- Dec 19, 2011
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ShadowDRGN- The battle was on and Boss was raring to go. This was about more than learning a new move, this was also about proving to Buizel that you have what it takes to be its trainer. Both Boss and Buizel seem to be going for the same tactic, with both aiming to nail Power-Up Punch out of the gate! The pair rush towards each other, gathering strength into their right paws. You watch the pair carefully, Buizel seems to be gathering a lot more energy, while Boss seemed to be more concentrated on landing the attack itself. As the two come together, Boss nails Buizel in the chest with his Power-Up Punch, unfortunately while the attack connects it seems as though he didn't receive the boost! Buizel is thrown off by the blow, he'd been more focused on gathering the energy for the attack. He swings his punch as he is knocked backwards, he misses but some of the energy he had gathered for the attack remains with him, increasing his attack! Two attempts of the same move, two very different results. Buizel looks a bit disgruntled, he doesn't like that Boss managed to land the first hit. The Water type leaps into the air, its tail spinning like a propeller as it lets out a powerful Sonic Boom. Boss is knocked backwards by the attack and Buizel presses the advantage. It follows up with a Water Gun, slamming the Pancham in the chest with a powerful stream of water. While one of the purposes of this battle was to master Power-Up Punch, it was important not to focus solely on that. This was the first time you'd actually seen Buizel battle, it wasn't in a position to fight when you'd originally encountered it. It seemed to be fighting with purpose, it wasn't just going to roll over and concede. Boss had a real fight on his paws...
Jason watches with a current of excitement running through him as the two Pokemon gather up energy for their first use of this new technique. The dueling Pokemon clash, and he lets out a woop as Boss manages to inch in the first blow, but a moment later his eyes go wide as he notices that the energy he was gathering dissipated in order to strike earlier, while Buizel was able to nail the effect even when he couldn't land it onto Boss.
"Woah... He's a fast learner. Alright, le-" Jason goes to command Boss again, before he's cut off by Buziel jumping into the air and nailing his Pancham with the sharp force of a Sonic Boom rippling through the air. As he watches Buizel purposefully continues the pressure with a pinpoint Water Gun, he realizes that he focused too much on emphasizing that they learn Power-Up Punch that he forgot to think about what would happen after the first exchange, while Buizel is fighting steps ahead not just to learn, but to win.
Boss stumbles up to his feet and spits into the grass, glancing back fiercely at Buizel. That second blow caused him to lose the leaf he'd been chewing on all morning to make himself look tough, and the wound to his image further intensifies the sparks flying between the two Pokemon. He glances back to Jason and makes a gesture of knocking his paw against his skull, "get your head in the game, man!" he seems to say, chiding his Trainer a bit.
Jason takes a deep breath and nods to him, "right!" He looks out over the field ahead of him and strategizes. Those two attacks from Buizel didn't utilize the attack boost from Power-Up Punch, but Boss isn't the best against special attacks, either. If Buizel goes for a Move that takes advantage of the boost, he'll be in serious trouble, though. He'll need to quickly find a combination that will help him keep up with the damage he's taken now, and the damage Buizel will inflict in his next volley... Ah! I got it!
"Boss! Soften Buizel up with a Leer, then try your Power-Up Punch again! Don't worry about landing it, just try to get the boost, then you can blow him away with Arm Thrust!" Jason commands. Hopefully, the combination of decreasing Buizel's defense and increasing Boss' attack will result in an overwhelming series of strikes!
Boss smirks and nods, turning back to his opponent with a sharp glare in his eye that says, you're in for it, now... He tightens up his stance and holds paws up to his face as he concentrates power into one of his arms. With a deep breath, he suddenly rushes towards his opponent to give him a left hook, with the intent to launch a flurry of open-handed strikes with his right as soon as he has an opening!