Disclaimer: I do not own Pokémon or Harry Potter, I do not have any rights to Pokémon or Harry Potter and I do not make any money from writing these fics.
A/N: Written for Remi's The Alphabet Prompt Challenge. My Pokémon character is Gary Oak and my chosen plot is Gary trying to help Harry Potter find his chosen Pokémon partner...and everything that goes wrong in the process.
Gary Oak stood nervously in the doorway of his Grandfather's lab looking out at the Pokémon who were all enjoying themselves under the sun. A soft cool wind blew through the trees keeping the temperature at a perfect level. All was not perfect for Gary through on the perfect summer day, concern washed through him as he thought of the newest person coming for a Pokémon.
'I have to find the perfect partner for him' Gary thought with a determined look on his face 'This could help him heal from the war, it could make hi future a brighter one if what Grandpa told me is true.'
Sighing softly Gary looked over the happy Pokémon as he tried to spot the perfect Pokémon for the soon to arrive war hero only to find problems with the normal sort of starter Pokémon they gave to new trainers.
"They are all too young, he will need a partner who is a bit older and more mature, who can understand the darker side of life with him," Gary muttered to himself with a frown on his face, "Maybe I should try an evolved Pokémon or a more experienced Pokémon..."
Lost in his thoughts Gary never noticed the time fly by going from morning to early afternoon. Thoughts of the war that had just finished in the far away region crossed his mind as he thought over the different Pokémon he had given to new trainers who had come over from the 'region' called Scotland to get their first Pokémon and begin anew. The young man Gary was going to give a Pokémon to today through was different...he was the one who had suffered the most, the one who needed a Pokémon partner and a new beginning more than anyone else.
Groaning as he found himself unable to come to a decision the sound of footsteps behind him drew Gary's attention causing him to look back into the lab only to find the new trainer and his Grandpa walking towards him.
"Is this the new trainer Grandpa?" Gary asked as he took in the thin form of the young man besides his Grandpa, the black haired man's whole body seemed to scream out exhaustion and paranoia to Gary and his alert but weary emerald green eyes hidden behind glasses, "It is nice to meet you, my name is Gary Oak."
"Harry Potter, I am the new trainer," Harry replied as he pushed a lock of shoulder length black hair behind his ear, "I have heard that you normally give out three Pokémon to new trainers, Bulbasaur, Squirtle and Charmander."
"Yeah we do normally but for the people from your region we decided to just let them and the Pokémon find each other," Gary replied only to notice that Harry's aurora seemed to scream out that he was a warrior, "Do you have any ideas in mind for your partner?"
"Not really, I just want a Pokémon who won't betray me," Harry answered as his eyes flashed with pain before disappearing as quickly as it appeared.
"Well you do not need to worry about that Harry, Pokémon are very loyal creatures," Professor Oak said kindly, "Now I believe Gary has a some Pokémon for you to meet lined up."
"I do, they are all out of their Pokeballs and running around outside," Gary answered as he motioned to the open patio door, "If you want to follow me I can introduce you to them."
Harry nervously nodded his head and took a step closer to Gary. Professor Oak taking the unspoken hint gave Harry one last welcoming smile before turning around and walking back in the direction he had come from. Using his Grandpa's departure Gary quickly looked over Harry trying to think up of a Pokémon only for a sudden idea to hit him.
"So...how do you feel about Pokémon who like to play pranks?" Gary asked with a nervous smile.
"I do not mind them unless they hurt someone," Harry replied honestly, wondering just where Gary could be going with this, "Why?"
"How about I introduce you to Kecleon? He likes to play pranks and cause all sorts of mischief," Gary suggested, maybe Kecleon could get Harry to relax while Harry might be able to get Kecleon to become more serious sometimes.
"I did say that I had no set Pokémon in mind," Harry replied as he shrugged his shoulders, "Besides I do not even know what a Kecleon looks like."
"They are normally about three foot three and they can change their colour a lot like a chameleon. They are a bipedal, reptilian Pokémon and they are normally green through a fellow trainer has seen a purple version though the markings on its body are always the same. There are yellow frills on its head which is connected by yellow lines to its lips and the rings around its eyes which are also yellow. There is a red zigzag pattern stripe on its stomach which always stays seeable when it disappears so if it disappears on you I recommend looking for the red zigzag around its stomach. It has a long skinny tail that is normally curled up in a tight spiral."
" Kecleon sounds like a handful," Harry said as he thought over Gary's words, "And if it likes to play pranks..."
"How about we just meet Kecleon first?" Gary said knowing how nervous new trainers could be, " Kecleon normally hangs out in the apple tree just in front of us."
"Alright," Harry replied nervously with a nod of his head, "Lead the way."
Together with Gary leading the duo made their way out of the lab and into the wide open spaces filled with different types of Pokémon from several different regions. With wide emerald green eyes Harry looked around taking in all of the sights and sounds, before coming to Professor Oak's lab he had only ever seen one or two Pokémon, to see so many together was an amazing sight.
"It looks like I was right," Gary said suddenly breaking Harry out of his thoughts, "If you look closely up in the tree branches you can see Kecleon eating the apples."
Doing as Gary said Harry looked over to the large apple tree that stood on the edge of a large manmade and Pokémon made lake. Lazily sitting in the branches was what Harry guessed was a Kecleon from Gary's description. It used its tongue to grab an apple and eat it before throwing the apple core at any nearby Pokémon.
'Something tells me that this Kecleon and I won't get along' Harry thought dryly as he followed Gary past the various Pokémon towards the apple tree.
"Don't worry, I'm sure that after you both bond that Kecleon will stop throwing apple cores at others," Gary said as they got close to the apple tree.
Harry simply nodded his head and looked up at the Kecleon again only to find it aiming an apple core at himself and Gary. Not wanting to upset his injuries from the war against the Dark Lord, the man who had tried to take over his 'home region' Harry stopped walking just a few feet away from the apple tree, out of apple core throwing reach.
Not realising that Harry had stopped Gary continued walking until he stood at the bottom of the large apple tree. Turning around and opening his mouth to speak Gary froze when he found Harry no longer behind him.
"I will stay here at a safe distance until I know the Kecleon won't throw anything at me," Harry said simply catching Gary's attention.
"Alright," Gary replied, not wanting to push Harry, and turned around to look up the tree at the Kecleon, "Hey! Your new trainer is here! Why don't you come down and meet him."
The next thing Gary knew was that it began to rain apple cores. Using his experience of moving and dodging around in Pokémon battle's Gary dodged a few of the apple cores while a large amount hit him. A few seconds later the apple core attack stopped causing Gary to sigh in relief through his relief was short lived as he looked back up to Kecleon only to find him bent over, wiggling his bum in Gary's direction and smacking it.
Unable to help himself Harry said, "Well, this is an interesting start into finding my partner Pokémon."
To Be Continued...