CHAPTER 20: THE FINAL CLASH (PART 1): THE FORGE OF CREATION
Previously: Lucario took Xatu and Weavile to the Spiritual Pool where Xatu met with his Spirit – the Blue Xatu who restored his memories and merge with him – Darkrai arrived there and so Pikachu with the Four Jewels – Darkrai defeated them and got the Jewel of Prosperity – Arceus arrived there – Darkrai deceived Arceus and entrapped him in the Jewels and vanished – Xatu and Pikachu went to meditate seeking help from the spirits.
Now: At the Spiritual Pool, Pikachu and Xatu were meditating. Lucario and Weavile were on their stance expecting invasion anytime.
Lucario – Do you think Darkrai was saying truth?
Weavile – I don’t know. All the way I trusted Darkrai but I never expected that he would betray me. I don’t know if he was true but by the tone of his voice, I am damn sure that he said truth. Maybe Sableye are going to raid this place?
Lucario – Look! Xatu and Pikachu’s body…
Weavile – They are glowing….
Lucario – Amazing!
Weavile – What’s going on with them?
Lucario – They’re disappearing.
Weavile and Lucario ran towards them but Xatu and Pikachu vanished.
Lucario – Where did they go?
Weavile – I think their meditation worked.
Gengar – Yes their meditation worked but too much.
Lucario – Gengar!
Gengar – Yes, it’s me. Hail Darkrai, Hail the Era of Darkness. Attack!
Suddenly, an army of Sableye invaded the place and attacked Lucario and Weavile. Lucario and Weavile tried to stop them. They battled against them. Zekrom and Kyurem arrived there and joined Lucario and Weavile.
In the meantime, Pikachu and Xatu were teleported to another world. When they opened their eyes, they saw something that was totally different.
Pikachu – Where are we? Have we died?
Xatu – No, We haven’t died. We are in the Spiritual World.
Pikachu – What?
Xatu – There are five worlds like the Five Jewels. The Human world, Poke World, Digital World, Spiritual World and the Magical World. And now we are in Spiritual World.
Pikachu – WO! I didn’t know that there are so many dimensions. I have been thinking that we’re only one in the Universe.
Xatu – That’s why Palkia is. She controls the dimensions and rules the Space.
Pikachu – Hey! Xatu, Look over there…Is that…Mew?
Pikachu ran towards Mew. Xatu said, “We don’t know anything here. Pikachu, Stop!”
The next instant Pikachu found himself in dark forest. He became sad and sorrowful. He cried, “Xatu, Where are you?”
Xatu, on the other hand, was looking for Pikachu. Pikachu began to weep and sob. His voice was heard by Gardevoir.
Pikachu – Are you Gardevoir?
Gardevoir – Yes. I’m Gardevoir – the Pokémon who first sealed Darkrai in the Dark Isle. I’m glad Pikachu that you came here to visit me.
Pikachu – How do you know me?
Gardevoir – I know everything. Come with me. I’ll tell you how to defeat Darkrai.
Xatu was still searching for Pikachu and his search brought him to the Dragon’s Lake. Meanwhile, Sableye defeated others. Zekrom and Kyurem, too, were defeated. Lucario and Weavile ran and hid themselves behind a giant rock.
Lucario – What should we do now?
Weavile – If I were Pikachu, what will I do?
Lucario – Fighting them that’s what.
Weavile – I don’t think. He’ll look for something to turn the tides.
Lucario – Look!
Weavile – That’s what I said.
Lucario – I mean Look. The army is teleporting. The Sableye goes into the lake and don’t come out.
Weavile – What? How could this be possible?
Lucario – Just look yourself there.
Weavile – They are entering the lake…Look there.
Lucario – There’s something glowing there…
Weavile – Should we go?
Lucario – Let’s do it.
Weavile and Lucario, on the count of three, ran and dived into the pool. They arrived at a completely different place where the sky was clear, Sun was shining and moreover, there was peace, calm and tranquility.
Weavile – Which place is this?
Lucario – I don’t know.
Weavile – I think I know this place somehow.
Lucario – Are you serious?
Back in the Spiritual World, Xatu, at the Dragon’s Lake, met the spirit of Mew and Grovyle –
Mew – Xatu, How did you get here?
Grovyle – And what about Pikachu? Is he alright?
Xatu – Mew, Grovyle, I need your help. Pikachu and I just entered the Spiritual World to get some help from Gardevoir but no sooner did we enter the spiritual world, we separated. And I don’t know where he is.
Grovyle – Don’t worry. He has reached the rightful place.
Xatu – Do you know?
Mew – Just come with us.
Xatu – Mew, Are you okay?
Xatu – I just…Never mind.
Mew and Grovyle’s spirit took Xatu to the Lake of Lost Spirits. Xatu had heard about that. He understood that his suspicion was true. He released himself and ran from there as fast as possible. The spirits turned dark and chased him. Xatu was running but he didn’t know much about the Spiritual World. Meanwhile, Gardevoir took Pikachu to a Tree.
Pikachu – Why are we here?
Gardevoir – Do you remember this tree?
Pikachu – No, I don’t.
Gardevoir – This is the Tree of Life…
Pikachu – What? But the Tree of Life is in Gardenia.
Gardevoir – Yes. The Tree of Life in Gardenia is the same tree you are seeing currently.
Pikachu – Amazing. The tree which connects the both worlds.
Gardevoir – The Tree gives everyone the energy to survive. Darkrai wants that energy so that he could become eternal.
Pikachu – But he wants to enter the Forge of Creation…
Gardevoir – The Forge of Creation is the framework of this Universe. It is the source of everything. Whatever happens, whatever the evolution we have, whatever the dimensions are, it is all due to the Forge of Creation. With the Power of Eternity, located there, he wants to become the Eternal Legendary so that he could rule over the Universe. Once, before Darkrai, Draco, the Evil King of Magical World, tried to get the Power of Eternity but all in vain. His attempts were failed.
Pikachu – Who saved the then world?
Gardevoir – Alex, Son of Alicia and Silvius. This time, Darkrai has entered the Forge of Creation, with the help of the Five Jewels. He wants to get the Power but you have to do it before him.
Pikachu – But how?
Gardevoir – To defeat him, you have to defeat the evil inside of you.
Pikachu – What? I am not an evil nor do I have any sort of evil inside me.
Gardevoir – Then connect with your inner spirit.
Pikachu meditated but failed to connect with his inner spirit.
Gardevoir- Failed…That’s why I told you.
Pikachu – What should I do now?
Gardevoir – Do you feel guilty or disgraceful or a traitor, betrayal?
Pikachu – Nopes…Yes, Yes, Yes.
Gardevoir – I understood. What are you ashamed of?
Pikachu – I failed to save my friends and I was defeated several times.
Someone said, “Pikachu!” Pikachu raised his head up and said, “Did you call me Gardevoir?”
Gardevoir – Nopes.
Someone called again, “Pikachu!” Pikachu fell down and said, “I have got mad. My ears are buzzing. I am hearing Grovyle’s voice again and again. Grovyle!” And then Pikachu began to weep. Grovyle came there. “Pikachu, stand up.”
Pikachu stood up and embraced Grovyle. He became exultant and said, “Come with me. We’re going home.”
Gardevoir – See, you haven’t lost your friends. You have your friend within yourself, around you and with you.
Pikachu – I forgive myself.
Then the sky became completely clear. Gardevoir – It is time to stop Darkrai.
Pikachu – Grovyle, Let’s go home.
Grovyle – No, I cannot.
Pikachu – Why?
Gardevoir – Because, if he goes to the Material World without any body, he would vanish forever.
Pikachu – What!
Grovyle – Yes. Pikachu, I have lots of things to share with you but the more important thing is Darkrai has entered the Forge of Creation. You have to stop him.
Pikachu – I don’t know how to defeat him.
Suddenly, Pikachu heard Xatu’s voice. He was crying, “Pikachu, Pikachu…”
Pikachu – Xatu is in danger.
Grovyle – What! Xatu is here in the Spiritual World.
Pikachu – Yes. He is being chased by two shadow Pokémons.
Gardevoir – Then leave this to me.
All of a sudden, Xatu came there running and fell down. The two shadows arrived there. Xatu cried, “No!” Gardevoir used her psychic powers and stopped the shadows. Both of them went away. Xatu stood up.
Xatu – Pikachu, I am glad to see you.
Grovyle – It’s good to see you Xatu.
Xatu – It’s good to see you too.
Gardevoir – Pikachu, Xatu, we are running out of time.
Pikachu – How should I defeat him?
Gardevoir – The only way to defeat him is to seal his powers.
Everyone – What? But how?
Gardevoir – Someone has entered the Spiritual World. I need to go…Something, Dark…Something black….O! I need to go.
Then Gardevoir teleported. Grovyle and others asked her but she didn’t replied and she went in hurry.
Grovyle – What should we do now?
Xatu – I don’t know the exit.
Pikachu – We need to trust ourselves.
Grovyle – I feel her presence up that hill.
Xatu – That’s the way to Dragon’s Lake.
Pikachu – Where we arrived…
Xatu – …Is near to that lake.
Pikachu – Let’s go…
Pikachu, Xatu and Grovyle then went to the Dragon’s Hill. Meanwhile, Lucario and Weavile arrived at the Final Island. They didn’t know about that.
Weavile – Where should we go now?
Lucario – We should proceed to that Whirlpool Triangle.
Weavile – I think we shouldn’t do so. Just look at the thunderous clouds over there.
Lucario – Hey! Weavile, Isn’t she Meloetta?
Weavile – It seems to be.
Lucario – Meloetta!
Weavile – Look, that Pokémon stopped.
Lucario – Run, let’s catch her.
Lucario and Weavile ran and met Meloetta and Victini there.
Lucario – What happened to Victini?
Weavile – Is she alright?
Meloetta – She is not breathing…
Weavile – What?
Lucario – Not breathing…
Meloetta – She is out of energy and I am going to Forge of Creation to give her some.
Lucario – Do you know the way?
Meloetta – That Whirlpool Triangle is the way to Forge of Creation. There, I will revive my friend.
Lucario – May we accompany you?
Meloetta – Sure why not? It would be great.
Then Meloetta, Lucario and Weavile went towards the Whirlpool Triangle. Meanwhile, back at the Dragon’s Hill, Pikachu and others were climbing up.
Pikachu – Grovyle, I didn’t understand one thing. May I ask?
Grovyle – Yes.
Pikachu – How did you contact with me?
Grovyle – Me? But when?
Pikachu – At the Lake…when I was lost…when Mew was killed apparently…
Grovyle – At that time, I just used telepathy. Although I don’t know but still I tried and see, I contact with you.
Pikachu – Who taught you that?
Grovyle – Being in the Spiritual World, I learnt these things from Gardevoir. She taught me how to use telepathy to contact with others. I could feel that you were alone that day, that’s why I use telepathy and told you everything.
Pikachu – You didn’t completed your sentence that day. Can you please tell it now?
Grovyle – I was telling you to hurry.
Pikachu – Hurry but for what?
Grovyle – Darkrai’s target is not the Power of Eternity, his target is Mewtwo’s special Mega power that she had got lately.
Xatu and Pikachu – What?
Grovyle – Yes. Mewtwo has meditated for so long years and now, she had got the power that she wanted. With the energy of the Five Jewels, once he gets Mewtwo, he will be able to capture her powers.
Xatu – O! No. It would be dangerous for whole of the Universe if Darkrai got such power…
Grovyle – That’s why I told you to hurry.
A blast occur at the Peak. The three hurried and arrived there and saw that Gardevoir is defeated by Darkrai. Pikachu and others were surprised.
Pikachu – How did you get here?
Darkrai – What did you think? Only you could get there. I am Darkrai… Muahahaha…Prepare for the end of this world.
Grovyle – I am not going to let you do.
Xatu used his Psychic powers and attacked him. Pikachu used his Electro Ball while Grovyle used Leaf Storm followed by Leaf Blade. Darkrai was defeated but it was revealed that it was just an illusion. Grovyle understood.
Pikachu – That was an illusion but why did he send him?
Grovyle – It’s all because he wanted you to be slowed down. We were just wasting our time.
Gardevoir – Yes. Darkrai has arrived at the Power of Eternity’s location.
Everyone – What?
Gardevoir – Pikachu, you have to get the Five Jewels from him and use the powers of the Jewels against him. That’s the only way to stop him…
Pikachu – What if I failed?
Gardevoir – If you failed, then…Don’t think about that. Just go now…Look down there in the lake…The Dragon’s Lake is the portal to the Forge of Creation.
Xatu – Pikachu, let’s go now.
Pikachu – Grovyle, let’s go.
Grovyle – No, I can’t. Just do it, Pikachu. I know you can do it.
Pikachu hugged Grovyle and said farewell to Gardevoir. Xatu and Pikachu, then went to the Dragon’s Lake. Meanwhile, Meloetta and others arrived at the Whirlpool Triangle.
In Spiritual World, Pikachu and Xatu jumped into the Lake and in the Final Island, Meloetta and others jumped into the Whirlpool Triangle at the same time. Everyone arrived at the Forge of Creation.
In the Forge of Creation, there was total darkness. In the sky was dark clouds something violet, glowing with Purple Lightning. There was lightning all over the region. They found themselves floating on the way of stones.
Will they succeed in stopping Darkrai? Is Darkrai going to do the same what Grovyle told Pikachu?
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