Trainer: Eti Molo
"Watch out!" I yelled to my team, shielding their bodies from the Pokemon that startled us by emerging from the bushes. The Shuppet chortled at my defence manoeuvre.
~Eti, it's just a Shuppet,~ Etitymin squeaked. I turned to it and petted it on the head.
"Yeah, you're right Rattata! It was
pretty scary, right?"
~Does he just not understand what we're saying, or?~ Etitymin squeaked at my other team members.
~He's just a human, Rattata,~ Makuhita growled back at my rat Pokemon. ~I wouldn't bother talking to him if I were you.~
"Monster, I choose you!" I told my Finneon. She seemed delighted to be seeing action again.
"Fin, fin!" she cried before squaring up the Shuppet.
~Oh, here we go again.~ My whole party made a simultaneous cheer.
"Yeah! You cheer her on, guys! Monster, use Water Pulse on the Shuppet!" I ordered my starter Pokemon. Monster slid along the forest floor, getting close enough to Shuppet to fire the Water-type move. However, Shuppet saw us coming and retaliated with a quick Sucker Punch. This seemed to knock Monster's confidence tremendously. She ran back to my side as quick as possible, quivering behind my leg.
"Don't worry about it, Monster. Return!" I recalled Monster back to her Poke Ball. I turned to the rest of my team for support. "Guys, a little help please?"
~You really aren't
the man I thought you were.~
~What a pitiful human being.~
"What? Mammoth, get out there!" I ordered my Natu.
~Against a Ghost Type? You really are pitiful
.~ It appeared to be disobeying me.
"Fine, I don't need your help!" I yelled to them. I'd be having words with them later. "I guess it's all up to me."
I squared up to the Shuppet myself. "Hey, you oversized sock puppet! Take this!"
I threw a Poke Ball straight at the Shuppet, catching it off guard.