Pokemon x Arc V: An Otherworldly Encounter!
The streets of Cerulean City were bustling with activity. Among the crowd in the streets was the Cerulean Gym Leader Misty. The red headed Water Pokemon specialist was taking a walk downtown. Misty was on a short break from her usual duties of accepting the challenges of aspiring trainers. She then noticed a commotion going on near a jumbo sized TV screen. Curious, she went over, and saw just what the fuss was all about.
"Just last night, a creature was spotted on the Cerulean side of Mount Moon. Reports say that while it is not human, is clearly not a pokemon either!" A news anchor spoke as as the screen showed the area near the cave leading into Mount Moon itself. The ground was covered in dense claw marks, while the sign leading to Cerulean city was torn to shreds. Misty watched on in both fear and curiosity.
"We have exclusive photos of this "Creature" at this very moment." A blurry picture of a dragonic beast appeared on the screen. Misty gasped a bit, blurry as the picture was, she could make out that this "Dragon" had an otherworldly feel to it. Its limbs and purple body adorned with armor and gem like fixture. It certainly wasn't a run of the mill wild pokemon, if even that. yet, it looked familiar somehow
"We are reaching out to the proper authorities on what and where this creature is. But if you see it, run, and get a good picture or two, but run!" The male news anchor snarked accordingly. Misty had a feeling that despite how fearsome the creature looked, there was something more than just it around.
"Yoohoo!" A jovial voice shouted. Misty was taken out of her trance rather quickly as she saw her eldest sister Daisy run up to her.
"Your not the only one who has a day off ya kno?" The blonde joked. She then noticed the hubbub around the city.
"This must be about that creature thing mmm?" She asked Misty.
"Its.. its nothing. Just that, even if its not a pokemon, I can't help but think ive seen this "Dragon" before...." The redhead replied. Misty then shook her head clean of the lingering question.
"Im fine sis, thanks for asking about me. Maybe we can get a bite to eat?" Misty asked only for her Psyduck to pop out of its pokeball in its impromptu manner. Rather than flail around, run around, be useless, or all of the above, the duck pokemon just looked at Misty. Misty returned its gaze, Psyduck and her had bonded quite a bit, she could tell that it was concerned for her just as much as her human acquaintances. she petted Psyduck on his head. "Dont worry, im sure this is just a hoax. Now, lets enjoy our day out!"
"We will have more on this exciting story later this afternoon!" The broadcaster declared. Watching this TV was a raven haired lad named Ash Ketchum. The aspiring Pokemon Master was on a "break" from his many adventures across the world. He too thought that this "dragon" was familiar. But he was more concerned about Cerulean City, and whether his first traveling companinon was ok or not. He was snapped out of this rather quickly in an unexpected way.
"Oh Ashy! Come on down! ive got a package here for you!" A female voice boomed out. Ash regained his bearings, turned off the TV, and rushed out the door down to the kitchen. Waiting there was his mother Delia.
"Hey mom! What you got there?" Ash asked noticing the rather large package in her arms.
"You tell me. I didn't order it." Delia walked over to the surprised boy. Granted he had ordered supplies, food, and Pokemon paraphernalia before, but he hadn't done so lately. Much less ordering something that size. Ash examined the package, and saw something that surprised him.
"Silph Co.... I almost forgot about them." Ash inquired. Before he could open it, a ringing sound broke his focus. Ash was quick to pick up the call on his Pokegear.
"Hey Ash? Its me Misty!" A familiar voice chimed in. Ash brightened up a bit.
"Hey Misty, you ok over there?" He questioned
"Yeah yeah I'm fine, but, just saying, you should turn on the news." She answered with a tint of snark and concern in her voice.
"Im on it Mist!" Ash responded as he ran back up to his room, much to his mother's chagrin. Mimey the Mr. Mime came in, wondering if everything was ok with Delia.
"Oh, Mimey, im fine. It's just that my son really has a knack for getting into trouble. But he's my boy, im sure he will do the right thing!" Delia reassured herself.
"This is a breaking development in the mysterious creature case! A new picture has surfaced giving us a clear look at this monster. Onscreen a large picture of a purple dragon appeared. It was adorned with armor across its body, and a bladed helm and neckjaw. Ash knew it, this creature was familiar.
"The brave soul who snapped this photo was a contact from Silph co, who wishes to remain anonymous at the moment. Silph Co has come out and confirmed that this "monster" is indeed not a pokemon. It is in fact a Dragon from a cult card game known as "Duel Monsters". This card game which depicts otherworldly beasts and warriors has always been considered an "Underground Phenomenon"."
The Cerulean gym leader watched the TV screen in awe of this new devlopment. Another person chimed in on the debate.
"While Duel Monsters must take a lot of imagination to make, it always has languished in the shadow of the more popular PokeMod Battle Card Game." a male newscaster said
"Why yes, maybe people find creatures like this too "scary". It could also be that we know Pokemon inside and out, as opposed ot monsters like this.. " A female anchor threw her two cents in.
"IF the damage caused in the wake of the Dragon is any indication, how could a Duel Monster card come to life like this? The tech branch of Silph co and its subsidiaries has languished in comparison to that of the maker of Pokemond, Prospero Corp."
"Even in recent years Prospero's R&D department had sucessfully tested and released Pokemon Holograms for use in Pokemod matches.
All of this was crazy to say the least. Daisy watched in confusion, she never was into competing outside of modeling, and the occasional pokemon battle. So she couldn't understand the hype surrounding these "Children's Card Games". Unlike her pink haired sibling Lily, who was the one who got Misty into card games of that sort. Misty herself was an avid "Duel Monsters" player outside of her gym leader duties. She even won a tournament or two. It wasn't quite as prestigious as Lily's Pokemod and Duel Monsters record, but nothing to scoff at.
"Silph Co Representative Tobias Mccain spoke at a press conference and stated that Silph Co hasnt tested any sort of holograms or such sort. He did identify the "Dragon" as "Dark Rebellion Xyz Dragon". Shortly after that the paparazzi mobbed the stands and Toby had to be escorted back to the safety of his workplace. " A female reporter stated as a crimson haired man spoke at a stand on said subject, only for the crowd to break onto the stage. A comparison of the card of the armored dragon appeared alongside the photo. To say Misty was shocked was an understatement.
Ash was stunned to say the least. He played Duel Monsters and PokeMod in his spare time too, but he never imagined they would make headlines like this.
"Pikaa?" Ash's faithful companion woke up from an overly long nap.
"Oh sorry buddy, didn't mean to wake you." Ash sheepishly apologized. The electric rat let out a concerned chu as it ran up on Ash's shoulder, taking in the developing story itself. The boy then remembers the package he recieved, he had rested it on his bed. Ash examined the package once more. This package appearing out of nowhere, a duel monsters card materializing in reality, what did this all mean? Only one way to find out.
"Here goes nothing." Ash said as he opened the package, noticing the lack of a sender aside from the Silphco logo. What was inside would change everything. Ash saw a large piece of equipment with a screen in the middle. on the side of this slender metallic device was a slot for something card shaped to go into. The base was red with a storm decal and a fiery red pattern.
"No way..." Ash thought to himself as he examined it. Pikachu poked it with its nose, only for the machine to activate much to the duo's surprise. Ash yelped in shock.
"Duel Disk Activated!"
Misty was still in shock. Dark Rebellion Xyz Dragon was a powerful card, and she was pretty sure Lily had at least one in her collection. Wanting to find out more she proceeded to get up from the table at the outdoors restaurant she and Daisy were at. As she did so, Psyduck nudged her.
"What do you need Psy...." Misty responded only to be cut off as she saw the duck point towards a person in the crown, its eyes glowing slightly. Wondering what was giving Psyduck a "headache", she looked only to see a purple haired male with black highlights in a trenchcoat of sorts wading through the crowd. despite her sisters and herself having varying shades of hair color, this was odd even to her. To say this was suspicious was an understatement.
"Sis. I think you should see this." Misty called to Daisy. Daisy looked at Misty oddly, even moreso than when she was spacing out over the "Duel monsters" story.
"See whaaaa?" Daisy said with a hint of ignorance.
"Right there! theres a.." Misty pointed Daisy to where she saw the mysterious lad, only to find he wasnt there.
"Purple haired guy with black highlights....." she finished her sentence. Daisy misunderstood what Misty meant, and twisted in into her own take on it.
"Sounds like a fashion nightmare! Come on, lets head back to the gym before things get even more crazy." Daisy said as she tugged on Misty dragging her back to home. Psyduck soon followed, but not before looking down an alley, and sensing that the boy was still around somewhere.
"Daisy! I can take care of myself ya know?" Misty said as she reluctantly returned to the gym, only to be greeted by an unexpected sight. Lily holding a package for her.
"Silph Co must really think the gym is popular these days." she said as she handed the package to Misty. The redhead gazed at the package, it was like the one Ash mentioned earlier. Pondering the matter, she went up to her room for the night.
Kanto Route 4:
on the hills overlooking Cerulean City, a figure stepped out of the shadow of a tree. They whipped out a lollipop, and put it in their mouth.
"Looks like my prey has introduced me to a new hunting ground."