The fanfic revolves around a farmgirl who deep down longs to set forth into the greater world beyond. Her opportunity comes when her family falls upon hard times and decide to send one of their own out on a Pokémon Journey to bring fame and fortune to their farm, only to see them dashed when her big brother is given the task instead. Angered, she challenges her brother to a battle for the right to go instead, yet is only able to win thanks to the intervention of a mysterious Pokémon she met earlier that day.
Her parents grudgingly let her go on the Journey, assuming the strange and powerful Pokémon must be hers (though being mighty suspicious of it), but once our heroine leaves the farmstead she can't find it anywhere in sight, meaning she'll have to continue her journey without the very 'mon that enabled her to go on it in the first place, and without her family figuring this out.
Matters are only made worse when she gains a haughty southern belle rival who's been raised from birth to be the best there is at Pokémon, and gets on the wrong side of a group of nine shadowy figures calling themselves 'Sidewinder Masque'.
As you can see I'm still sorting a few things out, such as my main character's name, her starter (maybe something farm-y like Growlithe or Whimsicott, or my own fakemon based on Jeanne d'Arc), but I was also wondering about including any characters from canon, though strictly gameverse:
My main thought was Shauntal, as the Desou region's relatively close to Unova and the high number of Ghost-types could make the region appealing to her. Phoebe too for similar reasons, though I could also see her attending or even participating in the Notcheight Mardi Gras counterpart. Maybe I could also have Lt. Surge showing up at our Fort Jackson counterpart.