Treecko's & Mudkip's Adventures
Let's turn back time - the day when it all happened, started, began... It was Treecko's and Mudkip's very FIRST adventure together...
Prologue (Treecko's POV)
On that fateful night, I saw my father and brother being taken away from me... My friends, my neighbourhood, everything was burnt by those wretched Team Magma. They ate all our crops, locked up all my family and friends and sent them away... Why? Why was I the only one who managed to squeeze through those metal bars on time? If only I could have at least pushed my younger brothers out first... Now, I am all alone and I could not help but blame myself for not being able to save my family and friends... I stood and watched in silent misery - the horrifying scene that was left by Team Magma - all crumbling into pieces, just like my perfect life...
Prologue (Mudkip's POV)
It was dinner. Everyone was chomping down on the food happily when there was a loud knock on the door. I thought it must be a visitor but to my astonishment, it was Team Aqua! Being armed with weapons, no one dared to face them as they raided our home. Everything was destroyed and the underwater chamber started to collapse. I tried to swim as fast as I could and fled what I would like to consider a near-death experience. My parents were killed on that moonless night and because of that, I developed a trauma of dark places. You can say that I am claustrophobic and that I am a coward but having experience that at a young age, it is inevitable to develop such phobia.
Ever since then, I spent less time with my friends because I can't go exploring caves like we used to. Although exploring caves used to be our favourite activity, my friends rarely go exploring because of me. Instead, we spend most of our time visiting each other's home and staying indoors. I felt bad after that and decided to go leave Sootopolis City.
The unfortunate incident made me realize something. It made me realize that I had a dream... and that was my long lost dream of travelling...
Chapter 1: The Meeting (Treecko's POV)
I run as fast as I can, away from that tragic place... I never want to look back; I am afraid that when I do - it will still be there... Soon, I find myself stopping in front of the fiery path. A grass-type like me will never make it across. I stand there, feeling hopeless and completely lost... No, I can't feel this way! I must face this bravely! I inhale deeply and with all my speed, I dash through that magma-hot path. At the very last few metres, the pain in my feet becomes too hot to bear! Without hesitation, I leaped forward - out of the path, into the sand that smells like a burnt berry! Yes, that fiery path was hot; but this sand is hot as well... Being under the scorching sun for almost eternity, I feel that the sand must be feeling as miserable as me... Both of us have nothing - no family, friends, or a home... I wiped my tears and continue trudging through the hot - no, I mean warm sand with my badly burnt feet...
Soon, I spot some buildings through the desert horizon. I sigh in relief, thinking that it will all be over soon. My feet are in tremendous pain... I can barely move anymore... I know I have to get to a Pokémon center before my feet becomes totally useless. I took another step - without knowing it is my last... Soon, my legs become feeble like jelly and I faint from exhaustion...
"Hey! Wake up! Are you okay?" a voice sound through my head. My eyes open slowly and to my surprise, I am facing a Pokémon that I have never seen before in my life! It is short and blue, has four legs and two oddly shaped orange cheeks! Moreover, it has a large fin on top of its head! What kind of Pokémon is that? I wonder...
Chapter 2: A New Beginning (Mudkip's POV)
Hearing this coming from a Treecko, I was speechless. How can a Treecko not know what a Mudkip is? Unless... he is not from around here...
Scratching my head in embarrassment, I replied, "Sorry for the late introduction. I'm Mudkip and I come from Sootopolis City, but you know, it's quite rare for a Treecko like you to not know what Pokémon am I. Since we are starters of Hoenn you know..." Suddenly, there was a moment of silence. Trying to relief my curiosity, I mustered up enough courage and finally asked, "By any chance, are you from the rural areas of Fallarbor?"
"Well, of course I don't have a place to stay. I'm new to this city as you know and if you would be so kind as to take me in as a refugee, I would be more than grateful."
Great... How can I reject him? Those eyes... they remind me of someone. A feeling of nostalgia came rushing back to me as I sat down on my chair. "Alright, you can stay with me. However, on one condition: work with me.
Chapter 3: Poképrofs (Mudkip's POV)
"So what exactly are you? A scientist?" Treecko asked with a cold glare.
I scratched my head. "Well... that's close... but not really, I'm more of a self-employed researcher. I study chemicals and make some kind of potions that I'm not even all that aware myself. Hey Treecko, can you be my partner-in-hand?" I reached out to him, holding out my front fin.
"Pfft! What's with that fin? Are we supposed to shake hands like agreeing on some business deal?" Treecko smirked then added, "Not interested, water-type."
I stared at him blankly, speechless. Then he looked at me, "Well I guess on second thought, I don't mind." Immediately, I flashed him a smile. "Yeah, I remembered. I've made with a deal with a hobo." Treecko paused then silently murmured, "Oh, that deal..."
"So what shall we name our top secret research group as?" I wondered, while scratching my chin in deep thought.
"How about Poképrofs?" Treecko suggested.
"Uh... that's seems like a great name! Alrighty then, let's get to work, Poképrofs!" I exclaimed excitedly. I can't wait for this brand new study to begin!
Chapter 4: The Stranger (Treecko's POV)
I was lost. I could not trust any other Pokémon but my grass and fire-types... Still, there's something about this little blue water-type that made me feel nostalgic. Like we have met before...
Anyways, for my first assignment, I'm heading to pick some dragon fangs in Meteor Falls, a cavern beside our Fallarbor Research Lab. Heh... Meeting with dragon-types for the first time. I wonder how fierce they will still be... after they meet the power of grass.
"BAAAAGGGGOOONNNN!!!" That little runt headbutted me for no reason.
But what's that? It seems to be holding something that I want: A dragon fang!
"Not this time, you little runt! I'm going to use my Mega Drain and sap your energy away!" I shouted to it. Within seconds, I absorbed that Bagon's HP and restored mine. It fainted.
That Bagon's still out cold... Who knows when it will wake up and return to its parents? In the meantime, its parents may be worried sick. Just like how I am when I was younger...
After a moment of hesitation, I ran back to that Bagon but as I helped it up. It disappeared by a red light! I looked up and saw... a nightmare.
Chapter 5: Uneasy Feelings (Mudkip's POV)
What's with this uneasiness in me? Maybe I should go out and take a look.
As fellow Pokémon were scurrying away, I saw a silhouette approaching me slowly...
Chapter 6: Living Nightmare (Treecko's POV)
"Why, is that a Treecko?" One of them said.
"Oh, I think it came from the forest we extinguished! It must have been a survivor!" Another replied. Then he threw a ball and shouted, "Go Mightyena!"
Chapter 7: Guiding Senses (Mudkip's POV)
There it is! Meteor Falls! I entered the cave with caution. Everything seems dark and quiet. With my fin as a radar, I am able to sense movements within the air and water. So thanks to my fin, although I was blind by sight, I could see with my senses.
As I slowly navigate around the dark cavern, I begin to pick up rapid movements nearby. It is a sensation I have never felt before...
Chapter 8: Determination (Treecko's POV)
It seems like a normal forest to me. Are these humans releasing me back into a new habitat? No way. The truck drove away. I was puzzled and scanned the new environment.
A little Snivy was wrapped by a 5 feet long Seviper. "Shh! Stop shouting for help or I'll poison you to death!" the Seviper threatened. Snivy was quivering in fear. I guess I'm the one who will be saving her.
I leaped towards them. Seviper spotted me. "What do you want? Don't be a busybody or you'll get in trouble too!"
That Seviper seems awfully strong and being a grass type, I'm at a huge disadvantage. But at that moment, I'm just determined to win at something, to make up for an embarrassing loss to those humans. This time, I will not back down from fear.
Then, just when I let my guard down, SLAM! Seviper's poison tail striked me. I felt an intense burning pain all over my body. I knew that it was the end for me.
As I crawled desperately on the floor to stand up, I was seeing another fellow grass-type screaming in distress. I can't stand it. I have to get back on my feet. But... my vision is slowly getting blurry... What do I do?
Chapter 9: New Environment (Mudkip's POV)
I quicken my pace and ran towards that tingling sensation as adrenaline rushed through me. All I wanted was to meet my partner and move to another place to start anew. Again...
The pain of moving to a new environment is unbearable to me everytime. But with this fella named Treecko, I thought it will somehow be better than when I moved alone. As I get closer and closer to the target I sensed, I saw it. My target. My dream for a new environment ended.
There was... Twenty, no thirty of them. All surrounding me with a look of despair, anger and hatred. I have seen those eyes before. Because it is the same look I give to the villains who destroyed my home. It was that frustrated feeling of being completely destroyed and not being able to do anything about it. Feeling helpless and vulnerable... That's the same feeling I got from those Pokemon...
I approach them cautiously... A Flareon took a step forward. Is that their leader? It launched a shadow ball unexpectedly. I immediately dodged and respond with a Hydro Pump. It dodged my attack. I figured it would be hard to communicate with these Pokemon unless I can convince them that I mean them no harm.
With that in mind, I decided not to attack. The Flareon, surprised at my counterattack, snarled at me and is preparing for its next attack. Instead of standing in my battle stance, I stood there, looking as vulnerable as possible to show that I won't dodge. I won't attack.
"You... What are you doing?" Flareon asked.
Chapter 10: Grassy Mystery (Treecko's POV)
I told him about how I was knocked out by Team Magma and dropped off here when I woke up. He nodded and said, "Yep! That's how all of us ended up here... It seems only grass types exist here so I was actually a bit surprised to see a Poison-type. Maybe it escaped from somewhere and came here."
"Where is this place though?" I asked.
"This place? Unfortunately, I have no idea. But beware Treecko, the humans are definitely up to something. And whatever it is, we must stop it before they completely destroy all our homes!"
I agree. We have to find out what the humans are doing. For now, I followed Chespin back to his tree house and carried Snivy back too. However, Snivy unexpectedly woke up and shot us a suspicious look.
Chapter 11: Hidden Village (Mudkip's POV)
"We named this village the Hidden Village." said Flareon, "no one must know about its existence and only those who can find it can live in it."
The house is modestly decorated with flowers and it is a pretty house, although I can tell that it is quite old as well. Suddenly, I saw the most beautiful Pokemon I have ever seen in my life descending gracefully from the stairs like an angel.
"Milotic, this is Mudkip, your new roommate. He is our new villager." Flareon happily introduced. "Well, pleasure to meet you, Mudkip. I'm Milotic, a fisherwoman in the village." Milotic said in a tender voice. At that moment, I temporarily forgot why I came to live in this village. RIght, Treecko. Humans. Haha!
Soon after the introductions, I was escorted to my room. In this village, I will continue my research and work with other Pokemon Professors and Investigators to figure out what the humans are up to. For now, I'll be taking a quick nap.
"Hey! Hey wake up!" a loud voice rang in my ears, "Come on, Professor Mudkip!" I slowly opened my eyes. The blurry figure is gradually revealed. It is a... Wait, what is that Pokemon?
Chapter 12: Mirage Island (Treecko's POV)
We tailed her further into the forest, and suddenly we stopped in the middle of a clearing. "I brought suspicious grass-type traitors!" Snivy exclaimed. Chespin and I stand back to back, anticipating a troop of wild Pokemon to clobber us at any moment. Instead, deep within the branches, a tiny silhouette slowly appears.
"Wait but how do you know that Chespin and I are from Mt. Chimney?" I asked.
"It's easy. I have met you before... In the future... And I know you guys can be trusted." Celebi calmly replied, "Well then, now I must bid you farewell. Until we meet again." Before I could ask another question, Celebi vanished into a time portal. I guess that means it is up to Chespin, Snivy and I to solve the mystery of this island. Why are we, grass types, transported here by Team Magma? What is their purpose? And how did that Seviper ended up here?
With all these questions floating in my mind, I turned to Snivy and asked her how she encountered that Seviper.
She took us to an old giant tree. Although it is summer, the leaves of the tree are falling out, as though autumn is arriving. "This tree used to be a strong, gorgeous plant..." Chespin said. He mentioned that when he first arrived in this island a few days ago, the tree was still thriving with fruits and a lot of leaves. Right now, it is sick and dying. Could Seviper's arrival have something to do with this tree's condition?
"Who are you guys? I have seen Snivy around but not you two..." Leafeon stares suspiciously. Snivy introduced the two of us before another suspicion battle breaks out again. It seems that the grass types here are unwelcoming and distrustful of strangers. Kind of like me I guess.
Leafeon discloses that she notices the Seviper slithering by the tree a few days ago. The Seviper apparently likes eating the tree's berries and its tree sap. The tree probably would not last any longer. She also adds that the Seviper seems to come from the North side of the island, because it always heads back in the north direction after sucking the tree dry. Now that we got this lead, I feel hopeful. Maybe I can finally solve the mystery of this island.
Chapter 13: Best Memories (Mudkip's POV)
I met other villagers and made tons of new friends. I researched and developed some new potions with Pachirisu as a speedy assistant. I actually had quite a productive day. I almost decided to leave it all behind: my past, my family's revenge, Treecko... Should I? Would I be happier to forget all of them and live my own life here?
Suddenly, I heard a knock on the door. I opened it and saw a Pokemon. A surge of pain rushed through my veins. That Pokemon... I saw that Pokemon somewhere before... In the most horrifying scene...