"Well Busujima, looks like only one of us will be going on to the finals," Will said to his opponent.
"Like that's any contest! Everyone knows the strongest trainer will win, and that'll be me!" Busujima taunted.
"We'll see," Will retorted, as an oasis battle field rose from the ground, and the referee took his place.
"The second match of the Alola Pokémon League Semi Finals will now begin! Each trainer is allowed the use of six Pokémon, and the match is over when all of either sides Pokémon can no longer battle. Substitutions may be made at any time during the match. When three of either side's Pokémon are unable to battle, we'll have a five minute intermission for a field change! Now, trainers, choose your Pokémon!" the referee declared.
"Alright, Gengar, let's do this!" Will said, sending out the Shadow Pokémon.
"Salazzle, out here now!" Busujima ordered, sending out the Toxic Lizard Pokémon.
"Battle BEGIN!" the referee declared.
"Gengar, use Mean Look!" Will instructed. Gengar fired a dark ring at Salazzle, who then had a mysterious energy surrounding her, "Now Busujima can't swap out his Pokémon," Will commented.
"Salazzle, use Toxic!" Busujima ordered. Salazzle fired the sludge at Gengar, badly poisoning it.
"Not good. That Corrosion Ability is going to throw Will for a loop," Fluttershy commented.
"It did the same with me when it battled Metagross," Toby added.
"Gengar, quick, use Psychic!" Will instructed. Gengar fired off Psychic, only for Salazzle to dodge it.
"Now, use Dragon Pulse," Busujima ordered. Salazzle fired Dragon Pulse at Gengar, knocking it out.
"Gengar is unable to battle, the winner is Salazzle!" the referee declared, as Will recalled Gengar.
"Thanks Gengar, you did great out there," Will said, readying his next Pokeball, "Marowak, let's do this!" Will said, sending out his Marowak.
"Both Marowak and Salazzle are Fire Types, so it'll all hinge on their secondary typing," Toby commented.
"Marowak, use Bone Club!" Will instructed. Marowak charged at Salazzle, hitting her with it's bone, causing major damage.
"Get it together Salazzle, use Sludge Bomb!" Busujima ordered. Salazzle fired the Toxic Sludge at Marowak, which appeared to Poison the Bonekeeper Pokémon, "Now, Venoshock!" Salazzle fired Venoshock at Marowak.
"Quick Marowak, use Bonemerang!" Will instructed. Marowak chucked it's bone like a boomerang, which hit Salazzle, but not before Venoshock made contact with it. Both Pokémon were knocked out.
"Both Salazzle and Marowak are unable to battle!" the referee declared, as both trainers recalled their Pokémon.
"Man, this kid's even stronger than I thought," Will said, as he readied his next Pokeball, "Garchomp, let's go!" Will said, sending out Garchomp.
"Kangaskhan, out here now!" Busujima said, sending out his Kangaskhan.
"Garchomp, use Dual Chop!" Will instructed. Garchomp then flew over to Kangaskhan, and started swinging it's blade like arms.
"Kangaskhan, use Ice Punch to counter!" Busujima ordered. Kangaskhan started swinging icy punches back at Garchomp, causing major damage to the Mach Pokémon. Sparks then surrounded Kangaskhan, as it had a pained looked.
"Since Garchomp is a Ground and Dragon Type, Ice Type Moves are twice as effective. But thanks to it's Rough Skin Ability, it can still deal damage to Kangaskhan. Now, use Draco Meteor!" Will exclaimed. Garchomp fired off Draco Meteor into the air, which split apart into several smaller meteors, which came crashing down on the battlefield, one even hitting Kangaskhan.
"Not a bad move, but we have an even better one. Kangaskhan, use Outrage!" Busujima ordered. Will gasped at the move he had just called out, as Kangaskhan started beating up Garchomp, eventually knocking out the Mach Pokémon, while taking damage from Rough Skin.
"Garchomp is unable to battle, the winner is Kangaskhan! Since three of Will's Pokémon are unable to continue battling, we'll have a five minute intermission for a field change!" the referee declared, as both trainers recalled their Pokémon.
"Using Outrage is risky, especially since it can cause a Pokémon to become confused. What is Busujima thinking?!" Will pondered.
"Things aren't looking good for Will. He's already lost three Pokémon, while Busujima only lost two of his," Toby commented.
"Don't worry. I'm sure Will has a strategy for winning against Busujima. Especially since Kangaskhan took a lot of damage," Silver Spoon soothed, as a dirt battlefield rose up from the ground.
"Ok, Muk, let's go!" Will said, sending out his Muk.
"Tauros, get out here!" Busujima roared, sending out Tauros, "Use Giga Impact!" Busujima ordered. Tauros then charged at Muk full force, striking the Sludge Pokémon, who tanked the attack.
"Tauros won't be able to move for a while after using Giga Impact, so Muk, use Toxic!" Will instructed. Muk fired the toxic sludge at Tauros, who was badly poisoned, "Now, Venoshock!" Will added. Muk fired the mysterious liquid at Tauros, causing even more damage.
"Tauros use Façade!" Busujima ordered. Tauros slammed into Muk, causing major damage, "Now into an Earthquake!" he added. Tauros struck the ground, causing a massive tremor that knocked out Muk.
"Muk is unable to battle, the winner is Tauros!" the referee declared, as Will recalled Muk. Tauros then fell over, exhausted, "Tauros is also unable to battle!" the referee corrected himself, as Busujima recalled the Wild Bull Pokémon.
"Thanks Muk, you did great out there," Will said, readying his next Pokeball, as did Busujima, "Lucario, let's do this!" Will said, sending in Lucario.
"Kangaskhan, out here now!" Busujima ordered, sending the tired Kangaskhan back out.
"Lucario, get in close, and use Force Palm!" Will instructed. Lucario charged at Kangaskhan with blind speed, and firing energy from it's palm, sent the parent Pokémon back a few feet, knocking it out.
"Kangaskhan is unable to battle, the winner is Lucario!" the referee declared, as Busujima recalled Kangaskhan.
"Salamence, out here now!" Busujima roared, sending out Salamence, who glared hard at Lucario, making the Aura Pokémon cower a bit.
"Salamence, the Dragon Pokémon, a Dragon and Flying Type, and the evolved form of Shelgon. Having finally achieved it's dream of flying, Salamence flies through the skies, spewing fire in joy. This Pokémon has been known to unintentionally start forest fires," Rotom said.
"Salamence, use Flamethrower!" Busujima ordered. Salamence fired Flamethrower at Lucario, who jumped out of the way just in time.
"Lucario, use Aura Sphere!" Will instructed. Lucario fired Aura Sphere at Salamence, damaging the Dragon Pokémon a little bit.
"Salamence, use Fire Fang!" Busujima ordered. Salamence charged at Lucario, and bit down on the Aura Pokémon with flame covered fangs, causing major damage, "Now Dragon Rush!" he added. Salamence the charged at Lucario, surrounded by energy, slamming into Lucario, knocking it out.
"Lucario is unable to battle, the winner is Salamence!" the referee declared, as Will recalled Lucario. Needless to say, Will and friends were speechless at how the match was going. However, Will wasn't one to give in.
"Alright, Dragonite, I choose you!" Will said, sending out Dragonite.
"Salamence, use Dragon Claw!" Busujima ordered. Salamence charged at Dragonite, it's claws glowing teal.
"Dragonite, circle around, and use Ice Beam!" Will instructed. Dragonite flew around Salamence, and fired Ice Beam at the opposing Dragon Pokémon.
"Salamence, use Flamethrower!" Busujima ordered. Salamence fired Flamethrower at Ice Beam, cutting right through, and striking Dragonite, "Now use Dragon Rush!" Salamence then charged once more at Dragonite.
"Dodge, then use Thunderbolt!" Will instructed. Dragonite got it's bearings, and circled around Salamence, and launched Thunderbolt, which seemed to daze Salamence, "Alright, it's now or never!" Will said, as he did the pose for Ice Type Z Moves, enveloping Dragonite in Z Power, "Now, use Subzero Slammer!" Will instructed. Dragonite summoned the giant ice pillar, and it fired an icy beam at Salamence, who just barely dodged. When the smoke cleared, Salamence looked to still be fine, "No way," Will commented.
"Let me show you what a real Z Move is like!" Busujima taunted, doing the pose for Dragon Type Z Moves, enveloping Salamence in Z Power, "Now, use Devastating Drake!" the bully ordered. Salamence fired a dragon made of Z Power at Dragonite, knocking it out.
"Dragonite is unable to battle, the winner is Salamence, therefore, the victory goes to Busujima!" the referee declared. Will sighed, and recalled Dragonite.
"Thanks a bunch Dragonite, you did amazing out there," Will consoled.
"I can't believe Will actually lost," Serenity commented.
"And now it looks like I'm battling Busujima in the finals," Toby said, as both trainers locked eyes with one another.
Meanwhile, on Team Rocket's Carrier, in the cafeteria,
"Ha, I told you that goody-goody Will guy would loose! Pay up" a man wearing what looked to be a space suit said to a woman in a red suit, and a man dressed as a pirate.
"What are you talking about? We didn't bet on anything!" the pirate growled. Just then, the intercom went off.
"Attention all hands! We are beginning the final preparations for our plan for world domination! Victory is guaranteed," Giovanni said.
"Man, is it that time already?" the red suit woman asked rhetorically.
"Hey you three!" the three turned to see Butch and Cassidy walking up to them, "I assume you already know of you tasks, right?" Cassidy asked.
"Yeah, yeah. We all go to the various regions and subdue the Pokémon League Association," the spaceman said, sounding annoyed.
"Good. Look sharp. Some people may actually try to resist us. If they do, you have orders to use excessive force," Butch added, as the two took their leave.