Clouds of dust rose from the floor as the two trainers took their places. Moving swiftly into the blue corner was Serebiish while scuttling into the red corner was Foxamivalth. They both got into their boxes at around the same time and quickly made eye-contact. Each of them quickly took a small red and white ball from their pocket, pressed the button in its centre to enlarge it and tossed it into the air. Each ball split and spilled out bright white light, which quickly formed two very different pokémon. Foxamivalth had chosen his Lapras, a light blue coloured sea creature with a purple shell and a single horn. Meanwhile, Serebiish had gone for a monkey-like creature with a paintbrush on the end of his tail. The Smeargle and the Lapras nodded to each other and the trainers exchanged signals – the battle was about to begin.
[Sketchy] Smeargle (M)
Condition: Would rather paint a picture
Moves: Ink Refill
Condition: Feeling confident
~ Rain Dance
Sketchy made the first move. The colour drained quickly from his body, leaving him to look like an albino. Once the first stage was over, he closed his eyes and focused. As he did this, colour began to restore itself; pale brown pigment moved to the surface of the skin and changed its colour. However, it didn’t stop at changing the colour of the Smeargle – he suddenly felt power rush through him from the ground beneath. He was now ground-typed, which, in hindsight, probably wasn’t the best of types to change to in this battle.
Lapras drew up water from the water pouch next to her stomach and began to swirl it around in her mouth. She began to put energy into this water as she swirled it so that it would stay spinning after she stopped spinning it. She drew up more and more water until it created a spiralling funnel above her mouth. With a single breath, she blew it across the dusty floor so that it enveloped Sketchy, who yelped as he felt the water pressing in on him. It seemed that the type change really had been a bad move.
Hopefully his next move would work a little better. He took in water from the whirlpool around his body and began to analyse it, finding exactly how Lapras had made the attack work. He quickly had an idea of what he needed to do to reproduce it if he needed to so it was added to his library of techniques.
Lapras now decided that she’d inflict the artist with another health-sapping condition. She began to form a deadly cocktail of venoms and poisons in her stomach. The brew was a toxin which any pokémon could make but a deadly one nevertheless. Even inside the body of its creator, it caused pain as it tried to burn through the lining of the stomach and throat. The water-type took careful aim, despite the pain, and fired her best shot. It nailed the Smeargle in the chest and was quickly absorbed by the skin, entering the blood. Now the poison was free to attack organs and muscles and whatever else it could to hinder Sketchy’s chances of winning. Just as it began attacking the muscles in his arms and legs, the whirlpool constricted, putting even more pressure on his body. This wasn’t looking good for the painter.
[Sketchy] Smeargle (M)
Condition: Would definitely
rather paint a picture; Toxic; Whirlpool; Ground-type
Condition: Ready to follow up her successes
Ink Refill- (Rolled 8/16, Ground-type; Smeargle -10% Energy)
Whirlpool- (Rolled 27/100, 85 or less to hit; rolled 7/8, two rounds; Lapras -2% Energy; Smeargle -9% HP)
Sketch- (Smeargle -10% Energy, learns Whirlpool)
Toxic- (Rolled 48/100, 90 or less to hit; Lapras -6% Energy; Smeargle Toxic-poisoned)
Whirlpool- (Smeargle -6% HP)
Toxic- (Smeargle -2% HP)
There is a whirlpool around Smeargle