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Trials of a Bug Catcher-Kanto Arc

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“She can’t be serious.”

“Did she really say that?”

“Pft, as if.”

A young ten year old girl was silent as she kept her head down, her black hair pulled into pigtails, wearing a simple white sleeveless shirt, blue shorts and brown boots.

She squirmed underneath the gazes of disbelief of the other kids from the Viridian City Trainer School during recess where some of the kids would play with their Pokemon, after her declaration now wondering if she should’ve just kept her mouth shut.

She was already known as the weird kid who doesn’t talk much, but now they’ll have more ammunition to think she was weird.

That was proven as there was some laughter while a blonde haired girl gave her a taunting look, wearing a blue vest over a black shirt and a black skirt. “Really? Out of any Pokemon you decided to train, you chose Bugs?” She asked, a smirk on her face making the young girl grit her teeth in silent anger. “I knew you were weird, but this pushes it doesn’t it Violet?”

Violet Hawke wanted to glare at the blonde, but she kept her sea green eyes looking down, instead just clenching a fist.

Lucy Anders, the top student at the Trainer School due to her having an evolved Pokemon in the form of a Nidorina along with a Spearow. She also had a Winning streak against the other kids who just have Pokemon like Pidgey, Mankey and Rattata.

Due to her ego and the winning streak, Lucy was a bit of a brat, always looking down on others and one of her favorite targets was Violet due to her quiet nature and how she didn’t have a Pokemon like the other kids.

Well at least until now as Violet had a Pokeball clipped on her belt.

One containing a Weedle she just caught the other day as it was a bit too close to the City which was great luck for her.

“Don’t you know that bugs are the weakest types around?” Lucy asked, a frown on her face for not getting much of a reaction from Violet. “I mean even a Magikarp is better than them, at least that one evolves into a Gyarados.”

“Bugs can be strong too!” Violet finally stood up for her Pokemon, giving Lucy a look.

That just made Lucy laugh. “It’s simple logic that they aren’t, that’s why real Trainers don’t use them,” She said as Violet’s body shook in anger. “None of the Elite Four have a single Bug Pokemon on their team and neither do the Gym Leaders.”

“I-but-well.” Violet stuttered, trailing off as she wasn’t sure how to counter that.

Lucy’s grin widened at seeing that.

“And girls shouldn’t use bugs either, they’re icky and gross,” Lucy continued, demeaning Violet who looked close to crying at this moment. “Then again I guess you’re an exception… Creepy Vi.”

That made Violet tense up, rather horrified by that new nickname.

Creepy Vi?

Some of the kids looked pretty uncomfortable with the obvious display of bullying, yet no one spoke up. They were unwilling to be targeted by Lucy who despite her personality could easily destroy them in a battle.

Plus a lot of them did agree with her about the opinions on Bug Pokemon.

“Like the nickname? I think it’s perfect for you.”

Violet couldn’t take it anymore as she ran past Lucy, trying not to let anyone see her cry, but Lucy just rolled her eyes thinking that Violet was just being a baby.

She’ll never make it as a trainer like that.


 

Violet didn’t know how long she ran, not caring that she was now skipping the rest of school.

She just wanted to get away from there, tears now streaming down her face.

So she kept running, until she was out of Viridian City, heading south to where Route 1 would be.

Route 1 was a place in between Viridian City and a small town called Pallet Town where only Pokemon like Pidgey and Rattata could be found with the occasional Spearow.

Eventually, Violet stopped running with her back to a tree as she pressed up against it, slowly sliding down until she was sitting, now hugging her legs as she let out a choked sob.

Why couldn’t they just leave her alone? She never bothered them or judged them for the Pokemon they liked. They had no right to judge her for the Pokemon she liked.

Why was it such a big deal that she liked bug types?

… Why couldn’t she just kept her mouth shut about her love for those types?

She was so excited to finally have a Pokemon that she told someone what Pokemon it was and when they made a comment about him being a weak Pokemon she declared that she wanted to be a Bug Trainer without thinking.

Then that whole ordeal happened.

The Pokeball on her waist wiggled as the Weedle let himself out being a foot tall, coming up to her shin while being a yellowish color. It’s body was segmented into spheres with two pink feet being on each segment and a rather large pink nose, a stinger sat on both its head and its tail.

Currently the Weedle was giving her a concerned look with his black eyes, crawling up to her.

“I’m fine Stinger.” Violet sniffled, quickly rubbing her eyes despite how the Bug Pokemon didn’t look too convinced.

Ever since she caught him two days ago, the Weedle was oddly respectful of her, it wasn’t until she looked it up that when a Hive-like Pokemon was caught they would think of whatever team they were on as a new Hive with the trainer being in the same category of a Hive Queen.

So it made sense for Stinger to be concerned for her state at the moment.

Eventually, Stinger crawled up her body until he was on her shoulder, rubbing the side of his face against her cheek in an effort to cheer her up, seeing some Pokemon do this to their trainers, though he kept his head tilted to avoid poisoning her by mistake.

Violet sniffled as she let out a small giggle, this action was actually a bit ticklish to her.

After a few seconds with Stinger now moving to curl up on her lap, Violet spoke.

“Well show them.” She promised despite not being too sure about herself. “Once you’re a Beedrill and we have more bugs on the team, we’ll be strong.”

Stinger gave a cry of agreement, wanting to be strong for his new hive.

That made Violet give a soft smile, rubbing Stinger’s middle body with the bug Pokemon loving that action.

Looking up at the sky, Violet winced as she knew she would be in trouble when she went back to school the next day.

But right now she didn’t care.


 

The sun was just beginning to set as Violet got up to walk home, only spending the day sitting with Stinger who she was now carrying in her arms.

None of the wild Pokemon bothered her as she avoided the tall grass where they liked to hide. Not really confident in her ability to face them.

It wasn’t until she was on the outskirts of Viridian City that something interesting happened.

She walked into an elderly man who was carrying a briefcase in one hand and a box of parts in the other, none of them seeing an item fall out of the box.

“S-Sorry.” Violet apologized, not looking up to meet the man’s eyes as she had trouble doing that with people.

“It’s quite alright, I should’ve been watching where I was going.” The man said as Violet could make out a white lab coat over a red shirt and tan pants. “Are you heading home?”

After a second, Violet gave a nod, not sure what else there was to say, feeling the man’s eyes on her before they looked down to Stinger, who stared at him defiantly.

The man chuckled, amused by the defiant nature of the Weedle, assuming it was either Rash, Brave or Naughty in Nature.

Violet tensed, thinking he was chuckling at the idea of her having a Bug Pokemon.

“How long have you had that Weedle?” The man asked curiously as he could already see a close bond growing between the two.

“... Two days.”

That made the man quirk a brow in surprise.

Sure Weedles were known to take to trainer teams as a new hive, but it took at least a few weeks for them to fully integrate into being a trained Pokemon. Yet this one was clearly affectionate and looked to be overprotective towards the young girl.

With that said he gave a closer look at the girl, now seeing that she hasn’t looked up to see his face, so it was most likely she didn’t know who he was.

A rather rare thing these days.

But he had a schedule to keep.

“Well I wish you a safe walk home young lady.” The man said with a gentle smile as he walked off with Violet not doing anything until he was gone as she sighed in relief.

At least he didn’t seem judgmental.

She went to walk on only to see a strange item on the ground.

It was a red rectangular item with a blue orb on the upper left part.

Curious she picked it up and realized it could open like a book and the inside looked to be some sort of computer.

“What is this?” Violet whispered watching it turn on right as Stinger leaned in, unknowingly being caught by the blue orb that turned out to be a camera with it taking a picture of Stinger.

Pokemon Registered, ” The device said nearly making Violet drop it with a shriek. “ Weedle, the Hairy Bug Pokemon.

“W-What?” Violet asked with the computer screen lighting up to show the picture of Stinger that it took before a bunch of information showed up.

Pokemon #13

Species: Weedle

Gender: Male

Current Level: 3

Height: 1’0

Weight: 7.1 lbs.

Ability: Run Away- Allows the Pokemon to escape from battle with relative ease.

Nature: Naughty

Characteristic: Capable of taking hits

Moves: Poison Sting and String Shot.

Information: Often found in Forests where it eats its weight in leaves every day, it’s stinger secretes a venom specifically designed to take a Pokemon out by paralyzing their body. Though poisonous it won’t kill unless it or its hive is threatened.

Needed for Evolution: Raise to Level 7

Next Form: Kakuna

Registration Done.

“Whoa.” Violet whispered at seeing all of this information, though she was confused by what she saw.

Nature? Characteristic? Level?

But it gave a ton of other information too, like the types of berries that Weedle would enjoy, different recipes for food that would make them healthy.

This would be extremely useful to hav-.

Violet quickly shook those thoughts from her head.

She can’t keep this, it probably belongs to that guy she bumped into. And it would be stealing if she just takes this home.

He was obviously heading to Pallet Town, so it shouldn’t be too hard to find him. ’ Violet thought as she turned to move, surprising Stinger. ‘ If I need to, I can ask around for whoever wears a lab coat over a red shirt.

But it’ll take a good hour to get to Pallet Town so there’s a chance that she won’t get home until late at night.

For once it’s a good thing that her Dad works at Saffron City.

As she ran however, Violet gave a cry as a Rattata leapt at her, coming out of nowhere in the tall grass.

In response to the threat against his new Queen, Stinger leapt down from her arms to combat this new threat while Violet was unsure of herself given how this would be Stinger’s very first battle.

As Stinger got ready, the Device beeped once more.

Rattata the Mouse Pokemon. Bite’s anything when it attacks. Small and very quick, it is a common sight in many places. Current Level is 3. Gender: Female.

Unlike the detailed explanation it gave for Stinger, this one didn’t show the ability or moves, but Violet didn’t care as the Rattata ran at Stinger with a Tackle, so she reacted.

“String Shot!” Violet ordered wanting to scare the Rattata away.

Listening to her, Stinger fired a strand of silk from his mouth, blinding the Rattata as a blue aura surrounded her showing her speed being lowered in the process.

He quickly followed up with a Poison Sting while the mouse was struggling with the String Shot, slamming into her with his stinger, injecting a small toxin within the Mouse as she glowed purple showing the condition.

Gritting her teeth the Rattata managed to Tackle Stinger, using her ears to locate him, sending him rolling but he responded by immediately getting up to do another Poison Sting on Violet’s command resulting in the Rattata being knocked out and sent flying back into the Tall Grass.

“We… Did it?” Violet whispered not expecting that when the Device beeped again.

Congratulations your Weedle has gained a level.

Eyes widening, Violet opened it to see the Level bar showing the number four as opposed to the three from earlier.

“How does this work?” Violet whispered before she saw that it showed a bar detailing his health and the Tackle took him down to half while the Rattata’s bar was empty.

She really needed to be more careful.


 

It took nearly two hours to get close to Pallet Town as the Wild Pokemon were a bit more aggressive at night, especially with how she was running which kept them awake.

Due to that Stinger had to fight off quite a few of them and the Mini Computer she had said he was at Level 5 but his ‘Health’ was in the red showing how it would’ve been bad to keep fighting. Thankfully the Pokemon Stinger fought were scanned to be around Level 2, so they didn’t do too much damage.

Though she still didn’t understand it, but Violet was beginning to learn that it basically measures its strength, which made it useful because she didn’t really chance battling if the wild Pokemon was higher than 2.

But she was really hoping that they would be able to get to Pallet Town without fighting anymore wild Pokemon. Getting back however would be another thing.

Especially since she won’t have this device to help fight on the way back.

“We should really look into buying potions.” Violet whispered with Stinger still looking ready to fight despite being exhausted. “When we get back home you’ve definitely earned some honey soaked leaves with some sliced Oran Berries.”

Stinger perked up at the mention of the treat, already envisioning himself eating that meal.

If he could drool, he would be doing that right now.

“After it!”

The sudden voice made Violet jump as she could hear heavy footsteps before a strange Pokemon she’s never seen before shot out of the forest, flying towards her.

It looked to be a pink feline-like Pokemon with a rather long tail and stubby paws with large blue eyes.

As it’s eyes met hers, Violet didn’t pay much attention to the device in her hands taking a picture of the creature, adding its info to it.

She was mesmerized by the unknown Pokemon.

And that was before it suddenly veered and turned towards her, glowing right as it became a Caterpie with her eyes widening as it landed in her arms next to Stinger who glared at the intruder.

Violet barely had time to process seeing the creature use Transform, a move she thought only Ditto could learn, before the footsteps got louder when a group of people wearing black uniforms with a red R emblem on their chest burst into the clearing.

“Damn it, which way did it go?!” One of them shouted.

“It clearly went this way, it couldn’t have gotten far.”

The way they spoke made Violet tense as she realized why this strange Pokemon did that.

It was hiding from them.

It didn’t take long for one of those guys to notice her. “Hey girly, did you see a strange Pokemon?!”

“I-wha-? Violet asked, not sure what to say with being put on the spotlight like that while she was very aware of the disguised Pokemon looking at her.

“Answer the damn question!” The guy ordered, sounding very impatient with Violet flinching in fear, trying not to whimper.

“Relax, it’s a kid.” Another guy said, rolling his eyes before turning to look at Violet, seeing the two bug Pokemon in her arms and deeming them unimportant. “It’s a pink Pokemon that can fly, did you see it?”

Wanting them gone, Violet moved the disguised Pokemon to the same arm with Stinger and pointed in another direction, scared that they would find out she was technically lying.

Thankfully they believed she was too scared to lie as they all ran in the direction she pointed, not wasting any time.

It was quiet as their footsteps dissipated and after a few seconds the unknown Pokemon changed back and flew out of Violet’s arms, at eye level with the girl before its tail poked her nose in a way of saying thanks.

Violet barely had time to register that when it flew off in the opposite direction.

“What-?” Violet wasn’t sure what to say about this experience.

Who were those people? What Pokemon was that?

After a few seconds Violet was pretty sure she didn’t want to know.


 

It was pretty late as Violet made it to Pallet Town, looking physically and mentally exhausted from that strange ordeal.

Using the device, Violet was able to see that it was around eight at night which made her wince.

It’ll be late by the time she gets back home.

But she was here… Now where to find this guy?

Stinger yawned in her arms, making Violet give him a sad smile as she pulled out his Pokeball to return him. “Thank you, get some rest.” She said to the bug.

She’ll make sure to keep her promise of that meal after she gets back home.

Not many people were out at this time and Violet was wondering if she should’ve waited until after school the next day to come here, but she wasn’t sure if she should head back at the moment while she bit her lip in concern.

What do I do? ’ Violet asked herself only to see a rather large building with its lights on, the moonlight showing a windmill blowing lazily in the field behind the house.

It was a rather large field that went into the small forest near Pallet Town and after a few seconds of thinking on it, Violet decided to head to that place.

Perhaps whoever lives there could help her find that old guy?

Making it to the door after climbing a ridiculous amount of stairs, Violet looked pretty tired as she rang the bell, waiting for a bit before hearing footsteps coming towards the door.

The last thing Violet expected when it opened was the same man she was trying to find.

“Yes, what is it-? Hm?” The man looked visibly surprised at seeing Violet though she did hear a bit of an annoyed tone before that. “Weren’t you that girl I met on Route 1?”

Now that she was seeing his face, Violet swore she saw him somewhere before, but she swallowed nervously and pulled out the device, holding it out to the man who looked even more surprised.

“Y-You dropped this when I bumped into you,” Violet mumbled, with man barely hearing her. “Sorry about that.”

The surprise turned into a smile showing gratitude as the man accepted the device back from her. “It’s quite alright,” He said happy to have this device back before he saw some smudges on it and opened it to see some dirt on the inside. “You turned it on didn’t you?”

He didn’t sound accusatory, only amused while Violet fidgeted. “I didn’t mean to.”

“I would’ve been surprised if you didn’t to be honest,” The man said with a laugh, knowing how curious children could be, noting how tired Violet seemed to be. “Do you wish to come in?”

The second the question left his mouth, Violet hesitated, unsure if she should accept the offer or not as while the man seemed friendly, he was still a stranger.

Seeing her hesitation, the man continued. “It’s rather late and if you live in Viridian City, you won’t be able to make it back until it’s really late and you look like you’re about to fall over,” He said to her. “It’s only for tonight.”

Thinking it over, Violet slowly gave a nod, knowing the man was right.

So the man stepped to the side and let her in and before long they were in what looked to be a study as the man placed the device on a nearby desk. “Do you wish to call your parents?” The man offered as there was a video phone in the room, but he was surprised when Violet shook her head.

But the fact that the man offered that did earn some trust from Violet while the man sat at his desk, cupping his chin in thought.

“Do you know who I am?” He asked curiously.

Violet shook her head again much to his amusement.

“Yet you managed to track my house down?”

“I didn’t know this was your house.” Violet looked down when she spoke, her fingers twitching a bit. “The lights were on and I thought I could ask for whoever wore your outfit.”

That reasoning made the man chuckle. “Very well, my name is Samuel Oak.”

The second that name left his mouth, Violet’s head snapped up with her eyes wide.

Samuel Oak? The Samuel Oak?!

The world’s most famous Pokemon Professor and a former Kanto Champion?!

“Ah I see you’ve heard of me,” Professor Oak said in amusement, smiling a bit. “But enough on that you really helped save my research by delivering the Pokedex to me.”

The name of the device snapped Violet out of her surprise. “Pokedex?”

“The Pokemon Encyclopedia Index, or Pokedex for short,” Professor Oak explained to the young girl. “It’s a very unique device I invented and one of the only two in existence. It’s more of a prototype of something I want to build. Tell me how exactly did you use it?”

Violet swallowed a bit as she looked down. “When I opened it, it scanned Stinger and told me a lot of stuff that confused me, but it also helped out against the Wild Pokemon that attacked on my way here,” She explained to the Professor. “If it wasn’t for that device I wouldn’t have made it here.”

“I see.” Professor Oak said, cupping his chin in thought. “And I assume it helped out with the wild Pokemon on your way?”

Slowly Violet gave a nod. “The Pokedex said something about levels though, why?”

That made Professor Oak grin wryly as while this was an unintentional field test for this particular Pokedex, it will provide very useful information to research. “I wanted to try and measure how strong a Pokemon was in an area and on a trainers team, so I tried numbers called it the level function where it took off from there,” He sounded rather proud of that part. “As a lot of Pokemon evolve at a certain level I say it works pretty well.”

Violet couldn’t help but be amazed by the device. “You said it was a prototype?”

“Yes, I still need to work on it quite a bit, it’s main function is to scan a Pokemon and tell it’s strength’s, weaknesses, usual habitats and any information on them that would provide me with a ton of research,” Professor Oak explained, happy that Violet was listening despite how tired she was. “It’s a long way off from being complete though… What’s your name?”

“V-Violet Hawke.” Violet stammered out to the man.

“Do I have your word that you won’t tell anyone about this device?” Professor Oak asked in a serious tone that made Violet tense. “While it’s still a prototype it does provide a lot of info that would make people want to take it for themselves.”

While unsure of that, Violet was wondering why Professor Oak wanted to hide it, but decided she didn’t want to know, instead she gave a nod.

Just like that the serious look was gone as Professor Oak looked friendly once more.

“Alright I’ll show you to the Guest Room where you can stay the night Violet.”

As the Professor walked by her, Violet bit her lip and decided to ask. “Professor Oak, I actually have a question”

“Hm?” The Professor paused to glance at her to see that she looked away, as if nervous.

As she went to ask her question, she heard the same voices from earlier going through her head.

She can’t be serious.

Did she really say that?

“I want to know if,” Violet paused in her question as she shook. “If-...”

Don’t you know that bugs are the weakest types around?

It’s simple logic that they aren’t, that’s why real Trainers don’t use them. None of the Elite Four have a single Bug Pokemon on their team and neither do the Gym Leaders.

“Is it possible to be strong with a team of Bug Pokemon?”

The second that question left her mouth, the Professor looked surprised, not expecting that Question from such a young girl.

She shook a bit at the silence, thinking the Professor would say no, to outright laugh at that given the stigma about bugs.

“You want to be a Bug Trainer?” Professor Oak answered with a question.

“Y-Yes?”

Professor Oak let the silence continue, thinking on that question. “Tell me, what is strength to you when it comes to Pokemon?” He asked curiously. “Is it having a team of powerful Pokemon, having the rarest? Being unbeatable?”

Not knowing why he was asking these questions, Violet shrugged.

“You don’t know?” Professor Oak sounded a little disappointed but he quickly hid it. “To answer your question. Yes and no.”

Now he was just confusing Violet who tilted her head to the side.

“Any Pokemon can be strong depending on the trainer, no matter their type or what Pokemon they are.” Professor Oak gave a short lecture to her. “What matters most is your bond with the Pokemon. Do you view them as tools or as friends?”

Violet looked down in thought at hearing this.

This was something they never taught in Trainer School, they always taught about certain Pokemon, Type Advantages, where to find them, how to catch them.

Never a philosophical debate like this.

But Violet knew her answer.

“I want to view them as family.” Violet said hating the idea of someone viewing Pokemon as tools.

That answer made Professor Oak smile as he could tell she really meant it. “Never change that attitude and you will make it far as a Trainer.”


 

Professor Oak smiled as he sat back in his study after letting Violet take the Guest Room, holding the Pokedex in his hands.

It was the only one he had at the moment as he gave the second one to his Grandson Green to have him test it out for him and gather information on the Pokemon in Kanto.

He was horrified that it was gone when he made it back to the Lab after picking up his order at the Viridian City Pokemart, he didn’t know where he dropped it or if anyone stole it from him.

Then Violet ended up tracking him down to deliver it to him.

The fact that she did that instead of keeping it said a lot about her as most people on discovering what a Pokedex could do would keep it for themselves.

A bit curious about how it was used, Professor Oak turned it on and the first thing he saw was her Weedle’s current status with him slowly recovering due to sleeping right now and the Level it was determined to be when it first scanned him.

Besides that it showed that she ran into three different Pokemon so he checked the first two to see they were just Rattata and Pidgey’s, common Pokemon that he’s studied quite a bit already. And it showed the number of times she ran into said Pokemon.

It was when he got to the third Pokemon however that his eyes widened and he sat up rather quickly.

Was he reading this right?

“Mew?” Professor Oak asked recognizing the Pokemon from both blurry pictures and whenever there were ruins discovered with this Pokemon on the wall as a hieroglyphic.

No one ever got a good look at Mew, leaving for people to believe that the Phantom Pokemon was only a Myth.

Yet for this Pokedex to register it, that meant that Violet saw the Legendary Pokemon.

Violet has seen a Pokemon that most people brush off as a myth, many people would go their entire lives without seeing a Legendary and yet she saw one. The fact that she didn’t mention it could be because she didn’t know what it was.

Professor Oak was definitely going to ask her about that encounter tomorrow.

Closing the Pokedex, the Professor looked at it in thought, an idea coming to him.

While Green was doing a marvelous job with his Pokedex, he was still one person and scanning all the local Pokemon in Kanto would take awhile. What if he gave this second one to Violet and have her help out?

After all she knows what it is and that saves a lot of time explaining it to someone else, she was certainly polite and had a good head on her shoulders given everything that happened so she could be perfect for this.

But should he do this? By giving this to her he would be making her an assistant to his research and that required her to travel which meant he would be pulling her out of the trainer school, taking her on as a protege, much like his Grandson.

And traveling was pretty dangerous.

Thinking more on it, Professor Oak came to a decision.

To Be Continued...

Party Data

Starter

Name: Stinger

Species: Weedle

Type: Poison/Bug

Gender: Male

Nature: Naughty (Up Attack/Down Sp. Defense)

Characteristics: Capable of taking hits. (Up Defense)

Lv. 5

Caught at Lv. 3

Ability: Run Away

Moves: Poison Sting and String Shot

Chapter Text

Violet grimaced as she rolled over in her sleep after sunlight filtered through the window.

She didn’t want to open her eyes, not when the bed was so comfortable.

… Wait, sunlight?

Cracking an eye open, Violet tensed when she didn’t recognize where she was and sat up rather quickly in a panic. After a few seconds however she calmed down.

Right, she was in Pallet Town after returning the Pokedex to Professor Oak-.

Violet ended up glancing down at the clock only for her eyes to widen as she realized it was eleven in the morning.

She’s late for school!

Panicking, Violet jumped out of bed, her feet still caught up in the covers as she tripped and slammed into the floor, having a bout of clumsiness that usually happens around her.

Rubbing her chin in slight pain, Violet didn’t let that stop her while she grabbed Stinger’s Pokeball and her shoes, not even bothering to fix her hair up in pigtails while she ran out the door only to see the Professor waiting in the study room that was near the front door.

“Ah Violet, I was wondering when you would wake up, I need to talk to you about something.” Professor Oak began but Violet kept going.

“Sorry I can’t, I’m late for school!” Violet went to run out, but Professor Oak’s next words made her stop.

“I took the liberty of calling your school to let them know you wouldn’t make it today,” Professor Oak commented, leaving out how the principal of said school was in shock that the Pokemon Professor called for something so trivial. “So you don’t have to rush. Now please sit down, I wish to talk to you.”

Violet gave him a look, unsure of what to say in response to that.

True that meant she won’t be in bigger trouble from being late after skipping the other day, but why would the Professor do something like this?

Still it would be rude not to listen, so she walked to the study and sat on the couch while the Professor was sipping his cup of coffee. Seeing the coffee made Violet grimace as she tried that type of drink once before and found it rather bitter.

Taking a few moments to let Violet get comfortable, Professor Oak began. “How do you feel about the idea of helping me with my research?”

Violet blinked, processing that question. “Come again?” She asked thinking she heard wrong.

Why would Professor Oak ask her of all people to help him with his research.

Instead of repeating the question, Professor Oak pulled the Pokedex out and placed it on the table with Violet glancing down at it before looking back up to the Professor in complete confusion.

“Let me rephrase that,” Professor Oak said, a smile crossed his lips. “How do you feel about the idea of keeping the Pokedex and going around the Kanto Region to see other Pokemon?”

That request made Violet’s eyes go wide in disbelief.

“What?”

She couldn’t think of anything else to say.

Professor Oak gave a good natured chuckle at the reaction, finding it appropriate. “I looked at the data you managed to get yesterday with the Pokedex and I saw that Pink Pokemon you encountered yesterday,” He began with Violet remembering that strange Pokemon. “Do you know what Pokemon that was?”

Violet shook her head, given how she didn’t really try to look into it given how late it was. And with the people chasing it, she wasn’t sure if she wanted to know

After a second, Professor Oak smiled. “I would be surprised if you did know considering how little Mew shows itself to others.”

The second he said the name Mew, Violet’s brain came to a halt, having trouble processing that.

M-Mew? That was Mew?!

She met a Legendary Pokemon the other night?!

“That actually explains those people chasing it.” Violet whispered, but that sentence caught the Professor’s attention.

“There were people chasing Mew?” The Professor asked calmly with Violet giving a nod. “Can you describe them?”

Fidgeting a bit, no doubt remembering the encounter, Violet spoke while she tapped her fingers on her leg to help calm herself down. “They wore black and they had a red R on their chest.” She said, the description making the Professor’s eyes narrow in annoyance.

“So it is them, Team Rocket.” Professor Oak said the name with anger that surprised Violet. “You were very lucky they didn’t do anything to you.”

“Team Rocket?” Violet asked never hearing of them before. “Who are they?”

Professor Oak was silent at this, debating whether or not to share this with a young child before deciding it was better that she knew if she accepted his proposition.

Leaving Violet in the dark about who they were could get her hurt. This way she’ll know to avoid them in the future.

“First off, do you remember the Pokemon War that happened a good twelve years ago that caused some of the regions to remain cut off from each other?”

Violet gave a nod as that was an important History Lesson taught in school. “The Kanto-Johto-Orre War?”

“Precisely, it was a rather dark time for Kanto’s History with a lot of trainers dying in said war,” Professor Oak’s eyes showed a lot of bad memories of that time. “It’s the war responsible for the Kanto Region’s decline in trainers as most of them are rather up there in years or too young.”

It was also the reason that the age a person could become a trainer was ten as the Kanto League wanted to fill the ranks back up again overtime. Still they were better off than the Johto Region as their stock market crashed after the war as they didn’t have much money compared to the Kanto Region. And the Orre Region was practically devastated by the war with their League being entirely destroyed in the aftermath leaving the region to fend for itself.

While Violet grimaced at the thought of death she wasn’t naive about it, they desensitized kids to the idea of death the minute they start Trainer School given how dangerous the world could be. It was a way to avoid having rookie trainers not go into shock when something terrible happens.

“Because of that a lot of criminals were pardoned to help with the war effort but they stuck together, forming a group that would eventually become known as Team Rocket,” Professor Oak looked away, no doubt remembering how he had a lot of misgivings about the idea. “While they did help secure a victory for the Kanto Region, they began to cause problems and even outright mistreated Pokemon, using them as tools for both war and crime.”

Hearing that she ran into criminals made Violet pale in slight terror. “So when you said I was lucky-?”

“If they knew you saw Mew or they weren’t too busy, chances were they would’ve stolen your Pokemon and more.” Professor Oak left out that they might’ve killed her to.

But they probably deemed her not worth it given how she only had a Weedle.

Violet swallowed the lump in her throat.

“The Elite Four are doing everything they can to capture these criminals so they won’t be out for too long.” Professor Oak said giving her a calming smile.

“R-Right.”

So avoid anyone wearing anything with a red ‘R’ on it.

Seeing that she looked scared, Professor Oak steered the conversation back to his original intent thinking that was probably enough info on them for the young girl. “You see Violet, it’s my dream to make a complete catalogue on every Pokemon in the world, it’s been my dream ever since I was a young boy,” The Professor had a gleam in his eyes when he spoke. “That was the reason the Pokedex was created, but I’m too old, I can’t go around to do this anymore.”

Violet tilted her head in interest, now getting why the Professor asked her. “So you want me to go on a journey?”

“And with the Pokedex you can complete your own goal of proving to everyone on how strong Bug Pokemon are,” The Professor revealed with Violet tensing in realization. “With it you’ll have quite the advantage over countless people.”

A chance to prove that Bug Pokemon were strong, and by doing this she’ll have a head start on everyone else in the Trainer School who would have to wait until they graduate in a few months to begin their journey.

It was too good to be true.

“Why me?” Violet whispered having some doubt. “I’m just a kid you met yesterday.”

“A kid that risked a lot to return the Pokedex, that says a lot about you.” Professor Oak reminded her. “Now will you?”

Violet glanced back at the Pokedex a hint of longing on her face mixed with apprehension.

Could she do this? Should she?

The Professor was asking quite a lot from her, but shouldn’t that be more of a reason to accept?

Then again she might screw this up somehow.

But with it she could accomplish her goal and see the world.

A bit at war with herself, Violet came to a decision and looked at Professor Oak with clear determination in her eyes, a rare sight for those who knew her. “I’ll do it.”

“Splendid!” Professor Oak sounded excited. “Now the Pokedex is yours to use as you wish, within reason that is, I’ll start off by creating a Trainer ID for you and register you as an assistant alongside my Grandson Green.”

“Green?” Violet asked not expecting that.

“Yes, he has the other Pokedex I mentioned,” Professor Oak explained with Violet not expecting that. “As such both of you will be helping me out, he’s somewhere out in Route 31 at the moment.”

Professor Oak was about to suggest that perhaps they would meet up but decided not to as while he loved his Grandson he wasn’t blind to how cold the young trainer could be.

Hopefully his journey would help him be a little friendly towards others.


 

Slowly Violet trudged on back home in thought, looking at the Pokedex that was now officially hers in one hand and the other being her new Trainer ID that was blue to signify her being a rookie, something she shouldn’t even have as of yet.

This was an outcome she never expected.

She was officially a trainer instead of a student with a Pokemon.

As such she had the standard start of 3000 Pokedollars, she could buy trainer related items such as Antidotes, Paralyze Heals, etc and she could legally travel the region now and was legally an adult in the eyes of the Kanto Region which was just crazy to think about.

For a second, Violet imagined the look on Lucy’s face when she hears about this with a rather vindictive smile, but she shook her head with her shoulders slumped knowing that despite this Lucy would still be able to beat her in a battle pretty easily.

She didn’t want to think about that.

Right now she had to prepare for her journey.

… Her Journey, those words kept repeating in her head.

Taking a deep breath, Violet thought about her steps.

While she was going to travel around the Region per the Professor’s Request she can’t do it with just Stinger, especially with him being a Weedle, so the first thing she has to do is train him until he’s a Beedrill. She’ll try to catch a Caterpie in Viridian Forest to get a Butterfree as well.

From there she’ll move on and she’ll add the other four Kanto Bug Pokemon as she finds them.

Paras, Venonat, Scyther and Pinsir.

The last two would be pretty hard to find given their rarity but they’re a must for a Bug Team and Paras is said to be inside of Mt. Moon, which is near Pewter City, so it will be the third Pokemon she’ll catch.

That was her plan for a team, but Violet had no idea what she wanted to do. Journey’s were for trainers to find their goal in life.

But what would her goal be beyond showing how strong Bugs could be?

“I guess I’ll find out on the way.” Violet decided as she should just go home and pack.

Pack, make plans, ensure she has food and get a map of the region, so she won’t get lost.

At least she knows how to survive in the wilds as at school they taught survival training in the first month to make sure every kid knew what to do and what not to do when it came to being away from a town or city.

Hearing a snarl, Violet glanced up to see a few Rattata that were glaring at her and while she hesitated, she knew that Stinger needed the experience to get stronger, so she pulled his Pokeball out.


 

“Let’s see.” Violet was back home in her room looking through some supplies while Stinger was on her desk eating the promised bowl of honey soaked leaves with berries, some new injuries that were treated from a stop at the Pokemon Center.

Currently she had different clothes, rope, medicine, food, canteens of water, a local map of the region which would help immensely, some Pokeballs.

That was practically it, a lot of this stuff drained her starting funds from 3000 to 250 Pokedollars and if she wanted to get it back up she would have to win battles against other Trainers. But she could also lose money by losing battles as well which is the most likely outcome due to her inexperience.

Now she just had to pack this stuff into her new bag which was given to new trainers when they set foot inside of the Pokemart after obtaining their license. It used the same technology as Pokeballs to hold a lot of items.

There were rumors that she would be able to fit a whole bicycle in this type of bag, but Violet had her doubts about that rumor. Still, it was a good item to have for her journey.

Especially since it worked like a satchel which had one strap that would make it easy to carry. Though she’ll keep her Pokeballs that contain the Pokemon she has on her belt for easy access.

Hearing noise, Violet looked to see Stinger using String Shot to pull himself up to the bed, his bowl now empty. “You satisfied?” She asked in amusement while the Bug Pokemon curled around her items making her giggle. “I guess so.”

Her giggling made Stinger sit up before bending over as if he was about to pounce in a playful manner.

Stinger was acting like a baby Growlithe right now, it was adorable.

So she stopped preparing and rubbed his stomach, the Weedle melting like putty in her hands as he rolled over to allow more of his stomach to be rubbed.

While she did that, she looked from him to the desk where he was before she realized that he used String Shot to move quickly as opposed to crawling around.

Could that be used in battles?

In fact what else could String Shot be used for rather than blinding others and slowing them down?

“Perhaps it could be used for traps?” Violet stopped rubbing Stinger much to his chagrin and cupped her chin in thought. “Especially if we fire it at the ground under the pretense of missing, it could give any enemies less maneuverability.”

Stinger tilted his head at her incessant mumbling, barely hearing her.

“Then we could use so much that they can’t move and the speed of using it to get from one place to another would give us an advantage,” Violet continued now pacing, getting way too into her thoughts. “How has nobody tried that before? It could change how Bug Pokemon fight! Especially if we add barbs of Poison Sting to it to cause some damage along with immobilizing any targets-.”

Having enough, Stinger fired a small String Shot to her leg catching her attention.

“Oh uh, sorry about that,” Violet rubbed the back of her head with some slight embarrassment on her face. “Haven’t done that in awhile.”

She tends to mumble when she overthinks on something she finds interesting.

But right now she was just happy to find a use for String Shot that she was sure not many people would think of.

Especially when Stinger evolves into Kakuna, String Shot might have enough uses to ensure he could still battle?

That night she was wearing a black nightgown with Pokeball emblems stitched on the hems while she lay in bed, looking over the Pokedex a bit, Stinger curled up next to her.

She was looking on the information it had on her Starter showing the Level Function.

It said that Stinger evolves at seven, he was currently six due to those Rattata from earlier and he started out at three back when she picked up the Pokedex. So he’ll evolve pretty soon if she keeps it up which had her pretty excited at the thought of seeing an actual evolution.

Learning about it was one thing, but actually seeing it? It would be amazing.

Perhaps someday she’ll be able to beat Lucy in an actual battle? Though Violet was realistic and knew she wouldn’t be ready for quite awhile.

But then there was this Green that Professor Oak mentioned, she wondered if he would be friendly or not.

If they were both working on this Pokedex, perhaps they could be friends?

Violet really hoped that would be the case, but deep down she wondered if she was being too optimistic for something that probably wouldn’t happen.

She couldn’t help but hope it will happen though.

Yawning in the process, Violet figured she should get some rest as the next day she was going to be heading into the Forest in order to get her second Pokemon and do some training.

Her Journey would officially begin in the morning.


 

Violet hummed to herself the next morning as she was ready to go, she was just putting the finishing touches on her hair, tying them into pigtails like she usually does.

She already ate, same with Stinger who was currently in his Pokeball attached to her belt, she was packed with everything she would need to get to Pewter City which was at least a good few days of travel through the Forest, hopefully by then she’ll have both a Beedrill and Butterfree when she gets there.

Finally she ensure she had plenty of Antidotes, while Stinger was immune to Poison they were for her in case she gets poisoned or for her future Caterpie as they work for both Human and Pokemon.

It was something to consider when traveling.

Her two canteens were filled with water and she had a few bags of trail mix and wrapped sandwiches which should be enough to get her through the Forest.

Taking one last look in the mirror, determination filled Violet’s face.

She can do this.

Getting through the Forest would only be the first step, but she needed to prove she deserved to assist Professor Oak.

“When in doubt, smile and move.” Violet whispered remembering finding one of her Mom’s old journals and that was something she always said when getting ready for something.

With that done, she left her room and bounded down the stairs two at a time before stopping in the living room.

It looked to be a casual room bare of anything that stood out except for one thing.

A glass cabinet that was turned into what looked to be a shrine, complete with a picture of a young woman with shoulder length black hair showing a kind smile.

It was far from the only picture as there were a few of her in both casual and formal wear. But above the pictures was a single straw hat that she wore in the casual pictures with two feathers in it.

Swallowing a bit, Violet smiled. "Hi Mom." She said to the makeshift shrine, looking from it to the floor. “I guess this is the last time we’ll talk in awhile.”

Due to her Dad being out of town most of the time, Violet made a habit of talking to the picture of her Mom, always imagining what it would’ve been like if she didn’t die from an illness when she was a baby.

Instead she only had the journals to learn about her.

Forcing herself to look at the picture, Violet continued, grabbing Stinger’s Pokeball to hold it up to the picture as if the woman could see it. “I got my Pokemon License yesterday and I have a Pokemon, I think you would love Stinger, he’s pretty affectionate.” Slowly she lowered the Pokeball, a sad look going across her face. “Dad’s doing great too, he’s been working hard in Saffron City and he sends letters.”

There was some bitterness in her tone that she tried to hide when she said that before she felt Stinger’s Pokeball wiggle in her grasp making her giggle, feeling a bit better.

Right, she forgot that unless they were in stasis, Pokemon could sense something going on with their trainers while inside of the Pokeball.

So she placed it back on her belt and looked at the shrine one last time, this time her gaze going to the straw hat and she hesitated.

Truth be told she was thinking about taking the hat with her. It might seem disrespectful, but she wanted to have a piece of her mother with her on this journey.

Would that be so bad?

After a few seconds of contemplation, the young girl caved and moments later she was holding the hat, turning it over before she slowly placed it on her head where it was a little loose.

… She’ll just have to grow into it a bit.

With that done, she gave the house one last look before walking out the front door, locking it behind her.


 

Professor Oak rubbed his tired eyes as he spent most of the night going over one of his old Research Papers, something he did years ago in his youth.

Most of it was outdated but there were times when he would forget something he wrote about a long time ago that would still be viable in the near future.

It was an old thesis on where humanity came from as it was discovered through ruins that Pokemon were here much longer than humans were since ancient times before a meteorite hit the world and killed off a good amount of them such as the Fossil Like Pokemon known as Kabuto, Kabutops, Omanyte, Omnastar and Aerodactyl.

After the meteorite, humans started to appear and throughout the years there was little to no explanation on where they came from, or how they could bond easily with Pokemon.

Though there were notes at how Humans evolved along with Pokemon throughout the different generations becoming pretty durable, not to the point of surviving a Hyper Beam or a Dragon Claw, but they could easily survive being electrocuted or a rather large fall as before they were rather fragile in the beginning. Then there were the papers of Psychic Humans that the Professor managed to study in his earlier years with different questions in his mind.

Were Humans evolved from Pokemon? Were they new life given form? And then there were the Pokemon themselves.

Where did they come from? How many were there? In Kanto, there were said to be 150, though Oak knew better that from before the war when other Pokemon used to be seen around this region before they migrated away to the regions they’re most commonly seen in. How long it would take for some of them to come back was up in the air though.

I wonder how Violet is doing? ’ Prof. Oak mused with a hum. ‘ If she waited until today she should be in the Forest by now.

His Grandson should be in there as well, hopefully they have a good first meeting.


 

“Quick Attack.” A cold voice ordered as a small fox-like Pokemon with brown and white fur slammed into a Pidgeotto, knocking it out. “Just one hit? Not even worth catching.”

The one who spoke was a ten year old boy with spiky brown hair wearing a long sleeved blue shirt and jeans.

In his hands was a Pokedex.

“Besides I already have a Pidgey, no use in wasting a Pokeball if I’m just going to evolve him.” Green Oak said while the Eevee sat next to his foot patiently, feeling rather proud of his achievement in knocking the evolved bird out in one hit.

Currently he had at least twelve Pokemon captured for his Grandfather’s research, once some of them were fully evolved for the Pokedex he’ll send them to his Grandfather, though he’ll keep a few for the team he’s planning to make.

“Now where are you?” Green muttered as there were rumors of a powerful Pokemon going on a rampage in this forest, one that he’s been searching for quite awhile.

Closing the Pokedex, Green figured he might as well train up his team while searching.

After all, he had his own goals on this journey.

To Be Continued… 

Starter

Name: Stinger

Species: Weedle

Type: Poison/Bug

Gender: Male

Nature: Naughty (Up Attack/Down Sp. Defense)

Characteristics: Capable of taking hits. (Up Defense)

Lv. 6

Caught at Lv. 3

Ability: Run Away

Moves: Poison Sting and String Shot

Chapter Text

“Use String Shot! Violet ordered as she was having her first battle against a fellow Bug Catcher who was in the forest, having just entered there with her Weedle versus his Caterpie.

“Counter with your own!” The Bug Catcher, his name being Rick as Stinger was a bit weakened from battling his own Weedle a little bit ago.

Violet frowned in thought while Stinger was covered in silk, trying to think of a way to get out of this situation right as Rick ordered a Tackle.

So with a grin, Violet ordered a Poison Sting aiming for the ground right in front of Caterpie, leaving for the green caterpillar Pokemon to run over it, being poisoned immediately if the purple hue it took on was any indication.

While it flinched with poison running through its veins, Violet ordered one more Poison Sting that scored a crit, downing the Caterpie with relative ease.

“Aw man.” Rick complained at seeing his two prized Bug Pokemon go down, though he didn’t mind as much considering it was another Bug Pokemon that took them down.

He’ll have to see about remembering that Poison Sting trick in the future, that was pretty smart though.

"Alright Stinger, that was amazing!" Violet Cheered as she ran towards the Weedle who looked to be shaking. "Stinger? What's wrong?"

Her concern was cut off when Stinger exploded in a flash of light as he stood up, spraying silk into the air.

Rick whistled in awe. "Nice job on evolving your Weedle."

Violet gasped at that, not taking her eyes off of Stinger as he continued to change, growing a foot taller before a yellow cocoon took his place with a domed shaped head and black triangle eyes that shone with excitement.

Slowly, Violet picked Stinger up, realizing he was a bit heavier than when he was a Weedle, but she didn't care.

He evolved.

Stinger gave a low cry making Violet realize she was beginning to cry, making her quickly use one arm to wipe the tears away while Rick who was watching look a bit unsure.

"Hey, are you alright?"

Violet gave a nod, sniffling a bit. "I'm fine, just happy."


 

When she was by herself, Violet quickly checked Stinger's new information with the Pokedex.

" Pokemon Registered. Kakuna the Cocoon Pokemon. Kakuna has learned Harden. Ability has changed. "

Pokemon #14

Species: Kakuna

Gender: Male

Current Level: 7

Height: 2’0

Weight: 22 lbs.

Ability: Shed Skin-Can get rid of a status effect by shedding its skin.

Nature: Naughty

Characteristic: Capable of taking hits

Moves: Poison Sting, String Shot and Harden.

Information: Able to move only slightly, this Pokemon can stick out its stinger when threatened as it awaits evolution. When the shell is hot to touch, evolution is near.

Needed for Evolution: Raise to Level 10

Next Form: Beedrill

Registration Complete.

“Just a bit more and you’ll be a Beedrill.” Violet said putting the Pokedex up while carrying Stinger who remained silent. “Now we just need to find a Caterpie to train up and we’ll be doing great.”

It shouldn’t be that hard to find a Caterpie as the Forest was always crawling with them and Weedles.

With that in mind, she began to walk through the forest, staring in awe at just about everything, this being the first time she’s been in the Forest.

While there weren’t any Pokemon to catch at the moment, Violet could see the beauty of nature inside of this forest with everything from the dew on the grass to the leaves changing colors to signify spring.

Taking a moment to admire the scenery, Violet smiled and continued onward, ready for whatever the Viridian Forest had to offer.

It was Evening by the time Violet decided to make camp, her legs feeling pretty sore from all of the walking she did.

But she’s also had other battles against fellow Bug Catchers that she used Stinger for, giving him a bit more experience and to test her hypothesis on using String Shot to zip around the field, though she didn’t win all of them.

One of them had a Butterfree that practically decimated her in a fight using psychic attacks, she didn’t even know Butterfree could learn psychic attacks showing that despite her love for them, there was a lot about bugs that she didn’t know.

She didn’t complain because it just made her want to get a Butterfree of her own one day. And even a loss was a good experience. She did learn some things from it after all.

Unrolling the sleeping bag, Violet turned to the small campfire she made, having gathered some wood when it became clear that the sun was beginning to set.

“What a day.” Violet said, readjusting her straw hat while Stinger was currently in his Pokeball, asleep having already eaten his dinner.

Even as a Kakuna he was liable to be attacked by predators.

She didn’t know how long she had to go before she was out of this forest, but Violet knew it would take a few more days. It was a huge forest after all.

Without another word, she pulled out one of the sandwiches she’s prepared for her journey to munch on, looking up at the clear sky that could be seen through the trees, a full moon right now while the stars were a lot more visible then they were back in Viridian City.

It was breathtaking.

She could sit there and watch the stars for hours, but Violet knew she needed her sleep if she wanted to keep going tomorrow.

So she took her Straw Hat off and undid her pigtails only to hear rustling in one of the branches.

Thinking it was just a Pidgey, she glanced up only for her eyes to widen when she saw a Caterpie that was giving her a curious look, though the worm did tense up at being spotted.

Violet stared, her mouth dropping open.

Seriously, after spending all day looking for one this happens?

She wasn’t going to let this chance go to waste.

But unlike other trainers who would just throw out a Pokemon to battle it, Violet decided another route because Stinger was most likely asleep right now.

So she slowly reached into her bag, the Caterpie’s eyes following her movements before she pulled out a Oran Berry before holding it out to him.

“Hey there, are you hungry?” Violet asked curiously as the Caterpie slowly made his way down the branch, sniffing the berry before accepting it.

Violet watched the Caterpie eat it pretty quickly showing she was right on the fact that it was starving before it decided that Violet was trustworthy and crawled down until it was on her shoulder.

“You’re a friendly little guy-,” Violet began only for the Caterpie to glare as its pink feeler on the top of its head shook, a bad smell now surrounding her making Violet cough. “Girl, girl got it.”

Just like that, the Caterpie calmed down looking rather content.

“Remind me not to get you angry.” Violet said still coughing from the bad smell.

Reaching into her bag, Violet produced another Oran Berry that the Caterpie accepted showing her straightforward personality that made Violet grin.

“You want to come with me?” Violet offered now pulling an empty Pokeball out. “The only Pokemon I have is Stinger, a Kakuna, I’m putting together a team of Bug Types.”

The Caterpie tilted her head to the side at the offer, glancing from Violet to the bag where more berries were sure to be.

That sealed the deal as she crawled down Violets arm until she was right next to the offered Pokeball and poked it, catching herself.

Violet’s smile was extremely wide at this point as she had her second Bug Pokemon and this one joined her of her free will just like Stinger.

“Alright, welcome to the team-er…” Violet paused and went through different nicknames in her head before snapping her fingers. “Silk! I hope we’ll get along.”

With that she pulled out the Pokedex and used the see through feature on the top part of the Pokeball to snap a picture.

Pokemon Registered. Caterpie the Worm Pokemon.

Just like that the information showed up on the screen.

Pokemon #10

Species: Caterpie

Gender: Female

Current Level: 5

Height: 1’0

Weight: 6.4 lbs.

Ability: Shield Dust- Blocks the added effects of attacks taken.

Nature: Bold

Characteristic: Thoroughly cunning

Moves: Tackle and String Shot.

Information: For protection this Pokemon will use the feeler on the top of its head to release a horrible stink that repels enemies. It is also a voracious eater that will devour leaves and berries bigger than its own body. As it can grow quickly, this Pokemon is easily recommended for novice trainers.

Needed for Evolution: Raise to Level 7

Next Form: Metapod

Registration Complete.

“Level five? Silk is definitely stronger than when I caught Stinger,” Violet mused to herself as she sat down on her sleeping bag after putting Silk’s Pokeball right next to Stinger in her backpack. “It’ll take her no time at all to catch up and become a Metapod, but Stinger is close to becoming a Beedrill too, so perhaps I should focus on him first and then on Silk, or should I let Silk evolve first and then do both?”

She sat there mumbling to herself before yawning.

“I should probably sleep first then decide otherwise I’ll be here all night.” She decided, checking the small fire to make sure it wouldn’t leave the circle of stones and dirt she had.

The last thing she needed to do was start a forest fire by accident.


 

Now while Violet did end up sleeping well despite how her body ached the next morning from all of the travelling and sleeping on the ground, her morning did not start off so well as she woke up with a sword in her face.

Eyes widening, her mind waking up rather quickly at this development, Violet gave a scared look as she followed the sword to see a figure dressed up like a samurai. “Are you from Pallet Town?” He asked while Violet shook her head.

“V-V-Viridian City.” She stammered out, hoping her journey wouldn’t end here as she wouldn’t be able to get to Stinger and Silk’s Pokeball in time if he tried anything.

“Ah-,” The Samurai actually looked rather awkward as he withdrew his sword much to Violet’s immense relief. “Apologies, I’ve been on a bit of a losing streak to the trainers of Pallet that I wanted to regain my honor.”

“... You’re not going to rob me?” Violet asked letting out a sigh of relief while the Samurai looked rather offended.

“As if I would stoop so low.”

Violet just tilted her head and looked from him to the sword. “Really?” She asked, not too sure about that and after a second the Samurai realized the message he might’ve accidentally set before coughing to regain his composure.

“I’ll continue on my way.”

But before he left, Violet quickly stood up, getting out of the sleeping bag. “W-Wait, I wouldn’t say no to a battle if you won’t.” She said grabbing her bag while the Samurai glanced at her. “I’m not going to be a good bug trainer if I don’t battle.”

That sentence grabbed his attention. “You’re a bug catcher?” He asked not expecting that while Violet nodded. “Interesting then I accept your challenge as a fellow Bug Trainer.”

So they both got ready and sent their Pokemon out at the same time.

“Stinger get out there!” Violet ordered right as Samurai sent his out.

“Let’s regain our honor Pinsir!”

Hearing the name Pinsir made Violet gape as the large brown stag-like beetle with sharp, thorny pincers on the top of its head landed on the ground, roaring a challenge to Stinger who glared defiantly.

This was her first time seeing a Pinsir in real life and it was a good nine inches taller than she was.

“Whoa, a Pinsir?” Violet had stars in her eyes. “You have a Pinsir?! That’s awesome, where did you get him?!”

Samurai looked taken aback by how she reacted while the Pinsir was beginning to look weirded out.

Stinger hopped in place until he was looking at her with a deadpanned expression, as if asking if now was the time to be doing this.

“The pincers look incredibly sharp, you must help him sharpen them everyday and the shell looks shiny, with some dirt on it showing how often he cleans himself by burrowing into the ground, he is well taken care of-.”

“Hey are we battling or what?” Samurai finally asked as the mumbling was kind of freaking him out.

Violet snapped out of it with a mortified look at what she did and gave a sheepish laugh. “S-Sorry,” She said before getting ready, subtly taking out the Pokedex to see that this Pinsir was at least level 8 much to her surprise, though she wasn’t complaining. “Let’s do this.”

“Start with Sword Dance!” Samurai ordered much to Violet’s surprise as that was a TM move. “Now use Vicegrip!”

“Pull yourself out of the way with String Shot and use Harden!” Violet ordered with the Kakuna listening latching onto the branch, barely dodging as the pincers on Pinsir cleaved the ground.

“Hm, so you’re upping your defense to counter Sword Dance?” Samurai mused before drawing his sword, getting in synch with his Pokemon. “Snatch it out of the air with Seismic Toss!”

Pinsir roared and jumped pretty high into the air while Stinger was still moving and gripped him, spinning to throw him to the ground.

“String Shot to coat the ground quick!” Violet panicked.

Stinger listened, firing a rapid barrage of String Shot, making a web for soft landing on the ground, even if he took a bit of damage.

But it was enough as Pinsir also landed on the makeshift web, the silky strings a bit too sticky for his liking until Samurai ordered for him to use his pincers to tear them off of him.

Violet however took advantage of his current situation. “Poison Sting!”

With that, Stinger fired a few barbs from its shell right into Pinsir’s mouth making him hack before glowing purple showing the status condition.

“That’s a cheap move!” Samurai exclaimed at the dirty tactic which made Violet glare.

It was strategy.

But the Pinsir manage to tear free of the silk and grab the Kakuna in its claws, moving to crush him with Vice Grip.

Though he would be injured it wouldn’t be enough to kill him, but Violet panicked immensely, ordering a Harden.

A loud crack was heard with Violet expecting the worst only to looked relieved as the crack turned out to be because of Pinsir’s pincers breaking as Harden looked to be enough before the effects of the poison made him fall to one knee while Stinger fell from his grip, rolling across the ground.

Gritting his teeth, Samurai quickly returned Pinsir, forfeiting him from the fight as while the damage wasn’t too severe, he knew that continuing it would have a chance at making it worse.

“Very well let’s finish this cocoon to cocoon.” Samurai said now sending out a Metapod, the green Cocoon Pokemon standing upright facing Stinger.

Tilting her head, Violet smiled. “Stinger return, I want to send Silk out.”

That made Stinger look at her in surprise, reminding Violet that he hasn’t met the Caterpie yet while Samurai quirked a brow at the interaction.

“I caught her last night you were asleep, I think it’s only fair for her to get some battling in too, right?” Violet asked with Stinger going quiet before using String Shot to latch onto the tree behind her and pulled himself to his trainer.

“Your Kakuna is… Peculiar, I’ve never seen a cocoon Pokemon move like that.” Samurai said after a few seconds of silence.

He doesn’t mean it as an insult, if anything it’s rather smart.

“Thanks.” Violet said taking it as a compliment before priming her second Pokeball. “Go Silk!”

The Caterpie gave a cry as she was let out, looking around before seeing she was in a battle against a Metapod, though she tilted her head at how the nearby Kakuna was giving her a judgmental look.

Stinger for his part was giving her a chance as if this Caterpie was traveling with them, she would be a part of this hive.

“Alright Metapod, use Harden!” Samurai ordered while Violet had Silk use Tackle.

It was going like that for a bit before Violet finally asked after the fifth time. “You caught him as a Metapod didn’t you?”

Samurai coughed a bit embarrassed by that.

It was recently discovered that with Bug Pokemon usually following a Hive Mind they can only remember the move Harden in their cocoon state while being in the wild, but if one was caught and raised by a Trainer they would retain their past moves as a cocoon as they weren’t a part of the hive mind anymore.

Seeing his embarrassment, Violet took that as confirmation and kept ordering a Tackle until the Metapod was unconscious while Samurai groaned at that. “Once more I’ve lost my honor.”

Violet actually felt a little bad, it was like kicking a baby Growlithe. “Why did you send Metapod out if he only knew Harden?” She asked curiously while Silk slowly crawled towards Stinger, making some small talk to get to know each other.

“I was hoping he had enough experience to become a Butterfree,” Samurai explained with Violet nodding at that answer. “He’s close he just needs a push.”

Stinger rolled his eyes at how Silk was boasting over her win despite how it was against a Pokemon that literally couldn’t fight back while he despite being a cocoon, took down a Pinsir which was said to be one of the stronger bug types by himself.

When he said that, Silk narrowed her eyes as she was a bit proud of her strength.

“Well you trained your Pinsir pretty well, I was surprised you had one.” Violet said while her two Pokemon were now arguing. “Where did you get him?”

“The Safari Zone, my Dad took me there on my tenth birthday to catch my first Pokemon.” Samurai said with a smile at the memory. “That was about a week ago.”

Violet squashed down a feeling of jealousy for both the rare bug Pokemon and the fact that this Samurai had a good memory of his own father in regards to her own.

Instead she turned only to stare as both Stinger and Silk covered each other in String Shot, now glaring while they were immobilized. “What in the world?”

“Hm looks like they were challenging each other, you might want to deal with that as soon as you can.” Samurai advised as despite being a cocoon his Metapod was the same way with his Pinsir at first.

Feeling her shoulders slump a bit, Violet smiled and returned them, making a promise to get them something good for Breakfast after that victory. “Thanks for the Battle, it was fun.”

“Indeed, though I lost I will train to challenge you again to regain my honor.” Samurai vowed, sheathing his sword that was still out before giving a slight bow that Violet found a bit awkward before he was gone.

After he left, Violet blinked as she realized she never asked for his name, but decided she could do that if she did run into him again.

Now it was time to eat.


 

The next few days passed by rather quickly, if not a bit tame compared to the first few days as the deeper she got into the forest the less trainers she ran into, not that there were many to begin with.

It was a shame because both Stinger and Silk were pretty close to evolving.

Speaking of which, Violet was pretty unsure of how to deal with the bout of competitiveness the two of them seemed to have gained as they were always trying to one-up each other.

Perhaps she could call Professor Oak and ask once she’s in Pewter City?

Ducking underneath a low hanging branch, Violet grimaced as she wiped her brow of sweat, feeling some dirt there.

She also needs a shower soon, sure she knew that traveling would make it a rather rare thing to do but this was ridiculous.

It was so bad that her hair was currently tangled in knots right now as she didn’t have them in pigtails anymore.

Frowning as she checked the time on her Pokedex, Violet muttered at the fact that it was around three in the afternoon, she’s been travelling for a good four hours today and she hasn’t run into a single wild Pokemon?

That can’t be a good sign, the forest was supposed to be full of Bug Pokemon, yet this part was empty.

So where were they-?

The Pokedex started to beep making Violet jump as she looked at it to see a radar-like feature appear with a dot nearby.

A dot that seemed to have paused and began heading her way.

What was this? Since when did the Pokedex have a radar?

The beeping became more frequent the closer the dot got as Violet primed Stinger’s Pokeball just in case only for her to hear footsteps before the bushes rustled as a kid her age walked out.

Green Oak quirked a brow at seeing Violet. “Hm? So this was why my Pokedex was acting up,” He was holding his which made Violet realize just who this was. “I didn’t think Gramps would give his second Pokedex away.”

Turning from Green to her Pokedex, Violet was relieved when the beeping stopped. “What was that about?” She asked thinking he would know.

“A feature Gramps put in there, the Pokedex’s can track each other, he had it in case one of them were ever stolen.” Green answered looking her up and down before frowning.

He didn’t see anything remarkable about her. So why did Gramps give her a Pokedex? … Or did he?

“Um, so I’m Violet.” Violet held out her hand to be nice after putting the Pokedex up, filing that function to the back of her mind for the moment. “Nice to meet you.”

“That’s debatable.” Green didn’t accept the handshake, not one to be friendly with anyone while she slowly lowered her hand. “How did you get that Pokedex?”

The question confused Violet until she realized Green didn’t know and with his explanation about the built-in tracker he probably thought she stole it.

“H-He gave it to me a few days ago.” Violet stammered out, really hoping this wouldn’t turn into a misunderstanding.

Green frowned, not sure if she was telling the truth of not before deciding to take her at her word for now.

He’ll ask Gramps when he gets to Pewter City, if he tells a different story he would take her down and turn her in to the Police.

“So if he gave that to you,” Green stressed the word if to show he didn’t really believe her. “That makes us rivals in a way.”

Violet was silent before giving a nod, seeing his point as she primed Stinger’s Pokeball while Green primed his own already seeing that he would want a battle.

But before either of them could start, Green paused and looked to the side. “You hear that?”

“Hear wha-?” Violet began only to realize the problem.

It was quiet.

During her whole time in Viridian Forest it was never quiet, she could always hear the leaves rustling, the fluttering of Pokemon flying overhead and even the soft pitter-patter of footsteps but never silence.

Green held his Pokeball warily as he looked around with Violet feeling some fear.

The ground shook as a loud stomping was heard, the two barely catching themselves before the stomping was repeated with increased frequency showing that whatever this was that scared the Pokemon it was getting closer.

Green however smirked as he had an idea of what it was. “Kept me waiting.” He said as he’s been searching for this Pokemon.

Violet gave him a confused look before the bushes nearby rustled as a large bipedal Pokemon with a brown hide that had several raised patches and a cream colored stomach that held a pouch, large cream colored ears and red eyes narrowed in fury came stomping out.

“A Kanghaskhan?” Violet asked not expecting that.

What was it doing here?

“Don’t care I’m here to catch it, don’t get in my way.” Green ordered while Violet blinked before shrugging but being a little excited at seeing it.

Kangaskhan's were said to be pretty peaceful, even to humans-. The Kangaskhan quickly proved to be the exception to that as it roared, shooting forward with a Comet Punch.

Eyes widening, the two ten year olds dove to the side right as the Kangaskhan punched the ground where they were, creating a crater.

“The heck?!” Green asked in disbelief as he’s seen Kangaskhan’s due to Professor Oak having one and this wasn’t anything like that one or any other one he’s studied before Violet noticed something that made her pale.

“The pouch is empty.”

Green gave a start and took a wary step back, a frown showing on his face.

They were dealing with a pissed off Kangaskhan that didn’t have its baby which would probably explain the actions of this Pokemon.

“Come on out!” Green ordered as he sent out his Eevee along with a Rattata and Pidgey with them immediately springing into action with Eevee and Pidgey doing a double Sand Attack while Rattata began to lower its defense with a Tail Whip.

“Double String Shot!” Violet ordered sending both Stinger and Silk out with the two Bug Pokemon doing so immediately on seeing the threat to their trainer, not wasting any time with their little competition.

“What the-?! Are those the only Pokemon you have?!” Green asked in disbelief while Violet held Stinger and Silk sat on her hat with the Kangaskhan being blind from the sand and covered in silk, struggling to move.

“Yes.” Violet said while Green made a face of annoyance.

“Gramps gave the Pokedex to a Bug Catcher.” He couldn’t believe it with Violet glaring, but the Kangaskhan roared, reminding them of the situation while it broke through the string shot and ran towards their voices. “We’ll continue this afterwards.”

What a jerk. ’ Violet seethed silently as they both dodged another Comet Punch while Violet finally scanned the Kangaskhan only to be surprised as it couldn’t measure its level for some odd reason.

Instead it was saying error and from how Green frowned he got that too.

“Something isn’t right.” Green muttered watching as Stinger used String Shot to launch himself into the air and fire a barrage of Poison Stings at the Kangaskhan while Silk covered him by using String Shot.

Eevee was now using Growl to lower this Pokemon’s attack power with Pidgey keeping the Sand Attack up, adding Gust to make a bit of a sand twister that surrounded the Kangaskhan who began to glow purple showing that Stinger managed to poison it.

“You think it’s using Rage?” Violet asked with Green considering that as it would explain the strength it was showing.

She did take the time to scan Green’s Pokemon, especially the Eevee but she was surprised to see their levels with the Pidgey and Rattata being 14 while the Eevee was 16.

This guy was definitely stronger than she was.

“Perhaps, if we can weaken it we should be able to catch it.”

That earned an incredulous look from Violet. “You still want to catch that?!” She asked thinking this was the worst possible time to be adding it to a team.

Even if they do catch it, this Pokemon was too strong to respect them at their current level.

“I didn’t say it would be easy and quiet, just because its eyesight is impaired doesn’t mean its hearing is.” Green hissed with Violet clamming up. “If we catch it we can turn it over to the authorities and prevent anyone else from stumbling on it if we manage to escape, but plain Pokeballs won’t work.”

“So what’s the plan?” Violet whispered with Green furrowing his brow in thought before he searched through his bag and pulled out an Ultra Ball. “Where did you get that?!”

Ultra Balls were notoriously hard to get and were very expensive.

“Gift from Gramps, I was saving it for an emergency which this certainly qualifies as.” Green said while the Kangaskhan was proving to still be dangerous as it spun its tail around to catch Eevee and Rattata to send them flying. “We need to immobilize it.”

“Leave that to me.” Violet said getting an idea. “Stinger launch yourself into the air again and fire String Shot at the ground all around Kangaskhan! Silk you fire directly at her.”

As the two Bug Pokemon moved to follow those orders, the Kangaskhan finally located them due to their hushed voices and charged forward for what looked to be another Comet Punch.

However something unexpected happened before they could carry out the plan.

The Kangaskhan’s eyes widened as she gripped her chest in pain, shivering before falling over with quite a thud.

“Did she-?” Violet couldn’t finish her sentence in shock while Green frowned and took out the Pokedex, scanning the unmoving Kangaskhan to see that there were no more vitals.

“She died.” Green stated in a simple tone, leaving for Violet to nod. “But why did she die? There’s no way we were the cause of it.”

“So what happened?” Violet went to ask only for both Stinger and Silk to glow bright showing that some good came from this situation.

Stinger began to change shape as stingers pierced the skin of the cocoon to rip it open showing a bipedal yellow wasp-like Pokemon with red eyes and a yellow body with black stripes having three cone shaped stingers. Two silver ones on its arms and a sharp yellow one on its lower body, a buzzing noise emitted when its wings began to move.

Silk on the other hand changed into a Metapod that wasn’t so different from Samurai’s.

Violet almost wanted to cheer at this happening.

Finally Stinger was fully evolved and Silk was in her second stage. She was really becoming a genuine Bug Catcher.

But given the situation, Violet felt that cheering wouldn't be right.

Green however scoffed with an eye roll given how he's already fought Beedrills and Butterfrees belonging to other Bug Catchers.

Instead, he glanced back at the Kangaskhan with narrowed eyes, wondering what happened. Why did this Pokemon attack them? Why did she suddenly die?

He had so many questions and not enough answers.

So he turned to walk off, only to stop as he passed by Violet, giving her a cold look that caught her off guard. “If you want to be a trainer worthy of using the Pokedex you need to rethink your team.” He said to her which made Violet tense, having some mild flashbacks to the teasing from when she caught Stinger. “Bug Pokemon won’t get you far.”

Stinger seemed to take offense to that from how he was buzzing, with his forearms twitching, but Green’s Eevee, Rattata and Pidgey gave him a warning growl making him tense as he knew how strong they were to him currently.

“You can take my advice or leave it, I don’t care which.” Green left it at that as he walked off, not caring how Violet glanced down at the ground.


 

Unknown to them, a figure was watching from a few trees, using Binoculars to keep track of everything. “Admin this is Proton,” The figure said wearing a black uniform with a red R on the front, a black hat covering his green hair. “The subject is deceased, it would seem that the serum was too much for it.”

A sigh was heard on the other end. “ Unfortunate but not unexpected, the experiment still provided some unique results and now we know that recently hatched Pokemon won’t be able to handle the sudden increase in power, anything else?

“Yes, it attacked two trainers, some kids who are most likely rookies.”

... And they survived? Interesting, ” The Admin sounded intrigued before shaking it off. “ But inconsequential, fall back to base Grunt.

Proton made a face at being reminded of his rank before giving a nod, taking another look at the two kids before deeming them nothing to worry about.

To Be Continued...

Party Data

Starter

Name: Stinger

Species: Beedrill

Type: Poison/Bug

Gender: Male

Nature: Naughty (Up Attack/Down Sp. Defense)

Characteristics: Capable of taking hits. (Up Defense)

Lv.  12

Caught at Lv. 3

Ability: ???

Moves: Poison Sting, String Shot, Harden and Fury Attack

2nd Pokemon

Name: Silk

Species: Metapod

Type: Bug

Gender: Female

Nature: Bold (Up Defense/Down Attack)

Characteristics: Thoroughly Cunning (Up SP. Attack)

Lv. 8

Caught at Lv. 5

Ability: Shed Skin

Moves: Tackle, String Shot and Harden

Chapter Text

Violet sighed in relief after finally exiting the Forest around night time, especially with that incident with the Kangaskhan from that morning.

Stinger and Silk were currently inside their Pokeballs, thoroughly exhausted after the close call and from a few other trainer battles that she took part in, getting a bit more in synch with her Pokemon, though Silk was having a harder time battling than Stinger did as a cocoon, having been knocked out a few times.

That reminds her, she should check out what the Pokedex has to say about them, though she figured she could do that inside of the Pokemon Center, she just wants to sit down, eat a hot meal and take a long shower. Plus she wanted to get away from the Forest for the moment.

But right now she could see Pewter City in the distance and Violet wracked her brain to think about what this town was known for.

That’s right, it was well known for its stone architecture alongside its Museum which was said to have fossils found in Mt. Moon which was said to be a good days walk from the city itself.

Wasn’t one of the few Pokemon Gyms there too?

She stood there staring at the city before walking towards it.


“Here are your Pokemon.” Nurse Joy said with a smile, giving Violet her two Pokeballs back. “They are pretty healthy.”

Violet gave a small smile at that. “Thank you,” She said politely, giving a nod to the Nurse. “Are there any rooms here for the night?”

“You’re in luck, we have one room left.” Nurse Joy answered with Violet giving a relieved look at her luck. “How long will you be staying?”

“A few days.” Violet didn’t hesitate to say that wanting to recover from the week she had.

Nurse Joy gave a nod, typing into the computer before glancing at Violet. “You’ll be in room 128, it’s down the hall and it’ll be the last door on your left.” She explained to the Bug Catcher. “By the way, did you see the Poster?”

“Poster?” Violet asked only for Nurse Joy to point towards one that was on the other end of the Center.

“It was just put up this morning, all of the other trainers were talking about it.”

Feeling confused as Nurse Joy left, after handing her a card to get in her room, Violet walked over to see a Poster showing the regional tournament for the Kanto Region was going to start up in a few months.

“The Pokemon League?” Violet whispered, not expecting that. “I forgot they do this once every two years.”

It was always something that a lot of the other kids spoke about at the school, she could remember Lucy bragging she would enter some day.

But she wouldn’t be able to enter because graduation from school happens a few days after the tournament starts, yet Violet could, provided she actually manages to take down at least eight Gym Leaders.

Violet had mixed feelings at this.

A small part of her wanted the satisfaction of showing Lucy up by being able to enter the tournament long before she would, yet Violet’s nervousness outweighed it because no matter the Gym Leader they are very different from your average trainer.

They were professional trainers with a ton of experience who use many different teams depending on whoever they’re fighting and their real team was said to be capable of fighting Pokemon belonging to the Elite Four, the greatest Trainers in Kanto.

How could she even attempt to fight people like that?

If you want to be a trainer worthy of using the Pokedex you need to rethink your team. Bug Pokemon won’t get you far.

Green’s voice echoed in her head making Violet clench a fist.

Trainer worthy of using the Pokedex… She’ll show Green. She’ll show everyone.

By doing this she could prove that Bugs were strong. Even if she didn’t win it, she could try and make it far.

And it’ll start with the Pewter City Gym who has-.

Just like that Violet paled.

The Pewter Gym used Rock Type Pokemon, a type that Bug Pokemon were naturally weak to.

Oh crap.


Violet sat in the bedroom of the Pokemon Center with the walls being a stone gray color while there was a bed, a desk and even a bathroom, the last one being the first place she opened in order to take a nice, long shower.

Now that she was cleaned up and in her pajamas, Violet was looking through a Trainer’s Guide, trying to find something that could help her take down Brock.

It shows the team he uses based on the number of badges, something to help new trainers out and due to how Violet didn’t seem to have a badge as of yet it meant he would use a Geodude and Onix.

Seeing that he had an Onix really scared Violet because those Pokemon were well known behemoths that could sweep teams, Bruno of the Elite Four had two capable of taking down challengers by themselves.

The guide did show that for trainers with no badges he doesn’t seem to use any rock type moves, which was pretty strange in her opinion, though she wasn’t complaining. But Stinger won’t be able to beat Brock by himself, if she gets Silk to evolve again however, she’ll learn Confusion which would give her an edge.

Or perhaps Violet could move on and head to Cerulean City who has a water Gym which would be more manageable? She would be going through Mt. Moon where she could catch a Paras who’s part Grass type and she’ll be more prepared when she comes back to Pewter City.

Yet Violet wasn’t sure if she wanted to do that. If she did that she would end up facing an even stronger team that would be harder to beat even with that advantage.

… Speaking of her Pokemon, she should probably check out what the Pokedex has to say about them now that she’s all cleaned up.

So pulling it out, she pointed it at Stinger’s Pokeball first.

Pokemon Registered. Beedrill the Poison Bee Pokemon. Beedrill has learned Fury Attack. Ability has changed.

Pokemon #15

Species: Beedrill

Gender: Male

Current Level: 14

Height: 3’03

Weight: 65 lbs.

Ability: Sniper- Increases the Power of Critical Hits.

Nature: Naughty

Characteristic: Capable of taking hits

Moves: Poison Sting, String Shot, Harden and Fury Attack.

Information: It can take down just about any Pokemon with its Stingers, usually flying in swarms to overwhelm others with great numbers. The Barb on its tail is where its most powerful poison is. It should be noted that Beedrill are known to be territorial and consider their Trainers to be a part of said territory making them rather protective.

Needed for Evolution: Fully Evolved.

Registration Complete.

That piece of info about Beedrill being protective surprised Violet, but she couldn’t help but be happy.

She had a fully evolved Pokemon and he’s definitely gotten stronger since he evolved.

With him scanned, she turned to Silks Pokeball.

Pokemon Registered. Metapod the Cocoon Pokemon. Metapod has learned Harden. Ability has changed.

Pokemon #11

Species: Metapod

Gender: Female

Current Level: 9

Height: 2’04

Weight: 21.8 lbs.

Ability: Shed Skin-Can get rid of a status effect by shedding its skin.

Nature: Bold

Characteristic: Thoroughly Cunning.

Moves: Tackle, String Shot and Harden.

Information: A steel hard shell protects its tender body, where it’ll endure hardships while awaiting evolution. However the body inside of the shell is quite tender and if the shell is cracked it won’t be able to withstand any attacks.

Needed for Evolution: Raise to Level 10

Next Form: Butterfree

Registration Complete.

“Just one more level?” Violet cupped her chin in thought as she closed up the Pokedex. “That means if we train you tomorrow, you’ll be a Butterfree in no time.”

She’ll have to see about finding a place to do some mock battles between Stinger and Silk.

Not only would that help both of them with getting stronger, especially if it was the final push Silk needed, but it would also lay to rest whatever issues they seemed to show over the last few days after that battle with Samurai.

Putting the Pokedex up, Violet pressed the button on the Pokeballs to let them out, watching as Stinger hovered in the air a bit with some buzzing while Silk just stood in place near where she was sitting.

“How are you guys doing?” Violet asked them with a smile.

Silk blinked, shaking a bit to show her answer while Stinger landed on the ground and jabbed a stinger straight up as if doing a fist pump.

“That’s good, we’ll be doing some training tomorrow, there’s a Gym in this city for trainers to prove their strength,” Violet said seeing the two give her looks that she can only assume mean excitement, especially with Stinger’s eyes glowing a bit. “But it’s a rock Gym, so we’ll be at a disadvantage.”

Just like that the two tensed, no doubt having some second thoughts given their typing but Stinger shook it off first slamming his two forearms together with vigor.

It seemed he was ready to attempt it by himself.

Seeing that, Silk narrowed her eyes, not wanting to be outdone.

“According to the Pokedex, Silk will be able to learn moves like Sleep Powder, Stun Spore and Poison Powder which could help immensely if we can get those Rock Types with them.” Violet said closing her eyes in thought while Silk gave Stinger a smug look earning a pissed off look from the Beedrill. “But Stinger won’t have as bad of a weakness as he won’t be part flying, plus Poison Sting is a good combination with String Shot.”

Just like that the two traded looks with Stinger being smug and Silk being pissed.

“I guess we’ll just train up a bit before we challenge the Gym.” Violet decided, feeling tired, wanting to get some sleep. “Be sure to rest up because tomorrow we’ll be training like crazy.”

With that said, she went towards the bed, not bothering to return her two Pokemon, thinking they would like to sleep outside before pausing.

“Hang on let’s get you guys some food first.” She muttered sheepishly, almost forgetting that they haven’t eaten dinner yet.

Hearing that, Stinger gave a slight cheer while Silk just looked at Violet for nearly forgetting that.


“I see.” Professor Oak said on the Video Phone, talking to his Grandson who told him what had happened. “It’s a relief that you and Violet got out alright.”

Green gave a nod, seeing this as confirmation that his grandfather did in fact entrust Violet with a Pokedex.

“I’ll contact the local authorities to look into it, lord knows that Giovanni needs to be more aware of what happens near his city,” Professor Oak muttered finding it odd that the Viridian Gym Leader didn’t know about a Kangaskhan in the forest. “I’m sorry you had to experience something like that.”

“It happened, can’t be helped.” Green said showing how it didn’t bother him which worried Prof. Oak before he asked what was bugging him. “Why her?”

“Pardon?” Prof. Oak asked despite having an idea on what Green was asking.

“You could’ve given the Pokedex to just about any trainer out there, why did you give it to a Bug Catcher?” Green asked not even bothering to hide his annoyance.

Instead of answering, Prof. Oak quirked a brow. “Are you annoyed because you’re not the only one with a Pokedex anymore?”

“No!” Green denied rather quickly. “I’m annoyed because you should’ve given it to someone more competent.”

If there was going to be another Pokedex Holder then he wanted one to keep him on his toes.

One to be his rival.

Not someone who raised something like bugs.

He’s already dealt with enough Bug Catchers in the damn forest. It was enough to make him sick of the type all together.

“Competent hm?” Prof. Oak cupped his chin, eyeing Green with a look of disapproval that frankly pissed him off.

“What?” Green asked tired of the look.

“If she wasn’t competent would she have kept up with you against the Kangaskhan?” Prof. Oak asked knowing how impatient he was. “Strength isn’t everything for Pokemon, I thought Chuck taught you that.”

Green just turned his head away, not saying anything else.

“Just give her a chance,” Prof. Oak told him, hoping to get through to him. “Who knows? Maybe she’ll be able to keep up with you?”

“Doubt it.” Green said showing how unlikely he thought that was.

Prof. Oak sighed knowing he wouldn’t be of any help, and once more wished that Green’s parents were still around to this day rather than dead from the war.

Perhaps he would’ve been friendlier if they were?

Instead however he dropped it knowing that he couldn’t force Green to do that, he has to do it on his own.

“What is your plan for Brock?” Prof. Oak asked curiously. “The only Pokemon you’re keeping with you are your Eevee, Pidgey and Rattata.”

They didn’t seem to have any moves that would be effective against Brock.

“You’ll see.” Green said knowing that because of Professor Oak sponsoring him the man would get sent a recording of his match.

Besides he’d rather win on his own because if he did tell Oak his plan the man might make comments about other ways to do it. Not out of favoritism, but out of habit as Oak was a highly recognized trainer in his own right.

If he was going to become a trainer on the same level of him, he needed to win his own battles.


Stinger felt a nudge waking him up in confusion, especially when it was Silk doing the nudging.

The confusion turned into annoyance because he knew it wasn’t time to get up yet, mostly because their trainer was always the first one awake compared to them and he was about to give the Metapod a piece of his mind before he realized something.

Silk’s eyes showed concern.

But for what?

The question was answered when he heard whimpers making him quickly fly up with a low buzz to see Violet tossing and turning in her bed a pained expression showing in her sleep.

It didn’t take a genius to figure out she was having a nightmare.

Now his annoyance was shared concern with Silk, probably the first thing they’ve agreed on as despite their animosity towards each other they both came to care for their trainer.

The same trainer who gasped and sat up rather quickly, looking pale with terror in her eyes.

“Bzzt?” Beedrill buzzed landing on the bed in concern, not paying attention to Silk who used String Shot on him to get herself up there.

“D-Did I wake you guys?” Violet whispered, her voice hoarse. “S-Sorry.”

Metapod gave a low hum, wiggling towards her, seeing some sweat on her face from the nightmare.

“It’s nothing.” Violet said too quickly, not wanting to talk about it.

Violet didn’t even know she was shaking until Beedrill placed his forearm, the side of it to avoid harming her, on her arm in a calming gesture.

Sniffling a bit, Violet used her other arm to wipe her eyes not wanting to cry in front of her Pokemon.

She made the mistake of looking at her Pokemon, seeing their concern and just like that she was actually crying.

“I-It was about the Kangaskhan.” Violet admitted looking down.

She’s never been in a situation like that before in her life.

One where she nearly died or seen the death of anything. Sure they try to prepare you for it in the school as much as possible, but learning about the dangers and experiencing them are two very different things.

And the adrenaline stayed with her throughout most of the day until that night where it really hit her.

She saw a Pokemon die.

Violet didn’t even realize that she was shaking until she felt Stinger on her shoulder with his forearms around her as if trying to hug her, though his kept the third stinger moved to where it was away from her in the process while Silk wiggled her way until she was in Violet’s lap, pressed up against her stomach.

“T-T-Thank you.” Violet managed to get out, feeling a little better from having her Pokemon with her.

It reminded her that she wasn’t alone anymore.


The next day, Violet was outside near a dirt training field near the Pokemon Center where she could see some trainers with Pokemon like Pidgey, Pikachu, Mankeys and many others.

She did see some evolved Pokemon like a Magneton but they were further down the Training Field giving enough space to 'rookies' with a gated fence separating them a guard standing there to keep people without the appropriate experience or badges out.

Probably for the best otherwise people would accidentally try to challenge someone way out of their league, but she kept quiet while watching Stinger and Silk sparring with each other.

Though Stinger had the advantage of being stronger and faster, Silk could keep up as she took a page from how Stinger moved when he was a Kakuna and the two were actually pushing each other with Violet hoping it was the push that Silk needed to evolve.

Then the real training would begin.

As they trained however, Violet wasn’t blind when she saw some of the looks other trainers gave her and she could hear their whispers.

“Another bug catcher? I thought they didn’t leave the forest.”

“Is she planning on challenging Brock? Tch she’ll never make it.”

“I give her a few days before she begins training real Pokemon.”

Each time she heard a whisper, Violet felt a surge of anger.

But she pushed it down, wanting to focus more on the training then what they said.

Shaking her head, Violet continued training her Pokemon, wanting to make them as strong as she could before heading to the Gym.

It took four hours for Silk to finally be pushed far enough to evolve as a bright light surged from her along with one of the scratches from Stinger’s Fury Attack cracking open.

Slowly a pair of wings erupted from the shell as the rest of the body came out showing a butterfly-like creature with a purple body, light-blue hands and feet along with circular red eyes.

“Fweh!” Silk cried out in joy as she began to fly around while Stinger crossed his arms, patiently waiting for her to finish so they could continue their training.

Slowly Violet pulled out the Pokedex to check Silk’s information out, making sure to turn off the voice system.

She didn’t need any other trainers seeing what this was. Not until she had enough strong Pokemon to be able to keep it safe effectively.

Pokemon Registered. Butterfree the Butterfly Pokemon. Butterfree has learned Confusion. Ability has changed.

Pokemon #12

Species: Butterfree

Gender: Female

Current Level: 10

Height: 3’07

Weight: 70.5 lbs.

Ability: Compound Eyes-Raises the accuracy of moves and allows for this Pokemon to see through illusions and the dark.

Nature: Bold

Characteristic: Thoroughly Cunning.

Moves: Tackle, String Shot, Harden and Confusion.

Information: Its wings are covered in a poisonous powder that repels water allowing for this Pokemon to fly in the rain. In battle it flaps it wings at a high speed to unleash the powder into the air to disable enemies.

Needed for Evolution: Fully Evolved

Registration Complete.

Smiling widely at that, Violet put the Pokedex up and called out. “Great job Silk! Think you can keep going?”

In response, Silk gave a nod while Stinger gave an excited cry.


A few days, Violet stood outside of the stone-like building known as the Pewter Gym, a hesitant look on her face.

She was trying to psych herself up for the upcoming battle knowing it would show if she was capable of trying to reach her dream.

Her team has trained hard for this day and she couldn’t afford to let them down. Not after the support they’ve given her. Their levels were pretty high in her opinion with Stinger being 16 while Silk was around 14, thinking that would be enough for the moment. Especially since they both learned some new moves that would be a big help in this Gym.

So she opened the door and entered only to see a fifteen year old teenager with spiky black hair wearing a red vest over a black shirt with white sleeves and jeans, with two Pokeballs in a healing machine he kept outside of the Arena Room.

The man paused and turned his eyes slanted a bit. “Another challenger?” He sounded surprised considering he just finished up with one.

Seeing that his Pokemon weren’t done healing, Violet shuffled in place. “If you want, I can come back later.” She offered a bit unsure.

“It’ll just take a minute,” Brock the Pewter City Gym Leader reassured her, his eyes going over Violet’s appearance. “What’s your name and how long have you been a trainer?”

“Violet Hawke and Twelve Days.”

Brock grunted. “So this is your first Gym Battle, are you sure you’re ready?” He asked.

Not wanting to hesitate she spoke up. “I won’t know if I don’t try.”

On hearing that Brock gave a wry smirk. “No I suppose you won’t.” He agreed seeing that while Violet wasn’t being cocky like a lot of the new trainers he fought she wasn’t shying away from the challenge either.

The machine beeped to show that his Pokemon were healed with Brock grabbing them before leading Violet into the arena which was a large rocky field with the ceiling being pretty high to accommodate Brock’s Onix and Violet could see sprinklers on there.

“Isn’t that a bad thing to have in a rock gym?” Violet asked, eliciting for the Gym Leader to follow her gaze, seeing what she meant.

“Yes and no.” Brock answered earning a confused look from Violet.

But the Gym Leader didn’t elaborate, so Violet shrugged before they stood on opposite sides of the field.

“This will be a Two-on-Two match and only you can switch out your Pokemon,” Brock said in a loud tone, his voice echoing around the room. “It will end when both Pokemon of either side is unable to battle but forfeiting is allowed. Do you understand?”

“I do.” Violet said priming a Pokeball, Brock mirroring her action.

“Very well, show me if your determination can break through my rock types defense.” Brock declared as they both threw out a Pokemon. “Geodude go!”

“Let’s do this, Stinger!”

Stinger gave a low buzz, readying his forearms while Brock’s Geodude came out showing itself to be a floating rock with eyes, smashing his fists together.

“A beedrill?” Brock asked looking from the Pokemon to Violet, now seeing what type of trainer she was while she held the Pokedex to scan his Geodude. “You’re not the first Bug Catcher I’ve fought, show me what makes you different.”

Violet was surprised that Brock didn’t let out a scathing remark, being ready for one.

But she quickly got over it. “Stinger start off with Harden.” She ordered with her Pokemon quickly increasing his defense.

After all rock Pokemon were known for their high attack power along with their superior defense while Bugs were… not that defensive so she needed to start off strong.

“Defense Curl.” Brock crossed his arms. “Then Tackle.”

“Geo!” Geodude shot up towards the Beedrill who flew out of the way.

Okay Geodude is only practice and it knows two moves. ’ Violet thought with Stinger dodging another tackle. ‘ The Guide said that Brock uses it to gauge his opponents before he sends out the main threat.

That’s why she had to set up for the real fight.

“Rapid Fire String Shot!” Violet ordered with Stinger nodding as it fired silk thread after silk thread that the Geodude kept dodging while Brock frowned a little disappointed.

Was she really hoping to end this by wrapping Geodude up?

He was hoping that she would be different from some of the other Bug Catchers he’s fought, though at least she came in with evolved Pokemon. He still remembers when a kid came in with a Caterpie at one point in his Gym Career.

“Focus Energy and follow up with Poison Sting.” Violet whispered with Beedrill giving a nod showing that he heard now glowing white, using the new move that he learned during training.

Brock’s face shifted to surprise when he recognized the move right as Stinger unleashed a massive Poison Sting, scoring a critical hit on the Geodude.

Even if it didn’t do too much damage, the purple hue that the Geodude took showed that he was Poisoned.

“Focus Energy again but this time use Fury Attack!” Violet shouted the order this time while Geodude was in pain.

“Push through the poison and tackle!” Brock seemed to get a little more serious.

“Geo!” Geodude grimaced in the process before he managed to nail Stinger who was still glowing from the Focus Energy, taking a quarter of his health down before Stinger began to use Fury Attack with renewed aggression.

“Bzzt!” Stinger snarled landing at least three, two of them crits with Geodude now in the red if how heavy his breathing was any indication.

But it was enough for the poison to surge through him once more taking him out as he fell to the ground only for Brock to recall him before he could hit it.

“Not bad but Geodude was just the beginning, let’s see how you handle a real challenge,” Brock said switching Pokeballs. “Onix go!”

Violet absently took a step back as the large snake-like Pokemon composed entirely of rocks appeared on the field, giving a roar that shook the building itself, a look of fear crossing her face.

The scary part was that Violet knew it was still growing due to her studies before she frowned and forced herself to focus.

Brock too notice of that and smirked seeing the determination that she was showing.

Unknown to many trainers, the Kanto Gyms have a secret requirement that helps determine if they’re worthy of a badge, regardless if they win or lose.

The one for the Pewter Gym was the determination to see things through no matter the odds. Many weak willed Trainers who faced him always buckled under the pressure when his Onix came out, but seeing those who don’t fall to it always made it worthwhile.

“Groh!” The Onix cried out with Brock gaining a surprised look, wondering what was going on.

The surprised look came to realization when he finally saw the leftover string shot that hit the ground from the battle with Geodude practically surrounded Onix, covering his lower half and just like that it clicked.

She wasn’t trying to hit Geodude, she was just preparing for the real battle.

Just like that the smirk became a full blown grin. “Very clever, it seems that I underestimated you.” He said with Violet looking a bit shy from the praise. “But it’ll take more than a couple of string shots to keep us down.”

After all, he wouldn’t be fit to be a gym leader if it did.

“Stinger, fire a barrage of Poison Sting!” Violet ordered knowing that due to his size and being slowed down by the trap she set, the Onix wouldn’t be able to dodge.

The chances of him being poisoned were very high.

As Stinger went to do so, Brock just smirked. “Screech!”

Rearing back his head, ignoring the barbs that hit it, Onix roared, the wind pressure of the sound waves blasting Stinger out of the sky into his own trap as the String Shot covered his wings.

“Wha?!” Violet asked not expecting that while Stinger was trying to free himself.

She didn’t even know Screech could be used like that.

“Now Bind!”

“Stinger get out of there!”

Despite Violet’s desperate order, Stinger was unable to free himself before the Onix could wrap his body around him, squeezing tightly to avoid him escaping.

“Onix won’t be letting your Beedrill go anytime soon,” Brock told Violet who had a worried expression. “I suggest you forfeit him for his own safety.”

“String Shot his face!” Violet exclaimed, surprising Brock.

Eyes glowing in anger, Stinger listened as the Onix roared from being blinded in one eye, his head moving to where it slammed into the nearby wall disorientating him to where he was forced to let go of Stinger.

Unfortunately Stinger was unable to fly due to his wings being coated in string which allowed for Brock to call out a Tackle with the Onix slamming its tail right into the Bug Pokemon sending him crashing into the ground where he laid unconscious.

“You’re a tricky one.” Brock commented watching Violet return the Beedrill while Onix glared with his one eye still unblinded, panting showing that despite winning she wore his Onix down a bit.

It’s been awhile since he had a trainer be this tricky for their first gym badge, some of them don’t even do things like this until the third badge.

Taking that as a compliment, Violet smiled and sent Silk out with Brock tensing, knowing the moves that Butterfree can learn.

“Confusion!” Violet ordered with the Butterfree crying out when purple energy covered some of the rocks on the battlefield, sending them into the Onix making him cry out as his health was in the orange now.

Brock called out a Tackle that Silk flew over to dodge, but he kept attempting it not giving the Butterfree a chance to use another Confusion.

Something that made Violet very nervous given how strong Onix was.

It could take one hit to take Silk down, especially since she hasn’t used Harden on her.

Come on thing, there has to be a way to win. ’ Violet scanned the battlefield before her eyes landed on the sprinkler system. ‘ Wait.

Isn’t that a bad thing to have in a rock gym?

Yes and no.

Of course. ’ Violet’s eyes gleamed as she realized what it was for.

“Fly high and use Stun Spore!”

“Counter with Screech.” Brock went to turn it around on her but Violet’s smirk confused him, even when the Stun Spore rebounded to the Butterfree, paralyzing her while she slammed into the roof.

It became clear however when the screech tore through the piping behind the Butterfree unleashing a downpour of water as the Onix roared in pain while the stun spore washed off of Butterfree making her capable of movement again despite the injured state.

“Now use Confusion on the water!” Violet ordered, ignoring how the cold from wearing wet clothes with Butterfree going into overdrive using the psychic attack to control the water making it slam into the Onix, the force being enough to make him slam into the wall once more before collapsing on the floor.

Brock stared in surprise at his unconscious Onix, his hair starting to flatten from the water before he grinned and let out a laugh.

Not many people catch his hint on using the water to their advantage, it was in place specifically for new trainers to take advantage of, though if any with more than two badges tried it they immediately forfeited the fight.

What’s more, she forced him to hit it rather than try to use Confusion on it showing she was able to keep calm in a battle when the situation demands it. If this was her first Gym Battle, he wonders how far she can go with enough experience.

“I took you for granted and I lost,” Brock said returning Onix before pulling out a remote to press making the makeshift rain stop by shutting down the water supply to the arena. “Here, take this as proof.”

With that said and done he approached Violet as she returned Silk, taking out a small, grey boulder shaped badge with the young girl slowly taking it, still processing the fact that she managed to win.

She got the first badge.

“The Boulder Badge is an official Pokemon League Badge, not only is it proof that you’ve defeated me but it can also boost the attack of your Pokemon,” Brock commented with Violet looking wide-eyed at that piece of info, the reaction making him grin. “It’s another incentive to keep collecting them besides the obvious, only four of them can boost a certain attribute.”

“A-Amazing.” Violet whispered looking down at it.

This can boost her Pokemons power? How does that work? Did it work like one of those training items like the Power Bracers?

“And challengers who defeated a Gym Leader also get a free TM,” Brock continued reaching into his bag to pull out a grey colored disc. “This is TM34 for the move Bide, it’s a move that absorbs damage to deal double back.”

After handing Violet the TM, Brock crossed his arms to give her a critical look.

“I’ll be keeping an eye out for you at the Indigo Tournament, but first a warning,” Brock said his serious tone making Violet pay attention. “It’s only going to get tougher from here on out, I’ve lost to some Bug Catchers before and a lot of them give up before even reaching the second Gym, to raise other Pokemon. I’m curious to see if you’ll do the same or if you’ll keep going with this.”

Despite feeling insulted, Violet didn’t say anything knowing that Brock had a point.

It was only the first badge and if Brock did use a Pokemon with a rock type move chances were that she would’ve been destroyed in this battle.

She can’t let this one win go to her head.

“I want to battle you when I get all the badges.” Violet said surprising Brock. “With a full Bug Team.”

Slowly Brock smiled actually looking forward to it, especially if she can keep her determination burning strong. “I’ll be waiting, I suggest heading east through Mt. Moon to challenge the Cerulean Gym.”

With that said he held out his hand with Violet slowly accepting the handshake. “I’ll keep that in mind.”

To Be Continued... 

Party Data

Starter

Name: Stinger

Species: Beedrill

Type: Poison/Bug

Gender: Male

Nature: Naughty (Up Attack/Down Sp. Defense)

Characteristics: Capable of taking hits. (Up Defense)

Lv.  16

Caught at Lv. 3

Ability: Sniper

Moves: Poison Sting, String Shot, Harden, Fury Attack and Focus Energy.

2nd Pokemon

Name: Silk

Species: Butterfree

Type: Bug/Flying

Gender: Female

Nature: Bold (Up Defense/Down Attack)

Characteristics: Thoroughly Cunning (Up Sp. Attack)

Lv. 15

Caught at Lv. 5

Ability: Compound Eyes

Moves: Tackle, String Shot, Harden, Confusion, Poison Powder, Stun Spore and Sleep Powder.

Chapter Text

Violet hummed to herself as she was using a cloth to clean the Boulder Badge, a look of glee on her face.

It was still surreal even a few hours after the match.

She won her very first Gym Battle and this was proof of it.

Now she just needs to get the other seven and she’ll be all set for the League.

Both Stinger and Silk were currently asleep in their Pokeballs after eating, wanting to sleep inside there for the night, so she was currently by herself.

Giving the badge another wipe with it gleaming, Violet opened the badge case she was given from Nurse Joy upon receiving the badge and placed it in there.

“Alright, next up is the water gym and I’ll definitely have a Paras by the time I get there.” Violet quietly mused while reopening the Trainer Guide to see that it showed the Pokemon that Misty used after a trainer had one badge.

This would be the last time she could do this as after two badges it leaves the rest for a surprise to allow for rookie trainers to plan with unknown factors. But for now she was taking advantage of this.

If a trainer had one badge then Misty uses a Staryu and Starmie, but given how that last one was part psychic, Violet knew that she couldn’t use Stinger if she wanted to avoid being at a disadvantage like she was for Brock.

“So next battle I’ll use Silk and the Paras I’ll catch and the third Gym will be the Electric one so I’ll avoid using Silk and use Stinger and the Paras… By the time I’m at the fourth Gym I should be able to catch a Venonat.”

Once she has four she’ll try to come up with a plan for the next four.

… Then again she should probably just focus on getting the second one before she plans too far ahead.

Leaning back, Violet glanced towards the computer that was in the room with a phone attached to it and blinked in thought.

Maybe she could call Professor Oak? It was still early and she wanted to show that she was doing well with what he asked her to do. Sure she hasn’t captured any Pokemon but the two she has, but she has scanned just about every Pokemon she came across.

“What’s his number?” Violet mused just now realizing she didn’t even know before she gained an idea and checked her Pokedex.

Thankfully she was right in guessing that his number was in there.

So she typed it into the Computer and waited with the phone to her ear as it rang before the Professor picked up.

“Yes hello-?” Prof. Oak began only to give a smile. “Ah Violet, it’s been awhile. How are you?”

“I’m doing great Professor.” Violet said with a smile. “I managed to beat the first Gym.”

“Did you now?” Prof. Oak asked, cupping his chin with a glint of amusement in his eyes. “I suppose congratulations are in order, your Weedle has become quite a fine Beedrill and you’ve certainly showed off your Butterfree’s strengths.”

Violet’s smile got wider before she blinked in confusion. “Wait, how do you know about that? This is the first time I’ve called since you gave me the Pokedex.”

“Remember? Any data your Pokedex gains is sent to me for analysis and as your sponsor for being a trainer I’m given access to footage of your Gym Battles.” Prof. Oak answered like it wasn’t a big deal while Violet’s eyes widened.

She didn’t know about that last one.

“First Badge or no, defeating Brock isn’t an easy feat, I knew I made the right choice in giving you the Pokedex.” Prof. Oak told her with Violet looking down shyly.

“T-Thanks.”

It was a little embarrassing to be complimented like that. Sure she took the one from Brock easily, but the adrenaline of the battle kept her from overthinking it.

As she did that, Prof. Oak’s smile slowly dropped as he adopted a concerned expression. “But enough on that, how are you faring after the Forest?” He asked making her tense up. “Green told me about what happened.”

Right, she forgot that Green was his grandson, of course he would know.

Unsure of what to say at first, Violet sighed. “I don’t know,” She said softly, her head down while her hat hid her eyes, the memories of that day going through her head once more. “I’m trying not to focus on it, but it’s hard.”

Prof. Oak gave an understanding nod. “I would’ve been worried if it wasn’t, I’m sorry you had to go through that, especially so early in your journey,” His eyes softened a bit when Violet finally looked up. “Here’s some advice, don’t push something like this down, it might be hard to think about it but ignoring it won’t help.”

Violet nodded to show she understood. “I’ll keep that in mind, thank you.”

“That’s all I ask,” Prof. Oak looked relieved as while he was still having problems trying to get his grandson to understand that, at least Violet wasn’t doing the same. “Now if I might make a suggestion, how long do you plan to stay in Pewter?”

Violet blinked, not expecting that question. “I planned to leave tomorrow, why?”

“While you might want to continue your journey I would advise you to explore the city you’re in,” Prof. Oak smiled, no doubt recalling some memories from his journey. “Your journey isn’t just about reaching your dream, it’s about the memories you make along the way and one of the best memories is seeing different places, not just making it to the next place.”

After all, memories are what make the journey in his opinion and this way if she does explore the city more, she’ll have more good ones to counter the bad ones like the Kangaskhan.

Thinking that over, Violet smiled actually liking the idea.

In fact wasn’t the Pewter Museum an important part of the city? Perhaps she could visit there?


The next day, Violet held a look of awe while in the museum after paying the fee of fifty Pokedollars for a child ticket to get in, passing by a bone structure of an Aerodactyl, one of the Fossil Pokemon that were extinct.

Just seeing the teeth on that thing made her shiver.

It’s dead you won’t see one in real life. ’ Violet reminded herself, though the bones were enough for the Pokedex to scan it.

It’s too bad that Stinger and Silk couldn’t stay out to see this with her, the Museum had a rule about Pokemon being in their Pokeballs and they were even more adamant with Stinger, most people were scared of Beedrills though given how a swarm of them chase people it was kind of justified.

Putting the Pokedex up, Violet readjusted her hat when she walked towards a case showing various stones.

They were Evolution Stones that were used and no longer worked, but they were donated to allow for others to see them. At least no one would try and steal worn out evolution stones which was what made them perfect for the Museum.

They were pretty cool to see, though Violet knew that they were expensive.

Not like she would need them as no bug Pokemon evolve from stones as far as she knew.

Taking the sight of them in, Violet walked away, passing by an exhibit detailing how Pokemon like Clefairy’s were from the moon along with the Moon Stones that they evolve with.

Instead she looked at the various fossils of Pokemon like Omanyte, Omastar, Kabuto and Kabutops.

“Too bad there aren’t any bug Pokemon Fossils.” Violet whispered in disappointment, though she quickly forgot that as she saw an exhibit on the Space Shuttle where people managed to land on the moon. “Whoa.”

“It’s an amazing thing isn’t it?” A voice asked with Violet giving a nod. “It just shows how far people can go given enough time.”

“Can you imagine being up there, looking down on the planet?” Violet asked turning to the person she was speaking to, seeing a young woman with red hair currently pulled into a ponytail and glasses over amber eyes, wearing a black sleeveless shirt with a blue jacket over it, a purple pencil skirt and black high heels.

The woman smiled at her. “Makes one wonder doesn’t it?”

Violet gave a nod before blinking as this woman looked a bit familiar. “Um do I know you?” She asked tilting her head in confusion.

If anything the question made the woman smile in amusement. “Doubt it, but you can call me Kanna,” She said to her. “It’s nice to see a child taking time to learn more about the world, I take it you’re a trainer?”

“Y-Yeah, Prof. Oak suggested that I take time to explore the cities.” Violet said without thinking with the name drop catching Kanna’s attention, making the woman cup her chin in thought.

“Prof. Oak? Quite the connection you have.”

Violet tensed and stammered out a bit red. “N-No, I just met him and he-er gave me advice.”

It seemed that her nervousness was enough for Kanna to laugh. “Take it easy, I was just teasing.”

Violet looked down at that, a little embarrassed.

It was almost enough for Kanna to tease her a bit further, not in a mean way, but it was nice to actually talk to someone who didn’t know who she was and none of her colleagues were fun to tease. Though as rare as it was all it took was one person to recognize her.

“So I take it you’re doing the Gym Challenge?” Kanna asked curiously given how that was the goal a lot of trainers attempted.

Hearing that question, Violet gave a short nod, still not looking up. “Y-Yes, I managed to get my first badge yesterday.”

“Oh?” Kanna looked rather amused at that remembering how proud a lot of trainers can be after getting their first badge. “Good for you.”

Violet will admit she had no idea if Kanna was being genuine or sarcastic.

It was kind of hard to tell with people.

“T-Thanks.” She said assuming it was the former, giving a small smile. “I still have a lot to learn.”

“Don’t we all?” Kanna looked back at some of the exhibits, mostly the fossil ones in thought. “Well it was nice meeting you, but I need to get going soon.”

“O-Okay, have a good day Miss Kanna.” Violet said while the woman walked away.


Kanna made it outside when her pokegear rang leaving for her to pick it up, already knowing who it was from the Ringtone. “Yes Lance, what is it?”

“Just checking to see if anyone made a move for those Fossils Lorelei.” A sharp tone of a young man answered back. “We’ve already had a few attempts at the resurrection labs.”

“No one’s attempted to go for them, I’ll keep a watch on them for the rest of the week before Agitha takes watch, any word from Bruno?” Lorelei leaned against the wall when she spoke, watching some of the civilians of Pewter pass by, none of them glancing her way showing how despite her status she wasn’t as recognized as the other members of the Elite Four.

Probably the reason that Lance had her keep watch as even after a few years they were still trying to rebuild the Kanto League to what it was before the war.

“He’s currently training near Rock Tunnel and isn’t answering my calls.” Lorelei swore she heard exasperation in Lance’s tone. “If I didn’t know him I would say he’s ignoring me.”

That brought a smile to Lorelei’s face. “You know how he gets, especially when the Indigo League starts up.”

After all, the winner of the League has the honor of challenging the Elite Four, not only that but they do have exhibition matches where the Gym Leaders compete against each other along with the Elite Four holding their own matches.

Most of it is to help keep their skills sharp and to show the world the true teams of the Gyms rather than the one that they use regularly for the Gym Battles. It’s also so any of the Elite Four can try and take Lance’s Championship status despite how the Dragon Master has kept it for a good decade already.

“Yes, but you know that the tournament this year has a lot more to it.” Lance brought up with Lorelei giving a bit of a sad smile.

“You mean with Agitha’s retirement?” Lorelei asked remembering the elderly trainer who has been a part of the Elite Four for decades, long before her, Lance or Bruno.

“Not only would this be a standard tournament but it’s also to find a suitable replacement for Agitha.” Lance reminded her. “The League Association has sent in some recommendations of various Ace Trainers who have been making strides, though two have caught my attention.”

“Two?” Lorelei asked with a quirked brow. “Shouldn’t it be one?”

Lance said nothing to that before Lorelei heard hushed voices on his end before the man spoke. “I need to get going, apparently there have been Rocket sightings near Saffron.”

Hearing that made Lorelei’s warm eyes grow cold. “Make sure to burn a few of them for me.” She said with no hint of remorse in her tone.

Team Rocket was quite a sore subject for any member of the Elite Four with their existence being a failure on their part. Especially with how long they’ve been trying to stomp them out.


Violet eventually made her way sort of Cafe later in the day as she sat outside sipping on some lemonade with a sweet taste, her hat currently on the table.

Today was a lot of fun in her opinion.

Sure it wasn’t the same as travelling through the Forest where she had her Pokemon out, but it was the first city that she explored that wasn’t Viridian and the Museum was quite the learning experience.

She did plan to do some last minute shopping with restocking her supplies after this last stop and then leave for Mt. Moon tomorrow morning.

As she imagined the journey through Mt. Moon, a voice spoke up behind her.

“Well you’re certainly taking it easy, aren’t you Violet?”

Eyes widening, Violet turned to see Green who looked like he was passing by.

“Tch to think Gramps wasted his time to give you a Pokedex, I’m almost embarrassed to have you as a Rival on this journey.” Green scoffed.

A familiar surge of anger shot through Violet as she stood up pretty quickly. “What was that?” She asked in a low voice.

A few weeks ago she would’ve taken that without a fight, but after winning the Boulder Badge she was rather proud of her team's strength right now. Enough to not want to take anymore insults to them.

… Wait?

“Almost?” Violet echoed with Green giving her a dull look.

“Yeah, Gramps said you managed to luck your way through the first Gym, I’ll admit I wasn’t expecting that,” Green allowed a small smirk at seeing her annoyance. “Oh, do you wish to fight?”

In answer to that, Violet pulled out Stinger’s Pokeball while Green reached for his Eevee’s, only for another voice to cut in.

“If you’re going to battle, take it outside!” The owner of the Cafe shouted not wanting any of that around his business.

Violet looked rather sheepish at that while Green huffed and turned to walk away before stopping.

“Nugget Bridge.”

“What?”

“I said Nugget Bridge, it’s in Cerulean City,” Green repeated himself, glancing back actually enjoying Violet’s confused face. “I’ll be there next week. If you show up we’ll battle there.”

With that said, he walked off with Violet glaring daggers at his back.

“If? I’ll definitely be there!” She shouted after him only to frown as Green waved it off. “Tch.”

She sat back down now finding the sweet lemonade to taste bitter.

Green reminded her too much of Lucy who Violet was pretty positive she could beat with her team right now.

So she didn’t want to take any more insults.


“Let’s see I’ll need some more potions, the Antidotes are stocked up pretty well and I’m only aiming to catch one Pokemon so I’m good on Pokeballs,” Violet mused at the Pokemart, carrying a hand basket that had potions and berries along with some regular ingredients to make herself some food. “Though it’ll be my first time in a Mountain so I need to prepare, should I get a flashlight?”

Then there were the Repels considering the rumors she’s heard of the various Zubats that ambush trainers at almost every step.

As Zubat wasn’t a Bug Type she wasn’t going to try and catch it, but she could train Silk up against them considering their poison typing would leave them vulnerable to her Confusion attack?

And once she has a Paras she could train that Pokemon up against the rock types of the cave due to it being grass along with bug to get it caught up with the rest of her team.

Stinger won’t be any good against some of them sadly enough. She could use the Bide TM she got from Brock to give him another move, though she should probably save it in case she actually needed it for another Pokemon. After all TM’s were good for one use before they broke so she had to be sure of which Pokemon learned what TM’s whenever she gets more.

She should stock up on more water in case she ever gets lost.

“I recommend a compass if you don’t already have one.” An amused voice broke Violet out of her rambling.

“Huh?” She turned in surprise only to see Brock who looked like he was doing some shopping of his own, carrying two different types of hand baskets packed to the rim with items. “Brock?”

Brock gave a nod considering his hands were full, quirking a brow a bit. “You are preparing for Mt. Moon, right?” He asked with Violet giving a nod. “Then a Compass is a must have if you want to avoid getting lost.”

On hearing that Violet felt like an idiot for forgetting something so obvious.

“T-Thanks.” Violet muttered in a low tone.

“It’s not a problem, I’m preparing to head there myself soon.” Brock revealed surprising Violet.

“You are?”

“It’s where I train my team up.” Brock revealed, though he kept the part about him excavating fossils that are found there to donate to the museum.

While Violet seemed like a decent trainer he figured she didn’t need to know that part.

Violet tilted her head before nodding given how that made sense.

Geodudes were found there along with the occasional Onix, the latter are too strong for any rookie trainers to deal with, so perhaps Brock goes there every once in awhile to ensure they’re taken care of?

“Hey do you-,” Violet began before pausing and sighing. “Never mind.”

“Hm?” Brock gave her a curious look as she began to search the shelves for a compass. “What’s wrong?”

“It’s nothing, I was going to ask if you knew where Paras were regularly found but to be honest I think I’d rather try to find one on my own.” She revealed given how it was her journey.

Prof. Oak already helped her out a lot, she wanted to improve on her own terms.

“I won’t tell you where, but they love to burrow into the ground, so if you find any dirt that’s freshly moved chances are it’s a Paras or a Sandshrew.” Brock revealed, respecting her decision in wanting to find them but leaving a hint of how to locate where they would be.

Hearing that made Violet give a smile in appreciation.

“Hello? May I help you two with something?” A female clerk came up with a kind smile.

Violet went to politely refuse, only to blink as Brock was suddenly down to one knee with the clerk’s hand in his own, his two baskets off to the side while the Clerk smiled rather awkwardly.

“You sure can, I’ve been lost and you’ve showed the way with your bright smile.” Brock flirted while Violet stared both awkwardly and in surprise.

This was a side of Brock she didn’t think she would see.

“Thanks Brock but I think you can find your own way.” The clerk said showing how often this happened.

A flash of light erupted from Brock’s belt with a rather large, bipedal stone-like creature with sharp red eyes and two fangs showing in the upper jaw, its stone-like tail uncurling while the Pokemon rolled its eyes in annoyance and grabbed Brock by the back of his shirt lifting the love struck Gym Leader up to leave.

“Uh.” Violet had no words while a Geodude popped out of another one of Brock’s pokeballs to grab the baskets the Rhydon left behind.

“Don’t worry, Brock does that every time he comes here.” The clerk said with a good-natured smile. “In fact he does that to every girl he meets, it’s how he is and his Pokemon do a good job of keeping him in line.”

Taking that in, Violet tilted her head. “Wait, he didn’t do that with me.”

Not that she was complaining but if he did that to every girl why not her? Should she feel insulted or not?

The Clerk gave a giggle at her confused expression. “He doesn’t do it to anyone younger than him, he’s a romanticist not a pedophile.”

“I see,” Violet really didn’t, but figured it was probably not important. “Hey where are the Compasses?”


“Alright I think that’s everything.” Violet said happily back in the room she rented out in the Pokemon Center, this being the last night she was using it.

She had everything packed up, the sandwiches and trail mix wrapped up. The food for her Pokemon all canned to avoid it going bad, though she bought some berries that were in a bag to keep them fresh until she needed them. Her water was filled back up with extras in her bag and she had enough advice to get through Mt. Moon.

No more putting it off.

Besides it shouldn’t be that difficult, plenty of trainers go through Mt. Moon with relative ease, so she’ll be fine.

Giving a yawn, Violet wondered how long it would take for her to get through Mt. Moon, it shouldn’t be as long as the Forest so she could deal with that. The only thing she’s not really looking forward to is the fact that unlike the forest the ground would be pretty hard to sleep on inside of the Mountain.

“I’m going to miss this bed.” Violet muttered glancing at the bed, already imagining the pain her back would be in after getting through there.

But that was one of the prices of being on a journey and she wasn’t going to let that stop her.

To Be Continued...

Party Data

Starter

Name: Stinger

Species: Beedrill

Type: Poison/Bug

Gender: Male

Nature: Naughty (Up Attack/Down Sp. Defense)

Characteristics: Capable of taking hits. (Up Defense)

Lv.  16

Caught at Lv. 3

Ability: Sniper

Moves: Poison Sting, String Shot, Harden, Fury Attack and Focus Energy.

2nd Pokemon

Name: Silk

Species: Butterfree

Type: Bug/Flying

Gender: Female

Nature: Bold (Up Defense/Down Attack)

Characteristics: Thoroughly Cunning (Up Sp. Attack)

Lv. 15

Caught at Lv. 5

Ability: Compound Eyes

Moves: Tackle, String Shot, Harden, Confusion, Poison Powder, Stun Spore and Sleep Powder.

Chapter Text

“Silk use Confusion!” Violet had a grin on her face two days into the journey towards Mt. Moon on her fifth battle on Route 03, fighting a Mankey.

“Dodge and use Fury Swipes!” The young trainer tried with the Pig Monkey but Silk easily dodged it and delivered the pretty effective attack. “Back off and use Focus Energy.”

“Lock it in place with String Shot and finish this with another Confusion!”

Mankey barely landed on his feet after jumping back when the string blinded him right before Silk had the psychic energy slam into him, sending him skidding across the ground unconscious.

The young trainer groaned as Violet barely refrained from cheering, not wanting to rub the win in this guy’s face, but that didn’t stop Silk from perching herself on Violet’s hat with a smug look.

Mankey’s trainer at least had the decency to accept the loss which Violet was glad about considering she was accused of cheating somehow by a sore loser earlier that day.

So she continued on her way towards Mount Moon, seeing the massive mountain coming closer and closer while she showed both anticipation and some slight apprehension at the rather imposing sight of her destination.

No matter how much she planned or got ready for this place, she was still apprehensive about going in there, but Violet wasn’t going to let that stop her.

As long as she was smart with her trail markers she will be able to get through the Mountain. She figured she could use Silk’s ability to make her way through the place as the Pokedex did say that Compound Eyes allowed for her to see in the dark.

Plus with her powder attacks it should be a cinch to get through there.

The average trainer takes half a day to get past the Mountain with the other half to get to Cerulean.

Just enough to get there and rest up before she meets Green at Nugget Bridge for their battle.

“Fweh.” Silk’s voice from on her hat made Violet chuckle.

“You can say that again.” She said despite not understanding what she said. “I plan to keep you out in case any Zubats attack, think you can handle it?”

Silk gave a low cry of eagerness showing she wouldn’t let any of those bat Pokemon get too close to her trainer. Her eagerness also came from how Violet was depending on her for that rather than Stinger, which boosted her ego a little.

Violet smiled with them passing the nearby Pokemon Center that was next to the entrance of Mt. Moon not bothering to go in as they wanted to get through Mt. Moon as quickly as possible.


Twelve hours have passed since Violet entered the cave with little to no encounters with any Pokemon except for Zubat’s happening which Silk took care of pretty easily along with the Geodudes, though she hasn’t found a single Paras.

Even the trainers she did find in the caves were no match for her team, such as a fellow Bug Catcher she found in the beginning along with a girl who had a Clefairy much to her surprise and another trainer who had a Voltorb and Magnemite, which was a very bad match up against her team especially with them knowing electric attacks which could easily take Silk down and cripple Stinger with a paralysis if he got hit.

She still won and her income that she spent for supplies to get through this Mountain was slowly building back up with interest. Not only that, but she did find some good stuff that people have dropped in the cave like a few Potions, an extra Escape Rope and even a TM which confused her because no one in their right mind would drop one.

Too bad it was for Water Gun, she can’t really teach it to any Bug Pokemon, but it could help her get some money back as selling a TM would get her a lot.

So all in all, Violet was satisfied with this cave so far even if it was taking forever.

But something was wrong, the deeper she walked into the mountain the more the presence of wild Pokemon and trainers dwindling with each step which made her think that perhaps something like with what happened with the Kangaskhan and she primed Stinger’s Pokeball in case she needed to let him out.

“See anything Silk?” Violet whispered as the Butterfree was flying around, but she shook her head at the question leaving for the young girl to feel some relief.

Finding a ladder, Violet followed it down out of curiosity given how the guide to Mt. Moon didn’t say anything about ladders before she found herself in a room with a ton of fresh dirt everywhere.

Eyes widening, Violet remembered Brock’s advice and glanced around the room hoping this was the right area.

“Silk can you sense any Pokemon around?” Violet tried with Silk hovering in the air before her eyes began to glow blue right as she pulled the nearest Pokemon right out of its hiding place in the dirt.

It was an orange cicada like Pokemon with three pairs of legs, the front two being rather large, almost like pincers while two red capped mushrooms with yellow spots were on its back.

“Ras?!” The wild Paras struggled against the Psychic energy while Violet now had stars in her eyes.

“Oh man an actual Paras!” Violet exclaimed moving to look all around the trapped bug. “Its front legs are sharp, and the tochukaso mushrooms look pretty fresh, which means this one is very young.”

“Par?” Paras gave Violet a weird look as it kept struggling while Silk shook her head in a fond manner.

Violet kept up with her inspection before pulling a Pokeball out with a rather sheepish grin. “I should probably just catch you before Silk gets tired.”

With that done, she gently tossed the Pokeball, easily catching the Paras who didn’t put up much of a fight due to how the Confusion was making it rather dizzy.

“Alright welcome to the team.” Violet cheered at having her third Pokemon.

She was halfway done putting together her team.

Taking out the Pokedex, she scanned the Pokeball holding her new Paras.

Pokemon Registered. Paras the Mushroom Pokemon.

Pokemon #46

Species: Paras

Gender: Female

Current Level: 7

Height: 1’00

Weight: 11.9 lbs.

Ability: Dry Skin- Restores Health if sprayed with water, however if this Pokemon is hit with fire it will be severely injured.

Nature: Naive

Characteristic: Hates to Lose.

Moves: Scratch

Information: Paras have parasitic mushrooms known as Tuchakaso’s growing on its back that are sought for medicine that is said to extend one’s life. They grow by drawing nutrients from its host.

Needed for Evolution: Raise to Level 24

Next Form: Parasect

Registration Done.

“Parasitic mushrooms? Hm,” Violet looked at the Pokeball in thought while putting the Pokedex up. “I’ll call you Parasite.”

Placing Parasite’s Pokeball on her belt, Violet grinned up at Silk. “Thanks for holding her in place Silk, your Confusion is getting stronger.”

“Fweh.” Silk preened at the praise.

Deciding to compare levels, Violet checked the Pokedex to see that Stinger was at least 18 while Silk was 19 and to her surprise learned a new move.

“Supersonic? Isn’t that what the Zubats use for Sonar?” Violet muttered with intrigue while she continued to walk towards the other end of the dirt room where another ladder was seen. “It’s also good for confusing enemies making it a great addition for strategies.”

Still if she was right then both Stinger and Silk are leagues ahead of Parasite, so she should try to train him up but there are some problems.

Parasite only knew Scratch at the moment and it’s not going to be effective against any of the Geodudes and the Zubats would take advantage of her part grass typing.

“Well raising Stinger and Silk wasn’t easy at first but I managed, so Parasite will be a piece of cake in comparison.” Violet decided already thinking of several training strategies to help her new team member out.

Upon climbing the ladder to a new room that looked to be a dead end, Violet hummed in thought before turning to see someone who was just as surprised to see her.

“What the-? I thought we cleared this part of the cave out.” A Team Rocket Grunt said in surprise while Violet idly took a step back, her mind flashed back to her run in with these people in Pallet Town along with Prof. Oak’s warning about them.

'A lot of criminals were pardoned to help with the war effort but they stuck together, forming a group that would eventually become known as Team Rocket. While they did help secure a victory for the Kanto Region, they began to cause problems and even outright mistreated Pokemon, using them as tools for both war and crime.

“Alright kid, just make this easy on yourself,” The Rocket Grunt said priming a Pokeball in one hand while reaching to his side where Violet could see a whip much to her shock. “I don’t like the idea of hurting a kid, but you being here interferes with our mission.”

“Silk Supersonic!” Violet ordered, her tone showing some fear right as Silk flew out of the hole in the ground catching the Rocket Grunt off guard before he could release his Pokemon.

Silk cried out, some sound waves erupting from her messing with the Grunt’s senses enough to where he dropped the Pokeball and stepped back as if drunk before the Butterfree unleashed a Sleep Powder knocking him out.

As the Grunt crumpled to the floor, Violet stared at him, trying to comprehend what just happened.

Team Rocket was here and they were on a mission?

That meant there were probably more of them deeper in the Mountain.

Just like that the thought of a fun and easy time through this place disappeared as Violet contemplated her choices, no longer caring about training Parasite in here.

She needed to get out of there and call the Police.

But with how long it took to get here, backtracking to Pewter City would take even longer and someone else less unfortunate might get caught-wait.

This guy thought this part of the cave was cleared out, that meant they might’ve taken some other trainers out already.

“W-What do I do?” Violet whispered backing up until she was against a wall, shaking.

What could she do? These were criminals who evaded the Elite Four for a decade and she was a kid.

There was no way she could win in a straight up fight.

Even if she did, there would be no doubt that she would end up on Team Rocket’s radar.

Violet was beginning to hyperventilate at that thought.

“Fweh.” Silk landed on her hat in an effort to calm her down.

“S-Sorry.” Violet choked out, trying to breathe.

Taking a few deep breaths, Violet came to a realization.

They don’t have to know it was her, as long as Silk was out she had an advantage. She could put these guys to sleep before they even knew she was here.

And by doing that she could slip by and get to Cerulean City to call the Police.

“Silk. If you see any member of Team Rocket, take them out with Sleep Powder.” Violet ordered with the Butterfree nodding.

While the Bug might not know what was going on, she knew that her trainer was scared of these people and that was enough for her to be wary.

Slowly, Violet left the room and backtracked to the main part of the cave, but now going slowly trying not to make a sound.

The last thing she needed to do was walk right into another Rocket Grunt.

But why are they here? ’ Violet thought glancing around the corner to see at least three of them mining the wall while one was on Guard Duty. ‘ What could be in Mt. Moon that would get their attention?

It didn’t take too long for Silk to fly in there and put them to sleep, while Violet was surprised that they didn’t seem to have a Pokemon out at all times though she wasn’t complaining.

It went on like that for awhile with Violet ambushing the Rocket Members thinking she might be able to pull this off before a voice cut through her plan.

“Sludge!”

Eyes widening, Violet barely managed to duck as a giant glob of purple hit the wall behind her, making it sizzle as she saw a rather large purple serpent with a large hood beneath its head with a pattern on its stomach that resembled an angry face with the eyes being red and yellow surrounded by black while a black mark was beneath them in a v-shape pattern.

An Arbok? ’ Violet thought recognizing the Pokemon and from the scars it had it was a pretty experienced one.

“I must say you are either very brave or very foolish to attack us,” A voice echoed around Violet as she didn’t know where it was coming from. “Possibly both, but I do applaud your strategy, very few young ones value status inducing moves, yet you do it without hesitation.”

Silk immediately got in front of Violet who sent out Stinger who yawned before getting serious at seeing that Arbok.

Violet almost pulled the Pokedex out to check its level, but she hesitated not wanting whoever was speaking to see it.

“Hm, nothing to say?” The voice asked rather sharply. “Are the consequences of your actions finally dawning on you?”

“Stinger use String Shot on the ground to entrap it,” Violet whispered trying to keep the fear she was feeling hidden, despite how her heart was hammering against her ribs. “Silk use Sleep Powder, we need to put this Pokemon to sleep.”

It was their only chance, in a straight up fight they would be annihilated and Poison Powder won’t work on this Arbok.

“As if I’ll let you do that.” The voice scoffed, surprising Violet because she whispered those orders.

Just how keen was this guy’s hearing?

“Arbok use Rock Slide!” The man ordered and the Arbok moved before either of her Pokemon could react with its tail slamming into the ground causing for the rocks to fall towards Violet and her Pokemon eliciting for her to dive out of the way, returning Silk easily knocked out while Stinger barely managed to dodge it.

Where was this guy?!?

Not knowing where the unknown enemy was making Violet very nervous before the Arbok dove into the ground with a Dig leading for Stinger to tense, trying to figure out where it was but the Arbok dove out of the ground in front of Violet making her scream as Stinger whirled around in shock, his buzzing getting awfully loud.

“Toxic!” The voice ordered showing that this guy had no qualms with killing as the Arbok lunged forward with its fangs glowing.

On pure adrenaline, Violet dove to the floor with the Arbok biting into one of the rocks that nearly crushed her earlier, the Arbok easily shattering it with the poison in its jaws melting the pieces and turning towards her only for a rock to come out of nowhere to hit its head.

Slowly the Arbok turned to see Stinger using his String Shot for a makeshift Rock Throw glaring at the Arbok for trying to kill his trainer.

“Hm, interesting your Beedrill is very creative despite being vastly outmatched,” The voice mused before sounding like it was behind Violet. “Although that won’t be enough to take down my Arbok.”

Whirling around, Violet took a step back at seeing the man who came out of nowhere wearing a standard Team Rocket Uniform with a hat covering his hair but he also wore a red scarf that covered the lower part of his face managing to mask his identity, with his arms crossed as his eyes looked Violet over seemingly thinking something over.

“You have potential.” The man mused his eyes flickering from Violet to his Arbok who used the move Glare on Stinger, paralyzing him.

Finding some courage despite how much she was shaking, Violet forced herself to glare at the man who seemed more amused by this bravado.

“You can continue this futile effort to fight, but as admirable as your courage would be, you won’t achieve anything but your own death,” The man’s gaze hardened to drive that point forward. “But it would be such a waste given the promise you’ve shown.”

“Promise?” Violet asked not getting at what the man was getting at.

“While I’m displeased with how easily the grunts were taken down and I will ensure they hear how displeased I am,” The man had a hint of a snarl showing it. “The fact remains that you despite your age outwitted them, Team Rocket could use talent like that.”

With that the man held a hand out and Violet immediately got what he was saying.

He was offering Violet a place in Team Rocket.

Not even thinking, Violet glared. “No.” She refused in disgust of being asked that.

From everything she’s seen and heard of Team Rocket so far, she wanted nothing to do with them.

“A pity.” Before Violet could blink, the man threw a freaking shuriken that shot past Violet’s face, giving a small cut on her cheek before it hit the wall behind her.

Why did he miss-?

A flash of light made Violet turn only to pale as she saw the shuriken was actually a Pokeball that was modified into one right as another Poison Pokemon showed itself.

This new Pokemon had a slimy, sludge like body with black beady eyes and a large mouth showing a gray tongue and it quickly engulfed Violet before she could scream, it’s body covering her, its arms grabbing hers while her straw hat was knocked off her head.

But the worst part was the smell that came from this new Pokemon, it was like raw sewage making her gag as it was difficult to breathe.

“Bzt!” Stinger panicked as he tried to fight the paralysis only for the Arbok to use Wrap to ensure he doesn’t escape.

“Stin-Mph!” Violet tried to call out but the Grimer covered her mouth while the man just watched with a cruel look.

“You’re not the only one to use Status Moves against your opponents child. Poison, Paralysis, Sleep the terror of strategies like those are vastly underestimated.” The man said before turning to walk away. “Grimer suffocate her.”

Immediately the part of the Grimer’s body that was covering her mouth forced its way into her mouth and nose.

Violet struggled despite how the Grimer had a tight hold on her, tears forming on her face as she tried desperately to breathe, her thoughts all over the place in her panic, twisting and turning to try and find some sort of leverage to escape, her lungs slowly beginning to burn from a lack of oxygen.

Was this really how it was going to end?!

Slowly her struggles were getting weaker as the tears were streaming down her face as her vision was swimming.

She was scared.

She didn’t want to die.

She had so much she wanted to do, to see.

Mom. ’ Violet managed to get a sob out through the choking, her eyes landing on the nearby straw hat.

ICE PUNCH! ” A voice roared out catching the man off guard as a Rhydon shot into the scene slamming a fist into the Grimer.

The ice spread out on it right as the Rhydon managed to rip Violet free of its grasp, tossing her back before someone caught her.

Gasping as air rushed back into her lungs, Violet retched, coughing up bits and pieces of sludge while the person who saved her glared at the man.

“And here I thought Team Rocket couldn’t get any lower.” Brock said glaring at the man who tensed, not expecting a Gym Leader, especially as the ice fully covered the Grimer before the Rhydon smashed it to pieces putting the Grimer in critical condition.

That was followed by another rock Pokemon bursting out of the ground, slamming into the Arbok with enough force to make it let go of Stinger, this one being a bipedal Pokemon with a spherical body covered in a shell of green plated rocks with its head showing on the center while it grasped the Arbok with its two arms before delivering a Mega Punch.

“B-Brock?” Violet managed to get out a bit light-headed from the lack of oxygen.

“Sorry you had to go through that.” He apologized before keeping his attention on the Team Rocket Member, recognizing him as one of the Infamous Executives.

He knew something was off when he was mining for Fossils, but to think Team Rocket was here, how many other trainers did they ambush before he got here?

The Rocket Executive however frowned as while he could hold his own against a Gym Leader, he has various reasons not to use his real Pokemon.

So he needs to retreat.

“It would seem that our mission here is a failure,” The Executive said bowing his head, but smirking beneath his scarf. “A pity but not a complete waste.”

With that he turned to walk away.

“If you think I’m just going to let you go you have another thing coming.” Brock warned while the man glanced back at him.

“I would worry about that young girl in your arms, while you saved her from suffocation, my Grimer’s ability is Poison Touch, any moment it’ll kick in and from how long he held onto her along with him suffocating her there’s a chance she’ll still die,” The man said with Brock tensing right before he pulled out a syringe. “Plus you’ll have to worry about this.”

With that said he jammed it right through the broken Grimer, injecting it.

The effect was immediate as the broken remains of the Grimer began to shake rather violently before exploding out of the ice as it began to put itself back together, only this time it was rather large with even more sludge dripping off of it.

But the look in its eyes was one full of pain and rage.

“You forced it to evolve?!” Brock asked not expecting that as he was certain the Pokemon was down for the count.

“It’s a serum we’ve been developing for quite some time, it’s not perfect as it can sometimes kill the Pokemon but it unleashes a Pokemon’s true capabilities.” The man revealed as he walked off. “Good luck, you’ll need it.”

As he disappeared the Arbok broke free of Golem’s grip and dove into the ground, most likely following his trainer.

Brock gritted his teeth as he knew he couldn’t waste any time and the Muk was the more immediate danger.

Plus if that man was telling the truth that meant he had to get Violet to a Hospital as soon as possible.

But he couldn’t leave this Muk here for anyone else to stumble on.

“Rhydon, Ice Beam. Golem use Fissure.” Brock said in a solemn tone. “Then both of you use Flamethrower.”

He rarely killed a Pokemon, but he might not have a choice here, especially with the sludge rolling off of the Muk was melting the area around it. And if what that man said was true, this Muk was dying anyways, at least this way it would be quick and painless.

The Muk roared as it moved towards them but the Rhydon was faster as a beam of ice erupted from his mouth encasing the Muk and keeping it in place as the Golem unleashed one of the most powerful Ground Type moves in existence.

As the Muk shattered, both Rock Pokemon unleashed a torrent of flames that eviscerated the smaller pieces.

Once that was taken care of, Brock checked on Violet only to tense as her face was starting to get flush from a fever setting in due to the poison.

Cursing slightly, Brock began to move as his Rhydon grabbed the still paralyzed Stinger considering he didn’t know which Pokeball was his and he didn’t have the time to figure it out while Golem rolled on ahead to ensure they didn’t run into any trouble.

Violet needed medical attention fast.

“N-No,” Violet struggled a bit finding it difficult to talk. “H-Hat. Need hat.”

“You need a doctor.” Brock said sternly, not getting why she was trying to put her hat before her condition.

Was the poisoned fever making her delirious already?

“M-Mom.” Violet muttered, eyes drooping as she was losing grip on her consciousness. “Hers.”

“Bzt!” Stinger seemed to understand what she was talking about as even he struggled against both the paralysis and Rhydon’s grip until he fired a String Shot at the hat, managing to snag it.

Seeing that, Brock gave his Rhydon a nod as the rock type gripped the string and tugged, pulling the hat until he had it as they moved.

They didn’t see the Rocket Member who attacked Violet still watching from the shadows with narrowed eyes.

To Be Continued...

Party Data

Starter

Name: Stinger

Species: Beedrill

Type: Poison/Bug

Gender: Male

Nature: Naughty (Up Attack/Down Sp. Defense)

Characteristics: Capable of taking hits. (Up Defense)

Lv.  18

Caught at Lv. 3

Ability: Sniper

Moves: Poison Sting, String Shot, Harden, Fury Attack and Focus Energy.

2nd Pokemon

Name: Silk

Species: Butterfree

Type: Bug/Flying

Gender: Female

Nature: Bold (Up Defense/Down Attack)

Characteristics: Thoroughly Cunning (Up Sp. Attack)

Lv. 19

Caught at Lv. 5

Ability: Compound Eyes

Moves: Tackle, String Shot, Harden, Confusion, Poison Powder, Stun Spore, Sleep Powder and Supersonic.

3rd Pokemon

Name: Parasite

Species: Paras

Type: Grass/Bug

Gender: Female

Nature:  Naive (Up Speed/Down Sp. Defense)

Characteristics: Hates to Lose (Up Sp. Defense)

Lv.  7

Caught at Lv. 7

Ability: Dry Skin

Moves: Scratch

Chapter Text

Violet wasn’t sure what to think when consciousness returned to her, her whole body aching along with her throat feeling like sandpaper.

Slowly she opened eyes, grimacing from the bright light only to find herself staring at a white ceiling.

Where was she? Why was she here?

She couldn’t remember anything but feeling fear and horror.

Just like that, the memories rushed back to her.

Team Rocket. The Executive’s Arbok. The Grimer.

Suffocation.

Eyes widening, Violet shot up to a sitting position, not even caring if the heart beat monitor was going a bit haywire from how scared she was. That turned out to be a mistake as a feeling of nausea rushed over her making her gag before she saw a bucket.

Reaching for it, Violet barely brought it to her before she puked.

The door opened as Violet barely finished to show Nurse Joy much to her confusion.

Wasn’t she a Pokemon doctor?

That didn’t seem to deter the Nurse who gave a calm smile. “Good Afternoon Violet, how are you feeling?” She asked checking some of the readings on the machine.

Violet glanced at the bucket as if that should be enough to answer her, but she didn’t want to be rude. “T-Tired.” She managed to get out in a raspy voice. “W-Where am I?”

“The Cerulean City Hospital, normally a doctor would be overseeing your condition but considering how yours was caused by a Grimer’s poison, I was called in,” Nurse Joy answered before reaching to a table and holding up a bottle of water. “Here, take some slow sips, you’ll make yourself sick if you rush it.”

Listening to her, Violet’s shoulders sagged in relief when the water gave her throat some moisture and she wanted to drink more, but the Nurse was very adamant about not doing that.

“Do you remember what happened?” Nurse Joy asked with a concerned look.

Flashes of her near death went through her mind. “Y-Yes.” Violet whispered hating how scared she sounded.

But she pushed that down and glanced at the Nurse, ignoring the look of pity she had.

“W-Where are my Pokemon?”

“Your Beedrill, Butterfree and Paras are currently in Stasis after you were brought in yesterday,” Nurse Joy answered remembering how frantic the first two were while the last one was very confused at what was going on. “You’ll be free to leave tomorrow once we’re sure the poison is out of your system since you don’t have any other injuries except for mild bruising, but I must stress that you take it easy for awhile, do I make myself clear?”

Violet gave a nod, agreeing to that as she laid back down in thought. “Y-You said I was brought here?”

“Yes by Brock, the Pewter City Gym Leader,” Nurse Joy answered, not surprised that Violet didn’t remember that much from what she was told. “He’s currently talking to the Cerulean Gym Leader about the situation but he said he’ll stop by to visit. You’ll have to give a statement of what happened I’m afraid.”

Hearing that made Violet grimace, but she knew why she had to do that. The League has been trying to get rid of Team Rocket for awhile according to Professor Oak, so any information no matter how small could be useful.

Even then, Violet wasn’t sure what she would be able to tell them, she had no idea what they were after in Mt. Moon, all she was trying to do was get through there so she could get the police.

Reaching up to mess with her hat, Violet tensed when she didn’t feel it.

“My hat, where’s my hat?!” Violet asked a bit hysterical given its meaning to her.

The Nurse looked taken aback by her reaction and was considering sedating her before saying in a calm tone. “Your Beedrill had it with him and wouldn’t let anyone touch it before we had to put him in stasis, right now it’s with your Pokemon.” She said seeing her calm down.

“R-Right.” Violet looked very relieved.


It was two hours before Brock walked into the room as Violet was looking through her Pokedex, being given her bag before putting it up with the Gym Leader idly wondering what that device was, but decided that it wasn’t important.

“How are you feeling?” Brock asked, taking a seat next to the bed she was in.

Taking some time to answer, Violet spoke. “A little nauseous, but a lot better than when I woke up,” She glanced at him before looking back at her own hands that she clasped, feeling oddly nervous. “N-Nurse Joy said that you brought me here?”

Brock face showed some surprise before realization showed. “Makes sense that you don’t remember, the fever from the Grimer’s Poison set in rather quickly.”

Hearing that, Violet gave a nod. “T-T-Thanks.” She managed to stammer out a bit red.

“I should be thanking you.”

That sentence confused Violet as she glanced at him.

“I only had my Rhydon and Golem with me because I had my other Pokemon looking through Mt. Moon to make sure Team Rocket didn’t attack any other trainers, they found the Rockets you incapacitated before they could wake up,” Brock revealed with Violet being visibly surprised by this information. “They’re currently in League Custody as we speak.”

“I-.” Violet had no words.

She was just trying to slip by them, she didn’t realize that her tactics would have a hand in their arrest.

“That being said, I would advise against making a habit of it,” Brock’s gratitude shifted to a stern look. “I don’t think you need me to say how dangerous they are.”

Violet stayed quiet at that, agreeing with him.

“Now that’s out of the way, I need you to give a statement, are you up for it?” Brock asked softly, not wanting to force her to recount it if she wasn’t comfortable.

Slowly Violet recounted what happened from her first encounter with that Grunt in the cave after catching Parasite up to when the Executive tried to suffocate her, that being the last thing she remembered.

Brock said nothing, just listening to both her reason for keep going along with her plan of attack in slipping by them.

“I know that backtracking would’ve been difficult, but if you’re ever in a situation like that in the future I think it would be better to do that.” Brock said gently with Violet looking away. “Yes it might’ve risked someone else falling victim but it would’ve guaranteed you ensuring the authorities would’ve been notified.”

Violet nodded to show that she understood.

Brock then hesitated before deciding to share something. “They were after the Fossils in Mt. Moon,” He revealed earning Violet’s undivided attention as a shocked expression crossed her face. “It’s not common knowledge that they could be found there, but by getting them Team Rocket could sell them for a lot of money that would fund their operations.”

While that part was worrying, Violet tilted her head. “But it’s not illegal to do that.” She pointed out with Brock nodding in agreement with her.

“You’re right, in fact they didn’t have to be there as Team Rocket, they could’ve gone there without uniforms to mine the fossils with no one batting an eye,” Brock’s sentence made Violet wonder why they didn’t just do that. “However going in Uniform would terrify anyone who happened upon them. Which is how they recruit others.”

“Like how he tried to do with me.” Violet muttered that without thinking, making Brock whip his head towards her.

“He tried to recruit you?” Brock asked not expecting that while Violet shifted with unease.

“I told him no.”

Brock didn’t say anything, just looking at Violet before giving a nod. “I see, it’s a good thing you didn’t.”

But it also meant that they might consider Violet a threat to their plans given how she did cause quite a bit of damage to their operation, including being the one responsible for a few members to be arrested.

The League would have to keep an eye on her to make sure they didn’t do anything to her in revenge.

“But we do have Mt. Moon under surveillance right now and I have the two fossils they found.” Brock said pulling them out of the bag for her to see. “They’re the Dome and Helix Fossils, pure fossils for Pokemon like Omanyte and Kabuto unlike the ones in the Museum which were fragments.”

The pure fossils were enough for the Lab in Cinnabar to actually bring back to life, something they were currently keeping quiet from the Public for now. Lance already had an Aerodactyl he was training up to add to his team, preparing to reveal it when the Indigo League starts up.

They were hoping to take Team Rocket out before that happens though.

A part of Brock wanted to give Violet one of the fossils to reward her for her actions, but the more rational side told him that doing so would make her an even bigger target if Team Rocket ever found out about it.

So he was keeping these to keep them focused on him.

“Whoa,” Violet looked at the fossils in awe, actually seeing a pure one was very rare. “C-Can I-?”

She cut herself off a bit shy, but Brock smiled and held one out for her to feel for herself.

It seemed that she was taking to seeing one as a reward in itself.


Violet took a deep breath as she exited the Hospital early the next day, happy to be out of there.

Especially with both her hat that was back on her head and her Pokemon who were currently on her belt, still in Stasis.

Something she planned to undo once she was away from the Hospital.

Especially since she had at least two days before she was to meet Green at Nugget Bridge. While it wasn’t enough time to get Parasite up to snuff with Stinger and Silk, it should give him enough training for him to at least put up a bit of a fight against the boy.

A part of Violet wondered if she should still be focusing on that battle after what happened but she shook that part away.

She couldn’t not show up, Green will never let her live it down.

Slowly she headed out of Cerulean to Route 04, making a plan in her head.

Unless Green changed up his teams he should still have an Eevee, Pidgey and Rattata. Though he most likely evolved the Pidgey and Rattata into a Pidgeotto and a Raticate.

The biggest threat would be the Pidgeotto and his other two Pokemon won’t be slouches either given their levels during the Kangaskhan incident and Violet had no clue if he added any other Pokemon to his team like how she did with Parasite.

With a deep breath, Violet pulled out Stinger and Silk’s Pokeballs before letting them out.

Due to them being in stasis they were unaware of the world around them for quite a bit. It’s usually used if a Pokemon received a very serious injury to keep them alive until they made it to a Pokemon Center, but it’s also to keep them from popping out in bad situations.

Both bugs once they regained their senses looked around before spotting Violet who smiled at them only to be unprepared when they looked away, shame in their body language no doubt remembering how quickly they went down and at how they failed in protecting their trainer.

Seeing them like that reminded Violet of how she always acted before getting Stinger and she gained a determined look, walking towards them, kneeling a bit since they were on the ground. “It’s alright,” She said smiling at them, placing a hand on both of their heads in a comforting manner. “We made it out alive.”

Seeing them look so guilty made her stomach churn as she was their trainer. They shouldn’t have been in that situation in the first place.

None of them should’ve.

Instead of focusing on that, she did pull out Parasite’s Pokeball. “There’s nothing to do but get stronger so that won’t happen again and we have a new teammate to welcome to the team,” She said making them perk up, no doubt wanting to do whatever they could to avoid that situation from happening again. “Be sure to be welcoming to Parasite, I doubt that she knows what’s going on.”

Stinger paused at hearing that the teammate was another girl and held back a groan at still being the only guy of this team while Silk looked rather excited to get to know their new friend.

The Butterfree was hoping that she’ll get along better with this Paras as opposed to Beedrill.

With that said, Violet let Parasite out as the Paras blinked and looked around, tensing a bit at seeing she was surrounded by Violet and the two Bug Types.

So Violet tried to make herself look small considering the size of this Pokemon. “Hey there Parasite, how are you doing?” She asked only for Paras to blink at the name. “Uh right I guess I gave you a Nickname without consulting you, do you want a different one?”

Slowly Parasite shook her head, not wanting to anger this person as she eyed them all a bit timidly.

The Beedrill didn’t help matters as he tried to make himself look intimidating before the Butterfree just slapped his back with her wing to make that plan go down the drain, chastening him.

Ignoring the spectacle, Violet spoke to Parasite. “I’m on a journey to become the world’s greatest Bug Pokemon Trainer out there,” She began to the Pokemon. “It’s to prove that Bug Types can be just as strong as the others. That’s Stinger the Beedrill and Silk the Butterfree, they’re pretty strong and I want to train you up to stand among them.”

Parasite glanced at the two, her eyes lingering on the Butterfree, no doubt remembering how she kept the Paras in place quite easily with the Confusion Attack.

And she could tell that the two were pretty strong compared to the usual Pokemon that were found in the Mountain.

So she looked back at Violet who was still giving a friendly smile before the Paras held out a claw as if offering a hand.

She’ll give this trainer a chance, besides she hated the idea of being weak. So this sounded like a great deal to her.

Violet’s smile got wider as she accepted the ‘handshake’ being careful not to pierce her hand by mistake. “Welcome to the team. Now we’re going to be training for two reasons, first off is the second Gym who uses water Pokemon, Parasite I want to use you in that battle as their water attacks won’t affect you that much,” She said with the Paras perking up at that before she continued. “Secondly we’ll be battling Green in two days.”

Both Stinger and Silk tensed, remembering that cold trainer who looked down on Violet and both of them were rather eager to make him eat his words while Parasite looked very lost, but she matched their eagerness.

Violet smiled as they got to work.


It was late by the time Violet got back to the Pokemon Center looking rather dead on her feet as she stayed out there for hours, ignoring the small voice in the back of her head that reminded her of Nurse Joy’s warning to take it easy.

That probably explained the stern expression that Nurse Joy was giving her right now.

Even if the Nurse said nothing, Violet got the message, but she smiled tiredly. “Worth it.”

That seemed to be the wrong thing to say, but Nurse Joy rolled her eyes. “All of you young trainers think you’re invincible.” She muttered holding out her hands to check on her Pokemon.

Violet chuckled rather sheepishly as she handed them over.

While Stinger and Silk didn’t really gain too much experience with the exception of Stinger learning Twineedle giving him a very good move to use in a fight, Parasite grew in leaps and bounds to try and catch up as she sparred with the two, only they held back considering the difference in strength between them.

It was enough for the Paras to learn Stun Spore which Silk helped her out with increasing its effectiveness.

In terms of levels, Stinger was 20, Silk was 22 and Parasite made it to 15.

Much faster than it took for Stinger and Silk to get to, but considering how they fought each other to train up, it made sense despite the amount of times Parasite was knocked down during the training.

She planned to let them rest the next day so they would be at full strength to take Green on.


While Violet rested however, across the Kanto Region six people were having a meeting of their own using various Video Phones.

“Team Rocket is certainly getting bolder.” Brock the Gym Leader of Pewter City commented, his arms crossed. “To do what they did at Mt. Moon, it either means they’re getting desperate or they’re getting stronger.”

“I’m not sure which is worse,” A young female trainer said with orange hair styled in a ponytail said, a frown crossing her face. “Either way they would be dangerous, how’s that kid you saved?”

“She’s fine, scared but I think anyone would’ve been in her position.” Brock said before grinning. “She’s going to be challenging you soon Misty, think you’re up for it?”

In response the Cerulean Gym Leader smirked. “Bring it on.”

A loud boisterous laugh brought their attention to Lieutenant Surge who was one of the few surviving war veterans with his spiky yellow hair as he grinned. “This kid sounds like a fighter, I can’t wait for her to get to my Gym,” He said with some excitement. “It’s not too often you get a kid with the balls to say no to Team Rocket of all people to their face.”

“Surge she could’ve died.” Another female voice chided him with Erika the Celadon City Gym Leader giving him a stern look, her black hair held in place by an elegant hairband. “Goodness you need to learn some tact.”

“I just tell it how it is.” Surge said not that all bothered by being reprimanded.

“That aside, from what you’ve said she’s shown to play to her Pokemon’s strength,” A fifth voice said with Koga the Poison Gym Leader cupping his chin sharp grey eyes narrowed in thought while his spiky black hair rustled with his movement. “If she can get this far with only two Bug Pokemon she has a mind for strategy.”

Brock gave a nod. “Yeah she does.” He confirmed remembering how she strung him along in their battle setting up for Onix.

Misty gave a bit of a shiver at the mention of bugs, but didn’t say anything to that.

“Still there’s something bothering me,” Brock commented, a frown marring his face. “That Rocket Executive.”

“What about him?” Surge asked with a quirked brow.

“When we spoke before he forced the Grimer to evolve, I felt a sense of familiarity,” Brock confessed not getting it. “It was like I knew him.”

“Maybe he was a former challenger?” Erika considered with Brock being silent, unsure of this.

“Regardless, the fact that he forced a Pokemon to evolve is more of a concern.” A deep baritone voice spoke up as another figure, this one in shadows spoke up while he was petting a Persian that was visible.

“Giovanni do you ever get tired of those theatrics?” Misty asked as the Viridian Gym Leader always did that. “I swear you look like the stereotype of a classic spy villain, the Persian just adds to it for crying out loud.”

They swore they heard an amused snort from Giovanni. “I have to have my fun somehow,” He said with a hint of a smile showing before he got serious. “This serum that Executive used, I think there was an incident in Viridian Forest where it was used.”

“That’s concerning.” Erika held a worried look. “Is Blaine researching that right now?”

It would explain why he wasn’t on the phone conference, though that left the question of what Sabrina was doing as well.

“He is, unlike the Muk as Brock eviscerated it, we have the body of a baby Kangaskhan that’s fully grown.”

It got quiet before Misty spoke up. “Did you say a Baby Kangaskhan?” She asked with venom in her tone at the thought of a baby Pokemon going through that type of torture, remembering how Brock described the Muk to look after it was injected.

“Those bastards.” Surprisingly that was Erika who had the same amount of hatred in her voice, surprising everyone as they rarely heard her curse.

“Damn Erika, didn’t think you had it in you.” Surge said with a chuckle.

“How are you so calm?” Erika asked, turning to look at him only for him to grin, but his eyes held none of the warmth his grin did.

“I’ve seen worse in the war, trust me this is tame.” His hollow tone made Erika grimace, feeling bad at bringing up bad memories.

“I’ve heard the situation from Professor Oak was resolved by two rookie trainers who barely survived being ambushed by the Kangaskhan, one of them his own Grandson.” Giovanni continued as if he was never interrupted.

“You mean Green?” Brock asked remembering that kid.

He was a bit cold and cocky, but Brock did see some warmth when he was with his Pokemon.

“I know him, he just got the Cascade Badge early this morning.” Misty spoke up in surprise.

“Damn we have two rookies making strides.” Surge really sounded pumped up.

Koga however stilled in thought. “Who was the second trainer?”

“A young girl with a straw hat and two bug Pokemon.” Giovanni answered already making the connection.

Brock gave a surprised start, not expecting that.

“That means she got in Team Rocket’s way twice, even if they weren’t visible in the Forest.” Erika realized, looking concerned. “Do you think Team Rocket will target her?”

“I thought on it but I don’t think so, Lance has an Ace Trainer watching her right now from afar in case they try anything,” Giovanni voiced, easing her concerns. “They might be criminals but they rarely target kids and as long as she doesn’t seek them out actively she’ll be safe.”

“We’re counting on the fact that they’re thinking like that.” Brock pointed out the flaw in that, but he did feel better that an Ace Trainer was keeping an eye on her.

“Right, while this was fun I need to go, I have a large list of challengers tomorrow.” Surge said a grin on his face. “Which means a lot of these babies are being sent to extensive care.”

“Surge!” Erika reprimanded only for the man to laugh.

“Relax I don’t do permanent damage, just enough to crush their dreams.”

Misty rolled her eyes and glanced at Brock. “I’ll call after Violet battles me, you have any trouble making it back to Pewter?”

“None, thanks for letting me use your Starmie’s Teleport to get back.” Brock said happy to have saved time from traveling back.

As he hung up, Erika spoke. “Misty are we still on for tea next week?”

“Definitely, I’ll see you there.” Misty promised with those two hanging up, leaving Giovanni, Surge and Koga by themselves.

After a few seconds, Giovanni activated a program to prevent anyone from getting back into this call before showing his face, a dark look on it as he wore a dark business suit, his brown hair neatly groomed. “You grew too careless Koga.” He said in a sharp tone to the Fuchsia Gym Leader. “It’s a miracle Brock didn’t recognize you in Mt. Moon.”

“Apologies, I wasn’t expecting for him to show up, I was more worried about taking care of someone who was interfering with out plans.” Koga’s eyes narrowed in annoyance. “We lost some Grunts because of this operation.”

“If those Grunts got taken surprised by a kid then we don’t need them.” Surge said off-handedly.

“We’re already low on manpower,” Giovanni didn’t take kindly to Surge acting like it wasn’t a total loss. “Sabrina was in contact with our spy and they say that we have two years at most.”

Surge grew serious at hearing that. “So it’s true?”

“Yes and they’re researching for ways to power up their Pokemon just as we are doing the same,” Giovanni clenched a fist at thinking of ‘them’. “By any means necessary.”

“Should we have our spy in the League take care of the girl?” Koga asked as the Ace Trainer watching Violet was actually one of theirs.

To their surprise, Giovanni shook his head. “No, if we do that then the League will know we have spies among them and we can’t let that happen.” He said not willing to risk it to take care of a single child who is an annoyance at best. “Surge I want you to keep your operation in Vermillion going and I want one of the Admins to be overseeing Celadon’s Operation. Koga I need for you to keep searching for signs of the Birds.”

“We might have an idea on where Moltres could be.” Koga brought up with Giovanni giving a nod.

“Good, find the other two and then we’ll make a plan for containment, if we have the Legendaries on our side they won’t stand a chance.” Giovanni ordered him. “And keep the rare Pokemon from the Safari coming to the Game Corner, our funds are running a bit low.”

With that said and done he hung up, needing to focus on more important matters, such as the file that Blaine sent to him regardings Project Mew as they’ve had a few failures already.

If they could just capture the elusive Mew they should be able to continue as planned.

To Be Continued…

Party Data

Starter

Name: Stinger

Species: Beedrill

Type: Poison/Bug

Gender: Male

Nature: Naughty (Up Attack/Down Sp. Defense)

Characteristics: Capable of taking hits. (Up Defense)

Lv.  20

Caught at Lv. 3

Ability: Sniper

Moves: Poison Sting, String Shot, Harden, Fury Attack, Focus Energy and Twineedle.

2nd Pokemon

Name: Silk

Species: Butterfree

Type: Bug/Flying

Gender: Female

Nature: Bold (Up Defense/Down Attack)

Characteristics: Thoroughly Cunning (Up Sp. Attack)

Lv. 22

Caught at Lv. 5

Ability: Compound Eyes

Moves: Tackle, String Shot, Harden, Confusion, Poison Powder, Stun Spore, Sleep Powder and Supersonic.

3rd Pokemon

Name: Parasite

Species: Paras

Type: Grass /Bug

Gender: Female

Nature:  Naive (Up Speed/Down Sp. Defense)

Characteristics: Hates to Lose (Up Sp. Defense)

Lv.  15

Caught at Lv. 7

Ability: Dry Skin

Moves: Scratch and Stun Spore.

Chapter Text

Violet screamed as she woke up in the middle of the night, her clothes sticking to her from the sweat that covered her skin, looking around with wide eyes before remembering where she was.

“Just a dream.” Violet muttered, shaking her head trying to get rid of the image of the Grimer out, trying not to think about what could’ve happened if Brock wasn’t there.

Looking up, Violet saw the Pokeballs containing her Pokemon and for a second she was tempted to let them out in order to feel some comfort but she refrained from doing so, not wanting for them to see her like this.

So instead she just got up and walked into the bathroom to splash some cold water on her face, deciding to stay up and think of what to do for the day.

There was no way she could go back to sleep, so she might as well try to do something productive and the battle with Green wasn’t for another day.

With that thought, Violet sat at the computer desk looking up more information on her three Pokemon. While she knew Stinger and Silk fairly well and is starting to come to terms with knowing Parasite, Violet knew that she still had a lot to learn.

So she planned on studying up more on them.

For example, Beedrills were capable of using different types of poison that they have stored up in their stingers. Some of them paralyze their targets bodies while other uses can even stop a person’s heart for a short time, faking a death.

Violet was rather intrigued by the different uses and wondered how much Stinger could use? She’ll have to see about finding a way to train that part of him.

They were also insanely fast, something that Stinger can attest to, but he was still slow compared to other Pokemon as his speed needed to be worked on.

Writing down the attributes she wanted to focus on, Violet turned from Stinger’s Data to Silks.

According to the dex, Butterfree’s had the same amount of toxins that Beedrill’s do, only it’s stored in their wings rather than stingers and they can spread this poison by unleashing powders which explained their status attacks. It also helps protect their wings from water allowing for them to fly in the rain.

Filing that piece of information, Violet had yet another reason to use Silk against the next Gym Leader, making her grin in anticipation.

“I wonder if I should have Silk practice Confusion on Stinger?” Violet mused in thought.

Not only would it help Silk master the attack even more, but it could also help Stinger build up a resistance to psychic attacks considering he was part poison.

It was something to think about.

Writing the idea down, Violet began to research Paras now.

“Drain nutrients from tree roots? Wait, then why were they inside of the cave?” Violet muttered in surprise at that.

Though looking over the effects of the Tuchasko Mushrooms, she was pretty surprised that they can extend a life. Sure the Pokedex mentioned that when she caught Parasite, but she didn’t really think much on it.

But she was also limited in moves unlike Stinger and Silk.

So much that Violet thought for a second before pulling out the TM she received from Brock.

Any of her Pokemon could learn this move and while she originally thought about giving it to Stinger, he knows quite a few moves now while Parasite only knew two.

Thinking it over again, Violet smiled and held the TM up to Parasite’s Pokeball, pressing the TM, remembering the explanation on how it worked as the Pokeball synched up with it, the red beam that’s usually shown to return a Pokemon going over it.

On doing it, the TM flashed a few times. Violet recognized this as the process of it making sure she wanted to do this, so she pressed down again and it flashed to confirm it.

Once it was done, Violet placed the TM away, knowing it was useless now before checking her Pokedex to see that it worked.

Parasite now knew Bide.

With that done, Violet continued to study up on her Pokemon, the terror she was feeling earlier from the nightmare now a thing of the past because of her excitement of learning.


A few hours later, Violet was back on Route 04 with only Parasite out with her.

The reason she only had Parasite out was to both train her and because according to the Pokedex both Beedrills and Butterfree often fly around to gather honey which surprised her because she hasn’t seen either of her Pokemon do that.

It was only after looking into it that she realized neither of them wanted to leave her alone until there was more than the two of them and now with Parasite they felt confident enough that she would be safe until they come back.

“Ras?” Parasite glanced up at her new trainer, wondering what the plan was while Violet gave her a thoughtful look.

“Okay we only have three moves for you so how about we work on how quickly you can unleash Stun Spore?” Violet suggested as the quicker Parasite could do that the better their chances were.

First they needed to find a wild Pokemon to spar with.

While that was going on, Stinger was flying past the Nugget Bridge towards Route 24 where some flowers could be, looking around for any nectar to take, taking care to stay out of sight of any other trainer given how his species was slightly feared.

But he was happy to just be by himself for a bit, don’t get him wrong he loves his trainer dearly and he managed to find some common ground with Silk along with deeming Parasite alright, but being the only guy in the group is pretty frustrating.

He needs some alone time and he’s also behind on gathering honey, it was basic instinct for a Beedrill to bring honey back to the hive, something he put off for a long time.

“Fweh.” A familiar voice called out nearly making Stinger buzz in annoyance.

So much for alone time.

Instead he glanced over only to stare as Silk already seemed to have a bit of honey on the hair of her legs and she was already having a smug look that he really hated.

“Bzzt!” Stinger jabbed a stinger in her direction, demanding to know where she got that honey while Silk just tilted her head before telling him to figure it out for himself, laughing at how he was shaking.

She knew him well enough to know that he wasn’t really upset, this type of thing has become a bit of a game for the two of them.

Stinger huffed and crossed his stingers in annoyance before finding a flower with enough pollen to help in making honey.

So he placed a stinger in there to draw it out, pointedly ignoring Silk at this point.

But she didn’t fly off in response to that, instead she hovered in the air, making another cry that had Stinger pause.

It seemed that Silk was worried about that man who tried to murder their trainer the other day and she’s been wanting to bring it up when they weren’t around their trainer for awhile.

It was a worry that they both shared.

So Stinger glanced at her, telling her what he remembered despite being paralyzed and he could see that she came to the same conclusion that he did about how rampant that Muk was.

It sounded eerily similar to the Kangaskhan that attacked them in the Forest.

Both times their Trainer was in danger and the second time they weren’t strong enough to protect her.

So they needed to get stronger on the chance that something like that happened again.

Not wanting to think on that anymore, Stinger changed the subject, declaring that he would be the one to get the most honey back making Silk balk before she returned the challenge saying she was in the lead and it wouldn’t be that much of a challenge which angered Stinger and resulted in him flinging some honey at her making her cry out in shock and outrage.

“Wow, you guys went overboard.” Violet couldn’t help but say as they had five jars of honey now, making her glad that she thought ahead to buying some extra jars after they left.

Though she was wondering why they seemed to be covered in honey as they refused to look at each other.

Parasite thought about asking but refrained from doing so, instead she just looked at the jars with some hunger considering she’s been training for a bit, though she hasn’t gained any levels that day, just working on her moves.

“Um how about I give you guys a bath?” Violet suggested as while she did want to start the training schedule she had written out that morning for them, she didn’t want to do it while they were all sticky from the honey.

Silk preened at the idea of a bath while Parasite gave a cheer considering her ability would let a bath heal her.

Stinger wanted to make a retort, but the stickiness from the honey was affecting his wings, so he refrained from doing so.


The next day, Violet swallowed the lump that had formed in her throat when she approached the Nugget Bridge, all three of her Pokemon currently inside their Pokeballs while she held Parasite’s, planning on testing her out first in the battle that was to come.

Unlike the Gym she planned to face, this battle was a lot more personal.

“So you finally showed up.” Green’s voice made her glance up to see him waiting near the bridge, leaning against the railing with his Eevee out next to him while he had four Pokeballs on his belt showing he added another Pokemon to his team. “I’ll be honest, I wasn’t sure if you were going to show.”

“Say what you will I keep my promises.” Violet said as she would’ve showed up on Nugget regardless, glaring at him.

Green gave a slight huff. “Good for you,” He stood up and frowned. “Did you catch a Paras in Mt. Moon or are you still stuck with two?”

“I have three.” Violet snapped already knowing that it wouldn’t be hard for him to figure out what three they were.

Ignoring how snappish she was, Green pulled a Pokeball out. “Alright then, three-on-three, no swapping allowed. If you recall your Pokemon it counts as a forfeit,” He said explaining the rule of this battle as while the League Tournaments allow switching out, it truly tests a trainer’s skill when they can’t switch out. “Think you’re up for it?”

In response, Violet sent Parasite out.

That made Green smirk as he sent out his Pidgeotto, the evolved form of Pidgey with a crest of pinkish feathers on its head as it gave a cry, towering over Parasite who was shaking a bit in fear.

Both trainer’s pulled out their Pokedex, with Violet hesitating on seeing that this Pidgeotto was lv. 20 while Green smirked at seeing that Parasite was 15.

“Not only do you have a disadvantage in terms of type but you’re pretty low-leveled,” Green commented looking at Violet. “Last chance to give up.”

Instead of dignifying that with a response, Violet started the battle. “Stun Spore, lock that bird up in paralysis!” She then lowered her voice. “Use it to mask Bide.”

Green just sighed as the Paras overcame her fear to make the spores fly towards the Pidgeotto who looked unimpressed. “Gust to knock it back.”

Pidgeotto gave a cry and blew the spore back with a gust of wind, the only reason it didn’t affect Parasite was because of its grass typing.

Green then followed up with a Gust that knocked Parasite back, really hurting her given the double weakness.

“I just took care of your Stun Spore and from the level, your Paras only knows Scratch, this is just embarrassing.” Green voiced while Parasite was still storing up the energy from the Gust. “It’s smarter to recall your bug.”

When no answer came, Green just twitched.

“Fine, just remember I gave you an out, Pidgeotto finish this with Quick Attack.”

The moment he called that out, Violet smirked. “Unleash your Bide.”

That sentence made Green’s eyes widen. “Pidgeotto get away!” He tried despite how useless that would be given how Pidgeotto was already in motion with the Quick Attack before Parasite unleashed a blast of energy that knocked the bird away.

As Bide takes the damage and deals it back double, it was enough to one-shot the bird while Green returned him with a frown.

“Hm, I should’ve expected something like that.” He said, berating himself for not thinking that she had any TM’s.

“Alright Parasite!” Violet cheered as the Paras gave a sigh of relief, collapsing in exhaustion making the girl wince before she pulled out the Pokeball. “Great job, you take a nice rest.”

So far the score was 1-0 on her side.

If she wins the next part then she’ll automatically win the battle and she was excited about that prospect.

So she went all in by sending out Stinger as Green regarded the bug before sending out his Rattata.

“Don’t think you’ll take down my other two Pokemon so easily.” Green warned her showing that he wasn’t going to give her anymore chances of backing out as they both checked the Pokedex with the Rattata being 19 while Stinger was 20

“Twineedle!”

Stinger gave a harsh buzz as he fired a barrage of barbs from his stingers towards the Rattata who easily dodged and weaved around them with a Quick Attack, giving a Tail Whip in the process to lower his defense a bit.

“It’s too fast use String Shot to slow him down!”

Listening to her, Stinger fired a multitude of string shots, surrounding the Rattata, but Green frowned as he noticed the purple barbs inside of the webs.

“Careful, that Beedrill used Poison Sting with the String Shot.” He warned the Rat who gave a nod, knowing that one wrong step could poison him.

“Now Twineedle once more!”

As the Beedrill came closer to launch the barbs, Green kept calm with his arms crossed, regarding this battle.

I see, so this is how she got this far. ’ Green thought now understanding her battling style.

Perhaps the Gym wasn’t luck if she was this strategic, but it won’t work with him.

Waiting until the Beedrill was close enough, he gave the order. “Bubblebeam!”

“Wha?!” Violet clearly wasn’t expecting that as the Rattata fired a barrage of bubbles that slammed into Stinger, the moisture on his wings making it hard for him to fly as he began to descend, having to forgo using Twineedle to keep from crashing.

“Now finish him with Hyper Fang!”

Rattata snarled and lunged at Stinger, moving expertly around the carefully placed traps while his fang glowed before he slammed into Stinger biting into him with enough force for a part of his carapace to crack as Stinger gave a cry of pain before gravity took effect with the two slamming into the ground.

The force was enough to knock Stinger out while Rattata huffed and sat down.

Violet quickly returned Stinger, looking very worried given the size of the crack on his carapace, especially because Rattata were known to be able to bite through solid stone with Hyper Fangs.

“You’re not the only one to use TM’s.” Green reminded her as Bubblebeam was given to him for defeating the Cerulean Gym.

Any retort died out when Rattata gave a cry and began to glow, growing in size to show his evolution before a tawny colored rat stood in its place with webbed feet and hands.

“I suppose I should thank you for giving him enough experience to evolve, we’ve been trying to fix that for awhile.” Green commented, returning his new Raticate as the score was 1-1.

This next fight would determine who was stronger.

“Alright Silk it’s all up to you!” Violet sent out her Butterfree who gave a cry as she flew around, fully expecting for Green to send out his Eevee.

Instead however, he sent out a Pokemon that neither she nor Silk were expecting.

This Pokemon was sitting, levitating in the air with its kite-faced shape being yellow with slanted eyes, looking like he was wearing brown pauldron like armor, its yellow tail swishing.

“An Abra?” Violet asked in disbelief. “But they can only use Teleport!”

Green just smirked. “Thunder Wave!”

Eyes widening, Violet ordered for Silk to dodge before the Abra began to Teleport around the area on his trainer’s order, confusing both her and Silk.

“I’ve had this Abra for a few days and it was enough for him to master the four TM’s I found on my journey.” Green admitted with Violet tensing as this confirmed that the Abra knew three other moves. “Mega Punch!”

Immediately the Abra teleported above Silk with his fist glowing, the Butterfree barely having time to register that before the attack connected, sending her right into the poisoned string shots.

Silk grimaced as the poison surged through her with Green effectively turning her own trap on her.

“I thought you would’ve expected more TM moves after Raticate surprised you with a Bubblebeam, it should be obvious considering you used one yourself,” Green quirked a brow at her as Silk quickly flew back up, trying to ignore the poison. “Were you really not expecting for anyone else to use TM’s?”

Instead of answering, Violet went on the offensive. “Supersonic.”

Despite Silk’s best efforts, the Abra was back to teleporting around her, he even took the time to mess with her as he kept teleporting behind her to tap her shoulder a few times.

As this continued, Silk was really getting frustrated, especially with the poison surging through her some more before Green decided to end the fight.

“Seismic Toss.”

“Use Confusion all around you!” Violet desperately ordered to try and catch him off guard, but being a natural Psychic Type the Abra just ignored the psychic attack as it grappled the bug and slammed her into the ground where she didn’t get up while Violet stared in shock.

S-She lost.

Green gave a nod to his Abra who teleported to hang onto his shoulder where it went to sleep once getting comfortable. “The only reason you defeated Pidgeotto was because I wasn’t expecting for your Paras to know Bide,” He admitted as that was due to his own arrogance, especially since it was the last TM that he used for Abra. “Now that I know about it, the attack won’t work again and you were too impatient with your fighting style.”

Violet said nothing, just returning Silk as she wanted to get to the Pokemon Center, but Green continued.

“I’d advise that you train some more, especially if you still plan to use Bugs.” Green told her as this battle was easier than he expected for someone who was supposed to be his Rival.

It pissed him off because he wants someone to push him, she wasn’t his Rival if she was this weak. She had strategy but she easily lost control when someone turned it around on her.

With his piece said, he walked off, aiming to get to Vermillion to get his third badge, Eevee following after him while Violet stood there with Silk’s Pokeball, unsure of what to do.


That evening, she sat at the table of the Pokemon Center, waiting for her Pokemon to be cleared as while Parasite was just exhausted Silk had to get some toxins out of her, nothing too life threatening but it was enough to need her to rest.

Stinger however needed extensive attention due to the damage that Rattata gave him with Hyper Fang.

She was told that he would be fine but they were checking to make sure there wasn’t any lasting damage.

Green’s words kept going through her head despite how she tried not to think about them, but she knew he was right.

She was arrogant in this fight, especially after getting the first badge.

Sure some of that arrogance disappeared after her near death experience but she thought she was strong enough to take Green down.

Instead he practically curb-stomped her.

It was stupid of her to not expect TM moves, of course she should’ve expected them but she didn’t think that Green had any except for the Bide TM, but if she found that Water Gun TM then of course he would’ve found others.

And they were the right TM’s to allow for his Abra to be a powerful fighter despite how they’re usually known to Teleport only.

“How could I be so stupid?” Violet muttered placing her hands on her face.

Brock’s words from when she gained the Boulder Badge echoed in her head.

It’s only going to get tougher from here on out, I’ve lost to some Bug Catchers before and a lot of them give up before even reaching the second Gym, to raise other Pokemon.

She was really starting to see why he gave that warning.

Both Stinger and Silk were fully evolved and none of Green’s Pokemon were evolved with the exception of the Pidgeotto when they battled and they would only get stronger when they reach their final form much like how his Raticate had to be stronger.

And his Abra despite having a type disadvantage against her Pokemon easily took her out. Just imagine how strong it would be as an Alakazam?

With all of that to take in, could she actually do this or was her dream really just something that was impossible?

Was Lucy right? Were all of those kids right?

Is it impossible to be strong with Bug Types?

Her resolve which has kept her going was almost shattered at this point.

“Violet Hawke, your Pokemon are waiting for you at the Front Desk.” Violet’s head snapped up at hearing the announcement as she quickly left the table.

“Are they okay?!” Violet asked immediately on getting to the desk with Nurse Joy holding out her hand, gesturing for her to keep calm.

“Your Pokemon are alright, but I would refrain from having your Beedrill partake in any battles for a good day,” She warned Violet. “There’s no lasting damage and the crack should disappear after a day, but it’s better to be safe than sorry.”

Violet gave a nod, relief flooding her face, thanking the Nurse as she grabbed their Pokeballs before leaving the desk to go back to her room.

Once there, she let Stinger out first to see him subdued as he was on the ground, not hovering for once most likely due to the injury as while the crack was barely visible it was still there.

She didn’t let Silk or Parasite out because they weren’t the ones who got injured in this last battle, opting to talk to them tomorrow.

“How are you feeling?” Violet asked her Starter only for him to look away.

It seemed that losing to a Rattata despite the fact that he took down countless other members of the species before had him annoyed.

Seeing that, Violet sat down next to him now giving a bit of a sad smile. “Sorry.” She said with Stinger tilting his head in her direction in confusion, most likely wondering why she was apologizing. “I got so into the idea of showing Green that we were strong that I didn’t take into account the idea that he might’ve used TM’s. Both his Rattata and his Abra caught us completely off guard.”

Though he obviously didn’t think the same either given how off guard he was when Parasite took down his Pidgeotto despite the double-weakness. But Green was right in the fact that it won’t work again showing that unless they had something new she would still lose.

“Bzzt.” Stinger buzzed, ignoring the slight pain as he flew up until he was right behind Violet and landed on her back, being very careful not to actually sting her as his forearms went around her chest and legs went around her stomach while his head was right next to hers.

Violet giggled at that, feeling a little ticklish as she smiled at Stinger who buzzed his wings in response.

This reminded her of when Stinger cheered her up when he was a Weedle on that day they met Prof. Oak.

And just like that she remembered the words the Professor told her that day.

Any Pokemon can be strong depending on the trainer, no matter their type or what Pokemon they are. What matters most is your bond with the Pokemon.

On remembering that, Violet frowned pushing those thoughts she had earlier away.

There was no way she was going to quit because of a little setback. So what if Green won that battle?

She’ll just win the next one.

She made a promise to become the world’s greatest Bug Trainer and she was going to keep it, no matter how long it takes.

So she stood up, with Stinger tightening his hold to avoid falling off. “Stinger once you’re all healed up we’re heading out to Nugget Bridge and up to Route 24 to battle every trainer out there!” She declared with clear determination in her voice. “Then we head to the Gym and wipe them out.”

Stinger gave a cry of agreement, itching to get stronger.

Violet grinned at him as she adjusted her hat, no doubt looking forward to the rematch with Green, to prove to him that she wasn’t weak.

They had a lot of work to do.

To Be Continued…

Party Data

Starter

Name: Stinger

Species: Beedrill

Type: Poison/Bug

Gender: Male

Nature: Naughty (Up Attack/Down Sp. Defense)

Characteristics: Capable of taking hits. (Up Defense)

Lv. 20

Caught at Lv. 3

Ability: Sniper

Moves: Poison Sting, String Shot, Harden, Fury Attack, Focus Energy and Twineedle.

Became Violet’s Starter in Chapter 01: The Phantom Pokemon.

Evolved into Kakuna and again into Beedrill in Chapter 03: Dangers of the Forest.

2nd Pokemon

Name: Silk

Species: Butterfree

Type: Bug/Flying

Gender: Female

Nature: Bold (Up Defense/Down Attack)

Characteristics: Thoroughly Cunning (Up Sp. Attack)

Lv. 22

Caught at Lv. 5

Ability: Shield Dust

Moves: Tackle, String Shot, Harden, Confusion, Poison Powder, Stun Spore, Sleep Powder and Supersonic.

Joined the team in Chapter 03: Dangers of the Forest.

Evolved into Metapod in Chapter 03: Dangers of the Forest.

Evolved into Butterfree in Chapter 04: Rock Hard Determination.

3rd  Pokemon

Name: Parasite

Species: Paras

Type: Grass/Bug

Gender: Female

Nature: Naive (Up Speed/Down Sp. Defense)

Characteristics: Hates to Lose (Up Sp. Defense)

Lv. 17

Caught at Lv. 7

Ability: Dry Skin

Moves: Scratch, Stun Spore and Bide.

Was captured in Chapter 06: Trials of Mt. Moon

 

Chapter Text

“Parasite, you okay?” Violet asked with concern in her tone as her newest Pokemon was stumbling a bit after taking a Poison Sting from Stinger.

They were currently training up past the Nugget Bridge where they managed to fight quite a few trainers with Pokemon like Geodude, Slowpoke, Spearow, Oddish and Nidoran-both male and female.

Pretty good variety for her team to train up against, though she still had a problem with training up Parasite who kept getting knocked out before Bide could be completed. And Scratch wasn’t too strong of a move for the type of Pokemon they faced here.

It was enough for the Mushroom Pokemon to be pretty despondent to the others who were raking in a lot of wins. The loss against Green was motivating them pretty well.

“Bzt?” Stinger’s tone also held some concern as he knew that Parasite was weak to poison attacks, they were trying to help her work up an endurance to it much like how Silk practiced using Confusion on him to help his endurance.

Besides, he didn’t want to use Twineedle on her if Poison Sting was doing that much damage.

Parasite just looked away, feeling weak compared to them.

Seeing that, Violet easily picked her up and held her close with a smile. “Hey it’ll take some time, Stinger and Silk had a long way to go in the beginning, you should’ve seen when they were Kakuna and Metapod,” She revealed to her. “There wasn’t much we could do at that stage.”

It didn’t work due to how Parasite said nothing and Violet sighed before glancing up at Stinger who gave a nod, watching the Beedrill fly off towards Silk who was strengthening her Confusion by lifting rocks much like how one would lift weights.

It would help if Paras wasn’t limited with moves. ’ Violet thought as she knew that was the real reason. ‘ But most of her strength comes from TM’s.

Once she gets to Celadon she should be able to get some great TM’s, though she would only be able to afford a few of them and she wants to get enough for the whole team instead of just Parasite.

But for now she was stuck with the moves she could learn naturally and if the Pokedex was right, which it usually is, then the next one should be Leech Life.

A Bug Move which would help immensely given how each move has their own type and they’re stronger when a Pokemon of its own type uses it like how a water Pokemon using a water move is stronger than a normal type using a water move. They called it Same Type Attack Bonus or STAB in school if Violet remembers correctly.

Leech Life gets a bad rap due to how Zubats were notorious for using it and Supersonic making them pretty easy to take down by even beginner trainers. But when a Bug Pokemon uses Leech Life it gets a boosted effect making it a bit stronger.

It also heals the Pokemon who uses it which would help Parasite even more. Besides the only Bug type move she has in her arsenal is Twineedle on her Beedrill and that was it. Kind of weird that there aren’t that many bug moves compared to other ones now that she thinks of it.

Hearing a cry, Violet glanced over to see Stinger practicing a rapid fire string shot, switching between them and Twineedle, breaking Silk’s focus as she began to return the favor by trying to catch him in a Confusion.

Violet watched to make sure it wouldn’t get too out of hand like it usually did, but she didn’t intervene as she noticed that this was helping them out a lot, especially since Stinger was getting faster from dodging the psychic attacks while Silk was getting faster at firing off Confusion while in motion given how she always stood still to do that.

Seeing that they had it handled, Violet turned to continue training Parasite only to give a yelp when a long, shining blade sliced through the air in front of her.

Her yelp gained the attention of Stinger and Silk as they move to fight the new threat only to stop as Samurai stood there with a grin, sheathing his sword. “Greetings Violet of Viridian, it seems that we meet again.”

“Samurai?” Violet felt her eye twitch at what just happened. “Are you trying to kill me?!”

If she walked any further when that happened that would’ve been painful.

Instead of looking perturbed, Samurai kept his grin. “Of course not, I wouldn’t do that if there was a risk of injuring you.” He promised before eyeing her three Pokemon. “You’ve certainly gotten stronger.”

Taking a breath to calm her heart from the scare, Violet got the hint. “You want to battle?”

“Of course, I need to regain my lost honor.” Samurai said already holding up a Pokeball with Violet seeing that he had three which confused her. “One on one?”

Surely he should have four if he was being a Bug Trainer.

But she shrugged it off and placed Parasite down, giving a nod at the mushroom Pokemon who scurried out there with Samurai eyeing her.

“You took on quite the challenge, even Bug Catchers tend to avoid raising a Paras,” Samurai revealed, surprising her. “Their dual weakness against both flying and fire types are the reason, but they can be strong if trained right. I’ll have to see about catching one soon.”

So that meant his third Pokemon was a Beedrill most likely.

However Samurai sent out a Pokemon that clearly wasn’t a Beedrill nor was it his Metapod that had to be a Butterfree at this point.

It was a Venonat with bushy purple hair and red jeweled eyes as a pair of antenna’s quivered in the air.

“How did you get a Venonat?!” Violet asked as they could only be found further to the South-East of the Kanto Region which would take awhile to get to.

“I’m from Fuschia City, I’ve had Venonat just as long as Pinsir,” Samurai said with a shrug. “He was knocked out the last time we met from another battle, so I wasn’t able to show him off.”

On hearing that Violet figured it made sense as the two got ready with her checking her Pokedex to see that the Venonat was nearly lv. 20.

That meant it should only know Tackle, Disable, Supersonic and Confusion. But the battle with Green went through her mind along with remembering how Samurai’s Pinsir knew Swords Dance.

She can’t assume that was all he knew.

“Stun Spore/Supersonic!” Both Bug Trainers ordered with the two Bugs springing into action to try and outdo the other.

Sadly the Supersonic shot through the Stun Spore, easily blasting it away as Parasite hissed from the noise that began to mess with her head as she stumbled around.

“Now Venonat use Tackle!”

Venonat listened to Samurai slamming into Parasite who went rolling but as she got up with Violet ordering a Scratch, she ended up scratching herself.

This is bad. ’ Violet thought as she was at quite the disadvantage.

Samurai didn’t let up. “Now use Confusion to knock her back!” He ordered with the Venonat’s eyes glowing right as Parasite was being lifted up before being slammed into the ground, skidding across it.

Thankfully it was enough to bring her back to her senses, though from how she was wincing it would seem that her health was in the yellow while Venonat was at full health.

“You are unfocused,” Samurai said looking at Violet seeing that she wasn’t fighting like she did last time. “Your head isn’t in the battle.”

Violet didn’t say anything to that, instead trying to think of a way to turn this around.

“Fweh!” Silk cheered for Parasite despite how bad it was looking while Stinger just watched without saying a word.

The Poison Bee Pokemon was worried about how this was going as he wanted Parasite to get stronger so the three of them could better protect their trainer. But so far the Mushroom Pokemon wasn’t keeping up that well.

He had to remind himself that he didn’t do so well in the beginning either and he knew that Parasite has improved immensely since joining the team, but it wasn’t enough.

“Bzzt.” Stinger gave a low cheer after a bit which made Silk give him a weird look that he returned with a glare, daring for her to make a comment about it.

Violet however knew that she couldn’t afford to use Bide because it would lock Parasite up and she was certain that the mushroom Pokemon couldn’t take too many Confusions. Stun Spore won’t reach the Venonat so Scratch was all she could do.

Wait, there was a way for her to use Stun Spore, she just had to time it right.

“Tackle once more.” Samurai ordered, guessing that Violet wasn’t going to say anything, so he continued the battle and Violet waited until Venonat got close.

“Stun Spore all around you.”

As Violet gave the order, Parasite gave a cry as the spores began to shoot out of her mushrooms and surrounded her like a shield right as the Venonat made contact.

Skidding back a bit, more injured now, Parasite was panting right as Venonat felt his limbs lock up.

“Now Scratch, use hit and run tactics.” Violet ordered as Parasite gave a low cry and shot in, hitting the Venonat before running back as the bug went to attack only for his limbs to lock up again.

“Clever.” Samurai muttered seeing how he fell for the trap, but not calling it dishonorable, having learned that there was more to battles than honor at this point in his journey.

Violet didn’t hear him as Parasite kept the hit and run tactics up, having immense luck with Venonat’s limbs locking up each time and before long, the Venonat was just as injured.

But luck runs out as Venonat was finally able to fire off a Confusion catching Parasite off guard before slamming her into the ground to where she was knocked out.

Violet felt her shoulders slump at yet another battle was lost while Samurai returned Venonat, not saying anything about his ‘honor’ being restored as he knew neither of them used their best Pokemon.

As strong as his Venonat was, it pales in comparison to his Pinsir and Butterfree.

Same with her as looking at both her Beedrill and Butterfree, Samurai knew that if she fought with those two, chances were he would’ve lost.

Violet finally returned Parasite, her hat hiding her eyes before Samurai spoke. “The battle could’ve gone either way,” He said surprising her. “If Venonat didn’t break out of the paralysis, you would’ve won.”

“But I lost.” She said her mind still on both this battle and the one with Green.

“And you defeated me before.” Samurai reminded her, quirking a brow at her.

Hearing that Violet squirmed, glancing at Parasite’s Pokeball before placing it on her belt. “So how many Gym Badges do you have Samurai?” She asked, hoping to take her mind off of the loss.

“Gym Badges? You’re collecting them?”

The question threw Violet off guard. “You’re not?”

“No, I’m only traveling and building up my team.” Samurai responded with a shrug. “I don’t plan to take the Gym Challenge or enter the Indigo Tournament, I take it you do?”

After a second, Violet gave a nod. “Yeah, I have the Boulder Badge,” She revealed, glancing towards Stinger and Silk to see that they seemed to be talking about something, before returning her gaze to Samurai. “I plan to challenge the Cerulean Gym soon.”

“You have quite the road ahead of you.” Samurai cupped his chin in thought. “I take it that your Paras only knows two moves?”

“Three.” Violet said rather quickly with Samurai blinking at that, wondering why she only used two. “Um I figured Bide wouldn’t work on you.”

“I see.” Samurai took that in, but still seeing how much of a disadvantage her Paras seemed to be at. “I heard rumors that there was a man selling a TM in Cerulean City, the name escapes me but perhaps it would be one to give your Paras more coverage.”

That made Violet’s eyes widen, not expecting that, though she grimaced wondering how much it would be and if she would have enough money.

But still it was something that she desperately needed to ensure that Parasite does keep up with the others.

“I’ll look into it, thanks Samurai-wait what’s your name?” Violet looked down at her feet in embarrassment. “I never did get it.”

Samurai blinked before chuckling. “I see, I may have forgotten to give it, my name is Brian, but I honestly prefer Samurai.”

Violet repeated the name in her head before nodding as she and Samurai separated with her vowing to win the next time.

Perhaps Parasite will be a Parasect the next time they do battle?


Eventually Violet made it to the Cerulean Cape, a rather popular tourist destination where couples usually go for a date, though Violet didn’t really get that concept but she did enjoy seeing the sunset reflecting off of the water given how it was around evening.

She knew it would take some time to get back to Cerulean, but she didn’t want to leave at the moment as she wanted the image of the sunset burned in her mind for the remainder of her journey.

“I should look into getting a camera to use whenever I see things like this.”

With that thought Violet sat down to rest for a bit, keeping her Pokemon in their Pokeballs as they were tired from all of the trainer battles, but it was enough for Silk to learn Whirlwind while Stinger was nearly caught up to her level.

Parasite was very close to learning Leech Life, Violet has taken to switch training her against the wild Pokemon and it helped just not with her self-esteem. It didn’t help that some of the trainers looked down on her team as there were literally no other Bug Catchers in the route.

Hearing a noise, Violet tensed and looked to the side to see a Rattata bursting out of the grass, though for some odd reason it had a human head which made her stare, unsure if she was seeing this or not.

“Phew, lost them,” The Rattata managed to say and Violet’s jaw dropped in shock. “Who knew that Oddish could be vicious?!”

“A talking Rattata?” Violet muttered, unable to comprehend that.

It seemed that despite the human head, its hearing was the same as a regular Rattata as he suddenly turned towards her with the two being in a staring contest.

“Uh,” The Rattata looked unsure as the last time he ran into a person they tried to catch him and he wasn’t willing to risk a Pokeball hitting him. “Hi?”

Violet just stared, gobsmacked something that the Rattata didn’t really blame her for considering if the situation was reversed he would feel the same.

But she wasn’t trying to catch him, so he felt that he could use this to his advantage as he ran towards her.

That turned out to be a mistake as she grabbed Stinger’s Pokeball. “S-Stay back.” She said unsure of what to do.

Realizing he was most likely scaring her, the Rattata tried to stand on its hind legs and raise its front paws in a calming manner only to fall and land on his back where he struggled for a bit.

The scene would’ve been comedic if Violet wasn’t unsure of what was going on.

“W-Wait don’t attack, I just need some help.” The Rattata cried out as he tried to get off his back before using his tail to fix himself. “I’m not a Pokemon, I’m a Human.”

Violet blinked, trying to imagine that. “Uh are you sure?” She asked, tilting her head in confusion.

Sure the face was human but on the body of a Rattata?

“Yes! I only look like this because of an experiment, I can’t fix it myself but if I had help I could.” The Rattata said with Violet hesitating before deciding to give him a chance as she placed her Pokeball back on her belt and approached him.

“What do you need?”

The Rattata sighed in relief before getting to business. “I need someone to operate the computer system while I’m inside of the machine that did this to me, my name is Bill, perhaps you’ve heard of me?”

Violet frowned, trying to think about it before it clicked. “Wait, the Pokemaniac?”

Wasn’t he the one who made the transfer system to help Trainers keep more than six Pokemon?

“Exactly, I was trying to improve the transfer system but well there was an accident.” Bill looked rather sheepish. “You’re the first human that hasn’t tried to catch me so I’m taking advantage of this.”

Okay Violet could see that being a good reason. “So where do you live?”

“A bit down the cape, my sea cottage is there.” Bill pointed in the direction with Violet nodding as she walked towards it. “What’s your name by the by?”

“I’m Violet.” Violet responded with a small smile. “It’s nice to meet you.”

“Same, I just wish it was when I was normal instead of like this.” Bill used a paw to rub the back of his head. “It’s rather embarrassing.”

“What’s it like?” Violet asked curiously.

It’s not everyday you meet someone who knows what it’s like to be a Pokemon after all.

“Well I’m tiny, I don’t have opposable thumbs and I’m prey to a lot of the critters around here.” Bill listed off given how a Spearow and an Ekans tried to eat him earlier. “Though the enhanced senses were pretty nice and I know more about a Pokemon’s perspective to help out with my research. That’s always nice.”

Violet gave a nod, finding that rather interesting and before long they were at the Sea Cottage that was locked.

“The Key is underneath the mat, I had to jimmy the window open a bit to get out.” Bill explained to her.

Moments later they were inside where Bill was placed inside of a rather complex looking machine with a second one being nearby. “Alright, just press the button on the computer and it’ll take care of the rest.”

“You just need me to press a button?” Violet quirked a brow at him while the human turned Pokemon pawed the ground a bit.

“I have to be inside while you press the button.” Bill revealed with Violet getting that.

So she walked to the computer and waited until Bill was ready before pressing the button as the machines began to flash with some sparks showing. The flashes made her grimace as she had to look away while the machine began to make a lot of noises, leaving her to be worried that it might blow up.

Eventually the noise died down and the doors on both machines opened, one with a Rattata that ran out, sniffing the air while a human walked out of the first one.

It was a seventeen year old teenager with messy brown hair, wearing a ruffled blue t-shirt and wrinkled green slacks.

“Man it feels great being human again,” Bill said groaning as he stretched. “You never realize how much you miss being bipedal and having fingers until you don’t have them.”

Violet gave a small giggle. “I think I can understand that.”

Bill gave a start before giving her a grateful smile. “Thanks for that Violet, if you weren’t around there’s no telling what could’ve happened.” He said walking up to her. “Though I still have the oddest urge to build a nest and collect fruit.”

The image of this Bill building a nest like a Rattata sent Violet into a bit of a giggle fit while he looked embarrassed before snapping his fingers.

“I know the right reward for you.” He said opening his desk drawer where Violet could see a few wrapped snacks, most likely so he could snack while researching before he found a paper voucher. “Here you go.”

Accepting it, Violet read what it said and stilled. “A Ticket to the SS. Anne?!”

The biggest cruise ship in Kanto? One that’s extremely hard to get one for?!

Wasn’t this type of ticket worth millions?!

“They invited me but I’m not really one for parties, I think you’d enjoy it more.” Bill said showing that he wasn’t planning on going, so at least this was the ticket wouldn’t be a waste. “It’ll dock in two weeks in Vermillion, so I hope you enjoy the party.”

“I-I can’t accept this, it’s too much.” Violet protested but Bill held up a hand.

“Trust me it’s not too much, you really helped me out of a jam.” Bill reassured her before eyeing her Pokeballs. “I take it you’re a traveling trainer?”

When Violet gave a nod, Bill continued.

“Well there are quite a few strong trainers on the ship, enough to where your team will gain a lot of experience to get stronger, just give it some thought alright?”

Thinking about it a bit more, Violet relented and placed the ticket in her bag.

“So what were you doing out at the Cape by yourself anyways?” Bill asked curiously. “Were you waiting for someone?”

If she was he would really feel bad for intruding on that despite his circumstances.

Violet shook her head at the question. “No, I was just watching the sunset, I spent this whole day training my team up to challenge Misty.”

“Ah you’re taking the Gym Challenge,” Bill held a nostalgic look in his eyes. “That’s quite a goal, what Pokemon do you have?”

Violet fidgeted. “Beedrill, Butterfree and Paras.”

“A Bug trainer?” Bill’s voice actually sounded impressed which surprised Violet. “Not often you see a team like that around here, they must be strong.”

The unexpected praise made Violet flush. “I-I’m not that strong.”

The last two losses were fresh in her mind.

Bill seemed to be rather surprised by how she was acting, but decided not to push.

Instead he glanced at the time. “It’ll take you at least a couple hours to get back to Cerulean by foot.” He voiced with Violet thinking she should get started. “I have a spare room for tonight if you want?”

“You already gave me the ticket you don’t need to.” Violet tried to protest but Bill waved it off.

“It’s fine, it wouldn’t hurt for you to stay the night and then head to Cerulean in the morning.”

Thinking it over, Violet gave a slow nod.

To Be Continued…

Party Data

Starter

Name: Stinger

Species: Beedrill

Type: Poison/Bug

Gender: Male

Nature: Naughty (Up Attack/Down Sp. Defense)

Characteristics: Capable of taking hits. (Up Defense)

Lv. 24

Caught at Lv. 3

Ability: Sniper

Moves: Poison Sting, String Shot, Harden, Fury Attack, Focus Energy and Twineedle.

Became Violet’s Starter in Chapter 01: The Phantom Pokemon.

Evolved into Kakuna and again into Beedrill in Chapter 03: Dangers of the Forest.

2nd Pokemon

Name: Silk

Species: Butterfree

Type: Bug/Flying

Gender: Female

Nature: Bold (Up Defense/Down Attack)

Characteristics: Thoroughly Cunning (Up Sp. Attack)

Lv. 24

Caught at Lv. 5

Ability: Shield Dust

Moves: Tackle, String Shot, Harden, Confusion, Poison Powder, Stun Spore, Sleep Powder, Supersonic and Whirlwind.

Joined the team in Chapter 03: Dangers of the Forest.

Evolved into Metapod in Chapter 03: Dangers of the Forest.

Evolved into Butterfree in Chapter 04: Rock Hard Determination.

3rd  Pokemon

Name: Parasite

Species: Paras

Type: Grass/Bug

Gender: Female

Nature: Naive (Up Speed/Down Sp. Defense)

Characteristics: Hates to Lose (Up Sp. Defense)

Lv. 19

Caught at Lv. 7

Ability: Dry Skin

Moves: Scratch, Stun Spore and Bide.

Was captured in Chapter 06: Trials of Mt. Moon

Chapter Text

“Well now, your Pokemon sure are lively.” Bill couldn’t help but comment the next morning as Violet was giving them some berry and leaves soaked in the honey that Stinger and Silk collected.

Violet smiled a bit bashfully. “Thank you.”

She meant it too, it was great to meet people who don’t look down on the type in general. So far only Prof. Oak, Samurai, Brock and now Bill seem to be rather supportive of the team she chose to train.

But there were a lot of people who think otherwise sadly enough.

Parasite however kept to herself in isolation no doubt even more despondent after the battle with Samurai, though she did speak up whenever Silk spoke with her, the butterfly Pokemon making an effort to keep the mushroom Pokemon involved.

Stinger however just ate, happy to be tasting honey with his meal again as the last time was when they were in Viridian City.

Going for so long without it made it taste even sweeter.

“So I take it you plan to challenge Misty?” Bill asked watching the team before glancing at Violet.

“I do, but I heard that there was someone selling a TM in Cerulean, I want to get it for Parasite and train her up until she learns Leech Life.” Violet revealed before realizing that Bill most likely had no clue which one was Parasite as she blushed. “Oh and Parasite is Paras.”

“I see.” Bill already guessed as Paras was the only one who naturally learned Leech Life. “That’s a good plan and your Paras is close to evolving.”

Hearing that made Violet beam as it was always awesome to see an Evolution.

“Once I do get her trained up with two new moves I plan to face Misty with her and my Butterfree.” Violet didn’t miss how Stinger gave a start at hearing that. “I want to use Stinger as he’s my starter but Misty has a Starmie that’s part psychic and I don’t want to take any chances.”

“Fweh.” Silk gave a slight gloat while Stinger glared and jabbed a stinger in her direction.

Parasite looked between the two and slowly stepped back not wanting to get involved.

“Not a bad strategy, and your Paras has the best advantage in the gym, especially if she can learn Leech Life and get a hit on the Starmie.” Bill mused with Violet giving a nod. “It’s too bad she can’t learn attacking grass moves naturally.”

That made Violet’s shoulders slump. “Yeah having a grass move would be nice.”

She won’t lie and say she’s not disappointed but she still wouldn’t change this team for anything.

Bill stroked his chin in contemplation before smiling. “Hey how about I give you a lift back to Cerulean?” He offered catching Violet by surprise. “I can have my Abra teleport you and I need to take care of some errands.”

“Y-You don’t have to.” Violet stammered out, looking down. “You already gave me a ticket to the SS. Anne and let me stay the night.”

“It’s seriously no trouble at all,” Bill looked pretty amused by this. “If you weren’t around I would still be a Rattata and probably eaten by any of the predator Pokemon, I nearly suffocated because of an Ekans the other day.”

Violet actually blanched at that, having a flashback to when she nearly suffocated before shaking it from her memory, not wanting to break down.

Bill didn’t notice that as he turned to search through his desk for the Pokeball containing his Abra. “Believe it or not Abra was my first Pokemon, though he’s pretty lazy and didn’t want to evolve,” He said catching Violet’s interest. “It was fine with me as I was more of a researcher than a battler.”

With that said he sent out his Abra who just levitated in place, though its ear twitched as he realized that Bill wasn’t alone and Violet tensed as she actually felt a slight pressure in her head.

Bill frowned. “Enough of that Abra, Violet’s a friend.” He said recognizing what his Pokemon was doing and just like that the pressure was gone. “Sorry about that, I should’ve warned you that he’s a bit untrusting of strangers.”

“It’s fine.” Violet said not really that bothered by that. “Stinger was the same way when he was a Weedle.”

Bill gave a nod at that before moving to make a quick list of supplies he’ll need to get.


Violet hummed as she was back in Cerulean City after separating from Bill, walking around trying to find the person who sold TM’s. She had to ask around to be able to get to the right place but she felt that it would be worth it.

No matter how much that TM was, it would be an must have… Unless it was one that Parasite can’t learn.

Perhaps she should find out what TM it is before she buys it or if this person has any other ones.

But that thought went out of her mind as she saw the place she was heading towards surrounded by police as the door was kicked in and her heart dropped.

What’s going on?

“Um excuse me.” She said approaching one of the officers who had a Growlithe sniffing around.

“Beat it kid, we’re busy.” The officer said in a gruff tone.

That made Violet shrink back a bit as she saw various other officers casing the scene and decided she should probably leave before they think she was contaminating the crime scene.

… She watches cop shows all the time so she knows a thing or two about that, then again she shouldn’t rely on things she sees on TV.

Taking a few steps back, Violet saw someone out of the corner of her eye looking rather shifty as he was walking by wearing a dark blue jacket and jeans, the guy was actually keeping an eye on the officers and their pokemon as they continued their investigation.

Finding that a bit odd, Violet wanted to get the officer’s attention but figured he wouldn’t listen and tell her to leave again.

It’s none of my business. ’ Violet thought to herself as she wasn’t an officer.

She was a bug catcher with one badge.

For all she knew this guy could have powerful Pokemon that could easily take her down.

But what if he was the one responsible for this?

Violet didn’t even realize she was already following him, her legs moving before she could think.

The man was really starting to act suspicious as Violet attempted to be sneaky, keeping her distance to avoid being seen and all that.

Eventually the man decided to cut through an alley with Violet hesitating before moving to follow, sending Silk out in the process.

She quickly placed a finger to her lips to keep Silk quiet and pointed to the sky with the bug Pokemon quickly understanding.

As she took to the sky, Violet slowly walked down the alley only to frown as the guy wasn’t anywhere nearby-.

“I knew someone was following me.” Violet jumped as the guy was actually above her on a fire escape with a dark look. “What do you want kid-hm?!”

The guy’s face changed to one of recognition which stumped Violet before the man grinned.

“You’re the brat who messed up our plans in Mt. Moon.” The man said with Violet taking a step back with some fear.

This guy was a part of Team Rocket.

Reaching for Stinger’s Pokeball, Violet felt some pressure on her mind as another shape emerged from behind the nearby dumpster.

It was a short, round creature with a yellow torso and a brown midsection going down to its feet, tired looking eyes that were now glowing purple and a yellow trunk on its face.

With her vision swimming, Violet knew this was bad as the Drowzee was messing with her mind while the Rocket Grunt chuckled. “Did you really think I was going to wait here without sending a Pokemon out? You kids are certainly naive.” He knew he already won as his Drowzee was exceptionally skilled with its psychic attacks. “I think I might be due for a promotion by taking you to one of the Executives.”

Violet could feel her senses failing, a glazed look beginning to appear in her eyes before a String Shot hit the Drowzee right in the eyes, cutting off the Hypnosis that it was doing.

“Wha?!” The Grunt asked only to see a rather livid Silk fly down in front of Violet who shook her head to clear it.

She did have enough of her senses back to put on a timid smile. “D-Did you think I would follow you without letting one of my Pokemon out?”

Hm, perhaps her light-headedness made her a bit snarky? But she was really happy she thought about letting Silk out, otherwise this would’ve ended badly.

The grunt glared before jumping down from the fire escape. “Alright kid, let’s take care of this,” He said before giving an order and throwing a second Pokeball. “Drowzee, use Disable. Machop, use Karate Chop.”

Seeing the second Pokemon come out, Violet knew that she couldn’t treat this like any other Pokemon battle so she sent Stinger and Parasite out. “This guy is a part of Team Rocket, Stinger, use Twineedle on the Drowzee! Parasite Stun Spore on both of them! Silk, Confusion on Machop!”

Stinger began to give a loud buzz on hearing the words Team Rocket with his eyes flashing as he began to fly at the Drowzee at high speeds making it stop using Disable which freed Silk to launch her psychic attacks.

Despite not knowing what was going on, Parasite listened falling into the support role of the fight the spores paralyzing the two Pokemon while the Rocket Grunt began to panic.

He wasn’t expecting this type of resistance from the brat.

Reaching into his jacket that was now unzipped to show the Rocket Uniform beneath, the guy pulled out a whip and swung it catching Stinger by surprise as it smacked into him.

It was enough for the Drowzee to catch him in a Confusion looking rather injured and ignoring the paralysis as it began to use Hypnosis.

Seeing that, Silk used her Confusion to send the Machop flying into the Hypnosis Pokemon.

The Rocket Grunt was about to change his plans and have his Pokemon attack the kid, but before he began to cough as a few spores reached him and his eyes widened as he completely forgot about the Paras who managed to sneak around the fighting to hit him with the Stun Spore, his limbs locking up right as Stinger and Silk finished off his two Pokemon.

Violet gave a sigh of relief at how that went and was happy that they managed to win before they heard footsteps rushing as a few Growlithes followed by Officers rushed to the scene, no doubt the Puppy Pokemon managing to track the scent of the Rocket Member as they were actually dumbfounded to see the member of Team Rocket paralyzed while the young Bug Catcher had him surrounded with her three Pokemon.

Feeling slightly nervous, Violet gave a small wave.


“Do you have any idea how dangerous that stunt you pulled was?!” Violet flinched as the chief of Police, Officer Jenny was laying into her. “You put yourself and others in grave danger young lady.”

The officer had cerulean colored hair and amber eyes, wearing a decorated blue police uniform giving her a harsh look.

Violet couldn’t find anything to say, a bit scared.

“If that Grunt had a Koffing or a Weezing he could’ve ordered it to Self-Destruct and even in the alley the results would’ve ended with serious injuries.” Jenny said knowing that the range of the explosion could reach far if the one using it was skilled enough.

Any Pokemon who could learn those moves were not taken lightly given how they could be used for terrorism.

Violet winced, not even thinking about that.

Seeing that she wasn’t talking, Jenny sighed and lightened up, thinking that perhaps the kid learned her lesson. “That aside you did help capture a member of Team Rocket,” She relented seeing the kid glance up at her. “But don’t think for a second that it makes what you did okay.”

Violet gave a shaky nod.

“Good, now there’s someone who wants to meet you.” Jenny said, turning to walk away, opening the door. “You’re up, I’m going to go check up on the interrogation.”

Shifting a bit, Violet was wondering who wanted to meet her before the Cerulean City Gym Leader walked in with the girl giving a start.

“So you’re Violet?” Misty asked, closing the door behind her, giving the bug catcher a one over look before smiling. “Nice to finally meet you.”

Violet blinked. “Finally?” She asked, sounding a bit timid.

Misty smirked as she was standing outside while Jenny was laying down the law into Violet, so she took it as a victory that Violet finally spoke after that before sitting across from her. “Yeah, your name has come up a bit between all the Gym Leaders, Brock mentioned you in his report for what happened at Mt. Moon.” She revealed with Violet being rather surprised by that. “Though I didn’t think our first meeting would be at the Police Station.”

“M-Me either,” Violet clasped her hands together nervously beneath the table. “I was going to challenge you soon.”

Hearing that made Misty grin. “I look forward to it.”

Are they doing the good-cop bad-cop routine on me?’ Violet couldn’t help but think before Misty continued.

“I’m not going to lay into you like Jenny did, I think she already drilled it into your head about how bad of an idea following the guy was.” Misty stated seeing Violet look away in embarrassment. “But why didn’t you tell any of the officers instead?”

“I didn’t think they would listen, one of them told me to go away when I tried to ask what was going on.”

Misty hummed at hearing that, now getting it. “So you thought following the guy was better?”

“I didn’t realize he was a member of Team Rocket.” Violet protested before looking down.

“Look I’ll be straight with you, you did a great job but you’re just a kid, a rookie trainer at that,” Misty said in an even tone. “You shouldn’t be involved in something like this, the guy wouldn’t have gotten far to begin with once the officers got his scent and they had me on standby in case he was dangerous. Next time just leave it to the professionals, okay?”

Slowly Violet gave a nod, understanding what she meant..

They were right, she shouldn’t have gotten involved.

“But, the person he stole from was pretty grateful and asked me to give this to you.” Misty pulled out a brown colored TM with Violet’s eyes widening, the action making Misty grin. “It’s the TM for Dig, a ground type move.”

With that said she tossed it to Violet who fumbled with it in an attempt to catch it. “Thank you.”

“You can thank me by battling me.” Misty said standing up before gesturing to the door. “Come on, I think you’re good to go.”


Back in her room at the Pokemon Center, Violet was looking through the Pokedex with a look of glee on her face.

That battle with the Rocket Grunt was apparently enough for Parasite to learn Leech Life, giving her another move for the battle and she could learn Dig.

Having a Ground-Type Move would be crucial, especially since the next Gym after Misty was an Electric one, and a rather brutal one if the rumors were to be believed.

Still she already had Parasite learn Dig pretty easily, now they just needed to practice her two new moves before she was ready to face Misty which would be tomorrow.

Violet put it off long enough, especially since she wanted to make it to Vermillion to both get her third badge and check out the SS. Anne sometime in the next two weeks.

“Still according to this, Parasite will evolve in four more levels.” Violet wondered if she should train her up to that point or challenge the gym as she is.

While she was doing that, her three Pokemon were speaking to each other a few feet away.

Stinger was both annoyed and happy.

Annoyed because he wasn’t going to be able to fight in this Gym, but happy that they succeeded in protecting their trainer from Team Rocket this time.

He could see even Parasite was showing a bit more joy then the last few days, whether its from not being defeated when it mattered or learning some new moves finally was up in the air.

Plus when she evolved she’ll be able to be of more use in a battle, something that Stinger looked forward to eagerly, especially when that means he’ll be able to battle her seriously rather than treating her with training wheels as the humans called it.

Despite wondering if he was using the right term, Stinger shook that thought from her head before looking at Silk with a buzzing noise, telling her she better not lose the next day.

Silk just gave him a dry look reminding him how he lost against Brock’s Onix in their first Gym Battle making him cross his stingers, declaring that he wore it down for her.

Looking at them, Parasite spoke up saying she’ll do her best earning a nod from Silk while Stinger took that as progress that she was getting confident.

“Alright, let’s get some last minute training in.” Violet closed the Pokedex, ready to head to one of the training fields at the Pokemon Center.


Violet was a bit nervous as she stood in front of the Cerulean City Gym the next day, taking a deep breath.

She could do this.

Come on you’ve challenged Brock in your second week as a trainer. ’ Violet tried to psych herself up only to blink as she counted how long she’s been a trainer.

Wow it’s been twenty days since she first got Stinger.

Certainly felt longer.

Bracing herself, Violet entered and walked down a hall until she came to what looked to be an arena made in the middle of a swimming pool.

“Hello?” Violet looked around before the lights turned off as a spotlight shines above where a diving pool was.

Misty stood there wearing a strapless two piece blue swimsuit with some sandals before she dove off the diving board, doing a few flips right into the water.

Blinking at that right when the lights came back on, nearly blinding her, Violet saw Misty burst out of the water on top of a Dewgong, giving a grin at the rather dumbfounded bug catcher.

“Welcome to the Cerulean City Gym, normally I go into the formalities of asking your name and how many badges you have but since we both know that how about we just skip to the rules?” Misty suggested as Dewgong gave her a ride to her side of the field where she got out. “This will be a two-on-two battle only you can switch out, understand?”

Violet gave a determined nod as it was the same rules that applied to the Pewter Gym.

“Great! Now many trainers who want to turn pro have a policy about Pokemon.” Misty crossed her arms before a podium rose next to her containing two Pokeballs that she uses in her one badge obtained battles. “I wonder what your policy is?”

With that said, Misty tossed one of the Pokeballs out to show Staryu, a golden brown starfish Pokemon with a red jewel on the center as it spun in the air before landing on the field.

Seeing that, Violet sent out Silk noticing how Misty grimaced before covering it up.

“Is something wrong?” Violet asked not sure what that was.

“No, just something I need to deal with.” Misty reassured her before getting serious. “Staryu, use Water Gun!”

“Hiyah!” The Staryu shot a stream of water from one of its legs right at Silk who dove out of the way, using Confusion to send it back.

It didn’t do much obviously, but Silk continued when Violet ordered a Supersonic.

“Go for a dive!” Misty smirked right as Staryu dove into the water, dodging the sonar-like attack while Violet grimaced.

Great, she never fought anyone who dodged by disappearing beneath the water.

“Careful Silk he could be anywhere.” Violet strained her eyes in the water, trying to spot a brown shape moving, but she couldn’t see anything.

Suddenly the Staryu shot out of the water with a spinning tackle that nailed Silk before disappearing back into the water.

Silk managed to right herself, but it was too late as she landed in the water right where the Staryu kept slamming into her, disappearing into the water.

“Your Butterfree is now in Staryu’s element, not many Pokemon can escape when that happens.” Misty said as Violet looked worried at seeing the hit and run techniques that the Staryu was using.

“Silk isn’t like many Pokemon.” Violet countered, eyes scanning to look for a way out, knowing that if she could get out of the water she’ll be fine. “Use String Shot on the field to pull yourself out.”

Hearing the order despite being underwater, Silk listened, first using ability to see Staryu coming and positioning herself to use the force of the tackle to knock her to the surface.

Once that happened, she immediately shot a String Shot to the field where she began to pull herself much like how Stinger used to move as a Weedle and a Kakuna.

“Intercept with Tackle.” Misty ordered taking note on how Violet kept going despite the disadvantage.

Not often you get a trainer who kept going to the end, most would just forfeit their Pokemon at this point, while it’s not a bad thing to do this early in the journey, it was something that was frowned upon once one made it into the League.

It shows that she’s willing to go the high road to earn her victory instead of taking the easy way out.

Congrats you passed the secret requirement. ’ Misty looked rather competitive as the Staryu was just about to hit the Butterfree who almost made it to the field.

“Quick use Stun Spore!”

“Wha?!” Misty clearly wasn’t expecting that as Silk listened using the remaining powder on her wings to hit the Staryu right before it could make contact, paralyzing the Star Shape Pokemon while also contaminating the water, much to her ire.

Same with the Dewgong who quickly got out before he could get paralyed.

Great, now I need to empty and clean the pool. ’ Misty mentally complained.

However that had the consequence of Silk losing the protection against water as her wings were now too wet to fly without the powder protecting them.

But she made it out of the water, her wings drooping as she stood on the field while Staryu was beginning to sink due to the lack of movement, but Violet ordered a Confusion that grasped the water type and made him shoot out of the water only to slam into the field repeatedly where he remained unconscious.

“Rather risky strategy.” Misty said seeing that her Butterfree was now at a disadvantage. “You do realize that not only can’t she fly but you can’t use any more powder attacks right?”

“Perhaps but now your second Pokemon can’t go in there without risking being paralyzed.”

“We’ll see about that, Starmie get ready!”

Out came Misty’s second Pokemon a Starmie, the evolved form of Staryu who was purple with a few more extra legs and a larger gem.

Starmie made a noise before seeing the contaminated pool while Silk put on a determined look despite being essentially crippled.

Violet was almost tempted to forfeit Silk, but knew that Parasite wouldn’t be able to win by herself the way she was now. Especially given how she can’t use Dig on this field due to how it would go into the water.

But she can’t use confusion because this Starmie was half-psychic so she had a resistance to it. So she had to be smart.

“Bubblebeam!”

Hearing that as a barrage of bubbles shot out of Starmie’s gems, Violet reacted.

“Use String Shot to get out of there and then Supersonic.”

Silk listened, firing a String Shot on the field a bit to the left, pulling herself out of there right as the Bubbles slammed into the spot where she was, kicking dust up before firing a sound wave at the Starmie who changed the course of the Bubblebeam to intercept the Supersonic, destroying it.

That time it hit Silk sending her back, injured but not out.

Misty actually looked impressed by how Violet was using String Shot given how many bug catchers tend to avoid using it whenever their Pokemon evolved, going straight for the offensive or status inducing moves.

Can’t use Harden because the Bubblebeam will bypass it. ’ Violet’s mind was working overtime trying to find a way around Misty’s ace to do as much damage as she could. ‘ Silk won’t be able to stay up much longer.

Then an idea hit her.

“String Shot all around you.” Violet decided to limit how much Starmie could move with Silk firing a rapid fire of the silk.

It was a repeat of what she did to Brock and Green, nothing new but it does work to an extent.

If she could limit it, then the fight would be easy.

But Violet was beginning to realize that Misty hasn’t called out a single psychic type move making her frown as she could’ve used Stinger in this fight without too much trouble.

That would’ve been nice to know earlier and sure she could’ve sent him out after Silk given how she hasn’t sent Parasite out, but she did promise to use her.

Misty saw what Violet was doing and called for a Water Gun, which Silk dodged, using String Shot.

Just one move and it was already causing her such a headache.

Finally, Silk used the same move making contact with the Starmie before pulling herself in for a Tackle, hitting the water/psychic type to where it almost stepped into one of the string shot traps.

“I think I see why you’re calling her Silk.” Misty said dryly as Silk was looking very exhausted.

Silk went to fire another one only for nothing to come out, making Violet panic.

It seemed she used it too much for this fight, she won’t be able to do it anymore, something that Misty took advantage of, finally nailing the Butterfly Pokemon with a Bubblebeam, knocking her out.

“If someone told me that a Butterfree that couldn’t fly would be giving Starmie some trouble I would’ve laughed.” Misty revealed, while Violet returned Silk. “You raised her well.”

“Thanks, but it’s time to finish this.” Violet sent Parasite out.

Misty’s eyes widened at seeing the Paras and came to a realization while forcing another grimace at seeing a bug down. “Her ability is Dry Skin isn’t it?”

That limited Misty’s Starmie to only Tackle given how this was one of her lowered level teams.

Violet just grinned. “Parasite use Stun Spore!”

Keeping a cool head, Misty ordered her Starmie to dodge, watching as it moved between the leftover string shots to dodge the spores that it kept sending out, before ordering a Tackle.

Violet waited until it got too close. “Leech Life!”

Misty hastily ordered for Starmie to get out, but Parasite, managed to pounce on the water type using her now glowing claws to pierce one of its legs.

Starmie managed to throw the bug off as it landed easily, but not without looking ragged from the rather effective attack.

Violet ordered another barrage of Stun Spores to keep the Starmie moving as it kept dodging and eventually she got lucky when it stepped in one of Silk’s traps, keeping it still long enough for the pores to hit it.

Seeing her locked in place, Violet ordered another Leech Life with Misty desperately trying to get Starmie to go into the water where the Paras wouldn’t reach it.

It seemed that with Starmie paralyzed she was willing to use the polluted water now.

But Starmie’s limbs remained locked up long enough for Parasite to pounce once more, the super effective move being enough to knock Starmie out.

“Yes,” Violet cheered as Parasite looked very surprised at winning before Violet scooped her up in a hug. “You were amazing, Parasite!”

Sure the real MVP of this fight was Silk given how if the field wasn’t littered with String Shots this fight would’ve been much harder, but it was Parasite’s first Gym battle and she won.

“Wow, you’re too much.” Misty said returning Starmie as she began to walk on the field, being mindful of the traps that were placed there before making it to Violet where another podium rose up with a small teardrop shaped badge was along with a blue covered TM..

Taking it, Misty presented it to Violet with a smile. “Here, take the Cascade Badge to prove that you defeated me.”

Violet slowly accepted the badge feeling rather proud to have won two badges so far.

Three weeks ago she never thought she would have one let alone two.

It was pretty surreal.

“You can also have my favorite TM.” Misty pulled the TM off the Podium to give to Violet. “Though I don’t know how useful Bubblebeam would be for you.”

Violet understood what she meant but accepted the TM with a grateful nod.

Sure none of the bugs she planned to catch can learn it, but TM’s had their uses.

“Come on, let’s head to the Pokemon Center.” Misty said, surprising Violet who blinked at her in confusion. “What? Something I said?”

“I thought Gym Leaders have Healing Machines in their Gyms.” Violet sounded unsure, remembering how Brock had one.

“We do, but the Cerulean one is shut down and being repaired, long story.” Misty waved that off. “Besides it doesn’t hurt to have Nurse Joy look to see how my Pokemon are doing.”

Tilting her head to the side a bit, Violet shrugged that off and followed after her.

To Be Continued…

Party Data

Starter

Name: Stinger

Species: Beedrill

Type: Poison/Bug

Gender: Male

Nature: Naughty (Up Attack/Down Sp. Defense)

Characteristics: Capable of taking hits. (Up Defense)

Lv. 25

Caught at Lv. 3

Ability: Sniper

Moves: Poison Sting, String Shot, Harden, Fury Attack, Focus Energy and Twineedle.

Became Violet’s Starter in Chapter 01: The Phantom Pokemon.

Evolved into Kakuna and again into Beedrill in Chapter 03: Dangers of the Forest.

2nd Pokemon

Name: Silk

Species: Butterfree

Type: Bug/Flying

Gender: Female

Nature: Bold (Up Defense/Down Attack)

Characteristics: Thoroughly Cunning (Up Sp. Attack)

Lv. 26

Caught at Lv. 5

Ability: Shield Dust

Moves: Tackle, String Shot, Harden, Confusion, Poison Powder, Stun Spore, Sleep Powder, Supersonic and Whirlwind.

Joined the team in Chapter 03: Dangers of the Forest.

Evolved into Metapod in Chapter 03: Dangers of the Forest.

Evolved into Butterfree in Chapter 04: Rock Hard Determination.

3rd  Pokemon

Name: Parasite

Species: Paras

Type: Grass/Bug

Gender: Female

Nature: Naive (Up Speed/Down Sp. Defense)

Characteristics: Hates to Lose (Up Sp. Defense)

Lv. 22

Caught at Lv. 7

Ability: Dry Skin

Moves: Scratch, Stun Spore, Bide, Leech Life and Dig.

Was captured in Chapter 06: Trials of Mt. Moon