Hi. I only recently joined Bulbagarden. I published this on Fanficton.net, but I wanted it to see more of the world.
I hope you enjoy this.
I don't own pokemon, but I created the six OCs in this story and the new Gym Leader. You can't have 'em, they're mine. If I was making money off this, believe me, you'd know. I'd probably have taken over the world.
Re: Six Students
Hope all is well on your end. Remember those six students I told you about a while ago, the ones I selected after Team Rocket collapsed? They've completed their five years of extra training and are ready to finally begin journeying.
We've been having a few problems here. Elm has written me successively about an unnatural decline of wild pokemon in Johto. In Kanto, on the other hand, we've been facing sudden, unnatural migrations of pokemon, which puzzle me extensively.
On a lighter note, the new Viridian City gym leader is coping nicely. She seems happy with her position as the strongest before the Elites, and fits well with the rest of the Gym Leaders.
Again, hope all is well in Sinnoh.
Six: Trial by Legend
Chapter One: We Nearly Witness A Murder
“TAKE IT BACK, IDIOT!”
Inside Oak's lab, a peculiar battle was beginning to unfold. The shouter, a girl of about fifteen with black-and- red streaked hair, was being restrained by a boy and a girl of about the same age. The boy wore an orange sport jacket and jeans, and was struggling to hang on to the punk girl's arm. Spiky brown hair framed his face, with a few steaks of orange scattered through it. The second girl wore a yellow top with white capris, glasses precariously perched on her nose, short brown hair pinned down with a white hat. She held a heavy hardcover book in one hand. The other hand was employed in keeping the other girl from killing the blonde boy in front of her.
The boy had one streak of navy blue in his hair, a blue tshirt proclaiming the number “1” and jeans being his attire. He smirked. Damn, it's fun watching her explode.
“Come on, Ryu!” A brunette boy pulled himself between the two parties, his short ponytail waving. “Can you just stop ragging her for one second of the day?”
“....I agree.” An unnoticed blonde hopped off her chair in the back of the room. She wore a violet shirt and white shorts. “If you quit annoying Reln, she'll stop trying to kill you.”
“We all know it'd be HILLARIOUS to watch you getting your butt kicked by her.” The boy in the orange jacket tightened his grip on Reln's black jacketed arm. “But we're not going to let that happen. Just listen to Hikaru and Viola and leave her alone already.”
Ryu laughed, still smirking.
“Want I should knock her out with this, Nick?” The girl in yellow asked the boy in orange, holding up her book.
Nick shook his head. “Nah. Only if it comes down to that or killing Ryu, Mari.”
“Think it's safe to turn her loose? When should we?” Reln appeared to have calmed down a fraction.
The doorknob rattled, signifying the Professor's approach. Nick gulped. “Now might be a good time.”
They “turned Reln loose” and all six students rushed to their seats.
Professor Oak entered, walking to the front of the room. He set six pokeballs and pokedexes on the table facing the group of students. “As you all know, today is the day of your graduation from my Pokemon researcher training. As for your starters....” He gestured to the six pokeballs. “Thanks to a good friend of mine from the Johto region, I have here not only the three Kanto regional starters, but the Johto starters as well.”
The six students buzzed with excitement. Reln straightened, in her seat, all thoughts of destroying Ryu forgotten, or at least shoved to the back of her mind. Johto starters, ay? This makes things more interesting... I supposed that the professor would simply bring two of each of the Kanto starters.
“So that no hard feelings occur, I am allowing you to choose in alphabetical order.” Nick groaned. Damn, I'm going to be last.....again. Professor Oak continued. “Don't worry, all six of the pokemon on this table become very powerful.”
“Akagi, Reln!” Reln stood, straightening her black jean jacket. She stalked up to the table and examined the six pokemon closely. I want something interesting.... She lifted the second from last pokeball from the table, taking with it one of the pokedexes, a red one. Reln turned and walked to the back of the room.
“Blume, Viola!” The blonde neatly got out of her chair. Viola immediately selected the first pokeball from the table, as well as a violet pokedex.
“Jackson, Ryu!” Ryu, the boy who had teased Reln before, stood with an air of superiority, and walked to the table. He, too, examined the last four pokeballs before choosing the remaining fire starter and a blue pokedex.
“Leyden, Hikaru!” The ponytailed boy from before leapt out of his seat, grinning. When he reached the three last pokemon, he hesitated for a moment. Big sis is right, this is the best day of my life. He looked at the remaining three pokemon, finally picking the Chikorita, which provoked a laugh from Ryu, who was busy scanning his Charmander with his pokedex. Hikaru ignored Ryu, selecting the emerald pokedex and heading to the back of the room.
“Roxas, Mari!” The last girl, Mari stood excitedly. From the back of the room,Viola flashed a thumbs up at her. She neared the table and admired both of the last two starters, both of which were water types. She smiled, and selected the pokeball on the right and a yellow pokedex.
“And last but not least,. Taurus, Nicholas!” Nick almost ran to the front of the room. Please don't be girly, please don't be girly... Nick skidded to a stop in front of the table. When he saw the last pokemon he visibly relaxed. The last pokedex, an orange model still lay on the table, and he picked it up with a flourish.
Professor Oak turned to his desk, lifting a small package. “One of my colleagues sent these for you.” He opened the box, revealing six new Poketches. “These all have the newest apps, including a special email/IM app.” He looked at all six teens seriously. “You see, Kanto has been facing a sudden influx of pokemon, many of which are no longer in their natural habitats.”
“You mean, this could lead to more extinct pokemon species, like Aerodactl?” Mari asked.
“That's one of the possible consequences, yes.” the professor replied. “If you six see anything out of the ordinary, I want you to contact me as soon as possible.”
All six nodded. They all knew what could happen because of extensive migrations. After all, most of their studying had been about the cause and effect of it. Each one took one of the brightly colored poketches and put it on.
“Anyone up for a battle, then?”
The other five turned to Hikaru. They had just left the lab, new pokemon in hand.
“Still....How are we going to make it fair? We can't have grass against water, fire against grass. Wouldn't be really even.” Mari said.
“We could have fire versus fire and the like.” The group turned to look at Reln, who had spoken.
The others, still a little unnerved by Reln speaking to them, agreed.
“That means.....first Viola versus Hikaru, then Mari versus me, and.....Reln versus Ryu.” Nick commented after working it out.
“It's settled, then” said Viola.
And the others agreed.
Re: Six Students
Hopefully you received my package for the graduates.
I regret to inform you that unfortunately Sinnoh has some problems of its own. Some blue-haired people who call themselves Team Galactic have been turning up here, stealing pokemon, taking over businesses and the like.
On the lighter side, I'm glad that your new Gym Leader is coping well. You mentioned that she uses the Ground type in one of our earlier correspondences, did you not?
My regards to you and your graduates.
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- The eevee breeder