Ashley's Pokemon Adventures: Kanto
Rated Fiction K+
Disclaimer: I never have and never will own Pokemon. I am only writing this fic for enjoyment and to pay tribute to the creators and writers of Pokemon.
Episode 02: Enter Team Rocket!
Our Heroine Ashley Ketchum started out her journey and met a new friend in Misty Waterflower. Ashley also caught several Pokemon that were automatically transported. After catching a Magikarp, her and Misty headed to the Viridian City Pokemon Center. Misty on her bike, left Ashley in the dust. Four days later after catching several more Pokemon, she finally made it to the Pokemon Center. Now Ashley and Misty are continuing their journey through Kanto.
Viridian City Pokemon Center...
Misty had just come down from her room when she saw Ashley run in with Pikachu on her shoulder. Ashley was out of breath and decided to sit down before taking Pikachu to the counter along with her other Pokemon.
"What took you so long Slow Poke?" Misty said as she stuck her tongue out. "I was here four days ago!"
"Well duh!" Ashley said as she stuck her tongue back out at Misty after she had caught her breath. "You have a bike. I had to like get here on foot. I also caught some more Pokemon as well. I will rotate them in later."
Misty nodded and gave Ashley a friendly hug.
"I was just joking with you Ashley." Misty said. "I can understand if you don't want to be nice to me. I do want to be friends with you though."
"Of course we can be friends Misty." Ashley said. "By the way my friends call me Ashe. I spell Ashe with an e on the end of my name."
"Good. " Misty said with a smile after Ashley returned the hug. "You can call me Mist. All my friends call me Mist."
Ashley nodded and hugged Misty again as she gathered up Pikachu and her Pokeballs and set them on the tray that Nurse Joy had offered.
"Just a normal check up Nurse Joy." Ashley said.
"Right away Ashley." Nurse Joy said.
In a matter of minutes, Pikachu and Ashley's other Pokemon were fully healed. Ashley decided to do some research on Pokemon in the library for Professor Oak. She knew herself that there are nearly 650 total Pokemon in the entire world. She also knew from her Geography classes in school that there were several regions with their own set of Pokemon. The Kanto Region, The Johto Region, The Hoenn Region, The Sinnoh Region, and The Unova Region. She also remembered that the Orange Archipelago and Sevvi Islands also had a combination of Pokemon from the five different regions.
Ashley took a break from her research and decided to have dinner with Misty. Once dinner was over, Ashley and Misty went up to their rooms to get some sleep. First they watched a bit of TV and then changed into their pajamas and fell asleep peacefully.
The Next Morning...
Ashley and Misty woke up and got ready for the day, they thanked Nurse Joy for her hospitality and headed off to their next destination. Which was indeed, the Pewter City Gym.
As they were heading toward the Viridian Forest an announcement came over the City PA System.
"Be on the lookout for Pokemon thieves." The voice said. "As Officer Jenny of Viridian City, I here by instruct everyone with Pokemon in their possession to be careful. It seems these Pokemon thieves have their own motives and will stop at nothing to take peoples Pokemon. Report any suspicious activity to the local authorities. These thieves are dangerous and have Pokemon of their own."
"Ashe, did you hear that?" Misty asked.
"I sure did Mist." Ashley said. "We really need to keep focused and be on the lookout. Also is it okay to call you Mist?"
Pikachu nodded from his perch on Ashley's head.
Hearing Ashley's question Misty nodded.
"Of course you can." Misty said. "You are my friend after all. All of my friends call me Mist."
Ashley nods as she keeps her eyes and ears open for these Pokemon thieves.
All of a sudden, a smokescreen engulfs our heroines and they cough.
"Pidgeotto, Butterfree, I choose you." Ashley said as she tossed out two Pokeballs. "Use Gust to blow the smokescreen away!"
The two Pokemon came out and nodded as they did what they were told.
"What?" A female voice said. "How could someone know that we wanted their Pokemon? We have to find out who has blown our cover away."
"Don't worry Jessie, we will find whoever is doing this." James said as he looked out of the basket and spotted two girls down on the ground. He was especially taken by the Raven-Haired one dressed in all blue with just a slight touch of make up. "Oh wow! Look at that beautiful girl down there."
"What beautiful girl all I see are two twerpettes. They aren't pretty." Jessie said angrily.
"Um Jess, you might want to take back those words." Meowth said as the balloon got closer he seemed to have hearts in his eyes for something or someone. "Look at the girl in all blue with Pink sneakers."
"Blue and Pink so don't go together." Jessie said angrily as they landed. "How could you two see beauty in a twerpette like that? Go Ekans use Poison Sting on that girl in blue."
Misty saw some needles coming toward Ashley and sent out her Starmie.
"Starmie use Rapid Spin to knock those needles away and use Hydro Pump on the snake!" Misty said.
Starmie did so knocking the snake into the side of a basket. A female with pinkish-red hair jumped out of the basket, recalled her Ekans and glared at Ashley.
"How dare you be prettier than me!" Jessie said. "Why are you taking James' and Meowth's attention away from me and putting it on you you little witch!"
"Excuse me?" Ashley asked. "But like who are you? So what if I'm prettier than you. You are no slouch in the beauty department yourself. Also what does that R on your shirt stand for?"
"Jessie, what are you doing?" James asked. "Why don't you leave the girl alone."
"Meowth dats Right." Meowth said with hearts in his eyes for Ashley.
Misty noticed this and took her hair out of her ponytail and let it fall to her shoulders. She also put on a light coat of make up.
"What am I chopped liver?" Misty asked a bit angrily as she posed. "I am a girl too you know."
"Oh wow, two lovely ladies!" James exclaimed. "Do we have to take their Pokemon away from them?"
Meowth and Jessie just smacked James on either side of his face.
"To protect the world form devastation." Jessie said.
"To unite all peoples within our nation." James said.
"To denounce the evils of truth and love." Jessie continued.
"To extend our reach to the stars above!" James exclaimed.
"Jessie!" Jessie shouted.
"James!" James shouted out as well.
"Team Rocket blast off at the speed of light!" Jessie said.
"Surrender now or prepare to fight!" James said.
"Meowth dats right!" Meowth said.
"WHAT?! A TALKING MEOWTH?! HOW IS THAT EVEN POSSIBLE?!" Both girls asked in shock.
"I grew up on da street and learned it dere. Now hand over your Pokemon!" Meowth said.
"Those are wimpy Pokemon!" Jessie said. "We do not need ugly girls Pokemon!"
"UGLY?" Ashley asked angrily.
"Who are you calling ugly you old hag?!" Misty asked angrily as well.
"ALSO WHO'S POKEMON ARE YOU CALLING WEAK?" Ashley asked. "Butterfree use Hyper Beam! Pidgeotto use Aerial Ace!"
"Starmie use Psychic!" Misty said. "Staryu come out I choose you use Flash followed by Swift!"
The four Pokemon did as they were instructed.
"Now is your chance Pikachu use Thunderbolt to send them away!" Ashley exclaimed to her Pokemon.
"Pika Pika Pika Pika Pika chuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu!" Pikachu said as he unleashed a massive Thunderbolt.
"It looks like Team Rocket is Blasting off!" Team Rocket said as a star twinkled in the distance.
Flying through the air Team Rocket POV...
"That is a very special Pikachu." Jessie said. "It will be a perfect gift to give our boss."
"I agree with you." James said. "I just can't wait to see that girl in blue again. She is so beautiful. The Redhead isn't half-bad looking herself."
"I agree with you Jimmy." Meowth said with hearts in his eyes. "Those two girls sure are beautiful I just wish Jessie was as beautiful.
"Will you two shut off your hormones for a minute!" Jessie said as she angrily slapped her Teammates. "We have to get that Pikachu at all costs."
The two male Team Rocket Members stop talking about Ashley and agree with Jessie on having to get Pikachu.
"I bet you her other Pokemon are strong as well." James said. "Her Pidgeotto knows Aerial Ace and her Butterfree knows Hyper Beam."
Back to Ashley and Misty Normal POV...
"We have to like make it through Viridian Forest to get to Pewter City." Ashley remarked. "I know there are a lot of Creepy Bug Pokemon there, but I still want to capture a Weedle and eventually have a Beedrill. Bugs aren't so bad once you get used to them."
Ashley returned Pidgeotto as Butterfree flew over and landed on Ashley's other shoulder since Pikachu was on her right shoulder. Ashley gently patted Butterfee on the head.
"I am so glad you learned Hyper Beam!" Ashley said with a smile. "You are going to be a heck of a Pokemon to have on my team. Now take a good rest you deserve it."
With that Butterfree nodded and was sucked inside.
The Raven-Haired Beauty attached Butterfee's Pokeball to her belt as she was greeted by a face she never wanted to see again. Though she couldn't help but blush at his presence.
"Hey there Gary what are you doing here?" Ashley asked in a quiet voice.
"You are so far behind Ashy-Girl that it took you four years to start your journey." Gary said. "You are not worth my time to battle right now so I am heading back to Pallet. I will see you in the Indigo League."
With that Gary ran away completely ignoring Ashley.
"Why did that guy call you weak and why are you blushing Ashe?" Misty asked.
"He is my childhood friend." Ashley said with her blush still present. "He is really cute, but I can't stand the way he treats me just because I stayed back and got an education before taking off on my journey."
"You like him don't you?" Misty asked with a knowing look.
"That obvious huh?" Ashley asked.
"The red on your face is all the proof I need." Misty said with a giggle. "He is kind of cute though."
"Well we should continue our journey." Ashley said as her blush faded. "We have to get to Pewter City."
Misty nodded and continued to walk along with Ashley through the forest.
Ashley and Misty are continuing their journey. Ashley captures a Pinsir and a Scyther as well as a Weedle, Kakuna, and Beedrill. The five Pokemon that Ashley caught were automatically transported to Professor Oak.
As night falls in Viridian Forest, Ashley sets up her tent and gets inside of it. Misty also sets up her own tent. Ashley makes a fire and begins to cook for them. She is a surprisingly good cook. Ashley made stew for her and her friend and made Pokemon food for all the Pokemon they had on hand. It seems those years in school paid off really well.
As Misty and her Pokemon ate, she was shocked at how good the food was.
"Ashe you are an excellent cook!" Misty said. "The Pokemon seem to like the Pokemon food you made as well. What is your secret?"
"Well Mist, remember I actually got Pikachu when I was 10. It was a couple weeks after I turned ten. Mother wanted me to get some form of education so I would be alright on my own." Ashley said with an embarrassed blush. "My Father ran away from the family shortly after I was born. Mother just told me that he went to train to be a better Pokemon Trainer. We haven't heard from him since my 10th Birthday when he called to check up on Mother and me and wondered if I had started my Pokemon Journey yet. If I ever meet him, he is so totally going to have a lot of explaining to do as to why he abandoned Mother and Me. I had to learn to cook for days that Mother didn't feel like cooking because she had been cleaning all day. I learned to make Pokemon food from Professor Oak. I used to go over there after school and help him take care of the Pokemon. I had to learn to make Pokemon food in order to be ready for when I finally set off on my journey."
With that, Ashley and Misty finished their meal, put out the fire and went into their tents for the night. After a short while, Ashley and Misty fell asleep to the sounds of the forest.
The Next Morning...
Ashley was the first one to wake up. It was day six of her journey and she already had several Pokemon, of course her current team has been with her since she was ten. She was just glad she could travel and was happy to find a friend in Misty. She took the time to stretch and take a look at herself in her hand mirror.
"This is so like totally awesome." Ashley said to her reflection quietly. "I am so glad I found a friend on my journey. I never would've thought that I would find a human friend so soon."
She quickly sent out Charmander and Squirtle . Squirtle use water gun into a giant pot and Charmander heated it up with Ember. Ashley took out a wash cloth from her bag as well as some facial soap to wash her face and get the make up that had been on her for since yesterday morning off. She also used moisturizer on her face as she felt so much better now that she had washed the sleep and crud off her face and out of her eyes. She never imagined that she would have such a good time on her journey after starting it four years later after everyone. She actually felt stronger since she trained at home in her spare time outside of school over the past four years.
"Thanks for your help guys," Ashley said with her lovely smile. "You deserve a nice rest. Return."
With that Ashley returned her Charmander and Squirtle. She then quietly put on her make up for the day. She then got dress into her lovely blue outfit that she absolutely loved. It was as if it was made just for her. She was also glad that her mother made several outfits just like the one she had on yesterday for her. She then looked at herself in her hand mirror and puckered up and smiled and blew a kiss to herself. She then noticed that her hair was a mess from sleeping on it all night. She quickly went to work on her hair brushing her hair 100 times on each side. She loved her lovely long hair. She eventually wants it to get to be Waist-Length but not too soon. She is perfectly happy with it being Mid-Back Length right now. She then gently shook her best Pokemon friend awake.
"Pika Pika! Pika Pika chu!" Pikachu said as he stretched.
"I know you are still tired because you just woke up Pikachu," Ashley said. "We have to like train hard if we are going to have any luck in our upcoming Gym Battle. I'm sorry, I won't be able to use you for this Gym Battle, but I will for the next one. We can still train though. Our first gym battle is against the Pewter City Gym Leader who uses Rock Type Pokemon and your electric attacks just won't work on them. Bulbasaur and Squirtle will be the Pokemon I choose. Do you mind like battling with them?"
Pikachu happily nods as him and Ashley head off away from their tents somewhere. Ashley leaves a note for Misty saying that she left to go train for her upcoming Gym Battle and pinned it on to the flap of Misty's tent quietly. She was then off.
Within the forest three sets of eyes were eyeing our Heroine...
Two sets of eyes were sparkling as they watched the Raven-Haired Teen walk toward her choosing battle place. The two eyes that were following our Raven-Haired Heroine immediately closed after being punched by someone who had a pair of blue eyes.
"What did you do that for?" James asked angrily. "What has gotten into you lately Jessie?"
"Meowth Dat's right! Meowth exclaimed. "We were just keeping an eye on her so we knew the right time to strike!"
"No! You were keeping an eye on her movement and perfect body! How could such a twerpy girl have a better body than me! I am so much older than she is! She has only got to be ten! She must be hyped up on hormones or something! Trainers usually start their journey when they are ten. She probably is injecting herself with hormones to make her appear older and sexier!" Jessie said angrily. "We have to keep on the task at hand! We have to get that Pikachu! I on the other hand don't need to artificially inject myself with hormones to make me appear more desirable!"
"Maybe she is just an early bloomer." James said. "The redhead nearly had the same build as the Raven-haired one. But she isn't has beautiful as the twerpette with the Pikachu."
That earned a mallet hit from the female of the team to James' and Meowth's head. Gee you think she is jealous?
"Come on let's just keep following her!" Jessie said.
James and Meowth nodded and did as Jessie told them to.
"Bulbasaur use Razor Leaf! Squirtle use Bubble Beam! Pikachu use Volt Tackle followed by Iron Tail!" Ashley said to her Pokemon. They were training against random Pokemon. They were Pokemon that Ashley had already caught so they were just for practice. One was a Spearow, one was a Pidgey, and one was a Butterfree. Pikachu was surround by an Aura of yellow as the wind picked up and lent speed to Pikachu who easily hit the Butterfree and then executed a perfect flip into an Iron Tail Attack effectively knocking the Butterfree out.
"Good job Pikachu!"Ashley said as she hugged her first Pokemon. "You were great! I can feel it you have gotten so much stronger in the past four years since I got you."
Ashley then kissed Pikachu on his forehead leaving a lipstick mark on him.
"Oops sorry Pikachu." Ashley said as she took out a moisty-nap and wiped the lipstick mark off of her Pokemon. "You know Pikachu, if I have to use you against the Pewter Gym Leader I will. Your Iron Tail Attack is awesome! It will surely help against ground and rock type Pokemon not to mention Ice Type as well."
Squirtle and Charmander were also battling their hearts out for their trainer. She was happy that all of her Pokemon have gotten so strong in the past four years. She certainly is at an advanced skill level for a trainer that is just starting out her journey. Those years in Pallet Town Pokemon Academy helped out a lot. She was so happy her mom made her go to school before she went on her journey. It will definitely help her out in the long run.
Ashley could see that her Pokemon had enough training for one day. She really didn't want to wear them out in case she had to battle those thieves again or anyone for that matter.
"Charmander, Squirtle return you deserve a nice long rest!" Ashley said. "Thanks for helping me get ready for the day two."
Charmander and Squirtle smiled as they were recalled into their Pokeballs. Pikachu then went to an empty Pokeball on Ashley's belt and pointed to it. It was the one that Professor Oak had presented Ashley with that originally contained Pikachu.
"Are you saying you like want to go inside your Pokeball to rest Pikachu?" Ashley asked. "Why do you want to do that?"
Pikachu just yawned really big and stretched.
"Oh you think you will like get a better rest inside your Pokeball?" Ashley asked.
"Okay buddy, if that's what you want." Ashley said as she pulled out her Pokeball with the lightning bolt on it. "Return and take a nice long rest."
With a content "Pika" Pikachu was sucked in.
"Prepare for Trouble we are back with a vengeance." A female voice said.
"Make it double time for you to experience a divergence." A male voice said.
"To protect the world form devastation!" The female voice said.
"To unite all peoples within our nation!" The male voice said.
"To denounce the evils of truth and love!" Female voice exclaimed.
"To extend our reach to the stars above!" Male voice exclaimed.
"Jessie!" The female voice explained revealing herself.
"James!" The male voice said also revealing himself.
"Team Rocket blast off at the speed of light!" Jessie said.
"Surrender now or prepare to fight!" James said.
"Meowth dat's right!" Meowth said.
"You are so not getting my Pikachu!" Ashley said. "Come on out Pidgeotto and Butterfree!"
"Go Ekans!" Jessie said.
"Go Koffing!" James said.
"Please!" Ashley said as she rolled her eyes and yawned. "You actually think you are going to win this battle. Butterfree Confusion! Pidgeotto use Aerial Ace followed by Brave Bird! Butterfree use Confusion followed by Psybeam!"
The attack combinations were executed flawlessly as if they were being used in a Contest. Ashley was really happy all the training she did with her Pokemon before her journey actually started had paid off. The two attack combinations sent Ekans and Koffing into Jessie and James. They hit the balloon Pidgeotto use Gust to blow Team Rocket away.
"Team Rocket is Blasting off again!" Team Rocket said as a star twinkled in the distance.
"Great job guys, return!" Ashley said as she recalled her Pokemon. She then smoothed out her outfit and headed back to camp.
Back at Camp...
"Hey there Ashe. " Misty said with a smile that Ashley happily returned. "Where did you run off too."
"Did you forget about the note I left?" Ashley asked as she pointed to the note in Misty's hand.
"Oh yeah," Misty said. "You were gone for a while."
"Sorry about that Mist," Ashley said. "I ran into a couple of annoyances that I had to take care of."
"Team Rocket?" Misty asked.
"You got that right." Ashley said to her friend as she released Pikachu from his Pokeball. "Are you okay buddy?"
Pikachu was released from his Pokeball and smiled and stretched.
"Why was Pikachu in his Pokeball Ashe?" Misty asked.
"Because he wanted to be inside of his Pokeball so he could rest and not worry about any would be attackers." Ashley said. "He was kind of tired from our training and wanted to rest inside of his Pokeball."
Misty nods in understanding as she hands Ashley a bowl of soup.
"It's not as good as yours is Ashe, but it will tide you over for a while." Misty said.
"Thanks Mist." Ashley said as she quickly packed up her tent and put it away. She then sat down on a rock and ate the soup. "This soup is delicious Mist."
"Thanks Ashe." Misty said happily. "I am glad you like it. So have you decided on what Pokemon you are going to use against the Pewter Gym Leader?"
"I was going to go with Bulbasaur and Squirtle." Ashley said. "They give me the best chance to win."
"Those are good choices Ashe." Misty said. "It seems like the extra years you spent training at home paid off."
Ashley nodded as she finished her soup and sent out Squirtle to help clean the bowl. Once Ashley and Squirtle were done washing the bowl, Ashley recalled Squirtle.
With that Ashley and Misty continued their trek through Viridian Forest.
Just about a days walk from Pewter City around dusk close to dinner time...
Ashley and Misty were walking through the forest when Ashley was stopped from behind with a sheathed sword.
"Mist get back." Ashley said as she released Bulbasaur, Charmander, and Squirtle.
Misty nodded and got up and backed away from the scene.
"Bulbasaur Grass Pledge, Charmander Fire Pledge, Squirtle Water Pledge." Ashley ordered the three Kanto starters.
All three starters did as commanded and hit their hands on the ground and up came a twister of grass, fire, and water that combined into a three element attack.
These three attacks combined and formed a rainbow as well as a twister. The three-element twister pushed the attacker off of Ashley. She then returned her Bulbasaur, Charmander, and Squirtle and turned around.
"Just like what do you think you are doing?" Ashley asked to the mysterious figure in the Samurai outfit. "What is your name?"
"My name is Samurai, I am here to challenge the fourth trainer from Pallet Town." Samurai said. "Would you be her?"
"Yes that is me." Ashley said. "My name is Ashley Ketchum. I started my journey late because Mother wanted me to get some education. I have been with all my Pokemon since I was ten. I am fourteen now. What is it you want?"
"Well Miss Ashley, I wish to challenge you to a full six on six battle." Samurai said. "Or I did."
"What do you mean you did?" Ashley asked. "You do not want one now?"
"I've seen you practice and train." Samurai said. "I am a novice compared to you. Also all I have are bug Pokemon. I explore this forest for food to cook up in my cabin."
At the mention of food Ashley and Misty's stomachs growled along with Pikachu's.
"From the sound your stomach is making, you are hungry." Samurai said as he looked at the sky. "It is about dinner time so how about you come to my cabin?"
Ashley and Misty nod. Pikachu then jumps on Ashley's shoulder and nods in agreement. The three teens then head off to Samurai's Cabin.
Once they arrive at samurai's cabin, they sit down around a table.
"I must say Miss Ashley," Samurai said. "You are quite beautiful and quite skilled at Pokemon battling. What is your secret for Pokemon battling?"
"Like cut it out with the Miss Ashley stuff." Ashley said. "My friends call me Ashe. I see you as a friend now. No need to be so formal with a friend."
"Thank you Ashe." Samurai said with a smile. "So what is your secret?"
"I just try to do my best and do stuff with my Pokemon." Ashley says. "I mean they are more likely to obey you if you train with them instead of just standing back and giving orders. I train with my Pokemon every chance I get."
"Very good Ashe." Samurai said as he put some soup in Ashley's bowl and then followed by putting soup into Misty's bowl.
Samurai then filled his bowl with soup.
The girls took their spoons and started daintily eating the soup.
"This soup is so delicious." Ashley chimed. "Could I like get your recipe?"
"I don't see why not." Samurai said as he found a pen and wrote down the recipe on a piece of paper and handed it to Ashley. "You girls are welcome to sleep here tonight. You will never make it to Pewter City as dark as it is now."
Ashley and Misty nod in thanks and Pikachu is relieved that they don't have to travel the forest in the dark.
The rest of the night went by uneventfully and everyone fell asleep peacefully.
What adventures lie ahead for Ashley Ketchum and her new friend Misty Waterflower. Only Time will tell! Be on the lookout for more chapters of this story.
To Be Continued...
Next Time: It's time for Ashley and Misty to part ways with Samurai. Their next destination is Pewter City so Ashley can face the Gym Leader. Will Ashe win or lose? Only time will tell. Be on the look out!
Next Time on Ashley's Pokemon Adventures: Kanto: Episode 03: Showdown in Pewter City Coming Soon to a Fanfiction Site near you!
Well what did you think? I hope you enjoy it. This is my first attempt at and Ash is born as Ashley story. Please be gentle. I hope you enjoy!