Prognosis Negative!

by Pikkdogs ~ August 5th, 2010.

We at Team Omar have just heard some disturbing news from TPCI.  It seems like one of our most beloved Pokemon, Claydol has taken a turn for the worse.  He was rushed from his Malibu estate to the Pokemon center late last night.

In an official statement released earlier today, Nurse Joy stated that Claydol is suffering from “severe exhaustion.”

It seems that trainers have been asking him to use “Cosmic Power” so many times over the last three years that they have worn the Clay Doll Pokemon out. Many trainers are gathering at the Lost Tower to pray for Claydol’s quick recovery.

As we all know, Claydol was formed thousands of years ago when clay statues were exposed to cosmic rays.  Although he has been around for a long time, Claydol’s popularity shot up in February of 2008 after perfecting his Cosmic Power technique. Since then, he has had little rest. Witnesses claim to have seen him use Spinning Attack, but even then, it was usually proceeded by Cosmic Power.

Claydol, now resting in an undisclosed Pokemon Center, still vows to make the upcoming trip to Hawaii in two weeks to be available for the 2010 Pokemon TCG World Championships.  Baltoy, a close friend of Claydol’s, has confided that, if Claydol survives the tournament, he will promptly retire and leave the Pokemon TCG forever. “It’s his one last chance to go out on his own terms,” explained his Clay Doll counterpart.

There has been no comment from Uxie or Ninetails as to how this news will affect their future, but we at Team Omar assume that this news will only increase their workload.  For their sake, we sincerely hope they try to take it easy in the future as to not share Claydol’s fate.

This news comes only days after many of Claydol’s peers like Dusknoir, Gadevoir, Gallade, and Beedrill had a group press release announcing their upcoming retirement following the 2010 World Championships. Said an unnamed source close to Claydol, “He wanted to tough it out for a few more years, but after this, it’s evident that his clay body just isn’t meant to take all this abuse.”

Readers are asked to share their personal stories of fond memories with Claydol in the comments box on the bottom of this page.  We will collect them and attempt to deliver them to the obviously hurting Claydol. In this, perhaps his darkest hour, he needs your encouraging words and memories to get him through what may be his final chapter.

I, myself, know that I will always remember how he seemed to fit with almost any team and transformed countless seemingly unwinnable situations into victories by providing a boatload of consistency and draw power.  He just had that uncanny ability to make the Pokemon around him that much better. I will also remember during Michigan States 2010 when I shocked an opponent by using him to attack and knock out their Pokemon.

So, what are your favorite Claydol stories and how would you like to wish Claydol farewell and/or a happy retirement? Do you have an acute hatred for him and would like to express your sentiments of good riddance? Those are acceptable too, but try to keep the animosity low and keep in mind that Claydol himself may be reading this.

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