Chapter 51: The Day the Sky Opened
Ash and his friends watched in horror as an Ultra Beast squirmed its way through. It looked like some sort of Jellyfish like thing, its tentacles swaying menacingly as more followed suit. Giovanni smirked, pulling out a new kind of Pokeball.
"You're mine. Go, Beast Ball!"
The Beast turned, watching as the capsule hurdled towards it...
Only to be smacked away by one of its tentacles, as if it were nothing. Giovanni could only watch in horror as the beast advanced on him.
"But that's not possible! I designed them myself! I-"
His rant was cut short as he was thrown against a wall, knocking him unconscious as the beast's continued to advance.
"Got any ideas, anyone?"
Ash pulled out his own Pokeball, ready to fight.
"I've got one idea. Go, Croconaw!"
Nodding, everyone else took out their Pokeballs.
"Type Null, front and center!"
"Mudsdale, I choose you!"
Once their Pokemon were all out, they charged at the interdimensional invaders, ready to fight to the end.
Hala grunted as his Hariyama fell. All he wanted to do was have a nice, relaxing walk through the forest, and all of a sudden a crack in the sky opens up and a mutant mosquito pops out. He was down to his last Pokemon, and he had a feeling that he couldn't last much longer. Wearily, he drew out his last Pokemon...
Only for a shadowed figure to leap down from the sky, standing upright to reveal Tapu Koko. The Island Guardian nodded at Hala, signaling that it wanted to fight.
"Oh, so you want to fight as well?"
The Tapu nodded, punching the air with its fist.
"Then lets show this overgrown Mosquito how we do it Alola Style!"
"Lycanroc, use Continental Crush!"
With a howl, Lycanroc brought out its full force Z- Move on the giant ...thing, managing to deal some major damage before being swatted away, landing out cold.
Olivia sighed wearily. No matter how hard she tried, the giant alien stood firm.
"Kahuna Olivia, what should we do?"
"Start evacuating the city. I'll hold this thing off as long as I can."
Nodding, her assitant began directing everyone away. The thing did not take notice, too focused on the pest that was attacking her at the moment. With a loud mechanical whirr, it lifted one of its large arms and threw it at such speeds that Olivia had no hope of dodging...
Only for Tapu Lele to shoot down from the sky, shielding Olivia and pushing the giant back. Shen then turned and nodded to Olivia, wanting to protect its home as well. Sensing what the deity was trying to tell her, Olivia smiled and nodded.
"Alright, lets do this."
Nanu sighed in his bored way. What was once a quiet evening had turned into him, Molayned, and Sophocles battling a living christmas tree. He wished he was exaggerating.
"Magnezone, use Corkscrew Crash!"
"Gigavolt Havoc, Togedemaru!"
"Persian, use Black Hole Eclipse!
The monster groaned as it was battered by the powerful Z Moves, taking severe damage. Its opponents didn't have time to celebrate, however, as it quickly recovered, slashing all three of them with one of its tentacles and knocking all three out.
"Aw man, its too strong!"
"We can't give up! If this thing gets loose, who knows what it'll do?"
Then, to their amazement, their Island Guardian Tapu Bulu leapt down, striking the tree like alien and causing it to reel back in pain. Nanu sighed as the deity looked right at him.
"Let me guess, you want to fight as well?"
The guardian nodded, producing a Tapuninum Z for Nanu to use. Despite his usual demeanor, Nanu couldn't help but crack a small smile. No one had ever seen the Guardian's signature Z Move, and he wasn't going to pass up the chance, his misgivings about his position not withstanding.
"Alright, then. Use Nature's Madness!"
This scene repeated on all 3 Islands as Kahuna and Guardian united to defend their home. Each of the 4 deities produced a massive body made out of energy before merging with it, slamming down on the invaders with all their might. One by one, the four fell, disappearing into the rift from which they came, which soon collapsed on into themselves. With a weary sigh, all four Kahunas collapsed, utterly exhausted. Still, the same thought ran through all of their minds.
Oh, how wrong they were.
Ash and his friends sweated fiercely, trying to hold back the invaders as much they could. But even when they did manage to push one back, three more would take its place. And with all of the Team Rocket members either having fled, knocked out like their leader, or otherwise incapacitated, they were the last line of defense.
"There's too many of them! We can't keep going forever!"
"Looker, how much longer until your backup arrives?"
"Just a little bit longer! If we can shut the main power source down, maybe we can destroy the portal and stop more from coming through!"
And before anyone else could stop her, Lillie ran right for the console, beginning to push buttons and levers. Within seconds, sparks began to fly as the machine began to overheat.
"Way to go!"
Enraged with her meddling, the aliens began to swarm around her. Ash and Co tried to fight them off, but they soon had her surrounded,
Off to the side, Lusamine began to regain conciousness. Although her body ached and her vision was blurred, she could make out one thing clearly: Her daughter was in trouble.
As if she had recieved a dose of adrenaline right to her veins, she forced herself to her feet and ran to her, pushing her out of the way and allowing one of the beasts to wrap its tentacle around her instead.
As if sensing its guardian was in trouble, Nebby fought through the pain and sent a massive surge of energy, causing the rift to collapse.
With one last surge, the rift collased, sucking Lusamine and the Ultra Beasts into it before exploding violently. As the dust settled, the scene revealed a very much destroyed laboratory, with machines destroyed and the roof missing.
But it was no good. Lusamine was gone.