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“Feisty would be an understatement,” Ben agreed, taking Jack’s hand and hopping on deck. The two were dripping wet but at that point, after everything they had gone through, it was just about the last of Ben’s worries.
Sinking into the embrace, Ben smiled proudly at Jack. “Seriously!! I wasn’t expecting to meet you so soon either… or under these conditions, haha. It’s so good to see you again after so long!! Where have you been, any super cool missions you’ve gone on??”
As the two Rangers shared the conversation, Ferligatr made sure to keep a close eye on Staryu. Sure, it may have been captured but boy, that Pokemon sure had it out for the two Rangers. Ben couldn’t tell why though, but he hoped that so long as Staryu continued traveling with Ben, he might just grow on it.
"Just finished making my last round through Unova. The RU wanted me to visit the rangers they have there and give them the rundown of what we do. Ya know, in case we ever need to get involved with stuff over there again.”
Jack went below deck into the tiny space for a moment, then emerged with a couple of towels. One was tossed over to Ben.
"Good news through. I’ll be staying here in Fiore for a while!" He said while he began to towel off.
"What have you been doing besides chasing shiny pokemon?" He chuckled at that, and gave the Staryu another quick look.
I am doing great Jack!
That’s great to hear! Hey, are you out on a mission, or at base?
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“YEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS,” Ben cried out, making a quick fist pump as he swam circles around Ferligatr and over towards Staryu. After Arceus knows how many days of being tormented by that Pokemon, he had finally managed to capture it!!!
“Awwwwwwww yeeeeeaaaahhhhh,” he gloated, now swimming around Staryu. And yet, despite finally having been captured, the Pokemon shot a quick squirt of water at the Ranger, just to get him to stop swimming in circles. It totally caught Ben off guard; he wasn’t expecting Staryu to continue to mess around with him after everything they had just gone through… not that he was injured or annoyed, it just surprised him is all.
“Jeez! This one sure is playful!” Ben said, looking over to Jack, having been pushed back by that Water Gun. “What I’d like to know is why it’s been attacking us this whole time…. hmm…..” And yet, the Staryu gave no answer, merely floating in place as it faced the two Rangers.
“Uh-huh,” he thought aloud, tapping his chin. “Okay, let’s head back up to the surface.”
Once they broke the surface Jack removed his Aqualung and gave a shout.
"Way to go Benny! That was amazing!" He smiled wit a feeling of pride for witnessing the younger ranger’s capture of the Staryu.
The water pokemon followed them to the surface, bobbing along the waves.
"That’s so cool." Said Jack as he swam to the pokemon. "I’ve never seen a shiny pokemon up close before." However the Staryu didn’t care to have Jack so near, and prompty water gunned him in the face. Jack went beneath the surface to get away from the attack and came up next to his boat. "Wow, still feisty. It’s going to be a handful."
He climbed up into the boat and held out his hand to help Ben up. Once they were both on, Jack gave Ben a bear hug. ”Talk about a welcoming party! I wasn’t expecting to see you so soon, Ben!”
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Ben nodded to Jack, taking note of the moment. Now was his chance!
Reaching his arm forward, he tapped a small button on the side of his wrist guard that would eject the Capture Disc, the tiny circlet shooting through the water like a bullet, aimed right at Staryu as it quickly began to spin around it, following the Whirlpool’s current and increasing in speed. Ben hardly had to do any work with his Capture Styler, not with Feraligatr doing most of the work for him! Wow, if only Ben had ever thought of something like that.
With the Capture Disc going faster and faster, Staryu was quickly enveloped in a white light, the ringlets made by the disc closing in on Staryu as it twirled helplessly at the center of the whirlpool, trying desperately to fight the current. For far too long, this Shiny Staryu had been playing hard-to-get with Ben’s attention and now, it was finally about to be captured. It had put up a good fight.
And so, happening in all but a matter of seconds, a bright white light shone from the center of the Whirlpool and the Capture Disc quickly returned to it’s slot in Ben’s Capture Styler. And just a few seconds later, the lights faded and Staryu came into view, it’s geometric body floating gently in the water as the whirlpool subsided. All eyes were on the Pokemon as it lay still, watching from a distance.
Jack watched with pride as the capture took place before him. Using Feraligatr’s whirlpool to help speed up the styler was a great move, and the senior ranger filed the technique to his memory for later use.
With the capture complete and when current subsided, the crocodile pokemon swam back to the two rangers. There was a smug look on the pokemon’s face; it had gotten the Staryu back for its earlier attack on it.
Jack patted Ben on the shoulder, and then moved away from their hiding spot in the coral to get a closer look at the Staryu. With the successful capture it was safe to approach the pokemon. Jack was excited, this would be the first shiny pokemon he had ever seen!
I’m doing well, though I don’t think we’ve met before~ I’m Will of the Johto Elite Four~ Pleasure to meet you!
Will of the Elite Four from Johto? I haven’t met you before, but it’s nice to meet you too! I’m Jack Walker, a Pokemon Ranger.
I tend to stick to the coastal towns, and if I do go inland I travel by flight to get to my destination quickly. I don’t really get much time to sight see when I’m on missions.
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“Again!” Ben called out, Pichu quickly responding with another Thunderwave fired at Staryu. Boy, that Pokemon sure was speedy underwater. It’s no wonder Pichu had such a hard time getting his attacks to land; every time the rodent would try to use a move, no matter how much stronger it was because of the water, Staryu always managed to dodge. Evidently this Pokemon liked to battle, and if it weren’t for the fact that neither of Ben’s Pokemon could breathe underwater, he’d have been able to put up a fair fight.
Luckily for him, though, that’s when Feraligatr swerved in, Jack pressed onto the reptile’s tail as it continued to swim his way over at ease. “Jack!,” Ben called out, having spotted him from the corner of his eyes. “I’ve gotta-,” and Ben’s sentence was cut short as another shot of Swift was fired right at the two Rangers, this one finally connecting with the younger.
Reeling back from the impact, Ben was sent into a few front-rolls as the beams hit ride into his side, his breathing once again faltering. “That’s it!! You’re gonna get it!!” Ben exclaimed, growing frustrated. “Feraligatr, use Whirlpool!!!” And so as to protect the two Rangers and Pichu, Feraligatr quickly grabbed them and dropped them in between a thick corral bed; once safe, Feraligator began to jet around Staryu, increasing in speed as it hoped, not hurt the Pokemon but, to make it dizzy.
After Feraligatr put the trio in the coral Jack caught his first real glimpse of the Staryu. So that was what Ben was after! It’s pale green color was nothing special, but that blue gem was an eye-catcher!
When the alligator pokemon began to whip up his Whirlpool attack, Jack grabbed hold of Ben and Pichu. He didn’t want them to get swept away in the strong current caused by the attack.
Sure enough, the Feraligatr was able to fight toe-to-toe with the Staryu and trap it in its whirlpool. That left the pokemon disoriented, but it wouldn’t last for long.
"Ben, hurry!" Jack managed to say through the Aqualung device. He made a motion with his finger, one that any Ranger would recognize as the motion for a styler capture.