"Okay C, I brought the fat kid. Can I go home now?" Togetic called as she and Pichu wandered into Celebi's grove. The forest guardian saw them from his perch high up in the Great Deku Tree and floated down to meet them.

"Togetic, you came back," he said gratefully. "I was afraid you wouldn't, especially since you theoretically could have just flown out of the forest and never come back."

Togetic looked stunned before facepalming. "Dammit! Why didn't I?"

Celebi turned his attention away from her. "Now, Pichu, I'm sure you're very concerned as to why I could possibly have called you here."

"Not really. Do you have candy?"

"There is a foul curse that has been placed on me," Celebi went on. "I need someone brave, strong, and loyal to break the curse for me. Unfortunately, you're all I have at the moment."

"You don't look cursed," said Pichu.

"The curse isn't on me, per se, but on the Great Deku Tree. That big important-looking tree behind me," he clarified when Pichu gave him a clueless look. "But due to a bunch of spiritual mumbo-jumbo I happen to be bonded with every living thing in this forest. So if the tree dies, so do I."

Pichu marveled at him. "Are you really bonded to everybody?"

"Uh huh."

"So you knew that one time I had constipation?"

"Look, just go in the tree and kill the monster, okay? That can't possibly be too hard, even for you."

"Uh, C, I have to object," Togetic spoke up. "I've been with the guy for five minutes and already my IQ has dropped at least ten points. He can't possibly help you."

"Hmm. You make a good point, Togetic," Celebi mused. "You'd better go in with him."

The smug look on Togetic's face instantly turned into one of bug-eyed horror. "WHAT?"

"Have fun, you two," said Celebi, causing a huge doorway to open up in the side of the Deku Tree and shoving Pichu and Togetic inside.

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"I don't believe this. I don't freaking believe this," Togetic moaned. They were standing in a massive chamber inside the Deku Tree with vine-covered walls surrounding them on all sides. "I just don't believe Celebi could possibly be such an asshole. Can you, Pichu? …Pichu?"

Pichu didn't answer. He was being eaten by an evil Carnivine.

"Oh for crying out – " Togetic pulled him out of its mouth. "Next time, try to go for more than five seconds without almost dying."

Pichu and Togetic started exploring and eventually clambered up the vines and reached the second floor.

"I don't see any huge monster around here," Togetic mused. "Something tells me that it's underground, through that hole covered up by the big spider web on the floor. What do you think?"

Pichu didn't answer. He was being gnawed on by a bunch of evil Spinaraks.

"Can't you do anything right?" Togetic demanded after saving him again.

"The general consensus is no."

The two of them entered an empty room when a lone Bellsprout jumped out at them. "Feast on my Bullet Seed, b#tches!" he shouted before firing a round of seeds from his mouth, hitting Pichu directly in the face.

"Ow! Ow! Ow!" Pichu cried, collapsing onto the ground as the seeds continued to strike him. "Togetic, what do I do?"

"You could try moving one step to the right."

"I could what now?"

By the time he managed to stand back up Togetic had already ripped the Bellsprout in half.

"Oh. I knew that."

They wandered into the next room. "Look what he was guarding, Pichu. It's a chest! Maybe you should open it."

"What is a giant treasure chest doing inside a tree?"

"Stop asking questions. Just open the stupid chest."

Pichu trembled with anticipation as he pried the chest open. "Oh, I wonder what it could be? Maybe gold, or candy, or a sports car, or candy, or a jet plane, or my own private island filled with candy, or – "

He peered inside. "What? Oh, come on! It's just a bunch of seeds! WORST. TREASURE. EVER!"

"They're like the ones the Bellsprout had," Togetic noted. "Looks like you can use Bullet Seed now."

"How is that supposed to help me?"

Back in the main chamber, they saw that three more Spinaraks were climbing around the wall leading up to the top of the tree.

"You can't get at them from down here. You'll have to throw something at them," Togetic hinted, gesturing not-so-subtly at Pichu's bag of seeds.

"Hmm, you're right." Pichu pondered this for a long moment before grabbing Togetic and throwing her up.

"You're incredibly stupid," Togetic said several minutes later as she flew back down, bleeding heavily.

They both climbed up to the top and found themselves standing on a precarious ledge. Falling off would lead all the way down to the spider web-covered hole, which in turn led all the way down to another huge chamber.

"Looks like you're gonna have to jump," Togetic said nonchalantly.

"Um… I'd rather not."

"Quit being a pansy. Just jump."

"Sorry, T-money, but I kinda like not being dead and AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHH-oomph-AAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHH!" he screamed as Togetic shoved him off. He crashed through the web and landed with a huge splash in the water-filled chamber underneath the tree.

"Why couldn't you just fly me down?" he screamed at Togetic, who had flown down after him.

"You obviously haven't figured out how I work."

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The two of them continued to wander around as Pichu did more inexplicably stupid things, including almost drowning in two inches of water, getting impaled by a spiky log and setting himself on fire. Luckily, he then started screaming and rolling around on another spider web, which burned off as he plummeted down into yet another watery chamber.

"You're not being very helpful," he said to Togetic, who had been pointing and laughing at him.

"Dude, unless I start getting paid for this, you'll be lucky if I don't kill you myself."

The two of them suddenly noticed that this room had three nasty-looking Bellsprouts standing in front of a door and glaring at them.

"How the heck did you make it this far without dying?" demanded the center one.

"I have no idea," replied Pichu, who was by now nursing a large amount of stupidity-induced injuries.

"Well, your luck is about to run out!" shouted the Bellsprout, and all three of him began bombarding him with seeds.

"MOTHER&*?#! NOT AGAIN!" Pichu screamed. Togetic sighed and strangled all of them.

"Now tell us how to defeat the monster!" she shouted at the center one as she had her hands around his neck.

"Why? You're just going to kill me either way."

"But if you tell us, I'll make up a cool story about how you died."

"Oh. Well, if you want to kill the Queen up ahead, you have to hit her while she's stunned. And to stun her, you have to hit her in the face with something. Like, a seed. Preferably with bullet-like qualities."

"But I don't have anything like that!" Pichu complained. Togetic's eye twitched and she took out her exasperation at him by slugging the Bellsprout until he stopped moving.

"Come on, Pichu, let's get this over with," she said as she pulled him through the door.

"T-money, I think you might have some anger issues."