My sweet little monsters, it is friday again so that means that today I am writing fanfiction. Today I will be taking a break from my dystopian cyberpunk pokemon tale.As it is based on the Pokémon RP campaign I run , this is a story that is heavily tied in with people. I had a bit of a run-in with some of these recently, leading to the fact that the subject matter for now is a bit blemished for me. I’d rather do something else for you all. So starting today I will retell some classic fairy tales featuring my favorite franchise. Told in fable like format, one could argue these are set in the universe of the mystery dungeon series. This means Pokémon live in houses and can talk to one another. Humans will still be a thing but take a backseat in this one. The first classic story we will retell is “The Little Mermaid” by Hans Christian Andersen. The mermaid’s role will be filled in by one of my favorite starters Popplio.
Chapter 1: A Wish from deep within
Popplio was swimming to a wreck, looking for shiny or round stuff to play with. Even though she had four sisters, Popplio, Popplio, Popplio and Popplio she at times could feel a bit lonely. Her sisters had always find her odd for preferring to use her Disarming Voice, over Round. Both were moves they could learn, with Round being a team based one. This little Popplio however thought it might find a trainer if it ran Disarming Voice instead, revealing it’s potential typing should it ever evolve early. Her sisters did not want to be captured however, no one here would. She was the only one that wanted to leave the oceans and travel across the lands, searching far and wide, to find that piece she had been missing in her life. To fill that emptiness that was inside.
Popplio loved the toys humans made and in these sunken ships there were some real treasures she would collect. Eventually the little seal, not to be confused with seel, found the kid’s room. Ignoring the scattered bones Popplio swam under the decayed overgrown bed. ‘Jackpot’! She pushed the toy from underneath her bed using her nose,it was this ufo shaped device with a large stick growing out it’s top, that looked it could be pressed. It also had a solid round found the UFO shape rested on. Pressing the stick down with it’s tale, the ufo began to spin, creating some bubbles around Popplio, it giggled and kept playing with it, wondering how it would work above the water. While playing with this humming top, two menacing looking eelektrik swam in. The blueish eel pokemon had luminescent yellow dots all across their body and a round yellow eye, their mouth featured a four ways parting beak surrounded by rust coloured lips that were matched in their tailfins. ‘Hey little one’ began one of them sounding like a heavy male smoker would sound in our world. ‘You like these toys? Would you not want to play with them on the surface?’ Popplio stopped playing, hearing that it had always wanted to hear, not afraid of these new menacing creatures it nodded…and pressed the humming top one more time. ‘The mistress of the abyss can help you, just come see her at the shiny red kelp’ The eel monster dashed off with its twin in tow immediately after, as if they had heard something to startle them. Soon after Popplio heard two of her friends shouting her name, she sighed and swam outside with the humming top on her back.
Chapter 2: King Primarina
‘Popplio where are you girl’ Krabby clamoured, being followed by a searching looking Finneon’
Krabby was your standard crab like looking pokémon while finneon resembled a tropical guppy fish. It’s aquamarine and dark blue stripes made it hard to spot, but if you knew it was there you could easily focus on the pink details. ‘I am here Krabby’ Popplio said annoyed. ‘Girl ya father gonna be maaaaaaad’ Krabby said while snapping it’s claw in a sassy way. ‘King Primarina ain’t liking this.. no he ain’t at all’ Popplio just glared at the crab and said ‘My sister just wanted to sing again so I just went to go play by myself, look what I found?!’ The krabby stared at the humming top and sighed. ‘Girl why do ya wanna go up there, can’t you see how good you have it here?, Let me sing you a song’. Just as some oddly familiar song began to set in a sharpedo with a tie approached , holding some kind of document. Finneon read it and asked ‘What is a Disney and why is it making us stop singing?’ The shark grinned ‘It’s everything…. and you can sing if you pay, if you don’t my brother is also a good lawyer…he will help you for a price’. The Sharpedo swam off laughing after handing out the cease order.
The trio returned home without song, King Primarina’s castle look magnificent as always, but the sight was marred by a very angry looking King Primarina. He was a very feminine looking king, who compensated by wearing a kelp beard which was totally not a matching colour of his waving locks, made even worse by the fact that he was a shiny of his kind, resulting in long blond manes and the big dark green kelp beard just made him look silly.
‘You missed dinner! The cook made drowned Aguav berries’ the father said to her daughter angrily. ‘You’ve been looking at human stuff again! Arceus be damned with you child.. I am sorry but I will make you give up this obsessions, humans will eat you!’ As Popplio already began to sob her father launched a Moonblast attack aiming it straight at the humming top which exploded into a thousand pieces. ‘Daddy no” Popplio whined but it was too late, the king swam up to her room and destroyed all the human toys it had gathered. In a fit of rage Popplio swam off as fast as she could, as her father aimed a Moonblast to knock her out, he found out he was out of PP, losing track of Popplio as she disappeared in a chasm. ‘She’ll be back, she must learn, if she keeps this dream her heart will be broken’ The king sighed and swam back inside the palace. Finneon ate a bit of kelp from his beard.
While Popplio swam crying over her lost toys she began to notice she had no idea where she was. ‘I am lost’ she realised, frantically swimming around to see if she could recognise anything, her search proved to be unfruitful. Just as Popplio was about to cry again her attention was drawn by some red luminescent kelp in front of a cave.
Chapter 3: A deal with the sea witch.
Maybe they can help me , Popplio thought while swimming through the cave, a Mareanie was feasting on some Corsola remains scaring the young Pokémon. Proceeding to swim further inside the princess began to notice a lot of Pyukumuku here. Oval shaped pokemon with a white star shaped mouth, and a fluffy bunny tail. Pink irregular protrusions rose from the creatures upper backs their eyes being bland pink dots without much expression. Yet Popplio felt these all were sad. Eventually the cave began to open up in a central room. The two eels from earlier were there spiralling around a ominous looking Malamar. The body of a reversed squid, its head being formed out of cluster of smaller tentacles. With black eyes and golden irises against the hyacinth coloured head along with the wine coloured bird beak her appearance was nothing less than horrifying. Popplio dove into a corner. ‘Oh don’t be scared little one, said an androgynous voice that sounded full of sarcasm and cold heartedness (compare it to the english dubbed voice of Frieza from Dragon Ball Z). ‘I am here to help you little one’ The Malamar calmly waded to Popplio putting one of her pale tentacles on Popplio’s “shoulders’ The upper part of the tentacle was the same deep magenta of her beak. ‘My little friends here told me you want to go to the surface, but hopping like that, you can’t get very far land inward now can you?’ The Malamar flicked the tail a bit. ‘Oh no that won’t do.. but did you know that when you evolve, you can walk and hop on your tail quite well?’ The Malamar grinned maliciously as Popplio’s head shot up to look Malamar straight into the face, she hooked. ‘I can?’ Popplio was bewildered , this could make her wish come true. ‘Yes it can, and it would make you more popular to catch! I can make you evolve you know… if we sign a contract, you can find a trainer!’ Malamar grinned as her plans began to come to fruition. ‘A contract, what for?’ Popplio asked, her little heart beating wildly in her chest. ‘Oh nothing to worry about dear, I just live to see your wish come true.. so I must make sure you pursue it… so I will make you evolve and you have five days to find a trainer, if you succeed, you can stay a Brionne forever… if you don’t … i’ll turn you into one of my pyukumuku over there. But I am gonna be TOTALLY honest with you, what trainer would not like a Brionne, you’ll be caught in no time.’ Popplio, still naive at her level, saw nothing wrong and agreed to the deal. ‘Then there is only the issue of payment dear…I do not want a lot, just your Baby Doll eyes’. The little seal flinched ‘you want my eyes’. Malamar laughed ‘Oh goodness dear no.. I want your move.. Baby Doll eyes, you will just forget it.. I will learn it done deal.’ Malamar extended her tentacle and Popplio not seeing any harm in this shook it with her fin. ‘Now you look like eleven or so am I right’ the witched asked. ‘Yes Madamme, almost twelve’ Popplio said proudly. Malamar rummaged in a cabinet to find find six spheres wrapped in some sort of blue paperlike substance. ‘Here eat these and your wish shall come true’ As Popplio was eating the sweet tasting orbs, Malamar threw a heart scale in a cooking pot and chanted a spell and *poof* Popplio forgot how to use Babydoll Eyes. As she ate the last candy she began to glow in a bright white light
Chapter 4: Catch her then.
Brionne woke up on the beach, the sound of the breaking waves filling her with a sense of joy. What was less pleasant was the sounds next to her where the sassy krabby had already found her. ‘Girlfriend you did NOT just evolve, you be six level short I know because I told Finneon,, that girl aint gonna evolve..cause she just learned Baby Doll Eyes, so she is long off.. yes I did’ Krabby snapped with its paw every time it spoke. ‘I went to the sea witch, she helped me’ Brionne confessed. Krabby made an over dramatic gasp. ‘Oh Abyss no!, that’s a bad idea, she gonna turn you into a Pyukumuku with that Voodoo woo she does’ Krabby kept snapping sassily.
‘No , because I am gonna find a trainer, I got give days to find a trainer, that will be plenty because I am a Brionne now’ Krabby went silent for a moment looking sad. ‘Dear , your father never told you this to protect you but the Popplio line is VERY disliked by trainers. They just think you look stupid and think Brionne is the worst one.. I am afraid you got tricked by that witch. As Krabby moved in for a comforting hug it was blasted way by an Aqua Jet headbutt. ‘No, this is another of fathers tricks, trainers will love me I know it, I don’t want to be a Pyukumuku’
Brionne began to hop away. “Bri wait!’ Krabby said sighting tiredly. ‘I’ll help you find a trainer if that’s what you really want.
And so after getting another court mandate from Disney to prevent yet another spoof of a song, the days began to pass by as the pair began to look for a trainer for the seal in a dress.Krabby was right, a few people tried to catch him but no one went for Brionne. No matter how hard they tried, most would not even look at them. Once she even jumped in front of a Pokéball that was aimed at Krabby, though she did get captured the trainer released her right away. With a heavy heart Brionne and Krabby watched the sunset on the fourth day together, tomorrow would be her final chance. Krabby said goodbye to Brionne telling he would go back to the Kingdom to get her some help, not wanting to be a Pyukumuku Brionne agreed.
Meanwhile Malamar’s Eelektrik came back with an item they found on the surface for their queen. Malamar laughed maniacally. ‘Finally with this item, I can take down King Primarina and claim this sea as my own!’ As her eels placed it against a wall her tentacle pulled away the cloth that was protecting the item revealing a mirror. ‘Henchman 1 stand before me’ the queen ordered her aptly named fishy servant. The eelektrik obeyed just to get hit by Baby Doll Eyes used by Malamar. ‘I feel so weak.. my strength is leaving me…’ The Eel whined as it’s strength was continuously being drained away until it became too weak to even breath.
Henchman 2 now fearing for his life begged to be spared ‘Oh I am not going to use this on you’ the Queen said with a malicious grin on her face. She moved to the mirror past the , now floating eel, and used the move on herself.
Chapter 5: Hau about a final battle
‘Hey there little one, you look like you had a rough night’ was the first thing Brionne heard that day. Brionne opened her eyes and saw a dark skinned boy, wearing orange shorts and a black t-shirt. His hair to about the length of his bangs a bit longer in the back kempt backwards and tied in a knot. ‘Would you like some malasada’ the boy would ask putting the bun meets pancake like object next to the Pokémon. Brionne sniffed the bun and ate it, it was the most delicious thing she ever had. ‘Thank you so much mister what’s your name’ she asked the boy. He smiled at her ‘You like that huh,, are you asking for more?’ The boy clearly could not really understand her, but hey she would not mind more, if she ate it like a good girl she might get captured by this one. ‘I am Hau by the way, it’s nice to meet you Brionne’ the boy now having introduced himself made quite a impression on Brionne, he knew her name! Hau placed another treat in front of her and played with her tossing over a hacky sack Brionne had the day of her life with this boy it was so fun, finally she could play. The sun was already beginning to lower in the sky when Hau finally asked her that all important question. ‘Brionne do you have a trainer?’ The Pokémon shook her head frantically and just about when Hau was gonna ask that all important follow up question, it all went wrong.
Krabby arose from the shore she spent the night at.. looking battle damaged beyond belief. ‘Brionne… it’s horrible… the kingdom it’s under attack… it’s Malamar… she became like super strong, do you know what could have happened?’ Brionne began to panic ‘What is father in danger? I don’t know… all she got from me was Baby Doll Eyes.. but that doesn’t make you stronger it makes people weaker’ Krabby gasped. ‘You Foolish girl , don’t you know Malamar has the Contrary ability whatever would weaken her would make her stronger instead’ Brionne felt an icy grab around her heart.. she did this… she had finally found a trainer but now her father would die because of what she did! She had to stop Malamar somehow. ‘What is it girl.. is this a friend of yours, it looks like he is in trouble, can we help?’ Hau just smiled warmly to both, applying a potion to Krabby. Brionne and Krabby were stunned by the man’s kindness but there was no time to dawdle, Brionn pointed to a spot at sea. While she was getting in the water, Hau called for a Pokémon ride and jump on the Lapras to chase after her. Meanwhile, the king was trying to fight of this intensely powerful Malar, though his Moon Blasts could keep her at bay, one hit would surely knock him out so he had to sacrifice most of his power points to keep distance between them. Soon he would lose this battle, he just hoped he had given his daughters enough time to evacuated. A cry of Popplio would distract him for just long enough, as he looked back he saw one of his daughters being zapped by one of the eels. This gave Malamar enough time to slap him with a tendril of darkness, knocking off his kelp beard. Even though it was not very effective , as powerful as Malar was now it was enough to knock him out. The king rose to the surface.. chased by Malamar.. she would finish him and psycho cut him in half in front of all his citizens, that would show them who is the new ruler.
At the surface Hau, Brionne and Krabby had just arrived where the city was down below, arriving at exactly the right time to see the unconscious and beardless king. Malamar quickly followed in pursuit. ‘Woah that thing is huge’ Hau said. Brionne rushed to her father but was slapped away by the sheer force of a tentacle hitting the water between her and her father, for once Splash did a lot! ‘Brionne watch out’ Hau shouted. ‘Here take this’ Hau tossed her a crystal that she missed as it began to sank. Malamar looked at the Brionne and scoffed’ A little Brionne thinks she can stop me? You made me! You gave me the thone! I knew no one liked a Brionne and with five days I had plenty of time to set up my scheme.. and you fell for it.. letting your selfish desires make a deal with evil! Now watch as your silly wish will end up destroying your father, the the last person that loves you or ever would, will have died’.
Brionne looked defeated, Malamar was right, her father would die because of what she did, the humans were right, she was a horrible pokemon. ‘Whatever she says Brionne it’s not true.. now use Aqua Jet to chase after that crystal’ Hau shouted. He was right! Not the hag! Brionne would not fail here! Bravely she dove after the crystal, dodging Malamar’s massive tentacles, she found the crystal and picked it up, what was this thing?! As soon as she resurfaced she heard Hau shouting at her ‘Okay Brionne now let’s do this together’ Activating something that looks like a watch Hau extended his arms fists crossed, before bringing them back together in a heart pose he then would move his arms next to his body like fairy wins, lifted his left leg and made a little plié. Suddenly Brionne would feel a surge of energy going throughout her body, she felt like she was flying across the stairs as her world literally turned brighter and more colourful, her body moving completely on it’s own she was just being swept away empowered by fairy energy. As her body Twinkle Tackled the Malamar, a huge burst of starlight bursted at the point of impact, launching Malamar out of orbit. As Malamar disappeared beyond the horizon so did the last bit of sun. Brionne let herself began to sink..readying herself to be turned into a Pyukumuku because she was not captured she closed her eyes, after seeing Hau’s Rowlett from the sky dealing with those pesky eels. Everything went dark.
Chapter 6: Traveling under the Sun and Moon
Pyukumuku got a bit unfcomfy on the beach where everyone had gathered. It was quickly drying out. Hau picked it up smiling and put it back into the water. ‘There you go little Fella , that must feel better right? Hau petted the pokémon and moved back to Brionne who knocked herself out from exertion. She would wake up soon after that looking around the beach. She saw Hau who immediately tried to give her a malasada , her father who had now made a beard out of flotsam and Krabby who was snapping its claws as Sassy as ever. Finneon was playing with the Pyukumuku that had just been dropped in the water. ‘Hey there sleepy head, you did so well we are all proud of you’ Hau said. King Primarina cleared his throat. ‘Brionne, were it not for you and this trainers bravery I would surely not be here anymore, sure you may think this is all your fault, which it kinda is, but the witch would have found a way to execute this ploy sooner or later. I did not trust trainers, but you and this young man have shown me pokémon and humans can live together and be stronger because of each other. I, King Primarina the manliest male Primarina will give you permission to travel with Hau.’ The king nodded and pushed Hau towards his daughter a bit as if he was some kind of beach ball. ‘I think your mother’ Hau would get a tail slap in his face…. ‘PRRRRRRRRIIII” ‘I mean your father, wants us to travel together, what do you say will you join Team Hau?’ The trainer held a pokéball in front of Brionne’s snout. Her heart skipped a beat but once she recovered her pink little nose would touch the grey button on Hau’s capture device.
From then on Brionne would be as happy as she possibly could, traveling through the Alola region defeating many trials and even participating in the Pokémon League. By night or by day, they would always be together battling with new friends , seeing new things. The king returned and rebuild his city, teaching his daughters to be more like Brionne. And they all lived happily ever after. Well at least until Disney decided to turn their story into a horrible live action remake
Well the my little monsters, that was quite a bit of reading you needed to do, thank you for sticking with it. I hope you enjoyed this first issue of Fairy-Type Tales.
Do you have a fairy tale you want me to cover? Let me no know in the comments and until our next read! Stay Pink!