An Aspiring Breeder's Wish
Many humans have formed different interactions with the powerful creatures found all over the Pokemon world. From the common Trainer to the noble Ranger, all classes have their pros and cons. But the Breeders, they are looked down upon as nobodies who shouldn't call themselves a class at all by horrible, mean-hearted people. It seems only true hearted individuals can see them as an amazing class of trainers. June Aquaters, the daughter of the best Water-Type breeder Walter Aquaters, knows this all too well and sets out at the age of fifteen to prove to the world that Breeders aren't weak. Feeling as the only way she could make people see, June decides to enter the Silver conference...
Chapter 1: A breeders beginning
A Lapras-shaped alarm sitting on a nightstand chimed, singing a lullaby of the Transport pokemon. The bed next to the stand shifted, the person in it completely covered by a large bubble blue comforter. A hand rose out under the covers , pressing on the small horn atop the Lapras' snout, turning off the chime. Sitting up on the bed, the one sleeping was revealed to be a girl, her brunette, pixie-cut hair sticking up in a typical bed-head style. She stretched, rubbing her soft green eyes.
"Morning already?" She yawned, getting up an stretching more, her white tank top and navy blue shorts fixing themselves from the good nights rest.
Something brushed against her foot, causing the girl to look down. It was a female Luxray, sleeping with an angry expression on her face. The girl's face became cautious, so she stepped around the Gleam Eyes pokemon.
'The last thing I want is to wake HER up...' She thought.
Tiptoeing towards the white door leading out, she turned the knob which resulted in a click. The girl froze and turned, seeing a yellow eye looking back at her in an unnerving manner. The Luxray moved in a flash, jumping on top of her in mere seconds. The lion-like electric type licked the girl happily.
"Okay! Okay, Luxwave! You got me!" The girl giggled." That's a new record for you on how fast you can move."
The Luxray yowled happily, following her friend down the stairs a couple feet away from their bedroom.
There was an opening to the left at the base of the stairs, leading to the kitchen, to the right a living room with a casual aquatic theme to it. They turned left, of course, the smell of cinnamon rolls instantly greeting them.
"Good morning June, dear!" A woman with long light brown hair, whom looked like she was in her early thirties, named Catherine Aquaters smiled at her daughter, her chocolate brown eyes always gleaming with happiness.
"Morning Mama!" June chirped at the same time Luxwave yowled with glee. "Smells awesome in here!"
The kitchen looked like a chef's dream, hexagonally shaped having a high tech stove and oven, which were being handled by a Golduck and an Empoleon wearing an aqua colored bow tie, a large fridge and many food cabinets taking up the rest of the space. Pots and pans dangled above a counter in the center of the kitchen, called The Island. The girl took a seat at the counter, Luxwave leaping atop one next to June. An Azumarill handed Catherine a plate of hot rolls, squeeing happily.
"Thank you Zuma!" She smiled, scratching behind one of the aqua rabbit's ears.
She placed a plate in front of June and Luxwave, followed by a floating glass of orange juice courtesy of Golduck's psychic. The duck quacked happily, before going outside.
Handing a sweet to the Luxray, June began eating, savoring the sweetness.
"It's amazing Ma!"
"Thank Empo for that, he wanted to try and bake."
The girl gave a thumbs up to the Empoleon, her mouth working away at another bite. The penguin bowed before washing some dirty dishes. The back door opened and closed, footsteps heading towards the kitchen.
"Cathy, is June up?" A male voice asked.
"Yes Walter, darling." She responded taking a seat across from her daughter.
The footsteps reached the two of them, a man a year or two older than Catherine grabbed a roll and passed his free hand through his unruly dark brown hair. His navy blue shirt was dirty and grass stains dotting his black pants at the knee.
"Morning dad!" June finished a third roll, indicating she was done with breakfast. "Working or training?"
"Eh, I prefer doing both" he shrugged, indifference in his dark green eyes. "It's not difficult."
June left the kitchen, going back up the stairs and into her room, while Luxwave laid down on one of the couches in the living room. Changing into a green shirt with beige colored guy- like shorts, June sat on a wooden chair in front of her dresser. Absently running a hand over the Floatzel carvings that decorated the wooden object, June looked at herself in the mirror in front of her. She then grabbed a hair brush and fixed her bed-head. Her pixie cut hair still stood up a little, but it still gave her a girlish look that still seemed tomboyish. She then grabbed a small mahogany box, about the size of her hand, and opened it. It had a ruby hair clip carved into the shape of a Totodile's fin, June's gift from her grandfather. She clipped it on, the accessory stood above her left eyebrow.
After washing her face and teeth, she got down the stairs again, making a u-turn to the right where a hallway next to the stairs led to the backdoor outside. The morning sun was bright, indicating a good day as clouds danced by, changing shape every second.
The Aquaters estate was fairly huge, the second biggest house in the town of Greenfield here in the Johto region. The only building that knocked it out of that title was a castle a good walking distance away, the flower fields giving it an appearance of a story book. June always wondered what happened to the girl that lived there with her father. She was too shy to play with her, but she remembered her name, Molly Hale. Visible from the backyard, it wasn't the castle that would draw the attention of an observer, it was the many pools of water dotting the VERY large backyard. They ranged in sizes, some for baby water-types, others for grown, and evolved members. Some could comfortably fit a Gyarados, others good for new hatched to take a quick swim in. Underneath was a network of big water pipes, allowing those who weren't amphibious to swim to and fro from any pool. Helpers came in once a week for maintenance, and it seems complicated, but it was a labor of love for Walter, as his entire work was built here. The people of Greenfield never complained about the space Walter took up, he was a kind man who helps the town when in a bind. Buildings were at the center of the field, the largest for the hatchery, the second largest for a small hospital for emergencies and the two small ones were for training. June walked into the hatchery, her favorite building and spotted her dad fixing one of the incubators lining the left wall. A large playpen with a small kiddy pool and toys took up the back wall, new hatched Water-types playing with each other. The caretakers were Quagsires, attending eggs and incubators while Walter gave orders from under the machine.
"Dad? Is something wrong?" June asked him as she approached him.
"Hmm? Oh, no. I'm just giving this one a check-up that's all."
Crawling out from under the incubator, Walter stared at June.
"I'm going to cut to the chase here June."
She rolled her eyes playfully. 'This is soo like him, always going right at it...'
"I think you're ready for your journey."
June smile dropped with an audible pop as her jaw practically fell to the floor.
Walter nodded. "I want you to go out to see how the worlds like."
June couldn't believe it. She always wanted to see the other cities on her own instead of just leaving the house to visit her 17 other uncles and aunts who bred a specific type of pokemon.
"Your uncles, aunts and I have actually gotten gifts for you", Walter continued. "I've had them since last night. So are you ready?"
"Of course I am!" June practically hopped up and down in delight, anxious for her journey.
They left back inside, going to the living room where Poliwraths set the gifts at, 12 in all.
"Thank you for volunteering in moving the gifts guys," Walter praised the fighting/water types. "I appreciate it."
They bowed before leaving, June and Walter sitting on recliners. They got through every gift, a new design backpack that could fit anything in it and remain light. Other traveling items, a brushing kit, it seemed June was ready to go as she put every item into her hiker-like backpack. As June admired every present, Walter left out for a moment, before returning with a rectangular gift box and waiting for June to finish.
"What's this dad?" June asked.
He gestured to open it, revealing 5 pokeballs with a note by every one.
"This will be your team", Walter grabbed another gift, an egg in a glass case.
June carefully took the egg as she set down the pokeballs, admiring the deep blue color.
"The egg's from your Aunt Delilah," Catherine came in.
"Really? So I'm guessing its a dragon since that's the type she breeds..."
Walter watched happily as June put the pokeballs in one of her short's pockets and placed her backpack on then grabbed her egg. Catherine packed some extra clothes and food for both her and her pokemon along with a few other things.
"Good luck darling." She kissed her cheek.
Walter pecked her on the forehead. "I hope you learn a lot on your journey. And I've assembled a flock of Pelipper to fly you to Violet City as that's where most trainers start."
"Oh...I don't want to feel spoiled dad, I think I could've walked there."
"Well I just want you to start like everyone else."
Walking outside, there were 30 Pelipper tied to what looked like the basket of a hot air balloon. The largest one crowed loudly, getting the rest in flying positions. Walter led her into the basket and got in with her. After petting Luxwave goodbye, June realized the extra passenger and gave a confused look to Walter.
"Someone has to direct these guys back you know..." He whistled, the flock began ascending and taking the basket to a much higher altitude.
The flight wasn't long, about an hour or so after they left, June spotted buildings close by.
"Drop me off here Daddy!"
Walter nodded and brought the basket down. He said one last goodbye to his daughter before leaving back to Greenfield.
Chapter 2: Getting to know the team
Knowing the city was at the east of her, June began walking.
'I can't believe it' June hugged the egg closer to herself. 'I'm starting my journey!'
She stopped walking after a moment of realization.
"I haven't even met my new friends," she said, setting the egg on a stump.
Taking out the pokeballs, she picked one and threw it high. In a flash of light, a small blue crocodile yawned cutely before looking towards June curiously.
"Hi there," she kneeled down. "I'm your new trainer June!"
The girl smiled wide, Totodiles were her favorite water type and she thanked her dad for giving her one. The amphibian stepped closer to her and sniffed her hand. Seeing a reassuring smile from the human, it smiled back and jumped into her arms.
"Aren't you sweet!" June gave it a motherly hug. "Oh, your a girl! That's awesome!"
Totodile growled cutely before jumping off and looking around the small forest. Grabbing another ball the note on it read from her Uncle Frank the fighting type breeder.
Materializing, a small jackal appeared. It was blue with black markings and stood on its tiptoes. It wore a green scarf around its small neck, and looked at June calmly.
"A Riolu? Why would Uncle Frank give me such a rare pokemon..."
The fighting type grunted, already knowing she was going to belong to a trainer.
"Hi there Riolu, its nice to meet you, I hope we can get along!" June waited for a response.
The small jackal nodded, looking towards Totodile who was sniffing a few flowers nearby and introduced herself to the croc.
The next one to be revealed was an Eevee, who looked quietly at the girl.
"Awww! I love Eevees!" June smiled.
Taking the compliment, it approached and cuddled her leg. Picking the small fox up, it revealed to be a girl.
"Another girl? Well that's fine!"
Eevee wagged her tail and jumped off to see the other two that were having a quick chat.
The fourth team member was a bipedal, grey mammal with pink feathers on its head and body. It had sharp claws on its hands and feet. Even its eyes gave a sharp stare as it looked at June with no emotion. The Sneasel was a male as the feather on its head was fairly long. The girl expected the ice/dark type to attack her, but it didn't as it gave a hug to his trainer. The claws on its hands dug into June's sides causing her to pull away.
"Ow! I didn't expect that from a Sneasel." She rubbed the scratches.
The sharp clawed pokemon gave an odd smile and started sharpening his claws on a nearby tree. That sort of behavior puzzled June, but she took out her last pokeball, from her Uncle Derek, the dark-type breeder. The final team member was a black fox, his crimson eyes darting in all directions before staring at the human in front. He had 2 blue spots over his eyes, the same color was on each paw and on the tuff of fur between its ears. A Zorua, shiny colored.
June gawked, she had seen zoruas from the visits to Derek's home. She also understood the rarity of a shiny colored, so she wondered why her uncle would give her such a rare dark-type.
Zorua sat down, awaiting something from the girl.
"Hello," June sat on the ground. "It's nice to meet you Zorua."
The fox stared at her for a while before approaching. He sniffed the outstretched hand June offered and allowed himself to be touched.
Soon, the entire team was chatting with one another as June picked her egg case up and cradled it. Eevee noted the egg and sat in front of June, her honey brown eyes eyeing the blue shell.
"I wonder what's in the egg...what do you think?"
The fox tilted her head, but otherwise said nothing.
"I think a quick snack would be nice."
With the help of the team, June was able to find a fruit tree and trained them in accuracy by executing their moves to make fruit fall. Then, she took the time to memorize the move sets of each pokemon. After they finished, June returned all of her teammates except Totodile, deciding to cycle them around to spend time with them one by one. Her egg in her arms, she continued walking.
Soon they spotted buildings, and a sign indicating they were at Violet City.
"We're here Totodile!" She cheered.
Totodile looked in wonder at the city, the buildings fascinating to her. Although she didn't battle anyone, June still wanted to heal her team up in the Pokecenter.
Quickly finishing up, she took out a map for the Johto region and read a little on Violet City. Following the directions, June found the city's Gym. It seemed to be built for flying types as decorations of the Pidgey family were carved into the building. Entering through the glass slide doors, she was greeted by a man with a bandana wearing a black muscle shirt and white shorts.
"Is this where I can challenge the gym leader, sir?" June asked.
"Yes ma'am, names Noah," he smiled. "Falkner is currently fighting against another challenger, there are two other challengers ahead of you. Come to the waiting room please."
She followed Noah to another door, a small waiting room with the two other people he had mentioned before. After Noah left to the front again, June looked at the other two. A boy with black hair and amber eyes, wearing a leather jacket and denim pants eyed her before turning his attention back to the pokemon in front of him, a Furret. The other was a girl with long scarlet hair and black eyes who sat some chairs away, wearing a blue sundress with a Flaafy at her feet. Sitting by the door she came in, June allowed Totodile to roam around the tile floor.
"So I'm guessing Totodile is your starter?" The boy broke the silence.
"Yes, it's a gift from my dad..." June hesitated.
"The names Jonas," he scratched behind Furret's ears.
Noah came back in, gesturing the girl to follow him.
"Guess I'm next," Jonas leaned back on his chair, closing his eyes. "I've got a strategy to beat this guy, what about you?"
"I don't have one."
"That's not a good way to start a battle if you want to be a trainer."
"We'll I'm not a trainer, I'm a breeder..."
Jonas' eyes snapped open, looking at June confused.
"Then what are you doing here?"
"A good breeder learns to fight to learn how to raise a pokemon."
He frowned, and shook his head. "I don't think a league is a good idea for you, if you plan on being a breeder. I would consider changing class."
"From what I've heard, breeders are weak, they shouldn't do much of anything with pokemon."
Noah walked in, leading Jonas out. He gave one last look at June in confusion, before leaving.
"That was a little rude..." June frowned.
Totodile began punching the air, prepping for the match.
30 minutes passed before Noah came in and lead June to the Gym leader. He was at a standard battlefield, with a high ceiling for flying-types of course. Falkner was a man who looked to be in his late 20s. He gave off a vibe of being very experienced. He had intense blue eyes and medium length hair of the same color that covered his right eye. (I can't seem to describe his outfit :P so search him up if you want a clear picture...it's the outfit he wears in HGSS)
"Welcome to my gym, I am Falkner." He smirked.
"Hello Falkner," June bowed respectfully. "My name is June Aquaters of Greenfield. And I would like to battle you."
"I've heard from my previous challenger that you wish to be a breeder, correct?"
"Yes, sir. My father tells me that battling helps breeders in raising a pokemon."
"It's a shame most people have a bad opinion about breeders...so show me how they're wrong! Go, Hoothoot!"
He threw a pokeball, revealing the small Owl pokemon.
"Go Totodile!" June placed her egg down at the corner of her trainer's box.
The crocodile leapt ahead, clicking her teeth together.
Crowing eerily, the bird's large red eyes glowed, sending waves at Totodile.
"Totodile get out of the rings' way!"
Complying, the Big Jaw pokemon jumped to the right. The rings passed by and dissipated.
"Now to see if our little exercise payed off... Ice punch!"
The small croc pulled her right fist back, which began gathering ice energy. She then ran forward, striking the owl fiercely.
"Get up! Use Air Slash!" Falkner encouraged.
Hoothoot got back up, hopping on one foot. It swiped its wings, sending light blue slashes of wind at Totodile. Covering her face, the water-type gritted her sharp teeth.
"Don't worry Totodile use Water gun!"
Taking a deep breath, Totodile gurgled out a strong stream of water from her mouth, effectively pushing Hoothoot back.
The small croc ran foward, quickly striking down the small owl and knocked it out.
"Great job Totodile!" June cheered, taking out a pokeball. "Return!"
"Go Pidgeotto!" Falkner threw another pokeball after returning Hoothoot.
"Sneasel go!" June tossed a different pokeball.
The brown-beige bird crowed loudly, the slightly long pink plumage on its head flowing gracefully. The ice type curled its claws, ready to fight.
"Impressive June." Falkner commented. "A good battler."
"Thanks, you have a way with Flying-types."
"Thanks, my dad taught me all I know. But it's not over. Pidgeotto, steel wing."
The bird took in some momentum and flew a beeline towards Sneasel, its wings glowing bright.
"Watch it Sneasel!" June called.
The sharp clawed pokemon tried to tuck and roll away, but got hit at the shoulder by the tip of Pidgeotto's wings. Holding in the pain, Sneasel stood up.
"Use an icy wind attack." June clenched her hands in a fist.
Blowing out a chilled air, Sneasel knocked down Pidgeotto to the ground, bits of ice stuck to its wings.
"Pidgeotto get up please." Falkner called. "Steel wing."
The flying type gave a cry of determination and rose, its wings glowing. It struck Sneasel in the face, knocking him out.
"No! Sneasel return." June placed her team member back, congratulating him on a good job and then took out Totodile's ball. "Go!"
Re-materializing, the Big Jaw pokemon stared at her opponent, ready.
"Pidgeotto, gust." Falkner called.
Flapping its wings in a mighty fashion, the bird pushed back Totodile to the edge of the field.
"Fight the wind and use ice punch." June called.
Trying its best, the water type pushed against the gust, gathering ice in its right fist. Eventually the wind stopped, allowing Totodile to strike Pidgeotto down, winning the match.
"June of Greenfield wins." Noah announced.
Falkner came up to June as she grabbed her egg from the floor and returned Totodile for a rest.
"An excellent job, I present you with the Zephyr badge."
Taking it, June left out the gym to the center and healed Totodile and Sneasel.
Author's note: well, what ya think about the story? Don't worry, June won't act like a trainer as you will see soon enough. I'm wondering if I should take in oc's... Turn in one and I just might use them. What did you think about Jonas, should he make a return? No? Review pleaze!
I'm also thinking about writing another story about June's aunts and uncles... I thought maybe they can have some sort of competition where trainers have to challenge and defeat 9 of the 17 breeders, but they can only challenge each one once. If they win, they receive a specially bred pokemon of any type for them to choose from. Would that be a good idea?