DISCLAIMER: I do not own the rights to anything you may recognize from any of the Harry Potter books nor do I own the rights to anything you may recognize from any of the Pokemon games. The nicknames of the Pokemon, however, are my own idea. In fact, several of the nicknames (well, actually, ALL of the nicknames) are names I have given to my own Pokemon in the Game Boy games. So, I would greatly appreciate it if none of y'all use these nicknames on any Pokemon you might put in any of your fanfics (that is, if y'all ever decide to write any Pokemon fanfics.)

Harry, Ron, and Hermione had just arrived at Hogwarts for the start of their sixth year. Everyone headed down to the Great Hall for the feast that they always had at the beginning of the year. Little did anyone know that Dumbledore had an announcement that would change everything…

They sat at the Gryffindor table in the Great Hall and waited for the feast to begin. They all knew that Dumbledore would always have a few announcements to give out before it started, so they sat and waited. Once everyone had been seated, Dumbledore stood up and got everyone's attention.

"Before we begin," he said, "I have a very important announcement to make. We have recently discovered a massive outburst of extraordinary creatures in this area. These creatures are known as Pokemon. As a special project, I have decided to keep several of these creatures in our forest and allow each student to catch one if they wish to. We have more than enough in our forest and they all come in various kinds. Once everyone who wishes to participate in this project has captured a starter Pokemon, I will allow students to occasionally enter the forest to catch some new Pokemon for their team. I will allow students to hold battles outside on the school grounds in order to train their Pokemon for a tournament that we will have near the end of the year. Those of you who wish to participate need to sign up in their house common room. Once we have collected all the sign up sheets we will call down a few groups at a time to go and catch their first Pokemon. Any questions?"

Quite a few muggle born students were astounded by the news. Some of them had played the Pokemon Game Boy game before. However, there were several other students who were very confused. Hermione had a question and raised her hand.

"Yes, Miss Granger?" Dumbledore said.

"Sir I was wondering if the only type of Pokemon available were the grass or bug types," Hermione asked, "since they all reside in our forest."

"That's a good question," Dumbledore said, "The forest isn't the only place that the Pokemon reside and we have more types available than just the grass and bug types. We have water types that reside near our lake and flying types that live in the trees in the forest. We even have fire, ground, normal, fighting, rock, psychic, dark, ice… even dragon types! We have every type available from every region, Kanto, Johto, and Hoenn, but there are some Pokemon that you may not find here, such as any of the legendary birds or dogs or the Regis. However, you may seea fewof them come to our school because of the fact that there are other Pokemon here but I highly doubt it. If you do see any legendary Pokemon, you are free to attempt to capture it if you wish but it will be very difficult since we will not have any Master Balls to give anyone. Some of the teachers may be interested in participating in our project as well so you may battle one of them if you wish," he added, "but it would be best if no one battled during class as it may disrupt the other students' learning. Now let's start the feast, shall we?" As Dumbledore said this, the food magically appeared and everyone started eating.

After the feast everyone headed to their common rooms. Many students were excited about the project that Dumbledore had started and were eager to sign up. Quite a few of the muggle born students could be seen talking to their friends about what kind of Pokemon they hoped to catch. Ron was surprised at the fact that Hermione knew so much about the different types and was able to ask such an intelligent question about their habitats.

"How the heck do you know so much about this?" Ron asked when they got to the portrait of the fat lady.

"I have the Game Boy game at home," Hermione replied.

"I didn't know you played Game Boy," Harry said.

"There are lots of things you don't know about me," Hermione said. She gave the fat lady the password and the three of them entered the common room. They found the sign up sheet and all three signed up. Many other people signed up as well. They were surprised to see Neville's name on the list.

"Hey Neville," Harry said, "How come you're going to do this?"

"I know a lot about Pokemon as well," Neville said, "Even though I come from a pure blood wizard family, I have a Game Boy too and I also have the Pokemon game."

"Which version?" Hermione asked.

"All of them," Neville said.

"Whoa! I just have the crystal and ruby versions," Hermione replied. "How good are you at this anyway?" she asked.

"I'm very good at the Game Boy games," Neville said, "but I'm not so sure if I can handle a real Pokemon. Well, it's worth a try anyway. Good night!" he added, and he headed upstairs to the boys' dormitory. Harry and Ron turned to Hermione.

"We should all get to bed too, I think they're going to let us go catch the Pokemon tomorrow morning," Harry said.

"Good night, Hermione," Ron said.

"Good night you two," Hermione replied, "If you need any help catching a Pokemon tomorrow, I can give you some advice." They all headed up to their own dormitory and went to bed.