Disclaimer: I do not own Pokemon, I have made up the characters for this story. Note that real places in the world will be used.

Morning came as everyone was getting ready for the next part of the Pokemon Grand Prix. Patrick was all dressed and ready to go for the next part of the Pokemon Grand Prix.

As Patrick was leaving his hotel room, he noticed his mom and dad along with Max, John, and Margaret.

"Hey there everyone," Patrick said greeting his family.

"Hey Patrick, were all going to the dining hall to have breakfast," Nancy said, "come on with us."

Patrick went with his mom Nancy, his dad Edward, his brothers John and Max, and his sister Margaret for a family breakfast. It was a long time since the six of them were together like this.

They all went to a big dining hall to have a breakfast buffet. There were so many foods to choose from such as pancakes, bacon, sausages, and eggs. Patrick helped himself to a big plateful of food while the other Schmidl siblings do the exact same thing.

"Once again, were all proud of you of making it to the Pokemon Grand Prix," Nancy told her kids.

"What I'm really happy to see is that you and dad are together," Patrick said.

"As I said, its only to cheer you on. I did decide to forgive him for his actions in the past," Nancy explained.

"Dad told me that his time away helped him regret joing Darkdust," Patrick mentioned.

"That's right, and when I committed the crimes that I have committed that hurt the people I care about, I knew that was a mistake," Edward explained.

"Well we got bad news, Darkdust is entering the Pokemon Grand Prix," Patrick told his parents.

"What, those monsters are in the Pokemon Grand Prix," Nancy questioned.

"That's right, and we don't know what they're going to be up to," Max said.

Edward and Nancy were both pretty shocked to hear that Darkdust was in the Pokemon Grand Prix. As they were listening, Mew comes out once again right when they talk about Darkdust.

"They posses an evil pressence in their hearts. If we don't stop them, they who knows what will happen," Mew explained.

Patrick's parents were pretty shocked to see that Mew was with him. It didn't bother Max, John, or Margaret because they already witnessed the legendary Pokemon themselves.

"Patrick, is that what I think it is," Edward asked feeling shocked.

"Mom, dad, I want to introduce you to Mew. Mew has tagged along with me to help out with stopping Darkdust," Patrick said introducing Mew.

"Pleased to meet you, I know your son has a pure heart," Mew said.

"If he has been fighting Darkdust who is pure evil, then he does have a good heart," Edward said, "I used to work for Darkdust myself, but after being captured and put in prison for a couple of years, I realized my errors and have no respect for them."

"You did have a little evil inside of you, but then you choose to take the right path. Patrick I can tell has always taken the right path," Mew explained.

"He has, he is a good son," said Nancy.

"Okay Mew, you don't have to talk about me anymore. Let's eat breakfast and prepare for the Grand Prix," Patrick told Mew.

Mew went back into Patrick's backpack and the entire Schmidl family continued eating. Elsewhere in the hotel, Meagan and Katie were eating breakfast with their mon and stepdad.

"I just want to say that I'm so proud of you two girls for making it this far," Karen said proudly.

"Thanks mom, traveling with my sister and Patrick really did us some good," Meagan said.

"I guess I was wrong about Patrick. If he made it this far, then he should be on top as one of the best trainers," Phil commented.

"Yeah, Patrick is a great Pokemon trainer. I was pushing him to win just to prove to you that he isn't holding us back. If I could stand correctly, he is actually helping us go forward," Meagan explained.

"Well either way, you should be proud that you got to the top 256 and I hope you can make it further," Karen said.

"Thanks mom, and lets wish the same for our cousins CJ and Heather," Katie P. suggested.

"Don't forget your friends Emily and Calahagn," Karen stated.

"Them too mom," said Meagan.

After everyone was finished with their breakfast, all of the 256 Pokemon trainers that made it through the preliminaries made their way to the main arena. Patrick, Meagan, Katie P., Max, John, Margaret, Diana, Beth, Mark, Jake, Katie T., Emily, Calahagn, Baron, Garret, Christina, CJ, Heather, Riley, Nukem, Ella, Seymour, the Unknown Champion, Sneavely, and Shadelock were ready to take the next step in the Pokemon Grand Prix.

"Lets see what were going to do next," Patrick said.

"The sub-tournaments Patrick, we each enter a seperate tournament," Max stated.

"Well I don't want to face you in the sub-tournament," Patrick said.

"Yeah, lets wait on that in the championship round," Max said.

It didn't matter who was facing who, what really mattered was where everyone was going to go. The 256 Pokemon trainers met in the main arena which was an empty stadium, and they all met an offical.

"Welcome to the main arena. Our next part of the Pokemon Grand Prix is about to begin as soon as were all set up. Now you won't battle here just yet," said the offical.

"What! No way I want to fight here right now," John yelled out.

"Hey John, calm down," Meagan said to Patrick's brother, "he's going to explain how this is going to work."

"Fine," John stuttered.

"Okay, now that we have everyones attention. The next part of the Pokemon Grand Prix is the Sub-Tournaments. There are 32 tournaments, and each one will consist of 8 Pokemon trainers. You must win 3 battles to win the tournament, and in each tournament everyone is allowed up to three Pokemon. The winner of each tournament is going to compete here in the main battle arena for the main event, the Pokemon Grand Prix Championship Tournament," the offical explained.

Everyone was listening in to how the sub-tournaments work as the offical said that all of the battles included everyone being allowed to use three Pokemon, and the winner of each tournament goes on to the championship tournament.

"There are 32 different battle arenas scattered all over the suburbs of Tokyo, and each one will hold one tournament. Now everyone will draw a card, it will represent a number and a letter. The number represents which tournament you'll be in, and the letter represents the spot that you will take in that tournament. An example, if you pull out a 1A, then you will battle in the first battle of tournament 1, and If you pull out a 2D, then you'll battle in the second battle of tournament 2. The letters you can get are A,B,C,D,E,F,G, and H," the offical explained.

It looked like everyone got a hang of how the sub-tournaments work, and it was time for them to draw where they were going to go.

"Now everyone will line up and draw a card that consists of a number and letter. Just like the preliminaries, trading is not allowed," the offical explained.

All 256 Pokemon trainers lined up to find out where they were going to be in the next round. There was now a greater possibility that the trainers could meet up in the same tournament.

Baron wounded up being one of the first ones to draw a card. The card he drew said 24A.

"Your card reads 24A. You will be in tournament 24 in spot A meaning your battle will be the first one in your tournament," the offical explained.

Calahagn then went to the offical to take a card. Calahagn's Card read 17G.

"Your card reads 17G. You will be in tournament 17 in spot G meaning your battle will be the last one in your tournament," the offical explained.

Heather finally got her turn to draw a card. The card she pulled out ended up saying 5H.

"Your card reads 5H. You will be in tournament 5 in spot H meaning your battle will be the last one in your tournament," the offical explained.

Max got to take his turn to pick out a card. When he got his card, he saw that there was a 21 and an F.

"Your card reads 21F. You will be in tournament 21 in spot F meaning your battle will be the third one in your tournament," the offical explained.

Max's brother John proceeded taking his turn to pick out a card. The lucky card that John wonded up getting was 8C.

"Your card reads 8C. You will be in tournament 8 in spot C meaning your battle will be the second one in your tournament," the offical explained.

Now taking her turn was none other than Patrick's girlfriend Meagan. She cheerfully went up to get her card, and the card she got was 14G.

"Your card reads 14G. You will be in tournament 14 in spot G meaning your battle will be the last one in your tournament," the offical explained.

After a few more trainers drew cards, Diana went up to the offical to retrieve her card. The card read 25D.

"Your card reads 25D. You will be in tournament 25 in spot D meaning your battle will be the second one in your tournament," the offical explained.

Approching the offical now was none other than the Darkdust Administrator Riley. He went to draw his card, and its was a horrifying thing that everyone saw. The card he ended picking out read 14H which meant not only would Meagan deal with Riley in her tournament, she was facing him in the first round.

"Your card reads 14H. You will be in tournament 14 in spot H meaning your battle will be the last one in your tournament," the offical explained.

Patrick was feeling a bit concerned when he found out that Meagan was going to have to face Riley in the first round of her sub-tournament. All he could do now was focus on getting his card. Patrick picked out his card, and it read 16B, so he was relieved at least he didn't have to face Meagan in the sub-tournament.

"Your card reads 16B. You will be in tournament 16 in spot B meaning your battle will be the first one in your tournament," the offical explained.

The king of Darkdust himself Shadelock approached the table. He drew out his card, and the card ended up reading 13D.

"Your card reads 13D. You will be in tournament 13 in spot D meaning your battle will be the second one in your tournament," the offical explained.

Emily took her turn to draw out a card. When Emily picked out her card, it wounded up saying 17F meaning that she was in the same tournament as Calahagn.

"Your card reads 17F. You will be in tournament 17 in spot F meaning your battle will be the third one in your tournament," the offical explained.

Christina got up to take her turn while her ex-boyfriend Garret watched from the line. Christina picked out a card, and it surprised her that she got herself a 16 card meaning she got to be in Patrick's tournament. The letter on the card was G.

"Your card reads 16G. You will be in tournament 16 in spot G meaning your battle will be the last one in your tournament," the offical explained.

Garret was next in line, and the card he drew said 7B.

"Your card reads 7B. You will be in tournament 7 in spot B meaning your battle will be the first one in your tournament," the offical explained.

The next person to draw their card was Darkdust Administrator Nukem. He got his card, and when he saw it he showed a crazy smile to Patrick showing him a card that read 16C. Patrick has just found out in addition to Christina, he also has to deal with Nukem.

"Your card reads 16C. You will be in tournament 16 in spot C meaning your battle will be the first one in your tournament," the offical explained.

Meagan's sister Katie P. was now ready to take her turn to find out where she was going to be. When Katie P. got her card, it read 30E.

"Your card reads 30E. You will be in tournament 30 in spot E meaning your battle will be the third one in your tournament," the offical explained.

Darkdust Administrator Ella was waiting for a couple of Pokemon trainers to get their cards, and then she got her turn. The card that Ella drew out would frighten Diana a bit. Her card read 25A which meant Diana would have to face Ella in her tournament.

"Your card reads 25A. You will be in tournament 25 in spot A meaning your battle will be the first one in your tournament," the offical explained.

Heather's brother CJ was now prepared to take his turn picking out a card. This one gave him and everyone he knew a colossal scare. CJ ended up being in the exact same tournament as the Head of Darkdust Shadelock when he saw his card say 13B.

"Your card reads 13B. You will be in tournament 13 in spot B meaning your battle will be the first one in your tournament," the offical explained.

Speaking of Darkdust, Sneavely was now prepared to take his turn to draw out a card. It got a whole lot worse as the card said 5G. That meant...Heather must face Sneavely in the first round.

"Your card reads 5G. You will be in tournament 5 in spot G meaning your battle will be the last one in your tournament," the offical explained.

After already learning that Meagan and Heather had to face Darkdust members in the first round, Katie T. was hoping for better fortunes. She pulled out a card that said 15G.

"Your card reads 15G. You will be in tournament 15 in spot G meaning your battle will be the last one in your tournament," the offical explained.

Beth took her turn to pick out a card, and the card she got read 27F.

"Your card reads 27F. You will be in tournament 27 in spot F meaning your battle will be the third one in your tournament," the offical explained.

Now taking his turn to draw a card was the last Darkdust employee among the six, Seymour. Three Darkdust Administrators, the Vice President, and Shadelock himself were going to deal with Patrick, Meagan, Diana, and Meagan's cousins. There's no telling where he could be going, and he was going to bring horror to Katie P. as his card read 30D.

"Your card reads 30D. You will be in tournament 30 in spot D meaning your battle will be the second one in your tournament," the offical explained.

Mark was next to pick out a card, and he got a card that said 24E putting him in the same tournament as Baron.

"Your card reads 24E. You will be in tournament 24 in spot E meaning your battle will be the third one in your tournament," the offical explained.

Margaret got her turn to draw a card, and she was pretty happy with the card that she got. She got a card that read 15A meaning that Margaret was going to be in the same tournament as her cousin Katie T.

"Your card reads 15A. You will be in tournament 15 in spot A meaning your battle will be the first one in your tournament," the offical explained.

The honorable Unknown Champion took the stage to pick out his card. When he got his card, Emily and Calahagn learned that they both would be dealing with him as the card he got read 17C.

"Your card reads 17C. You will be in tournament 17 in spot C meaning your battle will be the second one in your tournament," the offical explained.

Jake was now the last of the trainers to get a card. His card would read 24H which meant he was going to have to possibly face his brother in the tournament.

"Your card reads 24H. You will be in tournament 24 in spot H meaning your battle will be the last one in your tournament," the offical explained.

So all of the positions for all of the Pokemon trainers were finally taken care of. The big news however was the fact that Meagan had to face Riley in the first round of tournament 14, and Heather had to face Sneavely in the first round of tournament 5. The fun was about to begin.

Grand Prix Updates:

Patrick Schmidl: Tournament 16-Spot B

Meagan Puente: Tournament 14-Spot G

Katie Puente: Tournament 30-Spot E

Max Schmidl: Tournament 21-Spot F

John Schmidl: Tournament 8-Spot C

Margaret Schmidl: Tournament 15-Spot A

Diana Yates: Tournament 25-Spot D

Beth Yates: Tournament 27-Spot F

Mark Tonkel: Tournament 24-Spot E

Jake Tonkel: Tournament 24-Spot H

Katie Tonkel: Tournament 15-Spot G

Emily Rozak:Tournament 17-Spot F

Calahagn Adduci:Tournament 17-Spot G

Baron Grasse: Tournament 24-Spot A

Garret Oliver: Tournament 7-Spot B

Christina Wilcox: Tournament 16-Spot G

CJ Kurowski: Tournament 13-Spot B

Heather Kurowski: Tournament 5-Spot H

Unknown Champion: Tournament 17-Spot C

Darkdust Administrator Riley: Tournament 14-Spot H

Darkdust Administrator Nukem: Tournament 16-Spot C

Darkdust Administrator Ella: Tournament 25-Spot A

Darkdust Administrator Seymour: Tournament 30-Spot D

Darkdust Vice President Sneavely: Tournament 5-Spot G

Darkdust Head Shadelock: Tournament 13-Spot D