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POSTED ON Jul 15, 2020 21:10:41 GMT
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This was it, the Pokemon League. Making the way to Ever Grande City alone was a bit of a trek, but she enjoyed the hike. It almost felt like the beginning of the next step in her journey, a chance to truly prove herself to the world. Many people had plenty of gym badges, but the chance to fight and potentially even beat the Elite Four wasn't something that just about anyone could say.

She let out a nervous sigh as she slowly walked up to the building. This wasn't like battling a gym leader. Gym Leaders helped educate people, taught them how to be stronger battlers or to think outside the box, and become better. The Elite Four were the strongest there was in the entire region. This was to be an actual fight, she could feel it.

Letting out a breath she didn't know she was holding, Ruby attempted to calm her mind and her nerves before slowly pushing into the building and looking around. Surely it couldn't be too hard to find where to challenge them, right? But then again, how many trainers actually got this far? Walking up to someone who looked oddly familiar, Ruby spoke. "Excuse me, do you know where I can find a Mr. Kyle Lopez?"

Notes: Yes, she just walked up to him. Asking if he knew where to find himself.

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POSTED ON Jul 17, 2020 16:13:16 GMT
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a gray shirt with a poochyena print, shorts and sandals, summer heat has forced the elite four to wear something too casual. anyone that knows him could argue that he'd always find an excuse not to wear anything less comfortable, however.

on the way to where his room was, he happens upon a seemingly lost person in the building. spotting her approach him with the corner of his eye, he stops his tracks to allow her to ask her question. he raises a brow in surprise before mellowing his expression from stoic to a mild smile.

"if you follow the corridor there and take a turn--" his hand gestures for the directions, until he pauses and sheepishly scratches the back of his head. "you know what, i'll just show you."

showing her the way was easier, more straightforward and less of a hassle than verbally relaying everything anyways.

kyle eventually leads him to a large, unlit room, opening the double doors with both of his hands. it reveals a seemingly plain arena with a dirt patch in the middle and two platforms for each trainer. an area for spectator was overhead, covered in glass, but no one appears to be an audience.

"what'cha need him for?" he asks casually.



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POSTED ON Jul 19, 2020 13:58:20 GMT
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A soft smile spread across her face as the man attempted to give her directions, only to stop and decide to lead her there himself. Her eyes briefly glanced over his features, a bit curious. Was he another League employee of some kind? Regardless, she followed behind him with a cautious walk.

In the large room, Ruby's eyes narrowed a bit as she looked around. A strange, simple arena within the building itself. Was this where she was going to be battling Kyle? Or was there somewhere else in mind, and this was simply a training room? Regardless, Ruby was mostly wondering why it was unlit.

As he spoke, Ruby was quick to pull out both her badge case and her league card from her backpack, revealing the 6 badges she had as well as her general identification. "Well, I was hoping to speak with him so that I could arrange a battle! I don't exactly know if many people even get the chance to, but with 6 badges I should be able to challenge them! No better test to prove my worth than to fight the region's top trainers, right?"

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POSTED ON Jul 19, 2020 17:37:42 GMT
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kyle takes one glance at her credentials, and then nodding, before he shifts his attention to his phone.

"you can ask the person on the front desk for an appointment next time. the e4 aren't always in the building after all. also gives them less excuse to ditch you once it's penciled in." there was stormy who usually part-times as a ranger, bailey who continues to do police work at slateport and kyle, who still has a library of games to finish.

from his phone, kyle fumbles enough to get to the controls of his own room. a click of the button on the interface and everything lights up all at once. "fuck!" kyle shields his eyes as he waits for them to adjust.

"but since you're already here, how about a match?" he invites with a smile. "you can set the rules too if you want."



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POSTED ON Jul 21, 2020 14:28:44 GMT
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Oh. Whoops. Ruby blushed a bit nervously, awkwardly rubbing the back of her neck as he mentioned speaking to the person at the front desk. Honestly, she should have expected that. Just because some of the gyms were a bit more casual didn't mean that the actual Elite Four were. They likely had lives outside of just accepting challengers, after all.

However, her eyes widen as his phone suddenly activates all the lights. Ruby's quick to cover her own eyes as well for a bit as the room suddenly lights up. Just before she could politely dismiss herself to actually talk to the front desk, he asked her to battle. Almost immediately, Ruby's nerves fell away to a curious confusion.

Just who was this? His phone controlled the lights in the room, but that didn't explain anything else. Obviously he wanted to battle... but he also hadn't even introduced himself. Curious over his identity, Ruby eventually smiled and nodded her head. Far be it for her to turn down a challenge! Maybe the practice couldn't hurt.

"Sure. How does doubles sound? Two on Two?" Ruby simply smiled, reaching down to her waist and grabbing two of her pokeballs as she slowly moved to climb the platform. It felt so... official, almost. Most of the gyms she had competed in just had some area or some open space for battling. An actual arena was certainly quite exciting, almost reminded her a bit of the gyms back home, but even then the trainers still stood just behind the fight.

Ruby sent out Whisper and Bubbles, the two Pokemon standing poised and ready to fight. Bubbles as quiet, serene as ever, while the Hatterene had a confident smirk spreading across her face. Quickly shouting out across the arena, Ruby had an excited smile on her face. "Ready when you are! Just say the word!"

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POSTED ON Jul 22, 2020 20:30:19 GMT
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kyle releases a manectric and a minun on his side of the field as ruby chooses her pokemon. the manectric turns to kyle, but a few motions with his finger eventually gets the electric-type to stay its attention at the field.

he's quite familiar with both pokemon and what they can do, but one can never always tell what exactly each pokemon brings to the table. his phone remains in his hand as he gets on his platform.

"you can take first move," he invites.

"cameras have been set up in this room by the way." kyle points at one that's particularly close to ruby's side of the room. "hope you don't mind them."

it's been the policy to record official matches. kyle doesn't exactly want his face on everything, but he supposed this was better than having a live audience.



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POSTED ON Jul 23, 2020 6:47:44 GMT
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Manectric, Minun, both electric Type Pokemon, not something she immediately had an answer for without a little bit of strategy, but something she was confident she could eventually handle. However, her eyes rested atop the Minun with curiosity. In Doubles, why would one use a Minun and not a Plusle together? Something had to be up, some sort of strategy. She doubted someone working at the Pokemon League would just have absolutely no idea how to battle, that was for sure.

She was just about to command her Pokemon when he mentioned, almost offhandedly, that there were cameras recording this battle. Even more curious. Once again, Ruby's curiosity was piqued as she eyed the man and then to the camera off to the side. Just who was watching? Regardless, Ruby nodded her head as she returned her focus to the battlefield.

Long ago, Ruby had decided that simply calling out moves would give the advantage to the opponent, allowing them to think and counteract whatever she said. Instead, Ruby put her faith into her pokemon and relied on trained statements. "Whisper, Bubbles, prepare for battle!" Immediately, Whisper's eyes narrowed as she let out a deep breath, preparing with Calm Mind. Her mind emptying, readying for battle as psychic energies swirled around the Hatterene.

Bubbles, however, was more tricky with their preparations. Sliding directly behind Whisper as her trainer had planned, she set up her defenses. A Mat Block was quickly formed in front of them, intent to flip upwards the very moment something attempted to damage either of them. With the hope that Whisper's own Magic Bounce would prevent any status moves from affecting her team. She didn't have much in the way of status effects or battlefield control for these two pokemon and had to come up with at least some way to control the flow of battle, rather than be pushed around by those who did instead.

Ruby's hands clenched at her sides, a bit of nerves already forming. She was confident in her pokemon, but that didn't stop Ruby from being anxious. She was in Ever Grande City and her very first battle here would likely be what affected every other challenge. This was just as important.

Notes: Whisper prepared with Calm Mind. Bubbles slid behind Whisper, with the hope Whisper's Magic Bounce controls the flow of combat, and sets up Mat Block, to protect from any damage moves, and will be immediately flipped up to protect the entire team upon attack. Protean changes Bubble's type to Fighting.

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POSTED ON Jul 24, 2020 19:56:28 GMT
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she plays defensive even when given the initiative. kyle smiles at the similarities between their styles and decides to humor it with his own set-up.

"cormag, electric terrain. minun, discharge."

the minun expunges electricity from its body all over the arena. most of it is blocked with the greninja's mat block. it's still bright though and prompts kyle to take out the emergency shades on his platform.

while the airspace is filled with the minun's electricity, the floor gets coated with the manectric's. in a moment, the entire field becomes an electric-type's turf.



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POSTED ON Jul 30, 2020 17:44:43 GMT
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Ruby shielded her eyes as electricity zapped across the entire battlefield, the damaging electricity being thankfully blocked by Bubbles' mat, but the terrain of the arena was still covered with it. It seemed like they were going to be relying on buffing up their electric types attacks. Her eyes narrowed as she examined the two opposing pokemon.

Perhaps it was time to force the battlefield to her favor. She couldn't manipulate the terrain in the same way, but she could force a type advantage, and lessen their own electric type attacks. "Whisper!" She called out, pointing towards. "Show that hound your signature move! Bubbles, follow through!"

Smirking with an almost sadistic look, Whisper chuckled silently to herself as she spun around, tossing a huge cloud of Magic Powder at Cormag the Manectric. While its effects might not be obvious, it would have hopefully changed their typing to Psychic Type!

Following off her ally's movement, Bubble's shadow would spread across the entire battlefield, using the move Shadow Sneak as it quickly attempted to strike Cormag from behind. The Ghost-type attack hopefully being super effective against the now Psychic-type Manectric, while her own ability Protean would change her own type to Ghost.

Notes: Whisper's Magic Powder would change Cormag's typing to Psychic. Bubble's followed through with Shadow Sneak, to hopefully land a super-effective move. Protean changes Bubble's own ability to Ghost Type.

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the manectric takes in the magic powder, and while it does nothing obvious for the pokemon, the electric-type gets too startled with the unknown effects to its body.

the shadow was made apparent with the bright lights from the minun and the terrain. the manectric spots the extension creeping up to him. it moves out of the way, too skittish after the magic powder, and inadvertently knocks the smaller minun aside when it tries to move away from it at all costs.

"cormag, rain dance. minun, discharge."

the voice of his trainer gets the manectric to calm down. it growls before the opposing pokemon. rain clouds form overhead, and the growling of the canine syncs with the rumbles of thunder overhead. droplets of rain soon fall at the battlefield.

from underneath the manectric's legs, the minun picks itself up before releasing another bout of discharge across the arena. electricity travel easily not unlike the earlier electric terrain, with moisture helping conductivity.

kyle swipes water away from his face, flashing an apologetic look at the other contender as he realizes that maybe he should have put countermeasures for weather in his chamber. at least the platform was insulated and grounded.



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POSTED ON Aug 23, 2020 7:48:50 GMT
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Rain Dance? This certainly wasn't good, not good at all. Everything was getting soaked, no doubt a few of their electric type attacks might be harder to avoid, with the ground itself being wet and conducting the electricity. Ruby could care less about the water suddenly in her face, just quickly placing a hand up to attempt to keep her glasses clear so she could keep watching the actual battle, despite the rest of her getting soaked.

With the Discharge shocking the entire battlefield and electrocuting both her pokemon, Ruby knew that she had to even the playing field in some manner. Whisper was slow and took the blast straight to the face, albeit her defenses were pretty solid. Bubbles however certainly seemed to look like they took a stronger hit, however, their movements a bit choppy from the shock.

With this level of battlefield control, things weren't looking good. Especially after Bubble's Shadow Sneak managed to be dodged. Gritting her teeth to steel her resolve, Ruby quickly reached up with her free hand to grab hold of her necklace. "Whisper!" Ruby yelled out to get her pokemon's attention.

"It's time! Show them your strength! Confuse them!" At those words, the Hatterene's smug grin slowly spread into an even wider smirk as she quickly began to mega evolve. Growing larger in size, psychic energy quite literally swirling around her as she silently cried out. Tentacles split, Whisper was certainly attempting to make herself as intimidating as possible as she suddenly struck. Stars would rain down from above from the move Smite, hopefully slamming straight into the Manectric. Even if they were dodged, the residual fairy-type energy would act almost like electricity, firing across the battlefield and hopefully confusing both targets.

"Bubbles! Don't let up, again!" The Greninja certainly tried, just about to send out their shadow before their entire body locked up, struggling to move. Ruby's hand clenched around her necklace some more, silently urging Bubbles to overcome this. They eventually managed to move again, but only after wasting the perfect moment for a follow-up attack.

Notes: Whisper and Bubbles both took the hit, Bubbles is Paralyzed, and Whisper's Calm Mind previously helped its defense. Whisper Mega Evolved, using GMAX Smite, a move that confuses all opponents on the field. Bubbles is fully paralyzed and misses their chance to attack.

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POSTED ON Aug 26, 2020 19:22:13 GMT
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the manectric takes the blow, but by the time the attack dissipates, the electric-type shows its newer form. the mega evolution clears him from confusion as it stands tall before the opposing mega evolved pokemon.

kyle holds the key stone around his wrist, veiled by a wristwatch from plain view, up as it lights up and activates. he raises a brow when she revealed her mega evolution. it was rare for him to get challengers that use it in their fights.

"minun, entrainment. cormag, thunder, hatterene."

the smaller pokemon struggles to keep on her feet. it finds solace on the manectric's legs, using it for stability as it passes on her ability onto the manectric, turning lightning rod into minus.

the manectric starts cackling with energy, having been charged through its lightning rod by the minun twice: once to get through the calm mind, and another to make the move hurt. it draws power from its team mate with minus alongside the electric terrain.

the rain guides the manectric's attack to its target. from the rain clouds formed indoors, a large bolt of electricity strikes from above and towards the hatterene, hitting it with a charged attack.



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