"It's the land," he said excitedly. "I've found it!"
He rowed his small boat faster, eager to reach the land of legend that everyone spoke of. Legend told of a distant place that no one had reached. I had all many names ranging from "The Land of Immortality" to "The Fountain of Youth". But one thing was certain; you can never die there.
The explorer jumped out of his boat to the water, he was mere meters away, but his eagerness caused him to forget that the boat was on moving waters, and it slowly sailed away as he swam towards the shore, carrying along with it all of his food.
His realisation came too late, there was no way he could swim to it now; it was swept by the current. But that didn't matter; he had to find the fountain of youth.
The land proved useful. It was filled with berries and fruits from Tropius, although no humans or Pokémon could be seen. There were no houses either. He traveled across the small island multiple times, searching for the youth he long has desired.
Each time he stepped on the sand, his foot dug deeper in. And after days of pacing around, it hit a treasure chest. This must be it. He opened it to only be met with a sequence of Unown, which he had trouble reading. He had left home at such an early age that he didn't finish his education, and knowing about these would have been helpful.
After hours of deciphering, he got one message: "DIG DEEPER".
And he did.
He threw away the chest and the piece of paper, and began digging. The sand was soft to his hand, but it eventually became tiring. A well was soon uncovered, imprinted with Unown figures from the inside, with a ladder leading down.
He climbed it all the way down. The journey took almost an hour, but his foot finally connected with the ground. Strangely, the room was well-lit, but the mystical light came from a single Gracidea Flower in the center of a shallow pool. A Seviper wrapped itself around it.
The explorer approached slowly, but the Seviper was keen and evil. She jumped forward and dug her fangs into his foot. He fell to the ground and howled in pain; death was inevitable. The poison made him weaker, but he had to reach the flower; it could save his life. The Seviper noticed it and smiled, then she jumped forward one more time.
Her victim was the flower. She opened her mouth and swallowed it whole. The light in the room went out. The explorer reached his hand and grabbed the snake in a desperate attempt to pull the flower out of it's mouth, but all he could feel was skin that has been shed.
At this point he knew that the Seviper had gained immortality, and will shed it's skin whenever it was about to die. He regretted wasting his life chasing something so material, and died alone in the darkness of the well.