Everyone rushed to the Pokemon Center with Ash carrying Sonic. Once inside he ran up to Nurse Joy Saying. “Nurse Joy, Sonic has taken a lot of damage!” Nurse Joy took a look at him and nodded. “Chancey get a stretcher stat! Chancey did as instructed and put Sonic on one and rushed him into the ER. Sonic was soon hooked up to a bunch of medical equipment and the gang sat outside on the benches. “Is Sonic going to be okay?” Cream asked in a worried voice. “Yeah, he'll be fine...just...ugh he's so reckless!” Knuckles said in frustration. “Says the one jumping out of a moving plane! You're just as bad!” Just then Nurse joy opened the door and walked outside with a smile. “He's going to be okay.” she said calming everyone. “Thank goodness” Amy said in a sigh of relief. “However, he isn't going to be fighting for a while...” she said in a serious voice. “What's wrong with him?” Tails asked in a worried voice. “She looked at him from the window. “That Aqua Jet surrounded him in water and then he pushed through an electric force field...making the shock that much more intense...and that's on top of him nearly drowning...he really pushed his body to the limit...it's a wonder he was able to stay conscious...most Pokemon would faint instantly.” Misty looked at Ash worried. “What now?” she asked. Ash looked at Sonic laying on the bed with medical equipment on him. “We need to find those emeralds before Eggman...and I think I have an idea of how we can do that. Tails, that tracker you found...could you make more of them?” He asked looking at Tails. “Uh, yeah of course...but...uh...why?” He asked confused. Just then Pikachu's ears perked up. “Ash...I'd keep it quiet for now...” “Why, what's wrong buddy?” he asked turning to Pikachu on his shoulder. “We're being watched...I hear that same sound that robot made back at the restaurant.” “I see, so...Eggman wants to spy on us eh? Well I need to go take my anger out on something...this will work out splendidly!” Knuckles said running down the hallway. “Knuckles wait!” Pikachu called. “What, I can't take it anymore...I need to punch something before I got nuts!” Pikachu pointed in the other direction of the hallway. “The sound is coming from that way...” Knuckles face-palmed and charged down the other way. “I'm coming for you Eggman!!!!!!!” He said yelling down the hallway. Tails sighed. “Well, least he'll have something to do while we brainstorm. So what is this about me making more trackers?” Ash looked at Pikachu. “Is there anymore noise buddy?” Pikachu looked down the direction that it was coming from. “Well....I hear yelling...punching...and metal being beaten to pieces.” Amy laughed. “Sounds like Knuckles found it!” “He's scary sometimes.” Cream said in fear. Amy put her arm over her shoulder. “It's okay Cream, he's just a block head...I don't think we'll be hearing him for a while. Go ahead Ash, I think we're good.” Ash nodded. “Right, well...I was thinking about something. How about we give one of those trackers to each of the professors.” Misty nodded. “I get it, if we have them keep it in an area then we'll pin point which region it's on instead of having to look one by one.” Tails looked at Sonic. “I see, so if they have one for each professor we can get this done a lot faster. That might give us an edge over Eggman.” Misty looked at Tails. “How long would it take?” Tails counted on his fingers. “Lets see here, there are 5 professors calculating the time, materials, and work hours.....5 days....” Amy looked at Tails in shock. “5 days!? Didn't you make one in one night!?” Tails blushed. “Well...uh...yeah but be honest...I kind of...kept part of the tracker with me...and just needed to create a battery to get it to run...and sync it with the emerald...this one...I'm making from scratch...so it will take a day per device.” Ash sighed. “Well, I guess it can't be helped...plus even though we are kind of racing against him...we still could use this time to help you and Amber get better as a team. I mean, you each did a good job against Pikachu the other day, but it's obvious you each need to work with each-other to get in better sync. Tails nodded. “Yeah, I guess it wouldn't hurt to train a little bit with her to get this battling down....now that Eggman has his own...I think we'll need all the firepower we can get to keep the playing field even.” “I think we should also follow suit with ours.” Just then Nurse Joy walked up to them. “Everyone Sonic is regaining consciousness.” “What really!?” Amy said excitedly. “That's a relief.” Tails said with a sigh of relief. With that they each ran to Sonic's side.
“Ugh...what?” Sonic said waking up. “Careful, don't push yourself.” Tails said taking his hand. “Tails, what happened? Oh yeah, now I remember...how is Delia?” “She's fine, thanks to you Sonic.” Ash said next to Tails. “That's good, that stupid Egg-gah!” He said holding his chest in pain. “I told you to be careful...you got hurt pretty badly in that last scrape.” “It'll take more then this to slow me down...just a little out of shape.” Sonic said sitting up. “Careful Sonic, you took a lot of damage with that force field.” Pikachu said standing on the bed next to him. “Yeah, that was an impressive Aqua Jet, but you really pushed yourself far.” Amber said sitting next to Pikachu. “Yeah, I admit...I pushed it to the limit with it...I was ready to give up...and felt so much desperation...that I was willing to try anything to get out of that lake...when it glowed.” Everyone looked confused. “So, wait...it reacted to you giving up?” Amy said confused. “I think I might have a better idea...Sonic, you said you were scared of water right?” Sonic nodded. “Yeah can't stand it...” “Then there is your answer...I think what happened was you were blocking its energy out of fear being it's the thing you fear the most...and when you got so desperate you were willing to try anything and subconsciously let the energy in and accepted its help.” “So wait, Sonic chooses to accept their powers?” Cream said confused. “Makes sense...you see us Pokemon use them to evolve...but we can also choose when or if we want it to happen...simply picking up a stone doesn't always trigger it...we have to let it happen.” Pikachu said sitting down. Ash looked at him. “So, back when you took the Thunderstone that day...” Pikachu looked back. “Yeah, I touched it but I didn't want to...and I guess the stone understood that and didn't evolve me.” Sonic looked deep in thought. “so...I choose to accept their energy...I guess I should keep that in mind...I just hope...I don't need to use them soon...I have a feeling I'm just starting to uncover their secrets...” Sonic thought to himself. Tails then got up. “Well, guess I better get on back. I need to get started on those translators.” Sonic then surprised everyone by getting out of the bed. “Yeah, I need to think some things over...” Nurse Joy looked worried. “A...Are you sure you should be out of bed!?” Sonic looked at her. “Yeah, I'm feeling alright...like I said just out of shape...been a long time since I pushed my body to the limit like that...in fact...last time was against Eggman back home...” Tails scratched his head nervously. “Oh yeah, that was sure something...” Amy face-palmed. “Don't remind me of that incident...ugh...I'm still furious at that clown for catching me like some video game stereotype princess in a castle waiting to be rescued!” Cream nodded in agreement. Knuckles walked back dusting his hands off. “Wasn't your fault, that snake in the grass is a tricky son of a gun.” Flora next to cream looked worried. “I'm sorry I wasn't there to help...” Cream looked down at her. “No no, you did great today! It was scary but Sonic saved the day.” Amy petted her head. “Don't sell yourself short Cream. You and Flora took out that overgrown house plant in one shot.” Misty nodded in agreement. “Yeah, that Fire Spin had a lot of power behind it. Then again, it was powered up thanks to your ability.” Tails looked at her confused. “Ability, what's that?” He asked. “Every Pokemon has their own ability that can be used in battle. Flora's is called “Flash Fire” it takes any fire based move and absorbs it making her own fire attacks more powerful.” “I see, so she can take any fire or flame and absorb it. That is interesting. What is Star's?” Amy asked. Star blushed. “I...It's intimidate.” Misty looked at him. “I see, that allows the user to scare the opponent making them nervous and lose some physical attack. Pretty useful for scaring an opponent into submission.” “Oh, that will work out juuuuust fine.” Amy said happily. Tails looked at Misty. “So, what ability does Amber have?” Amber looked up at him with pride. “It's Adaptability.” Misty smiled. “I see, I thought that'd be it.” Misty looked at Amber. “Adaptability what's that?” Tails asked interested. “It's an ability that increases the power of moves of the same type as the user.” For example, she is normal type so any normal based moves would be powered up.” Misty explained. Amber scratched her head nervously. “Hoooowever, I don't really know any normal attacking moves so it's kind of useless.” Misty nodded. “Yeah, out of the 4 you know one ghost type move, and a ground type move. The other two are normal but being they aren't attacking moves they won't be powered up.” Tails scratched his head. “I see, so it seems that instead of pure offense we should focus on more tactical and supporting rolls.” Amber looked up at him and nodded. “Yeah, be honest I'm not much a fighter. I'm much more into contests.” “I see, I bet you'd do a good job with them with your double team.” Amber nodded. “Contests, what's that?” Amy said confused. “They are like a battle, but it's more about showing off a Pokemon's moves. They compete against each-other to try and get points and the winner gets a ribbon.” Ash said petting Pikachu. “Oooh, right there..ahh..” Pikachu said happily. “Sooo, basically a beauty pageant.” Misty nodded. “Kind of, but it's a bit more complicated then that. I actually tried some of them out in my spare time. Kind of gives me something to do other then battle trainers all day.” “That girl you were with Dawn, she actually is a Pokémon Coordinator.” Ash said still petting pikachu. “That sounds so cool!” Tails said. Misty chuckled. “It is, I'll show you how it's done later, but for now lets focus on battling. Cream and Amy nodded in agreement.
Amy stepped in front of Cream. “I'll go first, I'm itching to see what Star can do.” Misty nodded. “I'll be the ref.” With that she got into her spot on the side of the battlefield. “Okay, this will be a one on one match. It will be over when either side is unable to continue. Begin!” Amy looked at Star. “Here we go.” Star nodded back. “Lets win this!” Ash looked at Star. “Okay, then I'll use Pikachu.” Pikachu walked up to his side of the field. “Just cause we're friends doesn't mean I'll hold back. Be ready!” Star glared at him best he could. “You better not, or you'll end up on the ground so fast your head will spin you over-sized mouse!” “Pikachu use quick attack!” Ash commanded. “Lets go!” Pikachu charged at Star at blinding speeds. “Heh, pretty fast, but nowhere near Sonic's Speed. Star use flash!” Star grinned and a blinding light flashed in front of Pikachu like a flash-bang grenade. “Gah!” Pikachu said blinded. “Pikachu, use iron tail in front of you!” Ash commanded and Pikachu swung an iron tail directly in front of him. “Star use ice fang to counter it!” Star's top fangs glowed a light blue and he bit Pikachu's tail causing ice to form around it. Pikachu jumped back and shook his head and blinked his eyes to recover. “Not bad, that actually hurt.” Pikachu said slamming his tail on the ground breaking the ice. “Yeah, that was pretty smart using flash to blind Pikachu and then follow up with an ice move to counter his attack. However, now lets kick it up a notch. Pikachu use Thunderbolt!” Pikachu grinned and fired a powerful bolt of lightning right at Star! “Gah!” Star grunted in pain but shook his head to clear it. “Wow, that was some Thunderbolt...however...I've got a move of my own...” Amy nodded knowing what he meant. “Star use Discharge!” Star then fired powerful bolts of electricity in all directions and they each aimed and hit Pikachu square on. Pikcahu braced himself and took it. “Not bad, had quite the force behind it, but...lacks much power.” Pikachu said brushing himself off. Star was frustrated by this. “Dang it...I thought for sure I had enough in me...” “Don't worry bout it, let's try this.” Amy said trying to comfort him. “Use Spark!” She commanded. Just then Star started running and became cloaked in electricity then tackled Pikachu. “Wow, that...that's going to be useful!” Amy said in awe. Misty clapped. “Not bad Amy, now lets see what other things Flora can do. I'll be your opponent. Ash, would you mind being the ref?” Ash nodded and walked to the side lines. “Okay, this will be a one on one match. The battle will be over when either side is unable to continue. Begin!” Misty reached for a pokeball buuuuut one of her pokemon popped out it was a pink and white coral like Pokemon. “Corsola, what the!?” She said to him. “Sorry Misty, but I want to fight her really badly. I've got the best type coverage and she really needs to be tested.” Misty nodded. “Okay, I hear ya...it would be the best match up for Flower being she now has a quad weakness.” Tails was just in disbelief at what was in front of him. It was a Pokemon made of coral! “Woooooooow, it's a living coral! T..That's So cool!!!! I...I've got so many questions after this.” Misty couldn't help but chuckle at Tails reaction to Corsola. She had a feeling he'd nerd out on them but his reaction was just to perfect. Cream however looked worried. “Quad weakness? Uh, what does that mean?” She asked in a worried voice. “Okay, Flower is a fire type. Corsola here is a water/rock type and fire is weak to rock and water....so basically fire type moves won't do a thing.” Flower looked nervous. “I see, well then I'll just have to be creative.” She said getting into her fighting pose.
Meanwhile back at Team Rocket HQ Eggman was fuming. “Blast it all!!!!” he said slamming the control panel on his hover chair. “I didn't expect that stupid fox to be able to pull of a move like that. “It sure did take us for a loop, my possessor chip is running at such high outputs that my head is hurting.” Bocco said holding his head. “No matter, just a minor set back. Hey, plant thing...uh...what was your name again?” He looked at Eggman. “It's Exeggutor, and what?” “Hoho, Exeggutor eh? I like the sound of that. What moves do you know exactly?” He looked at Eggman confused. “Wait, you also can understand me?” “Why of course, did you think that twin fox was the only one who could whip up a translator? Only this one is much more capable then that sorry excuse of one he made with a hearing aid...seriously...he could have used a freaking mic speaker system that would be on the “Pokemon's” neck like a collar making it so that everyone in the area could hear them. Hello, use your head kid! I swear if this was a stupid fan fic the writer wasn't thinking at all.” Team Rocket were confused. “Wow, seems you know your stuff.” Jessie said. “Yeah, I do and I know enough of what to do next....lookout you losers...I've got a plan to have you all boiled! Hohohohohohoho.”
Meanwhile back with the gang Cream and Flower were getting schooled by Misty. “Corsola, use Spike Cannon!” Misty instructed and Corsola turned white and fired hundreds of spikes at Flower hitting her square on. “Gah!” Flower yelled in pain. “Yikes, that was powerful!” Amy yelled from the sidelines. “Flower use Dark Pulse!” Cream yelled. “Try this on for size, Dark Pulse!” just then a black beam shot out of her mouth and hit its mark. “Heh, not bad.” Corsola said. “We're just getting started Cream said with confidence. “Heh, I wouldn't get cocky if I were you. Use Scald!” Just then Corsola fired boiling hot water at Flower. “GAH!!!” Flower cried in pain. “Flower!!!” Cream cried out. “Ouch...that was hot...and not in a good way...” Flower said getting up with much effort. “That move is known as “Scald” it fires boiling hot water at the opponent to burn it as well. Being Flower is a fire type she won't get burned...but as a water type move it does massive damage...in fact judging by how she's struggling to stand...I'd say one more attack would do it...” “Dang it, she's right....one more attack like that and we're done...there has to be a way around it...but how...wait...that move...it's a risky play...but I have to try...I can't let the others outdo me...I'm done being weak.” Cream thought as she came up with a plan. “Flower use fire spin!” Flower's eyes glowed a fierce blue and trapped corsola in a fiery vortex. “Heh, so hoping to keep her in one spot...sorry but that's not going to work...Use scald and end this!” “No hard feelings, but this fight is over!” Corsola said as she fired a powerful scald at flower who was charging at her, however after it hit her she vanished! “What the!?” Misty said in disbelief. “I've got a few tricks of my own.” Corsola looked up and saw Flower on top of her. “That's Substitute!” Pikachu said cheering Flower on. “Heh, pretty clever using Substitute like that but...you forgot about her spike cannon.” Cream smirked. “Oh did I?” Misty looked and saw Corsola was upside down! “Grrr, when did you!?” “Take this! Use dark pulse!” Flower aimed and fired a powerful dark pulse point blank at Corsola resulting in an explosion. When the smoke cleared Corsola was down for the count. “Corsola is unable to battle, the winner is Cream and Flower!” “Sigh, well you beat me...I have to say that was a fun battle...I didn't even see Flower knock her over.” Misty said returning Corsola in her ball. “I knew we had one shot, so I decided to take a chance on a sneak attack and have Flower use her momentum to knock her over and then use the last of our strength in one last burst.” Sonic walked over to them clapping. “That was a nice battle Cream, you're really growing.” “Thanks Sonic, means a lot.” “I agree, you were a pretty tough fighter with her.” Amy said putting her hand on Cream's shoulder. “I just hope this will be enough to take Eggman on...I kind of am getting the feeling he is whipping something up to take care of us.” Cream said looking at Flora. “Yeah same here.” Sonic said looking at his busted up arm and busted ribs. “Well, you're in no position to fight so don't even try Sonic.” Amy said looking at him. “Yeah, I've been beaten up way worse then this...but for some reason those crystals take their toll.” Sonic said looking at her. “Wait, so they hurt you!?” Cream said worried. “Well, not exactly hurt but unlike the emeralds that leave me feeling refreshed and full of energy...it feels like they let me use a powerful move so it takes it out of me quite a bit.” “I think I may have an answer to that one Sonic.” Knuckles said walking up to them. “Oh, what might that be?” Sonic said looking at him interested. “Chaos Energy is a very powerful thing and you've been using it a lot...if I had to guess your body is used to it so it's become second nature for you to be able to channel it into attacks. Didn't you have trouble with it the first time you turned into your super form?” Sonic looked to the sky. “Yeah, tell the truth...The first time back in Chris's world I felt so full of energy that I was able to level the playing field...but after the energy left me I did feel a bit better....but I couldn't wake up the next day...I was so tired I couldn't move.” Knuckles nodded. “There's your answer...your body isn't used to this kind of energy and it's taking a toll on you.” Sonic sighed. “Yeah, I think you're right...dang it...just what I didn't need right now...there are 5 emeralds still out there and at this rate that slime ball will get them first!” Amy looked at Cream. “Don't worry Sonic Tails is getting some of those trackers whipped up. Once we give them to the professors, we'd have an edge.” “I know, I just hope we find them first...”
Meanwhile Tails, Professor Oak, and Amber were finishing up one of the translators. “That should do it for this one...phew...those sure are still a challenge to make from scratch...” Tails said dropping his tools. “So, this thing will find them?” Amber asked looking down at it. “Yeah, basically think of it like this. The emeralds give off an energy that is very distinctive and this picks up on that and tells us where they are by where the energy is coming from.” “Oh I get it, so basically this tracker finds that signal and will lead us to them!” “Exactly.” Tails said proud. “Still, with only a 50 mile range...that doesn't get us that far...Hoenn in particular is huge. Even if we were to get this to Birch...it's to much ground to cover.” Professor Oak said in a worried voice. Tails sighed. “Yeah, I'm aware of that...Birch showed me his region and it's at least 2,000 miles across which....we'd need 10 of these for that area alone...there has to be a way that I'm not thinking of...because at this point he'd get....wait....no...it's to risky...” “What are you thinking of Tails?” Amber asked. “Well, if it's a deal that Eggman is after the same thing...then if we could find out where he was headed we could tail him and get the emerald first.” “I don't think that would be the best idea Tails...but I do see your point.” Sonic said with everyone walking in. “Oh hey Sonic, are you sure you should be out of bed yet?” Tails asked getting out of his chair. “I'm fine bud, been beaten up way worse then this. Compared to that robot he beat us up with, that was nothing. Still hurts though...” Tails rubbed his neck remembering. “Yeah, that brute was strong alright...I still hurt from that mess...” “Anyway, how are they coming tails?” Tails looked at his desk. “Not bad, got 2 out of the 4 done already. I should have them done within the next couple days...as long as something stupid doesn't happen.” Amy and Cream walked in with their pokemon and of course, as soon as Star walked in and spotted Amber...he was in a love daze. Amber noticed this and looked at him confused. “Uh, Star are you okay?” “Huh, oh y..yeah just uh...um...noticed those translators.” He said pointing to them right behind her.” “Oh yeah, we got a few more of these done...now that Birch guy from Hoenn can calm down.” “Hahaha, yeah that's Birch for ya...He's a little over eager sometimes when he finds out new info, but he is a good guy.” Tails looked at Amber. “Hey Amber why don't you go play. Me and the professor are going to be discussing some more science talk and I noticed it kind of bored you.” Amber scratched the back of her head with her paw in embarrassment. “W..was it that obvious?” “Yeah, but don't worry, Sonic is very much the same.” “Hey!” Sonic said rejecting the comment causing everyone to laugh. “It's fine Amber, you're a hard worker. I've got it from here.” Tails said petting her. “Well, okay I'm not going to object to a bit of play time!” She dashed out the door. Amy gave Star a little nudge and whispered. “Go on, now's your chance to impress her!” Star blushed. “I..I uh, don't know what you're talking about...b..but I wouldn't mind a break myself.” He said running off. Causing Amy to roll her eyes. “What's up with him Amy?” Cream said confused. “Hehe, oh nothing, just some personal issues I know a lot about.” she watched them run out and said under her breath. “Good luck Star, you can do it...”