Legalities: This is a non-profit fanfic. All Pokemon characters are copyrighted to the prospective peoples. Since this is a rough draft, no asking to borrow content at this time.
Note: Every Pokemon I use in this story (well the one the main character uses) will be based on the actual Pokemon I own in the game. Except for the color of the first pokemon I run into, I may have one of that color sometime in the future...
Title: The Lost Pokemon Episodes.
By: Hakuzo Nightfox
Episode 1: A Friendship Begins
>>>Narrator: Greetings Pokemon Enthusiasts. You may have heard the stories about a certian human with a special Pikachu, but all that happened fifteen years ago. Today you will learn about a new trainer that you where never told about. His adventures is about to begin.
Let me take you to a place, not far from Pallet Town. A slice of the Viridian Forest unknown to most, to a small homestead about five miles away from Pallet Town. Today is the day of a young trainer's exam to see what starting Pokemon will be the most compatible for them.
Now, lets peek in on this fledgling. <<<
*An Alarm Clock sounds off*
A hand fumbles around trying to shut of the annoying buzz of the Alarm Clock. After a few misses, the sound finally quiets.
"Hakuzo Nightfox! Time to wake up! You don't want to be late for your exam do you?" A female voice breaks the silence.
"I'm up... Sheesh!" Hakuzo, a young human of ten years old, stretches and prepares for the day. He cleans up and thus puts on cloths that consist of the following:
A dark ball cap; followed by a tee-shirt of a light pale blue and a black button up shirt, that hangs open. Next is a pair of light tan Khaki shorts. Lastly is plain white socks and a pair of black skater style shoes.
Hakuzo climbs down the stairs and is greeted with the smell of bacon and eggs. He sits down to a glass of milk as his mother sets down a plate full of delectable food.
"Wow, smells great mom!" Hakuzo declares.
"Good! Now eat up, your exam with professor Oak will be in a couple of hours and it will take a bit for you to make it into town." Hakuzo's mother, Gloria, simply states.
"I know... I just don't want to end up with bad luck and fail to get a great Pokemon..." Hakuzo say as he thinks about the up-coming exam.
After the short meal and the dishes where cleared out, Hakuzo kisses his mother good-bye and waves. "I just wish dad was here to see me off also..." Hakuzo sighs out.
"Sorry Hun, but you know Eric had to work early this morning. Just be sure to come straight home afterwords." Gloria replies.
Hakuzo gives a slight nod, "I will." With that, he grabs up his backpack that contains a few PokeDollars and a couple of mechanical pencils, along with a notebook of blank paper. All of this just for the written part of the exam.
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>>>Narrator: The morning sun gently lights the surrounding sparsely spaced trees. A cool spring winds rushes past Hakuzo as he prepares to enter the woods that lead to the town of Pallet. Upon entering the woods, Hakuzo is assaulted by a series of growls. Lets see what unfolds next.<<<
Hakuzo follows the sounds deeper into the woods. "Hmm, sounds like a wild Pokemon battle. I gotta see this!"He quickly approaches the scene of the battle.
More growls can be heard along with a new sound. As the young trainer reaches the spot, the second sound can be identified as a whimpering. The source was a golden colored Vulpix. "That's unusual... Vulpixes are not usually found in this area, let alone a rare colored one." Hakuzo thinks to himself.
The Vulpix was being attacked by two Rattata "Odd that a fox Pokemon is getting beat up by a couple of rats... But I guess the guy needs my help!" Hakuzo grabs a branch, runs at the two purple, and strikes it down on the ground near them. One of the Rattata runs off in fear but the other one bites into the branch.
"C'mon, let go already!" Hakuzo shakes the branch but the small rat refuses to let go. The Vulpix shakily stands up on its paws and unleashes a large stream of fire at the Rattata and it runs off for its life. Afterwords the Vulpix collapses to the ground.
"Oh No!" Hakuzo runs over to the fox Pokemon and gently picks him up."I gotta get you to a Pokemon Center fast!" Hakuzo carefully looks over the Pokemon, noticing a lot of cuts and bruises.
>>>Narrator: Our young trainer carefully wraps the Vulpix into his arms and runs towards Pallet town. By the time he reaches town, it's almost time for the exam.<<<
Hakuzo stops outside the PokeCenter of Pallet Town, breathing hard and trying to catch his breath.The Vulpix appears to still be breathing but hasn't woke up yet. Hakuzo runs through the automated doors and up to the counter, to be greeted by a smiling Nurse Joy.
"Why hello Hakuzo! What brings you here today?" Nurse Joy asks.
"*Pant, Pant* Along the way here, I ran across a wild Pokemon fight and this guy was ganged up on by two Rattata..." Hakuzo hands the Vulpix over to Nurse Joy.
"Aww! The little guy is in bad condition... You did the right thing in bringing it here. The only odd thing is..." Nurse Joy hands the Vulpix to a Chancy wearing a nurse apron and it quickly takes it to an emergency room."... Why would a Vulpix be in this part of the woods?"
"I don't know... Will the Vulpix be alright?" Hakuzo asks Nurse Joy.
"We should know something in the next half hour." Nurse Joy sighs. "Any idea if it is a missing Pokemon?"
Hakuzo shrugs, "I haven't heard of anyone losing Pokemon around here.. Maybe it is a wild Pokemon..." Hakuzo eyes light up at the though of him befriending such a rare Pokemon.
"Hmm, I don't see any locally register Vulpixes, so it looks like it may be a wild one after all." Nurse Joy states with a smile.
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Forty Minutes later Hakuzo is startled awake by the voice of Nurse Joy. "Wake up sleepy head! Vulpix is out of the emergency room."
"Huh.... OH!" Hakuzo runs over to the counter.
"You should be glad you got here when you did. The good news is Vulpix is okay, but needs a lot of rest. By the way, what do you plan to do with him?" Nurse Joy asks as he hands over the small fox Pokemon.
"I hope I can keep him and become friends..." As Hakuzo takes the Vulpix, it appears to stir a bit and look up to the person that rescued him. It appears the small Pokemon forms a smile on its muzzle and lightly says its name. He then gives a slight rub against Hakuzo's arm and falls back to sleep.
"Aww! He likes you!" Nurse Joy smiles again.
"Heh, maybe after the exams I can officially keep him..." Hakuzo states as he glances at his watch."Shoot!! I only have a few minutes till they start the exam." Hakuzo runs out the door while shouting back, "Thanks Nurse Joy!"
"You're welcome! anytime..." Is all she got out before the young trainer was already out the door. "Hmm, I think that Vulpix will be special..."
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>>>Narrator: Hakuzo runs off towards Professor Oak's laboratory. As he arrives, there is a small crowd gathered outside. There are some familiar faces and a few Hakuzo never seen before. One person in particular stands out to Hakuzo, Bayne DayFox, but more on that later.<<<
Hakuzo rushes up to the group of nine other trainers. Luck has it that the professor hasn't started yet.
"Sorry I'm late, but this little guy was attacked and needed medical attention..." Hakuzo says with a down-cast glance.
Immediately everyone looks at the Pokemon Hakuzo is holding. Some of the group said "Wow!", while others gave snorts of jealousy. The last one to react was Bayne.
With a look of pure hatred, Bane makes this comment. "What the Heck! DorkFox comes here with a Pokemon already and it's a rare color on top of it?... " Bayne turns to Oak, "Is that even allowed?"
"Normally a pre-trainer is not allowed to handle outside or wild Pokemon..." Oak states.
Bayne cuts Oak off with this comment, "Hah! Your in trouble now!" All Hakuzo could do is look at the ground.
"But!... Under these circumstances I will make an exception." Oak walks up to Hakuzo to get a better look at the rare Vulpix. Oak peers intently at the yellow fox Pokemon. "Hmm, This Vulpix is very rare indeed! Hakuzo, I expect great things from you!" Oak walks back to the front of the group.
Bayne makes a face and mocks, "Hakuzo, I expect great things from you! Pfft! What makes DorkFox so special?" A couple of the other boys laugh at Bayne's antics.
"Now then, soon-to-be trainers." Oak addresses the group."Today you ten will be taking your written exams. Afterwords there will be a battle against me with a Pokemon you are assigned from your written exam. Lastly there will be a short lecture. Everyone please follow me to the testing room."
The small group is lead down a series of corridors, that closely resemble a labyrinth.Various equipment and other research devices line the walls. They soon arrive at a moderately large room.
A large projection screen sits in front of the room and a handful of school desks fill up the rest. Everyone sits down at random seats away from each other. Just about when Oak was going to pass out the exams, one of his aides came in "Sir, you have a phone call."
"Hmm, very well." Oak turns to the group. "You all behave yourselves and I will be right back!" Oak leaves the room. Everyone moves around and starts to talk with their neighbor. All except Hakuzo and Bayne. Bayne sits in the back of the room, folding a paper air plane. Hakuzo on the other hand sits a bit to the front with the Vulpix in his lap.
Hakuzo gently pets the fox while setting up his writing supplies. The paper airplane that Bayne made soars over Hakuzo's head. Hakuzo just shakes his head.
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Oak walks to his office to take the phone call. He picks up the receiver and an image of Nurse Joy pops up. "Hello! Is there a problem Ms Joy?"
"No, but... I am calling you about a trainer that is about to take your exam." Nurse Joy states.
"Oh?" Oak asks.
"Yes... Hakuzo NightFox to be exact... Earlier he brought in a rare colored Vulpix, stating that he rescued it from two Rattata." Nurse Joy Explains.
"I see! Hakuzo did have it with him and I must say it was a rare treat for me to see. Let alone Hakuzo befriending the creature so fast... But... There are no native Vulpixes in this area." Oak Streams out.
"That's why I called. I have been searching through all registered Vulpixes but not a single one of them are listed as a rare color. Also the closest person to have a Vulpix or Ninetales, is Saffron City." Nurse Joy says as she continues to look through more files. "I also do not see any reports of a missing Vulpix either."
"Maybe it was abandoned by its parents. It's not unusual for that to happen. Rare colored Pokemon don't tend to live long in the wild... I'm glad Hakuzo could save the little fox in time. I fear it may have been chased after in the wild, and ended up here. So, I would not worry about it too much" Oak smiles. "Is there anything else you need me for?"
"No... That's all really. Keep me posted if you learn anything, Bye for now" Nurse Joy smiles back.
"Bye!" Oak hangs up the phone when the screen went blank. He picks up a Pokemon Friends magazine and heads back to the Exam room.
End of Chapter 1