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Cherrygrove City, Johto
A brown haired girl wearing a red bandanna walked up to the counter in the Cherrygrove Pokémon Center.
“Excuse me,” she asked Nurse Joy, “do you know where the contest hall is?”
“Yes,” replied Nurse Joy, “it’s north of here. They only put it up a few days ago, I believe.”
The coordinator known as May thanked Nurse Joy and walked out of the Pokémon Center. After walking for a few minutes, she arrived in front of the contest
hall. The building was built of flimsy looking wood and painted red. May pushed open the door and walked inside.
“Excuse me; I was wondering if I could enter the contest?” May asked the woman behind the counter, who had long golden hair.
“Of course!” the woman replied. “Would you like to leave the Pokémon you aren’t using here to rest?” May agreed, and handed five Pokeballs to the attendant.
“The contest is about to begin. The coordinator’s room is over there,” the attendant added, pointing to a room on the left. May opened the door and walked
May stood on the stage with the other coordinators, waiting for the judge, a man with green hair, and the MC to say a few words. The MC, whom May
recognized as the attendant, started to speak.
“Now I’d like to thank the coordinators today for…giving me your Pokémon!” The judge and MC pulled off their disguises, revealing black uniforms with red
letter R’s on the front. May recognized them instantly as Cassidy and Butch. Butch grabbed a sack filled with the coordinators’ Pokémon, and the thieves fled
out the door.
“Hey! Give me back my Pokémon!” May exclaimed. She immediately started to chase after Team Rocket.
“I choose you, Flareon!” May said, throwing her one remaining Pokeball. A red and orange Pokémon emerged. It was similar to Eevee, albeit with more fur on
its body. Flareon looked around and wondered why it wasn’t on stage.
“Flareon, I need you to stop Team Rocket from escaping with those Pokeballs!” May explained to her Pokémon. The coordinator ran outside, followed by
Team Rocket was running toward their helicopter with the stolen Pokémon. May rushed out the door, only to realize she could never catch up to the thieves.
“Flareon, use Shadow Ball on the helicopter!” May ordered. Flareon launched a ball of dark energy at the helicopter. It overtook Team Rocket and made
impact. May covered her ears as the helicopter exploded.
“Ahh! Our helicopter!” exclaimed Cassidy and Butch. The latter dropped the sack that he was holding.
“Looks like we’ll have to make a run for it!” screamed Cassidy.
“Hey! Wait for me!” Butch also began to run, and left the sack behind.
“I don’t think so,” May remarked. “Flareon, Flamethrower!” The Flame Pokémon launched a powerful jet of fire, which made contact with Team Rocket. The
resulting explosion blasted Cassidy and Butch into the sky.
“Team Rocket’s blasting off again!” they screamed before disappearing into the sky.
May reclaimed her Pokeballs from the sack that Butch dropped. “So the Johto contests were just a scam,” she thought to herself, “I heard there
were also contests in the Sinnoh region, where Ash is. Maybe I should head there instead.” Just then, she heard an announcement.
“Final boarding call for 11:05 ferry to Canalave City! All aboard!”
May gasped and ran toward the pier. “One ticket please!” she told the crew member and paid the fare. The crew member nodded and handed her a ticket.
The content coordinator was about to fall asleep when she was jolted awake by an announcement.
“Hello. I am the captain. I would like to remind you that we will arrive in Canalave in early morning. Thank you.”
May yawned, and immediately fell asleep, holding a halved ribbon to her chest.