So all Athena can do is whittle away veeerrrrry slowly at the Toxapex's HP, which the Black Sludge ever so slightly restores it, and meanwhile, no HP is being lost from Clefable, so it just went on and on and on and on and on, and oh my goodness, we are so thankful the Pokemon people had the foresight to put time limits on battles, because that thing was going on forever. It was a battle of wills to see who would lose patience with the whole thing before time ran out, and clearly neither trainer was willing to capitulate.
That battle still wasn't as annoying as the one guy with the Corsola. That one is too painful to recount.
Today I'm thankful for having a Rosetta Stone in our museum in Animal Crossing, Pokemon battle time limits, the lovely weather we had today, getting to watch the end of Kid Cosmic season one last night, and Chips Ahoy cookies with Reese's Pieces.