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 (!) Trekking Onward
Hudson Ford
 Posted: 7/29/17, 08:02 pm
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Always one to take the more interesting path in life, Hudson had opted to travel through Hawthorn Woods to reach Primrose Town rather than cross the bridge that connected it to Potpourri Harbor. Besides, his newly caught Pokemon, Solomon http://i.imgur.com/WNpEgf9.png and Waverly http://i.imgur.com/WNpEgf9.png needed some training if he was ever going to challenge a gym, and for now fighting wild Pokemon seemed like the best way of getting some experience. Going against more experienced trainers was most likely just going to end in defeat.

Surely there were some Pokemon nestled within this massive forest. With the sun starting to set, it was getting difficult to see through the dense foliage. Perhaps a bug type lurking within a rotting log, or a maybe flying type nestled atop a branch high up on a tree. Walking along a small path carved into the vegetation, Hudson pulled out his Pokegear to activate its flashlight and to figure out what Pokemon lay ahead. Scrolling through the list, a few dangerous foes caught his eye. Shroomish's grass moves, Emolga's electric attacks, and even Stantler's and Ursaring's raw power could all spell disaster for his fledgling water type team. Maybe he should've checked his Pokegear before wandering into the woods...

Calming his nerves with a deep breath, Hudson decided to continue on. He had enough faith in his team that he believed they could take on anything they ran into. Never the less, Hudson kept an eye out for anything that might try and get the jump on him. Reaching at his belt, he double checked that all three pokeballs belonging to his companions were still there. In his backpack were a couple spare pokeballs and a random assortment of berries he could use if things started looking bad. Still, Hudson mentally hit himself for not preparing as well as he could've. All he could do now, however, was hope for the best.

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 Posted: 7/30/17, 11:23 am
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a wild stantler appeared!





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 Posted: 7/30/17, 12:24 pm
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The large form of the deer-pokemon was soon in sight. The Stantler dashed out of the bushes and onto the path, raising his head up to turn and stare at the curly-haired boy. The Stantler pawed at the ground, continuing to stare down the human. He had yet to see a human in this part of the forest. Ordinarily this was a safe place for grazing. Did the human intend to cause harm here, or was he simply sight-seeing?

Angling his body so that he was facing the boy, head-on, the Stantler again pawed at the ground. His actions were not a challenge but rather a query. Did this boy know how strong he was? He sure hoped that the sight of him humbled the human. Stantler was a formidable opponent, and not to be trifled with. As graceful as he was, the pokemon had a hard, firm, kick. The muscles in all four of his legs rippled as he stamped his feet.

The sun shone down through the trees, outlining the bone of his antlers. Each groove, each curve, was smooth. He spent a fair amount of time sharpening his antlers against the bark of the forests thick trees. They were in pristine condition, proving that he had yet to fight his own kind. Some Stantlers broke off pieces of their antlers as they bashed their heads together in a battle for both females, and territory. The Stantler before the young man appeared youthful, and had only just recently been turned out of his herd.

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Hudson Ford
 Posted: 7/30/17, 10:16 pm
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Hudson's jaw dropped when he saw the Stantler charge out into the middle of the path. The harsh orange light of the setting sun illuminated it's powerful, imposing form. Its sleek, sharp antlers stuck out into the air and its hard, sturdy hooves pressed into the tough dirt. The stern glare the Pokemon was sending his way did nothing to take away its intimidating appearance. In fact, it was so startling that Hudson wasn't even sure what to do at first. He stood there for a moment, shell shocked at how suddenly it had burst from the foliage to block his path. Suddenly he was wishing he had taken the bridge to Primrose town rather than go through the woods.

It was too late to go back, however, and Hudson had to figure out what to do in this situation. He needed more information. He had heard a few stories back in Johto about Stantlers kicking an unlucky hiker off a mountain path, but he knew nothing else about the Pokemon. Not removing his gaze from the powerful beast, Hudson pressed a button on his Pokegear to activate its scanning function. With a small whirring sound and a faint flash of green light, it registered what Pokemon was in front of it. A small infographic popped up on the screen, and a robotic noise began reciting an endless list of facts

"Stantler, the Big Horned Pokemon. Its large curved horns subtly bend the air around them, which creates a mysterious warp in reality," the Pokegear stated, before going on to list its ability and moveset.

The two big takeaways Hudson got from it all were that he shouldn't gawk at the horns any longer (no wonder he was feeling a little dizzy) and that most of its damaging attacks were normal type. Maybe Waverly, his part rock-type Corsola, would be best for the task of taking it on. Then again, she had never been used in battle before, so maybe the more experienced Ophelia http://i.imgur.com/3GWps2U.png was more suited for the job. But then Hudson remembered there were no bodies of water in the area, so his Goldeen would have to rely on flopping around and bouncing about to move. That would make her a much easier target for the Stantler's attacks. In other words, she wasn't an option.

On the other hand, there was always the option of simply running away for dear life. That would definitely be the easiest choice. The question was, would the Stantler pursue? It was much faster than he was, so maybe running wouldn't be the best choice of action. Maybe he should just have faith that his team could take the Stantler on.

He locked eyes with the Stantler once more and flashed a cocky grin, maybe he could trick the Pokemon into thinking he was more confident about taking it out than he really was. Reaching for his belt, he grabbed the dive ball that contained Waverly. In a flash of crimson, the Coral Pokemon stood before the Stantler in the middle of the path. Upon seeing the much larger Pokemon, she looked back at her trainer in absolute fear. Hudson gave her a reassuring smile, "You got this Waverly!"

Waverly nodded and, now with a bit more courage, turned to face the Stantler once more and glared at him. She wasn't going to let some deer hurt her new trainer. Ever since she had been in his care, he always made sure to take excellent care of her. He seemed to more about keeping her healthy than the breeders that raised her. Without him who was going to give her treats after dinner? She stretched out the sharp, pink spikes on her back to seem more threatening.

Hudson smiled when he saw Waverly get into what looked like an attack stance, but he knew he needed to take a different approach rather than taking the Stantler head on.

"Corsola, use harden!" He said, thankful that he bothered to memorize Corsola's moveset back in Potpourri. Hopefully shoring up her defenses would pay off in the long run.

She was a bit disappointed she didn't get to fire a barrage of spikes into the Stantler's face or ram into him face first, but Waverly listened to her trainer's orders and focused her energy onto hardening her coral body. She stiffened and tightened herself in order to make herself more dense so she would take less damage. With her defenses slightly raised, what would the Stantler do now?

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 Posted: 8/2/17, 09:52 pm
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[ Sorry for the delay. :'D ]

The way the boy gazed back at him suggested he was not simply examining him, but studying him. His curiosity only served to stroke the Stantler's ego further. Yes, let the boy admire. Certainly it would do no harm. He was an awe-inspiring creature, and the more people that appreciated him the better.

The trainers expression wasn't one that suggested he was dumbfounded. No, not in the least. He was intelligent, bright-eyed, and had an agenda that the Stantler had yet to anticipate. His success at intimidation often caused others to either cower, or flee. This boy, however, was about to surprise him.

As the young man levelled him with an all-knowing stare, the Stantler reared up. Kicking his forelegs out at the air, as a display of dominance, the deer pokemon simply watched as Hudson sent out his pokemon. The pink pokemon was small, and so the Stantler chortled at the sight of her. Did he expect that thing to take him on? He must have been joking.

As Hudson gave the command for his pokemon to use Harden, the Stantler tossed his head indignantly. So it was to be this way, was it? The human wished to challenge him? It would be an honour to prove just how strong he really was.

Hence, the battle began!

The Stantler would match the Corsola, and use an effect-causing move. Rushing forward, the pokemon closed about a foot of distance between himself and the water-type. Sound waves emitted from the deer pokemon as he used Hypnosis.

He would see how they managed to attack him while fast asleep!

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 Posted: 8/3/17, 12:07 pm
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As the Stantler started charging towards Waverly, the small pink Pokemon braced herself for the blow, not expecting the Stantler to use an effect-dealing attack. As the soundwave emitted from the Stantler however, Hudson realized what was going on.

"Waverly! Jump up in the air now!" He shouted, knowing if the Hypnosis attack landed, it would be devastating for their chances of winning the battle. Waverly used her small legs to launch herself up in the air over the Stantler, narrowly dodging the Hypnosis sound waves. As she came back down, Waverly ungracefully smacked into the ground face first behind the Stantler. Hudson couldn't help but cringe when he saw the impact. "Corosoooo," Waverly said woozily as she got back on her four feet.

As Waverly recovered from her bad landing, Hudson decided on his next move. "Use spike cannon while you're behind him!"

It took Waverly a second to ready herself, but soon she aimed the coral spikes on her back towards the Stantler. They started to glow white and a barrage of coral spikes were fired his way.

(Dodges: 1/3)

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 Posted: 8/5/17, 07:31 pm
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The boy commanded his pokemon to dodge, and so, remarkably, she did. She jumped up into the air, crossing quite a distance. Despite the Stantler's major height difference, and the wide span of distance between them, she somehow ended up behind him. It was as if the pokemon had grown wings, and flown. Remarkable indeed. Who really knew what willpower could cause a pokemon to achieve. Intrigued, though he quickly overcame such a feeling, the Stantler whirled about as the Corsola managed to land flat on her face.

The smaller pokemon attempted to whirl on him and use an offensive move. By then the Stantler had already ducked his head, and powered a move of his own. The Stantler used Zen Headbutt in the nick of time, hoping to toss the Corsola up into the air. The pokemon's powerful antlers had seen him through many a battle. This particular Stantler was not willing to go down without a fight. It was clear to him that the Corsola was inexperienced. He had no interest in becoming this young trainers pokemon-not if he could help it. No, he would show off his power instead.

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Hudson Ford
 Posted: 8/6/17, 04:00 pm
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By the time Waverly was able to fire off her spike cannon, the Stantler had already gotten in position to dodge the attack. The coral spikes flew through the the empty air and slammed into a tree off in the distance. Hudson clenched his jaw when he saw the Stantler heading straight for his Pokemon. This Stantler was quite the powerful Pokemon, perhaps he had bitten off more than he could chew.

Whatever the case, Hudson knew he would have to change his tactics from simply firing off direct attacks. "Use protect!" He shouted, knowing if the Stantler's attack landed it would deal a great amount of damage, even with Waverly's increased defenses.

Waverly summoned up a wall of green energy just before the Stantler reached her. The impact of the blow shattered the shield but protected Waverly from any damage. The Corsola then jumped back in order to create some distance between herself in the powerful beast. Hudson and Waverly would just have to wait for the Stantler's next move.
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 Posted: 8/6/17, 04:13 pm
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The Corsola threw up a veil of protection. The Stantler's attack was in vain. The boys frustration was likewise mirrored by the strong deer pokemon. Inexperience would not meet well with the wayward warrior of the forest. The boys tactics did well in protecting his current pokemon, which only added to the Stantler's frustration. Eventually the pair would have to go in for another attack. Defences alone would not win the Corsola and her trainer this battle. The Stantler would soon deliver another attack, and therefore the boy ought to decide what he wished to do prior to the Stantler delivering a devastating blow.

The Corsola lie in wait, as did Hudson. The Stantler responded to their invitation to attack with a Confuse Ray. The ball of light drifted from the Stantler, towards the Corsola. Despite the added distance between them, the Stantler's confuse ray could very well travel. The deer pokemon, intent on winning this battle, cried out. Stamping his feet, he became enraged. If his attempt to confuse the Corsola failed than he would assuredly seek to pummel the smaller water-type.

The forest was still, as if all of the other pokemon were watching the impending battle. The Stantler's doom was well known about the forest. For the most part he was left alone. The weaker pokemon both respected and feared him, which they were undoubtedly smart to do. He would protect both himself and his territory. Hudson had made the mistake of attacking him and therefore he would answer the boys bold move with every bit of fight he possessed.

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Hudson Ford
 Posted: 8/6/17, 08:18 pm
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Waverly nor Hudson reacted quickly enough to the Stantler's next attack. The confuse ray hit Corsola directly in the face, making the world start to spin around like a saucer on a stick. The ground was suddenly in the air and the sky was beneath her. She began to stagger about, struggling to gain any sense of where she was or what the Stantler was going to do. "COROSO!" She cried out, desperately trying to get her trainer to come to her aid.

Hudson knew he had to do something to help Waverly. He had made a grave mistake trying to beat the Stantler with just physical attacks. It was time for a change of plans. First, he recalled Waverly into her Pokeball, knowing it would heal her confusion. Secondly, he sent out Solomon, his Chinchou, into the battle. Solomon eyed the Stantler with only a little curiosity before looking back at his trainer for instructions.

Changing his strategy wouldn't be enough, Hudson knew he needed to throw the Stantler off its A-game if he wanted to defeat it. Hudson could tell the Pokemon was extremely prideful. With each attack it stomped its feet or attempted to show off its horns. Maybe if they could anger it even more it would make the Stantler make mistakes.

"Don't worry Solomon, this guy will be easy to defeat," Hudson taunted, sending a cocky grin in the Stantler's direction. "He couldn't even land an attack even once!"

Solomon looked back at the Stantler again and started to snicker. Suddenly it didn't look so scary anymore. "Chi chi chi!" Solomon chortled, falling back onto his butt in laughter.

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 Posted: 8/7/17, 08:23 am
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The confuse ray struck the Corsola. She began to wander about, smacking into things. The Stantler merely snorted. Clearly her trainer could learn a thing or two. She was left defenceless, and so he made to attack. The boy, in a panic, recalled his pokemon. The Stantler turned back to face him, levelling him with an all-knowing stare. So, was that it then? Would this human leave him be or would he disgrace himself further?

Seemingly not done, Hudson sent out a Chinchou. These pokemon were meant for the water, though they could travel in hops and skips upon the land. Their need for continual moisture meant it wouldn't do as well in a land battle. If the Chinchou spent too long without water the boys Chinchou would collapse. Rather than focus on a battle the boy sought to taunt him.

The sight of the confused Corsola, wandering about aimlessly, had calmed the Stantler's burgeoning rage. The young mans words proved that he was but a mere child. His Chinchou was standing there, baffled and confused, to which the Stantler took the opportunity to blast the other pokemon. The Chinchou fell over laughing, making him an even easier target than he already was.

Horns at the ready, the Stantler rushed forward to execute a Zen Headbutt.

The Wild Stantler attacks Chinchou with Zen Headbutt!

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 Posted: 8/7/17, 11:02 am
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Solomon was laughing so hard he didn't realize that Stantler was charging at him until it was too late. He squealed as the Stantler rammed into him with the zen headbutt, which sent Solomon flying backwards and onto the ground. With a grunt, Solomon staggered back onto his feet. That hit had hurt. Neither Solomon or Hudson were laughing anymore. Clearly it wasn't going to get upset unless they gained the upper hand. It looked like they were going to have to beat it the old fashioned way.

"Use thunder wave, Solomon," Hudson commanded. The Chinchou responded quickly, firing off a jolt of electricity that would hopefully paralyze the Stantler. Maybe if they reduced Stantler's speed and ability to attack, Solomon would have a better chance of winning the fight.

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So they realized making fun of him wasn't doing them any favours, huh? Good for them, he wasn't about to humour them-not in the least. Their behaviour was insolent, and they would pay. No respectable trainer treated a pokemon battle like a game. This was no game, and he would make them see that. Then, maybe next time, they would carefully consider their actions. For now it was time to teach them a lesson.

The Chinchou attempted to paralyze him, coming at him with a thunder wave after being sent reeling back. The Stantler, with the distance between them, leapt to the side. Then, as he had prior with the boys Corsola, the Stantler used Hypnosis. If the Chinchou fell asleep, then he would enact his true power upon it.

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 Posted: 8/7/17, 06:41 pm
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Solomon felt the electricty in the air change as the Stantler began firing off its hypnosis attack. Acting instinctively and without instruction from Hudson, Solomon fired a burst of water into the ground bellow him to launch himself up over the air to dodge the attack. Hudson smiled as he watched Solomon fly up over the Stantler's latest attack, and knew they needed to strike back now.

"Quickly, use confuse ray!" Hudson shouted up to Solomon. Hudson was growing worried again, that zen headbutt had inflicted some serious damage and he was lucky that Solomon was able to dodge the next hypnosis attack. He really didn't want to send Waverly back into the fray, despite the fact that her regenerator ability had restored the little damage she had taken and that the confusion had been healed.

As Solomon started to fall back down to the ground, he emitted a bright ray from the the yellow orbs on his antenna. The confuse ray was sent flying down towards the Stantler, and Hudson hoped it would inflict the same punishment that Stantler had given to Waverly minutes earlier. It was time for the Stantler to get a taste of his own medicine.

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The wild Stantler could only watch as the trainers pokemon dodged his attack, like the Corsola before him. The pokemon went up in the air, and so the Stantler instinctively leapt to the side. The trainer was deciding to use his head now, which meant there was a possibility of the tides of the battle turning. The Stantler was beginning to grow frustrated, as before. The young man was using a second pokemon in his efforts to take him down. Two on one hardly felt fair, but most humans weren't fair (this he had come to learn in his travels). The Chinchou would have to come down eventually. What went up came down after all, no? The pokemon's confuse ray was dodged, given the Stantler's decision to reposition himself in an effort to remain out of harms way. He could only dance about for so long, especially if this trainer had more pokemon he was planning on attacking him with. Humans were despicable creatures, and the pokemon that they used for their atrocities were no better.

When the Chinchou came down, the Stantler again rushed in to attack. This time, the deer pokemon chose to use take down. It was a bold move, given the recoil, but the Stantler was officially deciding on an all-or-nothing approach. He was going to win, even if it was just against this stupid, laughing, Chinchou. He was oh so angry, he just couldn't help it! Why did this dumb human have to come along and spoil his day? He was a king, he deserved the respect of a king!

Despite the fact that he couldn't keep going forever, the Stantler was bent on trying. He would not give up, not until every last ounce of breath had been exhausted from his lungs. He couldn't let this merciless trainer walk away with a victory, not after his treatment of him. Just how long could the boys Chinchou last out of the water anyways? He must have required moisture sooner rather than later.

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