“Jiggy puff puff jiggly?” [OK, now what do we do?]
Marshmallow and Fluff have decided to tag along with Ben and were now wondering what to do next.
“Well, I was going to use this Sandshrew to try and defeat Lt. Surge for my first badge.” replied Ben, using Blob as a medium.
“Jiggy puff jig jiggly? JIGGLY?” [Can I please battle for you? PLEASE?]
Fluff was worried at this sudden question. “eevee vee vee?” [Are you crazy?]
Even Ben was surprised at this question. “You’re just a wild Jigglypuff. Surge’s Raichu would toast you in a second.”
Marshmallow inflated to twice her normal size at this. “Jigglypuffff?” [Just a Jigglypuff?]
“Well, ok, if you really want to, I’ll let you battle. But don’t get angry at me after you lose.”
The small group headed back into Vermillion and as they reached the Gym, a trainer ran out, holding one badly beaten Rattata. Ben shuddered at the thought of what Marshmallow would look like, but the Jigglypuff was still confident of its abilities. Ben entered.
“What do you want?” a gruff teen about Ben’s age said.
“A battle with Lt. Surge.” Ben answered.
“Boss, your 15th victim of the day.”
Ben sweatdropped. 15 in one morning? What kind of monster is this Surge? A giant monster of a man appeared.
“Heh heh. Youse trainers never learn. Okay, Baby, one on one is enough for me. Go Raichu!” A Pokéball flew and hit the ground, then the mouse Pokémon appeared. “Raichu!” Ben sweatdropped again. He knew what these creatures could do, having seen them in action at the Eevee Brothers’ Evolution parties. “Well okay, Marshmallow, go!” The Jigglypuff walked on the battlefield.
Immediately, Lt. Surge, his Raichu and all his students started laughing their heads off. Noone ever sent a Jigglypuff against Surge’s Raichu, and the pathetic look of this one made it even funnier. Finally, they stopped laughing, and the battle began.
“Veeee...” [What are you doing?]
“Jiggy...” [I’m gonna beat to silly looking mouse over there.]
“Vee... Veee veee eve!” [No, you’re gonna get killed!]
“Jig!” [Be quiet, no one asked you anyway...]
The battle began “Raichu, just use a thunderbolt and finish this match quickly!”
“RAIIIIIIIIIIII-CHUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU” Marshmallow was completely fried by Raichu’s thunderbolt. She rolled all the way back to Ben. When she got up, she found herself very dizzy from all the electricity. She spun around a few times then toppled over, landing face first on the floor. Ben sighed and picked her up.
“Screw this. I quit.” He left the gym, completely embarrassed by Marshmallow’s performance. “Last time I ever trust a wild pokémon to do a trained pokémon’s job.” Surge and his students laughed even after Ben had left.
“HA! What an idiot. He actually thought an untrained Jigglypuff could beat my Raichu. He’s just luck Raichu didn’t kill the thing...”
“Yeah. What a fool! He must not be a very good trainer if he can’t even catch the pokémon.” They all continued to laugh.
One of the students did an impersonation of Marshmallow falling over. After he finished and began to get up, Surge’s boot met his back. “Shut up you fool. The battle may have been embarrassing to him, but we never embarrass ourselves by imitating others. UNDERSTOOD!”
“Yeeeeeeeeeeeesssssssssssss,” he mumbled.
“Now, give me 50. NOW!!!!” The student did as told. Surge went back to his office. “Call me when 16 arrives...”
“What on Goddish’s green Earth possessed you to send a wild Jigglypuff into battle against Lt. Surge’s Raichu?” asked Nurse joy. Ben just shrugged.
“I couldn’t change its mind no matter what I said. So I decided a battle would show it its mistake.” Joy sighed.
“There are some things that can only be learned by experience. You just wait here.” Ben sighed, then looked down at Fluff. The little Eevee was sitting in his lap, worried for marshmallow and scared of all the Trainers in the Pokécenter. Ben petted him a few times, then heard a small sound. Marshmallow waddled into the waiting room, looking a little fried and very sad. “I told you not to fight, so don’t get mad at either of us.” Marshmallow just puffed up. “Jiggly!” [Stupid Raichu!] Ben walked out of the Pokécenter, Eevee and Jigglypuff in tow. “Time for some Sandshrew training.”