A great thanks to shaymin http://www.serebiiforums.com/member.php?293762-Shymain
who helps me write this and reworded the chapter to be more crisp and organized
The New Team Member
The two boys walked on leaving Sandgem town with their Pokemon in hand. A sign was ahead of them that read: 'Route 202'
Jacob grinned, feeling confident that he would become a Pokemon Master, and this was just his first step. Fred, however, was nervous, since he had rarely left town before. Turtwig picked up on his nervousness and pushed its head against Fred’s leg. Turtwig looked determinedly at Fred. Fred relaxed, knowing he had his new partner at his side.
“Thanks, Turtwig.” Fred said, starting to calm down.
Jacob had got ahead while Fred was talking to Turtwig, so Fred ran to catch up to him. He noticed Chimchar was in its Pokeball and not walking beside him as Turtwig was with him.
“Why do you have Chimchar inside its Pokeball? You should walk with him.” Fred said, wondering why Jacob didn’t have Chimchar out.
“I don’t need him right now. If a wild Pokemon attacks us, I’ll use him.” Jacob replied, almost devoid of emotion.
“But walking with them will make the bond with your Pokemon stronger.” Fred said, confused.
“We’ll bond through battle as well.” Jacob stated, gripping the Pokeball on his belt tightly.
They had reached the first patches of tall grass. Jacob knew wild Pokemon were lingering and waiting to attack. He took the ball off his belt and summoned Chimchar out of it.
“Now, let’s catch some Pokemon.” said Jacob, dashing into the grass with Chimchar's ball in hand. Fred tried to intercept him, but Jacob moved swiftly around him.
“We don’t have any Pokeballs to catch them with!” Fred shouted to his friend.
Jacob stopped in his tracks. In his rush to get started, he had forgotten to buy Pokeballs. He took out Chimchar's Ball and returned him to it. He walked out of the grass and started walking towards Sandgem town. Fred started to follow, but Jacob stopped him.
“I’ll get the Pokeballs for both of us. Just wait there.” Immediately after he said this, he turned and began walking into town. Fred sat down and played with Turtwig to pass the time. Jacob returned a few minutes later, 12 Pokeballs in his cradling arms.
“Here, six for each of us.” he said, handing the balls to his friend. He then took Chimchar out again and charged into the grass.
“Let’s try to catch some Pokemon! We’ll meet up in Jubilife when we’re done.” shouted Jacob to Fred as he ran into the grass, and eventually out of sight.
Fred walked into the tall grass and wandered around for a while. Strangely, no Pokemon seemed to be appearing. He was only a short distance away from Jubilife and still hadn’t seen Jacob. He assumed Jacob was done catching his Pokemon, and had gone ahead into town.
Not wanting to meet up with Jacob empty handed, Fred wandered around a little longer. The sun was setting now– but still there were no Pokemon to be found. Fred was tired and Turtwig had taken a seat on his head. Up ahead he saw a cage full of Pokemon. Next to the cage he saw a man in a black uniform, a woman in a blue uniform and a man in a red uniform. The man in black had a large red R on his chest, the woman had an A that looked like a skull-and-crossbones, and the final man had a M that was remniscient of a volcano. Fred spotted many more cages, all of them filled with Pokemon, except for one with a single Pokčmon– a Luxray.
The man in the black uniform began conversing with the other two.
“After so many failures, this time we’ll succeed.” The man in black said.
“I can’t believe we all choose to team up. It's just so weird!” The woman said.
“It’s even weirder for me to team up with you.” The man in red said to the woman.
Fred was confused. Who were these people, and why did they cage all these Pokemon? Suddenly a Shinx which seemed to be injured came out of the bushes, giving the man in black an angered look. It began charging towards the man.
“It’s the baby Pokemon! It must have gotten away when the mother shielded it!” The man in black said.
He waited until the Shinx was in his reach and kicked it. The Luxray let out a roar and bit the cage in an attempt to slice through it– but the bars were too strong for the Luxray to break. Turtwig could feel the Pokemon's anger and, likewise, became angry. Fred was furious.
“Turtwig, use Razor Leaf on the cage where Luxray bit it!” Fred commanded Turtwig.
Turtwig obeyed and sent out several sharp leaves at the cage where it had been chewed. The cage bars snapped and Luxray came out. The women in blue and the man in red quickly grabbed Luxray, holding it down. The man in black turned around, confused, then saw Fred.
“Kid, you just made a big mistake.” The man said, reaching for a pokeball.
“How dare you hurt that Shinx and steal these Pokemon!” Fred shouted angrily.
The man threw his pokemon into the air and a Zubat popped out. The man gave his Pokemon a command:
“Use Wing Attack!”
Turtwig was hit by the Zubat's wing and fell backwards, closing its eyes in pain. Fred became distressed upon seeing Turtwig hurt. He gave a command to Turtwig:
“Stand up and hit Zubat with a Tackle attack!”
Turtwig opened its eyes at once standing back up. It charged the Zubat but it flew into the air.
"Use Razor Leaf to hit it while it's in midair!" shouted Fred urgently to Turtwig.
Turtwig threw several sharp leaves at Zubat, but it flapped its wings, sending them back down. Turtwig was sliced all over it's body.
“Use leech life!” commanded the man wearing black.
Turtwig tried to dodge, but Zubat outsped him and got hit with Zubat's attack. Shinx stood up and angrily sent out a bolt of lightning which hit Zubat. The man turned around and picked up the Shinx by the throat.
“Why, you little...” growled the man angrily.
Fred had tears in his eyes from seeing the man’s brutality. Turtwig was too injured to stand. The Luxray became even more angered and shocked the man and woman holding it down, knocking them out. It then rushed at the man in black and bit his butt. The man let go of Shinx immediately and was thrown into the air by Luxray. Luxray was about to electrocute him, but Shinx stopped Luxray, tugging at its tail. Shinx let out a cry and Luxray calmed down. Luxray helped free the other Pokemon while the man in black fled.
“You’re a brave little Shinx. Thanks for saving my Turtwig.” Fred said with gratitude.
The Shinx licked Fred's face and he laughed. Luxray walked up to Fred, giving him a look as to say, “Thanks for saving my child.” Fred picked up on it and nodded. Shinx then pawed at Turtwig's Pokeball and looked up to Fred.
“Do you want to join my team, little guy?” Fred said quizzically.
Shinx let out a cry. Luxray looked at Fred and nodded, giving him approval to take the Shinx with him. Luxray then walked back to its other children and watched Fred and Shinx walk off. Halfway down the road he remembered he didn’t get to use a Pokeball. But before he could, Shinx had picked a ball off his belt and got into it. The ball then emitted a ding, and Shinx was officially Freds. Turtwig grinned at Fred and they walked into Jubilife. Jacob was by the trainer school, angry that he had to wait so long.
“What took you so long? There’s only three kinds of Pokemon on that route.” he said impatiently.
“Sorry, it’s a long story.” Fred said tiredly.
“Well, what did you catch?” Jacob asked.
“My new team member is Shinx.” Fred said happily, heading towards the Pokecenter. Jacob followed.
“Darn it, you got one with a type advantage to my pokemon, Starly.” He said with disappointment.
Fred grinned and went into the Pokecenter. Meanwhile, the man in red and the woman woke up. The Galactic grunt from earlier was there. The top of his hair was now completely gone.
“I thought your hair was crap before, but now...” The man said while trying to hold back his laughter.
“That doesn’t matter, what does is those kids.” replied the grunt ominously.