Hello everyone! Are you an adventurer? Explorer? Or even looking to add a little zest to your life? Well, have I got news for YOU!
There has recently been an island, discovered off the coast of Kanto, with a forest on it! Scientists and professors of every region want to map out and get a database off all th Pokemon there. Why, there could even be new ones! However, these guys can't make it out there. Their lived are just too busy. And that is why you are seeing this right now!
So, they need a team of explorers to do these jobs for them. Would you like to go down in history as the guy that got on that boat and mapped out the Dark Forest? Well, do ya?! Then show up at Professor Oak's lab in Pallet Town, in the Kanto region, and bring all your strength and skills. If you think you could pass that simple knowledge and physical ability test, then be there tommorrow! Ciao!
Many showed up at the contest, after seeing this commercial on T.V. They all tested, and many failed. Only a handful passed every round of the examination. They were picked out, and given awards and a list of instructions. Every one of them was full of glee. After all, they were all about to go down in the history books.
And they set sail the next day.
The group was by themselves in the small boat, only because one person knew how to drive one. Little did they know, the island was full of horrible secrets.
For starters, the Dark Forest was not a new discovery. It had been found many times, but no one made it out to tell their story. The island was full of demons, demons who inhabited the bodies of Pokemon such as Gastly. They would terrorize those who entered their sanctuary with terrible hallucinations. One account us when a small boy, lost at sea, had entered the forest. He thought he had seen his dead mom. When he found her again, she called the boy, cooing to him, telling him to come join her. The boy was found dead on the shores of Kanto the next day.
The demons messed with people's heads, driving them insane. The people would commit suicide or be killed, only for the demons to claim the person's soul as their own. And this is where the group was headed. Their boat wrecks, and the group is soon stuck on the island, isolated for at least three months.