|Pokemon Drama Island
Author: DarkReconz PM
Inspired by Dark Amphithere comes another Pokemon competition story. 34 Pokemon travel to an island in order to partake in a competition for 100,000 Pokedollars and treats. With hosts siblings Latias and Latios, the competitors are in for one zany, action-packed, deceptive, horrifying, cringe-inducing, romantic, and, last but not least, hilarious ride.Rated: Fiction T - English - Humor/Adventure - Chapters: 12 - Words: 82,435 - Reviews: 103 - Favs: 31 - Follows: 27 - Updated: 08-06-12 - Published: 04-09-11 - id: 6892102
|A+ A- Full 3/4 1/2 Expand Tighten|
Sorry for the extremely long wait, I was in a coma for a couple months…just kidding! I just had bad writer's block and I've been working on an animation at the same time. Yeah, not smart.
I've decided to change the confessionals a little bit, making them more like DA's style since the format fits better that way.
This is also the longest chapter so far, yeah, I went all out with 10,000+ words.
This will be the last chapter I don't do a summary for, since a good portion of you seem to want them.
Bisharp was laying down on his back on the beach. In his hand was the stone he had found after the last challenge. He held it up to sky and looked at the sun with it. It was black, though a bit transparent, and reflected the sun's rays.
"Curious, curious indeed." He muttered to himself. "It's pretty hard and dense, maybe it's a gemstone."
Unknown to Bisharp, someone was watching him from afar, watching him intently.
"Looks like someone's found my little 'present'." Said a mysterious figure in the confessional. "I surely hope he savors it…" they finished, flashing a large grin.
Latios was washing laundry. He and Latias had switched back from being host and co-host after Latias did a horrible job. He was putting dirty tablecloths in the washing machine, when all of a sudden, the hose in the back lifted up and started spraying him in the face.
"Ack-pbth-wh-blub-pff-glub-" Latios blubbered as he tried to get away from the water. He held his hands in front of him, holding the water back as he was slowly pushed to the floor. As soon as he hit the floor, he felt pain. More specifically, mousetraps had snapped onto his backside.
"AUGH!" He shouted loudly, when all of a sudden, more mousetraps fell onto him and snapping onto him in the process.
"Ow." He said in an extremely high-pitched voice as he sat on the ground in the laundry room, his eye twitching in pain.
"Oh god, if I had sides, they would be aching so much right now!" Rotom laughed with Lampent in the confessional.
"Creepy floating jack-o-lantern next time?" Lampent suggested as she laughed.
"Totally!" Rotom said as he high-fived Lampent.
"Everyone, may I have your attention please. Meet me at the south beach for the next challenge." Latias's voice blared through the speakers. "Also, Nurse Audino, it's that challenge so you better come too. Bring a couple gurneys and lots of painkillers and bandages just in case."
"Gurneys? Painkillers? Bandages? Sounds like things Sawk needs on a daily basis." Absol said with a slight tone of amusement in his voice. "But seriously, what the heck are we doing? I'll pass if we're climbing another mountain again. We all know how well that went last time."
Sawk looked determined. "By no means will I require any one of the aforementioned items today. I guarantee it!" He pumped his arms into the air but hit the wall. "Owwww…"
A little at a time, the campers gathered at the south beach. In the water, was a large rectangular platform suspended a couple feet in the air. Placed next to it were two stepladders.
Latioas and Latias both appeared, Latios with a bandage wrapping all over his body.
"Woah, who decided to anger a Confagrigus?" Blitzle chuckled.
"I don't want to talk about it." Latios grumbled.
"Leaving mummy-Pokemon aside, today, you'll be fighting doubles battles against the other team!" Latias exclaimed enthusiastically.
"Wait, both teams have an odd number of members." Gardevoir commented.
"And they have two more members than we do." Zangoose added.
"I was getting to that." Latias said with a growl. "Seriously are all of you this impatient?"
"Yes." Stunfisk said in a monotone voice.
"Moving on. Lugias, for this challenge, you'll have to sit someone out. Whoever sits will be given immunity for the night should your team lose. Ho-ohs, you guys get to bring back a former camper to help you out for this challenge only. You have five minutes, so make your picks."
"So who should we sit out?" Roserade asked.
"Well first, who wants to sit out?" Bisharp asked.
Almost everyone raised their hand.
Bisharp put a hand to his forehead, "Ugh, I don't have time for this. Just decide it with a game of rock-paper-scissors, I don't really care. Hey, anyone got some aspirin?"
A couple of the war council members looked at him quizzically.
"Bisharp isn't taking an initiative? This is a first," said Lucario.
Bisharp was still gripping his head, "I've got this massive headache all of a sudden, it's like my head is buzzing with a hive of Combees. Makes it hard to think."
"So who do we have to choose from?" Feebas asked.
"There's Pineco, Doduo, Numel, Cyogonal, and Chinchou, to choose from." Spiritomb answered. "Personally, I think Cryogonal would be the best choice."
"Why's that?" Persian asked. "He nearly killed us the last time he battled."
"Well yes, but that just shows how much power he has. He was the most powerful member we had on our team. He would be perfect for this challenge. What do you all think?"
"While I think he's dangerous, he's out best bet for this challenge, so yes." Serperior said.
"Five minutes are up!" Latias shouted. "Are all of your decisions made?"
"Yeah, I'm sitting out for the challenge." Stunfisk drawled.
Latias scowled. "Very well then." She growled. "Ho-ohs?"
"We would like Cryogonal to come and help us." Spiritomb said casually.
The other team gasped. They were going to have a hard time against the most destructive and powerful camper.
"Okay then. I'll make a call and bring Cryogonal back. In the meantime, split your team into six teams of two for the double battles. Write them all down on separate pieces of paper and put them in the box on the table with your team's insignia on it. We'll then call out teams to fight each other on the platform in the water. The team that either knocks out the other team or knocks them off the platform will win the round. The first team to get four wins will win the challenge. In the case of a three to three tie, a winning duo from each team will be sent up to battle as the final tiebreaker. Now get deciding."
"Okay, just pair up with someone you think you'll do well with. I'll pair up with whoever's left. My splitting headache's getting worse." Bisharp said with a wave.
Lampent and Rotom immediately got together while Roserade tapped Lucario on the back, who nodded. Spinarak jumped on Espeon's back who made a small battle cry, which amused Espeon and she mimicked Spinarak's action. Blitzle clopped over to Kingdra who gave agreed to partner with him.
Gardevoir walked over to Zoroark and tapped him on the shoulder. He looked over, and immediately turned back, prepared to walk away. However, Gardevoir garbed his right arm before he could get away.
"Listen," she said in a stern voice, "I don't know what you're hiding here and I doubt anyone else here knows either. No matter who you pair up with, they might find out. Only I know, so by pairing up with me, no one else will learn." Zoroark bit his lip in thought.
"Please realize that I'm only trying to help you," she continued, "I won't pry into it if you don't feel like talking about it."
After a couple seconds, the fox let out a long sigh.
"Let's do it."
Zoroark sighed. "Gardevoir brought up a good point. She's the only person I can really trust right now. I just hope that I don't have tell her my secret before I leave, we all know it's coming."
That left Joltik by himself to pair with Bisharp, both of them not minding much.
Spiritomb was making the pairs for his team.
"Magneton and Aron, you two will work together, use magnetism somehow to coordinate attacks. Zangoose and Altaria, unleash death from above. Absol, watch Sawk's back."
"Moving on, I think Cloyster should be paired with Cryogonal. You know what happened last time when those two went on a rampage."
Absol shuddered, he remembered all too well.
"I'll pair with Persian, leaving Feebas and Serperior to pair together. No offense to you Feebas, but you're probably the weakest member here so I put you with one of the stronger members of the team."
Feebas nodded, slightly depressed, while Serperior snickered.
Serperior was happy, "Spiritomb thinks I'm one of the stronger members of the team? That's awesome, I feel so much better about myself!"
"A little flattery never hurt," Spiritomb said, "I just hope he doesn't get in over his head and loses it for us."
"Okay everyone, let's get this challenge underway!" Latias shouted in a mic at the table, "The first two teams fighting are…Lampent and Rotom vs. Spiritomb and Persian. Quite a fight wouldn't you say brother?"
Latios however, wasn't by her side. Instead, he was standing in front of Stunfisk, looking at a board behind the flounder. He was staring at it with a thoughtful gaze.
"10 pokedollars on the cat with a rock." He said, putting down the money on a table.
"Thank you kindly," Stunfisk said with a smile, "Here's your ticket."
"Why are you making bets?" Latias shouted, "And why does he get to be the bookie?"
"Relax sis, everyone else is doing it." Latios said nonchalantly.
Sure enough, all the other contestants were holding a ticket in their hands discussing amongst one another. Even the interns had tickets.
"If that's the case then…10 pokedollars on the other two!" Latias shouted.
"Umm, can we start already?" Spiritomb asked, sweatdropping while the other three fighters had annoyed expressions on their face.
Latios floated over to a conveniently located gong and held up a gong mallet, "1st match. Persian and Spiritomb vs. Rotom and Lampent. Gong yi tanpai!" He shouted as he hit the gong.
"What?" Rotom asked.
"I would assume it means go," Spiritomb said. "Shadow Ball!" He shouted as a large black orb was fired from his body, hitting Lampent.
"Ow! That hurt! Take this, Shadow Ball!" Lampent shouted, firing a similar orb of energy at Spiritomb.
Spiritomb dodged the attack, which hit Persian, who yawned.
"Can you keep it down? I need my beauty sleep!" She shouted.
"Thunderbolt!" "Fire Spin!" Rotom and Lampent shouted simultaneously, firing at Spiritomb.
"Protect." Spiritomb said as a barrier formed around him, blocking the ghost duo's attacks but getting caught in a ring of fire.
"Persian, I could use a little help here!" He shouted.
"Stop sleeping and help me out!" Spiritomb shouted with a tick mark.
Still no reply.
"Help me out you tr-" He stopped that Persian was gone from her original position as the flames dispersed. Instead, she was sleeping on the beach. He mentally cursed as he realized that while in the fire ring, the other team had used Psychic to bring Persian out of the ring.
"Shadow Ball!" He heard before getting hit by two Shadow Balls, getting knocked out of the ring.
"And the Lugias take the first round!" Latias shouted happily while her brother had his face on the table.
"There goes my 10 bucks…" he groaned.
"Aww cheer up bro, read the names for the next round as I make some more cash.
"Fine," Latios said as he fished in the boxes, "Next round, we have Magneton and Aron going up against Kingdra and Blitzle. Hoorah. Stunfisk, 10 pokedollars on the Lugias!"
The competitors headed to the platform as everyone else made their bets and Latios headed to the gong.
"2nd Match. Aron and Magneton vs. Kingdra and Blitzle. En Garde. Allez."
"What?" Aron and Blitzle asked at the same time.
"It means go ahead in French." "BZZT. GO AHEAD IN FRENCH. BZZT." Kingdra and Magneton said simultaneously. They looked at each other before shouted out attacks.
"Hydro Pump!" "BZZT. THUNDERBOLT CHARGE COMPLETE. FIRING. BZZT."
While the Hydrop Pump attack connected, the Thunderbolt attack veered off-course and headed toward Blitzle who took it like it was nothing.
"BZZT. ANALYSIS COMPLETE. BLITZLE HAS LIGHTNINGROD ABILITY. TARGET SWITHED. LOCK-ON. MAGNET BOMB. FIRE. BZZT." Magneton beeped as he raised one of his magnets and fired.
However, he didn't just fire a Magnet Bomb. Something was riding on it, Aron.
"Iron Head!" He shouted as he hit Blitzle head-on.
The Electrified Pokemon staggered backward in a daze, before falling off the platform into the water.
"Bubblebeam!" Kingdra shouted, aiming at Aron.
However, Aron dodged left quickly, a little too quickly Kingdra noticed. He looked over and Saw Aron being pulled toward Magneton's magnet.
"Clever, using magnetism for offense and defense." He said to himself.
"BZZT. CHARGE COMPLETE. TARGET LOCKED-ON. ZAP CANNON FIRING. BZZT." Magneton beeped, firing a large bolt of electricity at Kingdra, hitting him square in the chest and sending him flying.
"Hmm, maybe I should have read that 'Working Out For Dummies' book after all." Kingdra said to himself before landing in the water.
"And the Ho-Ohs take round 2!" Latias shouted in the microphone as the team cheered. "Guess these bets weren't such a bad idea."
"Speak for yourself," Latios said gloomily, "I've already lost 20 bucks."
"He thinks he has it bad?" Sawk asked, "I've already lost 50!"
"Grah ha ha ha ha!" Someone shouted.
Everyone turned towards it source. When they saw who it was, some froze.
Cryogonal had just arrived.
"Well well well, if it isn't my old team, seems like you finally need me for once. Wished you hadn't kicked me off now huh?" Cryogonal taunted. "Man do I need a workout, those guys back at the resort are no fun at all!"
"Wait, you were at a resort?" Feebas asked.
"Oh yeah, when I got eliminated, Latias gave me a map to a nearby resort on another island. We get to watch you guys go through the torture that's known as the show Much better stuff there than here too, there's A/C, an open bar, pool, all you can eat buffet, bowling alley, spa-"
"What the hell Latias! Why do they get the nice stuff and we don't?" Zangoose shouted.
"Perks of being a loser I guess." Espeon commented.
"Anyway, since Cryogonal is here, let's move on to our next match, Roserade and Lucario vs Cryogonal and Cloyster!" Latias said, "10 pokedollars on the Lugias for me and my brother wants 10 pokedollars on the other team."
As the team took their positions Kingdra went over to Bisharp.
"How's our fearless leader holding up? He asked.
"Better, though not much. The buzzing in my head has gone down, but thanks to the gong, now it's been placed by loud ringing noise."
Kingdra nodded and looked at the platform, "You think they can take those two?"
"They'll be fine." Bisharp said, "I feel that this will be one of the more exciting matches today."
Latios struck the gong and the battle began.
"Sunny Day!" Roserade shouted, lifting her hands into the sky.
"Bad idea girlie!" Cryogonal shouted, "Solarbeam!"
"Kah kah kah! Icicle Spear!" Cloyster shouted at the same time.
The two attacks collided onto the other team, creating a large cloud of smoke.
"Whoa is this it? The finishing blow?" Latios shouted, eyes focused on the platform.
"Since when have you been an announcer?" Latios sarcastically commented.
"Since now. Now SHUSH!"
The as the dust cleared the two Lugias emerged unharmed.
"Protect and Detect huh?" Cryogonal observed, "Not bad, but you can't dodge us forever! Solarbeam!"
"Whee he he, Shell Smash!" Cloyster shouted. As the top layer of his shell broke off, he shouted, "Icicle Spear!"
"Double Team!" The Lucario shouted as his copies surrounded Cloyster and Cryogonal, blocking Roserade from view.
The Ho-Ohs temporarily stopped their attack. "Wha? Which one is the real one?"
"This is harder than finding a cheese wheel on the moon!" Cloyster shouted while laughing.
Cryogonal had a perplexed look on his face "What was that…I don't even…where did that come from?"
"Extremespeed!" One of the Lucario clones shouted, hitting Cloyster in the back.
"Weather Ball!" Roserade shouted, hitting Cryogonal in the face.
"Close Combat!" Lucario shouted as he jumped toward Cryogonal, hitting him repeatedly.
"Petal Dance" Roserade shouted as flower petals stuck Cloyster over and over.
The last two attacks sent the ice duo over the edge of the platform, landing them in the water.
"And with an aggressive rush, the Lugias take their second round!" Latias shouted as the Lugias cheered.
Cryogonal was angry, "They got lucky you hear me? If I wasn't distracted by Cloyster I would have destroyed the both of them! The next time I see them I'll destroy them myself! I'll send them to-"
Latias teleported into the confessional, "Alright you're done here, good bye." She snapped her fingers, teleporting Cryogonal away.
"Nice job you two." Espeon commented as Lucario and Roserade came back on shore.
"It was nothing really." Roserade responded, her body leaning on Lucario's arm.
"Well you two did a fine job anyway," Kingdra commented, "One more win and we win the challenge."
"Yeah, we can finally break our losing streak!" Shouted Spinarak joyfully.
"That's right," Blitzle said, nodding, "Hey they're gonna announce the next battle. Hurry, to Stunfisk!"
Everyone left except for Lucario and Roserade, who was still clinging onto the calm fighter. An awkward silence passed between them.
"Could you please remove yourself from my arm?"
"Oh yeah, sure…"
"Well that was a different reaction than I had originally expected," Roserade commented, fiddling with her bouquets, "Now I'm just hoping that he can actually respond to my advances."
"Alright, let's get the next battle underway!" Latias shouted, "We have, Bisharp and Joltik against Zangoose and Altaria!"
"20 bucks on Bishap and Joltik!" Yelled Latios.
"Why are you so fired up all of a sudden?" Latias asked.
"I have a good feeling, unlike those last three matches." He admitted smugly.
"Uh-huh. Right. Just go ring the gong."
Latios grumbled as he went towards the gong and smacked as the four campers readied their stances.
"Fly!" Altaria shouted, as she took to the air with Zangoose on her back.
"Fling!" Bisharp shouted as he made a throwing motion towards the two airborne Pokemon.
"Ha! What are you throwing? You're not holding an item!" Zangoose taunted.
Bisharp smirked, "Guess again."
"Wild Charge!" Joltik shouted as he was shot towards Altaria.
Zangoose leaped off of Altaria just as Joltik reached the flying Pokemon.
"Ahhhhhhhhhhh!" She cried as she fell out of the air and into the water, as Joltik used String Shot to get back on the platform and latched onto Bisharp's arm.
"Metal Claw!" Zangoose shouted as she charged toward Bisharp.
"Metal Claw." Bisharp said as he held a defensive posture.
Both their claws clashed as metallic sounds rang out as both Pokemon struck and parried each other's blows. Everyone else was watching intently, though Aron was salivating as he continued to listen.
Bisharp couldn't hear anything though. Not metallic clangs his and Zangoose's claws made, not the ringing in his head, nor the buzzing from before. It was as if he was deaf. His movements seemed to slow down, Zangoose's movements were slowing down, everyone seemed to be slowing down.
Bisharp couldn't make heads or tails out of this. This kind of phenomenon was not possible, yet it was happening.
"Do it." A voice echoed
"What? Who are you?" He thought, as if the voice could hear his thoughts.
"Do it, release your inner darkness, let it embrace you. You've only used part of the power that you're capable of. Let me help you use it all and make you stronger."
"Who or what are you?"
"I am part of you, just made stronger. Let me show you what both of us together can do."
Suddenly, Zangoose's claw struck a blow right in Bisharp's stomach, causing him to slide backwards and become hunched over, his arms hanging limp.
Zangoose stopped to catch her breath and stood her ground, watching her opponent.
"Heh heh heh…" Bisharp laughed as his body slightly twitched.
"Hm?" Zangoose noticed the irregularity
"Heh heh heh heh heh…" he laughed, slightly louder
"What's wrong with Bisharp?"
"Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha…" he continued to laugh loudly.
"Um, are you okay there Bisharp?" Joltik asked in a slightly scared voice from Bisharp's back.
Bisharp's laughing continued to grow louder and louder until he finally stopped.
Slowly he leaned backwards, his back arched, his eyes closed and arms still dangling. He took a step, then leaned forward again and stopped moving.
There was a long silence, everything was quiet.
Bisharp opened his eyes with a crazed look and smiled devilishly.
"HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAH!" He screeched as everyone covered their ears.
"What the he-oompf!" Zangoose was cut off as Bisharp punched her with unremarkable speed, sending her tumbling.
Everyone watching was silent, whether by fear or by surprise, they watched with eyes wide open, their breaths silent. Only Latios was cheering, albeit silently.
They watched Bisharp land blow after blow, Zangoose unable to do anything to counter the strikes.
"Waaaaaaaaaaa! Bisharp, what's going on? Slow down a little!" Wailed Joltik as he clung on Bisharp for his dear little life.
"Just hang on!" Shouted Spinarak. "Everything will be fine!"
"I'm gonna pee myself!"
"Did not need to know that!" Shouted Lampent.
Bisharp suddenly punched Zangoose in the side so hard it sent her sprawling. Bisharp slowly walked over looking down at his opponent. He raised a bladed arm in the air, and aimed it Zangoose's neck.
"He's gonna use Guillotine!" Gardevoir gasped in horror.
"Quick, someone stop him!" Latias shouted, "We don't want any lawsuits on our hands!"
"Ummmm, uhhhh, hmmmm…," Kingdra muttered. "Aha! I got it!"
He turned toward the platform, "Joltik! Use Discharge on Bisharp!"
"What? Are you crazy? Then we might lose!" Stunfisk shouted, "Then again, it's not my problem since I'm safe tonight."
"You see any other alternative?" Kingdra retorted back. He was met with silence. "Didn't think so."
"We could just ignore it."
"Jeez I'm sorry, I was kidding okay? Can you please release your psychic powers now?"
Espeon released the flounder onto the ground who landed with a dull thud.
"Ugh, next time can you make it a softer landing?" He said as he rubbed his head.
"Anyways, Joltik, just shock Bisharp already!" Roserade shouted.
"Are you sure?" The tiny Pokemon asked back.
Bisharp decided then to swing his arm downward.
"Just do it!"
Electricity surrounded Joltik and Bisharp as Bisharp let out a beast-like roar, halting the Pokemon's movement.
Once the electricity stopped, Bisharp stumbled around a little bit, and unfortunately off the edge, along with Joltik who was still latched onto Bisharp's back.
The two hit the water with a splash, as Zangoose was rushed to the infirmary tent.
Gardevoir looked scared, "I tried to read his emotions while Bisharp was going crazy." She shook her head. "It was so dark and scary and also, extremely evil, like he was possessed or something."
Zangoose was bandaged up and only some cuts and bruises were showing, "What the hell, that jerk! He nearly killed me back there! Ohhhh, when I get to he's gonna wish he killed me!"
Bisharp was clutching his head in pain, "Ugh, what happened? One minute I'm fighting on even ground with Zangoose, and the next thing I know, I'm falling from the platform with Joltik on my back." He sighed. "This day keeps getting worse and worse."
"Well, THAT was unexpected." Latias said one everyone found that Zangoose's condition was stable and Bisharp put into the infirmary tent after getting knocked out, "But, even so, we must continue. So Gardevoir and Zoroark, both of you will be up against Sawk and Absol. Latios you want to make another bet?"
The other Eon Pokemon just groaned in return as Latias floated over to Stunfisk's little stall, while the two teams climbed the ladder to the platform.
Latios just mumbled groggily as he went over to the gong and tapped it, signaling the battle's start.
Gardevoir immediately used Light Screen and Reflect as Absol charged up a Razor Wind and Sawk used Bulk Up. Zoroark on the other hand, did nothing and just stared at the ground.
Absol fired off his Razor Wind toward Gardevoir, whose Light Screen protected her from some of the attack. Meanwhile Sawk ran towards Zoroark.
"Toxic!" He shouted, forming a purple sludge in his hands.
"Wait, how does he know Toxic? That's a poison type move!" Lampent asked.
"I've heard of discs that could give a Pokemon attacks that it can't normally learn leveling up." Kingdra mused. "Sawk must have found one of those and was able to learn the move."
"Oh that makes sense. ANDZOROARK, GETOUTOFTHEWAYORYOU'LLBEPOISONED!" Lampent shouted.
Zoroark jerked his head up just in time to see the purple liquid get launched at him. He jerked his arms forward and blocked his face as the liquid hit him.
"Quick, get a stretcher ready for Zoroark, he's gonna need a lot of antidotes and Pecha berries after this." Latias commanded.
"Hold on a sec sis¸ look…" Latios pointed towards the platform.
Zoroark stood there, his arms still crossed over his face, seemingly unaffected by the poison.
"Eh?" Sawk asked looking surprised.
"Eh?" Latias said stunned.
"Eh?" Gardevoir and Absol said at the same time, looking at each other.
"Friday night Mankey Waffles!" Cloyster cackled.
"EHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH?" Everyone shouted instantly.
"And in a mysterious turn of events, Zoroark is UNAFFECTED by a point-blank range Toxic attack! What is this madness?" Latios announced.
Everyone soon began discussing amongst one another, wondering how Zoroark was immune to the deadly poison.
During this confusion, Gardevoir approached Zoroark and grabbed his shoulder
"What's going on? How are you still standing like this?" She asked.
Zoroark however brushed her hand away and whispered. "Just forfeit now. Save your energy. Don't come looking for me." And jumped off the edge.
When everyone looked back, they noticed that the Lugias were suddenly down a member and Gardevoir was climbing down.
"We forfeit the match." she said quietly, receiving glares from her teammates as she walked over to her team.
"What was that? You and Zoroark could have totally kicked their butts to the next generation!" Roserade scolded her friend.
"And speaking of which, where's Zoroark?" Rotom asked looking around.
"Disappeared again I'm afraid." Gardevoir answered solemnly.
"That guy sure hasn't been much of a team player recently." Lampent commented.
"That's not true…" Gardevoir muttered under her breath.
"Hm, you say something?"
"No, it's nothing…"
"This isn't good, Zoroark's going to get eliminated really soon at this rate." Gardevoir said worriedly. "I'm trying to help prolong his stay, but time's running out. And worse of all, he doesn't seem to care…"
Zoroark looked down at the ground, "No one understands…" He whispered. "And none of them will…"
Latias clapped her hands to get everyone's attention, "Okay then, shall we move on to our, hopefully, final round. Spinarak and Espeon are up against Feebas and Serperior!"
Upon reaching the platform, the teams consulted with eachother.
"Let's aim for Serperior, he's the bigger threat, Feebas will be easy to beat." Spinarak said, Espeon nodded in response
"They'll probably aim for you, so stay out of their sight," said Serperior, "Hide behind me, and if they get close to the edge, use Tackle on them, alright?" Feebas nodded.
The sound of the gong being whacked by a depressed Latios was heard and the fighters took their stances.
"Leaf Tornado!" Serperior immediately shouted, hitting Espeon on the side, knocking the cat-like Pokemon back.
"Pin Missile!" Spinarak shouted as thousands of small needles were launched at Serperior and Feebas. They were able to dodge some of the needles but got hit mostly.
"Swift!" Espeon said, as stars shot towards the two Ho-ohs, hitting them and pushing them towards the edge.
"Vine Whip!" shouted Serperior as two long tendrils shot out, grabbing Espeon and bringing her towards him. His eyes flashed as he used Glare on the Psychic type and once she was close enough, he coiled around her body and used Wrap.
Suddenly, Espeon's eyes turned blue as she whispered, "Psychic" and almost magically, Serperior's body began unwrapping itself from Espeon as he was lifted up into the air, and sent flying over the edge.
Spiritomb wore a monocle and a fake mustache and was holding up a cup of tea with psychic energy.
"And that is why, ladies and gents, we never put too much trust in somebody." He said as sipped the tea and then put the monocle mustache away.
Absol watched as his teammate was thrown off the platform screaming and landed in the water. "Well, we're screwed." He said in a deadpan voice as the other team began to cheer. Altaria smacked him upside the head with her wing, which really didn't do much.
"How could you say that? Feebas is still there!" She chided.
"Sadly, I agree with him." Spiritomb said with a sigh, "Feebas can't really do anything unless given a Technical Machine, unlike fail fighter over there; he's pretty bad, even with a TM."
"Hey, at least I know a TM move!"
"Except that Zoroark was unaffected by it."
"But I won my match!"
"Because they forfeited."
"At least it lasted longer than two minutes!"
"You spent over half that time charging attacks."
"…at least we still won!"
"You already used that argument."
"I couldn't think of any other ones!"
Sawk looked annoyed, "Sometimes, Spiritomb can be a jerk. I mean has good reason to be, seeing as how he's probably the smartest person here and is a good leader, but he could stand to be a little bit nicer, right?"
"I am not nice." Spiritomb said aggressively, "I only act nice to gain everyone's trust. I am condescending, aggressive, cocky, and finally, mean. No two ways around it."
All of a sudden, they heard a splash and looked over to see Espeon in the water and Feebas bouncing around happily.
There was dead silence.
"Uh, can someone explain what just happened here?" Rotom said, pointing an arm towards the water.
Latias pulled a projector screen down while Latios set up a small projector. Soon, an image was displayed.
"If you see here," Latias said, pointing at the screen, "Espeon was very close to the edge when she threw Serperior off the edge." Latios circling Espeon at that moment. "Feebas then took the opportunity and used Tackle to ram Espeon into the water." Latios then circled Feebas and drew a small arrow which pointed towards Espeon, which he drew an X on, then drew another arrow pointing toward the water.
"And if you all look to your left, Feebas is now glowing!" Latias added, causing everyone to jerk their heads in said direction.
Sure enough, Feebas was shining brightly, as her body slowly began to transform. Whe the light dissipated, everyone had dropped their jaws. Feebas had evolved into a Milotic, and a stunning one at that. Instead of looking like a dull fish, she now had a serpentine body. Her dull brown skin had turned into a cream color, her tail a mosaic of blue and red, and two long red eyebrows and hair like fins.
After a long silence, Rotom was the first to speak, "Dude…she hot."
"Totally." said Blitzle, nodding in agreement.
This earned both of them smacks on the back of their heads by Lampent.
"I'm right here you know!" Directing the comment at Rotom, "And you," she said looking at Blitzle, "don't you have a girlfriend already?"
"Ow sorry, we just couldn't help it alright?" Rotom said, rubbing the back of his head.
Lampent rolled her eyes, "Men." She muttered under her breath.
"You say something?"
"Rotom…is a nice guy." Lampent said thoughtfully, "But sometimes, he can get carried away, especially when he's with Blitzle. Then, he just becomes 'one of the guys'."
Feebas looked at herself in awe. Never did she think would evolve into something like this. She spun around a little bit, admiring herself. Unfortunately, her tail ended hitting an admiring Spinarak, sending her flying.
The spider had barely enough time to register what happened seconds before she hit the water, causing the Ho-ohs to cheer.
"And the score is all tied up now thanks to Fee-Milotic!" Latias announced, "That means we'll be going into sudden death! Each team, pick one of your winning duos to fight!"
As the teams deliberated Latias went over to Latios who leaning on a tree seemingly lifeless.
"Hey bro, don't feel bad, you've only lost some money, it doesn't really matter too much." She reassured him.
"Easy for you to say when you haven't even lost a single dollar…" Latios muttered.
"Well, I can't help it that I make good bets. Besides, there's still one round left."
"Hah…put 100 pokedollars on the Ho-ohs, I don't even care anymore…"
Latias floated over to Stunfisk to make Latios's bet and her bet on the Lugias as the teams finalized their decisions. It was going to be Lucario and Roserade for the Lugias and Serperior and Milotic for the Ho-ohs. The two teams got on the platform as Latias brought out a stereo and Latios's iTouch, placing it in the stereo.
"And now, for our final match, we will have epic music accompaniment! Latios, what playlist is that song on?"
"First one." He answered in a grumble. Latias pressed the play button and waited for the music to begin as she set it on the highest volume.
Nya nya nya nya nya nya nya nya nya~...
"Ack! Turn it off!" shouted Latias as she covered her ears. Latios pressed the pause button to stop the track.
"Why was Nyan Cat playing instead of the song we prepared?" Latias asked angrily.
"I don't know, someone must have messed with my playlists!" Latios shouted back.
"Well your itouch was in the same place you left so who could have messed with the playlists?
Rotom and Lampent hi-fived each other behind their backs
Rotom was chuckling in the confessional, "Like I said before, I take over electrical appliances. Messing with the playlists on an iTouch? Child's play.
Once the siblings stopped arguing, the real song was found and they played it, Show No Tears by NemisisTheory, and the fight began.
Milotic started off with a Hydro Pump, pushing their opponents back while Serperior got closer to their opponents. Serperior then used Dragon Tail pushing the two back further. Little did he know that Roserade had planted Toxic Spikes where the Lugias had originally stood, thus getting Serperior poisoned.
Lucario then rushed in with a Bullet Punch hitting Serperior, which then turned into Close Combat, then Finally pushed Serperior back with an Aura Sphere.
As soon as Serperior recovered, he launched a Leaf Tornado at his opponents and at the same time, Milotic used Icy Wind, causing the leaves to freeze and thus, Lucaio and Roserade were pelted with a frozen leaf tornado.
Roserade decided to counter with a Petal Dance, which allowed Lucario to use Extremespeed and try to attack Milotic, not before she shrouded herself and Serperior using Mist. Lucario stopped and tried to read his surroundings but was caught by Seerperior who used Wring Out. However, he stopped for a moment as he was captivated by Roserade's Sweet Scent, allowing Lucario to break free and use Sky Uppercut on Serperior and Hi Jump Kick on Milotic. They then retaliated using Slam and Water Pulse, knocking Lucario into Roserade. As they two got up, they saw Milotic use Hydro Pump, knocking them back and over the edge.
First there was silence, then the Ho-ohs and Latios erupted in cheers, Latios especially, while the Lugias slumped and looked depressed while Latias jaw just hung slack. Up on the platform, the winners were having a small celebration of their own.
"We did it! I can't believe it!" Milotic shouted excitedly, her body rubbing against Serperior's.
"U-uh yeah, g-great!" Serperior responded awkwardly.
"Hm? Is there something wrong?" Miloti asked, noticing the verbal stutter.
"N-nope! Nothing at all!" Serperior shouted instantly.
"Fee-I mean Milotic was a really great help out there," Serperior said, "I don't think I could have won without her. Plus she has a good personality, strong, pretty-" He stopped as a slight blush appeared on his face, then slapped his tail on his forehead, "It's the poison, yeah, definitely the poison that's making me think like this." He muttered.
"Congrats Ho-ohs, you are safe from elimination tonight." Latios spoke happily into the mic, "Lugias, you're going into elimination again but since Stunfisk is immune, you can't vote for him. See you all tonight!" and Latios teleported away, leaving a shell-shocked Latias still sitting at the table.
"Where's Bisharp?" Roserade asked as she and her fellow war council members reached their meeting spot.
"Dunno." Gardevoir responded, "Though I did hear something about asprin and Persim berries."
"So he's suffering from confusion now too? That's not good." Kingdra remarked.
"Either way, we need to discuss who we're going to vote out." Lucario mentioned gruffly.
"However," Kingdra interjected, "there is something we've been neglecting for a while."
"What's that?" Roserade asked.
"The new queen of the other team, and the rest of the pieces of the chessboard."
Everyone nodded, they already knew that for their team, Bisharp was the king, Kingdra and Roserade as bishops, Zoroark and Gardevoir as knights, Lucario and Espeopn as rooks. For the other team, they had Spiritomb as king, Cryogonal was the queen, and Cloyster as a bishop, Zangoose as a knight, and Serperior as a rook, and Absol as their wild card.
"I believe after watching what happened today, it seems that there has been a pawn that has become the new queen, and I'm pretty sure you all know who it is." Everyone present nodded. "Now this begs the question, who is our queen, and who might become our next queen if ours is gone."
"Well, the queen is the strongest piece in chess, so it would make sense that the strongest player on our team would be the queen, the king is just the most important." Gardevoir reasoned.
"Yes, and unfortunately I think we may have eliminated our queen already." Kingdra said somberly, as the others nodded in agreement.
"So now we have to find out who our possible replacement on our team is." Roserade said. "Any ideas?"
"To me, the only possible queens are those who still can evolve." Lucario reasoned. "Which leaves us with Blitzle, Lampent, Joltik and Spinarak."
"Blitzle seems a bit too laid-back, and Joltik is well, tiny and child-like." Gardevoir said, "So that leaves Lampent and Spinarak."
"Spinarak hasn't shown any real strength, yet Lampent has proven herself to be a worthy competitor, plus, she helps keep Rotom and Blitzle in check." Roserade mentioned.
Kingdra nodded, "Aye, makes sense. Now what about the other team? This challenge must have helped us understand the other team better in some way."
"Altaria is the other rook, no question." Lucario mentioned.
"Sawk is probably the other knight of the team, though he could definitely use some tuning." Gardevoir commented.
Suddenly Sawk sneezed. Altaria looked at him.
"You catch a cold?" She asked.
"The other bishop is probably Magneton." Roserade said, "He's pretty smart and tactical, so I don't see why he isn't in that position."
Kingdra nodded, "Very well. So back to the main problem, who are we going to eliminate? I heard that many of our team members are voting Zoroark tonight."
Gardevoir jerked slightly at the announcement, though it went unnoticed by the rest of her team.
"I suggest we vote out someone who hasn't been doing well overall these past couple challenges. Obviously we don't want to eliminate Espeon and Lampent who are still important and since Stunfisk is immune, we'll have to pick someone else."
"How about Joltik? His small size is definitely disadvantageous to us." Roserade suggested.
Lucario nodded, "Good idea, but we're still short in numbers. We just need one more team member to vote with us and Zoroark should be safe."
Roserade stood up, "I'll go and try to convince Espeon. I'm good friends with her, she's bound to listen."
"Alright then." Kingdra said, "Me and Lucario will go talk to Bisharp about our plan and our discoveries."
The three then left with Gardevoir left to pursue her own devices, and she knew exactly what she was going to do.
Meanwhile Milotic and Serperior were relaxing by the docks, viewing the sunset.
"So why did you call me out here for?" Serperior asked.
"I just wanted to relax with someone." Milotic answered matter-of-factly.
"Could you have asked someone else?"
"Well most of the guys are ogling my new body and most of the girls are trying to prevent them from doing so."
"So I'm the only exception? Why?"
"I dunno, you were always the first one to help me out while I was a Feebas, and you seem quite strong, even though you don't use all of your power."
Serperior's jaw dropped, "H-how did you figure that out?"
"Well, you and the rest of your evolutionary line are known to be proud species and Serperior don't go all out unless it's a really strong opponent." Milotic said as she chuckled.
"…who are you and what have you done with Feebas? Cause to be honest, you're kinda scaring me."
"Aww," Milotic pouted, "you're so mean! Come on it really is me, I've just changed a little, that's all."
"More like a lot." Serperior mumbled, "Okay I'm sorry, I'm just not used to your change in demeanor, it's like you have a completely different personality."
"I guess it's because of the evolution and my new body. I'm more confident because of it I guess." Milotic stated, then stared back out towards the water, "Wow, the sunset is beautiful…"
"Much like you…" Serperior said under his brath.
"Hm? What was that?"
"…"Serperior was silent for a moment, "…I still blame the poison for that little slip of the tongue."
Zoroark was, once again, sitting on the edge of the cliff, contemplating the day's events.
His poison immunity was now found out, all thanks to that stupid Toxic attack. He didn't want anyone to find about that, that would just raise more questions. Maybe he shouldn't have forfeited the match though, maybe his team would have won. Now he was definitely on the chopping block again, and was probably going to be eliminated. Not that he really cared, accursed island was wasting his time, he needed to leave, and soon, tonight would be his ticket out.
He heard some rustling behind him. He turned around to see Gardevoir emerging from the trees.
"I thought I told you not to come looking for me." He grumbled.
"Really? I thought that was a suggestion, not a command." She said, sitting down next to him, "What happened today that's gotten you so upset?"
"I don't want to talk about it." He murmured, burying his head into his arms.
"You know, we're still trying to save you, the war council I mean."
"You could be a little happier about it you know, getting to stay here for a couple more days."
"But I don't want to!" Zoroark suddenly shouted, causing Starly to fly from the trees.
"I've wanted to get off this stupid island as soon as I got here! I never wanted to come in the first place!" he continued angrily.
"Really?" Gardevoir questioned, her voice suddenly becoming cold, "Cause you seemed pretty happy the first couple weeks."
"What proof do you have of that?" He continued to shout, now seething.
"How about Regirock house building challenge, or maybe that time in the hot tub?" She answered with a stoic expression.
"Rrrrgh, fine! You have a point, but I've been wanting to quit ever since this began!"
"Then why haven't you?"
"I don't know!" He shouted loudly and began to pant heavily, then slumped onto the ground.
"…I need to get back," he said silently, "for his sake…"
"Who's he?" Gardevoir questioned suddenly.
"…my brother…" Zoroark concluded, his head looking down from the cliff.
"You have a brother?" She asked, clearly surprised, "Why didn't you say anything until now?"
"…I didn't want to bring up the topic, and I didn't want to burden anyone with my problems." He said, looking out towards the sea.
"Come one, you can tell me. You're in turmoil, I know it. Just tell me, let it all out. Please, you can trust me."
Zoroark thought about it for a minute, the sighed in defeat, "Alright, I tell you my story but promise me this, you aren't to tell anyone else about this.
"Well brace yourself, it's a long story, trust me…"
Zoroark looked at the sky in memory, "Me and my family, we used to live in Losthorn Forest in the Unova region, just north of Route 16. It was peaceful, the air was clean, and life was good. Me, I was a Zorua at the time. My parents were both Zoroarkk and my brother, he was younger than me and was also a Zorua. We lived in a small trailer, and the nearby Pokemon never disturbed us, so we thought we had nothing to worry about."
His voice suddenly became somber, "We were dead wrong.
"Soon after a group of Trubbish and eventually Garbodor moved into the area, polluting the environment, and making it hard to live. All the Pokemon living nearby tried to negotiate with them but they wouldn't budge. Soon after, Pokemon started getting sick and dying of disease that the Trubbish and Garbodor brought when they migrated here. Their numbers were also multiplying, so the rate that the disease spread became worse and worse.
"My parents, t-they became victims of the disease," His voice started to become shaky, making sure he held his emotions back so he could tell the full story, "Me and my brother then knew, that we had to leave, we couldn't afford to stay and risk death. So we gave our parents a quick burial and left our home.
"For a couple years, me and my brother travelled around Unova trying to find a new place to live. I eventually evolved into a Zoroark though my little brother stayed the same. It was then that we stumbled upon Route 9, and everything took a turn for the worse."
Tears started to form in Zoroark's eyes but he brushed them away, "We were near the Shopping Mall Nine and my brother saw a large group of Garbodor gathered in the back of the mall. In a rage he went to attack them. I tried to stop him but he refused. He ran over and crawled under a metal fence and began attack. I knew he was no match for the Garbodor so I ran over to help. I had to climb the fence in order to get to the other side, and I cut my self a little on my right arm. When I arrived, there were about seven or eight Garbodor about to use Toxic on my brother who was injured pretty badly. I tried to get to him in time but by the time I reached them, they had already hit my brother with the attack, so I scooped him up and ran out of there as fast as I could. Unfortunately, some of the poison splashed onto the cut I had gotten, which stung like hell but I had to resist the constant pain and ran to the nearest Pokemon center in Opelucid City."
His voice was getting strained and sadder as he continued his tragic tale, "He was rushed in, as was I, since my injury was getting worse. The nurses did the best they could, feeding me Pecha berries and trying to patch up the wound. I was more worried about my brother the whole time. By the time I was finished, all that was left was this scar of mine." He said, moving his fur aside to give Gardevoir a better view of the scar.
He removed his hand and continued, "A side effect of the poison entering my blood stream was immunity to getting poisoned or badly poisoned."
"So that's why you were unaffected by the Toxic attack." Gardevoir realized.
Zoroark nodded, "That's right. My brother on the other hand, didn't fare too well." He said as he started to cry again. "He was so badly injured and poisoned that the best nurses at the center couldn't do anything, so he was transferred to a Pokemon hospital in Castelia City. I also went as well, being his only blood relative. Even there, the best doctors couldn't do too much either. They tried their best but could only ease his suffering. Meanwhile, I had a massive hospital bill to pay for so I had to find any job I could get. If I wasn't making enough, I left my job to find another that paid better, of course those are few and far between. At the same time, I was trying hopefully find a cure for my brother, though I had few leads. The moves Aromatherapy and Heal Bell. Unfortunately I couldn't leave Castelia to find any Pokemon that knew one of the two moves and none of the doctors could find a Pokemon that could be hired for free to do the job, so I was stuck earning money to foot the hospital bill and at the same time, earn enough for a specialist."
"So that's why you know so much, working all those different jobs." Gardevoir surmised.
"Correct. It was working my latest job that I found out about the show and the prize money. I knew that this was the opportunity that I needed, it was enough to find an Aromatherapy or Heal Bell user and pay for the rest of my bills." Zoroark continued.
"So you were fine for a long time, why did you become so depressed all of a sudden?" Gardevoir asked.
"Well, the day before I left, the doctors told me that my brother might not have much longer and that I was risking being away when my brother, well, moved on." Zoroark answered, "I tried to shake off the feeling while I was here, but when the fear challenge ended, everything just fell apart for me.
"My greatest fear was my little brother dying, my only relative, and I wasn't there when it happened, I didn't even show up to his funeral."
"But didn't you grab a feather on your way out? That should have erased the nightmare from your mind." Gardevoir reasoned
"I did, but the nightmare brought so many memories and feelings I have held back surfaced as a result, I just felt demotivated afterward and I just wanted to be there for my brother before something bad happened."
"But remember what Cryogonal said when he got back? All the losers stay at a resort, they don't actually go home."
"I'll probably talk to Latias and Latios to allow me to go back to Castelia. We'll see." Zoroark concluded with a sigh.
"But you know, you could still stay and try for the prize, who knows, maybe you'll actually win and be able to pay for your brother's treatment."
"But what if something happens while I'm here? I'd feel so guilty about it that I'd probably just quit the competition altogether." Zoroark said worriedly
"But your brother is strong, he probably knows you're here, fighting for a way to cure him, you just have to trust him, that he has the willpower to continue living." Gardevoir answered
"Besides, you aren't alone in this, you have my full support." She said, resting a hand on Zoroark's shoulder.
"…thanks, but I don't wish to win this game on sympathy, I need to do my best if I'm going to win. So please, just don't tell anyone, it's our little secret."
Little did they know, somewhere nearby, someone had heard their whole conversation.
Gardevoir was smiling, "I've finally been able to connect with him and see what his problem is, but his story…" She wipes a tear from her eye, "Saddest tale I've ever heard, I can see why he's been so depressed. I've also agreed to give him the prize money if I win, he needs it more than I ever will."
"Thanks to Gardevoir, I have renewed vigor and confidence," Zoroark said, "I might have a chance of winning, and honestly, I'm glad I was finally able to share my pain with someone else, and that they understand what I'm going through. It's not easy, especially with a sob story like mine. Now I just need to survive tonight, though my chances are extremely limited. Also, for those of you watching in TV land, keep quiet about this. Especially those of you that have been eliminated, I know you're watching."
"Oh this is gold." A silhouette cackled, "This is just the leverage I need to get to the top. Maybe after the merge though, but either way, this information will be useful."
That night at elimination, things were tense. The war council was able to coerce Espeon into voting Joltik but either way, they were still nervous.
"Lugias, so nice to see you again. "Latios said, Latias's face still the same after the final match had occurred, "What happened? You were kicking butt last time I checked."
"Bad luck." Bisharp answered, arms crossed over his chest.
"Um, why is Latias's face still like that?" Spinarak asked, "I mean, shouldn't have she gotten over her loss by now?"
"Well maybe if she didn't bet all the money she won and then some, she'd fare better, but I digress, only one of you won't get a poffin tonight, and whoever that unlucky loser is, they'll have to leave immediately. The first poffins go to are Roserade Rotom, Lampent, and Gardevoir."
The three caught their poffins and began snacking on them.
"Blitzle, Bisharp, Lucario and Kingdra, you are also safe tonight. Also safe are Espeon, Stunfisk and Spinarak."
Latios looked at the two Pokémon left, "Zoroark, you're here because you have been doing jackshit ever since the fear challenge. Care to tell what's going on?"
"Nothing you need to know." The illusion fox retorted back.
"Joltik, I guess you're here because some members of your team think you're a liability, being so small and clingy."
"It's not like I can help it!" He squeaked, "I'm trying my best here! I'm not clinging on anyone at the moment aren't I?"
"He has a point." Espeon whispered.
"Regardless, one of you barely survived the vote tonight, and that Pokémon is…"
Zoroark was sweating bullets, Joltik was shaking in nervousness.
The war council was shocked, Zoroark just sighed in defeat.
"Sorry Zoroark, you've reached the end of your rope, please pack your belongings and say you last words.
The fox just nodded and left, leaving the war council to deliberate among themselves.
Zoroark shrugged, "Guess it just wasn't meant to be in the long run, if only I hadn't ignored Gardevoir earlier, maybe I could have avoided all of this. Well, either way it was a good run, but on the bright side I'll be able to see my brother again. Don't worry lil bro, I'm coming! Hopefully Gardevoir wins since she has agreed to give me the prize money, but I wouldn't mind if Roserade, Bisharp, Lucario or Kingdra win either. Well, thanks everyone, and good luck from the guy with a tragic past.
Zoroark waved goodbye to his team as he climbed on top of a Wailord. He had already talked with Latios who said he would see what he could do. When his gaze met Gardevoir, he smiled and nodded to her, causing her to slightly blush and nod in return. He then boarded the Wailord and it set off.
As Zoroark disappeared into the distance, the war council turned to look each other. Espeon definitely voted for Joltik as Gardevoir had asked after the elimination. That means there was only one reasonable answer, and they all thought of it in their heads as the glared at one another.
Someone had betrayed the council.
A silhouette sat in the confessional, "Yeah, I voted for Zoroark, so? He was becoming useless, so he got the boot, end of story. I don't need useless people on my team.
And once again, finished, with a lot of interesting things happening, which more than makes up for the long wait methinks.
I can be cruel can't I? Well, it's the only way to stir up drama on this show, so why not? As for the unknown silhouettes, I'll let you all decide who it or they are, but keep it to yourselves, don't spoil the surprises I might have waiting.
And since I've been gone so long , I'll make it up to you all by posting confirmed challenges coming down the road.
- One that involves campers attacking each other with sharp objects
- One that has campers play a videogame for the longest time possible
- A challenge based on a popular team-based online game
- A Jeopardy game
- Another race, this time with motorcycles and maybe cards
- A challenge involving the big city
- A race to the landmarks of the island
- A tip-off to all of the challenges that have occurred.
- A large-scale voting game
So yes, that's all I have planned for now, when will they occur, wait and see to find out!
Zoroark: Please review and hope that my brother gets better!
Next time: Let the games begin! Your favorite campers are now your favorite Olympians! One group adjusts to the change in their team while another addresses the elephant in the room. A falling out among friends occur leading to distrust within the team. One Pokémon suspects another of a dangerous plot, while a new evil begins to plot in the shadows. At the end of the night, one contestant takes responsibility for their team's loss and voluntarily leaves.