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I was perched on a large flat rock stretched out across a somewhat scratchy blanket. I was lucky enough to spend the day at the private coastline of the 'Royal Pokemon Academy' south-west of Pallet town where a number of rare and unusual Pokemon were protected from a variety of poachers.
I looked through my binoculars in hopes of spying something, when I suddenly felt something tugging at the blanket. I looked down to see a small-scaled claw reaching for my sandwiches. I peered over the edge of the rock to see an eggshell blue turtle staring up at me, it was a Squirtle. It let out a small chirp as its eyes alternated between looking at me, then my lunch.
Many of the species such as Squirtle are registered as R.S.C.P or ‘Region Starter Campaign Pokemon’. the program was started in 1934 by Professor Charles Parker. At the time, many Pokemon had been hunted to the brink of extinction, and attempts to evolve Pokemon to a healthy breed age were difficult at the time. So, Professor Parker came up with the idea to give young trainers specific Pokemon to try and build up their strength, evolve them, and eventually, breed them in captivity to boost their population. To this day it is still a difficult task to evolve a Pokemon in captivity without a large amount of training, exercise and experience (something that sadly, many breeders and conservationists struggle with) so, as part of the ‘RSCP contract', once a trainer's Pokemon is fully evolved and reaches healthy breeding age, they must be brought to the designated sanctuary to aid in the ongoing breeding program. The offspring of these Pokemon are raised in protected areas (such as the one I was visiting) before either being introduced to the wild or given to a trainer.
I opened up my sandwiches and pulled off a corner. It bounced excitedly as I offered the food. It reached out like a small child and gently retrieved the wedge from my hand, quickly gobbling it up!
Surprise! After doing Ivysaur, Charmeleon, and Wartortle, I realised I hadn't done my starter Pokemon remakes in the wild! So, to be consistent, I decided to whip them up! I know this isn't in order, but I decided to do Squirtle first! I'm really pleased with how this one turned out!
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