[Spacial Anomaly] Capture Thread - sapahn
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Post #1
Ranger San Sū-kagetsu and Gamma
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As the storm began, Marcus recalled Sylvester so that he wouldn't get swept away. It proved a little more cautious than was necessary, but Marcus was more than confident in Wade's ability to take on whatever Pokemon was coming through that portal. Speaking of said portal, where the others' mons had come out, Marcus's had not, and he was beginning to wonder whether there wasn't a Pokemon in there. Wade stood at the ready, and San was about to suggest they take a look at the portal itself when both saw a flash exit the portal. Gamma didn't have time to shout or even move from where Evan was before the flash was upon Marcus, a blade shimmering in the light...

Marcus would have been sliced were it not for Wade's quick thinking (literally). The Psychic held the Scyther's blade in place, inches from Marcus, and San managed to yell "Move Marcus!" and get him out of the way before Wade released his hold. This adversary was quick, and its blades quicker. Scyther looked in anger at wade, its scythes ready to tear Wade apart for stopping it. Marcus would have to think quickly and carefully for the next moves, as one swipe from the sharp blades would not be pretty.


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Scyther 100%
Was stopped just short of slicing Marcus

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[Image: 55.gif] 80% (Spe-1)
Sapahn’s Wade the Brave Male Golduck
Stopped the Scyther's blade with Psychic


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While Azura independently worked on forcing out the Eldegoss's gale with her sound waves, Xehanort positioned himself behind Sylvester's Substitute to follow suit in support of the attack's launch. Meanwhile, Aran and Tyranitar prepared their own approach from a different angle, namely from above the giant invader's cocoon of wind. With all that was going on around him, it was a wonder how the world felt like it abruptly stood still to Marcus as he watched the arrow of white energy finally spring from Wade's mentally generated bow. Together with the Ice Beam hurled by Taliyah's freshly procured Greninja, it disappeared within the rapidly weakening Hurricane that shielded Eldegoss.

For what seemed like eternity, the strong winds continued to blow around their hidden enemy. The boy's heart skipped a beat and his clenched fists began to tingle as he began to think their attempt to penetrate the Hurricane had failed. That certainly didn't put him in a comfortable position. Wade still needed to recover from the paralysis the previous Stun Spore shower had left him with and the strain of sustaining a physical double for this assault was draining Sylvester's strength with each passing second.

Then almost all at once, the gardens grew silent as the storm finally shrunk to a breeze that left Eldegoss's body and ruffled the leaves of nearby trees as it vanished. The form revealed before the weary trainers was decidedly different from what had first concealed itself in the gust. The behemoth hovered rather crookedly and its heavy breath flowed in labored pants. Marcus couldn't believe what he was seeing, but it was clear: they not only broke the shield, but actually managed to deal a massive blow in the process. However, it appeared the foe was not ready to quit as a dim green glow started to form around it.

Before Marcus could really react to Eldegoss's next move, it was just as soon brought to an end as Tyranitar came crashing down. He had no time to make out what had happened next as another gust erupted from the dandelion-like creature upon impact, fiercely shoving everyone back. Marcus grabbed Wade as the two were sent airborne, hoping their combined weight might be enough to anchor them back to the ground. He quickly snapped Sylvester's Pokeball off of his belt and recalled the royal Pokémon before he could be blown too far away, but almost simultaneously the new storm came to halt regardless, sending the boy and the Golduck tumbling to Earth. Marcus released his grip on Wade and the two rolled apart, himself immediately pushing himself up to his feet to get his eyes back on the target.

He didn't expect to see a vacant cobblestone path where the invader had plummeted to. Well, vacant except for the swirling black hole that now breached the path. He recognized it as a portal similar to what the alien had arrived from. Did that mean it had retreated after Tyranitar's blow? Unbeknownst to the trainer, this was not the exit the Eldegoss had taken, but a new portal entirely, concealing a new opponent and that his allies in this fight were already facing similar foes. He heard a footstep behind him and he turned around to see San begin his approach with a rather concerned look on his face.

The Ranger came to an abrupt halt, however, as fear quickly crept into his expression and he shouted, "Move, Marcus!"

The boy spun on the spot and was met face to face with a silver blade gleaming in the sunlight. Surprised, he rolled to the side and looked up to see the mantis Pokémon, Scyther, held in place by a familiar purple forcefield. The psychic energy faded, releasing the bug- and flying-type Pokémon from its grasp. The attacker took the opportunity to turn and glare daggers sharper than its arms at the source.  Marcus followed the Scyther's gaze toward the Golduck now straightening himself up fluidly, a sure sign that the Lava Cookie earlier had worked and the paralysis was gone.

Marcus instinctually reached for Sylvester's ball once again but stopped himself as he noticed the look of sheer determination and eagerness on Wade's face. Normally he would have relied on the Serperior to give him the time to analyze the opponent first, but he recalled Wade's earlier reaction to his wait and see approach against Eldegoss. The Golduck had broken the Calm Mind his trainer had instructed in favor of a reckless Aqua Jet that could have put him in a severe situation. Maybe it was the adrenaline from battle taking over, but perhaps it was best to allow Wade to let loose.

"Hydro Pump!" he called excitedly, punching a fist into the air. "Show it what you've got!"

A grin burst on the water-type's face. Finally, Marcus wasn't hesitating for once! This Scyther wasn't going to stand a chance. Wade widened his stance to keep himself stable as he held both palms toward the ground. He closed his eyes and grunted with the effort of focusing energy on them as well as his throat. The energy in his throat swiftly took the form of water that pushed with more force than the Golduck could keep in. Meanwhile, two holes burst from the paved path as miniature geysers burst skyward. Opening his eyes, Wade then pointed his palms toward the mantis and the rushing water changed direction toward his foe as he unleashed a third surge from his beak.

The Golduck had little control over the flood. He tried to aim for the Scyther's torso, but just barely managed to direct the attack in the opponent's direction. The gush from his mouth was rushing toward the Scyther's head while the two pulled the ground were on track to gun down its wings. However, the three geysers left a sizeable hole between them. Finally, Wade's knees buckled against the force of the attack, pushing him backward off his feet.
Trainer Stats
National Park: Marcus Fowler, Joseph "Joe" Andersen (Ranger)
Morphic: Wade

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Post #2
Ranger San Sū-kagetsu and Gamma
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San was relieved to see Marcus recover so quickly, as he dodged out from the Scyther's keen blades and call out an attack to Wade. Wade looked immeasurably happy at Marcus calling out such a straightforward attack, San noting that Wade had almost looked hesitant before as it prepared the blasts of water, probably since Marcus had started to reach for Sylvester's Pokeball. Wade took a wide stance as it prepped, but it didn't take long for the blasts of water to burst forth from its beak and around it. Wade had aimed in general directions, but the sight of 3 different geysers did its work in confusing the Scyther. It dodged the first, reveled for far too long a second in it's minor victory, and took the beak's blast directly in the face as it was preparing its counterattack. The third geyser hit a moment later, clanging into the Scyther's right scythe.

The Scyther was quick on its feet, however, as it quickly launched itself forward after recovering from the Hydro Pump. Dutifully maintained wings gave it the speed and propulsion it needed, as it jet towards Wade and launched a flurry of feints and blows. The Feint itself wasn't designed to deal damage; it was Scyther's way of imposing its advantage in speed and dexterity over the opponent, more as an intimidation tactic than anything. The Feint forced Wade to try to protect everything, and with the Hydro Pump already forcing it off it's feet, the Scyther got exactly what it hoped for.

After a few moments, however, the Scyther backed off again, drying off the water from the Pump as it prepared for its next strike. With the first one for intimidation out of the way, next it would cut down Wade's defenses, before going for the throat. Its blades gleamed in the returning sunlight as they prepared to take their next victim.


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[Image: Spr_5b_123_f.png] 56%
Scyther
Used Feint

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[Image: 55.gif] 80% (Spe-1)
Sapahn’s Wade the Brave Male Golduck
Used Hydro Pump


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It was all Marcus could do to follow along. Before Wade could even hit the ground from the recoil, Scyther had already made its way through the barrage of water to continue its assault.  Pokémon and trainer winced in anticipation of the incoming attack. However, as Wade caught himself with his arms, he realized the Bug-type seemed to be narrowly missing its mark intentionally.  The wild swings of blade arms and wings whistled past harmlessly, albeit frightfully.

The flow of the Feint attack over the fallen Golduck appeared seamless until it came to the Scyther's right arm, which followed through its swing noticeably slower and off kilter. Upon a second series of swings, Wade took advantage of the weaker, injured blade to roll past his opponent and regain his footing. At the same time, the Scyther broke the attack and leapt in the opposite direction, fixing its gaze on Wade expectantly, looking for an opening for a real attack.

Marcus grinned as he registered the weaker right armed blows as well. Admittedly, it was a small window, but he'd take any crack in the Scyther's ferocious quick attacks. Now that Wade had a bit of fun with that Hydro Pump attack, and it actually brought this opportunity upon them, Marcus hoped the Golduck would spare a bit of patience and allow them to really capitalize on it.

"Wade, try and stay on that Scyther's right side and get a Rain Dance going before it can strike again," he said. "It's time for a new trick."

Wade hesitated for a second, but almost immediately realized this wasn't Marcus being timid as he usually felt about his trainer.  It was true, this opponent definitely had the advantage in speed and, had that last attack not been purely for scare tactics, it would have done some damage. Marcus's command wasn't to run and hide from the opponent, it was to even the playing field against its strengths. If it was successful, Wade would be able to show off his true power.

The Golduck returned his trainer a firm nod of confirmation and locked his attention on the Scyther's form. The mantis's stance definitely read that it wasn't through attacking yet, but just maybe getting on its weak side would give Wade enough time to summon the storm. He dashed to the Scyther's right and closed his eyes, focusing on the moisture scattered throughout the clear, blue sky. The image of droplets gathering and forming clouds, compounding on each other, grew vivid as the Golduck tried not to let the thought of his opponent disrupt.

Slowly, the sky began to follow suit, and Marcus watched on with bated breath. They could only hope now that the damage they had managed with the Hydro Pump attack was enough to keep Scyther from reaching Wade before the attack could complete. Additionally, he spotted the standing water left over from the previous attack being drawn in as well, helping it work faster than usual. Marcus grinned and clenched his fists excitedly. It was going to work.
Trainer Stats
National Park: Marcus Fowler, Joseph "Joe" Andersen (Ranger)
Morphic: Wade

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Post #3
Ranger San Sū-kagetsu and Gamma
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The Hydro Pump had done its work well, throwing Scyther just noticeably off-kilter as it made its Feint. Marcus picked up on this far more than Wade had, and once the two separated called out a defensive maneuver. Wade once again hesitated, but a look into Marcus's eyes was all it needed to regain the focus. San noticed the spark of determination in Marcus that was slowly growing; he no longer seemed unsure, and had his footing into a strategy that he was confident in, and Wade definitely picked up on it. The Golduck bounced over to Scyther's right side, matching its movements to stay in line (and outside of danger). The Scyther seemed upset at this development, and even more so when the small rainclouds began dropping small droplets of precipitation on them.

The rain steadily increased, covering only their small arena, but it had Scyther very annoyed. With Wade hugging his Right side, he had no clear opening, and it was as if the Golduck were reading his very thoughts, as nothing the Scyther could do would shake him off or catch him off-guard. Finally, Scyther had had enough. Rapidly, it began whirling its scythes around, wincing in pain at the rapid movement of its right scythe. However, its anger at the small blue duck was more powerful than the pain; with a twirl, it launched a flurry of wind at Wade.

The Razor Wind seemed to be amplified by the rains, gaining intensity as it whipped through wade. Marcus and San could both see small cuts on Wade as it recovered, but the Razor Wind never forced Wade off its feet. The Golduck seemed more than willing to take a beating to finish off the Scyther, especially with Marcus so confident now, and it resumed its position as the rains fell harder.


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[Image: Spr_5b_123_f.png] 49%
Scyther
Whipped Wade with a Razor Wind

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[Image: 55.gif] 62%
Sapahn’s Wade the Brave Male Golduck
Hugged Scyther's right side as it summoned a Rainshower


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Marcus paused for a moment as the Scyther's eyes narrowed, a precursor to its frantic movements before it lashed out aimlessly in all directions: a move much less calculated than what it had been showing. He closed his fists at his side in a futile attempt to stop them from shaking in excitement, and anxiety. Scyther was getting desperate, but it seemed to keep up the fight so far, he silently mused as the mantis's blades summoned gales through the storm. How much longer would their opponent's competitive spirit hold out? If they pushed much harder, would it flee?

Wade held his arms to brace against the sharp wind. While the duck Pokémon stood firm, a couple red streaks formed from the invisible blows. As the Razor Wind diminished to a small breeze, however, Wade showed no sign of being unnerved. A confident, fierce expression painted his features as he glared daggers at the Scyther preparing its next stance.

Marcus shook his head in frustration. Wade could be a problem here, too. Would he cooperate, or just go for the kill? There had to be a way to let Wade have at it, as well as prevent Scyther's escape if it so chose.

Slowly, the rhythmic pitter-patter of the steady rainfall returned from the interruption of the forceful Razor Wind, the sound reaching Marcus in his concentration, and reminding him just the position they were in. This could give them the speed to do it.

"Alright, Wade," he finally spoke up. "Nail it with your Aqua Jet. Then, I want you to really knock it off balance with a Confusion on this rain. We're getting close." His fists weren't shaking anymore, as this pep talk was just as much for him as it was for his Pokémon. "Let's finish this!"

Wade didn't even need to look back at Marcus to feel his trainer's confidence. While he wasn't sure where this was going, he was going to give this Aqua Jet everything he had. He bent forward and, in a blink, vanished from Marcus's sight. His intense focus on the falling drops made them appear to suspend in midair, allowing him to locate where he could nearly grip the water to propel himself forward with his webbed hands, as if it were a large enough body of water to swim through. Energy flared to life around the amphibious body, gathering the surrounding fluid in one massive projectile aimed right for Scyther's left shoulder. Within reach of the bug-type, Wade reached his arms forward, ready to push off to Scyther's left in passing and prepare the second part of the assault.
Trainer Stats
National Park: Marcus Fowler, Joseph "Joe" Andersen (Ranger)
Morphic: Wade

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