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Ethelyn Capaldi
 Posted: 8/27/17, 11:37 am
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The jungle was different, that was for sure. Ethelyn wasn't so sure why she kept coming back to it, such a foreign beast to her usual watery haunts. It wasn't that navigating the twisting, rooted paths was much more difficult than sand. More just how closed in everything seemed. By the ocean, or in the ocean, everything was so open. You could see forever. The waves were loud, and underwater things were so quiet.

Ethelyn wanted to know more than what she did. She wasn't looking to start working on her doctorate just yet, but when she did she wanted to study grass pokemon as well as marine ones. They all had some sort of regenerative quality- moves like Leech Seed and Absorb came so naturally to those types. Very few water types had the ability to learn those moves. Why was that? Was it because grass types had a more plant-like structure usually?

She paused, leaning against a large tree to set aside her crutches and pull out her water bottle. Around her legs twisted Elidae. Ursi had protested not being allowed to accompany Ethelyn on this journey, but Ethelyn didn't want the huge Pangoro to scare away the wild Pokemon. This was exactly why she had the Eevee. Elidae was another trained Service Pokemon- if anything were to happen, Elidae could easily push the button on Ursi's Pokeball.

Another thing about the jungle- it was just so humid. At least the beach always had a breeze and the cool salt water. Here, the only relief was the cold water bottle Ethelyn drank from now. After closing it up, she redid her messy bun to collect fallen hairs that stuck to her neck, in attempt to draw some more relief. Then, she leaned down to pat Elidae on the head, the Eevee leaning into the affection.

Well, she had come in far enough. Couldn't be much longer before encountering a wild Pokemon. Ethelyn replaced her crutches around her wrists and pressed on, eager to see what the jungle had in store for her.

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 Posted: 8/27/17, 11:53 am
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a wild grovyle appeared!




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 Posted: 8/27/17, 02:43 pm
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It was another beautiful day in the jungle, and Grovyle lay perched on the end of a long tree branch overlooking the jungle floor. Specks of light escaped through the jungle canopy, lighting up everything like a disco ball. Pollen and humidity filled the air, making it thick and damp, and the heat was just right for her. She let her eyes fall shut, more relaxed now than she'd been all morning. And just before she drifted off into blissfulness, a crunching sound from below caught her attention.

She tilted her head to see, her yellow eyes a drastic contrast in the greens surrounding her. Below her, a human crept up to the tree. Something was unusual about this particular human, for it seemed to be using tools to help propel itself forward. Grovyle narrowed her eyes and studied her. Most humans walked on their back legs and used their front legs for grabbing, what had happened to this one that required extra legs? She pondered this for a moment, and didn't even notice the tiny companion by her side until she bent down and pet it. Grovyle rolled her eyes. Not another trainer and her pokémon, she groaned to herself, they're always out here "exploring."

The human stopped against the trunk of the tree. Grovyle kept still, hoping the two creatures would move along. This was the fifth trainer she had seen today already. Lucky for her, she was high up in the branches and every single one had moved on without noticing her. She closed her eyes once more, letting out a deep sigh as the human below began to move again. What an easy life she had, relaxing in the trees all day every day. Food pretty much delivered itself to her door, as bugs and small mammals tended to climb up and cross the branches. The leaves on her body helped camouflage her from danger. What more could she ask for?

A sudden crack rang out, startling her. Her eyes shot open and she glanced around, but saw nothing. The branch beneath her belly suddenly snapped with another loud crack, and down she went. She held tightly to the branch at first as it swung back and forth, still hanging on by a splinter, but she knew it was best to let go. Dropping from the broken branch, she used the leaves on her forearms to help glide her to the ground so she landed somewhat gracefully on the jungle floor. She landed with a thud and took a look around. The human and her little pokémon stood right in front of her. Grovyle gulped nervously.



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 Posted: 8/27/17, 05:12 pm
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The jungle was full of sounds. Far away Pokemon cries, rustling leaves, cracking wood. But that last one didn't sound as far away as most of the other noises. Elidae looked up to see the falling branch, and stepped against Ethelyn's legs to keep her from moving into it's path. Ethelyn also looked up to see the branch, lifting one hand in front of her face and ducking her head as she was showered in small bits of bark and leaves, the branch falling just a few feet away.

Just about to rethink her decision to leave Ursi in her Pokeball (a Pangoro would be handy for keeping falling branches from falling on her head), Ethelyn was about to reach for her belt when a wild Grovyle drifted to the ground too, just beyond the branch. Ethelyn froze in place, instincts kicking in as she analyzed the Grass Pokemon. It was amazingly dexterous- that branch had probably fallen out from under it and it had landed on it's feet so gracefully. Any other Pokemon would probably have landed on it's face. It stared back too, and Ethelyn remembered that most other Pokemon of this particular line she had known were aggressive.

Elidae moved forward, stepping up onto the branch to form a larger barrier between the Wild Pokemon and Ethelyn. The fur on the back of her neck bristled as she lowered her shoulders, ready to defend her trainer. Ethelyn made no attempt to stop her- she was thinking about the fact that a Pokemon battle would be a great way to possibly observe the regenerative moves Grass Pokemon possess. Maybe the best way. Should she prompt Elidae to attack? Would the Grovyle attack?

Many Pokemon liked to prove their own skill via battling. Ethelyn and her Pokemon were no different. She was out here to battle. But it also felt wrong to just attack. The Gym Leader tapped her crutches with a hint of frustration, but otherwise remained still. Elidae didn't take her eyes off the Grovyle but one ear swiveled back to listen for a command from Ethelyn. She could feel her trainer's indecision and called to the wild Pokemon, "Would you like to test your moves against ours?"


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To her surprise, the trainer didn't immediately jump into action. In fact, she seemed to hesitate as if she wasn't sure what to do. A falling gecko from the sky might catch anyone off guard, really. Grovyle stood her ground, showing no fear. The little cat-like pokémon chose to do the same, and hopped between her and the trainer. For as little as it was, it sure had some courage. She admired that. It wasn't long before somebody had to make a move, and just before Grovyle planned to leap back onto the tree and climb it, the trainer's pokémon spoke.

Test my moves? Grovyle pondered, unsure why any pokémon would want to do that. Oh, right, some pokémon enjoy battling and proving their strengths to each other. Was Grovyle one of those pokémon? Not really, but that didn't mean she wouldn't be up for a challenge. It took a few moments for her to make up her mind, and she finally nodded. Sure, I suppose I could use the exercise, she responded. She had been pretty lazy lately, soaking up the sun and not even having to hunt for her food.

Grovyle spread her feet under her to just beyond shoulder width, steadying her position. Her mind began to race with all sorts of thoughts and ideas. Which attack should she try first? What type of pokémon was she facing, anyway? It didn't look like anything obvious like a fire or water-type. She'd have to assume it was a normal type until proven otherwise. Rather than attacking right away, she held her ground and sized up her opponent. Ready, she said. Her eyes narrowed as she glared at the furry little thing.

The wild Grovyle used Leer!



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 Posted: 8/27/17, 07:02 pm
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It was interesting, the difference between a Pokemon's glare and the move Leer. Maybe it was the way that the Move itself just automatically made your hair stand on end, made you feel uneasy, even if the Pokemon you were facing was just a little Flobebe. Elidae shuddered, put off guard. This was a good move for the Wild Pokemon to make- and the Eevee was glad that the Grovyle had decided to battle. She knew that that was what Ethelyn wanted.

Ethelyn could see that, despite her initial indecision, the battle had started. She felt grateful to Elidae for getting the ball rolling, feeling a bit foolish that she of all people had been hesitant to start a battle. She had gotten too used to people/Pokemon challenging her. She needed to make more of an effort to get out and about for it seemed like she was out of practice initiating battles.

"Hyper Voice, Elidae."

Ethelyn's primary goal was to witness a Grass Pokemon heal itself. In order to do that, she'd have to hit hard, make the Grovyle use a healing move. And preferably do that before Elidae's own health points dropped any real amount.

The Eevee inhaled, the air coming in changing from just simple Oxygen to something more as she filled her lungs. When almost bursting, Elidae leaned forward and screamed at the Grovyle, releasing that energy in the form of radiating sound waves at her opponent. They radiated from her mouth in rings of blue, spreading out past the two to even hit the trees around them, fracture lines emerging in the bark from the vibration. When her lungs were depleted, Elidae swallowed, expecting despite experience to feel a little hoarse. Her long tail waved slightly in the air, tip held up and proud.

She did love a good battle. That was what made her a great service Pokemon for a Gym Leader, right?

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 Posted: 8/29/17, 08:07 pm
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The furry little thing fell pray to her leer, and Grovyle smirked. It wasn't a damaging move or anything, but it felt good sneaking in the first move. Her opponent's defense would be affected slightly, which Grovyle felt was a good first move. She'd start the battle off full of confidence, there was no reason not to yet. As of this moment, she had no idea how experienced this trainer was, whether or not she was a newbie or seasoned, she'd find out. Either way, Grovyle was glad for the opportunity to stretch her legs and get some exercise.

What came next, she wasn't expecting. The furry little thing, despite its size, was quite powerful. In an instant, it had taken a deep breath and turned that breath into an attack. It screamed at Grovyle at the top of its lungs, and she could literally see the sound breaking through the air as it rushed towards her. So caught off guard by the pokémon's strength, Grovyle missed the opportunity to leap out of the way and took the attack head on. The energy slammed into her body like a truck, forcing her backwards to the ground. The lush jungle floor helped cushion her landing somewhat, but boy did that attack hurt.

Grovyle struggled to her hands and knees. Very impressive, she mumbled to her opponent. I must admit, I underestimated you. After a good few inhales to catch her breath, she climbed to her feet and took a step towards them, squaring off once more. Every muscle in her body ached now, and it was almost hard to even stand. As badly as Grovyle wanted to retaliate with something fierce, she had to keep her strength in mind. She knew exactly what her next move was.

Unfortunately, the pokémon did appear to be normal type. It could be worse obviously, her opponent could be fire or ice type, but Grovyle had no elemental advantages and that lessened her confidence. Pushing forward anyway, she closed her eyes and prepared her next move. She focused hard, on her surroundings and her opponent. The rest of the world seemed to dim and her opponent lit up brightly. All she could see was that furry little creature across the clearing.

Then, without explanation, small spheres of energy burst from the Eevee and hovered over to her. Her body welcomed the energy and almost instantly the soreness in her muscles began to fade. The pain didn't completely subside but she definitely felt better with the soreness relieved. Slowly, she opened her eyes and her surroundings faded back into view. The energy she had absorbed from her enemy would help restore some of her strength, for now at least. She smirked and let out a "humph."


Grovyle used Mega Drain!



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 Posted: 9/17/17, 09:48 am
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Feeling refreshed after Grovyle absorbed some of the Eevee's energy, she leaped backwards towards the trunk of the tree she had come from. Moving quickly, she scurried back up the tree and even higher into the branches this time. She hoped to get lost amongst the leaves and back to her nap.

The wild Grovyle fled!



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