TheKnightsFury Pretty quickly you come to the decision to assist the penguin pokemon. The natural order of predator and prey is one thing, but this outnumbering situation would only leave the Empoleon line decimated and the Sharpedo largely unsatisfied, as there would be nowhere near enough to go around. You go for your belt and unleash your Lapras unto the water. The mere presence of the new pokemon already draws the attention of several of the Sharpedo. You call out as Balerion drops you onto Argo's shell and Argo immediately breathes out a frosty breath just to the side of the penguin pokemon. The Male Empoleon who's claws were previously glowing green initially moves against the new intruder but seems to realize Argo is assisting them rather than attacking them. He gives a sqwuak to the younger pokemon and the three small ones make for the newly forming ice platform. A few of the Sharpedo are glanced by the attack and don't seem to be super hurt by it but the large platform is successfully created. You tell your jet-black Charizard to give provide cover with air slash. He does his best, now freed from your weight and begins flapping his wings sharply to provide cover to the retreating young pokemon. Slashes of air cut through the sky and blast several more Sharpedo away. In the meantime the two Empoleon resume fighting of the sharpedo, now less immediately worried about the safety of their young they are able to fight more freely, but also more recklessly it seems as the sharpedo seem to be landing more blows as well. Speaking of which your footing is somewhat shaken as a couple of the shark pokemon take bites into your largely immobile Lapras. A few also take leaps at the flying charizard but the only one to land a blow is one smart enough to use an Aqua Jet to increase its leaping speed. As you plan your next move you recall that you aren't there alone and glance up to see the rest of the scouting party. They seem to be heading down to assist you since you did not return to them and the giant ice platform probably clued them in as a signal that something is going down. You've cleared out a few sharpedo and made a platform of ice to provide you with some versatility to your environment. And while you have backup coming soon, the amount of sharpedo doesn't seem to be noticeably decreased. What will you do now?