This is the story A Red Leaf, it follows the adventures of the upcoming trainer Red and the upcoming coordinator Leaf. It is based off of Pokemon Leafgreen and Firered. I encourage comments, reviews, suggestions and criticism so I can improve.
Index of chapters
Chapter 1: Their Journey Begins
Chapter 2: Viridian City Part 1
Chapter 3: Viridian City Part 2
Chapter 4: Forest Battle Breakdown
Chapter 1: Their Journey Begins
A strong wind blew down the street, Red was walking towards the lab and was excited. He was still trying to figure out which starter Pokemon he was going to choose.
"Charmander is a strong fire Pokemon and there aren't many of those in Kanto, Bulbasaur is a grass type and a poison type so it has a wide move pool but Squirtle is a water type and they are reliable..." He trailed off as he approached the large lab, he walked up to the door and knocked, after a few seconds it opened and revealed a man in his 50's who seemed eager to see him.
"Red! I'm glad you made it, your just in time. The others are already here." Professor Oak said as he led Red to the room with his friends who were waiting.
"Now that you're all here we can begin. Each of you will be getting your own Pokemon as you know. Now who wants to go first?"
"I would-" A brunette started before getting cut off.
"Gramps, let me pick first."
"Blue, you'll get your Pokemon soon enough but let your friends pick first."
"Go Leaf." Red told his friends as he shoved her a bit towards the Pokeball.
Professor Oak took the three Pokeballs and released the Pokemon that were inside them, the three Pokemon looked up at the girl with wide eyes and hoped they would be picked.
"There all so cute!" She said as she picked up the Bulbasaur and hugged it, it was uncomfortable and struggled. She picked the Squirtle up next and hugged it too, Squirtle didn't struggle but it was shy and just let the hug go on. She picked up the Charmander and tried hugging it but was surprised when it was burned by it's flame. She set the fire Pokemon down and thought it out for a second.
"I choose... Charmander!" She announced and Professor Oak handed her a Pokeball and the Charmander nuzzled in between her legs as they waited to see what the others would do.
"Red, you're next."
The boy stepped up to the two Pokemon on the ground. He looked at each, held out a hand in front of both Pokemon and played with each and after deciding he picked up the Squirtle.
"I choose Squirtle." Red said and was handed a Pokeball.
"YES!" Blue yelled as he ran over to the Bulbasaur and picked it up, he petted it and grabbed the Pokeball from Oak and then turned to the others. "I'm going to be the best Pokemon trainer ever."
"After me." Red interjected and glared at his rival.
"Now, if you would take one of these." Oak said as he handed each a small red box. "These are Pokedexs and will greatly help you on your journeys. Now go, prepare for your departure and be careful out there."
The three trainers left the lab together, Blue was planning out his strategy and then asked Red.
"Let's test out our Pokemon, Red."
"Already?" Leaf asked redundantly, she shook her head and Charmander did as well.
The two rivals walked out to the field and squared off, Leaf was standing to the side of the field with her Pokemon who was excited to see a battle but her trainer was scared for the Pokemon. Squirtle and Bulbasaur were staring each other off when they waited for their trainer's to instruct them on what to do.
"Tackle!" Blue yelled to his Pokemon and the small plant Pokemon charged Squirtle.
"Squirtle, wait for it, wait for it. Now, jump!" The turtle Pokemon jumped over Bulbasaur and it crashed into a rock.
"Bulbasaur use growl." It barked at it's foe and startled it a little.
"Squirtle use tailwhip and then tackle." Squirtle wagged it's tail and then rammed Bulbasaur, it wasn't a devastating hit but it was weakening it down.
"Bulbasaur, keep using growl until it attacks."
"Squirtle tackle quick, before it growls too much." The water Pokemon ran at Bulbasaur as it growled, everyone was waiting for Blue to tell his Pokemon to do something and Red was scared for his Pokemon because Blue had a trick up his sleeve.
"Bulbasaur...dive to the side and then use tackle on it's flank."
"Squirtle don't let it dodge!" Red yelled, he knew if it dodged that Squirtle was done for.
The grass Pokemon dodged the tackle and everyone's eyes were on it, if it attacked the battle was over. It rammed into Squirtle's back, even with it's shell it was defeated.
"Squirtle!" Red exclaimed as it charged onto the field to help his Pokemon.
"Yeah, Bulbasaur. You were great." Blue praised his Pokemon.
"Red, is Squirtle okay?" Leaf asked concernedly.
"Yeah, he just needs some rest." He said as he returned his fallen friend.
"That's a relief, you did great out there and if he didn't attack Squirtle from behind you would've won.
That afternoon Red had packed his backpack and was about to set out on his journey, he was just about to leave town when he heard his name called in the distance.
"Red! Wait up." A girl yelled as she ran.
Red waited like he was told, he wanted to see what Leaf wanted before leaving even if he was eager to start his life as a Pokemon trainer.
"Are you setting off towards Viridian city?" She asked, still panting form running.
"Can I join you? I have to get there and register for contests."
"I guess, it couldn't hurt."
"Great! Let's go." She said as she dragged her friend, she was more excited to get going than Red.