Chuck's shadow extended out as the dark aura seemed to flow out of him and into his shadow. And, as Shiranui had guessed, Marshadow appeared out of the shadow. However, he was not alone. Soon after Marshadow had surfaced, another figure began coming out of his shadow. This man was clad in all black, with a white mask covering his face. The man cracked his neck as the shadow separated from Chuck, who got to his feet, winded but otherwise ok. "I'm afraid I can't let you progress any further." this Masked Shadow said. "The poachers have gathered a fair amount of Pokémon, free for the shadows and I can't allow you to free them, nor can I allow you to stop Necrozma from taking this world's light. Without light, my Shadows can roam free." Out of his cloak he produced two Dusk Balls and tossed them. Out came a Rampardos and a Bastiodon, however these were radiating a dark aura.
Maui gets Jen onto his back and made some distance from Chuck in fear of Marshdow hurting Jen. Jen looks at her own shadow as she wonders if there is another way. Jen and Aura knows this is going to be a crazy battle as she gets off Maui’s back.
Shiranui sent out Niwatori and Kirigami in response to the Masked Shadow's challenge. "Chuck, I will have a word with you later," stated Shiranui, "Kirigami, Corkscrew Crash at Rampardos; Niwatori, Mega Evolve and use High Jump Kick at Bastiodon!" As Niwatori jumped high into the air to deliver his devastating kick, Shiranui activated the keystone, twisted the Steelium Z on his Z-Power Ring and performed the dance for Corkscrew Crash. Charged with Z-Power, Kirigami spun towards Rampardos like a drill. Niwatori glowed in mid-air as he became a Mega Blaziken.
The man held his left hand out and said "Aegis!" Chuck's eyes widened for a second as the Bastiodon leapt in front of the Rampardos and used Protect, stopping both attacks. Then he raised his right hand and said "Gae Bolg!" Chuck gasped and said "No, it can't be!", as the Rampardos hopped on the Bastiodon's back and leapt off of it. It then came crashing down head first on top of both Pokémon, using Superpower to deal massive damage.
Michiru and Kawane pops out of their ballsas Kawane puts. Up a Light Screenn to protect Shiranui’s Pokémon. “Surf, Michiu.” Jen said as Michiru summons a wave to push back the mask man Pokémon. Aura is thinking how to change the dark aura into ligh, the only thing she could come up with is happy and powerfull aura.
"Galapagos, Jaws, and King." the Masked Shadow said. Out popped a Carracosta, a Tyrantrum, and an Aerodactyl, all covered in the same dark aura. Carracosta countered the Surf with his own, Tyrantrum charged at the Blissey with Head Smash, not taking recoil due to Rock Head to stop it's singing, and Aerodactyl Mega Evolved and unleashed an Earthquake on Aura, and all Pokémon near it, dealing more damage due to it's Tough Claws ability. Chuck fell to his knees, tears in his eyes as he looked at the Shadow Pokémon, knowing all their names by heart. "This can't be Tru, it can't be!" he shouted. The Masked Shadow let out a chuckle and said "Marshadow." The Marshadow glowed with Z-Power and vanished. Suddenly, Zenni burst out of his ball and appeared in front of Chuck, grabbing him as they both suddenly flew back, Marshadow standing where they had just been.
"I'm fine, is Zenni ok?" Chuck asked. Zenni got to his feet and nodded "Blaaas." "Good, and thank you." he said with a sigh. Chuck got to his feet and said "You guys go on ahead, this is personal business for me, I'll catch up to you when I'm finished."
Shiranui was reluctant to leave Chuck to deal with the shadows on his own, but respected his wishes. "I hope you know what you're doing, Chuck," he added, "Niwatori, Kirigami, return!" He recalled his Blaziken and Kartana, the former before he would crash from a failed High Jump Kick.