Showdown! I Choose You!

"That was an impressive battle," Will nodded his approval. "Here is the Harriet Badge, a sign that you have bested me and my plant pokemon. With it, pokemon up to level fourty will obey you without question. You've earned it."

"Thank you."

"I want you to have this, too. It's TM 8,749,641. It contains Rolling Stone. Sometimes it causes a one-hit KO!"

Shirley walked out of the gym happy. Her favorite hat shielded her eyes from the sun, her favorite pokemon, a rare silver pikachu, was held in her arms, and it had been weeks since she had seen Team-

"To protect the world from devastation!"

A bored sigh, then, "To unite all people within our nation..."

"To denounce the evil of truth and love!"

"To extend our reach to the stars above..."



"Team Rocket blast off at the speed of light!"

"Surrender now or prepare to fight..."

"Meowth! Charge!"

Shirley dramatically turned her baseball cap backwards. "You two are after my pikachu again, aren't you? I won't let you have Senel!"

"That's too bad, twerp," Chloe said. "I guess we'll just have to take it from you!"

Jay sighed. "How did I ever get dragged into this?"

"Sorry, Shirl! Fury Swipes!"

"Senel, use Thunderbolt!"

Shirley watched as her prized pikachu leapt in the air, attacking Team Rocket's yellow meowth. Meowth evaded the attack, and then used Pay Day against pikachu. Pikachu regained 10 HP by eating its Oran Berry, but just as it was about to attack again, a giant claw dropped down from Team Rocket's balloon, ensnaring pikachu.


"Pika pika!"

Chloe laughed. "It looks like we win this time, twerp! The boss will give us a raise for sure!"

Jay sighed. "This is embarrasing. Do I have to keep this rose with me?"

All of a sudden, a giant, rainbow colored bird (rainbow colored, but mostly gold) swooped in from above, simultaneously ripping a hole in Team Rocket's balloon and causing the claw to release pikachu.

"Looks like Team Rocket's blasting off ..."

Shirley caught pikachu, gazing up at the sky where the giant bird had disappeared.

She looked at pikachu. "She keeps saving you from Team Rocket Senel... that legendary pokemon, Ho Oh..." Shirley smiled. "If I ever catch her, I'm gonna name her Stella!"


Xonel: Chloe and Jay would rock as Team Rocket. The score is tied with two points each!