet best he could. Sure, he was off-duty, but even on the tail end of intoxication Josh knew that he had a job to do, off-duty or not. He wanted to get out there. Unlike Amor, he wasn't angry that their evening had been brought to an end. Honestly, he had his fill anyway, he had been about ready to go home. Okay, maybe he was a bit disappointed he couldn't go and rest his head on a soft pillow and go fall asleep at home, but he wasn't mad at... Well, whatever the hell this was, like Amor.
His head felt like it was going to split open, but he still managed to will himself up to mostly be sitting up straight. Lightning would climb up Josh's leg and onto his shoulder as he would slowly make his way out, taking a deep breath as he would find himself meeting fresh air and taking large gulps of it. "Well, now that we're outside... You can take out your grudge on whatever it is...." He trailed off as he saw the source of the noise in front of them.
"... Holy shit."
That... That thing was huge! "I think THAT is gonna be on the news more than we are" He would comment as he would work his hands to his belt and finding a Pokeball. He could almost swear this was... Was... Oh, he'd just have to guess!
"If this is a smaller formed Pokemon, I'm going to need you to back them up, Lightning" Josh would remark toward the Pikachu, who nodded in affirmative as he would throw the Pokeball into the air.
Tick tock, tick tock, tick tock.
Josh's Litten was brought out, and it seemed that Josh had guessed correctly. "Shit, what moves does he know..." He muttered under his breath. "Fucking hell, it's like I've got the brain of a monkey!"
"... Wait, what's a monkey?"
It was a stupid idea, but the Litten tried it nonetheless. It did little damage to the giant Carracosta that was terrorizing the city, but it did get it's attention.
"... Well, climb on my face and call me Sally, we just might be fucked" He would remark, shaking his head slowly. The Carracosta would make it's way toward them before leaping into the and going for a Body Slam.
"Shit, shit, shiiiit!" He cried out as he would pick up both the Pikachu and Litten and run for it, diving just as it hit the ground and missing them by a hair. "Lightning, use Thunder!" Josh cried out as he let go of the Pokemon. Commanding Lightning to use Thunder was pretty much second nature to Josh at this point, and intoxicated or not, he could make the command in his sleep. "Pika... CHUUU!" Lightning cried out as it would quickly use Thunder on the titan as it tried to get up, seeming to do some sizeable damage at least. But it didn't stop the titan as it would get up anyway.
At the least, Josh's mind was slowly beginning to un-murk itself. Unfortunately, he was still a bit of a lightweight compared to Amor... Suppose one could blame Izumi Yamamura for getting him off drinking on the regular.
It took a moment for reality to sink in as Amor saw the gigantic sea turtle before them...Josh acted quickly though his choice in Pokemon was poor he was at least trying to do something with the small Litten. Though Amor had to agree with his friends assessment...They might be screwed if it was allowed to keep rampaging like this. Josh's Pikachu unleashed a powerful Thunder attack at the giant Carracoasta that didn't really seem to slow it down. Chucking out the Pokeball that he thought contained Draco, it opened up unleashing the brilliant white light. Instead of his Dragonite there was instead a new dragon, and it clanged it's scales defiant as it looked up at it's opponent.
"Alright Vere...Josh we will hold him off, while we do that get a better angle with Lightning, or another Pokemon...Preferably a grass type." Amor said as Vere roared out catching the titans attention. "Vere use Noble Roar! Follow up with a Focus Blast!" He commanded standing behind his Pokemon as Vere unleashed an ear splitting roar that seemed to shake the ground around them.
If they didn't have the things attention before they definitely did now as it turned towards them, and the moment it's face was open Vere shot a red orb of energy from his fist at the Carracoasta smashing into it hard. The creatures shell seemed to absorb most of the impact, and he knew that this was going to be a horrifying battle if it was strong enough to tank one of those hits. It opened it's mouth, and unleashed a powerful stream of water at both Vere, and Amor. He grinned as he was hoping this would happen, and it would hopefully buy them enough time for Josh to get a stronger Pokemon out, or at least get into a better position.
Right before the water could hit them a domed barrier surrounded the two of them, and the water crashed against it. Vere's scales were glowing a light blue the same color as the barrier as he held up the Protect to take the blast that the enemy had fired at them both. As long as they could keep it distracted then Josh would be able to hit it with impunity at least with one attack. If he made it count then they would be able to defeat this creature with a little more ease.
"Vere keep it up...Just a little longer, and then we can send this thing packing.".
------------------------------------------------------ Battle Breakdown Amor summoned a Vere (Hakamo-o) Vere used Noble Roar lowering the enemies Atk, and Sp. Atk by one stage. Vere used Focus Blast to deal a little damage, and taunt the enemy. Carracoasta used Hydro Pump. Vere is currently blocking Hydro Pump with Protect to give Josh time to do things.
Post by Josh Dragomir on Sept 16, 2017 9:52:00 GMT -8
The world gave me a second chance
Amor Rose Word Count: 738 OOC: 2 Evo Points going to Litten, Pikachu doesn't need them
The more this went on, the more that Josh seemed to begin to get his head back. Which was good, of course. He'd be able to better focus. Amor seemed to be able to better handle his alcohol than the blonde, which was to be expected seeing as Izumi got him off the binge drinking some time ago. So he wasn't as used to it as Amor would be, most likely.
The Carracoasta would be distracted by having to deal with it's Hydro Pump being blocked by Amor's Hakamo-o, and Josh saw the opportunity than and there.
"Attack it now, both of you! Flare Blitz, Thunder!" Josh would call toward Micken and Lightning. "MRRRROWWWWRRRR!" The Litten would cry out as it would envelop itself in flames and launch itself toward the giant turtle. "Pika..." Lightning would growl as it's cheeks would begin to spark. "CHUUUUUUUU!"
Lightning's attack would hit first, striking just where it was using Hydro Pump. Of course that meant Amor would have to withdraw his Pokemon from blocking Hydro Pump or risk being zapped itself. With it being zapped, Micken had the opportunity to hit it while it was wide open with Flare Blitz. They finally seemed to be doing some damage, and Josh seemed to have gotten his battling instincts back. It was too late to withdraw the Litten now, but he could still do some damage with it. Of course, Micken still took some recoil damage along the way, but he hoped that it could still handle a little bit more...
Actually, Josh knew it could. The Litten was tough, he knew that.
Once it recovered, the Carracoasta would turn toward Josh and his party, before attacking with Ancient Power. "Jump back!" Josh called, as Lightning and Micken would leap back to avoid the stones that were generated and exploded as they hit the ground.
Seeming to grow angrier by the moment, the large Pokemon would let out a roar, Rain Dance being used to create a storm. The water hitting Josh's face seemed to wake him up a bit, and he would growl as he shook his head.
"Oh god damnit" He remarked, noting that the Litten's Fire Type attacks would be decreased in power thanks to this. But even worse, having noted that the large Pokemon had used Hydro Pump earlier...
"Shit... GET OUT OF THE WAY! NOW!"
Josh had the foresight to know what was coming in this instance, and thanks to it, the Pikachu and Litten were able to just barely get out of the way as a large, double in size and power, Hydro Pump, would be launched toward them. Josh would have to dive out of the way as well as the range of it would put the Interpol Agent into harm's way as well.
"Micken, we can't use Fire type attacks right now! Use Body Slam!" Josh would call toward the Litten. As the Litten would go for the Body Slam, the Carracoasta would hit it with a slap of it's fins that sent the Litten flying and crashing into a nearby building. "Micken!" Josh cried out, eyes wide as he would growl low. "Damnit..."
Wait... Didn't Thunder have a certain effect in the rain?
"LIGHTNING! USE THUNDER!"
The Thunder would shoot high into the sky, instead of at the Carracoasta. Thunder could be heard high above as a lightning strike would suddenly arc down and hit the Carracoasta dead on, dealing solid damage. Noting something moving from the window that the Litten had crashed through, Josh would look over as the Litten would suddenly leap out, gutsy as anything Josh had seen in some time, letting out a cry as it would attack with Body Slam, hitting it dead on.
The flurry of attacks would hopefully give Amor a chance to strike back.
Litten used Flare Blitz - Hit Carracoasta Pikachu used Thunder (Forcing Amor's Pokemon to withdraw to avoid being shocked by the electrocuted Hydro Pump) - Hit Carracoasta Pikachu and Litten dodged Ancient Power Carracoasta used Rain Dance Carracoasta used Hydro Pump Pikachu and Litten dodged Hydro Pump Litten used Body Slam - Attack countered, Litten hit with basic attack Rain Dance has 4 turns remaining Pikachu used Thunder (Rain Dance = 100% Accuracy) - Hit Carracoasta Litten used Body Slam - Hit Carracoasta
Josh as expected reacted quickly, and his two Pokemon fired off their attacks. Vere immediately moved out of the path of the Hydro Pump as it became electrified. Amor watched as Josh's Pokemon landed a few solid hits, and then the rain started. "This is going to be irritating..." was all he could think as the creature was now focused on Josh's Pokemon. They launched another volley of attacks, and waited at the exact moment that the attacks landed Amor saw his opportunity.
It would be reeling from those attacks or so he hoped this would have to be done quickly, and efficiently. This was one of those times that he hoped that age old saying "The bigger they are, the harder they fall." Proved to be true.
"Vere use Dragon Claw! Take it's knees out from under it!" he commanded, and green claws of draconic energy formed around the armored dragons hands.
Vere wasted no time in dashing forward, and ripping through the creatures space slashing at it's left knee. Vere turned around he wasn't done, and he bolted past aiming another powerful slash at it's right knee. Taking out it's second knee the giant turtle would begin to stumble. This was their chance to strike, and get in some actual damage. It was off balance.
"Now together! Vere use Focus Blast!" he ordered as the Dragon created a red orb of energy in it's hands, and then launched it at the giant turtle that was still off balance.
Josh would seize this opportunity he knew. He had faith that his friend would help him deal with this threat, and that together they would protect the city...Again. If they kept teaming up like this they were going to wind up getting their own show or movie. Perhaps something about two friends who always have each others back. Then something goes horribly wrong, and they have to face each other in an ultimate showdown. Now that would be entertaining perhaps he would speak with Josh after this mess, and see about having a movie made. Starring the both of them.
After all they would attract quite the crowd together.
--------------------------------------------------------------------- Battle Breakdown Vere used Dragon Claw x2 to hit each of the turtles knees to cause it to stumble. Vere used Focus Blast on the giant turtle to cause more damage as it was falling down.
Post by Josh Dragomir on Nov 12, 2017 9:34:34 GMT -8
The world gave me a second chance
Amor Rose Word Count: 572 OOC: Can wrap it up soon.
It was almost down, he could feel it. The giant turtle was knocked off balance, and the time was ripe to finish it off. The turtle had been knocked off balance, and all Josh had to do now was finish it off. At least, that was the plan before the thing would suddenly fire a barrage of attacks using Ancient Power, again and again toward Lightnin and Micken.
The two Pokemon would fire their attacks, but the increased power from it's prehistoric state kept the situation even... They had to keep pushing.
"You guys can do it! Come on!"
It was then that the Litten would suddenly begin to glow...
Micken has evolved into Torracat!
The increased power that came from it's sudden evolution into Torracat would increase the potency of Flamethrower, and the Ancient Power began to be pushed back from their combined might until the Carracosta was finally hit dead on.
"Alright! Micken, you evolved!"
But the Carracosta wasn't finished just yet, and would quickly get off the ground just enough to attack with Hydro Pump. "Dodge it!" Josh called to his team as the Pikachu and Torracat would leap out of the way. The Carracosta would continue to fire it's jumbo sized torrent of water via Hydro Pump, and the two would have to make a run for it.
"Lightning, use Thunder on the Hydro Pump!"
Lightning would turn and use Thunder, and the attack would conduct the water, before tracing right back to the Carracoasta and hit it dead on. With it stunned, and now Paralyzed, Josh saw an opportunity to strike back.
"Micken, use Flare Blitz! Lightning, use Volt Tackle!"
Both Pokemon would quickly charge toward the Carracoasta, as they would begin to speed up and emit auras of fire and electricity...
The Flare Blitz and Volt Tackle would hit it straight on while it was still struggling with being Paralyzed, but it still wasn't going down just yet. Josh was still dealing with his headache, but his senses seemed to be almost completely returned to him from the adrenaline of the battle. "Damnit, how strong is this thing?" Josh would call out, shaking his head, flabbergasted at the fact this thing was still standing despite how much they had thrown at it.
"Micken, Body Slam!" Josh called to Micken as the Torracat would charge and ram into the thing, and Josh noticed it was finally seeming to give out... "We just need to keep pushing! We can do this! We have to do this!"
He had it!
The bigger they are, the harder they fall...
"LIGHTNING! GRASS KNOT!"
A loop of grass would grow below the Carracoasta thanks to the Pikachu's power, and would suddenly trip up it's leg and sending it crashing to the ground on it's own weight, dealing monumental damage.
The attacks would hit it while it was off-guard and unable to defend itself thanks to the Grass Knot, and when the smoke cleared, the Carracoasta would finally stop battling...
Josh would fall onto his back, sweat drenching his hair as he finally allowed himself to breathe heavily. His Pokemon too, collapsed from exhaustion.
He watched with a smile as Josh did what he trusted him to. Josh was Amor's only friend in this world, and he trusted him implicitly. After all he knew that his friend would always have his back. Just like he showed right there, and they did all this somewhat hungover. You couldn't buy this kind of teamwork anywhere. It only existed in people like the two of them. Looking at his friend he walked over, and held out his hand to help him up.
"Perhaps...Izumi will forgive me for keeping you out all night if she learns that we saved the city from a giant sea turtle?" he said somewhat hopeful.
The last thing he needed was for Josh to get in trouble with his brand new fiance because of his own selfish desire to hang out with his friend. Perhaps he should work on getting more friends so he didn't overload Josh. Shaking his head a little as he helped his friend up.
"I will call Walter to come get us now...I think we have stayed out for enough, plus this is the second city we have helped save...I don't feel like being interviewed again." he says with a small chuckle as he pulls out a pokeball, and returns Vere to it. Happy with his new dragons power.
Josh Dragomir (Short, and sweet I figured it would be easy to end it here.)
Last Edit: Nov 16, 2017 6:48:26 GMT -8 by Amor Rose
Amor Rose Word Count: 656 OOC: Doduo Moveset: Thrash, Jump Kick, Acupressure, Drill Peck
Super Duper Ultra Mega Giant Omastar Dinosaur Moveset: Spike Cannon ○ Hydro Pump ○ Rollout ○ Brine ○ Ancient Power ○ Rock Blast ○ Bubble Beam ○ Reflect Type
"Yeah... Heh... Yeah, you do that" Josh would manage to get out as he would take a deep breath. That had been a hell of a battle, hopefully they wouldn't have to deal with anymore of tho-
The crash that would emit from down the road would cause Josh to stir and sit back up. He would squint a bit, until he could make out a large Pokemon in the distance causing havoc...
"Oh you have GOT to be SHITTING ME!" The blonde would cry out in distress and frustration, as he would groggily get to his feet. "Why can't this bad day just END? FUCK!"
His hangover combined with his exhaustion was drawing out his frustration and irritation, but he still had a job to do. "Remind me that from now on... We drink AWAY from the cities! Seriously, my place would be great, and Izumi wouldn't have to worry about me potentially getting wasted and cheating like she no doubt thinks I'm doing now since I'm not home yet and it's morning" He would growl, shaking his head, and immediately holding it in turn.
"Fuck... I already had a sodding headache BEFORE THIS! Will SOMEONE PLEASE... TELL OCTO-DAD TO STOP STOMPING AROUND!?"
The aforementioned "Octo-Dad" was likely the massive Omastar that was causing havoc. "This guy is going to cause me to gouge a Helix's Witness in the eyes the next time they show up at my blasted door..." Josh would grumble as he would dust himself off, groaning a bit from the headache that was now multiplied tenfold. He would return the Torracat to his Pokeball to rest, bringing out his Doduo up next.
"Drill Peck!" Josh would call out to the Doduo, who would attack immediately as it would charge at full speed toward the oversized reincarnation of Lord Helix. The attack would take the Omastar by surprise and it would wince and flinch, but it's size made it so it didn't fall back much. Instead it would attack back using Spike Cannon. The massive spikes would go flying toward the Doduo, and Josh would make the call for it to retreat back in order to keep from being rattled and plastered by them. He knew that Viktor had a disadvantage in strength and in size against this thing, but with size came a lack of speed in comparison to the much smaller Doduo, and he might just be able to make use of that. If he could just use Viktor's speed to his advantage... Perhaps... Perhaps...
He'd managed to take one of these things with a base form Pokemon before. If he was smart, then perhaps, he just might perhaps... Pull off the hat trick. But he needed to be fast, his reflexes needed to be on the top of their game, and he needed to be in sync with his Doduo. But he'd been with Viktor a long time, he'd caught it back in the Hoenn Region. Such a long time ago, when it'd been involved with a group of vicious Doduo led by a very nasty Dodrio. They'd nearly killed him, if he recalled... Inferno evolved to save him, and he'd ended up catching Viktor and doing his best to try to show him de wae the way.
"Circle around, Drill Peck again!" Josh would call out to the Doduo as it would let out a "Daa!" before using it's speed to avoid the incoming Hydro Pump. The Doduo would then jump at it and hit it with another Drill Peck, before Josh would call for it to retreat again to swap out with Amor.
"Amor, you're up!" Josh called to the silver-haired businessman.
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