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Red paused for a moment to look around. There was no main path for him to follow, so he could easily get lost. He silently thanked the fact that it wasn’t night time. He didn’t know what kind of Pokemon could poise a threat to him in this forest at night, and he sure as hell didn’t want to. Then an idea popped into his head, and he released Charmander from his Poke Ball. The lizard growled with joy as he breathed the fresh air into his lungs. He placed his gleaming eyes upon Red, who smiled, before focusing his attention on his surroundings.
Red and Charmander silently surveyed their area before continuing in the direction the trainer was already heading in. Then, out of the corner of his eye, Red noticed a Pokemon squirming through the bushes. It was a tiny, larval Pokemon whose segmented body was covered in thick, brown hair. The Pokemon crawled around on its little pink feet as it curiously checked its surroundings. It turned around and laid its small, beady black eyes upon Red and Charmander, who were silently staring right back. The trainer immediately and instinctively pointed his hand out while voicing a command in a strong voice, “Charmander, use Scratch attack!”
Even though the Weedle Red’s Pokemon was now chasing for had sharp, poisonous stingers on both the top of its head and tip of its tail that it could easily use to defend itself, fear overtook its eyes as Charmander approached with fangs bared. Red was confident that this was going to be another easy capture, but his hopes were quickly dashed as Weedle shot white string out of its large, pink nose. Charmander was taken by surprise as the sticky string wrapped around his legs and caused him to crash to the ground. Weedle escaped as quickly as it could.
Red rushed to his Pokemon’s side and helped it up to its feet. The Pokemon had to stand a certain way so he wouldn’t fall with the sticky string that was wrapped around his legs. Red had to use effort in pulling the string off, but he still managed to remove it. Just as he tossed the string aside, another Pokemon entered Red’s peripheral vision.
This Pokemon too was larval and small, but it was much different in appearance than Weedle. This Pokemon’s skin was green on top and yellow on bottom. It’s bright red antennae lightly shook as it sensed its surroundings. Quickly wanting to jump on another chance to capture a Pokemon after failing in his previous attempt, he pointed his hand outward again and commanded Charmander to attack. The lizard carried out his order, rushing towards the bug Pokemon with a determined look in his eyes.
Caterpie released the same silky string from its mouth that Weedle had attacked with earlier. Charmander was wise to the attack now, and quickly dodged out of the way. Caterpie looked surprised that the fire Pokemon had dodged its attack, and began an attempt to run away. However, it was to slow for the speedy lizard, who struck it with his sharp claws. Caterpie cried in agony as it flew backwards. Charmander proceeded to spin around and slam it with his tail, causing the bug Pokemon to fly backwards further and hit a tree.
Caterpie clenched its eyes shut as Red drew an empty Poke Ball out of his pocket. He threw the ball towards the weakened bug, who didn’t even know what was occurring. It opened its eyes and looked around the Poke Ball it was now safely contained in, but was too weak to make any struggle for freedom. Red smiled as he walked towards the Poke Ball which contained yet another new Pokemon for him. Charmander proudly watched as his trainer picked the ball up and scan it with the PokeDex device. Caterpie was a female, and her only known moves were Tackle and String Shot. Red listened closely to her PokeDex data report.
“Caterpie, the worm Pokemon. The suction pads on the bottom of its body allows it to easily scale walls and trees. Evolves very quickly, so it is a popular pick among beginning trainers.”
Red took interest in this new Pokemon and released it from its Poke Ball, despite just defeating and capturing it. Caterpie tiredly exhaled as she opened its large eyes to view her new trainer. She felt stripped of her feelings as a wild Pokemon, so she felt like she was in a different setting in the forest that she barely knew she would no longer call home. She flinched in fear as her trainer crouched down and reached his hands towards her. Even though she first felt the instinct to spray the sticky white string at the boy, her fear dissipated as she noticed how comfortable it felt resting in his arms as he held her. She looked too weak and damaged to walk, let alone keep up with him and Charmander.
Nearly a day and a half passed as Red aimlessly wandered around the forest with no sense of direction. At night, Red simply slept with Charmander on guard. His starter Pokemon seemed to receive an immense time outside of his Poke Ball, much to his delight. Caterpie had also remained outside her Poke Ball since being released. She simply watched as Red’s other Pokemon battled wild ones and ones belonging to other trainers. Spearow, Nidoran, and Charmander each managed to score at least one victory, if not more.
Caterpie looked inspired to battle as she watched Charmander battle a wild Pidgey that was foolish enough to swoop in for a sneak attack. The fire Pokemon sent the bird packing, with black burn marks over its body from a scorching ember attack. Seeing how cool victory looked, she leapt out of Red’s arms and onto the soft, forest ground. She then proceeded to gain his full attention as she looked up to him and tried to say something, although Red couldn’t understand a word.
Caterpie then ran over to a near by tree and crawled up the side of it. Red didn’t attempt to stop her, as he could somehow tell she wasn’t running away. The trainer and Charmander curiously watched as Caterpie held onto the tree and released a large amount of the white string up into the air. The sticky string showered over her entire body and covered it completely. Then, her body began to glow a bright, white color. Red was amazed at the miracle he was witnessing as Caterpie’s body grew in size and hardened into a thick, green shell.
Red didn’t need his PokeDex to know that he just watched Caterpie evolve into Metapod, which stayed stuck to the side of the tree. The Pokemon was now a large, green cocoon. The hard outer shell was meant to protect its soft, developing body inside for the next stage of evolution. Red pried the motionless Metapod from the tree and held it in his arms. She stared at her trainer with a blank expression as he pulled his backpack off. While the main pocket had already been filled with some important journey items, he still managed to squeeze Metapod’s body inside of it, though most of its body stuck out.
After walking through the forest some more with Charmander at his side and Metapod in his backpack, Red eventually ran into another trainer. This boy carried a net over his shoulder, a much appropriate tool for capturing bug type Pokemon. In his other hand, he held a small red box which held his items. The boy approached Red, noticing his Metapod.
“Howdy, the name’s Clint. So I see you got yourself a Metapod right there.” Clint said as he tipped his straw hat before pointing to Red’s Pokemon, though it looked like he was pointing at Red.
“Hey, I’m Red. And yeah, I just caught it the other day.” Red proudly nodded.
“Haha then, do you wanna see what Metapod will evolve into? Let‘s battle!” Clint suggested.
Red’s eyes lit up at the offer of a Pokemon battle, but he seemed more interested in the mentioning of what to expect from Metapod. He knew he couldn’t deny the offer, and muttered “Let’s do this.” with a serious tone in his voice and a determined look in his eyes. He and Clint stood away from one another, each with a Poke Ball in hand. Though Red’s first instinct was to call Charmander to the battlefield, he decided it was Nidoran’s turn, and released her from the ball. The bug catcher examined the female Pokemon before releasing his Pokemon onto the battlefield.
In the white flash of energy, his Pokemon emerged, flapped its wings and freely flew in the air. Butterfree’s wings were beautiful in design, decorated with several black markings. It’s antennas twitched as it sensed the Nidoran it was called upon to combat. It stared at the poison Pokemon with its large, red eyes and awaited for a command from its trainer. Red watched Butterfree in amazement as it seemed to grace the air with its presence. Metapod could also sense that her evolution was nearby, and silently envied it. Red broke away from his trance to call for an attack.
“Nidoran, use your Poison Sting!”
“Butterfree, dodge and use Tackle!”
Nidoran carried out her trainers command as soon as he uttered it. She released the multitude of poison barbs from her mouth, but Butterfree effortlessly dodged as it gracefully fluttered through the air. Its trainer stood confidently as the butterfly Pokemon flew towards Nidoran in the air at a high speed. Red then commanded Nidoran to use her scratch attack. When it appeared as if Nidoran’s claws were going to successfully strike, the bug catcher ordered Butterfree to pull back and use a gust attack. A powerful gust of wind pushed Nidoran back a bit, but she successfully stood against the attack until it ceased.
“Nidoran, we’re gonna have to be careful about that gust, now use a Poison Sting again!”
“Butterfree, dodge again and use Confusion!”
Nidoran attempted to inflict damage upon Butterfree once more with a fury of poisonous barbs, but to no avail. Red seemed frustrated as the butterfly Pokemon effortlessly dodged his every attack. Then, a purple energy began to glow and charge in the bug types antenna. Before she knew it, a purple beam of energy shot out towards Nidoran and shocked her. When the attack ceased, she dizzily walked from side to side.
“Nidoran, try to jump up at it and use Scratch!”
Red expected Nidoran to carry out his command without fail, but he looked surprised when she proceeded to run head first into a tree. The bug catcher was amused to see Nidoran in a confused state, and stalled. Red issued another command, but his Pokemon proceeded to ram her head into the tree again. With cheeks rosy red in embarrassment, he held up her Poke Ball and returned her in the red beam of light.
“Got any other Pokemon you’d like to try out against Butterfree?” The bug catcher teased.
Red grinded his teeth as he thought about what he could do. Instead of calling upon Charmander who was still standing by his side, he called upon Spearow. The red winged bird Pokemon squawked loudly as it flew in the air. Before Red could even issue a command, Spearow took to the instincts he still had from when he was wild and rushed into battle, beak first.
“I didn’t even tell you what to do yet, Spearow! What’re you doing!?” Red angrily exclaimed.
“Haha, this should be easy.” Clint laughed before continuing, “Butterfree, dodge and use Gust!”
Spearow attempted to strike Butterfree with a peck attack, but the butterfly Pokemon pushed its body backwards with its wings while quickly flapping them at the same time. Spearow was unable to fly against the strong current of wind that blew right in its path, and got knocked back. The bird Pokemon was still able to remain airborne, however; it caught itself and gave Butterfree an angry glare while loudly squawking.
“Let’s try this again Spearow, use Fury Attack!”
This time, Spearow actually listened to Red’s command. The bird Pokemon flew as quickly as it could towards the awaiting Butterfree. Clint ordered a confusion attack, but Spearow was quick enough to dodge the attack by spinning out of the way, proceeding to return in its attack. The bug Pokemon was surprised by Spearow’s speed, who managed to successfully strike it multiple times. When Butterfree was able to regain momentum and dodge, it had an angry look in its eyes. Red ordered Spearow to use a Fury Attack, though it still seemed to be acting on its own, as it moved before it’s trainer made a command.
“Butterfree, use Sleep Powder!”
<What’s Sleep Powder?>
Red thought to himself as Butterfree flew towards Spearow. Though at first it seemed like a bad idea, the butterfly Pokemon merely lifted upwards before the bird could strike, releasing a shining blue powder from its wings at the same time. Spearow went right through the powder, and in no time it began to descend to the ground. It made a loud thud when it hit the ground below while Butterfree descended and floated near Clint. Red approached Spearow and picked the Pokemon off the ground, and it was sleeping peacefully.
“I think that’s a good demonstration of what Butterfree can do.” Clint commented as Red returned Spearow.
“Yeah, you’re right!”
Red exclaimed as he pulled Metapod out of his backpack so she could see Butterfree. The shell Pokemon’s eyes glittered as she laid them upon her majestic evolution form.
“Fun battle by the way, we should have a rematch some time!” Clint said as he smiled and gave a thumbs up.
“You’re right, that sounds like a good idea!” Red said with a courageous look in his eyes.
The two Pokemon trainers shook hands and proceeded to continue on their separate paths. Red’s thoughts centered around the battle he just took place in, he didn’t even care that he lost. He proudly looked down to the Metapod he held in his arms, excited to know that she too will be a Butterfree one day. Charmander, who was still walking besides Red, crossed his arms in jealousy that he didn’t get to battle and that Metapod was receiving all the attention.
The trainer looked up to the sky, and his eyes looked up to the sky and looked surprised. The Pokemon battle seemed to make time flash forward, as the sun above was painting the sky orange with its setting over the horizon. Before he knew it, Red could begin to see the stars of the night sky. He sighed with the thought of how never ending the Viridian Forest seemed to be, and found a spot he deemed safe behind some trees when he found himself beginning to tire.
Red held Metapod up, who proceeded to shoot the white string out of the top of its body to hang up in the tree. The trainer then slung his backpack off and grabbed his pillow and a blanket with some grass stains from the night before. Charmander laid on his side and yawned as his trainer sat up against a tree, who had one Poke Ball in each hand, belonging to Nidoran and Spearow. He would have had them out too, but they were tired from the battle against the powerful Butterfree. Red’s thoughts again centered around having his own. He then laid his head on the pillow and dozed off.
Hours had passed, and the night was echoing with movements of nocturnal Pokemon. Then, a buzzing noise of wings quickly flapping began to sound. This woke up Charmander, who got up to see what was going on. What he saw heading his way would have scared anyone, for it was a swarm of red eyed and black striped yellow bees with large, sharp and threatening most likely poisonous stingers. Charmander’s eyes grew wide with fear, and proceeded to wake his trainer up. Red woke up and turned his head to see the Beedrill swarm heading right in his direction.
“Charmander, get down!”
Red exclaimed in fear with a powerful, commanding voice. He and Charmander then proceeded to lay as flat as they could on their stomachs, waiting for the swarm to pass. Red only turned his head up when he heard the sound of his Metapod yelling, and what he saw immediately put him in a state of worry, for he saw one of the Beedrill flying away with Metapod in between its stingers. He didn’t know what the Beedrill intended to do with his Metapod, nor did he want to know. He and Charmander gave chase, sprinting as fast as they could; barely following behind the swarm.
Red chased them through a part of the forest and into a large opening. He and Charmander hid behind a bush while panting, tired from the run they just made. The Beedrill holding Metapod merely dropped her on the ground. She was safe in her hard shell, though, so it didn’t harm her. While some Beedrill proceeded to some of the trees that directly surrounded the area, a few of them buzzed around his Metapod and seemed to be conversing. The shell Pokemon had the look of fear in her eyes as her brain buzzed with confusion as to where her trainer was.
Red watched for a few minutes but broke his silence when one of the Beedrill powerfully jabbed its stingers outwards. Although the trainer could understand Pokemon speech, he gained the idea that the Beedrill were planning to kill and eat his Metapod. His eyes widened with fear of the thought, as that was most likely the reality. Immediately, his brained hatched with an idea and he released Nidoran and Spearow from their Poke Ball’s. Nidoran silently stood, as she was curious to what was going on. Spearow attempted to fly towards the first Pokemon it saw, being the Beedrill, but Red caught it and stopped it in its tracks.
“Spearow, you need to listen to me right now!” Red emphasized his words, which got through to the bird Pokemon. He let Spearow down, who was now giving Red it’s full attention along with Charmander and Nidoran, all three curiously gazing up at him. “Alright guys, Metapod is in trouble, those Beedrill over there captured her. We need to save her, but I’m going to have to ask you guys to use everything you got… This could get dangerous.”
All three Pokemon nodded, although Charmander gulped. Spearow gave a reluctant look, but knew that it had to listen to Red right now. Nidoran looked out to the Beedrill with a courageous look in her eyes. Then the trainer looked down to them and asked “You guy’s ready?” in his most serious of tones. All three Pokemon nodded, and then he exclaimed “Let’s go!”, then he and all three of his Pokemon charged towards the Beedrill.
The Beedrill turned their heads and one signaled a command with its stinger pointed in the air. The bee Pokemon who were falling asleep in the trees rose into the air. This was going to be an all out battle royal, but Red was dangerously outnumbered. However, he didn’t care, for all he wanted to do was get his Metapod back.
Just a little note before, I honestly haven't gotten much writing done past the first volume of this story, but I still plan on continuing. Here is Chapter 9 for everyone.
Red, Charmander, Nidoran, and Spearow all gave battle cries as they charged for the Beedrill, who were also heading in their direction. Spearow was the first to attack, attempting to strike a Beedrill with a fury attack, but the bee Pokemon retaliated with the same attack. It was almost like they were sword fighting, beak to stinger, blow for blow. At least three or four Beedrill advanced for Charmander and Nidoran, who decided to keep their distance with long range attacks poison sting and ember. The bee Pokemon moved away from each other to create an opening for the attacks to go through and miss. Red stood back, frustrated.
“Charmander, just keep using Ember! Nidoran, same goes for you with Poison Sting!” Red commanded as he tried to keep his eyes on all his Pokemon at once. He then yelled “Watch out, Spearow!” in a worried tone as he watched another Beedrill advance for it.
Spearow was already busy fighting, so it didn’t notice the second Beedrill coming for it, which proceeded to strike the bird with the sharp stinger on its abdomen. Both bee Pokemon then attacked Spearow with the fury of their stingers, and Red watched in horror as the bird descended to the ground. It was completely unconscious as it laid on the ground, defeated by the double team. Red gasped as the two Beedrill decided to join the fight against Charmander and Nidoran, who were already outnumbered. Metapod could only watch as her saviors valiantly fought, wishing she could do something.
Nidoran and Charmander were still carrying out the only order they were given, so it was hard for the Beedrill to find a path to charge at them. Charmander even managed to get a lucky blow on one, with his ember attack severely scorching and defeating one. However, that was just only Beedrill out of the entire mass they had to fight off; Nidoran and Charmander began to show signs of tiring, with their attacks slowing in their consistency. Soon, the Beedrill found that gap and charged in for an attack. Nidoran attempted to jump forward with a scratch attack, as did Charmander.
The fire type managed to land a strike, but Red watched in horror as both Pokemon were quickly and continuously jabbed with the Beedrill’s sharp stingers. Just like that, all three of his Pokemon were defeated. When it appeared one of the Beedrill was going to strike Charmander again, Red mindlessly charged towards the Pokemon with no second thought about the danger he was putting himself in. Red had now joined this fight, and he began to swing his fists around wildly as hard as he could. He managed to land a couple blows on the Beedrill, and a few began to back away from him in fear of being hit.
One of the Beedrill then struck him in the torso with its sharp stinger. While it hadn’t cut through his shirt, the hard blow still knocked the wind out of him, and he fell to his knees in pain. Charmander caught a glimpse of this with his eyes barely open. He slowly stood up and growled loudly as one of the Beedrill readied itself to strike the trainer once more. His body was glowing with a red energy, and the fire on his tail was burning more vigorously. This was his natural ability, Blaze activating. A violent, wild look came into his eyes, and he charged for the Beedrill.
The bug Pokemon turned away from Red and buzzed for the Charmander they thought they defeated. Charmander was outnumbered by at least five or six Pokemon, but he still fought with all he had. He released an ember attack from his mouth, only this time the fire balls were larger in size, no doubt a side effect from Blaze. Red winced in pain, but slightly smiled when he saw that Charmander’s attack managed to hit two of he Beedrill, completely scorching and defeating them. There was a new hope for victory in his eyes as Charmander released more and more fire balls from his mouth.
However, this new hope was quickly dashed, as some of the Beedrill barely managed to dodge Charmander’s attack. Two struck him at the same time with their sharp stingers, and one even managed to puncture him a little bit, causing a small drop of blood to trickle down his body. He laid on the ground, defeated. Red smashed his fist at the ground as his eyes began to well with tears, he had been defeated. Metapod also seemed to be crying as one of the Beedrill slowly approached her trainer.
Red was disappointed in himself that there was nothing he could do, and looked down to the ground. As the Beedrill prepared the final blow to Red, Metapod loudly yelled out and gained the attention of all the bee Pokemon and her trainer. Her shell then began to crack, revealing a glowing white energy inside. This energy left the now empty shell, rose into the air and changed into the form of Butterfree. As the light disappeared, the look in Butterfree’s eyes was pure with anger as she laid them upon the Beedrill. This sudden evolution caught Red by surprise, but he had hope for victory again. All the Beedrill then charged for Butterfree.
<Darn it, I can’t scan her, I don’t know what her attacks are…> Red through to himself as he began to remember his battle with Clint the day before. <Guess I’ll just have to wing it…>
“Butterfree, use a Gust attack!”
Butterfree nodded and flapped her wings as quickly as she could. The strong currents of wind knocked a few of the Beedrill off their course and onto the ground. They got back up and charged again, so Red ordered a sleep powder from his Pokemon, in hopes that the Butterfree knew the attack he was commanding. To his joy, she did. She flew high in the air and began to release the shining blue powder. All the Beedrill passed through the powder and fell to the ground right after, falling asleep no matter how hard they fought for consciousness. Butterfree approached her trainer, and they were now safe.
Red looked at Butterfree with his eyes reflecting the moons bright light. Butterfree had gained complete trust in her trainer, since he risked to much to get her back. She was too appreciative for being in her final form. Red smiled as he praised Butterfree. “You did a good job, Butterfree. I’m proud of you!”
Butterfree nodded in excitement and giggled. Red then approached all three of his defeated Pokemon, not forgetting to praise them for their hard work in the battle against the Beedrill. His Pokemon could still hear him, being on the very edge of consciousness. He returned them to their safe places inside their Poke Balls, knowing that he wasn’t going to be able to call on any of them for a battle. He then looked up into the sky, which was black with the night.
“Let’s get out of here,” Red said as he turned to Butterfree, “we can’t stay here forever.”
A little later
Just when Red thought the forest was never going to end, he noticed that the thick trees of the forest began to thin out more into an opening. Then a sign came into his view, which read ‘You are now exiting the Viridian Forest, Pewter City up ahead‘. Red then looked up to Butterfree, who he had kept out of the Poke Ball, with his eyes gleaming. “Let’s go, the city is just ahead!”
Butterfree nodded and uttered a sound that would have translated to her saying Right. She then followed her trainer as he sprinted in the direction of the city. Pewter City appeared to be very similar to Viridian City with many buildings, streets and houses, it was smaller in comparison. It didn’t take Red long to find the building he recognized as the Pokemon Center. He seemed to have a pattern now of showing up to one at odd hours, but nevertheless he ran towards the building and rushed inside.
The Next Day
Red woke up in the confines of a Pokemon Center room surprisingly early for how late he stayed out the night before. Still, he woke up without an ounce of tiredness in his eyes. He was glad that he got to comfortably rest on a soft bed, easily preferring it over the hard, forest ground. He picked up the Poke Ball which contained Butterfree off the dresser. Charmander, Nidoran, and Spearow were receiving much needed treatment and care inside another section of the Pokemon Center. He dressed into his journey attire and proceeded out of the room to go to the front desk.
“Excuse me, Nurse?” Red said to capture the woman’s attention, who was behind the desk. She was identical to the Nurse he encountered in Viridian City, the only thing that differed was her eye color. “How long is it going to take for my Pokemon to heal?” Red inquisitively asked.
Nurse Joy paused for a moment looked at the information on the papers in the clipboard she held in her hands before answering the boy’s question, “I’m afraid your Pokemon are going to have to stay at least until the evening. They received some pretty bad injuries, and they need the time to rest up and heal.” Nurse Joy took note of the disappointed look Red’s face at her words, so she said “But you have no need to worry, your Pokemon are safe in here and they will be ready and healthy later on!” with a smile on her face, in hopes of cheering the boy up.
Red smiled as he sincerely said, “Thank you, Nurse Joy.”
“Not a problem.” Her smile stayed on her face as she nodded.
The moment was cut short when a girl interrupted them with a question for Nurse Joy, “Excuse me Nurse Joy, is my Pokemon okay?”
Red turned around and smiled as soon as he laid eyes upon the girl. It was Green, much to his surprise. A smile spread across her face as she recognized Red.
“Reddd!” She excitedly exclaimed as she rushed towards him and gave him a hug.
Red blushed at the girls random display of affection, but at the same time he wasn’t complaining. He spoke up when their embrace ended. “Green, so I see you made it through Viridian Forest! So what are you doing in Pewter?” He asked with a smile, which Green returned.
“Oh, I’m just here to challenge this towns gym leader, and I’m here to get my Pokemon.” Green then refocused her attention on Nurse Joy with her ocean blue eyes sparking with her question, “Is he okay yet?”
“Oh yes, your Bulbasaur is doing just fine!” Nurse Joy happily said as the door behind her opened with a Chansey carrying a Poke Ball tray with one sphere on it.
Red’s eyes lit up at the name Bulbasaur, and immediately his thoughts began to spiral. <Where did she get a Bulbasaur? Could she have been the one that stole it?> He thought as he silently watched Nurse Joy hand Green the Poke Ball. <Guess I better ask her, I don’t wanna accuse.>.
“Thank you Nurse Joy!” Green exclaimed as she stared at the sphere she held in her hands.
“Hey Green,” Red captured her attention, “just for curiosity, where did you get that Bulbasaur?”
Red’s inquisitive words bared a tone that hinted he might know more than Green wanted him to. A worried look overtook Green’s eyes as her heart began to race. She bit her lip before blurting out the first thing that came to her mind, knowing silence would make Red grow suspicious. “Uh, I managed to capture a wild one in the forest.” Her lying words were nervously put together and sounded like a train wreck. “I gotta go.” She said before Red could say anything more, and rushed out the front door of the Pokemon Center.
Red and Nurse Joy watched as Green ran out, and the woman commented “That was weird.” which Red silently replied with a nod, as he now held his chin in deep thought. <That was really suspicious of her, I didn’t even see any Bulbasaur in the Viridian Forest…> Red’s thoughts circulated every situation he possibly could, and only wound up on his previous suspicion that the Bulbasaur thief was Green, she who almost made it impossible for Barclay to set out on his journey. Without a word, Red rushed out of the Pokemon Center to go look for Green.
<Darn it, that was a close one…> Green thought as she traversed the streets of Pewter City, walking at a fast pace. <I think he actually started to suspect that I stole Bulbasaur.> She held the Poke Ball in her hands as she stared at it. <I really hope he doesn’t figure out, I don’t wanna get this Pokemon taken away…>
Red ran through the Pewter City streets and described Green to almost every person he ran into, asking if they had seen her. He managed to find a lead and proceeded to run in the direction the man pointed him to. He couldn’t shake the indefinite possibility that Green was the Bulbasaur thief, and he didn’t know what to feel of this thought between shock and anger. Red quietly approached the girl from behind and grabbed her shoulder when she was within reach. She was shocked.
“What are you doing Red? Let me go!” Green demanded as she smacked his hand away.
The words that poured out of Red‘s mouth were the exact ones the girl feared to hear. “Look Green, I know you’re the Bulbasaur thief, it’s not that hard to figure out!”
“Well, I guess you caught me…” Green said as she knew she couldn’t deny the truth. She then confidently smiled and asked Red, “What are you gonna do about it?” in almost a teasing tone.
“I’m gonna make you return that Pokemon, because of you, Barclay almost didn’t get to go on his journey!” Red angrily shouted as he held Butterfree’s Poke Ball.
Green laid her eyes upon the Poke Ball and then smiled devilishly. “You’re gonna have to battle me for it, then! If you win, you can take it back. If I win, I can keep it!” She implied as she thought <It can’t be that hard to defeat him, he looks weak.> in the back of her head.
Red and Green stepped a few feet away from each other and threw their Poke Ball’s out onto the designated battlefield. Red released the only Pokemon he had on him, Butterfree, who was pumped and ready for battle. The boy was expecting Green to release Bulbasaur, but she instead released a Pokemon he was all to familiar with, Beedrill. He detested the buzzing sound the Pokemon made as it floated in the air. The Pokemon mirrored each other with their glaring red eyes as they awaited command from their trainers.
“If you don’t mind, ladies first. Beedrill, power up with Focus Energy!”
“Butterfree, use Sleep Powder!”
The battle was on. Beedrill hovered in the air as it stiffened its body, which began to glow with a light white aura. Red was hoping to gain an early upper hand as Butterfree released the shining blue powder from her wings, but Beedrill dodged the attack with ease. Green then commanded a twin needle attack from her Pokemon, which charged for Butterfree with both its stingers pointed outwards. The bee Pokemon managed to strike its opponent, with its attack seeming empowered by focus energy. Butterfree began to descend to the ground, but quickly regained her balance.
“Butterfree, use a Confusion attack!”
“Beedrill, dodge and use Fury Attack!”
Both trainers issued their commands and the battle continued. The fast Beedrill rushed towards its opponent and readied itself to strike Butterfree with one of its sharp stingers. Butterfree’s antenna glowed and charged with a light purple energy. She then shot out a bolt of energy towards Beedrill, but the bee Pokemon managed to dodge. She tried the attack twice more, but to no avail. The bee Pokemon struck her continuously with both its stingers. Butterfree squealed with pain and clenched her eyes shut.
<Haha, I knew this was going to be easy!> Green thought to herself as she smiled and crossed her arms.
“Don’t give up Butterfree, I know we can win this!” Red exclaimed before pausing for a moment to think up of his battle strategy. “Butterfree, use a Gust attack!”
Butterfree opened her raging eyes after hearing Red’s encouragement and command. She pushed her entire body backwards and flapped her wings at a high speed, creating strong gusts of wind that pushed away Beedrill before it was able to attack again. Angered by this, Green ordered another Fury Attack. She was starting to lose her cool.
“Butterfree, use Confusion!”
Butterfree successfully zapped Beedrill with the light purple energy, stopping it in its tracks. After her attack ceased, the bee Pokemon curiously examined its surroundings and aimlessly flew around, not knowing what to do or what was what. “Beedrill, what are you doing? Get back to the battle!” Was all Green could angrily exclaim as she watched Butterfree charge at the confused Beedrill at full speed, ramming it with her entire body force. After the attack, Beedrill shook its head back and forth real quick and came to its senses. “Beedrill, use Fury Attack again!” Green commanded as she pointed at Butterfree.
“Butterfree, use another Gust attack, blow it away!”
Butterfree formed even more powerful gusts of winds by quickly flapping its wings, and this time Beedrill wasn’t able to do anything. It wasn’t even able to stay up in the air, being quickly knocked down to the ground. Green gasped as her Pokemon hit the ground and slowly got back up to its feet.
“This is our chance, Sleep Powder!”
Red issued his command before Green could even begin to utter hers. Butterfree once more released a shining blue powder that descended to Beedrill, only this time the attack was successful. Try as it might, Beedrill was unable to fight the forced sleep. Butterfree descended to her trainers level as Green ordered her Pokemon to get up, but it simply laid on the ground asleep. Red approached the girl with a serious look in his eyes.
“I believe that’s a victory for me and Butterfree.” Red said as Butterfree began to dance around in the air, excited in victory. “I believe you have to give back that Pokemon now.” The tone in his voice was commanding and serious.
Green’s face nervously flushed a rosy red as she returned the sleeping Beedrill to its Poke Ball. She thought victory was within her hands, but Red and Butterfree’s teamwork proved otherwise. “Right…” She quietly uttered as she approached the opposing trainer.
But what Red received from the girl surprised him. Instead of giving him Bulbasaur’s Poke Ball like she promised, she gave him a quick kiss on the cheek and ran away as fast as she could, giggling. Red was so stunned still that he didn’t chase after her. His face was blushing redder than his hat. When he managed to gather his thoughts, he signaled Butterfree to follow him. The blush still remained Red’s face as he walked away from the scene with his hands jammed in his pockets.
yeah yeah I know, majorly influenced by the anime, but I still like how my take on the idea worked out.