Pokémon requested- Mareep!
Night had come and gone once again and today was the day when I headed out on a brand new journey with my new friend, Cubone. I loved everything about the little guy, His cute little skull, how it kept slipping over his eyes as he walked awkwardly, the small dented bone he carried around as a makeshift weapon. Cubone had some serious dedication though to his get up. . . The first time I met Cubone I put my hands on his “Skull” and within moments I was on my back avoiding a bite from the little guy. Cubone and myself have had a tough time starting out.
After receiving him, I returned home to find a letter from my mum saying she had to run to the mart and left some freshly baked cookies in the oven. I for one was overjoyed, Cookies were a perfect refreshment after the uncertain start between me and Cubone and I thought what better way to make Cubone feel welcome than sharing some wonderful food with him. But I couldn’t have been more wrong!
I took the tray from the oven and placed it in front of Cubone who eyed the cookies suspiciously. “Cook-ees!” I explained to Cubone, “Very hot!” I nodded and pointed at the tray. Cubone nodded in unison and I returned to the oven to close the oven door.
Within moments I heard a yelp and Cubone was lying across the counter clutching his paw, teary eyed. His bone spun across the floor and landed under the sofa at the other end of the room. “Run your paw under cold water!” I yelped as Cubone growled, smacking the cookies of the counter, which fell all over the floor. But he ignored me and ran to find his bone, his butt stuck in the air as he rummaged underneath the sofa trying to reach his bone. I chuckled as I heard my mother come in the front door and the let out a scream when she saw the Cubone, butt in the air, at her sofa and cookies all over the floor. “Meet Cubone, mum!” I smiled as Cubone yelped along with my mother.
“How about Cube?” I asked Cubone, considering giving my new partner a nickname, but fell short of impressing Cubone. The two of us walked along the outskirts of route nineteen. It had been two days since we left home and Cubone was still studying his paw. “Bonno?” I asked, suggesting another nickname, But again made no impression on him. Cubone stomped ahead as he became fed up with my stray thoughts.
“You sure do have a big temper Cube!” I sniggered, but stopped almost as quick as I began when he turned and hurled his bone towards my own skull. It shot over my head with ferocious speed and into as nearby tree, much to the frustration of Cubone.
I watched the defenceless skull wearing Pokémon dart towards the tree to reclaim his weapon and couldn’t help but muster a slight chuckle.
“You know Cubone, We’ve got along way to go before were ready to take part in any battles but I think we’ll get there soon en-...” As I spoke to my companion, I turned to discover he had disappeared.
“Cubone!” I called out worriedly, frantically searching around in circles.
“Cubone!?” I repeated. There was no answer and he was no where to be seen.
I raced over towards the tree where he last stood and caught a glimpse of him in the distance beside a bush with a bird like Pokémon standing atop his skull. It was a navy bodied bird which was no bigger than Cubone, it was a Taillow!
“Hey! You! Leave my Cubone alone!” I yelped running to the aid of the boneless Cubone. As I neared the duo, I was pushed back by a sharp peck delivered by Taillow. I fell on my back but quickly recovered and returned to help my friend, I found Cubone’s weapon a short few steps away and picked it up, using it to scare the Taillow away. It flew off with wild yelps and screeches.
Cubone gave me a look of gratitude and took his bone back from me. We both laughed, but was cut short by a sharp noise from a bush to our left, which Cubone immediately reacted to by throwing his bone towards. There was a loud thud and then silence followed. “Yes! We got that Taillow good!” I cheered, but suddenly electrical bolts emitted from behind the bush which struck Cubone harshly. I looked upon my Pokémon with a smile as he shook it off. “Cubone use Bonemerang!” Cubone obeyed and tossed his bone into the bush once again and this time a woolly yellow Pokémon appeared. A Mareep!
“Oh wow!” I exclaimed surprised, but returned to the battle as Cubone called upon me for his next move. “Use Headbutt Cubone!” He did and it was a successful attack. I cheered once again but was dismayed to find Cubone struggling to move again. He had been paralysed! The Mareep began to charge for Cubone with full speed, “Raise the edge of your bone and strike outwards Cubone!” with perfect timing, Cubone did so and Mareep came into full contact with the edge of the bone! Sending it sliding across the dirt and grass. The Mareep struggled to get up but failed and I cheered once more and raced to help my Cubone, “BoneEdge! Cubone the BoneEdge!” I laughed deciding on a nickname, Cubone nodded in agreement and then closed his eyes and winced suffering from paralysis. I turned to Mareep and threw one pokeball at the it… It shook Once, Cubone watched upon the attempt…Twice, I crossed my finger and bit my lip…Three times… Suddenly, light poured from the pokèball and the injured Mareep escaped. Cubone winced in pain and I knew he could no longer battle. I opened my backpack and let Cubone sit in its warm coating while I made my way closer to Mareep. It sent shocks flying towards me and I dodged them with elegance. Cubone let out a cry as I edged towards the Mareep who backed slowly away, challenging me. I ignored cubone’s cry, but he pushed his bone into the back of my head. “What Is it BoneEdge?” I questioned, taking the bone from him and holding it in my hand. Mareep sent out several more electrical shots which were conducted by the bone Cubone had presented to me. “Brilliant BoneEdge! Now his electrical attacks can’t hurt me! When your ready to go let me know!” I told the injured Cubone. Mareep looked away into the distance and turned and began to run away, Cubone let out a yelp as I began to chase it down.
Cubone held onto the back of my hair as he slipped and slid out of the backpack, letting out unusual cries and screams. Mareep didn’t seem to know where it was going because it kept running into dead ends and being near cornered by me and Cubone.
Finally after minutes of chasing, Cubone leaped over my shoulder, artfully grabbing his bone and releasing it from his grasp in one swift movement. The bone shot under Mareep’s legs and once again caused the woolly Pokémon to fall on its face.
“Go! Pokeball!” I bellowed with determination. Cubone looked upon this capture eagerly. One shake… Two shakes…Three shakes… Success! The Pokèball became steady which brought a wave of relief over me.
Cubone raced over to the ball and nudged it towards me with his bone.
I picked the sphere up and announced to the world, "I caught a Mareep!"