Brandon’s Tropical Journey
Chapter One: Forming the Team
Chapter One: Forming the Team
A white haired, green eyed teen wearing a black and orange t-shirt with matching pants and shoes stepped onto the Beach of Tangelo Island. He recalled his Corphish that he had ridden there on, and looked around. On his shoulder was his loyal Pikachu, Sparks.
He saw a black haired teen that seemed to be around his age was battling two other trainers. He wore a black vest over a long sleeved white shirt, and he had black jeans and shoes. His eyes were a yellow, moon like color, and he seemed to be outnumbered in the battle. He had a Scizor and the two trainers he was facing had a Poliwhirl and a Bagon.
“Dang, this guy is still going? He must be as powerful as the Orange Crew!” One of the other trainers said, and then the black haired kid’s Scizor attacked. But he hadn’t said a thing! He hit the Bagon with a Metal Claw, and it was knocked a ways off but still managed to get up.
“Hey, two on one isn’t fair! How bout we even the odds a little? Go Sparks, Volt Tackle!”
Sparks leaped off of the white haired kid’s shoulder, and ran at the Poliwhirl. As he ran at him, it began to glow, it was charging up its electricity and it rammed straight into the water Pokemon, sending it down. The Poliwhirl got up though after a bit as well.
“All right Poliwhirl, use water gun on that Scizor!”
“Bagon, head butt that Pikachu!” The two trainers commanded their Pokemon, but the other two were ready.
“I got the dragon…” The black haired kid said and Scizor flew at Bagon with a Metal Claw, hitting it in the back just before it hit Sparks. The Bagon then went down, it had fainted.
“Alright, use thunder shock Sparks!” The white haired kid commanded his Pikachu, and it obeyed, charging up its electricity and hitting the Poliwhirl witch caused the water gun to not reach its target. The Poliwhirl just fell over having been knocked out as well.
“Dang it, you guys could probably school the Orange Crew actually. See you around!”
The two trainers said as they recalled their Pokemon and left. The black haired kid returned his Pokemon too, and went to shake the white haired kid’s hand. Sparks jumped on the white haired kid’s shoulder.
“Thanks, I’m Aaron.” The black haired kid said as he shook Brandon’s hand.
“No problem, those guys were going to beat you even though if you had another one you could have schooled them. I’m Brandon Birch by the way, and this is Sparks.” The white haired kid with the Pikachu introduced himself.
“I’ve kind of gotten lost, and haven’t seen a Pokemon Center in a while. All my other Pokemon are exhausted. I’m glad I’ve finally reached an inhabited island. Come on; let’s go to the Pokemon Center.” Aaron told Brandon and he turned to walk to the town.
“All right, oh yeah um… What’s the Orange Crew?” Brandon asked the other boy as they walked towards town.
“I think that’s what they call the Orange Island gym leaders. But there are only four of them, plus the champion. There the reason I came to the Orange Islands.” Aaron responded to Brandon, and then they entered the town.
“So did I, but I didn’t know they were called that. Oh look, there’s the Pokemon Center.” Brandon said when he spotted the building, and then they walked in. Aaron gave his Pokemon to Nurse Joy, and then sat down with Brandon.
“So, I know you’ve been lost for a while, but would you happen to know the way around the Orange Islands now that you know where we’re at?” Brandon asked the other boy.
“Nope, I’ve been traveling around just battling gyms since I got my Pokemon. I’ve gotten Kanto’s and Hoenn’s, but I’ve only participated in the Hoenn League. I won the one they just had.” Aaron told Brandon as they waited.
“Oh, cool. I won the Hoenn League two years before the one you were in. I only made the top four in Kanto though,” Brandon recalled to Aaron and then added, “If we’re going to find all the places in this region, we’re going to need a guide.”
Just then, a girl with long purple hair and blue eyes walked over to the two boys. She was about their height, and she wore a black t-shirt and a purple skirt along with some glasses.
“Excuse me; did you just say you needed a guide to show you around here?” She asked them.
“Uh, yeah we do. Why, do you want to do it for us?” Aaron asked the purple haired girl.
“Yes, I guess I’ll show you two around. But you have to make sure I don’t get into any danger okay? I’m a Pokemon Photographer, and I was looking for some people to accompany me around here too.” The girl explained to the boys, and then Nurse Joy gave Aaron back his Pokemon.
“All right it’s settled then, let’s go you two,” Brandon said as he and Sparks stood up. The group walked outside and then back to the beach after they had bought the needed supplies.
“Okay, who has a water type Pokemon that we can all ride on?” Brandon asked when they got to the beach, and then the purple haired girl answered him.
“I do, by the way, my name is Glacia. Go Lapras!” The giant water Pokemon appeared and let out a cry.
“My name’s Brandon Birch, I’m from Littleroot Town in the Hoenn Region, and this is Sparks.” Brandon told Glacia as he climbed on Lapras along with Sparks.
“My name is Aaron, I also came from Hoenn. Thanks for the ride.” Aaron introduced himself as he also climbed onto the Lapras. Glacia got on soon after that, and they set off for the nearest island.
“So which island is the closest?” Brandon asked their guide as they rode across the open seas on Lapras.
“That would be Maikan Island. The Orange Crew member there is named Sissy and I hear she has an annoying little brother. We should get there pretty soon.” Glacia told the eager trainer as she looked around the sea. Brandon and Sparks soon fell asleep afterwards, but the other two trainers stayed up.
“So how long have you known Brandon?” Glacia asked Aaron as she had nothing else to do.
“I just met him when we arrived on Tangelo Island. He helped me fight off these two trainers who had challenged me. I could have taken them myself, but all my other Pokemon were exhausted,” Aaron told his new companion.
“I see he’s a pretty nice guy then. He’s just like his dad,” Glacia said to Aaron. “You know his dad? But you just met him!” Aaron interjected.
“What do you mean? Who doesn’t know his dad! Weren’t you listening to him? He’s Brandon Birch, his dad is Professor Birch. You should have met him by now if you were from Hoenn.” Glacia said to her partner.
“I grew up in an orphanage, but they said I was a pretty good with Pokemon, so they let me have one and sent me off when I was ten. They usually didn’t do that at our place. I’ve just been traveling around challenging people now. They didn’t really explain that much to me.” Aaron painfully recalled his childhood.
“Oh… I see. Sorry to bring it up.” Glacia apologized and then saw the island. He shook Brandon to wake him up. “Hey, we’re up you lazy bum”. Brandon soon woke up and so did Sparks. He sat up straight and yawned, and then he looked at the island.
“Is that Maikan Island?” Brandon asked as he stretched.
“Yeah, that’s it. Lets get your stupid badges and leave, there’s nothing else on the island anyways.” Glacia explained to the two with some boredom in her voice.
Brandon got up on Lapras’s head and pointed his fist in the air; Sparks copied him while standing on his trainer’s head.
“LISTEN UP ORANGE CREW! MY NAME IS BRANDON BIRCH AND I’M NEVER GOING TO LOSE TO A SINGLE ONE OF YOU!” Brandon yelled so loud, that his two companions were sure that the whole archipelago could hear him… Or at least the people on Maikan Island could anyways.