ftp, ftp CONTINUED Sept 18, 2010 7:19:10 GMT -5
Post by Krows! on Sept 18, 2010 7:19:10 GMT -5
Rex had not counted on the Low Kick being so fast. The Larvitar had thought that she was prepared by the Machop's opening words, but this came as a rude shock to her. As it was, she failed to dodge the blow; it slammed into her shoulder, thanks to the fact that she at least managed to curl up, and rammed her bodily sideways.
And it hurt.
Gasping at the pain as it peaked, the Larvitar skidded along the ground, tears springing to her eyes. "That hurt! Fighting is so… scary—"
It was an order, not a plea, from Jun. Rex's head snapped back to face him, biting her lip as tears spilt over.
"Stop wallowing! You're supposed to fight, nitwit!"
Her trainer gave a stern nod. "As he says. Stand up. Face your opponent."
Biting her lower lip and swiping at her eyes determinedly, Rex stumbled to her feet, wincing at her shoulder. The Larvitar took a deep breath, willing herself to forget the pain – she was a Rock-type, darn it. She wasn't going to let it overwhelm her. Shifting back into her stance, she looked to Xuan for guidance.
"Screech, and Sandstorm after." The moves made sense; her other attacks would only be half as effective on the Machop; might as well go in for a durable, if slow-wearing, attack. With luck, the Sandstorm might make it hard for the Machop to see his foe, though it would work both ways. Screeching, of course, would help to lower his defences and allow for Rex's attacks to deal more damage.
The Larvitar raised her head and let out a tearing call, straining at the very edges of hearing. The high frequencies would seriously hurt those in the vicinity. Scowling, Jun clapped his paws over his ear-holes; Xuan did likewise. Then, pawing at the ground with both hind legs and supporting her body with her forearms (though favouring her hurt arm visibly), Rex brought up a stream of sand that quickly evolved to a full-scale, if not more erratic, Sandstorm.
Machop could see the Sandstorm easily before it hit, but before that there had been the Screech; a move he hadn't seen heading his way. The sudden horrible noise made the Fighting type Pokemon grit his teeth, angered but managing to calm himself down as he felt his defense stat drop rather significantly. The Sandstorm was next, an attack that wasn't exactly dodgable. The storm swept across the battlefield, raging strongly to cause Machop damage, but not Rex due to her typing. The storm then faded a fair bit, just being gentle winds sweeping a little sand about. It would continue to flare up again on every turn, of course; that was how it worked.
Now, finally his turn to get his own back. Firstly, he decided to use a Leer and see how Rex liked having her defense lowered, although he knew it wouldn't be as effective as the Sreech had been. The humanoid Pokemon locked his eyes on hid opponent, hlaring at them in a feirce Leer to lower her defense stat a little. He then raced towards the Larvitar in another Fighting type attack, although this time it was a Karate Chop attack, quite a bit stronger than the Low Kick had been. He moved his hand back to get in a good swing as he drew nearer with his Karate Chop.
((Does it work this way?))