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Post by Orion Alim-Verdi on Feb 23, 2018 17:10:49 GMT -8
Taking a break from work and everything, Orion sat out on one of the many expanded bridges that connected the multitude of miniature platforms of Pahala and just… stared out at the sea beyond. A fishing rod had been pitched and was technically running the line, but at the moment, that was hardly Orion's focus. He just… needed some time to himself to think about absolutely nothing, so…. What time quite like the present?
Hmmm, maybe he wouldn't mind having some music play or something, actually. The rumble of life in Pahala was muted by the sea's closeness, so some tunes could easily be driven off should anyone not be a fan. Fishing out his phone and setting it up, Orion went back to staring outwards, humming a bit along with the song.
Post by Orion Alim-Verdi on Feb 23, 2018 19:21:19 GMT -8
A bobble of the fishing line drew Orion out of his lucid stare out at the ocean. Hmm? A bite finally? Shifting a bit to grab the rod and starting to carefully tug and release and repeat, he found it just a bit harder the second time? Third time. What was this thing? Ugh c'mon come up. Yanking the rod and reel to finally make whatever it was breach the surface, Orion was immediately stumped by not just a Remoraid coming upwards but… a Slakoth in tow? Arceus what? The irritated fish and sloth hit the bridge and seemed to shift around a bit before getting reacquainted with the land. Orion stood there for a few seconds trying to process this. He knew Slakoth were swarming but???? What the fuck??? In the water???
Anyways. Fishing out a Pokeball (get it, fishing? Hah), Orion tossed out a Totodile. The Remoraid was already swirling, forming a Lock On to do some heavy damage. The Slakoth in tow yawned, vaguely affecting everyone involved. The Remoraid swayed a little less. The Totodile blinked a little harder than usual, and even Orion fought back a residual yawn. Ok, ok no Focus here. "Screech then Dragon Dance," Orion ordered. The Totodile was quick to release an ear-splitting screech, causing the Remroaid to grimace and the Slakoth to blink slowly???
The Remoraid shook her head and then released a Hydro Pump in response. The now bouncy Dragon Dancing Totodile, however, was quick to avoid the rush of water. Hah! Can't get him! Orion smirked a bit and went on. "Another Screech then Slash," he commanded. The Totodile once more released an ear-splitting scream that had the Remoraid grimacing and the Slakoth blinking slowly. Rushing forward with fierce claws, the Totodile tore into the Remroaid, sending her crashing back into the ocean. The Slakoth was all that was left, and for as intrigued as he was, Orion was willing to run with it. "Slash again," he ordered. The Totodile was quick to cut into the Slakoth only for the latter to retaliate with a Counter. The Totodile yelped in pain and looked very drowsy at the moment. A small 'tch' sound escaped from Orion as he made the executive decision to toss a Pokeball at the Slakoth for now.
Post by Orion Alim-Verdi on Feb 23, 2018 20:04:13 GMT -8
As the Pokeball dinged in capture, the Totodile yawned and slowly lulled to sleep. Orion snorted softly. Fishing up his Pokeball for now, he returned him and stretched slowly. Well, that wasn't a bad catch even if it was kind of strange, heh. Checking his reel and line, he found it surprisingly still intact, and after a quick hook check and reapplication of bait, he was sitting back again with renewed interest- or not given how half of this was just spacing out anyways.
For a while, it was peaceful again, and thus he'd jolt a little when the line finally started to move once again. Shifting to snag it up, Orion started reeling again- only to… deadpan at seeing yet another Slakoth at the end of his line? What were they doing? Swimming in the ocean? Orion looked from the Slakoth still on his line down to the water below and then back again. R-really? Setting the sloth down again, he leaned over and-
Oh what the fuck??? What was- was that a colony of Jellicent and Frillish swimming up out of the water and looking particularly pissed? Orion squinted as they squinted at him. O…. ok. A hand reached to the Pokeball, and the Totodile was released once more. "Wake up!" was the sharp order that had the Totodile jolting awake again. "Screech and start using Drgaon Dance," he ordered already fishing out more Pokeballs. A Sealeo was released. A Sealeo came bursting forward with the order to Swagger and confuse as many as possible followed by a Rollout. Finally, two smaller members, a pair of Poliwag, were released and ordered to use Belly Drum and then Slap in any capacity they so chose. With the appearance of so many Pokemon, the Slakoth too seemed to get involved rounding out this battle to 8 Pokemon. Arceus.
The numerous Screeches did quite a bit right before the Totodile was ordered to Crunch two of them. Their weakened defenses and Type disadvantage got them decimated before they could do more than a Bubble Beam's worth of damage on the Totodile. Meanwhile, the Sealeo was confusing just as many Frillish only to roll over them with a hard and fast Rollout. They tried in vain to use several different attacks including Hex and Bubble Beam, but it was not enough to stop the massive sphere from going over them repeatedly. It would take longer, but they would certainly get there. The first Poliwag used a Belly Drum only to actively release it wouldn't do too much good in touching these jellyfish Pokemon. Thus, she focused on the Slakoth instead, taking him out as quickly as possible. The other was quick to Mud Bomb and lower the accuracy of the Frillish in the meantime. It was certainly a mess, but for all he was, Orion seemed reasonably good at orchestrating his Pokemon when absolutely necessary.
Here and there, his Pokemon helped each other out, defeating the massive hordes that were threatening. Orion finally fished out a Pokeball and tossed it at two of the Frillish and two of the Jellicent. He considered catching Slakoth but had no immediate use for it so- ehhh.
2 points Totodile 2 points Sealeo 2 points for Poliwag 2 points for Poliwag
Post by Orion Alim-Verdi on Feb 24, 2018 6:45:15 GMT -8
As Pokeballs dinged in capture, Orion let out a slow breath. Arceus, that had been a strain, hadn't it? Perhaps it was time to head over to the local Pokemon center and have his team looked at. Thankfully still being in town, he could do that relatively easily. His Totodile and Sealeo were in reasonable condition. They just needed rest, mostly. The two Poliwag that had battled seemed to be worse off and required more rest for now. Returning them 'home' for now, he switched out his team, grabbing a Tirtouga and a Tympole that needed some training along with a couple of others. Thereafter, he waved to the nurse at the station and headed out again still intending to get some fishing done that day. No swarm or horde of Pokemon would keep him from doing what he wanted to do- and he really needed to spend some more time vegetating, he guessed.
Wandering the platforms for a bit, he ended up down by the docks, watching the fishermen bring up various animal-fish as well as the occasional irritated Pokemon. It was kind of fun to watch the occasional Magikarp or Goldeen get thrown back, but some ruckus further down had his attention drawing. O-oh??? A Kingdra had been netted along with a Tentacool, the latter more passive than the prior. A couple of the men were shouting and fighting, trying to keep the fiercer of the two Pokemon at bay. Orion was quick and ready, releasing his Tirtouga and Tympole in unison. The order for Muddy Water would hit both the Kingdra and the Tentacool causing even the latter to join the fray. Welp, that was one way to do it, he guessed.
"Rollout, Round," Orion ordered keeping his Pokemon as focused as he could. The Round would hit the irritated Kingdra, the latter using an Agility to finally free himself from the nets that entangled him. The Tentacool was les lucky, taking a hard and fast Rollout that was enough to squish the gelatinous Pokemon not once but twice. He tried to fight back, Constricting around the Tirtouga, but the rocky Pokemon was rather resistant to such squeezes and was more inclined to keep rolling, squishing over and over again until the creature relented. The Tympole, meanwhile, was sprayed with a Bubble Beam and winced at the move. Another Round, however, would increase the wave's strength over and over again.
Even with his Pokemon less evolved, the way Orion handled them would be the ultimate victory. Fishing out an Ultra Ball, he'd toss it at the Kingdra for now.
Post by Orion Alim-Verdi on Feb 24, 2018 8:23:19 GMT -8
As the Kingdra's Pokeball dinged in capture, Orion smirked a bit. "Nice work, you two," he congratulated- only to hear the steady claps of others around him. Looking back to find numerous fishermen and boatmen all surrounded, Orion was aware of just how big a crowd he had attracted somehow. Perhaps it was more the Kingdra than him? (Hopefully?) That seemed to be what they were congratulating him for, at least. He smiled, gave a small bow of head, and pat his Pokemon again before returning them. Perhaps it was better to get off the dock side for now, heh.
He wandered for a little longer before finally settling once again on the same platform but away from the incoming ships. Tossing down his rod and reel again, he sat down and watched the water as it moved. It was… very nice, truly. He was semi-vegetating again by the time he realized his reel was whirling, and after some quick action, Orion got up and started to pull in. What came up on the line were two fish Pokemon, one he already had and the other- the very one he had been looking for.
Smirking, Orion released his Tirtouga and Tympole again. "Mud Shot," would blind and frustrate the Finneon a bit, but the Relicanth and the Tirtouga seemed to be at a standstill. Finally an Aqua Jet was issued, and even the Harden that intercepted it was not quite enough to negate the attack. Orion was quick to order an Ancient Power that smashed into the Relicanth and sent it crashing back into the ocean. The Finneon, however, was handled with just a little more care. "Round," came the order, and the noise hit the Finneon rather hard. He retaliated, using a U-turn that almost sent him flying back into the ocean himself if Orion hadn't tossed a ball at the last minute. C'mon catch, catch. Don't flee now.
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