My first post in bulbagardens. Lets see how you guys respond to my fic! *Please let them like it Please let them like it* Im going to admit straight ahead I have pretty poor spelling and grammar. The first chapter is like a prologue- trust me the later chapters are going to get funnier and more exiting. And despites the looks of it isnt no normal trainer fic
And without further ado here it is!
Wait, one more thing. If you can think of a better title for this fic PLEASE TELL ME! Because I hate my title and I think its the reason no one reads it
Chapter One-The Start
“Congratulations Brian Thomas you have won the Whirl Island Pokemon League!” Ash Ketchum declared to a carrot top adolescent boy. His brown eyes gleamed with excitement. Brian thrusted his golden trophy into the air while his best friends Julie and Greg cheered from the sidelines. Something caught his eyes. At the edge of the vast stadium there was a glint of yellow.
“Oh no,” moaned Brian. It began to take the shape of a giant banana flying through the stadium “, the big yellow banana that means this is a…
“Dream,” A tall blonde woman finished. She was wearing a long white nightgown and had long flaming red hair just like Brian. Brian was back in his twin bed holding on tight to his Gyarados bed sheets. “, Wake up sleepy head. The ferry is going to leave in an hour.”
Brian immediately bolted up and turned to face the alarm clock which read 8 AM. “That trick always gets me, but the ferry is leaving today at noon, right Mom?” Brian asked.
“Yes so get up and don’t worry Sunkern is waiting downstairs and I have everything packed. You know what to do every day right?” Mrs.Thomas told her son.
“I know I’ll put on deodorant so I won’t be a funky hippie child.” Brian replied as he scurried out the bedroom door and into the bathroom. He took a deep breath. It was the start of the Whirl Island Pokemon League. Nearly 7 years ago the huge pokemon officials decided it was probably not so safe for ten year olds to venture Johto and decided to make the age limit eighteen. However, thirteen year olds get to have their own Pokemon League in the Whirl Islands for one year after 8th grade. Just like in the Johto League there would be eight gyms- two on each main island.
Brian ran downstairs after finishing changing into his Blue and White striped shirt and khaki shorts. At the foot of the stairs was a yellow seed like pokemon the size of a small waste bin with green stripes, Sunkern.
“Kern Kern!” The little pokemon piped up. “Are you ready for the Whirl Island League Sunkern?” Brian said while rubbing the two leaves on top of her head. Brian knelt down to allow Sunkern to hop onto his shoulder. They had managed to achieve perfect balance while walking two years ago.
Over seven years ago while playing in the Cianwood Forest, he encountered a battle between a Pidgey and a Sunkern. Brian drove the bird pokemon away with a flurry of stones and took the poor seed pokemon to his house. Once Sunkern was completely healed, she refused to leave Brian’s side. They had been best friends ever since. He walked into the kitchen he found his two best friends sitting there with plates of bacon and eggs. Julie and Greg were fraternal twins with dirty blonde hair and big pale green eyes. Next to them was their pokemon- Julie’s Machop and Greg’s Slowpoke.
“BRIAN! Are you ready for the Whirl Islands?” Julie asked. She was a very optimistic girl. She boasted to be the only trainer less than five feet ever since her brother began his growth spurt a couple of months before school ended. Brian noticed Greg’s food was much more plentiful then Julie’s.
Greg pretended to be a tough guy on the outside, but as Julie says is a huge Teddiursa on the inside. He spiked the front of his hair to resemble a tidal wave. He was pretty lean and was indulging on the bacon. “Urm Hoy Bwian.” He mumbled with a mouth full of grease.
Brian rolled his eyes and sat to eat his meal. Machop, Slowpoke, and Sunkern had there own individual pokemon food. Originally Machop was for Brian, since he came from a big family of fighting pokemon trainers. His dad was disappointed that he wanted Sunkern instead of Machop, but he got over it and gave the pokemon to Julie.
According to the Johto Pokemon Law #17 A minors under the age of thirteen were only allowed to have one pokemon. Greg was stuck with his lousy Slowpoke. Eight years ago, when Greg was only five, the entire family watched the Whirl Cup (a water pokemon competition) and he was amazed. He had a huge crush on Misty from Cerulean City in Kanto, but he never admitted it. Julie says she still thinks the crush is alive.
He always talked about being a water pokemon trainer like Misty. Unfortunately his Aunt Matilda, who didn’t know much about pokemon, gave him a Slowpoke on his sixth birthday. A pink bear like pokemon that had it’s mouth hanging open, whose hobbies enjoyed staring at walls for hours at a time. Greg was making some progress, at least Slowpoke sometimes responds when Greg yells.
Brian noticed Slowpoke was staring at a painting of a Machamp and not taking in a single word. “HEY DUNCE EAT YOUR FOOD!” yelled Greg after finally swallowing his food. Slowpoke turned to face Greg then looked back at its food and after much deliberation began to slowly much on the Remoraid(Not really made of remoraid) and Bits. Everyone laughed while Greg scowled. Sunkern was absorbing some ground berries and Machop was steadily cutting his way into a delicious looking steak.
Machop was a pokemon that sort of resembled a five year old kid-on steroids. He was completely grayish with a small tail and three fin like things on top of his head. He may look small and scrawny, but he can lift Greg in one hand and Julie on the other. After their hearty breakfast Mrs.Thomas greeted them.
“All right kids, we have three hours before the Cianwood Ferry comes. Chuck wants to give you all a present,” She said “Oh and someone else will be there!”
The trio turned to face each other wondering what surprises lay in the Cianwood Gym. The left the house and began to walk toward the gym. As mentioned earlier Brian came from a big family of fighting pokemon trainers. His youngest uncle Chuck was the gym leader of the Cianwood Gym and used a Primeape and Poliwrath. Also his cousin Brawly in Hoeen was a gym leader there with a powerful Machop and Makuhita. Brian’s dad claimed to have the best position, a father and a husband. Mr. Thomas and his Heracross usually went around Johto to give lessons in pokemon schools.
Mr.Thomas brought a Machop with him one day only to find Brian with a Sunkern. By that time Julie was the only one of the trio without a pokemon, so she was placed with the little muscle house pokemon. A fresh sea breeze blew across there faces as they finished walking the first block.
Cianwood City was a large seaside city. Over to the far right was a giant beach that stretched all through out the shore with many ferries, fisherman, swimmers, and just people having fun at the beach. At the other side was a large city with beautiful white houses and a pokemon center. The entire city consisted of 50 streets and over 1000 houses.
“So Julie, tell us what are you going to do! Greg wants to train water pokemon for the Whirl Cup and I’m collecting the badges.” Brian asked Julie. She didn’t respond at first, rather sighed and tied her long blonde hair into a ponytail.
“To be honest I don’t really care what I do. I think I’ll just catch pokemon and train them strong enough to beat Sally!” Julie declared. She made a rather ugly face at the word Sally. Sally was one of the Pecunia Triplets. The Pecunians were a very rich family with a giant Mansion in the far end of Cianwood. They had triplets of three snobby daughters Sally, Grace, and Jean. They always wore fancy dresses and bragged about there surplus of dollars in school. Sally and Julie were horrible enemies ever since Kindergarten.
“I really hope Misty enters the Whirl Cup this time,” Greg said misty eyed. He suddenly jerked his head up and only began to realize that Julie and Brian heard “,Erm so she can give me some advice.” Brian and Julie struggled to not burst out laughing. Even Slowpoke, who was struggling to keep up with Greg, seemed to look less dazed.
After walking nearly ten blocks, they reached a large building half the size of a normal school. In front of the screen glass doors read CIANWOOD GYM. The trio walked into a large battlefield. It was very hard and made of rock with a few large boulders sticking out sporadically. Some kids were training their Pokemon there. A motherly looking woman with a cascade of black hair in a bun greeted them.
“Hey kids Chuck wanted to see you in his office. You may notice the diet I ordered is finally working for my flabby husband.” Sarah, Chuck’s wife, said. The kids laughed at Sarah’s joke at followed her to a doorway that led into a weightlifting room with a desk crammed in the hallway.
Every time Brian would come by he would always see Poliwrath and Primeape, Chuck’s pokemon working out at some random machine. Today Poliwrath was bench pressing what appeared to be three hundred pounds with Primeape behind him. It was quite something to see a giant tadpole with gloves and a cross of a pig and monkey lifting weights. They were not alone Brian saw a variety of other fighting pokemon working out including a Machamp, the fully evolved version of Machop, who looked a lot older and had four muscular arms. Machop was glaring hopefully at a punching bag.
“Is it all right if Machop can use the bag Mr.Chuck?” Julie pleaded. She took Machop to Chuck three days a week to weight lift for the past four years. Chuck, who was watching Poliwrath, turned. He was nearing his middle ages with thick black hair and a thin, slanted moustache that didn’t connect. He was very muscular, but had a little flab that Sarah always joked about.
“Oh sorry kids didn’t notice you there for a second. Of course Machop can go Julie!” Machop quickly ran and began assaulting the large purple bag “; since today you guys are going out to train, I have some things to give.”
Chuck went to the storage room located in the back and returned holding a small box. He laid it in front of them and opened it up. There were three round blue CD player looking devices. “He pressed a small grey button on the top of one and it opened up to show a screen and several buttons. These are Poke Guides. When you navigate around them they will give info on the place you’re at, attractions, pokemon found there. Even better is when you press the red button in the center it will send out a transparent laser that can scan the DNA of a pokemon and send back information! Let me show you.”
Chuck pressed the button and a small bulb at the back of the Poke Guide glew red. He pointed it at Slowpoke and the device began to speak “Slowpoke, a water and psychic pokemon. This pokemon is said to be not very reliable and will be hard to get to release an attack. This pokemon is also recorded to be able to use Growl, Curse, Water Gun, and Tackle.”
Greg rolled his eyes and Sunkern gave a little giggle. “Pretty cool isn’t it. I got it from a Gym Leader Conference. I said I know three reliable teenagers who are about to embark on the Whirl Island Pokemon League who can use them. These are prototypes so be sure to call me up sometime and tell me how they are!” Chuck said. He handed one of the Poke Guides to Julie, Greg, and Brian.
“Thanks a lot Uncle Chuck! By the way whose pokemon are all those?” Brian asked pointing at a Machamp and several other pokemon.
“Those are my pokemon,” Replied a deep voice from behind. There looming over them, was Brian’s most famous relative, Bruno. Bruno was a tan, incredibly buff man with long black hair. He was Brian’s eldest uncle and a former member of the Kanto Elite Four and now a member of the Johto Elite Four. “I haven’t seen you three in a while. Carrot Top you must be very close with the twins they are always around.”
Julie and Greg laughed hard while Brian’s cheeks turned redder than his hair. “Just playing with you Kiddo. Your Sunkern is looking good as always! I’m kind of glad you decided not to be a fighting pokemon trainer it is beginning to get a bit boring now. Anyway kids I came over to Cianwood to give you guys some advice and fare good luck in person.”
“Hold on do you have a water pokemon. I have this rare Slowpoke that can be a great addition to your team! And I heard Slowpoke tails are very nutritious.” Greg blurted out.
“Don’t worry. Slowpoke is a powerful pokemon, you just have to find away to harness its power. That goes along with one of my pieces of advice. Every pokemon has there own strengths you must find it. For example Caterpie and Weedle might appear to be weak but with some proper training you can manage to use its string shot to your advantage! Also I highly suggest you capture a variety of types unless you’re specializing in a certain one like Greg. If you capture water pokemon be sure to be able to teach them how to fight on land. Trust me it is possible. There’s a lot more you can know, but the rest is all in this trusty little guide book I wrote.” Bruno lectured. He handed Brian a small purple book with a picture of Bruno on the front cover.
“Oh boy it’s all ready 10:30 you children should go get your things! Best of luck and did your Moms tell you boys what to do everyday?” Sarah asked sternly.
“Put on deodorant every day so I won’t be a funky hippie child.” Greg and Brian replied monotonously. Julie giggled and Machop was at her side again.
“Good luck Kids be sure to stay out of trouble!” Chuck and Bruno yelled as the trio walked out the gym.
“All right Sunkern let’s see what this thing has to say about you.” Brian said as he placed Sunkern on the ground.
“Hey I’ll do that too! Machop step in front of me.” Julie added. They both took out there Poke Guides and pointed them at their pokemon.
“Sunkern the grass type pokemon. This pokemon is known to drain power out of it’s opponents as it’s offensive attack. It currently knows Growth, Absorb, and Mega Drain.” The machine responded. Julie’s began to respond as well “Machop the fighting type pokemon. This pokemon is very powerful and can lift a hundred times its weight. It currently knows Leer, Focus Energy, Karate Chop, and Low Kick.”
“Hey this guide book tells what all those attacks do!” Greg yelled as he was scanning the guide book. The three crowded around the book ignoring their pokemon. “Hey we have plenty of time on the ferry to read this thing! Let’s get our stuff and meet back at the dock.”
They went there separate ways back to their homes where Brian found his Mom waiting on the porch with her Scyther AKA Slissy. “Oh Son I’m going to miss you! Even though it is only a year I’m still going to miss you bad! I have your bag packed with all necessary things- including three sticks of deodorant! If you need anything be sure to call me. Remember Pokemon Centers offer free meals so don’t be a Pecunia and save your money! Oh Sunkern you be a good plant and protect Brian.” Mrs.Thomas said. She gave Brian a rib cracking hug and splattered his face with kisses as he put on his book bag. Sunkern was screwing her eyes attempting for the one too manieth time to control her laughter.
“I’ll miss you too Mom, can you please loosen your grip,” Brian struggled to say. Slissy, a praying mantis like pokemon as tall as Greg with large scythes for arms turned away and crossed her scythes “, Oh Slissy you know I’ll miss you the most!”
The Bug pokemon turned back smiling and raised her scythes in preparation for a huge hug. “AHHHHHH!” Brian ran as fast as he could away from the sharp scythes and toward the beach nearly toppling Sunkern over.
He found Greg and Julie already waiting there along with about fifty other adolescents and their pokemon as the ship was on the horizon. As it drew closer the crowd gasped. It was nothing like a ferry; it was more like a Cruise! Within fifteen minutes the ship anchored at the dock and the door opened as a small man with glasses holding a piece of paper came out. The ship was large and black with bulbs all around the rail gleaming different colors. It was called the SS Mantine.
The man began to speak “All right I need the following kids to step forward and walk into the ship. Oh and show me an ID. Kileen Anchorage, Chris Boid, Julie and Greg Carson…” Brian waved goodbye and mouthed See you later. Within long, he was called up and after presenting his ID he walked into the SS Mantine and took the first step of his Pokemon Journey.