So because I’ve been reading some Academy fics and hearing mentions of them I decided to try my own since the ideas have been annoyingly floating around in my head. No idea how good it will be but here goes. Also should note that I will edit and index into this post as I post more chapters. It will be above the first chapter. Feel free to give advice, praise or criticize my story.
Chapter 1: The Exam, The Helicopter and The Flying Oven
Sicilia looked up at the attendant as he announced that an examinee had just arrived, late. “It’s a no. He was late and thus he may not participate,” she stated matter of factly.
“Who is the late student anyways?” Sonia asked from her seat next to Sicilia.
“Jackie Anima mam,” the attendant informed her as a beep came from a computer in front of the two women.
“Let him participate. He seems interesting,” a male voice ordered from the computer.
“But-,” Sicilia started only to be cut off by a different voice also belonging to a male.
“It’s our choice overall. Let us see what he’s like. Feel free to put him up against whoever you like if it helps.”
With an annoyed sound Sicilia nodded her head to the attendant as he left to go inform the examinee.
Jackie walked to the railing behind the seats in the testing stadium. The young trainers there were all being tested to become students at the pokémon academy: Tower Academy. His golden buizel sat beside him as he watched the test battles going on. One was a boy with a smeargle facing a man using a slugma. The man notably wore a black uniform of a closed black jacket, pants, and shoes. This was the standard uniform for the attendants of the academy.
“Flamethrower slugma!” the man ordered the fire slug. His pokémon then released a stream of fire from its mouth aimed at the normal type.
“D-dodge,” the boy attempted to order however his partner was still hit by the attack and thus took damage. “Shadow ball!” The smeargle managed to recover and fired a black and purple ball from between its hands. The ball hit the fire type as it fired off another flamethrower that the boy countered with his own causing an explosion. From the smoke a shadow ball flew and hit the fire type knocking it unconscious and thus giving the boy the win. With a sigh of relief he walked over to his smeargle and picked it up as the two smiled at each other before walking up the stairs.
At the same time another boy was fighting an examiner with a raticate, while the boy used a rotom. He was doing well with his rotom not taking any hits from the raticate’s shadow balls which were the only attack it knew that could hurt the ghost type. The boy seemed to be toying with his opponent for fun until finally when he seemed bored he used shockwave and won the battle. Returning his rotom he left the field with a smile on his face that showed he was looking down on the examiner.
As the smeargle boy finished walking up the stairs Jackie noticed it was right by him. The boy had long black hair with its length past his shoulders but above mid back. His bangs were loose in front of blue-green eyes. For clothing he wore a white shirt with black pants tucked into mid shin black boots. Over everything he wore an oversized black coat with a red inside and hood. The bottom reached his knees and the sleeves covered his hands with his arms.
Jackie himself had messy brown hair with brown eyes. He wore a red vest over a black t-shirt with brown cargos and brown hiking boots.
“Your battle was awesome,” Jackie told the other boy.
“Ah thank you,” the boy replied with a smile, glad that someone didn’t see it as pathetic as he felt it was.
“Awesome? The examiners are made purposely weak and thus a battle where one took as much damage as him should not be considered “awesome”,” the boy with the rotom spoke up having arrived to the spot. He had bright red hair that reached just past his shoulders with sharp ends. Half of it was tied up in a round spiky ponytail and his bangs were just above his ruby eyes which in turn had rectangle black framed glasses over them. For clothing he wore a white button up, nice blue jeans and white sneakers.
“He won in the end and that’s all that matters,” a female voice spoke up. The boys turned to see a girl with long brown hair tied up in a normal ponytail and bangs on either side of her face reaching her chin with shorter cut bangs above her eyes that were a dark blue in color. For clothing she wore a white t-shirt with a red-pink hooded vest over it, white shorts with a pink bandanna with pokéball designs on it tied around her waist, pink and white fingerless gloves and pink & white sneakers with knee high purple socks as well as a purple belt. In her hair were to gold clips and on her shoulder sat an eevee.
“Hmpf. It does matter since with a battle like that he won’t make rank,” the red head stated his voice oozing with cockiness.
“What does that mean?” Jackie asked confused.
“He’s talking about how the school works,” the girl explained to him.
“Err how exactly is that?” Jackie asked chuckling while rubbing the back of his head. The three others just looked at him with shock. Why was he there if he didn’t understand how the school worked?
“Let me explain to you then,” another female voice said. This time it came from a girl taller than the four as the four of them were all short in height reaching 5’2’’ to 5’3’’ while the girl reached around 5’7’’. She had long white hair that reached just past her waist with a layer like look to it. Her eyes were violet in color and her skin was deathly pale. For clothing she wore black shorts, and a long sleeved black shirt as well as black sneakers. Around her neck hung a gold reshiram shaped locket. “The school has three dorms. Suicune Blue, Entei Red, and Raikou Yellow. You are placed into each dorm depending on personality. Suicune Blue students tend to be more calm and good at academics while Entei Red students are better at sports and are usually hot headed. Raikou Yellow are the ones that are in between the other two. However it goes farther than that as the academy is split into Ho-oh rank and Lugia rank. Ho-oh’s tend to be good at academics and at battling or coordinating as well as other things. In other words they are well rounded to a point but still exceed more at one thing than others. Lugia are those that aren’t meaning they usually suck at something like battling or academics. That’s why we took a written test and this one to see which rank we are. Our little red haired friend here looks like the rich boy kind that got plenty of education and thus he will be Ho-oh rank as he did well on both exams. He’ll probably also be in the Suicune dorm judging by his stuck up personality since supposedly all Suicune’s are like that,” the snow haired girl explained with a bright smile, much to the dismay of the red head. “I’m Junine by the way. What about you guys?” she asked the group.
“I’m Jackie Anima and this is my partner Pyrite,” Jackie introduced himself and his buizel.
“Robin Morgan, and my partner is named Van Gogh,” the boy with the smeargle stated.
The girl with the eevee introduced herself next. “I’m Midori Koutetsuban and my partner is named Ikusa.”
Seeing the other four look at him expectantly the red head introduced himself as Julian.
“JACKIE ANIMA AND MIDORI KOUTETSUBAN. PLEASE COME TO THE FIELD TO TAKE YOUR EXAM”
The two looked at each other before running down the stairs to the field surprised to see it was one. Originally the field had been four different ones for multiple exams to happen at once but now it was a single field. The two looked at the two teachers confused.
One teacher had chin length pitch black hair parted on to either side of her face and amber eyes. She wore a black sleeveless dress that had a low cut but plenty of cloth to wear cleavage showing wasn’t a problem and the hem reached her knees, along with black high heeled boots.
The other women had lighter black hair that was curly and reached mid back. Her eyes were a simple brown and for clothing she like the other had a dress on however hers was red in color with a deep v and higher hem while her shoes were red as well with straps all over.
“You two are the last examinees and thus we are doing your battle in the style of double battle,” the shorter haired woman stated. With a nod in the direction opposite of Jackie and Midori two girls came out and stepped on the opposite side of the field.
One girl had mid back wavy lavender hair and eyes. She wore a yellow hooded coat with the seams outlined in black and a lightning bolt emblem on the front over wear the heart was and the hem reached to the waist. Under it she wore a brown shirt and skorts with yellow sneakers.
The other girl also had mid back length hair however it was straight and a fiery red in color, her bangs reaching her chin on either side of her face and her eyes being like flames in themselves. She wore a blue hooded coat with the tail reaching her knees and the seams being outlined in purple with the emblem being a water drop. Under it she wore a white blouse, cerulean blue skorts and white small heeled boots that reached her knees.
“That’s strange. Those are students not examiners,” Junine observed.
Midori and Jackie looked at each other confused at the obvious fact that they were not fighting examiners, well at least not normal ones, especially when the two girls let out a vullaby and Larvesta. With a shrug the two examinees stepped up to their side. Pyrite and Ikusa stepped out in front as their choices. “I guess we make the first move then,” Jackie said before ordering a water gun. Pyrite fired a jet of water from its mouth at the Larvesta hitting it and knocking it back, however despite the fact that it was part fire type it seemed to do little damage. “What the!?”
“Use string shot,” the red head commanded her Larvesta calmly. Said pokémon fired silk from its abdomen at the water type. However the attack completely missed Pyrite much to everyone’s shock as did the other shots.
Midori meanwhile started the other side off with a shadow ball from its mouth at the dark type. “Knock it back with gust!” the lavender haired girl ordered. The vullaby flapped its tiny wings creating a large amount of wind that pushed the shadow ball back at Ikusa. While the ghost type move did not harm the normal type, the winds from gust pushed him off of the ground and into the air only to crash back down.
“Quick attack Ikusa,” Midori called out. The eevee ran at dark flying type with a trail of white behind him.
“Air slash,” the other trainer countered. Vullaby fired blades of air from it wings at the normal type. Ikusa dodged them as he ran at his target striking it with his attack. The girl smiled as he hit and ordered another attack, “Dark pulse.” Vullaby released a purple-black aura from its body knocking Ikusa high into the air.
Meanwhile with Jackie as Pyrite dodged the string shots that were no actually not missing anymore, he got stuck and could not dodge as he was wrapped in silk. “How?” he asked himself looking at the field. “So that’s why. She missed us on purpose to cover the area in silk. Pyrite is nothing more than a caterpie in an ariados’ web right now. We have to get out of this,” he said to himself flinching as he saw Ikusa crash into Pyrite from the dark pulse.
“Ember,” the red head stated calmly. Breathing little balls of fire from its mouth the Larvesta lit a thread on fire that was near it. The thread burned quickly leading to Pyrite and Ikusa causing both of them to become engulfed in flames.
“Use aqua jet to put out the flames,” Jacked called out. The golden buizel surrounded itself and Ikusa in water from its body allowing it to put out the flames that were surrounding them. Once the fire was gone both were weak from the attacks and the threads were gone as well.
The red headed girl didn’t give them much time to recover as she ordered a flame wheel from her fire bug. The fire bug surrounded itself in flames from her body much like buizel had done with water. She then began spinning towards the normal and water type.
“Aerial ace,” the other girl called out with her vullaby launching into the air and flying towards them as well.
Midori and Jackie looked at each other and then their pokémon thinking of what they could do before an idea struck them. “Swift!” the two called out. Pyrite started releasing golden stars from its tail while Ikusa released them from its mouth. The two then span and created a wall of stars which worked as a form of protection from the two oncoming attacks.
The two and their pokémon smiled at their successful teamwork only to lose them almost immediately. As soon as the wall of stars dissipated the examinee pokémon were hit by and air slash and ember combo knocking them unconscious and thus ending the battle for Jackie and Midori.
“They failed,” Sicilia said preparing to tell them before hearing the laptop beeped again.
“Not quite. Considering they fought students and not examiners the standards are different. We want them and remember: in the end it’s our choice, Sicilia,” the second male voice spoke up again.
With a sigh Sicilia stood up and looked at the two as they ran over to their pokémon to make sure they were okay. “You two passed,” she said with obvious distaste at the fact.
Midori and Jackie smiled brightly at the news giving each other a high five.
Junine and Robin smiled as they heard Sicilia announce the news about the two. “In the end it seems they were lucky,” Junine commented to which Robin nodded his head in agreement.
~~~~A Few Days Later~~~~
The group after a few days had to board a ship to go to the island the school was located on. Jackie at this moment was looking for the room door that contained his name. Inside the rooms were a bunk bed and two uniforms hanging with names on them. The uniform with their names marked their dorm and rank and were found in the room with their name on the door.
After looking at several doors he found one with two names. J. Anima and J. Akatsuki
At the sight of another J name he immediately thought of Julian. Shaking his head he laughed to himself. “Can’t be that guy right Pyrite?” he said to his partner. As luck would not have it, Jackie saw Julian walking down the hall looking for his room. He ended up stopping at the same door as Jackie.
After looking between the door and Jackie a few times he spoke. “Why am I stuck with you,” he said rather than asked with distaste.
With sighs the two entered the room and looked at their uniforms hanging. Julian’s was the same jacket as the red headed girl wore while Jackie’s was like the lavender girl’s in style. It differentiated as it was red with white seams and a fire emblem. A not on the uniforms stated for students to change into them and to wear them till arrival at the island. Once changing the students discovered that on the back of the longer uniforms were feather prints like those of Ho-oh while the shorter ones had Lugia feather prints. These prints represented the student’ ranks in addition to the length of the coats.
Once changing the two walked out of the room and out towards the deck of the ship.
Robin entered his room on the ship to see a boy waiting there. “Ah you must be my roommate for the ship. I’m October,” the boy introduced himself with a kind smile.
“I’m Robin,” Robin returned the greeting. After introductions the two looked at their uniforms. Robin’s was the same as the lavender haired girl that Jackie and Midori had battled meaning he was Raikou Yellow Lugia Rank. October on the other hand was marked as Entei Red Lugia Rank. Once changing the two headed out towards the deck as well. Robin notably had a slightly larger jacket than most as he had given an incorrect size. October’s was normal sized however and matched his outfit well. He had messy light brown hair and orange eyes. He wore a white shirt under his uniform coat, red pants and red sneakers.
Midori had had no such luck with her roommate as her roommate had been a pink haired girl with her hair pinned up thus hiding the length, and brown eyes. The girl had been marked as Ho-oh Rank in the Raikou Dorm so her coat reached her knees in length and had Ho-oh feathers on the back. Not to mention the girl was wearing high heeled black shoes, a white mini-skirt and black halter under the jacket. She had kept complaining about getting stuck in Raikou and how at least they got her rank right. She also complained about getting stuck with Midori. Midori had spent the whole time changing into her Raikou Dorm Lugia Rank outfit annoyed and stuck listening to the girl. Once changed she had gotten out of the room as fast as she could.
“Such a horrible color,” Junine said to herself examining the sleeve covering her left arm with her right hand until she saw Midori walking on to the deck. Straightening from her position of leaning against the tip railing she put on a smile before calling to the other girl. Upon seeing her the other girl ran up with a smile. “Looks like we’re the same rank except you got the luck of being yellow,” Junine commented once Midori made it over to her.
“What-” Midori started to say only to be interrupted by a familiar voice. The girls looked behind Midori to see Robin walking towards them waving. Walking beside him was October and his smeargle. Much like Robin, Midori had Ikusa beside her. Once the two boys reached the girls the two pokémon greeted each other.
“Looks like we’re together Midori,” Robin noted upon seeing her uniform.
“Yeah. It’ll be fun. I wonder though what Jackie got,” she replied to him. As if on cue the group saw Jackie walk onto the deck with Julian, the two arguing about something though they assumed it was probably nothing. They didn’t even notice the group as they walked right into the railing. Luckily for them the two were short enough that walking into the railing couldn’t cause them to fall off of the ship and into the waters below.
“Well nice to see you two too. Glad we’ll be together along with this lovely boy here,” Junine commented with sarcasm dripping from her voice, the second part directed at Jackie.
October, who had been staring at Junine since the moment he saw her finding her to beautiful , face went red at her comment about him.
“Junine, Robin, Midori. Nice to see you again and its awesome! Looks like we got split up evenly.” Jackie smiled brightly while the three just sighed.
Julian hmphed while fixing his glasses that had fallen out of order due to his crash with the railing.
“Um Junine I wanted to as-” Midori started to speak only to be interrupted again as the ship suddenly stopped.
ATTENTION DEAR STUDENTS. THIS IS NOT YOUR CAPTAIN SPEAKING. I REPEAT THIS IS NOT YOUR CAPTAIN SPEAKING. WE ARE HIJACKERS THOUGH DO NOT WORRY AS NO ONE WILL BE HARMED IF ONE OF YOU WILLINGLY GIVES UP THE POKEMON WE WANT FROM YOU. AND EVEN IF YOU DON’T WELL WE’LL BE TAKING IT BY FORCE THEN. BYE BYE.
“Whose pokémon do they want?” Julian questioned only to be answered as a helicopter flew over the group and fired some kind of mechanism from a gun at Pyrite. The mechanism grabbed the golden buizel and shocked him as it lifted him up to the men in the helicopter. In the helicopter were several men all of them wearing masks.
“Pyrite!” Jackie yelled out as his partner screamed in pain.
“Now you will let us leave quietly or we shock him again,” one of the men said as they started to leave.
Jackie ran and jumped grabbing onto the helicopter and holding on. His eyes showed pure anger and hatred towards the men as he spoke. “Screw that. I won’t let you have him. No one can have him. No one but me. He’s mine, he chose me,” he growled at the men.
“Tch brat,” one of the men said before poking Jackie with a stick that shocked the boy until he let go screaming in pain.
As Jackie fell towards the water he was suddenly wrapped in green vines right before he would have hit. “Just in time,” Junine breathed a sigh of relief, an ivysaur by her lifting Jackie back on to the boat.
The men then turned to leave again only to find themselves stuck. Wrapped onto the landing skids were other vines this time coming from Van Gogh. “How the hell can a smeargle use vine whip?” one of the men asked.
“Sketch,” Robin answered simply as he, Midori, October and even Julian held onto the vines coming from Van Gogh’s tail.
“That’s it.” The annoyed man pulled out a remote and pressed the button on it with the intention of shocking Pyrite however much to his surprise it failed. He looked over at the golden buizel to see that a rotom was eating the electricity. The other men with him were just as shocked at the scene and due to none of them paying attention they missed seeing Ikusa release a swift attack that broke the band on Pyrite. “N-no way!”
“Pyrite use aqua jet!” Jackie commanded. As his trainer said the buizel surrounded itself with water from its body in midair allowing for him to land back on the ship.
With smiles on their faces the young trainers commanded different attacks of their pokémon aimed at the helicopter blades. “Water gun!” “Flamethrower!” “Swift!” “Thunderbolt!” The four attacks combined into a giant one as they went towards the blades. The helicopter moved to the side enough to only lose a single blade and manage to fly away somehow.
Julian, Jackie, Midori and Robin smiled at each other before Julian realized what he was doing and turned his head acting as though it was no big deal especially when Jackie started thanking them all. When turning his head his attention went towards Junine who had her hand on a pokéball on her waist. In total he saw five friend balls and a normal pokéball with a leaf symbol on it that he assumed ivysaur came from as that was the kind of ball starters were in if received from a professor. Professors only gave pokémon to those just starting out on journeys, and the academy did not allow those who had travelled in the academy to join it as it was for those thinking of traveling after the academy. Not to mention a first year should not have six pokémon and are actually limited to three upon entering.
“The man on the intercom…the time between him speaking and the helicopter arriving is too short. He could not have gotten on in that time frame so then does that mean he-” Junine started speaking to herself quiet enough for no one to hear until she was interrupted by Midori calling her name. “What is it?” she asked curiously.
“You said earlier that I was lucky I got Raikou Yellow and I remember my roommate complaining about it too so does what dorm you’re in actually mean something?” she asked the other girl.
“Hmm. I wonder,” Junine teased them much to the annoyance of Midori and the laughter of everyone else as they enjoyed their time on the ship that started moving again.
A few days later the group was at the front of the ship again as they looked at the island they were arriving at. “There it is. Tower Academy. Guys here we start our journey towards becoming trainers.” The group nodded their heads in agreement at Jackie’s words as the ship got closer to the island for the start of their new lives as students.
Extra Story: Time on the Boat After the Helicopter
It was after the incident with the men on the first day when the group was relaxing on deck as usual that they heard it. One of the chefs were yelling some very bad words as he came out on deck chasing an…orange oven? They immediately turned towards Julian who was sitting away from them reading a book.
“Julian that’s a rotom. You have a rotom so is that-” Junine started to question only to get cut off by Julian.
“No. Not mine. Mine is trained and well behaved. I don’t know that one at all. Nope not at all. Mine stays in its pokéball except for battles.” Even though he denied it multiple times in one saying, the group could tell it was his even if he refused to admit so. They all looked at him with sweat drop looks while in the background the tides had turned for the chef since Julian’s rotom rather than being chased had turned around and started chasing the chef, fire coming from it as it did so. "Definitely not mine," Julian burrowed his head further into his book.