Lisa came to, she found herself seated on a concrete floor, still
restrained by handcuffs and chains, in a cold, dark prison cell. Her
bag, purse, and hat had been placed on a table outside the cell, with
imposing steel bars and two burly guards preventing Lisa from getting
to them. Accompanying the guards was a yellow mouse-like creature. Its
beady black eyes moved back and forth in a shifty manner, with its
bolt-shaped tail sticking straight in the air.
Lisa did a quick
look- over of her outfit. Her clothes were left wrinkled but undamaged.
Her stockings, while filthy on the bottom of her feet, had no holes.
She sighed in relief, but was perfectly aware of the fact that the
condition of her hosiery did nothing to improve her situation.
man rushed in. Lisa recognized him as Buster, the first Thrash member
she battled. “You!” he announced, pointing to one of the guards. “The
boss sent me to relieve you. You and your Pikachu may leave.”
“Right, Buster!” The man whipped out a Pokéball and summoned his Pokémon back into it before heading up the stairs.
what irony is this?” Buster gloated. The very girl that handed me my
most embarrassing loss is now caged under my direct supervision. We’re
going to have a fun ol’ time!” He walked right up to the prison door,
smiling wickedly at Lisa. The girl slid her body backward, not wanting
to be anywhere near the man.
“Well, I guess you don’t want to
play right now. Fair enough.” Buster noticed his partner beginning to
rifle through Lisa’s backpack. “Stop that!” he commanded.
“Ah, come on, let me have some fun, too. Besides, ain’t nothing in here but a bunch of clothes and some fancy electronic stuff.”
Buster instructed, “I was told by the boss that he wants to be the one to go through her stuff, and nobody else!”
“Fine…” the other guard muttered.
Inside her dank cell, Lisa thought to herself, “Great...
How am I gonna get out of this sitch? However, that one guard may be
right. With those heels on, they can hear my footsteps coming and
prepare for it. So the whole unlocked gate was just a ruse to trap
me... Man, I’m stupid!
” Lisa bowed her head and began to sob. “I… can’t believe this…”
“Shaddup! We’re not going to listen to your crying crap all damn day!”
“Yeah, just keep quiet and don’t bother us, or there’ll be hell to pay!”
two men began conversing among themselves. “Hey, I caught a glimpse of
the boss’s Pokémon. Call me crazy, but didn’t he used to have much
“Yeah, but his boss, the guy in charge of
everything, made all of his top officers turn in their Pokémon for some
sort of experiment. Apparently the Pokémon he gave as replacements are
first evolutions… Wonder what the heck he was gonna do with them in his
Lisa turned away from the men and faced
the gray concrete wall in front of her. She had no idea how she was
going to get out of this. Her efforts to lay low had failed, and this
was the price she would pay. The girl began praying silently, hoping
her calls would be answered. Buster took notice and sneered. “Don’t
waste your time. You ain’t got a prayer! Ha, I’m funny!”
“Not in the least
Gritting her teeth, Lisa’s growing anger gave her the strength to ask
her captors, “So, what is it that you intend to do with me?”
tell you the truth, that ain’t for us to decide. Whenever the boss gets
done with his important work upstairs, he’ll come fetch you himself.
But I can imagine it’ll likely involve torture and finish up with your
death. Have fun with that!”
Lisa shuddered, curling herself into
a ball. So her fate would be death – that is, unless some sort of
miracle happened to save her from this fate.
Suddenly Lisa heard the footsteps of someone in heels. The guard looked up, yelling, “What the hell’s that noise?”
a pair of black dress shoes came flying at him followed by a barrage of
coins. Both shoes hit him square on the head, knocking him down. Then
Lisa spotted a familiar Pokémon. “Meowth! How’d you get in here?”
That cat’s gonna die!” growled Buster as he pulled a butcher knife from
a holster on his belt. “Get up and help me catch this mangy fleabag!”
he yelled to his partner, who was still rubbing his head in pain.
inside the cell, Lisa watched nervously as the two guards lunged toward
her Pokémon. Her entire body was shaking and her forehead was drenched
in sweat. “Meowth, watch out!”
Using her jumping skills, the cat
barely avoided being clocked by a guard’s right fist. As Buster tried
to make his way toward the alarm switch, Meowth gave him several
scratches to the face before jumping aside, narrowly dodging a swipe
with the knife.
“Dammit, Pete, get your gun out!”
“A gun? Oh, no!” Lisa shrieked, her eyes opened as wide as they would go.
second guard, now identified as Pete, fumbled for the handle of his
gun. But Meowth would have none of that. The wily Pokémon planted her
foot squarely in the man’s face, sending him falling backwards and
crashing through a table.
“We can’t let that girl escape! The boss’ll be really mad if we do, and I don’t want to listen to his barking all over again!”
with gun in hand, Pete took aim at Meowth. But with the kitten
constantly on the move, he couldn’t get a clean hit on her. One errant
bullet missed his partner.
“Wha… Watch where you’re aiming that damn thing! Hit the cat, not me, nimrod!”
but that thing’s so fast… And I’m out of bullets!” As Pete reached into
his pocket for more ammo, Meowth pulled off her version of a roundhouse
kick, slamming her foot right into the face of the armed man. A
bloodied Pete fell over backward, tumbling over a chair during his
Though one of the men had been knocked unconscious,
Lisa still looked on worriedly. Meowth wasn’t outnumbered anymore, but
she was still out-muscled by the remaining guard. With Lisa still in
handcuffs, she couldn’t begin to even wipe the sweat that now drenched
her forehead, much less aid her tiny Pokémon.
“Why has nobody
else come down here? Why the hell’d the boss make this room
soundproof?” Buster wondered aloud as he lunged for the security alarm
once again. Meowth leaped into the air and landed hard on Buster’s
back, causing the guard to scream and fall to the floor only a few
inches from his goal.
Getting back up, Buster took a look at
his left arm. During that last hit, he had accidentally cut his own
arm. Now boiling over with anger, he bellowed, “You little impudent!
Now the gloves come off!”
Ripping open his shirt, the thug revealed his chiseled body. “I’ll beat you into submission, you fu-”
His threat was cut short when Meowth landed on his head and dug her claws deep into his face.
clutched his face with both hands and yelled out in pain. Meowth
delivered one final kick to his rear. The big man’s body slammed
against the wall and his body slowly fell to the ground after the
And just like that, there was silence. The two
men lay on the floor, not moving. Lisa perked up. She knew this was her
one chance at freedom – if the locks to her cell could be undone.
cat Pokémon quickly jumped onto the cell door and used one of her claws
to pick open the lock. After about a minute and a half the lock clicked
open. Lisa, still restrained, struggled to her feet and hobbled to the
cell door and forced it open by using the weight of her body and her
handcuffed hands. As soon as the door was open, Meowth worked on
picking the handcuff locks. As soon as she was free, Lisa bent down and
hugged her Pokémon.
“Wow! You really are a great little Pokémon!
Thanks a lot for your help! Wait, those look like my shoes!” Lisa said,
looking at the two strappy black heels that had aided her escape. “Did
you wear them all the way down here?”
Meowth nodded. “Meow meow!”
had to chuckle a bit at the thought of her Meowth wearing her shoes.
But then she got back to business. She returned her shoes to her bag
and pulled out a pair of soft white ballet slippers. She slipped them
on. “These won’t make nearly as much noise as my dress shoes. I’m going
to take these guys by complete surprise. Sorry, Meowth, but until I
find a way back outside, I’ll need you back into your Pokéball.”
recalling her Pokémon in a flash of red light, Lisa put on her bag,
purse and hat and started walking down a dark corridor, then up some
stairs. Just then she heard footsteps – most likely belonging to a
couple of Thrash guards making their way down the stairs. Silently,
Lisa sent out her Koffing.
“Okay, I need you to blow a
Smokescreen in that direction,” Lisa said, pointing up the stairs. "But
I need you to do it silently, without alerting those two guards heading
Without making a noise Koffing blew a thick black
cloud up the stairs. Lisa could hear the guards coughing. “Hey, what is
Lisa quickly summoned Koffing back into her ball and ran
up the stairs while the guards were still blinded. As she headed up the
stairwell she heard the guards. “Stupid leaky pipes! Why doesn't the
boss keep this place maintained?”
Lisa reached the top of the
stairs and burst through the door. She found herself in a plain-looking
office. The muscular man at the desk jumped out of his office chair.
“What?! You!? How did you escape? No matter. So, you are Lisa, the girl
who's been snooping around Team Thrash's business. I am Fred, the
team's Mission Commander! I am also the most incredible dog Pokémon
Master you will ever meet! Awooo! Ruff! Ruff!”
barking man approached Lisa. Wearing all black except for the trademark
red “T” logos on his helmet and shirt, it appeared as if he was wearing
body armor underneath his clothes. He also wore a mysterious metal
device on his back. As Fred continued to talk, Lisa pressed two buttons
on her PDA – a voice recorder and a panic button.
“In case you
were curious, we were the ones who headed up the attack on Sequoia’s
lab. But the boss put those two newbies in charge instead of me… No!
I've said too much! Whatever! You will battle me now! They call me the
Dog Master, and I shall show you why! Growlithe and Poochyena, attack!
Destroy her! Arf! Arf! Arf!” He called forth two dog- like Pokémon, one
being the fiery orange Growlithe and the other being a small gray
Pokémon with unusually large fangs. Both canines snarled and bared
their teeth, a look of pure anger in their eyes.
“I hope you
don't think you will get away with this. Meowth and Koffing, let's get
started! Aim for Growlithe with Smog and Fury Swipes!”
Meowth landed four harsh blows by slashing its claws, then jumped out
of the way. Growlithe readied an Ember, but then Koffing's Smog hit,
triggering a large explosion that rocked both opponents.
taste of Thrash technology!” Fred yelled, sticking a large syringe into
Poochyena. The gray Pokémon began to glow. When the light wore off,
Lisa could see she now faced a fully evolved form of the little wolf
Pokémon, growing significantly in size. It started to bark and snarl
furiously. Its red eyes immediately struck fear into Lisa, as she began
quivering. Her Pokémon, however, stood strong.
“Like that? With this serum, we can force evolution whenever we like!”
creeps! You're fooling around with the natural biology of Pokémon!
There's no telling what consequences it will wreak on its body
“Ah, go tell it to your lab professor, brainiac!” Fred sneered, arrogantly flexing his muscles.
continue using Smog on that Growlithe. Meowth, give Mightyena a wake up
call. Use Pay Day, then Water Pulse to accelerate the coins.”
“Foolish girl! Growlithe, use Ember! Mightyena, Bite! Arf! Arf!”
charged in at Meowth with teeth bared, but was sent backwards by a
blast of water and coins launched by Meowth. It landed next to
Growlithe just as Smog ignited another Ember attempt, triggering
another explosion. When the smoke cleared, Growlithe was lying on the
ground, completely spent. Mightyena was still in the fight. The hulking
hothead recalled his fiery orange dog.
“Attack, Houndour! Get
your dinner!” As soon as Fred sent his third dog-like Pokémon out, he
injected another chemical into it. The Pokémon didn't evolve but it
suddenly developed an extremely angry look on its face. Snapping its
jaw furiously, the little Pokémon fired multiple Embers – right at
Lisa. Only quick jumping kept her from getting torched.
“Hey, watch where you firing that!” she shouted, her face red with anger. “What did you do to that Pokémon?”
our Rage Inducer! It instantly raises the level of rage and hatred in a
Pokémon, enabling me to do this! Houndour, Frustration! Awooooo!”
The vicious black dog rushed in, knocking both of Lisa's Pokémon and sending them flying.
Lisa looked on in horror as her Pokémon slammed against a wall. Lisa’s
heart was racing and she was nervously fingering at her dress, trying
desperately to figure out her next move.
Wearing scars from the recent hits, both of them looked badly hurt, but also had a look of determination on their faces.
“Yes! Wahahahaha! Like that, loser?!”
of Lisa's Pokémon eventually struggled back into contention. Lisa
quivered as she stammered, “We can't take another hit like that... Okay
guys, we need to hit that Houndour with a Water Pulse and Smog!”
Meowth was the first to strike with a Water Pulse, doing some serious damage to Houndour.
“Ember followed by Frustration! Ruff!”
“Man, this guy is stupid… and his barking is getting really annoying...
Lisa thought to herself as Koffing's Smog triggered yet another
explosion. Out of the smoke Mightyena came running and slammed into
Koffing, followed by a barrage of small flames that struck Meowth.
four Pokémon were severely weakened by the last few attacks. Each was
breathing heavily. Both Lisa and Fred were tense, their fists locked
and staring at the battling Pokémon with unwavering concentration. The
battle had been deadlocked, and it was anyone’s game.
“Use Frustration and finish her! Awooo!”
“Dodge that then go after Mightyena with Scratch and Sludge!”
of Lisa's Pokémon jumped aside right before impact and went after
Mightyena. After Scratch hit, Mightyena jumped aside but started to
glow white again. This time, it reverted to its Poochyena form and
“Ha! See ya!” Lisa taunted, pointing at her adversary.
“Gah! No! Houndour, finish her with a supercharged Frustration!”
Houndour rushed in, Meowth launched a watery blast at Houndour,
stopping it in its tracks. The Houndour fainted out of exhaustion, and
Fred recalled it. “Damn you! You defeated my glorious dogs, you little
“Yes! We defeated him!” Lisa cheered, pumping her fist in the air.
be so sure! My little rapid-fire friend says otherwise!” Fred growled,
reaching under his desk. He emerged with a Mac-10 machine gun and
pointed it at Lisa. Suddenly he looked out of his window and noticed a
large police truck smash through the base's front gates. A large group
of police cars quickly followed. Fred quickly ran over to a console on
the far wall. He flipped a red switch, opening up a skylight in the
roof. He pressed a button on his gear. Two wings came out of the pack
as well as two exhaust pipes. Using his jet-pack, Fred made his escape,
but not before telling Lisa, “You have not seen the last of me...
Unless I get chewed out so badly I break down...”
Just then a
SWAT team broke down the door, followed by an investigator. The
investigator walked up to Lisa. “I understand that you are the girl
chosen by the Pokémon League to combat the Thrash threat. I am Agent
Morgan. Once you are ready, meet me by my police cruiser.”
“Okay. Wait, which one's yours?”
“Mine is the Chevrolet Caprice. The rest of these officers use Plymouth Gran Furys.”
“Wait, I thought both the Caprice and Gran Fury were discontinued.”
“Yes, but there is a man who specializes in restoring those old police cars and... Just meet me at my car, okay?”
recalling her Pokémon and putting her dress shoes back on, Lisa made
her way past the old Plymouth police cruisers, eventually finding the
one Caprice, an older, box- style one. Lisa figured it was probably an
‘88 or ‘89, similar to hers. Agent Morgan motioned for her to step into
the front passenger seat. As she got in, she saw other officers escort
the other Thrash agents out of the facility in handcuffs. She saw that
one of them was the man named Buster, and she gave him a sly smirk as
he was led past. He shot back an angry scowl before being shoved into
the back of a Gran Fury police cruiser.
Inside the Caprice, Lisa
immediately pulled out her PDA. “I just so happened to get a voice
recording of the leader, Fred, during his pre-battle rant.” She played
back the recording for Morgan.
Fred's voice came on. “In case you were curious, we were the ones who headed up the attack on Sequoia’s lab....”
“Thank you, um... what's your name?”
“Oh, sorry, It’s Lisa Northwood.”
“Anyway, thank you, Lisa. This recording is very incriminating.”
he was taking notes the recording kept playing. Just then something
caught Morgan's attention. “Wait, play that last part back.”
Lisa rewound the digital recording a few seconds. “Don't be so sure! My little rapid-fire friend says otherwise!”
We got him down for attempted murder as well. Lisa, let me download
this into my laptop, then I'll send you on your way. I don't want to
hold you up since I believe they'll try again to get that research
After the download was completed, Lisa bid farewell to
the investigator, then made her way north. Emerging from the forest on
a dusty dirt road marked “Route 503”, she could see the next town in
the distance. “That must be Bluefield City, the home of the first gym
and the region's university.”
Lisa noticed a bulletin board. One
flyer caught her attention. It read: “Fourtix Region Calculus
Challenge: To be held Oct. 28 at 9:00 AM. Registrations accepted until
start of event. Event to be held in New Math Building in Fourtix
“That's tomorrow! I guess I should take a little
break after what I've been through at this base.” Lisa released her
Meowth from its Pokéball. “I see you're all rested up, sweetie. Let's
get you a little exercise now.”
Lisa and Meowth headed down the road to the next town, Lisa once again singing.
“Now with you, out of the blue
Love appeared before my eyes with you
A dream come true
I never thought I'd realize what love was
what love was, what love was...”
Meowth just rolled her eyes as Lisa continued singing those cheesy songs she seemed to like so much.
walked down the short path to the next town. The city’s taller
buildings loomed on the horizon as large gray blocks. The path into
town was a desolate dirt path with tall weeds on either side, along
with a few large leafy trees. Not much was there and she believed she
would just be able to stroll into town…
But that would not be
the case. A group of small Pokémon appeared, a mixture of blue and
purple ones. The purple ones appeared to have larger ears and horns.
The Pokédex identified them as male and female Nidoran. Before she
could take another step, a larger purple Pokémon jumped out between the
Nidoran and Lisa. It let out a loud cry and began waving its head
angrily. A sizeable horn was located on its forehead. Lisa flipped on
“Nidorino, the poison pin Pokémon: Nidorino is
known for its aggressive nature. It prefers attacking with its horn,
which can inject a poison into an enemy.”
“It’s probably trying
to defend those Nidoran. Well, since I don’t feel like being poisoned,
guess I better fight Poison with Poison. Koffing, you’re up! Use
Smokescreen then Tackle!”
Koffing created a thick cloud of black
smoke, and Lisa completely lost sight of the Nidorino. It let out
another loud cry, and the other Nidoran retreated into the thick brush.
Meanwhile, Koffing had already struck Nidorino with a Tackle. It
attempted to retaliate with a Horn Attack but Koffing floated up and
out of the way.
“Good work! Now, hit it with another Tackle while it’s still blinded!”
attempted another Tackle but was stopped short when Nidorino jabbed its
huge horn into Koffing’s expandable body, which sent Koffing hurtling
backwards. Koffing quickly recovered and came headlong at Nidorino
again. Nidorino once again used Horn Attack, and both Pokémon were sent
reeling from the attacks. As both Pokémon struggled to continue the
fight, Lisa realized that Koffing could not sustain another direct hit
like that, even with Nidorino weakened. Even though she already had a
Poison-type, it was time…
“Go, Pokéball!” Lisa threw the
spherical capturing tool at Nidorino, who was drawn into the orb by a
flash of red energy. After wobbling for a few seconds, the ball clicked
“All right! I caught Nidorino!”
Having caught another Pokémon, Lisa recalled Koffing and took the final few steps into Bluefield City.Next Part ---->