Everyone has a dream that fills their heart; a journey they must take, a destiny to fulfill. As close as your imagination exists a magical place, where wondrous creatures with incredible powers help make dreams come true. This is the world of pokemon. Here, pokemon and humans live in harmony. Some keep pokemon as pets, while others, known as pokemon trainers, compete with them in amazing contests of skill and strategy. Whether they battle, perform, race, or compete, all trainers and their pokemon hope to one day be the best, and become pokemon masters.
This dream burns brighter than most in the hearts of six young men. Quentin Sparrow, Trey Joule, Samuel Cotter, Creedence Akeley, Chad Griffith, and Quinton Worth, all beginning their journeys as pokemon trainers at the same time. As they each make their way to Cherrygrove city, none of them realize that their destinies are intertwined, or that they're in for the adventure of a lifetime.
"Hey bro. You told me to call you when I got here, soooooo...." Trey Joule leaned in toward the vidphone's screen so that Volkner could hear him more clearly. The pokemon center was extra lively this morning, between the usual trainer traffic and all of the TIP participants who had arrived to pick up their GPS spikes from the MapCo representative. The background noise wasn't helping the already shaky reception from Sunnyshore City.
"Wow, I'm kinda surprised you actually remembered. The regional ferry ride wasn't too bad was it?"
"It was pretty smooth. We even got a good view of Alto Mare when we crossed the lagoon."
"You should stop by there when you get a chance. Its a really cool town. Oh, forgot to tell you! I told Jas you were coming and so she put together a little care package for you. Its in your PC box."
"What?! Duuuude you told her I was coming to Johto?" Trey groaned and pinched the bridge of his nose.
"Its not like I was gonna keep it a secret from her. Besides, she's gonna see you in Olivine eventually anyway."
"Ughhh duuude this is so lame. Its bad enough I have to battle your girlfriend for a gym badge in the first place. The least you could do is save me from the big sis act."
"Sorry, no can do pipsqueak. I'll tell her you said thanks for the gear though."
"Yeah, yeah. You do that."
"There's a little something from me in there too, by the way."
"That's not like you. Did she rope you in too?"
"Nahh, Its just a little present to commemorate your journey. You gotta promise me something though."
"You can't open it until you've earned your first badge. Deal? It'll ruin it if you do."
"Sure, sure. I'll leave Jasmine's stuff in there with it to keep it some company."
"Trey come on get over it- oh crap the Gym's got a challenger. Hey I've gotta go."
"Don't sweat it Volk I'll make sure I thank her myself when I get to Olivine. Don't make it easy for 'em ok?"
"Not a chance. And hey you better not lose to Jasmine. It'll make us look bad."
"Yeah sure whatever. Catch you on the flip side." With that, Trey hung up, and turned back around to face his cyndaquil, who'd been sitting on the bench behind him, listening intently. "Well Ollie, we're officially on our own. You ready to go do Johto?"
"That's the spirit bro. We've got our stakes, so all we needa do is get everything squared away and hit the road!" Trey paused, craning his neck to follow a cute girl with a skitty for a moment. "Couldn't hurt to get acquainted with the locals a bit first though. Maybe ask about the sights? Whaddya think?"
"Qui-Quiiiiil!" Ollie nodded in the affirmative, though really he was just eager to do something other than stand still. If he was lucky, they might even find themselves a battle before they left town.