Joined: Tue Oct 29, 2013 11:13 pm
By: Electric Plasma
Once my best friend convinced me, I decided to get a Pokemon game. I had never had one before, and the series was quite far along, so I couldn't get any of the older ones at any old store, unless I bought it somewhere online. I set my mind on Pokemon White. There was Pokemon White and Black 2, but it just didn't seem as appealing.
I had used to be really into Pokemon. I had amassed a collection of over 500 cards over the years, and used to watch the anime, too. My favorite Pokemon used to be Electrobuzz, which then grew to be Electivire. Electric always had been my favourite type.
Since I had watched a few sparce videos about Pokemon, I had known the basic idea. Three starters. One fire type, one water, one grass. After getting the game, I started it up, watching the title screen flash by. Then came the moment every trainer cherished- My very first Pokemon. Tepig. Oshawott. Snivy.
Tepig and Oshawott looked fine.. but their design didnt really appeal to me. I turned to snivy. The devious glare in his eyes. He radiated a confident attitude. As if he was saying, 'You think youre better than me? Pft." I could tell he was my favourite of the 3. I clicked A excitedly. My rivals picked the remaining two. I looked at Snivy's summary. Nature: Somewhat vain.
Advancing into Route 1, I trudged through the grass. I came upon the normal pokemon of that route. Patrat, which I didnt even bother to catch. Purrlion, who looked ok, but proved to not be very useful to me. Then Lillipup. Lillipup stayed with me 'til the end. He was very reliable. He even competed for the top spot in my team with Snivy.
I counted down the levels. Then it came. Snivy was evolving. I watched his form flash into Servine. I nearly squealed in excitment. Afterwards, I checked his summary, eager to see his new stats. I looked at the top section of my 3DS screen. Nature: Vain. I had heard about some Pokemon's nature changing with their levels, so I considered this normal. Lillipup soon evolved into Herdier, surpassing my Snivy in health and attack. They were both neck and neck.
Snivy proved to be useless on the first two gyms. I had obtained a Whirlipede, which I had evolved from a Venipede. Whirlipede and Herdier proved to be of much help. I advanced through each gym. When I came to Nimbasa Town, Servine regained my respect. Servine, Herdier, and Whirlipede. My 3 main men.
Soon, after much hard work, they all evolved. Serperior. Stoutland. Scolipede. I checked each of their new stats. I paused at Serperior, looking at his summary.
"What?" I said, a bit baffled.
"Never seen that before.. heh. Maybe I have something special?" I shrugged, talking to myself.
"Besides, I wont let one thing ruin hours of hard work! I don't like to replay things anyway..."
And then it came to the end. Close to it, at least. I had amassed a reliable team. I now had 3 favourites at hand. Serperior, Stoutland, and Kangaskhan. "Good work, guys." I mumbled to myself, heading off to the nearest Pokemon center. "Now, lets get you healed up..." After they healed, I prepared for the Elite 4, getting many hyper potions and revives. I'd need them, if they amounted to what everyone said they were. I stopped on Route 9, saved, and turned my game off. I headed to bed.
I was at Route 9, exactly where I saved. I was my Pokemon character. Serperior stood, proudly, infront of me. "Master." He said with a slightly off, daunting voice.
"S-serperior?" I said, staring in awe.
"Where are the others? Stoutland? Kangaskhan?"He twitched as I said Stoutland's name first.
"Oh, I dont know.." He slunk forward.
"I think they had wandered off, no longer wanting their master. But I stayed loyal, yes. Very much so. Serperior truly loves you." I questioned this for a moment. Pokemon can talk in full sentences? ... Stoutland and Kangaskhan, running off? Whatever. This is cool.
As Serperior slowly advanced, I stepped back. He suddenly lunged forward and wrapped his serpentine body around me.
"Serperior loves you. Serperior always comes first. No other can compare. Not Stoutland. Not Kangaskhan."
He hacked, and spat out a tuft of dark fur and a brown scale. He quickly brushed it aside with his tail, trying to hide it. My mind clicked.
"S-s-serperior... You didn't.." He snickered. He inched his snout closer.
"Master wont leave Serperior. Master will always pick Serperior first.. always be with me."
He opened his mouth, revealing sharp snake-like fangs. Just as I was about to be biten by him, and probably devoured, (Maybe what he considered to be 'love',) something jumped out of the grass. The thing smacked Serperior in the head with a bone used as a club.
Traumatized, I scrambled away, curling in a ball. The Cubone came to my side, hugging my leg, as if it knew me..
"Kan..gaskhan.." It mumbled to me.
"You treated.. Kangaskhan.. well. You loved Kangaskhan."
I cried, completely confused and hurt that my very first Pokemon would do this. I hugged the Cubone.
I sobbed quietly.
My dream changed scenes. I was still in the Pokemon world. It was a grassy field, and many Pokemon calls could be heard in the distance. A Marowak stood proudly at my side. It had a faint smile, though had a sad look in his eyes. I had missed my Stoutland and Kangaskhan terribly, but now, apparently, had a new team to back me up. I took out my Pokedex, scrolling through the entries. I reached Marowak and paused.
Driven to near insanity by loss of its mother, he wears her skull. He will forever stay loyal to his trainer.