- Nov 2, 2019
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"Eeeh," Jake grunted. This barbarian of a Pokémon was not letting up! First a Night Slash at Frillish, then a Stone Edge! What was making the Barbaracle act so aggressive?Zorchic- Stuck in the unwanted embrace of the Barbaracle, you kick and scream as hard and as loud as you can. Heath's Pokemon were doing well at keeping the Binnacle occupied at least. The Heliolisk and Haryiama worked together, with Heliolisk draining some of the health from them before Haryiama smashes them with thrusts of its massive hands. This clears the way for your Pokemon to come to your aid. Buizel's Sonic Boom strikes the Barbaracle's legs, but it does little to the bulky Water type. Lucario curves an Aura Sphere right into the Barbaracle's head, the Fighting type having a great amount of control over the aura based attack. This rattles the Barbaracle and for a moment you feel it loosen its grip. It isn't for long enough unfortunately, as it doubles down and clamps you tighter, causing your arms and legs to ache. Frillish wraps itself around the Barbaracle and begins to leech away at it with an Absorb. The attack had worked well against Buizel when you had first encountered it, but unfortunately the Barbaracle was much stronger.
The hands on Barbaracle's shoulders lash out, swatting at Frillish with a super effective Night Slash. The ghost is forced to retreat out of melee range, before it is overpowered. With a stomp of its feet, the Barbaracle summons pillars of stone from beneath the ground. Lucario and Buizel are struck, the Fighting type endures the hit well, while Buizel is sent soaring through the air by the powerful hit. The Barbaracle was proving to be as relentless as it was powerful. Thankfully Heath is having an easier time with the Binnacle, his Pokemon easily dealing with their weaker attacks. "Don't worry Jake, we will have you free in no time, just hang on!"
"Hang on, Buizel!" Jake urged, struggling in the hold of the Rock- and Water-type. The trainer needed to distract the Barbaracle, and so quickly devised another plan.
"Yo, Barbaracle," Jake said casually, trying to make conversation, though it was hard to stay calm in a Pokémon's tight grasp. "What up? Got a King to guard?" Jake smiled. "I give you a deal. I got some Berries in my Bag—especially Rindo Berries. Let me go, let us pass, and I'll give you some, maybe all of my Berries. What do you say? Sound good?" Jake knew that Rindo Berries weakened the damage from a super-effective Grass-type move, and since both Rock and Water, Barbaracle's types, were weak to Grass, Jake figured that Rindo Berries would be especially enticing for a Pokémon like Barbaracle. The young Aura Guardian knew that he and Heath's Pokémon would preferably have to hold back for a moment, and only attack then if Barbaracle declined Jake's offer and went on the attack again.
Meanwhile, Jake motioned for the others not to attack yet, by awkwardly using his hands to form a stop sign. "Everyone, don't attack unless the Barbaracle lashes out at me!" he whisper-shouted, turning his head in the opposite direction from Barbaracle's and thus facing his own Pokémon and Heath and his Pokémon. (The rest of Jake’s body was still twisted toward the Barbaracle, thanks to the tight grip of the seven-limbed Pokémon.)
Next, Jake thought up a "telepathical" message, though he was doubtful if it would reach them, or even go out, due to the large amount of interference. He hoped that at least Lucario, the Aura Pokémon, would sense it with his own innate aura abilities. Okay, here goes... he thought.
If Barbaracle does attack, Buizel, douse the Barbaracle with a Water Gun! Lucario, then try another Psychic and hold Barbaracle back! I might be able to get free then. Frillish, be ready to launch a Water Pulse at the Collective Pokémon!