A Fire Within- Chapter 2, Part 1A Fire Within- Chapter 2, Part 12 years ago in Introductions & Chapters
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A few days had gone by. A memorial had already been held for Mr. Moore, and while Flannery was busy with her gym duties and organizing Grandfather's things according to his short will, Jarica was gathering everything she thought she'd need for a journey. By sundown she had everything ready.
Flannery made a call to Pokémon Professor Birch, and notified him that Jarica was going to become a trainer this year. He assured them that there would be plenty of starter pokemon shipped in just in time for the new wave of trainers to choose. Normally Jarica would have simply gone to the Lavaridge Pokemon Center to pick up her starter, as any other trainer might have. However, Birch had mentioned that if Jarica ever made the choice,she should go to his lab where he had some other things to give her, in addition to the starter.
Every year on a designated date in April, new trainers were permitted to go to Birch's lab in New Bark town or a Pokemon Center in their own town, to resister as an off