PokéBattles: Sandy Version

It is the 90s 20s and there is time for Klax PokéBattles

Latest update: 25/06/2022

Battle 24 is now up.

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When we last saw Joey, he realized that humans are Pokémon, and concluded that to be considered a true Pokémon Master and win the respect of his Rattata back he would need to conquer Johto. We join him as he conducts research into how to achieve this goal.

Battle 24: Hitting the Books
Published: 25/06/22
Location: Earl's Pokémon Academy Library
Player: Joey (4-0-0)

...No.
...No.
...Huh, that's cool...
Hm?!
Every 50 battles? Neat.
Oh, that!
...Wait, no, sidetrack. Checking the next one...
STACK of BOOKS used DEPLETE!
JOEY has nearly run out of BOOKS!
HEAP of BOOKS used GROW!
...JOEY has a lot of TIDYING UP to do!
...Oh, huh. Yeah. Guess I've been a bit...
142 books lay open in various states on FLOOR behind JOEY!
...Aheh.
You'd have thought there'd be some info on political structures in a school library...
EARL DERVISH appeared!
EARL sees HEAP!
Earl: Study are you?
...I... are?
I mean, yes, I am.
Earl: Ooh, la la! Very indeed nice!
Can't seem to find the info I want, though...
NARRATOR thinks that is OBVIOUS from the GROWING MOUND!
...Yeah, I guess...
Earl: Teach you, I will! What do you want to know?
Who's in charge of Johto?
Earl: Controls all, Narrator does! Or some say, sometimes.
...
SPECIFIC BOOK in STACK ran away!
...Huh?
SPECIFIC BOOK's ink was running!
Oh. Makes sense, I guess.
I mean on a more... Human... Level?
Earl: Johto is organized on a city level. Leaders of gyms lead cities. Johto deeds reside in Johto Sand Castle. But no one has them.
...So... What would happen if someone were to catch this 'Johto Deed' Pokémon?
Earl: Johto deeds are not Pokémon. They're...
EARL used THINK!
EARL remembered that their CUP of COFFEE turned into a POKéMON this morning!
Earl: ...A winner would be them, I suppose.
I presume it's well guarded? For our safety, I mean?
Earl: ...
EARL went PALE!
Earl: ...Smart student you are...
Earl: ...Earl needs to go... Give a suggestion to gym leaders...
EARL ran away!
That would be a 'no', then. Better hurry before the gym leaders act on my suggestion to guard it.
HEAP wants to fight!
HEAP sent out HEAP!
...Heh... OK, sure. I could use figuring out this mechanic.
I'd like to send out Jacob's Bidoof?
Oak: Now is not the time to use that!
Figured it wouldn't be so simple.
Jacob, go.
JOEY sent out JACOB!
Send out your Bidoof. Kinda similar to Rattata, so should be able to figure that one out.
...Hopefully easier to please.
JACOB sent out BIDOOF!
HEAP used PILE!
But HEAP is a HEAP, not a PILE!
Attack failed!
OK, Bidoof--
JOEY has not sent out BIDOOF!
...
...Huh...
Jacob, get Bidoof to use scratch?
BIDOOF used SCRATCH!
Ah, ok. So it seems to work as if I'm commanding Bidoof, I just have to phrase it as a command to Jacob.
...Kind of makes me sound weird, but I guess it makes sense.
BOOK was transformed into OTTER LITTER!
HEAP was slightly diminished!
HEAP used FALL!
But no TREEs were around to hear!
...Hmm...
Jacob, try having Bidoof use a water gun. See if we can cause multiple books' ink to run at once.
BIDOOF used WATER GUN!
...HEAP was soaked!
...
PAGES are sticking together!
BOOKS in HEAP are getting RUINED!
HEAP ran away!
Jacob, return Bidoof and then come back.
JACOB withdrew BIDOOF!
JOEY withdrew JACOB!
And that takes care of my mess.
...
...OK, yeah, even I'm not convinced by that one...
JOEY used TIDY!
JOEY is 8!
TORN pages and BIDOOF FUR are in an OBVIOUS pile under RANDOM RUG!
It's not very effective!
Done!
...But JOEY is 8!
JOEY thinks it was super effective!
JOEY walks away in the knowledge of a job well done!

Player: Youngster Mikey (0-0-2)

...OK, so... Apparently a train carrying a ton of water crashed into a school library...?
...And... Joey clearly tidied it up...
To be fair, I've been in his room, this is a better job than he normally does...
...I've never seen him read anything that isn't specifically related to the best practices for caring for Rattatas, though... Can't get my head around why he'd be in a library.
Narrator, next location he's doing something significant in, I want to ask him what's going on, so you can announce my presence when I catch up.
MIKEY is out of JOKE BOOKS!
...You said I could keep this going for as long as I wanted, that implies I get to end it when I want!
NARRATOR was simply giving a heads up that MIKEY won't be able to reengage STEALTH MODE!
Oh. Sorry. Yeah, I understand that. Thanks for the confirmation prompt.
MIKEY was set to the same NARRATION CHANNEL as JOEY once more!
...Huh. Narration channels are a real thing? I thought they were just a playground myth. Like Mew being under a truck in Kanto...


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