Journey To Become A Pokemon Master:

Kanto Chronicles

This is my first story that I've ever made that I started for the fun of it. I'm still very new to writing fanfics much less a Pokémon one so give me some advice in your reviews please. All reviews are appreciated especially constructive criticism. And now on with the story, hope you enjoy it.

Disclaimer: I do not own anything from Pokémon

"Talking"

(Thinking)

Pokedex

Chapter 1: The Beginning of a Journey

In a world there are many wonderful and amazing creatures that roam it. These creatures are known as Pokémon. These Pokémon have special powers that are sought by humans to use in battles. In recorded history there are a total of 17 different types of Pokémon. Each has their own strengths and weaknesses to one another. One of the most fascinating parts of Pokémon is that each individual region has their own legendary Pokémon. Legendary Pokémon are very powerful but also very rare. They almost never reveal themselves to a human unless they are of a pure heart and deemed worthy. Many people believe they may not exist since they are so rare.

Our story begins in a small town in the Kanto region known as Pallet Town. The day had just started and the sun was shining brightly as a flock of Pidgey flew by. Lying in the grass fields near the edge of pallet town was a 9 year old boy named Ash Ketchum.

Ash was enjoying the perfect weather as the sun's rays beamed down at him. He thought of his soon to come birthday in just a few months. After all when you turn 10 your old enough to begin a Pokémon journey where he could travel to become a Pokémon trainer. His dream ever since he could remember was to become a Pokémon master and he just couldn't wait to start his journey when he turned 10.

His thoughts were broken to the rustling noise of the nearby bushes. A few moments later to Ashes amazement a Pokémon rose out the bushes. The Pokémon had an unusual gold color and was salamander like with a tail that had a flame on its end.

The Pokémon was known as a Charmander, but not just any Charmander a shiny one. Charmander took a few unsteady steps before collapsing. Ash gasped in shock before rushing over to the Pokémon to find that it was severely injured with cuts and bruises all over it. Not only that but it had a metal collar around its neck.

When Ash tried to help Charmander it gave a weak growl. It obviously had some bad experience with humans if the collar was any indication.

"It's ok Charmander im here to help you," Ash spoke in a soothing voice as to not give Charmander the impression that he was going to harm it. Thankfully it seemed to work as Charmander allowed Ash to help him.

Ash attempted to tear off the collar but to no avail. He found a nearby rock and began to smash it. After a few hits the collar loosened enough to take it off. Ash knew he didn't have the knowledge or materials to heal Charmander so he decided to take it to someone he thought would be able to heal Charmander.

"Don't worry Charmander I know a place where you can get healed. It's not too far from here, so ill carry you on my back."

Charmander looked uncertain at first but eventually conceded to let Ash carry him. 10 minutes later Ash had arrived at Professor Oak's laboratory. Professor Oak was a famous professor on his study of Pokémon and was also a kind and generous man. Ringing his doorbell it didn't take long for Oak to answer the door.

When Oak saw Ash and the injured Charmander he was shocked for a few moments until he saw Charmander's condition and quickly led Ash to the medical lab. Ash was forced to wait in the waiting rooms while Professor Oak worked on Charmander.

About an hour later Professor Oak emerged from the medical lab with a small smile. "Charmander will be fine, all his injuries have healed he should be up and about in a bit but shouldn't do anything strenuous for the rest of the day."

Ash let out a sigh of relief before smiling widely, happy that Charmander would be ok. "Though I must ask Ash do you how Charmander was injured?"

"I'm afraid I don't know professor. I found Charmander in his injured state, but there was also a collar on his neck. Thankfully I was able to get off." Ash spoke.

"Hmm it must have been Pokémon poachers attempting to sell Charmander," the professor mused. Looking at Ash's confused expression Oak explained what Pokémon poachers were.

"A Pokémon poacher try to collect any rare or powerful Pokémon they find and sell them to the highest bidder who wishes to purchase the Pokémon." he spoke gravely.

Ash was appalled by what the poaches did. To him selling Pokémon like they were tools or property was disturbing. He saw Pokémon as more of a friend than a tool or slave.

Seeing Ash's slightly angered/sad mood, the professor decided to change the subject. "Well thankfully Charmander was able to escape for you to find him," he spoke with a much more cheerful tone.

As he finished Charmander came from the medical lab, quickly running up to Ash with a happy expression on his face.

"Hmm it seems as though Charmander has taken quite a liking to you." Professor Oak spoke as Ash pet Charmander on the head causing him to make small 'charr' noises.

"Since Charmander seems to have formed a bond with you from this ordeal maybe you should keep it. Charmander could even become your starter Pokémon since it is one of the three starter Pokémon. Not to mention it would solve the issue of me having to prepare another one since we were short one starter Pokémon." Oak finished

Ash stared at Charmander for only a moment before asking Charmander. "Hey Charmander how would you like to become my first Pokémon and come with me on a journey to become a Pokémon master?" he asked in a slightly pleading voice.

Charmander gave a loud 'charr' of acceptance. He had grown to like Ash so and was beginning to consider him a friend. Ash was practically jumping for joy, obviously happy that he had not only got a new friend but his first ever Pokémon.

While Ash and Charmander were celebrating Professor Oak got Ash a poke ball so he could officially catch charmander. Ash gingerly accepted it and brought it up to charmander who gently tapped the poke ball with his hand. The poke ball didn't even resist signifying Charmander's capture.

Ash then turned to the professor. He needed to know something that had been on his mind. "Hey professor I noticed that Charmander is a different color than the usual one. Why does it have a different color scheme than a normal one?" Professor Oak took a thoughtful face before answering Ash's question. "Well you see this Charmander has a different color than a normal one because it is a shiny Pokémon." Seeing Ash's confused expression he elaborated. "Shiny Pokémon are very rare and are said to be much stronger than a normal colored Pokémon of its species." Ash seemed to have stars in his eyes after hearing that. Charmander could become a powerful Pokémon if trained well.

After saying his goodbyes and thanks to the professor, Ash ran back to his house. His mom would be wondering where he had been and he couldn't wait to tell her about Charmander.

A few months later…..

Ash and was rushing to meet the professor and he was late on an important day, the day where he would begin his journey. In the few months that Ash had acquired Charmander he had studied on many details pertaining Pokémon such as type advantages and beginner trainer books, as well as training a little with Charmander to improve his power before beginning his journey.

Ash figured that this may give him an edge since he didn't know too much on Pokémon besides the basic information. He even studied with professor oak for a while, learning many new things on Pokémon. Professor Oak used to be an elite trainer himself before becoming a Pokémon professor so he had some great advise on battling as well.

As he made it the professor's lab he saw his rival Gary Oak preparing to leave for his own journey while a group of people and his personal cheerleaders cheered loudly for him. Gary was a pretty smart kid himself being Professor Oak's grandson but he was also extremely arrogant, to borderline cocky.

"So Ash I see you finally made it. Although your too late. There are no more Pokémon for you and if you'd have been on time you would've seen that I got the greatest one of the bunch." He said as he twirled a poke ball in his hand.

I just ignored his attitude but none the less I was curious to know which one he chose. "That's great which one did you end up choosing?" I asked as politely as I could with Gary. "That's none of your business and besides I've gotta begin my journey. Smell ya later Ashy boy." He teased as he hopped into the back of his car speeding away with his cheerleaders.

(Oh that Gary. One day I'll show him) I thought gritting my teeth.

Just then Professor Oak came out if his lab. "Ah Ash I see you finally decided to come." "Sorry about being late professor I slept in" Ash apologized sheepishly. "Well, all that matters is that you're here now so come with so I can give your basic trainer gear."

When we made it inside the lab Professor Oak gave Ash his items. "Here you are A few poke balls and a Pokedex to start your journey. The Pokedex is dubbed as Dexter and will give you all the information on Kanto's Pokémon. You can only carry 6 Pokémon at a time, so if you capture more they will be transported here. If you need them just call me at the nearest Pokémon center and I'll switch one with one that you have."

"Thanks professor I'll try my best to become the greatest Pokémon master ever." Ash spoke passionately. Oak chuckled before he wishing Ash good luck on his journey. Ash left the lab he saw his mom and a few other towns people to see wish him luck on his journey.

"Ash honey I packed all the essentials I thought you would need for your journey." Ash's mom Delia spoke as she gave Ash a green backpack with a poke ball insignia on the center front of it.

"Thanks mom I'll come visit you sometime okay?" "You better mister, and please take care of yourself while on your journey." She finished with slight tears coming down her eyes as she hugged him. After a few minutes of goodbyes Ash finally left to begin his journey.

Just when Ash was about to leave Pallet town, he heard a familiar voice shout to him. Looking back he saw Professor Oak running towards him. "Ash! I'm sorry to disturb the beginning of your journey but I need your help back at the lab." he pleaded.

Ash, never to be one to leave someone who was in need of help quickly agreed. "What's the problem professor? I'll help you as best as I can." He spoke sincerely

"Well it a Pikachu came near our labs electrical generator. It's messing with the electricity to the lab so we have no power. It must have been attracted by the electrical output the facility was giving off. If it damages the electricity from the generator then we'll lose power for the facility and possibly the whole town."

Knowing it would be bad for the professor's lab to lose its power they both hurried off to the lab. When they arrived at the generator they found a Pikachu biting on some cables absorbing a small amount of electricity. Ash released Charmander when he thought of testing his Pokedex out since he hadn't used it yet and now was as good time as any. Ash pointed his Pokedex at both Charmander and Pikachu.

Pikachu the electric mouse Pokémon: It has electric sacs on both of its cheeks. If threatened it releases electric charges from the sacs.

Charmander the lizard Pokémon: From the time it's born, a flame burns at the end of its tail. Its life would end if it were ever to go out.

Sex: Male

Ability Blaze: when Charmander is severely injured its fire type attacks strength are multiplied.

Moves: Scatch, growl, ember, flamethrower, rage, smokescreen.

"Alright Pikachu I challenge you to a Pokémon battle!" Ash challenged getting Pikachu's attention. It seemed slightly annoyed about being disturbed from a good electrical charge but also seemed eager to face Charmander.

Suddenly, Pikachu charged with a fast quick attack. Pikachu was pretty fast catching both Ash and Charmander off as Charmander was hit being pushed back. Pikachu prepared another quick attack. Ash wasn't going to underestimate Pikachu's speed this time. "Charmander use growl when Pikachu gets close, then use ember."

Chamander growled loudly at Pikachu stopping its assault then peppered it with a point blank ember sending it flying backwards. Pikachu managed to land on its feet and quickly used agility to get near Charmander. Ash had Charmander try to use scratch but pikachu's speed was too fast. Pikachu used double team confusing Charmander, then charged and shot a thunderbolt hitting Charmander and causing a lot of damage.

"Charmander are you ok?" Ash asked concerned. Charmander nodded in acknowledgment still ready to fight. Pikachu used double team again to try to confuse Charmander but Ash was ready this time. "Charmander use flamethrower while spinning." Charmander shout a stream of fire out while spinning causing the flames to hit all the Pikachu images, hitting the real one as well.

When the flames cleared it showed Pikachu struggling to stand and slightly panting Charmander. Ash was surprised that Pikachu was still standing, this Pikachu was pretty tough. A second later Pikachu collapsed from exhaustion. Ash took this time to throw a Pokeball. The ball twitched slightly but quickly made a 'Bing' sound signifying Pikachu's capture.

Ash heard clapping sounds next to him, it came from the professor. "Nicely done Ash, I must say I'm impressed. Congratulations on your captured Pokémon. Keep training your Pokémon properly and you'll become a great trainer someday." Ash blushed slightly at the praise saying goodbye to the professor again.

Ash decided to head towards Viridian first as Professor Oak suggested. As Ash came out of pallet town and towards the grassy fields he let both Pikachu and Charmander out so he could introduce himself and Charmander to Pikachu.

"Hey Pikachu my names Ash and this is Charmander. Were on an adventure to see all kinds of new Pokémon and people. As well as making some new friends and family. Would you like to join us on our journey?" he asked kindly.

Pikachu saw how happy Charmander seemed to be and could see how pure hearted Ash was. After a few moments of thinking Pikachu gladly accepted making both Ash and Charmander happy that they had received a new friend and family member.

Ash returned Charmander to his Pokeball and was about to return Pikachu, but Pikachu dodged the Pokeball's beam. Pikachu seemed to dislike being inside a Pokeball so he let Pikachu stay outside while he sat on Ash's shoulder.

As they walked down the field, Ash scanned Pikachu for more info on its move and abilities.

Ability Static: Can sometimes cause paralyzation if attacked by a physical move.

Sex: male

Moves: Thundershock, tail whip, quick attack, agility, thunderbolt, thunderwave.

Ash smiled. Pikachu seemed to be pretty strong already but he could tell that he could still improve greatly. While Ash walked through the grassy field to Viridian, he saw a few pokemon scurry by here and there. Some Sandshrew, Rattatta, and a few Spearow that he made sure to stay away from. He had heard of their easily angered temper and that it attacked if felt threatened. He knew he could handle a few but they always traveled in large groups.

Just then a small Pokémon flew near him on a tree branch. It was a Pidgey the tiny bird Pokémon. Ash decided to catch it so he had Pikachu use thundershock. The thundershock struck the surprised Pidgey as it caused massive damage thanks to the super effective move.

Surprisingly though the Pidgey brushed it off squawking loudly at Ash and Pikachu. Ash had Pikachu use quick attack to finish it off but Pidgey used sand attack to stop Pikachu's attack.

Pikachu quickly rubbed the sand from his eyes to get his vision back but was blown back from a gust attack. Pidgey swooped in with a quick attack. "Quick use double team then thunderwave" Ash called. Pikachu split into double just before Pidgey hit and then sent a wave of electricity at pidgey causing damage and paralysis. Seeing Pidgey weakened Ash threw a pokeball at it. The ball shook weakly before dinging signifying Pidgey's capture.

Ash picked up Pidgey's Pokeball and praised Pikachu on his first battle with him. The sun was beginning to go down so he started setting up a small camp near some trees with Charmander making a fire. Ash let out his Pokémon to sleep outside for the night before falling asleep himself. Thus ending Ash's first day as a Pokémon trainer.

End

I'll stop here for now, so review and give me any suggestions for future Pokémon and other ideas you think could further better this story. And again any advice and constructive criticism would be helpful. Thanks again c u guys next time ^_^ould end if the flame were to go out.