An idea for a fic here, in dire need of attention and responses from other writers.
Most of us avid Pokefans have caught many a monster on our games, as was the intial purpose of the games, to catch them all.
Yet, as I whittle away yet more game time trying to complete the National Dex this morning, I found that most elusive inspiration that had avoided me for some time!
After finishing a rather uninteresting encounter with a Maractus, (which I subsequently caught!) I realised just how easy catching these "monsters" is!
Sure, we have exceptions! I won't go into detail at the language that escaped my mouth whilst bombarding Mewtwo with Ultraball after Ultraball...
Because we all know this forum isn't ideal for such obscenities ;)
But on a whole I can say that Pokemon, Pocket Monsters, should be more of a challenge to catch!
So, here is my idea, finally.
Think back to the days before the idea of the Pokedex could even be dreamed. Humans lived in relative harmony with the Pokemon they owned, but knew little about said Pokemon and even less about the wilder species which they had yet to tame.
The inventive use of the Apricorn to create holding devices for Pokemon is still new and not widely welcomed by those less loving of the monsters that also inhabit their world!
Amidst these people however, stands one man who’s only desire is to learn of the monsters. Coming from a family draped in the research of monsters, this youth spots his chance to greatly enhance the world’s understanding on Pokemon! Now that capture of said monsters is possible, researchers like himself and his father can spend hours at a time taking notes on them! Oh the joy!
Capturing a monster in a ball the size of a baseball, isn’t going to be easy!
Imagine a raging Ursaring mother, irritable enough with a young Teddiursa to feed and protect, being pelted by multi-coloured fruit thrown by rather mad although kind intentioned young men.
The end result will not be pretty.
Sa a sort of Monster hunter journey fic mixed in with research notes being taken and... well yeah... that’s all I currently have!