“No, Sphere, I said Scratch, not Faint!” Ben was becoming very edgy. The past hour was spent pitting his new Sandshrew against Fluff, and so far Sphere’s win record was absolutely zilch. “Hmmph. Oh well, perhaps a weaker opponent is needed. And no, not you, Marshmallow.” Ben headed out of Vermillion, Fluff and Marshmallow trailing closely behind. A few minutes later, a fellow trainer came up to them. “Excuse me, but would you like a Pokémon battle? One on one.” Ben nodded.
“Sphere, attack!” “Fine, I choose Butterfree! Use Confusion!” A wave of energy hit Sphere, causing the mouse to attack Marshmallow. “Jigglypuff! Jig puff!” “Sphere, shake it off and Scratch that butterfly. Sphere stopped, shook his head, then turned his attention to the real enemy. “Sand shrew!” He leaped through the air, landing on the bug. The Butterfree immediately tried to shake it off, and the ruckus looked like an aerial rodeo. Finally, Sphere smacked it in the back of its head, the leaped off and burrowed into the ground. “Huh? How did that happen? Pokédex, analyze!”
“TM attack number 27: Dig. Pokémon burrows underground, then attacks from behind. Pokémon cannot be harmed while underground. Sandshrew do not learn this attack naturally.” By this time, Sphere leaped out of the ground, landing square on the Butterfree’s head. The bug spun out of control and crashed into a nearby lake. “Butterfree, return! Good match.” The trainer gave Ben some money, then walked off.
“Congratulations, Sphere, but how did you learn that move?” Sphere only shrugged. “Oh well, I guess it’s just luck.” Ben started to walk
“Eeeee!” [Look out!]
Splash! Ben fell into the lake and when he ... er, she came up as Cajava, she looked at Fluff and Marshmallow, who were unsure whether to look scared or confused.
“VEEEEEEE. EVE EVE EEVEE!!!!” [It’s that evil trainer! RUN!!!] Fluff began running with all his strength, but alas, he was getting too far. Marshmallow sighed finally loosening her grip. Fluff dove straight into the ground.
“Jiggly!” [ We can’t just run from this guy forever. I’ll battle him! ] She walked over to Cajava and slapped him. “Jigglypuff, jiggly, jiggy, jiggly!” [C’mon you, you wanna battle, I’ll give you one!]
“Oh, you’re so cute!” Cajava grabbed Marshmallow and gave the puffball a big hug. “Jiggly....pufff!” [Need .... air!] Finally, Marshmallow freed herself from the “evil trainer.” “puff puff jiggly!” [Well, let’s fight!] Cajava started laughing.
“What do you mean fight? After what Ben promised? I may be a different person, but I respect any promises my other makes. You have nothing to fear, but if you want to battle okay! Sphere! Attack!” The Sandshrew appeared. Marshmallow struck a fighting stance. “Pufff!” [Charge!]
Marshmallow ran, leaped, and was about to pound when Sphere grabbed her out of the air. The Sandshrew immediately started bouncing Marshmallow like a basketball, then slam-dunked her into the hole Sphere made during the earlier battle. Marshmallow rolled through the hole, popped out the other end, and bounced down into the pool. Splash! Marshmallow crawled out, stood up, then immediately fell flat on her face. “Shrewwww!” cried Sphere triumphantly. Cajava went over to marshmallow and gave her a Potion. The Jigglypuff got up, then fell on its butt, looking very sad.
“Hmmm, how do you make a Jigglypuff happy? I know, come out everybody!” Blob and Seymour appeared alongside Sphere. “Ditto?” asked Blob. “Do you think you can listen to Marshmallow sing without falling asleep?” “Ditto!” replied Blob, and nodded his head. The small menagerie of Pokémon, Fluff included, became an audience. Marshmallow, seeing this, brightened up, then a spotlight mysteriously appeared. Marshmallow started singing.
“Jiiiiglllly pufffff, jigllllyyypufff, jiggglyyyypuffff, jigglyyy. Jiggllypufff, jiglyyypuff,jiglyyyyy.” Marshmallow looked up and saw everybody, even Fluff and Cajava, snoozing on the ground. She inflated. “Jigglypuff puff!”