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Welcome to Poké Battles: Foxfire Version. Poké Battles are a unique form of parodic Pokémon fanfiction from the early days of the Pokémon fandom and in the style of the games' narration, defined by the presence of a player who speaks, and a NARRATOR who describes (and, often, distorts) everything else, one line at a time. To learn more, go to pokebattles.com, the official site. This site is an unofficial revival, for my own desires, and I want it to grow.

"Foxfire" is a name for ghostly lights at night. Sparks of light and flame from decay of the past. Ghosts, spirits, things that lead travelers astray. A memory of what has been in the past, and new life stemming from death. This website is both a memorial to Poké Battles as they were, and a revivification of the format that I hope will last longer than it did before. Also, Ninetales.

New battles will come on Thursday. Other updates will come whenever I feel like it, but frequently.

You can contact me, Hiber, at pokebattles.foxfire@gmail.com. The site also has a Discord here.


10/21/2021: Foxfire Battle #22 posted in Foxfire Version.

10/14/2021: Foxfire Battle #21 posted in Foxfire Version. I discovered an alternate source of Red Version and linked it in the Amber Version Survivors page.

10/13/2021: Tournament #2 completed in Foxfire Version. Round 2 up. Congratulations to the winner!

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Latest Battle: Foxfire #22

"Chief", or Silph's Chief / Silph's Manager, was an unused trainer class in the first generation Pokémon games. They didn't actually have a party or a sprite, but used the Scientist sprite.

Battle #22: Chief Exemplary Officer October 21, 2021
Location: Rocket Game Corner
Player: Sam Excavator, Private Investigator [3-1-0] Last Battle: Loss vs. Vulpix (Tournament #2 Round 2)


ROCKET appeared!
ROCKET: Dum de dum de dum... Security's so easy these days...
SAMXCVT used CHICAGO NUTCRACKER!
It's super effective!
ROCKET was knocked out!
One down. But the basement of the den of vice was still absolutely crawling with black hats, like ants in an anthill.
So I decided I'd better make like an ant mimic spider and blend in.
Give 'em the old razzle-dazzle costume change-o.

SAMXCVT used DISGUISE!
SAMXCVT was renamed IMPROCKET!
I looked the spitting image of one of the goons, now. Duds black as tar with a crook's beanie, a lion tamer's whip and an R as red as a ground-down cherry on my chest. Now, to figure out what in the world the Rockets were up to.
IMPROCKET used INFILTRATE!
ROCKET HIDEOUT was fully INFILTRATED!
IMPROCKET got TECHNIDOCS!
I thumbed through the technical documents I'd found in the hideout.
It was worse than I feared. Memories that weren't mine flashed through my head at the sight, and I dreamed of another time long past when the world was ripped asunder by fangs and flipper-hands.
Did they plan to destroy the world all over again!?

CHIEF appeared!
CHIEF: Hey, you aren't supposed to be in those!
My reverie was rudely interrupted by a man in scientist garb with a madness in his eyes and glower like he'd been reading too many Lovecraft novels.
CHIEF: Hey, I have taste in horror. More to the point...
CHIEF: ... No Rocket talks like that.
The game was up.
IMPROCKET was renamed SAMXCVT!

Player: Chief [No Record]

Hey, just because they cut me from the game doesn't mean I can't kick your trenchcoat-wearing hiney right back where you belong.
Enemy SAMXCVT used MONOLOGUE!
It's super exhausting!
... What on earth are you going on about? Do you think you're writing a book?
Oh, whatever. Go, Electrode!

Go! ELECTRODE!
Enemy SAMXCVT sent out SLUGMA!
Electrode, use your Sonic Boom attack!
ELECTRODE used SONIC BOOM!
ELECTRODE is trying to play SONIC BOOM!
Not enough HANDS to play that!
...Well that seems useless.
Wait. That game's garbage, let the Slugma play it.

Enemy SLUGMA is trying to play SONIC BOOM!
Enemy SLUGMA's SANITY greatly fell!
That's more like it! Keep it up!
Enemy SAMXCVT used MONOLOGUE!
It's super confusing!
Wait, nooo...
ELECTRODE is confused!
It hurt itself in its confusion!
Guh.
Enemy SLUGMA is confused!
It hurt itself in its confusion!
Enemy SLUGMA fainted!
Pfah! Shows you...
Enemy SAMXCVT sent out 44 MAGNUM!
Wait, what--
Enemy 44 MAGNUM used MAGNUM OPUS!
Enemy 44 MAGNUM painted MAGNUM OPUS on ELECTRODE's face!
Dare I ask what the overgrown revolver is using for paint...
HIGH VELOCITY LEAD!
ELECTRODE fainted!
!!!!!!
Oh, shoot! Go, Nidoking!!

The enemy's a gun! Get'm, NIDOKING!
Nidoking, use Thrash!
NIDOKING used THRASH!
NIDOKING is blaring THRASH METAL!
It's super effective!
... On enemy SAMXCVT!

Player: Sam Excavator, Private Investigator

It was all coming together. Silph Co., that imposing company in the center of Tokyo with a heart as greedy and corrupt as Mammon's own, had to be in league with the Rockets. That was why they had ties. That was where the Rockets were getting their funding. And that was how they planned to fund their horrific, world shaking works, and how they had funded them as of yet.
But my head felt like it was being used to play the polka with brass knuckles, now. The chief of Silph Co. had deployed some sort of horrible sonic weapon. My ears and head ached just from the sound of it. It was loud, dissonant, and painful just to be around. I had to get out of here!

No! There's no running from a POKé BATTLE!
But it was no use. My avenues of escape were cut off like a coronary patient's arteries. Enemy NIDOKING's attack continues!
There was nothing I could do! The brutal, relentless sonic onslaught got the better of me. The last thing I thought of before I lost consciousness was...ugh...
SAMXCVT fainted. Use next Pokémon?

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