Before we get started with the story, I'd like to give a little introduction about myself. Although this is my first post, I am by no means a newcomer to the world of Pokémon. I've been playing the games since very long ago and always find myself coming back to the series in certain periods. At this point I'm eightteen years old and I have been playing the games since I was six or something. There are always periods of months where I totally forget the existence of the games. After that, I always return and find myself totally addicted again. This is a phase I find myself in now. I've never written a fanfic. I have written some comedic stories in my native language (Dutch) which were very well accepted on a different forum. I consider my English very good, but I'm always trying to improve, so please give me feedback if you'd like. I am a lover of culture and languages and Asian culture is my favorite. I love the whole mysterious feeling about everything and I plan to study for half a year in Japan in 2015.
I've chosen to expand on the canon of the Johto-games. Because the region is based on a certain region of Japan, I've always found myself being the most interested in the mystery this region holds. The story is going to be formed in the same way as the storylines in the games, although there will be focused more on the main character here. After this all, let's proceed with the story.
It's been three years since revolutionary things have happened in the Johto region. A little kid named Ethan from New Bark Town gathered all the badges, defeated Team Rocket on his own and conquered the Indigo League, learning a lot in the process. Legendary Pokémon have returned to the region and since that period, a lot has changed in the region. A lot of new Pokémon have appeared in the region, which made collectors and scientists very enthusiastic. Johto became a very tourist place with people coming here from all different regions. There has been a increase of strong trainers hailing from everywhere. Due to the big interest in the Johto region, the government here decided to create their own Pokémon League.
In the meantime, I've been here for like forever. Let me introduce myself, my name is JayDee. I'm an eightteen year old guy and I haven't done anything interesting in my life at all. I consider myself lucky by following a high level of education, but I'm not really doing anything at all besides that. I watch a lot of tv, I am active on the internet and I knew a lot of people. That being said, I don't have a lot of people who I am really close with, though I consider myself pretty social. I see little kids arriving here in Violet City with Pokémon, training them on a high level and moving on. All those kids have the dream of becoming a Pokémon master and repeating the beautiful things Ethan did. To be honest, I'm getting sick of my current life, so I want to move on with my life. I want to see beautiful places and not only here in the Johto region. The furthest I've ever been is Cherrygrove, only to swim or wait I think Goldenrod to go shopping for clothes and stuff. So I'm wondering, what is my dream? Getting a hot chick, finish my study and earn a lot of money? Well, that's quite the simple life, I want a challenge. I'm moving up, getting out of here.
I've been living on my own for a year at this point, my mother thought it would be a good idea to become independent since I'm studying at Violet University right now. It won't be too hard for me to leave, but the only thing I'm worried about is where I should reside during my travels. I won't worry about that now, but the thing I have to worry about is getting a Pokémon. Trainers are beloved in the Johto region and don't need a lot of money to keep themselves alive with food and sleeping places. So the first thing I'm going to do is approach a little kid and ask them all kinds of stuff. 'Let's do this!' I shouted while my neighbour looks at me through the window. He must've heard all the talking I did with myself. Well, I probably won't see him again for a while now.
I walked outside and saw a little kid with a Zigzagoon. I approached him and had a little conversation with him. He told me that his name was Jeremy and that this was his second day as a trainer. He also told me that Prof. Elm in New Bark Town has a gigantic collection of Pokémon which he hands out for free to beginning trainers. I really don't have any idea how to get there, so I asked Jeremy if he would like to go with me. He needed to get back there anyway, so having a partner to travel a little bit won't be that bad, that's what I thought at least. Jeremy was extremely hyperactive and asked hundreds of questions like: 'What Pokémon are you gonna choose?' 'Who is your favorite Gym Leader?' 'Is it strange that Slowpokes always have the same grin on their face?' 'Have you ever met Ethan?' After a while, I got sick of it: 'Jeremy, shut up for god's sake. I have no answers to all your questions and we probably won't see each other ever again as we seperate our ways in New Bark Town.' I realized that I've gone a bit too far, the guy was very sad after my angry rant where he was very upbeat beforehand. 'Well, Jeremy. I'm going to promise you, when I get my Pokémon I am going to battle you first. You like that don't you?' After this, Jeremy was as energetic again as he was before my rant. This was already the first big lesson of my adventure: don't let your own ego rise above the positive traits of other people.
After a long and uninteresting walk where we really didn't see anything except from some old men playing childish games and a heck a lot of Geodudes doing pushups we finally arrived in New Bark Town. 'Here we are' said Jeremy. 'There is the Lab, this is the busiest place I've ever seen.' He sure was right, I haven't seen a row of people like this since the tickets for the Daft Punk concert in Goldenrod were going into sale. I figured there would be nothing left but waiting. I looked for a good comfortable rock to sit on and found one in a very short time. Jeremy looked at me and said: 'You lazy prick! What are you doing? The Pokéballs won't come to you this way, this is no game of bowling!' This was the thing I hated about myself and a little kid schooled me about this. I'm too lazy. I got up and eventually saw that unlike the incredible amout of people standing here suggested, I could walk into the lab without much of a hassle. I walked straight to the professor and we shook hands. He looked like a very nice person. 'So you came here to get a Pokémon? Where are you from, young man?' he asked me. 'I'm from Violet and yes, I would like to get a Pokémon. I'm tired of my old life and living in the same old city for ages. I want to see the world and meet people.' I responded. 'I like that attitude, I think I have the perfect Pokémon for a guy like you. You sound very smart, I think you got a lot of potential, but you really need to work hard to reach your potential. Let me grab the ball which contains the Pokémon.' Having said this words he went to what must've been a stock room where all the Pokémon were.
After a few minutes of waiting, Elm returned. 'Thank you for your patience, young man. Here is your Pokémon, it's a Riolu. Riolu are very loyal and capable of becoming very strong. I think that a Pokémon like Riolu could keep you motivated for the whole time. Take good care of it, great things could happen when he becomes very happy.' There it is, my own Pokémon. It felt surreal for sure. 'Wait, before you leave. Have a Pokédex, if you see any rare Pokémon, I will receive all data that the Pokédex registrates. See, it's a win-win situation for us both. Good luck with your goal, you're welcome any day of the year.' he concluded. I gave Elm my very sincere thanks and went outside where Jeremy was waiting. 'Ready for the battle dude?' I figured I had no choice and sent out Riolu who I chose to name 'Juninho'. I didn't made my love for foreign names a big a secret at all.
As I did know a lot already about Pokémon, I figured that I had a type advantage. 'Juninho, my man, check him with a little Force Palm.' The thing I disliked about other trainers is how robotic they give orders to their Pokémon. I was always fantasizing about cool sentences like: 'A yo Blastoise, give them a little spray of Hydro Pump.' or 'Houndoom, no one on da corner got swagger like you, show 'em.' Juninho tried to slap Zigzagoon in the face who simply evaded the attack and countered with Headbutt. Jeremy didn't even had to say anything. Juninho was caught completely offguard and got knocked out instantly. 'Wow' I said, 'I don't know what to say, but still I'm saying something.' I've got a lot of training to do. Jeremy seemed very happy and passed me his phone number so I could always fight again with him. I thanked him for his help and he ran back in the direction of Violet City, ready to challenge the gym. I guess that I should move to the newly built Pokémon Center here in New Bark Town and rest with Juninho. It has been a long, but a good day.