Rin swallowed. She was being called into her first battle with a person she didn't know. She looked around. Another boy with a Mightyena was nearby, so she did have backup if she were to lose, though she didn't plan to do so. Rin nodded, and looked down at Hino. "You ready for your first battle, Hino?" she asked. The Cyndaquil squeaked happily, and Rin smiled. She placed Hino down.
"Okay, Hino. Tackle the Shuppet, please!" Rin commanded. Hino nodded and then used Tackle on his foe, but the ghostly puppet smirked and disappeared, leaving Hino attacking the air and falling back to the ground. "Hino, please! Try again!" Rin said again, and Hino did so, with the same result. The Shuppet laughed and then used Screech, the ear-splitting sound making the Cyndaquil step back, his ears ringing.
"I'm sorry," Rin said to the young lady who asked her to battle, "but I don't think I can help you..."