Hey everyone! So this is my first fic of any kind, so I will say right from the start that it won't be as good as many of the other fics that I have read here. This story is also a little different in the fact that it is written like a journal. So instead of reading what's going on as it happens, you get kind of a concise event of the day. I am more than open to critiscism, but I have the first 3 chapters written up, so I probably won't make any major changes until those are posted. So the first three chapters will not be quite as exciting, because these are the chapters where Xander is more of a normal trainer. He doesn't rise to any sort of greatness until later. Well, without any further ado, here is the first chapter.
This is meant to tie in with Feralnija's League of heroes. This gives a bit if backstory into the Fighting Gym Leader, Xander.
Day 1: Today I begin my journey! I am about to head off to Twinleaf town to receive my first pokemon from Prof. Rowan. I can’t wait to get my first Pokemon! I figure it should only take me two days to reach Twinleaf town.
Day 3: I arrived at Twinleaf today and was disappointed. Unfortunately I was too late and all three pokemon had been given away. Prof. Rowan did however give me some Poke Balls and a Pokedex so that I may catch a pokemon of my own. I think I might go to Canalave city. Hopefully I will find a Pokemon on my way there.
Day 5: Still no luck finding a pokemon. I have arrived in Jubilife city today. I visited the Trainer school and looked up some terms and was on my way to the pokemon center to sleep. Tomorrow I will be making my way to Canalave.
Day 7: I arrived in Canalave late last night and went straight to the pokemon center to turn in for the night. I will begin searching for my first pokemon tomorrow.
Day 8: Today I got my first pokemon! I went to see what all of the commotion was about over at the docks. It turns out that a boat was here from the Hoenn region. The owner of the boat was having a pokemon tournament for people who did not have pokemon. First prize was a rare pokemon. I knew that this was my chance! I entered the tournament and received a Mightyena, Ninjask, and a Lairon. There were a few close shaves, but I won in the end. When I let the pokemon that I had won out of its poke ball, it was a bagon! I was told that it was a special Bagon, because it was “Shiny”. I guess that this means that it is a different color than normal, and it is very rare. Well the little guy is extremely adamant, and constantly throws itself off of things hoping to fly. We trained for a few hours and hit the hay.
Day 9: Well Bagon and I went to train. I am going to try to find one more pokemon before I challenge Byron, the Canalave Gym Leader. I am hoping for a fire type, considering that Byron uses Steel types.
Day 11: I caught my 2nd pokemon today! It is a Poliwag. The little girl is a lot like Bagon personality wise, and they love to train against each other. Well I will probably train for another day or so and then challenge Byron.
Day 13: Well, I challenged the gym today and lost. I couldn’t even defeat Byron’s first pokemon, Bastiodon. I think I will travel and challenge his son Roark. After that, I plan on heading over to Hearthome to challenge Fantina and then to Solaceon to see my family again.
Day 17: I arrived in Oreburgh city and challenged Roark. During our gym battle poliwag evolved ! I now have a Poliwhirl. To top it off I won the Coal badge! I am now feeling much more confident and will set off for Hearthome first thing tomorrow.
Day 19: Today I just thought I would say that I battled with a very interesting trainer named Nolan. I won the battle but he said that he would keep in touch and that he would beat me next time.
Day 20: Made it to Hearthome, but Fantina is not here. Her aide said that she was currently on a journey herself and should be back soon. Well I attended a Poffin cooking class to pass the time, and found out I am not half bad at it either. Bagon and Poliwhirl are happy that I learned how to cook some treats for them as well.
Day 23: It has been a boring couple of days. Aside from the routine training and the routine battle here or there, not much has happened. Until today that is. I just this morning caught a Gligar! She is extremely Quiet and I actually wound up catching her by feeding her a poffin. She is, as I said before, very Quiet and reserved but does stick up for herself and is a good friend.
Day 24: I am currently in Solaceon town! It is really nice to see my family again. They had a gift for me! It was a pokemon egg! I wonder what it will hatch in to. I will only be staying three days, because I have to get back on the road.
Day 28: I am back on the road now. I just caught a Monferno! It is quite bashful and gets along really well with Gligar. I am really happy that I caught Monferno because I was going to choose Chimchar from Prof. Rowan’s lab. He has already proven himself very capable in battle against another trainer.
Day 31: I just arrived in Veilstone city, the largest city in Sinnoh! I have always found it odd that one of the smallest cities in Sinnoh, Solaceon, is right next to Veilstone. Because I got in at around 5:00 I decided that I would wait to challenge the gym tomorrow. Am I ever glad I did! There was a man there who was a treasure hunter. He was giving out free items to help pokemon evolve. When I showed him my Poliwhirl he gave me a Water Stone and I evolved Poliwhirl into Poliwrath! I am now ready to take on Maylene.
Day 32: I challenged the gym today and I won! I now have my 2nd badge and am heading to Pastoria next. The egg seems incredibly close to hatching.
Day 33: I was right. The egg hatched today! It was a Croagunk that knows Cross Chop! It seems to be a very jolly pokemon and is a great addition to my team.
Day35: Arrived in Pastoria today and bumped into Nolan. We battled and I won again. Then I went to the pokemon center to heal, and I was off to the gym. It was a grueling battle. It came down to Bagon and Wake’s Gyrados. In a clutch moment Bagon evolved! My new Shelgon then went on to defeat Gyrados and won me my 3rd badge. Afterwards I treated all of my pokemon to some poffins and a day of relaxation that will continue into tomorrow. After that I think I will go to Hearthome city and see if Fantina is back yet.
Day 37: Well, we headed off for Hearthome today. It should only take me about two days to make it there. Other than that, there is nothing much going on.
Day 39: Arrived in Hearthome today, and Fantina was at the gym! I challenged her to a battle and won again! This is my 4th badge. At this point I believe I will head back to Canalave and challenge Byron again. I have been doing some special training with Croagunk, and I believe it is nearly ready to evolve! If so he would be a great asset against Byron.
Day 42: Croagunk evolved! I had been training with him in Jubilife and he suddenly evolved! Now I know that I am ready for the Canalave gym.
Day 44: I can’t believe that I lost to Byron again! I am still not strong enough to beat him. I think that I might go and battle Gardenia next. It should only take me about 3-4 days to make it to Eterna city.
Day 47: We have arrived in Eterna, and bumped into Nolan again. Turns out that Crasher Wake was visiting Gardenia, and Nolan and I bumped into them and decided to team up for a double battle. Well we lost, but I now know some of Gardenia’s moves. It was a very educational experience.
Day 48: I received my 5th badge today, but I just barely won. It turns out that Gardenia barely showed off any of moves in our battle yesterday. She took out all, but one of my pokemon with just her Torterra! I was down to Monferno. He responded by evolving into Infernape! He wound up blazing through her team all by himself! I once again treated all of my pokemon to some poffins and hit the sack. I should probably head north to battle Candice, the Ice-type Gym Leader. Well it should take about a week to make it up there. All I can say is that I am not looking forward to the cold.
Day 55: Wow, I just realized that I have been out on the road for over two months. I feel that I have grown a lot in these two months. So have my pokemon for that matter. I am running slightly behind schedule as I am still two days out of Snowpoint city. However I have noticed something intriguing. There seems to be a pack of Sneasel and Weavile following us. From what I can tell the leader is a shiny Weavile! I wonder why they are following us? It should be interesting to see how this develops. I would love to add that Weavile to my team.
Day 56: It looks like I have a new team member! Turns out that pack of Weavile and Sneasel were following us because we looked like a challenge. The leader-the female shiny Weavile- wanted a challenge, and boy did she get one! I used my Toxicroak and, after taking quite a few hits, Weavile went down. I caught it, and after I let it out of its Poke Ball it seemed as if it was appointing a new leader for the pack. It is extremely calm and cool. I think that it is probably why she made a good leader. Well I now have two shiny pokemon. I think I am ready for Candice.
Day 57: I arrived in Snowpoint today. Holy cow is it cold! I will be battling Candice tomorrow and I am doing some extra training today. During that training Shelgon evolved! I now have a Salamence and it is extremely strong. Well after the gym battle I should probably look for a Razor Fang so that I can evolve Gligar into Gliscor. My only worry is that Salamence and Gligar are really weak to Ice-types.
Day 58: Challenged Candice today and won. Salamence unfortunately went down right away due to two blizzard attacks. Infernape was the hero again beating half of her team by himself. I think I will head to Sunnyshore city and try for my 7th badge. I think I will head out tomorrow and leave the cold. Travel times will be much shorter considering that I can fly on Salamence. Taking in rest times it should only take about a day to get to Sunnyshore.
Day 59: Salamence provides a surprisingly smooth ride. It went well with a lunch and dinner break . I made it to Sunnyshore at about 9:00 at night, and hit the pokemon center right away because Salamence needed to rest. Tomorrow I will challenge Valkner to a battle. Hopefully I will earn my 7th badge tomorrow.
Day 60: I won my 7th badge today! Wow it was a good fight. Salamence was the star of the fight today and defeated most of Volker’s pokemon. Well I only have one more badge to go. Hopefully 3rd time’s the charm. Oh yes I ran into the treasure hunter from Veilstone city today. I actually got his name, Nick, and he asked about my Gligar and if she had evolved yet. When I told him that it hadn’t evolved he gave me a Razor Fang and I evolved Gligar into Gliscor!
Day 61: I finally defeated Byron! With that I have all 8 badges. It is two weeks until the Sinnoh league begins.
Day 63: Well I arrived at the Sinnoh league today. Well should be an intense two weeks.
So there is chapter one. Not the best in the world, but it is my first attempt.