Intended Capture: Magikarp
Required Length: 3k Minimum (Easiest Rank)
Actual Length: 3,544
This is my 3rd Story!
"Hey, Derek! Good luck fishing today!" my best friend, Craig, shouted to me from the shore.
"Thanks, man!" I shouted back to him.
I was currently in my dad's row boat in the middle of Lake Superior, which is known for its great variety of awesome Water-type Pokemon. It was a beautiful day for fishing as the sun was shining and the Pidgey were chirping. My Super Rod had its baited hook dangled beneath the water's surface, which was at an ideal temperature for swimming Pokemon. I have never caught a Pokemon while fishing to this very day, so I was hoping that the nice weather would lend me a hand this afternoon. There was a crisp breeze that whistled by my face every now and then, which brought with it the sweet smell of the flowers near the shore.
All of a sudden the bobber on my fishing line sunk below the surface and my Super Rod started to move towards the edge of the boat.
I quickly grabbed my $40 fishing rod and started to reel in whatever it was that had bit on the hook.
"Probably just another chunk of algae that my hook got stuck on," I thought.
The reel started to get hard to turn, but I eventually managed to reel my line in enough to yank the hooked Pokemon out from underneath the water.
There was a splash, followed by a shaking of the boat as the Pokemon plopped down inside it.
The Magikarp started to flop around as it was out of the water, its red scales glistening in the sunlight.
I sighed as I had hoped my first Pokemon to be obtained by fishing would be ANYTHING stronger than a Magikarp.
"Oh well, I might as well make the most of my 'success' , " I thought to myself.
I moved closer to the Magikarp and unhooked its mouth in a careful manner so as not to hurt it.
"Magikarp!" exclaimed the Pokemon as it was now free of the hook.
"Now, I hope you're ready Magikarp, because I'm going to try to catch you."
Magikarp started flopping around in an excited way.
"Go, Shroomish!" I yelled as I threw its Pokeball into the air.
Shroomish appeared in a flash of light from the Pokeball.
"Now Shroomish, use your Tackle attack on Magikarp!"
Shroomish lunged at Magikarp and hit it dead on, slamming it into the side of the boat, thus causing the boat to shake. Magikarp responded by using its own Tackle attack on Shroomish, however it didn't seem to do very much.
"Now Shroomish, use Giga Drain!" I directed.
Upon the direction, Shroomish began to send out green colored energy that started to engulf Magikarp and transfer its energy to Shroomish.
Then, right when I thought I had won, Magikarp flung itself at Shroomish and started shaking around with its Flail attack. Because of how sapped of power Magikarp was, its Flail was actually powered up instead of being fairly harmless.
"Shroomish, are you alright?" I asked my shaken Pokemon.
Shroomish grunted and then turned to look at me so I would know it was okay to continue battling.
All of a sudden Magikarp started to "attack" again, but thankfully it only used Splash, a.k.a "Epic Fail."
"Okay Shroomish, wrap this up with your best Headbutt!"
Shroomish launched itself head-first at Magikarp and in turn knocked it out, making it unable to continue battling.
I pulled a Pokeball off my belt and flung it at Magikarp. The Pokeball opened up to suck Magikarp in and then closed before falling to the floor of the boat. When the Pokeball then started to shake back and forth my heart started to race as I waited to see if my attempt to capture my first fished-up Pokemon would be successful.