All I wanted was to catch them all.
It started out so innocently. You grow up in a Pokemon world, wanting nothing more than to be a Pokemon trainer. So when the professor offers you a chance to start your own Pokemon journey, to catch them all, of course you accept, who wouldn’t?
Yeah, it was all just Pidgeys and Rattatas at first. The Professor wanted them, so I sent them over; I kept getting stronger Pokemon, and the Professor was getting Pokemon for his research. I didn’t care for what - track their migration patterns, train them, test cosmetics on them, I dunno, it wasn’t any of my business. All that mattered to me was that I was a trainer.
That’s when they approached me. Leaders of their own teams, and each had scouted me as a prospective member - me, just some kid who was good at catching Rattatas. It turns out that’s how they get you; start ‘em when they’re young, make them feel like an important part of the team, and they’re yours