Hi! Oh my gosh, look, there's already another update! :D That must be a new personal record. ^.^
Sooo, this chapter is sort of rushed, plus I was having grammar issues. And I think I'm starting to get my Writer's Block back. ): My writing got kind of sloppy, but I was really determined to update as quick as I could. So, I hope you enjoy it anyway.
And look, it's our first Team Rocket Grunt of the story! :D There will be more to come~ Hopw you guys like it!
"Wow, that's quite a story, Miss Granger," Nurse Joy said kindly, typing away on the computer while Hermione, Harry, Ron, and Malfoy stood in the back of her cozy office. They had returned to the Poke Center a few minutes before, Hermione grumbling all the way back about how she had been tricked. Of course, the boys were keeping the fact that you could release Pokemon back into the wild a secret. What she didn't know wouldn't hurt her.
"Yes, it is," Hermione said, shooting a nasty look at Harry and Ron.
"May I see Wynaut, please?"
"Sure, go ahead." Hermione fished Wynaut's ball out of her pocket and handed it to Nurse Joy. The pink-haired nurse took it delicately and pushed the button in the middle.
"Wyyyy!" Wynaut yelled happily as it leapt out of his ball in a flash of red. His eyes instantly scanned the room, and when he found Hermione he jumped with joy and waved to her with his tail.
Hermione only groaned.
"He likes you very much," Nurse Joy said with a cheerful laugh. "It's rare that a Pokemon takes such a liking to a trainer so quickly. You must have a wonderful personality."
Ron and Harry desperately tried to hide their laughter.
"Um… I guess," Hermione said, shifting from one leg to the other.
"Well, he looks very healthy," Nurse Joy said, examining Wynaut. "You have got yourself a great partner."
Wynaut nodded in agreement.
"Help yourself to the kitchen, kids. It's in the back. I'm going to make a phone call to a friend real quick." She stood up from her chair, handed Wynaut to Hermione, and disappeared through the door. Hermione made sure she was out of the room before briskly returning Wynaut to his ball.
Harry, Malfoy, Ron, and Hermione made their way to the back and quickly made themselves lunch. They sat at the table in the lobby, eating their ham and cheese sandwiches, when Ron realized something.
"Oh yeah," he suddenly said. "We gotta get our Pokemon some Pokemon food."
"You mean they actually eat food?" Malfoy asked.
"Of course, they're alive, aren't they? Nurse Joy told me about Pokemon food. They're like dog treats."
"Well, then let's go find some," Harry said. "We don't want Wynaut and Charmander starving."
Ron released Charmander from his Poke Ball, and then looked over at Hermione. "Well?"
She blinked. "Well what?"
"Take Wynaut out of his Poke Ball."
"Do I have to?"
"Yes, Hermione he'll starve!"
Hermione sighed, and dropped her Poke Ball to the floor. It exploded and Wynaut came out.
"Yeah, yeah," Hermione grumbled.
They all headed back to the kitchen and started to look around in the cabinets. Wynaut chased Charmander around the kitchen, which irritated Hermione even more.
Harry found a large bag with a Poke Ball on the cover, and when they opened it they discovered that it was full of small, brown treats that looked strangely like dog kibble.
"Is that it?" Harry asked, picking one up and examining it.
"I guess so," Hermione said.
"It looks revolting," Malfoy snorted.
Hermione, Harry, Ron, and Malfoy, who were each examining the food in their hands, looked up at Wynaut and Charmander. They had stopped running, and were now staring at them with fixated expressions. The room was dead quiet for a good ten seconds, and then…
"CHAR! CHAR! CHARMANDER!"
Charmander and Wynaut launched toward the bag of Pokemon food like rockets, flinging the four of them to the ground with amazing force. They devoured the bag like wild dogs, grabbing fist-fulls of food and stuffing them into their small mouths.
"Wait, guys no!" Ron panicked, running up to the savage Pokemon. "Stop, you'll eat too much and get sick!" He tried to yank Charmander away, but the Pokemon, too engorged in eating, simply ignored him and wagged his flaming tail in front of his face instead. Malfoy and Harry tried to grab Wynaut, but the small blue Pokemon didn't pay them any attention at all.
Instead of helping, Hermione simply yelled at the boys, telling them off for tricking her into capturing a Pokemon.
Finally, after five minutes of helplessly trying to pull the Pokemon off the bag of food, they finished the bag and plopped down onto the floor, sighing happily.
"You guys ate the whole thing!" Ron gasped.
"And look," Harry said, grabbing the empty bag and holding it up. "There are teeth marks in it. They were eating the bag too."
They all sighed in defeat and threw the empty bag in the trash. Wynaut hopped onto Hermione's shoulder and Charmander, rubbing his full stomach happily, positioned himself next to Ron.
"Let's just go finish our lunch," Harry said dejectedly.
They all walked back down the long hallway and pushed open the door to the lobby. They made their way to their table but stopped and looked over near the couches. A man in black was standing there, looking around sneakily.
"Um… Do you need Nurse Joy? Cause we can go get her," Hermione said to the man.
The man looked over at them and his jaw dropped. "You have Pokemon!"
"Uh… Yeah, we do," Ron said awkwardly.
"But you're only kids!" His shocked expression turned into a sinister grin. "This will be a piece of cake! Giovanni will be so happy when I hand deliver those Pokemon to him! Prepare to have you Pokemon kidnapped!" The guy swiftly took two Poke Balls off of his belt and threw them into the air. A weird looking bat and a floating rock with a face popped out.
The four Hogwarts students backed away in shock. "W-what are you doing?" Hermione asked. "You're not going to kidnap anybody!"
"Hah! You're just little kids! Of course I'll be taking your Pokemon. Zubat, attack with Supersonic!"
The blue bat charged at Ron, Harry, Hermione, and Malfoy and let out an ear-splitting screech from its mouth. Harry fell to the ground, holding his hands to his head. The noise was everywhere, and it hurt so bad! His head was spinning, and he was sure he was about to faint any second. He shakily looked over at his friends and found that they too were on the ground, suffering just as much as he was.
"Hahahaha!" The man laughed. "Face the awesome power of my Pokemon! I am Team Rocket Grunt, a member of Team Rocket, the best organization in the world!"
Charmander and Wynaut were by Hermione and Ron's sides, desperately trying to help them. They looked like they were struggling not to fall to the ground themselves, but were less affected by the Zubat's attack than they were.
"And now," the Grunt said happily. "I'll be taking your Pokemon. Geodude, attack them!"
The rock Pokemon charged at Wynaut with amazing speed, pulling its massive fist back…
"No!" Hermione screamed, clutching her hands to her ears and trying to reach out to Wynaut.
Geodude's fist connected with Wynaut's face and sent him smashing to the wall beside them. He fell to the ground in a daze and shook his tiny head, trying to recover.
"Now, Geodude, Rollout," the Grunt commanded.
Geodude tucked its arms under its round body and started to roll at Wynaut. It was gaining momentum, and if it hit Wynaut he would be a goner…
"No!" Hermione screamed again. She pushed off of the ground with shaky hands and got to her feet. She was still holding her hands to her ears, but she had a new look of determination on her face. "Wyanut, Counter it now!"
Wynaut looked up at Hermione and nodded. His body began to glow a bright red, and he looked strangely relaxed.
The Grunt gasped. "No, Geodude, stop using Rollout! Nooo!"
But it was too late. Geodude couldn't stop, and it collided with Wynaut head on. The rock Pokemon was engulfed in the red light, and then sent flying backwards. It landed on the floor with a loud thud, and when the dust cleared, the Geodude was out cold.
"How dare you!" The Grunt yelled, returning Geodude to its Poke Ball. "Zubat, finish them off! Wing Attack!"
Zubat closed its mouth and cut off the Supersonic sound waves, but instead its wings started to glow. It charged at Ron and Charmander.
"Ron, look out!" Harry and Hermione yelled.
Ron, who was still on the floor, looked up and saw the Zubat coming their way. He looked over at Charmander and yelled, "Quick, Ember!"
Charmander opened his small mouth and let out a series of small fire balls. They flew through the air and hit Zubat, causing its wings to stop glowing. It fell to the ground, its wings flapping feebly.
"Charmander now use Scratch," Ron commanded.
Charmander ran up to Zubat and slashed at it with his small claws. The Zubat went flying toward the Grunt and fell to the floor in front of him, fainted.
The Grunt stared at the four of them in complete shock. "How did you…?" He shook his head vigorously and quickly turned around. "Whatever! Giovanni doesn't need wimpy Pokemon like yours' anyway. I'm out of here!" He ran out of the building, holding his two Poke Balls in this hands.
Hermione, Ron, Malfoy, and Harry were quiet for some time. They were each staring at each other in complete disbelief. Finally, the silence was broken when the door behind the counter burst open and Nurse Joy ran out.
"What happened?" She asked frantically. "I heard some loud bangs from the back." She helped Harry, Malfoy, and Ron to their feet, her face full of concern.
"There was this guy," Harry explained. "He said he was part of Team Rocket, and he tried to steal Charmander and Wynaut."
Nurse Joy put her hand to her mouth and gasped. "Oh my. Are you children alright?"
"Yes, we're fine," Hermione said. She looked down at Wynaut who was tripping dazedly over to her. "But I don't think Wynaut is. Can you heal him?"
"Yes of course. Follow me." She picked up Wynaut and led them all into the back hallway. They entered the medical room where Nurse Joy gently placed Wynaut on a table and took out a bottle from the cabinet.
"Wynaut, this is a Potion, see?" Nurse Joy said, holding up the spray bottle so Wynaut could get a good luck at it. "It's going to sting for just a second, but it'll make you feel better." She sprayed the medicine on Wynaut's wounds. Wynaut flinched at first, but then began to relax as the medicine took effect.
"You say that the man was part of Team Rocket?" Nurse Joy asked.
"Yeah," Malfoy said. "He had a big R on his shirt too. Did anybody else notice that?"
"I saw it," Ron said. "He said he was a Team Rocket Grunt, whatever that is."
"And he said Team Rocket was the greatest organization in the world," Harry added.
Nurse Joy sighed and continued spraying the Potion. "Team Rocket is trouble. They're an organization set on stealing Pokemon from everybody else but themselves. They want to rule the world. I'm so sorry that had to happen to you kids. You've only been here for a few days and yet you're already being attacked…"
"No," Harry said. "It's not your fault at all, don't worry about it."
"Still…" Nurse Joy muttered. She put down the empty spray bottle and handed Wynaut to Hermione. "There. He's good as new."
"Thank you," Hermione said, hesitating before lightly stroking Wynaut on the head. Wynuat smiled and curled up against Hermione's chest.
"So, about the phone call I made," Nurse Joy said. "I was talking to a good friend of mine. He's a professor over in Kanto, the region next to Johto. I told him about you four and your situation. He's very impressed that Hermione and Ron already caught Pokemon, so he wanted to ask a favor of you guys."
She reached into her apron pocket and pulled out four red devices. She handed one to each of them and smiled approvingly. "Those are Pokedexes. They give you information about different types of Pokemon you encounter. He thought they'd be useful to you all."
Harry opened his Pokedex and turned it on. A small, blue screen appeared, along with a small list of Pokemon he had already seen.
"Wow, thank you!" Hermione said.
"Look, there's a caption about Charmander," Ron said. "The flame that burns at the tip of its tail is an indication of its emotions. The flame wavers when Charmander is enjoying itself. If the Pokémon becomes enraged, the flame burns fiercely."
Nurse Joy smiled. "Yes. It's very fascinating. However, the professor has asked a favor in return for giving those to you."
Hermione, Malfoy, Ron, and Harry looked up at her curiously.
"While you are staying in our world, he'd like the four of you to travel the Hoenn region, encountering different kinds of Pokemon while battling the gym leaders and competing in Contests."
"Are you serious?" Ron asked. "We'd loved to do it, of course!"
"Are you sure, Ron?" Hermione asked uncertainly.
"Come on Hermione, it'll be awesome!" He turned to face Harry and Malfoy. "Are you guys in?"
Harry nodded. "Yeah, we should go."
Malfoy rolled his eyes and tried to act like he didn't care, but he started to nod when his excitement got the better of him. "I'm in."
They all looked at her, and she finally nodded too. "Fine. Okay, we'll go."
"Well then," Nurse Joy said happily. "Hermione, Ron, Draco, Harry… Your Pokemon Adventures begin now."