We open on Ash, Brock, May and Vylette as they walk down an old dirt path, crossing through
a large field of flowers occupied by Sunflora.
Brock, are you *sure* this is a
reliable short-cut? I don't ever
remember going this way before.
That's because this path didn't
exsist until recently. A new town
is beginning to form.
A new town?
I never heard of no new town.
I don't think it's established yet,
but from what I hear a lot of
various Pokemon specialists
are setting up residency.
Pokemon specialists, huh?
Well, I *guess* it wouldn't hurt
to take a look while we pass
How exciting! We'll be around
to see a town before it was!
As long as they have a Sizzler
I'm set, fur shuur.
I think I see it!
May points to a steeple in the distance. She takes off running, leaving the others to follow her.
Within moments, the group finds themselves approaching a group of various buildings, some of them
still incomplete. Several random people are going about their business.
Here we are! Look, that's going to
be a Pokemon center, I bet.
A man approaches May from behind and speaks loudly, causing everyone to spin around in shock.
You would be right, lil lady! If
you need to see Nurse Joy, she's
currently situated at my laboratory.
Whoa, who are you?
I'm Dr. Noah Onward. Welcome to
Spectrum City! We don't have a
Mayor yet, or a city council, or that
many residents but just you wait!
Please, if you'd like to rest...come
Sounds good to me.
They all follow Dr. Onward towards a respectable-looking building, which has brick exterior
and white pillars, however gardeners are still planting flowers and trees around the premises.
So what kind of laboratory is this?
I specialize in genetic research...
however the specifics are classified,
They enter, and find the reception room is respectably designed with velvet drapery that
matches the floors. A receptionist is sitting at the front desk. Nurse Joy runs out from a
hallway and when she sees Dr. Onward, she runs to him quickly.
Oh Dr. Onward, come quick! It's
Brock has a small siezure, and a tear forms in his eye.
Brock explodes into a rose-filled background, clutching his chest in torment but keeping a wide
smile on his face.
AAAAAAHHHHHH!!!! These turgid
feelings you bring out in me Nurse
Joy....yet I never feel happier when
I see you, oh you vixenous beauty.
Nurse Joy runs past Brock, paying no attention to him. Brock crumbles, his face etched in rejection.
Nurse Joy! What on Earth is the...
Suddenly, a large group of frightened Oddish, round out of the hallway, running as fast as they can.
Shortly after, a stampede of Wigglytuffs, Woopers and Quagsires' rampage out of the same hallway,
Three Wigglytuffs surround an Oddish, and within moments it's ripped into pieces, as each devour it.
Another duo of Oddish are gulped in by a Quagsire, while several Wooper's nibble slowly on a slower
Oddish that can't get away. Ash, Vylette, May and Brock are all mortified. Within moments, none
of the Oddish are around. The other Pokemon calm down completely, and happily walk back to the
Oh no! Those poor Oddish!
Dr. Onward, why did those Pokemon *do* that?!?
Dr. Onward bites his lower lip, then sighs.
What you've just witnessed...is a kink I am still
trying to correct in my research.
And just *what* kind of research is *this*?!?
I....I need to tend to my Pokemon....
Dr. Onward runs off, leaving everyone to lament on what just happoned.
Fade to Ash and Pikachu jumping with joy as Vylette, Brock and May can be seen in the background.
CHAPTER THIRTEEN: TEARS OF A CLONE
Tears of a clone!!!
(I'm hardly in this one so who cares?)
We cut to Gary, who is looking off with a distant gaze in a resteraunt while Shinji sits across
from him, staring at him intently with a somewhat sinister stare. We then cut to Richie, who
is leading the way down a sunny path while Britty and Vander look nonplussed.
While Ash and friends make a
startling discovery, Richie and Gary
find themselves in similarly shocking
Suddenly, while they are passing underneath a group of trees, a large cage crashes down around
them and they jump in shock.
They grab the bars, and are jolted with electricity.
Who is doing this?!!!!?
A cackling can be heard in the distance as the Team Rocket music begins.
Prepare for trouble, you're in a cage and we're free!
And make it double...
Cuz that's the way it should be.
Here's our mission so ya better listen!
Cassidy hops down from the tree, gloating.
To infect the world with devastation.
Butch appears from a bush, striking a haughty pose.
To blight all people's in every nation.
To denounce the goodness of truth and love.
To extend our wrath to the stars above.
Cassidy winks and whips her hair, then strikes a victory pose.
Butch does a handless flip, then makes three swift punches.
And Butch as usual.
Cassidy and Butch are in a rocket ship, circling around the planet Earth over and over rapidly.
We're Team Rocket and we're circling the Earth all day and night!
So surrender to us now! Cuz you will surely lose this fight!
The music ends as we see now that Team Rocket had cleverly set up the trap.
Cassidy points at Richie accusingly.
We have a bone to pick with you.
We've been following you for weeks,
knowing you'd find Latios and Latias...
Then suddenly you just turn around
and WALK IN THE OTHER DIRECTION?!?
We demand justice!
Leave me alone Team Rocket! I am
on a much, much more important
I'm meeting up with my boyfriends.
Butch and Cassidy both sweatdrop big time, and Britty and Vander both look at Richie in confusion.
Well, I fail to see how that ranks
as a priority, but oh well, I'm afraid
you'll be indisposed.
Butch presses a red button on a remote control, and within moments a helecopter with a big red 'R' flies
overhead. Butch controls it to the ground. Cassidy grabs a cable that is attached to the cage and hooks it
to a cable attached to the bottom of the helecoptor.
We'll just drop you off by that
mountain, and you'll surely run
into the legendary Pokemon just
like you always do.
Richie grits his teeth, and looks over to Britty and Vander apologetically as he grabs a Pokeball.
I'm sorry....Come on out, Cruz. Heeyaah!!!
Suddenly, a gigantic Tyranitar is released, and within moments Richie, Britty, and Vander are smooshed up against the
bars, then seconds later the bars give in and the cage is smashed open. Richie manages to stand, woozy, and offers
Cruz a reassuring pat on the back.
Thank you Cruz...you did a great job.
Butch and Cassidy gasp.
Fine then, we'll do this the hard way. Go! Hitmontop!
Hitmonlee and Ursaring both ermerge, looking fierce.
(*A Tyranitar. I've wanted to take one down forever)
(*Ready, willing, and able.)
Britty grabs two Pokeballs then stops completely.
Uhhhh....do I want to use Smeargle or Ariados?
Cruz, focus your sand stream on Butch and Cassidy!
A sandy wirlwind crashes into Team Rocket, who go crashing
backwards along with their Pokemon. After a few moments of
dazement, Cassidy stands and looks around. She sees nothing,
so she looks up and then gasps.
Richie, Cassidy and Vander are riding away in the helecopter, Richie
is happily waving good-bye to her.
Thanks for the ride, I'll be back to Ash and Gary in no time!
Oh, the boss isn't gonna like this.
In the temp. Pokemon Center area, Pikachu, Bonsley, Delcatty, Sableye and Munchlax are taken by
Why would those Pokemon do that?
I must admit, I have noticed odd behavior
lately from the Pokemon that reside here.
As an expert I can verify that the various
groups of Pokemon Dr. Onward has must
be very closely related because all of their
indestinguisable features are identical, which
is very strange.
So he has families of Quagsires, Woopers and
Is this all you're Pokemon?
Ash's eyes widen, and he looks alarmed.
Wait!!! Where's ShiShi?
I'm afraid I've never heard of that Pokemon before.
Ash searches his inside pockets, and sighs as he retrieves another Pokeball.
Come on out, ShiShi!
ShiShi emerges and strikes a joyous pose, it's arms in the air.
ShiShi hugs Ash, while everyone around him looks on in amazement at the very strange Pokemon.
Wow! What a cute Pokemon!
What's it's name?
When did you catch it?!?
Guys, this is ShiShi! He was
given to me by the elemental
Brock sweatdrops but smiles nonetheless.
May opens up her Pokedex.
No available data.
ShiShi is very rare...like, I think it
might be the only one of it's kind.
(*That's not *entirely* true but I definately
am the only Pokemon like myself)
I'd be delighted to look ShiShi over, I'm sure
I can help it feel even better.
ShiShi happily floats over next to Pikachu, and Nurse Joy leads the Pokemon away.
Ash turns and grimaces at his friends.
Well, now that Nurse Joy is helping our Pokemon
I think we need to figure out why those Pokemon
ate up those Oddish.
I feel so bad for those poor Oddish....they were
trying to reach us for help!
May, they're Oddish, it's plants!
Do you cry after eating salads?
Oddish are intelligent Pokemon and nobody
should just allow them to be eaten up like that.
Well, I guess we could go talk to Dr. Onward
The group walk down the particular hallway Dr. Onward was last seen heading down. They come across
an open door, which leads outside to what appears to be a fensed-in area. Near a small babbling brook is
Dr. Onward, looking somewhat somberly while the group of Quagsire and Wooper happily splash around.
The Wigglytuffs are hopping playfully in the grass.
Hey, they all look calm and happy now.
Ash grits his teeth, and storms over to Dr. Onward, who rises to meet him.
Dr. Onward, why are you allowing these
Pokemon to be so brutal to Oddish?
You don't understand. I'm not *allowing* it...
it's just a work in progress. What you saw
was a very unfortunate side-effect that was
Hold on....what is your research?
I shouldn't talk...it's secret research.
That's fine, we can just fetch the
talented and lovely Officer Jenny,
I'm sure she would be interested.
Dr. Onward grimaces.
Er....I specialize in genetic research, which
includes cloning. These are my version five
clones...I was hoping I had solved the problem
Near them, on the other side of the fense, Drew's eyes widen.
Shinji places his lips over the straw of a very large and thick vanilla shake. Gary takes a quiet sip
of his green tea. Shinji had been silent through their entire meal, and when Shinji finally spoke Gary
was rather suprised.
So...maybe I can forgive you...
Gary has to smirk as Shinji's demeaner.
But first I need to know what's in it for me.
Gary thinks a moment.
Well, I was actually thinking of visiting my
Shinji's eyes widen.
You want me to meet your grandpa?
Shinji's eyes suddenly twinkle, and Gary silently screams in his head.
Now there is a man worthy of tutoring me.
Gary....that is the best....
Shinji smiles, a vision something Gary isn't used to seeing yet. Gary opens his mouth to respond, but pauses, then sighs.
I'm sure you'll enjoy it.
Shinji looks up to Gary with a spark in his gaze. His smile toned down but sincere.
...maybe we can announce ourselves to him.
I'm tired of being in the closet...lately I've been
thinkin' you could be the one to help me in
Gary sinks lower into his seat.
Shinji removes his sandle and carresses Gary's leg with his foot.
I'm hoping you're more than that.
Shinji raises his foot so it's now resting in Gary's crotch. Within moments Gary is sweating, his
wide eyes looking around swiftly, and he gulps..
Apparently I am....
Shinji notes Gary's behavior, and keeps his eyes glued on the older teen as he takes another
sip of his shake.
So it's settled, then. We'll go to your
Gary remains silent.
Ash looks around at the Pokemon before him. Brock, May and Vylette mirror his reactions.
No way! *These* Pokemon are clones?
Like they are all made from the same
Precisely. It's my life's work...
Huh. So you could wait till I'm
eighty, clone me, perform a brain
transplant and I would be able
to start all over again? Hellz yeah...
A brain transplant?
I don't know...cloning seems kind
Sure, it's new and unconventional.
But really, the way I see it...it doesn't
matter how a life if brought into the world,
the point is that it has arrived.
Actually, as a Pokemon Breeder, I understand
that by the time my future grandchildren with
Nurse Joy are my age, genetic engineering may
very well be used in moderation.
Precisely! I have managed to perfect
the system tremendously. I can replicate
up to thirty per cent of the original's memory
engrams, which helps a clone regain a sense
of self, especially if it's hyper-grown.
A clone can reach it's original host's age
within a week of it's birth, if intended.
A week? No way!
Oh yes. I call it cellular normalcy.
Essentially a clone's DNA is in
a state of flux until it reaches the
original age. Very simple, and it works
great for Pokemon. For Humans,
well I think we can all agree everyone
deserves a childhood.
Well maybe Pokemon do too.
I mean that's how they learn
to trust the world around them
and the ones who love them.
I don't have time for stuff like that.
I'm a scientist, and as a natural
result my first love is to science.
So, why do these clones violently
attack and devour the Oddish?
Come to my lab, I'll explain inside.
On the other side of the fense, Drew looks down contemplatively.
In the Team Rocket helecopter, Richie looks around with trepidation.
Britty is piloting, while Vander and his Poliwag stare out at the landscape
Are you *sure* we have enough
fuel to reach the shoreline?
I think so...aero-mechanics aren't
my cup of tea, Richie.
With any luck, we can use this to
fly right to Pallet Town. That would
save us so much time!
It's not like I'm a certified pilot,
But you're doing so well! I know
we can figure this out.
Britty doesn't seem quite so convinced.
Inside Dr. Onward's laboratory, everyone gathers around what is apparently a cloning machine.
You see, I've been cloning for twelve years
now, and I've learned that certain Pokemon
DNA can actually help aid in hyper-aging.
Oddish turned out to have the most promising
DNA, in relation to it's split evolutionary chain
I don't understand.
I think what he's saying is that Oddish DNA was
used when he created these clones.
And the unfortunate side-effect is that they *can*
eat any diet under the sun...but they *must* have
a steady diet of Oddish, the minimum being one
Awwe, that's horrible.
I agree. Believe it or not, I am rather fond of
Oddish. The reason I know a clones limit
on Oddish intake is because I myself have
trained these Pokemon to try to crave other
So what happoned?
The Oddish escaped from their enclosed habitat.
They thought they we're escaping to safety, but
they didn't realize the clones roam freely here.
Now I'm going to have to order more Oddish...
How can you do this? You're robbing these
Oddish of a life filled with evolution and maybe
even battling just so your clones can eat?
The PokeScience Institute would probably bar
you if they knew of your ethics.
Dr. Onward groans.
Hey, don't get all "Pokemon Activist" on me.
Yeah, yeah, as a kid I ate Magikarp, Grumpig...
occasionally Tauros...my grandmother firmly
believed Pokemon were put on this Earth for
us to eat...hahaha, she was so old-school.
Fried Torchic and Combusken are deeelicious,
especially with honey-barbeque sauce.
May freezez in absolute terror and whites out, void of any color.
Only because Blaziken is so expensive.
May begins shaking with with cunvulsions of a psychotic. Ash and Brock seem peturbed by Vylette's
choice of food, but shrug it off easily enough.
Well, it's Oddish's evolutionary DNA the clones
crave. That's why I've haulted cloning any further
Pokemon using this method. *laughs* Imagine
if a Human had been cloned.
Well, if you've stopped cloning these types
that eat Oddish I guess Officer Jenny *doesn't*
need to find out.
Besides, I swear that popo is the dumbest
bi**h on the planet. She'll never figure this
all out, fo'sho'
So what other types of research goes on here?
My other field of expertise, which may
interest you Brock, is Pokemon cross-breeding.
Brock smiles widely.
Yes, thanks to genetic engineering I have
the ability to cross-breed any two Pokemon.
Although some turn out better than others.
Oh.....please.....tell me more!
I'll tell you what, why don't I show you
some of my creations? Imagine the
offspring of a Cacturne and a Skitty,
or a Wooper and an Ariados...
At an airport, Gary and Shinji have just purchased a ticket, and are heading for the escelator. They are both
showered, and dressed fashionably for travel; Gary sporting his black dress shirt with the collar flipped, and a
small purple pendant around his neck, which matches the color of his pants.
Shinji has on his newer outfit, which he bought at the mall with Gary no more than a week ago. He is wearing
a tight black t-shirt, which has a flashy electric-blue lightening bolt on the upper right corner. He pants are
camoflauge, with the primary colors being electric-blue, dark blue, and black. His fashionable satchel-backpack
is the same. His right eyebrow is pierced, as are his ears.
I think you'll like Kanto...
They step onto the escelator, both staring straight forward.
I'm possibly interested in obtaining
a Gyarados. Dragon Rage, Hydro Pump,
Hyper Beam, and Flamethrower.
You have to train Magikarp an aweful
long time to make it evolve.
I was planning on trading for one.
I have no time for Magikarp.
Gary raises an eyebrow, but continues to look forward.
Most of your Pokemon are powerhouses
and the ones that aren't will be
soon enough. Which would you trade?
The two nonchalantly step off the escelator and walk slowly in a bustling crowd of travelors. Shinji shrugs
Most likely my Octillery. I just hate
how it's Octazooka can't get stronger.
It's still powerful.
It's crap. You like seeing me with
inferior Pokemon because you're
Shinji forms a small smile, Gary places his left hand into his pocket and looks away casually.
It's okay, Gary. When I'm part
of the Elite Four you'll be cashing
in just as much as I will.
You really do have your whole life
mapped out, huh?
Shinji shrugs again, as if it's no big deal.
I have for years. I see the potential
for power that lies in being a
It does help out in day-to-day situations,
that's for sure.
Gary makes a small smile but Shinji simply stares forward.
Powerful Pokemon make a powerful
Gary furrows his eyebrows, and looks at Shinji momentarily, a wave of understanding sweeping over his face.
I'm wondering what he's afraid of...
We cut to May, looking intently at a baby Pokemon, sleeping in it's enclosed habitat. Dr. Onward steps up
behind her, smiling.
Do you like it?
It's....cute! What is it?!?
A cross between a Numel and a Corsola.
Ash and Brock are watching a Growlithe/Hitmonlee hybrid happily chase a Cacturne/Skitty hybrid.
(*Humans are here! Act cute and they might adopt us!)
(*I don't need adoption. Worshippers would be nice.)
Wow, these Pokemon are so cool!
And they all seem perfectly normal and
healthy, I'm impressed.
Ash's eyes light up and he points excitedly.
And check that one out! It kind of looks
Indeed, a green mouse is scurrying around, however it seems to share many features
with an Azumarill. When it sees Ash fancies it, it hops into his arms.
(Hi!!!! Please take me with you! All the others hate me cuz I'm cuter than them!)
Awwwe, you're so cute! You're the
cutest Pokemon here!
Growlee and Skitturne narrow their eyes in hatred for the obnoxiously cute rodent Pokemon.
It raises it's left arm, and it's needle-like claws (which are thicker than the other needles on it's body) extend.
(*The moment they leave, Pikarill is losing one of it's pretty eyes forever....)
Vylette is leaning up against the wall by the window, smoking a Newport and drearily watching a rather ditzy
Wobbuffet and Misdrevus hybrid as it tries to impress her with song and dance. However, she's hardly impressed.
(*Fame! I'm gonna make it forever, I'm gonna learn how to fly...)
Hmmmm Hmmmmm. Might as well give it up
cuz I have one Pokeball left and it's reserved
for a Persian that knows Pay Day, y'allmean?!?
Behind her, a spiderlike Pokemon crawls down stealthily from the corner of the cealing. A perfect cross between
an Ariados and a Wooper, it poises itself to strike.
(*Tee hee! Time for some fun!)
Vylette turns around just in time to see a moist stringshot heading for her. It hits her, and within moments she's stuck
against the wall, screaming. The Woopados is in front of her in moments, and unleashes a Bubblebeam attack.
The bubbles hit Vylette all over her body.
Hey, that tickles! Stop!
(*Not till you beg, tee-hee!)
Oooh! You'se a freaky Pokemon!
Ash, Brock and May run to Vylette, but stop when they see her laughing hysterically. They all sweatdrop.
Dr. Onward arrives, and picks Woopados up.
Sorry Vylette...Woopados has an offbeat
sense of humor.
Vylette is humorless and her glances rather threatening.
If you do not get these webs off me
this vuurry instant...
Everyone scrambles to free Vylette from the moist webbings. Once she is free, she gives Dr. Onward the
Uh uh. Anymore of your freaky
Pokemon decide to ruin my athletic
apparel n' Vylette's gonna open a
can of whoop ***, Y'ALLMEAN!
Vylette storms away, calling one of her friends on her cellphone. Ash smiles at Dr. Onward.
Well, I think these Pokemon are cool.
Yeah, I'd like to keep in touch. Perhaps
I could spend some time here in the
I am always looking for dedicated
assistants, I look forward to it.
May picks up a Bellsprout/Umbreon hybrid, and coos at it.
So are these Pokemon available to
Dr. Onward laughs and winks ar May playfully.
Someday...but not just yet. There
is still a lot of research...and I need
to clone more so they can reproduce
and start lifes in the real world as a
But you're potentially creating
hundreds of new Pokemon races...
surely the balance of nature will
One could also argue this is
nature's way of bringing about
a new era. We can argue
philosophy all day but my
work will prevail. Science is
like a force of nature, it can't
May takes a step forward, looking determined.
And I don't think it should.
It's obvious these Pokemon
are happy and I think you're
awesome for allowing them
the chance to live!
Britty's eyes dart about the helecopter control display, and she looks over to Richie, who is solemnly staring
out the side window.
Richie continues staring out at the skyline. Britty waits a moment then leans closer to him.
Richie's head spins around to face her, being properly snapped out of his deep thoughts.
I think we may need to make a landing soon.
On which gage is our fuel display. If it's
this one here, we're fine for several dozen
more miles. If it's this one...
Richie's eyes widen when he sees her point
to a gage that is showing an empty flash.
Um....that's not good.
On cue, the helecopter begins sputtering out. Terror and dread wash over Richie and Britty's faces.
Tell me you're not going to crash us...
I'm losing control...
The helecopter stalls out, and begins freefalling. Richie, Britty and Vander grab each other with wide eyes and loud screams.
The ground nears them quickly. Richie closes his eyes and grits his teeth.
Ash stops looking at hybrids with interest, and turns around with curiousity. He moves slowly to the window,
and looks out with wide eyes.
Gary, who had been looking over a Pokemon travel guide, drops the magazine and begins turning around slowly,
looking at the travelors walking by.
Mere seconds before kabooming to the ground, the helecopter suddenly zips back into the air. Richie opens his left eye with
caution, and sees they haven't crashed. His face reflects awe.
Britty realizes they are still in the air, and shakingly looks around the control display.
The engine is off.....how are we...
Richie cuts her off with a giant laughter. She looks to where the trainer is looking, and sees Latios and Latias are
frollicing through the air. Richie smiles and waves, then calls out to them loudly.
Latios! Latias! Thank you!!!
Whoa, it is them!
They saved us?!?
Richie turns to her and smiles.
They're legendary psychic Pokemon.
They knew I needed to see my boyfriends
again so they are helping us!
Britty's eyes widen.
Gee, nice to have friends in high places.
Richie looks forward, smiling, as the helecopter
floats along, just about to cross the water.
Vylette sighs as she walks outside along the fense. Her cellphone is up to her ear.
Hey girl, I'm at this freaky lab with all these
freaky Pokemon. Uh huh....I know that's right.
Vylette bumps into an elderly couple who happen to be walking by her.
Oh, excuse us.
Watch it granny-o before I shove my
size eight up yo' ***!
I'm sorry, we're you just talking about freaky Pokemon.
In the lab?
I think you'se best be gettin' outta my face!
Vylette points to the free space in front of her, then points to their space over by them.
This is all me up in here, you handle that!
The old woman rolls her eyes.
Vylette places a threatening finger up to her.
You can roll those eyes, you can stroll those eyes,
but you *BEST* be controllin' those eyes, Y'ALLMEAN?!?
Vylette walks on, leaving the old woman and man to look at each other with confusion.
I swear that girl is absolutely insane.
On the airplane, a stewartess approaches Gary and Paul with a small cart, filled with
beverages and snacks. Gary watches her approach from the corner of his eye, and he
looks over to his companion. Paul is intently staring out the window, enthralled by the
sights below him. He turns back and half-smiles as the lady, named Annabella, and offers
her a nod.
Would either of you care for a beverage? Peanuts?
Green Tea, please.
Of course. And you, sir?
Paul doesn't reply, or respond in any way. Gary nudges him, and his head
turns around abruptly?
Do you want something to drink?
Non-fat double latte with extra foam.
Annabella writes their drinks down and proceeds to the next set of chairs.
I think...I think your grandfather will
find honor in our relationship. You
are highly skilled and I'm always getting better...
Gary raises his eyebrows but allows Paul to continue.
Is he the type who would be impressed
if I challenged him to a match right away...
to prove my worthiness of being with you?
To be a member of the Oak family?
Gary gulps, and waits a moment to speak.
You've given this a lot of thought, haven't you?
Only since you told me I'd be meeting your
grandfather. These thoughts never crossed
my mind before that.
We need to make sure everything is perfect.
Paul returns to staring out the window, and Gary closes his eyes.
Richie emerges from the helecoptor, and happily waves good-bye to the legendary Pokemon
as they fly away.
Thank you Latios! Latias! I'll always be grateful!
So now what do we do?
We head to Pallet Town...
And with that, Richie turns around and begind walking. Britty and Vander exchange glances
before grabbing their gear and walking swiftly to catch up to the determined trainer.
Britty, so we're in Kanto, huh?
Home of the Indigo League. A lot more lush than Orre, isn't it?
I wonder if I can find a Mr. Mime. My sister would trade me for a Numel.
Outside the lab, Dr. Onward happily shakes Brock's hand.
It was an honor meeting you, Doctor. I'll return
the moment Ash wins a League.
Basically he won't be back for years if ever.
Ash frowns at Vylette, then pouts silently.
Well, the moment I can adopt one, I'll be back.
Dr. Onward smiles as he holds up May's cell-phone number.
I promise to call.
Vylette mouths 'Ho" over towards May.
Suddenly, a large boom on the left side the of the building causes everyone to jump. They all run
and see the Meowth Balloon rising in the air, with a net underneath carrying all the clones and hybrids.
Grrr, they're more than just thieves.
The Team Rocket music begins as Jessie and James laugh haughtily.
Prepair for trouble since we *are* more than thieves, it's true.
Making it double is moot since we have far more freaky hybrid Pokemon than you!
As evil and old as the galaxy.
Sent here to fulfill our destiny.
Meeeeeeowth, wit dese here Pokemon the Boss'll propose to me!
To protect the world from biological-altering devistation.
To unite all genetically-enhanced people within our nation.
To denounce the evils of cloning for fun...
To extend our reach with a gene-splicing venom!
Think Pink James!
And Genetically-Superior Meowth are our names!
Wherever there's peace in the universe...
Will be dere...
To make everything genetically worse!
(*Cha Cha Cha!)
Mime Jr. floats down and mimics Wobbuffet.
Why you fools still acting this way? We already
wooped yo a*s several times so why bother?
Vylette, you haven't traveled with us that long yet.
Team Rocket has been blasted off well over two hundred
times and they just won't....give....up.
And you fools are still alive?
Well, we have ample determination!
And besides, I have a feeling there are contests
out there that would love these hybrid Pokemon.
I'll be a Contest Diva in no time!
James holds up several Oddish.
You know, I swiped these Oddish on my way out...
I was thinking we could work at getting some
lovely Bellossum. Ahhh, even the name soothes my
Are you insane? To do that you need a Gloom...
And we ain't carrying around no smelly Glooms!
Jessie grabs the Oddish and throws them overboard.
Enough of that insanity.
As the Oddish freefall past the net, the clones glimpse
them and begin going bezerk. Team Rocket glance down.
Within moments, the clones have shredded through the
netting and are falling after the Oddish.
Pikachu, thunderbolt! ShiShi, use Calamity Breeze!
Pikachu does his usual thunderbolt, while ShiShi sends a purple and
black ray shimmering with stars towards the balloon.
Team Rocket is eletricuted, then stuck with ShiShi's attack. It causes their
polarity to completely reverse, and their colors are completely opposite. The
sound of low brass gongs can be heard chiming, and finally a small cloud
appears around them, and with one simple wisp, blows Team Rocket far away.
Vylette throws out her Shuppet.
Shuppet! Levitate those freaky-a*s Pokemons!
(*I got called out of my ball for this?!? Child's play...)
Shuppet levitates the Pokemon safely to the ground. Ash
and Brock quickly scoop up the Oddish before a Quagsire
can reach them.
Thank you so much...you'll always be welcome in
Bye Dr. Onward.
We'll keep in touch!
We fade to the four walking in the woods.
Wow! That ShiShi of yours is really cool!
And I'm still waiting for an explanation on where
you found it.
I bet it's connected to the reason we're going
back to Pallet Town...and these mysterious
boyfriends we've heard about. Care to fill
us in on those details also?
Yes, I'd like to know more about that, too. Ash,
you know as well as I do...you're single!
And I've seen yo' "Little Black Book" filled with
page after page of trainer's and gym leader's and
coordinator's numbers...so out of the eighty or so
men I've seen on there, who's Mr. Lucky.
Ash continues walking, determination swept over his face.
Gary! And Richie! I'm gonna find them
and never let them go again!
As Ash continues walking, the rest stop. Brock and May
Brock scratches his head while May looks completely
stunned at the random remark Ash just made.
Wait...Who are they?
Proof that Ash has absolutely lost his mind.
They continue onwards.
And so, with a quick detour at the new city called Spectrum, Ash
once again embarks on his quest to find Gary and Richie.
We will be together again...
However, what nobody knows is that an old friend is not too
far behind them...
Dr. Onward is placing his cloned Pokemon back in their proper cages
when he hears somebody behind him.
He turns and sees Drew, who is smiling at him devilishly.
Oh, hello....who are you? This place is highly classified...
Yeah, yeah, let me guess...cuz of all the CLONING that's going on!
You....know about it?
I do. The point is...my dad's pretty influential and I will have this place
exposed in a heart beat...unless you are willing to comply with my one wish.
Dr. Onward lets his sholders go loose, as he's in a state of disbelief.
You would...expose me?
Nurse Joy cannot lie, she will vouch that she saw Oddish devoured alive.
What is it you want?
Drew takes several small steps then places his hand inside his left pocket,
withdrawing a white hankerchief. He then hands it to the older man with an innocent
smile on his face.
This should be more than enough.
Dr. Onward opens the hankerchief, and is suprised to find several drops of blood and
several hairs with follicles on it.
Oh I see...you want me to clone a human. You'll
expose me for cloning Pokemon, but you want a
Human to be cloned.
He's not just any Human. Now if I we're you, I'd get working.
We pan up slowly to the blood and hair, then fade to black.
TO BE CONTINUED....