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(A frightened Hoothoot is seen jumping across trees branches almost out of breath. Suddenly, it becomes entangled in a large web surrounded by large spider Pokemon who begin to move closer)
(EARLIER THAT NIGHT...)
(As night falls over the Johto region, the moon begins to glow as that is a sign for noctournal Pokemon and bug Pokemon alike to come out from their long sleep)
(A young Trainer with shaggy black hair and brown eyes is seen walking in the forest with his Chikorita by his side. Both seem weary about their surroundings, looking around each tree unaware of what lies infront of them)
Trainer: "I don't know about this Chikorita. This place seems a little creepy. Maybe we should head towards the Pokemon center back in town."
Chikorita: "Chi! Chika Chik!"
Trainer: "I guess you're right...Lets keep going."
(The boy and his Chikorita have walked through this forest before, but not this late at night. They continue walking deeper into the silent woods as the sound of owls and bugs are heard around them in the dark shadow covered brush)
Trainer: "Hey Chikorita? Maybe we should stop for the night. We can get up early tomorrow and walk then."
(Chikorita continues walking but stops quickly to look towards a mysterious movement near them)
Trainer: "Whats wrong Chikorita?"
(A rustling sound is heard from behind a group of bushes near the trainer. His Chikorita begins to growl as the rustling becomes louder)
Trainer: "I wonder whats back there...Chikorita use Razor Leaf!"
(Chikorita jumps up and twirls the leaf on its head around to produce another leaf flying towards the shrubbery. It hits and out jumps a startled owl)
???: "Hoo! Hoothoot! Hoo!"
Trainer: "Whoa! What kind of Pokemon is that?"
(The trainer holds up his Johto pokedex, a device used to record Pokemon data, it begins to describe the small owl)
HOOTHOOT, The Owl Pokemon
Always standing on one foot, Hoothoot can keep track of time by tilting its head in sync.
Trainer: "Wow! Chikorita, I think we need to catch this guy!"
(Hoothoot stops and glares at the trainer before turning away and hopping away from the trainer on the tree branches above)
Trainer: "Oh no! Lets go get him Chikorita!"
(Hoothoot continues to bound across the branches, almost out of breath. Suddenly, it becomes entangled in a large web, it looks around to see itself surrounded by a group of Spinarak and a larger Ariados. Hoothoot begins struggling, crying for help but it can't hoo loud enough)
(The Trainer and his Chikorita walk through the large forest in search of the runaway Hoothoot. But no luck)
Trainer: "We'll never find it now..."
(The Trainer sighs and then looks at his loyal Pokemon)
Trainer: "Hey. Lets not give up yet. We still have all night to find it and catch it."
Chikorita: "Chi chi!"
(Across the forest, Hoothoot is still helpless, struggling in the web unable to call for any help)
(The Trainer and Chikorita walk into a larger area of the forest, with large silk-like webs covering the trees above them, small bug Pokemon are seen in the webs either still struggling or to tired to go on)
Trainer: "Whoa...I wonder what kind of Pokemon did this. You think Hoothoot went this way Chikorita?"
(Chikorita sniffs the air and begins looking around the dark forest)
(Chikorita nods its head quickly and begins running with its Trainer deeper into the web covered area, not knowing what lies ahead of them)
(Hoothoot is seen to be close to fainting, the Ariados and Spinarak move closer towards him as it struggles to breath what could be its last breath)
(The Trainer and Chikorita run up to see the tired Hoothoot entangled in the web surrounded by the large Spider Pokemon, ready to dine on their latest catch)
Trainer: "Hey! Let Hoothoot go or else!"
(Ariados looks angry as it spits a large purple Sludge Bomb at the Trainer and a group of Spinarak crawl towards Chikorita)
Trainer: "Chikorita! Use Razor Leaf to break that web and get Hoothoot down!
(Chikorita begins hurling leaf after leaf at the web until it breaks and Hoothoot falls to the ground)
(The trainer runs up and picks Hoothoot up before Ariados is able to propel down from a web to grab it)
Trainer: "Come on Chikorita! Lets get out of here!"
(The Trainer and His Chikorita run away carrying the tired Hoothoot in his arms away from the hungry bug Pokemon)
(After afew minutes of running from the large arachnids, the group stops in a large field to relax after their chase. Hoothoot gains consciousness and begins to feel much better)
Trainer: "Good to see your doing better Hoothoot. Will you be ok?"
(Hoothoot jumps out of the boys arms and hops across to the other side of the field and stops to glare at the Trainer)
Trainer: "Huh? ...Are you saying you want to battle"
Trainer: "Ok then. You up for it Chikorita?"
(Chikorita nods and walks into the field)
Trainer: "Lets do this then! Chikorita use Tackle!"
(Chikorita begins by running at Hoothoot)
(Hoothoot gets a glint in its eye as it holds its wings back and begins to thrust its wings around to create a gust of wind from behind it)
Trainer: "Whoa! Look at for his Gust Chikorita! Hit him with Poison Powder!"
(Chikorita begins throwing out a purple toxic powder at Hoothoot which hits and Hoothoot begins to feel sick, now under the effects of Poison)
Trainer: "Good! Now lets hit him with Razor Leaf!"
(Chikorita throws out more sharp leaves at Hoothoot but it dodges them and kicks up a large cloud of sand into the air around Chikorita and itself)
Trainer: "Watch out Chikorita! You won't be able to see Hoothoot for a minute! Start using vine whip to feel around you!"
(Chikorita listens to its trainer as it extends its long green vines across the sand filled area to look for its opponent)
(After a moment of silence, Hoothoot jumps onto Chikorita from behind it and begins pecking until Chikorita falls to the ground, almost knocked out)
Trainer: "Chikorita no! You can do it! Your both weak!"
(Chikorita looks up to see a weak stumbling Hoothoot, still suffering from the effects of Poison)
(Chikorita stands up and both pokemon begin to stare each other down, struggling to stand up)
Trainer: "You think we should go for it Chikorita?"
Trainer: "You said it!"
(The trainer holds up a Pokeball, a device used to capture Pokemon and call them into battle)
Trainer: "Go Pokeball!!!"
(As the moon shines across the lush dark forest, the battle has subsided and the trainer continues his trek out of the forest to reach his destination)
Trainer: "We made it! Cherrygrove City! Now its time to find the Pokemon Center for a well deserved rest."
(The boy walks through the entrance of the city as the warm sun rises over the Johto region, calling all noctournal Pokemon back to sleep)