Part 1 [12/1/13]
Everyone looks up at the sound. What they see is Pikachu looking curiously at two people and a Meowth.
“Team Rocket! Here!” Brock calls.
“So this is Team Rocket?” Michael asks.
“Yes,” the man says.
“Prepare for trouble,” the woman says.
“Make it double,” the man chants.
“To protect the wor-“
“Stuff it,” Wes grunts. “We’ve heard team themes before from someone like you. And he causes more trouble than both of you.”
“You dare interrupt us during our introduction?” the man asks.
“Well,” Ash says. “It’s not like we haven’t heard it a million times before.”
“Now,” Michael says. “What were you doing hiding here?”
“I told you to stuff it!” Wes shouts. “Now answer,” he adds, lowering his voice to a growl.
“Well,” James starts. “We saw the Pikachu with some person while wondering this region. Somewhere near Route 2. They was showing it off, but even though it was a different colour, we knew that this Pikachu was the one we had hunted so long.
“We waited until the transaction had taken place, probably with the boss and a grunt, then we paid the boss a visit. We planned to give him Meowth to get the Pikachu, who would then escape quickly. The plan went off without a hitch. As soon as we had the Pikachu, we ran off. Meowth attacked the boss guy and ran to us. We then planned to give the Pikachu to Giovanni.”
“Who?” Wes asks.
“The boss of Team Rocket,” Ash supplies.
“Yes,” Jessie says. “But the Pikachu attacked us and ran off. We chased it, and after a while, ended up here. When we entered, the staff were cleaning up the lab, but when they saw us they dropped anything they were holding. However, the Pikachu attacked them all and they ran off.” “We were alone, and had the Pikachu cornered. We were throwing all of our Pokemon into battle, but it defeated every one. We then heard a vehicle and hid behind a table. The Pikachu must have heard it too, as it turned to face the door and waited.”
“And then we arrived,” Brock says. “And what do we do with you?”
“Nothing,” Professor Oak says. “The Pikachu has been returned, and battling them would prove useless anyway since they have no Pokemon.”
“That’s right!” Meowth chimes.
“Let’s go!” James calls.
The three Team Rocket members run through the door of the lab.
Part 2 [13/1/13]
Oak looks at the Pikachu. “If it has broken out of the Shadow process, why is it still a dark colour?”
“Ah,” Michael says. “It needs to be fully purified. However, for a special case like this, there is only one way to cure it.”
“Celebi,” Wes acknowledges.
"The Relic Stone," Ash says. "Do you think it will have returned to where Team Snagem caught it?"
"Somehow, I don't think they caught it at Relic Stone. I think they knew we were coming, and planted it there as a trap."
"Plausible," Michael says. "But besides, now that it isn't Shadow, it doesn't have to follow orders. That means, again, it will only appear when it senses a Pokemon in need of Purification."
"Let's go then," Brock says.
"You're leaving? Again?" Oak asks. "Couldn't it be called here?"
"Don't ask me why, but the only place it works is at the Relic Stone. Some sort of mystical power which calls to it when a Shadow Pokemon is within range."
"Ah. Well, hurry back. I'll have new assignments for you when you get back."
"Alright," Ash calls.
Ash, Brock, Misty, Wes, Rui, and Michael walk out of Oak's lab and head to the Robo Metang, where Makan is already waiting.
"Just got a message from Chobin. He says everyone is back where they should be, but Miror B. wanted to return to the Hoenn region, and he wants Ash to meet him at the mansion."
"Why?" Michael asks before Ash could get the question in.
"More than likely to show off that Robo Groudon Kaminko gave him. Every person he meets, he invites them to a battle in that stupid Robo Groudon. Seriously, all that thing is is an extra protection."
"Even so, once Pikachu has been restored, we can do some serious battling," Ash enthuses.
"Whatever you say. Where to?"
"The Relic Stone," Wes says.
"Agate Village then. Get in and let's go."
Heading into the control centre of the Robo Metang, everyone seats themselves while Makan lifts it up. It then speeds off away from the Kanto region.
Part 3 [14/1/13]
"Now then," Makan says, turning around in his seat. "Wes. Do you want to be staying here, or be dropped off elsewhere?"
"Well, since you're going to Agate Village, we may as well go there," Wes replies. "Just drop the bike off at Gateon Port."
No more conversations take place within the Robo Metang. Ash is hugging Pikachu, projecting bonds of friendship into him that were gone during the Shadow conversion.
Soon, they all arrive at Agate Village. Makan parks the Robo Metang outside Eagun's house. Rui's grandfather sees them through the window and comes out to meet them.
"Rui. Wes. Michael. How are we all?" he asks as the trio exit the Robo Metang.
"Well, a lot better after beating Team Snagem again," Wes says. "But boy are they getting tougher."
"Oh, they are a troublesome bunch."
Unnoticed by the others, Ash, Misty and Brock exit the Robo Metang as well.
"-three times you two've beaten them in total." Eagun finishes.
"Well, we had some help from Ash and his friends," Michael says.
"And these must be them," Eagun says, looking up.
Wes and Michael turn around to look at the entrance to the Robo Metang. "Yes. That's them," Wes says.
"Now what brings you here anyway?"
"The Relic Stone," Michael says.
"What about that Purification Chamber you have back at the lab?"
"Wouldn't be powerful enough."
"Why? Is something up?" Rui asks.
"Well. Something missing. Celebi just won't show up. I've been taking people to the Relic Stone with Shadows, but it isn't turning up."
"That complicates things," Wes says. "It appears Celebi was taken at the Relic Stone after all."
"There's a chance it will appear if it senses desperate need, won't it?" Ash asks.
"Hmm," Eagun says. "It is not known how Celebi communicates with those Pokemon who need purification, but it might just work."
Part 4 [15/1/13]
Pikachu was listening closely to the conversation, trying to make out what was being
said. The others he didn't know well enough to know what they were expressing,
but Ash was again putting faith into things to help him, Pikachu. His
Again, he caught words he knew well enough. "Great! Let's go!" which came from Ash. Even though he couldn't pronounce the words he was hearing, through use of
expression, he was able to fairly voice his opinions with his own verbal
communication and movement.
The group then started moving down a slope, then across a bridge and down another
slope next to a building he recognised all too well. A Pokemon Center.
Down the slope was a river with a stone bridge, and a cave. The cave was eerily lit,
and the group followed the river. The cave wasn't very long, and when they got
out at the other end, they were in a clearing on a jagged stone circle. In the middle was a pillar, also made of stone, with a faint greenish aura projecting from it.
"Celebi...called," Pikachu picked up from one of the other trainers.
"Pika?" Pikachu asks, knowing his trainer will understand.
"Don't worry, Pikachu," Ash says consolingly, "...be alright."
Ash then looks at one of the other trainers. That trainer must had said something,
as Ash then walks forward towards the pillar. The aura glows brighter. Ash then
picks Pikachu off him and sets him down, kneeling beside him.
"If you want to be better, believe in yourself, and believe in me. Be strong."
Ash then stands up again, and stands back with the group.
Pikachu is confused and starts walking forward. A bright flash of green appears before him, making him stumble. In front of him is Celebi, glowing pale green and its eyes showing an understanding of hurt.
Pikachu watches as Celebi flies high into the air and releases a glowing ball of green light. That light then heads towards Pikachu. Remembering what his trainer said, Pikachu stands firm. The green light then enters him, and he feels a warm sensation in his heart. Strands of light from the glowing ball then surround him, snaking around him too fast to really see. All the strands then enter his body again, then almost as
fast exit. This time though, purple globules are attached to the strands. First
the green strands dissipate, then the purple globules do.
Looking up at the Celebi, a certain understanding between the two is made. The Celebi is happy, and so is he. For now, there were no strands of Shadow attached to him. To make this clear, Pikachu calls on his famous electrical power to unleash a powerful yellow lightning bolt.
Part 5 [16/1/13]
"Well, that's that," Michael says. "I'm pretty sure that Pikachu is now fully yours again, and if anything, it seems to have retained its power before it was made Shadow."
"Great!" Ash cheers, moving forwards to get Pikachu. "Now we'll be an unstoppable team again."
"I'm pretty sure we would like to see this power for ourselves," Wes says. "So, shall we say me and Michael here versus you?"
"Bit unfair isn't it?" Brock says.
"If this thing has enough power like Ash claims, it should be no problem." But let's get somewhere more open before we start battling."
"Well, Gateon Port is looking a pretty good battling place. Open spaces, as long as no-one is around," Michael says.
"Well, that sounds good to me," Wes says. "You don't mind if our visit is delayed a tiny bit more, do you?" he asks of Eagun.
"No. In fact, I might come along for the ride. If you are indeed the legendary trainer, then I'd like to see a battle between this Pikachu and two other opponents," Eagun says.
"Sorted then. Back to the Robo Metang."
Ash, Misty, Brock, Wes, Rui, Michael and Eagun walk back to the Robo Metang. Makan looks around and sees Eagun. "And he is here because?"
"I want to be watching a battle between these three trainers," Eagun replies, slightly miffed.
"Ah. And where to?"
"Gateon Port," Wes says. "And during our battle, offload the bike."
The trip takes minutes and the Robo Metang lands outside the central area, where Ash, Michael and Wes walk to make a triangle in the centre, with Ash on one side and Wes and Michael on the other. Rui, Eagun, Misty and Brock form a square around the outside of the three. Wes releases Umbreon. Michael releases Flareon.
"Okay, Pikachu," Ash whispers to his lifelong friend, "this is it. Make me proud."
Pikachu runs forward into position.
"And let the battle begin," Eagun announces.
Without even a command from Ash, Pikachu rushes forward and unveils a brilliant lightning bolt right into Umbreon, causing it to stagger. The Pikachu then rushes the Flareon with a Quick Attack, knocking it over.
"Pikachu! Finish them!" Ash calls. "Use Thunder!"
Pikachu jumps in the middle of both other Pokemon, and unleashes a torrent of Thunder from both cheeks. Both Flareon and Umbreon, not fully recovered from the previous onslaught, take the attack full on, and get returned to their respective balls.
"Nice," Wes comments.
"Truly amazing," Eagun says.
"Very powerful indeed," Michael says. "In fact, I'm sure everyone would agree in saying that this Pikachu could take care of a certain something."
Part 6 [17/1/13]
The area is dark. The weather is stormy. A single human stands just behind a circular plaza, looking at the gate.
Another human enters, followed by a Pikachu, which looks up at the dark, thundery sky.
"So you came," the other human says.
"I wouldn't miss a battle, and I will always win," Ash says.
"We'll see about that. I am Chobin - the number one assistant to Doctor Kaminko. Well, I am the only assistant, so I must be the number one assistant.
"Now prepare to meet your doom!"
As he says this, the circular stone plaza opens up, revealing a hole. From this hole rises a head of a red beast. Then the chest is revealed, which is a pale white. Then the platform is fully revealed and standing on it is the Robo Groudon.
A part of its chest turns transparent, and Chobin can be seen with controls. The right arm of the Robo Groudon swings back, then forward, and released are a Gyarados and Sunflora.
The Sunflora follows its namesake of being a sunflower, but the Gyarados is a floating dragon fish with a flippered tail and aggressive face.
Pikachu runs forward, and before either of Chobin's Pokemon could attack, Pikachu draws the lightning from the sky and performs a massive Electro-ball attack, which attacks and defeats not only both the Sunflora and Gyarados, but also shuts down all controls of the Robo Groudon and leaves it smoking.
"Aha ha ha haaaa," Chobin cries. "My beautiful Robo Groudon defeated!"
Michael appears from behind the wall of the mansion and runs to Ash, telling him to run as well. The three of them get to the gate, past it and into the Robo Metang, where it takes off and speeds to Gateon Port, where it lands at the open area near the docks.
Outside, Misty, Brock, Rui and Eagun wait while Ash, Wes, Michael and Makan exit the Robo Metang.
"Well, the tickets are booked," Misty says. "We leave for Hoenn in five minutes."
"Well," Makan says, "it's been good knowing and seeing you."
"Yeah," Ash slowly speaks. "It's been good to see you lot as well. But do you think Team Snagem really will have disbanded?"
"I have no idea," Michael says. "But if they ever start causing trouble again, we'll be ready for them."
"But what about the ones in all the other regions?" Brock asks.
"They'll more than likely regroup in the best place they can, and start causing trouble there. Hopefully it won't be too much longer before they are rounded up."
"Can all passengers of the Hoenn-Orre Luxary Liner please make their way on board," an announcement booms.
"Oh. That's us!" Misty screams. "Quick! Go!"
The three run to the ship, and quickly get to the back of the deck, where they then exchange goodbyes with everyone of their new group. The horn sounds, and boat starts to move away. Ash, Misty and Brock wave to the others, who wave back. Pikachu then bounds onto Ash's head and starts waving enthusiastically.
The boat then speeds up and out of sight. Wes and Rui walk away to the boat to Agate Village, leaving Michael and Makan standing on the spot. The two then walk to the Robo Metang, and a few moments later, it takes off, flying over the forest.
The sun twinkles in the sea as it sets.