That night, Harry, Ron, and Hermione sat together in the Gryffindor common room, discussing what they had just seen.
"Wow, if Celebi was here," Hermione said, "then there must be other legendary pokemon here too! I'd love to get a chance to see them up close in real life! Especially Articuno and Suicune! They're so pretty!"
"Umm, Hermione?" Harry asked, "Do you mind telling us what exactly these legendary pokemon are and why they're so special? Because we have no clue what you're talking about."
"Oh," Hermione replied, "Sorry, I keep forgetting that you two haven't played the games. Do you really want me to tell you?"
"Yeah," Ron said, "Then we might finally understand what was so special about Celebi." As he said this, Scyther burst out of his pokeball. He looked around the room, and charged at Hermione again.
Hermione screamed, and ducked under the table. "RON!" she yelled, "CAN'T YOU DO SOMETHING ABOUT THAT SCYTHER?"
"Sorry!" Ron apologized. "Scyther, return!" he yelled, holding out Scyther's Pokeball. Scyther returned to the Pokeball.
Hermione got up from under the table. "Ron," she said, "If you can't control your pokemon, you'll never become a good trainer!"
"I'm sorry!" Ron apologized again, "I don't know what's gotten into him!"
"Um, Hermione?" Harry asked, "Can we get back to what you were going to tell us about the legendary Pokemon?"
Hermione sighed. "All right then," she said, "I'm really tired right now, so I'll just tell you what their names are. You can find out information on individual ones by looking them up in your pokedex."
"Our what?" Ron asked.
"Your pokedex," Hermione repeated, "You know, those big red things we got on the first day along with our pokeballs?"
"Oh yeah," Ron replied, "What's so special about them?"
"A pokedex is like a special encyclopedia of pokemon," Hermione explained, "In the games, you had to catch pokemon in order to gain more information and eventually fill up the pokedex. But since many people around the world have played the games and completed the pokedex, these real ones should already have everything you need to know about pokemon."
"Ok, good," Harry said. "So, what are the legendary pokemon and why are they so special?"
"The legendary pokemon are," Hermione started, but then paused. "Um, you may want to write this down, it's a pretty long list," she explained.
"Ok," Harry said, getting a quill and some parchment.
"All right then, the legendary pokemon are," Hermione started again, but stopped, seeing that Ron wasn't paying attention. "Ron? Are you going to pay attention or not?" she asked.
Ron, who was looking down at Scyther's pokeball, jumped a little when Hermione addressed him. "Huh?" he asked.
"Never mind, Hermione," Harry said, "I'm taking notes, so I can tell Ron about the pokemon later if he doesn't pay attention."
"Oh, ok then," Hermione replied. "As I was saying, the legendary pokemon are: Articuno, Zapdos, Moltres, Mewtwo, Mew, Suicune, Entei, Raikou, Lugia, Ho-oh, Celebi, Regirock, Registeel, Regice, Latios, Latias, Groudon, Kyogre, Rayquaza, and Jirachi," she said. "I don't think I forgot any... If I did, I'll let you know tomorrow." She got up, yawned, and stretched. "Goodnight you two. I really need to go to bed. It's really late," she said.
"Goodnight, Hermione," the boys replied, getting up as well. They all headed to their respective dormitories and went to bed.