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Journey through Alola - darkmage1997

Will, Fluttershy, Toby, Serenity, and Silver Spoon travel through the Alola region

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Chapter 40: Toby vs Gladion

Lumiose City, the Kalos Region,

"For those just joining us, this is the second match of the quarter finals of the first ever Alola Pokémon League! Our next match up will be pitting the mysterious, the unknown Gladion against the boy with a spirit of fire, Toby Mason!" the TV said in a café.

"Whoa, Toby's up next," Nathan commented.

"He did do well against that Ryuki guy," Rarity added.

"Let's see how he does against this Gladion guy," Shining Armor stated.

Cianwood City, Johto Region,

"Ah, cool! Toby's up next!" Josh commented.

"That Gladion guy he's up against looks pretty intense," Kelly added.

"True, but we'll see how they both fair," Twilight said.

Sootopolis City, Hoenn Region,

"Toby's up next!" Melody commented.

"He's up against that Gladion guy," Lucky Joy added.

Opelucid City, Unova Region,

"Ah, good. The next round is starting," Celestia commented, as she, Luna, and their kids looked on in anticipation.

Sunnyshore City, Sinnoh Region,

Applejack and her kids were eagerly waiting for the next match to start, as they watched the TV.

Viridian City, Kanto Region

"Show him what for Toby!" Rainbow Dash bellowed.

Back in Alola,

"Well Gladion, looks like it's just you and me," Toby commented.

"I've been wanting to test my battling skills against you since I saw you in action. I am honored to be battling you," Gladion said, as a rocky waterfall battlefield rose from the ground, and the referee took his place.

"The second match of the Alola Pokémon League Quarter Finals will now get underway! Each trainer is allowed the use of six Pokémon, and the victor is decided when all of either sides Pokémon cannot continue. Substitutions may be made at any time during the match. There is now time limit, now trainers, choose you Pokémon!" the referee declared.

"Alright, go, Golduck!" Toby said, sending out Golduck.

"Crobat, show your unrivaled speed and power!" Gladion said, sending out a four winged, purple bat Pokémon.

"Crobat, the Bat Pokémon, a Poison and Flying Type, and the evolved form of Golbat. It's four wings allow it to fly in any direction with ease, even sideways," Rotom said.

"Alright, battle BEGIN!" the referee declared.

"Alright, Golduck, use Safeguard!" Toby instructed. Golduck then summoned a green barrier around it.

"Good call. Now Toby's Pokémon are protected from all status moves as long as it stays up," Will commented.

"Crobat, use Cross Poison!" Gladion instructed. Crobat then slashed Golduck with it's wings, which were coated in poison.

"Golduck, stay strong, and use Ice Punch!" Toby instructed. Icy energy surrounded Golduck's fist, as it punched Crobat, freezing it in a block of ice, "Now, use Fury Swipes!" Golduck then slashed the frozen Crobat multiple times before it was knocked out.

"Crobat is unable to battle, the winner is Golduck!" the referee declared, as Gladion recalled Crobat.

"Excellent work my friend. Take a well earned rest," Gladion said, as he readied his next Pokeball, "Weavile, show us all your intellect, as sharp as your claws!" Gladion said, sending out Weavile.

"Wow, looks like his Sneasel evolved," Will commented.

"Weavile, the Sharp Claw Pokémon, a Dark and Ice Type, and the evolved form of Sneasel. They travel in groups of four or five, leaving signs for one another on trees and rocks. They bring down their prey with coordinated attacks," Rotom said.

"Weavile, use Night Slash!" Gladion instructed. With it's claws glowing purple, Weavile slashed Golduck, knocking it out.

"Golduck is unable to battle, the winner is Weavile!" the referee declared, as Toby recalled Golduck.

"What just happened?" Silver Spoon asked.

"Night Slash is a move that has a high chance of landing critical hits, so it dealt more damage than it normally would've," Will explained.

"Alright, let's see. Ninetails, let's go!" Toby said, sending out Ninetails.

"Wow, a Kantonian Ninetails!" one spectator commented.

"I've never seen one this close before," another added.

"It's so beautiful!" another added.

"So, you're using your Fire Type Ninetails against my Ice Type Weavile. Smart move," Gladion praised.

"Thanks, and we're about to show you our real strength! Ninetails, use Flamethrower!" Toby declared. Ninetails fired Flamethrower at Weavile, causing massive damage.

"Weavile, stay sharp. Use Double Team!" Gladion declared. Several copies of Weavile then started appearing across the battlefield.

"Ninetails, use Fire Blast! Knock out all the copies!" Toby instructed. A star shaped fire patter was expelled from Ninetails, as it struck all the copies of Weavile, including the actual one, knocking it out.

"Weavile is unable to battle, the winner is Ninetails!" the referee declared, as Gladion recalled Weavile.

"Zoroark, cast your mirages to bewilder our opponents!" Gladion said, sending out what appeared to be a cybernetic Pokémon with a floating head.

"Gladion's next Pokémon is Porygon-Z?" Will questioned.

"Rotom, what can you tell us about it?" Fluttershy asked.

"That's my job! Zoroark, the Illusion Fox Pokémon, a Dark Type, and the evolved form of Zorua. It doesn't just change itself--- it has the power to make over 100 people see illusions. Odd, I didn't look up information of Zoroark," Rotom commented.

"It must be Zoroark's Illusion Ability. It always appears as a random Pokémon in your team so it can try and throw you off your game," Will commented.

"Ninetails, use Will-O-Wisp!" Toby instructed. Ninetails then fired Will-O-Wisp at the disguised Zoroark, causing it to become burned. The illusion wore off, revealing a black and red fox Pokémon, "What the...?" Toby was confused.

"Did Zoroark's Illusions catch you off guard?" Gladion asked.

"Illusions?" Toby questioned.

"Zoroark has the ability to create illusions, like the one you just saw," Gladion explained.

"I see. That really did catch me by surprise," Toby replied.

"Well, how will you like this? Zoroark, use Dark Pulse!" Gladion instructed. Zoroark fired Dark Pulse at Ninetails, who tanked the attack the best it could.

"Ninetails, do you want to switch out?" Toby offered. Ninetails nodded. Toby then recalled Ninetails, "Ok, let's see, Zoroark is a Dark Type, so, Lycanroc, let's go!" Toby said, sending out the Wolf Pokémon.

"Zoroark, use Slash!" Gladion instructed. Zoroark charged at Lycanroc.

"Lycanroc, use Counter!" Toby instructed. Lycanroc allowed itself to take the full force of Slash, only to deliver a powerful punch back to Zoroark.

"Using Counter to return double the damage is smart thinking," Gladion murmured.

"Now, Lycanroc, use Stone Edge!" Toby instructed. Lycanroc punched the ground, summoning the blue glowing rocks, which struck Zoroark, knocking it out.

"Zoroark is unable to battle, the winner is Lycanroc! Three of Gladion's Pokémon are unable to continue, so we'll continue the match after a five minute intermission!" the referee declared, as both trainers recalled their Pokémon.

"Ok, among Gladion's remaining Pokémon is that Silvally Momma talked about, and Porygon-Z. But what of his other Pokémon?" Toby pondered.

"Toby's showing the kind of promise I saw that day. I wonder what else he'll show me?" Gladion pondered, as a grassy plans battlefield rose up from the ground.

"Ok, Raichu, let's go!" Toby said, sending out his Raichu.

"Porygon-Z, show us all your virtual might!" Gladion said, sending out the real Porygon-Z.

"Ok, NOW it's the real Porygon-Z!" Will commented.

"Porygon-Z, the Virtual Pokémon, a Normal Type, and the evolved form of Porygon2. Additional software was added to it for the intent of space travel. Something went wrong however," Rotom said.

"Raichu, use Thunderbolt!" Toby instructed. Raichu fired of Thunderbolt at Porygon-Z.

"Light Screen," Gladion said. A barrier appeared around Porygon-Z. Thunderbolt still hit, but it didn't look like it did much.

"Light Screen powers down all special attacks," Will commented.

"Alright, then how about this!" Toby said, as he did the pose for Electric Type Z Moves, with the Aloraichium Z in his Z Power Ring. Raichu became enveloped in Z Power. Raichu then flew up into the sky, surrounded by powerful electricity, "GO RAICHU! USE STOKED SPARKSURFER!" Toby called out. Raichu then rocketed at Porygon-Z with the full force of it's Z Move. A pillar of electricity erupted from where it made contact with Porygon-Z. The latter was knocked out as a result.

"Porygon-Z is unable to battle, the winner is Raichu!" the referee declared, as Gladion recalled Porygon-Z.

"Lucario, crush our opponents with your mighty aura!" Gladion said, sending out a Lucario.

"So his sixth Pokémon is Lucario," Will commented.

"Lucario, use Shadow Claw!" Gladion instructed. Lucario's claws became enveloped in shadow energy, and slashed and one-shot Raichu.

"Raichu is unable to battle, the winner is Lucario!" the referee declared, as Toby recalled Raichu.

"Thanks a ton Raichu. Take a long rest," Toby said, as he readied his next Pokeball, "Go, Incineroar!" Toby exclaimed, sending out Incineroar.

"Lucario, use Aura Sphere!" Gladion instructed. Lucario fired off Aura Sphere.

"Counter that with Cross Chop!" Toby instructed. Incineroar charged at Aura Sphere, and chopped Aura Sphere, deflecting it, "Now, use Flamethrower!" Toby instructed. Incineroar fired Flamethrower at Lucario. However, Light Screen was still in effect, so Lucario only got half the damage.

"Lucario, use Bone Rush!" Gladion instructed. Lucario summoned a bone, and started swinging it at Incineroar, who tanked each strike.

"Incineroar, use Bulk Up!" Toby instructed. Incineroar looked like it got bigger, "Now use Darkest Lariat!" Toby instructed. Incineroar then struck Lucario, sending back into the wall, knocked out.

"Lucario is unable to battle, the winner is Incineroar!" the referee declared, as Gladion recalled Lucario.

"Guess it's time old friend. Silvally, unleash your true might!" Gladion said, sending out Silvally.

"Whoa, what's that Pokémon?" one spectator asked.

"I've never seen it before!" another commented.

"So now Gladion's hopes of advancing are riding on Silvally," Fluttershy commented.

"Meanwhile, Toby still has four Pokémon left, and one of them hasn't even battled yet," Will added.

"It seems like a one sided match in Toby's favor," Silver Spoon commented.

"Incineroar, use Cross Chop!" Toby instructed. Incineroar then chopped Silvally, who seemed to be barely affected.

"Silvally, use Air Slash!" Gladion instructed. Silvally then sent several blades of air careening at Incineroar, who once again tanked the attack.

"Incineroar, you want to tag out?" Toby offered. Incineroar nodded, "Alright then," Toby said, recalling Incineroar, "Ninetails, let's go!" Toby said, sending Ninetails back out, "Use Will-O-Wisp!" Toby instructed. Ninetails launched the fire attack, which ended up burning Silvally.

"Silvally, don't let the flames consume your true power! Use Crush Claw!" Gladion instructed. Silvally then slashed Ninetails with it's claws, knocking it out.

"Ninetails is unable to battle, the winner is that Pokémon," the referee declared awkwardly, as Toby recalled Ninetails.

"Thanks Ninetails. That was excellent battling," Toby said, as he readied his next Pokeball, "Lycanroc, let's have another go!" Toby said, sending Lycanroc back out, "Let's give this a try!" Toby said, as he once again, performed a Z Move Pose for Rock Type Moves. Lycanroc then summoned a massive boulder, "Go, use Continental Crush!" Toby instructed. Lycanroc then threw the boulder at Silvally, causing a massive explosion. When the smoke cleared, Silvally was still standing, but barely, "No way," Toby was in shock, as was Lycanroc.

"Now that was a truly powerful Z Move. It's clear you've bonded well with your Lycanroc. Now, let me show you the bond I have with Silvally, as it unleashes Multi-Attack!" Gladion said, as Silvally attacked Lycanroc in a flash, knocking out the Wolf Pokémon.

"Lycanroc is unable to battle, the winner is Silvally, was it?" the referee asked awkwardly, Gladion nodded, as Toby recalled Lycanroc.

"Only two Pokémon left. But Silvally doesn't look like it has much stamina left. It's all or nothing. Go, Incineroar!" Toby said, sending Incineroar back out, "Bulk Up!" Toby instructed. Incineroar once again looked like it got bigger, "Now, Darkest Lariat!" Toby exclaimed. Incineroar then stuck Silvally with it's signature move, successfully knocking it out.

"Silvally is unable to battle, the winner is Incineroar! Therefore, the victor is Toby Mason!" the referee declared. Toby fell to his knees, completely exhausted, as was Incineroar.

"Thanks Incineroar," Toby said, giving the Heel Pokémon a thumbs up. Incineroar smiled proudly, as Toby recalled it.

"Phew, I was on the edge of my seat throughout that whole battle!" Will commented.

"Now Toby's moving on to the semi-finals?" Serenity asked.

"Yep. Only question is, who else besides him and Busujima will advance as well?" Fluttershy pondered.

Author's Note:

Team so far:
On Hand

Will: Decidueye (M), Alolan Muk (F), Lucario (M), Alolan Marowak (F), Trevenant* (M), Mimikyu (F)

Fluttershy: Primarina (F), Smeargle (M), Crabrawler (M), Lurantis (F), Gengar*(M), Lycanroc (Rocky)(Dusk Form) (M)

Toby: Golduck (M), Ninetails (F), Incineroar (M), Alolan Raichu (F), Lycanroc (Midnight Form)(F), ?????

Serenity: Lopunny (F), Vikavolt (M), Misdreavus (F), Spinda (M), Sylveon* (F), Stufful (M)

Silver Spoon: Azumarill (F), Butterfree (F) Magnezone (N/A), Lycanroc (Midday Form)(M), Gourgeist (Super Size)(F), Mimikyu (M)


Will: Gourgeist (Large Size)(M), Gengar (M), Cofagrigus (F), Lampent (F), Dusclops (F), Banette (M), Alolan Exeggutor (M), Kommo-o (M), Garchomp (F), Dragonite (M), Haxorus (M), Hariyama (M), Conkeldurr (M), Hitmonchan (M), Pangoro (M), Toxicroak (F), Meinshao (F)

Fluttershy: Mimikyu (M), Gourgeist (Super Size)(F), Cofagrigus (M), Lampent (M), Dusclops (F), Banette (F), Glalie (F), Goodra (F), Kommo-o (M), Garchomp (F), Dragonite (M), Haxorus (M), Lucario (M), Conkeldurr (M), Hitmontop (M), Pangoro (M), Toxicroak (F), Meinshao (F) Comfey (F)

Toby: Noibat (M), Alolan Ninetails (Snowball) (F), Alolan Vulpix (Slushy) (F), Lucario* (M), Gengar (M), Gourgeist (Super Size)(F), Lampent (M), Dusclops (M), Banette (M), Kommo-o (M), Haxorus (M), Conkeldurr (M), Pangoro (F), Toxicroak (M), Meinshao (F), Metagross* (N/A), Tsareena* (F), Cofagrigus (F), Garchomp (M), Goodra (F), Turtonator (M)

Serenity: Wimpod (F), Oranguru (M), Gourgeist (Tiny Size)(M), Yamask (M), Litwick (M), Duskull (F), Shuppet (M), Gengar (F), Mimikyu* (M), Goodra (F), Jangmo-o (M), Gible (F), Dragonair (M), Axew (M), Riolu (M), Gurdurr (M), Tyrogue (M), Pancham (M), Croagunk (F), Meinfoo (F)

Silver Spoon: Gengar (M), Banette (F), Dusclops (M), Lampent (M), Cofagrigus (F), Goodra* (M), Kommo-o (M), Garchomp (F), Dragonite (M), Haxorus (M), Lucario (M), Conkeldurr (M), Hitmonlee (M), Pangoro* (M), Toxicroak (F), Meinshao (

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