All My Own
Ace could wait no longer! It was half an hour before he was
supposed to begin his journey as a Pokemon Trainer. He flipped the covers off
him, took a shower, groomed himself, got dressed, and sat on his bed thinking
hard. What Pokemon should I get? Daniel
has a Cyndaquil from Johto and a Mudkip
from here. He’s so lucky to have traveled to Johto and caught a Pokemon!
So…I’ll get a Torchic! After all, I wanna get a cool Blakizen!
It was decided. Ace surfed on his computer after turning off his
alarm. While on the computer, which he caught in a pokeball
to keep safe and ingraved “C” on (to recognize the
computer pokeball), he found that he had an e-mail
from Daniel. It read “I will be over at your house around six o’clock! Which
starter are you getting? Bye Ace!”
wrote back as he packed. Daniel, I will
be ready when you come. I’m getting myself a Torchic.
Cool huh? See you when you arrive.
Ace packed six potions he had bought and saw he got a reply. It
said “I’ll be over soon. And also, Claire caught an Eevee.
You know that Kanto pen-pal of mine right? Well, Claire is gonna
come visit tomorrow. Bye…”
watched Prof Birch’s channel while packing last minute items, sighed when
nothing he saw was new to him, and sat, bored stiff, paying attention
nonetheless. Finally it was 5:45. He turned off the tv, stuffed his alarm clock in a bag, and carried his
duffel bag downstairs. He found his mom and Dad waiting for him quietly.
son,” said his father, who was a pretty good trainer himself. His mom was a
breeder. Her only Pokemon were Vulpix, Rapidash, and Delcatty. She made
money by selling Skitty babies to trainers at a
kennel she had her husband build for her. Ace had no clue why they were waiting
for him, so he asked. His mother said, “We have a gift for you Ace.”
Ace’s dad picked up
a small wooden box with a lid from a table nearby and handed it to him. “Open
it,” said his dad, grinning. Ace curiously lifted the top, and saw a pale pink, medium sized egg inside, sparkling. He smiled and
hugged them both.
“What is it?” Ace
“You have to find
out on your own,” said his father.
“Thanks anyways.” He told his parents he’d eat on the way to Prof Birch, and
head for the door. He locked it and left, to find Daniel walking up to his
house. “Hey pal,” he exclaimed. They shook hands and talked as they headed for
Prof Birch’s lab. Ace paid for a meal from a fast food place and ate as they
After much walking
and talking, the figure of Birch’s lab became recognizable. When they entered,
the two friends saw Tory (Ace’s rival at Pokemon school) getting his Pokemon
and his equipment.
He received his pokeballs and pokedex and turned
to them. “What are you dweebs doin’ here?” he teased.
Tory instantly smirked and enlarged his pokeball.
“We aren’t dweebs,”
forward. “Battle me NOW Tory,” he ordered. He knew it was coming so why not get
it over with?
Tory. “You’ll be easily done away with.”
“I wouldn’t have
said that if I were you Tory. Fortunately I’m not. Let’s fight.”
“Whatever. Go Treecko!” A green creature cried “Treecko
treecko,” as it was released.
“Beat that Pokemon Cyndaquil,” said Daniel, and threw a pokeball
forward. Out came a tough-looking Cyndaquil. “Quick
attack now,” said Daniel patiently. Cyndaquil became
alert, and in the blink of an eye slammed into Treecko.
“Darn it,” said
Tory. “Pound attack.”
Treecko jumped over Cyndaquil and came down with it’s
tail. Daniel ordered Cyndaquil to use ember, which
scorched Treecko’s tail and made it slam into the
“Now headbutt Treecko,” yelled Tory.
Treecko landed swiftly on the floor,
and charged at Cyndaquil, knocking it over. Cyndaquil flipped onto its feet and, without command, shot
an ember at Treecko, and the hurt green creature was
knocked into the wall, defeated.
Tory returned Treecko, dropped a wad of cash, and wordlessly ran out of
the lab. Daniel and Ace looked back at the glass door and saw Tory disappear
into the forest.