It was three days before William was allowed to start his Pokemon adventure, so he decided to go fishing in his small town's quaint pond one last time before leaving.
Will had been born and raised in the Nova region. In Nova, a child didn't get there first Pokemon until they were 17 years old. The reasoning behind this is that children just aren't responsible. In regions like Kanto and Johto Team Rocket runs a muck trying to recruit the young children to join there gang. Other regions have groups like this too, but Nova didn't. Many think the reason for this is that children are easily swayed and the older someone starts his journey, the less likely they are to be swept up in trouble.
After only eight minutes of walking Will arrived at the pond. He could see Poliwags and Goldeens, though they were too powerful for him to even think about taking on. He kept walking to the smallest part of the pond. It was only twelve feet deep, but it was home to many Magikarp. You wouldn't be able to see the bottom of the pond, but the water was just clear enough to see the red blurs swimming by.
Will sat down and started to bait his hook, but then he heard a noise.
"Poochyena!" exclaimed Will's own Poochyena, which he had named Wolfie. Will had been given this Pokemon to him by his father when he was just three years old, thus explaining the nickname. "Yena!" it cried again.
Will turned to look at the subject of all the commotion, and jumped back in surprise. There was a horde of Seviper! The Seviper was obviously looking for trouble, as it was advancing towards Will, with its Scary Face.
"Umm.. Wolfie... can you uh... use 'Growl'?" Will was almost in tears. He had never encountered any hostile Pokemon before, and he didn't want to lose Wolfie to the wild Seviper's poison.
Wolfie obeyed his trainer's command and a low rumble came from the back of its throat. The wild Seviper was a little taken aback from the growl. It was now advancing more cautiously. When it saw that the other Pokemon wasn't going to do anything, it became even more confident than it had been.
The Seviper reared its head back and bared its fangs. It was about to attack Wolfie when, all of the sudden, there was a loud noise to the immediate right of Will.
"Karp, Karp" was all that was heard, and then a large splash. The Seviper turned and slithered away as fast as it could. It was obviously as startled as Will and Wolfie were. As soon as the threat of danger was gone, Will withdrew his Pokemon and started laughing.
"We were just saved by a Magikarp" he thought out loud. "Of all Pokemon in the world, a Magikarp saved us."
As he was laughing he heard the sound again.
"Karp, Karp. Magikarp."
Will looked at the fish Pokemon on the edge of the pond. Some of its scales were missing.
"It must have hurt them when it jumped out the the water" Will concluded. "And now it can't jump back in."
Will knew this Pokemon was in a lot of pain, and he didn't want to just throw it back in the water. He thought a little more.
"I have a potion at home. That would fix it right up." He looked at the Magikarp again, and then down into his bag. He took out a PokeBall and hit the button in the middle of the metal device. The PokeBall grew to about four times its size. Will tapped the PokeBall to the Magikarp and it started shaking.
"I wonder if I caught it" Will thought.
And a fourth shake...
Pokemon Being Captured: Magikarp (Easiest)
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