Rolling in to Battle
Red and Lucas arrived once again in Shalour City, as the boys started to view the Tower of Mastery that they were in at the beginning of their adventures together; the two were starting to look back at their adventures and talking about how far they've come.
"You know, ever since we started I feel like we've become a lot closer as friends and stronger as Pokemon Trainers." Red said as he was looking at Lucas who was gazing at the Ocean waves lapping against the wall that the two were standing over.
"Yeah, you're right." said Lucas as his gaze was still on the rolling waters.
"you ok bro, is something wrong?"
"Oh sorry, I was just looking at the ocean."
"I'm guessing you also had some thoughts on your mind, huh?"
"Yeah, just reflecting back on our adventure, and how close we've gotten; not to mention having our family meet eachother."
"True and i'm sure we'll all be together for Christmas, anyways, want to go to the Gym and find Korrina?"
"Sure, let's go!"
"Hey Red, Hey Lucas!" called out a familiar voice as Red and Lucas turned around to find Korrina riding on a pair of skates approaching Red and Lucas. "Hey it's great to see you guys again."
"Oh, Hey Korrina, we we're just about to head over to the gym so I can challenge you to a battle." said Lucas, as Korrina smiled at him.
"Cool, so it seems like you've gotten stronger as a Pokemon Trainer, Lucas; i'll be happy to put you to the test, but first I want to know have you guys ever Roller Skated before?" asked Korrina as Red and Lucas looked at her and shook their heads back and forth.
"No we haven't, and it looks a bit dangerous." said Lucas as Korrina looked at the boys and gave them both a reassuring look.
"Well my gym also doubles as a Skating Rink, perhaps I can lend you both some Roller Skates and teach you both how to Roller Skate, and then after that i'll happily battle you Lucas." said Korrina as Red and Lucas followed Korrina who was skating off to her gym.
"Hey slow down Korrina, we don't have skates." Red said as he and Lucas ran as fast as they could to catch up to Korrina as they arrived over to the Shalour City Gym.
"Well here we are, let's go inside and i'll find you some skates." Korrina said as she opened the door with Red and Lucas following her in and saw a large skating rink with several rails, and a Pokemon Battle Ring in the center of the Rink. "Go sit on a bench and i'll find you some skates that'll fit you." Korrina went over to look for some skates that would fit Red and Lucas's Feet as the boys walked over to a bench to take off their shoes at.
"Hey Lucas, do you feel nervous about this?" Red was asking Lucas as he started to untie his shoe laces.
"Yeah, this looks dangerous; what if I fall?" Lucas said in a worrying tone as he was untying his shoes.
"I'm sure Korrina will help us and show us how to skate." Red said as he peeled his shoes off and wiggled his socked toes which made Lucas giggle.
"HAHAHA, the way you wiggle your toes is so funny, Red." said Lucas as he kicked his own shoes off and wiggled his socked toes as Red poked Lucas's socked sole. "HAHA Hey, that tickles." Lucas took his finger and poked Red's socked sole
"HAHA, that also tickles." The Boys' tickle party would come to a halt as Korrina came over with a pair of Boys skates that looked about the right size for both Lucas and Red.
"Hey guys, I got you some skates, here try them on." Korrina handed the skates to Red and Lucas as they both tried them on even though Lucas felt a bit nervous, he still put the skates on and tied the laces to tighten the skates on his feet.
"Hmm, I think I can do this." Lucas tried standing up, but the wheels moved which surprised the blonde psychic as he wobbled around as Korrina and Red both tried to help Lucas but Red's wheels were also moving Red to wobble as both Red and Lucas fell on their butts. "OOOWWWWWW!"
"Are you guys ok, maybe we should try taking this slowly." Korrina stretched out her hand and helped Lucas up as Red, used a rail to help himself up, while Lucas was still wobbling a bit, as Korrina held onto Lucas with Lucas holding Red's other hand for support. "Let's practice for a bit!" Red and Lucas nodded as the three made their way to the Rink for some Skating Lessons. "The best way to balance is to not move your feet around and just keep them stood still while your body moves forward." Red and Lucas nodded as they tried to stop their Feet from moving and held them still as their skates started moving forward.
"Are you feeling nervous?" asked Red
"Yeah, but I think I'll get the hang of it sooner or later." Lucas said confidently.
"I've never done this before either, but I think this can be fun if we just remain confident and not let our nerves take over us." Red said as The three made a lap around the rink as the three all held onto the rail at the wall.
"Do you guys think you can try to skate by yourselves; i'll watch over you guys if you need any help, and Lucas we'll have our battle in a few minutes, I hope you're ready."
"I am, ready." said Lucas as he and Red decided to skate by themselves and with some trial and error, the boys started to get the hang of skating on the rink; Lucas remember sliding in his socks with Red and used that as his motivation to move his body on skates on a rink along with Red, as Lucas's skating started to look much better.
"You're getting good at this."
"I think about us sliding in our socks as then just used that as my way to hold my balance and skate on the floor here."
"That's amazing you guys." Korrina said as she smiled at Red and Lucas as she took out a Pokeball as Lucas did as well. "Well are you ready for battle, Lucas."
"Yes I am, Korrina."
"You and Red saved me from those thugs in Lumiose City, and I consider you guys my friends, however don't expect me to go easy on you." Korrina said as she made her way to the Pokemon Stadium in the center as Lucas skated over to the Opposite side.
"I want you at your best, only losers win, when their rivals take it easy on them." said Lucas as he took a Pokeball out as Red went behind Lucas to cheer him on.
"Good luck bro, show her what you've learned on our awesome adventure." said Red as Lucas nodded and Korrina took a Popkeball out, ready for battle now.
"This will be a three on three Pokemon Battle and I will use fighting types, are you ready." Korrina tossed a Pokeball into the air. "Go Mienfoo!" cried Korrina as a bipedal, mustelid Pokemon with yellow and Red fur, with it's arms stretched out like it was ready to fight came out of the ball as Lucas took out his Pokedex.
"Mienfoo, the Martial Arts Pokémon; Mienfoo's battle moves become quicker and more precised with increased concentration." Lucas put away the Pokedex and then threw his Pokeball into the air.
"Go Flabebe!" Lucas called out his Flabebe as the adorable fairy flower Pokemon looked at the Meinfoo.
"That's really cute Lucas, but a real battle is about strength and let's show him why, Meinfoo, use Drain Punch.
"Use Fairy Wind, Flabebe!" Flabebe's Fairy wind blew away the oncoming attack by Meinfoo's Drain Punch and did quite a lot of damage to Mienfoo as the fighting type was weak to the fairy type, but due to the level difference Meinfoo didn't faint and was able to get back up to fight.
"Now Mienfoo go for a Force palm attack." Korrina ordered as Mienfoo hit the flowery fairy type with an open hand slap dad did very minimal damage."
"Use Razor Leaf on Mienfoo!" Flabebe hit Mienfoo with a series of sharp leaves that also did some damage to Mienfoo, but the fighting type was not done just yet.
"Go for a jumping kick attack!" Mienfoo leaped into the air to try to deliver a devastating kick to Flabebe.
"Dodge and use Vine whip!" Flabebe's Vines wrapped themselves around Mienfoo's leg and as Flabebe used it's vines to toss Mienfoo into the air and send it crashing into the ground; Mienfoo tried to recover but it fainted since it was weak against Fairy Types, As Korrina returned Mienfoo back into it's Pokeball.
"That was pretty cool, Lucas, but now it's time for me to take full flight; Go Hawlucha!" cried Korrina as she called out a bipedal Hawk like bard with Red and white Fur with markings on it's face that looks like a Wrestling Mask, and wings that resembled a cape. Lucas once again took out his Pokedex to record it's Data.
"Hawlucha, the Wrestling Pokémon; possessing an artistic way of executing its moves, Hawlucha takes great pride in their elegance." Lucas put away his Pokedex and continued to battle with Flabebe.
"Ok Flabebe go for Fairy Wind!"
"Spread your wings and use a wing attack to cut through the fairy wind!" a Glow of light formed on Hawlucha's Wings as Lucas's Flabebe started to blow a Fairy Wind as Hawlucha launched two glowing projectiles from t's wings as they soared through the fairy wind and hit Flabebe with contact damaging it, but at the same time, Hawluch took damage from Fairy Wind. "Now go up in the air for a Flying Press Attack!" Hawlucha jumped into the air and spread it's wings to fly over and used it's weight on the Flabebe.
"Hurry and use Razor Leaf, now!" Lucas ordered Flabebe to fire several sharp leaf pedals but the Hawlucha's Weight came down like a ton of bricks on Flabebe as Flabebe was down for the count leaving Lucas now one Pokemon short in the battle, as Lucas took his Pokeball and called back his Flabebe. "Well I guess now's a Good a time as ever to use the one Red gave me." Lucas said as thought came into his head of Red giving him a Pokemon as a gift.
"I want to thank you for comforting me, and being a true friend to me, and to show my appreciation, I want to give you this." Red handed Lucas a Pokeball as Lucas looked at Red
"I don't think I can accept this, i'd rather catch a Pokemon, not be given one." Lucas said as Red continued to persuade him.
"I know but you'll need this one in your battle with Korrina not to mention it's a Psychic type that matches who you are as a person, go ahead and open it." Red said as Lucas opened the ball and a bipedal, yellow fox type Pokemon came out of it. "This is Abra, A Psychic Type Pokemon, he will be a perfect partner for you to use in battle, and when you use him, I want you to think of me." Red said as Lucas approached him with a hug.
"Thank you, Red!"
Lucas snapped out of his thoughts, realizing a battle with him and Korrina was still going on. "Go Abra!" Lucas called out his Abra who stood ready to fight Hawlucha "Go for a Psyshock attack!"
"Hawluch, flying kick now!" Hawluch leaped into the air to deliver a strong kick, but Lucas's Abra used it's Psychic energy to create a projectile that made contact with Hawlucha as the attack was super effective on the Hawlucha making it faint as Korrina returned it to it's Pokeball. "You're getting better Lucas, now it's time for my last resort. "Go Lucario!" Korrina called out her Lucario as Red looked over and thought of something.
"If she used Mega Evolution, Lucas wouldn't stand a chance, because none of his Pokemon have Fully Evolved yet, wait a second me and Lucas both have Exp share his Wartortle, I think?" Red was thinking as Lucas looked to continue fighting with Abra against Korrina's Lucario.
"Go for Aura Sphere!" Lucario shot a blue aura sphere at Lucas's Abra as Lucas was ready to counterattack.
"Psychock attack!" Abra fired another psychic projectile as both projectiles met eachother, as an energetic explosion blew away both Pokemon damaging them both.
"Power up punch!"
Lucario tried attacking Abra with a Psychic attack but Lucas's Abra pushed back and made contact with Psychic taking down Lucario's health to the Bare minimum.
"This isn't over yet, time for my secret weapon!" Korrina took out her ring and pressed down on the Mega Stone which caused a Glowing Aura to form around Lucario; Lucario was Mega Evolving into Mega Lucario. "Mega Lucario."
"No Fair, that's cheating." Lucas whined realizing Abra won't stand a chance.
"I told you, I wasn't going to go easy on you, Now Lucario charge up and hit Abra with your Aura Sphere." Lucario blasted Lucas's Abra with Aura Sphere and this time Abra stood no chance do to it's Level and was easily defeated by Korrina's Mega Evolved Lucario, leaving Lucas wondering what to use against Korrina, as he thought long and hard.
"Wartortle, you're my only hope; now GO!" Lucas tossed his Pokeball to call out Wartortle, however Wartortle looked a lot different he was huge in size with a bulkier head, a large shell with two pipes coming out of it, and much more heavier in weight. "This can't be?" Lucas cried as he took out his Pokedex to record his altered Pokemon.
"Blastoise the Evolved for of Wartortle; Blastoise has water spouts that protrude from its shell, the water spouts are very accurate, and they can shoot bullets of water with enough accuracy to strike empty cans from a distance of over 160 feet." Lucas put away his Pokedex and just remebered he was holding a Mega Ring with a Mega Stone in it and looked over at Red.
"Use Mega Evolution on Blastoise." Red said as Lucas nodded and pushed the Mega Ring in and then a light surrounded Blastoise, Mega Evolving it into, Mega Blastoise. Mega Blastoise stood across from Mega Lucario as the two Mega Evolved Pokemon, looked ready to fight.
"This battle is just getting started, Now Lucario, use Bone Rush attack." Lucario whipped out a bone like weapon and came rushing at Blastoise but Lucas was able to react.
"Use Aqua Tail on Lucario." Blastoise turned it's back as a watery aura formed on it's tail as Blastose spun around the moment Lucario came charging at it with it's bone weapon and struck Lucario with it's attack but at the ame time Blastoise was hit by the weapon as both Pokemon took damage. "Use your Watergun, now!"
"Use Aura Sphere!" Korrina commanded as Lucario fired another Aura Sphere, this time at Blastoise while Blastoise shot a watergun attack as both attacks made contact with eachother. "Power up Punch, Now!"
"Use your Skull Bash attack!" Lucario would come charging once again at Blastoise with a Power Up Punch, but Blastoise took off like a Jet and as soon as Lucario threw it's Punch it made contact with Blastoise's Skull Bash attack resulting in both Pokemon flying in opposite directions each taking damage as both Pokemon were starting to show signs of exhaustion.
"Lucario, let's finish this right now; show him the Power of the Aura with your Aura Storm attack!" Lucario floated into the air and gathered up energy to create a powerful aura attack, that both Red and Lucas remembered from the Brawl Tournament.
"Lucas hurry before Lucario attacks!" cried Red
"Withdraw at once, Blastoise!" Blastoise, hid itself inside of it's own Shell as Lucario fired Aura storm at the ground which Caused Blastoise shell to fly spiining, which made Lucas react. "Rapid Spin!" with that command Blastoise spun itself rapidly and launched itself at Lucario, painfully making contact with Lucario. "Now use Hydro Pumo!" Blastoise Then Fired A Huge Gush of Water that nailed Lucario sending the Aura Jackal Pokemon to the ground as Lucario returned to it's normal state defeated as Blastoise would be the last one standing also retuening to normal Blastoise as Lucas called back Blastoise and Korrina called back Lucario; Lucas was the winner with Lucas smilling as Red went up to Lucas and shared a high five and a hug together/
"All right you did it again, Lucas!" said Red high fiving and hugging Lucas.
"Not me, Red, my Pokemon and me, and also you as well; this was our win." Korrina approached the boys with a smile.
"That was a great battle Lucas, you really have gotten a lot stronger, and I can see how close you and Red have become; which is why I happily present you with this the Rumble Badge." Korrina handed Lucas a badge that resembled a Boxing Glove and another hand. "Even though we were rivals, I do consider you guys good friends to me and I really want us to stay friends forever."
"That's a great idea, Korrina, why don't we all celebrate together?" offered Red as Korrina smiled.
"You got it, let's do it, boys." said Korrina as she left the Gym with Red and Lucas, but not before a Nurse Joy approached the three, outside of the Gym.
"Red, Lucas there you guys are, I got a cal lfrom Sycamore; he wants to know where you guys want to spend Christmas at?"
"Ok we'll go over and give him a cal land talk to him." said Red as he, Lucas, and Korrina all made their way to the Pokemon Center to get their Pokemon healed up and so they can call Sycamore to discuss, Holiday Travel Plans. Red, dialed the Number, and Sycamore's face showed up on the screen.
"Hey guys, how's the adventure?"
"Great, I beat Korrina and won the rumble badge, not to mention my Wartortle evolved into Blastoise." said Lucas with a smile
"That's great to hear, she didn't go easy on you, did she?" Sycamore asked as Lucas shook his head back and forth. "Didn't think so, anyways, i'm planning on getting Professor Oak, your Dad, Red's mom, and the two of you to Snowbelle City to spend Christmas together; we'll rent a cabin and there will be plenty to do there for Christmas; so what do you say?"
""Sounds awesome, we're in, and can Korrina come with us?" offered Red as Korrina looked at them.
"But the Gym?"
"Sure Korrina can come, most Gym Leaders close their Gyms for the Holidays anyways, so I see nothing wrong with bringing her along; anyways, go ahead and pack up your stuff and we'll all come along tommarow and drive up to Snowbelle City." Sycamore hung up as Red, Lucas, and Korrina all looked at eachother with excitement.
"Looks like we're all going to spend Christmas with our extended Family and Friends now." said Red as he put his arms around Lucas and Korrina.
"This will be a lot of fun, and being on a snowy mountain for Christmas, I can't wait." said Lucas
"Thank you guys for the offer, I really appreciate it guys, i'll invite my Grandfather to, this will be a great Christmas for all of us comming up. The three then shared a group hug together as a sign of true friendship; what adventure will await them on the Mountains near Snowbelle City? Find out on the upcoming, Holiday Episode of Surrogate Brothers.
To Be Continued.