Hello my little monsters, it’s the middle of the week so that means the voices in my head lay low so that I can tell you another story. This week we are coming back to the story of what would happen if Red joined Team Rocket after getting their invitation just beyond Nugget-Bridge. In the last part we saw him getting orders from Giovanni to capture Bill so they could steal Pokémon from the box system. However at his house Red found a talking Nidorino. In the original story this pokémon tells Red he is in fact Bill and Red helps him go back to normal, however Bill pretended to be just a Pokémon to the criminal boy, unfortunately revealing he could talk. Red captured the talking Nidorino which refused to tell him where Bill is. In order to force the Nidorino to obey he decided to challenge some gyms along the way. Just as he was about to leave the house Red found a ticket for the SS Anne, perhaps his mark could be there. Recruiting Gym leader Misty, Red then moved on towards Vermillion City.
Chapter 4: A Pie-red’s life for me!
There she was the SS Anne, the most luxurious and brand new cruise ship in all of Kanto. People from all over the world had come to embark on it for its maiden voyage. This seemed like the perfect hit! Bill would be here for sure, and think about all those rare pokémon from those snooty rich people! ‘Red, how do you expect us to come on board’ Misty asked him grinning a bit , still excited by this thrilling lifestyle she had chosen. ‘Well dollface I have one ticket, I will board the ship and cause a commotion, distracting that ticket guy, then you sneak in’. Red walked past her donning his old trainer suit for a bit to sneak on board, as he flashed his SS Ticket the man allowed him to pass, with Misty pretending to wave him out. Inside the ship felt even more elegant than it was on the outside. Beautifully polished hardwood floors and an immaculately white ceiling with big luxurious lights welcomed the young criminal. Immediately he noticed some staff patrolling the hallways knocking on cabin doors to deliver tiny cute looking pies. Perfect! Red thought. He checked the room number on his ticket and then proceeded to move into that cabin, redressing in his Team Rocket outfit! He would make a statement here today! Perhaps Blue would then see he is not just average. Red waited impatiently until there was a knock on the door. A man with a thick Kalosian accent spoke ‘Sir vould you like some cherie-pie!?’ Red grinned at how stupid this sounded. ‘Ah yes come in mister waiter’ the order was quickly followed and a thin balding man appeared in a red velvet suit, wearing some gloves and a thin moustache.
Le cake.. would be 300 Poké s’il vous plait. As Red took a cherry pie, he pretended to get his wallet but ended up smooshing the pie into the waiters face, before slamming his head onto the tray. Calling out his pikachu to zap the man into paralysis right after. Ripping up his bed linens, he would tie his victim to the pie trolley. smooshing more tartlets into the man’s face. Turning him into a display, before rolling the trolley out he waited to see if the hallway is clear. With the cost clear he drove the trolley to the ramp leading outside.. where he entered a while ago. He waited for the perfect time and then gave the trolley a final push.
Outside Misty grinned when she saw the trolley storm of the ramp, waiting for the ticket checker to chase after his co-worker before he would drive at the docks. It happened exactly like Red planned. The ticket guy ran full force after the cart having noticed it’s tiny wheels on the metal ramp earlier. Giving Misty more than enough time to make it onto the ship. Just before heading inside she would order her Staryu use Water Gun and push the pair over the edge before they could inform anyone. Inside Red waited for her with a smile and gave her a hug with a malicious smile on their faces. ‘Time to find and capture Bill and do a little plundering for ourselves.’
Chapter 5: The great Blue.
After Misty got suited in her Rocket outfit as well, they were ready to steal some Pokémon. Their first victim a Galarian Gentleman who had but a single growlithe. No match for Misty’s water pokémon the growlithe was easily taken care of with a water gun. Being ripped from hs originals trainers hands, they threatened that if he left his room or would inform anyone he would suffer a worse fate than his former pokémon. As the man sobbed over the loss of his beloved friend the pair moved on, searching the rooms for Bill and taking any Pokémon they liked. They would not steal everything however, many trainers had such basic Pokémon. Red ended up stealing a machoke from on of the sailors of the ship as well as the growlithe mentioned before, while Misty only claimed a Poliwhirl for her own. The rest of the trainers were just relieved of their money and other valuables. Having searched most of the ship without any succes of finding Bill , the former hero of Pallet Town became restless.
“Darn it all, where is that Bill guy’ he sighed as he punched a wall in frustration. A waiter hearing a unhappy guest came to check up on them.. alerting the ship with a yell that team Rocket had arrived. ‘Well I guess we are done playing nice’ misty snickered, readying her Staryu to battle off the weak crew that staffed this ship. Red readied his Pikachu telling it he would buy him something very fancy if he would help them defeat everything. ‘Pikachu we are going to commandeer this ship, you can be the first mate of Captain DrRed! The most fierce pirate in the Kantonian see! Help me make those weaklings walk the plank!’ Red though having chosen a much darker path still loved pokémon, his ones particularly. Having been disrespected so much by all these weak trainers however he felt he was clearly superior and others were not worthy of keeping Pokémon. Pikachu growled somewhat angrily in response ‘Kaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa” as if it was ready to face anyone. With the powers and talents of Red and Misty combined there was no stopping them. The combination of Misty’s Staryu and Red’s Pikachu proved to be to much. When nearing the captains quarters however they were faced with one final challenge. Blue stood guard outside the captains quarters.
‘Red you joined Team Rocket? I always knew you were weak minded but to think you were such a coward’ Blue said the look on his face hardening. ‘The captain is sick.. and I will not allow you to harm him or anyone else on this ship’ Blue looked at Misty, he knew he could not beat the two of them, he had to play this smart. ‘Red fight me Man to Man, if I win you leave this ship and you leave the Pokémon you stole. If you win..you will get all my Pokémon’ Red shook his head. ‘You’ve never one against me Blue.. and I am planning to take all your Pokémon anyway. I don’t need the captain.. I just need Bill’ Blue looked puzzled for a moment, but then realised what was going on. ‘Bill isn’t here.. but I know where he is beat me and I’ll tell you lose and leave.’ Red nodded this time. ‘Very well then Blue I accept!’ First I’ll choose Nidorino!’ Red tossed out the ball as Bill landed on the battlefield. Blue looked different from before, less relaxed and casual, this time the stakes were high, he could not afford to lose here. For the sake of everyone on board. Silently he tossed a pokéball onto the field as Pidgeotto came out. This was a battle he needed to win. His brown sparrow like pokémon looked at him, it’s pink hair waving in his face as it flapped its wings. It’s pink and olgen tail feathers moving upwards as the Pidgeotto moved towards his target. “Pidgeotto Sand Attack”
Chapter 6: Team Rocket’s Blasting off
My eyes” Nidorino yelled while it was being blinded. Blue gasped when he could hear it talk, but he could not lose concentration now, whatever that pokémon was it was his opponent now and he could not let these people be harmed. ‘Nidorino use poison sting’ Nidorino disobeyed and tackled the Pidgeotto instead, landing close to Blue he whispered ‘help me’ Red cursed his Pokémon ‘I told you poison sting.. obey your master’. ‘Pidgeotto use gust’ Blue said while nodding to the talking creature, stakes had just been raised. Bill the Nidorino immediately after impact pretended to have fainted to be withdrawn by Red. ‘Ha that one was just to show you I have special poklémon.. it will learn to obey once it gets beat up enough like that, Pikachu destroy that bird! Thunderbolt’. In a bright flash of light the room was illuminated with yellow. When everyone’s eyesight returned Blue’s Pidgeotto was lying fainted on the field. ‘I can’t let you win here Red, not today’, hand me that Nidorino and this doesn’t have to end badly for you’ Blue said while sending out his Nidorina. ‘You never won Blue.. and today you shall lose everything and learn to respect me’ Blue frowned ‘Is that what this is about Red? I can not respect someone like you especially now… I may have lost before but I didn’t take you seriously.. stakes are to high for me to do that now’ Red ‘s face turned into the purest colour related to his namesake yelling out many profanities Blue before snarling at his Pikachu. ‘Pikachu kills his pokémon, Use Thunderbolt’ In the brief moment Pikachu doubted this order Blue took out a rock like item from his pockets and tossed it towards Nidorina, then the room went to a bright mix of yellow and white once more. This time even leaving a big cloud of smoke at the spot of impact.
As Red stared at the cloud of smoke he laughed diabocaly. It’s over Blue, your squirtle is not enough to defeat my team, your Nidorina is dead and soon you will be too.’ Blue became visible from the smoke cloud first for Red, his arrogant smile had returned to his face. ‘I am not using Squirtle Red, and I do not have a Nidorina’. Red nearly hurt himself in confusion at this having lost all self control. “What yo do you mean you don’t have a Nidorina….. you….’ Red felt silent as the smoke began to clear, A blue hulking bipedal presence was standing in the place of where Nidorina used to be. ‘What is that?’ Red asked frustrated. Blue shouting ‘Nidoqueen use Earth Power’ immediately answered his question as Pikachu got hit by its tremendous force of conjured earthen energy. The attack caused massive damage to the hallway they were standing in as well. Pikachu now fainted was withdrawn by Red who knew he was outclassed. ‘Misty have Staryu tear open the hull!’, Charmander use smoke screen’ Red’s little fire lizard filed the room with a thick smoke as Red took Misty’s hand. ‘Let’s get outta here dollface, if Bill is not here this fight is not worth losing, Team Rocket is blasting off’’ Misty being a former gym leader knew she had type advantage over this thing but should the law be outside it would be best not to arrive with all their pokémon drained. They should escape while they still could, she really liked her new Poliwhirl as well and did not want to risk losing it now. “Staryu Rapid Spin through that wall’ she commanded, her seastar beginning to spin like a massive shuriken torn down the wall, allowing the two to leap outside. Once in the water she would grab onto staryu and Red ordering the first one to get them out of there as fast as it could.
Once the smoke cleared Blue stood in the torn hull, watching a little wake with two black dots connected to it fade away in the distance. He realised he had been mean and petty to Red before with no reason, this felt like his fault. Though Red’s lack of knowledge and self control were his main flaws, flaws that Blue was able to use today to get him this “victory” he knew that with those two Team Rocket got some very dangerous new members. In order to stop them he would have to find out the secret of that mysterious talking Nidorino and he would have to find Bill before his rival did. He called his grandfather to ask him if he could send information about Bill’s research to him. Samuel promised to do what his grandson asked and then offered to analyse his pokédex for him. Blue didn’t pay any attention to that, his goals were no longer that selfish, or deluded. His new goal was to stop Red before it was too late.
With Red retreating, Blue has been given a wake up call! He could no longer ignore his rival’s skill and has to go all out and grow quite early. Blue and Red now further apart than ever before! Who will be the one that comes out on top? Can Red learn to keep his temper and stomach disrespect? Will Blue be able to compensate for his shortcomings and become the saviour Kanto needs? Find out in our next episode! Another four weeks of waiting! What do you think will happen? Very important to say this little monsters:
I am not weird, just very pink!
Until we read again.