Barry was a big fan of the Pokemon series. He'd played every Pokemon game, collected plenty of Pokemon cards and other merchandise, he even liked Pokemon Dash… Okay, that's not true, no one likes Pokemon Dash. Regardless, he was proud to be Pokemon fan, ready to celebrate their twentieth anniversary this year. He was pretty excited for any new games they might announce, but he was extremely excited about Pokken Tournament finally getting released outside of Japan, and coming to the Wii U.
Since the early days of the series, many fans, Barry included, wished they could see exciting Pokemon battles in real time, instead of the turn-based format the main series and the Stadium games used. They got a taste of that with the Pokemon anime, but it just wasn't the same without being able to command the Pokemon yourself. But now, Pokemon was finally going to get what seemed like the most logical spin-off ever; a fighting game. The graphics were am
"Sylveon, use Quick Attack!"
Leroy's Raichu made a swift leap to its left, narrowly avoiding the Sylveon's attack.
"Raichu, while she's down!" Leroy shouted, "Finish it with a Thundershock!"
Electricity built up in Leroy's Raichu, and before the poor Sylveon could react, it was zapped with enough force to knock it to the ground.
"Sylveon!" Leroy's friend Retric shouted.
"Yes!" Leroy shouted in triumph, "Great job, Raichu!"
Raichu ran up to Leroy and jumped up into his arms, as the two celebrated their victory.
"Best two out of three?" Leroy asked Retric.
"But you won that battle!" Retric said as he tossed his Pokéball at his Sylveon.
"I know," Leroy replied, "but I want to keep going!"
"My Sylveon isn't in battle condition, she needs to…"
"Well THEN we'll keep going!"
"Leroy! Calm down!"
Leroy followed his friend's advice and took a deep breath to calm himself.
"Sorry," he said to Retric, "I'm just trying to get
Then it started to grow dull, he missed the open roads, the battles, the adventure, and the excitement! But where was a Pokémon Master supposed to find the thrill of battle when no opponent held challenge for him anymore? Maybe he could start a gym, or join an Elite Four, he was certainly strong enough! But just using a single type wasn't that fun, and there wasn't much adventure to it either.
Pikachu dropped in beside him, smelling of vanilla, clearly his mother had recently given the rodent a bath again. Yes, his P