"I now call this meeting of the Discontented Pokemon Alliance to order!" Tepig squeaked.
All around the darkened clearing, the babble of little monsters continued. Fletching chirped, Treecko warbled, Lillipup barked.
Tepig rolled her eyes and sighed."I said quiet!" she shot a fireball out of her snout that rose into the air like a signal flare.
Silence fell over the clearing.
"We've gathered here tonight to make plans to liberate our kind from the terrible oppression of the trainers." Tepig said.
"Huzzah," said Oddish, in an uncertain voice.
"But," said Petilil, "The trainers are our friends."
"Our friends?" Tepig squealed. "Our friends?" Little flames leaked out her nose. "Think about what they force us to do! They take us out into the woods and when an unsuspecting wild Pokemon comes along, they order us to attack so they can capture them!"
"They just want to capture them so they can be their friend!" said Sandshrew.
The other Pokemon chorused their agreement.
"What kind of friend makes you fight others of your own kind until you get knocked out flat?" Tepig paced the clearing. "What kind of friend keeps you caged up in a tiny little ball in their pocket until they need you to do the dirty work of bashing on another Pokemon that never did you any harm?" Tepig stopped right in front of Petilil. "What kind of friend is that?"
"Yeah," said Poliwag slowly, his big black eyes locked on Tepig. "Like that time you scorched me until I passed out. That didn't feel very good."
"Well, I-I wouldn't have if it weren't for..." Tepig began.
"Or the time you pecked my head until all my leaves fell out," Petilil said to Fletching.
"Well your magical leaves did a number on me," Fletching said, showing off a bare patch of feathers.
"I'd do it again," Petilil said.
"You tell her, Petilil," said Oddish.
"Whoa, not so fast! It's the trainers that are the enemy!" Tepig said. But it was too late. Fletching swooped and knocked Petilil into Treecko, who in surprise breathed a poison gas on Oddish. Oddish sat on Treecko until Sandshrew pushed him off, only to get him tangled up in Tangela.
"No, no, no!" Tepig cried, running in and trying to separate everyone.
Later she wasn't sure who pounced on her, or maybe it was a breath of poison gas, but she was knocked out cold. When she woke up the clearing was empty and dawn was breaking on the horizon.
"Have to try that again later," she grumbled to herself as she went back to find her trainer before he noticed she was missing.