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 (!) Hook, Line and Sinker, seeking: Chinchou
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 Posted: 10/5/17, 11:12 am
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Dusk stained the clear sky in shades of brilliant pink and orange. The setting sun, a fiery red orb, gradually made its descent towards the dark but calm sea. Completing the picture-perfect scene were a couple of yachts silhouetted against the sky, their unfurled sails catching the wind as they returned to the wharf.

Sitting on the edge of the pier, Bouncer and Bangtan leaned against each other as they watched the sunset together. Meanwhile, Jae unpacked his fishing tackle and started assembling his rod, putting on the floats, sinkers and various other items. Finally, he attached a bait to the end of the line, and cast the line with a fluid motion. In response, the reel spun and hummed while the hook and sinker sailed over the surface of the water, landing a short distance away with a splash. Judging by the incoming tide and past experience, most of the fish would be near to the pier so he didn't need to cast the line too far out. He continued to unreel the line, lowering the sinker deeper and deeper into the water till it touched the bottom. And then he reeled the line in ever so slightly, just so that the bait was dangling freely as close to the seabed as possible.

Now, all there was left was to wait.

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 Posted: 10/6/17, 09:46 pm
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a wild lanturn appeared!




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 Posted: 10/7/17, 08:44 pm
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Well, this wasn't how the evening was supposed to go. How did she end up all alone? Where was the rest of her school? They had been headed to the surface for their evening meal last she heard, but now they were nowhere to be found. Being the fastest in her group had its perks, but also its disadvantages occasionally. This was one of those times, apparently. Oh well. She was strong as well as fast, so she wasn't worried.

Working her way towards the shallower waters, she began to nibble at the various edibles along the sea floor. She'd wait here for her school to catch up, they'd be along soon. No worries. Something wiggled up ahead, and she easily sped up and gobbled it up. The sweet taste of grub filled her mouth, but something wasn't right. There was a slight metallic taste to it as well. Before she could spit it back out, a sharp pain shot through her lip and she was forced upwards towards the surface.

Oh no. Not this again, she thought. Immediately she began to fight with everything she had, flipping and kicking her fins in all directions. One time, a few moons ago, she got a hook stuck in her lip by some human being up on the dock. She had fought hard enough that the hook split from the line, and she was able to get away. The hook worked its way out of her lip, but she never forgot it. She wasn't going down easily, she'd fight and free herself once again. She was strong.

The line pulled her up to the surface, and her fins splashed along the waves. This line was stronger than the last. She was struggling. Her face surfaced and she caught a glimpse of a human at the end of the pier and two pokémon by its side. She cursed, and kicked even harder. The force managed to buy her some time, but before she knew it, she was pulled almost out of the water. Growing desperate at this point, she released some electric energy from the bulbs on the ends of her antenna, hoping to scare the human into letting her go. Zaps of electricity shot out around her.


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 Posted: 10/9/17, 10:54 am
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((OOC: I kinda added a floating platform to the pier so Jae and his Pokémon would have a place to stand on if I need them to be near the water's surface. Lemme know if you'd prefer if I add more to the post?))


​The sun dipped lower and lower towards the horizon as the minutes flew by uneventfully. Two empty lunch boxes sat forlornly beside Bouncer and Bangtan, and a third one that was clutched between Bangtan's paws would soon join the pile once the last of its berries were eaten.

"Lop-lop…" Bouncer complained in between mouthfuls of berries. Both she and Bangtan were growing increasingly restless and bored by now. In contrast, Jae didn't mind waiting for a change. His hectic work schedule rarely afforded him any time to slow down and appreciate the finer things in life, like the glorious sunset in front of him.

"Just a little more, Bouncer," Jae assured her. "Good things come to those who are patient." Those words had barely left his lips when the rod in his hands trembled ever so slightly, proving his point there and then. "We've got one!" Wasting no time, Jae gave the rod a sharp jerk to set the hook, and immediately the reel started to spin crazily as the fish on the other end of the line sped off. Bouncer squealed in excitement, and Bangtan leapt to his feet and stood by to assist his trainer.

Hanging on to his rod, the young man waited while the fish continued to take the line off his reel. The reel buzzed angrily, as though conveying the fish's displeasure directly to him. According to a friend who was an experienced angler, there were three types of fish. The first would attempt to flee immediately, tiring themselves out swiftly and allowing themselves to be reeled in and caught easily. The second type would play with the angler, allowing themselves to be reeled in rather easily to the pier before they dove into the legs of the pier in an attempt to entangle and break the lines. And then there was the third and last type that would have the stamina to resist from the very start till the bitter end.

Jae had a sinking feeling the fish he was up against belonged to the third category.

At long last, the fish slowed down, and Jae got to work. He lifted his rod till it was vertical to pull the fish in by a couple of feet, and the rod bent from the strain. Lowering his rod while reeling in the slack at the same time, he repeated the process again. It was slow and arduous, and any progress he got was easily undone when the fish tugged against the line and took off. With every pull of the rod, he could feel the muscles in his arms and lower back burn with the physical exertion, but slowly and surely he was reeling the fish in. After what seemed like an awfully long time, the fish finally broke the surface, and he caught his first glimpse of it. Despite the dim light of dusk, the luminous orbs on the fish were unmistakable. A Lanturn, just what he was looking for. The feisty Pokémon discharged a burst of electricity, warning him of the consequences if he were to persist. Undeterred, Jae continued to reel in the line slowly.

The fight was far from over; in fact, it had just begun. It was going to be a tough battle, one that he wouldn't be able to win alone. None of his Pokémon could swim, but thankfully there was a slope that led to a small floating platform at the end of the pier. "Stand by at the platform, Bouncer," he instructed while he continued to battle the Lanturn, and the Lopunny sprinted off immediately. "Bangtan, put on some gloves," he continued. "I might need you to keep the lines from getting tangled up with the pier's legs, so when that happens, grab the line and follow my directions." In response the Lucario nodded vigourously and put on a pair of soft gloves for protection.

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 Posted: 10/10/17, 12:05 pm
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(OOC: Haha, nope! That works perfectly!)

It wasn't long before the struggling and fighting against the constantly pulling line began to wear on her. She was strong and fast, the fastest of everyone she knew. But speed wasn't going to win out against the slow, steady pulling of the line attached to her lip. Trying to think quickly, she'd relax for a moment and give her muscles a quick break before continuing the fight. She was at the surface now, and the human had decided not to heed her electric warning and continued to reel her in. He was ready, right above the surface of the water with him pokémon in their places.

She stopped fighting. If this trainer wanted to catch her, his first move would be to weaken her with his own pokémon. If she continued to struggle against the line, at this rate she'd be too exhausted to fight and an easy target. Instead, she relaxed in hopes to gather up enough strength to actually put up a fight when the time came. She needed to save her strength for the battle, if there was going to be one. Sure enough, the human reeled her in easily, and up onto the floating platform next to the pier.

Lanturn was angry. This was not on her agenda for the day. Her agenda was to indulge herself on the delicacies along the sea floor before turning in for the night. This human had not only kept her from doing that, he pulled her from her home and away from her friends and family. She glared at the human and his pokémon. If any of them came near her, she'd zap them with whatever strength she had left. Sparks sizzled at the tops of her antennae. Opening her mouth, she let out the loudest, most intimidating roar she could manage.


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 Posted: 10/12/17, 11:08 am
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Noticing that it became increasingly easier to reel in the Lanturn, Jae narrowed down the possible explanations to two: either she had been tired out, or she was conserving her strength. And the answer revealed itself when Jae finally pulled her up onto the platform, to which she roared as loudly as she could while her antennae crackled with electricity. Clearly there was plenty of fight left in her. His guess was right: she had been conserving her strength.

And now for the real battle.

"Let's do this, Bouncer," Jae said, calling upon his most trusted partner. This was a familiar feeling, he and his Lopunny up against the fish Pokémon they had reeled up. When he was much younger, he and Bouncer would go down to the beach with his dad's beat-up fishing rod. Though he was terrible at fishing, he had nonetheless managed to land quite a number of aquatic Pokémon, and Bouncer would battle them before Jae attempted to catch them.

Today, their usual opening move wouldn't work; the Lanturn was an electric-type and was thus could not be paralysed by Thunder Wave. Instead, Jae would have to change things up a little.

"Dizzy Punch!" he instructed, and Bouncer obliged gladly. Sprinting rapidly towards her target, the Lopunny dodged and weaved erratically. Feinting a step to the left, she instead slipped towards the right. Now in melee range, she pulled back her fist and lashed out with a powerful right hook, hoping to disorient her opponent.

Bouncer used DIZZY PUNCH!


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 Posted: 10/13/17, 03:20 pm
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Now that she was up on the platform, the human didn't hesitate for a second to call upon one of his pokémon. He gave an order, and the rabbit-like pokémon charged forward. Lantern roared again, mostly out of frustration this time. She was still hooked to the line, and up on this platform out of the water she didn't have much choice when it came to movement. The Lopunny zigzagged back and forth, in quick motions, headed right for her. Lantern attempted to keep her eyes locked on her opponent, but it wouldn't do any good. She could barely move, aside from thrashing in place. The Lopunny, now within range, took a few swings at her.

For a moment she was blinded, the punches landing hard over her face and body. The force spun her in place, and she closed her eyes hoping to avoid getting dizzy. It failed. The speed and motion of her enemy caused her to get dizzy, and she felt as if she were seeing several of the same pokémon in front of her. Her head began to spin, as well as throb from the pain. Lanturn did the only thing she could think to do in that moment, which was release the electric energy she had been threatening with. Sparks shot out from her antennae in all directions, attempting to hit her opponent, though she couldn't tell where it was.

Lanturn is confused!
Lanturn used Discharge!




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 Posted: 10/14/17, 11:38 am
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Jae watched the Lanturn closely as Bouncer's punches landed. He wanted to weaken and capture the light Pokémon, not knock her out completely. Right now, the Lanturn certainly seemed confused, but she was likely still strong enough to break out of a Poké Ball.

"Careful, Bouncer," he cautioned, knowing that the Lanturn would surely unleash a powerful attack of her own. "Stay alert!"

His words barely left his lips when a loud crackle rang out. A shocking burst of electricity rippled forth with Bouncer at the epicentre of it. There was a burst of brilliant light and sparks flew everywhere. Somewhere within the devastating yet hauntingly beautiful light show, the Lopunny shuddered as the electricity threatened to paralyse her muscles, but she managed to shrug off the debilitating effects of the shocking burst.

As the sparks faded, Jae could see the true source of the light: Bouncer's body was coated with a reflective, shimmering layer of multicoloured light that steadily grew brighter and brighter. In the heat of the battle, she had been perceptive and quick enough to react. "Excellent, Bouncer!" Jae cheered, even though she was probably too focused to hear him.

With a blinding flash of light, Bouncer retaliated with her own burst of pure energy. Squinting against the glare, Jae shielded his eyes with one arm. At the same time he reached for a Poké Ball with the other. If things went his way, he would be able to capture the Lanturn soon.

Bouncer's Limber prevented Paralysis!

Bouncer used MIRROR COAT!


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 Posted: 10/16/17, 11:05 pm
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The electricity bursting from her antennae managed to hit the Lopunny after all. Lanturn felt a small amount of relief. At least she wasn't going down easily. Her head continued to spin however, and she wasn't sure how well her attack had hit or affected her opponent. There was so much going on, between being out of the water on a strange floating platform and having a hook in her mouth tied to some line that was attached to a human. A human that so happened to already have his own pokémon at the ready.

She was so preoccupied, trying to figure out what was where, that she wasn't prepared for her opponent's retaliation. Before she could react, the electricity she had given off seemed to linger around them, and within seconds she felt a tingling sensation against her own skin. Zaps of electricity worked their way over her muscles and she shuddered in pain. Everything froze for a moment as her muscles went rigid. When she was finally able to relax, she was exhausted.

Once again, the anger she felt grew stronger. She knew she wasn't a weak pokémon, she was strong. She was determined to prove she was strong. This wasn't fair. She was pulled from her home and forced to battle, and whatever move the pokémon had used caused her to lose her focus and confuse her. She could barely tell where her opponent was even standing. She let out another cry, releasing a large amount of bubbles from her mouth. She shot the bubbles in all directions, hoping to hit her opponent wherever it was standing.

Some of the bubbles popped against her own skin, and she winced in pain. How was this happening? How had she found herself in such an unfortunate situation and so quickly? She couldn't figure it out. And now, her own attack was backfiring, literally. The bubbles popped against her skin, irritating her entire body. She cried again, and began to worry if she was going to make it out of here alive. Would she see her friends and family again? She had to keep fighting, for them...


Lanturn is confused!
Lanturn hurt itself in confusion.



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Youngjae Hyun
 Posted: 10/17/17, 12:29 pm
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Bouncer's counterattack took the Lanturn completely by surprise. The Lanturn attempted to fight back by firing bubbles in all directions, but in her disoriented and confused state, her aim was completely off. Dropping the rod, Jae quickly moved in towards the wild Pokémon and motioned for his Lopunny to stand down for the moment.

Now for the tricky bit. The hook was still attached to the struggling Lanturn's lip, and he had to remove it quickly. Without any prompting from his trainer, Bangtan swiftly passed a pair of small pliers to Jae. Avoiding the bubbles as best as he could, he reached out tentatively, but a sudden movement startled him and he instinctively jumped backwards. Come on, Jae, you can do this. Taking a deep breath to steady his nerves, he made a second attempt. He held the Lanturn's head gently but firmly, such that she wouldn't thrash around and injure herself accidentally. With the pliers, he gripped the hook and released it using a smooth circular motion. "I'm sorry about the hook," he said to her softly. While he had done all he could to minimise the pain by using a soft circle hook, it was something he always felt quite bad about.

Hoping to make it before the Lanturn snapped out of her confusion, the young man retrieved the Poké Ball he had prepared and lightly pressed it against her head. He had a sneaking suspicion that his attempt to capture the Lanturn might have been premature, but he would rather take the risk and make the process as quick and painless as possible, rather than drag out the battle.

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 Posted: 10/18/17, 11:18 pm
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The bursting of the bubbles against her skin finally began to cease. Before she could think of anything else, she felt pressure on her head. Her first instinct was to resist, and she jerked away as best she could in her current state but didn't get very far. As badly as she wanted to fight back, she was exhausted, and could barely even see straight. Instead, she held still, breathing heavily as she took this moment to catch her breath.

The human had ended up next to her somehow. The pressure on her head was his hand, holding her in place. There was some movement that at first she couldn't tell where it was coming from, but then she felt it. The hook in her mouth was moving. It stung, and when she yelped she let loose a small surge of electricity. Anything touching her in that moment would get a nice good zap, including the trainer. She could feel the electric current surge through her antennae and out through the human's hand. She smirked, but within seconds the hook and the pressure on her head was released.

She was able to form one thought, that she was relieved the hook was out of her lip, before a click sounded nearby and her world went dark. She was no longer on the floating platform by the pier. There was no more human and his pokémon. There was no more pain or confusion. In fact, she began to feel better. She could relax. She was no longer in danger. Wait... this was an illusion, wasn't it? She wasn't safe. She was being imprisoned. The human had used a pokéball on her and she wasn't going to have it!

But the sleep came so easily. She was tired of fighting. The water, the other Lanturn, the sea floor buffet... it all faded away. None of that mattered. What mattered now was getting some rest, recovering, and starting another day. Lanturn finally gave in and let her eyes fall shut. Everything would be okay. She'd have her meal tomorrow. No worries.

What a day.


1... 2... 3... ding!

Congratulations! The wild Lanturn was captured!

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Clearly the Lanturn didn't like the hook either. Even though Jae managed to remove it in an instant, the discomfort was sufficient to trigger a response from her. With a loud crackle, she discharged yet another surge of electricity, and immediately Jae yelped in shock (literally) and withdrew his hand. This was just one of the hazards of being an electric-type specialist, and one that never got any easier to endure no matter how many times he got electrocuted.

The Lanturn was frightened and angry, of course. Anyone would be if they were suddenly dragged out of their familiar environment just like that. "But don't worry, everything will be alright," he said as he proceeded to tap the Poké Ball on her head.

He hoped that sentence was reassuring enough for her, and she did not resist when he attempted to capture her. And as the Poké Ball finally snapped shut with a clear click, his first priority was to get her to a Pokémon Centre.

"Let's pack up, folks," he declared. He took one last look at the waning sun as it dipped under the horizon, surrendering the day to the inevitable dusk. But that was alright, because tomorrow would be a new and better day.
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