"Matthew, are you sure you want to go!" his mom yelled with a hint of sadness. Matthew just got his Charmander from Professor Oak this morning. He was done with packing when he heard his mother.
"Mom, I know this will be hard on you, but I promise that I will be alright and visit you often." said Matthew.
"Alright, if you say so. Be sure to call me everyday though!" she demanded.
"Okay" said Matthew. With all his stuff packed into his backpack, he said his goodbyes to his mom, his family, and his friends.
Just as he was about to exit Pallet Town, Professor Oak ran to him.
"Wait Matthew! I got something for you!" he yelled as he got closer.
"What do you have for me?" said Matthew
"I...have a....Pokédex....for you." he said in between breaths.
"Thanks Professor Oak! I always wanted one of this" Matthew said, "Are you alright?"
"Yes...I am." Professor Oak said. "I'm getting too old for this." he grumbled.
"I'll see you later." Matthew said to Professor Oak.
He was going to catch every Pokémon in the Kanto region, maybe even in the whole world. Nothing and no one was going to stop him.
Matthew knew what he was going to get as his catch. He was going to get a Caterpie. "Caterpie should be easy catch for me and Charmander!" Matthew thought. He knew that Caterpie was a Bug type Pokémon, which is weak against Fire type Pokémon, like Charmander.
As soon as Matthew took one step in Route 1, he saw many a Caterpie. He spotted it about a hundred yards away along a tree. " I have to be careful and not scare it away." Matthew thought. It took about a minute, but Matthew was about ten feet behind Caterpie, dead silence. It shouldn't have time to run away from this distance." Matthew thought.
"Charmander go!" Matthew yelled, throwing his Pokéball.
Caterpie, too scared too squirm away, just looked at Charmander.
"Charmander, use Ember!" said Matthew. Charmander almost burnt Caterpie to a crisp.
"Are you alright?" said Charmander said to Caterpie.
"Y-y-yes." Caterpie screeched.
"You can come with us on our adventure around the world, my trainer with take great care of you. You will be safe. It will be fun!" Charmander replied.
”I-I'm not s-sure if I want to go with you guys, I like it here in the woods". said Caterpie
"What is it saying!" said Matthew
"Stay here." Demanded Charmander to Caterpie.
"I'm trying to convince Caterpie to come with us!" Caterpie said to Matthew
"Oh, you're trying to recruit it! Good thinking Charmander!" Matthew said.
"Yes Matthew, can you help me to convince Caterpie to say with us?" said Charmander
"Uhhh, I have some Pokémon food. Do you think it will help make Caterpie come with us?" Matthew said.
"Yes, that will work." Charmander said
"Okay, I'll get it out of my backpack." Matthew said while sitting down and grabbing two meals worth of Pokémon food.
As soon as Charmander was going to turn around to tell Caterpie that it could eat with him, he saw that Caterpie vanished out of nowhere.
"Matthew! Caterpie disappeared!" Charmander yelled.
"Huh? Caterpie disappeared? No time to wait! Let's find it! It couldn't of gone too far!" exclaimed Matthew, grabbing his stuff so if he could still feed Caterpie when they found it, if they found it.
Matthew and Charmander looked everywhere, in bushes, in tree branches, in grass. It was getting dark
"I think Caterpie got us good, I think we just go and catch the next Pokémon we see." said Matthew
"No, I'm not giving up, I'll look the rest of the night just to find Caterpie! You want to catch every Pokémon, right?" Charmander yelled at Matthew.
"That's the winning attitude!" said Matthew "You're right, I do! Let's find Caterpie!".
Just as Matthew said that, Charmander heard a sound in a bush. "It might be in here." Charmander thought. Charmander was mad that Caterpie ditched them, so Charmander charged at the bush and tackled the Caterpie in there.
"Why the heck did you abandon us!" Charmander yelled at Caterpie, shaking it.
"I-I thought you guys were going to hurt me!" Caterpie cried.
"We was going to give you some of his Pokémon food!" Charmander yelled very loudly.
"Did you find Caterpie?" Matthew asked Charmander. Charmander and Caterpie walked out together.
"Do you still want some food?" Charmander asked Caterpie.
"Um, sure." Caterpie said.
Matthew prepared food for Charmander, Caterpie, and himself.
When Caterpie was done with his food, Charmander asked "Did you like his food? I thought it was delicious!"
"Yeah, it was pretty good." said Caterpie
"So Caterpie, do you want to come along with us?" said Charmander
Caterpie started to weigh the pros and cons. "I'll....