In the furthest corner of the Kanto region lies a small city, nestling itself on the foothills of Mt Moon. Here is where our story begins, with a young naive teenager who is ready to become the next Pokemon Master, however unaware of his true purpose in life. This is the story of Seth Kramer, the boy who saved the world.
Chapter 1: The Beginning Of Something Grand
The light slipped through the small gap between the blinds and illuminated the small cosy room. The room was filled with posters of Pokemon and small Pokemon dolls, stacked on the shelves. Centred in the middle of the room was a young teenager, sprawled across a king-size bed, snoring peacefully away. Then all of a sudden, a loud ringing sound appeared from his bed side table. The small Pidgey alarm started to vibrate and produce a loud irritable purring sound. Suddenly, almost like life returned to the boy’s body, the young teenager bolted out his right arm and slammed it on the alarm. The Pidgey sound slowly faded away.
“Seth, Seth, today is the big day,” A female voice said from the bottom of the stairs.
The young teenager moaned and glanced across to a calendar, pinned to the wall. The calendar was marked with a red pen, crossing out previous days and highlighting a certain day, 25th February. Seth slowly rolled over and looked at his Pidgey alarm clock. In the top right hand corner, the small digitalized digits read: 25/2/11. Seth bolted out of his bed and downstairs. Seth had been waiting for this day since he was a little boy, the day he would start his quest to be the greatest Pokemon Trainer. Seth was so excited about this day that last night he fell asleep with his clothes on, so he won’t be late to receive his Pokemon. Seth raced down the stairs, wearing a thin blue jacket and a white top underneath. He wore faded jeans that hung over some designer blue sneakers; give to him as a birthday present.
“Alright, bye Mum, I am off on my adventure,” Seth said as he ran past his Mum, placing a soft kiss on her check. A small tear-drop fell from her eye, before being quickly wiped off. Seth walked towards the wooden framed door and signalled to his mother before grabbing his grey rucksack and heading off down the road. His Mum stood on the porch of the house and watched as her son headed off down the road.
Seth hurried down the road, fixed on one goal, to receive his starter Pokemon from the local gym. He raced past his old school, containing many good memories and also some bad memories, for example it was in this school which Seth decided that he wanted to be an explorer. However after learning about the death of Red, the Kanto Pokemon Champion, he strived to become the next Pokemon Champion. Then in the distance, a large oval dome appeared across the horizon. As Seth got closer, the large oval dome became clear; it was the cities gym, Pewter Gym. It was accustomed that all new trainers must either seek out a Pokemon Professor or a Gym Leader to receive their starter Pokemon, and because Pewter’s Gym Leader was Brock, a master of the rock Pokemon, trainers would receive a rock starter Pokemon. Seth had only heard rumours of which Pokemon trainers are offered, some people were give a Ryhorn or an Onix, whereas others were given a Geodude or a Shuckle. I wonder what Pokemon I will be given as my starter,
After minutes of travelling, Seth was in front of two huge brown doors, leading to the gym. Seth knocked three times and pushed the doors open. When Seth opened the doors, he saw hundreds of Rock Pokemon in the arena, what looked like rebuilding the terrain. A pair of Geodude rolled a large artificial rock into place and am Onix nodded, indicating it was in the right position. Seth walked around the room, examining what each Pokemon was doing, when a young blonde lady confronted him. “Are you here for your starter Pokemon,” she said as she flicked her hair around her shoulders. She was beautiful, almost like an angel had fallen from the sky. Her pale skin complexion shinned and her dark brunette hair sparkled. Seth was speechless and started to mumble some words of agreement. The lady smiled and led Seth towards a small room, to the side of the main arena. Seth fixed his eyes to her, admiring her body and beauty she possessed. Seth wasn’t the ladies man, he had never had a girlfriend and whenever he was around someone beautiful, he would freeze and mumble some words. She closed the door behind Seth and said, “Brock will be with you shortly, this is the Pewter Lab. Here you will be given a Pokemon and a Pokedex to start you on your journey.” As soon as she said this, a medium height man walked into the room. He had dark fluffy hair and brown skin complexion. He wore an orange V-neck shirt and some brown working trousers. He held a cigarette in his hand and sat in the chair in the corner of the room.
“Ok so blah blah blah, you want a Pokemon I guess?” Brock said, taking a puff from his cigarette.
“Umm, yes, so I can start my journey to become the next Pokemon Champion,” Seth said boldly.
Brock chuckled and rested his cigarette on the table in front of him and said, “I was one of Red’s best friends, we have been through a lot. I saw a Champion within him; I unfortunately can’t say the same about you. Here take this Pokemon; I caught him while I was on holiday in the Unova Region, horrible place, and full of new Pokemon. I swear I saw an Ice Cream Pokemon and I wasn’t even high at the time.”
Seth caught the Pokeball and pressed the small button on the front, releasing the Pokemon from inside. A white flash appeared and soon faded, leaving a small rock Pokemon standing in the middle of the room. Seth stared at the Pokemon and asked Brock, “Umm what Pokemon is this?”
“Roggenrola, some common Pokemon in Unova. Here scan it with this Pokedex, see what it says,” Brock said as he tossed the Pokedex towards Seth. Seth caught the Pokedex and pointed it towards Roggenrola. A digitalized voice bellowed out loud, “Roggenrola, the Mantle Pokémon. Roggenrola's body contains an energy core which is hard as steel from being compressed underground.” Seth bent down to the same level as Roggenrola and picked it up. Seth looked into the core of his body and said to Roggenrola, “I think I will call you Brick, you remind me of a movie character, but I can’t remember which one.”
“Ok, you greeted your Pokemon, now time to leave my gym; I have to deal with 30 more annoying kids who all have the same goal. I swear if I get 100 Pokedollars for every time I hear that a kid wants to be the next Pokemon Champion, I would be a millionaire. Head towards Pallet Town if you want some guidance, however be warned, Professor Oak has recently started going crazy. They think it’s the result of millions of kids asking for the same three Pokemon, over and over again.” Brock chuckled and picked up his cigarette and placing it in his mouth.
Seth thanked Brock; however Brock didn’t take much notice of it. Brock has had a high reputation for being a laid back, uncaring and mean person, however many children still look up to him as a idol, after he managed to defend his gym for 10 matches in a row and become one the most powerful Gym Leaders in Kanto and Johto combined.
Seth exited the gym and started to walk south, towards the Virdian Forest. Seth had never thought of travelling through Viridian Forest, however with Roggenrola by his side, Seth was confident about anything that came his way. Within minutes, Seth was outside the entrance to Viridian Forest, there was a huge building in front, a sort of protection from invading bugs or man eating flies. Seth entered the building, with Roggenrola sitting on his shoulder, and picked up a small map of Viridian Forest. He followed his finger around the suggested route, over and over again, making sure he wasn’t going to get lost. After memorizing the route, Seth and Roggenrola made the plunge and entered the Viridian Forest.
Chapter 2: The Bug Tailor
The whole atmosphere was different inside the forest. It was a lot more warmer compared to Pewter City. The noise intensified and now you can hear the small crickets chatting to one and another. Seth looked up at the tall trees; every single tree was coated with different colour leaves, varying from Orange, Yellow, Red and Green. Seth firmly held Roggenrola close to him, scared that a Pokemon would jump out and take Roggenrola away from him. Then all of a sudden, a loud buzzing sound slowly got louder. Seth pivoted around, trying to find the source of the noise, when suddenly a huge Beedrill appeared from one of the tree’s canopies. Beedrill looked directly towards Seth and Roggenrola, eyeing up its prey. The Beedrill outstretched its pincers and dived down towards Seth like a missile falling down on a town. Seth closed his eyes, hoping that it wasn’t going to hurt. However, Seth felt Beedrill bomb past him, and quickly turned around and noticed Beedrill attacking an innocent Sewaddle. Seth watched the innocent Sewaddle back down from the attack and running away from the attacks. Seth dropped his bag and Roggenrola leaped from his shoulders, both of them were on the same wave length. They were going to save Sewaddle.
“Don’t worry, we are going to save you,” shouted Seth, “Roggenrola, use Rock Blast on Beedrill.”
Roggenrola nodded and started to glow in a bright white colour. The small mantle Pokemon started to shake from side to side, almost like it was trying to create something from nothing. Then suddenly, Roggenrola was surrounded by a ring of stones, the sized of tennis balls. Seth dramatically pointed his finger towards Beedrill, signalling Roggenrola to fire off the move. Roggenrola started to shake again, however this time it let out a loud cry, sending the pieces of rock flying through the warm humid weather. The rocks collided with Beedrill, sending the bug crashing into a tree trunk. Beedrill quickly recovered and hovered in the air. It held out its pincers and started to jab the air with them. All of a sudden it became apparent, thousands of small needles started to race through the air, towards Roggenrola. Seth quickly shouted to Roggenrola, “Quick, use Harden,” Roggenrola started to glow, however this time it was in a metallic silver colour, like steel. Roggenrola was now covered by a skin of armour, able to resist any attacks aimed towards Roggenrola. The small mantle Pokemon stood its ground as the pin-needles fell from the sky and slammed into Roggenrola. Roggenrola let out a cry of pain, however it didn’t look harmful. Beedrill came at Roggenrola with a different approach, up and close. Beedrill tightened itself into a torpedo shape and directed itself towards Roggenrola.
“Roggenrola, jump onto my shoulder and leap off using Tackle,” Seth commanded Roggenrola.
Roggenrola quickly obeyed his command and with in seconds, the small rock Pokemon leaped onto the shoulders of Seth and stared at the Beedrill, waiting for it to come closer. As soon as Beedrill was close enough, Roggenrola propelled itself from Seth’s shoulders and collided with the oncoming Beedrill. Both Pokemon crashed and fell to the floor. Seth quickly caught Roggenrola before he landed on the ground. He said to Roggenrola, who was being cradled in his arms, “You did well, thanks.”
Seth returned Roggenrola and turned towards Beedrill. The hornet Pokemon quickly retreated away, afraid of any more conflict between them. Seth walked towards the source of the battle, Sewaddle, and bent down to the same level. The Seawaddle appreciated the work of Seth and Roggenrola, and stroked its head up and down against Seth’s leg. A wondering passer-by noticed this and quickly said to Seth, “It looks like that Sewaddle has taken quiet a fancy to you, to see if it will truly join you, place your forehead against his, if he starts to stroke your head, you’re good to go.”
Seth thanked the passer-by and returned to Sewaddle, and slowly moved his forehead closer to the bug Pokemon. Sewaddle extended his head to meet Seth’s and started to move its head up and down. Seth smiled and stood up, removing a small spare capsule from his pocket and threw the Pokeball against Sewaddle. The ball rotated around, around. Forwards and backwards, until suddenly…