It all started as I sat by a creek in Pallet Town. Squirtle was being rather timid as it sat next to me. I pulled out my mom's gift, an Old Rod, and I fished in the water. Meanwhile, Squirtle played in Route 1. As I fished, I saw a golden glow in the water. I pulled my rod up, and I saw it- a Magikarp. But it looked different. Wait- A SHINY magikarp?! I yelled perilously as Squirtle rushed to my aid. He utilized BubbleBeam under my wish, and the Magikarp splashed like a fool. I saw perfectly over it that it had 1 HP left. I threw a PokeBall at the thing, and as the ball shook, I saw the ball darken. That meant I had caught that odd Magikarp. I then ran to Viridian's Pokemon Center. I wondered why every trainer by me was bowing to me.... Probably because of that foolish Magikarp. And I nicknamed it Bowdowner.