Sting tried to keep its eyes on the original Birdy, but soon lost sight of it in the Double Team. He shook his head to concentrate, but couldn't tell which one was the real Birdy. Shawn didn't know how to counter that move, but he would not give up.
"Sting, use your Poison Sting, but fan the attack out as much as you can."
Sting nodded, opening its pincers again, revealing the poisoned needles. Starting at the ones in the center, he shot out the needles at each pokemon he saw, hoping to at least hit the real one.was
Mouser squeeked his defiance as the drapion bit him, his fur bristling. But in the end, the attack proved too much, and he fainted. Kiki stomped her foot and returned the mouse. She grabbed Birdy's ball and hurled it, revealing the tiny bird.
"Birdy! Double Team!" she cried, and Birdy obliged, making many copies of himself, chattering at Sting, happy to battle!
If either Shawn or Sting were surprised by Mouser's sudden attack, they didn't show it. Sting felt the impact, but shrugged it off, still full of energy. Fortunately, the mouse was still close to Sting, so another attack would land.
"Sting, time for Thunder Fang!" he called to his partner. Sting lunged forward, teeth bared and glowing a pale yellow. With a chance of flinching and paralyzing, this move may make or break the battle.
Kiki smirked at this and assumed a pose, her hand up in the air as the needles flew at Mouser, who creeched loudly. Really? He was going to panic because of a few large needles tipped with deadly venom? Why on earth would he be frightened of that?
"Mouser! Hit him with Quick Attack!" Kiki shouted happily, as if she were the happiest person in the world. Mouser looked like he was deading this, and even as the needles hit him on the top of his head, he began glowing with energy, breaking out into a swift dash, right at Sting, faster than the eyes could follow.
Tail Whip caused Sting to lower his guard a little, but still kept his eyes locked on the little fuzzball. Since Mouser would keep its distance, Shawn decided to try his luck.
"Sting," he called out, "use your Poison Sting."
Sting nodded and opened its pincers, revealing tiny purple-tinted darts. Sting took aim at the little mouse pokemon and roared as the needles shot out at his opponent. If nothing else, maybe the needles would hurt bad enough for the Rattata to come closer. Maybe the poison will take effect, too.
Shawn saw that Mouser was a little shaken from its attack. It seemed to...flinch. Shawn was smiling a little more, getting more confident. "Sting, use this opportunity to use your Acupressure attack, " he called to his partner.
Sting responded with a nod and straightened his back. He moved his pincers behind him and clamped down on his back. As he did this, his muscles got stronger, feeling his strength increase. He locked eyes with Mouser, daring it to attack again.
Ace trainer? Shawn was very nervous, hoping he would do good enough to keep up with her. A Ratatta came out, looking scared. It seemed to be as nervous as he was. "Let's go, Sting!" he called, throwing the pokeball out. The Drapion stretched and flexed its pincers, ready for the fight.
Kiki grinned and held her pokeball out at Shawn. Utterly unbidden, a memory floated into her mind, and she blurted out her old greeting back in the past.
"Ace Trainer Kitty, ready for battle!" she said, grinning, then she paused. "Er... Actually... I'm not really an Ace Trainer... I haven't really battled in over a year..." she mumbled, "Not since... Never mind, go, pokemon!"
with that she hurled the pokeball and revealed Mouser, who squeeked weakly.
He nodded and walked outside, standing a few feet away. Shawn faces Kiki, with a pokeball in hand. "This will be my first trainer battle." he said to her, a little nervousness in his voice. "I hope I can give you a good time."
Kiki grinned. She was so happy to battle her very best friend. As soon as his pokeballs were taken and returned, she thrust her own into the nurse's hands. After she got hers back she smiled and tossed a ball randomly into the air and caught it, her eyes shining happily.
"Alright! Let's go outside and battle!" she said happily.
Shawn nods, walking with her to the pokemon center. He sets his pokeballs on the counter, smiling as he waits for them to get healed. He looks at Kiki, who was very excited about the battle. Shawn, though, wasn't so sure.