|"DETECTED PRESENCE OF |
APPROACHING TOTEM POKEMON!"
The machine drained the power in the facility and I had to battle a Grubbin and a Charjabug in the dark as the totem approached via cutscene. It was still dark in the Observatory when Vikivolt attacked.
Battle Team: Support Offensive
I had brought this particular team because I don't have any true answer to electric pokemon. The rest of my pokemon are all weak to shock. The resulting battle team, "Support Offensive", was a weird bunch that just so happened to be weak against bug pokemon. Sure, Salandit has the advantage, but as I mentioned previously, she was knocked out. Crabrawler's fighting moves would have little effect, Tsareena is outright weak to bug moves, and I can't quite recall whether fairy moves are weak to the bug type or if it is the other way around...
It was Vikivolt vs Bouncee, then. I wanted to spend the time debuffing my foes, so I used Low Sweep to lower Vikivolt's speed and to apply a little chip damage, and then Reflect to give my team a bit of breathing room.
Vikivolt is a bug/electric pokemon and its Bug Bite eventually took out Tsareena. It's ally pokern was another Charjabug which seemed to be tossing around Thunderwaves all willy-nilly. I used Ppunches to slow it down again with Rock tomb. The chip damage was starting to add up and I saw an opening, so I sacrificed my crab in order to use a Revive on Salandit.
Time for revenge! Z - INFERNO OVERDRIVE!
Vikivolt was holding an Occa Berry, which halved the damage of my fire move.
Now, down to Star Fighter, my question from before remains: does bug do weak damage against fairy or is it the other way around?
I sigh in relief: fairy is effective. However, Vikivolt is tough and Charjabug continues to keep paralyzing my pokemon. I use Baby Doll Eyes for a few turns...if I could avoid any critical hits or fully paralyzed turns, I could take him out...
Could becomes "did" and now it is Sylveon vs. Charjabug. My Paralysis turns start to kick in, but due to all the petting that I've been giving my pokemon in Pokemon Refresh, Sylveon has a chance of recovering from paralysis whilst in battle. A little luck, and a little more luck and my paralysis is healed and Charjabug has "fallen in love" with my Sylveon (due to its ability, "Cute Charm"). I don't blame it, Sylveon is pretty cute.
Sidenote: How many times can draining kiss fucking miss?!
Both Sailor Star Fighter and Charjabug are mortally wounded. Will Charjabug's sacrifice itself for love?
Editor's Note: It did.