Something that started as a simple sketch and turned into THIIIIIIIS! I enjoyed it :3
Like all my Pokemon pictures, there is a story behind this one:
While in Unova, Hojo and Trent learn about a celebrity in town who, Trent informs, used to be one of his closest friends when they were children growing up in Violet City. So they go to see her for old times sake.
Turns out Ariel (the friend) is a singer/coordinator known for her collection of shiney Pokemon. When she spots Trent she drops everything to see him, but when she notices Hojo hanging around she gets jealous. Turns out, Trent is the one guy she could never get with and she instantly dislikes Hojo for this fact.
Hojo can tell and dislikes the fact that she's such a generic stereotype and thus a rivalry begins, though Trent can't sense the tension because he is kind of oblivious when it comes to this sort of thing.
After a day of being shoved out of the picture, Hojo challenges Ariel to a battle, and Ariel decides to up the anty to make it a three round televised event. 1V1, 3V3 and 6V6. On the line: Ariel's reputation and for Hojo, Trent's friendship. In a moment of rage, Hojo unwittingly agrees to these terms and thus the three day event begins!
Here I drew the battles, only snippits to make it exciting? Or I didn't plan it out very much. All I can tell you is that the first round is won by Hojo, though this leads to overconfidence, plus Ariel knocks her off balance with an emotional blow to cause Hojo to screw up the second round. The third and final round, however, they're both giving it their all!
Just for another touch of fun to those of you who actually read this, here are the Pokemon matchups (Hojo's Pokemon are the ones with names):
Oliver VS Heatmor
Vipra VS Vespiquen
Godric VS Jellicent
Aguan VS Azumarill
Kenzie VS Zebstrika
Yanni VS Cradily
Blazer VS Mamoswine
Bolt VS Granbull
Swicker VS Zoroark
Saul VS Noctowl
I tried to draw the third rounders in a kind of even stand so that it wasn't obvious who won. If anything, use your imagination on who won each battle and how they were done, that's what I'm doing.
Anyways, thanks for reading and I hope you like! And like always,