Honestly, as soon as I read the thing, all my team ideas went out my head. Drafting a single z move will make me have to relook. Not to mention that we're able to draft from any tier at any time...I am not sure how this will go for me. I still have no idea what my team will end up looking like.
Ryan B. Doofinbaker and Paul Shaymin, ready for drafting.The Announcement
Before the historic draft of the second season of the Pokemon Showdown League, we are brought to a Press Conference from Toronto, Ontario, Canada. The stage is set up much similar to the picture expect everything is branded with the logo of the Toronto Bidoofs, and advertisements for Celedon Market and the Battle Royale Dome. Eventually, getting up to the stage is a Bidoof. He has a white Baseball Jersey on with "Bidoofs" written on it in blue and the team logo. On his head is a ball cap with similar branding. He sits down and the normal type Pokemon speaks to a press-gallery.
"Hello everyone, a pleasure to be here today on behalf of the Toronto Bidoofs organization in great anticipation for our first season. The draft is approaching soon and our organization hopes to make a major cut through the competition in our first year. We wish to be known as a team with strength in their team and fanbase, make a (rock) smashing debut and (rock) climb our way to the top. I'm Ryan B. Doofinbaker and I'm your General Manager of the Toronto Bidoofs. Before I introduce our head coach, would anyone like to ask questions?"
He looks and picks out a question from a reporter. A Sylveon (it's a girl).
"Sally S. Sylveon from the Lumiose Station News. Mr. Doofinbaker, what brought you to the general manager position?"
"Great question! I myself have always been a fan of battling. It's exhilarating and I've been known to be a quick learner as a battler. Just...my base stat totals aren't the best, even when evolved, so I've been a coach in the OU scene for a while now, since early Gen 6. I fully admit I'm not perfect, and I have room to grow, but I'm the type of guy who can be a leader. Well, that...and the HM industry has taken a major hit since they introduced PokeRides..."
The Bidoof makes a side-comment...
"Freaking Charizard gets two mega evolutions and takes Pidgey's job..."
"Oh...sorry Miss. Sylveon. A little flustered on the first day of the job. Thank you very much. Next question?"
He points towards the next Pokemon, a Dragonite.
"Noodles Dragonite here from the Blackthorn Times, why did you choose to have Toronto as your home?"
"I mean, I'm Canadian myself, I a proud Sinnoh-Canadian at heart, and Toronto's the biggest city in Canada. Not to mention it's a sport's city. I know if I would have picked Unova, or Kanto, or Johto there would already be a demand, but I feel as though this city has a hunger for sport, so why not Pokemon Battling? Thanks for the question, Noodles. Any other questions? No? Okay!"
The Bidoof adjusts his hat and stands up.
"Ladies and gentlemen, without further ado, I would like to introduce the head coach to the Toronto Bidoofs, you all know him. He's one of the best advocates around...Our head coach is..."
Cutting him off is the sound of the door banging as it is swung open and the Pokemon walking out is a Shaymin with a tie. He struts to the stage and stands next to Ryan Doofinbaker and speaks with a booming voice.
"Ladies and gentlemen, my name is Paul Shaymin! And I am your coach of the debuting, hotly touted, soon to be conquering, reigning, eventually defending, Pokemon Showdown League champions of the world, the Toronto Bidoofs!"
The two sit down and the reporter Pokemon begin to ask questions again, with the first Pokemon they point to being a Buneary. She speaks.
"Bonnie Buneary from Jublife TV, Doofinbaker, was it an easy choice to pick Paul Shaymin?"
"Honestly, it wasn't easy. I could have gone with Vickie Gyrados, but she has too much in her budget for a water tank, Jimmy Exploud was, well, deafening, and we would have when with Cherry Chrubi, but..."
"But..." Shaymin interrupts. "None of them brought my expertise to the table. I have lead beasts, mythicals, legendaries, I myself am a mythical Pokemon, and I'm worth every single penny."
Sighs "Next question?"
He looks towards the sea of Pokemon and points out, near the front, a Squirtle and Bulbasuar. The Bulbasaur has a deep voice, and the Squirtle sounds rather British for some reason...
"Hi, I'm Bulbasuar."
"And I'm Squirtle."
"And we're from Pokemon..."
"What the f*** happened to the room!?"
"Squirtle! I told you! We're not on our show's set! We're in Toronto! Michael is on vacation here, so he took us with hi-I mean...we're here to ask a question to the coach and GM of the battling team, the Toronto Bidoofs..."
The Bulbasaur looks towards his partner and the water starter is confused.
"Oh yeah...wait!? Toronto!? What region is it in?!"
"Canada...Ontario to be exact?!"
"Is this Gen eight already!?"
The grass/poison type shakes his head.
"I told you...Oh never mind! We're from Pokemon Tak, and we have a very special question for Paul Shaymin."
"Paul, you yourself are well verse in being a coach, manager, and advocate, even one-time running Extreme Championship Pokemon, why aren't you in a GM role?"
"Very good question, you see, I'm done with my days of being at the head office. I had a good run, but I was more of a miracle man leading the team and building stars. So, I'm here, putting faith in Doofinbaker, someone I feel I can work well with."
"And a follow-up, was your greatest accomplishment?"
"Easy, when my client, BROCK Incineroar, CONQUERED Giratina's undefeated streak at Pokémania. He did the unthinkable, he brought the all mighty leader of the Distortion world's HP down to zero and beat him to a shocked crowd in the Super Potion Dome."
The Squirtle interrupts.
"Didn't he have the type advantage?"
"What...?" The Shaymin looks on, annoyed.
"I mean, we all know Giratina is a legendary and is in Ubers, but Incineroar is a dark type, one Darkest Lariat would do the trick with a choice band. If it was done on a pokemon like Machoke or Sylveon, he probably would have got beaten..."
"AND not to mention it was a Battle Royale and Rey Hawlucha Jr fainted him next turn with a High Jump Kick...so while it was impressive...I..."
The Bulbasuar yells at his partner.
"Squirtle! What are you doing!?"
The Shaymin gets on the table and gets ready to attack.
"What did you say about my client...!?"
"I was just pointing out something factually incorrect during your..."
Before the Squirtle can say anything he'll regret, the general manager steps in between.
"Paul...what did I tell you? No using Seed Flare..."
Doofinbaker turns to the talk show hosts.
"Thank you for your time...Nothing to see here. Before this interview goe any further south, we have a draft to prepare for. Thank you, everyone, for coming out, and hope we have a great season!"
The Bidoof grabs Paul by the collar and pulls him to the side as reporters start to leave and the footage ends.