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Post by Skylar Tenebrose on Apr 11, 2018 18:40:44 GMT -8
It was very very late, 3 am to be exact but that didn't stop Skye's insomnia from kicking in and keeping him up. Of course being so late no one was going to awake at this hour but he still found himself going to Liggs and entering the Festival on his own. It was like a ghost town, booths were still up, but there weren't any people stationed at them. It was eerily quiet but Skye found it to be rather calming, how could one worry about the emptiness of the area when there was a sky full of millions of stars just above? Skye perched himself on a bench, sitting on top of the back piece of the bench while his feet were firmly planted on the seat. He pulled off his mask to get a better look at the sea of starlight, everyone seem to be having a good time at the festival, him included but it seems that many miss the point of the star festival. It was for the stars, the comet that would pass across the across the sky at some point.
Something that Skye noticed was how clearer the stars and the moon seemed, moonlight was especially so much more brighter than it ever had been. The air was perfectly crisp too, without so many bodies in one area the air was much more cooler and just...sometimes he hated being unable to sleep but view like this one were well worth not sleeping on. Eventually after some time passed Skye got up from the bench to roam around the empty roads that were being used for the Fesitval, who knows, perhaps he would run into something interest?
Post by Skylar Tenebrose on Apr 12, 2018 8:45:33 GMT -8
As Skye walked along the main path where all the best stalls were place, he saw a group of pokemon in the distance. It was dark and his vision wasn't so great to begin with. Skye treaded carefully until clouds rolled by and revealed the moonlight, it casted down on the pokemon and Skye could see them clearly. It was a group of kitties! Er Meowstics, he really needs to stop hanging around Kris when she goes full cat lady mode. Speaking of which, she would be so jealous right now if she knew. As Skye approached the group he could make them out better, 2 male Meowstics and 1 female. There was an espurr there too, it must've been the youngest of the group since it hadn't evolved yet.
The Meowstics finally noticed him and were ready to jet but they stopped, of the male Meowstics began to approach him. Slowly he made his way to the interesting looking human, Skye knelt down and held a hand out to the bluefurred pokemon. When the Meowstic was just in reach , he sniffed the human's hand. Hey! He smelled like them! The other kitty pokemon wandered over to Skye, they circled him sniffed him all over. Yes! The human smelled like them! He was a friend? Friend! Friend! Friend! Skye couldn't understand them but the pokemon seemed delighted. He wondered as the first male grabbed his hand and put it to its facenfor pets. Oh! Maybe they were smelling Psyche? That would make the most sense! Skye pulled out her ball, the one she always hated to be in and tossed it to summon her.
Psyche looked around all confused and turned around to see a bunch of Meowstics and an Espurr surrounding Skye. The looked back at her, Friend! There she is! The friend that they smelled. Psyche carefully approached the group, when she was certain they meant no hard she purred happily. Wow! Look at these friends! One of them made themselves a spot on Skye's lap as he actually sat on the ground. The male Meowstic approached Psyche first, they sniffed each other and then nuzzled. Aww that was cute, they looked like the cutest little couple in all of Veria. And now Skye found himself with a bunch of Kitties in his lap, pets and scritches for all. Hmm, he wondered if he should just leave them here like this? They might hurt themselves and ruin some of the stalls in the process. Ah! Maybe he should catch them? He knew Kris loved Espurrs and Meowstics. If he didn't keep all of them, she could.
"Alright you guys, I can't exactly let you stay here. You might get hurt. How about I battle one of you. If I win, I catch yall if you win you can leave. Sounds fair right?"
The kitties looked up at Skye. Battle friend? Sure! They like the friend, they will do this. The group got off of Skye and he got up as well, he dusted the dirt off his jeans and Psyche was immediately at his side. Okay time to do this. It looks like the group chose Psyche's little friend. Psyche looked up at Skye, worriedly.
"Don't worry, you can go easy on him." Psyche nodded and got into a battle pose. One she was trained to do when she used to perform
"Psyche, lets start off with lightscreen."
The Meowstic nodded, Psyche twirled around, arms out and front. They glowed a light pink and created the a near invisble screen. The male Meowstic decided to go on the offensive, using Psychic on Psyche.
"Psyche use Psychic as well."
Now both Meowstics were glowing light blue, there was a sign of a struggle a force that was pushing back and forth. Eventually the forces cancelled eachother out and caused both pokemon to be knocked back. Both stood up and continued to use Psychic, and having both moves knock them back. At least on Psyche's end she had the screen protecting her. Skye waited quietly for the right moment. He saw it in the form of the tired down Meowstic hesitating for a moments notice.
"Psyche! Move out of the way, get lose in and use Sucker punch."
Psyche nodded and pirouetted out of the way of the psychic attack. Once she was at the Male Meowstic's side, she then came in and socked the blue kitty right in the face. Skye could see the cheering kitties stopping as the Meowstic was knocked down and was not getting back up. A direct hit that was a type advantage should do the trick. Even though they lost, there was no hard feelings. All the kitties clamored up to Skye very happily as he checked on the Psyche's friend.
"Okay, here we go. Time to go little guys."
Skye pulled out some pokeballs and attempted to catch each of the pokemon there.
Psyche used lightscreen! Meowstic [M] used Psychic! Psyche used Psychic! Meowstic [M] used Psychic! Psychic avoided the attack! Psyche used Sucker Punch!
Skye attempts to catch x3 Meowstics and x1 Espurr.
Post by Skylar Tenebrose on Apr 13, 2018 16:29:51 GMT -8
Back onto the main road Skye followed it and made a turn at the four way intersection, it was nice to see how the set up looked without so many people in the way. Most the time, a single indivdual wouldn't even see the entirety of the Festival. It was like going to an art museum with the intent to see everything the place had on display, it just wasn't going to happen. It didn't take long to find himself at the food stall section, it looked like the path lead to the food area, how thoughtful. While there he noticed something rustling near the trash can, curious Skye pulled out a flashlight and shined it onto the trash can. Immediately a Clefable shot out of the trash can, startled by the light. Skye was then startled and backed away but he was already in the pokemon's crosshairs. It was very angry that was it caught and charged at Skye.
"Oh sh-" Skye started running just to give him the distance from the angry puff of pinkness. He reached into bag and tossed out a ball, out came his Spritzee Auxiliadora. She ruffled her pink feathers and saw the Clefable stop in its path as Skye also skidded into a halt. "I might've gotten myself into a jam..." The Spritzee looked increduously before glaring back at the Clefable who was getting defensive now. The Clefable pointed its hands up and started waving them back and forth.
"Uh oh...that's not good." The Spritzee looked back at Skye. "Auxi use Calm Mind, and fast. I have no idea what is coming."
The Spritzee nodded and used Calm Mind, the fingers were moving a bit faster now.
"Okay, now use Misty Terrain." Spritzee tossed down Misty Terrain, an aura of pink enshourded the area. The Clefables fingers turned white, then the Clefable charged at Spritzee, its hand lit ablaze. Oh crap! It was using fire punch. Spritzee tried to get away but damn this Clefable was fast. It landed the punch square on Auxi, who fell back onto the ground really hard.
"Auxi! You okay?" Before she could answer, the Clefable was on the attack again. This time using disarming voice on Spritzee. "Auxi, quick Psychic!" Spritzee relased a Psychic attack on the Clefable, her eyes turned blue and unleased the force to meet the sound wave attack that the Clefable produced. Skye sighed with relief, he watched the Clefable use Metronome again.
"Okay, Auxi take to the skies and use Moonblast."
The Spritzee nodded, getting herself together and flying up into the air. The metronome was almost complete, Skye signaled Auxi and began to charge the beam. When the Clefables fingers turned white, Auxi released the blast down upon the Clefable and interuppted its attack.
"Alright now finish it off with one more moonblast."
Auxi charged up one final beam and released it onto the Clefable that just got back up. Another direct hit and the Clefable was down. Auxi landed on Skye's shoulder.
"Good work, now lets get out of here." And they ran off.
Auxi used Calm mind! Auxi used Misty Terrain! Clefable used Metronome! Clefable used Fire Punch! Clefable used Disarming voice! Auxi used Psychic! Auxi used Moonblast! Clefable used Metronome! But it failed! Auxi used Moonblast! Clefable has fainted!
Post by Skylar Tenebrose on Apr 18, 2018 10:21:37 GMT -8
Skylar had to stop and take breath since he had to run for his life to distance himself from the Clefable. He leaned against the fencing and just quietly trying to even his breathing, he sighs as a cool breeze rolls in and wisps past him. For a moment all seemed to be at peace, it was silent minus the occasional chirps of wild pokemon long ways away from him. He closed his eyes for a moment, he could fall asleep right now. So he did, he slid down on to the ground and immediately slipped into darkness.
When he awoke it was still dark out, he probably only slept for like a few minutes or even an hour if he was lucky. He blinked and groggily scratched his chest, he then went to place a hand into his lap. His fingers brushed against something that wasn’t his actual lap. What the hell? Come to think of it, his lap did feel surprisingly warm. He blinked and looked down to find his lap covered in wild pokemon, a Munna and a Whismur. He sighed, well now he can’t get up. If he did, they’d wake up and if he recalled Whismur were very screamy when provoked.
He looked at Munna to find that it was awake and looking up at him curiously, Skye tilted his head. How interesting, Munna was a psychic type if he wasn’t mistaken. Psychic pokemon simply knew things that other people and other pokemon types simply did not. Even Psyche, she seemed to know when he was in serious trouble. Skye hesitantly raised a hand and slowly he gently pet the small pinkish looking pokemon.
The pokemon seem to enjoy the interaction, so Skye continued to pet it and it started to purr underneath his hand. This was nice, really nice actually. Then the Whismur began to stir due to the sounds the Munna was making. Uh oh, this was not good.
The Whismur, grumpy from being awoken released a high pitch scream. Skye immediately covered his ears and the Munna, looking annoyed yawned at the Whismur. It yawned and before he knew it the pokemon was fast asleep once again. The Munna snuggled close and looked up at Skye once again, psychic pokemon were so interesting.
“Did you want to come along? I have to get up soon.”
The pokemon continued to look at Skye as if it was studying him before nodding. He looked at the sleeping Whismur, he probably should catch that too if he tried to move again it would wake up and scream again. He noticed right in his lap was a green looking egg, what was this? He picked it up and copped it. He placed it into his bag and then pulled out two pokeballs in an attempt to catch them both.
Battle breakdown! Whismur used Howl! Munna used Sleep! Whismur is fast asleep!
Post by Skylar Tenebrose on Apr 22, 2018 10:55:44 GMT -8
Once Skylar was able to get up, he stretched for a bit before wandering back to the main area of the stalls. He was debating where else to go when he saw flashing lights down one end of an aisle, he raised a brow. Now what could that be? Skye decided to go investigate it as it didn't give off any strange vibes as anything concerning lights would do. He walked into a small area with stairs that lead down to a resting area, there he saw the source of the lights. Seven strange looking pokemon were congregated at the center most of the area, they were wandering around and making strange noises, it sounded like they were all communicating with one another and looking for something. For a moment they stopped floating around and stared right at Skye. He flinched, shocked at how quickly they noticed him there and before he could even turn one teleported behind him and stopped him in his path.
He was then surrounded by them. Oh what a strange little human! There's something extraordinary about this one! But what? The pokemon suddenly went in at Skye.The little alien looking pokemon began to grab at Skye and pull at him, trying to figure out what was going on with him. They grabbed his pigtails and yanked them swiftly.
"Ow! Cut it out! Let me go!" He attempted to swat them away but they kept coming in full force. They pulled harder and grabbed the snaps on his mask. They pulled them off with ease and got a hold of his mask. Oh look! This human is injured, in his mind they could see something. Now the pokemon swarm him and try to hold him in place. There was a brief struggle but 7 pokemon with Psychic abilities versus one person wasn't much of a fair fight. His body was pinned down in place by a greenish energy that the pokemon were emitting.
"Hey! Give that back!" Skye struggled against the energy that was holding him in place to no avail. One of the Beheeyem touches Skye's temple with a finger and lights glow. Skye could feel the creature in his head alongside the normal stuff he was used to having in there. Now they were all up in his face making weird sounds and poking his face and body. After digging inside the human's head they could see he has exhibited some sort of ability that was on a scale of their own. They wanted to study the human, out of curiosity of course. Skye tries to reach for his mask but it is floated further away from him away, they need somewhere more private to take a closer look at the injured human. Collectively as a unit they had all used Psychic and slowly lifted Skye off of the ground, when Skye felt his limbs freed he grabbed three pokeballs at random and tossed them onto the floor as he was being floated away.
Out appeared Spectre the Gastly, Artemis the Dartrix, and Pinkie Diamandis the Clefairy. The pokemon watched as their human friend and trainer being carried off by some strange looking creatures. “Uhhh uhm, Artemis use Confuse ray quick!” The Dartrix flew over the group of pokemon, his eye glowed red and from its beak released orbs of light that orbited the alien looking pokemon and flashed intensely causing the 7 pokemon mass confusion and dropping Skye and his prosthetic onto the ground. The young picked up his mask and placed it back onto his face and managed to get behind his pokemon.
“While they’re all confused, Spec and Arty use a double sucker punch and Pinkie use Metronome.”
All three pokemon charged at the group of Elgyem and Beheeyem who were rubbing the flashing lights from their eyes. Spectre and Artemis went for two of the three Beheeyems, the Gastly formed a fist with her gas like form and knocked one square in the face while Artemis swooped down and rammed into the other. Both maneuver out of the way as Pinkie waved his arms back and forth in repeated fashion, when the move was complete his fingers glowed and the Clefairy was able to use a completely different move from random.
Petals materialized from nowhere and surrounded the Clefairy, faster faster faster they spun around the pink pokemon until it reached a fever pitch and shot out at the group of psychic pokemon. A flurry of petals outright smacked into three of the four Elgyems, one managed to get away and now the Psychic pokemon were scrambling to retaliate. With more than half the group reeling from sneaky attacks they could not attack as unit, the two remaining pokemon fled from the scene avoiding a possibly unwinnable battle from their end.
Skye sighed with relief once the battle was over, it might be a bad idea but the little alien looking creatures were interesting enough. He pulled out two pokeballs to catch one of the Elgyems and one of the Beheeyems. He looked up at his pokemon who looked happy to see him, they all converged and nuzzled their trainer. He gave all of them the pets they deserved. “Thanks you guys.”
Pinkie (Clefairy) Vs. 3 Elgyems = 3 pts Artemis (Dartrix) Vs 1 Beheyeem = 1 pts Spectre (Gastly Vs 1 Beheyeem = 1 pts
Post by Skylar Tenebrose on Apr 29, 2018 16:57:08 GMT -8
Okay maybe it was time for him to get back home and try and attempt to fall asleep since he technically was able to pass out earlier, he's had enough adventures for one day. Almost being carried away by a group of pokemon did it for the blue haired young man. Skylar recalled his pokemon and dusted himself off once more, he headed towards the entrance of the fairgrounds. Those weird alien looking pokemon carried him off pretty far from the main area so he would have to do some trekking back. It wasn't exactly dense forest brush it was looking to be that way had he allowed the pokemon to carry him off. He could see a part of the area a ways a way but that was due the bright colors of the stall and nothing else. His night vision was pretty decent in his left eye but too much distance made it difficult to make things out where binocular vision is required.
As he was halfway out of the brush he could hear something on his right, he turns his head so that his left eye could scan the area and saw some bushes moving oddly. He quietly crept over to the bushes and gently pushed the green hedges back to see a Kirlia playing with a rather scared Buneary. The pokemon was floating in the air thrashed around trying to get back onto the ground, the Kirlia seemed to be enjoying playing with the creature though they might not have realized that the buneary wasn't having as much fun as they were. Skye should probably try and help the little pokemon despite his last few encounters.
"Hey, put the bunny down." he said as he moved out from behind the brush and out in the open where the pokemon were. The Kirlia was startled and dropped the Buneary who fled into the thicket of the forest. The psychic pokemon was disgruntled, they made an annoyed looking face at Skye. Great now the fun was ruined. Skye already had a pokeball out because he just knew that either the pokemon was going to try and challenge him or turn him into a plaything. Why was it always the psychic poke that kept turning him in some kind of toy to play with? They were almost as bad as ghost pokemon that tried to make him look scarier than he actually was.
As the Kirlia was making a step towards him, Skye immediately released his Zweilous, Teeth. The Kirlia immediately stopped in their tracks, what a strange looking creature. There are not one but two heads? Teeth 1 looked at Teeth 2 and snapped at it and causing a but of a squabble between the two of them, how curious. Skylar got his pokemon's attention and allowed them to focus, so that's how it was going to be?
"Teeth warm up with a work up." Skye didn't like to hurt pokemon so he was hoping to end this as quickly as possible. He was aware that Kirlia dual typing was going to hurt him a bit being that Teeth was a dragon type but not solely so. She was also a dual type and was hoping to prey on that sencondary type advantage and take care of the pokemon with a least a another hit.
The Kirlia danced around like a ballerina on stage, she gracefully made her way to Teeth and pecked Teeth 1 on the forhead. Yellow enegy began to leave Teeth on to the Kirlia and her body began to glow while Skye could see that Teeth was looking a little fatigued. Uh oh that looked like draining kiss which was a fairy type move. The Kirlia quickly distanced herself from the two headed dragon pokemon as Teeth swung her tail at the pokemon, a psychic fairy type was dangerous. She knew what to use against Teeth and had the power to make it hurt while healing herself.
"Teeth us Dark Pulse before she gets too far." The dragon pokemon began to charge up energy and released it in the form of dark umbral like energy. As the Kirlia turned she realized she couldn't out run the pulse and was caught really good with it, getting knocked down to the ground. "One more time Teeth." Teeth released another pulse of dark energy and caught the Kirlia again, this time the psychic pokemon was down and not getting back up anytime soon.
Skylar pulled out a ball from his bag and tossed it at the pokemon, she was a very pretty pokemon and would be nice to have on the team. He knew they were like empathetic pokemon so might be helpful for him somehow.
"Good work Teeth." The pokemon didn't respond, Skye raised a brow and walked over to see one head chewing on something while the other was trying to grab it. "Hey! No! Don't eat that. Give it here." He held out an open hand and tapped his foot waiting for the pokemon to spit out whatever it was eating. Eventually after much whining, the two headed pokemon coughed up an egg, he kept seeing these everywhere he still wasn't sure what these were. They might belong to the festival and pokemon kept snatching them up. He decided to hold onto it, placing it into his bag after drying it off.
Teeth used Work up! Kirlia used Draining Kiss! It was super effective! Teeth used Dark Pulsex2! It was double super effective!
Skye used a pokeball on Kirlia! Skye collects minty egg!
Post by Skylar Tenebrose on May 1, 2018 5:47:25 GMT -8
Okay okay, no more distractions. It was time to go home before he blacked out again, out the brush and into the fairgrounds Skye was homefree. He was just at the entrance gate when he heard a little wailing sound, it sounded like a baby was crying. Oh no, he hoped it wasnt another pokemon bullying a smaller pokemon. Skye sighed, his curiousity and his better judgement got the better of him and he started looking around. Eventually he found the location of the noise, behind one of the booths and underneath the counter was a lone igglybuff. He was still coveres in eggshell, oh he's a new hatchling. The small round ball of pink looked up at Skye, tears flooded the beady eyes of the igglybugg and he tried to back away. He was scared.
"Hey shhh...it's okay I'm not going to hurt you alright?"
Skylar slipped his bag off his back and pulled out a container of pokefood. He dropped a few into his hand and held it out to the frightened pokemon. The Igglybuff flinched at first but then....that smell. He carefully approached the hand, reaching out ever so slowly to grab one of the food pieces. Once the food was secured it went back under the counter and nibbled curiously before gobbling down the whole food.
"See? I'm just trying to help you out. You're all alone out here, aren't you? "
The Igglybuff looked back at Skye, he held out his hand further so that the pokemon could reach better. The smaller creature grabbed the rest of the food and nibbled at those as well. While the pokemon ate. Skye carefully reached out to gently pet the Igglybuff, his hand wasn't all that warm but it was way warmer than the pokemon. It was cold and shivering, Skye pulled put the stray eggshells that was stuck to the pink ball and retracted his hand to pull off his sweater. It was very warm and he wore a long sleeved shirt underneath. He was careful not to startle the pokemon as Skye attempted to pick it up with his warm sweater.
"Hey, look I have a nice warm-"
He didn't need to comvince the Igglybuff, he felt the warmth coming off the sweater and ran right into it. Poor thing, hidls family left him behind. He knew that feeling all too well, he lifted the sweater covered pokemon up to his chest and stood up. He wrapped the little pokemon up and tried to rock it to sleep, he couldn't leave this little guy all by himself. He'd never make it out on his own, ass soon as it went to sleep he'd put it in a ball. Skye heard the balled up sweater yawn and slumped down. It looked like the little guy was asleep, Skye pulled out the ball and attempted to catch it. After this, he made his way back home.
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