In the Kanto region, Lance and the rest of his Elite Four have recently forged an uneasy peace. Over a decade of bloody civil war has come to an end; the Dragon Master has won. Claiming to bring peace and stability, his Gym Leaders assert their dominion over the cities of Kanto.
For the people, it is merely business as usual. Every Elite Four is the same; only the names and faces change. Gym Leaders offer a bit more variety--some even abstain from violence once their rule is secure--but even then, they are much the same. It is a never-ending cycle: a new generation of Trainers will rise, earn prestige before the League by defeating Gym Leaders, and accept a place of honor serving the Elite Four. Eventually, some young, ambitious upstart will rally supporters and overthrowing the reigning Four. The people change, but the system is eternal.
But Lance has made a critical flaw: his uprising won only after a long, grueling war of attrition. In the meanwhile, an entire generation of new Trainers has been born and raised in the absence of a powerful and decisive League. And he has overlooked an old, forgotten Champion-in-exile…
Isolated and tiny, Pallet Town has never been important in the eyes of the League. There, one Samuel Oak, the so-called ‘Pokemon Professor,’ has carefully nurtured the seeds of rebellion. Professor Oak casts his net wide, calling allies from all over the world--allies who have, just like him, grown disillusioned and tired of the endless, destructive cycle. Joined under the banner of the Dawn, resistances have been cautiously forming in every region in the world.
Professor Oak, as is the custom, prepares the current crop of Trainers for the League. But where he would have simply handed them their Pokemon and sent them to their eventual deaths, he now prepares them for the coming storm: revolution. The rebellion will make its first stand in Kanto. And you will decide its fate.