Yes, it's a journey fic and yes it's another fic about Black and White, but I myself think that it's kind of good for a writer to test himself by writing something about a game or show that already exist and put in his own point of view, which is why I at least want to take the plunge at this. I'll understand if you don't like it but if you can and you have the time I'll also love it if you guys read it and tell me what you think.
BLACK and WHITE
Journey Through Unova
Table of Contents:
Chapter 1: It Starts with Black (Below)
Chapter 2: White's Annoyance and Black's Debt
Chapter 3: Plasma Strikes
Chapter 4: Head to Striaton Gym
Chapter 5: Bianca's Search
Chapter 6: Rotation Battle, The Three Paths Collide
Chapter 7: Grow Stronger, Time to Save the Munna
Chapter 1: It Starts with Black
The Unova Region, one of the farthest regions in the Pokémon world and definitely the most advanced of them. Unlike the regions to the eastern side of this island, Unova has reached a peak in both science and nature, allowing humans to live alongside Pokémon while also advancing in their own discoveries of the world.
Not just that, but the region of Unova is also known for their Pokémon. Pokémon in Unova are unique, with abilities that aren’t seen anywhere else, making them a fine specimen from any collector that’s from far away.
But, just like all Regions, Unova has Pokémon Trainers, humans that have decided to go out on journeys with their Pokémon, to live, befriend and understand them. Essentially while most people want to travel with Pokémon, others take it as a sport. The sport of battling is indeed famous in Unova, and the Unova League is one of the places where most trainers want to go.
However, Unova doesn’t bring only battling, there are trainers that want to take a more creative way of life, trainers that want to express their love of art and music. These events are called Pokémon Musicals, and like Contests which are famous abroad, these ones required a trainer to show his or her sense of beauty.
This is where our story starts. The Town of Nuvena, a place known for its peacefulness as well as being the best place for new trainers to start their journey, is in this town that three new adventurers are about to set off.
“She’s late!” the yell of a male teenager was heard throughout the whole town, causing the Pokémon sleeping around the two floored wooden house to jump in surprise. Inside the room in the house’s second floor two boys were sitting, one on the bed that had a blue blanket on top of it, and one that was sitting on the floor.
One of them had messy brown hair that was covering part of his forehead, along with a pair of eager brown eyes that reflected his excitement for starting his journey. He was wearing a blue zipper jacket which he had zipped up; except for the neck. He was also wearing a black pair of pants and red sneakers.
The boy that was on the floor had black straight hair, which was kept to the sides so as to not cover his eyes. He wore a pair of round glasses and like his friend above him had a blue jacket and a pair of black jeans; except his jacket was kept open to reveal the white shirt with a red stripe going down to his waist, and the fact that his jeans were tighter around his legs. “Calm down Black, she said she would be here so we should wait.”
“She didn’t just say she would be here,” Black gritted his teeth before looking back down at his watch to check the time. “Bianca said she’ll be so early she’ll make breakfast, well look, she’s not here and I’m hungry!” he exclaimed in annoyance before letting his body fall back down to the bed.
Black, Cheren and Bianca, they’ve been friends since all three of them have memory and they all share the same dream, to become Pokémon trainers and travel around Unova. However, while both Black and Cheren were more than ready to go, Bianca was late; though even though Black didn’t want to recognize it he knew why. Black stared up at the roof, thinking about where he would go and which Pokémon he would capture once he finally sets off.
“Black, both you and I know that Bianca is still having problems with her father about this whole journey subject,” Cheren replied without turning to look at Black; in truth he was already tired of waiting as well, but giving Black the satisfaction of knowing that would be even worse. “All we can do now is wait for her,”
“Easy to say when you don’t have that in front of you,” Black pushed himself up before pointing down at the brown bag that was on the floor right next to Cheren. “We could’ve picked Pokémon already if she was here,”
At that moment the door was slammed open, revealing a panting girl running inside. Bianca had blond hair that was mostly covered by the large green hat she was wearing. Her clothes consisted of a combination of white and orange, with a white skirt and an orange top with a white shirt under it, she was also carrying a green purse with the strap around her left shoulder. “Sorry I’m late guys,” Bianca bowed in apology, her hat falling off by accident. “Oops, sorry,” she giggled before picking it back up and walking over to the two boys. “I had some trouble with my dad while on my way here.”
“What did you do, did he let you go on your journey?” Black asked curiously, all sense of inpatience and anger washing away as soon as he heard Bianca come in.
“Um…let’s go with that, but anyhow,” she opened up the brown bag, revealing the three red and white balls that were inside, all three of them looking like they had just come out of production. “I can’t believe Professor Juniper actually let us pick our Pokémon here.”
“Gotta thank my cousin for that, since she’s her assistant and all,” Cheren pointed out while looking down at the pokeballs, beginning to think which Pokémon he’ll want to choose. “I think you should pick first Bianca, you’ve been through a lot,” he suggested with a nod from his head.
“Thanks Cheren,” Bianca smiled before looking down at the bag and letting her hand lower into it. Black looked on with great curiosity, hoping she didn’t pick the Pokémon he wanted to have. Bianca’s hand quickly came back up, holding the pokeball tightly before she stood up. “All right, go!” she threw the pokeball against the wall, causing it to bounce and burst open sending out a small lizard-like Pokémon, it was mostly green, with both the back and tail being in that shade while its chest and everything in the front was white. It also had a pair of wide red eyes with black pupils.
“Sni,” the Snivy spoke, looking up at its new trainer with a drowsy look.
“He’s so cute!” Bianca squealed falling to her knees and hugging the Snivy tightly, causing it to shake around to try and get out of her hold; though it seemed futile.
“Well, I didn’t want a Snivy, but man is she hugging it,” Black pointed out with a raised eyebrow, Bianca had always had trouble with cute Pokémon; considering she always grabbed them and began smothering them to no end. “Well Cheren, go next.”
“No,” Cheren replied before looking up at Black with a serious look in his eyes. “I want you to pick first,” Black cringed a little at Cheren’s look; he probably just wanted to grab the starter that was stronger against his. But, if he ended up grabbing the water type starter Cheren would have the bad end of the stick, though Black wasn’t about to pick that one.
“Suit yourself,” he eagerly put his hand in the back and grabbed the pokeball in the middle before getting it back up and throwing the ball into the air. The ball burst jus tlike Snivy’s pokeball had before sending out a small orange and black colored pig Pokémon. It had a small red nose and two long black ears, it also had a spot on its forehead and a pair of blue eyes.
“Pig,” Tepig looked up at Black, who was grinning from happiness since he had picked the starter he wanted.
“Okay Tepig, I’m Black and I’ll be your new trainer,” Black got up from the bed before jumping over to Tepig and raising it, causing it to look around the room in curiosity. “And we’ll be a powerful duo, I assure you.” He chuckled confidently. “Now’s your turn Cheren,” Black looked over at Cheren; though he was surprised to notice his friend had already picked the last pokeball.
Next to Cheren was a short seal Pokémon, it had a bit of a dazed look and was mostly white in color; except for its blue legs and the sea shell that was stuck to its chest; it also had a pair of small black eyes. “Oshawott, a water type Pokémon who will eventually evolve into Samurott, a very powerful water type Pokémon that can also learn ice type moves,” Cheren replied with a nod.
“Boring,” Black exclaimed, before looking over at Bianca and then turning back to Cheren. “Well, now that we each have our Pokémon, how about we go say goodbye to Professor Juniper.”
“Oh right, I saw her before coming here, she asked me if we could go to her lab, said she wanted to give us something extra,” Bianca pointed out while holding her finger out. She quickly got up and returned her Snivy back to its ball, her two companions doing the same shortly afterwards.
The three trainers got down to the ground floor of the house, where Black’s mom was in the kitchen making sure everything was ready for lunch. “We’re going to Professor Juniper’s mom!” Black called out to his mother who turned around to look at him. She had brown hair just like Black, but her hair went down to her waist and unlike him her eyes were grey.
“Okay, try not to cause too much trouble, last time you went over it almost blew up,” she advised and went back to what she was doing. She looked a bit to the left, noticing the three teenagers walking out of the house. “Good luck son,”
After walking around town for a while, and inspecting it for one last time for what could be months or even years, the three headed towards the lab that was on the outskirts of town. There was a large silver colored gate that guarded the entrance to the large white building. It had an orange roof along with it and two floors with round windows around the building. Cheren walked over to a small speaker next to the gate and pressed the red button. “Professor, it’s me Cheren, we’re here.” The machine just buzzed around for a few seconds before the gates began opening themselves.
“That was easy enough,” Black pointed out before he and his two friends began walking into the front yard of Juniper’s lab. Black looked around the front yard, usually there were various Pokémon playing around there, but today was a calm day and Professor Juniper probably didn’t have anyone to watch over them.”
Once they made it to the door it opened instantly allowing the three to walk straight in. Bianca seemed a bit nervous, her father was still mad about he going on her journey as it was, and if Professor Juniper told him she actually went along with it; then it would be a complete disaster. Cheren on the other hand was calmed, with his hands inside his pocket as he led the two to the lab room.
“Well hello my darlings,” the three trainers were greeted by a tall woman in her early thirties, her long brown hair combed so that it’s standing above itself, with some of it under a large amount of hair. She had white porcelain skin along with a pair of green eyes. She was wearing a lab coat along with a white shirt and a green skirt. “I can’t believe you guys are finally here for the last time, off to your journeys right?”
“Yep, we start after you give us those important artifacts,” Black replied, wondering what Juniper was gonna give them in the end. For a second the Professor seemed to forget as she looked at the pokeballs hanging on their belts.
“I guess you already picked starters after all,” she grinned happy that the Pokémon she had spend so much time doing research on finally found owners. The four of them turned to the hall that was to the left as a small furry Pokémon walked into the lab room. It was covered in grey fur with a pair of long ears that had white fur on the tip, it had a pair of die black eyes and a long furry tail; like the ears they had white fur at the tip. “Oh, hey Minccino, sorry I forgot to give you your meal,” she knelt down and grabbed the small chinchilla Pokémon and lifted it; at that same time Cheren and Black were both stopping Bianca from jumping at the chance to hug the Pokémon.
“Professor, I think you should get back to the task at hand, and that’s coming from me,” Black chuckled while keeping a tight hold around Bianca’s arms. This caused Juniper to nod and walked over to the table nearby.
“Well, it’s this, the most important thing you’ll want,” Professor Juniper grabbed three devices that were on the desk. They were small square shaped devices, each of them with two different colors but they all looked the same way, the one of the right side was orange color with a green wheel that resembled half a pokeball, the one on the left was white color with a blue wheel while the one in the middle was black with a red wheel on it. “These are, as you may have guessed, the new Pokedex I’ve been working on the last couple of years,”
All three trainers gasped as they looked at their devices, especially Black whose sole dream was to one day be good enough to have a Pokedex. A Pokedex, a device given to trainers so that they can gather information on different Pokémon, due to it being a hard task it is generally given to trainers that show some potential or are skilled enough have been handed these artifacts, and all of those qualified trainers have become famous and are known as Pokedex Holders. “No way….” Black gasped, practically drooling at the sight of the Pokedex. “But, we’re just starting out.”
“You might be, but you guys have all great skills,” Juniper pointed out before handing Cheren the white Pokedex, Bianca the orange one and Black the black one. “Black, you have a strong will that carries you on, even in tough times, this will prove to be something useful in battle since it keeps your Pokémon’s courage up,” she then turned to look at Bianca. “Bianca, you might be a bit airheaded, but you’re very nice to Pokémon and are able to befriend them very easily, it isn’t just battles it’s living and bonding with Pokémon the best you can, and that’s what you excel at.” She finally turned to look at Cheren who was still keeping his serious look. “You have a vast knowledge on Pokémon, their habitats, abilities and behavior, not just that but you were quite skilled when it came to calming the lab Pokémon down when it was your turn to look over them, that’s why you’ll make a fine Pokedex Holder,”
“So….we really are holders after all,” Black looked down at his Pokedex, clenching it tightly while a smile crossed his face. “It’s too awesome.”
“You guys are what, fourteen,” Juniper pointed out before chuckling. “If all, you’re older than all the older holders at the time they started out, but it means you’re more prepared, that is why I told you guys to wait till you were this age to go.”
“We understand professor,” Cheren bowed in respect before pocketing his Pokedex. “We won’t disappoint you,” he turned around and began walking, surprising Black and Bianca.
“Go, you guys have a journey to start,” the professor reassured before motioning them to leave. Black and Bianca nodded their heads before walking out of the lab and following Cheren.
Once they were out of the lab the three trainers began walking towards the route out of Nuvena, only for Black to suddenly come to a halt. “Wait, I gotta pick something up guys, I won’t take long,” he turned around and began running back home, taking closer look to inspect the orange trees and the falling leaves, a sign that autumn was just starting.
After making it back home Black ran up to his room; ignoring his mom completely as he ran inside and began to shuffle through the shelf next to his bed. Inside it was a black and orange color hat that had a pokeball in the middle. Black grabbed the hat and adjusted it to his head, the hat pushing the hairs covering his forehead back. Black looked down at the magazine under the hat which showed a picture of a trainer and his Pikachu. The trainer was wearing a crimson colored, sleeveless jacket with a black long sleeved sweater under it, he was wearing a hat similar to Black’s but red and he had a Pikachu on his shoulder.
Black took out his Pokedex before looking down at the magazine. “Now I’m a Pokedex Holder too, get ready because I’m going to become just as famous as you in no time,” he clenched his left fist in confidence before running back down.
“Stop young man!” Black came to a halt once more as he turned to look at his mom. She walked over to him, holding blue and white sports back around her shoulder before handing it to Black. “You begged me so much to buy you this and you forgot about it,”
“Oh right, I forgot, sorry,” Black laughed and ruffled the back of his head before grabbing the back and putting it around the left side of his neck. “Thanks mom.”
“Not yet,” his mom put her hands into her pockets before taking out a watch-like black object, it had blue designs around it though it seemed pretty high tech for something so small. “C-Gear, the new in communication right here in Unova, it took a long time to pay for it.” Black gasped as he grabbed the watch and put it around his left wrist.
“Thanks mom…” he smiled before hugging her. “I promise I’ll come back with the title,” he gave her a thumbs up with his left hand while adjusting his hat with his right.
“I know you will,” his mom nodded her head before patting him on the shoulder, signaling that he could get going now. Black walked towards the door, though he looked back at her once before leaving, then after a couple seconds he left the house and began running back to the spot he had left Bianca and Cheren on.
Once he made it back to the meeting spot he was shocked to find out that both Bianca and Cheren were gone. “They couldn’t just wait a while,” he groaned, though frankly he couldn’t blame them since he had taken longer than he thought. “Well, doesn’t matter, time to go,” Black looked back at Nuvena town one last time and then he walked into Route 1 for the first time in his life.
Black felt the strong autumn wind hit him as he looked at the tall grass sway and the far off Accumula Town at the end of the path. “It begins,” Black began walking through the path looking around for any wild Pokémon since he wanted to try Tepig out in a battle. He checked his bag quickly and was glad to see that his mom had packed him a couple of pokeballs as well as a Town Map, some Potions and Antidotes and a couple of Oran, Pecha and Sitrus Berries. “Well mom, I owe you a lot.”
He heard the tall grass rustle around him before moving back and reaching for Tepig’s pokeball. “Time to go to work, go!” Black threw the pokeball at the figure in the tall grass, however it jumped away from it just in time; Tepig managed to come out safely though. “Now, Ember attack!” Black threw his fist forward, giving Tepig its first command and allowing the pig Pokémon to fire a barrage of fire balls at the Pokémon.
Seeing that it couldn’t move anywhere the Pokémon jumped out of the tall grass, revealing itself to Black and Tepig. The Pokémon looked like a crossover between a rat and a squirrel; it had a pair of sharp buck teeth along with brown fur all over its body, a pair of red eyes and short ears. “Got it,” Black grinned before bringing out his Pokedex. He turned it on, sliding a second screen from under the first one as the Pokedex began saving data on the Pokémon. “Patrat huh, we’ll get that easily, go for a Tackle.”
Tepig nodded its head and began charging towards its opponent, its head forward as it jumped at Patrat. Patrat was ready for it this time though and used its own Tackle attack, its head colliding against Tepig and pushing it back. “All right, Ember again,” Tepig fired more fireballs from its mouth, causing Patrat to jump out of the way the best it could. “Now tackle it,” now that it was distracted Black took his chance and allowed Tepig to hit Patrat straight on the chest causing it to roll on the ground. “Now for the pokeball,” Black took out a pokeball from his bag before hearing strange squeaking noises.
“What’s that?” Black raised an eyebrow along with Tepig as the noises got closer. The two looked over at the trees and gasped when they saw about ten more Patrat running out and charging at them. “What?” Black looked back to the Pokedex. “This Pokémon emit sound waves with their tails to signal their comrades if there’s trouble….run like hell!” Black turned around and grabbed Tepig before he rocketed away from the spot, however the Patrat weren’t going to allow that and followed him. “Well this sucks, my first day as a trainer and I’m gonna be eaten by a fucking herd of Patrat, that’s just brilliant!”
“Pig!” Tepig yelled before jumping off Black’s arms and glaring at the oncoming Patrat, fire burning in its eyes.
“You wanna fight?” Black turned back to look at Tepig with a curious look, the Pokémon must’ve been nuts to want to fight so many opponents so suddenly. Tepig looked back at him and nodded with a smile, causing Black to smile on cue as he remembered what Professor Juniper said. “That’s right, I can’t give up, and that isn’t why I’m a Pokedex Holder.” He stood next to Tepig as the two waited for the herd to get closer. “Ready, go!” yelled as he and the fire type began charging forward ready for whatever they could throw at them.
End of Chapter 1
Next Time: White’s Annoyance, Black’s Debt
So what did you think, I know the chapter was a bit slow in some points and that there really wasn't much going, but I just wanted to introduce the main concept before I could do anything else.
so, if you have the time and actually want to then please r/r