The Legendary trials.
To maintain peace…to preserve tradition…to be a hero in the eyes of my people…that is my job. I must rule from the heavens, detached from the evil that walks the Pokémon world. I am Arceus. Some say that I am the god of all Pokémon, that I created the Sinnoh region and from myself spawned Dialga, Palkia, Mesprit, Uxie, and Azelf. While this is true, I feel it is not enough. In order to prevent complete dominance on my part, I must have a staff of my own. A staff of legendary Pokémon, that of which I deem fit to keep an eye the Pokémon world. Yes…those who wish to test their abilities and become a legendary Pokémon…shall become just that. Those who pass the trials shall have great power and everlasting life. But I don't have time to sort through thousands of Pokémon who wish to become legendary. So, I shall include death whoever fails my tests. Only the brave stare the possibility of death in the face, and the brave is just what I need. Yes…yes…Dialga! Palkia!
The two Pokémon appeared in front of Arceus, while kneeling. They knew that respect was mandatory for this powerful life form.
"Yes? What is it that you needed?" they spoke in unison. Their voices were growl-like and had a hint of menace in them.
"I need you to tell all the Pokémon of the world of this announcement:
There shall be a chance for everyone to become a great and powerful legendary Pokémon, shall they think if fit enough. However there is a great penalty for failure…death. So those who wish to chance their lives to become a legendary Pokémon, talk to Dialga or Palkia. They shall take you to me. There, your tests will begin.
-An announcement from Arceus."
"Right away sir!" Dialga exclaimed proudly.
"We won't fail you!" Palkia hooted happily.
And with that, the Pokémon of Space and Time vanished.
Arceus grinned. "I bet they're happy. Finally, they'll have some Pokémon to relate to besides the legendaries of the lake."
Two months later…
"No one!" Arceus shouted about furiously. "No one even considered the position! How many cowards in MY world are there, to rather live mediocre lives than that of the legendary status!?"
The god of Pokémon stopped shouting and murmured, "I know I'm supposed to be the one who controls everything, but every great being had supporters…or at least followers. I just want to do the same…no matter. If the Pokémon world doesn't want to be legendary, I will not force them to…………"
Arceus turned around and laid its eyes on a little pink…Pokémon? Even he wasn't sure…it had a tail…and it was pink…
"Dialga…what is this? What have you brought to me?" Arceus demanded.
"A 'want-to-be' legendary, sir. Its name is Alexis and it's a Pokémon." Dialga explained.
Arceus studied this contestant. It was small, looked fragile, and looked extremely cute.
"Yeah…" Arceus whispered sarcastically "This is definitely what I need as a legendary Pokémon. I bet it won't even make it through the first trial. However, it is wrong to judge a book by its cover…"
Arceus watched Alexis jump around excitedly and babble nonsense.
"…no matter how hard it is not to…"
Arceus approached the little pink Pokémon. He wondered if he should just kill it now.
"So you want to be a legendary Pokémon, eh?"
Alexis stopped bouncing. "Yes sir! It'll be so much fun!"
Arceus winced and tried to explain. "You know, it's a lot of hard work and it takes maturity, commitment, and responsibility to handle. Not to mention the price you have to pay if you fail."
"Oh, that's okay!" it said proudly. "I'm not afraid of death. In fact, I eat it for breakfast!"
Alexis jumped on Arceus's leg and started chewing on it, pretending that it was death. Arceus merely sighed and glanced over at Dialga.
"It was the only one who did it, sir." The time Pokémon explained apologetically. "No one else at the time did it."
"When life gives you lemons…" Arceus thought. "…make lemonade. I'll just have to work with what I have."
Arceus returned to Alexis, who was eagerly waiting for instructions. Maybe he could scare it off.
"ALEXIS!" Arceus proclaimed with fake all-mightiness. "IF YOU WISH TO BECOME ONE OF US, YOU MUST LEAVE YOUR FAMILY AND FRIENDS AND NEVER SEE THEM AGAIN!"
"That's okay." Alexis shrugged. "I never see them anyway."
"THEN YOU MUST…umm…DO DAILY CHORES, SUCH AS CLEAN THE HEAVENLY TOILETS!"
"Sure, no problem."
"*sigh* okay, time to get serious." Arceus decided.
"Alexis…your first trial will begin tomorrow. There are three trials you must pass in order to gain legendary status. Should you fail any one of them, I will personally kill you. Also, so no one ever knows you, your name shall be changed to Mew. You must use whatever abilities you possess to have a chance of passing my trials. Each one will be different and will challenge one area of you. Each test usually gets harder, as the third trial is always the hardest. You may stay in my heavenly quarters to sleep, eat from the heavenly kitchen, and roam in the heavenly garden when you're not on trial. You may talk to whatever legendary you wish, as long as you have my consent. Do you understand?"
"Yes, sir!" Alexis replied seriously.
"Good…now, good night…you'll need your rest."
Dialga and Arceus vanished, leaving Mew by itself.
"Umm…" it wondered. "……………………Where is my room?"