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The Adventures of a
Pokémon Trainer: Symbiosis
Last time John encountered two Ancient Trainers bent on killing him. Thanks
to Destiny, though,
their plans were spoiled. Her incredible "mirror move" is
more powerful than
it should be and has everyone quite perplexed. Now our
hero is waking up
after a good night's sleep and is left to wonder about
Destiny and the
fossils that the ancients left behind.
You are ready? That's what he said as he left us those weird fossils.
Ready for what? To
collect the emblems, obviously. But I cheated like hell
How could that make
me ready? I can't expect that that strategy will ever
work again. Not
that I would use it again. It was in self-defense, in defense
of my friends. If
they were just regular trainers, how will I be able to
fight a gym leader
I should train Destiny. She possesses incredible power. She could tear
apart any Pokémon,
properly trained. But how could that be mirror move?
Mirror move is
simply a copy of the move the opponent just used. But she
could pick and use
any move her opponent is capable of. This is a reject?
Does Oak know
anything about this? If he doesn't, should I tell him? If he
does, why did he
give it to me? I sure hope Cinnabar is helpful.
I went over these things in my mind countless times as I pretended to
when the sun came up, I didn't feel the least bit tired.
The day was
beautiful. Blue sky, bright sun, birds chirping all that crap.
Apparently it would
be a good day for training.
"So how much longer do you think it'll be till Destiny evolves," Lucy
me out of my reverie.
"I was just wondering if that's the smartest thing to do," I told her, as I
sleeping back and slowly stood up.
"Well, suppose she looses this power when she evolves. It could be like a
defect that will be
fixed when she evolves." It took her a minute to realize
what I was
referring to as her power was what she considered a normal mirror
"I'm telling you. That's normal. It could only get stronger if she
"Yah, but she doesn't think its mirror move, herself. I ordered her to do
it, but she just
starred at me."
"That might be because she was abandoned. She might not consider you her
It was logical, and my thoughts weren't. But there was a way to
test my theory.
"I've got a plan-," I started, but was interrupted.
"I sure hope it involves a long period of silence," Tony moaned as he
turned over in his
"Tony, lemme borrow your Fearrow for a sec."
handed me a Pokéball saying, "Just don't fry him."
"Try not," I told him.
"Alright, Mach, Fly Attack, now!" Tony's Fearow spread its wings and
way up high.
"Now, Destiny, Mirror Move Mach," and again I got a look from her. She
didn't know mirror
move. That much was certain, now.
"Told ya," I said to Lucy as I smiled and winked at her. She returned
wink by sticking
her tongue out at me.
"Okay, Destiny," I said as I took a deep breath,
"Transform!" Now we
would see if my
theory was correct or not.
Destiny looked up at Mach, flying very high up, glancing at me every so
often, waiting for
the command to dive. She gave a quick battle cry as her
wings began to
glow. In a moment she had the body of a Spearow and the wings
of a Fearow.
"H-h-how did she?" Lucy was speechless. When I had called for Destiny
transform she was
about to tell me I was nuts, but this was incredible.
"I realized that this couldn't be mirror move, since, as Tony said, it is
accompanied by a
bright flash. And I knew it couldn't be mimic, because that
takes time to
choose and copy the right move, plus it can only be taught by a
TM, and why would
Destiny's former trainer waste a valuable TM on what she
reject? When I narrowed it down to Transform, I quickly
dismissed it and
tried to put it aside in my thoughts. But when it really
started getting to
me, I checked my Pokedex on Destiny. She had Ditto DNA!"
"How could that be" Lucy just trailed off, so I took the opportunity
"That's not all, all of the Pokémon Oak gave us have Ditto DNA. Including
your Hitmon Pokémon."
At this she became really excited. She called out
Dancer and her
"Okay guys, transform into each other."
They looked at each
other and shrugged. Lucy was disappointed, but I
"They have to learn transform, just like any other move.
"Oh." She still wasn't satisfied.
"Hey, cheer up. Now we can go to Cinnabar. While we're there, I'll take
you to that great
fish place I told you about." This seemed to cheer her up.
"No," I said, trying to get a reaction. I opened my coat. "Pokémon
treat," I said, pointing to my badge. It was hard not to love that
After packing and cleaning up, we set off. Destiny, with her huge Fearow
wings and small,
streamlined Spearow body had no problem keeping up with and
Mach. It was tricky, but I managed to hold on. Mach was big
for a Fearow, so
Tony and Lucy could both ride on it.
The ocean was beautiful from above. We saw a lot of Pokémon, even a very
Blastoise. It was missing the water cannons and had more of a
built for swimming. It was even complete with fins instead
of claws. It sure
wasn't a normal sea turtle, though. It still had the same
blue color of a
Blastoise. I took a picture with my Pokedex, the Cinnabar Lab
When we arrived, the town looked very peaceful. It was fall, tourist
season was over,
but we weren't tourists. After asking a strange old bald man
where the lab was,
he asked if I was interested in Pokémon. I rolled my eyes.
Why would I want
the lab if I weren't interested? I politely said yes, sir.
I'm a trainer. He
told me there was a great gym nearby, but I quickly told
him I have more
important things to do. I think he was a little angered by
that remark as he
stomped off, mumbling to himself.
We made it to the lab quickly after that. It wasn't much to behold, just
an ordinary brick
building, but behind it was a huge old abandoned mansion.
Explore later, I
told myself. Many things to do, and little time to do it in
told us that Dr. Harold was the best person to see if we
examined, but he was very busy. I flashed my badge and said,
"Tell him the Pokémon
League is here." She quickly called Dr. Harold and
pointed to his
door. I thanked her and we started walking.
Dr. Harold was a short, balding, middle aged man. He quickly greeted us
and asked politely
to explain what we want and get out, he was a busy man.
"Yes, well, I'm afraid that we'll probably be taking up a large period of
He seemed quite annoyed, now. "May I see this badge of yours?"
"You certainly may." I unpinned the badge and handed it to him. He
it to a scanner on
his desk. He read the description on his monitor, and then
he turned quite
"So, uhh, what does the Great Ash Ketchum require," he said, sounding
"The Great Ash Ketchum's good friends require a fossil analysis, and a
information." He seemed relieved, but he was also careful. He knew
that that badge was
for more than just getting him to help.
"A fossil analysis? That's all? Oh, of course!" He motioned for us to
join him in a back
room. The room turned out to be the kind of thing you
expect to see in a
sci-fi movie or something. Tesla coils, beds with straps,
huge computers, all
it needs is Frankenstein. "Would you be kind enough to
"Yes, of course." As I pulled out the three spike fossils, Harold's
"Oh, you are lucky indeed! These are the fossils of a powerful
"Can you re-animate them for us," Tony asked him.
"Indeed, come see." He seemed strangely gleeful. He set them down on a
small pillar. He
told us to watch carefully. After pressing a few controls,
the pillar began to
hum, then whine as it shut down. The fossils were still
"I believe your machine requires maintenance," Tony said. Just then,
fossils came alive.
They looked at their respective owners. Harold giggled as
they sprang forth
and hit each of our heads. The last thing I heard was
Harold, laughing hysterically.
To be continued