Thank you all for the reviews I'm glad evey one liked the Hitmonchan vs. Tyranitar fight. Seeing as though I had a ridiculous amount of free time yesterday and today, here's Chapter 2:
Chapter 2: Friends New and Old
The sun glared down upon Route 1, a crisp cool breeze flowed through the air. A perfect day for traveling, thought a young brown haired trainer, a Magby trailing by his side. This was Maverick Fiura, a relative stranger to the world of a Pokemon trainer; he had just started his journey and was traveling to Viridian City to meet up with his friends: Ivy Rose and Raven Valentine.
“I wonder if this Pokecom thing really works,” he said aloud while looking down at the earpiece in his hand. He shoved the strange object into his left ear and felt a weird sensation ripple down his spine, shaken a bit he traveled along his path.
<I really wanna battle, can we battle? Not like you can understand me anyway,> an annoyed voice spoke out.
“We’ll battle as soon as we find some wild Pokemon or somethin’, don’t worry,” Maverick replied to the voice. Then, realizing that the voice had come from his Magby, Maverick turned around, a look of surprise on his face, “Did you just say that?!”
<Yeah I did, so what…Wait! You understood what I said?!> the tiny magma Pokemon exclaimed.
“Wow, I guess this Pokecom thing really does work, cool.”
Suddenly, a small bird Pokemon flew out of the sky, it had brown and white creamy feathers, a pink beak, and black rings around its eyes. The Pokemon let out a high pitched scream, “Piiiiidgeeey.”
<Holy disgruntled birds Batman, it’s a Pidgey,> Magby yelled.
“You’re right! Wait, Batman?! Anyway, let’s battle it!”
<Oh, yeah! … What should I do?>
“Umm, well I was hoping you would know,” Maverick said in a slightly distressed tone. Before they could react, the Pidgey came in for a full body tackle, ramming into Magby with great force.
“What should we do now?”
<Use your Pokedethingy.>
“Oh, okay,” Maverick took the red box shaped device out of his pocket and pressed a big blue button, aiming the receiver at Magby. The screen displayed a list of different attacks and moves that were available to the little Pokemon. Finding the first one he could, Maverick yelled out an attack, “Use Ember.”
<You got it.> Magby opened his mouth wide and let loose a spray of red hot pellets towards the tiny bird, burning it in many places and almost instantly fainting it.
“Well that was ridiculously easy,” Maverick said, in a state of semi-shock.
<It was only a Pidgey, it shouldn’t have been that hard to begin with,> Magby said sarcastically.
“Eh, I guess you’re right.” The pair had numerous battles much like that one, some against Pidgey, some against Rattatta, and every so often one against a Spearow, until finally…
“Viridian City! We’re finally here; well we might as well head to the Pokemon Center and get you all healed up. Plus, Jeremy said Ivy and Raven would be there too.”
Both of them strutted into town like they owned the place, cocky from all of their easy victories against the extremely weak Pokemon of Route 1. They walked right up to a large white building with a red roof. On the front of the building there was a pair of sliding glass doors right next to a sign that read P.C., obviously standing for Pokemon Center. Maverick pressed the red button next to the sign and the doors slid open, revealing a vast majority of trainers tending to hurt or injured Pokemon a quick survey of his surroundings told Maverick that most of the trainers there were young kids wearing shorts looking after Rattata.
Walking right up to the front desk and the pink-haired nurse that worked there, Maverick tapped her on the shoulder. She turned around sharply and said in a very polite tone, “Hello I’m Nurse Joy and welcome to the Viridian City Pokemon Center. Might I ask your name?”
“Hey I’m Maverick. Look, I just got here from Pallet Town; do you think I could rent a room and leave my Pokemon here for the night as well?”
“Well sure you can rent a room, but thanks to modern technology it shouldn’t take us an entire night to heal your Pokemon. It should take only up to ten minutes.”
“Wow thanks.” Maverick said, handing her Magby’s Pokeball, “well as long as I’m waiting I might as well find Raven and Ivy. Now where could they be…?”
After looking around for about five minutes a loud female voice exclaimed, “Maverick!” making everyone in the Center jump and turn towards the doors.
Standing there was a girl about Maverick’s age and just a bit taller. She had a very “outdoorsy” look; she wore a pair of brown cargo pants, hiking boots, a black tank top covered by a red windbreaker, and a green belt with small pockets for carrying items. The girl also wore a red headband that covered her forehead and a large portion of her brown hair. Along side her strode a small dinosaur looking Pokemon with a green bulb on its back called Bulbasaur, and there was also a Pidgey perched on her shoulder.
“Hey, what’s up?” a boy the same age but about two inches taller than the girl was leaning up against the wall behind her. He sported navy sweatpants, white running shoes, a silver vest covering a plain red t-shirt, and a black bag hung off of both his shoulders. Next to him was a small blue turtle Pokemon known as Squirtle attempting to lean up against the wall as he was, but to no avail as his shell got in the way and instead fell flat on his *ss.
Laughing slightly at what he had just seen, Maverick greeted his old friends, “Raven, Ivy, how’s it goin’?”
“It’s been goin’ great!” an overly ecstatic Ivy answered.
“It’s been a living hell,” Raven added silently while flipping his namesake raven colored hair out of his eyes.
“What was that?!”
“Nothing,” Raven said hastily, “so Maverick, I guess we’ll be traveling together, just make sure to watch out for psycho chick over here,” he added nodding towards Ivy.
“Raven, all three of us have known each other since we were like two, I know how erm… outgoing she can be.”
“Hello, I’m right here!”
“Raven do you hear something?”
“I have no idea what you’re talking about,” he replied smiling.
“Alright, you know what? Screw you guys! We’re leaving, come on Venus,” Ivy said in an annoyed tone. Sticking her tongue out, she turned her heel and started to walk away.
<Yeah> the Bulbusaur at her feet said following her out the door.
“Ivy, wait. You know we were just kidding. Besides, Jeremy told us to travel together; you don’t want to upset your big brother, now do you?” Maverick said with an undertone of panic and sarcasm in his voice.
“You’re right. How would I have even gotten that far without you big strong men to protect me?” Ivy replied, saying the last bit in a very sarcastic tone.
“Um excuse me, Mr. Maverick? Your Magby is ready,” Nurse Joy said coming almost out of nowhere.
“What the? Oh, thank you,” he replied, taking the red and white Pokeball from her hands and placing it on his belt.
“Oh! I almost forgot, Maverick I’d like to introduce you to Ace my Pidgey, and Venus my Bulbasaur,” Ivy said proudly.
<Hey!> Venus exclaimed in almost the exact same tone as Ivy, while her Pidgey remained silent.
“Oh great, that’s just what we need, another Ivy.”
“<Hey what’s that supposed to mean?!>” trainer and Pokemon exclaimed in unison.
“Nothing! So anyway, why Venus? I don’t think planets have anything to do with grass Pokemon.”
“Not the planet stupid, the plant, the Venus flytrap? You know, beautiful but deadly?”
“Oh, okay. So Raven, did you nickname your Pokemon?”
“No I personally think nicknames are kind of stupid, this is Squirtle, just Squirtle.”
“Yeah, I agree. Oh, and by the way, I’d like you meet Magby!” Maverick unclipped his single Pokeball from his belt a tossed it into the air. The sphere exploded in a burst of light, revealing the small magma Pokemon.
<Hello Viridian City!> he exclaimed, <Who are these punks?>
“Magby, these are Ivy, Raven, Venus, Ace, and Squirtle,” Maverick said, pointing to each one of them in turn, “they’ll be traveling with us from now on.”
<Oh…> then turning to Squirtle, he said <I bet you ten bucks I can beat you in a battle!>
Speaking for the first time, he said <Buzz off loser.> Then turning to Raven, he asked, <Why are all of your friends idiots?>
<Whatdidyoujustsay?> Magby replied hastily.
Before a fight could break out the three trainers returned their Pokemon to their respective Pokeballs.
“Well I rented a room for the night,” Maverick said, breaking the silence, “until then I guess we could explore the town a bit.”
“Sounds like a plan!” Ivy yelled, shoving her fist in the air.
“This is gonna be a long journey…” Maverick and Raven said in unison.
The threesome traveled around town going from store to store, stopping every two seconds so Ivy could try something on or check out some jewelry just so she could let it be and not buy it. When they reached the edge of town towards Viridian Forest they ran into a very strange old man who wouldn’t let them pass by.
“Where’s my coffee? Hello Johnny, how was school today? I said I wanted onions on my pizza, ONIONS!” he ranted.
A young girl was with him, “Hello, I’m Tara and this grandfather Aaron. I apologize for his behavior, you see his third wife just left him and he went to the bar, and kinda had too much to drink. He should be fine by morning so if you need to pass through, then you’re going to have to wait, once again I apologize.”
The three of them just stood there staring in awe of just how drunk the poor man was until Maverick broke the silence, “Don’t worry, we weren’t planning on leaving ‘till tomorrow anyway. Come on guys, let’s go.”
As they were walking away Ivy was the first one to speak, “That guy was really drunk wasn’t he?”
“I think I speak for all of us when I say: No, Really?” Raven replied, “So anyway, Maverick, you wanna head back to the Pokemon Center, or what?”
“Well, I was hoping we could check out the Indigo Plateau first before heading back if that’s alright with you guys.”
“Sure why not? How about you Ivy?”
“Okay whatever,” she replied, still steamed about Raven’s earlier comment.
“Alright let’s go.” The trio started heading to the east of town, passing by more stores which Maverick had to pry Ivy away from, some fields of grass, and eventually a lake. Until finally, about the time that dusk had fallen they approached a monolithic building with glass sliding doors much like that of the Pokemon Center, except these one had a picture of a Pokeball on them. On either side of the doors there was a white pillar, on one of them there was a sign that read:
Welcome trainers all to the pinnacle of all your hard work and training.
From this point on, only those with all eight official Indigo League Badges may pass.
The road ahead is a test of all the skills that you’ve learned over the course of your journey.
Good luck as you pass beyond the road of victory.
“Looks like we can’t get in since we don’t have all of the badges, or any badges for that matter,” Maverick said, disappointed.
“Oh well,” Ivy said, “We saw it, so can we go back now? I really gotta go.”
“Fine, fine, just hold it in won’tcha?”
As the three of them were setting off, Maverick noticed something, “Hold on, I think I just saw something in the water.” Looking closer, Maverick noticed a red claw, “What is that?”
“Maybe it’s a Pokemon,” Raven suggested.
“Well, there’s only one way to find out,” Maverick threw Magby’s Pokeball high up into the air. “Go Magby!” The baby Pokemon appeared in the normal white light, ready and able to go.
<What’s goin’ on?>
“Magby, do you see that red claw-looking thing in the water over there?”
“Well I want you to hit that with an Ember attack.”
<You got it.>
A jet of orange, flaming pellets flew towards the strange thing in the water, striking it and causing some of the surrounding water to vaporize. The steam revealed a small crab like Pokemon.
<Ouch! It burns! Help me! Help me!>
“Wow, a Krabby, I didn’t even know they lived around here… I’m gonna catch it!” Maverick exclaimed.
The Krabby seemed to have noticed their presence, as it now looked horrified, <Ahh! Don’t hurt me! Don’t hurt me!> the small crab exclaimed, hiding itself behind its claws.
Magby started getting a bit excited, <Lemme at ‘im, Lemme at ‘im.>
But Maverick stopped him in his tracks, “Hold on buddy, I think he doesn’t want to fight right now.” He started bending down towards the Krabby, and looked him straight in the eyes, “I know you don’t want to fight, but would you like to join up with us anyway?”
He slowly nodded his head, <As long as you don’t hurt me, I’ll be fine.>
“Okay,” Maverick unclipped a red and white Pokeball from his belt and dropped it onto the little crab, absorbing him in a flash of red light. The ball shook three times before a ping was heard, signifying the capture of the Pokemon.
Maverick picked up the ball from off the ground and returned Magby to his. “And then there were two,” he said looking down at the Pokeballs in his hands and clipping them onto his belt.
Ivy spoke up first, “Maverick, it’s great and all how you caught a Krabby but…”
“I really gotta go!”