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Their First Pokemon
Early in the morning, Whisper, Shadow, Riolu, Azaziel and Thanatos gather together and go to Professor Oak`s lab. Still weak, Riolu is being carried in Whisper`s arms.
The group arrive to Professor Oak`s lab just in time to see a new pokemon trainer leave the lab with his first pokemon and his pokedex. Professor Oak is waving the new trainer off from the entrance of his lab. Thanatos turns to Azaziel,"Do you think he will give us our pokemon license? We are older than the age of when everyone else starts."
Azaziel responds,"I don`t think Professor Oak is an ageist."
Whisper leads the group up the walkway,"Not to worry."
Professor Oak notices the group approaching him,"Well, hello there. I`m Professor Oak."
Whisper nods her head,"Yes, I know very well who you are. I`m saddened you don`t remember me. I`m Whisper."
Professor Oak rubs his chin as he looks upon Whisper,"Oh yes, Whisper, I remember you now. Well, what can I do for you?"
Whisper gestures to Azaziel and Thanatos,"I came to help my new friends acquire their pokemon license and their first pokemon so that they can begin their pokemon journey."
Professor Oak looks to Thanatos and Azaziel,"Oh? Is that so? You two would like to begin your pokemon journey?"
Azaziel nods her head to Professor Oak,"Yes, sir."
Professor Oak rubs his chin again,"Well, let`s see. How old are you two? Have you done any studies on pokemon?"
Azaziel is the first to answer him,"I`m 16 years old."
Thanatos speaks up quickly,"And I`m 17."
"We`ve watched your show every week."
Professor Oak open the door to his lab,"All right. Come on inside. I`m sure there is something I can do for you."
As he goes inside of his lab, Whisper, Shadow and Riolu follow behind. Azaziel and Thanatos pause for a moment and then go inside with the others. The door closes behind them.
Over the years, Professor Oak has gained more equipment that are even more state-of-the-art than the ones he`s had before. His lab assistants are all busy with their work at different machines and recording data. Looking around, Whisper smiles,"You progress more and more each time I see you, professor."
Professor Oak smiles, too,"Thank you. We do work hard here."
He stops at a table and the rest of group stand around the table, too. On the table sits three pokeballs. Each of the pokeballs contain one of the pokemon that Proessor Oak usually has for new trainers just starting out; Bulbasaur, Charmander and Squirtle. Professor Oak looks to Azaziel and Thanatos,"Have either of you decided on which pokemon would be your starter?"
Thanatos shows more confidence and speaks up first,"Yeah, I`ve always wanted a Bulbasaur."
As Professor Oak hands Thanatos the pokeball with Bulbasaur inside, Azaziel looks at the remaining two pokeballs. She is less sure than Thanatos. Professor Oak gives Thanatos a handful of pokeballs to capture new pokemon with and also a pokedex. As he finishes that up, Azaziel finally makes a decision,"I will go with Charmander."
"All righty then."
Doing the same for Azaziel as he did for Thanatos, Professor Oak hands over a pokedex, the pokeball with Charmander inside and a handful of empty pokeballs. He speaks to the both of them,"Well then, do you two know about how to battle and capture pokemon?"
Thanatos nods his head,"Oh yes. We`ve learned all we know from your show."
Whisper finally speaks up,"I will be walking them through the process to ensure that all goes well."
Professor Oak puts his hands behind his back and smiles,"All right, then I will leave everything to you, Whisper. I know these new trainers will be in good hands."
The group leave Oak`s lab and begin to walk down the dirt path in Pallet Town. During the wall, Azaziel is admiring her new Charmader who is in it`s pokeball still. Thanatos looks at Whisper,"That was really easy. Does it have something to do with your connection with Professor Oak?"
Whisper gives a single nod,"You...could say that it`s something like that."
Azaziel looks to Whisper as well, still cupping her Charmander pokeball in both hands,"What do we do now?"
"We will begin with getting you two used to how to handle a pokemon battle. You will need to get to know the pokemon you have and what their capabilities are."
They all begin to leave Pallet Town, entering Route 1, the same place they had seen the person that had Riolu. They begin to walk around through the grasses, not rushing to get to Viridian City since Whisper wants Thanatos and Azaziel to get a few practice runs in first.
The first pokemon that appears is a Rattata. Riolu begins to panic and gets fidgity in Whisper`s arms, struggling to get away. Whisper tries to keep a hold of Riolu and tries to reassure it that she won`t make it battle. It must be traumatized from the poor treatment it got from the person that kidnapped it. He must have made the Riolu participate in several battles. As Whisper works on getting Riolu to calm down, she tells Thanatos to battle the Rattata first.
Thanataos releases his Bulbasaur. Bulbasaur gives a stretch and then looks at the Rattata. Whisper begins the first bit of her instructions,"Let`s stay with simple attacks and build the relationship with your pokemon. If you win the first battle with it, things will start off on the right foot."
Since the battle is with a Rattata, the battle goes pretty quickly. Bulbasaur wins but is exhausted. Another Rattata appears and it`s Azaziel`s turn. Her Charmander, like Bulbasaur, wins but is also exhausted. With the two of them plopped on the ground, panting, Whisper gives Azaziel and Thanatos both a potion to use on their pokemon to revitalize them. Seeing at how exhausted the two pokemon are, Whisper decides that Thanatos and Azaziel should work on strategy. For a demonstration of strategy, Whisper pulls out her laptop and passes it to Shadow for him to hold for her. He pops the laptop open and holds it, facing the computer to Whisper. She puts Riolu in one arm so she has one hand to type with. Her fingers hit a few keys and the laptop makes a beep sound. Then she reaches into her pocket and pulls out a pokeball, holding it up to the laptop. The laptop makes a few more beeps and then it silences. Whisper pulls the pokeball away and Shadow closes the laptop. Whisper turns around to the grasses, expecting another pokemon to appear.
In which it does. This time it`s a Pidgey. Whisper tosses the pokeball down and the pokemon that comes out is a small Vulpix. It`s small due to that it`s a young age, but unlike the Riolu, this pokemon is actually weaned. Whisper explains,"This Vulpix has just been weaned from it`s mother. I chose this one since it`s type makes a fair match in the battle and it`s low experience is like Charmander`s and Bulbasaur`s. It would be good for example in show."
Since the Pidgey has higher speed stats, it attacks first, using Gust. Vulpix recovers from it and uses Confuse Ray as directed by Whisper. Inflicted by Confusion now, Pidgey has a little trouble with the battle. It manages to land another Gust attack but the next time it tries to attack, Pidgey becomes confused and attacks itself. This allows Vulpix to land an Ember attack and end the battle. Unlike Charmander and Bulbasaur, Vulpix isn`t so worn out. It`s able to keep standing and even comes trotting up to Whisper who quickly rewards Vulpix for a job well done.
Needless to say, Thanatos and Azaziel are impressed. The strategy of using Confuse Ray has made the difference in the battle, tipping the scales in Vulpix`s favour. After using Potion on Vulpix to restore it and giving it a treat, Whisper gets Vulpix returned to the pokeball and puts her laptop back into her messenger bag,"You just need to know the things your pokemon is capable of and use them to your advantage."
Whisper looks at Thanatos,"A move you will find useful during these beginning stages with your Bulbasaur is Leech Seed. It pecks away at the opponent`s HP while giving a little to your own pokemon. Use that as your first move and then use regular attacks."
Then Whisper looks to Azaziel,"You should have your Charmander use Smokescreen. That will put a fog around the opponent and make it hard for them to land a successful hit on your Charmander. Use it for first attack."
Azaziel has her mouth parted open as Whisper rolls out this information with no hesitation,"Wow, you really know this stuff."
"It just takes time. Experience is the best teacher."
They spend the rest of the daylight hours in Route 1, getting Thanatos and Azaziel practicing battles with their pokemon, which in turn, gets Charmander and Bulbasaur to grow stronger as well. When it begins to get dark, Whisper moves everyone to Viridian City so they can stay the night at the Pokemon Centre there.