His Lapras smiled a bit, and nudged him. He returned her and put her in his pocket, "I know you won't betray me..." he said with a smile.
He continued onward, the sun was sinking behind him. He was soon forced to set up camp, which meant find a good place to sleep. He seated himself off to the side of the path, in a large hollow fallen tree. He hoped no pokemon nested there, other wise he would be forced into yet another battle. He sighed as he laid against the inside of the large log. It was a bit cramped, but at least he was hidden from any predator pokemon or thieves that would rob him of his lapras, again.
He dozed into a light sleep after a while, he was woken by a scrambling noise. He opened his eyes to see a rattata looking up at him curiously. He jumped in surprise and hit his head on the top of the the log, forgetting that his current residence had a ceiling. The rattata stared, curious. He looked at Harvey with interest, curious as to why there was a human in its den.
Harvey looked outside, it was still dark out. He decided to ask the rattata, "Mind if I stay here tonight?" he asked with a nervous laugh. Lucky for him, the rattata smiled back and gave a nod. It seemed to be comfortable with humans, considering the purple rat had leaped into Harvey's lap and curled up into a tight ball. It made a squeaking sound as it wrapped it's tail around itself. Harvey allowed it to lay on his lap and he laid back and was soon snoozing once more.
He awoke to a scared squealing sound, he opened his eyes to find his lap empty. He looked to the end of the log just in time to see the rattata rush back in with it's eyes as wide as dinner plates with fear. The rattata leaped into his arms and Harvey caught the rattata. He looked at the end of the log to see a rhyhorn charging towards the log's end. Harvey yelled in fear and tried to crawl out the other end of the log.
He was too late though, the rhyhorn smashed into the log and sent him and the rattata flying into the air. He clutched the rattata closely as he landed in some bushes. He got up, still holding the small and frightened rattata, and looked at the rhyhorn, who looked confused.
"Oh, is that your rattata?" a person emerged from deeper within the forest. He was a buff man, probably around the same age as Harvey. He wore shorts and a work out shirt that was wet with sweat.
"No..."Harvey replied cautiously.
"Oh...well...I was kind of battling it so could you put it down?" the man asked.
Harvey looked at the shivering rattata, who was covered in bruises and scars. It didn't look fit at all for battle. The rattata looked at him with pleading eyes and Harvey's mind clicked, "It doesn't want to battle." he spoke.
The man was stunned, "Well, that's too bad now is it? Come on, put the stupid rat down."
"He's not a stupid rat." Harvey said defensively, only then did he get an idea, "Battle me instead."
The man shrugged, "Doesn't matter as long as I get to battle! One on One! Let's go, Rhyhorn!"
The rhyhorn bellowed and charged forward onto the field. Harvey took out his pokeball and sent out Crystal, his lapras. Crystal hummed a tune and looked at the Rhyhorn, she was clearly at a bigger advantage here. She felt confident as she shot a water gun towards the rhyhorn, who was hit directly in the face with it as it charged forward.
"Now rhyhorn!" the trainer called. The rhyhorn bellowed as the clouds above darkened and lightning struck just beside the lapras, it was thunder attack, "No!" the trainer cried.
Crystal was spooked by the large flash of lightning, and began to drag herself away from the area where the lightning struck. She glared at the Rhyhorn and sent yet another blast at the charging Rhyhorn. The rock pokemon bellowed and bashed into Crystal, using Horn Attack.
Crystal cried out in pain, and with and order from Harvey, she used Water Gun once more on the Rhyhorn. The rhyhorn bellowed in pain as the water seeped into it's skin and weakened it. Lapras then began to hum a tune, in attempt to lull the Rhyhorn to sleep. She failed, for she was too busy avoiding yet another thunder attack, which has partially hit her and did massive damage, she was on the verge of consciousnesses now. The attack was followed by another Horn attack that hit her square in the chest. She screed once more and blasted another water gun in it's face as it charged towards her again. The rhyhorn bellowed as it fell over, making a trail in the ground and the friction stopped it's movement. The trainer cursed and returned is pokemon, "You got lucky! If rhyhorn's aim hadn't been so bad that lapras would've been toast!" With that, he left.
The rattata wasn't looking too good, Harvey decided the best way to transport it would be to capture it. He knelt down and put it on the ground, "I'm going to try and get you in a pokeball, okay?" he asked the rattata. The rattata nodded weakly, understanding. Harvey took out one of his spare pokeballs and tossed it at the rattata. BlueKat12 carried out 1 launched of one Pokeball (Image not informed.) :
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