Author: HanaIchi Ikari PM
Japanese Names Used. Rated T for language. Shinji encounters a Xatu, and it transforms him into something he least expects! What else can go wrong? Unfortunately, he hoped too soon. IkariShipping. Altered from End of DP.Rated: Fiction T - English - Adventure/Romance - Paul/Shinji & Dawn/Hikari - Chapters: 19 - Words: 110,511 - Reviews: 283 - Favs: 142 - Follows: 101 - Updated: 01-20-13 - Published: 08-13-10 - id: 6236346
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A/N: This is another Pokémon story from me. ^^ This is IkariShipping, PokeShipping, ContestShipping, and there's others. The names will all be in Japanese.
Names Used (Translated from Japanese to English): Hikari/Dawn, Shinji/Paul, Satoshi/Ash, Takeshi/Brock, Pochama/Piplup, Kolink/Shinx, Mimirol/Buneary, Dodaitose/Torterra, Manyula/Weavile, Elekible/Electivire, Ringuma/Ursaring, Mukkuru/Starly, Natio/Xatu
CH 1: Transformed
It was late in the night and commands were heard throughout the plains.
"Dodaitose, use Frenzy Plant! Manyula, use Ice Beam! Elekible, use Thunder!" A command ran throughout the grassy plains. The three Pokémon obeyed their master to attack the Ringuma facing them. "Ringuma, you use Focus Blast!" As the three sent out their attacks, Ringuma used Focus Blast to counter them. The three offensive attacks were deflected and disappeared into thin air.
Meanwhile, a young girl was roaming throughout the woods, carrying her Pochama and Mimirol in her arms. "Why don't we go to those plains to train for our next contest?" The two Pokémon nodded in agreement. Mimirol's ears twitched and she bounced off the girl's arms. "Ah, Mimirol!"
"Mimi! Mimi!" The bunny Pokémon continued to bounce toward the sounds. They made it out of the woods to see the grassy plain, but there was someone there. "Mimi?"
The girl softly gasped. "It's Shinji… Wow, I never thought I'd meet him again." She watched Ringuma use Focus Blast to counter the three attacks. It had succeeded, but she knew what was coming. "He's probably gonna say…"
"You call that strong? That was pathetic!" Shinji sneered. "Do it again!"
The voice caught Shinji's attention. He arched his neck to take a glimpse of the person behind him. "Oh, it's you… Troublesome Girl…"
"My name is Hikari! Hi-Ka-Ri!" She exclaimed. "How many times must I have to tell you that?"
Shinji had ignored her outbursts instead. "Hn." He returned his Pokémon back into their Poke Balls, except Dodaitose. "Let's go, Dodaitose." With that, the two brushed past Hikari and disappeared in the woods.
She blew. "Ugh, he's so annoying! What's his problem?" Pochama and Mimirol attempted to calm her down. "Sorry, guys, but he was the person I least expected to see." Hikari rolled her eyes and shrugged off the previous event. "Alright, Pochama and Mimirol, let's get to work!" The trio got to work with their moves.
Shinji and Dodaitose were heading to their camp in the woods. "Dodai…" Dodaitose growled, stopping in his tracks.
"What is it?" Shinji became alert. He picked up the sound of bushes rustling. "Who's there?" Dodaitose and he braced themselves for any attack, or, if possible, Satoshi. It became silent again. Shinji shook his head and continued their way to their camp. His Pokémon was alert for any suspicious movement or sound. They arrived to their camp, which was located in a large, vacated space around a tall maple tree. "We'll train here." Just as Shinji was about to take out his Poke Balls, Dodaitose nudged his head on Shinji's.
"Dodai." Dodaitose wanted his master to hold the training until tomorrow. Despite his large size, he was very peaceful in nature.
This was something Shinji would never reveal to anyone: Dodaitose had a place in his heart. If Dodaitose wanted to stop his training sessions, he would. He stared at his Pokémon, and then shoved his Poke Balls back into his pocket. "Fine." Shinji sat down on one of the large and wide roots that were sticking out of the ground.
Dodaitose seemed to smile and rested on the ground. His eyes moved to the Mukkuru that landed on the small tree on his back. "Doda."
"Mukku!" it sleepily greeted back. It snuggled with the leaves and slept. Dodaitose had done the same thing.
Shinji stared at the Mukkuru and Dodaitose for a while and dozed off.
Meanwhile, Hikari were trying to perfect the new moves for, perhaps, a challenge with her mother. "Alright! That was great, you two! If we keep this up, we're going to pass the first round for sure!"
She gained great confidence and enthusiasm, and she needed it. "Alright, let's take another go at it!" Mimirol and Pochama positioned themselves. "Mimirol, use bounce and go up high!" Mimirol used her ears to bounce up high in the sky. "Spin while using Ice Beam to surround Pochama!" She started spinning and a light blue beam shot out from Mimirol's mouth. A spiral-path tower was created around Pochama. "Now, grab Pochama and bounce up to the top!" Mimirol landed on her feet and grabbed Pochama's flipper. They shot up to the top of the tower, landing on the peak.
Hikari evaluated their progress so far. "They're making fast progress! We'll be able to perfect these in moments!"
She nodded to herself. "Mimirol, lift Pochama up in the air with your ears!" Mimirol did so. "Now slide down the path while spinning! Don't do it too fast, though! Pochama, use Bubblebeam!" As Mimirol slid down the spiral path and spun, Pochama used Bubblebeam. The bubbles spread around the tower and popped as they went down. The sparkling drops of water not only made them stand out, but it also made the tower shine.
Mimirol and Pochama posed when they reached the bottom.
"That was perfect! You two really outdid yourselves tonight!" Hikari squealed. She took out a small bag of poffins, and handed one each to them. They ate them happily, feeling satisfied with their reward. "Well, that's going to be it for today! Let's go back before the others find out we're gone." The three headed back to the woods to return to their camp.
As they made their way through the bushes and trees, the fireplace gradually came into view. "Ah! I see them! We sure are lucky they didn't wake up yet." Something caught Hikari's eye: Dodaitose. "Oh, hey, it's Shinji's Dodaitose." Her eyes shifted their gaze to the person resting on the large root of the tree. "And… there's Shinji…" Her eyebrow twitched, recalling the words 'troublesome girl' again. "Forget him…"
They arrived to their camp and slipped into Hikari's tent silently. Her Pokémon returned to their Poke Balls and Hikari slid into her sleeping bag, falling asleep moments later.
"Oi, Hikari! Are you awake yet?"
"C'mon, Satoshi, just a few more minutes!" Hikari complained. She didn't want to wake up yet. All Satoshi would do this early in the morning is train and exercise again. It's not that she was too lazy to do it, but she was too exhausted to do so.
"I disagree with Hikari. I think it's too early for us to get up, Satoshi…" Takeshi drawled.
"Not you too, Takeshi!"
Hikari rubbed her head, her face scrunching. She picked up her Pokétch, looking at the time. "Satoshi, it's like six o' clock! Are you insane?"
"Fine… I'll go train alone!" The sound of running footsteps was heard and Satoshi was gone.
"Sheesh, talk about being over-enthusiastic…" Hikari murmured. She fell asleep, hoping Satoshi wouldn't wake them up again with his loud voice.
An hour had passed until Satoshi returned… literally announcing it to the whole landscape. His Pokémon shouted out in agreement. Hikari and Takeshi's eyes snapped open, startled. Once they realized it was Satoshi, they grunted groggily.
"Satoshi, really…?" Takeshi murmured. He stifled a yawn, replacing it with a deep sigh. "Why are you so pumped today?"
"I have no clue!" Satoshi exclaimed, grinning. "When I woke up, I felt a big flood of energy flowing through my blood!" He bent down to touch his toes and stood back up. "Ah, doesn't the morning air smell delicious?"
"Yes, but when you start talking, it ruins the moment, Satoshi!" Hikari shouted from her tent. She got up from her sleeping bag, her longing for sleep disappearing. When she got her hand mirror… "KYAH! My hair!" There were strands and lumps of hair sticking out everywhere! "Not again!" Hikari grabbed a brush from her bag and started working on her hair. "This is a disaster!"
Satoshi and Takeshi chuckled nervously.
A few minutes later, Hikari came out of her tent, her hair in perfect shape. "So what's for breakfast?"
"I'm planning to make some soup for us and for our Pokémon is Pokémon Food," Takeshi replied. "But we're gonna need some more firewood… Ne, Satoshi, can you go find some firewood for us?"
Satoshi nodded. "C'mon, guys, let's go!" Satoshi and his Pokémon followed him.
"Is there anything I could do, Takeshi?"
Takeshi thought for a moment. "Ah, yes, there is something!" He took out the table, chairs, a pot, a blanket, and a large container. He pointed to the opposite of his location. "There was a river nearby and the water is clean enough. Do you think you can go fill this container?"
"Of course! No need to worry!" That famous phrase of hers was the only thing that would get anyone worried. She took out Pochama and ran off to find the river.
"That's when I get worried the most…" Takeshi murmured, nervously smiling to himself.
Hikari was rushing to find the river. She passed the location of Shinji's resting place, only to find it empty. "Huh, he must've left already." They kept walking and found the river. "Ah, there it is!" Hikari kneeled, dipping the container in the water. "Wow, the water does look clean! And it feels cool."
"Pochama!" Pochama had dived into the river, enjoying the water's gentle flow.
Shinji wasn't out of the woods yet, and if he went to the direction of the grassy plains, he'd be returning back to the previous city he was in before. He was stuck walking in a field of tall grass, although Dodaitose was able to brush the grass away with its large body. The way the grass was blocking his vision was irritating him. "Ugh…!" He pushed a bundle of grass that had slapped him. "Damn it…"
Rustle rustle rustle.
He wheeled around to face whatever had made that sound. "This had happened last night!" he thought. His eyes narrowed and darted back and forth. He caught sight of the tip of the tall grass moving. He cautiously moved a bundle of grass aside and found a Natio before him. "A Natio?"
The wild Pokémon's blank eyes stared at his. Before Shinji could even ignore it, a sudden flash of light blinded him. "Natio!"
"Argh!" Shinji covered his eyes with his arms. A second later, the blinding light had subsided. "What the hell just happened?" was what he wanted to say, but something different had come out instead. "Koli! Koli!" His eyes widened at the sound. He wheeled around, but found no one. Shinji felt something touch his head. He turned his head to find a tail pointing at him. "WHAT THE-?" He jumped. Shinji glanced at his Dodaitose, but found a towering Dodaitose, which was staring at him as if it did not know what just happened.
"Na… tio…" The Natio droned.
"What the hell did you do to me?" Shinji exclaimed. He broke out in "Koli"s, but the Natio seemed to understand.
"I apologize, but you had startled me to death."
Shinji's eyes widened. "Did you… Did you just talk?" He shook his head. "Oh, never mind! Turn me back to a human now!" he demanded. But the Natio shook its head. "Why not?"
"I'm afraid it's impossible for me to do so…" Natio replied. "Unfortunately, this type of power is used on enemies that startle me. It cannot be reversed."
"So what? Am I supposed to be stuck in this body forever, you little…!"
"I do not know, human. I've never done this on an actual human before; therefore I do not know the results."
Shinji felt his blood boil. "WHAT DO YOU MEAN YOU DON'T KNOW? YOU'RE THE ONE WHO TURNED ME INTO THIS… THIS… POKÉMON!" He gritted his teeth, feeling his body warm up. The next thing he knew, he used Spark! But the Natio dodged and disappeared in the tall grass. "Come back here!" He ran toward the direction the Natio disappeared in, but he couldn't find it.
"Damn it!" He suddenly released another attack and it shot in all direction. It was Discharge! Dodaitose took cover. A high-pitched shout was heard. "Huh?" He and Dodaitose ran towards the shout. "I'm gonna beat that little bird to death!" As soon as Shinji made his way out of the bushes, he came upon a stunned Hikari. She was on the verge of falling into a river. "…"
"Hey, what's your problem?" Shinji heard Pochama shout. "How dare you shock Hikari-Chan!" Pochama's beak shone and elongated. She leapt and aimed at Shinji. Fortunately, he dodged it quickly.
"Wait, Pochama! I'm fine!" Hikari reassured. "Wow, that was a really strong Discharge! It's almost similar to Pachirisu's!"
"Koli! Koli!" The Kolink before her was shouting at Pochama, and seemingly, Hikari too.
Hikari tilted her head, observing the Kolink.
"Wh-What are you staring at? Oi, can't you see I became a Pokémon?" Shinji shouted. He caught a glimpse of his reflection in the river. To his horror, he really became a Kolink! His eyes widened, and he leapt away from his own reflection. "Oh my…!" He was frozen from alarm.
"Aw, you're so cute!"
That irritated Shinji. "Oi! I became a Kolink, you Troublesome Girl!" he growled, feeling electricity charging up from his… fur.
"Wait a minute, are you that Shinji's Pokémon?" Pochama asked. "He's the only human that uses that term with Hikari-Chan!"
"Look, you blue penguin, I AM Shinji! A Natio transformed me into this… Kolink!" Just as Shinji was about to argue some more, he was picked up by Hikari.
"You are so adorable, Kolink!" Hikari spotted something unique. There were streaks of purple extending from the head to its nose… and she found a backpack embracing Kolink's torso. "Wow, those purple streaks makes you look tough! But I've never seen a Kolink with this color before…" Hikari stared at the bag hanging from its body. "Huh, whose backpack is this?"
Hikari set Shinji down, her hand reaching for the bag. Unfortunately, Shinji was not going to let this girl dig through his bag. He leapt away, growling at her. "Don't touch my bag or me!"
"A-ah… Sorry, Kolink…" Hikari kneeled. "I'm just going to see your trainer's PokéDex, so I can see who you belong to."
Shinji now had second thoughts about letting her get his PokéDex. With some clues, he can tell her that the Kolink before her is really Shinji! He hesitated, but shrugged his bag off his back. But he was saved by Dodaitose. He walked towards them, and nudged his head on Shinji's tiny head. "I thought you were behind me."
"I was," Dodaitose replied. "But since you're smaller, in size, you can run as fast as I did when I was a Naetle. I'm not as fast as you are." He blinked. "But I still can't believe you turned into Kolink… It just seems a bit awkward."
"Do-Dodaitose?" Hikari murmured. "Whoa, you must be Shinji's Pokémon!" She looked at the small Pokémon in front of her. "You must be Shinji's, too!"
Shinji's brow twitched, his tail scratching the back of his head. "I swear… this girl is stupid…" he murmured.
"Wait, so you're Shinji's Pokémon?" Pochama exclaimed. Dodaitose nodded. "Then… Where's Shinji?"
"Uh… About that…" Dodaitose trailed off. His eyes averted their gaze on the small Kolink in front of him. "This Kolink is him…"
Pochama tried to suppress her laughter, but couldn't stifle it after all. She started laughing, pounding her flippers on the grass. "Oh man, I can't believe that the hardened Shinji has become this adorable Pokémon! Well, not that you're as adorable as me, though…" She continued to laugh, which confused Hikari.
"Pochama, what's so funny?" Unfortunately, Pochama was too busy laughing, so Hikari gave up. "So if you're Shinji's Pokémon, where is he?"
Dodaitose and Kolink exchanged a look and sighed. Knowing her, she'd be too clueless to figure it out. They shook their head instead.
"Troublesome Girl…" Shinji growled.
Pochama managed to curtail her laughter. "So if you're Shinji, what do you plan to do while in…" She snorted in laughter. "… in that form?" She burst into laughter again.
"Pochama and Shinji," Dodaitose called. "This is just a suggestion, but why don't we travel with you guys?"
"What?" they exclaimed.
"There's no way I'm gonna travel with this guy!"
"And there's no way I'm gonna travel with those idiots and their happy-go-lucky Pokémon!"
Dodaitose groaned. "Fine, then do you have any other good ideas?" He got them there. "Exactly… Why don't we just ask Hikari if we can join them?"
"Ugh… Fine," Pochama murmured. "But what are you gonna do about Shinji? You should have an excuse for why he isn't with you, Dodaitose."
"Look, you stupid penguin, just butt out!" Shinji growled. "I refuse to stay in this body! What the hell can I do just to get out of it?" He rarely broke down in rage like this, but he couldn't help it. Why, of all Pokémon, did he have to be transformed into a Kolink?
"Shut up, KOLINK!" Pochama exclaimed, putting much sarcasm into Shinji's "new" name. "Why don't you just accept the fact that you've turned into a Kolink, you purple-haired freak?"
"Wow… I thought you were just another clueless and stupid Pokémon, but I guess I was wrong," Shinji murmured. He turned to Dodaitose. "This is not a good idea, Dodaitose."
"Well, this is the only idea I can think of. Besides, if we're not with them and if I'm not around, you may get attacked in this condition." Dodaitose sighed, shaking his head. "Sorry, Shinji. But this is the only way to be safe."
Dodaitose had finally convinced Shinji that it's possible that he might be stuck in a Kolink's body for a long time and that they should stay with the two trainers and breeder. "Wait… Do I have to be stuck that Troublesome Girl…?"
"Is there anyone else you'd rather stick with? I'm fine with whoever you're with."
"If it's that Satoshi, I'd never go with him. If it's that Troublesome Girl, it'd be a bit better, but I am NOT going to perform in contests! If it's Takeshi, I'd be fine, I guess."
"Oh, so you'd rather be with Takeshi-San, huh?" Pochama asked. "Are you afraid to be with Hikari-Chan?"
Shinji ignored her. But he didn't notice that Hikari was behind him, attempting to pick him up. He slapped her hand away with his tail. "Don't touch me."
"Ow!" Hikari's hand retreated immediately. She growled, "Knowing Shinji, he probably trained you to ignore us or something." Her brow twitched, raising a fist. "Argh… And to think I thought he was a good guy…" She sighed, observing Shinji. "Anyways, let's find Shinji." Just when Hikari was about to walk back into the forest, her boot was tugged. "Pochama?" Her hand was nudged by Dodaitose. "What's wrong?"
Dodaitose shook his head, gesturing her to their camp with his head.
"Wait, Shinji didn't release you, did he?"
He shook his head one more time, but just a little more frantically.
"Then, is he hurt? Are you two lost or something?"
Once again, Dodaitose shook his head. He stared at Shinji, then Hikari, and finally the camp.
"Are you saying you want to come with us?"
Relieved, he nodded.
"But what about Shinji? Won't he get worried?"
Dodaitose froze. His eyes moved to Shinji, who was staring back at him. "Can you please say something, Shinji? I can't exactly lie to her…"
"Ugh, fine…" Shinji murmured. Knowing that humans can't really understand Pokémon too much, he just shook his head. His tail pointed to the bag in front of him. "Look, Dodaitose, why don't we try to tell her that we're just roaming around? It's better to say that than say that we're lost, isn't it?"
"Does that mean you're going to accept the proposal of traveling with them?"
"Shut up, Dodaitose… I've got no choice…"
"Oh, you're just traveling alone?" Something had hit Hikari. "Whoa, whoa, wait a minute! That guy is actually letting you roam around with your friends alone?" She was shocked. She never thought Shinji would do something so… cruel – no, that's wrong – kind-hearted – no way – mixed. There's no way he'd let his own Pokémon wander around… Especially with his backpack! When she saw the two Pokémon nod, she blinked hard. "This has gotta be a dream…!"
"Wow…" was all Shinji could say. "So are we going to go or not, Troublesome Girl?" Following that saying, Pochama pulled Hikari's arm.
"Okay, okay, Pochama!" Hikari giggled. "Let me get the water container." She reached for the container, but it was nowhere to be found. "Huh? Where did it go?" She looked up to see the container in Dodaitose's jaw. "Thanks, Dodaitose!" Hikari received it and petted Dodaitose's head. "You really are a nice Pokémon, aren't you?" With that, they went on their way.
"…" Dodaitose was slightly speechless. The gesture was so warm and gentle, something Shinji had never done. "… Why don't you treat us like that…?"
Shinji's eye twitched. "Don't. Ever. Ask. Me. Again."
Dodaitose let out a chuckle. "Maybe I can get used to you like this after all, Shinji."
A/N: This is my first Pokémon chapter series, so what do you think? Yes, I know the beginning is a bit boring, but trust me, it gets a bit more funny and ikarishippy later on.
If you hadn't read my other two IkariShipping fanfics – which are based on Suwamoto's [FanFiction] and Sakura-Hammy's [DeviantArt] work – please read and review them! ^^
I haven't figured out a great title for this yet, so I'm just going to use this title for now… Unless people think "Mystique" is an attractive title.