Hell / heaven.
This time the place was shopping centre Jumbo in Vantaa.
First, it was hard to find a way to get there. We spent at least 15 minutes trying to figure out how we would get to a shopping centre about 300 meters away, just because of the roads.
Second: When we got there, we thought that everything would be fine. But it wouldn't:
a) We had said that the contest would begin 15:00. Well well, the staff at the centre had made some commercials for advertising, BUT they had put "The contest will start 14:00". Dumb people.
b) Neither persons we were supposed to contact answered their phones.
c) They had promised that they would have a microphone & a speaker system ready for our commentating. Well, the contact persons had been sick for over a week, and had arranged some guy to help us. Yay, he was responsible for the TV commercials in the centre ONLY, and didn't know a thing about the speaker systems.
d) When we were setting our stuff up, some buildermen came there.
One of them: "Hey, what'cha doin'? We're supposed to build this house here!" (There was a little cottage under construction by the stage, where we were supposed to hold the contest on)
We: Err... We're supposed to hold a contest here, and we gave a notice about it to the centre's boss about a month ago..."
Builder guy: "Err, we haven't received anything like that"
We: "Ehhh... Anyway, we're going to have it here, so..."
Builder guy: "Wait a minute, I'll go to check my list."
A little later he comes back: "Ah, there was a incy-wincy marking about that."
Anyway, we don't have speakers. So we send one of our guys to rent some (He had returned the microphone the same morning!). Of course, there was a little traffic jam. So we had two battles without commentating.
But then we got our speaker systems, and after that, everything went well.
There were 3 guys around 15 years of age,and I thought that one of them would win. Eh. They kinda sux0red. Thunder on Zapdos, stuff like that.
Well... One of them was in the semifinals, but got beaten. There were two other peeps, and they were brothers. Guess how old they were? Like 7 and 8 years.
So here are the semis and the finals (And of course, me versus the champion ;)
Antti (This guy was around 15 or so)
Jeremias (Karolus's big brother, around 9 years old)
Karolus (About 7 years old)
The first match was Antti (Trainername Andy) vs. Karolus (Trainername Yo :D)
Andy sent out Kabutops
Yo sent out Dugtrio
Trio EQ's, Tops 111/310
Tops Slashes, CH's, Trio 39/235
Andy retreats Tops, brings out Lax
Trio EQ's, CH's, Lax 219/493
Trio EQ's, Lax 64/493
Lax BS's, Trio faints
3-2 for Andy
Yo brings out Kazam
Kazam used Psychic, Lax down
Andy brings out Tops again (@111/310)
Kazam Psychics, Tops falls down.
Andy brings out Electabuzz.
Kazam Psychics, CH, Electabuzz @0/300.
Karolus aka. Yo aka. teh small kid wins.
The next match was Karolus vs. his bigger brother, Jeremias.
Karolus opens with Gyarados, Jeremias with Kazam.
Kazam Psychics, Gyara 234/369
Gyarados then retaliates with H-Beam, Kazam 78/282
Kazam Psychics again, Gyara 93/369
Kazam Psychics, Gyarados goes down.
Karolus (2P) the Yo brings out Kazam.
Jeremias' Kazam (1P) is faster, though, and Psychics 2P Kazam to 240/293.
1P Kazam CH-Psychics, 2P Kazam down.
Jeremias brings out Duggy.
Duggy EQ's, CHs, Karolus' Kazam goes down.
Karolus brings out Gengar.
Trio EQ's, Gengar 13/288
Gengar uses Hypnosis, hits.
Trio is asleep.
Gengar uses Dream Eater, Duggy 109/235, Gengar 76/288
Trio wakes up.
Gengar uses Dream Eater, which, of course, misses.
Trio uses EQ. Critical Hit! Gengar faints.
0-2. Jeremias beats Karolus.
The third match was Antti the Andy vs. Jeremias.
Andy opens with Buzz
Jeremias with Trio
Buzz is taken back, Lax out
Trio EQ's, Lax 357/493
Trio EQ's, Lax 224/493
Lax BS's, Trio 67/235
Trio EQ's, Lax 73/493
Lax BS's, Trio faints.
3-2 for Andy
Jeremias brings out Kazam
Kazam Psychics, Lax faints
Andy brings out Kabutops.
Zam Psychics, Special Down, Kabutops 129/310
Tops CH-Slashes, Zam 86/282
Zam Psychics, Tops faints.
Andy brings out Buzz again.
Zam Psychics, Special Down, Buzz 114/300
Buzz Thunderwaves, Kaz is paralyzed
Buzz T-Bolts Kazam, 44/282
Zam Psychics, Buzz faints.
Karolus won one and lost one.
Andy lost both.
Jeremias won both.
THE FINAL: KAROLUS VERSUS JEREMIAS
Karolus opens with teh orange rat named Raichu (Who didn't know Surf, btw. NONE of the Raichus at the championships have had Surf on them... :D)
Jeremias opens with Gyarados :D
Not-so-surprisingly, Gyarados is taken back. Trio is sent out.
Raichu THUNDERS and misses (Duh)
Now Raichu is taken back and Kazam is sent out.
Trio EQ's, Kazam 123/282
Kazam Psychics, Trio 57/236
Trio EQ's, Kazam faints.
Karolus brings out Trio.
Karolus' Trio is faster, and EQ's Jeremias' Trio for the kill.
Jeremias brings out Gyarados.
Trio is taken back and Raichu sent out.
Gyarados Ice Beams, Raichu 217/305
Rados is taken back and Gayngar sent out.
Raichu _QUICK ATTACKS_. You can guess it misses.
Gengar uses Hypnosis, and misses.
Raichu Thunders Gayngar, 185/288
Gengar uses Hypnosis again, hits.
Raichu wakes up!
Gengar uses Hypnosis once more, misses.
Raichu Thunders, MISS.
Gengar uses Hypnosis AGAIN, and misses :D
Raichu uses Thunder, hits, Critical Hit, Gengar faints.
Jeremias brings out Gyarados, his last.
Raichu Thunders and hits. You can guess what happens to Gyarados.
KAROLUS TEH LITEL BOY IS TEH BESTEST. And he swept almost everybody with ease.
Both guys get Pokémon Crystals, and Karolus gets the invitation to the National Finals (30th Nov).
Then, it's time for me to speak into the microphone: "Uh... Yeah. Congratulations to the new champion. But like in the other places, I'm going to challenge someone here." *some hands pop up*
"Eh, sorry guys. I'd like to challenge Karolus, the new champion."
So he steps onto the stage again and I get my Game Pak (TM). We insert our carts to Transfer Paks and switch the N64 on.
YO vs. NOODLE
We choose our pokémon, and we're ready to go.
He opens with Kazam. I open with Kazam.
My Kazam's Speed DV is 14. I'm sure that he'll go second. I choose Sub.
HE GOES FIRST. Psychic. Not much damage taken.
I Sub. He goes "omg omg liek wtf that won't hold i'll just break it"
He Psychics, CH's, Sub broke.
I change to Exeggutor, he Psychics. VERY little damage.
I Sub with Eggy. He changes to Charizard.
I Stun Spore and hit, while he Fire Blasts my Sub away.
I change to Rhydon. He's FP'ed.
He changes to his paralyzed Kazam while I Sub.
Rhydon EQ's Kazam's yellow ass out of this world.
He send out his paralyzed Charizard. Rhydon Rock Slides Charizard's red, burning ass out of this world.
He sends out his last, a Raichu.
Raichu THUNDERSHOCKS my Rhydon (Phew, I was lucky that he didn't hit the horn :P).
Rhydon EQ's. It hits Raichu. Guess what happens.
OrientalNoodle beats the Vantaa champion 3-0. Azure Heights 0wnz j00.
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Me: "...I've also spoken with Ian Garvey via IRC..."
Tyranitar: "Wow! You mean you have spoken with The Master?"