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Post by Alek Malone on Jun 16, 2018 7:24:21 GMT -8
Alek hadn't ever been to Pahala, really. But he'd caught wind that it made for an amazing photo opportunity, so the photographer found some time to clear his schedule and just...explore. It was a rather interesting layout, as far as cities went, and he managed to get some good snaps of the city-scape.
He made his way to a more...industrial looking area as he explored, taking pictures as he went. If no one bought them, they'd still look pretty good for his portfolio. The buildings grew closer together as he walked, and he looked around the area, taking pictures of the landscape as needed.
Finding a rather interesting, abandoned looking building, he made his way inside, despite the fact that exploring an old factory may not be a good idea. He wasn't going to touch anything, but usually where there was an abandoned building, there was a Pokemon or two to be found, and people loved pictures of Pokemon. And besides, he was always looking to catch more, too...
Post by Alek Malone on Jun 19, 2018 6:46:30 GMT -8
The lighting was dim despite it being broad daylight, but that was to be expected with abandoned buildings and such. Most didn't sneak into buildings in broad daylight, but Alek had a purpose, and night-time would mess up his lighting. Besides, he'd had one too many bad experiences with the flash going off when it wasn't supposed to.
His blue eyes darted to a corner,where he saw a Bisharp standing near some old machinery, and the blond reached for the camera around his neck, and instantly snapped a few good pictures. Those would likely sell nicely. And then...he got an idea. A Bisharp could be a good addition to his team, at least for any future battle rounds.
His right hand grabbed the Pokeball from his belt and called out the Shiny Ampharos. "Let's do this, Dutchess," he whispered with a nod as the Ampharos looked back at him. "Fire Punch."
The Bisharp didn't even see her coming, as Duchess rushed in and a flaming fist hit the Bisharp right under the chin, staggering it. But it recovered quickly, Slashing across the Ampharos's midsection.
"Ion Deluge, then another Fire Punch." Little sparks filled the air before Duchess stepped forward and hit it with a Fire Punch again, and again, the Bisharp responded with a slash, but this time, its claws were electrically charged, and it barely affected the electric type, who responded with a Thunderbolt that took the big Steel type down.
With a smirk, the photographer tossed an Ultra ball.
Post by Alek Malone on Jun 21, 2018 14:13:31 GMT -8
That was easy enough, Alek thought as he fetched his newly captured Pokemon and continued onward through the building, camera again at the ready as he stepped forward. Suddenly, he lost his footing somehow, and he tripped and fell face first, though not hurting anything too badly. The blond let out a grunt as the sound of his body impacting on the factory floor caused the dull thud to echo. Crawling to his feet, he staggered back as he found himself face to face with a Muk. Though a different variety than what he was used to, it was unmistakable. He raised his camera to take a picture, and as soon as it snapped, several Grimer came out of what seemed like everywhere.
And...none of them looked too happy, either. Taking a few more steps back, Duchess stepped forward to defend her trainer from the....five Grimer, and a Muk. Why they banded together like this, he didn't know, but this wasn't his field of study. First and foremost, Alek had his priorities so he had to snap a quick picture of the group. Then, he sent out Athena, the feisty blue Torchic to aid the Ampharos in battle. Sure, she was small, but her spirit was strong.
"Duchess, Take the Muk with a Thunderbolt, Athena, Flame Burst one of the Grimer!" he instructed, the two Pokemon's attacks working in perfect unison as the electric attack and the burst of flame hit the Grimer dead center, and then struck the Muk and another nearby Grimer as well. Perfect.
"Duchess, Follow up with a Thunder Punch, and Athena, use Flame Burst on a different Grimer," he said, his adrenaline rushing as the two Pokemon obeyed, and the Flame Burst hit another Grimer, then as collateral hit the one she'd targeted before, and a different one. The Pokemon closed in, and Duchess unleashed a Fire Punch, as Athena finished off the two Grimer with a Flame Burst. Seeing two of their pals plus the Muk go down, the other three Grimer decided to retreat into the factory somewhere.
With a shrug, Alek tossed a ball at each of the fallen Pokemon.
Post by Alek Malone on Jun 30, 2018 15:03:30 GMT -8
Alek collected the captured Pokemon; one of the Grimer would make a fine addition to his team, and as for the other two, he shouldn't have any trouble finding someone who'd take good care of them. He was already amassing a good collection of Pokemon; before long he'd just about be prepared for anything, and when it came to performing, he'd have a deep repertoire to choose from, considering he put the right amount of work into it.
Calling Duchess back into her ball, he decided to let Athena stretch her legs a bit and have a little of the action to herself, should they see anything else. The blue Torchic surely didn't look very intimidating, but she sure had spirit.
Just as they'd turned a corner, he saw a Magnemite hovering idly. Leveling his camera, he snapped a picture of the resting Pokemon. "Maybe we should let this one--"
But Alek didn't have time to finish his sentence, as Athena opened her little beak and released an Ember attack that hit the Magnemite dead center.
"Or not, let's do this your way," he sighed as the Torchic followed up with a Flame burst that lit up the dimly lit factory even more. However, a loud shriek, like nails on a chalkboard came from the steel and electric type, and and it followed up with an Electroball as the Torchic found herself reeling from the sound. Shaking herself off, she regained her stance, then struck with another Ember, taking the Magnemite down. With a somewhat exasperated sigh, he tossed a Pokeball at the Magnemite.
"Nice job, Athena, but you're a bit overzealous, aren't ya?" he chuckled as the Torchic strutted proudly. "Whatever you say..." He shook his head, smiling as he motioned the Torchic to continue, and they made their way even deeper into the factory, where the light started to dim just a little.
Okay, so this little photo-adventure was turning into an impromptu Pokemon catching spree on the side, and Alek had to admit he was okay with that. More Pokemon meant more combinations for future performances. Besides...there were so many species, each with their own abilities and potential. Especially when you factor in the personalities were as diverse as humans...
As he kept walking, he had a thought, and he called the feisty little Torchic back to her Pokeball before sending out Haelga. He and the Rhyhorn hadn't really had much bonding time, and they certainly hadn't gotten off on the right foot. But...aside from her episode around bright lights...she seemed pretty relaxed. The two walked together, and he actually found Haelga's laid back demeanor quite refreshing. That is, until a bright light filled the room, and focused right in on Haelga. The Rhyhorn's body seemed to absorb it, and it didn't take long for Alek to realize it was a Thundershock, and the Elekid who delivered it wasn't nearly that welcoming.
Actually, it seemed like the Pokemon here really weren't keen on people just dropping by. The Rhyhorn turned to face the Elekid, and then charged, attacking furiously with a Fury Attack. The little Electric type responded with a Swift, but it didn't appear to do much damage at all to Haelga; in fact, it only seemed to make her madder.
"Haelga. I need you to calm down, girl. Easy. Use Megahorn."
She was still learning to trust Alek, but the bright lights were over, and the annoying little Elebrat wasn't doing much of anything to her. So...maybe she'd listen to her trainer. But the second she started losing...
Obeying, she landed a Megahorn square on its mark, only for it to recover and give her a Low Kick for her trouble. Now that actually hurt...Her bellow of pain--but mostly of rage--echoed throughout the old factory.
"Horn Attack!" Closing the last little bit of distance, Haelga's horn connected seamlessly, knocking the little Pokemon halfway across the room. Pulling a Pokeball off of his belt, he tossed it at the fallen Elekid.
Post by Alek Malone on Aug 11, 2018 6:17:42 GMT -8
"Okay, that's enough for one day..." Alek muttered to himself as he pocketed the Elekid's Pokeball and started to make his way out of the factory. He began walking, taking the path that looked familiar to him; thankfully it wasn't dark, so the dim lighting didn't mess with his direction too much. Or at least, he didn't think so, anyway.
However, as he looked around at all the abandoned machinery he realized, he wasn't sure where the hell he was, and after that...he realized he wasn't too far from a Klang. It didn't seem to notice him yet, but he quickly recalled Haelga before turning and briskly walking the other direction. Finally, he saw the door, and eased his way out.
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